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TIIE OMAHA DAILY DEE: MONDAY, AUOU8T 24. 1903.
OMAHA'S FINANCIAL STATUS
Showing of 8pee'al Aesimen?, Warrant
acd Regular City Debt
RENEWAL IN PLACE OF SPECIAL BONDS
Isamease Snnii Thrown Ipon Taxpay
er at Lara !r of Prop
erty Abattlnaj an Paved
In connection with the Issuing of HM.OnO
of "renewal" bonds. City Treasurer Man
nings has prepared a statement fhowing
the financial condition of the city of Ormha
at the present time.
Under th heading "Special Assessment
Bnndee Debt" are given some Interesting
figures, and llgures which account In part
for the great Increase In the general In
terest Charge within the past few years.
It is shown that there have been three
Issues of "renewal" bonds, the flrit being
on May 1, lS9ti. for XM,4no of ten-year 4
per cent; the second on September 1, 1R97,
for 1306, SX) of ten-year 4H per cent, and the
third on January 2, 1003, of $200,000 of thirty
year 4 per cent.
These bonds, amounting to $732.9X1, and
Involving tha payment of $31,710.50 In in
terest every year out of the general city
funds, were all Issued to take up paving
grading and other- Improvement "short
. time" bonds to redeem which special tnxes
had been levied on the abutting property
and which, due to the nonpayment of such
taxes, hod to be redeemed by the city at
large. The proposed Issue of $4R4,OnO thirty
year 4H P'f cent Renewal bonds Is due to
the same cause and will be used to take
up other short time bonds, making a total
Issue of $1,236,900 of such renewal bonda.
There are In addition outstanding and not
yet due $8,800 of grading and 451,800 or
street improvement bonds, making a total
"special assessment bonded debt" of $1,-
n.tsoo. . ..
Fifty Per Cent I ncolleetlble.
Aa shown by the city treasury books and
other city hall records tha words "special
assessment bonded debt" apply In fact to
less than 60 per cent of the bonds shown
under this heading. How great a percent
age of the $460,700 of grading and street
Improvement taxes' not yet due will be
paid cannot be answered from the records,
but of the taxes delinquent for from one
to fifteen years It Is known that only a
mail part can, or will be collected.
There are no records In the city hall
showing the amount of taxes declared In
valid by the courts, and It Is stated such
records cannot be made up at this time.
One reason assigned is that In many of the
suits to annul special taxes only one or
two property- owners were parties to the
suits, and on final Judgment being ren
dered against the' city the taxes opposite
their properties were cancelled on the
books. But the taxes against other lota
In the same district were not cancelled,
and it It a matter of record that the city
has In many cases collected taxes In dis
tricts where the courts had declared the
taxes Invalid. Estimates of tho total
amount of taxes declared invalid, Including
all the taxes in districts where suits have
been decided against the city, run' front
1700,000 to $$00,000. .
Special Fnad Warrants.
The special warrant debt statement shows
$270,294.81 outstanding January 1, 190S, Is
sued during the present year, $14831.96; re
deemed during tha present year, $34,358.83;
outstanding August 1, 1903, $250,707.89.
City Treasurer Hennlngs has at different
times advocated that some steps be taken
to redeem at) special fund warrants, and
other city officials have been favorable to
doing so. Under the plain wocdlng of
special fund warrants they are not an
obligation of the city at large, but are
payable only out of the special taxes In
the district on which they are drawn.
Many of these warrants, especially those
Issued previous to ten years ago, were sold
by the contractors, who assigned them to
local banks and brokers, and were in turn
sold to eastern banks, savings Institutions
and other Investors. As soon as the taxes
are paid they are redeemed, but In a num
ber of oases It Is known that the taxes
will never, be-paid some, are Invalid and
the property against which some were
levied would not pay them and other taxes
if sold. While It la argued by city officials
that there . Is no moral obligation on the
part of the city to redeem these special
fund warrants, and that purchasers if they
used ordinary care would see that they
were not an obligation of the city of
Omaha. It is admitted that the failure to
redeem them has injured 4he city In cer
tain quarters, and that holders of them are
undoubtedly very vigorous "knockers" on
The regular or general levy warrant debt
of the city was $299,663.19 on August 1,
there having been $138,082.16 outstanding
January 1. 190, $720,467.36 Issued and $846,
6SC.71 redeemed during the first seven
months of the year.
Itecnlar City Debt.
In addition to the "renewal" bonds noted
above, Omaha has Issued in the last twenty
years, and still has outstanding, $999,000 of
paving bonds, the first $100,000 of which will
be due July I, 1904, and the last $100,000 of
which will be due May 1. 1933, they being
renewal bonda Uaued this year to take up
the first paving bonds Issued by the city.
The bill of the taxpayers at large for pav
ing dona up -to the present time is therefore
over $1,760,0011 Including the renewal bonds
Issued to take up special assessment bonds.
-The sewer bonds Issued to date and now
outstanding amount to $1,069,000. In 1901
nd the present year $200,000 of renewal
bonds, to take up bonda Issued twenty
years previously, were Issued. On July 1,
104, $70,000 of sewer bonds fall due, and
during each of the succeeding four years
$100,000 of sewer bonds mature.
Another $1,000,000 of the city's bonded
debt Is made up of $700,000 in city hall
bonds. $400,000 l.i park bonds and $100,000 In
library bunds. There are tfiO.000 of "engine
house bonds" eutstindlng and due In 1910.
Three other Items In the report are
tlOO,000 of funding bonds due In 19U6, $4W.i)00
ef funding bonda due In IMS and $100,000 of
renewal bonds due In la. A part of the
money received from thne funding bonds
was uaed to pay judgments contested water
works and other contested bills, and also to
pay uncontested UUs which the regular
city levies for several years did not cover.
They were known at the time as "overlap"
Tha rates of Interest on the bonds la 4,
IVj and I per cent, according to the time at
which they were issued. Those Isaued
luring the paat few years bear 4 per cent
Interest,' and with the exception of renewal
The Gorbfcm Co.
Guaranteed to be the best on the
market by tko leading silver
iroitht of the world.
AO tMpoaeible ntt a peeaafe
a y to
bonds Issued this year, which run for thirty
years, they are for periods of either ten or
The total regular bonded debt of the city
at this date Is $1.61S.W. The charter limita
tion Is $2,&00.000, with certain exemptions
which amount to $1.3SO,0no, so that tho city
has authority to Issue $232,000 more bonds
before It reaches the present limit.
FALLS THR0UGH GLASS DOOR
William Qalalan Saatalna Severe tats
as Reaalt of a, Drankea
In a fight which occurred In the saloon
of Loch ft Sanders st 402 South Thirteenth
street, about 2 o'clock Sunday morning,
William Qulnlnn sustained very severe In
juries to his nose and one. of his cheeks.
It required fifteen ' stitches to close the
Qulnlnn had been out all night with a
companion and at the hour named called
at the saloon and asked for a drink. The
bartender refused to serve him, and this
led to some talk between' the two men.
Qulnlan Anally Included a bystander. Doty
Hornlsh, In the argument. The saloon
keeper asserts that Hornlsh tried to avoid
trouble, but that Qulnlan became abusive
and finally went so far as to strike Hornlsh,
who struck back, and the two men con
tinued the fight through a doorway which
leads Into the restaurant of N. W. Ander
son nt 404 South Thirteenth street. The
last blow knocked Qulnlan through a pane
of glass in the restaurant door. Qulnlan
ran across the street to the livery barn
of Henry Homan and laid down on the
floor. The men at the barn state that ha
lost at least a gallon of blood. The patrol
wagon was called and the Injured mnn
taken to the station, where his Injuries
were dressed by Police 8urgeon Schleler.
He was lodged for the balance of the night
at the station and removed ' to his home
The police surgeon says that, although
Qulnlan sustained very severe Injuries and
is very weak from the loss of blood, he
does not anticipate serious consequences.
At midnight last night the man was resting
comfortably and the only fear seemed to
bo that complications might arise. Qulnlan
Is employed by W. J. Broatch. He has
resided In Omaha about twenty years.
FOUND IN "MASSAGE PARLOR"
Young Girl from Iowa Rescued
by the Police and Man
Sergeants Slgwart and Gibbons were
given Instructions Saturday night to call
at the massage parlors of Freda Olson,
317H North Fifteenth street, and request
her to discontinue an advertisement which
she has been running in one of the local
papers. When they arrived everything did
not look exactly as It should about the
place and they placed the proprietress un
der arrest and searched the rooms. In
one of the apartments they found a girl
about 19 years of age, who gave the name
of Anna Schultg, from Grand Junction,
la., who stated that she had been Induced
to come to this city by Frank Mott, who
runs a sandwich wagon on Capitol avenue.
She stated that she met Mott in Boone,
la., where she was working, and on a
promise of marriage came with him to
Omaha. He represented, according to her
story, that he was a prosperous business
man. When the two arrived here Mott
engaged a room, which the two occupied
a few days, after which the girl left him
and went to live with the Olson woman,
The police ascertained that Mott Is a
married man and they Immediately ar
rested him and placed a charge of adultery
against him. He was released last night
on a $500 bond signed by I A, Goldsmith.
The girl is being held at the station as
complaining witness. She says she left
her home In Grand Junction, la., to go to
Boone to work and that her parents do
not know that she has left there.
The police allege that they have Informa
tion of another similar case In which Mott
figured some time sgo.
WHEELMAN KNOCKS GIRL DOWN
Bicyclist Strikes Child at High Rate
of Speed and Fractures Her
Llxzle McCarthy a 9-year-old 1rl, living
with her parents at 2932 South Twentieth
street, suffered a compound fracture of the
right limb below the knee at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning by being knocked down
by a bicyclist named Nelson. She was
taken to St. Joseph's hospital, where the
fracture was reduced.
The little girl was returning homo from
a shop on Vinton street and attempted to
cross the street at the Intersection of Twen
tieth and Elm avenue. Nelson, who was
approaching rapidly from the south, was
unable to avoid her. He was himself thrown
to the pavement and considerably bruised.
' Row Over Transfers.
A great many people were wondering
nuvui. u v.ui- mm iMKiu wny ine soum
bound cars on the Twenty-fourth strest
line were stopped at Sixteenth and Webster
streets. The cause of the delav was a
row between a crowd of Bohemian plck
nlckers and the conductor of one of tha
cars. The conductor, eo the plcknlcker
asserted, refused to Issue transfers to the
party and then went after him. He was
chased off the car and Into a nearby drug
store, from where he sent a call to the
'-'j -..". viiiL-rr usun answerea
the call, but when he arrived everything
Vatt n,il.( mA 1. - ... A . . , .
There was a doien cars In line before the
uuuuuii.jr nil aujusieu.
After Porter's Antlseptio Healing OU Is ap-
puea. neueves pain Instantly and heals at
the same time. For man or beast. Price, 26c.
Dr. F. W. Slabaugh, dentist, Elk N. T. Life.
F riir.lt Rosters of 1110 North Seventeenth
street was arrested yesterday evening,
charged with wife beating.
Richard Gross, claiming Chicago as his
home, was arrested yesterday as a sus
picious rharapfr a A wlll K k.t ,
- - - " , w urm ivr in
Jim Hall of 1209 Dodge street and Joe
Stewart, living at Nineteenth and Mander
son streets, were arrested on a charge of
disorderly conduct yesterday morning.
George Stewart Is locked up at the police
station charged with being a suspicious
character. The police state that he Is
w .or om crime committed In Valen
Carrie Mack, colored, and a white woman
whose name was not learneu. were In
dulging In a hair pull at Eleventh and
Capitol avenue yesterday when Officer
L-evereese came along. While hj was over
caped .'o'o'ed woman the other es-
John Tvlson and hla wife, Llsxle Tolaon.
t.-V.n. V Twenty-eighth and Harney
U.T nl.h'1 aci,doi"VU.c """culty to settle
I f "'nt- . They had not nucceeded In
adjust ng ;he matter when a policeman
huve In sliht and landed them In Jail.
ing1 disturbing the peave by fight
John Kelley who lives in Iowa City. la..
anj James Sullivan of Twelfth and DougUe
streets met In the Third wara lost night.
or a time they were the best of friends
and each thought he had found a J.-wel In
the other, but later there was a falling out
and a light which resulted in both Ulng
locked up charged with dis'.uiblng the
peace by llghtlag.
A Council bluffs motor struck little Esther
Blumenlhal about o'clock last night. She
was caught on the fender of the car and
when taken off uy the mGlurumn It was
found that she waa culte seriously cut
about the face. The police aurseon dressed
the wounds and she was removed to her
home at Hi South Tvelfth street. The
accident occurred at the cvroer of Twelfth
aud louglaa street.
TALES TOLD BY TRAVELERS
Ohio Major Pnii 'ts Auditor Under
M.Uion Dollar Bond.
HIGH BECAUSE HE DIDN'T KILL EDITOR
Toper Misses aqmnre Table and Clr
cnaiveats Roand One All Maht
Other Stories from Hotel
"About twenty-nve years ago there was
published In Columbus a newspaper called
the Sunday Capital. It was of the sensa
tional order. Its editor wns one W. J.
Elliott and he was bitter and unscrupulous
In his attacks upon anyone whom he took
a special dislike to," said Ed Metcalfe, an
Ohio traveling man. "On one occasion he
began a bitter and unjustified attack upon
the auditor of state, Emll Klesewetter. not
even sparing Ktesewetter's family. For
bearance at last ceased to be a virtue and
one Sunday evening after an unusually
bitter article In his paper Elliott and
Klesewetter met In the Nell house lobby.
Elliott was armed, and some of Klese
wetter's friends told him that Elliott was
out gunning for him. Klesewetter borrowed
a small pistol from the hotel clerk, Johnny
Canhatt, In order to protect himself. The
two men came together and Elliott drew
his gun, but Klesewetter was too quick for
him and being an exceptionally good shot,
opened fire on Elliott and shot him through
the fleshy part of his pistol hand. Elliott
fled In error and Klesewetter promptly
surrendered himself to the chief of police,
asking a few friends to go to the police
station with him to ball him out. Charley
Wak-utt (who, by the way, died here in
Omaha several years ago In one of the
hospitals from an Injury received on the
cars while traveling) was mayor of the
city. Walcutt and Klesewetter served In
the same regiment, the Forty-sixth Ohio,
during the war. The mayor was summoned
to the police court to preside at the pre
liminary hearing, and after hearing Ktese
wetter's statement promptly put him under
$1,000,000 bonds for his appearance the fol
"Strange as It may seem, the bond was
promptly furnished, bankers and railroad
presidents putting it up with eagerness.
When the case was called the following
morning Ktesewetter's attorneys entered a
protest against the severity of the bond,
but the mayor was obdurate and wouldn't
reduce it. The case was given Its pre
liminary hearing and Elliott and his at
torneys told a most thrilling story of the
attack and attempted murder. Without
waiting for any evidence for the defense
the mayor dismissed the case and then
turning to Klesewetter said:
" "The reason 1 made that bond of yours
so heavy was because of your being such
a poor shot that you didn't kill the
The temperance question was under dis
cussion and a number of good stories were
told In the lobby of the Millard. An Ohio
traveling man by the name of E. K. Cole,
told one of a prominent Ohloan, who was
a brigadier general during the civil war
And waa later elected mayor of his home
"The general," said he, "was a pretty
clever drinker and waa a man. of the
widest popularity. He was not averse to
telling a good one on himself, either. One
time the general took on a little 'more than
hla ordinary capacity and anticipating his
ultimate condition, he excused himself
from his friends and went home. He
usually entered the house by a side door
leading into the dining room.
"Since time Immemorial a- square dining
table had stood In the room and it was the
custom of the general to make a bee line
for that table. By feeling around for a
corner he knew that he could steer straight
for the door of hla bed room. It happened
that on this occasion' hi wife' had sup
planted the old square dining table with a
new round one. The general did not show
up at the mayor's office until late In the
afternoon the following day. He told
some of his friends confidentially that the
reason was that he had been walking all
night long and was worn out. When he
entered the house he made as usual for
the square dining tablo to get his bearings
from the- accustomed corner, but it was
not until nearly daylight that he discov
ered that he had nearly all night long
been promenading around that round din
ing table trying to find, a corner.".
"You have all heard of David R. Ixcke,
of course, of Toledo, O.," continued Cole.
"NoT Well, probably you would know of
him better by his nom de plume, Petroleum
V. Nasby. He was founder and for many
years, up to the time of his death, editor
of the Toledo Blade. Locke enjoyed his
toddy and he was not particularly secret
about it, either. There waa a preachers'
convention of some sort at Toledo a num
ber of years ago and a number of the
preachers visited the Blade office and paid
their respects to tyr. Ijcke. He was pretty
well 'organized' When they arrived and
Mr. Locke noticed that they suspected him
of being about half drunk. Ho remarked
" 'Gentlemen, did you ever see anybody
drunker 'an I am now?"
" "No," answered one of the visitors."
" 'Then you want to see me in about two
hours from now,' continued Mr. Locke."
"Railroad telegrap'h operators have more
trouble than anybody," remarked Frank
Prophet, a former well-known operator, but
at present one of the railway agents in the
southern part of Nebraska.
"A few years ago one of our night men
was given the privilege to close the offices
for a few hours to attend a function up
town. While he was away a newspaper
correspondent, evidently new to the busi
ness, went down to the station to file a
telegram about a $26 fire, and of course
couldn't get into the office. So that Im
portant news item was lost to the world.
But that wasn't all. The correspondent,
satisfied that the public Interests were
being sad'y neglected. Immediately aat
down and wrote a scorching letter to the
superintendent of the road about the neg
lect and carelessness of the operator, and
stated In conclusion that during the hour
he waa sitting on the cold platform waiting
for the operator to return lots of messages
were coming In over the wires with nobody
to receive them, for he conld distinctly
hear the clicking of the Instruments from
where he sat, and that some of the mes
sages were evidently very urgent because
the clicking was more rapid and distinct
at times than others. Well, we got a jack
ing up and the operator came mighty near
losing his job through that fool letter."
"No, It was not really because It was so
awfully attractive, though it is a nice
little place, that I paid two visits to one
of your little Coney Islands last night,"
said T. 8. Richards of Now York. "I went
out rather early In the evening, taking a
car up the atreet here a block, and started
back about 9:10 o'clock. But I did not get
back, at least not so soon as I expacled. I
was smoking and enjoying the cooling off,
and at one time thought we must be some
where near the hotel, tut dl.l nA bother.
After awhile the condu.-ior came an und
again and I found lli-t 1 ht '.oped jur
loop' and waa well 'aitd o.i ruy way
back to the park. Bo I just stayed on and
made a round trip. For I remembered a
somewhat similar experience I Lad the
first time I visited Paris. I could not talk
French then, and cannot now for tint
matter, and wanted to go to the depot to
meet some friends from the United States.
I was directed to the belt railway which
runs around Paris. I boarded a car all
right, but after we commenced getting out
In the suburbs I became suspicious, and
after several fruitless attempts finally
made the conductor understand where I
wanted to go. and was told that I had
boarded a car going tho wrong way. So
I got off at once and took a car back, only
to find later on that I had made almost a
complete circle of Paris, and If I had
stayed on the first car would have been at
the depot In a few moments. Yes, I missed
my American, friends, and hereafter when
there Is any 'looping' to be done I Just sit
J. J. Manlon of Indianapolis admits that
he Is somewhat "leery" of Omaha men,
and as an excuse for such a feeling relntes
this experience: "It was Just such a Sun
day afternoon as this und I wanted to get
out to some quiet place, and Incidentally
take along with me a very estimable young
lady. The town was Buffalo, and I asked
an Omaha mnn with whom I had struck
up an acquaintance the previous day and
who professed to know all about Buffalo
for some Information. He directed me to
go clear to the end of the Senaca street
line and I would find Just what I wanted.
I did so, the young lady going along, of
course, and when we got to the end of the
line we found a bowling alley on the right
and seven cemeteries on the left. To add
Insult to Injury, when we got back I found
a note from my Omaha friend, who left
that night, which re id: 'On the dead, wasn't
It a nice quiet place?'."
C. C. Crabtree of Rapid City, S. D., who
Is spending a few days In the city on busi
ness. Is convinced that Omaha Is overlook
ing one business opportunity. Mr. Crab
tree is a wool buyer, and said: "The wool
Industry In the Black Hills country has
grown very rapidly the past few years, and
the indications are that It will continue to
grow. Wyoming also Is a great sheep
state, and notwithstanding the tight over
range with the cattle men the number of
sheep, and consequently the amount of
wool, Is becoming larger every year. But
though Omaha is naturally the city for all
that part of the country and does an im
mense amount of business with It In dif
ferent lines, there Is not a single pound
of wool shipped to this city. There are
millions of pounds go through Omaha every
year, and even Sioux City receives a con
siderable quantity. Last year I shipped
600,000 pounds of wool to St. Louis, and so
far as I can see there is no reason why
Omaha should not be a wool market. The
business requires considerable capital, it is
true, but It is permanent und profitable,
and If one wool house Is established In
Omaha others will follow. I know that
buyers from Omaha or representing Omaha
houses would stand weft out in the sheep
NEW EXPERIENCE FOR SURGEON
Makes a Failure of Attempt to Mln
ister to Man with Broken
A telephone call was received at the
police station' last night from the cor
ner of Fourteenth and Harney streets re
questing that the patrol wagon be sent at
once, as a man had met with an accident
In getting off. the' street car, in Which his
leg was crushed below the knee. The
patrol, with Andy Fafiey as driver. Con
ductor Wilson and Police Surgeon Schleler,
quickly responded. ,
When the scene, of f the accident was
reached It was foimd that the man who
had sustained the Jnjiiry was George Shan
ahan, residing at !75fi Webster street. 'His
leg was broken' In three places. Dr.
Schleler attempted to' make an examina
tion of the injured member, but the street
was dark at that point and he had the mis
fortune to run two silvers in his fingers.
The man's leg was made of wood.
Shanahan was remov'ed to his home in
tho wagon and when he reached there he
requested Andy Fahey' to carry him up the
back srtiira, so his fumily would not dis
cover how badly he was injured. The
urbane driver refused and aroused the
household, much to the discomfiture of
Shanahan, who of course bad to be car
On the Waiting List.
Ike Schuler, who thinks he lives at the
Schlits hotel, arrived at the police station
last night ail out of breath. He said he
had been held up at a point near Krug a
trewery by three colored men and re
lieved of io In money and some papers.
According to his story, he left the cur at
the point where the robbery occurred and
three colored men followed him. As soon
as the car left the men assaulted him,
throwing him down and takli.g his cash.
Two detectives were sent out on the case,
buU as Bchuler recognized every colored
man he met aa one of the trio the chase
waa given up early. The police are of the
opinion that Schuler Is the possessor of
one of- the most vivid imaginations seen
In these parts recently. When he failed
to secure the recovery of his cash he made
application to Acting Desk Sergeant Pat
tullo for a position on the detective force.
At last accounts he had not secured the
Job, but was waiting.
Llqaor Too Strong.
Ed Huber, a barber, from Central City,
has been In the habit of drinking a weak
frude of liquor which Is sold In the locality
rom which he hails. He arrived In Omaha
last night and Imbibed one horn, according
to his own story, and It was too much for
him. When the patrol wagon drove by he
was slumbering peacefully on the sidewalk
and got a ride to- the station. While the
searching procesa which Is in vogue at
that place was in progress Huber suddenly
recovered his mind and announced the fact
that he had been touched for his rasorj
while he slept. He had his stroos safely
tied about his waist, however, and his hones
in his pockety
Funeral of P. J. Dora.
O. 8. Born, who is In the employ of
Bralley A Dorrance, returned yesterday
from Spokane, Wash., where he went to
get the remains of his father, Prof. P. J.
Born, who died August 17 In St. Luke's
hospital. Mr. Horn had been a resident of
Spokane about four vears and lived In
Omaha at 3112 tfesrlh Twenty-fourth street
about 23 yearn, He leaves a wife and
seven children who live tn this city at the
above number. The cause of his death
was acute pneumonia. The funeral will be
held at the family residence at 2 p. m. Tues
day and the Interment will be at Forest
Lawn. Friends are Invited.
asta Takes to Advertising-.
President Nah of the Omaha Electric'
Light und Power company. In his per
sistent effort to secure the adoption of his
sition, has gone to advertising his scheme
from street posters. In the Milwaukee
ticket office at Sixteenth and Farnam, over
which Mr. Nash presides,' hangs a large
map of Omaha, maile especially for the
occasion, by which the company attempts
to ehow that Its proposition Is best for the
entire city; that every remote corner ran
be better and cheaper lighted by electricity
B. O. Kostter of Lincoln Is st the Her
J. H. Woodman of Carroll. Ia., Is at the
W. A. Meserve of Cralghton Is stopping
at the Her Grand.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott of Kansas City
are stopping at the Merchants.
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Darr of Lexing
ton spent Sunday at the Her Grand.
John Westover of Lincoln and Walter Ev
erett of Lyons. Neb., are at the Millard.
Frank Woods of St. Paul and T. J. John
son of Norfolk are registered at the Her
J K. Pugan of St Ixiuls and R. L. Trlm
. ' of Kansas City are registered at the
Nebraskans at the Merchants: A. L.
Cochran and duughur. Hurtlett; M. Halrd,
York; Anton Nelson. Columbus: P. J. Lang
don. Gretna; W. U. Bears, lekamaJi.
PLEADS FOR SELF-DENIAL
Eer. F. J. Tower of Carthago, 1 1 , Sayi
Sacrifice is Law of Attainment.
LAUDS DOCTRINE OF LOSING TO GAIN
Says So Man Is Ilenefactor Who Does
Not tilve to 1'obllo and Itea
Russell Mase as Anil.
Rev. F. J. Tower of Carthage, 111.,
pleaded for self-denial and sacrifice at
8econd Presbyterian church yesterday.
His purpose wns to demonstrate that the
law of sacrifice Is tho law of attainment.
He pointed to HluHtrntions In domes. ,c,
commercial, civil and natural life.
"The man who has not given over hi i
life to some great principle has lost his
purpose In life; has forfeited what life
holds for him," he said. "The 8:iv:or
preached the theory of losing thru one
might gain the daily taking up of the
cross and tho subordination of desire In
"Man must Invest his labors in some
thing other than himself. He must glvo
up his soul, heart and speech In self-forgetful
service, so that It may take hold
of the foundations of nature to lead a man
to devotion. The words of Jesus are as
pertinent to the layman as to the tltlel
"We must hush the voices of the body
that the voices of the soul may he heard.
He is a martyr not alone who gives lil-t
life at the stake or by the sword, for he
Is a martyr who denies himself those thing i
teiat minister to a life of ease and takes
up his cross every day. The enthrone
ment of the conscience is what makei
many saints which causes holy, spiritual
Law of Attainment.
"There ore those who say that such a
life is Irksome, grewsome, musty and
burdensome, but I say with all emphasis
that the law of sacrifice is the law of at
tainment. Were It not for the sacrifice
of the father and mother for the little ones
In their home, do you think that life could
progress or exist long? The enthronement
of the child Is made possible by the sac
rifice of the parents. A stalk of wheat
Is possible because the kernel from which
It sprung gave up Its life In decay.
"Hundreds of families are wrecked finan
cially because the members cannot resist
the desire to use what money is before
them Cannot sacrifice pleasure of the mo
ment for the good of the future. Sir
Thomas Llpton, the man who Is spending
Immense sums trying to defeat an Amer
ican yacht, made his fortune because he
sacrificed many things in the early days.
"No men are nobler in any country than
those that were persecuted, suffered and
died for the perpetuity of their homes and
nations. Man Is like a plow the more he
Is used the more he shines. The more
he tolls and sacrifices the brighter be
comes his name. No man is a benefactor
unless he has proved his unselfishness by
doing something for the public good. Who
would build a monument to Russell Sage
or the Russell Sage idea?"
THE EVIL OF PRESENT EGOTISM,
Rev. Cleael Finds Perpendicular Pro
noun Factor In Selfish Materialism.
"The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself: 'God, I thank Thee that I am not
as other men.' "
In his sermon on "The Perpendicular
Pronoun" yesterday morning In Hanscom
Park Methodist Episcopal church Rev.
Clyde C. Clssel dwelt on the selfish ma
terialism which dominates the . present
"This," he said, "has been characterised
by someone as the egotistical age."
The present time he contrasted with a
bygone period when men were still afraid
of the mysteries, when they were awed by
the lighting and the tempest. Or again he
drew a parallel with the time which may
be called the age of superstition when men
saw In every object some agent of a mys
terious force, the principal object of which
was the destruction of humanity. Last
he referred to the age of torture when
those of the orthodox belief tortured ill
others to force them to the same line of
"In these ages the personal egotism of
man was in a measure kept under by these
influences. But in the present day, when
all the forces of nature have been har
nessed by man for his own alms and when
he has made such wonderful progress
these restraints have been withdrawn and
this has brought about the assertion of our
personal egotism. This assertion has not
only brought manifold blessings, but It has
also brought manifold tribulation. It has
for one thing, by the great facility of com
merce and manufacture, brought up the
great uncrowned kings who rule by weulth.
There Is the curse of selfishness brought
about by the widespread materialism. We
are all engaged In the mad rush for wealth,
a struggle not only characteristic of the
rich, but also of the poor.
"On every side we arc hearing cries of
the decadence of the church and other be
nevolent Institutions; the churches are said
to stand empty and the theaters filled.
The reason of this Is this unconquerable
materialism. The youth of the country
has been brought up hearing that it could
achieve wealth and having that object In
view had been disappointed and had turned
to the theater, and to sin In general In
search of a solace. While one reached
the top thousands failed, and In the mak
ing of one prince of industry many an
other man had put his life and soul Into
the making of that greatness. But when
kin the heaven hereafter all these things
are made clear the poor worker, the lowly
publican who had been praying 'Lord for
give me, a miserable sinner,' will be given
his share of the glory to come."
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not catalogs; just send us a list of the
things you need In tiie drug, patent mell
clne, chemical, surgical Instrument, family
liquor, toilet, perfume or sundry line, and
we will Immediately send you the latest
and lowest prices for which they can bo
sold FOR CA8H THAT'S OCR SYSTEM!
CATALOGS AKE BACK NL'MBKKS.
$1.00 Peruna , 67o
35c Genuine Castorla 24o
$1.00 Pierce's Medicines tec
Allcoek's Plasters genuine 12c
$1.UU Paine's Celery Compound 7o
2oo Hires' Root Beer 14c
50c Wliard Oil 9c
75o Moeller s Cod Liver Oil 64c
2&c Pierce's Pills lic
boo Doan's Pills 3c
&rtc Cut leu ra Salve 8i
iMS Laxative bromo Quinine lie
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$1 00 Orrlne Hoc
$2.00 Chester's Genuine Pennyroyal Pills IM
2oc Carter s Little Liver Pills 16c
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lath nad Chleaca Straai. Omaha.
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Tllli RLCLIAilLK ITUIIK
lu order to clone out all of our lij;lit anil medium weight nuns,
we have cut the price to one-half of what they formerly sold for.
Men's all wool suits, iu cheviots, carisiiucrcx ami sergea, in all
shades and colors, all well made and well tailored throughout
formerly sold for $10.00 llayden's great clearing. . C fflfl
sale price only UiUU
For $7.50 we have about 385 suits left which must be closed out
in this sale regardless of cost. They come in worsteds, cheviots,
unfinished .worsteds, serges, fancy cassi meres and fancy
worsteds, in plain blacks, plain blues, browu and gray mixtures
and fancy colors. None worth less than $15.00 "7 Kfl
llayden's great clearing sale price I ivU
All of our fluent' men's suits iu fancy cheviots, fancy worsteds,
serges, fancy cassimeres, Scotch cheviots, thibets ami un
finished worsteds, in blacks, blues, brown and gray mixture
and fancy colors all hand-padded shoulders, hand-made button-holes
and hand-tailored throughout none worth less than
$18.00 to $20.00 must be sold in this great lf& ffl
sale, nt onlv lwU!J
BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING
Regular S2.00 Values for 95c
Iu very desirable patterns in gray and brown mixtures, in light,
medium and dark colors, made up in Norfolk and double
breasted styles regular $2.00 values llayden's QRf
great clearing sale price UUU
Regular S3. 00 Values at $1.50
In very handsome patterns, in light and dark colors, pants made
with extension waistband, re-enforced taped seams, and guar
anteed not to rip made up in Norfolk, sailor-blouse and double
breasted styles none worth less than $3.00 llayden's Cf
great' clearing sale price liuU
llie newest leathers the
newest styles in toes and lasts that's the
advantage in buying your men's shoes
Ours is the only
from maker to the wearer.
Two prices $3.50 and
' ia no older aa far
' than the dayit was
The little thing are
stantly in repair.
Wouldn't you prefer.
a building that never grows shabby
where a broken window cord is
' replaced the day it breakst
At flO.OO per month you can rent a
splendid little ofnce-lle;ht and well ven
tilated Including- heat, lia-bt. water and
The Bee Building
R. C Peters & Co.. Rontal Asrent.
Dno4 Boor. Cor. 17h and Farnam Street.
Vcnlnorih HHiSary ftsedscn SS
' f Govern mnt iuprvPton nd equipment, nuy nfflordtill Trfjm" for t'olvvrtlttao,
ftLit Nlt4Jil Acm-l-iiilr or (or Uf. ft. bUXAMM mm4 . . HtH.li, V M
store selling direct
Baltimore and back, f3t2S, Bopt 17
Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo
and back, &7.G0.
Bait Lake City and back, 130.00.
Deadwood and Lead and back, HITS.
Hot Spiincs. 8. D and back, 16-49-
Llttle Rock. Ark and back. &0.at, Oo- '
tober 2, t and 1
San Francisco and Los Angeles and'
back. $50.00, October t to 17.
On September 1st and Ifith. to Butte, Hel- '
ena, Spokane, Tacoma. Seattle, Portland
and to hundreds of other points Northwejt,
Wost and Southwest, at one fare plus 2 00 ,
for the round trip. ,
September L t, IS and October I to many
points In Indiana and Ohio, at fare and
one-third for the round trip. ,
If yrm are ituis; anywhere yon had bet
ter write er see me. ' I can probably offer
supaeetlor.s that wOl save you both time
and money. .
J. B. Reynolds,
City Passenger Agent,
1502 Farnam Street, Omaha
' ' -many J
aa wear and (ear goes-
an office in
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