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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi AUGUST 10 , 1894.
SOLDIERS ARE ALL IN CAMP
Oity of Tenla at Camp Abe Lincoln Presents
ROUTINE OF FIELD LIFE COMMENCED
AMlli I'lnitjtit .Untie , Unlit nlid limiting
tbo Hlorn IVuliirc * of Hnlillrr'n l.lfo
Will tic Vifti'iioil-llbitory of
boinii at tlio Cnuimnli9i |
CAMP Alii : LINCOLN , LINCOLN , AUR.
lli. ( Special to The Ike. ) The boom of the
cannon of the \Vymoro battery awoke Cnmp
Abe Lincoln to the duties of the ilny thli
morning , jux. afl the nun came up and tip-
pcd the topi of tlio touts with sold The
battery came In during the nlfiht and pitched
Us tents on the left side of the cavalry
troop. They had made the m rch over
land , and o\ery man , horse and mule was
white with dust and half dead with the
heat. The cavalry trcop had been ex
pecting them and warmed them up with a hot
cup of coffee and a good square meal , A
plunge In the lake did the rest , and this
morning they are as fresh as daisies.
At 8 o'clock the call for reglmcntaj , troop
nnd battery guard mount was sounded and
this , one of the prettiest of lliu ceremonies
of all , was ( satisfactorily performed. At 9
o'clock the Inf.in try drilled by battalions
and at 10 o'clock there wag a drill of the
troopi and battery section * .
All the tents are now In position and all
the flags arc flying. Drlgadlcr General
Colby has arrived In the camp and Is estab
lished In brigade headquarters with his
staff. The general headquarters arc on the
peninsula , some little distance from the
troops , but beautifully situated where the
waters of the lake on three sides of them
lull the olllcers to sleep at night and all
the movements In the busy camp are within
There has been some delay In Retting the
commissary department In shape , but things
nro now beginning to move smoothly to
the relief of the hungry bluocoats.
Thu staff olllcers quartered on the penin
sula are Adjutant General Gage ; Colonel O.
13. Jenkins , quartermaster and commissary
general , Colonel It. Hnunett Glffcn , surgeon
general ; Llcutnant Colonel Harry S. Hotch-
kl 3 , Inspector general , and the aids. Most
of them are gorgeously uniformed , and all
are very comfortably quartered.
The two regimental bands are In tents
adjoining the tents of the colonels of the
regiments. Doth of them are down for a
series of afternoon concerts , and for the
evolutions of the troops they are furnishing
excellent music. There are a couple of man
dolin clubs ulso In camp , and the Omaha
Quanta have their piano , so that there Is
no dearth of music , day or night. The tele
phone company has put In a wire , and the
headquarters of the staff , the brigade and
the regimental headquarters and the cavalry
headquarters are all In communication and
connected with South Omaha.
General Colby's advices from South Omaha
Indicate that everything was quiet there
this morning , and another of the companies
stationed there has been ordered Into camp
The guards are In hopes that things will
have quieted down sulllcleiitly to liberate
their Galling section , as their company Is
rather weak without them.
ONB THOUSAND IN CAMP.
There are about 1,000 of the troops on the
ground , and every train brings In one or
inoro companies. The Omaha guards went
into camp Monday night and their double
row of tents was the first which sprung up
on the grounds. Then came the Lincoln
company , and after them the arrivals were
so frcquunt that It was a task to keep track
All the boys are pleased with the camp
grounds , and they have reason to be , for It
would bo hard to find a more suitable spot.
The camp faces the west , on which side Is
a semi-circle of low hills covered with fields
of ripening grain. The camp Is arranged
In the regulation military style , with the
Second regiment on the right and the First
on the left. Hack of each regiment are the
Quarters of the regimental officers , nnd back
Of the center of the camp are the quarters
of Colonel Colby and his start. The quarters
for the bunds of each regiment are near the
quarters of the regimental ollleers. On the
extreme right of the camp Is cavalry troop
"A. " Just cast of these a little peninsula
Juts out Into the lake , and on this Is sta
tioned officer * ' mesa tents and the kitchen.
Across the lake , with its little fleet of sail
boats and steamers , the domes and spires of
the city rising through the midsummer mists
complete a very pretty picture , and one which
the boys evidently appreciate.
The trouble at South Omaha somewhat In
terfered with tlia work of preparing the
grounds , and most of Jt had to bo done yes
terday , but a small army of men has been
at work , and a wonderful transformation has
been effected. The Lincoln and Salt Lake
car line has doubled Us service and Is hand
ling the travel In a satisfactory manner ,
while the steamer , "Tho City of Lincoln , "
elves the. visitors to the camp and the soldiers
who wish to visit the city a Pleas > ant ride
across the lako.
A delightful breeze was blowing all day
and many of the newcomers enjojcd their
first ride In a sail boat. A coupb of the
companies had Just come from South Omaha
and they appeared to take a good deal of
satisfaction In getting rid of tlio dust and
odors of that city with a plunge In the cool
COMPANinS ON THE GROUND.
The companies which had been assigned
to quarters nt C o'clock last night are as
follows. C of the Second , Nebraska City ,
with 47 men ; K of Schuylor , with 43 men ;
I of Stromsburg , with 43 men ; G of Omaha
the Omaha Gu.nds with 35 men , the Gat-
ling section being still at South Omaha , all
of the Second regiment , A of York , with 40
men , and nine men In the signal carps. In
cluding four men on bicycles ; I of Bennett ,
with 38 men ; D of Lincoln , with 42 men ;
O of Geneva , with 47 men ; I" of Junlata ,
with 3G men ; 1) ) of Fnllerton , with 34 men ,
who were on duty In South Omaha until
tlmo to take the train for the camp ; L of
Omaha Thurston Ulllos with 05 men , II of
Nelson , with CO men , all of the First. Com
pany II of the Second of Talrbury , the hold
ers of the cup , and three other companies ,
arrived later In tha evening nnd they , with
the cavalry troop , make the total now hero
sixteen companies , besides the staff odlcors
and camp followers.
The regular work of the encampment began
yesterday morning with the guard mount , and
from now on the greater part of the field
exercises will look more HUe work than play ,
especially to those who are attending their
first encampment. The first meal taken on
the grounds was at noon yesterday , and as
the commissary department was In an em
bryonic condition the rations constated of
dry bread and canned b'ef. but It was all
taken as n part of soldier life , anil everybody
was good natured about It Today the boya
were given regulation faro , oven to the
beans. Thtro have been comparatively few
visitors so far , but the stream of biggago
and express wagons to and from the city
has been a continuous one.
Two objects of Interest were on vlovv
today. The first was the big silver trophy
proudly carried by Knlrbury men as n token
that they have grounds for their pretensions
to being the crock company of the state ,
and the second , which was seen by only a
privileged few , Is a very handsome gold
medal which will bo presented to the best
drilled man In the brigade , and there are a
good many men who have made up their
minds that thsy will wear It. Several of
the officers and men have their wives and
families here , and thus additional Interest
Is given to the gathering.
OAVALHYMUN MAKE THKIU MAIUC.
Ono of the events of yesterday was ths
arrival of the cavalry troop from MHfrd >
The company Is mnJo up of men who got
their hard muscles and bronzed faces vvhllo
following the plow and harrow , but they
are every Inch soldiers , and ccmu to the encampment -
campment fcr work and a very llttlo play.
They marched to the camp at an early hour
in the morning with one wigon and an
ambulance , und In about ten minutes after
bo Inn assigned to their quarters they had
their tents up and the horses'picketed. No
troop of old campaigners could have done
quicker or better work. Troop A was or
ganized on July 22 , 1887. It has never
aeon actual service , but la proud of the fact
that It U ulvvnya ready. It win called Into
quarters during the Indian troubles , but
wllllo awaiting orders the wtr came to an
end. At cue time the trcop owned an
armory valued at | C,000. Thl * wai de
stroyed by fire In 1891 , when all the equip *
ago wn 0.01 troy od except the colon cf the
troop , hlch were presented to tlttm IT the
ladles of Mllford. An explosion blew these
out of one "Mo of the building , while Cap
tain Culver , who went In to rcscuo some mem
ber * H the company nappotcd to be In dan
ger , was sent flying out the other , receiv
ing serious and almost fatal Injuries , The
troop Is splendidly mounted and drilled for
service , They drill about once a month ,
but vvhrn they do they put In two cr three
days ut It , carrying all their baggage and
equipment with them. They march to all
the encampments , and In going there take
advantage of all the open spaces to perform
their evolution * At night the tents ore
pitched and sentries put out Just as If In
actual service , nnd Captain Culver Is one of
the men who knows Just what actual service
Is. for he served through the c'l ' ! * vor and
hag slnco taken a ccurso at one of the leadIng -
Ing military schools of the country HP
olsj has command of the Wisconsin brigade
at the Grand Army of the Republic reunions.
Ho went IntS the war ns a drummer and
came out a cclor bearer after serving In
eleven engagements and any number of
skirmishes Ills Mllford troop has at
tended the encampments at Lincoln , \Vahoo.
Deatrlce , Grand Island and at Lincoln again ,
marching a distance of C70 miles At
Grand Icl.ind tholr camp was struck by
lightning and ten of the men shocked.
THiSB MHN Ann POLDimiS.
Another Interesting body of men Is com
pany II , First regiment , of Fullerton , which
came In yesterday. ThU Is also made up
of men who look like fighters , and tha work
which they dld nt South Omaha last week
would Indicate that they are not afraid of
a little hardship H was organised as a cav <
airy regiment for the purpose of going to
th > scene of the Indian troubles at Pine
Hldgc , and a company organized In those
times was for service and not ornament.
The boys were not celled on , however , and
after the close of the war they were taken to
Grand Island , and there equipped as an in
fantry company Them are forty-three men
In camp here , and as an Instance of how well
prepared they ore for trouble , tiny be men
tioned the record they made at South Omaha
last week. H was Just one hour after they
wore ordered out that they had thirty-four
men on the ground , and they were on duty
there almost day and night until ordered
here to the encampment
Company C of Nebraska City Is one of
the swell companies of the Second regiment
They also arrived yesterday , and they are
gooil to look upon , and only anxious for a
time when they may prove their mettle. The
company was one of "the first railed to Pine
Hldge , and promptly responded , but they
did not have the satisfaction of killing any
Indians. They were only seven miles away
from the battle of Wounded Knee , however ,
nnd wear the badge for service In that cam
paign. The company was organized In 1887
with Wllllnm Blschoft ns the first captain.
He Is now the lieutenant colonel of the regi
ment. The present officers are W S. Mapes ,
captain ; Larch Oilman , first lieutenant , and
W S Harding , second lieutenant. The com
pany Is made up of young business men , pro
fessional men , clerks , etc , and Is one of
the trimmest and best looking companies In
the regiment. Their average age Is 23 years
They are splendidly drilled and all enthusi
astic over the company nnd Its work. Their
signal corps has worked successfully over a
distance of four miles , and ran work twelve
The first order Issued appointed Captain H
A. Moreland of company P , First regiment ,
officer of the day.
Quite a company of ladles Is now In the
camp , Including Mrs. C. J. Bills and her
llttlo daughter , Mrs. George E. Jenkins nnd
several others , all of whom were entertained
ar lunch today by Colonel Jenkins of the
governor's staff. Among the arrivals today
was Captain J , G. Tate , chaplain of the Second
end regiment and grand master of the An
cient Order of United Workmen , who has
Just returned from a trip to California. At
10 o'clock on Sunday morning he will preach
to the soldiers In front of the headquarters
of the Second regiment.
Tomorrow night at the pavilion the
Lincoln light Infantry gives a military ball ,
which will be about the bwcllest thing of
the encampment. On Saturday night at the
same place the ofllcers of the brigade and
regiments tender a reception and several
private balls are announced for the week.
Today the Ancient Order of Hibernians
are holding their annual picnic at the beach
and the lake 1ms been nllvs with boating
parties , bathing parties and dancers all day.
The two competitive drills of Individual
soldiers for the Colonel IJIlls medal and the
company drill for the trophy are to take
place on Saturday.
This morning Inspector General Hotchklss
made his Inspection of the camp nnd ordered
a couple of rather dilapidated mess tents
torn down and burned. Otherwise ho found
everything In military trim and as It should
This evening there was a grand brigade
dress parade , with the State band to furnish
the music and tlio entire encampment In
lino. The program for tomorrow Is as fol
8-00 a. m. Guard mount.
5.00 n. in. Company extended order drill ,
troop and battery dismounted drill.
10 00 a. m. Battalion , troop and battery
2 00 p. m. Regimental , troop and battery
3 00 p. m. Brigade drill.
G 00 p. m. Light artillery and Catling
7 00 p. m. Dress parade of six Infantry
SOME OF THE COMPANIES.
Battery A of Wymore was organized in
1875 nnd now 1ms two fully equipped three-
inch guns , one partially equipped gun and
two small pieces. The officers are1 C. M
Murdcck , captain ; A. M. Kcnney , ( list lieu
tenant , and A. A. Murdoch , second lieuten
ant. The present captain , then the first
lieutenant , was the organizer of the com
pany , and he has been identified with It
over slnco. The battery has nn armory
30x00 feet In size , and members enough to
man four guns. They have sixty men In
camp with them here They also have
stabling room for their horses nnd twenty-
one acres of land which furnishes them > i
splendid range , both for cinnon and small
arms. Their stable Is supplied with run
ning spring water and all their equipments
are complete. Like the cavalry , they march
'to all the encampments , and In coming to
Lincoln they made sixty-three miles In the
two days. They have seen no actual serv
ice , but were ready to go to South Omaha
and also to Pine Itldge , and feel rather ag
grieved that they did not got a chance to
go to either place. When called for serv
ice they went Into their armory and waited
there until they left for the encampment
here. The members of the battery supply
tho'r own horses , nnd both men and horse *
are In excellent drill.
Company K of Schuyler , though lacking
seine of the polish nnd glitter of the city
companies. Is composed of a vigorous set
of sun-tanned young fellows , who look ready
for any field of battle Their great grief
Just now Is that they were not selected to
go down to South Omaha last week. They
wore cal'ed out to Pine Hldg ; , however , and
did duty nt Gordon The company was or
ganized In July. 1SS7 , and the presant oUl
cers nro N Stewart , captain , C. J Wertz ,
first 11 utoimnt , nnd W. S. Howard , second
lleutemnt. Tor Its armory the company has
ono of the largest halls In the city , nnd
though most of the company are newly re
cruited they nro becoming very proficient In
the now drill. There uro forty-three men
In the encampment.
Company H of the Second comes from Te-
kamah with fifty-three men. They wore or
ganized eight years ago , and though men
have como nnd men have gene the company
still remains as elllclent and rcllab'e as when
It wont out to Pine Hldgo and put In thirteen
days waiting for the Indians at Gordon
They have nn armory of their own , and for
the past few weeks have put In some time
preparing for the encanmpmcnt I.Ike moat
} f the outside companies they have llttlo
tlmo for the frills , but they look on tholr
soldiering as a serious matter , and will be
ready when the stats wants tholr scrvlcoa.
( ivriiiuniMII Coli'Iintf at I'oMnlnctnii.
BBNNINGTON. Neb. , Aug. 16. ( Special
to The Bee. ) In commemoration of the
twenty-third anniversary of the victory
achieved by the Germans at Gravclottr , Au
gust 19 , there will ba held at the park hero a
picnic and co'ebratlon under the auspices
of the Bennlngton Landvvehr vereln. An ex
cursion train will be run from Omaha , arriv
ing hero at 'J o'clock u. m , Iteturnlng , the
train will leave hero at 10 o'clock p. m.
UwiviT City ItuilUrnro Hurtled.
IIBAVIJIl CITY , Neb. . Aug. 15. ( Spjclal
Telegram to The Bee. ) The residence of
0 , P. Ixibhlcy was burned at noon. A gaso
line steve explosion was responsible. No In
surance ; Joss , $000.
ADVENTISTS IN CONFERENCE
Annual State Meeting at Lincoln Will Bo
EXTENSIVE PREPARATIONS COMPLETED
Several Hundred People Will llo I'rrnrut
Cnpllal Niitloiml CrookrUnrt * Very
Arurly Cnusct .Horn Trouble
to Moilier'n 1'rlcnd * .
LINCOLN , Atic. 1C. ( Special to The Bee. )
Active preparations for the annual state
conference and camp meeting of the Seventh
Day Adventists have been In progress for
the last week and tomorrow the encampment
proper will begin. Several hundred pco-
pto have been on the ground since August
9 pitching tents nnd engaged In other neces
sary work about the place. What la known
as the Laborers' Institute has been In
progress since that date , and much Interest
has been manifested In the work. Religious
meetings are continually In progress In some
of the pavilions or tabernacles , as they are
called , services being conducted In the
English , German , Scandinavian and Swedish
The camp Is situated In Peck's grove nt
Thirty-third and Vine streets , and covers
many acres of ground. One hundred am !
fifty family tents ore already set up and
fifty more are expected to be pitched during
the.next two dnjs. About 400 people are
now'on the ground , but Elder Hoops thinks
that 1.200 at least will take part In , the en
campment. Last year at Seward the num
her present was 1,275 , with only 175 family
tents , whllo this year u greater number of
tents will ba pitched.
There nro six tabernacles , the largo one ,
with a seating capacity of 2,000 , for general
meetings , and the others , somewhat smaller ,
for meetings of the various nationalities
represented , kindergarten and youths' de
partments. The family tents are arranged
In streets nnd districts. A committee Is
appointed for each district , which looks after
the Interest of these Included and reports
at a tent set apart fcr the purpose at cer
tain times during the day. When the camp
has been fully organized the president , sit
ting In his tent , can tell the whereabouts
of tach Individual connected with the cn-
rampment In five minutes' tlmo. Torches
fixed upon posts planted In the ground at a
distance of about forty feet apart serve as
a means of lighting the grounds at night
The sight of these lighted torches makes
n pleasing effect and gives the spectator
the Impression of beholding a miniature
city. A largo booth located In the center
of the camp dispenses such provisions as
the purchaser may desire at a reasonable
price , whllo there Is n general dining hall
for those who come without the means of pre
paring their food. Each tent Is provided
with a board floor and generally furnished
with n bedstead , cots and bureau.
The dally program , which Is subject to
variation , Is as follows : Five o'clock , ris
ing bell rings ; 5.30 , prayer service and social
meeting In largo tabernacle ; 7 o'clock , break
fast ; 8 o'clock , prayer meeting in famllj
tents ; 9 o'clock , business session of the vari
ous commutes ; 10 o'clock , youth and kinder
garten meetings ; 11 o'clock , Instruction and
preaching service ; 1 o'clock , dinner ; 2:30 : ,
preaching service : 4 o'clock , business ses
sions ; supper and preaching at 8 o'clock.
Everyone Is supposed to retire at 9 o'clock.
A force of a dozen patrolmen has been or
ganized to guard the camp during the day
Among the noted Seventh Day Adventists
who will address the meetings during the
encampment , which will last until the mornIng -
Ing of the 27th , are the following : Prof.
W. W. Prcscott , educational secretary of
the denomination , Battle Creek , Mich. ; J
H. Durland , superintendent of the general
conference district , nnd W. H. Wakecam ,
field secretary of the medical missionary
work. Battle Creek.
SAVED BY A TECHNICALITY.
The story was made public today that an
elfort was made recently by parties Inter
ested In the failure of the Capital National
bank to have D. E. Thompson cf this city
Indicted by the grand Jury for having- signed
one of the statements executed by the di
rectors of the defunct bank , and which
was afterward proven to have been wholly
false. From the statement of District At
torney Sawyer It appears that the grand
Jury was dismissed until June 25 on ac
count of lack of funds. He wrote to Judge
Dundy that ho had another Important case
to bring up , but by the tlmo the ansvvei
arrived It was too late to get the old Jury ,
and there was not time enough to cm-
panel a now ono before the statute of limi
tation took effect , which In this case would
bo July 4 , 1S94. The statement In ques
tion was said to have been signed on July
4 , 1891 , the statute of limitation in this
case being three years.
The Lancaster county bar held Its regular
quarterly meeting at the court house last
evening. It was the first quorum that has
been secured slnco February 10 , 1891. A
committee was appointed to sccuro sonic
eminent Jurist to address the next regular
meeting. Judge Field offered the following
resolution , which was tabled until the next
meeting , as the members were not prepared
to debate If
Whereas , In the trial of Jury cases In
Lancaster county It has become notorious
th it fair nnd Impartial Jurors are not
chosen ; nnd
Whereas , In the opinion of the associa
tion the purity nnd Integrity of the ju
dicial department in all Its brunches must
be maintained ; therefore , be It
He = olVed , That n committee of seven bo
appointed by the chnlr , whoso duty It shall
Im to look to the proper drawing of jurors
at every step In the proceedings , from the
Holectlon of names by the county commis
sioners to their first diawing for actual
service In I ho coutt room.
Itesolved , That this association empowers
said committee , If to them It shall seem
advisable , to employ persons to Investi
gate nny case which In the opinion of said
committee may bo a violation of the law
relating to Jurors.
LINCOLN IN BRIEF.
W. A. Johnston , who was brought back
From South Omaha last evening by Detective
Malone , charged with obtaining money under
false pretenses , began his hearing In the
; > ollco court this afternoon , but It was con
tinued until tomorrow , Sam Adler accuses
him of having purchased a watch nt his
store valued at $100 , for which ho paid $5
lown and was to pay the rest on the Install
ment plan , It Is said that some inoro Lin
coln parties have some accounts they would
like to have Johnston settle.
A requisition was Issued by the governor
this morning for the return of Ebsne/er
Nawrcnco , who Is under arrest at Benton
Harbor , Mich. Ho Is accused of having
swindled n wealthy farmer of Adams county
out of quite n sum of money while acting
as the agent of an eastern firm
The proprietors of the Evening Call have
asked the members of the Typographical
jnlon to hold a special meeting to consider
.heir proposition to reduce the price of com
position from 33 cents to 25 cents per thou
sand for diy wcrk. They promise to lead
ill matter and put on a couple of extra men
The proposed reduction does not meet with
'avor ' from the printers of the city , as this
would affect all ofllcea employing union men ,
nnd they don't think that they should be
called upon to pay fcr the Call's new press
und bulldtiiK , which It Is alleged will son
allllct tlio public.
A cordial Invitation has been Issued by
lui laboring men of Lincoln to all alliances ,
unions and Industrial legions to take part In
he. Labor day exorcises , which are to ba
told September 3. The merchants nnd
nanufucturers who nro In sympathy with
abor arc especially requested to lake part
n the parade , and u section of It will be sot
apart f r their floats * nd other display : ) .
J Snyder was arrested yesterday at the
'onrth ward democratic primaries for as
sault. There was much feeling manifested
about the polls , and It ls said that ho as
saulted his brother because he objected to
ils working the political wires.
The ca o In the police court against Mrs.
tlury Meyers came to an abrupt ending
.his morning. She was charged with * ell-
ng liquor on Sunday , and wts arrested on
.ho statement of a couple of spatters , but
hey could net be found to testify and as
ho case had been continued on their account
jeforo , this tlmo It was dismissed by de
Klllott Will Not II" I'roiieciitpil.
NEBRASKA CITY. Aug. 15 ( Special Tel-
tgram to TUB Bee. ) The Item In this room.
A.T . ' .
MEANS' THAT WF HAVE again made reductions to positive1 } ' close up the business by Aug. 25 , so for the next
You can buy clothing and furnishings at the cheapest prices that ever saw the light of day in Omaha.
IE WE WILL.
What we are trying to do is to cut down our big stock as much as possible , as the balance left will be sold
to a dealer who has agreed to take it , but whose means are such that it is necessary to reduce before he
assumes it , but we promise you that the present bargains cannot be had after August 25 , as then the
The vacj"h--cholccof " the.vory finest Mon's or Younjj Take your pick from suits which hnvo sold horotofnro nt
"UiCtOllMen's Suits > n the whole of tlio big stock
$18.00 $22.50 $2500 $28 OO
An elegant line of all wool casslmero suits ,
In light shades , sizes 34 to 42 , which wo
close at $3.50.
A line of heavy home spun cheviots , also
light shades , at $4.25.
A lot of dark casslmeres and worsted ,
straight cut sacks , at $0.50.
A lot of assorted clay worsted suits , In
sacks as well as cutaways , bound or stitched
edges , closing at $7 50.
A line of black and blue tricots , heavy
weights , the best cloth manufactured and as
nicely trimmed and tailored as any merchant
tailor can produce , closing out at $12.50.
A fine line of mlncstcr's suits , high cut
coats ns well ns Prince Alberts , In black ,
tan and gray , closing at $15.00
These are a few of our leaders In men's.
Sco the rest at the store.
Mid Summer Coats.
Alpaca coats and vests , drap d'etes , long
and shortcuts , extra sizes short and stout
makes , In all Imaginable shades , stripes and
plaids , at just half last week's closing out
This news IPJJ good to be true ? Not a bit
of It ? There's nothing strange about It. Wo
are closing out and the only way to do It Is
to name prices which will conform to your
pockets and the hard times. But If the fore
going Is good news , what Is the following ? i
MORE RECORD BREAKERS.
SI'01" ' " Children's Suits.
Nice line of children suits In three styles ,
at 75c ages 4 to 14.
An elegant lot of cheviot suits , ages 4 to
14 , at $1.15.
A line of dark nnd fancy casslmero cults ,
ages 4 to 14 , at $2.00.
A few mancy worsted suits , ages 4 to 11 ,
at $2 CO
All the best grades nt black and fancy
2-plece suits , at $3.00 and $3.25.
Wo have same broken sizes In assorted
knee- pants , at lOc a pair , at 20c , 25c and 50c
We carry the most complete nnd finest
line of men's furnishings , the most popular
makes In this city , which have a reputation
for perfection Wilson Bros' goods for In
stance In nil lines.
A full line of vvhlto whirls , negligee shirts ,
their underwear , their suspenders , their
scarfs , their hosiery , at prices less than wo
paid for them ourselves.
A full slzo working shirt , made In Omaha
enough cloth In It for twice the money we
nsk for It , our price 25c a shirt.
In silk and alpaca , In all styles and sizes ,
at any price to close.
Hats and Gloves.
Wo will give an elegant black or brown
Derby hat , all the latest shapes , all sizes ,
at 75c each.
Wo carry nil classes of fell hats , as well
as crushes. Stetson makes and other flrst-
class brands. We must sell them and If
prices are any Inducement , wo will como
pretty near doing It.
Elegant dress , kid or driving gloves , down
to the cheapest mitt or working gloves , at
one-halt of the regular retail price.
Men's Odd Pants.
A few fancy tweed pants closing out nt
$1 00 a pilr.
All wool casslmcro panti taken from suits
that cobts ns high as $3 and $10 , light shades
will be closed nt $1 50 a pair.
A line of the old stjle Harrison casslmero
pants , every thread and fibre wool , at $200.
An all worsted pair of pants that arc
hummers , closing at 2.50 a pair.
Trunks and Valises.
If you Intend to go away or stay nt homo
It wilt pay you to see our line of trunks nnd
valises and got prices , ns we have a large
stock , and all the modern styles In hand
bags and telescopes , at one-half the plrco
trunk stores nsk.
Mail Orders must be accompanied with the cash during this sale. Money refunded if the goods are not satisfactory.
Columbia Clothing Co. , 13th and Farnam Sts.
Ing's Bee referring to the arrest of Ilabe
Ellfottt of Ncmaha county for assault with
Intent to kill was misleading. No prosecu
tion will follow , the matter having been
JASON COIK ASSASS1NATKD.
Shot by nn Unknown Kiioiny Wlillo Work
ing In Ills 1 iohi.
HYANNIS , Neb , Aug. 15. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Jason Cole , who resides
thirty miles north from Hyannls , was mur
dered yesterday by being shot through the
head. Cole was cutting hay when he re
ceived the fatal shot , and was found sitting
on the mower , the team having stopped.
The assassin Is unknown. Cole leaves a wife
and two children and was the son of the
Cole who was killed nt Hastings some two
years ago. His remains wore shipped from
Hyannls to Hastings tonight.
HASTINGS , Aug. 15. ( Special Telegram
to The Beo. ) News was received here this
morning that Jason Cola of Hastings had
been shot In Cherry county and that his
body would bo brought homo tomorrow even
ing. Cole comes of an Ill-starred family ,
his father , D. S. Cole , having been shot by
Mrs. Anna B. Mason two years ago and
his mother having died a few days ago.
When Cole was hero attending his mother's
funeral he Intimated that ho had some
trouble whllo working on a ranch In Cherry
county nnd expected to have some moro
when he got back.
, nniiKY : STOUT. \imi : > .
Thloicn nt T < ciiniHnli ( } t Avvuy Hh Sev
eral Wntclu-H anil Other Plunder.
TECUMSEH , Neb , Aug. 15. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Slnco the reunion opened
this town has been overrun with tough char
acters , and a great deal of petty thieving
done. Today William Conrad , a Jeweler ,
locked his store while ho went to dinner ,
and when ho came back found twenty-six
gold watches , some diamonds and three trays
of gold rings gone , amounting In all to $1,500.
Last night a thief was captured In Mrs.
T. J. Chlttenden's millinery store und locked
in the county Jail. During the night his pals
from the outside wrenched the lock oft with
heavy tools , nnd he escaped.
Sheriff Woolsey arrested a tough at the
depot who was trying to steal a keg of wine.
Ho had his man handcuffed and started for
the Jail when some ono threw a rock from
the darkness and knocked the sheriff down.
The man escaped.
Thousands at Cnmp Washington ,
TECUMSEH , Neb. , Aug. 15. ( Special
Telegram to The Bee. ) This was Corps day
at the reunion and the principal speakers
were Miss Ollvo Ballard of Dlller and Mrs.
Mary C. Carman of Tecumseh. The weather
was favorable and , the attendance , largo.
At today's exercises a , number of sports
were Indulged In t Tpniorrow will be the
biggest day of tho. pq&lon and Lieutenant
Governor Majors nnd Hon. Church Howe will
Its the principal speaker ! Sham battles and
drills will occupy tlie , forenoon. Camp
Washington Is throhgeif with pleasure seek
ers. Ten thousand Were In attendance
llox Hntti' County Triicliprii ,
HEMINGFOUD , Ne | ) , , ' Aug. 15 ( Special
to The Bse ) The ll ) c < Ilntte county Insti
tute Is enjoying a .irffer attendance than
over before , wlthtna. competent faculty of
Instructors at the bolp * , consisting of Prof.
Wnldon of York , Mis * Sullivan of Den Molnes
and I'rof. Slders ofAlliance. , The Institute
will last for ono mofe 'Ueek. '
The following tcachei't ' were employed by
the Board of EdiTouttfln for the ensuing
year : I'rof. B. Whfier" as principal , Miss
Ida Hultt , Miss Anna , , Neeland and Miss
Allco Harris , all pr whom are from Oawes
Saloon Ordlno'iiro Drfoctlvit.
BEATRICE , Aug. 15. ( Special Telegram
to The Bee ) In the trial of a saloon case
in police court todiy a serious defect was
discovered In the publication of the saloon
ordinance passed last spring , and the matter -
tor bids fair to causa the city considerable
trouble and expense before It Is adjusted
There Is a suspicion on the part of some
that the error In tlio publication was brought
about by parties who opposed the enactment
of the ordinance.
I'liui Corn on ch Itxinrrnlliin.
LYONS. Neb. , Aug. 15. ( Special to The
Dec. ) The corn crop In this vicinity Is a
failure. Farmers are cutting up the corn
stalks for fodder. Moat of the farmer * say
, liere will bo abundant rough feed to carry
thu stock over until KTOS * comes again Sev
eral farmers have from COO to 4,000 buahela
j of old corn on hand. These who are not
so fortunate will have to sell many of the
hogs which they would have fed until next
There will be some good corn on the Indian
reservation , about ten miles north of town.
Frank Cell has 250 acres , which he says
will average over thirty bushels to the acre.
Rev. Mr. FIndlay of Orvllle , O , has been
engaged to preach for the Presbyterians the
Mr. Lee B. Cake and Mrs. Ella June
Meade Cake rendered nn Interesting pro
gram at the Prsbytcrlan church last evening.
Whipped IIIx I loss anil Dolled the bluirllT ,
AUBURN. Neb. , Aug. 15 ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Henry Rohr Is the fore
man of n stone quarry located about five
miles west of Auburn nnd Leo Young has
been working for him. This morning they
got into n dispute about wages , which re
sulted In n broken head for Hohr and Young
becoming n fugitive. The beating was done
with a billy nnd the butt of a revolver.
Unhr's wounds are very severe , but not dan
At last accounts Young had returned to his
home , barricaded the doors nnd windows
nnd defied arrest. The sheriff nnd his deputy
have gone after him , but as Young Is a
desperate man more blood may be shed be
fore he Is arrested.
I , oft Homo anil Many Creditors.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Aug. 15. ( Special
Telegram to The Bee. ) A number of North
Platte citizens are sorrowing over the some
what sudden departure of G. C. Campbell , a
resident of this place for many years. Camp
bell was the local agent for eight Insurance
companies and did a fair business. Before
leaving ho collected premiums on various
policies nnd investigation of his business
affairs since his departure discloses the fact
that the collections were not reported to
the companies. It has been ascertained that
this method of doing business was employed
by Campbell for some time. The amount of
his casli discrepancies is not Lnown.
rri'iuont llruvltlrH ,
FREMONT , Aug. 15. ( Special to The
Bee. ) The architects selected for the pur
pose of examining Into the condition of the
Central school building pronounce It un
safe , which will probably result In Its being
demolished and a new ono built In its place.
The Misses Laura and Edith McDonald
gave a surprise party for their brother ,
Charlie , who has Just returned from Oborlln
Misses LIda Brown and Ernia Golf are
visiting friends In Leigh.
Drowned In tlm I imp Itlicr.
FULLERTON , Aug. 15. ( Special to The
Bee. ) Last night while Stevle , the 11-year-
old son of Peter Marshal , of this place , was
bathing In the Loup river , ho was drowned.
Ho was subject to epileptic fits and It Is
supposed he was taken with ono while In
the water The accident cannot bo ac
counted for In any other way , Inasmuch as
ha was a good swimmer.
Allcgril lloiillrKKrr 'lulled ,
BEATRICE , Aug. 15 ( Special Telegram
to The Bee ) A government olllclal lodged
John Simpson of Ilrovvnvlllo In Jail hero
today , and ho will bo given a hearing before
United States Commissioner Cobbjy tomorrow
on u charge of telling Ikiuor without u gov-
ornmnt license. Ho has been doing a whole
sale Job of "bootlegging" at Brownvlllo , It
Camp .Mi'iitlnc at Oulcdnlo.
OAKDALE. Neb. , Aug 15 ( Special to
The Bee. ) The ninth annual camp meeting
of the Nellgh district of the north Nebraska
conference of the Methodist Episcopal church
will bo hold In Fnlrchild's grove August 1G
to ZC. Rev U. K. Tlndull , D D , of Omaha
will have charge of the ovangulhtlc work.
Throw n In rrnnt of u Corn Cutter.
HASTINGS. Aug. 15 ( Special Telegram to
The Bee ) Gilbert Jaden , n. boy living a few
miles east of Hastings , whllo cutting corn ,
was thrown In front of tlio cutter and his
right leg horribly mangled and cut from the
knee to the ankle.
Cr i/ril liy lliitlm'Hi ltuv rnrn.
CLAY CENTER , Neb. , Aug. 16 ( Special
to The Bee. ) William Fey was yesterday de
clared Insane and Sheriff Davis conveyed
him to the asylum at Lincoln. Business
reverses and loss of property acein to have
DiunUu of ( it-orgo l > . Kttiir ,
M'COOK. Neb , Aug. 15 ( Special Telegram
to The Bee ) George L Etter , proprietor of
the Commercial hotel of this city , died last
night , thu result of a stroke of paralysis re
ceived several weeks ag"
GERMAN VETERANS TO MEET
Gathering in Memory of Soldier Days in tbo
0d ! Patberland.
PITTSBURG PREPARING TO RECEIVE THEM
I'lmiH Ilatn lloon r.ultl liy tlio I'rnmotors to
Actoiiiinoilato a Lurgu Croud and to
1'tirnUli ' 1 hem with Plenty
of Amusement ,
PITTSBURO , Pa. , AuR. 15. The arrange
ments of the tenth annual national Krle-
gcrbund festival , which will bo held In this
city from August IS to 21 , Inclusive , have
From what has already been accomplished
In local quarters , and judging from corre
spondence on hand from the various cities
that will send delegates and members to
the Krlegerfest , there will bo a largo gath
ering here of members of this German-
American association of soldiers who partici
pated In the Fianco-German war.
The festival will begin on Saturday , August
18 , with a reception to delegates , and a
commers , which will take place In Masonic
hall , Allegheny. This hall has been se
cured by the Krlegerbund for the entire ses
sion. On Sunday evening a sacred con
cert will be- the feature.
The crowning event , however , occurs on
the succeeding day , Monday , August 20 , when
the grand clvlo nnd military parade takes
place. Over 5,000 men will bo In line , li- )
cludlns large delegations from New York ,
Chicago , Cincinnati , St. Louis , Cleveland ,
Columbus , nnd ns far west as San Francisco.
In the afternoon a largo picnic will ba
held at Ross' grove and preparations will
bo made for the accommodation of 15,000
Tuesday morning the steamer Mayflower
will take the delegates and the visitors to
Mendelssohn park , on the Monong-ihela river.
Here will laKe place the shooting for gold
and silver medals. In the evening n
Schlachton concert ( war and music songs )
will bo given In Carnegie Music hall , Alle
gheny , under the direction of Prof. Ecker ,
assisted by eminent solo singers , a good
chorus and an excellent orchestra.
In connection with the preparations now
going on for the Krlegerbund festival , a
letter of Invitation has been sent to the Ger
man embassy at Washington , requesting
their participation In the coming event. The
Invitations uro addressed to the ambassador.
Baron A. von Saurmn-JeUch , Baron Clemens
von Kettoicr , councilor and llrst secretary ,
Captain Albrccht Hesse , military attache ,
Mr. P W Buddecke , chancellor , Mr C VenDer
Dor Weth , apslstant chancellor , nnd Cart
von Mutzenbccher , technical attache.
The letter sets forth that , In behalf of
the German Krlegerbund of North America ,
It would be a gnlllcnnt to have the festival
graced by the presence of the German em
peror's representatives to the United States
This reunion Is consldured by the German-
American residents line as a happy fore
runner to the Grand Army encampment
to bo held hero In September Invitations
have been sent to the various Grand Army
posts In Pittsburg and Allegheny to join
In the parade. It Is confidently expected
that the two cities will join In with the
German-American residents In dec tatlng
buildings along the route of the procession
The last Krelgorbumlfest took place In St.
Louis. The present president of the asso
ciation l Charles IMbor of Columbus , O
This reunion promises to bo the b'ggest '
event of Its kind since the German centen
nial , held about ten years ago. The Krelger-
Imnd Is comp Bed of soldiers honorably dis
charged from the Gorman army at the ter
mination of the German-Franco war. In
the past ten yean any soldier In the German
army who. has served his full tlmu can be
come a member The badge of decoration
to bo worn by the delegates will bo In the
nhaH | ) of the famous Iron Cross , which
originated with Emperor Wllhelm on
the cl o of the war of 1870-71 , and only
given for bravery on the battlefield. Many
of the German veterans are members of
the Grand Army of the Republic , and these
from a distance will remain here for the en
llnrtlliKtou Hot" ! ChilllKO.
HARTINGTON , Neb , Aug. 15 ( Special
to The Rte ) Tlio Merchants hotel of this
city hag changed management E B Boater
of. Coleridge taken charge of the business.
Dovs' suits , II to IS > cars , In cheviot , dark
mixed , R pieces , nt $1 75
A line of cnsslmcro suits , same ages , In
light effects , closing at ? J 75.
Oood heavy weight woolen suits nt $3.00.
Pancy black worsteds , same ages and slics
If you or your children will need nny
clothing for six months to come , this Is
an opportunity to mnko n paying Investment.
Wo have SOO heavy and medium weight
overcoats , all st > les , dark effects , ranging
In price from I 00 to $20.00 They will bear
Investigation. Of course jou don't want ono
now , but we'ro closing out , and overcoats
will go cheaper than an > thing else , becausa
they nro harder to sell at this time of the
year. You can snvo the price of an overcoat
by buying one now.
There Is no hocus-pocus dodge about these
wonderful bargains The goods are here ex
actly at prices mimed , exactly at prices de
scribed. Take our advice , como nt your ear
liest convenience the sooner the better !
Bargains such as wo have named will go
like wildfire ! When gone they cannot bo du
the most Falling Ben
discovery of ous twitching
the i o. It
has been and other
leadlngsclcn- Strengthens ,
tlflo moil of InvlRoratta
Europe and and tones the
Hudjran in Hudran ourca
jowly vngo- Uoblllty ,
of the dls- and restores
charge In 20 weak organ *
davs. Cures IMIng In the
back , IOBBCI
by any or
quickly Over 2,000 private endorsements.
ritnintuiL'iicxi mums linpoteiuy in the flrit
stngf U Is n ayinptim of seminal weakness nnd
barrcnm * * ! ! It can bu cured In 20 da > by tlio
usu of IIudin
'Hie new illBCuvery was inndc liy the ppcclnll.it >
of Ilia old fnmoii ! " Hudson JUcdkal Institute. It
IB the KtrnnKext v Utilizer inidi ) It Is very power
ful , but ImimlCBH. Sold for Jl.no a packnga or
Rlx piiLknKPH for J100 ( pluln eenled boxes ; .
Written Bunrnnteo glvon for n cure If you Imy
nix IICXPR nnd HIP not entirely rurml , plx mor
will tin B nt In } ou free of nil charge. Hend for
clrrnlnrs nnd lestlmnnlnN Address
HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE
Junction Stoclcton Market , nnd Ellis
Streets , San Franoiauo , Cul.
TRtATMZIIT BY MAIL. DOIISULTATION Ffi-E
Cntnrrh , nil Oiaonsos of the Mooo.
Throat , Ghost , Stomach , Llvor , Blood
Skin nncJ K Unoy Dloonooa , Lost
Ninnhoocl and ALL PRIVATE DIS
EASES OF MEN.
Call cnor mldrpHd
oi , AHA. NIII. :
( i , Unialia ,
CAPITAL , $400,000
SURPLUS , $55,500
Officer * and Director * Henry W. Yat , pres
ident , John H , C'ollliu , vlcprc lilent ; Lovrla
B. Heed , Caihler ; William II. U. Kucliei , '
THE IRON BANK ,
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