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The Omaha Sunday Bee.
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YOL'R MONEY'S WORTH
VOL. XXXIX NO. 8.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, Al'lil'ST S, IIK).
RTJNGLK COPY FIVK CENTS.
MSSI SILK CLEAN UP
Another vigorous price shake up on a large quantity of choice silks for
Monday. We have rummaged through the stock and thrown out hundreds of
odd pieces for the bargain tables. Just the silks you'll buy for fall. The new
prices are half and less.
ISO piece choke Silk, such as Poplins.
Rahjas, Pongees, In the leading colors; soft
Mescalines and fancy Foulards, that have
been priced at $1.00, $1.:S and a few $1.50.
Nearly all are long lengths. with more than
enough for suits and dresses. It's a de
termined more to make a quick clearing and
wise ones will profit by the liberal s a
mark down Monday. Pries, per
lard Wide Dollar Habutai A light weight
black silk, guaranteed waterproof and pers
piration proof (stamped on se)r -
age). Ideal silk for waists, faund- v(
ers like linen, regular $1 quality... yv
Silk Clearing at 20c On another table we
have assembled many pieces foulards, plain
China silks, taffetas and solid color herring
bones, all best colors in the lot, OA
values 50c and 59c; at yard iiC
l If Store Clone at 6 o'clock, rxrrpt Saturdays at 1 V If
JJ ' 10 P.M. and Tuesdays at 1 I. !., during Aug. J II M
Final Price Reductions to Clear Up Stock
White oak, best filling,
fit. 00 kind. 70 lbs. fee rap., for 113 8S
II Ort kind. 0 lbs. Ire rp., for SIS 93
$27 kind. 120 lbs. capacity, for I18.BS
$14 00 white enamel lined.... SUSS
$10.00 galvanized lined tT.tS
All white enamel metal case, large
size, with rounded ends, heavy
plate glass shelves, 120-poun'd
Ice capacity, regular COQ CA
$35.00 value, for s?itfDU
Another Great TPT T"n.T" rTTPD TTP C The
Monday Sale JLlYlJLXVXlJLiJnLlUJ Summer
Best of the
Here's another lot of ail new patterns of
shopping throngs. Practically the r-ntire line
new as the day they came from the makers In
bin. but this lot Is our best effort. The four
Se Kmbroideries lfc Upward to 100 pieces
of very dainty Swiss edgings will be in Mon
day's sales. Among theun are different
widths of similar patterns, 4 to 12 inches
wide; good, fast edges, very choice Q
patterns; values to 39c. for lift
60c Kmbroideries 2c This lot consists of
exquisite 24-inch Mountings, fine Swiss ma
terials; they are In great demand for combi
nation undergarments, for dresses and skirt
flouncing. Prettiest &0c. goods 9Q
exquisite embroideries for the usual Monday
are fresh from the customs and as rlsp and
Switzerland. Our Monday sales are always
lines are full of mutch lee rvomutikvs:
0c Kmbroideries Sc 24-lnch flouncing and
very fine allover embroideries In this lot.
Among them are patterns suitable for In
fants' dresses, waists, etc., as well as the
very effective and dainty patterns 9Qj
for undergarments, values to 09c.... uJC
$1.00 Kmbroideries olc One of the big at
tractions that will surely Interest every wo
man Is this lot of 4 5-tnch skirtings. We sell
them In large quantities for Princess dresses
the patterns are beautiful, the CQ
materials sheer Swiss, $1,110 quality ... 3 C
FALL SUITS ARE READY
The destinctiveness and the charming simplicity of the new
modes we have gathered for the early buyers of tailored suits
will be greatly admired by women of taste. Instead of an
overabundance of trimming we specificed better materials;
better lining and better tailoring such garments endure and
are always in good taste. The select models of prominent
New York designers are liberally shown in the most fashion
able cloths at Bennett's c $C50
popular prices &J
A Few More Spring Suits at $10.00
If ten dollars Is all you care to spend, you can get a splendid suit that
earlier was marked at $25.00 to $36.00; fine worsted ma- ha
terlals, In best colors lJ
Wash Suits Half Price Clearing
Take your pick now of any wash suit you like best and it's yours for
half linen or rep, white or colors, and there are plenty of beauties. It's
a radical mark-down and they will be picked up rapidly. No matter what
former price now half.
A Thousand House Dresses, $1.25, S2.R0, $3.50 The best assortment of
tasteful styles In all Omaha. Women tell us this dally. No slip-shod
making or poor materials, but dresses of the $ as $q pa a rA
better grades, worth $2.00 to, $5.00, for l.J Z.t)U" O.dU
Messallne Silk Dresaea $10.00 Not a great many, but they are new and
desirable the best we have shown at $17.50 to $25.00 $1
all one-piece models, nest colors
A Sale of BATH ROOM FITTINGS
Kac'h piece Is genuine brass with nickel
We continue It tomorrow,
plating the best you can buy.
Towel Bars. K, 18 and 20 inch, were
40c, 45c and 60c, reduced to 2c, 3Sc
50c Bath Tub Seats for SSo
11.00 Glass Shelves and Brackets $1.3
10c Toilet Paper Brackets Ito
ISo Bath Sprays for SSo
0c Tub 8oap Dishes 4Sa
$1 60 galvanised Oarbace Cans, 12 gal
lon, at 8e
$1.76 galvanised Garbage Cans, IS gal
lon, at ai.M
1SZUU OOODaV 30 per cent dlscou
KAKMOOXS) One-third off any In stock.
13.50 extra heavy Garbage Cans $3.39
25c Standard Bread Toasters.... lOo
SOc U S. Mall Boxes 39 o
$1.36 Steel Mall Boxes, with lock, key
and paper holder 85o
16c Garden Sets for children Be
Gasoline Stoves, 2 hole S3. 50
Gasoline Ovens. 1 hole $1.60
12.26 Railroad Wheelbarrows S1.S5
Tin Fruit Cans, dozen 40o
and 20 stamps
11.35 B. O. K. Sad Irons..' SSO
nt on all lines except Spalding's.
Annual August Bedding Sale
Blankets, Comforters, Sheets, Cases
Blankets in August? Why not? There are several good reasons why August
blanket buying is best. This is the time when the new stocks arrive and housewives
love to choose them, while each one is fresh and fluffy and of immaculate snowiness.
The early stocks are the pick of the mill's output, besides our advance contracts get the
low prices manufacturers make to keep their employes busy during the dull season.
You benefit by this forehajidedness.
10-4 Gray 69c Blankets, at 35
10-4 gray, tan and white 7 6c
Blankets, will be, pair . . . . 59y
10- 4 dark gray $1.00 Blankets,
will be, pair 75
11- 4 gray and tan $1.39 Blankets
will be, pair OSd
11-4 gray, tan and white $2.2u
Blankets will be, pair ..$1.70
WOOL BLANKETS ,
St. Mary's all wool Blankets, fin
est nide in America.
$6.50 Blankets, 72x84 In. ..$5.50
$8.75 Blankets, 72x84 In. ..$7.50
$12.60 Blankets, 72x84 in. $10-00
(16.50 Blankets, 72x84 In. $12.50
$23.50 Blankets, 72x84 In. SIQ.AO
$29.50 Blankets, 72x84 in. $32-50
Our entire new line. Every one
filled with purest snow white
cotton, and absolutely sanitary.
$1.25 Comforters for
$1.50 Comforters, for
$1.79 Comforters, for .
$2.25 Comforters, for .
$2.59 Comforters, for
$3.25 Comforters, for
Generous Reductions on Sheets, Cases and Spreads
A splendid time to lay in a winter supply. These are actual savings on lines whose
prices seldom vary.
. Each lot full 81x90 inches.
7c Bleached Sheets, for . -50
$1.00 Bleached Sheets, for . . 75
$1.15 Bleached Sheets, for . . 00
$1.25 Hemstitched Sheets $1.00
15c Pillow Cases. 42x36 in.
19c Pillow Cases, 42x36 in.
20c Pillow Cases, 45x36 in.
25c Pillow Cases, 45x36 In.
$1.19 hem'd full size Spreads 08
$1.50 fringed, sq. or cut, $1.25
$2.25 fringed, sq. or cut, $1.89
$2.50 hemmed Spreads ..$1.08
LINENS FOR LESS
Welcome savings on reliable linens
that will attract thrifty housekeepers
to this section tomorrow.
Bleached Table Damask Fine all
linen grade. 64 Inches wide, excel
lent patterns, reduced from 66c yd.
All Linen JCapklns -Seventeen Inch
stse. Rood wclKht and serviceable,
reduced from 11 25 dozen SSo
Back Towels Hemmed ends. 18x34
Inch, good sturdy towels that Juijt
fill the bill nicely for rooming
house, hotels and homes, imc
Mercerized Walstlngs. In summer
weights, our best patterns, choic
est 2bc to 39c goods, for ISO
Hand embroidered Swisses and Ba
tistes, in new patterns, the, 75c and
8oc roods a little mussed reduced
35c IMPORTED GAUZE
LISLE STOCKINGS 19c
Here's a real treat for you. Some of
the most delightful summer stock
ings at half. They are In light, cool
shades to match Himmer dresses;
Imported to sell for 35c. We bought
a Jobber's stock, cham
pagne, qlnk. light blue.
hello, Copenhagen, pair. .
At their moderate pricc, the
"Dotothy Dodd" Shoe enables
you to own different pairs of
appropriate and fashionable
shoes for ever day occasion.
We have the exclusive agency.
$2.50 $3 and $3.50
Monday's Grocery Attractions
Bennett's Golden Coffee, pound
And 30 stamps.
Bennett's Reliable Coffee, lb
And 30 stamps.
Bennett's Teas, assorted, lb
And SO Stamps.
Bennett's Tea Sittings, lb.
And 10 Stamps
Large Queen Olives, pint
And 20 Stamps.
Tourist Crackers. 2 pkgs
And 15 Stamps.
Bennett's Capitol Oatmeal, pkg . .
And 10 Stamps
Bennett's Capitol Wheat, pkg....
And 10 Stamps
Itio Kddy's Mustard. 2 bottles lOo
And 5 Stamps.
30o H. J. Helm Meloit Mangos, 6 for 350
And 10 Stamps
480 Shaker Salt. 3 pkgs 250
j So And 10 Stamps
Hippo Washing Powder, 6 for.. SSo
85c And 20 Stamps.
Bennett's Pride Klour $1.80
80c And 40 Stamps.
Bennett's Capitol Kxtrnct 18o
Ho Anil 20 Stamps.
Baker's Chocolate. 4 lb 130
llo Bayles" Horseradish Mustard.... lOo
And 10 stamps
Annual August Sale
" bsuMiretl -distinct decorations In fine American, Austrian, French and English Dinnerware Kv t.- ih. w,,, , . A .
set greatly nnderpHced. Stock, up on dinnerware tomorrow best time of all the year. greatest showing vest of Chicago. Ever,
$10.00 Dinner Sets,
In English Rose
100 M AO
pieces. . . . s70
115.00 Dinner Sets.
Carlton flow blue
pattern, 100 pieces
$22.50 Dinner Sets
$15.00 Dinner Sets,
lain Haviland pat
sale for . .
$20.00 Dinner Sets,
Vodrey red rose
on sale 1 9 AO
$30.00 Dinner Sets,
French china. Old
Abbey ware on
sale 10 rn
$35.00 Dinner Sets,
Haviland & Co.
china, derby shape
on sale 09 rn
French and Havi
land Open Stock
n i 1 1
BOOK TROUBLES IN RUSSIA
Interesting Information Brought Oat
by Recent Congress.
PITFALLS OF STATE CENSORSHIP
Coprrlcht . Qeestlon mmd Aatkr'e
RlShts DIifm4 Hew Treutalaw
tloas Arc Mail at Preaeat
ST. TETERSBVRa, July n.-For the first
time In Ru.-la a congress of booksellers
and publishers haa met to discuss their
legal position and trade Interests. About
120 representatives of the trade from all
the leading centers of population In the
country ere present and the minister of
trade and commerce, M. Tlmlrlaxeff, In
augurated their proceedings. His speech
contained more Important matter than Is
usual on such occasions.
"Besides watching over all branches of
the printing business.", he said, "I have at
present a definite task to' perform. I have
to arrange an International understanding
for the defense of an author's rights, fur
natura'.ly the bookselling business will
flourish only where the rights are prop
erly protected. We are, moreover, prepar
ing a new law on printing and on authors'
rights In Russia." The congress received
the news with mixed feelings.
Its principal debates were devoted te
seeking to trace a course for the trade be
' tween the scylla of the government literary
censure and the chax)bdis of foreign au
thors' copyright. For bookselling, so gentle
and harmless a calling In most countries,
can produce plenty of thrills and dangers
Tvra Klada of Ceaanra.
Th.r. are two kinds of censure to keep
In mind, the preventive and the punitive.
The latter is confined to St. Petersburg.
Moscow, Warsaw, Kieff, Kharkoft and
Odessa, It means that the publisher and
the bookseller may produce anything they
choose at their own risk, the censure de
partment of the ministry of the Interior re
taining the right to confiscate the work
and fine Its producers If It Is held to be
subversive of political order or of morals.
The preventive censure, which applies to
the rest of the empire. Is exercised before
the pnntlng of a book. The manuscript
or translation is submitted to the local gov
ernor s censor and he decides whether it
may be published. The process U less ex
citing, but cheaper for the authors an.l
f aring the revolutionary agitation and
up till about eighteen months ago there
was a great boom In the Russian book
selling trade. It has been followed by a
d?p depreenion. So discouraged have the
booksellers become la Moscow and other
cities where the governors have been moat
severe that they would have welcomed as
an Insurance against further loaa the sub
stitution of the preventive for the puni
In Moeoow, if a bookseller was found to
have In stock a work, even tn a foreign
language, which the governor held to be
subyvalve or revolutionary, he was dealt
with by fine and Imprisonment In the
same a ay as If he had personally been
an agitator. Besides this there were the
vagaries of the holy synod as censor for
the orthodox church.
Tabooed by the rhareli.
It placed on the index expurgatprlus
much of the scientific literature Issued
this spring In connection with Charles
Darwin's Jubilee, and It Is as difficult for
a biologist to get a license to possess the
"Origin of Species" as It would be for a
research expert abroad to obtain permis
sion to practice vivisection. One modest
concession was announced at the eongresa workmen are taking to books of popular
to the publishers of school books. The
minister of education promised that before
the end of each year the books to be used
in the state schools during the following
year would be made known and no others
would be used.
The congress did not make a creditable
record In Ita treatment of the author's
rights question. In this it is as recalci
trant as the Duma was last session, when
it rejected the government's bill for secur
ing copyright as it Is secured In most
other Kuropean countries under the Berne
All foreign writings, scientific, dramatic,
hlatory or fiction, may be freely pirated
In Russia. As soon as a book has at
tracted .notice abroad half a dosen differ
ent trsnslatlons into Russian will be found
on sale here. They are the work of "Ink
coolU'S." poor students and tutors, whom
the big publishing houses keep by the
score on their regular staff and pay about
the same wages as they do to the Jrmior
salesmen in the book stores.
Ilea't Steal! Jaat Take.
The coolies mould find their occupation
gone if the foreign author could sell his
Russian rights to on publisher who pro
duced one mi'horired translation. The
educated proletariat ha resisted the for
eign author's claims, because one author
lied translation would he dearer than the
indifferent many that he can choose from
now; their opposition was supported In the
Duma by the extreme right, the clerical
reactionaries, who object to giving any
legal recognition to foreign authors,, and
of course there has been the usual talk of
making culture more accessible to the poor.
To aeise the foreign author's work ant
give him nothing was not theft. " 'Con
vey!' the wise it call." Rossis n authors
have no similar sacrifice to make. By
producing technically an issue of their
works tn any state that adheres to the
Berne convention they have all the protec
tion of copyright tl at Is given to a native
author of that state. Following the ex
ample of Maxim Uorky, practically all the
living Russians who have a foreign public,
except Toletuy, secure themselves abroad
under the International copyright.
A leading general publisher who attended
the congress told a correspondent that al
though business Is bad because of the con
fusion in the legal position of book dealers
and the flood of unauthorised translations,
there Is every year a great addition In
Russia to the reading public
Raaslaaa Bay Everytblag.
"Everything is bought," be said, "from
classics and pl Uosophy to 'Nick Carter,'
Hckerton' and 'Sherlock Holmes.' That
kind of story had nearly dislodged Jules
Verne and Wayne Reid, but uulte recently
they have weakened their hold.
"Andreleff, of our own writers, has al
ways a great sale. He has Just asked his
Moscow publisher for 4,(M) rubles as fee
for a sixteen-page booklet of but short
piece 'Anathema.' The publisher found the
figure too high.
"Children's literature with colored illus
trations and descriptions of animals have
a great sale, and the peasants have an
insatiable appetite for fairy tales. Town
European Impressions of a First-Tripper
T Aolf Knit, rastor Swedish Imrannuel Z,ntheran Church of Omaha.
"Hundreds of thousands of cheap colored
plate illustrations of contemporary events
are sold. This summdr illustrations of
Gogol's Jubilee and the Poltava celebra
tions have been sent all over Russia. Peas
ants always want to have these bright,
graphic and simple things on thetr walls;
but now that some of their houses have
wall paper in patterns of brilliant flowers
and painted animals the color prints a"ra
threatened with a rival in the wall paper.
"Generally military pictures have a great
sale for long after a war, but the Japanese
campaign was so Inglorious that the peas
ants have torn up the pictures they buughl
at the beginning. The only pictorial sur
vivor of that war Is Vauaill Hlaboff, the
Russian soldier who, according to tbe story,
wrought fabulous feats, frequently crossing
the Japanese Itnee and bringing back news
to his commander. The picture shows
Vassili captured by the Japanese, kneeling
and praying to God and for the czar befoiti
he Is executed."
The congress decided to meet again in
Moscow In 1911 ard In the interim to draft
a form of International copyright agree
ment, different from that of the Berne con
vention. This work will probablv be super
fluous, as the Russian government has
virtually promised France to pass Its copy
right measure into law next session of tli
A man who is good only on the surface
Is no good.
The smile that Is honest Is the one that
won't come off.
During her courtship no girl is in favor
Don't forget that a divorce suit costs
more than a wedding suit.
We feel sorry fur the poor man whose
wife talks in her sleep, too.
Necessity Is the mother of Invention and
Invention Is the stepfather of trusts.
The woman with new store teeth will
laugh at any sort of an alleged Joke.
No, Cordelia, the Daughters of tbe Rev
olution don t ail patronise the merry-go-round.
A critic is a person whe la unable te do
a thing the way be thinks It ought to be
It's a fortunate thing for masculine van
ity that the average wensaa is short en
the sense of humor.
A woman doesn't seem to worry as much
because her husband gambles as sue does
because he Isn't a winner.
The wants of man are few, but the wants
of the average woman would fill several
want columns in a newspaper.
When a middle-aged man faces the par
son with a girl of 1 he doesn't begin to
get the sympathy be la entitled to. Chi
PARIS, July .(Special Correspondence of
The Bee.) Smiling, sunny land of France,
but this time it rained all the way to
Paris. 6ee that French boat captain in
the harbor of Calais pose In attitudes of
dramatic excellence! The London common
sense realism, not here In this country.
There Is a Jaunty tone in the movements
of even these first Frenchmen that I see
In the land of Louis XIV, Voltaire, Napo
leon and the twentieth century Parisians.
They step lively here in this pretty coun
try with Its neat, Frenchy houses, its
Gothic chateau and a civilization that,
whatever it may lack In depth and solidity,
tries to keep at the top by dint of clever
ness, alertness and esprit.
It is always rather disconcerting to en
ter a city through a railroad depot. In
good old times the traveler walked or roue
on horse or in carriage through great city
portals. Gradually, only, did tbe city
dawn on his eyes. He had time to collect
himself before coming In. Nowadays we
are hurried, as if from a cannon, from one
to another place. It really takes one's
breath away. If one is a sensitive traveler.
And this, perhaps, accounts for my first
weird Parisian impression. It was 7 in
the evening as my good companion and I
stepped out Into a Paris street for the first
time. Our room obtained we rushed out
to a neighboring large and very typical
French restaurant. The sidewalk was lit
erally, usurped by tables, with much wine
and small portions of food. 1 sat down In
side, opened my eyes widely for a first
Impression of this new, famed city. To my
horror I discovered about me doxens and
dozens of Mephlstopheles (readers of
Goethe know what I mean.) I looked and
looked. Instead of London calm, French
fire. The restaurant orchestra played with
an almost infernal ardor as If In a blaze.
But those Mepliisto faces of the men,
moustache, goatee, hair, everything true
to nature I gazed at this strange human
type till my eyes wearied! Certainly this
was not London and Anglo-Saxon civiliza
tion. This was, perhaps, yes, Indeed, "gay
Paris." The wlldness of the thing as
tounded me until, after awhile, I grew ac
customed to the sights and sounds and
could collect my senses a trifle. That was
my first Parisian impression mind you, 1
Impression; for there Is a great deal more j
to Paris than this theatrical boulevard ex- 1
terlor that appears at first so unbridled, so '
furious, so wild. i
Beautiful Paris, beautiful Paris I kept
singing to myself the next day. When you
are transported from London's heavy,
clumsy looking streets to' the bright boule
vards, of Paris, with their elegant shops,
fair damsels and roominess, you get tn.
Paris fever, whether you want It or not.
For one, I never want it, as Paris Is far
from my ideal of a city, its life is anything
but a model for a people thai desire a I
normal development. Do I not "like
Paris?" Of course I do. I would go there
again tomorrow. A city less commercially
strenuous than gigantic London, a city
where the genius of Napoleon created a
system of boulevards and street more splen
did than any other place can boast of, a
city with the people appreciative of the re
fined, elegant, dainty who ran help loving
Paris? The one supreme sight of all Paris
Is the tremendous panorama from the top
of Napoleon's arrh of triumph. A dozen
boulevards come up to the hill to this sub
limes! triumphal arch In the world, like
spokes to a hub. Napoleon was Europe's
scourge. He lashed the Frenchy Europe
of the eighteenth century, with its gaiety.
wit, Immorality and pride, into sense again. I
He whipped history Into earnestness. But
he treated a beautiful Paris by his genius,
and spoils of war, for he stole all he could i
lay his hands on among the conquered!
nations to make his Paris the falrtst and1
grandest city of the world. But for Water
loo It would have become that, and per
chance is. In spite of Waterloo and the le
turr.ed spoils of war. The churches,
palace, museums and galleries of Europe
are full of war plunder. Napoleon broke
no point of international ethics when he
dragged the treasures of Europe to bis
great- Paris. All nations have, until very
recent times, followed the Napoleonic
plunder method. America's treatment of
Peking in the Boxer crisis set an example
for all succeeding wars.
In temperament the English and French
differ radically, the latter being vastly
more sensitive and responsive. Hut It seems
to me that the English dignity, if added
In discreet proportions, would Immeas
urably strengthen the French character,
which lacks Its solidity, whatever of
charm, pertness and refinement it may
possess. The almost Inconceivable rever
ence the French possess for the name of
Napoleon in our day Indicates that even
this fussy, but elegant people has a secret
sense of the worth of indomitable char
actr and force of will. Nepoleon's old
soldiers were the "Invinciblea" In name 1
and in deed. But when I saw In Paris
the little French soldiers, shabbily garbed,
shabby In movement, lacking in the mili
tary nerve and verve of the German and
English soldier, it occurred to me that old
France must have degenerated In the mili
tary energy of its men from what It was
in the ol.len tlrres. I was not impressed
in general by the appearance of the men
in Paris. They seemed much Inferior to
the women. The manly trait you have In
the German and Englishman was absent
But Pans is not sll Franco, remember.
Paris has a slower gait than London.
The commercial strenuouxness and rush of
London are gigantic, fully equal to Chicago.
This easy movement of the French capital
makes Paris pleasanter to stay in than
London. Parisians love to enjoy them
selveson tbs streets and boulevards, In
the theaters and amusement places. I put
It In this way, since these romance peo
ples of France, Italy and Spain are street
folks In a sense which we home-loving
northerners hardly comprehend. To sit at
a street cafe table and then off to the
theater seems to be a particularly south
European craving. And they seem satis
fled with amusements which to us would
be very slh; and dull. There is a cer
tain unthinking child-spirit to the romance
peoples which one discusses the more you
see them. Their very pleasures are oflcn
est those of children. While the some
what sophisticated Frenchman of Paris has
less of this than' the Romans, its presence
is quite evident. Should we not call it a
valuable asset In Ufa after all?
Our women speak of "shopping." In
America, with our huge stores the word
sounds 111. No', so in Europ-. for the little
shop, the size of a tiny booth, will often
be one of those exquisite world famous
trading places you have heard of for years.
The London "shops" have a richness of
tone, a certain English genuineness to them
that commands your attention, while the
better Paris shops are all you would expect
of a city whose fame as the center of ele
gance, pl'juancy and dashing refinement
has. gone out to the ends of the earth and
threatens to annihilate, at least In the
matter of women's furnishings, all the local
individuality of other peoples, whether in
Europe or America. How much the Paris
ian shopkeeper can crowd Into his store
and yet present that Indescribable Paris
Ian smartness of effect! The American
giant store begins to make Its Inroads Is
all Europe. But as yet the dainty liuie
"shop" has a place all Its own. "Is th
Parisian woman better dressed than the
American?" Well. now. the question is
complicated. Thei Is doubtless more ele
gance shown of the Paris type among the
upper classes; but the American woman In
general is a far better dressed person than
the Parisian woman in general, as the av
erage American woman seems to be more
intelligent than the average European
woman. In a land where there are recog
nized claHses, the uppers and the lowers
are far apart In culture, refinement, dress,
habits, appearance and circumstances.
Three cheers for the American ideal of a
In London the traveler for culture goes to
Westminster Abbey the very first day, as
In Rome to St. Peter's. In Parts Notre
Dame has precedence, venerable, ragged
looking, glorious Notre Dame cathedral.
The facade of this Oothlc minster sits
rather heavy, but the choir has all the
classic brightness of Gothic at Its best.
The Interior of Notre Dame has not the
charming softness of Westminster Abbey,
but Imposing it certainly is. I witnessd In
Notre Dame a funeral in one of the side
chapels. A poor family had lost a girl at
the age of 16 or so. The cruel negligence
of the officiating priest will never fade
from my memory, as the paternal kindness
toward a class of children on the part of
a venerable old priest in a parish church
in Paais has photographed Itself Indelibly
on my mind. I find In general that the
larger the cathedral the more technical ana
slovenly, soulless and perfunctory the ser
vice. The clergy of the parish churches
come near to their people.
Anent the question of the Roman church
In France, it would seem that France will
continue the eparation. A Gorman Roman
priest whom I conversed with at length on
a river Journey a few weeks ago. said to
me: "The separation of church and state
tn Germany is the Ideal of my life. Look
how our church In America has prospered
as a free Institution." Perhaps the French
people have this same conviction. It ap
pears so. snd the movement will probably
soon Include all European countries,
whether Protetant or Roman Catholic. The
practical solution, though, requires splen
did statesmanship. as r free church in
Europe means the breaking asunder of In
numerable ties that for centuries or more
have welded church and state Into one, and
the financial and property cide of the nil's
llon will, as in France, o everywhere,
cause trouble and labor. .
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