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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1919.
BUDGET TO MEET
CITY TAX LEVY
Stormy Session in Which
Planning Board Is Put on
the Irons But Pulls
City council, after a stormy ses
sion yesterday afternoon, finally
squeezed the appropriations for mi
ning the city government in 1919
down to the amount estimated to be
available from the tax levy, to vvft,
Tii tav to ; ti R?rmn Kf
I all tht is levied is collected and the'
commissioners m making their pre
liminary cuts didn't take cognizance
of this fact.
A violent argument over the city
planning commission was a feature
of the final bout yesterday.
"I'll vote to drop the whole city
planning commission," said Com
missioner Butler. "It isn't giving
Money For City Planning.
9 Other commissioners, however.
thought the commission is doing
J work which will show up in years
to come. Commissioner Ure said lie
? thought the city planning cominis
I sion should not get the $15,000
I voted to it a few days ago, this be
ing just double its last year's ap
' propriation. He asked for a cut to
I $10,000. Finally the commission's
appropriation was left at $15,000.
1 From the citv library's appropria-
tion of $55,000 tne sum of $5,000 was
I taken, giving it $50,000 for the year
hinstead of $45,000 tht it had last
j Budget is Fixed.
f From" the miscellaneous fund
I $7,000 was taken. The judgment
fund was reduced by $5,000. Several
other small cuts were made until
the final budget as agreed on for
iy iy was as tollows:
Public affairs department, $105,-
Accounts and finance department,
Police, sanitation and public
Fire protection and water supply,
I $640,800. r
Mreet cleaning ana maintenance,
1 Parks and public property, $112,-
- Public improvements, $139,500.
lhe newly created miscellaneous
fund has $76,390 and the muncipat
garage fund, $40,000.
The -budget will be , passed by
resolution at the meeting of city
I council this morning.
V - Revoke Soft Drink License.
' An amendment to the soft drink
) ordinance was passed after an argu
" ment. The amendment makes the
3 possession or sale of intoxicating
liquor by a soft drink parlor sum-
cient reason for the revoking of the
dealer's permit. It also raises the
Caprice of a permit from $1 to, $5 a
year." Under the old ordinance the
, permit could not be revoked until
the dealers had been convicted of an
offense. ' '
I "You will get farther in this ousi
ness by common sense than by radi
j cal ideas," Commissioner Zimman
i sfid in opposing,,, the, amendment.
! "There is no more reason for this
amendment in regard to the 700 or
1 800 SQft drink places than in re
I gird to the fruit stands or haber
i djshery stores. A man may go into
one of these places with a bottle of
V wtiisky on his hip and drink it in a
; side room. And if an officer sees him
tire" dealer's permit may be revoked
a once and his business destroyed
( tlffough no fault of his."
'., Mr. Ringer said they have ' had
trpuble with many of the soft drink
parlors and he intends to shut down
! ort them with an iron hand,
j $ Gas Bills Too High. '
y committee of women from the
j Btmis park district presented their
; grievances against the gas company
for greatly increased bills.
Airs. G. A. Bartholomew, 1026
INbrth Thirty-third street, declared
fthpt bills havt doubled and trebled
f in the last three months.
1' f'Our bill went from an average of
; $ia month to $4.83 aitf the next
i month to a little over $6T she said.
IsSc mentioned, another which rose
fri.ni $3.75 to $13.
airs. A. Blomberg, 2870 Titus ave
'nue, said, "Our bill used to average
$5fand we had nine boarders. Now
twjien there are only three of! us we
ihid a bill of $13 and $9 in tie last
S .. tl,c ' . t
jTmnmissinner Ure said he thought
jmfcerf of this increase in the bills was
dtfc to tne tact mai sonicuiucs mc
readings art, for less ana sometimes
fol more than a month.
My last bill," he said, "was 50 per
ccjit higher than the one before, but
Hound the bigger bill was for a pe
riod of two weeks longer than the
?rjaller one, and the cost pf gas per
day on the larger bill was actually
less than the smaller one."
Af-.nri smith said he kllCW in
some households it is customary to
t;it h pas iii the oven in the
rmbrnine and use it to help warm up
. fhe whole question was reterrea
toi Mayor Smith to investigate,
j r . Protestt Repair Shop.
"Clarke Powell appeared before the
rit to nrotest aeainst the
location of the municipal garage and
repair shop m the basement oi me
w aKcnlniplv need that SDace
!fof the Auto show, beginning March
1CL he said. " i was snocwea wnen
fno.r Frtilc of the Auditorium
telephoned me that we could not
v.s$ tffe basement mis year uu x
think it is a, great mistake to put a
mSor ;n the Auditorium. It may
sale you something on garage hire
10 cuy cars, uui ii
HAdoo Will Not Assist in
SeUlement of Peace Treaty
i Washington, Jan. 6. The advisa
tlinir William G. McAdoo
ftofEun. e io assist ipconsideration
o financial arrangements oi ic
cttlmmt was discussed be-
ten Mr. McAdoo and President
'i!.n several weeks aeo by cable.
Sit iwas learned today, but the de
cision was against it. Mr. McAdoo,
it;is understood, tert tnat treasury
lkrint9tivii alrtadv in EuroDe
Icojbld advise adequately on foreign
ti.1i9ti nH nthrr financial matters
Former Omaha" Girl
4 in Red Cross Work in
Paris. Called by Death
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MAUDE MAE BUTLER ,
A cablegram received Monday an
nounces the death on Thursday of
Maude Mae Butler, head stenog
rapher in the bureau of construction
of the American Red Cross in Paris.
The cable does not state the cause
of Miss Butler's deafli.
Miss Butler left Omaha October
18, for New York, sailing within a
few days for Paris. She was bprn
in Omaha and was a graduate of
Brownell Hall. Miss Butler was
employed for a year in the engineer
ing department at Fort Omaha,
leaving this position to enter Red
Cr64s service abroad.
She is survived by her mother,
Mrs. R. B. CVter of Ogden, Utah,
and two brothers, George D. Bu'.!:r
and Charles W. Butler of Omaha.
ONLY ONE BID
MADE ON BONDS
Delay in Advertising Issue
Given as Cause by Mem
bers; Warfield Re-Elected
One slitary bid was all that the
Board of Education received for the
$1,000,000 worth of bonds for a new
High School of Commerce building.
Great disappointment was express
ed 'at the board meeting last night
when the "bids" were opened.
It is estimated that the city lost
at least $47,000 because the bonds
were advertised a month too late.
This was. due to the fact that the
capital issues committee in Wash
ington was slow In approving the
bonds. . .... .. .
Six weeks ago, after consulting
with borld firms, the board's com
mittee decided that a 4yi per cent
issue would sell at par.
The hid received last night ' was
only $95.32 for a per cent bond.
In other words, the $1,000,000 of
bonds would sell for only $953,200
on the 4' per cent basis.
Boston Firm Makes Bid.
This bid was made by Merrill,
Oldham and company, Boston.
Mass., represented here by Stull
Bros. The firm made alternative
bids of $103.08 for 5 per cent bonds
and of $100.03 for the entire Issue if
$400,000 are made 4'A per cent
and $600,000 are 5 per cent bonds.
The board realizes that every
minute now is precious if the bonds
are to be floated even at a higher
rate of interest A new resolution
was passed immediately, instructing
the secretary to advertise the bonds
at 5 per cent. This advertisement
will be telegraphed to the New York
bond papers and bids for the issue
at 5 per cent arfe. to beopened here
on January 20. It is hoped to es
cape the expected "avalanche of
bonds" which will be offered for sale
very soon, and the consequent low
rfrice which will accompany a large
supply of bonds.
ReVd Elected President.
W. E. Reed was re-elected presi
dent of the board unanimously. On
the first ballot he received 10 votes
and C. V. Warfield two. The elec
tion was made unanimous, accom
panied by several commendatory
speeches regarding the efficient and
pleasant manner in which Mr. Reed
lias filled the office in the past.
Mr. Warfield was elected vice
president. On the first ballot he
received 11 votes and A. R; Wells
received one. Mr. Warfield's elec
tion was also made unanimous..
The following members, elected,.
in November, were seated? John
Bekins. F. A. Brosran, J. H. Wallace,
D. C. Eldredge. Charles J. Tohnson,
E. G. McGilton and F. W. Faulk.
AJ1 except Mr. Faulk were re-elected.
Committee to Investigate.
A special committee, consisting of
President Reed and Members Wells,
Talmage. Clark, and Eldredge, was
appointed to investigate the bond
of City Treasurer Endres for school
funds and take actiyi on it. A bond
was presented for 5500.000 but ob.
jection was made that there wasn't
a single underwriting company of
well-known stability on it. The
committee is to secure fujl reports
regarding the financial condition of
each underwriter before approving
Leaves of absence were granted
to E. D. GVpson. Eula D. Webster
and Edna L.Tickering.
The resignations of Hazel L. Cam
ery, Helen Cornell and A. .T. Dervin
were accepted. Ralph E. Himstead
was appointed to the Central High
Slav Minister Resigns. .
Basel, Jan. 6. Dr. Benes, foreign,
ministenof Czechb-Slovakia. has re
signed, according to. a Budapest
dispatch received here.
' T Cum A Cold In On Df
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE (Tab
lets.) It-itopi the Cough and Headache
and work! oft the Cold. K. W. GROVE'S
signature on each box. JOc t
TO HOLD VOMEM
Says It is Not According to
Constitution; Should Go to
Jail if Violating the
- . s
' Mayor Smith yesterday quoted
the federaT constitution in support
of his stand againtt the confining ot
alleged prostitutes in the detention
hospital unless they first have been
convicted o,f a crime.
"The constitution says," declared
the mayor, "that no person shall be
thrown into prison unless he a first
been convicted in a court.
"I object to this hospital also be
cause in it you are trying to :ure
prostitutes instead of trying to cure
prostitution. If a woman has vio
lated the laws let her be thrown
into jail and treated while there if
she has a disease. If she has not
violated the laws she must be al
lowed to go free."
Major Leeder of the .United
States public health service ad
dressed the council, outlining the
program o the government in
fighting social disease. The mayor
interrupted him to object to a
statement maa in one of the framed
bulletins being posted in public
places. This statement is to :t:e
effect that the public health depart
ment believes that 20 per cent of
the men from 20 to 30 years of age
are suffering from social disease.
Accept and Then Cure.
"That is a conservative state
ment," declared Major Leeder.
"When the draft law was first put
into operation the government de
cided to accept no men suffering
from social diseases. But it was
found .that so large a number had
these diseases that, to exclude them,
would very seriously interfere with
building an army. The new policy
was adopted then of accepting them
and curing them after they were in
"It was found, moreover, that . 5
per cent of men examined by draft
boards and found free of such dis
ease contracted it between the time
they were examined by the drat',
boards and the time they arrived in
the cantonments. One case is on
record where a woman at the Mex
ican border infected 120 men :n two
;days. Such is the awful rats at
which one diseJbed person may
spread the disease."
The major stated that 90 per cent
of prostitutes are suffering -from
Girls a Menace.
"There is also a grave menace
from gitl.jind women of loose
morals," he said. "These women
may work at regular work oilive
at home. When infected they go to
a doctor or resort to some other
means of being treated, but there
is liyle chance of their being dis
covered through police channels."
; City council directed Commis
sioner Ringer to continue with the
work of the detention hosuital, but
declined to vote "him the $24,000
which he asked for the work. The
hospital will be moved within a few
days from -Twenty-second street
and St. Marys avenue to the old
county jail, Eleventh and Dooge
street. This will cut a large rent
item from the expense. The doc
tor who takes care of the cases
gives his services, free. Major Leed
er said the government will supply
the medicine required. There are
about 40 women now undergoing
Last Public Words
Uttered by Roosevelt
Plea for Americardsm
New York, Jan. 6. What was the
last publicy statement by Colonel
Roosevelt was read last night at an
"All-American, concert" here under
the auspices of the American De
fense society, of which he was hon
"I cannot be with you and so all
I can do is to wish you Godspeed,"
it read. "There must be no sagging
back n the fight for Americanism
merely because the war is over.
"There are plenty of persons who
have already made the assertion that,
they believe the American people
have a short memory and that they
intend to revive all the foreign asso
ciations which most directly inter
fere with the complete Americaniza
tion of our people. Our principle in
this matter should be absolutely sim
ple. "In the first place, we should in
sist that if the immigrant who comes
here does in good faith become an
American and assimilates himself to
us, he shall be treated on an exact
equality with everyone else, for it
any such man because of creed or
birthplace or origin. But this is
predicated upon the man's becorrting
in very fact an American and noth
ing but an American. x
"If he tries to keep segregated
with men of his own origin and sep
arated from the rest of America,
then he isn't doing his part as an
American. There can be no divided
alliance at all.
"We have room for but one flag,
the American flag, and this excludes
the red flag, wheih symbolizes all
wars against liberty and civilization
just as much as it excludes any for
eign flag of a nation to which we are
hostile. We have room for but one
language here and that is the Eng
lish language, for we intend to see
that the crucible turns our people
out as Americans and American na
tionality and not as dwellers in a
polygot boarding house; and we
have room for but one sole loyalty,
and thai is loyalty to the American
Fire at Smefter Does .
Small Damage to Ice House
' ' Sparks from a switch engine set
fire to tte room tof the main ice
house at the American Smelting""and
Refining company on the' river front
f near the Pouglas street bridge Mon
day night. Firemen from the smelt
ing company put out the flames be
fore serious damage was done,
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AFTER the matinee Wednesday
afternoon at the Orphcum, the
mystifying Leona LeMar will
welcome the general public at a re
ception to be held on the stage. Those
present may ask her what auestions
they desire. Thursday will be
"sealed letter" day. Before you
come to the theater write your
questions and seal them. If she fails
to tell what they are. or fails to
nswer them her manager is to for
feit $1,000. The Friday matinee re
ception, after the regular perform
ance, will be for women exclusively.
During that time no men Vill be in
the theater, not even the niusicians
or the orchestra or the stage hands.
Such an arrangement is made so that
the women who go upon the stage
may ask the most delicate questions
without the slightest danger of embarrassment.
With rarely an exception, every
audience to have ' witnessed "The
Sporting Widows" at the Gayety
this week reward the clever two
score of entertainers by a generous
round of applause after the final
curtain has fallen. Harry Cooper
and his "side kick,", in fun, Joe
Brown, are giving their best efforts
and are therefore winning laughs ga
lore. June Le . Veay's soprano
voice shows mucii careful culture.
Ladies' matinee daily all week.
"The Unkissed Bride" is makific
a lot of friends for the company at
the Boyd this week. The individual
roles stand out strongly, while the
background of comedy is. full of
meat for laughter. A snecial mati
nee will be played on Wednesday.
jeno, Keyes ana Melrose, sing
their way into favor at the Empress
theater. Mattie Choate and com
pany have a comedy sketch entitled
"Public Service," that keeps the au
dience roaring with laughter.
Local Workers Seek to ,
Raise Money for
Relief in Near East
To determine the best Methods of
raising the $53,000, the Douglas
county quota pledged by the Selling
and Advertising league to the Amer
ican committee for relief jn the
Near East, was the purpose of a
meeting held by the league at the
Fontenelle hotel last night.
The committee will stage a drive
for $30,000,000 for the relief of suf
fering Armenians. Syrians. Greeks
and Persians now under Turkish op
pression, lhe drive begins on the
12th and ends on the 19th of Tan-
uary. The quota for Douglas county
is $53,000. .
William J: Shallcross, in charge of
the drive in six states, spoke to the
members of the league on the im
portance of making good their
pledge. He described the horrible
suffering of these oppressed races.
"Six hundred thousand corpses
mark the road from the Dead sea to
the Persian gulf," said Mr. Benson,
in speaking of the Turkish atroci
Dr. John Baptist, himself an Ar
menian, spoke of the massacre of all
of his immediate family by the
lurks. He advocated a free and
The meeting closed with a dis
cussion of the best methods ad
vertising the coming drive.
IOWA LAW MAY BE
PRES. J. H, BULLA
Thinks There Is Chance That
Quarantine Regulations on
Cattle May Be
If the head vetenarian of the Iowa
Board of Sanitation finds that Sioux
City authorities are unable to en
force Iowa's stringent stock inspec
tion laws, there is a chance that the
law may he modified, according to
J.J I. Bulla, president of the" Ne
braska Board of Sanitation. Mr.
Bulla returned Saturday from Des
Moines, where a joint meeeting of
the Iowa and Nebraska boards was
held. He received little encourage
ment with regard to the modification
of the law at that time.
The Iowa vetenarian went to Sioux
City yesterday to investigate reports
that Sioux City was not enforcing
Many Returning Soldiers
Employed in Packing Plants
More than 200 returning soldiers
obtained employment in the Omaha
packing houses during December
through the federal employment bu
reau, according to thei statement is
sued this morning by P. J. Dorii,
manager of the South Side bureau.
Of this number practically -140
previously had been employed in
the packing houses before they were
inducted into army service. Ap
proximately 60 of the 200 were new
men, and 270 were employed as com
mon laborers. Thirty were given
back their positions as clerks in the
Mr. Dorn's report also shows that
there were 561 vacancies in the pack
ing plants during December, and
that out of 548 applications referred
by him for jobs. 334 were placed. It
was said that the demand for com
mon labor at the packing houses is
about equal to the supply. In the
case of skilled butchers, however, it
is pointed out that the demand ex
ceeds the supply.
HANNA C. LINDBLAD, 34 years
of age, wife of Arvid C. Lindblad,
3337 Maple street, died In her home
Sunday. Funeral services will be
held in the N. P. Swanson chapel
this afternoon at 2 o'clock, in
terment will be in Forest Lawn
JOHN F. BEHM, 71 years old,
died Sunday in his home. Funeral
services will be conducted in the
Cole & McKay parlors this morning
at 10 o'clock by St. Johns Masonic
MRS. NELLA DOEDYMS BUR
DIN, wife of Albert Burdin, died in
her home Sunday. She was 23 years
of age. Funeral services will be Ireld
in the Haynes chapel today. In
terment will be in Forest Lawn
MRS. W. B. WTLKINS, the wife
of Walter B. Wllkins, jr., died of
pneumonia at Berkeley, Cal., Sat
urday morning. Mr. Wjlkins was
born and brought up in Omaha, mov
ing to California some years ago.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Wilkins of this city.
rnw & J ' 4-14-vt wr r CticiiMUO r ule TUDAY
TTTHO.is the girl that Charlie
Vy. (Chaplin married recent
" ly?" has been asked by
thousands, especially sinceher first
appearance in Omaha in a film
since her marriage is this week at
the Brandeis. But few people know
that she once lived at Council
Mrs. Chaplin was Mildred Harris,
a pretty 17-year-old girl, already a
well known tilm star. She was born
at Minnehaha Lake, near Cheyenne,
Wyp., her father being a superin
tendent of the Western Division of
the Union Pacific. She is the third
of a family of six children. When
still a child the family came to
Council Bluffs, la., Mr. Harris hav
ing been transferred there.
Miss Harris early developed a
talent for dramatics and appearedJ
VI 1 L-.L T
in several scnooi prouucwona uuiu
in Cheyenne and in Council Bluffs,
and when later the family moved to
California she started as an extra
at Universal City, rapidly rising to
the position of a star.
In person she is small, with a
clear profile and a mobile face that
registers emotions well. She has
made a success of the parts of a
girl of the people rather than strong
She is a good cook and house
keeper and in the film company at
Los Angeles is known as a cham
pion pie baker. Many have been
the messages sent to Charlie rela
tive to having his wife throw pies
at him for practice all of which
she resents, contending that pies
are" too good to be thrown away.
Ernest Truax, who has made such
a pronounced hit in "Come On In"
nrl "C.nnA Rvp Rill " in which
he co-starred with Shirley Mason,
. . I .1.. A.
is now nara at woric yn tne ncxi
Emerson-Lops production, "When
the Boys Come Home."
Into the movie discard:
Shiney Prince Alberts,
Catherine Calvert and Ruby de
Remer are working in the big Sal
vation Army fiUjv which is being
made at Los Angeles.
The girl with the "flaming hair,
accompanied by her aunt, was an in
terested spectator. The man with
the magaphone was calling his or
ders to the motley group of motion
picture actors and "extrasP who were
rehearsing a westerrf scene.
Suddenly the - girl exclaimed:
"Wouldn't it be fun to De one of
these players and be able to let the
folks at home see me ,as an ac
tress?" . ' '
Something in the 'voice attracted
the attention of the man with the
magapfcrne and, turniMr, he saw a
sweet face illumined by great mass
. ,.. ,-. .v ; ... -.
On the Screen Today
rialto william s. hart in
brandeis mrs. charlie t chap
lin in "borrowed clothes."
strand dougles fairbanks in
sun j. warren kerrigan in
MUSE MAE MARSH in "THE RACr
EMPRESS TOM MIX In "TRE'.T
' 'EM ROUGH."
SCBURBAN 24th and Ame MART
MINTER In "ROSEMARY CLIMBS
GRAND 16th and Blnney GLADYS
BROCKWELL. In "THE STRANGE
"ROARING LIONS AND THE MID
BOULEVARD 33d and Leavenworth
ANTONIO MORENO In . "NAU-
HAMILTON 40th and Hamilton
NORMA TALMADGE In "DE
LOTHROI' 24th and Lothroiv
CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG In "THE
ROAD THROUGHT THE DAJ11C.
ORPHEIM South Side, 24th and M
TOM MOORE In "JUST FOR TONIGHT."
of fluffy auburn hair, large eyes cf
blue, fringed with long black lashes,
aftd a trim girlish figure that instant
ly diveted his attention.
Realizing that he had made the
unusual "discovery" of the "perfect
camera face" the man jumped from
his perch and approached the girl.
"If you would like to work in
pictures we'd be pleased to give you
a chance," said he. '
The girl acquiesced. Taken in
hand by the ' man, who introduced
her into the secrets of make-up,
facial expression and the rudiments
of stage deportment, the girl "ar
rived" and within 12 months became
a leading woman.
And this is how Gloria Hope, the
girl with the flaming hair, now lead
ing woman with Harry Carey, be
came a motion picture actress. Her
first picture with him will be "The
Outcast of Poker Flat," based on
Bret Harte's well known story.
A young actor was watching
Josie Sedgwick ft work He remarked
to the heavv that she looked such a
nice, quiet 'sweet girl. The heavy
said she was. 1 he young actor men
asked how the heavy came by his
cut and several bruises. "Josie
Sedgwick gave me those and a few
you can't see in the scrap we staged
yesterday." And now the young
actor has his doubts.
Priscilla Dean's new production
tentatively entitled "Raggedy Ann,"
is now under way with Tod Brown
ing directing. The story was writ
ten by Charles W. Tyler.and scen
arioizedby Harvey Gates.
"Vic" Potell, former conjedy star,
famed for his "Slippery Slim" por
trayals, is to have an important
comedy role in support of Harry
Carey in his next western melo
, drama, "The Outcast of Poker Flat."
Thirteen Students to
Take Degrees at South
High; All Are Girls
Thirteen students, all girls, will
graduate from the South High
school January 24. Graduating ex
ercises, in which students from all
Omaha High schools will partici
pate will be held in the First Metho
A play is being rehearsed by the
Sluth Side students, which will be
given at the South High school
auditorium some day during com
mencement week. Tickets at 35
cents will be on sale for the pjay,'
and its exact date will be an
nounced shortly. ' Professor E. R.
Misner is acting as coach.
A baccalaureate sermon will be
delivered on the evening of January
19, by the Rev. C. C. Wilson of the
South Side Methodist church.
Students graduating on the South
South Side Brevities
Wanted Teams to haul coal. A. L.
Bergqulst & Son. Phone South 62.
Officers of the Live Stock exchange will
be elected today. The polls will close at
4 o'clock. '
Funeral services for Mrs. D. M. Cox,
mother of ShermaA Cox. who died In Los
Angeles, will be held In Omaha Tuesday
lhe Ladies Aid society ot St. Lukes
Lutheran church will meet at the home ot
Mrs. C. A. Anderson, 1711 Missouri avenue,
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The annual Installation of "officers of
Nebraska lodge No. 27, Ancient Order of
United Workmen will be held In the A.
O. V. W. temple, Twenty-fifth and M
streets, Thursday evening, January 9.
If saving weekly Is something new to
you, come in and let us explainxour
Economy Savings Club. You will find the
club to your advantage. The Live Stock
National Bank, 24th and N Sts.
A delegation of IS from the Union
Stock Yards, will leave for the Wool and
Sheep Growing convention In Lander,
Wyo., today A. F. Stryker, secretary of
the exchange will be one of the party.
C. J. Southard, attorney, formerly of
South Omaha, Is now associated In the
law practice In Omaha with C. C. Shep
pard, under the firm name of Sheppard &
Southard, 477-481 Brandeis BIdg., Omaha.
Mrs. Fred Scott of Norfolk, Neb., daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gilqulst, who
until the time of their death lived In
Thirty-sixth and E streets, died In her
home at Norfolk. The body will be
bcought to Omaha for burial.
New courses of study at the South
High school will be started this week.
Their distribution will b made as
thorough ss possible, that all lhe par
ents of prospective students may ap
preciate the advantages offered.
Three men were found guilty ot being
drunk in police court Monday. J. M.
Sargent, 5201 N street, was fined 110
and costs and his brother, James Sargent,
living In the same address, was sentenced
to 30 days In Jail. N. M. Grady, 33l
South Twentieth street, was fined $10 and
Will Ask Limit on Hogs
Be Raised) to 1,500 Cars
Regulations placing a 1,200 car
limit n the number of hogs ship
ped to the Omaha market each week
did not go into effect until 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon and as a conse
ouence more than that number were
on the market today. Hogs totalled,
An endeavor will be made to raise
the limit to 1,500 cars of hogs each
week. It is contended that Omaha
should be allowed , to receive as
many cars of hogs as can he dis
posed of and not limited to the ca
pacity of the kill. ,
Wni Wood Elected Head
of Stock Yards Exchange
The annual election of officers at
the Union Stock Yards exchange
resulted as follows:
President, Will H. Wood.
Vice President, A. E. Rogers.
Directors: Charles Burkes, C. F.
Cox, C. L. Peterson.
Arbitration Committee: R. M.
Laverty, George Francis, P. A.
Jackson, C. E. Metzger, H. G. Kid
doo. Appeals Committee: F. F. A.
Williams, W. F. Bavinger, George
McDonald, Edward Nolan, B. B.
WILSON TO MAKE
T0 PEACE TABLE
Wilson Will Attend Closing
Sessions of Congress and
Return to Peace
Paris, Jan. 6. President Wilson
will return to the United States to
attend the closing sessions of the
present congress, according to
present plans, and will come back
to France for the later sittings of
the peace congress. The presi
dent will make severah addresses
to congress, and after March 4, it
is expected, will return to France.
President of Retailers
Sees No Drop in Shoe Prices
St. Louis, Jan. 6. Because of the
big demand for shoes, especially
those of American make, the price
is not likely to drop for a long
while, John O'Connor, president of
the National Shoe Retailers' associa
tion, said today in addressing the
national convention of that organiza
tion. . t
Speaking on reconstruction, he
said he thought it would be far
simpler than many suppose, bujt if
the retailer tries to cut wages and
return to pre-war basis it will in
evitably bring about discontent and
More than 2,000 retailers are attending.
Taris, Jan. 6. President Wilsos
is due back in Paris at 8 o'clock to
morrow morning. There will be no
formalities over his arrival and hi
will proceed to the Murat residenc
for a series of conferenqes which
will begin to give concrete form to
the work of the peace congress.
Lord Robert Cecil, the British au
thority on a league of nations, will
be one of the 'early arrivals in Farii
after the president. Premier Lloyd
George, if the British cabinet situa
tion permits, is expected toward th
end of the week, and Foreign Sec
retary Balfcur is ready to come from
Cannes whenever he is needed. -
Lord Robert Cecil, it is under
stood, is ready to present a quite
definite plan, giving the British view
point on a society of nations. Leon
Bourgeois also is prepared to out
line the French plan, while the
American delegates have been en
gaged actively in putting their views
in definite shape. The president is
expected to take a lively interest in
Others likely to see the president
are Senator Owen of Oklahoma,
Premier "Venizelos of Greece and a
Zionist delegation for discussion of
questions concerning Palestine, Syria
and Armenia. Parts of the Polish, '
Czecho-Slovak and Serbian delega
tions have arrived and are seekiiig
interviews with the president, who
doubtless will confer with all of
The outlook is for a busy week
preparatory to the assembling of the
inter-allied conference next week.
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