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PLESTINA TO MEET
F. BEELL TONIGHT
Omaha Fans Will Get First
Opportunity in Year to See
Big Austrian in Action.
REYNOLDS MEETS MILLER
For the first time in over a year
Omatra wrestling fans will have an
opportunity to see Marin Plestina, the
big Omaha Austrian, in action in the
squared circle. He will wrestle Fred
die Beell, the famous little Wisconsin
wrestler, wso so sensationally star
tled the wrestling world a decade ago
by defeating Frank Gotch and holding
the world's championship for three
short weeks. The event will take place
at 8:30 tonight at the Boyd theater.
Omaha grappling fans have been
anxious to see Plestina in action for
some time. The big Austrian made
Omaha his home last spring and all '
summer he trained diligently. As soon
as he got in shape he began to hurl
challenged at everybody in sight, in
cluding such notables as Stecher,
Lewis, Caddock, Cutler and others.
He didn't get to first base; nobody
seemed to care to take a chance with
Finally, however, Beell offered to
give Plestina a tilt and Plestina
wasted no time in accepting.
Beell arrived in Omaha yesterday'
and looks to be in good condition.
He declares he has lost hone of his
old-time skill and cunning that skill
and cunning which so aroused the
enthusiasm of the wrestling fans a
decade ago and he insists Plestina
will find he has run into a tartar.
And the Omaha fans who remember
Beell agree with him. A decade ago
Beell was a great favorite in Omaha.
He appeared in one of his memorable
bouts with Farmer Burns in this city.
He wrestled a number of times here
about the time he won that epoch
making match from Frank Gotch and
held the world's championship for
three weeks, at the end of which time
Gotch regained his lost laurels. Ples
tina is a great wrestler lack of desire
on the part of other wrestlers to meet
him has proved that but Beell will
give him a tough run for his money.
Jack Reynolds, the welterweight,
who describes himself as "the wrestler
who claims no title, but will wrestle
any one who does," will tangle with
Joe Miller, the South Side demon, in
a preliminary go. Reynolds and Miller
are old-time 'rivals and they promise
to put up a real mill.
Ice Tennis Match to Be
Held at Miller Saturday
Omaha sport lovers will get an op
portunity to see some ice tennis at
Miller park Saturday. Leland F.
VVykert and Joe Wirtz, both good
skaters and tennis players, will stage
a game Saturday afternoon on Joe
Hummel's pond providing the ice per
mits. Ice tennis has become something of
a craze in the east and many of the
crack tennis players are playing the
game. It is said to be rare fun.
VVykert and Wirtz are the first
Omahans to attempt the game.
Claude Williams Signs
Contract With White Sox
Chicago, Jan. 17. Claude Williams,
the young left-hand pitcher of the
Chicago Americans, today signed his
contract, President Comiskey an
nounced. Danish West Indies Pass
Under Sovereignty of U. S.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 17. The
Danish West Indies passed today un
der the sovereignty of the United
States. Negotiations continued for
ver half a century came to a con
tusion with the exchange of ratifi
cations of the treaty of cession by
Secretary Lansing and Danish Min
Formal transfer of the islands, with
the raising of the American flag will
take place as soon as the $25,000,000
purchase price is paid over some
time within tlte next ninety days. The
treaty provides that meanwhile the
Danish governor shall continue his
jurisdiction and that a committee of
one Dane and one American shall be
appointed to arrange for further de
tails. The form of government of the
islands and their name is now in the
hands of congress, with some doubt
as to whether they will have a civil j
governor or be administered as a na-i
val base, for which they were bought.
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slrtply laid on the skin flo rubbing re-
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IN THURSDAY'S PAPERS.
IT EXPLAINS IT ALL.
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Today's Sport Calendar
Wrwitllny Jog fair m. Walno KFtonen,
flnlh match, at Duluth. !
Boilng Fatay Clin vh. Ad Wolffast, trn :
ronndH, at New York. Kridle Moha vn. Al
Doty, ton mniMla, at Canton, O. Joe Kairan 1
vn. Carl Here, Un ronndn, at SonthhrtdKc,
Man Jock Malono v. "Kid" Hllllnia, Irn
roandM. at Superior. '
8need Boat Motor boat regatta to hare :
opened today at Miami, Fla., poetponed to J
February I ft. i
Cubs Who Fail to
Report on Time Will
Be Dropped by Club
Chicago, Jan. 17. Charles " H,
Weeghman, president of the Chicago
Nationals, today replied to the threat
of David L. Fultz, president of the
Base Ball Players' Fraternity, to call
a strike of the Chicago players Febru
ary 20, the date on which the club
starts on its training trip to Pasadena,
Cal. President Weeghman asserted
that unless members of the club had
signed and were on the train they
would no longer be regarded as mem
bers of the club.
With Wesleyan This
Evening at the Gym
The basket ball championship of
Nebraska may hinge on a conflict
which is to be staged at the Creighton
Tommy Mills' fast Creighton five
and the quintet from Nebraska Wes
leyan, which has held state supremacy
for several years, will collide.
The Wesleyan game was originally
scheduled for Saturday night, but was
advanced to tonight. Mills has been
working hard with his Rippers and
believes they will give a good ac
count of themselves tonight. The
Wesleyan athletes may prove too fast,
hut local floor enthusiasts expect
Mills' men to make the battle inter
esting, at least, and they have some
hopes of victory for the home boys.
Alleged Rustler Who
Broke Jail is Recaptured
Mobridge, S. D., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Fred Pratt, an alleged cattle
rustler, who sawed his way out of
the Mobridge city jail, was captured
by Chief of Police Dunne and Deputy
United States Marshal A. W. Closson
as he attempted to board a west
bound Milwaukee passenger train as
it pulled out of the Milwaukee yards
here. Pratt and a companion, Harry
Saxon, were accused of stealing cattle
from the D-Z ranch near Mobridge.
Saxon, who broke jail with Pratt,
succeeded in making a getaway. Pratt
is held to the next term of federal
district court at Aberdeen, the al
leged theft having been committed on
an Indian reservation.
Aged Missouri Man
Invokes Unwritten Law
Mexico, Mo.. Jan. 17. A. R. Critch
field, 65 years old, was shot and killed
last night by Solomon E. Fox, 70.
Fox, is said, accused Critchfield of
having invaded his home. Fox's wife
is 45. The shooting occurred in a
school yard. Fox when arrested ad
mitted he shot Critchfield. He is in
Lizzie Avery of Clarksville, la., and
William Conrad of Sabetha, Kan.,
were, married by Rev. Charles W.
Savidge at his office Tuesday.
Good Territory Open
on Well 'Known
High Grade Tire Line -
Old established Tire company desires to
make an Omaha connection with a concern
capable of selling tires and establishing
agencies throughout this section. '
The line consists of high grade pneu
matic and solid tires. The pneumatic tires
are guaranteed for 5,000 miles.
This is one of the most liberal, attractive
propositions on the market for a live busi
Call or write R. A. Lee, Room 1106
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Intvrnatiutial Newi StrrlM.
Local Independent Five Will
Tangle With University at
PLAY RANGERS NEXT WEEK
The crack Brandeis basket hall five,
independent champions of Omaha,
have undertaken a difficult ask. The
Brandeis are going to try to defeat
the floor quintet of the University of
Nebraska. The combat will be staged
at Lincoln Friday night.
Jake Isaacson, manager of the
Brandeis, tried to bring the university
team to Omaha, but could not quite
make the grade so he agreed to take
the local flippers to Lincoln.
The Brandeis have two hard games
carded for next week, too. The first
is with the Oklahoma Rangers. This
game will be played at the Omaha
Young Men's Christian association
The Oklahoma Rangers have been
playing basket ball for five years and
they are known all over the country
as one of the classiest cage quintets
in the game, They are just returning
from an extended trip to the Pacific
coast which has been highly success
ful from the standpoint of Ranger vic
tories. Thursday night the Brandeis will
invade Nebraska City for a contest
with the five at that point. The Ne
braska City five is one of the strong
est independent teams in the state
and it is probable that the victor in
this conflict will be able to claim un
disputed title to the independent
championship of Nebraska.
On February 1 Doane college
comes to Omaha for a game with the
Two trips into Iowa are being plan
ned by Isaacson. One will be an in
vasion of the western part of the state
the last of this month and the other
will be a trip through eastern Iowa
the first part of February.
The chances of victory for tfe
Brandeis over Nebraska were con
siderably lessoned yesterday when
Herb Stryker, who has been the best
worker on the suad of late, injured
his leg and probably will be unable to
Bob Hagcr, assistant' physical di
rector at the Young Men's Christian
association and a former Cornhusker
star, has signed to play with the
Brandcis. Ernie Adam is no longer
a member of the team.
State House Notes
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Jan. 17 (Special.) It was John
W. Writes of Ansly, Neb., who sold eggs
rive month old. He plpaded guilty to hav
ing disposed of seventy-two doxen of them
a.iid w. fined $10 and costs before Judge.
Ford of Hrokcn Bow.
Under a separate bill Introduced by Mori
srty of Douglas. Lincoln will have a munlcl-
pal judge whose term In four years, and who
will bo first elected In 1920. It provides
one such four-year judge In cities over 25,fl"0
and three in Omaha. I
With the supreme court decision Monday,
holding the 191ft paving law valid, these1
three towns, having paving bonds agyre-
gating $142,000, had them registered Tues-
fjjiy with Siste Auditor Smith: North Pintle, i
$90,000; llttMtlngh, $44,000; Kearney, $N,000.
The Vnlied RtateK Treasury department
has forwarded lo State Treasurer Hall the:
regular (uartfr1y remittance from the gov- ,
rnment of $7,500 for maintenance of ITnltcd
States agricultural experiment stations in
These are the persons who have registered
with Secretary of State Pool as lobbyists I
since the first of the week: I
Frank I. Ringer, commissioner of the Ne- I
braska ManufMi turers' association, Interested ,
in manufacturing matters.
Former Attorney Geoeral W. T. Thompson i
of Lincoln, chairman of the Nebraska Dry;
federation, Interested in a law enforcing j
H K. 16:t. White, lirown IVflnrw oor
Itonilw lUniUt of rittna of neonnit i'Ihhs nnl
II R. 1M, MfAtllMer, Frlffl and rronln
It'fh)pn water puwnr torporsUtana unci jtlv
State Hallway rummtiwinn regulatory powern.
11. R. If6, Rerun. 1'latte Thnntreti tlmt for
making of railway voramlMtun h nmmt re
port. H. R. rmibey, Oa.re Number platex
for All cars used by dealer required under
H. H. 1&7. Fred Johnson, Adnum Maken
mandatory he employment of deputy rounty
clerk and ftxea natary.
H. K. 158, Jarolwen and Johnnon Appro
priates SSft.OOO for payment of soldlera' farea
to VtrHsburff reunion.
H. K. I b9 Amend loan nhark hill by
eliminating forfeiture clause and providing
C'G to 1 100 fines.
H. R. Richmond and Craddock Re
peals 15-mlll maximum levy oIrumu of met
ropolitan school tawg. i
II. R. HI. RWIng, Imndy Appropriates
9M00 for purchase of Henkleman fish hatch
orte by atate.
H. R. Iti2. Rwlng, IunHr Front and rear
lights required on all home vi hided.
H. R. 183, StuhX. Hall Trcates offlre, of
county road wuperlnlendent and duftnoa
power and duttea.
H. R. 164, Bulla, rtouglan Appropriates
$25,000 for monument to Buffalo Hill on
Mount lookout, near IJenver; part of $100,
0110 fund to be raised by thr statea and
city of Deover.
II. R. lflfi, Harris. Buffalo, and Green wait
Provide for appointment of visiting nurse
by any municipality,
H. R. 16ti, t'rotiln. Holt Makes persons re
ceiving Nebraska newspapers in the malls
liable for payment of subscription prices.
II. R. 187. t'rontn. Holt Requires bonding
Insurance companies lo get permission of
atato Insurance department liefore cancelling
H II. 168, Douglas Delegation Civil serv
ice system for Omaha city employes.
H. K. 169, Good and Others Regular ap
propriation of .8&-mlll levy for support of
state normal nchooln.
II. R. 17, tood and Othem Appropriates
earth funds and miscellaneous receipts of
slate normal schools to their use.
11. R. 171, Good and Others Appropriates
income from normal school endowment fund.
II. R. 172, Good and Others Appropriate
stato normal library funds to their use.
H. R. 173. Linwr, Haunders Requires
telegraph and telephone poles along publk
highway to be set on the outside boundary
H. R. 174, Fotta. Kurnas Reduces certain
fees of county Judges.
H. R. 176, Olson, Harlan Provides that
counties shall be liable for maintenance of
Insane persons sent to state hospital, and
relieves relatives of same.
H. R. 176, Hopkliu, Douglas Raises pay
of supreme court stenographers and clerks
from $1,000 to $1,609.
11. R. 177, Anderson, Phelps Kmpowers
second class cities to purchase or accept by
gift auditorium for public use, or to buy
ground and erect them.
H. R, 17, Anderson, Phelps Makes It duty
of school teachers to examine children for
defective sight or hearing and for diseases
of the. nose and throat.
H. R. 179, Stuhr. Hall Makes automobile
stealing a penal offense punishable by $100
lo $000 fin.
H. R. 180, Fred Johnson, Adams Raises
limit of school tax levy from H6 to 46 mills
In city districts of over l.&OO population.
H. P. 30, Oberlleg, Lancaster Provides for '
a fttudy of Lincoln's life In Nebraska
H. K. .11, Hamuelaon and Boost Relates to j
loss or death In mortgage matters. I
K. K. 32, Adams and Mattes Forest areas '
may be established by counties, cities and !
H. P. .13, Adams and Mattes Provides for
exchange of stata school lands and forest
H. F. 34. Gates, Sarpy Changes time on
Will See a Finish Match
Champion of America.
The winner will meet any
man in the world.
as a preliminary, will de
liver a short lecture on
physical culture and will
demonstrate wre s 1 1 i n g
holds and locks.
Is Within Reach of All
General Admission . . 50c4
Reserved Seats. . $1.00
Stage Seats $2.00
whlrh common earrlsrs shall report to rail
way com in in I on from August to Mnreh and
the reports of the railway eommlsslon from
June and July to January and leeinber.
S. R if. Tanner, Douglas Helaltw to
fees of county ahrlffs.
H. F. 3H, Huhrman. Howard Provides fur
establishment of track scale by all common
rarrlera and fur the enforcement of the act
by Iho railway eommisslon.
S. V. a?. Howell. Douglas Ntm-partlsan
eteetlon of boards of education In Omaha,
H. K. nit. Wilson. ontler Relates to
method of ascertaining the condition of fire
H. F Real. Custer Provide for a
community visiting nurse.
8. F. 40, Neal. Nemaha Provides for
number or Issues of publication of legal
H. V. 41, Neal, Nemaha Provides for
awarding of custody, cars and maintenance
of minor children In case of divorce.
H. V. it. Neal. Nemaha Change time of
filing transcripts In district court from six
to four months front the rendition of da
eree or Judgment.
8. F. 4.1. Neal, Nemaha Provides for tak
ing of testimony before grand Jury by re
H. f". 44. Real, Chappell and Sandall
Prohibitory bill, by the Nebraska Try fed
eration. 8. F. 4B, Bnal, Custer Provides for an
increase tn maximum school levy to 46 mills,
under certain restrictions.
8. F. 46, Deal, Custer Provides for mak
ing restitution to persons who have property
maliciously injured of destroyed.
S. F. 47, Beal, Custer Puts alt public
utilities under control of state railway com
mission. 8. V. 48, Albert, Platte Assesses cost of
special Investigation of utilities by railway
oom mission against the corporation.
8. F. 49, Randall, York Provide $1S an
nual salary for town treasurers.
H, K. f.ft, Bennett, Douglas Authorises
and regulates exchange for reciprocal or
Inter-Insurance contracts and empowers cor
porations generally to make auoh contracts.
8. F. 61. Handall, York Makes possible
for majority to vote electric light bond In
cities of 6,ftnn and up.
H. F (in, Morlaxty, Douglas Flies aggre
gate school tax at S mills In Omaha school
H. F. 54, Morlarty, Douglas Extends
Civil service bill for city employoa.
S. K. 53, Worlarty, Donglaa Rrtends
municipal Judges' court term In Omaha to
8. F. 6ft, Morlarty, Douglas Amend
homestead oecetlon law.
S, V. fifi, Htrehlow. Douglas Provides
when assessment required against abutting
property for water main extension, refund
shall be made when the annual revenues on
such extension shall en us I 7 per cent of
Ihe roet In Omaha metropolitan district
8. F. 67. Sawyer. Lancaster prevents dis
crimination against people by accommoda
8. F. 68, Adams and Mattes Creates state
Appear in Irrigation Case
(Pram a Staff CorreapontlAnt.)
Washington. Jan. 17. (Special
Telegram.) Fred A. Wright, L L.
Raymond and A. R. Honold of Scotts
bluff appeared before the supreme
court in the case of the farmers'
irrigation district against the state
of Nebraska on the relation of Peter
The issues involved relate to the
water rights on the Tri-state canal
in Scottsbluff and Morrill counties.
A TERRIFIC BLOW
on all garments in the bastings. Perfect fit and sat
isfaction guaranteed. I keep in press and repair all
garments made by me.
The Bee by George McManus
THAW'S DOCTORS SAY
HE IS CRITICALLY ILL
Patient in Stupor and Mental
and Physical Condition
WEAK FROM BLOOD LOSS
Philadelphia. Pa.. Jan. 17. Physi
cians at the hospital where Harry K.
Thaw, who attempted to commit sui
side here last week by slashing him
self with a razor is a patient, said to
day that Thaw was not recovering as
rapidly as had been expected and ex
pressed concern both as to his men
tal and physical condition. Lawyers
representing the Thaw family, who
were to have held a bedside confer
ence with Thaw today to discuss
plans for his defense against the kid
naping and assault charges made in
New York by Frederick Gump, jr.,
the Kansas City youth, announcec
that the conference had been post
poned for at least a week.
Dr. lilwood R. Kirby, Thaw's
physician, said early today that his
patient was showing only slight im
provement and was still in a stupor.
"He doesn't seem to realize where he
is or what has happened," said Dr.
Kirby. "His depression is due partly
to loss of blood and his general
physical condition. It will be sev
eral weeks before he comes around.
His mind is not showing improve
ment, as we expected."
Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw said she
probably would issue a statement
during the day outlining the stand
she will take in the impending legal
proceedings against her son.
WMhlnalon, Jan. 17. (Spnrlal THagram.l
Rural letter carrlra appointed: Nflhra.ka
Blir SprltiKB. K. Utwty, J. Hoot; Norman,
Harry J. Jordan.
Iowa Aahton, Jw C, Hammfyer; Chnkna.
Orln H, Hqulren: Clutlr, John J. I.unk, Jr.:
DorchMtsr, John W. Iood; Kayatlt, Ray
mond K. Urant; Grand Junction, Blvln A.
Btarllnc; Hudaon, Wallaoo W. fitoknii;
Marlon, KM V. Campbell.
Houth Dakota Andovr, Theodore Tetttn:
Brandt, Harry R. Tall: Butler, N. Lee; Rich.
II. R. Hl.'h: Claire City. Lealle O. Ulrdarll:
ftolome, Clarenoe K. Mtewart; lAke Nnrden.
Palmer I.. Budahl; Halem, Chaunrey n.
Miller: Weaelngton Mprtnga, George VS.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
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IT EXPLAINS IT ALL.
This Is the Most Tragic Blow Ever
Dealt the Tailors of This City
Visit my big store, pick out any
$30.00 to $50.00 suiting or over
fancy, and we
will make it
up, any style,
to your meas
ure, at the as
shop by Omaha
22S So. 15th St., World-Herald Bldg.
Four Hundred Chicago Flat ,
Buildings Are Without Heat.
Chicago, Jan. 17. Occupant! of ap-
proximately 400 flat buildings in the '
city were without heat today be-"
cause of a strike of janitors who
banked their fires last night and re
fused to return to work.
An appeal was made today to the"'
state board of arbitration by the Chi
cago real estate board and the media
tion of the state officials was
promised. The demand of the janitors
was tor an increase in wages 01 at ,
least 10 per cent.
The first depredation reported was
tk ufithrlrauia! of water from the ,
boiler of a large south side apart-;
mcnt, causing tne pipes to pnrst.
are curve cut to fit the ;
shoulders perfectly 'fcg .
Tbia little nan is
to a battery what
a "Plain Clothes Man" is to a
With his hydrometer he dis
covers the clue to your battery
trouble. Better get acquainted
Fraa Battery hupeetien.
Delco Exide Service Station
2024 Faraaai St.
Pbaaa Dauf . SS97.
made in my own
workmen. I try
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