Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 16, 1906, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 3, Image 15
B TILE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 16, 1006. WCytN II CLUB AX 9 CHARITY r T rT A ( Will Please a Lady Half As Much As a Set of V AULABAUGH FURS . . 11 i: a f rnn will Via anmrisfHi to find hoW If in examining tue iouowiug uti ut puo , . . . iif I ch i 1 1 list, of nrices vou will be surprised early you can buy reliable furs. We make every garment in our own buup, uSmS ly the best Unings and bindings and superior workmanship, yet saving our cus- COATS Beautiful Brook Mink 60.00 Regular retail merchants ask $7 5.00 for these coats. Siberian and Sable Squirrel $75.00 Near Seal, up from $35.00 on tomers a wholesaler 's prom. SCARFS Russian Marten S3.00 to $10.00 Brook Mink $3.50 to $12.00 Siberian Squirrel $4.00 to $25.00 Black Marten $8.00 to $22.50 Japanese Mink $7.50 to $35.00 American Mink $15.00 to $00.00 Lynx (all colors) $25.01) to 4,.UU Ermine (genuine) $12.00 to $75.00 Muffa to match ranging in price from $6.00 to $50.00 Astrakhan, up from $35.00 Otters, Seals, Persians and an endless va riety of fur coats at prices below competition quality considered. All of these, from the cheapest to the best, are reliable and up-to-date garment the work of skilled furriers. Call and be convinced that it pays to buy of 'a manufacturer. 1508 Douglas! Street Entrance Through Kern's Millinery Store. St The efforts of tbs General Federation of ; Womm'i clubs to secure regulation of 1 child labor hare uratn received recognition In the Invitation from the National Clvio Federation that it appoint a committee to meet with the representatives of the federa tion for conference on means for further fighting the child labor eviL The Ooneral Fedoratiett was among the very first or ganizations to agitate against this evil and has been tnstrunyntul In securing the en&i tmmt of child at or 'awsj or ccmpulory education laws ,ln a number of states. Its work has aim stimulated other organlza tions to act until within the year the great I majority of conventions where social or Irduftrlal conditions have received con sideration have pissed resolutions con lemnlng the employment of children of ender years. Not alone the value, but the absolute necessity of a legislative committee In the State Federation of Women's clubs Is brought out by a recent article In "Chari ties," concerning the working hours of women In factories and stores. This un questionably rellablo authority reports the n ost flagrant violation of labor laws in i many stales where the best laws stand on the statutes, the offenders Justifying them selves on the ground that the laws are un constltntlonal, and they expect to have them repealed. "What the offenders in these cases mean is exactly this," sys the Bulletin, "that the law was secured after a long and bitter struggle on behalf of the oppressed; but the law once on the statute books, the community will go to sleep, believing the battle is now over and the victory won, whereas the cunning violator of law has long ago discovered he can quietly secure a repeal when no one Is watching the avalanche of bills which annually ground through one of our ! state legislatures. That he Is right In this cannot be denied. It Is exactly at this point that the real value of our Plate Fed eration legislative committee may be seen. In some states the legislative committee, with the asslftince of the council, watche every bill which Is presented before the legislature for the express purpose of as certaining how many of them contain con cealed purposes of this kind. The bill Is olfered In .such cases with full dependence upon the Ignorance and carelessness of the community. As a rule this Is a perfectly safe reliance, and scoundrels of every kind know It full well. But recently a change has come over the spirit of the official and the unofficial lobbyist. Many a candidate was defeated in the election Just passed for this very offense without knowing ex actly what It was that threw him down. In mont states vigorous organizations aro now looking for offenders of this kind and with no better success than the State Fed eration's legislative committee. The states already engaged In this work know full well the value of such activity, but those that have not yet undertaken this kind of supervision should do so at once. It Is the proper work of such a committee to co-operate with every other organization engaged in such efforts. No power Is too great to compete with this kind of in famy, and the greatef the number of or ganizations engaged the better the chances of success. Widespread public opinion Is the weapon upon which we must depend, and the clubs can do more to further this because of their very numbers than can some of the other organizations which un dertake this work, but And very little as sistance from the average citizen. Where some of the best organized committees are at work it Is frequently- almost impossible to awaken publlo opinion unless some po litical Interest is involved. So pronounced has become this tendency that the attitude of many men has becdme that of utter hopelessness." It wm Mi 1 1ST r v. - Christmas GUIs and Charge Accounts Are becoming a more jiopoular combination with euch pass ing Holiday Season, because Our Confidential Crwlit Syslen solves the most troublesome of Christmas present problem that of Heady Cash. We will tag your purchases now, rosorv uiem until the day you say, and thon we will deliver them with you tard attached, wherever Instructed. Any artk'hin this advertisement will be delivered by us on the rn' ment of $1.00 cah und the balance in weekly or monthly payments afte January 1, 1907, as suits your convenience. All prices marked in plait figures one price to all, and that the lowest. We suggest, early buying, before the assortments are broken. f I I'KOPIJOS KTOHE ij Everything We Sell We LADIKS' WHITING DKSKS. (Exactly like cut.) Made of solid oak and in the pop ular wiatlured oak finish; has a spacious drawer and two upper cabinet compartments for papers and stationery. Would make a very beautiful and useful Christ mas gift, fi Qft Our special price Jt V Terms $1.00 Cash, $2.00 Monthly PKOITKS KTOHE SPECIAL JU'lTET. (Exactly like cut.) Made of solid golden oak highly lishe1, lias 2 largo glass door compartments on which is ornamented woodwork, has 8 drawirs, 2 for linens and the other Is plush lined frir silverware; Is a very showy article and would mnkn a most acceptable 4 f P f Christmas gift. I 2111 Our special price. " ,lr v Terms: (1 Cash 2 Monthlv. Special $1.39 We Trust tlie I'eople. Your Credit Is ;mI. LOOK OYEK THIS I,IST OF SEN. S1ULE CHRISTMAS GIFTS. It May Interest You. Parlor Tubles, Library Tables, Cellarettesl Parlor Suits, Reception Chairs, China Closets, Sideboards, Combination Bookcases, Music Cabinets, Odd Dressers, Chiffoniers, Iron Beds, Brussels Rugs, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Steel Ranges, Hall Trees, Hall Seats, Shiivlng Stands, Parlor Cabinets, Davenports, Leather Couches, Ladles' Desks, etc. Your Money Back for the Asking. Monday we will place on sale rirty Clocks, (exactly HKo cut at Uie above low figure. These Clocks make a very handsome showing. Tlu?y are gold plated and warranted positively not to tarnish. Will gn 24 hours with one winding und will keep perfect time. Stands 11 Inches nign ana 8 inches wide, an easy ti.bv value. Would make a very acceptable Christ ma present. On Bale Mon- .4 QA day, as long as they I j last, for. PEOPLE'S STORE SPECIAL MORRIS CHA1H. The frame 1s of solid oak and highly , polished, has heavy carved heads on arms and massive hand carved claw feet. Is covered with guaranteed velours over soft and comfortable springs In the seat and hack, the up holstering Is of the highest order. This handsome chair would f make an Ideal Christmas g-lft. Our special price Terms: ii.uu casii, iz.ud nvmwuy. RUGS AND DRAPERIES. Tapestry Portieres, in beautiful mercerized effects, choice of bor dered fringe or with cord, regular $15.00 values, on sale, per pair, $10.50. Others at $8.50 and $4.00. AXMINSTER Rl'fiS. We have a lart ; assortment, In many varied rich designs. 27x54 inches, regular $5.00 val ues, divided in two lots $2.98 and $2.25 36-inch AxmlnBter Rugs, in neat and refined designs, at $5.50 and $4.25 26-inch Royal Wilton Rugs, in this season's latest patterns, regular $8.50 values, on sale for $5.98 0x12 A-XMINSTEIt RIGS. First-class quality new lot of Rugs, just received in time for Christmas selling. Many light floral designs, also Oriental pat terns. We guarantee to save you money on every one, up from ; $22.50 Terms $1.00 Cash, $2.00 Monthly POLICE FORCE ALBANY One Hundred und Slsty-Seven Mem ber! for Smaller C'ttr Than Onsba, Captain Mowtyn of the police force, who returned, Friday night from Delhi, N. Y., In company with Vagas Stanbeck, who wa arrested for embezzling $luO fronfclthe Millard hotel when cashier, was greatly enthused over the fine police force at Al bany ,and offered some interesting com parisons with that of Omaha. In this con nection the captain said: "While Albany only has a population of bout 100.0UO and covers an area of only fourteen square miles, the police force numbers 1B7. as against the meager force of Omaha with ninety officers, who have to patrol twenty-four square miles and preserve peace In a community of nearly 1&0.000 persons. The Albany force Is a model of efficiency and has an admirable system of pensions. There are three grades of officer, not counting the captains and superintendent. The serguanU and de tectives receive fluO a month and the pa trolmen 175, with the exception of what is termed the 'veteran force,' which Is com posed of men that have served for twenty five or thirty years. "These veterans are required to do active duty as patrolmen until their advanced age precludes it and they are then given what might be termed sinecure positions on half pay. But they are always required to do police duty as long as they care to stay in the service. There Is no such thing as a pension without- some small return in the way of service. "When you compare the number of offi cer on duty at Albany and Omaha and aso the difference in population and area to cover I guess the police force of Omaha isn't bo worse after all." A New Delivery Auto. One of the handsomest delivery auto seen on the streets of Omaha Is the new one received Thursday by Thompson, Bel- den & Co. It U a Pope Waverly electric. One of the large women's conventions of the year, and one of interest to hundreds of women in all parts of the country as well as the women of the south, was the thirteenth annual convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, held re cently at Qulfport, Miss. The credentials committee reported representatives from chapters in twenty-six states, the conven tion having & voting strength of 1,3m. Texas headed the list with 148 votes and Virginia came next with 145. An Interest ing and impressive incident at the opening with all thA lA.t ah 1 ImnrrH'ftmpntfl and In A credit a well as a good advertisement of the convention was the presentation to I 100-lMoce Austrian China Dinner Set, your choice of three beautiful patterns, regular $17.50 value, spe cial at 12.75 Terms $1.00 Cash, $2.00 Monthly. 1612 & TARNAM STREETS. OMAHA. The Peoples Furniture & Carpet Co. Established 1887. 100 - Tlece Dinner Set, choice of three fancy scroll pat terns, a bargain at $12.50, our speclal price, 9.50 Terms $1.00 Cash, $2.00 Monthly. for Thompson, Belden & Co. It is finished in black, the firm's name in gold letters on each side. It is the first light delivery auto to bo put In service by any of the Omaha stores, and if It proves successful Thompson, Belden & Co, will add mora to take care of their fast growing bus! lien, This handsome machine was pur chased through the Dertght Automobile Co. of this city. the society of a silk confederate battle i and may get the inspiration and help to flag to be kept with iu collection as a I spread It. Club women are agitating civil memorial to Mrs. Jefferson Davis. In re- service reform in the various state Inetltu celvlng the flag the convention asked Judye I tlons and the conference this week affords one of the best opportunities of the year for learning something of these institutions. FINE STORE OPENS MONDAY Kew Furniture House of Miller, Stewart tc Beatoa KmjI? for Opening. Monday is the day set for the opening o the new and complete furniture house on 7'! ( 7 The Whole Fam ily Will and Take Motfce If Santa Claus loaves a pair of our "Toriscus", Lenses when making his Christmas visit. They are an ideal present for any one. "Toriscus" Lenses are for many reasons superior to any other lens made for the eyes. Owing to their deep curve they can be set closer to the eye than the old form without touching the lashes, thus giving an enlarged field of vis ion and doing away with "seeing the edges," which is so annoying to many persons. The lens is equally distant frow the eye in looking at any angle, and vision is just as good when looking through the edges as the center. "We are sole makers of these lenses. Columbian Optical Co. 211 South 16th Street. Omaha. ESTABLISHED IN DENVER. OMAHA. KANSAS CITV. SALT LAKE. DALLAS. PORTLAND Hardy to hold It while the confederate vet erans from Beauvolr Confederate homo, who were In the hall, passed before it and saluted It, The convention pledged the support of chapters to the work of erecting suitable monuments and markers In the four great battlefield parks, Gettysburg, Chlckamauga, Vicksburg and Bhllob. The confederate monument at Arlington was named as an Imperative work for the Daughters. The need of a monument to the 266 confederate South Sixteenth street of Miller, Stewart dead in Arlington was presented by Colonel & Beaton. The doors of the new establlah- Herbert, and during one of the KSHlons $0uO meiit will be thrown open to the public, al was subscribed to this fund by Individuals though the building will not be in complete and chapters, and later the convention , readiness for thirty days. When completed pledged $MW0 from Its general treasury to the firm will have the most modern and the fund. A memorial to Mrs. Jefferson I up-to-date store In the est for showing Davis was decided upon in the shape of a furniture, with five floors for the display memorial window In the Church of the Re- of furniture and the top floor as a store deemer at Blloxl and a duplicate of the two I room. windows Mrs. Davis had placed there as I So much of the new furniture of the firm memorials to Mr. Davis and Miss Winnie has arrived that It was thought advisable Davis. Resolutions were passed pledging i to throw open the new store for the sale all chapters to celebrate January 19, 1W7, ! of new furniture. None of the goods at the the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gen- old store on Farnam street will be moved eral Robert E. Lee. The climax of the to the n w store, but theae will be sold at meeting was the pilgrimage of the con- greatly reduced prices between now aiui ventlon to Beauvolr, the former home of the first of the year, as the old store will President and Mrs. Davis and now a home j for indigent confederate veterans. fuglt," the clerk looking on the while with kindly Interest. "If you should buy one and it doesn't suit, you, Mr. Fugit," said he, "you can bring It back and take an other. JUSTICE IN MEXICO SWIFT Jury Trials I'sLnows Mast Prove HU cenee. id Prisoner Inno- Another strong program will be presented at Monday afternoon's meeting of Vie social science department of the Woman's club. The business meeting will be called at J;30 o'clock and the program will open at S o'clock. Mrs. George Tilden, chairman ef the women's properly rights committee, will be In cliarge and a presentation and discussion of the proposed equal inheri tance bill to come before the next legis lature will constitute the program. Attor ney D. I Johnson, who Is drafting the bill, will be the speaker and will discuss the proponed chaises. All the representa tives of Douglas county have been invited to be present. Mrs. W. P. Harford and Mrs. Emma F. Byers returned Saturday from Nrw York, where they attended the convention for the organization of the new Toung Woman's Christian association of the United States of America. The Board of Directors of the Woman's club will meet Monday morning with the special committee to confer regarding the Wfws and means of raising the 111.000 pledged by the club last Monday for the erection of a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln In the high school grounds. Club women have been reminded that their presence at the conference of chari ties and corrections, to be held at Crelghton Institute, Eighteenth and Farnam streets, Thursday and Friday of this week, will be of great assistance to the work In Ne braska. Scores ef women will have time to attend the vary Interesting assslona have to be vacated by January 1. No cap pets nor draperies will he sold at the new store during the holidays as these may be had at the old store. , At the new store are dressing tables, ! shaving stands leaither couches, writing desks and all sorts of the latest novelties In the way of furniture. Buyers in the east have been active for months In secur ing the latest and most luxurious furniture with which to stock the latest addition to Omaha's new retail establlshnents. The firm takes Just pride In its new home and no stone has been left unturned to make it a palace of beauty. The nrw building Is 1S2 feet square and each floor Is of that size without partitions to shut off the light which streams In from numerous windows, making a verita ble daylight store of the entire structure. An entire floor will be gl v n to the display of carpets after the holidays, but for the present these will be shown only at the old tore. A novel feature of the new store Is the bajconles, which are on several of the floors and on which will be shown small articles. One of the largest passenger elevators In the city will take customers from floor to floor and many other new and novel fea tures help to make this the magnificent stone it is. Law in Mexico Is to be obeyed, not Inter preted. The Mexican has definite idoaa of what be can aud cannot do and is certain that if be breaks the law be will have a heap of trouble. The wheels of the I' gal machinery grind with fearful slow net there, but the guilty rarely escape and the Innocent who suffer are few and far be tween The general attltute of the government toward one who has committed an offense Is diametrically opposite to that of the United Stutes, where a man is presumed innocent until proved guilty. In many ro specls the Mexican procedure is that the man is guilty until proven innocent. Aa an example, upon the commission of a crime the suspected criminal is placed in a cell, whure for three days he is not allowed to communicate with anyone. In those three days the prosecution is supposed to have hud sufficient lime to sift the evl deace against the "susjtect" thoroughly, and not to be balked In this by the sua peel's communicating with friends, who could hide evidence and generally aid in thwarting the prosecution. While this works hardship on an innocent person It unquestionably prevents many criminals from establishing an alibi. On the other hand, the prosecuting attor ney Is bound to warn the suspect against doing anything which will Incriminate him self and his clearly defined duty is to pro tect as well as prosecute. "Trmiiii 1'nnlt." Prof. Wiley, the chemist of the Depart ment of Agriculture, recently went to a Washlntton store for the purpose of pur chasing a fountain pen. The obliging young man at the counter furnished the professor with a sheet of paper, a bottle of Ink and several fountain pens, so that he might try each kind. In doing so the professor soon covered the sheet wita the word "teinpus The tedious delays Incident to securing a Jury in the United States are eliminated in Mexico, where all crimes are tried be fore a Judge, who decides the case and whose decision is generally. Irrevocable. While many of the laws of Mexico may appear to a citizen of the United States aa peculiar or absurd, still some of them are worthy of consideration. The law demands that persons advertis ing a show or anything must be able to fulfill the promises of the advertisement la detail or alse suffer Imprisonment. Thla bars circuses and many other flamboyant advertisers from Mexico. Several year ago a theatrical company crossed the Una Into Mexico from the United States and posted bills whereon were displayed aa aggregation of beautiful women doing wonderful acrobatic teats. A large audi ence attended, and while the aciobatlo turns were as advertised the women per formers were far from handsome. Tha show was stopped at once, nil the money refunded to the audience and the manage ment escaped with a heavy fine. President Dlas ha authority by which a corner In any of the foodstuff markets) can be checked at once. If, for example, there should be a great scarcity of wheat and the price rose either through the ma nipulation of speculators or by means of a crop failure to the point where the poor could not buy It he can at once remove all duty upon wheat shipped Into Mexico and as a result the American producer sends) hundreds of car loads Into the country, obtaining good prices for It and effectually stopping what might huvo been a successful corner. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank our heartfelt thanks fey the loving kindness and sympathy slfown us during the sickness and death of our darling baby, and for the beautiful floral tributes. J. B. GIBSON and FAMILY. Xmas Suggestions atAsTDKiKcarora. Ladles' X.lna X<lal 85c. 11 41, and 11.87, box of one-half dozen. Men's Liasa Initial 85.; and 11.46 psr box of one-half dozen. Children's Xdaea Initial lia par bos of three. A varied line of choice dainty em broidered and lace handkerchiefs, SUc, 60c, 76c and up. FABtOT AFBOWI. Something new In fancy and white S rons. Designs made especially for our trads, at all prices. CHRISTMAS NOVELTIES Cluny, Irlh Point and French hand emhbroldered Center Pieces and Doll ies Handkerchiefs and Dust Bags Hand painted Glove Cases t'lu Cushions Needle Books and useful presents for all members of the family. WEIN LANDER & SMITH I 17 BOUTS 18TH ST. TAsTS, OX.OTZS AJTS sTECKWSAB. Fans selected from our rich Una will make a very acceptable present. Our line of gloves Is very large and Includes the latest novelties la colors and are up-to-date in length. A selection from our line of neck wear, which is stylish and comrlete In assortment, wlU always complete the dress. VH11ILLAI. A very large stock of well made, good, nervlcutile umbrellas, the kind that last. Prices from (1.(0 lo ts.OO.