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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
December 27, 1900
la & RsEir ef tb rrar of graca
1T7X !. tb Araeriraa army wu ta
tloac4 la Nw Ysrk. ths eotamaader la
cUef, Caral Waabiactoo. vti Ladalf
Ia la a krtf i-mlag apell after dinner
xkra L was approach! by as orderly
U eavoa&d Mistrrss Beta Aan
b waa a sir! so youcg aba appeared
Vol a ciiiJ. as 1 i&44 acted Ilka ooe, for
aw aocoer did at ataad la ta preaeace of
ta great did taaa aba Mixed bis ban la
titat La ad f stalwart proportions and,
tlrvrpla ua aer kaeea, kissed It with the
ardor of a devote. Meaaw&ile the tear
atrease-l down ber face la plteoca tor
recti, and Let form shook with suppress
Wasfcisjrtoa bad a tender heart, aad b
was rreaUy distressed by this unusual
yj bave so met Line to say?" be asked
ftnUj. ""Speak oa; bnt.1 beg, lay child,
tfcat yoa rests weeping.
"Oh. yoar excellency, you are too
biad." i4 the girt, aad. risiar to ber
feet, she aaeorered a beautiful downcast
face Llcii glowed pink asd dewy
throerh ber tears like a rala washed, sua
"Now, Mistress Blessing." said Waah
tagloa la bis kin Jest manner, "tell ma
hat brings you hither aad what your er
rand itay be.
"I eaxne. bltber to save, your eacellen
rys life." was the start liar response.
Instead of laughing at the apparent
presarcptlon of the weeping glrU be bade
ber tell him everything, promising ber
tmaaalty from punishment la case ber
news was sot as weighty as she antici
pated. Tbca encouraged, abe began ber story:
"Oa the morrow your excellency is to
dlae with severs! officer of your com
ma ad under guard.
"How know yoa that, girl? asked
Washington, much surprised.
"Your excellency will Isy cerj p!ans
agaiest the eneray before the co, aoy.
commaaded W ashlagtoo
(Address sll eomninnicationi intended
a tor this depsrtmsnt to the Chess Editor
X Independent, l&ft South 25th street, Lin-
coin, DraK&. q
December 27, 1900.
A merry Christmas and a happy
New Year to all our contributors and
aolrera. May the new century just
dawning: show greater strides In the
royal game than have been made since
the days of Ruy Lopez. May Pills
bury Anally win the world's champion
ship from Lasker, and after he has
worn his laurels a year or so, we
prophesy that William E. Napier, the
boy champion, and now chess editor of
the Pittsburg Dispatch, will prove a
foeman worthy of Pillsbury's steel.
UNIVERSAL, SYNTHETIC NO. 1.
Ine pieces are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
and 6. for K. Q, R, B, S or Kt, and P.
The board is numbered thus:
18 2S 28 48 58 68 78 88
17 27 37 47 57' 67 77 87
16 26 36 46 56 66 76 86
15 25 35 45 55 65 75 85
14 24 34 44 54 64 74 84
13 23 33 43 53 63 73 83
12 22 32 42 52 62 72 82
11 21 31 41 51 J61 71 81
For noting moves in a game it is
usual to give first the number of the
square from which the piece starts and
then the number to which it goes, re
gardless whether the move be a cap
ture or otherwise. Thus:
1. P K 4. P K 4.
2. PQ 4, PxP.
i wouia De notea:
"Proceed. commaaded Washington 1. 5254, 5755.
teraly. j 2. 4444. 5544. .
"Anaocg the dishes set before your ex- j For noting positions the piece num
reHeary will be a new vegetable of which j ber Is combined with the square num
yoa are very fond." j ber: thus 166 is king at white's K B 6
At. isugfleu ine general, -you nave or black's O B 3.
For noting both moves and positions
lost or f&rgotten a a order from the kitch
en. Here Is indeed a new version of the
monstain and the moose.
"l know cot. gracious sir. what mean
lag that bath of the mountain and the
faocse." cried Betsy, "but if a mess of
greea peas be served at table on the mor
row I beg a awl beseec h you. sir, not to
facte f thetn."
"Wheref ore. Mirtress Blessing T asked
Washington la bis sternest manner.
"The peas will be poisoned.
"How know you this?" demanded the
general la a tone which made his soldiers
joiI when they beard it. "Speak, and
see mat yon rnse not wita me.
child, do not fear. If what 70a sir be
true, not you. but the traitor who plan
Red the dastard! deed stall suffer.
"No. ar retorted the trembling girl.
"No one met suffer. Is it not enough
that I have dared to come' into a lion's
jaws to t-ll of the ded, to lunore safety
for the !eirrr thereof? Now that I
bar warned your excellency, permit me
to retire from your distinguished pres
ence." General Waalfnrton gave a signal, aad
feststuly aa armed guard of soldiers re
sponded. "Arrest tkis girl." be said stern!y. "and
. her under guard until such time as
she seed for me to confess ber fault,"
-"That wi3 I neer, though I die in
prison was the daat reply as the girl.
t bad etstered bowed and weeping,
raised ber bead proud!; aad walked out
with the soldiers like a young jtseea.
A3 was tumult ia the kitchens at Rich-
1 la this series of synthetics, however,
j the shorter method will be used. In
; giving solution. 254 will mean Q K 4
' (if white). In both positions and solu
tions the piece number comes first,
then the square number: hut in a po-
. sitlon. "white 456" will mean "bishop
at or on king's sixth," while in a
solution, "white 456" will mean "bish-
i op to king's sixth." There need be no
; confusion from this.
The pieces in this problem are:
j White. 1. 2, 4, 5, 5: black, 1, 6.
v- I wnite mates in tnree moves as 101-
523, 143: 2K3 mate.
523. 123: 232 mate.
275. 141; 477 mate.
446. 141; 242 mate.
446. 622; 532 mate.
254. 133; 521 mate.
The same rules regarding duals and
"cooks" apply to this as to all othur
synthetics. How should the pieces be
placed? Uce whatever notation suits
you; might stamp the position on a
diagram If convenient. Three points
for each correct setting of any piece.
SOLUTIONS AND SOLVERS.
Problem No. 34 (Dr. Dalton's):
White. 182, 228, 362, 427, 471, 513, 556,
634. 642. Black. 143. 315, 346, 431, 441,
558. 622. 623. 655. 663. White mates
In three, beginning with Q R 7.
Solved by C. C. Hunt. Montezuma, la.;
C. R. Oldham. Moundsville, W. Va.;
B. B. Rice, Grand Island; each 15
ntd hi!!, aad rooks were runolsg about ! points.
gettitg itsto one another's wsy when 1 Synthetic No. 14: This solution was
fair haired youth in the garb of a serving ' printed erroneously. The first line
tnaa katered in and made his way cnob- should read, "If KxR; Q Q B 2
erred to the rrest erepl-e. where be i mate." We should "be glad to have
tsecoeered the skillets in which the vege- j solutions yet. Messrs. Hunt, Oldham,
tahJes were simmering on tie hearth. ; Sam M. LeRoy, Healdsburg, Cal., and
When be came to that one containing the E. E. Armstrong, Parry Sound, Ont..
pea, be dmrted i a handful of sotne j are each credited 3 points for claiming
condiment anl inunt!y took bia depar j error in the mating solution.
tcr- I SOLVERS' SCORES.
His next appearance was uader the I old score. Nov. 22. Total.
window r ttst rouxn in which Mitre q r Oldham.
lUessitg a Incarcerated. "IM--t, j c C." Hunt
wtetheart! The doe is ready. Keep ! E" Armstror g
teart tintil the morrow. ha I will my- Sara M LeRoy.
elf release thee to ride pickaback oa my n n WW
roaa horse It is told la the town that j WHEN THE PAWNS COME DOWN
Jtetsy Ann P.icsin is arreste for a apy. j THE BORD
Keep up your conrage sweetheart." y mugt have had t,s trouble, for it
"If you would t-friend me betake J coae8 t0 every one.
Treif "m .s.rvr pUce whispered j Wh re penned up in a corner
Bet.j . vo through the barred win-1 ad M ,s on the run
dw Ugh ab-are him. A halter will be ; A fl Qld breatn in terror
HJZ 'T,? " Tou.re 8. or! hoping that the move he'll miss
i g- Inut he doesn't, and you're finished
1 when the
T Tftrfll vat awe numMtn, aWl PS'WUS
M I!rr fair in lr nt -.r Start
If U'i,K!e,tni A "r-m.r, ki. dOWn
tsTnait mmf mt that KSf-4s jIIamasw Ka I 11KO
Y, m sTMrtt Tss ass-s.su nss.W ! tlllS
swa awa, m." mm e w s SS aVM Wt. U
74 18 92
63 18 83
58 3 61
23 3 26
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eerrt discussion of weighty affair with
hi gueta. bet be gar rioa attention to
the viand set before him. It was not,
fcoweie?, ! the vegetables were served
that be made aay allusion to the food.
Wfcea bis favorite vegetable, a dish of
frees) test, waa uncovered, he demanded
attention, and when all were silent re
gaarked la a loud voice:
"There Is death ia the pot."
A great excitement ensued. The guest,
who were la fail u inform, drew their
words, aad marmurs of "Death to the
traitor" were besvrd on every side.
Then Washington sent for Mistress
iUeseiag. who came with a defiant lijcht
la ber eye and was given the seat of bon
er at her host's right band. She took it
with a dimtty that caDed forth approv
ing and admiring comments. Soldiers are
proverbially gallant, aad thoa of 1776
were ao exception to the role.
A servaat was next sent out by the
commander la chief 00 a peculiar erraod.
II returned, briaging with blm a ltr
aad particularly active chicken, which
parte eserlr of the dish of pens.
And la five minute by the watch It lay
?e4 fa their biIt.
IVtsy Aaa P.Wolag married ber lover:
after turning him into a patriot, and
Wasblcgtoa himself gave away the bride. :
Hw tnacfe be knew remalaed bis own i
eecret. but green peat never afterward !
graced h!s table or were alluded to la bia
eonversatlosv Ex change.
about a sea of troubles,
about the woes of life,
about the rough old sledding
which we strike in daily life;
They are nothing to the feeling which
such times as this afford,
When your king is ia the corner, and
Tiffin (O.) Tribune.
The Rev. DeB. Waddell, Meridian,
Miss., has filed complaint against Dr.
Seeley, Kearney, because of failure to
answar his last move in their game.
Mr. Waddell has an undoubted win,
the position being: Spp3pp7k5p
White to move. Bl&ck has already a
B and P plus and can win the remain-
Not fir from Bradford. England, a
gentleman has a f ummer dwelling, the
wb!e of the outside of which consists of
buttons fastened k boarding or cement,
and there are said to. be about 2.000.000
f amen bartons, with ' about 20,000 of
thesa of dJStreat bifida.
TURKISH LOST MANHOOD
PiDCIIIC? tb -weak man's frisnd.
uArOULTO A POSITIVE guaran-
to alwsys giTn with ever $5 order,
that they will do jon what ws claim in
euriag sexual weakness, nerrousness,
sad any sod all weal ness arising from
early abases. Our medicine will make
you happy. 4 boxes for will cure aoy
esse, no matter how long standing.
Single bozrs $1. Sat fres of c barge in
pis in arrappers. If not thoroughly eon
vinred as to your condition send for
symptom blnlt b-fore ordering. Cor
respondeoon strictly coufideotiah Ad
dress HAH VS PHARMACY.
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We present this week an illustration of one of the
s tallions that have made Nebraska Famous tor
Good Dbaft Horses drawn from the largest and
most noted importer's barns of draft stallions of Ne
braskathat of Frank Iams, St Paul, Nebraska
He has been in the horse business 25 years as a
breeder and importer. His record in the show ring
has always been a continuation of blue ribbons and
success. He received $1,320 for showing at Omaha
Exposition. His herd of draft horns have won the
f200 prize for best herd for five years in succession.
He imported 28 jet black Percherons in 1900 from
France, weight 1700 to 2300, and many of them Paris
Exposition winners. He is the only man in the U.S.
that imported only Black Stallions. He has about
100 head of draft stallions on hand and the choicest
lot he has ever had in his barns. He will show you
more big ton stallions and Black Percherons than
all the importers of Nebraska, and at prices that you
can buy first class stallions and make money with
them in the stud.
Iams guarantees to show you the largest and
choicest collection of first class draft and coach
stallions to be found in all the importing barns of
ISTWrlte Iams For Particulars.
STOCK COMPANIES can save. $500 by coming
direct to Iams' farms and buying a stallion as a
high priced salesman and expenses make each stall
ion cost (500 more when found by salesman.
ing pawns at his leisure. Complaint
reached the Chess Editor some days
ago, but his cup of joy was then full
because of his change of residence.
What with setting up stoves and tack
ing down carpets and such like, Mr.
Waddell's letter was doomed to lie
unanswered until the other day. He
was told to forward scores; that the
game is his.
Plenty of correspondence players
have an exasperating habit of neglect
ing to answer about the time the
"pawns start down the board," and Dr.
Seeley is not the only horrible exam
ple. Time limit won't affect the re
sult, you know. But the Rev. Mr. Wad
dell allowed his ire to rise and fired
this at the Chess Editor: "So far I
notice you have taken no notice of
my last communication, explaining
why Nebraska would rather sweat out
- - - ,- hon
est beat." Well, Nebraska hereby ac
knowledges a beat in the game in
question; maybe she'll have to ac
knowledge a beat in the tournament;
and she'll do it without any snarling,
if the Chess Editor has anything to say
That man Barry of Boston he who
prefixes H. W. to his surname recent
ly got us into a peck of trouble. Hear
what the Rev. Mr. Waddell has to say:
"I write now to comment on your
prize game, which is dubbed by you
'brilliant' and' to protest against the
harm your commendation will do the
noble game of chess. It may be be
cause I am so dull, but I can't really
distinguish the brilliancy displayed by
eitiier side. White's 4th move, Q R
4, has been condemned by the very
highest authorities. His 5th move
should have lost him his center pawn
without any danger whatever to
black. But black's 5th move is the
very worst he could have made. The
'deep trap' of white's 6th, B Q Kt 5,
is hard for an amateur to see. Taking
the B is an excusable error. He
(black) not only gives his castle for a
bishop, but deliberately moves his
queen to K 2, leaving exposed a B
which white could have taken with
perfect safety. But grant that was
bad; what does black do? Instead of
using his Q he moves Kt P, exposing
the Kt, so that white could take it and
check; then after he intervened his B,
checking white's Q, and white leaving
it there, instead of taking it and win
ning the game, he makes an immater
ial move, Kt R 3 how brilliant! Wa
have plenty of boys down this way
who could put up a far better game
than black did."
Stand up, H. W. Barry, and receive
your sentence! You aip guilty of per
petrating a most heinous crime! Th3
lamented. Artemas Ward was wise in
his day and generation; his was in
variably labelled "this is a goak," but
you have been found guilty of criminal
negligence. Let me admonish yoir
A diagram clears up the obscure places
in many a chess game; in future let
comprehensive diagrams accompany
each of your attempts at fun-making.
The Pillsbury association's big East
vs. West match is now well under way.
Two hundred and thirty contestants
are keeping Uncle Sam's mail clerks
busy handling postal and private mail
ing cards upon which are written those
cabalistic characters that puzzled Dr.
Lee Edwards so much, when he re
ceived a communication meant for the
other Lee Edwards. One hundred and
fifteen games of chess, all in a single
match, is surely not a bad showing for
the royal game in this democratic
country. (In deference to part of our
subscribers, we might say "republi
can" country, after recalling the No
vember landslide.) Owing to the
great distance between players, two
moves a week might be called a fair
average; say that thirty moves will
cover a majority of the games, and a
reasonable forecast of the probable re
sult might be made about July, 1901.
Should the games average a trifle
over thirty moves each, more than
7,000 communications will have been
exchanged before the match Is com
pleted. That would mean an expen
diture of $70 for postal cards alone.
Of course the number of games to be
played in the Twentieth Century tour
nament far exceeds that in the East
vs. West match, but a longer time will
be given to complete it. When the 24
sections are all filled to the maximum
of seven entrants each, it means that
504 games will be played before the
semi-finals are reached. Calling thirty
moves an average game, more than
30,000 pieces of matter will go
through the mails in simply getting
this tournament ready to trot out its
During the year 1900 it is probable
that between 1.500 and 2,000 games
of chess were played by correspon
dence In the United States. More than
$1,000 was paid for one-cent' stamps
and postal cards to carry on these
games, to say nothing of the vast cor
respondence with officers of the var
ious associations, sending solutions of
problems, etc., etc
Three Nebraskan3 are playing in the
East vs. West match: Nelson Hald,
Dannebrog, president of the Nebraska
association, is playing white against
Secretary S. H. Chadwick of the
Brooklyn Chess club; A. Powell, St.
Edward, has the move in "his game
against the Rev. A. Taylor, Falrliaven,
Vt.; and C. Q. De France is defendin,
a Scotch gambit, transposed into an
Evans', against the attack of Mr. C.
W. Macfarlane, Richmond, Va.
Nebraska should have been better
represented. T. N. Hartzel, Kearney;
B. B. Rice, Grand Island; A. Rasmus
sen, South Omaha; H. B. Hammond,
Wymore; Prof. E. L. Hinman, Lin
coln; E. R. Tyson," Nebraska City; J.
M. Bruner, Omaha; J. H. Mockett, jr.,
and Elmer Holben. Lincoln; Judge
Sedgwick and W, W. Wyckoff, York;
D. B. Kinniburg, Adams; R. E. Brega,
Callaway; W. R. Ellis, Blomfield; Dr.
A. E. Bartoo, Arcadia; and a number
of others should have entered the
match. Only one game is required to
be played. Instead of but three play
ers representing our noble state there
should have been twenty. What is
From the Brooklyn Eagle:
Among the noteworthy features of
the pairings are. the resultant contests
between W. E. Napier, the famous boy
champion, and J.rI. Jellett of St. Paul,
Minn.; Franklin K. Young, the Bos
ton author, and Sidney P. Johnston,
Chicago's champion; Charles W. Phil
lips, winner of the continental tourna
ment, and H. Helms, ex-champion of
the Brooklyn Chess club; F. B. Walk
er, ex-champion of the District of Co
lumbia, and Harry F. Lee of Chicago;
John Lindsay McCutcheon of Pitts
burg and the Rev. Leander Turney of
Chicago; W. J. Ferris, the Pennsyl
vania crack, and F. Arthur Hill of St.
Paul; N. A. Voss, the Kansas cham
pion, and Dr. Otto Meyer, leader in
the first tourney finals; C. W. Water
man, the Los Angeles champion, and
J. A. Nicholson of Dover, Del.; M. D.
McGrath, ex-champion of Mississippi,
and E. R. Blanchard of Boston; W.
C. Cochran, the Cincinnati expert, anl
C. S. Taber of Brooklyn; G. A.
L'Hommedieu, the first tourney Cen
tral champion, and H. Cleveland, sec
retary of the Queens County Chess
club; Secretary S. H. Chadwick of
the Brooklyn Chess club and Nelson
Hald of Dannebrog, Neb.; Champion
C. S. Howell of the Dutch Arms Chess
club and J. A. Ford of Dallas, Tex.;
T. C. Mcllvaine of Plattsburg, N. Y.,
and W. W. Gibson of Wakeeney, Kas.;
M. Lissner of New York and F. A. Hol
loway of Grand Rapids, Mich., both
well known problem composers.
Appended is a summary of the two
teams with the players classified by
Eastern Team New York 49, Penn
sylvania 15, Massachusetts 12, Virgin
ia 7, New Jersey 7, Connecticut 6,
Georgia 5, District of Columbia 3,
Maine 3, Maryland 2, Vermont 2, Del
aware 1, New Hampshire 1, North
Carolina 1, South Carolina 1. Total
Western Team Illinois 28, Wiscon
sin 11, Iowa 9, Kansas 8, Ohio 8, Mich
igan 7, Texas 6, California 5, Missouri
5, North Dakota 5, Mississippi 4, Ala
bama 3, Colorado 3, Indiana 3, Min
nesota 3, Nebraska 3, Tennessee 3,
Louisiana 1. Total 115.
President George Burt Spencer of
the Northwestern Chess association,
has asked for a list of the members ot
the Nebraska association that they
may be enrolled as members of the
Northwestern. He says: "There are
no dues, the object of the organization
being to get all members in the middle
west catalogued as members, and as
supporters of the association by voice
and pen. We trust that Nebraska will
follow the example of Missouri and
prepare to send one or more of their
best men to participate in the annual
tournament, February 22." In default
of another over-the-board tournament,
Mr. P. J. Barron, Lincoln, being the
present champion, should represent
"Springer," who presides over the
destinies of the chess department of
the Germania, Milwaukee, has our
thanks for the following kind words
regarding our "Record Book for Cor
respondence Chess: "
"Von Herrn C. Q. De France, Lin
coln, Neb., haben wir eln Exemplar
seines ausgezeichneten Recordbuches
fuer Korrespondenz-Partien erhalten.
Das Buch ist vorzueglich eingerichtet
fuer das Eintragen and Notiren von
Korrespondenz-Partien. Es enthaelt
Raum fuer dreiszig Partieen. Korre
spondenzspieler werden dasselbe in
jeaer. Beziehung zweckentsprechend
Wre expect to announce the players
In the Ohio-Nebraska match about
next week. No Nebraskan should
shirk playing In this match.
Send half a dollar for our record
book and get a three months' trial
subscription to The Independent free.
Mention this item.
War in the Philippines
"The war in the Philippines is over"
was a familiar song with the republi
cans during the recent campaign. That
their claim was nothing less than de
liberate falsehood is proven by their
utterances since. The following from
McKinley's war department shows
how the congress will be compelled to
grant the increase in the army de
manded by the imperialists. Monday
the department sent out a dispatch
saying that as a result of a conference
between the secretary of war and
Quartermaster General Ludington, it
has been decided that no further ac
tion can be taken with regard to the
return, of the volunteers from the
Philippines until congress shall make
provision for their replacement. The
war department is considerably em
barrassed by the failure of congress
to make provision before the recess
for the relief of the military situa
tion in the Philippines. Acting upon
representations made by General Mac
Arthur, the department has concluded
that it is absolutely necessary to main
tain an army of 60,000 men in the Phil
ippines until the current policy of
establishing municipal government
throughout the archipelago has been
It is stated at the department that
with any reduction of the military
strength below that figure existing
conditions would doubtless prove most
disastrous to the interests of the
There are now about 60,000 troops
regulars and volunteers, in the Phil
ippines, and arrangements have been
made already for bringing home 9,000
of that number. No further reduc
tion will be made until the war de
partment is advised fully of the pur
pose of congress with regard to army
legislation. When the necessary au
thority has been given it is the pur
pose of the department to bring home
as rapidly as possible all the volun
teers and regulars whose terms. of en
listment expire on June 30 next, but
not before it is possible to replace
them man for man with new recruits
enlisted under the terms of the new
It is expected that congress will act
promptly on the army bill soon after
it reassembles in January, but even in
that event, it is said at the war de
partment, it will not be possible to get
the fresh troops to the Philippines in
side of two months' time. The gen
eral homecoming movement of the
mass of volunteers, therefore, will
have to be postponed until about Feb
ruary 1. That will give the quarter
master's department but five months'
time to bring home the remainder of
the volunteers and the regular troops
whose terms will expire at the same
time, aggregating about 40,000 men,
before July 1. This undertaking is
believed to be beyond the capacity of
the transport service as at present or
ganized and may necessitate the char
ter of additional- steamships.
Recent cable advices from General
MacArthur indicate a strong desire on
the part of the volunteers generally to
return to the United States and that
comparatively few of them are likely
to re-enlist unless the most liberal in
ducements are offered. It is under
stood that General MacArthur has
recommended that a bounty of $250
be allowed to each soldier in the Phil
ippines who re-enlists for another term
and the plan is said to meet with the
favor of the officials of the war department.
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The Northwestern Line will sell
holiday excursion tickets to all point9
within 200 miles on December 22, 23,
24, 25 and 31, and on January 1, good
to return January 2, at very low rates.
City ticket office, 117 South 10th sL
You can leave Missouri River after breakfast to-day on
"THE OVERLAND LIMITED"
and arrive in California sooner than if you left yesterday via any other train.
ATRIP TO CALIFORNIA, in regal
splendor, can be made on ' Tho
Overland Limited," the celebrated Union
Pacific train. This train runs via the
' Overland Route," the established route
across the continent. It has, perhaps, the
most finely equipped cara in the world.
There are Double Drawing-Room Palace
Sleepers, broad vestibuled Cars through
out. Buffet Smoking and Library Cars
with Barber Shops and Pleasant Reading
Rooms, Dining Cars, meals being served a la carte, and every delicacy
is provided. The cars are illuminated with the famous Pintsth Light
and heated with steam. A notable feature ia that safety, perfect com
fort and speed are all included.
Only Two Nights
Missouri River and San Francisco
For time tables and full information, call on
E. B. SLOSSON, Ajcent,
Holiday Goods iii Holiday Goods
EE We recently purchased a Manufacturer Sample Line s
s at our OWN PRICE, and our assortment is one of the
EE: largest in the city. r
Ve Bought Cheap and Sell Cheap.
Es If you want the Best Bargains come before the rush. 5
1 141 So. 9th St. JOHNSON DRUG STORE, g
BEST LINE TO
Leave Omaha on big 5 at 1:30 p. m.
All the best scenery of the Rocky
Mountains and the Sierra Nevada by
daylight in both directions.
These cars are carried on the lim
ited traina of the Great Rock Island
Route, Denver & Rio Grande (scenic
route), Rio Grande Western and
Dining Car Service Through.
E. W. Thompson, A. G. P. A., Topeka.
John Sebastian, G. P. A., Chicago. 111.
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Between Chicago and San Francisco
WITHOUT CIIANOK., VIA
if IMflD il
To points In Oklahoma, Indian Ter
ritory and Tekas.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
R'y. will Bell tickets to the above
named points on Dec. 4th and 18th,
Jan. 1st and 15th, Feb. 5th and 19th.
at a rate of one fare plus $2 for the
Take a trip to Oklahoma and see
the new lands soon to be opened for
settlement. For a book giving de- v j
scription of these lands and for fur- -ther
information as to rates, tickets,
etc., address, 1
, F. II. BARNES, C. P. A.,
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