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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11. 1917.
; OMAHA MAN WRITES
, OF TRENCH WARFARE
Ambulance Companies Work in
the Midst of Great Guns and
AH Feel Scared in the Heat
of a Big Battle.
An astounding picture of the vast
" grouping f big guns at important
points on the battle front in France
is painted by Gale Hunter, a nephew
, of Harry C. Hunter, president of the
J. J. Uerigiit Safe company, in a let
' ter to his family. Hunter is with an
American ambulance section.- He
was chosen to go over to another
ambulance section which was new in
the field, and help cure them of "gun
Stationed Among Cannon.
"Their pos' are in the very midst
of the greater t assemblage of cannon
' ever brought together," says the let
ter, vvitnin sight of the posts we
could honestly have counted at least
2,000 French 75-millimeter guns and
a large number of 150-millimeter ones.
It was the most wonderful sight I
ever witnessed, to see all these guns
going at once throwing about twenty-five
shells per minute. We had to
drive right through all the guns, and
I'll admit it took all the nerve I had.
Of course Boche shells dropped close
to us at times, but no one was hurt,
at least, while I was there.
Rides Fifty-four Hours.
"When our lieutenant and I went
over to this ambulance section of
forty men they were absolutely unor
ganizedscared to death and almost
-ready to threw up the sponge. To
show thm that they were fairly safe,
I rode with them on every one of the
twenty cars, going to the farthest
post, forf fjftv-four hours without a
"Only whei a couple of the men
were a bit afraid to go out I told
them I was out of tobacco, as I had
left it with one of the men who staved
at the outside post, and would like to
go out with them to take a smoke.
This ms just 'bull,' but it worked.
They thought if I was willing to go
through that hell just for a smoke
they ought to be willing to go for
All Are Scared.
"Of course, I was scared all the
time; everyone is, and anyone who
says ne isn't is a liar.
"Our farthest 'post wis in an old
chateau cellar and would hold about
100 men. Stone, sand and dirt bags
were piled on the first floor to make
it shell-proof. In this post stay "the
medicine chief, assistants, ' brancar
diers, Catholic father, an ambulance
director and the ambulance drivers,
besides the 'blesses' or wounded.
"We were gassed five times in the
week, but I am a bloodhound on de
tecting it and cAiickty get over the
effects of the dose you get before
you get your gas mask on' , ;
BUY BONDS FOR THE
Women Set High Mark in
Their Campaign to Sell
Buy $100,000 Worth of Bonds
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 10. Two mili
tary organizations at Fort Bliss have
subscribed a totai of $100,000 to the
second liberty loan, according to a
Jeport compiled, by the local Liberty
loan .committee made public today. A
total of $1,236,000 had been subscribed
here up td last night,- according to
the report tnany of the subscriptions
having been made by Mexican refu
THE HO USE OF
1 1613 Faraam Street
Thi Store for Gentlewomea
This Means Every
in Our House
Omaha's finest ready-to-wear
stock offered at
one-fourth off, and at
the beginning of the
; Do not miss the op
portunity of having your
suit when the style' is
new at prices you
would have to wait 60
days for elsewhere.
These beautiful gar
ments are daily disap
pearing from our store.
; Make your selection
now before the collec
tion grows smaller. ;
Comparison Is Invited.
"Buy Liberty Bonds for Babies" is
the campaign slogan most urged by
Mrs. E. M. Fairfield, chairman of
the women's committee. Mrs. Harold
Pritchett purchased a $100 bond for
her small daughter, Virginia Temple
ton Pritchett. Baby Virginia's father,
Lieutenant Pritchett, is now at Camp
Jean Dudley Gallagher, small
daughter of the Paul Gallaghers, has
a $50 bond her mother purchased for
her. Jean's uncle, Lieutenant Ben
Gallagher, is also stationed at Camp
Harry A. Holdrege bought $300
worth of Liberty bonds for his three
children, Emily, George Chandler and
Charles Frsuklish Holdrege. The
bonds are to be credited to the Un
Mrs. Fairfield was in Chicago the
early part of the week for a confer
ence with Mrs. Kellogg Fairbanks,
Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Jacob Baue.
who are leading the campaign there.
John L. Kennedy will talk on Lib
erty JJonds at the dry dinner of the
Women Voters Conservation league
tonight at 7:30 at the Rome hotel.
Mrs. Warren .Blackwcll is placinsr
other speakers at every woman s club
meeting this week.
Five hundred thousand dollars is
the mark for the Liberty Bond sale
set for the women by Mr. Kennedy,
Hanley Assures Rotary
Club of Early Victory
A recital of war experiences and as
surance of an early victory bv Ser
geant Hanley. one of the survivors
ot the Princess Pat regiment, roused
the Rotary club to the highest pitch
ot enthusiasm at its noonday meeting.
Other guests who spoke briefly were
Clifford Dupuy, president of the Des
Moines Rotary club, and Percy Car
ter of the Kansas City Rotary club.
Scoutmaster C. H. English told of
the need of recreation work for the
soldiers in the camp and fields and
made some practical suggestions foi
social service to the boys in khaki
in training at Fort Omaha and Fort
Crook, which was referred to a spe
cial committee for execution.
Incidentally Arnold Borglum
walked off with a handsome watch
which was used as a means of raising
money for the war relief work.
NEW OMAHA FAIR TO
HELP STATE FAIR
Secretary Thomas Says Inter
state Association Will Ask
Backing of the Ak-Sar-Ben.
Promise to Eat More
Corn and Less Wheat
S. R. McKelvie and Harry O. Pal
mer spoke on food conservation at a
noon meeting of colored citizens in
the Episcopal church of St. Philip
the Deacon, where Rev. John Albert
Williams and Amos Scruggs presided.
The attendants promised to con
sume more corn and less wheat, to
help win the war.
"Here is one audience into whose
face I may look and. say there is not
one German spy." said Mr. McKelvie,
who was applauded.
Omaha's negro men, women and
children are responding patriotically
to the suggestions 6f the food con-
No Indication of Any
Shortage in Hard Coal
Ficures sent nut bv ih r?,iUsj
War board and rriH k .k.
Omaha branch fail to indicate that at
me mines there is any shortage in the
supply of anthracite coal. -
The war board figures for the eight
months ending August 31 indicate
that the nine principal railroads that
haul anthracite coal fmm th Pn.
sylyania mines handled 52,291.445
tons, as against 44,623,063 during the
corresponding months of 1916.
The June increase in hard coal
hauled from the mines was 25.24 per
cent; July 24.38 and August 28.35. In
tonnace the Ancmt !nrr nv t-c!
year was 1,583,609 tons. , , l
"The proposed interstate fair, to be
held annually in Omaha, will not con
flict with the Nebraska state fair at
aft," said Arthur C. Thomas, secretary
of the Interstate Fair association
"That question was carefully consid
ered at a recent meeting which we had
with the board of managers of the
Nebraska State Board of Agriculture
On the contrary the state fair man
agers have gone on record as saying
that an interstate fair held in Omaha
after the state fair would help the lat
ter as well as the agricultural and live
stock interests' of the state and com
The interstate fair is being or
ganized by a number of prominent
Omaha business men, including John
D. Creighton, George Brandeis. Louis
Nash, Ihomas C. Byrne and Frank
Mr. Thomas says that a standing
state fair committee wMl be appointed
at the request of the state fair man
agers, so that the two organizations
Next, the co-operation of the board
ot governors ot Ak-bar-Ben will be
asked. It is proposed to have a joint
board of contro. between the Ak-Sat-
Ben governors and the interstate fair
To Help Ak-Sar-Ben.
"We believe the interstate fair will
strengthen the drawing powers of the
Ak-Sar-Ben festivities and not only
attract more people to the city each
fall but hold them here longer," said
Mr. Thomas, "Large and up-to-date
grounds are to be laid out, equipped
with fine buildings, race track, horse
show grounds, tractor demonstrating
"We will take up with the Commer
cial club publicity bureau the prob
lem of getting the International Soil
Products show here in 1918.
"We will need money, but just now
we need men anc boosters more than
money. We warn to interest one man
in each line of activity who can af
ford to give us some of his time in
conducting our preliminary or edu
cational campaign." ,
Embargo on Shipments of
Coal o Canada is Lifted
Washington. Oct. 10. The em
bargo on coal shipments to Canada
was today lifted by the fuel adminis
tration, which decided that shinments
can go forward through lake ports
without endangering the supply of
tne nortnwestern states.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
17 Black Degrees
I o r
For those who demand
v "A A"
Night and Day
1605 Leavenworth Street
Indigestion. One package
yiuvcaiu ui;tuau aruggisis.
Friday, October 12th, is a legal holiday, and will be observed
as uch by the Loan and Building Associations of Omaha.
The associations invite all their members to purchase Liberty
Eban Bonds. Do your bit Let everyone own, at least, one 4
Liberty Bond. We will help you easy terms deferred payments
bonds from $50.00 up. Ask anyone of ua for full information.
THE CONSERVATIVE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
lU Harney Street
THE OMAHA LOAN AND BUILDING! ASSOCIATION.
Northwest Corner Hth and Dodge Streets.
THE OCCIDENTAL BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
MJ South 18th Strati
i THE NEBRASKA SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
Ill South 18th Street.
THE PRUDENTIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
120 South 11th Street.
THE COMMERCIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
4931 South 14th Street. ,
THE HOVE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
4714 South 24th Street.
THE BANKERS' SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.
1605 Frn.m Street.
ke fashion Center for Womeiv
THE FUR SHOP
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' "The Bond of Fear"
X "HIS PREVIOUS LIFE" ' X
K (Keystons) 7
S "THE HCWORSYSTEM" &
7i.... wax tAmmm
Today Only .
ANTONIO MORENO, in
"HER RIGHT TO LIVE
No. 13 "THE CRAY GHOST"
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"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
tX2rttirTt7A o" Mate, u-imo.
tp&VjfYHg Evea'aa, ZS-SO-TSc-Sl
Strictly Up-To-Datfe Are The
MTH CfcNTUkt I.. Alb.
"DANCING JIM- BARTON
treat cut and beauty caorua In the two
set melrnre, "O. K.-K. O"
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS.
Sat. Mat. A wk. ttaa wtlca (Hlawll) 4 HI. Shew.
A Collection of Wonderful Furs
Thursday Friday Saturday
The finest we have ever shown. We invite you to inspect this re
Scarfs Throws Shawls Muffs
Coatees Capes Coats
Stone Marten Shawl Set
Shawl, $350.00; Muff, $135.00.
Russian Sable Shawl Set
Shawl, $800.00; Muff, $265.00.
Moleskin and Ermine Cape Set
Cape, $145.00; Muff, $52.50.
Hudson Seal Coatee, $195 00.
Sitka Cross Fox Set, $165.00.
See Our Sixteenth Street
Blended Hudson Bay Sable Shawl, $525.00.
Hudson Seal Coat, Natural Lynx Collar, $395.00.
Blended Canadian Muskrat Coat, $300.00.
Tailored Suits 1
The very newest style ideas
The refinement of each gar
ment is tailored into them.
The fabrics are such that
they cannot be bettered.
Prices, $25.00 to $165.00
Unusually exclusive tailored
and fur trimmed models,
$65.00, $75.00, $85.00
Tfte Store for Blouses
$5.00 to $39.50
New Fall Dress Hats
An introduction of new Fall Hats Thursday, to be a brilliant occasion by reason
of the great individuality and smartness of the new styles to be shown.
Dress Hats for practical and formal occasions. A collection which surpasses all
Fur trimmings, paradise and goura, of course,
are lavishly used on many of these models along
with beautifully designed silver and gold lace,
worked in with the many new colors especially
in vogue this season. ,
Prices are moderate. Thursday we feature these Dresi
$ 1 5, $20, $25, Up to $45
Favored Shoe for
The true worth of a shoe lies in
its wearing qualities and style
properties, both of which reach
such a high plane in SOROSIS
We are showing complete lines of walking and dress
boots in all colors and combinations.
$5.00 tb $15.00
Trefousse, the quality glove, car
ried by us exclusively. New Fall
lines are ready, $1.75 to $3.25
per pair. 1
Beautiful creations to be worn
with Fall Dresses and Suits.
Satin, Filet, Crepe and Organ
Silk Lisle Hose
Dark brown, to be worn
with the new walking shoes,
59c a pair.
Colored ' Lteles with garter
tors and double soles; in
gray, taupe, slate and navy,
65c a pair.
Black, made with special
toes and garter tops, 59c a
For gymnasium use we have
a fine ribbed cotton, splen
did for wear, 3J5c a pair.
Many new stamped articles
will be found in this section.
Centerpieces, scarfs, pil
lows, doilies, luncheon sets,
card table covers, doily
rolls, baby blankets, laun
dry bags, towels, bed
spreads. Third Floor
A full line of these novelty
Pendleton Blankets, made
from the chqicest long
fleece wool, in a variety of
patterns and colorings-L-
$7 to $15 Each
That Are All Pure Linen
Size 2x2 yards, specially
priced for Thursday, $3.75
and $4.00. -
Finer quality with nice
round designs, $5.00 each.
As a Film
photoplays. Amusements. ' " T " amc8e!mentT"
I m W
North of Fifty-Three
IT WILL FIND ITS WAY INTO THE HEARTS
OF MILLIONS OF PICTURE-GOERS '
It it a vibrant dory leva amid tha aoowa of tha great Northwest, (Iliad
with aimpla paths and tcnaa aituatiena. "Dusty" it again tha rauih and
ready hero with all hie etreng th, viger and charm. j .
TODAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Big Double Show-i-VAudeville and Photoolavs.
wmrLcitncw oriUW 1UDAY
PLEASE. MR. DETECTIVE
MUSICAL COMEDY ACT.
SPERRY & RAE,
Comedy, Singing and Talking.
"THE TRAVELING SALESMAN."
hulette, in "Crooked Romance'
Continuous Perfbrmance From 11 to 11 Price All the Same
Matinee and Night
- MARGUERITE CLARK, in
"PRINCE AND THE PAUPER"
JACK PICKFORD. in
B O Y O
in the Musical Comedy Sensation
Nights, 50c to $2.00 MaU 50c to $1.50.
Com. San. Mat.
For Four Days
MATINEES TUES, WED., 25c
Beautiful Southern Romance
"THE WHITE SLAVE"
With Colored Plantation
Singers and Dancers.
Mate, 25c Nights. 25c ta T5c
"THE FLAME" incompar
able from a scenic standpoint.
lonifTht Mats. Sun.. Wed.. S
ine Read to Happrness9
NisM iaJ"theKPUch out ' Crouch."
NightZSc, 35c, 50c. 75c. Mat, 25c to BO.
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