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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 190.1.
Special Box Coat Offer at $4.98 A very etjlish box coat with tlie new cape effects, lined through out, the new flat stitched collars. They come iu all the correct Sale of Ladles', Misses and Children's Hosiery Boys' school hose stoutly made, medium and i Cp heavy weight, worth 25c, at tW Ladles' Misses' atid children's hose plain fine and heavy ribbed, some fleecy lined, others lisle threadmany double soles and spliced heels 1 Oty ft IQn on bargain square, at W gvlVL a, U VUllWlfc 4.98 fall colors a special for tomorrow at... Swell Coats and Suits for Wintry Days The newest ideas in the swagger long coats are here in great variety. quote some very attractive special values for Saturday. SPECIALS IN ULTRA STYLISH LONG COATS Smart new long coats with two capes, stitched flat collar, new pouch sleeve, thoroughly lined, come in all colors, 42 inches long, Bargain Sale of Leather Goods We P n e:m mmi, r? is w ' Am .SUrak W worth $12.50 tomorrow at. . . 8.98 $20 Long Coats at $12.50 The fashionable long winter coats, guaranteed satin linings, new velvet col lar and cuffs, with the smart military trimmings, made of heavy English kerseys. easily worth $20 each. 12.50 i j - i IT" V i-, very smart Long Coat at $24.50 Made of flue Ribelines, English kerseys, Montag- nacs, etc., with the military stock collar, bullet buttons, lined throughout with guaran- teed lining, a very stunning wrap at 24.50 6.98 Novel Box Coat Special Made with th new double capes, satin lining, new flat collar with velvet trimming, the large sleeve, at- Specials in Ladies' Winter Suits Suit Special at $12.50-Very styl- A Suit Special at $19-Choice of ish suits, made in all new cloths and assortment of fine suits in beautiful cut in the most favored styles, worth new shapes, including 70 swell sample na hirr.i nn Jio.-t Mp, -g mat -x Buitt that have nave- been tomorrow JLaa3 1 THOUSANDS OF THE FINEST HAND BAGS, AUTOMOBILE BAGS, CARRIAGE BAGS, WRIST BAGS, ETC., AT ONE-FOURTH THEIR VALUE. A big bargain chance for Omaha shoppers. One of the greatest manufac turer of fine leather poods in the east was unable to fill further orders and called In seven traveling men from the road. Ho disposed of these seven lines of sample leather goods to us at a remarkable reduction. They are the latest designs in real kid, levant, real walrus, real seal, alligator, snake skin, lizard, Morocco and pig skin some fitted with genuine cut glass smelling salt bottle, card cases, and change purses. Frames of these bags are German silver, genuine gunmctal, oxidized and copper, finish, etc., beautifully embossed, col ors are the new poppy reds, rose, French grays, light blues, modes, wood browns, etc., a remarkable opportunity to buy now for Christmas fifts, worth up to $3.00, at 49c-59c-69c Big Sale of Purses and Pocket Books at 25c Hand purses and men's money purses in fine leathers, some with two pockets, made in fine chamois skin, real seal, alligator, snake skin, etc., worth up to 75c, at 25c Artistic Millinery t Very Special Prices Some of our most handsomely designed hats will be offered tomorrow at remarkable values. Saturday will be the Millinery Bargain event of the season Unusual Bargains in Handsome Trimmed Hats. Splendidly trimmed hats Including an espaolally fine line of black bans and toques. We must clear t-W them a way to make room for new wJ VV V arrivals. Thoaa formerly gelling at lV $3.00 - tomorrow In the 4 i tfrl ' " v V Ll basement and millinery I 111 I f f -- , v T 3f ? Trimmed hats formerly p A nVJ Bold at $7 basement and J 11 J '01 'feC ' " millinery floor kmmJJ ytfufiP Fine assortment of street hata In f yi''J' the latest ideas and smart designs jVV2'tr basement and millinery 4 f jr f , IllLy' floor worth up to $2.3Q I U t V goat 7. I JV duplicated, ttome worth up to 40, at 19.00 Exclusive Modes In High Art Suits Superior grades of artistically made suits, the most exclusive shapes, no duplicates, made In velvets, broadcloths, zlbellnes, etc, not a suit In the entire assortment worth less th. n $60, some worth as high as $70 and $75 only a limited number ol them at 39:22 2 BIG PICTURE SALE SATURDAY $3 Pictures at 98c Each A remarkable picture selling event for Saturday. These pictures have been displayed in our window and have ex cited much admiration AVe have never offered such an at tractive picture bargain in our store. The pictures include 20-inch circle pictures 20x24 parlor pictures 16x20 new oak mission framed dining room pictures 3 combination batted oak mission framed game and fruit pictures yard pictures and an immense assortment tk fv. of odds and ends worth up H ) i vs to $3.00 ON SALE SATURDAY AT The New Trimmed Fur Hats A special display of mink, Russian squirrel, etc. These hats have underbrim of fur, some have fur crowns, draped with silk, velvet, etc., and trimmed with flowers, foliage, laces, etc. They would easily bring S Cf i $10.00 to $12.00, our special price ' 8 ( 1 for Saturday .w. -A A Pompons, wings, quills and breasts, entire sample line of an importer, at TOMORROW IS CHILDREN'S DAY Children's Trimmed Hats Flats that are neatly trimmed in rib- rt, bona, quills, wings, etc., at I VC 10c Children's Dress and School Hats, elab orately trimmed In the prettiest new tr ideas for Juvenile wear, I . mm m s at tlrt Special 300 nklrts at a -J f Y reduction a real 14 " Oolf Skirt trreat ktrt at. Children's. -Coat Specials Child's kersey box coat, worth $3.00, 1.50 Child's 13.50 Long Melton Coat.' worth k 4 QQ U60, at .i i Child's Lone ZIbellne Coat, worth $6.00, 3.Q3 ChUd's Long and Box Coats, worth V-tt, .4.QS Dress Skirt Special 185 fine dress A ( Q skirts, many lamples, mada to sell vj up to 110, iu one lot Specials in Furs Near Seal Jackets, worth 3S, at $24. SO Krlmmer Jackets, worth 69, at ,..,$35.00 Fine Otter Jackets, worth (145, at , $98. OO Genuine Seal Jacket, worth $250, at... $149.00 Doubla Fox Scarfs at $4.98 Double Raccoon Scarfs at $7. SO Choirs of a fine lot of Scarfs, all different -rare and styles, at..................... ,....,$9.98 $15 HALL RUGS AT $5.98 A fine assortment of handsome Axminster and Moquette hall rugs. These are in new designs and are remarkably attractive. The 6izes, 4-6x10-6 and 4-6x12. They would be excellent value at $15.00 each, Cl W f mfS as long as they last Saturday, ' & at 8 Great Book Sale Saturday A tremendous assortment of popular books goes on sale tomor row. This u an opportunity to buy Christmas gifts at a great saving. All these boohs are well and firmly bound. Copyrighted Books at 25c An immense assortment "of regulation copyrighted books, such as Dodd, Mead & Co., Scribner, Street & Smith, Sou venir gilt top,"Coates Edition, etc., some handsomely illustrated, - worth up to $1.00 and $1.50, special bargain, at wOv Books for Boys and Girls Gul- lirer's Travels, Swiss Family Robinson, Black Reauty. Grimm's Fairy Tales, Arabian 4 1 iNiKnts, Kooinaon urusoe, Anderson s Fairy Tales, etc., Illustrated and well M. Kj oouna, worio euc, at Standard and Popular Novels at 7ic Merchon & Co. 16-mo., cloth bound books bv standard mmm autbora, also popular novels, mada rC to sell for 20c, at & Children's Story Books Five Little Peppers, Dicky Downey, Beauti ful Joe and hundreds of other illustrated books, worth up to $1.00 each, at.... 25c EVER ON A RUNAWAY TRAIN? If Kot, Bead Th'i and Bea How Ton Think You'd Like It tOOKING DEATH RIGHT IN THE EYE rirtmaa'i Story of a Traim Oettlaa Away la a Paaa la ColTado -I'rsbSrm ( Jimplai or Not Jamplaaj. How it feels to be lacs to faoa with death. looUng the grim monster in the tym at such closa rang- "tht rather thin holt' the yasa on will taka as an only chanca some thin a that aeems to put the nd of thlnga for this world only a little further away, Is not an easy thins; to de scribe. A good many persons have wondered how it feels to eo out into space front the cab of a locomotive going at a rata anywhere from forty to flfty mllea up because of a conviction that the chances of Ufa are greater by taking such a leap than by remaining oa the seat of the cab and tak ing chances with tha machine. To make such a leap Into a level or grass-grown right-of-way Is something that would maks an ordinary man hesitate somewhat, but a great many have made it and made It sucoeesfully. To make such a leap out NOT A STIMULANT BUT A CURE' of a runaway engine that is descending a stretch of track such as the Midland has down Ute pass, however, taking chances on landing against a granite boulder or tha slda of a mountain, against a rock ribbed tunnel or over the aid of a precipice over which no one could go and live, it is even a little more strenuous, but this tha feat that Engineer Frank Watts and Fireman James Brandeberry performed recently, and both men are still alfva to tell tha tale. Tha fact that tha airbrakes would not stop tha train dawned upon Engineer Watts soon after crossing tha safety switch be low Cascade, As is well known to per sons familiar with tha operations of this road, every train that cornea down Ute puss, regardless of how lata It may be, stops at Cascade for Inspection. Tha run ning gear of tha train Is inspected, the brakes are examined and tested, and four different men have to sign a book that says tha train is In shapa to make he descent of tha pass safely before the en gineer is allowed, to pull tho throttle to start his machine on its downward journey. As a further safeguard against runaways tho company haa a safety switch built on the aide of tha mountain about a halt mile below Cascade, and before any train can have the main line to make the descent the engineer must whistle for tho trsck, when 'Uncle Jimmy" Taggart, one of the best known characters of tha mountain around this vicinity, turns the switch and opens tho main Una. If tha engineer falls to whistle for this switch his train runs up ths elds of tha mountain and ' nee-saws" back and for on tha switch tnil the main track until U comes to a stop at the bottom of tlie "sag." - Trtttia Beyond Control. some Nerve Remedies Stimu v laic, ssui su Not Cure I A 1 ay U a K.rv tonic that eui and yos star m4 NtKVAN TAULJtlS ra tor ta. cur at kWTSiM lbr ptvUuu rwinu alM9 eua a swu4 toi. one el th twdlng aruirtau of tnla ltr troth full m: "It 1 .r un.rait tl.Ouv to pr.wr a brliw formula thaa N.nr.a I ooula But ao It. 11 Is th B3oM wondrful prrparatlo la th. world.' Thla. N.rrou. Carawura paraaos Brala work ara ahoal aot hasltala. but laka KbttVAN. Th.y ran.w Vigor and Vitality la yoang and ld. Toa a.vr lur aarthlng baa worda ol Praia tor tharn from popi h bav triad Um and aaow tb.ir worth. Th following ar a la at thouaaaaa of aipraa aiona anaolicii: Tha Lwimouico. Oulda Rock, Nab., Nor. (, 101. Kag T.ulat Co., l l.lco. III Uili.m.n: My wit. aud myaalf bav tak.a thra boxM uf hiartaa Tatiata aa I ikluk It la tha d. auMllrlu aa aartk. . ar both galatng la lull thd alranglta. W both ehar-rfully r.utuiuad N.rva labl.ia to tha aufferlug kuiuaulty aad aal.ly Toutk (or Ha auny auatiu.. It tha aoora la ol aT baaaSt to yo yoa caa aaa It aa a taatuaoutal. Wa ar Try ready to Touch (or I la goad qualliwa. Your, lor iukw. T. J. MAXAJNKT AND WIPS. lack Hoi O. Ouloa Hack. M.b. Narm T.hlat C... Chlcaao. IU Im air.-. 1 am ului Kh'UVAM lor gvnaral da. bilily aad Ion euargy. Aa aa auargy bulluw thay aaaol ba M. I Iwl Ilka ywra old aad 1 aa . 1 would aot ba without tk.aa aad 1 will try aad Itiju,. vthara ta taka turn. a. a. aa.au. :n.Buia. in.. Oi. 1. laoi. nru i oc " liquid pr.iaiatloaa that rontaia aka HCnAaC kol. Ih.r atiuiuiala fur a tlma, but In lha and do you irwl harm. You taka ao chanca wllh NEHV'A.N TAHLKT8. aa th.y contain no alcohol or otbar lujurtuu. InKraUiauta You who iun.1 from ital WaakoaML l-om Maiuory, diftculty In ronautratliig your thoutfUl, Vtmm ot auaray and aabllaon, drk circla uadwr l . tal ha.k. a4i.. atoul4 aot drlay. but taka taa r ot all K.ra and biotMl ranwdiaa, hkHVAM lAHl tllf Itey will .urvly cur ou. kutd aa4 r.waiiMJ.l ty hn.rmaa a Mt-t'ooa.ll itu. Co., lata aud i atioaia, uaMtha. or aaut auvt kyua nK Olpt of a I uoa 'iaalct tu, Ciklcaao, lit. Frelgnt No. 43 last Monday evening jauaed Inspection at Caspar and srcurntl tlie main track at tha f)fy switch. It was not long theifatr, huwoviir, liat Enginoer Watts, In recharging air brakes, made the halr isislng discovery that hl.t train s beyond control. His brakes were not of sufficient por to wlthruuud tha power ful weight of his sixteen cars of gold ore and lead and silver bullion, and there was no reasonable expectation that tha train would remain on the tracks through the first tunnel of tha eight that lay .between him and tha level track. If tt should by any miracle past the first tunnel, the next curve and there were curves everywhere down that stretch of track would probably precipitate the train over the side of the embankment to destruction. Fireman Brandeberry, as he tells the story now, says: "The train was Inspected at Cascade by tha regular Inspectors and everything appeared to be In perfect trim The last safety switch Was paased with the train under perfect control, stealing nlowly and safely down tha mountain side. It ran as usual until we had covered about three- fourths of a mile, when the engineer thought he'd better recharge his air brakes. There Is a certain amount of loss of air In running the train, and It is necessary from time to time to recharge the brakes. 'If this is not done the brakes will lose (heir grip on the wheels. This recharging process requires nearly three minutes and, with the terrible weight of tha train (we ere bringing down this time, gave us a terrific Impetus. When the brakes bad been recbaraged the engineer applied them, but there seemed to be little effect. He ap- ( piled thara again and again, but it was of no perclptlble effect whatever. Tou may Imagine that wo were feeling mighty un comfortable just then, and we had to de cide pretty quick what we were going to do. We simply sised up tha situation as best we might and derided that we had a chance only by Jumping from the cab. and a email chance, and that the rest of the buya on the train had only tha au:e chanca wat we had. When as made up our minds to make tha leap, we had stayed- with her for three-quarters of a mile and knew that aha was wild and that every second lessened our chances; Watts made the leap ahead of me. When he jumped we were on a straight stretch of track and ha was fortunate enough to strike tha ground on a gravel slide. Ha went at least twenty-five feet flat on his stomach, and I thought still less of my own cbances when he bad made the leap. I think it was about twenty seconds later that I followed him. I hit a bank of disintegrated granite, on tha upper side of the track. rolled over and over for about thirty feet and how my head kept in connection with my body is something I will never know. I realized that I was rolling far ther down the embankment all the time and that If I didn't stop, I was going under tho wheels of the tialn, sura. I grasped and reached for something to stop ma, but caught nothing. When I realised that I had stopped sliding and rolling my head was swimming and every thing was black aa night before me. Sitting- t'p and Thinking-. "I couldn't tell until after the whole train had passed whether I had been ground up beneath It or not, but I knew that I was not dead. In a few seconds, although they seemed hours, I realised that the train had gone, and I sat up. There was Watts about sixty feet behind me. also sitting up and looking at me. I don't think I cried, but it was not because I didn't want to. In a moment we remembered that the engine that had helped us down from Leadvllls was following and we flagged It. From that point down to Manltou we made a slow run, expecting ta find the train piled up In some ot the canons along tha way and to have to carry the remains of the rest of the boys down to Colorado City with us. We were forty -Ave minutes making tha run to Colorado City, Our surprise at finding that there had been no one hurt In tha wreck that wa found there was equaled only by our surprise at being alive ourselves." Ao investigation was held at the office ot tha superintendent at Colorado City. Thosa present were the crew of the wrecked train, tho superintendent of the motive power, the traveling engineer, tha air brake expert and the general superin tendent. The main reason for the cause of the wreck brought out in the investigation was that the train was composed of so many foreign cars with low braking power. An explanation of this Is that the braking power of tha foreign cars is only from 40 to (0 per cent, and that of the home cars is from 70 to 90 per cent, the difference being due to the fact that foreign cars, as a rule. have comparatively level roadbeds to travel over, while the home cars are adapted to the steep and curving tracks of the moun tain sides, when toe foreign cars are placed on the mountain roads and loaded heavily and the air brakes being about 40 per cent of the weight of the cars, they cannot be applied with nearly the force of those of the mountain cars, whose braking power is about 80 per cent of the weight. This train was composed mostly of for eign cars. We have descended the same mountains over the same roadbed with just as many cars aa wo had Monday morn Ing, but never with so many foreign cars'. The road had been very careful not to have too many cars of low braking power on the same train, but they will bo much more careful now that the accident has occurred. Colorado Springs Telegraph. REASONS WHY THEY DESERT Esldiers iu Garrison Olaued as a Very Sentimental Lot MUSIC MAY START A QUITTING EPIDEMIC Deadly Work of sv tither in tho Phil ippines Loto and Grief aad Homesickness Among the Leading Causes. An old sergeant of the regular army now staUoned at a New Tork harbor post, who fought the Bloux under Crook and Custer, helped to chase the 'Pacha Kid and did his trick In tbs Philippines at tho beginning of the row down there, recently delivered him self of some of bis own Observations on the desertion question. Ha has soldiered In more than fifty posts and has known bat talions of deserters. 'There are plenty of reasons besides those given by the boss soldiers in their reports behind desertions from the army," said the old sergeant. "I am not speaking of pres ent conditions, but of desertions In normal years. . 'In tho first place, desertions become epi demic in certain posts, and when one of theae deserting epidemics sets in nothing can stop It short of switching the whole outfit to another post. Some years ago one of these deserting epidemics began at Fort Sheridan, near Chicago, and lnulde of less than three months nothing but the skeleton of the command was left. They quit In squads and sets of fours, good men as well as roughs and no-accounts. That epidemic was started by a layout Of bad and unpopular officers. One domi neering or unjust officer In a post can cause more desertions than bad rations or crucify- Wants .lodgment Set Aside. A petition has been filed in the district court In the caae of H. K. Cochran against P. A. Wells, as administrator of the exlule of John P. Johnaon, deceased. It is a.aij that the judgment of the court In thla cas b set audio, on the ground that th rase was tried In the sIxhuii a uf the defendant and through mltke, fraud and nilaun 1-r-aianding. It is aliened that tho juim-nt of the court will work Injury to tha de fondant at.d thxt be aliould be permltlud to be preoeot, wiuast thu ease ta UUd. SUITS THAT SUIT the season, the wearer, and the wearer's purse bear this famous mark Jllfredpenjamin5(? MAKERS i NEWyORK, They must fit you, because measured on a model of your figure. Styles must please you, because designed by style -authorities: Fabrics must suit you, because made mellow and durable in the BENJAMIN shrinking-plant Tailoring must appeal to you, because executed in cleanly workrooms by salaried expertsnot In filthy sweat-shops by hasty, slovenly piece 'Workers. Ths pries Is right Your money hock if anything goes wroag. BENJAMIN Suit, hero only. GUARANTEE CLO. CO. J 1519-2 Dougla. Street Ing fatigue duty. I once knew a little runt of a shavetail Just out from West Point to cause thirty-two men from ona cavalry troop, stationed In Arlsona, to Jump th outfit within two months after he'd Joined. "The deserting epidemics ara started by caures that would seem mighty trivial to outsiders who do not know what an emo tional, not to say absolutely sentimental, lot soldiers In garrison are. The minds of soldiers In garrison ara easily played and preyed upon, and when a few of them hap pen to go up In the air at the same time the thing becomes Infectious, like getting re ligion at a camp meeting. For example, there are always more desertions from the army around the holiday season than at any other time. "There used to be a very widespread, but hopelessly erroneous idea among American army officers that the presence of a band In a post contributed to the con tentment of the men and made the wabbly ones less liable to desert The Idea's been punctured. It Is well known that the mili tary band, Instead of keeping men from deserting, sctually causes many of them to desert. "The musio gets at the hearts of the Impressionable fellows and It tells a-plenty of them that they are making hashes of their lives by sticking to the uniforms of tha buck army private. Next time you get a chanca Just watch what's-the-use expression on tba faces of the soldiers listening to an evening band concert and you'll get a better understanding of what I mean. "Soldiers In barracks ara la fact queerly affected by music, particularly muslo of the moving and tender sort. For, instance, we had a trig outfit of moderately con tented and fairly healthy men In the little Luzon settlement in the Philippines where we were quartered, until a fellow with a slther Joined the company. "He was a windjammer trumpeter, that Is to say from French Canada,, and when ha transferred to our fit-out ho brought his slther, l a big concert-grand Instru ment from Austria, along with him. The things that that French-Canadian boy could do to and on that big sither were curtainly sinful, not to say devilish, and even us old relics of the bucklng-and-gagglng days bad to either duck out of tho sound of the kid's musia or And our selves gulping and coughing a lot. Tnoagnts ot Homo. "He'd spread tho thing out on his bunk o' nights, between supper and tattoo, and he'd no sooner make tho first swipe at the strings and work In the tremolo stuff than the boys 'ud knock off gassing and begin to look serious and thoughtful. Every once In a while, while that slther muslo was going on, you'd see some fellow, a burly ruffian aa like as not, slinking out, so's not to make a show of himself before the outfit. "Iess thst two weeks after that boy with the sither began those nightly per formances we had twelve men In the hos pital, down with nothing else in the world but nostalgia, which means homesickness. And If you've ever picked up the notion that nostalgia, as it's called, Is merely a harmless and boobylsh disease, I'll men tion that two of these twelve men died of It. The boy with the sither put It away then and never played on It again until we were on our way homo on the transport and then it didn't matter; the boys were coming borne. "The well educated men who drift into the American army cause desertlona Nine out of ten of these well educated men are failures In civil life. In spite of their good education, and In nine cases out of ten they are perfectly useless as soldiers. Almost without exception they are grourhy, grumpy kickers and korxkera. "When they bud themselves in the army with lUUe show ot getting out again without deserting, tho majority of them choose that alternative. Those that stick through their enlistments develop into bar rack room chaw bacons, and make the other chaps discontented, and then tha de sertions begin. "Tha reappearance in a post of a former member ot the outfit, diked out In happy mufti rags and exhibiting other evidences of prosperity, always haa tho effect of creating ouch envious discontent that de sertions result from that slight and foolish causa. Visits of a I port. "I belonged to a troop once that was sta tioned at the Presidio of Ban Francisco. One rjt our men, a bright fellow with a pleading way about him, and a skilful and Inveterate gambler, caught on as a main faro dealer in a big Ban Francisco gambling house at the wind-up of his second enlist ment. It wasn't long before he bad an In terest In the business himself, and he made money fast. "All togged out In expensive clothes, and wearing diamonds, he used to drive out to the Picaldlo behind a fast and stylish pacer. In a trig and tidy trap with yaller running gear. Well, after a few months, the com manding officer of the Presidio had to re quest that' ex-swaddle, as a special f-tvor, to cease his visits at the post. Desertions by tho doion were traced to those visits. "Tho bunch would look their former mat over and get ambitious all of a sudden. If he had made such a rattling good Job of it In civil life, why couldn't they, too or, at any rate, make some sort of a stab at It? They went out of the Presidio gate, not to come back any more, In sets of fours, Just because they had seen, the visible signs of the prosperity of a man who had formerly bunked under the same roof wllh them. "The death of a cherished officer, or even of a very popular enlisted man. Is often liable to start aa epidemic of desertions. In the far northwest, at a dinky little two- troop post, there died a first lieutenant who was enormously prized by tha enlisted men. This officer died of too much drink. Ho was a fine man and a splendid soldier never was a better soldier man anywhere but the drink bad him, and It took him. The men,, though, didn't think any the less of him for that, although they all felt pretty sorry for him, for the drink was a tlilna- that had got beyond him. "Often, when he was officer of the dav. and I was humping my guard post in the middle of tba night. I've taken that officer to his quarters led him quiet-like by the arm, and hint not saying a word, but Just submitting like a young 'un. He'd be prowling around the post In the dark. dased, and not able to take cara of him self. "But he was a fine man a grand athlete. too, until tho drink sapped him and he was to square us bucks of tho barracks, and fought our battles in tho teeth of the old man and always won, too. He wouldn't stand for anybody Imposing on us, and Well, as near as men can get to loving a man, I guess us fellows loved that good man and square officer. "Pretty gulpy layout, we were, son, when we scraped out a hole in tho hard frosen ground for that ons, and tossed blm Into it, and fired the volley over him, and listened to the blubbering kid of a wind jammer sounding taps. Ths desertions began the next day. They ml axed him. They said that the post was not only lonesome, but uncanny, with out him. When, a month later, tho fit-out was shifted to the southwest, wa were not much more than one troop. Instead of two-, and tho cashing In of an officer with tho heart and the glszard of a sura enough maa was the cause of It. Transfers Canso Trooblc. i.llln. nf tha transferrina of out fits, that, too. has got to be taken Into con sideration ss a cause, ana. ia too aggre gate, a big big cause for desertlona Maa j who enlist in a certain part of tha country for aervlce in that same section don't Ilka to make a long shift to a different pagt with another climate. Mora desertlona result from the shifting about of regiments than ever appear in the figuraa, "Boldlers that get mixed up with women outside, the post gates ara particularly lia ble to desert when their outfits are ordered away. The soldier rarely has the funds to pay the woman's way to the new station, and he doesn't feel like leaving her, and so there's only one thing left, and that is to duck. "Any old country looks good enough to soma soldiers who become Involved with women. The most aggravated case of that kind I ever saw, and I've seen a lot of such cases, happened when the layout to which 1 was attached was about to leave tho Philippines. "With us was a snappy, hustling kid from Kentucky, a boy about 22 or so, who got tho corporal's chevrons right soon after he took on for bright work In campaigning, and who had all tha makings of a fine soldier. Pact Is, he was in lino for a commission. "But he got mashed on a pretty Filipino girl, the daughter of a Filipino comman dants, and when we were ordered to Manila to take the transport for tha statea ha couldn't sea tho thing of leaving her. I be lieve they had been married, or something like that. Anyhow, when we went to Manila, this Judgment-lacking fool boy stayed with his Filipino woman. "But he did something oven mora foolish than that. When 'the old man sent a non com, and some men back after the kid, he was locoed enough to Join the enemy. In stead of Just taking to the buttes and stay ing there for a while, until the search for him wss over. They got him by the time our transport reached the statea D'ye know whst that promising, good-looking boy from Kentucky Is doing now? He Is doing ninety nlna years on Alcatrax Island for deserting to tho enemy the court-mart lal's sentenca wss death, but It was remitted.. "Did you ever happen to take a peek at Alcatrax Island T Not Well, most men would prefer death to aven ten years there but ninety-nine years on ths rock! Man, let us pray to bo good! "And to think of a white boy, from Ken tuckyboy with a hesd, not to mention biceps letting a skinny, mop-haired, pigeon-toed, rice-powdered Filipino glri land him for a dose like that, oven tt her eyes were fine!" New Tork Bun. Watch for the mis-spelled worda they're coming. Mis-spelled words next week. If you can spell, you may win a prise. Watch Tha Sunday Boa, Stop tearing your throat! One dose of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. kjms