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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1013.
TO TIIE PUBLIC
Members of Legislature to Be
Urged to Adjourn and At-,
M meeting of the organization
committee of the Transmississippi
Readjustment congress Thursday
evening it was decided Mat no ad
mission would be charged for all ses
lions of the congress. The only re
strictions to voting will be that per
sons desiring to vote will register
at the Fontenelle and secure a badge.
Visitors with badges will be ad
mitted to the main floor. Visitors
without badges will be admitted to
C. C. George, chairman of the or
ganization committee, announced
that arrangements had been made to
place festoons of electric lights at
the principal street corners of the
city in honor of the visitors.
To Invite Legislature.
A committee of three prominent
"Omaha citizens will be appointed to
visit the Nebraska legislature Mon
day and ijivite it to adjourn next
Thursday morning and attend the
congress in a body to hear Hon.
David F. Houston, secretary of
agriculture and Hon. Julius Barnes,
head of the federal food'administra
tion grain corporation.
Nation's Business, the official or
gan of the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States, will issue
special edition With full report of
the Omaha congress. There will be
50,000 extra copies available for dis
tribution west of the Mississippi
river. The Advertising-Selling
league of Omaha will be asked to
organize to dispose of these extra
copies by taking orders during the
convention. -Order booths wiil
probably be erected at the auditor
ium and at the principal hotels.
An invitation will be extended to
all Red Cross chapters in Nebraska
to send delegations to the congress
Thursday morning to hear Gov.
Henry J. Alien of Kansas speak on
"The Red Cross in Europe."
Charles M. W'ilhelm has been ap
pointed chairman of the reception
committee to meet the speakers,
governors, mayors, and other prom
Governor Burnquist of Minnesota
will be invited to address a public
affairs luncheon at the Charriber of
Commerce Tuesday noon.
French Hold Man Said
to Have Played Role in
Faris, Feb. 14. French military
authorities now hold, or a charge of
dealing with the enemy; a man
r.amed Krein, who U alleged to
liave played a leading role in the
tragedy in which Miss Edith Cavell
lost her life.
A report made 'on Krein states
that he was in jail at Tt. Quentin at
the beginning of the .war. He was
released by the Germa' s tnd went
to the mansion of Prince and Prin
cess Croy, in Belgium, where he de
i ounced the prince at. " princess as
having aided French prisoners of
war to .escape. "As - result the
princess was condemned to 10 years'
imprisonment at hard labor.
Krein is said to have then gone
to Brussels, where he went into
Miss Cavell's hospftal service and
helped to "work up" . the case
Creighton Student Body
Get "Pep" at Mass Meeting
Reports of the speed and accur
acy in shooting baskets of the
Great Lakes basket ball team has
not dampened the ardor of the
.student body at Creighton if the
mass meeting last night is any in-irii-auon.
The stuefcnts practiced
new yells and other means of keep
ing: tip the "pep" of their quintet
when they meet the gobs Saturday
Mock in the chances tor a
Crcighton'victory Advanced sharply
with the report of the defeat of the
sailors by th Schmeltzerp in Kan
sas City. The Kansas City profes
sionals, however, have an extreme
lv fast organization and juat nosed
out a victory. '
(From the Bra's Washington Hurra 11)
Washington. D. C, Feb. 14.
l.t. i.'ol. Aileynr. von Schradrr, Medical
corns. Is relieved from fluty at the limited
S la lex army a-enrral hospital. Fort Des
N'oines. la., and will proceed to Hoboken,
l irst I.t. I.,esUr Kenneth Strata, Medical
-0IT3. 1a relieved from duty at Camp
inhsry TayicFr, Ky., and will proceed to
M.iJ Henry C. Smith, adjutant general's
I ":ii tment, will proceed from Camp Kear
hc '. fal.. to Fort D. A. Russell. Wyo.
First I.t. Clarence R. Farmer, adjutant
avnoral'a devartirwnt, will proceed jrom
.'.imi' Kunston, Kan., to Fort D. A. Rus
K;rat IA. Joseph Jolat Rohnr. Pental
;on. Is relieved from duty at Camp
lim)it and will proceed to San Francisco.
M.iJ Ueorga L. King. Ordnance, depart
tv tit, la relieved from duty at Camp Dodge
will proceed to Washington.
" First I.t. Oacar Rudolph Engelmann,
Mlu-al corps, la relieved from duty at
Kort Crook. Neb., and will proceed to
taut. .Trssa tanll Wilson, Medical
? na. Is relieved from duty atCamp Dodga
will proceed to san rrancisco, iai.,
;M(t tats the first aMtlabl transportation
l., tha I'hilirmtne Islands.
The. following otticers. now at United
V'.iiti-s army general hospital. Fort Des
M ini's, are transferred, to the- hospitals
.n-ified after their names, and for fur
.ar .,Kw.-.rvation and treatment:
second I.t. Louis Stanley Doollttle. In-
f iirv, hass hosnltal. Camp Grant, iil
s- ord I.t. Riihard T. Davis, Infantry,
i, , ,.pttal, Camp Beauregard. La.
..i i.t Paul Metcalfe Stauffer, Sant-
t i v rorps. la relieved from duty at Camp
i - ii,!e and will proceed to Fort Sheridan,
' flirention of tha president. I.t. Col.
l - .'irami K. Graham, cavalry, la relieved
f ..in hi present dutlea at Camp Dodge
,i!c, it dctaHed as professor of military
.,- ami tactics at Columbia Military
.t. niv Columbia. Tetin.
s-om! I.t. George W. Dodda. adjutant
c n.-ial s dimarlmenr, will proceed from
i'-,n, MeiftKB, Washington, D. C, to Fort
I: K. Rusael, Wyo
Cai-t. Charles Mooney Fitipatrick. Medl
i 'i.ris, is removed from duty at Fort
lm Momea and wiil proceed to Chicago.
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WiNS FAST GAU
Commerce Puts Up Game
Fight; Score 6 to 6 at
.End of First Half;
Konecky Is Star.
Central High, 17 i Coommeree High, It.
It was ngbody's game 'until the
final whistle shrilled when C;ntral
High's basket ball team played 'the
Commerce High quintet last night
on the Creighton floor finally nos
ing out ahead, 17 to 12.
The final half was a draw, 6 to 6.
Eurnha'ir, playing forward, made all
three of Central's field goals in this
period. Camero tied the score a
few minutes before the end of the
Intiating the second half With a
free toss Konecky followed, it with a
fie'd goal giving Central a three
point lead with Snygge soon red-iced
with a field goal shot from the
basket. Shooting two more field
goals Konecky sent the tally up to
13 while for several minutes com
merce was unable to score. The last
three minutes of play was the most
intense of all. Clements made the
onlv score in this period.
"The SDirit of the main eame was
reflected n the preliminary which
the Central seconds won from the,
Commerce reserves, 14 to 7. .
Lineup and summaries:
Central High. Commerce High.
f.g. f t. p. r.g. r.i. p.
B'rnh'ra. r.f. 4 0 . SMahonay, r.f. S
m. r.I. 4 0 . "Jlanoney, r.r. a u
Cle'nta,M.f:..-l 0 2Camero, l.r. 1 0
Logan, c. (C) 1 SSnvgge. I.t. . . 1 0
Vr,clrv r.r. z l DLievinson. r.g. v ' v
Swoboda, l.g. 0 0 OBemst'n, i.g. 1 v z
- Miane. 1.1 v v v
Total .... fill '
Foula (personals) Central High; Burn
ham (3), 8oboda (!) and Logan. Com
merce High: Mahoney, Bernstein and
Officials: Verne Moore, referee: Gene
Russum, scorer; N. J. Weston, timekeeper.
Time Of halves, 20 minutes.
IN THE DIVORCE COURT.
Walker D. Hlnes, director general ot
railroads, has been made a codefendam
In a divorce action filed In district court
by Estella M. Curtis against Edwin L.
The wife alleges nonsupport and asks the
court to require ihe railroad corpora
tion to be a party In requiring Curtis to
.contribute S60 per month to the support
of his wife and child. Mrs. Curtis 'also
aska for a decree of divorce- and for cus
tody of a minor child. Curtis ia a rail
Ylola Jackson alleges In a divorce petl-tfon-'that
on the second night after ner
marriage to Charles. May 20, 191S, he
took all of her clothes and tried to dis
pose of them. She further alleges that
Jackson complained of her cooking and
that he chased her from their home sev
eral times and tlreatened to stab her. She
asks the court to grant her a decree ot
Myrtle Schuman charges Frank W.
with nonsupport. They were married jn
July 11, 1918. A petition for a decree
of divorce haa been filed.
William P. Henfilng allege In a divorce
petition that during 1914 Pearl Li., lea
him to believe that h had completed
tha formalities of obtaining a divorce. He
states that he filed a voluntary appear
ance before an attorney and sipce that
time verily believed that he had been
legally released from Pearl. He further
states that three month ago he was
Informed that his wife did not obtain de
cree of divorce and now he lnteres it
obtain one on his own account.
Sarah Freed wishes to he freed from
Charles to whom she was married In
Council Bluffs. June. 1912. Extreme
cruelty Is alleged. i
Tlllle and James Piper were married In
Omaha June 11, 1918. The wife now wants
a decree ot divorce on the grounds of non-
Anna Bishop has been granted a decree
of divorce from Hiram on the grounds of
' Bernlce Duncan has applied for a decree
of divorce from Earl, whom she charges
with nonsupport. They were married In
Omaha. September 11, 191T. Mrs. Duncan
asks also for custody of two children by
a former marriage,
A petition for divorce filed by Emellne
Oulnlan charges William with nonsupport
They were married at Oakland, Cel.,
November 1J, 1907.
Edgar Wiley alleges that Louise
celved "an. endearing letter from one of
her gentleman friends;" that she refused
to care for him on the occasion of
broken arm, and that she nagged him.
They were married at Guthrie, Ok!., De
eember 15. 1910.
Mr. Wiley asks for a
decree of divorce.
Daley Connof haa petitioned for a de
cree ' of divorce and restoration of her
former name of Wolfe. She alleges that
Joshua baa been guilty ot nonsupport.
Mabel M. Horn has applied In district
court for a decree of divorce from
Charles, alleging that he struck her with
a buggy whip and that on January 20.
1913, he deserted her in Omaha. She
was married In Grand Island, September
14, 1915, when ah was 17 yeara old.
Winnie V. Campbell has applied for
Alvnrce from Sherman, whom she charges
I with cruelty and neglect. They were mar
ritd la Colorado during 1912.
Copyrlitht. IMS, International
ILLINOIS STAB GUARD
WITH "GOBS" QUINTET
Halas is one of the mainstays of
the undefeated Great Lakes Train
ing Station 1asket ball quintet. "Op
posing teams have found this
former Illinois university star very
difficult to score upon. Besides be
ing one of the greatest basket ball
guards in the country he is one of
the best foot ball halfbacks in the
middle west. He was selected as
an all western nait in iyio-i. tie
is but one of the all star combina
tion which stands in the way of a
Creighton victory Saturday night.
Weight Handicap Easily
Overcome by Breedlove
Vernon Breedlove of Council
Bluffs, won a 12-pound handicap
wrestling match from Billy Lult of
Tulsa; Okla., at the Council Bluffs
auditorium Thursday night.
Breedlove is the world s cham
Breedlove won tne tirst lau in
19:20 minutes and the second in
3:20 minutes. The champ won thS
first fall with a head scissors and
the second with a toe-hold. Seven
hundred fans attended the match.
Today's Calendar of Sports.
RACING Winter- meeting at New Or
leans! winter meeting at Havana, Cuba.
GOLF Allies' flag tournament at Coro-
nado Country club, C orunado, CaJ.
ATHLETICS National A. A. I'. Junior
indoor track and field championship at
MOTOR BOAT Midwinter motor boat
regatta at Miami, Fla. - ,
AUTOMOBILE Openings' of shows In
Louisville, Minneapolis. Newark, Cleveland
BILLIARDS Angle Kleckhefer agalnn
Alfred de Oro at Chicago for world's
BOX INC. Oscar Gardner against Joe
Coons, 6 rounds, at Philadelphia.
Obstrre the (let It, well laid
wrapper on Vaa Dye It. It
shewi ia part the mj choice
J , r'" 4
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Trbeh Captures Interstate
Target Cup With Score of
88; lowans Finish Sec
ond v and Third.
Kansas City, Feb 14. George
Nicholai of Kansas City won the
National White Flyer handicap here
today at the fifteenth' annual mid
winter trap shooting tournament af
ter tieing for the first place with
five others. Frank Troeh of Van
couver, Wash., won the interstate
amateur target cup with 88 of a pos
Nicholai wort the White Flyer
handicap by a run of three straight
in the shoot-off. The others in the
sextuple tie were:
B. F. Elbert, Des Monnes, la.; H.
C. Herndon, Georgetown Ky.; Ed
Reetz, Fremont, Neb.; D. K. Dickin
son, Kansas City and H. G. Beard,
S. E. Wainwright of Lenox, la.,
was second in the cup race with 87
and George Cople, Lake Park, la.,
third with 86.
Special Regulations on -Cold
Storage Eggs Are Off
Washington, Feb. 14. All special
regulations applying to egg dealers
and cold storage of eggs, includ
ing fixed priceMnargins, were with
drawn today by the food adminis
What This Man Saw in Bee's
Wonderful 'Heart of Omaha
A picture is a picture to each and every one who sees
it, but to very few is it a puzzle-problent to work and
think on. ,
Thousands saw the "Heart of Omaha as Seen by the
Balloon Observers" an unusual picture recently printed
in the rotrogravure section of The Bee ; many commented,
a few looked again, but one man, Father Rigge, director
of the observatory at Creighton university, saw in it a puz
zle to work and think out.
The following letter explains the result :
Prof. Rigge's Letter.
Omaha, February 11, 1919.
Editor of The Bee:
In, regard to that beautiful picture of the "Heart of Omaha as
Seen by Balloon Observers in' the Skies," that you published in your
gravure section oh Sunday, January 26 last, I have figured from no
other data than this picture itself and the city map.
1 That the balloon was about 6,200 feet hiprh, directly over the
boulevard, moving south from Hanscom park, half way between
Martha and Castelar streets.;
. 2 That the camera was tilted 32 1-3 degrees downward and
was pointed towards Eighteenth street and Capitol avenue.
Focu of Camara.
3 That the focal" length of the camera that would have taken
this picture directly iwithout enlargement was 14 inches.
4 That the balloon could see at least 96 miles.
The shadows on the picture are not large and distinct enough
to determine the time, which was probably about 11 a. m., and much
less so the day of the year. The clearness of the view and the ab
sence of smoke show that the wind was west, probably from the
northwest, and the day possibly a Sunday.
To get the identical view that the observers in the balloon had
at the time, we should hold the picture 14 inches away, and then
tilt it and lower it until the upper edge of the paper is about one inch
below the level of the eye. The distinctness of the buildings, will
be wonderfully improved if we use our fist as a telescope with the
narrowest possible aperture. WILLIAM F. RIGGE.
C I GAR,
FOUR SELECT SIZES
We suggest Staples: 2 for 25c
The Bee by Ta'd
Many Discharged 'Men
Are Obtaining Positions
Through Bee Want Ads
Many soldiers are being placed
in positions through Bee want ads
which are inserted for discharged
men without charge. Ten soldiers
on an average insert their ads daily
in The Bee and most of these bring
the desired results. Letters from
out in the state have been received
by the want ad department of this
paper. These letters ask The Bee
to furnish the men writing them with
help under the erroneous impression
that The Beeis conducting an em
A typical letter follows:
"If you have a soldier boy that is
a fit st class general blacksmith
please send him to us. He must be
able to do wagon and plow work and
also know something about horse
shoeing. A good steady job for the
right man," ;t
Jack Coffey Returned
from Red Sox to Boosters
Boston, Feb. 14. Three of the
five players obtaintd late last season
from minor leagues are to be turned
back to their former owners, ac
cording to an announcement today
by Manager Edward Barrow of the
Boston American, league base ball
team. Outfielder Lawrence Miller
will be returned to the Oakland,
Cal., club; First Baseman George
Cochran will be sent back to Kan
sas City, and Jack Coffey, who
played third base in the closing
games last fall, will be instructed
to report to the Des Moines team.
Pitchers Jean Dubuc, who came
to Boston from Salt Lake City, and
William Pertita, formerly of Los
Angeles, will be taken south on the
Red Sox training trip.
General Cigar Co., Inc.
Beet & Russel Branch,
Omaha, Neb. Distributor
Sergt. Robert J. Thompson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Thompson,
Twenty-fifth and Dodge streets, has
returned to his -home, having been
honorably discharged after eight
months' service. 1
W. A. Rathsack, president of the
riirit,, SltatA Kant rriMVlrl A tele
gram from his son, Private Herbert
Rathsack, headquarters company
Forty-sixth coast artillery, that he
arrived safely in New York from
Mrs. D. -B. "Dillon, 522 North
1ST HAVE PART
If PEAJE PLANS
Suffragists Say Working Peo
ple Must Be Made to Feel
Interest in League
Paris, Feb. 14. The inter-allied
suffrage congress today adopted a
resolution proposed by Mrs. Juliet
Barrett Rublee of the United States,
and seconded by Mrs. M. G. FaWcett
of England, declaring that the com
ing peace should be a people's peace,
which it cannot be if women are not
consulted, and that the league of na.
tions should not be an alliance of
governments' only, but a general al
liance between the peoples of the
world. The resolution declares that
working people and women must be
made to feel they are a part of the
league of nations
The commission will invite a com
mittee from the suffrage congress
to work with it in fixing details.
I in conjunction with our
i fFifiaS lean-Up
of ail our
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We will honor your Lib
erty Bonds and payiyou the
difference in cash.
Twenty-third street, has received a
letter from her son, Paul Dillon, 19
years old, who is in the radio serv
ice on board the United States ship
Nakin, telling of his trAt Is in Japa
nese and Chinese waters. He en
listed in Omaha last June and after
a short training period in the radio
school at San Francisco left for
Honolulu and the orient.
Lieut. Glen Wallace, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Wallace 5012 Cum
ing street former lieutenant in the
balloon service and also employed
in the Texas Oil Co., will leave
tomorrow for Houston, Tex.
Allied Trench Songs
Will Be Sung Sunday
at Big Y. Concert
Trench songs of the allies will be
sung by the overseas quartet which
appeared at the Roosevelt memorial
last Sunday, in a 'concert arranged
for Sunday afternoon by the Y. M.
C A. A. A. Remington, business
secretary, has charge of the concert.
The program will be open to both
men and women. No admission will
Sergt. Frank Easterbrook, Edward
Hornsby, Charles E. Thomas and
Harry C. Bull, heroes of the Som
me, Ypres. Vimy Ridge, Lens Fres
noy and Hill 70, make up the quartet.
They sing trench songs as only the
boys who were there sing them.
Each of the men received wounds
in these engagements.
Private Bull will also tell of the
battle of St. Julien where the Huns
first used gas; of shell shock from
aeria1 torpedoes and moral and reli
gious trench life.
Scout Eevolt Eeports.
Paris, Feb. 14. Discussing reports
of a revolt in Roumania, the Petit
Parisian says editorially they should
be regarded cautiously. It says that
official circles have io knowledge
of an insurrection. A Bucharest dis
patch, dated Tuesday, received by
the Roumanian legation here, made
no mention of any trouble.
HEiE'S TWO BS6
For a few days longer we offer all
our "$4, $5 and $6 Shoes at $2.93.
These Shoes' are to be in tans and
blacks and in either button or lace.
Sizes run from 5 to 11, so you're sure
of being fitted satisfactorily.
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I ClyOTiiINU COMfMY
CAUSE OF LABOR
Appeals to House Education
Committee for Action on
Pending Bill to Pro
vide Federal Aid.
Washington, Feb. 14. Illiteracy
was held up as the root of American
industrial labor trpubles by Secre
tary Lane today in appealing to the
house education committee for im
mediate action on a pending bill to
provide $12,500,000 federal aid an
nually to states spending like sums
for the education and development
of illiterates. Passage or tne meas
ure at this session was urged by the
secretary as one of the most im
portant duties of congress. "
He said destructive agitation
could be coped with and American
ideals understood only when foreign-born
workers understood the
Comparatlre I .oral Record.
lll 11S 11T MH
Highest yesterAar ..24 45 44 II
Lowest yesterday ...30 IS II
Mean temperature ..23 3ft SI tft
Precipitation 07 01 09 00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperaturs 33
Deficiency for tha day 1
Total excess sines Marco 1, 1IU....H7J
Normal precipitation ........ .03 Inch
Excess for tha day 06 Inch
Rainfall since March 1, 1U. .11.06 Inches
Deficiency sine March 1, 1 1 1 S . 11 Inches
Deficiency cor. parlod In 117. T. 86 Inches
Deficiency cor. period In 1816.15.86 Inches
Keporta From Stations at 1 P. M.
Station and Stata Temp. High- Bain-
-of Weather . 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear ...... 24 36 .00 L
Davenport, mow 33 II .46
Des Moines, snow ....26 14 .01
Dodjcs City, clear ....94 14 .00
Lander, clear 24 16 .00
North Platte, clear ,.31 12 .00
Omaha, snow 20 .14 .07
Pueblo, clear II '41 .00
Salt Lake, cloudy ....II 16 .00
Sheridan, clear .30 . It T
Sioux City, snow ....II 22 .10
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist
W I v "a T J 1
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