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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAftCII 31. 1007.
Our Splendid "Phone Service Gets You in Touch
OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT CONTAINS
ALL THE NEw MODELS
Expcric nccd.Corsctlcrc in Attendance
ith Any Department in One Minute.
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Greed Clothing VaJues
The Man Who Knows Wears Princeton Clothes. Do You?
GET THE BEST
lliis doesn't mean the most costly in Clothing; if you will come here
and whatever price you want to pay for a Buit you will get as good a
Hsmt as can be made the same perfect cut, style and service you will Unci
in all our different lines regardlessof price. Specials for Monday, as am
introductory offer, are several lines of suits that we are going to sell at
$10, $12.50 and $15.00, and you will he surprised to see how "much
value you get in these suits for your money our suits range from $10 to
$30. But these suits at $10, $12.50 and $15.00 are just a little the
best values you ever saw for the money and they are as stylish as they
are good. They are Miller Made. Nothing better to be had. '
Too Good for the Price This may not sound reasonable, but judging
from other ready-to-wear Clothes it is true enough of these splendid suits.
GrcaJ Sale Monday of Silk Eton
Monday we put on sale a special purchase of BO Silk Eton Suits, a manufacturer's .
samples, delivered on the spot at 60 off the regular wholesale price. Plain tailored
Gibson Effects, fancy braid trimmings, satin and ellk linings. Tery tasty garments in
many different styles. No two alike and Monday we give you the choice of this assort
ment at a phenomenal reduction. - '
Coats worth from $8.50 to $25.00 now from
$4.95 to S12.50
Voile Skirt Special
Silk Embroidered Voiles In new pleated models, fine quality, neat designs, embroidered .
at head of each cluster of pleats, made to eell at $11.60. Special price for Monday
at, each $8.05
Ml'SMX UNDERWEAR Four large cases Just opened and marked for Monday's special
selling, an e'egant assortment of gowns, drawers and corset covers, that are worth up to
$1.60. Monday the entire lot at, each 08 ,
HEATHERI5LOOM UNDERSKIRTS AT 1.23 Light weight as silk, rustles like ellk,
wears better than silk. The Ideal Bummer petticoat, hemstitched and ruined nounc.es.
A $1.75 quality for only $1.25
29c Tremendous Cut Price
Sale Dress Goods Monday 29c
Seasonable Drew Goods, worth Ooc and 75c,
Monday for only 20c.
76c Mohairs, all shades, 64-ln. wide.
75c English Mohairs, 40-ln. wide. .
76c Cream Brllllantlnes, 40-ln. wide.
65c Fancy Suitings, 8 8-ln. wide.
All go Monday at only 29c a yard.
$1.00 and 9123 Dress Goods 60c.
50 pieces of this season's prettiest Suitings,
In all the fashionable shades and com
binations, worth every yard $1.00 and
$1.25, for Monday, only, yard 69
Black Goods Greatly Reduced.
Here are some Black Dress Ooods values
that should be very Interesting: Monday
$1.00 quality of all wool Poplins, yd. 5S
$1.00 quality of our English Mohairs, 52
$1.25 quality of our Crepe de Paris, per
$2.00 Waterproof Suitings for 91.21.
Every piece of our Imported Waterproof
. Suitings, 64-in. wide, In all the new spring
shades, all very practical for pretty suits,
and every yard worth $2.00, on sale Mon
day for, per yard $1.21
Pretty Silks at Bargain Prices
Monday we place on special sale 50 pieces
of the season's latest styles of beautiful
silks in the popular plaids, stripes and
check effects. The best one dollar qual
ity obtainable for, yard 75J
A Great PIark Taffeta Offer You have
never been offered such a superb quality
of Black Dress Taffeta as we place 'be
fore you Monday. A fine, soft finished,
27-in. Black Taffeta that Is our best 85c
quality for only 58J
Great Reductions in Laces
Monday will find our counters and tables
filled with marvelous values, one great lot
of Embroideries, Deep Flounclngs, Corset
Covers, Wide and Narrow Edges, Wide
Bands, Insertions and Beading, sold
everywhere at 39c, 60c and 75c per
yard, Monday, per yard 25
Monday, 10 a. m. to 12 m. 39 and 60c
Allover Embroideries, per yard 15
Big Lot fine wash Laces, neat trimming
laces for fine spring dresses In Oriental
Net Top, Narrow Maltese, Torchons and
pretty Normandy Val Edges and Inser
tions, worth to 25c, divided Into two lots.
Lot 1, 8c to 16c values, Monday 44 c
Lot 2, 15c to 25c values, Monday 9
Great Bargain Square heaped with fine Ger
man Vala, Laces and Insertions to match,
big assortment, 10c and 20c values, all
go at only, per yard 5
Monday, 2 to 5 p. m. 50c Allover Laces,
per yard 18
Allovers in neat waist patterns, eyelet and
button hole embroidery, worth $1.00 and
$1.50 per yard, to be sold at less than
cost, Monday 98t and 50
Big Bargain Table filled with exceptionally
fine Nainsook and Cambric Embroidery
Edges and Insertions to match, and worth
20c to 30c per yard, Monday 12 H
Hosiery for Ladles Ask to see our No. 701
Ladies' Hose, finest cotton, mecca fast
black 6tocklngs with elastic tops and
double soles, a splendid 25c stocking, we
are going to sell for, pair 19
for Thrifty Housekeepers
25 pieces of high grade German Table
Damask, heavy and very durable, silver
bleached, and worth 66c, Monday, per
150 yards Fancy and Turkey Red Damask,
CO-ln. wide, absolutely fast colors, im
ported Scotch material, worth 75c, Mon
1BO dozen high grade double mercerized
Napkins, good size, fine satin finish, fast
edges and beautiful range of patterns, a
snap for the restaurant keeper, a crack
ing good value at $1.45, but Monday, per
Latest Wash Goods Fancies at prices way
below the market value.
15c Swisses and Dimities, Oc 1,000 yards
of Swisses In all size dots, fancy waistings,
- striped Dimities and open Madras effects,
that never sold for less than 15c a yard,
Monday, per yard )
750 yards choice white mercerized Waist
lng Novelties, checked and striped Nain
sooks, 36-in. English Longcloths and 40
ln. Victoria Lawns, regular 25c quality, at
under manufacturer's cost, yard. . . . 15
25c yard At twenty-five cents we shall
place on sale an elaborate assortment of
White Goods, Fancy Figured Swisses,
Sheer Cross Bar Muslins and other high
grade fabrics,- regular 39c to 45c values,
per yard : 25
Trimming Braids Special Bargain Table
filled with a magnificent collection of
fancy Silk Braids, Persian Bands. Pulley
Braids and Fancy Appliques, that sell
regularly from 25c to 75c, at this great
offer, Monday, per yard 15
Great Basement Bargains
Silk Remnants, 23c Big lot Silk Rem-
nants. Chinas, Taffetas and Fancies, and
qualities that are worth up to $1.00.
Challifs, 4c New arrivals of Kimono
and Comfort Challles, Monday 44
75c, 91.00 and 91-25 Dress Goods Rem
nants Monday, 28c yard; these are the
seaeon's newest fabrics, Panamas, Suit
ings, etc., In plaids and plain and fancy,
good lengths, 2 to 6 yards, 75c, $1 and
$1.25 values for, per yard 28
85c White AVaistings, 15c A great bnitp,
short pieces, but long enough for waists,
Iaces, 2Hc Ecru and White Applique
Laces worth up to 25c, Monday, per
15c Hose, 8c Ladles' 15c lose or plain
12'jc Stockings Monday..,' 8H(t
10c Ginghams, 5c Our great Gingham sale
of Saturday will continue Monday. Hun
dreds of beautiful patterns of Zephyr
uiu&uuuiH, per jaru er.
Values to be
found In Our
Salad Bowl, 25c
value at. . 10J
100 piece Dinner
Seta,, thin seml
per set $7.50
Drinking Tumblers Nice clear glass, 6
40c Granite Stew Kettles, Preserving Ket
tles, Pudding Pans, white lined, Monday
at only 19
Steel Hoes at 88c
foot 94 t
Decorated Tin Bread Boxes, like, cut, 13$
x9 inches, special Monday at....49
This new department in our Daylight Base
ment is attracting more than ordinary at
tention. The grand display of new ideas
and colorings and designs are almost be
wildering, everything though is right up
to the times and the values cannot be
15c and 20c Bed Room patterns, roll 10
Morie Celling, all shades, per roll....)
Parlor and Dining Room papers in beauti
ful styles and colors, per roll, from 10c
Fancy Kitchen and Bath Room blocks In
white, green, blue, brown and yellow, spe
cial for Monday, per roll g
Pure. New, Clean Groceries O.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables'
Butter and Eggs
direct from otir country customers, cornea
to the Daylight Grocery where glorious sun
Specials for Monday
EO lbs. Daylight Peerless Flour. . .$1.30
With one can of Blended Tea free.
12 bars of Laundry Soap
esi oaa or oyster Crackers, lb (JJ
Ginger Snaps, fresh and crisp, lb 5
iuc pugs, ice cream Powder. .... 25
16-ojs. pkg. Seeded Raisins for 10&
Sliced Pineapple, can 10
Toasted Corn Flakes, 3 pkgs. for....25
Shredded Wheat Biscuit, pkg iq
Rumford'a Baking Powder, 1-lb. can 25
ana uaue uuuer rree.
three f J
Haarmann a Assorted Pickles, 9c thr
Ior : 23H
Carnation Cream, can 10
Fresh Every Morning Lettuce, Radishes,
Cucumbers, Strawberries, Onions and New
Potatoes, etc., etc.
Stewart's Garden and Vegetable Seeds, 8
packages for 10J
Stewart's Dahlia Assorted Bulbs, 3 for 25
Lawn Grass, Blue Grass, Corn, Peas and
Beans, all new and well selected.
Hams, Lard, Bacon, Summer Sausage and
Cooked Hams from leading packers.
SSedSta,mon Ha,lbt. Salt Mackerel,
Holland Herring, etc.
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ELECTRIC STAGE EFFECTS
Juliai Mitchell Tells of an Art Btill
in Iti Infanor.
ALL THEATERS NOW ARE PERVADED BY IT
Eleetrteltr pplle All Kinds f
Weather, Bealdaa Ugtkt
Pnw La ra;e Bams Sprat
far Morel EaTaeta.
NEW YORK, March 80. Aocordr.g to
Julian Mitchell, standing In tla tpot liKht
li not all that a fevered fancy sometlmea
"It has Ita drawbacks," ay he, al
though he does not deny that tt would
be too much a labor of Hercules to con
vince the average utar of that fact.
Julian Mitchell la a recognised authority
on all sorts and kinds of stage drtices.
He knows whether the wings of a chorus
girl are upnlde down and whether a
would-be comedian has a head level enough
to stand on. He can make anything dis
appear on a stage or a' dinner table with
a wave of hla hand.
- When he begins to talk about, the apot
light he Is perfectly at homo. He admits
that he has stood In It several times him
self, not for publication purposes, but Just
as a guarantee of good faith, and that he
waa very glad to run to cover.
"I have heard," says he, "that Joe Jeffer
son attributed the falling eyesight of his
later life to the great concentration of the
spot light in which he stood for ao many
years, and It Is no unusual thing for an
actor to complain of trouble of that kind
immediately after a prolonged tarry with
the rays falling upon him during repeated
"Notwithstanding the fact that the spot
light never gets any vacation, summer or
winter, and that thousands of men are
patenting all sorts of improvements for
stage equipment, there la still a certain
artless crudity displayed when the electric
light expert desires to get the spot down
to the smallest possible compass in order
to plok out a black eye or a cupld's bow
jnouth. In order to do that he resorts
to a piece of cardboard In which he cuts
a hole and placing that before the light
as a shield, the entire power may be con
centrated on a pinpoint of space.
"The greatest recent Improvement In
stage setting and in everything pertaining
to the theater," he goes on, "is, of course,
the electrical equipment, a fact which Is
so evident that It hardly needs emphaalz
lua; but when you think how few years
It Is since Its Introduction, it does one good
to stop and take breath while you wonder
just how far and into what fairyland
science and art are going hand In hand.
"Twenty years ago, at a little town In
Texas, I remember the theater was lighted
by kerosene lttnipa and when the stage
had to be darkened a man In the orchestra
leaned over and turned down the footlights.
"It waa In the early eighties that, aa I
recall,' I waa first Introduced to electric
lighting in the theater. That was at the
Gaiety in Boston, which stood as a pioneer
In those matters. !
"From that day to thia what enormous
advances have been made I There la no
THE HEROINE SINGINU TO THE SPOT LIGHT.
JX'faUN MITCHELL-PRAWN FROM PHOTO BT FALK.
part of a theater from the fly gallery to the
cellar where the electric light Is not found,
hardly a piece of stage mechanism which
does not owe ita working power to that
force. People said at Its introduction, 'Oh,
it Is going to take away from the drama
all its mystory and all its allurement.' In
stead, it has created mysteries never
dreamed of in the old days.
"One of the moat practical inventions of
this kind that I think of at the moment
would not seem, perhaps, to the average
theatergoer of any special Importance, but
it adds much to the safety and convenience
of the people who spend the major part of
their lives behind the scenes. This Is a
new light recently Installed at the Criterion
theater in Frank Daniels' play, 'The Tat
tooed Man," wh(ch might, I suppose, be
termed a bunch fight.
"It consists of a doxen lights whose com
bined candle power is equal If not greater
than the average are. It is used for lighting
up the back drop between the set pieces,
trees, houses, rocks, etc., the border lights
not being sufficient to destroy the dark
spaces left in the different entrances. This
bunch light is very simple and effective and
seems to do away with ail the objectionable
features of the old system, for the light
from the border la practically used for little'
more than brightening the upper portions
of the scenery.
"The arc light gives a strong, unnatural,
white light. It has not only revolutionized
Che question of makeup but It has certain
well denned effects that have had to be
overcome by years of study and experi
"Left to Itself, It makes the stage look
streaked and thia has to be guarded against
by th use of the ftlina of gelatine which
are placed In front of It to reduce thu
(harpnesa of line and shadow. The new
bunch light has a softer light and an equal
amount of illumination with the arc and
it does not causa this streaked appuaramre,
there are no sharply defined line auu
"The old fashioned, snowstorm," says Mx.
Mitchell, appearing to take a longer mental
Jump than he really does, "was made by
the use of cut paper which was placed in a
trough that ran across the stage from left
to right between the borders, and when the
cue was given for the anow to fall the man
in the flies, by pulling ropes, shook the
snow onto the stage.
'The snow and rain of the stage today
are painted on a bit cf gelatine that i
placed in a dink attached in front of a lens
box. To this dlak is attached a set of
clockworks When it revolve the light
throws the shadow of the Uttlo marks on
a gaux that la hung wherever clrciun
stance require, sometimes behind the
I thirty feet back of the footlights.
"I Ufced U4h suow and rain In ta 'Wizard
of Oz' and the same effect in the production
of 'Omar Khayyam." At the end of one
scene In the 'Wizard of Oz' the house was
in total darkness and while so I lowered the
gauze drop; back of that I lowered the
opaque drop painted a sort of Indefinite
blue. The lit; lit could rot penetrate through
It and did not show what the people went
doing back of It.
. "The UiKk was started and the light in
the lens box turned on. Immediately the
lain or snow was thrown upon the gauze.
While this was going on the other scene
was being set up. Later I rained the opaque
drop, turned on the red border lights and
showed an enormous poppy Held. As the
lights became brighter and brighter, nat
urally the effect waa to do away with the
rain effect, which seemed to stop naturally,
as a shower' would paas.
"Another improvement which adds much
to the smoothness of stage equipment is
the newest method of lifting drops. A drop
is a strip of canvas reaching across the
stage with a batting about four Inches
wide at top and bottom. This is always
the backing to your scene.
"To get these drops out of sight quickly
and quietly has always been a matter of
great importance in stage management,
and at present with the counterweight
system the difficulties seem to be over
come, liy pressing a button in the prompt
entrance eight or ten of these drops rise
out of sight without a hitch. This counter
weight and electrical system are in use
at the Amsterdam theater and the Metro
politan and Manhattan opera houses, as
well as many others that I do not happen
to know about except by general in
formation. "The enormous popularity of the flying
ballet la The Sleeping Beauty' and 'Peter
Pan' has brought to the attention of thou
sands of people this device, and It is not
unusual to credit the invention to one or
the other of the productions named. The
truth is that the flying device la one of the
old timers in equipment matters.
"Personally I saw It twenty-five or more
years ago at Wallack'a theater, which was
then at Thirteenth street and Broadway.
So far aa I know the representation there
was the first given in this country. It
was done by a man named Conquest.
"He made a great hit by flying right
tlirough a kitchen celling. I use the word
hit advisedly, for on that first appearance
through some fault of the wiring when he
attempted to return along the Sdine original
pathway he full and broke his leg.
"This flying device, known for years to
stage patrons. Is not so easy as It looks.
One has to hava careful training and a
cautious eye for diaMer to employ it.
But It Is to my mind one of the prettiest
and most effective of all stbge operations.
"There were to girls recenUf at the
4 ral a V
THE STAGE ELECTRICIAN.
Hippodrome who were most graceful and
attractive In It When they put on their
gauzy skirts over their regular acrobatic
costumes and flew about the stage thoy
were exactly like two great birds. They
held the wires In their teeth, but usually
the flyer wears a harness made like a
corset with a number of straps, and to this
the wires are fastened.
"The opera of the 'Damnation of Faust,'
as recently given here had, I think, the
most beautiful and most complete equip
ment of novel stage effects that I have ever
seen. They began with a rainstorm, which
developed rapidly Into a regular cyclone.
There were wonderful cloud combinations.
"After it was over you saw through the
gray eyed dawn tops of quaint old houses
and flying over them the ballet, who finally
disappeared. Of course," concludes Mr.
Mitchell, with a professional, sigh, "they
had to spoil It all by bringing tbera back.
"Just at present the interest In trapa
Is at a very low temperature, and I know
of no big spectacle where they are em
ployed. There is no reason for this exoept
that the public Is always looking for
novelty. Perhaps the device has been over
done and It no longer has the mystery
about it that it used to possess. But It Is
safe to say that it will never disappear
from the equipment, and at any time a play
may be produced that will call for them.
"In the 'Babes In Toyland' I employed
more than thirty different electrical effects
and the whole production cost over 175,000,
Including costumes. Many of the devices,
I am sure, were absolutely lost on the
"We had lightning bolts playing around
the ship In which the children embarked
and a special bolt which broke the ship In
two. Then we had several aurora borealls
effects, to produce which a number of men
lay flat on their hacks behind set sheets
of water, using disks In the same way that
they are used for the snow and rain storms.
"The expense of running this electrical
equipment was enormous. Personally,
however, I believe that there Is nothing too
good for the public. It takes a long time
to g't your money back Id such a produc
tion,' but It comes; If it does not, then you
know that you have failed, but, like writing
a play, you cannot tell until the experi
ment has been made and then the expense
has been Incurred.
"Irving was the greatest man In the line
of stage management. Beerbom Tree Is
following In his footsteps; In fact, we are
all trying to carry out the task that he laid
down. In New York well. If Belasco Is not
the greatest he comes pretty near to being.
I should have to think hard to find an un
derstudy at a moment's notice."
Mr. Mitchell speaks of himself as a pro
ducer. "The old term stage manager Is not really
as elastic aa It sems to be, for tha stag
mjMier at preau ia one who runs the
ta ga at night, crudely speaking. A pro
ducer, on the contrary, has charge of a
number of productions and whenever he
gets them In running order he turns them
over to the stage manager, so-called.
"For Instance, tonight," ends Mr.
Mitchell, taking out his watch, "I shall
begin my rounds at the Casino; from there
I drop over to 'The Parisian Model," then
to The White Hen,' and am making plans
to get out of town to superintend the" com
ing summer production of Mr. Fields, 'The
Girl Behind the Counter,' which will open
on the road soon."
Weddlas; Processloa In Cores.
A magnificent bias of color was the 1m
presslon which we first received of the pro
cession of the bride-elect of the crown
prince to the palace, relatea the Corea
expected a lariror TMnSa . ! u
than wa saw, but our dlsai)Dolntm.rr.
more than alleviated by the splendor of the "a, 1
procession and the populace. Greens. yi.'VK
- - " i Binning con
trast and likely to be bizarre, formed them,
selves into a truly delicate harmony.
The procession passed up the big street at
about 4 o'clock. The first to come were a
number of female servants of the bride.
They were mostly old women and their
march was something to be seen. Follow
lug them came a number of palace "gl
sang," each one clad gorgeously and every
one carrying a pink parasol. Later cam
the state chairs of the bride; there wr j two
of them and the bride was In the second
one. Meanwhile squads of soldiers were
marching up either side of the streets, and
as the chair of the future empress of Cores,
passed through the crowd stood back to
Following the chair of the bride
many officials all on horseback.
The colors were glorious, but the proces
sion could not have been more than .
quarter of a mile long, which Is a disap
pointment when we remember the Inter
minablllty of a funeral procession.
At I o'clock the foreign representatives)
were received In audience. The Belgian
consul general, M. Vlncart, the Doyen of
the consular corps, delivered a congratu
latory speech. General Hasegawa Ftood,
near the emperor and looked fierce. Subse
quently there waa a soiree at the smaller
palace at which all the foreign representa-.
tlves and their foreign subordinates a-nd'"
general Hasegawa's coachman attended.
Neither the emperor nor tha crown prince
Tom Mamma, let'a more.
Mamma What for, dear?
Tom Oh, I've licked every kid ia
block, an' there's no more fun hare,"
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