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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 13, 1918
PUBLIC TO FIGHT
Manning Says Little Good
Would Result fron) Closing
Town Unless Others
The quickest and most effectual
method of ridding Omaha of influ
tnza is to inaugurate a campaign of
This is what Health Commissioner
Manning told the Associated Retail
ers of the citv at a meetinir Thurs-
, day afternoon in the rooms of Sec
retary J. W. Metcalfe.
Health Commissioner Manning
loia the retailres it would do little
permanent good to put on the lid
and close up the town. This, he
said would be beneficial if every
city, town and community would
adopt the tight closing plan. How
ever, so long as such a rule was not
applied elsewhere the disease could
not be kept out of Omaha.
"There must be co-operation
among the merchants," asserted the
health commissioneY, "and if the
disease is to be eradicated, they
must all work together." He urged
that they impress upon their patrons
the idea of early shopping and see
to it that as much as possible of the
trading is done during the morning
Urges Early Opening.
Opening the stores early in the
morning and spreading the trade
sver the entire day, the commission
er believes, would prevent large
crowds at any one time and con
sequently would materially help to
prevent the spreading of the disease.
It was recommended that there be a
limit placed on the number of per
sona rifling on elevators and it was
urged that people be encouraged to
walk down stairs instead of riding
The matter of the best method
of encouraging early shopping was
refeired to the dry goods committee.
It will meet in the office of Secre
tary Metcalfe, room 733 Brandeis
building, this morning and submit
The Associated Retailers resolved
that beginning Monday, December
16, and continuing to and including
December 24, stores of members will
be kept open until 9 o'clock each
Retailers of Kansas City, where a
street railway strike is now on, wrote
tr Secretary Metcalfe asking how
merchants of Omaha, handled the
situation. He informed them that
here the merchants placed autonioo
biles and auto busses at the dispos
al of the public, bringing citizens
down town and returning them to
their homes, free, or making only
a minimum charge for the service.
The retailers went on record with a
resolution endorsing the proposi
tion of Mayor Smith looking to the
establishment of a city market house
in some convenient down town lo
cation. Venizelos Arrives at Pari3.
Paris, Dec.' 12. Premier 'Veme
los who will head the Greek dele
gation to the peace congress, arriv
8d in Paris today. He was accom
panied by Foreign Minister Politis.
Is Filling Rapidly
Never have we seen such
a demand for this wonderful
Omaha Doctors Coining
Money Off People's Misery
City Health Commissioner Manning is aroused against exorbi
tant charges being made by some Omaha doctors for services in
the influenza epidemic. A woman called him up Thursday morn
ing and said she was anxious to have the vaccine treatment for
prevention of pneumonia, but the doctor was going to charge
"Some of the doctors, who are getting plenty of practice for the
first time in their lives in the present Spanish influenza crisis, are
proving themselves nothing but human vultures," he declared.
"Now here's a fellow trying to charge $10 for the vaccine treat
ment. We give them this vaccine for nothing. We made it and
did so to try to do something to curb the epidemic and then they
try to profiteer otT of it. Think of doing a thing like that at a
time like the present, coining the miseries of the people into
"I'm going after those fellows if they don't stop it. They are
a disgrace to the profession. I might even publish their names if
it goes any farther."
DOCTORS FAIL TO
AGREE ON MEANS
TO PREVENT FLU
Wearing of Mask and Ban on
Public Gatherings Ridi
culed by Detroit Health
Chicago, Dec. 12. Instead of a
definite program for fighting influ
enza outbreaks, the American Pub
lic Health association adjourned late
today, giving copies to each of the
health officers attending the annual
meeting of all the medical and scien
tific data presented during four
days and nights of discussion.
"The variouj communities for
which we are working will know
that we have at hand the best avail
able information science has yet
discovered concerning the disease,"
said Dr. Charles J. Hastings, of
Toronto, Canada, the retiring pres
ident, "but we cannot expect to
draw up a definite program for com
batting influenza epidemics when we
see so wide a divergence of opinion
among medical authorities as has
been shown here."
The organization of a federal de
partment of health, and the com
bining of various semi-public and
private associations interested in
various phases of public health
movements was tuged in an addre-.s
by Dr. George E. Vincent, head of
the Rockefeller foundation.
Health Commissioner Dr. J. W.
Inches of Detroit led the argument
against closed public meetings,
fchools, theaters tul stores. He
ridiculed the use of the mask as not
a feasible measure in large cities.
On the other hand, Dr. J. A.
Heyne of Charleston, S. C; Dr. M.
T. Flannigan of Richmond. Va.; Dr.
W. R. Stokes of Baltimore and Dr.
W. E. Moore of Sioux Falls, S. I).,
held that closing public meetings in
rural districts is efficacious.
Dr. W. H. Park of the committee"
on vaccines said in that report the
disease was due to an undetermined
organism, and the dominating va
riety of the organism differs accord
ing to various localities. His report
condemned the indiscriminate use of
"ftock vaccine" and held that the
vaccine should be used only in con
trolled cases until its efficacy could
j be established. He admitted that the
' most generally used form of vaccine
; offered some protection against the
' secondary stages of influenza, but
iittle against the mild form of the
' disease, and added that the vaccine
rrenerally had not been used until
' the peak of the disease, thus proving
Frederick L. Hoffman of Newark,
T. J., reporting for the committee on
ital statistics, said nearly 400$00
had died in this country the last
three months and that they were
diiefly men between 20 and 40 years
Files Suit for $lj00
Due for Year's Work
Upon Fine Iowa Farm
The high price of farm help
was glimpsed in a district court
filing yesterday. M. Matthews
sued Walter Bowen for , $1,500
which he alleged was due him on
a contract for the season's work
on the Bowen farm located in
Neola township. Matthews says
the written contract was for $75
a month and a bonus of $100 af
ter a year. The contract also
provided the free use of a dwell
ing on the farm, one-half the pro
duct of 100 hens, a butchered hog
in the spring and another in the
autumn in addition to other food
supplies which were to pay Mat
thews for boarding threshing
j crews and other help at rush per-
Eases Stiff Joints.
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lyptus Tree Stops Inflamma
tion ana ram ai usee.
Model IV Price, $25.00
If you are not to be
15th aad Harney.
334 .Broadway, Council Bluffs
You folk with muscle pains, aching
Joints, eold in tht shoulders or back, stilt
neck ona touch ot wonderful "Ulypto
Ointment" will give you soothing;, instant
relief. There's no mustard oil or mustardy
odor. It contains the magic essence of
the eucalyptus tree.
It produces remarkable results also on
stiff joints, rheumatic pains, neuralgia,
chest cold, catarrh, nose stoppage, piles,
earache, and on any inflammation and con
gestion. Hunt the wide world over
there's nothing known as quick, glorious
and soothing as "Uypto Ointment." Sold at
all drug stores np-to-date, in S5e and 60e
jars, or sent on receipt of price by the
MacMillan Chemical Co., Falls City. Neb.
Get the drop on that coughtake
"Ulypto Cough Drops," Se everywhere.
For sale and recommended in Omaha by
Sherman McConitell's 5 Stores, Merritt
Drug Stores, Bra Win Drug Co., Dundee
Pharmacy. Green's PharmacyAdt,
WILL MAKE MANY
IN STOCK YARDS
Hog Immunizing Plant to Be
Installed; Work on New
Pens Will Start at
Tlie directors of the Union Stock
yards have announced in detail the
plans for improvements in the yards
during 1919, for which the stock
holders of the company appropriated
.1250,000 at their annual meeting
The question of a new exchange
huilding will be deferred until a
year or so after the war in order
to make improvements that are
needed at once, according to Gsneral
Manager Everett Buckingham.
These will include the completion
of the work now under way at the
west end of the yards. In addition
to 100 cattle pens there will be
built 12 or IS large holding pens
southwest of the yards on Thirty
A new division, including about
100 pens and 15 or 20 chutes for
loading and unloading, will be be
built north of the L street viaduct.
Work on this division will be start
ed at once so that the pens will
be ready for use August 1.
An immunizinz plant will be in
stalled at the Avest end of the hog
yards, which will meet all federal
and state requirements and provide
ihe market with first-class immuniz
New trackage will be added to
facilitate the movement of live stock
and dead freight. The present track
age will be rearranged to give more
The material needed for the im
provements has been ordered and
work will begin in the early spring.
Mother, Daughter and
Son Die of Flu; Father
and Two Sons Are Idle
John Bugher, 4612 South Thirty
fifth street, is ill in the home of a
neighbor with tuberculosis of the
throat, his son George, 10 years of
age, is ill with influenza and his
daughter Clara, 5 years of age, is in
the Nicholas Senn hospital with the
same disease. Early Thursday
morning Mrs. Bugher died of Span
ish influenza and funeral arrange
ments are pending the arrival of
Mrs. Bugher s relatives from Staple
The Bughers' stroke of hard luck
began Thanksgiving when the en
tire family was stricken with the
influenza. Mr. Bugher recovered
sufficiently to care for his family
and was obliged to remain at home
to nurse them instead of going to
his work at the packing house. De
cember 5, Bertha, the oldest daugh
ter, died of influenza and two days
later, Earl, the youngest son, died
of the same disease. Mr. Bugher
has only recently regained the use
of his voice.
South Side Brevities
The funeral of Mrs. A. C. Carlson will
be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
In Brewer's chapel, with Interment in
Graceland Park cemetery. The Rev. R. L.
Wheeler will have charge ot the service.
Martin Cunningham and son. Leonard
of Colome, 8. D.. are ill with Influenza at
the home of Police Sergeant J. H. Carey.
4542 South Seventeenth street, whom they
stopped to visit for a few days on their
way to Mission, Tex.
Mrs. Emma Collins, with her two chil
dren, who formerly lived at 3018 W street,
left Wednesday for Los Angeles, where
they will make their future home. Mrs.
Collins is a sister-in-law of Justice-elect,
Mrs. Agusta Schulx, 73 years of age,
died In her home, 30(2 Q street, Tuesday
evening;. The funeral will be held Satur
day afterr.oon at 1:30 o'clock in tho Ger
man Lutheran church, with Interment In
Craceland Park cemetery. Mrs. Schuls Is
survived by three sons, Hall, Theodore
Omaha Men Condemn Use of
Lights Without Dimmers
Resolutions were passed condem
ning the practice of automobile
' drivers of Omaha, in driving their
! cars at night without proper lenses
to reduce the flaring lights, at tne
regular meeting of the Omaha Local
Council No. 27 of the National Safe
ty Council, held Wednesday evening.
They also call attention to the fact
that a number of drivers use but
A letter was addressed to Com
missioner Ringer, suggesting that he
get in touch with the police of St.
Louis in regard to the work which
has been done along; these lines in
MISS ROSE SOMMER, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Sommer
614 Park Avenue, died at noon
Thursday after a brief Illness. Fun
eral services, which are private, will
be held Friday at 2: JO o'clock In
Hoffmann's chapel, Rabbi Frederick
Cohn in charge. Interment will be
in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The far
ily request that no flowers be sent.
Besides her parents, the deceased is
survived by a sister. Helen and a
1 brother. Max.
STAGE ALL SET
FOR RED GROSS
ROLL CALL HERE
Buttons and Cards Are Being
Sent to Captains Who Will
Solicit Members Next
Everything is in readiness for the
big Christmas roll caH next week.
This roll call is an effort on the
part of the Red Cross to obtain
universal membership throughout
the United States.
S. S. Caldwell, 'vice president of
the committee and in activec harge
of the men's committees througout
the city, is up to his eyes at present
in getting the packages of buttons
and cards delivered to the various
Mrs. F. W. Judson, in charge of
the women's committees, is doing
the same thing with her captains
throughout the city.
The committee of the roll call to
day received the following telegram
from F. W. Judson, chairman of the
"Christmas roll call next week is
a nation-wide movement and every
Red Cross organization in America
is conducting similar campaigns dur
ing this period. With the war over
and Christmas spirit prevailing, we
believe every man, woman and child
will become a 1919 member at this
time. The Red Cross has an im
portant future work to perform, not
only in Europe, but in civilian relief
in this country, and this work can
only reach the highest efficiency
with a large membership. The roll
call is not a campaign for money, but
for dollar memberships. We feci
certain that Omaha and Nebraska
will again reflect their patriotism
with large membership on January 1.
A universal membership report at
this time secured under conditions
existing in Omaha at present will
create nation-wide favorable com
ment." Mr. Caldwell wants any chairman
or captain who does not receive his
supplies in ample time to call him at
Third Trial in Wood Suit
Against Railroad Begins
The third trial in the $100,000
damage suit brought by John R.
Wood against the Chicago & Mil
waukee railroad for the loss of both
legs in an accident in the Council
Bluffs yards, opened in Judge Es
telle's court Thursday. The jury
disagreed in two previous trials.
Two men were excused from jury
service because they expressed the
belief no man could suffer damages
to the extent of $100,000.
The accident in which Wood is
said to have been knocked down by
a swinging car door occurred nearly
two years ago.
Castelar School Teacher
Dies Victim of Influenza
Myrtle E. Busk, 29 years of age,
died at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Busk, 3412 Haw
thorne avenue, of influenza Thurs
day morning. She was employed
as a teacher in the eighth grade of
the Castelar school.
Miss Busk is a graduate of the
Omaha High school, University of
Nebraska and Wellesley college.
Funeral services wit be hed at the
home Saturday afternoon at 1
May Establish Nebraska
Camp in El Dorado Forest
An Iowa and Nebraska camp has
been suggested in El Dorado na
tional forest, for the many people
from these states who visit the for
est each year. Pioneers in the first
gold rush of El Dorado county came
Brief City News
Lighting Fixtures Burjess-Granden
Have Root Print It Beacon Press.
Correction on Advertisement
The Omaha Stationery company's
ad In The Sunday Bee should have
read 307-9 South 17th street.
C. F. Hauso Has the "Flu"
Charles F. Hause, president of the
Charles F. Hause Manufacturing
company, is ill with the "flu" at
Mrs. Carey Home From Hospital.
Mrs. Frank J. Carey and small son
Richard have recovered from their
recent illness and returned to their
home from St. Joseph's hospital.
Women Got Jobs The woman's
section of the united employment
bureau placed 24 women in positions
Monday and 19 on Tuesday, accord
ing to Miss Kathleen O'Brien, in
New Commissioner Here Dan
Swanson of Fremont, who, after
January 1, will have the title of com
missioner of public lands and build
lngs for Nebraska, is spending a few
days in Omaha.
Eastern Star Meeting. Fontenelle
Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star,
will hold its regular business meet
ing at the chapter rooms Friday
evening, December 13, followed by
the special program arranged for
by the men of the chapter.
Fine fireplace goods at Sunderland's.
Recruiting for Marine
Corps Resumed in Omaha
The important part which the
Marine corps will take in protecting
American interests in the unsettled
countries which have taken part in
the world war will require a per
manent Marine corps personnel of
about twice pre-war strength.
Recruiting has recently been re
sumed at the Kansas City, Mo, and
Omaha, recruiting offices on the old
basis of four-year enlistments. It
is not any longer necessary to in
duct men through the local draft
boards as their calls have all been
conceited and records closed.
Mrs. Geo. Wilcox to Spend
Winter With Daughter
Mrs, George A. Wilcox of Omaha,
has gone to Placerville, Cal., where
she will spend the winter with her
daughter, Mrs. Ethel Wilcox-Lies-er.ring.
Mrs. .Liesenring has just
received word from her husband,
Captain Liesenring, who is with the
American expeditionary forces in
France, that he is recovering from an
attack of influenza. Captain Lie
senring formerly lived in Omaha.
"Gets-It" tor Corns
World Has Never Known Its Equal,
"What will get rid of my com?" The
answer has been made by millions there's
only one corn-remover that you can bank
on, that's absolutely certain, that makes
any corn on earth peel right off like a
Corn-Pain Is E&tedth Corn b Doomed!
banana skin and that's magic "Gets-It."
Tight shoes and dancing even when you
have a corn need not disturb you if you
apply a few drops of "Gets-It" on the corn
or callus. You want a corn-peeler, not a
corn-fooler. You don't have to fool with
corns you peel them right off with your
fingers by using "Gets-It." Cutting makes
corns grow and bleed. Why use irritating
salves or make a bundle of your toe with
tape or bandages T Why putter and still
have the corn? Use "Gets-It" your corn
pain is over, the corn is "goner" lure as
the sun rises.
"Gets-It," the guaranteed, money-back
corn-remover, the only sure way, costs but
a trifle at any drug store. M'f'd by E. Law
rence & Co., Chicago, 111. Sold in Omaha
and recommended as the world's best corn
remedy by. Sherman A McConnell Drug
Jo.'s stores. Adv.
To that boy of yours give something "real."
He's, no longer in the toy age. He wants
something that will give a chance for him
to develop that building instinct which
comes to every lad.
It will be a pleasure to show you the many
beautiful and serviceable gifts that we are
A Few Suggestions
James Morton & Son Co.
"The Hardware People"
1511-13 Dodga St.
UHe Ciristmas Store for 6veryodtf
Thursday, Dec 12, 1918 STORE NEWS FOR FRIDAY
Phone Douglas 2100
Burgess -Nash Choral Club
BEGINNING Saturday and continuing throughout the Christ
mas season, the Burgess-Nash Choral Club, composed of
some 30 mixed voices, will sing Christmas Carols from the bal
cony of the Main Floor, every noon at 12:15.
Everyone is cordially invited to be present and enjoy these special exercises.
7 he Big Downstairs Store Is Also
A "Christmas Store tor Everybody"
IT OFFERS you especially good assortments of merchandise of a prac
tical, serviceable character desirable for gifts or for your own per
sonal use. This merchandise is priced extremely low for Friday's sale.
Dozens of Beautif ul Gold Lace
Hats Placed on Sale Friday at
THE most popular hats at this season of the year are
the dainty gold lace affairs, which we offer Fri
day at this ridiculously low price. A large variety of
styles to select from.
A limited number of smartly trimmed hats will be
sold at this price as a special Friday feature. Many
different styles and colors to select from..
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Store.
A large variety of
silks in many pat
terns and beautiful
colors to select
from, a yard
Men's khaki hand
kerchiefs on sale at
a very low price,
while they last,
ted scarfs and
caps to match,
on sale in Milli
nery Section, a
First short dresses!
of fine nainsook,
yoke or Bishop
69c, 89c, $1.15
One of the largest lots
we ever offered, in three
groups, 69c, 89c and SI. 15.
Practically every style in
gifts, for chil
dren aged 1 to
4 years, special,
Sale of Men's 2 -Piece
Rock" and "San
i t a r y" garments.
Fleece lined, me
dium weight. On
sale one day only,
at 95c a garment.
3 for $1.00
A great assortment
in silk, fiber, satin
and poplin. Straight
and flowing end,
large selection of
patterns and colors,
35c each, 'or 3 for
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Store.
Dainty and Practical
made of An
ders o n gingham
and percale in
plaids, stripes and
Straight and belted
styles wi th organdie
pique and self material
collars; both light and
Although slightly im
perfect, the values are
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Store
Slightly soiled, in
clude s Shetland
floss, Vicuna, Teaz
el and German
town; at, a ball. . .
1 2 inches high. ;
Make splendid ;
Christmas gifts ;j
special, each . .,'
Many styles of
celluloid bag tops
to select from.
Specially priced j
for Friday, each'
thread silk boot
hose, seamless foot,
white, black and
Women' 8 Hose
hose for women,
and priced extra
Odd lots of chil-
J , ' 3 '
ureri a mercerized
and fiber hose
on sale Friday,
at, a pair
Specials for the
$3.95 to $6.95
Made of good quality fabrics
in neat patterns, latest styles,
for ages 6 to 17. Extra pair
pants with each suit.
Boys' knickerbocker pants,
made of wool, mixtures, with
taped seams, cut full and
roomy; sizes 5 to 16; special
Friday, while they last, at 79c
For boys, ages 12 to 16.
Made of blue denim of heavy
weight. Very special for one
day only. Only 2 pairs to each
customer, 75c a pair.
Burgeas-Nash Co. Downstairs Store.
A Big Clear away of Women9 s
A N OPPORTUNITY to
Belect from a large
lot of novelty and staple
style shoes, which are
samples, at less than one
half regular price.
An immense line of slip
pers for men, women and
children to select from, in
cluding felt, quilted sateen
and comfy boudoir slippers
in all colors. Prices range
from 98c to $2.95.
These prices are special for Friday.
Burgtts-Nash Co. Downstairs Store.
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