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TlfE BEK: OMAHA. TIKSDAV, .FANTAliV 1, I'lKJ.
By Frederick Lewis, Author of
"What Happened to Mary"
With exaspe ration, became suddenly dis
tinct as Mary opcii'd the. door of her
dressing room. "Old Hex," aa they railed
him. on hi usual "dress rehearsal
rampage," and she smiled at the sound
aa ahe picked her way lightly through
the, heterogeneous masa of plled-np propa
to the wings, for alie knew It inennt that
thing were going well and that only
one. or, perhaps, two playera were out
of fooi:a n hla rtaite picture.
The raounua voire, now vituperative,
now satiric In assumed pleading, came
In tonal wavea an the director atorined
:iip and down the center aisle amid the
shadows, while on the stag" the playera
'themselves atrove with unconsciously
,' comic grlmacis, to ahield their ryes suf
'fhlcntly to sec over the flu lint footlights
aa they llt.mcl to I. Is tli.idc.
! "Take that scene over!" he shouted at
last. "Craig. hcin your entrance cue.
Now And Nora Where's Nora?"
Mary drew back with a little tremulous
hIkIi of content, and. laying a caressing
hand on the ennvaa battlements of a
towering castle, dre w In a deep In. nth of
the conglomerate odors.
It waa all an familiar; so much a pint
PEACE FOR POLAND,
Eminent Musician Appears at South
Side to Booit Polish War
BIO CROWD HEARS ADDRESS
"May Almighty God protect, and
tre in neutral land give of our
bounty to the poor, starving and suf
fering people of Toland."
Hla long, golden hair streaming In
the whiteness of the light that
spread radiantly from the upper
windows of the South High school
auditorium in the 8outh Side, Ig
nace Jan Paderewskt, .the world's
premier pianist, delivered a plea to
Amerlran-Poles of Omaha that will
long be remembered.
The great pianlat made a striking fig
ure aa he stood on the platform, while
the applause, of C-fln patriotic role awrpt
up to greet hla concluding words. In
tereat had been rapt throughout the en
tire addreaa, and during the stirring
speech outbreak! of applause were ton
Ilaa l littery Kaenrt.
rsderewskl arrived at five minutes
after 4 o'clock. He waa accompanied hy
hla wife, Private Secretary V. O. Moral I,
Father Michael rjluha or the Fouth lld f ,r no; n, yrt t seemed only yes-
St Francia ?hur:li and other inemhera terdny that ahe had atood In much the
of the local reception committee. He waa name faahlon In the winsa. ahabhy and
escorted throtiTh two columna of rntih unknown, her llpa dry nnd her hand- like
aoldlera In full viilform of bright red ice, waiting for her rehearsal,
and gold, who were stationed In military It had not. after all, been so very
many yeara alnce that day, but they
'had been long onea, full of disillusion
ment and hard work. Yet to Mary, look
ling back at them throua.li the glamour
jof their fruition, they seemed very, happy
I years, leading up to the happier present;
ifor tonight the great flaring electric let
ters of the electric alftn would proclaim
to all the world that Mary Page waa-a
atari Not the atar of a aecond-rate road
troupe or a stock company, but a Broad
way atar In the exclusive Covington the
ater, that ultima thule of the young
For a moment the .players blurred lie
fore her eyea, and her Hps quivered
with an emotion deeper than tears, but
the sound of a famllar phraae brought
her aharply to heraelf. Her cue had
aounded, and ahe gave a laat little
feminine twitch to her costume and
tripped lightly out upon the atage.
Fhe had forgotten that ahe had been
In the theater since o'clock In the
morning; the endless repetition of scene
and act that had set every nerve Jang-,
ling allpped from her like a dream, and
ahe remembered only that she waa Nora,
playing the laat splendid act of the
drama ahe loved. And at the flrat
sound of her voice, so bravely gay, tne
tired playera were suddenly galvanized
Into action. Home pan of her radiant
Joy aeemed to filter Into their own souls,
and drooping shoulders were lifted and
dull eyes brightened. A new note crept
Into the witty badinage of the linea, and
with a algh of relief the director took
out hla huge allk handkerchief and
mopped hla brow.
"They've got It!" he muttered to the
two other men who atood, Indlstlngutah-
t able ahadowa among tha ahadowa; "She
ThS,ss'erre Mary Page
(Copyright, 1915. hy McOlure Publications.) 1 picked a winner all right, and a dirt low J
t lUPTF.R I. 'royalty at that. Take It from me. were
The Sfw Star. j going to make a few trust managers look
The voice of the atage director, ahilll sick with this play. You walt-lf you're
I L-J L-J A L-J v. S
Annual Clean-Up Sale
It's a Genuine Sale oi Shoes, You Know
salute, their swords crossed, In the in
terior veetlbule of the South High school.
He bowed repeatedly to the soldiers aa
he passed through the hall to the aeat on
tha auditorium atage. He did not remove
his great fur overcoat until he waa called
upon to speak.
la Roaarilr Applaadeai.
A thunder of applause greeted him as
'.ha curtain rolled baric, giving a full
view of the committee and guests seated
on the stage, father Theobald Kalamaja,
prleat at the Omaha Church of Immacu
late Conception, Introduced the apeaker,
giving at short length a summary of the
work accomplished by the Polish Relief
rund workers In thla country, the cause
of the meeting, and a short atory of the
sufferings of the Poles In Poland. All
sneaking waa In the Polish language.
"I thank tha Almighty that I live to
day to be able to help and give to the
thousanda who are starving and .dying in
Poland." The music master ventured
Into a dramatic description of the de
vastation of hla little country.
"The armies of Kurope have passed and
are still passing over our native soil. The
people who for years and yean have
maintained the peace and religious toler
ance of alt Bumoe are today being trod
den on by 'he armies of the very
countries which tl.ey have helped to pro
tect. "We cannot blame these countries. We
only ask and endeavor to satisfy the
wants of those of our countrymen who
are atill alive. I will do my part, and It
la expected that you people will do yours,
it Is up to us In America to give all that
we can spare and send It to those suffer
ing in Poland today.
"Were jrou, my countrymen, to
jour native land today, you would not
recognise your old homes.
Appreciates American Help.
"I am satisfied with the support American-Poles
have given the cause of the
Iollsh relief fund which 1 organised In
New York City. They have diarie a great
work. With the kindly help of Americans
we may be able to prevent much of the
starvation rasliw In our home country
The program, with the exception of the
addreaa, was brief. The South High or
rheatra played several selections, ami a
troop of Polish children, boys and girls
of S and lt years, from 8t. Francis parish,
sang several pat rot Ic aonga. two of the
moat popular being, "Kong of Welcome"
and 'Thousand Warriors Irave War
saw," The children seemed to please
Paderewskt Immensely, and his spirits
were moat bouyant aa he arose to deliver
At the close of the meeting Polish sou
venirs of all kind were purchased freely.
Madame Paderewaki's favorite dolls sold
aa prices of from S3 to l"i each. Postcards
of Poland scenes sold by the dosen. The
committee reports about I70O taken In.
The Faderentkl party came to the
South Side in two big limousines. They
returned to Omaha shortly before a:)
o'clock. More than three-fourths of all
the Polish adults living In Omaha at
tended the rally.
go to ! puts the punch Into It all- fight." And
shuffling down the aisle he climbed
'clumsily Into one of the boxes and aat
"Gex Is right." mumbled the shorter
of the two onlookers, rolling sn un
lighted cigar lietween the thick llpa of
hla weak mouth. "This play la going
to get over big! You mark my words,
Dave, ahe'a In for a aeaaon'a run as
sure ss my name la K. 1L Daniels. We
from Missouri." I
"Oh, the pray!" sneered hla com
panion. "The play is rot. It's Mary Pag--that
gets It over." j
"Well. I'll grand you that, ton.' ,
acquleaced Deniets In some haste, his
ryes narrowing shrewdly. "She ran sure j
deliver the goods every time. You didn't I
think I waa trying to hand her anything !
Hut David Pollock didn't answer. II
was leaning over the scat in front star- '
lug at that gay little figure In Its quaint
costume, bis eyes full o.' brooding ten- ,
dcrness, his ears hlert not so miss n
single note In that clear, young voice.
For to Pollock, Mary stood as the epl-1
tome of sll that was lovely and deslr-!
able. Her youth, her vivacity and per-j
haps most of all the flower-like Innocence
of her filled him with a tumultuous tc-;
sire to win her; to give her the world j
for a plaything If ahe wanted It; to fl!' !
her little handa with riches and Jewels
If they pleased her but to have her for
He watched her now, as she moved
toward the wlnga. In her glrllah lovell-
ncss. That head, crowned with a ma I
of golden hair how well It was set upon'
hcr shoulders, and how charmingly simple
waa the frock she wore. Mary Page WHSj
of the rare type that looks lovely m
anything Her girl friends used to say
that if ahe threw on a lampshape for a
hat It would become her. Hcr eye, j
fringed with heavy laahea, were a d'ei
blue, and looked candidly Into one a i
own. Hut. young though she was,!
there waa always a little wtstfulness In
her beauty. It was aa If some far-off j
sorrow haa never been forgotten. David i
wondered If she wss reslly happy today
Ostensibly a wine merchant. Pollock's
financial Interests thrust their steely ten
tacles Into a hundred different endeavors,
not the smallest of which was the theat
rical world. Ilia ever-growing wealth, his
masterly virility and hla ability to be a
"good fellow" when he choae, marked
him as a' big man, Judged by the mate
rial standards of New York, and Daniels
was not the only satellite whose career j
depended upon his careless whim. It !
was a saying that what Dave Pollo?k
wanted he got, and heaven help the man j
that stood between; but back of his want
of Mary hovered an Intangible doubt an t
when he was sober the bigger ques
tion of his worthiness; and now as he
stood watching her the harsh lines of
his mouth and chin softened and there
wss an unfamiliar note In his voice ss
1 ..IJ MU,ln1 f
"I wonder what shell say when she
heara I've backed her to the limit that
I bought her atardom for her? Has sho
asked about this side of It?"
"No." said Daniels, a little nervously.
"She's such a little kid about some things
she sort of takes It all for granted. Put
see here. Dav, don't you go tellln' her
today. Stars, the beat of 'em. are tem
peramental aa the deuce, and she's worn
our with rehearsln'. For the Lord's ask
don't let's have any tears till tonight is
"Don't be sn sss," he retorted. "I'm
going to tell her tonight at the baimnct
after the play."
"Fine!" said Daniels, but somewhat un
easily. "Are you going to stick around a
while? I'm going to get a drink."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
roken Lines of the World's Best Makes of Shoes
for Men and Uomen-at About HALF. PiilCE
The names and prices tell the whole story. It's a GENUINE Bargain Event every broken line of
Fine Shoes in our store reduced to cost and less than cost for quick clearance. This Annual
Sale by this old established Family Shoe Store is always a big success so come early. People
know US know our MERCHANDISE and know that when we advertise a sale
THERE'S A REASON. Sale starts promptly at 8 A. M. Tuesday. Extraordinary
bargains this year.
I X E
Ialrd & Schober's $7.00
Very Dressy, patent and
Wrlfsht & Peters' Import
ed French Bronze, $6.50
grade, lace or button and
side lace kid
and patent. .
15 pood lines, $6 grade.
Patents, Kids, Dull,
Suede, Buckskins, made
by Laird, Wright & Pet-
and other good
makers. . .
$R and $5 Shoes, patents,
cloth tops, gray, white or
fawn tops, black satin.
velvets, satin De Lalne.
$5.60 and $5.00 Grades
Suedes, Tans, Gun Metal,
Patents; all regular stock,
Two especially good val
ues are Wright & Peters'
$5.50 grade Gun Metal,
lAce Fawn or
We have Patents, Dulls,
Black and Brown Kid,
Brown and Black Suedes,
some lace, some button;
There are Patents, Cloth
and Kid Tops, Dulls for
real wear, Tan Calf Skins,
Lace and Button. We
don't mention the former
HIT? UUllUll t
1 113 IU1 IIIC1
and Children's Footwear
Clea'n-l'p Irlces in Our Children's Dept.
Vou Clet the IlcguUr Profit.
Johnston & Murphy's
$7 French Calf and
a1;":: .1:u::ia. .$5.45
J. & M., Stacy Adams,
and Boy den $G.50
Calf, Kussia and Pat
Slater & Morrill's $(
French Calf and Tan
Russia, double solo
Our $5.50 Genuine
to heel . . . .
Howard & Foster's and
other makes; $5.50 and
$5.00 values. Patents,
Reynolds, Drake & Ga
ble $ 4 . T 0 Tan Russia ana
Black Calf, I.aco and
Twenty-seven lines, $1.50
and $4.00 values, all
good makes. Patent
And a lot of short lines,
$5.00, $4.00, $3.5i all
good shoes, in many
clean up ... .
Boys' and Youths' Footwear
A Good Selection of Hoys' nnd Little Gents' Miocs at
20 Pep Cent Off.
See Our Windows for
Samples of Bargains
FRY S(H1(Q)E C
For Skins Affected
by Winds and Weather
Thta ia the season whan she who would
have a himiIIwib, Illy-white, satiny com
plexion, should turn her thoughts to
mercolizeil wax. the firm friend of the
winter Kill. Nothing so effectually over
comes the deHpoillnK effecta of piercing;
windsuid htttna; cold temperatures. The
wax literally ahaorha the chapped, red
dened or coarsened cuticle, brlng-ina; forth
a brand new akin, clear, soft and girl
ishly beautiful. An ounce of mercolUed
wax. ohtnlnaMe at any drua; store, ap
plied nightly like rold cream, and washed
off morning, will gradually Improve the
She who coddles herself all day In an
ovci heated house and finds her aktn
flushed and flahhv aa a conaequence.
ran iulrklv freshen up for the evenlnjf
bv Just hathlmr her face In a lotion
! made hy dlaaolvlng an ounee of powdered
i sixolite In a half pint witch hazel. She'll
I find thla most refreshing. It smooths out
wrinkles and draws In the saggy tissue.
CHARGES BIG LOSS
IN HANDLING MAILS
Roper Makes Allegations Againit
Surety Companies Bidding on
Screen Wagon Work.
MAKES A PLEA TO CONGRESS
. I-Y r-om llatf I rn,
1 have a little girl rar, 0,j wno
haa a rreat deal of trouble with croup."
writes W. E. Curry of Kvanavllle. Inil
"I Lava used Foley' Honey and Tar, ob
taining instant relief for her. My wife
and I alao used It and will aay It la
the beat cure for a, bad cold, cough.
throat trouble and croup that I ever
MW." Those terrible coughs that seem
to tear one to pieces yield te Foley's
Honey and Tar. Bold everywhere. Advertisement
By Gas and Dies
Awakened by the smell of gaa early
Sunday . morning. Mrs. M. T. htrong,
24391, South Rixtet-nth street, found her
husband dead from anhvxl,it'on In an
At an inquest thla monthio. a vi r ilrt i
of accidental deatli by gas was returned
Btrong. a laborer, M yesis of age, had
retired about midnight In eood health and
spirits, Hla wife found a It cock partly
opened In the kitrhen. the connection be
ing Intended for the attachment of rub
ber tubing. Strung could not be aroused
by knocking on the closed door of a bed
room adjoining the kitchen, so Mrs.
Btrong called Florence Mortality, a neigh
bor, and together they entered the room
and found him dead.
Besides the widow, one brother and two
sister survive Strong. They are C. K.
Btrong, Larkspur, t'al.; Mrs. R. K. flaw
son. Butt. Mont., and Miss K. 15. Btrong,
who lived with Mr. and Mrs. btrong
The funeml will be held at t o'clock
Tuesday afternoon at the Croaby chapel.
Interment will be In Vest lawn cemetery.
His Omaba Mervhante Kx press, si
though the vU-tims of a roloasal fire,
ar la bustnesa on a greater and grander
scale than ever before. The sain able
staff, the same ample equipment, the
same el.icient service. The head office
(Douglas IT.-) la temporarily at room 1.
1'ntca station, tth end Jackson ftreets.
other offices sud phones unchanged. W.
. 'Maine, Q. W. Jobawun, O. f. West
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.-Uestrlctlons
placed by surety companies on bidders
for screen wagon transfer work In the
government postal aervlcu is coating the
I'nlted States a vast amount of money
unnecessarily, lant-l O. Roper, first as
sistant postmaster general, hss declared
to congress In a plea for establishment
of a federal employes' guarantee fund,
In New York Oty alone. It la alleged
the government H paying ITiOO too much
for the transfer work.
So Important (ill Mr. Roper consider
the situation thut haa develoiied as a
result ef the investigation hy federal
agents that ho failed the pustofflce com
mittee In executive aes.olnn to lay reports
of the bus Til heiurc llii-in. His state
menla were elo.'uly uuardrU. and today
an uccuiint of tne executive si'sxlon was
advertently secludd In a house report.
Aaserlraa Beret r .Naeaed.
The American Surety company of New
York, which la dominant In the screen
wagon bonding field, waa mentioned par-
tlcaularly by Mr, Roper as partly re
sonslble for the limited number of bids
received for this class of transfer work
The Investigators report dealt sharply
with the company and Ita Washington
agents. Some of the agents' arts In con
nection with the awarding of contract
and bonds of bidders were tormed "un
wan anted, unfair and questionable.'
Frequent references were maJe through
out the report In Mr. Roper a remark
to the Caeaidy interests, who formerly
held screen wagon contracts In several
cities, and who were bonded by th
American Surety company. Other bld
dera, according to evidence adduced by
the investigators, found the t'aaaldy
firm a hard one with which to compete.
Three members of the firm sre serving
terms In the Atlanta prison for postal
These are some of the allviiutlona th
Investigators' report make agaluat the
American Surety company;
That they refused to bund certain bUI
dera unless the amounts of their bids
were made public, while It bonded others
That It refused to bond bidders on
what It considered low estimates, but
agreed to furnish bond In higher amount
on the same inninlly provided.
That the company's Washington agent
acted as peisonal attorney for J. J.
Caaaidy, a bidder, who now la serving
a term In Atlanta fur fraud, while he
waa presumed to be serving the Inter
ests of all blddera.
That the agent denied that he was act.
lng aa t'asaldy'e representative, while
documentary evidence la the Investiga
tors' hands. fclven contrary )roof.
That the agent objected to a depart
ment seeking to Induce low bidders to
reduce their figures.
)n a aa Francisco case the company
refused to bond W. J. V''"" (r
contract of less than SR5.000 and subse
quently the contract waa let ror x44.ov.
Ita actlona on certain New York. Chi
cago and les Moines contracts also were
Pitcher Alexander in
Omaha on Way Home
Or over Cleveland Alexander, Tamour
pitcher of the Philadelphia Nationals, ar
rived In town last night on his way to
his home at St. Paul, Neb., for a visit.
He will make a stop of a couple days In
Omaha. He Is staying at the Rome hotel.
Naval Baadanaater lilea. i
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Jan. 17.-I.letiteuant I
Char lea A. Zimmerman, bandmaster at j
the naval academy, died here today, tie
waa M years old and was a musical com
poser and also prominent as an orKanist,
Pain In the Back
wsf s a
It ottenot tne most violent u
character, yet it is surpris- M
ini how quickly it disap- N
pears wmcii uiuau e uim
merit is used, not only for
backache but for Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, Nerve Psins, Slosn's
Liniment is remarkably effective.
Eat Big Meals!
or Bad Stomach!
"Pape's Diapepsin" makes1,
weak stomachs strong and
healthy at once.
Instantly stops sourness, gases,
KILLS rAIN H
"Keep a bottle In your homa." JJ
fries 25b, 50c 11.00
Thers would not be a esse of ludlges
tlon or dyspepsia here if readers who
are subject to stomach trouble knew the
tremendous anti-ferment and digestive
virtue contained In Pape's Ulapepsln.
This harmless preparation will diaeat' a
heavy meal without the slightest fuss or I
discomfort, and relieve the sourest add
stomach In five minutes, beaides over- j
coming all foul, nauseous odora from the i
Ask your pharmacist to ahow you the
formula plainly printed on each M cent
case of Pape's Diepepain, then you will '
readily understand why this promptly '
overcomea Indigestion and removes s ic li
symptoms as heartburn, a feeling like a !
I -imp of lead In the stomach, .elihing of I
gas and eructations of und geMed food, '
water brash, acidity, nausea, headache, :
blliouNiiess aud many other bad vymp- j
lonw : and, betlilea. you will no: need '
laxatlvea to keep your stomach, liver an I 1
Intestines clean and fresh. i
It your stomach is sour snd (ull of gaa :
or your .food doean t dlveat, and your
meals don't seem to fit. why nit get a 1
60-cent esse from our (It Jurist and i
make Hfe worth living? Absolu e relief 1
from stomach mlserv and perfect duie- '
tlon of anything you eat la aure to follow
ftve minute after, and beeldea. one.ctss
Is sufficient to rid a whole family of such
Surely, a harmless, Inexpensive prep
aration like Ilapepain, which will alwas.
either at daytime or during night, re
lievo your stomaoh misery and digest your
meals. Is about as handy and valuable a
thing- as you could have In the house.
lon't worry about skin troubles. You
ran have a clear, clean complexion by
using a little xemo, obtained at any drug
store for Xc, or extra large bottle at
Zemo easily removes all traces of pim
ples, black heada. ecxema, and ringworm
and makes the akin clear and healthy.
7,e mo la neither watery, sticky nor
greasy and stains nothing. It Is easily
applied and costs a mere trifle for each
application. It Is always dependable.
That's th Sire
of Our Staff .
Signatures aad drawtags
ol all deeorv'oas- e
touclUaa phot ographs,
rebuilding pictures, and
all kinds of art work.
At Tour Bsrtrloe.
Bee Engraving Dept.
raoae Tyler 10O
so Bid- Oaaa'ua. .
Each Omaha factory is your servant the more factories
Omaha has, the more servants you have, the more money,
the more facilities to get on in the world.
Each factoiy is drawing into this city the trade of the
surrounding territory. It is converting our raw products into
finished articles and using the profits to build up the city, pay
our own home workmen their wages and make Omaha a
more prosperous city and a better place to live.
The better market our city is, the more money we keep
at home and in circulation, the more thousands of workmen
we employ the greater is the individual prosperity of each
one of us.
Omaha Goods of the same quality cost less than goods
made elsewhere the selling cost is reduced.
There is no good argument for buying goods made else
where; but there are many good reasons why we should
buy the Omaha brands.
Always Talk, Use and Serve
I' made: in
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