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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 4. 1000. TRACED! OF FATHER CAPON Downfall of the Hero of an Hour in Russia. TOT TO DEATH BY A RIVAL SPY Faetory Preacher Who Organised th Ned Snaday Proeeaalon n ft. rrlfnkin ' Tarnrd Be trayer of Bevolatloalsts. ST. PETERSBURG. March M.-Mnterlals for an Interesting aide chapter of con temporary history hfcve been gathered strong the debris of the Russian revolu tionary Junta at Geneva. AiMn from the revrlatlnns of Asoft's years of betrayal th chroniclers of the movement have di vulged the facta, concerning the late Father Oapon during the weeks following i the Sunday rising In Ft. Petersburg. ' I remember well the enigmatic figure of the llttl cleric on the night of that dis astrous day. He had been reported killed, wounded and prisoner; he was not touched. H was In a trnktlr (a worklngmans beer and tea room), near the Finland elation. His furtive expression and downward look suggested more the character that la now given him than the heroic nature . that would havs fitted those stirring events. In the Havremenny Mir (contemporary world) and Ruaakoye Bogastvo (Russian wealth) the social democrats and revolu tionary populists publish their respective versions of Gapon's relations with fhelr party chiefs when he appeared among them In Oeneva after the suppression of the workmen's movement In St. Peters burg. Teo neutsch, who makes the report t for the social democrats, describes the Initial astonishment and misgivings when the colony of revolutionary emigrants In L Switzerland read of the workmen's up heaval and of Father Gapon as Its leader. Astonishes the Socialists. One fine morning he completed their per plexity by appearing among them, dcclnr- 1ng himself a comrade. He was Introduced to the group and made the acquaintance of Its leaders. It struck them as curious that Owpon avowed that he had never heard their names before. He added frankly that ho knew nothing of the Inner history of the revolutionary movement. His talk with them was copiously sprinkled with the pro noun I; with remarks about his life, his deeds, his Impressions. The comrades ac cepted his harmless naivete; but they found co-operatton with him difficult when he said he knew nothing about Marxism and socialist principles and was sura they were all wrong. Soon he made the acquaintance of the social revolutionaries, the propaganda by deed men in the foreign directorate. "These ar the practical men that Rus sia needs." he said, and went over to his new friends. r-v, ihi, uviliMmin "A. 8." now reports to their comrades and subscribers , In Russia, tried to instruct him as a work- menYber of their movement. But from the younger members he derived the Impres sion that he was a popular hero. He saw the two wings of the party competing for his person, ami his self-conceit was de veloped accordingly. Item it !-! Be Leader. He would riot Le content with the posi tion of simple member of the party, but demanded tin leadership. First he asked for a place In the contral committee. This wss refused lilin ostensibly on the ground that he was uninstrucled In revolutionary principles and a newcomer in the move ment. Oapon thereupon resigned from the social revolutionary ranks and declared that he was above parties. He set himself organizing a movement for the unification of all the elements which aimed at the overthrow of the csar's government. He summoned a congress, at which the must extreme sections, im pressed by the renown of Gapon's name. took part. At the first sittings of this congress the unity movement went to pieces owing to differences over the pro gram to be adopted. Gapon failed, not so much because he underrated these differ ences, as because he was unable to grasp what they signified. He then swerved back to the social democrats end sought to reconcile those who held that their program should In clude wholesale assassination of the czar's agents with Ihe minority, who were for educational propaganda. In this also he failed. Meanwhile the October general strike In Russia hud forced the czar to yield the constitutional manifesto and a form of amnesty. Keenly expectant as to the future of their movement, many of the emigrant comrades, Gapon among them, returned to Russia. Gapon first tried to revive the old work men's union which he had organized and sent out on that fatal march the previous January. He was defeated in this attempt by the opposition of the committee of workmen's delegates, the body which had successfully carried through the general f (oes Over to Government, This wss the crucial stag- of Gapon's career. The new proletarian leaders In Rustle would not let him share their lead-rys- ershlp. There Is no evidence up to tills point that he had consciously betrayed any movement. His chief attributes so far had been his vanity and appetite for praise, his lack of knowledge of affairs and of mental power. But his elimination from the new direction of the revolutionary' move ment soured him. Both Leo Peutach and "A. 8." agree In their reports that after his failure to estab lish himself among the heads of the revolu tion he entered into relations with Count Wlste's government and received his means of subsistence from that quarter. He was enabled to go abroad with government money, paid him on the railroad platform as he left the country. He went to Monte Carlo and for a brief space treated himself to all the gilded dissipation that there were going; the rest or the moiiey he spent la Paris. He had now fallen to the depth when he would perform any Judas service lor money that would help him along with his pleasures. Aur.h a mn waa the deadiv rival tt ti,A spy, Asoff; moreover, Ms former status In mm through the critical ordeal with safety. No woman who uses Mother's Friend need fear the suffering incident to birth; for it robs the ordeal of its dread and insures safety to life of mother and child, healthy, stronir and rood 11. natured. eooiaisiagtaiu. sf - bl tnfurm&LlmM aiilu i by writing t ULAJMULD UOCLATOS CO. Atlanta. 0. the revolutionary movement would pi-obably tompt the political police department to pay him from the funds lh:it Azoff looked on as hla own. He was marked down for death, sentenced by Asoff, and strangled by Comrade Ratenherg In a hired cottage at Izorkl, near St. Petersburg, the day after ho reached the capital. The revolutionary historians who draw this picture of the ex-prlest explain that the tragedy wa the Trtitt of the man's character. He never was a revolutionary by temperament. His procession to the winter palace did not aim at a revolution or a constitution, but purely and simply at begging from the Czar protection for the factory workers among whom he preached against the oppression of the gov ernment officials. A simple shepherd leading his flock, that was howi he began. When the crash came and newfound that If he was to fight on for his beloved factory workers he must bo a silent Inconspicuous wheel In the revolutionary machine his weak character collapsed. It Is noted of him that during his sojourn In tho social revolutionary ranks In Geneva he took not only shooting but also riding lessons. The rx-fnetory preacher astride a high horse leading hla army! Like so many other visionaries fallen on adversity he could resist everything, except temptation. AMERICAN TRAINS IN ASIA Trial Test of New Rolling Stock on Sooth Manchuria Road. Consul Roger 8. Greene of Palny reports thnt the South Manchuria Railway com pany on October 27 made a trial run of the new American first-class cars which are to bp used for Its express trains connect ing with the Chinese Kastern railway at Changchun. The consul gives the follow ing accotint of this new train service: Tho train, consisting of a f rst -class day conch, two sleepers, one dining car and one baggage car, took a parly of Invited guests, leading Japanese officials, foreign consuls, foreign and Japanese merchants and news paper men, to the station of Chlnchou, a run of about an hour and fifteen minutes from Dalny. After an hour's stay the re turn trip was made at the speed at which the pxTVess trains are to be run, an aver age of about thirty miles an hour, reach lrg a maximum of about forty-flv miles per hour, so that the guests were able to observe the behavior of the cars under actual service conditions. During the rids back luncheon was served to the party. The company officials who were present, amohg them the vice president and three directors, were greatly pleased with the cars In every respect, and the guests were equally Impressed with their finish, equip ment and smooth running qualities. The sleepers, diners and first-class coaches are all Pullman standard cars,' equal to the best on any railroad In the United States and fitted with all -the latest Improve ments. They are heated by steam and lighted by electricity. The sleepers are of the usual American type with two drawing rooms at one end, each having three berths and a private lavatory. The express trains on which these cars will be used are to be run twice a week, leaving Dalny on Mondays and Fridays, thus connecting with only two of the trans Siberian express trains, the International Sleeping Car company's train on . the St Petersburg express. The South Msnchurla Railway company's liner Kobe Marti will continue to run weekly between Dalny and Shanghai to connect with the International express. It will leave Dalny. Mondays at 2 p. ni. and arrive at Shanghai Wednes days, while on the return trip It will leave Shanghai Friday morning and reach Dalny Sunday morning. . . The first express train left Dalny on October 90 at 8 a. m. A condensed time tatle of the main line Is forwarded giving the hours of arrival and departure at the principal stations. The Jcurney from Dalny to Changchun, which has hitherto taken twenty-five hours, will now be mad In twenty-one hours, thus bringing the pas sengers to Changchun at 6 a. m., an ar rangement made unavoidable by th time table of the Russian trains with which connections must be made. The south bound train will leave Changchun at 8:40 p. m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will arrive at Dalny at 6:lB the following even ing. ROAD BUILDING TO MUSIC How Major Kennon. Got Hustle Work Out of Filipinos and Won m Bet. Major L. W. V. Kennon, now commanding a battalion of the Tenth Infantry at Fort Benjamin Harrison, in building the famous Uenguet road through the mountains of northern Luzon, Philippine Islands, accom plished a feat called humanely Impossible. It took music, money and a mongrel army of 4,000 men to do It, but Bcnguet road stands today one of the remarkable high ways of the world. Major Kennon's army of 4,000 road build ers rested only on Sunday. For ten hours of each day they forged ahead. On Sun days they reatnd In their quarters, house built of poles and grass. They amused themselves with dances, cards and game that appealed to she different nationalities. Major Kennon introduced music as one of the attractions along the lonely highway. He Is known for his resourcefulness and he does not deny that he used muslo to get better work out of the pleasure-loving Filipinos and other orientals. They did not like to work, and when they did It was with slow sluggish movement. One day Major Kennon decided to try music as an Impetus to seal. Ha assem bled his band, made up of men of all na tions, and ordered It to move quietly and secretely to a place where several hundred Filipinos were engaged In drilling holes In the canon walls. The hand stole up behind the slow-going drillers and suddenly He Only Owned the Honse. Two northern business men, passing through a, barren region of the south paused one day before a hopeless, tumble down habitation, one of them exclaiming: "Poor creatures! How do they ever make a living from such land!" At this the sag ging door of the hut slowly opened, a tall, lanky, poor white appearing, who drawled out to them: "Looky here, strangers, I ain't so durned poor ez you think I am. I don't own all this yere land; I Jest own Uie house." Harper' Weekly. And many other painrui and distressing ailments from which most mothers suffer, can be avoided by using Mather's Friend. This rem edy is a God-send to expect ant mothers, carrvinsr them " iAjj - , rvrir Tnii' iv nrnn vrr (JiHLL lUJi I J iLlUL 1LI Adventures of Those Who Give the Show in Tents- TEXAS OPERA HOUSES SHUT TO IT Tlrohle Made by Whisky, Tornadoes, Law Salts ad Prejadlee In Towns of the Soath west riay the Blearest Money Maker. OCTHR1H, Okl., April 1 Hlmon Iegree, villain, stood on a ladder with a paint brush In hla hand swiping the side of his private csi. From a nearby wtndnw Eliza beamed upon him amiably, even with af foetlon, showing her white teeth an she smiled. The odor of ham and cabbage cam from the car kitchen. Tellow dandelions had begun to show themselves: the feeling of spring was In the air, heightened hy the scent of new tent stakes, newly oiled harness and fresh varnish. An "Cncle Tom's Cabin" company was preparing to abandon winter quarters snd lead the nomadic life of a tent show until frost snd the chill fall rains should forbid further exposure of little KVa. the dear child, to the dangers of pneumonia, The genuine ferocious Siberian blood Hounds seemed to divine the approaching hour of departure and were tugging at their chains. A bunch of marbl-eyed pickaninnies stood leaning over a fence at a safe distance speculating upon the awful powers of destruction possessed by the blof dhounds. "Yes," said Legree. a mild mannered mrn, who had accumulated STo.nno In good hard cash In th fifteen years he had owned a "Tom" show, "we are getting ready to go down the firing line and don't for a minute Imagine that we'll be able to dodge everything. This 'Tom' business is a life of perilous adventure. Storm Zone Is Marked. "There Isn't much trovble 'way up north nor 'way down south, but when you ap proach Mason and Dixon's Iln get ready for storms. It's where the frazzled edges of secession and unionism flap together that life Is hardest for us. And the worst place of the bad places Is south central and southeastern Oklahoma. There are 'Hesters' in that region only an hour re moved from the "bloody field of Billion. "Never heard about what happened to us In the spring of Well you should have been there. Good crowd at the show snd Legree Just In the act of larrupln old Tom when In comes a deputy sheriff with flv or six partners, all loaded with squirrel whleky and each with a sixshooter In bis paw. " Take to the brush, every damned on of you spotted leopards, and go back where you belong; you can't pull off this show In this here country.' That's what they said, and they meant It. "Everybody fell of the benches and ducked under the tent walls and lit out for home. The fellows with the guns hur rahed and cheered. Then each on opened a bottle of whisky and waded Into a nearby lake, where they paraded back and forth for hours, singing "Turkey In the Straw' and shooting off their guns. Some of us slept on the floor of the ear that night, fearing that a bullet might come through th side of th oar Into our bunks. Minister Makes Tronbl. "At another place a minister circulated a petition and got 250 signers asking the mayor to revoke our license. We had a dandy band that played selections from Faust,' 'William Tell, 'Martha,' 'II Trova tore and all that kind of stuff, yet the crowd stood In the street end Jeered snd said that the musicians 'played like a lot of-scared niggers.' That made us sore, but we couldn't do anything. "The petition divided th town. Th mayor refused to revoko the license. A local newspaper editor said our treatment waa an outrage, an! got Into a bully fight with a gun play for saying It. "Tact often quiets trouble. When I see something getting ready to start I stay clos around the ticket wngon and pick out the biggest bully. I begin talking In a free-and-easy-way, without his knowing that I belong to the show and Invite him to go In with me, paying for the tickets as If I were a stranger. Once Inside, the bully becomes Interested In the perform ance and the vaudeville and acrobatic stunts between the acts and grows friendly. "The prejudice against negroes Is fierce In soms parts of Oklahoma. A ntfmber of towns will not permit a negro to get off the train. At such towns I kept my negro singers secreted In a car, took them In closed carriages to the tent at night and opened the carriage door right against the door of the tent. Once lnskte and on the stage th audience couldn't tell whether the negroes were genuine or Imitation. Sora 'Plaea" Towns, "There are towns In Texas .nd Missis sippi that are simply plzen. In on Texas town th town band came down th street playing 'Pixie' and followed by a mob of 260 men and boys. W cancelled th per formance and pulled out of town. Never get Into a fight In such places; you'll get licked to a dead certainty, and maybe killed. "We call another place, Six-Shooter Junc tion, after having had all the windows of our cars shot out there on night. In Texas one theatrical circuit will not book a 'Tom' show In Us opera houses, being unwilling to take chances, and no 'Tom' show has ever idayed the opera house clrcut in that slat. "There's taOOOO net for the man who can get th bookings. 'Tom' would draw Just .as heavily as The Clansman,' which sets Texas on fire about three times a year. Once Inside a show a southern audience usually ceaaes its hostile demonstrations against a 'Tom' performance. There Is no play more appealing In It pathos, and when the story of 'Uncle Tom' grips an audience prejudice usually gives way to tears. This season I'm going on the firing line In Arkansas; you may see my name In the newspapers some day. Prohibition In Texas. "Getting back to Texas, let me tell you of a fool thing that happened at one town. Prohibition was a red hot Issue in Texas at the time, and we switched from Tom" to Ten Nights In a Barroom.' There was Intense bltternesa between the opposing partisans, and to show their contempt of their enemies antl-prohlbitionlsts often came to a show with a quart of whisky, drinking publicly whenever thirsty. "At the performance I refer to, Joe Mor gan had entered the barroom of Simon Slade and asked for a drink, only to b refused by Slade, In whose place Morgan's life had been ruined. Joe was complaining of his misery and the cruelty of Slade when a great, big Texan stood up with a quart bottle of whisky In his hand and ex claimed: "'Here. Joe, damn it, take a drink with me!" "And the rascal walked up th runway and onto the stage. The man playing Joe Morgan wss a teetotaler. But the sight of the advancing Texan, deep In hla cups, unnerved hliu so that he took several swal lows from the bottle st the urgent request of the owner. "I was playing Bade, and was puzzled to know how we ciutd gt rid of eur bottle friend without a break In the performance. The Texan leaned against the bar, per- tertiy st home, and crossed nis high-heeded bocts In a comfortable attitude. Th audi ence tittered. "Then our unsalaried actor saw several barroom loafers at a table playing an Itraglnary game of cards, but without real cards, as public card games in Texas were forbidden by law. Th Texan pulled up a chair, sat down st the table, drew a greasy deck from his pocket and deslt everybody a hand. The loafers had too much respect for the town marshal to take up their hands and moved gingerly away, leaving the friend of Joe Morgan alone In his glory. The Texan finally became diguted, walkrd down the runway and disappeared." Money In a "Tom'' Show. "Uncle Tom's Cabln" Is said to have taken In more money at the box office than any other theatrical performance In the world. Outside the larger cities It seems to be as popular as ever. Among Its most devoted patrors sre church people who could not be Induced to attend other theatrical performances. The tent show has grown to he the most pipular way of presenting "Uncle Tom." and is more easily managed than an opera house show. One man without experlenc in the theatrical business started a 'Tom" show with a cash capital of $250. That was fifteen years ago In Nebrsska. H now has a fortune of $80,000. The street parade with Its ponies, alle gorical figures, Its Torsy. Its I.lttl Eva, Its bloodhounds and Its brsss band Is the strcng drawing cs'rd. The shrewd manager sei ds a complimentary ticket to the hesd of each farmer family within a radius of ten miles of the town where he shows. "It is a certainty that If ma goes' the children will go," said a manager, "and the thing to do Is to get the children to begin begging ma to take them. The compli mentary ticket does the work. "A Tom' show seems destined by fate to be the target In the business of getting stung real good and hard, probably because of Its humble story " said a "Tom" vet eran. "Now what would you think of a deal of this kind: "In Kansas my cars were In a railroad yard where I was paying the railroad company for service and protection. In a lot more than a block away was a fool colt. Cnht by Oraftere. "One of my dogs began barking, the colt began running and went into a barb wire fenc. cutting Itself bsdly. In a Jiffy the town constable tied up my show upon complaint of the owner of th colt, who sued tn in a Justice of the peace court, where I was stuck for $150 damages. I could have beat the case by appealing It, but the cost of delay and litigation would have amounted to mor than $160. which I paid and left town with murder In my beaj-t "In another Kansas towq the band In th street parad scared a spallned old scare crow in a livery stable lot. The skat trhsd to Jump a fence and fell and broke Its neck. Stung? Well. I guess yes; Just $U worth. If there, are grafters In the show business they are driven to It by this kind of injustice." The manager of a tent show pays close attention to the weather, especially In the southwest country, where a tornado is likely to. form In an hour and blow the feathers off a chicken. Threatening clouds are watched olosely and If danger Is sus-peeted-th audlenc Is warned to leav the tent. Often there are Jocular Individuals who tell the people that they are being fooled and that there Is no danger. The showman meets this with the bluff of having his workmen begin pounding stakes . and loosening rope with as much noise as pos sible. If the audience Is dismissed and the tent down and sent the performers to roasted. "I missed It once In western Kansas," said a showman, "and came near getting lynched. The clouds were the worst 1 ever saw pea green and fuzzy orange all mixed togetfier. I got the crowd out and the tent tdown and sent th performers to th ear. "No storm. In about twenty minutes I saw 3U0 people headed by the mayor and the town marshal trotting toward the show ground. We held a pow wow. mad it plain we were on the square and offered to put on the show if the crowd would help put up the tent and the seats. They agreed, and we put on a show that tickled 'em to death." Bloodhonnds t'aknown. The genuine bloodhound is unknown ia a "Tom"' show. He is so small In size and so lacking In appearance of feroolty that he would be a failure as a drawing card. The dog commonly used Is a Oreat Dane, and he fills all th requirements. The dogs cause much trouble by fight ing among themselves and attacking strange dogs. Once locked In combat It Is not easy to pry them apart. Ammo nia Is usually held to their noses to make them loose their hold. These dogs soon learn the business of th stage, snd ten minutes before their entrance they begin an uproar of baying. The piercing scream of Liza as she starts across the ice Is the cue that makes their clamor wildest, and they never miss the cue. One "Tom" company has had five Evas from the same family, th father being an employe in the Chicago postofflce. The oldest la now happily married and lives at Oklahoma City. When these girls reached the age of 11 or 12 years they were taken out of the show business and placed In school, where they seemed to be brighter pupils than other children. The Liza of this show was the wife of the manager. She looked after the wel fare of the little girls, taught them their lessons regularly two hours a day, and took them to Sunday scnool every Sun May. At Saturday matinees th town children are asked to stay after the per formance and visit with Eva and se the ponies, etc. The fascination of tent-show life has a strong hnid on uiany persons and many are drawn into it in unexpected ways. An awkward boy In a country town learns to play the trombone or me flute; a show In need of a musician comes along, and the awkward boy goes on the road at $8 or $10 a week, with expenses. In a "Tom" show the average salary of all performers Is $10 a week and ex penses, for a season of about twenty-five weeks. In St. Joseph, Mo., is the son of a minister who ran away with a "Tom" show when a boy. Afterward hla father educated him tn the law. Occasionally he abandons his practice, and for diver sion plays four or five weeks with his old friend and employer. Then he goes back to briefs until the wanderlust seises hltn again. BOYLE HEARING AT SHARON Preliminary W III of Kemade Kidnaper Be Held Wezt Week. MKIti'KK, fa . April S.-It lias bten de cld.Mt that Mrs. Boyle, charged with com plicity In the kidnaping of Willie Whitla, will have a hearing at Sharon. It fs prob able that the hearing will be held toward the end of next week, when th WhIUa family returns from Atlantic City. Wmli NEW BRITISH FONMARER H. 6. Pelissier'i Show Makei London Laugh. FOLLY THAT AMUSES ENGLISH Consists Largely of Bnrleaqne Its Inventor Naturalised German . -'Potted Plars" n Feat a r f the Entertainment. IONDOS, March 34. The greatest fun maker tn England today Is a German who Is a naturalised English citizen and who has burlesqued and laughed at everything in the country. His latest joke was to outwit the censor, and so successfully did he accomplish It that all Oreat Britain has shaken its sides with laughter. This was the burlesque on "An Englishman's Home." H. O. Pellssier. for that is the German Englishman's decidedly French name, started giving public performances twelve years ago, beginning with short entertain ments at seaside resorts. His troupe of three women and three men were all dressed as Pierrots and they billed themselves everywhere as the "Follies." Mr. Pells sier wrote all the words and music of the songs, and as far as there was any book to their burlesques, he wrote the book. As fortune continued to smile upon the venture the troupe found themselves In demand at privaee entertainments, and at last they made their way to London and In the small Queen's hall gave their per formance to large audiences. Then King Hdward sent for them to come down to Windsor and amuse him and they suc ceeded In making him laugh till ths tears rolled down his cheeks. After that the "Follies" were stamped as the leading funmakers of England. Tlfty took a lease of Terry's theater In the Strand and Mr. Pellssier proceeded to "pot plays" and burlesque London's mati nee idols. Joked Hla Own Show. .His posters were original, for all of them made fun of his performance. One, for instance, had a picture of the theater with the audience rushing headlong out of the doors snd Into the night. Cndemeath was th Inscription, "Hundreds turned awp nightly." The subtlety of this Joke took some time to penetrste, but when It did people flocked to' see the man who had a sense of humor great enough to laugh at his own show. Now the "Follies" are a recognised Lon don entertainment. And yet It Is the sim plest entertainment after all. When the curtain first - rises there are seven chairs In s row, mlnlstrel fashion. Presently out from behind a black curtain come the "Follies," three women and three men, then Mr. Pellssior himself. Songs, joke and stories follow In rapid succession for a short time. The second part of the entertainment consists of the potted plays, when skits on sll the successful current plays are given by the company. Just now they are burlesquing the "King of Cadonla" and giving s side-splitting version of Mr. Tree's production of "Faust," with Mr. Pellssier as a some what portly biit exceedingly playful Mephla topheles. As to the scenery, Mr. Pellssier advertises it as widely and picturesquely as Mr. Tree did his, but th audlenc. are In the joke and they are not a bit sur prised when a "grand transformation scene" turns out to be a canvas flat with an Indoor scene on one side and an out door scene on the other, which Is wheeled across the stag by two solemn seen shifters and twisted slowly around so both sides can be viewed In turn. . "What Every Woman Knows," with Mr. Pellssier as John Sliand, In a costume consisting of s tartan, a workman's coat, a high hat and court shoes, with buckles and long silk stockings to show sll the stages of John Shand's career at the same time, Is very funny also. The third part of the performance Is called "Everybody1 Benefit" and is a burlesque variety show. Absurd Salomes, singers, dancers snd contortionists perform. It is foolish, absolutely foolish very' often, but It Is the runniest sort of foolishness England has svr had. " P ENGRAVERS Half Tones The "Always Well Done" quality. Thoroughly re-etched, sharp In detail and delivered with a guarantee. Zinc etchings The cuts that have made eur house a reputation for their deep etched lines and printing qualities. Drawings Originality coupled with ability to execute, has made our art department the business center of our shop. Good cuts invigorate your literature and bring satllfactory results. Baker Bros., Engraving Co. BARKER BLOCK. OMAHA. Pellssier himself is the head and shoul ders of th whole thing. A large, stout, unwieldy man, he manages to dance and flit about when he Imitates certain char acters In an amazing fashion. The Instant he comes on the stage with twinkling eyes and "an elght-hours-of-sunshlne-reglstered-today sort of smile" his audience laugh with him. As for him. h chuckles at everything. H makes fun of his own fun, ridicules his own performance. As for th book of th play there really Is no book. The rehearsals arc madder snd funnier thsn the performances. Every one says and does whst he pleases and Mr. Pellssier watche It all, and when semebody makes a particularly good jok he ssys, "We'll have that," and It goes Into th performance. So the burlesque grows until It is ready for production. Mr. Pellssier will not nven be seriously Interviewed. He takes all efforts at this as a joke and talks to his would be Inter viewers In this fashton: "I see, you want a picture of the. house I was not born In and photographs of my aunts, and that sort of thing. I can read you an appreciation of myself by myself If that will help you any. At an astonishingly early age I showed unmistakable signs of hnmor and created shrieks of mirth among my brothers and sisters by tripping up blind old ladles tn the street, kicking the crutches from the grasp of a passing crip ple and a thousand other Innocent drol leries. "At the ag of a family council was held to se whether I should be educated or sent to Eton. After a time I went abroad, and on my return from the voyage I was cheered by an enormous crowd, with both of whom I gratefully shook hands." And so on he continues till the bewildered Interviewer takes his leave, not knowing one bit more about Mr Pellssier than when he came, but having had a delightful time all the same. Roosevelt a Scrapper. Four gTlmy urchins sat on the street curb eulogizing President Roosevelt. "Say, dat guy Roosevelt Ml fight at de drop of de hat!" declared one youngster, with widened eyes. "I read in de paper only last week where he bit a man's esr off!" None of the others had read that, how REMOVAL SALE, We are forced to move, and as we are determined not to take any of our present stock into the new location, we have in augurated a 20 DISCOUNT REMOVAL SALE This will be an exceptional opportu nity to buy your Easter outfit at a genuine bargain, as our entire stock of Clothing and Furnishing Goods are included in this sale. BOURKE'S CLOTHES SHOP, 319 S. 16th St. ever, fo they eagerly requested the speaker to give the details. "It was like dls, accordin' to de paper," explained he. "Durin a discussion tn d White House over a measure de president was in favor of, one of de party started to say somethln' against It, when de president quietly leaned over and got dls guy's ear!" Circle Magasln. FOR USE AGAINST ArRSHIPS Novel Won that Has Been Placed at the Disposal of the German ' War Office. IX3NDON, March 34. Like every other weapon of offence, the airship has soon been followed with a weapon of defence against Its attacks. The German War of fice has had placed at Its disposal a gun manufactured and designed at the Krupp works at Essen especially for use against airships, and It Is understood that th British War office Is also considering cer tain Inventions devised for a similar pur nose. It has been argued that naval gunners could easily disable a Zeppelin airship. The target presented broadside on Is a large one, but stem on the Zeppelin offers only a forty foot circle. If the height of the airship be 1,000 feet present naval guns oould not be trained upon It at less than a distance of about a mile and a half, and at this distance a forty foot mark It not a certain target, even on the level, to a moving shin. At the elevation required it would be not only exceedingly difficult to estimate the rang, but even If the range were known th al lowance for curvature of trajectory would be so great as to render s hit th merest fluke. The new type of gun manufactured by Messrs, Krupp, It Is asserted, will destroy a steerable airship. The shell which It fires has a diameter of sixty-five milli metres, weight nine pounds and Is dis charged with an Initial velocity of 1.S41 feet. The gun Is raised to an angle of sixty de grees and the projectile ran reach a height of feet. The shells are filled with a highly inflammable gas which will caus the gas bag of an airship to explode when It comes Into contact with It.