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THE BEE; OMAHA, SATURDAY. NOVtiMKrJt 25, 1916.
Personal Gossip : Society Notes .- Woman's Work : Household
Three-Mile Limit a Variable Line
Because of Bays and Headlands
November 24, 1916
"Gin ft body get a bonast,
Need a body swear T" '
Oh, no, Mr. Cartoonist, desist!
Fifty-dollar and up bonnets are no
longer the bone of contention in most
of our happy homes. Almost any
"bit lassie" can fashion a "bit liddie"
as pretty and "niftick" as those Nell
Brinkley draws, for from 50 cents to
$5. Or, if the lady is not clever with
her fingers, and if she buys expensive
hats now and then, after all what does
that matterf What s in a hat?
A far more serious problem, con
fronts the darling daddy and the hard
working husband, now. When little
daughter comes crookinir her arm
around papa's neck and pulling that
long-sunering ngnt ear, it will not be
to wneedle hats from daddvs Docket
book. When dearest Dora dons her
daintiest dinner dress and prepares
your, favorite dishes for the evening
meal, never fear that she is paving the
way to asx ior one ot those dreadful
dreams, those perfect nightmares
which used to haunt the region of
your panic account, a hat.
The desideratum now is shoes.
wnen you were very, very, very
young, you looked with envy on the
ideal grown-up who always wore four
dollar shoes. The day that you bought
your own first five-dollar pair was an
eventful one in your life. But now
nve-aoiiar snoes, why you couldn t
think of wearing such cheap things.
Even ten or fifteen-dollar pairs are
rather common. Today, Mr. Car
toonist, uie trouble comes on account
of shoes. Perfectly wonderful crea
tions they are all gold and silver,
hand-painted, embroidered, spotted
and otherwise, and the prices are pro
portionately grand. Twenty-five dol
lars is asked for the hand-painted
variety and more elaborate styles are
to be had at thirty per. ,
Thanksgiving in Lktcoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Creighton
and Mr. Herbert Connell will be
guests, at a house party of Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac Miller Raymond in Lin
coln next week. The Omaha guests
will attend a Thanksgiving cotillion at
the Lincoln hotel, one of the four
such parties given during the year by
the Lincoln club and a dinner pre
ceding the dance. The Raymonds will
give a Thanksgiving dinner for their
Mr. "and Mrs. T. F. Kennedy, Mr.
and Mrs. Dick Stewart and Mr. and
Mrs. Will Burns will make up a party
to Lincoln for the Notre Dame game.
Miss Grace Allison is also planning
Orpheum Matinee Party.
Mrs. W. T.. Cox chaperoned a party
of children to the Orpheum matinee
this afternoon, guests of her daughter,
Helen. After the matinee there was a
luncheon in the Brandeis green room.
Ihe party included
gMMMMWIftMl nli'lil MmilllllW I.
By LA RACONTEUSE.
Buttons! Buttons! Buttons! On
shoes, hats and suits. Buttons with
out "rhyme or reason," or so it would
seem where row upon row of black
bone buttons are featured oh an other
Wise simple suit of navy blue mohair.
Helen Kras. .
Pearl Palmer, .
Marian Horner, -
Pauline Parma lee.
Mrs. Tom McShane asked a few
guests for luncheon informally
Thursday. Her sister, Miss Theresa
Sheridan of St. Joseph, and Miss Edna
Jones of Washjngton, D. C, who is
spending the winter with her sister,
Mrs. Joseph Byrne, were the out-of-town
Reception-Tea or Mrs. Mctlonsr.
Following Mrs. McClung's suffrage
talk next Wednesday afternoon at the
clackstone, the taual Suffrage so
ciety will give a reception and tea in
honor or the Canadian writer and lec
tttrer. This year and last season's
debutantes have been asked to assist
as well as a large number of prom
inent matrons. The affair will be one
of the social events of the week and
will be held in the Louis XVI par
lors aajoming me pan room.
Junior Club Dance;
Cards were issued Thursday for the
first Junior club dance of the season,
a Thanksgiving affair Saturday eve
ning, December I, at the Hotel
Fontenelle. Plana to make this a
masque party have been abandoned.
Dinners preceding and suppers fol
lowing the dance will be general. One
of the dinners planned will be given
by Mr. and Mrs. A. -W. Gordon for
their guests. Mr. and Mrs. Fownly
of Kansas City, who arrive a Week
Mrs. James S. Loney gave a lunch
eon at her home in the Oroc apart
ments Wednesday, when covers were
Daniel I. Lahey, ' James W. Novak. -Lester
P. Weeoott, James Iraeek.
WIU C Helnrtcba,
4orty guests attend the Elks' ht
nal dancing party at the lodge
rooms Wednesday evening.
Events to Come.
The Scottish Rite Dancing club will
give a dancing party Saturday eve
ning of next week at the Scottish Rite
The Nonpareil Social club is plan
ning a series of dances in its hall. The
first party will be held Wednesday
evening, November 29.
Dinner Party This Evening.
Dining together at the Blackstone
this evening will be a party which in
cludes Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barker,
Mrs. E. W. Dixon, Mrs. Fred Nash,
Miss Lynn Curtis, Mr. Earl Gannett,
Mr. Luther Drake and Mr. Edward
Hart of Council Bluffs.
Fine Arts Studio Talks.
Two gallery talks will be given at
the Fine Arts exhibit Saturday after
noon. Mrs. Clement Chase will speak
at 3 o'clock and will be followed at 4
o'clock by Doane Powell, The Bee's
cartoonist and president of the Omaha
Miss Ethel M. Graham, daughter
of Albert Graham, and Mr. Harry E.
Burgus were married by Rev. Charles
W. Savidge at his residence Thurs
day evening at 6 o'clock.
Miss Theresa Sheridan of St. Jo
seph, Mo., is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Tom McShane, and Mr. Mc
Mrs. Ralph W. Breckenridge is
spending several weeks in Denver.
Miss Mary Van tueeck ot roiurn-
keepsie, N. Y., who is the guest of
Miss Regina Connell, will Remain un
til after Thanksgiving.
dr. and Mrs. t. H. Briges of Kan
sas City are at the Fontenelle await
ing the arrival of Mrs. G. B. Fuller
of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Senator J. H. Millard, Miss Jessie
Millard and Mr. Willard Millard, jr.,
are expected home this evening from
a trip to Japan,
Mrs. Charles W. Turner returns to
her home in Fremont Saturday morn
ing after a short visit with Mrs. Bar
Mr. 'and Mrs. J. A. C. Kennedy
have returned from New York. While
there Mrs. Kennedy met Miss Hor
tense Clarke and Miss Edith Locke,
two former Omaha girls who are
winning success in the metropolis.
Miss Clarke is a professional shopper
and Miss Locke is in the advertising
Mr. and Mrs. J. Clarke Coit are
planning to attend the annual charity
ball at Fremont the night before
Going Down! Says
Women's Skirts to
Chicago, Nov. 24. Radical changes
in women's garments, effective in the
spring, were promised in an an
nouncement last night by' (Alexander
Weisz, president of the. Designers'
Association of Women Clothes, the
biennial convention of which begins
here December 6.
The skirts of suits and dresses no
longer will permit a view of several
inches of hosiery, he asserted, and
will reach the shoe tops. He added
that the straight lined garments will
supplant the Baring skirt. .
The spring models, it was an
nounced, will cost from IS to 20 per
cent more, scarcity of dye stuff, the
high price o.' yarn, and the fact that
straight line models will necessitate
the use of just as much cloth as the
flaring styles, were given as reasons.
Aunt Saves Niece .
From 'Bad Burning
Mrs. J. Berg, 1204 Jones street,
saved her niece, Ida Zabel, from
painful injury when the latter's skirt
caught fire from a gas stove. Mrs.
Berg extinguished the flame . by
smothering it with a blanket. .
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ZZr " which tm i ut ti J tin VmHJ t
Woman is Paralyzed On
Leavenworth Street Car
Mrs. J. Warrington, 1315 South
Twenty-seventh street, sustained a
stroke of paralysis on a West Leav
enworth street car. She was at
tended by Dr. F. J. Schlier and taken
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By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
Like nearly all subjects of inter
national taw the three-mile limit is
what mathematicians call "an inde
pendent variable," i. e., a quantity to
which an arbitrary value may be as
signed. This value 'may be the re
sult of a convention, or agreement,
)md is liable to be changed in the
The idea of such a limit seems to
have crystallized at the beginning of
the eighteenth century, when the
Dutch purist Bynkershock formulated
me principle mat a nation s jurisdic
tion over adjacent sea waters should
extend as far as its cannon could give
protection, and this distance after
ward came to "be widely fixed at
three miles from the shore, although
all the nations did not agree upon it,
Germany always insisting that the
distance should be variable according
to the increasing range of cannon,
while Norway demanded four miles,
and Spain six.
u is easy to see tnat Days and in
dentations of the coast line must give
rise to modifications in the shanr of
the line marking the limit. The pro
vision aDout neaaianas ten 1 miles
apart, mentioned above, indicates how
this difficulty has been dealt with. In
1894 the International Law associa
tion adopted the principle that terrl,
torial waters should extend six sea
miles from low water mark along the
whole extent of seacoast belonging
to a nation, and that "for bays, terri
torial waters follow the trend of the
coast except that it is measured from
a straight line drawn across the bay
from the two points nearest the sea
where the opening of the bay is
twelve marine miles in width, unless
a greater width shall have become
recognized by immemorial usage."
This is a shining example of the
Ineptness of much legal phraseology,
furnishing grist for law mills. The
Hague convention on the rights and
duties of neutrals, in 1907, did not
undertake to define the seaward limit
of distance for territorial waters, but
confirmed the . "existing practice,"
which, if an actual and flagrant case
of violation should arise, would un
doubtedly let loose a tremendous up
roar in the windy cave of interna
It may be worth while to try to
illustrate by geometrical diagrams
what the legal wind seems tn he
driving at in this matter. In the case
of a straight shore-line, or one fol;
lowing a broad, regular curve, there
would be no difficulty in locating the
three-mile limit. But take the ra nf
the lower bay of New York. A sub
marine, or a torpedo boat, could lurk
between Rockaway Point and Sandy
Hook, or between the Hook and
Swinburne Island, and have room to
maneuver, and to sink ships, without
transgressing the line of three miles
from shore. Of course that would
never do, and we see at once the rea
son for, the exception made in the
case of bays.
The manner of avoiding the diffi
culty is shown in Fig. 1, where, for,
simplicity, the outline of the bay is
made a perfect semi-circle of just
three miles radius. A warship at "C"
would be three miles from shore on
all sides, but the law would forbid it
to do any warlike act there, and would
compel it to retire as far as "C2,"
three miles from the nearest point of
the chord drawn between the two ex
tremities of. the bay.
Now look at Fior. 2. where w'c have
a long, semicircular indentation of the
coasl. A warship stationed at "C"
would he three miles from the near
est point of the shore. "A," and if it
moved to "C2" it would still be three
miles from "A;1 but now, as the radii
' C2-1) and C2-E show, it would be
far within the limit over a large arc
of the bay shore, between "A" and
"B." The manner of dealing with this
is illustrated by Fig. S, where a chord
or straight line, drawn from headland
to headland, marks not the three
mile limit, but the base from which
normals, or perpendiculars, drawn
three miles seaward, serve to indicate
the position of the limit,
would be just on the verge, but it
would not be permitted to take post
in the center of the chord, although
Ihere its position would be more than
three miles from all points on the
shore, but would be driven out to
"C2." three miles beyond the center
of the chord. v
This last case, is predicated upon
the supposition that the distance be
tween the headlands does not exceed
ten or twelve miles. But in practise,
and under the pressure of local cir
cumstances, it is probable that in
some cases the waters within a much
wider opening would be protected.
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A Grand Demonstration of
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AT THE UNION OUTFITTING CO.
.. 16th and Jackson Sts. .
COMMENCING SATURDAY A. M., NOV. 25TH
Coffee, Cake and Hot Biscuits Free to Everyone
During This Big: Demonstration.
An Empress Howard Range To Be Given Away
FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1st
Cfome and see these splendid Ranges and Over
Draft Heaters in actual operation. Come and see for
yourself the many special features that are installed in
these excellent Ranges and Heaters. Come in any day
during this big Stove Demonstration and sample the
delicious Coffee, Cake and Hot Biscuits which are
FREE to everyone.
A large Loaf of Bread has been baked in an Em
press Howard Range. This big loaf will be on exhibi
tion commencing Saturday morning, and the one
guessing nearest to the exact weight of this big loaf
will have one of these excellent Empress Howard
Ranges delivered to their, home ABSOLUTELY FREE.
You are invited to come in and register your guess on
the weight. It costs nothing to guess no purchase Is
necessary and every one has an equal chance in this
contest. Remember the splendid Empress Range is to
be given away at the conclusion of this big demonstra
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o'clock. Come and bring your friends. You may be
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