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THE OMAIIA SUNDAY BEE: ATOIL 4, 1903.
At trie "New Kind of a Women' Suit Store
gpecSal' Easter galg"
Fashionable Eastor Suits and Drosses at
40 Loss Than Usual Prices
Comf here for the mmt beautiful Easter suits in Omaha. Beautiful creations all of them, and at
very low price. Come and choose the luit yon like bent, and jrou will pay Just about 40 per cent less
than other stores charge for similar grades. Our stock of suits and dresses is now complete, and you
may rest assured of a satisfactory selection.
This sale offers you an opportunity to own a stylish new Easter suit for a very small outlay. Come
and avail yourself of this rare chance to save money, and at the same time be stylishly dressed on
Easter morn. ....
During Uils sale we are selling ' r
$13.00 Soils for 510
We know these will please you.
Big stock of these for you to se
lect from, all leading shades and
a great variety of materials Re
tail value $18; our fac- Pin
tory price, only.
$20 Soils lor $12.50
No other store in this town can af
ford to sell these $12.50 suits for less
than $20. We eliminate middlemen's
profits here and sll direct at the
maker's price. Your choice at this
price In a variety of series. Pana
mas and shaw6d stripes, 10 Cf
retail value $20, mlt.IlLl
here, at -ww
$2S Soils for $15
No words can describe the beauty -'
of the handsome garments, man)
new models shown for the first
time. These suits come in all
the leading shades and fabrics.
$25.00 values, C1C
. . IU
$30 Soils for $17.50
V big selection of two and three
piece suits in a variety of shades,
and materials. Beautiful styles
and exquisitely trimmed. , These
come in fancy serges, panamas
and-hard finished wor-917 (ifl
teds, $30 value, here at. 1 1 (Mil
$35 Soils for $20
Handsomely trimmed and beauti
fully made suits. All new spring
. shades, handsomely lined with
fine silks. Real $35
value, selling here for.
$10 Soils lor $25 '
The cream of the season's entire
production in all the handsomest
and most novel spring colorings
in 3-piece styles. Fashionable
suits at very low prices.
$40 values on sale, at. .
to ram oxwt siscovitt cottfoh
Cot this oat and present it to the
Salesman and you'll receive roar 10
per cent cash discount.
As- an extra Inducement to have
you buy direct from the makers, we'll
allow a 10 per rent discount on all
purchases made before April 16th. but
this coupon must be presented when
purchases, are made. -
0OOD TTJTTIX, APatlXi 15th, '09.
FKLSJCESa CX.OAK SUIT PULOS,
M leta and Davenport Bta.
Princess Cloak & Suit Parlors
. Under Management of the
GOODYEAR RAINCOAT CO.
Cor. 16th nnd Davenport Streets.
Open Until 9 P. M. F .'nings Until Easter.
Separate Skirt Styles
Narrow Gored Skirts Show Inset Fan Pleatings in
Front and Sides Skirts Cut Regulation Styles Have
Raised Tabs, Front and Back, to Form Panel Effect.
HILE there is nothing radically
V A 71 new in separate , sklrU this
yy I season, - there Is Just enough
to distinguish them from those
worn during the last season.
First of all, there is a wider showing ot
the high cut skirt, which, taking the cos
tume tendency into consideration, is well
thought of. These high cut skirts are es
pecially well thought 'of for summer wear,
for a high out skirt of whit or other light
material, when worn with matching waist,
has every semblance of a one-piece, dress.
For early spring, a number of the cloth
skirts show the high cut skirt. Not all
skirts, however, are cut high, 'for-Thany"
show stitched belt or girdle, which, .'for
practical purposes la better liked than the ,
high cut garment. -., r -,
Fewer Cores) 1 bub Y.esw Flaref
Although a number of the new skirts are
quite full af the feet, the better style- gar
ments show a decided absence of flare.
Skirts are- out with fewer gores, which does
much to eliminate the flare, even - in the
fuller models., Circular cut skirts are also
to be seen,, but as separate garments the
gored skirts are better liked. Many of the
gored skirts show a few fan pleats, not too
wide nor too full, set In at side gores.
Bome skirts are cut so narrow that these
pleats are often necessary to the freedom
of movement of the wearer. The Inverted
pleat in habit back effect and the plain
cut habit back are seen In all the new
models. A few skirts show the fan pleat
ing set In the back gores.
Nothing seems to have been found that
will answer as a substitute for voile, for
It promises for as much popularity as ever.
Fanclly striped and : plain weaves are
well liked, with a leaning towards the plain
effects. Although voile can stand a large
amount ot trimming, the tendency seems
to be for neater and more tailored effects.
Self and button trimmings are used widely,
while the silk and satin band trimmings
are. still to be seen among the popular
priced models. , Voile Is especially adapted
for the tunio skirt; therefore, this model
Is oftener to be seen among- the voile than
among the heavier materials. ' Panama
seems to have lost none of Its popularity
of the last few' seasons, 'serge and mohair
are-employed freely , for the utility skirts
which are shown In large numbers and in
the season's , various .styles. t ,
Skirts . Are Considerably Losger, -
Although the utility walking skirt is
again shown In a length that escapes the
ground, the very short skirt Is no longer
considered very- smart. Train lengths,
however, are not shown very freely In the
separate garments, however well thought
of they may be In costumes and dresses.
The ready-made skirts very seldom show
the finished hem. A wide basted hem al
lows the purchaser the choice of length.
Wlille front and side button skirts are by
no means the novelty they were the last
few seasons, a number of new skirts are
made - on that modet. Side effects are
shown, but back fastened skirts seem to
liave come to their own again, for some
of -the high-class models are fastened thut
Wash Skirts in White and Color.
Wash skirts are made of linen, rep, cot
ton poplin and several linen Imitations,
and are shown In white and colors of tan,
various shades of blue and even a number
of novelty rose and wistaria shades. The
panel front cut high above the waist and
in few gores Is a favorite style in wash
skirts and the trimming consists of self
material stitching, flat wash braids and
buttons. In misses' sizes, the plaited
models still seem to hold their own, but
there Is much less fullness and the plaits
are not as deep and are stitched down
flatly below the knee.
A number of the models that show scarc
ity of gores show a few Inset plaits at each
gore which are about knee deep.
Belted Skirts aad Trlmmtnars.
A number of the belted and high cut
skirts show the accompanying sash and
girdles made of some soft materials and
prettily finished with tassel ornament and
fringe. The trimming of the girdle Is re
peated In effective touches on the skirt
Buttons and loops In simulated button hole
effect are also - much In evidence. Orna
mental loops - are made of silk,.' satin and
flat and round braid, while self material
with tiny edge of piping la seen on tre plain
tailored models. A number of the high
skirts are cut higher in front and .back
in panel affect, which leaves the sides
considerably lower and forms the correct
paneled princess gown when Worn with
waist to match or harmonise.
. Black aad Color.
- Although black is always a greatly 'fa
vored skirt color, this season black is bet
ter thought of than ever. Among the fancy
materials soma blue, . tan and gray are
shown to quite an extent, . while . among
the novelty light worsteds, silks and wash
fabrics, there Is a sprinkling of the light
and novelty shades to be seen. White has
become a staple and la especially well
thought of for spring and summer and Is
to be seen among the skirts of cloth as
well as among those of wash fabrics.
COME TO PUSH IRISH WARES
Mrt. T. P. O'Connor's Plan for a Shop
in New York. .
BUST WOMAN TELLS LOT OF STUFF
Talks Aboat the Troubles of the
Wife of am M. P Thlaks Baa
lish Wosaoa Will Ilavo Votes
i la Five Years.
NEW YORK, March 37. Mrs. T. P.
O'Connor, wife of the oldest In point of
service of the Irish members of the House
of Commons, is over here for a fortnight
The famous "Tay Pay" is one of the most
popular men of bis party and Mrs. Tay
Pay is referred to by returning visitors as
the best known American woman in Lon
don. - '
Her reputation In this respect does not
seem to have suffered by transplanting.
At the Hotel Patterson her suite of rooms
resembles the double set of a French farce
in which people are coming in and going
out with such rapidity that it makes the
head ax he, or the squirrel entrance of the
Waldorf-Astoria at tea hour.. The electric
button at the outer door of the sitting roqm
Is pressed continually by eager fingers, and
accompanying It is the telephone belt
Feminine friends rush in and press her
to throbbing hearts with ecstatlo embraces.
One young woman in evening gown at 11
a. m. had dropped In the evening before
to have a few moments quiet chat and
had discovered eo many subjects that must
bo discussed that she had stayed all Bight
Once a name is announced by the patient
Buttons and Mrs. O'Connor looks about
helplessly at the mural decoration ot spring
bats with sympathetic faces beneath.
"Do know her?" she asks.
The many beaded decoration makes a
Buttons suggests that she is an intimate
"Of course," says Mrs. 6'Connor. "If
I don't .remember her- name she Is sure to
She Bxalalaa Mer Aaaeyaaee.
The sadness of an expression which, is
ordinarily mirth provoking is explained la
"You see," she says, 'It Isn't a rase of
merely j forgetting the name and remem
bering the face; that is a sort of half way
satisfaction. I forget both and in conse
quence my life is a series of tragic
"One a woman rushed up to me on the
street and we became Immediately en
grossed' in a conversation of an intimate
nature touching events and people of com
moa interest. I felt she must be someone
whom X vary veil or sbs would aotj
have been so terribly glad to see me or
know so much Ubout me, so as we separ
ated I begged her, simply begged her to
come Into tea very soon. She said she
would and the r.ext day she came sailing
In at the tea hour.
"The other guests drifted away and we
were left tete-a-tete and had a most en
joyable time. Mr. O'Connor happened to
go through the room once in his usual
busy way and I thought I detected an ex
pression ot surprise on his face, but before
I could really wake up to the knowledge
that It was there my guest had resumed
her amusing anecdotes of vne and another
with which she was regaling me.
"When we met at dinner Mr. O'Connor
said casually. 'So you and Mrs. White have
made up? I thought you said you would
never torsive her?'
"Mrs. Write was a worr.an with whom
I had ha.1 a serious falling out at a
previous epoch and my husband with his
wonderfully retentive mind had quoted me
"Was that-er-er Mrs. Whiter' I stam
mered. " 'Certainly it was Mrs. White he said
sternly. 'Do you mean .to say you were
taking tea in your own house with a
woman whom you didn't know a woman
you had vowed you wouldn't know any
"All I eould do was to shake my head
in absolute and utter " confusion. Until
that moment I had absolutely no idea
who the woman was. Of course, then,
too, late, I remembered everything. I
certainly gained one lesson, however, and
that Is that It does not do for a woman
who is absent-minded to allow herself
the luxury of having enemies.
Other Troahlea la Her Life.
"Now that we are on the subject. I may
as well Initiate you Into some of the
seamy sides ot life of a woman whose
husband Is a prominent figure In the po
litical world. There are people who be
lieve It a rose-strewn path. Take my
word for It. there are thorns and rough
"Mr. O'Connor in a moment of marital
confidence following some such event as
I have related described to me in most
eloquent and convincing language the
melancholy of the position of a man In
the public eye whose wife did not remem
ber from day to day the names and face
of the people to whom was due at least
the slight compliment of that kind.'
"I took the lesson seriously and shortly
after It we attended a dinner given by
some political club at one of ti.e fash
ionable hotels In London. It waa nails
an affair, snd there must have been a
great many guests whom I had never met
before, but whenever I saw anythlug that
approached an expression of friendliness
I beamed In ecstatic fervor. I even put
myself to the trouble of gaslng about In
search of such evidences of previous ac
quaintance. "Just before dinner waa announced a
young man came and stood at the door of
the saloon, rubbing his glasses and looking
about with a shy and bewildered glance.
He caught my eye and determined to leave
no doubt In the mind of my husband that
I was cordially Inclined toward his con
stituents and their friends. I selected this
person as example of wifely sentiment
So I arose, rushed, fairly rushed, across
the room, seised him by the hand and
told him how delighted I was that we had
"Like the ancient mariner, I held him
with my glittering eye while I talked in
my very beat manner, utterly Ignoring his
confusion, which I attributed to the very
natural embarrassment of a young man
selected so conspicuously for my atten
tions. Fortunately dinner was announced
very soon after, and as we started for the
dining room I cast a look full of triumph
In the direction of my husband, expecting
to get at least a slight recognition of my
charm of manner, which I felt pervading
the entire atmosphere. His look waa icy
In the extreme.
"After we were seated I looked about
and discovered that the young man I had
chosen as focus for my efforts was the
leader of the orchestra of four pieces which
accompanied the repast
Sea Hopes te Reform Ker.
"I think It was dating from that moment
that my husband realised the futility of
any attempt to make me over In this re
spect and has even given up joking on the
subject Not so, my son. Naturally he be
lieves there Is still hope. of amendment,
and I have no doubt he thinks that the
sly jests with which be entertains our
guests on this subject will have a good
eflfect That la so like a son. Mine, by
the way, is a dear boy and a clever artist
"Son and I were walkln7 one day re
cently along King's road, and I nodded
and smiled blithely to a rather peculiar
looking person whom ws met and who
looked as If he knew us.
"Who is that, mother T" he asked.
" That,' I responded at once, sure that
the name was on the tip of ray tongue,
Why that Is er, why, oh. I cannot re
member his name this very second, but
you must remember him. Why we meet
him every time we go out'
" Ob, yes, I remember him perfectly,'
answered son. 'He keeps a pubtio bouse
down the street a bit. but I didn't know
you ranked him among your friends.'
"Wasn't that unflllal? And I wish you
could have heard him laugh, the most
irritating laugh. Whenever we meet a
specially disreputable character now son
alwoys points him out as one of mother's
At this point Mrs. O'Connor deprecates
her own sense of humor and saye she had
determined to keep tb interview along
serious lines, but something had side
tracked bar afainst bar will aad that now
fim$:J mm Wis su
fa hi I fcS V ' i h v
' ff M l ; VaMfcV VK
Zjfr ti n 1 w "
The Rome Hotel
Convenient to Elevator and Stairway
For Street, Reception or
Women will find it decidedly
to their advantage to visit this
Exclusive Quality Shop
Linen Frocks, . $17.50 to $35.00
Street Suits, . . $25.00 to $65.00
Reception Gowns, $35.00 to $97.50
Moderate Prices Predominate.
No Charge for Alterations.
The Rome Hotel
she intends to follow' out her original line
, Why She Came Over.
This refers to her mission to this coun
try, which Is concerned with the establish
ment of a branch shop for the exhibition
and sale of Ireland's products, to be con
ducted under the direction and in connec
tion with the Irish Industries society, with
which Mrs. T. P. O'Connor has been con
nected for many years and of which Lady
Cadogan is now president. -
"In London we have accomplished a
tremendous amount of work In this direc
tion," she says. "In New York, there
should be a larger market for Irish laces
than in London.
"And the Irish products are not limited
by the lace output; that la only one of
many. The Irish Industries association Is
Just as Interested and pushes with just as
much vigor the knitted work, the embroid
eries, the manufactures of silk and linen
and the homespuns.
"We want especially tp make popular the
poplins, which had a decided vogue here
a few years ago, but for some reason have
died out In avor. Certainly no one can
died out in favor. Certainly no one can
Irish fabric whlcii is so woven that the
surface is altogether pure silk, while firm
ness is given by the wool in the Interior.
Such skill and watchfulness are required
In the manufacture thut the Dublin poplin
makers refuse to allow any one who has
not served a seven-year apprenticeship or
who is not the oldest son of a poplin maker
to work as s poplin weaver. The beauty
of the colorings has been attributed to the
popularity of the Dublin water."
She's a Saffraaette.
Mrs. Connor disclaims any wish to be
classified as a clubwoman, although she
Is a member, not very active, of the Ly
ceum club, which has many American
members. She was' also one of the first
presidents of the Society of Women Jour
nalists, to which office she was succeeded
by Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Naturally, some
thing has to be said about the suffrage
"I am not a militant suffragette please
say suffragette," says Mrs. O'Connor, "but
I heartily approve of their methods be
cause I do not believe In any other way
could the publlo attention have been
focussed on the couse. I predict that In
five years women will get what they want
In this respect, five years at fha least 1
mean, of course, the women of England.
"One of my reasons for this is because
they have tbe sinews of war, and when
you think that thla money comes from
women a great deal of It by the sacrifices
of the sex who do not love sacrifices you
appreciate the fact that it means more
than the face value would seem to signify.
Take Elisabeth Robins, for example. When
the play 'Votes for Women,' recently given
here, ran at the Court theater In London
she devoted all the proceeds to the cause,
and Miss Robins is not a rich woman.
"Her example has been followed by many
others,' and to these gifts are added the
contributions of women who have plenty
and are Interested In the cause. If another
reason waa needed for my belief It might
be found in the saying of some celebrated
statesman that when two women intrigue
monarchies may fall.
"There were not less than 10,000 women
who marched in the famous procession ot
last year from Westminster to Albert hall,
all working, or intriguing as tbat states
man would have called it ' for universal
suffrage; and if two can arouse suspicion
that their efforts will be rewarded it la no
wonter, is It that tbe present policy of the
English statesmen is one of close scrutiny
and arrested action? He doesn't apparently
Aara to announce blmseU Inimical, and so
he hesitates; and I suppose the man, like
the woman, who hesitates Is lost
Why She Dlda't Go to Jail.
"My reason for not going to Jail is, I
suppose, found In the temperamental fact
that I am not really a fighter. I am one
of the council of peace who expect and
hope everything will be settled by arbitra
tion. But I am an ardent admirer of all
the militant crowd especially of ChrUtabel
Pankhurst, who is the picturesque figure
in the demonstration.
"Like the Englishman, I am a lover of
nerve and pluck, and besides these quali
ties she Is the possessor of wit and youth
and charm. A very significant fact it
seemed to me, was shown at the suffra
gette ball given not long ago, where she
was the undoubted belle, and she could
have filled her program over dosens of
"After it was over you'd meet some fine
English chaps, about here and there, who
would tell you with the air of having done
something really remarkable that they got
half a dance with Miss Pankhurst at the
ball. Let a woman stay In jail a few days
now and If she has failed to get converts
before she wont In she'll have plenty after
ward. You'll see the Englishman rush to
her side then, murmuring, 'Jove, she's got
Mrs. T. P. O'Connor when she first came
from Texas to New York waa engaged for
some years In Journalistlo work. Occasion
ally she Interviews a celebrity or some
politician on an important question. She
goes about it In a gilt-edged manner, hav
ing a secretary accompany her, who takei
down all the conversation.
She laughs, however, from the summit
of this journalistic pedestal at the story
of the New York newspaper woman who
responded to the remark made by a friend
who had Just seen her name on the title
page of a magazine devoted to fiction.
"Why, I didn't know you wrote fiction?"
with the rejoinder, "Didn't you? Ytu have
seen my Interviews, haven't you?"
"I know that kind the imaginative sort,"
Mrs. O'Connor answers with a reminiscent
laugh. "I have perpetrated a number.
"Once I was assigned to an Interview
with a very noted 'cellist, Holman. Like
moot of his profession, he was no conver
sationalist at all and while he coulff play
divinely that did not do me sny good as
he could not play the interview.
"Bo I let my Imagination have a good
time and wrote really a most charming
article about what he had done and his
plans and his opinions snd all the rest of
the regular Interviewing talk. Lots of
people said to me after it was published,
'What an interesting man Holman is. I
had no idea he had such temperament and
wit and such a cultivated mind.' Holman
himself said when we met afterward, refer
ring to the Interview, 'I love It. I love It,'
and after a minute or two's silenoe, 'Yes,
I love It'
"Several years after I met Holman at
the house of a friend. He came toward me
and referred again to the interview. 'I
love it,' he said, 'I love it.'"
Easter Flower s-
We are prepared to carry out correctly
every EASTER sugggestion, in pri
vate homes or public places. 2 2
Bill Doug. ltS8
Ind. A. 1358
1519 Farnam Street
1822 Farnam St.. Omaha, Neb.
CHEAPER TO LIVE THAN DIE
Cea Makers aa Vaaertakers Wax
Melancholy Over Their Owa
"Manufacturers of coffins, caskets, and
other funeral goods have felt the bard
limes as much as an body," said Mr. C.
T. Balrd, representative of an important
"When a financial slump comes, people
practice economy even In the disposition
of their departed loved ones, and there
is a falling off in tbe demand for the more
expensive burial apparatus. This tendency
does not find an outlet ui the adoption
of cremation, which Is, after all. the cheap
est mode of disposing of the dead, but
rather in the purchase of a less costly
style of coffin. Cincinnati has one ot the
best cremation plants ever built and yet
Its increase of patronage from year to
year is small, perhaps not over 100 cases
In that period. In flush times well-to-do
people think nothing of purchasing a
sheet bronae casket of the value of 12,600,
which Is the best thing yet discovered as
a final resting place of the dead, for It
is practically indestructible. The gneat
weight of the bronae casket and also of
the cat .-Iron kind, !s the principal objec
tion to theee metalllo receptacles. They
weigh about 800 pounds snd are exceedingly
difficult to handle. Next best Is a copper
lined affair which Is not nearly so heavy,
but which If used In connection with costly
woods like mahogany, may cost well up
Into the hundreds. A mahogany coffin
with elaborate hand carving and a lining
of copptr ts easily worth tl.xjo.
Curiously enough, the manufacturers
have been effected by another factor that
has no connection with bad times, and that
is a reduced death rats all over the coun
try. Not ao many people are dying now,
relatively speaking as did a few years
ago. In New York city tne decrease has
been extraordinary. It hauat be that more
attention Is being paid to hygiene than ever
before and that ths maasea of today are
giving better heed to sanitary laws than
those of cast generations." Baltimore
STORING THE SUN'S RAYS
Remarkable Claims Set Forth aae)
Demeaetrateel by Beetoa
That bs has successfully solved the prob
lem of storing the sun's rays and convert
ing ibeu into electrical energy, is the
claim of a Boston Inventor George 8.
Cove. He has demonstrated the success of
his Invention by lighting his workshlp In
Somersvtlle with electricity generated from
his apparatus. No electric wires of any
sort enter his buildings from outside light
ing sources, yet the Incandescent globes
twinkle merriky day and night and elec
tricians from the Institute of Technology
have declared themnolvne enthusiastic .over
Cove has demonstrated that his device
will store up sufficient electrlcltv for an
entire house. He also aava that mirhliui
which can be built at a cost of $100 each.
when incased In glass will last for ten
years without repair or alteration.
Cove's Invention consists of a framework
placed in an opening where it will receive
the direct rays of tbe sun. Short plugs of
metal comDosltion are t lntt thla fnm.
The framework Is of thin steel, divided
Into squares, each one foot square, con
taining sixty-one plugs. These plugs pro
ject from the cement In which they are set
snd, come in contact with thick glass,
which the sun strikes. Filled in around
these plugs ti a body of heat absorbina-
matertal. The plugs are about on inch
apart and are connected in series by a
strip of metal. The difference of tempera
ture of the two ends of the metal plugs,
one being in the sun, the other In the open
with a circulation of air around it, gen
crates a current of electricity.
If the sua goes under a cloud and the
voltage drops below that of storage bat
teriee, an automatio cut-out breaks
circuit between the generator and
terlea Ths device Is thus entirely auto
matic. Cove is a practical Inventor. He recently
received a gold medal from the Canadian
government for a plan for harnessing the
tides in the Bay of Pundy. Boston Globe.
Sturdy oaks from little acorns grow
advertising in The Bee will do wonders for
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