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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1917.
Brie City News
Have Knot I'rlnt It New tteaeon Press .
Tor Xmas Everything electrical !
3urgess-Granden Co. . .
Loses Coat "nnd .Pin P. H. Phllbin i
reports to the police that Saturday a
sneak thief stole his coat, a diamond
oin, and a buneh of keys from the
limpress Garden, of which he is the.
Going to Student ConventionA
student volunteer convention will be
held in NortUfield, Mass- on January
4. 5 and 6. C. S. Holcombe, student
college secretary, and six students will
attend, from the state of Nebraska.
Membership anil Turkey The
Richardson Drug company subscribed
a lied Cross membership for all the
employes and in addition to this will
follow the usual custom of SO years
and give each one a turkey for Christ
- Wild Horse Case Appeal The tran-
' icript of testimony in the famous
''wild horse" case in the local division
of the. fedferal court has been com
pleted for the defendants' appeal' to
to. circuit court. It covers 2,800 type
Slate Hank of Uninlia, corner Six
teenth and Harney streets, pays 4 per
cent on time depositsS Three per cent
on savings accounts. All deposits in
this bank are protected by the fle
positors' guarantee fund of the state
of Nebraska. Aov.
To Keep Open House Christmas
Night Young: Women's Christian as
sociatlon will be open to Omaha girls
and friends Christmas night from
until 10.' No pros-ram has been ar
ranged, but music and Jollity will be
in order throughout tne evening.
Philosophical Society Meets The
Oraafia Philosophical society will
meet Sunday at 3 p. m., Lyrio build
inirT Nineteenth and Farnam streets.
Colonel C. G. CuHhingham will speak
upon the subject "Moral Responsibll
it.v and the Element or Time."
Messenger Injured in Crash Edfiie
Burdish, messenger, 1481 Plnkney
' street, received several sca'p wounds
and body bruises yesterday aiternoon
when an automobile which he was
driving collided with a southbound
Hanscom park car at Twenty-fourth
and Binney -streets, causing tne auto
mohlla to. overturn.
Depot Warehouse The H6me
Builders Incorporated association has
been awarded the general contract
ifor the construction of a,$12,000 de
pot warehouse at Twenty-second and
Hickory streets, to be used by the
quartermaster department of the
United States government. The work
is under direct supervision of Lieu
tenant Colonel F. A. Grant. Work
on the. building Will be started Imme
diately and will.be tushed" to comple-
Flue Fireplace Goods at Sunderland's.
HUNT WOLVES TO
HELP THE RED CROSS
Crawford (Neb.) Sportsmen
Round Up Nine Animals and
. Give Proceeds to Fund
of Local Cnapter.
Colonel P. G. Cooper and Dr,i A,
W. Sprague of Crawford, Neb., tell
' of a unique method of raising money
for the Red. Cross that they con
ducted in their vicinity during the
.- v i-
The wolves had been bothering in
the vicinity pf Crawford and Colonel
Cooper who is an enthusiastic raem-
. ber of the Ked cross, conceived me
idea of exterminating the wolves for
the benefit of the Ked Lross. He
organized a bunch of their citizens
nihi Aimnn ntv inn irn pri nine
wolves. The hides were sold for the
benefit of the Red Cross from which
they realized more than ?50.
E. L. Havelone, chairman cam
paign -committee,. Gage county, Be
atrice, has iust telephoned that" in
two days they gdt 2,500 Christmas
memberships for - American Red
Cross, and that one township in their
countv reoorts a total membership of
168, which is near luu per cent oi tne
population of that jownshlp. He
also advises that the farmers in that
territory are telephoning their mem
bershio not even waiting for , the
solicitors to call.
Pender Sends Challenge.
A few days ago Judge Curtis L. Day,
chairman of the Thurston, county
chapter at Pender, Neb., announced
the enrollment of a two day old jn
fant' and challenged any other point
in the state to produce one as young.
Omaha renlied that thev had en
rolled an entire family including an
unborn child. In reply to this Judge
Day has Just wired the state office
as follows: , ' ,
; "Pender's census population is 900.
Its total Red Cross registrations to
night 1,070 and Hancock's pup. Shall
: we copy Umaha ana begin registra
tion of unborn intantsr
- JUDGE CURTIS L. DAY."
Dawes county chapter, Chadron,
Neb., report membership money for
first day's campaign $543; two days
over 1,000 members. This does not
(include any of the branches. '
x W. E. Hardy, chairman of the
Lincoln chapter,' Lincoln Neb., wires
' that Lincoln secured up to Friday
15,500 new- members with more to
. fnllnw -
"Omaha Boys Return From
' r -Naval Training Station
Enlistments in all branches of the
service are on the decline, owing 'to
-the nearness of Christmas. Six men
offered themselves for service in the
navy, and enlistments in the army
were light.- Six men from army
headquarters have received leaves of
absence extending over the holidays,
one soldier departing for Ogden,
Utah. . . ...
Omaha boys at the navat training
'station who have received permis
sion to come home are beginning to
arrive, and it is expected .that the spe
cial coachful will arrive Monday
morning. Norte of the recruiting sta
tions will be open on Christmas day.
Practically all the navy men who
registered are filling out their ques
tionnaires, notwithstanding that they
are. already in the service.
Report Conditions in
. Armenia Terrible
According to Jofvn C Wharton.
rVf 'the Nebraska branch of
the Armenian relief fund, rfnore than r
1,-500,000 roubles (?750,uw; are neeaea
monthly to take care of the orphans
and destitute people in Armenia. A
copy of a cablegram says the situation
,is alarming since the advent of the
Maximalist governments Petrograd
The condition of the refugees in
Caucasus 'is terrible and no kinds
are available for the 'maintenance of
asylums and orphanages previously
maintained by the 'state. An urgent
anneal is made for funds with which
to carry on the great work ot taking
care of the thousands of destitute vic
tims of war. ' ' ,
Most Have Special Services
Yesterday Instead of on
Christmas Day, Which
Weather that was almost JuneMike
contributed a share toward bringing
big congregations into the Omaha
churches yesterday to celebrate the
birth of Christ. f
It was the Sunday immediately pre
ceding Christmas and in all the
churches he "story that is old, yet
ever new," was told by the pastors and
read from the scriptures.
The choirs of nearly all the church
es sang special anthems and Christ
mas carols at the morning services
and at some churches the choirs had
entire- charge of the evening service,
sinking Christmas carols, many of
which, like "Good King Wenceslaus,"
were composed in the middle ages
and have been sling in Christian
churches for hundreds of years.
-Special Masses Sung.
In the Catholic churches there
were special masses. Some of the
Protestant churches, including Zioi
Lutheran and Grace Lutheran, had
special matin services at ,6 a. m, '
Because of the fact that Sunday
comes just two days before Christ
mas this year, a number of the Omaha
churches gave their Sunday school
programs of recitations and singing,
with distribution of gifts last night.
Most of the churches, however, will
have these programs either tonight or
tornorrow night, when the gaily-decorated
trees will be in their places
and the time-honored candy and or
anges will be distributed to the chil
dren. GIVE RUNT PIG
Food Conservators 1
Figure on Big Saving. -
Stockmen Point to "Squealers"
as Most Patriotic Gift Pos
, sible to Make at Yule
By MABEL GUDMUNDSEN.
"Give a runt pig for Christmas," is
the slogan at the South Side stock
Stockmen contend .that there is no
more patriotic gift than a runt'pig.
It ranks 100 per cent as. the ideal
present among the S. P. UG.'s. It
will be more than a plaything for the
children it will be a playmate, they
"The American hog will win Ihe
war, said Gilford rinchot, -and so
every patriotic home in America has
thrown open its doors to the, hero of
the world war. Every boy or rirl who
makes a 200-pound porker out of a
little 10-pound pig will be doing a
big bit to feed the soldiers and to win
Colonel James H. Bulla expects to
buy a litter of six little srrunters for
his six grandchildren for Christmas.
I hey may squeal on me when
I'm putting them in fie stockings
Christmas eve," laughed the colonel,
"but I'll try to manage some way."
v Heln Win War.
W. B. Tag, resident of the Oma-
haLive Stock exchange, said:
if you can t give a Liberty bond
or a thrift stamp for Christmas, give
a jpig or a calf and help will the war."
Irene Meiady endorsed the plan
with characteristic enthusiasm and
little Eugene, aged 5, can hardly wait
until Christmas to get his runt pig.
He already has decided to christen it
"Caddock in honor of his father's
find, Earl Caddock, the wrestler.
b. M McAnany lives in an apart
ment house. His children keep their
Red Cross dog, Laddie, there, but Mr.
McAnany is dubious about bringing
home his, pockets full of runt pigs
Christmas eve. He approves of the
plan so strongly that he has offered
to give a runt pie to some one wno
will promise to. give it a good home
in tne suburDs.
A.v F. Stryker admitted that his
friends are likely to see him hurrying
protruding from one pocket and
bottle with which to feed ;t from the
War and the food shortage will
make this Christmas different from
all others. Jewelry, expensive turs,
and pretty novelties are nasse. . The
times demand i useful) patriotic gift
and so the runt pig has squealed his
way to the limelight. He fills the bill,
the conservators insist. . - '
Leaders of the movement have fig-
urea mat tne umaha. stock yards will
saVe $8,800 worth of pork for the na
tion by their "runt pie Christmas.'.'
They also estimate that if the 20 other
markets in the country follow their
example, a total of $176,000 worth of
pork will be saved. They baseheir
figures on a" 10 pound runt weighing
230 pounds in a year,""and that 220
men each will give a "squealer" and
that , pork will sell at 20 cents ner
pound next year. ,
Retailers of Insecticides -
Need Not Obtain Licenses
Retail dealers in insecticides are ex.
empt from the 'licensing provisions
issued to the united Mates food ad
ministration, according . to informa-
lon received yesterday by the federal
bod administrator for Nebraska.
The only companies required to ob
tain licenses are wholesalers and job
bers in white arsenic and arsenic in
To Continue Dances.
Emma B. Manchester grove will
continue their dances as heretofore
and invite all members and friends to
attend, at Ancient Order nf United
Workmen lemple, December 27.
WnshinBton. Dec. 23. (Special Telegram.)
Civil service examination will be hld on
Wyo. Salary $1,S00. The poetofflce 1
Mandel. Atoany county, Wyoming, h&j been
discontinued, mail to Morgan.
John R. Ruther ha been appointed post
master at Athboy, Larson county, South
Dakota, vice Rajpn A. Moore, resigned.
C J. CHILDE CHOSEN
Sioux City Man Will Succeed
v McVann, Who is Kept
"Busy in the
C. E. Child?, manager of the traffic
department of the Sioux City Com
ruercial club, is to be traffic manager
of the traffic bureau of the Omaha
Commercial clft, beginning Jan
Clark Coit, chairman of the gov
erning committee of the traffic bu
reau of the Omaha Commercial club
announced yesterday that Mr. Guide
who formerly was connected with the
traffic bureau here in the capacity of
assistant, was unanimously chosen by
the governing board as manager of
this organization, He was selected
from among a list of applicants be
cause of his wide experience in traffic
affairs, his ability to handle matters
in short upon his record of success
ful work along this line.
"Mr. Childe suggested in his ap
plication that the bureau should be
operated as at present until, suth
time as he lias become thoroughly
familiar with th situation and might
make other recommendations. .
For a time there was a strong
movement on foot to consolidate the
traffic bureau under Commercial club
management, but under the present.
arrangement the bureau is to remain
a separate organization, receiving
only a paft ot its support from the
Commercial club as an organization
aud deriving most of its support from
the .members of the bureau who
maintain it by subscriptions.
Will Get Successor.
Mr. Childe has promised his Sioux
City employers that he will help them
get a successor, and leave the office
there in working order. For this
reason, it is believed it may be
little later than January 1 when he
finds it possible to come to Omaha
to take up the active work here.
Something over 3 years ago Mr,
Childe was assistant to E. T. McVann
who was manager -of the traffic
bureau at Omaha. He went from
here to Sioux City as traffic manager
there, and has been making good to
an exceptional degree. Now that Mr,
McVann has severed his connection
with the bureau, the board turned to
Childe as the logical man to come
back here and step into McVann's
j Mr. McVann., now maintains two
law offices, one in Chicago and one
m New.' York, and is kept busy handl
ing important traffic cases for large
eastern associations and corporations
Install Women's Lunch .
Room in U. P. Building
Furniture will be 'installed and the
equipment in place forShe opening
of the women s lunch and rest t;oom
on the third floor of the Union Pa
cific headquarters building immedi
ately after the first of next year,
There will be easy couches and chairs
tor the comfort ot the women em
ployed in tne building, and in addi
tion there will be a cafeteria, where
daily, with the exception of Saturdays
and Sundays, hot tea and coffee will
be served free of charge from 11:30
to 1 :30 o clock.
While the Union Pacific women are
going to have free tea and coffee
after the first of the year,, the men
who are in the company employ ar
going to have to pay tor what they
get. An order is out, effective the first
of the year, to the effect that the is
suance of -hotel department cards
for meals at reduced tates will be dis
continued to all officers and employes
who have expense accounts. For those
who do not have expense accounts
and when traveling on company busi
ness, there will be reduced rates ior
British Customs Board
To Pass Gift Parcels
British board of customs announces
conditions whereby gift parcels con
taining dutiable goods may be deliv
ered free of duty. Such parcels in-
tendedjor officers and men of United
States navy in United Kingdom should
be addressed for delivery on board
ship in which addressee is serving.
When intended for members of
American army in United Kingdom,
should be addressed to regimental ad
dress of recipient; when intended for
soldiers of American nationality in
British or Canadian armies or for
American medical officers serving in
British military or base hospitals,
should be addressed in care of com
mittee for American soldiers and sail
ors of the American Red Cross.. 154
which committee will verify right of
addressee to duty-free concessions
and arrange for delivery of parcels.
Dutiable goods must be specifically
described as tobacco, cirgarets, choco
late, etc. Foregoing relates solely to
dutiable goods imported by parcel
Old Timers Witnesses
; In North Platte Cases
Howard Saxton, assistant United
States attorney, has returned from
North Platte, where he took deposi
tions in lana cases.
"Among the witnesses," he said,
"were grizzled veterans of the days
when cattlemen and homesteaders
shotseach other on sight. One man
had served a year in the penitentiary.
He said he was starving and when an
other man visited his homestead and
suggested that they sneak out some
nigh and kill one of the cattle com
pany's 'critters' for food, he agreed.
When the steer was killed he found
the stranger was an agent of the
cattle company and it was his testi
mony that ent the homesteader to
Passenger Men Say AH
Holiday Records Broken
Railroad passenger men are satis
fied with the holiday business. Ihey
say there has never been a year when
the travel has been as heavy. In ad
dition to -the usual number of stu
dents who are coming home from
schools Jhere is a great number of
parents,- brothers and sisters and
other relatives going to the. camps
and cantonments to visit the soldier
In addition to all this, the number
of people going and coming is said to
be in excess of former years? There
has been considerable curtailment of
equipment and as a war measure pas
sengers are packed into the coaches
a little closer than usual. . '
POLICE ON TRAIL
OF JACK SHERMAN
Mysterious Note Book Is Sent
Through Mails to Chief
of Omaha Detec-
Police are still on the trail of Jack
Sherman, who is wanted here, as well
as elsevhere, to make ;ood a large
amount of credit which he is alleged
to have obtained from 30 merchants,
while he was "president of the firm
of Sherman, Devine & Sherman," with
offices in the Paxton block.
A mysterious notebook addressed
to the chief of detectives came through
the mail yesterday with nothing to
identify the sender.. In the notebook
there were written reports in terse
sentences and phrases of various
dances which were held in Omaha.
A card with the inscription of the
firm, Sherman, Devine & Sherman, on
one side and a note on the other
side was in the notebook. The note
read: "Please give meals to Frank
lin free of charge." and was signed,
"Jack Sherman, Pres."
While Sherman was here he leased
a restaurant known as "The' Sani
taryat 2422 Leavenworth street. He
also attempted to buy the De Luxe
dancing academy from the manager,
who was introduced to Sherman by
Leroy Franklin, secretary of the Wel
fare board. Franklin also introduced
Sherman to Mr. Keep, owner of
Keep's dancing academy. From the
latter Sherman leased the building for
his "midwinter festival."
Women Should Be Employed
As Cream Testers Everywhere
As a means of releasing man pow
er, the suggestion has been made by
the dairy department of the United
States food administration that
women be employed as cream testers
throughout the United States. Ad
vices to this effect reached the office
of Federal Food Administrator Gur
don W. Wattles yesterday.
George E. Haskell, dairy specialist
of the U. S. administration, i urging
In Nebraska .alone it is conserva
tively estimated that there are more
than 2,000 stations employing men
testers and samplers. However, it
is stated that many of these men
would be unt for army duty because
of their age and physical condition.
Were women employed, it would
necessitate, the rebuilding of many
station platforms, Nebraska creamery
men declare, so that the cream, which
is received in . 100-pound cans, could
be handled by the women.
Kugel Denies Any Friction
Between Himself and Seroy
"I emphatically deny that there has
been any estrangement or trouble be
tween myself and E. J. Seroy, my sec
retary stated Superintendent Kuuel
of the police department. Mr, Kugel
said he wished to contradict a story
which appeared in a local paper to the
effect that he sent two detectives
to the home of Mr. Seroy. "That is
absolutely false," declared the super
The incident arose over a statement
made in the city council chamber last
Thursday by Patrolman O. H. Thorn
ton, who was under charges of having
been intoxicated last bunday. 1 he
officer said he met E. J. Seroy and
Sam Cussack at 4:15 o'clock and
could refer-to them as having been
sober. Mr. Kugel said Seroy did not
speak to him of the meeting.
Hold Back Your Hogs,
. Says Administrator Cotton
IT P. Cotton, head of the meat divi
sion of the food administration, said
"Hold back your hogs. Largely
owing to transportation difficulties in
the east, there is now, a glut of hogs
on the 'Chicago market, and more
hogs than the packers can kill and
The farmers and commission men
in this territory must help by holding
back hogs temporarily, especially
from that market. If there is co
operation the minimum will be main
tained. Do not sacrifice your hogs
by dumping them on an overcrowded
Receives Token From
V. Her Hero at the Front
T.itM F.thel Denison is the proud
possessor of a Christmas token from
her cousin. Tohn Whalen, of the Cana
dian anny, as evidence that he is alive
and liappy. The token is a beautiful
silk flair with lace edees. with the flags
and colors of the allied armies worked
in the corners. tWhalen enlisted in
the Canadian forces two years ago and
is giving a good account of himself.
- Ethel is a pupil in Central Park
school and is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul D. Denison, 4529 North
Fortieth street. Her cousin, John
Whalen, was formerly employed at
the Union Facihc headquarters.
Real Estate Board Scores '
' On Red Cross Membership
The Red Cross committee of the
Omaha Real Estate board prides
itself on being able to rebort at the
Wednesday meeting that out of a
membership in the board of 74, there
had been secured 75 Red Cross mem
berships, and that the board would
show up 100 per cent. A number of
members of the board are also ac
tively pushing the campaign of the
Youne Women's Christian associa
tion war work and have done much to
round out the sum desired by this or
ganization. Farm Boys May Be Allowed
Furlough From Army camp
Washington. Dec. 22. Secretary
Baker has a plan to permit farmer
boys in the army to return to their
homes at periodical intervalsto assist
in crop production.' He outlined it to
day to a delegation of New York
farmers who protested against condi
tions created by scarcity of farm
Bomb Explosion Wrecks
Eastern Rubber Factory
Neward, N. J., Dec. 22. Four men
were reported missing today aften
what is believed to have been a bomb
explosion in the Newark Rubber com
pany s plant, wnere raincoats were
being mtade for the United States
government. A number of employes
were injured by flying glass.
Restrict Funston Men
To Avoid Epidemics
Camp Funston, Kan., Dec. 23 To
prevent possible introduction of'Con
tagious diseases into the cantonnient
here, all men who go home on Cht'st
mas furlough will be assigned upon
their return to the detention camp, it
was annnunced here today. The men
will be held in the detention camp
for two weeks before being allowed
SET the Christmas
iVay it linger in lovin
tiiouhts and unselfish1
your daij ttves. ife i$ our
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Location' Most Central
300 Rooms with 300 Private Baths
Ratei $1.75 to $3.50 Per Day
H. J. TREMAIN
Pre, and Manager
Yfru will want to aenj the but
900 South ISth St Wead Bldf.
Juat Off Farnam , .
The Useful Light
Should your Giu Lamps need
attention DAI OR NIGHT
Call Douglas 606, or,
K Maintenance Department,
M . only
m Omaha Gas Co.
,1509 Howard Street 1
-Is Ideal for the
Complexion and Skin
Because So Delicately Medicated
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
Want A' -
to rejoin their regular organizations.
. Spirit of 1917.
Frank and John, the two youngj
r I l W . r- K r A T
sons oi Mr. ana iurs. r. luuniiuii,
Chula Vista apartments, appeared in
the rotunda of the Exchange building
Saturday- with a drum and bugle ami
played military music that aroused en
thusiasm for the last lap of the Red
Cross drive at the Exchange, Frank is
the boys played martial airs that
fill your learte
witii joy tmt
the festive ' season.
dood thinds into
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Fait Udins on convenient schedules
arrive Englewood Union Station !,
(63d St.) and La Salle Station-most ;5
convenient locations in Chicago
connecting with limited trains f or v
all Eastern territory. - The
Leaves 6:08 p. m. daily.
trainarrive La Salle Station, Chicago in the
heart of the business district ready for the dayno
time lost. - 1
Carries sleeping car for Tri-Cities may be occu
pied until 7 :00 a. m. ' ,
Low round trip tickets to points in Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Caro
lina and to Havana, Cuba, on sale dally, with long
limits and liberal stop overs.
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Automatic Block Slgnsla
Finest Modern Alt-Steel Equipment
Write, phone or call' at Rock Island Travel Bureau, 1328
.Farnam St., for tickets, reservation., information. ,
J. S. McNALLY, Dir. Past. Agent Phono Doug. 423
411 South 15th St., Railway Exchange Bldg.
brought a big crowd out to the
rotunda. They were both drjssed in
khakiuniforms. They are Red Cross
boys and their big collie dog, Laddie,
is also a member, .
Army Order. . ,
Wanhlngton, Dee. 3. (Special Telegram.)
Fimt Lieutenant For A. McOuIr in r
ifeved from duty at Fort Riley, Kan. -
First Lieutenant Frank R. Mehler, med.
leal reaerv corpi, la aMlcned to active
duty and will proceed to Fhlrfleld, Ia and
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Have dinner on the
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