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TITE OHAITA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, APIlILr 18, 1903.
We have closed out the entire sample stock of Sagnew &
Co., University IMace, New York City. This spot rash purchase
includes every sample of street skirts, and walking skirts made
by tliis popular firm, and as the purchase was made on about 50
per cent on the dollar we will sell them at less than the manufac
turers wholesale prices. The materials are Broad cloths, Serges,
Cheviots, Mixtures, Etamines, Voiles, Mistrcls and Brilliantines,
and all colors are in the lot the prices will be 09 flQ
up from VfaiOv
The sale of these sample skirts will commence on the second
floor Saturday morning.
Bring SI0.00 and Get S20.00 Worth
There are still several choice suits in the special lot on the
second floor, of walking and dress suits formerly sold at from
$ 12.50 to f 22.50, now being closed
We are showing nearly 100 styles of Women's new Silk Coats
In all lengths, excellent value, prices Rft
up from i..vOivU
Second Floor Special Values for Saturdays Buying
150 Trimmed Hats twelve styles worth $8.00, g QQ
200 Trimmed Hats worth $5.00,
300 Trimmed Hats worth $1.50,
A, large assortment in black and colors $2.98 and $2.75.
Black Chiffon Hat, worth $1.75, at . . . .... , . '. .Qgg
THREE DIE ON SCAFFOLD
Mnrderen Fay Extisma Penalty for Their
.Crimea, in Missouri.
ONE ONCE A PROMINENT TEXAN
It la Said that Ho Rfad the Komi.
nation for Coaayreaa la ' thai
Eleventh Dlatrtct at
that State. '
BUTLER, Mo., April 17. Dr. James U
Oartrell, the aged murderer of D. B, Done
gal, a Colorado miner, was hanged In the
county jail, yard at 10:15 ' this morning.
About 1,500 persons witnessed the execu
tion, many coming to the town from the
Rev. Williamson of the Christian church
addressed the crowd from the scaffold be
fore the condemned man was brought in.
Dr. Oartrell displayed remarkable nerve
and talked briefly to the spectators before
the black cap waa adjusted.
He stated that be had only one enemy
be oould not forgive, but he wouldn't men
tion bis name.
History at the Crime.
In March, 1901, . D. D. Donegan, a gold
miner from the Ounnlaon country, Colorado,
came here to provide himself with an outfit
to drive overland to Oklahoma, where be
Intended to buy a ranch.
He met Dr. James L. Oartrell and the
latter, son William. An arrangement waa
made that the three should drive to
Oklahoma together. When about 100 miles
from Kansas City the party stopped to
tpend the night in a deserted cabin. A
fire was kindled and the three men lay
down to sleep, but only the two younger
When the younger Gartrell awoke he
saw that his father had killed Donegan
by splitting his head with an ax. The
young man said to bis father: "What did
you kill him for. father?"
"Because, son, we needed the money,"
answered the old man.
The two men carried Donegan's body to a
nearby creek and dropped It In. Ths spring
.freshets soon washed the body out on the
banks, where It was found about two week,
later. Suspicion was directed towards the
Gartrella and when upon lnvesltgat'on It
was learned that Dr. Oartrell hid sold the
tesm of horses In the neighborhood whore
the crime wes committed the father and
son were arrested.
Dr. Gartrell later confessed that he killed
Donegan, entirely exonerating his son, but
he Insisted that he did It in self-defense.
Dr. Gartrell waa the oldest man upon
whom the death sentence baa ever been
pronounced In Missouri. He was more
than 68 years old. He was six feet tall,
very erect despite Ms age, and wore a
long flowing white beerd. At one time
he was a member of the legislature of
Texas snd It Is tail that be once refused
a nrmination for congress In ths Eleventh
district of Texas. He was once probate
udge of Refugio county, Texas.
KANSAS CITY, April IT. John or "Bud"
Taylor waa hanged at ths county Jail here
Para, Pole and SparkHns. Bottled Only at the Brewery St. Louis.
Order froa H. Mar dt Cemaaar
THE BALCONY SATURDAY, 2 TO 5
this morning for the murder on March 2,
1901, of Ruth Nollard. his former sweet
heart Taylor was baptized Into the Cath
ollo church lost night. He talked calmly
of the approaching end, slept well and
walked to the scaffold bravely. Taylor ex
pressed sorrow for his crime, but added:
"I loved her and wasn't willing to live
Taylor's crime was prompted by Jeal
ousy, because Miss Nollard, a working girl
of 19, had Jilted htm. He planned the mur
der most deliberately. He lay In wait for
bis victim several days and fired the fatal
shot at her with a rifle from a second
story window In West Ninth street as she
pasaed by on the opposite side with her
sister. The officers had difficulty in pre
venting a crowd that gathered from lynch
ing Taylor. His "lawyers tried to save him
on the plea of insanity and epilepsy and
several appeals for clemency had been
made to the governor.
Taylor was formerly a base ball player,
having gained some prominence In minor
leagues. He was 20 years old.
Shortly before the march to the scaffold
Taylor handed his brother a small package
of strychnine. The murderer said that be
had had the poison for several months and
Intended to commit suicide last night.
After being converted yesterday, however,
he had decided to meet his fate. Taylor
probably was the coolest man that was ever
hanged In Jackson county.
Kills Maa at a Daaee,
ST. JOSEPH. April 17. Charles May
was hanged in the Jail yard here today for
murder. May shot and killed Robert Mar
tin at a country dance December 15, 1900.
He had quarreled with Martin's brother and
claims that hs did not shoot at the man
who was killed.
May had three trials. He was twice con
victed of murder In the first degree, but
the case waa onoe reversed by the supreme
court on error, una trial resulted in a nung
A week ago May embraced the Catholic,
religion and was baptized by the priest
who accompanied him to the scaffold today.
The trap was sprung at 9:43 o'clock and
his neck was broken, -
Ort.ai Maa HaBgtd.
EUGENE, Ore.. April 17. Elliott Lyons,
who on February 6 ahot and killed Sheriff
W. W. Withers while resisting arrest tor
horse stealing, waa hanged today.
Lyons walked to the scaffold and before
the cap was adjusted said: "God forgive
them, they know not what they do." His
neck waa broken by the fall.
The execution was witnessed by 150 peo
ple. Including many sheriffs of the stats.
Lyons cams from a highly respected pio
neer family and It la said his aged mother
is dying of grief over .the crime.
Contract for street Oradlaar.
Yesterday blda were opened by the
Board of Public Works for the grading of
Thirty-seventh street from Farnam to
Dodge and of Twenty-seventh avenue from
Grant to Lake. F. C. Jackson A Co. was
the sole bidder, the price named bring 26 J-10
cents a yard. The Thirty-seventh street
grading requires ,000 cubic yards of filling.
The contract was awarded. Chairman Kola
water of the board was absent on account
of Illness. Comptroller Westberg and Build
ing Inspector Carter decided To defer ao
tlon on sending a Hot of employes to the
council foi confirmation uutll a special
meeting to be held Monday.
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U ulILs 2)1s1ajjvE u U MUd
SATURDAY SHOPPERS WITH ECONOMICAL LEANINGS
WILL FIND AT BENNETT'S A REAL FEAST OF BARGAINS
THAT WILL LAST ALL DAY LONG.
Big Rocker Sale for Saturday
or in fact any Rocker Chair
Saturday hundreds of bargains,
DRAPERY DEPARTMENT 3d Floor-In Need of Lace Curtains?-Hera is Your Chance
Ruffled Swiss Curtains, worth $ 2.00, special, per pair ,g
Rope Curtains, worth $8.75, special sale, each 5i'50
Curtain Poles, 5 feet long, complete, each
MATTINGS AND CARPETS Third Floor
50 full pieces of China Matting, worth 15c a yard, not more than one roll to a
customer (bring size of room no measures taken) per yard
SPECIAL SALE OP 35C AND 40C MATTINGS, very fine, close woven Japanese
patterns, at, per -ard ,
75c Linoluem patterns best printed, 2 yards wide, quantities sufficient for any room,
in imitation of tile and other bathroom and vestibule patterns, per square yard
The Leading Grocery
We heartily Invite you to visit the leading grocery of the trans-Missouri section
Everything guaranteed perfect In quality, freshness and price.
Granulated Sugar, 20 lbs .... $1.00
Bennett's Bargain Soap, 8 bars 25c
8eeded Raisins, 1-lb. package lOo
Apple Butter, E-Ib. Jar , 24c
Baking Soda, 1-lb. package 6c
Bread, large loaf 3c
Plums, 8-lb. can 9o
Flour 48-lb. sack 80c
Don't fall to get In on our California
canned goods sale, regular 18c values for
l2Vo a can.
TEAS AND COFFEES
Tea Sittings, per lb 15c
B. F. Japan, per lb 38c
Colong, per lb ..38c
English Breakfast, per lb 38c
COFFEES ALWAYS FRESH ROASTED
Santos, good drink, per lb 12o
Special Rio, delicious, per lb 18o
Bennett's Capitol Coffee, finest In the mar
ket, pound package 28c
Headquarters' for pure, fresh delicious
butter direct from the producers.
Fresh Country Butter, per lb 18c
Cottage Cheese, per pall 9c
Harness and Saddlery
SWEAT PADS These are In all sizes and
for 85c at
How does the offer strike youT Keep y our eye on this department and you'll save
Ve carry anything and everything for Horse and Horsemen
OLD JOHN FLANAGAN AGAIN
This Time the Colored Cestensrlaa ta
Defendant la Injnne
If all the allegations In a petition filed
In district court yesterday by the Wi
nona Savings bank be true, John Flanagan
Is a "terrible" man and it behooves resi
dents of Boyd's addition to put up the
storm doors. The bank has asked that he
be held In restraint by the court and
Judge Read has gratified the wish, setting
the hearing for April 25, before Judge
Flanagan Is a colored man some centuries
old and has a notion that he owns whole
acres In Omaha residence districts. This
and the consequent litigation has made him
one of the historic characters of the city.
But the eccentricity that has made him
prominent has also made him a source of
perpetual concern tor his neighbors and
they live in that unpleasant state of mind
endured by those who reside along the dikes
of the lower Mississippi. - Every time he
overflows they take to the flatboats and tall
About two weeks sgo David T. Blue rowed
Into court for an Injunction to prevent
Flanagan from continuing his alleged ef
fort to sow wheat on top of Blue'a potato
crop on a lot claimed by Blue under lease.
The hearing on this will not be until May
4. but now comes the bank with another
proceeding, similar in nature.
In the second petition It Is alleged that
Flanagan has "terrorized" the neighborhood
of lot 10 In block 20 of the Boyd addition,
the trouble began. It Is charged, when
Flanagan moved a quantity of old lumber
onto the plaintiff's premises and essayed
to build some sort of structure. The hold
ers of the lot moved the lumber oft many
times and Flanagan moved It on again
Just as often. Finally, It is alleged, the
dusky centenarian adopted more threaten
ing methods, "striding the lot with a
bludgeon," and sitting at his cabin door
near the premises "with threatening and
devouring looks." The petitioner charges
that he "behaved as a veritable Sultan of
Bulu" In the matter of domination and
that there Is simply nothing left to do but
appeal to the strong arm of the law. No
amount of money will square matters,
plaintiff states, but the security afforded
by an injunction Is what It desired and
must be had.
SHORT CHANGED IN COW DEAL
Why James Wbtlta Wants Two Haa.
dred Dollars from Wil
James Whalen has concluded that Wil
liam Schwenk short-changed him In a cat
the deal, and has appealed to ths district
court to maks Schwenk do pennance to the
extent of about $200.
It Is Whalen'a allegation that hs bought
three cows of the defendant upon the let
ter's representation that In due course ot
time the three would become six without
effort on Whalen's part. But only one
met expectations, and she was very slow
about It. On thla count plaintiff allsges
be was damaged S85 worth. A second
count la that when hs took ths fruitful
cow and ber fruit to Schwenk to bo pas
tured the latter promised to put them on
long grass and let them eat at the first
table, but that Instead he retired them to
a spot more bare than Dave Hill's doms
and they pearly starved. On this score he
asks the rest of the 300 claimed as damages.
FURNITURE Third Floor
only. Your unrestricted choice of
on our floor that sells up to J3.00
come Saturday-and take pick
Med. Sour Pickles, per pint Be
Dill Pickles, each lo
Olives, per pint 12o
PIcalllll pint 7Vo
A very complete line of all Imported and
domestic cheese on the market.
Swiss Cheese, per lb 18c
Cream Cheese, per lb 12V4C
Hand Cheese, each 2o
Neufchatel Cheese, each.... 4o
Royal Luncheon. Jar 10c
Cottage Cheese, per pint 9c
CIGARS AND TOBACCO
Geo. W. Childs Cigar, 8 for 25c
Smoking Tobacco, per lb 25c
Big line of Pipes, each.... 25c, 15o ,10c, 5c
Pure Sugar Stick Candy IB sticks 6c
3 sticks ...,1c
California Figs, cartoon '....5c
Mixed Candy, per lb 9c
Gum Drops, per lb 8c
Chocolate Creams, per lb 15c
Toasted Marsh mellows,' per pkg 6c
SKULLS AS BOTE WITNESSES
Benigtianal Developments An Promised in
ths Fair Will Oats.
BODIES DECAPITATED IN AUTOPSY
Heads Mar Be Broasrht lato Court to
Relate the Evidence of the
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17. The Call
this morning says that startling develop,
ments are promised In the Fair will case
now before the courts.
It Is alleged that facts have come to light
here most damaging to the testimony given I
a few days ago In New York by Luclen Mas
and Alfred J. Morane, the Frenchmen who
were called to recount certain Incidents ;
attending the death of Charles U Fair
and his wife In France, which, It true, :
would strongly tend to establish as a fact j
that Mrs, Fair survived her husband and
thus left ber own relatives ths direct jelrs
to the fortune Inherited under these cir
cumstance from her husband.
It has been learned, continues the Call,
from one ot those who Is deeply con
cerned In the Fair case that the skulls ot the
late Mr. and Mrs. Fair, whoso bodies were
shipped back to Ssn Francisco after they
had been relinquished by the French au
thorities, have been preserved and are now
In the custody of responsible persons hero,
ready to be produced when the time comes
for refuting the evidence given at New
Mar Traasfer the Case.
Whether they will be ssnt to New York
or remain hero is a matter that will wholly
depend on a move that will be mads
shortly to have ths case transferred to
the courts of this city.
When the bodies of the Fairs were re
ceived in New York from Francs they were
I discovered to be la such a decomposed
' condition that It was deemed advisable
to hasten the funeral In Ban Francisco. It
Is now stated that the funeral was followed
by an autopsy that Included ths decapita
tion of both bodies, an operation that was
mads by Drs. Oallway and Robinson.
Ths testimony of Mas and Morans that
Mrs. Fair waa living when they approached
the bodies and that blood was streaming
down one side of her face Is contradicted
by concrete evidence the woman's skull.
It can be shown by the skull that such
would have been an Impossibility, It Is
Ths skull of Charles Fair, now In ths
safe keeping of his friends, was not
crushed In ths manner described by the
French witnesses. In fsct, It remains In-
taot, although showing a depression caused
by a forceful contact, which resulted In
concussion ot the brain and the death of
COLLECTING THJECITY'S TAXES
Record Made r Treasarer Hesslsgi
City Treasurer Hennlngs hsa tabulated a
statsment showing ths result of ths collec
tion ot the personal taxes for ths year 1902.
I all taxes levied have been collected, this
per cent being paid by 9,000 persons, ins
total tax list lor the year Included the
names of 15.100 people. Ot thla number TOO
people representing t per cent of all the
personal property on the taa Hat, havs
been exempt treat sajmaat either Urate
any Fancy Parlor Arm Rocker
each, on special sale I Cfl
only, each I.WU
per lb ...........
No. 1 Sugar Cured ILini
Everything in the meat line
in rarest qualitites at deep-cut
Native Steer Boot Only
To Wait Dean You.
. BASETIENT. .
AFTERNOON, AND 7 TO
cancellation or double assessment or re
moval from the city. This leaves but 5 per
cent of the personal property tax of 1902
unpaid, It being owned by 6,000 persons.
During the fiscal year 1902 no vans have
been sent out by the treasurer, but It Is
believed that the use of these vans for the
collection of the taxes of the previous yesr
has had considerable effect upon the pay
ment ot personal property taxes for 1902.
There Is a story connected with the ser
vice of the tax van which haa never been told,
but the fact is that with the exception of
three casra Treasurer Hennlngs never took
from ths house any property for the fail
ure ot taxpayers to pay upon demand. At
the time the van system of collection was
suggested the treasurer saw an opportu
nity to do effective work and at the same
time work no hardship upon unfortunate
persons. He made a deal with4 the Ex
pressman's Delivery company by which that
company supplied a van, which became well
known over the city because of the legend
which It bore, announcing that It was the
treasurer's van, to be used for the collec
tion of delinquent taxes. The van was
then tsken to a second-hand store, where
a quantity of furniture was leased by the
treasurer and after being hauled Into an
other part of the city was brought to the
office of the treasurer and another "seiz
ure" was recorded. This made the people
who had been notified that taxes were due
attend to the matter of payment, ao that
more personal taxes were collected that year
than ever before.
A WHEELBARROW EPISODE
Amusing Experience of aa American
Woman Travellna; la the
Writing In the April Housekeeper of ths
many strange modes of transportation she
has employed during her world-wide trav
els, Jessie Ackermann says:
At soma time or other It hsa been my lot
to employ practically every mode of trans
portation In exlatence. In America we
hardly realize the fatigue and hardships
Inseparable from Journeys along untrod
den paths In China, Africa and other re
gions where the shriek of ths locomotive
Is rarely heard. What would the Amer
ican woman who regards even a 100-mile
Journey In a Pullman palace car aa an
ordeal to be avoided, say to a ride In a
rickety old wheelbarrow, a common ex
perience of mine In ths remote portions of
the Celestial kingdom? In many parte of
China horses and carriages are attached to
every well regulated household, but leaving
the ports we find the horse aa animal al
most as rare aa he promises to become in
our own country when the automobile has
fully coma Into Its own.
In many provinces there are no regular
roads, and the use of carts Is Impossible.
Here the natives have devised a means
ot locomotion unknown elsswhere, the
"wheelbarrow built tor two." It Is some
what different In construction from ths
American wheelbarrow, but propelled In
like fashiot'. Ths wheel Is much lsrger and
comes up t.Xrough the center, with room
for a seat on each side. One Is Intended
for the traveler and the other for his bag
gaga, and the weight of the baggage must
balance that of ths passenger. I was not
aware ot this lmportsnt principle when I
startsd for my Initial rids In a Chinese
wheelbarrow and conssquently my debut
was rather lopsided. But I soon ovsr
took a missionary who was bound for ths
same place I was and I Invited her to ride
with jns. With this young lady and my
baggage oa one seat and I on the other,
we were properly balanced. Ths coolie put
a heavy strap over his shoulders and fast
ening the ends to the wheelbarrow he
pushed1 vrlU ail hla night. Wo made alow
Young (Uteri's Suits,
Ages 15 to 20 TOMORROW WE OFFER EXTRA GOOIA
VALUES not- matched in the city, at .... J fj g)
$11.75, $9.75, $7.50 and JPm0i
DUTCHESS TROUSERS The
10c a button, $1 a rip special sale tc
$4.00, $3.50, $3.00, $2.50, $2.00 and.
10c a button, $1 a rip special sale tomorrow f A Cf
Below we quote a very few prices on our suits. These suits are worth from $3 60
to $7.09 more than we have them marked for this opening salei
worth $10. . .
worth $15. . .
UNION MADE OVERCOATS
20 per cent-OFF 20 per cent
$20.00 TOP COATS $16.00
f 15 TOP COATS.... $12.00 $10.00 TOP COATS.. $8.00
This line of coats have Just been received within the last two weeks and are made
up In all popular lengths, colors, tan, black and gray mixture.
Our prescription department is as near perfect as intelligence ,
can make it and our work in this line of Pharmacy is absolutely J
satisfactory to every patron.
This is proven by the absolute confidence the best physicians
and our patrons have in us. The changing or "substituting" of
drugs we will not tolerate. To illustrate: If your prescription
calls for Listerine, or Phenocitine that is what you get.
nothing Uore, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
This principle is honestly carried out throughout our drug
We do not recognize the schedules of prescription price used
by druggists, but charge a nominal profit only.
BRING YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS TO OUR DRUQ DEPT.
progress and I suggested to the missionary
that we walk a while to rest ourselves. We
did not know that it was necessary tor
passengers to alight sisiutTaneouBly. ' At
my suggestion my companion Jumped
lightly from her seat, and my weight throw
ing the vehicle out ot balance, I waa landed
unceremoniously by the waysldo. I rose
from the dust, shook myself and deolared
at the neareBt village that I would forever
abandon the wheelbarrow, oven If It meant
the pompletlon of my Journey on foot.
DISASTER WRECKS REASON
Red Maddens the Engineer Who Baa
Dowa a ' Trolley Car at
Newark, Hew Jersey.
Haunted by the memorves of that awful
morning in February when his locomotive
crashed through a carload ot school ohll
dren at the Clifton avenue crossing, killing
nine and wounding more than a score, Os
car Barallffs, the Lackawanna engine
driver who held ths throttle on that Ill
fated run, lies In St. Michael's hospital,
Newark, a mental wreck.
He has almost recovered from the in
juries he suffered when bis cab waa crushed
around him like an eggshell by contact with
the trolley car. His physical condition Im
proves steadily, but mentally his plight Is
pitiable, though the hospital physicians are
not without hope that in time his mind may
regain Its normal poise.
At times Barcllffs appears quite rational,
but during the greater part of the long days
and often In his delirium at night he fan
cies himself busy about his locomotive.
For some days he has been able to sit up
and his attendants have permitted him to
gaze out of the windows and absorb the
genlsl warmth ofslthe spring sunshine.
But they have noticed that whenever he
sits there long he becomes strangely ex
citable. Leaning far forward over the sill
ho gszes Intently ahead. Then his brow
wrinkles with a look of horror, his Jaw
sags hopelessly and he lurches backward
Into his chair, waving his arms spasmod
ically, while beads .of cold perspiration
start from his forehead.
For a long time the physicians and at
tendants were at a loss to know ths cause
ot his emotion, and they could only attrib
Xf 11 - .
juviviuun uu ower veers combined.
It has rightly earned the title
"King of Bottled Beers."
AU ardors promptly filled r
GEO. KSUQ, Hanajtx Anheuier-Buich Branch, Omaha, Neb.
most satisfactory trousers made,
ute It to a disordered brain, unbalanced by
the horror of his recollection. At last the
mystery has been solved. From the spot
where Barcllffe sat habitually he could see.
when hs leaned forward, the image of St.
Michael, which surmounts the main door
way of the hospital. Over the shoulders of
the statue is a scarlet-covered cape. To
Barcllffe's fevered imagination the "bright
bit ot color was a danger algnal on tho
line. As often as his eyes caught its glint
In the sunshine the poor fellow enacted his
Barcllffe hereafter will take his sun bath
at a window whence he cannot sea the
gleam ot red that oonjures up such har-"l
rowing memories. New York Herald. 1
Easter Hat Causes siatctde. J
"You ' will never see me alive again,"
were the words uttered by Mrs. Clarence
Bishop, 17 years ot age, as she rushed out
of her home in Port Jervis, N. Y., last
Sunday. She had quarreled over an Easter
bonnet. Mrs. Bishop ran to the top of the
Erie railroad bridge which spans the Nave
sink river, and, waving her handkerchief.
Jumped off, a distance ot forty feet, to the!
river below. After about one hour's wo&J
with boats and drag hooks, the body was1
found 2,000 feet down stream. Her husband
Is only 19 years old, and the two had been
"What would you do," said Mr. Rafferty. '
"If you was to suddenly discover that you
"Well." answered Mr. Dolan, "I'd put
up a few libraries, fur form's sske, an'
thin I'd go ahead an' found some schools
fur plumbers an' oother professional men,
so that civilization could have a sure t'lng
on gittin' its money's wort' when It had a
Job of work done." Washington Star,
Opals Are "Lucky.
Oeneral Manager David Young, who la un
der indictment for the Newark slaughter
of children, wears a wonderfully made
watch charm which biases with diamonds
and opals, ons of the latter being nearly as
large as a pigeon's egg. "Unlucky to wear
opals?" hs laughed. "Wtr, I have had this
four months and have had notnlng buc luck
ever since." The next day he was Indicted.
New York Press.
Standard of ExctUenco
and has for
In that Deriod
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