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THE OMAHA SUNDAY P.EE: NOVEMBER 22, 1008.
DID I1E CET EVEN? Oil, YES!
Sleepy Man Telli of Thirty Cents Won
at Draw Poker.
GAME -BEGAN AS FEEEZEOtlT
OIek aa fivoi-K aaa Harry and
Other mmd Last of All a Wlld
Eyed Wnlmrr Jast
! Dropped la.
"Bay. Jim," said the hot sport of Long
Acre Square, en he stepp'd wearily toward
the gorgeous alab of onyx on which Jim
sorvea liquid refreshments to any and all
who are able and willing- to pay for onys.
n the aide. "Say, Jim, did you hear any
thing about an election the other day?"
And he bowed hla head toward the alab
as one suffering olther from audilen access
rt reTerence or strong yearning for slum
ber. Naw," aald Jim, ever alert for kidding.
"Dunno," aald the hot sport vaguely.
'Seexna like the last I heard was 't some
lody named Tait wai runnln' against
Bryan. But I been busy. Did anything
"He didn't run agalnat him. lie run over
him," observed Jim thoughtfully. "But
how la It you sobered up ao audden? You
look almoat rational."
"That reminds me," waa the dreamy re
sponse. "I came In for a drink. Haven't
had one f'r a week, so you better make It
"What la H," demanded Jim with some
how of Interest, 'Just a droam or are you
on the way to the funny house?"
"No dream. Fact," .replied the hot sport.
"Tell you, I been busy.
"Went 'round to Billy Hovey'a pipce one
night. Nothing doing. Bill and me atarted
a freexeout f'r a hundred Just to pass
time till the gang come.
Pursued by Moving Pictures.
"Say, d'you ever watch one o' ttiem
moving pictures so steady you c'd aee It
goln' after they put out the Mghts? Well,
that's me. Say, Jim, what day is this?"
"Well, it was Thursday we begin the
game. Must 'a been a week ago. Mebbe
two or three weeks, I dunno." And his
Voice trailed oTf to a murmur.
'"Who win the freeseout?" asked Jim.
"Nobody. We played along f'r an hour,"
aald the hot sport, rousing himself, "an'
Dick an' George Beebe came In, so we let
'em la fr 'em In f'r table stakes. That's
what atarted it.
"I bought once an' George bought twice,
but nobody waa accumulatln' till Harry
OJang set In. 'Feared like he must a'been
vsln' four-leaf clover f'r breakfast food.
Kvery second deal somebody'd go to the
bone yard, an' Harry must "a' had near
three thousand In front o' him, when Joe
Irish took a hand.
"He must 'a', busted Harry's luck, f'r
everybody except him begin to win, sud
. den, an' that three thousand went In three
rounds. 'N when Nick Wheeler an' Dave
Murphy aet In the game begin to gut some
swift. They waa buyln' five hundred at a
crack, an' the ante was ten call twenty.
"That waa when I first thought o' quit
tin.' My roll begin to look like a ciga
rette paper an' nothin' come my way f'r
more'n seven hands, but Just then every
body oome In on a Jackpot, me havln' the
last say, ao I took a long shot with nothin'
but a red queen to pull to an' I shoved up
all I had left.
under the table an' we give his chips to
the nigger to keep for him. Then Joe
Irish vu took sick an' w give hla wad to
the ambulance surgeon.
"But they kept comln' In as fast as they
dropped out, an' long about Monday
morning, I got that movln picture effect.
Say, what's good to drink when you feel
that way? Ulmme some of It.
Well I couldn't begin to tell who didn't
set In 'fore we quit. There waa one chap
they aald was a district leader uptown
came along with the wad he had f'rm
headquarters an' we took that away from
him In about six deals. Last I seen o' him
the nigger waa feodin' him out of a bottlo.
even "Than" to the Good.
"Then Just as I thlnkln' o' quittln' again.
beln' sumethin' like sevpn thou to the
good there wns a wlldeyed westerner
showed up with a herd o' cattle 't he'd
sold In Chicago, an' he looked si easy I
says to myself I'd better get a few horns
and hoofs so I played light along.
"Cun.e to think mebbe that was election
night. Was there any noise on the street
"Didn't hear any," said Jim.
"Well mebbe It was the church bells
Sunday. Anyway you couldn't hear the
cards fall when they was dealt, but I laid
that to the way the western man chewed
"He played for a day or two. One time
I remember I boosted him some, beln' In
love with three Jacks 't was scattered
among my hand, an' lie cameyback at me.
"He'd been bluffln' 'fore that an' I built
high on them Jacks, 'specially when he
took one card, but he filled his f!u?h an'
I didn't bitter, so 1 stayed along to get
"Did you get even?" asked Jim.
"Yep, I win 30 cents net on the sittin.
Great game, draw1 poker. I'd ha' played
longtir but there was only five of us an'
the other four all went to sleep, so I
"Gimme a little more o' that sleep Juice,
Jim. I'm goln' to take the next train to
ABOUT PLAYS AND PLAYERS
(Continued from Page Seven.)
"There waa soma good hands out that
time. George had opened on a straight,
an' ha throwed In ' a white chip, entirely
reg'lar. Then Joe, slttln" next, he boosted
It a hundred Just f'r a starter, he said, an
Harry seen hlin an' raised It two.
"Bill said he wouldn't Insult his cards
with nothin' less'n a thousand, an' I set
like a stougMen bottle with nothin' more
to put up, so I never looked at my four
card draw UU the show down. There must
ha' been a million dollars In the pot by
that time, an' Bill took nlghly all of It
with a ten full, but when I turned my
hand over I found a queen full an' raked
down fifteen hundred.
"That give me a fresh start, even It It
didn't put me quite even, an' when Dan
White an' Pete Baacom an' Larry Wheeler
an" VJack Hag en came Into the game "
"Say," Interrupted Jim, "hpw many o'
you waa playln' In that game o' poker?"
"Oh, there was some of 'em dropped out
(Saturday night," said the Hot Sport.
"Harry Bang for the first. He rolled
UNCONSCIOUS FOOT BALL GAME
Man Who Played Without Knowing;
What Happened After Kick
In the Head.
"Every time I hear about men being
hurt In foot ball accidents," said the man,
"I recall a game that was played down at
Annapolis some years ago between Colum
bia and the Naval academy team.
"One of the men on the Columbia team,
the quarterback and a very prominent
player of the year, started the game In
good condition, but after part of the first
half he was kicked in the head In one
scrimmage. It took some time to get him
around, but he suddenly arose and gave
a signal. The. two teams lined up and
the play went right on.
"This man went through the game and
no one noticed that anything waa wrong
with him. When the game was over and
the Columbia team was on the way back
to New York In the train this player, who
had, appeared to be In a brown study, sud
denly turned to the man next to him and
asked: 'Who won the game? What was the
score?' and a number of other questions
that made It seem as If he hadn't been
anywhere near the field of play.
"The players were greatly surprised and
thought perhaps the kick In the head had
hurt the man so that his mind was affected.
Later they learned that he was unable to
tell what happened from the moment he
got the kick In the head until the time he
recovered consciousness, so to speak, on the
' "His playing of quarterback and his giv
ing of signals had been entirely automatic
or rather sub-conscious. The case was
referred to frequently In the psychology
courses at Columbia, you- may well Imagine."
It Is a pleasure to hear Mr. lined sing
"Good Old Georgia."
Claud and. Fannie I'sher have a dandy
sketch this time. "Fngan's Decision" Is
the title of the piece. The sketch Is full of
genuine human Interest; pathos and humor
are deftly blended. Miss Usher's charac
terisation cf "Patsy" is a neat bit of act
ing. The part la taken from real life.
"Spare-ribs." the dog in the piece, Is a
Russian mouse-hound discovered In a Chi
cago pound. He Is said to be the homeliest
dog In the world.
The Murray fl.-Mers bring with them a lot
of catchy son, wlnm me personnlltles,
mart raying and a wardrobe that speaks
Vlnle Daly needs no Introduction. She Is
of the famous Daly family. Miss Daly
comes from the big musical comedy com
panies, having but recently been a feature
In Cohan's "George Washington, Jr." Miss
Daly can sing and dance In a spirited
Raffln has a collection of trained mon
keys and baboons. One of the animals
presents a burlesque on Charmion In his
famous trapero disrobing act.
Hlbbert .and Warren have a comedy act.
In which clever piano playing and eccentric
dancing are the features.
Base ball fans may expert something of
Interest In the new klnodfome views show
ing the Tigers and Cubs playing the na
tional game for the world's championship.
Tickets for Thanksgiving week are now
on sale. Get the habit of making early
reservations. Dally matinees.
' Latest Trlek of Crooks.
Breaking into houses where funerals have
Just taken place and plundering them Is
spoken of by the Berliner Tageblatt as tne
latent trick of the thieves of that city.
While this may be a new form of criminal
ity in Berlin, says the writer, it Is really
only an Imitation of an Incident described
in Dio Casslus as having taken place 2,500
years before Christ. The historian says
that when the consort of the emperor was
laid away in the mausoleum at Memphis a
band of Greek marauders entered the de
serted palace of the Pharaoh and took all
the precious stones and metals and the
women slaves, and reached the banks of
the Red sea with their phinder. Only two
of the band were captured and they were
turned over by the ruler to the wise men,
by whom they were vivisected In the In
terest of science. No matter how muoh the
robbers of the modern houses of mourning
may be despised they need not fear that
form of punishment.
Beginning today, the patror5s of the
Cameraphone theater, 1103 Douglas street,
will enjoy a rare treat In talking pictures,
as an exceptionally strong bill will be
presented. Eva Tanquay, the noted and
mcst talked of comedienne on the stage
toc"r.y, will be seen and heard In her fa
mous song, "Success." Miss Tanquay Is
without doubt the highest salnrled artist
before, the footlights at the present time.
The Cameraphone company, recognizing
her great worth and ability, and also anx
ious to pleaso the public, has secured her
services at great expense, and will for the
first time present this fair young actress
to the people of Omaha. Notwithstanding
this star -act, Thompson and Ray will be
seen In their clover duet hit from "The
Earl and the Girl." "Pining Out," the
famous Parisian skit from "Fluffy Ruf
fles," will also be shown, making In all
an entire star bill. On Thanksgiving day
the program will bo a special one and ex
tremely strong. Souvenirs will be given on
that day to each lsdy attending the per
formance. Much Interest has been aroused by the
announcement of the production of a now
play at the Krug for three days, starting
Thursday night, entitled, "Frltx, the Wan
dering Musician." The star In the nrv
play t e'oe Hortlz, the well known tenor
singer, who has before pleased the patrons
of the above theater. In his past success,
"Our Friend Frltx." The new play emln
ates from the fertile brain of Crane Wil
bur. "Advanced" melodrama Is the term one
New York critic applied to "The Creole
Slave's Revenge," one of A. II. Woods'
most magnificent productions, which comes
to the Krug theater for two days, starting
Tuesday night. The term is amply applied,
for nowhere in the melodramatic field Is
there such a play as "The Creole Slave's
George Ade's quaint comedy, "The
County Chairman," which will be presented
at the Krug for two days, beginning with
a matinee today, evidently has no rivals
In the esteem of the public, for Us tour Is
one long triumph, attested by crowded
houses. whlci approve with heartiest
laughter the many drolleries, well drawn
tres and pictorial features cf the play.
"The County Chairman" appeals especially
to the lovers of light comedy, and the
graphic and clever portrayal Of characters
which Mr. Ade has transferred from na
ture, furnish a fund of merriment to the
playgoers who appreciate clean-cut and
truthfully painted humanity.
When the question of practicability arise, a suggestion for
the home naturally presents) itself.
The products of the great eastern and foreign factories of .
which we are the sole representatives in the west of fer a pleading
eolation to the problem of choice in the ChribUnas Gift.
Our displays in reading lamps, drop lights, canopies, etc.,
were never so beautiful as now. To the exceptional distinctiveness
of our assortment is added that much sought quality exclusive
With our regular force of intelligent aud courteous employ
eea we offer you special attention and helpful suggestions at this
As the holidays approach, our work iucreasea, and, for this
reason, we urge you to make selections now. We will reserve any
selection you make and arrange to deliver It any time you dosig
By a special plan we have inaugurated for this season's busi
ness, expensive presents may be purcliased and their cost not
noticed. You may select your article now, and, if you prefer,
pay something whenever you ran, and, when you order it delivered
at Xmas, it will be ald for, and the coet will not be felt.
Visitors are corJiully Invited.
Burgess Granden Co.
Wholesale and Retail Gas ana Electric Fixtures
1511 Howard Street
RANGE OF AUTOGRAPH PRICES
What Collectors Ask for the John
Hancocks of Past and Present
The last year has been one of splendid
opportunities for the collector with capi
tal. People who have never before been
willing to part wit their heirlooms have
yielded to the need of ready money and
the wealthy collectors have been aole to
make excellent finds.
On the other hand, the last year has been
fatal to thoso in the business In. a small
way, for sales have been practically cut
"People can get along without colonial
candlesticks, while we have to have our
bread and butter just the same," a New
York antique dealer complained, y
However, the vendors of these luxuries,
now feel a change In the air, and prophesy
great business this winter. This conns
nearest home to the autograph man, for
in the last year, from all sorts ' of unex
pected quarters rare and interesting letters
have come In for sale, a veritable gold mine
for dealers, who are now preparing to dis
pose of their hard time finds. iRecently one
parted with a signed letter of Edgar Allan
Poe for $123. The purchaser was another
dealer who in turn expects to make a good
profit on It
"The fascination of this business," ex
plained a Fifth avenue collector, "la that
you never can tell what Is going to happen.
Bsme woman you have never seen before
opens the office door, walks In with a roll
of papers under her arm, and you find
letters you've been looking for for years.
Yet again, an immense package of papers
may be worth practically nothing."
There are distinct fashions In the auto
graph business, so the experts say. Twenty
years ago everyone wan collecting the let
ters and signatures of famous actors and
opera singers. Today the dramatic line is
dead, and a letter wriun in the own hand
of a bright and shining Broadway star is
rated at J6 cents, while that of an old
favorite like Maggie ' Mitchell brings 76
The presidents of the United States are
always in demand, staple goods, with fixed
prices. It Is a little surprising to find that
; the handwriting of Zachary Taylor and An-
I drew Johnson is more valuable from the
( collector's standpoint -than that of either
Washington or Lincoln. The explanation
lis In the greater rarity of the former,
for both the national heroes had a vulumin
I ous private coricpo.idence and In their
official capacity Inscribed their names to
! thousands of drafts and documents. On tho
Other hand, Taylor's president. al career
was very brief, and Andrew Johnson ab
horred writ ng, permitting his a. n to con
duct almost all of ills cat respondini'e.
Waanlngioa and Lincoln, moreover, have
the doubtful honor of having the greatest
number of bogus leUeraaud signatures,
purporting to be genuine, passed off on the
unwary collectors and the trustful public.
While the demand for presidential signa
tures is steady, they are not a great ex
travagance. As fur the statesmen who es
caped the White House, those of Uenry
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FOR THIS WEEK'S SELLING WE HAVE ADDED A LARGE COLIECTION
OF NEW COATS -TUE MOST REMARKABLE DISPLAY OF THE SEASON
' Do you realize what an unusual thing it. is to have one hundred or more
styles to choose from, and each style distinct in itself and different from the
others? Here you will find coats for every occasion, in the new directoire
and empire styles, half' fitting coats and tight' fitting coats, in strictly plain
tailored or trimmed effects.
Prices -$17.50, $25.00, $29.75, $35.00, $45.00 and $55.00
A Showing of INJcw Tailored Suits
New tailored suits will be shown Monday, both in the plain tailored long coat
models and the trimmed styles, showing embroidery braiding or satin. The materials
are imported broadcloths and fancy suitings. '
Prices -S3S.OO, S45.00 and $50.00
Sale e Tailored Suits at S25.00
Women who have been accustomed to paying considerably more than $2").00
for their suits will be agfeeably surprised to find, after looking through our im
mense stock, that we are able to please them at this popular price;
and for this week's selling we have added several hundred new
suits, all beautiful styles. Sale price.
Mink and Lynx Furs
A magnificent collection of mink and black lynx sets and separate neck pieces
and muffs will be placed on sale Monday, and we advise our patrons. desiring to
make selections should do so at once, because we cannot assure that such attractive
prices will continue.
Black Lynx Sets at $30.00 to $75.00
Black Lynx Pelerines or Throws; on sale
at $15.00 to $40.00
Mink Pelerines or Throws; on sale at,
from $15.00 to $100.00
Mink Sets at $27.50 to $210.00
New Broadcloth and Satin Dresses
THREE VERY SPECIAL VALUES.
New costumes made of satin, duchess or chiffon
broadcloths. In Empire effects; waist hand
somely embroidered with lace yoke, new nious
quetuire sleeves and full clrculer skirts.
Prices ....$10.50 $25.00 """I $35.00
New Net and Messaline Waists
Thousands of new waists will be placed on sale
Monday in the smartest new models of finest
quality net In white or dyed and French mes
salines, In all the rare colorings.
PRICES: $5 $7.50 $10 $12.50 $17.50
To be divided among exhibitors from the different States at
I Tlnll Kl
BER 9th to 19th, 1908
See especially Union Pacific exhibit of California, Oregon,
Washington, Idaha and Old Mexico products. You cannot
afford to miss this-interesting sand instructing Exposition.
Como to Omaha via
Electric Block Signal Protection.
The Safe Road to Travel. .
For beautiful Corn Exposition Folder call at or address
CITY TICKET OFFICE, 1324 FARM AM STREET
PHONES: Dell Douglas 1828 and Ind. A3231
mm i in it
i.nu iM i ii nfc T
Clay, BtephPO A. Uouglas and Daniel Web
ster cost no more than that ut Sauilow. A
qurur will iiurohae one of Sumner,
BUine. Seward and many other prominent
There is grim humor In the fact that the
sigralire of Vie man who laid the Atlantic
cabl is valud ut 10 cents, while tliat of
Sarah J. Hale, author of what the collect
ors list as "an attempt at a national ode,''
la worth !-
The autographs of either Samuel Um
pers or Kuen Debs cot 3 centa, while,
od.lest of all. In the light of la recently
finished political campaign, one need pay
only a dim for th signature of Senator
Foraker, Irrespective of the nature of the
correBpoiidence to which it Is apHiidid.
If Americans seem to ralo their own pub
fice men rather cheaply compared with
thulr authors, the Kngliah are no better.
John bright and Kirhafd t'oLdcn are M
BO for '1 shillings S pence (01 cental, whli
fanning. I'almirstoii. Ljrd Liverpool,
brougham and Ixird John Ruaaell can be
bought for 1 shilling. Kngllah ruyally.
such as any one of the four tleorg s. look
very handsome In the alhuin at only 1.
while a mere prime sinks to 4 shillings.
New York Times.
Be "Want Ads" are business boosters.
COUNTRY LIFE, COMMISSION
President's Hoard for Improved l-'urm
t oudltluaa Will Uft Hla
I'reparaiions are being made for the re
ception of the committee of Country Life,
appointed .by President B'Xsevclt, which
has left Washington on a tour of the
country and wnich will reach Omaha, De
cember . at 7 a. in., over the Union Pa
cific from Denver. The comtiilaaion Is
making a complete tour of the I'nit. d
Suites, now moving through the ajutheni
states to 8o Francisco, where the com
mission wilt be divided into two section,
one coming east via the Union Pacific to
Omaha, and the other returning over the
northern lines and meeting at Omaha.
The comnr.lttee Is composed of 1 If.
liailey of New York, chairman; Henry
Wallace of Iowa, Kenyon L. liutterfleld of
Massachusetts, Walter H. Page of Nortii
Carolina. Olfford Plnchot of the 1'mteJ
States Forest Reserve department, K. W.
Allen, executive secretary and ('. J. liluu-
rhard, statlatlcan for the
partinent and In chaige of
r ana i . j. miuu
i Keclaniiitlon diaf
of thj! paily. A
flee want ads are business boosters.