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Remarkable Selling Tomorrow-Two Lines of Host
Desirable Winter Fabrics at Unheard of Low Prices
Broadcloths and Coatin
Under ordinary conditions such offerings would be simply Impossilile. Most fortunate
trade happenings bring them now at prices creating genuine surprises.
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Handsome Broadcloths
of pure wool, soft chiffon finish and brilliant
lustre. These are 6 and 7-yard lengths;
sixty half pieces of 25 yards each, and three
pieces fine, Havana brown shades. Every
popular shade in the assortment aj a
i1) nn it tn linn miuii fn Vl"
capes, dresses and suits, at . . .
Warm Coatings
for women's and children s wear. The as
sortment includes Astrakhans, Bearskins,
Beavers and other fur effects for the Utile
folks, and 66-lnch aulo coatings in stripes
and checks, suitable for capes 14 5ft
at ....
36 Inch "Cleola" Black Talleta Again at 79c
We have ten pieces on sale. Omaha's beet
known and most popular brand; fully guar
anteed by us Best $1.25 quality, and a
yard wide, at v79r
Colored Taffeta 38 shades; some 27 inches
wide, values, 65c to $1.00, at 49'
Kilk Poplins A very large and representative
showing plain and coin spot designs, all
colors; 24-irich, at $1.00 to $2.25
Velvet Suitings Choice stripe and check ef
fects, in the predominating fall and winter
shades, at, yard 69
MILLINERY
The new winter hats now on view are very
fetching. There's that touch of individ
uality and good taste about the
styles that appeal stron
exacting. There are
smart, new models that
handiwork of the true artist. No other
millinery house In this city is so splen
didly equipped to show the most advanced
styles at popular prices. You'll see many
becoming hats to please you, at
Bennett f:,.p-,'...
several hundred vyvssJ'
TRADING STAMP SPECIAL ON
Your Vinter Coal
Th Bennett Company tomorrow makes an
other of Its popular offers of extra stamps on
coal orders.
1CP S. & H. GREEN STAMPS
WITH EACH TON OF COAL
AT 5.00 OR OVER,
There are no better coals mined than thoM
we at II. Similar grades are now srlllng at 25c to
&uc per ion more, about, town.
Coal at V rdn
t having the largest sale In Omaha. Thousands
f families find It th beat soft coal they ever
until.
We make prompt deliveries to all parta of
Onlulm and suburbs.
100 H. H. Stamps with each ton of any kind
of c.Kil at Si.uu or over, Monday only.
Capitol
3d Floor Sales
Furniture, Rugs, Etc.
Bnlendld Thanksgiving offerings.
STAMPS Triple s- I' Green Trading
MA"'i AA w Stamps on all furniture pur
chases Monday; except on these extra
specials.
8-ft. Dining Table
worth 132.60 (In
cluding 750 stamps!
at 935.00
Dining Chairs, quar
ter aawed oak, $3. 86
chairs (75 stamps
with each) . . .$3.48
BBAKX.BS8 VELVET BV9I
$18.75
Monday only best $15.00 foil size 9x12 ft.
Velvet Hugs perfect In every
particular Including 300
trading stamps at
Double stamps on all other Rugs Monday.
XV IU DRAPERY 8EOTIOX
X.aoe Curtains Ten styles, handsome $5.00
curtains Including 100 stamps each Valr
for 93.98
Kimono Silks Highest grade, 7uo kinds
large line beautiful colorings,, yard. STHo '
Window Bhades 6-foot lengths, nounted on
spring Tollers including 5 stamps ea. 19a
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The Winter ciiartrily Style JVt
and a free pattern.
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Linens for Thanksgiving
Going to entertain friends this Thankgiving? Perhaps there
1b a new linen service to provide this year, for, after all, much of
the success of the feast is duo to beautiful, miowy nappery. Way
back, months ago," we had your Thanksgiving wants in mind
Ireland, Germany, Scotland were all drawn upon for our sup
plies. Choice linens In Rets, with cloth and dozen napkins to
match were imported in quantities, giving yon the benefit of di
rect purchases. The savings we made are yours tomorrow.
Pattern Table Cloths
In a large ranije of new lit slyns.
2- yard cloths; our regular price J2.-. will he 91. SS
2S6-yard cloths; our regular price $.1.00 will he 93.45
3- yard cloths; our regular price $3.75 will be 92.94
23- inch Napkins to matcli all patterns; our $0.01) quality dozen. .. .92.50
BLEACHED DAMASK TABLE S2TS
2.2V2-yard cloths and and dozen 20-lnch napkins, regular $7.50 per set
will be, tomorrow 98.00
Other sets arid patterns, in ever so many oilier qualities and sizes, up
to very expensive grades.
Bleached Damask All pure linen, two yards wide, new designs; $1.25
is our usual price for 9100
24- Inch Napkins to match. $3.70 values, will be 93.00
Mercerised Daraaak IH-Inch, our regular 5uc quality, at, yard 390
Seasonable Bedding Sales Lessened Prices
Comforters A very fine grade
with snow white cotton filling
stitched edges, yarn tied, worth
$1.65, at 91-39
Bleached Sheeta 72x90-lnch, regu
larly 59c will 'e H0
RlxSO-inch. usually B9c, will be 680
Pillow Oases 42x1ii-lnch, regular
ly 15c will he llo
4.'.x36-inch, usually 18c, will be 14o
BLARISTS
10-4 Blankets, iur (5c line, for 49o
10- 4 Hlankets, our 75c line, for 6o
11- 4 Blankets, our $1.39 line...B8o
12- 4 Blankets, our $2.75 line. .93.39
Wool Blankets, In all colors and
plaids.
11- 4 Blankets, $5.50 line at 94.50
12- 4 Blankets, $6.00 line, at B5.O0
12-4 Blankets, $6.50 line, at 95.60
12-4 Blankets, $7.50 line at 96.00
$175 Enameled Roasters "at 98c
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Just In time for Thanksgiv
ing. 100 seamless enameled
self-basting Roasters at a
price less than ordinary
black iron ones usually cost.
Best $1.75 Roaster on the
market, to
morrow, at,
each
98c
NOVEMBER SALE OF PENINSULAR RASE BURNERS
Plan to buy stoves tomorrow Here's the opportunity The
reliable Peninsular at good reductions.
$66.00 Peninsular Grand Base
Burners, for 947.80
$60.00 Peninsular Grand Base
Burners, for v. ..958.00
$44.0 Peninsular Base Burner
Monday special 935.00
$48.00 Peninsular Base Burner.
will be ......9.50
$27.00 Peninsular Art Baae Bur-
, ner lor 981-80
$31.50 Peninsular Art Base Bur
ner, reduced to 935.00
20c Galvanized Water Palls, will be 15?
2 5c. Galvanized Water Palls, will be 17
30c Galvanized Water Palls, will be 19k
25c Wilson Bread Toasters
25c Elite Sink' Strainers ' .
He Low Waffle Irons 85o
$1.25 High Waffle Irons ,...980
. And 30 Stamps.
, .15o
, .150
Greatest November Sales
Women's Outer Apparel of the Most Fashionable Jlodes
Suits, Capes, Coats
Thanksgiving is just ten days away.
It's a day to be proud of. Look your
best on the occasion. Let Bennett's at
tend to your outward appearance.
Therc'sa two fold reason why you should.
Over :!,00() new suits, enpes nnd coats will ho
shown Monday the highest typos of fashion brought
out in Amorioa tailored with a degree of elegance
found only in the highest priced garments, and yet,
these prices, by their littleness, establish a new pre-'fj
cedent. All Omaha shows no finer assortments of
the very styles you are in search of.
These are facts worthy of your earnest consider
ation and show you the wisdom of coming in tomor
row. We offer you our strongest November Sales.
Beautiful Suits
Kare good tate in expressive
of every one of our new suits
They are uimply tailored,
neat, refined and genteel,
while the materials bespeak
quality. There are superb
worsteds and broadcloths, in
the prevailing new shades
Actually priced 5 to" $12.50
under real values 815.00
319.50 $25 20.50
New Long Coats
Distinctively tailored gar
ments of rich, black broad
cloths; plain and pleated
models. A dozen or more
beautiful styles Just In, at
$15 $19.50 aud $25 00
"YVooitex" diagonals, in black
and colors, at ....$35.00
UililaHir ('a 1 1 u T o vrf n 11 .1 11 '
lines; broadcloth and kersey, J,
some with red facing, each, a'
at $12 $15 and $19.50
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A MONDAY SALE
50 Electric and Gas
Lamps, Values to 15
Both styles' are complete, ready to at
tach and use. They are In perfect
condition and guaranteed to be abso
lutely satisfactory In every way. We
have had them since last
season. To hurry them
along we are willing to
make a big sacrifice. Mon
day entire line will be of
fered at
1
Decorated French China Comb and
Brush Trays A large lot, all excellent
$1.00 values,
will be
49c
Fancy German China Fruit Plate
Nicely decorated; regularly T
sell for 25c, choice " . . .
Bennett's Big Grocery
Bennett's Qolritn t'offen, lb
Bennett's Challenge Coffee, lb..,
Teas, assorted, lb
Teas, assorted, lb ,.,
Tea SlftlnKs, 11)
,.96o 3n stamps
, .18c 10 stamps
, ,48o 60 stamps
, .380 40 stamps
.ISO 15 stamps
Double green stamps on Granulated Sugar.
New cleaned Currants, three pounds for SBo
Egg-O-See Coin FlaUes, 3 pkgs. . ..flo 10 stamps
Lawn Grass Fertilizer, lb So; 5 lbs., 65o
Double green stamps on Butterlne.
New Mince Meat, fancy quality .. . 16o 10 stamps
New Seeded Raisins, lb. pkg 12V40 10 stamps
Chocolatlna, two cans SOo 10 stamps
. Dianfbnd C Soap, ten bars for 8 So
, Capitol Baking Powder, lb. can... . 80 20 stamps
Hartley's pure Fruit Jam, Jar..... SBo 10 stamps
- Diamond 8 Chill Sauoe 15o 10 stamps
California .Seedless Raisins, 12Me grade, lb.,
Peanut Butter, two Jars 80o 10 stamps
Capitol pure Maple Syrup, qt. ...,40c 30 stamps
" Daledlt fancy Oil Sardines, can. ...900 10 stamps
Royal Tomatoes, two cans 85o 20 stamps
Kranoo-Amerlcan Soup. qt. can....35o 30 stamps
Snlder's Pork and Beans, large, can 90o 20 stamps
Haricot l!eani, per can ,..10e 5 stamps
Cream Cheese, best quality lb 80o 10' stamps
Yankee Toilet Soap, three cakes... 8 So 20 stamps
WHITE HOUSE FAMOUS FEAST
Thanksgiving's High Bank .in the
Calendar of the mansion.
RECOLLECTIONS OF 0THEE DAYS
t'Vatal Scene t ndrr Former Execu
tives The Roosevelt Method and
the Taft Plans A Merry
llolidar.
" For ;he first time since the early ln-
cuinbi-ncy of the Roosevelts there Is going
to be a real Thanksgiving gathering in the
White house this season and. the family
of the president will be brought together
In the cosy little private dining room of
the mansion for the real turkey feast of
iho year.
During the later years of Mr. Roosevelt's
administration, the president and his fam
ily made It a point o get aay from the
White house tor the Thanksgiving dinner.
In the last few years they sought the
seclusion of Mrs. Roosevelt's country place,
Pine Knob, near Charlottesville, Va., and
l here, far awa from the hustling, busy
world, the big turkey was dressed and
ea.cn.
In the years of President Mclvinley's
terms of office, however, there was always
a merry party, though not what one would
call a family party, brought together In
the White house for Thanksgiving. One
of the conspicuous guests was the late
Mark llanna. Then there would be old
friends of the family from Canton, O. those
who knew the president merely as "Major"
aid the hatis wcie drawn up to the
xpjctous table for a genuine old-fashioned
liukey dinner.
Tills year. It is yrrdlcted, President Me
Klriley's program will be followed out and
in addition to the members of President
Tart's family there will probably be few
Intimate f rli-n Is a.iked tn for the evening
meal. Preident Taft will return to the
W hite house long before "Hie last Thurs
day In November," and with Ihe usual
pilxe turkey sent lach year for Hie presi
dential dlnmr there will be a fine crop
of the choicest vegetables from the ad
mirers of the president among the fanners
and fruit growers tif the country.
swre to Come.
The pitfcidtnt of thf l ulled states Is one
nf the few fortunate Individuals in the
country who nefd not bother about where
the Thanksgiving meal Is going to come
from. It is sure to come, in fact. It comes
In kuch great quantities and In such great
variety that it would take a man of more
than Mr. Tift's ample build and consld
tiably more than his rapacity tor enjoying
good things to eat to get through the
menu his friends would provide.
There la a man up In New England who
prides himself on raising turkeys. Some
years ago he sent a monster bird to the
White House for the president's dinner.
The tuiky hsd been fed up In great style.
It had been the pride of the farm and the
neighborhood throughout that part of the
cot If had watched the turkey grow into
a iir state of perfection for the palate
tit tho ('resident of the Culled States. The
turkey made a great hit at the White
House and since that day one prise bird
and several others. Just for good measure,
have been send down from the New Eng
land farm for the Thangsgtvlng dinner at
the White House. Other turkeys, to be
sure, have been laid before the presidents
at this season, but none has seemed to
compare with the New England fowl and
so each year the gift la repeated.
As for vegetables, they come by the bar
rel and for this one day at least, the
housekeeper to the president need not give
a single thought to the market house.
A Happr Time.
Thanksgiving at the White House, much
the same as at Christina, Is a happy time.
Indeed. For a family In which there are
young people, the great big Colonial house
offers the most entrancing opportunities
for giving vent to the holiday spirit. Its
great wide halls. Immense guest chambers
which would make at least four good slxed
bed rooms If they were partitioned off as
such, the high colonial fire places, blazing
with their sparkling logs and the big li
brarythe While House living room are
ideal.
The smart company which will sit down
to the Thanksgiving dinner this year with
the president's family will have its dinner
cooked right In the big White House
kitchen by the three women cooks who
have presided over the culinary depart
ment since the administration changed
hands. These white women are experi
enced chefs and their excellent dirties
have been the marvel of the guests In
vited to the White House by the president
and Mrs. Taft In former years the
smaller kitchen ffT the executive man
sion was used, but all that has been
changed, and now the "ji at lutctu'ii."
with its massive lUiiKe. its rows and rows
of puts nd pans and Its great iuV tablet
equipped Willi every convenience and cvei
Jt v:c- to make cook 'tig easy, has be-n
thi'O'.Mi open to the trio of cooks and the
result is a pet feet service upstairs.
Hteauilug, Hot.
Ki m the kitchen downstairs the courses
are si nl up to the puiitry on an automatic
dumb ut:ll- and p.ao d Immediately In an
electric oven, Just outside the doors lead
ing lino tiie state dining room one way
and the private dining room the other.
Wien the first Thanksgiving dinner which
Mr. Tuft will eat as president of the
I'nlted States comes on the table It will
be straight from the shelves of tills elec
tric oven. Thu bat Is poured Into the oven
ni' rely by the turning or a sw itch and
each course will be taken Into the dinma
room steaming hot. In the pantry Is stored
all the famous china of the presidents, and
for their first holiday dinner President and
Mrs. Taft will uau the china selected by
Mis. Roosevelt, and of which the Tafta
ure very fond. It Is the last uf a famous
col cctlun of china which has been gath
er d together by every president since
Washington.'
The private dining room in which the
Thanksgiving dinner will be eaten is
particularly simple In its arrangement and
appointments. A round mahogany dining
table, a colonial mahogany buffet, a
small serving table bidden behind a arreen
when nut In use. and a simple old
fashWned china closet with mahogany
dining chairs complete the furnishings.
Theie are many leaves lu the extension
table, however, and no matter what the
size of the Thanksgiving turkey may be
there will be plenty of room on the presi
dent's board for the big turkey dish and
the steaming gravy boat.
Bossing fhe Job.
There will be a large corps of servants
to make this year's Thanksgiving dinner
a success. Since the change in administra
tions a woman housekeeper has been in
stalled in the White House, with full
power to control In every department.
A complete revision in the rules govern
ing the industrial force has been made,
also. Mrs. Taft, however, directs the en
tire routine of running her own home,
even though 1 Is the home of the presi
dent. She Is noted as a hostess and as a
housekeeper and not a detail of the man
agement of the White House escapes her
eye any more than it was permitted to do
so when' the family lived here privately.
The installation of the housekeeper was
an Innovation, but Mrs. Taft plans every
meal served within the walls of the ex
ecutive mansion and the Thanksgiving
dinner this year promises to be a wonder
In Its way.
For good cheer, attractive environments
and the ever fascinating atmosphere of
the colonial times which the mere arrange
ment of the president's home suggests,
one could not find a more complete com
fort than within the White House. The
open grate fire places are not merely
built for ornamentation, but the logs are
lighted with the first snap "of the frost
and throughout the fall and winter they
blaze away a welcome to every fortunate
visitor Invited within the private pre
cincts of the president's home. It will be
a merry holiday this year and the big
Old White House will revert again to the
time honored custom of having its Thanks
giving dinner at home. National Monthly.
LIBERATI AT APPLE SHOW
Famous Kalian fornetUt nnl His
Rand Will l!ar at- Horticnl
taral Kxhlblt at Bloffs. .
I.lheratl and his band come this week
to the Horticultural exposition at t'ouncil
Blufrs. l.ih-ruti has played In all the prin
cipal cities of the I'nited States and
Kurope and is considered by many the
grcatrst living cornetist. Besides a band
of forty pieces he carries a troupe of
grand opera singers, some of the best from
Italy. They will sing from such operas
as "t'arnien," "Lucia dl Ijimmeriuoor,"
"t'avallerla, Kustlcana." "Trovatore" and
cithers. The coming of Itbcratl will afford
an opportunity to hear one of the really
great bands snd will aid materially in the
success of the horticultural exposition.
MIXING MEDICINE AT LINCOLN
Former state Knilaeer llebua Sat
Poll Ural (Juiuponnders Are
B..
.dna R. Dobson of lJncoln, formerly
secretary and engineer of the Htate Drain
age board, was a rlsitor at the citf en
gineer's office this morning. "All is peace
able and quiet in IJncoln now," said Mr.
Dobson. "Kverybody is saving his best
things for next year's campaign, which we
understand will be lively to a degree, uf
course, a great deal of medicine mixing is
going on, but In private laboratories
mostly, and whether It will cure, surprise
or kill the public remains to be s.en."
KNIFE AND GUN OLD RIVALS
Both Had Their Day in Old Times on
the Mississippi.
REGULAR PARI OF BOAT'S OUTFIT
As to Which Wns the Better Weapon
Depended Larnely on the Train
ing; of the Man that Was
I slna It.
"Everything on th' oi' Mississlp' 's been
a heap dlf'reiit since the wah f'm what
'twas afo'," said Caleb Mix, the veteran
bartender on the Mississippi river packet
City of Natchez. "Them days everybody
'peared to know Just where he stood, and
there wa'n't no strugglin' an' heavln' up
an' down for to get Into a new place or
to hang onto the place you had. A nigger
was a nigger an' a gambler was a gam
bler an' a planter was Just nachully king
pin o' the whole " alrth, an' there you
was. But a'ler the wah noboddy knowed
who he was nor where he stood, an' mo'
special 'he didn't know nothln' about how
t'other feller stood.
"I reckon there wa'n't nobody hit harder
'n the gamblers was. Afo' the wah they
was as reg'lar a part of a boat's outfit
as the mate an" the rousters. They was
a plzen lot. I never knowed one on 'em
"t wa'n't a dog when you got at the reel
inside of him. but they knowed their place,
same 's everybody else did. an' f'r the
most part they kep' In It. More 'n that,
they had a law o' their own, such as 'twas,
an' they didn't never call on nobody for to
settle their difficulties for 'm. If there
was any settlin' to be did they 'tended to
it their own sclfs, 'thouten they'd get
pulled sudden like case o' th' old man
eatrhin' 'em doln' dirt or somepin' like
that.
Only One Thing Wrong.
" 'Peared like there was on'y one thing
what they reckoned as bein' wrong, an'
that was fr t'other feller to try to do
'em up crooked, i If they catched anybody
doin' that, or if anybody 'cused them o'
doin' It. there wa'n't no argument nor
no purrin' It off. It were a case o' whli'h'd
be the quickest with his weeplns.
"You'd think mebhe what that'd mean
they was alays flghtin'. beln' as there
wa'n't none on "cm 't wouldn't play
crooked his own m jf; but that wa'n't
the way It worked out. Knowin' the other
feller was Just as liable for to shoot as he
was made 'em he'll roarin' careful not to
get caufcht. Same as 'twas among gentle,
men them days. If one on "em insulted
another he knowed he'd have to answer
for it, an' that made 'em the most politest
people there was. O' co'ss the gamblers
copied 'sin about that, too, but the most
o' the fights among the gamblers, when
there was any. was over the card table.
"An' fight! Well, they sure would fight.
One thing you couldn't never say ag'ln no
old-time gambler 't I ever knowed was 't
he'd shirk a fight, no matter whether lie
was right or wrong. 'Peered like they
reckoned it was part o' their business an'
they'd Just as soon fight as deal cards.
Just nachully they was alays p'parcd.
You mought find a gambler 'thouten any
dl'monds In his shirt If he'd been runnln'
In hard luck. They wouldn't part with
'em till the very last, beln' as they was
sort o' stock In trade, you mought say,
but If It come' to th' wurst they'd sell th'
d'monds er borry money on 'em.
None Without Weapons.
"But you wouldn't never find a gambler
'thouten his weeplns, whether they was
knives or guns, an' what they carried was
th' best 't money c'd buy. There wa'n't so
many revolvers before the war as there is
now, bein' as they was new, an' wa'n't
made like they was later on. There was
some carried 'em reck'nin' that five or six
shots was better'n one or two, but th' old
time fighters was slow takln' 'em up. They
useter claim what a man't knowed how to
shoot didn't have no call to ohoot but
oncet or twlcet anyway, an' they reckoned
It was better to put a bullet Into a man
whejt was big enough to sob o' Btun him an'
turn him sick, even if It didn't kill nor it
was to fill hint up full o' small holes. Fo a
good many carried the old-fashioned der
ringers. They was a wicked little rifle
barrelled gun, no longer'n your finger, an'
they mostly carried "em In the vest pocket,
but they carried a almighty big ball an'
they shot like cannon.. Some on 'cm was
double barrelled, but mostly they carried
'em In pairs, single barrel,
"Then there was a good many that didn't
cotton to nothln' In the way o' firearms.
They useter say what a man with a gun
hadn't no show anyway a'ter he'd emp
tied it. O'Vcourse the gun fighters'd say
a man had'.no business to miss when he
fired, but the others'd answer that a good
many did miss Into a flgt no matter how
clever they was an' the thing to have Was
a Kiltie, a man cd keep usin' that as
long's he c'd stand an' see an' was blc
for to do mo' damage with It, nor he could
with a gun any way.
Depend on the .Man.
"Don't ast me which on 'em was right.
1 reckon any man Is best off with the
kind o wtapln he c'n use best, an' I've
saw some monstrous good work done both
ways. Bull Matthews an" Bill Piuekney
was settin' In a game one night on the old
Creole Belle with two other gamblers.
There wa'n't no suckers on the boat that
trip, an' it was dog eat dog. They'd been
playln' f'r a hour or two, an' consid'ab'.e
mom y 'd changed hands, when somepin'
was said about a foul hand, an,' the lie
was passed. I was in the s'loon at the
time, an' 1 heer'd the words, hut afo' 1
c'd make out who 'twas talkin' Matthews
fired f'm his vest pocket, not takln' time
to draw. An' at the same lime Plnckuey
drawed a knife f'm the back of his neck
an' tli rowed It In the same motion. They
hadn't neither one on 'em rose f'm his
chslr, an' they didn't neither on 'cm g ?t up
a'ter tat, beln' they was both deid. -
"You couldn't tell, f'm r.utlilu' like that,
which was best, a kulfe'r a gun, being'
they was both beat, but I seen one fight
on the Belle o' th' Bayous when even
Cap'n Foss sya'n't quick enough to stop
the shootln', an' there was two shots fired,
but the man with the knife got his man
first.
"It were a case where three p'fesslonals
an' three gentlemen a as playln' together,
au' cat ' th' p fessionala was playln'
ag'in the other two. "Twa'n't ofn 't
anytlun' like that 'd happen, but Rud
Owaltney butted Into the game a'yr Jim
Halloway an' Harry uasseit naa got inree
suckers roped. They didn't like It. o'
course, but Rud was a man nobodykeered
to pick a fight with.
"I reckon It were a -good thing f'r tiie
sinkers what he done It, f'r Bossett an"
Halloway was two o' the slickest there
was, an' If It hadn't 'a' been f'r Gwaltney
likely they'd ha' skun the suckers In no
time. More'n likely Gwaltney 'd Iia' did
'em up his own self If It hadn't 'a' been
for th' other two, f'r he was as crooked
as any on 'em, but he knowed he was
bein' watched as clost as they was, an' I
reckon the game was tol'able ntrrh bein'
on the level fr the first part of It, anyway.
Some Lookla' On.
"They was playln' tol'able high an'
there was quite some lookln' on, beln'
as 'twas well known what Uassett an'
Gwaltney 'd had trouble afo", an' there
wa'n't never no tellin" what mought
happen into a game as ser'ous as what
that un was; mora special as t'ap'n Kos.i
was watchlu' It,' an' It was knowed all up
an' down the river what he didn't make
no bones o' stoppln' a game if he seen
atiythin' outen the way let alone putiin'
a man asho' In the woods If he catched
blm playin' funny.
"Well, there waa a young cotton factor
fr'm New Orleans in the game what was
havin' consld'ahle of o run o' luck, an'
him an' a old Judge fr'm Helena. Ark.,
what wac huloin' some good cards had
two or three runins, the coiton factor
gettin' the u. si on It, so betwixt em, not
a flghin' sperrit. mind ye, but a strong
hankerln' for to do each other. They
hadn't had no struggle any time when
one o' lha p'fcsMonals was dealin' an'
there wa'nt no thought o' crooked play,
but the Judge was Just a-yearnln' for
to get back at the cotton factor, un' he
didn't hido his feulin's none to well.
"liimeby It como iull Mathews' deal,
an' the cotton factor made the ante two
call five. They 'd been playin' a dollar
ante afore an' it looked like what moH
likely what 'twus, Just a efroit to iug
his luck along, but there didn't nobody
make no 'bjections, an' the next man, he
nas a planter fr'm Los'sianuy, he come
in. Gttallney set next an' he trailed,
but th' old judge lie boosted it 10. I c'd
see Bassett look at Matthews, but 1 reckon
he d'rin'l get no signal an' he lay uown,
but Matthews lie studied his hand a spell
o.l.l then Hailed.
"jnai brutig il back to the age, an' he
made il (it) more, 'the planter, he studied,
an' then he finger d hia chips like he was
goin' to boost it again, but finally he Just
trailed, vthsi he had I duiino, but he
givii everybody the Idee 't he was tollable
strong, an' t lie on'y reason he hadn't rose
it afo' was long o' act tin where he did.
firr Turned a Hair.
"Uwallney never turned a hall, but he
made goud un the double raise, an' set
back, wah In. They tald the on'y fault
In hia play was 'I he was liable to take
long chances in the draw.
"Then the Judge, he says, 'I reckon this
Is where I get some o' my chips back, an'
be rose It M. 'Twa'n't no good play If
be wanted to keep th' others in. but
'peared like he was aimln' mostly at the
factor. If he was he got what he was
a'ter, far t'oUisri all lay down, but the
factor went back at him with another
hundred. It wajj a tol'able stiff play, an
I c'd see It puzzled the Judge, but It didn't
stagger him, not for a minute; All's he
says was, 'Well, you may have a bigger
hand 'n I think, but I'll see that bet," an"
he covered It.
"Then the factor, he kind o' smiles, an"
he.says 'Yo mought give me one card,' an'
Matthews slips It to him, but before the
Judge could say whether he wanted any
or not Gwaltney speaks up, as quiet as if
he'd been astln' f'r a cup o' coffee, an' he
says, 'I wouldn't advise you to take that
card, sir, not If you need one to fill yo'
hand, I wouldn't. Yo' see It didn't coma
f'm off'n the top o' the deck.'
"I never knowed, nor nobody else never
did, what made him make a break llktt
that, 'thouhten he'd made up his mind to
huve It out with Matthews an' wouldn't
wait no longer.
"Cap'n Foss he waa standiu' behind
Matthews an' not more'n four foot from
him. - He made a Jump, an' he was cotv
sld'able iiulclcer'n a cat, too, but afore he
c'd K n il him. Matthews had a derringer
In each liuud an' had fired twicet, 'Peared
like ho must ha' been look in' f'r Gwaltney
lo do somepin' an' was ready to shoot
afore he done It.
."Anyway he shot straight, an' both bul
lets was found In Gwaltney brain later.
'Peared like he must ha' been plumb dead
when lie rlx outen his chair, but he rlz all
right, an' when he readied across the table
he had his bowle In his hand. Moreu't
tiiat, he hud such a grip onto il that whea
he fell he drug Matthews down with him.
f'r he done drove It plumb to the hilt down
ifiwlde Matthews' collar bone.
"Well, that was all there was to that.
B.th on 'em was stone dead, so there
wa'n't nothiu' to be did, an' even at that
they didn't 'peur to settle the question
whi ther u knlf-i is better'n a gun or
"Whether 'taln't."
LOCAL EXCURSION ON TUESDAY
Plant of Swift A Cunipanr to Re Vis
Ited by Commercial Club
Members,
The Omaha Commercial club has arx
ranged for another local trade excursion
for Tuesday. Kwlft &. Co. of South Omah
has invited the members of the club 14.
visit the plant un that date and the InvU
tutiou has been accepted. Officers of th
packing company say they will have all
Ml. inn departments In full operatlog a(,
that time. All members are requested 14
meet at the ( 'onunercial club rooms Tu'm
day at 12 o'clock and special cai-s will
leave ihe corner of Fifteenth and Kamai,
streets at 12:10 shatp. Lunch will be served
by Swiri Co., after which the plant will
be Insp cted.
A yisr ago thee local trade exciirsionl
were Inaiigui at d and trips were made In
the jobbing diMiict and later to the Unlul
Pacific shops.
Trout for Hapld reek.
PI Kit RE, a. D., Nov. 12. - Special. M
The government Is stocking Rapid CltJ
with 1.,0 000 trout this fall, and the man.
agement of Hlsiga, the Pierre summet
ratnp, has secured I6O.011O of them for the
creek at that point and promises futuif
rport for the Pterreresldeots of that camp.