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    THE OMAHA SUNDAY hi-,...
A. 1917.
The Neglected Wife"
(Novated from the Path S.rUl of the Same Nm.p Bated on
Famous Novel, of Mabel Herbert Urn.r.)
"On the Precipice."
Horc Knndy
"1" Mary Kennedy
The Woman Alone." Margaret Warner
With dawning consciousness Mar
garet listened to the lowered voices
the cautious, subdued whispering of a
aick room.
"She'll be all right now," the fin
Rfrs on her pulse relaxed. "I'll see to
the others."
"Mrs. Kennedy's across the hall,
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doctor." It was a woman's voice.
Mrs. Kennedy I Margaret's chaotic
thoughts beat about the name. Then
from the blurred confusion came a
connected trend of events. The ex
plosion at the houseboat, her frantic
efforts to drag Kennedy's unconscious
wife to safety, and then oblivion.
"First-hand material for a real melo
drama," Norwood was standing by the
bed smiling down at her whimsically.
"How soon can you write it?"
"What happened?" she faltered, her
mind clearing, for Norwood's brisk
wholesomeness was like a tonic.
Briefly he detailed the accident. He
had been, on shore with Kennedy
when the explosion occurred. Had she
not dragged Mrs. Kennedy to the
deck it would have been impossible
to have saved her.
Of his own bandaged hand he would
not speak, but Margaret knew he had
been the first to meet them as she lost
"It wasn't an accident," he went on
grimly. "It was a dastardly attack on
Kennedy's life . Boyle, a man he had
arrested for swindling, is out on bail
that was his revenge. But we must
not talk now you've been through
enough for one evening," as reluct
antly, with a warm, ljngering hand
clasp he rose to go.
Mrs. Carter, the hotel housekeeper,
prepared Margaret for the night, and
a little later she lay alone in the dark
ened room, staring out at the moonlit
If she had failed to save Mrs. Ken
nedy? If she had tried but failedl
Her mind leaped on to visions of her
life with Kennedy. Then with a
sharp self-loathing she checked such
The next ..torning Margarets first
consideration was to get back to the
city to avoid the awkwardness of a
meeting with either Kennedy or Mrs.
Kennedy. Dressing quickly she hur
ried down for a timetable.
But Norwood, meeting her on the
stairs, solicitious as to her complete
recovery, insisted that she breakfast
with him. Margaret was not Insensi
ble to his deepening interest, but
absorbed in her thoughts of Kennedy
she shrank from any personal note.
Breakfast under way, they were
talking of her series for his magazine,
when Kennedy strode into the dining
room. Instantly thrilled and con
fused by his presence, Margaret's
color deepened betrayingly.
"Oh, Miss Warner's an incorrigi
ble patient," laughed Norwood, as
Kennedy reproached her for having
left her room. .
When later they strolled out to the
veranda, Mrs. Kennedy was there.
Margaret had hoped to avoid this
meeting. It was an awakward mo
ment. Her face flamed at Mary's
warm praise of her heroism.
"Why we'll take you in the carl
We're starting right away," as Mar
garet spoke of going back to town on
the first train.
With helpless dismay she glanced at
Kennedy. This long drive with Mrs.
Kennedy would be constrained and
painful for them both.
In half an hour they were ready to
start. Kennedy sat in front with the
chauffeur. The speed of the car
made talking difficult, and Margaret
was glad of the excuse to be silent.
Refusing Mrs. Kennedy's invitation
to lunch, Margaret was driven to her
apartment. There she found, thrust
under her door, a plain envelope ad
dressed in a heavily inked scrawl.
Inside on a slip of paper was the
unsighted pernicious message,
I We'll get him yet)"
It meant Kennedy, of coursel What
further dangers threatened? Mar
garet's first impulse was to call up
to warn him.
If Mrs. Kennedy should answer and
recognize her voicel Yet impelled by
the fear that delay might be fatal
she returned to the telephone.
Fortunately it was Kennedy himself
who answered. Excitedly she told of
the note, and to reassure her he said
he could come over at once.
At that moment Mary, on the stairs,
heard his voice. She paused, startled
at tne unaccustomed note ot solid'
"You're not going out?" tensely
wnen a second later he appeared in
the hall. "Dear, you promised to tay
witn me tins evening.
"I'm sorry, Mary, but it's a client,
the untruth came reluctantly.
As the door closed after hiin, she
sank on the steps, her head on her
arm. A client I Always the lying ex
cuse of a client! How much longer
could she endure the daily humilia
tion? .
In her own room stood before a
photograph of herself taken ten years
ago. Mercilessly she compared the
pictured face with the one in the
Was that why Horace was turning
from her? Because she had lost some
thing of her youth and beauty? Then
with keen self-reproach she realized
that for the last few years she had
not tried to make herself attractive.
She had cared more for comfort than
for looks.
A long time she gazed into the
mirror studying her possibilities.
From now on she would spend most
of her time and money in a carefully
planned campaign to make herself at
tractive. Massage, exercise, diet,
beauty parlors she would start on
a rigid regime. She would use every
allurement to win back her husband.
Two weeks from that night, Mary
again stood before her mirror. The
result of her efforts had been trans
forming. Instead of the plain unbe
comingly gowned woman a very dif
ferent vision was reflected.
Her hair, her complexion, the slen
erness of her figure, all had responded
to her faithful, youthifying treatment.
Instead of the former fifteen min
utes spent in dressing, that evening
she had taken an hour. Over an ex
pensive made-to-order corset, her ex
quisite new dinner gown incased her
still slender figure to its most grace
ful lines.
A last exultant glance and Mary
swept downstairs, her heart beating
fast. Knowing that Kennedy was in
the library she was picturing his sur
prise at her transformation. With
the dramatic instinct inate to all
women, she planned the most effective
At the foot of the stairs she paused.
Through the archway she could see
him sitting with his back towards her.
There was a magazine in his hand,
but he was staring moodily before
With a sudden wistful shyness she
advanced, flushed and self-conscious
in the unaccustomed low-cut gown.
As she hesitated her glance was
drawn to the open window. A faint
breeze fluttered out the curtain. The
room was expectantly still.
Then like art apparition, a black
gloved hand drew back the curtain,,
revealing the head and shoulders of
a woman, heavily veiled and the
paralyzing glint of a leveled revolver!
(To Be Continued.!
(Copyright, 1917. Mr Mnbel Herbert Vrner.)
What Womn Are
Doing in the World
(Continued from race Keren.)
Walter Lipe. A special program will
be given-
The Frances Willard Chapter of
the Women's Christian Temperance
Union will meet for a picnic Wednes
day at the home of Mrs. J. C. Roberts
at 11 a. m. An informal program will
be given in the afternoon. Mrs. J.
R. Beard will give a talk and Mrs. A.
P. Johnston will sing several selec
tions. The Belles-Lettres club will have a
picnic luncheon at the summer home
of its president, Miss Terra Tierney,
at Carter Lake club Tuesday. The
regular hour of current topics will be
followed as usual by the study of
Hawthorne's "The Faun."
The Woman's Club of the Railway
Mail Service held its annual meeting
Wednesday afternoon. The officers
elected were Mrs. R. L. Frantz, presi
dent; Mrs. N. H. Blackwell, vice pres
ident; Mrs. A. J. Anderson, recording
secretary; Miss Nora Fritchoff, treas
urer; Mrs, C. T. Leigh, corresponding
Mrs. Frances Nearness will be host
ess to the Benson Chapter of the P.
E. O. Sisterhood at a luncheon Tues-
11 1
Summer Amusements for the
Vaudeville, Cabarets and Parks
Have Attractive Numbers on Bills
"The Smart Shop," the musical
comedy production presented at the
Empress theater for the first time
today, is a fair example of the at
tractive acts produced in our days in
this particular line of vaudeville.
Clever comedians, classy and new
costumes and popular songs, make
this nine-people act a real little
llroadway production. Quite a nov
elty is Whitney's Operatic Dolls on
the siime bill, presenting a comedy
and singing review. Grandstaff and
Davis also open today, two colored
boys, who play cornet and trombone
as only colored men can play them,
and Fabor and Taylor are to present
a clever ski: specially written for
them, called "Going North."
Judging from the enthusiastic wel
come the Five Kings of Melody are
receiving every evening at the popu
lar Rome Vineyard, these exponents
of music, mirth and melody are de
lighting the public.
The popularity of the Vineyard is
probably due to the conveniences, en
tertainment and general comfort of
fered the patrons. The recent instal
lation of a refrigeration system that
disseminates cold air all over the
Vineyard attests to its popularity.
Hot weather will have little or no
effect at the Vineyard.
1 he Broadway brigade of carpering
cabaret cutups is the feature attrac
tion each evening from 6:30 to 12
o'clock. On Sunday evening, when
dancing is not permitted, the manage
ment offers a musicale program.
Lakeview park, the latest and gay
est acquisition to these summer
amusements, is undergoing the fin
ishing touches, while its preliminary
season is now on. This beauty spot.
located at the very portals of the city,
easily reached by Lakeview or Carter
Lake club cars, was truly adorned by
nature and beautified by man. The
Messrs. Munchhoff, managers, have
added to the natural attractions all
that modern ingenuity and invention
has produced to please the multitudes.
lowering high above all other at
tractions, the mammoth jack coaster,
far more thrilling and sensational
than all other rides, will easily be the
center of attraction. This ride has a
forty foot drop in one of the dips and
requires less than a minute to tra
verse the length of the ride, which is
approximately 4,1100 teet.
Other devices that will appeal to all
day at 1 o'clock. The meeting, which
was first scheduled for Monday, was
postponed. Reports of the state con
vention at Fremont will be given.
The Convalescent Aid society will
meet Monday morning at 10 o'clock
at the city hall.
The philosophy and ethics depart
ment of the Omaha Woman's club is
the first to announce its outline for
the coming year. Studies in genetic
psychology on modern and practical
lines will be taken up by the depart
ment, with Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins as
leader. Officers of this department
are: Mrs' F. A. Collins, leader; Mrs.
Mary Mauley, assistant leader; Mrs.
George Wilson, secretary and treas
urer; Mrs. William Bentz, chairman
of courtesy committee; Mrs. Joseph
Duffy, chairman of social committee.
The department will meet Tuesday at
4 p. m. on alternate weeks with the
general meeting of the club.
The annual banquet of the Clio club
will be in the nature of a picnic sup
per at the home of Mrs. W. D. Perci-
val luesday I evening at 5 o clock.
The husbands of the members will be
the honor guests
Mrs. O. A. Scott will act as toast
mistress, Mrs. A. N. Eaton will give
the greetings for the new members
and the husbands and Mrs. Charles
Powell the response for the new mem
bers, and Dr. D. .. Jenkins the re
sponse for the husbands.
The Dundee Catholic circle of the
Fidelis club will meet Monday after
noon at the home of Mrs- Charles
Henry at 2 o'clock.
At the meeting of the Scottish Rite
Woman's club held Wednesday the
Scottish Rite Red Cross auxiliary was
formed. The temporary officers are
the officers of the Scottish Rite Wom
an's club. Out of the 600 members
of this club several auxiliaries will be
formed. Fifty women were present
at the committee meeting Wednes
day. Thursday another meeting will
be held at the cathedral at 1 o'clock,
to which all members have been asked
to come to sew for the Red Cross.
Rev. G. A. Hulbert of St. Mary's
Avenue Congregational church will
speak at the meeting of the Business
Women's council Tuesday at the court
house. Luncheon will be served be
tween 11 and 2 o'clock by the Mis
sionary society of the Trinity Metho
dist Episcopal church.
U. S. Grant Woman's Relief corps
will meet Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the home of Mrs. Andrew
Kraymor for its June kensington. The
proceeds of the afternoon will go to
the Red Cross hospital supply de
partment. Mrs. George Lehnoff will be hostess
to Chapter B. N. of the P. E. O. sis
terhood Saturday morning at 10
o'clock. This meeting will be the last
of the chapter until autumn, and the
report of the convention at Fremont
will be discussed.
Mrs. P. J. Haas will entertain the
members of chapter B. P. of the P. E.
O. sisterhood at a lo'clock luncheon
at her home Tuesday. This will be the
last meeting of the year and a con
tribution affair. A report of the state
convention at Fremont will be given.
Mrs. Joseph Weeth will entertain
Chapter B. K. of the P. E. O. sister
hood Friday afternoon at the last
meeting of the year, when the report
ot the state convention will be given,
Fontenclle Chapter of the Order of
eastern Mar will meet tor the last
kensington of the year, Fridav after
noon at the home of Mrs. C. E. Wal
rath. Election of kensington officers
will take place at the meeting.
Chapter E of the P. E. O. sisterhood
will give a picnic at Miller park
Thursday evening for their families.
Mrs. Charles Thatcher will act as
ctfda Carter
sexes and ages include the roller
rink, carrousel, old mill, minature
railway, bowling alleys and a number
of others. Lakeview, while only
working in its preliminary season,
will have its grand opening soon. The
date will be announced this week.
Owing to the real success they have
made in Omaha, Mile. Marion, the
classical dancer, assisted by Mr. Ran
dal, will be held over for another week
at the Empress Garden. The usual
dansants will be given Wednesday
and Saturday this week between 3:30
and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, with
free instructions in latest dancing by
Mr. Randal. Starting Sunday, Miss
Agnes von Bracht, soprano, will ap
pear at the Empress Garden. The
management If assured that she will
be a welcomed addition to the already
popular place of recreation. Several
new improvements have been intro
duced in the ventilation and they will
add to its popularity. The tempera
ture is kept several degrees cooler
than the outside and it makes it an
ideal place for summer recreation.
hostess. This will be the last meet
ing of the year.
George Crook Relief corps No. 88
meets Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. Irene. Robinson
for a kensington.
The women of B. P. chapter of the
railway mail service held their an
nual picnic at Hansr park Fri
day, with their fainil.-s as guests.
Fifty were present. The next month
ly meeting of the club will be held
the third Friday in July.
Y. M. C. A. to Build at
Forts Crook and Omaha
A. H. Lichty, central department
executive for the National War Work
Council of the Woung Men's Chris
tian association, in conference with
State Secretary C, A. Musselman and
Secretary E. F. Danlson of the local
association, announced that standard
buildings will be erected at forts
Omaha and Crook for the soldiers.
Mrs. W. Archibald Smith, head of
the Woman's League for Patriotic
Service, authorized the statement that
her organization will furnish the
equipment, consisting of pianos, writ
ing facilities, athletic apparatus and
other accommodations. The building
at Fort Omaha will be forty by
eighty and that at rort Crook will
be forty by 120 feet.
Omaha has been apportioned $20.
000 of the national fund raised by
the Young Mens Christian associa
tion. The Western Newspaper union
contributed $500 to the association
war fund.
Sustains $100 Booze Fine
Against Local Drug Firm
Judge Sears, sitting in criminal
court, sustained the fine of $100 im
posed m police court June 12 against
the Myers-Dillon Drug company for
keeping liquor at their place of busi
ness, near Sixteenth and Farnam
Sixty-four pints of whisky were in
troduced as evidence, which police
testified were found at the drug store.
Police searched the drug store
June 11, following the arrest of sev
eral persons under the influence of
Getting "Chinks" for Movies
Easy to Do in Los Angeles
Any one visiting the Triangle-Fine
Arts studio during the filming of cer
tain scenes in "Her Official Fathers,"
starring Dorothy dish, which shows
at the Brandeis today, would have
thought a tong war had broken out or
that Califonria actually streaked with
the yellow peril.
Los Angeles has one of the most
densely populated Chinatowns in the
United States and the director de
clares that half the residents re
sponded vto the ad which he in
serted in a newspaper. The next day
an army of ah ond-eyed men. women
and children were scuffling along in
heelless slippers toward the big
studio, where they expected to earn
enough in a single day to keep them
all summer.
From the volunteers Clifton se
lected thirty or forty of the most
picturesque and incorporated them in
the scenery of the production. Among
various duties relative to the action
that were assigned the Chinese were
the preparation and consumption of
their native food.
Jack Mulhall Needs to Know
How to Swim in This One
"No excuse for any boy brought up
around New York City not being a
good swimmer and diver," says Jack
Mulhall, starred in the Butterfly pic
ture, "The Flame of Youth," which
conies to the Hipp theater on Friday
and Saturday. As the hero Jack goes
to an island off the coast of Califor
nia to investigate a shortage in ship
ments from the fire opal mine there,
owned by his father. There he has
a series of wild adventures, which
culminate in an eighty-foot dive from
a cliff into the ocean. As he is on his
way to the island he is knocked on
the head and thrown into the sea, and
he gives a fine exhibition of "water
stuff" when he proceeds to get rid of
his shoes, coat and collar in the
water. Then he swims to the island,
landing in the surf of the rocky shore
more dead than alive. Later, after a
lot of other exciting happenings, he
makes his eighty-foot dive as the
quickest way of reaching the heroine,
attacked by the villain on the beach
below. The camera caught the jump
in mid air, and the tremendous splash
he made when he hit the water, and
the incident makes one of the best
thrills seen in recent pictures.
Musical Notes
The Tuesday Morning Musical club
have definitely engaged Harold Bauer
and Ossip Gabrilowitsch for a two
piano recital next season, and the
celebrated singer, Frieda Hempet of
the Metropolitan Opera company.
The program committee is still con
sidering several other artists, who will
be announced later.
It is to be regretted that the club
will not again bring Galli-Curci, who
took Omaha by storm last season, but
she has not been re-engaged.
Louise Jansen Wylie presents the
following pupils in the closing song
recital at the Young Women's Chris
tian association auditorium, Friday
evening, June 29, at 8 p. m. Music
lovers and interested friends are cor
dially invited to attend. Arlie Reding
ton, Lillian Riseman, Dorothy Stev
ens, Lorena Jackson, Willma W.
Branch, Grace Leidv Burger, Gladys
Behrens, Loretta Moran, Loretta
Scheibel, Peart Dewell, Geneva Saut
ter, Estelle Davis, Ethel Parsons and
Gertrude Radinsky.
A recital will be given by the pupils
of Prof. Lee G. Kratz and the Kratz
quartet, Monday, June 25, at 8 p. m,,
at the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation auditorium. '
Patriotic songs are the order of the
day, and a recent one received at
The Bee is, "When You Answer to
the Call," by Jack and Gill.
Vernon C. Bennett, organist of the
First Christian Science church and
Temple Israel, was heard in an organ
recital at flie First Methodist church
of Albion, Neb., on Tuesday evening,
June 19. Mr. Bennett played an un
hackneyed and representative pro
gram, strictly organ numbers.
The Colvin Piano school presents
in piano recital, Eleanor Sevick and
Alma Kohansky, pupils of Luella
May Davis, Thursday evening, June
28 from 7 to 8 p. m., at Library hall,
Twenty-third and M streets, South
Mrs. Effie Steen Kittelson an
nounces special summer courses in
private or class work for adults in
the art of expression and how to de
velop personality, a six weeks' course
for school teachers, and classes for
children. Mrs. Kittelson gives special
instruction in photoplay acting, and in
More rowboats were used last Sunday than on 4th of July last year.
Hundreds went in swimming. Now that Gus L. Williams of Bellevue is
there to give swimming instruction, there will be hundreds more.
Last Sunday the launches took crowds on delightful lake excursions.
And in the park beautiful now with its beds of flowers, stretches of
grass and masses of maples and cottonwoods the band played; Skee
Ball thrilled scores; the giant Dip-The-Dips roared to the sound of cries
of joy; the children romped, and slid and swung at the playground; all
the other up-to-the minute amusements were going full blast
AND THIS GOES ON EVERY DAY, rain or shine. Have YOU given
yourself an outing yet?
Filmland Favorites
George Beban's stage career began
at the age of 8, singing in Keed &
Emerson's minstrels, lie was in a
stock company in San Francisco for
a number of years and also played in
a comedy-drama, "Nancy Brown,"
with Weber & Fields. He played the
comedy lead in "Fantana" and "The
American Idea," and starred in "The
Sign of the Rose." His screen ca
reer began with the New York Mo
tion Picture company when he ap
peared in "The Alien." which was
based on "The Sign of the Ko:e." He
then appeared n a World production,
"The Pawn of Fate." lie is now star
ring with tile Oliver Morosco Photo
play company, whose product is re
leased hy the Paramount Pictures cor
poration, with which company he has
appeared in "Pasmiale," "The Amen
Corner," "His Sweetheart. I'he
Bond Between," "The Marcelliui Mil
lions" and his latest photoplay is
"The Roadside Impresario." His ad
dress is Friars club. New York City.
the various other branches of public
speaking or dramatic presentations.
Pupils of Mrs. Mary F.gglcston
were heard in a piano recital at the
home of Mrs. E. 1'. Weare on llart
man avenue, Monday afternoon.
Miss Cora Schwartz will present
two of her advanced pupils, Alice Gar
rett and Cora Quick, in a song re
cital, assisted by Bess Beatrice Bat
tey, pianist, Friday evening, June 2M,
at 8:15 o'clock, at 306 Lyric building
Nineteenth and Farnam street
Mr. Vernon C. Bennett will pre
sent his pupil, Ethel Ness Morris,
assisted by Mr. Harry Disbrow, in
organ recital at Temple Israel, Tark
avenue and Jackson street, Sunday
atternoon, June 4, at 4 o clock.
Concord Club Will Hold
Annual Picnic at Valley
Members of the Omaha Concord
club will hold their annual picnic and
outing at Valley next Tuesday after
noon. It will be an "old-fashioned
affair." Concordians have been asked
to wear their old clothes and be ready
tor all sorts ot pranks. A wagonload
of pink len.onade, ice cream and
sum 1 S
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Whitney's Operatic Dolls
A Novelty and Comedy Singing Revue
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in Omaha
watermelons is promised. A jaxz
hand will provide music for the "gam
bol on the green." Wives and fam
ilies of members will be guests.
Persistent Advertising is the Road
to Success.
The Beauty Spot of Omaha.
Presenting by special ar
rangement the best Chicago
Commencing Today
Mile. Marion and
Martinez Randal
Starting Today
Agnea Von Bracht
Chicago renowned soprano.
Table d'iloto Dinner, $1.00.
Served from 12 to 8 P. M.
A La Carte service, 11 a. m.
Until Midnight,
Often a V. ' Attraction.
With tha Seaaon'a Sanaatlon, tha
Jack Rabbit Coatter
"Clean, Claaty, Bright and B'ratijr."
Rome Vineyard
Five Melody Kings
CD Ft? Danctne Jail Band
Evplni, 6:30 ta 12.
Dlnnar and Soda Sarvica Da Luxa.
Sunday Evanlni Mualcala. Recital.
IHamhaw Hotal Announcat I
tha Engagement of
I and company of ten entertain- I
I are and musicians : I
(6 to 12)
1 Dance If You Like I
Wednesday end Saturday
I Dansants fl
Make Your Reservations Early I