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THE BEE: " OMAHA. MONDAY. FEBRUARY
Calling of Congress at Time
Assembly Is to Meet Con
sidered Menace to
licrlin, Feb. 2. Wijth the time for
,tlie convening of the German na
tional assembly only four days off,
the political situation has suddenly
taken on an aspect which must be
considered menacing to the 'gov
ernment While it is unlikely that any at
tempt will be made to disperse the
constitute assembly at Weimar there
probably will be what amounts to a
rival parliament in session simul
taneously in Berlin. The Berlin
meeting wilt be a national congress
of all soldiers' councils, called oil
ftlie initiative of the local council of
Berlin, obstensibly to consider the
question of retaining the power of
military command in the councils.
Gives Spartacans Another Chance.
Among those who have followed
the activities of the councils since
,ihe recent revolt, and particularly
in the last week, there is little
BRINGING UP FATHER
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
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GRIPPING STORY 1
The Much Discussed Play
doubt, however, that the congress
will afford the Spiirtacans, inde
pendent socialists and other radicals
an opportunity to insist on the re
tention of the soviet system, alone
if possible, but in any event as a gov
ernment department having equal
rights with any eventual parliament
or other governmental body.
Although the decision to hold this
congress is obviously a vote of lack
of confidence in the central com
mittee, the latter permits it to be
unofficially announced that it is
"indisposed to grant this wish."
Attack .War Minister.
The resolution, adopted in the
Berlin soldier's councils, summoning
the congress, declared that War
Minister Reinhardt's recent order "is
calculated to reduce the councils to
a position of impotence and in
significance," an opinion which the
Berlin council had strikingly illus
trated this week when it sent a de
mand to the members of the cabinet
to appear before it and K "end their
recent course, and particularly their
altitude during bolshevik week.
The government, in a written re
ply, declined to a "car before a
local council, wh :'i was quite un
authorized to exercise control over
the national government.
Short Term Notes
quotations through the National City
company. First National Bank building,
Oniahn:" Bld' . A,S!?T'
Am. Tel. Tel. 6 (1 9S5) . . . . 101! Vi 10J
Amer. Tobacco 7s (1921). ...102
Am. -Cohacco 7i (1982) 101 1M
Am Tel. Tel. 7s (1923) . . . . 1034 W
Arm. .4 To. ton. 1. l19.100t 100
Arm. & Co. con. 1. 6s U20.10 1001,
Ann . Co. con. 1. 6s I23).luM4 101 i
Arm. & Co. con. U. " (1824).llMHi
Beth. Steel Co. 7s (1919)... .100H 101
Beth Steel Co. 7.1 (1922). ...100 101
Beth. Steel Co. '7s (1923) ... .101 "I
British 5M, (ltl) 10
Hritinh S4 (1921)... JJ
rentral Anientlne C. s (1927) 87 S9
B .t Q. Joint 4s (1921).. 95
"hi. ft West. Ind. R (1919).. 7 M
,'ltv of r.-irl (1021) ';
:utUhy Pek co. 7s (IMS). tea w
Delaware & Hudson 5s (1920). 8i 99
r'-,!. Knrm Loan 4V:S (U37. .! 1 "(;
Pol. Farm Loan N 193S). .1021 I "J
3eneral Electric 6s (1920). ..100H 101
lnterboro K .T. 7s (li21 7 9
l!igg"t & Myers (1921). .100 WOVi
Union Taclflc 6s (192S) 104 105
rimkcr, Uet. Axle 7s 1M0J..100 1U1H
U. S Whnrty 3s 9"-S
U 8. Liberty 1st 4s 93.1t 93.6
U S. Liberty 24 4s 92-86 ;
V. H. Liberty 1st 4Ws "'S f IS'?!
V. S. Liberty 2a 4Vis 94.50 94.b0
U a Mbty 3d 4i. ...,....S.4 95.50
J. S. Liberty 4th 4 Us 4.S0 94 68
Local Stocks and Bonds.
Quotations furnlherl by Burns. Brlnker
and company. 449 Omaha National bank
STOCKS Bkl A9kpd
Com. Life. Ins.. Omaha." 22
font. Oss & Elec. pfd J
rudahy l'kg. Co. com -103 10
Doug. lint. Co.. Om.. combned.
per cent . ;
Deere & Co. pfd f
Gooch M. & K. 7 pet. Ptd B.100 101
iooch Food Prod. pfd. & bonds 99 100
Gooch Food Prod, com 50 77
Harding Crm 7 pet. pfd 100 101
M K.-Smith 7 vet. ptd 100 .-
Orchard A Wllhelm 7 pet pfd. 89 in
Vnion 8tk Yd. Om. .100 100
Union Pow. t Lt. 7 pet. Pfd.. 8 100
Am. St. Bk.. Lincoln 1SD , 160
City Nat. Bk., Lincoln. .....S00 "
Live 8tk. Nat. Bk.. Omaha.. 250 300
Omaha Nat.. Bk., Omaha. . . .550 '
Stic. Yds. Nat., Omaha Z60 on
Bruns., Balke-fiol. s. 1920... 99 100
Bruns., Balko-Ool. 6s, 1921... 99 99
Bruns., Malka-Ool. 6a, 1922... 985. Jk
Bruns., Halke-Col. 6s. 1923... 8 84
Cudahy Fkif. 6s. 1946. ; 92 3 1-3
Canadian 6s. 1933...? 94
Lincoln Trac. Es, 193--- 2
Omaha Ath. 6s. 1921-23.... .. 100
o. & C. B. St. By. 5s. 192S.. 79
Omaha Sch. 5s. 1948........ .. "J
Puiret Sd. T. L. P. 7s. 1921.. 8' 99 ht
Stand Gas & Elec. 7s. IM1.. 9J
Swift Co. 5s, 1944 9b 96J4
.Vilson & Co. 1st 6s. 1941. ... S 84
Omaha Hay Market.
Receipts on both prairie hay and l
'lalfa, heavy, demand, fair to good;
market, steady, with no change In prices,
.-hole upland prairie hay. .126.00
So 1 upland prairie hay.... J3.90 14.00
N-o, 3 upland prairie hay.... 19.00 2100
No. upland prirle hay.... 14.00 0 17.00
So. I midland prairie hay.. 23.00 J4.00
N'o. 1 midland prairie hay. . 19.00 20.00
N'o. 1 lowland prairie hay.. 17.00 19.00
So. 3 lowland prairie hay.. 14.00 16.00
No. 3 lowland prairie hay.. 10.00 13.00
Choice, alfalfa 30 00
No. 1 alfalfa 38-00 29-00
standard Jfalf 35.00. 37.00
No. 3 alfalfa 33.09 9 34.00
N'o. 3 alfalfa 30.00 21.00
oat straw 4--- 13 14 00
.Vheat straw 13.00 13.00
Wholesale Beef Prices.
Wholesale prices of beef cuts, effective
February 3, are as follows:
Loins No. 1, 46c: No. 2. 4lc; No. 3,
24c Ktbs No. 1. 88o No. 3, 34c;
No 3, lc. Bounds No. 1, 26c: No 3.
.'5c; No. 3. 19c. Chucks No. 1. 34c;
So. 3. 33o; No. S, 16 c. PlateNo. 1.
I6o; No. 3. 14c; No. 3, 14e
uIBERTY BONDS AND W. & STAMPS
BOUGHT FOR CASH. Highest prices paid.
:heck mailed Immediately on receipt ot
oonda or W. S. S. Reference, Nassau Na
'ional Bank of Brooklyn. (
EQUITABLE BOND COMPANY,
I S3 Remen Street, Brooklyn, N. Y,
MONKY TO LOAN.
LOANS ON DIAMONDS. JEWELRY ANli
1 1 LIBERTY BONDS. O m
A 7 2 W, C. FLATATJ, EST. 1893. C
6TH FLR. SECURITY BLDO.. TT. 6.
Lowest rates. Private loan booth. Harry
Malphock. 1514 Todirr. D. 5fll Est. !!
K1A51UNO AND JEWELRY A.OAN8.
HEAD OF LABOR
BODY AT PARIS
American Leader Honored
by Members of Commis
sion on International
Taris, Feb. 2. The commission of
international legislation of labor of
the peace conference elected Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, as presi
dent. Arthur Fontaine of the French
ministry of labor, was elected gen
eral secretary -with Mr. Butler, a
British delegate, as joint general
M. Colliard, French minister of
labor, in proposing Mr. Gompers as
president of the commission, said:
, "No one appears to me to be bet
ter qualified than the president of
the greatest and most powerful
workers' organization in the world.
Such a choice would, furthermore,
be legitimate homage to his life's
devotion to the workers, entirely
consecrated to the struggle for so
cial justice." '
Socialists Seek Passports.
Announcement that the interna
tional socialist and labor conference
in Berne would convene early next
week has induced American social
ists, some of whom are in Paris, to
make efforts to obtain American
partic'pation in the conference. Ap
plication has been made to Col. E.
M. House of the American peace
delegation to have passports issued
to two prominent American social
ists who now are believed to be in
New York. Thus far the application
has elicited no response.-. It is un
derstood, however, that Washington
will be permitted to deal with the
application in accordance with its
policy concerning passports.
"Belgian socialists will not go to
Berne under any consideration,"
said Baron Capelle, one of the sec
retaries of the Belgian peace dele
gation this afternoon, "or if dele
gates make the journey they, will
not be represented by the Belgian
socialist party. The delegates here
have an imperative mandate from
their brothers in Belgium instruct
ing them to refuse to meet the
to Make Shipment of
Potash to America
Berlin, Feb. 2. Herr Schnedde
kopf, director general of the potash
syndicate and formerly controlling
the syndicate's interests in Anterica,
told thV (correspondent that, as a
condition of the armistice between
Germany and the allies, the former
was likely to make a first shipment
of 60,000 tons of muriate of potash
soon. This potash would be sent to
America, he said, in exchange for
foodstuffs. He added: "We are
anxious to resume former relations
with the United States and hope, in
time, to reach our foYmer standard)
Washington, Feb. 2. Measures to
protect the American potash in
dustry developed during the war,
especially from German competi
tion, were considered by the senate
A tentative bill was submitted 1 y
Chairman Henderson proposing fed
eral licensing of potash imports. For
five years the bill would give the
bureau of mines authority to restrict
Director Manning, of the bureau
of mines, and several"senators from
middle and extreme western states
appeared before the committee to
urge action. (
Benny Leonard to Make
Boxing Tour of World
San Francisco, Feb. 2. Benny
Leonard, lightweight champion of
the world, will engage in no cham
pionship fight or any decision match
in the United States for a matter
of two years to come.
Billy Gibson, Leonard's manager,
and Lt. Sydney Cohan, of New York
City, representing New York busi
ness men, announced today the ex
istence of a contract requiring Leon
ard to make a tour of Australia,
India, China,, France and England,
starting from San Francisco next
September and concluding with the
titleholder's arrival in New York
some IS months later.
For this tour, which will be one
of exhibitions chiefly, Leonard is
guaranteed $104,000, with the privi
lege of a percentage. In addition,
Cohan is hopeful he will be able to
arrange for three'fights of 20 rounds
each in Australia with a guarantee
of $60,000; thrc in England to net
$150,000 and possibly one in Cal
cutta. Ski Tournament Set
for February 21 and 22
Steamboat Spring, Colo., Feb. 2.
The annual ski tournament will
be held here February 21 and 22, it
was announced today after investi
gation of the field had shown that j
the snowfall would make the meet i
I AT THE THEATERS
((i LOTHF.S. CLOTHES,
I. CLOTHES;" "Petticoats."
Sounds like a sartorial
spring opening, but as a matter of
fact, those are the titles of two
clever acts at the Orpheum this
week, and in both acts feminine
charms are exploited in connection
with attractive garments.
Grace Dunbar Niles is the par
ticular bright spot in "Petticoats,"
a laugh-provoking skit written by
Johu B. Hyiuer. Miss Niles, as
Betty Hastings, offers a charac
terization of a clinging ivy sort of
a girl who yearns for a husband
whose voice will make her tremble,
and when she says "111 take choco
late," he will reply, "You'll take
strawberry, or you'll get none."
Georgette and Capitola De Wolf
appear in a series of bewitching,gar
ments in their dainty offering,
'.'Clothes, Clothes, Clothes," by
Marion Sunshine. Most of their
changes are made on the stage, with
the assistance of two maids. Musical
numbers add to the pleasure of the
act, which serves in a way to demon
strate the possibilities of clothes on
"the female form divine."
Agnes Berri and Irene Jonani, ac
complished vocalists of operatic ex
perience, won merited applause yes
terday with a well selected reper
to:re of standard selections.
Lander Brothers run the gamut of
nonsensical ideas in their act,
"Pills for Ills." They are here this
week to make people . laugh, and
have started out successfully.
Charlie Wilson is billed as "The
Loose Nut," which is an appropriate
appellation. His foolishness makes
people laugh, and he knows it, Paul
LeVarre and brother offer acro
batic feats in regular store clothes
and ;n a graceful manner. Knight
and Sawtelle sing, dance and cut up
generally. The Orpheum travel
weekly has another series of inter
esting views, including Halong bay,
"The Unmarried Mother" is back
at the Boyd for a return engage
THOTO PIAY OFFERINGS FOR.' TODAV "
WILLIAM RUSSELL in "When
a Man Rides Alone," at the
as the 'title itself a vivid story of
combat and conquest with the old
problem of right and might at bat
tle with one another. Russell as
Capt. M. Bonfire of the Texas
Rangers is a D'Artagnan of the old
west, living a life of romance in a
story of love and adventure. It is
a new style of "western," wherein
there are more than mere Indians?
cowboys and scenery and Russell
has a strong story of this life where
death means nothing to the ones
living in it. Playing .opposite Rus
sell are1 Olga Grey, Carl Stockdale
and an excellent cast. "When a
Man Rides Alone" will be seen
again today and Tuesday.
Louis Bennison romps through
five reels of cowboy fun in
"Oh Johnny," appearing at the
Muse and scheduled there again to
day and tomorrow. The former star
of "Johnny, Get Your Gun," por
trays the part of a cowboy, owner of
a rich gold mine, who goes east
among New Yorg society to see
about the interests of his ward, who
is being educated there. How he
prevents crooked stockbrokers from
stealing her stock and a spurious
nobleman from stealing the girl her
self is a thrilling series of adven
tures for a man who never saw a
"The Eyes of the World," show
ing the first four days of the week
at the Brandeis, taken from the
book of the same name by Harold
Bell Wright, is a charming picture
of Boston and the mountains ot
California. The first scenes are laid
in Boston in the year 1890. This
part of the picture has to do main
ly with introducing the characters
of the play who appear later. The
second act shifts to California in the
Beautiful mountain secenery is
featured in the. second part of the
picture, some of the views being
out of the ordinary. The picture is
clean and fresh throughout and is
considerably above the average.
Wronged by the man she loves,
Wetona, a half-breed Indian girl,
refuses to divulge the name df her
lover and Hardin, the agent of the
reservation, is unjustly accused. She
is ousted from the tribe and Har
din, who has long loved her but
feared to confess because he had
received no encouragement, marries
her. She learns she loves Hardin
and not Tony and with her father's
forgiveness and a real man's love
she is made' happy. With this set
ting from David Belasco's famous
stage success, Norma Talmadge as
Wetona appears at her best at the
Strand theater. The golden west,
with its tall pine trees and lofty,
snowy peaks in which the scenes
were taken, adds greatly to the
beauty of the picture.
Too many relatives by marriage
is the obstacle Elsie Ferguson as
"Fletirete" is forced to overcome in
"His Parisian Wife," at the Rialto
tneater. fieurete is a woman re
porter on a Paris paper until wooed
and won by a Boston lawyer on a
visit to the French capital. She
returns a bride but being from
ment, the success attending its visit
last fall justifying the repetition.
Its story is the old one, furnished
with such melodramatic setting as
most completely presents the lights
and shadows, with no mellowing
half-tones. The heroine suffers all
that a helpless girl could suffer; the
hero is of the strong, manly fiber
sought in such cases, and the villian
is a demon straight from the utter
most pit. Surrounding these are a
group of characters well devised to
give the action life and ease the
strain at.times by furnishing a little
wholesome comedy, The play was
welcomed back to Omaha by two
good houses yesterday, the applause
and laughter showing how the
efforts of the company were appre
ciated. It remains at the Boyd all
week, with daily matinees.
It's evidently the policy of the
Gayety not to allow the public's in
terest in musical burlesque to lapse
and in order to maintain it, believe
in offering each week an attraction
as good or better than its prede
cessor. Following the phenomenal
attendance of last week and the
great satisfaction given by Mollic
Williams and her company, Dan
Coleman, in "After the First of
July," is now the magnet and is
being greeted by even greater
crowds than was Miss Williams.
Ladies' matinee daily at 2:15.
"A Novelty in Black and White,"
an aggregation of Australian cock
atoos, under the guidance of Mile.
Camilla headlines at the Empress
this week. , They present an eight
act performance. Elsie Williams
and company are a distinct hit in' a
comedy sketch, "Who Was to
Blame?" "How it Happened," com
bining pathos and song, 'is the offer
ing of Harry Sullivan and Ruth
Meyers. Earnest Meyers presents
a comedy act, "Nothing Serious."
The photoplay attraction with the
vaudeville shows George Walsh in
"Luck and Pluck."
On the Screen Today
KIAI.TO EI.SIB FERGUSON In "H13
SI'N WILMAM RUSSELL In "WHEN
A MAN RinES ALONE."
STRAND NORMA TALMADGE In
"TUB HEART OF WETONA."
MUSE LOUIS BENNISON In "OH
BRAN DKIS HAROLD BELL
WRIGHT S "THE EYES OF THE
EMPRESS GEORGE WALSH in
"LUCK AND PLUCK."
lOTHROr 24th and Lothrop BERT
LYTELL in "BOSTON BLACKIE'S
LITTLE PAL." LYONS-MORAN
BOULEVARD 33d and Leavenworth
PEGGY HYLAND In "CAUGHT IN
GRAND 16th ana Blnney TOM MIX
in "TRBAT 'EM ROUGH." COMEDY,
"SON OF A HUN."
ORI'HKKM South Side, 24th and M
WILL ROGERS in "LAUGHING
SUBURBAN 24th and Ames MABEL
NORMAND in "PECK'S BAD GIRL."
HAMILTON 40th and Hamilton
MARGERY WILSON in "WITHOUT
Paris wears too many pretty clothes
for her "inlaws" and finally prom
ises to wear nothing but black. They
are all horrified when she appears
in a very low cut black dinner
gown. Life is made so miserable
for her that she leaves her hus
band and goes to New York and
becomes famous as a writer. She
falls into the hands of loan sharks
from whom she is rescued by her
husband who fianally learns he loves
her. They start life anew without
the interference of the "inlaws." A
Mack Sennett success, "Never Too
Old," is the comedy offering just
for laughter's sake. Additional
news reels are also shown.
Marie Demands Real Coin.
New York, Feb. 1. Little Marie
Vernon, the eight-year-old heroine
of George M. Cohan's new comedy,
"A Prince There Was," one of the
quick successes of the new year in
New York theaters, believes in stage
realism. She insists upon it, even
though it means taking to task
George M. Cohan himself.
At the performance the other ev
ening Marie was playing a scene
with Cohan who without announce
ment has quietly returned to the
stage in this play in which he
gives her carfare. But instead of
real money, as he said, "Now take
a nice ride home in the subway," the
little girl found a button in her
But did she accept the substitute?
Not Marie. Handing the button
quickly back, Sthe exclaimed: "They
won't take this on the subway!"
And while the audience laughed
and applauded, Cohan had to retire
to the wings, execute a hasty loan
with a stage-hand, and come back
armed with realism before the play
could go on.
Pauline Frederick Is (ond of telling a
atory about one of the picture plays In
which (he took part. It wan a murder
drama, leading up to the grand acehe
where the Judge pute on the black cap
preparatory to sentencing the unfortunate
prisoner to death.
"One day." Miss Frederick ay. "I went
to sea myself perform In this film at one
of those email moving picture theaters
where the 'orchestra' consists ot a single
"Imagine my feeling when, directly the
judgo donned hia black cap, the young
man at the piano started to playing,
Where Did You Get That Hat?' "Pitta
burgh Chronicle Telegraph.
BIG "FITE HUE"
AT FORT OMAHA
oldie'r Boxing Bouts Tonight
Promise to Draw Crowds
in Excess of Seating
I'nlcas the Nebraska legislature
passes H. R. 88, tonight will proba
bly be the last opportunity Omaha
boxing fans will have to see an ex
hibition of boxing. Under the pres
ent state law boxing bouts cannot
be held. The government, however,
urges this form of amusement and
exercise in army camps and bouts
are held at every post where soldiers
are stationed. With the rapid dis
charge of soldiers, it is doubtful if
another "Fite Nite" will be attempt
ed. Lieutenants Faulk and Findley of
Fort Omaha and Secretary Denny
Ryan of the Knights of Columbus
have arranged a star card for tonight
at Fort Omaha to which the public
is invited. The soldier "Fite Nites"
are a distinct success and not a
minute drags for the spectators.
Secretary Ryan will referee and Jie
has an enviable reputation for keep
ing things moving snappy.
The seat sale is limited to 1,000.
due to the size of the pavillion, and
it is evident every seat will be sold
in advance. The tickets are on sale
at the Beaton Drug company. Gen
eral admission will be $1 and 300
ringside seats will be sold at $2.
5 'wo six-round and three four
nd bouts are scheduled and a
wrestling match between Jack Tolli
ver and Verne Breedlove for a cur
tian raiser. The boxing bouts will
Kirby Meets Drexel.
Battling Kirby, former Canadian
army champ, against Jimmy Drexel,
Omaha boy and former Pacific coast
champion, six rounds.
Harry Williams, Omaha amateur
ball player and former member of
the New York Yankees and Lincoln
Western league team, against a 50th
Balloon company "dark horse" who
will replace "Denver," forced out of
the bout by a sprained wrist. Both
men are heavyweights and will fight
Pat Walsh and Ole Erickson, both
soldiers, will fight a four round pre
liminary. The conflict of races,
Irish and Swede, promises a snappy
Jack Roscoe, a medic at the fort,
and Young Spellman, a civilian,
promise to stage a snappy four
Lieutenant Faulk has discovered
another "unknown' in the 50th com
pany who will mix things with Kid
Henderson. Henderson is a Butte
miner and the "unknown" knows in
advance he has a tough battler to
meet. Henderson appeared at the
last show and proved that he was a
good two-handerr fighter.
The Fort Omaha band, which has
become immensely popular, will be
on hand to liven up the evening with
Sunny South Trap Shooting
Tournament Begins Today
Houston, Tex., Feb. 2. Almost
100 trap shooters, representing all
parts of the country, had arrived
here tonight to participate in the
Sunny South tournament, which be
gins tomorrow to continue all week.
Included in the early arrivals were
J. D. Fye, Ollie, la.; G. F. Fuller,
Waukesha, Wis.; E. W. ' Renefre,
Butte, Mont., and William Wettleaf,
Joplin Business Men Buy
Western League Franchise
Joplin, Mo., Feb. 2. Directors of
the Joplin base ball association an
nounced today that $11,000 for pur
chase of the Jorjlin franchise in the
Western league has been raised and
that the club will be taken over
from John Savage in Kansas City
next week. Business men subscribed
for the stock.
Rudy Hulswitt of Louisville, Ky.,
was re-elected playing manager.
Packers,' Winning Streak
Broken at Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth, Neb., Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) The winning streak of the
South Omaha High school basket
ball team was broken last night,
when the Plattsmouth High school
defeated them on the local floor by
a score of 35 to 25. The game was
fast and interesting. The locals
overcame the visitors' lead in the
last five minutes of play for victory.
Basket Ball Results.
Lawrence, Kan.,' Feb. 1. Kansas
university, 37: Missouri university,
Ann Arbor, Mich., 'Feb. 1. Illi
nois, 27; Michigan, 23.
Lafayette, Ind., Feb. 1. North
western university, 23; Purdue uni
Evaporated Apples and Dried Fruit.
New Tork, Feb. 1. Evaporated apples,
strong; prunes, In good demand: apri
cots, firm; peaches, scarce: raisins, firm.
High Spots on
The Sporting Trail
By A. K. DONOVAN.
Could the members of the Nebras
ka legislature been in attendance at
the Omaha Athletic club "stag" last
week and acted on the sentiment ex
pressed there. House Roll $8, a
measure legalizing boxing would
be passed unanimously. When
C harles Black, president of the As
sociated Retailers, urged the club
members to work for the passage of
the bill the cheers for a moment
threatened the destruction of the
new club house. More than 400 of
the leading citizens of Omaha ex
pressed a unanimous sentiment in
favor of clean, legalized boxing as
guaranteed by this measure.
The name of the new prexie for
the western loop as now causing
considerable discussion among fans.
The postponment of the league
meeting, however, may be taken to
indicate that there is a possibility
that t'. W. Dickerson, now in France
with the Knights of Columbus,'' may
return before the opening of the
John Savage, secretary of the Kan
sas City Blurs and Tom Fairweath
er of Des Moines have apparently
had the lead in the race for the
honors. Of late Al Tierney, former
president of the Three I league and
William J. MeGinnis. a former West
ern league umpire have been men
tioned. Few club owners of the Western
league have receiverd letters regularly
from Dickerson and doubt as to his
intentions for the coming year is ex
pressed. The board of directors of the
(5maha Athletic club are preparing
a vigorous campaign to secure the
passage of House Roll 88, a measure
to legalize boxing bouts in Nebras
ka. At a recent meeting the board
passed a resolution commending the
measure and advocating its passage
as beneficial in building up the phy
sical and moral standards of young
With the breach widening between
semi-professional and strictly ama
teur base ball teams in Omaha a
letter has been received from St.
Louis by Recreation Director J. J.
Isaacson. The St Louis amateur
leagues urge that Omaha follow the
policy of that city and play strictly
amateur ball. In case Omaha plays
amateur ball they suggest an inter-city
series between the cham
pions of, Omaha, St. Louis and Kan
sas City, where amateur ball is
Jack Skelly, writer of events in the
boxing world for the Yonkers Her
ald, in an eloquent tribute to Theo
dore Roosevelt, the greatest advo
cate of the manly art this country
has ever known, suggests that a
statute or monument be erected to
the memory of the militant former
He suggests that a subscription be
started among the followers of the
fistic game to provide funds for its
erection. He would have the lead
ing promoters of the country, Tex
Rickard of New York and Buenos
Aires, Matt Hinkle of Cleveland,
Gene Melady of Omaha and James
Crofforth of San Francisco and
others, a committee to gather funds
and provide a memorial.
"This grant! uplifter of fistiana
should not be forgotten by our great
army of boxers young or old,"
Earl Puryear of Denver visited
friends in Omaha ei route to Peoria,
111., where, next week, he will fight
10 rounds with Pal Moore, Earl
has hosts of friends in Omaha who
expect to see him make a good
showing against the conqueror of
Jimmy Wilde, the English champ,
in London. The Peoria bout will
be held February 10. '
Harry E. Reed, western represent
ative of A, G. Spalding & Bros., re
ports that distributors of athletic
goods in this section are unanimous
in the belief that all sports will
have a banner year. Harry is jubi
lant over the fact that he is leading
all salesman for the company in
the amount of goods sold. He
brought the welcome news to Oma
ha athletes that a big reduction in
price has been on practically every
item of athletic paraphernalia.
Longacre, for a short time with
the Sioux City club last year, is one
of the promising youngsters picked
up by Connie Mack to take the
spring training trip. He left the
Sioux City team to enlist in the
If foot ball rule-makers are pre
vailed upon to eliminate the try for
goal from touchdown, it should
make the results of games far more
even. At best, the goal kick is
more or less of a fluke and many a
superior playing teata has lost
games by reason of a point gained
by their opponents' kick.
Want Floor Games.
The Sokol Athletic club has
organized a basket ball team and
want games any day in the week
with good teams. They will play
any team either in Omaha or sur
rounding cities. 1-or dates call
Robert Sterba, telephone South
I301S, or write him at 4734 South
1 Eighteenth street.
Patty's Fine Playing
Gives Huskers Victory
Over Drake University
Lincoln, Feb. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) The Huskers turned tables
on Drake university last night and
won, 19 to 9. Patty, former Oma
ha High school star, gave a re
markable exhibition in the second
period by hooking eight out of 10
free throws. The first half ended
9 to 8. Patty and Bailey put the
Huskers well in the lead in the final
O. F. O. Jt. Pis.
Jarkson (capt.), 0..1 0 2 !
Patty, f 0 S 2 I
Gillilan, f 0 11
Davia, f 0 o n
Reynolds, c 0 0
Rchellenberg, o 1 0 11
Bailey, a; S 1
Neumann, g 0 0,2 0
Pickett, a- 0 0 0 0
North, g 0 0 10
Totals 5 ' I ' lt
O. TO. R. Pts.
T. rayseuer, f 2' 1 2 6
Shawver, f 1 0 6 2
P. Payseuer, f 0 0 1 0
Good, ( 0 0 0 0.
McKinley, c 1 0 2 2
I.amar, B 0 0 0 0
Y. Payseuer, K 0 0 1 0
Ebert, g 0 0 0 0
Totals 1 U t
Referee M. F. Jones, Orinnell collega
Time of Halves 20 minutes.
"Y" Volley Ball Sharks 1
Maintain Grip on Title
The Y. M. C. A. volley ball team,
champions of Iowa and Nebraska,
held their title Saturday night in a
contest with the Fremont "Y" team
on the local association floor. The
Fremont cracks are former cham
pions of the state and considered
the nearest contenders for the title.
The Omaha second team, not to be
outdone by the champions, defeated
the second team of the Fremonters.
The Centipedes, as the Omaha
team is known, won three of the five
games played. The scores were:
15-8, 10-15, 14-10, 14-15 and 15-16.
The Omaha seconds came up from
behind and defeated their opponents
in a five-game series, The scores
were: 12-15, 15-6, 5-15, 15-12 and
Pacific Coast League
Enlarged to Eight Clubs
San Francisco, Feb. 2. The Pa
cific coast base ball league became
an eight-club organization when the
directors of the league voted yester
day to admit Portland and Seattle
to membership."' Tacoma and Van
couver, Wash., which sought ad
mission to the league, were denied
membership on the ground that a 10
club league will be too unwidely.
D. E. Dugdale, vice president of
the Seattle club,' announced that
William Clymer, former manager of
the Louisville team of the American
association, had been named as man
ager oi the Seattle team.
Texas League Expands.
Houston, Tex., Feb. 2. Club own
ers of the Texas league, meeting
here today, voted for an eight-club
organization this season, thus mak
ing it a Class A league, and upon
the same footing as the Southern.
The cities which will make up the
league are Houston, Dallas. Waco,
Fort Worth, Shreveport, San An
tonio, Galveston and Beaumont.
Moore Outboxes Leonard.
Philadelphia, Feb. 2. Pal Moore
of Memphis outboxed Battling Leo
nard of Philadelphia in a six-round
bout last night. Leonard was ag
gressive but Moore's superior box
ing ability gave him the advantage.
Today's Calendar of Sports.
RACING Winter meeting at New Or
leans. Winter meeting at Havana, Cuba.
lill.IIARDS Three-ciiKhlon champion
ship tournament uf the Amateur Billard
Association of America opens in New York,
GOLF Annual St. Valentine's tourna
ment opens at I'lnehnrst, X. C.
CI RI IMi Annual bonspiel of Wiscon
sin Curlers' association opens at Portage.
HOYING Joe Lynch against Tommy
Noble, 20 rounds at London; Jack Brit
ton agalnxt Al Doty, 12 rounds at Canton;
Dick Xoadman against Patsy Sranlon, 10
rounds at Pittsburgh Battling Levlnsky
against Hill Hrennan, 10 rounds at Syra
cuse; Kid Norfolk against Billy Miske, 10
rounds at Buffalo; Young Erne against
George Chancy. 15 rounds at Baltimore.
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