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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1902)
TIIE OMAHA DA1L.T HEEi SUNDAY, DECEMIIEH 28, 1002.
The Grandest Sale Ever
Held in Omaha Begins Monday, Dec. 29, at 8 O'Clock
Every department in the store
united in the most sensa
tional value-giving ever con
ceived. All stocks will be sacrificed
at this sale, goods at almost
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HAVE planned this sweeping reduction of stock on the most extensive lines ever attempted in Omaha. Conditions have aided us and we are able to
announce a grand clearing sale of every line of goods in our store in qualities and assortments almost boundless. We find that our stocks are too large at
this time and in order to make a great reduction in the quickest possible time we have slashed prices cutting them far below the limit that others dare to go.
Tomorrow we reassert our supremacy in the western mercantile world.
Clearing Sale Petticoats
All of our $1.00 moreen and mercerized eateen black
and colored petticoats with ruffles and corded KOt
around the bottom Clearing Sale Price
75c Wrappers at 25c All of our percale and other
colored wrappers.also Indigo print wrappers, on O Cp
main floor bargain square Clearing" Sale Price..
$2.50 Wool Waists at $1.00 Our entire stock of
French flannel ladies' waists, beautifully trimmed and
nppliqued, all of this fall's styles 1 AA
Clearing Sale Price .'. l.VVJ
75c Wool Fascinators at 21c Our entire stock of
strictly all wool knit and crocheted fascinators
all colors Clearing Sale Price stvlU
25c Double Knit Mittens 15c Ladies' and children's
all Saxony Wool double knit mittens, plain and iCp
fancy back, 25c quality Clear ing Sale Price
50c and 75c Golf Gloves at 39c Ladies' and
children's all wool golf gloves in black and great
variety of fancy colors, worth 50o and 75c Qp
a pair Clearing Sale Price OVC
Clearing Sale Underwear
nisses', Children's and Boys' Fine and Heavy Ribbed Vests. f f
Pants and Drawers, worth up to 35c, each lvIC
Ladles' 75c Underwear at 29c Heavy ribbed and extra hoavy Ofl
fleecy lined, In ecru and silver gray, all sizes, each SzrC
Boys' and Olrls' Heavy Australian Wool Underwear r s.
60o quality, at OC
Infants' and Children's Heavy Fleeced Underwear In pink.'blue c
and silver gray, imall sizes, at, each OC
nisses' and Children's Heavy Weight Camel's Hair Underwear -4 j
all sizes worth up to 35c, at each OC
GREAT REDUCTIONS IN CLOAK AND FUR CLEARANCE
Host Remarkable Bargains In Popular Cloaks and Furs
THESE PRICES LAST DURINQ THE CLEARINQ SALE ONLY
At $5.C0 Choice of 600 kersey jackets Mont Carlos and 27-inch
coats popular colors worth easily J10 and 112 each, at
19-Inch, 27-inch and 30-inch long, ker- One big table of fine kersey coats 27
eys, meltons, etc. odds and ends, Inch and 30-inch long, also 42 and
from the $5.00, $6.00 and $7.50 45-inch cloaks, well lined, high storm
lots all go -j q collar, many worth up
le"0 to $10.00, at
At $8.50 Choice of fine Monte Carlos, all tho novelties of the year, Q EJA
any one in the lot worth 113.60 and rcany as high as $18, at OeOVJ
Astrakhan Capes Fully 30-inch long, rich glossy cur), genuine
satin lining, worth up to 820, at
24-Inch Astrakhan Jackets Good heavy furrier's satin lining,
storm collar, worth as high as $25, at
American Stone Marten and Canadian marten scarfs worth
easily $2.00, at . ,
$12.90 and $15 Scarfs -Of fox, Siberian squirrel, etc.,
All the Isabella and Sable Fox Scarfs Single and double, large
bt ush tails that have Bold at $17.50 and $19, at
200 Fine Oolf Skirts-Odd lots, worth up to $6.50,
Silk Skirts Choice of all the odds and ends; sold as hlch
us $15.00, at ...
Children's and misses' 12.00
skirts at ..,
All the children's coats, worth
$6.00, during clearing sale, at.
Children's Coats at 98c Choice of 200 children's reefwrs and
box coats, with and without capes, worth $2.0,
during this clearing sale
Black cloth skirts, worth
$1.75, $2, $2.50, at
All the children's short an& long A Oft
nisses' and Children's Fast Black Hosiery Some
, with double knees, worth up to 20c, all sizes
meu a i leuium ana neavy weight Wool Socks In sil- f
ver grey and camel's hair worth 20c. go at a pair vfC
Misses' Children's and Boys, all wool Hosiery in fine P
and heavy ribbed, 23o quality at IOC
Ladles' Plain and Heavy Ribbed all wool Hosiery me- f
dlum and heavy weight, worth np to35o go at a palr...lOC
Ladles' Fast Black Heavy Fleeced Hosiery in plain
auu uuuou bupn, quality at.
worth $10, clearing sale..
A II the Finer Grades of Children's Coats, worth up to 117.50
during clearing sale -.-
Big Lots of All Kinds of Handkerchiefs in plain white and
fancy borders, some slightly mussed, worth up to "1
lOogo at 2C
Ladles' and lien's Handkerchiefs in white and fancy colored
borders, some with lace Inserting, others embroidered; also
a lot of ladies' plain all linen hemstitched handker- e?
chiefs which sold up to 2( c each, all go at. OC
50c Silk Handkerchiefs at 15c Closing out all the ladies' and
men's plain and fancy silk handkerchiefs, hundred of styles
many worth up to 60c each, all on 4 f '
bargain square at IOC
CLEARANCE OF WINTER CAPS
and Odds and Ends of Men's Furnishings.
AH the 50c Caps at 25c All wool caps ia the Brigh
ton, golf and golf yacht styles, Just in for cold
weather, during this clearing sale r e
TV AH the 75c and $1 Caps at 50c-Made of beaver.
tsuYon. ciovu, cmncnuia, and silk plush, in this
season's popular stylos for men and CTr
boys' wear, during this clearing sale at UuC
All the $1.50 and $2.50 Caps at 98c-Our very
very finest caps made of choice kerseys, broad
cloth, finest cheviots and heavy serges, in the
styles most popular this year, durtne Vk "
this clearing sale at UNg
Children's Wool Tarns 200 dozen, camel's ifkr.
hair, assorted colors, at lJC
Children's Wool Toques 300 dozen in if
fancy stripes, at IOC
All our 75c awd 50c Underwear at 25c All the
broken lots of fine fleece lined, derby rib- r
, bed underwear, at
All our 89c and$l Underwear for 45c AELn
In all the wool and wool fleeces, at t:OC
All our 35c and 50c Neckwear at 25c Puffs,
four-in-hands and teck?, all pure eilk, 25C
All our 75c and $1 Gloves at 50c Genu CAn
ine cordovan, calfekin, dog skin, and fur back, -JvyC
Way's 50c and 75c Mufflers at 25c 200 r cr
dozen all wool sweater neck mufflers, at wOC
Grand Clearing Sale of Silks
SILKS ON BARGAIN SQUARE
4. BOO yards of plain and fancy silk novelty velours, 27 and
S6-inch fine lining silks, Roman stripe silks, black peau
de soie, black taffetas, black armure brilliant, pretty fou
Ivrds, and a lot of fine length in wait- A
ing and trimming silk, worth up to $1,50, ' Kj C
during this clearing sale, yard J7
Black Taffeta Silk Department We f- C
have about 3,000 yards of fine black guaranteed tuffeta, f
all widths from 22 to 88 inches They are not remnants
but good lengths up to 2o yards of one kind We want to
close out the entire lot at quick selling price,
worth up to CI. 25 during this clearing sale, II J
at, a yard
Every yard of our pilk velvet waistings, coronation vel
vet cords. 2 and 3 tone hair line novelty JsW ilf
velvets, plain and check velvets, orinted warp J GtW 4
velvets that sold up to $.00 Jf L .
During this clearing sale, at, yard -A V-'
3, 500 yards of every kind of high class eilks, consisting
of dress silks, waist silks, beautiful printed warp silks, fancy dress
grenadines, swell Lyons silk for party gowns, etc AaWf ir '
and a fine lot of velvets, rJ r-m
antique and facotme in silk department M "1 .
During this clearing sale, at
Clearing Sale on Dress Goods.
25c Dress Ooods at 10c a Yard Plain and all wool H f
plaid d ress goods, all them a yard wide I J C
clearing sale price, at yard
75c French Flannels at 25c
Black French Flannels, also triquood
French Flannels in colors C
clearing sale price, at, yard K ,
54 in Golf Skirting and Suitings, regular Qp
price 1 yard, during this clearing sale at v
$1.00 and $1.25 Dress Ooods Camel's hair serges, zibolinos, P" f
canvas, etamines, granites, cheviots, eergos, etc., CIJC
black and all colors clearing sale price '.
GRAND CLEARANCE SALE OF
$150,000 Stock of Men's Suits and Overcoats
A Clothing clearance of the greatest magnitude ever known In Omaha.
We must clear away our huge clothing stock and
We are Selling Regardless of Cost or Value
Choice of our entire stock of Men's m Q
$15 and $18 OVERCOATS and SUITS at $0.i0
Choice of our entire stock of Men's m -v f
$10 and $12.50 Overcoats and Suits at ipOUU
.These elegant garments all come from our recent purchases from the east. Every Suit
and Overcoat a model of beauty. Not a garment of our recent purchases escapes the cut.
Prices all Slashed to Close Out the Immense Stocks.
NEVER SUCH A CLOTHING OPPORTUNITY IN OMAHA.
Men's $5 and $6 Pants at $2.98 Made of
Hen's $3 and $4 Pants at $ 1.50 -Fine cas-
simere, worsted and cheviots. m tha nii.tf.kin.
sold all season for C3 and M. I HI I in the latt fn.hiAn r J L J Vi
t - ZSKJ
Boys' $3 Knee Pants Suits at $1:25-Ages 8 to 8, fancy larger sizes up to 15
years, with double breasted coats.
up to iJ, at
Cape Overcoats from ages 4 - f
to 12, wool materials and sold I f
for 14 and to, basement
Accumulated odds and ends in
children's vejteo suits ages 3
to o, in me oaseaient at..
Great Basement Clearing Sale
Monday we begin to close out our entire otock on
hand of all kinds of winter goods at about one-fourth
their regular value.
All the balance of our stock on hand of light and Cp
dark outing flannels, goes at a yard. .........
All the balance of our stock on hand of cotton Xr
and shaker flannel, in remnants, go at', yard 2
All the imitation French flannels Cr
at, per yard U2L
All the swansdown flannels , 71r
at, per yard JL 2C
All the mercerized and plain black sateen g
at, per yard OL
All the high class Wvily mercerized Italian . 1A
cloth, worth 40c, at, per yard 1 vlL
All the balance of stock on hand of comfort Xr
calico, ut, per yard
Choice of our entire stock of comforters, worth 1 O
up to $2.50, go at, each xj
Closing out all the wool blankets, former price C Q
was more than double, go at $4.98, $3.98 and VO
Closing out all the odds and ends of lace curtains, all in one
big lot, only 1, 2, 3 and 4 pair of a kind, worth HQn
up to $2.50, go at, pair VOC
JJundreds of other bargain lots in the basement.
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REPLY TO PRESIDENT NASH
Andrew Eosewater Adds Another Chapter
to Powsr Franchise Ooutrovsrey.
DENIES SOME PUBLISHED STATEMENTS
City ElBcer Admits that Oppoaltlaa
11 a Gained Ita Tolat tor Present,
at Pronlitt to Coatlaae
OMAHA, Do. J7. To the Public: Voder
data of December 23 Mr. F. 'A. Nash, presi
dent of the local electric light company, has
for the third time within the past sixty
days appeared In print In protest against
allowing competition In the sale of electric
light and energy in the city of Omaha.
What he saya may be summarised aa abuse,
peraonal calumny and downright deception.
I am assailed at the outaet because I have
erred the public during the greater part
of thirty years In the professional capacity
of engineer. I fall to understand that it la
any leas creditable to boneatly and faith
fully serve a municipal corporation than a
railway or other corporation. The natural
presumption being that the length of public
service la a measure of reputation honestly
earned, more so even la public than private
By way of diversion I am charged with
responsibility for all the rotten wooden
pavements of Oniaba. Considering that I
was not city engineer during the period
when wooden pavements were laid la Omaha
and that I publicly advised against wooden
pavements prior to that period, all of Mr.
Naah's calumnies, though haviug not the re
motest bearing on the cheap power ques
tion, fall of their purpose.
Mr. Nash Intimates that I violated confi
dence la referring to the contents of his en
gineer's couadeuilal reports ea mjr plans.
The fact is that I gave publicity to a part of
Mr. Main's report, only after Mr. Nash's at
tempt at willful misrepresentation through
a published Interview citing my plans as
inferior to the others In point of mag
nitude and merit. Mr. Nash's reference to
my infidelity to the Fremont and Columbus
projects Is equally untruthful. I never was
employed on the Columbus project. I went
there on a telegraphic call of Its president
and looked over the field a part of one
day, receiving no pay nor making any re
port thereon. Aa to the Fremont canal pro
moters. I did not seek tbtn; they sought
me, and so far I have yet to get one cent
for anything I did for them, although I
prepared reports, profiles, maps and esti
mates from time to time for all the in
vestigators of their project. Including even
As to the Seymour Park project, if Dr.
Miller can truthfully show where I hare
ever done any underhand work against it,
I will be pleased to have him do so. More
than that, It he can show that I ever vio
lated any obligations, professional or per
sonal, .to him or his company, I will be
pleased to have him say so. My public
reports, as wel as the Dies of the press,
bear teatlmony to the fact that without
pay or hope of pay I did as much as any
doien people In Omaha to advance that en
terprise, not blindly, but conscientiously,
looking to the publio and not my Individual
Mr. Nash states that In fixing the maxi
mum price for street lighting I deceitfully
name 165 per year for aro lights of present
standard of 462 watts, twelve hourj each
day. Intending to charge twelve times that
amount. Mr. Nash doubtless understands
more about table d'hotlng aldermanlc mu
nicipal excursions, huuilug and fishing
parties, etc., than electrical matters. I pro
tern to understsnd the English language
and Insist that my ordinance is clear and
unmistakable, and if not, by has Mr.
Nash's aldermanlc quintet, which reported
on a new ordinance after consulting nla,
used the same language la lis last ordi
nance? Mr. Naob slates I am trying to
sell light by the horae power kilowatt.
Strange that all the electricians and card
rates of electric coporations specify a
rate per kilowatt hour based upon the ex.
tent of horse-power energy consumed. A
consumer of average one horse-power aa
ergy pays more per kilowatt hour than It
he consumes an average of ten horse power.
The difference betw.een Mr. Nash's com
pany rates for power and light is that It
charges 15 cents for electric energy used
for light, whilst it charges 10 cents for
the same energy If used for power. Ia my
ordinance rates, 3H cents Is made the
charge for the same energy, regardless
whether applied to lighting or for power.
In this, as in the rase of arc lamp, Mr.
Nash's councllmanlc quintet has followed
my language in Its last ordinance nur
tured Into life by the aid and support of
Mr. Nash's company.
In conclusion, I d em It proper to state
that the power controversy has not been of
my seeking. Ever since I have sought the
solution of the power problem, lndepend-
ently of others, I have been beset by every
species of currish attacks, instigated by a
central source, the location ot which la so
manifest that it Is entirely needless to
In undertaking the gigantic task ot put
ting life Into a power enterprise that It
successful would lift Omaha out ot a slough
ot despond and set It on a progressive pace
once more, I soon discovered after attempt
ing to do so through certain organizations,
that I would share the fate of all others,
unless I broke away from the old moorings
and put the enterprise on a footing Inde
pendent ot the local electrical company and
its allied owners. This required an inde
pendent franchise to sell power in Omaha.
I had a right to expect the assistance of
Omaha cltlxens in this effort. Instead, a
number of dependents of certain corpora
tions, backed up by a solid five of the city
council, at once set out to sandbag my en
terprise, and so far they have aucceeded. Mr.
Nash, like Mephlstopbeles, may gloat at
the success of his aeducUve Influence he Is
welcome to his bosom companions, but let
him remember that crooked deeds like
curses come home to roost. Free junket
ing excursions, special locomotive trips,
fishing trips, hunting trips, profitable in
terests in contracts, cash loans, cash ad
vances and "dark horse" gifts are among
the alluring and seductive devices which
always succeed In securing the measures
which, the electric wizard directs to be
passed or doomed to defeat.
The curtain has gone down on the flrBt
act of "The 'Powers' Behind the Throne."
The second act is yet to be played. In the
meanwhile the publio will be asked bow It
likes the performance. Tho play It must
be conceded, is exciting, though it has ele
ments of danger both to the publio morals
and public safety as well as to the per
ANDREW ROSE WATER.
PRATTLE OP THE YOUNGSTERS.
Sunday School Teacher Now, Harry, can
you tell me who Adam was?
Harry (aged 6) Yes. ma'am. He was the
fellow that discovered the world.
Teacher Can you explain the difference
between a king and a president?
Small Pupil A king la born and a presi
dent has to get himself elected.
"Well, what?" . ,
"It the shortest days of the year are In
December how can February be the shortest
month In the year?"
Mother (sternly) Willie, you took some
of those preserves from the pantry.
Willie (shrewdly) Oh! who told you that?
Mother No one told me. 1 suspected It!
Now, tell the truth, didn't you?
Willie Ma, "children should be seen and
"See my new shoes!" sail little Alice, dis
playing them proudly to the man who lived
"Yes, Indeed," , he said, admiringly,
Alice looked a little disappointed.
"I don't think Mr. Robinson knows much,"
said she to her mother when she was going
to bed that night. "Ho doesn't know the
difference between shoes and flowers."
An Intelligent looking boy walked Into a
grocer's shop the other day and, reading
from a paper, said:
"I want six pounds of sugar at 6Vi cents
"Yes," said the shopman; "that will bo
"Eleven pounds of rice at 6 cents a
"Four pounds of tea at 50 cents a pound."
And so he continued: "Five pounds of
coffee at 25 cents, seven tins of milk at 10
cents, four tins of tomatoes at 9 cents and
eight tins ot sardines at 15 cents."
The shopman made out the bill and
handed it to the lad, saying: "Did your
mother send the money or does she want
"My mother didn't send me at all," aald
the boy, seizing hold ot the bill. "It's my
arithmetic lesson and I had to get It done
go They Harried Hint Along;.
Chicago Post: "You must have enjoyed
the comments of that country couBin of
yours. He's a strsnger to art. Isn't he?"
"And so original In bis remarks. Did
be see that copy of 'The Temptation of Bt.
"What did he say about it?"
"He aald ft waa the first time he ever
wivhed he was a saint. After that I hur
ried him along."
Publish your tegtl antlees la The Weekly
Bte. Telephone iJ4
Rev. "Joe" Jones, brother of Rev. "Sam"
Jones, is dead.
, The late Dr. Parker's first sermon was
preached from a crossbeam spanning a saw
pit in a village in Northumberland In lMt,
whom lie waa 18 years old.
Mrs. John Murray, who was sent to the
interior of China twenty-six years ugo from
New York by the American Board of
Presbyterian Missions, has Just died at
Father Robert Eaton of Farmlngton,
England, who has been In this country so
liciting funds for a memorial church to
the memory of Cardinal Newman, an
nounces that he has already received tC2,!rk'.
BiHhop Partridge of Kyoto believes that
there must be an Oriental type of Chris
tianity, Just aa there is an Occidental, and
that the Protestant Kplscopal church of
America cannot be transplanted to Japan.
The pope Is an enthusiastic philatelist,
and the priests of Cashmere are intending
to present to him next year, on the occa
sion of his silver papal jubilation, a unique
collection of obsolete stamps of Jem ma
Rev. D. 8. McCurry of Gainesville, Oa.,
Is 72 years old and has done active work
In the Baptist church for forty years, in
ttils time he delivered 9'j sermons, married
621 couples, baptised 4.013 persons and con
ducted Ull funerals.
By the will of the late Wllllan Pitta of
Taunton, Mass.. t&.OuO la bequeathed fur
the erection of chapels and conducting- mis
sionary work In order to spread the Kpls
copal faith among the negroes of Oeorgla
and other southern slates.
A hitherto unknown portrait of Martin
Iuther, painted by L,ucas Cranacti, the
celebrated artist and burgomaster of Wit
tenberg, has been uncovered In. the town
church of Wittenberg. It is pronounced
to be the best portrait of Martin Luther
Rev. John L. Bcudder, the Jersey City
Congregational preacher, sull continues to
run a boxing clai-s In the basement of his
church and has now started a skating rink
In a big tent. The reverend gentleman
strongly advocatea the Idea (hat the mis
sion of the church includes the cultivation
of muscle as well as morals
Rev: Thomas McUrady of Butte, Mont.,
has left the ministry of the Catholic church
on account of disagreement with hi bishop
on the question of socialism. Father Mc
Grady had been for some time outspoken
In advocacy ot socialistic ideas, and re
fused either to retract ur reiuuln Slleiit at
the mandate of Bishop Mats.
LA HO II AM) IXDISTRY.
.,T.he.rumb" of laborers required to cultl
vate the tea crop of India la Wi6,0o0.
Within the last five years the Jabor or
ganlsatlou. of New York Mate have ?
creused In membership 75 per cent.
It is estimated that W per cent of th
employes of the cigar trust aro females, and
the great majority are minors.
The compensation act give full rights to
Canadian working- men to sue and collect,
this law being tur better for the workers
than any similar laws of the United Htatee.
According to statistics published by the
New Jersey bureau of labor, union car
penters In that state average J2.C3 a day
for fifty-three hours a week, and non-unlua
painters U-13 a day and fifty-eight hours.
-?,htn!W. A'!-Amerlcan railroad In Alaska
will ne itdt tv1lu ....... . .
li.. n-v,. V. "". "u will c:osi llb.UW,.
1 , Entral Venezuelan, catine of the
1. . T v" ""cunjr in nouin America.
I K Don ion uii.i tm i, .i, . '
iv uiiiea long.
11" dlmeullea In Veneauela
. .j " ci umn in Aiasxa.
There are great possibilities In the teel
plates, or wide rail for general use, which
have been laid on a block of Murrav atreet
'h NTW Y.utk .tHy- TrHia have been made
showing that it requlrea less power by 37W
per cent to move a load on these rails than
on Belgian blocks, and in starting the
saving of power 1. 6o per cent or more!
These rails can be laid in any street They
obstruct nothing, and If they make it
lle to move loads more rapidly thev will
Increase the capacity of the atreet.
The great Bessemer eime, which a few
years ago was the largest In the world, has
been outdone Fuel oil ia the cause of lis
.lng Its rank. The new design is called
the Shay geared locomotive." It Is now
In use on the Kl 'ao extension of the Rock
Island. In the division exttmdlnir from
A .unogordo N. M to Cox Cam ,n "ty-, S
mile, there Is a total elevation of t 0u0 fe "t
The grade rangea trurn to Sv ntr cent
The last part Is coupled with ve?y heavy
curves. Where to tlnd an engine which
would operate economically under such con
ditions would be puzzling ,(ne. -jV all
this was udded. however, the fact that the
nater along this part of the line U aVrong ?
alkali, and the engine must carry a tai k
large enough to am.ply it-lf for the round
trip of tt miles. Till, locomotive was trie
It weighs 2mi.o pound. It Is now hauling"
twenty-seven cars, weighing nine tons each,
up the at per cent rad at an uveratje
speed f live or six miles an hour, with the
m" amount of fuel aa two tntrlnea hd
required before to do the same work.
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