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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. JANUARY 28, 1919.
TO NATIVE LAND
fells Members of Scottish
Clans He Is Proud of Hav
ing Been Born Near
Home of Burns.
John L. Kennedy paid a tribute
to Scotland and the Scots in his talk
Jast night to members and friends
Clan Gordon No. 63, Order of
Scottish Clans, in .the Swedish audi
torium. He spoke extemporaneously,
having been summoned at the last
moment to take the place of Gover
nor McKelvie, who was called to
Washington on business.
The occasion was in commemora
tion of the 160th anniversary of the
birth of Robert Burns, the immortal
bard who sang of liberty and free
dom. Honor Burns Memory.
"I am proud to say that I was
born near Ayr, the birthplace of
Burns," said Mr. Kennedy. "Whcrc
ever the English language is spoken,
the memory of Burns is honored
and revered. The spirit of liberty as
expressed in the great world con
flict, was the same spirit that moved
Burns to write for humanity.
"If you would know the part that
Scotland has taken in this war, go to
!he lowlands and the highlands, and
k- i.:ii .. j i .1 i.
have surpassed them for courage.
Scotland and the Scotch have never
fought for royalty as such, but for
Only One Language.
"Let us as Scots merge ourselves
with American ideals and institu
tions. We need only one language
in this country, and this country is
large enough for only one class of
people loyal people.
"My heart gots back in sympathy
o those beautiful hills and vales of
Scotland, to those people who have
made such noble sacrifices; but
make no mistake, every beat of my
heart and every drop of my blood
is for this, my land of adoption."
Chief Falconer of the Clan pre
sided. He said that the power and
influence of Burns have moved oco
ple to suffer and sacrifice for free
Highland Fling of Course.
The vocalists on the program
were: George P. Paterson, Mrs. H.
W. Wallace, Louis II. Knettle and
Miss Ruth Gordon. A Scot's reel
was offered by Misses Hislop, Mc
Taggart, Reed and Shewan. Miss
Dorothy Sandberg daiiced a High
land fling. Pipe-major George Mc
Dougall appeared in kilties with his
pipes. Edward Dewar Challiner
Dancing followed the formal pro
gram. Board of Education
Funds Cannot Be Used
for "Junket Trips"
Judge Troup has ruled in favor
jf Edward A- Smith, plaintiff, in an
iction against the Board of Edu
ction, relating! to the expenditure
jf public funds for "junket trips."
The case in point referred to a
representative of the board sent to
;astem cities ostensibly to inspect
high schools of commerce and junior
high schools. This representative
mended an educational meeting at
Mlantic City as a side feature of
"To allow thjs expenditure of
money would open the door to the
abuse of this privilege as they claim
;t to he," said the court. "The mat
ter of paying expenses of teachers
and others on errands of alleged
particular importance does not come
within the statutes."
Petition to the Secretary of War
to Send Soldiers Home With
Six Months' Pay
Sign this petition, get your friends to sign it and
forward it to The Omaha Bee.
To the Hon. Newton D. Baker,
Secretary of War:
The undersigned respectfully urge you to return to
their homes as soon as possible the soldiers who have ac
complished so brilliantly every object America' had in the
war. , "
We urge, also, that you obtain the necessary authority
to pay these men their military wages for six months, or
for some sufficient period after their discharge from the
army until they can obtain useful and remunerative em
ployment. We urge this as an act of simple justice by a great na
tion to its heroes.
THOTO 'PlAY OFFERING .T FOR. TODAY' "
WHEN" Allen Holubar, director,
was making the famous pic
ture, "The Heart of Human
ity," he engaged a young man who
was eager to be an actor and told
him to "die" in a battle scene. He
did. He "died" in a trench filled
with water, and somebody stepped
on him, almost drowning him.
Naturally his enthusiasm was damp
ened. When he came to he quit his
"I want to be an actor, not a
diver," he growled.
Vesta Pegg, who has usually been
seen as "the bad man" of Harry
Carey's western photoplays, has just
completed ht part of the Cisco Kid
in "The Caballero's Way," a two
reel western made by Harry Harvey
from the famous O. Henry story.
Yvette Mitchell played the part, of
Tonia .and William Jefferies that of
"The Shepherd of the Hills," the
widely-read story of the Ozarks,
filniatized under the direction of
Harold Bell Wright, its author, bids
fair to make an epoch in the art of
the silent drama. The attraction
which will he shown at the Brandeis
theater twice daily all this week is
made in 10 reels with incidental
music written and selected espe
cially. ,vLoveIy Mary" is a screen adapta
tion of Alice Hegan Rice's charm-
On the Screen Today
BRANDEIS "SHEPHERD OF THE
Ill ALTO -NAZI. MOV A In "EYE FOR
STRAND D. W. GRIFFITH'S "THE
GREATEST THING IN LIFE."
SI N MARGARITA FISHER in "FAIR
Ml'SK MADGE KENNEDY in "DAY
EMl'KEsW PEGGY HYLAND In THE
GIRL OF NO REGRETS." T
ORI'lltl M South Side 24th and M
MAE MARSH in "HIDDEN FIRES."
I.OTHROP 24th and Lothrop ETHEL
HARRYMORE In "OUR MRS. Mr
C HESNEY." LYONS-MORAN COM
EDY. SUBURBAN 34th and Ames HENRI
KRAUS in "LA MISERABLES."
GRAND I6th and Binnfy PRIVATE
PEAT in "PRIVATE PEAT."
HAMILTON 40th and Hamilton
ALICE BRADY In "THE DEATH
ing story, "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab
bage Patch." The screen version
is by Francis Marion. Lovey Mary
will be played by Marguerite Clark.
The half comic, half pathetic char
acter of the story is admirably
suited to her abilities. The Rialto
has booked it for February 23.
Helen Cibsoi, known as the "dare
devil" western star, is making two
reelerj under the direction of Harry
Harvey. "The Straggler," by George
Hivey, has just been completed. In
the cast are Pete Morrison, Buck
Connor, Joe Rickson, Vesta Pegg,
and Harry De More.
Professor Jones Will Give
Series of Eight Lectures
The first of a series of eight lec
tures on questions which will come
up in the peace conference will be
delivered 'by Prof. Guernsey Jones,
Ph. D., F. R. S., head of the Eng
lish Jiistory department of the state
university thi safternoon in the audi
torium of the Central High school.
The lectures will be given every
Thursday at 4 o'clock, and the pub
lic is invited. Course tickets at
$2.00 or tickets for each lecture
will be on sale at the door.
Prof. Jones' subject this after
noon will be "The Revolution in
Russia and the Menace of Bolshev
ism." Among his other lectures
will be "What's Up in Ireland,"
"British Rule in India," and "The
Ralph to Be Examined
on an Insanity Charge
George Ralph. . arrested on
suspiciott Saturday of being
Mary Magdaline Catholic church,
Nineteenth and Dodge streets, was
given 30 days in jail by Police Judge
Fitzgerald on a charge of vagrancy.
Ralph is a religious fanatic. Police
say they had no evidence to charge
him with vandalism. He will be ex
amined by the board of insanity.
South Side Funerals.
John Stevens, 76 years old, died
in the South Side hospital Sunday
night. He is survived by two broth-
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AG Alii TO STUDY
Committee Appointed to De
termine Number of Troops
Needed on Rhine and
Taris, Jan. 27 No reply to the
invitation extended to the various
Russian factions for a conference
with representatives of the asso
ciated governments has been re
ceived. The protests that have been
filed by the anti-bolshevik elements
in Paris arc not regarded as fully
authorized by their governments,
and the reply sent out by M. Tchit
cherin. the bolshevik foreign min
ister, bv wireless through Stock
holm and addressed to a Paris news
paper, is considered altogether unof
It was stated today that no an
nouncement would be made at pres
ent regarding the status of the Rus
sian problem. I he next move, it
may be said, however, probably will
be to bring up the matter again be
fore the council for further study.
Fix Troops Needed.
The committee appointed by the
supreme council to consider how
many allied and American troops
shall befjeept on the western front
held a meeting today and received
reports from experts concerning the
situation on the Rhine and in Ger
many. Progress, it is reported, was made
in clearing up the situation, but
much remains to be done before the
committee is in a position to make
a final recommendation to the su
preme council concerning the exact
number of soldiers of each national
ity required for garrison purposes
in Germany and' the maintenance
of the frontic, against any possible
It is learned that the determina-
I tion of the American War depart
i ment to return the American troops
j now in Europe to their homes will
j not. be affected by any decisions
; reached by the committee. There
will be no departure from the plan
j arranged for the return of ' the
troops, allowance having been made
in advance for the retention in Ger
many and Russia of all American
soldiers regarded as forming a fair
quota for the United States.
Fire Razes Business
Section of Nodaway;
Other Towns Send Help
(Special to The Bee.)
Creston, la., Jan., Jan. 27. A fire
which destroyed eight business
buildings and caused an estimated
loss of from $75,000 to $100,000 oc
curred today at Nodaway, la., 30
miles west of Creston. I he hre
started in a drug store on the west
side of the street and before it was
under control had burned eight o
Nodaway's largest business houses.
Two buildings south of the drug
store and five buildings north of it
were burned. The postoflice was
razed to flteep the flames from
The residence part of the town
was threatened and the .fire was
kept from spreading there with
Help was sent from Villisca. A
hardware store, drug store, pool
hall, grocery, barber shop and the
central office were among the prin
cipal business houses burned. All
of the buildings were frame struc
tures. Dr. Pratt, Reported
as Dead, Cables That
He Will Be Home Soon
Dr. George Pratt of this city,
who was reported by the War de
partment as having died of pneu
monia in France two weeks ago,
yesterday cabled to his wife, who
lives at the Ellwood apartments,
that he had recovered from his re
cent illness and that he expected to
be home in a few weeks. The mes
sage was from Toul, France, where
Dr. Fratt has been ill in a hospital.
Arrest Woman on Charge
of Defrauding Hotel Keeper
Miss Grace Osborne, physician
and dietitian of Chicago, who in
stituted aH3,000,000 suit against the
Loose-Wiles Biscuit company Jan
uary 2, was arrested Monday after
noon on a charge of defrauding an
innkeeper. John O. Yeiser, her at
torney, brought about her release on
The warrant for her arrest was
signed by Frank Smith, superin
tendent of the Fontenelle hotel.
where Miss Osborne is staying with
her sister, Mrs. Louise Osborne
Fersan. The two have been staying
at the Fontenelle during the past
month, awaiting the outcome of the
lawsuit. Police say a hotel bill of
$130 has been incurred.
.Mrs. Fersan and Miss Osborne
brought suit against the biscuit com
pany to recover payment of roy
alties they said were due them in
acceptance of a formula of a "pork-and-bean
Manning Says the "Flu" -Epidemic
There were only nine deaths from
Spanish , influenza last week and
two on the first day of this week,
according to the city health com
missioner's report. No new cases
were reported today- "The epidemic
seems to have died out," says
Health Commissioner Manning.
Collection of Relics.
Mrs. Kilgore of the claim depart
ment of the Union Pacific is in re
ceipt of a collection of relics from
the war zone of Europe, sent by a
friend who was at the front for a
number of months. One of the
most unique things in the collection
is a vase fashioned out of a 75 shell.
Tl... : " - 1 1 ' 1 r
iiitic in a suidii rusary piCKCCI irom j
the. bodv of a dead Gprman nirrre
of shrapnel and a belt ornamented
witn outtons trom the uniforms
HAT the society night audience
was ereativ taKen wnn inc cur-
rent Orpheum show, with Eddie
Foy and the younger Foys as the
headline attraction, was attested
last evening not merely by the
uncommonly big attendance, but
by the frequent outbursts of spon
taneous applause. The show is one
which includes two feature acts, in
addition to the big stellar offering.
One of these features is the vocal
number of Helen Trix, and her sis
ter, Josephine. Another is the ef
fective humorist, Walter Brower.
The entire bill appeals stroitgV to
"The Confessions of a War Bride,"
with its realism and romance, con
tinues to attract much attention at
the Boyd, where .it is being played
by a competent company at popular
That it's the belief of Omaha's
gentler sex that Mollie Williams is
withal a woman's woman was
plainly shown last Saturday when
the audience which jammed the
Gayety was compossed in part by
over 800 of Omaha's femininity.
Ever since the opening performance
the attraction has drawn as many
women as men and that means that
the theater is continuously sold ont
twice each day. Next to Miss Will
iams, Enul Casper s impersonation
of Bert Williams shines with great
brilliancy. Ladies' matinee daily at
lilt unliving v inua -va aiui.il
. I- I I i ' W ' irtiftn
in me musical toiucuy .iviiss
at the Empress, is a feature of the
act. It is elaborately staged and the
girls are handsomely costumed. The
photoplay attraction is "The Girl
With No Regrets." featuring the
popular t-ox star, reggy nyiana.
Howard Kyle is to appear in "The
Eyes of Youth," in Support of Mar
Robert McWade will appear in a
play, "Live Forever," which will be
produced by Klaw & Erlanger and
George C. Tyler.
One New York critic says that
Stuart Walker has achieved a new
triumph in "The Laughter of the
Gods," by Lord Dunsany, the well
known Irish dramatist. This new
thriller, writes another, has enormous
dramatic grip. It is a symbolic fan
tasy with gorgeous scenery. George
Gaul won his high praise in the chief
The death is reported of Isabel
Coe, at one time one of the most
popular actresses on the stage and
once leading woman for Nat C.
Goodwin. Her first great success
was made in Niobe. In private life
she was the wife of Frank McKee, a
well-known New York manager. She
j retired from the stage 18 years ago.
but always retained a great interest
in the theater.
Want Uniform Switching
Rate Across the River
The question of switching..cbarges
between Omaha and Council Bluffs
will come before the Omaha Dis
trict feight traffic committee ' at a
meeting to be held Thursday morn
ing. The switching charges between
the two cities now runs from $2 to
$5 a car, the Great Western main
taining the lowest charge. Shippers
will ask that the charges be placed
on a uniform basis, contending for
the $2 per car rate, maintaining that
if the Gereat Western can handle
the business on this basis, the other
roads can do the same.
At the Thursday hearing before
the committee Nebraska oil rates
will be taken into consideration. At
both the hearings, Iowa shippers
will be represented by Clifford
Thorne of Des Moines, formerly of
the Iowa State Railway commission.
Keeps Man from Suicide.
Patrol Conductor Plotts prevented
Edward Duffy, demented laborer,
O'Brien hotel, from slashing him
self to death Monday afternoon. On
the way to the police station in the
patrol, Duffy took a knife from his
pocket and tried to cut his throat.
Duffy was being arrested for theft.
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