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HIE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1920.
By JANET SANFORD.
7 here was a merry sound of
twitterings and chirpings in the bird
store as Alec entered, and his own
' face seemed to reflect the cheer
fulness of his, surroundings.
He slipped past the thin, stooping
figure of the store's proprietor, who
was waiting on a pair of prospec
tive customers in the front of the
place, and swayed toward the young
girl weighing bird seed for a small
child whose chin scarcely reached
lo the counter.
; "It's conic, Hue," Met- Stanley
vhispcred gleefully. "I had to stop
6 n my way home to tell you. I got
I'.y promotion today."
; "Good." Rue's soft red lips were
(nirscd up to frame the words al
most silently. Her brown eyes were
sparkling. "Oh, Alec. I'm so glad
tor your sal:c. You've tried so
The young man leaned upon the
counter. "For my sake. What's the
matter vtth your sake?"
! Her brown eyes glanced warn
ingly across his shoulder. And
then the stoop shouldered man shuf
fled dejectedly, toward the rear of
the store. His gaze scarcely lifted
when young Stanley stopped him
with a greeting and briefly told the
good news, f
"So?. Everybody's having good
luck but me. Business is poor,"
mumbled the bird store's proprietor
m he shook his capped head and
shuffled on into the rear room.
"It's too bad you have to stay here
cooped up with a grouchy old man.
Wasting yoW youth, and your fine
health and spirits" Alec puffed out
his checks indignantly. "And here
1 T am ready now to take you away
.'did give yon a nice little home. Oh,
Rue!" . ' "
"I know. Alec," Rue gently pat
ted the tense-brown hand laid upon
her arm; then she shook her head
reprovingly." '."Uncle Peter is oldj
and feeble and unhappy. And lie
has no one hut me to look after
him. He was mother's favorite
brother. And I can remember him
when he was so different before his
wife died, jind his daughter ran
away. You know all his sad story.
Already young Stanley was be
ginning to twist uncomfortably.
"Oh, yes, I've got a heart, too, Rue.
Rut what fight has your cousin"
Daisy gallivanting around the coun
try with some third rate show while
you're taking care of her father?"
"Ye haven't heard of her for
yeara. And Uncle Peter is proud,"
said Rue. "Yort know how pretty
sf:e was. Alec. You've seen her pic
tures. I hope no harm has come to
, "Trust a girl like that to look out
for Number one." Alec pulled him
self together and smiled at Rue.i"AlI
right, little one. But don't keep me
waiting till I get old and grouchy
like Uncle Teter."
Renewed joy in his business pro
motion came with the morrow when
Alec Stanley' took up his advanced
duties for the daily newspaper on
which he was engaged.
And one morning late in the sea
son, Alec went over the papers on
his desk with a thrill of elation. His
reportorial assignments covered a
western senator who was visiting
the city, a rising woman lawyer
who ha.d won a favorable verdict
in a sensationally unique case, and
a young woman of the dramatic
profession who was suddenly lifted
out of obscurity by her engagement
to a reputed millionaire from the
This last person gave young Stan
ley considerable difficulty, but a
meeting was finally secured.
Dazzling blond and an exotic pic
ture in a Mandarin coat of rose
and gold, with a toy dog tucked
under one arm, capricious Marguer
ite Venn alternately smiled and
pouted at Alec Stanley as he dip
lomatically conducted the interview.
"You'll make the most of' my
humble little career, won't you?"
she coaxed. "And take any of
these photographs vou like. This
one is Mr. Archihold's favorite," she
added with a girlish simper.
Alec looked from the pictures to
the pretty, blase face of Marguerite
Venn. There was a puzzling famil
iarity about this shallow blond beau
ty. He searched his memory; then
as his look cleared and Sharpened,
he swung forward abruptly. His
eyes held hers steadily. He spoke
in low, stern tones.
"And what shall I say of your
father. Miss Venn? The broken old
man who still looks for his daugh
The young woman swiftly paled
beneath her make-up. Her big blue
eyes flared wikllv.
"You are Daisy Yenablc. aren t
you?" relentlessly pursued the re
porter. "Ah, 1 knew it! Your cous
in Hue told me about vou."
"Rut who are you?" stammered
"1 am the man who wants to mar
ry Rue. Hut she is taking care of
your father. Do you know his heart
is breaking for you? He is trying
to earn his living in his little bird
store. But without Rue"
"Wait. I can't understand." The
young actress was as rosy now as
she had been palp before. "Really,
Mr. Stanley, I thought my father
was well and comfortable."
"He loved vou." said Alec simply.
And he was glad to see tears in the
big blue eyes as he talked on. At
last the actress flung out her hands
with a Cry of protest.
"I'm not as wicked as you seem
to think I am, Mr. Stanley," faltered
Rue's truant cousin. "I intended to
come back when I made good. It's
awful the way time goes, isn't it?'
Later than day, Rue saw her
fiance alight from a smart coupe
in front of the store and assist a
brilliant blond woman to the door.
Then he withdrew to the curb.
"Daisy 1" cried Rue, incredulity
and astonishment mingled in the
greeting. And the other swept for
ward impulsively, enveloping her
cousin in a perfumed embrace.
"That young man of yours found
me and brought me here. He is a
terrible young man! I should not
want to marry him." The visitor
laughed gayly. "1 am going to
marry a very rich man. You will
read about it in the papers. But
where is father?"
At a gesture from Rue, she passed
on to the dingy rear room. A few
minutes later she called Alec Stan
ley from the curb. .
"In that story of yours say that
Marguerite Venn found her father
in a very romantic way. Put in a
few heart throbs, will you? And say
lie is going to live in her new home,
the grand Archibold home, in Cali
fornia." Even as he listened, Alec's eyes
were searching for Rue, standing
back in the shadows with her Uncle
Peter. And the bird store's pro
prietor looked straighter and
stronger and happier than the young
man had ever seen him. And Rue,
too, was beaming with happiness.
"It's a good storv." r,rn-"nmced
Alec Stanley. "A corking good
Platte County Court House
Dedicated at Columbus
Columbus, Neb., Dec. 1. (Spe
cial). The new Platte county court
house here was dedicated by the
Masonic grand lodge. Grand Master
Frandenberg of Omaha and Grand
Custodian Robert L. trench of
Kearney had charge of the services.
On account ot bad weather' and
roads the rural attendance was smalL
A. M. Morrissey, chief justice of the j
Nebraska supreme court, was the
principal speaker. County Attorney
Otto 1. waiter delivered an histori
cal address. The Columbus city band
furnished the music.
Sherman & McCcnnelPs
Bit One Gent Sale
Ends Thursday, 10 P. M.
Only those who have attended one of these sales and made
actual purchases can realize the "Bona Fide" bargains given. There
have been many imitations of the "lc Sale" as originated by the"
United Drug Co. of Boston for the Rexall Agents nearly 10,000
In number yet no other sale has approached this in the importantl
essential of really and truly giving the bargains described.
Some Sample Items That Are Still Left
18c Colgate's, La France and
Dactylis Talc 2 for 18
35c Symond's Inn
Cocoa. .. .2 for 36
7oc Blackberry Grape Jam,
2 11 -lb. can for 76
50c Violet Dulce Face Pow
der 2 for 51J
35c Shermac's Witch Hazel
and Arnica Salve. .2 for 36
35c Rexall Cherry Bark
Cough Syrup 2 for 36
COc Armour's Cold Cream,
2 for 61d
25c Rexall's Tooth Paste,
2 for 26d
25c Nyal Laxacold. '. .2 for 26
50c Abonita or Amorita Almond
Benzion and Cucumber Cream
Lotion 2 for 51
60c Harmony Cocoa Butter Cold
Cream and Skin Food,
2 for Gl
G5c bottle of 100 Aspirin
Tablets 2 for 60$
,40c Imported Tooth Brushes in
all approved shapes, 2for4l4
20c and 25c Wool or Velour
Powder Puffs, 2 for the pric
of one plus lc.
Hundreds of other, items, including Talcs, Face Powders,
Tooth, Nail and Hair Brushes, Rubber Goods, Toilet Soaps, Candies,
Stationery and various Perfumes and Medicinal Articles.
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.
THIS SALE AT THREE STORES ONLY
Corner 16th and Dodge Downstair at This Store
Corner 16th and Harney Downstairs at This Store
Corner 19th and Farnam
Do Not Wait I
Come in and make your se
Whatever your taste, whatever the
size you need, whatever the price
you wish to pay, we can furnish a
Victrola to suit you, if you act
We have styles to match your fur
niture in any of the popular wood
finishes at a wide range of prices.
9 ALL ARE VICTROLAS.
Sr All nill plav Victor Records fleredv.
The House of Pleasant Dealings
15th and Harney Douglas 1973
DO YOU KNOW
That Victor Popular Records are only
85c each? .
AH the New Victor Records for December Are Here.
Victrola VI $35.00
Mahogany or Oak
Victrola XI $150.00
Mahogany, Oak or Walnut
Victrola XIV $225.00
Mahogany, Oak or Walnut
Victrola XVI $275.00
Victrola XVI Electric
Mahogany or Oak
not only a crack train! not only a
bully trip! not only a fast, pre-war
schedule, but more a safe journey.
Our seasoned,, unusually smooth, heavily
ballasted road-bed, heavy rails and auto
matic electric safety signals protect you
all the way.
The Los Angeles Limited leaves Omaha 8:50 A. M. every day.
Arrives Salt Lake City 1:15 P. M. Los Angeles 1:30 P. M.
less than 55 hours. All Pullman. Club - observation car.
Barber and valet '
Another fine new train the Continental Limited.
Leaves Omaha 1:25 A. M. (go to bed at 10:00 P. M.'fi
you like). Arrives Salt Lake City 8:20 A. M. Los An
geles 9:30 A. M. all in 58 hours. Pullman, observation,
Standard and tourist sleepers, coaches and dining car.
For information ask
. Consolidated Ticket Office, or
A. K. Curts, City Past. Agent, 17. P. Syten
Hit Oodge Street, Omaha
SALT LAKE ROUTE
Webster defines it: "Care and prudence in manage
ment of one's resources."
In Our Newly Enlarged Basement
The Lowest; Prices of the Year!
Thursday Friday Saturday
Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 4
BY REASON of some remarkable bargains w e ' obtained
through cash purchases, we are able to present this Three
Day Thrift Sale.' This sale is to be characterized by some of
the lowest prices on excellent quality goods recently offered in
this or any other store. Do not fail to take advantage of this big
opportunity to obtain just what you want at the prices you want.
That Men, Women and Children Wear!
A Low Price Wave
Is Sweeping Through the Bowen Store
Today you will find more values in Ilonie
Furnishings here than you'd dare dream of pre
vious to entering this large and progressive mer
While retaining quality, prices have been
slashed throughout the entire establishment
every article on every floor reduced, until you no
longer need hesitate about buying.
Look around the home figure out what you
waut and select it at Bowen 's where you can at
all times save money on everything you buy.
Vernis Martin Beds
With 2-in. Continuous
Post Durable, Strong
These beds ar of a carload
shipment that were slightly
damaged by water in transit,
though every bit as good as new
Our price to you while the)
It's Stove Time
and especially attractive are the
values offered at the Greater
Bowen Store on
Pick yours -out today you'll
be money ahead if you do.
Elite Economy Heaters With
circulating hot blast air tube a
round fire bowl exactly as il
lustrated. 16-inch fire bowl
800 Woolnap Blankets
Wool Nap Blankets, full size,
68x80. Specially priced this
week at $4.95
High-grade Wool Nap Blan
kets. sIAj 66x80. Extra 'good
quality. Bowen Special Value,
plaids in , assorted
large sizes.' Bowen's
Special Value Price .... $2.95
At Bowen's Are the
Best Values in
Blankets in all 'sizes
blankets that will wear for
years blankets so priced
you can well afford to buy
for every bed in the home.
Superior quality Cotton Blan
kets, large size, in assorted
patterns and plaids and plain
borders. Bowen's Special
Assorted plaid "and plain with
band border. Bowen's Special
Value Price $6.45
Heavy Cotton Blanket, Scotch
stripes, large size. Bowen Spe
cial Value Price $8.95
In Fumed Oak
Table as illustrated is 28x
48 inches, full quarter-sawed
oak, an ideal piece for the
library or living room.
Others as low at $15,00
Fumed Oak Library Tablet All quarter-sawed oak, heavy colonial
design, 26x45 inch top 3-day special. fc1Q Cf
Bowen price only $1J0J
A very attractive showing of Tanle Scarfs is now being made
at the Greater Bowen Store, and most atractive ot all are the price
at which they are marked. See these values, then select they
make beautiful Christmas gifts.
18x48 Cilk Damask $ 6.50 $3.95
20x48 French Velour 10.00 5.95
24x45 French Velour 8.75 4.95
24x48 Tapestry 8.75 4.95
18x72 Damask 7.75 4.45
12x48 Tapestry 5.50 2.95
12x72 Tapestry 6.75 3.95
As Usual -When Shopping at Bowen s
. You Make Your Own Terms
'OMAHA'S VAlTTbSIVING STORE
HOWARD ST. BCTWECN 1ST It
Comfort Baby's Skin
With Cuticura Soap
And Fragrant Talcum
Sherman ft McConnell Drug Co.
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