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.:. , THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12. ltUY. -
RED CROSS WOMEN
LAUNCH NEW PLAN
"Carry Home Your Packages'
is Latest Movement to Raise
War Funds; Stores En
EXPOSE SCHEME TO .
Government Officials Reveal
Stupendous Attempt to Use
Up Postage Through
Carry home your packages!"
f- lt's the Omaha chapter of Red
, Cross asking you to do this. For
. .j'every package you carry horn the
Red Cross will receive 1 cent.
J - Such a movement was launched in
' Omaha Tuesday upon the suggestion-!
vOt .Mrs. Wilson Low, who saw tne
I've plan in operation at Camp Pike. Little
Kock, Ark. Au Omaha committee, in
eluding J. V. Metcalfe, V. G. Ure,
i Mrs. A. L. Reed, Mrs. Low and Harry
j- Tukey, was immediately named to take
' charge of the work.
Twenty-five prominent Omaha
women will urge the movement in
two-minute speeches at local theaters
Monday and Tuesday of next week.
The women meet Thursday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Low for their instructions.-
Local merchants will purchase
stamps at 1-cent each from the
Omaha Red Cross. When a woman
asks to carry her package home in
stead of having: it delivered, a Red
Cross stamp will be placed on her
package. George Brandeis placed the
first order for $100 of the new Red
"It wilbsavc the large merchants
two deliveries a day, it is estimated,
and smaller merchants like milliners
and shoe men will save much extra
messenger expense and car fare. It
is a good war-time measure," said
All of the merchants are enthus
iastic about the 'plan. They say it
costs between and 9 cents to de
liver a package.
In stores where credit accounts
are carried and where extra clerks
are employed during the Christmas
rush, women may have to be identi
fied before they will be permitted to
taJ? the package.
, w.Aiile through it. Please be pa
tient and remember it's for the Red
Cross," Mrs. Reed urges.
General Petain Reviews
The Belgian Troops
Havre, Monday, Dec. 10. General
I'etain, the French commander-in-chief,
visited Belgian general head
quarters today and conferred the
grade of grand officer of the Legion
of Honor on General de Ceyninck,
the Belgian minister of war, and on
General Rucquoy, the Belgian chief of
staff. Later General Petain was re
ceived by King Albert, in whose com
pany he reviewed a large force of
Wife of U. P. Official
Loses Valuable Pin
A valuable pin, set with opals and
pearls, was lost Monday by Mrs. N.
H. Loomis, wife of General Solicitor
Loomis of the Union Pacific She re
ported the loss to the police.
What is believed to be a plan fos
tered by German sympathizers to em
barrass the government has been
nippfd in the bud and a scheme to
use up billions of postage stamps will
The plans is said to have originated
in Seattle, Wash., but through the ef
forts of postomce inspectors and pa
triotic business men a staggering
proposition to send out millions of
chain letters all over the United
States soliciting financial contribu
tions for a hospital in France, after
a thorough investigation, has i)een
pronounced a fraud.
Some idea of the stupendous scheme
can be realized, when it is understood
that the chain letter system would
have required 6,401,229,462,325,295,169,
196,745,752,576 postage stamps before
the fortieth letter in the chain had
been sent out to prospective victims.
Send Five Copies.
The letter which accompanies the
appeal requests the recipient to make
five copies and send one copy to five
friends, and each letter asks that a
donation of 25 cents be made toward
raising a fund to establish a hospital
for wounded French soldiers in
France. The letters are 1o be for
warded to Consul Herritte, P. O. Box
When the question was placed be
tore Consul Sentous, at Seattle, he
informed the investigators .that Mr.
Herritte has not been connected with
the consulate for more than two
It has been ascertained by postof
fice inspectors that quite, a few men,
suspected by the authorities of being
German sympathizers, have been
sending out the letters. Business men
in Omaha have received these letters-.
II . II
Travel hours made enjoyable
by die daylight ride on
L.& N.R.R. through Knox.
" ville, Atlanta and Macon.
Lv. Chicago' 11.25 PM Daily
Ltl Enxlewood 11.44 PM
Air. JackiooriUe 8.30 U Memtf .
Sleeping Can and Coachea Chicago
to jaciuonville. Restaurant Car.
Round Trip Tickets at Special Fares
For pariievtart eonttH Local Ticket
Agent) or addrttt
W. H. ROWLAND, T. P A.
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Our offerings are
in all sizes. We have
no big overhead
charges to pay, and
as our Diamonds are
bought right, we
mate it possible ion
every customer to
save money on every
DR. McKENNEY Say:
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absolutely dependent upon tne
perfect condition of the teeth."
Best 22-k Gold
Work, per tooth,
f.li t1K tn 42K.
$5, $8, $104 $4.00
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BRITON PUBLISHING CO. New Tork
Mors Stand Amazed at Power
of Bon-Opto to Mak Weak Eyes
Strong -According to Dr. Lewis
X,naranleed lo Strenglhen Eyesight 50 ,
In One Week's Time In Many Instances
I Free Prescription You Can Hare
Filled and Use at Home.
jmd other eye weaknesses, and those who
wear itlassea, will be glad to know that
according to Dr. Lewis there' is real hope
and help far them. Many whose eyes were
failing say they have had their eyes re.
rtored by this remarkable prescription and
many who once wore glasses say they have
thrown them away. One man says, after
using it: "1 was almost blind. Could not
ee to read at all. Now I can read every
thing without my glasses and my eyes do
not hart any more. At night they would
pain dreadfully. Now they feel fine all the
time. It was like a miracle to me. A lady
who used it says: "The atmosphere seemed
haiy with or without glasses, but after us
'ng this prescription for 15 1 days every
thing seems clear. I can read even fine
irint without glasses." Another who used
it says: "I was bothered with eye strain
caused by overworked, tired eyes which in--luced
fierce headaches. I hare worn glasses
'or several years both for distance and
work, and without them I could not read my
own name on an envelope or the typewriting
i A i - r MA I M-n An Kn.h
in IT macnine v "
low Jtli have discarded my long-distance
zlasses allogetner. i ri uu. .... i.un
ing leaves on the trees across the street
row. which for several ears have looked
like a O'r.i green blur to me. I cannot ex-.-
my joy at what it has done for me.
y is believed that thousands who wear
glasses can now discard them in a. reason-:
able time and multitudes more will be able:
to strengthen their eyes so as to be spared!
the trouble and expense of ever getting
glasses. Eye troubles of many descriptions
may be wonderfully benefited Dy tne use oi;
this prescription. Go to any active drug
store and get a bottle of Bon-Opto tablets.!
Drop one Bon-Opto tablet in a fourth of a.
glass of water and let it dissolve. With,
this liq -id bathe the eyes two to four times
daily. You should notice your eyes clean
up perceptibly right from the start and in-!
flammation and redness will quickly disap-i
pear. If your eyes bother you even a lituai
it is your duty to take steps to save themi
now before it is too late. Many hopelessly)
blind might have saved their sight if they
had cared for their eyes in time.
Nete: Another prominent fbrfician to whom thef
bote article was submitted, said: "Yes, the Boo-f
Opto preKriptioa Is truly a wonderful eye remedy..
Us constituent Ingredimti are well known to eml-f
aent eyt specialists sod widely prescribed by tttem. I
have UMd it very successfully in my own practice on
catimts whose eyes were strained through orerwoir
or misfit giants. I can hlgiily recommend it tn caatj
jf weak, watery, aching, amartlng. Itching, bum Ins)
!,-es. red Uds, blurred vision or for eyes Inflamed,
'rom exposure to smoke, sun, dust or wind. It Is one1
it the very few preparations I feel should be kept on 1
hand for nxrilar use In almost erery family." Booh
Opto, referred to alio. Is not a patent medicine 01!
a secret remedy. It is an ethical preparation, tn
rormula being printed on the parkage. The manuj
farturen guarantee It to strengthen eyesight to psf
ent In one week'n time In raj-iy inrtanrea or refund
tiie money It 'en f.ii'fined fp;m any good nrug
firt and ta l. in thl ci-v liv Sherman McT.jn
ull. C. A. Jieicuer sod other drus.'ts. -V Ji
Only ; ?ML'l !
ays. -Mi, I
to do your
Think of it little more
than a week to buy all of .
tbo.se things which must be
bouirht by Christmas Eve and vain
regress at the last moment will not do
you any "good. He or she, who buys
early, buys wisely both in saving of time,
effortrarid consciousness of a task well' done.
Have Your Child's PictureTaken
In Santa Claus' Lap
Santa Claus' Photograph Gallery is down in
the Basement Toyland, in His North Pole House
and a picture of your little boy or girl in his
arms will be a souvenir well worth preserving
2 pictures, well finished, for 25c.
g Our Yearly Sale
At Half Price
Samples from a g
S well known New m
p day's papers for full
k The biggest, merriest, most complete Toyland
and LitUe Girl and Boyland ever. And Santa Claus
in his North Pole Home is here every day to find out
just what each little girl and boy wants.
Flexible Vlyer Sleds
The Famous Steering Sled With
An always welcome gift for
youth of all ages, A real "snow
mnhil" whirh means healthful
fun and companionship. New construction includes grooved run
ners of chrome nickel steel, which prevents skidding and increases
speed and control. All-steel front adds durability, flexibility and
accuracy of steering. No more dragging of wet feet and wearing
out shoes. Prevents colds and saves doctor's bills. So strong and
scientifically made that it outlasts three ordinary sleds; $3 to $7.50
White Enamel Fur
niture. We have one
of the most com-
of white en
shown i h
rated in cre
sisting of Dressers, Chiffoniers,'
Bureaus, Wardrobes, Dressing
Tables and Book Cases to match
ranging in price, each piece,
from $1.50 to $10.00
leatherette, brass fasteners, 12
inches long; substantial handle,
Trunks for Dolly's Clothes,
from the 60c size up to the
handsome cretonne lined ward
robes, at $10.00
Solid Oak Roll Top
any, White Enamel, gilt trim
med. Complete with Mattress
and two pillows. Ranging in
price from .50c to $5.00
u n dred
Battle Games, Postoff ice Games,
Animal Game3, Sunny Monday
Washing Sets, at 50c
Makes a Good Gift
And the fact that we have
the, most complete stock of the
best Hosiery anywhere in this
vicinity, solves the gift problem
for you quickly and easily
Moderate prices prevail all
through the stock.
Women's Fiber and Silk Lule
Hosiery, fashioned and scam
less. All colors and black
and white; double soles,
heels and toes, a pair. . .65c
Fancy Silk. Hosiery, in lace
stripes and plain colors; lislo
tops, spliced i heels, toes and
soles, ajir $1.25
Thread Silk Hosiery, in shoe
shades, all colors for fancy
shoe tops, a pair $1.75
Fancy Embroidery' Hosiery,
in black and white, also
white, with colored birdsand
clocks, a pair. .$1.50, $1.75
Misses' Black and . White
Hose, silk lisle, spliced feet,
fine ribbed styles, a pair, 50c
Infants' and Misses Sox,
lisle and fiber, white with
fancy Jops, a pair, 35c, 39e
"Mirro" Aluminum Ware
Makes a Delightful Christmas Gift
The young wife or mother will surely.be de
lighted with one or more pieces of this most beau
tiful of Aluminum Ware. It is most sanitary,
is a fine ornament and brings any woman's outfit
right up to date.
- Special Sale and Demonstration
Now Going On
This "Mirro" Tei Kettle has
welded handle ears, doing away
with all rivets, making it more
sanitary and easy to clean, also a
welded spout, which is extra
large, easy filling and pouring.
Has slotted ears that permit handle being shifted to
any desired position; rivetless non-burn ebonized
knob, flame proof flare shape.
Plain patterns, up' from $3.50
Colonial patterns, up from $5.00
We have a limited number of one
pint, double lipped, "Mirro"
Sauce Pans, with the double cold
handle, an exclusive "Mirro" fea
ture; 40c value ,. 19c
Real Hair. Wigs for
Dolls; a complete line in
this Hair Goods Depart
ment. Size. 10 $1.00
Size 11.... $1.25
Size 12.'...-. $1.50
Size 13.. $1.75
Size 14 ; $2.00
Size 15... $2.25
; Second Floor
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Christinas Gloves Bought Here
Mean a Good Saving to ' Xou
You will be able to buy your gloves a great
deal cheaper here this Christmas Reason than
we had anticipated. The reason why we can
sell most of our women's gloves from 25 to
33i cheaper than today's market would per
mit is that we bought those gloves many months
ago in many instances as far back as a year
ago and longer. Our stocks are complete in all
the wanted styles.
Women's Two-CIaap Imported Gloves, in white.
These gloves would have to sell frOrn $2 to $2.2a
per pair if bought in today's market; M fiC
special, a pair piJJ
Women's Two-Clasp Real Kid Gloves, in black or
white, also white with black backs and black with
white backs, also in tan. If these were bought in
today's market we would have to sell O nn
them at $2.50 per pair. Special, a pair. .
Buy a Glove Certificate
If you are not sure of "her" size. You can give
her any number of pairs you wish in this way.
This zero weather has made every skating pond a
smooth, gleaming surface for the perfect enjoyment of
that wonderful outdoor Winter Sport Skating. We
have a most complete stock of all good Skates for Men,
Women and Children. ,
Men's Chrome Nickel styles, for
Men's Welded and Tempered
Skates, with ribbed runners,
at $3.75 and $4.75
Hockey Skates. $3.50 and $5.00
Men's and Boys' Hardened
Steel Skates $2.00
Men's and Boys' Cast Steel
Men's and Bovs' Skatine Shoes.
at $4.50, $6.50 and $9.00 N
A Full Line of Skates for Womenand Children As Well
Sporting Goods Department, Main Floor, Men's Building
Ladies' Regulation Skating Boots
in Two Different Colorings
Get the proper kind of Skating Shoes and enjoy
this exhilarating sport to the utmost- We are offering
these at modest prices. .
Pearl Horse Leather, and Tan Russia Calf. Pad
ded tongue, reinforced ankle, welted and stitched
soles and riveted heels, ready to attach the skate
to. All sizes in this lot, 2 to 7, B, C gg QQ
and D widths; price, per pair.
Main Floor, Rear
Handkerchiefs Are One of the Best Gifts
And This Is the Biggest Stock Anywhere
The most complete stock of the best Handkerchiefs are being shown
in .this Handkerchief Department right now. We have selected every dif
ferent kind with extreme care, and you simply cannot go wrong if you rely ,
on this Handkerchief Store to supply you with many of your Xmas gifts.
Men's and Women's Pure Irish Linen
Handkerchiefs, all widths of hemstitch
ing, in plain or embroidered initials. These
can be packed in fancy Christmas boxes
of A, Vi and 1 dozen in a box. Each
Handkerchief, 25c, 35c d 5QC
Beautiful Assortment of Children's Fancy
Handkerchiefs, in Christmas boxes; ini
tials and Mother Goose rhymes, embroid
ered in white and colors." A great assort
ment, a box,5c . 25c and 50c
at , .
Men's Fancy Irish Handkerchiefs, made in
Belfast, showing polka dots, stripes and
borders; hundreds of different de- J5c
Women's Handkerchiefs, in plain white
and fancy colors: Hand embroidered, fine
and sheer quality of linen and shamrock
cloth. Hundreds of styles in three big
ite'.Ea.ch:..25c' 35c nd 50c
Women's Handkerchiefs, in fancy Christ
mas boxes, embroidered and initialed, all
new designs in fine shamrock cloth. Very
neatly hemstitched. Hundreds of styles, a
25c, 59c, 65c and $1.00
Men's Genuine Irish Linen Handkerchiefs,
many with hand embroidered initials and
shire hemstitched. All letters, shown in 3
25c, 50c ""-5Sk
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