Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 23, 1909, EDITORIAL, Page 20, Image 20

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Etory of that Winchester Thriller
Told by a Participant.
S. n. refers, Vka Rode wit "Little
rhll" that Mrmomblt Day, I
scribes tha Illstorta
"While every loyal and patriotic Amer
ican rejoiced In the celebration of the 12Mh
anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallls
at Torktown, Va., Tuesday," said K. A.
Parmelee at army headquarters, "yet Oc
tober 19 was alKO the forty-fifth annivers
ary of the most dramatic episode of the
civil war, "Sheridan's ride.' ',
"It has a peculiar Interest to me because
I waa at the time a member of Colonel H.
B. Hayes' regiment, the . Twenty-third
Ohio, which received the brunt of Early's
attack that morning at Cedar Creek. Hayes
also commanded a brigade during the bat
tle, and It was his gallantry In holding
Karly's victorious forces In check that
waved the Nineteenth corps from a com
plete rout and made It possible for the
coming of Sheridan later In the day to
rally the retreating union army.
"I waa not directly engaged In the bat
tle, having been laid up from a severe
wound a few weeks before. But the story
of the fight and the part that the Twenty
third Ohio took In It Is a part of the treas
ured history of that regiment. General
John C. Cowln. now of Omaha (he was
Private Cowln then), was also a member
of the Twenty-third, as was the late Presl
dent MeKlnley,' the latter then holding the
rank of major In the regiment."
Time of Arrival Disputed.
A controversy has recently been I awak
ened regarding the time that general
Sheridan arrived on the- field at Cedar
Oeek. Many hold that he did not reach
Ctdar Creek until shortly after 3 o'clock
while others claim he was on the battle'
fle'.d at 9 o'clock or 11 o'clock In the morn-
tnlf. PosBlbly each of these contentions U
right, depending upon the part of the bat
tlefleld he reached at these respective
The writer, S. S. Peters, happened to be
a part of General Sheridan's escort that
morning and accompanied "Little Phil
down the- Shenandoah pike. The Sixth
United States cavalry was made the head
quarters' escort to General Sheridan when
he took command of the cavalry division
of the Army of the Potomac In the sum
mer of 1S64, and remained aa such during
the entire war following.'.
General Sheridan had been , called to
'Washington after the battles of Fisher's
Hill and Opequan creek, for consultation
with General Halleck. He returned to
Martlnsburg from Washington early the
morning of October 19 and reached Win
chester at T o'clock . that morning. The
escort was waiting for him at Winchester.
Desultory Firing Heard.
Some desultory artillery fire was heard
from down the valley, but Sheridan, sup
posing It to be but a reconnalsance, did
not pay much attention to It at the mo
ment He then rode leisurely down the
road to Mill Creek, accompanied by his
staff and the escort, a distance of prob
ably four miles. He reached Mill Creek
about 8 o'clock,, and then realized thatj
big battle was In progress down the
road. Some of the retreating troops, with
transportation, were already pouring Into
Mill Creek, and Sheridan, hastily calling
a small escort of twenty men to follow
with his staff (thla escort being of the
Sixth cavalry, with one or two New York
and Pennsylvania cavalrymen), the party
started down the road on a gallop. Sheri
dan was naturally in the lead and for
awhile carried a cavalry guidon, , and as
he passed the rapidly augmenting re
treating forces he asked, "What men are
your and waving the guidon at them
called them to come back. "Come on,
. boya. we'll whip out of them yet."
Ride Eleven and Half Miles.
The ride from Mill Creek to where the
first line of the Sixth corpa was encoun
tered was Just eleven and a half miles. A
number of toll gate poles had been pulled !
down and chained by the retreating troops !
and the escort had to cut or break these
poles away In order to get through. In one
Instance the toll gate pole waa so stub
born that the escort had to tear down a
big section of fence no that they could get
round back of the toll house and onto the
road again. These delays occupied prob
ably fifteen or twenty minutes In the
eleven and a half miles' ride.' ,
The whole time of the ride, Including
' delays, from Mill Creek to the Sixth corps
line occupied poBoibly an hour and twenty
minutes. ' - .
Just before, reaching the Sixth corps line
a group of officers, among them General
George A. Custer, rode up to meet the
party with their staffs and escorts. Custer
gang out with a cheer, "It's Sheridan,
: fcoya."
In the meanwhile a number of scattered
troops had fallen In line along the pike
t and recognizing Sheridan cheered to the
echo and began singing "Glory, Hallalu
Jai." Bally t Replies Sberldaa.
"What troops are these?" asked Sheri
dan. ' Someone sang out, "It's the old Sixth
corpa. We are all right."
i ' "Bully!" replied Sheridan. "Get right at
them, boya. We have got them going now.
We will steer In our old camp tonight"
The presence- of Sheridan thrilled the en
tire army and cheering could be heard to
the right and left, "Sheridan's here, Sheri
dan's here."
General Sheridan remained on the Sixth
corpa line but a few moments, gave some
hurried directions for the disposition of
the troops, and rode off In a gallop to other
- parts of the field followed by his staff and
escort, repeating his orders and giving hope
- and cheer to the scattered commands that
i were now rallying.
The day was saved and It waa Sheridan's
J presence that saved It.
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A Cordial Welcome to VisitinJ W. C. T. U. Delegates
We Invite you to make yourselves at borne la this store,
.to make use of our free rest and waiting rooms, to check your
baggage and parrels free, and to make the store a meeting
place for yourself and your friends.
- .We will be glad to extend to you any courtesy In our
power. .
This is the largest store west of Chicago. Omaha's proud
est boast is Drandels stores.
. - J. L. DltANDEIS & SOX9
eavier Underwear
. .. . For Women, Misses and Children , ''i Fine Ribbed Union Snits
Bleached white and silver grey,
regular and extra V .'
sizes, a suit .'frC
We ar Sol t Agents Is mtht far
Munslng Underwear
Vests, pants and union suits for
women, , misses, children and
boys a garment 49 08
31.50 al $2.00
Sterling Union Suits
In mercerized lisle pink, blue
and white, all silk and silk
and wool, each $2.98 t0
each $4.08
Mlsses'& Children's Union Soils
All sizes up to 14 years, medium
weight. light fleec- in
k lug, a suit .......... .I-C
Helvetia Underwear
In women's vests and pants
fine soft jersey ribbed;
60c quality, at JJG
Boys Underwear
Heavy ribbed shirts and draw
ers fleecy lined all sizes up
to 34, at, a 1CA
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Bays' and Girls' Union Suits
Boys' and girls' medium and heavy weight lined union
suits All sizes, at, a suit
Women's fine imported lisle plain, also fancy. embroid
ered boot, allover lace boot patterns plain black, med
ium and light shades, double heel and toe, ' "T
garter tops worth 50c a pair J?
at, pair
Women's misses' and children's
fast black and tan, fine cotton
hose, also children's fine and
heavy ribbed school hose All
sizes, worth up to 26c, 111
at, a pair lsvC
Women's fast black cotton hose,
and children's fine and heavy
ribbed school hose,' aUo men's
hosiery, worth up. to Q
20c, at. a pair C
Brilliant, all silk, plain and
satin taffeta, all silk
moires, fancy plaids and
V floral effects, up to 5 Inches
wide black and allcolora,
worth 30c a f ft IP.
, yd., at, yd. . lUC-lJC
Women's fine, all linen hand
kerchiefs hand Madeira
embroidered corners, also
pome embroidered : all
around, some narrow hem
stitched border, also men's
all purs Irish linen, worth
Special Sale of Gloves
Verdict af t'oraarr'i Jury in Casa at
Despondent Hti Who Dtea la
Police (aarit.
Mllu D. Frey. .who died at Thirty-first
and Douglas streets early Thursday morn
ing whtlo under arrest for supposed drunk
nners, was found to have died from tak
ing arsenlu poison by a coroner's Jury at an
Inquest held Friday morning-.
The poison had been taken In the form
of a powder In combination with (round
splceu. A chemical analysis by Assistant
City Physician Dunn waa necessary to de
termine the nature of the drug- used.
Mrs. Carolina Frey 'of Mankato, Kan.,
mother of the dead man, la expected to
arrive on Friday iilght and arrangements
for the funeral will be delayed pending her
The testimony of the wife of the suicide
at the Inquest yesterday Indicated that he
had Ions been despondent.
"Women's one and two-clasp kid, Mocha and cape gloves
silk lined and unlined for street and evening wear-
in tan, gray, brown, green, blue, black and white Paris
point and three strand embroidery, overseam, I
pique and Prix seam, at, a pair ;
Women's 1 -clasp. English walk
ing gloves tan, grey and
black, worth $1.25,
at, pair ..............
Cashmere and Cashmerette Gloves for
women and children; silk lined and
fleece lined brown, ' p . pv
"pair6.1. "I ,T.a.c.k:. . . 25 C-5UC
714 South Sixteenth Street
We sell stoves on small monthly payments or a cut price
for cash. Every stove we. sell has a reputation. . People who
buy of us have either bought of us before or know what kind
of stoves we selL
A Kortaaate Tus,
' t. V. Qoodloe, Dallas, Tex., found a sura
cure for malaria and . biliousness In Dr.
.Xlox's New Ufa Pills. Ko. Sold by lies ton
Drug Co.
Mr. Samuels, Ipth and Miller Sts.,
saya: "The Queen Range I bought of
you fourteen yeara ago will last four
teen years more, ' Judging; from its
present condition. We had It ten
years before It needed repairing. It
la an axtraordlnaryly fine baker, heats
up so quick and takes so little fuel
that one would not believe it until
they use It."
There are three features that con
stitute a first class gas stove. No gns
atove Is first class without any one
of them. They are: economy of gas.
working qualities and durability..
There are many gas atovea Hold in'
Omaha every day that haven't any
one of them. There are many Hold '
that have only one or two. A gas
stove should last aa long aa a first
class Hleel Range. How many doT
When we selected a line We selected
one that contains all three. We never
rnl a sale when people see our Ze-
' troll laea beiora tney buy.
Our suits and overcoats
will wear longer, hold and re
tain their good looks far bet
ter than any similar priced
garments in town. Nowhere
will you find such values and
extensive assortment of the
season's newest styles and
such exceptional quality of
fabrics as we show here at
the above prices.
Come in ' and look them
We deem it a pleasure to
show you.
1519-21 Douglas St.
Six Spoons Freo Saturday
Fli teaspoons of Genuine Loshard Silver will be given with one ran of bak
ing powder.
"600" Slock US Soutk lStk.
Boys' High Cut Shoes
Our high cut shoes for the
boys' winter wear are a very
sensible, comfortable and'dur
able boys' shoe proposition.
A splendid investment.
Durable black or tan
waterproof leathers.
Heavy oak tanned soles.
Sizes for boys of all
$2.25 $2.75 to $3.50
High Cut Shoes are Ideal
Shoes for school wear, for
Coasting, Skating and Stormy
A great protection to the
" boyB' feet. Sizes for boya of
all ages.
The Shoers
i6th and Douglas Streets
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Dependable :
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The "good enough for the
boy" Idea in buying shoes Is
poor policy.
The best In shoes Is none
too good for the boys. They
give their shoes harder wear
than a man does, and It Is
a waste of money to buy them
poor shoes.
If our kind of boys' shoes
cost a trifle more they are
worth It, and we guarantee
every pair to be satisfactory.
Hoys' Sizes
1 toBH
Youths' Blies-
1 to 6H
Little Gent' Sixes
10 6 to 18 M .
Drexel Shoe Co.
1119 Fa main Street.
Call Us
by 'Phone
Whenever you want some
thin, eall "Phon. iKxiciaa
St and- make It knows
through a Bee Want &
836-6 Paxton Blook
have a good assortment of woolens for
Fall and Winter wear. Olve them a call
before getting your ault or overcoat.
Taft's Dental Rooms
Thi Wonderful Waters of Colfai
Coma to Colfax. Let these great
Waters cur you.
The curative effects Of these
great mineral waters are remark
able In the extreme. The old M. C.
and Murto Boring water have an
Immediate cathartto and dluretio
action and are conceded to be equal
if not superior to the great foreign
Colax Water (Tares Xlieunatlam
These wonderful waiera are pos
sessed of a remarkable medicinal
value and are a wonderful cure for
all forms of athenmatism. Obesity.
Constipation, and Kidney and Bl4.
der troubles.
The New Hotel Colfax
has been built at theae world fam
ous springs. The accomodations
are unaurpased. A great feature
of the hotel is Its magnificent
baths. Besides the Mineral Water
Cure In all Its forms there are the
Electric, the Turkish and the Nau
tielrn (System Baths,
tale anertcai Visa, IS Mr asy aa as
Colfax Is on the main line of the
Rock Island Line, 23 miles east of
Des Moines. Hourly lnterurban
service between Des Uolnes and
Colfax. Take electrlo car direct
from depot to hotel.
Write for Illustrated booklet (T)
fXotel Colfax Colfax, Iowa
Oao Dollar a Year. '
Hotel Rome
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Unexcelled For It's Beauty and
Modern Appointments.
Daily and Sunday Bee $6.00
Review of Reviews 3.00
Regular price for both one year. .$9.00 J 710
Our Price
Daily Bee (without Sunday) $4.00 )
Woman's Home Companion 1.50
Our Price
Regular price for both one year. .$5.50 J
Daily Bee (without Sunday) $4.00 1 Qijj. pp jgg
Cosmopolitan 1-50 I nJT v
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Regular price for both one year. .$5.50 J 450
Daily and Sunday Bee $6.00
Cosmopolitan J--DU
Regular price for both one year. .$7.50
Our Price
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VERY stylish young men are going
to see this fall in our store the
best clothes ever offered for their use
VVe've made special preparations
with a magnificent line of exclusive
Hart, Schaffnor & Marx
Fine Hand Tailored Suits and Overcoats.
All men who care about good
clothes will be interested in these fine
goods. The all-wool fabrics are a
special point in Hart, Schaffner &
Marx clothes; then perfect finish and
tailoring; extremely fashionable and
extensive style; absolute correctness
in every detail.
Suits $18 to $37.50--Overcoats $16.50 to $40
3,000 Suits and Overcoats, secured by our buyer for cash at
a tremendous bargain Every garment handsomely tail
ored. Your choice of pure worsteds, serges, cheviots,
velours, etc; most desirable colors and pat
terns; big assortment of nobby new styles;
regular retail worth $13.50 to $18.00; choice.
500 Pairs Men's Pants a big
purchase, garments well
worth $4.00 and $4.50 at,
choice $2.05
We're showing this season
fifty handsome styles in
Hart, Schaffner & Marx
Separate Trousers; noth
ing to equal them 6hown
elsewhere at less than
$7.50; price $5.00
SSlt Try HAYDEN'S First
Manufacturer's surplus stock
Boys' Knickerbocker Suits
and Overcoats, worth up to
$6.50 Suits, all sizes 2Y2 to
, 17 yrs.; Overcoats, all sizes
2V2 to 12 yrs. Nearly half
the suit styles have extra
trousers; they're $6.50 val
ues and all marked at one ,
price for this sale; the most
surprising bargains, $3.95
Cut Price Saturday
At the Public Market
Spring Chicken It Ho
Vel Roast Hc
Lamb Legs ..X M.C
Choice Steak, t pounds for ..I ......15c
Steer Pot Roasts '. 7p, 6c and 4Kc
Lamb Chops 12Hc
Sirloin Steak 10o
Porterhouse Steak 12'o
6.000 pounds Sugar-Cured Hams HVc
7,000 pounds Sugar-Cured Bacon 16Vic
l-qt. Jar Preserves 90c
8 large bottles of Catsup Zdc
t bottles of Olives 23c
t lbs. large sized California Sweet
3 tall cans Salmon Kc
S bottles of Chow Chow Kc
S dos. Sweet Pickles 25c
( bottles Sweet Apple Cider : 25c
I-lb. sack fancy Jap Rice ......20c
Tea and Coffee Department
The best advertising medium Is tha
quality of the goods old. Our goods are
advertising us and bridging new customers
every day. We are the COKKBB LEAD
KliS In Omaha. Steel, cut, with all dust
removed by our own process. No excuse
for "Muddy" coffee. Perfect for perco
lators or old style pot. -
Mooha Mixture, 85c; 8 lbs 8100
Kxeelalor Blend 2fic
Market Speolul o
Hranch of W. L. Masterman & Co., "The
Coffee Men
Butter, Eggs and Cheese
Strictly fresh N. V. Eggs, every one guar
anteed Sf0
Package Creamery Sua
Extra fancy Table liulliTlne, In cartons,
purer and better than ehoup butter ,.2(k
Pure Peanut flutter. In bulk 20o
Full Cream N. Y. Clue), white or col
ored 20q
Fruit Department
Very fancy N. Y. Qrapt-s, basket 25o
Fancy canning Pears, luthel ....... .$1 75
Florida Grape Fruit, each 10o
Funcy fruit and vege'ables of all kinds.
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Bee.: Wants Ads
will rent that vacant hotjsc
fill those vacant rooms, or
secure boarders on short notice,
at a very small cost to you.