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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1018.
ARE FEATURE AT
Useless Birds and "Freaks"
Are Noticeably Lacking at
, yBig Exhibition in the
With 1,500 "birds" crowing lustily,
, cackling contentedly, cooing affec
tionately, honking stridently, and
quacking continuously, the Munici-
Dal auditorium will rrannnrl (nr ill.
balance of the week to the bucolic
strams of a gigantic syncopated
Monday morning witnessed the
official opening of the fifth annual
exhibition of the Omaha Foultry as
sociation, which is designated as
'America's first great educational
Exhibitors 'from 'Nebraska, Kan
sas, Wyoming, Iowa, Minnesota and
Illinois have selected from their
poultry yards fowls of the choicest
symmetry, coloring, marking, and
. carriage, representing' the bluest
. blood and most aristocratic lineage,
to snow m competition in what is
considered the premier exhibition
ot the middle west.
Best Arrangement Yet.
Under the direction of Manager
Franke, the arrangements of the ex
hibits this year is the best that has
yet been developed. All of the pens
are accessible from all points and
wide side aisles permit of an easy
circulation of spectators and the
- best facilities for judging.
One of the most impressive fea
tures of the show this year is the
marked -predominance of utility
fowl. There are none of the freak
types, such as "frizzlies," "silkies,"
Creve-Coeurs, or the various orna-
t mental types of crested poultry, and
even the exhibit of bantams is small
, '.his year.
Utility Fowls Predominate.
The insistent demand for food
producing types, egg layers and
meat-making breeds, due to war
conditions, has had an evolutionary
effect and hai weeded out the unfit,
, leaving only the fit for breeding and
, It is noticeable, too, tfiat most all
of the types of fowl on display are
those which are old reliables and
have been standard for generations.
There is a generous display of the
sluggish Asiatics, breeds noted for
1 1 ' rt . 1 . I ' u
nc r nesn-nroaucinir uuaimrs. sutii
is the Buff Cachins, Black Lang
ihans and Light Brahmas, birds that
it maturity will weigh almost as
. much as a turkey.
Then there are the egg-laying
types. These consist of the Medi
terraneans and are classified as Leg
horns, Anconas, Houdans, Black
Minorcas, all of them veritable egg
laying machines. Of these the Black
Minorcas are the most remarkable,
both for their laying qualities and
the size of their eggs. It has been
luggested that the eggs of the latter
breed, because of their size, should
be sold by the pound, rather than
the time-honored method of by the
Plenty of Americans.
f Then there are the "Americans,
such as the Barred Plymouth Rocks,
1 which are considered the best all
purpose fowl in the world today, the
descendants of the "old blue hen"
' being able to compete with any
breed in egg and meat production
and being noted for earlier maturity.
In this as in all other exhibits, the
competition is very strong. Next in
popularity are the Rhode Island
Reds, both rose and single comb,
and there are some mighty choice
entries in this class. The different
breeds of Wyandottes, another
K'THOTO PlY OFFERING J FOR.4 TODAY"
NEW offerings are booked at the
Strand, Sun and Muse theaters
today. Douglas Fairbanks in
"He Comes Up Smiling" will be at
the Strand today and for the re
mainder of the week in what is said
to be the best pictur that Doug
ever made. At the Sun today and
tomorrow will be seen Gail Kane in
"Tl.e Daredevil," a play that is full
of action and thrills, while at the
Muse Norma Talmadge is to return
for a one day's engagement in the
play in which she was seen at this
theater several months ago, "De
Francis X. Bushman and Mrs.
Bushman, the Beverly Bayne of mo
tion pictures, have changed compan
ies and will appear with Vitagraph
productions in the coming year. The
Bushman-Bayne team has been
working in Metro for some time.
A Windsor tie, spats and tortoise
shell spectacles never made an ex
p.rienced movie scenario writer.
Uncle Silas Moss remarks: "A
movie star ain't never so bad as she
is painted 1"
Count that day lost
Whose low, descending sun,
Misses on the screen
The cowboy and his gun I
Los Angeles, Cal. Say, girlies, I
went out to Kity Gordon's new home
the other evening. It's some home,
believe me. Sloping lawns of green,
palms, red, red roses, tennis courts
But never mind the home stuff!
Where do you suppose I found pret
ty Kitty Gordbn? In the brand new
kitchen, with gingham apron and
sleeves rolled up!
"Come right in here." called out
Kitty, as I peeked in -the door. "I'm
On The Screen Today
DEvTu-A1L KANS ln "THB DARB"
8TBAiI DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS la
"HE COMES UP SMlLINrt"
MlStC NORMA TALMADGE la "DE
BIALTOTHEDA BARA la "WHEN
A WOMAN SIJJS-
KMFREHS TOM MIX la 'TAMX
BBANPEI8D. W GRIFFITH'S
"HEARTS OF TH WORLD "
LOT1IROF Hth and Lothrop J.
WARREN KERRIGAN In "PRIS
ONERS OF THE PINES "
ORPHEtM South Side 14th and M
NORMA TALMADGE In "HER
MARYLAND Uth and Pln WIL
LIAM FARNUM in "TRUE BLUB "
GRAND ISth and BlnneyD. w.
GRIFFITH'S, "THE GREAT LOVE"
h.lping Mr. Hoover tote along the
joy of living I" And then Kitty
laughed and showed her pearly dim
ples and looked as sweet as sweet
could be I
"Here's a brand new dish that I'm
going to serve you for dinner," said
Kitty Gordon, as she cautiously put
a pinch of red pepper into the pot.
Now, girls, I ate of that dish for
dinner and believe me it sure does
satisfy the "inner man." I'm going
to pass along Kitty Gordon' recipe
to you so that you can spring a sur
prise on hubby or brother or sweet
heart on of these evenings. Listen!
One-half pound hamburg steak.
One-half package spaghetti.
One can tomatoes. ,
, Four cloves, garlic.
Salt, pepper, a pinch of red pepper.
Boil tomatoes, garlic and hambu g
steak together. Add cooked spa
ghetti just before serving. When
served, sprinkle parmesian cheese
It's called "Italian Stew.',' Never
mind what called you try it and
then vote Kitty Gordon a vote of
thanks! Imogene Devore.
American development, are also very
popular and there are several exhib
its of the comparatively new breed
jrf Rhode Island Whites. The great
egg r layer among the American
breeds is represented in the Wyan
English types are represented in
the white and buff Orpingtons, a
splendid fowl, better adapted to meat
production than to egg laying.
A newcomer among the exhibits
this year is a Dutch pro
duction, the Silver Campine, a beau
tiful type of bird in its cblorings and
a great egg producer.
Fighting Varieties There
There is a noticeable sprinkling of
Cornish games and other fighting
varieties in the show this year, prob
ably due to the world-wide develop
ment of the combative spirit.
As vet no exhihit of America'
great Thanksgiving bird, the lordly
turkey, has been entered, but it is
thought by tomorrow there will be
several notable displays.
The Peters Milling company has a
fine display in the large flock of wild
mallard ducks exhibited in one of
the oens on the south side of the
room. These fowls, it is said, are
easily domesticated. '
I here is a small exhibit ot Chinese
and Ring Neck pheasants which is
attracting a great deal ot attention.
Leghorn Exhibit Attracts.
Before the war the exhibit of pet
pigeons used to be quite a feature.
Many beautiful types of tumblers,
pouters, turbots and fantails were
shown. But high prices for feed and
the uselessness of the types caused
a lack of interest in them and they
have been superseded by the Homer
types, which produce the dainty and
toothsome squabs, which delight the
rich man's epicurean tastes and helps
put large gobs of his wealth in cir
culation. There is quite a large ex
hibit of this type of pigeon this year.
One of the notable exhibits at this
year's show is a pen of Barron Leg
horns, entered from the Cherrycroft
farm of John W. Welch. In an egg
laying contest this pen shows an
average capacity of 240 eggs per an
num, per bird. One pullet in the
contest laid 31 eggs in March.
Judging of the fowls by Judges A.
L. Smith, St. Paul.-Minn.; J. C. John
ston, Bridgeton, , Mo., and Adam
Thompson, Amity, Mo., began Mon
day morning. The only class that
was complete at the time was the
Anconas and the judges started work
Club Is Formed in Omaha
A gathering of men of the Irish
race met Suday afternoon and ef
fected an organization to be known
as the "Irish Self-Determination
Club." . V
The following officers were unan
imously elected: John Rush, presi
dent; E. F. Morearty, vice president:
J. J. Curtin, secretary, and Col. P.
C. Heafey, treasurer.
It will be the purpose of this or
ganization to place before President
Wilson and the citizens of Omaha
the justice of the claims of Ireland
to the management of her own af
fairs with a view to having her case
in common with others placed before
the peace conference for adjust
ment; Arrested for Being Drunk
After Paying Fine of $15
W. G. Sillik, 1005 Grace street, was
fined $15 and costs An police court
Monday for running'an ill-governed
house, and seven others, arrested
in the house, were fined $1 and costs
Sillik was again arrested before
he could leave the station after pay
ing his fine, and charged with be
ing under the influence of intoxicat
War's Deadly Dullness May Force World Peace
By DAVID WARK ' GRIFFITH
(Who staged his latest master
piece, ,"Hearts of the World," now
playing at the Brandeis theater, on
the battlefields of France.)
This awful thing must never be
allowed to happen again as long
as the'world lasts.
That is the thought that was up
permost in my mind as I stood in
the front line trenches in Flanders
and watched the horrid tragedy of
war blazing back and forth across
the wastes of x No Man's Land.
And that is the universal cry that
is, coming from all the tortured
nations i who were drawn into the
This desolate and piteous cry
has probably followed every war
since the world .began. Has our
anguished prayer' any better chance
to be heard than all the other
cries for peace that come echoing
with mockery to us out of the
illimitable sorrows ,of the past?
There is no question at all that
wars happen very largely owing
to the eagerness of the soldiers
forladventure. The military caste
in every country is ever pressing
for war. -
If there had been no military
caste in Germany there would
have been no war. And without the
picturesque glamor that always has
gone with armies there would have
been no military caste.
Consider the case of the German
farm -boy. From infancy he has
been getting up at daybreak; he
has worked all day in the fields
when not pegging away at school.
At night he crawled into his
weary bed. Every day was like
every other day and every day was
a day of bitter, uninteresting toil.
The time came when he was
called to the colors. He found
himself transformed into a young
god. He stood at a palace gate
with a drawn saber flashing in his
hand. A silver breast plate cover
ed the swelling chest that but yes
terday was concealed by a soiled
farmer's smock. On his head was
a silvVr casque with a tali horse
hair plume that nodded and tossed
in the breezes. When he went on
guard duty a magnficent military
band escorted him down the Lin
Our civilization has been guilty
of bur tragic error. '
It has made the machinery of
peace dull, tiresome,, stupid, old
It ha , made the machinery of
war vivid, picturesque, beautiful,
attractive. Armies thrill with
life and adventure. Armies are
proud; they tingle with pride.
Various remedies have been of
fered for the correction of this
crucial error of civilization. It
appears to me that the evil is
about to correct itself.
I have a feeling that this war
will do a great deal toward squeez
ing the romance out of army life.
The dreadful squalor of modern
fighting gives a new aspect t to
an age-old drama.
After the war is over the farmer
may wear again the gleaming
cuirass; his saber may flash as of
old, but it will never be the-same.
Under the shining armen he will,
in imagination, feel the crawling
vermin of the trenches. When
the military band escorts -him
down the Linden he will remem
ber how, on another day, he was
escorted into a trench that crawled
with lice and gav; forth reeking
vile odors, that was horrible with
tilth and mud.
This life of a soldier in modern
war is the life of an underpaid,
overworked ditch digger, com
pelled to live in discomfort and
That's not the stuff upon which
the war monster can feed with
safety. With the adventure gone
and the picturesqueness gone, the
war monster is due for a very slim
In devoting herself to the glori
fication of war, Germany has de
stroyed its glories. In seekyig to
transform a nation into an 'army,
she has made armies forever d's
tasteful. In seeking to make war
fare the steady diet of mankind,
she has given the world a severe
case of martial indigestion.
Out of this situation may Ww not
ihope that' n6w that this war is
done, the war drums will beat no
longer; that the battle flags i 'M
AMERICA IS NOT
Chairman of Minnesota De
fense Council Urges "Amer
icanization" in Address
Before Large Audience. .
America cannot be a real demo
cracy until the Americanization
problem is solved, Mrs. Thomas G.
Winter oHMinneapolis, chairman of
the Minnesota Women's Council of
Defense, speaking on "The New
America," told a large audience on
Monday at the Fontenelle.
We have a false relation with the
people who come fro.m other lands,"
"The woman with a shawl over
her head can teach the college wo
men with her Ph. D. a thing or two
because she has lived closer to real
life. The Dagoes, Sheenies and
Syrian peddlers, upon whom we
Americans cast our vituperation, are
the same Dagoes and Sheenies who
fought for these flags of the allies
which decorate our luncheon table
Failed in Our Duty.
"It is a hideous indictment that
so many men in our army cannot
read of write English. We have
not done our duty -to immigrantSi
We have not taught them, we have
permitted them to do our dirty
work, housed them poorly, paid
them ooorlv and put them into a
lower grade of civilization than that
which we enjoy.
These are all cankers in our
American civilization which must be
cut-out before we will have a real
democracy. We need the mysticism
and spirituality of the Russian, the
courtesy, kindliness and passion of
the Italian and so something from
each nation. We must weave them
into the fabric of our Americanism,
but before we attempt to do it we
must learn a few things, prepare
ourselves with humility, drop the
attitude of the superior approaching
the inferior, learn the national char
acteristics of the person to be ap
proached and must imbue ourselves
with belief in the doctrine of the
brotherhood of man."
"War has cast the spotlight on
our own inconsistencies. We have
against the brutality of the Germans,
but how about our own brutality
in the lynching of negroes, cruelty
to Indians, 1,500 girls who annually
disappear, our homes for delinquent
girls? Twenty thousand disabled
soldiers will be taught new trades
but how about the 700,000 annually
disabled industrial workers? What
are we doing for them? Is there
more danger in factory than fight
ing at the front. Two per cent of
our army suffered casualties, but
seven out of every 10 babies die
each year. Is it more dangerous to
be a baby under 1 year of age in
this country than a soldier in bat
Inefficiency,1 excessive individual
ism and disregard for existing condi
tions are the great dangers to demo
cracy to be guarded against in the
reconstruction period Mrs. Winter,
Mrs. Winter, who is mentioned
as the next president of the Gen
eral Federation of Women's clubs,
speaks under the auspices of the
League to Enforce Peace.
MatlDM Dally, 2:l-NloM, 8:15 Thl Wta.
MILIERSHIP & O'CONNOR: CLARK A BERG
MAN; GILBERT fc FRIEDLAND; BRENDEL
BERT: Nate Lalpzlo: Loaova & C. Gllmora: Banye
Clifford: WMkly Allied Relew: Orpheum Trawl
Weekly. Mitlneet, 10c. 25c, 50c. Boxes and stall.
SOo and 78c. Nlahti. I Be. 25a. I0(, 750 and $1.00.
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
tGfft I L ti A Dally Mat. 1 S-25-SOc
35jf Evnga. 25-50-75-$t
Joe Hurtig'a Everasting Succaat
Dancing George Stone
Creat Caat and Bit Beauty Chorus
Saatt Selling for Thanksgiving
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS.
Sat. Mat. Wi. Al K. HaU BoMW Barry.
TONITE ALL WEEK
Muilcal Comedy Founded on Gat. Adi'l "Colin
Special Mat. Tnankefltlno at 3 P. M. 800 U II.M
Wed., Sat. Mate., Me to 11.00
Nltoa, Me to $2.00 Next Sunday Wm. Hodga
TWO SHOWS IN ONE
. FUN, FADS AND FASHIONS
REGAN & RENARD
THE NEW HOTEL CLERK"
TWIN DAINTIES IN
SONGS AND DANCES"
IN TAME AND FORTUNE"
AND A KEYSTONE COMEDY
Twice Daily, 2:1S and 8:15
in World s ureaiesi
24 Symphony Orchoetra 24
Daily Mats, 25c, 50c, 75c and $1
Every Evening, Z5e, 50c, 75c,
SI. OO, $1.50.
FOR. society night at the Or
pheum the attendance , 'last
evening was large and the in
terest keyed to higher pitch than
usual. The charm of the skit offered
by Gladys Stark and Henry Berg
man particularly pleased the big
audience. The vocal ability of
Florie Millership in the miniature
musical comedy, "The Girl on the
Magazine," was 'another feature to
win hearty approbation. Nothing
on the bill is more entertaining
than the mvstifvintr card manioula-
tions of Nate Leipzig. The song
writers, Gilbert and rnedland, scofe
a decided hit with some of their
The tuneful musical comedy suc
cess, "Leave It to Jane," is founded
upon George Ade's famous comedy,
"The College Widow," and retains
all the humor and delightful char
acter impersonations of that high
ly successful play with the addi:
tional attraction of melodious music,
it will be presented at the Boyd
for this week with matinees next
Thursday and Saturday.
For fonr nights, commencing
Sunday evening, December 1, at
Boyd's theater, William Hodge will
be sedn in his diverting comedy,
"A Cure for Curables." Mr. Hodge
has again put the laughter-loving
public under a heavy contribution.
His natural drollery and the sincer
ity of his own performance are en
hanced by the many amusing studies
of character furnished by his asso
ciates in the representation. To a
large section of the playgoing public
Mr. Hodge's performances are
among the greatest theatrical plea
sures of the day.
There are women thousands of
them itf France, who in two years
have not had a comb, brush or hair
pin. D. W. Griffith makes this
statement. And Mr. Griffith ought
to know, for he spent 18 months
in France producing "Hearts of the
World," his greatest achievement,
which is now playing at the Bran
Coming direct from its year's run
at the Cohan and Harris theater,
New York City, "A Tailor-Made
Man will be offered for the delec
tation of local playgoers at the
Brandeis theater for five perform
ances, starting Sunday night, De
"Magazine Girls," the musical
headline attraction at the Empress,
has a chorus ofbeautiful girls who
know how to sing and dance, and
Miss Polly Walker, the bewitching
little star, has the leading role.
Steve Freda, the guitarist and all
around entertainer, wins favor from
There's about as much plot to
"The Social Maids," now playing at
the Gayety, as there is to a tele
phone directory but theres a
w rid of fun, frolic, pretty girls and
harmless nonsense, all of which
J. WARREN KERRIGAN
"PRISONERS OF THE PINES"
"WHEN A WOMAN
"DE LUXE ANNIE"
,1, i i
seems ko please immensely. Danc
ing George , Stone is the principal
comic, and never permits the fun to
lag. Ladies' Matinee daily.' Seats
are selling for Thanksgiving.
rhillis Neilson Terry is singing
George Primrose, the veteran
minstrel, is recovering from a sur
"Cappy Rick" is to have its first
performance given in Atlantic City
"The Little Brother," with Walk
er Whiteside and Tyrone Power in
the cast, will be produced in New
York next week.
"The Betrothal," The sequej to
Maeterlinck's "Blue Bird," was
given a performance in New York
last week with Reggie Sheffield in
the role of Tyltyl. Edith Wynne
Matthiscm appeared as Light; Cecil
Yapp as a miser; Mrs. Jacques
Martin as the Fairy Berylune, and
Wallis Clark as Caffer Tyl. The
piece is a fairy tale, in which the
Fairy Behylune takes Tyltyl on a
journey with his first loves to find
his real mate, visiting in its course
the abodes of his ancestors and of
Allies Are Holding Huns
Level at Spa Conference
Paris, Nov. 25. (Havas.) The
mixed conference between the allies
and Germans continues at Spa, the
German headquarters. Discussions
are often quite lively, according to
the Echo De Paris, but the allies
imperatively put a stop to recrim
inatfons intended to reopen conver
sations on the actual signing of the
Warns "Grass Widow" Not
to Remarry for Six Months
When Judge Day in district
court granted a decree of divorce
to Barbara Slafer from Charles
Shifer, lie made the folhwing state
ment: "You will understand that
you must not remarry within a pe
riod of six monthe from the date
of the decree. Don't understand me
as another woman did not ng
ago. She thought that I said she
must be remarried within six
months, and her reply was, 'Judge,
I will do the best I can.'"
Mrs. Slafer told the court that
she did not ask for any alimony for
herself, but wanted an allowance for
two children, Edward, S years old,
and Julia, 2 years old. The judge
ardered Slafer should pay her $30
per month for IS years for the chil
dren. The wife attends Comenius night
school and works during the day.
She was married on November 13,
1913, in New York City, when she
was 17 years old.
Mayor and Friend to Give
Spuds to Soldier Families
Mayor'Smith and his friend, K. L.
Tierce of Hemingford, Neb., are
providing a carload of potatoes to
be given to the dependent families
of soldiers in Omaha. The mayor
received the proposition from Mr.
Pierce some time ago and Monday
he had word that the- spuds are on
the way. The mayor will pay the
freight and is now planning with
Mrs. Wilhelm, head of the civilian
relief committee of the Red Cross,
on the means of distributing them.
Applications for the potatoes may
be made either to the mayor or to
t n ' n
of "Benny" by Lincoln Man
Clyde Gladfetter of Lincoln and
Lawrence Nelson, both living at the
Powell apartments, were sentenced
to 30 days in the city jail by Polici
Tuiina c: ri.ji..,..
juug Dim jiumiaj, uiauicucr Was
charged with petit larceny, and Nel
son with receiving stolen goods.
According to Miss Mildred Jes
sup, 2003 North Forty-fifth street,
the complaining witness, Gtadfettet
asked to see a small diamond ring
she was wearing. Slie gave it to
him to look at and he refused to re
turn it, telling her he needed a new
overcoat. Nelson, who is Gladfet
tfr's roommate, had possession ol
the ring when arrested, according to
Evidence introduced, showed that
Gladfetter had given Miss Jessup a
false name. He told her he was liv
ing at the Wellington Inn. that he
possessed a large car, and intimated
that he wa"s rolling with Wealth,
Miss ejssup was enainored by hit
apparent wealth, but when he said
he needed an overcoat, her dreams
Store Detective Arrests
an Alleged Pickpocket
Joseph Botfderman of Des Moinesx
was arrested by Detective Tagla
Monday, and charged with larceny
from the person. Tagle alleges he
saw Bodderman open three ladies'
purses in the Burgess-Nash store)
Saturday. From the third purse he
succeeded in extracting a pocket
book, and Tagle arrested him. Bod
derman was arrested several weeks
ago on the same charge, but was dismissed.
DOUG had looked through the bars of his
cage at the bank so much, that he pic
tured himself just like the pet canary that the
bank president owned. But one day the
canary flew away and then Doug had "some
chase" but instead of the bird he found a
girl, then the fun started, automobiles, par
ties, summer homes and the stock market.
(Note.) Mr. Fairbanks' home is shown in
,. Also Montgomery Flagg Comedy "Tell
That to the Marines." It's about a Hun; he
has a dead language, so we won't quote him.
"The Dance of
Harry H. Silver
man, Director '
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