Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 22, 1908, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 8, Image 16
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. "Wot election?" "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 drop?" "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 a bath." "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?" "Thursday," "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. ao G 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 that night?" "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 tobacco. "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 even again." "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 cashed In. "Gimme a little more o' that sleep Juice, Jim. I'm goln' to take the next train to Philadelphia." ABOUT PLAYS AND PLAYERS (Continued from Page Seven.) Some Bood Uaada. "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 train. ' "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 for Itself. 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 way. 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 Revenge." 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. 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