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' THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917.
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I WON'T WAIT
fLL 0 HONE
LIKE ME OLD
ON THE ELEVATED
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Uv I WHEN Wll I ' "N
;T0 KANSAS FIVE
Fail to Get Under Way Until
the Game Is Practically
BURKIE GETS BUT 1 GOAL
Failure to get tinder way until the
last few minutes of the last half, re
suited in the defeat of the Branded
1 quintet at the hands of the live repre
senting the Newton, (Kin.) Athletic
club at the Young Men'i Christian
association. The locals lost, 29 to 21.
A spurt toward the end of the first
half gave the Jayhawkers their wide
margin. They shot four or five baskets
in the last three or four minutes of
play in the opening period with the
result that the 1 half closed with the
count 19 to 8 -in favor of the visitors,
who then easily held their lead the
rest of the distance. ..
The Brandeis made a desperate ef
fort to retrieve their lost laurels inhe
final minutes of the last half, but the
margin was too great.
The Newton guards put up a
wonderful exhibition of close guard
ing. Les Burkcnicsd.i one of 'the
fanciest basket shooters vound these
parts, could only nail one basket due
to the active work of Kliewer and
Shambaugh. Strauss, the Newton cen
ter, flipped baskets with deadly ac
curacy and marked up six goals de
spite the vigil of Warren Ritchie.
The Brandeis five greatly . out
weighed the visitors, but their failure
to get together until too late, ,loit
for them. The lineup:
, BRANDEIS. ,1 NBTWTON.
Rector ' C
HhlelS ....... ..R.O.
, ... Strati!
UO. . ...
Substitute: shield for Haear, Koran for
Shields, Coon for shield, Jonea for Straum.
Field toale: Poison, tnreh (, Straw SI.
Kliewer. Barkenroad, Koran 4S), Rector (),
Shield (SI, Colin. Rllchle (Ih Foul soala:
Straw (l).lllcMe. Hefereel MullKan.
Creighton Wins From Doane
f By Twenty-Two to Ten
Creighton eliminated' Doane from
the. state' basket ball championship
race, 22 to 10, tt trie Creighton uni
versity gymuasium Thursday. The
trip taken' by the blue and white
quad seemed to have slowed up the
hilltop .aggregation, for they put up
the poorest exhibition of gasket ball
turned out by the squad this year.
Captain Spittler of Creighton fought
it out with Captain Boyer of Doane
at center for the honors of the eve
ning, Spittler scoring four field goals
while Boyer caged three. The game
was unusually free from fouls, Mickle
of Doane and Vandever of Creighton
being the only offenders-of the eve
ning, with a personal foul apiece.
The 'game last night was the last
name on the home floor for Creighton
before its extended trip into Iowa,
isconsin and Illinois. 1 he lineup
. CRKIOUTON. DOANE.
run ..... uf.
Kolttler (c) C
R.F. ....... Andrew
' Ihibetltutee: . Cretg hlnn, Vandever, Klefl-
t Her. Mulhotland. Field goal: Klepeer,
l-arleH, I'lete, Kearney (31, Spittler (41,
, l.ut-e. Andrew (SV Boyer (3), Hrorer:
(lertner. Tlmekeenet : , Welgle, Referee:,
nugerald, Notre Dime.
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' Seats Go on Sale for
; Stecher-Eeters Match
Seats for the wrestling match be-
tween Joe Stcchcr and Charlie Peters
were placed on sale yesterday. The
t opening day of the stle would indi
cate, that a capacity house will attend
the match, as' the sale was unusually
brisk for an opening day. If the
advancs- sale continues at its present
gait it is said all of the choice seats
will practically be gone two days be
for the event. Seats are selling at
the Auditorium, the Merchants and
Henshaw hotels, . Merrit s pharmacy
and Pete Loch's.'
Creighton High Is Easy
For the Papillion Boys
In the curtain raiser for the Doane
Crcighton game last night Creighton
High lost its first Intercity league
game to Papillion.
At the end of the first half the high
school was leading 10 to 7, and when
the final whistle blew the count was
, - , .
In the extra five minutes of play
Tapillion annexed five mre for a
total of twenty-nine, while Creighton
High'l best effort netted only twenty
-Six Hole Medal
Play at Burgess-Nash
. .V thirty--ix-hol! medal play com
petition will be held on the indoor
golf course at the Burgest-Nash com
pany today. The play is open to all
' Wood Blear High Wla. ' .
Wood Rlrer. Neb., Feb. S. (Special Tele
gram. I The Wood River High aphool ba
ket ball team won from the town team la(
night, t! to S. The flret Self ended It to 3
and Hubetltute were ueed during the eeuond
hf. Coach Tyler relereed the centeau
Today's Sport Calendar
Track Athletic Annual Indoer track and
field eamea of Bmton Athletic MMclMlon,
at Ikm tan.
AatomoMIc Opening of Twin Cltle Atlto
aaobil Know, at M. Paul. 1
- Hqnaoh Tenola National C'tauw A ehaaa
pkmshlp, at Vale dab, New York City. -
(Jrainaatir Princeton again! Itatser, pt
Kew Bninnwlck, N. i.
Banket Ball tnleeraitr of llllnola asalnet
1:nlvarltjr of t'faleaaa. at Chkaro. j Ohio
Htate anleemltr acairwi Calvenltr f Mtn-
Leaders in Dog Race
- Pass Clear Lake, Minn.
Clear Lake, Minn., Feb. 2. Four
leaders in the Winnipeg-St. Paul dog
race Campbell brothers, Grayson
and Metcalf arrived here at 1:50 p.
m., and departed at 2:10. Hartman
reached here at 2:1S and left at 2:2
p. 4n. Clear Lake is sixty-five, miles
from St. Paul.
IN ENTENTE ARMIES
Correspondent Estimates Fifty
Thousand Are With Bnt
" ish and French Forces.
HUNDREDS ARE KILLED
(From a Staff Corretoondent of the Ano.
With the British Armies in France,
Feb. (Via London, Feb. 2.)
Nearlv 50.000 Americans are estif
mated to be fighting for the allies and
inquiry shows that nearly four-fifths
of these are in the khaki-clad British
army commanded by Field Marshal
Haig. It is computed that the actual
fighting forces of Americans now in
Francs under the Union Jack ii prob
ably lararer than the United States
army which was actually engaged in
hostilities in the brief campaign of the
Spanish-American war. I
Hundreds of Americana have given
their lives for the cause of the allies
and hundreds of others bear perma
nent scars of the shock Ol Dattie, nut
each new battalion and: each group
of reinforcements arriving from over
seas brings numbers of their fellow
rniintrvmen te take their places. AH
have fought with a pluck and determi
nation which have won tnem univer
sal. respect and admiration.
P.' Make Fine Soldiers.
Although not so much has been
written about the Americans serving
in the British ranks as in regard to
their brothers in the French army,
British army traditions seldom coun
tenance the same enthusiastic desire
for deeds of heroism and daring as
are, included often in the French and
German official reports. But the
American Tommies have helped to
write some bright pages in the history
of the war in ail branches of the serv
ice the flying corps, the medical
corps, the artillery and infantry.
' Yankees Widely Scattered.
Canadian regiments naturally
attracted the greatest number of
Americans, many of the recruits liv
ing in the dominion when the war
broke out. But Americans sre also
scattered through the 'distinctly Eng
lish battalions and some are found
among, the Australians, South Afri
cans and in the different staff depart
ments. Many former members of the
United States army and of the crack
National Guard regiment answer to
the British roll calls, but all have had
to learti the new art of modern war
and will be graduated as among the
best trained soldiers in the world.
The bulk of Jhe Americans, being ab
sorbed in the various Canadian bat
talions, have been through some of
the hardest fighting on this front,
Canadian from Los Angeles.
' Through all the vast and wonderful
war machine built up by Great Britain
from the North Sea to the front line
....... -v... .., am.:.n. L.
met "doing their bit" and fighting
with willinc heart and steady braverv,
The correspondent of the Associated
cress met one young: reuow in ine
uniform of the Canadian artillery.
"What part of Canada sre you
from?" lie asked. "Los Angeles," came
the grinning reply. Corresponding
answers could be had from thousands
who hailed from every section of the
United States. Recently a number
of artillery and naval officers were
entertained by the British authorities,
who gave them every facility to study
the situation and the war organiza
tions. All freely expressed themselves
as deeply impressed.
Americans Rush Home. -. '
London, Feb. 2. The German note
has resulted in a rush of Americans
to procure passage to New York on"
American boats. Large numbers who
expected to sail within a fortnight
have decided to leave Saturday and
before noon til the first class accom
modations on the steamer (censored)
were booked. Among those applying
for passage are 120 persons who in
tend to sail on the Holland-American
liner Nieuw Amsterdam, which was
to have left Falmouth on Tuesday.
This vessel, however: 4ias been re
called to Rotterdam, whence it sailed'
two days ago.
GERMANY'S PRESS -
Newspapers of Fatherland Ex
press Approval , of Unre-
stricted Sea Warfare.
HOPES FOR APPROVAL
Berlin (Via London),'Fcb. 1. Vor-
waerts is the only newspaper here to
day to call attention to the fact that
the decision on the new fnaval policy
v.as reached by the leaders of the em
pire without consulting the people
through the Reichstag. Vorwaerts and
the Tageblat are the only morning
newspapers that express disapproval.
"The decision has come," says the
Lokal Anzeiger. "From today our U
boats have a free path. In true British
style we have declared Anglo-Franco-Italian
waters a war'zojne. The. en
tente, seeks by all means to destroy,
to make us its powerless slave, and so
we must use alt means under our con
trol to avoid the shameful destiny.
For two years unrestricted submarine
warfare has been disputed in Ger
. Time is Come.
As ' long as there was any out
look of tringing our enemies back to
their senses we did not wish to de
cide for it, but since haughty rejec
tion of the German peace note, the
time has come when all considera
tions must be silenced. We want to
be victorious, for we want to remain
alive: therefore we must fight until the
breath leaves(our enemies.
"With the full agreements of all
who are responsible for the future of
our people, the imperial leaders have
reached a decision intended to bring
the unholy murder in Europe to as
quick an end as possible.". ,
The Lokal. Anzeiger devotes several
paragraphs to praise of the efficiency
of the U-boats and notes the feverish
desire which has been evinced for the
beginning of the submarine work.
It concluded: f
What Will Neutrals Do? , .
"What position, neutrals will take
regarding this course of affairs is na
turally their own concern. We can
no longer ask, tor we only ask to ful
fillto win and with this end in
view to put our enemies out of com
mission today gather than tomorrow."
"We heard Confidentially," writes
Georee Bernhard in the Vossische
Zeitung, "that the American people
to whom our innermost reasons are
set forth in the newest note, will un
derstand our motives. If the United
States earnestly desires peace, they
must see that, in the very nature of
things, the way ihosen by Germany
is the one that leaps most quickly to
the desired end. The United States
must now show whether they are
genuinely neutral toward the Euro
'The demands which we long have
been working at last, have been fill'
filled by the leaders of the empire
and from now on, no consideration
shall restrict our martial strength.
Reventlow Heard From.
"England was not satisfied to allow
the armies and navies alone to fight,
but entered the field against German
women and children. English lead
ers have outraged every neutral state
in EuroDe. but Germany has been un-
ble foria long'time to decide wheth-J
er to repay it in ,the same com.
"England and its allies have re
jected Germany's peace offer,. Now
our strength shall force peace upon
Count von Reventlow in the Tages
Zeitung contents himself with re
printing extracts from earlier editor
ials and assuming an "I told you so"
Regarding the effect of the new or
ders on the United States, he says:
"How the United States will act
toward the aote remains to be seen.
An offer reKardins passenger ships
was made by Germany to the Amer-
" government in vain in 1915.
Once more America, however,, will
have to decide whether it is more ad
vantageous to accept the old German
idea of unrestricted warfare or
reckon with the new order of things.
"For Americans the question now
is acute. The decision now taken by
the German empire is irrevocable
and will not be altered in the slight
est in its prosecution. For that the
German people are grateful to their
emperor and military confidence."
"What Germany does it does from
now on in the interest of neutrals,"
says Die Post. After recapitulating
what the new measure will mean for
Great Britain and Its allies, the news
"From this the conclusion may be
drawn that Germany may in justice
expect that its conduct will be sanc
tioned by neutrals, or st lesst be
borne in silence. Should it be other
wise, should certain neutrals, as often
has been the case, attempt in unfair
partisanship to put difficulties in Ger
many's path, then they must remem
ber that the German nation, as much
as it is inclined to take neutrals into
consideration, in the future wilt not
allow the. scope of activity of its
powers not participating in the war.
lhe invincibility ot the Uerman
decision is certain this time."
Hole is Discovered in
Wall of Red Oak Jail
Red Oak. Ia.. Feb.' 2. (Special.)
Reoairs were made in the county jail
here yesterday closing a hole in the
wall, which was evidently made
by a prisoner with the intention of
rniking his escape. Sheriff R. A.
Dunn while insoectine the fells Mon
day evening discovered a place in the
brick wall where enough of the bricks
had been removed to make an open
ing large enougTi for a man to crawl
through. The bricks had been care
fully replaced. The hole was made
behind the radiator, which the sheriff
found could be laid down on the floor,
and for that reason it had not been
discovered before. All of the bricks
m the wall, except the outside course,
had been removed sov that it would
have been a matter ot but a tew
minutes for a prisoner to complete
the opening and make his escape.
The sheriff thinks that the hole was
made some time ago and that it was
not done by any of the four prison
ers now in the jail, all of whom are
serving short time sentences.
Trying to Graft .New
Nose On Red Oak Man
Red Oak, Ia Feb. 2. (Special.)
If the operation which D. C. Wilson
of this city is undergoing in a hos
pital at Council Bluffs proves a suc
cess he will soon have a nose, a mem
ber which he has been without for
several years as the result of catarrh.
He has been given assurance by phy
sicians that the lost part can be re
stored by the operation.
An operation was performed Mon
day on the little finger of the left
hand, splitting that member open to
the bone and shaping it as desired,
and within a few days an operation
will be performed on tne nose, rnc
bone of the finger will then be placed
on the bone of the nose and the two
held together for twenty-one days in
the hope that they will knit. If the
two parts unite properly the finger
will be cut off and the operation com
pleted by shaping it into a nose. The
entire operation will require about si
Married Fifty Years -
Ago at Council Bluffs
Logan, la., Feb., 2. (Special.) On
the fiftieth anniversary of their wed
ding Mr. and Mrfc Al Oviatt were
given a surprise by their relatives
and friends numbering about 150 at
the Odd Fellows' hall at Magnoliar
Wednesday. Music, speeches, an elab-j
nnie dinner and kind remembrances
were features of the occasion. Mr. and
Oviatt were born in Vermont.
Mia BnJ IStQ reenertivelv. Thev were
;.,! in Vmarriaoe at Council Bluffs
lanuary 31, 1867, and shortly .after-
ward thev came to Harrison county
and have since made their home at
Magnolia. Their three sons, wives
and children were in attendance; Ed
win and Marian Oviatt of Omaha and
Linn Oviatt of Logan.
Jerry Howard Wins
And He Also Loses
(From a Staff Correpondent.
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special.) A
drown rests upon the head of the
Hon. Jerry . Howard of Douglas
county, but alas the crown is stud
ded with thorns, for while, he
made a fight to prevent the govern
ment from "butting in" and placing
a postmaster in the house instead of
allowing some poor man to have the
job, and won onK the victory lost
much of its glory, because the house
committee appointed another man
from the one Howard wanted and
he did not know the thing had been
done unit after the work was over.
The new postmaster is" Walter -T.
Strand of Fr,cmoht.
Car Repairer Injured.
Alliance, Neb., Feb. 2. (Special.)
Frank Ayres, a car repairer, aged
about years, had both legs crushed
below tne knees tonight wnne ne
was attempting to crawl under a car,
not noticing a switch eng'ne about to
couple on. It is thought both legs
will have to be amputated. He is
married and came here from Seneca,
Neb., a short time ago.
For the Monty
. Suits and
More value for the money in
our $15 Made-to-Measure Suits
and Overcoats than in any
other clothes investment.
W. Cor. Uth aal Harnay
HARDING CALLS FOR
SOME REAL WORK
Governor of Iowa Outlines a
' Program of Constructive
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Des Moines, la., Feb. 2-Govcrnor
William L. Harding in a message
read today to a joint session of the
Thirty-seventh Iowa general assem
bly asked for an appropriation of
$100,000 to defray expenses for check
ing up the physical valuation of rail
roads within the state by the Inter
state Commerce commission and
called attention of the legislators to
the pending resolution providing for
a resubmission to the voters of the
state of the constitutional amendment
providing for woman suffrage. The
governor also declared for a recess
of the present session and reconven
ine after investieation of the budget
system of appropriations, and the
codification of Iowa laws as they now
The house and senate assembled
in joint session in the house charm
ber at noon. The governor was in
troduced by Lieutenant Governor E.
R. Moore, and began to speak im
mediately. He said in part:
"We are definitely pledged to re
duce the number of persons and pub
lic bodies now employed in the pub
lic business; to see that there are
not two or several officers or public
bodies "unnecessarily engaged in the
same work, to see that there are not
state officers and public bodies per
forming the public business which
can as well and more cheaply be
performed by long established local
officers to the existence of which the
people re accustomed. . '
Suggests Constructive Program.
"I am firmly of the (Opinion that
this legislature, as it is now com
posed, owes it to the people of the j
state to accomplish something defi
nite and constructive in these mat-'
ters; revision of these methods of
raising revenue, reducing the volume ;
ot law anl elimination ot tne over
lapping activities of different depart
ments, and offices wherever possible.
"My suggestion and recommenda
tion is that you proceed now to make
the necessary appropriations for the
biennial period, and to the consider
ation of general important measures
not inhering in the matters hereto
fore discussed, neglecting as you pro
ceed no opportunity for repeal of
obsolete and unworkable taws: take
up the question of how best to-han
i die the state printing and binding,
and go carefully into the various road
measures which are and will be be
fore you. Among the9e is the ques
tion -of the extension of the right of
suffrage to women pending before
you. If you shall give these matters,
as I know you will, the attention and
study they deserve, your time wili
is for those
, ' x ... I
be fully taken1 up for a reasonable
Recess for Committee Work.
"At the end of such period as shall
be reasonably irecessary for the dis
position of these matters,. 1 urge that
you provide for a recess to a day cer
tain, and this recess be employed in
investigation of the larger matters
first touched on herein and in formu
lating a definite plean for dealing with
"I suggest "a committee from your
membership, selected as you shall de
termine, to take up the problem of
revising the system for raising rev
enues, a similar committee to take up
the problem of overlapping author
ity and the appointment of a small
number of skilled and competent per
sons trained in the law to edit the
existing codes and to clarify and sim
plify them. The result of their la
bors can be placed before the as
sembly within a reasonable time, say
sixty days before the day set for re
convening and a short session there
after can dispose1 of them in such a
manner that we shall have ,a record
of accomplishment ill our labors and
the fulfillment of our pledges. '
Appraisal of Railroads.
"Under an act of congress passed
some three years ago the Interstate
Commerce commission has engaged
in a valuation ot all the property ot
intended as a
permanent basis for
PALACE CLOTHING COMPANY'S
WONDERFUL SALE OF
THIS wonderful pants
sale is tally the great
est opportunity you will
have offered you in many
a day. The collection is
gigantic. Strongest and
neatest hair-line striped
worsteds, fancy winter
worsteds, dressy cassi
meres and extra heavy
winter weight fabrics
scores and scores of ex
cellent patterns in every
shade. Sizes 32 to 44. -
See the window display
by all means. .
For sale for one week
The ' Overcoat values of
fered you here are the beat
obtainable tor the money.
Heavy, durable plain ef
fects, jmart novelty ef
fects and conservative
winter fabrics In ulstern.
looae fitting - Sff QQ
and pinch- dOaOO
Thousands of ttw vary
finest Overcoat values of
the season in every sort of
atyle and color; guar
Ml I r 1
Unmatchable values of extreme warmth and service;
big. heavy fashioned Sweaters of strong worsted knit,
Extra Quality Fleece Lined Shirts and Drawers
warm and servtceabler perfect fjtting.
All sizes ,
Drees Shirts of remarkable vulue. An abundance of
stylish patterns to select from. ' , .
Men's Hoss, extra good quality, in tan, black, Bur
gundy, gray, etc. All sizes.
Special Saturday ,
I - M CUOTrllNCs COMPAAT
fixing interstate freight and passen
ger rates. The result of this inves
tigation will surely be accepted as a
basis for taxation and for fixing
freight and passenger rates in this
- "It is but fair to me, and neces
sary to the protection of the vast
interests of the state involved, that I
sfcould be placed in a position to
deal with the subject involved, that
I should be placed in a position to
deal with the subject intelligently and
have fair opportunity and funds to
inform myself, i
"1 request an, appropriation of
$100,000 to be expended under my di
rection in such investigation or other
course as shall be found necessary
for the protection of our interests in
the matter and to be express author
ity to call to my assistant therein for
work under my direction, any officer
or employe of the statt whose serv
ices can be employed to advantage."
Hundred Dollars a Head
For Pure Bred Durocs
Missouri Valley, la., Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) Sale of purebred Durocs, hogs
of M. A. Moats & Sons here Wednes
day, brought $4,171.75 for forty-one
head The .intense cold of the day
doubtless kapt many buyers from at
tending. Iowa Nebraska, Texas and
South Dakota were among the state
represented by buyers.
Thrse -splendid Suit VAlofl
show yu thn money-savr
Inpr advantage, of the
clothes. Tailored from very
deairable winter fabrics m
plain and pinch - back
styles. Spe- mm gt
rial Satur- OiQO
ALL WOOL SUITS
A wonderful midwinter
showing- of the smartest
kind of all-wool suitings
in nifty pinch-back and
plain effects for men and
young men. A large va
riety of patterns to select
' 9 c
wishes to be dependent on any other!
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