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CATCHER NOW IS
Count Clemens Is Placed in
Charge of Clothes Cleaning
Plant at Great Lakes
From receiving spit balls and other
weird benders from the working hand
of a big league base ball pitcher to
handling the business end of a big
government laundry h a far step, but
that is the step which has been negoti
ated by "Count" Clemens formerly
with the Chicago Nationals.
Clemens is in the navy, where he
poes by the name his parents gave
him Clemens L. Ulatlowski. lie is
to be found any morning at 8 o'clock
at the big laundry in Camp Farragut.
At night he sleeps in a hammock and
dreams of the big naval engagement
he expects to figure m before the great
war is ended.
Base ball followers recall his dia
mond career readily, for although in
base ball onlv a few years he made
his mark.. He began with the Chicago
White box, played for a time with JJes
Moines club, returned to the Sox and
was sold to the St. Louis Americans.
When the Federal league was organ
ized Clemens jumped to Joe Tinker s
Federal league club.
Later he joined the Chicago Cubs
where he was playing when he retired
in 1916 to practice law.
In September of this year Ulatlow
ski joined the navy as a yeoman. He
was stationed at Grand Park, in Chi
cago's lake front, where he coached
the base ball team until the Grand
Park sailors were sent to Great Lakes.
When Ulatlowski had completed his
21 days in detention 21 days he will
never forget, for he was a "bush
. leaguer"1 during his detention days
he was placed i.i charge of Farragut
laundry. He is now a yeoman, third
class, if you please, and declared he is
prouder of the "crow" on his arm
than he ever was of a big league base
Thorpe May Quit Diamond
To Look After Oil Wells
, Jim Thorpe may not return to the
Giants. The big Indian said the other
''day that he intended to retire in order
(to devote his time to some oil wells
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near tne 01a reservation in uKianoma.
Thorpe has been trying to make good
in the majors for the last live years,
He was signed by McGraw in 1913,
after he had become famous at the
Olympic games in London, But the
Indian couldn't hit curve pitching
and had to sit on the bench. He was
sent to the American association for
the season of 1915, and played so
well that McGraw called him back.
Last summer the Indian was tried for
returned him. Thorpe's contract with
1 while by the Keds. but Matty finally
the New York club expired 111 Oc
Balmorals and Thistles
Are Winners at Curling
The Balmorals, skipped by Alex
Melvin, and the Thistles, skipped by
K. S. Dodds were victors in the first
round of play for the John L. Ken
nedy curling trophy New Year's day.
The Balmorals defeated the Heath
ers, 21 to 10 in a 19-end Rame and
the Thistles licked the Bobbie Burns
21 to 18 in a 24-end game.
These games were played New
Year's morning. The clashes sched
uled for New Year's afternoon were
postponed because the ice became so
40ft play was almost impossible.
, In the next round the Balmorals
play the Clan Gordons and the
.Thistles play the Tam 'J' Shanters.
Dr. Chamberiain to Plead
Guilty to Murder of Brother
Goochland, Va., Jan. 2, Interest in
the trial of Dr. Asa W. Chamberlain,
charged with the murder of his
brother, Albert P. Chamberlain, set
heightened by the announcement yes
terday at Richmond by James C.
. Page, counsel for the accused man,
that he would enter a plea of guilty.
The state had prepared a circum
stantial case seeking to show that the
men quarreled over a debt and that
the physician killed his brother, whose
body was found buried in portions in
the phyiscian's yard near here.
Funston Quintet Defeats
Camp Dodge, 44 to 27
Kansas City, Jan. 2. The basket
bail team from Camp Funston, Kan.,
tonight defeated the five fiom Can.p
Dodge, la., by a score of 44 to 27.
Uurkenroad, formerly of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, and Hodge, a for
mer Williams college man, were Fun
ston stars, while . Campbell, from
Camp Dodge shot some beautiful bas
kets from goal.
Camp Dodge plays the Camp Doni-
phan, Okl., team here tomorrow night.
Walter Pipp of Yankees
Leads American in Homers
Walter Pipp, of the New York
Yankees, according to official aver-
- iges given out by Ban Johnson of the
American league, leads that league in
.home runs. Pipp .had nine to his
cretin, wmie v eacn, or ueiroit, was
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Uni of Omaha Boys, Brothers,
Leave School to Join Colors
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Donald Nicholson and Clyde Nich
olson, brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
John Nicholson, 3820 California
street, have left the University of
Omaha, where both were taking col
lege courses, and are now about to
enter Uncle Sam's service.
Clyde has enlisted in the hospital
unit which is being organized by
Omaha doctors and Donald has
chosen the aviation section. Donald
CITY MAY CURTAIL
Condition of Bond Market
Causes Commissioners to
Sit Up and Take Notice;
Will the city have to curtail im
provements this year on account of
the bond market situation?
Chicago has cut the number of city
employes nearly 1,(K)0 and many cit
ies have abandoned bond projects for
this year. Omaha Board of Ijduca
tion postponed indefinitely a bond
proposition of $2,250,000.
The city council received for con
sideration ordinances covering these
regular bond issuvs for 1918: Sewer,
$400,000; intersection, $100,000; park,
The question before the council
is whether it would be advisable to
offer these bonds at ,5 per cent for 20
years, even if they can be sold at that
Some of the commissioners belifve
the proposed sewet and park im
provements could wait for a year or
so. Commissioner Jardine of the pub
lic improvements department believes
it is probable some of the paving con
tractors would take the $100,000 in
tersection bonds andv thus make it
possible to go ahead with paving
improvements without' interruption.
Drastic Cut in Service
Made by Pennsylvania R. R.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 2. Pennsyl
vania railroad today made a drastic
cut in its passenger service in an
tort to clear the lines tor treignt
traffic. The company cancelled 104
trains, including the Congressional
Limited, operating on the lines west
of Pittsburgh. The change will take
effect January 6.
Not more than one parlor car will
hereafter be permitted on any day
train anywhere on the Pennsylvania
system. All parlor cars will be with
drawn on the Schuylkill division.
which includes Reading, Pottsville and
The Baltimore & Ohio will not use
the Pennsylvania station in New York
because it would create too much con
gestion, but the two companies will
alternate in train service between New
x ork and v ashmgton.
This Benson Girl Makes Thief
Disgorge and Pay for Window
Benson is all agog. Intense excite
ment runs high among the society
folks and all are frantically endeavor
ing to learn the name of the beautiful
society debutante who recently" sur
prised a burglar who was in the act
of rifling her home.
With a double-barreled blunder
buss she held up the thief and
made him disgorge .the valuables
he had appropriated without per
mission and, to add "insult to injury,"
so to speak, she made him kick in
with 90 cents of his own money to
reimburse her for window glass he
had broken in order to gain entrance
to the house.
The young lady, so the story goes,
lives with her parents in Benson. One
evening wnen pa ana ma were at a
show she stepped out on the sidewalk !
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will go to Fort Logan. Clyde is
ready to go, but must wait until the
unit is called out.
The two brothers were prominent
in athletics and in the social life of
the student body. They were mem
bers of the Theta Phi Delta frater
nity. Donald was president of his
class and a member of the student
council. Clyde was also a member
of the student council. Both were
on the basket ball team.
Men Who Drum Up Business
for Railroads Feel Effect
of Federal Control of
Railroad men who heretofore have
been soliciting freight and passenger
business are among the first to realize
what it means to have the government
take over the, transportation lines.
F'rom headquarters wires and letters
have gone out to the solicitors of all
kinds and classes of railroad business
to immediately cease their activities.
The orders assure the men that their
saltiries will be continued during the
present month at the same rates as
heiclofore paid and that as rapidly as
possible they will be assigned to other
Railroad officials assert that the
calling in of solicitors does not mean
that the men are discharged, or even
laid otf for any period. They say that
the change of the roads from corpo
rate to government control will of
necessity mean that there will have
to be an enormous amount of new
work and that in a great many in
stances the solicitors will be called
upon to perform the duties of the new
positions that will have to be created.
To what extent the train service is
to be curtailed is something concern
ing which no railroad official will ex
press an opinion. However, steps
looking to the working out of a plan
for future train service, both freight
and passenger, is already being work
ed out for the Missouri river terri
tory. General superintendents of all
cf-fthe Missouri river valley lines are
session in Omaha going over the gen
eral proposition. They will simply
make recommendations to the gen
eral managers of the central lines.
These general managers have been
called to Chicago. They will take up
the recommendations of the super
intendents and, according to the gen
eral opinion, will submit their plans
and recommendations to the federal
Belmont's Hourless Big
Winner on Race Track
Hourless, the great French bred
colt, owned- by Mr. Belmont, won a
total of $28,275 during the last sea
to chat with a girl friend and in the
interim Mr. Burglar surreptitiously
entered the house and helped himself
to all the valuables in sight, including
her purse, which contained $20 in bills
and other little articles so dear to a
girl chewing gum, powder puff and
well, you, know.
There are sundry tales afloat about
how she effected the capture of the
thief, but no two are alike. At any
rate, she held him up for 90 cents and
after reading him a curtain lecture
about the wages of sin being death,
and all that stuff, she advised him to
change his standard of morality and
permitted hint to take his departure.
And like heroines in general, after
the tension was released she added
a grand climax by promptly fainting
just as pa and ma arrived home from
OMAHA. THURSDAY. JANUARY
WELL KNOWN OMAHA MEN IN
Public Officials, Prormrtent Citizens and
Others Announce Plans for New Year.
THEIR ANNUAL RESOLUTIONS
These are the new year's resolu
tions of prominent Omaha men as
gathered by reporters for The Hei-:
J. H. Beveridge, superintendent of j
Omaha public schools:
"Resolved, That it shall be my aim!
as a school administrator to make the
public schools of Omaha a happy and
schools of Omaha a happy and
healthful workshop for children; a
place where children may learn how
to live worth while lives in the school,
in the home, and in the community;
a place where the principles of de
mocracy may be taught and put into
rrntion: a olacc where!
loyalty to the American government
mav be fostered; a place where we
may all learn more and more, tne
lesson of service."
Tohn L. Webster: "The new year
opens in the most momentous period
in American, yes, in world history.
The war has reached the point where
it is obvious that it can only be won
by soldiers, guns and ammunition. e
must not for a moment lose sight of
that one stubborn fact. The supreme
energy of America should be devoted
in that direction." .
G. W. Wattles, federal food admin
istrator: "We can only send, our sol
diers the food we do not eat.'
Hope He Does.
"Tom" Flynn, United States mar
shal: "I shall be the pursuing Neme
sis of alien enemies and boot
leggers. And I shall make my repu
tation as a 'raconteur of side-splitting
stories even higher than it has been
heretofore if that is possible.
Colonel L. A. Welsh of the weather
bureau: '-During the year 1918 I hope
to supply Omaha with a fine brand o)
weather in which variety will not be
lacking. I shall cut down the number
of weather maps and forecast cards,
i elicit not rut down the amount
of weather supplied to Omaha."
Ward Burgess: "I shall introduce
ti. nxnnli- of Nebraska a fine line
.ar ;:ivini;s stamps, which we
shall sell at 85 per cent of their par
value.' . .
C E. Fanning, postmaster. l
efc-.il Oliver all mail with neatness
and dispatch and by saving the string
with which packages oi into inns in
ters are tied, help to swell the postal
S1"Pa"' Rourke: "I shall win, the
Western league pennant if I can.
Paul Skinner: "In spite of the war
I shall try to hold the size ot the
macaroni holes down to the present
Ohl You McAdoo.
Collector of Internal Revenue
Loomis: "I shall make every en
deavor during 1918 to ''visit every
body in the state who comes under
the war tax laws." . .,
t c Cvioc althoiich having rail
roaded all his life, has resolved thai
hereafter, no matter what tne occasion
may be, he will not attempt to alight
from any kind of a vehicle while it
is in motion. Recently Mr. Jsykcs
stepped from a moving street car, tell
and nearly fractured his skull. .
rr Millrner. custodian ot the bnion
-Pacific headquarters building has re
solved that he will be a soioicr.
has applied for enlistment in the
army, passed all the examinations re
quired by the government and is pa
tiently waiting for his commission.
Fred Montmorency, general freight
agent of the Burlington, since the
government has taken over the rail
road of which he is an official, as well
as all others in the country, has re
solved that he will approve ot and
wear any stvle of uniform that Di
rector General McAdoo may suggest.
Harry Snyder, chief clerk to the
general manager oi the Northwestern,
has about resolved 'that this year,
when he travels on the railroads, lit
will pav fare the same as other or
dinary "mortals. With the govern
ment in control of the rat.roads, Mr.
Snyder anticipates the elimination of
Yearns For the Farm.
W. E. Bock of the Milwaukee rail
road has resolved that before the end
ot this year he will be a practical, in
stead of a theoretical farmei and that
he will be wearing a denim suit.
Bock owns an Iowa farm and he has
about resolved to move to it to raise
pigs and corn.
Clark I'orcah. city ticket agent for
the Missouri Pacific, has resolved
that no more is alcohol to be used as
a non-fretzing mixture in the radiator
of his automobile. Recently Mr.
Forcah drove his automobile .to
l'lattsmouth and before he started, he
filled the radiator with a mixture of
alcohol and water. On the return
trip, passing through South Omaha, a
policeman caught a sniff 'of the al
cohol, stopped the driver of the cars
searched the vehicle for liquor and
refused to permit Mr. Forcah to pro
ceed until the auto radiator wa
drained as dry as a bone.
S. African Golfer Does
Nine-Hole Course in 27
W. H. Home, Durban, South Africa,
golf professional, recently created
what is believed to be a world's rec
ord on the Isipin links, near Durban
with a score of
27 for nine hole
r.osvv was 36
M. P. Now Operates Engines
Over Illinois Central Bridge
Pooling of the physical holdings of
the railroads, in accordance with the
orders oPDirector McAdoo, is work
ing more rapidly than railroad men
ant cipated. One instance was the
j operation of M issouri Pacific engines
ovu' tne Illinois central linage
Two years ago the Missouri Pacific
officials believed it would be a good
stroke of business to locate freight
terminals in Council Bluffs. With this
idea in view, lana was nought in
Council Bluffs and yards laid out a'nd
constructed. The yardage was ready
for use, when suddenly the Missouri
Pacific people discovered that they
had not completed arrangements for
running their engines over the Illi
nois Central bridge.
Illinois Central officials would not
yield an inch and ever since have done
the switching for the Missouri Pacific.
Pastor Charged With
Mailing Improper Books
Minneapolis, Jan. 2. Rev. G. L.
Morrill, pastor of the People's church
here, was arrested today by federal
officers on a complaint charging him
with sending improper matter through
the mails. When arraigned before a
United States commissioner he plead
ed not guilty and was released on
$3,000 bonds to appear for a hearing
next April. The charge is based on
a book written by Mr. Morrill dealing
with conditions in Mexico.
Portions of Mr. Morrill's writings
on conditions in Mexico were widely
reprinted in that republic in anti-American
newspapers, accompanied by
coinmenttlcndjjig to arouse anti-American
sentiment. The Rev. Mr. Mor
rill vigorously attacked conditions
which lie alleged existed under the
American Polish Troops
Landed Safely in France
Washington, Jan. 2. The first con
tingent of Polish troops recruited in
America-for service with the allies
has landed safely in France, it was
announced tonight by Colonel James
Martin of the French military mission.
The unit, composed entirely of men
graduated from the Polish training
camp at Niagara, N. Y., will be at
tached to the Polish forces now fight
ing on the west front. For military j
reasons, the number of men in the
contingent was withheld.
The forces were welcomed by the
military and civil authorities and were
given an ovation by the populace who
witnessed the debarkation, according I
to the announcement cabled by Gen-1
eral Archinard of the French army, j
Ban Placed onAutos and
Pastry Shops in France
Paris, Jan. 2. Three drastic meas
ures for the conservation of food
and other supplies have been decided
upon by the minister of provisions,
Victor Boret. All shops of confec
tioners and pastry cooks are to be
closed, restrictions will be placed on
restaurants which charge high prices
to prevent them from outbidding the
more popular establishments in pur
chasing supplies, and the private use
of automobiles will be prohibited.
These measures will be put into
effect as soon as the senate passes
the bill, already voted by the Cham
ber of Deputies, which cqnfers on
the minister power to enforce his de
crees by the infliction of penalties.
Counsel's Plea of Guilty
Goochland, Ya., Jan. 2. As Dr.
Asa W. Chamberlain went on trial
here today for the murder of his
brother. Albert P. Chamberlain, he
repudiated his counsel's statement
that he would, plead guilty and ask
for the mercy of the court,' and re
iterated his innocence.
Uni of Omaha Vacation is
Prolonged When Pipes Freeze
Water system of the University of
Omaha is out of order as the result
of a general freeze-up. Holiday va
cation should have ended Wednes
day morning, but it was prolonged
yntij nex t Monday.
and don't need
HOOVER ON STAND
IN SUGAR INQUIRY
Food Administrator Is Given
Opportunity to Present His
Side of Case to
Washington, Jan. 2.--The senate
manufacturers' committee resumed
its investigation of the sugar situa
tion today, prepared to hear a state
ment from Food Administrator
Hoover, replying to charges that the
fixed import price imposed by the ad
ministration was responsible for the
The food administrator, who has
been eager to present his side of the
case, had been expected to appear last
Saturday to elaborate on a denial he
previously issued through the White
House, but the comfnittce was noti
fied that he had been called to New
York. Chairman Reed later arranged
to hear Mr. Hoover as the first wit
One of Herbert Hoover's first acts
in his efforts to handle the food sit
uation was to trv to settle strikes in
the Cuban cane fields, so this coun
try's supply might be protected, he
told the senate investigating commit
"A few days alter I arrived from
Europe the State department asked
me to see what couid be done to set
tle labor troubles in Cuba," the food
administrator said. "At my sugges
tion a representative was sent to Cuba
to see what could be done with the
Testimony showed that soon after
that time much of the trouble was
The examination of Hoover was
conducted by Senator Lodge, who an
nounced that Chairman Reed was
unable to come.
'When I investigated the Cuban
situation at the invitation of the State
department, many sugar men gave a
gloymy outlook of this year's crop,"
Hoover said. "My statement was
based on facts brought to my atten
tion then. Those hearings were in
executive session, and that is why I
spoke freely. I did not wish to alarm
Change of Bill Today
VALYDA and BRAZILIAN NUTS
MATTIE CHOATE & CO.
CECIL and MACK
Comedy Singing and Talking Skit,
"I Gotta Go Home"
MAX BLOOM in the BROADWAY
REVUEj MILO?; SARAH PADDEN, in
"THE CLOD;" Betty Bond; Phina A Co;
Hughes Musical Trio; Hanlon A Hanlon;
Orpheum Travel "Weekly.
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
Daily Mats., 15-25-50c.
AN AUSPICIOUS START FOR 1918
Spiegel's Merry Rouniers
Abe Reynolds, Superb Florence Mills and a
Typically Spiegelesque Production of Limit
less Prodigality. The Ultra-smart in Burles
que. Liveliest Show in Town.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
Sal. Mat. 4 Wk: Stone & li!lrd A Social MaidB."
Sat., Mat. Sat.
Maxwell Amusement Co.
Present MAX FIGMAN with
LOLITA ROBERTSON in
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Nights, 25c to $10. Mat.j25ct$.
Next Sun. "the Birth of a Nation"."
In Recital at the
FRIDAY .NIGHT, JANUARY 4
Seats. 50c to $1.50 Box Office Open.
THURSDAY EVE.. JAN. 3
Cash Prizes UeLuxe Dancmg Academy
OPPOSITE FONTENELLE KfTEL
Will VVIIIUUVV LHOJJiajf I I Ifcw
Johnson Bros., general merchandise
company of Nebraska City, won one
of the nine prizes given for the food
conservation window displays recent
ly made throughout the United
States. This Nebraska City concern
was one of two concerns west of the
Mississippi to get one ,pf the prizes.
Another was awarded to a Denver
concern. No Omaha concern won a
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conservation window displays in the
country was put on some weeks ago
by an eastern advertising concern.
Pig Brings $2,100.
London, Jan. 2. "Tirpitz," the pet
pig of the German cruiser Dresden,
rescued by the men of the British
cruiser Glasgow, has been sold for
$2,100 for the benefit of the Red
AH Week, Com.
Sun., Jan. 6, at I
2:15 & 8:15 Daily .
The World's fYlightietl Spectacle
Pop. Price. Mat. & Ev'ngt, 25-50c
All Sest R-ierved
"Bab's Matinee Idol"
Taming Target Center'
Mack Senneit Scream
Today, Friday, Saturday
"Jack and the Beanstalk"
In Their Second
Matinee Price Same As Night
EDNA GOODRICH in
AMERICAN MAID .
No. 10 The Red Ace
Today DUSTIN FARNUM
in "NORTH OF 53"
LOT H R O P TO DAY
C. AUBREY SMITH in
"THE WITCHING HOUR"
Today SESSUE HAYAKAWA
in "THE CALL OF THE EAST"
24th and Fori
Tel. Col. 2647
Today WILLIAM DESMOND
in "BLOOD WILL TELL"