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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER in, lOOrt.
Wtat Shan I (Give?
We h&.ve a grti variety of useful articles
that will make Ideal Christm&s Preients
The vest pocket Electric Light makes
i very practical present, No danger
from fire, no dirt, smoko nor odor
if you see one you will buy 7 f?
Gold Eye Glasses
Santa Claus Headquarters
For Good! Tlhios to Eat
OT until you visit our store will you realize the many good things that can be had to make the Xmas dinner a grand success the family circle
hajipy nnd your friends delighted. Choose something that will tickle the palate and you will delight the heart.
Chocolates and Don Borvs
Tons of Christmas Candy
Haldufrs Gold Modal Chocolates
The purest and most wholesome con
fection made rich, creamy and dell
clous and none better at any price,
superior to a great many that will cost
you more. Fresh from our confection
ery, in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10-pound
boxes 60c per pound.
llcautiful Fancy Boxes
We are showing an endless variety
of beautiful fancy boxes, filled with
the. choicest and most select confections made and sure
to gladden the heart of the recipient, at 75c, $1.00, $1.25,
$1.50. $2.00, $2.50, $3.00. $5.00. $7.50 and $8.00.
Imported Confection Baskets
These beautiful imported Baskets are trimmed with rib
bon and holly, packed with artistic and dainty confections,
especially appropriate for Xmas gifts. Prices, $1.00, $1.50,
$2.00, $3.00, $4.50, $5.00, $6.50, $8.00 and $10.00.
DALDUFPS GIFT BOX
S-nd One to Your Out-of-Town Friends.
Balduff's gift box contains li pounds Italian and as
sorted chocolates and bon bons.- decorated with French
fruits and violets, beautifully packed in an attractive boat
and can be sent anywhere, prepaid, for $1.25.
Make up your list of out-of-town friends and have us
send them a gift box. It will be a delicious Christmas gift
that they will appreciate.
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Our store is loaded down with thou
sands of pounds of Christmas Candy.
And our counters are piled high with
the choicest of sweets. Every kind
known to the confectionery world. All
ready for the big Christmas week rush.
Every variety the purest and tiest of Its
kind all the Balduff high quality.
See us for candy by the pound or In
To appreciate the many attractive
Christmas novelties, you must see our
store. Hundreds of dainty little
things to make the children happy
the home cheerful and the table at
tractive. Come in, bring the children,
and make yourself at home in our
store. You will be heartily welcome.
Special Desserts in Ice Cream
Ico Cream in Brick or Plain Nesselrode Pudding.
Candles, with lighted ta
pers. Punch, frozen or liquid.
To Insure prompt delivery
orders must be in by 11 p. m.
Tutti Fruittl Bisque
Any Cream made to order
Snow Balls, filled with ice
Holly Paper Cases, filled
with ice cream.
Christmas Trees, filled
with ice cream.
Holly Leaf and natural
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You will want good things to eat
Xmas. Buy your pastry at Balduff's
save yourself the trouble of prepar
ing it and you will.be pleased with
Fruit Cake (genuine French fruit).
Pie Mince, Pumpkin. Apple, Etc.
Fancy Cakes, (all kinds).
Larger Cakes (all kinds).
Choice Fresh Fruits
It is our aim to keep the choicest
and most delicious fresh fruits grown.
You will always find the richest and
purest fruits obtainable at our stora.
For Christmas we have a complete
line of beautiful baskets filled with
assorted fruits, nuts and raisins. ' Or
der one for your friend Xmas day.
"Wo can sell you a very
nice camera for $1.00
also have better ones if
you want them.
"Why not make some relative or friend happy by giving
them a pair of Gold Spectacles or Eye (Masses I Come in
now and buy the glasses, and after Christmas we will fit
the eyes correctly and change the lenses free of charge. A
few more practical presents:
BAROMETERS, OPERA GLASSES, INVALID CHAIRS,
FOUNTAIN PENS, MAGIC LANTERNS
STEREOSCOPES, READING GLASSES, THERMOME
TERS, DRAWING INSTRUMENTS, COMPASSES,
FANCY THERMOMETER CASES. PHYSICIAN'S
CASES and BAGS, ETC.
A Big Lin of Goods That Make Suitable Presents to
Physicians and Nurses,
Si J. Pen! old & Co.,
1408 Farnara Street, Omaha, Neb.
ORGANIZE AMERICAN Y.W.C.A.
Combination of Two Former National
Societies Effected on Evangelical Basis.
PERFECT HARMONY MARKS PROCEEDINGS
Margaret Sangalrr Elected Chairman
and n. W. I. Harford, Presi
dent of Omaha Association,
Member of New Board.
One of the most notable events In the
hlctory of women's organizations was the
convention of Young Woman's Christian
associations recently held in New York
The purpose of the convention was the
uniting of the two great nutlonal organi
sations of Young Women's Christian asso
ciations. Forty years ago the international
board of Women's Christian associations
was organized, the purpose .being to do
certain charitable and philanthropic work
In founding orphanages, old people's homes,
clubs for working women, exchanges for
women's work, etc. As the need of young
women became more apparent the name
was changed to International Boird of
Women's and Young Women's Christian
associations and special attention was
given to erecting buildings for boarding
nouses for self-supporting young women
and organising sewing and educational
classes. Employment bureaus were started.
also Dlble study classes. The work grew
until the associations under the interna
tional board became well known over the
entire country as large boarding houses for
women, with special accommodations for
transient visitors. The traveler's aid work
also came into being under this wonderful
board of women and women attendants
may now be found In many of the large
cities of this continent. This work was
established In thirty-one cities of the
Dlrth of the Association.
In the meantime there arose a need for
protection for other young women sway
from home besides the wage earners. The
ever increasing number of girls entering
our coeducational colleges and universities,
the founding of hundreds of women's col
leges In our land, created a demand for
Christian Influence and fellowship. In ac
cordance with new conditions in young
women's life bringing the new demand for
protection to young womanhood. Young
Women's Christian associations were or
ganized by the students themselves, the
Inspiration coming to them from the splen
did student work of the Young Women's
Christian association. The first student as
sociation for women was organized twenty
years ago; today there are 400 In this coun
try alone, and these, federated with the
World's Christian Student federation, form
a fellowship of the Christian students of
the entire world.
Extending- the Work.
Following the beginning of the student
associations, special work for young
In order to accommodate the
many people who have expressed
a desire to purchase a Sewing
Machine on our Special Club Sale
Plan for Christina present, we
have Induced the New Home Sew
ing Machine Company to allow us
to continue the club sale terras
and special club prices until the
'lose of business Christmas eve.
Jy this arrangement you will be
able to purchase the Best Sewing
Machine on the Market at a
greatly reduced price and at
terms of $2.00 down and 75c per
week. Machines will be delivered
at your home on payment of first
12.00, or, if you should desire, we
will make delivery Christmas
We carry the most complete
line of Strictly l'p-U-I)ate Sewing
Machines in Omaha. A visit to
our Sewing Machine Department
will convince you of that fact
We have Machines from $18.50 np and carry a variety of makes, la either
the vibrating or rotary shuttle styles. We repair and sell parts for all makes
of Sewing Machines, aUo rent Machines. It you are ever thinking of pur
chasing a Sewing Machlue now Is the time and here Js the place. Buy your
self, wife or friend a koo1 and useful Christmas present A SEWING
I 111 H U LmiM UiWSU
Douglas Street Entrance.
women In cities was organized, not the work
of boarding houses or employment bureaus
as carried on by the International board
of the Young Women's Christian associa
tion, but work patterned after the city as
sociation work in Y'oung Men's Christian
mssoclatlcns night schools, gymnasiums,
domestic science, including the art of cook
ery, economical buying, sewing, laundry
work and all things pertaining to the man
agement and caring for a home. Also the
noon rest with lunch rooms and rest rooms,
library and reading rooms and all accom
modations of a home downtown for young
women. In addition to these, employ
ment bureau and boarding house directory,
bureau of information, educational classes',
Bible chuwes and gospel meetings have
been provided. Young women of educa
tion and Christian training, known as sec
retaries of the Institutions, have been used
under the boards of directors to give them
selves entirely to the carrying out of the
plans of the local board, to meeting young
women, leading classes, etc. As the work
In colleges and cities came to be organized
by young women themselves, the need of
wise guidance was felt by many, the result
of much prayer and conference being the
organization of the American Committee
of Young Women's Christian Associations.
This body became affiliated with the
World's Committee of Young Women's
Christian Associations. In the years that
followed this organization the lines of work
became clearly defined and the evangelical
basis of membership the same as the
brother organization was adopted. This
created a difficulty with the old associa
tions organized with a different plan of
work and yet doing a work Just as neces
sary, but without any basis of member
ship. Meetlnsr at New York.
For the last fifteen years the two na
tional organizations worked under great
difficulties, neither feeling able to give up
what to them was a principle. In the
spring of 19u4 Miss Grace Dodge of New
York offered to be chairman of an adjust
ment committee-If the nationai boards
would appoint seven representatives from
each bourd to meet with her. The matter
was presented to both national bodies in
convention assembled and action was taken
that both should make concessions, but
tliat the evangelical basis of membership
should be adopted for all associations coin
In Into the national organization in the
future. The associations already affiliated
with either naUoua.1 body being admitted
as charter members. The convention held
in New York December 5 and 6 was the
culmination of two years of great effort
and work on the part of Miss Grace Dodge
and the adjustment committee of fourteen
members. The first day's program was
unique In Its splendid messages, touching
the interests of association work In the
future. Greetings were given by Mrs.
Warren. 8. Buxton, Springfield, Mass.; Mrs.
J. 8. Griffith, Chicago; R. C. Morse, New
York City, and Rev. E. 13. Sanord, D. D.,
New York City. In Mr. Morses address
he referred "to the honored father ot the
presiding officer, William E. Dodge, the
man who built the first Young Men's
Christian association building in the world
and was the largest doner to the cause
for many years. Addresses were delivered
on "Chrlatian Co-Operatlon in the Indus
trial World," by the Rev. Charles Bielzle,
New York City; on "Christian Co-Opera
tlon Among Women In Social and Business
Life. Mrs. F. T. Thurston. Washington,
D. C; on "The Results of Higher Educa
tion Conserved for Christian Leadership.
Robert E. Speer. New York City; on "The
Lnlgue Responsibility of the American As
sociations to the World's Work," Mra
Thomas 8. Gladding, Essex Falls, N. J. '
New Xante "elected.
The speakers at the evening session were
Rev. .'. is. McAfee, D. D.. Brooklyn V.
Y.. and Mr. John R. Mott of New York
City. The second day was entirely given
to business. After much discussion, but do
opposition, the new national organization
was formed, each of th old bodies giving
up tholr charter. Ths nam chosen was
The Young Women's Christian Asaocia
tloa Ot th United Stat i America," j
board of thirty women waa nominated by
a committee appointed by the convention,
with Mrs. Margaret E, Sangster, chairman,
and including Mrs. W. P. Harford of the
Omaha (Neb.) association. Miss Grace E.
Dodgo of New York City was chosen presi
dent of the new board. New York was
chosen as headquarters, and most of the
members of the board were chosen from
or near New York, which for this difficult
formative work is .most Important.
There were 600 student associations and
140 city associations represented. Over 4u0
delegates were present. The basis of rep
resentation at this and for future con
ventions Is one for the first 100 members
and one for each additional 100 members
or fraction thereof for each association.
Omaha has 2.026 members, which entitles
It to twenty-one delegates. Mrs. W. P.
Harford, president, and Mrs. Emma F.
Byers, general secretary, were the only
delegates from Omaha.
The spirit of harmony was most notice
able and the gathering of SO secretaries
from the associations, which mot for a
three days' conference, after the close of
the convention, was prophetic of a great
and wonderful work for women, that shall
mean the solving of problems of many
women in the Industrial world and the
bringing of the spirit of evangelization to
all women In the home, the college, the
business world, the factory and the so
cial life. EMMA F. BYERS.
NO MORE TELEGRAPH FRANKS
Postal Company Cats Off Dead Head
Privilege, Except la Spe
The narrowing limits of the free pass
field were further restricted yesterday by
a decision of th directors of the Postal
Telegraph-Cable company to discontinue
franking privileges after the first of the
year. The big telegraph companies, as
did the railroads before the anti-pass laws
went into effect, carry a heavy free list,
but unlike the millions of dollars' worth
of transportation given away by the ralll
roads in the palmy days of the free pass
graft, most of the telegraphic franking Is
for value received.
An officer of the Postal company said
last night that his company's action did
rot operate against this latter class of
business. He explained that the Postal
company had a number of contracts with
railroads, chiefly among them the Penn
sylvania, for the operation of wires along
Its lines, which called for certain franking
privileges to the railroad officials. This
free business would not be affected, he
said, nor would any other franking priv
ileges granted by the company by similar
business arrangements be disturbed. He
said the order chiefly affected the thou
sands of gratuitous franks Issued annually
by the company as a courtesy to large cus
tomers of the company.
These franks are In the form of little
books containing thirty-two stamps, each
good for twenty words with a reply when
attached to a message.
Those who will have most cause to be
wail the order are hotel proprietors and
nianagers, brokerage houses with large wire
departments, and others who have the
means of throwing business In the way of
th company. No special reason was given
by the officers of the Postal Tclegraph
Cuble company for making the new rule.
The order took the form of the following
resolution, which was passed ty the board
of directors and made public by President
Resolved, That owing to changed condi
tions It has been found necsary to t'p
all free transmission of messages, and this
company will absolutely discontinue Its
free likt on and after January 1, M, and
no free service whatsoever will be per
formed thereafter. Outstanding frank
will be honored to and including December
Th Western Union lias not taken up th
matter of f ranking, an officer of the com
pany said last night, and Is not likely to
follow the Postal's lead, for th present, at
4z'i.tw York Tim.
PRODIGIES OF THE CRADLE
Bor of Six Becomes a Mathematical
Wonder Some Other Proco
Th story of the precocious youth, which,
like the Phoenix, alternately dies and re
vives, is again enjoying a brief existence
in the newspapers. This time it tells of a
New England baby who can speak the
classic tongues and solve the problems In
the calculus, to say nothing of a facile
acquaintance with Herbert Spencer and
Emanuel Kant. To this gifted but apocry
phal youth Newton's "Prlnclpla" Is but a
Jest and Hegel's philosophy the pastime of
an idle hour. Ha lisps Plato and goo-goos
His earliest toy was a table of logarithms.
When his mother takes him to the bargain
counter in a perambulator she gives him a
copy of the Sanskirt grammar to keep him
quiet. His unparalleled Intellectual feats
recall the accounts which abound in biog
raphy of others less amazing, but also, one
may guess, less imaginary.
Zerah Colburn, who was born In Vermont
In 1S04, Is perhaps the most noted genuine
prodigy who has ever appeared In America.
At the age of 6 Zerah could multiply nine
figures by nine others In his head and re
cite the correct answers Instantly and so
rapidly that expert writers could scarcely
take It down.
Those who know how painful It is to mul
tiply one figure by another and get the
answer anywhere near right can appreciate
this accomplishment of the Infantile Zerah,
but it was by no means his greatest. He
would come downstairs In the morning in
his nightgown, computing an eclipse on his
slate. He calculated a table of logarithms
and evolved problems In his head so com
plicated and difficult that the most expert
mathematicians would give them up.
Zerah Colburn's gift never actually de
serted him, but It gradually faded, as It
were, when he approached manhood, and
in spite of thei wonderful things he could
do with figures as an Infant, be accom
plished nothing worth while In math' mat,
ics. He died at almost the same age as
Byron, a pitiful confirmation of the com
mon belief that precocity Is the usher of
death. Still, the belief is sometimes mis-takeiv
Th poet Bryant, In some respects the
best of all the singers in our somewhat In
harmonious national choir, could read the
classics at 9, and he wrote "Thanatopsls"
ten years later. From almost every nolnt
, of view "Thanatopsls" is a great poem.
The thought Is stutely and profound, with
a deep religious import. The music of the
lines approaches the best In Milton.. The
conclusion Is a grand burst of the highest
optimism.' Bryant never afterward equaled
this precocious effort, though "The Melan
choly Days Are Come" is a pastoral lyric
which expresses the sweet sorrow of au
tumn as no other nrm ever did.
Certainly Bryant's precocity waa no pre
monition of early decay. He lived to n
good old age and kept his powers unim
paired to the end. The poet Pope wrote
dlvln verse at 10 year of age at least,
as divine as he ever wrote afterward, per
haps the adjective "divine" la a trifle out
of place applied to Pope, who had little
kinship with celestial affairs and whose
poetry Is more like college rhetoric and
plaster of parts birthday cake than any
Precocity Is not confined to Intellectual
matters. Cecil, Lord Burleigh, Queen Eliz
abeth's gzeat counseler, whose mind was
deep enounh to baffle Philip of 8p:iln and
the Inquisition, wu a father at It His ex
perience is altogether in favor of early
marriages and leads one to question the
wisdom of those statutes which Interpose
obstacles In the puth of youthful love. It
may plausibly be surmised that such laws
perceptibly augment the sum total of evil
In th world and Increase the difficulty of
solving som perplexed social questions.
At any rate his premature parenthood
did Ccll no harm and the family which he
first distinguished has flourished and ruled
In England to this day, and Is likely to
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make them appear as original copy.
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keep on ruling (or a long time to come.
If marriage Is a good thing, why not en
Why not reward the young man who de
sires to enter the holy estate rather than
burden him with fees and legal ceremonies?
Why not help him to establish a household
rather than hinder him by extorting a part
of his savings?
The most famous example of all-round
precocity Is that of James Crlchton, a
Scotchman, surnamed "the admirable" on
account of his physical and Intellectual
perfections. His skill In philosophy almost
equaled that of the Boston baby whose
mythical career now engages the news
papers' attention and Imperils the souls of
space writers. Without having to study It,
he defeated all the most profound profes
sors of Europe In metaphysical debate,
while In feats of arms he had no rival.
His death was characteristic. He became
tutor to a Mantauan prince In the course
of his adventures, and his pupil, doubtless
enraged at the constant spectacle of so
much perfection, attacked him one night
with a band of comrades. Crichton put
his assailants to rout, but perceiving that
one of them was his pupil he loyally gave
up his sword.
This was adllng Insult to Injury and the
outraged youth plunged the weapon Into
his preceptor's too accomplished heart. In
this world It does not pay to be either too
good or too nearly perfect. Portland Ore-gonian.
Cost $-1,000 a Word.
'At the Franklin Inn, a literary club ot
Philadelphia, a young poet, licking his Hps,
said that Conan Doyle was paid $1 a word.
"That Is nothing," said a railroad adver
tising man. "I knew of a case wher a
man was paid fl.OuO a word. Our line used
to have at Its grade crossings a very long
and complicated sign that began, 'Beware
of the engines and cars,' and then this
sign went on with a lot of Injunctions
and warnings that would have taken five
minutes to read.
"In a number of accident cases the com
pliiinants for damages declared that our
long Blgns were not clear warnings. There
fore the line decided at last to get a new
grade crossing sign, and Judge Paxon was
engaged to write on.
"Th sign that Judge Paxon wrote cost
11,00) a word, but It was a classic It re
mains a classic. It was as well known
among us as 'Father, I cannot tell a He,'
or 'England expects every man to do his
"The sign that cost SI. 000 a word, or M.000
In all, was the famous 'Railroad Crossing
Stop, Look and Listen.' "Philadelphia Bulletin.
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