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TITB OMAIIA DAILY HEE: SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1005.
9TH DAY OF THE GREAT
CLINE & CO. STOCK SALE
1ST PAY OF OUR SEMI-AN-NUAL
PRE INVENTORY S ALE
50c Veilings, Per Yd. 5c
All kind of fnnry spot and pit'" Vollinirs,
27-lnch silk Illusions, In nil colors, ChlfTon
Velllnps, pte., worth from 2.ro to
BOc per ynnl. all at nnr prlrp Sat
urday greatest snap of tho sea
on, at, per yard
$1.50 Fancy Ribbons, 39c
Very wide sash and girdle ribbons,
all genuine printed warp poods,
all at one price Satur- 0
day, at, per yard
a Embroidered Shirt Waist Sots,
will go at
THE RELIABLE STORE.
15c Pearl Buttons only 2c
The clearing up stock from the Amer
ican Pearl llutton Factory, all kiivls
of fancy pearl butons, worth 10c, 15c
up to 20c dozen all at one J1
price, per dozen Saturday ....
w m m
35c Ladies' Neckwear Wc
Saturday a. m. we place on sale the
finest line of 'Joe and It.V turnover and
Duster Ilrown collars, ladies' stocks
and lace dickies ever shown in
Omaha your choice Saturday
MEN'S FURNISHING SPECIALS
From the Cline & Co. Slock
MEN'S Ml HITS In fine Madras, lVrriilos and Ginphatns, In the very 2Sc
best patterns and colors, regular ?l.oo qualities. Saturday at 4!)c and...
fsOc BALBKKJOAN UNDERWEAR from the Cilnr & Co. stock, all sizes, 25 C
f 1.00 White Lisle Thread Shirts and Drawers from the Cline & Co. stock,
great bargain at, per garment
All $l.r0 and $2.00 Men's Shirts from the Cline & Co. stock, on sale Sat
urday, at choice
Men's fine Silk Shirts, with soft collars attached, worth double our sale
price, J2.00 and
BOc Men's Suspenders, special
Special Shoe Sale Saturday
500 pairs Women's fine $1.50 and
2.00 oxfords from the Cline & Co.
300 pairs Boys' and Youths tan or
black $1.50 and $2.00 shoes.
400 pairs Misses' and Childs' $1.50
6hoes and slippers. Hare made one
price on this entire 98 C
200 pairs of Cline & Co. $2.00 and $2.25
fine vici kid lace fl f Q
shoes " IIa
Surprising Saturday Specials
In Our Ladles' Furnishing Department
The values we hare been offering for the past t?n days are trul
seen them will admit. The Saturday bargains ws believe to be
any previous offerings. Don't fail to see them.
12.60 Cambric Skirts with deep flounces of
lace and embroidery, stupendous QUp
Elegant Skirts In finest Cambric, Nainsook,
etc., elegantly trhnmed and worth f Eft
from $3.50 to $5.00, at I1.9S and
Ladles' Silk Gloves In all colors, with
double finger tins, every pair ROr
guaranteed at $1.00, 75o and JK
Imported Japanese Silk Fans, hand f Of
painted, very handsome, each
Ladles' I,lsle Vests with deep lace yoke
front and back and silk taped, Cline &
Co. price 60c, sale ICin
Ladles' 26c Vesta IOC
Ladles' 15c Vests 5c
Ladles' ' Ribbed ' Vest's "with ' long f ' Ee
sleeves. 39o aualltv. at l-w
Ladles' Jersey Ribbed Drawers, lace trim.
nied, 60c quality,
v wonderful as anv one who has
fully as good if not better than
Ladles' Silk Vmbrellns In all colors,
paragon steel frames, nntuml wood QU
handles, a great bargain at a.
Ladles' Oowns made from fine Nainsook
with deep lace or embroidered yokes,
trimmed with wash ribbons, worth QUr
up to $3.50, sale price $1.60 and
Ladles' Drawers, extra full and well made,
trimmed with deep lnce and embroidery,
worth 60c to 98c, In 9r..1Qr.4Qr
S lots Saturday AOt'OV,"y(,
Saturday's Sale Your Opportunity l
You must see these garments to appreciate their great beauty and worth. Do so Saturday.
All Clint & Co.'s, Including Parisian
Items, Opera Cloaks, Handsome
Tailored Suits, Wash Suits, Crave-
nettes,etc, on sale at just Half Price.
150 pairs Women's $3.50 tan shoes in Goodyear welt and PQ
500 pairs Infants and Childs' tan or black $1.00 shoes and AQp
slippers in all styles, G9c and Jt
pairs Men's "CROWS" shoes In vici lad and velours, f fj
alf bluchers and bals lsU
Iook for the little white satin ribbon with the trade mark on inside of
The time Is ripe now for the GROVEIt shoes and oxfords. They are ex
pressly made for TENDER FEET. When your feet begin to pain and hurt put
on a QKOVER. Hayden Bros, carries l!ti styles of this Justly celebrated shoe.
We carry more styles and sell more GROVEU shoes than any store west of
All $100.00 garments from the Efl OH
r'lln. A Cn. Ktnnk at J V7. J U
All $75.00 garments from the En
Cline & Co. stock at
Ettjant Wool Suits at Half.
$30.00 SUITS Jjjjg
$jo.ob" ' suits c . n
From 8 till 10 a. m.
Men's 50c Balbrlggan Shirts
Drawers In all
sires, at per
From 10 till 11 a. m.
Ladies' fine Cambric Drawers and Corset
Covers, trimmed with clusters
of tucks and laces, 25c to 39c
MP IT'S CONSEQUENCES
A large furniture car loaded with DRESSERS, CHIF
FONIERES and SIDEBOARDS was shipped by an eastern
factory to a dealer here. This shipment was made contrary
to Instructions through a mistake in the shipping department
and on this account were? refused by the consignee. We were
fortunate In securing the entire consignment at a big discount,
and will place the lot on salo MONDAY, JUNE 25TII.
OAK DRESSERS, OAK CI11FFONIERES, OAK SIDE
BOARDS all with French bevel plate miners will go at
fully 40 per cent below regular prices.
WATCH SUNDAY'S TAPERS.
Hayden' s Meat Section
Pork Loins, ft
Pot Roast, CI
3-lb., 5-lb. or 10-lb. pail Lard,
Rex, Star, Shield or Ol
Diamond "C" brand... O2C
$15.00 ' suifs-at
Stupendous Bargains In Wash Suits.
$4.00 Wash Suits, from the Cline 1 Eft
& Co. stock, at I.oy
$5.00 Polka Dot Wash Suits, trimmed with
tucks and embroidery, 2 48
Beautiful "white" Lawn"and Linen Suits,
fron the Cline & Co. stock, O QU
$6.00 values, at A.tfO
An elegant line of Wash Suits, from the
Cline A Co. stock, at $6.00, $7.50, $10.00,
$12.50, $15.00, $20.00 and $25.00 worth double.
Handsome Cravenetle Coats from the Cline 6
Co. Stock at Half Price.
All $50.00 CRAVENETTES 25 QO
ALL $30.00 CRAVENETTES 15.00
ALL $25.00 CRAVENETTES
ALL $20.00 CRAVENETTES
ALL $15.00 CRAVENETTES
We have Just received an Immense line
of EXTRA SIZE SKIRTS In handsome
voiles, Sicilians and serges; prices $5 to $15.
Call and see them.
$6.00 Skirts, from the Cline & O AH
All $!i0.W garments from the OS fin
Cline & Co. stock at
All $m.0O garments from tljb IE rfl
Cllno & Co. stock at
$8.00 Skirts, from the Cline &
$10.00 Skirts, from the Cline &
$1.00 Waists, from the Cline &
$2.00 Waists, from the Cline &
$3.00 Waists, from the Cline &
An Exquisite Line of Evening and Dress Waists
from the Cline 0 Co. Stock at Half.
wais,s- u, 50
I3.MJ, Waists-J0 00
$15.00 Waists- J ijQ
Children's Dresses, In fine zephyr gingham;
piues, lans ana reels; ages 4 to
12 years, worth $1.00, at ,
Children's Dresses, in fine ginghams and
lawns, all colors and white, splendid
value, at w.vx, fci-w, fi.W), $2.50,
$2.00, $1.50 and
FROM 8 TILL 9 A. M. Women's 'lttr
Dressing Sadiues Uf
FROM 8 TILL 10 A. M. Women's Silk
Underskirts, all colors, $5.00 O QU
values, at A.O
FROM 8:30 TILL 9:30 A. M. enn
Women's House Dresses, at 3"v
FROM 9 TILL 10 A. M. $1.00
w rappers, lor.
Saturday Hosiery Bargains
Greatest hosiery sale ever held in the west. All (he hose from
the Cline & Co. stock at prices which will move them quickly.
All Ijidies' and Children's Hose In black 1 Ladles' Fancy Hose, worth up
n wl ..... !,... n f 1,1 111., .....
uuu itiii ill ii i rum ill iiiuu i.'t; iv li'v; jg ,iC. at..,,,, m m&
on it'iii imiK-mi miliar', w line C I
they Inst at, pair D C i Ladies' Hose In plains and fancies,
Misses' and Children's fine Ribbed
Hose, worth 1! at pair OC
BOYS' BICYCLE HOSE, heavy ribbed,
in all size, quality, Q
nt pair OjC
Ladies' Fancy Hose In nil the new
ehndes and patterns, worth f ft
2Cc, at lUC
33c and 3nc quality,
Men's Hose In fii; nuico cotton, black
and tans, 13c quality, at, 7
Men's 23c Fancy Hose, 11
23c to 30c Men's Hose In all the new colors and silk embroidered, choice,
From 11a. m.to 12 m.
Ladles' Lace and Plain Lisle Gloves in
all colors, a regular 50c qual
Ity, during this hour only,
Soft and pliable natural fibre Alpine or
lyegUKee shapes, splendid
values at $4.50,
Sonnett Yachts with 3 inch crown and i
inch brim, extra wide bands, very
Men's $2.00 Soft and Stiff Felt Hats, the
finest line lu Omaha,
Children's Sailors and Mexican Straws
in fancy braids, strong and
Saturday . .,
MILLINERY CLEARANCE SALE
SATURDAY OUR GREAT MIL
LINERY CLEARANCE SALE STARTS
AT THE MOST WONDERFUL
PRICES EVER HEARD OF,
$12.50 TRIMMED HATS
$8.30 TRIMMED HATS
$0.50 TRIMMED HATS
$5.00 TRIMMED HATS
$3.50 TRIMMED HATS
$3.00 TRIMMED POLOS
$2.00 TRIMMED HATS
$1.00 CHILDREN'S TRIMMED
BOc BUNCHES FLOWERS
We carry a complete line of
Sheet Music, both popular and
classical, and can supply the
trade. Anything that is wanted.
Come in and see us and have the
85c Utica Mills Sheets,
81x1)0 size, at
75c Utica Mills Sheets.
72x00 size, at
75c Mohawk Sheets,
81x90 size, at
G5c Mohawk Sheets
72x1)0 size, at
05c Standard Sheets,
SlxlHt size, at
From the Cline 0 Co. Stock
COc Linen Finish Sheets,
SlxtlO size, at
50c Home-Made Sheets',
72x!H) size, at
18c Utica Mills Cases,
45x3d size, at
lfic Utica Mills Cases,
42x30 size, at
10c Mohawk Cases,
42x30 size, at
L5c Linen Finish Cases,
45x3H size, at
12M.-C Triumph Cases,
45x30 size, at
11c Triumph Cases,
42x30 size, at
Saturday Corset Specials
Models to lit all forms, prices to fit oil purses. The most
particular buyer cau be perfectly suited here.
For Saturday we are showing 50c Tape Girdles 39c
75c French Batiste Corsets with hose supporters attached In
either short or deep hip effect, snaps
All the Standard makes in newest models and fabrics, AAA
for sale here up from l.UU
NEMO SELF REDUCING CORSETS for stout flgurei J Jft
In heavy and batiste niiiterlals, at ,D)
SEE OUR LA MARGUERITE, the queen of good cor
sets, up from
SPECIAL PRICE SATURDAY
Gold'filled Frames, 10-year guaran. f CO
fee, all styles, worth 93.00 l.DJ
Aluminoid Spectacles, fine Imported AO
lenses, usual price $2.00 JOC
All CLASSES FITTED by EXPERT OPTICIANS
A 25c package of Colgate's Dental
Towder and a cake of Cashmere
Boquet Soap, guest room size, I C.
all for Ifci
Large can Violet Talcum
For Sunburn use Eastman's Benzoin
and Almond f
Cream I JC
How About That Vacation Trip?
Is your old trunk in condition to withstand the baggage smash
crs attentions? Is your suit case fltto be seen in decent company?
If not it will pay you to visit our Trunk and Grip Department
$10.00 Trunk Special $7.00
Flat top. covered with heavy duck, wlrtn
Iron binding and center band. Malleable
iron trimmings, has brass monitor lock
ana neavy slue Dolts. High,
set up tray with Inrgo hut
box, regular $10 value,
special Saturday at
The Best $5.00 Suit Case
In the city, made of selected leather, with
neavy corners, nas pousnea brass lock
and side bolts, made on Btrong steel
irame ana nns unen lining
with sheet fold, a good
case for hard usage.
Special Saturday ,
IN THE BASEMENT
English Decorated Sponge Bowls, each... Be
Crystal Fruits, eaelt 2c
Tin Top Jelly Tumblers, each 2c
Decorated Cuspidors, each 9c
Large sizes Decorated Salad Bowls.
Handsome Seml-l'orcelaln Tea Cups,
Fancy Edge Shelf Paper, all colors, 10
yards for 2Vfco
Great Sale of Granitevrare
H4-quart Coffee or Tea Tot, worth 41c
at .' 23c
2- quart Coffee or Tea Pot, worth He,
3- quart Coffee or Tea Pot, worth 65c,
No. 8 Granite Tea Kettles, each 6u
6-quart Granite Pans, each 16c
Granlto Kettle Covers, each
Granite Wash Basins, each 19,5
Granite Baxtlng (Spoons, each Bo
3-quart Orunlte Kettles, each &io
3-quart Double Granite Cookers, each 9o
White Lined Granite Water Palls, each.Cio
Granite Tea Stcepers. each 2:10-
6-quart Preserving Kettles, each 29o
One set of six Table Mats, each Xo
jHpan Chamber Pails, each 29o
Cherry Pitters each 4sio
Steel Grass Hooks, each 12o
Tea and Coffee Specials
Interior Java Blend Coffee 2fo
Mandeling Java and Mocha Coffee 2.'Ho
Aranlan Java and Mocha Coffee 2io
Golden Rio Coffee 12"0
Special Blend Mixed Tea 2a
Sun Dried Japan Tea 2,'m
English Breakfast Tea 2Co
FEEDING TIME FUR BIG FISH
Scenes at Sew Tork'i Great Aqiarmm
When the Dinner Gong Kings.
THOUSANDS OF SUBMARINE CAPTIVES
Food for SIS Different Species of
Fishes mad Water Animal Dl
t tribated Dally A Remark.
The New York aquarium Just now Is one
of the city's most popular and Interesting
how places. Over 2,000 submarine captives,
representing 213 different species of various
Ises, strange and unfamiliar In shape ami
brilliant In coloring, disport themselves lu
the 100 wall tanks and spacious floor pools,
forming a never-changing panorama of
deep-sea life, the largest to be seen any
where In the world.
Nearly .IA dally, or, In round numbers,
1,616,770 persons the last year passed through
Its doors to study and view these live wond
ere of nature. The attendance is probably
not equaled by any other Institution In the
world. The present director. Mr. C. II.
Townsend. has carried on Important sclen
tiflo researches for the government, espe
cially la the Ashing and fur sealing In
dustries. He Is recognised as the leading
authority on these and kindred subjects re
lating to marine life.
Two years ago the aquarium was turned
over to the management of the New York
Zoological society. Many innovations have
been Introduced, which now afford the most
palatla1. and up-to-date borne for exhibiting
fishes In existence.
One of the busiest places in the aquarium
which Is not generally seen by visitors Is
the fishes' kitchen. Here, from morning
until the middle of the afternoon tho
steward Is kept hard at work preparing the
dally menu for the vast crowd of pisca
torial boarders. All of the food Is first
class, and Is kept fresh and cold In a largo
les chest, and when ready for use Is placed
In various tin receptacles. Several attend
ants devote the best part of the afternoon
to serving out the rations.
The food Is varied to suit the slxe of the
specimens, and consists of beef (sliced.
chopped or minced), liver, Ash (cod and
avarrUig uosU)-aod olaius. Ail ths fish In
the markets are headed and eviscerated be
fore use. TBe cod and herring are halved,
the backbone deftly removed with one
sweep of the knife. The rest of the flesh
Is cut Into strips of different lengths. In
summer a great deal of live food, such as
minnows, marine angle worms, small crabs
and crustaceans, such as sand hoppers. Is
UBed, being better for the collection In gen
eral. In winter marketable foodstuffs are
largely consumed. A special collector Is
kept busy the year round foraging In ad
jacent bays and ocean shores to keep the
Ashes' larder well stocked. The average
board bill for the aquarium's guests for a
month la 1100.
Some New Arrivals,
Among the chief specimens of the aqua
rium at present, from Its size as well as,
from the fact that It Is almost new to the
general eye. Is the curious sea cow, or ma
natee, from Lake Worth, Florida, probably
the only one In captivity. The animals In
their wild habitat are very shy and cau
tious, disappearing Immediately upon ap.
proach. Owing to their peculiar tropical
habits, they are given special treatment
and care, such as a suitable warm temper
ature, between 70 and 72 degrees, for the
water of their pool and a sufficient quan
tity of nourishing food. El grass and let
tuce leaves strongly tempt their appetite.
The former, however. Is used In more
abundance when obtainable; a bucketful Is
usually given for a meal.
The manatee Is a female, eight and one
half feet long, weighing 600 pounds, and was
captured by "Alligator Joe" at Palm Beach
In a large drag seine of extra strong ma
nlla hemp made for the purpose. Numer
ous attempts were made at different times
for a mouth, and seven manatees escaped
and broke through the net before one was
Anally obtained. The female was placed
about June of the last year In a tlle-llned
pool, twenty feet long by thirteen feet wide,
with a depth of four feet of water. The
latter Is renewed nightly.
The feeding of the animal is watched with
unusual Interest by the visitors. Mr. W.
Do Nyse, with a suspended handful of eel
grass, can coax the manatee to rase her
head and neck completely out of the water.
Sea cows have a peculiar structure, hav
ing no front teeth, hind limbs or hip bones,
but a huge heaverlike tall. Their bones are
said to be the heaviest known among mam
m;il. The best view of the creature Is
obtained when the water Is drained from
llie pool for tank cleaning, when the whole
i form la strikingly ouUuiod against the
white tiling. The home of the sea cow In
the United States is limited to the Indian
river lagoons of the east coast of Florida.
Other species are found In various tropi
cal regions. In captivity they live seldom
longer than Ave or six months, but the pres
ent specimen has survived nine months.
The care and express transportation on
such a large Individual Is considerable, and
almost equals Its sale value, A huge tank
was constructed and Ailed with Just enough
water to float the massive body.
The sea horse Is probably the only Ash
with a prehensile tall. He uses this In a
monkey-like fashion, constantly anchoring
hlmsejf to weeds, stones and sticks. The
position of the body Is usually vertical,
especially In swimming. They are found all
along the American coast, from Cape Cod
to South Carolina. There is, however, one
remarkable feature about them, little
known generally. Contrary to the rest of 1
the animal world, the eggs while hatch
ing are carried by the male In a pouch, and
the young are said to return to this for
shelter. Hundreds, probably thousands, of
baby Individuals are thus -transported
around by the paternal member of the fam
ily in his strange Incubating pocket, while
Mrs. Seahorse, released of care, roams
The clever maneuvers of the two little
harbor seals from the Maine coast come
In for a great share of the popular inter
est. One of these was shown at the
World's fair at St. Louis. They ars hearty
eaters, and devour strips of cod and her
ring for their luncheon. These are usually
thrown Into the pool, but are oftentimes,
when the seals come high on the platform.
suspended over their beads for a moment
and then eagerly snapped at. The seals
are rapidly disappearing from our coast.
Owing to their ravages on the Ash many
of the New England states offer a bounty
of from $1 to 13 for their destruction In
order to protect the Ashing Industry.
DlOiealtles of reeding.
The nine-foot alligator from the Florida
keys Is one of the most reluctant and Ir
regular feeders. Several days, and even
weeks, will pass without his taking any
food. He Is roused from stupor by being
punctfed with a pole. His anger Is shown
by growling, accompanied by opening his
ponderous Jaws a foot or mors, when the
attendant swiftly lodges a big Ash. which
Is held in readiness. Into bis mouth. He
wss captured by "Alligator Joe." Alli
gators are new searc and difficult I at
tain, owing to- being extensively hunted
for their leather. New York Herald.
PATIENT PLODDERS GET THERE
Prises of Life Are Less to the Swift
Than to the Persistent
A wide outlook upon life tells us that the
prizes of life are less to the swift than to
the patient plodders. Looking back upon
his long career with his students, Mark
Hopkins once said that If the brilliant boys
carried off the recitations, the plodders
carried off life's prizes.
Every college-bred man can recall Illus
trations of this shrewd observation. The
student who was universally admired ws
the one who lingered on the campus with
the field sports until the last moment, then
rushed to his room, flung down his cap,
snatched up his book, glanced at the lesson,
thought like lightning, drew on his reserves
In answering questions, and, drawing out
the professor, who did the real reciting, and
so gleefully making a "brilliant recitation."
Just beside him was another student, who
had tolled half the night over the same
lesson, mastered every Jot and tittle, but
who blundered In telling what he knew
and was marked a grade lower than his
Then when twenty years have passed the
plodder is the employer, trusted, honored
and successful. The first youth did not
gain the heights by his sudden, brilliant
flight. The second reached the height,
climbing In the night while the other slept.
The history of men of achievement Is
the history of persistent plodding. Gibbon
writes his memoirs nine times. Newton
rewrites his chronology sixteen times. Ad
dison collects three volumes of reflections
before he writes his first paper for the
Spectator. Turner made 80,W drawings
and ended with his "Slave Ship" and Im
mortality. The great words are purpose
and perseverance. Blessed Is the; youth who
can say, "This one thing I do," and who
understands ths other Injunction to hold
fast the chosen purpose.
The rewards of persistence Justify this
emphasis. The husbandman sows his seed
and tolls on, and persistence reaps the har
vest. The scholar opens his books and tolls
on. and persistence reaps fame. The re
former attacks the evil and tolls on, and
persistence destroys the evil. The force
that U constant will always overcome
the force that Is less constant. Indeed,
there never lived a man who came to any
thing who lacked this quality of pertinacity
How is It that the mountain climber
reached that summit of 23,000 feet? Plainly
by going on and on until his foot was on
the last stone and the whole earth was
under his feet.
The , motto of David Livingstone was In
these words: "I determined never to stop
until I had come to the end and achieved
my purpose." When Livingstone's work
In Africa was done the dark continent
was mapped out and spread fully before the
merchants of the world. He crossed Africa
four times and marched for days up to his
armpits In water, endured twenty-seven at
tacks of fever, was surrounded with ene
mies on every side, faced mutiny, poisoned
arrows, wild beasts, the bite of serpents,
but never gave up. By sheer dogged per
sistence and faith In God he conquered,
acting as If he thought his body was as Im
mortal as his spirit.
Young man, hold fast to your purpose.
If trouble rains blows on your fingers grip
your work the harder. If you are utterly
.worn out, sleep, and then smilingly lift your
burden and climb' on. Difficulties are chal
lenges to character. Even your success Is
but a place where you are to encamp for
the night. When morning comes march on.
Be not content to get forward, try to get
up. Never let go of your work, never give
up your Ideals and never desert your duty.
And when the end comes, as It will, though
you regret a thousand things In life, you
never will regret holding fast to the Inter
ests commlttc-d to your hands. Dr. Newell
Dwlght Hlllis in the Record-Herald.
Jut What Everyone Should Do.
Mr. J. T. Barber of Irwlnvllle, Ua., al
ways keeps a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea . Remedy at hand
ready for Instant use. Attacks of colic,
cholera morbus and diarrhoea come on so
suddenly that there Is no time to hunt a
doctor or go to the store for medicine.
Mr. Barber says: "I have tried Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem.
edy, which Is one of the best medicines I
ever saw. I keep a bottle of It In my room,
as I have had several attacks of colic, and
It has proved to be the best medicine I
If you hsve cnytoing to trade, advertise
It In the For Exchange column of The Be
want ad page.
A LESSON IN HOSPITALITY
Schoolma'ams on a Stalled Train
ChalU Ip Twelve Meals
to the Company.
"Twelve schoolma'ams from Chicago,
debtor to Santa Fe railroad, for soup,
steaks, chops, potatoes, tomatoes et al 2I."
The "et al" in this account Is to be taken
seriously, although one waiter who served
the schoolma'ams Insisted on Joking about
It In a dismal sort of way.
"They near et al, foh a fack," he Bald.
The Identity of the schoolma'ams Is a
secret with the railroad. All were passen
gers on the Santa Fe train from the west
due to arrive In Chicago at 8:47 o'clock
Tuesday evening, and were on their sum
mer vacation outings after a school year
spent In Iowa and Kansas.
Consternation fell on the contingent when
the train stopped midway between Nixon
and Fort Madison, la., and it was explained
that, because of a washout, fun her prog
ress toward Chicago would be delayed In
definitely. The distress was accentuated by
a summons from the diner.
"Breakfast is now ready," was the call
of the wild.
The twelve confided In one another.
"I can't afford to eat In the diner," said
one. "I'd figured on railway station lunches.
In fact, I'm nearly broke. And here we
are, 'way out on the prairie."
The others made similar confessions. It
was decided to pick wild flowers instead of
eating breakfast. The party had left the
train when a broker from Wichita, Kan.,
named Walter H. Ward, came forward with
a helpful suggestion.
"Better go in the diner and get a swell
meal before you start out," he advised.
"You know In case of a delay the railroad
company stands treat for all the eatings "
The twelve learned upon Mr. Ward and
rushed for the diner. They Inspected the
menu cards closely and critically and they
ordered from it exhaustively and apprecia
tively. The waiters were Impressed. They
thought they were catering to a lot of
When the meal was finished there were
no tips. Neither was there any money In
payment for the checks which the waiters
"It's on the railroad, you know," ex
plained the youngest school teacher, pleas
antly. Then the twelve rose and waUud out of
the diner. The waiters overcame a desire
to faint and pursued the twelve to the
prairie. In vain they demanded payment.
Kindly but firmly they were Informed thut
if the railroad did not settle the bills the
accounts would remain unsettled. The only
concession obtained was the nameB of the
twelve, affixed to the order cards.
These cards, it Is understood, were turned
In to the superintendent of dining car serv
ice when the train finally reached Chicago
Wednesday morning. Thut the Santa Fe
will see fit to make use of them, except us
souvenirs. Is considered improbable.
It Is not of record how the twelve ap
peased their hunger between breakfast time
Tuewday and their arrival In Chlcugo. Chi
Bob by Was Wise.
He was one of those proud fathers who
are always trying to tell their sons to
grow up with an ambition for a high office.
"Now, Hobby," he said one morning, "sup
pose you aspire to be president."
"All right," replied Bobby, "and now
please give me the price of a 'big stick.' "
"A big stick? Why, what kind of a big
stick, my son?" '
"Why, a big stick of candy." Chicago
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