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TRb OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY -21, 1918.
i Letters From Nebraska
Soldiers Now in France,
Capt James W. Thompson, former
Omaha postal employe, who is now
"somewhere over there," recently
wrote an interesting letter to As
sistant Po"ster James Woodard
In part it read:
"For a time I was in command of
a battery of light field artillery and
they are splendid men ready and
willing to follow you into the very
jaws of hell, if necessary.
"France is truly a beautiful country
of wonderful resources. The scenery
is a grand and glorious panorama.
"They have 'some' railroad system
over here. The engineer is supreme
boss of the train while in motion
There are no conductors. .They ask
you for your ticket at the epd of your
"Marseilles is a mecca for high
life.. 'Wine, women and song hold
carnival at every turn. It is a sea
port and every nationality is repre
sented. I never saw so many pretty
women as there are here. All dress
in the latest style. But happiness is
missing. Everywhere you see mourn
ers. It is remarkable how these peo
ple bear the burden of sorrow.
"The cheapest thing I found here is
street car fare. It costs 10 centimes,
which is less than 2 cents of our
money. The system is excellent and
we get good service. Prices of all
commodities are within reason, con-'
sidering wartime conditions.
"The health of our army is excel
lent. The men are well fed and well
cared for. "
"It takes mail from Omaha just a
month to reach us. One of my men
received 31 letters this morning, so I
gave him a day off to celebrate."
Floyd R. Danner, a former Gibbon
(Neb.) young man, writing to his par
ents from "somewhere in France," re
lated the following in a letter, dated
"I suppose you are interested in
this little 'social gathering over here.
It wouldn't be telling any secret to
say that we have been close enough
to it to see things explode that are
a few sizes larger than fire crackers.
"I hauled away what was left of a
poor devil's home the other day
just a few pieces of broken furniture
and some clothes blown to shreds. He
left his house the evening before dur
ing an air raid to find a cellar for his
wife and children and a few minutes
later he came back to find his house
blown to atoms and his wife and two
"I wonder how the people in Ameri
ca would like to have 'kultur' like this
brought home to them. Do you think
there would be so many pacifists?"
Leonard Leacock, formerly of Syra
cuse, Neb., now in the front line
trenches of France, in a letter to his
parents, tells how it feels to go "over
the top." He wrote:
"I am all right today, but didn't ex
pect that much luck yesterday. I was
on Liaison detail at the front and went
'over the top' with the. infantry, the
doughboys. Captain gave us a rifle
and said 'go to it' and we went. Part
of the Liaison detail pulled the red
cart and the rest of us had riffes. The
red cart was for striking telephone
wires to keep up communications with
"Guess I got a few of the weinies."
They certainly did holler 'kamerad'
when they saw the bayonets. Despite
the fact thai the Germans made it
hot for us with their artillery, we
gained our objective."
Miss Hope Richardson, daughter
of -Mrv and Mrs. George Richardson,
Lisco,' Neb., is in France on active
duty a? a nurse. She recently wrote
the following letter to her parents:
"We are , still waiting orders to
move up towards the front. At pres
ent am taking care of a general in the
"We are at Tours now, about 75
miles southwest of Paris. It is a
beautiful old town and locality. On
first arrival in France we were at
Angers. There is another big battle
on now and we are expecting more
"More magazines arrived today
five packages of them. You were
good to send them. The boys as well
as the nurses are enjoying them. I
sent a box to their Y. M. room
some to ours and some over here to
the home. There is much good read
ing to be had from them all.
"The country here is lovely so
many nowers and every tree has Us
blossoms trees of many different
"This is Decoration day. An Amer
ican parade marched from head
quarters to the cemetery headed by'
a military band. There were mili
tary services. I have just returned.
At the cemetery the services were
beautiful and impressive. About 500
of our men in khaki marched. There
was music and addresses by French
and. American generals. After the
bugler sounded taps "and the volley
was fired over the graves, three Amer
ican planes sailed over, their occu
pants dropping flowers on the graves
of our boys as they passed. Never
have I seen anything more impres
sive. You can't imagine how proud
we feel of . our boys. They are the
best thing to look at over here."
George Eoff, now in a rest camp
in England, recently wrote a letter
to his parents in Central City, Neb.,
in which he narrated the following:
"The English people seem like they
are rather easy going, but they give
us a good hand all along .the way.
They are glad to see the Yanks com
ing. It is hard for the people at home
to realize the drain the last four years
of war has been on France and Eng
land. When we got off of the ship
at port I heard a bell ring and I said,
"Well, boys, here comes the milk
wagon." Soorta shrill whistle sound
ed, and a scenic railway engine came
into view drawing a string of box
cars about the size of an American
wheel-barrow. The passenger cars
are small and built light, their road
bedsore good,' if not better than in
the U. .S.
"I never realized that there was
?uch a beautiful spot on the globe as
the territory we passed through yes
terday. Everything green, every inch
it the soil tilled, laid off in plats, in
tersected by hedge fenqes. At this
time of the year they hardly have four
hours of darkness; was reading the
paper at 9:45 last evening. The coast
of England is very rugged and pic
turesque, and we were more than glad
to see the outline of the British Isles
loom up on the horizon."
Another Nebraska lad is in England
in the service of Uncle Sara. He is
Joe Brehm, a well known Harvard
(Neb.) boy. A letter written by him
was recenty received by his parents.
In part, it was as follows:
"Well, I have time to send you a
letter now. I am still feeling fine and
enjoyed the trip. We have traveled a
long ways. Seems like we are almost
around the world. Liked the trip
across, but did get sick a little but not
as bad as I expected. Wewere not in
any danger coming over. -The way
they bring us over is pretty safe. I
was glad to get my feet on land. This
country is sure pretty. Flowers, rocks
and hills. But the buildings are all
funny. See lots of soldiers here.
"Did you get my last letter in .the
U. S. You can figure out about how
long we have been gone and I guess
we never lost any time comingr We
find the weather cool here and lots of
rain Pastures and trees and every
thing are fine. They raise everything
here, but we haven't seen a corn field.
Houses covered with grass (the roofs)
They are old ones I guess.
Soldiers Observe Fast of
Tisha Be-ab in Army Camps
Tisha Be-ab, the day of mourning
of the Jews in exile, was observed
yesterday in all of the army canton
ments in this country, under the
auspicies of the Jewish Welfare board.
United States army and navy. This
annual fast and lamentation for the
destruction of Jerusalem took on a
new significance this year in view of
the fact that a. Jewish battalion is
now fighting to free Palestine and a
British commission is working on
plans for its restoration.
The fast of Tisha Be-ab is widely
observed .by the orthodox because
of the triple tragedy that befell the
Jewish people on the ninth day of the
month of Ab. On this date, 2,504
years ago, the city of Jerusalem was
captured, the temple destroyed and
the Babylonian captivity began. Six
and one-half centuries later, Jeru
salem fell to Titus, the Roman con
queror, on the ninth of Ab. The last
despairing effort of the Jews to save
themselves from the yoke of Rome
failed when the rebellion of Bar
Kochba ended in a massacre on the
ninth of Ab 60 years later.
Only Farmers Allowed 1p
Exchange Whsat for Flour
Farmers who 'raise wheat will be
the only persons allowed to exchange
wheat for flour, according to a ruling
of the food administration.
The food administration holds that
an exchange of wheat for flour is per
missable for a supply sufficient to last
until October 1. However, it will be
on the basis that the farmer has pur
chased, or has on hand pound for
pound of substitutes and that he will
agree to use such substitutes. The
exchange is based upon family re
quirements and at the ratio of eight
pounds of flour and an equal quantity
of substitutes per month for each
person in the family.
The farmer seeking to make the ex
change must furnish proof to the mil
ler that he raised the wheat so offered
Beef Once a Day Limit
Under Present Rulings
Harry Keen, chairman of the beef
eating committee, is getting a line on
the beef eating gormands and the first
thing they knew they will be brought
before a federal commissioner.
Mr. Keen wants it distinctly under
stood that there has been no change
in the rules pertaining to the eating
of beef. Fresh beef may be legally
served once a day and no oftener.
The noon meal is the time when fresh
beef goes onto the menu.
As Mr. Keen puts it. "To eat beef
rat more than one meal daily is to aid
the kaiser, at the same time depriv
ing the boys in the trenches of their
Kansas City Officer Here
For Alleged Auto Robber
James McDcrmott of the Kansas
City detective force, arriving in Oma
ha Friday, will take Jonas Barrett and
Jim Douglas to Kansas City, Satur
day. The two boys are charged with
the theft of a Buick roadster, owned
by Ben G Hyde of Kansas City.
Barrett was the boy shot through
both legs by a garage man, when
caught attempting to steal an automo
bile in Omaha Sunday morning
Douglas, who was with Barrett, es
caped, but was arrested later by the
police. - v
The WoVId-Herald't Comment
on the Dode Honest Election
law was: "The greatest step to
ward good government that
was ever undertaken in Oma-ha."--.Voto
for N. P. DODGE
Ship Eggs Safely by Parcel Post
In Diamond Parcel
Post Egg Carrier
Thousands of people are buying
fresh from the farm eggs direct
from the farmers, and receiving
them safely at their own doors, in
Diamond Parcel Post Egg. Car
riers; made in sizes, 1 to 8 dozen.
Can be used repeatedly; light
weight, strong construction. Or
der from your dealer.
Manufactured by -
DIAMOND BOX MFG. CO.,"
Thess conta'ners can be ourehased from
Carpenter Paper Co Distributors.
High and Low
Prices That Bid
' You Buy Liberally
- The Summer weather is
at its height and you
- will want Footwear like
this for weeks to come.
When you can pur
chase footwear like this
for these prices it is a
White Canvas Boots,
"Red Cross" and other well
known makes, turn and welt
soles, high and low heels.
White Canvas Pumps
Several styles, plain and colo
nial; turn soles or welted soles,
all sizes, values from $5.50 to
Women's Tan and
Black Oxfords, at $4.95
Fine black kidskin, tan calf and
mahogany color calf, welted
soles, Cuban and Louis heels,
widths AA to D, sizes, 2 to 7.
Main Floor Rear
Gerard's Great Book, "My Four Years in Germany," on Sale Here, 75c
Little prices on these fas
cinating Laces and Em
broidery that are Just
what Fashion favors and
what you will require for
45-inch Net Flouncing,
ruffled and tucked effects,
of fine Brussels Net, for en
tire dresses. Very special,
$1.98 a yard.
42-inch Organdie Em
broidery Flouncings, 27-inch
Imported Swiss Embroidery
Flouncing; very pretty pat
terns and fine needlework;
69c a yard.
Camisole Val Points, Van
Dyke points with beading
tops; shadow and Filet pat
terns; very special,
19c a yard.
Fancy Wash Laces, round
and diamond Mesh Vals. All
Linen Cluny Bands, ecru
only. Cotton Cluny and
Torchon Edges and Inser
tions; worth 10c,
5c a yard.
Beautiful Blouses (DQ Q
Worth to $16.50 tf)i.OU
THESE ARE "E-X-Q-U-I-S-I-T-E-S"-the highest type of daintiness and
loveliness that we are showing right now, at anything like this price
New Georgette Crepe, dainty Voile and Dimity, also Organdie.
This is all new merchandise, just purchased in New York and
at this price these Blouses are very exceptional values.
White, Flesh, Maize, Rose,
Peach, Gray, Navy, Beige.
New Round Neck Blouses and the newest Fichus.
Lace Trimmed and Hand Embroidered.
Several Hundred ,
300 Persian Tub Silk
flounces, n e ai 1 y.
tucked, a good full
skirt, made by the
highest class petti- .
covering up some
materials that usually
sell in petticoats at'
$4, special at.. $1.98 '
250 High Grade Silk .
Petticoats of heavy
Jersey Silk, plain col
ors, Taffeta, change
able Taffeta, striped
Taffeta, or combina
tions, including a lot
of high priced sample
petticoats in all im
made to sell at $5.00
and $6.00, special
at ...... ... $3.90
' Second Floor
That Were $25 to $35
A word to the wise is sufficient
nowoman will want to miss
an opportunity to ODiain a suit
that she can wear not only right
now for traveling and vacation,
but well into the Fall especially
when she is asked to pay little
more than half in some instances
and much less than half in
Serges, Shepherd Checks, Trico-
tines. Also Taffeta, Silk
and Sport Suits
Be among the first to arrive here
on Monday morning.
Second Floor 4 - ,
These summer comforts
you can get here now at
very small cost.
Porch Swings, that were tip
to $40.00, now $25.00
A Porch Swing, khaki mattress
and spring,, $10.00
Swing Standard, that ' has
been $8.00, now ....$6.60
Porch , Hammocks, to close
oat 99c and $1.98
And Excellent Offers
Window Shades, odds, and
ends on rollers, ....... 89c
Fancy Scrims, that are worth
.to 69c, special 29c
Cretonnes, clearance of a fine
lot, at, a yard 89e
Made - Up Draperies
and Curtains . .
Odd lots now to go at LESS
THN HALF PRICE.
V Third Floor
vv I i t if ir v r i f
DRESS GINGHAMS, plaids checks and stripes, ayard 86c
SILK FINISHED POPLINS, good assortment plain shades.. 29c
36 INCH PERCALE, light and dark colors, special, a yard 29e
FANCY PRINTED DRESS POPLINS, 36 inches wide, yard.. 19c
36 INCH WHITE SKIRTING, (genuine Wamsutta make)
50c value... 29c
FANCY PRINTED DRESS VOILE, neat figures on white
and tinted grounds, special, a yard 19c
REMNANTS WASH GOODS, assorted long useful lengths.. 19c
MILL REMNANTS OF WHITE MARQUISETTE Atfb
VOILE, special, yard , . t 15C
38 AND 40 INCH FANCY PRINTED VOILES, all new
1918 styles; sheer and crisp; tape edge; 50c valuet yard, 25c
Full bleached Turkish Bath
Towels, hemmed ends.... 25c
Huck Hand Towels, hemmed
ends, birdseye weave 10c
Extra quality full bleached
Turkish Towels, fancy.... 39c
Mill Seconds of Turkish
Bath Towels, full bleached,
with fancy borders, in pink,
blues and yellow helio; fine
weave; hemmed ends; slight
mill imperfections. Worth
75c and 89c.
Colored Wash Goods
40 INCH PRINTED AND WOVEN VOILES, in Btoipea,
dots and plaids, worth up to 49c, special, yard. ........ .25
PRINTED FLAXONS, white grounds, floral designs,
stripes and solid colors, regularly 26c, special, a yard.... 18c
BROCADED SILKS, in white and tan grounds, for draper-
ies and kimonos, very special, yard..... 19
JAPANESE CREPE, In pretty colored stripe combina
tions; for children's rompers, men's shirts, ladies dresses,
etc., 27 inches wide, special, a yard.. ....SSe
MERCERIZED POPLIN, extra heavy quality, dark colon
for early fall wear; children's school dresses, etc 27
inches wide, special, a yard , ...48e
36 INCH PETER PAN, all wanted plain shades, fast
' colors; for dresses, foundations, etc., special, a yard. 49c
At Lowest Prices
"Singer" five drawer. .$40.00
One four drawer $38.00
One four drawer $35.00
One four drawer $30.00
One four drawer $28.00
One four drawer ...... $20.00
These Used Machines
Two fairly good Sewing Ma
chines .... $5j00 and $15.00
Main Floor, rear.
Bath Room Fixtures
79c RFSSirl 79c
A very fortunate purchase of vjry high grade nickel , plated
brass Bathroom Fixtures, enab'es us to offer them to you at a
fraction of their real worth. The patterns are up-to-date and
finish of the very finest GET YOUR SHARE OF THEM.
18 and 24 inch Glass Towel Bars, 5-8 diameter.
18, 24 and 30 inch Heavy Nickel Plated Towel Bars.
18-inch Glass Shelves, with nickel plated brackets.
Toilet-Paper Holders, exceptionally well finished,
""umbler Holders for the bathroom in four patterns.
Tub Soap Dishes, a very unusual offering of these.
Wall Soap Dishes; at this price they are exceptional.
Bath Sprays, no bathroom should be without one.
White Enamel Tub Seats that will fit any bath tub.
h , ,Victrola, M
K $97.00 JQ
Good .music be
longs in every
homp and the
Puts It There, v
Our stock is complete.
Our terms Ire easy.
$22.50 to $395.00
Main Floor, ompeian Room