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    8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : . MONDAY , JANUAKY 23. 1888.
GROCER AND HIS CUSTOMERS ,
Bov. Mr. Savldgo Preaches Upon a
Llvo Subject.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE EXPOSED.
FcmptntlniiH tolilcli Homo Ienlcrn
Fall KxpoHltiK One DUhoneHt
Firm Tlie Kvlln of Btimlny
liUHltlCHH
Talk INK to Oroccrymr-n.
"Tlio Orocur and His Customers , " wns the
/ilibjcct of Kov. Charles \V. Snvldjjo's dis
course lit the Scwuid Street M. K. uhuruh
lust uvunlng. Tlicru wns a largo nudicnro
present , nmonK'tliem being n iiuuibcr of icii-
rcsentutlvo frocrymen , lojfetlier with tlielr
clerks. Mr. S.ivid o took his tc-xt from
Proverbs 11:1'A : fulso balance Is iibomltui-
tlon tg the Lord ; but u Just weight Is His do-
light"and from Kxodtis 20:15 : , "Thou slmlt
not steal. " Snld the -tpcrker : Tor the past
fivu years I have watehcd the business Inter
ests of this rity. 1 have been pleased to see
the small frame building give place to the
Immense brlek or stone structure. Standing
as I do , a llttlo outside of the business whirl ,
I have been well able to sco the marked pro
gress In the different lines of trade. There
Is ono class of business men of whom I have
thought much It Is the grocers , and I will
tell you why. I thought when I was a llttlo
boy tha * . if I ever grow to bo a man I would
keep a grocery , so I could have all the licorice
rice I wanted. Didn't I make a narrow escape -
capo ! Then I hnvo become acquainted with
some of your temptations and troubles , and
on this account 1 have thought of A on.
You enter a Held In which there
Is the sharpest competition. Your patience
is tried to Us limit. Every day joti must
deal with a crowd of unreasonable if not dis
honest people. As I have seen you taking
orders and delivering goods when the Ne
braska bll7znrd was at its height , or as I have
seen you wading around at work In the
Omaha mud , I have prayed for iou that you
might have an old-time case of genuine re-
jigion "You need It In your business. " I
nolievo we shall BCO bcfoio wo get thiough
with this sermon that everybody who goes
Into a gtoccry nceiis religion and having It
ho ought to apply It. Kcllglon Is a worthless
comodlty unless it is applied. Heligion looks
well on dress parade but It is of mote value
actually put Into practice. It is not the silk
dress for the parlor It is a plain calico for
everyday wear. The religion of .Icsus is the
principle we so much need in trade to-day.
I speak Hist of the sins of the gro
cer. Thcio uro two classes of
men In tills line to day In Omaha. The hon
est man some of these have been here for
twenty years. Go Into their establishments.
Forty men arc doing up packages and dellv-
ing goods. It requires fourteen horses to
draw the delivery wagons. You would trust
the heads of many of these firms with the
last dollar you had , for they are honest men.
Hut there is another sort of men in the busi
ness men who hnvo to bo watehcd. Some
of them profess religion , but the profession
of religion will never make an honest grocer.
I am told that one of these men shouted down
to his cleik the other day : "John , hnvo you
sanded the sugar ! " "Yes , " savs.lotm. "All
right. Come up to prajors. " While I go on
in this set mon you can place yourself In the
class to which you belong the honest or the
dishonest. That is the way wo shall do at
the Judgment , and we might as well begin
now. Some of you are dishonest. You
have a way of fixing up jour scales
so that the machine works in your favor.
The scale Inspector said to ono of your num
ber lately. "If I llnd your scales again in
the condition they arc to-day I will make you
trouble. " You may call this sharp practice
doctoring scales in that way , but 1 call it a
dishonest act.
Again , take this fact to demonstrate the
same truth A wealthy man comes Into
your store. Ho trusts you. Ho says : "Send
mo up so many pounds of this , and of this ,
and of this. " You do t > o. Ho comes in
every day during the month and gives you
his order as to the amount , but does not ask
you the price. At the end of the month
when you make out that man's bill you innko
him pay more for tc.i and sugar than you do
his neighbor. You call it "si/ing him up ac
cording to his pile. " A retired grocer who
once kept a store here , said : "llrother
Snvidgo. you can't make anj thing In grocer
ies in this town , unless you work your pencil
on them. " Now , I know that many
an honest merchant in this city will
Buy that this is never dono. Well , I reply
that it has been done in our city and done
many times. Take another ease of dishon
esty. You advcitiso , for example , to sell
thirteen pounds of sugar for a dollar and
jou tell your clerks to put up twelve pounds
in thobo dollar-packages. You not only tell
lie but you make your clerks act a lie all
day long. There has baen more than ono
case of this kind in the city within the past
live years.
To prove my flist point , I will toll jou an
instance that cnino to mo from an e\o witness.
A giocery linn in this city bought two car
loads of cider fiom ono of the apple growing
states cast of us. They then sold all this
cider out with the exception of flvo barrels.
This done they divided the contents of the
live , putting u little cider into each empty
barrel and then tilled the whole number up
with water. Then they wrote the llrm of
Which they had purchased saying the cider
was only a little better than water and to
send their agent out to inspect it. The agent
came and paid them buck .their purchase
money.
Again , some of you are profane , and I can
tell you why some of you swear. People
premise to pay and when the first days of the
month come , the money does not come. I
know ono man in this city who makes the air
fairly blue with mnoko because the people
won't pay up , and the next month ho trusts
them over again and when the time comes ho
swears.
I should think you would see the uselessness -
ness of that bad habit as well as the sinfulness -
ness of it.
Again , a good many of you keep open on
the Sabbath. Some of you say "This is my
best day. " You not only work yourself , but
you compel your clerks to work. Only think
of 111 The work is hard enough and the
hours long enough at best. In summer , on
Saturday for instance , the clerk goes to the
store at fulio in the morning and works until
II at night. What do you think of that
greedy soul who asks him to come back on
Sabbath 1
A member of the Catholic church in the
grocery trade , and by the way , one of your
most piosperous men said to me , that when
ho tlrst began heie , ho kept open on
Sabbath but six months of Sabbath breaking
was enough for him. My advice is , set the
pinner's pound uwav on your doois ; you keep
Clod's day. If you fall , full uu honest man
uml a sincere Christian.
In the second place , I speak of the "Sins of
the customer. " Many of the custonieis are
not thoughtful and considerate of man and
beast.
liuslness in this line is done largely with
pass books. Do you know that ono llrm
whoso accounts are written oillfty pass
books , only has live books brought regularly
to their store ! Korty-Hvu careless families
are doing business with that ono nou o.
Take this point to prove my i > ostlon ! , These
grocers take orders and deliver goods at
South Omalui and as far as the deaf and
dumb institute. If you would only take in
your orders early , how much you could sao
man and her o. Instead of that , some of you
go with your 01 dets at an hour when the
men should bo at their homes. If some of
these poor tired clerks were preaching to
night they could tell nome facts that would
prove this point.
Ono grocer was asked the other
day to take a customer two inllos distant
from his store. The family consisted of two
persons and ho was expected to attend to
their wants dally. This same man is asked
to do all sorts of'favors for his customers.
The other day ho was asked to deliver a sow
ing machine. Ho sent two of his men to do
the work. They broke the machine and the
owner made the grocer pay for the privilege
of doing him that favor. Ho told his men
that they would go out of the "sewing machine -
chine business , "
The clerks in ono of our stores said to a
certain woman : "Isn't she a perfect lady !
She treats the clerks us well as she does the
proprietor. "
Let us carry homo the small parcels and. uy
every means make it more easy ror over
worked men to live. If the Christian people
vould , thry could snvo the grocer well nigh
ne-tmlf of his lanor.
Again , the customer tells n lie to his
, rocer. Instead of paying tip as ho prnm-
sod , largo unpaid balances aio against him.
Some are "being carried" for fci < > 0. One
crchant snym "In the past ten years I have
est 110,000 from these unpaid balances.
hey are the curse of the trade. " The gro-
.jer has to pay cash for nil his produce , and
n thirty days he must meet most of his
sther bills. Ho pays Interest but ho does
lot get interest from you.
A good many of us have been asking In
his revival nea on how we may have the
Holy Clhost with us in power. He will
dwell with us when we do right.
Again some of you steal from the grocer.
) ld you ever know thnt the merchant must
ilisplny a certain class of goods In order to
ell them I And did you ever think of this ,
hat the loss on this class of goods in stock
s two per cent just f i om "pickings ! " Let
us quit this so coiled icspoctablc pilfering.
Then some of you steal In another way.
You owe the merchant for your living for
wo months. Then you go to another slot o
jr move to another state. Ami this Is true ,
.ho people who do this me very extravagant
n their buying. The people who don't pay
Ive on the fat of the land , Stay by the man
, vho accommodates you and pay him every
ilollar.
In conclusion , I am told that professed
Christians are no better than sinners In these
.hlngs. Hut the lent Christian Is a icllablc ,
square man every time.
Let us have a revival of the ten command-
ncnts , and then a revival of Holy Ghost re-
Iglori will follow.
AN A
Icrr Hiiutur Vi.sltn Oinnlm and Tnlkw
About the /tiltis.
A Zulu wartior at a museum was In an
CBtntle state of happiness yesterday and
abhe.rcd away in his native tongue with the
garrulity of nn old woman at a tea party.
The cause of all this demonstration was the
r'escnce of a German named Jacob Hauler ,
ivho speaks the Zulu tonguo. qulto fluently.
Icrr Hauler Is the llrxt man who could talk
his dialect that either of the Zulus have met
Inco they came to this country eleven years
igo. As the Xulu's partner , Charley , is lying
lek at Chicago at present and could not ac-
lompany Oscar on his Omaha trip , the latter
African seemed delighted to be able to give
I'cnt once more to his thoughts in his native
gibberish. Herr Hauler spent several years
in Africa , understands u number of the
different dialects and has a thorough knowl
edge of the natives and considerable of their
'otintry. Ho was with Stanley's party u
ihort tinio. On being asked by the reporter
f Oscar's color wns notiathcr light for a
native African , ho replied that in color the
Zulu was a perfect specimen of his people as
' .hoy were rather a brown than a black race.
n size , however , Oscar was rather below the
medium , although ho had the strong knit
frame and beautiful physical development of
: iis tribe. Hauler speaks in the highest
.enns of the intelligence , bravery and
nanlincss of the Zulus as compared with
ho other uncivilized tribes of Africa. He
bought that the rare old Zulu warrior
Umslopogaas , who plays such a prominent
l > art in one of Kider Haggard's stories , may
: iavo actually been a description of a living
man rather than the Uction of a novelist's
brain.
THE WKATHE MODERATING.
A lMcannnt Sunday and a lluvivnl 111
Halli-oad Tralllc.
Omahans welcomed the pleasant sunshine
of yesterday with gusto afler so many days
of 7oro weather. Gradually , as the day ad
vanced , the mercury in the thermometer bean -
an to ascend , and .by 10 a. m. It had passed
the 7cro line on Its upward march. The a'lr
became mellow , and the wind turned its
blunt end into the faces of pedestrians , who ,
consequently , experienced none of the un
pleasantness associated with this adjunct to
he severity of the weather of the previous
ten days. This moderation was hailed with
expressions of satisfaction and delight by all
out doors , and it was predicted
that \\eekof such weather as wns inaugu
rated yesterday would suflieo to restore the
demoralization brought about by the blizzard.
In railroad circles there was a disposition to
be Joyful and thankful for old Boreas' reformation
mation , and activity was visible on all sides.
Many freight trains that had been abandoned
for reasons of safety , were dispatched and
new vigor was infused among the men. Out
lying towns that have experienced severe
suffering irom the chilly blasts through a
scarcity of coal owing to the inability of the
railroads to reach them , will bo fully sup
plied , us there are hundreds of cars loaded
with the dusky diamonds now cnroute for
their respective destinations.
IT WASN'T DIUT.
Mike O'llrlcn AVaslieH Ufa Feet and
FiudH One Fro/.on.
Mike O'Brien , a drunken bum , was found
n a beastly state of intoxication by Officers
Haze and Ucmpsey about 1 o'clock yesterday
inorning and was taken to the central station.
During the day the air of his cell was
poisoned with an intolerable slouch arising
from his pedal extremities and his fellow
irisoners complained so much about it that
last night Jailer Sigwattgavo him a bucket
of water to wash his feet with , supposing the
trouble was caused by uncleanliness. On re
moving hs right shoe it was discovered that
his foot had been frozen and wns mortifying
from the effects of it. The foot was in such
an advanced of decomposition Hie Iocs look
ing as though they would drop ott from the
slightest touch that it is thought his foot
must have been frosted several days ago , and
ho has been in such an Inebriate state that
ho did not know what was the mailer with
him. Ur. Kalph was called and this morning
he will have to amputate the decaying mem
ber.
"STRANGE BOB. "
Sun Francifaco Cull : Jim Muitlnnd , : v
} , ' , brawny , sunburnt boundary ritlor
on the Dooribitii } , ' htiitiou , lay resting
and enjoying the shiulo of a clump of
wattles and cedar * growing on the banks
of the Dooribung river. Both the hor&o
and dog of the rider had taken to the
water , glad of the opportunity to cool
their limbs and the chance to bo frco of
the Hies. Liljo their mabtor the two ani
mals were known for hundreds of miles
around. The horse , a once famous
Knglisb rncor , imported into the cole
ales , went by the name of Relief , while
ith dumb companion answered to that of
Curse.
.lim MuHland was the youngest son of
John Mititlund , a peddler of coals in
Kdinburg , Scotland. Like a great mitn-
bor of boys .lim was wild and full of
mischief. Night after night would his
nearly hoart-bj-okon mother pray for
him to mend his ways , while his father
would as often undertake the reforming
process with the aid of a broad leather
btrap burned at oao end. The praying
anil strapping were of little avail , for
Jimmy suddenly disappeared , leaving
his master for he had boon bound ap
prentice to a printer and his parents
unupprisod of where lie hud gone.
It was not until three yours after his
disappearance that the old couple re
ceived information of their son. When
they read the letter , and finding noth
ing in but the young man's exporlonco
on an Australian sheep station and a
promise to refund the money lost them
through Jim running away from his
master. Mr. Maitlund sarcastically re
marked : 4 > lt is very easy to make big
promises when there's 17,000 miles ol
sou between us. , '
After months of anxious waiting the
young boundary-rider received a lottoi
from his mother , giving his fathor'n
cutting remark. When Jim read the
sentence the blood rushed to his face
with linger , and he crumpled the leltet
in his oloni'hed list , saying haughtily :
"I am a Maitland , sir , and by heaven
a Maitland bovcr broke his word
Never will pen of mine touch paper foi
you until I repay you ten times ovei
Qvory farthing 1 have cost you. I was
wild , ; I was foolish , but Hod knows I an
honest ! " mid toiLr * coursed down his
sun-burnt face , the flrct since ho was a
child.
Twice had Jim Maitland attempted
the roll of "squatter , " and each time
had fortune's hand been against him
long , weary months of drought dcstrov-
his flocks and herds. These failures did
not dishearten him , for ho again com
menced at the foot of the ladder by as
saying the stock-whip and hugging the
pigskin of a boundary ridor.
"Lord Harry ! this is a scorcher , ' '
Maitland said , as ho rolled over and
peered through the bushes far out onto
the plain , where not the slightest ves
tige of grass was noticeable. The
eighteen months of dry. warm weather
had burned up every blade of green.
"God help the poor wretches on the
plains , " he continued , rising and
placing his big , broad sunhat on his
icad. "Come Relief ; get out of that ,
"Jurso. Wo had better be stepping out.
lullot What's that ? looking out onto
ho plain , and as Curse sprang forward ,
barking furiously. "A dingo ! I'll have
ho bruto. Hero boy , down. He's mnk-
ng for the river bend. " Ho stood
vntching ttio animal come limping
tlong as if unaware of any danger. As
it came nearer , Mnitluud noticed somc-
, hing tied around the strange dog's
icck. Giving a long , tmrill whistle ,
which caused the tired brute to ston
md look in his direction , the boundary-
nan moved forward.
"Hero , pup , hero. Come , good old
boy , " Jim called , holding out his hand
enticingly : t
The foot-soro , half-starved dog moved
slowly and suspiciously , and as Malt-
and patted the animal it whined' and
wagged its tail and pawed at the hand-
( crchlcf around his neck. Taking it
oil , the boundary rider carefully tin-
olled it , taking from its fold a piece of
shin , on which was written with char
coal :
Hob's Station Send mo help. Am ilvintr.
bon.
"Well done ; plucky dog , " said Jim ,
stroking the poor , tired-out hound as it
ay stretched at his foot. "Come , drink ,
old boy ! " motioning toward the river.
At the word "drink" it quickly rose to
'ts foot and limped into the riverwhere
t lay lapping the water.
Bob's Station , from which the dog had
just traveled , was over eighty miles
'roin Dooribang , which happened to bo
.ho nearest point of civilization.
'Strange Bob , " the owner of
: ho station , had been nicknamed
so by the "squatters" of the district.
His history was shroudca in darkness ,
uid ho was a very reserved man , neither
inviting nor accepting comprn.y , all
was guesswork on the part of gossipcrs.
EIo was understood to bo very rich , but
liow wealthy , nonobut his lawyers could
toll , and , of course , they wero'not likely
Lo satisfy curiosity-mongers. Being
thus distant to his neighbors and out of
the world , nobody troubled about him ,
satislled to lot the "old butter" get
along alone.
"Poor , miserable fellow ! Alone and
ill. I wouldn't bo in that fix at this
season for the bank of England. Get
up , Relief ; there's hard work ahead of
us , " and he touched the old horse with
his heels as ho turned its head for the
"home station , " followed by the dogs.
An hour's easy canter under the swel
tering sun landed him at the manager's
door.
"Well , Jim , what's the matter ?
Where did you raise the dog ? " Mr.
Closotho of "run "
, manager Dooribang ,
nsked as Maitland , holding the chip in
bis hand , and the hounds entered the
dirty little ollico.
"Picked him up on the plain. Here , "
handing him the , chip.
"You hud bettor 'hook it' at once ,
then , " was the manager's answer alter
reading the dying appeal of "Strailgo
Bob. " "If you don't think old Relief
will carry you through you can take my
horso. Wo must help the old man. "
"I'll take both horses , but I'm afraid
I won't bo able to reach him in time , "
Maitland replied.
"Well , try it. But the old fool , he's
no business to live up there anyway.
This is the third time. Trouble him
and his old sheep ! Well , it don't mat
ter , poor follow ; wo are all confounded
fools at the best , " Close sympathetically
remarked , after giving "Strango Bob's"
precarious situation a thought.
"Give mo the medicine-case and the
drug-book and I'll slide at once , I'll
catch old Comto and then will be ready
in a jilTy , " Jim said , leaving the man
ager to prepare the medicines.
Having caughtand saddled old Comto ,
and given his own horse a thorough
rubbing down , Jim brought from the
kitchen a brnco of heavy navy revolvers
II ml placed them in the holster of his
saddle.
"Well , Jim , sling these over your
shoulders , " said the manager , handing
to him the medicine case , to which was
strapped a largo tin flask of brandy. "I
will send Ned after you as soon * as ho
comes down. Look after the old man ,
and give the poor devil all you can.
Send word by the dog if you want any
thing else. "
It was late in the afternoon of the
next day that the rescuer arrived at the
dying man's shanty. Without delay ho
entered the half open door. On a pile
of sheepskins in ono corner of the room
lay the miserable and emaciated form
of "Strango Bob , " covered by a dirty
and torn red blanket. Not n sign o'r
movement of the body showed that
the entrance of the stockdrivor had
been recognized. The dying
num's long and matted white
hair and beard had not been dressed
for mouths ; his big , rough right hand
hung o\or the side of the rude couch ,
touching the filthy floor. A few feet
away was lying a dirty , greasy "billy , "
the slight rust on its inside showing it
had not contained water for several
days. The old man in attempting to
quench his burning thirst had managed
to upiot the can.
Maitlaud shuddered as ho stooped
over the in-ensiblo man's couch , and
thought of the poor fellow's loneliness
and miserable surroundings. Gently
inising the suiloror , ho succeeded in
pouring a few drops of brandy down his
throat. This partly revived the uncon-
bcious "tfjiiattor , " and encouraged Jim ,
who sot uiKMit doctoring and watching
his patient with all the skill and ten-
dornesi of a rough "bush-doctor. "
Early next morning , while "cat-nap
ping , " Maitland thought ho heard his
name mentioned. Going to old Bob's
couch , ho found him awake and con
scious.
"Maitland , God bless you ! God bless
you ! " the poor sufloring outcast whis
pered as bo feebly grasped the young
man's hand. "Kneel down beside mo !
J want to speak to you. I am dying , my
boy ; in a few hours Strange Bob will bo
before his master. "
'Comcjnow , don't bo taking it so hard
ns that. This spell will soon pass , and
then you'll bo as right as a two year
steer , " Jim said encouragingly.
"Listen ! Do you hear the pmn they
howl that is my death-knell , Jim Mait
laud , my death-knoll. I'm old , and I
don't need them tell mo my time-glass
glass is run down. " ho said , slightly
moving his head and closing his eyes.
For a few minutes ho Icy greatly ox-
hau-ted , but still clinging alloctionatoly
to the boundary-rider's \ . Then ho
startled his rough nursery gayiug :
"Jim Maitland , you a.Q nV HOII ! "
"Yes ; " replied Maitluj | , * frlltisled | to
humor his patient. (
"Jim Maitland , you , iloi.t ,
ft my
hon. on will nitirryu".luuirfltol. . , You
saved little " " ' ' n. " * _ - ? .
life in Melbourne. The paper * In Unit
box will tell you all. Give mo water ,
my son. Hour Uib pups ? Bo good to
Nelly ! God bleiwyou both ! " nud a fo\V
long gasps and "Strango Bob" was no
more.
For several minntcs the stock-driver
could hardly rcnlileo ho was alone witli
the dead father of Nelly Gwyno and that
"Strango Bob" WHS the father of his be
trothed. The howling of the dogs , how
ever , awoke him to its stern reality , and
writing a note telling of the death , ho
dispatched it by < 'ursc to Dooribang.
The work of digging a grave under the
shade of a large wattle-tree , and the
making of u cotllrf but of several boards
torn from the walls of the shanty occu
pied him the remainder of the day.
Before sunrise next morning the body
had been buried on the place where
"Strango Bob" liad spent the last years
of his life. Placing a wooden cross to
mark the grave , Maitland mounted his
horse and returned to Dooribang.
* * * * * * * * *
The papers found in the tin box dis
closed "Strango Bob's" eventful his
tory. His name was FitzherbertGlyno ,
who had been transixn-tcd from the
mother country for murder , for which
lie had been convicted on circumstan
tial evidence. Years after his arrival
in the penal colony of Sidney the Brit
ish authorities discovered the true mur
derer. A "pardon' ' and a largo sum of
money was granted the injured man.
Being free and untainted in the eyes of
the law , but unfortunately not in these
of gossips as well as prosperous , Glyno
removed to Melbourne where ho mar
ried a wealthy merchant's daughter.
His prosperity and happiness did not
continue , for it soon became noised
about that ho was a puraoned "lag. "
"Society" was greatly exercised at
what it called his "duplicity and bruz-
enfuccdness , " so to make amends im
mediately , "dropped" Fitzhorbcrt
Glyno and his wifo's family from its
"s'et. " Glyno , unable to stand the per
secution , returned to Now South Wales ,
where ho lived an outcast under the
nnmo of "Strange Bob" until his death.
His wife died several months after the
departure of her husband from Mel
bourne , leaving her baby daughter ,
Nelly Glyne.
Shortly after his arrival in Melbourne
from Scotland , Jim Maitland succeeded
in saving the life of "Strango Bob's"
daughter by rescuing her from a burn
ing building. From that time Mait
land and Nellie Glyno had continued to
correspond , until it hud ended as usual
in such cases in their becoming en
gaged. "Strango Bob" hadthrough
his lawyers , become aware of the great
debt ho owed the young boundary-
rider and now managed to pay it by be
queathing him ono-half of his immense
fortune some 1200,000.
Eight months after "Strango Bob's"
death there appeared in the Melbourne
papers , the following notice :
MAITLAND GLYNE On the 9th inst. , by
the Kcv. J. Lorrie , James Maitland to Nelly
Glyno.
Mr. Maitlnnd , with his happy little
bride , paid the mother country a visit.
For several weeks his agent in Scotland
cauBsd considerable activity among
painters , carpenters and furniture-
dealers in repairing and furnishing a
pretty "wee cottage just outside o'
Edinboro. "
On Now Year's eve of 1870 , and as the
Maitland family wore gathered in the
little Btone-lloored kitchen , a lady and
gentleman entered unannounced.
"Is this Mr. Mail-- "
Jimmy , Jimmy ! " the old mother
cried , running forward and throwing
herself on the prodigal's neck. "My
son ; thank God , yo arc wcel ! Aye , but
it's like you , always pluyin' your mad-
like trick/ ' and the old lady gave the1
wanderer another sounding kiss and a
loving hug.
His old father forgot about the ap
prentice money , and hopped about in
great style , and extended a thorough
Scotch Hogmany greeting to his son
and his young bride.
"Father , " said Jim Maitland , after
they had got through exchanging greet
ings and compliments , "we have come
all the way from Australia to pay
that- "
"Never mind to-night , Jimmy , we'll
talk over that to-morrow , " the o'ld gen
tleman replied , a little annoyed at the
subject being broached so abruptly.
"But the cake , my man ; and mother ,
let's hno something with it , " Mr. Mait
land said , glad to change the conver
sation.
In passing the cake to his father ,
Jimmy placed on the top nf it a package
of papers addressed to Mr. John Mait
land , with the remark : "Father , there's
a New Year gift from Nelly and ono to
mother from mo. "
On opening the envelop the old couple
discovered a deed to "tho cottage just
outside o'Edinboro , " and a cheek for
20,000. The two old folks stood in as
tonishment , looking first at the gifts ,
then at their children , and then at each
other , as if hardly able to believe what
they read. The first to break the sil
ence was the old mother who , with tears
streaming from her loving old eyes ,
said : "Wo awfu " and unable to find
words to express her love , fell weeping
on her son's neck. Then raising her
head looked up in the face of her "happy
boy" and exclaimed : "Aye , but it's
like yo Jimmy , alwaysplayin' your mad-
like tricks. "
Thus did Jim Maitland keep his prom
ise.
Two hundred thousand infants under
two years old are believed to bo farmed
out in Franco.
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SPECIAL NOTICE.
In order to give our Boys' Clothing Department a good advertise
ment we will place on sale to-morrow :
Two thousand pair Boys' Knee Pants , made of good heavy Cassi-
mere , sizes from 4 to 12 years , at the nominal price of 15c a pair.
The usual retail price for tlie pants is 50o a pair , and some dealers
charge even more for them. Our prices will only hold good so long as
this lot lasts , and in order to guard ourselves as much as possible that
these pants should not be bought up by dealers , we will only sell two
pair to one customer.
The remainder of our winter stock of BDVS' and Children's Suits and
Overcoats , have been marked without regard to cost or value , as we
must dispose of them to make room for spring goods.
In Mens' Furnishings , our Special Offering for this week will be :
300 dozen Mens' fine all wool , seamless Half Hose , in elegant col
ors , at the exceptionally low price of 15c a pair. The same goods as sold
elsewhere for 35c a pair.
We are determined to close out our entire winter stock , and never
before has such an opportunity been offered to economical buyers to
purchase the best qualities for so little money.
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All goods marked in plain figures and at strictly one price.
Nebraska Clothing Company
Corner Douglas and 14th , Streets , Omaha.
W. L. DOUGLAS. Manufacturer of the Celebrated
W. L. DOUGLAS $3.00 SHOE
Made Seamless , without TacKs or Nails , and as Easy as a Hand-Sewed Shoe ,
Why the $3 Shoe is the
Best in the World.
1st. It Is inndo seamless.
2d. No tncks or nails arc usetl In lasting.
3d. It will not to.ir the stocking or hu itUicfco
4tli. Nothing but the best material Is used.
6th. It Is better than most shoes costing K or JO
Cth. Kvery pair warranted , and so stamped.
7th. It Is as easy as a hand sewed shoo.
8th. Warranted to gh e the best .satisfaction.
Made in Congress , llutton and Lace , w 1th all
styles of too.
The W. L. DOUGLAS $4 SHOE The W , L , DOUGLAS $2 SHOE ,
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made scnmlcss. of the best nmtcrhtl , imd very stylish tliiill 11 hlKh prlei-d "luie'i nuver losui Us xlinpu , anil It
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