Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 18, 1904, PART 1, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1904. (pTaIosI DROP It hn bon our epecinl etu"dy in preparing for tble autumn piano trade, to place within the reach of purchaser with moderate Income, the greatest possible values In reputable pianos. To furnish better pianos at lower price, it was necewwry to buy greater stocks. The crowding of our warerooms contingent upon these new arrival), brings about a forced sale of worthy Instruments at figures so radically reduced that many of the offerings aree ntlrely without prec edent. , r Commencing tomorrow morning nnd continuing only until our stocks aro reduced to normal size, we place on sale an immense variety of selected, choice, new pianos from tlw world's best makers, on terms heretofore considered Impossible. In addition the ad floor bargain room, full of used pianos, will strive to keep up with the pace by offerings like these: CPRIfiHT PIANOS. HAM, & SOX " 158 NEW ENGLAND -164 WAOXEK 179 LYON & HE ALT 890 CAM V &0 8110 KIM PA T.I, . $115 J. P. IIA1.E 8118 at;; :.- $125 (UW.ES 8132 t;AV.Pi.En 8138 CHICKENING 8144 KIXGEIt 8148 MAIA'OM LOVE 815 EBBE 8162 HAVIS.. 175 VOSE & RONS ....-8188 On terms of cash or $10 cash uprt $5 per month. Xo change in ad vertised price will be accepted. COMBISATIO OFFER NO. 1. Apolloett Piano Flnyer and Lyon ft Healy Upright Piano worth 1M0 guaranteed perfect Sly 5 order , ;i" J2o cash and 110 per month. NO. 2. "Playone" Piano Player and ''Camp ft Co.'' Upright Piano- $250 worth H00 Terms, 25 cash and 110 per month. XO. 3. "Simplex" Piano Player and OQ Chlckerlng' Upright Piano. f -u Used "Pianola" and used Steger A Bona" Piano l50 worth tsoo JJV Terms, cash and 115 per month. NO. 6. New "Pianola" and new "Stelnway A seX"""?.1".1 $7 Terms cash. NO. S. New "Simplex" Player and new "Emerson'' Piano, fine ma- VSf) hogany cases worth $700 JJV Terms, 130 cash and IIS per month. Liberal supply of music Included. At" first glance It would seem that we are cutting too deep, but "lively selling" Is the orde.1 given out, hence the Important price temptation over the entire house. Buyers at a distance should write for catalogue and bar gain list. We ship pianos everywhere. Money hack if not satisfactory. Th'j largest piano house In the west. SCHM0LLER (& MUELLER 1313 Fa mam, Omaha. Neb. Operating 4 Stores and a Factory. For street or dress wear or any occasion; stiff and soft hats in all slses, shapes and colors. If you want to. be at the head of the procession wa advise you to get aboard the BROWN-HAT-BAND-WAGON, for In colors Brown's the Thing We can fit you in all the popular shades of brown. We are sole agents for the STETSON SPECIAL, and DUN. LAP lines distinguished from , the cheaper makes by more style, a more noticeable elegance of outline, more careful attention to details, better ma terials and most skilled workmanship. Step In and examine them. Booklet bowing fall styles is yours for the asking. C. II. Frederick Co, W. P. Marshall. D. C. Harley. 1504 Farnom St. , ' Had of the finest selected Barley fend Imported Bohemian bops. CABINET THE BEER YOU LIKE. U unexcelled a tonic, It la UJ equalled for Invalids and convalescent. Young mother will find it superior t any other beer Ut Its milk producing Aualltias. tola aw Dining; and ButX Onxu, Frd Kr2 Brewing Co. OaseWs Medel ewry ' talaj ha. 4M. OMAHA 1 MM BERCE OPENS THE CAMPAIGN Talki for Two Henri and a Half, but Fa to Arenas Enthniitim. OTHER CANDIDATES NOT HEARD FROM Roast Oa Proves a Ureotev Attraction Tin the "peeking Democrats Are CesiplriDii by Their Absence. (From a Staff Correspondent) LINCOLN. Neb., Sept. 17.-8peclal.)-At Epworth park this afternoon George W. Berge, fusion candidate for governor, for mally opened the campaign Mr. Berge talked for two and a half hours and at tha conclusion of his act the meeting wsa dis missed with a number by the band. Chair man Allen having made the announce ment. This sudden ending of the session left Candidate Townsrnd, Berge'a running mate; Candidate Canadsy, who wants to be auditor, and Candidate Watike, who wants to be secretary of state, still sitting In the rear of the platform apparently waiting for a great flood of enthusiasm to roll up snd drag them to the front. But It didn't roll up. The audience did, how ever, rise up and leave. The day could not have been more Ideal for a picnic or a public meeting. It was just wsrm enough on the outside and the breezes blew just gentle enough to put the people In a re cipient mood. But all this was on the out side of the big pavilion. On the Inside It was different. A flighting frost seemed to have settled down on everything. Mr. Berge 'talked himself hoarse. He talked well and couTa not have been In better form. He delivered a good speech from a fuslonlst. standpoint, but he couldn't do the business. In the first place, he didn't have the crowd, for at no time during the -speech, and the audience shifted several times, were there 1,000 people In the pavil ion. Some say there were not 600. Another thing was the abeenco of the great bulwarks of democracy. There was no Governor Boyd there; neither was there a Lee Herdman; neither wan there any other representative of the Parker demo crats of the Jacksonlan club or of the Douglas county democracy, either. Even Judge Wilbur F. Bryant was absent and so were many others who In the past have done things in the fusion party. As these were absent, so were tha big democrats of Lancaster county. More than half of the audience were women and children. Enough for One Day. The enthusiasm la better shown by the remark of Chairman Allen of the demo cratic state committee, who presided. It had been announced before the meeting that the state candidates would have a word to say after Mr. Berge finished. When Berge did get through Mr. Allen an nounced that after the band played one more number the audience could consider Itself dismissed. He was asked why the other candidates were shut off. He replied: Two hour:i and a half of speaking ought to be enough, don't you think?" His man ner In answering was marked with disap pointment and gloom, as the audience was marked with a lack of enthusiasm. Preceding the speaking a roasted oxen was disposed of by a gcod-sised crowd, many of whom left when the Inner man was satisfied. The oxen was not cooked whole, after the regulation barbecue, but was cut up !n sections and cooked all the same as one gets It at hone. With the meat was served coffee and bread. Chair man Allen of the democratic state com mittee presided and Introduced Mr. Berge. Music was furnished by the Hagenow band. Mr. Berge said In part: Mr. Beraje's Speech. In acceoHnar th Chief executive office of the state. I am lu.ijr cuimciuui oi me responsibilities It places upon me. It has been frequently asserted that there are no Issues in this campaign, except to get the offices. It has been said that the populists and democrats ?i loner represent any principle, and that V ' mpiy a scramble for spoils. If I believed this. I would re sign my candidacy at once. If this was true there would be no good reason for the election of any candidate on the fusion i But who Is It that says there are no ': iseaay ior tnoee holding official positions under the dominant party to say that there are no Issues. Have the tax payers said that there are no IssusaT Do the farmers, the business men and the la boring men say that there are no Issues In this campaign? It can be shown that a great deal of money has been recklessly squandered during the last two years, and do the men, who are taxed to raise the money, do thejr say there are no issues I The speaker then proceeded to denounce the free pass system and demand Its aboli tion and also took a shot at the legislative 10DDV. The last session of the fusion legislature was In 1897. You know that each legisla ture appropriates money for the state gov ernment for two years. The fuslos legisla ture appropriated 12,836.843.10 to be ex pended by the state officials in maintaining the state government for two years, ending March 81, 1899. Our state officers carried on the state government with efficiency those two years at a total cost of 12. 161, 687. 17, and paid off H64.68S.46 of the floating debt, and in addi tion paid off the last dollar of the bonded indebtedness of the state, amounting to mora than 1300,000. Refers to State Debt. Tha last republican legislature (1903) ap propriated $3. 104,20. 70, to oe expended by re publican officers In maintaining the state government for two years, ending March al. 1906. They will spend every cent of it. Now then, when you go in debt you must make provision to pay that debt. The re publicans were extravagant and were forced to raise the money in some way to pay for that extravagance. Two years ago In their state platform they pledged them selves to enact a comprehensive and fair revenue law. Whatever their pretentions were, the real object was to raise more money. It was a conspiracy hatched out In the plotting minds of those in control of the legislature. Extravagance demanded more money than the old law would pru duce. in making the new law tbey must snleld themselves. The farmer, the busi ness man and the small taxpayer must bear a heavier proportion of the burden. I.et us examine this new law for a mo ment, it is a cunning piece of legislation. It not only was passed to raise more money, but to build up a mighty political engine. Under the old law every township or pre cinct or ward elected Its own assessor. Some of the townships elected republican assessors, some populist and some demo cratic. Under this new law, however, one county assessor Is elected. He is elected for four years. This county assessor appoints his deputies In each precinct. He may ap point local men. He may send in carpet baggers, but o'ery one appointed by him is his political lieutenant. The moment a county assessor Is elected and his deputies apolnted he has a political machine. With this additional machine the people are mors helpless. The machine runs for four years. There Is no relief until four years have expired and then the people will be again tied hand and fot by me same machine. He followed this up with a general de nunciation of the new revenue law. Bsalth sent to Jail. DAKOTA CITY, Neb., Sept. 17.-(8pe-clal.) H. C. Smith, who a couple of weeks ago left this county with his goods and chattels for Minnesota unbeknown to his creditors, was yesterday brought back to this plaee by Sheriff H. C. Hansen from Marshall, Minn., on the charge of remov ing mortgaged property from the state on complaint of Joseph Clements. In de fault of 1600 bonds for his appearance for his preliminary examination on tha 19th Inst, Smith was placed In jail. Wedding? la Prospect at Dakota City. DAKOTA CITY, Neb., Sept. 17. (Spa clal.) Announcement Is made of two wed dings to take p'ace within the near future In which prominent Dakota countyltss will be the participants. The marriage of Porter Bealcs to Miss Alice Karst will be solemnised at tha home of the bride's par. ents on Walker's Island en the J21 Inst. On October S, In the Catholic church st Honwr, William H. Ryan and Miss Julia Ashford will be united In mstrtmony. Mr, Ryan at present Is cashier of the Security State bank at Homer. For six years he wss sheriff and four years county Judge of this county. He Is a pioneer resident of r the county and a man with many friends. The bride Is the youngest daugh tor of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ashford. pio neer and well-to-do cltisens of Omadl pre etnet, and was born and raised In this county. SOUTH NEBRASKA METHODISTS Aanalty Fend for Vetera Preaehera Proposed br Omaha Pastor. WAYNE, Neb.. Sept. 17. (Special Tele gram.) The North . Nebraska conference, In session In this city, has been honored by the presence of some of the notable men of Methodism. Rev. W. F. Anderson, D. D., ef New York, secretary of the national SO' clety, gave a stirring address to the confer eoce on Thursday. Dr. T. C. Ulff of Phil adelphia, Pa., assistant secretary of the board of church extension, reminded tha Methodists of their duty toward the un housed masses. The semi-centennial of Nebraska Meth odism was celebrated In a very fitting man ner on Thursday evening. Rev. T. C. Web' ster presided, and addresses were made by Rev. E. Comble Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church In Omaha. It was a splendid address and stirred the hearers as he spoke of hardships and pri vations of the early Itinerant ministers. Rev. William Gorst, pastor of Seward Street church, Owiaha, spoke of a plan to raise an annuity fund for the veteran preachers. The plan proposed Is that every pastor give his note for an amount equal to 1 per cent of his salary for seven years, and that the laymen of the church Join with the pastors In raising tha sum of $100,000. The Income of this sum Is to be used to help care for the ministers as they come to the time when they are unfit for service. The bishop, I. W. Joyce, spoke of the saddle bag brigade, and gave some pictures from real life. The sum of 14,500 was subscribed to this fund by the preachers. The Woman's Home Missionary society was represented by Mrs. Libby Allen of Des Moines, la. She Is a forcible and elo quent speaker, and as she portrayed the neds in our great cities, among our for eign population, and the southern states she moved her audience to teare The anniversary of the missionary so ciety was held on Friday evening. Dr. J. B. Trimble of Kansas City, Mo., assistant secretary of the missionary society. Bishop Joyce and Dr. C. C. Spencer, editor of the Central Christian Advocate, were the speak ers. They brought such peaceful reports that some of the people shouted, while others wept. The report of the conference treasurer shows that the conference has raised 18,642 for missions, a gain of 1664 for this year, $240 of which comes from the Omaha district. The Woman's Foreign Missionary society was presided over by Mrs. F. M. Slssen of Norfolk. Bishop Joyce and Miss Watson of Lincoln were the speakers at this meet ing. Money was secured to supply a na tive worker In India, and a number of new members were added to the society. .The financial report of this conference shows a notable Increase. The pastors received 188,- 350, an Increase of 12,477. The membership of the conference is 13,361 DESPERATE CHARACTER ARRESTED r: ares "Featherlears." DAKOTA CITY, Neb.. Sept. 17.-(Speclal.) By working a ruse Deputy United States Marshal Sides succeeded In capturing Alonso Show, known as "Feather Legs," a confirmed "bootlegger" and would-be des perado, who has been In and around the reservation for some time. Show escape! from arrest August 26 while In charge of Mr. Sides and since then h.ra been In Iowa and Minnesota. He returned to Homer this week and threatened to kill any officer who should try to take him. Marshal Sides got word that he was In Homer, and knowing It would be futile for him to attempt his arrest, as the saloons and bootleggers have sentinels placed around the outskirts of the town, he depu tised George Cain to make the arrest. Cain, In company with Town Marshal Dan Purdy of Homer, found "Feather Legs" In Luckhart's saloon and arrested him, placing him In the Homer calaboose. Marshal Sides was notified of the arrest and went to Homer from this place at once. In the meantime "Feather Legs" made an attempt to break out of the cala boose by battering down the door of the jail with an old Iron door which was In the Jail. Had Mr. Cain not gone to the cala boosa when he djd, about an hour after "Feather Legs" was put In, his prisoner would have been gone. "Feather Legs" wrs heavily Ironed and brought to this place and placed In jail until the departure of the train for Pender, where he will have his examination pn the charge of bootleg ging before United States Commissioner Sloan. CASJfOtf, BRYAX AND BALL GAMES Three Big Days for Northern Nebraska Promised for Next Week. NORFOLK. Neb., Sept. 17.-(Speclal.) September 27, 28 and 29 will be big days forNorfolk and the surrounding territory In northern Nebraska. A base ball tourna ment of three days, in which will com pete the fastest teams in the northwest, together with speeches by "Uncle" Joseph Cannon, speaker of the house of repre sentatives, and by W. J. Bryan, are fea tures which are planned to draw the big gest crowls that have assembled for four years. TUden and Plalnvlew will play against each other on the 27th. Humphrey and Stanton will meet on the 28th. On the 29th the two winners will play. The prizes amount to 1300. Cannon . and Bryan will be here during the three days. Daughters of Rebekah Eleet. PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., Sept. 17.-(Spe-clal.) The regular annual district conven tion of the Daughters of Rebekah was held In the Independent Order of Odd Fellows' hall last evening and was largely attended. The elaborate banquet was much enjoyed. The retiring president, Anna Saylea of Weeping Water, presided. The following named officers were elected and Installed: President. Misa Lsona Pollard of Ne hawka; vice president, Mrs. William Delias Dernier of Elm wood; warden, Mrs. Maud E. Hollenberger of Avoca; secretary, Miss Sophia Ruhge of Avoca; treasurer. Miss Isadora Hall of Nehawka. Among others In attendance from out of town were: Mrs. Mary D. Livingston of Fremont, tha stats president of the assembly; Mrs. H. M. Pol lard, Miss Nanoy Warden, F. C. Shomaker, wife and mother of Mrs. T. Fulton, all of Nehawka: E. F. Sayles and wife and Mies Mamie Hlllman, -all of Weeping Water; sstmaster X). Ceoll Capes and wife, Mrs. Lulu D. Russ, Mrs. Philippine Nutiman and C. D. Qulnton, all of Avoca, and Mr. E. Stuht and wife and Mrs. B. F. Strawn of Omaha. Ladles' DermMery mt State Valverslty. The Grand Hotel at Lincoln has been completely refurnished and changed Into a girl's dormitory for tha State University. The building Is stesm heated, hot and cold water, elevator, parlors and reception halls. Rooms are as rheap as at private houses. Table bosrd In same building, If desired, at 13 00 per week. . Prof. Candy and Mrs. Franklsh are la charge. ST blu: will acid B O T T UERS AND BOOK-HATTER TO COME UP Eegents of University Will Oonsider It at ' the Next Meeting. REALIZE STUDENTS NEED TO SAVE MONEY Attorney General Files i Appeal 'in the Nemaha County Tns. Case County Clerk Not W 1111ns to AppeaL (Prom a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Sept. 17. (Special. )-Tho mat ter of furnishing text books to the students of the State university at cost will be taken up by the Board of Regents at their next meeting. The matter will be brought up by C. 8. Allen, one of the Lincoln mem bers of the board, ejid If the plan is prac ticable and there is any disposition shown by the students for such a method being adopted Mr. Allen will advocate it. He said this morning: "I have not looked very closely Into the legal phase of the question that Is, whether the regents have -the authority by law to buy the books for the students, but If there is any way to save the students any money lnthla matter of course I will heartily endorse it. None of the students have spoken to me about the matter and except what I have read about it I do not know that there is any great demand on the part of the students for us to do this. If there Is, then I for one will be glad to do all I can In the matter. The students should be saved every cent that Is possible. Many of them are compelled to work their way through school snd every dollar counts with them. I hope the students will let us know their thoughts on the matter and If there is a demand for the regents to pur chase the books, and if we can do It and thereby save money for the students, I am In favor of It. I will call the attention or the board to the matter at its next meet ing." The Board of Regents have a meeting called for about the first of October, at which time the members will discuss what they want from the next legislature. This will be at a date too late to help the stu dents during the first semester; -therefore, If students desire ro secure their text books cheaper than they have been getting them they should bring pressure to beer on the regents and get a meeting for the Imme diate future. Kahn Sues for Damasjes. 8iegbert Kahn, one of the two jewelry salesmen who were arrested by the police last week, on the nominal charge of selling Jewelry r-lthout a license, hut who were held ss suspicious characters bees use of the large amount of diamonds on his per son, sued members of the police force this afternoon for damages. Appeal hientaka Coonty Case. Norrla Brown, deputy attorney general, filed the petition in error in the Nebraska county tax case, in the supreme court to day. The case retains Its original form, be ing entitled, "Charles B. Hacker, county clerk of Nemaha county, Nebraska, against Church Howe, for himself and on behalf of all other taxpayers of Nemaha county, Nebraska." The petition In error Is signed by E. B. Quockenbush, county attorney of Nemaha county, Attorney General F. N. Prout and Deputy Attorney Oeneral Norrla Brown. These two signatures last named ant the only evidences In tha petition that the state Is a party to the action. Changed Their Hinds. There wss some foundation for the report from Auburn that the county officials at one time decided not to appeal this case, but to accept as final the ruling of Judge Kelligsr, which was highly satlsfsctory to the taxpayers of the county. An Auburn newspaper contains a copy of the letter that wss prepsred and sent to the attorney general. In spits of the agreement and un derstanding, at the tlms the decision was rendered., that It would be reviewed by the supreme court. Dr. Gllllajaa for Senate. O'NEILL, Neb., Sept. 17. (Special Tele-(ram.)-Dr. 3. P. Gllllgao ef O'Neill was a tttle of aL all nrjt 1 . V ' A MBBON W$m stimulate ke a.p peiite and aidl -flic "diejlxti:v Older a-caCi-for yourme -pWeJ2fiO B R. nominated for the state senate by the re publicans of the Thirteenth senatorial dis trict. Dr. Gllligan is the leading surgeon of this part of the state. The nomination Is considered exceptionally strong. DEMOCRATS NAME POPl'LISTS Fusion Ticket in Adams Gives Two Plaeea to Younsjer Party. HASTINGS, Neb., Sept. 17. (Special Tele gram.) The Adams county democrats and populists met In convention and fused. Dr. John Lyman, populist, was nominated for state senator; W. E. Joynt, democrat, for representative, and John Snyder, populist, for county attorney. Each convention chose a nominee for the latter office and several hours were consumed ii negotiating before the conference committees effected the nomination of Mr. Snyder. There was little enthusiasm In the convention and sev eral populist country, delegates expressed dissatisfaction. KEARNEY, Neb.. Sept. 17. (Special Tele gram.) The populist county convention met In this city this afternoon and nominated Fred A. Nye for county attorney. A. A. Woraley addressed the delegates, after which a set of resolutions were adopted. George J. Burgess Shoots Himself. M'COOK. Neb., Sept. 17.-(Speclal Tele gram.) This community was deeply moved this morning by the news that George J. Burgess, an aged and respected citizen, had shot himself fatally. He died about noon. Deceased for many years lived In Arapahoe before moving here. News of Nebraska. PLATSMOUTH, Sept. 17.-County Super lntendent C 8. Woetmnn examined about thirty teachers for certificates today. PLATTSMOUTH. Sept. 17 Ex-Mayor Frank J. Morgan, ho was operated on In Omaha recently air appendicitis. Is re ported to be better today. BEATRICE. Sept. 17.-The Independent Telephone company, having been granted a franchise in Wymore, will Install Its lines within the next few weeks. PLATTSMOUTH. Sept. 17.-The repub lican primaries were he'.d throughout Cass county this evening to elect delegate to the county convention in Elmwood, Sep tember 24. WEST POINT, Sept. 17.-Chnrles H. Sass. the present incumbent of the ofilce of super visor on the county board from Sherman t.rvnshlp, has bren renominated for that office by acclamation. CHADRON. 8eDt. ll Conaiderlnr that Dawes is one of the very youngest of Ne-. nrasKa s countien, it reels proud to stand No. 20 In agricultural products In the state fair Just held at Lincoln. ""WEST POINT. Sept. 17.-Mlss Katherlne Ingor, a former Cuming county teacher, has been elected principal of the public Srhools at Edholm, Neb., and left yesterday to Hssume charge of her work. BEATRICE, Sept. 17. The students of the Northwestern Business college of this city met yesterday afternoon and organized a foot ball team. The eleven will soon be In shape to play any team in the state. CHADRON, Sept. 17.-Rev. Lee H. Young, rector of Grace Episcopal church, has ac cepted a call and will soon remove to Has tings. He and his wife will be given a farewell reception next Tuesday evening. GENEVA, Sept. 17. A successful county fair Is ended. The ball games between the Geneva chicken pickers and the Wy more team resulted In a victory for the former. There was a good racing card. PLATTSMOUTH, Sept. 17. Mrs. IL N. Dovey pleasantly entertained fifty of her lady friends at a kensington yesterday afternoon Elegant refreshments were served by Misses Ipne, Helen, Florence and Hazel Dovey. BEATRICE, Sept. 17. The members of the Beatrice Driving association are mak ing plans to hold a running meet in this city during the week of September -. Be tween thirty and thirty-five head of horses will be entered for the races. BEATRICE. Sept. 17 The eighty-acre farm ol William P. Norcross, located two miles northeast of Beatrice, was sold yes terday to Frank Marsh for 186 per acre. As far as Known this Is the highest price ever paid for farm land In Gage county. NEBRASKA. CITY. Sept. 17.-Thoman Johnson plead guilty In tjie district court yesterday to forgery and was sentenced to one year In the penitentiary by Judge Paul Jensen. Johnson was charged with forging the name of L. Wrenn to a bank check (or WEST POINT, Sept. 17 -Whlle threshing wheat on the farm of E. McGill, northwest of this city, this week, the separator of Claude Eniley was consumed by lire, to gether with a number of stacks of grain belonging to Mr. McOlll. The cause of the fire is unknown. , PLATTSMOUTH, Sept. 17 Judge Weber fined Hattl Harklns 130 and costs for using obscene language on tli street and t templing to brisk into the resort of Grace MUler. wblcu Is near by. Gtace Mil ruurifij.inr. i -w icsczi (71 RRW W 6 C O - E,W E, RsS ler was fined 130 and costs for conducting a disorderly resort. ADAMS. Sept. 17. Adams Is to have a 'phone line in operation soon. F. B. Das per Is president and W. C. Grav secretary treasurer. They expect to have the town and country supplied by the first of Decem ber. PLATTSMOUTH, Sept. 17.-Plattsmouth Is to have a first-class lecture course this year, and the following executive committee has been elected: President, G. U Farley; vice president, A. JL. Tldd: secretary, E. L. Rouse; treasurer, J. L. Barton, and pro moter, C. C. Wescott. PAPILLION. Sept. 17.-A. W. Clark and I. D. Clarke have had plans drawn for the erection of an elevator In Papllllon this fall. The former elevator was burned nearly sixteen years ago and the new one will probably be erected near the place where the old one stood. MiNDEN, Sept. 17. A movement has been started for the organisation of a commercial club and everv business snd professional man in the city has signed a call for a meeting which will be held next Tuesday night to discuss the matter and perfect . the organization of the club. GENEVA. Sept. 17. The Grand Army of the Republic reunion and picnic will be held in Geneva next Wednesday. The Geneva Choral soclpty, under the loader shin of John Barsby, will sing. Addresses will be given by E. H. Hinshaw and De partment Commander Bross. The old sol diers will parade before dinner. BEATRICE, Sept. 17. A suit for 1600 damages, brought by Louis Wehn, because of injuries) received In a right with Wallace Moore some time ago, was tried in the oounty court yesterday before a Jury, which brought In a verdict of 26 damages for the plaintiff. The principals in the suit are both business men of this city. CHADRON. Sept. 17. Hon. E. J. Burkltt snoke in the opera house here last night. 1 his was supposed to open the campaign, but as neither the democrats nor the pop ulists have made their legislative nomina tions, local affairs are not yet warm. O n ventlons are called for their senatorial nom ination September 20 at Ruehvllle. MINDEN. Sept. 17. Active preparations re going forward for the twenty-seventh annual fair of Kearney county, which will begin next Wednesday. The yield of all kinds of farm and garden stuff has never been better. Friday has been set apart as children's day and many of the schools have made application for tickets. The in dications sre tor a most successful fair. NEBRASKA CITY, Sept. 17-Stock-holdcrs of the Faultless Castor com pany laBt night elected new offlcej's and decided to double the capacity of the factory. The Improvements decided on will necessitate the employing of about thirty five additional men. Several new pieces of machinery have been ordered and will bo installed as soon as additions now being made to the building are completed. NEBRASKA CITY, Sept. 17.-Mr. nnd Mrs. W. T. Nicholson ce'ebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Fri day. Thfy were married on Septem ber 16, 1864, and came to this county in 1857, where they have since resided. Many friends gathered at their home during the afternoon and evening and Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson received several beautiful pres ents. BEATRICE, Sept. 17. Word was received here yesterday from Joplln, Mo., that J. T. Sullivan, the traveling man formerly In the employ of Allen Bros, of Omaha, who re cently became mentally unbalanced and was taken to Joplln for treatment, has been removsd to Hot Springs, Ark., where he will be cared for by his mother and the family physician who has charge of the young man's case. BEATRICE. Sept. 17.-The base hall sea son closed In Beatrice yesterday. The members of the Beatrice team will leave for their homes In various parts of the stats for short visits, after which most of them intend to enter the state university for the winter. Glenn Odell, who has been manager of the team, will remain in Be atrice and manage Company C foot ball team, which was organised last week. AUBURN. Sept. 17 Hon. Church Howe, consul general at Antwerp. Belgium, who has bren home about a month on a visit, will leave here Monday for Washington, where he will spend some days and receive suoh Instructions as the department raay de-ilre to liiipart. From Washington he will go to Oyster Bsy and cull on the HIE UrOtiMjnuj-jmHCttl e-au ?-J.?Lt?Hr w t- Wi 0 M'AHA NEBR' S resident for confidential instructions On ctober 1 he will sail for his post of duty. NEBRASKA CITY, Sept. 17,-Nicholsf Fellen, a prominent farmer, was found yesterday lying unconscious alongside the rosd. He had received a stroke of paralysis while driving fiom his home to Julian and had fallen out of the buggy. He was taken to Julian, where his condition was found to be serious. There Is small hope for his recovery. ... WEST rOTNT, Sept. 17.-A Joint conven tion of nil SI school teachers and school of fier has bvnn called by Superintendent Stnhl to rr.wt In this city rctober 1. The meeting of teachers and vhfflcers of the country s hcols and the consequent ex change of ideas and suggestions relative to good Koverrment and efficiency has proved viy populae and beneficial In this county, wheie the movement was Initiated by Su perintendent StAhl a year ago. WHST POINT, Sept. 17.-The district court of Cuming county will convene for the fall term on September 26, with Judge Guy T. Graves of Pender on the bench. The health of Judge Graves has Improved. The court calendar Is extremely light, there being-only thirty-six civil cases and eight crlmlnnl, 60 per cent of the whole being dead cases, held on the docket for payment of costs or awaiting final order. WEST POINT, Sept. 17. X. E. Gehrls, su pervisor rf rond district No. 2. adjoining the city, has filed complaint against V. F. Wortman, a farmer, living on the line of ro-u' In his district, for plowing up a por tion of tha road. This action Is Intended to put a stop to the almost universal cus tom of farmers of encroaching upon tha pu')i3 hhrhwav to extend the area of their ciiltlvutabie lsnd. The case will be tried nefiiu County Judge Dewald. . . MINDEN. Sept. 17.-Corn In Kearney county Is out of the way of frost and the crop is one of the old-fashioned bumper kind. A number of big ears and big stalks are being exhibited In different bus iness places around town and some of them sre Indeed wonders. Some ef the ears weigh nearly two pounds. Many of the farmers are busy seeding and the acre age of winter wheat promises to be larger than It was this year. AUBURN, Sept. 17. Friday was the closing day at the Nemaha county fair. A large crowd was present and all voted the day a good one. The fair as a whole has been a sucoess. The gstes were n4 opened the flrt clay on account of rals and the second day the attendance wal sma'l on account of the muddy roads, but Thursday and Friday were record break ers. The live stock and fruit exhibits were the largest ever, shown here. The races were all sharply contested and the time made In most of them wss fast. WF.HT POINT. Sept. 17.-D. O. Olffert. 'a former state senator from this district, wht wi s i.'im!nt(it by the republicans for rep resentative from this county, has sent In hl resignation to the county central committee, who accented the same with much regret In his letter of declination he states thlg his private business will preclude his pres ence in the state at the time of the meeting of the legislature. P. R. Peatrowskey has been ap:olnted to fill the vacancv. Mr. Peatrowskey Is a young farmer and" a stal wart republican, and enjoys a strong polit ical following. m f vi- BEATHICE, Sept. 17.-The Gage County Old Settlers' association held Its annual picnic on the Chautauqua grounds yester day afternoon, the attendsnce being rather light compared with former years. A bas ket dinner was served, after which brief addresses were delivered by some of the pioneers present. Daniel Freeman, who has the distinction of being the first home steader In tha United States, was among those in attendance. Officers were elected for the coming year, ss follows: E. M. Buswell, president; F. H. Dobbs, vice presi dent; H. A. LaSelle, secretary; A. D. Sage, treasurer. OSCEOLA. Sept. 17.-The officers of the Polk County Agricultural society, with President Thomas Klassy and Secretary O. T. Ray, have done all In their power to make the fair that begins next Tuesday a grand success, and If the weather man einlles on us the twenty-seventh annual fair for the county will be the best thst It has ever had. Tns shows, the racing and all that Is iisuslly connected with fairs will be In full blast for three days, begin ning September 22, Up to the present time more space hss been spoken for snd mora entries mads than at any fair the county has held. Jewelry, Watches aod Diamonds ea the EASY PAYMENT PLAN at moderate pricw. We guarantee every article to be just as represented. Easy to buy. Eay to pay. nMUtmA. -ssrot s ..