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Motorcycles and Bicycles
K A R L E Y - DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES.
Bargain la used machines. Victor H.
I-oo. Th Motorcycle Man. 17th and I.rav
La teat and moat aclentlflo treat
ment for all dlseaaea. Dr. Charlea
Barnea, 613-824 Boa Bldg. Ex
amination and coninltatton free. Ea
la curing, thousand!. WHT NOT
TOUT Delay are dangerous. It
v you can't call, write. Hours:' Ian
to t p. m.5 T:30 to 1:30 evenings,
Sunday by appointment
DR. E. R. TARRY
t' 210 BEE BLDO.
PILES. FISTULA CURED.
Dr. E. R. Tarry curea piles, fistula and
other rectal diseases without surgical op
erations. Curs guaranteed and no money
paid until cured. Writs for book on rec
tal disease and testimonials. '
RUPTURE successfully treatd without a
surgical operation. Call or writs Dr.
Frank H. Wray, 30 Bee Bldg.
OXYGEN, Ozone Generators, rented to the
afflicted. 112 S. 26th. Tel. Harney 6677.
POULTRY AND PET STOCK
THREE exceptionally good Philipino Mus
' covy drakes, ready for spring servloe; also
taking "orders for limited nun.ber of set
tings of eggs from a pen of prize winning
GEO. A. WILSON, -
Walnut 1141. 6611 Harney St,
k)R SALE MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA DOG
(BLACK AND BROWN), 1810 N. 17TH
ST., WEBSTER 6200. - ' '
THOROUGHBRED Alrdale pups,
old. Call WeBster 1367.
Horses Live Stock Vehicles
FOR SALE Fine 6-month-old Shetland
pony. Joe Vomacka, 2223 S St. Phone So,
2534. So. Side, Omaha, Neb.
THE Salvation Army Industrial Home ao
llclts your old clothing, furniture, maga
sines. We collect. We distribute. Phone
Doug: 4125 and our wagon will call. Call
and Inspect our new home, 1110-1112-1114
FRIENDS wish the address of Frances
Marlon Trlcle; last heard of he was In
Omaha. Write to me, Cappy. E. M. L., Box
T-317, Omaha Bee. '
f&'inlcuring (Healer) and scalp treatment.
' For appointment call Ty. 1038. 7028. Z4tn,
MISS FISHER, sulphur, steam baths and
massage. 379 Bran. Thea. Bldg. D. 1560.
MINNIE NAGLE, massaeuse, steam and
electric hatha. 228 Neville Blk. D. 7381.
LUELLA WEBSTER, massaga and mani
curing. 618 Paxton Blk. Red 2400.
MAE BRUGMAN, scientific maaseuaa and
batha. 203 Karbaoh Blk. Red 2727.
BATH and massage. 1802 Farnam St., room
2. Phone Douglas 8751. ,
VAPOR and tub batha. JIassagee of all
kinds. Rm. 3. 404 N.' lth. Doug. 7046.
IMMANUEL private maternity home. Best
care. 2605 Bristol. Webster 2908.
PRIVATE, licensed maternity home. 4416 N.
38th St Phone Colfax 2042. -
SCIENTIFIC massage. 529 Bee Bldg. Phone
v Douglas 6372. '
HISS WEST, manicure, massage. 210 N. 17th.
E. BROTT, Massage. 702 8. 18th. D. 9526.
Manicuring and mass., 1628 Farnam. R. 19.
tub baths, manicuring. 228 Neville block.
FURNACES cleaned, tl. Central Tin Shop.
MO:Y TO LOAN
MONEY ' , MONET MONET
IS SANTA CLAUS COMINO
TO TOUR HOUSE T
Grown up folks knqjv why he cornea
r stays away. If you have a little
money he is more likely to come.
Are you going to run the risk of htm
mlsslo.. you? Take no chance and get
the money today. Let us give Santa
Claus your number., -
- For 26 years we have been doing this.
Easy payments. Utmost privacy.
OMAHA LOAN. COMPANY,,
340 Paxtoft- Block. - k - Tel. Doug. MSB.
Organized by the Business Men of Omaha.
FURNITURE, pianos and notes as security.
140, 6 mo., H. goods, total cost, 13.50.
340, 6 mo., Indorses notes, total cost, 31.60.
Smaller, large am'ts proportionate rate.
PROVIDENT LOAN SOCIETY,
432 Rose Bldg., 16th and Farnam. Ty. 666.
LOANS ON DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY
AT 1 PCT-s-SMALLER LOANS i PCT
W. C. FLATAU, EST. 1892.
6TH FLOOR (ROSE) SECURITIES. TT. 95
DIAMOND AND JEWELRT LOANS
Lowest rates. Private loan booths. Hrry
'ilsshnrk. 1514 Dodge. D. 6619. Ea 1t?91
A. D. Cloyd, Jr., has returned from Am
herat college, to spend the holidays with his
parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Cloyd.
Captain O. R. Gilbert,' who has been or
ganizing hospital units at Fort Riley, is
spending the Chsistmas "holidays with his
family in Omaha. v
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Maseman were Omaha
visitors the first of the week.
- Herbert VanDeberg of Wallace, Neb., was
here this week for a visit with relatives.
Arthur Wafd was here from Murdock
Sunday for a visit with relatives.
Mrs. Louise Qtllln and daughter are here
from Council Bluffs, for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W; Rughe.
Mrs. Robert Mlckel and son Harry were
Omaha visitors Monday. '
William Koch 'and Alfred Boroherdlng
were here from Berlin, the first of the
WMrs. Henry Heine and daughter, Hatlle,
have rone to Rochester, Minn., to .consult
Mayo Brothers. -
Mrs. Maggie Qrahara Is here from Peru,
for a visit with relatives and friends. -
3. C. Zlmmerer was a state capital. visitor
The ladies' aid of the Christian church
held a bazar, in the Zlmmerer building
Thursday afternoon. '
Mrs. Oliver Harmon was an Omaha vis
itor Wednesday. -"' t
Frank Greenrod and Henry Vette ship
ped stock to Omaha the first of the week.
Mrs. i B. T. Oearhart and Mrs. Gottleib
Rehmeler were Weeping Water visitors
Mrs. Herman Behrns and daughter,
Silvia, were Omaha visitors several daya
Orlando Tefft was a .visitor at Omaha
A tree and program will be held at the
Congregational and Christian churches
Christmas eve. -
Mrs. O. D. Bogenrelf and Mrs. Hattle
Perry were Weeping Water visitors Mon-
W. H. Thleie was a Dusiness, visitor i
Miss Mamie iilllman speni weanesoay si
Mtaa Edith Seacat was an Omaha visitor
the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Jones, who have'been
living in Columbus, have moved to Spring
field, where they will reside.
Mrs. Fay Armstrong Moreland spent the
fore part of the week at the home of W.
Irs. M. A. Roberts has moved to Omaha
to spend the winter with her daughters who
am tfachlng in the public schools.
W. H. Davidson has been appointed food
commissioner for Springfield and Plattford
Joe Peters, Omaha, spent Sunday with
W. H. Peters.
Thomas Nelson, Weeping Water, was re
newing acquaintance with old friends.
J. M. Elwell has received the appointment
of county administrator of food.
The brick work of the first story of the
new school hdfose Is nearly completed.
Prof. Simmons has been filling the place
of superintendent of our school this week.
He I expecting a call to service at any
I Miss Roena Pollard, Nehawlta. has been
elected superintendent of the local schools,
and will assume her duties after the, holi
Mrs Lillian Swain, Chicago, Is here to
spend the holidays with her parents, Mr.
nit Mrs. W. E. Bates.
Dr. snd Mrs. W. C. Bates of Rushvllle are
visiting at the "home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Froiifc ot -Near MdIhl)irg
Y.W." FUND NOW
OF THE GOAL SET
Men and Women of Omaha
Respond Generoustyvto Call
Which Has Gone Up for
Worthy War Endeavor.
"Within $5,000 of the goal," that is
what expressed the situation with the
Young Women's Christian association
war work drive for Omaha Saturday
In round " numbers the committee
now has $30,000 subscribed. '6ince the
business men of Omaha have organ
ized a committee and worked during
the week on this campaign, the re
sults have been gratifying to the wom
en and to the men alike.
The offer Mrs. W. E. Rhoades and
Mrs Richard Stewart made to give
$100 extra apiece if eight other wom
en would come forward and give like
amounts to make $1,000, has been suc
cessful. Not only have the 10 women
come to the front, but volunteers
were so abundant that they ran $300
over. So at tht present time three
women could not get intc the first
10, and the result is that another
squad of 10 women is sought to dupli
cate the subscriptions of the first
squad. , x,
Ten Give Thousand.
The 10 women who responded to
the call to jnatch Mrs. Rhoades and
Mrs. Stewart in giving $100 each to
make $1,000 are with the two chal
lengers: ' Mesdames C. H." Walrath", Walter
Head, T. E. Stevens, N. P. Dodge, C.
T.-Kountze, Dick Stewart, W. E.
Rhoades, Jennie Spence, Gould Dietz,
J. A. Munroe. ; .
The three women who have started
a similar campaign for another $1,000
are: . . ' .
Mesdames H. C. Van Gieson, W.
W. Marsh and "a friend." "
For Hostess Houses. '
This war fund is being raised to
establish hostess houses on the
grounds of the large cantonment
camps. This is being done at the re
quest of the commission on training
camp activities appointed by the
War department at 7 Washington.
Those houses act as moral safeguards
to' the soldiers in camp, and furnish
convenient meetirig places for the
mothers, sisters, and wives of soldiers
who go there to meet their relajtiv.es in
camp. . y
The hostess houses have been of
especial service when mothers or
women relatives have been called to
the "camps on account of illness or
death, or to bid a good bye when the
boys are about to leave for France.
No one but a mother realjzes what
it means to go to an army camp to
bid what will perhaps be a last good
bye to her son, about to sail for the
fighting front. 1
At the- front the war workof the
Young Women's Christian association
is to build and furnish huts where the
worn-out, nerve-racked .Red Cross
nurses can be cared for by trained
women. It has been shown that no
other organization is doing as efficient,
yvoric along this line as the Young
Fwomen's Christian association. This
organization has worked thalf a cen
tury studying girls, and their needs.
The appeal has come from the Red
Cross workers across the water to
furnish recreation and rest places for
these nurses who are giving their very
lives to alleviate the suffering of the
soldiers in the field, and who are
actually saving the lives Of thousand
ui suiicia, anu uriiiging in em uacK to
the point of -an efficient fighting
soldier by th'eir pfompt and tireless
attention to the wounded many of
wnom wouia otherwise die before
aid could reach them. '
Many of these brave nurses after
three years of toil among scenes of
constant suttering are . broken in
health and nerve, and can be pre
acrveu ior iunner. valiant service
only by the rest and -recreation afford
ed them by these huts. 4
Mrs. Lavferna Tower and two children of
Citrus Orove, Tel., were guests-of Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Tower Thursday and Friday.
Sergeant Ralsftm Spearman of Fortodge,
Ia spent several dl this week at his
Miss Irene Lsngdon and Sr. M. 'Gabriel of
umana were Sunday guests of Mrsl J. R,
Wilson last Saturday. .
Mr. and Mrs. Phil McEvoy and children
pi umana were uunaay guests of Mrs B
Louis Sautter, it'., died suddenly Tuesday
from heart-disease. The" funeral was held
Chester Zweibol from Camp Funston Is
home for 10-day furlourh.
Xh Papllllon schools closed Friday for
... vacation. Dcnooi will begin
January 2. .
The Panilllon schools k
Christmas prograri at the opera house Frt-
Misses Edna and Leola Shaffer of Mllwau
kee are spending the holidays with Papil
Carl Urlcn Is down from Sootia visiting
-"fterman and Carl Moeller have returned
vj meir noma in cnappel.'
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown have mnvnA In
to the Jeffries' dwelling, having come here
i rum rremont. Air. Brown has taken
position with C. C. Holllnar.
, ,Ml2'.f- N' Wyatt mni dusMer, Helen,
..i i-i.uujr io ipena me nouaays with Mrs.
Wyatt's parents at Harrlsburg, Neb.
Henry Eicke has purchased the A. J,
Mr. and Mrs. Georare Calvert ni i.MM,.n
of Wlllard, Colo., arrived Wednesday to
vinii. aurin- me nouaays with -Mrs. B. F.
Calvert and other relatives.
jurs. jonn Greggerson entertained the,
rymian eisier Kensington Friday.
Miss Dorothy Hofeldt went to Omaha
Sunday to vlalt her sfster. Miss Lida, who
has been 111 some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Plambeck are making
their home with Mrs. Joachim -Bull.
Hani Ehlers, whose home has been an a
iarm aooui live mues southeast of Elkhorn
about 40 years, died Tuesday. He was
stricken with paralysis about three weeks
ago. He leaves four sons and two daugh
ters, .nis wire aied died 18 months ago.
Miss Foy bf Leavenworth, Ran., Is em
ployed at the telephone office..
Mr. Keenon of the Ralston Tub Works
is back, after spending several days In the
southern part of the state. s
William Cain of Plalnview, Neb., Is Visit
ing E. N. Strahl.
Anton Behlovack has enlisted as -steno
grapher in the qusrtermasters reserve corps.
Kenneth, the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Carr, died last Tuesday. He -was
llr but a few days.
Mrs. Fauver returned Friday to her home
after several months' visit with her daugh
ter, .lira. Airrea Adams.
Mrs. D. C. Dodos and son were guests at
s birthday party in Omaha Tuesday.
Francis Brown us in a hospital at Omaha
for appendicitis. -.
Captain Pugsley and Mrs. Pusralev and
son were Visiting relatives In Ralston Sun-
oay. They Just returned from Camp Fun
ton last week.
THE BEE :
icotktj;d fekcin at
This photograph shows mounted
fencing at Fort Myer, Va. The men
engaged in the sword play are mem
The Bee and Associated Chari
ties Co-operate in Helping
Worthy Poor of ,
The co-operative Christmas relie
work in which The Bee and the As
sociated Charities have been en
gaged for the ..last two weeks has
resulted in helping 300 families.
Last week, was a busy time for
Mrs. G. W. Doane, general secretary
of the Associated Charities. She re
ceived many letters from families
needing aid and from informants who
knew of worthy cases. Visitors vent
to these homes and learned of the
needs of each case.
"We have six children in our fam
ily, mother died three months ago
and daddy makes small pay and can
not make Christmas for us. We need
shoes and Clothing, please send Santa
ceived -Saturday morning from a little
Many Provide Dinners.
Mrs. Doane expects to have nearly
all of her Christmas relief work dis
posed of by Monday night. Various
offers were made through The Bee
fo provide Christmas dinner for fam
ilies, or to otherwise take Christmas
cheer into homes. Names and ad
dresses in such cases were 'supplied
by Mrs. Doane. A man .from the
Grain exchange called at The Bee
dtoring the week and said: "I want the
name and address of a worthy and
Ir Mmm HMMfr Iff"
SCHOOLS. iyO) COLLEGES
Doane College. ,
Ray W. Nedrow, '17, spant the week-end
at Doane. He Is taking tf business course
In Lincoln preparing himself for war work,
Clarence K. Crarg, '02, of Fhoenlx, Arts.,
is spending his vacation with his folks in
Miss Esther Smith, '14, teacher In the
Broken Bow High school, has her vacation
lengthened on account of sickness among
the school children.
Harold T. Smith, '18, went to Omaha
Wednesday to take his examination for the
President W. O. Allen had a part on the
program at the Forefathers' Day banquet
at the First Congregational ahurch In Lin
coln Monday. Those who went fromvCrete
were President and Mrs. Allen, Prof, and
Mrs. H. H. Hosford, Prof- and Mrs. J. N.
Miss Mabel Janes of Burwell visited the
Misses Mildred DeLashmutt and Beane Cram
and Olive Coffin on Thursday and Friday.
Private Thomas Protzman Is spending his
furlough with his wife, Mrs. Jean Protzman,
of the Conservatory; Mrs. Protzman is
head of -the piano "department.
Thuraday night the Dramatic club gave
an open meeting In Gay lord hall parlor, pre
senting the play, "First Aid to Santa." After
the play, students and faculty each, received
rhymes from the Christmas tree.
Students and faculty of Doane college en
Joyed a Christmas party in Oaylord hall
.Thursday night- A Christmas play was
presented by memoers oi tne uramauo ciuc
under the direction of Miss Beaton.
Santa Claus, In the person of Horace
Campbell, distributed th gifts,, which, wer
piledtaround a Christmas tree.
Afterward the Young Women's Christian
association- presented Prof. J. N. Bennett
with a complete . outfit, 'consisting of
sweater, helmet, wristlets and scarf, which
they had knlttsd In partnership. The men
of th eolleg showed thelri appreciation
of bis work for them and Doan by the
gift of a wrist watch. .
Pern State Normal.
Th Girls' Glee club concert was a big
event. Th club of over 30 girls la the best
glee club that Peru has had for many years.
They were assisted by Edouard Hesselberg.
Friday night occurred the first of a series
of free motion picture entertainments to be
geven under the auspices of the State Nor
mal school. Motion picture programs will
be given on each, alternate Friday nights
during the school year. ,
Peruvians feel honored In ths recent ma
jority received by Prof. F, M. Oregg as the
new president of ths Nebraska State Teach
ers' association. '
' Word has Just reached Peru of the death
of Margaret Ralston, '16. Miss Ralston had
been in very poor health for more than a
year. Her death occurred at Colorado
Springs, December1 11.
Miss C. Esse Telch, '11, is a' kindergarten
director In the city schools of Oakland, Cal.
The new radio and buzzar course which is
designed to prepare wireless operators for
service In the United States army, started
out with a good initial enrollment last Mon
day. School closed Friday for the holiday vaca
tion. It will reopen on Thursday, January 1.
Peru has been fortunate during the year
in keeping up a good coal supply, notwith
standing ths serious shortages that have
existed In many places. In addition to the
coal supply now on hand the Peru campus
contains several thousand cords of oak wood
that will be available In emergencies.
Ths Christmas vacation will extend from
Friday. December 21, to Tuesday, January
' Cotner College.
At chapel hour Friday morning the stu
dent body-unanimously passed a resolution
to petition congress in behalf of ths pro
Practically all the pictures for the an
nual have been taken and the "Bull Dog'
promises to be the best book ever put out
by Cotner students.,
Messers Oosa and Shurttuff banqueted the
fogt ball men of the first and second teams
t the I.indell hotel Thursday night.
The final game of the lnterclass basket
ball' aeries will be played between the
academy and seniors Monday night.
The Young Women's Christian associa
tion held a ring, pin and pennant sale at ths
The athletic board voted to set aside a
OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1917.
Cavalrymen At Fencing
bers of Troop C of the United States
cavalry regiment stationed there. The
men go through the manual while
needy family. I wish to visit this
home myself and determine the needs
and their I will be the Santa Claus."
The information was obtained and it
is assured that this man will brighten
some home on Tuesday.
"I will send a basket dinner to a
widow and her children," telephoned
a woman. Widows and their children
are in demand among those who wish
to spread Christmas cKeer. In fact,
Mrs. Doane said she feared she wouljl
run oujt of widows in need.
Many packages and cash contribu
tions for the Christmas relief work
were received at The Bee office dur
ing the week and all were turned
over to the Charities office for ad
ministration by Mrs. Doane. Some
of these remembrances . were sent
from towns many miles from Omaha.
School children of St. Edward sent
$5.10 which they colleced for the
benefit of some poor child in Omaha.
"Drastic Measures to
Save Fuel in (jotham
New York, Dec. 23. With only
about a day's supply xf fuel in this
city in excess of its needs, drastic
conservation measures were under
consideration yesterday at a confer
ence between Albert H. .Wiggin and
Reeve Schley, fuel administrators,
respectively, for New York state and
New York county.
The cutting off of heat and light to
such places .as skating rinks and
cabarets, the dimming of electric ad
vertising signs, and elimination of
excess lighting in public places are
understood to be some of the meas
ures which probably will be taken to
save fuel. . v
While these precautions were being
considered, . coal dealers announced
that more coal for New York' City
reached New Jersey tide water
points today than had "been received
there in a like period this winter.
Twenty-five trainloads of anthracite
and bituminous coal arrived, the
average contents of each train, it was
said, being about 2,000 tons of fuel.
budget of lion for girls athletics. Miss
Elizabeth Stalllngs, physical culture direc
tor of women, will act as coach and is de
veloping a strong team.
Word, has been received that the fores of
missionaries at the .Mexican Christian In
stitute, San Antonio, has been Increased by
the arrive! of little Daniel to Mr. and
Mrs. Dan C. Troxell. Mr. and Mrs. Troxell
were formerly In Cotner. Mr. Troxell was
graduated In 1912.
Wayne Htate Normal.
The new physical and Industrial building
Is ready for occupancy after the holidays.
Miss Kingsbury and Miss Marl are spend
ing their vacation in New York Btate.
Miss Bettcher and Miss Fafrchild, su
pervisors of the training school, are visit
ing out of town during the holidays, the for.
mi'S at her home in Indianapolis and tho
later with a sister in Kansas,
zThe bazar last week under the manage
ment of the Community club, a student or
ganization in the normal, netted $204 for the
An audleive of 1,300 people from Wayne
and neighboring townsc gathered at the Nor
mal Auditorium to hear Congressman Dan
Stephens tell about his recent experiences
in France. "
The Zarathu'stra literary society drama
tized Dickens' Christmas Calor last Thurs
day evening as a Christmas gift to ths stu
dents of the' normal.
The Wayne normal service flag con
taining E5 stars representing SB students In
military service has a prominent place on
the walls of the Normal auditorium.
About CO new enrollments sines Thanks
giving Is a good record for the normal this
year. The best preparation young men under
military age can make is to get an edu
cation. ' Sergeant Ward RAndol, Private Harry
Cooper and Elmer Farrier, who is about to
go Into service, were ths guests of honor
at an entertainment given by their for
Superintendent 3. TH. Bllevernlche of
Boonsteel, S. D., Superintendent 8. B. Bhlve
ly of Lynch and Superintendent A. E. Nord
gren of Pender, graduates of the Wayne
Stats normal, are doing work In their re
spective schools along the line of educa
Oerald Cress, a graduate of the normal,
has received his commission as lieutenant
in the American Red Cross. Lieutenant
Cress Is now In France.
The normal school will be closed from
Friday, December 21, until Wednesday,
January 2, for the holiday vacation.
Kearney State Normal.
Dr. R. M. Bhreves conducted study center
work In David City Saturday.
Miss Alma Hoslc of the department of
French and German, conducted study center
class in French at Sumner, Saturday.
Ths Campflre Girls assisted last week
. In canvassing the women of the town In
behalf of the council of defense,
A Christmas program will be given by
the pupils of the training school and
normal school Thursday on the campus.
The Cecelian club, under the direction
of Miss Margaret Dick, sang two numbers
at the evening service at the Methodist
Dale E. Dugan, until December 7 a stu
dent at the University of Nebraska, called
Into service by the aeroplane corps, leaves
for Austin, Tex., Wednesday. '
A Christmas party - was held by the
Junior class In the large music room Sat
urday. Major Albert Haberstro, formerly director
of voice, made his Omaha concert debut
last Tuesday night at the Young Women's
Robert Swift, former student, now sta-
' tloned at Camp Funston, has been home
on a two-weeks' furlough.
The History club met Saturday night at
the home of Mrs. O. C. Frank.
Miss Mae Marshall has accepted a posi
tion as teacher of the first grade in
A flag program with the purpose of
helpfulness to the teacher was given by
the Aspaslan literary society Friday night.
Word has been received from Jerrold
Scoutt, who is attending the agricultural
college at Manhattan, Kan., that his fra
ternity house. Sigma Alpha Phi, has been
quarantined for spinal meningitis '
mounted and their horses have been
trained to maneuver so as to assist
Beet growers say
PRICE MUST GO (IP
Serious Sugar Shortage Unless
Advance Is Assured; Hoover
Put Off in Senate
Washington, Dec. 23. Food Ad
ministrator Hoover was unsuccessful
again yesterday in his efforts to have
his views of the sugar situation placed
before the senate investigating com
mittee before the Christmas recess.
The committee postponed his exam
ination until next Friday and by for
mal vote refused his request to nr
elude in its record! a statement he
Beet growers of western states tes
tified todav that unless they were as
sured an advanced price for their beets
next year there would be a serious
shortaee. 1 nomas L, Wooiwine, (lis
trict attorney of Los Angeles county,
California, who is conducting a sugar
inquiry vbefore the Los Angeles
county grand jury, said that beet
growers of southern California for the
last five years have either lost money
or not made enough to warrant grow
ing crops. The proposed contracts
of all beet manufacturing companies
in the western section ar practically
the same, he said, and added that the
grand jury was conducting the invCsti
gation to ascertain if tber? was
ground for brinciiiK cases against the
refiners under the anti-trust laws of
It is proposed by the refiners, it was
stated to pay $7 a ton for beets next
year, which is, some advance tover
this years' price, but the growers be
lieve a price of at least $10 should
be paid if beet sugar sells at 7.25 a
pound to wholesalers, t,he price
agreed upon by the food administra
tor for the output this year. Wages
and supply prffces have all gone up,
Telephone Company Has .
'Red Cross Organization
Perhaps one of the most energetic
drives for Red Cross memberships in
the city is being made by the Ne
braska Telephone company-organization
in Douglas county. The telephone
people hatfe a permanent Red Cross
committee, consisting of L. M. Holli
day, chairman; J. R. Carter, J. F.
Randolph, William CoshKW. W. Dav
enport, R. B. Johnson and A. F. Mc
Adams. They have been assisted by
Mrs. L. M. Holliday and Mr. A. II.
Nabstedt, who have been in charge of
the Red Cross office in the telephone
building during the campaign.
Out of a total of 1,364 employes in
Douglas county, 1,123 memberships, or
82 per cent of the organization had
been issued, up to Saturday noOn, and
from all indications, final results will
show very nearly 100 per cent. Presi
dent Yost was the first to enroll and
wear the Christmas Red Cross button.
Arrest Hecja (S. D.) Man
On Sedition Charges
Aberdeen, S. D., Dec. 23. William
Lahman of Heda, S. D., father of
four sons held in the Brown county
jail on charges of making seditious
utterances, draft evasion and carry
ing concealed weapons, was arrested
yesterday by federal -officers- on
charges of sedition. Lahman had re
turned hurriedly from St. Louis on
the report of the arrest of his sons.
Cease Teaching German
(From a Staff Correspondent.) ''
Lincoln, Dec. 23. (Special.) The
State Council of Defense fs receiving
many responses from denominational
schools which have been teachinghfc
German language, stating that they
are eliminating the same and in some
instances the schools report that they
arc closing down entirely.
Dr. Fling to Talk in Omaha
On Russian Revolution
Dr. Fred Morrow Fling, head of
the department of European history
at the University of Nebraska, will
deliver a public lecture here on Fri
day, January 4. He will speak on the
history of the Russian revolution. .
MRS. HARMON D. SMITH, JR.,
died yesterday afternoon at her horte
In the Genoa apartments, -after an
extended Illness. She was the
daughter of the late Dr. R. M.
Stone. Mrs. Smith came to Omaha
In 1881. 'She was graduated from the
Omaha Hlsh school in the class of
1890. Surviving besides her husband,
who Is a mcmbpr of the Gate City Hat
company. Is one sister, Miss Letta M.
Stone, of Omaha. The funeral will
take place at the chapel In Forest
Lawn cemetery Monday at 4 p. m,. the
services conducted by Rev. Robert F.
Leavens. Friends request no flowers
MORE SMILES AS
HE TRAVELS WEST
Returns From Con.arence
Where Effort is Made to
Reduce Expense for the
"I have seen more smiles and happi
. ness m one nour sme l nave oeen
home than I saw v New York and
Washington all the time I was
there," said Ward Burgess of the firm
of M. E. Smith & Co.. upon his re
turn from the east. "There is a spirit
of Dcssimism and downheartedness
that permeates tne east, ine pcopie
a rt- 1
view evervtninsr mrougn sitiokcu
rl-iccec ami thpv are annrehen
sive as to the outcome ot busi
ness durniK this war. While the situ
alien in luimiici ' mica iiiviv
severe than we westerners think it is,
it is not quite so bad as the eastern
pcopie would have us believe.
Mr. Burttess was called to Washing
ton by the . Commercial ' Economy
board of the National Council of De
fense, as a representative of western
wholesalers at a committee meeting
to devise ways and means to conserve
enerev and unnecessary expense in
commercial lines. A partial investiga
tion has been conducted, but it was
found necessary to appoint commit
tees and subcommittees in order to
get. accurate reports. Mr. Burgess
was appointed chairman , of the
The work of this committee as out
lined by Mr. Burgess is to find
remedy that will eliminate the useless
custom of traveling salesmen carry
ing a large number of sample trunks
on the road. It has been suggested
and the committee will work , along
the lines of this suggestion, that
everything be reduced SO per cent, in
eluding trunks, samples' and other
unnecessary expenses. This will ap
ply to small- wares, ready-to-wear
clothing for women, and samples of
In order to arrive at some tentative
understanding, Mr. Burgess points
out, it will be necessary for manu
facturers and jobbers to co-operate
With tho reduction "of 50 -per cent
all along the line, less car space will
be necessary for shipping, less men
wrll be needed for handling, and ui
addition to the enormous saving in
money to the thousands of firms, an
unlimited amount of car space here
tofore utilized by traveling salesmen
will be rc eased to the government
The great cry is for conservation of
railroad energy. ;
Jobbers will be asked to reduce
their stocks pQ pef cent. The prop
osition is to be studied from al
angles and the committees are to re
port some time during the middle Of
January, frevious to the committee
meetings the National Wholesalers'
association will meet and plans wil
be agreed upon and presented to the
economy board for adoption.
The big idea is to release and place
everything at the disposal of the
government, and to aid in every pos
sible and. conceivable manner to win
While there is no doubt as to the
ultimate outcome of the war, Mr,
Burgess savs, the closest co-opera
tion is required to avoid an unneces
Sary prolongation. Thf! administra
tion has billions at its disposal, but
me inmgs neetiea mostly are men
and transportation facilities.
In the wooltti trade alone, experts
claim, salesmen carry enough sam
ples to make the clothing for 500,000
men. Many useless and frivolous
things are to be eliminated in the
clotliing line. No more such' mon
strosities as the "sport shirt" will be
permitted to be manufactured. Cuffs
on trousers and coats and belts will
come under the ban and the corners
will be closely cut in order to make
the greatest paving of materials.
lit describing his visit to Wash
ington Mr. Burgess says the Capital
City is a whirlpool of industry; and
that efficiency is the far reaching cry
of the hour, Hotels and lodging
houses are overcrowded; people are
sleeping in -.hairs in hotel lobbies;
great wooden sheds are bein erected
and filled with cots to make sleeping
quarters to accommodate the 70,000
extra people that are crowded to
gether in that city. x
New York, Dec. 23. Columbia,
university won the 26th annual cham
pionship chess tournSment, which
was concluded here today, with nine
and one-half games won out of a
possible 12. Yale finished second
with six games won, Harvard third
with five, and Princeton last with
three and one-half. Sterman of
Columbia and Brown of Yale came
through with clean scores. A reso
lution was adopted favoring a match
on 10 boards with one triangular col
lege chess league to be played Febru.
ary or March.
t In yesterday's contest, Columbia de
feated Harvard, 3 to 1, and Yale beat
Princeton, 22 to VA. Isaacson,
Sterman and, Capp of Columbia,
Prosser of Harvard, Brubacher and
Brown of Yale, and Hall of Prince
ton won their games, while Margolis
of Yale and Stillwell of Princeton
Red Cross Gets Receipts
From Sale of Big Buffalo
A buffalo has been presented to the
"Red Cross on which it hopes to realize
several hundred dollars within the
The Red Cross has asked the Public
Market to dispose of this giant buffalo
at retail Monday and Jake Roso.T,
manager of the market, has made all
arrangements for the sale so that all
who wish some of this delicacy for
Christmas may have it.
The T.blic Market will install i
separate cashier, and separate butch
ers Monday so that all may be pro
vided without gettifiK in the eeneral
rush. The entire receipts from the.
sale of the former monarch of the
plain" will go to the Red Cross as
the Public Market has agreed to make
the sale without any charge.
Public Market employes bought a
pig and the receipts of this will go to
the Red Cross also when it is sold.
ORGANIZING Y.M. CA
IN NUCKOLLS COUHTY-
Harvey P. Smith Is in Charge
of the Work Which Farmers
Will Finance; To Benefit
Harvey E. Smith, one of the "Y
secretaries, has spent two weeks or
ganizing a new "Y. M." movement
among the farmer boys of Nuckolls
county. Mr. Smith has done a great
deal of such work in the state of
Kansas. This is the first time that
the movement is being extended to
the state of Nebraska.
The obiect of this work is to bring
more up to date education among the
country boys who have so far been
sngniea oy tne innuence oi mc i uuug
Men's Christian association workers.
In Nuckolls county there will be about
25 districts. A secretary will devote
his entire time to that county.
The organization will differ from
the rest of the "Y." work inasmuch -as
'the members will not be charged
an admittance fee. The fathers and
taxpayers of the county have pledged
themselves to finance the deal. It will
cost about $3,000 a yearto carry on
the work and pay the secretary. , .'
Among the activities of the organ
ization will be all kinds of athletic
events, Bible study, cattle judging t
and garden contests. It is said that
the boys are anxious for the organi
zation and its activities! .! '
MARION ANl) HIS
MULE MAKE FUN s
Ten smashing scenes form the set-. .
ting of, Dave Marion's own show, ,
"The World of Frolics" which opened
for a week at the Gayety yesterday.
Especially wonderful are the cabaret
scene, the parrot drop scene hd the ,
final scene, the "Congress of Nations." N
, Right at the first Dave drives his
han'sum cab in on the stage with his ;
famous horse, and the famous
"Snuffy" is before the audience. He "
is on deck in every scene and always .
with his own private brand of rattling
good, clean humor. " ;
He is ably assisted especially by S.
H. Dudley, who is a laughable "colo'd
?:emman" irt every scene. Particularly ...
ull of fun is scene eight, in which ,
these two are respectively porter and ,
janitor in an apartment and each tries
to show his superior authority.. Dud
ley has a scene all to himself except
for his mule, which, unlike Dave's cab
horse, is a real mule. , ' .
Dave must be an energetic man, for,.--'
not only is he the leading actor in -the
show, but he js the author of the.'
book, lyrics and music and the biff
show is produced under his personal
direction., One of his hits yesterday
was the singing of some songs that he
composed and sang 20 to 25 years
ago. 7 " ' v.v!
BOY BANDIT ON
BIKE ROBS TWO
MEN IN STORE
A daring holdup by a youthful ap
pearing highwayman,, who made his
escape on a bicycle, occdrrtd in the
grocery store of E. G. Kocher, ; at '. ,
Thirty-sixth and Farnam streets Sat
urday night. The thief made off
with $71. , ""' :'' i '::: ' ''" ' ; '"
;ucr purtiiasuig a puucu ui iuuat- .- .
co from Kocher, who was in the
stora with his brother. Walter. the
highwayman pulled a gun and com
manded both to throw up their hands
while he ransacked the open safe' in ,
the corner. I. ! "
The robber then tar) out and mount- ,
ed a bicycle he had concealed half a'
block away. : ? .,.'
E. G. Kocher and J. B. Katz. who ' ; r "
was outside in an automobile, gave .,
chase in Katz's car, but lost sight'.
of the fueitive. v ' 1 1 ' '
ilie noiaup was rcporicu io me po-- y ,u ,
lice, who searched the " immediate -neighborhood.
, 7;-' 'AC' 7
DECEMBER 24 ,
tion of intoxicating liquors into Can
ada after Monday next is prohibited -and
their manufacture willi be pro- .,
hibited after a date to be determined
later, Premier Borden officially an-,, w
nounced today. . . .7
Boston and New, York to " 'a
Clash in Exhibition Ball :
Boston, Dec. 23. Plans for a se
ries of exhibition base ball games be
tween the Boston Nationals and the '
New York Americans to be . played
on their way home from ' southern y
training camps in April, were an- ?
nounced yesterday by Walter E. Hap-
good, business manager of the local
club. The Boston team will' train
at Miami, Fla., and the New York j .
players at Macon, Ga.
THE OMAHA CITY MISSION
Prepares for a Merry Christmas
"Here are some of the notes that
accompany remittances," said Arthur
Chase, executive secretary:
"'Just a little to help tlie good
cause along, no publicity, please.'
" 'Enclosdl find check for your
Christmas fund, use it where it is
most needed.' f
"'Enclosed please find my' check.
Hope it will help tide some poor fam
ily through the winter.' -u
" 'Enclosed find check for contribu
tion from "cash" to your work.'
"Some people with perfectly good
intentions are going to be left out
if they do not act at once. While the
amounts given by individual contri
butors have been gratifying, the num
ber of donors is not nearly as large
as it should be. This institution does
not close its doors the year- 'roiind.
It is nonsectariaji and is doing a
specific work. It offers no apology
for making these appeals for support
from those who desire to aid an old
Address Omaha City Mission, 1204
Pacific street, A. L. Reed, treasurer.
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