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"My Country 'Tis of Thee,"
' . Rings Out as Great Liner
. 1 Lists Before Final
London, Fb. 8. Sergeant E. C.
Dubuque and Sergeant Muiler, boSh
of 'Brooklyn, were rescued from a
raft by a coasting schooner.
The sergeants say that' the Tus
cania took a tremendous list to star
board almost as soon as vic" was hit.!
Almost all the lifeboats 6i that side
were either blown into the air .or
otherwise rendered useless. ,
The soldiers were immediately
lined up and while standing at atten
tion began to sing "My Country Tis
of Thee" and "The Star Spangled
The crew, which lined tip; on the
opposite side, sang "God Save the
. At one point'thcrc are 550 survivors
of the Tuscania disaster, eight ' ot
whom ere in a hospital.
At another point there are 1,350 sur-
Vivors, 80 of them in hospitals.
Proof of the order which prevailed
on the Tuscania is given by the land
ing of two typhoid and two pneumonia
cases without'bad effect. ,
; The survivors are proud of the be
ihavior of the only two womtn on the
Tuscania. They went down a rope in
fine style, laughing. , -
FROM IOWA ON
Ames, la., Feb. 8. (Special Tele
gramsSolemnizing the presentation
, of the Iowa State College service flag;
came the news that five of the men
from the college were on the trans
port that was sunk yesterday. These
men enlisted shortly, after Christmas
- in the forestry regiment of the 20th
engineers. It is known that they
were to ship with that organization.
They were all students of the
forestry division, mostly in the junior
and seru'or classes. They are: K. A.
Fletcher, W. B. Hoyer,John Evans,
E. M.' Davis and George Hartman.
It' is also believed that another man
in the same group, 'Uariey Quint
may have been on the ill fated ship.
. The service flag contains 1,055
stars at present; Each represents a
student or; alumnus from the institu
tion in active service at the -present
'time. , : . ; , . :. - . i
Kountze's Young Men Raise
: $627 for Lutheran War Fund
At a meeting of representative men
of the Lutheran' denomination held
in' Pittsburgh, vPa., -last week, plans
were laid-for the, raising, of $750,000
a a fund to be Used for the welfare
of American soldiers of the Lutheran
faith; in the,, cantonments ' of this
country and at the front in France.
The time for canvassing the churches
for contributions ' to this - fund was
l . t?.i . 17 ..-);'
As soon as the .decision of. the
meeting was announced in, Omaha,
the young men of Kouutze Memorial
church called a meeting . whtelf'was
held last night at which it was de
eded to make a systematic canvass
of the Lutheran congregations in, Ne
braska, and Ihose present subscribed
$6i7 to start Nebraska quota 6f the
fund. ' r " ,,.r . " .'
There are about 100,000 Lutherans
in the state and many of the young
men of the faith. have,. enlisted vol
untarily or obeyed the draft call.
Some of them are already with the
forces abroad. " V
" The proposed .fund TwflP'.be used
lo pay for expenses and equipment
of pastors and 'chaplains, the salaries
of camp Secretaries', distribution of
literature, improvement of buildings
and comfort of the men now in
, France. Rew Dr. - Baltzly, pastor
,,of Kountze' ; Memorial church, is
deeply interested in the movement.
Sunday School Activities .
At Westminster Church
, The officer's and teachers of the
Westminster Presbyterian Sunday
school hclrf their February meeting
at the honie of Mrs. G. A. Seabury,
M17v South Thirty-second street, with
Mrs. Scaburv. ' Mrs. Hanson. Mrs.
Sharpc and Mrs. Bixby - acting as
hostesses. . . ", ;v - .
. The cuests were Entertained with
a program given by children com
prising a violin solo by John Sharpe,
a vocal solo by Adelaide Seabury, ac
companied by John1 Sharpe and Mrs.
'Bixby; piano solo by Herrick Young,
and a vocal duet by Adelaide Seabury
and Charles Hanson.
'-'The annual banquet of the Chris-
tian Endeavor society of the West
minster Presbyterian church was
"held at the church Friday night. Sixty
numbers were present The dining
room was handsomely decorated n
the tone of St. Valentine's day. t Dr,
'A. F. Ernst of the Lowe Avenue
Presbyterian church was the princi
vpal speaker. s -
Paper trousers War
: Fashion in Germany
Amsterdam, Feb. 8. Paper
trousers are now worn by a large
'proportion of the men in Germany.
Whole suits are being rold which
contain practically no fabric ex
cept paper, and the demand far
exceeds the supply. Collars are
-selling in Berlin for nearly' 75
cents each, and shoe laces of paper
yarn are 15 cents a pair.
Leather is almost unobtainable,
Boots with wooden solei are worn
even by the better class, and fully
40 per cent of the soldiers at the
front wear them.
The standard shoes contain
-only 10 per cent leather. In many
cases the uppers are made out of
old ship sails, tent awnings and
impregnated burlap. Paper for
ordinary purposes has become so
scarce that some provincial news
papers are using low grade colored
SKILLFUL MANEUVERING OF ONE BRITISH
COMMANDER SA VES LIVES OF MANY OF OUR
SAMMIES ON ILL-STARRED S. S. TUSCANIA
An Irish Port, Feb. 8. Most of the Americans
were lost through the Tuscania's sudden heavy list
after being -torpedoed, which caused faulty launching
f trie lifeboats.
The German torpedo' struck the Tuscania a vital
blow amidships, causing it to list almost immedi
ately to starboard.
Instead of ploughing forward in this fashion as
most vessels do under the circumstances, the Tus
cania stopped dead.
A shiver ran 'through it and it keeled over at a
dangerous angle. The list to starboard so elevated
the lifeboats on &e port side as to render them prac
tically useless and only a few of the boats on that
side were launched. '
The first of these struck the water unevenly, cap
sizing and throwing the occupants into the sea.
After that several boats were launched successfully,
but the vessel's list became .more perilous, and some
of the men who were trying to get into the boats
from the starboard side now climbed along the deck
to the rail, to which they clung,
t Many by this time had donned life, belts . and
jumped overboard. Hundreds of others were pre-'
paring to follow this example, when a British destroyer
boldly drew up right alongside the Tuscania. When ,
the men saw this, many of them Jeaped from the boat "
and saloon decks to that of the waiting destroyer. This
destroyer took off several hundred men, all it could
carry, ?nd moved away. It had come up along the
starboard side of the Tuscania.
As it steamed away with its deck loaded down
with Americans another destroyer emerged out of the
darkness on the Tuscania's port, now high out of the
water. When the men on the doomed ship recovered
from their surprise at this unexpected and skillful
maneuvering of the British commander, there was an
other scramble to reach the elevated portside, some of
THE U. P.- THAHj. By .Zani Grey. Harptr
ft rirothnra, $1.60. - .
The building of the first transcon
tinental railway is the gigantic en
terprise which shapes the destinies
of the men and women of the story.
The hero is 'one of the engineers of
this momentous undertaking, and in
his own life he experiences the thrills,
the hopes, the disappointments, the
final triumphs of the road, from its
first survey to its, final silver spike.
He rescues a young girl, the only sur
vivor of a wagon train massacred by
the Sioux, and the girl later is stolen
from th refuge he found for her
with ' an old trapper. Through the
turmoil of gambling town?, Indian
wigwams and construction camps
their paths cross, part and meet again
like the rails from the west and the
east. ' ' ' ' ' ' i
THE TREE OF" HKAVEN. By May Sin
clair. The Marmtllan company, 11.60.
Miss Sinclair's new novel is of
very present interest. Its root motive
is a vindication of the present gen
eration that was condemned as neu
rotic and decadent by common con
sent a little more than three years
ago, and yet is. enduring the ordeal
of the war with so great singleness of
heart. -' '
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' - ' Magazines. '
The fiction feature of the February
Ccnfu'ry'is'thef first installment of a
two-part story Vy. Rebecca West en
titled, "The Reiuru of the Soldier."
Other fiction appearing in this num
ber is "A Timber WofF," by Earle
Johnston. an' exciting' tale of how a
Wumber thief was run to earth; "Alley
Ways," by Helen R. Hull: and the
fourth installment of Alice Duer Mil
le'r absorbing serial, "The Happiest
Timje of ,Thcr Lives." Herbert
Adams Gibbons, the Century's special
correspondent in France has a most
timely article in this number. It is
called "The Tiger of France," and is
a keen analysis of the conditions that
brought about the offer of the pre
miership to Georges Eugeire-Benja-min
The February St. Nicholas contains
the first 'installment of 'an excising
three-part storv by George E.'Walsh.
It is called "The Code Signal." and
the plot involves the discovery anl33ETTER3 of a Canadian st;
capture of a German submarine, offf J' R- A- u Llttle'
the coast of Maine. A timely" article
appearing in this issue is "Our Great
est Monument," by Mary V. Worstell.
Of great iutercst to little folks will
be the delightful story, "Bounce and
Miss Gibbs," by ElcanoV Stinfson
Brooks. This is an appealing tale
about two rabbits andihow they sived
a western town from fire.
Harold Bell Wright has written his
first magazine article for the Febru
ary American Magazine. It is called
"The Sword of Jesus,"' and asks what
Jesus would do in this great-world
war. In addition there are fine ar
ticles about the Mayo brothers, the
great doctors of Rochester, Minn.;
Thomas Edison and Abraham Lin
coln. ! The fiction contains good
stories by Holworthy Hall, William
Dudley Pclley, .Samuel Derieux and
other well known writers.-
"The Hope Chest," a brilliant love
story, complete in two installments,
by Mark Luther, is contained in the
February issue of the Woman's Home
Companion. Other interesting fea
tures are "Patriotic Buying," an ar
ticle by IdaM. Tarbell, in which she
tells us that even in t our everyday
shopping and marketing there are
two ways one forthe selfish ignor
ant, andv one for the " patriot; and
"Genevieve's Uncle Horace," a story
by Elizabeth Jordan, presenting the
problem of a young man without a
job, with a capital of $8.42, who wants
to entetatin for two whole weeks the
one and only girl. '
A life-saving vest that can be worn
constantly, a conveyor and fan com
bined in a snowplow, a revolver in
corporated in hilt of sword, a self
operating radiator shield for motor
cars, renting city apartments by post
ing floor plans, and a makeshift
method of lifting auto trucks out of a
rut, are some of the latest inventions
illustrated and described in the Feb
ruary number of Popular Mechanics.
"A Traveler in War Time," by
Winston Churchill is a very interest
ing story in the February" issue of
Scribners Magazine, Other fiction in
thisnumber is, "The Return," a war
story by Gordon Arthur Smith;
"Exhibit C-470," by B. Vincent O'Sul
livan; and "Jim and the Giant," by
Helen Ward Banks. Edwin Bjorkman
wrftes a very interesting article on
'"Sweden's Position in the War.", The
departments as usual are full of in
terest. ' ;. '
The February issue of the Wide
World magazine opens up with E.
Aihmead-Bartlctt's storv. "Mv Ad
ventures in the World War," which is
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, I'JIb.1
(Br AMOclated Pre.)
the men sliding
and others on their hands and knees.
All the time this rescue work was progressing, cool
- heads were getting the few other lifeboats afloat. De
spite the many difficulties the crew behaved well and
the coolness of the American soldiers was the subject
of commendation in affidavits by the boat's officers.
G. K. Lynas, second officer of the Tuscania, ex
plained that owing to the ship's heavy roll and the en
tanglement of the falls it was found necessary to cut
away some or the ropes to the lifeboats. He said:
"During all this time the soldiers behaved splendid
ly and with perfect discipline."
George Newton Hall of Los Angeles, first lieutenant
.of engineers, was sitting on a lounge reading a book
on "No Man's Land," which he was about to visit wherf
the torpedo Itruok. He knew what had happened and
shouted the word "torpedo" across the room. With
several others he hurried to the lifeboats station on
the boat deck.
"There stood several privates at attention," he said,
"awaiting my orders to launch the boats. In less time
than it takes to tell they were joined by the requisite
. number. . It was surprising to see how these new sol
diers carried out their duties like veterans.
"We got the first boat down to the saloon deck,
where it was promptly filled with soldiers and was low
ered into the water without mishap. The second boat,
however, was being lowered when the wind carried it
on to another lifeboat, crushing it and several of the
occupants.. We then launched three more, without fur
ther trouble." ' i
After seeing themen reach the water safely, Lieu
tenant Hall let himself down by a rope. Lieutenant
Wallace Patterson of Cleveland followed him down the
rope, and much to their surprise, they fell into the last
boat launched. The boat was loaded to the water line
with 65 men, who took turns at the oars for three hours
uufil the v were rescued by a trawler.
a startling and thrilling contribution
upon the great conflict. J. G. Jacob
sen contributes a very ' interesting
story, "The Vengeance of the Stroap
ers," in . which he describes vividly
how a band of "stroapers" lawless
d6speradoes swore revenge and car
ried out their threat. Other interest
ing' features in this magazine are:
"In the Land of the Lapps," by Frank
Hedges Butler; "The Secret Press of
Belgium," by G. Frederic Lees; and
"Trooping Cattle in Paraguary," by
The following features are con
tained in the February issue of the
World's Work magazine: "How Ger
many is Preparing for the Next War,"
an article by JL B. W. Gardiner; "Why
France Wants Alsace-Lorraine," by
Stephane Lanzanne; and of special in
terest is an article by John R. Rathons,
entitled. "Germany's Plots- Exposed "
in which he tells of characteristics of
Von Bernstorff, Von Papen, and Boy
Ed the night of the Lusitania sink
ing a wireless episode how the
plots were first detected, how the
traps were laid by. which they were
unearthed, and the men who did the
work. . . '
In the February Atlantic Monthly
magazine Wilfred A. Joubert has an
amusing, but -significant story to tell
of the characteristically - Teutonic
performances of "Neighbor Ians"
among Ute planters in southern Mex
ico; Professor Beebe, in "From Sea to
Mountaintop in Malaysia," adds one
more to tjhe lengthening list of his
captivating and absorbing narratives
of travel as a naturalist and observer
in many strange lands. ' -Miscellaneous.
A YANKEE IN THE TRENCHES. By Cor
poral R. Derby Hplm. Little, Drown 9
Co. tt.JS; ; . '
The actual life of a soldier on the
western front tn billets, in the trench
es, over the top, across no man's
laud and in hand-to-hand conflicts
with the Germans is here vividly re
lated by a gallant young American
who fought in the English army, until,
twice wounded, he was invalided
home, y It is a narrative to stir the
heart and kindle the imagination of
the reader. . .
Co. 11.34. ' .
A most remarkable set of letters
written bv a Canadian soldier who
possesses an unusual gift of express
ing 111,1 ICCIHlgS tlUU lllipi IMIUHJ,
These letters 'reveal the feelings of a
soldier who has been , three years in
the service. They lack egotism, they
are exceedingly sane and healthy and
they fairly throb with love for his wife
and cHild In Ottawa, of whom he says
"I don't dare let myself think too
THE COLLAPSE OP SUPERMAN. By Wil
liam Rosco Thayer. Houghton, Mifflin
& Co, CO eentt.
This small, but brilliant book traces
the growth of the German conception i
of superman and compares rrussian
dreams before the war N with their
realization and with the truty great
exploits of history.
THE MASTER QUEST. y Will S.-Wood-hult.
The Ablngdgn Preaa. 78 cents.
The inspiration of the, scriptures,
the diety and the humanity of Jesus,
the soul's hunger for God, and kindred
spiritual verities are treated with a
sureness of touch and sanity of ex
pression rarely excelled. Doctrine is
expressed in terns of, literature and
life, sin, atonement and faith here
find a vital interpretation.
THE BREAKFAST OP THE BIRDS. By
Judah Steinberg, Jewish Publication So
ciety. The stories in tfus book were trans-
tated from the Hebrew into the Eng
Ish language. These tales, of which
some are mere bits of fancy, some
delightful satires, some pleasant alle
gories, possess a literary aud ethical
quality that make them well worth
rendering in any tongue. A child was
fhosen to illustrate this book (hat
the child point of view might find
expression and the value of the book
be enhanced for all readers. . -
MARY REOAN. By Leroy Scott, Houghton
Mifflin Company. I1.0. "
A tens graphic Sytory of night life
in New York and of the adventures
of Bob Clifford, private detective, and
Mary Regan, a member of the aris
tocracy of the underworld.
Never before has the gay hotel and
restaurant life of New York, where
the smart upper set, the respectable
midtHe class people out. for a good
time. and the ' shrewd well-dressed
crooks are brought together, been
described so vividly as'in this intense
ly interesting novel. .
THE BOLSHEVIKI AND WORLD PEACE,
. By Leon Trotiky, Bonl eVLtverlght, $1.50.
The voice that speaksin this book
is the voice of Leon Trotzky. the Bol
sheviki minister of. foreign affairs for
revolutionary Russia. He wrote it
after the war began and finished the
down the incline by the aid of ropes,
main part of it before the Russian
revolution began. It contains the
author's view of tlie war, its causes
and its effects, especially upon inter-
nafinnat enriatifim 9tld tnfl rpirnlnfinn
The entire book was written with thejage of money from Abbas Hilmi.-the
idea ot the new international con
stantly in mind, the new international
which must rise up out of the present
world cataclysm, the international of
the last conflict and the final victory.
VACATION JOURNBY8 EAST AND WEST.
By David II. Steele, -O. P. rutnam'a
Dr. Steele has written a volume
of discouf.sive essays which is super
ior because of its keen observations,
its accurate facts, its delightful style,
and its subtle humor. His style is that
of a trained observer, with an eye
for perspective and a facile pen. 'Jhe
depiction of two groups of places, so
far, separated, puts in striking con
strast the conventional eastern Recre
ation centers and these wider western
scenes conducive rather to reflection
and to meditation.
THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
PRUNING. By U. O. Katne, Orange Judd
company. 3. .
Few practices in the handling of
plants, especially of fruit trees and
bushes, attract so much interest as
those of pruning. Much has been dis
covered, much verified- and much dis
proved. But the reports of these in
vestigations are so scattered that very
few fruit growers have access to
them, and students of agricultural col
leges and schools even if they know
how to search, lack the time to hunt
through the libraries of their re
spective institutions to find this lit
erature. In this book, Mr. Kains pre
sentsrthe really important features
of, prunjng investigations as well as
sets forth the fundamental principles
based upon7 the laws of plant growth.
It contains 324 illustrations. - "
Taylor Would Start Move
For Nonpartisan Convention
Representative W. J. Taylor of
Merna has sent to farmers and labor
ing men a call for a "convention or
conference of farmers and laboring
men" to be hefd at Ltrteoln February
26 with the idea of permitting all
"farmers and laborers of all organiza
tions and whether organized or unor
ganized an opportunity to participate
in the selection of state and congres
sional candidates for the primary."
The call is signed by a number of
members of the legislature and other
well-to-do men, among them being
Frank Dolezal, Wahoo; C. E. Man
zer, . PierceT Fred Hofmeistcr, Im
perial; James Auten, Albion, ,
Mr. Taylor indicates . that the
movement is in reply to the letter of
criticism of the nonpartisan league
made by the State Council of Defense.
Pies and Doughnuts Come Into
Own Again on Wheatless Days
Washington, D. C, Feb. 8-Pies and doughnuts can be reinstated on
the menus of public eating places on wheatless days, the food administra
tion announced today, but only if they are made every day of the week
from doughs which contain at least one-third of wheat flour substitutes.
"Elimination of pies and doughnuts on two days a week, the food ad
ministration realized," said a statement, "was working a very real hard
ship upon many lunch room proprietors. Delegations from many places
in the New England states recently appealed to the food administration
Jo be allowed a measure of relief from the observance of two wheatlejs
days a week. In some cases the majority of the income is derived from
the sale of pies and doughnuts." ;
FINAL CLEARANCE OF
Sal Now Going On in Our Temporary
Location, 1607 Farnam St.
WE WILL MpVE very shortly to our grand
and permanent home in the new Conant Hotel
building at J 6th and Harnay Sts. We are sacri
ficing every pair of shoes in the house in this
, Clearance Sale
Vlme. Marie Lafargue Creates
Stir by Testimony Against
Frenchman on Trial
(By Associated Tresi.)
Paris, Feb. 8.-The first woman
witness to be called by the govern
ment to testify against Bob Pasha,
now being tried for treason, took the
witness stand late yesterday. -
She was Madame Marie Latargue,
at one time an intimate friend of
Abbas Hilmi, the former khedive df
Egypt. Her appearance created a
mild stjr in the crowded court room.
Madame Lafargue's testimony was
principally Mo ihe effect that Bolo,
notwithstanding his claim that he
never kept business books and cared
nothing for money, had once lent her
20,000 francs but only on condition
that she give him a mortgage on her
property as well as a note signed by
her mother, her two brothers and
herself. The accused, she said,
played the part ot a shrewd and ex
acting business man -throughout the
Letters to Madame Caillaux.
Testifying before the court today,
Signor Sottolana, a singing teacher
friend of Filippo Cavallinie, a co
defendant in the case, who is under
arrest in Italy, told-'how. Cattallinie
had sent him letttersfrom Italy to
post in Paris. The audience showed
surprise' when the witness said that
Madame Caillaux, wife of the former
premier, was among those to whom
the letters had been addressed.
Signor Sottolana was the man who
accompanied Cavallinie when the lat-i
ter, it is charged, gave soio a pacic
former khedive of Eevot. The wit
ness said he' was unable to state the
exact amount in the package.
Bauer, director of the Perier bank,
told of the transfer of funds from
New York and Bolo's proposal to
found a bank in Cuba in 1914". He
said that he and Bolo saw J. P. Mor-1
gan in New York in 1914 and pre
vailed upon him to subscribe 60,000,
000 francs to the capital of the bank
to be established. The Perier bank
he said was to subscribe" 40,000,000
Omaha Elks Observe 32d
Anniversary of Local Lodge
Thursday marlced the 32d birth
day of Omaha lodge No. 39,
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
The lodge was instituted February 7,
1886, by members of Chicago lodge
No. 4, all of whom are dead except
one. The ceremony took place on a
Sunday afternoon in the building then
known as Clark & Kouny building,
now standing on the southwest corner
of Fourteenth and Dodge streets.
An exemplification of the old-time
initation will take place tonight in the
Elks' lodge room. .The initiation will
be conducted by the earliest past
exalted rulers of the lodge, George
W. Shields, Lysle I. Abbott, D. ' M.
Vinsonhaler and L. C. Gibson in the
chairs, and Jarhes R. Dewar, as secre
tary, Judge A. C. Wakeley, as treas
urer, Moses P. O'Brien, as esquire,
Ernest' C. Page, as chaplain, and the
three surviving charter members,
resident in the city, Sands F. Wood
bridge, I. W. Miner, and Alfred Soren
son, acting as trustees of the lodge.
The only other surviving charter
member, John Francis, now general
passenger agent of . the Chicago
Burlington & Quincy raiiroad of
Chicago, cannot be present on
account of the duties'of his office.
South Siders Warned Not
. v To Neglect Income Tax
"Get busy," is the S. O. S. call
which H. B. Allen, income tax-inspector
sends out to the hundreds of
South Side persons who have not
yet paid their income taxes.
"Only three more veeks in which
to make returns and there are still
hundreds of South Siders who have
not called," said Mr. Allen.
"The temporary office 'in the city
hall, Twenty-fourth and O streets,
was established for the convenience
of the South Siders and they may
make out their returns, file them, and
pay the taxes here."
1607 Farnam Streat.
s v :
. P. Morgan Greenhouses
Closed to Conserve Coal
Glencove, L. I, Feb. 8. J. P.
Morgan has f losed the extensive
greenhouses on his estate at Pea
cock Point neaf here, to aid in the
conservation of coal. The thou
sands of valuable plants will be dis
tributed among public conserva
tories or sent south, where they
may continue their growth out of
doors. The Morgan greenhouses
are among the largest anjLthe finest
in the country.
WATCH FOR 'SPIES
Toilet Preparations on NieuwJ
Amstecdam Seized to Prevent
Importation of Dangerous
(By Associated Press.)
An Atlantic Port, Fc& 8. Passen
gers leaving the steamer Nieuw Am
sterdam which docked today said the
government authorities, in addition to
examining their baggage and taking
possession of all letters and printed
documents, seized all their toilet
preparations, including talcum powder,
shaving lotions and the like.
It was understood this was done to
prevent a possible "spy" taking ashore
with him .disguised chemicals which
could be used to bring out invisible
ink. . A number of uniformed young
women, members of the United States
naval reserve force, assisted the au
thorities in the examination of bag
gage and personal effects of the pas
sengers. Reports reaching Holland indicate
that the death rate in Belgium is rap
idly increasing and there is an alarm
ing spread of contagifrus disease, ac
cording to R. Tileston of the commis
sion for relief in Belgium, who came
in on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Mr.
Tileston said hehas been in Holland
for 18 months. Supplementing the re
duced supplies reaching Belgium from
America, he added, Holland is sending
to the stricken people considerable
quantities of food.
Holland, Mr. Tileston asserted, was
badly in need of American wheat. The
supply 911 hand now would"' not last
many months longer, he said, although
it was being carefully conserved. Ger
many, he declared, was compelling
Holland to sell it certain of its
products in return for coal and iron,
of which products Germany has a
Charges Against Policeman
A. C. Anderson Are Dismissed
Policeman A. C. Anderson, called
before city council to answer charges
similiar to those made against Leroy
L. Wade, accused of being implicated
in the disappearance of six pints of
whisky, was exonerated for want of
sufficient evidence. Charges against
Wade also were dismissed.
New Spring Dresses Sacri
ficed in Saturday Sale
at Julius Orkin's.
120 Beautiful New Dreue Actually
Worth to $30.00 Offered
' , . Saturday $15.00.
" New Coat . Dresses, straight line
models Dresses for afternoon, street
and business wear styles you simply
can't help tut admire shown in
men's wear serges Satins, Taffetas,
Crepe de Chines and Georgette, Navy,
Black, Tan, Copen, Brown, Plum,
Green, Silver, Taupe, Rose and Bel
gium. Newest creations in bustle ef
fects. All in all this offer is one of
the best ever made by this store. The
doors will open at 9 A. M., so if you
wish to share in these most excellent
values,Nwe adyise an early visit. Re
member, only 120 Dresses in the lot,
and at such a startling low" price of
$15.00 they can't last hrougjiout the
1508-1510 Douglas St.
,NORTH SIDE OF STREET.'
People Notice It DriveThemOff
with Dr. Edwards'
Olive Tablets -
A pimply face will not embarrass you
much longer if you get a package of Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets. The skin should
begin to clear after you have taken the
tablets a few nights. ,
Cleanse the blxi,thebowelsand the UVer
with Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets, the suc
cessful substitute for calomel: there's never
any sickness or pain after taking them.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets do that
which calomel does, and Just as effectively,
but their action is gentle and safe instead
of severe and irritating.
No one who takes Olive Tablets is
ever cursed with "a dark brown taste,"
a bad breath, a dull listless, "no good"
feeling; constipation, torpid liver, bad
disposition Or pimply face.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are
a purely vegetable compound mixed
with olive oik you will know them
by their olive color.
Dr. Edwards spent years among pa
tients afflicted with liver and bowel
complaints, and Olive Tablets are the
immensely effective result
Take one or two nightly for a week
See how much -better you feel and look
10c and 25c per box. All druggists.
A toilet preparation of merit.
Helps to eradicate dandruff.
For Restoring Color and
Beauty to Grar and Faded Hair.
SOc ktA .00 dmggiiita.
PIMPLY? WELL. DON'T Bl
The Cleverest, Sim
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ive Course in Lan
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duced by the Victor
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Three Double-Faced Vic
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ceedingly Sirnple Instruc
tion Booklets, Teach All
One Need Know to Get
Around and Make One's
Self Easily - Understood
Anywhere in FRANCE.
All of the, French "words and
phrases used on the three rec
ords in the "French Aid" out
fit are repeated in the booklets
so that the spoken word and
the printed word may be the
more closely associated. No ef
fort has been made to deal with
the complexities of grammar;
the entire idea is to provide a
set of easily learned phrases by
means of which a man may take
care of his personal needs and
move about with ease in France.
By means of this extreme
ly practical method our.
American Soldiers may be
able to express their vari
ous wants intelligibly,
both as to phraseology
and pronounciation, IN
CORRECT FRENCH. .
Tlit 3 record and two booklets
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18419 Lesson No. 1 Get
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Lesson No. 2
Food and Lodging
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Lesson No. 4.
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Lesson No. 6.- Ad
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