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FART TWO EDITORIAL PAGES 1 TO t A TAPER, roa TOT HOME OMAHA DEE TOUR MONETS WORTH VOL. XXXVIU-NO. 48. OMAHA, SUNDAY M0RN1XU, MAY 10, 1909. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. ESBDS33S3I xriirn-Ti1? Damasks I Towels Bleached Table Dtmut, 71 and 4-lnehes, any pleca In stock, worth to 0c, Monday ... .38 Towel Special Hemstitched and hemmed huck Towels, regular 26c goods. Monday, each 19o Vapklas, all linen, 18-Inch, variety of good pt terns, worth 11.50 down, at $1.00 la-lnca Linen Crash red border, a good weighty serviceable quality, always 11c, Monday spe cial, at So Silk Brocade Corsets $1.00 La Grecqae, Da Barry, Xabo, B. ft O. sad Warnsr's Monday we clean up a very lance line of these very fine grades of corsets. Many of them are genuine whalebone stayed, all are daintily lace trimmed and shown In the most wanted styles; white, pink, blue; velvet grip hose supporters attached. On the bargain table corsets worth 13.60 and 15.00. for WASH DRESS GOODS MUSLIN WEAR SALE One Immense lot of new 86-lnch Llnnns In checks, stripes, etc.. In light and dark grounds, for suits, waists, coats, boys' and girls' wear, EOc materials for 19o Here's a lot of very fine French Ginghams,. Anderson's Scotch Olngham, plain Linens, Sulsi-ttes and mercerlied materials, values 25c, 35c and 60c. for o Natural Pongee fabrics, plain and fancy pongee shades, at 95o and 60o One table laden with fine Corset Covers, ln-awers. etc., beau tifully trimmed, all values. 19c, 60c and 69c, for 95o Woman's Drawers cambric and nain sook. It styles, lace and embolrdery trimmed, at . ...35o Another table contains (.towns. In new slip over style, short sleeves, lace and rib . bon trimmed, values to 86c. at 64 Children's Drawers, 1 to 12 years, made right and of the best muslin, 19c, 900, 8 So and 30o MOiriJ AT Bale Manaf aeturer's Ctock Drap ery Samplos and Hill Lengths. Big- Bargains on r MlllllJSjW TvmT M If We Bought 9,000 yds. New Pongees and Rajahs 143 Pieces 9,000 Yards 32 New Shades All Pure Silk Pongees From LEADING PATERSON NEW JERSEY SILK MILL Value ia the compelling force back of this incomparable silk sale. The greatest and most important silk purchase and sale of recent years. The fact that these are choice, new silks the most popular of any shown over any counter gives prestige and lustre to the occasion. Aside from this the magnitude and variety and the HALF-PRICE inducement makes It a power In local retailing circles. All $1.25 and $1.35 silks for 69c. Everybody knows how these Pongees, Tussahs, and Rajah silks wear. Everybody wants them this year. Improved machinery has brought them to perfection now. These don't get rough and are smoother and softer in texture than formerly. Buy tbein for Princess Dresses, Tailored Coat Suits, Auto Coats, Waist, Children's Coats, Traveling Coat, Evening Gowns, Etc. 32 new shades 88 Inches wide -llalf-Frice. Mouso . Plum IIj aclnth French Chlr.H Cuta w ba Marine Myrtle Olive Reseda Nile Light Blue Pink Black - Cream White Gold Grader Walnut For-get-me-not Lizard Wine Copper Morocco National Blue French Blue Green Loaf Mos Hweet Mijornm Koyal Blue HoKewnnti llnrtensla Bellerose White Goods, Sheets, Sheetings Duplicating Last Week's Wonderful Underprlced Sales India Llnons 50 pieces, perfect goods, regular 6V4c quality 3 Persian Lawn 4 6-tnch, regular 39c quality, yard 23 French Lawn 4 8-inch best 35c line, Imported, yard 22 Cotton Bulting 36-inch 25c grade, yard 15 Long Cloth 36-lnch, our 11c quality (12 yards 90c). yd.-8 Muslin Cambric finish, 36-inch, fine and soft, 10c quality, yd 7 Cotton Blankets for summer $1.39 quality 98 $1.25 quality 89 Bleached Sheeting "Just It' brand, 2 yards wide, 30c grad for -.22r Aurora Sheeting 2 yards wide, 29c grade, Monday 21 Bleached Sheets 81x90 N. Y. Mills Muslin, $1.10 grade 69 Blenched Sheets 72x90, well worth 60c, Monday 39? EMBROIDERY SCOOP A sensational purchase. Embroideries never before so cheaply priced. You save as you never did before here tomorrow. EMBKOIDEKIKS Several thousand yards new wide handsome Swiss and Nainsook edges, bands, insertions, galoons; 9 to 12 inches; also beautiful match sets edges and insertions up to 9 Inches wide, worth to 35c, choice for ALLOVEKS AND KLOUNCINGS Fine sheer quality allovers for waists. dresses and combinations, worth to 76c; also 24 and 27-lncli flouncings, worth 59c, choice, yard SHUIT WAIST FKOATINUS And Barred Corset Cover Embroideries, new and exquisite patterns, barred Swiss with beading QQr edeo. values to 98c yard: choice Monday 0s VALENCIENNES LACE Table full dainty dedicate Val Edges and Insertions; values iOc and 12 &c, choice, yard 9c alsts. 19c eries, I9c 5c r' H Our Great May Rug Sale, Entire Stock Reduced An annual event watched and waited for by hundreds of families. Our entire Spring Bug stock is Involved. It's a grand clearance with prices lower than we have ever known them. 50 Bugs, room size mitre rugs wonderful values. 11 foot 3-ln. by 13 ft. Brussels Ruga. . . .$9.98 11 ftx6 ft. 9-in. Brussels Rugs 5.48 12x9 feet Brussels Rugs , $8.75 12x10 feet 6 Inch Axminster Rugs. . . .$19.25 12x9 foot Wilton Velvet Rugs S514.75 13&X13 ft. Wilton Velvet Rugs, $10.75 Kashmir Boom Rugs most durable cheap rug made. 6x9 ft.. $5.98 99 ft., $8.08 9x12 ft.. $9.98 $16.50 BrusselB Rugs, room size $G.48 $27.50 Wilton Velvet Rugs $15.98 $30.00 Sample Axminster Rugs $16.50 $30.00 Axminster Rugs, choicest goods at at $21.50 actual cost to Oriental Bugs Small sizes, clear; 120 only. $15.00 all wool art squares ..$7.50 $6.50 granite art squares..'.. $2.98 Mitre mats, 45 to 54-lnch velvets, Brussels. Ax minsters, etc 59c 14 !i ri 3 2,000 Sample Strips Draperies s Damasks and Tapesteries : W4 bought a maker's entire stock at a very in ,sgii!ficent price. Yours for "a song" tomorrow. Plain and Figured Reps up to yard lengths for up- ' - bolstering and pillow tops, choice. 19f Brocaded Tapestries up' to 3 yards long, worth $1.50 a yard, at, per piece 95c Bordered, Fringed Portiere and Figured Tapestries np to 3H yard pieces, very. rich effects, at, per pisce $1.45 f nmplo Portieres, rich qualities and effects, values ' to $11.00 pair, choice, each '-$1.98 Couch Covers 2 big lots, $1, $1.50 and $1.75 kind for 48C !.00 to $3.50 kind for ' $1.48 Short Lengths rep tapestry, all colors for pillow tops 5c V : Monday's Furniture Economies VfH Pf&N-W .'itJBSUluuSJinis issini linlT iw, fc'-K ::jLrs.-fn i - sr cars THIS CHAIR Solid Oak, like cut $2.50 Ne- Sanitary. Couch, guaranteed; like cut $3.25 Chiffonier, like cut; five drawers, at $5.00 Carload chiffoniers and dressers, all solid oak Chiffoniers, $8.75; Dressers, $0.23 $20.00 Dressers for $15.00 PORCH FURNITURE Swings, complete ready to hang $.1.48, $3.00, f.0.00, $13.M 3-piece Suite, rocker, chair and Settee $9.50 rr ilm i' rr.r i linn. PICK OF THE STOCK SALE TAILORED $ SUITS. . . Values to $50.00 1 One of the greatest suit seasons ever enjoyed by any Omaha store has already been recorded at Bennett's. Our success has been phenomenal. Now comes a clearing up time. "We still have over 300 magnificent suits that sold upward from $35.00 to $50.00. These must go. Monday Suit In our stock Unrestricted choice any colored cloth Tailored Is yours for $23.00. A grand sweeping clearance of our high class, exclusive models, one of a kind suits many of which have been in the house less than four weeks. Superb three-piece models; most distinguished Wooltex styles included, absolutely most refined ultra fashionable modes and shades of the day. Never was a more timely sale held in town and such values. Suitsfthat you may have heretofore considered - out of your reach in price now down to a popular figure, $25.00 but come Monday for first pick. f : n Jos. Drown & Co. Bankrupt Stock CUT GLASS SBBSMMMSasSMMSSSSBI Continuing greatest Sale in our history 2,000 pieces flO per cent under actual value. CHINA DKPT. SPECIALS Decorated Platters Cups and Saucers, Jugs, Plates, Bak ers and Bowls, closing IOC Johnson's English White China Cups and Saucers, per Pair 10c Footed Glass Punch Bowls and six sherbets complete, eet $1.25 Glass Candle Sticks Electric or MisBlon style, 8-in., 25 .J Phenomenal Jewelry Sale Ths sals of tas Jos. Bromi lb Co. $40,000 bankrupt stock created unbound il ' inttrset. Soon a sals was asvsr b afore heard of ia Omaha. Frtoes are revolu - lionising1 in the jewelry trade. Blffest crowds ever attending; a sale of Jewelry, Diamonds, Welches and Out Glass In the west were here I aturday. The masroltude of this nurohsss will keen np the Interest at white heat all week. All foods as advertised Trtday and la windows on sale until closed oat. THE WATCH SALE Men's 7-jewelf 20-year gold filled watches, worth $1 2.50 sule price $8.98 Men's 16-jewel, 20-year gold filled watches, worth 1 is . 7 r . sale price 18.98 Men's 16 or 17-jewel, 20 year gold filled watches, worth S2O.00: sale price 910.50 Men's 20 and 26-year gold filled watches. Boss, Crescent. Uueher, Faye cases. America's best movements; actual $30.00 watches; salo price 913.78 WOMEN'S WATCHES 20-year gold filled, 7-Jewel. Jlff.00 watches 99.9S 20-year gold filled, 15-Jewel, $21.00 watches $10.86 .J Lawn Mowers, Garden Hose, Screens, Paint, Etc. Challenge," adjustable, 14-lnch ball- ix anrM i,awn Mower $4.00 "Atlantic" ball-bearing Mower, 14- lnuii, four specially tampered knives, Monday, each "Challenge," plain bearing Mower 14- lnth, for Ba-98 Orass Catchers free with any mower tomorrow. 4 - f 1 60 Galvanised Garbage Cans, 1 gallon, for ' " ' ,2 11.75 Ualvanised Garbage Cans, IS irullon. for Wl.UO $2.26 Galvanized Garbage Cans, 25 gallon, for $1.50 Bubber Kose, in fifty foot lengths, per foot, 15c, 12o and IOc Elgin Lawn Bpray free with any coll. oreea Doors, any size and style, at, each $1-86, $1.60 and $1.75 Hinges and TrimminKW free. Kcreea Frames, adjustable. 15o o Galvanized Wash Tubs 39o 79c Galvanized Wash Tubs 49o 89o Galvanized Wash Tubs 6o Sunshine Paint, per gallon $1.30 Carter's W hite Lead, 100-lbs. . . .$7.35 Double Stamps on Paint. Brass Nickel Plated Wall Soap Diah, $1.26 kind Brass Nickel Plated Holder, 76c kind, for . 85c ilab Soap Dlah, for 40c Nickel Towel Darn, Poultry Wire, in full foot, at Screen wire, double luare root Double Stamps on Wire. 79o Toilet Paper 490 4 So each S9o rolls, square Ho selvage, per SO Tub Dresses StyllHh, neat and dressy Houae Dresses of standard grude wash materials, plain and fancy effects and made with rare taste, blirRest assortment In town, $4.60, $.1.50, $2.75, $2.25, $1.75 and $1.95 $3.00 Waist', $1.28 A score of richly designed white Lingerie Walnts many of them new, algaln this week, lace and em broidery trimmed, tailored lawns with Dutch neck: also black lawns. values to $2.00, for $1.22 fMbnday for Coffee, Teas and Groceries of AH Kinds Bennett's Golden Coffee, lb ami ,i0 oh Dennett's Teas, assorted, lb and 7f stamps. Bennett's Capitol Pepper, can... and 5 stamps. Iiurnham's Clam Chowder and 20 stamps. Kvaporated Peaches, lb Kentucky Blue Grass Seed, lb. . White Clover Seed, lb V getbale and Flower Seeds, pkg Filet of Herring in sauce .980 .680 .100 .900 . .80 .850 .850 9V0 .IOC Martha Washington Breakfast Food, per package 10c and 6 stamps. Toasted Rice Biscuits lOo and 5 stamps. Japan Rice. 10c quality, 4-lbs.. . . .95o California Ripe Olives, large can 30c Rex Lye, three cans for 95o and 10 stamps. Oyster Shells for chickens, lb lo Hone Meal for chickens, lb 2 'SO Wheat for chickens, lb 9Vo Hartley's Pure Fruit Jams 95c Stollwerck's Premium ' Chocolate, lb. cake for 93c and 10 stamps. Mlgonette Marrowfat Peas, 8 cans for B8c Batavia Salmon, can ............ 23c and 10 stamps. Burnham's Clam Bouillon. " Large 40c and 20 stamps Medium BOo and 10 stajrips Small lOo and 6 stamps iiiii ii i mi iii nun mini urn i iiiiniiii win 1YPE OF THE WESTERN MAN Incidenti of the Stirring Life of Be rada'i Noted, Senator. WIDE RANGE OF HIS ACTIVITIES Maklaa- and 9peadlas; Fortaaes Easily GalaeeV Beoollectlaaa ef Beeaea la Mlnio Camps aad la Washlaeton. )t ! ev'dont from the probate court pro t.ejlngs In Washington that the noted Ne vada statesman. William M. Stewart, closed his career with very little more ma in Ul ponsess'ons than he brought Into the world. He was known to have made and spent two fortunes, but the third for- tu'-io, supposed to have been made at Bull ;.og. one of. Nevada's newest camps, has not materialised. His estate la trifling, eorsistlng chiefly of stocw ia mines of no jartlculur value at present. In his elshty-four years or life Stewavt a cUvitlcs included that of farmer. Yale student, Indian fighter, miner, sptci.lalor. lawyer snd United States senator ' Sl'ver King' to the feature writers of Welling ton and "Sage Brush Bill" to the uiU. ng camps of Nevada, was remarkable In many repects.a wonderful old man. There are (ew of his day and time left now, and when the last one is gon there will be n tali ri,at-hand stories of what was in many wuy the most picturesque period of Amer cHu history, the days of when the gold fever In the west was at Its height. Tbe old senator's very appearanoe was as provjcutlve of Interest as his life story. The writer remembers seeing; him once leisurely walking down a street In Waah Ington under the broad-brimmed "western" hat tliat ha always had the good sense to wer till his dying day. A derbr hat would rsv? looked foolish and'absurd on Senator Btewart aad a silk tile ridiculous. Mark 1 aaln, the famous writer, and the senator were great friends. Mark used his name and fame freely In his writings, and it U even said that the humorist wrote a great pert of "Roughing It" in 8. natc Stew art's room at Washington, where Twain wandered In one day and calmly made him self at home. Old Coraatoclt Days. Mark, in telling of the old Comstock Lode days, relates how mining stock was given away by friends at casual meetings, in the same way that a roan with a bag of apples on meeting a friend would hold them out and say "have some." "Very often," said Twain, "It was a good Idea to close the transaction in stantly when a man offered a stock pres ent to a friend, for the offer was only good and binding at that moment, and If the price went to high figure shortly aft erward the procrastination was a thing to be regretted. Mr. Stewart senator, now from Nevada one day told mo how he would give me 20 feet of 'Justus' stock if I would walk over to his office. It waa worth $5 or flO a foot. I asked him to make the offer good for the next day, as I was just going to dinner. He said he wculd not be in town; so I risked it and took my dinner Instead of the stock. Within a week the price went up to $70, and afterward to $150, but nothing could make the man yield. I suppose he sold that stock of mine and placed the gui'.ty proceeds In his own pocket." The old senator once said that though he hid spent twenty years among tlm mining camps where only might was right, where desperadoes stalked around fairly Itching' for a fight and men killed each other for tho most trivial offeiues and Imaginary insults, he never had a personal encounter the whole lime. His in variably good humor and affability curried him through many a tight situation with out the necessity of violence. He used to boast, too4 that though at one time he was an executive officer of the vlgllantees, he ntver hanged a man, but was the means of saving several whom the vigilantes had condemned. Stopped a I.yarhlag. It la told of him that one day while riding his law circuit he entered a mining camp In which there was an ominous stir and bustle. As he dismounted at his stop ping place he saw a distant group whose gestures and attitudes could Indicate only one thing somebody was about to be strung up. In front of a shack that served for a hotel, Stewart came across a small, wiry man, whom he afterward learned was a Texas desperado named Jack Watson, The little man wore a look of disgust on his face and Stewart asked him what the trouble was about The reply was to the effect that a man was about to bo hanged, a stranger, an Englishman, who hod come into camp the night before. Some money had been stolen, and the Englishman being convenient, it had been decided to hang him for it. The Texan added that in his opinion the man was not guilty. Stewart thereupon remarked that If there was any doubt aoout his guilt somebody ought to Interfere. Tbe Texan looked up at Stewart keenly, grasped the hilt of his "gun" and ex claimed: "Dast you?" Stewart calmly replied that he "dast," whereupon the little Texan grasped his arm and said: "Come on." They pushel their way Into the crowd, where the noose was already being prepared. "Here, boys," said Stewart, "before you go any further let's go Into this case a little bit. You might Just as well be sure about It, you know." There waa some demur, but Stewart was well known to many In the crowd and they were ready to listen. Stewart sol emnly declared court convened on the Bpot, appointed officials and called vyf nesses to the stand. He selected himself as judye, prosecuting attorney and counsel for the defense. One of the first questions he asked was whether all of those who had slept In the hotel the night before were still around the camp. Several witnesses admitted that one man had left camp on a mule early that morning. "That man's the thief," announced Stewart, with conviction, and forthwith declared court adjourned. It turned out that the departed man was unpopular in the camp anyhow, so a force was imme diately organized and started In pursuit of him. He was overtaken and part of the missing money was found on him and Identified. He was brought back and dJly hanged. The Englishman was turned loose, with apologies for any seeming discourtesy. Reception far the First Woman. An incident which Stewart was fond of relating afterward was made use of by Mark Twain. While he and several other companions were mining at Washoe, an agitated member of the party came run ning In one day with the startling In formation that he had seen a petticoat flutter from within a passing emigrant wagon. Not a man Jack of them had seen a woman In three years and the Informa tion Immediately created a great comnrn tlon. Picks and shovels were dropfij forthwith, and the whole bunch went sky hooting across country after the wagon, giving vent to whoops of Joy. The wagon was found drawn, up at camp, but the owner somewhat belligerently denied that he had any woman with him. None was In sight, and the emigrant looked too crusty to stand for any poking around. So the party withdrew much cast down. But the more they talked ubout It, tha more they felt they must aie that woman. The original Informant was positive about her, so after ways and means were dis cussed, It was decided to present a purse to the emigrant and his wife If only she could be induced to show h.-rself. All hands enthusiastically chipped In till a fund of $3,0U0 In gold dust was raised. Bock they went to the wagon and stated their urgjnt desire to see the emigrant s wife. The husband dropped his hostile manner when the spokesman held out his that by UBlng The Bee advertising columns. Quick Action for Your Money You git bag and mentioned that a small jackpot had been created which would be presented to the lady If only the would reveal her self to their staring eyes. "Bally," he called into the wagon, "come out an" show yo'self. The boys ain't a goln' ter hurt ye. They've got somethin; fur ye." A' feminine face appeared shyly at the rear of the wagon. Stewart advanced and presented the bag of dust with a profound bow. The woman took It. thanked the party awkwardly and scooted for the wagon again. The assembled party then threw up their hats and gave threo cheers, thanked the emigrant for his kindness and departed for their camp again, much up lifted and comforted by the first sight of a woman In three long years. Features of Ills Public Life. In his "Reminiscences," Senator Stewart told the story of his life In the first per son. But for the fact that they are amply corroborated by the testimony of friends, some of the Incidents of his early frontier life would seem almost unbelievable. He was a giant of a man. Tail, well formed, with muscles like Iron, and supple, quick moving limbs, he was in every way fitted to hold his own In the rough fellowship that dominated California and the other border states before the war and after ward. To the day of his last Illness, he kept his height and erectness, and his tan gled thatch of beard. While acting as district attorney in 1851, he moved to San Francisco and formed a law partnership with Henry. 8. Foote, who had been a senator and governor of Mis sissippi. A year later Stewart married Governor Foote's daughter. Afterward, when the famous Comstock lode was dis covered In what was then Utah, the young lawyer went to look It over, and became Involved In the Indian fighting, which was waged furiously over that portion of the far west. When western Utah was organ took a leading part in the management of the new local government, lzed Into the territory cf Nevada, Stewart It was In the following year, that he saw his fortune of $UX,Ou0 swept away in a night by a flood that carried away his mlne.'s machinery. Nothing daunted, he tramped over the mountains, 900 miles, to Sn Francisco, where on his good name he succeeded In borrowing $30,0u0. In 1861 came Stewart's election to the United States senate, Nevada having been erected Into a stale by congress because the northern leaders saw that its votes would be required In the adoption of con stitutional amendments to be proposed when the rebellion should he quashed. He did not go to Washington entirely un known. Already his name had been as sociated with some of the most famous litigations of the west. He had a f-hare In the Chollar and Potosl controversy, among the best known that gathered around the Comstock lode, and many another. But, after all, his legal fame rested most securely upon the mining laws which he framed and which stand today practically unchanged, an eternal monument to his keen Intellect and broad knowledge of the field. Senator Stewart was a close friend of Senator Zach Chandler of MIcMgnn, and he was one of those to whom Chandler pro posed his scheme for the Invasion of Can ada In revenge for Great Britain's assist ance rendered to the south In the civil war. According to Mr. Stewart, thirty senators were pledged to help In carrying out the plan to throw an army of 200,000 veterans across the border, but the assassination f President Lincoln prevented the realization of the Idea. Last Letter frosn Llaeola. It is perhaps not generally known that Senator Stewart was said to have been the man who tecelved the last written word of the war president before he was shot. He wanted to introduce a friend to the presi dent on the evening of the day he went to Ford's theater. An usher brought out a card from the president on which was written: "I am engaged to go to the theater with Mrs. Lincoln. It is the kind of an engage ment I never break. Come with your friend tomorrow at 10, and I shall be glsd to see you. , A. LINCOLN." As Senator Stewart waa walking out of the White House entrance. President Lln toln wss helping Mrs. Uncoln Into a car riage. Ho turned to the senator from Ne vada and extended bis hand cordially. It was the last time they met. Later that evening, Mr. Btewart received word of the attack on Seward, and with several other senators rushed to the secretary's house. The doctors would not admit them, and they started for the Whit House. On the way they mat a White House attache, who told them President Lincoln had been shot In the theater. SACRED FISH CF THE BAHAMAS A Hammer for Speed, with Crasalas; Jaws and a Walpllka Tall. Among the many strange Inhabitants of the great deep one of the most peculiar and Interesting Is the whipporee, or whlpray. This curious fish probably takes Its name from Its slender, whlpllke tall, which la six feet long and but a quarter of an Inch tn diameter Its entire length. The exact func tion of this talt Is not known.' It is un armed, though the body la provided with four formidable daggers of from four to six Inches in length. y Another fish, somewhat like the whip poree, railed the stlngaree, has a similar tall, which is provided with two fangs, and It protects Itself by switching the tall through the water with extreme rapidity and it Is a very dangerous weapon. The body of the whipporee la drab, with beautiful colored markings. The head Is shaped like that of an Immense bird. The roof of the mouth and tongue are covered with bone half an Inch in thickness and serve to crush crabs and other shellfish, upon which the animal subsists. The fins, or wings, are very powerful and It Is a swift swimmer, easily distancing Its nat ural enemlts, the sharks. It Is claimed that the whipporee Is strong enough to tow a three-masted schooner. This may or may not be true. One off Key West was har pooneC near shore and struck out for deep H'lttr, towing an eighteen-foot naphtha launch three miles out to sea before It waa tired enough to come to the surface and allow Itself j to be shot. It weighed 400 pounds and measured six feet from tip to tip of its fins. It Is very difficult to catch ths whip poree owing to Its grest speed, and, as Its mouth esblly crushes a fish hook, the har noon Is the only efficient weapon. It feeds mostly In shallow water snd draws crabs and other small shellfish from their hiding pieces In the rocks by suction, tbe water passing through the gills. Among the Conchs. or natives of the Bahamas, the whipporee la considered, sacred. Philadel phia Record. V