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TITE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 20. 1903.
c 12 TALL YARNS OF A SOLDIER Ia Variety of Experiences Calculated ; to Curl One's Hair. '33 AEON MUNCHAUSEN A HAS-BEEN Sample of Wsilfri Performed y Cardrrnin Armed with Itlpe Imtlaalloa Ht Air Reerlr. who were ennaged aa auch during th wmr with Mexico will be placed upon the penaloa roll. The government ha heretofore re fused to grant penaton to teamsters, al though importunately pressed to do so In many eases connected with th civil war. Drawing the long bow Is confined to no Ifieoplo or class. Th army Is no exception. 1 and the yarns of aome of its raconteurs ; lone nothing; of their entertaining; qualities ! because their authenticity might reason ably be doubted. Years ago there waa one particular cav I airy officer who waa endowed with quali ties rivaling those of Munchausen. Though I ha was not old. those who kept account of the time he had consumed In, his various experience could not escape that he had been actively engaged In Iran's pursuits for ' over a century, at least. His yarns were Unique. For Instance, at one time he was In Scandinavia with his father, who, ac cording to the story, was head forester for , the king. Tart of his duty was to select and snd to the royal shipyards especially fine ship timber. One monarch of the forest had long challenged his admiration. But year after year he felt obliged re gretfully to pans It by for want of trans portation facilities. At last he could re. slat no longer. The king mutt have this pride of the forest. After carefully pre paring a bed to prevent Its breaking In the fall the splendid tree was fulled. As an agent of the monarch he requisitioned oxen to haul It. Bo heavy was the log that when the great number of oxen required to move It were yoked up they strung out for miles. The long and tedious Journey began, and. In crossing some of the val U-ys, It frequently occurred that the lead ing teams would be on one hill top and the log on another, while miles of oxen were suopended In midair, like a great centipede with legs dangling, hundreds of feet above the ground beneath them. Stretching; Tall Timber. Again, he waa 1n Cape Colony with his father, who this time was an agent of the British government and In charge of the great government warehouses. . Increas ing needs made an additional warehouse necessary. All building materials had to be brought from England. It took a year to get them. At last the long delayed material arrived and, followrng the cus tom of the time and place, everything In readiness., all the men In the vicinity were Invited to the "raising." When, lo and behold! through some blunder one of the principal timbers had been cut eighteen Inches too short. Unless remedied It meant a delay of another year. "My father," raid he, "thought a moment and then or dered one end of the timber chained fast; to the other end he hitched a pair of strcng young African oxen and began to pull and, by the Lord Harry, before he could stop them they stretched that timber twenty, two Inches!" Again; he was In glasglow, this time on his own account and at the head of a great shipyard. The place was infested with rats. Bo destructive were the ro dents that they gnawed great holes in the hulls of new vessels and felled their masts. How to get rid of them waa a question. Many attempts had been made, followed by many failures. In the midst of the distress appeared a vagabond, who claimed to have discovered a means of banishing rats. But little attention was paid to his . claims. He waa persistent and confident. ' Finally he waa permitted to make a trial. All openings to the yard, but one were tightly closed. The tramp entered and sprinkled throughout tho premise a mys terious white powder, his secret, tasteless and odorless. Then he emerged to await results. Long and patiently he, with the shipyard official and the assembled and curious crowd, waited and watched until ready to proclaim another failure. Walt a moment! O squeel! Another Instant a great rodent hoary with age came out No one molested him. Off he moved, followed by another and another faster and faster. For four days and nights Incessantly the rats poured out and marched away in sin gle file. Whither they went no one knew. At last the long . procession ceaaed. A moment more, a little scratching then emergeSd two young rats with a atraw In their mouths leading an old blind rat be tween them. Never again was a rat seen in the yard. The tramp vanished and with him his secret. But back to the tall timber; it seemed . to Inspire him: Standing In the midst of aome magnifi cent pines In the Wind River country reminded him of being In Southern Russia with his father, who had become a trusted and highly esteemed forester In the em ploy of the ' Caar. There bad Juat been felled a superb walnut. From it a log over 100 feet in length, without a knot or. twig, had been cut'. 80 perfect aa the tree that the log waa the aame diameter at the top that It waa at the bottom. But hta father was deeply chagrined that In felling It a allver waa sprung out at the base of the trunk. He mougni 10 ur.au . uW . but S3 straight was the grain that the sliver ran on and on clear to the top, and there It lay. perfectly square nd exactly four Inches on each Bide through Its entire lenffth. ' He was a nlmrod. too. Shortly after lolnlns th army, he was hunting In In- ' dlaa Territory; his army carbine was his weapon; wild turkey wer the game. But none could he sight. Discouraged and dls . ' i.im1. ha mounted his horse, fired all his J ammunition away to amuse himself by .shooting larks on the wing as h rode ' along toward camp. .Just aa the sun was ' sinking a rustling caused him to look back, ; and following, not fifty yards in th rear, was a bu gobbler, followed by a dosen i or more hens, all apparently mocking him in hi helplessness. Oh, for a cartrldgel 1 A hasty search of belt, box and pockatal nnlv a single blank cartridge. But an idea: "I'll try ahootlng my hamrod!" In stantly the act followed the thought and aald he: "Quickly, but carefully I aimed . at the gobbler's throat, and will you be ' Ueve it. I strung eleven birds on that ramrod and took them In camp. At one time b waa stationed at a small i.nited cost In Wyoming. Bald he: There 1 A M as little to do and I was in command and ' Blent late. I never car for early break- ast. My quarters stood alone. My bed - room was on the ground floor In an 'V Just out th window on on side ran a I beautiful brook, clear and cold. Quit as I near on th other aid was on of nature's I curiosities a boiling spring. How th two ' existed so cluae on to another will ever ' be a mystery to me. But I took advantage of th situation. I kopt In my room by fish rods and flies. For my breakfast it waa my custom to oast out into th brook and pull in a trout; without removing It 1 from th book, to it out th other win- dow, boil It in th spring and then sprinkle 'it with salt and pepper, which I kept on j my dressing table, and cat it. Ah! (smack- . Ing Ilia Hps) that was living. Jinny ana Navy Ufa " rssstsM gov Teamster. WAJnirNOTON. Deo. la It a bill which tfts uUa Amxandsr of Missouri has WHERE OUR HEAT COMES FROM Vagmrle f Weather Cnadltloaa rt Facia State fa Trep teal Zeae, An unusually hot day In summer or mild on In winter In the United States Is due not to an Increased amount of heat received directly from the sun, but to the transportation of heated air from a warmer region. The same is true of the so-called "cold wave." This Is brought out clearly In a recent Investigation by Prof. Blgelow of the United States naval observatory. An increase in solar radiation will add to the heat of the tropics, but owing to the fact that It causes an inflow of cold air from the poles It decreases the temperature in middle latitude. All this Is specially true of countries spreading over wide continental areas, as the United States doea In an investigation of the weather rec ords of th whole country Prof. Blgelow finds that the Pacific states form really a part of the tropical system. In which the atmosphere is generally quiet, being free from the great circular storms character istic of the rest of the continent. Thus the eternal summer of southern California la due to the fact that Just here th tropics thrust up a calm area Into the more tur bulent region miscalled tho "temperate one. New York Herald. To Die on th Scaffold Is painless, compared with tho weak, lame back kidney trouble causes. Electric Bit ters Is the remedy. 60c. For sale by Beaton Drug Co. hoBAsj law the aautr II USEFUL 9 CHRISTMAS GIFTS Nothing can be more sensi ble than a pair of Shoes or Slippers, whether for the baby or for grandma for in stance . A Felt Romeo, genuine wool felt, for housewear, warm and comfortable. A Beaded Slipper, in all the popular colors, castor, patent leather or kid . A Leather low-cut or Faust style Slipper that the men really enjoy . A Teddy-Bear Boot for children the very newest for the little ones. Women's Slippers $1.00 to $6.00 Men's Slippers $1.00 to $5.00 Children's Slippers 75c to $1.50 Give the useful gifts and your present will be doubly appreciated. Drexel Shoe Co. 1419 Farnam Street LIFE SAVED BY PATROL VVAGOfl. Boy Vould Have Been Run Over by Train. PATROL WAGON CAME ALONG JUST IN TIME. While crossing the railroad track on aa erand to the store for his mother. Eddie Havllcek, 1241 8. 14th St., fell In an epileptic fit on the rail road track. A train waa approaching and Eddie would have been ground to pieces beneath the wheels If the pa trol wagon driver who was passing that way had not spied and rescued him before the train could run over him. This is a striking instance of the constant danger to which an epi leptic Is subject. This happened some weeks ago and Eddie Is now on the high road to complete recovery. His mother heard of the wonderful1 suc cess the Austro-Amerlcan Doctors, 428 Ramge building, are having with such cases, and immediately took him to them. After a thorough examlna tlon (the AuBtro .American Doctors do not accept cases which they cannot cure), they commenced giving htm treatment, and since starting he has not been troubled at all by his epi lepsy, although his fits used to occur almoBt daily. Eddie's mother came to the office with him at first but ha is practically cured now and fully able to come by himself. This is only one of the many cases In which the scientific Austro-Amen-can treatment has proven superior to any other known methods. In order that all who are suffering with epl lepsy, catarrh, stomach and bowl troubles .nervous diseases, rheuma tism, bladder disease, kidney trouble or any of the many chronic disorders, may know more of this successful treatment, the Austro-Amerlcan Doo tors are making a generous offer of treatment entirely free to all who come before January 1st. It would seem that It Is criminal for anyone suffering with any of the above diseases to delay and dally with their present and future health when they may be cured by calling on the Austro-Amerlcan Doctors, at 438 Ramge Building. The Time is Closing In But there ip Btill time to participate in that wonderful distribution of bargains we are making this holiday season. All visitors at our stores are surprised and delighted to learn the low prices at which it is possible to obtain strictly high grade, first class, modern and up-to-date goods. Our great sale has been a tremendous success. We are satisfied and we know our customers are the same. Four Days More oi the Great Hall Price Sale Links for Gentlemen Nifty patterns, die work with real diamonds in links 112.00 now fO.OO Elaborate die work real Diamonds In Links, colored 4 gold 118.00 now $0.00 Rose finish with genuine Chip Diamonds 6.50 now $3.25 Brooches or Pendants Beautiful enameled effects, real Diamonds $28.00 now $14.00 Pearl Cluster and real Diamonds $15.00 now $ 7.50 Large, massive effects, real Diamonds $40.00 now $20.00 Enamel Brooch, Pearls and Diamond $30.00 now $15.00 Solid Gold Jewelry CUT IN TWO Solid Gold Signet Rings Gentlemen's extra heavy $8.00 now $4.00 Gentlemen's perfectly plain or Roman finish $7.00 now $3.50 Gentlemen's flower design $7.50 now $3.75 1,000 patterns of ladles' Seal Rings at half price. Babies' Seal Rings, regular $1,10 value, now .55c Solid Gold Cuff Buttons and Links . One pair, with diamonds.... $5.00 now $2.50 One pair, Roman finish, assorted designs... $3.50 now $1.75 One pair, Roman finish, plain, for monogram $4.50 now $2.25 We have other stylish and nifty patterns at half price. Solid Gold Scarf Pins Roman finish, plain, if or monogram........' $2.00 now $1.00 Genuine opal, swell mounting $3.75 now $1.87 Selection very large, at our usual CUT price. Solid Gold Lockets Lockets, all solid gold, Roman finish $6.00 now $3.00 Hand-Engraved, solid gold, English finish. $10.00 now $5.00 Very elaborate, extra heavy, suitable for diamond. .$16.00 now $8.00 14-Karat Gold Tilled Jewelry Gold Filled Lockets, regular price $3, sale price $1.50 Gold Filled Brooches, regular price $2.25, sale price $1.13 Gold Filled Cuff Buttons, regular price $2, sale price $1.00 Gold Filled Scarf Pins, regular price $1.35, sale price 68c Sterling Silver Flat Ware Cream' Ladles, regular price $2.60, sale price.. $1.25 Sugar Shells, regular price $2, sale price 81. OO Pickle Forks, regular $2.25, sale price. . : $1.13 Half Dozen Teaspoons, regular price $6.60, sale price $3.20 Rich Cut Glass One-half dozen Tumblers, regular price $8.50, salt price $4.25 Two gallon Punch Bowls with 12 glasses, regular price $64.50, sale price $32.25 Whiskey Decanter and 6 glasses, regular price $25, sale price. .$12.00 1 Gold Plated Jewel Cases Silver Plated Jewel Boxes, gold plated, regular $3.00 how $1.50 Jewel Box. silver plated, regular $2.50 bow $1.25 Cuff Boxes, silver top, regular....; $3.00 now $1.50 Dresser and Shaving Mirrors, gold plated', regular.. $4.00 -now $2.00 Other articles in this stock ell at half price. Silver Hollow Ware Tea Set, 5 pieces, regular ......$32.00 now $16.00 Bake Dish, regular : $5.00 now $2.50 Entire stock of this Silverware, half price. You will find no prices like these quoted from our GREAT HALF PRICE SALE elsewhere In the city or surrounding states. It was our great good fortune to be on the spot with the cash when this IMMENSE WHOLESALE JEWELRY STOCK was thrown on the market. But time Is getting short; you cannot put off the purchase of that ChiiBtmas present any longer. Courteous treatment and always plenty of time to wait on customers In our stores. Two stores 115 South Sixteenth St. AT THE SIGN OF TEE CROWN 109 North Sixteenth St. OPPOSITE T8E POSTOFFICE JDon't Forget Your Christmas Liquors FREE BOTTLE of WINE with every purchase amounting to one dollar or more, until Christmas. HILLER'S 1800 Farnam St. Thone Douglas 1241. See Our Great Bargain Offerings in Boys' Ov- . A. a m ercoais, ana nmcKerboc&er Suits, $3.50 to $6.00 values, in this sale, at . . . .$1.98 and $2.98 There are no vacant offk s, but: If you have been looking for uch rooms, no doubt you have found desirable space is a rare thing. From time to time changes are made by tenants which would make available just the kind of office rooms which you desire- THE BEE BUILDING Is occupied from top to bottom, but for reasons above stated we keep a watting list and would be pleased to have you call .. and look through the building. By giving as an Idea of your requirements would place ns la a position . to fulfill your wants along this line at some future time. Leave your name and address with It, W. BAKER, 5upt,Room 501 Hart, Schaifner & Marx gggg Suits 5 Overcoats $15 A Clearance Bargain Opportunity Never Before Equalled THK RELIABLE' STORK Yes, we've sold them before at these prices.' but never before January 1st to 15th and . never before has clearance offered such magnifi cent assortments for selection. You have the choicest of the season's clothes crop to pick from. Only a few suits of a pattern, it's true, as these are broken lines, but you'll find your fit in several patterns, and they're guar anteed just as if sold at regular prices. Actual $20.00 to $35.00 values, all at one price, Be -eral hundred new ones added for Mon- C "f C day selling, choice $ I D $12 to $18 Suits 3 Overcoats', '9Jf Don't judge from the price, just examine the qual ity. You'll find pure worsteds and all wool fab rics, finely tailored, perfect fitting, in all the nobby new styles and colorings. All odd lots from our regular stock, CQ IlQ choice, at . . . plrHO '-'life?-- t V. Wilt . Vtd a EJ CmvritM toe t Hn ick.ian t Mars A Fine Line of Smoking Jackets, all sorts of . beautiful colorings, all sizes and styles, $2.95, $3.95, $4.95, special bargains $5.95 to $8.50 Mail Orders Promptly Filled Try Hayden's IFIrstt itwn Always Pay b.Z.RRdnRIIRY liFNTICT 16 tasram stbsbt ,.m. 0. -,-.1 Palnlesa Extracting 60o Crowns, up from.'. fs.M Partial Plata, up from 92.00 filling, up from SOo oroelain FUllnss, up from ........ $1.60 17 yoara Bridge .Work, per tooth, up from (2.60 Nerves removed with out pain. AXTEOLAX WOBI PBCXAZ.TT. Work guaranteed tea Nothing. Nicer For a Christmas gift than a piece of hand-painted China. We are showing some beautiful pieces, painted by the best Omaha artists. Every lady ap preciates fine China. Spend a few minutes in our store. LOOK FOR THE NAME. i S. W. LINDSAY, Jeweler 1518 Douglas Street. ...OUR.., "Christmas Chimes" Are the most popular Novelty ever Introduced and are made to fit on the top of Christmas trees NO WET FEET WHEN YOU WEAR , Walk-Over Waterproof Soles PRICES and They consist f ..... Beautiful Angels,' , 1 -J I S Candlesticks, ' 8 Tuned Bells and a Turbine, while above all shines the Btar of Bethlehem. Stylish shoes that are com fortable and durable. You will be satisfied when you wear a pair from the Walk -Over Shoe Store 314 South lStb ftt Omaha. (Tour doors Be. 3on Drug Co.) an. av. tioktiov, w.vu-orn ku. A Christmas I Gift Our "Chrlstuas-Chlmes" are 10 Inches high and made of fine nlckle-plated metal and are so constructed that when the candles are lighted the Turbine goes around and the Bells begin to play. The effect is something wonderful, adding Immensely to the solemnity of Christmas, snd young and old feel a thrill of Joy and surprise when entering Into the presence of a lighted Christmas Tree beholding the silver-like Angels, while sweet music sounds through the room, heralding the birth of ChiiBt. Our "Clirtktruas-Chinies" can also stand by themselves, so that parties who do not desire to go to the trouble of fixing up a Christ mas Tree can place one or more on a table and arrange presents, flowers, etc., around them with the same wonderful effect. As our "CTirUunaa-Chlmes" are unbreakable they can be used the whole year round on many other occasions, as balls, parties, birth days and other festivities, when they always will bring Joy to the par ticipants. We offer these beautiful ,"Chrttm-Chim9s" to our subscribers for only 60 cents. Out-of-town subscribers add 11 cents for postage and we wlU send them by mall. THE OMAHA BEEj 1701 Farnan Btraet. Omaha, Neb. EE WANT AO will rent that vacant House, fill those vacant rooms, or cecure boarders on short notice, at a very small cost to you A Christmas present of a pair of high grade Slippers Is a very jcorrect and appropriate gift. There is pleasure and comfort in the warm and pretty fur trimmed . Romeoa and slippers for ladles, misses and children. $1.00 (o $2.00 Every man and boy needs the comfort of a pair of the hand some slippers we show, at I $1.00 to $3.00 A very handsome gift is a pair of stylish dress or street shoes $3.50 to $5.00 The price, style and quality of our goods will help you decide. FRY SHOE CO. THK HHOERS. 16th and Douglas Streets. A snappy, crisp deli cacy for dinner or luncheon every chip perfect and daintily salted. Saratoga Chips Sold only In brown, wax-paper sacks always clean and fresh, if your grocer dooan't have them Its worth while telephoning an order to us we see to delivery. Brodsky's Saratoga Chip Co. H Farnam St. 'Phone Doug, tsst TWENTIETH CENTURY FARM Eft sj 14T Sleek aie.