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THE OMAHA DAILY TJE.E: SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1003.
SOC VEILINGS AT 15 CENTS
25c and 15c Handkerchiefs at lOc and 5c
Ladies' and men's plain hemstitched and hand embroidered
initial handkerchiefs, genuine Irish 5
linen, worth 15c and 25c, J.V-CJWl3w
All liberty silk and Bilk chiffon veilings with
ilk embroidered polka dots, also silk Tuxedo
.net veiling, black and colored, regular
50; quality at
il ll I l l l . J zzir
Splendid Millinery Values
91.75 TRIMMED STREET HATS AT 29c KSSMMgBV
On Saturday morninff promptly at eleht. we will sell tbe finest lot of
Street Hats at the price ever ehown in Omaha. These bats arq the over-pro-doctions
and samples of several of America's, largest manufacturers and
were bought by us at about
15c on the dollar the same
styles of hats are now being
sold by milliners' at $1. 75 ,
$10 and $12 Dress Hats at. ..... $ r-
$10 and $l2.Tailore. Hats at.... O.iU
Grand mark-down sale of a large number of
' very, fine Dress Hats which have been $10
and $12. Among these hats are also a very
' choice selection of high grade
Tailored Hats, the real smart
kind. Your choice Saturday
Beautiful Trimmed Hats
We are showing an entirely new line ot Trimmed
Hats for ladles and misses burnt shades) white and
black, alao light blue hats, In splendid profusion.
These lines of hats regulHriy J ftf 1 tft 1 E
priced should be 5. and 18 4i7 D'Jt 3U'.4 )
Children's Trimmed Hats at $1.49
Several hundred pretty hats for children made of"
Cuba braid and trimmed with white silk, A
laces and flowers a real 2.60 leTT-Vr
$1 Leghorn and Cuba Hats 39c and 49c
Several thousand fine quality Leghorn, and
'Cuba Hats these hats are those soft . braid kinds
which can be shaped so easily for in -if
ladles, mlsaes and children J1.00 4'C.lvC
values-at Tv uw
111 the Busy Flower Section
f 1 bandies French Flowers iiile
6O0 Daisy Wreaths lfte
COe bonehes Black Flowers IBe
5t anaches Red Popples ISc
t)l bnach French Grapes 35c
Everything that's good Everything that's new in
More than 250 new styles.
More than 200 new ideas.
We show more new styles than all
the rest of the stores put together.
Every pair absolutely new this season,
made to our special order by the finest
oxford makers in the world.
Specials for Saturday selling
Surpass Kid Oxfords in thin, medium
and heavy soles, hand sewed, with plain
or tip toes, in all the new lasts, in all
the new heels new Spike Oxfords,
new Rocker Oxfords, new Empire Ox
fords, new Gibson Ties, new Button
Oxfords, Coloniettes, etc.
3000 pairs Concinnats Oxfords, made
to retail at $2.50 and 3, in over 26
different styles, all sizes $
and' widths, go at... .
2,800 pairs Ladies' Oxford Ties, in
eighteen different styles, all sizes and
all widths go at
SPECIAL SALE CH. C- HQ. t CS 4 OCT
slippers o zc a 1. IJ,1.U
Saturday Sale of Suits and Skirts
Ladies' $20 Spring Suits at $8.90
Extraordinary offeror 200 $19.00 and $20.00 aprnj;
uiu, ma (ookni siyies, snaaeg
and fabrics, beautifully trimmed
V m mm ' M .
ladies Spring Suits at $11.90 &
perfection In style, workman -g -f afX "V Svi
laterlala. very swell novelties I I KJm I I h-jsk
i $23.00 suits at LLmZTVJ P,t&
On the Third Floor.
Hair. Dressing and Manicuring
V8 invite ths Udls of Omaha and vMnHv to visit our nw department. The prettiest Hair
Dressing and Manjcurlng' Parlors In the-clty. Everything new.
EXPERT WORK LADIES. PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
WE CARRY A COMPLETE AND BEAUTIFUL, L1INE OF HAIR GOODS
Grand Sole of Men's Spring Furnishings
ISe Linen Collars at lc-25c Llnn Cuffs. Pair, 3c
10 000 dosen Linen Collars and Cuffs all the new, up-to-date styles an c
slses collars worth l&o tomorow only
Cuffs linked and round all sixes worth J6o a pair tomorrow "
Tecks and Pour-In- Hands
50c Tecks and Four-ln-
23C' and 33c Shield Bows at 10c -Shield Bows latest sad most sensible tie
for sprlnjr entire overstock, of New York manufacturer newest Ap
patterns of silk-at.' lJ
$1.00 Underwear at 35c Famous Williams Bros, Underwear, just the weight
you want for lata spring and early summer-great early season
bargain chanca 75o and 11.00 quality at OOC
$1.00 Negligee Shirts at 80c Fancy figures and stripes of the, swell shirt-.
Ing for summer two separata collars or collars attached
Big Sale of Shirt Waists at 95c arid 69c
Thousands of beautiful shirt waists of all the late dainty and
real linen waists swell tailor-mado waists attractive
llmltv walsta pretty white waists etc Including the
FAMOUS GEISHA SHIRT WAISTS 1
worth as high sb 1 nd $2.5 hi
Summer Underwear at 25c, 15c, 10c, 5c
ship and materials
$22.90 and $23.00 suits at
BIG SALE OF SKIRTS
The correct fashionable skirts to wtar with the new shirtwaist,
all eptcialty made and lighter than ordinary separate skirts, en
tirely new and highly fashionable.
Dress and Golf Skirts Cheviots, meltons, etc, ry Qf
with and without drop Hnln7 worth up to t6s'vF
Voiles and flobalr Skirts with new hip yoke, side pleats and
other late novelties, newest colors, worth up A fi
toJIO.OO, at 4.VU
Voile, Etamlne, Sicilian Skirts highest point cf
rect style, with and without drop linings, I Cf
worth up to 112.60, at OsVll
$15 and $17.50 Jackets, corset coats. Honte Carlos
blouses, etc. swell cloths and colors, no H jja
two alike, manufacturer's samples, .at OU
Superb Display and Sale of Summer Suits and Skirts
Wonderful showing of the very newest and prettiest summer effects in
wash suits and skirtsbutchers linen, linen crashes, India linens, swisso?.
chambrays, foulards, pongees, etc. An elaborate showing of dainty modes.
New shirt waist suits at 98c, $1.25, $1.98 and 3.98 j
L,r?n.hLrt, Wf,8t u,t" at $M8, 'J'OQ Taffeta and foulard summer suits sCflG'H
$7.50, $4.98 and ...O.VO $13. $12.50, $9.98 and O.O
.nu.. .men ana swiss suns at s 12.50, A Qft Shantung and pongee suits, $19. ( ftQ
$8.98, $6.98 and 4 . V O $ 1 5. $ 12.50 and . 9 V O
Ladles', misses', children's and boys' light weight
underwear Just the desirable weight for late
spring and early summer drop stitched Usle
Indla gauze etc worth up to 60c at .
Special Ribbon Sale Saturday
35c Black Satin Back Velvet Ribbon at 15c-Nos. 12, 16 and 22, result price, 26c, 80c . H
and Uoc on pale tomorrow at. a yard luw
15c Black Satin Back Velvet Ribbon at 3k-No.
1, 2, 3 and V jrood giade of black satin back
velvet ribbon, all width, tomorrow,
ayard ? ,
35c All Silk Taffeta Ribbon at 15c Strictly
all silk, heavy wash taffeta ribbon, the kind
you always pay 35ofor, In every colors ?
of the rainbjw tomorrow, at ....Ow
Hosiery, Fast Black and Tan
Ladles' men's, children's and boys' hosiery
plain and nne heavy ribbed
many styles of lace effects
worth up to 25c at ........ ..........
$1.50 kid Gloves at 59c
. -a. " , r'..?r-t '' ''
New shipment of the finest kid gloves all the late
shades 2 and s-clasp effects many real kid leather i
.. . usually Mil at 11.50 Tomorrow, at nvtrr ..v ...
50o AND 75c CORSETS 8tralght Front effects t
. girdles laca trimmed at J-j f -'
25c Fancy Taffeta Ribbons at 5c One biff lot of white and cream fancy jacquard weave, E?
iour-inch taffeta rbon, goes tomorrow at, ayard OC
$1.50 Shirt Waist Sets at 25c
Great Saturday Sale in Jewelry.
Genuine Parisian noveltiee in t he extremely fathionable tl of thirtwaiet buttons,
very fortunate deal we have secured a . , K
Famous Importers Entire Sample Line
These dainty pins come in thousands of beautiful designs HAND
CARVED BEAUTIFULLY INLAID-CLEVER IMITATIONS Ot BAND
PAINTING every set artistically wrought Hundreds of different shades to
. match any shirt waist no shirt wat eostum complete without these new pins ,
- woru u uiuca h ilovbi kivsi, ui(i--w"uurcu -.
' I.OOO Purass and Psckctbooks Worth lOc. TSc and $l-at 2Sc
Our New Tea and Coffee Dept.
(trashed Boston Java and Mocha
Leader Blend has no equal for ..
Boston Blend fine drink
Cucuta Blend a delicious drink .
Boston Java ' 80c
Boston Java and Mocha none .better at any price 35c
B. F. Japan, 8. F. Japan. Eng. Breakfast, Golone:
and Y. liyson, worth 40c, all go at 30c
Boston Blend Ice Tea 46c
Our beat Teaa all go at 65c
1-ounca full weight
EXTRACTS-ANY FLAVOR-NONE BETTER.
15o 4-ounce full weight
$5 Sofa Pillows at $1.98 Each
One big lot of finished Bilk Sofa Cushions some of them are all silk and foulards,
others beautiful hand embroidered in floral designs on nne satin ticking some
of them burnt leatner an witn Deautuui an siik rumes
some of them finished with heavy cible cord all of them
tilled with best cushion down nono worth less than 15.00
all complete foi' '. j
Lin ucaing some
75c Porch Cushions 39c Sateen and denim covered fancy rut
fled Porch Ciishions, all complete ready for use, at, each
Specials in Drug .Dept.
Small size Juvenile SDap
Large size Juvenile Boap,
4U1 Soap, cake 10o
Elder Flower Boap, eke tc
26c Carter's Liver Pills Hd
tie Bromo-8clter ....193
tl Ayer's Hair Vigor.. 74o
25o Packer's Tar Soap.Mo
25o CastaretU lfo
-qt. Hot Water Bottle49o
L-qt. Fountain Syringe 493
Good Bulb Sy rings ...30o
Williams Shaving Soap 5c
Colgate's Shaving Soap 5a
rinkham's Vg. Comp.6o
Saturday Candy Specials
1 Sticks Candy for
A pound box of fins Marshmallows
Snow Drops pound
Jelly Beans pound
Cream Caramels pound
Trilby Cups pound
Pure Lemon Drops pound
Chocolate Creams pound
Home-mad Fudge pound
Ice Cream Soda
. 1 C
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BDSCH TELLS OF B00DL1NG
Tomer Btate Senator Makes Sweep'ng
Confession in St. Lonli.
INVOLVES. NAMES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
Destr for Peace from Mental Tortaro
Drives Him to Tell All 'Ho
Kaows of LegtslatlTO
ST. LOUIS. May 15. Unable to bear th
strain of mental torture which he says he
baa suffered since the grand jury investiga
tion into legislative Doodling was instituted,
former Btate Senator Fred L. Busch went
before Circuit Attorney Folk this afternoon
and made a complete and far-reaching con
fession of his connection with corrupt deals
extending over a period of eight years.
Buach's declarations involve several men of
prominence, and ha names those who have
boon conspicuous at the state capltol as
distributors ot boodle.
Later Busch waa taken before the grand
Jury, where he remained an hour. When he
emerged from the Jury room tears were
rolling down his cheeks. With his face
burled In his handkerchief, he hurried down
the steps and mad his exit.
"I will give you. until Monday to tell all
jrou know about boodllng," was the ulti
matum which Circuit Attorney Folk served
on th former senator the other day.
"All right. Mr. Folk." replied Busch, "I
Will think it all over. It baa worried m a
Most Boodl Or
I had to do those things." said Busch In
rooitlng hut story to th circuit attorney.
Thar were circumstance that either made
fellow money or made him get th worst
Busch then went on to narrate his con
section with legislation four years ago.
He prefaced his remarks by saying that
all sorts of money waa used at that time
to influence legislation. "Money." he aald.
"was offered on nearly everything of Im
nortanc. Th staam railroads wer very
busy and their representative paid us."
' Busch named several, senators who pro
fited handsomely from legislation at the
1SJS session and Included one or two who
ar members of th present aaaombly.
He broke down twic whll conferring
with Mr. Folk, and, weeping bitterly, aald
"I am telling the things only to as my
Poing back to th thirty-eighth assembly,
whan th bill to treat a school book com
mission was on ot th principal Issue be
for th legislature. Busch said that th
school book trust put up a big fund.
"I got Sl'.OOO," he said, "and others got
just aa much, and some maybe more."
"On one occasion," he aald, "there was
resolution presented to have all bills held
In committee. I got 1250 for holding up that
'Killing bills by smothering them In com
mute was very common." he said.
Because of th statute of limitations,
which prevents prosecution three years
after the crime Is committed, none of th
men against whom Busch has testified can
Makes flS.OOO oa Side.
'I am willing to tell everything," said
former Senator Busch to circuit
Attorney 'Folk. "I have boodled practically
from the first week of the 1889 session, in
1897 I received money for voting for th
school textbook bill. '
In 1889 Bchwelckardt paid me 1260 for re
fusing to call up a resolution demanding
trlat certain bills be reported. I got 1500
for my vote on the St. Louis transit bill. I
reoelved a salary from the lobby to take
car of th railroad and other legisla
tion, usually amounting to about 1700 for
the session. As near as I can figure l
made about 116,000 out of my legislative
experience. No on knows how much I
suffered during the past few weelta. 1
am sincerely sorry."
This, In substance, la a part of Busch s
written statement mad to Circuit Attorney
Folk. He has corroborated much of th
confession by former Senator Bchwelck
hardt. Buach's confession is far more de
tailed that than of Bchwelckardt. Ha
goes much mor deeply Into th work
ings of th corruptionlsts who have fig
ured In legislation In the past five
years. Busch was first elected to the Stat
senat In 188S from the Thirty-third dis
trict of St. Louis and served three terms.
Schwelckhardt waa before the grand jury
again today. Before entering the Jury
room h told Circuit Attorney Folk of
other money with which he waa familiar
during his term as senator.
United States," said Poundmaster - Laugh
land. "The reason he catches so many
dogs Is because he is so kind. ' He never
uses force exoept when necessary. Being
an ex-cowboy he is an expert with the
lariat and It Is seldom indeed that a dog
can get away from him."
TO HAPPY HUNTING . GROUNDS
Ha ad red a ad Slaty-Ma Does Ar Pat
Sleep at th City
Although early In the season no less than
149 dogs have gone to their last sleep by
th charcoal ga rout at tho city dog
pound. Ninety-four wer dispatched at the
first killing and sevnty-fiv at the second
reception to the happy'honting grounds held
yesterday. Pog Catcher Gilbert has snared
a great many more pets than the number of
th dead, but they have been ransomed at
11 per bead. So far 1.681 licenses have been
lasued. which is a goodly number for so
early In th year. 1
"W hav the beat dog catcher In tk
REPUBLICANS OF FIFTH .WARD
They Will Keep Their Organisation
Iataet for Campaign of
The leaders and the rank and file of the
Fifth Ward Republican, club have decided
to keep the organization active and alive
during the summer, so that It will be a
potent force In the (all campaign. With
this end in view President W. R. Christie
haa called a meeting for Tuesday night at
Young's hall. Sixteenth and Corby atreets.
E. J. Cornish is oilled for a lecture, but
th subject haa not been announced.
JEFFRIES ON WAY TO COAST
Big Champion Passe Throagh Omaha
to Meet Corbett la
James J. Jeffries went through Omaha
on the Overland Limited yesterday morn
ing. He la on hla way to California, where
he will prepare himself slowly for his bout
with James J. Corbett this summer. He
was looking well and hearty and declared
that he was feeling eepei-Ully fit ind
ADROIT METHODS OF DUNNING
Women Collectors More Successful Than
Men in Securing Money.
sra, fed an4 Sparkfing- ftottte Oary at the Brewery ka St LcMiis,
Oi4rfrel H. Mar A Casaaaar
Yanr flamaier Vacation
Will be pleasant snd Invigorating if you
spend it at some on of th lake or river
resorts of Michigan. Write for booklet,
"Michigan Bummer Resorts," or "Fishing
snd Hunting Id Michigan," beautifully ll
lustrated publications giving details ot th
best place at which to spend a delightful
vacation. Address all requests to ll. F.
Moeller, O. P. A., Per Marquette R. R.,
aes for Tea Thoaaaa.
James Bally haa brought suit against Ihs
Omaha Street Railway company for 111,0)0
damagea, the result of personal Injur! re
ceived In an attempt to dlmount from a
car at Sixteenth and Pine treets. Accord
ing to the petition, the plaintiff waa riritns;
on a train containing two cxra and when
he attempted to dimount from the fl st
car the train started and he was thrown
to the ground, striking upon his head and
right snoulder. While unonnscious from
the blow he waa struck so that t lie fingers
cf his right hand were dlslocateJ
Briefs from tho Coarts.
Eva Small haa been granted a dlvorea
from Zenaa Small, with custody of a son,
Laura Rleger aalra dlvorc from Louis
Rleser, alleging desertion. They wer
married In Chicago In l&M.
Lllla Mary Mauri haa been granted a
dlvorc from Eilward Gerard Maggl and her
maiden name, -Baker, reatored.
John Flanagan, the negro who has been
more or leaa Involved In litigation over lota
In Boyd's addition, haa been permanent!.
enjoined rrom iniertenng wiin lavld r.
Blue la his possession of lots 1. I I. I. I.
S and 10 in that addiiua and from dis
turbing th crop planted ihertoa by Blue-
SOME INSTRUCTIVE EXAMPLES OF NERVE
Slowpays of Experience and Wide
Repatatlon . Chased Off tho
Block and Induced to
Settle I p.
At 11 o'clock the man on the fifth floor
paid the bill. At 12 o'clock everybody In
the building knew he had paid it. Also,
everybody was surprised, because the man
had boasted mnny times that he would
never pay It. Finally curiosity got the bet
ter of discretion, and one ot his neighbors
asked him why he did it.
'Because they sent a woman collector
around," was the reply.
That did not explain the case to the un
initiated, but It explained It to one other
man. who also had the habit of running
up bad debts.
"They've done roe, the same way," he
said. "Nowadays the minute I see a wo
man collector step inside the door I begin
to vrlt checks. I can't help myself."
Therein Ilea th virtu of a woman col
lector. There la a compelling force about
her that makes poopl write checks. Not
aU women hav that golden gift. Thos
who hav wer born with it. AH women
can spend money; only a few can collect
It. They who can collect can also earn.
They may not-entlrely usurp the place of
men aa collectors, but there ar many firms
that will gladly glv them a Job. Those
Arm generally number several deadbeats
among their cuatorajrs. Women hav a
special talent for dealing with deadbeats.
Cynics affirm that their succesa In that
line Is a practical illustration of the theory
that it takes a rogue to catch a rogue, but
that is a libel.- Women are good collectors
because their training in wheedling money
out of mankind for generations has fitted
them for Just such work. The deadbeat
and his forbears have cultivated a typ of
femininity capable of outwitting him, and
the best thing h can do to squar himself
is to pay up.
Sot a Wheedler.
Still, it is not fair to th woman collector
to glv th Impression that she owe her
success to wheedling. Bhe makes her points
in a strictly legitimate way. but th legltl
ma'cy of her methods is often so Impreg
nated with her own personality that she
leaves a creditor's office with money In her
pocket, whereaa a man would be turned
away without a hearing. It takes a con
firmed sinner to hold out against the fin
ished woman collector. Her eye tlx him
"You are keeping back money that be
longs to widows and orphana." her look
aeems to say. "You are sending them
drifting about the streets with no food In
their stomachs and no shoes on their feet.
Aren't you ashamed of youraelf? Come, be
a man. Pay up!"
And generally he does, becaus h cannot
bear to have a woman think sucb ma
things bout him. If a man thought them
or even said them he . would not care so
much, but h Is sensitive as to th opin
ion of a woman, even though she be a
stranger and a collector.
There are some lines of trade in which
women have never made their mark as
collectors. Furniture houses, for Instance,
seldom employ them, especially thos
houses that sell good on th Installment
"Women." said the manager of one firm,
"are too soft hearted for our kind of work.
No matter how far in arreara a family
may be,. Just let them put up some pitiful
tale about the baby's croup or the father's
mashed hand or the eldest son's loss of a
position, and the collector sits down on the
plush couch for which they still ow SS.tO
and begin to cry.
' 'Oh, you poor souls! she says, l am
so sorry for you. I don't blam you ror
not paying for a little thing like furniture
when ther ar so many things you hav
to have. You must not worry about little
bills like this, and don't think of paying
us a cent till you get on your feet again.
Ws won t bother you.' -
'Naturally, a collector who talks Ilk
that Is going to do th firm more harm
than good, and by the tlm she hss cod
dled a few families for a month or so ws
have to send our fiercest man collector
around and back him up with a half dozen
sheriffs befor we can get any money out
of the delinquents."
Appeals to Sympathy.
Renting agenta raise the earn objection
to women in th capacity of collector. A
tale of hardship, whether It be true or
manufactured for the occasion, arourea
her sympathy, and Instead of insisting upon
the payments Justly due her employers,
she grants an extension of tlm and thus
allows th tenant to run atlll deeper Into
When It comes to dressmaking and otner
feminine trades women collectors develop
contradictory tendencies. If employed by
the dressmaker, they prov entirely too
lenient, but If proceeding sgalnst the
modiste for somebody else they become
hard aa nails. Again th cynic, who Is al
ways masculine, comes to th for, with
sn explanation. They are anxious to ab
solve the financial sins of their sisters, h
maintains, even as they hope for absolu
tion, but they hav suffered' so much at
th hands of dressmakers on account of
wrinkles and crooked seams, that they
push her for payment to th very limit of
the law, and If they could double th
amount and exact it several days before it
was due, they would press their extortion
ate demands gleefully. Although cynicism
runs riot In that explanation of the woman
collector's erratic procedure, where dress
makers and milliners are concerned. It Is
a view of the case worth considering.
Many doctors are partial to women aa
collectors of old debts. Borne lawyers also
Ilk them, and when obliged to gtve their
outstanding bills Into the hands of a col
lection agency, they stipulate that the
work be given to a woman. Ther is on
publishing firm In Nw York whose col
lectin g is done by a woman, and It Is the
boast of the woman and th firm that
they hav fewer delinquents on their books
than any other houa In th business.
On woman who ha been a collector for
many year aays sn believe, y chief fac
tor contributing to ber uca has ba
an Inexhaustible physical strength which
enabled her to walk miles of city streets
each day and climb an endles chain ot
"I never presume upon th fact that I
am a woman," she saya. "I do not sim
per. No woman who la a really successful
collector ever does. I am always courte
ous, but I go and go and go and keep peg
ging away at a creditor till he pays th
bill Just to get rid of me. Th most hard
shelled shirker of honest debts eannot hold
out forever agalnat that persistent perse
cution. I have been accused of resorting
to freakish methods of collecting, but I
have never don so purposely. I remem
ber on funny instance, however, which,
taken at Its face value, would lend color
to that accusation.
"I was working then for a concern whose
Interests wer controlled entirely by women
and whose work was done by women from
th president down to th errand girl. W
had dealings with on man who always
seemed awfully hard pushed for money.
He never had enough to pay all that was
due each month, much less to square old
accounts, so finally hla bill assumed alarm
ing proportions. At last ws got hold of a
report that he had mad a strike in th
world, but that having found us a soft
snap he still Intended to evade payment.
About that time I began to haunt him.
I waa much younger then than now, and
was particularly fond of red. It might
not hav been In good tast for a busi
ness woman to adorn herself with such
showy colors, but for the time I sacrificed
appropriateness to Inclination, and when
ever I went I had a touoh of red In my
clothes. Sometime I won a red hat, again
I carried a red paraaol, or wore a red tie,
and now and then I blossomed out In a full
red costume. Whll thus attired I ran
across our luckless creditor at evtry cor
ner. I did not plan to bound him so;
chanoe so directed it. The man got to b
actually afraid of m. No matter wher
he happened to be, if he saw a woman
with a touch of red In her gown bearing
toward him he felt sure it waa I. and gen
erally It was. Naturally he thought I pur
sued him through pur devilishne, and he
Invested me with clalrvsyant powers
which alons could enable m to follow him
"On day I met him down by th poat-
offlos. I did not see him, tor I carried my
red hat tilted down over my eyes and a red
sunshade raised above that, but he saw me
a squar away, and In desperation he ran
up to meet m.
" 'For heaven's sake.' he said, 'tell me
how much I ow you and let m pay It on
th spot. I am getting tired of this sort
of thing. I can't go a squar away from
my own horn without running up agalnat
you and your infernal red parasol. It
makes m feel positively uncanny, and I
want, to put a stop to It. What la my
"I was so surprised that I could hardly
speak,, but I had fired the figures st him
so often that they reeled off my tongue
wunout mucn effort on my part.
"The man looked
he, that you are trylni
I would rather pay
than to run ud against
paraaol of yours everr waklna mnmant
i went to his offlc with him and got
a check for th full amount, which was
on of th greatest feats I vr accom
plished In my experience as a collector."
y reeiea ore my tongue
t on my part.
1 savage. 'I think,' sald
trying to "do" m. butL
a tew dollars too mucl
rainst that red hat and
QUEER MISTAKES OF AUTHOR-
Errors that Hare Crept lato Weill
Known Books Blander
- that Are Weaders. j
W ar all llabl to make mistake. For
this reason ws should not ba too critical in
th treatment of our fellows. Still ths crit
ical part of our nature Is so largely de
veloped that w sometimes forget to be
charitable, especially when the criticism
may cause an error to be righted.
Someone has been hunting for errors in
th writings of old and new authors. He
hsa run down Some funny mmtakes as a
result of his quest, too.
In "Ivanhoe" Sir Walter Scott makes a
knight of Richard I converse with a con
temporary of William th Conqueror, who
was Richard's grandfather.
The new moon appear In th western sky
and sets from th moment It becomes
visible, but In "The Children of Olbeon"
Walter Beaaat caused a new moon to rise
In th eaat at t o'clock In th morning.
Trollop makes on of hi characters,
Andy Scott, com whistling up ths street
with a elgar In his mouth. The man must
hav had a wonderful grip in hi Hp to
mob whll whistling.
In "Don Quixote" Sancho continues to
rid on his donkey after having lamented
th animal's death.
In "Th Reign of Law," -by James Lane
Allen, one of th character refers to a
book which was not published for ten years
after th tlm th reference was said to
have been made.
Hamlin ftarland wrote In 1899 "Th Rose
of Dutcher's Coolly," and on of th char
acters In the novel Is given sbout three dif
ferent names. .
Jacob Rlls tells In "The Making of an
American" that whll a young reporter, in
giving the particulars et a river's overflow,
he described a stone floating on the waste
of waters. But that was not mor wonder
ful than the case of our old friend, Rob
inson Crusoe, who, after taking iff his
clothes to swim to ths wreck, took th pre
caution to fill his pocket full of biscuits.
Neither was It mor surprising than th
discovery by a Paris reporter, who found
in the Seine "the nude corpse of a man
with 10 sous in hla waistcoat pocket."
A delicious Cereal CoflTee raadt ot choice California flga
kod prunes aod train absolutely frea from artificial natter.
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