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THE BEE: OMAHA. JANUARY 15, 1917
BRINGING UP (FATHER
ZULU KID MAKES
HIT WITH LONDON
American Pug Puts Up Good
Scrap Against Jimmy Wilde,
ENGLISH CRITICS MARVEL
New York. ijan. 14. Though un
successful in his recent attempt to
wrest the featherweight champion
ship from Jimmy Wilde, Young Zulu
Kid, the Brooklyn midget, is iu
popular favor in England, according
to reports just received here from
London. The game fight which the
American furnished in his contest
with the little British marvel
earned countless friends for him and
li is request for a return match is
likely to be-granted.
The Kid carried the fight to his
rival and forced Wilde to extend him
self more than ony one has in a
long while, and this came in the na
ture of a shock to the champion's
admirers. They had been led to be
lieve that the kid would prove the
easiest kind of meat for Wilde, and
thousands of pounds were wagered
on Wilde's chances of bringing the
bout to a termination before the tenth
Following is the comment of one
critic on the bout:
"One noticed that this was the
first time in which we have ever
seen Wilde in action (with the soli
tary exception of the first Taney Lee
go) when he was not exactly mon
arch of all he surveyed. In all his
other battles he has contrived to
force his opponents to fight on lines
selected by him, and has also in
variably been able (with the solitary
cxceptionKto force and hold the in
terior lines whenever he wanted to
do so. But not this time. For ttie
Kid posseses a patent, 'duck' of his
own, a most singularly unexpected
right hook on the breakaway, and a
deliberate stick-close-up system of
attack which bears a distinct resem
. hlance to Taney Lee's own. That
duck of his would demand a volume
to do it justice, and it is to be feared
that Jimmy Wilde's knuckles may
demand attention for some weeks
to come because of it."
Zulu's manager has posted a for
feit of $500 to bind a return match
with Wilde and is confident that his
hoy will make a better showing in
another bout' with the champion.
Boxing is in a flourishing condi
tion in England despite the war, and
the praises of Bombardier Wells are
;tgain being sung as a result of the
Bombardier's victory over Company
Sergeant Major Dan Voyles, a Brit
ish army champion. Having elim
inated Voyles, Wells is again with
out a rival for his honors, and all
'tis time, for the present at least,
will be devoted to his military duties.
J. J, Isaacson for
Officials and members of the Oma
ha Amateur Base Ball Association are
boosting the candidacy of J. J. Isaac-"
sou for the position of superintendent
of recreation to succeed C. H. Eng
lish, who resigned.
Isaacson is the president of the
Omaha Amateur Base Bali Associa
tion, lie has served through three
terms, the length of the life of the or
ganization, and is now entering his
fourth year as the executive head of
the sandtot association. He is at
I -resent director of municipal athletics
and the local amateur players and
fans believe he deserves promotion.
l.ette'rs urging that Isaacson be
t:iven the position on the grounds that
a local man should get the position
instead of importing an expert froni
an outside city and expressing the be
lie! that Isaacson is better equipped to
iullill the duties of the office success
fully than any other local man have
been sent to Commissioner Hummel
and the Recreation Board.
Minnesota Winner Over
Wisconsin in Cage Fray
Minneapolis. Jan. 14. The Uni
versity of Minnesota defeated the Uni.
vcrsity of Wisconsin. 33 to 25, in a
conference basket ball game here to
night. Stomach Trouble and Constipation.
Those who are afflicted with stom
ach trouble and constipation should
r'ad the following: I have never
found anything so good for stomach !
trouble and constipation as Cham-j
bcrlain's Tablets. 1 have used them j
off and on now for the past two years. ;
They not only regulate the action of
the bowels, hut stimulate the Inzer and j
keep one's body in a healthy condi-j
tion." writes Mrs. Benjamin Hooper, j
Auburn, N. V. ,
Sport Calendar Today
Field Trial: National ChamplonHhlp
Field Trial aNftoclittlon, at Grand Junction,
Trnn. Alabama Field Trial flub, at De
Bowliwr: Annual tournament of North
western Bowling aHHoelation, at Jamenlown,
Shooting: Midwinter International trap
shooting tournament, at Plnetitinit, . C.
Chepw: Bexlnnlnjt of final round In rhanv
pfonnhin tournament of National Corr
itpondenre ChHs aittHtelation,
Fenelnc: Open foils competition for
Hammond foil prize, at New York.
Boxtnr: Joe Rivera ajralitHt Yin Moran
twenty rounds, at New Orleans. Nam I Jinx -
ford anintit Battling Tate, fifteen round.
at Kuimi City. CJrorjre Chanty agalnxt
"Kid" Julian, fifteen rounds, at Baltimore.
Don't Want to Flay Hunkers,
Saying Have Not Enough
DELAYS NEBRASKA'S START
Lincoln, Jan. 14. Nebraska's start
in the Missouri Valley conference
basket ball race may be delayed be
cause the Kansas Aggies, scheduled
for games with the Cornhuskers Fri
day and Saturday, are backing out.
The Aggies claim they cannot secure
enough dates to make the northern
trip worth while. Nebraska will take
steps to hold them to their agreement.
Beell to Arrive
In Omaha Tuesday
- For Plestina Go
Freddie Beel, who is scheduled to
tangle in a finish wrestling bout with
Marin Plestina, the powerful Austrian
grappler, at the Boyd theater Thurs
day evening, is due to arrive in Omaha
Tuesday. He will finish his training
for the bout here.
Beell writes from his Wisconsin
home that he has been training dili
gently the last month and that he has
succeeded in rounding himself into
great condition. "I'm able to stand
any kind of a gruelling bout," declares
Beell, "so you had better warn thja.
Plestina person that he is in for'a
But Plestina also has been doing
some training. As a matter of fact
he's been training for six months. He
weighs about 210 to 212 pounds now.
A year ago he weighed 250. Quite a
reduction. And Plestina says he in
tends to make short work of Beell.
Plestina says he is confident he'll
throw Beell twice within an hour and
if he makes good his word those mat
fans who have seen Beell in action
declare he will, be performing some
It's been a long time -since Freddie
Beell has been exhibited before an
Omaha audience, ten years in fact.
Freddie was a frequent visitor to the
Gate City when the wrestling game
flourished here a decade ago. He
staged one of his memorable battles
with Fanner Burns in this city.
Cowles Brothers Team Leads
In Sweepstakes Tournament
The big sweepstakes tournament
opened at Cowles Bros.' alleys in
Council Bluffs last night, with the
Cowles Bros.' team of Council Bluffs
leading with a total of 2,634. The Fre
mont team rolled second high with
Six strong teams from Fremont,
Sioux City, Lincoln,' Council Bluffs
and Omaha made up the first flock to
take part in the affair. Sixteen or
eighteen teams will take part in the
matches. About fifty doubles entries
have been secured and 100 singles
Today at 3 o'clock another Squad of
six teams will take .the runways. Two
Grand Island teams, two from Sioux
City one from Lincoln and one Oma
ha team will make up this squad.
Throughout the day the doubles and
singles will be rolled.
Tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock five
Omaha" teams and possibly one from
Columbus, Neb., will wind up the
shooting. The tournament is being
conducted by Walt Goff.
A classy bunch of events arc card
ed for the Omaha alleys today, with
the visiting bdwlers who are taking
part in the Council Bluffs sweep
stakes pitted against some fast local
teams. At ll o'clock an all-star
Omaha teanf will roll a match with
the speedy Frcmontcrs.
The big vent of the day is. the
first half i)f the home and home
match bctvjecn the Clemruons Auto
team of lies Moines, la., and the
Home Resuurauts of Omaha, at 3
o'clock on tne Omaha alleys. A $400
purse will be ithe stake.
The Lincola Cleaning and Dye
Works team will play cither a Sioux
City or a Grarjd Island team this aft
ernoon on the rarnam alleys.
The Farnani merry-go-round tour
nament is attracting a large entry.
The pot has already assumed large
proportions, 1 being past the $100
It is highly probable that Johnny
Coulon, who staged a sensational
come-back on New Year's day by de
feating Joe -Wagner in a ten-round
bout in New York, will be matched
against some of the best bantam
mark. Maurer, Olsen and Stunz are
now leading with a total of 1,815
In the special prize series on the
Omaha alleys Joe Wagman is high
for the Raymond Furniture company
prize with a high single game of 256.
Miss Miller leads for the house
cash prize with a 222 score.
Wins Floor Fray
From Hamline Five
St. Paul, Jan. 14. The University
of Nebraska basket ball team de
feated the Hamline university basket
ball team here tonight, 13 to 8.
Billiard and Pool Stars
To Pay Visit to Omaha
Ora Morningstar and Koji Ya
rn ado, two of the best known profes
sional billiard cracks of the country,
are due in Omaha the latter part of
the month to give a number of exhi
bition matches at one of the local
rooms. The date of their engage
ment has not definitely been decided.
Walter h ranklin. pocket billiard
champ of Missouri, will visit Omaha
the latter part of this week or the
first of next for three days, during 1
which he will clash with some of the!
local pool sharks, including Hcinie I
Harsh, who now holds the champion- j
Tommy Gibbons Wants to ;
Fight Miske or Battler;
Tom Gibbons, Irother of the more'
celebrated Mike, is anxious to boxi
anybody in the middle or lightweight
class, Hilly Miske, Battling Levinsky,
Bob Moha or Knockout Brown pre
ferred. Gibbons' manager states that
though Tom can make 158 pounds,
he is willing to allow Miske to come
into the ring at catchweights if a
match can be arranged between the
Bowl in Not.
The Alamito bowling team plays tin Non
pareil on the news alleys in the Bluffs
Wednesday evenlnjf. Thin will tws the last, of
With the aid of Green's roachlnu. James
came back strong Friday and left the alleys
wlih a smile a foot Ion,'.
Kernan says if they succeed In fororng
him out of tiei-onfl place he haa the satls
fHCtlon of knowing that it took three to do
it Cross, Hileinaii and Bartlett.
George Maxey says he Is going to cop
Greens berth In two weeks' time. Ueorge
is going good.
Did you ever nolif that almost every time,
a bowler plrks a split or minuet, a spare ho
always look a at his thumb, rubs his ankle,
janln his nhofH or xomethlng of the ort?
Watch Hartlelt. He is good.
Geneva Wins From C'relei.
Onova, Neb., Jan. H, (Spot-Jal. ) Oeneva
High school defeated Onto High, school In a
trame of basket hall Itv a score of 33 to 22
Friday night. Th visllors played fat hall.
lut wero unable to slop Ucntva's wrorlng
machine. Fu ridel I starred for the v 1st tors
and Martin and Koehler for tho locals.
Manilla Wins From Dealnon.
Manilla. la.. Jan. 1 4. (Special.) Manilla
High school baakPt hull team defeated Denl
son High school team here Friday evening,
16 to 14.
Dinner in Honor of I,nrh. '
Nrw York. .Ian. 14. Friends of Frederick i
B. Lynch of Minneapolis for 16 yean member
of the democratic nnlinnal conmiltten from
Minnesota gave a dinner in hist honor, h'-re
tonight. Among ihoh who arranged the I
tf;lmonlal were Colonel Kriward M. lioiifle, l
friend of rrctd"nt Wllnnn: William C. Mr-I
Adon, MTretary f lh- Irasuory, and Wil-!
limn r. Mirtian.
Apply Sloan's Liniment to the painful part
is all you need. The pain ge at once.
Only 2vc. All IdruKglnlB. Advertiucmcnt.
for More Bouts
weight scrappers in the game. Cou
lon demonstrated beyond the shadow
of a doubt his ability to hold his own
among the little fellows, and in his
bout with Wagner showed flashes of
the old form which brought him the
bantam crown years ago.
Germans Kidnap Employes
of Big Belgian Factory
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
Rotterdam, Netherlands, Nov. 30.
How an entire factory staff of 250
hands was carried off to forced labor
in German service is told by one of
the numerous Belgian civilians who
have escaped over the Dutch frontier
in' the last few days, and is reported
in the Belgisch Dagblad.
The well known De Naeyer paper
works at WMIebrook, near Malines,
were suddenly surrounded by German
soldiers at 3 o'clock one afternoon,
according to the account. A train
composed of freight cars drew up be
fore the principal entrance, on the
branch line connecting with the main
railroad. No one was allowed in or
out of the works. A German officer
and one or two men entered and went
through the shops ordering over
seers and workmen to stop their work
and collect together at an indicated
spot. Protests were of no avail;
everyone had to obey. Then in par
ties of a score they were taken out
under military escort and loaded into
the cattle trucks and the entire staff
thus carried off to an unknown desti
nation. Although they only had their
blue workmen's smocks, the men
were even refused permission to go
home and get a few indispensable
things together. The narrator of the
story himself hailed from Willebrook
and the facts were confirmed by an
other citizen of that place.
White Men Are Hardiest
Soldiers, War Surgeon Says
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.
Near Verdun, Dec. 20. Native
troops from the French colonies are
not so hardy as white soldiers from
the cities and villages of France, ac
cording to the chief surgeon of the
great field hospital here. He said:
"The opinion has been very gen
erally prevalent throughout the world
that semi-civilized races arc hardier
than the civilized white races. This
idea, however, has been proved falla
cious. I, myself, since the beginning
of the war, have treated some thou
sands of wounded men and have found
in general that the white race can
support pain without complaint better
than any colored race. We have had
here cases of all kinds and I have
been able to prove that not only our
peasant.-, who form such a large part
of our army, but the inhabitants of
our big cities arc as naturally healthy
and amenable to surgical and med
ical treatment as the men of any race
which lives under primitive conditions.
Observation of the effects of contact
with dirt upon wounds proves that
natives suffer from gangrene, peri
tonitis and blood poisoning just as
much as white men. At the same
time their complaints when they are
suffering pain are much greater than
those of white men."
Long Skirts and Short
Shoes Are War Styles
(Correspondence of D3Ae Associated Press.)
London, Dec. 25. Lengthen the
skirts and shorten the shoes as an
other war-time economy, was the plea
made in Parliament the other day.
The member told of going through
the fashionable quarter of London's
shopping district and finding women's
footwear selling from $10 to' $15 a
pair, the average length of the uppers
being from ten to sixteen inches. He
found some as high as twenty-two
CHINA GLOWS WITH
Brilliant Miltary Reviews in
Peking Are Part of National
THE PRESIDENT ATTENDS
(Correspondence yf tho Associated rresB.)
Peking, Nov. 1. China celebrated
the fifth . anniversary of the estab
lishment of the republic with patriotic
exercises in practically all sections of
the countryPrking was the scene of
one of the most brilliant military re
views ever held in China. The capital
city was gorgeously decorated with
the five-barred flags of the republic
and great arches of brilliant colors
were erected all along the ten-mile
route from the Forbidden City to the
Nan-yuan parade ground, where 3U,
(Htn troops passed in review before
' resident Li Yuan-hung.
' Great changes have come over
the Chinese republic since the fourth
anniversary of its establishment. Yuan
Shi-kai was in the throes of the mon
archical movement last year, and was
compelled to abandon the annual re
view of troops in the capital which
had previously been held on the anni
versary of the republic's birth.
Democracy of the most pronounced
tvoe marked this year's celebration.
the occasion was characteristic of
the spirit which has dominated Chin
ese affairs since Li Yuan-hung be
came the president. Imperialism was
thoroughly in the background.
It was Yuan Shi-kai's practice to
review the troops from a balcony
high up on the immense watch tower
which surrounds the main entrance
to the Forbidden City. But Li Yuan
hung rode boldly outside the For
bidden City to the great drill ground
south of Peking, where he mounted
a horse and, accompanied by his staff,
made a complete round of the mili
tary forces which were drawn up in
a great hollow square. He then took
his position on a low reviewing stand
and stood practically unattended
while the thousands of infantrymen,
cavalrymen and artillerymen passed
Great interest centered about the
the review, as there had been rumors
that certain disgruntled military
leaders might inspire an attempt up
on the president, and endeavor to re
place the present government with a
military dictatorship. The president
made light of the reports and demon
strated his hold upon the Chinese
people by appearing as had been ar
ranged before the evil rumors came
This action has done much to
strengthen the Chinese republic and
Li Ytian-hung's leadership. It was
widely advertised in the news
papers that the troops which
passed in review were chiefly north
ern soldiers. The loyalty of this
force of 30,000 magnificently drilled
soldiers was a warning to disgruntled
leaders in central and south China
that Li Yuan-hung and his govern
ment have actual physical strength
with which to resist any onslaught up
Li Yuan-hung wore the gorgeous
dress uniform of a Chinese general.
His long coat and trousers were light
grey-blue, of European cut. heavily
trimmed with gold, and his breast
was covered with a score of medals
and decorations "bestowed upon the
leader who was an obscure brigadier
general in Wuchang five years ago.
His helmet was surmounted by a
flowing white plume.
When the Chinese president mount
ed his horse and dashed across the
reviewing fields, the hundreds of
foreigners invited to attend the re
view were much impressed by his
figure and the ease with which he
rode. He is still the same active
military leader who practically ini-1
dated at Wuchang the revolution
which undid the Manchu regime and
made it possible for him to become
vice president of the new republic.
At the conclusion of the review,
biplanes and monoplanes of the Chin
ese aerial corps flew over the review
ing grounds, while President Li 1
Yuan-hung stood watching the flights. I
Scores of photographers and moving j
picture men were permitted to photo-
graph the president. He showed no j
uneasiness nor fear of any assault.
His bodyguard did not accompany j
him to the reviewing stand, and ap
parently there was no effort to prevent !
assassins from attacking him, had i
nicy wisnea to ao so.
The Chinese press is unanimous in
its praise of Li Yt.an-hun'g's defiance
of the critics of the present adminis
tration. Newspapers in the capital
and other prominent cities of. China
say the president did much to silnece
the critics of his cabinet bv his fear
I say the president did much to silnece I L1 wo .
the cabinet by fear-1 "'' i
JA 1 JH'tS TT y TT A pure grape brandy of J";'
P V K the better .ort
AS II Xf JL atj) JARVIS BRANDY CO.,
A U U k V U St Joe, Mo.
The Bee by George McManus
less participation in the celebration
of the anniversary of the founding of
Holy Land in Need of
Food, Light and Fuel
(CorroHVondrm'O of Tho Associated 1'ress.)
London, Dec. 20.: Advices received
here indicate that this winter is looked
forward to with the greatest dread
by relief workers in the Holy Land.
The food situation is no better than
it was a year ago, and the greatest
simcriug is caused by the want of
fuel and light.
The cold in Jerusalem during Jan
uary and February is intense, and the
scarcity of fuel is so severe that it
is difficult to have a fire even to
cook with. Petroleum, formerly
brought in abundance from the Rus
sian oil fields as well as from Ameri
can sources, is not to be purchased at
any price. Coal, formerly obtained
from France and Wales, is nowhere
obtainable even in the smallest quanti
ties. The only fuel remaining is wood,
and very little of this is to be had, and
that at a very high price. Even before
the war wood supply had to come very
scanty, owing to neglect of proper
forestry work and the lack of forest
laws. In many districts even the fruit
trees .are being cut down to provide
wood requisitioned by the government
tor the operation ot trams.
Although the harvest throughout
Palestine has been fairly good the
people have derived little benefit, ow
ing to the requisitioning of all the
crops by the military authorities. Su
gar has long been practically unob
tainable. There are no stores of food.
available for the peoples of the towns
this winter, but the peasants in the
country districts have in many cases
been able to hide a part of their crops
from the military. In the towns the
destitution and exhaustion is so severe
that actual starvation seems the in
evitable lot of a considerable part of
The Turkish government's intro
duction of paper money has caused
great hardship. The inhabitants of
Palestine are unused to such money,
and have no desire to become accus
tomed to it. In spite of the most
stringent government regulations
against any preference being shown
for coined money, no shopkeeper will
-give change for paper money, and
change is only to be obtained secretly
at a heavy loss to the owner of the
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WHEN it comes to tobacco
an' complexions, any im
provement on Nature ain't
any improvement Velvet is
Persistence is the cardinal vir
tue in advertising; no matter
how good advertising maybe
in other respects, it must be
run frequently and constant
ly to be really successful.
Of Poland is Man
Of Sound Ability
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
Warsaw, Dec. 12. By those who
know him, Archduke Charles Stephen,
cousin of the late Emperor Francis
Joseph, who has been selected as re-.
gent of Poland, is considered a most
democratic sovereign, gifted with
common sense, ability and personal
charm. Conditions under which The
Associated Press correspondent re
cently made his acquaintance illustrate
the democratic side ot his character.
The correspondent was calling upon
a friend at one of the lesser hotels
in Vienna when a knock at the door
was heard and without further form
ality a tall officer entered, shook
hands, shed his overcoat, which he
threw on a bed, and embarked in in
formal conversation. It was Poland's
future sovereign who had thus made
his way to the hotel room without
even calling the services of an attend
ant when he learned that a corre
spondent of an American news agency
The archduke conversed with the
greatest cordiality, displaying an in
timate knowledge and keen interest
concerning conditions of American
life, and volunteered his assistance
to facilitate the newspaperman's work.
He was particularly impressed with
the importance ot the press in Amer
ica and lamented the fact that the
newspapers did not play such a role in
Austria-Hungarv. lie voiced as well
as manifested his belief in democratic
customs and declared that he had
deliberately urged two of his youngest
sons, who had graduated from the
Austrian Military academy the day
before, to take commissions in or
dinary line regiments instead of in one
of the favorite guard organizations. In
the thick of the fighting in the Car
pathians the archduke has been living
as simply as his subalterns, learning
at first hand the environment of the
officers and Soldiers from the ranks
of his people. His two sons have
followed his suggestion, like their
elder brother, Charles Albert, and
have entered line regiments, the Thir
Drjr Committee Mee tins'.
Chlcaao, Jan. 14. Chairman V. O. Hln
shaw today issued a call for a meeting of
the national committee of the prohibition
party to be held lti Chlcaso, January 16, 17
and 1", to plan a campalan for the electloa
of a "dry" congress In IMS.
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