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TITE OMAITA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1D03.
WATCHING THE "STATE BOARD
Meat for the Equalisation of Taxes on
Monday, Maj 4.
CX-GOVERNOR SAVAGE BACK IN LINCOLN
Asserts Ha DI4 t Kaew He Was
Waalea TJatll After Hartley la
Testlsratloa Wu All
(FYom a BUff Correspondent)
ZJNCOLN. April 30. (Special.) All eyes
?re now upon the State Board of Equsllia
tlon. It meets here next Monday, May 4,
and much Ii expected of It All of the re
turns of the assessors hare been received
and sealed and are la the hands of the
state auditor. What the board will do in
the matter of railroad valuation la a ques
tion of much moment and all eyes are upon
Governor Mickey, for upon him most prob
ably will rest the decision of the board.
Ala. In view of the fact that Auditor
Weston was a. member of the last board
and that Treasurer Mortensen favors rail
roads paying their Just share of the taxes.
If Governor Mickey follows out his Inten
tions of using as a guide In his action the
stata constitution, then the railroads, be
yond doubt, will pay their share of the
Last year tba total railroad Valuation
In the entire state was $26,688,612.70; In
1901 the total valuation of all roads was
126,422.732.30; la each year the returns
were made on 6,703.32 miles. All members
of the state board are how In St. Loali
and will not return before Saturday.
While- .the people lost out In the last
legislature In the matter of railroad taxa
tion, the feeling ahown there and the gal
lant fight made by some members of that
body indicate clearly that reform In the
matter of railroad taxation Is In the air
and that aooner or later it will come. If
this board does not give relief, some other
board will. . This Is the opinion often ex.
pressed by. parties from various portions
of the state who have recently been at
"Reform la coming," said one of these
recently, "and the railroads may Just as
well get. In line to pay their taxes. They
have escaped for many , years, but that Is
to Indication that they will always escape.
If the present board does not give some
relief to the taxpayers, some other board
will. I am In favor of electing the next
legislature on this proposition, and I am
In favor of sending to the legislature only
people who will do their duty and tax all
corporations and all . people In proportion
to the property . they own, and I believe
this will be done.". '
1S i Bavaare Ketwraus ta Llacala.
Serene In the' knowledge that tba Ne
braska legislature had adjourned; calm In
' the knowledge that the Bartley Investi
gating committee had been dissolved; Ig
norant ( f ) o the fact that search had been
made for 'htm; Ignorant (?) of the fact
that he" was wahted here until It was too
, late for him to be of service; Ignorant (T)
of the great commotion his absence created,
Ezra Perln .Savage, former governor of the
tate, has returned' to Lincoln. He returns
from Washington, where he has been since
a few daya before the convening of the
legislature. Ha left for that place about
the .time th' rumor wera all afloat of an
Investigation aa to the contents of the
' mysterious "cigar box" to which he often
had referred and the key to which ha waa
supposed to possess.
"The first Intimation 1 had that the
to appear before It waa when I aaw a notice
in a Lincoln, paper . that , I couia not do
found'.- aald the', ox-governor tbla after
noon. . , ;
Ha was then asked If he had received
the lettera that had been eent by tha com
mittee demanding, that he appear before It
"I received no inch letter," he replied,
"and f had no Idea that I waa wanted
here. I made my" headquarters at the
Brooks hotel In Tacoma and If. aa the Lin
coln paper aald, the letter waa aent to
Seattle, It may Just aa well have been aent
to Chicago, for I waa not at Seattle. I
would gladly have appeared before that
committee and told all that I know about
anything connected with my official life,
for I hava nothing to conceal. I am not
ashamed of anything that I have done and
my acta are always open tonhe scrutiny oi
ny legislative committee.
"I saw very few of the papers wmie
iwiv " continued ur. oarage, oui m
o, I know not whom, aent ma a marked
copy of a Lincoln paper which aald that I
could not be located. I then wired to the
DaDer my address."
What seems a Terr atrange coincidence
to the members of the Investigating com
mittee and to the people here, was tha fact
that tha telegram, from Governor Savage
was received In Lincoln on the day that the
stommlttee returned Ita whitewash report,
1 It seems stranger still that Savage ahould
ita know he waa wanted here when every
caper In the state and many out of It, com
mented on tha fact that he could not be
located, ' At the time the committee was
appointed a summons waa placed In the
hands of the sergeant-at-arms of the house
for Mr. Bartley, and a summons was mailed
In a registered letter to Mr. Savsge. The
sergeant-at-arma for some reason the com
mittee was never able to learn, allowed
Bartley to escape the city before the sum
mons could be served, and nothing could
be learned of the Savage letter. The first
intlmatloa (hat was, secured of Savage's
whereabouts waa when he sent the tele
gram which gave his location. That was
received the day the committee reported.
Tha governor will go to Sargent In a tew
have thick hair
v 1: 1
the combful. But you can do as Mr. Chism
did; you can stop this falling with
Ayer's Hair Vigor
It will probably serve you better than that, for it makes
the hair grow, and keeps the scalp free from dandruff.
J. O. AYES CO.,
dsys sod aimltt his son In moving to Wash
ington, where already one son hss estab
lished himself. He will spend the summer
here, at Sargent and In the stste, and In
the fall will make another trip to Seattle,
where he has lumber Interests. It Is his
Intention In the course of time to remove
there. He denied that he was Interested
In any Nebraska coal compsny.
Tarn Down . Ows Precepts.
The members of the Nebraska State
Medical society decided this morning that
It was proper to follow what they taught
and not what they practiced. It all came
about by the Introduction of a motion that
hereafter the entertainment committee dis
pense with all kinds of liquors at social
functions. Very quietly and without any
discussion the doctors voted down the
motion by a vote of 17 to 11. The resolu
tion had been previously urged by . those
doctors who believed that Inasmuch as
they all taught the bad effects of alcohol
they should themselves refrain from Its
exhlleratlng effects. Omaha will be the
next meeting place. The following officers
were elected: ,
Dr. B. P. Crummer of Omaha, president;
Dr. O. W. Shldler of York and Dr. P. E.
Plum of Gothenburg, vice presidents. Dr.
A. D. Wilkinson of Lincoln was re-elected
secretary again, and Dr. H. Wlnnett Orr
was re-elected corresponding secretary.
Dr. J. L. Greene of the asylum was elected
treasurer. The councillors named were:
First district, Dr. B. B. Davis of Omaha;
second district. Dr. A. R. Mitchell of Lin
coln; Third district. Dr. J. W. Billiard of
Pawnee City, and Fourth district. Dr. Tsr
men of Battle Creek. The following coun
cillors will serve one year longer: Fifth.
Dr. McDonald of Fremont; Sixth, Dr. Shaw
of Osceola; Seventh, Dr. Prltchett of Fair
bury; Eighth, Dr. Lewis of Valentine. The
councillors who will serve two years longer
are; Ninth, Dr. Mulllns of Broken Bow;
Tenth, Dr. Shields of Holdrege; Eleventh,
Dr. Andrews of Eustls, and Twelfth, Dr.
Moore of Alliance.
The salary of Dr. Wilkinson, secretary,
was raised $50 for the last year and 150 for
The "dry" resolution that created the
discussion waa Introduced by Dr. J. W.
Bullard of Pawnee City and it waa aa fol
lows: Believing that the medical profession In
general and the medical profeselon In Ne
braska In particular should be foremost In
the promotion of morality, sobriety and the
welfare of humanity in general, and by
both practice and precept do all In its power
to accomplish this end; therefore be It
Resolved, by the house of delegates of the
Nebraska State Medical association. That
we recommend to the future entertainment
committee that henceforth wine, cham-
fagne, beer and all other Intoxicating
Iquors be excluded from the social func
tions of this association.
Several interesting papers we4-e read, after
which the society adjourned at 11:30
o'clock, Last night the doctors held a
smoker at the Lindell hotel.
Lltlatloa over Estate.
A case of much Interest to be tried in
the supreme court at its next session Is
that of Frank H. Parker against Lewis C.
Parker, Maud Lord Parker and three or
four trustees and administrators of Gaga
county. It Is a case In which Frank H
Parker will attempt to secure that portion
sf the estate of his father and mother
which he believes Is rightfully his.
Frank H. Parker and Lewis O. Parker
are brothers , and away back In the past
Frank moved to California, where ha grew
to man's estate and secured considerable
of it for himself. About this same time
Lewis C. remained at home, where ha waa
supposed to be the comfort of hla aged
father and mother, but where he lncl
dentally secured a detailed acquaintance
with the business and tha estates of both,
that, according to Frank, served him vell
in these later days. -n'M""
Anyhow, along in 1893 tha father of the
boys died and Frank waa summoned homo
to see him breathe his last. Frank was a
busy man. and having Implicit ' faith in
hla brother, Lewis, returned to California
without investigating the estate, trusting
Lewis to aettle everything satisfactorily
and to mail him hla portion. By the time
Frank got home tha lettera began to come
from Lewis explaining that hla father waa
heavily indebted, and that he himself, in
order to keep from tlelng the estate,
had gone on many of the notes for which
bis father had stood sponsor. Frank very
much admired this spirit of liberality In
Lewis and wrote him a very warm letter
of appreciation and assured him that he
would assume half of the obligations, and
that anything that Brother Lewis did was
Boon the mother of tha boys died and
again Frank waa summoned home. Now
this mother had agreed to divide her prop
erty equally between the two, so it waa
aald. Frank ' again left the aettlement of
the estate to Lewis.
The boys took the win of the mother,
placed it in an envelope, sealed It and de
posited It in tha bank at Beatrice, where
It waa to remain except on a Joint order
from both. Now come Lewis and secures
from Frank a deed to his half of tha home
estate in order to settle up soma of the
debta of the estate. This made Frank
do a little Investigating on his own account
and ha discovered that instead of hla name
being among the elect. of his mother's will
the name of Lewis' wife waa at the ton,
This led to an investigation and Frank
avows that his father's debts were In Lewis'
eye and he wants his share of both estates.
Tha lower court decided against him and
he haa asked the supreme court to help
-They do aay that the former trials of
the caae have brought out many little in'
cidents of interest That frequent inter
course haa been had with the spirit of the
father and the mother all of the litigants
are spiritualists. But notwithstanding the
spirit of the father and the mother told
"About a year ago mj hair
. wag falling out badly. I began
to use Ayer's Hair Vigor, and
tbe falling was promptly checked.
I still use it once or twice a week
to keep my hair soft and glossy.'
y ' Marcus L. Cbism, Ford, Ky.
You certainly cannot
it It keeps coming out by
color to gray. hair.
Frank the property was divided as It should
be, Frank belleveth not for now that ha Is
suspicious he doubts not that a strange
spirit was rung In on him, and It Is said
that Lewis secured Ms wife upon the rec
ommendation of a spirit.
Masons to Celebrate.
May 1!), 20, tl, 22 Lincoln will be the
Mecca of Maaons of all rites and degrees,
the occasion being the celebration of the
growth and prosperity of the lodges in Ne
braska. All petitions are required to be
In the banda of the secretary, John H. Mc-
Clay before May 11.
Doctors Receive Diplomas.
Sixteen prospective physicians received
their degrees last night at the graduating
exercises of the Lincoln Medical college.
One degree for post graduate work was
conferred on a physician already practic
ing, and Algernon Fawcett of Augusta, Me.,
.. . . .
was conferred with tbe nonorary Degree m
doctor of medicine. It waa the fourtecntn
annual commencement and the young men
who received degrees were:
John F. Spealman, Emerson W. Goldmsn,
Frank M. Means. John Frederick James,
Oscsr Corwln Payne, Edward K. Lawrence,
Arthur K. Turner, Charles A. Rydberg,
William Witte. James H. Hylton. William
Adarason, W. Grant Bixler, Ersklne M.
Barnes, Charles W. Little, Elmer E.
Fisher. John Frederick Brendel.
Besides a post graduate degree was con
ferred In sbsentla upon W. W. Dewolf,
The program opened by a selection by
the Cotner octet, composed of four young
men and four young ladies. The Invocation
was offered by Riv. Dr. Haynes, Miss Lell
Louck rendered a selection on the piano.
Rev. H. O. Rowlands delivered the ad
dress of the evening, after which Miss Syd
ney Murphy, the Cotner ladies' quartet and
Mies Aenone Poston furnished music. Dr.
Charles W. Little was valedictorian of the
class. Mies Jane Morrow then gave a vocal
solo, after which Chancellor AylsworUi of
Cotner university presented the members
of the class with their diplomas. The
Cotner male quartet closed the program
with a song.
Homeopaths Ask Recognition,
The Nebraska State Homeopathic society
this morning adopted a resolution petition
ing Governor Mickey to recognise that
school of medicine when he began to con
sider the appointment of a superintendent
of the Norfolk Insane asylum.
The resolution sets forth that a large
percentage of the taxpayers of the state
do employ homeopathlo physicians and
believe in that method of therapy aa
being auperlor and as furnishing superior
results In the treatment of tbe insane. It
was declared to be tbe sense of the meet
ing that at least one of the state's in
sane hospitals should be under homeopathic
supervision, and that Inasmuch as the one
formerly at Norfolk was under such care. It
should be continued when the new building
shall have been erected there.
The election of officers for the ensuing
year resulted as follows:
President F. E. Way of Wahoo.
First Vlco President A. P. Wells of Mc-
Second Vlco President E. B. Woodward
Secretary B. Arthur Carr of Lincoln.
Treasurer O. 8. Ward of Omaba.
This waa the thirtieth successive elec
tion of Dr. Ward to the position of treas
urer. Dr. Fred H. Teale of Omaha was
elected a member of the hoard of censors
for three years, succeeding Dr. E. A. Carr,
whose term expired, so that the board now
comprises the gentlemen named end Drs.
T. J. Merry man of Lincoln and W. A. Cate
Dr. F. B...Righter of this city was .made
a member of the legislative committee for
three years, to succeed Dr. A.' H. Dorrls.
Hla associates are Drs. B. F. Bailey of this
city and A. R. Van Sickle of Omaha.
The appointment of delegates to the meet
ing of the American Institute of Ho
moeopathy waa left to the president, as
waa also the date of the next meeting,
which was located in Omaha.
The . attendance was aomewhat dimin
ished this morning, many of the doctors
having returned home. Tha bureau of
clinical medicine and pathology waa taken
up. Dr. Frederick Teale of Omaha presid
ing. Dr. Bentnack of Platte Center pre
sented a discussion on the treatment of
pneumonia. Dr. Perky of this city spoke
of spotted fevers as found In the moun
tains. Dr. Hancbett of Omaha, "Practical
Medicine," and Dr. H. R. Miner of Falls
City read a aelected paper.
The latter also presided during tha
presentation of the bureau of surgery.
Dr. Cate spoke of "Two Cases Affecting
tha Genlto Urinary Tract;" Dr. Leake of
Fremont "Puerperal Fever from a Sur
gical Standpoint;" Dr. A. P. Hanchett of
Counctl Bluffs, "A Few Appendix Cases,"
and Dr. Miner, "Acute Tellow Atrophy of
the Liver aa a Post Operative Compiles
Adapted Boa Loses Property.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., April 80. (Special.)
The higher courts a few days ago rendered
a decision In favor of the heirs to the Fer
guson estate as against the claims of an
adopted son who seeks to recover a snare.
The young man, it is alleged, received his
share of the estste at the hands or the ae
ceased several years before the death of the
latter, but when the will came up for hear
ing in the probate court objections were
filed, but the Judge sustained the will. Tbe
case was appealed to the upper courts and
only last week was ths administrator, E
W. Elwell of Sterling, notified of the de
cision. The sixty days allowed for appeal
have not elapsed, so It is not known yet
whether the esse is finally settled. Tbe
amount involved Is a 160-acra farm near
this city, and In case the young man loses
ths farm goes to the widow, now Mrs.
Lyman Whltcomb of this city.
Recovers on Insurance Poller.
FREMONT. Neb., April SO. (Special.)
F. H. Wallace recovered a Judgment In the
district court yesterday agalnat the Royal
Neighbors of America for $1,000 on a bene
ficiary certificate issued to his wife, Ada
Wallace, and payable to him. Mrs. Wal
lace died five years ago and payment was
resisted on account of alleged fraud. This
Is tbe second time tbe case has been before
the district court. The caae of Alex Thorn
against Dodge county, in which the supreme
court reversed a decision In favor of the
defendant has been aettled. Plaintiff sued
the fount y for $1,000 damages growing out
of the construction of the cut-off ditch.
The county pays all costs and $280 damages.
Celebrate Sliver Wedding.
BEATRICE. Neb., April SO. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman, prosperous
German residents of Hanover township,
celebrated their sliver wedding anniversary
Tuesday, the affair being attended by about
300 guests. Tbe ceremony was performed
at 11 o'clock a. m. by Rev. Mr. Relnti, after
which a splendid dinner was served. Tbe
festivities continued throughout the entire
day and evening and Mr. and Mrs. Acker-
man were made the recipients of many
besuttful and costly presents from their
A Beatrice Drasilio Uet Permits.
BEATRICE, Neb.. April 30. (Special.)
At a meeting of the city council held laat
nlgbt. druggists' permits were granted to
the following firms: M. E. Shultt, Walter
Bros., C. A. Jackson Co., O. W. Beck
wit h, H. L. Harper, N. E. Jones Peter
Stewart was named for street commissioner
by Mayor Shults and the appointmeut was
continued without a dissenting vote.
SNOW COVERS TI1E GROUND
Heavy Fall Follows on After tha Bain
and tha Sleet
FRUIT CROP BELIEVID TO BE RUINED
Uarden Vegetables I'roiea Is, feat
Staple Crops Are Thought to
Have Escaped Aay
LINWOOD. Neb., April 80. (Special.)
The ground was covered with an Inch of
snow this morning. The thermometer reg
istered twelve degrees below freesing this
morning at 6 o'clock. All early vegetables
are killed and fruit entirely gone.
NORTH LOUP, Neb.j April 30. (Special.)
The worst storm for many years at this
season has Just subsided. The snow lies
ou the ground to the depth of three Inches
and Is froien solid. The temperature fell
to .eight degrees below freesing during
Wednesday night. . Campbell's show train
became stalled here and remained for sev
eral hours before help arrived to get It
ELWOOD, Neb., April 80. (Special.)
Tbe sun rose this morning on one of the
strangest scenes ever seen at this season
of tbe year. Snowbanks several feeet high
and trees, flowers and vegetation encrusted
with Ice. The blossoms on tbe peach and
cherry trees were standing out stiff and
solid like wax. The biggest liar in town
has had to lay down. He has no story to
SHELTON, Neb., April 30. (Special.)
Not even tbe oldest settlers can recall such
a storm so late in the spring as visited
this part of Nebraska all day yesterday.
On top of tbe sleet which wsa trosen a half
Inch thick on everything came snow, which
Is about four Inches on the level, and early
gardens, which were up nicely, are ruined
above ail, fruits of all kinds were In full
bloom and this alone will be a serious loss
to this section, ss the crop last year was
more than home coneumptlon could use and
much was shipped out of the country. The
mercury stood this morning at 22 degrees
Hope tor Fralt.
YORK, Neb., April $0. (Special.) Yes
terday's rain turned Into a snowstorm and
about two incbea of snow fell. Tha
farmers lost no stock, as it was well pro
tected. There is a diversified onlnlon aa
to tbe damage of fruit. Fruit trees wera
U covered with ico this morning, but
many hope there Is only slight damae-e.
York county Is one of ths largest fruit
growing counties in ths state, and If the
fruit crop is lost it means the loss of
thousands of dollars. It la believed by
many that the winter wheat, oats, alfalfa.
timotny ana clover will not bo damaged
ine oiaest resident does not remember
oi a storm of this kind at this time of
HARVARD. Neb.. April 20. (8neclal.)
Vjutt an amount of snow fell yesterday.
acoompanled by a strong wind, the ground
Deing covered by fully two Inches of snow
this morning. The mercury has been be
low 30 degrees above sero and everything
was covered with lee and anow. Tbe pros
pects for a large fruit crop haa vanished,
but the moisture will more than make good
tne loss to farming interests.
FREMONT, Neb., April 30. (Special:)
A severe snow and hailstorm visited thla
vicinity last night, ' A - strong wind pre
vailed from the northwest and an inch of
snow fell. It Is difficult, to tell the extent
of the damage. All except the hardiest
garden stuff is ruined 'flod even pie plant
leaves curled up. Buds oa fruit trees wera
frozen solid In most places and this after
noon were dropping off tbe trees. It looks
as though tbe entire fruit crop would be
lost. There was no earn up snd but little
planted. Wheat and oats are not thought
to be hurt.
WEST POINT, Neb., April 30. (Special.)
The rain and sleet storm of yesterday,
which destroyed ao much shrubbery, turned
last night into a raging auowstorm. Over
two Inches of wet snow fell. Fruit buds
are destroyed generally and great damage
done to the' more tender growing vegeta
bles In the gardens. A cold wind Is blow
ing and It continues to freete. Small grain
is reasonably safe from tbe frost, most of
It not being yet sprouted. Thla has been
the most destructive storm known hero at
this season for many years.
EDGAR. Neb., April 30. (Special.) The
rain and sleet storm of Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning changed to snow yes
terday afternoon and continued until about
8 o'clock laat evening. Fully three Inches
of anow fell and this morning, but for tha
green leaves and abundant fruit bloom that
show through their Icy coats, all nature
seems to be In the embrace of winter. Tha
temperature fell during the night to 30 de
grees, which must surely be too low for
the safety of fruit.
GENEVA, Neb., April SO.-(Special.) The
worst freezeup for the laat of April ever
known here cams yesterday and laat night.
Trees beautiful with bloom are hanging In
tee. the rain falling all night Wednesdsy
and freezing Thursday morning upon there
until they rattled in the wind. Tbe oata,
alfalfa and wheat are frozen so hard that
much barm to them is feared. Last night
ths cold was severe, being 20 degrees.
Frnit Crop Is Rained.
EHELTON, Neb.. April 80. (Special.)
The terrific wind which came from the
south for forty-eight hours previous turned
to the north and a splendid rain of about
one Inch fell. The mercury fell to the
freezing point and the rain turned to sleet
and everything Is covered with a coating
of ice fully one half an inch thick. Fruit
trees which are In bloom will ba ruined.
Many nice shade trees have big limbs
broken off and tbe small leaves are break
ing off also with the frozen ica. Gardens
will have to be replinted.
FULLERTON. Neb., April 30. (Special.)
The entire fruit crop of Nanoe county is
In cold storage. Plum, apricots, peach
and cherry trees which appesred tike huge
bouquets, are ladened with a heavy coat
of Ice. Tbe sleet storm here was tbe heav
iest this county hss seen for many years.
FAIRBURY. Neb.. April 80. (Special.)
Tbe rain of yesterday turned to snow In
tbe afternoon with a hard freeze at night,
tee forming one half Inch thick. The ther
mometer Indicated 2 degrees this - morn
ing. Fruit and gardens destroyed. Before
the freeze there was svery promise of the
biggest fruit crop the county has ever
NEBRASKA CITY. April 30. (Special
Telegram.) A heavy freeze last night
partly If not wholly destroyed the fruit
crop here, besides doing a great deal of
damage to other vegetables. Ice formed
over half an Inch thick and tba temperaturs
was below the freezing point for several
HUMBOLDT. Neb., April 30. (8pecial.)
Tbe rainy spell wound up Isst night with
a drop of thirty or forty degrees In the
thermometer snd a snowfall of over an
Inch, the ground being quite white when
people arose this morning. The gardens,
which were quite well advanced, show the
effect of the cold snap, especially tbe
beans, tomatoes snd potstoes. The fruit
Is badly injured, although tha growers
differ very much as to the extent of tbe
damage. The prospects for an enormous
yield of all kinds of fruit were never bet
ter In this sevtion and many growers seem
coufldent that tbe yield will not be cut
down over half. A anowstorm so late la
the season la most uncommon, although
tha Corrsspoudtal remembers that tea years
l l s rv nc in r
Here are real snappy bargains for
Here's a rousing
Great May Sales
on Main Floor
Drapery Cloth on Sale In Domestic Dept.
27-inoh fanev cretonnes, a beautiful line of colors
and patterns for draperies, box
covers, worth 10c yard, at
Fine imported French lavn, sheer
ity, 48 inc hes wide, just the thing for graduat
ing and party dresses, worth 40c yard, at
Pillow Case Muslin
Pepperil and Aurora brands, 42 -
low case muslins, on sale in Domestic Dept., yard a v-rw
36-inch wide curtain Swisses, a
terns, in all white and white ground with
fancy colored patterns, worth up to 33c
yard, on sale in Domestic Dept., at, yard
Silkolines on sale Dress
36-inch fancy silkolines, a large
patterns, in short lengths, the
special sale Friday, at, yard
Double fleeced, 52 inches wide,
11-4 large size white crochet bed
on all sides, free from starch
worth $1.50. Friday only, at
On sale in Domestic Department.
Muslin on sale in Dress Goods Aisle Bargain
36-inch heavy unbleached muslin, short lengths of the
best grades made, worth 8 l-3c yard, at. ., . .
9-4 unbleached sheeting, made of long thread, round
cotton, 17c goois, at, yard
HUCK TOWELS ON SALE in
, BARGAIN CIKCLE 19x38
colored borders, worth 12jc,
Another generous offer on Friday we place
on aale several thousand pounds of the
famous Bennett's Capitol 'Jl
Creamery pound aMSC
22c, 22c 22c
For sals in our bu'ter department.
A very large quantity of rich creamery
angel food taffy, of various flavors, fig,
date, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, mo
lasses lOclb. iOclb
For aala In Candy department.
Big Array of
Set of 6 Teas white granite,
Set of 6 Teas, flow blue,
Set of 6 Teas, decorated,
"BENNETT SELLS IT
ago quite a anow fell on this date, although
It came In the daytime and did not lie
on tbe ground so long.
, BLAIR, Neb., April SO. (Special.) The
storm that commenced here yesterday with
a drlizllng rain wound up with one and a
half Inches of snow and over one-half Inch
of lee. Hi. William McCormlck, tbe
largest fruit raiser In tbls county, and who
has seventy-five acres of orchard lying
close to Blair, consisting of applea. cber.
rles, plums, peaches, raspberries and black
berries, said today that he would give
$5,000 to place bis orchard as It was yes
terday morning. He says his blackberries
may pull through, but on the whole, con
siders the crop badly damaged, the north
side of the apple and cherry trees being
entirely gone. He says a bard freese to
night will make the entire fruit crop hero
BLOOMINGTON. Neb., April 80 (Spe
cial.) After weeks of drouth and high
winds It began to rain last Tuesday Just
after noon." Tbls rain was badly needed, as
the farmers were already alarmed for the
cropa. Tbe rain kept en until about mid
night, wben it turned cold and in the morn
ing the ground was covered with Ice, and it
kept that up until yesterday afternoon.
High winds from the north bi ought on a
condition resembling much In appearance
a Texas norther, almost a blizzard in Its
force and aspect. This niorMng snow snd
sleet covers everything, ahile the suo
shlAss bright Tba thermometer registtrad
merry month! The keen
wotch the Bennett May sales.
and pretty qual
inch bleached pil- 1sOr
large assortment of pretty pat
Goods Aisle Bargain Circle
assortment of pretty
10c to 15c quality,
DRESS GOODS AISLE
bleached Uuck towels,
Bargain Sale of
18c carpet beater
4-qt. sprinkling can,
50-lb. flour can,
Teas and Plates at Big Reductions
Dinner Plates, decorated,
Dinner Plates, flow blue,
Decorated Fruit Plates,
as low as 15 degrees above, and In all
probability everything, except wheat and
rye, is killed. All sorts of fruit are In
bloom or bud. Just bow much cattlu
suffered cannot be told at present, but
the loss will be felt. Cattle bad been In
pasture for two weeks on short grass and
were mostly thin.
I ntu uu l jj, oeo., April ju. (special. i
This vicinity was visited by a storm this
week such aa was never before known at
this season of tbe year. It began in a rain
on Tuesday and turned to sleet during the
night. On Wednesday the snow began fall
ing and a strong wind began blowing, which
caubed a genuine blizzard. Everything is
under snow this morning and It Is feared
that the fruit crop Is seriously Injured and
tbe crops retarded. Ice is banging from
the trees and tbe leaves are falling off.
TECUMSEH, Neb., April SO. (Special.)
This section was visited by a small bliz
zard during last night. Considerable snow
fell and ice froze to tbe thickness of one
quarter of an Inch. Peaches, apples, small
fruits and the gardens are considerably
MURRAY, Nib., April 30. (Special.) A
very damaging snowstorm occurred here
last nlgbt. Tbe storm took on tha nature
of a blizzard late in the evening heavy
suow and wind. Tba thermometer stood
as low as 24 degrees above tero. The oat
crop, which was up and dolog nicely, Is
supposed to have been entirely destroyed.
Tha peacbae aad applsa were wholly de
From 9 to II Friday
More Infants Moccasins and
soft sole shoes at
From 2 to 4 Friday
Misses' and children's beauti
ful red kid bow sandals
worth $1.25 for
From 3 to 5
The best values in men's shoes
ever offered in Omaha velour,
vid, enamel calf and box calf
lace worth from $2.50. Friday,
from 3 to 5,
One hour from 3 to 4 p. m.
We will sell 1-8 carat genu
ine Mexican opal, in heavy roll
ed plate scarf pin mounting
One to a customer.
On display in center window,
stroyed, the bloom and leaves being frosen.
The fields were covered with snow and by
tbe roadsides tba drifts were over three
TABLE ROCK, Neb., April SO. (Special.)
This morning the earth was covered with
snow to tbe depth of about an Inch, and
tbe thermometer Indicated 25 degrees above
sero. Aa the fruit trees are In full bloom
(and they were never fuller or mora prom
ising), and the strawberries wera In full
bloom also, there is much speculation as
to tba amount of damage dona to the fruit
crop. The gardens already up and tbe
flowerbeds present a sickly appearance,
Nat Waste la Hamkaldt.
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. April SO. (Special.)
Cam Brown, a colored man who was re
cently deported from Falls City and then
denied admission by the people of Salem,
was In Humboldt a portion of last week and
made arrangements to locate in the souths
ern part of this city. Tha neighbors were
at ones In arms and notified tba wanderer
that ha must move on. The action was not
duo to tha fact of color so much aa former
reputation, which was not of the best.
aaSTrast goelety Electa Officers.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. April SO. (8peclal.)
Tha local suffrage society elected officers for
the ensuing year as follows: Presldeet,
Mra. S. M. Pbllpot; vice president, Mrs.
Alfreds Wilson; secretary, Mrs. Edna
Cooper; treasurer. Mrs. Helen Iteras; audi
tor, Mra. Nora Power.
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