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IIjY BKti MONDAY, MAKCII 0, 1003.
ONLY SOFT DRINKS ON SALE
Er lifter Uo Liquor Mj Bo Soli in th
. Capitol Bu'Jdirig.
SENATE SURPRISES THE HOUSE
t vae Hirk Wasv Espeeted to Kill
ffco Anttlwrtt, at Did Hot Da
a, aa4 it tfttai
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
WA8HINOTON. Mrch . (Special.)
During, tha first session of the congress
which hat jujt closed RepresentsUv
Lsndl of Indiana offered an amendment to
tba Immlgratloa bill, which prohibited ab
solutely the aala ot whisky, wlno, beer or
or other Intoxicating liquor In the capltol
of the United Btates. Very much to the
astonishment of everyone, there was not
a dlssenilng rote whea the motion to adopt
the amendment was put. The enactment
of this clause upon a bill regulating; Immi
gration waa looked upon aa a huge Joke,
which would be promptly stricken from
the measure when It reached the senate. It
was absolutely not germane to the bill and
the point of order if once raised would
hare knocked It out quickly. But the en
member from tba west who la generally
on the alert to prevent the passage of any
bill detrimental to the Interests ot the
liquor men allowed the opportunity to slip
by and neglected taret the point ot or
der. He, like hit colleagues on the floor
ot the bouse, laughed oyer th's good Joke
and confidently expressed the belief that
th senate would very promptly veto the
ctloa of the house and kill tbla particular
For twenty ' years the senate has con
stantly strangled all attempts to deprive
members of congress of the rlghtMo drink
a bottle of beer or a glass of win with
their meals., But' the senst has grown
tired ot enacting tba ro'e ot censor upon
legislation of this kind which affeata th
bouse of representatives. If the amend
ment had carried an appropriation its fate
would hare been promptly sealed In the
upper house ot congress, but as It stmply
enacts Into law what haa long been a dead
letter rule, the senate declaed to let th
' house have its way, and In consequence
the last glass of . liquor to be mold la the
capltol was that which was furnished to
thirsty congressman Just before the res
taurant closed on .Wednesday. From tbla
, time th visitor to the eapltol who has
no congressional friends having charge ot
a committee room will be compelled to go
outside to quench his thirst or else be
satisfied with "soft drinks."
But It need cot he assumed that members
and senators themselves will go thirsty be
cause of the closing of the capltol bar.
No liquor has been sold In the senate res
taurant for the past four years, but It Is
probable, that nearly as much ha been
consumed In th senate wing of th capltol
very day during th past four year a
ver waa drunk In th halcyon day when
whisky waa served in cups and when the
waiter called to the man behind the coun
ter for "cold tea." For some time paat
now It haa been the custom to supply each
committee roam with half doien "bottles ot
Hint, appollnarls or white rck wrter
very morning. In those Innocent-looking
bookcase behind th glass doors, covered
with silk curtain, are always to be found
bottle of choice whisky, with the neces
sary glasses, bitter, lemon, sugar and
other appliance for mixing toddle or cock
talis. Borne, of the senators have expert
' tiarkener for ruesseagers. One 'of ' th
most eotabl commute room in this re
pact I presided over by a senator from
one ot th prohibition state f New Eng
land, nd those who hare sampled the
product of the sideboard declare that the
darkey who act In th double capacity of
messenger and mixer cap beat th bar
keeper en Mount Olympus in th concoc
tion of various brand of nectar.
Thirty or forty Bart,
Because ot th ease with which thirst
quenchers could be secured in the house
restaurant, the commute room at that
end of th capltol have not been well sup
plied during th past few years, but the
keeper of the restaurant will have no dif
ficulty Id disposing of th stock of liquor
on hand to member who hav committee
room of tbelr own. and in th future there
will be thirty or forty bar in th house
wing where liquor can be obtained if on
ha th password Instead ot a general
public drinking place.
In this connection a funny story I told
of a grav old southern senator last Tues
day night. Ha had been up very late and
had "touched the harp lightly" a fow times
and In consequence was somewhat sleepy.
His clerk entered the committee room and
' waa astonished at th question propounded
to him. "Who, you? ' asked the slightly
fcbfoiged senator. "Why, Senator," was
th reply, "1 am John P. Smith." 'That'
'markabl 'incidence. My secretary'
nam' John P. Smith."
eaater Lodge's Eaaaelatlon.
It waa shortly before the noon hjur en
Wednesday, the closing day of th Fifty
seventh eongree. when . tw stylishly-
dressed women and a gentleman accom
panylng then rode down In the senate ele
vator from tt senate reserved gallery,
The women had the unmistakable air of
Boston about them. They were literary to
A COFFEE DRUNK.
Held ob ta tba Tree.
Bern people go on using coffee for a
great many year without showing much
effect of the drug, but as a rule it Is
lowly doing it Ill-work and the tlm will
com when stomach or nerve disease ot
om kind will show Itself.
An Interesting esse Is that of a man who
drank eoffe for a great many yeara befor
he felt the effect of It. He says further
"Finally my health began t give way and
I Drat noticed being dltiy-headed and
began to hav spells ot heart trouble, rapid
palpitation ot th heart and diuy, sick feel
tag Ilk I was going to die.
"My appetite hen an to tall and I had a
aore, distressful pUn In my side. I noticed
my memory , was not as good a It bad
beea and that worried me some.
"One day I .stepped out of my shop ta
wait on a lady, v. hen all at one I became
blind and staggered along like a drunken
man until I ran against one of the shade
trees, which I grasped or I would have
fallen. Cold sweat stood out on me and I
sunk down on th ground and It we a long
tlm before I recovered myself again.
The family doctor, who was called la,
advtted me to quit cogs and try Postum
Pood Coffee. I thought It would be a big
uaartaklng to quit coffee, but when I got
my cup of Postum It satls&ed my colls
taste and from that day en I began to
feel better. That waa three year ago
aad J bav never used any ordinary eotte
lace, but have stuck to Poatum.
"When I quit code I walghed 14S pounds
cny weight now is about 176. For a long
while people kept talking to m about the
chuege. I had been a wrinkled, rua-dowa
old men, . but am now fleshy, my. ski
smooth, good color, and wbea I walk I
..step out like a healthy man ought to.
"I hoaeetly believe . poatum saved my
life, fur I was simply feelug poisoned to
death. Now I can eat acything I want
and aaluttlly rujojr life." Name givea by
I? wet vim Co., fcsUl Cretk, alien.
their finger tlpa. and their speech, with
It delightful modulation, bespoke a reel-
ence In the Bar City district of the Hub.
Said on woman to the other: "To my
mind. Senator Lodge represent the best
type of American statesmanship. It is
well named the student In politics. He
think well aad b apeoca thai I heard to-
ay compare with that of th Junior sen
tor from Msesachusetts upon the Philip
pine question. HI enunciation 1 well-
Ight perfect." Th gentleman who ac
companied tba two women was from th
south. He had th broad dialect of the
people ot Tennesse and he was wedded to
It traditions. Replying to th speech ot
hi Boston worn a a friend ha swelled him
self up with pride a be raid: "Whll Mr.
Lodge' enunciation may be perfect, you
must not forget th denunciation ot Mr.
Carmack ot Tennessee," sad there was
Hence In the car when it touched th
Mere ray for ttaral Carrier.
Ef?orU will be mad at the next session
Of congress to Increase th salaries of rural
free delivery carrier and already a move
ment I on foot to crystallite action In r
gard to that matter. While the carriers
themselves are barred by reason of the
rules of the PoetofP.ee department from
actively Soliciting aid .to Increase their
salaries, newspaper devoted to the rural
free delivery service are being established
all over the country and these paper pro
pose to tindertake the work of securing
n Increase In the salaries for these car
Here. Th highest pay rural carrier now
receive la $60 fr annum. Out of this
amount lie must pay for hi wagon and
harness and keep from one to four
bersea. The average- trip Is about twenty
one mile a day. It is stated that th life
of a horse In this ' service over country
road In all sorts of weather Is not mora
than three year and that the price ot
keeping a horse la many part of th coun
try I 20 per month, or $240 a year. From
statistic which hav been received regard
ing the "keep" of a horse the lowest cost
reported is $S a month. Th! leave the
best paid carrier from $450 down to $S00 a
year. Those receiving $400 or $500 have
proportionately . less, and consequently
many carriers, finding that they could not
earn mora than' SO cent a day clear, have
resigned, and It 'therefor become plain
that td keep up the efficiency of the erv
Ico It would eera'twt Justice to advance
the salaries of this growing army of men
who ar doing much 'to bring th country In
touch wltn th city. - j : .
Compared with ",CIy Carrier'.
While it 1 tru th rural carrier may
not hav as heavy work to perform as th
city carrier, it Is aiso true that tbe pay
Is disproportionate t the servic rendered.
The city carrier ' receive . from $800 to
$1,000, without the cost of keeping a team,
and when the distance that : the rural car
rier has to travel in contrast to the city
carrier I considered there seems to be
simple Justice back of the demands of the
rural carrier for an lncreas ' In . salary
In order that th service may bef kept at
It present high standard of efficiency.
There ar now 14,500 earners appointed
in the United 3tate and, according to Su
perintendent M&chen's report made In June,
1902. this number will be swelled to 40,000
within three years."' WW lo the beginnings
of rural free delivery wer. purely experi
mental, the service ha grown entirely out
side th experimental stage. It ha be
come one of th fixities of th government
and the legislator of the future will bo
called upon to enlarge th scop of th
servle a It need become known to those
who are directly beneCted th farmer aad
WILL'- TRY .TO i REACH .'POLE
Aaaerieaa Crew a to Carry Seat Bi.
aeaitlea Wfclea Leave Nor
way la Jaly.
NKW YORK, March 8. On their way to
Tromeoe, Norway, where th Zelgler Arctic
steamship America ha been' tied up sine
th return ot the Baldwln-Zetgler polar ex
pedition, a year ago, Captain Edwin Coffin,
with two officer and a crew of twelve
men, arrived her today from New Bed
ford and Boston. They will leave on Tues
day on Kaiser Wllhelm der Orosse for Bre
men. From there they will go to Hamburg
and thenc to Tromsoa by steamer.
Captain Coffin said today that this early
start wa In order to "Americanize the
'You know th ship before had a Nor
wegian captain and crew." he said. "Now
very man on beard will be an American
cltlsen aad there wjll be twenty-two ot u
In th northern department ot the expe
dition. Extensive preparations will hav
to be made which will be for the best, along
the Yankee way ot doing things.
Mr. Fiala, who la to head th expedition,
expect me to push America a tar north
as possible and, .If we are at all favored,
I hep to skim along through the icy lanes
until we hav reached a point equal to that
reached by th Due d'Abrusxl. W shall
probably strike north In July for Frani
Josef land, and from there the best way
that opens np. After Mr. Fiala and the
clenttat hav been carried a far north
a wa csn tak them the pole-seeking ex
pod ltl on will be landed and w shall seek
SEEKS DUCATS AND WIFE
yew York Htikaat Haa KleplatT
Coaplo Arrested to Reeever
Cash aad Geaae,
PHILADELPHIA, March (.Mrs. Mary
Zelmer, th wit of a wealthy hotel pro
prietor of New York, and Renhold Ktn
rlckt, with whom sh 1 said to have
loped, were arrested by local detective
The runaway coup! war caugnt In
Washington and drought to Philadelphia
and ar now locked up In the central police
station for a hearing tomorrow, having
been cbarged with a statutory offense.
Bernard Zelmer learned ot bis wife elop-
ment on last Thursday and located the
pair In thla city, but before detective
could serve warrant they had left. The
detective traced them to Washington,
where they were arrested today.
Zelmer wa particularly anxloua to re-
gala a bank account book representing $4,
000 on deposit in a New York bank in his
wife's name, aa well aa. evral thousand
dollar worth of diamond which th woman
had taken with' her, Tbe bankbook wa
found In a handbag carried by Mr. Zelmer,
who was wearing costly gems. All tbe val
uable were taken by the detective, tbe
husband laying claim to all the property.
FREEZE IM VILLAGE STREETS
Haadrod of Peeale Perish ta Bitter
Cold of Baaalao W later'
LONDON, March The 81. Petersburg
correspondent ot the Dally Malt says ter
rible storms hav beea raging luring the
ptt week la th government of Samara
and have caused hundred of deaths.
Horso drawing sledge hav roturnad to
village with the passenger trosea to
Th village bell are rung nightly to en
able traveler to find their wey to shelter,
Many pereona hav beea frosea to death
within the village while searching for
th door of their own humeav
CLEVELAND LAUDS BEECDER
( a-saassBSSSSas. '
Baji Famous Freacher Waa Highest Tjp
of Hational Hen.
PLEADS FOR FIT MEMORIAL TO DIVINE
Jastlee Brewer Also Barak Words of
TraUa aad Pastsr's Iseeeiior
Oetllae Benesae (or Ha
NEW YORK. March 8. A great masa
meeting wa held In the Academy of Muale
In Brooklyn tonight to raise fund for a
memorial in honor ot Henry Ward Beecber,
tbe founder of Plymouth church and for
forty years It pastor. Many hundreds
who were timed away from th door gath
ered at an overflow meeting at Plymouth
Mayor Seta Low presided and among the
prominent persons who paid trlbut to th
memory of the great preacher were former
President Orover Cleveland, Justice D. J.
Brewer of th United Btates supreme court.
Rev. Newell Dwlgbt Hilll of Plymouth
church and Rev. Frank W. Qunsaulua ot
Mayor Low introduced former President
Cleveland, who said:
I claim the tight to Join In these exer
elBea for reasons peculiarly my own. I am
here In obedlancs to an Impulse that will
not be denied, and I am accredited to this
assemblage by a condition of heart and by
sn Inlluem which haa been strong within
me for many years.
It is now mnt-e thsn forty-nine years ago
that I heard l:i Plymouth church a sermon
Which has remained ireeh and bright in my
mind during all the time that has since
panned, in days of trial and troublous
perplexity Its remembrance has been an
unfailing comfort, and in every time of de
pression and discouragement the lesson it
taught has brought renewed hope and con
fidence. 1 remember as If it were but yes
terday the fervid eloquence ol the great
preacher aa he captivated my youthful
undemanding and pictured to my aroused
imagination the entrance of two young
men upon the world's Jostling activity, one
laden like a benst of burden with avaricious
pian and soruld expectations and the other
with a light step and cheerful determina
tion, seeking the way ot duty and useiui.
ness and striving for the reward promised
to those who love and serve God and labor
Seratoa Echoes Taraask Yeara.
I have neve- for a moment lost the Im
pression made upon me by the vivid con
trast thrililngly painted In words tnat
burned; neither have i ever failed to realise
the meaning ot the truths taught by tne
description given ot the ons's happy com
pensation in life and the peace and solace
ua death, and the other'a racking l.rp
polntmentrt ip life and the despair of death.
What this sermon has been to me In all
these ' years 1 alone know. 1 Dresrnt lie
recollection today as a personal credential
ot my own, especially entitling me to rep
resentation among thoee who meet to re
call and memorialise the tame and useful
ness, ot Henry Ward Beecher.
i am not nere, however, alone to give
voice td a grateful recollection, or solely
to acknowledge the personal benefit and
seirvlce 1 received from the teaching of tho
illustrious Head. 1 have come to join tne
kind of hero worship which Is but another
name for a reverent recognition of that
greatness which manuems itselt whan
humble faith and trust in God Inspire sin
cere and brave service In the cause of
humanity s elevation and betterment.
It has been wisely aula that hero worship
win endure white man endures. let us ac
cept this as a pleasant truth, upon the con
dition that the man or pa rile worshiped
and the manner of their worship are the
essence of the matter. Let ue believe that
there is no sadder symptom ot a genera
tion's bad moral health than its lack of
faith In Its great men and its loss ot rev
erence for its heroes; but let this belief be
coupled with the reservation that those
called great shall be truly great and that
the heroes challenging our reverence shall
be truly heroic, measured by standxrds ad
justed to the highest moral conditions of
BewcaeSj Complete Hero.
'V cannot have t.he least misgiving1 con
cerning the completeness of the hero whose
name is on our Hps tonight, and whof-o
memory is In our hearts. A hero' aims
and purpose should be high and nooie;
our hero devoted his life to teaching the
life of God and pointing out to his tellow
men the way ot ihelr soul'a salvation. He
should be unselhsh, eelf-sacrltlclng - and
generous; the self-sacrifice of our hero
shone out constantly and brightly anJ his
lite will be searched in va'n for a selfish,
ungenerous act. He should be courage
ously and aggressively a lover of his coun
try snd a cnamplon of freedom; our hero
In the days of his country's danger and
trial challenged all comers In defense of
our national safety and unity. He stood
ilka a rock against doubters at home, and
he confronted angry, threatening throngs
abroad with a steady, unyielding courage
which wrought triumphs for his country
and foi its consecration to manhood and
freedom not less important than those of
an army with banners. He should be brave
and patient under personal suffering and
att'lcUon; out hero when afflictions came
from heaven submissively continued to
pralae God, and -when he felt the cruel
stings ot man' Ingratitude and malice be
serenely looked toward his heavenly
Father's face and kept within the comfort
ing light of a pure conscience. A hero
should crown all hie high moral attributes
with great and beneficent achievements;
our hero led thousands upon thousands to I
the way of eternal life; he surrounded re
ligion with cheerful brightness, and laugh'.
mat it grows best, not in tne aarxnesa or
terror, but In the constant sunshine of
God's unfailing love; he performed tne
highest service to his country In a pirt of
bsolutely pure patriotism and seir-ecrace-
ment; his dally life and Influence were
blessed benefactions to his countrymen far
and near, and by no means the least of all
he did he created Plymouth church -and
kindled there a light of Christian faith and
hope, whose unwavering and unwaning
warmth and light have In every corner of
our land dispelled the chill and gloom of
doubt and tear.
Memorial Mast Coatiaac Work.
We desire to establish a memorial' to our
nero. we Know that there Is no. need of
duplicating a reminder that Henry. Ward
Beecher haa lived and la no longer with us
in the body. We know that neither monu
ment nor memorial avails to the dead, and
we know that nothing more than the monu
ment our hero h&J himseir erected In the
hearts of men U necessary to his remem
brance. And yet, in loving homr to his
name, we would erect a mumorlal through
which the living will be quickened and
strengthened In the emotions and senti
ments so much part of his life and death.
We would make our memorial an agency
for the continuation of the mission which
he undertook when he consecrated himself
to the service of God and the elevation and
lmnrovernent of his fellowmen. and bv tha
iova he bore toward God and man we would
nvoke his approval of our work. We seek
to build a memorial which shall be a
ahrine. surrounded and Dervaded bv nur
hero's influence and spirit, Inspiring all who
worship there to noble deeds. We would
invite to his shrine from near and far those
whose hearts nave tieen touched by his
earnest tones, if haply they might hear
again his words of love and comfort; and
we would Invite those wlo have never
known his mlnstratlon to come and, stand
ing within the Influence of that sacred
place, to feel Its gentle Influence leading to
a better and more useful life.
Our nero hsa himself declared In what
manner his shrine should be approached:
'When 1 rail ana am Durife in Green
wood let no man dare to stand over the
turf and say, 'Here lies Henry Wol
Beecher,' for God knows that 1 will not lie
there. Look up. If you love me, and If you
feel that 1 have helped you on your viv
home; stand with your foot on my turf and
looa up; lor i win noi urmr anyDoay wno
does not speak with his mouth toward
Haaaaalty Mast Be Aided.
It would savor of hardihood. If we who
knew Mr. lleeeher and his work and who
now contemplate the building of a me
morial to the spirit and Inspiration of his
labors, should be content with a mere Idle
token of remembrance. Assuredly If it is
to typify his lofty Intents snd purposes,
and if it I to memorialise his unsparing,
constant usefulness and tils fidelity in In
terpreting the mesaaaea of God, our me
morial must be a center of work whuh
shall redound to the glory of God and the
good of humanity.
It la also entirely manifest that we can
build no memorial shrine to our hero which
will attract his favr and the presence of
his spirit without making Plymouth church
a part of It. No place on eartn is ao per
v'"i bv his spiritual Influence, and his
love end affection for earthly things has no
sbldlng place more sure than this. Plym
outh church waa erected by and for him.
During more than forty years, and even to
the day of his death. It was an engrossing
Subject Of his devoilon and th seen of hut
anxious self-sarrincins labors and Joyful
triumphs. Uvliig. his name and fame
could never be separated from It, and dsad
he has aancllned it.
, It eur work ot building a ntaiuorlal to our
hero la pmecule In the spirit tht chr
ctrtaeJ his wirk on earth, and If w
mingle with th love we have for hM
swmorr. a serious nurrmse to emulate hi
love for humsnltv, nur hero-woreh p will be
inspiring and el'ivallng. If, invoicing nis
approval and In his name, we extend his
lir-work, we ehull not only exemplify sur
mirriinn lor nm mil snnn iomh-, w
slgns of God as 'hey were revealed to him;
Sn1 tr at the hrine we ererl ntimantiy
shall look tin inl shall cast off lis burden
of sin and elftlriess snd uncharltablen'SJ
we shnll know fast our hero is tnere, anq
that through hl Intercessions our efforts
have received a jiv.ne blessing.
Beerheil Plata re'e Child.
Mr. Justice Dvtd J. Brewer said:
In the marvelous transforming years from
150 to l8n Henry Ward Beecher was a man
of prodigious Influence. He may well b
called II great preacher.
He was nature's child, and In som re
spect alwftvs a child. The overflowing na
ture of the boy remained a perennial spring.
In him pathos and humor were always at
home. When some of his ministerial breth
ren gently expostulated with him for what
they thought too much levity In the pulptt
he promptly rep led, "Ah, brethren, you,
would forglv me If you knew how much I
kept brick." He never placed his heart In
a straight-Jacket or let it be ch'lled by th
cold touch ot a business age.
During the bitter hours of the civil war
his voice rang out strongly, hopefully and
triumphantly. He stood on Kngllsh plat
forms and conquered Kngllsh prejudices.
His country flag was not a. mere piece
of cloth, worth so much a yard. He loved
the stars and atrlpe. He was emphatically
a preacher In politics. It wa fitting that
when the flag, lowered at Fort Sumter
bh April 13. 1W1, wss raised again on April
14. 1X6. Mr. Beecher ehouldO.be selected
to utter a triumphant note In these sym
pathetic words: ,,,
"For the people misled, for the multi
tude drafted and driven into this cly.l
war, let not a trace of animosity remain.
The moment their willing hands drop the
musket and they return to their alle
giance, then stretch out your own honest
right hand to greet mem. n-ii iu inn
the old days of kindness. Our heart wait
for their redemption. All the resources of a
renovated nation shall be applied to re
building their properlty and smooth down
the fuirows of war." ...
Again, note his constant hostility to all
forma of oppression. To him the Declari
tlon of Independence meant all that It
said. He waa a. leader in the great trug
gle In the republic between liberty and
slavery.' He -stood with those who had
good, but not conscience, for Bale.
He read from the first the meaning ot
the trreat civil war; not party supremacy,
not sectional domination, but the transfu
sion into the llfeblood of the nation th
vivifying apirlt of Webster's prophetic
words, r'Llberty and union, now and for
ever, one and Inseparable."
Deaoanoed Craelly Everywhere.
- He denounced before Pan Francisco au
diences cruelty to the Chinese. Were h
now living, how would he thunder anath
emas at the legislation of Christian Amer
ica which authorises the arrest and de
portation without trial of a Chinese la
borer who doe not carry with him a cer
tificate? The oppressed everywhere were
his friends. He welcomed Kossuth. Plym
outh pulpit was open to every noble soul
coming with an appeal for struggling hu
manity. And In all this he. was but following the
leading ot hi heart. He believed In lib
erty; nay, more, he loved It, not for him
self alone, but for all the son and daugh
ters of earth:
Ho his theology. ' It was condensed in a
single sentence, '"God 1 love." Although
brought up under the old. New England
theology, among .whose affirmations the
certainty and place of endless punishment
for unnumbered multitudes were conspic
uous, and whlie perhaps he never wholly
rejected its affirmations, his sermons bub
bled over with Indications of a belief that
the Almighty would prove to be mor
merciful than the Puritan and the Pil
grim were willing he should be. While
he may have never called himself a unl
vernallst among tha strictly orthodox, hi
theology wa alwa.ys an object of suspi
cion. They felt that he had too much
confidence hi the boundless mercy ot the
Infinite, but the doubt s to hi theology
never emptied the principles. Tha brain
may wander If the heart be true.
In all age some heretio haa thrown hi
arm around struggling - humanity and
blessed It. The very cause of the sup
posed weakness of Mr. Beecher' theology
wa one source 'of hlr wondrous power.
It is fitting, fipn, that on this anniver
sary of his death we gather today to do
homage to his gien,ory; fltllng that In thla
City,-where his great work was. done, there
be erected a memorial, which Khali speak
his name to those who shall come after
us. So, until 'struggling humanity no
longer neeus me upiuiing cower ol love
and sympathy, on Its appealing heart "vlll
be seen In undlmmed letters the nam of
Henry Ward Beecher.
Pastor patltaes Scheme.
Rev. Newell Dwlght Hillls, psator of
Plymouth church, outlined th scope of the
Beecber memorial movement, and th plan
ot the comtnltto.- Haeald in part:
.This memorial movement includes severs!
different features. First to conuemn the
whole or part of the block on which Plym
outh church It situated as a little public
Park, to be hnmed the Henry Ward
Ueecher park. Many favor the removal of
Mr.. Beecher s remains to this park. It Is
also proposed to erect a Beecher memorial
hall, to contain the Dulplt from which Mr.
Beecher sold the slave girl, the pulpit from
which Lyman Beecher preached his sermon
on dueling the Sunday after the death of
Alexander Hamilton and the sermon on
"Temperance," which developed Into th
Washington movement, with the manu
scripts of Harriet Beecher 8 to we, Mr.
Beecher's slater, together with the por
traits, photographs, painting of Mr.
Beecher and the enochs in his Hie. of which
nearly KM exist; to overture some Abboy or
Dargeni lor a series oi painungs portraying
the great scene In the history ot American
Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars
win ne needed to carry out these plans.
We hope there will be found In various
parts of the country some men who will
give IMi.OOo or l.i.iw or HO.OuO each, more
wno win give aoioii eacn, imj men who will
give tl.OOU each. l.'"K men who will a-lva lnl
or $200 or $100 or V) each and thousands of
others who will give small sums down to
$1. We would also suggest that the great
clubs In our clti.a. political club and coiu-
merciai ciuos, sei apart a nignt lor the re
view of Mr. Beeeher'a raret-r. hia lie-,
work. The committee will gladly put these
ciuus in iub various ciues in loucn with
men who will present the members of tha
ciuos wun tne lite ana work ot Beecher.
SLUGGER DIES OF WORRY
Alleateel Massaehasett Mnraerer g se
es n ha to Nervoasaess Follow,
lagf Fare Boat.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.; March 8. George
L. O. Perry, tha negro lad indicted, for th
Jack-lhe-Slugger," cases, died in th Cam
bridge Jail today from nervous exhaustion
Perry survived to attack of typhoid fever
and death I announced te have resulted
Indirectly from worry. . which prevented a
complete phjslcal restoration from th
weakened condition In which tba fever left
him. Though be wa told on Friday that
hi end wa near, It I not known that
Perry made any formal statement and It
is believed that he protested hia lnaocanc
to tbe last.
Sheriff Falrhalrn tonight refused to say
anything regarding the prisoner' last hour
beyond th remark that he considered th
TO CI MtC A t'Ul.D lit OMH BAV
Take Laxative Bromo Oulnina Tablets ni,
FLEEING FELON IS CAUGHT
Sheriff Ftad Jailer' Slayer HldlaaT
la Dessrtea Waaalsetoa
! OLTMPIA. Wash., March I. Chris Ben
son, th murder of jailer Merrill, wa cap
tured last night by Sheriff Mill and a
poas a few miles from the elty.
He waa In hiding in a deserted mill. H
offered no reslstano to toeing handcuffed
and waa brought to Olympla and lodged In
jail. For tbe last week Benson bad put
In most of hi time In the brush. He de
Clares that general jallbreak had been
planned and that he did sot Intend to kill
4 tie jailer.
Cur a Coli in On Day, ttfU2 Dy
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FUSIOMSTS ARE HOPEFUL
Ex.Mct Divislona in Eepcblioan Eanka to
Mak Them Winner in Lincoln. v
LICENSE FEE CUTS MUCH OF A FIGURE
Reaablleaa Are Nat Alarmed aad E
feet to Carry tha City hy the
I'saal Majority at Rloes
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March . (Special.) The mu
nlclpal campaign will begin to warm up In
earnest after next Thursday night. At that
tlm th democrat and populist will meet
In Joint convention and nominate candi
dates for city offices. Th fusionlst ex
pect to tart In better organised than for
years. They base their hope of winning
on th question of high" or low aaloon 11
cesse, Every man who I placed upon th
fusion ticket will be pledged to support a
$1,6(MI license fee. On th stand they tak
on thla proposition and on th fact that
th republican party I divided on tha same
proposition, the fusionlst hop to win.
They also expect to draw rote from th
Wlnnet wing of th republican party, and
they expect the support ot th Muntolpal
Tuesday evening tha democrat and tu
slonlsts will meet in mas eonventlon, each
under a dlffesent call, however, and se
lect delegate to th convention to be held
Thursday night. Tbe convention will b a
ratification ot the caucuses.
Among the name prominently mentioned
that would be acceptable to both populist
and democrat a a mayoralty candidate
are' P. W. -Brown, democrat; George W,
Berg, populist, nominet for congress at th
list "lection; A. 8. TlbbeU, democrat;
George Hlbner, stiver republican. Any ot
(heaa men will d9 aay the fuslonlsts, and It
only remains for tha caucua to aay hlch
will be able to poll th most vote. For
fxolsemen, three men are prominently men
tioned. These are Jeff Henaley, secretary
of the Central Labor union; Fred Shepherd,
an attorney, and W. H. Smith, editor ot the
8tat Democrat. It la generally believed
that the twv former will be tbe nominee
Th fusionlst expect to place a candi
date In every ward in the city for member
ship in the city council and to nomine! a
full elty- ticket.
The republican, In tbe meantime, ar
not Idl by any mean and apparently are
not uneasy. The leader do not bellev
th vote will bo materially lessened by de
sertion because ot hard feelings engendered
at tha primary. They maintain that the
loon license will remain at $1,600 if tbelr
candidate are elected. They ar not wor
rying about tuslon success, for, aa on ot
them' said, "Th saloon and th churches
ar united on our candidates, so what more
can we ask or do w noedf"
STOPS PAYMErGN A CHECK
Maker Ailegea that Ho Slari-ed It to
Avoid Havlaa; His Throat
HUMBOLDT, Neb., March (.(Special.)
Considerable excitement was causedln this
city yesterday afternoon among tne crowa
of customers In th First National bank
when a farmer stepped up to th teller's
window and handed In a check for $104,
;bd soaker of the cheek, -who had accom
panied him (n to. th building, . called to
the cashier not to pay tha check for th
reason that It had been obtained HDitr
dutess, stating tbat the holder ot the pa
per had threatened to take hia Ufa It the
check wer not forthcoming and had en
forced hi demand with a knife. Th3 man
accused ot th offense wac at onco taken
in ehargs by the officer on a charge ot
drunkenness and locked up until a delink
plan of prosecution has been srranged.
The story as told by Dr. J. L. Gandy,
who gave tbe check, I 'follows: For the
past season one of tha doctor' farm near
this city has been leased by Fred Kenter,
a middle-aged farmer, r.nd the doctor, not
being thoroughly satisfied with him as a
tenant had arranged to have tha place oc
oupled by another party for tha coming
season. To this end be notified Kenter sev
ral mintba ago to look elsewhere for a
farm, but this th latter failed to do, and
when tha first ot March cam wa still in
possession of th Gandy farm. After
vainly endeavoring to persuade tbe farmer
to vacate, Gandy sought the aid of a local
firm ot attorney and after much delay
Kenter agred to vacate for tha sum ot
$58, and to thla the owner agreed, th
money to ha paid after possession had been
given. Things seemed to be all satisfac
tory until this afternoon, when the farmer,
having vacated, came lnt town for his
money. This was paid by the Attorneys and
a receipt gtran. th farmer departing ap
parently satisfied with hi bargain. Later,
after having filled up on Ilq-tor, bo dropped
into the office of th doctor and finding htm
alon lemaaded $100 more, stating that he
had been caused considerable trouble, and
tb doctor, being a man of wealth, could
easily afford to spare the amount. The
latter protested that th proceeding were
unusual, when tha farmer drew a danger
ou looking knife and remarked that he
meant business, and It th doctor did not
It down and at anc writ him out
check h would cut hi throat. Seeing that
tha man was hart erasy and doubtless meant
very word he said, the threatened man
thought It best to adopt oonciliatory meaa
urea and draw up and signed th check a
directed, handing It over to tha farmer, in.
tending to top payment by telephone.
Kenter, however, feared something of thl
kind and taking Gandy by th arm gave
him to understand that he was to accom
paoy him to the bank and sea that th
check waa paid. Arriving at tba bank door
the doctor again attempted to lude ths
vigilant captor and notify tb bank pretl
dent, but tb farmer balked hi design by
mutteriag to him that he had better atay
outslda tha railing, - However, there be
ing several other parties In. tha room. Goody
mad th fact known as atatsd abovo and
not only saved his coin, but escaped Injury
as well. Kenter, when drinking, is gen
erally recognised as a dangerous character
and It 1 claimed the assault was th sec
ond on for tb day.
ehool Chaacos Haads.
BROKEN BOW, Neb., March . (Spe
cial.) At a meeting held last night th
Broken Bow Buaiaes college, which wa
organised two years sgo by C. W. Roush,
passed into tbe hand of a corporation com
posed of tb buslnssa men of Broken Bow
and vicinity. It is Incorporated tor $10,
000, fully paid np. Tb school will be un
der th management of a board of aeven
teacher. The trustees elected ar C. W.
Roush, Alpha Morgan. Willi Caldwell, J.
B. Adamson. H. Lomax, J. C. Bowea and
H. B. Andrews. J. B. Adamson waa elected
president of tbe board and H. Lomax, sec
retary. The school now ha an enrollment
of ltd students and ta splendidly equipped
with furniture and apparatus.
Johasoa Mortsjaca Bseora.
TECL'MEEH, Neb., March .(Special.)
During tb month of February twelv
farm mortgages, amounting to $5ft,&50, were
filed with th county clerk of Johnson
county, wbll twenty-four elmllar mort
ages, amountlag to $41,424.10, wer re
eased. During th same tlm six twa and
city mortgage, amounting to $2,775, were
(led, while four such mortg igea,' mount
ing to $2.11715. were satisfied. That
month sixty-eight chattel mortgages.
mounting to $IJ,P1.7R, were placed on
record, while forty-two chattel mortgage
amounting to $17,437.92, were released.
FARMERS TAKING INTEREST
Lars; Attendaaeo at the Dawsoa
Coaaty Aaaaal Farmers'
LEXINGTON. Neb., March . (Special.)
Th Dawson County Fanners' Institute held
It annual cession la Darr A Qulnby's hall
In thl city Friday and Saturday. There
waa a much better attendance than last
year, showing that tb Interact In these
meeting I growing. Th sessions were
presided over by the president, L. A. Haw
kins of Lexington, County Superintendent
Claude Smith being the secretary. Mr.
Bertha D. Law of Minnesota, who ha at
tained a national 'reputation a a lecturer
on domestic matter, wa present and de
livered two lecture which wer tilled with
Interesting and valuable Information. Other
leading speaker were Hon. M. F. Greeley
of South Dakota, who ably discussed tha
subjects ot alfalfa raising, feidlng sheep,
growing potatoes and landed home. Prof.
A, L. Haecker of the State untversLy had
the ubject of "Developing Frm Dairies."
Dr. Peter of Lincoln, "Diseases of Farm
Animate." "Breeding and Selecting Seed
Corn and Dairy Herd" wer bly bandied
by D. P. Ashbura. Th following officers
wer elected tor th enaalng year, all of
whom ar successful and practical farmers:
President, Rev, 8. P. Toder; vie president,
L A. Hawkins; secretary, J. W. Rosen-
crantx; treasurer, T. B. Lants.
Frewioat Wsnasa Wlas Case.
FREMONT. Neb., March $. (Special.)
Th decision In tb Follansbeo will casa
at Hartvllle, Ho., giving Mrs. Kate Fol
lansbeo ot this city her dower interest
In the estate of. Edwin Follansbeo, who
died there In December last, leaving a will
disinheriting his wife and children. Is very
catlsfaotory to her friends her. There
was no question in the minds of Fremont
people about hsr being FolIansbeVa widow,
and it waa no surprise to them that the
alleged South Carolina wife failed to put
la an appearance. The amount of the Fol
lansbeo estate Is still a mystery, known
only to Henry Roseman, the farm hand who
was solo legatee, Ths only property her
la a small tract of land south of tha city,
worth perhaps $800. - Tha will undoubt,
edly be taken to the Missouri suprefh
court by Roseman, and It will be soma
time before Mrs. Follansbe and her son
and daughter rooelvo what is coming to
ImaroveBneat oa Elkhora.
CHADRON, Neb.. March 8. (Special.)
Since the Chlcajro ft Northwestern railway
has assumed the management of the Elk-
horn a great many Improvements have taken
place. A new seventy-foot turntsble haa
replaced the old on her and several
others have passed through to bo placed
at other points along tha line. Thla would
lndlcsta that larger engines would be need
on this division. A new Ice hobse of largo
dimension I nearing completion and will
bo filled next week. The company has si
re ady a large lea house here, which has
been filled this winter. A gang of 500
Japanese, a part of whom aro already here,
will be employed III summer In ballasting
and surfacing th roadbed, and eleven new
coal chute ar being constructed at va
rious point on th division and fitted with
gasoline n8lns and cable hoists, ,
Sfaa aad Stock atlsslaa:,
HUMBOLDT. Nab., March 8. (Special.)
Charlea Spycber, a farmer who baa beea
living for several yeara near this place,
haa disappeared from home, It la claimed,
leaving his financial affairs in had shape
and hi creditors may decide to cause him
somo trouble if they can but locate him.
Ha wa a renter, but during th last sea
son engaged extensively In stock rslslng
and to assist him In carrying It on bor
rowed money from a local bank and liom
other parties, giving a security chattel
mortgages on his stock. Slnoe hi de
parture only a small part of the stock can
be located and soma of his creditor aro
holding the sack for amounta varying from
$100 to $500.
Roato Mot Drssritt,
HUMBOLDT,- Neb., March 8. (8pecial.)
After a couple of weeks wer spent In
dynamiting th ice and dragging the water
ot th Namaha for the body ot Jesse Root,
who was supposed to hav been drowned
near th hom of hi sister several miles
east of thla cjty, while attempting to dip
water from the stream, newa comes that
th man has been seen over In th east
part of th county. From what can be
learned be placed hia cap near the edge of
the Ice and then disappeared for the pur-
pose, ao ho stated, of finding out whether
tho folks would look for him. His ctlon
ha been Mverely criticised by friends
nd neighbors who . underwent such a
Weleoaao Await Preacher.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. March 8. (Special.)
Extensive preparation hav been mad
for the welcoming of delegate from this
and adjoining atatee to tho Platta river
conference of tho United Evangelical
church, which convene Monday at Ver
don and will last through tha antlr week.
Bishop Heil of Allentown, Pa., will pre
side over th conference and aeveral min
ister of high standing from different part
ot th country wilt be In attendance.
Takea Saddealy HI.
rmT.r tonCK. Nab.. March I. (SDeotal.)
Mrs. Martha 6mith, aa aged woman living
In Clear Creek precinct, five mile north
west ot town, was takea violently ill and
fell yesterday afternoon in F. M. Linn s
tnt market, and It was for some time
thought h wa dying. Remedies wer
administered and ah wa abi last nueni
to ba removed to her home.
Loetaro hy Chaaoellor Aaarews.
GREELEY, Neb., March 8. (Special.)
Chancellor Andrew of th Stat university
gave th fifth number In th Epworth
league lecture eours last night, hi sub
ject being "Problem for Greater America."
Tho lecture was thoroughly ujoyod.
Plaro for Tecaaaseh Haa,
TECUMSEH, Neb., March I. (Special.)
r-Wardea Beemer of tho state penitentiary
tendered B. L. Fletcher of this city a posi
tion guard at tbat Institution na Mr.
r m . . I - . - .
Fletcher ecepteo. tie bow si wun iu
his new position.
gar Wheat $ Daaated.
BEATRICE. Neb., March 8. (Special.)
wartners aav that the fall wheat crop in
thla section has been damaged consider
ably by the cold, wet weather of ta last
Mar Betid Raw Depot.
BEATRICE. !. March 8. (Special)
It 1 reported her that th Burlington in-
tends to erect a new depot at this place
the coming spring. The report Is neither
confirmed nor denied by the BurllngtoS
officials In this City.
I F.ailorse l)r. Wells.
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. March 8. (Special.'
At last week' meeting of the Count"
Medical association resolutions wert
adopted endorsing Dr. Wells ot Fall Cits
for appointment slate food Inspector.
GOULD MAKING RECo"rO TIME
Misses tho Retslar Trala aad Specta;
I Mdo la to Over.
' take It.
SAVANNAH, Oa., March 8. Georg J
Gould, who reached Jacksonville, Fla., thli
afternoon too late to. catch th train tot
New York, secured a special train, tin
fastest that th Atlantic Coast line couli
supply. It moved out of Jacksonville pre
pared to make record time and overtaM
tho train which Mr. Gould had missed. In
actual running time, according to the of
ficial figures, tha 173 miles between Jack
sonville and Savannah were covered IB
158 minutes. Engines were shifted at Sa
vannah and the train started northward.
With Mr. Gould were his wife and chil
dren and about twenty others. They ex
pect to catch th regular train at Weldon
A Well Kiowa Merehaat lajared.
Mr. H. H. Hartman of Edenville. Frank
lin county. Pa., had the misfortune to fali
about eight feet Into his cellar and Injured
hi back to such an extent that he wat
unnble to attend to his store duties. He
was fortunate that It was no worse, at
many have lost their lives through falls
Ilka this. After trying several preparations
without obtaining any perceptible relief,
ha gave Chamberlain' Pain Balm a trial
and It relieved the pain and soreness at
onco and oon effected a permanent cure.
Takoa Fire Slays Five.
DAWSON, March 8. Five people 'wer
burned to death In tho Aurora roadhouso
on Hunker creek last Thursday. Neighbors
were unable to enter on account of the
amok. --, -
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises la tho family
every day. Let na answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert, i re
pared in two mintites. No boiling! no
baking! add boiling water and set to
eooL Flavors: Lemon, Orange, Rasp
berry atnd Strawberry. Get a packago
at your grocer to-dayy io eta.
We five written
contracts to cure
Diseases and Disor
ders of Men, or re
fund money paid.
Many cases taken
$5.00 per month.
cars is I Sara without cutties. Mia or of
tlm. Lenal ru. rants to curs you or mooer refund.
CYDHfl ur " Polwa toor
a I r atlLiiX ouahlr clsansoo' from th watem.
fiooa vrjr alia sad trmpmra dlaapiMiara completely
and torsrr. No ' rRBAJCINO OUT" of tho dla
Msa os ths skis or (- Treatment eeotalDa n
dansrmia drasa or Injurious medicln.
V.-rU Efl from BxcsisM or VICTIMS TO
ifcfiJV, itlCll MKRVOl'8 DICRIUTT OK KX
HllKrui.M uiAxriNtl WEAKNKliH. with EARLY
DECAY la YO"NO and MIDULB AGED, lack ot vim,
Tlsor and stranirth. with oraaaa Impaired and weak.
TPIftTMtE with a nw hom treat-
dlliiUsWiaC nnt. No pain, aa dctouUoa
from bu.ln.aa. -
I HIM AH Y, yflilnor Bladdw Trohls. Ws
rack. Burning Urlna, Frijuncy of t'rliiatlns. trim
High Colored, or with milky Mdlmmt ao atandlns.
Consaltatloa Free. Treatment by Mail.
Call or address. Cor. I4tta Dooslaa.
DR. SEALES &SEALES, Doha, Neb.
Treats all forms of
17 Year Experience,
17 Year In Omaha.
His remarkable suc-
(cbi baa nrver been
equaled aTiu every day brines many flatter-
I anu eve
orts of tl
he has a
ins reports of th good he is doing, or the
relief he baa given.
HotS p rings Trsatsnsnt for Syphilis
And all Blood Poisons. NO "BREAKING
OUT" on tb skin or face and all external
signs of the disease disappear at one.
ELQQO DISEASE V-iritfrk:
OYER 30,000 ourdecbX.Uerof
vitality, unnatural discharges, Btrlctur,
Gleet, Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Hy
drocele. QUICK CURES LOW CHARGES. .
Treatment bv mall. P. O. Box 7i6. Offlc
over 215 B. 14th street, between Karnam and
Douglas street, um aha, nku.
Mama. W -g NC3yaT SbNI saioircttra
Es n H NervuuaiieM.aireauiuofaiius,
fcw L VJ fliii.tuuiiiuool. drama. Iirt.
r- A J Married uir.D and mm Intenuln
to marry .uould l oiix; aaionmiins r.".
.mall weaa par'. hii w.r reattun., .
Sherman at MoConoatl Drug Co., Omaha.
A Gambler's Daughter
Tuesday, Wed. Mat. and Nlght-MR8.
HKL'NE, In the Powerful Drama
Prices-Mat. 26a to 11.00; night, tie to .
Thursday Night Only
And bis Celebrated Band.
Matlaee Tkarsdar, latarday aaa sa
tis y, ltlB, Kvery Klaat, S1.V
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
Murphy and Nichols. Nelson's f'oni!'iei.
Morrlssey and Rich.- Mason. Keeler A Co..
McCue snd alilii. Kronmi s ttliws i.tiii
kees Trio, the Kino'lromt.
Prices 10c, 2&u tuc.
Firtl Csngregtiisnal Church
MONDAY, M AUCH Ota. AT ttllS P. M.
THIS UHtCAT HlseiAN PIANIST.
Admission Reserved seats 75e and 11.00.
General Admission, loc. Seats 00
bow 111 A. iiuv Co.
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