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l HAVE THE PALACE )j
CLOTHE YOU ON Dri" AcUjXLL if' ,f th
( t yourself. Our Prices are the
: best wearing. Come in and
f -i-ii 3 : t ;
Extraordinary Bargains on Sale Saturday.
A Full Line of Shoes, Hats and Furnishing Goods
S Fourteenth and
ONE GOES. THE OTHER STAYS
Man Wis Refuses to Answer .Ques
tions About Burnlna; Car
' la Seateneed. .
H. E. Frost end John Monahan, arrested
an' uueplclon of bclmf Implicated In the
burning of a car of'furniture at Emerson
a 'few days ago, appeared in police court
Friday morning. Ftot was discharged, as
he was able to satisfy the officers that he
waa only an innocent bystander, but Monu
lian was sentenoed to ten days in jail. He
refused to answer questions propounded by
the Judge and disclaimed all knowledge of
the fire. , , ,
Rich-Priced Violins. V
The Trices In Europe for old violins are
ery high and are the same In every city
nd the dealers don't seem to care If they
irll them or not; '$8,000 to $10,000 is a reg
ular price for a Stradivarlus, and third
flans Italian violins coat more than $1,000.
August Gemunder sayi In the - Violin
World that no dealer in this country can
pay such fancy prices and . pay Uncle Sam
15 per cent. duty besides. ' He urges that
the duty be greatly reduced. If not ttken
off entirely, on old violins, so the dealer
rati purchase some of the Instruments
As It now Is, almost all .Americans who
study abroad buy their violins abroad also
nd bring them Into the United States
Without paying one cent of "duty. This is
lowest; our Merchandise the ?
let us talk it over. J
o.l- ci . i 4
a $ I
Men's Long Overcoats, in
plain and fancy mixtures, vel
vet collars, $7.50 and $8.50 val
I f I
Men's three-quarter length iT
black or blue Kersey Over- fa
coats. Best Italian lined, vel
vet collars, $13.50 values Sat
Rtrouse & Bros., Form Fit-
' ting Dame Fashion's newest
ideas in Overcoats. The new
est in fabrics and styles
$25.00, $20.00, 18.00
in Men's Suits -
Men's high grade Suits in all
the new prevailing styles, best
wearing fabric's,' correctly tail
ored, $15.00 and $18.00 values.
not' fair for the dealers here, says Mr.
Gemunder. Judging by the prices asked
for old violins abroad, one would think that
Europe is collecting the ' duty : that the
United States , places on stringed instru--ments.
New York Buu. -
Now la the time to make your wants
known through the Be Want Ad page. ,
Hallway 5tea and Personals.
Railroad reports show another snow
storm Is raging in the west. Friday morn
ing at 2 o'clock It was snowing all the way
from Denver to Cheyenhe on that branch
of the Union Pacific.
Thomas A. Lawson, assistant general
superintendent of the Northwt-stern lino;
located In Chicugo, was in Omaha Friday.
BuslnesH on the Bious City-Ashland line
Is reported as increasing at a remarkable
rate, two trains Tuesday handling nearly
forty cars of through freight destined to
the north and south. A new tlino card
will be needed If this business keeps up.
The Burlington yards will soon bo com-
f 'U ted at Ashland, and the delay to trains
which is now a great hindrance In getting
the trains through, will be done away
with. The greater part of the grading l
now completed and the rails are bring
laid, and. within a week some of the. new
rclla can be uaed.
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. Bellevaera to Belle-e.
Word has been received that slxty-ttve
o'.d Uellcvue settlers will accept the invita
tion of General Manager Smith of the
Omaha tc Southern Intemrhan company
and ga to fiellevue Saturday afternoon for
the celebratlnn. A special car will leave
Fifteenth and Famam streets at I o'clock
Saturday afternoon to convey the old set
tlers to Bellevue. Bellevue is an older
town than Omaha and was once a rival
to Omaha for metropolitan honors, but
Omaha took tho lead and kept It.
of this most nutritious of all foods
have already been consumed but
CHEER UP !
Good wheat is plentiful. Flour mills
steadily. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
cleanest, largest, most modern in the world,
day in and day out to supply you with your
cracker. So Uneeda Dlacultare still in
the price is the same
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
Lively Times ntlh a Crew of Will
.Men Perilous Crnlae I ea
Open Boat la the
No c!us of men In the whole world have
the palmy days
tucket and New I
daring deeds than the.
of New England, who In
r.r wht nc. wnen rsau
tucket and New Dedfonl boasted of a com-
blned fleet numbering a trifle short of "0
vessels, traversed every ocean on me jime .
Reared on the shores of the turbulent At-
Untie, they inherited an Inborn love for
It violent. Btorm-toeed billow, and it
might .truthfully be said that they rather
enjoyed doing battle with the. angry waves
I Give one of the New England whalemen a
staunch boat of the whaleboat type, and he
i will chance many an undertaking; from
which others less familiar with such crnft
would shrink. And from this class of
I hardv seamen there have arisen many
i heroes of the sea
I The heroic deeds of these mariners might
fill volumes, yet theirs is a story which
remains unwritten, simply because their
' n-ts of daring have been In the line of
duty to employer. The words of the Im
mortal Pern. "We liavo met the ene:ny
and thoy are ours," and the dylig appeal
of the brave Lawrence, "Don't give up the
I shin," will live forever, for with them is
carried the memory of heroic acts in naval
affairs which truant much to this nation
I T hey
They appeal to every true man and woman
admire bravery. "Vet heroic acts have
performed on the great ocean which
railed for far more courage than was ever
displayed In any conflict at sea urged on
In the heat of most intenso excitement,
Wild Men In the Crew. 4
The ship Sharon, while cruising In the
Southern Patltic, had the usual luck which
followed whalers in that warm latitude-
desertion of members of the crew and
Captain Howes Norrls found It necessary
to recruit from tho Kings Mill group of
Islands. It was the act of a commander
who was put to the last result In thus ship-
wild men to, assist In working the
and the remnant of tho crew who
; remained ' loyal to Captain Norris found
trouble the moment those savages stepped
j on deck. They were utterly useless as
sailors; they could neither go , aloft nor
stand a trick at the wheel. They were use
ful only in tailing on In handling the ropes,
j In a whaleboat they were even worse than
j a dummy, and so it was that In the fall of
! IS 12 the Sharon found itself in a peculiar
j predicament while on the whaling grounds.
; Alter these savages, four in number, had
been on, the whaler two weeks they re
pented of their foolishness. The' restraint
; of ship life was too much for them, and
with each day they gave evidence of
trouble, but no one on the old whaler
feared the quartet, knowing full well that
they could easily be handled with the tirst
appearance of an outbreak. Captain Norrls
was only a young man. with ideas of bis
own about discipline. It was his effort in
maintaining discipline that had caused the
deawrtions, and It was In reality his own
doing that brought on the trouble which
One afternoon whales were raised and
every ' boat was lowered, leaving on the
ship only Captain Norris, a' Portuguese lad
named Jose dos Reis-and the four savages.
Oftentimes in giving chose to whales the
boats go a long distance from the ship, and
so-lt was that day. While tho boats were
away the. Kings Mill-Islanders executed a
scheme which no doubt bad been in their
minds for days after leaving their island
home that of taking the ship. While Cap
tain Norrls and the Portuguese lad were
on deck watching the boat engaged in the
chase tho four Bavages bounded from the
forecartlo decorated In war .' paint and
armed with spears. . The Portuguese lad
had the wheel at the time and. seeing them
coming aft. sang out to Captain Norrls, but
ust too late, for the captain was Instantly
killed by a spear thrown by one of the
would-be sailors. . This caused the lad to
run for his life, and he fled to tho mizzen
rieging. up which the savages did not dare
ascend. They bad control of the ship, bow
ever, and knowing nothing about a vessel,
it' va wed and wabbled like an old scow
adrift. Its strange actions attracted tho
attentiou of the olUcera away In . the boats,
and after signaling each other they gave
tip pursuit of the whales and headed Tor
the ship. As the boats approached the
Sharon the Portuguese : lad warned the
crews to be wary and explained what had
Attacked lir Jamei.
Reaching the vessel the savages allowed
fight, darting a spear with unerring aim
are , grinding
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rer.t,;a,dnn;m:h: w. "ee (
aetting any nearer. Smith was In reality I
the commander, the death of Captain Nor
rls Imposing the duties upon Mm. lies
however, was at a loss what to do. Third
Mate dough suttRested that the hoala
make a dash for the ship together, rench
the deck and overpower the Inlanders. T!ut
Mr. Smith did not care to take such a
chance. For two hours the bnnts hung
about the-ship, out of Tnnse of the spesr
of the natives, dough asked tn be put
near the ship for a chance at hitrpoonlnR
the dark skins, but Mate Smith hadn't the
nerve to try that plan of capture. Then
Clongh suggested . that with darknetia lie
would swim to the ship and enter the
cabin, where he could procure firearms
and at the first shot the boats' crew were
to make a dash for the ship.
The Sharon, fortunately, had two old
fashioned square windows astern, making
possible the plan proposed. Clough took
tho water ahead of tho shiu. It being In
the game to keep the savages Intent on
tho boats. He slipped out of his boat
noiselessly snd swam under tha water, in'
tending to reach the side of tha ship and
work his way along to the rudder, but the
moment he let himself over tha whaleboat
the Sharon was taken aback by the very
light wind with no one at the wheel, and
when he reached the surface he faund
himself some distance from the craft. In
that latitude to strike out and make hi
way to the stern on the surface meant
a dead giveaway, foe. the phosphorescent
water was unusually brilliant and con'
tact with it ould cause 'such a sparkle
as would he sure to betray his approach.
He was a clever swimmer, and he knew
that if he struck out for the ship the game
was up. And right here Is where ho dis
played excellent judgment. He didn't daro
go down for fear of creating too much
disturbance of the water, but instead
"treaded water" until near enough to the
ship to be unobserved by anyone on dock,
when he went along the side until he j
reached the stern. It was a cleverly per
formed act, fof, as every swimmer knows, 1
"treading water," while producing little or
no agitation of the surface, Is extremely
Reaching the rudder, he climbed up and
entered through the starboard window
looking down upon two sharks which had
turned for a nab at blm Just as he drew
himself up on the rudder. He had divested
himself of all clothing, and when he stepped
into the cabin he was as free from encum
brance as the four savages In control of
the ship. He obtained two muskets and a
pair, of cutlasses from the captain's room,
and just an ho started to go up on deck,
after loading the guns In the dark, for he
dare not strike a light, he faced one of the
savages. The struggle? was a short one. but
the noise occasioned brought the others
aft. and for a brief period, which must
have seemed hours to young Clough. It wss
a fight against big odds. Clough came off
Mllo, who knew that Captain Nye was to
make a dash for liberty, and every man
on' that old ship prayed for his success.
Captain Nyo had lost the ship Abigail
by the Shenandoah a short time pre
vious while cruising In the Okhotsk sen.
This was on Saturday, May 27. and the
captain and his crew were taken to the
Shenandoah as prisoners. His pluck ns
serted Itself even while a prisoner on the
steamer, and he made Captain Waddell's
life anything but pleasant while on board.
His star was a ahort one, but lor
enough to suit Waddell and his officers.
who, when Nye was forward In Irons,
dreaded conversation with blm. Of the
twenty-seven whalers destroyed by tho
Shenandoah it) northern waters, twenty'
flve were captured two months ufter the
victorious, two of the savages making good
their escupe 011 the death of their eecond
companion. At this point the crew In
charge of the first officer reached the ship,
which later was taken to Sydney, N. S. W.
The news of dough's daring reached New
Bedford long belore the ship returned home,
and upon his arrival he was given a royal
reception. His next voyage was as master.
It was certainly a daring act.' one which,
has not sinco been equalled. Like a true
hero, however, he celdom during, his life
alluded to It.
No more heroic deed was ever performed
than tliat undertaken by Captain Ebenezer
F. Nye and the brave men who volun
teered to peril their lives In an open boat
In the summer of 1SC5, while prisoners on
the bark MIIo In , the Arctic ocean. It was
an act which startled every prisoner on tho
ship at tho time, for within.. Bight of the
Mllo, which bad been captured by the
Shenandoah and bonded by Captain James
I. Waddell, its commander, was the rehol
steamer Itself, its crew keeping a watch
ful eye on the prisoners who had been
transferred from the steamer. , It was Cap-
tain Nye who was the leading spirit In this
undertaking, and he took with him roPti
known to ba fearless sailors from his Capo
Cod home, who had put him onto many a
large whale, and right hero It may be
stated that tho men who go up onto 'them
leviathans of the deep must of necessity
be endowed with wonderful pluck. The
very boldness of that midnight undertak
ing on June 22 appealed to those on the
civil war had closed, and Captain Nye
hud tho courage to face the commander
of the Shenandoah and tell him that he
was engaged In an act of piracy, showing
him lata papers giving the details of the
downfall of the confederacy. Waddell
would not listen, and when Nye In plain
English called him a pirate who deserved
hanging at the yardami tho during Cape
Coddcr was forcibly removed frcm Wad
dell's presence and placed In double irons.
Even that punishment did not break tha
whalemau'a spirit, and when later the Mllo
was captuied it was with relief that the
officers of tha Shenandoah, saw Nye go
aboard the prison ship. Little did thoKo
men think that the frail but energetic
whaling master would ba the means of
thwarting them In their piratical under
taking. But he was, and the owners of
the ship which ha saved, on his return
home, presented him an elegant gold time
piece as a memento of that event.
Cptaln Nye had not been long on the Mllo
when he began his plans for his brilliant
dash. He learned from late captives that
quite a number of tha Arctic fleet lay to
the northeast of Cape Naverino, oblivious
of the fact that tha Shenandoah was in
that latitude ready to wreak ruin and de
struction on Yankee property. Picking liia
men, one of the whalcboata was secretly
provisioned, and In tha dead hours of night
he, with his brave men, lowered that small
boat and put off to the rescue of other
whalers, reaching the unsuiectlng mari
ners, ship by ship, until all Itad been
warned. It was, Indeed, a courageous act,
for had he and his boat's crew been caught
they would have paid , the peruilty with
their lives. But they suceeded after a most
perilous cruio In an open boat in thut icy
ocean, and the best part of this story Is
that every ship warrul by tha daring Nye
succeeded In making Its escape from the
clutches of Waddell, who raved at his luck
when ha learned that their escape was due
Xj3 the Abigail's firebrand Yankee, as ho
called Captain Nye.
The remnant of the Arctic Beet reached
San Francisco in vafety. where Nye and
his boat's crew wers Joyfully received.
Captain Waddtll had frequently remarked
to his purser, C. li. Hunt, that Nye was
the boldest Yankee he ever saw, and pre
dicted that a dozen such men on the cruiser
would have taken the steamer, and he was
more than pleased when Nye left the Shen
andoah, but he lit tin droumed of being so
cleverly balked In a scheme which ha fur
months had planned to execute. As It was.
up to that time Waddell struck tha most
1 sever blow ever given a commerc'al in
dustry la tld country, and tba saving of
a Bortloai of tha fleat wa a god-seud to
Aaraln Wm Invite You to Interview the Manaar
About the Cost Credit
Hundreds railed last work and hail oudionco
one on the matter of "credit service" tho greet mod
on our Manager 1b extended to the public at large an
much more generous, no much nioro dignified and
want to tell everybody about it whether they buy or
to stop In and talk with our Manager on tho matter
vantage to do bo before opening a credit account any
tomer Is lck or out of work, and in cane death renin
are given the gooda without another cent being paid.
d k ft a
1 Special Oak C95
Heater at J
. Like cut, guaranteeed
make, elaborately nick-'
el trimmed; heaviest
castings, all new Im
provements and thor
oughly guaranteed. Ac
tual value of this stove
Your Money's Worth.
L or Vour Money Back
txa.nly-like cut shown. Made of
white maple, giving it a clean san
itary, appearance;, top has conve
nient spice drawers as shown,
base is extra well made, size Ii6x
4ti, two bins, two drawers and two
boards. Easily a $10 value, as you
can see at a glance, and you'd bo
asked that for it elsewhere.
Tanas, $1 Cash, 5 00 Weakly
$2 a Month
94 a Month
the merchants of tho Massachusetts whal
Tha courage displayed by Captain Nye
and Ilenjaiiiin Clough Illustrates the char
acter of the men who were engaged In tint
industry in tho palmy days of whaling. The
heroic deeds of this class of mariners
should find a place in the history of tho
brave men of this nation New York Her
ald. NEW BILLS HARD TO COUNT
Cashiers Liable to Make Mlalafcea In
Handling; Fresh 1'aper
"Do you mind taking new bills?" Inquired
the paying teller.
"Do I mind new bills? Certainly not.
In fact I prefer them."
"KveryboJT doesn't care for new green
backs," said the bank cashier. Then he
added: "It la a common idea that bank
tellers do not care to give up crisp paper
money. As a matter of fact, nine cashiers
out of every tep try to get rid of new
money as quickly as possible after rcosjving
It. There is grave danger to the average
paying teller in handling unused money.
"New bank notes stick together. Fre
quently the Ink Is not thoroughly dry
Iurlng our rusti period wa handle a great
deal of money.' It Is the easiest thing lr
the world to muke mistakes with new blllr
when In a hurry to relieve a long line of
waiting patrons. When possible we give
out the new bills during hours when there
is no rush. I'd rather pay out l.OUO.OOO old
bills than 100 new ones."
"These bills are new enough, that's sure.
But I seem to be a twenty short. I'll count
them over to make sure. No; they are
all hero. Two were stuck together."
"That's Just It," laughed the cashier.
"One cannot be too careful In handling
then. I count old bills over twice. I
have to count a pile of new bills half a
dozen times.'' New York 8un.
Her Easy Day.
"Bridget, you used to work for the
Pneers, didn't you?"
"Made you earn . your money, didn't
"They did, mum."
"Routed you out of bed good and early
In the morning?"
' "Not on Mondah mamin'. That was the
day Mrs. Pneer paid me. on' aometlmes
she'd let mo alupe till noon, so she cud
kupe the money longer." Chicago Tribune.
Heat Veil far llrrari.
One of the gravest perils which Are fight
ers ara constantly fat ing is the tierce heat.
After successful trials a newly Invented
"heat Tell" has been Introduced into praa.
Uoe at Cologne. Germany, where 2 aiaa
I-KT HAItfMAN K KATHr.lt IQl It Mf
with our Manager. He interested and instructed every
crn method of merchandising. ( The invitation to call
d to YOU. We' know our plan of vreillt fclvlng i
so much more hclyful than any other that we Just
US' or not. So we again make the Ini tiation general
of credit service. You'll find It greatly to your nd
where. Hartruan requires no payments, when a cus
ves the breadwinner of the family the dependent ones
Hartman's Saturday Sale Special
0c fffj; 10c
This match safe and burnt match receiver Is made of gun
barrel blue steej. ulmont indestructible, and of handsome
finish and very neat in appearance. It measures six Inches
in diameter, is complete, with two holders for matches, a
receiver for burnt matches and two steel scratcher plates.
The only way to make a match safe Is to have a plare in
vour match holder for the burned matches This match
sate is one or me mi urm-tn-iti a 1 1
we could place on sale. It affords,
safety against nres, has large capacity
and there Is simply no wear out to It.
It is easily worth 25c and sold for that
elsewhere. At Hartman's Saturday from
1 p. in. until 10 p. m., or until all sold...'
fefe)-- ' to
lm mm$ . . .
Steel Pa nge
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ments, complete With high closet, as
. shown, six holes, large 'ovun and hro box,
pouch feed, duplex grate. This range is
; easily a $45 value and you'd be asl.ud
Hint for. one not as good in any other
; store In Omaha.
Credit Terms, 93 Cash. 7 So Wsekly.
22 GREAT blOKKS XUKOLGHOl'X XUK tT.
have been supplied with the appliance. I'ha
veil is made after the principle of a Safety
lamp, with double windows. II is com
posed of fibers of cane, which possess the
peculiar property of retaining water for a
considerable length of time. The veil Is
made damp before being fastoned to the
fireman's ordinary brass helmet. New York
Weapons Were ot rrruarr.
The railway platform at Heidelberg was
crowded with hurrying of many nation
alities, but the Amei lcan,traveler from Con
necticut, who was trying to reach his
family, felt that one man pushed against
him with unnecessary roughness.
"S-e here," he said, turning on the of
fender, "you stop Jostling me that way."
He had hardly expected his words to be
understood, but the young man whom he
had accosted drew himself up huughtily
and said In excellent Knglish, tinged by a
slight German accent:
"I am at your service, sir, at any time
"Well, now, that's something like," said
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,lve,ur' hlng his arm, into tha
hauchty young man'... '-You caj th,
Krip of mine and take ma to a ood hotel.
You re Just the man I've been looking- for
and didn't know how to flnd."-y0uth'a
Aa Inexperienced Candidate.
"Here:" exclaimed tha trusty henchman.
"That'll never do."
"What Is the matter now?" asked tha '
candidate, who never had run for an office
'These campaign clgara you ara diatrib
"Why, they're real Havana, and tha b't
I can tlnd In tha market."
"That's the trouble. Half tha fellow
that smoke them won't know tha difference
and the other half will think you ara too '
big a fool to ba trusted with a publics Job.''
If 70a have anything to trad advert laa '
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Bee Want Ad page.
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