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THE BEE: OMAHA'. SATURDAY, JUKE 12, IDA!).
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ALL iifiia a 'rXb'NAM streets, omaha PEOPLE
Our Semi-Annual One-Half Price
y 8 tarts tomorrow. Everything
marked in plain figures. Cut the
jjjj price in two yourself. Nothing
Lj reserved nothing withheld.
Here's the Story:
$2.00 Ladies' Hats .98c
(J $5.00 Ladies' Hats $2.50
i$7.50 Ladies' Hats $3.75
$10.00 Ladies' Hats $5.00
G $15.00 Ladies' Hats $7.50
f i CASH OR CREDIT
Ladies1 S1.50 and $2.00 Vaists for 89c
ON SALE SATURDAY FOR TWO HOURS ONLY
Between 9 and 11 o'clock Saturday morning, we will place on sale
dozen ladies' strictly tailored wash waists, made of best
quality India linon and sheer lawn. Have the broad
shoulder Gibaon effect, made with pocket and laund
ered collar aud cuffs. These waists cannot be dupli
cated cUewhere under $1.60 or $2.00; special for Sat
urdaytwo hours only at i
Made of this
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patterns to dA
select from. V$M
All goods strict- Mpq
ly hand tailored.
Prices range i M
from $25.00 on
down to $15.00, Q 1 n nn S
$12.50 and M lU.UU U
LADIES1 OXFORD SHOES
In tan, oxblood, patent and jjj
vici leathers. Prices range
from $5.00 down
Oer Great Annual Clearance Sale
Opens Saturday Morning at 8 a. m.
THE GREAT BARGAIN EVENT THAT THE 0MADA WOMEN HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR
All off Our Tailored! Suits on
a t Just Mali IPrice
MAN'S WEDDING ATTIRE
Cutaway, and Not the Frock, the
SUGGESTIONS FROM THE TAILOR
;rowtair Informality In Dress
Groom, Brat Man and I'shers
Smartness in Uniformity
Scarfpins and Souvenirs.
NEW YORK, June IS. '"Looks as much
up to date as a Romantoga," said the
tailor, holding up a frock coat.
"It was the last one I turned
out. And I never would have made It If the
owner hadn't Insisted that he must have
a frock old fashioned, conventional and
all that sort of thing. Now It's come back
to be pressed. It's Interesting; as a relic."
Such Is the fashionable view of the frock
coat, which has been more out of sight-
this year than usual during the spring
season, when formal day dress for men
is more common than at any other time.
This Is the sason of weddings, when not
only the ushers but many of the guests
as well are called upon to wear full dress
several times a week In the daytime.
"Whenever I hear," said the tailor, "that
there has been a wedding with the bride
groom and ushers in frock coats I can
always tell that there has been econdmy
somewhere. Either the bridegroom did not
want to buy a completely new outfit him
self or he did not want to compel his ush
ers to buy new coats.
"T4s sort of thing happened more fre
quently a year or two ago, when fewer
men possessed the cutaway or walking
coat that has succeeded the frock. Then
to ask a man to be an usher practically
meant that he had to buy a new coat un
less he could wear a frock.
"Now a frock has for mora than a
year been altogether out of the mode and
most men have bought the other kind.
It would be Interesting to discover how
many smart weddings have been held this
year at which the ushers and the bride
groom have worn frock coats. I have heard
Matter Already Adjasted.
The purchase ut one of the black cut
away coats trimmed with braid which
are now worn exclusively for day dress oc
casions has ceased to Involve any element
Veinlander & Smith
. Ladies' ExciusIti Furnishings
317 So. 16tli Street
Graduation Gift Sale
A highly appreciated gift
would be one of our beautiful
8O0 to 87.00
stirs. soo to aia.oo
Belt Fins 50o to 83.50
MM Ftna 800 to 83.00
OlOVSS also , MSA
vmsreuas tl60 lo M
of risk. They may now be accepted as
a settled style that Is likely to retain its
favor for some time to come. It has taken
a struggle for these coats to attain their
popularity, but they are a standard mode
"Such smart dress for men has not been
seen this spring and the principal element
of Its style lay in Its absolute uniformity."
There are few weddings' that achieve
such smartness, desirable as It Is, because
there are few bridegrooms who are able
or willing to give their ushers the whole
outfit. Generally uniformly as to the tie
and gloves is all that Is insisted upon.
Tronaers, Waistcoats and Gloves.
Men wear any kind of gray trousers, or
even dress trousers of darker hue. The
question as to whether or not they are
to wear white waistcoats ought to be set
tled In advance, since It destroys the uni
formity of the procession as it goes up
and down the aisles' to have some of the
ushers with white waistcoats and others
with the ordinary black waistcoats.
"This spring there has been 'a tendency
to make them shorter in the skirts, to
cut away the skirts more in front and to
make the shoulders natural, that Is to
say with little padding. The coat is still
cut low enough In front to show the waist
coat, while the only ornament to the
sleeve is the cuff of the same material,
applied and not turned back and finished
with two or three buttons.
"There la braid at the top of this cuff
and along the seam of the sleeve from
the cuff to the edge. Silk braid binds the
edge of the coat all around and is also
used on the waistcoat, which is usually
without a collar, as there is invariably -a
white insert of duck.
"For a wadding last week," the tailor
went on, "I made new clothes for every
usher, as it happened that they were. all
customers of mine and the cost waa not a
matter that worried them. For the first
time the six ushers and the best man
were dressed exactly like the bridegroom,
which is an effect rarely seen.
"The coats were cutaways of black diag
onal finished with silk braid and the waist
coat were of the same material, except
that they had the Insert of white duck.
The trousers were black with a thin mauve
"With the patent leather shoes white
duck spats were worn. The shirts were
made with soft French turned back cuffs
of a material that was part silk and part
cotton. The bosoms were soft but plain
and the ties of rather bright purple.
Gloves of, pale gray suede completed the
"These suits were a gift of the bride
groom. The men wore no scarfpins. As
the bridegroom did not include them and
they did not all possess pins just alike it
was decided to do without them.
Gloves and ties, which are 'in all cases
the gift of the bridegroom should be
Identical. There is ' no longer the preju
dice in favor of the white tie or of any
very light shade. It has frequently hap
pened this spring that the ushers have
worn ties of knitted striped goods or
bright solid colors or silks with stripes
There are good reasons for this liberality
In enlarging the list of colors. Men are
likely fo look much better, especially
after the festivities that precede a wed
ding. In some solid and strong color than
they are with white, pearl, Ivory or some
such indefinite shade. Gloves are no
longer In the striking shades of buff or
glace white that they were formerly. Va
rious tints of gray are used and the ma
terial is always suede.
These changes In the dress of men at
weddings have the effect of decreasing
j the formality of these occasions. That
This will be the Greatest Semi-Annual Clearance Sale that this great specialty house has ever
held. We have a tremendous stock to dispose of and in order to strictly adhere to our fixed
policy of never carrying over a single garment from one season to another we are compelled to
make a greater sacrifice than ever and hold Our Semi-Annual Clearance Sale now instead of wait
ing until July.
Sale Opens Saturday IVIornlna Promptly at 8 o'clock. Our ENTIRE
STOCK OF TAILORED SUITS AT HALF PRICE
Our entire line of Pattern Hats go on sale at y3 price.
Quality and workmanship, our motto. All the very latest
designs in this season's effects going at FIFTY PER
CENT OFF. Sale begins Saturday.
MRS. A. HUSTER
221 North Sixteenth Street
Douglas 2160. Loyal Hotel Bldg.
men should act as ushers and wear colored
shirts would have seemed out of the ques
tion ten years ago, but It is by no means
unusual now. Then the Introduction of
brightly colored lies would have seemed
to be sufficient evidence of the tendency
to be less formal.
There has, of course, been no Indication
of such a change on the part of the brides,
who dress with even greater elaborate
ness than ever. The abandonment of the
frock coat for the cutaway was, however,
a decisive blow at the formality of men's
dress -at weddings. It was much more
significant than the adoption of the col
ored 'ties. The frock coat has for almost
half a century stood for daytime dress
for man and the cutaway, which is at
best but half dress, can never fully take
White Spats Distinctive.
There Is no detail that gives more dis
tinction to men's dress at a wedding than
white spats over their patent leather
shoes, and they are especially appropriate
to a country wedding. Perhaps the last
word In wedding formality came last
spring, when at a wedding at a place
about an hojr from New York the ushers
appeared In blue flannel double breasted
sack suits with tan shoes and with white
duck stats above them. If it had been a
yachting wedding there might have been
some appropriateness in the Idea, but
there was no element of sport about it
and about all In their dress that gave
distinction to the appearance of the men
was the white spats. The satin gown of
the bride was a Jarring note in the midst
of such Informality In the men's dress.
When the white spats are not used there
Is nearly always a high-buttoned patent
leather shoe. Even in the summer, when
the shoes called low-quarters are more
comfortable, there seems little demand for
them at weddings. Well dressed men, In
fact, nowadays seem to know but two
kinds of patent leather shoes pumps and
high-buttoned boots. -The
use of the cutaway as the formal
coat of Bay dress has not had the effect
oi cnanging men s ideas in regard to the
right kind of hat, and there has been no
abandonment of the silk hat because the
frock coat Is gone. Men have been known
to wear straw hats at summer weddings In
the country, but no tendency toward In
formality has yet led to the use of any
such hat In town.
Nothing in the line of flowers for a
boutonnlere is considered smarter than the
gardenia for all periods of the year,
Soavenirs for Ushers.
Bridegrooms have come to exercise more
Independence than formerly in the presents
they make to ushers. Once only a pin was
possible. It still seems as if the acarfpln
were alone considered the appropriate pres
ent for the best man, but there have been
many different souvenirs selected this
spring for the ushers.
Gold matchcases were given by a bride
groom the other night, and another gave
his ushers gold rings with his Initials and
those of his bride intertwined in the pat
tern that ran around the ring. Both men
had plenty of money to gratify their taste,
which la not true of all the men who have
to supply ushers with souvenirs. There
are Indeed men who have been known to
be economical about what they give their
ushers when they would not think of tho
money they spent at other times.
In the way of scarfpins there Is nothing
more In demand now than those with ihe
letters of the names of bride and bride
groom In small diamonds, surmounted with
a crown. Although the design is rather
monarchical and Is Indeed copied1 after the
presents given by royalty, it Is more fre
quently used than any other and has more
J distinction than an ordinary piece of jew
eiry. Such pins are, of couree, not inex
pensive, but they show their worth.
Next to them in popularity comes he
horseshoe, which Is most popular In pearls.
The many differently colored stones that
have become popular lately make It very
easy to select the pin to match the color
of the tie.
It is this kind of pin that the ushers
will always receive if the selection Is left
to the bride. Brides are likely to think that
too much money need not be spent on an
usher, a pin and the thought of the match
Ing colors, always appeals to them. So It
Is fair to presume when the ushers have
pins of the new stones that they represent
the taste of the bride, who has already be
gun to show her Influence on her husband
$12500 Three-piece Suits; Annual Clearance
$95.00 Three-piece Suits; Annual Clearance
$75.00 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$69.50 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$65.00 Tailored Suits; Anuual Clearance Sale
$59.50 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$55.00 Tailored Suit; Annual Clearance Sale
$50.00 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
Price : .
$45.00 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$39.50 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$35.00 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$29.75 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$25.00 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
$19.50 Tailored Suits; Annual Clearance Sale
Price .. ...
JET JEWELRY WORN AGAIN
Women Go Back to a Fashion of Civil
TRUE JET COMES FROM ENGLAND
Brooches. Bracelets and Other Orna
ments Brought Ont After a oar-
ter Centorr'a Lapse Many
vrw YORK.' June S.-Ornamental Jet Is
coming back Into public esteem after an
absence of nearly a quarter of a century-
in th Maiden Lane district wholesale
Jewelers have been ransacking dusty store
rooms for supplies of the coal black orna
ment, which were put away years ago be
cause the fashion had turned to the gayer
colors In Jewelry as well as In other
The woman who rummages In her Jewel
box and find well preserved specimens
of Jet Jewelry, such as earrings, brooches.
bracelets, necklaces and pendants, is
lucky. Many times, however, the orna
ments have been broken or have lost some
of the old-time polish, and then the finder
Is in a dilemma, for the art of repairing
and repollshlng Jet Is almost unknown
among American jewelers because of long
Althnurh it . may be mined In several
counties in Pennsylvania and In Colorado,
little American Jet has ever been used by
the jewelers. Even in the days when jet
was In arrest demand in the '60s and '70s.
New York' Imported Its supplies, generally
made up Into the finished articles from
the ancient English town of Whitby, which
has enjoyed almost a monopoly of this
trade in modern as well aa In ancient
I sles Pad no ( lab a Model.
GUEE.N RIVEK, Wyt., June ll.-(Spe-
cial.) The Union Pacific club house at
Green River 1 completed and is said to be
the most complete institution of Its kind
in the country. The club house not only
supplies a place of recreation for the men,
but It has a large number of rooms which
days. It was Whitby Jet which was highly
prized by former generations, and It Is
Whitby Jet which the woman of fashion
Qualities of Jet.
An old Importer waa asked about the
qualities tha high grade Jet should pos
sess. He said that valuable Jet must
have a velvety black color: brownish
shades are Inferior. The .original woody
Internal structure must not be Indicated
by patchlneas, for the bltumlnlzatlon of
the extinct tree must have been carried In
nature's laboratory to a high degree of
Even In fine specimens, however, are
seen traces which point beyond question
to the origin of Jet In tree trunks of past
ages; occasionally are found Indications
of bones which were bltumlnlsed Just like
the trees. From the rocks In which Jet
Is found an oil resembling petroleum often
Jet must be tough and not too brittle, so
that It may be carved with a knife,
worked on a lathe or grindstone, filed and
ground; at the samo time It must be hard
enough for wear. It must be tougher and
firmer than coal; It has a hardness of
from three to five compared with the
maximum ten-n diamonds.
The somewhat greasy luster of Jet Is en
hanced by polishing. After the material
has been smoothed on polishing wheels an
additional finish is Imparted by the oper
atives vigorously rubbing the Jet in the
palms of their hands.
If a piece of Jet floats, then It Is porous
and of Inferior quality. It should be warm
to the touch, and a lack of this quality
Indicates that an ornament suppoeed to be
Jet is really made of glass, black onyx or
some of the other substitutes. Another
test of Jet is to apply a piece of It to a
blowpipe; the Jet contains so much
bituminous matter that It will burn with
a sooty flame.
Out of the face of steep cliffs at Whitby
has come for more than 1.600 years Jet
answering the highest requirements. The
Jet comes In rattened layers, the largest
pieces ever found being about six feet
long and weighing about fifteen pounds.
Prom three to four tons have been mined
In a year at Whitby, and the town has re
ceived as much ns $600,000 for a year's out
put of Jet manufactured Into ornaments.
At times several thousand skilled opera
tives have been employed near the Whitby
mines In carving the material and mak
ing It up into many kinds of ornamental
articles. Efforts of manufacturers In New
York and various cities In Germany and
Prance to compete with Whitby carvers
and polishers have been futile.
Government aid was once given by Ger
many in an effort to support a Jet indus
try at Wurtemberg, but the experiment
failed. France had a jet working Industry
which died out In the eighteenth century.
Jet Is modest In price compared with
many other kinds of ornaments. Artistic
designs and workmanship give the chief
value to Jet ornaments, except when they
are set In gold or embellished with pearls
and precious stones. Jet Itself has been
sold at SI to $5 a pojnd wholesale. Neck
laces of Jet may be bought in New York
stores for from S3 to SIS.
The shining black surface of Jet Is again
appreciated not only fpr the contrast It
affords when placed against the pearly
complexion of the wearer, but also as a
background to set off the brighter gems.
Valuable Jewelry has been made up In the
combinations of Jet with gold and precious
The Importers say that they can trace
the trade back to pre-Roman days In
England, and specimens of jet of un
doubted antiquity prove Its enduring
qualities. The thin smoke which may be
caused by the vigorous rubbing of the
mineral waa supposed in early ages to
drive a'way devils and dissolve spells, and
people wore Jet ornaments to preserve them
from these evils. Jet ornaments were
burled with the dead.
Boom Days In Jet.
In the early years of the lata Queen
Victoria's reign the Whitby Industry waa
at Its greatest. The queen set the example
of wearing Jet Jewelry. After the death
of the Prince Consort Jet became the fash
ionable Jewelry of mourning in England.
In this country the civil war and the mourn.
Ing for the dead soldiers helped the Jet
So great was the demand v1hat Inferior
Jet from France and Spain was shipped
to Whitby and there carved and sold aa
the genuine native product. The funeral
character gfven to Jet with the use of
cheap grades and of imitations proved the
undoing of the trade and the demand for
black Jewelry remained almost at a stand
still until the present revival.
Uncle Mam Inspects Sheep.
SHERIDAN, Wyo., June l-tSpeclal.)-Three
government Inspectors 'are operating
In this section In conjunction with the field
force of the State Board of Sheep Com
missioners, In Inspecting all sheep before
same are allowed In the forest reserves.
It has been ordered that all sheep must be
dipped before going on Uncle Sam's sum
mer pastures, and all sheep that ahow
dipping certificates from the state men will
be allowed to go on, but all otheia must be
In Good Company
"Do you expect to lie In Westminster"
they asked the famous Englishman of
"No." he replied. "I do not' agree with
the sexton oncerning the doctrine of or
"But you will miss being in very good
company," they urged.
"Well, I won't be In such extremely bad
compsny If I stay out. There's me and
Shakespeare, you know." Cleveland Plain
now your, own
. Everybody Knows that Nebraska is prosperous. Many people, how
ever, even in Nebraska, do not know the source of its prosperity, except
in their own neighborhood. Neither is it always understood in the cities,
as to the cause of the general prosperity of the farmer, and the farmer may
not be familiar with what has been most essential in bringing about the
prosperity of our towns and cities.
In the coming articles, descriptive of the (liferent oatmtieB of the etate, the Commercial Club and
their good roads campaign will receive attention; from what the state has been develop and the place it
holds today in the industrial world; the advantages Nebraska offers to those who may come here; what
the farmers of today have accomplished, and the possibilities for the fanner of the future; what the
stock-breeders and stock-feeders have developed and what they are trying to develop; what the dairy
industry has to offer and how it is being received or rejected by the average farmer. The fruit industry
has added to the pleasure and profit of the home; the corn grower has learned and is learning, and hia
knowledge of improved methods are of immense value to himself and his neighbors. The railroads have
done much for the state and have receivd much in return from the people. Thrify towns and cities of
the state are growing, and how they are making- progress will be told. The county schools, the school
teacher and county superintendent of schools are e ntitled to notice and will be touched upon.
All of these things will receive special attention in the future articles.
No one can be well posted unless they know their own state.
Your friends, elsewhere, wil be glad to receive z copy of the issue
containing the account of your home county.
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