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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 13, 1907.
Cashing In Christmas Gifts
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IIARTMAN GIVES THE PEOPLE
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It's a part of Hartman'a business policy to treat customers generously to accomo
date them In every possible way. We are glad to grant favors and extend courtesies lo
our patnona glad to do It. Instead of considering, as other stores do, thai we have done
our part when a customer onee opens a credit account, we feel our obligation to grant
favors has Just begun. Our generous treatment extends fiver the entire life of rat h trans
action from the tlma the ar-ntint la nnened until the last payment is made. We'll pro-
Vide for YOtra convenience If you open an account here rive TOU special help whenever
desired. We ll exruse vou from maklnv navmenta when 111 or out of wrk, and give you
the best and most liberal treatment in all matters at all times. This generous feature of
Jlartmen's credit plan Is what distinguishes It from the others Makes It the credit plan
for AIiXj the people for TOW
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THE KXCILA.NQE FAKE.
-ND of the busiest Htioni In the
department stores la Immediately
following the holiday!, when
people axe taking back Chrlat
In th near paat It waa not unusual to see
placarda here and there In ahope proclaim
ing that no holiday goods would be ex-
One of the bualeat departments la that
where the dolla and Teddy beare glare at
each other. It la a sad time for the doll.
Apparently ahe hae had her day and, Judg
ing from the proud, unreconciled expression
on her papier mache and wax faoe, there la
revolt and tumult.
She stands arrayed In gorgeoua gowns,
blond aa to hair and blue aa to eye. with
the exterior of a perl, watching the antics
vulgar, ahe denominates them In the mid
night hours, when the tongues of dolla are
loosed of the kicking, grinning, woolly
creatures that have ousted her from the
Occasionally she feela like the aristocrats
of old who saw theh companions taken
from the Conclergerle to the guillotine,
the reason being the approach of aome
flaxen haired angel, aa like herself aa two
peaa, and through the paper package that
attendant nurse or mamma carries ahe
can aee the head of a doll that stood by
her aide the week before and was proudly
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In Weathered Oak tj
trained to take more Interest In her sales
and to help the customer to get what ahe
wants. Then purchasers shop much more
systematically than they used to do.
The oM Mm ihnnrwp w n AmrmA tVnm
counter to counter looking about, unable "old ,nto th household of reflnement and
to decide between the many articles dis
played. Now a woman has her list made
changed, just as It was customary to accept up and she dees not buy on Impulse to re
phllosophlcally whatever Bulgarian or Ar- pent at leisure.
menu troclty In the shape bt knitted The fact that the publlo recognises this
TO EXCHANGE PQJt A WASH BOILER.
"Change It, quick," she henra the childish
voice chirp and she sees a chubby fist point
not to the case of dolls, but toward a
rouglnh Teddy who Is dancing to nn lnnud
lWe hand organ and whose beady black
eyes she fancies hnve defiance In them aa
well as undertaondlng.
Some apparently grownup women are
carrying various articles to the desk of one
of these departments, and having obtained
the credit cards start Immediately Teddy
"They are not getting them for children,"
one of the salesgirls explains. "It Is quite
true that there Is a type of women who are
mentally unbalanced In this regard."
"Heaven gives ua our relatives but we
choose our own friends," quotes one young
woman who Is standing at one of the ex
change desks to a feminine companion.
She has In her arms a good aised package
made up of smaller ones.
"There wasn't cne friend that sent me a
present this year that I wanted to exchange
and there wasn't a relative that sent me one
that I didn't," sho went on. "About the
friends' gifts there always seems to be the
touch of personal feeling, the desire to give
something' that, however humble, is pretty
or useful; the presents from the relatives
usually look aa If they were the things that"
happened to be nearest the door when they
weit in to shop.
"This Is the result. I waa mad when I
got them and I shall lose the better part of
a day In exchanging them."
"Well, I have troubles, too," answered
ahawla or plated Jewela might be found In exchange habit as part of the routine la
the stocking and wait patiently for the fol- shown In the fact that whereas formerly
lowing Christmas, when the undeslred people were always tearing the tags off
presenta might be sent forward to the next the goods aent out aa glfta now presents the companion who has a small packet on
nhappy one, who In turn would do like- are sent with every help afforded to make the sill of the window. "This Is a oollar
wlss with them, forming an endless chain an exchange easy.
I)f holiday cheer and Tuletlde mirth. That there Is a type of woman who has
Today It Is a daring store that displays the exchange habit la reoognized In these
such a warning, for the exchange need stores. No matter what she gets she I
has been recognised. At some of the shops sure to bring it back.
you simply get an' exchange In the same Christmas season is a Joy singular and
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WANTED A TEDDT BEAR. GOT A DOLLY.
from my brother, real Irish point and a
"But I don't see why you want to change
"All on account 5f thw wonderful observ
ant faculties of man. I have been wearing
one exactly like this for months and I sup
pose my .brother has seen It no lees than a
thousand times. Consequently when he
selects a Chlrstmas present he gets me
A young man at the exchange desk la
taking the clerk Into his confidence.
"I had a pair of sleeve buttons from my
aunt," he says.
They're pretty," aays the girl as he un
wraps the box, showing a pair of red stones
set In heavy gold.
"Yes, they're pretty enough, but she
aent me a pair exactly like them last
Christmas. I've been trying to cipher out
whr she did It."
"Oh, lots of old womn do that," answers
Rich massive design, exactly like
cut, extra well made, exclusive
Hartman design, special price
Come early; supply limited.
wing Machine Special
Wee cut, guaranteed fpr 20
years, solid oak case, 5
drawers, complete with full
set of attachments and ac
cessories, $30 value; sold on
Prln cesa 1ZJS
Sxtension Tabls Special Solid oak. ex
actly like cut, extends feet, claw Teet.
heavy legs, fancy carved streachers,
else of top' 42x42 inches. You ran see
at a glance that its actual worth Q "7 C
worth Is 1J. At Hartman's, Q J
special now at umy
Like cut, In fine quar
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any finish, swelled
front, massive French
beveled Dlate mirror,
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Magnificent B a a e
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Cook Stove, four
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asshown, elegantly nickeled trimmed,
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foVd Oak U
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Inar It a clean sanitary appurance,
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This Is a large size ex
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Center Table New spe
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card system and merely treats the girl at
the desk as If she were running a Action
"I got the 'House of Mirth' and I wanted
the 'House of a Thousand Scandals,' " she
The girl looks at It
i'You can't change It You've cut the
"Well." It Isn't hurt any."
"No, It Isn't hurt, but we can't do It."
Just at this . moment there appears a
young man who has a huge square bundle
In his arms. A slit In the wrapping dis
plays a scarlet sofa cushion heavily em
broidered. "Is there any place I can get a pipe for
this?" he asks, with a furtive look over his
sholder at the entrance.
i Apartment Others go further and allow
I you the privilege of exchanging anywhere.
IC you want to get a wasbboiler Instead of
(a vanity bag you can do so. Some of the
will return cash for the goods.
one of the shops tn town It waa said
H while the holiday trade had been
rliker than ever this season ths exchanges Not so the woman of the exchange.
Ilemanded had been fewer In number, the She gloats over her holiday gifts. She
reason being the Improved relations be- flnaers the suede-covered book and fulls
tween purchaser and seller. Th olerk Is on her husband. Just in time to prevent his
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unusual to her. As a general thing the
buay housewife or professional woman Is
torn between two conflicting forces shall
she keep what she has, even if she doesn't
care for It, or shall she take the hour from
some pressing duty and get rid of the un-desh-abls
fsr something she really needs?
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the girl. "You'd be stirprtied. They get
nn Idea like that In their heads and don't
seem to be able to remember. We have
one man who gets the same present every
year regularly from an aged relative and
conies In every year and changes it"
A woman unwraps a red-covered book.
Ehe apparently knows nothing of the credit
HE NEEDED SOCKS.
Some Oddities in the Desk Habits of Business Men
URIOUS about men's desk hablta,"
said a man whose business takes
him about more or less into vari
ous sorts of offices. "I was In an
office yesterday where I had
occasion to write something.
" 'Here, sit down at my desk,' say the
man. I guess you can Bod a place there.'
"And I did find a place there after mov
ing one or two things, but that was all I
found place Just big enough to write In.
and that square In the middle of the desk.
"This was a flat-top desk and, except
for that small bare spot In the middle, It
Was Just covered with papers and things of
every description, and these not folded or
but fair and exact In his business ways.
"How he ever did business with his desk
littered up In that way, how he ever found
anything there that he wanted or how he
ever remembered anything I don't see; but,
as far us I know, he never forgot anything
that waa important.
"It made me think of something a mln
ltter said to me once. I was saying lo this
minister, talking about preaching extem
poraneously, that I should think when a
man got up In the pulpit to preach without
any notes that he'd be apt to forget some
of the things he wanted to say, and the
minister said that sometimes you might
forgot things tn that way, but then he
bare spot on the desk. And so he hal
stuff piled up on bis desk overlapping aud
lying around any way all around the top
of his dek, and actually sloping down from
all around to that bare spot like a little
WOMAN WITH THB EX.CHAX-
ct tightly leaves,
a kills aki haven't read ft," be asserts.
. Is prod u,I haven't." shs answers, "but I
i carriage, je It."
bright rtll f bedroom slippers which she
The French (he returns and gets a belt that flat valley, where he wrote In the oentor
apital advontaars; the shirt waist, whloh at the front
xenlus and theful and eannot be dUDUoated.
rinciple, to carrfc and gets a candlestick ot
detuils. Moat ofrn. alibouah both as and
Qeriaun er Yfonnuher for the pushing of a
women they eniplo
Ungs are French; talk to her. She la Incurs,
are not allowed te re., of department stores.
stacked or set up about in any orderly recalled what an experienced old clergyman
manner, but all apparently In the utmost had said to htm. In reply to the same sug-
gestlon from himself, which was to the
"The desk looked as though Its owner effect that the things the preacher forgot
when he had got through with a document to say were usually the things not worth
or bill had Just pushed It back from the remembering.
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"Ana maybe It was so about the forgotten couldu't write unless they had their paper things should not be moved or shifted
squares just right, and all that; precise about; juot simply and only that their
things in the pile of papers on that desk.
"But he wasn't the only man I have met
who kept his desk apparently In the great,
est disorder, but was nevertheless success
ful; cud thtn I have known plenty of men
who went as far ths other way, and who
would have a fit unless they could keen
"And this waa a business (nan, too, anil.
moreover, as J was told, a man who had everything on their desks lust so,
accumulated a comfortable property In the "The Inkstand must be here and the
pursuit of his business. And I found hlin stamp box here, and ths pen rack here; ail
In the dealings I had with hint not only Just so, and kept so: and with no Utter
personally amiable In all things, as lndl- anywhere, with everything free and clear
cstd by his cheery call to use his desk, and In order. And I nave known man who
men. wno must have everything Just so
before they could get to work; all the very
opposite of the man with the littered desk,
who has at least In bis favor the fact that
he doesn't worry himself over trlnea, but
keeps on serene through It all.
"AJ-d while I have known men who Kuet
have everything Just so neat about their
desks; fresh blotters and clean Inkstands
and s'l that, I have known other men who
didn't ears If their desks were a foot thick
wlUi dust and ho only asked tnat their
desks should be let alone.
"Aa a matter of fact there la In these
days less an J less disorder In buHlrens
mt thods and more and more sy.tcru; this
Is an age o( system." Now Tork Bun.
"You can't Judge by appearances." Can't
you, though! How else can you Judge an
actor but by his appearance?
"Never say die." Nice, roperous under
taker you'd make with that motto, wouldn't
"Marry In haste and repent at leisure."
Baeh! Married men don't have any lulsure.
"(live the devil bis due." What's the use
of bothering, he's surs to got It.
"Seeing Is believing." Not always. Tour
wife sees you when you come home late
from "sitting up with a sick friend," but
she doeen't believe you.
"Faint heart never won fair lady." Well;
what of It T Ours la a brunette--?ostaa
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