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THE OMAUA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 13, 1913.
Days When the
the Pires in Omaha
(Continued from rajre On.)
engine, bowse from their homea, or plaets
of bulnes, they picked up horses wher-
ever they found them. On some occa-
Blons they would reach the engine house
with eight or ten horses for the servloes.
In such casea two of the best horses
were selected for the run and the others
turned loose to wander back home whon
they got good ready. Horse owners never
protested against these methods, as they
wero the custom, and they felt that In
case of fire a sort of martial law pre-
vatled and the firemen were masters of
Soon after becoming assistant chief, Mr.
Hunt conceived the notion that It would
bo quite metropolitan to have a bell on
tho engine house. There was no money
Kith which to buy bells, but balls were
given and by circulating lists It was not
to long until (GOO was raised. This amount
was sufficient and the bell was bought.
Mr, Hunt recalls many hot fires during
the pioneer days of 1 the city, among which
was that in the Grand Central hotel,
Another was when Ed Mauror"8 place on
Farnam. between Thirteenth and Kour-
teenth, burned. At this fire George Coul-
ter, one of the volunteers, was nearly
killed by a safe tipping over on him.
Another fire that Mr. Hunt recalls and
one which gave the firemen a lot of
work to keep It from spreading was as
far back as 1874 when a lot of old frame
shacks owned by the late Tom Murray
and located around Tenth and Capitol
avenue burned. There was a high wind
at the time and the brands were plokod
up and carried blocks, nearly always (Continued on Page .Twelvo.)
starting a fire where they struck. These
flying brands kept the firemen running
from one end of the town to the other, of George Broadhurst, the author of
Besides being fire fighters the volun- "Bought and Paid For," "The Man of
teer firemen of Omaha were somo run- the Hour" and other successful plays. It
ners In their day and within the ranks deals with the problem some women en
of the organisation was a running team counter In the winning .of hnpplness
with a woTld's record for MO yards, la through love. In It Mr. Broadhurst
hose, break coupling and attach to touches one of the momentous questions
hydrant. One of the volunteers who helped that can come Into the Uvea of overyday
to make this running team famous was folks. Miss Marshall Is said to have a
Tony Herold, a member of hose com- part worthy of her talents as an cmo
pany No. i, and the place where it von tlonal actress. Clarence Bennett has so
Its greatest victory was at New Orleans ected a superior cast to support Miss
during 1R8S. where, at the exposition, It Marshall In "The Price." Kach character
competed with some thirty running teams has been placed In the hands of a player
from as many different cities and came capable of giving Mr. Broadliurst's
home with the big prise, or what .vas thoughts the fullest expression. Tho sot
left of It after expenses had been paid. tings ore ln keeping with tho play In
The Union Pacific, John M. Thurston, 9Very respeot, no detail having been over
then the company attorney and a number looked to make the illusion perfect,
of other public spirited citizens of the .
city financed tho team and got togptner ye, who follow the past performances
a bunch of the swiftest runners In the 0f actors and actresses need not look In
world. They practiced all summer and your prograni books for tho names of
late In the fall, when in the pink of tno sootoh thesplans who are with
condltton, on a special train, started for BUnty Pulls the Strings," for they have
New Orleans. Thore the men were wined never payed in 0maha. They are total
nd dined, but a few days before the Grangers. Not a single member of the
Jato for the race everybody was put in a company tne Meagri shubert and Will-
diet and hard training was the order of ,am nra(Jy nro Bonjng to tho Brondog
the day. Tho team had Its quarters on on Mondfty n,Kht han evor appeared Io.
the fair grounds and there the men eny Aernbled and lmported from
trained flown as cjoio m """"'V; .
Speaklne or ine wora
pened, Tony Herold says:
"If we could have saved our money,
we would have come home with 2S,0.
but saving, after we nan ocaien wa baok t0 America to llvrf. They llko our
from all over the United States, was jarg6 gpaceB ftnd distances, and, further
something you could not do, and the re- more( tne CHnk 0f the gold we coin sounds
ult was, that If we had not naa a spe
cial train at our disposal, we would have
walked, or waited for remittances from
home. Wo won the race fairly and be
cause we had the best men.
"The morning of the race thee was a
rumor about town that the gamblers of
the town owned us: that the race was to
be a fluke and that It was to be thrown.
Possibly one or two men had been ap
proached, but not many of the boys.
To prevent any funny business, every
wan on the running team was fastened
to the' ropes and there was nn under
standing that the first runner who tried
to drop out, would be spiked. As a. re
mit of this, every man stood up and did
his best When we got the word, we
ran for everything In sight and came in
ahead. When we got home, we wero
jlvtn a great reception, a banquet, a
ball and for weeks we were heroes."
W. A. Kelloy, now head of the registry
division of the Omaha postoffice, got Into
the flro fighting business Just after he
discarded kilts, which was along in the
early '70b, but not until there was an
engine company. With Ike Miner and W.
J, Cuddy, he Joined the Fire King com
pany, No. 2. He remembers many things
about early days with the volunteers
"VFVn I went with the firemen, Charley
Flihev was chief engineer and Jimmy
Devlne, stoker. The engine house was
the retreat for the boys of the town, and
each evening the topto of conversation
was the last run and how we got water
out of the cistern and beat No. t In get
ting up steam. In those daya there was
sharp rivalry between the two engine
companies, and when we were beaten,
which was seldom, there was deep la
mentations around No. 2 house.
"I think In the pioneer days the fire
man took more chances than now, yet
the accidents were not numerous. We
would go Into the old ftretraps with the
hose when we could not see a foot ahead
and not knowing but the roof might vare
ln any minute. February II, 1874. a fire
broke out ln the old St Nicholas hotel,
a two-etory frame building down leor
where the Union depot now stands.
Answering the alarm a bunch of us got
to the second story and commenced to
throw out bedding, clothing and trunks,
when Jack Galllgan ordered us to Jump,
as the roof was falling. We Jumped and
Hen aalllgan fell on top of me, pretty
near crushing out my life, but the Jump
ing was only Just In time, for hardly
had we struck the ground when the roof
came crashing along, I was bruised up
considerably and walked on crutches for
"In 1873 we had a fire that gave us
considerable trouble. A fancy dress tall
was in full blast ln a Tenth street hall,
and the flames spread so rapidly that
the dresses of many of .the women wore
scorched before they got out of the
place. The fire burned over consldtrable
Dt an area, destroying a lot of small
frame building around where the Bur
lington headquarters building now stands.
It was moving up Farnam street and Us
progress was only stopped by tearing
down some buildings near the comer ol
"Another hot fire that I recall -vas
during the summer of 1874 on SlxUnth
street opposite Jefferson square. I was
working on the noxzle this time an1 as
' remember, in the rear of Dove's butcher
.hop. I had on a big helmet and during
he progress of the fire, from the second
iory, some person threw a sack of 'on
ales. The sack struck me squarely on
lop of the helmet driving It down ontq
my shoulders and knocking mi senseless,
lot a minute. When I came too George
WlndhtiMm and Denny Iawo were Ijr
Ring away In nn effort to dlsconne-t trie
from th helmet, but w. ont the r"i'
nips, as some other fellow carried them
"During tho '70s I mi a eomponltor on
The lies, and there was a standlnK jn1r
Issued by the late Kdward Itoscwater,
the editor and proprietor, that any cm-
ploye of The Deo who was a volunteor
fireman should upon hearing the fire
alarm sounded drop his work, respond
to the call, and that no time would to
lost on account of such absence. Many
a time I have measured up 'white' for
the time at a fire. Mr. rtosewater was
alwayn a good' friend to the fire boy,
"I remember one time when a fire broke
out (n The Bee offices wo handled It to
working on the noztle this time and, as
pleased was Mr. Ilosewater with our
work thnt he presented each of the com-
panleu with a check for a good-slied sum
nd In addition several of the Individual
members received checks for tlO each
"It Is a hard matter to remember all
of the thrilling events and hair-breadth
escapes, but a visit to ono of our mct-
lngn, when we fight over again tho fires
of early days, will give firemen of today
an Idea pf what we did without pay and
with what now would bo considered Inn
crudest kind of machinery. Or co'irso
wo always consider the Grand Central flro
tho thriller, but there were others thnt
tho veterans talk about. We aro like old
soldiers and like to talk about these
things, and some(day, perhaps, I will
write a book about fires In Omaha when
It was a straggling village, and then 1
will tell the complete story of the men
who helped to mako history."
At the Theaters
Scotland, they are under contract to re-
turn to th)S iund of the thistle and the
heather as soon as their American ea-
,on end. Homo of tl.am Bninlt ..pV
home Mtt,8 theIr acJunt,, and comfl
i GUY L. SMITH,
5 : ?,
2r ?Z Ball-At Gke Empress
good to them, and soon a few more de
scendants of tho Bruccs and tho McLeans
are to be placed on our citizen rolls.
Molly Mclntyre, who is the Bunty, Is
a lineal descendant of Mary, Queen of
Scots, so 'tis said, though you cannot
get her to talk about her ancestry. Nell
McNeil comes from Glasgow, but he
speaks of "Glcsra." Ho has appeared ln
the "halls" and has known Graham Mof
fat the author of "Bunty Pulls the
Strings." long before ho became famous
"over night" becauso of his play's suc
cess. Nelson Ilamsay and Carrie Lee
Stoylo have been playing) together at In
tervals for over thirty years and have on
enviable reputation In the Kcotcli the
utcrs. Lcnoro Phelps Is rather a novloe,
but her training under Mr. Moffat han
aided her greatly ln making the role of
Tcenle one of the most appealing In the
comedy. It's Jean Burnett as Susie who
wins tho plaudits of the discriminating
critic. Her experiences on tho stage have
caused hnr to breok with hor family, who
aro fctrlct Presbyterians, and they have
never beon reconciled to the Idea of hav
ing a member of their family appear on
This feeling toward the playhouse Is re
flected ln tho uttltude of the company,
-who refuso to play on the Sabbath. On
that account no Sunday performances
havo ever been given of "Bunty Pulls
the Strings," and the local engagement
will open on that account tomorrow
night. This In not at all surprising when
one learns that moro than half the mem
bers of tho company nro Bona and daugh
ters of Presbyterian ministers.
"Bunty Pulls tho Strings" Is a play of
Scotch village life, full of pungent and
Irresistible humor and replete with types
that are said to bo marvels of color, va
riety and realism. The play deals with
the people of a Scotch village called
Ltntlehnugh, and particularly with Tam
mas Blggar, widower, magistrate, trades
man and pillar of the church. Bunty Is
tho daughter of Tammas.
There are six emphatic song hits In
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Monday, "Goodbye Kverybody," "Is thu
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Lovo7" "Illta, My Margarita," Hello,
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during the phenomenal run of "A Mod
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prima donna role.
'Merry Mary," a new song farce, which
has been put Into "tabloid" form by Mr.
Boylo Woolfolk, will be seen at the
American Hippodrome, starting Sunday
matinee, April 13. Tho book was written
by Harry Sheldon White, and tho lyrics
and music by Jack Kenyon and Hlldlng
Anderson. The cast Includes Bobby
Vail, Guy Voycr, Harry Lee, Inez Guard,
Helen Wilson, and others, with a chorus
of sixteen. Three distinct performances
dally at 2:30, 7:30 and 9 p. m., with re
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"Tho Great Bchman Show," coming to
the Gayety this week, commencing with
the usual matinee today, has been known
since Jack Singer's ontree Into the ex
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whom Is capable of heading a company,
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("The Mayor of Tanktown"), Lon Has.
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A ladles' dime matinee dally, starting to
morrow will be the custom throughout
Tho original and only genuine Billy
Watson will bring his company of hefty,
handsome maids, called "The Beef
Trust," to the Krug theater for the week
commencing with the usual Sunday mat
ine. Tho subject Is "Krausmeyer's
Alley." Mr. Watson has a number of
burlesque and vaudeville stars assisting
him, prominent among them 'being Billy
Spencer, Harry West Ida Walling, Sadie
Huested, Marion and Thompson, the Bos
ton Comedy Four and the stately Juno-
esque girls of the chorus. They have lots
of catchy, rhythmic melodies, mahy of
them of the tingling variety. Not a de
tail of oriental splendor has been over
looked costumes, color effects, settings
and noveltles-all go to make one of the
secrets of this company's phenomenal
success., A feature of the show this week
will be a weight guessing contest for
cash prizes. Every patron of the theater
will be given an opportunity to guess on
the combined weight of the "Beef Trust"
chorus. Saturday night a rcalo will be
placed on the stage and the members of
the chorus will be weighed Individually.
Friday night as usual, will be Country
The bill beginning tomorrow at the
Empress has for an attraction extraordi
nary, Kar-ml, the prince of India, who
Is famous among the Yogi priests for his
magic and rnyatlc powers. Audiences are
astounded everywhere by his marvelous
demonstrations, and his appearance will
add another to the list of the achieve
ments of the Empress. Gormley and
Caffrcy, two clever knock-about ncro-
bats, will appear on tho bill. Allman and
Kevins, a character musical act, In which
Miss Nevlns plays tho violin and Allman
the tenor, sings some of tho old-time
melodies. The vaudeville bill Is com
pletcd by Stuart and Hall, a pair of
English music hall favorites, presenting
their little sketch, which they have en
titled "Nonsenslcalltles." The Patho
Weekly is being shown on Its release day,
Monday, and runs at every performance
until the mid-week change of pictures on
Thursday. A number of other reels of
pictures are shown at noon and during
the supper hour.
Sprechen slo deutsch? Thoso who do
will havo an opportunity on Sunday
evening, April 13, of witnessing an ex
cellent German play, which will bo given
at tho Lyric theater, Nineteenth and
Farnam streets, by tho well known troop
of the New York German Theater com
pany. The title of the play Is "Sternen
banner und Relchsadler." The play haa
met with great success on the stagj In
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tcrestlng studies will bo well rewarled.
Actors who have an established reputa
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together In this play. The play I a
comedy "eln urkomlscher Schwank," nn
the Germans say. Mr. Robert Unlet
formerly director of the Koyal theater
in Hannover, Germany, who Is now con
nected with the New York Germnn Thea
ter company, vouches for the merits of
tho play, ln an Interview whloh he gave
ln German ho said: "Dieses Stucck 1st
so komlsch, dass man lachen muss ob
man will odcr nlcht" Landslcute, come
and see your German friends.
Whittled to n Point
"The parcel post, limited na it is thus
JIT. NAVerl 111. Atn.rli.nn nntA tri .vw i
its first fifteen days of operation. That
Isnt much not much to what It will do
later on-but everv little counts.
"Every little counts, In parcel postage
as In New York flats," the senator con
Has perfect digestion from
the use of a well-known
remedy that ' all
Tho temper of the family and tho Bood
cheer around the table, depend so much
on the good digestion of each Individual
present that tho experiences of some
former dyspeptics who overcome their
trouble should bo of interest to those now
suffering ln this way.
The best advice ono can glvo but It
Is advice that Is seldom heeded Is to eat
slowly and masticate each mouthful care
fully. However, If slow eating and care
ful mastication fall the next aid Is one
close to nature, Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin. This remedy Is an excellent dl
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digestion of tho food, nets gently on the
liver and bowels, ridding them of the
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of six children, to Mrs. Qulnn and my
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Who really wants a tire that rim-cuts, or
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Who prefers a tire type which countless
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Is it not simple neglect this clinging to
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Note the Figures
More than a million Goodyear
tires sold in the past 12 months.
Contracts from car makers for
890,680 to be used on this year's
A demand from users now twice
aa large as any previous record.
A larger sale, by long- odds,
than any other tiro In the world.
. Such is the verdict after actual
experience with millions of Good
What They Did
of users first
looked at these
tires. They saw
that the tires
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cnt. They saw the
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tinued, smiling I Know v Nw "f
man who. on, his return from the roomj
nesa of Washington, said, fretfully, to nis
eC"ja,n.:eson. this flat seem much "nal'cr
than when I moved Into. It lasl
'"Yes, sir,' Jameson answered. Q""
so, sir. But you must remember, sir, tna
you are wearing your winter undercloth
ing now, sir.' "-WashlnKton Star.
Easier to Do Than Sny.
"Why, Georgo. what a condition you
are Inl Whero have you been?"
"it's all ri Been to say goo by to
"Where's Chnrlle going? '
"Charlie's going tq gllrdlo th' globe.
"Glrbal th' globe."
"Hay It slowly.'
"Global th" gird."
"Once more." . . . A
"He's going round th' earth In eighty
doysl What's th matter with you?"
"Ah, he's going to girdle the globe, IJ
he? Well, you glrdlo your way to bed
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About His Meals
KB. XV. 7. QTJIHir
Pepsin at any drug store for fifty cents
or ono dollar, the latter size being bought
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When you uso Syrup Pepsin you will
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extra 10 per cent added greatly to
Then they tried the tires. Many
metered the mileage. Many com
pared other tires with these.
That has been done on proba
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