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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1912)
THK BEB: OMAHA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 10. 1912.
Orkin's Douglas Street Store
GREAT PURCHASE AND SALE
Mr. J. B. Orkin Bought at an Unheard of Low Price
1500 New Dresses
Made up of French serge, silk and chiffon, and fi O
actually worth from $12.50 to $19.50, Saturday VD 13 o Q
iHIS GREAT SALE of 1.300 New Spring Drnm li th fruit of woswlerfnl parrhMo mad lr J. B. Orkla, oar txeaicVras New
York bujrrr, at aa aabeard of low price. We have In the part snarie eonoertsl pan-iiasrs aau aria great sale, nut awer n w
history hare we bought ublfa quantity of bili grade drewra at audi aa unusually low price awl nerr hare we offered enrh
area value. The rerr fart thai it ia a anerJal ula at this store will hriae the crowds, beranse the shrewd shoppers .of Omaha
aad vicinity hava Irani ml that a snecial aka at this store mrans bic auanliur. high quality and low price, bat la this iasUBce wa
wast to say that never before bare we offered aa big a variety and at such remarkauie oargaia price.
We guarantee even garment to be worth froai 12.50 to S1V.SO. While the assortment Is the
largest we ever had, yet the first choice la always the best, f I f
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The materials are French Serge, Silk and Chiffon, made up In all the new style models. Col
ors are black, blue, brown, grey, black aad white stripe, brown and white stripe, etc Wonira's aad
$12.50, $15.00, $17.50 and $19.50
DRESSES, SATURDAY, at . . .
QWlr"W flrlVl" JL ' a iSjlr" Jlr" M VL as
SOME DISAPPEARING TYPES
Old Standby that Have Vanished
with the Good Old Day.
FAVORITES Df HAS-BEE5 CLASS
Where, Oh Wlurse, la the Cerpetbaa:,
th Oatten Umbrella, Copper,
j Teed Beets, Faper Cellars
' aad Whiskers.
The farmer with the carpet bag and tbs
crop of lone whiskers bss disappeared
completely from real Ufa and- exists only
in the Imagination! of the near -art Ills
who make alleged funny pictures.
What bas become of blinr A reporter
stsrted out tbs other Say to try and
find out Us discovered that tbs ssms
old farmer exists yet, but la aver thin
ning: ranks, and always without the car
pet bss and nearly always without the
whiskers. The average farmer that
comes to town tnee days IS dressed snd
looks Just like say other business man.
But oooaaloneUy a real old-fsshioned
"bay seed" osmes la town, but be never
cersle s carjxt bar ' Ths-shiny black
valise of glased, esaraa in. Unltatioa of
leather, and the, canvas "telescope" bsvs
taken Its place.
The earpet ear has simply dMianpeared.
Tbs storekeepers say they are not mads
any mors, and you couldn't buy one If
you wars willing to pay ttw for II.
The earpet bss was succeeded by the
(laird black' falls and this is being
gradually crowded out by tbs (ray can
vas "telescope," that Is mors ugly thsa
the carpet bag and last as much a bsdgs
of th man from the country,
Tbs carpet bag la Its day wss a gor
geous thing. It wss generally made of
the gayest colored carpet that could be
ba had, with bugs red roses snd flower
ing vines decorating its sides, -
With tbs carpet bag hss goes Its in
separable companion, the cotton um
brella with tbs ribs of whalebone -or
black cans aad tbs stick of wood. Fifty
years ago, when ths carpet bag wss In
Its prims, nearly all umbrellas bad ribs
of springy whalebone. Those were th
prosperous days of tbs whaling fleet out
of New Bedford and other New England
aeaposts, aad th balk of whalebone
brousht from tbs arctic seas went to the
umbrella makers. Th ribs of worn out
umbrellas were great for making Indian
bows, and In those days ths boys used
them for that purpose.
Ths whaling Industry declined when coal
oil took the pises' of whale oil In tbs
lamps of this oountry and when ths sup
ply of whalebone decreased ths umbrella
makers bad to look around for some
thing to taks Its place. For many rears
they used cans, which was stained black
In Imitation of tbs whalebone, and this,
la turn, was superseded by ths steel ribs
that are used today. - -
Tbs shawl strap Is fast going to Join
th carpet bsg la tbs land of used to be
and s Is ths sbswl that wss carried in It
One seldom sees a shawl these dsys, snd
then only on tbs shoulders of women
War re Are ths Beets!
Ths man with trousers tucked into th
tops of his blKh boots is as scares now
as boots of thst kfnd, and they at
mighty few. fifty years ago everyone
wore high-top boots, cowhide on week
days and calfsUa en Sundays, summer
snd winter. tmoemaktng machinery
sounded ths death knell of boots of that
kind. Tbs men who manage ths shoe
factories were working all ths time to
lessen tbs wast and make a hid go as
far as It could, and they soon eliminated
tbs wast of leather that went into boot
tope. High-topped boots were really of
some value in winter; they kept tbs snow
out. but in summer they were worse than
useless they were uncomfortable. They
were succeeded by ths congress shos and
than by tbs laced shoe.
Tb congress shoe. Ton remember it
If you ars years old. It had a gore
of slaatlo cloth inserted Jo each ankle
and this gave It stretching quality enough
to pull on and off easily.
Th congress shoe was In many wsys
the most con-torlabla sbos evc made,
snd many Middle-aged 'end old men and
women yet wear them, and nearly every
well-stocked rnos stors In Kansas City
keep them ia stork, but few of tbs up
town 'stores kept high -tripped boots.
Thar. Is no call for them there. Large
stocks! of theni ars carried, however. In
the smaller stores, especially on Fifth
street ' and th Market sqasra. Farmers
yet wear them In wet weather. But tbs
felt boot, with rubber foot, hi fsst taking
Ths eonper-toed boots and shoe for
boys and gtrla liavs gone, too. A search
of a doaen shot stores in Kansas City
failed to find a pair.
"Copper-toed shoes?" exclaimed the
manager of ana pt tb largest shoe
stores, "X haven't seen a pair ia twenty
years. There's no call for them."
. . Oaly a Memer.
The bootjack went wbea shoes came.
There was a tims when every boms bsd
Its bootjack, and wbea travelers earned
them In their satchels, for it wss almost
Impossible to get a pair of tight boots
oft without a bootjack. Home-mads
bootjacks were mad of a piece of board
with a notch sawed Into oea snd, which
waa raised from th .floor about . two
Inches by a block of wood nailed oa the
under side. To ysnk off a boot a man
put one foot on tbs jack and Inserted
the heel of ths other boot In ths notch
snd pulled bis foot out of It.
Ths "comlo" artists, who bsts to give
up tb "props" of their craft, yet pic
ture the bootjack among th missiles
throws at tb cat oa th back-yard feacs
or tbs spooning lovers In tb garden,
but a bootjack has not been used for
that purpose for many years, and it is
likely that nine-tenths of those who as
It In tbs pictures wender what it Is.
The woman with tbs bird esc hss
IN THE THICK OF THINGS OR
THE THIN OF THINGS?
It takes the steady nerve, the elastic
step, the energetic body to meet
modern conditions, and the quick mind
grasps the fact that body and nerves
must be properly nourished.
Weak, hesitating, doubting natures
are ' those who lack vitality. Their
kingdom is the crust or outer edge
the thin of things.
is the vitalizer for all ages. It feeds
nerves, body and brain with pure,
wholesome food tonic It does not
stimulate if nourishes.
mll Dftvaaiara .
gone ths way of tbs msn with tb ear
pet bag. Toe used to see her on svry
train, tbs elderly woman with a bird
In a cage and a copy of th county seat
paper wrapped around H aad tied with
a string. What bas become of her Is a
mystery, for there are lust as many
birds la cages as ever, and Just ss wisny
women who love them. But they don't
take there traveling any more. And why?
Maybe tbs woman with ths bird case
has gone to Join tbe pompous looking
msn with ths flowing "Ijord Dundreary"
whiskers and th ponderous gold chain
across his waistcoat. ' They are types
that bars almost disappeared, toe.
Waistcoat watch chains with pendant
"charms" ars fsst going, too, replaced
by ths fob and tbs thin chain of gold or
silver, or black ribbon from tbs coat
lapel to th outside breast pocket sf tbe
Ths goatee, fsshlonsbls after tb war,
baa besom a real curiosity along with
tbs "sideburns." . .
Deetors aad Whiikera.
Physicians were strong on etde whis
kers. They probably had an Idea that
side whiskers gave an air of respect
ability and great learning. They sre tt
effected b the advertising quacks. Ka
cently every member of a company of
advertising doctors hi this city wore long
side whiskers. They used to plaster ths
billboards with a stand of poster shew
ing the doctors "arriving" on a special
train. It was a symphony In whiskers.
But few reputable physicians grow slds
whiskers now. They bsve gone with tb
saddle bags. Remember them? Not many
years sgo nearly all ths doctors rod on
horseback, and bis tools and medicines
were carried in saddls bags. When tbs
doctor came en business bs bitched his
bores, threw his saddle bags over bis
shoulder and came in. Ah, the mystery
of those saddls begs! What a field of
speculation as to their contents. We boys
and girls stood In sws of them.
Paper collsrs bsve gone, too, slthough
tbey are yet msde, In aver digressing
quantity, and may bs found on th shelves
In small stores In th depths of ths Osark
region, far from tbs railroad. But la all
of Kansas City there-Is not one.
"Paper collars?" said tb manager of
a department stors. "You mean cellu
loid collars. You'll find them hi tbe gents'
"No, I mean paper p-a-p-e-r-paper
"Who the dickens ever beard of a cel
lar made of paper?" he asked.
But forty years ago nearly everyone
wore psper collars snd paper dickies and
paper cuffs. Tbey were msde of stiff
paper tbs tbkksess of cardboard, cov
ered on ths outside with a tbla layer of
linen and stamped la tbs making t Imi
tate all linen with imitation seams. Tbey
cam a dosen in a round box aad thsy
cost U cents a box. ' Occasionally they
wer In fancy boxes, such as a globe,
with a map of the earth pasted oa th
outside. To dress up you first put en the
psper dickle, msde la Imitation of a linen
shirt front, with a hole punched in tbe
top to hitch H to tbs collar button and
another hois In tbe center late which te
vew the shirt stud.
Bell-bottomed trousers diss noes red st
a later period. Tbe last gasp of the bell-ootti-nied
trousers leg wsa an cxaggwr-
' ated "bell" that casne out almost to the
hco toe. Witb It wss worn a suarecut
seek coat bound with wide braid, aad
witb tbe same width of braid around tb
waistcoat snd ths scalloped flaps of tbs
pockets. Thst wss too mors (or eont
icon sense te stand, and there came a
ret elt that swept braid and beU-bottossed
1 trousers Into oblivion together.
I Tl.e use of hair oil snd wax far tbs
mustache has almost disappeared. Not
many years axe the newspapers adver
tised many different brands of hair ell
.r.i cosmetics for tbe whiskers. Now
i her is scarscly any call for theex la ths
i ' Nearly every Bum of middle age la
Kansas Cily wss rocked In a cradle In tn-
I lancy. But now Scarcely any baby hi
rocked hi a crsdls and there isn't one for
sale in a store in Kansas City that could
be found by a reporter who went te look
for one. Tbe buyers of tb department
stores said they would order ens. Tbey
are made yet in th big fumltur fac
to! In, but there is hardly ever a call for
one ia a store.
Tbs "front parlor," with its close
blinds except wbea company cam. Its ao
tssrraph sad photograph album, its wax
tlowera under a glass dome, its stereo
scops and Its picture frames stuck ever
with shells, sre going fast, too.
; 8o is the carpet. Tbe rug that caa be
" ww whssw ' iroum sad cleaned Is
. .aktng ths place of tbe aaKed-dowa ear.
pet tint covered all tbs floor. Kansas
xoTxatxiTs or ocbajt stbakkm.
NEW VORST ...
rtxs. ....... ..
M'KINLEY CAMPAIGN LEADER
niiaoii Eepre tentative! Seleotel to
Rung Teft'i Politic! Interests.
WILL OPEN KEADQTJ ASTERS S009
Artiest Dae te Tm that Preeswre of
Work eeeaaee arret that
Secretary Rlllee Ftads It
WASHINGTON. y Teft head.
quarters ars to ba opened here Immedi
ately aad Representative William B. Me-
Ktnley of Illinois, ohatrmaa of the re
publican congressional campaign commit
tee, will be In chars of the presldsnt's
political Interests from now until ths
Chicago convention. This aanonosnsnt
waa mad tonight
Mr. Tart's friends bad advised such a
stsp, but no action waa tsken until th
pressure of political work became a
great thst Secretary Hill found It al
most Insupportable, Bestds, It was In
terfering seriously with th regular aad
nseesamry work of bis office. '
In his capacity aa chairman etthe re
publican congressional committee Mr. Mr.
Kinky will hava exceptional means of
keepttrg n close toach with politics) af
fairs througbeut tbe oountry.
The headquarters will be opened as
soon as sultsMs quarters ran bs found,
snd these probsalv will bs within easy
hall of th White House,
Will Brsla Week at Oaee.
Mr. McKlnley this evening announced
his intention of holding a series of con
ferences at esc. tt will brsla tomor
row morning and the remainder of th
week probably will ba devoted to taapplng
out a plaa of oampalgn. Mr. McKlnley
later gave u( a 'statement concerning
bis appointment and his plana.. Ha said:
'Ths suggestion cam to ma 1st this
evening snd cam as such a surprise thai
1 must plead for tiro to think. I cannot
maks any. prediction tonight . exoept te
reiterate what Kecretary Hillea already
has said, that ths renomlnatlon of Mr.
Taft Is assured. It Is, however, tb desire
of tb friends of tb president throughout
tbs oountry to have some central place
from which tbey esn be kept advised of
tbs details of th earn palm. .
"The idea now to to arrange wltbia a
few days tor a aentral bureau from
which th oountry will also be Informs 1
In a thorough manner as to what tbs
administration has socompllshsd. There
will be no attacks en other candidates
nor intriguing; It will be aa open oam
palgn. Mr. Taft will stand oa tbe record
of his sdmlnlstratlon aad the record of
"As to when the headquarters win be
established ia Washington I oannot state
until I havs had opportunity to confer
with ths party leaders. I will start to
work in tbe morning.' ?
Tbs sudden announcement of the deci
sion to open headquarters here Immedi
ately cams as a complete surprise, but It
occasioned no mom surprlss than did ths
selection of Mr. McKlnley to taks com
mand. it was recalled loalght. however, that
Mr. McKlnley bad beea a constant visitor
at ths White House during the last four
weeks He has conferred with th prawt
dent aad Mr. Hillea almost daily, oa
one of bis recent visits be waa asked
whether a would accept re-election aa
chairman of tb rspubMcea ooagresslonal
"Well." b ald, laughingly. Tat a
tlttl fellow and I would havs asm diffi
culty in resisting." .
In the last national campaign the con
gressional committee, of which Mr. Mc
Klnley then, as now, waa chairman.
worked la complete barmoay with the re-
publlraa national eemmltte In ad ranting
Mr. Taft's political fortunes. Tbs work
done then by Mr. McKlnley, ft Is believed.
had much to do with his selection agala
te look out for Mr. Taft a fences.
Postmaster Oeneral Hitchcock, who Is
taking aa active part with Secretary
Hillea In the prscoaventlon work for Mr.
Taft, will be arooog tb first with whom
Mr. McKlnley will reaeutt. Tbe post
master geaeral, Mr. Hillea and Mr. Mc
Klnley probably will go ever tbe situation
together tomorrow and make tentative
plans for the launching of the ramps la a,
February Clearance Sale Continues
Vast Quantities of Desirable Home Furnishing Goods Offered
at a Tremendous Reduction-Twenty-flve to Fifty Per Cent.
We are compelled to dispose of enormous quantitites of Furniture, Bogs, Lace Cur
tain, China, Stoves and other homefnrnishings. Small lots and discontinued patterns.
The new Spring arrival must be given space. THIS IS AN XTB.A02DINAT C0N- :
DITI0N; goods that will appeal to every one who is buying- for the home. Your oppor
tnnlty to save is NOW.
A Small Deposit a Little Each Month Buys These Wonderful Specials
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Tit , r ...-l-e-JSP,
X.OT 1 Manon Brussels Ruga U
feet. This siss rug usually sells for
JMt Sesmless Velvet, ttll nuga
a Wilton Velvet Rug. msle In one
tit new patterns
eafy our price for
piece new style orl- I
ental patterns. Wth S 1 3e5 0
jlt eO. now at W
tVOT I imlmrter Reg. ttt ft a
high lusarioaa pile, oriental aad me-
a big variety tit
Solid Oak Beautiful Polished
Extension Tsbui massive lees
ana rt terg top,
1 11.0 value.
$G.50 Golden 0k 5-foot
Extension Tabic, 0 1.75
$18.50 Massive Pedestal
Solid Oak Chiffoniers beauti
fully finished gcMest, five large
drawers, most ssoep-
I V LIBRARY FBRRITBRE U
Table (like cut) quartered 4J gg
oak, eigeir polished, ll.f, I
Rocker . . .
Horker . . P4-
port ... glT-ed
. let :
Parlor. Dining Rooa, Bedroom and Kitchen
or any other four rooms furnished completely
with furniture, stoves, nigs, curtains, dishes,
etc. Greatest outfit values ever offered, now
Terms To suit your convenience.
Spring aeet III
imperial A M ,
leather " -f
golld oak l,Ji5W3lJ, sw
mission ' J !r'jij
finish f j
well made l
aad guar- J
an teed J
rd osk, large,
new and attrac
pints mirror; I
and double door
deek com part
meet lit val
$4.50 Neatly Enamel
ed Iron Beds, V V,
for the aala only) a.
18. to Heavy Oorusr
Post Iron Beds,
for this sale
IIS Maple, Mahogany
or Oak DreH ( jj
r, now ,,.. w'
IIS genuine Mahogany
Colonial Drees )4 JQ
or, this eel "
eak, I fancy
esssl lea Uy
w r k meaehta
guar a a teed.
en top and
base t value
eut to only
DOUGLAS ST. '
INDIANS AS BRIDGE BUILDERS
Carl ewe Baaasple ef Prlaaltlve Craft
y Satlt Ovee Camadsse
Some Interesting examples of India
Ingenuity are afforded en tb River
Sfcesna and Ha tributaries In North Brit
ish Columbia. These waterways ta their
upper reaches flow very swiftly and for
tb ascot part through deep ravines. As
H is impossible for the Indians ta ernes
these by means ef canoes tbey have re
sorted te bridging.
Their bridges are asiswestiag structure
from the engineering point of view. Inas
much as tbs cantilever principle I
adopted. A bridge of this design spans
tb Bulksley river where It Is about IX
feet wide, and lbs height from tna bridle
to water level hi about eighty feet.
It Is ball! of wood an logs, the lege of
ths structure being formed of single
stout legs vsryleg from sixty to eighty
feet m length. Tb task ef lowering Ihess
into position must have deenandsd con
siderable ingenuity oa In part of tb
Thsy ars burled, about fifteen feet at
their lower ends and anchored by tb
upertmposltloa ef mass is of large rock
rolled and carried te tbe site. Tbe longi
tudinal members of tbs shore spaa are
similarly burled la ths ground aad lashed
to tbe ends of ths diagonal log. '
These mara members, corresponding to
deck gird sre. an about U feet la length,
and to either end tbe A members ef tb
superstructure are lashed. Elaborate
cross bracing Is resorted t la order to
secure greater strength.
Wnea tb bridge waa first. erected tbs
different ssembsrs war simply secured
together by willow tboaga, bnt when tb
British Colomblsn governanent erected a
mere substantial suspenasoa bridge lower
down tb river th Indians assembled
snd followed ths white man's opsratleso
with great interest. . Tbey observed how
ths thick wire cables were slung and an
chored, and accordingly decided te Intro
duce wire Into their own structure.
Tbey procured th material for tbi
srposs from wherever tbey could and
Introduced It la a most fantastic manner
Also when the Orand Trunk Pacific rail
way engineers commenced working on
tbeir track nearby th Indiana procured
odds and ends, such ss belts and spikes,
from thera for Introduction ta their
bridge, a that bow tt ta a strange looking
piece ef work, though the fundaments!
itnevar ttaes are still distinct Hot-
en tl fie
Accuse Hetty Green
of Trying to Extort
Money From Hearst
NEW YORK. re. f.-Mra. Hetty
Oram, known as the richest woman in
lbs world, "attempted te extort money"
from William Randolph Hearst according
te C. Id. Bovse. attorney for tbe editor,
who obtained aa order In court directing
Mrs. Green to appear and snow cause to
day why she should not bs compelled to
accept IKMM with intsrest up till last
Monday la payment ef a mortgage she
held on Hearst properties
Mrs. Oreea. Bovse said, refused to can
cel tbe mortgage until paid 1.1 addi
tional Interest, which, he said, "th rich
est woman" etalraed when Mr. Hearst's
representatives called on her nun Mon
day. Today Bovse withdrew tb order, say
ing that Mrs. Ores bad "capitulated"
and turned over the mortgags tor tb
amounted named by Mr. Hearst. Mrs.
Oreea hi quoted ss saying:
The charge that I tried te extort money
la absurd. I simply asked Mr. Hearst's
representatives te wait till th return of
my son. who was handling the business
snd when tbey refused, I added thirty
days interest to which I believed I was
entitled under the law-
Key to tb SltsauoB Be Advertising.
PORTLAND. Ore, Use. 1-W. Cooper
If orris, casnluted cashier of the defunct
Oregon Trust and Havings hank, was
qualified aa a witness la tbs recent trial
of Lamia t. 'Wilde, tbe banker ef gam
Diego, CaU acquitted ef a charge ef
alleged embesxlement frem the same
hank, was permitted today to withdraw
his pleas of guilty oa tbs same lrjdltzatr
and tbe ease waa dismissed. - t
Morrta was Indicted Jointly with Wfldq
and waa charged with the smheeileussnt
of POM from tbe bank. The Jury ta Use
Wild trial brought In aa Instructed vein
diet of not guilty. Judge Kavanaugb ksM
Ing that ae crime bad beea provsd by
the prosecution and that tb Indict meat
waa Insufficient. -
Latest style In Millinery.
4 Smith. Ill & llth Bt.
cdy for backache. It penetrates
and celieves tbe pain instantly.
U also good lor sciatica,
Mr. PlSTcexa Howsua, ef Wkftrler.
Calif., wrtles: - 1 had ay keek kaitsi
tbeBoarvar. I tried sll sleds ef dees
withe, ri'iiss. Tee week avlMi
souls of gleasr LtssWsa. trv. The
trot ssnbasiins as as it Iswss.ieaei.-
tsMsrsS safes M
Dr. Earl S. Soaa
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