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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 25119171
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OMAHA AND CROOK
BATTLE IN FLOOR
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Quintets Representing Local
' Posts to Clash for Army
- Cage Championship
The stage is all set for the big
army basket ball clash at the Uni
versity of Omaha gymnasium to
Cuintets representing Fort Crook
and Fort Omaha clash at the Omaha
tmi gym for the floor championship
pf the Omaha army posts. .
f Fort Crook has an old score to set
tie with the balloonist. The aerial
gents took their comrades in the in
fsrttry to a glorious trimming on the
gridiron last fall. "Revenge mutter
the F6rt Crookers as they pointed
their efforts -to the big cage fray to-
t A number of former university and
college stars play on the two teams.
Indiana, ; Purdue, Oklahoma and
Oregon 'are some of the universities
presented. .- . -
' 'At Fort Crook 10 teams of floor
lharks have been playing and the
team which will represent the Sarpy
county fort against the Omaha post
Jias been selected from the best play
frs on these 10 teams.
Both teams in practice , contests
iave shown unusual speed and class
fnd local cage fans are looking for
ward to a nifty battle tonight.
i The proceeds of the game will go
toward the athletic funds of the two
bowl First Five Games
tin American BQwIipa Contest
The first five games were bowled
Sunday on the Farnam alleys m the
Cincinnati bowlers' contest for a. trip
to the American ' Bowling congress.
Twenty games in all will be shot, the
high six men to go. In the first five
games, Koran was first, "Stunz sec
ond, Kuhrey third, .Plunkett fourth,
Fitzgerald fifth, Waurer sixth. The
next five games will be bowled on
the Farnam alleys Sunday, Dec. 30,
at 2 o'clock. Following are the
scores: . " 1 ; -
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Xmas Message From Britain.
' London, Dec. 24,The London pa
pers announce that a unique and his
toric Christmas message will be sent
from Great Britain to the United
States on Tuesday. - ,
Join U. 8. Fighting Forces
Washington, Dec. 24. -Horace
Milan, utility . outfielder for the
Washington 'Americans, has joined
the iarmy aviation corps and Billy
Murray,? one of the- newly acquired
outfielders, has "joined the army
Stiartermaster- corps.-- Manager Gril
th received.. tb,eic,.resignations.roni
the club today.)
No Games In Church Floor1
League at Y. M. C. A. Tonight
No games are scheduled for the
church basket' ball league ' at the
Toung Men's Christian association
lonight. ..... '
y Thursday night, however, the Com
mercial league will stage its regular
scheduled games as usual.
' New German Loan.
London, Dec. 24.. Final figures for
the seventh German war loan were
J 2,625,660,20ft marks, according to a
.Renter ..dispatch from Amsterdam
jquoting message from Berlin. ,
V S. Soldiers Santa
u. To French War Orphans
- Wjth the American Army . in
: France, Dec. 24. The United
; States, represented by a contingent
i of her fighting men, tonight took to
' her bosom 600 of the war orphans
., of France, and made each of them
? happy. In addition 10,000 franca
."- were raised with, which to. provide
j for the children the coming year.
U This was all done at a Christmas
i entertainment arranged by the of
ficers and men of a certain national
f guard division, in conjunction with
rthe French ' authorities and the
' French war orphans society. Each
iboy and girl received what they
most desired from a gigantic Christ-f-mas
tree set up in a divisional head
quarters 'town. An American lieu
i tenant played the part , of Santa
Today's Sport Calendar
' Boxtni Bobhjr Ward acalont Fatay
Sranlon, 10 rounda, al Houtadala, ra.
Wreatllng Waldek Zbyaako aalnat Vni
alf HnaaaiM, flnUh match, at Boetoa.
OMAHA COPPER NOW
IS REAL AIR PILOT
George Emery, Former Motor
cycle Oficer, Tells of 110-Mile
j an How and 14,000
Peet In Air.
. Canadian geese can fly more than
110 miles an hour, is the positive in
formation brought back by George
Emery, chief quartermaster in the
navy service, who is horrie on a
Mr. Emery was a member of the
police department and became well
known as motorcycle officer and
traffic" officer. ' He entered the naval
service last spring, and returned to
his home a fullfled ,ed officer and ap
pearing' in splendid physical condi
tion. ' He said he5 reduced his em
bonpoint 30 pounds and never felt
better, in his life.
He -is in the hvdroaeroolane serv.
ice and it was while neeotiatinsr soace
at a clip of 110 miles an hour. that he
was outdistanced by a nock of
Canadian geese' near the Great Lakes
naval training station, north of Chi
We do oractive shootine in the
air with a machine eun .and oc
casionally we have some sport with
maiiara and teal ducks which we
could drop, but when we got after
a flock of Canadian geese, I want to
tell you that these birds gave us the
go-by and our indicator showed 110
miles per hour,' said Mr, Emery.
This Omaha aviator said he had
been up to a height of 14,000 in his
ISO horse power machine which he
referred to as a "boat," because it is
equipped for landing on the 'surface
He traveled 35 miles from his sta
tion to Chica o in 20 minutes and
distributed circulars on Liberty Jay.
"I would rather travel iu the air
than on land any time, it is safer and
one can travel much faster," was a
comment by Aviator Emery.
Output of Bituminous Coal
For November Largest Known
Washington, Dec. 24. While sev-
era! sections of the country actually
are suffering for want of coal, mines
producing bituminous coal turned out
more during November than in any
month in history, with one exception,
the geological survey reported today.
inesc mines are practically one
month ahead of the 1916 production
and if the present output is main
tained, production this vear will be
9 per cent in excess of last year.
The average daily production, the
report says, was 1,872.000 tons, and
it was attained through the increase
in the output in Illinois, Indiana and
western Kentucky. Much of the in
crease in Illinois and Indiana is at
tributed to the fact that the miners
had just returned from the strike in
effect during October. .
Mines in central Pennsylvania.
Maryland, West Virginia and eastern
Kentucky fell below their monthlv
record, while those in western Penn
sylvania, Ohio and Michigan barely
held their own. ..'.. '
The year's output to October is es
timated at 502,091,000 tons.
Omaha Restaurant Men
'"jConferring With Hoover
Washinjrton. Dec. " 24. f Sbeeial
Telegram.)-John W. Wetch, P. F.
Petersen, r. v. Nauehton and Chas.
Wortmah were in conference today
wan Herbert mover, food adminis
trator, with reference to the conserva
tion and distribution of ' cakes and
sweet dough. They are in Washing
ton as representative of the hotels,
restaurants and cafes of Omaha and
Nebraska. , ..
Two Hundred Fifty Killed '
When .Wine Stores Sacked
Petrograd, Saturday. Dec. 22. Re-
turns received from the . hospitals
which are far from being complete
snow tnat persons were killed or
wounded in the fighting that resulted
trom the recent sackinsr of wine stores
and private cellars.
Ru8s Back Austria
With Food Supplies
' Amsterdam. Dec. 24. A Vienna
dispatch to the Berlin Lokal An
zeiger says that Field Marshal Von
Hoefer, the Austrian minister of
public subsistence, has announced
that the Austrian food supply
would shortly be improved by the
arrival of supplies from Russia.
According to Von Hoefer, the
governors Of Berlin, Vienna and
'Budapest are already rushing
The Danube will soon be frozen
over, but wholesale supplies from
this1 source may be expected by
March, . .
ON CHARGE HE
Pitcher of Cincinnati Nationals
and Jesse Webb, Assessor,
Arrested by United States
Marshal for Conspiracy.
Nashville, Ten., Dec. 24. Fred
Toney, pitcher of the Cincinnati Na
tionals, and Jesse Webb, tax assessor
of Davidson county and a member of a
local exemption board, were arrested
here today by a United States marshal
charged with conspiring to evade the
selective draft law. They gave bonds
of $2,500 each for their appearance at
the March term of the federal court,
when their cases, will go before the
The warrants charge that Webb
and Toney, who lives in Nashville,
conspired to have the pitcher ex-
cmpica irom army service on tne
ground of dependents and that Webb
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made a false affidavit.
Toney sjclaim for exemption was
rejected by the local board and when
he appealed to the district board the
matter was referred to the federal dis
trict attorney for investigation.
Estabrook to Be Buried
In Omaha Wednesday
Tarrvtown. NY.. T)ep. 24 fSne.
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ciai xeiegram.; ne lunerat ot nen-
ry uoage tstaorook, tormer general
solicitor tor tne western Union Tele
graph Co.. will bff held in his late
nome in tnis city at II a. m. tomor
m . . . ... . , . ...
row. ine nnnv wi he hnnrri wh
nesday afternoon at Omaha, where
Mr. Estabrook formerly practiced
The honorai oalf bearers, it wan
announced tonigiit, are: United
States Senator Hitchcock of Nebras
ka. Peter S. Grosscun. Dr. Alhrt
Shaw, Edwin Gould, Frank A. Van-
nerlip, I'rovosf Marshal General
Lrowder, Charles G. Roeblmg, W. D.
Baldwin, cnaries V. Joslyn, James tl.
Mcintosh, Glendennin Eckert, Or-
mons G. Smith, Herbert Noble and
VV. F. Gurley.
King Albert of Belgium
Thanks American People
New York. Dec. 24. A message
from King Albert of Belgium to the
American people vas read at a pub
lic meeting here today by Representa
tive Frederick C. Hicks, of the house
committee on naval affairs, who re
cently returned from the European
fighting front. It was as follows:
"Without the generous support and
aid of the American people the peo
ple of Belgium would have been
starved to death and I would ask
that you carry to every American the
sincere appreciation and thanks of
every surviving Belgian."
President of Bank
Shoots Cashier Dead
Peoria, Dec, 24. E. A. Strause
president of the State Trust and Sav
ings bank, today shot and almost in
stantly killed Berne M. Mead, 37 years,
cashier of the same bank, in a fight in
the bank said to have started over a
proposition of Mr. Mead to buy the
stock of Mr. Strause. Strause declar
ed he shot in self defense.
Cupid Overworked With
Pre-War Marriage Rush
' New York. .Dec 24. An innnu
oL 1,500 in the number of marriages
penormea in the Episcopal church,
which was said to be due mainly to
the rush ot enlisted men ta net mar.
ried before going to war, is shown in
tne annual report ot the church, made
puoiic nere today.
Courland Begs Union
With German State
Washington, Dee. 24. German
annexation of Courland is foresha
dowed by dispatches from Paris to
day conveying a report that a dele
gation from the Lantag of Courland
haa arrived in Berlin to notify the
German government that the Land
tag has unanimously expressed it
self in faVor of a closer union with
It is pointed 'out in the dispatches
that Courland is inhabited by a Let
tish population which has been ex
ploited and oppressed by a small
minority of German barons,-who
controlled the selection of repre
sentatives in the Landtag.
25 EXTRA SALESLADIES
WANTED FOR OUR
STARTING WED DEC. 26TH
Apply 8:30 A. M. Wanwday
1508-10 DOUGLAS ST.
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TAnAV MATINEE, 3:00 P. M.
IVUAl EVENING, 8i2S P. M.
and Tomorrow Matinea and Evaninf.
PRIPFCi.MATINEES. s TO $1.00.
rrv.lV.CO. EVENINGS, 23c TO $liq.
Tbura, FrL, Sat, Dae 27, 28, 29
Pus- The Cinderella Man
4 DAYS, BEG. SUNDAY, DEC. 30, ;
Firat Tlma la Omasa, A. H. Woods Offers
POTASH and 1M Crir,lFTV
PERLM UTTER W I
THREE DAYS ONLY Jan. 34, S !
"The BLINDNESS of VIRTUE"
- THURS., FRl., SAT, Jan. 10, tl. 12
3 DAYS, BEG. SUNDAY, JAN. 13
Henry W. Savage's Production
"HAVE A HEART'
FRI. and SAT, JAN. IS, 19 Klaw Er
lanser'a LateVt and Beat Musical Comedjr,
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By Friarvc xModj"ci BarixaH
PtK Wechlv His Urra-rKlr Carter
H W Will
Home of the Bif Double Show
LINCOLN OF THE U. S. A.
A Play of the Red, White and Blue
Presenting Only Act of Trained Came
, FOX & MAYO
Two Boya and a Piano
PAYTON A HICKEY
. "The New Chauffeur."
Wm. S. Hart in "The Knight of the Trail"
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
iGrtttlTI DlyMata, 15c, 25,50c
jPCUjft&'eVf Ev'ga, 25, SO, 75c, 1
Our Christmas Tree Haa for Tou
'SNUFFY" MARION SHOW
' - MUSICAL BURLESQUE
S. H. Dudley (late star "The Smart Set").
Ac nee Behler. Alpine 4. Chas. Raymond. Ines
De Verdier, Nellie Watson, Mile. Bartoletti
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LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS.
Sat. Mat. Wk: "Uerry Bouaden" A Abe Reynold
la Gertrude Hoffmann's Revue
With Company of 35 Artists.
Stanley A Norton; Ruth Royt McDonald
Xowland; The Act Beautiful; Rouble
Sims; Orpheum Travel Weekly.
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Today and Wednesday
The Eternal Mother
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew in
"Their Merry Christmas."
Today , and Wednesday
Harry Carter, Priscella Dean
in "BELOVED JIM."
-Today BABY MARIE OSBORNE, in
"SUNSHINE AND GOLD"
NO. 3 "THE HIDDEN HAND"
SPECIAL MATINEE TODAY, 3 P. M.
SO SINGERS. DANCERS SO
' Matinee Xmaa. 25c-50c Wed., 25c
Thurs, 3 Daya, "Very Good Eddie."
When-Writing to our Advertisers
Mention Seeing it in
28th and Leavenworth
Today at 2, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15, 9
. Specially booked for Xmaa
'The Silent Master'
A special de luxe photoplay show
ing Warwick at his best.
Today Matinee and Night
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