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EMBROIDERIES
Worth Up to 30c Yard at 7ic and 15c Yard
Skirtings, flouncings and corset cover
widths, also medium width edges and
insertions all choice, new designs-
worth up to OOc
yard, at
yard ". .
.7-2C SllSc.
10c LACES at 5c Yd.
Fine French and German val. laces and
insertings, also Piatt vals and Torchon
laces; many to match worth 11
uptolOcyard, lfj
at yard . . .
Sale of MUSSED HANDKERCHIEFS
Fine Swiss Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Shamrock lawn,
hemstitched all linen, . embroidered initials, etc. all
handkerchiefs used in decorations
slightly soiled and mussed, on two
big bargain squares, at, each
5c ! 7Ic
SPECIAL MONDAY IN MILLINERY DEPT.
Your Choice f Any Woman's Hat $j,
in our stock that has been selling up to $15, at. .sd:
THOUSANDS OF FANCY FEATHERS, all kinds, sizes
and colors, including Pocahontas.bands, great r m
assortment on bargain square, main floor, Zj1i
worth up to $1.50 each, at each MVJ
Your Unrestricted Choice Monday
Any Womaas Suit
in Our Entire Stock
This includes every Tailored Cloth
Suit in the House.
POSITIVELY NO RESTRICTIONS
Suits that are worth y $50
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Women's $25 and $30
Winter Cloaks. $12.50
One great lot of women's black
broadcloth and fancy mixture winter
cloaks that are positively )50
worm up to o - M
Women's $10 and $15
Winter Cloaks. $6.93
One great lot of women's winter
cloaks, up-to-date styles In black and
colors, and actually worth
up to $15
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All Our Children's Cloaks at Just Price
We wish to reduce our stock of children's cloaks at once. Monday's prices
will be extraordinary. Every cloak in stock will be sold at exactly Mi the
marked price. '
All the children's $10 cloaks, at.. $5 All the children's $5 cloaks, for $2.50
All the children's $7.50 cloaks. .$3.75 All the children's $3 cloaks, at $1.50
All Our White Aprons
Slightly 1
Mussed 2
Price
Many of our dainty white aprons were slightly mussed and soiled during the Christ
mas rush. Monday we offer all these white aprons in round, square, big aprons, etc., from
our Christmas stock -at one-half the regular prices.
All the $2.50 aprons, for $1.25
All the $2 aprons, at $1.00
All the $1.25 aprons, for 65c
All the 75c aprons, for. . . , 39c
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Great Special Price Reductions
DRESS GOODS
For Monday at Drandeis
All Wool Dress Goods at 29c Yard
"Worsted dress goods in checks,' stripes, mixed weaves,
barred patterns, etc. 14-inch, all wool,
navy and black wire mesh voile, worth 1?
to $1.00 yard, all go, at, yard nl tr
Imported Broadcloth Remnants
2Vz to 7 yard lengths all the loading. shades and black.
Fine Saxony Broadcloth at just one-third the
regular price, at, yard
$1.19
$1.50 Suitings at 49c Yard
60-inch suitings in neat checks, Fekin stripes, mixed pat
terns, Herringbone stripes, etc. worth $1.50, 4Q
on bargan square, at, yard fC
Dress Goods in the Basement
Several hundred yards of fine, medium weight suitings at
a fraction of their price worth Qr
up to $1.75 yard, at, yard QJC
Silks s?ochu,e 39c-49c
Dress taffetas, fancy silk suitings, plaid silks, stripe and
check silk suiting, black Peau de Soie and a fine lot of 20
to 27-inch black and colored taffetas, Q 4 QA
worth $1 yard, at, yard JJC"ZfC
BOc Silk, 10c Yard About 1,000
yards of plain and fancy
Bilks taffetas, Lousl
enes, Jap silks, etc, yd.
19c
80-In. Italian Press Taffetas
Special Blue Edge,
our guaranteed
$1.60 value, at, yd.
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f OMAN AS POLISH P1NERU
fjabrielle Zapolska Attracts Wide
p . Attention in Europe.
JIVES LIVES OF HER CHARACTERS
Bhe Has Remarkable Genius Per
. ' trayln tne Commonplace Her
Methoaa ad Her Ideal
Tw l'lay.
WARSAW, Dec. 26. (Special.) Although
htr name la unknown In the United Statea,
Oabrlelle Zapolska. "the Polish Plnero-' Is
Just now attracting wluu attention In Rus
sia, Austria, and Germany, because of her
ability as a playwright. She has the happy
faculty of drawing with unerring pen the
characters one Is constantly meeting In the
streets one's jnds and neighbors and
chance acquaintances and almost all the
characters that people her many plays are
familiar to is In real life.
."This remarkable woman Is 45, has dark
h"fclr and eyes and a short nose, the nostrils
flf which are too wide for comeliness, a
somewhat tired face and a slight figure.
Je her rlays she lays bare the weakness
and strength of human nature wtfewon
tferrul trufh and detail. All her li are
urossed and all her I s dotted. 8he married
A Woman's
S3.'
Shoe
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At this popular price we're
showing shoe value that can
not be duplicated elsewhere.
We're well aware that all
shoe stores sell women's Bhoea
at 13.00, but what a differ
ence In the shoes.
The price means nothing
It's not copyrighted any
store can name It the shoe
' means everything.
Madam, if you wear. 13.00
'i shoes and will look at our
shoes at this price, we will
make a sale.
We've every slxe and width
mhtch guarantees a perfect
fit and w that every foot
gets it.
FRY SHOE CO.
X II K 8HOER8
llh and Douglas Streets.
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young and was divorced In a short time.
After thct she began to write.
"I rtver write about people I do not
know, and r.ever draw a scene that Is not,
except for the dramatic element brought
out by the plot, quite commonplace," she
said in telling me of her methods. "I al
ways choose a commonplace, everyday aub-
Joct from the middle or lower-middle class
life, and strive to keep my Imagination
subservient to reason, for It Is in our ordi
nary life that real tragedy and comedy are
to be found."
Skill In Depleting Character.
Her men ate neither the peerless heroes of
some woman's creation, nor the unmitigated
scoundrels of others. Nor does she spare
her own sex. Her women exhibit vanity,
hypocracy snd a hundred petty actions
with sometimes a really noble character,
full of the spirit of self-sacrifice and
womanliness. And she can draw many
kinds of men and women with unfailing
skill the bourgeoise, the mald-of-all-work,
the washerwoman and the fine lady; the
actor, the clerk, the houseporter and the
young man of pleasure.
In order to get to the soul of a poor
seamstress she went to a provincial town
and worked as a "hand" In a dressmaking
establishment for a few cents a day. She
fell In ,wlth their ways and accent and
soon got to the heart of their hard lives,
their temptations, ambitions and point of
view, in her last play, called "The Four
of Them; a Tragedy of Stupid People,"
we have In the little dressmaker such a
lifelike character that It seems as though
the girl herself had set down all the
contents of her soul, who longs, above
all, that she might become "a lady" and
an honest woman. Nobody has a name
In the playbill. The characters who give
the piece Its title are described as ''hus
band," "wife," "child." and "wife's lover."
The dressmaker, who we tearn Is called
"Wladka" from the dialogue. Is the best
drawn person In the piece. She works
by the day In the professor's house. He
attracts her by his gentle seriousness.
She sees ha is miserable because his wife
quarrels with his family and ' neglects
her household. The wife also carries on
a flirtation with a man several years
younger than herself, who, as a student,
betrayed the deserted Wladka.
Clever Piece of Work,
Her husband discovers his wife's In
trigue and the latter dares not return
home that night. The little dressmaker
comes next morning to work, finds the
professor has not been to bed all night,
the 12-year-old child cold, starved and In
tears, snd the whole house as comfort
leas as a domestio catastrophe could make
It. She makes breakfast, has the rooms
warmed and forces the professor and
child to take some food. Then the wife
comes In and the girl is driven from the
house, only to return to It as soon as the
wife goes away with her lover, as the
professor refuses to take her back. Of
course Wladka does all she can to make
things comfortable for the profeesor, who,
too bowed down wltb grief to notice It at
first, gradually gets used to the well
being and peace that now reign In his
household. One la given to understand
at the end of the play that the professor,
having divorced his wife, finds the dress
maker Indispensable to bis child and bis
home and marries her.
The other characters . are all good the
silly wife,' the vain. Idle boy, the serious
professor, and the child, made miserable
by her mother's frivolities snd the
lather's reproaches. But the dressmaker
Is a masterpiece. Her contempt for the
young man who led her astray and de
serted her when she was left unprotected
and penniless whilst little more than a
child; her scornful wonder that the wife
should betray such a husband for some
thing- so worthless; her own longing for
some quiet, respectable corner where she
will be able to develope her better self;
her vulgarity, her good humor"and her
good heart would appeal to any audience.
A few words, dropped In a moment of
temptation and calculated to arouse the
husband's suspicions, sre followed by
quick remorse and her silence till fute
has taken the guilty secret from her
hands are as human as her sympathy in
the professor's sufferings and her scarce
concealed satisfaction when the wife goes
off, leaving her free to work out her
own life. In spite of her Ignorance and
vulgarity one cannot help feeling sure
that she will make htm and his child far
happier than the elegant wife.
Writes from Life.
Zapolska does not stop at working In
dressmakers' shops. In a play called "Oh!
Man! Man!" she wanted to lay stress on
the miseries of fallen women. 8he hap
pened to be living In Warsaw at the tlmi
and, dressing as the poorest of unfortu
nates, walked tho streets for several nights
listening to the conversation of those she
wished to portray and talking with the
men who spoke to her.
"I learned more of the sad and sordid
side of human nature In those few terrible
nights than ever before," she concluded
after giving an account of her experiences
Her last play, which Is a sequel to one
of her most successful plays, "Mrs. Dulska't
Morality," la called "Mrs. Dulska Befor
tho Court." Mrs. Pulska Is a hypocritical
woman, who lets her best flat to one Ma
tilda Strumpf, a person of bad conduct and
reputation, because sho offers more renl
and then tells all her other tenants thai
the newcomer Is a most respectable person
living on her private fortune. The various
ways In which Matilda's real character
comes out would take too long to relate.
A strong scene In the play Is when Mrs
Dulska has sent her porter to ask the lady
not to beat her old servant. The porter' i
surprise and that of Mrs. Dulska, who (s
listening behind the door. Is great whu
Matilda rudely answers that she shall treat
her servants as she pleases, because h
happens to be her father. The neighbors
learn this snd many other details, which
pain Mrs. Dulska to such an extent that
she repents of her avarice and gives Ma
tilda notice to quit. Then follow reproaches
and Insults. Mrs. Dulska summons her for
libel and loses her case for want of wit
nesses. All the Incidents snd characters' are de
scribed with the life and humor that chnr-acU-rlse
Zapolaka's work. Some critics de
Clare that she Is not at her best In "Mrs.
Dulska Before the Court." because th ire
Is a tendency to make all that represents
respectability and solidity reprehensible
and give the triumph to Matilda Strumpf
and the class she represents.
. KAJBTAN DUNBAR.
JOHN BURNS TURNS TRAITOR
Englishman Hated by Labor Party
that Elevated Him.
HIS NEPHEW BEGS IN THE STREET
Goes About with Card Making;
Kuonn Ills Relationship I nine
cessfnl In Getting; Govern
ment Position.
LONDON. Dec. 26. (8peclal.)-"I am the
nephew of the great John Burn. M. P.
president of the Real government board
Because of my lameness I am ignored by
him and cannot get work, although of good
character. This Is the only means of pro
viding for my wife and family." Such is
the startling Inscription recently exhibited
in the streets of London by Alexander
Henry Elliott, who la going about with a
barrel organ for tho purpose of calling
attention to the hardness of heart of the
British cabinet minister and ex-laborer.
There Is no doubt about Elliott's cre
dentials. He Is not a "fake" nephew. At
the same time his methods of attack have
given rise to a sort of political tempest
In a teapot. As a rule British politics nre
freo from personal attacks. This In the
first time issues of this kind have been
raised. Elliott's tactics are barked up by
the labor party, who hato John Burna, be
cause they consider him a traitor to the
laboring man's cause.
Tnrna on Own People,
In addition to the keen personalities In
dulged In, Burns came In for severe public
censure at the recent meeting of the Right
to Work National council, held at the
Kaowlas Pet Aatsaala.
A New York physician told this story re.
cently In a lltle company litre pet animals
were being dincussed. "We had two little
pels, a Blenheim and a King diaries. Tney
were both bright,- well behaved and aftec
tlonats creatures with a weakness for tlx
baby snd candy. They were so much mem
bers of in i fimiU- that when presents were
distributed Tip and Hex were often remem
bered, lst Cinistmas they got new collars,
Willi a high key bell on one and a bell of
lower note on the other. The Blenheim, a
short time ago,- got mixed up with the
whoels of sn automobile and went to dog
parsdise, and there was mourning in the
nursery. A few days later, before taking
him out, the maid put the collar on Rex,
but Instead ot Jumping; for the door, as he
unua'iy dor, hr howled and slunk back Into
the tilllway. NolhUig could Induce htm to
follow the maid,, and when she tried to
carry him, he growled and showed his
testM, and tiie cry went through the house.
'Rex Is mad.' It was discovered the dead
don's collar hat brer, put on by mistake.
snl when this was rrir.ovd he was himself
aln.- I. was et.'dent that be would not
wear his former ccinptllco't beU," New
ltiK Tribune.
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STYLES
in doable sols, winter
Walk-Over
Shoes
est known Uss for
MEN
BOLD AT TIB-
I Walk - Ovsr Shas Store
314 tenth 15th street
(Too Boors South Baatoa Iraf Os.) I
So. . Thompson, waka-ovs asaa
Guild hall, London. Though the council
representing through its delegates upwards
of a million members of labor organiza
tions and distress committees for the un
employedmet ostensibly for the purpose
of seeking a remedy for unemployment,
the convention turned ; Into a vote of
censure on John Burns. All sorts of things
were alleged agaliiHt him, the 'most note
worthy being that he had failed to provide
work for the unemployed despite the fact
that he had alrvady granted funds up to
S,782.0nO and loaned the enormous sum of
150,000,010 at very low Interest, for tha ex
press purpose of giving the unemployed
work on 4,200 separate Jobs.
It Is very doubtful if the nephew of Mr
Burns would have gnne on the streets in
this fashion hud he not been "assisted"
by the labor party, who conKldered the op
portunity to attack their arch-enemy too
good to be lost. Thry provided hlm with
an "outfit," consisting of a barrel organ,
donkey and the placard already men
tioned. Tho nephew himself "did the rest,"
losing no time in seeking the suburb where
Mr. Burns' lives snd playing before the
little workman's cottage which the cabinet
minister occupies. He also went to the
school attended by John Burns, jr., ani
played, only desisting when the students
threatened to tar and feather him If he
ilid not move on, for young Burns Is Im
mensely popular among the boys.
It hap mdlsliiK on the Work.
At this point tlitj uHslstanl-e of the police
whs brought in. There is a byelaw In
Lor.don that no street organ virtuoso Is
allowed to brinu his machine to a stand
still. He must rhapsodize "on the move."
And so Mr. Burns' nephew has been kept
pretty well on the inarch.
And now the newspapers have taken up
the question, and the cabinet minister has
come In for a great deal of hard words,
especially from the labor section ' of ths
press. On the other hand, he has his de
fenders. Many anti-labor papers consider
this exposure of family affairs quite un
fair. The partisans of Mr. Burns praise
hlm highly for nut putting one of his rela
tives Into a soft job; and point out that if
he had given his nephew a government
position he would have been just as harshly
e-.rltiolsed by the labor members. And so
the merry war goes on, Mr. Burns himself
standing aloof.
As to tho nephew of Mr. Burns, his ca
reer has been a varied one. Seen by the
writer, he made a statement of his grievances:
Grievance Against Vnrle.
'My name Is Alexander Henry Elliott,"
he said, "and I consider that I have a
grievance against my uncle, John Burns,
because he promised me a position unrtnr
the Board of Trade, which he has not ful
filled. I can speak several languages
French, Italian, Turkish and modern
Greek. I was secretary to Sir Stephen
Lakeman.- K. C. B., In Turkey, and my
step-father was - Major-General Mielton
I'asha, who held a post In the Turk.sh
government. My mother la Mrs.. Burns'
own sister. ,
. "Some years ago I returned to England,
but things did not go very well with me.
I lost , a good deal over various business
ventures, and wanted Mr. Burns to give
enough money about ISO to buy a pony
In order to go Into the vegetable trade.
But ha refused.
"I cannot sm that there is anything else
for'me to do but to go on the streets and
become one of the unemployed, In whom
my uncle takes so keen an Interest."
Elliott has announced his Intention of
abandoning his organ the police tactics
of hustling being perhaps too much for
hlm and proposes going on the Jecture
platform. Us has already had several en
gagements offered him by labor organizations.
MOVE FOR TORRENS LAW
Kansas City Real Estate Exchange
I'rges Reform In Title -Registration.
The Torrens sytem of registering land
titles received a big boost In Kansas C.ty
when the Real Estate exchange, after lis
tening to addresses on tho subject at Its
monthly dinner at the Hotel Baltimore,
voted to make permanent the special com
mittee which has been Investigating the
law and to persevere in Its efforts to pass
a Torrens bill through the legislature at
the coming session.
The exchange listened to a report from
E. V. Allen, chairman of the special com
mittee, after which talks were made by
Judge Henry L. McCune, Judjre J. II. Haw
thorne and C. W. Clarke. Mr. Allen's re
port contained extracts from numerous
letters received by the committee from
attorneys, trust companies, real estate
dealers and abstracters in different parts
of the country, where the Torrens sys
tem Is In force, and all were strongly
favorable to the law and Its workings. The
report concluded: "The question is not,
will the system work and prpve satisfac
tory, because that has been demonstrated.
The question is rather, will the great pe
cuniary interests, which have grown up
and drawn their living from the faults of
the present system prove too strong for
us?" '
Judge McCune, who drafted the bill for
a Torrens law, which the Real Estate ex
chango attempted to pass through the leg
islature six years ago, gave a brief history
of the origin of the system and explained
Its theory and workings.
"We are all aware of the defects of tho
present system," he said. "Some of us
have suffered from it and some have
profited. Perhaps the profession to which
I bekmg will suffer by a change, but 1
brieve that lawyers as a class are con
vinced that a change Ib necessary and will
not oppose It. I have many good friends
among the abstracters and they, too, as a
class may suffer by a more scientific
method of doing the business upon which
they now depend for a living. But these
are not good reasons for oposlng a great
reform. I have many friends among tho
undertakers, but if I should discover an
elixir of life I should not hesitate to put
them all out of business.
"The theory of the Torrens system is
that the title Itself Is registered and not
the evidence of 1 as under the present
system. The certificate Issued by tho
registrar is the title Itself. The procedure
Is simple. To convey a title, the owner
must appear in the circuit court, which is
for this purpose a court of chancery, ll'o
files with the court a description of the
property and the names of all persons who
are Interested In it, and ewears to it. The
court refers It to an examiner, an officer
corresponding to our recorder of deeds, who
makes publication of It and serves notice
on all persons interested. On a day set
such persons may appear and show cause
why the transfer should not be made. The
court then passes Judgment and the regis
trar issues a' certificate or title which Is
conclusive after two years. A tax of one
tenth of 1 per cent on all transfers Is col
lected to maintain an Indemnity fund, out
of which Judgments may be paid to any
heir or other person who may establish a
claim against the property after the expira
tion of two years. But after that period
tha title cannot be assailed, t'nder ths
Illinois law, as In effect In Cook county,
tha county is responsible and must pay such
Judgments out of any public funds. To
transfer the same property a second time,
the owner surrenders his certificate to ths
registrar, who issues a new one to the pur
chaser." . .
Judge Hawthorne made an urgent plea
that the exchange continue Its efforts' to
secure tho enactment of a Torrens law..-,
"The guarantee feature Is the buttress of
the law," he said. "Under It, the country
or tho state becomes responsible to the pur
chaser. This Is most proper. -.All title to
land comes originally from the government
and we can look to no greater source for
Its guarantee. But the history of the law
In other countries goes to show that there
are few claims made upon the Indemnity
fund. In England, since the system was
adopted In 1S75, not a single one has been
made. In Queensland during a period 'of
thirty-eight years. In which more thn
2,000,000 transfers were made, only one was
found on the record."
A Horrible Death
results from decaying lungs. Cure coughs
and weak, sore lungs with Dr. King's New
Discovery. BOc snd 1.00. For sals' by
Beaton Drug Co.
Che-an Meat In Vermont
Venison vas selling not long ago in Ver
mont tor 8 cents, cheaper than good beef,
for the slaughter of deer was unprecedented
this year. The usual hag for the state la
about "M, but en reful estimates Indicate
that upward of 2,w0 deer have iMM-n killvd.
As the meat cannot Iw taken from the
stHte except hy a hunter from out of the
state wiio has paid a 115 license fee, most
of it remained to afford cheap living while
It lusted.
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How My
FEET HURT
Here's Relief at Last
If there is a woman in Omaha
or Nebraska, for that matter,
who has tender feet or who la
bolhered with bunions we have
a message of relief. We carry a
specially constructed nhoe for
women which Is made one size
smaller at the instep and two
sizes wider at the sole which
throws th foot in its natural
position, encouraging elasticity
In the walking and real com
fort for the wearer. These shoe
are piade of fine soft kid
leather and they are very soft
and flexible.
We have them In lace only.
The prices range
Turned Soles
Welt Boles ,
3.50
4.50
Drexel Shoe Co.
1419 Farnam Street
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