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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 20, 19CW.
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gifts I Christmas Thoughts by Omaha Women 1 dinner
Furniture Makes Beautiful, Lasting Gifts
Spirit of Giving
HE charge so frequently mad
from the pulpit and rostrum
that the true Christ ma spirit
In gift-making haa been cor
rupted In tbla age of commer
cialism haa occasioned an In-
quuy among: soma of - the publto
si.irtted won,n of Omaha regarding what
theme they have In mlod whan they make
One of Omaha s wealthiest women, who
makes everything- that ah gives, aald: "I
make gifts to thoae for whom I really car
and because I love these friends I find
pleasure In doing- with my own hands some
thing that I believe will give tbem pleasure.
I alwas give things that can be used and
I truly wish used. My Christmas list In
cluded lees than forty names, but I devote
most of my odd minutes during the year to
making these annual remembrances for
them. I believe that these little things
give more pleasure than anything that I
do. More Important than gifts, however,
I count the Chrlstmaa letters. My letter
list la much longer than my gift list.
These I do not write during the few weeks
Immediately preceding Christmas, but all
through the year and I date them as I
write them. At Chrlstmaa time I mall them
attaching then only the wiah for a Merry
Chrlstmaa This plan I have followed for
years and it enables me to express apprecia
tion that I would hesitate to ezpresa In one
letter after another. I write when the In
spiration cornea and I car. truthfully say
that every letter is from my heart."
I believe the American people put too
great a commercial value upon Chrlstmaa
giving. I can only compare It to the spread
of an epidemic, sapping on mentally and
physically, as well as draining the pocket
book. I believe we ahould simplify Christ
mas giving, and that our gift should ex
press Individuality. Ve ahould make It a
pleasure rather than a task, remembering
that "He gives naught but worthless gold
who glvea from a sense of duty.
MRS. CHARLES W. HATES.
I feel that the right or perfect spirit In
Chrlstmaa giving was Instituted nearly 2,000
years ago, when the infant Jeaua was given
to the world. The gift was Himself, thereby
showing us that unless we put ourselves,
that Is, our whole hearts. In the giving,
we fall In the first principles. The Christ
mas gift that the Magi worshipped brought
happiness and peace to the desert stained,
sun scorched wise men, and we In turn
should have these feelings uppermost in our
remembrances. The Magi In presenting
the gold, frankinscence and myrrah, gave
with loving hearts, which should ever ac
company a gift. Not even from a sense of
duty, but because love prompts the action.
I believe that parents, children, friends
and Sunday schools should promote more
strongly the doctrine - of being "mora
blessed to give than to receive."
When we remember our dear ones, let
us not forget the one outside our hearth
side who, though weighted down with
precious gifts may be yearning for ona
loving word or thought and the poor to
'whom Chrlstmaa always brings a heart-,
ache; let us remember some one less for
tunate than onrselvea In worldly goods. If
only with a loaf of bread and a hearty
hand clasp, given with a happy, loving
spirit. , .
It cost only time to write.' a word or two
of praise and eommendatlon to some soul
who haa beer doing hla or ber level best
In life's work and may render a valuable
We . may not be able to do much, but we
can each one give Tiny Tlm'a "God bless
us, each one," with such a spirit that will
Infuse love, happiness and comfort Into
every one we meet and make the Christmas
tide one of gladness Instead of being bur
densome as It surety Is In many Instances.
MRS. EDWARD JOHNSON.
President Omaha Woman's Club.
I believe the thought that Is uppermost
In my heart as I select and direct my gifts
at Chrlstmaa time Is love for the friend for
whom It Is designed. The old, old words
are borne on every wind, so take the old,
old wish once more from me, "A bright
and happy Chrlstmaa may yours be." And
the longing Is deep and sincere that all
may enjoy the peace and good will we
voice so cheerfully. I believe there la a
humble prayer In my heart that the poor
and the little children may be specially
blessed and happy
MRS. A. B. SO METIS.
I make but few gifts and those are given
with the thought only of the pleasure of the
recipient. But almost better than the gift
Is the Chrlstmaa letter I send to many
friends, expressing sincerely my lova and
appreciation of aome good quality. The
message requires no return.
MRS. A. K. GAULT,
Regent Omaha Chapter Daughters of the
Suggestions for Dinner
F THERE Is one meal of the
year above all others to which
the housewife devotes her moat
painstaking attention It Is the
Christmas dinner. It must not
only be sumptuous, but It must,
In Its modern version at least, be planned
with some reference to the many sweets
upon which the family has surely been nib
bring since the stockings were taken down
early In the morning. It must be substan
tial, no matter what else It may be, and
It must conform to certain traditions,
v The following menua have been contrib
uted, on request, by several Omaha women
who enjoy enviable y-eputatlons aa cooks:
Brown Bread Sandwiches.
Olives. Celery. ((Inner Chips.
Roast Turkey, Btuffed.
Individual Cranberry Jellies.
Glased Sweet Potatoes. Brussels Sprouts.
Cucumber and Ijettuce Salad.
English Plum Pudding, Lemon Sauce.
MISS CLARA. E. BURGOTNE.
Olives. Celery. Citron Sticks.
Roast Turkey. Stuffed.
Individual Cranberry Jellies.
Mashed Potatoes with Cream Gravy.
Green Peaa. Sweet Potatoes.
Sweet Tomato Pickles.
Tomato. Celery and Raisin Salad. Wafers.
Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce.
Nuts. Coffee. Candies.
MRS. HOWARD O. WOODWARD.
To my mind a Christmas gift must be
something given from the genuine wish to
suggest the spirit of the Christmas which
we as Christians are taught from baby
hood to feeL The Intdlnsic value la really
nothing; the sincerity . and regard with
which It Is made Is everything.
EMMA PIERCE COLE,
President Nebraska Federation of Women's
What do I have in mind when I give
Well, mostly I think of the dear familiar
faces in the old home and all of the loving
thoughta that will come back to me by
wireless telegraphy as my gifts to them
are opened; then I think of friends of other
days to whom I am too busy to write all
through the year, but whom I love to re
member at the blessed gift giving season
by aomethtng suggestive of their person
ality; and I think how I would like to see
the children to whom I love most of all to
give gifts, and who grow up so fast that I
never know how big they are this year, and
I wonder If I dare send anything aa childish
as dolls and a train of cars; and I think
of soma who have aeen many Chrlstmaa
days and who have grown old In years, but
whose hearts are young, and I think of the
benediction of their lives, and I see the
halo around the Christ child as I wrap
these gifts; and I am so glad one can send
cards with messagea of good cheer to, the
many friends and acquaintances whom one
meets and passes by during all the busy
year; and I give soma other gifts that
bring memories soma sad and some glad;
n some because of the needs of some lonely
""lives, but I may not mention these; and I
- wish the time were twice as long the week
ti sft-Cbrlnsasx that I might give more
thought to the friends far and near to
. whom I am able to give Christmas gifts.
EMMA F. BTERS.
General Secretary Toung Women's Chris
Olives. Celery. v Stuffed Dates.
Roast Turkey with Oyster Stuffing.
Cranberry Jelly. Ginger Pickles.
Sweet Potatoes. Creamed Cauliflower.
Fruit Salad. Wafers.
English Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce.
MRS. E. E. WHITE.
Stuffed Celery. Olives. Wafers.
, Roast Turkey, Sage and Oyster 8iufflng.
Mashed Potatoes. Cream Gravy.
Cranberry Sauce. Plum Jelly.
Fruit and Nut Salad.
English Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce.
Mincemeat Pie. Pumpkin Pie.
Cheese with Jelly. Crackers.
Candy. Nuts. Stuffed Dates.
MRS. BETTA WAGNER.
Cream of Tomato Soup.
Roast Turkey with Sage Dressing.
Mashed Potatoes. Sweet Potatoes, Candled.
Cream Gravy. Cream Corn.
Celery, Apple and Kaisin Salad.
Mince Pie. Pumpkin Pie.
Cheese. Coffee. Wafers.
MRS. MATILDA E. CLARKE.
Olives. Celery. Crackers.
Roast Turkey, Bread and Oyster Dressing.
Cranberry Jelly. Plum Jelly.
Potato Souflee. Candied Sweet Potatoes.
Cream Gravy. Green Peas.
Celery and Raisin Salad In Tomato Cups!
Mince Pie. Pumpkin Pie.
Cream Cheese with Jelly. Wafers.
Nuts. Candy. Coffee. Fruit.
MRS. OSCAR R1ZER.
What to Eat offers the following mora
Consomme. Bread Sticks.
Olives. Stuffed Celery.
Roast Young Goose, Potato Stuffing.
Clarified Apple Sauce. Creamed Onions.
Sweetbread and Mushroom Croquettes.
Sweet Peas. Hungarian Carrots.
Pineapple and Tomato Salad.
Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauce.
Cream Nut Pie.
Cheese. J Crackers.'
r?S83 ulure Payments on Goods Purchased
How May be Made Comm-nci
in February . . .
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OlUiIu combination Bookcisi
Terms: ft rash; 80c weekly.
Exactly like illustration. It
la made of selected solid oak,
of very beautiful grain. Highly
polished, combines a commod
ious book compartment with a
large and usefufwrltlng desk.
It makes an ideal gift for son
or daughter. An extra special
at the above low price.
6alj Born'shed Clock Actiil!y
Worth S3.50 Special this Sals
These handsome clocks are made In a
fancy design and are a beautiful orna
ment as well as a valuable timepiece.
The movements are fully guaranued and
It is an excellent timekeeper. They are
gold burnished and are highly polished.
The special price Is for this sale only.
Buys this Massive
Terma: fl cash; BOc weekly.
Nothing makes a happier or more
acceptable Xmas gift than a Morris
chair. This Morris chair is made ot
genuine quartered-sawed oak and is
Tery highly polished. The upholster
ing Is In Spanish leather, has full
spring seat and shaped, tufted back.
Massive carved claw feet. Positively
the best value In the city.
Dinner Sets Make Handsome Christ
56-riECE DIXXEIt SETS In beautiful spray pat
terns. Genuine English ware; colors are green
drab. Regular value 8.50; Bpecial
Xmas price only
lOO-PIECE DINNER SETS Handsome spray pat
terns in the famous Austrian china. Handsome
sets in pink and yellow. Actual value
S 1 6.5 0 T special Xmas price only..
Buys a Beautiful
12x9 Brussels Rug
Buy Us i ful
Terms, 91 Cash; SOo Weekly
A Rug makes a most
beautiful and acceptable
Christmas gift. We carry
a very large stock and the
assortment Is very beauti
ful. As a Christmas spe
cial we offer you the above
Rug. which Is made of
guaranteed worated yatna
and will give excellent
wear. An extra special
value at the above price.
J6U! & FARNAM STREETS. OMAHA.
(The Peoples ruraltur k Carpet Co. .Established 1887.)
Far This Beau
Terms, SOo Weekly.
(Exactly like cut)
Made of solid oak, highly
polished. Makes an Ideal
Xmas gift, "and at the
above price la a wonder
WORK OF TUE WOMEN'S CLUBS
President and Vice President of Fed
eration Will Visit Panama,
GO TQ STRENGTHEN CLUB WGEK
srTr Less Espeailve Kntertat
sne.t of Assail Coaveatloa
Billboard Ad verttslagr.
Mrs. Phi lip X. Moora of 9t. Louis and
Mrs. John Tckensoa 8herman of Chicago,
preslde-t rnd first vice president of the
General Federation of Womrt'i clubs, will
sail front New York January 18 for Pan
Am TI .-i In th lnlMt f-1 1 1 K ,v.
st'nt a aon.an to Panama to establl flubs
for the wemen. recognising In this move
ment u m"t valuable medium of affhrd-
-kf the wo-Tien of the Canal sone a serious
line of work that would also serve aa a
diversion and relieve the monotony of their
temporary residence in the tropica. The
government haa d. ne all possible to retain
the womeu of the families of the engineer
ing force rpon the canal. In Panama, be
lieving the presence there will do much
to ke-p the more desirable class of men.
In addition to serving aa a diversion for
the women, the cluba have done valuable
work fcr Imnrovement In conditlona. The
Canal Zone Federation has been effected
and Its wcrk Is of the same progressive
character, educational, sociological and
philanthropic as the Women's clubs of the
Mrs. Moore and Mrs. S'.icr.nan go to en
courage and strengthen this organisation.
State Federation Meet ins;.
The Nebraska Federation of Worn- n s
chits Is st 11 without an Invitation for it
annual convention next Octol-r. Both of
the loans that had expected to extend an
Invitation hive since bten forced to as
sume other obligations at the time of the
state convention that will make It difficult.
If possible, to take the club meeting It Is
the unanimous opinion of the state board of
directors that It Is bettrr to hold th. con
vention in cne of the smaller towns than
In Omaha or Lincoln. Many of those towns
have, however, expressed hesitation at In
viting the meeting when the larger towns
might provide better entertainment. Then,
too. tho expense of entert lining the con
tention Is heavy upon tho smaller club, and
This institution la the only one
in the central wet with separate
buildings situated in their own
ample grounds, yet entirely dis
tinct and rendering it possible to
classify cases. The one building
being fitted for and devoted to the
treatment of noncontagious and
nonmental diseases, no others be
ing admitted. The other. Rest
Cottage, being designed for and
devoted to the exclusive treatment
ot select mental cases, requiring
for a time watchful care and spe
where social affairs are provided this en
tertainment becomes a tax. The banquet
Is one of the most popular forms of enter
tainment, but It is expensive. In discussing
this question at Its recent meeting the
board agreed that It la the better plan,
where banquets are given, for each women
to pay for her own plate. This Is but a
small expense to each of the women and
relieve the boateas club not only of a
heavy expense, but of much trouble.
Club women generally recognise the fact
that the real object of the convention is
not sociability and, while It la desirable
that such gatherings afford opportunity
for better acquaintance among the club
members, the social aide of the gathering
should be reduced to a proportion consis
tent with the real object of the gathering.
More desirable even than the banquet as
a means of getting acquainted la the
reception. This need not be an elaborate
affair. In fact. It is desirable that It
should not be. A suitcase, at most, should
be sufficient to accomodate the needa of
but three days, but this will hardly pro
vide for a reception gown or gown, that
will suffer from being crushed. It Is
sufficient however for the needs of an
Informal reception, wfhere fancy waists
should be quite proper.
W. C. T. V. Mwsieale.
Frances Wlllard Women's Christian Tem
perance union has announced January 14
aa the date of the muslcale to be given by
Max 1 Landow and Sobeskl. under Its
auspices. This will be the first of a series
of musicales to be given under the auspices
of the union.
An attractive advertising scheme haa
been announced for Us second number, the
musical lecture. A prise of tS5 has been
offered for the best advertising poster
drawn or painted by students of the public
schools. This prize will be In five awards,
the first being tlO. the two second $a, third
S3 and fourth ti. A committee from the
Woman's club art department will Judge
Sample posters will be on exhibition at
the public library and three weeka will
be allowed for making these for the con
test. Advertising for Teas ranee.
Nebraska Woman's Christian Temperance
union has Inaugurated a new feature In its
campaign for temperance, the use of the
bill board. One lot of 4,000 posters, 7x10 feet,
entitled "The Real Issue," has been printed
for distribution among unions of the state
that will have them posted In conspicuous
places on bill board. The same picture Is
being provided In post card form for Bale
at Woman's Christian Temperance union
headquarters at Lincoln. The headquar
ters has become a busy placw during the
last month, comprising two offices and re
ception room, with Mrs. Francea B. Heald,
state president. In charge and a steno
grapher and other assistants.
Weaaew C meets Depavrt.
Mrs. Nellie Kedaie Jones left Friday even
ing for her borne in Kalamasoo, Mich.,
after spending the week In Omaha the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson.
Mrs. Jones came to speak before the
model kitchen department of the National
Corn exposition and was one of the chief
attractions of it lecture course. Mrs.
Jones also appeared before the Woman's
club and was one of the muck entertained
guests of the week.
Mrs. 11. L Keefe of Welthlll. ex-prealdent
of the Nebraska Federation of Women's
clubs, also spent the week in Omaha, a
guest at the home of Mrs. P. H. Cole.
She returned to her home Sa'.u.-day.
The current topics department of the
Omaha Woman's club will not hold any
more nesting uaUI after the heydays.
The next meeting of the department will be
held In the club parlors January 12, 1909.
Owing to the Christmas holidays the liter
ary department of the Woman's club ban
postponed Its meeting two weeks, the next
meeting to be held January , 1900, when
Mrs. Millard Langfeld, leader of the de
partment, will have returned from the east
MAKING "HOME-MADE" SAUSAGE
Tested Keclpe for Preparing; and How
th. Mlatnre May Be
There are many methods of making sau
sage meat, most of them varying In pro
portions only. All of them require the use
of young pork, though some recipes de
mand more fat meat than others. How
ever sausage Is made. If It be kept any
length of time It must be packed in bags
or jars and covered fully an Inch thick
with melted lard. This recipe for a deli
cious farmer's aausage calls for ten pounds
of meat run through the sausage or meat
grinder, then spread on a clean table,
where It la seasoned with a quarter pound
salt, one ounce pepper, a half ounce hand
rubbed sage and a quarter ounce ground
ginger. The .latter is to prevent tasting the
sausage for several hours after eating, as
persons with weak digestions sometimes
do. The proportion of fat and lean is
usually about seven pounds lean to three
pounds fat and tenderloin ahould repre
sent about one-third of the lean.
W'fctte Lake Maraasaallew Filllav
Two cups sugar (one granulated and one
powdered), one-half cup butter, one cup
milk (or water), three cups of flour, two
teaspoons baking powder, and the whites
of three eggs. Beat the sugar and butter
to a cream. Sift the flour and baking
powder together, three times; add some
flour to the creamed sugar and butter,
then a little milk and so on until the milk
Is used up. Beat the egga until light and
continue with them the same way. Bake
In three layers and spread with the fol
lowing filling: Filling Three-fourths cup
granulated augar, white of one egg. Put
the sugar on stove, with just enough hot
water to cover; boll untU It will harden In
cold water. Pour on the well beaten egg.
stir briskly. Cut eighteen, marshmallows
In small pieces (use the scissors to cut
them with) and atlr into the boiled icing
while hot Flavor with vanilla.
Six large pears, two cupful of water, six
cloves, two heaping tablespoons of sugar,
half a cupful of raisin wine, half a lemon,
one and a half talbleapeonfuls of powdered
Peel and quarter the pears, put In a pan
with the water, cloves and augar. Cover
the pan and put In the oven until the pears
are quite tender. Dip a plain mold Into
cold water, and when the pears are ready
place them In the mold
Put Into a saucepan one cupful of the
juic. from the pears, rh. raisin wine, th.
lemon Julc and th. gelatine. Let thee
simmer for six or sight minutes. Then
strain the liquid over the pears and allow
It to cooL ' When quite cold, dip the mold
Into tepid water and slip the contents onto
a silver or crystal dlah. Serve with whip
ped and sweetened cream.
Pratt tarsi Hsflss,
Take (we eupa ot grains of gold, one cup
of whrte flour, four teespoonfuls of sugar,
one-half teaapoonful of salt, two teaapoon
fuls of baking powder, ens tablespoonful
of butter, two eggs, one and one-half cup
ful of milk, one cupful of a&y kind of
fruit, peeled and siloed. Bake In a hot
ovan twenty pilnule la gauXfla peaa.
WHAT'S THE USE OF WORK?
How Those Living by Their Wits
leyy Tribute on the Witless.
NEW TRICKS OP THE TRADE
ease Experience 8 k owl as; How
Easily People Are Separated
front Their Money by
A woman dressed In a Directolre gown
and diamonds, lately entered a New York
barber shop, which makes a speciality of
eradicating black eyea, such as are com
monly acquired In the amusement district.
The woman sought a private audience with
the manager, and lifting her heavy veil
showed a badly discolored optic. She had
gained It, she said. In an argument with
a woman to whom her husband was un
duly attentive. The expert gave artistic
effort to the eye for three hours and re
stored It to Its naural hue. The customer
was enchanted and offered pro fused thanks.
She considered th. fee of $10 all to small
for such a piece of genre.
But suddenly she discovered that ahe
had left her purse at her hotel. Would ths
kind barber call a taxlcab and ride with
her to th. Knickerbocker hotel, when she
would pay him SIS for his work and his
The flattered black eye artist accepted
the proposal. At the Knickerbocker hotel
the woman asked the man to wait in the
lobby while she went to her apartmenta.
He waited. After an hour it occured to him
that the fair customer might not resent
a telephone Inquiry aa to when she was
coming down with the t& He gave the
woman's name to the desk clerk, who said
no such person was registered. The elevator
man explained to th barbar that the
woman had descended to the subway Just
an hour before.
Other cases of graft and lngenioua ras
cality are described by Don Mark Lemon
In The Bohemian magaslne. There was
man who rented a small room In a New
York office building and had the door
Inscribed with gold letters, "Henry Harrl
man. Watch and Diamond Merchant." He
Invested In a large letter box and proceeded
to knock off several hundred typewritten
letters to as many newspapers throughout
th country, inclosing ten cents In stamp
In each letter and asking for a copy of
each paper. When the newspapers came
Henry Harrlman scanned the death columns
and picking out one or two likely names
from very paper, sent the deceased a type
written letter asking hlra kindly to remit
the final payment of $10 on a $100 diamond !
ring, and the jewel, which he had pur
chased on Instalments, would be forwarded
by express. A bill and a circular Inclosed
added to th genuine appearance of the
transaction. A majority of the widow
who opened thla letter addressed to the
departed were a much pleased as surprised
and they hastened to send $10 to the dia
mond . merchant. They soon received
acknowledgement of th remittance with
thanks and a statement that the diamond
would arrive safely within twenty days,
direct from th Importing house. Henry
Harrtman netted over $10,000 from thla
profitable business In two months, when
the poetofflca Inspectors looked Into th
matter. He got away aafely.
Am Explosion that Palled.
A violent explosion among the contents
of aa express aaf on a train running be
tween Philadelphia and Washington jaystj-
thousands mm NOT
The time Is mighty short and while prophesying isn't merchandising yet who Is going to serve
you BEST these last buying days and hours before Christmas?
COMBS' JEWELRY STORK has for 20 years served it's patrons punctually and generously
right up to the last minute and our plan seems highly appreciated. We will meet and complete any
NOT THE LARGEST
JUST THE BEST
Stock for Christmas buyers, because It Is
THE JEWELRY STOCK THAT'S ALL NEW SINCE THE FIRE
Our store is Btlll filled with snappy, attractive and even tempting gifts for every conceivable
age, taste and requirement, and if .you will COME TO OI R COUNTERS AT OXCE. we wUl make your
shopping the most pleasing possible.
THE OMEGA MAN IS HERE
WITH HIS ni'GE STOCK OP SPECIALS AXI ODDITIES and will be till Christmas and the
prices on OMEGAS THIS WEEK will make ANYBODY HAPPY. '
OPEN EVENINGS FOR YOU
T. L. COM BS CO.
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS
Cim urn n i siasniis i I I l mi H ' I ui i i min lis"" 'nnii ism n ii ,i mti mini isimmsmiiiis ,
i n mi in i i ' ' -' i susnirlmtniinnrs aaisi aifi s it a iiisi nsnaamai Mimtif i ' 1 "
fied the detectives for some time. All
kinds of valuable packages were blown to
pieces, making the company liable for their
value. It was thought at first that the
explosion was caused by an Infernal ma
chine in a package that bad been addressed
to a public man. Finally It waa discovered
that an Ingenious swindler had forwaWed
by express a package of explosives timed
by the clock to go off about two hours
after shipment. The package was tinted
to contain pearls and the swindler hoped
to collect SluO insurance, for the aake of
which he was willing, to destroy thousands
of dollars' worth of property.
A while ago a customer In a Boston de
partment store had the misfortune to brush
atralnst and knocked over a vase marked
down to $139. A nervous Uttla Frenchman
he was, and be was horrified wnen
the floorwalker told him he must
pay for the damage. He searched
his pockets, finding only small
change. At length he discovered a $50 ex
press draft In his blllbook and reluctantly
allowed the floorwalker to deduct the value
of the vase from the amount of the draft,
receiving the balance In cash. Later the
express draft waa returned from the bank
A Bona Jewel.
The proprietor of a New York fruit store
was informed by a woman of stylish make
up that she had lost a diamond ring among
his cratea. If It waa found she wouid b
glad to pay flOO for the return of the ring
at ber hotel. Boon after a tough-looking
passerby furtively picked up something be
tween two crates on th sidewalk. It was
tha missing ring, wblch he surrendered In
consideration of a $10 bill. The proprietor
sent to the hotel, but the woman could not
b found and the ring waa adjudged value-
A vounar man of Illinois, lust married.
conceived a hrifhl plan of. aco,uirlnf linen I
to start up housekeeping. He hired a
wagon adorned to a laundry sign and drove
about the atreets offering cut rates on
washing, with the result that he soon col
lected everything needful But the police
got after him, and sheets, tsbleclothrs and
curtains were restored to chagrined house
wives. Another enterprising person trans
formed himself Into a coal company for
ten hours during 'a cold spell, using a small
office, a few placards and some pints of
assorted coal aa stock in trade. He col
lected the money tor not a few tons of
coal, at low rates paid In advance, before
retiring from business at nightfall.
The simple-minded pawnbroker Is occa
sionally swindled by a woman confederal
of a man who has borrowed a hundred
dollars on a diamond pin. The woman ap
pears accompanied by a policeman and
clalma the pin as stolen property. If the
pawnbroker refuses to surrender the pin
it msy cost him more to fight the case
A German doctor was responsible for an
elaborate swindle st the expense of a
wealthy western man who lived In a se
cluded villsge with a few servants and his
llttla daughter. The child had an Incur
able cerebro-splnal disease which waa
marked by a frequent barklike hiccough.
There came to live In the village a widow
whose little girl had Just the same disease.
The father felt a peculiar sympathy for a
case of misfortune that paralleled that in
hla own household, and he gave employ
ment to th widow about his home. A few
months later the German doctor arrived
In town and began to practice. Th widow
went to him. He treated her child and
soon she was perfectly cured. Tbe man
hastened to plac hi own daughter under
tha German' car. It cost him about
lao.eoo. The doctor cashed ths check and
decamped. Th "daughter"' of th widow
had been trained to simulate the dlseas
which attUi-led the I
CHAMINADE IN WASHINGTON
Mrs. Kooaevrlt, Mrs. Taft and Mrs.
Long-worth A aoi Tno Wks
Mm. Cecil e Charolnade's recital at the
National theater In Washington last week,
the French composer attracted a large and
fashionable audience. Mrs. Roosevelt oc
cupied one of the boxes, and among others
had with her Mrs. Nicholas Longworth,
who ' looked particularly well In a smart
tailor-made ault of plum-colored broad
cloth. With It she wore a small toque of
the same shads and black fox furs. Mrs.
Taft. wife of. the president-elect, waa on
the opposite aide of the bouse, as the guest
of Mrs. Charles A Williams and Miss Will
lama Mrs. Tft wore a smart, close-fitting
suit of London smoke, with a toque of ths
The French ambassador and Mme. Jus
serand were In another box, and had among
their guests Mrs. Herbert Parsons.
wir cutting writ"sought
Cssissirrt f fsrrrst Join Street Cn
Company In Asking; Injunction,
Nine consumers of electric current from
the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Rail
way company's aires have joined that com
pany In the suit for a permanent Injunc
tion to prevent the city from cutting wires.
Their petitions of Intervention were filed
8atu:day. Judge Estelle some time ago re
fused a temporary injunction and the case
will come up on It merits within a few
The companies Joining In th suit are
Mi-Cord-Rrady company, Omaha Structural
Steel works, Wearne Bros., Klopp A Bart
lett company, Haydea Bros., Wilson Steam
Boiler company, Drake-Williams-Mount
company, Thomaa T. Stroud and BurkJey
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