Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 23, 1910, NEWS SECTION, Page 10, Image 10

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Choice o( Our $1 Parasols at 39c ea.
Women's and Hisses 25c Girdle
Corsets at 10c Each
Women's $1.00,
$1.25 and $1.50
Lace or embroidery
trimmed, cambrics
nd nainsooks, at
Women' i Colored
Waist Slips
They are well made,
and worth 60c. lost
day clearance, at
Women's50c-75c Imported Ilose, 25c
All Silk laffeta
and Silk Ales
saline Ribbon
Also douM fared,
clierkel taffeta, 6 In.
dies wide, worth tic
at, yd.
Men's Fice Im
ported and Seam
less Hosiery
Fancy allK embroider
ed merrerlred Hole,
etc.. at. pair 12Va
This includes Fongex'd, taffetas, mercerized,
Our entire stock of broken lots, where we have not a
complete assortment of sizes In French lisle, silk em
embroidered, braided, ruffled and tucked bor
dersladies' and misses'
clearing sale price, main
broidered, allover lace and lace boot pat
terns mercerized, full fashioned, double
heels and toes, double soled; clearing
sale price, on main floor, per pair.
All sizes, with hose supporter at
tachments; on sale in basement,
clearing sale price
1 !
! !
Fine Neckwear
New Dutch and Middy Col
lars, in crochet, Venise and
fancy lace effects, new ja
bots, frill effects, etc.
worth up to ?5c, at
15c and 25c
Women' Union Suits
Women's lace trimmed
umbrella style, also cuff knee
gauze union suits worth up
to 75c each in basement, at
49c and 25c
Fast Black Seamless Hose
.Women's and children's fa6t
black seamless hose, worth
up to 19c a pair; fn
in besement, pr IUi
Leather Belts
All the men's and boys lea
. ther belts, that sold up to
25c; clearing sale price in
basement at, C
Final Day Specials-
All out Women's Idnsa
piece Jacket Baits that
have been selling up to
Children's Onlmps Pretti
ly tucked and embroidery
trimmed, that we have
been netting 4 fm
at 25c up to IDC
iO, each, at
All Oar Children's Soe
Chambray and Gingham
stampers Bpeclal Batur
day clearance lf?ja
price. C
All ens Children's $1.00
Dresses, In gingham and
percale and chambray
Your choice Cflie
Saturday. UiC
Last Day Specials
Tour Cbolee of All On Tonr Choloe of All Oar
Women's Tailored Salts, Women's X,onr Dhantnng
that we have been sell- Coats, that we have been
In up to 7 PA selling up to f AA
125.00. now eW.afU $ 10.00. Sstur- 2e)aVU
st v dsy. at
T CV,0f f. " Ohol.. of All Oar Wome.'s
sr?oW $5.00 IpMS. $5.00
now at , v ml '
Saturday is Positively the Last Day of Our
Light colored sun bonnets
' regular 15c and 25c values;
final clearance in Cj
basement at, each JC
Men's Summer Shirts
'All the men's summer shirts,
formerly sold at 50o each
clearing sale-price as long
as they last; base- t(f
ment, each . . ' . . IC
' affmagomiiiii m i n. i ... " ' i ' J"
Val. and Torchon Laces
Fine Val. and torchon-laces,
sold always at 5c and 7Vsc
a yard; basement,
; at, yard
arc offered Saturday. Prices are
r than ever before in
ould attend. Saturday is your last
The last and greatest bargains of this wonderful clearing sale
rr;n rpHnrect and everv department will otter midsummer goods at prices lower tnan ever before in
Omaha's history. - It will be an overwhelming bargain event that every Omaha women sho
chancr t profit by these bargains. v
Low Shoes
Mia Floor Old Store
Women's S3.B0 and $4 up-to-
date Pumps and
Oxfords, at
Women's practical 3 Pumps
and Oxfords; Spe- nr
clal Saturday, pair, vleefw
Women's 2-eyeiet Cravenetto
13.50 Oxfords at,
All tb sample lines of Women's Oxfords and Ankle
Strap Pumps, worth up to $3.00 a pair
bargain square, at..
Boys' and Children's Shoes
Boys'. 13.00 Oxfords; black and tan at... Sa.00
Boys' 12.60 Oxfords, at $1.75
Little Boys' 11.60 and $1.78 Oxfords; sizes 8 to 18 H
per pair, now at $1.00
Little Boys' $2.26 Oxfords, at Sl.TB
Misses' 2.00 Mat Calf Ankle Strap Pumps, pair... SUBS
Lingerie Waists
Worth up to $5.00
Each, at . .... .
These waists are new In every respect and
are the prettiest styles of the season high and
low necks, lace and embroidery trimmed, long
and short sleeves odd lota and sizes of fine
waists that have aold up to $5 each.
Fine Lot of Women's
Torn Over Collar and
Dutch Neck Waists
Prettily lace and embroidery trimmed
cool and 'dainty styles qq
for summer wear, your Aril
choice at VVX,
$150 &
Final Clearance of
Jewelry and Leather Goods
Women's Finest Patent Leather Calf Belts, in black
and red. They are worth sba a a
upto $1,00 each-at. dUC'OtjC
The John Mehl Celebrated Hand Sewed Bags, In
fine seal, leather lined, four fine fit- P9 Aft
tings, worth $5 at JdeWV
All our Imported Fancy Belt Plna that bave been
selling up to $5 your choice . QQ
All our Fancy Belt Pins and Peart Cuff f f
Links, that sold up to 60c at 19C
All the Doran Beauty Pins, three on a card,' f P.
warranted to wear at, each . .13C
Women's Irish Hand
Embroidered Initial
Narrow hemstitched, plain
and cross barred, white and
colored initials worth 20c;
main floor, at, 10
each... ;1UC
$1.25 BtK Kus vt 49c
Extra large floral and tile
pattern bath rugs
all colors, at, each. .mJl
$2 Table Cloths at $1.19
Fine hemstitched table
cloths, 8-10 size regular
$2.00 values, at, $ Q
each. Isle
Hosiery at 15c
Fine yillover lace and lace
boots black, tan and fancy
colors; also misses', boys'
and children's rib- C
bed hose, etc., atpr. 1JC
"M" Waist Union Suits
Summer gauze, low neck,
knee length; main ZX
floor, at, each. eTC
Japanese hand drawn scarfs
and lunch cloths; values up
::a.t: 98c
Special Basement Bargain
All the odd pieces of stiver, in spoon's, nut picks
and cracks, sugar shells and butter knives
at, each V
Bed Spreads
Fringed and-, scalloped Mar
seilles pattern bed spreads,:
worth $2.00, at, Qfla
f. O. King's 200
yd. spools of
thread, white
and black; all
numbers; doi.
Buttonhole Scis
sors notion
Dept. pair
2Bo Skirt Mark
; era, clearing
ale price. In
notion Dept
Wooden C o a t
Hangers, no-1
tlon Dept.; S
E00-yd sooolsH
of - "Pennant
basting thread
notion Dept.,
L5c 32C
Tension Shears,
- self sharpen
ing, worth 76c
notion Dept
Hat and Bonnet
Wire, black,
white and all
colors; flat or
round, notion
DepU bolt-
Dress Forms for H
SKin ana ror
waist, complete
sixes 62 to
40 bust, notion
5c $298
Elastic Web 1
- Inches wide
lOo trade, no
tion Dept.. at,
y .
Hair Rolls: bl.
fluffy, wash-'
able rolls
old every
where at $1
, notion Dept.
Children's gauze vests and
pants main floor, Q
at, each. ZrC
500 high grade business
cards very latest type
styles-Saturday $fl
only. : 1
ard case free with 100 vis
iting cards Satur
day only.
Thousand of Young Men Tramp the
Country for the Fun of It. '
Hobo Who Slept WTille Riding tae
Rods Another Who .Jumped
from Speeding .Train and
If the figures of Edmond Kelly
of Columbia university may be taken as
a guide, the tramp population . of the
United States Is about 600.000. The same
authority estimates that three-fourths
of these are youngsters under twenty
one., who are tramping for fun. Tliev are
but youths who respond to that spirit
wlthn which calls for adventure. They
are the lads who have hit upon the
method that la fullest to the brim of
possibilities of taking one's life in hand,
waging It a dozen times a day against
the mere bagatelle of a ride, getting the
thrill of a flirtation with the grim reaper,
anu oftentimes tragically losing the
wager. They have found a dlverson with
dangers ten times as great as cowboylng
and a hundred times as great as going
to war.
There are scores of business and pro
feealonat men who have ridden the rods.
They seldom speak of It, for their as
sociates would give them the unbeliev
ing ha! ha! Who Would credit a story
that a man of affairs had been thrown
from the "blind baggage" by a low
browed brekemam Yet with 600,000
uraduates a year rem wanderlust col
lege these men are to be found In every
walk of life. They almost forget the
wlldness of their youth until the warm
days of summer coma on. Then some
evening while they doze on the front
porches o their comfortable homAs they
era suddenly aroused Dy the distant and
melodious toot of a freight engine, and
wrke to an almost uncontrollable desire
to scramble aboard and ride away again
Into the land of adventure and romance.
For these are the '.en who yesterday
asked for handouts at your back doors.
The housewife regarded them as poor,
humiliated, unfortunate creatures, asking
' alms. On the contrary, they were the
boldest adventurers that the country has
ever known. The Indian fighters of early
days led prosalo lives compared with
theirs. Nor was their life humiliating to
' them any more than the cast of the actor
wi.o plays the downtrodden behind the
footlights is humiliating to him. It was a
part of the adventure and they gloried In
i it. The novice told the first woman from
. whom he solicited the "eats" that he was
just put of the hospital In St. Louls, and
that he was trying to get home to mother
In Council Bluffs. It was an inspiration.
It got results. He used ths same "spiel
throughout the season, changing th
towns to fit the situation of the moment
Advtalarti on the Way.
But Just what are the adventures, the
hardships, the haaards of these Journeylngs
ct the wayward are not often put down.
There is the fantastlo tale sometimes told
and often credited to the Imagination of
the f lot Ion writer. But the following la
cidenU are blunt fact told Just as they
have happened. '
Midway from front to rear of a freight
car, and underneath are two parallel rods
of Iron, a foot and a half 'apart and con
nected at one point by a narrow board.
The whole la but a foot from the ground.
A man may He upon these but never with
comfort. When the train Is in motion he
Is safe from his arch enemy, the brakeman,
and sure of a ride to the next stop. The
rods are the last resort of the man who
ia anxious to get over the road and can find
no other place to ride. He "wings under"
after the train Is in' motion. .
A California fruit train - was eastbound
and passing through Arizona. A dozen
boy tramps were making a special effort
to ride the train for It was on a schedule
equal to that of a passenger. All the cars
were Iced and sealed and there was no
chance of getting Inside. The only show
for a ride was on "the bumpers" between
the cars, on- top and easily accessible to
the brakeman, or underneath on the rods.
Most of the boys rode' underneath. When
the train stopped the brakeman chased the
youngsters from their hiding places and
tried to keep them from getting on asslt
pulled out. The result was an all day
battle and hard riding underneath.
One of the lads had never gone under be
fore. It was great sport, but hard work.
The train was due at Albuquerque at 9
o'clock, but was two hours late. The raw
lad underneath got desperately tired. The
dust and grime was something frightful.
The great freight train hammering over
the Joints of the rails at a speed of fifty
miles an hour made a fearful din." All was
darkness. The ground but a foot beneath
sped by like a fast-running stream. The
realisation that a mere fall from a train
moving so rapidly meant death was made
more vivid by a mental picture of the re
sult of all the cars behind passing over
one's body.
More Lark Than Sense.
Yet so heavily did the fatigue of It weigh
upon the amateur hobo that he went to
sleep oh . his insecure resting place. He
never knew how long he. slept When he
awoke it was to that frenzy of fear that
overpowers one when coming out of slum
ber In strange surroundings and not being
able to realize where he Is. He gripped
the rods In a frenzy of fright. In which
his memory groped In the chsos of the din
about him to find something familiar that
would make him understand.. Finally mem
ory came back to the normal and he real
ised where he was. Likewise he appreci
ated the danger he had been In while sleep
ing on the rods beneath the train, and a
greater fright came to him than he had
ever felt before. Being game, however, and
the danger past his spirits were In nowise
dampened, and. he rode on to other experi
ences. ...
A cross-continent express stopped at I
o'clock in the evening at-a tewa In Colo
rado. This, town seemed to nave accumu
lated a superabundance of tramps, and all
were anxious to- get out, for the "bulls"
(railroad yard detectives) were unfriendly
and the rock pile threatened. When the
passenger train steamed out and gathered
speed the tramps swarmed from behind the
other cars In the yard, from back of the
water rank, from along the right-of-way
Most of them aimed for the "blind bag
gage," a platform In front of the 'baggage
car which Is Just behind the engine on
these trains. Borne few who missed this
boldly chose a car step which bristled no
brakeman, swung aboard and scrambled
up the little ladder which leads to the top
of the car. This act In the parlance of the
profession Is known as "decking her.'.'
The top of a passenger train offers no
bed of roses as a resting place. The slope
Is uncomfortably srreat and the top Is
broken by one portion that Is a foot or
two higher than the other. There Is not
room to lie down without danger of rolling
So precarious Is the footing that the
brakeman comes up to run the tramps off
no oftener than -is necessary.. When he
appears there Is a scrambling down lad
ders, often a hurried passage through a
car and up again at the other end. . The
train must be stopped and time lost in put
ting the trespassers off. On the night in
question the hoboes were so numerous that
the crew oouid not ignore them and waged
a -battle throughout the night in ridding
the train of them.
Bouncers In Action.
Meantime the amateur tramp had done
an unconventional thing In trampland a
thins? so simple that It 'was successful. He
crawled from the blind baa-gage upon the
tender among the coal and went to sleep.
His hiding place was so easily found that
no tramp of experience would have chosen
it, . and no trainman would look for a
tramp there. ' When the fireman came back
to take water he saw the lad, but the
fireman's business Is to shovel coal and
not to fight tramps. Be be merely stepped
over the prostrate form with a "Good for
you, kid. Lie low," and the amateur rode
through the night.
Just as day broke the train stopped for
water and the brakemen made their last
fight in an attempt to get rid of their un
profitable passengers. The conductor went
forward to prevent the. dislodged tramps
from going up the right of way and swing
ing on as the train passed. Then, when It
had gained considerable speed, he swung
onto the engine and started back over the
train. This was the undoing of the ama
teur, for, In passing over the tender, the
conductor stepped on him. Psychologically,
from the standpoint of the tramp, this was
the worst possible moment tor such a
thing to nsppen. The conductor was in a
ndsty mood because or me irouoie me
tramps hsd given him. But, finally, he was
congratulating himself upon having gotten
rid of them. Finding the amateur threw
him Into a white rage.
'Get out of here!" he ordered heatedly.
'I am now on my way," responded the
tramp, acrambling down onto tne Dimu
But having gone thus far, there was no
further retreat except by leaping from the
train, and by this time It wan running full
speed. .The conductor still admonished in
language picturesque and lurid. The boy
protested that the train was going too fast
for alighting, and that under the law he
could not be put oft unless the train was
But the conductor's temper was aflame.
He would show the tramp whether he
would get off or lot! He was six feet
above on the tender. This was piled high
with huge chunks of coal. The conductor
began heaving these, In his frenzy, upon
the tramp. There was no way of getting
bark at him. The tramp had his choice of
Jumping from the train or being beaten to
death with coal. He chose the former
alternative. '
He knew something about getting off a
fast moving car. He got low down on the
step, placed himself so that he would land
feet first faoe front almost as flat as a
board lying on the ground, and turned
loose. His feet ploughed Into the ground,
his legs crumpled up, his body catapulted
Itself in a slide down the right-of-way that
removed much epidermis from the project
ing portions. But landing right broke his
fall and no serious damage was done. The
experience was a bit rough, but he caught
a freight' three hours later little the worse
for wear.
Toll of Tramp Life.
Th amateur soon finds that there are a
great many trainmen who have a startling
disregard for the life of a tramp. The rail
roads themselves state that there are more
trespassers killed each year than trainmen
and passengers taken together something
like 10,000 of them.
There Is a favorite trick cf the brake
man, for Instance, that is the dread of the
tramp riding the rods. He ties a coupling
pin to a rope and lets It down beneath the
car. It bumps along on the ties and the
speed of the train makes this contact so
violent that the coupling pin iss hurled
with great force against the bottom of the
car. Booner or later it will hit the tramp
and kill him. The track walxer will report
a tramp who fell from the train and was
killed while beating his way.
The amateur may be riding on the top of
a freight near-the engine. The "shacit,"
or brakeman, begins to work the train,
beginning at the caboose. It Is half an
hour before he reaches the amateur. The
train Is going slowly up grade. The ama
teur swings ' off in the darkness and
catches rod further back. But the shack
has seen him and likewise swings off and
catches the same rod.
The tramn notes the energy of the shack
and decides that it is prompted by a de
sire for "side money."
- Being an amateur, he has fifty cents
hidden away for an emergency and he
proffers this for the privilege of a ride,
But there are "spotters" on the line to
test the brakemen In just this way, and
the amateur looks a good deal like one
of these made-up spotters. There Is noth
ing doing. The brakeman orders the
"cut loose." The amateur reeponds, but
figures all th- time that he still has a
chance to catch the train before the
caboose passes. The brakeman realizes
this intent. He hates a tramp and above
all he bates a spotter. He has a coupling
pin in his hand, which the amateur sees.
The amateur follows his intuition of dan
ger, takes no chances and is thereby wise.
He lets the train pass, the brakeman swing
ing on the caboose. He is alone in the
night in the solitude of the great plain.
The coyotes howl mournfully in a circle
about him. He has no idea of the distance
to the next water tank and it Is hitting
the ties fur hi.
Boxed I p.
But the life is not all this strenuous.
The old heads refuse to ride outside and
do not leave a town until they can com
fortably stow away In a box car. It Is
often easy to get Inside an empty. Even
loaded oara, though sealed, are not entirely
inaccessible. To break a seal la a peni
tentiary offense, but hard to prove. There
is the big sliding doer at th side and the
little door, at the end and near the top
of the car. A seal may be found, broken
or even a door open, for precaution, eannot
always keep a long train hobo-tight
A broken seal may be mended by a con
federate, who remakis o (ithe- outside, so
as to appear Intact Whenever there Is
a haven of refuge of this sort in a train
the news of it goes abroad and soon there
is a merry party assembled. Conviviality
is the order of the day, stories are told, and
Bought the Choicest Goods from the Whole
sale Dry Goods Stock of
326-330 Broadway, New York -(WHO
Our Tremendous Purchase Will Go On Sale
Monday, July 25th
M 1he lost Sensational i
the "dope" on the "bulls" of a hundred
towns is exchanged. For days the party
may go unbroken. The stores of the car
may be drawn upon for food. If there is
nothing that can be eaten the trip may still
be continued for a couple of days, for the
riding is good and the matter of the "eats"
is not important
Then, too, there Is sport to be had when
the tramps are "bowed up," or encamped,
between rides. In Colorado Bprings there
is a creamery that gives away buttermilk.
In San Antonio there is a brewery that
keeps on tap a keg of its product for the
visitor, no matter how lowly. In El Paso
there is a graft upon the municipality that
la open to all hoboes which has been
worked by every tramp familiar with the
southern route across the continent
Washington Star.
. . On the Other Foot.
The Pullman car conductor was making a
kirk at the meat market.
"My wile tells me." he said, "that the
lam steak she got here was so tough she
couldn't eat it. You ought to give her back
the money she paid for thst piece of meat."
"Think so?" said the butcher. "Itemem-
ber the last trio 1 made with you? 1 paid
you $i for a sleeping car berth and I didn't
alccp a wink. Will you give me back that
t'i If I'll refund the L6 cents your wife paid
for the steak r Chicago tribune.
Mlssonrlan Shows Mis Fellows the
War . to Do a Good
Men of great wealth and of philanthropic
bent who are considering means pf doing
good for humanity will do well to read the
will of the late Peter B. Burns of Liberty,
Mr. Burns was not a millionaire. He was
one of that rather numerous class in this
country the representatives of which are
spoken of in the press as 'having "amassed
a competence." generally "by hard work and
close economy." Mr. Burns died not long
ago, leaving an estate somewhat in exeest
of $40,000. Th terms of his will have Just
been made public. The entire eatate is left
to the widow during her lifetime. At her
death one-half of it is U go to the county
of Clay, "to be administered by the county
court in loans to men who desire to build
hemes." Tho loans, it is provided, may not
exceed $-'.000 to a single individual. They
are to bear interest at 2 per cent. They are
to bo secured by a mortgage on the real
estate, and they are to be paid back at the
rate of at least $100 a year.
Half of Mr. Burns' estate will amount to
$20,000. Should the cnnt ... ..
,,,. , , , ' vi go tne
limit In loans, under the provisions of the
Will, ten m n muiIA v.n - ......
.. ' - """"" i.ow each, and
thus enter upon a home-bulldlng enterprlxe.
NhntiM & ,1 1.. . .
. , ln. ioa,n, to iinj0.
twenty men would be benefited, while fjn
loans would enable fr.rt
. . , . ... ' mane n
start In life aa nrniu,iv.A.,.i.
-.. ..,.,, CIUZHJ1S.
As the fund perpetuates itself, t may read-e
lly be seen that iu benefits are likely t,jEM
be far-reachtna. It nr.,.n. .
whereby a good many industrious and de-
a r it nav m e ...
" enabled to
homes. wherMi withnut
aiuie they could not hope to do
Home owners senerallv -
ini ma n nhA . . .
... . ",
a man of some
and standing in hi.
. - - .i"Miuniiy. jno man
who Is seeking ways and means to estab-
Men- fir hlm..i - ....
permanent living place
is the kind of man that will make a decent.
tmian, ini pnuanthroplBt who
ls44lfsT 1Anarwlnep M 1 1 1 . . . .
JolD grfa, ,nd servic.
promoting the public welfare.
Homo of our Amerlce.i capitalists who
have millions where Teter B. Burns had
thoussnds might very well follow his mol
est example in establishing a home-buildlna
foundatton.-Loulsvlll. Courier-Journal
Tho man
w no
homes is