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THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 10o5.
ELECT HASTINGS TRUSTEE
Cralitors of W P.. Ber.mtt Company
Eeqnire Tour Ballots Tor Election- j
MOVEMENT ON TO KEEP THE STORE OPEN
W. II. Dennett Appears Wltnrii
tanU nnd Tells of Loans Made
by Merrnntlle Company
At the meeting of the creditors of the
W. R. nennott company, bankrupt, yester
day afternoon, Edgar E. Hastings was
elected trustee on the fourth ballot. Tbe
contest wss between number of
the large creditors and the (Treat ma
Jorltjr of those whose claim were rora
paratlvely urn all. On the flnU ballot thin
il shown by the fact that W. H. McCord
received 64 votes, representing more than
$218,000 of the liabilities, while E. E. Hal
ting received 272 votes, representing a
little more than 130.000. The second bal
lot waa relatively the same, the support
of Mr. McCord coming principally from
the bank and the large wholesale house,
On the third ballot a nu.nber of the larger
creditors broke rank and voted for Mr.
Haatlngs. Then an attempt waa made to
adjourn tbe meeting and have the trustee
appointed by the referee. Thl wa voted
down and on the fourth ballot all came
to Mr. Haatlngs except J. J. O'Connor, who
represented Teter Mangold' claim for
After the election of Mr. Hasting bla
bond wa fixed by the creditors at $.".0,000,
the same amount as be has furnished a
receiver pending the creditors' meeting,
flennett on the Stand.
An Interesting phase of tbe afternoon
cession was the Introduction of W. R.
Bennett on tho witness stand to lay the
foundation for the examination which will
be held at an adjourned session. He testi
fied that be wa the president of the bank
rupt company and told of Its organization
In 1RS0 and of the organization of the
W. R. Bennett Building company ten year
later. He said that the building company
bad a nominal capital stock of $400,000 at
the beginning, but that II had never had
any capital except such a was borrowed.
The Incorporators were S. F. Bennett, W.
R. Bennett, Irving Allison and F. W. Brown.
The stock was never delivered and the
wltnees did not know bow It was divided
between the stockholders. He said tbe
building company borrowed $50,000 from
the mercantile company and the .money
was used to pay part of the purchase price
of the site; later the building company
borrowed $75,000 on first mortgage from
the Prudential Life Insurance company
and $100,000 on a second mortgage from
John R. Webster; probably $30,000 wore
was borrowed by the building company
from the mercantile company, and an evi
dence of Indebtedness for $80,000 given
aside from these sums all the money re
quired by the building company was bor
rowed by the mercantile company and paid
out on the building, and no separate ac
count kept of the transactions between the
Whllo these proceedings were ' taking
place before' the referee the O'Donohoe
Redmond company filed an application be
fore Judge Munger to require the trustee
to keep the business of the bankrupt com
pany In operation. In the application It
was said that the applicant had contracted
with the W. R. Bennett company to op
erate a dry goods department In the store
and It had leased for a term of years
certain space and the right to use win
dow for display; much of the value of tbe
space and location depended upon the fact
that It was In combination ' with the lines
of good carried by the Bennett company
In the store and the failure of the trustee
to carry on the business would work lrre.
parable Injury to the applicants.
Notice of thl application wa served upon
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Mr. Hatting as soon as he had been elected
and at 4 o'clock the matter was railed up
b'fore tbe judge. It wa then decided
that an lnvtlce of the iteck oc hand should
be taken be 'ore the hearing under tbe
apptlrallon was completed and In order to
take thl Inventory the store must be
closed Monday and probably Tuesday.
Member of the other Arm iolng business
la the building consented to close tbe bouse
for thl time, a It would give them an
opportunity to take stock.
llrarlnar Rest Week.
The Judge then referred the matter to
C. E. Clapt,, as special master, with In
structlons to hear the cause and report
Immediately by mall to Lincoln, where
Judge Munger will be for the next week.
As soon a the Invoice Is taken Mr. Has.
tings will file his bond and qualify as
trustee, and after thatjlme the question of
continuing the business will be decided by
A list of tbe claimants represented yes
terday whose claims are $1,000 or more
arc as follows:
McCord-Rrrxrly compjny , $32,437 84
l'eter Alms-old SO.UUO U0
Commercial National bank 25,ono 00
Merchanta' National bank 22.500 on
T'nlted States Natlonnl bank 20,O0 00
Paxtnn-ttallngher company 19.161 6$
O. V. Wattles 15.W0 0
Allen Hrus. company 12. 98 15
Nebraska National bank Jl.frW Oft
Columbia National bank, Lincoln... lO.otff) 00
I nlon National bank: 10.009 00
Nebraska I'lanlnc Mill comnanv .M3 tfl
John Driseull Craig. Neb 6.0C0 00
farmer ban. yons. Net 5,000 00
Henry Klx. Calhoun, Neb 5,U 00
Fir,t National bank. Tender. Neb.. S.ouo on
Phelby County bank, Harlan, la..., 5,000 00
Hay-ward Hros. Shoe company 4,!M M
f-lmmons Mfg. Co., St. Louis. 4.085 76
Knnk of Talmnge 4."0 00
ntkfn A Hrooks, Chicago $.815 07
M. Field A Co l.K an
Dorothy Dodd Shoe company 1.4t M
I.ehlgh Menufacturlng company... 1.443 45
Dee Publishing company. .. S.114 4
National Dlarult company 2,117 el
Indianapolis Stove company 1,9TB 66
Hi nigue, Warner & Co 1,628 30
Samuel Oupplcs company, St. Louis 1.601 81
D. J. O'Hrlen company 1,482(1
World Publishing company 1,479 15
Pwlft and Company 1,892 88
Jennings Bros. Mfg. company 1.87 15
Omaha Packing Company 1,2X3 04
L. Manhelmer & Bro., Chicago 1,215 (3
Hector-v lineimy company 1,164 18
Kmoke. Phukort & Co una ho
Thayer ft Chandler , 1,095 52
Duly News company 1,036 89
Simmons Hardware company l,ol 14
WEST POINT, Neb.. Jan. 17. (Special.)
Elmer Petermann and Miss Bertha Melcher
were the contracting parties at a pretty
wedding at the German Lutheran church
on Thursday, Rev. A. R. E. Oelachlaeger,
pastor, officiating. Tbe bride Is the second
daughter of Martin Melcher of Bt. Charles
township. The groom I a well known
young business man of this city. The
couple will reside in West Point.
WAHOO, Neb., Jan. 17. (Special.) John
F. Kroutel of Yukon, Okl., and Miss Mary
Fisher of this city were united in mar
riage at the Catholic church this morning
by Father Bor. The bride la tbe oldest
daughter of H. A. Fisher. Mr. and Mrs.
Kroutel will make their home at Tukon.
This Is easier said than done, yet it may
be of some help to consider the matter. It
the cause is something over which you have
no control it Is obvious that worrying will
not help the tnatter in the least. On tbe
other hand, if within your control you have
only to act. When you have a cold and
fear an attack of pneumonia, buy a bottle
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and uae it
Judicious! and all cause for worry aa to
tho outcome will quickly disappear. There
Is no danger of pneumonia when it la used.
Murder In the First Dcfrcs)
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 17. Samuel Miller,
who came here from Kansas City a few
weeks ago with the avowed Intention of
killing his wife, and who shot her to death
In her store on Main street, was today
convicted of murder in the first degree.
He will be sentenced to hang by Judge
Moss on Monday.
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ST. LOUIS IS SAFE IN PORT
Putecperi on Delayed American Liner
frame Indignant Essolutiona,
IN3TRLCT LAWYERS TO SUE COMPANY
Damages TV 111 Re Demanded for Delay
tVhlrh Coat Many Heavy Losses
Food 'applies Cat Dons
NEW YORK. Jan. 17. Tho steamship
St. Louis arrived at Its pier today, after
an extremely slow trip, owing to leaky
bolters. The time from Cherbourg to ths
lightship waa thirteen dsys, five hours and
twenty minutes, six days, fifteen hours
and twenty-five minutes behind ths ship's
best record. There was no accident of
any kind and, although heavy weather was
encountered, practically all the delay was
caused by Inability to get up steam in the
Passengers Are Indignant.
Ths passengers became Indignant when
they learned of the poor progress the ves
sel was making and an indignation meet
Ing was held, at which the litis) was se
verely censured for permitting passengers
o embark on a steamer in a condition of
A statement was drawn up and gtven to
the public on arrival here today by a com
mittee chosen to set forth the grievances
of those on board.
After the vessel was sighted off Nan
tucket last night good time was made to
New York and It reached the pier soma
tours ahead of the time set Isst night. A
large crowd gathered at the pier and
cheered as the ship came in with Its load
of human beings, for whose safety grave
fears had been entertained for several days.
Tbe . tugs having gathered around St.
Louis, ths ship was slowlv brought to the
dork and when It came within speaking dis
tance the excitement on ths pier waa In
tense. It did not take long for the first
and second csbln passengers to cross tbe
gang planks and aa they got beyond the
rope enclosure they were gathered to the
arms of their waiting relatives.
Each little group provided a scene, the
women in most cases weeping In their Joy.
Many of the first-class passengers de
clared their intention to enter suit against
the company and their cases were placed
in the? hands of lawyers.
When the passengers started ashore a
quartermaster waa placed on guard at every
gang plank, with orders from the dock su
perintendent not to allow anyone to go on
board and none of the ship's officers were
allowed to come ashore.
Lawyers Are Retained.
Ths passengers freely expressed their
feelings at the delay. A. Bartlett Lloyd of
Boston was one of the signers of the first
cabin passengers' resolutions. He said:
"The speeches made at the indignation
meeting were much more fiery in tone and
much more bitter against the management
of the company than the resolutions show.
We attempted to make the resolutions as
dispassionate aa possible.
"There waa no pleasure or gaiety aboard.
Everyone was as depressed and angry as
men and women could be. Suspicion began
from the moment that we left Southampton.
When It first began to be rumored about
the ship that the boilers were defective
and leaky we sought information from the
officers and steward, but could learn noth
ing. Our fears were either laughed at or
Jocularly evasive answers made.
But when the officers saw wa were In
deadly earnest and would not be denied,
they changed their attitude and told us
promptly what we wanted to know, or told
as they knew nothing about the cause of
All the Brst-claea passengers have put
their casea into the hands of myself and
Mr. Bernel as their lawyers and author
ised us to make such cla'ms against ths
company aa we see fit and endeavor to
The Hamburg-American line steamship
Pennsylvania, ' from Hamburg, which ar
rived In this port this morning, reported
that on January It, In' latitude 45.SB, longi
tude 49.20. It fell in with St. Louis, pro
ceeding very alowly. Pennsylvania ateamed
close to St. Louts and asked the difficulty.
The officers of St. Louis reported that its
boilers were leaking and aent a boat along
side Pennsylvania In charge of the first
officer with letters from the passengers.
Leaky Boilers the Trouble.
The first officer reported that St. Louis
boilers were leaking so badly that the
(hip could only ateam five knots per hour
In fins weather. They had on board eight
days' provisions and water and all were
in good health. - Ths ateamer required no
assistance. . .
Tfce marine atation at Sandy Hook dis
played a signal for the word "Welcome"
aa the overdue steampshlp came in and
St. Louis replied "Thank you." No other
signals were displayed by the ship as it
passed Sandy Hook.
St. Louis left Cherbourg January 4 at
1:06 a. m. and arrived at Sandy Hook
lightship at t.H this morning, making the
passage in thirteen days, five hours and
twenty minutes, an average speed of 9.74
knots. Its days' runs were 341, 289, S32.5,
SIX. 100, 198.5, 125, 130, 183, 193, 225, 236.5
and 279.6; total distance, 8,043 knots.
The first three days Bt. Louis made
fairly good progress for Its ability In the
prevailing weather, which was rough and
squally, with high cross seas. Ths speed
then became ao alow that the passengers
began to discuss It and, between the rough,
stormy weather and the ship's Inability to
make speed they became ao indignant thai
meetings were held.
Wast Ship's Coarse Changed.
On January 9 the steamship's boilers com
menced to leak badly and continued to do
so until yesterday. St. Louts encountered
unusually stormy weather throughout. On
January 11 and 12 it blew a gale from west
northwest to northwest, ' accompanied by
violent aquails and snowstorms. On these
two days tbe ship logged only 125 and 130
, On Jsnuary 10, when the saloon passen
gers learned of the extent of the aecldent
to tbe steamer's boilers and engines, they
held an Indignation meeting In the smoking
room and adopted resolutions censuring the
International Navigation comoany for send
ing Bt. Louis to sea in its dangerous con
dition. A copy of the resolutions was handed to
Captain Passow, demanding that the ship's
course be beaded for Halifax or that the
passengers be transferred to some passing
fast westbound steamer.
Passengers Adopt Resolutions.
A copy of these resolutions also waa or
dered to be sent to ths Associated Press.
The resolutions follow:
STEAMSHIP BT. LOUIS, AT SEA. Jan.
11 l4To the Passengers of the Steam
ship nt. Louis: The undersigned committee
unanimously elected by the salon pas
sengers at an indignation mass meeting
held January 11. 1 brum leave to reuort:
First That there Is satisfactory evidence
tnat the st;anuhlp Bt. Louis entered South
a mi) ton harbor on January 2. after an east.
rrly voyage of over nine days, in a smooth
sea. In a crippled condition, snd that it
was sent to sea on the following day, leav
ing Due utile or no time for necessary over
hauling and needed repairs.
second That your committee has been
creditably Informed that his condition waa
known to the management from embarking
Third That no accident, so far as your
caauuUtea axs aware, has occurred since
leaving Southampton to Impair th speed of
this ship. The delay has been only such nt
might have been reasonably expected from
th crippled condition of Its holler. Trovt
dence. Indeed, hns been exceedingly kind to
us. snd we are truly grateful that, through
His tender mercies, we have thin far been
psred a calamity too horrible to contem
plate. Fourth We cannot too severely condemn
the recklessness of a mnnuKement th.t
would send such a crippled vessel, loaded
with human freight, to contend with the
storms and perils of an Atlantic winter.
We believe that our lives hnve been put In
leopardy and certainly our loved ones at
home are being made to suffer great men
tal anguish, not to mention the severe
financial losses many of us have incurred
arul ars now incurring.
Make Heqnest of Cartaln.
Fifth That on the evening of Janunrv 6.
1H the following petition was presented
to Captain F. At. I'aaaiw, commanding
the stcampshlp 8t. l.ouls: "Tho under
signed passengers of the steamer Bt. Louis,
bound for New York, hereby request that
In view of tho crippled condition of this
steampehip and the consequent uncertainty
of the date of Its reacfllng that vrt vo l
hall aome fust westbound steamer for the
purpose of transferring us thereto, or that
the boat be ppt Into Halifax if feasible."
That In reply Captuln I'assow explained
the difficulties and danger attending the
transfer of passengers ut sea ftnd further
stated that It would be nn exceedingly
dangerous undertaking to attempt to take
the ship in Its present condition into th.
harbor of Halifax. He volunteered the
Information that he might later on enter
Boston harbor and had the question then
Sixth That It Is a matter of keen regret
that a flrst-clasa steamship, such as St.
Louis is reported to be, should not bo sup
plied with the Mnrconl system, tho absence
of which has been serlouely felt during
this ever to be remembered vovage.
Seventh That the thanks af tho pas
sengers are due to the oflleers of the shin
for their uniform courtesy under these
very trying circumstances in endonvorlng
to allay our uneasiness and excitement.
The committee consisted of A. P. Lloyd,
Louis B. Bernael, Rev. Arthur Crane, C. W.
Bonynge and Ralph Nichol.
Ths report of this committee waa unani
mously approved and resolutions were
adopted condemning the action of the man
agement of the line, as outlined In the
Second Cabin Also Complains.
The second cabin passengers also framed
resolutions, the gist of their protest being
In the subjoining paragraph:
"It was plain from the dally runs of the
ship that something was radically wrong
with the boat at the outset. Inquiry elic
ited the information that the boilers were
In a defective condition, and proof can be I
adduced that thla was not only known to
the company, but that passengers were
willfully deceived and representations were
made that the voyage would be finished In
the usual time."
This circular of protest was signed by R.
Millard of Chicago, as chairman, Gordon
Graham, Dr. E. J. Fernandes, Miss Florence
M. Abbott and about twelve or fifteen oth
ers of the second cabin passengers.
The American line gave out the following
statement later in the day:
"The delayed arrival of St. Louts was
caused by leaving Cherbourg late and by
extremely bad weather. Thjre was noth
ing In the known' condition of the boilers
that would have prevented the vessel from
reaching here after a normal passage. The
marked loss of steaming power could not
have been foreseen. Even In the light of
our present knowledge there Is nothing
that in any way affects the perfect safety of
the ship. The management much regrets
the inconvenience caused the passengers
and the anxiety caused their friends." '
Statements of Paiifngtri.
Victor S. Allen of Stamford, Conn., one
of the first class passengers, said:
"I waa In Paris and heard that St. Louis
had arrived at Southampton with Its boil
ers in a leaky and defective condition. I
went to the agent of the line in Paris and
told him of the reports, and told him also
that I had booked a passage on the ship
and wanted to know the exact truth. He
said: Those reports are malicious lies.' On
this representation I came over on the
ship. I had an option on $500,000 of stock,
which option expired on January 15. I do
not know yet what my losses were, but I
shall certainly sue the management of the
line for the full amount of my losses."
Major C. Cunllffe Owen of the British
"The trouble waa with tbe front boilers.
Only two out of the ten wre In use, and
sometimes only one. The American line
agent In London told me that St. Louis
would make the passage from Southampton
to New York In nine days. I am firmly
convinced he knew at the time of the de
fective condition of the boilers."
Food Supply Is Curtailed.
After the first week the food supply was
appreciably cut down, according to the
statements of passengers and crew. Eggs
were taken from the breakfast menu and
only a small allowance of milk was given
to each passenger.
From subordinate officers on the ship It
was learned that the diet of the crew for
the past week consisted solely of oatmeal
and potatoes. After about a week the run
ning water supply waa cut off and. passen1
gera could get water for toilet only In
buckets, aa it waa brought to them by the
John Phillips, the chief engineer of St.
"I had no notice that there was anything
wrong with tbe boilers until we were two
days out from Cherbourg."
Captain Basso w said:
"We have just Jogged along and did not
have a great deal of trouble. We could
not make fast time and that waa all. I
did not know that the passengers had
passed any resolutions. I did not know
that I was called upon and that I explained
It would be Impossible for me to transfer
them to any other vessel. I know of no
resolutions and did not know that any had
been drawn up until I was told of them in
Mr. Oriscom's office."
When the captain was questioned aa to
the boilers bs said that the management of
the line would have to speak on that sub
ject. He said that, of course, it was well
known on board that the vessel was to be
laid up for repairs after Its arrival here.
Inquiry In Great Britain.
(Copyright. 1903. by Fress Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) It is fully
expected that a Board of Trade Inquiry will
be held here looking into the circumstances
under which the steanihip St. Louis was
allowed to sail In ths dangerous condition
In which It started on Its last journey. The
action of tbe American line authorities at
Southampton In the matter Is severely crlt
Iclsed and it the voysge had. ended dlsas
trously they would have been placed in an
extremely serious position. It wss their
duty to have had It Inspected by the Board
of Trade surveyor, but this either was not
done or that official did bis duty in a man
ner so lax as to Involve him In serious
SPLIT, BRITTLE, DILL HAIR.
All Come front Dandruff, Which Is
Caused by n Germ.
Split bslr, harsh hair, lusterlees hair,
brittle hair, falling hair, all owe their orgtn
to dandruff, which la caused by a measly
little microbe that burrows Into the scalp
throwing up the cuticle into dandruff
seales and sapping ths vitality of ths hair
at the root, causing the seversl diseased
conditions of ths hair, till It finally falls
out. Modern science has discovered a
remedy to destroy ths dandruff microbe
which la combined in Newbro's Herplclde
and may be had of any druggist. Allays
itching Instantly and makes balr soft as
Ilk. Take no substitute; nothing "just
NELLIE PRINCE IS ARRESTED
Chicago Police Hold tho Woman for Robbery
in Oir.aha Store.
SHE HAS INTERESTING POLICE RECORD
Chief Donahue 'Will Make llroas Ef
fort to Convlrt Her on Charge
of atefilias; Furs from
Nellie Prince, who is wanted by the
Omaha police for the theft of .'00 worth
of furs hich she Is said to have stolen
from a slass case In the store of Thomas
Kilpatrlck & Co. on August 30 last, has
been arrested In Chicago and will be
brought here for trial. A telegram an
nouncing her arrest has been received by
Chief of Police Donahue from Superintend
ent O'Nell of the Chicago department. Cap
tain Dunn has gone to Chicago to return
with tho prisoner as soon ns the proper
requisition papers aro sent htm.
Mrs. Frince Is tho widow of Charles
rrlnre, v. ho was charged with the theft of
215,000 worth of furs from the Sbukert
store In 1S9?, and who was killed two years
ago In a hotel at Qunlcy, III., by the chief
of police of that city, after he had blown a
safe, asFlsted by his pal, Tommy Oood.
Chief Donahue says that Mrs. Prince Is
one 'of the shrewdest shoplifters in the
Vnlted States and deals only in the best of
plunder, doing her work among contly silks,
satins and sealskins. She Is said by the
chief to be always accompanied by a female
companion, who Is her accomplice.
Chief Donahue states that for several
years Mrs. Prince has proven nil that her
name Implies among tho shoplifters of the
country and has completely baffled the best
detectives In the larger cities where she
has worked In attempting to locate the
"fence" where sho disposes of her plunder.
Where the goods she Is alleged to have
stolen have been sent Is still a mystery.
Three weeks after her husband's sensa
tional death she was arrested charged with
the theft of a portion of the furs from the
Shukert store, one of the sealskin cloaks
having been located In Milwaukee. Tho
garment had been shortened In length, de
stroying the mark of the maker, and the
case against her had to be dropped, as the
property could not be Identified.
Tho chief is preparing to meet the fight
which Mrs. Prince Is expected to make In
the courts for her liberty, and hopes this
time to be able to hold her. The woman
usually carries a large amount of money on
her person, sufficient to meet a $3,000 bail
bond. If the amount of the goods stolen
exceeds her ball bond she, it la said, takes
advantage of her ready money and disap
YoQntc Woman Seriously Injured.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 17. (Special.)
Miss Florence Bloodgood, residing four
miles southeast of this city, sustained a
broken arm and severe bruises about the
body by being thrown from a buggy near
her home. Miss Bloodgood seems to be
rather unfortunate, as a similar accident
befell her about two months ago.
Ice Harvest nt Ilentrlop.
3EATRICE, Neb., Jan. 17. (Special.)
The Ice harvest Is on In earnest here and
all tbe available men and teams have boon
put to work harvesting the crop. The Ice
s of an excellent quality and will average
about thirteen Inches In thickness.
To Itevlve noller Skatlnsi.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. 17. (Special.)
The roller skating craze la to be revived
in thia city. A rink will be opened In the
Moschell block next Saturday, January 24,
by O. H. Johnson and E. D. Wheelock, two
well known residents of this city.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Today nnd Tomorrow la rly
All Western States Is the
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 Forecast:
For Nebraska, North and South Dakota
and Kansas Fair Sunday and Monday.
For Iowa and Missouri Fair Sunday and
For Illipois Fair Sunday and Monday:
colder Sunday In south portion; fresh
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, Jan. 17. Offlciul record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the curesponulng day of the last three
19f3. 19C2. 1901. 1900.
Maximum temperature ..HI 52 32 Si
Minimum temperature .. 2K 30 9 32
Mean temperature 28 41 20 81
Precipitation 0o .00 .01 .01
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March 1,
.sormal temperature 18
'KxceBs for the day 10
i Vital excess slnre March 1 2i9
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Pendency for the day 02 Inch
Totul rainfall since March 1 29. 63 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 94 Inch
'Deficiency for cor. period, 1WCJ... 6.51 lnehea
Deficiency for cor. period. 1S1... .09 Inch
I,. A. WEl.HH,
Local Forecast Official.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Pew People Know How Tsefnl It is In
Preserving Health and Benatr.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal Is
the safest and most efficient disinfectant
and purifier In nature, but few realise Its
value when taken Into the human system
for the same cleansing purpose.
Charcoal is a remedy that the more yon
take of it the better; It Is not a drug at all.
but simply absorbs tbe gases and Impuri
ties always present In tbe stomach and In
testines snd carries them out of tho system.
Charccal sweetens the breath after smok
ing and drink ng or after eating onions and
other odoroua vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and Improves
the complexion, it whitens the teeth and
further acts as a natural and eminently
It absorbs the Injurious gates which col
lect In the stomach and bowels; it disin
fects the mouth and throat from the po sou
All druggtsts sell charcoal In one form or
another, but probably the best charcoal and
the most for the money It Stuart's Ab
sorbent Loienges; they are compesed of the
finest powdered willow charcoal and other
harmless antiseptics in tablet form, or,
rather, in the form of large, pleasant tast
ing lozenges, the charcoal being mixed with
The dally use of these lozenges will soon
tell In a much improved condition of th'
general health, better complexion, sweeter
breath and purer blood, and the b.-auty of It
Is, that no possible harm can result from
their continued use, but, on the contrary,
A Buffalo physician. In speaking of ths
benefits of charcoal, says: "I advise
Btuart's Absorbeut Loienges to all patlants
suffering from gas In the stomach sad bow
els, and to clear ths complexion and purify
the breath, mouth and throat; I also be
lieve the Ver Is greatly benefited by ths
daily use of them; they cost bat twenty-five
eents a box at drug stores, and although la
soma sense a patent preparation, yet I be
lieve I get more and better charcoal in
Stuart's Absorbent Losenges than la any el
the ether charcoal tablets."
But if You Have Kidney, Liver or Bladder Trouble,
You Will Find the Great Remedy, Swamp
Root, Just What You Need.
It used to be considered that only urinary and
bladder troubles were to be traced to the kid
neys, but now modern science proves that nearly
all diseases have their beginning In the disorder
of these most important organs.
Therefore, when your kidneys are weak or
out of order, you ran understand how quickly
your entire body Is affected, and how every
organ seems to fall to do Its duty.
If you are sick or "feel badly," begin taking
the famous new discovery. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, because as soon aa your kidneys are well
they will help all the other organs to health.
A trial will convince anyone.
Doctors Prescribe Swamp-Root.
Gentlemen : "I have prescribed that wonderful
remedy for kidney and bladder complaints, Dr. Kil
mer's Swamp-Root, with moat beneficial effect
and know of many cures by Its use. Theae pa
tients had kidney trouble, as diagnosed ly other
physicians, and treated without benefit. Dr. Kil
mer's Swamp-Root effected a cure. I am a liberal
man and accept a specific wherever I find it, in
B4 accepted school or out of It. For desperate
cases of kidney or bladder complaint under treat
ment with unsatisfactory results 1 turn to Dr.
Kilmer s Hwamp-Koot with most flattering results.
I shall continue to prescribe It and from personal
observation state that Swamp-Root has great cur
I74-S th St.. Borough of Brooklyn, N. T.
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are responsible
for more sickness and suffering than any other'
disease, and if permitted to continue much
suffering with fatal results are sure to follow.
Kidney trouble irritates the nerves, makes you
dlny, restless, sleepless and Irritable; makes
you pass water often during the day and obliges
you to get up many tlmea during the night.
Vnhealthy kidneys cause rheumatism, gravel,
catarrh of the bladder, pain or dull ache In tho
back, joints and muscles; makes your head
ache and back ache, causes Indigestion, (Swamp-Root Is pleasant to take.)
stomach and liver trouble, you get a sallow, yellow complexion, makes you feel as
though you had heart trouble; you may have plenty of ambition but 110 strength;
get weak and waste away.
The cure for these troubles Is Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the world-famous
kidney remedy. In taking Swamp-Root you afford natural help to Nature, for
Swamp-Root Is the most perfect healer and gentle aid to the kidneys that Is known
to medical science.
If there is any doubt in your mind as to your condition, take from our urlno on
rising about four ounces, place it in a glass or bottle and let It stand twenty-tour
hours. If on examination it Is milky or cloudy, If there is a brick-dust sot ling, or
if small particles float about In it, your ktdneys are In need of Immediate attention.
No matter how many doctors you may have tried no matter how much money
you may have spent on other medicines, you really owe It to yourself to at least give
Swamp-Root a trial. Its stanche'st friends today are those who hnd almost given
up hope of ever becoming well again.
If you are already convinced that Swamp-Root Is what you need, you can pur
chase the regular fifty-cent and one-dollar alio bottles at the drug stores everywhere.
Don't make any mistake, but remember the name, Swamp-Root Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, and the address, Dlnghamton, N. Y., on every bottle.
Sample Bottle of Swamp-Root Sent Free by Mai'.
EDITORIAL, NOTE If you have the slightest symptoms of kidney, or bladder
troubles, or If there Is a trace of It In your family history, send at once to Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Dlnghamton, N. Y., who will gladly send you by mall, Immediately, without
cost to you, a sample bottle of Swamp-Root, and a book containing many of the
thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from men and women
cured. In writing, be sure to say that you read this generous offer In tho Omaha
ECZEMA CAN BE CURED
Call at the below named drug stores ana
receive a free sample of HEMICK'B EC
ZEMA CURE, the great remedy for Eo
sema. Pimples, Dandruff, Skin Eruptions
and Piles. In cases of long standing, pu
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A Living Advertisement
I am a living advertisement for Rem
Ick'a Ecxrma Cure, having used everything
almost on tbe market in the past eleven
years. I began with your remedy about
two months ago, and from all appearances
am cured, for which please accept thanks.
Odessa, Mo. E. T. DUNKESON.
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer, I
KANSAS CITY, MO.I
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