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TOE OMAITA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER
LODGE TO HOLD STATE RALLY
where buffalo now roam GOLD BRICKS FOR RAILROADS
Ladies of the Maccabees of the World
In Two-Day Session.
WILL INITIATE CLASS MONDAY
t.atherlDH Concludes Tilth Bane.net
d Theater Parly Twenr .MiU
( linimrg of America Meet
.N'otee of Other Order.
Tha state rally of the Ladles of the
Maccabees of the World, of Nebraska. will
be held at fraternity hall. Nineteenth and
Harney streets. Monday and Tuesday. ,Mr.
Anne DeMars. state commander, will call
ttid meeting V- order at 10 o'clok, Mm
day morning Monday afternoon a large
iia.s will he instructed and the new ritual
exemplified Tim morning seslon will be
occupied with the roll call of hives and
the awarding" of prize
The sta'e officers will he assisted in the
class initiation by Gate fit j- Hive No. t.
guard team, under the leadership of Julia
Lolina. captain. Th regular ritual will be
exemplified by the same set of officers
agisted by Laurel Hive. No 1. guard
learn, under thei direction of Mary E
Laurel and Gate City hlveii will meet 1n
a competitive drill.
Mr. Jessie K. Fsger, national super
visor, will hold a symposium on Tuesday
morning. At the afternoon session the Gate
City hive guard team will exemplify th
draping of the charter.
Tuesday evening the slate rally will come
to a cloae with a reception and banquet at
tha I'axLon. A theater party at the Poyd
will be held, following the banqimt.
The convention of Ladies of the Macca
bees of the World will be held In Omaha In
I. O. O. F.
- Omaha Lodjre No. 2 will have two can
didates for the Initiatory degree next Fri
Stat Lodg No. 10 will have election of
officers and put on the third degree Mon
day night. ruth Omaha lodiie No. 14S
will visit No. l'i In a body and bring a
candidate for degree work along with
Hesperian Encampment No. 1 will have
nine candidates for the Hoyal Purple de
gree next Thursday evening. Apollo En
campment No. la of Fremont will visit
No. 2 In a body, and a delegation from tne
Blair encampment is also expected to be
present on mat date.
Dannebrog Lodge No. 21(1 will have work
In the Inlnatoiy degree next Friday night.
Benson Lodge No. Zil will hold ita elec
tion of officers for the ensuing term
Wim Lodgi No. 13 will elect officers
Ruth Rebekan JjoAk No. 1 will give a
card party at odd iellows' hall Saturday
night, lecemher 3.
The Ivy Kehekaii circle will meet at the
home of Bister Alice Buabee, 4til Seward
street, next Wednesday afternoon.
lvv Rebekah Lodge No. 33 will have
seventeen candidates for Initiation at Its
next meeting night.
A meeting has been called for nxt
Wednesday night to be held at Wolf's hall,
corner Twenty-second and Cuming streets,
for the dutdos of discussing the advisa
bility of forming a past officers club In
Omaha. This meeting Is to be attended
by a committee of five from each of the
subordinate lodges in omsjia, ttoutn
Omaha. Benson and Florence, torty-fl
lelegates are expected to be In attendance.
aalsaal Life la e Prairie Wilder
eea la tae Aretle
Seven of the seventeen Odd Fellows
lodges in Omaha elected these officer last
week for the ensuing term:
Hesnerlan Lncamnment No. (J. W
Read, chief patriarch; C. A. Grimes, high
nneat: L. V. Crura, senior warden; C H
Marcher, Junior warden; C, M. Coffin, sr..
acrlbe; F. t. Bryant, treasurer.
Triangle Encampment Feter Johnaon,
chief patriarch: bam Christiansen, senior
warden: Sam Miller, high Driest: J. Hau-
bro. Junior warden; Martin Reese, scribe.'
J'eter J an sen . treasurer.
Omaha Lodge No. C. H. Marcher, no
ble grand; James Short, vice grand; S. K.
Oreenlsaf, secretary; F. B. Bryant, treas
urer; G. E. Turklngton. Louis Haimrod
and C. A. Baumgardener, trustees; li. IS.
Turklngton, Loula Helmrod and 8. K.
Qreenleaf, directors of the hall association.
Jonathan Lodge No. iA-D. V. Shipley,
nobie grand; T, P. Hereklnd, vice grand;
J. C. Kindred, treasurer; VV. E. Rogers,
secretary; August Johnson for three-year
term at trustee.
Ivy Rebekah Lodge No. S3 Li Hie , Rice,
noble grand; Ms t tie Clark, recording-secretary;
Jennie Frankum. financial secre
tary. Alpha Rebekah Lodge No. 44 Mr. Hop
kins, noble grand; Mrs. Fred Etter, treea
urer; Mr. William MeDermld, secretary.
Dagmar Rebekah Lodge No. 143 Adel
Hendrlcksen. noble grand; Leonora Han
sen, vice grand; Christine Hendrlcksen,
secretary; Adella Jensen, treasurer.
Clansmen of Asaerlea.
Lode No. 1 Clansmen of Amerloa met In
regular session at Jtarlght'a hall. Nine
teenth and Farnam streets. Friday evening.
Ten new applications were received, and a
class of six was Introduced to the order.
The new "side degree' was given. On Fri
day evening. December 3. the lodge will
hold Its third monthly dance.
Lodge No. t, Clansmen, meets every Mon
day evening at Gentleman's ball. Twenty
fourth and Lake streets. Monday night.
November , the lodge will entertain Its
members ana inenas at a aancing piny.
lodge No. 3, Clansmen, was organised at
Soutii Omsht, Saturday evening, with
fifty-three charter members. The meeting
was at Maaunlu hall. The supreme officers
were present and assisted In the work. The
administration of the obligation to this
large claas was an Impressive ceremony.
The ludge Will meet weekly.
Tribe of Ben Hnv.
Omaha Court No. U0 Tribe of Ben Hur,
wll Initiate a large class of candidates
Thursday evening Jewel Court team from
Council Bluffa will put on the work. Im
mediately after the Initiation refreshments
will be served. A social danc will follow.
FVnteraal I'aloa of America.
Ranoer lodge No, 11. Fraternal Union of
America, will give a calico ball at Modern
Woodman of America hall. Fifteenth and
Douglas street. Thursday lilghL Refresh
in ma will be served.
What young man of our race would not
gladly gle a ear of IVa life to roll back
ward the scroll of time for five decades,
and live that year In the romantic by-gone
days of the wild west: to see the great
Missouri while the buffalo pastured on Its
banks, while big game teemed In sight and
the red man roamed and hunted, unchecked
by fence or hint of white man's rule; or,
when that rule was represented only by
'-.ittered trading posts, hundreds ct miles
part, and at the best the traders could
xchsnge the news by horse or canoe, and
months of lonely travel?
I, for one. would have rejoiced In tenfold
payment for the privilege of this backward
look In our age, and hsd reached middle
life before I realised that, at a much less
heavy cost, the miracle tu possible today.
For the uncivilized Indian still roams the
far reaches of absolutely unchanged, un
broken forest and prairie leagues, and has
knowledge of whit men only In bartering
furs at the scattered trading posts where
locomotive and telegraph are unknown;
still the wild buffalo elude th hunters.
fight the wolves, wallow, wander and
breed; and still there la hoofed gam by
the million to be found where the Saxon
Is a seldom seen a on the Missouri In
the time of Lewis s.nd Clsrke. Only w
must seek it all, not in the west, but In
the far northwest; and for "Missouri and
Mississippi" read "Feace and Msrkensie
rivers," those noble streams that north
ward roll their mile-wlde turbid floods a
thousand leagues to the silent Arctic sea.
This was the thought which spurred me
to a six months' Journey by canoe. And
I found what I went In search of, but
found, also, abundant and better rewards
that were not In mind, even as Saul, the
son of Klsh, went seeking aases, and found
for himself a crown and a great king
A hundred miles long Is this uncharted
etresm. fifty feet wide, eight feet deep,
crystal clear, calm, slow and deep to the
margin; a steamer could ply on its deep,
placid, unobstructed flood, a child could
navigate It anywhere. The heavenly beauty
of the shores, with virgin forests of fresh
green spruces towering a hundred feet on
very aide, or varied In open places with
long rows and thickset hedges of th
gorgeous wild red Athabaska rose, made
a stream that most canoeroen. woodmen
and naturalists think without a fault or
flaw, and with every river beauty In Its
highest possible degree. Not trees and
flood alone had strenuous power to win
our souls; at every point and bank, In
every bend, wer living creatures of the
north, beaver and bear, not often seen, but
abundant; moose tracks showed from time
to time, and birds were her in thousands.
Rare winter birds, as we had long been
taught to think them In our southern
homes; here we found them in their native
land, and heard not a few sweet melodies
of which In far-away Ontario, Jersey and
Maryland we had been favored only with
promising scraps when wintry clouds were
broken by the sun. Nor ware th old
familiar ones away flicker, aapsucker.
hairy woodpecker, kingfisher, least fly.
catcher, alder flycatcher, robin and crow
and horned owl -were hare to mingle their
noises with the stranger melodies and call
of Lincoln sparrow, fox sparrow, ollve
slded flycatcher, snipe, rusty blackbird and
I never saw horned owl as plentiful else
where. I did not know that .there were so
many bear and beaver left.' I never was
so muoh Impressed by the splendid raucous
clamor of th cranea, the continual spatter
of ducks, the cries of trulls and yellowlegs.
Hour after hour we paddled down that
stately river, adding our three and a halt
miles to its one-mile speed; each turn
brought to view some new and lovelier
aspect of bird and forest life. I never
knew a land of balmier air; I never felt
the plney breese more sweet; nowhere but
In the higher mountains Is there such a
tonlo sense abroad; the bright woods and
river reaches were eloquent of a clime
whose maladies are mostly foreign born.
Ernest Thompson Bet on in Scrlbners,
Jobi that Tet the Skill of Company
RANK SnxmisTlN THE WXST
larletr ef Bogus tie Iras and the le
teetlv Work Required to
rrotect Treasuries of
IJlUan Temple No. l. pytblan
will give a card snd dancing party Mon-
g, November 8. at Modem
I America hall. Fifteenth and
Henry W. Lawton Auxiliary No t, V. 8.
W. V.. will Five a card party and enter
tainment at baright hall Monday evening,
Alpha ramp No. 1. Woodman of th
World, will give a musical entertainment at
Farlght's hall. Nineteenth and Farnam
streets. Wednesday evening, for the mem
bers of the came, their families and
fiienda. Th entertainment will commence
at t p. m , when the audience Is expected
to be seated.
Omaha lod$e. No. 1. Royal Achates, will
rive a Driie card partv Tuesday night,
November IS. JaiO. Members and friends
cordially Invited. Remember, elevtion of
officers Tuesday evening. December 8, 1910
lvv ramp No. 3. Roval Neighbors of
America will give a card partv at their
hall Wedensdav evening. November 30. Re
freshments will be served. Election of of
ficers December T. Come and help to
lect officer who are qualified to fill
wts to Crock.
Some men have no respe ;t for old ace
unlet it is bottled.
If you are going to nail a He be sure you
dn t hit your own finger.
Few of ua ever tiet titat prostration from
in Kins nay wnne tne sun etijnea.
1'iitktiei lends enchantment to the view,
eMiei-ialiv In the cas of art-at men.
To be weighed lu the sovial seal It seems
necessary to have a cash balance.
A word to (he wine mav be sufficient,
bur it drpends largely upon who give It.
H Is bard to ri.l the temptation to say
Html thins that make other peovie smart.
If you are locking (or a hsn-i-kd hua-
barid. th bc. pice to loo.t la under his
wit a inumo.
We ar all inclined to relolo in the good
fortune of our friends, provided It aot-sn t
exceed our own.
A woman alas wants plenty of closets,
snd then at.o spends most of her time look,
lag in them for burgiai New York Time.
Bigger, Better, Busier Tnat 1 what
advertlsliur u The Be will do tor your
SCREAM FOR FRESH AIR
Cbteaco'e Health Deportsaomt SeemAa
Waralngr Not Worth He4
The beginning of the annual hibernation
of a large part of the population of Chi
cago, meaning separation from fresh air
and a big Jump In th numbar of Impure
air diseases, is announced by the health
department In Its weekly bulletin.
The guardians of Chicago's physical wel
fare find cause to "view with alarm" the
big increase In pneumonia. Th records
show that forty-seven more persons died
of this dirty-air disease than In the pre
ceding week. There are in crease also In
diphtheria and typhoid fever, and the de
partment sorrowfully remarks that this
renders nil the excellent hewing; ef Octo
"Ventilate, don't hibemat, Is the de
"In October. Itt. 81 persons were killed
by pneumonia. In October of this year. 247,
a saving of 134 deaths." say the bulletin.
"This would Indicate that the department's
teaching and the preaching as to the dan
ger of dirty air. are bearing fruit It
means that some people are learning that
It Is better to ventilate than to hibernate.
They are beginclng to understand that
the druggists have no remedies in etock
that are as good for maintaining bodily
health and vigor as is fresh, pure air.
"Don't think we are fresh air cranks'
when we keep constantly urginjr people to
see to it that they htv better air In their
homes and work place. We do not mean
that it Is necessary for tbam to ait around
and shiver in cold and discomfort. The air
In steam-heated apartments Is usually
bad because It Is breathed over and over
"Opening the windows for a little time
at Intervals during the day will help to
keep the Indoor air good. And when the
weather Is not too cold a window or two
may be kept slightly raised ail the time
without effecting th coal bill or mater,
lolly reducing th room temperature. If
people are only warmly and sensibly
clothed, a temperature of tig degrees is far
more healthful than is 70 or 11"
Ho Was Oet to Wia.
X Beldler. whose nam was John
Xenophon Betdiar, or something very much
I n that, but who always was called "X'
snd who was one of the famous Montana
pioneers as well as a vigilante, was out on
th plain on day with Liver Eating John'
son, another wtll known Montana, char
acter, when they were chased by a band
Johnson had a better horse than "X
and was soon ahead. He turned aeveral
time end urged beldler to hurry up.
rturry up, a, ne yeiieo. "Get a move
"Dod gast you. Johnson!" shouted Peidler
as he spurred Ms florae; 'do you ihlnk I'm
trying to throw this race?" Kansas City
A frtraage oltaatloo.
"Humor is a funny thing," said Sinks.
it ougnt to ne, kaia ine philosopher.
"Oh, I don t mean that w-ay, said feiaka.
' I mean that It is a strange thing. Now
I rani speak French, but I caii always
understand a French Joke; snd I speak
Fjis-llali, but I'm bleat If I can see an
l.i'f 'Ish Joke."
' Moet people are." said the philosopher.
"Aro what?'" said Binae.
"Blet If they uan e an English Joke,'
said th phlkoaopiier. "It le a sign of an
uuaaueiiy kea viMja.VH-par's Weekly.
Long before the Ansnias club was
officially chartered, claim agents had com
piled a roster of eligibles in anticipation
of the event. The lift would not lend much
distinction to the club except In the matter
of versatility In pursuing some of the dol
lars nailed don In railroad treasuries.
A few nameless specimens of the listed
class are given credentials in Leslie's
Weekly by George H. Cone, for eighteen
years claim agent of the Harrltnan lines. I
Those of western development are thus
The frauds are legion who claim to have
been in wrecks when they were safe at
home, reading of the catastrophe in the
newspapers. These are without signifi
cance. The claims preferred by those who
are respected In their own communities fur
nish the tragedy and the comedy of nUi-roading.
There Is a class itlustrated by the man In
western Colorado who, a year after a train
accident, brought suit for S0,000. He had
been in the wreck, he said, and had sus
tained injuries resulting in paralysis of,tho
right arm. Although the board of surgeons
found no evidence of Injury, his arm was
limp and dangling. We nent a special
agent to his district, who posed as a land
seeker. One day he saw his Quarry seize
heavy plow and throw It over the tail
board of a wagon. He used both hands.
Here is another of the same type. A
settler claimed 1100 for a horse killed on
the rieht-of-way near Valley, Neb. The
keen adjuster, visiting the scene, divines a
fraud and meets blm with a bluff, thus:
"I can't pay you for that horse."
Angry claimant: "Why not?"
"Because the animal was not worth a
dollar and h as not killed by a train."
The claimant threatened suit; the ad
juster put a detective on the Job, who
learned that a pilgrim wagon, drawn by a
bunch of old "skates," passed through Val
ley on the morning of the alleged accident.
One of the palters, too feeble to go on.
was turned loose. Ha was appropriated by
the claimant, who took him down to the
track and killed him with an axe.
And this one: A central Nebraska farmer
had his wheat field of sixty acrea burned
by locomotive sparks. He claimed $M an
aore, or $3,000 an excessive price for a
heavy crop. How were we to know the
quality of wheat we had never seen? Ha
counted on our Ignorance. I found that the
season had been dry, that his neighbors'
wheat crops were worthless, that some
corners of the one in question which
scaped the fire were but chaff; and when
the claimant aster ted: "That was a fine
piece of wheat!" I could respond. "I know
all about your wheat. A dollar and a halt
an acre Is all that's coming to you, old
man." "All right," he assented with a
grin. "When shall I get the money T"
Ravaaroa of Fire.
A settler In the arid regions had filed
on a government "tree claim." To ob
tain the title it was neoessary to plant a
giove of trees. It was nearing time to
prove up bis title. The Inspector waa due,
when fire from a locomotive caught In
the grass and damaged his treea. He put
in a claim for H.SOO. The claim department
sent an adjuster to the soene. ' What deso
lation met his gaze! He felt a lump In his
throat The man deserved all be had
asked. He walked among the blackened
treea and wept over the settler's blasted
hopes. Presently he waa aware that, aside
from the fire, there was a strangeness
about those trees. He waa puzzled. He
considered them attentively. He leaned
against one of them, searching the key
to the enigma. It tipped over. It had no
root He seized hold of another; it came
up In his hands, and he continued to pluck
up treea till he was tired. The bogus trees
Intended to deceive the government had
been used to deceive the company. The
claimant waa confronted with his perfidy,
He signed the adjuster's release for 117 60.
A Gospel Pall.
A minister of the Gospel migrated to a
small church In Nebraska. Locating, he
sent for his family. The wife and five
children boarded a Union Padflo train
with one full ticket and one half ticket;
four of the children were being carried
free. The two tickets, obtained of a email
southern road, were of an obsolete form.
Of the "first class" and "second class"
printed upon them, the latter had been
punched. This signified to the issuing of
fice that the tickets wer first class; for
the Union Pacific conductor, on the con
trary, following modern rules. It Indi
cated that they were second class. Bo the
conductor said to the woman. "Madam,
you are traveling on a flrst-ciaas limited
train with second-class tickets. I am
obliged to ask you to get off at Grand la
land, where you will find a large station
and can wait comfortably for your proper
train." The little party reached home
safely, with five hours' delay. The minis
ter claimed large damages for "ejectment;"
we compromised with him for 1300. No
doubt this man every-dsy life was based
on the golden rule; he simply bad com
Into contact for th first time with, a large
A laundress, named FreiUg. from a
Minnesota town, boarded the coach of a
mixed train at Columbus, Neb., going north.
6he was a good laundress, I am sure, with
a oonscleno about Ironing shirt fronts and
sending home the full count. Near a eta
Uon a bard stop was made, which jolted
the passenger, and she complained that,
being thrown against the seat in front, her
side had been hurt The conductor sent
Into town for a doctor. The doctor was
Inexperienced. He gave Mrs. Freitag
morphlna This made her IU. On which
the conductor carried her to Norfolk and
had her taken off and lodged at the Oxford
hotel and the railroad local surgeon
called In. The doctor found no evidence
of Injury. Other doctor were called In,
who pronounced her a malingerer.
She Ignored the doctor. Che settled her
self nicely and called in an attorney, who
advised her that she had a good thing if
she would stay in bed and play out the
game. Thta sh had th oourag to do.
6h had lived In hardship, but ahe was
now the guest of the railroad and lived up
t the part She demanded a nurae, which
was funLahed. Bhe called for fruit, oyatera,
expensive wines, 6 he ant for relatives;
they earn at our expense. Th company
complied with her every demand, the kept
the house in a turmoil, ftbe dictated and
complained. The Impatient nurses refused
to stay. The exasperated proprietor fumed.
he had come in the spring. Month fol
lowed month and the summer wore away,
and still she lived at our ooet
, Why the Aseat Blaahea.
Winter came on; the railroad must fur
nish her a oold weather wardrobe. She
oalled for flannels, et cetera. It was my
duty to buy her these thlnga I was yo'ing
and a bachelor, and the saleswoman wbo
sold them to me stared so hard I am
blushing still. Near Chrtaun we found
her willing to settle. Ehe had been invited
to tat&Uy reimloa and wished to show
he new clothes. At las:' I held the siRn"d
release! 1 raid her 11 c.n v homrt nr I
for Joy. Lathering up the rec-'ipts f r
doctors, nurses, hotel h I's. silk klumos.
and so on. I went to hesd iiiflrfrs with tre
whole. The chief looked the papers over
and f iund a fiaw. He asked. "Whre is
the husband's signature? lie can rut In
a c'slm for the lops of hr service" t
protested they would surely be (.atisfled
w.th the haul thev had made Never mind,
it must be had. W got It. but It cost us
The s-rarse settler of the v. est or middle
west, left to his own nature. rKards the
nlver streak which Joins him to th world
and which Is so vital a thing in Ins lift
with a childlike confidence that expiessvs
Itself according to his character. Thus a
farmer I knew In Colorado drove up to the
station, where a mixed train was unload
ing freight. In a hurry to send a dispatch,
he tied his horse to the rear hand rail of
the coach. In what better care could he
leave old Dobbin? While he was In the
t-tatlon the train pulled slowly out, with
old Dobbin following behind. The speed
Increased, the cattle guard was reached,
the buggy was caught and wrecked, thu
horse slipped the bridle and started for
home, while the train proceeded with the
strap hanging to th.e rail. The farmer
dashed out of the station shouting.
"Where's my horse?" and, after a mo
ment's reflection, added thoughtfully, "I
couldn't have done better; the railroad
will pay me enough to get a better one."
There was a small town where the In
habitants customarily raided the side
tracked coal trains for their fuel. One
night a watchman came upon three of
them filling gunny sacks. Two were
caught The third, who ditched his sack
aud escaped, waa then Justice of the peace.
Next morning the Justice sat on the bench.
The two prisoners were brought before
him. The culprits were confused as to
their course. They hung their heads and
pleaded guilty. Dilemma for the Judge!
He considered a moment then brought his
fist down hard on the desk and shouted,
"Get out of here, you rascals! I wouldn't
believe you under oath!"
BIRD-MEN WANT THE EARTH;
FAT TURSES MUSI BE
Another Porlst Breaks Loose.
"Now, air," said the attorney for the
other side, beginning his cross examina
tion, "you testified that you were handed
1,000 for your vote, didn't you?"
"No, air, I testified nothing of the kind."
"Tou did. sir, if I understand the English
"That's the trouble with you," testily
rejoined the witness: "you don't under
stand the English language. I didn't say 1
was handed 11,000. I said It waa handed
"Silence in the courtroom!" roared the
judge. Chicago Tribune.
adapted by the msjorlty cf a vis tors. Claude
Gi ahanie-Wliite receive! a bonus of 7.x,',
to ap"jar at the Boston meet. His ern-
Demandi for Flying Meets Threaten Eng-jShman received for four' days-
exhl,!VUons st Brockton iMsss i fair. The
,m Baltimore promoters also paid Oiahsme-
ivtrT VP White $1S.0 for a series of exhibitions,
rui vi,.i, . .. ...,.v, ...
carrlng passengers and giving aviation
le?sons. When approached by the manage
ment of the Belmont park meet he de
rrsnded $10,000 for appearance money, de
rpite the fact that he had been selected by
the Royal Aero club of Great Britain to
represent England In the Gordon Bennett
cup championship race.
J. Armstrong Drexel received tS.OiW to
take part In the Belmont meet, after de
manding 110,000 as expenses for himself
and William McArdle, his partner, snd It
la reported that he demanded l.'O.OOO before
the Gordon Bennett cup race. Morane. the
French aviator, was to receive $10,000 as
sppesrsnce money, but met with sn sccl
dent, and the money was divided among
three other Frenchmen of less prominence.
Demands of Foreigners.
In addition to nearly $7&.0i0 In prizes, the
F.olmont park management offered a per
centage of the gate receipts, to be divided
among the aviators on a graded scale ac
cording to their total winnings. The for
eign aviators refused this sportsmanlike
offer and demanded extra money Instead.
Two thousand dollars was. the average
amount asked for by the foreigner as ex
penses for each crew of mechanics and
transportation of aeroplanes. This was in
addition to the appearance money, which
varied from $2,000 to $10,000, according to
the standing of the aviators. While the
actual amount of money paid by the Bel
mont park management is not known, it
has been estimated at from $3n,0P0 to $15,
000. In Europe the "appearance money"
clause was worked so hard that It has been
abolished, as many of the aviators re
ceived big sums of money, but never left
the ground In their machines. In spite of
this the aviators object to being treated
as paid showmen and demand recognition
aa high-class sportsmen In the palmy
days of parachute Jumping conditions never
approached the present attitude of the air
men. Sporting Instinct among aviators, meet
promoters ssy, is at a big discount, and
the unreasonable demands of these men
make It almost Impossible to conduct a
meet or tournament on a paying basla
The public receives little benefit, as in
place of real competitions the aviators In
sist upon giving exhibitions that may be
seen free almost any day at the Garden
City Aviation field.
There are several exceptions to the gen-
ronteste Degenerate Into lllppodrosa
Slants Amailn Farulnas of
the Business Here and
The cancellation of the proposed Pan
Francisco aviation meet has brought prom
inently befor the public the real condi
tion of aeronautics, and made plain the
fact that the sporting element of the
science has practically been eliminated.
Charles K. Hamilton, who occupies a prom
inent place among th leading Amcman
aviators, predicts that under present con
ditions aeroplsnlng will In nine or twelve
months be on a plane with fake ballooning
and parachute Jumping at county fairs.
Very few of the aviators now appearing
before the public will consent to take rart
In a real contest of speed, duration, or
altitude. When making a contract to ap
pear at any aviation meet a clause is In
vsrlably Inserted In the sgreement relative
to the velocity of the wind as controlling
the actual flying. Wind gauges seldom, if
ever, record the same velocity. This Is an
excellent opportunity for the aviators.
Puma rsnglng as high aa $-1,000 are de
manded by each aviator to "take a
chance." if the demand Is granted, a flight
of perhaps twenty minutes is made with a
successful landing, which in itself, proves
that the fliers could h?ve flown under the
original contract. This was actually done
at the recent International meet at Belmont
park. Sport in aviation, so critic of the
pastime are saying, has degenerated with
a speed equal to the development of the
science. Where contests of speed once
controlled hippodrome exhibitions now hold
sway, and the exorbitant demands of the
aviators for premiums, bonuses and appf ar
ance money have done much to discourage
the patrons of the science aa well as to
cause big financial losses to the promoters.
When Paulhan first took up aviation he
was working as a mechanic at $2.60 a day.
His contract for America called for $1,000
a day and all expenses. The French avia
tors lived at the most expensive hotels, eat
costly foods, drank choice wines, traveled
in th most approved style and even
charged shoes and clothing to expenses.
Paulhan returned to France with $j0,000,
which, added to an equal sum he made In
England and Europe, enabled him to retire
In one year with $100,000.
Thla Is an evidence of the methods
etsl rule, snd a few alrmi-n hare hon
the true Idea of sport. J. P. Molsant, who
won the Statue of Liberty flight. Is a not
able example alorg these lines. Money has
been h a last consideration. In bis flight
from Tarls to London he received a $'X
cup. The performance Cost him probably
$'.VV. and at the time he made the flight
a ( prise had bot'n offered for a flight
from Fsiis to Brussels, about two-thirds
of the distance, while the trip waa In
finitely less dangerous than the one he
successfully made. There sr several
others, but they are In the minority, and
at th present rate, speed competitions will
be practically unheard of in a year from
now New York Times.
BRIEF CAREER OF A FLYER
l nnrlse Report of Aviator John
stone's trhlevements Daring
In May Took his first ride in an aero
plane ss a rassenger.
In June Made tv first flight lon.
August IK Set a new record for Wright
seroplan. sending one up l.ono feet In ten
August 27-Made a thirty-minute flight
from Asbury park over ocean, village and
September II At Boston-Harvard meet
made new American record for duration
flight. I hours 6 minutes 40 seoonds.
October 25 Took American altitude cham
pionship from J. Armstrong Drexel at Bel
mont park, rising to 7.Jh3 feet
October $7 Climbed ,000 feet from Bel
mont park and was blown fifty-five miles
from the grandstand In a storm, landing
at Middle Villa, L. I. This record waa
within IS feet of the world's record msd
by Wynmalen at Rhoims.
October Si From Belmont park set a new
world's altitude record of .714 feet.
November 17 Killed at Denver. New
A Ranker's Msrnatnre.
The hotel clerk: "Reg pardon, sir,
you sre a banker, aren't you?"
The guest: "Tes. I'm a tanker."
Th clerk: "And now will you te!! m
what your name la. please?"
The guest, indignantly: "Why, I've Just
written It on your register."
The clerk: "I know you have and I'm
very sure It Is either John R, Elmendorf
or James B. Engelshelm, and I don't
know which to prefer."
The guest, still more Indignantly: "Why,
It's neither. My name Is Jethro T. Bee
swinger." The clerk: "So It is. so it la How very
stupid. But anyway, air, you must admit
I guessed your business sa soon as I saw
your handwriting." C.evel.ind Flaln Dealer.
The Key to the Situation Bee Want Ada
Whj Omf Tirade (ew
Every day our trade grows in Omaha. People read our advertisements in the Bee
and they knw wc cpuldn't continue to tell the public that our prices on furniture are 20 per cent
below those charged in Omaha if that wasn't so. Then they make out a list of the things they want to buy. They take
this list and price the various articles in the different Omaha stores and then come to us. They learn that what we say is so
and that they can save $2.00 on a $10.00 purchase or $20.00 on a $100.00 purchase and we have added another Omaha cus
tomer to our list. We make just as much on each sale as the Omaha merchant makes, but out here in South Omaha our rent
and operating expenses are low, which accounts entirely for our lower prices. Suppose you pay us a visit. All South Omaha
cars pass our store transfer from any Omaha car to any South Omaha car and get off at 24th and L streets. We are right
at the corner. We carry the same lines as the Omaha stores but sell them cheaper, that's all.
Solid Oak Six- Of r7C
Foot Extension Table J
Solid Golden Oak Dining Tables, like this illustration.
The tops are 42 inches in diameter and extend to six
feet in length. They have three leaves, heavy round
turned pedestal, and are highly polished.
For This Machine
This is the very latest
improved drophead model,
with full quartered oak
case automatic tension in
dicator and stitch regu
lator and full ball bearing.
It makes either long or
short stitch as desired.
Full set of attachments go
with each machine.
Ohaae Leather Turkish Rocker Here la a genu
ine Chase Leather Turiilsh Kocker, with tem
pered eprlnga. The easiest chair you Aln
ever lounged in, and a most aocept- J 111
able Christmas preoent wv
Continuing One Week's Sale on Carpets and Rugs
Slashing the Prices to Finish the Season's Stock.
The force of this sale will ba felt wherever thrifty people gather. If you hav a
rug to buy this season you cannot afford not to visit this store. Unquestionably the
most remarkable Hug Offering on record.
j s ""i 'Li:
Choice, of the largest room size (8x13 ft.) Rugs;
Urge variety of patterns, Including floral, medal
lion, conventional and Oriental designs, In color
ings of red, blue, green, tan, rose and yellow.
Rugs suitable for parlor, library, office, dining or
bed room use. You will pay f 30 to $35 in Omaha
for duplicate of this quality. CIA 71
Our price only
9x12 largest room size Wilton Velvet Rugs, made
in one piece. Heavy hemmed ends. Splendid as
sortment of conventional, medallion and floral de
signs, in reds, greens, tan or rose combinations.
Usual prices are $30.00 and f M nr
$35.00; our price ejlielel
8x12 largest room size Brussels Ruga, In handsome
floral and conventional designs. In rich color
combinations to suit any room decoration. All
wool 8-wlre grade. Others charge f 4 A rn
$20.00; our price , . . eH&ietfU
Large room aire (7-6x6-9 ft) Brussels Rugs, made
In one piece no seams. Heavy 8-inch hemmed
ends. Choice of floral, conventional and medal,
lion designs, in colorings of green, red, blue, taa
and rose a usual $14.00 value; mo PA
bur price w53U
Small room size (6x9 fL) Brussels Rugs, the 9-wire,
grade. Made In one piece. Choice of floral and
medallion designs, in color combinations that will
harmoniie with any room decoration. rv
Regular $10 value anywhere; our price. . ,5)0.ll
Sectional OIA C A
This will give you a good start In ac
quiring library furniture. These are the
genuine Grand Rapid Cases, made In
sections so they may b added to at any
tlin. Ooklen oak, mahogany and mis
a Buffet $15 j
f W count our- V J
We count our
to obtain this
splendid buffet to
sell at such a price. It is newt
made of oak, with large French bevel
plaia mirror and caceiieut flulaU.
CHASED LEATHER COTJCH-An elegant piece of
furniture and a substantial one, too. You will get a
great deal of comfort from this couch and it will cer
tainly be an ornament to any room. It has solid oak
carved and polished frame and base aa
ana polished frame and base aa JJJ
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