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A PAPR TOR THE WOMB OMAHA bee YOUR MONEY S WORTH EDITORIAL PAGE3 1 TO . VOL. XXXVUI-NO. 52. 0MA1IA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1000. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. The Omaha KSSS Upheaval in White Goods A general stock overhauling, a clearing, a quick rid dance of all odd pieces, short lengths, etc. Embroidered Swisses, .mercerized ' goods, lawns, dotted Swisses, every thing. Goods worth 19c, 36c . Cd I Goods worth 65c, 7 Be and e( 39c. for . ZeC 85c for .0C Long Cloth 36-inch, absolutely I Nainsook 40-Inch, fine for under free from dressing, 26c quality, I. garments, 10 yards to box, worth dos. yards ?2 or per yard. .18 $2.60, for $1.75 FEENCH AND PERSIAN LAWNS A timely mark down on our finest, sheerest poods. 4Vinch Persian Lawns. 39c quality for 22J 60c quality for. 32 C5c quality for. 45 76c quality for 50 regular 29c quality, Monday, at 231 auwra v a nit 1 r 1 p BOOKS FOR GRADUATES Girl Graduate. . .$1.3.1 High School Days for $1.25 My Graduation. .$2.48 Riley's Poems 95c Orison Sweat Martlen's Every Man a King, Peace, Power and Plenty $1.00 TTh T71 TVTTVTTTl 1 I 1 I I f I cummer ntjie uooic ana any ioc Pattern- 1 v tor - 200 J V Shoe K We have Installed a new shoe shining stand main floor, shoe sec tion. It's especially convenient for ladles 6 shines for....25 ii Oliiliiil UW MM ULOM UOUfllLCI H We are fortunate in having the very newest Eastern craxe, the natural linen shades in suits, secured by our buyer in New York last week. Shown for first time tomorrow. 4H-inch tTencii Lawns 1 35c quality for l9t 40 quality for -220 60c quality for .' 320 CBc quality for . . .450 75c quality for., 500 Unbleached Sheeting, full 90-inch, yard Monday We Will Sell All the Bleached Sheets, 81z90-lnch, torn and hemmed, 89c line, Monday, at, .-yard 690 Bleached Sheets, 81x90-tnch, torn and hemmed, $1.00 line, Monday, t, yard . 750 Bleached Sheets, 72x90-lnch, soft finish, 68c line, Monday, yd... 390 Bleached Muslin, cambric finish, 36-lnch, c quality, Monday, yd.. GO Bleached Indian Head for suits and coats, 36-Inch, 15c grade for. -100 Unbleached Mualin, 1 to 20 yard pieces, usual 8 He quality, yard. .5 L . ' Furniture Clearance A June stock reducing event with prices down to bed rock. Our regular stock all new and thoroughly reliable. p i iiifWe offer choice of hundred or more beautiful three- rarior-OUUe3plec0 parior suites, our entire stock without excep- 25 Pr CtUi Off tion. Fine oak or mahogany suits, leather, silk or plush upholstering, selling at $16.00 to $76.00, and now at off. Hrfxiri und Chiffoniers In altered oak. Tuna Mahogany, uressers ana v-iuuuuiera DuU Mahogany and BlrdBeye Maple. 10 to 25 per Cent Oil 17 patterns includes our entire stock regular goods. Opportune savings for young couples just going to housekeeping. KITCHEN CABINETS Eight style We show Monday cabinets with large flour bins, two linen drawers and four drawers in top and bread board; made of satin finish white Poplar. $6.98 Larger Cabinets with nickel zinc covered work table, flour bins, sifter attachment and numerous drawers and dish cabinets $16.50 Torch Fnrniture Swings Of oak complete with 20 ft. of tinned chain and celling hooks; great value at. i . . i $3.48 Swing Solid weathered oak, complete for. $5.25 Swings Rustle Bamhpp, complete with ropes $5 and $B Porch Chairs Many styles 700 980 and $2.48 Porch Settees . . -750 980 $1.25 $1.75 "P $5.00 . Porch Itockers Good, strong, durable rockers and comfortable re ducing stock with lowered prices, up from. 75 $1.25 $1.75 Four special lots iron beds, usually sell- D6C1S 0 Ji6SS ln at 10-00 and 12 00, on Bal8 Brass Redsr All perfect, newest designs,' our regular carefully selected stock. $20 Beds $16.50 125.00 Beds. $21.50 85.00 Beds. $27.50 SANITARY COUCHES A new kind, full size, drop sides, supported; : special this week . . . .- '. . .' . . . $3.25 M "Bennett's Special" A $12.00 'mattress for ftfl3lllP0Q $7.60, full size, weight 60 pounds, filled with lllUlll.ViJiJVtJ fresh, clean- elastlo felt, covered with high grade art. ticking;: each. mattress In burlap, bale. . . . . .'. ...... .$7.50 "Bennett's King" Mattress,, guaranteed tea years, heavy, $15.00 mat tress, Monday, special, .v. . . ; It . ... $10.00 Lawn Mowers, Hardware Challenge Lawn Mowers, 14-inch width, ball bearing, high grade crucible steel blades and high 'wheels. : . . . .$3.95 Same machine,' with'plain bearings... : . . . ... . .'. . .$2.85 Grass Hooks or Sickle, handy to have about,' each -250 Galvanised Wash Tubs 1 9c Tubs, tomorrow ....... 390 79c Tubs, tomorrow 490 89c Tubs, tomorrow .590 Galvanised Garbage Cans $1.6 Cans, tomorrow 980 $1.75 Cans, tomorrow. .. .gl.25 Grass Shears Good grade, special Monday, for 190 B. O. E. Sad Irons Worth $1.35 per set, special 980 Family Scales with dial and plat form, special .' 790 Family Scales with dial, platform and scoop 980 From the Jos. Brown & Co. Bankrupt Stock As . WW V 1,000 clocks of all sorts, fancy, gold clocks, iron and wood enameled mantel clocks, automobile clocks, traveling clocks and large hall clocks. . . This is the first and only lot of clocks from the Brown stock we have had or will have. "We bought entire lot. So immense is- the line we were obliged to hold the sale separate and distinct from the jewelry sale. Ample salespeople who can talk clocks intelligently to wait on you Uiia ft lrJ We anticipate a sale fully as big Monday as last Saturday's wonderful jewelry success. There never was such a clock sale ever held in Omaha be fore. The bargains will be simply astounding. Every Clock Less Than Half Price -Mantel Clocks 8 Day Clocks Green enameled mantel clocks, cathedral gong, strikes hour and half hour; Brown's price $ft AO X50:..: r r -a. r' uruuze uucks Copper bronze, with porcelain enamel dial, visible jeweled es capement, 8 day cathedral gong; strikes hour and half hour. Brown's price $27.50, at Gold bronze, very beautiful and ornamental cathedral gong; strikes hour and halt hour; 8 day clocks C n ss Brown's price $30.00 and $35.00, for 19 Travelling morocco for ..... - Gold Clorks- ClOCks in genuine case, worth $2.50, 98c Large lot all regular $3.60 and $5 values $1.98 Gold Clocks, very fancy designs, entire line $5 to $8 clocks, at, each $2.98 Gold Clocks 2 4-K plate, magnificent designs, $8 to $12 values. .$3.98 Automobile Clocks Solid brass, mag nifying bulls-eye crystal; $8.60 clocks $3.9S Iron Clocks Enameled. 8-day; cath edral gong, regular $10 value at ... $4.98 $40 Clocks Copper bronze, larg and massive with two images, 8-day, cathed ral gong; strikes 9 hour and half hour; Brown's price $40, for. .... ... 15 $60 Clocks Very fine gold and mahogany, 8 day clocks; cathedral gong- Browns price $60. One of the big' f bargains In the ' 'sale. Our price . . : V .'V $150 Clocks- Hall clock of golden oak; 8-day; strikes hour and half hour on cathedral bell, pierced $ gilt dial showing' i moon changes; almost 8 ft. high,... ....... 75 Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry We continue the sale through the week, while stock lasts, opportunity for big economies. Buy wedding gifts now. Pask to But Paint at Bennett's Double stamps, too, Monday. Best quality Ready Mixed Paiat. Carter's White Lead, 100-lb. kegs, gallon ; ...$1.30 1 . 'lor q7.S3 $15,000 Stock DIAMONDS Unset Diamonds to carat, good color and perfect cut, at rate of per carat $135 Mounted Diamonds run of stack. $226 grade, carat. .. .$175 $210 grade, carat $158 $175 grade, carat $185 $100 bracelet $50 $200 brooch $100 x $126 brooch .$09" Truly there never was a better1 ES BANKRUPT STOCK WATCH Men's $12.60 7-jewel, 20-year watches $5.08 Men's $14.60, 7-Jewel. 20-year watches $7.50 Men's $16.75 16-Jewel, 20-year watches $8.95 Men's $20.00 17-Jewel, 20-year watches $10.50 Men's $25 and $30 Elgin, Waltham, Hampton and Illinois, 17-Jewel, 20-year watches, 16 and 18 size, for... $13.75 Motor Cloth Suits in natural linen shade, 36 inch coats, Jet button trimmed, at, each $5.00 All Linen Suit., 36 inch coats, plain tailored, Jet buttons, at each $7.50 Rep Cloth Suit, in tan or white, 38 inch coats, Jet button trim med, at, each .......$7.95 Knglifth Hep Suit, tan or white, 4 2 inch coat, tan has white trim ming, white has blue trimming with pearl buttons, at $12.00 Katnral Belfast Linen Suite. 42 inch coat, collar and cuffs, white embroidered Flque, at $13.50 White Skirts six styles, fancy panel and strapped effects, beau tiful stylish models, at $5.00 Cloth of Gold and Tussah Silk Long Coats, in tan only, 52 inch lengths, with black satin collar, very largo black jet' buttons, fancy outside pockets $19.50 New Wash Dresses, tan percale, with blue or brown check and piped to niatch, low square cut neck and short sleeves. $3.50 Fine Lawn Dresses, ln best colors, foot pleated bottom, low neck, ribbon and beading trimmed at cuffs, neck and waist, real pearl buttons, buttoned through $5 Silk Coat Dress, blue and white or black and white, Shepherd's cljeck, buttons all way down the front, lace cuffs and Dutch neck, at, each $12.00 Whit Lawn Tailored Waist, with pocket, laundered cuffs and col lar, pearl buttons size of 25 cent pieces, all sizes, at.... $1.50 Any Tailored Suit In Cloth, Black or colors JL 2 SilksDress Goods, Embroideries Newest Merchandise at Less Than Half 25 Pieces Pongee Silks In natural tan shade, 27 inches wide, best $1.25 silks, perfectly even and semi-rough ' .weave; tomorrow at , 59c Black Silk Coating Very similar in weave to old time pop lin, heavy and lustrous, 3G-inch width; correct thing for coats; $2.00 quality 95c Dress Goods 100 pieces miscellaneous styles to clear plain and striped grays, new blues, 50-inch novelties, novelty voiles, black herringbone serge, cream French serge, etc.; all goods worth $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50; tomorrow, at. .50c Embroideries and Laces EMB. FLOUNCINGS Lot 24-lnch widths, fine quality, neat, dainty de signs, desirable for children's dresses, 69c values, at 19 WIDE FLOrNCINOS Very choice Swiss Nainsook goods with elabor ate designs among them are waist frontlngs, values here $1.00 and $1.50 yard, our price 39 43-INCH CHEAM NETS Also ecru and white, for waists, yokes. sleeves, etc., neat pattemB, 75c quality, yard. . 19 i VAL. LACES 500 dozen French and German Valenciennes Laces and Insertions, imported to retail at 10 and 12Vc a yard. On sale tomor row, at, yard ' 5 WASH GOODS Standard Ginghams, such as Tolle du Nord and A. V. C, everywhere selling at42c and 16c, wonderful variety. 350 pieces yard 7K? DANISH CLOTH 24-inch cream and colors, half wool, regularly sells at 16c to close stock, at, yard...... . . 9 Bennett's Big Grocery Bennett's Breakfast Coffee, -lb. can..v 48o and 60 green stamps Bennett's Teai. assorted, pound 48o and 60 green stamps Bennett s Tea Sittings, pound 16o and 10 green stamps Wiggle Stick Waxers. each . 1....60 FBVITXS Special Monday, Cali fornia Prunes, lb .o HEAL Whole Wheat Meal, 10-lb. sack and 10 stamps 8 So pie Preparation. S packages Shaker Table Halt, X packages BULLHOX' 40 dozen No. l'tlat cans at Bex Lye. three cans Hartley' Pure Fruit Jams, Jar Pure Honey, Maaon pint Jar....... Bayles' Herring, two Jars Marshall's Kippered Herring, can.. Broiled California Mackerel , Strait's Cube pineapple, can Yankee Kose Toilet Koap, three for. Wiggle Stick Wonder Wax, six' for. 95o and 20 grean 85o and 10 reen Tupee Salmon, regular price 16c; OSo and 10 green HBO 850 and 8O0 and SOo -and 16o and ,80o and 10 green 10 green 10 green 10 green 10 green 10- vreen BSo and 10 freen . :86o and tamps tamps special 18o stamps stamps tamps stamps stamps tamps stamps tamps Ma WOMEN ON STARVATION PAY Revelations of the "Sweating" - System in London. HOOD'S POEM FULLY TtF.AT.T7m) Farts Bronikt Oat T Sesuitrew' Attempt at Suicide Home Work ers Who Kara from 03 Caata to ai.lO a "Weak. . LONDON, June 1 A poor little seam stress attempted suicide ln London re cently. She Jumped Into the Thames and was Ignomlnlously fished out, not drownod and, not in the least repentant. When questioned as to reasons for her aet sh had only on to give. She simply could not keep body and soul together by working her hardest at her trade, and ln utter fa tigue she had decided to end her struggles. There was nothing very new ln he siory, du wnen she explained mat sue si ways had plenty of work to do, the only difficulty being to live on the prices paid for her labors, London was aroused from its apathy long enough to protest against the "sweating" of women thus revealed. The House of Lords onoe defined sweat ing as a condition under which work is carried on In unsanitary surroundings and for low wages. There are those who would add that It is a condition of labor which does not give the laborer, la return for a fair day's work, enough to maintain him self and his. family on la ffectney and comfort. , 1. , Wsaea the taSrerers. lu England It Is women who are the greatest sufferers from sweating. Their average wage, taking It all the year rouad and "allowing for sickness and slackness, la Jiot muoh more than S17S a week The Lancashire, textile trade avaragaf,tl7B, and la some distrlota as muoh. as $& But this comparatively hlgh rata Is pulled down by the East End borne worker, wbo earns anything from Ct oants to $1.10 a week. Jo the anskilled women's trades there U no standard by which wages are computed. For Instanoa, one famous firm of cocoa manufacturers pays women far filling bags with 0000a It cents par tM bags, and sxaotly the same work Is done Kr 1 cents for another firm. Iq East London there is a firm whose girls urn 1H a weak by passing tea. In the same locality there Is another firm,'' the bead of whloh Is a well known sportsman and yachtsman, where the earnings ef the girls do not average more than SL87 a week. The manager of a tlnplate factery re cently fixed time rates at 11.60 a week for his women workers, and he openly guvs the reason that they had taken advantage of piecework rates to make too much. Soma of them had actually earned $4! The average wage paid to waitresses ln tea shops or restaurants throughout the oountry does not exceed $2.50 a week. On this the girls must keep up a neat and well dressed appearance. ' Then wages are liable to be Interfered with and reduced. What Oaa Firm Dwi, Many firms don'.t pretend to pay their girls a living wage. The head of a large company was asked recently bow he ex pected the girls In his employment to live on tl.&O a week. ."I don't expect It," he answered. "Imme diately we hear that a girl has lost her father or that she has no outside means of support she Is discharged." This same firm employes what it calls "half day waitresses." They work from 11:9 a. m. till 6:M p. m. for U weekly. All tips are forfeited. Tho lot of the homo worker is the worst of all. Miss Mary MacArthur, secretary of tho Women's Trades Union league, gave a picture of the home worker In tho Cast End In an Interview not long ago. "So terrible Is their llfo that I wonder that they take the trouble to exist at all," he said. "Here Is a single room ln a Stepney slum. The furniture consists of a table, a chair, and a bed covered with vermin. The unfinished trousers at wnlch the woman stitches serves as a blanket at night. "She slaves from daybreak until her eyes fall, and she never earns more titan I shillings a week. She sustalua herself ms Inly almost entlroly upon weak tea. pome days she drinks fourteen eupa, mak ing the same tea leaves do service again and again. That Is one of the women slaves of England, and there are thousands in similar plight "I know many women who make men's shirts at Is or 8d a dosen. I have even found the actual worker making at 8d a dosen. shirts which bad originally been given out at Is a dosen. Karainaa at Oaa Girl. Thar Is a girl In Woolwich. She has one ahlld. aged I years, entirely dependent upon her. She Is a shirt finisher and does buttoning and buttonholing by hand. She Is paid es a dosen for collars. Remember, this Is high diaas work. Cotton costs her from sd te 4d a week. Her average earn ings are 4sd weekly, or from fed to fed per hour. "Swrf day she has to apeod an hour and a hair la fetching her work, as It Is only given out ln small quantities. Some times she has worked with hardly any break far twenty heurs, from 8 a. m. until 1 a. m. the following -morning. The rent of the room s Js 64 weekly. "All this she told the parliamentary committee. The members of parliament were aghast. Some were Incredulous. 'But how do you live, you and the child V asked one M. P. We don't live,' the woman replied with a passion In her tone I had never heard before. 'Often we have no food at all." Miss MacArthur contends that goods are not sold any cheaper when made by sweated labor. She tells of a fur lined motor ' coat marked at (106 which was made for $1.88 by sweated labor and of a 15.26 night dress -for which the home worker who made It got 6 cents 63 cents for a dozen of these night dresses. The employer of the girls who made these night dresses said he could not pay more, as there was no profit In his trade at ay. There are many persona who are strug gling to organize and help the women workers of England. There is a scheme for a trades board which shall fix a legal Scenes at. the Annual Inspection of the Omaha Police Force I 1 I BS 1 I i Saf kaT'-i 5 "fi -'to' II -4- Appearance and Discipline of Men Draws High Compliment from the Mayor and Commissioners Who Examined All Carefully and Critically 1 7; -1 --"i"nn v . -'-i jj--t- 1 .'r 1 -aat- M m Back Row: Sergeant Samuelson, Sergeant Tony Vanous, Sergeant Cook, Sergeant Slgwart, Sergeant Whalen. Front row: Cap tain Dunn, Chief Donahue, Captain Mostyn, Sergeant Hays. . No. 2: Officers lined up for roll calls; No. 3, Inspecting the emergency squad. Special Officers Morgan and IUegelman; No. 4, Inspecting the Automo bile patrol wagon. From left to right: Captain Dunn, Chief Dona hue, Mayor Dahlman, Commissioners Wapplch, Karbach and Hunter. Commissioner Hoye waa unable to attend the inspection on account of Illness. minimum wage, and there are other prop osition which will help to do away with the present sweating system If they are ever put Into practice. Brandeis Corner Once Very Cheap John Longpre, Father of Mrs. J. E. McVann, Bought it for $200, Old Papers Show. John Longpre, father of Mrs. E. 3. Mc Vann, who died last Sunday at Kock Springs, Wyo., from throat trouble, was the former owner of the corner of Six teenth and Douglas streets, where the Brandeis building now stands, having bought It at one time for t200. This fact became known ln looking over Some of Mr. Longpre's papers. Ills for mer home was on that corner, and Mrs. McVann was born In the old resldenoe of the family at that location. When Mr. Longpre sold the lots It was to "move closer to the city, as he was too far out." He moved to a home on South Tenth street. Mr. Longpre was with the Union Paolflo Railroad company when the road was be ing constructed, being ln the telegraph department, and It has been learned he was one of those heroic men who followed Or went ahead of the construction gangs and put the first telegraph line across the desert which made Instantaneous communi cation across a continent possible. MASAUREDIS' LAWYER TELLS COURT HIS TALK CONVICTED Italt Saya Judge's Instruction Cb detuned Ilia Client, the Greek, to Scaffold. Argument over a new trial for John Masauredls, the murderer of Officer Ed ward Lowery, Saturday morning was not as perfunctory as arguments of the kind usually are. Attorney James Rait told the court that his instructions had "condemned and con victed the Oreek"; J. II. Maofarland as serted that the "verldct was the result of passion and prejudice"; County Attftiney English In reply said that one of Mac farlttnd's contentions was "the most out ragtous proposition ever advanced In a court room." Judge Sutton did not decide the motion and said he would not for two week' at least fcluce authorities had not heen quoted to him, be asked the attorneys to file briefs on the polau ef law advanced.