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TJTE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 11, 1909.
All our $1.50
Clearing Sale price
All our $4 and $5
One and two-piece
styles, clearing sale
New sale of women's
worth up to 50o
Clearing sale at
All our 39c. 50c and 75c
Embroideries at 25c Yard
18 nml 22-inch wide flouncing, skirtings, corset cover
widths, wide galloons and insertions our choicest new
designs that have been selling at 39c, faa
,50c and 75c a yard your choice at X In. T
this clearing Bale on big bargain .
square, for, yard
A nig Clearing Sale Special
SI Cashmere do Soio 50c Yd
Just 125 pieces of genuine peau de cashmere at this clear
ing sale for exactly half price. The shades are cream,
Women's and Mens'
worth up to 75c
Clearing sale price
tuiaaes are cream,
rose, nile, baby blue, grays, tanp, re
sedas, navies, wisteria, lilac, etc.
worth $1.00 a yard everywhere
special, at, yard
30c Pert i ft. n Lawns 15e
At the white goods depart-
ment we clear away 95
pieces of our
Lawn, at, yd..-.
Novelty Waist Fronlintfs
24 inch and 27 inch fine
Swiss and batiste novelty
waist frontings, QlfK
worth up to $1, Mr
at, yard v
18c Sheeting at 10c Yard
25 pieces of 8-4 welded 6eam
A .sheeting, worm
18c yard, base
ment, yard ....
1 ndreds of line Milan, chip and
horsehair shapes, to black, white
and burnt a new
lot 11 the late
styles; worth up
to $2.00, at
Spui J Clearing Sale
25,000 yards of fine silks
from our regular department
offered at from one-third to
ono-half reduction. '.
59c white Jap Silks, at, yd. 354
$1 pongee silks at yard .... 594
Our 69c dress' foulards, yd..
Our 75c all silk taffetas, yd. 39
Our $1 fancy dress silks, yd. 490
Our $1.25 imported dress silks
plain weaves, yard 691
Our 75c printed mousseline and
crepe de chine, yard 20
Our S1.35 Imported shantungs, at,
$1.75 black peau de cashmere, at,
$1.50 yard wide black dress taf
feta, at, yard f)5
Our 75c printed shantungs, 24-ln.
wide, at, yard J5e
And hundreds of other big bar
gains, Including all silk foulards
and fancy waistlng silks, worth
75c In basement, at, yard. -25
Kindly arrange to do your
shopping before 5 p. m. Dur
ing July and August our
store closes at 5 p. m., except
Saturdays at 10 p. m.
Fin Embroidery Edging and
Insertions in basement, at,
yard . . .
jrolfo) I j ! :41'Q'
at 5 P. M.
During July and August,
Except Saturdays at 10 P. M.
Woman's ul Children's sTsmstltched Cam-
una ana Liwi Handkerchiefs
clearing sal special
$1 Petticoats at 39c
Fine petticoats of colored Cham-
bray with embrold-i
ered bottoms, clear-'
Ing sale price,
The Greatest Bargains Ever Offered oCv Grand
ttsn tt ti -n H TH
Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the highest grade summer merchandise from the greatest
store in the west will be sold for just a fraction of the prices we asked a few weeks ago. We mention only a
few of the specials. You will find hundreds of amazing bargains in every dept. Everything must go at once.
10c and 12 ic Lacea at 5c Yd
Fine French and German val laces
and Insertions, many to
match, new designs
clearing sale price,
75c Silk Hosiery at 39c
Women a Imported white
Silk Hosiery, elastic
top, double heel
and toe, at,
Our regular 25c and
3 5c corset covers go'
during this great
clearing sale, each,
8 L '
EVERY DOLLAR'S WORTH of SUMMER GOODS MUST GO ! ...,..,.,,,
High grade novelties and combi
nation lace and embroidered
striped all-overs, in eyelet,
floral and French effects also
beautiful .novelty waist front
ings; goods that have been sell
ing at $1.75 up to CI 6-,
$2.50 a yard, at, yd JOC
Great Clearing Sale 39c
Satin Striped Ging-
ha. ma and Tiaauet . . . . 0 Cj
Prettiest 32-inch Wash Fabrics
of the season ; satin stripe with
narower stripe and check
sale price, yard. . .
Clearance of all the Women's Finest Dresses.
Salts and Costumes at Amazing Reductions in Price
65 women's fine dresses, beautifully made of mescalines,
rajahs, silts and satins they are worth as high
at $40 each clearing sale price, at
Twenty-fire women's dresses, exquisitely made of fine
satins, si lis, etc. they are worth as high as $75
clearing sale price
Forty women's lingerie Dresses In all the daintiest
new style features worth up to $50 each-clearing
Your choice of our Women's Tailored Suits
worth up to $100.00, at
Your choice of our Women's Tailored Suits
worth up to $50.00, at
Your choice of our Women's Tailored Suits
worth up to $30.00, at
Women's $40 White Serge
Women's $30 White Serge
Great Clearing Sale
Hundreds of children's pretty
summer dresses, in dainty white
and colored effects, all new
styles, ages 1 to 14 ; in four great
lots worth up to $3.00, at
Fine cotton and mercerized lisle
Black Cat and
Bursons, worth up
up to 35c. at pair,
15c Batistes at 7Jc Yard
Mercerized batistes In
wash goods section,
basement, at, yard.
BRANDELS STORES Omaha
We will sell 5,000 yards of good grade
dress ginghams not one
worth ' less than 8 Vi
One case very fine , soft finished
worth 10c yard
your choice base
ment at, yard
Women's 15c Vests 74c Yd.
Fine ribbed cotton
all sites, up to
15c quality, each.
Pin Dot Swisses
At regular white goods depart
ment, basement, our
genuine 2 5o pin dot'
Great clearing sale bargains in
our Imported fancy Jewelry nov
elties and leather shopping hags.
SLICK WAYS OF SMUGGLERS
Variations in the Game of Beating
the Customs House.
SHADY TRICKS OF THE TRADE
People of Repute Conspire to Cheat
he Government Methods Ob
served and Suppressed by
New methods of smuggling multiply as
rapidly as Barnum's supply of fools. Cus
tom house. Inspectors ' at the port of New
York, . find them almost as numerous as
the passengers they deal with.
Of the many forms of systematlo smug
gling, one of the most prevalent Is that
or rhe EnRltsh tailor who comes to this
country with samples and takes measure
ments and orders for English clothes and
haberdashery. The orders and measure
ments are sent back to the establishments
In Iondon. Invariably they ask Instruc
tions for shipping,, saying that If the cus
tomer has friends coming over from Eng
land by whom they can send the ,sult,
duty will be saved. One firm formerly
undertook tfi get the goods delivered free
of duty, relying on various stewards and
other employes of the steamers on which
For Men and Women
Anatomik Shoes give re
lief, without the use of sup
ports of any kind, to those
?erinff from "flat-foot"
and weak arches. Anatomik
ahoea are the results of study
and research covering a
number of years by an ortho
pedic surgeon. ,
Drexel Shoe Co.
Sole Areata (or TbMt Shoes.
1119 Ftrnvn r-
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the representative crossed to get them
across for an extra charge of perhaps SX
on each suit. One steward who practised
this custom of delivering goods In Boston
to several customers of the firm made a
tidy sum, for he occasionally risked bring
ing In as many aa two suits on each trip,
and perhaps an ulster or overcoat, which
he would put on and wear. He waa of
medium else, and it was his praotloe to
put on the new suit under a loose suit of
his own and wear It off the ship, and de
liver It to the customer from his own per
son. This waa carried on several years,
and It Is not known that the steward was
ever detected or that he Is not doing It
still. "I know It's not right." he said.
'but when a man has a family and a lot
o" kiddles to feed, well. It's easy money."
Another form of systematic smuggling Is
not really smuggling, yet Is ethically, when
It Is done with Intent to defraud. For In
stance, an American widow with two at
tractive daughters went to Paris and Dres
den to live for a year or two, to complete
the musical education of the girls. A.
proposition was made to her by a dealer
In her own city, who asked her If She
wanted to clear her- expenses while on
the trip abroad. "If you are willing to
remain long enough to establish a resi
dence in Europe," he said, "this will be
easy." To make a long atory short, the
woman sailed into the port of Boston
one fair dayradiant and excited over get
ting back to her home again after her two
years' exile. When her luggage waa taken
from the steamer she had boxes upon
boxes paoked full of antique ' furniture,
Oriental rugs, ptoturee and brlo-a-brao
enough to stock a small store, the fur
niture of her apartment, as she truly said.
She had remained, to be sure of entering
her belongings duty free, a month longer
than was actually required to establish a
residence abroad. And while her girls had
been pursuing thetr educations In art and
muttc their mother had haunted old shops
In Paris and In various German towns
where she could gather up rare and beauti
ful things with which to "furnish her
apartment" Of course, she was within her
rights. Having lived abroad during the
specified time, and having kept an apart
ment during all that time In Germany, we
will say, she waa entitled to bring back
her personal effects and her furniture and
personal property free of duty, "for she had
the necessary documentary evidence from
the United States consul, and her posses
Ions were passed accordingly and sh
swept down the pier In triumph, after
giving shipping directions. That woman's
"household furnishings" were all taken off
her hands at a hsndsome profit by the
dealer. And this Is being done constantly,
with many vacations.
Peddlers Caught In the Act.
A frequent form of smuggling has only
Just been stopped by the custom house off!
clals. It was a simple one and had beeu
practised for n'any years Just how long
no one exactly knows by the thousand and
one peddlers of various nationalities who
haunt the piers of the ocean steamers. It
waa'thelr custom to go on the pier with
their bundles, presumably containing wares
to be bought by stewards and other persons
on board the steamers. It was found that
their bundles did not always contain hand
kerchiefs, needles, collar buttons and the
other notions usually carried in stock by
peddlers of this class, but that many of
them were "fake" bundles, which they ex
changed at the steamer or on the pier for
other bundles given them by the seamen,
containing dutiable good. Now peddlers
of any variety are forbidden access to the
piers by order of the surveyor of the port
and this form of smuggling Is ended. ,
One of the Inspectors at the custom house
declares that fully 85 per cent of the coral
jewelry brought into this country Is smug
gled, mostly from Italy, and that all sorts
and conditions of people are engaged In
smuggling this and ' the long kid glove
with which the markets were flooded not
long ago. 'Entire families of Italians living In
Brooklyn and Manhattan ' tenement houses
have made their living In the smuggling
of gloves. A lip received a few weeks ago
at the custom tiouse sent a searching party
to a Brooklyn tenement house, where, after
a thorough search of several apartments,
nothing was found. It was thought that
the tip was a false one, and the detectives
started to go. One of them. In leaving a
gested to him that it might be worth while
room, tripped on a loose board. This sug
to look under that board. He did so,' and
found gloves to the value of $6,000 or 7,000
seoreted under the floor.
A Shuttered System.
A recent smuggling case which has not
yet been made publlo was that done by a
reputable Austrian concern which Imports
farming tools. One of the steerage pas
sengers on a certain German steamer was
found to have very heavy luggage, which.
upon being examined, was found to con
tain steel blades for scythes and mowing
machines his "personal baggage," he said.
It was found at the examination that this
company had been doing systematlo smug
gling In this manner, not only evading the
payment of duty, but oheating the steam
ship companies out of thetr freight. The
passenger protested that he "did not know
the bag waa his," and It was subsequently
found that often cases of farming Imple
ments were put on the steamer In the name
of a traveler and taken away by agents of
the company on this side. The French line
has made It a rule that no luggage shall
be received on one of Its steamers unless
accompanied by the passenger, and other
lines will doubtless follow suit.
A remarkable case has just been de
tected here, which was nothing less than
the smuggling of valuable hand embroid
eries and laces through a foreign consul
ate. The consul hlmselfrof course, was
entirely Ignorant of such proceedings, but
one of his clerks was found to be guilty,
and received a sentence tf nine months In
jail. All mall and packages addressed to
a consulate are entered tree of duty, and
an agent or clerk of the consulate usually
calls at the Incoming steamer m a cab to
receive the, bags of mall. This naturally
gives an excellent opportunity for smug
glers to operate with the co-operation of
such clerks as may consent to be Identified
with this dangerous business.
Last of His Race.
But the prise smuggling story comes
from Captain MoCrankey of the Leyland
line, now retired, who sailed for many
years between Liverpool and Boston. A
husky young Folander, who had come over
with a lot of other Immigrants In the steer
age, had been a prise passenger and one
of the popular members of steerage society.
He had had a berth by himself, as the
steerage was not filled on that voyage,
and he waa going to Join friends In Boston.
He was duly examined at quarantine, and
gave a satisfactory account of himself, and
was regarded aa a model for a new eltlscn
of the land of the free. One of the last to
leave the steamer, he waa seen staggering
down the gangplank with a huge bag on
bis back and a valise aa large as a trunk
In one hand. The captain detected a
movement in the bag, a suspicious move
ment, as though of something alive. Call
ing a steward, he went quietly up behind
the - Pole and saw again the suspicious
movement The first thought that occurred
to hlpV was that the Pole had been bring
ing over his dog, although how he oould
ever have got It on board and kept it dur
ing the voyage without doteotion waa a
problem. He ordered the Pole to lay his
burden down. The Pole turned white, then
did as he was requested. The bag con
tained his grandmother. She was a tiny,
weaxened little woman, not as large as a
big child of it, with a face as wrinkled as
an English walnut, and she was the last
of his race at home. She had trachoma
and valuable antique Jewelry. The Pole
was broken-hearted when both were de
ported, for his great desire had been to
come to the United States, and, of course,
he could not leave his grandmother behind.
New Tork Tribune.
Musings of a Cynic.
. Even 'a clear profit may be under a
It takes a woman of great strength to
hold her tongue.
All women are riddles, but some of them
are rather plain.
Many a woman's laugh is simply a dis
play of dimples and dentlntry.
Many a married man acts as though
nature had intended him for an old maid.
In spite of the fact that a girl Is given
in marriage, lots of them throw them
Some people only hope for the best under
protest, and are disappointed If It happens.
If a man begins to sing his own praises,
drown him out by blowing your own horn.
You can always tell a dyspeptic by the
profound hatred he exhibits toward the
people who are enjoying themselves.
Ancestral pride Is the safest thing in
tho world. Our ancestors are too dead
to kick about the liberties we take with
them. New York Times.
John J. McGraw, the base ball expert,
denied at a banquet In New York the
marvels attributed to the spltball.
"It's a good ball," he said. "It fools the
best of them. But when I hear some -of
the miracles put to Its credit well '-then I
think of Harriet Hare of 'Frisco.
"I once read In a 'Frisco paper: 'Harriet
Hare of Nob hill got a needle in her waist
two . years ago, and only last week this
needle worked Its way out of the arm of
a young Los Angeles rose farmer." " St
TOM EDISON'S CEMENT HOMES
Authorized Details of the Coining
MOLDED HOUSES 'FOR MILLIONS
Come early Monday, If possible,
and pick up few of these BAlliiAlNS
for EYTCEYDODV :
All 25c Banitol Tooth Preparations,
all the time 12
Boro-Lltha Mineral Water, doz. $1
Case 100 pints, for 98.00
Pints Ginger Ale, dozen ....$1.00
60c French' Java Rice Powder 22
50c La Jeune Rico Powder, for lil)
Ivory Soap, 5 cakes for 10
Hire's Root Peer, makes 5 gala. 15
Several kinds 50c Toilet and Florida
Waters, ' Monday for 25
Parafflne for canning. 1-lb. cake 14g
1-lb. can Violet Talcum, 3 for. 25f
Good Perfumed Talcum, 3 for.. 25
1-lb. Package Pure Borax for . J
Jetter's Malt Extract, dozen $1.00
Buy at either store.
SMEKMA A McCONNF.LL IH'RG CO.
Coraer 16th and Dodge 8u.
OWL DRUO CO
Corner 10th and Harney St.
Cheapness and Durability the Prime
Consideration Coat of Plant and
Method of Pouring; the
Much newspaper comment , and expert
discussion regarding Edison's "poured con
crete house" has been Indulged In for over
a year, most of It based on fragmentary
Information. The Cement World furnishes
the needed details In an authorized inter
view with the "Wizard of Menlo Park."
It Is a full and complete story of the In
vention, with details, specifications, orna
mentation, method of construction and
estimated cost. The following general
facts, shorn of technical details, are taken
from the account:
"The most frequent objection, or criti
cism, offered was the apparent imprac
ticability of pouring concrete Into an In
tricate set of molds and securing a surface
throughout that would be free from Im
perfections. "It will clog," It will not
flow," were expressions heard on all sides.
Then objections were offered on artistic
grounds. "Imagine a city of houses, every
one of which was like all the others. It Is
preposterous," was said.
All Critics Answered.
Mr. Edison has answered all these ob
jections to the full satisfaction of the most
critical. Here are the Important facts about
the poured house which will be spoken of
more In detail further on:
He has produced a mixture of a consist
ency almost like water which holds the
stone or aggregates In suspension, allows
the mixture to flow freely to all parts of
the molds and secures a uniform distribu
tion of the aggregates throughout the mass.
The molds are adapted to variations of ar
rangement, thus making It possible to
change the style of houses with the same
set of molds. With five or six sets of
molds, therefore, a wide variety of style
The model plan exhibited by Mr. Edison
Is for one ftmlly, with a floor plan 25xP)
feet. It Is Intended to be built on lots
40x60 feet,' giving lawn and small garden
The front porch extends eight feet and
the back porch three feet.
On the first floor Is a large front room
14x23 and nine and a half feet high, In
tended as a living room, and a kitchen In
the back 14x20 and nine and a half feet
high. In the corner of the front room la a
wide staircase leading to the second floor.
This contains two large bedrooms, a wide
hall and a roomy bath room. 7VxT'4j and
eight feet two Inches high.
The third floor has two large rooms.
Uach room has large windows, so that
there Is an abundance of light and fresh
The cellar, seven feet six Inches high,
extends ur.d-r the whole house and will
contain the boiler, wash tubs and coal
bunker. The main room, as well as the
outside of the house, will be richly decor
ated. The decorations will be cast with the
house and will, therefore be a part of the
structure and not stuck on, as Is done at
the present time.
All of Reinforced Concrete.
It Is an Important fact about this house
that It will be entirely of reinforced con
crete, Including the roof, floors, bath and
The doors and window frames will be the
only parts of wood or metal, so It will be
practically fireproof. The mixture compos
ing It Is both water proof and vermin proof.
The inside walls, stairs nd partitions
will be concrete also, and no plaster will
be used. The surface left by the molds wTT
be perfectly smooth and can be painted or
tinted If desired.
Details of Construction.
Now we come more to the details of con
struction. 'As has been Indicated, cast Iron
molds will be used, set up on a concrete
foundation or footing.
Some time before the molds are set up
this footing and the basement floor will
be placed In order that they may be thor
oughly set before the moulds are erected.
The molds will be placed on this footing,
and the cast house will Include the base
ment walls. Regulation reinforcing rods
can be used in the molds. The ; stack for
the bathroom and ' all gas pipes will be
placed at the time the molds are set up.
Mr. Edson allows four, days for the erec
tion of the molds. For this house several
hundred pieces will be required. Each will
be fitted to be assembled with the others
and locked readily.
The time necessary for the pouring of
the liquid he says will be only six hours.
Four days after the pouring the dismant
ling can be done. Six more days are al
lowed for the hardening of the concrete.
The Inventor thus makes fourteen days
as the time necessary for the completion
of a house. '
Thia time may be reduced under specially
favorable weather conditions.
It Is estimated that with six sets of
molds 144 houses can be built In a year.
As the same forms are used Indefinitely
the cost is reduced to a minimum. Con
crete residences at the present time and
under the conditions that require the use
of wood for forms are prohibitive on ac
count of the expense for lumber.
All the decorations and ornaments will
be cast with the house and In every case
will be a part of the wall which It adorns;
In fact, the entire house will be in one
piece, as If hewn or carved out of a solid
piece of stone. The cost of the house,
11.200, M. Edison says. Includes heating
and plumbing and a structure ready for
occupancy. He lays special emphasis on
the fact that this price Is based on the
building of houses in large numbers where
materials can be purchased in large quan
tities and where the gravel excavated on
the site can be used in the mixture.
Cost of the Molds.
A complete set of molds will cost approx
imately (2S.0UO, while the necessary plant
will cost $15,000 more. Successful operation
will require six sets of molds to keep the
men and the machinery constantly em
ployed. So It will be seen that a large capital will
be required, and on that account building
operations with the Edison molds will be
carried on only by responsible men, but
the Inventor himself will not be com
mercially Interested In the molds.
With the problems Involving the Industrial
world that surround the adoption of the
forms and the building of any very great
number of houses after his methods neither
Mr. Edison nor the men engaged in the
cement Industry have any concern.
A certain thing he alma 19 accomplish,
tle building of good homes for the work
tngman at a price within his reach, and
the change In economic conditions that may
come must be met when the time arrives.
TIRED GENTRY CAUSES WOE
IN SOME COUNTRY TOWNS
Loafers Shipped by Employment Bu
reaus Are Classed as l'nde ,
slrable Cltlsens. s
Chief of Police Donahue has received
letters from country towns complaining tl a-.
Omaha employment bureaus are shipping
idle citizens into their midst.
The chief has Investigated and come to
this conclusion: That these fellows apply
for work in order to get a ride bomcwhere.
and that when they reach their destination,
they refuse to work and begin to make
complaints, finally that the men and not
the employment bureaus are to blame.
W. T. Elllptt, city marwhar of Brady,
wrote a letter to the chief, saying men
shipped out there to work for the con
tracting firm of McMeny & Mahoney, com
plained of overcharges by the labor agents
and the letters' alleged failures to keep
agreements. On those grounds the men re
fused to work, and berame Idle members
of the community, of whom the town of
ficials wanted to get rid.
Persistent Advertising la the road to nig
Coolers to the feet, the mind
and the purse.
You may be able to ill
through the summer without
a hat or a pair of trousers,
but oxfords you must have.
Patent colt or kid; vici, pun
metal, calf or tan leathern. '
93.50, $4.00, $5.00
FRY SHOE CO.
Twn iioin. ,
10th and 1ku1m Htreeta,
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