Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 25, 1917, Page 14, Image 14
14 THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 25. 1917. Brief City News Hate Bool I'rlnt l New Vtucua Pre.v For Xmns Everything electrical! Burgess-Granden Co. d . ...... . i . j . ! i i i.ii iiiituis mm iii mi in, corner of Georgia n venue and Ioav en worth, 5:30 Wednesday evening, Do ceniber 19, plenxe call Harney or Mrs. Harry Steele. Harney 607y. Nickrrwoii Gt iinUl Watcli I nited Stales Marshal Ilynn pre sented ft handsome pold watch to Chief Deputy Niekerann as a t'hrist m.'is present, lie also gave frifts to hia other deputies. Kmlorso C'liamlirrlaiii Hill The Commercial club has endorsed the Chamberlain compulsory military traininc bill in ennffresK, and has sent its endorsement forward to the proper authorities in Washington. Given Widow's Tension Mrs Mary !.H;il and daughter were cheered when the ity cnun-'il granted the f irmer a iduw'H pension on account of the death f Captain John Mi llaie if the South Side tire department. State Bank of Oinalin, corner Six teenth and Harney streets, pays 4 per cent on time deposits. Three per cent n savlnes accounts. All deposits In this bank are protected by the de- positors' guarantee fund of the state jf Nebraska. Adv. Conl Mlnrs Husy I'nion f.u itlc an - nounces that the Ilo k Spnnps coal mines are. beinp worked to capacity ind that the presen toutput is in -v eess of 100 carloads dailv. The aver age daily output during November was 90 carloads. Hut little of the Hock Springs coal is getting as far east as Nebraska. Most of it is con sumed in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming. tin Flreplare Goode at SiinrirrlnndV Franklin Mann Presented With $00 Loving Cup Franklin Mann found a $J00 loving cup in his stocking this morning. The employes of Omaha of the Northwes tern Mutual Life Insurance company made him a present of it. At brst the employes had planned to celebrate the 1917 success of the agency by giving Mr. Mann a big dinner. Because the members of the force living out in the state would not have been able to at tend such a dinner, this idea was given up. The money raised for the dinner was then spent for a loving cup. Mr. Fricke, leading agent of the Omaha agency of the ocmpany. lias already written more than $750,0(X) worth of insurance this year, which is one of .he best records ever made by one agent in the life insurance game in Nebraska. Salvation Army Gives Xmas Dinners to Poor Three hundred needy fathers and mothers lined up in front of the Sal vation Army building, Seventeenth and Davenport streets, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon to get their sacks filled with edibles for a big Christ mas dinner. Three hundred baskets laden with 15 different kinds of edibles were given to the poor people. F.ach basket contained potatoes, apples, a chicken, canned vegetables, flour, salt, sugar, buttermilk, milk, colTce, bread and breakfast foods of oats, corn flakes and wheat. Each basket contained half a bushel of food and was planned to furnish a fine dinner for a good sized family. Rob Xmas Feeds of 5,000 Quarts of Kentucky Whisky Louisville, ' Ky., Dec. 24. FiTe thousand quarts of Kentucky whiskey, said to have been destined .for Christmas consumption in "bone dry" territory, much of it in Alabama and Tennessee, is in possession of the federal authorities in Louisville, according to announcement today. The seizures have resulted from ex amination within the last few day of suspicious packages carried by travelers and of parcels at freight depots in an effort to discover viola tions of the Reed law. The liquor is valued at approxi mately $50,000, Veteran Paxton Clerk Goes To New Work in Iowa Town Frank L. Ruble, clerk at the Paxton hotel fo rthe last 17 years, goes to Shenandoah, la., Wednesday, where he will be in charge of the Dotov ho tel, in which he is interested. When a mere youngster, Mr. Ruble began his hotel career as check boy at the Paxton check stand. His sincerity and pleasing way won him many promo tions. He has had experience in prac tically every part of hotel work. "Hank" Moore, a hotel man of wide experience, will succeed Mr. Ruble at the desk at the Paxton hotel. ,m,- cm m cm cm cm cm cmfwyp Xmas Does Not Interfere With "Y. W." War Campaign Festivities attending Christmas time will not be allowed to interfere with the activity of the Young Wo men's Christian association war work campaign. With $.10,000 already sub scribed, the committee is out in solid ranks again hustling for the other $5,000. The goal set is $35,000, and the committee hopes to have this by Fri day. Friday noon all the committee members, including the men's teams ,and the women's teams, will meet at the Commercial club rooms to go over the final returns, tabulate the figures, and "go over the top." J. Orkin Says Easterners Compliment Omaha Spirit Julius Orkin, Douglas street merch ant, has just returned from a big buying trip in the east. He reports merchandise is short this year. Orkin says that business conditions are bad in the east, as compared with the middle west, where prospects are bet ter than ever for the coming year. Eastern manufacturers gave high compliments to the west and the city of Omaha for maintaining business conditions at normal during these agitated times, Mr. Orkin said. Volunteers of America to uisiriDUie tsasxeis lomym Mayor Dahlman and J. A. Mun roe of the Union Pacific will distri bute baskets of food to the poor for the Volunteers of America at 8 o'clock tonight at 114 North Fifteenth street. TU... 1 A A k..L.l. I,... piled high in the shape of a pyramid. A Freak That Wa. Snty-lx yean ago the director! of a Bntl.h Itfs Insurance corporation received an application (or a policy from a man known to be a total abstainer from alcoholic drinks. After consultation thy decided to charge 19 per rent more than the uaual premium because "the applicant U of a thtn and watery disposition and mentally cracked In that he repudiates the ood :retun of Cod as found in alcoholic drinks." Today all Insurance compani'S prefer 'total abstainers to those who us ilccbMt' rtf ink -Condon Chronicle.. BLAGUE IS TRANSFERED TO BIG JOTEL CO. North American Company Now Owns Big Family Hostelry; no Change in Management. 'i Announcement was made trotii tiie offices of the North American Hotel company that the Hlackstone hotel, Thirty-sixth and Farnam streets, lias become the property of the North American Hotel company. It was formerly the property of the JUack stone HoldlitK company, a Nebraska coropration. John F. Lctton. president and gen eral manager of the North American Hotel company, iti making this an- rotinccniciit, stated that this tratiMer I of ownership has been mid.'r rontem- j p'ation for some time, the Black-tone I having been unrlff tlie management 0f tlie North American Hotel tom- , several months oast. Personnel Remains Same. I he change fit ownership, states Mr. Leeton, "will in no way effect the present personnel oftbe Blackstone management, which is at present un der Mr, Rothery's personal supervis ion," and he stated further that the lan of up lating the Blackstone as a residence i.otel will be continued jttst as before the change ot ownership The acquisition by the North Amer ican Hotel company of the Black stone Hotel, wlucli was completed a little over a year ago, is a distinct step forward in the remarkable growth an, I progress which has been made by that company during the last few years. Hotel buildings of the North Ameri can Hotel company in operation, un der construction, and upon which ar chitects arc making plans, will when completed involve an investment of more than $.1,000,000. Buildings Under Way. Among tiie buildings under way for the North American Hotel company at the present time are a 10-story building at drand Island, Neb.; a seven-story hotel at Kearney, Neb.; a six-story hotel at ScottsblulT, Ne.; an-eight-story hotel at Norfolk, Ne.; and a hotel at Ogallala, Neb.; a three story hotel at Hampton, la ; a 10- story hotel at Sioux ("it, la.; add a five-story hotel at Ottawa, Kan. Sites have been selected for a 10-story hotel at Topeka. Kan., and a seven-story ho tel at Kldorado, aKn. The buildings at Kearney, drand Island, Scott sbluff and Ogallala, in Nebraska, at Hampton in Iowa, and at Ottawa in Kansas, are sufficiently far along so that plans are being made to have these buildings open and in operation early during the summer of 1918. The building at Norfolk, exca vation fro which has recently begun, and the hotel at Sioux City, upon which excavation contract has been let, will, according to present plans, be completed later in tiie same year, and at Eldorado and Topeka, Kan., it is planned to start construtcion early next spring. Grizzly in Public Market Window Drives Dog to Spasms "Fritz," an alley dog of the down town district, and a real dead grizzly bear in front of the Public Market held a first class show last Saturday evening and entertained a great num ber of the Omaha people. The dead bvar was in display in front of the market and was so posed as to make him appear alive to a canine. And so l-'ritz fell for the pose. Immediately on seeing the mo tionless animal he began to bark in aggressive tones. The longer he barked the madder he became. A drop of blood fell from the mouth of the bear, and then the vigilant dog reached his climax of fury. By this time such a crowd had gathered that even the street cars could no longer pass. Child Three Years Old Left At Home of Mrs. Anderson Mystery surrounds the finding of a three-year-old baby boy by Mrs. Hat tie 'Anderson on the front porch of her home, 2106 California street, Sun day afternoon. According to neigh bors, the child was left by a woman apparently about 28 years old, who, after depositing the child on the porch, walked hurriedly away. Mrs. Anderson said that she knows to whom the child belongs, and that the mother's first name is Florence. The child was turned over to Proba tion Officer Miller, who will investi gate. Twenty Men Are Arrested Out Of Soft Drink Establishment Fete Zoroya, proprietor of a soft drink place at 5224 South Twenty eighth street, and 19 inmates were ar rested Sunday afternoon, he being charged with keeping and they with being inmates of a disorderly house. Five of the men are white, the others are colored. Sergeant Shcahan. De tectives Lepinski and Rinn. and Of ficers Kobcy and Uaughman made the arrest. A Merry f jljs& Carpenter Paper m-pf I 0. P. TO GIVE JOBS Tfi WflMFKTPinFRR eneral Manager Jeffers Says Road Will Provide Trans portation for Workers. "The Union I'aciiic railroad can be of great assistance at this time to the homesteaders aloi.g its lines, espe cially in the dry farming districts." This is the announcement of W. M. Jeffers, vice president and general manager. I he 1 nion lViriiic rai rrtrul v. ill uivo I employment to homesteaders in its car hops and round-houses under conditions that will enable them to earn, during the balance of the sea son, at b ast $V) a month. "The employment which we have to offer these men," said Mr. Jttfers, "will make itp ossible for homestead ers to replenish their funds during the winter months -o they will have additional cash with which to take up their work in the spring. "We will co-operate with them in every way by giving them transporta tion back to their homes should they want tu go hack to keep a line ci things at the farm. "If these homesteaders will apply to the .incut at the nearest station j or to the mechanical department at any district terminal, we will arrange to find work for them to do at once. We will see, of course, that they get transportation to the joint where the work is and home again when it is necessary for them to return to their farms. "We believe this will help out ma terially in aiding these homesteaders to do their part in the work of the war and they will also be doing a work for the railroad which is essen tial at this time." Re-Enlists in Navy After Completing Four Years "None of the army life for mine," says Horace W. Cannon. "I've just finished a four-year stretch in the navy and I guess I'm good for an other four years." The first of this month Cannon was honorably discharged after serv ing four years as a fireman on the battleship North Carolina, but be fore the ink was drv on his discharge t, ,...,i;.. .i i.;. : , r:. I1: granted shore leave for 28 days, and went to Norfolk, Neb., to visit his folks. On his way back to lloston his brother, Carl. l years old, in sisted on accompanying him as far as Omaha to enlist. Roth of them stopped off here today while Carl went through the paces. Horace will continue on to Koston to join his ship. Four other young men enlisted Monday. They are: Joseph Worth, Fmery, S. D.: Charles Kornschein. Sioux (ity, la.. Alfred Jackson, Worthington, Minn., and Bernard Kothenberger, lieatrice. All the new sailors were permitted to return to their homes with the exception of Rothenberger, w ho shipped in the elec trical radio branch and was sent to Chicago. Rope Wild Steers in Funston Celebration Camp Funston, Kan., Dec. 24. Roping of wild steers, riding events ami other sports are scheduled for Camp Funston's Christmas celebra tion tomorrow. Thousands of pounds of turkey, many barrels of apples and other delicacies will feature the dinner ami the afternoon will be given over to distribution of gifts from home. Anglo-Americans Meet To Standardize Screw Threads Washington, Dec. 24. Secretary Redfield announced today that he had accepted an invitation from the Brit ish ministry of munitions to appoint delegates to an Anglo-American con ference on standardization of screw threads to be held in London early next year. ree Want Ads Bring Results. 25 EXTRA SALESLADIES WANTED FOR OUR YEAR-END CLEARANCE STARTING WED., DEC. 26TH Apply 8:30 A. M. Wednesday JULIUS ORKIN, 1508-10 DOUGLAS ST. Our photographs cost bo mor H iETlt- iJtDfiJ than the ether kind. They are Vmir better, too. I () Rinehart-Steffens i N Of Course. n N 300 18th St., South. Wead Bldf. 1 I 1 Just Oft Farnam. I I ! I K w '" JI i WHY, GERTRUDE! DID YOUR GIRLS lAKKi Kbu Lib! "The war of the transgressor is h;ird." acrordintr to six. members of who arc playing at a local theater this week. A little "nip" of In-er or wine i relished with reat appreciation and even is necessary, sometimes accord in? t0 the w,.re arrC!!ted yes tcrday and charged with illegal session ot intoxicating liquor. The happy bawd of players were met at the Union station bv Sergeant Murphy's troupe en masse upon their armal on the Missouri Pacitic train No. I'l.S from Kansas City. All their personal baggage was searched and wine and beer was dis covered in suitcases belonging to Max Hoffman, orchestra director in Ger trude Hoffmann's Revue; John O'Neil. musician; 11. J. Nelson and D. J. Holtsclaw, electricians, and Charles O IFara, xtage carpenter. .Skce Gallagher, an actor, who ar rived here with the theatrical troupe to pass a few day, witfTliis sister who lives here, also was arrested. A trunk belonging to Mis Flora LaFletir containing three quart bottles of beer, was held at the police station until late yesterday afternoon when the owner claimed it and was booked on tlie charge of unlawful possession ot intoxicating liquor. All were released on bonds. "I am fond of a tumbler of w ine champagne before retiring, and for that reason I carried the liquor for personal use," Max Hoffman told the police. I "If we thought we were coming into a bone-dry state, you bet we wouldn't have had the booze," said one of the players. Officers who conducted the arrest tinder Sergeant Murphy are; Wade, A. C. Anderson, Chapman, Damato, ' 'ag. M. F. Anderson and E. Vanous. Aleged Wife Beater Will Spend Christmas in Jail J. T. Fadden, alleged wife-beater, will spend Christmas in jail. He was sentenced to ID days in the work house Monday by Acting Police Judge Holmes. A policeman found Mrs. Fadden wandering barefoot, with only a coat over her night attire, I in trout ot the I'addcn home, ,?85o Leavenworth street, at 9 o'clock- """ i Sunday night. She said she was at- 'y husband and forced out of the house. Soldiers Ignore Orders; Go Home For Christmas Macon, Ga., Dec. 24. Four hun dred enlisted men at Camp Wheeler have overridden orders and left for home to spend Christmas without permission. Many of them have been apprehended and will be returned to camp. Nearly 2'X) were abesent from the 122nd infantry. Reing absent without permission will mean a sentence of from .50 to 90 days, de pending on circumstances, court offi cers say. The Sale 25 DISCOUNT ON ALL OUR VELVET AND PLUSH COATS WEDNESDAY ANNUAL HALF PRICE SAL Women's r $150 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs, Wednesday, at. . . $125 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs. Wednesday, at . . $98 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs, at Serge Dresses That sold at $15.00 and $18.00. 200 of them in the season's newest styles for selection. Your choice, Wednesday, CI OOO 1 m 1 t 11 1 III I It II K II iilV ' t, RUSS REDS BRING GOLD TO CHICAGO Officiate Seach Bolsheviki Freighter in Pacific Port, Re- puted to Carry Money to Aid Friends illy o'i(td Pr"..) A Pacific J'ort, Dec. 24. The Rus sian freighter S'nilka, Captain Boris Dogal, which, unheralded, slipped into the harbor here late Friday night di rect from Vladivostok, is under Bol sheviki control, it became known to day. A number of the Shiika's sailors were lratermzir.t! on the ducks today with a party of alleged Industrial Workers ut the World, 2! of whom were arrested by federal officials and held tor investigation. Among thote taken into custody were 1.5 Russians. None of the sailors was arrested. Shortly after the vessel's arrival a report was circulated to the effect that she had brought a fund of $10t),o()0 in gold tor the defense of several score ot Industrial Workers of the World : now awaiting trial at Chicago on con-! spiracy charges. The United States j district attorney here admitted he had heard of the report rind early tr clay j federal agents searched tlie vessel : but found no gold, knowledge of I which was denied by the captain and crew. To Search Again. Another search will be made, when the cargo of licorice root and beans is discharged. following out the Bolsheviki prin - ciples, the Shilka, it was said, is really under the command of a committee This committee has the power to overrule any order of Captain Dogal at any time, bu. members of the crew stated that this unique division of authority had caused no trouble on the voyage across the Pacific. Members of the crew have been for bidden to leave the vessel, and fifty cadets from a naval training school, wtrking in three relays under the command of commissioned officers, are guarding the ship from the dock. Dennis New War Savings Director For South Dakota Sioux Falls,, S. D.. Dec. 24. Roger T 7 S I ,11 .1 u uennts, a local oatiKer, louay an-, nounced his acceptance of the ap- pointment as war savings director tor South Dakota, to succeed M. F. Pat ton of Mitchell, who recently ten dered his resignation to Secretary McAdoo. First National Gives $500 More To K. of C. War Fund The First National bank has in creased its subscription to the Knights of Columbus war fund from $500 to $1,000. The bank originally gave $500, but as a Christmas gift doubled the amount. k Event You Have Been Waiting For H1AYDEN J JJ CASH STORE k Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26th and Misses' Cloth Coats and Suits THE COATS- Include a wonderfully broad as sortment of the Winter season's best styles, materials and colore. $15.00 Cloth Coats $7.50 $25.00 Cloth Coats $12.50 $39.00 Cloth Coats $19.50 $50.00 Cloth Coats $25.00 $00.00 Cloth Coats $34.50 $98.00 Cloth Coats $49.00 And All Other Cloth Coats Just Half All Fur Scarfs, Muffs and Sets V3 Off $100 $84.65 $65.35 $85 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs. Wednesday, at. . $75 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs, Wednesday, at . . $65 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs, at 35S&, OFF ON ALL FUR Women's Silk Petticoats, all colors, worth $4.00 J9 and $5.00, Wednesday v V Women's Long Silk Kimonos, worth $5.00 and flJO Q C $6.00, Wednesday, at Women's Knitted Hug-Me Tights, $2.50 value, at 75c Pays Try Hoyden' a First It Payst WORDS OF CHEER TO SAMMIES AT FRONT ; Paxton & Gallagher Men Send i Greetings Along With Sub- stantial Christmas Presents. The employes of Paxton Gallagher who are in the service ot Uncle Sam, were remembered with Christmas presents and greetings from officers of the firm and depart ment heads. With the presents sent to them went complimentary messages from the fficers. F.ach department head wrote a special message to the men 1 from his department who are with j the colors, telling them how thier i present work is appreciated and how their home-coming is looked forward to. "We wish you all a very Merry Christmr.s and that the time may not ; be far distant when 'peace on earth, I good will toward1 men,' will be a uni versal and lasting peace. Mav God : bless and protect every one of you and hrmg you sately back, wrote President Charles H." Pickens. J. F. Ferguson, buyer, wrote: "My dear Sammy: We hope you will be back with us before net Christinas. How nroud von will be when you march past your friends on the viaduct. Hoiv we shall cheer : 0u! How we shall envy you!" j "We know you will make good, for i you always held up your end when here," was the message of Secretary i r. . Keogh. Paul Gallagher, treasurer, wrote, i "A Merry Christmas! You have my heartiest wishes for a successful fu- ture and safe return of you all to vour friends. 'Call us up and ask for Doyle.' " : Dan Geiltis wrote a line ot poetry: , "While at home indulging in Yule-1 tide joys I We extent! Christmas greetings to j our dear soldier boys." Others who sent Christmas greet- i ings were R. K. Winkelman. li. F. j Kimberly, F. E. Pearce, A, S. Wil- 1 Hams, H. Van Dahl, Edgar A. Doran, j George Waterman, William H. Haas, Paul N. Wiemer. P. J. Nestor. T. J. i Prettyman, jr., Roger Holman and George F. Wright. ; q--. nt u0v Dnnct i oOnS 01 lldly DOOSl U. S. Savings Stamps Ne wYork, Dec. 24. Eight hun dred lodges of the Sons of Italy in New Y'ork, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts and New Jersey, have pledged support to the thrift and war savings stamps, campaign, it was an nounced here tonight. The lodges represent a membership of 100,000. Each lodge will form a war savings society, it was stated and each mem ber has promised not only to buy stamps, but to encourage his neigh bors to do so.! THE SUITS Offer choice from assortments of clever styles second to none in Omaha. Make selections early. $15.00 Winter Suits $ 7.50 $25.00 Winter Suits $12.50 $39.0 OWinter Suits $19.50 $50.00 Winter Suits $25.00 $60.00 Winter Suits $34.50 $98.00 Winter Suits $49.00 You Pay Just Half Regular Retail Prices. $56.65 $50.00 $43.35 $39 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs, Wednesday, at . $30 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs. Wednesday, at. $25 Fur Sets, Scarfs or Muffs, at COATS WEDNESDAY Women's Mandarin Vests, worth $1.50, Wednesday $1.19 Federal Land Banks Need a Few Millions St. ran!. Minn., Dec. 24.-fnless congres uemls the credit ot t.' government to the amount oi ?-ov,-OfiO.OOO to the federal land hanks, the farmers of the country face absolute need, according to a statement issued today bv F. G. Quanime, president of the Federal loan bank ot M. Paul. Ditlicultv in disposing of bonds based thp tarm rnortcaCS has resulted .- inn ; in a lack ot money in the banks, Mr. ! Quanime said, stating that SIOO.OOU, ! 000 is needed at once to pay approved loans, and the other ino,wu.ow to provide a revolving fund to handle loans during the war. Bee Want Ads Bring Results. GARMENT GERMS DO CAUSE DISEASE You wash your face and hands daily, take a bath every day or so; yet seldom think of the dirt your outer garments constantly collect. Dresher Brothers' sanitary clean ing method not only kills all germ material, but removes oil, dirt and grease spots and restores the luster of the garment. Why take chances when our cleaning service costs so little. You better call us instead of calling a doctor. Dresher Brothers Dyer, Cleaners, Hatters, Furriers and Tailors. 2211-2217 Farnam Street. Branch Offices: Dresher, The Tailor, 1515 Farnam Street. Brandeis Stores, Pompeian Room. Burgess-Nash Store, West End Main Floor. 2216 Harney Street. Our autos pass your home ev day. Call Tyler o lf and ask them to stop. To Out-of-Town Customers: We pay return charges. mi Look for the Omaha Label On Your 1918 Calendars M. F. Shafer & Company IO Omaha's Only Calendar House 3313 OFF ON ALL FUR TRIMMED COATS $26.00 $20.00 $16.65 Beautiful Blouses Made to sell at $6.00 and $7.00, in Georgettes, Crepe de Chines and Tub Silks, all this season's newest styles and colors. Wednes day, your do ne choice QO.VO . V 5vT 1 1 3 I!