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.THE BEE: OMAHA, FfrIDAY DECEMBER 26, 1919
: "UNCLE HENRY"
; ASKS HELP FOR
L ANNUAL FEAST
; . Demands of Children Far in
I Excess of Preparations
- And More Gifts Are
- "Uncle Henry" DeLong says he
lis "up against it" preparing for his
annual post-Christmas tree for poor
children. lit issued invitations to 100
: children whom Santa Claus might
have overlooked and planned to give
them the usual feast Saturday noon
at the DeLong mission on - East
i Broadway, Council Bluffs. Clamor
'ing wtoungsters have swelled the list
by pleading for tickets until the pum
Jber, issued exceeds 250. It will prob
ably reach 500, and "Uncle Henry"
is appealing to the public to send
baskets of provisions tp the mission,
529 East Broadway, to prevent these
f httle boys and girls being sent away
"It will be the seventy-third
Christmas I have spent in Council
Bluffs, and it may be the last time I
will be given the opportunity to help
bring a little Christmas cheer to
little hearts that will feel but little
of it." said Uncle Henrv yesterday.
"I remember so keenly the pain of
mv own first Chnptmas in Council
Bluffs that I can never forget it It
was on that cheerless and bitter
- Christmas , morning that I formed
the resolution to try every year to
bring Christmas joy to other deso
late little hearts. My parents' were
dead and Ihad been 'bound out' to a
.Mormon, Bishop Clark. My mother's
dying gift was the feather bed upon
which sHie closed. her eyes, for the
last time. We came from Nauvoo in
a covered wagon in the summer of
1847. The-good bishop appropriated
the feather bed and I slep with the
, .dog on the bare ground under the
wagon. , ...
"There were several children in
, 4he Mormon family, and on that
first Christmas eve I hung up my
M Stocking the same as they did. When
I got up from my pallet of straw
' the Clark children were shouting
with joy over their gifts of candy,
.cakes ana loys. in nunc i iuuuu
only 'cow chips' and a cruel hickory
stick. HearVbroken I cried aloud,
'If my father was living somebody
would feel that stick.' I spoke too
loud. .. " ,
"The Mormon bishop harfrd it and
iumoed out of his bed, that warm
feather bed upon which my angel
you'll feel it right now,' he yelled.
I got an" awful beating with that
V jpruel stick, and right there I said
."will never let a Christmas pass
without trying to do something for
ether little boys and girls. And 1
(have kept that vow faithfully.
i "T -m nnur 8.1 VMf nM 311(1 thlS
-may be my last chance. I hope my
friends will help me to make good
? just once more. Give me the Christ
. mas trees you used Wednesday
j night and help me gather some little
'goodies' for these 500 boys and
girls who will come to the mission
i Saturday noon and afternoon."
i i u T i
: Says He Carries His
Alarm I Inrlf in Kppn
j It From Being Stolen
When Henry Richards, 2524 Jones
street, chose4 a. m. Christmas to
1 take his alarm clock for a walk, he
Kicnaros amoiea aown jueaven--
worth street toward Sixteenth
promptly at 4 yesterday morning.
Under his arm his alarm clock' was
safely tucked away.
He passed Policemen Joe Janda
'-. ; and Bob Munch . near Seventeenth
- srreet A few feet farther on his
J clock became filled with Christmas
soirit or something and started a
- slirilj ringing. The ctfps thought
Richards had struck a burglar alarm.
' They hurried back "to find Richards
2 wrestling in the dark trying to find
' something to shut off his alarm
ii nut n
I According to the police report
Richards became "fuddled when the
h rt- 1. ' it. r 11..
K'Kl intra ne misirusicu iwu iuuiu-
mates and thought he'd better get
. ' his clock awav 'from their hands.
That didn't account sufficiently for
his choosing 4 a. m. to spirit the
clock awajro he was incarcerated
t and held for investigation.-
, Send Greetings by Radio.
Vs SanN Diego, Cal., Dec J 25. Partic-
ulsre nf iUa mnnnpr in whirh Clirisfr-
mas greetings were flashed to Amer-
incan naval craft in all parts of the
' Pacific and the China and Japanese
- waters, were given out at the- radio
1 station here. . "
- PUm Cured in 6 to 14 Days.
Druireists refund money if PAZO OINT
MENT fail, to cure Itching. Blind, Bleeding
or Protruding Piles. Stops Irritation;
Soothes and Heals. You can get restful
sleep after the first application. Price 60c
:: I "JL ft' '
Perfect Comfort After. Meals
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can be obulned jt Ukinc RITTER'8 D1UE8T1VE
IjOZBXGKSt ror tU-ft jraars a faiorlte
nawdr with all classes of psapls. Every Ublet
vrepped In tinfoil, thus preeerruif its full orldnsl
suemth at all times. Can bs carried In rest
soeket. Price 35 can la . Bold by 8heraun Mc
Cwaasl aaa smi elruwisM esannriisra
career in High
. finance ends in
Proihoter of Charity Scheme
Pleads Guilty to Conspir-
acy Charge. 1
Duval pleaded guiltjr Wednes
day before District JudgeRedick to
a charge of conspiracy to commit
larceny and was sentenced to 60
fays in jail and fined $200.
' Thus ends the adventure of
Eugene in high finance. His in
tended victim was a fellow country
man. Vincent Ledorech,, a cook
at the Hotel Fontenelle, Novem
ber 8. ' i
Eugene and ariother man, uni
dentified, met Vincent and , told
him that the other mans father, a
tormer resident of Omaha, had died
i;i the far west, fabulously wealthy.
Rememl'ei ing on his dying bed the
poor of his native city,.be decided
to' leave them a trifle of $100,000.
He wrote it into his will, said
Eugene Furthermore, he wrote in
his will that $20,000 should be paid
to the man who would discover and
pay to the poor of Omaha the $100,
000. Could Vincent do this small
task and thereby earn the $20,000.
Thus Eugene appealed and M.
Vincent responded that he would
try 4o distribute among the poor the
Qne detail remained before the
money was' paid over, said M. Eu
gene. A bond in cash must be put
up to indicate that the provisions of
the will would be carried out.
Vincent agreed to put up $1,500 in
cash. He withdrew that sum from
the bank and the three went to the
nigh school grounds where the
$100,000 was put in a tin box with
the $20,000 and the $1,500. M. Vin
cent was' to keep the box contain
ing all the money, the funds for the
poor, his -fee of $20,000 and .his
bond of $1,500. '
At this point, he became i suspi
cious. A dispute ensued and it
ended in Vincent grabbing his
two friends and proceeding to haul
them off to jail. One man jerked
loose and fled. Vincent landed the
other at the Hotel Fontenelle and
called the police. ,
Four Persons Hurt x
In Auto Accidents
On Christmas Day
Four persons were injured yester
day in automobile accidents.
J. G. McNicmols. 54 years old.
3331 Webster street, suffered frac
tures of both Tegs and both bones
in the left arm and internal injuries
when run down by an automobile
driven by J. Warren Best, 421 North
Thirty-first street, at Thirty-third
and Burt streets. '
Best was arrested and later was
released on a bail bond. McNichols
was taken to Lister hospital. His
condition is serious.
Peter Logios. 4922 North Twenty-
eighth street, was- struck by an
automobile bearing license number
19187, Neb, when he stepped from
a street car at Tenth and Mason
streets yesterday moring. He suf
fered severe bruises. The car did
Mrs. R. Smith, 2625 Decatur
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Twenty-sixth street, were sitting in
a ford car with the lights turned
out last night at Twentieth and
Clark streets when a street car came
along and pushed their automobile
15 feet dowa the' street. Mrs.
Smith's side was wrenched and the
Blau woman's neck sprained. M. M.
Blau left the car standing in the
Two poys Found With
Stolen Jewelry and Cash
In Their Possession
Elmer Covely; 17 years old, and
Parwin Howard, 16, both of Chi
cagd, were arrested yesterday by
Detectives Dolan and Hageman in
a rooming house at Twenty-second
and Howard streets with $900 worth
of jewelry in their possession.
Covely had $250 cash and Howard
$112 when they were arrested. Each
loy had a gun. They were held for
investigation at central police sta
Detectives Dolan and Hagerman
said they have identified many ar
ticles of jewelry, found in the boys'
room, as those stolen Monday night
and Tuesday night' from Drake
Court and St Clare apartments.
On Monday night three apart
ments in Drake courK were ran
sacked and $170 worth of clothing,
$200 worth of jewelry and a small
amount of cash taken.
Tuesday night two apartments in
St. Clare apartments, 2222 Harney
street, were plundered and a large
amount of cash and jewelry taken.
; The boys deny that they commit
ted the burglaries, but refused to
say where they obtained the valu
ables. Yiddish Players Present '
"The Victims of the World"
David leyrowitr. heading the
Goldman company of Yiddish pleay
ers, opened a two-nights engage
ment at the Auditorium last night,
presenting "The Victims of the
World," a play based on the sorrows
of the Jew in Russia. A big crowd
was thrilled by I the realism of the
company, several of whom were in
the original New York cast of, this
show. The contrast between the
freedom offered the Jews in Ameri
ca and tlVe hardships they are corn
pled to endure in the European
countries was ajitly depicted. This
evening the same comnany will Are
sent "For the Sins of Their Parerfts."
This is ' the latest -musital comedy
which was presented to capacity
houses in New York City.
Former Police Officer
Charged With Assault
Bert Hiatt former police officer,
was arrested Wednesday night on
order of Chief Eberstein and charged
with assault and battel y. Fred
Haarman" and wife, 2430 South
Twenty-fourth street, told Oiief
Eberstein that their car and Hiatt's
collided at Twenty-fourth and L
streets and in the Ensuing debate
Hiatt assaulted Haarman
SECOND VOTE IN
ITALY ON FlUtiE
Seventy-Five Per Cent of
Votes Cast in; Favor x
Rome, Dec. 24. In consequence
of doubts regarding the first plebi
scite at Fiume another was taken on
Sunday which resulted in 5 per .cent
of the votes being cast in favor of
the Italian governments proposals
relative to the future occupation of
the city, according to the Giornale
d'ltalia. Major Giuriati, chief of
Capt Gabriele D'Annunzio's cabinet,
is reported to have resigned.
Newspapers state the basis of
agreement was as follows:
The Italian government will keep
in its possession the whole of the
armistice line, reaffirming the right
of Fiume to decide its own fate.
Fiume will receive financial assist
ance so that it may resume its activi
ties under the regime ipf a free port.
During the transitional period, it
is said, the Italian government wifl
not exercise its sovereigny rights
over Fiume, the independence of
which shall m no way be diminished
or violated. The government will
not accept any solution tending to
separate Fiume and the surrounding
territory from the mother country
and meanwhile will occupy. ; and
guarantee the integrity of Fiume and
its territory with regular troops,
which will be exclusively of Italian
Many Delegates Coming ,
For Young Judea Meeting
For the first vtime in the history of
the Zionist organization of Oma
ha a Young Judea convention will
be held in the city. The conven
tion will take place on January 2, 3
and 4. v
Omaha is considered to have one
of the largest Young Judea move
ments in the west and for that rea
son the general office in New York,
is desirous or making Omaha the
western office" for all Young Judea
movements in the future.
The convention will open on Fri
day, with a short business session.
Saturday evening a Zionist mass
meeting will be held at the Bnei
Israel synagouge, Nineteenth and
Sunday evening, January 4, the
convention will close with a ban
quet in which all the active Zion
ists in the city and all the delegates
Rabbi Philip Kleintnan of New
York will be the principal speaker
at the conference.
Delegates from, Minneapolis, St.
Paul, Kansas City, Fort Dodge,
Ames. Des Moines, Fremont and
Lincoln will attend the conference.
James E. Croft Funeral '
Will Be Held This Morning
James E. Croft, 50 years old, 1914
Chicago street, veteran Union Pa
cific auditor and recently employed
by the Shaffer Refining company,
died at his home Wednesday. His
son, Cornelius Croft, was killed
about two years ago by Mexican
bandits. Mr. Croft resided n Omaha
for "30 years and was a rtieimber of
the A. O. U. W. and I. C. M. A. He
is survived by his mother, Ellen, and
a son, James F. Croft. i
Funeral services will be held at 9
this morning in St. Philomena's
church. The pallbearers, will be
veteran railroad men witlr whom he
had worked. They are: T. Malloy,
William Croriin, B. Spellman, J.
Hunt, C. Kirk and F. B. .Howard.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre
Girl Attempts tond Her
' Life oq Christmas Day
Sixteen-year-old Bessie Childs,
1105 South Thirteenth street, suffer
ing a "brain-storm," -attempted sui
cide Christmas day at 3:55 p. m. by
taking acid. Her mother, Mrs. F.
Childs, knocked the poison from the
girl's hands before she could swal
low it. The girl was severely burned
about the hands, face and chest.
According to Dr. C. Riggert, who
attended the girl, her mind has been
affected by disease, leaving her sub
ject to "brain storms."
Dr. Riggert removed the girl to
the county hospital for safe keeping.
M. H. Bliss Dies o'f Heart
Disease After Week's Illness
M. H. Bliss, resident of Omaha
for many years and formerly en
gaged in the crockery business here,
djed Wednesday at the residence
of his daughter, Mrs. R. W. Hay
ward. 5155 Davenport street, after a
week's illness of heart disease.
The funeral will be held this
afternoon at 2 from the residence of
his daughter with burial in Forest
Brie j City News
Elizabeth Smith was granted a
divorce from Frank Q. Smith by
Judge Wakeley in divorce court on
grounds of nonsupport. She wai
given the household goods, thej
equity in the home at 4812 Under
wood avenue, custody of the child
and ahniony of $25 a month.
Frieda Sutton, wearing a corsage
of roses and looking like a bride ex
cept that she wore a black dress, ap
peared in divorce " court and was
granted a divorce from Slayter Sut
ton by Judge Wakeley and restored
to her maiden name, Meyen. .She
charged- her husband with nonsup
port. The decree gives her $190 alii
mony. . . . '
Charging h abandonment, Mattie
Brady was given a divorce from
Barneys-Brady in divorce court by
Judge Troup. They were married
in 1887. She was given custody of
her two minor, children.
of for chil
Custody of for children and $14
a month -alimony were given Anna
Grimberg' in a decree of divorce
from Frederick Grimberg, granted
by Judge Troup in divorce court
Unva Root lTtut it Beacon Praa
Vacuma Cleaaen BarMaa-Orandan Co
Baltimore Oyatera, Denver celery,
California head lettuce tor Cm-lst-mas.
Buffett's Grocery. Adv.
Former Omaha .Yoman Dies
Mrs, H. F. Rhodes, formerly of
Omaha, died Monday at the homa of
her daughter, Mrs. Ben McCutheon,
In Belle Fourche, S. D.
County Wards Entertained Two
hundred people at the Douglas
County hospital were entertained by
the "Y. V. C. A. Student Club"
of Commercial High school with
dances, songs and reading, yester
day. Among the entertainers were
Ester Stokes, Ellen Mattern and -Ida
Hold'' Regular Services Regular
Friday evening services will be held
In Temple Israel tonight at 8. The
Sunday entertainment will be held
Sunday morning at 10.
'No Flour Purchase The United
States Grain corporation made no
purchases of flour thisweeK. It is
difficult to furnish shipping orders
to mills owing to the congested con
dition of storage 'facilities for pack
age goods at seaboard points. About
200,000 barrels were offered.
With the return of European
farmers to pre-war conditions the
farm tractor" sales it Europe are in
Christmas Spirit Revealed'
In Armenian Relief Pledges
; Answers to the ChruWas plea of
tnc Nebraska branch of the Near
East Relief committee have been
most gratifying, according to E.
Uwis Holland. . H. H. Baldrige,
state chairman, sent out thousands
of letters' into Nebraska appealing
for donation) to the Armenian chil
dren in the Christmas spirit, and
pledges and gifts are already pour
ing into the office of John C. Whar
ton, state treasurer. More than
90,000 people in Nebraska received
the appeal by mail during the week.
More pledges" are expected before
Longest Steel Span
Ever Placed In Omaha
At 4ir Mail Haijgar
. ' ' .
Completion of the steel work on
the aerial mail hangar at Ak-Sar-Ben
landing field was marked by the
placing of a 125-foot steej span at
1?.:30 Wednesday. The span is the
longest ever placed in Omaha, ac
cording to steel men.
Assurance that the hangar would
be completed by January 1 was re
ceived from architects by Chamber
cf Commerce officials Wednesday.
Col. John A. Jordan, in charge o!
maintenance and extension of aerial
mail serv'ce, before leaving Omaha
Tuesday night, stated he would se
cure a heating plant for the hangar
immediately and. that aerial mail,
planes would begin arriving on Jan-
uary 8. , s . - r
Calvin H. Taylor Family
To Spend Winter In West
Calvin H. Taylor, prominent -Oma
ha attorney, has gone to California
with his wife, son, and mother-in- y'
law, to sped the winter. Mr. Tayi' ;.
lor and family will live in Los An-i
geles until spring.
All Sales Final
We can permit of no ex
changes, returns, approvals
or credits during this sale.
Alterations in t order of
sales, y )
I5R-2I DOUGLAS STREET
Parisian prices with the
best values you encounter
elsewhere. You'll readily
be convinced of their lead
ership. ' ..
SALE OF ALL SALES-Choice of Our Entire Stock ol I
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HALF PRICE Two" gar
inents for tlie price of one. Think
what great news this will prove
to be to you and hundreds of
other , women living within a
buying radius of the Parisian.
of Coats. Suits
and Dresses at
Garments that are
individualized, by a
style superiority and
cleverness of design
that is only to be found
in garments of the bet
aw , ;fl 6. ATm I1Y 141 F
Beyond a shadow of, a doubt
this will prove to be the great-.
x est sale news of the year, because
Parisian prices are always the
lowest; and , now, at half price,
they simply: cannot be equalled.
The importance of this
great sale will sweep the
city from north to south
from east to west. Hun
dreds, will make immediate
plans to be here when the
doors open Saturday morn
VELOURS i BOLIVIAS
KERSEYS . , SEALETTES
POLO CLOTHS GOLDTIPS
f SUEDE VELOURS SERGES
I GABERDINES NOVELTIES
r SERGES TRICOTINES
I TRI COLETTES PAULETTES
TAFFETAS A VELVETS
Long and short models, tai
lored effects, belted styles, rich
ly lined coats. Many are gor
geously trimmed with rich furs.
All colors. -
Severely tailored creations,
rich, fur trimmed suits. Many of
these ,suts are highly suitable
for early spring wear. All
Dresses for business, street,
afternoon and evening wear, ev
ery wanted color, models for
Miss and Matron. Many advance '
spring styles included.
lere'slhe Way We'll Sell Coals, Suits rid Presses
Garments to Go
Garments to Go
Garments to Go
Garments to Go
Garments to Go
All $65.00 Garments to Go
All $ 75.00 Garments to Go at $37.50
All $ -85.00 Garments to Go at $42.50
All $ 95.00 Garments to Go at $47.50
All $100.00 Garments to Go at $50.00
All $1 10.00 Garments to Go at $55.00
All $125.00 Garments to Go at $62.50
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