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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. JUNE 4, m.
STEPS TO CHECK
Agrees to Intern . Stricken
Women Following Confer
ence With Officers of
. Omaha Army Posts.
"Many of the young; women , who
frequent Fort Omaha are uniform
crazy," stated Colone! H. B. Hersey,
commandant of Fort Omaha, ad
dressing the city council Monday
morning in connection with social
conditions. . v
"This matter of social disease is the
greatest menace we have to contend
with today; the burning of ware-
houses in St. Louis was not 1-2-3 in
comparison," said Captain E. L. De
Lanney of the medical reserve corps,
v Fort Crook.
The net result of the meeting was
in approval of Health Commissioner
Manning's plan that the city rent
buildings at Twenty-second street
and St. Mary's avenue for internment
pf girls and women who have been
apprehended and who, upon examina-
finn r fnnnH in hp pnntaminatH
with disease, which military officials
say seriously affect the efficiency of
the fighting men.
Citv to Co-ooerate.
"We will co-operate," Mayor Smith
announced. "We will intern these
women and we will hope that you
will do your best to prevent soldier.
picking up women on the stfe
ff Ihere must be intensive co-opera
on both sides. Suppose that you
told that certain of your young
were in a house of prostitution, wl
would you do?" hf asked of the mill
. "Pardon me, Mr. Mayor," ' inter
posed Superintendent Ringer of the
police department, "we have just or-
gar.ized our morals squad and there
will not be such houses in Umaha. .
The building which the city has
rented on St. Mary's avenue was
formerly used as a maternity hospital
.nd recently had been leased by the
Omaha Association for -the Better
ment of Girls and Boys. Mrs. C. W.
Hayes, Dr. Jennie Calfass, and Mrs.
T r t s ( Vt a n eoAiio f iin i-tntAnA 4-1-1 a
fyjoiyu vi uiv, aoQvuaijLu oil.ikivu nil,
council meeting and commended the
iction of the officials.
Health Commissioner Manning ex
plained that the system recently
, idopted for internment of diseased
girls and women had not been satis
factory; that it. worked injustices
ind that the time has come for the
- city to face about and meet the sit
uation without compromise. The
new institution will cost $200 per
month rental and $500 for furnishings.
The residents will do their own work
ind the best of medical attendance
will be furnished without cost to those
not able to pay. Dr. Manning hopes
that by receiving the co-operation of
' outside organizations, many of the
women may be reclaimed.
"We do not prospose to interfere
with Omaha's moral conditions, but
we are going to the limit to protect
our boys who are going across the
water. We do not intend to prepare
companies and then have to keep 10
or 15 to a company home on account
of these disabilities," said Colonel
expense IS UICCU.
I: Captain DeLanney stated that the
government will not release the af
ttcted men until thev are completely
cured, and he added that the expense
i.-;c "Tf : ...... a
called to go over today, it is probable
' ' tat about 150 would be detained on
. account of diseases. You should in
tern the infected women. We know
that when our boys leave our post for
the city they are sound."
Ringer Submits Report.
Superintendent Ringer submitted a
statistical report showing that of the
first general draft list of 10,000,000
nearly S per cent were found to have
I - rr - -i .1 . : i
uccu auccicu wiiu uuc particular
disease referral to by Captain De
Lanney as generally leading to in
sanity. , v
Colonel J. M. Banister, appearing as
a private citizen at request of the
. health commissioner, said: It is the
... duty of Omaiia to protect these men
against invasion of women who are
l.nown to be diseased."
, Colonel Hersey added that Fort
Omaha was known last summer as
the best camp in this country, but
during the winter the conditions were
changed, and through recent co-operation
by Omaha police department,
.in improvement had been noted.
Seeks to Test Ordinance; ' I
Dumps Garbage 'n Street
As a test to determine the extent
v the hauling of garbage within the
city limits, A. Samlarob, proprietor of
a restaurant at 305 Sotith Twelfth
street,- dumped two cans of garbage
iiiiu me suxci last vveunesuay auer
noon and left three vata nf refuse
, standing in front of his place of
business, he told the judge in police
court Monday morning. .
. "During the last six weeks I. have
iad too much trouble with the city
' boarQ of health, the garbage depart
ment and other city officials," Sam
larob told the court, "Policemen on
the beat told me I would be ar
. rested if I permitted the garbage to
i lay around, and because the city gar
. bage department ' failed to haul it
away, I dumped it into the street
-."1 stopped drivers of city garbage
wagons on the street no less than
five times during, the last month and
i offered to pay them $5 to haul the
garbage from my place, but they re
cused, declaring that they were only
aamiaroD was aiscnargea ana ad
vised to take up the matter with the
mayor. V '
Maggie Sobb Sobs Not as She
raues runue mayisiraie
iudgsic juuu, i. years oia, 1110.
SSuth Thirteenth street, arrester! nn
'complaint of neighbors on a charge
of illegal possession of liquor, refused
to live up to Tier name in police court
Monday morning, but with tearless
eyes admitted that she had purchased
the liquor from' a negro whose name
she did not know. It was for her
own use, she said. Ten pints of
; whisky,' bottled in bond and bearing
the date of 1918. were fotfnd in her
basement by- Officer HoagY Judge
Madden fined her $100 and costs.
ia tfte Wat?
dxeertexces on tAe Western &tgA&n pottf
L ' I COPYKlftHT 191 I i n , t .1.
CHAPTER XIV.' '
Scenes by the Wayside.
There was a turn in the road just
beyond us that hid its continuation
from us. ! And around the bend now
there came a company of soldiers.
Not neat and well-appointed soldiers
these. Ah. no! They were fresh from
the trenches, on their way back to
rest. The mud and grime of the
trenches were upon them. They were
tired and weary, and they carried all
their accoutrements and packs with
them. Their boots were heavy with
mud. And they looked bad, ahd many
of them shaky. Most of these men,
Godfrey told me after a glance at
them, had been ordered back to hos
pital for minor ailments. They were
able to march, but not much more.
They were the first men I had seen
in such a case. - They looked bad
enough, but Godfrey said they were
happy enough. Some of them would
get leave for Blighty, and be home,
in a few days, to see their families and
their girls. And they came swinging
along in tine style, sick ana tirea
as they were, for the thought of
where they were going cheered them
and helped to keep them going.
A British soWier, equipped for the
trenches, on his way in or out, has
uite a load to carry.. He has hts
ck. and his emergency ration, and
entrenching tools, and extra cloth-
that he needs in bad weather in
trenches, to say nothing of his
r-present rifle. And the sight of
lem made me realize tor tne nrst
time the truth that lay behind the
jest in a story that is one of Tommy's
A child saw a soldier in heavy
marching order. She gazed at him in
wide-eyed worfder. He was not her
idea of what a soldier should look
"Mother," she asked, "what is a sol
The mother gazed at the man. And
then she smiled.
"A soldier," she answered, "is to
hang things on."
They eyed me very curiously as
they came along, those sick laddies.
They couldn't seem to understand
what I was doing there, but their dis
cipline held them. They were in
Ocharge of a young lieutenant with oneOCaptain Godfrey, our cars stopped.' He
Attorney Suggests Client
Give $1,000 to Red Cross
Anson Bigelow, attorney, returned
to Omaha Sunday, after recommend
ing to the Nemaha County Council of
Defense, at Auburn, Neb., that his
client, Ben Casper, be compelled to
file a declaration of loyalty to the
United States and pay $1,000 to the
Casper is a wealthy Nemaha county
farmer, living between Brock and Tal
mage. His neighbors made frequent
complaints of his lack of sympathy
with the United States in the war,
and noted that he did not contribute
to the Red Cross funds, buy Liberty
bonds or thrift stamps.
. One day three citizens reported in
Brock that Casper had sneered at the
prowess of the local home guards and
said that one German soldier could
whip the whole outfit. This incensed
the members of the home guards at
Brockand lynching was threatened.
Casper was brought before the de
fense body at Auburn, Friday, for a
hearing and he pleaded that the case
be set oyer until Saturday so he could
procure the services of the Omaha at
torney. Bigelow responded and after hear
ing the testimony adduced, recom
mended that the defense - council make
no finding, but, to make a better citi
zen of Casper, he be compelled to pay
the Red Cross $1,000 and sign a dec
laration of loyalty to the United
Sheriff Clark Recovers
Body of Lad Drowned Sunday
After an all night search Sheriff
Clark and deputies Monday morning
recovered the body of Daniel Ma
thanic, 11-year-old boy, who was ac
cidentally drowned in a slough in East
Omaha Sunday. Several persons have
been drowned in this slough, accord
ing to Seriff Clark
Young Mathanic, together with
Robert Bell and James May, were
wading in the , slough. The lad
crawled on a plank and floated into
deep water. He attempted to swim
back to the bank and was drowned
before his companions could bring
The boy's father was killed in the
Easter tornado. five years ago. "
Use of Chain Letters Not 7 ,
Approved by War Savings
Ward Burgess, state director of war
savings stamp campaign, has an
swered an inquiry of the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce regarding the
use of chain letters in war savings
stamp activities. Use of these letters
is not approved by the national com
mittee, says Mr.-Burgess. Whatever
chain letters have been started were
sent out without the knowledge of
the national committee. The Omaha
chamber has warned its members in
many preceding instances that the use
of such letters 'to secure funds for
any purpose is unwise.
South Side Men and Omahans
To Have 'Good Fellowship Day'
Friday will be a "good fellowship
day" between Omaha Chamber of
Commerce members who live in Oma
ha orooer and those who live on the
South Side.' A large number of the
former will meet at 11:30 o'clock on
that Hav an1 or in m VmA n tti
----- J Dw ... m uuuj iw ... v
South Side to extend the right hand
or teuowship to the South Siders.
When you know
that vou should
g dismiss coffee,try
The toodern American
now are using
star a second lieutenant I learned
later that he was a long way from be
ing a well mln himself. So I stopped
"Would your men like to hear a few
songs, lieutenant?" I asked him.
He hesitated. He didn't quite un
derstand, and he wasn't a bit sure
what his duty was in the circum
stances. He glanced at Godfrey and
Godfrey smiled at him as if in en
couragement. "It's very good of you, I'm sure," he
said, slowly. "Fallout!"
So the men fell out, and squatted
there, along the wayside. At once
discipline was relaxed. Their faces
were a study as the wee piano was set
up again, and Johnson, in uniform, of
course, sat down and trued a chord or
two. And then suddenly something
happened that broke the ice. Just as
I stood up to sing, a loud Voice
broke the silence.
"Lor love us! one of the' men
cried, "if it ain't old 'Arry Lauder!"
There was a stir of interest at once,
I spotted fhe' owner of the voice. It
was a shriveled up little chap, with a
weazened face that looked like a sun
dried apple. He was showing all his
teeth in a grin at me, and he was a
tvoical little cockney of the sort all
Londoners know well.
"Go it. 'Arry!" he shouted, shrilly,
"Many's the time h' I've 'eard you at
the old Shoreditch!
So I went it as well as I could, and
I never did have a more appreciative
audience. My little cockney friend
seemed to take a particular personal
pride in me. I think he thought he
had found me, and that he was, in an
odd way, responsible for my success
with his mates. And so he was es
Deciallv,Klad when they cheered me
and thanked me as they did.
My concert didn't last long, for we
had to be getting on, and the company
of sick men had just so much time,
too. to reach their destination Boa
logne, whence, we had set out. When
if was over I said goodby to the men,
and shook hands with particular
warmth with thelittle cockney. It
wasn't every day I was likely to meet
a man who had often heard me at the
old Shoreditch! After we had stowed
Johnson and the piano away again,
with a few less cigarets, now, to get
in Johnson's way, we started, and as
long as were in sight the little cock
ney and F were waving to one an
other. I took some of the cigarets into
the car I was in now, And as we sped
along we were again in the thick of
the great British war machine. Motor
trucks and ambulances were more fre
quent than ever, and it was a common
occurance now to pass soldiers,
marching in both directions to the
front and away from it. There was al
ways some one to recognize me and
start a volley of "Hello, Harys" com
ing my way, and I answered every
greeting, you may be sure, and threw
cigarets to go with my "Helios."
Aye. 1 was glad I had brought the
cigarets. They seemed to be even
more welcome than I had hopfcd they
would be, and I only wondered how
long the supply would hold out. and
if I would be able to get more if It did
not. So Johnson, little by little, was
getting more room, as I called for
more ai.d more of the cigarets that
walled him in in his tonneau.
About noon, as we drove through a
little town, I saw for the first time
a whole flock of airplanes riding the
sky. They were swooping about like
lazy hawks, and a bonnie sight they
were. I drew a long breath when I
saw them, and turned to my friend
"Well," I said, "I think we're com
ing to it, nowl"
I meant the front the real British
Suddenly, at a sharp order from
Today, First Day, Is
' Enthusiastically at
Cor. 15th and Harney,
DUKE SCHOOL FOR BOYS
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turned around to us, and grinned, very
"Gentleman," he said very calmly,
"We'll stop here long enough to put
on our steel helmets."
He said it just as he might have
said: Well, here's where we will stop
It meant no more than that to him.
But for me it meant many things. It
meant that at last I was really to be
under fire; that I was going into
danger. I was not really frightened
yet; you have to see danger, and know
;ust what it is, and appreciate exactly
its character, before you can be
frightened. But I had imagination
enough to know what that order
meant, and to have a queer feeling as
I donned the steel helmet. It was less
uncomfortable than I had expected it
to be lighter, easier to wear. The
British trench helmets are beautifully
made, now; as in every other phase of
the war and its work they represent
a constant study for improvement,
But, even had it not been for the
warning that was impled -in Captain
Godfrey's order, I should soon have
understood that we had come into a
new region. For a long time now the
noise of the guns had been different
Instead of being like distant thunder
it was a much nearer and louder
sound. It was a steady, i throbbing
And, at intervals, there came a dif
ferent sound; a sound more individual,
that stood out from the steady uproar.
It was as if the air were being cracked
apart by the blow of some giant ham
mer. I knew what it was. Aye, I
knew. You need no man to tell you
what it is the explosion of a great
shell not so far from you!
Nor was it our ears alone that told
us what was ging on. Ever and anon,
now, ahead of us, as we looked at the
fields, we saw a cloud of dirt rise up.
That was where a shell struck. And
in the fields about us, now, we could
see holes, full of water as a rule, and
mounds of dirt that did not look as
if shovels and picks had raised them.
It surprised me that the peasants
were still at work. I spoke to God
frey about that.
"The French peasants donjt seem to
know what it is to be afraid of shell
fire," he said. "They go only when we
make them. It is the same on the
French front. They will cling to a
farmhouse in the zone of fire until
they are ordered ontr no matter how
heavily it may be shelled. They are
splendid folk! The Germans can never
beat a race that has such folk as that
behind its battle line."
I could well believe him. I had seen
no sight along the whole front more
quietly impressive than the calm, im
passive courage of those French peas
ants. They know they are rightl It is
no kaiser, no war lord, who gives
them courage. It is the knowledge
and the consciousness that they are
suffering in a holy cause, and that, in
the end, the right and truth must
prevail. Their own fate, whatever
may befall them, does not matter.
France musbgo on and shall, and they
do their humble part to see that it
does and shall. ,
Solemn thoughts moved me as we
drove, on. Here there had been real
war and fighting. Now I saw a coun
try blasted by shell fire, wrecked by
the contention of great armies. And
I knewithat I was coming to soil
watered by British blood; to rows of
British graves; to soil that shall be
forever sacred to the memory of the
Britons, from Britain and over seas,
who died and fought upon it to
redeem it from the Hun.
I had no mind, to talk, to ask ques
tions. For the time I was content to
be with my own thoughts that were
evoked by the historic ground through
which we passed. My heart was heavy
with grjef and with the memories of
my boy that came flooding it, but it
was lightened, too, by other thoughts.
And always, as we sped on, there
was the thunder of the guns. Always
there were the bursting "shells and
the old bent peasants paying no heed
to them, Always there were circling
airplanes, far above us, like hawks
against the deep blue of the sky. And
always we came nearer and nearer to
Vimy ridge that deathless name- in
the history of Britain. .
(Continued Tomorrow. '
LEMONS BRING OUT
THE HIDDEN BEAUTY
Make this lotion for very
coat and Just see
An attractive skin wins admiration.'
social life and in business the
girl or woman whose face and hands
show evidence of constant care en
joys a tremendous advantage ovei
those who do not realize the value of
a healthy skin and a spotless complex
ion. At the cost of a small jar of ordi
nary cold cream one can prepare a
full quarter pint of the most wonder
ful lemon skin softener and complex
ion beautifier, by squeezing the juice
of two fresh lemons into a bottle
containing three ounces of orchard
white. Care should be taken to strain
the juice through a fine cloth so no
lemon pulp gets in, then this lotion
will keep fresh for months. Every
woman knows that lemon juice is used
to bleach and remove such blemishes
as freckles, sallowness and tan, and
is the ideal skin softener, Bmoothener
Just try it! Get three ounces of
orchard white at any pharmacy and
two lemons from the grocer and make
up a quarter pint of this sweetly fra
grant lemon lotion and massage it
daily into the face, neck, arms and
hands. It naturally should help to
soften, freshen, bleach and bring out
the roses and beauty of any skin
8:30 a. m.
to 6 s, m.
8:30 a, m.
to 6 p. m.
Monday, June 3, 1918-
-STORE NEWS FOR TUESDAY-
Phone Douglas 137
Tuesday June Sales All Oyer the Store
Upstairs and Down Mightily Important to You
This Annual June Sale of
TABLE AND HOUSEHOLD LINENS
Affords Most Unusual Saving Opportunities
vuijf MuouB uic iu wuvi , iiiicBH ;ui is uaseu on uie cost oi montfts ago, before the great advance, but even
j more so in that you may choose from hnens here now that it will be impossible to dupTcaS 5 any Jrice
owing to the European war conditions, which has cut off a grea percentage of the manufacture of fine linens 7
Table Cloths, Table Damask and Napkins Made in the U. S. A.
AVERY extensive line of makes noted for their splend'd wearing qualities Be
low we note a few from our large stock.
Bleached Table Damask at 69c
64-inch bleached table damask, heavy weight that launders beautifully
signs, at 69c a yard. .
' Hemmed Napkins at $1.50 Dozen
Size 18x18 Inches. These are of good quality, which launders very satisfactorily,
at J 1.50 dozen. '
Hemmed Table Cloths at $1.98
Extra heavy weight and splendid quality, size 72x72 Inches. These have slight mill stains
Very special at $1.98 each.
v v Round Table Cloths at $1.59 "
Of fine quality, with perfectly scalloned edge in colors of pink, blue or yellow, size 64
inches in diameter, each, $1.89. v
Several good de-
Irish and Scotch pattern table cloths and napkins to match.
spiencim quality of pure flax. A beautiful satin finish which -is retained after laundering.
22x22-inch napkins, $6.50 dozen.
24x24-inch napkins, $7.60 doien.
Pattern Table Cloths and Napkins
Heavy weight and made from
tainofl aftftr Inimlorinc Tun
handsome circular designs to select from.
2x2-yard cloth, $6.00 each.
, 2x2 yard cloth, $7.50 each.
2x3-yard cloth, $9.00 each.
Irish Linen Tray Cloths at 25c
Round thread, Irish linen tray cloths, size 18x27 inches, a splendid
quality, with neat hemstitched edge, very special at 25c each.
Hemmed Damask Table Cloths at $2.19
y Size 66x56 Inches. Of extra heavy weight and of Irish manufac
ture. A quality that will give entire satisfaction. Unusual value for
Crash Toweling at 19c
i K 5ulty that will leave no lint. A good absorbing kind, with
colored borders, 18 inches wide, unusual value for 19c a yard.
All white crash toweling, 18 inches wide, at 25c a yard.
manufacture of fine linens. 4
. i ' .
Bath Towels at 25c
Heavy weight bleached bath towels, made of excellent quality
of terry cloth, size 18x40 inches, at $2.85 a dozen or 25e each.
Bath Towels, 40c.
Heavy-weight bleached bath towels that are unusually good
quality, that will give splendid service; size 19x40 inches, $4.25 dos-
en, or 40c each. - i
Huck Towels, $1.95 Dozen.
Of all white huck, in an excellent quality that retains its. pure
whiteness; size 16x32 inches, special at $1.95 dozen.
An Extensive Showing of Beautiful Hand Embroidered
Madeira and Decorative Linens at Prices Much Below Usual
we quote out a tew. An opportune time to select handsome gifts.
Madeira Center Pieces, $2.50
and perfectly hand-scalloped edge, 24
In several neat designs
inches round, at $2.50 each.
c tRoiind Madeira Cloth, $16.95
Size 64 inches, fine quality round thread Irish linen with neat
scilloped edge and handsome designs of solid and eyelet work embroid
ered. Unusual value at $16.95 each.
Round Luncheon Cloth, $7.95
Round Madeira Cloths, $25.00 i
72-inch, , beautiful range of handsome designs.
Fine quality of Irish linen with neat scalloped edges,
at $25.00, $32.50 8j(d $45.00 each.
Luncheon Sets or 13 Pieces. 1
Set consists of halfdozen each, two size doilies
Bnd one center piece. Neat hand-embroidered de
signs, at $7.50 and $8.50 a set. . '
Dresser and Chiffonier Scarfs, $3.50
36, 45 and 64-inch lengths. Pure linen, with per
fectly hand-embroidered designs. Excellent values
St $3.50, $4.50 and $6.00 each.
Madeira Handkerchief and Glove Case, 79c
Good range of handsome designs at 79c, 90c and
36-inch, very attractively hand-embroidered designs, hand-scalloped
edge, $7.95. each. ' " . !
Round Center Pieces, $1.75 . v i
18 and 20 inches. These make a very handsome Vnd Inexpensive
gift, for $1.75 each. , , :
" 1 . raadein
a Pillow Cases. $7.95
Excellent quality of pure Irish linen, with very
effective hand-embroidered ' designs and scalloped
edge. Size 46x36 inches; $7.95 and $8.50 a pair.
x MadeiraTowels, $1.25 and $3.50
Guests as well as large size, hand scalloped edge
and hand-embroidered designs. Splendid quality of
Irish lmen huck, from $1.25 to $3.50 each. (
Madeira Luncheon Napkins, $6.95 '
Very fine quality of Irish linen, perfectly hand
scalloped edge as well as hand-embroidered 'designs
in corners. Unusual values at $6.98. $7.50 and
Co Main Floor
BURGESS-NASH DOWN STAIRS STORE
IN golden. oak finish, lined
with white enamel. A
45-lb. ice capacity; top icer;
A Top-Icer Refrigerator
76-pound ice capacity in golden
oak finish, with nickel trimmings,
white enamel lining, at $19.50.
In the tall style that takes little
room; golden oak finish, lined
with white enamel; 100-lb. ice
capacity, at $23.50.
. Side-icer in three-door style;
golden oak with nickel trimmings.
Three shelves; 75-pound ice cap-"
amy, ac sz3.ao. .
Burte..-Ni.h Co. Down Stli Star
Women's Pumps at Less Than
Vi Price Tuesday
f OOD-fitting, good styles,
VJ good-wearing pumps.
Patent vamp with dull kid quarter;
All patent colt with instep strap;
gun metal Colonial with leather
Louis heels, light weight soles.
White canvas strap pumps
for children. Just the kind
for school and play. Sizes
& to 8, at $1.35; 8V& to
11, at $1.45; lll2 to 2,
Women's Shoes at 69c
Odd pairs of women's
shoes and pumps, small
sizes only, at69c.
BurgwNaah Co. Down Stain StoiV
Children's Slippers, at 69c
Child's strap - slippers,
sizes 1 08, for 69c 1 , , ,
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