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TllE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 27, 1913.
SALE of TURKISH TOWELS $
liitJl Sept, 1, Stores Closo 5 i M. week tbtya; Saturday 0 P. M.
Boxes of Notions at 15c Ea.
These mill seconds aro slightly Imperfect, but the values nro wonderful.
Mill ends Turkish Bath Towels,
slightly Imperfect, special Q 1 n
at, each u2t
Largo size, good quality Towels,
hommcd or fringed, seconds, n
groat values at, each ft,
15c to 19c Bath Towels, plain
hemmed and extra largo 1A
site, slightly lmporfoct, ea. ..1VL
uxira large, plain hemmed or
f rinsed 20c values but mill 4qt .
neeonds while they last i&rtC
Jumbo Turkish Towels, fringed
with colored borders, also 4 On
(plain hemmed, double ply 1JJI
worth to 39c, at ench. ........
25c nnd 2Dc Turkish Bath Towols,
slightly Imperfect while 4C0
tboy last at, each Iwv
For Monday in our Main Floor Notion Section wo havo prepared
hundreds of boxes of selected notions to sell at a prlco away below
the valuo of the morcahndise. Each box contains; Card of 12
buttons, 1 paper pins, 1 hair net, 1 spool basting cotton, 1 ico pick.
ton, l ico pick,
1 yard elastic, 1 pkg. hair pins, 1 needle book,
1 bolt tape, 1 card safety pins, 1 machlno darner.
1 fancy hat pin, 1 card collar stays, 1 spool darning
cotton. Evory item here will bp In each box also
All go on solo Monday Main
floor, linen alslo.
few others not enumerated hero; all for
of Silk and Cotton
Monday wo devote our basement. and main floor to a display and sale of thousands Upon thousands of yards of the newest and most desir
at 33c a Yard
All nowest street shades,
whlto, cream, blacg and
evening tints, yarn dyod,
for entire dresses, walsti
and trimmings QQ,-
Cheney Bros. Spot Proof
Foulards 49c yd.
Blues, tans, new browns,
greys, whlto and black
tho season's best patterns
85c a yard M A
values, on our t,lj
main floor, at, yd.
able yard goods in silks, linen and cotton fabrics; As a result of advantageous purchases, .we are offering these goods during the coming week
at actually lower prices than they could bp bbught at wholesale in the eastern" markets today. Think of buying 75c silks for 15c a yard! Think
of purchasing 40 and 45-inch ratine at 20o a yardl. Think of silk messalines at 33o and wide .shadow laces at 39c. These are somieof the notable
offerings in this remarkable yard goods sale.
fi.000 Yards Summer
Fabrics at iSific Yard.
Novelty Ottomans, col
ored pique. Kronen or
gandies, French batistes.
to too a yd
70o Zlatlne, main floor,
B1.60 Imported Ratine,
78o Brocaded Orepes,
Silk Fabrics and Cotton Goods Worth Up to 50c a Yard at 15c Yard
A fortunate condition of'tradt enabled. our buyers to secure all'the'mill sample
bolt of silks and cotton fabrics from one of the greatttt jaasiern factories at actually less
than onc'half the marke price. The purchase includes heavi silk Russian cords, silk
Ratine Ortpe, silk- Brocade, silk Eollcnnes, sun coras, silk uacquaras ana many omer
new weaves in wlittc and dainty colors.
Any woman who has seen the display of these beautiful, new weaves in our 16th strut
windows, will realise what an amazing value we are offering you Monday. Thousands
and thousands ofyardsvn basement squares aid tables Monday.
Some of the fabrics are worth tSc a yardsomeare worUvSOc a yard, and Jhe majority of
thtm aic actually worth 76c a yard. OnVtic in our JJasement.
65c and 75c Shadow Laces 39c Yd.
18 and 27-inoh shadow laco flouncinga, 18 and
36-inch allovors in shadow and cluny effects,
Venise, ratine and macramo bands; not ft fc
tops and oriental lace edgos, up to 9 A Hi
inches wide, yard
WASH and TRIMMING LAOES at 15o Yard.
Macramo Dands up to 10 inches wide; real 4 r
linen cluny edges; worth up to 35c a yard; 3
a splendid new lot to choose from; per yard. . . . B-V,v
lOo and 15c TUB LAOES at 5c Per Yard.
Imitation Cluny; also real linen Cluny, Nottingham c
laco bands and edges; whito cream and ecru; yd. OC
50o VOILE and BATISTE SKIRTINGS, 39o Yd.
45 inches wide Skirtings, beautifully embrold- qq
ered in tho newest designs; per yard. ....... OiC
75c Swiss and Nainsook Flouncings, 29o Yard.
27-lnch WalBtlngs, threo and four rows Imitation cro
chot and Venlso insertion effects, Swiss and battsto
40-in. and 45-in. RATINE, worth 65c-and 75c a Yard, at 29c Yard
A New York importer sold us a great lot of high class ratine at a pricejrepresenting much less
than ordinary cost to import. These ratines are 40 inches wide, in heavy weights so much in
demand at present for summer wear. Pink and whito stripe, blue and white stripe, lavender
and white stripe, brown and white stnpe:or black and white stnpes. Also 45-inch tan ratine
with lattice work border, worth 75o yd. Some bolts slightly imperfect; Monday in Basement, yd.
tm V a Ma w
20c to 31c White Goods, 12c Yard
12 2 c
A new lino of Fancy White Goods for women's dresses and waists,
children's dresses, aprons, also for curtains, etc. Tho ma
terials aro 27 Inches wldo and include embroidered
Swisses, checked lawns, plaid batistes, Lono stripe
lawns, dotted Swisses; worm up to auc a yara
Soft and cool nro tfio new 30
inch Whito Silks, so much in
demand for undermuslins,
Whito Madras Shirting Is excel
lent for shirts, waists, pa-
Jamas, children's - wear; 3C
inches wide and, sold
everywhere for 20c a
yd.; Monday,, at, yd. ...
Seersucker and Riplette Crepe, 15c Yard
Flno WJtlte Seersucker and Riplotto Crepe, 28 and 30 inches
wide, and bo woven that. Ironing is quite unneces
sary. Delightfully cool for summer wear and n
gonuino 25c value
Monday at, yard, . . .
Yon Should Seo Tlieao Whlto
CKitcti Dimities Sell regu
larly at 15c a yard; 27 inches
wme; on saie Monday
27-incli Wldo Puro Whlto Untlno Extra
heavy Quality for separate- skirts
and jacket Bin to; worm 40c
yard: at, yard
Sliipraent " Sat "ecclvcd' of Now
a sComblnat of ratine and
CreOO' . lh .II . rnnirn nt' nlnln
snanos; z t in. wn
rino Quality SUk Stripe Rat
ine In white and all the new
est fashionable colors; 27
mcues. wiae: worm
40o a yard
ido, at, yd. . . ,
30-inch' wldo Natural Color Dress Linen
jaxira neavy weight for suits and
coats; 30c yard value; Monday
Mill Lengths Imported Mercerized Table Damask, 1 to 5 Yards, worth 50c to 60c Yard, in Basement, 29c Yard
Thousands'' Yards Wash Goods
Whlto and Colored Solsette Mill lengths of
regular 25c quality; basement, at yard
Clmmbray Ginghams In all tho plain colors; on j
special tables In basement, at, yard
Llslo Thread and Egyptian Tissues Checks, stripes
and plaids; 26c grade; basement, at yard.
30-inch wide Blenched Muslin The saving on this qual
ity should bo of Interest to every one; a special AX.
bargain of thousands of yards; basement, at yd.TT 2 C
Monday for tho First Time a Splendid New Uot of Best
Quality 30-lnch Percale Light and dark styles; tho
uoouiuucui. iuuiu uut uo Lienor; iruia iuq uuu,
w - y o .(I'M q 'A f
Clearance of Women's Apparel, $5
Wo havo roduced hundreds of our most desirable and
fashionable summer garments for women down to $5.00
in order to clear them out quickly. At this prlco they will
not last long. We suggest you mako your selections Monday.
WOMEN'S DRESSES, Worth np to $20, at $5
WOMEN'S SUITS, Worth up to $20, at $5
WOMEN'S COATS, Worth up to $20, at $5
SILK WAISTS, Worth up to $20, at $5
WOMEN'S SKIRTS, Worth up to $15, at $5
Wo havo never before offered oo many high class gar
ments to sell at such a low prlco.
Tho Dresses include linens, ratines, voiles, sheer llngerio
fabrics, etc., in all slzos for women and ralesea.
Tho Coats includo smart wraps in' silk and wool fabrics,
ugni ana mctuum weight coats,
ovonlng coats, etc.
Tho Silk Waists Wo offer tho un
restricted cholco of our ontlro
stock, many of which Bold up to
Tho Suits includo odd lots and brok
en sizes in light and modlum
weights; also any wash suit in the
Tho Sklrta comprise tho unrestricted
choice of anything In stock.
Drugs Toilet Goods Specials
Cutlcura Soap, ig
25c cake for JLOC
Kirk's Bath y
Soap, cake, ... v
Ivory or Wool Soap;
six cakes 1 O
Tiz for the ic
feet; 25c size IOC
B. 8. S. for tho 'blood;
Peroxido of Hydrogen,
1-lb. bottle; io
Woodbury's F,a ,o 1 a 1
Graves' Tooth Powtier;
in glass, rj
for ... . C
Emery Boards; J
2 pkgs for OC
Wjelch's Orapo Juice;
pint bottles, ni
Boraclo Acid, 1
1-lb. pkg.... IDC
Epsom Salts, pure;
1-lb. pack- o
25c size. .A.Imiv
Nadinola Cream; 50o
Blzo o O '
Bromo Seltzor; 50c
size bottle aq
for ........ mj7C
20-Mule Toam Borax.
6-lb. pack- qq
ago for...'. . 60C
Jess Talcum Powder,
25o size -I
Wax; pkg. . 0C
Spoecial Sale of Manicure Pieces
Scissors, Files and Buffers at deeply cut prices on main floor Monday '
Clearance Specials in Drapery Dept., 3rd Fl.
Screens for protecting baby from
tho files worth 91; to
close out quickly nt ....
-OO pairs Whlto and Cream Coll
orcd Imported Madras Curtains;
worth ,2 a pair; dv-j j-q
special for Monday at P pS?
60 pieces of 30-inch Colored Cross
Barred Scrim; regular prlco
12c n yard; special ty
Monday nt, yard C
Ono special lot of Assorted Couch
Covers in reds, Kreens and
browns; worth ?2.50; attractivo
patterns, at tf -i f0
Each . blUO
We liave Just received two cases of now fall patterns of Cre- o r
tonnes, Bhown for the first time Monday at, yard, XOd ond
500 largo Enamel Preserving Kettles;
worth up to 85c; Monday at each. . . .
Clearance Sale of Shoes
Every day wo brintr forward now lotn nf nhon
from the best makers in America and offer them
at prices that aro far below the prices of only a
few weeks ago. Opportunities liko this come but
rarely. Better plan now to come in Monday.
Women's Pumps and Oxfords
Odds and ends left from our big clearing
sale during the last week. These are all
high grade pumps and oxfords for women
that sold formerly at $3 and $4 a pair, in
patent and dull leathers. Only a few pairs
of a style, but practically all sizes are here.
It is emphatically tho
most attractive offer
La the shoe clearance,
Barefoot Sandals for Women .In rf A Q
all sizes; at, pair. J) X fr7
Hundreds of pairs of Women's Fine Pumps nnd
Oxfords; all good styles and in perfect condi
tion; nave oeen selling- nt $3.ou; mi qp
All our 25c Shoo Polish for whlto or
black shoes at
All our 10c slzo 'packages Qf gilo0 Polishes;
CLEARANCE SALE of MEN'S SHIRTS and UNDERWEAR,' Old Store
Hundreds of Men's Negligee Shirts, in
yjuiu wane, piain colors or stripe pat
terns; worth 75o and even $1; at 55J
Our finest Men's Underwear in shirts, draw
ers and union sulto; worth up to $1.50; dur
ing this salo they go at. . . .50f and 75e
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win i nmixniTm nmnTTjni t inn I
Eeport of Investigation Made by the
CONDITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY
fVelfar WorSc ! Cood, Dar'a Work
Too lions', Wages Not Xott nnil
Moralltr lllah Kmoust the
2,000 Women Employes,
(Continued from Pare One.)
partment Store." "Tba Relation tof tho
Was Seals to the Social EvIL" Tb one
evil the !nveUgator found common to
all department stores if the lontr work
All of tba bis store wero found to
maintain special welfare conveniences for
the use of employes and tho moat prom!
nmt aro featured in the report The con
clusion of the Investigators Is:
"Physical conditions In these depart
ment stores conducive to the comfort at
the worker are as favorable those la
any line of trade or Industry in this
country. There Is good reason to be
Meve even that the average is appreciably
better, and. Indeed, somes of the welfare
work is really wonderful.
Officials WIIIIuk (o Improve.
'The conditions In these stores vary nc
COrdlngT to tho understanding of the of
ficials directly responsible.
"The lnvesUvatlon shows that some are
lacking in information a to existing bitrh
standards in welfare work, but they are
in tne main not only receptive when
practical, new ideas are given, but eager
to apply them.
"Tbere aro many things that are not
yet worked out in an ideal way, and
oro of the stores, in their consideration
for the employes, are much belter than
others. But It is belevod ' that any one
who will read the report with an open
mind will be convinced that thoia who
am managing these stores do recognlio
their retponalbtllty to the human .ele
ment Involved In their administration to
an extent wlitoh reveals the wage relation
as the simplest part of their undertaking.
The truth Is that the conduct of a de
partment store on Its human side -as
toward Its customers on the one hand
and as toward Its employes on the other
Is ono of the moat complex develop
ments of modern lite. There has been
great Improvement since department
stores came Into being.
Shorter Work Day Advocated,
"Ono of the most Interesting revela
tions In connection with the Investigation
of conditions of employment in ttisse
New York retail stores is the tact that,
excepting where there Is a sale, shop
pers do not begin to purchase to any
extent before 10 JO or 11 o'clock morn
ings. On tbo other hand, the public
shows a decided Inclination to buy as
late as S o'clock.
"Tho varying, length of the woric day
In the stores Is indicated by the fact
that while twelve have eight vnd three
quarter hours, excluilve of the lunch
period, others run all the ay from
eight and one-quarter to nine nnd one
half In the fall, winter and spring.
"A shorter workday Is recommended
for all stores. The Itetall Dry. Qoods
association was urged to consider favor
ably adopting the policy of opening at
o'clock, and for nine months In the-year,
Beginning September 15. closing at 6
o'clock, 5 p. m. being the' hour' sug
gested for closing from June li to Sep.
"The ultimate Ideal untform work day
for nine months, which now undoubtedly
will be regarded as a suggestion far too
auvanceu, is from 9 u. m. to 5;J0 p. m.,
with one hour for luneh.
The report also deala with
Chris tmaj and aeaionnJ work, n m n
special privileges for shopping, early leav
ing on rainy days, and holiday and Sat
urday aiiernoon leaves of . absence
Problem of Woman's Wnae.
Publlo accountants w, tnituwt.hv h
National Clvlo federation to make a
thorough Inspection of the payrolls of
the feminine employes in seventeen de.
partment stores. In the Interest of ac
curacy and for the purpose of getting the
stores on a common basis as nearly as
possible tho classifications determined
upon were; (1) Saleswomen, (2) assistant
buyers, (S) manufacturing departments
and () all others over 16 and under 15.
As averages may mislead and b unfair
to low ware ktouds barAin. fw Mirh
salaries considerably Increase tho mm
rate, one aseclal table was prepared to
give we numbers receiving certain def
inite wages, and It depicts the condition
Generally speakng, the report shows
that Si per cent, or 1,417 of the 8.SCT
saleswomen and 61.33 ner cent, nr io.otk
of all the women employes, totaling 19,617,
m seventeen New York stores, get less
than a week, It being remembered that
aoelal workers have given 19 as the
lowest reasonable living wage tor a girl
entirely self-supporting In New York, al
though IS Is the standard set by such
Investigators In Boston. One store has
none selling under SS and only sixty
tour under $9. while another having. two
at less than 18 has only five under On'
the other hand titer are 664 of the total
number of feminine employes receiving
under It and 2.0OJ getting less than tS.
The general situation is Indicated by
Average rate of saleswomen $9 si
Including commissions paid In cer
tain stores 1 9 ES
Averogo rate of women employes In
the manufacturing departments.... 10.93
Average rate of all other feminine
Over 16 years of age , 7 00
Under IS years of age 3,S5
Average rate of all, feminine em
ployes ., 8.68
Including commissions paid In cer
tain stores ...J 8.70
The highest average wage rate iald
saleswomen In -any given atoro la 114.
the lowest being. S7.lt.
The highest wage paid any Individual
saleswoman (not buyer or assistant
buyer) Is S0 and the loweat Is S3.S0. Ex
eluding the four firms paying the highest
average rates to saleswomen, 14.49, S1S.4S,
111.51 and S10.S3 respectively, the average
wage rate paid saleswomen In the other
thirteen stores Is 13.33.
Despite the fact that wages are low
In department stores, they .are lower In
Some Surprising Facts.
The following facts probably will sur
1. The average. wage paid women, em
ployes . in New York department stores
Is appreciably higher than tho average
of factories, mills and like Industries In
which women are employed In that city.
2. The average of the wages paid women
by the large department stores Is much
hlcber than that of their small com
petitors and the thousands of retailers .In
the various lines of trade.
"It la earnestly hoped, however, that
those department stores which have any
considerable number In the sales forces
at 16 and S7 a week, may not be eattsfled
with' the position they occupy in thl
matUr. for assuredly they are. to a de
cree vulneralbe to tho. attacks of their
critics, and particularly so long aa any
sell goods at less than S3, even though
the percentage Is negligible; L e., 3-10 of
1 per cent Out of 8,867 saleswomen, only
twenty-seven receive less than S5. Thero
should be none.
"It It la shown that the trade will not
bear an Increase In wagea, the answer
must be that In other Industries the cost
has been placed upon the consumer.
When It Is made clear to the public that
It has been profiting nt the expense of
the girls In the department stores, surely
the sentiment will be that It must con
sent to have the burden placed upon the
Industry or stop finding fault with the
department stores tor paying low wages.
Relation of Wnses to Proatltatlon.
The fourth and final chapter of the re
port deals with tho "Saleswoman and the
Is tho modern department store to a
large degree responsible for prostitution?
A yery respectable percentage of the
population of the United States appar
ently believes that It is, and many writ
ers of good Intention have written or
proclaimed thlsaalleged fact, also believ
ing It to be true.
Those who have brought this serious
charge Involving a reputable business
and. Indirectly, men of good standing
and high position In their several com
munities, could have learned the falsity
of this charge by Inquiring Into condi
tions. On February S3, 1912. James Bronson
Reynolds. Investigator of the white slave
traffic as assistant district attorney of
New York, said:
"I found nothing In our investigation
to justify the charge contained In the
" 'la it the set policy on the part of the
retail dry goods companies, commonly
termed 'department stores," to maintain
low wages with the expectation that the
sales clerks would augment their salaries
by cultivating Immoral relatlonshlpsr
"Thero was no evidence In relation to
any store that the management had such
Judge Henry W, Herbert brings out the
point that In many cases that had come
before him In the Women's night court
of New York City, he has never found
even ono In which the, situation of the
girl brought to court Could be by any
possibility traced back to poor wages and
the urglngs of want
Miss Beeks, In an earlier report, writ
ten before this proposition attracted pub
llo attention, had expressed the opinion
that low wagea had at moat a very in
direct bearing upon this question. ' She
has, therefore, taken much pains In this
report to show how widely this opinion,
expressed by her many months ago, is
sustained by official Investigations of
the moat careful character and by the
long experience of many most competent
aocial wprkers. It has seemed highly
Important that this should be dons not
so much for the sake of the department
stores as for the sake of the 22,000 women
employes of these stores. Bo long aa the
public rests under the impression ihat
the department store encourage Ini-morallty-and
are, in fact, full of It
every woman employed In those storco
Is under a cloud. The welfare depart
ment of The National Clvlo Federation,
after an Investigation of these stores, one
by one. aa careful as circumstances would
permit. Is glad to be able to certify that
there is no substantial foundation what
ever for this belief.
The report contains a statement signed
by thirty-seven representative men and
women who are qualified to speak upon
this subject and who believe that gross
Injustice has been done the working
girls, especially those employed In de
partment stores, through the comments
circulated recently. Unking the wage
scale with the so-called "white slavo prob.
lent." The consensus of opinion on the
part of that voluntary group of persont
is that causes other than low wages
contribute directly tc the downfall of
women In general.
Points In Conclusion.
Testimonials from other social workerw
are quoted at length, and the following
pertinent points are made:
The persistent attempt to cast reflec
tions upon the character of workim
women through tho contention that im
morality is a prevalent and a necessary
part of their changed economic condition
is an apcrslcn upon womanhood which
Is most obnoxious to the army of busi
ness and professional women who guard
their reputation even more carefully than
the rich "society" women who have even"
protection thrown about them.
History shows Instances where women
have killed themselves to save theii
chastity. During the Boxer rebellion In
3000, women over and over again killed)
themselves to prevent violation on tho
part of the Russian or FrencR soldiers.
In the town of Tungchow alone nineteen
Chlneae women threw themselves Into a
well, when the Russian troops were
taking the village rather than to fall Into
One explanation of the persistent effort
to make 'white slavery" an economio
rather than an ethical question. Is the
fact that socialist writers have flljed the
magazines and newspapers with their
philosophy, which contemplates the
abolition of the wage system itself, an4
prostitution and the department store
furnish a good combination for magatlne
In other words, many of the statistics
and much of the literature on the "white
lave" question today are furnished by
those who openly demand that our Indus
trial system must be overthrown and all
poverty aboUahed before there may be
found any cure tor the social evil
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