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TITE OMAHA DATTT BEE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1002.
11ERCER BUYS A GOLD BRICK
Form of Card Addres'sd to
Voters of the District.
TAKES CREDIT FOR SECRETARY HAY'S ACT
la Aaother Circular the SnnrMlilfl
CoDrrmta Modentljr Anserts
" that lie Built he City
of Soath Omaha.
Tns latest example of political literature
which has been given utterance by Con
gress man Mercer la an appeal to the Jewleh
rotera of the Second district. In which he
lays claim to many virtues and to credit
for much work which a year ago wu not
known. The card. In Hebrew characters,
waa prepared by one Nathelson, a man well
known aa a dealer in votes and political In
fluence which Is considered somewhat of
gold brick by aome who have dealt with
blm In prevloua years. During the last
campaign he waa a worker for the demo
cratic ticket and thia year he has under
taken to bring the votes of hie co-rcllgton-lata
to the nonresident congressman.
The congressman opens his epistle to the
Jews by asking: "What has Congressman
D. II. Mercer done during the period be has
been in office tor the citizens and the people
of his district and why should the citizens
of his district vote for him again T"
"Mr. Mercer loves the good-will of the
people," says the circular, "and baa
friendly feeling for the Jews Just as well
a tor the Christians. The proof is that he
baa co-operated with and helped Congress
man Ooldfogle In congress with his vote
and bis Influence to the end that r.n Amer
ican passport should be honored In Russia,
no matter by whom carried. He baa ex
pressed his sympathy against the persecu
tors of our unfortunate brothers in Rou
mania through the secretary of state, who
protested against Roumania'a persecution
of the Jews. All these praiseworthy ends
are only in keeping with the following ex
hibit of his Influence exerted not only for
bis district, but for the entire state of Nebraska."
Then follows list of claims which he
makes as to the appropriations secured for
the state and district in the way of publlo
buildings. Among these claims Is one that
be secured an eight-hour law which is made
part of the contract for every public
building, and that he has been endorsed by
labor organizations for bis work in con
gress. Following the statement of bis efforts In
behalf of the state and the number of logs
be baa assisted in rolling comes a list of
ths candidates which be asks the Jews of
Omaha to vote for. This list la notable for
the fact that every candidate on the stale
ticket haa been ignored. According to the'
appeal to the Jews In behalf o(3he non
resldi . congressman the man; second in
Importance to ths congressman himself is
A. W. Jefferls, candidate for county attor
ney. Not one word for Mickey, no recog
Bltloa of McGllton, totally Ignoring Mor
tenaon. Marsh and the entire state ticket
In bis efforts to make himself, the Hat of
names which be aaka the Jews to vote for
includes only the Douglas county candi
dates. Ths careful wording of the message to
the Jewa on the subject of bis sympathy
with the Roumanian Jews would lead the
careless reader to believe that his protest
to Secretary Hay called forth the official
protest of the aecretary, which caused some
International comment a tew weeks ago.
M hen that protest was Issued Congressman
Mercer was making one f bis biennial
visits to Omaha. He may have written a
latter to Secretary Hay, but 1? that letter
was written before the secretary made bis
protest Mr. Mercer certainly showsJ a
knowledge of international affairs which
be has never ahowa at any othor time. The
very active protest Mr. Mercer made at the
tlms the country waa discussing the insults
offered to the dead body of Rabbi Joseph
nd to bis living friends has never been
beard either in or out of Jewish circles.
Tbs depth of this overpowering love for
the Jews on the part of Mr. Mercer lr
hown by a statement, in the Examiner, the
only paper in the city which haa had the
temerity to come out positively and une
quivocally for the re-election of the present
congressman, to the effect that the only
classes which Mr. Mercer has to fear in the
community are the Bohemians and the orth
Tbs failure of tns congreasman to men
tion his superiors on the state ticket is
but ths first evidence of a report which has
been current tor more than three weeks to
the effect that Mercer would, if possible,
trade the entire atate ticket for bla own
election. The report has not been confined
to Omaha, but baa penetrated the state.
where it baa been given more than passing
attention by candidates on the state ticket.
Mr. McGllton haa many friends in Omaha
who will not be pleased to see him sacri
ficed to the personal ambition of a man
who could not trust the people of bis dis
trict, but must call to his aid residents ut
an adjoining state. While no one questions
ths loyalty of Mr. McGllton to the entire
republican ticket, he has the following
which will resent the attempt to sacrifice
blm. with bla conferees on the state ticket.
and the Jewish circular is but one overt
act of ths nonresident congressman.
Ths claim that Mr. Mercer has benefited
the working man who Is so fortunate aa to
secure work from government contractors
by the preaent provision ss to the eight
hour day Is thus ventilated by a person eon
nected with the qusrtermaster's depart
ment of the War department whose experi
ence extends over many years. He said:
"You will notice that each contract now
signed on behalf of the government for new
buildings provides that work shall only be
for eight hours each day, 'except in cases
of emergency,' and In this exception lies
the defeat of the provision. My experience
Is that it la easy for a contractor who de
sires to work his men ten or even twelve
hours to create an emergency, I have
known many to do this, and so far aa I know
their excuse baa always been accepted at
Wsshlngton. Of course where unions are
strong they can, in some Instances, make
the contractor observe an, eight-hour day,
but so far as this contract provision Is con
cerned there is no real obligation upon the
contractor to observe an eight-hour day,
as he Is the sole Judge of the emergency
which will require him to work longer
"At the last session of congress a bill waa
introduced which made an elght-bour day
obligatory upon all government contractors.
This bill was not passed, and although Mr.
Mercer now tells of his strenuous effort in
behalf of the working man, he let the gol
den opportunity pass to make that effort
seen. The last public building bill, which
was one of the greatest plecea of brazen
logrolling ever seen In congress, was pre
pared solely for the, purpose of securing
votes for its passage. If a representative
or senator was supposed to have consid
erable Influence with his fellows he waa
given all he asked In the bill, regardless
of how worthy his claims may hava been.
It carried an appropriation of an amount
of money unprecedented in a publlo build
ing bill. By Its construction and lta provi
sion for the special Interests of certain
sections of the country It was certain to
pass. As the president cannot veto Items
in a bill without vetoing the entire bill, and
as this bill contained items which were
absolutely necessary for the transaction of
public business, it waa equally certain that
the bill would be approved. With this con
dition existing, Mr. Mercer could have In
serted one paragraph providing that eight
hours should constitute a day's work on all
building provided for In the act, dropping
tho cowardly exception la case of emergen
cies, and the eight-hour law would have
been an Integral part of the law of the
land on publlo building, for onee on no
house of representatlvea would have dared
to drop it again. Mr. Mercer showed bis
love for the working man and bis devotion
to their Interests by failing to make this
provision, and now be claims to have se
cured the passage of an eight-hour law
which those In a position to know aay Is
The Mercer literary bureau is being over
worked with appeals to classes and
geographical locations. In an epistle to the
people of South Omaha he claims so much
that little would be left In South Omaha If
what he has brought there were to be taken
away, according to his statement. - Prom
the new postoOce building to the Carnegie
library Mercer haa secured them all. He
got a bill through for a railroad and wagon
bridge across the Missouri river at South
Omaha. The bridge isn't there yet, and the
men who propose to bulla It have carefully
refrained from making their, names public.
He had the Fostofflce department establish
branch of ths South Omaha office In the
Exchange building. He Is again the cham
pion of the aon-effeftlve eight-hour law;
and, quoting from the circular. "It would be
Impossible within the brief apace allotted to
this circular to specify In detail the minor
services rendered this community by our
There are several newspapers of different
political affiliations In South Omaha. They
are edited hv , men who, presumably, have
the Interests of their community at'heart,
so the paucity of the friendship tor the non
resident congressman Is shown. In the clos
lng paragraph of the appeal, which says:
"This appeal to the good cttisens of South
Omaha Is presented at this time and hv this
form because under existing conditions
there Is no other way of presenting to tbs
Individual voter the facta regarding the
present congressional campaign."
As brooks make
rivers, rivers run to
John Dry den
In like manner from one mod
est purchase of
a set of teaspoons, for
example, a complete
service of household
ware may eventuate.
Gorham silverware can
be matched at any time,
and if bought m this
gradual fashion the cost
is scarcely felt. Thus
the acquisition is ren
dered easy of a service
of silverware, the de
sign, workmanship and
quality of which are
beyond all question.
BOARD EXPRESSES SORROW
Coanty Commissioners Adopt Reaola.
tloas Vpoa Death of Coanty
The Board of County Commissioners at a
brief meeting held yesterday morning
adopted resolutions as follows upon, the
death of Harry C. Miller, late county clerk:
Wherea. On the lKth dav of October. 1902.
Harry C. Miller, clerk of Douglas county,
isen., olea at the nnme or his daughter.
Mrs. Donald Macrae. In Council Bluff a. Ia.:
Whereas. Mr. Miller has been clerk of
rin.i.1.. -Inn T nil. .11 1 1 ,9 -
as such clerk had faithfully and efficiently
performed the duties of the office, ana by
his conduct woo the respect and admira
tion of the citizens of Douglas county and
the love and esteem of the membera of the
board; therefore be It.
Resolved. By the Board of County Com
missioners of Douglas county, that In the
death of Harry C. Miller this board has
lost a most worthy and efficient officer
and the county of Douglas a faithful clerk,
the community a public-spirited and hon
orable cltlsen. the family a loving husband
and father; snd be It further,
Reolved, That this board extend Its sym
pathy to the wife and daughter In their
bereavement, and that these resolutions be
spread upon the records of this board and a
copy thereof be sent to the family of our
Constipation Is the rock that wrecks
many lives; It polspns tho very life blood.
Regularity can be established through
the uae of Prickly Ash Bitters. It Is mildly
cathartic and strengthens the stomach, liver
Christmas goods arriving,
New Dlnlnar Car Service.
The Missouri Pacific Railway has Inaug
urated the finest cafe and dining car serv
ice in the west on their trains from St.
Joseph, Atchison and Kansas City to St.
Louis, also to Colorado, Pacific coast and
all points west. Entire new and up-to-date,
wide vestlbuled trains are run through from
these points without change.
The new observation cafe and dining .art
are equal In service and appointments to
"anything on wheels." Same service Is also
run in the opposite direction. For further
Information, pamphlets, etc., of this splen
did service, address any agent of the Mis
souri Pacific, or H. C. Townsend, O. P. & T.
A., St. Louis. Mo.
OiOO P. M.
Limited train via MILWAUKEE
Leaves Omaha Union depot dally,
cent equipment, latest palace
library-buffet car. dining car, new coaches.
City Office, 150 Farnam street.
F. A. NASH.
General Western Agent
Kansas City. Ho.
The American Royal Cattle and Swlns
Show and Kansas City Horse Show will be
held at Kansas City, Mo., from October 20
to 25. Round trip tickets will be sold at
one fare, plus $2, by the Missouri Paclfio
Railway Company from October 18 to Oo
tober 22 Inclusive.
. CITY TICKET OFFICE.
Southeast Corner Fourteenth and Douglas
Diamonds, $15.00 to $500.00. Edholm, jeweler.
The Missouri Pacific will sell round trip
tickets at very low rates on Tuesdays, No
vember 4th and 18th. December 2d and
16th, for certain points In southwest Mis
souri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory,
Texas, Arkansas, etc. Stopovers allowed on
going journey. Final limit of tickets, 21
(fays. For further Information, maps, rates.
etc., address any agent of the company, or
Thos. F. Godfrey, passenger and ticket
agent, southeast corner of 14th and Douglas
8ts., Omaha, Neb.
18-K wedding rings, Edholm, jeweler.
King Cole Whole Wheat Flour for muffins.
At last It has been discovered wbere Mr.
Mercer's endorsement by a labor organiza
tion comes from. It ia mad known by one
of the circulars which are flooding the mails
behalf of this candidate. The circular
Is headed, "Union Labor Endorses Mercer,"
and one would suppose that at least one of
the labor organizations of Omaha bad dis
covered in bis acts aome one thing that
would recommend him to organized labor.
But If one looks for a local endorsement
that hope Is dashed In tho first line, as the
endorsement comes all the way from New
York City, and purports to be signed by
the officers of ths Interstate Steel and Cop
per Plate Printers of North America. This
union is sucb an Important one that dili
gent Inquiry among the members of allied
printing trsdea In Omaha falls to reveal one
man, no matter bow often be haa attended
International coaventione of labor unions,
who knows anything about It. There are
some steel and copper plats printers In
Omaha, but there is no union of that branch
of the printers' craft in this city. The
union endorses blm particularly for bla
work on the Chinese exclusion act and in
cidentally on the elght-bour law.
We don't know how Mr. Mercer got this
endorsement," said a representative of one
of the printers' unions of the city, "but he
certainly did not get it at any meeting
where an Omaha delegate waa present. We
know the congressman too well. It seems
strange that be should expect an endorse
ment from aa obscure society to do him
any good in a community where there are
union men whose affiliations ars with un
Ions containing thousands of members.
whose branches ars In every city of the
country and whose members are associated
with the American Federation of Labor
wherein our delegates may come Into con'
tact with the representatlvea of all socle.
ties of importance enough to be affiliated
with that society."
The International Union of Steel and
Copper Plate Printers has been discovered.
It was represented at ths last meeting of
the American Federation of Labor. In aj
organization In which the International Ty
pographlcal union haa 365 vote, the Press
men's union 100 votes, the, Cigar Makers'
union 229 votes, the Retail Clerks 250 votes,
the Machinists 325 votes, the International
union, which Mr. Mercer boasts baa -endorsed
blm, baa but seven votea all told.
This, under the organization plan of the
American Federation of Labor, means that
throughout the land there are not to exceed
759 members of the 8teel and Copper Plate
Printers' union not as many men as are
In the Team Drivers' union of Omaha, and
but little larger membership than several
of the Omaha unions have had when at their
largest enrollment. One delegate rep
resented this union at ths meeting
of the Federation la 1901.
Shoes always give entire satisfac
tion. Their style and wearing value can
not be equaled at any ordinary shoe
We manufacture and retail "Onltnod"
shoes exclusively. The price remains
the same always.
The price of the "Onimod" shoe (for
men only) Is
$3.50 and $2.50
We solicit mall orders.
205 South 15th St.
Wright wrongs no man. Wright'.
fashioned buckwheat flour Is pure.
Good openlcg for a newspaper or magazine
solicitor. Permanent position for a com
petent man. Address. Twentieth OoMtry
Farmer, Bee Building, Omaha,
Publish your legal notices U The Weekly
Bee. Telephone 2311.
B. Burns, Havlland bread butter set, $3.
Diamond lockets. Edholm, jeweler.
Rare Millinery Values
for a Busy Thursday.
Ladies1 and Misses' O O sTl
uality Dress Hats -W-Vf
Those goods are exceptionally fine bats
J 3 TXlVii A. In
and are without doubt the finest value we
have ever offered at such an early period
the fall season however, we are
ever on the alert to progress In our
Immense business therefore you get a
grand value tomorrow for very little
tie money tho regular
price of these hata
$5.00 tomorrow at
$3.00 STREET HATS AT 75C
These bats have created a furore In the millinery section
no better millinery value wes ever offered for street bats Just
think of over 100 styles of the correct new tailored hats mad of
the very best materials and sold as high as $5.00 In pmm f
some Instances the average price of these hats up g r
till this time was $3.00 while they last
$5.00 AND $6.00 GOLF SKIRTS $2.98
A special lot of fine golf skirts In eight or ten different styles
made of good meltons, cheviots and etc. In gray
oxford, blue and brown many worth
$5.00 and $6.00, at
sS-ln. Monte Carlo Coats $8.98
These splendid coats are lined
throughout satin strap trim
medcastor, red, navy and
black a regular
$12.60 coat Tbur'
27-Inch Kersey Coals at 2.98
Elegnnt coats with guaran
teed lining with velvet collar
and cuffs, nicely tailored cas
tors, brown and blue
made to sell at
$15.00 SUITS AT $7.50
125 suits Including many sample garments, bought at 50 per
cent less than value made of all the new materials In Norfolks,
blouses, etc., many of these suits are worth y f?A
$16.00 all in one lot at A iOU
LADIES' PATENT LEATHER SHOES
Fifteen styles each different from the other light, medium
and heavy weight soles in. patent calf sJKn, patent
colt, ideal kid and enamel plain kid tops and dull or mat kid tops
military. Cuban & 1 Q Q y SZf 01 Q - p"
opera heels at- VO 4OUi PO 0uU
25c Ilandkerchiefsat 10c
A magnificent assortment of handkerchiefs all pure
linen, plain and hemstitched, all width hems,
many with lace and emroidered trimming, at each
$1.00 and Sl.RO Kid Gloves ut 59c.
A great bargain square filled with hundreds of pairs
gloves, going at prlce.-t lower than good gloves ever
these are mended gloves and some have slight im
perfections; they come In the 2-clasp, the 4-button,
all sizes, some real kid, worth up to $1.50 a pair, at
chapter tK-t every
mother should read,.
And not only read, but heed.
poday ive offer some very
striking values in children s
suits. We wish to state em-
p:piancauy tnat tiese are tne
A'C 7 , -ir- t
jf'T'jj 0lssesi vaiues ever ojjereu, i?i
J Vy f ee
A shipment of 250 Baits Just re
ceived and they go on sale QO
today. They are exception-
ally good value at $3.50, at
Children's Suits in all wool chev
iots the colon are mostly fJ30
in gray mixtures, double- ,
breasted and Norfolk styles
Children's Suits made of all wool cassimere, in
double-breaeted and Norfolk styles, they come 50
in very pretty checks and green mixtures jb
sizes 4 to 16 .....
K.a.t trrr (.itiiVJ bum saw - at
A COLD PROPOSITION.
nowELis anti-kawf cporrx0 .raw
stores at 25c and SOc '
F. M. Russell
Reading Lamps. Electric.
Oil and Gas.
Electric & Gas Fixtures
JU S. IStb St. Telephone 30J.
Sweaty Feet, Bunions,
If your druggtut hasn't
ill Bee Bldg., Omaha. Neb.
Hutur.iMV. October SSIIi. at V:30 a. m.. I
will uftVr my entire stork of furniture,
atuves, etc.. at publlo auction, This U nq
fake, Everything U t sulO. iJaaiers,
duu't fail to cuiue,
l North PUteeatb iliieet.
We Searched Omaha
from etem to stern with a
majrolfrinsr class for the lest
tailoring talent in town.
Now, we have It nil bottled up
"on the hill" In our Bee Builditij?
store and we're ready to unbottle
It for your benent.
You'll be patronizing home In
dustry when you patronize us.
Not a single stitch of our cloth
ing will be made outside of
Omaha or by people not living
and sleeping and spending their
money in Omaha-
That's as certain as taxes.
suit fabrics Fashion's fall
favorites, are here ready for
your Inspection, selection, wear
ing. Fit. fashion,' faultless finish
and stylish sturdy fabric guar
anteed by a cast-Iron rule
"Tour money back if you want
Suits for from $25 to $50; Over
coats, $25 to $05; Trousers, $d to
LhcCarthy Tailoring Co.
Phone 1808. 1712 Farnam St
Bee Bldf ., Omaha.
YOU CAN'T KNOW
The value of our misses' and chil
dren's shoes unless you see and wear
them vlcl kid and box- calf with
medium heavy genultfe welt soles
in sizes 5 to 8, at 11.50 8H to 11 at
1.75 1U4 to 2 at $2.25 2 to 6
women's sizes, with the low heels at
J3.00 we guarantee the fit and com
fort of these shoes, for we have
special salesmen that know how to
fit misses' and children's shoes.
These are genuine welt soles, that
have no nails or seams to hurt the
feet. We guarantee them to be the
best welt shoe you ever bought.
DREXEL SHOE GO
Omnha's Up-to-Date Shoe House,
Eend for New Fall Catalogue.
1419 FARNAM STREET.
Ws Otter Subject to Prior Sala
Omaha Gas Go
First Consolidated Mortgage Fifteen
Year Gold Bonds, 6 per cent semi
annual Interest Price 101 and In
terest A safs Investment for banks,
estats or trust funds.
GEORGE & CO.,
1601 Farnam St.
Is a coupon. Cut It out. It Is valuable to
all people who are losing their hair. To
every customer who presents thla coupon
we will give free of charge with each bottle
of Parfalan Hair Tonic a 25c can of
Hhamnoo Paste and a auarantee (written
nne If you desire) that the Parisian Hair
Tonic will absolutely stop your hair from
falling out. That's fair. If It don't do the
business bring back the empty bottle and
ipt vour 75c and no foollna.
J1.50 Fellow's Pvrup Hvpophosphltes.... 8So
$3.60 Marvel Whirling Spray Syringe. ...$2.50
tl.5o Vln Marlanl SXc
$1.00 Wine C'ardtil 4ic
ll irt Hurler's Female Regulator tiruar-
tl.M) Canadian Malt Whlnkey (Dure).... 75c
iic Laxative Broroo Quinine 1'ic
Cjulnacetol (beat cold cure out) 2uc
$2.00 Chester's Pennyroyal Pills $1.00
16th sad Chlcaa-o,
Tel. T4T. 1. W. Cor,
The Bee for All News
Why is It that on can recog
nize these garments among
The reputation of half a cen
tury of honorable dealings Is
perpetuated with every article
. -tew '.'t .v
Grand' Fur Exhibit
Right t Home In Omaha.
Her Grand Hotel. Thurs
day, Friday and Sat
23, 24. 25.
These furs ars made of skins that ars ths
very pick of the world's fur market. They
possess the Inimitable Albrecht styls and
out that marks their delusiveness among
thousands and proclaims the wearer thereof
as handsomely dressed.
Our representative, Mr. W. F. Clarke, will
be pleased to show you our complete line
of correct furs at above time and place,
(Make note.) Save your orders for him,
Tay for the goods when you want them
later. It will pay you well to be there, as
this Is the season's opportunity to purchase
a low priced high grade garment for winter
E. Albrecht & Son,
The reputation of half a centu ry for honorable dealing Is perpetuated In
very article sold.
20 East Seventh St., St. Paul, Minn.
i iisuji. u. nn. ! .J.aa, 1..J.lWCTs.l.j ..ul j. m u. ,n.j,.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Cottier University Excursion
Leaves Burlington Station, 10th and
Mason etreetB, Omaha, 8:40 a. in. Re
turning, leaves Lincoln 6 p' m. ; arrives
Omaha 7:45 p, m.
Other trains leave Omaha 8:10 p. m.,
4:25 p. m., 11:10 p. m.
Tickets good to return October 24 or
1502 Farnam Street,
would be a good time to select your Christmas gift. We
will lay It aside for you. You can easily have It paid
for by Christmas. The nobbiest, tsstleat line In the city.
Spend a few minutes at our store. Look fur Hi
S. W. LINDSAY, The Jeweler,
18l Dsmsjaa St.
WHEN YOU BOY A
few ars not paving lor CUatOMO. bCUEMta, k UEE DEALS, ETC., bul
far FINE QUALITY HAVANA TOBACCO. EQUAL to IMPORTED CIGARS,
r. K. sUCsl Ms-HOaNTtm CIOaA CO. Vli'.f, ftb Laula, Vales U4e
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