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j nn-: bkf,: omaha. Tuesday. December is, ion.
ight of Thistle Founders in
Storm Off Cape Race
After Sailors Are
n Viar.uc Port.
!), . I .-The ;
t p !(! of the crew
,f the Hilti-h
ti.e 'i his:le I
ug :it ncre
late today by a:t
' I II Il.tVal COM:) i. !1H II I C 1 -
. i i. . . i.
.,. j ti" i: shortly Ut-c ll;.- storm-j
..i'.:et'L'(l steamer iomi'li r. m mi Muti
ny, JlHl miles smith of I a;.r Rare.!
vunty-tln e of the nun are Ktiglish i
:;l the remainder .ire C'..' c-se. I
'I hi' sUamer I.'i't an
Atianti; p ''rt
'i i ember 24, for Lg!an!, et';oui;'
'ring rough weather almost from the
.unset. On Thanksgiving day its
nd'icr was smashed, making it in.-i
On December 7. while the crew was ,
. 7ti(d in throwing cik a sea .mi;. nor
1.. stiM'lv the shi. ,1 iiionntain. nis t
ave crashed over the starboard side,1
'i'n'nn (treat damage and severely in-:
ninnir two t.lnnesc members of :!.e
c , v.
I. ale that day the collier arrived in
answer to the S. O. S. rail.-, and stood
i.v for two days. Twerty of the
can rr'a crew were rescued by a life
x .)'. iiut ucrc nearly drowne I before
I;.-; were pulled aboard the naval
. -sel Others decided it was to )
!:.iardous to try to leave and they
remained on board the wreck until
December 10. when it became appar
ent that the ship as goini? down.
Tutting off in liteboats. they reach
ed the collier after a desperate
struggle, just as their steamer sank
The Knight of the Thistle was a
'eel vessel of 6,675 tot.s gross ami
built at Glasgow in 1W.'..
PLAN GA Y XMAS
Contests of strength and skill, spec
tacular fireworks and Christmas
presenU for everyone are scheduled j
for the big Christmas celebration to
be staged for the boys at Camp
Following is the latest program of
the Christmas day festivities at Camp
Funston as announced by the Christ
:30 A. M. !"ek rr.
A. M. ("rab rtv
9:00 A. M. rVntlpMln iur.
;K. A. M. Tug-of-wiir.
6:3" A. M. Inunllnif nmom.
t:4fi A. M. I'uili IhiII khiii".
S:SH to 1 0 : S 0 A. M -Turkey lionl.
10:30 A. M . Hrom-ho tut)nfr euiiKt.
11:30 A. M. Hoping mid lylnK lonU'sU.
S:3U r. H. Attm-k, ilnfoima and rem'Un nf
wngim trulti lailon with thn public' IMirlct
iims Ride, after whleh will coma th dis
tribution, 7:un P. M. Firework from the rlra roeli
and bill top above Kuneton.
Every tnan in camp will have ;
hand in the various sports of Christ
Former cowboys, now with the
troops, have sent home for stock
saddles and boots for the broncho
busting contest, for which some of
the bear Linkers of the ranges have
been provided. The title if riding
champion of the "division is one that
will be much contested, and with the
roping and tying contest will furnish
battles which should border on the
thrilling, as some of the best riders
and ropers of the west are numbered
among the men of the division. A
carload of steers has been selected on
the New Mexico ranch of Captain
llewey tor their prime condition and
is on the way to Funston for the
One of the big events of the dav
will be that which will introduce, the
Christmas boxes sen', in by the pub
lic for the men. Guarded by soldiers
and cowboys, the wagon train of gifts
will approach the camp, being at
tacked by Indians and bandits. After
a spirited defense it will be rescued in
a sharp thatn battle by soldiers and
brought ir.to the camp to the artillery
parade. There the wagons will be
parked in the old style around a huge
fire and their loads distributed.
It is hoped to close the day with a
big fireworks display from the hills
above the camp, making a fitting
close for what is expected to prove a
happy soldiers' Christina.
British Labor Party
Formulate War Aims Paper
London, Dec. 17. The Daily Tele
graph prints a long statement on war
aims and peace policies formulated
by the parliamentary committee of
he trades union congress and exeat-
tive of the labor party, which is to
be submitted tor endorsement by all
sections of the British labor move
ment at a conference at Westminster
on December 28. 'The Matemcnt fol
lows 'mainly the terms of a similar
pronunciamento published and cabled
abroad some months ago.
It declares that in continuing the
war, labor is actuated by a determina
tion to make the world safe for de
mocracy hereafter. No sympathy is
expressed with attempts to convert
the war into one of conquest, but the
statement insists that restitution and
reparation and also certain territorial
readjustments arc necessary if the re
newal of armaments and war is to
The statement puts at the forefront
a demand for the restoration and re
habilitation of Belgium at the expense
of Germany. It deals with Alsace
Lorraine, Italy, the Balkans, Poland,
Turkey and German African colonies,
on lines similar to those suggested in
the earlier documents.
Oscar Thornton, Patrolman
For Nine Years, Suspended
Qscar II. Thornton, patrolman in
the'oolice department for nine years.
has been suspended and a charge, of
intoxication while on duty will be 1
filed against him. according to a !
statement made by Superintendent
Kugei, who will recommend dismissal.
Hotel Fontenellc Owners
Declare 6 Per Cent Dividend
'Directors of the Douglas il-ui
company, owners of the Hotel l oii
tenelle. met Monday afternoon and
leciared a dividend of 6 per cent on
These Bee 'Newsies,' Prize Winners in Last
Warm Overshoes to Keep Their Feet
HENRY C. BARNABEE
IS DEADJN BOSTON
Famous Sheriff in "Robin
Hood" Closes Long Stage
Career at Age of 84
llostoii. Mass., Dec. 17. Henry
Clay Barnabee, familiar to thousands
of playgoers as the "Sheriff of .N'ot-
j tingham," in He Koven's comic
i opera, "Robin Hood." died at his
home in the Jamaica I'lain district to
day after a long illness, lie was 84
i years of age.
I He was one of the most popular
operatic comedians on the American
stage. His career as an entertainer
spanned practically all of his long
life, but his chief work was in the 70s
as a leading member of the Hoston
a company which became fam
ous all over 1 1 if country in Hie pro
duction (f light opera, and its suc
cessor, the Hoslonians, which he
helped to organize. Jtarnabee ap
peared in innumerable roles, serious
as well as comic, and for two decades
after the civil war period his name
was always one of the "headliners."
Past 70 years of age he continued to
exercise Jtis fun-making talents in
On Role 1,900 Times.
"I have played the 'Sheiitf of Not
tingham' nearly l,V()0 times," he said
recently in recalling the phenomenal
run which the llostonians made of I)c
Koven's opera, "Robin Hood.'' This
role was one of the most notable in
his career, and perhaps next to it his
earlier appearance as Sir Joseph
Porter in "Pinafore." The Moston
Ideals took this up at a time when 40
odd companies were touring the coun
try to present it, outdistancing all
their rivals in it, as well as the other
Gilbert and Sullivan operas, itarnabee
appeared in them all.
fie was known to thousands
through his singing of "The Cork
Leg," the ballad of the 'merchant of
Amsterdam, whose patent cork leg
was equipped witli such perfect
mechanism that it walked on and on
after the old man died, carrying his
skeleton. According to his own esti
mate, Harnabee sang this song some
5,000 times, and often as a corollary
encore gave "The Patent Ann." These
two songs, together with a number of
others which be gave in his "Patch
work of Song and Story," are the best
remembered of many individual suc
cesses. liarnabee was born at Portsmuoht.
N. JI. November 14, 1SU, "the day
following the' birth of Fdwin Booth,"
which he regarded as "another ex
emplification of the fact that mirth
follows close on the heels of trag
edy." His father was then driving
the stage-coach from Boston to Port
laud, via Portsmouth, and later was
an inn-keeper at Portsmouth.
Actor by Instinct.'
Young Barnabee set out in life as
a dry goods clerk, first in Ports
mouth, then in a big house in Bos
ton. ' On the side, he indulged from
the first in an amateurish display of
his talents, lie could 'tell a story,
sing a song, speak a piece, and run
the whole gamut of grimaces. In
Bston in 1854 he became a member
of the Mercantile Library association
fai,111Knts at whiJh scvfral ,en who
later became actors received their
first stage training. For a number
of yars he was a choir singer in Bos
ton churches. In 1805 he gave up
mercantile life and made his formal
debut on the concert stage in Boston,
and during the next 14 years
he appeared in lyceum and entertain
ment courses in many parts of the
country. In a book of reminiscences
which he published in 1TJ. he re
called his training.
"If today," he said, "you were to
rlace before me the score of Robin
Hood or Pinafore, I couldn't for the
life of me tell whether a given note
was A or G, or what key it was in.
At the same time 1 believe I could
sing it correctly." He sang only by
ear, so-called, which is the more re
markable when it is recalled that he
appeared not only in light roles but
in many of the more class'cal opera.;.
He also told of his incurable case
of stage fright. Of all the thousands
of times he appeared on the stage, he
said, ther was nev.r a time when he
was not "in a state of tremor and
trepidation perfectly indescribable."
At 77, his voice was still strong and
sonorous, and he credited this largely
to his lite-long abstinence from to
bacc Mrs. Barnabee who was Clara
c.corge, a iew uuiupsmre gin, una
who always toured with him. died
on Christmas day, l'W, only a few
wee ks alter me coupie nan cini'riui
their golden wedding.
Swallows Poison Instead !
Of Helpful Medicine
Schafer. 2S22 Cass street.
s w a M . i w i 1 ('
poiMitt nv witaKr usi
night in -lead ot black grape baNani
-H 1. . hail nittMiilfH in like, lie
was at home alone at the time and it
was not until his wife returned later
from a picture show that medical
aid was summoned.
Doctor McCrann and Police Sur
geon Nigro attended him.
Schafer is employed as a motor in
spector at the Universal Motor com-
! pany, J.soJ Leavenworth street.
$30,000 FIRE AT
! KENNARD BURNS
Blair, N'eb, Dec. 17. (Special Tele
gram, ) - Kennard, seven miles west of
Blair, experienced the worst fire, yes
' tenia y, in I he history of the tow n,
j An implement and stock building
j belonging to Harry C. Blaco ami a
I line garage belonging to George
Menking, containing 1.? automobiles,
six of which were new J'.uicks, and an
icq house on a near lot were entirely
destroyed. A creamery station was
The tnial h,, j near $.i0.IKIO, with
only !f7,700 insurance on both build
ings and stocks.
A small Find car was being cranked
in the rear end of the Menking garage
when it b.ic'.:-fired and Jie spark
ignited a gas tank, starting the blae.
Kennard's volunteer firemen did
heroic work in keeping the lire away
from a dozen or more business houses
and nearby resiliences.
The Blair lire department was called
and responded quickly with a carload
of hose to help the Kennard boys. The
buildings were all wooden ones. Ken
nard has a good water plant system.
Bank Clearings Show
Loss From Last Year
Total bank clearings at the 14 lead
ing cities in the United States, accord
ing to Dun's Review, amount to
177,251,05', a loss of 8.8 per cent, as
compared with the same week last
war, but a gain of 2. I per cent com
pared with two years ago. Losses
last week are reported by New York,
Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi
cago, Minneapolis and Louisville, as
contrasted with a year ago, but com
pared with two years ago, practically
every city reports an increase. Kven
with several of the outside centers
showing losses, the aggregate is 8.o
per cent more than in P'lo and 43.0
percent larger than in I'M 5. Average
daily hank exchanges for the-ear to
date are given below for three years:
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NV. ... IIAN.7lll.mMI KHI.Stn.tllMI 7S4.HMI,OOtl
o,t. .. n:i:t.l I i.oiKi HHHvi:(,imi 7(ij,27M.mio
H.l (mir. Hll.VftM.IHMI 71.:i:k.iiiiii .M(I.:iiii,(iiii
ill imr. DH'i.D'jl.llllll 7(l'i lll:t.llll(l 4!I,-,!I7H,IMIII
lt guar. S'n.'i.lit.omt .is.ii;ii.oiio 4Hii,h:C!,(ioii
American Soldiers Smoke
Captured German Cigarets
With the American Army in France,
Sunday, Dec. 15.- German and Aus
trian cigarets are being smoked by
the American expeditionary forces.
There are two varieties being sold in
the army commissaries and they are
known by the soldiers as "Boche
smokes." One variety bears the
name of a Berlin firm, while the other
was made by a concern in Sarajevo.
The appearance of the cigarets
caused considerable speculation until
it was learned they had been turned
over by the French when they dis
covered the American cigaret supply
was running short. The French cap
tured the cigarets in the early days
of the war and since then have been
stored in a warehouse.
Would Bring Transport Men
Into Military Service
Washington, D. C, Dec. 17. Im
mediate legislation to bring the crews
of transports, mine layers and other
army vessels into the military service
is urgently recommended by Quarter
master General Sharpe in his annual
report, made public tonight.
General Shaipc's report says the
chief difficulty encountered for sev
eral years was with the constant
changing of crews, as men were
drawn away by offers of higher pay
in the merchant service, interfering
with the :.peed and precision of such
important duties as harbor mining
and troop movements
Pilot Boat Sunk by Big
Steamer in Hampton Roads
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 17. A report
from Hampton Roads received here
says that the Maryland pilot boat
Pilot was sunk there at 2 o'clock this
afternoon in a collision with the Mer.
chants and Miners steamer Rerkshiie.
No lives were lost.
The Berkshire, inbound from sea in
a mist, rammed the Pilot nearly amid
ship and se,t it to the bottom in about
60 feet of water. A customs launch
took off the Pilot's crew.
100 Locomotives Sent East
To Relieve Freight Congestion
Spline; held. Mo.. Dec. 17. The M.
Louis & an Francisco's railroad
quota of 101) locomotives ordered re
leased bv western railroads lor n-e on
railroad- in the east were Marled
from here- todav. I hev will K" to the
I'eniiiX l .oiu lines
Slight Teuton Gains in Italy
Are Made at Terrific
Cost to Attacking
By FRANK W. GETTY.
(Stuff Correspondent w York Tribune.)
(Mirrial ( able to The ISee.)
London, Dec. 17. In spite of the
crushing losses sustained by the Aus-tro-Germans
in the last four days of
their offensive on the northern Italian
front, they are continuing without
cessation their efforts to smash
through the mountain barriers into
the Venetian plains.
These new successes of the invad
ers hav rendtred the Italian lines
east of the Brenta far less stable thai,
their defenses on the Asiago platea-!
and along the lower Piave, though
there is in indication that there is im
mediate danger of the enemy break
ing through to the plains.
Caprille hill is a dominating height
at thf head of the San Lorenzo val
ley, which leads directly to the Vene
tian lowlands. By massi.;r men in
overpowering numbers Von Bucjow
has been able to extend his front in
this region a considerable distance,
but in th. San Lorenzo valiey and
nig the slopes on either side of it,
powertui torccs o .upini bar tiie way
to tne plains, prepared to exact a
heavy toll for every inch of ground
wrcste 1 fron. them.
Already the losses by which the
Austro-Gernians have paid for their
proportionately slender gains have
been '.errific, and if continued for
many days must begin to eat into the
eight divisions of reserves behind the
Cannot Afford Losses.
While Germany has been able to
release thousands of fresh troops,
from the Russian front recently, Hm
denbtirg can ill alford to suffer heavy
casualties on the Italian front at a
time when he is preparing to throw
all his strength into a crushing blow
The Austrians still less can stand
such big losses as they have sustained
in the last week of fighting.
Austrian man power now is down
to little over 1,200,000 men. a few
hundred thousand of whom will be
needed by Hindenburg if he hopes to
carry out his extensively advertised
campaign in the west before Ameri
ca's weight is thrown into the bal
ance. There are strong indications that
from now on the Italians and their
allies will be exposed to the most
deadly artillery tire of the whole of
fensive, as the Teutons have finally
got into line their heaviest guns.
Patriotic Citizens Decline
Pay for Lodging Soldiers
New Rochelle, N. Y., Dec. 17. An
oiler by the War department to pay
-10 cents a day for every army recritit '
who has been sheltered and fed by (
citizens of 'cv Rochelle since the
overcrowded conditions at Fort Slo
cimi began was patriotically declined i
today by Mayor Griffing, on behalf of ;
those win. had opened their homes to i
the thousands of
costs many a
Week's Contest, Have
Comfy in Winter's Icy Blasts
Explosions Blow Up
German Bomb Plants
London, Dec. 17. Two disasters
in widely separated parts of Ger
many are reported in Zurich dis
patches received here today. An
explosion occurred in the Zeppelin
works at Friedrichhaven and re
sulted in the death or injury of
The second explosion occurred
near Kiel, destroying a factory
where bombs were prepared for
Zeppelins and airplanes. Many of
the employes in this plant were
How One Officer Took Out
His Artillery Train and An
other His Cranberries ,
With the American Army in France,
Dec. 17. Here are two stories show
ing how American officers in France
get things done. An artillery battery
commander, having received orders to
transfer his command by rail, loaded
the men and their equipment and then
discovered that no engine was at-
tached to the train and none appeared
available. At that moment, a small
' ireigiit engine arrived in the yards and
us engineer ami nreman, at nrst pro-
testing, obeyed the battery com
mander's orders to take out the ar
tillery train. This engine proving not
powerful enough to move the heavy
load, it was permitted to proceed on
its regular freight run.
A few minutes later, a passenger
i train arrived with a much more power
ful engine. This one was cheerfully
commandeered by the American of-
iitti, aim as a itsun, ins ui Kaiiu-duou
, ' : , .
was 1 1 diispoi icu em nine. Wciiiaijie
I records do not indicate whether that
i train's passengers have gone forward
The second incident occurred the
dav before Thanksgiving, but has just
come to light. An officer, under or
ders to see that the necessary quantity
of cranberries reached his command
in time for the holiday dinner, discov
ered that no freight train service was
available. The barrels could not be
moved by express, so the American
bought passenger tickets, had the bar
rels trundled into the compartment of
the car and arranged in the previously
reserved seats before the astonished
railway officials. 'The officer made his
cranberry delivery in time for the
iK Foaming, sparkling.
flEk A pure, soft drink.
Best for digestion.
At ffrocers. at dnifKjstV. In tact lit
all places where good drinks are sold.
LEMP Manufacture ST. LOUIS
H. A. Steinwender, Distributor
mi V : t i c. r
HA Omaha. Neb.
man his job
how efficient a man may be, if he has
an ugly skin-eruption, there are positions in which
he cannot he tolerated. He may know that it is nut
in the least contagious. bv.tei-r people are afraid,
they avoid him, and he must make way for a man
with a clear, healthy skin. Why run this risk, vn
Ointment and Resinol Soap stop itching and
rlear away ecrema and similar h'imors so
quickly and easiiv ?
Alt rXittw "' Rrrni-.'. ih-t-rmt mri R. xi- S'
Mrs. Oberfelder of Sidney,
j Neb., Dies in Denver
j Denver, Colo., Dec. 17. (Special
I Telegram.) Mrs. Oberfelder, wife of
1 Judge Joseph Oberfelder of Sidney,
; Neb., died here this afternoon after
! an illness of three months
Mrs. Oberfelde. was born in New
I York Citv and was married Febru
ary 2, 1881. She has resided in Sid
ney ever siiue.
She was a charter member of Prov
idence chapter, Order of the Eastern
Star, at Sidney. The funeral will take
place here on Tuesday afternoon with
interment at Fairmont cemetery.
! Chicago Labor Men Attack
The Postmaster General
Chicago, Dec. 16. Rescdutions bit
terly attacking Postmaster General
Burleson and asking President Wil
son to place a "real man at the head
of the postal system'' were adopted
by the Chicago F'ederation of Labor
today. The resolution was intro
duced by James Connors, assistant
president of the Switchmen's Union
of North America. The resolution
stated that Mr. Burleson had given
strong evidence o" animosity toward
concerted efforts by public employes
f. o. b. Kenosha, Wis.
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Deep Breathing Motor, giving at the price
FIRST More power.
SECOND Smallest consumption of gas
THIRD Greater riding comfort.
FOURTH More freedom from noise and
than any competitive car.
The appearance of our sedan will fill every
Prove these statements by having a demon
stration. A demonstration may be had by phon
ing Tyler 2916.
NASH SALES COMPANY
T. H. McDEARMON, Manager.
16th and Howard
Every day during this season
of the year
daily trains of
kee & St. Paul
and Chicago are veritable clubs of travelers jour
neying to Florida, the Gulf Coast, Cuba and Panama.
An anticipated feature of the trip is always the in
comparable service of the "Milwaukee."
"Longer-higher -wider" berths steel cars electric
block safety signals double track.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry .
Throuih tickets and timing ear rurrvatioru at
407 South 15th Street. Railway Exchange Building
EUGENE DUVAL, General Aieot
JEWS TO RETURN
Leaders Assemble in Baltimore
and Lay Plans for Early
Return to Holy
Baltimore. Dec. 17. Two humli.t
leaders of the Zionist organization oi
the country launched at a convention
here today a great movement to re
alize Jewish national entity as a re
sult of the capture oi Palestine fron
Intimation was given during the
meeting that a practical reoccupation
of the Holy Land would be underway
within a .nonth or two.
A cable was received from London
stating that physicians and nurses
and medical units could go to Pales
tine within another month, and it was
informally announced that the Am
erican Jewish unit organized by the
Hadassah, the women's Zionist or
ganization of the country, is ready to
begin work in Palestine.
Outlines o' a plan to raise $100,000.
000 to make the Jewish reoccupation
real and practical were given and w ith
in a few minutes $85,000 was raised
toward an initia. $1,000,00(1 of the
international fund with which to be
gin the reassimilation of the "prom
A resolution was adopted at the
night session naming the 5100,000,00(1
"constructive and administrative fund"
the "Palestine restoration Hind" and
arranging for the raising of the initial
$1,000,000 within M) days. To handle
this fund a national finance commis
sion of five Vvas chosen.
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bet
increases strength of
run-down people 100
per cent in ten days
in many instances,
ft 00 forfeit if it
fail as per full ex
planation in large
article soon to ap
pear in this paper. As.k your doctor or
droK(tit about it. Sherman & McConnoll
Drug Co. always carry it in stock.
PMcrec vtr.wM0 mom
Streets, Omaha, Neb.
the four palatial
the Chicago. Milwau-
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