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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1!H7
Briej City News
M nTe Boot Print It New Beacon Press.
for Xmas Everything electrical
numbers 100 Per Cent The
T1 umbers' union received a 100 per
in Red Cross flag by paying for
' "0 memberships.
Home for a Week G. W. Doane
home from the south for a week.
. He is engaged in government work
'n the Old Dominion.
l ead Is Out of Danger J. W. Fead
'f the city comptroller's office is out
f 'lanaer. He was struck by an au
' mobile last Saturday.
iets Leave to Join the Army Fred
i .ilmlag of the police department was
i-'':intod an Indefinite leave of absence
"'i account of military service.
ed Man Injured W. S. Wedge,
v: years old, suffered a cut on the
i' k of his head when he slipped and
f' II on the ice at Eighteenth and Har
ney streets Tuesday morning.
Have (TBrien to Cross Pond D. J.
I'Brien of Omaha and Chicago is
-pending the day distributing hand--iiakcs
and smiles. He will cross the
lnd shortly with some of his wares
f"r the soldiers.
Stale Bank of Omaha, corner Six
teenth and Harney streets, pays 4 per
cent on time deposits. Three per cent
m savings accounts. All deposits in
this bank are protected by the de
positors' guarantee fund of the state
of Nebraska. Adv.
Thirty Years With The Bee Harry
Thacker. night foreman of The Kee
'imposing room, is celebrating the
thirtieth anniversary of his connec
tion with Tin: Hoe. Thirty years ago
Thacker started in as a galley boy and
has been with The Bee continuously
Parcel Post Rush Starts The
reat parcel post rush at the postof
ticp has started. A long line of tables
has been placed in the main corridor
where clerks are busy with scales
weighing packages and telling what
he postage is. This year the job is
more complicated because a revenue
stamp has to be placed on each pack
'is;e carrying more than i'5 cents in
Scott Wires Help to Y. W. Charles
K. Harrison has received a telegram
from Edgar If. Scott of Crofoot &
Scott, who is now in the south, pledg
ing $300 to the Young Woman's
i christian association war fund. Mr.
r s. ott said in his telegram that the
arsociation was doing a vast amount
f good in southern camps. The tele
gram came from Houston. Mr. Scott
aid he would give more if it were
line Fireplace Good nt Sunderland'.
West Leavenworthers Take
Action for New Poor Farm
West Leavenworth improvement
club transacted much business at its
meeting Monday at the Modern
Woodman hall. '
A committee was unpointed to wait
on the city cou".L'i!vwi;!i a petition to
nave a public road built over Saddle
creek sewer. At present the city is
planning to run a dO-fout boulevard in
this vicinity. Tom Murray w'as 'nam
ed chairman of the committee witu I
R. J. Sutton and .1. I'. Jacob.-on. j
Resolution nil be Mihmittcd pro-!
ostium the 1 5,000 expenditure which
he county is p'-i.pu-ing to make cm
he counlv poor 'anii. and rccoin
nendinK the sale i the properly and
lie purchase ot a new .-lie. iv.j.
-utton. Y. !'. Hammond. Jolm (iil
ian and Join Wilier were appointed
draw up the resolution.
The club will pre-tnt a petitiw" to
the city council i-kipK that a m i:u
iniuR pool be i tailed in Klmwoud
I he street car -iniation was dis
cussed, the -trcet car cotupanv -harp-ly
criticised and the committee on
street car -ervicc conmieuded lor
Major Abbott Desires to i
Meet the "Political Pirate" !
Who is the "political pirate"' who,
has 311 alleged underhanded scheme
1 I" i.n t'nnt In ruin lllc status Ol the "I. Il-i
lucky'' Seventh regiment." Major Ab
bott wains to know.
"I do not know where those stories
concerning the so-called "Unlucky
Seventh' originate." -aid Major Ab
bott. "One tiling is certain, the Sev
enth is a National Guard regiment,
organized under the federal and state
laws pertaining to the forming of
such an organization. The fact that
we have not been recognized by the
War department is due to the fact
that at present the department has
ceased to draft t;uard regiments into
service, which cannot lie done except
bv executive order.''
Hoyt Has Photos of His
Predecessors in Office
K. C. Hoyt, clerk of the federal
com t. has placed in his office pictures
of the seven men who have held that
office since it was created. It has
taken him months to collect these
pictures, but he kept up the hunt, in
person and by correspondence, until
lit secured all. Beginning with Eras
tus B. Chandler, who took the office
in 1867, they proceed with Watson B.
N-nith, Elmer D. Frank, Elmer S.
Dundy, jr., Oscar I?. Hillis, George.
II. Thumniel and R. Cleveland Hoyt.
Woman Socialist Fined
$300 For Sedition
Uiica. X. Y., Dec. 18 Julia R.
An ' uster aged 26. of Syracuse, a
member of the socialist party, pleaded
.guilty to sedition in United States
court here today and was fined $J00.
Judge George V. Ray, presiding, said
this sentence is a warning that sedi
tious utterances will not be tolerated.
OF RED CROSS IN
FIRST DAY'S DRIVE
Omaha Workers Make Good
Start in Their Campaign; Con
gressman Stephens Tells of
Experiences on War Front.
Fifty-three hundred persons signed
up for membership as a result of the
first day's drive for members of the
Red Cross Monday in Omaha.
Congressman Dan Vr. Stephens
stirred a big audience at the Audi
torium last night with an account of
what he saw on his recent trip with
the delegation of congressmen to the
battle front in France. It was a
"booster" meeting for the Red Cross
drive of this week.
"I cannot find adjectives strong
enough to express what I feel about
the grandeur of the work of the Red
Cross, the Young Women's Christian
association and the Young Men's
Christian association in that land of
darkness," he declared.
"I remember one dark, rainy night
at the port where we landed in
France. In a doorway at the station
were two Red Cross nurses. Their
faces were pinched, their uniforms
stained, their boots muddy. 1 learned
that they were waiting for the mid
night ambulance train. There they
were, working from 10 to 21) hours a
day, and 1 realized how little we do
here who only contribute of our
money in comparison with what they
do. It is for these nurses that the
Young Women's Christian associa
tion is raising a fund to build shelt
ers where they may rest when off
Describes Air Raid.
Mr. Stephens was in London dur
ing an air raid. He says the people
paid little attention to it.
""We were seated around a table
with sonu of England's leading men
when the alarm was brought in," he
said. "Our friends paid no attention
to it beyond showing some annoy
ance that they should be disturbed in
their important work by such a trifle.
And later when we went out into the
street and the messengers were
hurrying past giving the alarm of the
raid we found that the great majority
of the people paid no attention, but
went about their business as usual.
Only a few of the timid ones hurried
to the shelters provided for the pur
pose at various places. The whole
of that great city was in absolute
darkness. Not a street lamp, nor a
store lamp nor a house lamp show
ing. Policemen were going about and
if they saw a single ray of light show
ing through a shutter they entered
and railed the attention of the house
holder to his carelessness.
"In Paris we dined with General
Pershing and spent the evening with
him. We were all 'profoundly im
pressed with him. He is not only
a great soldier, but a great adminis
trator. He knows exactly what
needs to he done in moving his
troops, getting supplies to them and
"From Paris we 'were taken out in
miliiary automobiles to the battle'
front. Before we had advanced more
than 20 miles from Paris we came to
the place, already historic, which I
marks the farthest point of the Ger- ,
man advance in those first weeks of J
the war. That was a tragic moment ,
for civilization. Five mighty German j
armies swept down upon France the j
armies of V on Kluck, the army of !
Von ISuelov , the army of the Sax-
otis, the army of the German crown j
prince and the army of the Bavarian (
crown prince. It was the mightiest j
ho; i that had ever been assembled
up to that time.
Rolls Back Germans.
''Against it was arrayed an army ot '
only (it H '.I 'DO Frenchmen, most of !
them long out of military service, j
They were commanded by General ,
Jolfre. a man whom I admire beyond j
Farmer's Daughter Says
Husband Was Stingy
Adrya Fayth Kimball, daughter of
W. R. Locke, wealthy Stanton
farmer, gave a dramatic recital of
the trials and tribulations of a ,
young and pretty wife with an in
significant allowance, before Judge
Leslie, in her plea for divorce from i
R. J. P. Kimball. She says she
thought Kimball was getting five
times as much a- he was per week
when she married him and ex
plained that in order to have any
good times at all she had to pay
her own hotel bills. The decree
words. And he said to them, 'we will
advance and we will not stop as long
as a Frenchman remains alive.' That
advance rolled back" the hosts that
Germany thought invincible, the
hosts prepared throughout a quarter
century. I asked our guide how on
earth such an army could defeat the
German avalanche. He shrugged his
shoulders and said 'it was God.' I
told this to a French colonel. 'Well,'
he said, 'if God did it, He did it with
the French army.' "
Mr. Stephens spoke in high terms
of the allied fighting forces both on
land and on sea. On the ship going
over he found, among the navy gun
crews, a boy from Sac City, la.
"It seemed a car cry from Sac City,
la., to the lonely deck of that ship,
plowing its way in at solute darkness
through the sea," he said, "and it
impressed upon me how unitedly wc
are advancing against the common
Boost Red Cross Work.
W. A. Schall presided and intro
duced the main speaker. Before this
Arthur Palmer made a four-minute
talk on the Red Cross stickers which I
the merchants are giving free to all
customers who carry home their
packages instead of having them de
livered. "Lick and stick and stick
and lick the kaiser," Mr. Palmer
admonished the audience.
The military band from Fort Crook
gave a oencert before the speaking.
Application blanks for membership
were distribtued by 25 girls in Red
Cross uniforms and a large number
of these were returned tilled out and i
with cash accompanying them.
Families of Enlisted Men
Incensed at Local Boards
Many Omaha families who have re
ceived questionaires addressed to sons
already in the army have lodged vig
orous complaints with the local
boards, accusing them of trying to
have their sons listed as slackers.
"Such is not the case in any sense,"
said the chairman of the Fifth dis
trict exemption board. "We are re
quired to send out questionaires to
the men whose names appear on our
books. If a man has enlisted since
registration, himself or his family up
on receipt of the questionaire have
only to return it with evidence of his
enlistment. Certificates of enlistment
can be obtained from the recruiting
Our photograph cot no mora B
than tha othtr kind. Thty art
300 I8th St., South. Wtad Bid.
Just Oft Famam.
In the interest of economy and caving
the Carey Cleaning Co. (best glove and
tie cleaners in Otnahn) wisheo to make
the following announcempnt : We will
closp at 6 p. m. promptly. We will not
be open Saturday nitrht and, of course,
will be cloned all day Sunday and holi
days. We will do no wholesale work.
Give no discounts or free work to any
one and have no agents or branch offices.
Our business will be limited strictly to
hitch class retail trade on a cash basis.
Our customers will gain in price, quality
and service. Checks on Omaha banks re
ceived same as cash. Adv.
T. B. McCLELLAND died at his
home in Edgar yesterday morning
ifter a brief Illness with pneumonia.
Mr. McClelland was one of the pio
neers of this county and was one of
'.he best known men in that section
f the state.
HELEN L. RHEA, 8 years old, died
Monday night at a hospital following
-everal weeks' Illness. Th body will
:e taken to Arlington. Neb., where
the child's parents reside. Burial will
be in the Arlington cemetery.
indicate buoyant health. When
the eyes are dull, liver and bow
els need regulating. Quickly
restore healthy conditions with
a dose or two in time of
Large,: Sale of Any Medicine In th World
iiold t,erjherc la boie. 10c, 2v
Possess the Power of Aladdin
Aladdin had merely to rub his wonderful lamp and instantly the
slave stood at attention. Compared to the power which Thomas A.
F.dison offers you, Aladdin's was limited. For, ownership of that
wonderful instrument, the New Edison, means that a group of the
world's greatest artists is constantly at your service. A mere turn of
the hand and presto! right there In the room peals forth the glorious
voice of Anna Case, Margaret Matzenauer, Marie Rappold, Arthur
Middleton, Thomas Chalmers, or any other of our eminent Metropolitan
stars. It is exactly as though the singer were there in the flesh. No
human ear can detect the slightest shade of difference between the
living artist's interpretation and that of
The New Edison
-The rhono&raph irith a SonP
Conceive yourself in a crowded eon-
cert hall. One of our Metropolitan
stars, Marie Rappold, for example,
begins to sing. Through the building
soars her brilliant soprano voice. Now
watch the audience. Note the sudden
stir. See the amazement reflected in
each face. 'What has happened? The
singer's lips have ceased to move.
And still the beautiful aria continue!
Surely, Marie Rappold Is still singing.
She most be. Every lingering over
tone, every subtle shade of color is
there. But her lips are motionless.
What is the answer?
In a sense Marie Rappold is still
singing. The. New Edison which
stands beside her is playing a Rap
pold Re-Creation. The explanation is
simple. First the Instrument is started
Then Rappold joins in. Suddenly she
stops and the Re-Creatlon continues.
And so completely, so utterly satisfy
ing is the Re-Creation. that the list
eners refuse to credit the evidence of
th( ir senses.
This is the famous Edison tone test;
the demonstration which convinces
the most skeptical that Thomas A.
Edison has succeeded in actually re
Come in to our store and see for yourself just what we mean by
(Helen Stanley, who sings at the Boyd on the evening of Decvem
ber 20th under the auspices of the Tuesday Musical club, is an Edison
artist. After hearing Ler then come to our store and listen to her Re
Rouse's Phonograph Parlors
Twentieth aad Famam Streta.
Open Evenlnsrs I'ntll Xmas.
Tuesday, December IS, 1917.
Vfie Ciristmas Store for CveryBody
STORE NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY.
Phone Douglas 137.
St ore Open Evenings Till Christmas
Our Stock of Jewelry (Excepting Watches) Wednesday
Morning for One Hour (9 to 10 A. M.) Exactly Vfc Price
"VfES! There's a reason for this most extraordinary announcement and offering a two-fold reason. Owinjr to the congested
- shipping conditions that have existed for the past months a bi shipment of jewelry novelties has Just arrived which
should have been here several weeks apo. With this added diipment our .stock is abnormally lano and we take this means
to reduce it. Then, too, we make, this very unusual offering to induce early morning shopping and relieve the rush and eon- I
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gesuun 01 me aiieniuun iimn. inr uiieiuiK iiiviuues.
Rings, Lavallieret, Brooches, Bar Pins, Cuff Buttons, Scarf Pint, Bracelets, Pendants, Hat Pins, Neck Pieces, Rhinestone
Jewelry, Novelties of all sorts, Plated Silver Novelties, Bud Vases, Toilet Sets, Shaving Sets, Smoking Sets, Candle Sticks,
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor
A Pretty Negligee Garment, Bath Robe or the
Like is Always Acceptable to a Woman as a Gift
TTTIIAT woman would not bo highly pleased and appreciate a eift of
W this sort. Our line is very extensive and you'll find selection ex
Boudoir Caps, 50c to $5.00
in lam o'Mianters, mine mirke, i.inn t run, teg o .My Heart and
hundreds of other styles made of the most bewitching combinations
of lace, ribbon, flowers, satins, silks and chiffons in every conceiv
Women's Corduroy Robe, $1.95 to $21.00
Robes of narrow or wide wale corduroy. Many of them silk lined,
Beacon Blanket Robes, $4.95 to $10.00
Made of the best quality of soft beacon blankets in all those new
two-toned effects, exquisitely tailored. Satin trimmed, panels, pock
ets, collars, cuffs ami rope girdles.
Breakfast Coats, at $16.50
In sntin, pussy willow, armura Keussa silk, in blue, flesh, orchid
and wisteria, at $16.50.
Japanese Robes, at $9.75
Hand embroidered shaded silk, exquisite shades. $9.75 to $50.
Crepe de Chene Negligee, at $16.50
Lace trimmed, dainty pnstol shades, at $16.50.
Albatross House Gowns, at $19.50
Lined with crepe de chine or satin, hand embroidered
scalloped and faggeted; wisteria, Copenhagen, rose, flesh
and blue, $19.50.
Dainty Boudoir Sacques, $3.95 to $10.00
Also mattmees of albatross, crepe de chine and satin,
trimmed with lace and hand stitching, at $3.95, $5.00 to
Boudoir Slippers, at $1.00 to $2.50
Dainty and serviceable slippers to match negligees,
Burts-Nash Co Second Floor $1.00, $1.50, $1.95 and $2.50.
Brassieres, $1.00 to $1.50
Beautiful brassieres, trimmed
in wide, heavy ecru laces, made
of batiste and linen and silk
trimmed both top and bottom,
sizes 34 to 48, at $1.00, $1.25
Brassieres, $2.00 to $5.00
Now French brassieres, made
of fine filet laces, designed for
sheer blouses. A dainty accept
able Christmas gift, at $2.00,
$3.50 and $5.00.
Burgesa-Nash Co. Sfcond Floor
The Burgess-Nash Choir
Will Sing Christmas
Carols Daily at 8:30
A. M., 12 Noon, 6 P. M.
and 9 P. M.
Come and Hear Them.
Party and Dancing Slippers
Make Beautiful Holiday Gifts
OUR entire line has been specially reduced for quick
Party Slippers Reduced to $3.95
Short lines of sold and silver cloth slippers, reduced
to a fraction of their original price, at $3.95.
Women's Party and Dancing Slippers
from $4.00 to $10.00
Beaded satin slippers.
White satin slippers.
Black satin slippt
Patent kid slippers.
Black kid slippers.
Bended kid slippers.
Bronze kid slippers.
Gray suede slippers.
White buck skin slippers.
Brown kid slippers
Gray kid slippers.
Ivory kid slippers.
Burgess-Nash Co. Second Floor
Give Him One of These Bath Robes
for Christmas, $2.98 to $37.50
IT'S doubtful if you could please
him more than with a trifi of
For Wednesday we have ar
ranged a special display anil sale
that should prove interesting to
everyone with a gift-thought of
The color and pattern selection
is very extensive, most of them
made with large shawl collars,
seams piped, the pockets, cuffs
and edges are finished with cord.
The price range is $2.98 to
Slippers to Match, 50c to $1.50
.Slippers to match bath robes,
in all sizes, special, at 50c to $1.50
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor
All White French Ivory Purchased
Wednesday Engraved Free of Charge
AND what's more, we'll do it while you wait if you so desire. Our
stock of white French ivory is still very complete and affords an
unusual range of gift-selection.
Toilet Sets, $2.50 to $25.00
White French ivory toilet sets, wide se
lection of styles, exceptional values, $2.50
Manicure sets, 5 pieces, at $1.19.
Manicure sets, 3 pieces, at $1.00.
Powder puff boxes, at $1.00.
Manicure pieces, 25c to $1.50.
Buffers, special, 75c.
Combs, small, 25c.
Combs, medium, 44c.
Combs, large heavy, 75c.
Powder boxes, 65c.
White ivory clocks, at $1.98.
Hair brushes, special value, $1.95.
Heavy block ivory, heavy brush
and comb, at $2.98.
Ivory hair brushes and combs, at
Shaving stands, $6.50 to $11.00.
Perfume bottles, 35c to $3.98.
Hand mirrors, $1.50 to $7.50.
Trays, 35c to $4.50.
Picture frames, 50c to $5.00.
Jewel boxes, $1.00 to $7.50.
Manicure sets, $2.25.
Soap boxes, 25c to $1.00.
Hair brushes, $1.98 to $15.00.
Toilet water bottles. $1.00.
Bud vases, $1.95.
Compact manicure sets, $15.00.
Dainty Silk Night Gowns
at $3.95 to $25.00
MADK of heavy crepe de chine or wash satin,
in empire, kimono or sleeveless effects,
tailor stitched or trimmed with filet luce or cluny
or val laces; hand embroidery, chiffon, ribbon
or French flowers; white an ' flesh.
Knickerbockers, $2.f to $3.95
Made of satin or crepe 1
chine waist or knee finishe
with lace or hemstitched ruffl
Silk Envelope Chemise,
$2.95 to $15.00
Made of crepe de
cnine, satin or
KCorpette, in cor
set cover or ribbons
strap effects, dain
tily embroidered; or
of lace, com
i,;,wi ... ; u
e r y, jreor
run beading and ribbon flowers, white and flesh.
Camisoles, at $1.50 to $5.00
Satin, crepe de chine, georgette, ribbon,
Italian silk combined with daintiest of laces, chif
fon, rihbon and embroidered motifs, white or
Burges-Nah Co. Second Floor
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And don't Forget Toys and Dolls
THEY'RE WHAT THE CHILDREN WANT AND EXPECT
AND you'll lind generous stocks here in our big Toy town for selection. Toys of every kind and description, mechan
ical toys, engines, automobiles, trains of cars, and the like; games, sleds, wheel goods, toy pianos, Teddy bears,
stuffed animals and dolls. My! what a great family to choose from dressed dolls, undressed dolls, dolls of every
nationality. But come, join the merry throng; it will take you back td your childhood days the happiest time of
POUr life. Burgess-Na.h Co. Fourth Floor
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