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THE OMVITA SrXPAY BKE; JAXyMtY 1913.
THE FAMOUS STOC
of Ladies' Suits, Coats, Furs
WKT MONDAY you will be surprised at tha bargains that wrwill offer you.
Never before during our Successful Business Career has our Store beon so crowded
with eager buyers as Saturday every one a satisfied purchaser. This big stock of
LADIES' SUITS, COATS and FURS from THE FAMOUS STOCK is going at UN
HEARD PRICES, and in order to make Monday a BIG DAY we have cut the prices to the
CORE. Come Monday and take advantage of these prices:
$3.50 and $5.00 Whipcord Skirts, Monday. $1.48
$25 and $30
$10 and $12.50
$4.00. and $5.00 I
LEGAL HUNCH HELPED SOME
Court Analysis of Sporting Proposi
tion that Didn't Pan.
PITCHED IN THE MABRAY KEY
UK of lleil llnlilirr llrvrnlfd
Trick lir Which tfn.OOO Wnm
llmjipcil In rouiicll
$7.50 and $10.00 Wool Serge Skirts, Monday.
HPy n TASTEST- Growntt Store In the WSTU Jj3m
The novelty &
h-B JVo. IS ST OMAMA
WHEN MAN'S NERVE HELD
Tragic Test on Destroyer Walke Off
Newport, R. I.
SOLDIER SHOWED HIMSELF HERO
life llcuilllj- Offered for Life Wlien
Acclilrnt Imperils. Men Be-
lntetl STossntrr of Coiu-meiiilntlori.
out Into the smother of spume twenty
miles off Urenton's reef near Newport,
bumped four doughty destroyers of Uncle
Sam's the Mayrant, the Perkins, the
Kterett and the Walke,
A southerly gale, blowing out of rain
laden skies, scared up the seas Into yel
low foam. The long, lean, leaden-hued
little warships of the third group of de
stroyers were having their test trials for
A bell Jingled down in the cnglno room
of the Walko and the valves wero
'opened wide by tho men who stood at
their stations. Take a peep down Into
the engtuo room of tho destroyer Just
Boats of the Walke type are 2S9 feet
long, and pretty much half of this length
is boilers and engines. It Is merely a
jhull capable of floating 12,000 horsepower.
The entire ship aft of Mm superstructure
Is a maze of pipes and chests and big
cylinders and valves from deck to keel
pon. H'fl a twin turbine boat, with oll
And chief of ull tho machinery In that
crowded engine room are two huge cylin
ders, sonic four feet in diameter and
ten feet long. In these are the roters
the twisting things which work the
.crews in turblno fushlon under steam
pressure. Nino men were below that dun
morning In the engine room. Two wero
thero to observe officially TJcutenant
Jlobert Ii. Montgomery of tho destroyer
Fanning, and Gunner's Mato T. B. Craw
ford of the destroyer Patterson, to assist
At his post stood Lieutenant Donald
J'etllt Morrison, engineer officer of tho
Walke, and urouud him In that con
quieted, machlno-fllled room were tho
oilers, machinists mid firemen. Above,
the rest of the crew of eighty-two men
veio on duty. One of these was Dpyle.
'ov Edward F. Doyle, ablo seaman,
wasn't feeling well that misty morning.
Uu had a broken rib, but he didn't know
It. This Is how he got It. At Newport,
a week before, Doyle had fallen In the
dark between tho boat and tho piling of
Its dock, llo went down below tho side
plunking nnd came up between two docks.
Morrison, the lieutenant, heard tho cry
"Mini overboard!" and plunged over
board In full uniform, lie could not find
-Anybody been him?" he spluttered.
Nobody had. Morrison took a long dive
In tho dark, straight down under the
planks between two docks, and there he
found Doyle struggling to keep hold an
a slippery pile. Morrison grabbed the
H.'-druwneil sailor, plunged -down again
Into tho water nnd under tho piling and
won had hlin in his bunk, safo and
Uoylo's Hide hurt him, but ho didn't
rcjIUc then that he had cracked a rib.
So he went on duty that niornlng; of tho
"I ought to be in my hammock!" ho
growled, "and not here."
The Walko wan hissing along and doing
Ntenm Chest Shuttered.
Lieutenant Charles E. Train, its cap
lain, drenched and chilled from the cas
lhat were smashing over tho bridge, had
gone below Into his enblti to get Into
Voinc dry clothes. The engines had
(worked the boat up to tho best that was
A crack from below, llku the crash of
b six-Inch suit. A hiss, a roar, a scream
then sllenco for a moment.
The Wulko quivered, stopped and wal
lowed In the rough trough of the sea.
Out from tho hatches civmo clouds of
whlto and the shrill snarl of escaping
stenjn something had burst! Lieutenant
Train came plunging out of h)s cabin.
".Engine room!" yelled Lieutenant F.
Thlbault, who had been on deck "Casing
of 'the roter's explodedl"
Down below In that white-hot Inferno
were nine men, scalded without and
within. Every breath was searing their
tortured lungs Into leather.
But there were men on the deck of the
Walke Just then men who could keep
their wits. Two husky lads shut off Uie
steam valves Instantly.
A sailor Jumped into tho smothering
hatch and tried to put himself down tho
blistering la'dder. Men grabbed him. He
thrpv them aside.
"Let me go!" he yelled, squaring off to
'fight. "Morrison's down there he saved
me I'm going to save him lemmo go!"
It was Doyle. Doyle was going down
atone Into the engine room to get the
man who "had saved his life the week be
fore. But they batted him back and their
energy picked out his broken rib.
One man held his arm oyer the seeth
ing pit and drew It back with a yell of
pain.- Another tried to peer down and
fell back gasping.
The trim, sandy haired young Train,
calm and level headed, bringing hlsl An
napolis training Into play, shot out a few
staccato orders. Men. Jumped to obey.
Tho' helmsmen had its head around Into
the sea again. Not two minutes had
Upon the ladder crept a gasping shape.
Ills face peeling off, ho stumbled and fell
on the deck. Then another crawled up
and another and nnother, till thero were
"My God!" gasped one, as they picked
up his parboiled body and boro him inlo
tlio officers' wardroom forward, Mr.
Morrison's down there yet. He was neai
est to tho ladder and he stood aside to
let us up first. Get him, for God's sake,
get him! 1 can't go back,"
, Stood Aside for thr Men.
And. then tho poor fellow passed away
'Intel merciful unconsciousness from which
I he never awakened.
Them two men got below Chief Ma
chinist Mate Christiansen and Chief Ma
chinist Mate Olseil. And at their hools
Jumped Chief Quartermaster Spear and
Chief Boatswain's Mute Ingham.
It was burning hot down there, but th"
briH'o petty officers who had plunged
Into the scald could at least breathe.
They stumbled over a man. Ho was
lying on tho floor, his faco burled In the
bilge, burned to a crisp along his back,
but still he had saved himself. He had
stuck his head down a holo Into tho bot
tom of tho ship whero ho could breathe
fresh air nnd held on while the1 steam
seared his hack.
Ingham and Spear lifted hint to his feet
It was Frank Conway, oiler.
".The ludder, quick, man!" yelled Spear.
Conway tottf red to bl feet.
"There's Mr." Morrison!" he yelled, "foe
hlnir'Qver there by tho ladder I saw him
stand asldo for the men. I must get him
Craned with pain, Conway started
toward the hottest part of the room
Lieutenant Morrison had been nearest
tho turbine casing when It exploded. He
jay crumpled up on the floor three fet
away from tho ladder by which ho might
have escaped to ulr and life.
Conway grabbed frantically at tho
body ho hadn't strength to lift.
"Get him out!" screamed he. crazy with
pain hlmujlf. "Here, lot mo bear a
And so they carried tho poor, scalded
body of tho young nontenant up the
ladder. Conway fainted when the lifted
him out along with two others not so
Just ai gently ns they could these
rough sailor men tried to take tho uni
form from tho voting officer he was only
i years old. Ho gawped for a few min
utes and settled down calmly to death.
He had never been conscious. Ills lungs
wero all gone those sturdy lungs which
could hold a breath for two minutes at a
stratch, those lungs which had kept him
alivo under the water when ho went In
after Doyle. Doyle was weeping. He
knew. Ho hud seen.
Fin KM Spelled Disaster.
Up tho forward mast leaped a lot of
flags. They looked gay, but the destroyer
fleet knew thoy spelled disaster. Tho
cool-headed Train had set his signals for
help. The Perkins bore down, but it
couldn't come close tUe seas were run
ning too high. Train had found out that
one turbine was working, and ho signaled
ho could get homo under half steam.
But the Perklqs poured oil over the
waters and tho men of the Wnlke did
tho same so a hospital steward with
medicines and moro oil managed to get
abonrd. Thirty-five minutes after tho
catastrophe young Train had his boat
running back to Newport und tied up to
the hospital ship. Solace.
When the navy doctors saw tile suf
ferers brought on board they shook their
heads. J. W. Kumpf and H. L. .Wilder,
both crackajack machinist mntos of the
first-class, lived a few hours, and then
they Joined Morrhon In death. E, B.
Crawford, gunner's mato from the Pat
terson, died next day; John Delaney,
first-class flrumnn, lasted ono day more,
and then thero were flvo dead. That was
all. Conway and the three Other Injured
will get well they wero the farthest
away from tho steam.
"Perjjups wo will need some skin to
graft," came tho word from tho Solace
to the Walke.
Itfiuly for iltf SuurlrJce.
A big sailor shuffled toward tho cap
tain that afternoon and saluted when
word of what was wanted sifted through
"Tell 'cm, sir," he stammered, "that
this Niero wholo crew'll givo up all the
skin they want for the boys.."
But It hadn't bpen needed.
That night Mrs. Donald P. Morrison,
j with her baby of a month, was speed
. Ing by train to Newport to join her iius-
uiiiiii oi u. year. j loiegrnm sioppoa ncr
with tho news and she went back to
Annapolis her father's home to await
tho mangled body.
"I know why ho died," said Lieutenant
Train. "Ho stepped nsldo to let the men
up the companlonway first. Conway did
his best to save hint, burned as he was,
and Doylo tried to get down after him,
too. Thoy may say what they please
about navy discipline every one of our
eighty-two men was a hero. Every man
was at his post, and the. moment a hiu
man being could llvo below thero were
a dozen trying to get down that burning
"Mall for tho Walko'."
A natty marine with his leather pouch
slung over his shoulder came abroad,
after dusk, when the ship was quiet
"Letter from the Navy department,
sir," said the marine, handing out a big
cnveloie, 'all covcrrVl. with seals nnd
franked without postage.' "Lieutenant
"I'll tako that," said Captain. Train,
with Just a lilt of a quaver In his 'voice.
It was the letter mailed from Wash
ington by the acting secretary1 of the
navy, commending young Morrison for
saving Doyle. Hut tho bravo soul of
i Morrison wus no longer on carthi to hear
its nloisage. ,!
"It wan for saying me!" wept Doyle,
when he heard tho name called,
it has gone on now to tho poor little
wohiMi at Annapolis, a girl only wid
owed that day. New York Wprid.
Ncfr Year Hmoliilloim
"The Willlamses certainly have mado
queer New Year' resolution:'!"
"What are they?"
"Well, Mic resolved not to smoke hiiv
more cigarettes, drink any more highballs
or take nny trips to woman's rights con
"H resolved to make her allowance '
small that she would bn compelled to
ktep her rcaolutlonl ' Judge.
Innls was not much of a sporting man,
but In tho Innocent sporting events that
enter Into n business man's life ho
, rather prided himself on being "gamo"
nnd rt "good loser." When he realized
however, that n stranger was walking
awny with B.000 of hi dollars, his brain
I nn wen nn inn ncrvu who puiuiKru aim
He. saw the other men lift Walker from
the spot on the track whero ho had
j lauen, nis jips uyni wiiu woiuiik enra
son, and carry him away to a waltlnp-
I touring car; but, though he had counted
Walker as a friend, he could not go to
' him. Hs turned In another direction,
walking -blindly, his ono idea being to
get away from the sceno that had
marked so trnitic a failure for them both
I He did not reallre that ho was stag
1 gerlng like a drunken man until he Jos
J tlod against some ono on tho aldowalk,
The stranger looked at him curiously
and then dropped a hand on his shoulder
It was a lawyer he hnd known some
' years before In Denver. Ade by name
I "Hollo, Innls, what good luck brings
I you to Colinclt Bluffs?" Ado asked
"Good luck!" sxclalmed Innls bitterly
"What's tho matter?"
"I have Just dropped $T,(y): that'?
what's the matter."
Ade whletled. "How did you manag
to do that?"
"Out there." Innls nodded toward the
deserted cinder track, which lay half n
block away a port of tho permanent
, equipment of the fair grounds. "A foot
race. It looked like a sure thing would
have been, too, If Walker hart held out
He broke a Wood vessel. I supposo I
' ought to romember that It Is hard on
him, but I haven't got nway from my
own trouble yet."
Mnn Who Itroko Illnoil VospioI.
"Where were you going now?"
"I don't know to the street cars, I
j "You are headed In tho wrong direc
tion for that. Tho cars are on tho other
, side of tho grounds. Here, we can cut
across lots whllo you toll me about It.
I didn't know you went In so Ircavlly for
"I don't," confessed Innls. "I never
did before. I wouldn't havo gone Into
this, oxcept through knowing Walker."
"The man who ran and broke a blood
"Who ran against him?"
"Some fellow from New York. You see,
the race was arranged by somo men bore
In Council Bluffs, who knew about
Walker. He told me about It last week
in Denver, and asked mo to come on
with him and act as stakeholder. I
hadn't bought of betting himself; but
when his brother-in-law. Johnson, put up
$5,000 on him, It seemed so sure a thing
that I couldn't keep out. So I put up
"But weren't 'you stakeholder?"
"No; Wentworth wan stakeholder You
see. Johnson didn't want to bet his money
In his own name, so ho gave It to mo to
bet for him. Wo agreed on Wentworth
for stakeholder. He is a deacon In tho
Olivet Methodist church here, and every
body was satisfied with him."
Ade looked surprised. "Sure everything
was all straight," he asked doubtfully.
-"Oh, It was all straight enough. Walker
and I went to tho Grand Central hotel,
and Johson camo thero to meet us and
talk tilings over. They were both abso
lutely certain that Walker could run all
around this tyurphy from New York. Tho
men that wanted to bet on Murphy came
in, and everything was arranged per
fectly Bquarc and abovo board. There
was a regular contract drawn up and
signed by everybody. Wentworth was
mentioned for stakeholder, and he camo
over und took charge of tho money. I'm
not a fool. Besides, I've known Walker
for years, and he is simply great on
! tho track. If It had not beon for his
accident everything would havo been an
A llulilier Slitn.
Tho two men had been walking directly
across the race .track, whllo Innls talked
and Ade listened. Thoy were approach
ing tho corner whero tho waiting motor
had stood that carried Walker away,
when Ado stopped isuddcnly nnd walked
back a few steps to pick up a small ob
Jcet from tho ground. It was a shriv
eled up bit of thin rubber, such as toy
balloons ore mado of. If a balloon, It
must have been n very small one. It
left n red stain on his fJnBers.
"What have you found?" asked InnlB,
not seeing plainly what his friend had
"I don't know," said Ade slowly. Then
he said abruptly: "Tako me back to
tho place where Walker fell when lie
"Oh, perhaps,"' stild Ado enlgmatlcolly.
"Call It morbid curiosity. . You say ho
broke a blood vessel. Thero may be
lomc blood stains on tho ground."
Innls stared nt his friend in astonish
ment, but yielded to his urgency. He
had been near enough to tho track to ico
plainly the sickening red stream that hod
oozed between Walker's pet Hps as ho lay
on tho giou'nd. To his surprise. Ade.
dronped on his nknees and carefully
sornpeij up Konio of tho gravul whero It
Hhowvd a dark stain. This he foldel
away In a piece of paper, which he
"What am you doing?" asked !nnln
Instead of answering directly. Ade
Asked: "What sort of o looking man
was Deacon Wentworth?"
"An elderly man. gray side whiskers."
"You're sure It was the Olivet church?'
"That's what )in said."
"Well," said Ado, triumphantly, "I am
a deacon In the Olivet church myself,
and I know for a fact that thero Is no
Deacon Wentworth connected with the
church. What's more, these stains are
not blood stains. We will prove that
chemically later on; but In the meantime
I a m willing to stake my reputation on It.
"They aro tho stains of a rod coloring
fluid and they came from th's little rub
ber bulb which Walker had lk his mouth
while ho was running, and which he broko
at tho right moment to make you think
that lio had broken a blood vessel, I'll
stake my reputation also, that Walker
Is In no hospital at this moment, but that
ho and Johiifton and Wentworth arc di
viding Uao loot between them. IV up to
r Piano or Organ
Our Great Clearance
Wo wish to impress upon your mind that ovcry instrument offered in this big Clear
ance Sale is guaranteed to be absolutely first class in every particular, and any one of
them will givo you lasting satisfaction.
Never before in the history havo we sold in one year 30 many Steinway, Weber,
Steger & Sons, Hardman, Emerson, McPhail, Wheelock, Steele, Stuyvesant
And the Hand-made Schmoller & Mueller Pianos.
This is the Most Important Piano Sale
That Omaha Has Ever Known
nntl (IKKATKIt VAM'ICS nro Riven tlinn any sale horotororo ofrrrotl In our .11 yours of iilnno.buM
Vtni onn make no mUtnko In l)nylnK from u firm ostahllsttcil in JOur own city anil Mate, slnoo 18511.
largo number of sales wo mailo during tlio pant wook rontlncos us that customers niipreclnto vnluo nntl
tlio ureal bargains that will bo offered during this coining week will attract hundreds of btiyors from
nil over this section of tlio country. The following comprises the largest variety or pianos over offered
for salo by nny plnuo company In this country:
Steck Upright, ebony case ..$200 $ 45
Boudoir Upright, mahogany $200 $ 75
Erbe Upright, oak $275 $100
Hallet & Oompston Upright,
ebony $300 $120
Bradford Upright, walnut ..$300 $125
J. & 0. Fisher Up'ht, walnut $275 $140
Kimball Upright,, mahogany $300 $130
Reed & Sons Upr'ht, mahog. $325 $150
Smith & Nixon Up 'ht, Mahog. $325 $160
- Former Salo
Kurtzman Upright, walnut . .$325 $165
Emerson Upright, ebony $450 $180
Steger & Sons Upr'ht, walnut $500 $175
Art Stylo Upright, mahog. . .$450 $195
Steger 8s Sons Upr'ht, mahog. $500 $225
Crown Upright, mahogany . .$450 $225
Mehlin & .Son Upright, wal. $475 $260
Knabe Upright, mahogany ..$550 $290
Hardman Upright, mahogany $500
$1,600 Steinway Grand, only $590
No Other Piano Hou3e Offers the Following Wonderful Terms No Money Down.
Free Stool, Free Scarf, Free Insurance, Thirty Days' Free Trial Then $1.00 a Week.
WE ARE EXCLU
TATIVES FOR THE
Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co.
Manufacturers Wholesalers Retailers
1311-1313 Famam St. Omaha
:a, Hibr. I
fFo Meet the Cold Wave
You may need coal on short notice. We have the coal.
We have the delivery service.
May We Have Your Order?
Have you ever thought of the tonnage of coal that can be carefully
handled by 120 fine horses, in 60 YELL'O WAGONS
from 3 big yards in 10 hours?
Sunderland Certified Coal
is all stored under roof on dry concrete floors and is THOROUGHLY
RESCREENED before it is leaded into the wagon.
It is your kind of coal.
underland Brothers Co.
Phone Douglas 252. Yards in All Parts of Omaha.
New Main Office Northeast Corner 17th and Harney Streets.
Entire Third Floor State Bank Bldg.
uh to flml tliem before thoy ect out of
you mean tliat I havo been done by n
conflJtnco Kamo?" demanded Innls.
'you've been done, ull rlRbt; but
whether It Is technically a confidence
Ktuno or not tho court will have to de
cide. I rather think, however, that thlH
llttlo bit of rubber will Bene to gair Mr.
"VValker'H defeime. You wunt to f llo a
cotnplnlnt, I biiiiikjkh?"
"You bet I do. If he stundu wtliln tile
Jaw. If It whs n confidence uanie "
"If 1 remember the Colorado ntututen.
mere wordx of proinixo, however fraud
ulent, nro not enough to constitute n
confidence game; Jiut there must bo tronie
Internment or device by means of whch
tho fraud is consummated, I nhould ny
K. . ..I ....It. ...1.1. .I.iu.a.. I I.
waa a devlco; but yoi uover can tell how
the courts will look at It. Still. It Is at
least a sportlnB proposition."
Mr. Ado'H hunch proved to be "the one
best hot " The court dlhUnKUlshcd
Wheeler aKnlnst People, Jl3 Puclflo lie
porter, 312, mid on the authority of Powers
aKulnxt People. 123 Pacific Reporter, 012,
Mr. Walker was duly sentenced. Th
Itenenerutlon of Siiriitomi!
RaraloKa, havlnfc wustod the substanco
of Uh eprliiBs In Ions years of riotous llv
InB, Is now maklmj n bid for public favor
as a winter resort. It appears that since
the state compelled the companies which
were depletliiK the springs of their gns to
cease operations "tho pressure has grad
ually Increased until come of the sprlnKs
throw a stream of water twenty-five and
thirty feet In the utr, und other uprlnss
which were lonjr since thoiiKlit exhausted
aro now flowing nulte stronBly " Mean
while Canfield'r, where tho wheel oX the
block Boddcss, Fortune, used to revolve In
' a iiiuhoBuny sanctuary, hus been turned
Into u public museum- which oukIU to bo
i an edlfyluB use. If HuratoKa Is to return
to Its former splendors, minus the track
mm me Kuine, unu luun a cuntserviiiion u
the waters, it will be necessary first to do
line of two thlnKs Install several hundred
miles of steam heatliiB apparatus In those
Biiunt old hotels of theirs or revise the
winter climate of northern New York
state. Boston Transcript.
A llnilirlMr'M Ilff Ipptlmia.
! KuyliiB experience Is dolus business at
n total loss.
What mukes u trirl specially afraid she
mlKht loso her complexion Is If she's at
reudy done It?
The reason the kucss of a woman Is so
often rlKht Is she backs It against her
One of the most comfortable things for
rich cople miiut be how they don't havo
to keep up appearances.
Nothing makes a man feel so unselfish
as what lie would do for his family with
his monoy if he didn't need It for hlniseir,
A Birl falls in love with a man from
force of example; a woinun stays In
from force of Imblt.
A man's idoa of appreciating his wife
la if he comet home late at nlBlit and
there is HOinethlnB In tho Icebox for httn.
The way for a man to llvo a long llfo
Is for you to bo one of his helm. Now
"Htop a moment, ScroBBlns; don't pre
tend you fall to recoffnlze me. Itemember
tho ti.75 you borrowed of me about four
"OotnB to call on me noxt Thursday
evenltiK. ro you Mrs. Oaddor? Thank
you for letting mo know, I'll find some
txciibo for being" away from home."
"Perhaps, Mrs. Nexdore, If you fed your
cockroaches a little better they wouldn't
come over to my house foraging for some
thing to cat."
"Hero's tho f, Dlnsuss; we'll call It a
loan, but you and I know it's u sift.
Quality Cigars at
A o are doing an immenso cigar bun!
ness, necessitating tho purchasing of
largo quantities hence wo are content t
retail tliem at wholesale prices. Que
cigura are never old or Htalo us our
largo out-put keeps them moving. As
to fuiallty. wo do not handle "no name
goods hut buy whero we are auro that
products wll be uniform as to quality
A few of our many brands and pricesi
10c Colon Arvanten l Porto Hlcan) So
each, 6 for 25c, 12.00 for box of 50.
10c Carmen (after dinner) Co each, G
for 25c. $1.25 for box ot 26.
Garcia Cabinets, 10c straight, $2.25
for box of 25.
Garcia Kutrcactos, 5c caah. 6 for 26c,
$2.00 for box of 60.
(larcia Knickerbockers, 10c straight,
$2.50 for box of 25.
Garcia Pcrfectos 1'"1iioh, 15c each, 2
for 1'Dc, $2.75 for box of 25.
You cannot obtain hucIi values in clear
Havana clgarx elsewhere.
You can get cigars or prices at either
of tho HHXALL BTOUKS.
Sherman & McConnell Drug Go,
Cor. 16th and Bodge 8ts.
OWL DRUQ CO., Cor. 16th and Hrney.
THE OMAHA BFK
Tho Homo I'aper of Nebraska.
A. WD THE
Twentieth Century Farmer
Best of Its Kind In tfie West
VOU SHOULD HAVE TIIEM BOTH,