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THE BErh OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1917,
Brief City News
Platosmi Waddtaff Rings Kd holm.
Has Bast Prist It Nasr Beacon Press.
Bsat Ital fa taw KaMj CUIrfnyal Ins.
Dr. W. K. Feats, new at 1011 Pint Nat'l
H. H. Claiborne has opened law of
fices at (12-13 Paxton block. ' '
Dr. J. P. Sialic, Dontlst, now at 1121
First Nat Bank. New phone Tyler 736.
Brogan ft Raymond, Law Office, re
moved to suite 1300 New First Na
tional Bank Bide. 16th and Farnam.
Ksen Your Mooay-'-And vatoablea In tha
American gars Deposit Vaulta, 118 South
17th SL. Bee Bldi. Boxaa rent Sl.tS tor
months. Open from a a. m. to I. p. m. .
Schools Open Monday The" puhlic
schools will be reopened Monday
morning, after a vacation of two
Burial of Axel Johnson The body
of Aiel Johnson, who was killed by
a switch enfrine January 4. will be
sent to Oakland, Neb., today for burial.
Annual Ball Uniform Review No.
.15, ladies of the Maccabees of the
World, will give their annual ball
Thursday evening-, January 11, at
Myrtle hall, Fifteenth and Douglas.
"Origin of Soul." Mrs. Mary Han
ford Ford will lecture Sunday evening
at 8 o'clock before the Theosophical
society at 701 Bee building. Her sub
ject wtll be VThe Origin of the Soul."
Omaha Philosophical Society
Prof. William Yerington will address
the Omaha Philosophical society in
its hall, Nineteenth and Farnam
streets, at 3 o'clock Sunday on "A
New Religious Synthesis."
Loses His Stickpin Held up at the
point of a gun by two men on Pacific
avenue between Twenty-ninth and
Thirtieth streets Friday night, Ed
ward Walsh, 1049 Georgia avenue, lost
a scarf pin and H in cash.
New Realty. Company G. W. Me
eeath. Windsor F. Megeath and Edgar
.M. Morsman are the Incorporators of
the Windsor Realty company, which
will do a general real estate business.
The capital is $60,000. '
Iowa Men Losers Pickpockets at
work in Omaha Friday night made
twb hauls and both victims were from
Iowa. O. N. Townsend of Harlan
lost his watch to some light-fingered
individual, as did James Gashman of
Special Musical Serricc at Trinity
Cathedral A special musical service
will be held in Trinity cathedral this
evening at 7:30 o'clock, when the full
choir and soloists will participate. Mr.
Stanley will be at-the organ. The dean
of the cathedral win preacn tne ser
Two Fined for Assault An echo of
the celebration of New Tears was
heard in police court Saturday when
R. D. Fitigerald and W. W. Royce of
the Columbia Life pleaded guilty to
having assaulted Thomas Lynch, an
-attorney, and were fined $1 and costs
Aged Man Struck Down William
Bailey, aged 70, who has been living
at the Volunteers of America home,
was struck down by an auto at Eight
eenth and Chicago streets. The ma
chine was driven by S. M. Palling,
Helen apartments, who carried the
aged man to Lord Lister hospital for
Fine Fireplace Goods-4-Sunderland
Sons of Veterans Meet General
Charles F. Manderson camp, Sons of
Veterans, will hold its regular meeting
Thursday evening in Memorial hall at
the court house. A splendid program
has been prepared by the committee
for the occasion and a large attend
ance Is expected, as this will be the
first meeting of the year. Several ap
plicants are expected to be On hand
for the initiation services.
Missouri Pacific Working
On the Track Elevation
General Superintendent D'Bernardi
of the Missouri Pacific is in town
from Kansas City and asserts that
work looking to the elevation of the
tracks of the Omaha Belt line is well
under way. The details for the grade
and the construction of bridges over
the streets ire being worked out in
the office of the chief engineer in St.
Louis and he is of the opinion that
construction work will be started
early next spring.
The Missouri Pacific plans contem
plate a grade sufficiently wide for
double tracks and viaducts fo a con
siderable greater width. The via
ducts are to be built with a view to
accommodating more tracks as the
business of the road grows. They
will be of concrete construction with
wings off on either side and arched
Y. M. C. A. Glee Club to Give
Comic Operetta Thursday
The Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation Glee club, directed by Lee G.
Kratz, will give the comic operetta,
"Captain Van der Hun," at the McCabe
Methodist church, Thursday evening,
under the auspices of the Tri-M club,
composed of young people of the
church. The proceeds will go for the
payment of a piano for the church.
The part of Captain Van der Hun
will be taken by W. A. Kearns, and
the tenor role by C. A. Pixler in the
Entertain Employes at
Theater and Luncheon
Mr. VerMehren, manager of the
Ideal Button and Pleating company,
entertained his employes at the Or
pheum theater Friday evening, fol
lowed by refreshments later. Those
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. VerMehren.
' Mrs. Grace Belcher Mra. Mildred Hanak
Mrs. Ellen Nordean Mrs. Jessie Ollnger
Bessie Beers Gertrude Thrapp
Ruth Clark Josephine VotplaaRg
Irene Craven Mabel Wlnterton
Clara Doahe Bessie Zesulak
Florence McOratb Kmma Zeaulak
Corrlne Thrapp Ed Wlnterton
Funeral Services for
Mrs. Sarah Coker Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah
Coker, who died Friday, will be held
from the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. H. E. Stine, 4314 Ames avenue,
Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Serv
ices will be conducted by Bishop
Homer Stuntz- of the Methodist
church, assisted by Rev. E. D. Hull
of Hanscom Park Methodist church.
Interment will be in Forest Lawn
A Hint to the Aged.
If people past sixty years of age
could be persuaded to go to bed as
soon as they take cold and remain in
bed for one or two days, they would
recover much more quickly, especially
if they take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There would also be less
danger of the cold being followed by
any ot the more serious diseases.
Persistent Advertising Is the
Road to Success.
GODS VIE TO UN
Even the Sun Dotes on Our
City, Absorbing Some of
DAME NATURE PLANNED IT
By A. R. GROH.
Behold, my friends, what a iavored
city is Omaha. I refer not merely to
its weallh and prosperity, its happy
people, its matchless climate. I refer
today to higher things, to facts
which indicate that nature, the uni
verse, the great cosmos, have all
combined to place Omaha above
every other spot on earth.
Can we' doubt this? Is it not the
evidence of our senses?
Go up on top of the Woodmen of
the World building and cast your
eyes around. You will observe that
the horizon is equally distant in every
direction I In other words, Omaha
lies directly in the center!
True, this honor has been claimed
by others. Bostonians believe their
city is at the hub of the wheel of af
fairs. But today we know that Boston
is a mere city of base hall and baked
beans. The people of Lhasa, Tibet,
in their ignorance, imagine that the
axis of the earth passes directly
through their Potala, a delusion
which we know has absolutely no
Another proof of the high favor
in which Omaha is held by the uni
verse is the movement of the sun.
The orb of day. in his diurnal jour
ney, passes directly over our city. At
12 o'clock any day you can see the
great luminary hanging directly
above our heads. There he pauses, as
though enchanted by the spectacle of
so much happiness and prosperity.
Then, refreshed, he journeys on again
across the rest of the world, doubtless
looking forward in pleasant anticipa
tion ,to his next view of Omaha.
Tae the North Star. This intelli
gent body never moves from its posi
tion -in the skies. There it hangs
directly to the north of us, having a
perfect view of Omaha, both by day
and by night. A lucky star, indeed!
See how nature has advantaged us
by causing the greatest river of
North America to flow directly at the
foot of our main street.' Nature could
just as well have caused the Missouri
to flow a hundred miles away. But,
no, she seems to have said, "I will
put the river here in order that it
may carry the commerce of this
mighty city and, incidentally, be use
ful in marking the boundary of the
great state of Nebraska."
Behold, further1, the great azure
dome of the heavens. Are we not
beneath the very center of it? Does
it not soread itself like a great in
verted bowl directly over us? Let less
favored cities occupy places near the
sides of this dome. Uur place is in
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Our commanding position on the
earth is further startlmgly shown by
the fact that the North Eole is di
rectly north of us and the South Pole
lies in a straight line directly south
ward from us.
Ah. mv friends, must we not pause
in amazement and joy at these evi
dences that we are thus favored above
all other places on the globel
Free-for-AII Fight Starts
After Going to Dance
Two well dressed youths were
knocked senseless vtith blackjacks and
brass knuckles in a general free-for-all
fight in whiclr nearly twenty persons
took part last nignt at seventeentn
and Douglas streets.
lhe hffht was the result ot trouDie
long brewing between the gangs of
Clifton Hill and Leavenworth street,
and it reached a climax in fairyland,
a Douglas street dance hall. After the
dance, the fight started, with the lights
o love ot yie various comoatants
standing on the sidewalk, cheering.
The combatants ran when police
came, but Roy Johnson, 2336 Grant
and t. L, Chapman, vii south iwen
tieth street, stopped when officers
fired several shots into the air. In
the excitement, the two youths who
were knocked out, were carried away
Half Million Water Bonds
Are Burned by the Board
President Coad and General Man
ager Howell of the Metropolitan
Water board, Treasurer Endres, Com
missioner Butler and Mayor Uahlman
Saturday afternoon participated in
the destruction by fire of $500,000
water district bonds. ,
This reduces the bonded indebted'
ness of the water district from $7,500,-
000 to $7,000,000. The water board
bought its own bonds with surplus
money from time to time until these
securities amounted to an even half
The bonds were $1,000 each and
were sold at the time the city took
over the water plant four years ago
The bonds were burned in the alley
at the rear ot the city hall.
War on Weeds May Be
Omaha's Newest Pastime
When City Attorney Rinc goes to
Lincoln with proposed city charter
amendments, he will leave a proposi
tion which contemplates empowering
the city council to declare weeds on
private property a nuisance and, upon
refusal or neglect of owners to cut
the weeds, the city may order the
work done and -assess the cost as a
legal tax against the property.
W. T. Graham Buys the
One of the notable deals of the
week, W. T. Graham has purchased
the Traverton apartment house lo
cated at Twenty-fourth and Landon
Court, with plot of ground, 100x150
feet. The consideration was close to
$100,000. Armstrong & Walsh, real
estate Iirm, ucguiiaicu uic ucai.
University of Omaha
Will Open on Wednesday
Owing to delay in furnishing the
new building of the University of
Omaha work will not begin there
until Wednesday, students having an
additional period ot vacation.
The Greatest Pain KUIer,
Sloan's Llntmsnt coes right to the seat
of pain simply lay it on you do not have
to rub. lie. All druggists. Advertisement
MILWAUKEE WOMAN DOG CATCHER Milwaukee haa
a woman dog catcher. Mis Ella Cawker hat jutt received,
the official appointment. Miss Cawker haa conducted an
extensive campaign to teach children how to care for dumb
i miss :
A. Kate Gilbert, sponsor of the
Clasnlm, entertained the elaa In her home
for Chrtitmaa dinner. It waa a happy oc
casion. The rlaes remembered her with a
pretty gift ot rut flaw.
C K. Hurkho der. a former trad u ate or
the rolleie and for many years ensajfed
n public school work, haa been made a
member of the faculty, beginning his work
Monday of this week. He will aMlnt in the
higher and commercial work, relieving Prof.
Snftley, who will apend some time In tha
office each day.
Joe Palmer favored the students with a
number of vocal selection Thursday morn-
Miss Ruth Atkins of the art department
has returned from her home at Lincoln,
where she spent the holidays.
The College String club furnished a few
numbers for chapel exercises Wednesday
Mrs. Swlhart and daughter returned Mon
day from a week's visit with relatives In
The union and star Literary societies, in
joint session, gave one of the best programs
of the year In the college chapel. The
program consisted chiefly of murlc. Mr.
Copple, Misses Johansen and Peterson and
Mr. Marqula contributing in the way of
voice and violin numbers. Following the
musical was a box social,
Hastings college opened on Thursday fol
lowing the holiday vacation with everyone
In his place and several new students, a
number of others are planning to enter the
second semester which begins the latter
part of January. There Is a larger call for
dormitory rooms than ever before at tile
time of the year.
r. J. E. Farmer, vie president of the
college returned from the east last week.
where he haa spent more than a month
in thetlnterest of the college. Dr. Farmer
reports considerable Interest in the project'
of the college for enlargement of the col
lege and endowment.
The local campaign Tor tne increase of tne
endowment and for raising of funds for
buildings will be opened on Tuesday evening
of this week with a banquet tendered by the
executive committee to the workers and
Commercial club of Hastings. President
Harry Morehouse Oage of Huron college will
be the speaker for the occasion, A large
Matter of Entrance of Japanese
Left as a Sort of a Gentle
MEASURE IS SATISFACTORY
Washington, Jan. 7. Senate and
house conferees on the immigration
bill virtually agreed after a confer
ence with secretary Lansing yester
day to accept the measure in the form
that it passed the senate, without
mention of Japanese among persons
to be excluded, lhat would leave
the present gentlemen's agreement
regarding the entrance of Japanese
laborers into the United States un
changed. The secretary was asked to make
clear to the conferees particularly
the views of the Japanese and Italian
governments. He is understood to
have explained that the Italian gov
ernment believes some provisions re
garding ' inspection on immigrant
ships are in contravention ot treaty
riehts. and that the Japanese em
bassy feels that some of the phrase
ology relating to oriental exclusion
is not entirely as favorable as that
agreed upon in the last session of
congress. They are said, however, to
be no more than differences ot word
ing and members of the committee
expressed confidence tonight that the
bill, as perfected, will entirely satisfy
both governments. The b,ill probably
will be reported early next week and
prompt action is expected in both
Doctors Declare for
In the Colleges
Washington, Jan. 6. Unanimous
endorsement of universal military
training and service was given in a
resolution adopted today by more
than 100 faculty heads of medical
schools and colleges throughout the
country, assembled at the call of the
Council of National Defense, to dis
cuss preparedness measures as affect
ing the medical profession.
The doctors in their resolutions
aereed that universal training would
be in the interests of the health, de
velopment and efficiency of the youths
of the country, and urged that when
universal service legislation is enacted
by congress adequate provision be
made lor tne training ot medical or
ficera and others connected with re
lief work for the army and navy.
I number of the friends of the college will be
present. Canvassing for funds will begin
the following day.
Dr. J. 8. Farmer filled the pulpit at Cen
tral City last Sunday for Dr. Conybeare.
Prof. Anderson preached at Hansen In
the absence of the pastor.
The Installation of the equipment pur
chased for the new gymnasium was com
pleted Saturday. New basket ball goals
have also been Installed. The new equip
ment consists of all the standard gymna
Charles K. Bank entile, financial secretary,
entertained the faculty at an informal re
ception at his home Friday evening. The
evening was spent In playing game. Re
freshments were served.
College classes will resume sessions Tues
day. All of the college buildings have been
mnovated and out In flrst-class condition.
The student campaign for, freshmen for
the second semester continues. Graduates
from both Central and flout h High schools
have announced their Intention of entering
Bellevue the second semester, which begins
on February 5.
Faculty members who have been spending
the holidays at their homes are beginning
to return. Miss Alma Jackson, head of
the home economics department, returned
Saturday. Mies Jeanetta Ooodwtll and Prof.
Leslie Callom, head of the department of
English, are expected today.
Prof. And Mrs. . E. 8. luc of tha school
ot muelc, gave ft concert In Fairfield, la.,
The educational bulletin Is la process of
preparation and will probably be sent out
the last of this week.
Prof. Grace Young of the department of
modern languages visited In Kansas last
Captain Frank B. Hawkins of the United
States army and Mrs. Hawkins, visited at
the home of Chancellor and Mrs. Charles
Erlckson. Captain Hawkins Is satloned at
Port l,o.rnn. Colorado.
Prof. Thomas entertained the students
who remained In Bethany at her home Tues
The studerlt of Cotaer are to prevent In
order a German, French and Graek play.
This will be under the supervision of Port.
Snyder of the School oC Expression.
Millions Proposed for
The Rivers and Harbors
Washington, Jan. 7. The rivers
and harbors appropriation bill car
rying $29,000,000i for continuing pro.
jeets already authorized and $10,000,'
000 as immediate appropriations for
new projects, whose total cost will
approximate $50,000,000, virtually has
been completed and will be reported
to the house next week.
Brought Back to Answer
Worthless Check Charge
Jamej B. Lynch, alias George B
Magarr, wanted on a charge of oh.
taining $318 from the Fontenelle
hotel by worthless checks, was
brought back from Greeley, Colo.,
last night by Detective orinkmann.
Look yeara younger! Use Grand
mothers recipe of Sage Tea and
Sulphur and nobody will know.
The use of Sage and Sulohnr for re-
storing faded, gray hair to its natural
color dates back to grandmother's
time. She used it to keep her hair
beautifully dark, glossy and attractive,
Whenever her hair took on that dull.
faded or streaked appearance, this
simple mixture was applied with won
But brewing at home is mussv and
out-of-date. Nowadays, by asking at
any drug store tor a 50-cent bottle of
"Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com
pound," you will get this famous old
preparation, improved by the addition
of other ingredients, which can be de
pended upon to restore natural color
and beauty to the hair.
A well-known downtown druggist
says it darkens the hair so naturally
and evenly that nobody can tell it has
been applied. You simply dampen a
sponge or soft brush with it and draw
this through your hair, taking one
strand at a time. By mornina- the
gray hair disappears, and after anothei
application or two, it becomes beauti
fully dark and glossy.
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com
pound is a delightful toilet requisite
for those who desire a more youthful
appearance. It is not intended for the
cure, mitigation or prevention of dis
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druggists.,
Local Interests Said to Have
Taken Up Entire Block
WORK TO STA&T SOON
.Sale of the $400,000 worth of Ath
letic clubs bonds for erection of the
proposed new club house on Douglas
street, is said to have been made.
A meeting of the board of directors
lias been called for Monday to ratify
Directors will not announce the
buyers until after the deal has been
confirmed by the board, but it is pric
k-ally known to have been local men.
George Brandeis, George E. Haver-
stick and Nets Updike handled the
negotiation for the club.
As soon at this sale is confirmed
and the transaction completed, erec
tion of the eight-story club house will
start, it will be on the north side ot
Douglas street, between Seventeenth
I here is now in the clubs member
ship fund, more than $70,000. Re
quests have been sent out by Secre
tary Wharton for enough more to put
the fund to $125,000 to make Anal pay
ment on the club's lots on Douglas
Thornell Retires From Bench,
, Stevens Succeeds to Place
A ll hsttl Ark if Itaal kaa, i. . . .
some time that Judge A. B. Thornell
Walt Cnnrpmnlattno- r,,rmn, f
the hench the announcement at
council rlluns yesterday morning of
his resignation caused a great stir
around the county coprt house, as
it undoubtedly will throughout the,
entire Thirteenth Iowa judicial dis
trict. The announcement waa withheld
until some understanding was reached
lunicrning nia mccessor. it was de
clared yesterday that his resignation
will talr. ft, shf,t Pk...q. t J
that hit successor will be Thad'deus
atevene or Hamburg, one of the big
men of southwestern Iowa.
Persistent Advertising la the
Road to Success.
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JARVIS 1877 BRANDY
WILSON WAITS FOR
REPLY FROM ALLIES
Answer Expected to Determine
Whether War Is to End Soon
or Be Pushed to Finish.
LOOK FOR WORD THIS WEEK
Washington. Jan. 7. Indications
increased in allied diplomatic circles
here today that the allied reply to
President Wilson's peace note, while
following in the main the reply to the
central powers, will have some addi
tional features calculated to make it
more clear 'whether a continuance of!
the negotiations is desired. If the
amen governments are determined to
press the war to a military solution, 1
it is expected that they will leave no
doubt that further exchanges at this
time will not be welcomed; if not the
reply is expected to leave the door
open for additional correspondence.
The meeting of the allied premiers
in Rome today was regarded here as
of great importance because the en
tente governments were expected to
take the opportunity to discuss their
whole fundamental attitude toward
peace and particularly America's part
in securing peace, The decision
reached is expected to be final, so
long as the military situation remains
Whether the entente reply to the
American note will be forwarded to
the central powers is an open ques
tion still. It is said such action would
be entirely permissible diplomatically.
The reply is expected by the end of
There has been no indication
whether Spain's unfavorable reply to
the president's note, saying the pres
ent moment is deemed inopportune
for peace efforts would be made pub
lic by the State department. It was
received here shortly after its pub
lication in Madrid. Officials say the
text is substantially the same as that
contained in cabled press reports.
Ruin Health by Chasing
The Dollar, Says Robertson
, Chicago, Jan. 7. Residents of Chi
cago ruin their health because of their
"mad rush for the almighty dollar,"
Dr. John Dill Robertson, health com
missioner, asserted in his annual re
IXTY YEARS ago, in 1857, Kountze Brothers
organized a bank in Omaha. Six years later,
I8ba, under a Government
The First National Bank of Omaha
Along with the city, the state and the great west
the bank has grown and expanded. Compared with
the splendid new building, Which the bank now occu
pies, the original building of Kountze Brothers, at
Twelfth and Farnam, seems very insignificant But
the founders had a breadth of vision and an integrity
of purpose which meant more than the little frame
building of 1857, the plain brick of 1866, the granite
home of 1888, or even the present imposing structure.
It is not alone in buildings that the First National
Bank has shown growth and progress. Year by year
the deposits have grown and, as business demanded,
the capital has been-increased, a million dollars being
added to the capital from the earnings.
Is tendered you to visit the bank. When you have
friends here from out-of-town, bring them in.
Occupying as it does, such a prominent position,
conspicuous in beauty, complete in every detail, people
are interested in seeing the interior of the building and
the bank. '
You will be welcome.
IBank of Omaha
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