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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25. 1917.
VOTES TO FIRE
Patrolman Tried by Commis
sioners on Charge of In-
toxicatlon; Hint at Sweep
ing Police Probe.
, City council voted unanimously for
'he dismissal of O. II. Thornton, pa
trolman of the police department, whc
was tried on a charge of having been
intoxicated on Sunday afternoon, De
, Evidence for and against the of
ficer was offered for the consideration
of city commisiioners. Chief witness
against him was Frank Meyers, who
said he regretted being required to ap
pear, as when he made the report to
the police station he did so with, an
idea that the department would dis
pose of the case then and there upon
I Cite Previous Charges.
Superintendent Kugel moved for
dismissal and was seconded by Com
missioner Butler. Mr. Kugel stated
to the council that Thornton had been
up on three previous occasions on sim
To Mr. Meyers the superintendent
of police said:
i "Citizens are quick to criticize, but
as a rule are not so quick to assist us
when they observe an officer who is
In the face of a long letter from
Prosecutor McGuire to Mr- Kugel
last Saturday, it was strted that
Thornton ran into the teeth of a gale
by having these charges against him
at this particular time.
. The McGuire letter has placed the
police department under fire. This let
ter will I be brought before the city
council in formal manner on Wednes
Will Call McGuire.
"I will insist that Prosecutor Mc
Guire appear before this council and
divulge the names of policemen and
detectives he alleges are not doing
their duty," declared Superintendent
"I believe the thing to do would be
to have Mr. McGuire appear before
us and give the names of the offend
ing members of the police depart
ment," said Mayor Dahlman.
In view of the talks delivered to the
police department at a mass meeting
in the Auditorium last summer, fol
lowing a general investigption, the
city commissioners do not feel in a
mocd to regard lightly the McGuire
charges if thej can be substantiated
by competent evidence.
J. L Baker Insures Lives of
Employes as Xmas Present
J. L. Baker, head of the Baker Ice
Machine company of Omaha, hit upon
a novel Christmas present to give his
employes this year. He quietly took
a list of the employes to a life in
surance office, took out life insurance
policies for every one of them, paid
the premium for one year, and car
ried the policies back to the plant with
Saturday night when he issued the
weekly pay envelopes, he handed each
one of the 80 employes a life insur
ance policy with the premium paid
for one year.
"You would have thought the boss
was holding a reception there for a
half hour afterwards," said one of the
employes. "Everybody wanted to
shake his hand. They crowded around
him, and danced up and down with
joy. The majority of the employes
said they would see that the premium
was kept up in the coming years and
would thus have an insurance policy,
something they had long wanted.
Office force and machinists alike
were included. The life of every one
is insured for a sura equal to a year's
Has Filed Seven Divorce
Suits Against Her Husband
Anna Kusy has filed an answer to
Charley Kusy's petition for divorce in
the district court, in which she alleges
that her son, Louis, is a hopeless
cripple due to exposure caused by the
inhuman treatment of herself and the
child by Kusy in 1897. She alleges
that they were married in 1894 and
that in 1897 Kusy beat her with a
strap until she fled for her life to a
cold upper room, taking Louis, then
8 months old, with her and- was
compelled to remain there in freez
ing weathc until his fury had sub
sided. She says that she has filed seven
suits for divorce from him in Saline
county, Nebraska, but has dismissed
them all at various times. She now
asks that his action be dismissed and
a divorce granted to her with alimony.
GAS CO. ENTERTAINS
Fourteenth Annual Christmas
Celebration Attended by 350
Kiddies ; W. E. Davis Ap
pears as Santa.
The Omaha Gas company had 350
children as its guests yesterday aft
ernoon. They were the children of
the families of the 138 employes of
the company. They were all at
Metropolitan hall, most of them ac
companied by their parents.
This was the 14th annual enter
tainment given by the gas company
to the children of the employes and
like its predecessors it was a crown
ing success. There was a fine pro
gram, the greeting being by George
V. Clabaugh, the company secretary.
During his address, Mr. Clabaugh
presented to A. G. Anderson the
company medal, given for long and
loyal services. Mr. Anderson has
been with the company continuously
since 1890 and at the present time
is ianitor and store room keeper.
Following the presentation of the
medal, everybody joined in singing
America and this in turn was fol
lowed by a recitation, "The Day of
Days," by Miss Lucelle Russell.
Harry Disbrow sang "When I'm
Big I'll Be a Soldier."
The pantomime, "The Old Woman
Who Lived in Her Shoe," enacted by
some of the older people of the young
set was intensely amusing and hugely
enjoyed by the children.
Gifts Are Distributed. '
The thing that caught the children,
however, was when W. E. Davis im
personating Santa Claus," began the
distribution of gifts. There were
gifts and plenty of them. For the
boys there were sleds, guns, horns,
drums and balls and for the girls,
dolls of all kinds. There was a
present for each child and in addi
tion, for each of them there was a
sack of candy, nuts, oranges and ap
ples. Displayed in the hall was the com
pany service flag, on which there
were 20 stars, indicating that this
number of the young men have
answered the call and joined the
colors. They are:
Jess H. Alexander, Kent C. Mead,
John M. Watt, Russell G. Hughes,
William H. Hudson, Elmer F. Allen,
Verne Manning, John G. Shramek,
Thomas E. Cross, Einar T. Peder-
son, Paul Surenky, J. A. Sayles, J. II.
Bagley, H. A. Anderson, t. A
Bahnke. P. F. Karst, Harold G.
Whitney, Tage Bergland, William C
Kragh, Earl Edwards.
Table Rock to Send Some
Rabbits to the Sammies
Lincoln is batting 1,000 in the
Christmas Red Cross drive.
W. E. Hardy, chairman of the Lin
coln chapter, wires Frank Judson,
state director, that 23,250 Christmas
members have been pledged in the
Rue Frans. secretary of the Union
branch, has notified Mr. Judson that
585 members have been procured ,at
Union. At a Red Cross auction at
Union, one hen brought $22.75 and
one goose $11.25. The sale netted
total of $176.
Table Rock- hunters have a novel
plan to furnish delicacies to the boys
in khaki. John R. Fierson, Table
Rock chairman of the Red Cross, has
announced that Table Rock hunters
plan' a Christniaj rabbit hunt. It is
expected several hundred rabbits
will be shot. The rabbits will be
dressed and frozen and then turned
over to the Red Cross for shipment
Police Locate Bicycle, But
Fail to Find Holdup Man
Police Sunday night found the bi
cycle believed to have been used by
the thief who helc" up and robbed
Kocher Bros.v store, Thirty-sixth arid
rarnam streets, ine Dicycie was p
front of the Burlington station, Be
side it was a revolver and five cart
Barber's Wife, Dangerously,
III, Wishes toSee Husband
Mrs. Joe Campagna, 1113 Martha
street, is dangerously ill and wishes
to see her husband. She says he 'de
serted her two months ago. He-is
a barber. She is willing to forgive
him if he will return to her.
Follow to jllJfBMBt Of thoM
who know good photograph.
300 ISth St., South. Wood BMf.
Juot Off Farnam.
1508-1510 Douglas St.
Starting Wednesday at 8:30 Sharp-Our Great
of entire and wonderfully select stock of
SUITS COATS - DRESSES
SKIRTS &- BLOUSES
Thousands of strikingly beautiful garments offered in this great year-end clearance at one-third off,
half off, and in many instances more than half off.
Immense shipments of New Spring Dresses, Skirts and
Blouses have arrived and will augment the wonderful stocks of
winter apparel in making this in fact as well asVord the one
greatest apparel event of 1917.
From the most inexpensive to the best our stock affords, every
garment has felt the keen edge of the clearance knife. Nothing
reserved. It is your opportunity for the most important savings
you are likely to eencounter for many months to come.
SUITS AT LESS THAN HALF PRICE
A clearance offer noteworthy because every garment is a
regular stock quality suit. Assortments are broad, and to make
it a decisive clearance prices have been severed to half and less
Beautiful tailored models, fur trimmed suits and jaunty
models for business wear, all play a prominent part in this im
mense clearance. Early shoppers will reap the fullest benefit of
this great offer.
$25 and $29.50
$35 and $39.50
$45 and $49.50
$55 and $59.50
$65 and $69.50
$75 and $85
YEAR-END p A A T C!
f I.F.ARANfF. VUn i iJ
i Hundreds of wonderful, luxurious coats, in models for every
y type of wear. This sale promises an endless array of value sur-
P prises. Be here early Wednesday morning and get your full share
1? , of the most daring coat offers eveijy attempted in Omaha.
COATS $1 975
Year-End Clearance "-"
Year-End Clearance "
Serges, Taffetas, Crepe de Chines, Georgettes, Broadcloths;
models for afternoon, evening and street wearevery color. Hun
dreds of new spring dresses make this section one of the brightest
spots in this wonderful sale.
1Q50 DRESSES $1185
In Year-End Clearance
91:00 DRESSES $1 85
UO In Year-End Clearance 1U
QCOO DRESSES $9185
t In Year-End Clearance t,l
45OO DRESSES $268J
111 cw-biiu wcarcuibc
WOO DRESSES $Q185
In Year-End Clearance J1
County Prisoners Have Big
Feed, But Not Real Banquet
Prisoners in the county jail, includ
ing members of the Industrial Work
ers of the World fraternity, will be
given a substantial, feed Christmas
day. It may even amount to a
chicken dinner, but it will not amount
to a banquet, Sheriff Clark announced.
In these days when the pinch of high
prices is felt in many loval and law
abiding homes from which the men
have gone to war the sheriff believes
that it wuld be a mistake to give the
prisoners of the county and the fed
eral government a better Christmas
dinner than many poor families could
afford. Instead he is giving them a
special meal to remind them of the
occasion and d .oting the difference
between that and the cost of a ban
quet to private charities.
"I like to do all I can for these
boys in my care," said the sheriff,
"but this year especially it wouldn't be
right to give them a big feed while
there arc so many honest poor peo
ple needing a little Christmas cheer."
Greek Under Arrest for
Steve Metzo, Greek, who won an
argument with another Greek last
week, is uncle.- arrest on a charge of
shooting with intent to kill.
Nabraska Pioneer and
Civil War Veteran Dead
Henry Wesley Gilbert, 82 years old.
died Monday morning at the home of
his son, W. H. Gilbert, 2212 South
Fifteenth street. Mr. Gilbert was a
member of Grant post of the Grand
Army of the Republic. He came ta
Nebraska in 1876 and made his hom
at Weeping Water. Thirteen years
ago he came to live with his son.
lie is survived by five sons, C
B. B. and W. H. Gilbert of .Omaha,
Rev. M. E. Gilbert of Lincoln, and
Z. C. Gilbert, Arnold, Neb., and ons
daughter, Mrs,. W. D. Skeen, Elm
wood, Neb. The body will be taken to.
Weeping Water for burial
ANNOUNCING THE BIG YEARLY EVENT, OUR ANNUAL
Women's Suits, Coats, Dresses, Waists
(THE ENTIRE STOCK INCLUDED)
Starting Wednesday, December 26th, at8:30 A.M.
We won't bore you with a lengthy talk. This ia the time of year that we "clean
house," and neither profit nor cost is allowed to stand in the way of our selling
every garment in stock. If you need a suit, coat or dress, we can promise you
that in this sale we will "go over the top" of all competition in giving you truly
wonderful values. " v
All Women's Suits Go in Four Big Sale Groups
For Suits That
$30.00 TO $37.50
For Suits That
$42.50 TO $45.00
For Suits That
$50.00 TO $57.50
For Suits That
$60.00 TO $72.50
Ih these groups are included bustle suits and tailored suits and every other good
style shown this season. Velvets, broadcloths, velour, duve de lain, poiret twill
and gabardine. Fur trimmed and velvet trimmed and in every one of the sea
son's wanted colors. Don't miss this suit sale ! Buy for next year. '
There is one Navy Blue (36) Chiffon Velvet Bustle Suit, Was $100, goes at $45
Women's Winter Coats
At Lower Prices Than You
Dreamed Were Possible This Year
Every coat in stock bears a special price.
These prices range from to & and even
more than that off of the original price. You
never saw such coat values! All Velvet Coats
are included, all Plush Coats and all our beau
tiful Cloth Coats, in Bolivia, Broadcloth, Vel
our, Pom Pom, Poilu, Melton and Kerseys.
Many are handsomely trimmed with fur. It
will be great economy to buy a coat for next
$25.00 Coats will sell for $15.00
$45.00 Coats will sell for $25.00
$50.00 Coats will sell for $27.50
$55.00 Coats will sell for $35.00
$65.00 Coats will sell for $37.50
$87.50 Coats will sell for $39.50
Offering Our Stock of Smart Silk
All our fall stock of Afternoon, Street and
Party Dresses is included. Satin, Taffeta,
Crepe de Chine, Serge, Georgette and Jersey,
in beautiful late style models. ,
Choice of Any
WAIST IN STOCK
Choice of Any
FUR IN STOCK
Get Your Free Copy of The
Natvy Art Calendar Today
The Omaha Bee is sending free to its readers a beautiful pa
triotic Art Calendar.
The illustration on this calendar, the work of a well-known
artist, sums up in a striking poster the War Spirit of America.
It shows the figure of Liberty with drawn sword pointing the
way to a staunch American sailor, while over them both wave the
folds of the Stars and Stripes.
There is no advertising matter on this calendar. It is a work of
art, intended to serve as an ornament and a patriotic inspiration
through what may well prove to be the most trying year in Ameri
The calendar itself is practical and made for service. It is of
the form which has a separate leaf for each of the twelve months,
and a complete calendar for 1918 on the last leaf.
This is the American calendar for 1918. To get your free
copy, write your name and address plainly on the attached cou
pon and mail with a 2-cent stamp for return postage to The Oma
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SH1,00.?1.00 COATS $775
U J I J In Year-End Clearance
75OO DRESSES $3g85
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