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" 'tl3 LA VEQA DAILY OPTIC TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1914.
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USX LIS, DA UG HI lilt Thi Is the way it looks to one coun ty town editor: D. C. Grineli in the Amerlcus Kas.) Greeting: Llslen daughter: Don't go moping around the house and signing like a freight train cutting 1ojs3 tha air brakes: and don't be walking around with your eyes all puffoi up and red from tears, simply b;iue you can't have clothes that wouldn't look good anywhere except on one of those freak magazine cover girls. I know it's a pretty tough old world, from your range of vision, because your ma and I have forbidden you to wear skirts that are too high and -waists that are too low. I know, child, that some of the other girls are chas ing around the street in costumes that would shame a burlesque troupe and attracting lota of attention; but did you ever notice just what kind of at tention they attract? Of course you haven't. You don't happen to be with in earshot when some of the boys say what they really think about the -'other girls." Thank God you don't You're too young to know these things yet awhile. You say the other girls laugh at your simple pretty little frocks and at your freckles. Let 'em laugh. That filiows they arTffie other kind of girls. Your mother and I met each other long, long ago. I loved her enough to p.sk her to marry me and she cared euo'igb. for me to answer "yes." We liave been happy ever since. Our mar riage took. It didn't take any split skirt or silhouette gown to make me fall in love "with your mother. 8he never had such contraptions on in her life. And I didn't go prancing up and Iown Main street with a monkey hat on the back of my head and a cigar tte poked out In front of my face. Let the other girla smile If they vant to, but just watt for the finish. Tou won't find the decent young chaps, the kind I would want to give my little girl to, marrying any of the "other girls." That's right; have a good cry if you want to; it'll do you good. But re member, Dad knows Jest. So put on that pretty little dress, the one we all like, and we'll all go to the moving picture Bhow and have some ice cream afterwards. Hurry up! It's getting late, and we don't want to miss War Ten Kerrigan. That's right, smile. e - CHILD WFXF Alt R Forty years ago today the world's first child we'.fare society was organ ized in the city of New York. It riamed Itself the New York Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Chil dren. Prior to its origin children in (he hiiinie of unnatural parents, rela- I tives aud exploiters, were defense.es.;. One surrusief day in 174 charitable workers visited a woman dyin,? of tuberculosis 'n the slums of New ork. She complained that she could uot die in peace because of the al most orient cries of a child In an adjoining room. A little waif, Mary Ellon by name, was found locked in a bare room.. Her bend and body were covered with Ibmises and cuts, and in the room were found the rus ty shears with which her Btepmother had been in the habit -of -torturing tha child. Stirred to the depths of their hearts the charity-workers appealel to many officials, organizations and influential citizens, always to receive the disheartening reply: "We can do nothing unles3 the child is brought to us legally and proof offered that an offense has been' committed." It hap pened that' there Existed a society for prevention of cruelty to animals. As a last resort the charity workers tamed there, and in the "dark days of the TO's the first legal protection given an abased child - was under the laws that protected dumb- animals. That experience set In motion the movement that resulted in the first society in the world for. the preven tion of cruelty to children. Today the Whole enlightened world is arrayed in defense of its children. Statute books fairly bristle with for midable laws that offer protection to their moral, mental and physical wel fare. With-li,'pioneer society as an inspiration, children's aid societies, human associations, foundling hospi tals and their like have sprung up all over the world. In tne United States today there are about 450 socielies vvliose purpose is the prevention of cruelty to children, while it'iastl- mated that theer are at least 100 more such societies scattered through the civilized countries. Even Asiatics and Africans are now protecting their youth of both, sexes from inhuman ex ploitation and abuse. During its 40 years of benevolent, work, the New York Society for the Prevention or Cruelty to Children alone investigat ed about 350,000 ' complaints that In volved the welfare of about 1,000,030 New York children under the age of 16. Nearly 200,000 of these were res cued from Immoral surroundings, phy sical cruelty, meglept ;aid destitution. Every state in the unioa'Jias its labor laws which effect.tbeJJAOO.OOO Amer ican working fooys.iau&alxls, between the ages of Ifti and: jiyblch the na tionay child labor; commission Is. en deavoring te Trrake- -uniform through out the nation. There are children's courts to dispense -.justice to a large part of the 25,000 juvenile delinquents reported annually in this country. There are homes for the crippled and the deaf and dumb, 'nd there' are places where the wooing mother may leave her children flaring tne day while she is outside ' 6t her home earning a livelihoods.. CURTAIN WILL GO UP AT 8:45 O'CLOCK PERFORMANCE OF "THE PRIVATE SECRETARY" IS SET FOR ' POPULAR HOUR Important to thoja going to the Elks' performance of "The Private Secretary" wjll be the announcement of the time of the rise of the curtain. In deference to the folk who have to work on Thursday night and also to those who may. want to do some of their Christmas shopping early,. "The Private Secretary" 'kill not make his bow ta.Laygans untiL the hour of 8:45.- The-ourtajtivwill roll up at ex actly that hour and' not at 9 o'clock, as some gay when reading this article. The fact being that a, large part of the! plot will be unfolded. In the first part of the first act, It behooves those who really want to enjoy the perform ance to be strictly on time. There will be three distinct sur prises for those who see "The Private Secretary." First, the really clever performance that the all star cast whl give this professional play; second, the unique program that will be dis tributed, and thirdly, the artistic set tings for the play which have been made for the occasion. The cast will hold all its rehearsals in the opera house from now on in order to become accustomed to the big stage, acoustics etc. The tickets are merrily going at Murphey's. Today the rack looks as though someone had taken a pot-shot at it, but there are several good seats yet to be procured by those who "do it now." Remember "The Private ecretary" is not a "heavy drammer" but ratner a light, joyful, laughing comedy. It is nothing if not funny. Well, now for Instance: One uncle has never seen his nephew and he lakes another for him." The English gentleman hires a private secretary "sight unseen" and gets a young aport. The old maid takea the private secretary as the long lost medium she has been wait ing for. The bogus private secretary is heavily in debt and the writ Is served on the real private secretary. The real private secretary, after being jostled around until his head swims, after being accused of "being every thing from a spiritualistic medium to a burglar, finally comes to the con clusion that he has been hired as the secretary .to a private lunatic asylum. And so on it goes. Lest you forget, the curtain rises ai 8:45 o'clock. IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE TIME TABLE IMPORTANT CHANGES SANTA FE OFFICIALS CONSIDER ALTERATIONS AT TOPEKA MEETING ' The Santa Fe officials now meeting at Topeka, Kas., . for a discussion of changes in the time card will make some radical alterations in the sched ule tqt the trains passing through here, it is j rumored. The meeting has not made public the new time sheets, so no confirmation of the rumors can be obtained. The .revised schedules will be made known next week; In all prob ability, and will go into effect Janu ary 1, 1915. It is rumored that train No. 8, east bound, which hitherto has gone through Las Vegas at 2:30 o'clock In the morning, will arrive here at about 9 o'clock in the morning. No. 1, west bound, which has reached here at 1:20 in the afternoon, will In future reach here at approximately the same time as No. 8. No. 7, west bound, it is thought, will become" a practically solid mail and express train, arriving here early in the morning instead Qf at 4:20 in the afternoon. If this thange is made No. 7 probably will be run ahead of the west bound flyer to relieve that train of Its mail car No. 3 will be later and No.' '4 will go through earlier, it is said'" " '-'-''"'" BASKETBALLGAME ON NEW YEAR'S DAY Y, M. C. A. WILL CLASH WITH THE NEWTON, KANSAS, RAIL. ROAD TEAM US TODAY IN CONGRESS Washington, Dec. 13. Senate: Met at noon. Hearings on' the waterpower site leasing bill were continued before the lands committee. The banking committee considered rural credits legislation. The commerce cbmmlttee worked on the administration -bill for buying a merchant marine. '''' . House: Met at 11 a. m. Passed a concurrent resolution for holiday recess from December 23 to December 29. ' The naval committee resumed hear ings on the naval -bill. - -. The - logislatMfr' and judicial appro priation bill was debated upon on the floor. Coach Dowden of the Y. M. C A. announces that the association will open the winter basketball season on New Year's day when it will meet the Santa Fe railroad Y. M. C. A. team of Newton, Kas., in the first game of the year. The Y. team began practice last week and although the first team line up has not been chosen the coach has a likely crowd of candidates to choose from. Practice will be held four times a week, on Monday?-' Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Last night a two hour workout convinced the coach that the Y. will have a team capable of meeting all comers. Among those showing up well are the two Stewarts, Mackel, Hite, Hendln, Gal- legos an'd Emmert H. Stewart and White, two of last year's team, will form the nucleus for this year's squad. Steps are now being taken to or ganize the Normal, High school, Y. and West side teams into a city league to provide some home basket bill at a minimum expense. It is ex pected that a joint meeting of repre sentatives of these four teams will be called the latter pan of the week and definite steps taken toi'risuct1 a league, In which case devotees of the floor game will have ample opportun ity to witness and participate in their favorite sport. ffffiT !h ATTENTION E. ROMEROS All members of the B. Romero Hose and Fire company are hereby ordered to meet tomorrow afternooa at 2 o'clock at the Elks' home to escort the body of our departed brother, C. H. Bally,, to St. Paul's Memorial church. . By order of the foreman. LUDWIG WM. ILFELD, W. O. WOODS, ' Foreman. Secretary. ATTENTION ELKS All Elks are requested to be at the Elks' home at : 2 . o'clock Wednes day afternoon, '..December ,16,. 1914, for the purpose of participating in the funeral services of our late brother, Watch Bracelets Fountain Pens Party Boxes Vanity tCases Silver Pencils Hand Bags 5 TAUPERTS C. H. Bally, to be held at St. Paul's Memorial church. Elks will march in a body to the undertaking establish ment and escort the body; toj -tne church. All other lodges and the fire men are invited to nieei at the Elks' home and accompany the Elks. " By order of the Exalted Ruler. WILLIAM H. SPRINGER, . Exalted 'Ruler. DAVID CONDON, Secretary. . NOTICE T. F. B. All members of the Fraternal Broth erhood wishing to accompany the body of our late Brother C. II. Baily to the cemetery following' the funeral, will please leave word with Brother Will F. Doll: on Sixth street .on or before Wednesday morning. . . All members are requested to be at the Pag( Undertaking establishment Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock to go in a body to SL Paul's Memorial Episcopal church to attend the funeral of Brother ally. ,. ..-r -i ...j: -., . . ' J. T.' BUHLER, President. CHRISTMAS CANTATA The Bible school of the Christian church is preparing a beautiful Christ mas cantata to be rendered on Wed nesday evening, December 23, at 8 o'clock. t,:-The cantata is entitled "Santa's Surprise," and takes in 40 characters, besides the young ladies who assist in the choruses. "Santa Cl8us," "The North Wind," "The Icicle Boys," "The Fairies," "The Sailor Boys," "The Dollie Girls," "The Buc caneers" and boys and girls of the dialogue. All are Invited to this en tertainment and those desiring may bring one or more apples to be given as a gift to the Las Vegas hospital. KANSAS CITY LIVE STOOK Kansas City, Dec. 15. Hogs, receipts 13,000. Market steady. Bulk $6.907; heavy $6.957; pigs $6.256.76. Cattle, receipts 12,000. Market stea dy. Prime fed steers $9.5011; western steers $79; calves $610. Sheep, receipts 5,000. Market steay. Lambs $7.908.40! yearlings $8.25 7.40. ' ' v ' "71 A LAST APPEAL FOR STARVING BELGIANS To the Editor.' : Dear Sir; Your state Has contributed generous ly towards the relief of Belgian suf fering but to avert starvation this winter more help Is still necessary. There are doubtless many who have not yet come to the aid of a people without a countrya people who must perish unless Americans merci fully blessed with peace come to their aid. As treasurer of the Dollar Christmas fund I make this last appeal to the charity of your., readers. Christmas Is the season of goodwill. Without their help old men, frail women and little children will bewlthout bread and without shelter from the blasts of winter. We have collected over $30,000 so far In our effort to avert starvation and we are acting with a big London fund which has collected over $400,000, Already we; have distributed conjoint ly a large ; proportion of the receipts and we hays arranged to cable money to the London fund which Is well or ganized to distribute relief AS LATE AS CHRISTMAS eve. When peaco is happily restored you will be glad to reflect that so far' as you person ally are concerned your aid was forth coming at a moment of tragic crisis to help a famlslii. g people. Even If yot",vt" given to ever ''tl.er fund , I teg ou In the name of li manlty to ais'tt f'c Christmas fund HELP TO SEND A CHRISTMAS GIFT WORTHY bF"AWlERICA a tribute of sympathy from one people to an other whose needs and sorrows are Im measurable. For the last time and BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE I Beg you to send a donation to our fund which I shall be glad to acknowledge and transmit. "It Is human to pity; godlike to relieve." Please address all donations to Yours truly, ''ENRY clews, Care of Henry Clews and Co., Bank ers, Broad, Str?t, New York. J. Stevenson of Denver was here today on business THE Gl "T SHOP LAS VEGAS The' Store 'OF Quality ow.w Hi.., (feejlN? tktaM i e.LasVegas N.Mr Store Open Evenings Till Xmas Do Your Christmas STOCKS VERY COMPLETE uying Here DAINTY U VAILIEH AT $3,98 An attractive showing of Gold LaVallieres in beautiful designs with attractive settings, sus pended from gold neck chains. A dainty pleasing i Christmas Gift $3.98 T XTi are now PrePared exhibit one of Jhe finest Alrr lines of merchandise ever shown in our vi ' f; cinity. It is a real pleasurlltoHsf?ow',the pret ty hew things bought especially for December 1914 pa trons. Inspection of our goods is invited. SPECIAL SALE OF FANCY RIBBONS To 50c Fancy Ritfbons, pel yard To ,T5c Fancy Ribbons, dct yard To $1.00 Fancy Ribbons, per yard 35c 59c ?3c Charming new Warp Prints," Brocaded and Stripped ' A Ribbons in all light and dark colors. INSPECTION INVITED TUHITIES'- B - ova SUITS, COM TB AMES fPS - OF LOWELY NONE RESERVED HEDGED THEY ABE ULL REBISGEBS FROTJ. 25 t& B& PEM GEJT TOYTOWN AND D0LLVILLE 'A ,o;vr t Qaite a uniciUe collection of toys and dolls has been, as sembled. The beginning of the Christmas geasoij"fi finds us ready, not only with a comprehensive stock of smart dolls but with many wonderful values in toys as well. GQRIE IN AND SEE THE LINE if w Bring the Children to the Store v Thly are yelcoiiie i ?. . "5 v U . V'N .A' j . J f This store abounds with "good will" toward all. Big and Little Folk always find a hearty welcome. No long fades can i i S be found here. On entering our doors customers seem to be filled with gratefulness for the very joy of living. VIE ARE VERY fJOCH ALIVE MEN'S 'COAT SWEATERS , WO MEN'8 HEAVY NEW HAND BAGS AT $3.98 ' MACKINAW COAT8 and , . ; J JI1BBE0 SWEATERS M ' ' ' : ",V J.T SMOKING JACKETS $3.00 and S3.S0 Values $2.W . ,1M. Beautiful' Seal -and Imported Leathers ' - - ?t Oxford Grays anA Browns, sizes from In this aBsortment you will find some B&sa ln new pouch, oblong and taBor" , " f5ir , to Nrfolk BJylfB ,,,,, J'. exceptionally good values.. S4ularly . ' Voke, two large flap pockets, : 3,t0,;l!r' , 'sold at$3.5and fl.OO.. . .. ed shapes, fitted with coin holdera," . . large shawl collars; ' , j ' . .' Boys', each $4.98 ', SPECIAL $2.49 SPECIAL $2.69' perfume' bottles, leather purses, eto. Men's, each - $5.98