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j X March 19
Looked On as a Home.
If you, of your own accord, with
out being put in prison or anything
like that, live in one pleasant place
for seven months without leaving it
for so much as a single night, you
,are apt 1o become as much attached
to that place as if it were your home.
That is exactly the case with a great
many people who have taken cruises
on some of the great ocean steamers
which have been sunk during the war.
The steamer Laconia, which was
sunk about two weeks ago off the
coast of Ireland without warning at
about 10 o'clock p. m., was one of the
largest steamers of the Cunard line.
All the steamers of that line are
named for old Roman provinces and
have names ending in as, for in
stance, Mauritania, Etruria, Car
pathia and Laconia.
A number of Omaha people have
sailed on that last named boat. Mrs.
Chester Nieman had the great pleas
ure four years ago of taking - seven
months' cruise on the Mediterranean
in it, and during that time came to
feel as if it were a permanent abiding
place. When the news of the sinking
of the shin came she felt an actual
pang-as , if she had lost pleasant
memory. ' !, j '..' i
Prenuptial Affairs. ' ' I ,
Mr. Herbert Smailes will entertain
the Burket-Copley wedding party this
evening at an Orpheum party, fol
lowed by a supper at the Fontenelle.
Mr. Forrest W. Byrd entertained
at an Orpheum matinee party for
Miss Myrtle Warren, whose marriage
to Mr. Winfield Scott, will take place
Saturday. '1'.' ' ... 1 ".
Mr. and Mrs. F. Riseman will give
a box party this evening at the Or
pheum in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Riseman, formerly of Omaha
and now of Ottumwa, la., who were
married March 4.' After the theater
the partv will attend the supper-dance
at the Fontenelle; -The guests will
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T. Itnnnr Vleitnra. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Boswell en
tertained at family supper at their
home yesterday in honor of out-of-town
relatives who are visiting in the
city. Friday afternoon Mrs. Edith
Buck will give a luncheon at her
home for Miss Lillian Cavanagh of
Chicago, and today Mrs. Garland
Rniwell is giving an Orpheum man
nee party for the guests. The party
Mrs. Alfred Francoeur of Glencoe,
Chicago, goes this afternoon to be
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
E. Milliken until Thursday, when she
will change these hosts lor Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Peterson.- Mrs. H. . N.
Wood, tnothe of Mrs. Milliken, will
n.fain informally, at luncheon at
her home tomorrow for Mrs. Fran
coeur. This evening Mr. ana mrs.
Withthe Bridge Players. . t - ; ,
The bridge luncheon which was to
have 'been given by the-; Political
Equality league today at the Black
stone was postponed until next Mon
day. Mrs Fred Wallace entertained the
Monday Bridge Luncheon club when
two tables were placed for the game.
Spring flowers furnished the decora
:ions for the luncheon table.
Mrs. A. L. Reed entertained sue
members, of the Original Monday
Bridge; club at her home.i The tirtie
was spent in acwum iui m
Mrs. George Peterson entertained
the Bridge Luncheon club at tne
nUittlnlii in nlaee of 1'rs. George
Squires, who was to have had the
, club, but was unable to dr so since
"she has been suffering for the last
two weeks with an attack of the
grippe. Mrs. Lloyd E. Swam, the
guest of Mrs. John J. Sullivan, and
Mrs. 'J. W. Griffiths were the only
guests of the club. Covers were tajd
for eight and the table had for its
centerpiece a dowi oi pin lunya.
ftn tfca Calendar.
Ralnh K if wit will entertain
the Thimble club tomorrow after-
Mrs. George Kiewit will be host
ess for the Smith College associa
tion Wednesday afternoon. '
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Summers are en
tertaining fifteen guests at dinner- this
evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Drake, X ';
Notes at Random.' .
Mrs. H. A. Cameron has returned
from Washington, D. C. where she
was called by the illness and death
of her mother, Mrs. S. A. Lansdale.
Mrs. Lloyd E. Swain of Columbus,
NebH is spending two weeks with
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sullivan. -1
MrAand Mrs. John L. McCague
t will move the first of April .from
f their home on Thirty-eighth street
to the A. G. Beeson home, 3918 Har
ney street Mr. and Mrs. Beeson
will go to the Colonial.
Mrs. S. S.- Carlisle returned this
morning from St. Louis, where she
went with Mr. Carlisle last Tuesday
to be present at the golden wedding
anniversary of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. David Carlisle. Mrs. Carlisle
tent to St Louis about a month
ago to attend the fifty-sixth wedding
anniversary of her parents, Mr, and
Mrs H. P. Peters.
Rockford College club members are
anticipating a visit from the president
of their college in the near future. At
that time a luncheon wHl be given at
the home of one of the members. This
will take the place of a students'
luncheon which was talked of for the
snrinff Vacation. s ' ."K
- Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Roberts re
turned from then- winter sojourn in
Mr. Rrntlev McCIoud. who ha
' been visiting -her parents, Mr. and
- Mrs. R. H. Olmsted, returned to her
" home in Chicago Wednesday. "
Mr. and Mrs. J. L.Adams, formerly
of Omaha, but now of Ottumwa, la.,
left today for a months' business and
pleasure trip in California, Oregon
and other Pacific coast points. On
their return they will stop in Omaha.
The Misset, Louise White, Helen
Milleri Lillian DickmaR and Eunice
Kike were week-end guests in Lincoln,
where they attended th. Alpha Omi
cron Pi formal dancing pt,rtj Satur
. cay evening.
Mrs. Lester Anderson has gone to
Kansas City and other Missouri river
points lor a six weeics visit wnn relatives.-"-'
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The Misses Lucille Wilcox and Lu
cille , Nietche came home from the
sle university for the week-end.
Kcgittcted at the Hotel Clark in
Los Angeles are Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Butts and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jay
Burns,. Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Uttciback,
RECENT BRIDE HONORED
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Shackleford and
Mrs. Jay B. Katz has relumed with
her children from St. Louis and is at
the Blackstonc. Mrs. Hattie C. Rubel
and her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Vaughn
Glaser of M, Louis, arrived also on
Sunday and are at the Blackstone.
Mrs. Glaser will be remembered as
Miss Mildred Rubel. . -
Mr. and Mrs. George Brandeis have
returned from a month's vacation trip
to California. t '. . ? : - - -
Tribute to Omaha's
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' A tribute to Omaha's metropolitan
character are the- new restaurant
frocks featured for the first time at
the Brandeis stores -spring showing.
They differ from the ordinary even
ing gown by being built a little higher
in the neck, the sleeves long, albeit
of the flimsiest net or chiffon and in
their slightly subdued tones. . With
fine new hotels becoming more and
more popular as social rendezvous the
advent of the restaurant frock was in
evitable. -' - '' ' -1 i'i '
The new small women's and misses'
department is featuring the coat-dress,
one-piece street dress of serge, or
tricotine, to be worn with furs as an
adjunct. The models are simple in
line and give promise for popularity
on account of their youthful appear
Filet and Irish laces are the newest
trimming for the spring blouses. They
are used with Georgette crepes in
most inviting effects. The same mate
rials forming the Russian blouse, with
the peplin effect, will be worn with
bright-colored silk and satin skirts
this season. - J '4 - .
Disciples of Christ
Organize in Benson
Ralph C. Harding, superintendent
of Douglas county Christian missions,
assisted by Messrs'. Graham. Rowe,
Wheeler and Evans of the board, or
ganized a Christian church in Benson
Sunday night, with twenty-nine char
ter members and a total prospective
membership of sixty. The topic of
the evening was "Why a Christian
Church in Benson." Evangelistic
services will be continued indefinitely.
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Easter Raiment for Milady Will
Rival Joseph 's Coa t for Varied H ues
Milady's Easter raiment will rival
Joseph's coat of many hues, judging
by the spring opening display ' of
temlnine hncries at tne tturgess-nasn'
store. , From the top of her colorful
Easter bonnet to the tin of her vari
colored boot, Milady will dazzle the
eye and squander the purse with the
brilliancy of her attire. '
ihat the martial note is no longer
sounded in snrina fashions, with the
exception perhaps of the return of
the cape wrap, but that everytning
is distinctly new and rejuvenated to
a most youthful degree, suggests a
newt era. i at appearance ot tne Rus
sian blouse in striped Tussahs, re
placing the sports sweater and in
dainter georgettes for dressier wear
with brilliant-hued skirts, intimates
that Dame Fashion anticipated the
Russian revolution instead of adjust
ing her modes to the news of the
hour. - i
The inevitable spring suit takes
a minor position this season, unless
it is of satin or the new jersey silk,
when ' compared with the lovely
frocks and wonderful wraps which
are being shown here. ' The coats
are flared and come in exquisite ma
terials, satins, taffetas and are fash
ioned with ruffles, and heavily orna
mented. . .... , ...
Combinations are so new as to be
unheard of before.' Bolivia eloth is
combined with taffeta or jersey cloth
or georgette crepe, in whatever
manner the aweet will of the designer
dictated, in never-before-achieved re
sults ot oeauty. - .-'
The eastern influenge is strongest
in all the new snrinff materials.
Khaki-Kool, Tussah, Shantungs and
Yo-san ailks are among these, al
though the Paisley p'ussy willow silk
is enjoying quite a vogue. -Miladv's
Easter bonnet wilt be
light in color, gold or chartreuse pre
ferably, turnca smartly up irom ine
face, and trimmed with flowers and
wings, if purchased at Burgess-N'ash
store. The Chinese influence is pro
ASK FOR and GET
.ubetlrutM Cart YOU Sara Prior
Of course summer is aiming some
day and a few of us like .to think
about her and prepare for her. And
a wonderful "preparedness note" is
this dress of oyster white silk serge,
whose glinting satin-like surface falls
in simple yet smart lines. The sleeves
are of georgette and the tiny buttons
are of pale coral. With it are worn
a hat and parasol under which any
woman ought to look young and
beautiful. The outer "coating" of the
parasol is wonderful soft burgundy.
And through it glints the softer rose
of the inside layer. All along the
edge of this wonderful chiffon sun
shade are loops of velvet baby ribbon
shading from burgundy to the new
rose Paris calls "heart of'the rose,"
and then on to coral. The hat is of
the burgundy and the tiny ribbon
loops run riot over it in a flower
garden mass. "
Commercial Club Members
Run Gauntlet of Friends
Scores of Omaha business men are
better acquainted today than they
were yesterday., i
This is because the entertainment
committee -of the Commercial club
stood in a double tine with open ranks
in the Commercial clnb lobby at noon
and made the new members run the
gauntlet on their way to the dining
room, introducing them right and left
to older members and to one another.
This is "better acquainted" week,
so designated by the club officially.
Thus, every noon, the entertainment
committee, the membership commit
tee and other volunteers will be in
line to see that men who enter are
acquainted with one another. The
club has 2,000 members, and over 400
of these have been taken into mem
bership within the last year. It is
the intention of the committees that
these fellows shall at once get ac
quainted and become a part of the
general membership in spirit and so
ciability, as well as in name and ini
Serves Ten Years in Navy.
Now Must Prove Citizenship
After being in-the United States
navy for almost ten years Gunner's
Mate C. F. Yarnell, a native of Penn
sylvania, now attached to the Omaha
recruiting station, has been asked by
Uncle Sam to prove his citizenship.
Yarnell is now eligible under a re
cent ruling to receive increased pay
for -re-enlisting, but must prove his
nounced in the unusual and striking
models shown here.
In lingerie fineries one's heart is
irrevocably lost. New washable satins
Which have the 'advantage of un
vnrinkable qualities, replace the wan
ing popularity of the crepe de chine
camisoles, night robes, boudoir negli
gees, et al. f -
High, ornate boots, still necessary
because skirts are to continue short,
are shown in unending delight.
The Burgess-Nash windows, carry
ing out the motif of "Sunset on the
Nile," are wonderfully effective, while
the store itself is a bower of beauty,
a profusion of spring blossoms and
palms and ferns, transforming the
duart p Quart
- Now on Sale at
Leading Grocers and
Department Stores :
In Advance of Summer
Nebraska Zionists Elect
Officers at Conference
The Nebraska State Zionist league
at its annual conference, held Sun
day at the Loyal hotel, elected the
President, Dr.. A. Romm, Omaha;
first vice president, E. Weinberg, Fre
mont; second vice president J. Sha
piro, Lincoln; third vice president,
Henry Solig, Omaha; secretaries, J.
Rieur, Omaha, and Noah Kahn. Fre
mont; treasurers, Samuel Weinberg,
Fremont, and . Mrs. ; S. Robinson,
Zionists have for their prime
purpose the restoration of Jewish
rights and liberties: at Palestine.
Model Home js Being Built;
Orchard & Wilhelm Furnishers
! Omaha's "model home," built pri
marily neither for home nor commer
cial use, but for the purpose of dem
onstrating to prospective home own
ers, is under course of construction
in Minne Lusa. Co-operation be
tween contractor, decorator and fur
nisher is being carried out to the last
word and, when completed, a maid
will be placed in charge and the pub
lic invited to come and inspect it
The complete furnishing, from
kitchen to bedroom, will be . from
Orchard-Wilhelm. .. . .. - j
Admits Love for Husband, ...
1 Yet Wife Seeks Divorce
- Elizabeth. Sturgeon, who has filed
an answer to her husband's divorce
action brought in district court, de
nies that she ever threatened to leave
her spouse and "go to the man she
loves." She asserts tliit Lock W.
Sturgeon, her husband, "is the. only
man she loves."
His alleged "obnoxious disposition,
perpetual growling and fault finding,"
have caused her to be. a nervous
wreck, she states.' Separate mainten
ance is asked in the wife's answer
and cross petition. -
Davie Jolne Brarea.
After announcing- hie retirement from the
game, Pitcher Oeome Davla changed hie
mind and Joined -hla team, the . Boaton
A Little Stick of
No climate affects it for the packace pro
tects it ... so WRfGLEY'S noes to
all parts of tbe world: high. low. hot.
cold: Id all seasons, to all classes
. And the bappy owner, near or far. who
, ; ' opens tbe savory, flavory packet finds
v r the contents fresh, clean, wholesome
-; and delicious, always.
. it aids appetite and digestion, allays tblrst.
- gives comfort . . . and best of all
Influence of Stars
Shown in the Pleiades Mystery
i By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
I 'find in th Bible, In th Book of Job,
;hu)M word.: "Canst thou bind tho aweet
influence of the Pleiad, or looee-the bande
ot Orion?" Juat what Influence doea the
above have In relation to our planet and
tho heavenly bodice?" L. D. M., Newark.
Putting aside all question in regard
to the exact meaning of the original
on which this celebrated passage is
based, there remains no doubt of the
inimense and very, strange influence
that the .group of stars called the
Pleiades has, from time immemorial,
exercised over the human imagina
There is, perhaps, no other celes
tial object to which so many mystical
significations have been attached, in
all times, and in every part of the
earth. Always they have been re
garded as connected in some dim way
with the destinies of man. The sav
aqcs found on some of the remote
l'ucific islands by the early navigators
knew the Pleiades and had their le
gends about thern, no less than did all
the great nations of antiquity. The
historical origin of the world-wide cult
of these stars remains undiscovered.
Considering their universal fame
and the wonderful charm that they
have exercised over the minds of so
many men. one would expect to find
the Pleaides the most conspicuous
phenomenon in the heavens, but far
from being that, they are not readily
noticeable to one who is not accus
tomed to viewing the sky at night,
and a little mist in the air almost en
tirely obscures them.
How does it happen, then, that so
modest a group of small stars has
come to outrank all others in reputa
tion, making therii, as Miss Clcrke
lias said: "The meeting place in the
tkies of mythology and science?"
One explanation may be found in
tlicir uniqueness of situation and ap
pearance, and their picturesque beau
ty, as contrasted with the relative
faintness of their light. They are as
sociated with the greatest and bright
est constellations id the heavens, and
they lie close alongside the ecliptic,
or annual path of the sun. ' ' . '
Although individually small, their
brightest member, Alcyone, b:ing .of
only the third magnitude, they are
crowded together in a space . that
seems but a handbreadth, and their
rays are so intermingled that they
produce upon the eye an effect like
that of a cluster of gems.
There are also included ' aniong
them a multitude of stars so minute
that the eye cannot separately dis
tinguish them, but which impart to
the whole a glimmering phosphores
Whole World Kin:
Chew It tfter
see how much
better you will
cence that is surprisingly beautiful.
They are usually spoken of as "the
Seven Stars," because there are seven
which a keen eye can individually
make out, and the group really in
cludes hundreds of twinkling points
which a telescope immeditely brings
into clear view. .
Among the many celebrated
legends about them is that which
everybody has read of, the story of
the "Lost Pleiad." This asserts that
formerly all seven of the principal
members of the group were plainly
visible, but that one of them has faded
beyond the reach of vision. It seems
to be a fact that two of the seven are
variable in brightness, but it has never
been possible to' say, with certainty,
which of these is the one referred to
in tile legend, if, indeed, either of them
is really the "Lost Pleiad."
! But the most curious fact of all is
that quite recently it has been discov
ered that the Pleiades are enveloped
in a mysterious maze of knotted ne
bulae, comprising hazy clouds,
streams and loops of silvery light,
which the eye cannot perceive, but
which a photographic telescope re
veals in astonishing splendor. Some
of these nebulous clouds are, indeed,
so photographically brillliant that,
with long exposure to the plates, the
stars are swallowed up and lost in
them. , . .
! This discovery may have something
to do with the phosphorescent appear
ance of the Pleiades, which has always
been noticed and which has led, in
poetic descriptions of them ,to such
expressions as Tennyson's when he
says that the Pleiades "glitter like a
swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver
Another remarkable fact about these
strange stars is that they are all mov
ing together like a flight of birds mi
grating toward another quarter of
the heavens. This alone is sufficient
to show that they are closely related
in nature and origin.
To return to the original question.
"What influence have the Pleiades in
relation to our planet?" it can only be
said .that science knows of no special
relation of that kind. Nearly a hun
dred years ago it was suggested by
the German astronomer, Maedler, that
the principal star of the Pleiades. Al
cyone, was the center of the starry
universe, around which our sun and
all the other suns revolved in a vast
period of millions of years.
But this idea, which was never gen
erally entertained by astronomers, has
been entirely abandoned, and the
science of today is unable to point to
any star or other object in the heav
ens which appears to hold a central or
controlling position with reference to
the universe as a . whole. In fact, we
do not know where the central point
of the universe is, nor exactly where
we are situated in it. .
SHEEP HERDER IN AUSTRALIA
: 11 VI OX DRIVER IN SINGAPORE
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