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LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1914.
STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL XMAS Laj Ves'LoadinS-tora S.Josenmms Son, Green Tag Special for Wednesday Gigh Grade Furs at 1-2 Price Here is the largest fur stock ever shown in Ias Vegas. Carefully selected sets, and separate pieces at a saving of just one-third. Can you think of a more appropriate a more use ful or a gift that she will appreciate more than a set of nice fins. Beautiful sets of Grey Fox, Red Fox, Tointed Fox, Electric Seal, Skunk, Opossum, Jap Mink, Marmot, Pers Paw, Iceland Fox, Black Lynx, Russo Lynx, Coney, etc., all at At Half Price $3.50 Fur Seta ,- M-25 1 11.00 Fur Seta 15.50 $12.50 Fur Sets 16.23 $15.00. Fur Sets $7.50 $17.50 Fur Sets $8.75 $19.00 Fur Sets $9.50 $21.50 Fur Sets - $10.75 $25.00 Fur Sets , $12.50 $27.50 Fur Sets $13.75 $30.00 Fur Sets $15.00 $35.00 Fur Sets $17.50 $40.00 Fur Sets $20.00 $50.00 Fur Sets $25.00 $57.50 Fur Sets $28.75 Women's Suits, Coats, Silk Dresses Skirts, Silk Petti coats, Children's Coats aad Children's Dresses are now U2 the regular price Men's Initial Handkerchiefs 4 lor 25c litre Is a good, Inexpensive present. Many men. would rather have, eevgrai Inexpensive handkerchiefs than one or two good ones. f CURRENT MAGAZINES Resolutions for Mother In tfio January Woman's Home Com panion the Better Babies Bureau of that publication begins a new service to mothers, mothers-to-be, and social workers. One result of the Better Babies Cohests hold during the . past few years has been the discovery by many mothers that intelligent study of child development, child nature, and child rights will result in better condi- tions for children and the homo, and an easier, happier life for mother and father. , Naturally this realization has created among parents, and particu larly among mothers, a sarong demand for practical Information about the care and feeding, clothing and train ing of their children. To meet this demand this new service has been ere' ated and In connection, with the follow- -ing .Mother Calender for January ap pears. It is really a set of New Year resolutions for mothers: "Recognizing that the health and happiness of my family, during the coming year, will depend largely on myself as the home-maker, I am JResolved: 1. "That I will hoard my own health and nerve force In every possible way. 2; "That every member pf my fami ly, including myseU, shall have the prupur amount or rrenn air !n our home. 3. "That I will do my housework In properly ventilated rooms and allow myself at least one hour for outdoor ixercise daily. 4. "That I will recuperate my phj-i-cal and nervous strength by lying down at least half an hour each day. 5. "That I will conserve' my health by sitting down at my work whenever this is possible. South Ado Mflja, xvMm 6. "That I will simplify the dishes served on my table. 7. "That I will place safety first by knowing the source of our ice and milk supply, by demanding good drain age from my house and by fighting flies and mosquitoes." 8. "That I will join hands with my neighbors in fighting conditions which imperil the health and hygiene of the Individual family and the community. 9. "That I will give a little time each day to he Intelligent study of child life, the care and feeding of in fants, diet for older children, discip line and the formation of good Ivibits. 10.- "That in January, 1916, I will have better health, a better home and better children because I have lived up to these resolutions." Pains In Back and Hips Are an Indication of kidney trouble a warning to build up the weakened kidneys, make them vigorous, rid your blood of acids and poisons. Go to your druggist for Foley Kidney Pills. In 50c and $1.00 sizes. Sold in your town by O. O. Schaofer and Red Cross Drag Store. At. TEXA3 HOTEL CLERKS MEET Fort Worth, Texas., Dec. 15. The annual meeting of the Texas hotel clerks' club, opened here today, with 100 members present. Walter Baker of Dallas presided. This and Five Cents! DON'T MISS THIS. Cut out this slip, enclose five cents to Foley and Co., Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a free trial packapj contain ing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs, colds and croup. Foley Kidney pills, and Foley Cathartic Tablets. For sale In your town by O. a. SchaeNr and Red Corss Drug Co Adv. 11 VIUABEGUT-UP By JOHN CHEBLE. (Copyright. 1814. by W. O. Chapman.) Miss Adllah Plumtree, the postmis tress of Four Fall, sat staring at a letter in her band. The letter was not addressed to her, but It had come unfastened In the pott, and to ahe had exercised toe prerogative which la generally ascribed to postmistresses. It wm addressed . to Mr. Charles Black, and waa signed by -Andrew Usher. The sentence which waa burn ing itself Into Mtst Plumtree's brain was as follows: "I bare told my wife that I bare been called away on business till Mon day, which Is true In a certain sense. I have brought Lily down here for a couple of days. She IS the smartest little thing you can image, Charley, and as fast as they make them. For heaven's sake throw Rose off the scent in case she suspects anything." Miss Adllah read and re-read this epistle, and then she folded her bands and uttered a calm, benignant, "I told you so." . Everybody in Four Falls had pro phesied what would happen when pret ty Rose Black married a traveling man. Charles, her brother, bad brought him to the house, and he had fallen violently in love with Rose. They had been married nearly a year now. No body knew for what firm Andrew Usher traveled, except Charles, and he seemed completely under the spell She Told On of the Neighbor. of his friend. Charles was the black sheep of the village, and it was often said that his brother-in-law would com plete his ruin. Commiserating glances were often thrown at the pretty wife as she passed by. She seemed so devoted to her husband. How long would it be be fore her eyes were opened? Could she not read her husband's character in the flashy attire, the money that he spent so lavishly, the ever-ready smile, so different from the sour visages of Four Falls? And then, everybody knew that it was no legitimate business which took him away. He was not traveling for any firm. miss riumtree sat in a daze for a long time. She must tell Mrs. Usher, But how could she without betraying her own breach of trust? She looked at the beading of the letter again. It was Fortstown, of all places, where all the flashiest "sports" went about that time tor the county fair. Suddenly a brilliant idea came to her. She knew there was another let ter in the mail addressed to Mrs. Usher by her husband. She found it and looked at it. It was mailed from another city, and, like its predecessor, it was . unfastened. Mr. Usher was careless with his mail. The postmistress quickly exchanged the envelopes. Then, sealing them carefully, she handed them to the car rier for delivery. After that she waited. About half an hour after the dellv ery Mr. Charles Black came Into the post office with a singular expression on his face.' "Any letters for me?" he asked. "Why, I think there was one for you, Mr. Black," answered Miss Plumtree, watching him narrowly. Mr. Black looked perplexed and walked away. And Miss Plumtree squinted out up the street, watching for her victim. Surely enough, there she was coming down.' "Good morning, Miss Plumtree," said Rose Usher. "Good morning, Mrs. Usher," said the postmistress. "I think there was a letter for ycu this morning." "Yes, I hve Just received It," an swered the girl. To the disgust of the postmistress there was not the shadow of trouble on her face. , "Do you know, Mr. Usher is growing very tareless," she continued, laugh ing. "What do you think he did? He actually put a letter to my brother into my envelope." "Dear me!" murmured Miss Plum tree. Then, venomously, "It isn't that he takes anything, you suppose, is it?' she asked. Rose Usher turned on her with dig nity. "My husband is the finest man in the world, I would have you know,' sh answered. - ... ... Br. Gslcr cn Tuberculosis air Wllllnm Oxler, on of the tore munt of living ineilipul mrn, for merly of John Hupktnn, Baltimore, anil now KeK'inw Frofemrinr of Medi cine at Oxford, nay In Mm lra-tlce of Medicine" on paice 2-lWi "The healing of pulmonary tuher u1onIm In ahown clinically by the recovery of uatlenti In whose aputa 1 elantlc tlaaue and bacilli have been found. In the g-ranulatlona products and aatoclated pneumonia Hear tlNNue In formed, while the Ninnller cnNeoua arena become iin preunnted with lime nultM. To aura couditiona alone ahould the term healing be applied." Many eminent medical authorities have testified to the elticacy of lime Blts In the treatment of tubercu losis, and the success of Eckman's Alterative in this and allied throat and bronchial affections may be due partly to the fact that It contains a Uine salt so combined with other valuable Ingredients as to be easily assimilated. Widespread use of this remedy In numerous cases of tuberculosis many of which appear to have yield ed completely to it Justifies our be lief that it is worth a trial, unless -some other treatment already Is succeeding;. It contains no opiates, narcotics or habit-forming- drugs. We make no promises concerning it any more that reputable physicians give promises with their prescrip- , tions, but we know of many cases In which IT HAS HELPED, Your druggist has it or can get it, or you can -send direct Hcltmaa Laboratory, Philadelphia. and B. Q. Murphey and Red Cross IVug company. Price f 1 and $2 a bottle. She walked out of the office. The postmistress watched her. She taw tier go into the railway station. A rain would leav for Portstown In a tew minutes. It waa an hours run, .he county seat Miss Plumtree smiled .o herself and nodded her head briskly. "That settles you and your man," she said to herself. "I can see through you; you're almost as deep as he is. Mrs. Usher, but I can see through you." In strictest confidence she told one )f the neighbors, omitting all men tion of her part in the affair. By three In the afternoon halt the gossips In the village knew. By six all the gossips were waiting on the station platform to see Mr. and Mrs. Usher return. They were enjoying their anticipa tions. And when Charley Black put In an appearance, looking decidedly downcast, they nudged each other and chuckled. The train drew In. There were only a few passengers descending at Four Falls. Duly arriving among them were Mr. and Mrs. Usher radiant Charley Black ran toward them, a word passed, and he wrung his brother-in-law's hand warmly. And the smiles on the three faces, which had only been normal smiles of happy peo ple, broadened as the three encoun tered the onlookers, until they became regular grins. "This is quite a gathering," said Andrew Usher, addressing the post iEive This clean-cut mistress. "Waiting to meet somebody?" "Don't you dare speak to me," said the offended woman. "I know all about you, if you think I don't And let me tell you this, Four Falls is a moral village, and we won't stand for any of your abominations." "Hal" exclaimed Andrew Usher, Briskly. "Been opening letters, eh?" "How dare you!" cried Miss Adllah. "Well, all I can say la that thosfc two unfastened letters were In the right envelopes when they left my hands," answered the bad man, "be cause I took pains to have a witness present. You laid a little trap, Miss Plumtree, but It was I who set the prim" He turned to the onlookers. 1 hope you are all satisfied," he said. "Perhaps it will be a little lesson to some of you. 'Mrs. Usher, knew aU about the matter, but ahe was foolishly afraid of the village opinion. I told her the village opinion was that of a lot ot female rattlesnakes, flue to we that there is. superfluity of ; female rattlesnakes over male rattiesnaxes in these parts, the men having emigrated and I don't blame them." ; The spectators fell hick with angry. Inarticulate aaSDS. "But who is Lily?" gabbled a dame, whose curiosity was too strong for her discretion. ,v "The Ally that won twenty thousand dollars in a canter this afternoon," answered Andrew. "Mine." OPEN NEW BRIDGE Pittsburgh, Dec. 15. With an auto mobile parade, speeches and a ban quet, the new Chartlers creek bridge, crossing the creek between McKees Rocks, and Chartiers township, was formally opened today. The new bridge is a modern structure, replac ing the old White bridge. P. F. Bren nan, president of McKees Rocks bor ough council, was master of cere monies. ' "V KEGEL BACK AT WORK Santa Fe, Dec. 13. Assistant Trav eling Auditor Walter L. Kegel return ed today after two weeks' absence at his former home at Raton, and will be on duty during the checking up of all the state offices which begins tomor row. ! ALABAMA HOTEL MEN GATHER Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 15. H. M. Burt of Birmingham was in the chair when the semi-annual convention of the Alabama Hotel Men's association opened this morning. A feature of the gathering is a barbecue at Roebuck Springs. The spring meeting will pro ba.bly be held at Annlston. j :, hi KSSA I iitCL.': . "It. "111 !- f h-3 1 " this round of Christmas Spirit crystal-glass humidor vi mioimds iu uuu uiessea man wnom you want to remember. It has the look of quality just can't help it, 'cause the double-good smokings inside is F.A, Yes, there's no holiday package too good for "him. " So make it r)SD3E AUSHT - the national joy smoke The one pipe food that cannot bite the tongue or parch the throat, because the wonderful patented process, controlled exclusively by us, takes out the sting and loaves P. A. as biteless as a day-old pup. Get him P. A. in this handsome humidor. That knob on the cover holds a sponge to keep P. A. in the freshest and best of condition. Every time he takes off that cover he'll think of you in the spirit that goes to him on Christmas morning. , You needn't try to think of the gift that he'll appreciate. It's here. Not very many days left, either. Just ask for this fine P. A. package in any store that sells tobacco. Also in the tidy red tin, 10c, and the toppy red bag, 5c, for men who like to buy from day to day. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. REFORM SCHOOL A FOOTBALL OF DEMOCRATS WRANGLE REGARDING INSTITU TION EVEN INCLUDES RE LIGIOUS PREJUDICE Santa Fe, Dec. 15. One of tho most spirited controversies. In the coming legislature will be over the manage ment of the State Reform school at Springer. There will be charges and counter charges and even religious prejudices will be dragged into the fight over the Institution. It will not be, strange to say, republicans against democrats, but democrats against democrats, in the fight. The controversy will bring up anew the proposition of placing all of the state's charitable and penal institu tions under a board of charities and correction and to make legal provis ion for systematic charity in, every county and municipality so that those iu actual destitution will be looked over. The organized women ot the state will demand that something be done to provide for those in want The fact that New Mexico has no poor houses or poor farms is no longer a boast but a reproach. In no year has the need of legal provision for the destitute been as. acute as in this and statistics are being gathered to lay before the legislature. A reform, school for girls will be one of the demands. New Mexico has made absolutely no provision for the care of wayward' girls. The reform school for boys is to be made an in dustrial school for boys." There is also talk of an institution for foundlings. It is considered nothing short of a scandal that bodies of new born in fants are found occasionally and no Investigation is made as to whence they came, how they died, or who are the parents. It is not so long ago that two such infants were found in the river bed of the Santa Fe. It is urged that a state board of charities and Jurisdiction could be en trusted with the management of the penitentiary, the reform school, the proposed industrial schools, the funds expended on charitable institutions and for charity and that such a con MM of P. A. will certainly carry the spirit Winston-Salem, N. C centration or consolidation would prove economical as well as efficient, at the same time spreading the cost over the entire commonwealth instead ol compelling a comparatively few merchants in each community to carry the burden of providing for the des titute. COLLEGE GYM GIFT OF WOMAN Dubuque, la., Dec. 15. A Chicago woman's gift to Dubuque German col lege and seminary, the finest, most modern and best equipped gymnasium owned by any college in America, waa dedicated here today. Dr. C. M. Stef fens, president of the college, accept ed the gift in a feeling address. The address of dedication was delivered by Hon. William SI Bennett of New York. Congressman Maurice Connol ly was also a speaker. When Rev. Cornelius M. Stiffens be came connected with the institution in 1902, it as deep in debt He went east to raise funds, but of all the philanthropists of the east, it was a woman, Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw of Pittsburgh, who came to the rescue of the little college of the middle west. Dr. Steffens had tried Andrew Car negie without success, and In Phila delphia he was unsuccessful in secur ing the needed aid. When he reached Pittsburgh, he had just ten cents In his pocket. There he had an interview with Mrs. Thaw, who had previously benefited the college, and she pre sented him with a large check. Two hours later another friend gave him his expense money for traveling. Dr. Steffens sent the Thaw money to pay off the professors, and went on ward again to New York, and before returning to Iowa had obtained for the college $97,000. It was a woman who gave him a start, and today it was a woman's gift of a magnificent gymnasium that he accepted. , The students of the institution are fvom Geiman families of the central west. Many sons of German farmers, deprived of elementary Bchool educa tion In boyhood, or who do not speak English fluently, enroll at the German college rather than at other colleges. GOES TO PORTLAND CHURCH Portland, Ore., Dec. 15. Rev. J. N. Skinner, former pastor of the Memor ial Presbyterian church of Detroit and Davenport Presbyterian church at Washington, wil arrive here today to become pastor of the Rose City Pres byterian church. Although in the thirties the young minister has made a record In social work and in boys' work.