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THE OMAHA 1 SUNDAY BEE PAGES 17 TO 24.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1J ) , It 71. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , -KAROHSt 0 , 18&8 TWEXTr-FOUB PAGES. SINGLE COPY FtVB CENTS.
ALWAYS THE FIRST HALF A MILLION
TO SHOW NEW STYLES SPR GOODS DOLLARS' WORTH
THIS SPRING WE EXCEL NEW SPRING GOODS
ALL PREVIOUS EFFORTS ON SALE TOMORROW ,
THE FIRST THIS YEAR BUT THE GREATEST AND GRANDEST SALE
SPRING DRESS GOODS , SILKS , TAILOR MADE SUITS , DRESS SKIRT AD WRA
ever placed before the public of the entire west. EMBROIDERY
The completeness of our new spring stock leaves absolutely no room for a wish that
we cannot fulfill Hundreds of varieties now take the place of a former single one SALE.
For this have half million dollars' Wo will open up live
season , we bought over a worth of goods-
of all kinds
Every dollar in it representing not only the latest , most extreme , and best styles , and widths of New Em
kill TliPim and jfrnml nin Ptiltnhle Rloxrg for ore nil mmlp klmln . of of Tren-Ii wenr but also an almost doable value. broideries just arrived , including
such DHKhH amVKS. DIUVINO
OIX > VIH. IVININU . OLOVKH anii for cluding Swiss , jaconet ,
KTUnUT WIAH. : They are In TWO and
c-r.AHi1 , TIIHII : : CI.AHP. rosrini's Douglas nainsook and Hamburg.
LArn HOOK nml roI'll nmt IHUHT
Ilt'TTON HHKUi : , nncl . In nil the staple They will be sold at 3ij ( ,
n Well nit fancy unnilr * They were In-
tcmlcil . tu . roll nt ll.GO , tt.0. J2 CO and and lOcyawi. . worth
t2.fpiilr. Mnmlay we will fell the choice 5c,7-ic
of the ml Ire lot on three bargain tiuires | .
nt CSc pair. JlVIIMDEIS&SOIS , , up to 40c.
\ Newest things In 100 pieces of EVERYTHING NEW IN Great
PURE plaid SILK nnd striped NBW 2Vlj NEW SPRING DRESS GOODS ' GreatSale
TAFfETA in nil filicides , including turquoise , cerise LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS ( ) ! ' OUR
, und yellow , oxtru quality , on sale tvt 75c Purchase
nil now c mblna- ) l)8o ) .
am yurd. OF
$2.50 IMPORTED DRESS GOODS FOR 50c
corlso und turquoise yellow , 75c and 98c yard In this department our cloak buyers have 2500
go on ale tit 85c yd. made special efforts and have secured every
thing new and stylish in Ladies'
250 Imported Dress Goods , 50c. Suits. Beady-Made
Extra special on front bargain square. Having pur
LARGE PLAID SILKS FOR WAISTS chased the sample pieces in full dress lengths from We are Showing Hundreds of New Styles
nnoof the larpost cloth manufacturers , wo will sell
Monday strictly all wool 1-j yards widn broad cloth , Reefer
in ex trn licnvy InfTetas in brown combinations , red combinations , niivy combinations fotorm serge and covert cloth in black , navy , green ,
tan , heliotrope , red and mixed goods , they pro worth
, all choice , direct from the , sale at 08c and $1.2-5 . .
tions goods factory on - yard. over $2.50 yard and every yard guaranteed sound and
In plain taffeta , satin
and perfect , at 50o yard.
98c and $1.25 in duchesHO , brocad $2,98
. Tight Fitting ed grosgrain , figur'd
For Tea GownsDressing Sacks and 3,50
New Brilliantines 25c Yard satin duche satin ,
' . He ,
for Children's wears. Silk Embroi All of the Jackets are silk lined and many
dered French Surges , fill all wool & ' and gros grain skirts 5,00
EXTRA BARGAIN IN 100 pieces new Hrllllantlno of the Jackets and Skirts are silk tafl'eta ,
Novelty Dress Goods , In , 25cFor Covert Cloth , J with Bayadere ef
rough and smooth effects lined. We guarantee the fit of every garment
BLACK BROCADED SILK handsome combinations and 25c All colors , beautiful combi fects. Many silk 7,50
mixed yard guaranteed cheviot , every sound yard and nations , manufactured ta sc ment sold in this department. We show lined throughout ; ,
perfect , on bargain square at for tl.03 , on sale at 43c yari choice and exclusive styles. iniuiy with drop skirts and
Every thread tmro silk , largo figures just the thing for 25C yard billc rulllc. Tliobo skirts 9,98
skirts and otitiro dresis patterns , manufactured to sell all this ' .
nro spring's styles.
ut 7Cc yard , for Monday in Silk dcparment at 40c yard. On sale at $2.08 , J.'I.OU. 85 ,
pieces 100 Dress Goods "I Own Imps $7.50 , $0.1)8 ) r.nd Slfl.i-O. 15,00
1000 PIECES OF 500 Mohair Brillian-
100 pieces new choice granite cloth , tar- tinecheck , and plaid 50
Brocaded Changeable Silk 29c mure cloth , in navy , brown , green and .Cheviot . SKIRTS
' storm on sale at $1.50. . . .
black camel's hair suitings ,
with dark grounds , black and \vhlto combinations , blue
and rod comblnationsnll shades of green combinationsgoods , English reps and full line of large plaids
manufactured to bell ut Olc ! yard on sale at 21)c ) yard and checks. Those are goods that have just arrived from' Pn re wool storm nergo
our own importation , every yard guaranteed perfect , all ' SKIRTS in
of them 1 } yards wide , on special sale at 7oc a yard. LADIES' SILK CAPES and bliu'k. plain brilHanUne navy ,
NEW BLACK ilgured h/llllantino skirt ) ,
Our first sale of Jadies' Silk . . . . . .
Capes , on sale at SU.fiO and $3.1)8. )
PURE SILK GRENADINES trimmed with lace , chiffon , jet and ribbon
iir brocaded and striped effects , goods manu 39c 75c SILK VELOURS FOR 39c bon , silk tail'eta lined , storm serge Skirts
factured to sell at 75c yard , on sale Monday 23 pieces of thosilk velours , in the Bayadoro effects in .all col with apron front- 4
. ors , green , blue , heliotrope and brown. These are fresh now $2.98 $3.9884.98 ami llaytuluin
at 30o . ( r
yard. goods manufactured to soil at 70o a yard on sale at ; ) 'Jc ' a yard. O stripes , on sale ut
800 odds and pairs of f T T | "V T A T T T Q IMMENSE BARGAIN All the Moquette carpet All the velvet carpet Big bargain in two yard Just for
U A1IN IN CARPET RUGS Kugs , yard long , square jute Art Squares a
TAPESTRY W K A O All the ingrain pet rugs , . \ % . , all qualities , at $1.00 each. Great Little
CHENILLE CURTAINS and TABLE COVERS carpet and rugs , all 25c yards long , and all kinds all 50c big enough art squares for a sleeping large SI
of all kinds , all qualities , and all colors , some plain , some yard . . . all qualities. . . . colors room Two cases full standard
tinseled and some extra high class chenille. ard
Another offering of those prints in long Mill
ALL GO E MANY A fresh lot of ready made sheets ] and pillow SHEETS One big bargain lot remnants
AT THE A WORTH Drapery slips. The slips at at25c,29c,39c,49c of fine Scotch
Uniform $1.25 C $7.50 Denim , , , , Gingham 62c
worth 25c , in 5c lit ft each Already hemmed and ready Yard
price of . H A PAIR Mill remnants , for uolt. use. Cheaper than the muslin off at YARD
' CANADA AND THE CANADIANS
lintels and-Obssrvations of a Merry Phil
osopher in the Dominion.
PECULIARITIES OF NORTHERN NEIGHBORS
lCoi'l > Siinitny Very Strictly anil Are
Very IIkeIYV' KiiKliinili'r * lu
Their lilrtiH mul Ilnliltii
1 Trembling , I take my pen hi hand to write
t > f Canada and the Canadians. Not long
ago a great French critic breakfasted in
New York1 , lunched at Philadelphia , dined In
Baltimore and wrote Impressions of the
] ieopo ! of the United States ! Washington.
Having cut a crescent from the corner of
Canada , beginning at Windsor and endieg at
Niagara , and vlco versa , and having had
tlio additional experience of a summer In
Ontario , I ought ( If I had the same ability )
to bo a competent to say what they do and
how they do It In tbo Dominion as the
IVirtslau editor was to write of the people
and things of the United States. ,
It seems to meOut If the "iniprcsiion"
of a traveler is ever of Interest to the avert
ago reader. It mu t bo his first Impression ,
( or , In a little while , we become accustomed
to str&uge tribes , tad their waja are not
impressed at all.
"I tiasteti , " said 'tho eminent Journalist <
bovo referred to , "to write down my Im-
jirejslons. for In a fortnight in a month
they , will be gone. "
I recall now the first thing that attract4
my attention upon entering Canada for the
first time vras that the station employes in
Detroit were singing "After the Hall , " and
that the Canadiin car h > ind who was tapping
Irucka for the Qraud Trunk was humming :
From Greenland's icy -mountains ,
1 From India's coral strands.
Coming back from New York I heard them
iwhletllng the some tune In Duffilo that I
bad heard In Detroit , and at St. Thomas
a man was elnglng softly , as he wrecked
my trunk :
My days are glldlni ; rwlftly by
And t. a pilgrim stranger ,
Would not detain them as they fly
These hour * ol toll and dancer.
r lit w W sot tevt bad r f reace to bU
Job , for he wa taking no moro chances
than I was. He simply sang what was in
his mlud , and I could not help thinking that
these songs were the result of environment.
A Canadian writing In the Canadian maga
zine not long ago said the people of Can
ada were more God-fearing , Saabalh-observ-
fag in phort , they were "holler than we. '
I wish ho had left that for me to have said.
It would look better here , part of It at least ,
than It looked over the signature of a Cana
dian , I dislike to see a man to cock sure of
One Sunday morning while out for the
little run that I always like to take before
sitting to a Ecrmon , I saw a. woman and a
boy seated by the roadside minding their
cows in the grassy lane , and wondered that
they should be there o early , for the sun
v.as Just peeping over the hedge. As I
passed , the woman , placing a finger on the
open page that she was reading , looked up
and frowned on the Sabbath breaking bike
that was as good for me out there lu the
glow and glory of God's morning as the
gretn grass was for her horned cows. She
was reading the bible to her 'boy. An hour
later , when I leaned my wheel against a
tree , my neighbor , who had been reading
ha ! bible under this game tree. roae. stretched
himself and remarked that he would like
nisi to go out Into the country , but the cars
dldut' run Sundays ( he worked hard all the
week ) and ho could not afford a wheel.
It struck we that he had moro sense than
the men who make some of the Canadian
laws. For example , they have a "bread
I by-law" ! ii a lot of Canadian towns that
I says every loaf of bread must weigh two
I pounds , and the result Is that the bakers
haul the bread out of the oven when it 1.3 .
only half cooked for fear of hiving it too
light , for , if It Is , the inspector will coni-
fiscalo the wagon. This law gives the
people good wplght and Indigestion , It's
not my builnna , of course , and I'm not
complaining I don't eat It but I'm wrlUng
Some people argue that the value of
money can't bo Ilxcd bv legislation. These
Canadians could do It. They can make
brcid by law , suppress the Sunday paper and
the poor man's carriage the trolley and
more. They have made a pint 'bottlu hold
nearly a quart. You can empty seven
Kentucky half-pints into It without miking
It fu'I. You can't do that with a Kei > -
They have a vast amount of respect for
the law. After tliotr religion the Canadian
law teers to ho the Canadian' * long null.
cal 1 am only giving tht condensed taatl-
mony of a number of people of the Dominion
when I say they do not trust each other , us
a rule. In a business way , but want It "in
black and white. "
They have that high regard for law that
Is English. A man who respects the law
Is a reasonably safe citizen , but above him
Us the man whose word Is law. Away out
In the hoary hills of the wild , wide west the
lawless west , as It Is sometimes called if
a man said , "I will bo hero at dusk tomor
row to help you open prayer meeting or
hold up the stage , " ho would be there. He
'respected his promise , which is finer a
thousand times thin to (13 a thing because
the law compels you to do' it.
SUPERIOR BANKING LAWS.
Amcng their best laws are the laws gov
erning their banking syetem. Their banks
are as far ahead of ours as'thelr pint bottles
arc. This subject may be dismissed with the
simple but broad statement that Canadian
banks never fall. Two have gone Into liqui
dation here within the past twenty years ,
but the depositors were paid In full. A pres
ident or stockholder is responsible for twice
HB SANG SOFTLY AS HE WRECKED MY TRUNK.
the amount of his stock. With us a man
wilfully wrecks a bank and goes driving in
the park behind the best team in town while
the depositors go to the asylum , to Jail and
to the morgue.
You can buy anthracite coal here as cheap
an you can buy It in Pennsylvania. It costs
50 cento a ton less than it costs In the cap
ital of the country that produces It and the
trust that controls It. A choice cut of beet
ccfita the Canadian a York shilling , 12'/i '
cents , Just half as much Is It costs In a real
live town In the United States.
Two things I have observed in Canadian
towns that are very creditable to the Cana
dians. First , the cozy , cheerful llttlo homes
of poor men , with pretty gables and grass
lawns ; second , the line church buildings , good
schools and splendid public libraries. I put
the homo first , for there begins the educa
tion and religious training' of men anif
women , at a mother's knee , and that brings
mo back to the blb'e. I taw four boys ; oang
men they were coming out of a bit of wood
ono Sunday afternoon , and somehow the
sight reminded me of the groups of negroes
that I used to ECO poking round the Potomac ,
squatting now and then for a quiet
game of "craps , " and I wondered what these
young fellows had been about. The worst
I had accused them of In my mind was of
having been swimming In the Thames , but
when they passed rnc I saw that ono of them
carried a morocco-bound bible under hs ! arm.
Yes , the Canadians as a whole arq good
Christian people , and they "put a power of
stcro by It , " and yet I would not advlso the
stranger to put all his chips on that point.
In England , the servant girl asks how much
beer money you allow. Hero the first ques
tion IB , "How many nights out ? " If you
bay she can't always go to early mass die
crosses herself , or If she be of another faith
sho'll bang her head and sigh , and say she
can't miss Sunday school , and , above all ,
she must go to church Sunday evenings. And
such long services ! Why , sometimes they
won't get home till almost midnight. Hut ,
with all their goodness , many of them do
not scruple to obtain money under false pre
tenses. They pretend to be servants when
they are not. The willing ones are often un
able to boll water without burning It , and the
unwilling onca won't. They are en bad as
A STERN RBALITY.
Winter Is a stern reality hero , but men
who have lived long In this cllmo say they
llko It. In winter they have a "charity"
woodpile , and free wood Id delivered to thoto
who can't buy , an ] BO they l.uow they won't
freeze , and that assurance makes people
about providing ( or themielr . It
ono town an alderman declared that the
man who had the contract to furnish wood
to the poor was giving them rotten birch.
The contractor tued. the alderman. When
the case was tried the alderman proved that
the wood was not only rotten , but that It
was short measure as well.
After all there la very little poverty here.
Even the poorest scarcely know what It Is
to be poor. Indeed , there Is little CXCUBO for
a man or a womna who can work. If you
want a man to chore about your place you
must pay $1.2 ! > a day , anj good domestics
ate as scarceas pie ici the Klondike. I
know of no place where "capital" Is so op
pressed by "labor. " I ought to explain that
you arc a capitalist here , n In the United
States , the moment you hire a tent and
employ ono Indian. Holidays are almost as
numerous hero as In England , where I have
seen the banks closed for four days at a
stretch ; and you arc nobody unless you
"vacate" In summer. The tanker and ttio
barber , the tailor and the typewriter , the
preacher and the policeman all have their
two-weeks' vacation , I firmly believe that
there are people who would "out" In aum-
mer at the risk of burning charity wood In
winter. That's my "Impression. "
I see a great many pacing horses , and
baibcrs , and bearded men In Canada. Cana
dians do not drers as "stylish" as men In
the same walks on the other side do. A
modest American fits In this part of America
without being either conspicuous or em
Every agricultural town his Its market
days Tucsdajs , Thursdays and Saturdays.
Of course Saturday is the big day when all
the country folk who have anything to sell
come to town. During the morning the mar
ket space la crowded , and when they have
sold out they swarm through the streets , fill
the shops and carry home what they need
for the house. The Canadians are hcnaltlve.
Kipling wrote a beautiful poem , with a
lecurrlng reference to their beautiful snow ,
and since that day bait tbo poets and pant-
giaphura In the Dominion have taken u tall
out of the greitcbt Urlton living. Thtti how
shall I fare , who am not great not e\cn
After all , the people of Canada are very
llko the people of the United States. They
are vastly more like the people of Now Eng
land than the people of New England are llko
the people of Louisiana , Texas or Colorado.
ANNEXATION TALK SUBSIDES.
Five years ago one heard a great deal of
talk about annexation to the United States.
Thcro It very little of that talk now , and
there should be less. They have s good a
government a there U on earib , except the
English. Then why should they throw 'them '
selves Into the open arms of the wily
politicians of the big republic ? The Lord
knows wo have all we can handle. A few
narrow minded Canadians , whoso knowledge-
of the United States ends at Detroit , Cleve
land or ( Buffalo , affect to dcuplso us , and
a few "rustlers" on our sldo want to burn.
"U. S. " on the flunk of the dominion , but the
great mass of nilnd-yoiir-buslnesa men on
both sides want things to go on ns they aro.
Look at this man Laurler ! I want to
know If ho would suffer by comparison If
stacked up with the president of the United
States. You may say he's French , British ,
what you will , he's full of the stuff < hat
makes a good American. But he's off my
beat. After all , premiers , lords , and other
eminent personages don't make u country.
It Is the man In the field who brings the
wheat to the mill , the farmer and his wife
who stand all day In the market place in the
nun and rain ( "All the winds of Canada call
the ploughing rain" ) that make a country
Some of these farmer people are a honest
and quaint na quakers , and as guileless as
children. If the farmer la poor , ho seeks
neither to parade nor dlsgulso his poverty.
I wish I could reproduce a scene that took ,
place In a ehoo ebop ono day In u Canadian
town. To make It plain , you should have a.
picture of the bent , gray-haired salesman ,
who went forward rubbing his hands as
though they wore cold , bowing and beaming
on the big farmer who came In slowly fol
lowed by his wife and three or four children.
When they had spent a quarter of an hour
fitting and pricing a pain of stiora for
"Ed'ard , " the woman put them down , olglied ,
and walked toward the door. "They could
not afford such expensive shoes , " she said.
"Well , lady , " tild the old ralesman , earn
estly , "they ain't no place yojcan git *
better boot than this for GO cents. "
She " 'lowed" eho could , but finally bought
Then the farmer began the work of Delect
ing a pair for himself , and hero Is where
the frank , Innocent , child-talk took place.
The old ualciman olid tha ladder along the
wall , hesitated , drummed upon a shoe box
with the ends of his fingers , turned suddenly
to the customer and at > keJ : "Do you want
'em for biat ? "
"Well at first yes , then after , of course ,
I'll take 'cm fur every day. "
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