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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 4, 1916)
TIIK TIKE: OMAITA. SATl'TWAY. MAKVII I. UMf..
fashions -:- Health Hints -:- Woman's Work -:- Household Topics
War W codings
II T I.X.L1SIIWOM A.
"Tlirn there will le a reo.1 war wfJ
) in u : Oh, liow Jolly! I'm so glad. All
That wm the. kind of remark that
greeted her every ciay, n0 ane hud to -,'lain
that the enKiRcmmt rlns did not
mi,ia a war wecidins, and that, In fact,
thero would bo no mnrtiaue until he
lamr hack from ths war. Her people
were disappointed. Tho man wm a senior
nfflcc, a thoroughly good fellow, and
lliey were both deeply In love. It would
ho so much nkr for her to be married.
And then. If well. If he did not return
fhe would have a pension that would
nt least ease tho material side, of life.
Tlify could not understand how the girl
, cuulU stand out so definitely when all
whci cared for her were willing, even
eager, to help her In the thousand little
task and details associated with a war
m I'l'i't open up house," a kindly rela
tive said, 'come and live with Vne. Tou
shall, have a sitting room to yourself
so that when he comes home to leave It
will be almost like having a home of
Hut the engaged girl, grateful as she
was, declined the offor, and It was only
to an understanding friend that she at
Inst confided her point of view.
"It's not a thing one can talk about
very easily." she said, "but I should
like you to know. I think that every
man who marries and returns almost
Immediately to his post of duty has
very mixed feelings, lie la tremendously
hippy, of course, to knew that the girl
he loves Is his, that when he Is out at
the front, he will be tied to her by the
most sacred bond, that exists. And the
uirl of course Is happy too. But there Is
nnother aide of the question. Tho man
may argue that if he comes back fit
and strong iiopplness lies before thorn.
He may say If he la killed In action hut
wife will at least be beyond I he attack of
poverty and material olstress! He knows
that the pension d'ie to an officer" wlfo
will rt least keep her from want. Both
these considerations are in "favor of a
war wedding. But and this Is where the
man hesitates supposing he comes back
w'thout an arm or with two legs missing
' utterly, hopelessly blind? He thinks
of the girl, young beautiful full or
strength and health, and the Idea that
she should bo tied to a malred and crlp
1 led creature Is absolutely Intolerable. He
knows that the girl would be glad to
serve him with all her love and tender
ness. But he reijards It as a sacrifice,
and his chivalry will not allow him to
nercpt the sacrifice. Tou see. If the girl
i. his wife he knows that she will stay
henldo him from a sense of duty. Her
place Is at his side. Can't you see how
that might hurt a manT
"Now. take my position. If my man
enmes back smashed up badly, with
limbs missing, he knows that I am free
to marry someone else. There Is no tU
between us that cannot be broken. And
if I tell him how much I love him and
how greatly I need him. It will In a way
reassure him. He will reallxe that I am
coming to him out of my own free will.
and not because I am his wife.
"I don't think that people realise how
deeply most men feel this aspect of waSj
weddings, xney Know now me averag
ylrl loves a man In khaki. They realize
that the love that prompted a girl to
marry a man, though heroic and strong
and splendid, was order orders for the
front, might not be strong and reel
enough to make happiness possible for
her If he came back battered and broken,
Ro many men feel that the girl doesn't
quite realise that It doea take rather a
big love to make Joy at all possible In a
married life that would be much out
of the ordinary.
"That's why," she went on, "I do not
believe in war weddings. If I desired it
Dick would marry me tomorrow. But
know that it will make him happier to
iTiink that 1 am free. It is a sacrifice
for me, but I make it very gladly, know
ing what it means to him. We are sure
of our love. If he comes back to me
we shall be married at once. Our engage
ment has been announced only because
our right t be with him If he comes
homo wounded will be the more clearly
asserted. We are very happy perhaps
little happier than those who have not
considered the other side of the war
"Von see." she added, "there are cases
ti.il make a man think. Dick has
Krat friend who married In the early
days of the war. The girl was greatly
excited. She. Imagined herself to be In
love. She ruther liked being an officer
wife. A month ago her husband came
bark with one leg missing, and his
health so seriously undermined that the
doctor han ordered him to live perma
nently, in the country. The girl loves
town life. A week-end In the country
ltores her. The man knows that happl
ness la 'mposslble for her. and the girl
simply from a sense of duty, will go
wiih him to his country retreat, and both
will be Intensely unhappy. I would find
Impp'ness with Pick whatever happened
to him, but he would not believe It mi
le I were free to choose my life when
he tame back broken and hurt. No, we
golnh' to have a pence wedding, plenxe
od; and Just because we have waited
for our happiness, It will be all the finer
when It comes "
Advice to Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax
Ask Hint to Dine.
Hear Miss Fairfax: I am 19. work for
my father and have met a oung mini I
lulmlre Vfry much. Tnls young man lia
mlet my father out of laie in bum
!! troubles. I don't like to make ad
vances. He has been courteous l me.
ami In fact, has made me feel that he
hus a personal interest in me.
It will be a good ldeu to have your
father Invite this young man to your
homo for dinner. This courtesy would be
merely a token of appreciation of his
kindness. Then It will be very easy for
ou to make him feel that he is a we
What Are Voir latentloaar
Dear Ms Fairfax: I have a steno
grapher of whom 1 m very fond, but as
soon as 1 do anything fur her. she In
stantly Is upl( iou of my Intentions.
What shall 1 do? tilPUOYKIt.
If you are a married man you most
certainly have no right to attempt any
social relations with your stenographer.
you are single uu ought to keep
on a business buls unless you
love with her and are thinking of
-ir marrying her. Just what are your inten
tions? Are you sure that they are not
of a sort to roJM the girl's suspicions?
T.u only thing for you to do ia to place
yourself def nitely on one of two babes:
An liorrcst business one or one of honest
aiij dnlaai! f rli-iitUhi.).
Br Woooa III Trill sox, M. I.
So far as the. war coming to an end by
exhaustion of men and cannon-fodder the
prospect painfully remote, and as far
as the raw human trmtorlal Is concerned
the nations of Europe could continue their
Insane slaughter for at leant six or lclit
ears without running short of men.
This may souu.l IncreU ble, hut as a
further straw, K.issla rails to Its colors
every year LiTO,'1"" young men of fighting
age, almost enough to make good the an
nual losses of all the nations Involved, so
Just two words explain the paradox of
this hnge total, but small relative fatal
ityboth Individual and national one Is
conscription. turning every young.
healthy male Into a soldier and putting
millions in the field where only tens of
thousands ever marched before; the other
In the present war only between 5 and
3 per cent of the wounded die. In the
Rufso-Japanese war about 5 per cent
died. In the Hpanlsh-Amerlcan about "W
per cent. In the Fran eo-Prussian 15. In
the Crimean 2f and In the Napoleonic
wars over 30 per cent of the wounded
died, not of the wounds, but of septic
fever, hospital gangrene and laeklaw.
Hut the hugeet reduction from deadli
nes has come from medicine anil not
from surgery, unexepeeted as this may
Of those who fell in the civil war, for
every one who lost his life In battle five
died of disease.
In tho present horror the proportions
have been a little more than reversed
for every one that dies of dlsna.se seven
die In battle.
The war game has been made Just
Plain, straight killing, and little else.
If you are not killed outright, and the
chances of that are little greater than
they were before, the chances are thirty
to one in favor of your recovery.
From four-fifths to nine-tenths of the
real risks of war were not bullets, but
bugs, and we have pretty nearly wiped
the latter off the earth, so far ns the
soldier Is concerned. When we do a
well by our civil population In times of
peace the health millennium will come.
Such Inerense t fatal!. y. amounting
to perhaps 35 to 50 per cent, as appear j
upon the surface of the returns of the
present war. Is probably chiefly due to
another factor which has nothing what
ever to do with Increased killing power.
and that Is. the frequency of the betflen
and tho practical Inceasantness of the
This dopends upon the enormous im
provement In the commissariat and sup
ply department, due to modern methods
and facilities, such as railroads, perma
nent and temporary; motor car, tele
graph and telephones.
Thla makes possible a constant and
unfailing supply of food, equipments,
clothing and ammunition; a prompt
clearing out and carrying away of the
wounded to base and rear hosnitals and
of Immediate substitution in their place
of fresh cannon-food.
Moreover, the most Important and
deadly part of the fighting has been con
ducted for the last thirteen months In
one place, a long and narrow strip only
abotit fffteen miles wide. In a highly civ
ilised country, with abundanoe of perfect
roads and with each side, having a doxen
first-class railroads connecting It by very
short haul with Its base of supplies; so
that ammunition and reinforcements can
be poured In and empty rhells and waste
human material hauled out as promptly
and regularly as if supplying a factory
with raw material and bringing back the
There have been actually more battles
fought In the seventeen months of this
war than ever were fought in any seven
teen years before.
The Joking remark of an English offi
cer that their army had teen fighting
"five Waterloos a week'1 was not ro far
from the truth ss It might sound.
Taking all these things into considera
tion, modern warfare, like ancient war
fare, is still about the stupidest clum
siest, most Inefficient way of killing men
that has ever yot be-n invented, nnd in
spite of the enormous expense the war
god haa to work harder today to kill one
men, than he ever did in all history
"The Masquer ader!"
By Nell Brinklcn
Copyright. li"l. Intern! News Service.
I -v hi t ' II tw-
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Modern art has advanced t such a
degree that It Is difficult to distinguish
the blush of youth from the blush ef th
People v.-hn are ready with sn excus"
for exery criminal are not prompted by
sympathy. They simply want an argn
When s man swakens lo the fart thi'
he has also married several of his wife's
lelsthes. the divorce lawyer sits up and
There is always a euspldon that the
enthi!s;;irMo reformer ha a scoop net
large enough to pkk up something worth
If we coti'd s'e oi rselves ss others see
us a lot of mirrors would be smashed
I w' v - - -
V,.. - J :
A tiny playlet for your reflection. The
curtain' swings wide. A glass of lovely
color glitters in the footlights' glow.
Youth's hand upholds It. The bubbles
rise from a heart of fire. Rise and
change color. Youth's hand la firm, and
rosy In the palm like a wild rose. There
Is a spirit a sprite a kelpie orouched
In the swimming color. Just a merry.
innocent, pretty creature, with dragon
fly wings, a harmless soul with a re
mote, obscure little voice like the ghost
of a golden bell. The play goes on. Tou
see how It begins T Softly Is It not so?
playfully gently! The soul In the glass
Is a beautiful, harmless dweller.
What's here! The candles have burned
out. They are lumps of pallid wax. The
play Is over no. It Is Just the end. The
black wicks are like so many little slum
bering monks. The orchestra is crawl
ing under the stage.
The glass stands slim and still glitter
ing. It Is all that remains radiant in
the setting. The glass stand. No bub
bles rise. The hand that was Youth's
lies lsx like the dead man at the end of
a play, or the forgotten sword that the
curtain falls upon In the haste of the
finale. Ilea half under the closing cur
tain which the announcer pulls together
In a calm and business-like way. The
spell of the play Is over. He has watched
It so many times, and closed the curtains
after It over and over again!
But you didn't see! -.ur eyes move
upward from the hand that has aged
since the first act to the pallor or the
snuffed- candles up the slim trunk of
the glass. From the dregs at the but'
torn rises like a released genii from a
broken vessel the kelpie, the soul of the
drink! There la no creature of dragon
fly wings. What magic Is here! Was
It your eyes? The color, perhaps. A
Here, at the end, that1 sprite that
lurked, a harmless dweller deep In tho
lovely bowl, quivering Unity, seeming to
be rises wholely from the rlni. And you
see snake-locks and drowning eyes,
malace. weeds the real soul the dweller
without a soul! The Meaqueradcr.
The play Is finished. Do you like It?
It Is a horror within a fairy-tale. ,..
The face of , the ocean holds dreamful
moving fancies but the mermaid, leap
ing throug ami shattering the veil of
water, would have fins, and . fish-eyes,
and oysters fur ears! .
V. F. KirtvKN.
Aesoi!aied with the Raymond
Furniture Co.. as assistant man
ager. Mr. Klrven takes up his
duties with Omaha's new furni
ture store at 1,"t-lMf Howard St.,
well prepared for the reapcnslhll
Itles that w'll devolve upon him.
He hfis 'ven piactleslly reared in
the. furniture business, coming
lo the Raymond Store from
the veil known and large house
of Ruhl. Keith In Kansas City.
Mil, where he has bad years of
praet'cal experlenre ss a salesman
famtlar with tho high grade period
and decorative 'lines carried by
thnt house. He Is accustomed to
efficient and systematic business
methods that ssfeguard the Inter
fats of his customer. Mr. Klrven
comes to Omaha a believer In the
c'ty and the Raymond Store plan
and In casting his lot with this
house, he does so to become a
factor In its progressive policies
and fnr reaching alms. He expects
to rsslst In meeting and watting
upon the trade of the store In the
sctlve capacity of salesman along
with his other duties and in this
connection his past experience and
knowlrdge of the exacting require
ments ' and essentials that create
the kind of satisfaction on the
part of Its patrons that the Ray
mond store will Inflexibly stand
Their Opening announcement
will appear In this paper In a very
I Jyr things a
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e Summit off the Lodges
Sang the Robin9 the Opechee"
There is a warmth in the Sunshine as we write, which
after all would indicate that the bird's judgement was
not so much at fault.
A lady of veracity told us that she heard a robin
about 10 days ago. We could not doubt her ladyship,
and WE ADMIRED the courage OF THE OPECHEE.
Two weeks more and the 17th of Ireland will be here AFTER THAT
SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING! We are all ready-and ready to help you.
Special display of Spring Wearables at Thomas Kilpatrick & Co's Saturday
Xow a word of ulvtcc At no time In our
experience has It seemed bo much the part of
wisdom to buy early as ln this year of grace
and disgrace. Never has It been ho necessary
for the merchant to be prepared, for market
conditions are much mixed. We bought early,
we bought liberally. Wo have driven the man
ufacturer and crowded deliveries, ao that
now we ran show you a complete stock
Women's Tailored Suits, Afternoon
and Evening Dresses, Blouses for Wo
men and Women's Coats.
AdvU-e Huy now, later you may find u
difficult to get what you want.
Iate Pult Models for Saturday includes
Navy Poplins, HI ark and White Serges, Hlue
(iabardine. Taffeta Silks, SUk Poplins, Ktc.
$27.50 for These.
all the air and style of
And they have
In dresMf.'H navy serges an
them NOW and splendid val
ikw, too, at
scarce, we have
A great variety of Kilk liieses, poplins,
ftaye Taffeta, Ktf A very Hpeeiul offering
t 818. .10 And as the prices climb higher,
say at S2.". 83." "! at 815. you will
find many exclusive designs, combining cor
rectness of Mye and richness of fabric.
A very attractive Showing of COATS,
SPORT, AUTO and JERSEY.
Wo can suit you In style, please you in
color and satisfy your weight requirements.
Silks, by the way, are particular favorites
this year. Had we not bought early prices
would have been much higher, and indeed,
it Is a serious question w lie her we could have
met your needs, ('all at Silk Section Satur
day. Post yourself on what Is correct. This
much you owe yourself.
.1(1-1 n li Silk Failles, In all the best colors,
.'Wl-lnrh Taffetas, two special grades
81.25 l 81.50 !.
(Inuiey's IO-inrh ('rep- hii1 Foulards
A Wonderful Collection of 8trled Taffetas.
AT THE GLOVE SECTION
Foreign n Ikimewtlc kids Mere, too, we
advise you to supply your wants NOW, for
there is likely to be a scarcity later. Fitted,
and, of course, guaranteed.
DRESS GOODS STOCKS
Are exceedingly complete in colors, weights
and widths. Wonderful bow Independent you
ran be with the aid of a III TTFItlCK.
lrrpurelne Una lloen the Watchword
Here AIm (Jlngham Dresses, so appropriate
for spring. What we have to show you now
we can offer with confidence. The utilities,
styles, colorings all that we can commend and
you can desire. later we may not be able
to say as much.
Three division for Saturday, ages S to 14
years, GOc for the kind usually sold at $1.
81.00 for the kind usually sold at $1.60.
81.25 for the kind usually sold at $2.00.
Many attractive dresses of other cotton
MEN!! Saturday we fire the first
Gun for Spring in our Furnishing'
A KIIIHT SAliF We might have put It
THK SIIIUT NAM-" for men know our sales
are different. We have displayed In our win
dows a splendid assortment of shirts, well
made, from standard percales; colors rellabla.
$1.00 the unual price, 00f " Saturday
Everything points to much higher prices later.
Once a luxury, now a necessity for every
well dressed woman. FORESIGHT better than
hindsight here also. It enabled us to secure
an excellent assortment of fancy stripes and
we thought we had a fairly liberal quantity.
They are disappearing like magic. No wonder!
You never saw a more magnetic line, 60 or
70 different styles and colors SI. 25 Pl"
You v.111 prolwbly not he their Ilk' again
this year. .
TAKK NOTK. PLKAHK We have now In
stock complete assortments of fibre stock
ings In the 35c and 50c numbers. Mighty
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