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BASE BALL CLUOS ;
CUT LONH TRIPS
AS WAR MEASURE
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Adopt Patriotic, Move In Effort
to Relieve Railroads; New
1' Schedules Now Under
Pittsburgh, Ja. 24. Elimination of
long trips by the base ball clubi of
the National and American leagues as
a patriotic measure to relieve the
railroads in o far as possible was
agreed upon by the schedule drafting
committee of the two leagues which
held its first session tere today.
Playing dates will be consolidated,
ft was decided and it is not likely that
clubs playing in cities where Sunday
' base ball is prohibited 'will be permit
ted to make the long trip to western
cities where Sunday 'games are al
lowed, for a single game as in the
past ' v " "
' It Is expected the' drafting sof the
two schedules will be completed at
tomorrow's meeting, ; a
The i..einbers of the committee for
.the National league are John H.
Heydler secretary-treasurer of the
league and Barney DreyfusV presi
dent of the Pittsburgh club. The
American league is represented by
Ran Johnson, league president and
.William Harridge, league secretary.
JOIE RAY STAR
IN INDOOR MEET
New Yprk, Jan. 24.-Joie W. Ray
of the Illinois Athletic club, Chicago,
was the most prominent athlete at the
big indoor meeting held by the Mill
rose Athletic club at Madison Square
Garden here tonight He duplicated
his victory -cf 12, months ago in the
same arena when he finished the one
and one-half mile special race half a
lap' in front of George L. Otis, Uni
versity of Chicago, and Clyde J, Stout,
from Fort Wayne aviation camp.
Ray's time 6:574-5 is exactly 11 sec
onds behind the record he established
a year ago. Ray continued until he
had completed two miles in 9:22,
which b 102-5 seconds slower than
the time he made when he beat John
Overton here last year at the New
.York Athletic club games. , v
The first winner of the night to pass
the judges was Abel R. Kiviat former
national champion miler and erstwhile
holder of- the world's 1,500-meter
record, who finished easily in front of
the big field which started in the 1,
000 yards run for enlisted men, Kiviat
showed in front after running third
for half the distance and then $eat
W. F. Gordon, the metropolitan mile
champion, bv fully 20 yards in the
good time of 2:24 1-5. '
The 'pne-mile relay race or army
and navy teams resulted in a hot finish
between Howard F. Berry, University
of Pennsylvania, and Tom Halpin of
ihc Boston Athletic association who
were anchor men on the Camp Dix
and Boston naval reserve teams, re
spectively. Berry beat his man by
about two yards at the finish.
The proceeds of tie meet were
donated to the commission on training
camp activities tor tne purcnase or
athletic equipment ,
St. Louis Man Defeats
1 r.Ghicago in Billiard Meet
Chicago, Jan. 24.Robert Cannefax
of St Louis, (ormer world champion
three-cushion billiard olayer. defeated
Charles Morin of Chicago tonight, 50
to 40. in the ooeninjr same of the
American billiard .layers' three
cushion tournament fosthe benefit of
an . ambulance company. Cannefax
started off in front, averaging better
than one for 35 innings, and then with
a big lead let up, while Morin made
two runs of five. Cannefax also ran
five on two occasions.
Player, Hurt in,Plane Smash
. Sa'n l5iego, Cat,! Jan. 24. Major
V. C Devereaux, noted polo player
of the California; "Grizzlies." 144th
artillery reginunt, stationed at Camp
Kearny, was slightly bruised and
Cadet Aviator Harry S. Aldrich, pilot
of an airplane, was seriously injured
today when the machine turned turtle
while trying to effect a landing.
Major Devereaux was on the
ground at the time of the accident
Two Seriously Burned; '
; Bleachers at Lincoln Go
Lincoln, Neb.; Jan. 24.In a fire
tonight which partially destroyed the
Vands of the Lmcoln Western League
ball park, Mrs. Ed. McCormell and
9 year old daughter were seriously,
perhaps fatally burned. , , They are
the wife and child of thecare taker
of the park. , The cause of the fixe
not been dsicrmiaed.
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Today's Sport Calendar
fiolf Annual mwtlnf of United State
Golf aMoclatloa at Fblladolphla.
Athletic Opening of two-day military
athletic meet at Kannaa f ItT.
Field Trial Annual trials of Iullan
Field Trial elnb at RouatoiW La,
Iloilnf George chip aralnst Jack Dillon,
ten round, .at Uulothi Johnny Krtle
acalmt Vrk t olfe, ten round, at Cleve
land) X. O. Clrni asaliMt Anthony Me
Oowan, ten round, at New York.
Rcmpfer, Secretary People's
Council of America, Accused
of Seditious Activities at
Mitchell, S. D., Jan. 24 William
Rempfer of Parkston, S. D., execu
tive secretary of the South Dakota
branch of the People's Council of
America, and a delegate to the state
convention of the socialist party here,
was forcibly ejected from Mitchell to
day and the convention he was at
teading broken up. ,
This action, it is said,, was based
ubon reDorts that Remofer instituted
seditious activities at the meeting. The
convention of the socialists - was
broken up by local police on orders
of Mayor Jewells, ,. .
Rempfer's ejection from the city
came late today, lie was "captured"
on the street by five unknown men and
hustled into an automobile in wnicn
he was driven fivevmiles from Hown.
There he was set out upon the prairie
and according to reports was told to
proceed afoot to his home, in Parkston
and warned not to return to Mitchell.
No violence was done to Rempfer.
Parkston is about JU miles irom
The meeting of the socialists, at
tended by about 3Qdelegates opened
last night, tinder sanction of city of
ficials m the city hall auditorium. Po
lice officials last night, it is said, dis
covered that Rempfer was the guiding
spirit' of the convention, u
The plajfortn being considered by
the delegates is said to contain a num
ber of the demands of the peoples
council.' - " 1 '
Aristocratic Porkers .;
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uo to racKers in auios
Farmer witbin a radius of 50 miles
ship their hogs to Omaha in trucks.
They say this method has many ad
vantages over -railroad shippings
and that they f ave a great deal be
cause there is practically no shrink
age. In this way they take only
the finished animals to market wnne
formerly they would hip a load of
only partly finished stock.
Tuesday 814 hogs were brought to
the' Omaha stock yards in trucks. A'
total of nearly 100 trucks were used
in bringing the hogs to Omaha.
"Farmers near Fremont andUIair
and Missouri Valley. Ia.; are ship
ping in nearly all of their stock in
trucks," said William Schellberg, sup
erintendent of the stock yards. "The
plan seems to met with general fa
vor and the farmers say they save
both time and money by it." y
Mrs. Minnie Mock Dies
Suddenly of Hemorrhage
Mrs." Minnie Mock, aged 51 years,
dropped dead early Wednesday
morninir as she was leaving her home
at 4510 South Fourteenth ifetreetxto
work in the linen department of tne
United States commissary at Fort
Crook. She was attacked by a violent
coughing spell 'and it is thought that
her death was tiue to nemorrnage 01
h Innorc .;.., '.-
Mrs. Moc: was a widow and is sur.
vived by a son, John, who lives on
the South Side, and by a daughter
who lives in Colorado. She had been
resident of South Omaha tor tne
last 18 years.
will be an-
nounced later. '
Jchn W. Bennett Dies
.r After Short Illness
John W. Bennett, aged 67 years,
and resident of South Side for
more than 30 years, died at an Oma
ha hospital Wednesday morning ai
ter an illness of two, weeks. . ' ;
Mr. Bennett was stantionarv engi
neer at the Cudahy packing plant for
the last 28 years. , .
He is survived by a widow and a
son and bv a sister and six brothers,
The family home is at 4624 South
Funeral services will be held at
Brewer' undertaking establishment at
2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial
will be in Graceland Park cemetery,
Only Ball Club Employes .
v Exempt From War, Tax
Louisville Ky., Jan. ; 24. Rulings
of the bureau of internal revenue in
connection with the war tax upon ad
missions to baseball games, made pub
lie here tonieht bv Thomas M. Chiv-
iti-ton. business manager of vthe
Louisville American Association club,
olace the oavment of the tax upon the
attendant of '.the game. - The rulings
further declare the exemption clause
in the law anolies onlv to employes
of the ball club, not even including
concessionaires, and permit an in
crease of admission rates to "help de
fray expenses of the club."
FRED FULTON TO"
SHOW HIS BOX OF
Omaha Ring Fans to Get Oppor
tunity to See Man Who Pur
ports to Be Willard's
Omaha ring fans tonight will have
an opportunity to give Fred Fulton,
who purports to be the only logical
contender for Jess Willard's fistic
crown, the visual forward and back
with their critical ".orbs. Fulton,
aided by his new sparring partner To
peka Jack Johnson, will give an ex
hibition at the Auditorium tonight.
Fulton has been- one of the mys
teries of the prize ring for two years.
Several times he started himself well
on the road to recognition by clear
cut victories or startling knockouts
only to slide back three steps for
every step forward by failing to de
liver the expected goods in bouts
with underrated opponents.
This is hot particularly surprising
in itself as many topnotch fighters
have on occasion taken part in dis
appointing jousts, but Fulton seemed
to have a faculty for getting in bad
just at the wrong time. Why? No
body knows. Maybe the lanky
plasterer is unlucky or maybe it's
something else. At least he's one of
those fighters no two people seem to
be able to agree on one calls him a
dub and the other fellow calls him a
But one'thing for Fulton, he has
one big hole card whenever the argu
ments start. Ihat is that Jess Wil
lard sticks Jto his own backyard when
Fulton arrives in the neighborhood.
Three wrestling tilts will be staged
tonight in addition to. the Fulton ex
hibition. Tom Kay of Omaha will
meet Barney Miller of the South Side
in a finish clash. Jack Baylor will
wrestle with Rudy Warner and Young
Gotch and Jack Solomon will go. The
show starts at 8:30,
Hawaii's Famous Royal
reamers at uuecrvs runerai
Hawaii's famous . royal standards
and robes of feathers made probably
their last appearance in a public cere
mony at the recent burial of ex
Queen Liltuokalani in , Honolulu.
lhe feather relics, regarded by the
natives as sacred, are kept in the
Bishop museum, founded in memory
of Mrs. Charles R. Bishop, who was
Princess Bernice Pauahi, last in
direct line of the descendants of
Kamchameha. a .king whose name
his people pronounced with accent
on the second "meh." The most val
uable oi the feather pieces is. of
course, the royal robe of Kameliame-
ha the ureat, tor which the gather
ing of the feathers alone is said to
have taken 100 years and to have
cost $1,000,000. This mantle was
last worn by Kamchameha IT and
later, on state occassions, was placed
over the throne.
The feathers, yellow and scarlet,
tre found on the so-called "amamo"
and 00 birds, species nesting in high
rocky places, so that their capture
was attended with danger . to tj
climbers. , But success meant 'To
much honor that it became a favor
ite pursuit, and the birds were fast
being exterminated when Kamchame
ha I made the killing of them a
crime. He ordered but two feather
annually to be removed from each
bird. It is a popular belief of the
Hawaiians today that only two of the
brilliant feathers were contained in
a bird s plumage, these two being
found under the wings, but authori
ties sav there were really twelve.
Hundreds -of thousands of the birds
must have been slaughtered to ob
tain the masses shown.
In addition to many feather capes,
there were Hawaiian "leis" . or
wreathes and necklaces of the same
cav colors, and "kahilis.' or royal
standards, resembling giant feather
dusters,., dating from Kahanieha I
down to more recent times Queen
Liliuokalani had a pure white kahili
made for the peaceiul funeral ot the
late Mrs. Bishop. Some of the old-
er-ones had poles inlaid with tortoise
shell or, more barbancaliy, with bus
of legs and arm bones of kings and
chiefs who fell in the battle ot Nuu
anu. when the . conquering Kame
hameha drove 3.000 resisting natives
up the mountains and off a cuff over
lookinsr tne ocean.
The kahilis were made of large
feathers of many colors, wired in cir
cles and attached to polished poles
about 10 feet long. On a king's death,
while the body lay in state, these
kahili poles were set up atound the
btfr during the watch kept by 20
chiefs of the IJawaiians, who chanted
hymns written at the birth of the
soverign they mourned. New York
Survives of Owasco -
1 ; ' Arrived in America
' An Atlantic Port Jan. 24.The
American steamship Owasco, former
ly the German steamer Allemannia,
and seized here when the "United
States entered the war, was sunk by a
submarine in the early part of De
cember while m Mediterranean wa
ters near the Spanish coast, according
to survivors of the ship, who arrived
here today on a Spanish sner.
Magyar Food Head
Finds Job Too Hot
Amsterdam, Jan. 24-The resig
nation of Count Hadik, the Hun
garian food minister, has been
accepted, according to a dispatch
A Zurich dispatch early in the
month, reported that Hadik -had
resigned as Hungarian food min
ister, owing to difference be
tween' Austria and Hungary over
supplies of Hungarian foodstuffs
for the Austrian civilian popula
ALLEGE GRAFT IN
HEW YORK POLICE
Mayor Hylan Removes Com
missioner on Charge of Abet
ting' Tribute Levy on
V Auto Speeders.
(B? Auoclated Frew.)
New York, Jan. 24. An upheaval
in 1 the New York police department,
the most sensational in years was
caused by Mayor John F. Hylan to
day, when "hedemanded the resigna
tion as commissioner of Frederick H.
Bugher,' wh'om.he appointed to the
office on January 1. Mr. Bugher
promptly complied with thedemand.
. Mayor Hylan appointed a uniformed
man as actingjcommissioner, selecting
for the post Lieutenant Richard .
Enright for many years head of the
Police Lieutenants', Benevolent associ
ation had led a picturesque career on
the force. He is 46 years old and was
appointed a patrolman in 1896. He is
reported to be afniated with Tammany
The ostensible reason for the re
moval of Bugher, was his failure to
suspendmembefs oMhe motorcycle
squad on charges of levying tribute
on motorists accused of violating
traffic regulations, v
Bueher declared that he was about
to place these men on trial and that
the real reason for his dismissal was
his refusal to submit to dictation by
the mayor in the matter pf appoint
ments, and his determination to keep
politics out of the department.
All Mineral Mobilized
, For Vise in the War
When the human animal' first went
to war he did, his fighting with a
club and any pebbles that happened
to be handy. J
Nearly all of the war materials of
today are dug from the depths of the
earth. Iron for an obvious instance.
But the warfare of today would be
impossible without certain rarer
metals which, added to steel, give
to the latter the requisite qualities
for guns, projectiles, airplanes, auto
mobiles and ' ship armor.
Among the roost important of
these rarer metals are manganese,
tungsten, chromium, nickel, cobalt,
molybdenum, vanadium and uranium.
Of great importance also are
aluminum for airplane and automo
bile parts), antimony (to harden
lead bullets) and magnesium .(in
Hmoke shells and illuminating
shells), to mark the point at which
they burst. This is necessary as a
guide for subsequent firing.
The . two great basic materials
necessary for the production of high
explosives are nitric acid (mainly
furnished hitherto by nitrates from
Chili) and concentrated sulphuric
acid, which our manufacturers have
derived chiefly from .pyrite (iron
disulphid). imported from Spain.
In 1916 we imported from that
country 1,400,000 tons of pyrite. But
why do it? We can mine a good deal
of pyrite in this country, and our im-
mense aeposns 01 suipnur in auk
iana and Texas will supply whatever
else of raw material we meed.
We have been accustomed to im
port 800,000 tons per annum of man-
, . t j r t
ganese irom crazit ana ivussi-. i
is indispensable for the' hardening
of steel for war purposes. But recent
investigation by' the bureau of mines
has proved that we can dig our own
For nickel and cobalt we depend
upon Canada, but from that country
we can get all we want-of those
metals. From the' same source we
import 120,000 tons of asbestos year
ly. All three are important Jor war
purposes. . ! v
Of quicksilver (indispensable lor
detonating high explosives) we have
plenty. Mica, utilizable a$ a trans
parent material for gas masks, 'is
readily obtainable in any quantity.
Platinum (which must be had for
making sulphuric acid) Ms scarce, but
enough of it seems to be at hand
for the purpose an accumulated
stock, mainlv derived from Russia.
Finally, there are coal and petro
leum, which are prime essentials in
the warfare of today. Where these
are concerned the problem isso
generally understood as to need no
discussion. Philadelphia Ledger.
Curling Event Called Off. "
Duluth. llinn.. Jan. 24. The inter
national event in the 4 25th annual
bonspiel of the Northwestern Curling
association was declared off today
when an insufficient number of rinks
appeared from Canada to compete for
the Louis Hill trophy ana interna,
IN DIVORCE SUIT
Common Law Wife of William
F. Stoecker, Prominent in
Demo Politics, Brings
Action in Court.
Theresa S'oecker, common law
wife of William Frederick Stoeck
er, owner of the Colonade hotel,
2427 Harney street, prominent jn
democratic politics, has filed aqtion
in district court for divorce. She al
leges extreme cruelty, and seeks $100
000 alimony. "
Theresa is a young woman. Stoeck
er is 61 years old.
She declares -Stoecker is worth
$300,000 in Omaha real estatcthd per
sonal property. She alleges during
the month of January, 1918, he gave
her absolutely no money and since
then has failed td contribute to her
support. ' .
Stoecker entered the preliminaries
in the race for the democratic nomi
nation for governor in 1916, but with
drew in favor of Governor Neville.
Mrsi Stoecker said that her husband
planned on drawing the 'wet" vote,
but was persuaded to withdraw from
the primaries by a distinguished Ne
braska statesman affiliated with the
, Deal Fell Through.
She said that the statesman prom
ised to make him a candidate for
mayor of Omaha, but the deal failed
She askes $150 temporary alimony
and $1,000 attorney fees and a tem
porary restraining order prohibiting
her husband moresting her during the
pendency of the suit. They began
living together in 1914, according to
her petition. -
Manager of Hotel. "'
The girl wife of the Omaha poli
tician and hotel man came . to this
Country from Bohemia about four
years ago. r or more than three years
she managed the Colonade hotel, of
which' her common law husband 'is
Under the Nebraska law a com
mon law marriage is as binding as a
legal one'. ' .
Stoecker s first wife, who died five
years ago, sued him lor divorce, but
on her death bed a reconciliation was
effected. She died after expressing
her happiness that their differences
had been settled.
Boys' Home Appeals for
. More Castoff Chrthing
Outgrown boys' clothing, bedding,
comforts and blankets are needed to
pare for the rapidly increasing num
ber of boy jebming to the Boy's
home, Twenty-fifth and Dodge
streets, according to an appeal made
by the director of , the home. At
housecleaning time or any time when
outgrown clothes are discarded and
, T. . i , .
oegin 10 accumulate iney may dc seni
to the boys home and wiu be given
to needy children. Clothes, shoes
and underwear are all gladly ac
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions, listed
Hetriska's Native Son
Claimant 6f the heavy
Exhibition of sparring, hag
punching and shadow ,
Boxing. , .
Under promotion of
JACK LEWIS .
VS '"' -
- South Side
Two Fall Out of Three
to a Finish. .
' : Two other good - ' t
Friday Eve., Jan. 25
Prices 50c to $1
i Show Unusual Slump
London, Jan. 24. Again the sink
ings of British merchanimen by
mine or submiarine have been held
at a low point. Only six vessels of
1,600 tons or over, and two under
that tonnage were destroyed in the
past week, according to the admir
alty's report tonight.
The sinkings of British merchant
men for the past week duplicate the
sinkings for the previous week, ex
cept that in the previous week two
fishing vessels also were sunk; in
the past weejk the fishing craft es
The admiralty reports of January
2 and 9, gave the sinkings of 21 mer
chantmen, of which 18 were over
1,600 tons in each case.
ON U. S. FOR AID
. IN WHEAT CRISIS
Must Have 75,000,000 Bush
els, Declares Food Minister;
Britons Slash Consump
tion of All Supplies. "
j (By Associated Tress.)
L6ndon, Jan. 24,. Great Britain
calls upon the United States for 75,
000,000 bushels more wheat. :
This was one of the most important
statements which Lord Rhondda, the
British food controller, made in an
interview with The Associated Press
today. The controller described the
food shortage ir. Great Britain as most
serious, but not isuch as would be
detrimental to the health of the pop
ulation vh proper management of
Hq drew a sharp distinction between
the conditions in Germany where the
public health, particularly that of
women and children had been dan
gerously undermined by lack of nutri
tion and semi-etarvation and where
the working effectiveness of the men
had been decreased 30 per cent, and
in Great Britain.' "
"In Britain, he said, the self-denial
thus far practiced had actually im
proved the physical condition of the
nation. . . , . ,
Faith in U. S.
"With the help of the United States
we shall' pull through," he declared.
"I would feel very despondent over
the position if the United States had
not come into the war. but I have
unbounded' faith in your ability and
good will to help us work out the
, "The war will be won by England.
It. is a yst of endurance between
England and Germany. We are today
where Germany was two years ago.
I have no fear of failure on the fight
ing line." '
Lord Rhondda spoke on the most
NORMA TALMAGE in
"THE SECRET OF THE STORM COUNTRY"
"THE LITTLE POET"
Written and, Directed by Mrs. E. John Brandeis
Sunshine ''Comedy. ,
Today end Saturday
i MADAM SONIA
Today BILLIE BURKE in
.-ARMS AND THE GIRL- .-
important factors of the food question
in detail. Concerning wheat, he said:
"Despite the saving of some 1,400,
000 tons in the -consumption -of all
cereals during the four months ending
December 31, as compared with the
same period- in 1916, the possibility
f , cbnrtiar is so threateninsf that
wheat will now be milled in the United
Kingdom up to SO per cent ex
traction, increasing the use of dilutents
10 per cent. " .
"The supplies of butter, margarine,
and cheese are all very short, and
queues prevail throughout the coun
try" ' ' '; ,
Home of th Big Double Show'
-' Comedy Entertainers
A Wovelty Surprise
Back From the Front
The Cinderella Man'
By Edward Child Carpenter.
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
tt?jrittJTlm Dally Mats- 15-2S-S0C
XUJCAM Ev'dss, 25-50-75e-$l
LAST TIMES TODAY2 30
The Spiegel Revue
, Tomorrow (Saturday) Matinee and Week
"Sliding" Billy Watoony
LADIES' DIME MATINEE. WEEK DAYfe
la CoRlnctlsa With PtrtornuUci
"PERFECT FIGURE" CONTEST
Osen to All Omaha Modal
trophy Cum to tha Wlnnara
la Thara Hid
ing la Omaha
a Sacond '
hrandsis TONIGHT 5A?.-
PLAYERS. MATINEE SAT.
.A Psw.rtul Dram, of Lav. ... Duly
A Laugh, Taar and a Blf Question.
Added Attraction Tonight
Omaha Woman's Press Club Prix Play
"JENNY COMES MARCHING HOME"
Matinee. 2Scf Nights, 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c
NEXT WEEK Hippodrome Vaudeville
"IN THE DARK."
Cooper A Ricardo;
r.Mi., JL RnklflM
son i irnperial Jiu Jitsuists; Skating Bearj
Orpheum Travel Weekly.
FRIDAY,. SATURDAY, TWICE
DAILY, 2:15 AND 8:15
LAST TIMES IN OMAHA
ANY SEAT 2!c-
Today and Saturday
GRACE CUNARD in
Today and Saturday
HAROLD LOCKWOOD la
: "PARADISE GARDEN"
Today VIVIAN MARTIN in
"THE SUNSET TRAIL"
That extra room will pay your coat
bilL Rent it through a Bee ' Want A
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