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GRATO SPECIAL SALE
Oi Sewing Machines
Fnrt h Wvl Ten II a v. AT HAVDtM BRO.
VI uv ivvai ivu pus
SCWINQ MCHINC DtPT
Five Drawer lrp Head Ma
chines, warranted for 6 yar,
with all attachments complete,
gulden oak ease, worth f 2 5.
at tbU sale. only. . .$10.50
935 00. machines, wai runted 10
ar. only $23.50
4 0.00 machines, warranted 10
yeara. only $27.50
945.00 machines warranted 10
years, only S30.0O
AIho quite a number of slightly
used machines, prices ranK
ln from $2.r0, $5.00, $7.50
Why do without a machine
when you ran get one for these
prices? On the easy payment
plan. We sell needles, oil and
Kirta for all machine! made.
Also renalr all makes.
Cost Early and Oct rirst Cholo
Phone Douglas 2GOO
FORMER OMAHA WOMAH WRITES
Mrs. Jno. Greenleaf, foraerly in Omaha, but now living at 204 W.
Second etreet, Moline, 111., writes telling of years of suf
fering and how she was saved from an operation
for appendicitis which she didn't have.
104 West Second Street, Moline, III., Nov. 26, 'OS.
42 KaniKe Hulldlng, Omaha, Neb.
My Dear Friends:
I arrived home two week tiRO feellnif splendid. I never will forget
the night those butchering doctors said 1 liucl to go to the hospital fur -p-pcndlcltls,
und what a change It win to me when you said I needed no op
cration; thai I did not have appendicitis; that I was suffering with gall
stonea. You snld you could and would cure me, and the fact that I have
not had one pain since that nlifht three weeks ago Is proof that you cer
tainly understand your business. If the people only knew of your treat
ment, how many could he saved fiom t lie operating table and perhaps
death. My friends and neighbors are suiprlsvd to see mc looking so well,
and my hUHband Is the hsppie.it man you ever saw. For the past three
years I have suffered untold agony, and I feel that I will never nc able to
repay my friends there In Omaha, who Insisted on me coming to see you.
You have uiy permission to publish this letter, and 1 will gladly write
to anyone who may be suffering- and be In doubt as to what your treat
ment will do for them. Uv home wus formerly In Omaha, but my address
now Is, 204 West Second street, Moline, III.
Thanking you again for what you have done for me, I am.
MBS. JNO. GKKENLEAF,
This is one of the many letters which the Austro-Amerlcan Doctors, 428
rtamge Bldg., are constantly receiving from grateful patients.
Gall stones are dn exceedingly painful and dangrous affliction it Is folly
for anyone to continue suffering when they can be permanently cured by the
AuBtro-American treatment. They remove gall stones without operation;
dissolving those formed and preventing the formation of new ones. In all their
prescriptions purest alkaloids instead of crude drugs are compounded for each
Their scientific treatment of different cases and their liberal terms are
drawing crowds dally.
Until December 15th all cases will be treated free, with the ex
reptlon of a nominal charge for medicine furnished. Not everyone who calls
Is treated, as many Incurable cases are refused. However, do not let this
Jeter you from visiting them, as they have accomplished wonderful cures of
Rheumatism, Diseases of Men and Women, Nervous Diseases and Bowel, Blad
ler and Kidney Trouble.
The Austro-Amertcan doctors opened up in Omaha in a quiet, conserva
tive sort of way, but have made every arrangement to stay permanently, aa
they know full well that Omaha people will aulckly learn of the marvelous
cures which they are making daily by Austro-Amerlcan methods. Kach day
brings more and more patients, sent by grateful friends who have been cured
of different seemingly hopeless ailments. The Austro-Amerlcan Doctors are
located at 428 Ramge Bldg., Just one block from the big Corn Show.
D. C SCOTT, D.V.S,
(Soeeasnor to Pet EL I T - ruling)
OtffcM Bd sTmrpttsJ. B810
CaTls Promptly Anasmiea at All Honrs,
ytiw Offtoe Karaay 7. a).
ir ir"e asa
HUMBLE HEROES MEMORIAL
Tablets Erected for Them in Post
men'! Park, London.
THEIS DEEDS OF SELF-SACBOTCE
ippreeiattoa Shown fur II rave Acts
of Meat and Women la Evrry-
Uay Lite Mar D Aa-
1OJJDON, Pee. 6. (Special.) Nest to ths
general postofflce in London Is one of the
most remarkable little recreation grounds
in the metropolis. It la called the "Post
men' park." In the center of tliu enclosure
1h a low-roofed shed, or Bhelter, contain
ing a number of memorial tablets, which
were put up by the famous artist, the
late U. F. Watts. It Is safe to say that
there Is no collection of similar tablets
anywhere else in the world. They per
petuate deeds of heroism done, so to
apeak, by the "man in the street."
The late U. F. Watts conceived the idea
some time before his death of rescuing
from oblivion the obscured acts of self
sacrifice of the humble. The place he se
lected for this work was In the disused
burial ground of "little old" St. Botolph's
church, one of I.ctuhm'n minor places of
worship, whose aulUiuity goes back hun
dreds of yeara
The very neighborhood Is replete with
historical associations, for It was In this
district Little Hrtuln-thut the Smlthticld
martyrs met thoir fate. Close by, lived
Panic) Defoe, author of "Hoblnson Crusoe,"
and Benjamin Franklin lived In the neigh
horhood when acting as a "pi inter's devil."
The former cemetery of the churth has
long; been turned Into a recreation ground
for weary postmen during their lunch hour.
Hern you will often find them having a
quiet smoke, dismissing: departmental nrlev.
anees r reading the tablets which Mr.
Watts has placed In the shed in the cen
ter of Ihe park
Women Are Foolish
To Grow Old
One of the saddest siKhts in the yorld is
a broken down, nervous, irritable, preiue
I u rely old woman. Yet how many we me
who ar dragging out miserable, .by less
llv. victims of tint terrible effect of
neglected monthly Irregularities, which roll
Women of their youth and personal charm.
The first step to retain youth is t re
gain health, Aud the way to h.auli for
a woman lies In pirfeel freedom from
the withering and blighting effects of
painful, profuse, scanty or ineiuil ir men
struation, which makes so many women
old III fact while yount; In years. The
best way to hanl.il these nioiithlv troihles
Is the following prescription: Alp.u S"al.
3 ounces. Fluid Kxtraei Hook Hi. I
ounce; fuie Vlir, 5 ouu c-s. Wet tut
prescription at a'iy drug slot e, .ltd ;aT;
teaspoonful before each ne;: and m
bed lime for sotrral du U l.ue. .loiuiet
and after each period It will promptly
regulate the flow, calm the uei v, . ii i
tramps, atop headaches, bauiah all pain,
aud tlear ike iKuupiwalon.
There are In all. twenty-four of these
marble records, several of which have been
erected since the great palnter'B death by
his widow. Rome of the stories certainly
reveal wonderful acts of self-Racrifice that
few people imagine ever manifest them
selves in the dally walks of humble life.
Tablet 3 tells th. tale of the brave stew
ardess of the S3. "Stella." It will be re
membered that this boat went on the
Cusquet rocks ou March 3d, Unit, during- a
dense fug off the coast of Jersey. Mrs.
Rogers, the stewardess, with the greatest
presence of mind, collected all tlio ladies
from their cabins on one side of the ship
und after placing life belts on as many as
were without them, assisted them Into the
small boats. Turning round, she noticed a
lady who was still without a belt, where
upon she Insisted upon placing her own belt
on her and led her to the already over
crowded life boat. The sailors called out,
"Jump In. Mrs. lingers," and she answered,
"No; if I gt-t in, the boat will sink. Oond
bye, good-bye," she called out as the boat
shoved off. Just at that moment the
"Stolla" sank beneath her feet. Lifting up
her hands, Mrs. Hogers cried, "Lord, have
me," and sank Intp the Waves.
Many heroic acts of little children are
also commemorated. Tablet 2.) nnt rates
the courageous fight against fire of Henry
James Kristowe, aged 8, who died on Jan
uary 5. 1S9I, from Injuries received a Tew
days previously In rescuing bis little sis
ter, aged a. from being burnt to death.
The little child had climbed on a chair
to reach a small lamp over the mantel
piece aud in doing so upset It. Her clothes
caught fire, and her brother, with great
presence of mind, tore them off and laid
the child on the bed, smothering the
flames In thv be.kluthes. When he had
rescued his sutler, however, he found Ills
own clothing to be alight and he was so
badly burned that, a few days after, he
died. The coroner praised the little fellow
as helng "unite a hero."
Another very remarkable stnry of hero
ism concerned Walter i'cart, engine driver,
and lienry lvyn. his fireman, who had
charge of the express train from Windsor
to London on July in. isui. The connecting
rod on the gnat .hiving wheel had be
come loosene l, an 1 It broke when the train
was going at gr. at speed, smashing a hole
In the firebox and holler, through which
Issued a torrent of scalding xleani, which
was drivtn back by the wind Into the cab.
Though both men wire terribly scalded,
their first thought was for their passet gers,
and they managed to stop the train. When
I 'part was being rallied to the hospital,
he asked. "1 my face cut much?" He
was lold thai ll was. "Never mind," he
replied, "we stopped the train." Ihitu men
died the in it day.
Aud so the wonderful record of the
tablets runs on telling details cf splendid
deaths. Soma attempt has been made to
arouse national interest in the perpetua
tion of these humble records, but so far.
the tablets have been paid for wholly by
Ike Walls family. Hef .le Watts' ileal ll
he caused a systematic search to bo made
through Ihe files of various iicwpapra,
aud these cases were selected as type's,
though he fuuud ample material for a far
more extensive record, which may yet be
takes up and earned ou by the guvr -luu
Tine (Great Con Show
With It's Beautiful Exhibits
Will be preserved in pic
tures. We can furnish you
photographs and cuts. You
will get the best quality of
work and prompt service.
Hall Tones, Zinc Etchings,
Baker Block. 15th Farnam Sis., Omaha
i mum ywm
U IMP .) P. ip"
ORDER OF.THE GOLDEN BEES
A German Solution of the Servant
HOW TO KEEP ONE STEADILY
Hand of Wiaiiru 'ho (ling to an
Old-Faahloued Idea and C.lve
He wards to Servant Who
Stay In Their I'lartx,
NEW YORK. Dec. 6. The manuglng di
rector of the German Housewives society,
which at Its recent annual meeting at Tux
edo Hall awarded premiums to forty ser
vants for faithful service, declares that the
members of the society know nothing of
the difficulties of the servant problem
which Is driving suburbanites from their
country homes and city householders Into
The llausftauen Vt-rten does not belong
to the City Federation of Women's clubs
and Its members are not long on scclal up
lift or economic progress. Equal suffrage
is barely a name and ths glories of the
Daughters of the Revolution have hardiv
been revested tu them.
Instead they are a band of women who
cling tenaciously to the Idea rupidly becom
ing obsclete that the eternal job of woman
Is to make a comfortable home. They are
lacking In theory on the subject It is
just a conviction, hut so deep that they
have managed to strike at the roots cf the
servant problem, while their sisters who
esteem themselves brilliant and intellec
tual confess themselves beaten.
The Housewives society ts versatile. It
acts as an employment agency for its mem
bers. It gives free services to employes
in various ways. It encourages servants
in all Ihe domestic virtues and urges upon
mistresses patience and tact. Mrs. The
i. .a C Schmidt, the managing director. Is
full of help for the servants who come to
her seeking places.
Ilow tt started.
Twelve years ago, before the days of eni;
ploymenl agency reform, a few German
women arose In revolt against the ways
of employment agcnciis and formed a b"
ciety to serve the spine purpose in a more
satisfactory manner. This antedated the
days of (ho servant problem in Its present
serious aspect, but these careful house
wives recognized disturbing influences be
low slairs aud built their society to meet
The society still occupies Its original
quarters at U'l East Fifty-ninth street, a
cheerful floor in one of the- hrnwnslone
fronts which were once the glory of Flfty
nliith Mreet Signs in Knglish and Ger
man identify It for the passerby. A tailor
occupies the first flo r and up one flight
one comes uihui a scene which It Is diffi
cult to realise Is with n a stone's throw
of the I'laia.
Kxe4.p1 for the presence of mistress and
maid deep In Gcruiau definitions of house
hold virtue there Is lull to suggest the
business of employment. The lilld-Vlo-lorian
mirrors, Ihe genorous bowl of gold
fish, the erose-atiteh s nil macassars end
J ths heavy bruaaela rugs giva It auoh
more the appearance of a parlor out of
"Frauleln Schmidt and Mr. nstruther."
A young German frau In black circulates
from room to room with the air of a
daughter of the house passing cakes at 4
kaffee klatsch, while a motherly-looking
woman seated at the desk performs the
varied duties of the managing director.
Mrs. Schmidt was perfectly willing to talk
about a woman's club whose only aim
was the comfort of the home. Her only
regret was that her Knglish was not as
fluent as her mother tongue.
Secret of Ilauulutres.
Aocording to Mrs. Schmidt, the secret
of happiness among the German house
wives Is deep seated objection to a con
tinual change of maids.
"The cdmfort of the household depends
more upon keeping servants for a long
time than upon anything else," she said;
"so we reward the maids who stay in
their plaoes. When a girl haa worked for
one of our members for two years she Is
presented at the annual meeting with a
handsome gold brooch In the form of a
Mrs. Schmidt displayed one of these em
blems of history, which was engraved
on the back with the stamp of the BOciety
and the name uf the prise winner. After
4 servant is entitled to wear the golden
bee she receives additional premiums every
two years if she still continues In her
place. This year fcUM) was spent In prizcB.
Kings, bracelets and 110 gold pieces were
presented to the older servants.
"You see, a girl will work very hard to
earn oiut of these," Mrs. Schmidt said.
"It makes her very proud and happy. It
Is a recommendation in Itself. It Is like a
diploma from a training school. The girls
make a kind of fraternity among them
selves. "Just the other day a Swiss girl who Is
a cook for one of our members came and
told me that she had been offered i more
a month to take another place. But she
would - not go, because next year If she
stays where she is she will get the six
years' piemlum and in the long run it will
be worth more to her than this offer.
"You Bee, I impress upon my girls that it
Is the steady ones who make most in
end. You can see for yourself. Rose
Hahn, our oldest golden bee, who got the
twelve years' premium this year, began
at 18 a month and she is now earning $j0
In the same place."
4-lrla Are Human.
Mrs. Schmidt admitted that it Is not al
ways possible to plage a tfirl satisfactorily
the first time.
"They a-e very human, like everyone
else," she declared, "and they will do well
In one place where they will fail In an
other. I always give them three trial and
"When a girl Is In a strange country
without friends to help her It goes to my
heart and I do my best for her. It Is not
always the girl's fault if aha does not do
well. Sometimes She ia too sick or if she
has just oome over too homesick to work.
"One girl I tried in three places. She
would do all right at first and then get
slack. She was a good girl and I was sure
she, did not mean to be lazy, so 1 sent her
to the doctor to see if she was well. Now
she Is in ths hospital, where she has been
operated on for a tumor which had been
taking all her strength. Another girl J
am getting a place for in the south because
she had such colds last winter that she
cuuld not keep a pluoe and the doctor said
she must have a warmer climate."
Ones a girl haa earned a golden bee she
haa a recognised standlBg with the society.
If after that she has a grievance against
her mistress aha can bring It before the
board of directors for settlement. This
privilege ts granted once a year, but ac.
oording to Mrs. Schmidt It Is seldom
claimed, because the girls come and talk
about it to her first and usually settle It
out of court.
Since Its start, twelve years ago, Ameri
can as well as German women have been
the 7 admitted to membership In the society,
which now has SOU members. The annual
dues of 6 entitle a member to the servloea
of the society as often as desired. The
president of the society ia Mrs. F. Von
l'retien Barber; the vice preaklent. Mis.
A. Von Brlesen.
LITERARY EARNINGS OF TODAY
Sir, Koosevelt's F.ngagemeiits Com
pared with Other Literary
1'reseut llterar) conditions are very dif
ferent front what literary conditions were
in the days when Edgar Allen Foe was sat
isfied to receive a fa bill for one of the best
of his grotesque talcs. To avoid any appear
ance of lese mujeste, let us begin with the
president, U Is only a lew months ago that
the newspapers were full of various ex
traordinary Btoriua on this score. Sagamore
Hill, Oyster Bay, wae represented as butng
violently besieged by a troop o( magazine
editors and publishers, who, flrvd by com
petition, were bidding tl a wurd, $1.60 a
word, 2 a word, and even beyond, fur
anything that the president would write. It
was said that one publishing firm had mado
Mr. Hoosevelt a flat offer of Jlnu.OoO for
a book about hla forthcoming visit to Eu
rope; and that another publishing house
had bid $50,000 for a book on sports and
hunting. While the present writer la not
going to discuss these arrairs, real or al
leged, there la no question about the presi
dent, with his exhalted position, und his
dominating personality, having a really
high literary value. At that, as a literary
property pure and simple, he is very fur
behind Mr. Winston Churchill. Once upon
a time an industrious person of a statisti
cal turn of mind figured that 4.o0u spruce
trees had to ba cut dowa In order that
Itlchard Carvel might be printed. From the
story, as a book, and from the royalties
accruing from its dramatisation Klohurd
Carvel yielded Mr. Churchill over 30.ooo.
That book was the greatest individual
money winner. Yet not so far behind have
been The Crisis, Conlston and Mr. Crewe'a
Career. The Bookman.
We Telephone Device.
J. F. I .and of Detroit, formerly with the
Michigan Telephone company and an ox.
pert known throughout the country In Ida
business, has begun the manufacture of n
device which will answer the calls of tele
phones when the party called la put. It
will repeat twice, to each cull of tl.a
phono, any message the person expecting
to be called desires to impart to It.
Mr. Ltmd has incorporated his company
as the Amor lean Annunclphone company.
The guncral cfflcea are In Detroit. Tha
usefulness of the device was explained to
day by the president of the company, K.
"There are many things about Iho an
nunclphone that commend It to the pub
lic," said Mr. Hopkins. "See what a con
venience it will ba to the doctor. Ha
leave his office at times when there ia
nobody to answer the telephone. This,
phonograph arrangement Is told tho piece
to speak and during hi"" entire absent It
answers the telephone. No matter hour
many calls. It tells when the doctor wt!
be back, perhaps It tolls whore he Is, If ha
wishes to Impart that information."
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