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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 25. 1918.
Boys in Hospitals at Forts
Crook and Omaha Well
Cared for by Red
Christmas for sick soldiers in the
post hospitals at Fort Crook and
Fort Omaha was provided Tuesday
afternoon by the Red Cross hospital
comforts committee, headed by Mrs.
VV'. S. Wiley. Ice cream and cake,
boxes of candy, nuts, raisins and
fruit and individual utility bags were
provided for each soldier.
The treat best appreciated was the
"letter from home," fur which Mrs.
Wiley's committee had made special
arrangement. Weeks in advance,
'.the committee wrote to the families
of sick soldiers, requesting the letter
to arrive yesterday. The utility bags,
made under the supervision of Mrs.
J, H. Conrad, hang at the head of
each bed. They are containers for
the soldier's toilet articles, station
ery and personal belongings.
Monday, Mrs. Wiley, Mrs. Her
bert Rogers and Mr?. Frank W.
Judson, with the assistance of eight
soldier v.dunfrers decorated the nt
hospitals at Fort Omaha. Mrs. W.
B. Tag and i'is Keiue decorated
Fort Crook with holiday greens. A
lighted Christmas tree was placed in
the corridor of each hospital.
The musical program had to be
abandoned at Fort Omaha but was
given at Fort Crook.
Funston Soldiers Will Be
Discharged at Rapid Rate
With the Union Pacific next week
promises to be a busy one with the
lines operating out of Camp run
ston. Advices from there indicate
that soldiers will he discharged at
the rate of around 1,000 daily. Of
the meii that are to go, a laiyc
number are from Kansas, Nebraski
Missouri, and, as a result, the Uni'vi
Tacihc i not going to jet -he long
According to I'nion Pacific offi
cials, the release of Camp Funsters
soldiers that has been going on
for three weeks, is beginning to he
noticed. Some of the barracks are
nearly deserted, and at no place on
the camp grounds are the buildings
crowded. A considerable number
of men from other points are re
ing brought in to be mustered Out
and sent home, but this number is
nothing like as great as .compared
with the regular camp discharges
Christmas Mail Records in
Omaha Broken This Season
More mail has poured into the
Omaha post office this Christmas
than ever before in its history. Many
tons of parcel post mail has been
rcceivedkcvcry day for several weeks
and yesterday the heaviest lot of
first class mail ever handled here
was received. Hundreds of thous
ands of Christmas cards and Christ
mas letters were mailed Monday
and Tuesday. Every table and
truck and basket and tub in the la:ge
mailing rooms at the post office was
piled high with letters' Scores of
mail sacks, filled to bursting, were
brought to the posj office with every
A shipment of mail and packages
from overseas received here yes
terday and, it looks as though every
one of the 2.000.000 United States
soldiers in France had written to
The Marine's Christmas Gift
"With the compliments of Fritz I left
him at Chateau Thierry."
Sergt. Victor Roos Receives
His Discharge from Army
Victor if. Roos is again "The
Cycle Man" having received an
honorable discharge irnm the U. S.
Army Balloon school at Fort Oma
ha. Mr. Roos enlisted there last
summer and has be'.n serving Un
cle 5am as motor instructor.
In the air service many men are
trained as automobile and motor
cycle mechanics and i:"ivcrs and arc
put through a thorough course of
ins'ruction of fitting them for field
Welfare Board to Give
. Fifty Women Xmas Dinner
A Christmas dinner will be given
Christfnas day at 2 o'clock to the
50 women in the detention home, bv
the Welfare board workers, headed
by Mrs. Dr. Jennie Caltas. Mrs.
Calfas has secured 50 pounds of ttr
!;ey, 30 pour.ds of candy, ".it;-, ap
ples, nuts nopcun and other good
things for the 'Cast.
IN THE DIVORCE COURT.
A divorce petition filed by Stella M.
Griffith alleges that Charles M. Griffith,
mechanic, addicted to outbursts of a
violent temper and has a rnchant.
of breaking furniture and dishes. She
further alleges that her mother-in-law
lived rfl-arby. and criticed her. Mrs. Grif
fith makes this specific cbarne In her pe
tition: "That in April, IMS. the de
fendant told pUntiff ttuit he was in love
with a young lady residing in Oinaha, and
that he Intended to mrary kfr. end urgel
plaintiff to obialn a divorce." She also
charges that she met her husband In a
public thoroughfare with the "young lady."
Griffith has two children by a former mar
riage. He married Mrs. Griffith In Coun
cil Bluffs, January 15, 1913.
The divorce case of Jessie L. against
Dolly Long, has been disposed of by giv
ing the husband a decree and awarding
the custody t two minor children to the
wife. Mr. Long charges his wife with
Refuses to Modify Every
Other Row Order; Strict
Quarantine lHow in
A decree of divorce aud custody of two
minor ehildren have been granted to Char
lotte M. Davey in her action against
George E. Davey.
Sarah E. Petty has been allowed a de.
ere and custody of two minor children.
She charged Albert B. Petty with extreme
Fred Archer haa filed an answer and
erosa-petltlon In reply to Elizabeth Arch
er'a petition 'for a divorce. The husband
chargea his wife with frequenting rlace of
amusement with strange men.
A petition for divorce filed by Iren
against John Golden, alleges that the hus
band pulled his wife's hair and struilt
her. She chargea non-support and as'ns
for a decree and restoration of her former
name, Irene Messick. The Ooldena were
married In St. Lous, May 11. 1115.
' File Cured la 8 to 14 Day
DrnggisU refiind money if PAZO OINT
MENT fails to eure Itching. Blind. Bleed
ing or Protruding piles. Stops Irritatoo,
Soothes and Heals. Yoq can get restful
itceB titer the first application. Price !,
Omaha theater men held a meet
ing yesterday afternoon with Health
Commissioner Manning to urge him
to lift the "every-other-row" order
which, now applies to all theater;.
and moving picture houses.
J hey declared themselves anxious
to do everything possible to he'o
stamp out the epidemic of Spanish
influenza, but they oppose the order
in tne first place because they be
lieve it does no good, and in the
second ph ce because closing oans
have been of no avail in stopping
the epdimeic, they said.
"If closing public places will curb
the epidemic, then let us have every
thing closed up tight, said W. K.
Burrress. Profits, in the minds of
the theatrical men, are a seco idary
consideration to life and health. If
we believed that closing would do
any good, we would want our houses
shut up tight. And if the health
commissi ner believes that every
other row being vacant in a theater
does any good, then why not close
up the stores where enormous
crowds congregate, especially in the
V. R. Byrne pointed out that the:
statistics in New York, Kansas City
and Denver where there have been
no closing orders show that the epi
demic has been no w'orse there than
Manning Remains Firm.
Dr. O. S. Hoffman came with the
theater men and gave it as his opin
ion that the closing order was not
of any material value in curbing the
The theater men were unable to
move Dr. Manning from his posi
tion. They proposed that the "skip
row" rder be lifted on Sundays and
holidays, but Dr. Manning declined
to do even this. They pointed out
that great crowds gather in the
lobbies, waiting to get in and that
thus the cro- ding of people be
cause of the "skip-row" order is
actually increased, rather than di
Dr. Manning said he thought.
from the looks of reports at present
that the order on the theaters may j
lifted soon after the first of the
Tack Up Blue Cords.
Six men went out from the city
health office Tuesday morning to
tack un big, blue quarantine cards
on houses where there is Spanish
influenza in conformity of the order
of the state board c. health taking
"fluj a quarantinable disease with
restrictions as rigid as in the case of
An immediate, effect of the quar
antine order was noted in the big
drop in the number of new cases re
ported to the health office. Up to
noon Tuesday only three new cases
had been reported in place of the
usual 25 to 100.
This bears out the belief of Dr.
Manning that many of the cases
heretofore reported were merely se
"With the rigid quarantine in ef
fect doctors and patients will not call
a sickness Spanish influenza unless
it reallv and truly is," said Dr. Man
ning. Rules of Quarantine.
Leaflets of rules are also beins
distributed by the health department,
reading as follows;
The state board of health has placed In
fluenza on the liat of quarantinable dis
eases. It la the duty of the Omaha health
department to enforce these regulations
to the letter.
The following Instructions are.glren .for
Ail inmates of jur bouse who hare
been In contact with the diseased person
must remain in the house until the quar
antine Is released. The state health de.
I partment requires that no exceptions be
made to this rule.
No person except the doctor and nurse
is allowed to enter or leave the house
while the quarantine sign Is on.
Necessary supplies may be brought to
the house and left outside the door.
Soiled clothes may be Bent to th
laundry If placed In a package covered
Handkerchiefs should not be used 'n
the s'ck room. Guaze or cloths should
be substituted and these should be burned
Inmates of the house other than thoe
necessary to care for the patient should
avoid the sick room.
The health department will release tne
quarantine when the doctor Informs us
that there Is no longer contagion. He
can only do this when there has been uo
fever for four days.
Fumigation is unnecessary.
Any one ylolatlng the provisions of the
quarantine will be fined from J15 to S100.
CITY TO ORDER
OAS MAINS UP
Picture Showing Life in
Navy Reviewed at Rialto
"The Making of a Sailor," an
official navy picture and a pictor
ial record of the navy's wonderful
preparation for its siiare in the
great struggle for the freedom of
the seas, was reviewed yesterday at
the Rialto theater by members of
the local recruiting station and was
greeted as an enthusiastic success
"It is my urgent wish," says En
sign F. G. Condict, of the local re
cruiting station, "tint every parent
having a son in the navy should
see the wonderful training and cere
ful treatment which our boys have
The "Making of a Sailor" is a
wonderful revelation of how Uncle
Sam increased his navy from 65.000
to 525,000 and at the same time pro
vided better facilities and an even
more thorough training for them.
Ask Foreclosure of Lien
on St. Cecilia's Cathedral
George A. Hoagland and William
V. Hoagland. doing a general lum
ber business in the name of George
A. Hoagland and company, have sued
the St. Cecilia's corporation, the Ro
man Catholic Building board.
Charles S. Nelson, A. Schall com
pany and Stull Bros., in the sum of
It is alleged that the amount is
due for goods, wares and merchan
dise delivered to the new cathedral.
The petitioners have asked the dis
trict court to cause a foreclosure on
a mechanic's lien which is said to
be of record.
But Does Not Expect Order to
Be Obeyed; Proceeding is
Simply a Matter of
Corporation Counsel Lambert has
prepared an ordinance which will be
introduced to city council Thurs
day ordering the Omaha Gas com
pany to remove its pipes and other
property from the streets of the city
of Omaha. '
Of course, the company is not ex
pected to obey the order. It is, Mr.
Lambert says, a legal safeguard
against any proceedings by the com
pany toward getting the courts to
rule that it has a right to an exten
sion of its franchise.
Commissioner Butler agreed to
hold up an ordinance he had pre
pared for introduction Tuesday. It
was stated that passage of such an
ordinance might jeopardize the po
sition of the city in tht condemna
tion proceedings " now going on
against the gas company.
Mr. Lambert's ordinance provides
that the city shall "suffer" the con
tinued use of the streets and alleys
by the mains of the gas company on
condition that the company pay 5
cents per thousand feet of gas sold
as a rental of the public "streets and
alleys. This is to take the place of
the royalty the city received of 5
cents per thousand feet until the ex
piration of the company's franchise
Mr. Lambert's ordinance also lim
its the company to the present price
of gas during the condemnation pro
ceedings and until the plant is taken
over by the city.
Simmons Will Head Mission
for Red Cross in Siberia
Washington, Dec. 24 The Ameri
can Red Cross is about to send a
special mission to Siberia to inves
tigate conditions there for the war
council. It will be headed by George
W. Simmons, a St. Louis merchant.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
and HAPPY NEW YEAR
To All of You, Is the Wish of
THE CASH STORE
Closed All Day
Thursday, Dec. 26th, begins our Annual
Year-End Clearance of Women's Ready-to-Wear
Apparel. Watch our windows and ads.
JT PAYS TRY. HAYDEN'S FIRST IT. PAYS.
Omaha Men Stuck in
Snow Storm Between
Omaha and Chicago
The meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce
had to be called off Tuesday on ac
count of the delayed return of the
officials who went to Chicago Sun
day night in conmvtion with the
Trail smissippi congress.
A telegram was i reived just be
fore noon from Commissioner Man
ley at Creston, la., stating. R. C.
Howe, T. C. Byrne, John W. Gam
ble, C. C. George and himself were
delayed on account of snow storms
between here and Uiieago.
The executive committee was ex
pected to meet with Mavor Smith at
noon, when the suite a" of the mu
nicipal arbitration board was to have
MissMolby Comes to Direct
Recreational Work Here
Miss Nora Molby of Nashville
Tcnn., has arrived to direct reci op
tional work for the V. W. C.
Miss Molby is sent by the Xation.t,
War Work council of the assoc a
tion. Association secretaries v.ili
continue their organization work a.
before, Miss Molby to supervise
onlv recreational features. Her work
in Omaha has been hampered so fv j
by the influenza epidemic.
Khaki Boys Wrap Packages
at the Army and Navy Club
The Army and Xuw club was a
busy pljce all week, tor the men .:'
khaki come to t he club to vr.in
their Christn)a packages befote
sending them to "mother" and "the
best giil." Three hundred soldiers
were at the club Sunday.
Arrangements for the canteen
proposed to be installed by the Na
tional League for Woman's Scrvict
are now being considered.
Year End Clearance
Women's Ready to-Wear Outer Apparel
THE CASH STORE
The Apparel Sale Event Supreme
Many Thousand of Dollars Worth of Women's and Misses'
cloth COATS, cioth SUITS, silk DRESSES
Regular Low Cash Prices
$150 Cloth Coats, $75.00
$125 Cloth Coats, $62.50
$98 Cloth Coats, $49.00
$89 Cloth Coats, $44.50
$79 Cloth Coats, $39.50
$65 Cloth Coats, $32.50
$59 Cloth Coats, $29.50
$49 Cloth Coats, $24.50
$39.50 Cloth Coats,$19.75
$35 Cloth Coats, $17.50
A wonderfully broad assortment of the season's
newest styles in all most popular
colorings and materials.
The Stylish Suits j&
At Just Half
$150 Suits, now $75.00
$125 Suits, now $62.50
$98 00 Suits, now $49.00
$79.00 Suits, now $39.50
$65.00 Suits, now $32.50
$49.00 Suits, now $24.50
$39.50 Suits, now $19.75
$29.50 Suits, now $14.75
$25.00 Suits, now $12.50
An Almost unlimited variety of
classy styles for selection.
All Fur Sets, Scarfs j nrr
and Muffs at 4vlf
At Just Half
$98.00 Dresses, now $49.00
$75.00 Dresses, now $37.50
$65.00 Dresses, now $32.50
$59.00 Dresses, now $29.50
$49.00 Dresses, now $24.50
$39.50 Dresses, now $19.75
$35.00 Dresses, now$17.50
$29.50 Dresses, now $14.75
$25.00 Dresses, now $12.50
Elegant designs suitable for all occa
sions, the season's newest ideas and most
All Stylish Stout Suit, y A ff
Coats and Dresses at '4 vll
All Plush Coats at 25 Off
The Fur Coats at 25 Off
A more pleasing assortment of styles, a greater variety of wanted and dependable furs it would be
hard to find,, a quick reduction of stock is the only reason for this general reduction of one-fourth
from regular low price. Space will permit mention of but a few of these splendid Fur Coat Bargains.
$450 Hudson Seal
o inches long, with Beaver,
$425 Hudson Seal
48 inch.s long, with squirrel
cape border and cuffs,
$150 Muskrat Coats
l2, 40 and oO inches long,
$298 Hudson Seal
and Brook Mink Coats,
$275 Silver Seal
$198 Muskrat Coats
45 inches long.
Three Interesting Morning Specials for Thursday
1,000 Taffeta Silk Dress
Skirts, sold up to. $10.00,
Thursdav A. M. at. $5.95
100 Taffeta Silk Dresses,
$15.00 values, Thursdav.
at only $7.50
100 Silk Petticoats, worth
up to $7.50, Thursdav, at
T TRTTRTY ROWnQ Taken a Market Value in Exchange
LjIDUKI I BUlNUd for Merchandise Purchased Here
lit Pays. TRY HAYDEN'S FIRST. It Pays!
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