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THE BEE: OMAHA, ' TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1917.
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OMAHA RACE MEET
Fall Meeting Will Be of Both
Great Western and Iowa-Nebraska-South
Omaha's big fall harness meeting
will be on both the Great Western
and Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota
This was announced yesterday by
Otis M. Smith, secretary-treasurer of
the Omaha Driving club, following
the annual meeting of the Iowa-Nebraska-South
Dakota racing circuit of
ficials at the Hotel Fontenelle.
The Iowa State fair was represented
by C. E. Cameron, president; A. R.
Corey, secretary, and E. J. Curtin, su
perintendent of speed.
J. F. McArdle, vice president; E. R.
Danielson, secretary, and William
Foster, general superintendent, repre
sented the Nebraska state fair.
The Interstate Live Stock fair at
Sioux City was represented by Joe
The South Dakota fair did not have
a personal representative at the ses
The largest purses in the history of
middle western norse racing are to be
hung up by the members Of the cir
cuit this season. Ihe total in purses
offered by each of the cities for the
four days' meetings will be approxi
Dates were decided upon as follows:
Omaha, August Zl to Z4, inclusive
Des Moines, August 27 to 31, inclu
sive; Lincoln, September. 3 to 7. in-.j
clusivep Huron, September 1U to 14,
inclusive; Sioux City, September 17 to
, 23, inclusive. - - .........
-.' Abolish Point System.
One of the important actions taken
by the Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota
circuit was me aDousning 01 inc point
system. Practically every recognized
circuit in the country has now done
away with this system. The three-out-of-five
(three heats out of five)
system and the American Trotting as
sociation rules were agreed upon. . -
The exact amount of purses to be
offered by the different meetings and
the classes will be fixed at the home
sessions of the respective clubs.
The visiting horsemen and fair of-;
ficials were guests of Otis M. Smith
at dinner at the Hotel Fontenelle. ,
Brandeis' Buyer "Hits"
, Broadway's Golden Trail
Miss Florence La Bpschin, buyer
lor blouses and the new misses and
small women's department of the
Brandeis Stores, has returned from
New York and tells a wonderful
story of the prosperity evidenced
For the first time in her experi
ence it was impossible to get hotel
accommodations. Tables in the dif
ferent dining rooms of the hotels were
held at a premium and theater rickets
were worth their weight in gold.
Miss La Boschin visited all the
Fifth avenue shops, had lenghty in
terviews with the various heads of
the misses' departments and then
went to the highest grade houses,
who specialize in misses' clothes. She
bought many of the smartest models
and had them copied to give her pub
lic in Omaha the very latest of the
smartest creations of the season at
popular prices. ,
Recalls Burninq of Barn
Belonging to Levi's Father
"The burning of Levi & Gorman s
livery barn Sunday night brought bask
old reminiscences to me," said Rob
ert C. Druesedow this morning. "Thirty-five
years ago this month I shiv
ered in the snow as a kid watching
Levi's father's livery barn burn at
Nebraska City. As I remember it
there were twenty-five or thirty
horses burned at that time. I have
particularly good reasons for remem
bering that fire, for I ruined a pair of
new red-topped boots there. When
my feet got cold standing around I
kicked the heels together until that
no longer served to keep me warm,
then I found a warm place in the
ashes and stood in them until my feet
were thoroughly warmed. When I
got home I found that I had burned
the soles almost through."
Grains in Storage Show
First Decrease Here
For the first time in months the in-:
spectton department of the Omaha
Grain exchange, in its weekly report
of stocks of grain in storage in local
elevators, shows a decrease as com
pared with the corresponding date
of last year. This decrease is ac
counted for by reason of the great
quantities of wheat that have gone
east for export and corn that has
gone south. The figures in bushels
now and one year ago are:
Now. Year Aito.
ivneat l.oftMno l.m.one
Corn ..v.. ......... Ma.nftfl. til. 000
Oats Mhft.AflO 1, 173,900
Rye 141.006 SH.000
Barter 4.oo 1.000
Decrease. 10.000 bustacU.
i if TO-1 4 -v-.t -2 t
w si ...
PhiladelpTiia, Pa., Jan. 22. An
nouncement has been made here that
Pitcher Al Demaree has been traded
to the Chicago Nationals for Pitcher
Jlltimy :Lavender. No money consid
eration was involved, it was said. -
Demaree went to the Phillies after
being a member of the Giants from
the tall ot WiZ to the spring of
BOPP GIVEN TWO-
YEARS IN PRISON
Former German Consul Gen
eral Gets Fen Term and Fine
. of $10,000 as Plotter.
S0HACK GETS SAME DOOM
San Francisco, Jan. 22. Franz
Bopp, former consul general of Ger
many, stationed here, was sentenced
by Judge-William H. Hunt in the
United States district court today to
two years in prison and a fine of $10,
000 for conspiring to violate the neu
trality of the United States and "re
strain interstate war munitions shipments,-
E. H. Von Schack, former vice con
sul, similarly convicted, was given the
same sentnee, as was Lieutenant
George Wilhelm von Brincken of the
German army, a consulate attache.
Bopp, Von Schack and Von
Brincken were sentenced to two years
and a fine of $5,000 on an indictment
charging conspiracy to set afoot a
military enterprise against Canada
and one year and $5,000 for conspiring
to restrain interstate commerce am
munition shipments in ' the United
States. The sentences run concur-,
rently, making an aggregate of two
Bopp and others were convicted
January 11 after trial lasting six
The maximum penalty for the neu
trality conviction is two years in
prison and a fine of $10,000. The mis
demeanor conviction carries a maxi
mum sentence of one year and $5,000.
Counsel for Bopp and Von Schack')
said he would appeal to the United
States circuit court of appeals and to
the United States supreme court if
Charles Carlos Crowley, secret con
sulate war agent, convicted as a co
conspirator, was given the same sen
tence as his superiors.
Margaret Cornell, Crowley's secre
tory, for whom especial clemency was
asked, got a year and one day in mili
tary enterprise indictment and a year
for violating the Sherman law, but
no fines, her sentences also to run
Aged Woman Dies Soon
' As' Her Work is Finished
Sioux City, la., Jan. 22. Having
finished her work, Mrs. C. A. Flint,
an old resident of Sioux City, died
this morning. For twenty-six years,
despite her advancing. age, she nursed
her son, George Flint, who was an
invalid. The son died two weeks ago.
Then the mother, who up to that time
had been remarkably hale, faded
(Jenera Wlna Prom Havelock.
Oeneva, Neb.. Jan. 83.(BDeetal.V Oeneva
Hla-h arhool banket ball team defeated the
Havelock High achool . team here Saturday
evening, 10 to f. '
to Cubs for Lavender
1915, when he was traded to the lo
cals, along with Infielder Milton
Stock, for Third Baseman Hans Lo
bert. Prior to joining the Giants,
Demaree pitched for the Mobile club
of the Southern league.
Lavender has been a member 'of
the Cubs since 1912, being purchased
by Frank Chance from Providence of
the International league.
HOUSE MONEY MEN '
HALE WILLIS REED
Want to Enow How He Spends
All Money Used for His
Office. , :
HAS ASKED MUCH MOSS
, Prom a Staff Corfrapondent) , '
Lincoln, Jan. 22. (Special.) In
view of Attorney General Reed's te
quest for a largely increased appro
priation to run his department during
the coming biennium, the finance
committee of the house of represen
tatives has adopted a resolution call
ing upon Mr. Reed to submit in writ
ing a report showing to whom he has
paid out money for legal assistance
in the last two years, and what serv
ice was rendered in return therefor,
for. ' ' ,.
It hi rumored the. committee may
also inquire into expenditures of the
attorney general's office, under .' the
head of railroad transportation.
Included in the sums Mr. Reed is
said to have paid to attorneys over
the state, out of the funds allowed
his office for" special investigation and
prosecutions, and for defending the
ngnts ot Nebraska water users in ir
rigation matters, are the following:
Halocr, Craft and Kdg-erton .....lion
W. T. Thompion.... .,,..,., 876
T. S. Allen 140
Wllcoi A HallKan. J. J. Halltaan, jr.. 400
Hoacland Hoatlaad, W. V. . Hoat-laod BSfi'
Morrow A Marrow 376
P. A. Wrlctht...,' J !80
3. d. Beeler 300
H. L. Corey 400,
A. P. Mullen 121$
max v. tea;nioi to
Mahoner ft Kennedy............. ;.L 10
The attorney general's office alsc-
G. Hawxby for an investigation of an
paid several hundred dollars to Fred
alleged murder case in Louo county
two years ago, but this was reported
to have been defrayed out of a
former appropriation. y.
Liquor Restrictions Cut
Down Brandy Consumption
(Correspondence of The Aseoclntad Proas.)
Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 20. The
new liquor restrictions, reported some
weeks ago, have already cut down the
retail sales of "schnapps" (Swedish
brandy) in Stockholm roundly SO per
cent, according to Dr. Bratt, head of
the "System company." It is believed
also that the consumption in res
taurants has been materially reduced.
The eyes of a potato do not reqnlre
A derrick ! of no service la lifting t
The incandescent Is not a good garden
bnlb for fall eetUng.
Shooting stars do not require a constant
supply of ammunition.
We do not believe that a second-hand
toothbrush store would really pay.
Trousers may be prevented from bagging
at the knees by not sitting down.
We are told that centipedes do not have
to wine thelr feet before entering, tbelr
homes. . f
In eating a bowl of soup always be sin nt
the top nnd eat downward, never the re
versa. Boston Transorlpt. ' ..s
Sport Calendar Today
Tret tin-1 Aaaoa meeting mt Oraad ptr
oult etcwarda, at Atlanta.
Avtemobltot Openlna af dhows In Balti
more, AUentown, ra., and Naw Uedlerd,
- Nallnn-t Amateur rhamnieaehlp teurner
of Nonre Hkl eiuh at ar. 1U.
Haakee Kail! Pennsylvania aeralnat C er
ne! I. at Ithaaai Yale atralnat rrtnretea, at
Boxlna-t Hob Noha aamlnat "Knoekaut1
Brawn, ten raundo nt Brooklyn f Pete Her
man naniaat Beany MeNall, fifteen nude,
nt Kama fit ,
Former Owner of W
. Vernon Club Says
Coast Race Fixed
San Francisco, Jan. 22. A charge
that last year's pennant race in the
Pacific Coast Base Ball league was
"fixed" so that the Vernon club could
not win was made in a statement by
Edward R. Maier, former owner of
the clufc, printed here today. Maier
wag expelled from membership in the
league last September.
At that time the explanation of
Maier departure generally accepted
was that tie did not get along with
"From the start everything was
framed against me and against the
Vernon club," the statement said.
"It has been brought to my attention
that as far back as 1912, when the
Vernon club was beaten. by the frac
tion of a point in the race for the
pennant with Oakland, members of
the Los Angeles team upon its de
parture for San Francisco, the scene
of the final series, declared that Ver
non would never win the pennant if
they could help it.
"In the final game of . the season,
tne one on which ningea tne race it
self, a certain Los Angeles pitcher,
whose turn it was to work, was told
he could pitch the game only bn con
dition that he would agree to lose.
He indignantly refused to enter into
any such agreement and he was not
permitted to pitch."
r A. T. Baum, president of the Pa
cific Coast league, had this to say of
"Such false and unfounded state
ments and accusations are not worth
comment The Pacific Coast league
is always ready and glad to put the
question of the games honesty and
squarely up to the judgment of its
patrons. The answer will come from
Shortage of Food
'And Coal at Berlin
T . .
Is Becoming Acute
London, Jan. 22. The scarcity of
foodstuffs in Germany, especially in
Berlin, is increasing, according to an
Amsterdam dispatch to Reuters, quot
ing Berlin newspapers. From Decem
ber 23 to December 28, according to
the dispatch, the maximum supply
per head was three pounds of potatoes
and four pounds of kohl rabi. From
December 24 to December 27 rations
of seven ounces of flour were avail
able, but for an entire week the con
sumer could only get three ounces
of butter and no margarine.
The dispatch says that people ap
plying for popular feeding in Berlin
increased last week to 22,000 and res
taurant keepers informed their cus
tomers that they may bring potatoes
to the eating houses, where they will
be cooked for them. Owing to the
shortage of coal theaters and restau
rant are said to have, been insuffi
ciently heated in the last few days
and many people who attend the the
aters are reported to have sat through
the performance in fur coats. The
public swimming baths in Berlin have
been closed from December 22.
Vorwaerts says that General Groe
ner, head of the department of muni
tions, told the auxiliary civil serv
ice committee on January 20 that the
difficulties in railroad transportation,
which had created a serious situation,
would soon be overcome and that he
hoped that the coal supply would
soon tie normal again. General Groe.
ner denied that lack of meat was due
to transportation troubles, but attrib
uted it to inadequate methods of dis
tributing. Woman Who Saw Napoleon
Buried Dies- in London
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
London, Dec. 24. The last sur
vivor of those who were present at
the funeral of the great Napoleon has
just died in a suburb.of London. She
was Mrs. D. Owen, daughter of Cap
tain James Bennett of the St. Helena
regiment. She was nearly 96 years
old. Mrs. Owen was born on the
island on January 26, 1821. and when
a few months old was taken by her
mother to the emperor's funeral on
May 9. When the body was exhumed
in 1840 she was one of the women
of St. Helena who worked and pre
sented an embroidered silk flair which
was unfurled at the stern of the boat
containing the coffin as it left the
shores of St. Helena.
: RANGERS TONIGHT
Independent Champs of Omaha
Clash With Oklahoma Quin
' tet at 7. M. 0. A.
CHUSCH LEAGUE DISPUTE
Omaha basket ball fans are in for
a treat tonight, when the crack Bran
deis five, indepedenent champions of
Omaha, clash, with the fast Oklahoma
Ranger quintet at the Young Men's
Christian association. ,
Despite their defeat at the hands
of Nebraska university last week the
Brandeis are looking forward to a
victory tonight. The local flippers are
playing together in an improved fash
ion and are becoming more adept at
breaking up their opponents' defense.
The Oklahoma Rangers, however,
come to Omaha widely heralded as
one of the most proficient quintets in
the country. They are returning from
a trip to the Pacific coast that was
largely marked by victories and if the
Brandeis defeat the Oklahomans they
will be achieving quite a feat.
Manager Isaacson expects to send
the full strength of the Brandeis
against the invaders including Stryker,
Rectdr, Burkenroad, Ritchie and
In addition to the Brandeis-Ranger
contest-the championship of the
Church league will be at stake at the
"Y" tonight. The First Methodists
Wops and the Calvary Baptists, who
are the premier fives of the Church
loop, will clash as a preliminary fray.
Extra Daily Meal
For Quarter Million
New York, Jan. 22. The giving of
an extra daily meal to 250,000 Bel
gian school children was the greatest
accomplishment of the American
commission for relief in Belgium, in
the opinion of its chairman, Herbert
C. Hoover, who has just arrived here
from Liverpool. Mr. Hoover today
began with his colleagues to devise
plans for another year.
The extra meal consists of only
meat hash and bread, the commis
sioner said, but it has helped greatly
to increase tne artenaance at scnooi.
M"y chi,drn piously had
Imained at home because their oar-
ents feared they would go hungry
it aiiowea to go 10 scnooi.
Mr. Hoover said there were 5,500,
000 destitute persons in Belgium and
2,000,000 in France, and it will take
approximately $150,000,000 to carry on
the work of the commissioner an
"The situation hi far worse than
it has been at any time since the war
started," he declared. "It is a re
sult of a steady degeneration among
Only a negligible amount of busi
ness is transacted in Belgium, Mr.
Hoover said. AH social and intel
lectual life is at a standstill, the fa
mous universities are closed and the
professors either have scattered or
sacrificed their lives for their coun
try. Troop Train Hits Freight
And Kills Many Soldiers
(Correspondence of Tbn Associated Press.)
Tokio, Dec. 30. The worst railroad
accident in the .history of- Japan oc
curred December 1 as a result of a
collision between a troop train and
a freight, eighteen soldiers and three
railroadmen were killed, fifty-three
soldiers were badly injured and about
ninty-three others slightly hurt. The
troop train was transporting 843
recruits to join their regiments and to
begin their military service. They
were all young men, from 18 to 20
years of age.
The train was on its way from Sen
dai to Hirosaki, the headquarters of
the Eighth army division and.just be
fore midnight, while traveling at a
high rate of speed, it crashed into the
freight train which had left Aomori
a few hours before.
As the recruits had not yet formally
enlisted in the army neither the fam
ilies of the dead nor the injured
recruits benefit by the military law
which accords relief to men who have
died or who have been injured in the
service of their country.
American Shoe Invasion
Of Britain Breaks Record
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
London, Dec. 25. During the year
just closed the imports of boots and
shoes from abroad exceeded in value
the record for the biggest year of the
American shoe invasion of 1895-97,
while the exports of British shoes ex
ceeded by more than $5,000,000 the
highest total of pre-war times.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
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THE MAN WHO THREATENS
A BASE BALL STRIKE.
This is David L. Fultz. president
ot the Base Ball flayers fraternity,
who threatens to bring about a strike
of base ball players unless ihe mag
nates toe the mark, fultz organized
the fraternity in 1912, at which time
the magnates predicted its early
death. But instead of dying, it ap
parently has grown, and soon may
become allied with the American
Federation of Labor. . 5 ,
Visits St. Agnes'
On the South Side
Archbishop Harty visited St, Ag
nes' church in the South Side Sun
day. A crowded church greeted him
as he took his place on the impro
vised throne within the sanctuary,
wearing the resplendent robes of hia
high office. It was the prelate's first
official visit to any of the parishes
within his jurisdiction.
The archbishop spoke briefly to the
parishioners after mass had ended. He
thanked the people for their zealoug
co-operation in things of the church.
"I wondered," he said, "if Omahans
would be as kind to me as the men
and women of the Philippines were.
i oecmeu it almost impossmic at nrst,
but now, since my cordial reception
;.t St. Cecilia's cathedral, that warm
welcome which Omahans gave me at
a banquet at the Fontenelle and this,
your assurances of help in my endeav
ors, compels me to believe that here
I have found a home and a people
worthy of comparison with my be
loved old home in Manila.
Father Borah of St. Bridget's
church preached a sermon on the life
of St. Agnes, which won a remark of
praise from the archbishop. Father
Ahern was celebrant of the mass. Fa
ther Zaplotnik was deacon and Fa
ther Borah subdeacon. Father Jenette
assisted at the prelate's throne o.nd
Fathers Harrington and McCarthy
were deacons of honor.
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good. Run it in The Bee.
Don't Experiment with
It Often Leads
You Will Never Be Cured by Local
Treatment With Sprays and
Catarrh is a condition of the blood
and can not be cured by local appli
cations of sprays and douches; this
has been proven by the thousands
who have vainly resorlcd to this
method of treatment.
Catarrh should not be neglected or
experimented with. The wrong treat
ment is valuable time lost during
which the disease is getting a firmer
hold upon its victim, and' making it
more difficult for even the proper
treatment to accomplish results.
Though Catarrh makes it first ap
pearance in the nostrils, throat and
air passages, the disease becomes
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Prince William of Sweden t.,
Publishes Volume of Verse
(Correspondence of The Associated Press,), .
Stockholm, Sweden, Dec' 20. ;,,
Swedish poetry has been enriched re-v'
cently by Prince William, second soil .'
of King Gustave, who has published,
a volume of thirty-two poems, -entitled ()I
"Slaeckto Fyrar, or Darkened Bea- ,
cons." Many of the verses were writ-,',
ten during the prince's service as cap-15
tain o a torpedo boat destroyer,- All, ' j .
the poems are regarded by the.critics)0(
as of a high order, and they have al-,,,,
ready, become popular. . v -
I JC is rrince Williams tiiira ohu.
The first, "Indian Love Poems." a free,.?
translation after L. Hopes "The Gar-(i
den of Kama," appeared in 1912 under w
the pseudonym L. Wica." The fol
lowing year the prince published un
der his own name a book describing (
his travels in Siam, entitled "Where.,:
the Sun Shines." . The prince visited,,,,
America in 1908. . . .. ' m
Prince William is supposed to have,.,
inherited a predilection for poetry, for
his grandfather, Oscar II, published
several volumes of verse which be-ou
came verv popular. One of these, ai
collection entitled "The Baltic," is still. u
used in the Swedish schools. - : ' 'r
. Divorce Court severs
Bonds of Four Couples,
The following decrees have been1'
granted in divorce court: " ,
William J. iwny irora ono(m ,mij.
Minnie O'RIIer from Philip O BIIey.
Lawrence Donahue from Rose Ponanop. v
Julia Wiley from unanea wiiey.
taff Lighting nd
S to rag Battarict
Things to Remember
You ft out of automobile cqulp
' merit irriec In proportion to th
Quality of tha product. Not on
manufacturer, questions the qoaU
' - ity of Dcloo-Exida Equipment
and the wise ones use it.
Fr Battry Inspection.
Delco Ex.de Service Station
j Perry Lock j
I fsfpprinor WIiaaI r I
es vvw a u i uvvi .
m .... O . am
No 1 two locks have keys
alike. - Front wheels arc wild
when car ia locked.
- Ask us about it now. Phono
IAoto Device Sales Co.
884-6-8 Brandeis Bldg. '
tm aasa mmmm o sal
to .Dread Consumption
more and more aggravated and finally j
reaches down into the lungs anil, '
everyone recognizes the alarming con-.'.
dition that results when the luugs are
affected. Thus Catarrh may be the !V
forerunner of that most dreaded and,
hopeless of atl diseases, consumption."'
No local treatment affords ., per- -manent
relief. Experience has. taught
that S. S. S. is the one remedy which
attacks the disease at its source, the ."
blood, and produces satisfactory re-J. .
suits in even the worst cases. Catarrh
sufferers are urged to give S. S. S. a 'V
thorough trial. It is sold by all drug-'1? -gists.
You are invited to write to the "!
medical department for expert advice
as to how to treat your own case.V
Address switt specific Co., Jl bwitt
Laboratory, Atlanta, Oa.
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