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Resemblances of Onuhi Women.
If you had a double or even a
near double, . now should you feelf
It might make you sad or it might
make you glad. These mysterious
resemblances are frequent and unac
countable. Every new friend who
meeti you sees in you a likeness to
some one he has met before. Some
times the mention of resemblance
may be considered a compliment,
but never more so than in the case
of two handsome and prominent
Omaha women, who are often mis
taken for each other.
Mrs. Edward M. Syfert; president
of the Omaha Woman's club, and
Mrs. William Sears Poppleton, are
the two. Each is tall and erect, care
fully tailored and carefully groomed.
Each has a face full of expression,
with luminous eyes. Dark hair
threaded with strands of gray, which
so many younger ' women have in
this century, crowns the head of
each. Both are intelligent and ener
getic women. Mrs. Syfert's regime
is marked by more system and con
structive work than the Omaha Wo
man's club has perhaps ever had.
Her meetings are conducted in per
fect order and with a business-like
manner, which brooks none of the
confusion which is usually attributed
to women's meetings.
Mrs. Poppleton is one of the wit
tiest and most charming women in
Omaha's social circles. When a dis
tinguished visitor to Omaha is enter
tained it is Mrs. Poppleton who has
the seat next to the guest of honor,
for as a conversationalist she is a de
light to all who know her. The story
of one yonng eastern man who came
to Omaha last fall on a mission, met
Mrs. Poppleton and- begged off from
all engagements in order to bask for
a time in her smile has been dupli
A mnrm than once. At a recent
concert sn old acquaintance of the!
two, who had seen neiiner lor some
time, hesitated and studied before
she decided that Mrs. Syfert was not
Mrs. Poppleton.
Two other Omaha women whose
resemblance has been commented up
on are Mrs. George H. Payne and
Mrs. K. R. J. Edholm.
Luncheon Parties. .
Mrs. Thomas Lynch entertained at
luncheon at the Blackstone for her
husband's sister, Miss Helen Lynch
of Hyannis, Neb., who is spending a
month in the city. Spring flowers
formed the table decorations and cov
ers were placed for nine.
Other luncheon hostesses at the
Blackstone today were Mrs. W. C.
Crosby, Mrs. John Mack, Mrs. C. W.
Martin, jr., and Mesdames W. I.
Walker, C. S. Montgomery, A. J. Sis
tek and W. McAdams, who are resi
dents of the hotel.
The Deborah Franklin club met for
luncheou at the Commercial club.
Suffrage Bridge Party. . , ,
The Political Equality league an
nounces a large card party to be
given at the Blackstone Monday,
March 19, at 2 o'clock, to raise funds
for the suffrage campaign. Mrs. Mary
Dykeman Williams, acting president
in the absence of Mrs. F. D. Wead,1
and Mrs. Thomas Brown, will have
charge of the affair. Attractive
Srizes will be awarded and there will
e refreshments served. " ' ' '
Here end The.e in Society.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Stemm of
Hillsdale, Wyo.,. are visiting their
son, Mr. W. R. Stemm.
Miss : Ruth Anderson and Miss
Dorothy Hippie are additional names
to the list of girls' going to Lincoln
tomorrow for .the. Kappa Kappa
Gamma format.
Mr. M. C. Peters and daughter,
Miss Daphne Peters, have left New
Orleans and gone on to Belleair, Fla.,
for several weeks. They are not ex
pected home until the first of April
Mrs. C. E. Bedwell and Miss Char
lotte left this morning in their ma
chine for a ten days' visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Holland irfLincoln.
While there Mio Bedwell will at
tend the Kappa Alpha Theta format,
which will be held Saturday at the
Lincoln hotil .!.,,'.
Miss Loa Howard is convalescing
from a seven weeks' illness of com
plications from a severe attack of the
grip. If able, she wilt go to Lincoln
tor the Kaooa Alpha fheta formal,
where she will be joined by Miss Vir
ginia Lewis of Springheld, 111., who
is returning from a six weeks' so-
tourn in Los Angeles. 1 he girls will
return to Omaha the first of the week.
when Miss Lewis will be the guest of
Miss Howard and her sister, Mrs. E.
V, Lewis,,, , ..
What OccuDied the Day.
A board meeting of the Omaha So
ciety of Fine Arts was held at the
Fontenelle this morning to discuss
ilana for next year. More art ex
libits and fewer lectures seems to be
the prevalent idea.
Miss Gladya Peters entertained in
formally at luncheon at her home in
honor of Mrs. Roger Vaughan of Chi
cago, who is visiting her parents, Dc.
and Mrs. J. f. Lord.
Mrs. F. R. Straight and Mrs. D. E.
McCulley entertained at a bridge
luncheon for Miss Dove Mitchell, who
leaves soon for Emporia, Kan. The
table decorations were in pink and
white tulips. Mrs. Straight will also
entertain next Thursday at a lunch
Mrs. Harold Pritchett entertained
her bridge club at her home. The
members who- are in the city were
present and no guests were invited.
Miss Eugenie Patterson was host
ess of the Junior Bridge club.. Mrs.
John Caldwell and Mrs. Austin Gai
fey were the guests.
Miss Dorothy Bingham, who is
hostess this week for a coterie of
young women who meet every week
for an informal afternoon spent in
needlework, entertains today and to
morrow at the Bingham apartments
at the Rome hotel.
Pre-Nuptial Affair.
Miss Helen Dunham will entertain
this evening at a bridge party at her
' home in honor of Miss Harriet Cop
ley and Mr. Earl Burket, when four
tables will be placed for the game.
Miss Helen Weeth will give a pre
nuptial luncheon for Miss Copley
March 17. Mr. Herbert Smailes will
entertain for Miss Copley and Mr.
Earl Burket March 19. Mr. Walter
Byrne is also planning a party for
'Jiese popular young people. '
March 20 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cop
ley will entertain at a dinner for the
bridal party at the Blackstone before
the rehearsa. for the wedding.
Miss Mabel Allen entertains on
yn mora
Wednesday evening for the bridal
Miss Helen Smith will entertain
Monday evening at a bridge party at
her home in honor of Miss Harriet
Copley and Mr. Earl Burkett, whose
wedding takes place March 21.
The Misses Halcyon Cotton and
Marjorie Beckett will give a kitchen
shower tomorrow afternoon for Miss
Copley at the home of the former,
when only intimate friends of the
guest of honor have been invited.
Jottings on the Calendar.
Mrs. John McCague, jr., will enter
tain informally at bridge Monday
afternoon in honor of Miss Margaret
Gibson, the guest of Mrs. Charles
Mrs. S. A. Williams will entertain
next Wednesday afternoon at bridge
in honor of her mother, Mrs. G. E.
Koerncr, of St. Louis, Mo., who is
making a month's visit with her
Omaha Women Teach the
Mississippians Film Lore
What Omaha club women are doing
for children's movie programs has
traveled as far as Jackson, Miss. From
a moving picture man there Mrp W.
S. Knight has received inquiries as
to what sort of pictures the educa
tional committee of the Woman's
club is showing here.
"Robinson Crusoe," a film just re
leased, based on Defoe's story, will
be shown Saturday morning at 10
o'clock at the Strand. "France's Ca
nine Allies," "Grandeur of the West
ern States and "Maude Is no Re
specter of Time" are the other 'films
to be shown.
At the Muse Saturday morning at
the same hour, and at 1 o'clock at
the Besse, on the South Side, Mar
guerite Clark in "Such a Little
Queen;" a pictograph, "Ice Skating,"
and "Marking the Mariner's Way,"
one of the Colonel Heezaliar series,
"Childish Delight," and one of the
Katienjammer Kids series will be
"Uncle" Accepts
Precious Spuds as
Loan's Collateral
A pawn shop at 1312 Douglas street
accepted two lUO-pound sacks of pota
toes as collateral for a loan of $6.
This information appeared in a re
port made to the chief of police.
Pawn shops are required by law to
make daily reports to the chief of all
valuables purchased or on which
money is advanced.
Detectives Van Deusen and Shoop,
who have charge of pawn shops, were
amused when they noticed the entry
of potatoes, the first of the kind made
by a pawn shop proprietor.
Pneumonia is the Chief
Ally of Death in Omaha
Health department records indicate
an increase of acarlet fever. During
the first week of this month thirty
two cases were reported, while during
the entire month of February there
were eighty-nine cases.
Pneumonia has been the chief cause
of deaths since January 1. The health
commissioner reports a prevalence of
bronchial illness during the last few
weeks. '
No cases of cerebral spinal menin
gitis have been reported this week.
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Watch for a Wonderful
"IngersoU" Watches
at prices never matched
Details in Friday's Papers
' Brandeis Stores
School Kiddie! Now Shun It at
Though It Wag a Bad
Swear Word.
By A. R. GROH.
"It's not my fault if you can't."
"Aren't you going home yet?"
"They haven't been here."
These three sentences I heard the
other day on a school playground.
They came from the lips of children
10 to 15 years old.
Don't they sound sort of queer?
Vou having answered in the affirma
tive, I ask "why?" And, having asked
you "why," I answer, "Because the
word 'ain't' does not appear in them."
Ten years ago school children
would have said, "It ain't my fault,"
"Ain't you going home?" "They ain't
been here."
Just about ten years ago teachers
and parents began the great drive on
the word "ain't." They attacked it,
horse, foot and dragoons.
Declared An Outlaw.
The word "ain't" was declared an
outlaw, a thief of good form, a mur
derer of the king's English. A price
was set upon his head. He was at
tacked in the school room and in the
home. Wherever he showed his face
a teacher or a parent, a cousin or an
aunt was there to swat him. "Don't
say 'ain't,' Johnny," "You mustn't say
'ain't,' Mary." These were the battle
Johnny and Mary soon came to re
gard "ain't" as a terrible thing, only
a shade better than "bad words."
Clay modeling might be taught in
the kindergarten and rhetoric and
lit'ature in the eighth grade but there
was one thing taught alike in all
grades. That was don'tsayain't."
And so poor little "ain't"has been
driven from the vocabulary of the ris
ing generation. Listen for it your
self among the school children of
Omaha. You don't hear it. Among
the well-educated grownups it still
flourishes. But not among the young
sters. Ode to the Dead.
Great "ain't" li dead.
Ain't that ehetneT
lan't that a, sham? w should lay.
It ain't, or, rather, lin't proper to eay "ain't,"
For "ain't" la outlawed, dead, defunct
By edict ot the achocla.
He waa our boyhood friend.
Companion of our early youth
And manhood's pleaaant oomrade,
Fltttns Into a thouaand ptacea
Where other verba are aald to :s
More proper.
He'a dead. Let ua not weep.
Peace to hla four food lattera.
Peace also to hla apoetrophe.
But look you, good people, loyal
friends of "ain't." Even in his defeat
he is victorious. .For while teachers
have been busy, stamping him out of
existence, other weeds have sprung
up in the garden of English.
Teachers tell me that slang is be
coming a serious menace, in compari
son with which "ain't" was as harm
less as a babe. A teacher told me
that one of her pupils related an inci
dent which happened at home. The
boy remarked at the table, "This is a
peach of an apple pie."
"Cut out that slang, son," his fa
ther ordered.
Whereat his mother laughed and
said to his father:
"Your English is just as bum as
Then they all laughed and declared
that that was "certainly going some."
Former Lead Man Wins
Glory and War Bride
Lead, S. D March 8. (Specials
Major Hercule LeFevre, Lead's con
tribution to the allied powers of the
European war, who recently returned
from the trenches "somewhere in
France," was married in Montreal
last week and left a "war bride" there
upon returning to the front. He left
Canada when the first boat) load of
Canadian soldiers were sent across
the Atlantic and his distinguished
services for France and the allies
won him an elevation to the rank of
major. His flying trip to Montreal
cemented a romance that even war
could not eclipse. LeFevre was for
years a resident of Lead and attended
the schools of this city.
Graduate of Brownell
Hall Dies at Lead, S. D.
Lead, S. D March 8. (Special.)
Flora Blackstone Williams, 38, who
died suddenly of heart failure here
last week, was buried Tuesday morn
ing from the residence uf the Home
stake superintendent. Mrs. Williams
was the daughter of Superintendent
and Mrs. Richard Blackstone, and her
husband, L. C. Williams, is connected
with the big Homestake power plant
in Spearfish canyon out of Spearfish.
Mrs. Williams was the sister of Mrs.
Louise Blackstone Regan and Alex
Blackstone of this city. She was a
graduate of Brownell Hall, Omaha,
and of St. Paul seminary. Her mother,
Mrs. Richard Blackstone, in delicate
health, is critically ill as a result of
her daughter's death.
Fashion Hint
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mfirtM?t3UmmkCfawmmMii m sfl
The short-waisted frock for the
growing girl is always becoming and
picturesque. This charming frock in
white China silk is belted quite high
with self material and daintily em
broidered with fetching finishing note
supplied by the tiny pin tucks.
Peace Dove Hovers Over
Hummel and the Audubons
The war is over between the Au
dubon society and City Commissioner
Joe Hummel, and in place of the
booming of verbal broadsides there
now exists a harmonious peace pact,
under which both sides are co-operating
for the improvement of the city
parks and the protection and encour
agement of the song birds.
Dr. Solon R. Towne, president of
the Audubons, and other members of
that society, express themselves as
well pleased with plans outlined by
Commissioner Hummel for this
season's improvements in Elmwood.
Some groves may be thinned out
where trees are too close together.
Picnic grounds and the big lawns
will also be beautified artificially, but
the natural protection existing for
birds along the stream will not be
"In all details Mr. Hummel and the
Audubons heartily agree," says Dr.
Postal Savings Bank Has
Big Gain in Deposits
Postal saving bank deposits at the
Omaha postoffice were greater during
February than during any previous
month since the bank was established
here. A total of $.57,171 was depos
ited here in that short month. Post
master C. E. Fanning reoorted. The
local bank's total deposits were $389,-
W3 on March 1.
will find it to their advanUg to eoniult us r-t-rdiog-
our ball room and regarding our facilities
for handling Dinner-Dancei.
Wt ihall bt pttaiad to show our beautifully ar
ranged eighth floor to any Dancing Club Committee
who mar bt Interested, so aa to permit them to ei
tlmate the facilities we have to offer and make an
intelligent comparison with those offered elsewhere.
Appointments for such inspection may be made by
Harnoy 94S.
Our ball room and party rooms with use of roof
garden may be engaged at very reasonable terms.
LI Our bell room end Dirty Noma with ilia of roof r-S,
Mrs. Nellie B. Vanandell, of Mackrille, Ky., report an Interest
ing case ot how she had suffered from bowel trouble since child
hood. She says: "I have had four opinions for my trouble and
there was nothii g would do me any good or give me any relief but
Thed ford's Black Draught. I suffered 17 years straight until I got to
aslng your ... medicine." This long standing trouble was re
lieved, after oiker treatments tailed, by the use ot Thedford's Black
Draught, a purely vegetable preparation, made ot ground roots and herbs.
Tot over 70 yean Black-Draught has helped people who have suffered from
constipation. In geatlon, biliousness sick headache, etc. It may be Just
the medicine yon need. Try It. Only one cent a dose 15 cents a pack
age. Your drugg it sells it. 8-25
9, 1917.
One Hundred
It is not many years ago that the
horizon of human history, as seen by
all but a few eyes, extended only four
or five thousand vears behind us. An
cient Egypt and Babylonia seemed to
most readers to be dimmed witn tne
mists of almost measureless antiquity.
"As old as the Pyramids" was a
phrase that produced on the mind the
same effect as the discovery of a
moldcring tombstone in a forgotten
Die statement that Adam lived
6.000 years ago had about it the ven
erableness of incredible age. The
orator's tongue hung upon and mo
mentously lengthened out, the re
sounding syllables: "Six-Thousand
Years! until they seemed to echo
from the abysm of profoundest time.
It was not difficult to believe that
man might have lived in a Garden
of Eden and talked with angels so
long ago as that.
But within a few years past the dis
coveries of archaeology have thrown
human history so much farther back
that tgypt, Chaldea, Adam, Noah and
all that was formerly looked upon
as representing the extreme of an
tiqu.ty seem to be persons and things
of- -yesterday. Twenty-five thousand
years is a very moderate estimate
of the length of the backward leap
that has been taken from the remot
est verge of the stage of hitherto
recorded history into the darkness of
the prehistoric ages.
The adventurous leapers into the
abyss have found solid ground un
der their feet gleaming with dusty
riches. At one stroke, almost, they
have more than doubled, and perhaps
tripled or quadrupled the range of
human records on this planet.
The footsteps of man not man
monkey, but man-thinker can now
be seen extending backward until
they disappear under the glittering
front of the Great Ice Age. The
sting of the glaciers' breath was still
in the air when men began to adorn
the caverns of' the Pyrenees and the
Cantabrian mountains with rock
paintings and frescoes, some of which
are as fresh today as in their prime.
The makers of these pictures were
familiar with bisons, reindeer, mam
moths, cave-bears and other animals
long since extinct or unseen by man
in that part of the earth since history
began to be written or inscribed.
Every year, now, sees some advance
in this uncovering of the ancientest
of all history, and each new discov
ery increases the wonder. Remem
ber tha this is the man of the old Stone
Age, Palaeolithic man who has done
and left these things. The world
that he looked out upon was in many
ways different from the world that
we see today. The climate was diff
erent, the scenery was different, the
animals and plants around him were,
in many cases, amerent.
Yet he was essentially, potentially,
the equal of historic man. His kind
has already developed several dis
tinct races, and one of these, whose
bones and skulls have been found,
was in aipeaiance so like some of
the strongest and most intellectual
races of today that it is startling to
look upon their reconstructed figures
and faces, as archaeologists have been
able to present them to us.
This was the Cro-Magnon race.
Go and look in the Museum of Na
tural History, at the models of these
wonderful countenances which have
come peering out of the past to show
us that tens of thousands of years
ago man. was already clutching at
the edges of the high plateau of pro
gress on which we now stand, and
from which we are going to climb
still higher as the ages roll on.
Sir Arthur Evans, the discoverer
of the palace of King Minos and
the Cretan Labyrinth, speaking be
fore the British Association for the
Advancement of Science on the n-
cent advances of archaeological
a B
Centuries Ago
science, said: "One after another,
features that had been reckoned as
tha exclusive property of Neolithic
or later ages, are seen to have been
shared by Palaeolithic man in the
final stage of his evolution.
"For the first time moreover, we
find the productions of his art rich
in human subjects. At Cogul (one
of the painted caverns in northeast
ern Spain), the sacral dance is per
formed by woman clad from the
waist downward in well-cut gowns,
while in a rock shelter of Alpera,
where we meet with the same skirted
ladies, their dress is supplemented by
flying sashes. On the rock painting
of the Cueva de la Vieja, near the
same place, women are seen with
still longer gowns rising to their
bosoms. We are already a long way
(. c.,.i
And these gowned and sashed ladies
lived at least ten thousand years ago,
which is farther back of the tradi
tional date of Noah's flood than
Noah's flood is from us. It is even
4,000 years back of the traditional
date of Eve herself! Evidently the
dressmakers' art was one of the first.
I have space to refer to but one
other mystery ot the old atone Age,
and I can do it most succinctly by
quoting these words of Sir Arthur
Evans: But the greatest marvel of
all is that such polychrome master
pieces as the bisons of the Altamira
cave were executed on the ceilings
of inner vaults and galleries where
the light of day has never penetrated.
Nowhere is there any trace of smoke,
and it is clear that great progress in
the art of artificial illumination had
already been made."
Solendid for
Mud Cough$, Colds,
km f aexpeaelTe Home-Made lWm-
e Wvre Surret, tyrickeat
Anyone who tries this pleasant test
ing ffomorpade couch syrup, will
qmeltit iwtaaetaad wfiy it is used in
more homes in the United States and
Canada vum any other couflti remedy.
The war it take's hold of an obstinate
cough, (Svinif immediate relief, wfH make
rou regret that you never tried it be
fore. It is a trulv deniiiia.hlp enuoh
remedy that should be kept handy in
ever home, to use at the first siim of a
couaa dutiaff the night or day tune.
Any druggist can supply you with
2 ounces of Pinex (SO cents worth).
Pour fiiia into a nint hnttln mi IV U
bottle vftli plain granulated sugar
syrup. Ine total cost is about 54 cents
atd jpi have a full pint of the most
effective remedy you ever used.
ftfie qurNc, tasting relief you get from
this Knlii'ttt cough syrup will really
suenriaK vnu. It nrnmntl the.
inflamed membranes that line, the throat
and air passages, stops the annoying
throat tickle, loosens the .phlegm, and
sow your couch etops entirely. Splen
did for bronchitis, croup, w hoof) lag
cough and bronchial asthma.
Pinex is a hiirhlv concentrated earn.
pound of Norway pfne extract, combined
with giuMaeol and is famous the world
ores, for its healing effect on the membranes.-
io avoid disappointment ask for 2 Mi
ounces of Pinex" with full directions
and doa't accept anything else. A guar
antee 01 aosomte saustaction or money
DTOfiSntkr Bounded iroea with this nreb.
lara'Mbn. The Pinex Co. Ft. Wayne,
You can get Sunkiat
Oranges wherever
, uniformly good fruit
is sold. Tissue wrappers
stamped "Sunkiat'' iden
tify the genuine. Order
Uniformly Good
CeWoraU Frait Growen Eicaeate
Get Your
For the Lenten Season
Kuenne 9 s
16th and Howard Sts.
2916 Leavenworth St.
Brown Park
Mineral Springs
25th and O Ste., South Side
Phone South 879.
Positively give relief to all
sufferers of rheumatism.
These baths have no weaken
ing effect, but strengthen
and exhilarate in every case.
Oateopauiic Pbyakiu la .Char.e j
New York Brings
Carloads of Smelts
From Pacific Coast
New York, March 8. Four car
loads of smelts, 80,000 pounds, ar.
rived from the Pacific coast today
and were placed on sale by the may
or's food supply committee in stores
throughout the city. The first car
load of smelts brought here a week
ago was q uictly disposed of and the
committee said that enough orders
had been received from grocers to
indicate that the second shipment
would be exhausted within two days.
A review of food conditions, pub
lished today by Commissioner Harti
gan of the bureau of weights and
measures, says that potatoes caa
now be sold at retail for 5 cents a
pound, yellow onions at 9 cents, and
carrots, beets and parsnips at front
4 to 5 cents. A week ago potatoes
were selling for 12 cents t. pound.
Just before the war began the retail
price here was 1 to 3 cents a pound,
The present price, Commissioner Har
tigan says, is normal, considering
Happy Children
Well Fed Children
Cases. Prufcs, Satada. Paatrfat.
uirfji. lam Creaiiu. Hot Choorv
lafie. jttto, uewAes ana canajr.
Tnr spread! af it on bread ororacfc
eabarslJr-nSa. butter. Jam, jelly
dr molasses the children will go info
resource over Ibis new dliht-
HALLO is mad of rtoh nourish
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feiniwkwulene. njtiireav
Jgeee datntiee end baadreee ef etaer
due tne quart.
A keutitin .recipe book wftfa eMh en
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eoodies that iust
m--l-t in vour mouth
light, fluffy, tender
cakes, biscuits and
douchnuts that lust
keep you hanging
'round the pantry an
made with Calumet
.1. .if.l mireet. mott
economical Baking Pow
der. Try it drive away
bake-day failures."
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