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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1903)
TIIK OMAHA DAILY HEK: PATUKDAY, DECHMnKK R. 1003.-
YOU WOULD HAVE PAID EIGHTEEN DOLLARS AT
LEAST for ONE of THESE OVERCOATS or SUITS IF
WE HAD BOUGHT THEM EARLIER THESE ARE
JUST AS STYLISH NOW ONLY YOU PAY BUT
YOU MUST HAVE A NEW OVERCOAT OR SUIT
BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS ANYWAY. TAKE THIS
OPPORTUNITY AND PICK OUT A GENUINE, UP
TODATE EIGHTEEN OR TWENTY DOLLAR
GARMENT FOR TEN DOLLARS.
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Tomorrow WE SHOW YOU THE GREATEST CLOTHING BARGAIN of the YEAR
A great srjot cash purchase brings from. New York to Omaha an immense stock of fresh new winter clothing to be sold at amazing
bargains tomorrow. Our clothing buyer, now in the east, completed a deal by which he secured surplus winter stocks from several
great eastern factories. Pressing necessity of more floor room for the manufacture of spring goods, made the factory owners eager to sell, and we bought at absurdly low prices. The
shipment is here and we state positively that we never saw such splendid clothing, bought so cheaply. Tomorrow, we place all this purchase in one lot, at a price that represents about
one-half value. "
EVERY OVERCOAT AND SUIT IN THIS LOT GOES TOMORROW AT TEN DOLLARS
We have not shown vou clothina like this at ativ time this season nriced at anywhere near this ficure. Just think of hundreds of fresh, new,
up-to-date suits and overcoats In the swellest styles, made to sell at $18 and $20, going at $10. Every piece is cut and fashioned in the late
smart ideas popular throughout the east.
In this purchase are the swell long 52-inch coats with the full sweep, the tourist belted coats, in gray and black,
with narrow notched collars, in fact, all the very latest styles. Suits are made in staple and novelty mixtures and
colors, hand fitted, splendidly finished. THIS IS AN OFFER OF HIGH CLASS CLOTHING AT A GENUINE BARGAIN.
Thke Your Choice of these Fashionable Suits and Overcoats, Tomorrow, at
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HIGH GRADE SUITS AND OVERCOATS AT $14.85
As a special event for tomorrow we offer Borne very fine overcoats and suits made
up in the latest, handsomest styles, all the swell new novelty A . TJ g
mixtures. Suits that would ordinarily Bell at $25 and l.Tc3
127.50 on sale at..... 4
ROGERS-PEET & CO.'S SUPERB SUITS OVERCOATS
There is no ready-to-wear clothing in America that has the distinctive style, the
splendid finish and the consistent wear oi the Kogers-Peet & Co. clothing. This Is
the only clothing that competes with the work of the I rT E-0 C?
best custom tailor. Both In style, fl flnlsh and practicability Ro-er-Feet suits I .tJV tO jJJ 1 mW
are- the equal of any milt made to your measure. Here Is clothing for the M.
well-dressed man at ..
Handsome Smoking" Jackets
An excellent ehowing In advance of the holiday
shopping, of very handsome house and smoklna- jack
ets In the best styles, ffC V Cfl Ctfl
I"!"".?. "!?.?:.:.... and
Special Sale of Men's Underwear, Caps. Gloves, Etc.
Tomorrow we continue our groat sale of men's underwear from
the New York purchase. Some of the fluent lots of underwear
ever shown in Omaha. .
Men's 75c Underwear at 25c Made in fancy
tripes and heavy Beece lined, all sizes,
uer garment . ....
rien'a $1 Underwear at 35c Lambs' wool, r CSe
fleece lined, also jerswy ribbed shirts and JJ
drawers, tomorrow, er garment
$1.50 Underwear at 69c-Silk fleece, all silk
finished, also high grade all wool underwear,
at. Der garment
Highest Qrade Winter Underwear-Wor- aq , Qt
sleds and wool union suits, plain and yQC 10 frt
I at liVJJ 1VI U uiiuk
75c and $1 Olovea In calfskin, doeskin, etc,
good warm weights for winter, at (
All Wool Golf Gloves-Plain and fancy colors, seamless hand and finger, 2Qc
toe quality, at. per pair
Men's Warm Winter Caps at nn
Cheviots, pitiHhes, corduroys klli IIV"
and heavy cloths, at, DHL" VOL
each v v s-vw
Men's Beaver Cloth Caps
Blues and blacks. Ittted with
fur ear tabs, regular 12 value,
at, each ,
Plush, Pur and Beaver
Caps ureal assortments
Simple Caps For men and boys, i
"98c to $3
Newest Ideas in Men's
The Swellest Winter Shirts Late patterns
and designs, Siitf bosoms, detached tuffs,
etc., hundreds of styles, at
'jf'ii..'-y .Brf. C. BOTH
98c to 1.50
Special Sale Boys'O vercoats
Nobby Suits and Overcoats of
good durable wool ma 1
terlals, Jach lJf
Fashionable Little Suits and Over
coatsfor boys, Af
ages 8 to 14, at ..-til
Reefers and Overcoats for boyB,
military and Bussian 0 QQ
The Most Fashionable Ideas in bright colored
military and tylieh Russian modeti for
boys overcoats and i f CJ fill
pretty suits, at .... iUj IU JUU
THE REAL THING IN ROMANCE
A Texas Story of Tcnthful Heroism
Ilumined j a PririeF ire.
ENDS IN THE GOOD OLD WAY
Several I alqee Thrills Throws Is for
Atmospherlo Kect, Incleillns;
the Wefldlnsr sna the
Ten years ago John Car.Jii. a famous
Texas ranger, witnessed a remarkable
erene. He had halted his horse upon he
crest of a hill that overlooked Wild Horse
prairie, when his attention was attracted
ly a cloud of rapidly rising smoke ai
'1 he cloud grew fast, and as It spread out
ovur the prairie and boiled toward tae
heavens In great ocean-like waves, vast
sheets of flame flushed about It, making A
picture of black and red above the land
srHpo that would have charmed an artist.
The wind grew more violent and the cloud
anumrd on appalling appearance.
Thi experienced ranger realised that the
prairie was on Are, and as a gust of wind
lifted the great cloud there was revealed o
the Texan a large herd of cuttle' and s
drove of horses In terrorised stampnlu.
llecnlllng that the only hotixes In that sec
tion were locnted beyond a running streamv
he concluded to get upon his horse and
watrft the sublime and destructive spec
tacle. Suddenly Carlln Inclined his head and
. guoil toward a part of the wild scene
whers the flames appeared the most vio
lent and the panic was greatest. A mov
ing obpect was partially concealed by the
When I was .
A little codger
Mother spanked me v
'Cause I got
Into the pantry,
A ad explortn'
In the bread box.
Feeled the upper crust
Blooroln" loaf x
8he had In storage.
Talk about good eatln'.
Give, ma upper crust
Is half so tasty,
On thing Ilk It
An' that's HBADT BITS.
That there food
Mad at New Haven
Heard tell about It,
An the reason
That th oer'al
A brand new wrinkle.
Mad from wheat
An' baked most perfert
ls so downright
. Is that READY BIT!
Bits of uppr crust
cloud of smoke land the sound 'of a human
voice had reachdd his ears.
The wind swept the cloud away for a few
minutes and he saw a wagon which con
tained three persons moving at a frightful
sp33d parallel with the line of Are. The
driver stood in the front of the vehicle',
lashing the flying horses, while a boy was
on his knees by the side of a little girl.
The horses were frantic with terror and
probably beyond the control of the man
who sought to guide them.
.The ranger duBhed arrows the plain to
ward the three people. As Jio drew near
ha wondered why the driver did not guide
his horses In a different direction, but con
cluded that the man was confused by the
cloud of smoke or nimble to force the
frelghtened animals to quit a road they
wer following. To Carlln It looked as If
the red flames were scorching the terror
ised horses, and to add to the horror of the
situation the stampeded animals were
crowding about the wagon.
Realising that the wagon was liable to
b overturned at any moment and the oc
cupants trampled to fragments or torn to
pieces by the wolves, the ranger urged his
horse to the top of his speed. He was
Hearing the distressed people when he saw
th wagon bounce Into th air and the
little girl roll out on the prairie.
Instantly there was a struggle between
th boy and the driver. The boy tried to
stop the horses, but the man held the
lines. Shaking his head, he continued to
lu-sh tha animals with the fury f a mad
man. The boy, vaulting from the wagon,
run to the llttlu girl's side. Swinging her
upon his shoulder, the boy bravely faced
the rapidly approaching triple danger. The
child clung to his neck and he braced him
self to battle for her with his bare hands,
He had struck an ox with his fist and had
broken a welt's jaw with a kick when a
panting horse pressed between him and
his foes. He heard pistol shots and saw
cattl falling to their knees. The little
girl was llftod from his shoulders and lie
beard th words: "Your foot in my stir
rup and Jump behind me, quick."
In a few minutes tha boy and the little
girl wer resting on the same eminence oc.
cupled by the ranger when he set out to
rescue them. Their story was soon tuld.
Th little girl's name waa Lury 1m lluum
and Sk was the daughter of a wealthy
rancher who lived on the north side of the
pralrl only a few miles away. She had
bean visiting relatives who resided In the
belt of timber on th south side of th
prairie. John Luce, who was a renter on
th La Baum ranch, happened to pass the
hous where littl Lucy waa visiting. Th
child recognised th msn, and, being home
sick, prevailed on hei relatives to let her
ride home with him.
Luc was accompanied by Eugene Har
lan, an orphan boy of U years. Th youth
was known to Lucy's friends as a good boy
and this fact served to Influence the child's
relatives to grant her request. "Gene, you
must tak car of llttl Lucy, and don't let
her fall out of th wagon," said a motherly
soul whan th child had been placed In th
Th boy. promised. He had often seen
little Lucy t her home and he felt proud
of th honor of being her protector during
th short Journey.
When they saw th cloud of smoke rirlng
above th pralrl th boy called Luce's at
tention to it and begged him to turn around
and go buck to the timber. The obstinate
man lashed his horses Into s gallop. Th
boy tried to Indue hiin to drive toward the
hills, but he continued his mad effort to
keep th road. When th littl girl was
thrown out on th pralrl Eugen was not
strong enough to tak the line from th
Inhuman coward, but, remembering his
promise, -he Instantly leaped to the child s
When th fir had passed and th amok
isr away, Joha Caxlln found Lacs
remains In the debris of hi wrecked
wagon. He then took the rescued children
to Colonel La. Baum s ranch, where ne torn
the story of their narrow escape.
Thi rhllri's parents were deeply movea
and sincerely conscious of their Indebted
nets to the heroic youth. Finding that
Eugene positively refused to accept any
thing tor what he had done, and that he
already had a good home, Colonel La Baum
offered to send him to the best college in
Whn the hnv whs about to leave the
house little Lucy(ollowed him to the gate.
... . . - . .I.. t uUa nil 1.1
1 won i ever iorgei you, wiir, en. ,
nrd vou must not forget me. You must
tome to see mo. I am nearly 9 now. but
after awhile I will be a grown woman, and
. -. . . .Di, in rnmo to spe me then."
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The 'boy bent over and MsBed the child's
cheek and then walked down me roaa
He-enllsts After Being; Mounded.
When the Spanish war broke out Eugene
Harlan was on of the first to enlist. He
caught a bullet on San Juan Hill and a
fever In the marshes of Santiago, but these
mlsfortuneo did not cool his ardor. Still
burning to win distinction in the service
of his country, he joined a regiment that
was socn after sent to the Philippines.
After this event Lucy La Baum lost sight
of her hero for a long time. She became an
orphan and Inherited a fortune in lands,
cattle and gold amounting to over half a
million. The pretty girl, of course, had
many admlreis. but none made any im
pression. As the years passed and Lucy
grew into womanhood she often longed to
know something about the career of th
soldier hoy whose name she could not men
tion without emotion.
Some live or six months ago a soldier who
had just returned from Manila sought Lucy
La Baum and then for the first time the
Texas heiress became aware of the depth
of her love for Kugene Harlan. The brave
boy waa lying sick In a hospital in Manila
and the doctors said his constitution waa
so seriously Impaired that If he recovered
he would never again be fit for ervice.
"When I heard that bad news," says the
faithful girl. "I instsntly realised that I
loved Eugene mora than I had ever
under the shade of the trees In the hospital
yard in Manila. She found the young sol
dier a despondent invalid. Her presence
strengthened his mind and illumined his
face with joy. They were on shipboard
homeward bound when she filled the young
man's cup of happiness by promising to be
They were married In Ban Francisco and
th wedd'ng journey will not end until they
have traveled around the world. Chicago
AT THE PLAYHOUSES.
Dlst nHHS ATI U LADIES.
KaJ7 I slag Herplrlde Aecosst f
The ladles who have used Newbro's Her
plcide spesk of It In th highest terms, for
Its quick effect In clemming the scalp of
dandrufl and also for, its excellence as a
general hair-dressing. It makes th scalp
feel fresh and it allays that Itching which
dandruff will cause. Newbro's Herplcld
effectively cures dandruff, as it destroys
the gyrm that causes It. The same germ
causex hair to fall out and later baldness:
in killing it. Herpiclde stops falling hair
and prevents baldness. It is also an ideal
hair dressing, for It lends an aristocratic
charm to the hair that Is quite distinctive.
Sold by leading druggists. Bend 10c In
stampa for sample to Th Herplcld Co.,
Detroit, Mich. Sherman McConnell Drug
Co., special agents.
Biggest values ever offered In clothing
t th special sale Saturday st Berg-Swan
son Co.'a They tell you all about It a
James Wlilleomb llllry at the Boyd.
Once In a while the simple, the true and
the unaffected receive recognition and re
ward. Whatever exteriors we may present
It Is an absurdly patent fact that our bones
are constructed pretty much the same. In
our souls under everything else there Is
a like similarity of the real. Such things
as appeal artlessly to this basic quality aro
those that strike u common note. It wan
these elemental chordR that James Whlt
comb Riley played upon In Omaha last
night and ugaln lie proved himself a mas
Mr. Riley was greeted by an audience
that filled Boyd's theater to the doors. It
seemed that applause never fully died out
from the time the 1 loonier singer ( recited
"The Discouraged Farmer," until after he
had finished tha last line about "The Gob
lins Will Catch You, if You Don't Watch
Out." The program was all too short to
satisfy tha avdltprs. Every bit of it seemed
to please tham.
Mr. Edward Rosewater presented Mr.
Riley at th request of the poet. "Two
years ago," said Mr. Rosewater, "my
old friend of the telegraph corps, Walter
Phelps, then president of the United Press
association, sent me his book concerning
his debut In journalism and enclosing Jchn
Boyle O'Reilly's famous poem, 'In Bo
hemia.' For a while today I was under
th Impression that Mr. Riley wrote the
poem, but later discovered my mistake. I
kv both Bohemias th Bohemia, where
I was born, and the Bohemia of actors,
artists, authors and writers, by which I
have been adopted. Mr. Riley, here, has
distinguished himself not only In the latter
Bohemia, but among the conmiou people of
the whole country. He has made his name
immortal, for his poems always will be re
From the beginning Mr. Riley had his
hearers in close sympathy. His gift of act
ing is equal, almost, to his poetic art. Th
greater part of his readings were humorous
humor that besides making you luugli
seemed to make you an old acquaintance
of the poet and1 all th other people within
voice range. The poems laden with pathos
and deeper sentiment were expressed, as
th others, simply, but with exquisite feel
ing and grace and with tha Intelligibility
that only an author can give to the chll
drcu of his own brain.
Absolutely void of theatric trick Mr.
Riley calls to aid him only the'exact meas
ures of dialect, gestures, intonation and In
flection to make him thoroughly under
stood. Becaus of this and the parallel
quality of the verses, all that the singer
quoth was Inexpressibly vivid. One forgot
Riley, forgot poetry, forgot'everything but
th homely straightforward persons, th
sweet flowers and the lovely Melds that are
the property of all that have eyes to see.
Th poems given were "The Discouraged
Farmer," "Trudln" Joe," "The Soldier's
Story." "Out to Old Aunt Mary's." "Down
to the Capitol" "An Old Sweetheart of
Min" and "Llttl Orphan Annie." Th
last closed the evening and terminated s
quaint conception of child life, which waa
preceded by a funny Impersonation of
high-browed young man, giving an "object
lesson" to the pupils of a country school.
Mr. Robert Cuscadcu's violin ulaying and
Mrs. Stanley's singing added pleasantly to
th charms of th evening. In the course
of th reading Mr. Riley voiced thank
for the receprlon given him and recalled
hla previous visits to Omaha,
"Tew Mght In s Bar Hoont" si Ik
T. 8. Arthur's great temperance story has
lest none of Its effectiveness through age.
and th arrangement irad fur Its present
stag production by Al W. Martin has only
s t bring U us t data If anything,
the latter feature has been overdone, for
In the first act we find the street scene in
the villuge of Cedar Creek glowing with
clectrla lights, reverberating to the noise
of an elevated railroad and otherwise ex
hibiting all evidences of metropolitan Im
portance, while the modest bur of tha
'Sickle and Sheaf" has developed Into the
magnificently appointed affair over which
thirsty persons are served In the best of
modern cafes. Other changes have been
made in the text of the play. For example,
Simon Slada no longer kills Mary Morgan
by throwing a glass at her father, but does
It by shooting at him under the belief thnt
he is a burglar, the bullet eolng wild, as the
ghiHS did. But the old familiar Snmpl
Swltchell, Hnrvey Green, Willie Hammond,
Mehltahlo Cartwrlglit and the venerable
representative of the Butttnsky family, Mr.
Romalne, are there In all their former
glory, being merely brought tip to date In
the quality and quantity of slang they use.
The acting of the company Is quite up to
the requirements of the piece, if anything a
little better. The piece will be on at the
Krug the rest of the week.
Mrs. Somraervllls were remarried October
HITS SOUTHERN INFLUENCE
Revival of Plan to at Down Repre
sentation fa National Itepnb
MAROONED 0NHIGH BUILDING
Kind Hearted Cltlsen Falls Victim to
the Pranks of Mischievous
While trying to be a friend In need
"Wink" Hippie, a prominent cltlsen of
Allegheny, Pa., was put In a plight from
which he had to be rescued by firemen.
Mr. Hippie was walking leisurely along
McClure avenue. Ia the street several
boys were playing foot ball, when one of
theni snddenly gave the ball a terrific
kick, with the result that It landed on top
of a four-story building. The boys seemed
dismayed over their loss, and were ap
parently unable' to devise a plan to get
the ball down.
"Wink" surveyed the conference from
across the street and thought of th days
when h was young. Th plight of tha
boys touched him, and ho volunteered to
get th bull. He went to a painter work
ing nearby and secured th loan of a lad
der. Assisted by the boys, he carried the
ladder to the building and placed It In po
sition. He then ascended to th roof and
shouted to th boys below that h saw th
Hippie went after th ball and whin h
returned he was nonplussed. Instead of
finding the ladder In position and a crowd
of Joyous boys to welcome him, thor
was not a boy In sight and th ladder
had been carried back to tha painter. Hip
pie called for assistance. None cam. Peo
ple passed on the street below by th hun
dred, but were unable to hear his shouts.
The chill November wind whistled merrily
ground the gables. "Wink" was becoming
stiff with cold, and ran up and down tho
roof to keep warm.
Finally his shouts attracted the atten
tion of a passerby, who notified tha fire
men. A ladder was placed against the
house snd the unfortunate man was
brought to th ground, taken to a drug
store and thawed out. II thinks he was
the victim of a conspiracy.
After taking the ladder down h boys
had gone to school.
Urest Aanaal Boole Namber.
Th First Annual Book Number of Th
Bee will b Issued Sunday, December 6.
To Insure receiving a copy order now.
Five cents a copy.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 4.-A plan
under which the representation from the
southern states In th national republican
convention would be decreased snd that
from the north increased Is proposed by
Ueneral Charles Brayton, member of th
national commlttea from Rhode Island snd
party leader in this state.
General Brayton has sent a letter to th
national committee, accompanied by a reso
lution which he will bring before that com- .
mine in wasningron uecemoer u, recom-
mending a change In th present basis of
representation In the national oonventlon '
which would more nearly represent th re- i
publican voting strength of the states. !
Th resolution provides that each state,
territory and the District of Columbia be ,
entitled to four delegates-at-larg and on
for each lO.OoO voters, or majority fraction I
thereof, casting their ballots for th re
publican electors In th preceding presiden
"The resolution," said General Brayton,
"will so provide that th representation of
each stat In a national convention will be
com a matter of healthy contention and
rivalry, and every section of the country
will share In controlling th affairs of th
party In ratable proportion to th who!
party's strength with perfect and complete
COUNTESS RUSSELL IN COURT
vleald Hsv Dlvoreo frsaa Former
Coach Ba, Who la Crael
to Her. '
LONDON, Deo. . The Sun of this city
says It understands, on reliable authority,
that tha former coi ntess, Mabel Russell, Is
Instituting dlvorc proceedings against her
husband, William Brown, s former coach
man, who married her her In December,
lfcJ. under tha tttl of Prluc Approbold
Stuart D Modena, alleging that he waa a
Bavarian nobleman. Th reported grounds
for the suit are cruelty and misconduct.
Countess Mabel Russell was divorced
from her husband, Karl Russell. March U,
1N91. 11 was subsequently married to Miss
Mollis Sommervtll In Nevada, and waa
tried by the Hous of Lords on th charge
of bigamy. He pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to three' months' Imprisonment as
s first-class misdemeanant, the offense be
ing merely technics!, th English law not
allowing him to ramarrr, while th Nra4s
laws pnnjttd hla t do so. Th r snd
Do You Know Otto?
Otto What? Otto-Mattlok.
What's Otto-Msttlrk? '
Why, Sunderland's new scheme for screening coal. Oh, yes! Fact Is,
hundreds of Omaha people have learned the value to them of automatically
The only automatic screens In use west of Chicago are thos w hav
built at our new yards on So. 2uth St.
No extra charge for coal thus screened, but ther Is s large extra valu.
Do You Buy Goal?
Aside from the advantage described above, you get th benefit of our
21 years' experience in the coal business. We buy th best qualities and
furnish you th highest grade coal possible for th money. Our weights
are exactly correct and our delivery serice the finest in Omaha. W hsv
our own teams, great, heavy, fine, hanusome horses and the big yellow
wagons. Nun but careful drivers entrusted with such equipment.
These Prices Should Attract
Ozark (Arhansaa) Anthracite Is a fine substitute for hard ooal and
costs 12.00 loss.
Hat i Coal, all sizes, $11.00. Nice, bright, shiny, pure hard coal.
Trenton Lump and Nut at $6. B0 and $6.25 are satisfactory to
many particular coal buyers. Mined In the Trenton district, Illinois.
Cherokee Nut, $5.75, and Lump, $6,00, are very well known and
liked. Strong, serviceable, hot otaL Good for heaters and underfeed
Eclipse Nut, $5.00, is a nice low price ooal for cooking. Lights
puickly and is a good baker. Lump comes 25o higher.
Our Best Bargain is Economy Washed
Hut Goal, 50.25
Cllnkerlese, clean, clear coal. Holds Are oer night and is really a
remarkable coal. We use It la our own homes.
SUNDERLAND BROS. CO.,
Office, S.E. Cor. 16th and Douglas Sft.
New Yard 20th and U. P. Tracks.
Phones-232, 799. 158.
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