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Des Moines Daily News (Newspaper) - March 12, 1909, Des Moines, Iowa r TITK DKS J10INKS NEWS FRIDAY MARCH 12 THE DBS MOINES DAILY NEWS TtlK IIKS MUlNttg NtiWS CO iiHlHlifd every evening nml by DnUy aid Suudar n week only i cents n wtck Conutrv bv Mall Dully only n and Snndav a ivTitirid li ibe iKnuflrp it Dos Mnines us vevoud class matter TIIK LMUIPST PAID C1IKTIATION I X ANOTHER REASON BY R F PAINE PATCH Josh Wise Says Those interested in legitimate sports sour at fixed niccs Die numerous newspaper accounts of suicides embezzlements and the like due to race track gambling shock the general moral sense These things have led to crusades j against race track gambling in most states wherein the prac tice has prevailed There is another feature one to which attention has not been called so far as I have seen Recently for the first time I visited a track for running horses and open gambling that at Emeryville Cal Among 3000 people there 1000 were women There were beautifully arranged and furnished rooms where women could sit list their bets and drink more or less privately These rooms were well filled No not by women j of the town not by women who by dress face paint or con duet would lead one to suspect that they were disreputable The grand stand held 700 or SOO women most of whom were laying bets There was little or no flashy attire no face paint no loud conduct hero These women in the side rooms and in the grand stand were decent looking orderly behaving women Among them were women with gray hair Some were accompanied by chil dren It looked like a gathering of decent housewives and mothers The newspaper boys told me that it was Some of It sounds but a foot loose man may be tight ftsted KIT to her forehead Why really 1 forget But Fanny has been read lug about the trials of some of these trust magnates suppose you are quite proud of your family lies odd i Small pas new red onas a peach but I dont like this old blue one he makes me wear Letters from the People A Grimes Sensation John WooUs wus corner this morning Stone the real es Miss Jones the fashionable milliner j pflesed by which caused them both to torn to Corre spondent Theyre Incorporated Burbanks spineless cactus Burbank should now sea that tie stock is waterless First man sir al ways voto Independently in munici pal politics I vote for men not par j ties I Second man that so Just vote for democrat or republicans standing on the regardesTeh ta e mn come to think of it I lefa very often vote for a democrat The first wheeled carriages were used ia Frmc8 in 1559 I was a little girl they put porous plaster on my back too but you dont over it see me crying but grandma you are used to having it on you by this time Heros wager Even money that I telephoned my wife an excuse to Bill will liave to reach for that Big stay down town Stick before he gets through Was I ever married before re Harder Foul has fouled him shrieks another Foul The nigger Seven or eight hundred wives mothers daughters rag the women were relatives of the bookies and others Fanny Rice the actress in a P t i rrn L J I puzzled manner as she puts her fin taches of the track The vast majority were the wives and sisters and daughters of the ordinarily San Francisco Oak land or Berkeley family All were laying wagers almost without exception It was done quietly but openly as a mat ter of course Here come the horses down the home stretch in a bunch The seven or eight hundred womeji in the grand stand are on their feet now Their faces are pale Their eyes glisten with excitement A woman at least 60 years of age waves her score card and shrieks Come on Kokoino Come on Another leaps up and down crying Alto leads Alto leads Come on Come on Alto I have a bet on Alto at 15 to 1 Another pounds on the back of a seat and yells Bide Joe Eide ride ride The whip Joe Give it to him Harder Did she believe it Yes blame It she did Now Ive used up my best excuse and I really want to go somewhere tomorrow night i Why Not a Censor Kditor News 1 understand Superintendent Hainery IB consider In George liluchart for the position of asalstaut superintendent Among his duties as 1 understand It he will have charge of the shows of Moines acting as a sort of censor 1 think this is a Rood plan There Is a rotten sh this time w running in Dos Molnos at that meds the attention of some one quickly Mr Hnmery lias bis hands full looking after so uiiuiy things that lie hardly has tlie time to look fitter of the details George Hlnehart Is a fairminded man and one In whom the public can put its trust in matters of any character affecting the citys morals It would be a good chance to get a good man for a good place and I think ho should be appointed JAMES DARDANELLES Let the Council Act Editor News Why should it be necessary for the city council lo go before the Greater Des Moines com mittee to treat with the public utili ties the committee as referee I have wondered a great many times why bbls course was followed The Greater Moines committee is made up of public corporation men There is jiirdly a represeutatlon of the little taxpayer on the committee Surely von could get no more partial or prejudiced referee Now then why lot follow this plan Lot the public utilities go to the city council Let council invite representatives rom the Greater res Moines com mittee union labor and from every other orgHutzatloii of any consequence in tie city Both the city the public utilities would tben hare au equal chance and tin controversy might be settled fairly A LABORER Kditor the News In Justice to the senators of Iowa I merely want to say n few words relative to the suffrage question 1 understand some of the Suffragists feel that they were dis courteously treated In the summary disposal of their bill yesterday Here is the whole proposition In a nutshell The legislature of Iowa Is ready to give the women of the state suffrage any time the women make It evident they really want It Do the women of Iowa want it That Is the question I think one lance at the very small handful of women present at the state house yesterday would satisfactorily answer that question If the majority of the women had really wanted the suffrage bill passed they would have packed the senate cham ber yesterday The legislature Is expected to carry out tlie will of the people It isnt there to pass half hearted measures which only a few radicals desire A SENATOR REPORT BIO FUR CATCH SSLKMtK Manitoba March 1te orts from the Hudson bay district brought n via dojj trntn from Norway House loose Kactorv and Fort Churchill show an extraordinary fur catch of the more ci pcnsivo varieties this With the and trails In the condition ns Mr Skygack from Mars jeinjT made In twentytwo sled wlUi a rest of tw tresent the trip of 1100 miles overland i Qtftwo days liy dog wo days ut Xonvny route to Winnipeg market from the remote nortli Hud connection Pliers nnd Independent loase hose Dn nrtlci hose parties from the remot his piftce the first rnHway Hudson liny t nippers nnd l1nek fox whose ekln Is vnhicd nt from it imui evidence Hiis sea son while otliir fuibenrlng animals bnvo seemed hi other yours lit V dimin ishing have imtde their appenvivce In enormous quantities Tlu1 winter tins been iilonl for 1he trap By Peter Power The dispatches announcing the re duction of wages among those iron and steel workers employed on a per centage or sliding scnle basis follow ing the cut inprices ordered by the United States Steel corporation do not tell the whole story The wages of the workers not era ployed under the percentage system will nlso be reduced on May 1 and perhaps sooner It is unlikely that there will be a ing Trith the gambling fever Carried out of themselves gone strike inaugurated in the in nn c ii A tnist mi s From ts inception the wjld with tke greed of getting 2 or 10 or 20 for their has nlllllgDnlrea organiEatlon And back again to the track clay after day trying to make jven on their losses And the track bookies say that the curse of their busi ness is the pool rooms in the nearby cities A good many do their betting in these city pool rooms Maybe suicides are a bad effect of race track gambling Maybe therell be more masculine honesty in the country when a stop is put to the practice of fiduciaries raising track money by embezzlement But no sane man could look at that grand stand of gamb ling women and fail to believe that there is still another strong reason for wiping off the face of this nation the race track evil IN NPTO N BY NORMAL EW TORE March Yes Jeff got a great greet ing from the fight fans in Blnneys theatre when lie j walked out on tlie stage at made an urgent appeal to ill mem bers to contribute what they have pledged and keep the class out of is first vaudeville performance Mon day afternoon They made a lot of racket But Ticket speculators who had loaded j mjv T WAS a mighty mean trick that n violet peddler played on Mrs Lillian Ashley of of the Markwell hotel He was one of the scores of i heavily expecting a regnilar deluge of the big fellows admirers were loudly bawling at p m Hero yare Fifty cent seats for a quarter Best seats In tbe house They didnt sell tbcin either Lots of chairs were empty downstairs even with the bar gains being bellowed on the sidewalk And When Sam Berger walked out a couple of minutes ahead of Jeffries the uproar was so gresit that Sam could hardly get a word in edgeways Jfl0wers to let tbe folks know that lie wasnt the exchampion There are lots of folks who would like to see Jim Jeffries take on Jnok Johnson and bring the fighting crown back to the Caucasian race int 7ef I men who stand t trays the streets here lining bunches of violets for sale at the moderate price of 25 cents per bunch He was standing in front of the Cadillac ho tel at 43d street and Broadway when Mrs Ashley bought a bunch of him and handed him a S10 bill I havent got he said but Ill get It Pushing the tray of violets into Mrs Ashleys hands he hurried into tbe Cadillac since which Mrs Ashley has not seen him When she had been holding the tray of about 30 seconds she be gan to feel awkward and she felt more awkward when men young and old attracted by the charming and welldressed peddler of violets came up to buy of her She indignantly re fries is no popular idol such us Jo fe1 t0 Se nny nml one L Sullivan was A New York ence would never have cheered the wrong man thinking he was Sully And the house would have been packed for Sullivan because Sullivnn would Jmve announced long before lln performance that he was going to tight Johnson and win back the cham pionship Where as Jeffries is still smiling and bowing and refusing to tell whether he will fight or not Jeff Is a fine big man and a great fighter hmlH isnt the stuff tlmt idols are ciirved out of j gallant man taking In the situation relieved Mrs Ashley of the tray sold the six bunches of violets and turned the proceeds ovev to her Its all the change she got out of her tendollar bill announcement Hiclmrdson AKD times has hit the Rockefeller Bible class nf tlie Fifth Avenue Knpllst church According to au made by at its last meeting the class Is in urgent need of to pay running expenses Col lections have neon falling off Mcm hrrs hnve pledged themselves to pay Id JO or ir rents each Sun Uny arc not Jnini so If tliev are tinre bo dollclt The ex poiiKos for cKh session are while flip collections huvt hiWnvev1 aglns barely Mr Kkhardson j I TEN YEARS AGO TODAY j Sunday March 12 1899 Clarence Alexander and fim Rush planned to give a race meeting C A was elected president of Uu Scivndhmvism Hepublican club Mrs Isaac I Hillis returned from AVushingfon C whore she at tended the meetings of the Daughters of the Revolution The American Steel and Wire cor pauy put the price of goods up lu per ent Fruit jobbers from Iowa Nebraska Dakota wore in session at tbe Savory JlHlHf receiver bank The Iilshop refused to for the German name a Savings or Miss lieuliih has among its employes and so success ful has been this opposition that to day not more than 20 per cent of the trust operatives are In unions The most effective of the trusts plans to hinder organisation wns the 1 disposal of stock at special rates to Its thousands of workers Many purj chased stock througn fear of losing j Convenient Time Payments Arranged On Any Sale WALNUTST Your Old Furniture Re paired Reupholstered At Low Cost Davidson News New Offices Complete and others because they j i would be a good invest1 their jobs believed it rncnt Po even the linion men will host tate to strike against a wage reduci tion for fenr of losing tlieir jobs and j investments Some of tbe organized workers ave already being assured i that if thev stick to the trust they will be assured steady employment and that the reduction will probably be restored as soon as tlie trust drives certain of its competitors from tile open market and is able to advance i prices j No matter what the outcome may j be of the various moves on the iron and steel chessboard at he present time the tens of thousands of ers will bear the brunt of the indus trial battle It is in the homes of the j toilers It is the women and children of the working cless who wiii feel the iron heel more severely than the i gentlemen higher up who are manipu lating the cards not expect to secure breakers in Europe i If there is a miners strike in the anthracite region the tirst of neit i month which seems probable the op erators need many strike where the miners are pretty thorough ly organized The miners of this country have entered into a combination with their fellow workers in Europe and the officials o both hemispheres are keep ng in touch with one another on in dustrial matters The musicians have iust perfected j similar international organization and if the fiddlers walk out of the I York theaters ns has been i threatened there will bo nothing doing I n importing artists for the orchestras rom Germany Italy Bohemia or any other country I Now the iron molders and the cloth ng workers are moving in the same i lirpctlon The custom tailois have al ready voted to join an international i combination j The Retail Clerks Inlcrnational protective association has started out I o Improve the conditions of tlie piu noney workers the clerks who do not have to work lint are behind conn1 crs merely for pastime Secretary Morris of the iinion whose headquar ters are In Denver declares that many j romhient society ladles have rallied lo the cause i From every nook and comer of I says lie there have ctmo responses to onr request for as sistance from women leaders for the i of the crying evil of the I underpaid clerk j Just Between Lady Frens ruck lo Ilkc Inmost Mncslr 5ot hcnrtj m she mfrins real well Init I do I pcr Hubbell and Count Car Mel was announced I 1olaloes sold for CO cenls n bushel I eggs for 12 cents a down i j Our new office in the south end of the first floor are now completed and occupied They pro vide for more than double the original space and other inovations needed by the increased volume of busi ness Annex Nearly Our new addition the Second and Third floor of Fintshrtf 416 and 41S Walnut ea street will soon be ready for our use This in mcrcaaed floor space will give us a total of over 50000 square feet to be used ex clusively for the display and sale of our goods Three large warehouses are rapid ly filling up with the duplicates of this seasons heavy purchases New Front by An enire new first floor store front has been Aoril contracted for providing P Ior tfce handsomest store front and show windows in the city The new front will give us just double the amount of show window space so necessary to display the numero is novelties of this store New Piano Tne announcement that we would open a piano DeDarlment department has caused mem quite a stir in interested circles coming quite as a surprise This new department will be oponed on or before April 1st and will be under the personal direction of Mr C B Risser widely known in piano and musi cal circles A feature of our Bedroom Furniture Section is th e very kigh character of tlie moderately priced pieces Not only is the quality of these dressers chiffoniers and beds the most dependable but in design too a high degree of beauty and style is reached Note these examples AU Brass Bed like cut A splendid evidence of the economical pricing of this store Bed is heavy and sev viceably built Has 2 inch posts with wide caps and 7 heavy pillers at each end Durably lacquered and fitted with ball bearing rollers buys no better value Third Floor Colonial Dresser like cut Desirable in every way Is this Dresser perfectly built of solid oak with quartered oak Toilet and Top Drawers base 41 inches wide with 4 roomy drawers mirror of French plate and drawers fitted with wood knobs At the same price we show a solid oak Dresser of same proportion in modern conventional design Oheval Princess Brewers Beautiful large Ladies iJressers with long mirrors small side drawers and roomy bot tom drawers 46 inches wide and made of genuine mahogany or birdseye maple rubbed and polished Very notable value at above price Quartered Oak Chiffoniers One of this seasons best values Built of selected quartered oak in most substantial manner highly finished of full swell front design fitted with wood knobs and good size French plate shaped mirror Large 5 drawer size Me y w o o d GoCarts to Unquestioned is the supremacy of the Heywood Reed GoCarts and Car riages They surpass all others in de sign in practical features as well as in perfection of construction Yet they cost hardly more than the cheapest grade made and in wear and general satisfaction they prove by far the cheapest Some of this seasons new models are the Hcywood Reclining Go Carts with JUecd or Leather Hoods and storm shields Heywood Reclining Sleep ers with Keed or Leather Hoofl Heywood Beed Carriages with Reed Hood and back cuitain Heywood Reclining Go Carts and Sleepers with leather cloth or reed canopy Heywood Morris Sleeper Carriages with leather cloth Heywood wood body Re dining GoCarts and Sleep ers with hood or canopy Heywood wood or Reed English Perambulators with hood or canopy Pining Room Furniture tLat will give your dining room a more massive ana cozy appearance To sit around the dining table after supper and chat an hour or so is becoming more and more the cus tom Doctors declare it of benefit to body and mind Naturally the coziness of the dining room has much to do with tbe inclination to sit and talk after a meal Is your dining room all that it might be We are well prepared to add to its attractiveness and economically too as these itemswill show Extension Table Buffet Sideboard like cut A most atracttve Ttthle value is this round solid Pedal Ex tension TaWe in empire quar tered oitk won made nnd of very neat well made nnd of Tvith usual values Very ornatnentat and practical having plenty of drawers and com partment space Built in colonial style of quartered oak 52 inches long fitted with 36x16 inch French mirror Choice of Golden or Early English finish A type of Buffet becoming very popular Very low priced Quartd Oak Din Table Solid pedestal desigu with carved claw feet Made of choice quarter ed oak rubbed and polished Top is 45 inches round Strongly built throughout Priced very moder ately Exceptional Values In This Springs Rugs and few example Extra Values In es Second Floor 9x12 Wilton Velvet Rugs Tapestry Bruasels Bugs These Rugs are usual values We want to close out a lot of two patterns 12 Rugs in all The quality of these Rugs is superior and the designs very at tractive Ingrain Rugs 9x10 feet G size nest grade heavy nil wool weave reversible and choice of new beautiful patterns xJO fl i size A splendid weave iu choice if three attractive new spring patterns Ought lo sell at Velvet Carpet 85c Yard Regular value with or with out border hail or atnir Ten patterns Price includes sewing laying or making into rug Cocoa Door Mats 46c to Heavy closely woven flbre mats very durable All sizes New Coucli Covers Second Floor Fine Art Loom Couch Covers These couch covers from Americas foremost makers of tapestries are CO inches wide tassell fringed and come in magnificient cashmere and oriental patterns French Negus Couch Covers CO inch wine reversible couch covers In bcamiful oriental effects and of good weight serviceable weave Couch Covers The same grade but 50 inch width Choice of three beautiful oriental patterns in three different colorings ;