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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1918.
Conducted by Ella Fleishman
BUSINESS at the canteen is a bit
dull these day. With new
military orderi the enlisted
' men are not allowed the freedom of
; the conteen except at certain hours
' and consequently trade it not as
';. brisk as in days gone by. Faithful
!; workers, however, still remain at
the little eatery, ready to serve any
t stray man in uniform who may find
; his way in during the course of the
day. Knitting has occupied the idle
moments of the canteeners for some
I time, but with the war really over,
t the amber needles do not fascinate
as they once did.
f, A little group of pretty society
i girls who work Thursday after
Si noons have fottnd it very conven
? ient to bring a deck of cards for
the long counter makes an ideal
place for a bridge game. A peep
through the windows on Nearly any
oi these crisp afternoons will dis
1 close to view an interested grcnjp
' waiting for someone to "bid" and
. ,ii .:: t . U. ...
-inciueniaiiy, waiting iui iiuus
man in khaki.
i Alma Mater club "of Holy Family
v parish will hold its annual Thanjcs
S giving card party and dance 'aMt$
; hall at Eighteenth and Izard
streets, Monday evening. . Poultry
prizes will be given to tthe winners.
Victory club of Our Lady of
f Lourdes - parish will entertain at
cards Tuesday evening at the par
' ish house at Thirty-second avenue
"x and Francis streets.
!' For Mrs. Winter.
' Mrs. M. D. Cameron entertained
at a most delightful tea at her home
this afternoon in honor of Mrs.
! Thomas G. Winter of Minneapolis.
Yellow chrysantemums and shaded
lights were used throughput the
rooms and on the tea table and the
'invited guests included Mrs. Addi
t son E. Sheldon of Lincolrt. state
" president: ex-presidents 1 of the
' Omaha Woman's club, members of
I the state committee and general
. federation officers.
Mrs. Draper Smith entertained in
- formally at dinner Sunday at the
Fontenelle in Mrs. Winter's honor.
; v Mrs. Winter was also honoree at
; an informal supper party Sunday
' evening at the Fontenelle given by
' Dr. Jennie Cal'fas.
For Miss Phipps f . ,
Colonel and Mrs: Jacob W. ; S.
. Wuest entertained very informally
at tea at Colonel Wuest's quarters,
Sunday aft- rnoon in honor of Miss
Dorothy Phipps of Denver, the gues'
:- of Lt. and Mrs. Edwin Kasseler.
Numerous other affairs had been
planned for this charming guest, but
' as she expects to leave for her home,
Tuesday or Wednesday, the parties
had to be cancelled.
A movie party at the Strand Sun-
day evening, included Messrs. and
Mesdames C. T. Kountze, A. L.
Omaha Girl First Chosen for Work
Abroad by Jewish Welfare Board
Reed, Mrs. F. A. Nash and Mr. C.
I 11, ,
j Orpheum Parties. ' ' ;
I A party of nine guests will be en
t tertained at ths Orpheum this eve-
ning by C. L. Farnsworth, S. E.
Clarke and E. H. Howland will have
ivlrs. E. H. Wood, who has been
visiting friends in Omaha, left Sun
day for Lincoln to spend Thanks-
giving. Mrs. Wood will leave Fri
day for Long Beach, Cal., where
she will spend the winter. '
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lehman
have"taken an apartment at the
Blackstone for the winter.
Mrs. G. W. Megeath returned
, Friday evening from Chicago.
Miss Florence Lake, Red Cross
canteen worker, landed in Genoa,
Italy, November 18, and is new en
! route to Paris, according to a mes
sage received by her parents.
- A son was born Sunday to Mr.
' ind Mrs. Arthur W. Fltzpatrick, ;
Miss Mabel Hall, who has been ill
with Spanish influenza, has recov-
Mrs. Irving Benolken arrived
home Sunday evening from Rich
ards . Landing, to spend the winter
with her parents, Bishop and Mrs.
rthur L. Williams.. - ' '
Many companies lirrtft Insurance
on women to those engaged in gain
ful occupations, and the enormous
'' Increase in the numbers of these,
many of them at. high salaries, has
greatly increased the insurance pos-
A CHILD DOESN'T
LAUGH AND PLAY
If pevish, feverish and tick,
,'. give "California Syrup
, of Fig.."
' . i m
. S '
Mother I Your child isn't naturally
cross and peevish. See if tongue is
coated; this is a sure sign its little
' stomach, liver and bowels need a
:leansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, full
of cold, breath bad, throat sore,
doesn't eat, sleep or act naturally,
has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, re
member, a gentle liver and bowel
cleansing should always be the first
Nothing equals "California Syrup
- f Figs" for children's ills; give a
. teaspoonful, and in a few hours all
the foul waste,' sour bile and fer
menting: food which is clogged in
' the bowels passes out of the system
and you have a well and playful
child again. All children love this
harmless, delicious "fruit laxative,"
and it never fails to effect a good
"inside" cleansing. Directions for
: babies, children of all ages . and
frown-ups are plainly on the bottle.
Keep it handy in your home. A
little given today saves a sick child
tomorrow, but get the gtenuin?. Ask
your druggist for a bottle of "Cali
fornia Syrup of Figs,'? then look
, and see that it is made by the "Cali
fornia Fiz Syrun Company." Adv.
Miss Minnie Rabinowitz, 2201
Cass street, has been accepted by
the Jewish Welfare board for over
seas service. She is one of the first
women in the United States re
cruited for this work. The move
ment to enlist Jewish women is of
Miss Rabinowitz. who is the
daughter of Mrs. Bertha Rabin
owitz, has made application for
her passports. On receipt, she
leaves for New York, where she will
undergo a course of training for
overseas workers in Barnard col
lege. Her appointment comes
through Colonel iHarrv Cutler of
Providence, R. I., chairman of the
Jewish Welfare board. .
Miss Rabinowitz Is the first over
sea worker sponsored by B'nai B'rith
woman s auxiliary, which raised
funds or this purpose at its recent
war bejiefit dance at the Auditorium.
Th proceeds were $2,500, which en
able the organization to finance ad
ditional workers. Miss Rabinowitz
is employed in the Federal Reserve
Canteen Corps Will Open
, Soldiers' Rest Room
in Union Station
An emergency and rest room is
to; be installed in the Union sta
tion so that the Red Cross canteen
service may better care for the
sick and wounded soldiers who
will pass through Omaha. This
announcement was made today by
Mrs. Luther L. Kountze, comman
dant of the Omaha canteen corps.
The room where cots will be in
stalled and in connection with which
refreshments, : music, books, maga
zines and othere entertainment will
be provided is made possible bv W.
M. Jeffers of the Union Pacific on
the request of Central division.
The rest room will be open day
and night. The information desk
in the station will remain as usual,
the night hours to be combined with
the jest rooms.
"Canteen work will be continued
until all the boys are brought back
from overseas and all the men re:
turned from camps," said Mrs.
Ccntral division has requested
that the station be kept decorated
in patriotic and festive attire and
that everything possible be done
to give the boys a joyful welcome
1 1 I
Noted Women at Defense
Council Meeting N
A galaxy of prominent women
speakers were present at the wom
en's Council of Defense luncheon
given this noon at the Fontenelle in
honor of Mrs. Thomas G. Winter of
Minneapolis, chairman of the Min
nesota Council pi Defense and vice
president of the General Federation
of Women's Clubs.
Two others of national note were
Miss Lutie Stearns of Milwaukee,
well-known suffrage campaigner and
chairman of library extension for
the General Federation!, and Mrs.
Arthur Gleason of New York, over
seas war worker now recruiting for
the Y. M. C. A. Miss Stearns is en
route home from the state meeting
Miss Sarka Hrbkova, chairman of
the Nebraska Defense Council and
Mrs. A. E. Sheldon of Lincolnpres
ident of the1 Nebraska Federation of
Women's Clubs, were also present
at the luncheon.
Mayor Smith, Mrs. ifr. D. Cam
eron and Mrs. A. L. Fernald gave
Red Cross Notes
Two young women have been rec
ommended by Central Division for
hospital hut work overseas, Eliza
beth Lyon Mailalieu of Lincoln and
Laura Ellen Matthews of Council
.Miss ' Florence Lake, canteen
worker, sailed November 20 on the
S. S. Valore-Guiseppe-rVerde for
Genoa Italy. "
In reply to numerous inquiries
state Red Cross issues the statement
that only surgical dressings in the
making will be completed and no
new work of this sort will be begun.
'The Red Cross army hospital
committee issues an appeal for vic
trola records, books and magazines
for the Fort Omaha and Fort Crook
vof Victor Records Has
Scores of Big Hits
FRENCH WAR CROSS WAS
Upon 15 Americans for gallantry, one
year ago today, November 26. 1917.
Find a Frenchman. .
: TE8TERD1T8 AXSWEB
The December list of "best sell
ers' among Victor records marks
a new departure by the Victor com
pany from its established precedent
of issuing new records on the first of
the month only.
In the list are scores of successes,
songs and instrumental selections
that have made a big hit throughout
the country. As for instance, one
record contains "The Last Long
Mile" a rattling goo'd marching song
on one side and "K-K-K-Katy" one
of the greatest hits of the year, on
I the reverse side.
t There is a new record by Caruso,
the master tenor, entitled ' Cantique
de Noel." Alma Gluck sings the old
immortal favorite, "Carry Me Back
to Ole Virginny." John McCormick
is there with "Adeste Fideles" (Oh,
, Come All Ye Faithful.) Victor Her
bert's orchestra "plays a new and
i stirringmedley of patriotic songs,
land there ars special beautiful
Christmas numbers, opera selections
folk songs and war songs ana bits
of musical sentiment that make it a
i remarkably attractive and well-balanced
list well worthy of the Victor.
"The Phantom Army" ,
The Machine Gun Nest.
(Billy Belgium and Peggy, aided by Oo
llckety Leaves, travel In their toy airplane
to France to aid Bill and Ben Dalton, who
are reported by Carrie and Homer Pigeon
to be aurrounded by Germans.)
THE forest toward which the air
plane was driving covered a
range of high hills. Looking
down, Peggy saw that the woods
were pitted here and there by large
holes. In these holes strange crea
tures were crawling about. With a
little Shock she awakened to the fact
that these crawling creatures were
Soldiers Soldiers wearing gas
masks and fighting with rifles and
machine guns. Whether they were
Americans or Germans she could not
make out. The woods seemed to be
swarming with fighters ready to
pounce upon and destroy any army
that might dare attack them.
"There's a shell hole at the top of
the hill. Ben and Bill are there. Dive
into it,", cried Homer Pigeon,
(The sun was blinding Billy Bel
gium, who was heading strajght for
the east, but presently he saw a
large cavity away up on the hill and
down he sped into it, while bullets
whistled all about them.
As the' airplane landed, Carrie and
Homer Pigeori' gave sharp gasps of
fear and quickly hid themselves be
hind an amunition box.
"You've made an awful mistake,"
whispered Homer Pigeon, "You've
landed right in a German machine
Billy and Peggy were struck with
dismay at this news. Sure enough,
when they peeked around the
corner of the ammunition box they
could see that the hole was held by
a dozen soldiers in steel-grey uni
forms. There could be no mistaking
their nationality after one look at
"Get into the airplane again,"
whispered Billy in reply, "We'll hus
tle right out of this. 4 '
"We'd be shot the instant we rose
into the air," answered Homer Pig
eon. "These Germans bang away
at every messenger pigeon they see..
We have not been n.ade invisable
by Golickity Leaves like ,you and
Princess Peggy. We are caught in
a trap. We'll have to wait , until
"And by dark Ben and Bill may
be dead," whispered Carrie Pigeon.
"They are in a trap just like this,"
explained Homer Pigeon. "Before
the American army advanced two
days ago, Ben and Bill scouted on
ahead in the night to gain an obser
vation post at the top of this hill so
they could direct the gun-fire. They
took some of the messenger Pigeons
with them to carry back messages.
"They got to th,e top of the hill in
th. dark all right, but in the morn
ing found that the Germans were
hidden all around them in dozens of
By Wadiworth Camp.
"You've landed right in a German
machine gun Jiest.
machine gun nests, waiting to mow
down the Americans.
"Ben and Bill sent back word by
us messenger Pigeons tejling abotrt
this trap, and so the American army
fooled the Sermans and did not at
tack the woods.
"Ben and Bill by their daring
saved their comrades from being
killed by the machine guns, but now
they are in danger of being killed
themselves, as the Germans have
discovered their presence and are
firing on them all the time. The
boys have been out of food since
last night and have only 'a little wa
ter. Their ammunition is running
low too, and the Germans may rush
them any minute."
"Poor boys how can we save
them?" exclaimed Peggy.
"That's what we want to know,
answered Homer Pigeon. "Ybu've
always been able to help when help
was needed and now it's needed
mighty badly." ' "
Billy and Peggy looked at each
other. Here was a problem that
seemed beyond them. How could
they, solve it when American soldiers
Billy and Peggy looked around
the shell hole. Up at the edges were
crouched the Germans, rifles in hand
waiting for a chance to take a shot
at Ben and Bill. Near the top was
a vicious looking machine gun.
As Billy's eyes took in the situa
tion, his lips began to move,
"Golickity tall, Golickity fast,
J3h when it comes fall why sum
mer is past."
The spell worked at once. Billy
Peggy grew to their own sizes and
then went on, on, up till they were
as big as the soldiers. That is what
Billy had wished as he said the
words of the charm. '
"We're going to give those Huns
the surprise of their lives," whisper
ed Billy, creeping forward toward
the Germans. Peggy, not knowing
what was going to happen, but ready
to help, kept close beide them.
(Tomorrow will be deaorlbed daring
attack Peggy and Billy make upon the
Because of the absence of men in
the service the young women stu
dents of Fairrflount college. Wichi
ta, have undertaken the task of get
ting out the official weekly college
Reports from the principal cities
of Texas show that women are now
replacing men in nearly all the
stores and business houses.
HowellsUelivers Himself to the
For a long time no one spoke
The bodv of Silas Blackburn had
been alone in a locked room, yet be
fore their eyes it lay, turned on its
side, as if to inform them of the
fashion of, this murder. The tiny
hole at the base of the brain, the
bloodstain on the nillow, which the
head had concealed, offered their
mute and ghastly testimony.
Doctor Groom was the firs to
relax. He raised his great, hairy
hand to the bedpost and grasped it
His rumbling voice lacked its usual
authority. It vibrated with a child
"I'm reminded that it isn't the first
time there's been blood from
manls head on that pillow."
"What do you mean?" the detec
tive snarled. "There's only one an
swer to this. There must have jeen
a mechanical nost-mortem reaction."
For a moment Doctor Groom's
lauch filled the old room. It ceased
abruptly. He shook his head.
"Don't be a fool, Mr. Policeman
At tho most conservative estimate
this man has been dead more than
13 hours. Even a few instants after
death the human body is incapable
of anv such reaction. '
, "What then?" the detective asked.
"Some one of us. or one of the ser
vants, must have overcome the locks
again and deliberately disturbed the
body. That must be so, but I don t
get the motive."
"It isn't so," Doctor Groom an
Already the detective had to a
Iaie extent controlled his bewilder
ment. "I'd like vour theory then,' he
said drvlv. "You and Mr. Paredes
have both been gossiping about the
supernatural. When you first came
vou hinted dark things. You said
he'd probably died waht the world
would call a natural death.'
"I meant," the doctor answered,
"only that Mr. Blackburn's heart
might have failed under the impulse
of a, sudden fright in this room. I
also said, you remember, that the
room was nasty and unhealthy.
Plenty of people have remarked it
before me." .
Graham touched the detectives
"A little while ago you admitted
yours.'f that the room was uncom
Doctor Groom smiled. The de
tective faced him with a fierce bel
ligerency. "You'll agree he was murdered.
"Certainly, if you wish to call it
that. But I ask for '.e sharp instru
ment that caused death. -I want( to
know how, while Blackburn lay on
his back, it was inserted through the
bed, the springs, the mattress, and
the pillow. , 1
"What are you di ving at?
Doctor Groom pointed to the dead
BARBER GIVES RECIPE
FOR 6 RAY HAIR
TelU How to Make a Home-Made
Gray Hair Remedy.
Mr. A. E. O'Brien, who has been
a barDer in iNew iur. viuy i
ninnv vears. made the following
statement: "Gray, streaked or faded
Vinir ran be immediately made
black, brown or light brown, which
ever shade you desire, by the use of
the following remedy that you can
make at home:
"Merely get a small box of Orlex
powder at any drug store. It costs
very little and no extras to buy. Dis
solve it in Tfater and comb it
through the hair. Full directions for
mixing and use come in each box.
"You need not hesitate to use Or
lex, as a J100.00 gold bond comes In
each box guaranteeing the user that
Orlex powder does not contain sil
ver, lead, zinc, sulphur, mercury,
aniline, coal-tar products or their
"It does not rub off, Is not sticky
or gummy and leaves the hair
fluffy. It will make a gray haired
person look twenty years younger."
Pint Bottles of MILK
''Ten thousand pint bottles of milk every day at noon pass the
lips of boiler-makers, riveter and all the many tradesmen
-who are working in the shipyards at Seattle. These 10,000
bottles are sold one by one to husky, healthy men whose work
exacts a heavy toll of physical strength, and these workers
find milk put 'pep' and vigor into them."
"If all mothers followed the admonition to buy a quart of milk
a day for every member of the family andref used to give them
tea or coffee or beer, there would be fewer undernourished
children and fewer people suffering from organic diseases."
Dr. McCollum eays: "Milk is just as necessary in the diet of
the adult as in that of the growing child," and no better au
thority on the subject of nutrition can be found than Dr. E. V.
With freah egg retailing at 70 cents a dozen and the cold storage variety at about 50 cents makes it
a- good time to consider that there U as much protein food value in a quart of good milk a there is
in eight eggs, and her ia Omaha you cm have sweet, clean, fresh pasteurized milk delivered to
your door for practically 14 cent a quart. j
Alamito Dairy Co.
Phone Douglas 409
Phone Council Bluffs 205
'I merely repeat that it isn't the
first time that pillow's been stained
from unusual wounds in the head.
Being, as you call it, a trifle super
stitious, I merely ask if the coin
cidence is significant."
Katherine cried out. Bobby, in
spite of his knowledge that sooner
or later he would be arrested for his
grandfather's murder, stepped fo--w-ird,
"I know what you mean, doctor."
"Anybody," the doctor said,
"who's ever heard of this house
knows wha: I mean. We needn't
t. Ik about that."
The detective, however, was in
sistent. Paredes in his unemotional
way expressed an equal curiosity.
Bobby and Katherine had been
frightened as children by the stories
clustering about the old wing. They
nodded from time to time while the
doctor held them in the desolate
room with the dead man, speaking
of the other deaths it had sheltered.
Silas Blackburn's great, grandfa
ther, he told the detective, had been
carried to that bed from a revolu
tionary skirmish with a bullet at the
base of his brain. For many hours
he had raved deliriously, fighting
unsuccessfully against the final si
lence. "It has been a legend in ffie fam
ily, as these young people will tell
you, that Blackburns die hard, and
there are those who believe that
people who die hard leave something
behind them something that clings
to the physical surroundings of their
suffering. If it was only that one
case! But it goes on and on. Silas
Blackburn's father for instance,
killed himself here. He had lost !iis
money in silly speculations. He
stood where you stand, detective,
and blew his brains out. He fell
over and lay where his son lies, his
head on that pillow. Silas Black
burn was a money grubber. He
started with nothing but this prop
erty, and he made a fortune, but
even he nad enough imagination to
lock this room up Aim one more
death of the kind. It was this girl's
father. You were too young, Kath
erine, to remember it, but I took
care of him. ( I saw it. He was car
ried here after he had been struck
at the back of the head in a polo
match. He died, too, fighting hard.
Godl How the man suffered. He
loosened his bandages toward the
end. When I got here thepill w
was redder than it is today. It
strikes me as curious that the first
time the room has been slept in
since then it should harbor a death
behind locked doors from a wound
i: the head."
Paredes's fingers were restless, as
' ' j missed his customary cigarette.
The detective strolled to the win
dow. "Very interesting," he said. "Ex
tremely interesting for old wo-ncn
and young children. You may
classify yourself, doctor."
"Thtanks," the doctor rumbled.
"I'll wait until you've tolc me how
these doors were entered, how that
wound was made, how this body
turned on its side in an empty
The detective glanced at Bobby.
His voice lacked confidence.
"I'll do my best. I'll even try to
tell you why the murderer came back
this afternoon to disturb his victim."
Bobby went, curiously convinced
that the doctor had had the better
of the argument.
For a moment Katherine, Graham
Paredes, and he were alone in the
' "God knows what it was," Graha.n
sail, "but it may mean something
to you, Bobby. Tell us carefully,
Katherine, about the sounds that
came to you across the court."
"It was just what I heard last
night when he died," she answered.
"It was like something falling softly,
then a long-drawn sigh. I tried to
pay no attention. I fought it. 1
didn't call at first. But I couldn't
keep quiet. I knew we had to go
to that room. It never occurred to
me that the detective or the coroner
mifiht be there moving around."
"You were alone up there?"
"I think so."
"No," Bobby said. "I was in my
"V ' at were you doing?" Graham
"I was asleep. Kathcrine's call
woke me up."
"Asleep " Taredes echoed. "And
she didn't call at once "
He broke off. Bobby grasped his
"What are you trying to do?"
"I'm sorry," Paredes said. "Now,
really, you mustn't think of that. I
shouldn't have spoken. I'm more in
clined to agree with the doctor's
theory, impossible as it seems.," '
"Yesterday," Katherine said, "I
would have thought it impossible.
After last night and just now I'm
not so sure. I 1 wish the doctor
were right. It would clear you,
"Do you think any jury would
listen to such a theory?"
IB v rr, jyi
I V H .
Innumerable medicinal Drod
ucts are sold in the form of
plain white tablets. Plain
white tablets are sometimes offered when
Aspirin is called for.
Don't boy in the dark look for the Bayer Cross
every time you buy Aspirin Tablets or Capsules.
It aoDetrs on everv label and onth tMhint.ir
It li placed there for your additional protection, so thai
you may be sure that you are receiving geauino Aspirin,
TfcaMt-mit "AipMa" (R,f. U. S. M. Of.lt, I rmrantn thai tht momcttlad
M MMcructcM la Um ubMsud capnln U ol the nllaMa Btya i
Boyer-TabMs ' Aspirin
Th, DajttrCran fB'&gRViirCiiitwofAirity
So hereafter all three brands
of VRIGLEYS will be wrapped
in pink paper and hermetically
sealed in wax.
Look for YRIGLEY5 in the
pink -end packages and take
your choice of the same
three popular flavors.
Be sure to
Flavor Lasts !
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