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"Itltl UMAHA, lttUKSDAI, imUOlBEK 19, 1918.
D. OF H. AFFAIRS
ew Pixley Asks for Tempor
ary Injunction and Return
of Large Sum; Start
ed in March.
The affairs of the Degree of Hon
or of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen of Nebraska were dragged
into court again yesterday after
noon when Lew Pixley filed a pe
tition against the following state
oncers: Mayme Hedrick Cleaver of
Lincoln, grand chief of honor;Adelia
i Harding, Emma Thorpe and Lena
Herre, memhers of the finance com
. mittee; Katie Schmitt, grand treas
The plaintiff prays for a temporary
injunction to cause the defendants
to refrain from allowing and paying
grand lodge funds not authorized by
The specific information alleges
that the grand lodge officers issued
warrants in the total amount of
' $1,375, and in connection with the
affairs of Washington lodge No.
27 of Omaha. Mr. Pixley asks the
court to require these grand lodge
officers to return to the grand lodge
fund the money alleged to have
been illegally expended, and to be
restrained from sVenidng any more
money in connection with the litiga
tion which arose from the fight
which has been going on since last
Suspend Washington Lodge.'
The situation resolves itself into
a factional fight which was given a
i flying start on March 7, 1918. when
Grand Chief or Honor Cleaver
, caused a suspension of Washington
lodge without warrant or authority,
according to the Pixley petition.
The petitioner further alleges that
Mrs. Cleaver also removed the char
ter of this lodge and required the
transfer of $6,000 lodge funds to
persons appointed by her, also en
gaged attorneys to defend her in an
action which has been pending in
the district court of Douglas county
After the suspension of Washing
ton lodge by Mrs. Cleaver, a local
lodge known as No. 14 was started
in Omaha by the Cleaver adherents
who were opposed to. the "Kittie
O'Brien" faction. Judge Troup has
issued several rulings and orders in
favor of Washington lodge mem
bers who claimed that they went in-
. to No. 14 under misrepresentations
Yesterday afternoon Judge Troup
Issued an order that J. M. Gilchrist
should serve as a referee to adjust
tha dispuated financial affairs be
tween Washington lodge and No. 14.
Circular letters issued by Wash
ington lodge contain the following
statement: "It is now a matter of
common report and general noto-
; riety among our lodges that for
some reason unknown to us. Wash-
..,, ington lodge No. 27 has incurred the
sharp displeasure of the grand chief
of honor and severe punishment has
been inflicted upon all of its mem
bers, be they guilty or innocent of
any offense which would merit the
criticism of anyone. It would re
quire pages to recount the wrongs
and injustices that the grand chief
of honor has Inflicted upon us with
out anv fault upon our part."
On 'March 7. 1918, Washington
lodge was the banner lodge of the
Degree of Honor of Nebraska, with
a membership of 734.
Has Government a Right
to Settle Case Out of Court?
Attorneys Lambert, Shotwell and
'Shotwell, through a petition of in
tervention filed Wednesday in dis
trict court, raise the question of
whether the government, while in
charge of the railroads, can legally
settle a judgment out of court with
out the knowledge or consent of the
attorneys of record and in disregard
of lien rights.
The case refers to a suit brought
by John Griggs, colored, against the
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
way. The case was started before
federal control of railroads. A judg
ment for $2,500 was obtained in the
lower court here and an appeal taken
by the defendants to the state su
preme court. The attorneys now
intervening held lien against the
judgment. While the case was pend
ing in the supreme court the rail
road people settled with Griggs out
of court. Upon showing made by
the present complaining attorneys,
the supreme court sent the case
back to the district court.
Brandeis to Use Another
. Floor for Store Purposes
On account of the increased busi
ness, the Brandeis Stores are re
modeling the eighth floor, 132 by
264 square feet, of the Brandeis
building, which after January 1 will
be utilized for store room purposes,
also the general offices which are
Mv located on the third floor. An
jfficer of the company said that it
was a step in the direction of r;
1 modeling the entire Brandeis build
ing fc vise of the Brandeis Stores as
the business requires.
In addition to their warehouse
rooms in the power building i. has
also been necessary to lease other
warehouses about the city and by
the appropriation of the upper floors
of the Brandeis building for store
purposes their stock can be concen
Card for 160 Cattle, But
Got No Money; Asks Divorce
Estelle C. Morrow testified before"
Judge Troup yesterday afternoon
that she cared for 160 head of Cattle,
which her husband sold without al
lowing her any of the proceeds.
She said she helped her husband
prove up on a homestead and then
he bestowed his attentions on other
women. She was married to Charles
H. Morrow May 25. 1910, at Hot
Springs, Ark The judge allowed her
I decree of divorce.
Charles C. Barrett has filed a pe
tition in district court, charging his
wife, May Fannie, with cruelty. He
asks fot; an absolute -decree and
custody 'of two children, four and
two vean old.
THOTO 'PIAY OFFERING J FOR. TODAY "
MITCHELL LEWIS' first play
under the Select banner will
be given a private showing at
the Strand theater Friday. "The
Code of the Youkon" is the story
which has been chosen for Lewis
and in it the wisdom of keeping this
star of northern character parts is
clearly demonstrated from all re
ports that come from points where
the film has had a showing. The
Select pictures office of this city
request anyone interested in the
film to communicate with their office.
"Under Four Flags", the third
and probably the greatest of th
United States government's war
films was given a showing to ex
hibitors at the Brandeis this week.
The film shows the many war
scenes during the summer months
on the many fronts where the allies
were battling and in ..it are some
of the finest specimens of motion
picture photography and some of
the most wonderful battle scenes
Anita Stewart's first film play in
some years, "Virtuous Wives," is
being given a private showing at
the Kialto theater today. Anyone
interested in the film is requested
to inquire at the office of the First
National for tickets.
Metro presents Bert Lytell at the
Empress in "Unexpected Places,"
one of the best pictures he has
been featured in. Shown at this
theater for three days beginning to
day. "Surrender of the German
Fleet" is an added attraction for the
Pearl Shepard has been engaged
to head a company including
Charles Richman, Leah Baird, Marie
Shotwell, Jack McLean and William
Bechtel in Ivan Abrahamson's next
Florence Reed in "Today" will be
the offering at the Rialto today and
for the remainder of this week with
a Lyons-Moran comedy and a news
weekly completing the bill. Miss
Reed's play is one of the most pre
tentious parts in which she has
ever appeared in a screen drama. It
is a strong theme of a society woman
who holds right and morality as
On the Screen Today
SIN BESSIE BARRISCALH In
TWO OUN BETTY."
RIALTO FLORENCE REED In "TO
DAY." STRAND CONSTANCE TALMADOE
In MRS. LEFFINOW ELL'S BOOTS."
Ml SE ETHEL BARRYMORE In
"OCR MRS M'CHESNEY."
EMPRESS BERT LYTELL In "UN
BRANDEIS D. W. GRIFFITH'S I
"HEARTS OF THE WORLD."
LOTHROP 24th and Lothrop COR
RINE GRIFFITH In "MISS AMBI
TION." PATHS NEWS.
BOl I.EVARD 33d and Leavenworth
ELAINE HAMMERSMITH In
GRAND lth and Blnney BESSIE
BARRISCALE In "ROSE O' PARA
PISE." OBPHEVM South Side 24th and M
MARGARITA FISHER In "MONEY
greater than public opinion and good
will of her associates. In the end
she finds that the straighter path
leads to a greater happiness.
Bessie Barriscale, a very girlish
figure attempts to disguise herself
as an honest-to-goodness cowboy in
"Two-Gun Betty" at the Sun today
and the rest of the week. Her dis
guise doesn't fool the cowboys a
bit and they play all manner of
jokes on her until Betty turns the
tables on them by bringing in be
hind her two big revolvers, a band
of Mexican cattle thieves and half
of the ranch's herds.
Constance Talmadge, appearing in
"Mrs. Lefringwell's Boots," has a
charming story built upon the story
of the purchase of two pairs of em
broidered slippers. When hubby
finds what he thinks are his wife's
slippers drying before the fire in
another house there are amusing
complications almost tragic for the
young wife. Miss Talmadge appears
at her best in this sort of a farce
drama. Manager Stolde of the
Strand has a charming display of
boots, such as figure in the play,
made up by the Drexel Shoe com
pany, in his lobby and the Drexel
people have an interesting window
displaybf the features of the play as
a publicity stunt.
Harry Carey's latest western drama
is "Roped," a story of a young cow
puncher who is finally caught in
FOR ARMY NURSE
Helen Hoy Greeley, New York
Attorney, Talks to Work
ers at Omaha Athletic
Military rank for army nurses is
the movemeent presented to prom
inent Omaha women Wednesday
by Helen Hoy Greeley of New York,
attorney for a committee of eastern
women and nurses who, last March,
were instrumental in introducing
such a bill into congress.
Mrs. Charles T. Kountze asked
Omaha suffragists, nurses and Red
Cross workers to luncheon at the
Athletic club to meet Mrs. Greeley.
"Army nurses are asking military
rank for efficiency's sake, not for
honor. They ask no increase in
pay, none of the privileges accorded
to officers, merely for a badge of
rank which will insure the execution
of her orders," said Mrs. Greeley.
"The public regards the army
nurse with such admiration and re
spect it does not dream anyone
could be contemptuous of her. They
do not know she is frequently hu
miliated by treatment from both
superiors and subordinates and the
efficiency of the whole nursing sys
tem impaired by uncertainty of her
"Her authority to give orders is
continually disputed by enlisted
men serving as orderlies. Friction
and dangerous delays in the execu
tion of orders result, having a bad
effect on the welfore of wounded
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska is
chairman of the subcommittee on
military affairs which has, so far,
not reported the bill out of commit
tee. Harriet Stanton Blatch and
Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer of New York
head a movement to bring influence
to bear on the committer in order
to get action in the present session
NEEDED IN WEST,
Omaha as Center of Agricul
tural Region is Ideal Loca
tion to Manufacture
Trucks and Bodies.
"There is no better place in the
world for' the manufacturing of au
tomobile trucks, and truck bodies,
than right here in Omaha," said
J. M. Gillan of the industrial com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce,
in speaking of the industrial oppor
tunities presented to this city.
"The business men of Omaha and
vicinity are using a great many
trucks. There are probably 25 dif
ferent kinds sold here, from various
parts of the country. One of the
greatest difficulties is the securing of
parts when a truck breaks down.
We are buying thousands of trucks
from little factories in the east in
cities not to be compared with Oma
ha. We need a good standard truck
factory where all the parts can be
"We also need a truck body fac
tory. There are several small ones
and they are doing a good business,
but there are thousands of bodies
being shipped in. There are a suf
ficient number of men in Omaha
with plenty of capital, and I would
like to see some of them get to
gether and organize a factory of this
Three Horse Sales a Year.
Chicago, Dec. 18. The war being
over, horse breeders and dealers be
lieve that it will be profitable to
hold three sales a year?in Chicago,
as had been the practice. The pres
ent sale with 400 horses offered,
closes next Friday. Horsemen from
all over the country are present.
One of the top sales was that of
Hal Day, an 11-year-old trotter,
with record of 2:01. Adverse brought
$1,050 and Eva Bingham $1,100. '
Our boys are show
ing remarkable pro.
ficiency in , hurling
hand - grenades or
bombs. Prom ear
liest infancy oar
boys learn well to "throw ball,"
and this stands them in good-hand
in " throwing back" the Huh. The
explosion takes place quickly, scat
tering pain and destruction just
like an uric acid explosion within
the body. One day a man's all
"O. K." next morning when he
tries to get out of bed Oh, such
paint Pain in the back (lumbago)
or hips, shoulders, arms, legs or feet
(rheumatism or gout). This rheu
matism is the result of an uric-acid
explosion within, probably following
excessive use of meat or beer
or over-exertion and over-heating. Swollen hands, ankles and feet are
Sue to a dropsical condition, often caused by disordered kidneys. Natu
rally when, the kidneys are deranged the blood is filled with poisonous
one add, which settles in the tissues of the feet, ankles, wrists or back
as uratic salts; or under the eyes in bag like formations.
It is just as necessary to keep the kidneys acting properly as to keep
the bowels active to rid the body of poisons.
Uric-acid poisoning and rheumatic pains can be conquered and expelled
by taking a little " Anuric." This is the recent discovery of Dr. Pierce,
and can De naa at all good drug stores. If you want a trial
end 10 cents to Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo. N. Y.
Provides Breakfast to Train
load of Soldiers Who
Arrive Here at
How Omaha Red Cross canteen
corps "saved the day" for a train
load of wounded soldiers who
passed through Omaha Monday, by
providing a hurried breakfast be
tween train stops, is the story that
the boys are telling in the Letter
man Reconstruction hospital in San
The train carrying the wounded
and breakfastless heroes arrived in
Omaha two hours late at 11 a. m.
Xo provision had been made by
railroad authorities to feed them
here and their train had no dining
Mrs. Luther Kountze and Mrs.
L. J. Healey made an emergency
call on the canteen established last
week in the Union station; all the
canteen girls "fell to," and in less
time than it takes to tell, at least
10 coffee pots and sandwich baskets
were put into action.
Mrs. Kountze and Mrs. Healey
wired to Chicago headquarters of
the faulty arrangement by which,
the boys had been permitted to
wait so long for breakfast, in order
to assure future trains from suf
fering the same experience.
Alamito Dairy Defendant
in $25,000 Damage Suit
Arthur H. Huston has filed a peti
tion in district court on behalf of
his daughter, Mildred. 5 years of
age, asking damaees in the sum of
$25,000 from the Alamito dairy. He
also asks $1,000 on behalf of him
self. He alleges in his petition that on
October 12, Mildred and her sister,
3 years of age. were crossing the
street at Twentieth and K streets,
when Mildred was struck by an
Alamito truck and sustained per
manent injuries. He asks $1,000 for
himself for money expended in doc
tor bills and care.
PICHARD Carle has recently
added new laurels to those al-
ready garnered during his long
career in the tendertoot, tne
Mayor of Tokio," "The Storks,"
"The Maid and the Mummy,"
"Mary's Lamb." "Jumping Jupiter,"
"The Spring Chicken," "The Cohan
Revue," and other big musical
comedies. Mr. Carle will appear at
the Brandeis theater for four nights
and a special matinee on Christmas
day, commencing next Sunday eve
ning, in his latest and said to be his
funniest musical cimftdy, "Furs
Classic dancing may be one of the
most difficult of arts, but Albertina
Rasch is so completely the mistress
of its intricate technique that her in
terpretations seem remarkably eacy.
With her wonderfully trained ballet
she is presenting the most charming
dancing act that has been offered
at the Orpheum theater. An amus
ing sketch called "Shoes," is ef
fectively played by Bayonne Whip
ple and Walter Hudson. sYvette
and Saranoff are violinists who score
effectively. James J. Morton
humorously announces all the acts
on teh bill. In the films next week
the surrender of the German fleet
will be shown.
Joliet Man Joins Forces of
the M. F. Shafer Company
Guy V. Bisland, formerly with
the Gerlach-Barklow company, art
calendar manufacturers of Joliet,
111., is now connected with the M. F.
Shafer company, manufacturers of
calendars, advertising specialties and
printed matter of Omaha.
For several months past Mr. Bils
Iand has been employed in Y. M'.
C. A. work, but now that the war is
won he has again taken up the line
of civilian work for which he is best
Omaha Member of Marines
Returns- to United States
Word has been received that
"Jack" Weed, a member of the
Eighty-eighth- company, U. S. ma
rines, has arrived in this country
from France. Mr. Weed was form
erly a toll circuit engineer in the
traffic department of the Nebraska
Telephone company. He made the
return trip on a boat filled with
Meeting of Nebraska Bar
The meeting of the Nebraska
State Bar association, which was to
have held a meeting in the
Fontenelle hotel, December 27 and
28, has been postponed on account
of the epidemic of Spanish influenza.
Announcements will be sent out to
the members of the association when
the new dates have been selected.
Heading the bill for the last half
of the week at the Empress is "The
Rubeville Revue," a miniature mus
ical comedy, with Charlie Jordan,
George Offerman, Sara Marie, and
a pretty girl chorus. "Nelson's
Novelty" .with twenty little actors,
will keep you amused. Fred Rogers
presents a blackface singing and
comedy number. Lite and Wright
present comedy sketch.
Tired shoppers are gladly avail
ing themselves of the roomy, restful
seats at the Gayety these afternoons
where George P. Murphy, Primrose
semon and the Burlesque Wonder
Show are presenting a delightful
entertainment this week. Do your
shopping in the morning and your
laughing in the afternoon.
D. W. Griffith's "Hearts of the
World" will conclude its fifth and
final week at the Brandeis theater
Saturday night. The splendid les
son of heoric sacrifice and whole
hearted devotion; the idpllic beauty
of the love story; the wonderful
scenes of battle and troop move
ments; the artistically delightful
musical setting and the splendid
work of the actors, combined and
correlated by the genius of the pro
ducer, make this offering the most
notable screen drama yet evolved.
Harvey's Minstrels will conclude
their engagement at the Boyd theat
er with a matinee and an evening
performance today. The company
has been playing large audiences all
week and really merits the attention
it has had.
Harry Lander started in New
York this week his IS months' tour
of the world. He has written a
new peace song.
Arthur Hopkins will shortly pro
duce a comedy by Rita Wellman
with Emily Stevens as the star. It
is as yet unnamed.
Bernard Granville, who has been
at the front, is to return to the
stage in a musical play called Call
a Taxi," by Earl Carroll, which will
be produced by A. H. Woods.
"The Woman in Room 13," by
Samuel Shipman and Max Marcin,
which is to be produced by A. H.
Woods the last of the month, has in
its cast Lowell Sherman. John
Mason, Gail Kane, Janet Beechcr i
and Will Deming.
Wires Down to Northwestern
Portion, Shutting Off Com
munication; Average is
Two to Four Inches.
From central Nebraska west to
the mountains the country is cov
ered with snow to a depth of one to
four inches and over most of
the area snow was still falling
Wednesday morning. This was the
report coming to the railroads.
At the offices of the Northwestern,
nothing is known of conditions west
of Long Pine. On the company's
main line to the west a severe sleet
storm continued Mondav nicht and
Tuesday. At 1 o'clock Tuesday the
telegraph lines went down and since
then communication with the north
western portion of the state and
with Wyoming has been shut off.
Similar conditions maintain along
the Winner line, the wires being
down somewhere in the vicinity of
Bonesteel. All Monday night a
heavy fall of snow was general over
Wyoming and South Dakota.
Along the Union Pacific the snow
fall extends as far east as Grand
Island, where it had attained a depth
of two inches. West from Grand
Island it was snowing out as far as
Green River, the fall being four to
The Burlington reports snow as
far east as Hastings, with one io five
inches farther west. There was
four inches of snow in Denver and
Through central Nebraska there
was a light drizzling rain all Tues
day night. Temperatures over the
state range from 24 to 40 degrees
above zero. At no point is the
R. C. Salvage Department
Opens Record Exchange
The salvage department of the
Red Cross has recently instituted a
"record exchange" in which by the
payment of a 15-cent fee, old records
may be exchanged for new. The toy
department is1 also being well pat
ronized. The department has for
sale a collection of old mahogany,
consisting of a settee and two chairs,
three gas stoves and articles of fur
niture of all kinds.
The Most Joyful Christmas
Since A. D. 1 will be that
A. D. 1918. Christmas gifts
should be personal and perma
nent RYAN JEWELRY CO.
Who Gave Life in Navy
A military funeral, as accorded
the rank of first lieutenant, was ac
corded ftliss Hortense E. Wind,
Council Bluffs girl, who died in the
naval hospital at Portsmouth, Va.,
where she was chief dietitian.
Miss Wind was the first dietitian
in the naval service and was the
only dietitian in the hospital during
the first influenza epidemic. Her ill
ness is thought to have been
brought on by overwork during the
strenuous days of the siege of the
The funeral services were held at '
the home of her parents in 738 1
Washington avenue. They were
brief and impressive. j
The cortege to the cemetery was j
headed by the First Battalion band i
from Camp Dodge, followed by a
tiring squad from Fort Omaha. The j
guard of honor was composed ot j
sijf Council Bluffs sailors home on '
Want Dry Law Enforced, j
Washington, Dec. 18. Establish-,
ment of a national commission to j
enforce the nation-wide prohibition
law when it becomes effective next
July 1, was recommended in resolu
tion adopted here today by the na
tional temperance council. Amend
ment of the law to make possession j
of liquor illegal also was urged.
IN THE DIVORCE COURT.
Frank I.. Klrby has been allowed a de
cree of divorce from Gertniile. whom he
chared with, dlsertlon. The case went '
by default. i
Will Broaden Scope of
WnrV in Humane SnM0tl
1 1 V I l III I IUIIIUIIV wv.v.
A meeting of the Nebraska Hu
mane society was held m tne couri
house Wednesday afternoon, at
which time a number of new amend
ments to the constitution were
adopted. Most of these are for the:
purpose of broadening the scope ol
the work among the children.
An increase in the number of
trustees from 18 to 27 was authoriz
ed. V. Bailey, the new executive
officer of the society who came
here from Minneapolis recently, will
be in charge of the office, which will
be opened in the city hall withiil
a few days. I
OH FRIDAY EVE.,
DEC. 20, AT 8
Union Outfitting Co.,
16th and Jackson Sts.
Judge Day has ordered an annulment
of the marriage relatione which existed
between Norma and Nelson R. Hamilton.
The wife alleged that ihe suffered acta
Edna M. Luae mad ns appearance la
response to summons In divorce action
brought by Charlea E. Luse. The husband
was granted a decree.
Rarold V. Nleman was releaseed from
the marital obligations which bound him
to Clara V., whom ha charged with abandonment.
A decree of divorce has been entered
In favor of Rose E. Rhutt, who charged
Theodore E. with extreme cruelty.
Will Give Away
Absolutely Free A
Beautiful New Home
A representative from the New
Home Sewing Machine factory
is conducting the big special
demonstration and sale which
closes Friday evening, Dec. 20,
When the New Home Machine
will be given away. Full in
formation as to how this beau
tiful machine will be given
away explained when you
visit our store. Come and see
the grand exhibition of beau
tiful fancy pieces made on a
New Home Machine. Come and
hear the factory representa
tive explain the many advant
ages you will have in using a
New Home, the world's great
est Sewing machine.
$8.70 PER TON
Colds Cause Headaches and Pain.
Feverish Headaches and body pains caused
from a cold are soon relieved by taking
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets.
There's only one "Bromo Quinine." E. W.
GROVE'S signature on tha box. 80c.
There's Money to be Saved
By Attending the Big Annual
JPvy 60 Doses, !
30 Cents J
I KJuroBtTASI Everv X S
SSt-Vh Should Have nnili
X IK 4 j
COUGHS COLDS (j IffH f
SORE THROAT I JOJl
X. quickly rellevsd by 1 I 8
.thls time-tested remedy f LHJ1I ft is
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No Need to Pay More Money for Less
Lump Egg Nut Sizes.
Carried in if you say so.
SUNDERLAND BROTHERS CO.
3d Floor, Keeline Bid. Phone Tyler 2700
Spadra Grate and Petroleum Carbon on hand
for immediate delivery.
SHOE 5 ALE!
Shoes Being Sold at Cost and Below Cost
A a: "Ms
until 9 p.m.
Over 10,000 Pairs Must be Sold
Shoes for Men and Women
Shoes for Street, Dress and Work
Shoes from $1 .95 to $9.95 - - - worth from$6 to $14
Walk-Over Boot Shop
317 South 16th Street
Women's Phoenix and Onyx
Hosiery, discontinued numbers
and shades, while t 1 1 Q
for Holiday Giving
Nothing you could give would be more
appropriate this Christmas than a
. beautiful Electric Lamp. Electric
Lamps are recommended not only for
their decorative value, but also for
A Wonderful Showing of
the Latest Lamps
is to be found in our display rooms
parlor lamps, table lamps, floor lamps,
reading lamps and boudoir lamps in an
infinite range of prices and styles. Here
you are certain to find something suit
able no matter what your taste may be
or what price you wish to pay. Come
in while the selection is still large.
Nebraska -Power Co.
k "Your Elect ic Service Co. ipany"
15th and Farnam-Tel. Tyler Three-One-Hundred
SOUTH SIDE ELECTRIC SHOP
2314 M St
Phone South Three
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