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THE OMAHA PATLY BEE: SATT7IVDAY, MAY 31, 1002.
PLEADS FOR DAVE MERCER
Gurly Ilssdrti to Court Tactics in Debate
' with Mr. Boaewater.
MAKES JURY PLEA, EVADING REAL ISSUES
Clorlflea ike Koa-Reatdeat Ci(rrn
mam Wllhoat Ksplalnlaar Jast
Why Falls to Aiinn Mr.
William F. Ourley pitted the eloquence
of a persuasive criminal lawyer against tb
itubborn facta In David II. Mercer's career,
aa recounted by E. Roaewater, and a crowd
I of about 1.C00 people received the benefit
at the Crelghton-Orpheum theater Thursday
It wa the debate Invited by Mr. Gurley
after the expos made by Mr. Roaewater
at the reoent meeting of the Eighth Ward
Republican club. The attorney had aaked
an opportunity to defend the ccsgressman,
but the tactica pursued were largely tboae
of aldeatepplng Mr. Roaewater'a assaults
and delivering In return the fancy boxing
of one accustomed to thrill the occupant
of a courtroom.
.Ira-lrrta the Opportunities.
Mr. Gurley talked of hit own honor and
told how, rather than ever have anything
happen to it, he would walk through lonely
forests In ragged clothea and wooden ahoea,
but he failed to answer the more material
queatlon at to whether Mr. Mercer wanted
an Indefinite lease of hi present office in
Washington. He glorified the Washing
tonian for having worked his way through
the University of Nebraska, but neglected
to explain why the same "son of the plains"
bad given the lads of his district no op
portunity to compete for the West Point
and Annapolto cadetahlps, but given those
favors to the son of Campaign Engineer
T. W. Blackburn and some others to whom
he considered himself Indebted. He quoted
liberally from the World-Herald, but shied
around the statistical statements found In
tho ledger kept by the Capital hotel at
Lincoln, when "Our Dave" was assisting
In keeping three bartenders busy and many
legislators .damp In the lnteresta of the
Finances He Doesn't DUeass.
He demanded that Mr. Rosewater state
In advance wbat he Intended to do In the
, event of Mercer'a nomination, but couldn't
undertake to say what Mr. Mercer would
do In the event of defeat. He tried to
make It appear that The Bee Publishing
company had tome aort of grievance be
cause the army headquarters were moved
from the building and other tenants ad
mitted, but dropped the- matter of finance
when It led to a query at to why Mercer
bad not paid bis campaign obligations In
bis own district. He declined ' to have
the exposition's needs accepted as a reason
for The Bee mipportlng the perpetual can
didate In 1898, yet found In' that same
exposition another glorification of the non
resident "statesman" who baa spent fifteen
months In ten years In his own district.
He ewore to the eternal heavens that be
Is not a candidate for congress and ap.
peared somewhat aggrieved when the au
dience applauded the resolution.
Mr. Gurley Insisted on digging up the
political corpses of many years ago, but
Insisted that 1887 was too remote a date
to be considered when bis friend's and hi
own Lincoln records were Involved. He
remembered what Louis XIV said about
being the state, but couldn't explain why
bis memory failed when he was before the
United States Railroad commission.
Mr. RoMwstcr'i "Treachery."
He found, tn Wf.'rltosewalterV refusal to
support men notoriously crooked a rank
treachery, but was mute when Mr. Rose
water charged him with having failed to
vote a straight republican ticket In tsn
years and with having Instructed Johnnie
Wright of the Tenderloin to do as bis
democratic partner. Ransom, directed.. He
said that the approaching primaries should
ba conducted with more honor than a
church raffle, but was too' busy to go Into
details. In fact, as will be disclosed when
the debate appears In full In an early issue
of The Bee, he answered practically every
question that wasn't asked and wasn't
material, but shrouded himself In verbal
fireworks when it came to answering those
that were asked and were material. When
finally cornered on Mercer'a smothering
the quartermaster'a aupply depot bill be
took the one firm stand of tbe evening and
declared It was becauaa the far-seeing
Day Id bad a heaven-born intuition tbat it
the bill was passed the congress would
think Omaha was getting too much an!
would remove the army headquarters
fallacy which Mr. Rosewater punctured
with a dosen lines at bis next opportunity.
Audience la I'nnsaavl One.
The audience was one of tbe most re
markable ever seen at a political gathering
la Nebraska and waa a most Intelligent
one, wVh all. trades and professions well
represented. ' A congressional candidate
came through the door Immediately behind
A brlcktcaaon. ' A former governor of tbe
state waa but two paces ahead of a coach
man. Prominent leaders in the Young
' Woman's Christian association work and
In the Woman's club, provided with tickets
by, Mr, Rosewater, sat with their husbands
or' In groups. Tbe superintendent of schools
and many of tbe teachers were present.
Councilman dotted the audience la every
part of the house. There were many mem
bers of the Jaeksonlan club present, bat It
,was not conspicuous that they huddled to
jgetber as brothers. Farmers and. Tillage
merchants from all three counties of tbe
t Second district were visible. Old touched
elbows with young; women vied with men
tYou feel old. Hour after hour
you slowly drag yourself through
your work. You are tired out all
the time. Night brings no rest.
What is the cause of all this?
Impure Tlood. Get rid of these
impurities. Put your blood in
better' condition. - Build up your nerves.
The-doctors report-to us the bestof success
with Ayers SarsaparilU. It's the only Com
pound Concentrated Extract of Sarsaparilk.
. " I kave d Aycr! SarsaparUla in order to soak my blood purs aad Improve
k7 general keekk. It gave m tho boat aatssfjrtjoa of any soedkino I ever
took. . R. UcCut. TTititocCllL . . , -
' VM. AJlsnwrfcm.
In the applauding and the humorous allies
of both speakers were received cordially
and In good aplrlt.
Hands Not Idle.
There was plenty of applause for each as
he began and closed each of his addresses.
The time was divided equally, each speaker
having seventy-five minutes at his disposal.
In spaces of twenty, ten and five minutes.
The demonstration, while frequently
tumultuous, was never riotous, the most
audible member of the crowd being a fat
man, with a face aa open as his shirt
bosom, who was perched tn the gallery, and
a beardless youth who sst next Mr. Our
ley's law partner on the stage and pounded
the floor with the neat new cane he Is
learning to carry.
Engineer Blackburn, with great modesty
and a clean collar, secreted himself In the
right wing where he could whisper to Mr.
Gurley without having to lean out where
the women could see the perspiration trick
ling down the slope of his radiant brow
to lose itself In the underbrush over bis
la the Boxesi oa the Stage.
In the boxes there was a preponderance
of Judges and prominent attorneys. Among
the fifty-five who sat on the stage were
R. W. Richardson, who acted aa Mr. Rose
water's chairman; Chanea A. Goes, who
performed the ssme office for Mr. Gurley;
Howard Baldrlge and M. L. Learned, who
acted aa bodyguard to "the Adonis of the
Omaha bar" to prevent his being prema
turely showered with boquets when ha
strode down the aisle fifteen minutes be
fore be was due; Mayor Frank E. Moores,
City Clerk Elbourn, Councilman Karr, Judge
E. R. Duffle, Captain H. E. Palmer, O. M
Nattlnger, Judge Guy R. C. Read, Judge
E. Wakeley, John L. Kennedy, J. W. Wood-
rough, W. C. Bhrlver, C. 8. Huntington,
Jules Lumbard, Luther Drake, J. H. Van
Duaen, Judge Clarkson, V. B. Buresh, County
Commissioner Ostrom, George C. Thomp
son, A. J, Coleaon and Hon. I. H. Noyes
Richardson Opens Meeting.
At the opening of the meeting R. W.
Richardson, chairman on behalf of Mr. Rose-
water, Introduced that debater as a man
of Indomitable courage, one who fights In
the open, a national character who has done
yeoman service for the party. His re
marks were ' received with cheers and an
ovation greeted Mr.' Rosewater as he arose.
Mr. Roeewater opened his remarks by
saying that It would appear presumptuous
In him to challenge to debate such an
orator, such a wit as bis opponent, who
haa power to hypnotize with his eloquence
and charm with his Adocls-llke figure. He
said that It seemed at first Impertinent In
Mr. Gurley to "challenge blm to debate the
question of the return of David H. Mercer
to congress for the sixth time, as men are
not generally required to give reasons tor
their choice of public servant!. "But Mr.
Gurley seemed to be In humor for a meettng
and I decided to Indulge htm," said Mr,
The speaker then said that the first ac
quaintance of either Mr. Mercer or Mr.
Gurley with state politics was in the legis
lature of 1887, a legislature which had to
oerform great work for the state. Reading
from the testimony before the Pacific Rail
road commission at page 1257, the speaker
showed the testimony of Mr. Gurley as to
the action of Mr. Gurley and Mr. Mercer
at that aesslon of the legislature, when em
ployed as lobbyists by John M. Thurston,
then general solicitor of the Union Pacific
Cheers greeted Charles A. Goes, who In
troduced Mr. Gurley for bis first twenty-
Qarley'a First Evasion.
Mr. Gurley said his actions before the
legislature of 1887 were not under discus
ston; that be had known Mr. Mercer in
1887 and since then, and bad never known
anything In his record which should deprive
him of the rote of any American citizen.
Tbe speaker referred to editorials In The
Omaha Bee favorable to the candidacy of
Mr. Mercer In previous years notably the
campaign of 1896. The reading of the edl-
torlala elicited considerable applause and
me spepaer, reierring to me support men
given Mr. Mercer by Tbe Bee, asked when
the editor bad changed hie mind.
In tbe second division of Mr. Roaewater'a
remarks he referred briefly to the fact that
assessments made in political campaigns
upon Mr. Mercer had not been. paid and
that The Bee's support in 1896 was be
cause of the fact of the pending measure
for the Transmlaslssippt Exposition, and
that it was for tbe purpose of securing a
man friendly to the enterprise as -chair
man of the committee to which the bill
would be referred. Tbe speaker said that
In 1900 Mercer was elected to the fifth term
In congress, and Immediately began to va
cate that place by an attempt to enter tbe
senate and leave the Second Nebraska dis
trict without a representative. -
Mr. Roaewater then produced tbe ledger
of tbe Capital hotel at Lincoln, showing
that more than $400 had been paid for
liquor and cigars for the Mercer-Gurley
lobby. The speaker then compared the
work of two congressmen from this dis
trict. He said that the first appropriation
for the South Omaha postofflce was secured
by Jobn A. McShane and that Mercer was
not entitled to much credit that had been
Tip for Hitchcock.
Referring to tbe statement of Mr. Our
ley that he had always been friendly to Mr,
Mercer, be called attention to the fact that
in 1898 Mr. Gurley told a Third ward poli
tician to follow the advice of Frank T,
nauaom, who mat year was supporting u.
M. Hitchcock for congress.
Mr. Ourley again asked why Mr. Roose-
water supported Mr. Mercer previously, and
then read a letter from a South Dakota con
greisman to Captain H. E. Palmer saying
that Mr. Mercer should be re-elected; also
a letter from the representative of a South
J. C AYd tO. Lswetk KUml
Omaha commission firm saying that Mr.
Mercer had secured a substation of the
South Omaha postofflce located In the Ex
change building. Mr. Gurley said that in
1838 Mr. Roeewater attempted to draw votes
from Webster, who was a candidate for
In coming to the forum for the third
time Mr. Rosewater denied that be had at
tempted to draw votea from Mr. Webster
as long as there was any chance for the
election of tbat candidate, and said that
the representatlvea bad not been elected on
an Issue Involving Mr. Webster, while la
1900 tbe issue wss plain. Tbat In the cam
paign of 1900 for senator the legislators
were pledged; tbat tbe constitution of the
state provides that the people may ex
press their will for United States senator,
and tbat he had determined not to be a
candidate unless the people expressed their
desire for him; but in spite of that favor
able expression Mr. Mercer placed himself
in the field and attempted to aubvert the
will of the people, thus expressed, that the
question to be settled Is, "Are we to aay
to the people of the country that we are to
send a man back to congress who baa at
tempted to overthrow the will of the peo
ple!" Brines Vp Old Letter.
Upon coming up for the third time! Mr.
Gurley read a letter published In The Bee
defining the position of the editor upon
state Issues in 1899, and quoted former
Governor Poynter as saying that Mr. Rose-
water bad placed the letter with him for
the purpose of showing that Mr. Roeewater
atood with the populists upon the funda
mental principles of their party. Tbe let
ter said tbat the writer waa opposed to
Mr. Rosewater said that be bad come
to discuss the question of Mr. Mercer's
candidacy that Mr. Mercer had voted
against the Interests of Nebraska on the
sugar question, voting with the east to
the Injury of the west; he has spent fifteen
months in ten years In the district. He
has been well paid for the work be baa
done. If he is indlspanslble now why was
he not lndlspenslble two years ago when
he wanted to go to the senate In spite of
the votes of the people of the district. The
committee of tbe District of Columbia has
much patronage to distribute, but it will
be Impossible to name a Nebraskan who
haa received appointments In the district
through the efforts ' of Mr. Mercer. Mr.
Rosewater closed by saying that be has
always been a republican, but has made
enemies of the boodlers and lobbyists who
have fought him and will continue to fight
him, as be has never curried favor with
Mr. Gurley, In reply, read a list of names
of persons whom be alleged Tbe Bee and
Its editor had opposed, and said tbat con
slstent republicans are not alwaya attack
ing republicans and republican candidates,
Explains Some Opposition.
Mr. Rosewater then said that Mr. Mercer
had been guilty of the acts charged against
Rosewater. Mr. Rosewater took occasion
to denounce as falsifiers the men who pub
llshed the alleged list of men he opposed.
Taking up the names, Mr. Rosewater re
ferred to the reason for opposing some of
these men and denied opposing others.
Referring to the city campaign of 1889,
when Mr. Mercer waa chairman of tbe city
central committee, Mr. Rosewater said that
$2,000 was paid in by Mr. Llnlnger which
was used by members of the committee,
with the knowledge of Mr. Mercer, for the
defeat of Mr. Llnlnger and the electron
of R. C. Cushlng, the democratic candl
In response to the above Mr. Gurley read
an alleged interview published In a local
paper In which Mr. Rosewater was quoted
as saying be would run for congress In
case Mr. Mercer was nominated. He then
asked If Mr. Rosewater would support
Mercer if he received the nomination.
tn response Mr. Rosewater said he would
not support any nominee receiving the
nomination at the hands of a minority of
the republicans of the district.
In answer to a question Mr. Gurley said
that he could not say whether Mr. Mercer
would be a candidate for a seventh term.
He said that Mr. Mercer would not ask a
plurality nomination, as the primary or the
convention would be on a majority basis.
An Example of Consistency.
Referring to a statement of Mr. Gurley's
Mr. Rsewatr said that when It became
necessary for him to oppose a republican
nominee be resigned bis position on the
national committee, but when Mr. Gurley
attempted to fight republican candidates
he retained his position on the congres
Speaking of the defeat of the Omaha
quartermaster's supply depot bUl by Mr.
Mercer after Its passage through the senate
Mr. Gurley said that It was done to save
the headquarters for this city. Mr. Gurley
made no denial of the record of Mr. Mer
cer at Lincoln, but said that the charges
had been made before.
- The quartermaster's supply depot, said
Mr. Rosewater, was provided for in a bill
passed by the senate after tbe army bead
quarters were removed to their present
quarters; that the bill which passed the
senate provided for a purchasing agency,
while tbe present bill provides only for a
Then taking up the record of appoint
ments at West Point and Annapolis, Mr,
Rosewater said that Mr. Mercer treated
those appointments as personal rather
than belonging to tbe people; that where
other congressmen appointed after com
petltlve examinations Mr. Mercer chose
sons of political friends.
In his closing remarks Mr. Gurley said
tbat the Issue Is between Mercer and Rose
water, and tbat the people should choose
between the men.
That Dick Ferris and his stock company
have popularised themselves for ths sum
mer run of theatricals in this city was
demonstrated laat nlgbt by the great size
of tbe audience that turned out to see the
performance of "Denise," which is the of
ferlng for tbe last half of tho first week
of the company's engagement.
"Denise" Is a play of rapid action and
strong dramatic situations, and during the
performance of its four interesting acta
the members of the company take advan
tage of the many opportunities offered to
show thst they are by no means without
histrionic ability. In the title role Grace
Hayward baa an exacting part, the por
trayal of a character that seems to run
the whole gamut of human emotions, but
the actress la found equal to the task. Mr.
Ferris, aa Henri Plton, is in a congenial
role, but all part seem congenial to this
versatile actor. Tbaddeus Gray, Robert
Blaylock, Josle Haines and other members
of the company acquit themselves credit
The bill will remain unchanged until the
Sunday matinee, when Mr. Ferris and his
company will present "Jim, tbe Penman."
Movements of Ocean Vessels, May 28.
At New York Bailed La Savole, for
Havre; Neckar, for Bremen, via Cherbourg;
uerst Hiamarca. for liauiDurg, via J'lym
outh and Cherbourg.
At London Arrived Nlcarla. from Ta
coma, San Francisco, Guatemala, etc., for
At Liverpool Arrived Commonwealth,
At Singapore May TO Sailed Ching Wo,
from Tacoma, Yokohama, etc., for Lundon
At Shlraoaekl Balled Moyune, from
Liverpool, etc., for hcattle.
At Quernmowa Sailed Noordland, for
rtniaaeipnia; Uermanlc, for .New York,
both trura Uverooul. '
At Cherbourg Sailed Barbaroaaa. from
tvenien ana ouiaanipion.-for iew Xoia.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTfl OMAHA
Ancient Order of United Workmen Pushes
It Timpla Proposition.
WILL BUILD A HALL FOR CONVENTIONS
Site fleenred and Fnnds for Ereetlna;
the Bnlldlna- Rapidly Soheerlbed
by Members .of tho
Members of the local Ancient Order of
United Workmen are pushing the proposi
tion to sell stock tn order that a building
for the use of tbe two lodges here may be
constructed this summer. The site is se
cured. Is paid for and has been graded and
all that is wanting now is funds for the
building. C. M. Rich asserted yesterday
that over 600 shares at $5 a share had been
sold and that payments are coming In rap-
Idly. Sketches of the plans drawn have
been approved by the building committee
and as soon as the working drawings are
completed an appropriation will be set
aside for the laying of the foundations and
the commencement of the work. Everyone
here appears willing to admit tbe need of
a large hall and this Is what the Workmen
propose to provide. It can be used for con
ventions, political and religious meetings
and bring In a nice revenue to the order.
At tbe present time there Is no hall avail
able except tbe troop armory and this is
engaged every night In the week. An extra
effort Is to be made by Workmen this week
to increase the sale of stock In order that
the construction of the proposed temple
may be commenced during good weather
and completed before winter sets in.
Ordinances to Be Inspected.
Hereafter no ordinances will be Intro
duced before the council of South Omaha
without first having the approval of City
Attorney Murdock. A great deal of trouble
and unnecessary litigation has been started
by reason of poorly drafted ordinances
which have crept In and been passed with
out the sanction of the city attorney, or,
apparently, anyone else versed in law. Ths
expense Incurred In printing has been
great, while unsatisfactory and unsuccess
ful prosecutions under such ordinances
have been both annoying and expensive. A
number of cases are now pending In tho
district court, appealed from the police
court, which will simply be dismissed for
want of prosecution, -as the city cannot
hope to win them on account of the defec
tlve ordinances on which the complaints
are based. The costs will eventually have
to be paid by someone and It can hardly
be tbe defendant unless In case of default
and declaring the bond forfeited.
Address the Children.
A delegation from Phil Kearney post,
Grand Army of the Republic, visited the
public schools yesterday afternoon and de
llvered patriotic addresses to the pupils.
This is In line with the usual custom and
In honor of tbe event Superintendent Mc
Lean had tbe flags on tbe school houses
placed at half-mast. The services In the
schools were necessarily brief, as so many
rooms bad to be visited, but the pupils ap
peared to enjoy the change and all aang
patriotic songs in honor of tbe visitors.
Murdock Preparing; Form.
City Attorney Murdock is preparing tbe
form of bonds for the library proposition,
The city clerk baa already completed tbe
work of making the histories. This was a
tiresome task, as it went back to the voting
of bonds last year. Several dozen sheets of
typewritten copy have been made in these
histories, which will be submitted to tbe
purchasers of the bonds just as, soon aa ut
city attorney prepares tbe form of the
The city engineer has finished setting
stakes on Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets
and grading is being done on these streets
from O to H street. The grading machine
Is also working on H street - from Eight'
eenth to Twentieth. It Is expected tbat
the next thing In order will be tbe opening
of Twentieth street through Syndicate park,
This morning the veterans visited the
various cemeteries and held services over
the remains of members of the Grsnd Army
of the Republic. Tbe services were the
most elaborate of any held In South Omaha
for some years. While the civil war vet
erans led the parade and practically as
sumed control of tbe exercises, they were
amply assisted by the new cavalry troop
of South Omaha, tbe school children of the
city, the Woman's Relief Corps and other
Metric City Goselp.
Mrs. R. A. Carpenter has gone to Wayne,
Neb., to visit friends for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. E. 8. Harrell have gone
to Clarlnda, la., to visit for a day or two.
The High school seniors will hold class
day exercises at the troop armory on
Miles Mitchell, who haa been in Okla
homa for some weeks, has returned to
South Omaha. .
Dennis Harrington met with a loss yes
terday when his horses ran away and
broke his buggy.
Sheriff Power came down from Omaha
yesterday afternoon and closed the Sher
man gambling house. ,
W. E. Davis, local manager of the Omaha
Gaa company, has gone west to spend a
ten days' vacation with relatives.
Dewey lodge No. 68, Bankers' Union of
the World, will give a dance on Saturday
evening at the hall over the South Omaha
National bank building.
The junior class df the South Omaha
High school will entertain the senior class
of 1902 on the evening of June 10 at 1429
North Twenty-fourth street
A recital will be given at the First
Methodist Episcopal church next Mondsy
evening by Miss i'.lsworth. In addition
there will be a musical program.
Charles Williamson of Omaha and Mlas
Flora F. Paddock of South Omaha were
married Wednesday evening by Rev. Ail
The State Letter Carriers' association
meets In convention here today and tonight
a banquet will be given to the visitors by
the looal association to the visiting dele
gates and a number of invited guests.
GENERAL HERRERA'S PLAN
Revolutionary Lender Decides to Ex.
proprlnte All Produce Where
Americans Own Forme.
PANAMA. Colombia. May 30. The gov
ernor of Panama, General Salazar, referring
today to tbe revolutionary situation on
the Isthmus, said be bad received mm
that the revolutionary General Herrera bad
issued a . decree expropriating all produce
of Chlrlqulrl province where many Amer
icano own plantations. .
"I advised tbe American consul general
here, H. A. Gudger, that it would be well
to send tbe United Statauvcruiser Philadel
phia to protect American Interests there,"
said General Salaiar.
"Instead of sending Philadelphia, Mr.
Gudger directed a communication to Gen
eral Herrera via Bocas del Toro, Inquiring
as lo the truth of tbe statement tbat tbe
produce of Cblrlquirl had been expropriated.
General Herrera cannot receive this com
munication for two weeks. Therefore, in
order to protect the interests of tbe United
States, I have ordered two government gun
boats to sea to capture the revolutionary
vessels, which are carrying the produce
exported from Cbiriqulrl province."
The general said that a big engagement,
which should decide tbe fate of the re
bellion on tbe isthmus, must be taking
place today at Puata - Pena or Cblrlqul
In appreciation of the liberal patronage
tbat the High school cadets have always
given their lunch counter tn the High
acbool building, the members of the local
Woman's Christian Temperance union voted
$10 at their meeting of Wednesday afternoon
toward the cadets' encampment fund. It
was further decided to contribute a portrait
of Miss Frances Wlllard to the decoration
of the High schood building and a fine,
bsndsomely framed picture has been or
dered to bo presented on tbe afternoon of
The Omaha union baa been asked to send
three contestants to tbe Beatrice Chautau
qua to participate In the state diamond
Demorest medal contest to be held there
and the women decided to meet their share
of the state'a work.
There was an unusual number of visitors
present, among thera being Mrs. Higby,
president of the Wyoming state union, who
addressed tbe meeting briefly.
Wednesday is Woman'a Christian Tem
perance union night at Volunteers' ball.
The Boys' Temperance club of Tenth
Street City mission are making extensive
preparations for a fishing trip to Cut Oft
lake June 14, and have set about the task
of raising tbe necessary funds moat ener
Their plan Is to give a benefit entertain
ment at the mission on Thursday evening,
May 6, and believing In tbe "for value re
ceived" plan, they have heroically put aside
all bashfulness and will present a program
of music and recitations that promises to
be well worth the 10 rents admission to
be charged. The fishing trip Is to bo under
the supervision of the Instructors of tbe
Under the auspices of the philanthropic
committee and household economics depart
ment of the Woman's club the girls of the
Tenth Street City Mission and Chapel of
the Carpenter are now receiving excellent
Instruction In cooking. The class at Chapel
of tbe Carpenter has been doing encourag
ing work for some time, but this week the
complete equipment of gas stoves and uten
sils has been put in at Tenth street and
tbe classes will be organized tomorrow aft
The kltchengarten and girls' club at Vol
unteers' hall will be continued through
June. The boys' temperance club lnstruc
tlon and the other industrial work at Tenth
street supported by the local Woman's
Christian Temperance union will also close
June 1, but MIbs Magee Intends keeping up
the social side of the work among the chll
dren all summer. The Memorial day picnic
will be dispensed with this year and In Its
stead the children will be taken In smaller
numbers and more frequently to the parks.
A new department of tbe Woman's club
was organised on Thursday afternoon for
the study of the primary principles of law,
The meeting waa held at tbe rooms of the
Young Women's Christian association and
called out a fairly good representation. The
women have been trying for some time to
establish this department that they might
familiarize themselves with legal methods
of caring for property, handling money and
such things as frequently fall to them to
attend to. Mrs. George Tllden was elected
leader; Miss E. F. McCartney, assistant
leader; Dr. Mtllen, second assistant leader;
Mrs. Blanche McKelvey, secretary, and Mrs.
C. C. Rosewater, treasurer. The depart
ment will be known as the depatment for
the study of law and will meet every
Thursday at 2 p. m. during tbe club season.
In addition to their study, the women are
to receive the assistance of several of
the lawyers of the city and expect to
maintain a regular course of lectures. The
outline for tbe coming winter, as adopted
Includes a study of tbe constitutions of the
United States and of Nebraska, the rights
and duties of members of tbe state, laws
regarding real eatate. Including mortgagee,
titles, deeds, and leases, laws of contract,
including tbe making of contracts, sale
partnership, loan of money, bills and notes,
laws affecting special classes of persons,
husband and wife, parents and children,
wills and Intestate succession.
In view of tbe many questions of Inter
national interest the members will take up
tbe study of Scnuylers "American Diplo
macy" for the summer. Tbe department
Includes not a few women who have the
care of their own property and the en
thuslosm promises a most successful de
At the meeting of the devotional com
mittee of the Young Women's Christian
association Monday evening it was decided
tbat the weekly devotional meeting be held
regularly on Monday evening instead of
8unday afternoon. The change will begin
with the first meeting of June. There will
be no meettng on Sunday afternoon, but all
are urged to be present at Monday evenlng'a
meeting, June 1, at 8 o'clock.
The Quid Ltbet club closed Its meetings
for the season last Thursday evening and
tbe committee In charge of the program for
tbe next season has proposed an excellent
The Friday evening bible classes will
close this week and members .of this class
are urged to assist at the Monday meet
Miss Margaret O'Connell, extension sec
retary, haa gone to her home in Sallx, la.,
for a two weeks' vacation.
At the monthly meeting of tbe member
ship committee It was decided to make an
effort to raise this year's membership to
Miss Helen Woodsmall has had charge
of tbe noon meetings among the young
women at M. E. Smith's during tbe ab
ence of tbe extension secretary.
Warm spring days produce a feeling of
drowsiness If tbe body Is loaded with tbe
impurities of winter diet. Cleanse tbe
blood, liver and bowels with Prickly Ash
Bitters. It creates energy and cheerfulness.
Crtm E A1L
A perfect cereal coffee
of delicate flavor and
Ii delicious as well '
as healthful. Is at
first a substitute for
coffee is a poor sub
stitute for Figprune.
Boil S to 10 minutes.
ISS LftURR HOWARD,
President South End Ladies' Golf Club,
Chicago, Cured by Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound After
the Best Doctors of Chicago4 Had
Failed to Help Her.
Pitch letters a the following must surely convey conviction to the heart
of all women that the frrcat claims that Mrs. i'inkham makes for her medicine
must be based upon poeitive evidence.
la it reasonable, think yon, that we oonld hire such women aa Mlas How
ard to speak well of Lydia E. Pinkhnm's Vegetable Compound lust
for commercial reasons 1 Impossible 1 and it is an insult both to her and to
Mra. rinkham to suggest such an idea therefore, let every woman read this
letter and believe, for it ia as genuine in every particular as the eyes with
which you read these words.
Mrs. Plnkhain Invite all women who are. ill to write her for
advice. Address Lynn, Mass., giving full particulars.
MISS LAURA HOWARD.
" Dbak Mb8. Pikkham : I can thank you for perfect health to-day,
and gladly do I acknowledge it. Life looked bo dark to me a year or
two Ago. I had constant pains, my limbs swelled, I had dizzy 6pellfl. and
never Knew one day how I would feel the next. I was nervous ana had
no appetite, neither could I sleep soundly nights. Eight bottles of
Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound, used in conjunction with
your Sanative Wash, did more for me than all the medicines and the
skill of the doctors. For eight months I have enjoyed perfect health.
I verily believe that most of tho doctors are guessing and experimenting
when they try to cure a woman with an assortment of complications,
such as mine ; but you did not guess when you mixed your Compound :
you evidently know what you are giving suffering women and are sure of
what it will do. How I wish all suffering women could only know of your
Temedy : there would bo less suffering and many thousands more happy
and healthy women in America." Lauka. Howard, 113 Newberry Ave,
O, my sisters, I do pray you to profit by Miss Howard's experi
ences; just as surely as she was cured of the troubles enumerated
in her letter, Jurft so surely will Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable
Compound cure every woman in the land who suffers from womb
troubles, inflammation of the ovaries, kldne y troubles, nervous
excitability, and nervous prostration ; remember that it is Lydia
E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound that Is curing women, and
don't allow any druggist to sell you anything else in its place.
I fjlrAftfl K,?WAJKP w ! deposits with hNlonal City Bank of Lvnn, 8000,
I VHIIIIEI hlcBil Id oaoy peron whooauc1 th the above testimonial letter
I tllslllllll U.B? (aiM or pabiuaa Wore obtaining the writer's speotsl eer-
VUWUW mission. Lydia :t. Plnkham Medicine Co.. LyuitTkaasT
A FISHERMAN ?
If so, before making; any plans for
your summer fishing trip, you should
write or call on us for Information
nAPt.inin. tn thA T ji Wo. rit Minnesota.
There are ten thousand lakes In the State of
Minnesota, which are filled with Bass, Pickerel.
Crapple, Muskalonge, etc.
' Remarkably low round trip tickets with Ions
limits, will be on sale all summer.
Information regarding fishing resorts, hotel
rates, and round trip tickets will be cheerfully
W. H. BRILL,
1402 Farojin St Ditt.Pats. Aft, III. Cent. R. R.
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Por sale by all flrst-olass grooora. .
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are better than laundry
For removing itaini j for
scouring garment! j for wish
ing woolens, flannels, col
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and toilet, it is without an
Why not give your grocer
a trial.order f
Why not give the order
Three laundry, ioc ;
bata aad toilet, jc; aval
Thi Cudaht Packing Co.
Ads Sell on
Xo free gift Is necessary '
to make thera - worth
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