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THE BEE; OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1918
WILL HELP FILL
Gigantic Order Placed for Mea
to Feed Amerisan Sol
diers Fighting Across
Omaha is to have a large part in
filling the largest meat contract ever
let in history, according to word re
ceived at the South Side packing
plants from Chicago.
The' contract is for 99,560,000
. pounds of bacon and 134,000,000
pounds of canned meats. This order
has rust been placed by the quarter
master's department of the United
States army for the use of the army
An idea of the size of this order
may be obtained from the comment
of Louis F. Swift upon it.
"The order will take the bacon
from approximately 1,900,004 hogs," he
said, "and it would be equal to the
total bacon production of the five
largest packers for five weeks. How
ever, the rilling of this contract cov
ers a period of six months.
"At the current prices of the day,
last week, when the purchase was
made, the packers would pay the live
stock producers about $80,000,000 for
the necessary hogs and over $50,000,-
OUU for about 900.000 cattle' required,
"The cattle will . cost us twice as
much, and the hoes two and one
half times as much as in the pre-war
"The whole order will be made up
before the first of the year, despite
the fact that, even before this pur
chase, one-fourth of the packers' fa
cilities have been devoted to filling
"In order to get out the canned
goods the packers will find it neces
sary to employ night and day shifts
of canners. Notwithstanding the fact
that the products are being rushed
forward thus hurriedly, not a single
complaint has been received on meats
delivered to the armies abroad.
"The packers are now killing about
360,000 hogs weekly to keep abreast
ot martial and domestic needs.
Lithuanian Leader Will
Talk on War Relief Work
Dr. John Szlupas, Lithuanian lead
er ot bcranton, ra., who recently re
turned from studying conditions in
Lithuania, will speak Thursday night
at 7:jU at the bouth Side Lithuanian
settlement, Thirty-sixth and U
streets. He will speak on war relief
and topics of interest to his compatri'
Dr. Szlupas was part of a year in
Lithuania where he assisted in the re
lief work. He also traveled in Rus
sta and Siberia. After a visit to
Sweden, Dr. Szlupas directed the re
lief work among Lithuanian prisoners
in Germany. He is now spreading
the message of independence in
America and relating the atrocities of
Red Cross Units Will
Take Month's Vacation
Red Cross units working in the
South Side public library will take a
month s vacation. Work will begin
again September 2. During the last
three weeks the women have com
pleted alterations on 500 army shirts.
South Side Brevities
W hava a limited supply of Illinois coal,
with no possible chance to get any more.
Phone ua your order for next winter's sup
ply before too late. Phone South 33, Hard
ing Coal company.
Telephone South 100 and order ease of
Oma or Lacatonade the healthful, refreshing
Home Beverage, delivered to your residence.
Omaha Beverage Co.
The savings department of the Live Htock
National bank, 24th and N, regard a sav
ings account as a aaored trust to be
Government protection, 4 per cent Inter
est, and uniform courtesy to all, are at
tracting careful depositors to the savings
department of the Live Stock National
Circus Has Its Own Big
Electric Light Plant
Today electricity is one of the re
markable features of the Ringling
brothers' circus. It is not "billed"
as part of the program yet it is here,
there and everywhere about the
grounds. The great tents that are to
be pitched here Wednesday, August
7 at Twentieth and Paul streets, are
equipped with their own power plant,
self-contained and portable, and each
night they are a revelation in resplen
dent electric illumination.
Six 25-ampere spotlights are used
for the great stage on which the
mammoth circus spectacle and ballet
'In Days of Old" is presented, and
rows of incandescent lamps are op
srated by the plant, supplementing
the 36 arc lamps in the biggest tent.
The system makes it possible to para
phrase the old simile, "and the lion
md the lamb shall lie down together"
into "the lion and the lamp shall lie
down together," for in each of the
:ircus cages that 'contains wild ani
mals there are two clusters of 32
:andle power lamps, three to a
Instead of the dimly lighted cage
in which the wild beast was seen in
i shadowy outline, asleep, in former
days, the animal now is observed
awake, alert and in every detail and
action identical as by day, a real
uuon to inose wnom necessity or in
jiinauon causes to visit the circus
Picnic at K"ug Park
Employes of Burgess-Nash com
pany enjoyed a picnic at Krug park
last night. Five special streeet cars
and 150 autns wero naA tr !.
happy throng to the pleasure re
sort near Benson. A program of
athletic events was arranged The
lollowinar were winners of prizes
Men's 60-yard race, M. 3. Copeland.
Burnasco girls' race. Gladys Stanley
Sack race, Harold Welckenant.
, Ladles' rr race. Ansruata Miner
Cock fight (between men In make-up
iwBicig), narry tjnaaer.
Ladies' quiet contest, Mary Thomas,
first; Eva Cheano. second
t.ushefs contest, Alex Brlx. first; Har
old Welckenant, second, . -. . .
Bnej City News
.Elec Fans, $8. Burgeaa-Grm.nden Co.
Have Root Print It New Beacon
Republican Voters at the primary,
August J 0 th, vote for N. P. Podge for
Office, for Dunn Thomas F. Dunn
has been appointed as assistant In
spector of weights and measures for
Telephone Ruling City council
formally ordered that Omaha and
South Omaha telephone subscribers
shall be printed in-a consolidated list.
Purse Missing A purse containing
$14.25, was lost by Carroll Corliss,
8139 Mason street, somewhere be
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets
on Harney, Tuesday afternoon.
Sidney Powell at Camp Johnson
Sidney Powell, Omaha boy, is now at
Camp Johnson, Fla., where he has
been assigned to duties in the quar
T?otlirrta frnm TVIn I? a vtnnra
general secretary of the Omaha
Younsr Men's Christian inrlatlnn.
has returned from his vacation. He
visited in New York City and other
has been awarded a divorce from
Charles J. Fltzpatriek by Judge Red-
ick. sne received her maiden name
of Helen Kellv. She had alleered
cruelty and nonsupport
Seeks Divorce Wil la M. Parker
alleges nonsupport as the basis of
her suit for divorce against Louis
Parker. She asks the custody of
their three children, $13.60 per week
alimony, the furniture and ha;- maid
en name of Willa King.
Sues for Divorce Ruzena Kocenda
has filed suit for divorce against Ja
cob Kocenda on the grounds that he
has treated her with extreme cruel
ty, that he has threatened her and
her children with bodily harm and
that he has ordered them to leave
Lieutenant Enjrelnmn in Omaha
Lt. Morton Engelmun Is in Omaha on
a leave of 10 days from Camp Dodge,
where he underwent an appendicitis
operation at the base hospital. He Is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
M. Engelman, 2815 Jackson street.
The operation was successful.
Farmer Taken Sick J. B. Sully, a
farmer living near De Soto, Neb., was
found by a police officer to be serious
ly ill when he alighted from a North
western train at the Webster street
station Tuesday afternoon. A physi
clan was called and ordered the man
taken to Lister hospital, where it was
said he was suffering from a nervous
disorder. His condition is said to be
Fine fireplace goods at Sunderlands'
Judge Scores Procedure
Of Police Department
"Very informal" was the charac
terization of the methods of the city
police department in confining
women in the city detention home,
made Tuesday afternoon by Judge
Redick in denying the application for
the release of Lena Heaton under a
writ of habeas corpus.
Although Judge Redick upheld the
city police department in holding the
Heaton woman for medical treat
ment, he scored the methods of pro
cedure us,e"d by the city in such cases.
He advised the city, represented by
City Attorney Weaver, to see that
written records of commitments to
the home are kept. He said that
since the health commissioner was
held to be within his rights in order
ing a person confined for treatment
f he had smallpox, a similar pro
cedure should be followed in social
diseases, and the city should not pro
ceed under the cumbersome method
of arresting a woman for prostitu
tion and sending her to the deten
tion home for treatment when she
had. been sentenced to a term in jail.
Judge Redick reserved until
Wednesday morning his decision in
the habeas corpus proceedings
brought on behalf of Carma Lynn.
Merchants' Outing to Be
Held at Lakeview Tday
The Omaha Merchants' outing will
be held at Lakeview park Wednesday.
Street car service has been promised
to surpass that of the rush hours of
several attractions will be staged
throughout the evening for the pleas
ure of the merchants and their friends.
Carl Lamp and his harmonists will
serve the music for the hop at the
Douglas County Republican
League Meets Tuesday
The Dmio-las flmintv Rermhlirnn
leaciie. colored mr ar 109 Smith
Fourteenth street, Tuesday night, to
make preparations for the tall cam
paign. Four hundred members were
The league will meet Tuesday
night in the guild room at the St.
Philip's Deacon church, Twenty-first
and Paul streets, in decide what can
didates will be supported at the com
was built to meet ALL the re-
quirements. It gives you abso-
lute protection for your house- t
hold goods at a reasonable cost,
Separate locked' rooms; piano f
rooms; silver vaults, etc. 1
OMAHA VAN I
& STORAGE CO.
Phone Doug. 4163. I
806 So. 16th St. i
Just Apply This Paste
and the Hairs Will Vanish
TriA illH isniii ii a jvf a A a) a inn a
paste insures any woman a clear,
hairless skin. To prepare the paste,
mix a littln nf tha nnurrlorprl rlala-
tone with some water, then apply to
the objectionable hairs for 2 or 3
minutes. When the paste is removed,'
and the skin washed every trace of
hair will have vanished. No pain at
tends the Use nf tha Hplntnno nnrl 1'f
Will not mar tha mnaf aanaitiva alrtn
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dui io insure results, see that vnu.
get real delatone Adv. 1
BOMBS IN BREAD
LEFT BY BOCHES
TO TEMPT BABES
uountess de Bryas Tells of
Germans Forcing French
Orphans to Gather Un
Handkerchiefs were in demand at
the parish house at the First Pres
byterian church Tuesday afternoon,
when Countess Madeline u Rr. .
scribed the sufferings of her people
and the pitiful condition of the French
children, torn from h
ents. Miss Jessie Millard entertained
at noon luncheon ZOO ladies compos
ing the Red Cross circle that meets in
the oarish house, the cruets nf hi n,
being Countess de Bryas and her
sister, Mile, de Bryas, after which
the countess snoke tn th laHi of
the work being done among the
rrcnen reiugees in the devastated
"When I was living near the front
line trenches," said the countess, "I
noticed loaves ot bread one morn
ing following a German retreat. They
were scattered all along the ground.
'Don't touch them,' a French soldier
exclaimed, as I was about to pi;!r
one up. He told me that one hungry
man had taken one of the loaves
home to his starving wife and children
and as soon a thpv startH tn mt
the loaf exploded destroying the
nouse ana killing all the little family.
Pencils, helmets and other artie'es
also concealed explosives.
Babies Gather Bombs.
The pitiful condition of mere babies,
forced by the German officers to
gather unexploded shells from the
battlefield, children whose food con
sists of soup made of water and a
little bread placed in it and who are
so poor and undernourished that they
could scarcely move; little, frightened
babes who have experienced nothing
but brutality for so long that they
shrink in terror from those who are
trying to bring them aid, believing in
nothing but cruelty. Stories of these
little ones told in the countess' sym
pathetic tones, moved, the audience
At the close of the luncheon Coun
tess de Bryas chatted in French with
Henri Hendoe. Relorian r,1H
came to this country after being too
seriously wounded to continue fight
incr and who is at nrccpnt iriin
houseman for Miss Millard.
Before leaving Omaha Countess de
Bryas expects to appoint a chairman
and a permanent committee to aid
in the relief work for the people in
the devastated districts of France.
German Letters Barred!
Washington, July 23. The censor
ship board today ruled that no out
going communication written in Ger
man would be passed hereafter, with
the exception of communications to
prisoners of war.
War Platform Submitted to
N. Y. Democratic Convention
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., July 23.
The resolutions committee of the
democratic state convention in ses
sion here tonight presented a plat
form which among other things en
dorsed the war policies of President
Wilson and declared trongly in fa
vor of equal suffrage for women.
ine piattorm urged United States
senators from New York to support
the federal suffrage amendment and
enumerated IS issues upon which the
democratic campaign this fall will be
The agents of William Randolph
Hearst were active and claimed that
the publisher's chances of success in
the primaries were increasing hourly.
They did not, however, predict that
Mr. Heart would be the convention
McAdoo City Ticket Office
Will Have No New Furniture
A survey of furniture for the con
solidated ticket office is being made
and when the new office is opened in
the Union Pacific building about Sep
tember 1 there will be a conglomera
tion of counters, desks and cases.
The new consolidated ticket office
is to be one of Uncle Sam's adjunct
to the railroad business, and at this
time it is said that he does not feel
disposed to buy a lot of new furniture
and equipment, at least while he has
a lot of the old material on hand. As
a result, it is proposed to use as many
of the old desks, counters, cases and
tables as may be necessary, match
them up as near as possible and make
them do during the continuance ol
Tuesday, July 23, 1918-
STORE NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY-
-Phone Douglas 2100
Modern, fully equipped
Best county seat town in
Western Nebraska; center
of winter wheat district.
Established 5 years.
Sell for less than invoice.
Want to Join U. S. Marines.
DR. GLENN BLISS,
The World-Herald'. Comment
on the Dodge Honest Election
law wast "The greatest step to
wards good government that
was ever undertaken in Oma
""Vote for N. P. DODGE
WEDNESDAY WILL BE
Blouse and Skirt Day
IN THE BIG
DOWN STAIRS STORE
When we offer two special yalues in blouses and wash skirts that will appeal to thrif twice women.
Dainty Lingerie Blouses
THESE are sample waists and the style range is almost
endless, made of lawns, organdies and voiles and
trimmed with laces and embroidery in a world of pretty
effects. Some have large, others roll collars.
It's one of the best values we have offered this season at
the price just the sort of blouse for vacation wear to the
lakes, the mountains or down in the country.
Very special Wednesday at $1.25.
Burfeti-Nssh Co. Down Stain Storo
Women9 s Sport Wash Skirts
A PRICE that's about half the present cost of the material
r used in making. Made of fancy stripe washable materials
with pleated and gathered effects. Some have yoke over hip,
The colors are:
White with blue stripe Tan with blue stripe
White with pink siripe Tan wiih green stripe
wnue wim areen sinve, an imr.h Mnv strino
two or more Wednesday at the price, 98c.
Burtss-Nsh Co. Down Stairs Storo
ON THE SQUARE
At the ELEVATOR WEDNESDAY
Women's Sample Neckwear
Traveler's Samples wonderful values, including collars and
collar and cuff sets, filet lace collars of organdie and pique;
also jabots of organdie and net effects. Very special.
Burgtst-Nash Co. Main Floor.
Women's Envelope Chemise of
Sheer Nainsook at $1.25
"TjAINTILY trimmed with laces .or embroidery
J insertion, embroidered batiste motifs, ribbon-run
headings and finished with lace and em
broidered edges, to match trimmed skirt. ' Sizes
34 to 44.
There's a score or more of exquisite styles from
which to choose and the sale price Wednesday is
extremely low at $1.25.
Burfsss-Nash Co. Soconsl Floor.
I .1 . ' - ; .
The United States Railroad Administration
has established the Western Lines Bureau of
Service; National Parks and Monuments.
The Bureau of Service, through its official re
lation to the Department of the Interior, dis
tributes Government circulars of general
information on National Parks and Monu
ments and answers inquiries about rates and
service to and in the National Parks and
Monuments. All information is given to the
public without charge.
Reduced summer excursion fares, which en
able the public to visit one or more National
Parks and Monuments on a circle tour, are
now in effect to Rocky Mountain and Pacific
For detailed information about any National Park or Na
tional Monument and rail rates thereto, apply to any rail
road ticket agent or write direct to
WESTERN LINES BUREAU,OF SERVICE
226 West Jackson Street ' Chicago, 111.
Old England at Your Door at
THE EMPRESS HOTEL
Quiet lanes picturesque homes a city of gardens
and almost tropical foliage an equable climate
perfect roads for motoring --seaside courses which
make for real golf trout and salmon fishing
perfect service at reasonable rates t a hotel whose
broad verandas give glorious views of the Straits of
San Juan de Fuca. '
Reached via Canadian Pacific Rockies
Only four hours by steamer from Vancouver or
Seattle through land-locked passages.
Get to know Canada better she's your nearest ally.
ASK FOR RESORT TOUR No. s.12
THOS. J. WALL, Gen. Agt. Pass'r. D.pt., Canadian Pacific Railway.
140 South Clark St., Chicago, 111.
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