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PROSPECT PLEASES BLACK
Telievei HU Own District, the Fifth, "Will
Be for Him for Governor.
DIFFICULT TO INVEST SCHOOL FUNDS
State Treasurer Staffer Says That
Evea at Three Per Oat Thrrt la
Brink Demaad for
ion a Rtaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, May 15. (Special.) J. P. A.
Slack of Bloomfleld, who It making a vigor
ous effort to capture the republican nomi
nation for governor, n In Lincoln today
In the Intereati of hla candidacy. He
visited the varlout departments at the
capltol, talked over the situation with
friends and departed for home on an even
"I am making no claims, but will say
frankly that I think my prospects for get
ting the nomination are good," replied he
hrn questioned. "In the Fifth district
everything teenia to be favorable. I don't
know very much about the conditions else
where." Mr. Black remarked Incidentally that the
outhwestern portion of the state has had
copious rains during the last few weeks
and that Indications were geod for big crops.
The wheat crop, he sdmltted, might fall
a little short of expectation, but not
enough to make a great difference In the
Difficult to Invent Fonda.
, Treasurer Stutfer says he still finds it
difficult to obtain bonds for the permanent
educational funds of the state, even when
he la willing to take them on a 3 per cent
basis. Notwithstanding the decline In In
terest rates, ho declares, the demand for
ecurlties seema to keep on Increasing.
Today Mr. Btuefer, acting under authority
given by the Board of Educational Lands
and Funds, purchased $50,000 worth of Hall
county courthouse bonds. These bonds draw
'Interest at the rate of 1 per cent and were
purchased direct from the county au
thorities. They are, optional any time
after July 1, 1904. Mr. Stuefer aays also
that he prefers hereafter to purchase bonds
direct from the counties. Instead of through
o Change In Quail Laws.
. ' The officials of the game warden 'a de
partment deny the report that they will
inak an effort to have the next legislature
pass a law prohibiting the shooting of quail
until the open seaaon of 1905. The game
law passed by the last legislature protects
the birds until the open season of next
"I see no reason why that section or the
r.ame law should be re-enacted," aald Chief
Game Warden Slmpklua today. "The sports
men of the state ought to have one month
tor the shooting of quail. Under the pro
visions of the law quail may be shot In
ppn season after this year during the
month of November. Under the old law the
open season was two months, including
Election for Major In Hoard.
Adjutant General Colby today ieaued or
ders for the election of a lieutenant colonel
of the Second regiment of the Nebraska
National guard. The commission of Ernest
H. Tracy, who now holds the position, will
. expire on June 5 and under the rule of
1 the guard It will be necessary to hold an
election to All the vacancy thus caused. It
la understood that Mr. Tracy will be a can
didate for re-election.
Each commissioned officer In the Second
regliaenv-ia aUUed te--"vote In the eleo-1
tlon. The ballots will be prepared in the
military department and mailed to the
different officers, who will return them to
the special election board on or before
Wednesday, May 28. This board la com
prised of General Colby and iColonela Hay
ward and Archer,
An additional order has been Issued
changing the time of meeting of the Statoj
Military board from May 22 to May 28.
Lieutenant John McCllntock. who re
cently Inspected the cadet battalion at the
State university, will make a trip for the
purpooe of Inspecting the military schools
in Missouri next week. He will visit
Lexington, Columbia, Macon, Boonvllie
and the University of St. Louis. In the
opinion of IJeutenant McCllntock the cadet
battalions of the Universities of Nebraska
and Iowa are the best he haa teen outside
of the regular aervlce. He praised the
drill of the students, their equipment and
the enthusiasm with which they entered
Into their work.
Ga Company Win. Tsx Salt.
Judge Holmes In the district court haa
delivered a serious. If not fatal, blow at
.that section of the Lincoln charter which
created the office of city tax commssloner.
The ruling Is In the case instituted by the
Lincoln Oas and Electric company to set
aside the valuation of Its property as re
turned by the tax commissioner. The
complaint was made that the assessment
was Illegal because not made on the same
basis as that of the railroad. Judge
Holmes holds that the city council, sitting
t a board of equalliatlon, should have
equalised the gas company's assessment to
correspond with that of the railroads. At
torneys for the gas company assert that
this decisions equivalent to annullng the
Vaet. City Attorney Strode,, however,
Ihalntatns that the decision will not bare
this effect and points to the fact that the
law hat already been upheld by the su
Articles of incorporation of the East
Lincoln Masonlo Temple association of
this city were recorded In the eecretary
Of state' office this afternoon. The or
ganisation, with a capital limited to $S.600,
proposes to build a Masonlo temple In East
Lincoln. Its Incorporators are: Wilson E.
Field. Thomas W. Moore, John Forberger,
Samuel D. Woodley. Frank C. Richards'
George C. Woolcot. David Tourtelott and
.Henry P. Kauffman.
The Antero Gold and Copper Mining
company of Oroaba has alto filed articles
of Incorporation. Its Incorporators are:
K. R. Selway and V. A. . Dll worth. The
stock I limited to $100,000.
FATAL FIGHT OVER CANINE
farmer at Lynch, Nebraska, Deala
Death Blow to Man Who At
tacks with Pitchfork.
LYNCH. Neb.. May IS. (Special Tele
gram.) This morning William Gray and
Herman Sandman quarreled over a dog.
Sandman attacked Gray with a pitchfork.
Gray defended himself with a club, strik
ing Sand man over the bead, which re
sulted in hie death this noon. Cray gave
himself up. Tne sheriff and coroner have
been wired for. The case la stiU some
what shrouded In mystery.
Both men are quiet, respected farmers
and the trouble has created great excite
ment. Baataeaa Men Waat hat Oao Line.
GRAND I8LAND. Neb.. May 16. (Spe
cial.) At a session of the city council
last evening the report of the committee
a ordinances, to which had been referred
the ordinance presided by H. H. Daven
port, granting a twenty-live years' tele
thons franchise, mad a report, asking tor
further time for Investigation. A petition,
signed by over fifty buaineas rasa and user
ct telephone lines, asking the council to
ItfuM Ut fracvhias, was Introduced. Th
report wat adopted and further time will
be taken for th consideration of the mat
ter. At the same session Mr. Matthews
asked fur a franchise for a system of pole
and wires and placing the maximum figure
at $1 for residences and $2 for business
'phones. Both tb Independent and Ne
braska Telephone companies were repre
sented at the meeting.
RAIN CLOUDS HANG HEAVY
So Abatenaeat to Dowapoar In Sec
tions of State and Crops He
FARNAM. Neb.. May 15. (Special.) An
almost continuous rain for the last twenty
four hours, added to that of the thirty-six
hours previous, makes the amount of the
precipitation almost unprecedented In this
CHARLESTON, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
An Inch of rain has fallen here in the
last two days. This gets tbe ground In line
shape. Wheat Is doing well. Farmers are
all busy planting corn. Some chinch bugs
ELWOOD, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
There has been an almost continuous rain
here since Monday evening, aggregating
3.75 Inches. It Is still raining. Farmers
feel confident that this means a heavy crop
of wheat and rye.
ST. PAUL, Neb., May 15. (Special. )-The
rainfall during the last thirty-six hours at
thla place amounted to 1.60 Inch and puts
the ground In excellent condition. Winter
grain Is In good condition and corn plant
ing will now be pushed to completion. ,
CULBERTSON, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
Nearly two Inchee of rain fell over tbe
territory north of Culbertson Tuesday and
Wednesday. At Culbertson the rainfall
reached nearly an Inch and crops of all
kinds could not be In better condition at
tbis time of the year.
CURTIS, Neb., May 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The lost three days has a gov
ernment gauge record of over three and
one-third inches of rainfall. Rye and win
ter wheat are heading out.
INTRUDER IN GIRLS' BEDROOM
Fellow Escapes After Terrorising
Fremont Students and Blood
Hounds Prove of So Avail.
FREMONT, Neb.. May 15. (Special.)
An attempt to commit assault occurred at
the women's dormitory of the Fremont
Normal school at an early hour yesterday.
Misses Margaret and Kate Laughlln of
Axtell, Neb., who occupied rooms on tbe
lower floor, were awakened about 1 o'clock
by someone standing at their bedside.
One of the girls put out her hand and
It touched a man's face. Both screamed
loudly for help and the man put his hand
over the mouth of one and threatened to
kill them If they did not keep quiet. Tho
night watchman hastened to the room, but
the man bearing his steps In the hall
Jumped through the window and escaped.
The police were at once notified, but so
far co trace of the fellow haa been ob
tained. His tracks could be plainly teen
outside. He entered by cutting a hole In
the screen on the window.
Last night a pair of bloodhounds were
secured, but on account of the rain dur
ing the day were unable to follow the tracks
Thieves Caught la Act.
BOELUS, Neb.. May 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Two suspicious characters giving
names at John L. Hayes and William Burns
attempted to steal some clothing In A.
Werner's general atore at noon today. They
were caught In the act, dropped the cloth
ing and escaped, but were apprehended an
bour later by tome cttlzena south of town.
The constable searched two bundles they
carried, which contained several pairs of
pants and three autta of clothing, but none
were Identified here. They pleaded guilty
to the charge of trying to steal at Werner't
tore and were given a light One. which
they paid and left town.
George Wills Huccamba to Injury.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., May 15. (Spe
cial.) Ueorge W. Wills, 25 years of age,
died at the home of his father-in-law, C.
O. Miles, In this city yesterday afternoon.
While agent for the Denver & Rio Grande
railway at Idaho Springs. Colo., he was
accidentally wounded by being struck on
tho head by a bolt and was brought here
for treatment. He waa a member of the
Woodmen of the World and also of the
Knights of Pythlss lodges. The funeral
service will be held at the residence Fri
day afternoon and Interment will be made
In Oik Hill cemetery.
To Waco War on Salooa Men.
BENEDICT, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
At tbe town board meeting a liquor
license wat Issued to John S. Jones. Tbe
churches have filed remonstrancea. The
case will be tried in the June term of the
district court. Another person haa circu
lated a petition and ha the legal number
of algnera, and It la said that a saloon
license will be granted to him. The
churches hase raised over $100, which will
be used in fighting the Issuing of a license.
Arrest Preacher for Shooting.
BEATRICE, Neb., Msy 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Rev. S. P. Benbrook, pastor of tho
Christian church at Wymore, waa arrested
today at Wymore on a charge of shooting at
Dr. Johnson of that place with Intent to
kill. The minister waa brought here this
afternoon and 'arraigned In county court.
He pleaded not guilty. Hit bond waa fixed
at $1,000 and hit preliminary hearing aet
for tomorrow. Hs Is In the custody of tbe
sheriff tonight and may succsed In getting
Good Crop Weather In Thayer.
DESHLER. Neb., May 15. (Special. )
This vicinity la getting the right kind of
weather to make the wheat grow rapidly.
Within the last two weeks that cereal has
made great progress and now promises,
with fsvorable weather, to make one-half
crop, although there has been some wheat
land planted to corn. The ground la in fine
condition for corn planting, and the pas
tures and garden truck are looking good.
George Geald Given 111 Freedom.
DAVID CITT, Neb., May 15. (Special.)
Tho preliminary hearing of George Gould
of Bellwood, charged with aiding A. H.
Oould in forging note and mortgages which
resulted In wrecking the Platte Valley State
bank, wat called In county court yesterday
morning. Oould waa released from custody,
there being no evidence against him.
Mar Chance Blzby Mall Boat.
STURGIS. S. D.. May 15. (Special.) A
petition Is being universally signed along
ths mall rout to Blxby for a change of
service, and It Is hoped that the postal
authorities will heed th request. Ths pro.
posed new rout Is from Bturgis to Blxby
and Selm via Volunteer and Gilt.
ASHLAND. Nb.. Msy It. (Special Tele
gram.) Dr. A. B. Vonmanstelde, eecre
tary of the Board of Health, quarantined
Mis Mamie Moras this afternoon for
smallpox. The doctor says her cat la
Stage Talent In Cawahaaa.
BENEDICT. Neb.. May 15. ( 8 pec ial. ) A
bom talent company from Gresham, a
neighboring town, gav aa entertainment
Thursday night entitled. The Coafederat
tT. to a targe and appreciative audience.
JOBBERS AS RAIN MAKERS
Omaha Excursionists Seemingly Bring
Downpour in Path of Trip.
MEET HEARTY OVATIONS AT ALL STOPS
Beatrice Clan Final Eatertatner and
Toarlat Impressed by Xehraahans'
Hospitality Make tain
terrnpted Home Bnn.
BEATRICE. Neb., May 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The Omaha Jobbers' excursion
spent the night in their special train on a
sidetrack at Oxford and at 8:30 thU morn
ing started eastward. Rain continued
through the night and tbis morning fell In
The humorist of the party took occasion
to send the following message, addressed
to General Manager Holdrege at Omaha:
The Omaha Rain Makers left Omaha
Tuesday and have produced a heavy
downpour over our entire line. -Just leav
ing Oxford in fine spirits, town flooded.
Will arrange with you to make trip every
two weeks until September 30.
OMAHA RAIN MAKER'S CLUB.
The first stop of tbe morning was made
at Atlanta, where the crowd was serenaded
and merchants Interviewed. Holdrege occu
pied the attention of the members for
thirty minutes. Each of tbe Jobbers paid
their respects to the merchants In their
own line at various store. The morning
was spent in cultivating acquaintance of
people of Wilcox, Hlldreth, Upland. Camp
bell. Bladen, Blue Hill and Lawrence.
Arrangements for lunch for the party
were made at Edgar, with a stay of a
Towns between Edgar and Beatrice took
uo the attention of the excursion during
the afternoon, with the usual program of
a band serenade at the stations and hand
shaking with the merchants of Ong,
Shlckley, Strang, Ohlowa, Toblaa, Western,
Swanton and Dewltt.
An Invitation from the Beatrice Commer
cial club for informal reception at the
Commercial club had been accepted, so
after supper at the Paddock the entire
party took advantage of the generous hos
pitality of tbe business men of Beatrice.
The trip from Beatrice will be made with
out stops, so the excursion will reach
Omaha about midnight.
The reception at Beatrice brought out a
majority of the leading buslneas men. On
behalf of Beatrice R. 8. Bibb extended a
cordial welcome, at the same time thank
ing the Omaha Commercial club In lta ca
pacity of rainmakers for the benefit to Ne
braska. He stated further that ttrenuout
efforts of St. Joseph and Kansas City had
led some of the Beatrice merchants eetray,
but the invitation of the Omaha merchants
for Beatrice trade would not be made in
vain. To this for Omaha, Rev. Edward
Trefx responded, pleading most eloquently
Omaha's cause both from the standpoint of
material benefit and the feeling of pa
triotism for Nebraska.
What Trip Has Demonstrated.
The return of the Commercial club mem
bers from their vlBlt to the business peo
ple In tbe southeastern part of Nebraska
conveyed noteworthy testimony as to the
prosperity and loyalty of the business men
to the chief commercial city of the state.
The point most distinctly observable, so
the members say. Is the appreciation
among all the business men met on the
trip that Identity of interest characterizes
the relations bf the commercial men of the
state with Omaha, and that and diversion
of trade to outside distributing point,
while It may In special line be of advant
age to dealers, the fact remain thai in
the long run and as related to the details
of every business man's affair, a loss is
sustained when trade is conducted through
channels that are not distinctly Identified
and associated with the general policies of
home Interest. Business men expressed
themselves all along the route traversed
by the representatives of the Commercial
club to the effect that that which contrib
uted most to their substantial welfare was
In harmony with the commercial ambitions
of Omaha. The fact that Omaha paid one
tenth of the taxes of the state, that Its ex
ertion in favor of substantial equalization
of taxes will reflect an Important Influ
ence upon the private Interests of every
man In the sate all contributed to a more
harmonious understanding of the underly
ing conditions upon which the prosperity
of th business men of the state rest.
Arrangement are being made for an
other excursion vlnto the northern section
of the atate, and it Is confidently antici
pated that a reception as cordial and ap
preciative, will be enjoyed there as marked
the present most enjoyable and educating
meeting with tbe business men of the
A fact was made apparent to the entire
satisfaction of the representatives of the
club, namely, that identity of effort should
characterize the activities of the business
men of Omaha; that they should pull to
gether and that they should move lu their
business relation with the state, along
harmonious and very aympathetlc line.
DEATH UNDER HORSE'S HOOFS
Deshlev Farmer Trampled on
Frightened Animal and Die
DESHLER, Neb., May 15. (Special)
Last evening while Herman Schultx. a far
mer living weat of town, waa feeding his
horses he was kicked by one and knocked
under the other. The second became fright
ened and trampled upon him, breaking all
the rib on hit left tide, besides rendering
He died about four hours afterward. He
wat conscious until the latt, and walked
from the barn to the house, with the aid
of hla wife and daughter, after the ac
Mr. Bt-hults was a prosperous farmer
about 60 years of age.
Work the Route Too Often.
NEBRASKA CITY. May 15. (Special.)
The police today captured a man and a
young girl In the Missouri Pacific yards In
this city who said Ihey were working their
way to California, where It waa hoped they
could secure employment aa pickers during
the fruit seaaon. They aald they were
married In Chicago last fall and told a
very adventurous story of their wander
ing. The girl gave her age as 17 and tbe
man laid he waa 24 years old. They were
recognized as the same couple who cam
through last fall and aroused considerable
Interest with their story of being a dis
charged sailor and hi bride. The police
gave them plenty of good advice and two
hour to get out of the city. They left
Immediately and started north over the
Platte Bridge Harned by Lightning.
SCHUYLER. Neb.. May 15. (Special.)
During a ttorm here lightning struck th
Piatt river wagon bridge, demolishing a
pier and letting the end of a span Into the
river and starting a fire that burned thre
spans. Aa Inch of rain has fallen her dur
ing th laat Intermittent season lasting
over two days, making a total recent fall ot
Columbus Rector Resign.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. Msy 15. (Special.)
Rev. William E. Van. rector of Grace
Episcopal church, ha tendered gig resig
nation, to take ctlect July L
DAILY JltiB: rKIDAY,
Have you got
Come! rain or shine, if we have had dull days in the double sense we have had the
better chance of giving thought to week-end bargains. Today they are out on every hand! Every department offers its
tempting quota. You want specials for week end needs. They're here. Prices 'way down.
Week-End Bargains in
uur clothing department
t thoroughly complete and
up-to-date. We can Slir
you and nave yon money.
S ome Special
Hoys' Double Breasted
Boys' VeKtee Double
- ' ' " . .m an new
styles and up-to-date.
Boyc' lxmg Trouser Suits, all
wool, (i.CiO values, 4 25
Men s Iiirgnln fz i
Suits, 10 values CI. dO
Dutchess Trousers, 10c a but
ton. 11.00 a rip.
Cotton kinds, rt
$2.00 and l.UU
Wool kinds, r ft
IK 00 a nil Jll
Men's Hocks, 50c
and 75c kinds, at
Our Hardware Department
Has many real surprises the greatest belnar It completeness and the
cheapness of everything In It. Friday and Saturday we offer eaceptlonal
bargains np and down every aisle.
ones, but there are others.
Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons,
Oood tin b-.ller, copper
bottom, No. s
Best ready mixed paint,
for out and Inside, gal...,
An overstock of 25-lb.
Japanned flour bins, only.,
week-End Bargains Meat Market
Choice roast beef 1flr
per lb., 11c and 1UW
Boiling meat, Cp
Sugar cured hams, 12417
and bacon, per pound '"I"
California hams, Qc
per pound -JW
11 nme made sausage, link
or bulk, per pound 2
gJX Crockery Bargains
Fine crockery at paralyzed prices do
not come your way often. They come Friday and
Saturday. Secure them so little money required.
THREE LIVES LOST IN FIRE
Father, Mother and Little Child Barn to
Death in Laurel Mill.
ONE CHILD RESCUED BY HIRED MAN
Father Gets Out Before He Know
Where Fire la and Die In At
tempt to Save His Wife
and Child. -
LAUREL, Neb., May 16. (Special Tele
gramsMr. and Mrs. John Jacobson and
18 months old daughter weri burred to
ria.th in a flre which broke out at 2:30
o'clock this morning in the Jacebson mill
at Laurel. The Jacobsons lived over the
kt tho alarm of fire Jacobson. aroused
from his sleep, left the building, not know
ing his place was on Ore. Discovering the
truth, he rushed back Into the burning
building to rescue his wife and children.
He did not appear again.
a hrrM of tar In the building caugnt nre
Just after iie re-entered and the building
nnn a mere oile of ashes. Stevens,
the hired man, rescued Mary, the 5-year-old
daughter of Jacobson.
Tho charred remains were taken 10 one
t iv. i.hurrhi where they lay until this
afternoon, when funeral services over them
were held, a large gathering ot cituens
The bowling alley of Carl Qulst also
byrned. Mr. Qutot, who was asleep In tho
building, narrowly escaped with his life.
Had it not been for the timely ana enec-
tlve work of tbe lire department a large
portion of the village wouia nave Deen
rnnaumed. Aa it was three buildings were
burned with a loss of $5,000. The cause
of the fire Is unknown. The coroner In
quest waa held this afternoon.
RAiDS ON PUBLIC TREASURY
How I'ncle "urn I Plundered Yearly
by Grartla; touircas
mea. CHADRON. Neb.. May 11. To the Editor
of The Bee: It Is doubtful If more reck-
Ires profligacy In the appropriation of
public funda Is tolerated in any other .
nation than In the United Statea. In !
some things, perhaps, congress la parsi
monious; but In most things lavish. There
Is no mental test applied In the selection
of the aveorge congressman. He la scarcely
expected be a man of bralna; but rather
a prodigal grafter. HI merit and demerits
are gauged by hi ability or Inability to
get excessive lumi of public swag for his
constituency. He must believe In and
earnestly espouse a mutuality of rascality
In the pilfering of the treasury. Of course,
the congressman must not be said to be
actuated by any other than the loftiest
and most patriotic purpose when be take
his portion of the pork. The bombastic
patriot that promises the most loot for his
sealoua adherent wins, all else being
equal, and then endeavor to outdo all his
predatory predecessors In his congres
Hamlets that make little mors than a
spot on th local map demand sumptuous
appropriations for public buildings. Water
ways that will hardly float a catfish must
have fortune spent on them annually for
alleged Improvement. All thla for what
purpose Not because the actual necessit
ies of th public service require expensive
public buildings, cor because the rivulets
caa ever be made navigable; but because a
host ot political booster want the money
MAY 10, 1002.
-f r-"s Where Cuality and
week Eod Bargains in Dress Goods
for Friday and Saturday we offer esceptlonal
bargains In dress goods. Not a few ot these
Items herewith priced are astonishing bargains
These prices are driven to their very lowest
limit and are marked so they may create Imme
diate disposal. They're all strictly new good
and are first band receipt. Not an Inch ot
them nor so much na a frill or thread were
ever offered at retail before. Yon have II rat
choice. Secare them.
CORSKT a.ILK We will pile np on the counter,
Thursday morning-, the handsomest lot of new
bntlste and open net corsets A g
ever offered In this city at lea a-L f
thnn T.ti all to be aold at C ' W
WASH DRESS QOODS-French Lawns, fancy colors
handsome designs, 20c goods. y
jtvr yard 1UC
WHITE LAWN-Qmlla Linen and Dimity r,
remnants, values 18c to 25c yard, at "C
SHORT CALICO REMNANTS a nioun-
tain of the.n, at, yard IC
IMPORTED CHAMBRAY REMNANTS the 'n
best 15c goods, at 1UC
Here are a few real speaking;
Solnrlng metal polish 'e. tr or
the llncst on earth. t HC, y
Good Lawn Mower,
Harness at the lowest prices.
We receive every Friday a
large consignment of fresh fish,
not frosen. They're a flne week
end appetiser and a delightful
All kinds here.
and Floral Tea
cups and Sau-
cers fine china
set of six.
and that is the recognized and safest way
to rob Uncle Sam. The country poet office
la amply and well housed, the soldiers are
getting the moat liberal pensions the world
has ever known, and their widows and
orphans are provided for by this most
beneficent government, and the creeks and
rills are running tbe water mill and per
forming their functions and tbe millions
of public money flow, every year, through
alarmingly increasing public building, pen
sion and river and harbor bills Into the
coffer of the individual who work the col
lossal frauds upon the government through
the local congressman, and he, by a divvy,
with all others. Town of from 2,000 to
6,000 population demand exorbitant sums
for public buildings, when, in almost every
Instances excellent postofflce facilities can
be bad and are had at a nominal rental.
Many of these places expect at leaBt J200,
000 or more to be spent for the ground and
building. Doubt exists that If in many of
tbese same communities there la one indi
vidual who la possessed of $200,000. Cer
tainly none of the patrons of the office
have ever experienced any possible Incon
venience In the transmission of their mails
with tbe present facilities. There can be
no legitimate excuse conjured for this con
gressional piracy. Federal districts that
do not furnish work enough to occupy
half of the time of their officers and
where the present officers and employes
recreate more than they work, are sought
to be divided and additional district and
officers created, entailing, of course, large
additional expense. Why? Not because
of any Judicial or public necessity; but to
assist others, who are not now public pen
sioners, perhaps, Into lucrative and easy
Joba. These flagrant and constant on
slaughts on the public purse are applauded
by tbe beneficiaries and the cheapllng con
gressman who despoils tbe treasury la ex
tol ed tor his rapacity. M. E.
Projected South' Dakota Railways.
PIERRE. 8. D.. May 16 (Special.)
What Is a promising move in tbe way of
street service Is at Sioux Falls, where the
Indications point to the construction of an
electric system for tbe city to take the
place of the mule line now In use. Espe
cially la this fact apparent since the fac
tions which were fighting for franchises
have been reduced to but one. Several coun
try lines have been proposed and much ha
already been done toward the consumma
tion of some, among the most Important of
wblcb are: From Vermilion to Wakonda,
a distance of twenty miles; a line connect
ing Dtedwood and Lead with B pear flab; one
from Hartford to Colon, a distance ot
twelve mile; another from Spencer to
Epiphiny, and one from Redfield to Conde
In Spink county.
Hepabllcan Kame Uelesate.
HURON. S. D., May 16. (Special.) A
small vote waa polled at th republican
primaries In this (Beadle) county Tuesday.
The delegates chosen to the state repub
lican convention are:
First commissioner district: J. P. Davis,
F. D. Goodrich, J F. Costello. Second dis
trict: A. 8. Jones, Clark Underbill, F. M.
Webb. Third district: Frank Wood, H. 8.
Cook. J. W. Buell. Fourth district: John
Murphy, Worthlngton Ross, Jud Willi.
Fifth district: John Bchultt. M. E. Allen.
O. E. Paysch. City of Huron: F. H. Kent,
R. C. Glbbs. H. A. Van Dalsem, C. N.
Cooper W. H. Smith. C. H. French, O. B.
Hutchinson, F. M. Wilcox. At large: Co t
Crawford, John H. King.
Sbaasle Advocate Geaeral.
PIERRE. 8. D.. May 16. (Special Tele
gram.) T. J. Bhangler of Mitchell has been
commissioned Judge advocate general of the
National guard, a poaitlon held by Attorney
General Pyls np to the time of his death.
Week-End Shoe Bargains-Main Floor.
-E.T.!. IV.ll' 10t J" worh- b' "hod. If. here we attend
to their little needs. At the same time alvlna ou moneysa vln pleas.
U V J." eho sr. made of material a. sound
and durable as footwear of older people. Ton know how the children
Infant's soft sole,
lace or button
Infant's soft soles,
lace, patent leather
mnas patent leather Col- rf
week-End Woodenware Barjains
Large Cedar Wash
6-Inch Towel Rings,
We equip the home they are indis
pensable and these price are BIG
WAR MAY YET BE PREVENTED
Provisional Government of Hayti is to
Confer with Bevolntionists,
ORDER PREVAILS AT PORT AU PRINCE
Former President Sam Bays that He
Leaves the Island Feeling; that
He Performed HI
PORT AU PRINCE, Haytl, May 16. A
delegation headed by M. Solon Menos, a
former minister of foreign affairs, and sent
by the provisional government of Haytl,
started today tor Cape Haytlen on the
steamer Mancel, with the object ot endeav
oring to arrive at an agreement with th
leaders of the revolutionary force la the
northern part ot Haytl and prevent a civil
It Is generally believed here that the
delegation will meet with success, as It 1
known that lack of funds Is preventing the
northern force from marching- on Port au
Prince. Quiet ha been entirely re-established
here. All the administrative office
have been re-opened.
The correspondent here of the Associated
Press had an Interview yesterday with
former President Sam, on board Olinde
Rodrlgues, which wis detained here by the
French minister, M. Dupres. General Sam
said he had resigned his office with tbe con
viction that he had done everything possi
ble for the prosperity of Haytl, adding that
what affected him the most was the atti
tude of the presidential guard, which re
malned loyal to him up to the last moment.
The general also paid tribute to the Haytlan
navy, wblrh, he declared, maintained a cor
rect attitude until after his embarkation.
Population Friendly to Sam.
According to General Sam, the population
ot Port au Prince, Instead of being hostile
to tbe former president, waa In sympathy
with him, as shown by the behavior of the
people as he left the palace and passed
through tbe city on his way to Olinde
Rodrlgues, cries of "Viva Earn" being
General Sam further asserted that be was
leaving Haytl fully satisfied that hs had
served his country with the greatest loyalty
Olinde Rodrlgues 1 now schsduled
to leave Port au Prince at 4 o'clock thla
It has been asserted In tbe paper her
that General Sam, In the last six years
made $2,600,000, but th general, la a pub
lished Interview, protested against this a,
sertlon, classing It as a calumny.
Advices received here from the north of
-4 'je, .... s tt- r -M v i
No medicine in the world will relieve you ot Constipation and all disorder
of the Stomach and Liver, like
HUNYADI J AN OS.
One-halt glass taken on arising in the morning will giva such satisfying re
sults that you will always use Itand be convinced tat it will cur all forms of
B sur and OCT If wsaradl JANOJ. If yon simply ask for Huoyadl
Water you may be imposed upon. DON'T BE PERSUADED tobir
Substitutes. Theyar Wort HI ass and often Harmful.
Bargains in Women's Dept.
WOMEN'S WASH WAISTS three
huutlretl dozen just from the factory
worth 00c help yourself OJfT
WHITE WA81I WAISTS-nnest India Unen, tucked
yoke and flne embroidery trimming, will match them
with any $1 25 waist In the market, eyej
else 12 to 44. No limit, at iOC
SEPARATE 8K1RT8-In pique, durk, 1
denim and linen, full stock, price up from 1.00
We Invite Inspection of our
stock of India Linen, Dimity and other f ne white
wash fabrics for (commencement gowns. See our
mammoth stock of Laces and Embroideries for trim
ming uch dresses. Every piece of lace ha been Im
ported THIS SEASON, guaranteeing the latest and
they caa't scuff or rata In a harry.
Stuart soft Cftn
or lace OUC
r-hii'. ..ii i., j
Friday- and Saturday we will
aell Bennett' Capitol Creamery H
Butter, the very richest and 9
sweetest that ever came from a
churn or adorned a table.
Good country butter,
Haytl I to the effect that General Flrmln
the head of the revolutionary forces, having
requested the manager ot tbe National
bank. M. De La Myre. to advance him
$10,000. to meet hi expenses, met with a
refusal. The belief here, however. Is that
the National bank officials r. r.
inclined toyard General Flrmln, who Is by
jar ine strongest of tbe many presidential
candidates In the field.
The provisional government, beaded by
M. Bolsrond Canal, a former president, I
very much incensed against Admiral Kllllck
for having left Port au Prince with his
war ships without the consent of the gov
CAPE HATTIEN. Haytl. May 15. The
Haytlan government gunboat Crete A'Plerot
arrived here today with Admiral Kllllck,
commander of the fleet of Haytl, who has
declared himself In favor of the candidacy
of General Flrmln, on board. Hi other
war ship, Toussaiat Louverture, Is at
The admiral says that after former Presi
dent Sam embarked on the French steamer
Olinde Rodrlgues, at Port au Prince. Tues.
day last, he ran Crete A'Plerot near
Olinde Rodrlgues and saluted the former
president with seventeen guns, and that be
then tired three shot as an alarm signal
and cried: "Vlv 1 Nord," "Long live tb
north." All 1 quiet here.
Thieves Jailed and Booty Recovered.
ASHLAND. Neb.. May 16. (Special Tele
gram.) Two tramps who have been trying
to dispose of a quantity of rings and spec
taclea around town today entered Lylle k.
Barber's store tonight, one ot them asking
to look at some cloth and engaging the
attention of W. E. Barber, the proprietor,
while the other slipped a bolt of cloth
under his overcoat and walked out. City
Clerk Sexton noticed the fellow and sus
pected something was wrong and watched.
When the tramp came out of the stor
he hurriedly disappeared down the alley.
Sexton followed and arrested him, and tbea
arrested his pal. The tourists worked tb
same game at Oeorge L. Scott's clothing
tore, securing a pair of trousers; at F.
H. Chlckerlng'a they stole a bolt ot print
cloth and at the Clark Harjwar com
pany' they stole a pair of tweezers. All
the stolen goods wers recovered when tb
thieve were searched at tbe city Jail.
Visitor Will Swamp Huron.
HURON. 8. D.. May 16. (Special.)
About 1.500 visitor will be entertained
here the coming week attending two Im
portant gathering, tb annual meeting of
the Stat Bankers' association. May 10-11,
and on the 12d and 23d th Intercollegiate
track meet and oratorical contest. Th
bankers' convention will bring probably
260 people to Huron. Ths trail: meat and
oratorical contest will be paniclpated In
by five colleges Yankton, Brookings. Red
Held, Mitchell and Huron.
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