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8 TJTE OMATTA DAILY BEE : iSATTJRDAY , OCTOBER 2-1 , 1890. ELECTRICITY ON THE STAGE Effects Produced Never PosaSblo Before In the Setting of Plays. THE STAGE CARPENTER'S ' GREAT ALLY MnrvclotiN AlmoKplicrla nn > ct I'ro- iltiocil by .Machinery Novel De vice * to lie Uxnl In flrnna Uuera Thin Ycnr. | Tf this bo not the golden It Is certainly the mechanical ago of the drama. Never before In all the history of the thespian's art was so much attention paid as at pres ent to the purely scenlo qualities of the Ploys produced. "Realism" seems to bo the watchword of the cnd-of-tho-contury Btagc , and tho'stage carpenter has become a per- Eonago. Whether the tremendous demand for "me chanical effects" among managers Is or Is not a favorable sign the critics must dc- cldo or ol least discuss. The scope of this article merely embraces a description of norno recent developments In this direction. To begin with , there IB electricity. Nearly 80 per cent of recent "effects" are In some manner connected with matters electrical. As nn Illuminating medium electricity can bo handled with far greater case and safety than gas and more varied and dazzling re sults" can be obtained from Us use. When Robert Milliard , who Is now playing the part of a mummy brought to life , wishes to ex plain his revivification to an Intelligent audience ho calls In the aid of the stage electrician. Several young women apply a real current to the ancient corpse and awaken the c'ormant life In his veins. In "Nlobe" a comedy of a decade since wherein a somewhat similar revival was supposed to take place , the electrical current was left to the Imagination , Today Mr. Illlllanl believes that to convince his audi ence ho must make his battery wires sizzle and let the current bo seen playing about the cerements of the mummy. ELECTRIFIED MUMMY. When ho ashed the theatrical electricians to product this effect for him , however , nearly every one of the craft In New York declared It was Impossible. One only would attempt the dangerous Idea , and ho labored for months before he accomplished his plans To show glints of lightning playing around a wrapped up human body Is no easy task , when the safety of the enclosed Is to bo considered. The final production of Mr. III1- Hard's project was distinctly Ingenious. The mummy's coffin Is double being of Iron on the ItiRldc , but presenting n wooden surface to Uru audience. Doth cncaslngs stand on end ; the Iron one resting on plvotu nbovo and below and being allowed a lit tle playing room on each side so that It can bo moved hither and thither for half an Inch or thereabouts. Tho.uso of this device Is to alternately make and break the current- producing flashes of light between the outei and Inner cases. | The Iron case Is connected to ono side of a current circuit ; a atrip of Iron In the Inner rim of the wooden coco la connected to the other side of the circuit. Little strips of metal are also connected to the long Iron strip nnd are vibrated against the Iron Inner cr.se A stage hand stationed at n crank be hind the mummy case Is enabled to "shako" It backward and forward , producing makes and breaks of the current between the two cases , resulting In arcs or flashes of elec tric flame all around the boxes. The effect Is vivid and to the audlenco Is a sufficient cause for the mummy coming to life. A WONDERFUL. TIN SAIL BOAT. The Invention of the stage mechanic , however , Is not limited to electrical effects by any means. In ono of the scenes of "The Caliph" a two-masted schooner Is repre sented coming Into a harbor. It Is In min iature as though It were In tlm distance. It tacks from side to side across the stage , apparently turning endwise to the audience. As n matter oT fact , It Is made of several Hat pieces of tin which slide ono past the other , giving the effect nt Us having turned completely around. As Intimated , the boat Is arranged in sections. The bow comprises ono section ; the masts and stern comprise the others. There are four runways , ono for each of these sections. They are situated back of ono another , but to the audience the various parts of the boat appear to stand In the same plane. As the hull Is painted black It thus helps along the Illu sion. The bow has a hinged piece to which the bowsprit Is attached. This Is the only piece that rrnlly turns arouud. As the boat sails across the stage the sections , being at tached to ono another by pieces of cord , follow In regular order. As the boat nears the end of the atago amIs apparently about to tack , a stage hand who operates the contrivance slowly pulls a cord which causes the various sections of the be/at to gradually jiasa behind onu another. This , of course , BhartciiB the boat , and to the audience It appears to be gradually turning around. 'When all the sections occupy a position di rectly back of one another the boat appears to stand bow-on to the audience , the bow piece having the shape of a boat In that position and effectively covering up all the other sections. The bowsprit gradually points in the opposite direction to that which it .first maintained , and the other sections , opening out again Into their orig inal positions , complete the Illusion of the boat having turned around. Doth cuds ot each section arc shaped alike , therefore the etrrn looks natural In cither position. The calls being attached to their sections , ot course follow around in natural order. The Echooner finally comes to anchor , apparently In the distance. This Illusion has been tried before with miniature row boats , but never with vessels to which sails are at tached. tached.FATA FATA MORGANA ILLUSIONS. In "Under the Polar Star" ( a purely scenic play , the action of which takes place In Arctic regions ) the most noteworthy Inno vation is tlm spectacle of the Aurora Boreal Is. This effect belongs to what Is called In stage parlance "tho Fata Morgana series" of Illusions , 1. c. , illusions produced with the aid of a magic lantern. On the stage the magic lantern Itself Is described as a "Fata Morgana , " and most atmospheric pictures are produced through Us agency. In the Aurora scene the raya of light nro projected against a back drop scene. The breaking of the Ice In this play Is an excel lent place of work , from the view points of seeing and hearing alike. Cobblestones rattled about In i > asks containing broken crockery and shot dmUcn In tin boxes con tribute the noise of the rending ot Ice ( loci which are of harmless wood and canvas. The burning of n ship by fire In this ultra- melodrama was actually condemned by the Now York flro department , until It was ex plained that the supposed dangerous sparks which > flllcd the stage were merely pieces of cllt foil blown about by bellows and re flecting the lycopodlum flames below. MARVELOUS ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS. A great many of the effects in grand opera this year will be produced by means of the lantern process. The instrument used looks like a photographic camera. An Intense light Is received from a bunch of Incandes cent lamps or from an arc focusing lamp Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair. 12 R ; CREAM BAWNfi POWWR MOST PERFECT MAtE. ) A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free torn Ammonia , Alum or any other adulterant. 40 Years the Standard , and Is concentrated and projected through a plano-convex lens. Unlike the ordinary magic lantern the regulation painted slides are not used. Their place Is taken by re volving glass discs. The dlics arc centered above or beside the lens , so that when re volving the center of the radius will be ex posed to the light. Various atmospheric effects arc produced by means of the differ ent platcfl. A rain plate , for Instance , Is glass disc marked with concentric streaks of paint , The circles are broken , as It wcro , so as to account for the beginning and cessation of A rain drop. When thlt plato Is rcvDlvcd In the apparatus the effect produced Is a capital representation ot a driving rain. The rapidity with which the Plato Is revolved decides the force of the storm. A snow plate Is made In the same manner , except that daubs of whlto paint toke the place bf the black streaks. Effects of fleeting clouds con also bo made with a plate , although the latter must bo centered above the lens so as to glvo the Illu sion a horizontal trend. The flcry clouds utcd In some of Wagner's operas are pro duced In this way. "Rlenzl , " for Instance , Is made much moro effective by the use of plates. "The Kldo of the Valkyries" Illus trates' another use of the apparatus. When the first rider departs through the heavens , on the way to Wnlhnlln , the effect Is pro duced by means of a plate painted with the regulation horse and rider. The plate Is placed In the frame and the whole ap paratus Is turned on a pivot. The enlarged effect Is very realistic. When the rider passes another plato with two horses Is placed In the frame. Then ono with thrco riders , and so on till the full com plement of riders Is shown. Many other effects con bo produced with the apparatus , such , for Instance , as a waterfall , forms of lightning , a rlpplo or a sand storm , for the latter of which "Tho Queen of Shcba" was a good Illustration. When Siegfried welds his magic sword every blow of the hammer produces sparks , much to the wonder of n certain part of the audience. The effect Is produced electrically. Every tlmo the hammer Is brought down 'upon the sword It jams a small wlrn screen against the anvil , the screen and the anvil each form ono end ot a circuit and the result Is a numb'cr of arcs. When the head of AVotan's spear Is knocked off by the sword of Siegfried the departure of Us maulc power Is symbol lied by a flash of lycopodlum powder , which is caused by n spark from nn electric battery concealed within the .spear. STAGE UAINDOW. The Llltputlans will have a rainbow effect In ono of their plays this winter. A rain bow machine Is a projecting apparatus , a modification ot the magic lantern. No lens Is used , Its place being taken by a semi circular opening in the front of the box. Strips of wire arc fixed In this semi-circular opening so as to break the rays of light. The brilliant colors of tbo rainbow arc pro duced by projecting a strong light through two candelabra prisms. The semi-circular opening decides the shape of the light as It appears on a back-drop scene. When the prisms are turned In opposite directions inside the box the most vivid colors are produced. OTHER ELECTRICAL EFFECTS. The "Ulack Crook" will start out on the road this year with a number ot electric effects. Ono of the most striking Is that In which Zamlcl causes flro to issue from his finger tips. The result IB obtained by having two ends of an electric circuit"ter minate In thimbles , ono of which Is carried on the thumb and the other on the middle finger. When these thimbles are brought together the result Is an arc or flash ot electric light. The same result Is obtained when the IHack Crook signs the fatal com pact. Ono leaf of the book Is composed of n sheet ot copper. The pencil used Is made of carbon. When the two arc brought together the result Is flashes of light all over the stage. In Lewis Morrison's "Faust" the duelists who have a sword combat stand upon metal plates set In the stage floor. The circuit Is continued through metal heel plates and long wires concealed under the duelists' clothes to the sword handles , which are of metal. Naturally when the swords clash flashes ot flro are produced. la fact , this will bo a season or much mechanical effect on the stage. The science of stogo mechanism Is by no means fixed. Even the stage electrician Is very little related to Ills more distinguished brother tbo gen eral practitioner. The conditions ot his calling are always changing , nnd ho maybe bo called upon today to do something which yesterday scerr.bd impossible. Yet , after all , his fame is limited , for the use of his devices and the memory ol them are BO ephemeral that , concealed from the public as they arc , they afford him but little scope for general approval. So much Is this the case that hardly a first-class electrician or stage mechanic Is famous outside ot his own confraternity. THEODORE WATERS. Prevent slckncos and save doctors' bills at this teason by keeping jour blood rich and pure with Hood's Sarsaparllla. Stove repairs of any description , 1207 Douglas. Omaha Stove Repair Works , Johnson Bros. , naru coal. S3. THINKS 1113 HAS TUB AVOHST OP IT. Two StorleN of u Mltlo DlnUirluinco on bou tli Twentieth Street. Joe Calabria , an Italian living at 120S South Twentieth street , has been arrested on complaint ot Mary Josephine Simpson , who allege * that Joe beat her about the head and shoulders with his fists and that ho Intended "to inflict , great bodily In jury. " Joe says Mrs. Simpson and his wlfo llvo In the same house together , and that there has been a continual jar be tween Josephine and his better halt ot late. The other day ho went home early and found his wtfo lying on tbo floor , with the Simpson woman on top , and they wcro both fighting llko Kilkenny cats. Joe con jectured that his wife was getting the worst of the deal , so he took a hand in the fra cas and succeeded In parting them after parting with several pieces of his own cuticle. Ho says the Simpson woman should not complain , as ho has reason to bollevo that ho is the Injured party. PdlSO.XAIj PAUAGU.YrilS. J. C. Metzlcr ot Lincoln Is a Barker guest. Judge Dundy Is confined to his homo by Ulncss. J. J. Squicr of Chicago Is stopping at tfce Barker. W. C. Brooks of Beatrice was in the city yesterday. J. W. Dullard of Milwaukee , Wls. , Is regis tered at the Barker. M. J. Hughes of West Point was nn Omaha visitor yesterday. W. V. Hcddcr. with Spauldlng & Merrlck , Is stopping at the Barker , C. S. Crane left last evening tor St. Louis , to bo absent a week. Hon. R. O , Richards ot Geneva was among the arrivals yesterday. Henry Torpln of Glen Rock , _ Wyo. , was ono of the yesterday arrivals. Charles II. Pojcan and LeRoy Rogers are Chicago arrivals stopping at the Barker. E. I > . Abrahams has gene to Denver , where ho will visit friends ft < r a fortnight. 1C. 0. Moorchouso left for Chicago and the cnst last night , to bo gene a few days. J. E. Market has gene to Chicago , and will also visit Cleveland , 0. , before return ing homo. Secretary Glllan of the Board ot Edu cation loft last evening tor a week's visit lu Illinois. D. Blgncll of Lincoln , division superin tendent ot the I ) . & M. , Was an Omaha vis itor yesterday. John L. Webster loft last night for Crcto , Nob.where ho will deliver an address on sound money. R. R. Rttchio of the Northwestern left yesterday for Chicago , whcro he will re main for some time. MM. 0. M. Lombertaon of Lincoln , who baa been visiting In this city tor several days , returned homo last night. Georco Wyinan Tryon ot Now Rochellc. N. Y. . a member ot the Now York Times' staff of correspondents , U vliltlug friends In the city , Nebraskans jit the hotels : DonaM Kemp , Norfolk ; Dr. G. M. Smith. D. C. Woodrlng , n. D. Sadler and S. J. Dcnlson. Lincoln ; W. V. Hoasland , North Pluttoj Ed A. Uaugh and wife , Oakland : Dr. H. P. Knight , Long Pine ; Hud Latta. Tekamah ; E. II. Barnard. Fromout ; Matt Daughcrty , OgollaU ; J. W. 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Ladles' Union suits , natural merino ribbed , all flat seams , silk finish , $1.00 , $1.25 , $1.GO , $1.75 and all wool black at $2.00 per suit. Special bargains. Extraordinary values In ladles' and chil dren's hosiery nnd underwear. 25c ladles' silk fleeced black cotton hose , double sole , heel and toe , Saturday 25c per pair. 25c , ladles' black cashmere hose , ono of our special bargains , Saturday , 26c per pair. 35c , 3 for $1.00. Ladles' fine silk ( fleeced hose , mace solo , extra high spliced heel and toe , an excellent hose for present wear , Saturday 3Sc , 3 for $1.00. 12V4C for children's heavy ribbed cotton fast black school hose , Saturday , 12o per pair. 25c. Children's extra heavy fine ribbed wool hose , fast black double knee heel and too , special for school wear. Saturday , 25c per pair. KELLEY , STIGER & CO. , i ' Cor. Farnam and 15th Sts. The Orcrlniul Limited Via UNION PACIFIC. Runs every day In the week. Fastest train In the west. Buffet smoking and library cars. City ticket olllcc , CHICAGO AM > NOIITHWESTEUJI. UnlHvnr Operates two through superbly equipped trains EVERY day In the year. TUB OVERLAND LIMITED AND OMAHA-CHICAGO SPECIAL. DEPART. ARRIVE. OMAHA , 4:45 : p. m. CHICAGO , 7:45 : a. m. OMAHA , C:30 : p. m. CHICAGO , 9:30 : a. m. CITY TICKET OFFICE , 1401 R. R. RITCHID , FARNAM ST. GEN. AGENT. BU Thirl ? ! . ai. Train. ot the CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RY. Best service , ELECTRIC LIGHTS. Dining car. City office. 1501 Faranm. nunnn si AIM : COMMUNITY. Thriven Without School * , Lnir , Thc- olouTt Mcillclnc or Tnxcn. Residents of Maine who look to the New York and Boston paperg tor accounts of queer people and strange forms of government In different parts ot the world , says the Ne-v York Sun , could learn facts worth studying by going to No.-cross. The settlement of Eskimos , on the coast of Greenland have their old men , the tribes ot Africa have their chiefs , and even penal colonies recognize the authority of firearms and the lash. At Norcross the law-abiding people feel but ono power the hurrying , un sympathetic cars , which bring everything that comes to their homes and take away everything that goes out. The distance from Mllnocknt bridge , which crosses the west branch cast of Norcross , lo Perkln's SUIng , which Is three rallcs wwt , Is five miles as the railroad runs or the crow flics. At and between these two points arc five settlements of now log and board 'structures , comprising about forty buildings In all. Ot these ono Is a. railroad station , ono Is a Email store , two are small hotels , one Is a sawmill , six are good sized sporting camps , eight arc frame houses with shingles and clapboards on them , and the rest arc primitive log cabins with splits for roofing , cpottcd poles for floors , and boughs for bed ding. One-halt of the male Inhabitants arc cither guides or lumbermen , partly both one-quarter are mill hands , who caw spool bars and dowels at Perkln's Siding , and the remainder are section hands and other cm ploycs , who work for the Bangor & Aroos- took railroad. Though no census was ever taken of the place there are about 200 people who llvo there the jcar round. Among them are some twenty-live women and nearly forty children. This Is when the population Is at low ebb. In July , when the West Branch drive cornea down , the population swells to 400 or GOO , and after open season for big game begins It often reaches 1,000 souls , be sides Indians. Having grown without governmental re straint from ono log camp to Us present proportions Inside of three years , Norcross has made itself the most anomalous com munity on earth. It Is not a town. It Is not even a plantation. On the old survey maps It la named Indian township , No. 3 , so called by the surveyors to distinguish It from Indian township Nos. 1 and 2. The name of Norcross signifies nothing. It was EO called In order to locate a station for a railroad and a postofflco for the hunters. Though property that cost $500,000 Is there and visible the assessed and tax collector never visit the placo. The children are born and grow up without seeing the Inside of u school house. There are not two rods of bicycle and not twenty rods of cart road In the whole township. As tbo nearest clergy man , lawyer and doctor are from thirty to fifty miles away the people get along very well without them. When a couple want to get married they take their bridal tour In hunting up a minister and coming homo again. If a person is sick ho is sent out tea a doctor , because no physician can bo coaxed to como and sco him , and , in case bo dies , the body must bo transported moro than thirty miles before It can rest In a Christian burying ground. There Is no drug store , no dance hall and no bar room or other place where liquor Is sold In the township. If two or more men have a dispute which leads tea a free fight the non-combatants stand byte to bco fair play , without attempting to Inter fere. In case the defeated party feels him self wronged and wants to take the matter Into court ho cannot afford to do so , bccauso ho would have to travel nearly all day by rail bcforo ho could find a Magistrate. Even tbo game wardens who arrest men for killing deer spend more money In taking their prlsoncra to court than the fines amount to when a conviction Is secured. Once In Its history , when a murder was com mitted near there , a sheriff from Dover epcnt a week In reaching there and getting back home. Tbo chances are It would take something bigger than a murder to bring him there again. The person who reads this description ot Norcrocs and thinks the Inhabitants are de graded or Immoral will make a great mis take. A mall four times a day brings let ters and papers from everywhere. An en terprising and considerate railroad carries away all the people have to sell , and brings In all they buy. Dlvlno Providence docs the rest. The men are Industrious and moral. The -women are model wives and excellent cooks. The echlldron are bright and .welt dressed. If Norcross were formed Into a plantation or Incorporated as a town , the residents would bavo to pay municipal , county and state taxes , Now they pay no taxes , they do not vote , and every man Is as good as his neighbor. The place U falitr than , Utopia , and sweeter than the dream ot a nihilist. It has no counterpart on earth. _ Tetter , eczema and Gil similar skin troubles are cured by the use of DoWltt's Witch Hazel Salve. U soothe * at onto , and restores the tissues to their natural con- n , and never f IU to euro piu ( onciiAitn A tvn.iim.M's TAIII.HH * . 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No such prices on tables wcro ever quoted , lou won't realize It until you ecu the goods. You needn't be a Judge to buy tables Saturday. ORCHARD & WILHELM CARPET CO. . 1414-1416-1418 Douglas Street. AMUSEMENTS. "The Gay Parisians , " -which Is pleasing Crclghton patrons , will close Us engage ment at that theater with two performances today. The play , which Is constructed for laughing purposes only , fulfills that desid eratum admirably , and the Indications are the patronage today will bo In every way commensurate with the merits of the pro duction. "Charley's Aunt , " the well known rollickIng - Ing comedy success , presented by what Is said to .bo a strong company , will be the attraction at Boyd's for three nights , com mencing Sunday matinee , October 25. The scenery of "An American Beauty , " the new comic opera , which will bo seen next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Crelghton , with Miss Lillian Russell , Is said to bo very flno and particularly striking. The costumes , outside the gorgeous gowns Miss Russell wears , are said to bo moat elaborate. There are any number of .pretty girls In the chorus , all from the New York Casino , which Is celebrated for the beauty of Its chorus women. Miss Russell's dresses , she says , are the most magnificent she ever wore. They were all designed by herself , but Felix and Worth of Paris ore responsible for their making. This engagement Is an nounced for Tuesday and Wednesday , Octo ber 27 and 2S. Scats will bo placed on sale at the Crclghton box office this mornIng - Ing at 9 o'clock. A. M. Palmcrfs company , presenting "Trilby , " will bo the drawing card at the Crclghton for two nights , commencing with a tnatlnco tomorrow. The company , which has just returned from an extended trip abroad , Is In many respects the same as on previous visits to this city. The first production In this city of Sar- dou's "Madame Sans Gene" at the Crclgh ton theater on Thursday evening for three nights , and Saturday matlnco promises to bo an event of unusual Interest. The play presents a picture ot tbo times and a scries of portraits of the emperor and bis en tourage moro vivid , and life-like , because moro human nnd personal * than any dra matist has ever uelOitr achieved. Tbo stag ing and inouatlnc-aro ilcacrJbOil as being magnificent. 'Tho .furniture hangings and decorations of the Napoleonic period arc said to bo accurately reproduced. The In terpretation requires a company ot aboui forty-five people , nnd great care has been taken In selecting the cast. The play Is In thrco acts and a prologue. Thr action ot the prologue takes place in Madame Sans Gene's laundry shop In the Rue do St. Anne , Paris , August 12 , 1792. The action of the remaining thrco acts Is set nineteen years later. In 1811 , at the Chateau de Com- pclgne , In the apartments of Marshal Lc- fcbvro and the library of the Emperor Na poleon. Thcso two scenes have been copied from paintings of the rooms ot the famous Chateau. In addlton to Napoleon a num ber of historical characters appear In the play , notably two of Napoleon's sisters , Caroline , queen ot Sicily , and the Princess Eliza ; also Foucho , Savnry , duke of Rovlgo , Marshal Lcfcbvre and his wife , Duchess Dantzlg ( Madame Sans Gene. ) Kathryn Klddcr appears In her original creation ot Madame Sans Gene , * while Augustus Cook will bo the Napoleon. Our Wednesday and Saturday issue each week until election , will give the report by states of the famous woman's vote for presi dent , i SHE'S OI.U , HUT LIVKI.Y. .V California Mnltlcii of Eighty DC- voIopM Into 11 Scori'her. Miss Christina E. Yates claims the dis tinction of being the oldest'wlfeclwoman in the state , says the San Francisco Examiner. She Is proud of the record she has made awheel , and stands ready to meet any woman of her 'age on the coast , cither in a contest of skil'ful riding or JB a matter of endurance. Miss Yatcs Is SO years old. She says that ago docs not count when it comes to riding a bicycle. She can wheel her way over the roughest roads , and seldom gets weary. Miss Yates resides at 900 Grove street , Oakland , where she can be seen almost any day going out lor her exercise. She gave an exhibition of riding yesterday morning In Jefferson park , Oakland , In the presence of a number of people. The way she sailed around the paths and cut the figure eight with the wheel was a revelation to a few young damsels who had been Inclined to make eomo fun of the aged cycler. But Miss Yntes docs not fear the smiles of the younger members of her sex. On the con trary , she onjoyb attracting some attention , and is pleased to be recognized as the cham pion old lady rider of the Pacific coast. Miss Yates had for an escort yesterday E. G. Wilbur , tbo man who can stand on bis head while riding a wheel. Sometimes , by way of a change , Mr. Wilbur takes a trip Into the country , riding on a single railroad rail In order to astonish tlio natives. It was under tbo caratot Mr. Wilbur that Miss Yates first learned to rldo a wheel. She has made such a success that her teacher will now show her how < to bccomo a trick rder. The old lady has never been timed on any of her trips , and consequently has not es tablished a tlmo record , but she will do so before long. Miss Yatcs does -not llko bloomers. She does not believe they are just the proper thing , and so refuses to wear them. Ex perience ban taught her , she saya , that a light dress skirt does very well. "I bcllevo I am the oldest woman bicycle rider on the coast ; " sold Miss Yates , after giving an exhibition-of her riding and pos ing for her picture. "I am proud of It and I Intend to hold the record. I do not bcllevo tboro Is a woman ot my ago tin the state who car. outdo me In ordinary or trick riding. H was queer the way I learned to ride. I saw a lot of thcso old gray-headed men around town sailing along on wheels and I came to the conclusion that there must be srmcthlng good In U. I iiald to myself , If an old man can rldo a wheel surely an old woman can equal him. So I got a wheel and commenced to rldo , and now hero I am , a maiden lady of 80 years , and the champion rider of my sex as to age. In a short tlmo I am going back to my old homo In Columbus , O. , and I'm Just going to astonish the natives. Won't the old boys open their eyca when they BCO Christina coming Into town on a wheel and cutting a figure eight on the way. " "Wonderful old woman , " said Mr. Wilbur , after ho had scorched around the track with her. I'll back her against any body of her ago In the itato either as a dis tance or a trick rider. I don't bcllevo there U any old man of EO who can beat her. " Speed nd safety are the watchwords ot tbo ago. Ono Minute Cough Cure acts speedily , safely and Dover falls , Aitbmi , ' ) rccchltl , couEhi and colds are cured by It , ncc , October 23 , P , M. Take no risk Once more we repeat the place to buy yuor overcoat is here. Not because of the greater quantity we carry not because of the greater variety we show you ; nol even because of the lower prices we. quote , but because of the safety of buying here. It is absolutely impossi ble for you to pay too much or to get a poor coat , no matter what you pay. You don't need to be "posted1 you don't need to be "a judge , " you don't need to know anything ot all about overcoats except to know what style you want and what price you want to pay. We take your money on deposit you take our over coat on approval and we stand ready to trade back .whenever you think you might have done better some where else. Today we offer you two great examples of overcoat value in a blue or black dress coat of pat ent beaver at $4.50 and a high grade melton at $12,00. If you can get equal quality elsewhere for $6.50 and $15.00 you get your money back as quick as we find it out. How can you take any chances when you buy like that ? You can't. Poslalize its for our Catalogue today. REDUCTION SALE -OF FURN1TU BARGAIN PRICES. The past week has been so very success FROM LAST WEhK'S ful and has met with such generous patronage Advertisement. age , that wo now offer a largo number of styles of furniture not bcforo Included , to gether with others ( not sold ) mentioned In our advertisement ot last week , and list below as many as space will permit. Every nrllclc of furniture wlilcli vre put lit tlilH mile In cither our own inttko or from mi me of the Htiiiiilnril , Iient'known ittnmifnctnrlcH. Every Piece of Furniture Is Priced lo Sell And you can depend upon Us being a bargain. i ' . Price. Combination Hull. . . . $11D.OO Oak lli-il . -10.00 Kliic Mahopraiiy I'.oil , larKc parlor mir ror . 225. OO Curley Illreh licit. . . . (1O.OO Curley Illrch licit. . . . n. . OO Curlcy Illreh licit. . . . OO.OO COUCIIKS. I , eu ( her , all hair. . . . 75. OO Oak Kraim * , llncly carveil , all leather. 85. OO All leather . 55 OO Coriluroy . 2H.OO Velour . : tO.OO Veloitr . 15. OO KXT13XSIO.V TAUI.KS. Fine Malionnny. . . . 150.00 Chliineiiilalc MaluiK- aiiy . 75.OO MahoKaiiy . R5.OO Quartered1 Oak . 55. OO Quartered Oak . 28. OO Mahuicany Parlor Suit . 7r.00 Oolil Divan . ! ( ) . DO .tlaliouaiiy Piano Scut 25. OO liilalil Divan . -10.00 Leather TurklHh Itoeker . IIS.OO Ia rue Rllt Mirror. . . . 12. OO KlemlHh Onk Hall Chair . 22.00 Parlor Suit . -Kl.OO Illreh Dlvau . 15. OO Aim ONLY A FKW OK Til 13 11AIIOAIXS TIIKIIU AUC OVUIl A THOUSAND MOIUC INCLUin.VG ALL KI.VDS OP FUHMTUUU. 12th and Douglas Streets. MHIOAKI.Vr. TUB I1AXICS. A Drunuitcr'H Hot Met that Irrleateil the CroTvil. A party of men were talking politics at the Gllcher the other night , relates the Danville , ( Ky. ) Advocate. There wcro Bryan men and McKlnley men and Palmer men In th crowd , and the discussion grew fast and furious. "All I bavo to say , gentlemen , " finally exclaimed a drummer. "Is that four months after Bryan was elected every bank In the United States would be closed. " This assertion had the effect of bringing a half dozen Bryan men to their feet , and many angry glances wcro 'cast at the man with the button-hole boquct and waxed mustache. "You needn't look at mo In that style. " resumed the drummer. "I mean Just what 1 say every bank In the United States will bo closed four months after he's Inaugu rated , and I'll bet money on It. " "Hats ! " "Como off ! " "You make me tired ? " and elmllar exclamations came from all over the reading room. The drummer appeared to get mad. Draw ing a J5 bill from his pocket ho held It up and said : "I'll bet that what II Bay Is true , and will put up the money right hero with old man Hughes. " A half dozen men Jumped up to take hU bet and the stakes were deposited. Then the drummer remarked ! ' 'You see. Just four months after Bryan Is Inaugurated will bo the 4th of July 1th of March , 4th of July and the banks will all bo closed that day , bccauso It will bo t legal holiday. " There Is no bar connected with the Gllcher but a boy was "sent around the corner , " and the bets wcro declared off. Up to Time. There Is a young journalist In New York , relates Harper's Bazar , who prides 'himself on hlH cplgraroo and repartee. It Is usually tbo occasion that prompts the remark rathoi than the person to whom ho addresses It. If It U a good ono , ho remembers It and UBCb It lu his business. Sometimes ho gott > as good as he semis , and from the least ex pected quarters. The other day he rushed Into a dairy lunch , room not far trora I'ark Row , to cct a be lated blto. "Can I have two poached et'EH oil toaet In a hurry ? " ho asked of the waltrcm , who was pretty enough to bo stupid , He looked up at the clock an ho spoke , and saw that [ hero wcro no hundu on It. Bo ho added , locotely , "I see U Is Inter than I thought. " "In a hurry ? " cald the waltreig , whoie eyes tolloaed bU BlOJJcp , " .Why , y9u can " Don't So to Schaefer" There's a whole lot of "Docs" who make the nbovo remark every day because "Schaofcr" won't puy their ofllco rent or a commission on their prescriptions. Hut these "pluggern" can paste this In their lints , that we've eot moro principle than thixt whole lot or duffers put together stick n pin right here , that wo are netting their prescriptions every day but not with their consent It's bccauso wo save them from 40 to CO per cent on their prcscrlptlona. Egyptian Lotus Crcum 100 Chamberlain's Cough Cure 15o Hood's Kar.snparlllu do Hyrup of Figs S'2c Cnstorla J2O Klnjt'fl Now DlHcovery , 400 Klectrlc Ulttcr 400 Piilne'a Celery Compound ( MG Vine Kolafra , 750 Duffy Malt Whisky SOo Wnrnor'H Sufo Cure sflc Itlrncy's Catarrh Cure SOo Onrllcld Ten I5c IMorce'a Gplilen Medical Discovery Ke Kendall's Spavin Cure 75c S. B. 8 75e ED CUT PRICE 81 DRUGSTORE. 16th and Chicago. Don't ' blow a fetid blast from un unclean mouth Jn your friends faces and nxpcct thorn to love you. See ? BAILEY , Denfist , PAXTON BLOCK. have those eggs In no tlmo by the Hock. " "What's Iho matter with that clock , any how ? " Inquired tbo journalist. "Has U struck ? " "Oh , yea , U has struck lots of times , " answered the waitress ; "but this tlmo It's a lock out. " "A lock out ? I don't quite understand , " queried the newspaper man , puzzled for once "Say , but you'ro Blow , " said hli Hebe ; "don't you * co they've laid ott tbo bands J" Hayden Bros Print some special bargains in Furnishings Hats Fine Cloaks Notions Groceries Provisions. We sell the Bullcrick Pattern The Greatest Bargains of the Season in Men's Underwear. Men's wool fleeced Shirts nnd Drawers , worth 7Cc each , at 30c. Men's electric blue Australian wool Shirts and Drawers , worth $1-25 each , at C3c. Men's Camel's Hair Shirts and Drawers , worth $1.00 each , on sale at C2Uc. Men's natural wool mixed Shirts anil Drawers , worth 69c each , on sale nt 35c. \ Men's all wool Non-Shrinking Shirts and Drawers , worth $1.25. on sale nt 75c. Men's While Laundered Shirts , broken sizes , worth $1.00 , $1.25 , $1.50 , ( n sale at CO cents. i Gents' blue California Flnnuo\ \ Shirts , worth $1.50 , on sale at 7Ec. ft Men's 2Bo wool Sox at 12'ic. Men's Hats. Wo are selling men's Hats for 7Cc Stiff Hats , Soft , Tourist or In fact any style that costs you clsowhcro $1.25. The Hats wo sell at 05c , $1.25 , Jl.GO nro things that save you CO per cent. You must sec our $1.75 Hat to realize the beauty that can be in a medium price Hat. Children's and misses' Tam O'Shauter * and Caps at special prices : . The COc quality 23d The C5c quality 350 The 75c quality COo Also full stock at 7fic , $1.00 and up. This sale Is for all day Saturday. Hat department on second floor. , Fine Fashionable Cloaks and Furs. A most captivating display for Saturdar In high class garments at the lowest pos > slbto prices. A good Wool Reaver Jacket , made up lit late and approved style , new sleeve , new collar , at $3.9S. Boucle Jackets a remarkable- garment extra heavy , nt $0.00. niack and blue KcrEcy Jacket , box front , an elegant garment , at $7.50. Black Imported Frieze Jackets at $8.CO. An all wool heavy Dcavor Cope , linoA with slllc , 27 Inches long , nt $3.00. An Imported Kersey Cope , bcautirul style , at J5.DS. New Pluah Capes , thlbct trimmed , at $4.93. An extra long Imported Plush Cape , bead , trimming , at $7.CO. Electric Seal Capes , 33 inches long , thlbet trimmed , full sweep , at $19.50 ; worth $35.00. 200 Children's Jackets , fancy mixtures , atest styles , at $3.98. Fur Collarettes In electric seal , Alaska sable and other worthy furs , at $5.00 , $7.50 and $10.00. " 200 ladles' Wrappers , In all wool honrl- ottas , black , cardinal , blue and evening shades , at $1.05 ; worth $7.50. Ladles' Calico Wrappers , In dark color * , at G9c. . ' Millinery. The style Is In our hcadwcar , not In ths price. Every rluht style in trimmings , In Walking Hats. Sailors , Turbans and Trlni ; mod Hats at lowest prices. : I Saturday's Sale on Starnped Linens. Stamped Linen Dolles , only Ic each. ' Stamped Linen Centerpieces , Cc each. I Stamped Linen Centerpieces , lOo each. Crochet Silks , 4&C spool. $1.25 Head Rests , only 50o. ! 50c Picture Scarfs , 25c. , Veiling sale , Handkerchief sale , Notloi sale. Fancy Goods sale , all on Saturday. < ( Stationery. 25 Envelopes for Ic. - " One-quarter ream fine Note Paper , ICe. Box Paper end Envelopes , 3c. Grocery Bargains. 5 pounds Granulated Sugar for $1.03 Self-Ralslng Pancake Flour , very best .4Vea Now California Prunes , per pound. . . . CV4a Now California Peaches , per pound Co Quart cuns Table Peaches , peeled lOo Quart cans Apricots only lOo Quart cany any kind California Plums. lOo 0 bars Laundry Soap for 2Sa Mil Plukles , Imported , quart Go Now Saucr Kraut , per quart 7J/4a Vhcatel , the now breakfast food. . . . . . . Go Mustard Sardlneo , per can , only 4'/4o packages PearlltaJ77C , etc. , for. . . . lOo Sapollo , per bar M Castllo Soap 2J < J Saturday at the ROME OF BARGAINS. BUTTHIl AND EGOS. on n try Butter . 7c , DC , lie and 12'/ia est Country Butter . He and lOo rcamory , fancy Hcjiarator . ISc and 20 o 'Inest Country Eggs . 15o OHEIOSU DEPARTMENT. rcry fancy full Cream Cheese . lOo 'oung America Kill I Cream. . lOa Irlck Chocso . 10a .Imbcrgcr Cbccso . lOo i\VS3 ) CIlCCBO . . 10 0 MEATS AND LAUD. < ug > r Cured California llama . CHd 'iincy" Sugar Cured Bacon . So Vldo Bacon . , ' . . . 7o onelczs Ham . . , . . . . . . ' . . . . . . . . . . , . . . , . ( o leklo I'ork . . . . , : . . . Co alt I'ork . . . . . . . . Co ottago Ham , no boiio. . . . , . 70 Vc have Ilonclcia Cooked Ham for. . . . 8 0 Don't forget wo are headquarters on Lard , A full and complete liiiu of Prulti , Fish nd Crackers on hand always Bear In ilnd when you want a pound of nlco frcsli Cracker * , oil at Hnydca Bros. ' Trausmlfi4 , Uslppi lloadquarlera. ' ; v/ ?