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TIIE OMAITA DAILY DEE: PUXDAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 1004.
TORY IS BELOW FIRE TEST
Campaign Yarn Oyer Oil Inspection Eu
Air for a Foundation.
TIBBIES STILL OPPOSED TO FUSION
Write ! Frletia Aavlsls Opasltls
ts Ar Parker Me Wk Are
Caaatdates for the st
(Froru a 8taff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Sept. 24. Speclsl-Edward
A.. Church, state otl inspector, has re
turned from Boyd county, where be haa
leen Investigating the lurid atory printed
M .si Or.aha paper to the effect that the
people of that county were In a state of
terror because of the low grade oil being
old there. The Kory told In sensational
language of several serious scxldenls due
to oil explosions, the blame of which wa
Irid at the door of the Mate oil Inspector,
who. It wa charged, had not inspected the
oil at all.
' After a careful Investigation Mr. Church
aid the inspiration for the sensational
story was in a damage suit brought, or
Soon to be brought, against the Standard
Oil company by Mike Harrington, attorney
for the father of'a child that was burned
to death by an explosion. In substantia
tlon ofthia statement Mr. Church said the
manager f the Standard Oil company had
received a letter from Mr. Harrington
which demented that he meet Mr. Harring
ton at the Her Grand hotal In Omaha, and
which contained-the words, or In substance.
"Come prepared to settle or don't come."
The case at Anoka, where the woman
Trie hurned to death, held up by the demo
pop paper as an example of republican
Incompetency. ' Mr. Church investigated
'and reported that the woman had com
mitted suicide by pouring the oil over her
self andhen setting it afire. Her husband
was" -severely burned in trying to save his
In the case of the death of the child of
Lem Oormerly, Mr. Church said the fam
ily retired leaving a lamp burning, though
turned down low. When the mother of the
child awpke she found the room all afire
and she waa unable to rescue the child.
It is believed the lamp exploded.
As to the sentiment of the people In
Boyd county who were reported to be con
siderably worked up over the matter, Mr.
Church quoted Chairman Da vies of the ra
i publican county committee, who said the
'people knew very little about any acci
dents until it was published In the Omaha
paper. All of them, he said, had occurred
weeks ago and he had not heard of any
dissatisfaction of the work of the oil in
spector. The Standard Oil company has a tank at
Niobrara and there is another at Fairfax.
8. D., Just a few miles across the state line.
There Is no way. said Mr. Church, to pre-
i rent people from going to Fairfax, and
" buying ' oil and bringing It over into Ne
braska. However, he had tested some of
the oil that was being sold at Fairfax,
and it registered 137 degrees. He also
brought home with him several sample of
the oil being sold in Boyd county and all
of it registered over 112 degrees.
The published story was pronounced by
merchants and cltixens of Boyd County
with whom Mr. Church talked as pure
buncombe, sent out In an effort to make
It easier to get a settlement out of the
' Standard OH company should damage suits
Tibbies oat the Warpath.
T. H. Tibbies is not becoming reconciled '
' to fusion as the campaign progresses;
neither haa he abated his hostility to legla
latlve candidates who are not pledged ts
i rote against any man for United States
senator who vote for Parker. He states
his position plainly in the following letter:
LINCOLN. Sept. 7. 1904. Mr. John H.
Davidson. Franklin Neb.: My Dear Dav-
' idson I have Just received your letter. I
feel about fualon Just as 1 did at the close
of the convention. There waa never a
more allly thing attempted In politics than,
lo try to force fusion with Parker demo
crat. 1 want to see them killed fcrevef.
But because our friend did not attend pri
maries and county conventions the office
aeekera and lawyers axt the best of us
in the state convention. These chaps know
the force of primacies and county conven
tions and the hard-working populists do
Mm It Is now, the only thing for us to do
la to try and organize clubs, as we pro
nosed, and hereafter see to it that our con
ventions are In the hands of the peop.e
who furnish the vote and not in those mho
expect office. Meanwhile let us try to
poll aa many votes aa we can, especially
for the national ticket, which haa no fusion
about It. As to the state .ticket. Berge is
true populist and there la a prospect of
bis election on account oi ine reeling
against Mickey, and that may pull the
rest of the ticket through. We should get
s many men Into the legislature as pos
sible who will never vote for senator for
any man who supported Parker. There is
a great outbreak of populism In the east
ern states and every one of them denounce
with the utmost bitterness any man who
supports Parker. There are many men of
character ana weann among mem ana
rhelr oblect la to build up a great third
party which will be absolutely Independent
of and separate from the two old parties.
To me that seems to be the only rational
- enure to Dursue. I am overwhelmed with
' work. My correspondence Is from many
different state. I have the paper to ed't
and must make a few speeches, so you
will see that It will be Impossible for me
to do mucn or aetaii worn in tne state, i
wsnt to thank you end all he noble men
who came to the Papltol hotel meeting.
M what you can to get such men as they
In the control of the Deopie's party In Ne
braska. Then we will be able to down
"I .have no more
and rest very well at
When a woman nfTerf from female
weak pes and irrejrularitr or other form
of womanly disease, the effect is cer
tain to be marked in ber nerrooa sva
tcm, the general effect being, as in Mr.
Woodin'i case, " nervous beadaches, rest.
leasseas at night" and a run-down rendi
tion. It la simply common sense then
which aava if j-ou care the female weak
neaa, irregularity, etc, you will cure the
nervousness, sleeplessness and other con
sequences of womanly disease.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription cores
the womanly diseases which undermine
the general health. It establishes regu
larity, dries enfeebling drains, heals in
nammation and ulceration, and cures
female weakness. It cures headache,
nervousness, sleeplessness, etc., by cur
ing the womanly disrasrs which cause
' these ailments.
Sick women are invited to consult Dr.
Pierce, by letter, frt. All correspond
enos strictly private. Address Dr. K. V.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
I feel soars ths si sirred te yoa for the
beaeat I have received from Dr. Pierce's Favor
be Pisstuptto sod 'Ooldc Medical Discov
ery, writes Mra Urrie E Woodln, ol aUllerVm,
Dutrheaa Co, N. Y . care of Boa No, I. "For
aunuerof yerIaadbctfDbadwhk fcauls
vnksaa, acrvwos headache, irregularity, rest
lramt at aUat, sod, in fact was all raa-dows
but after taking these bottles of ' Favorite rra
try r(tl thai 1 aa swtiaely cared. I have a
ewe a 1 1 1 usi headache, sad rest very well a
tiigtit ; i few, feci lit a diflerra orrsos,
thaak to ) our ktsd advtce ad weoderfal audt
cm 1 uraeMlf sdvts all who sufstr (roas any
similar truaUca'to wru lo I, Ph-os at oacav
They will aot regret a.
" Favorite Prescription baa the testi
mony of" thousand oi women to its com
plete cure of womanly disc. Do not
accept an unknown and unproved sub
gtituut in it place.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets should bs)
used wrth Favorite rVescriptioa" watts
cvaf a LaxaUva is rcauticd
i at 'Ooidra Medical Mac ;
the grafters, the nfflc seeker, the p
takers, and tik thlr.ga Into our own hands.
In that way we v til put In practice the
old principles with which we etaried out
In regard to office holding.
T. It. TIBBLE3.
Tew; Held Wtthsat Bait.
James Toung. the colored race hore
driver who shot and killed Sam Winters
during the state fair, has been bound over
to the district court without bond on a
charge of murder In the first degree. Max
Wagner, who was shot at the same time,
testified that Toung had discharged Wint
era and that the latter went to the stall
In which Toung was sleeping to settle up
with him. When Winters made the re
quest for the money due him, Wagner
stated Toung said: "I will shoot you," and
at once began to shoot.
Vacation Aboat Dae.
R. H., McDonald, night clerk at the Un
dell hotel, who for eighteen years has
takpn only one vacation, haa gone to
Zanesvllle. O, to spend si weeks resting
on his father's farm. His fine pacing
horse, which he brought with him to Lln
coln from the farm, has been turned over
to competent trainers and will be in shape
for his mld-wlnter running. Mr. McDonald
was absent from his desk for a few weeks
last year to recuperate from a spell of
sickness, and with that exception he has
never missed a night at his desk in eigh
City Engineer Campen has been digging
up a few figures for a government sta
tistician. He finds that on March SI. 14.
the city had a total of M&.775 square yards
of paving. Of this there were 71.S55 square
yards of old . cedar blocks, 81.74K square
yards' of asphalt. Cl,i2S square yards of
brick and 1,310 square yards of atone
blocks. Since that date contracts have
been let for 36,000 square yards of paving,
mostly asphalt, and of this amount li.Oeio
square yards go In where old cedar blocks
have been taken up.
Fall to Same Ticket.
Because of the promise of Judge England
and Joe Johnson to lead a number of dis
affected republicans Into the fusion camp
if the right men were nominated for the
legislature, the committees appointed by
the democratic and populist conventions to
name a county ticket adjourned thla after
noon without making their nominations.
Soon after the committees met at the
fusion headquarters Johnson and England
raced to the room with the news. They
claimed to represent a number of business
men who had been thinking of nominating
a ticket for the legislature by petition,
pledged to work for an anti-pass law, and
who would pledge themselves not to be
controlled by the railroads or any other
corporation. They assured the committee
that If the fuslonlsts would nominate the
right men they would not get out a ticket,
but would work for the fuslonlsts.
Several methods of mixing In the disaf
fected republicans were discussed, but
nothing definite was decided. It was be
lieved, however, that an adjournment was
taken In order to allow the members of the
committees to try and Induce some good
republicans to consent to run on a fusion
ticket. One plan wa to nume a full ticket,
four of whom ahould be staunch repub
licans and three populists and democrats,
each to vote aa he pleased In the senatorial
Frank Eager of the Independent, how
ever, wanted Just three men nominated,
one senator and two representatives. He
wanted these three to be fusionists. The
committees, however, were not ready to
agres to anything, and after a lengthy ex
ecutive session, during which the legal
phaae of the petition ticket was discussed,
an adjournment waa taken to aome date
yet to be named. '
Isiaraaet Depaty Retarns.
Insurance Deputy Pierce returned this
morning from Indianapolis, where he at
tended the annual meeting of the Insurance
commissioners of the various states. Mr.
Pierce was made a member of the com
mittee on laws and legislation. Insurance
commissioners from twenty-three states
were present, besides many insurance men
and representatives of Insurance papers.
Among the Important questions discussed
wa the anti-rebate law and the fire
marshal law. It was the general opinion
that the anti-rebate law waa a dead letter.
Inasmuch as no way had been found to
enforce It. The commissioners of those
states where the fire marshal law is oper
ative were pleased w)th the law. It pro
vides for the appointment of a fire marshal
whose duty It is to investigate Incendiary
fires and prosecute offenders. In one county
a Are marshal reported he had sent seven
teen men to the penitentiary for setting
fire to buildings, and the practice In his
state had been almost stopped.
CHARGE DIVORCE TO BCSVBODIES
Man aad Wife Seek Have Coart'a
Deere Set Aside.
FREMONT. Neb.. Bent. 14. IHnorlnl
William Schults and Johanna Schults, who
were once husband and wife, filed their
petition In the district court today asking
to have the decree by which Jorfanna wa
divorced from William set aside. The pe
tition alleges that they want to live to
gether again and Johanna aays she would
not have begun suit against William If
it had not been for the meddlesome acts
of neighbors. William says it was the In
terference of his neighbors which caused
him to become intoxicated and treat his
wife in a way which was not quite right
and proper. Mrs. Schults began her first
suit about a year ago. Summons was
served and a decree granted by default,
when it appeared that the sheriff served
the summons on the wrong William
Schults. The William who was notl.led to
appear in the action was living peaceably
with a wife whose name was not Johanna,
and he paid no attention to the summons,
aside from telling the sheriff that he had
got the wrong man. When Johanna fr.nni
out the situation she filed a motion to .set
aside the decree which was granted, and
then the summons was served on the right
William, and at the June term of cnurt
another decree was rendered, which Is the
one both parties now unite In petitioning
the court toy set aside.
SO REMARRIAGE FOR DIVORCEES
Ministers Perform t eremoay.
PONCA. Neb., Sept. I4.-8pecial.) The
thirty-second annual convention of the K.
"Task Lutheran synod convened at the
First Lutheran church at Ponea Wednes.
day, when the Introductory sermon was
presetted by Rev. John T. Selbert, presi
dent of the synod. The synod organised
for business Thursday morning with th
re-election of the old officers: Prealdant
John, F. Selbert; secretary, C. F. Lelsher;
treasurer. Je Miller: atatlstical secretary
Jess Ball. -
Reports from the churches
the synod Indicate growth and prosperity.
The treasurer's report showed the benev
olences of the church In nt
all previous years. The membership In
creased 10 per cent for the year and the In
debtedness waa reduced 6.0C0, thla reduc
tion being accounted for by the Kountss
Memorial Church of Omaha navlr.e it en.
tlrt indebtedness of pi, 006 during the year.
The meeting of the synod waa harmonious
throughout, a good spirit prevailing- Prob
ably the most lmportaat action of this body
waa on the subject of "Marriage and Di
vorce." The following section waa added
to the constitution of the synod:
That no minister of thia synod shall
knowingly remarry aay person or persons
who hat previously been divorced from a
husband or wife,- except In the case of di
vorce for adultery, the innocent person
being entitled lo lemarry when desired.
POLITICS OF THE CENTfRY
E&Tiew of the Change Wrought Einoe the
DANGER OF DEMOCRACY POINTED OUT
Chancellor Andrews Disease a Vital
teetloa) Im His Aaress at the
Opeaiasr'of the latter
LINCOLN. Sept M.-Special.)This aft
ernoon Chancellor & Benjamin Andrews
delivered his address lo the faculty and
student body at tbe opening of the univer
sity year. His theme was "Tendencies of
the World's Politics During the Nineteenth
Century." Briefly, but 'entertainingly and
in order, he sketched the changes that have
taken place in the alhmment of the boun
daries during the last century, and spoke
of the influences that have been at work,
changing public thought and the effect they
have had on the destiny of mankind. The
departure from the doctrine of divine right
to rule In favor of the sovereignty of the
people is traced by the chancellor, and the
fear that the pendulum ia swinging back,
or the fear that the people may no longer
be trusted leads him to remark:
Any surmise of drterioration ouaht to be
dissipated by noticing the numerous a. id
momentous questions which nations have
of late l.een settling by arbitration, the
treaties of arbitration now existing, or the
erection by th fifteen most poweriul states
on earth of The Hague tribunal for quiet
ing disputes such as once usually meant
1 cannot subscribe to the theory that
the course of history is directed wholly by
economic causes the so-called economic In
terpretation of history But there Is one
economic might which shspes human events
to an even greater extent than the advo
cates of that theory have observed; I
mean the money power; and It is among
the philanthropist's most gratifying -intes
that this incalculably strong force .s at
every crisis of strained relations between
nations, exerted on the side of peace. Aa
a preservative of peace the money power
aeserve ranK aiongsioe i ne nague tnounai.
BeiflnnlnM; of Reconstruction.
Noting that the people who are the freest
have been the oi.es who have groan fast
est, and with a passing reference to the
present struggle in the far east, where he
opposes Great Britain to Russia, and Indi
cate the Interests he believes will main
tain the equilibrium, he rapidly sketches
the great changes that grew out of the
French revolution. This revolution was the
beginning of the reconstruction, an out
line of which Is given by the chancellor
in his remarks. He concludes his address
The good leaven went on permeating the
meal till all west Europe was leavVhed.
Liberal Ideas, domestic, and streaming In
from Swliierland. Italy. Greece, England
and France, especially during his revolu
tion of li30. proved at last more than a
match for Metternich. and when the new
re-olutlon of IMS rocked to its baae every
throne of continental Europe he fell and
his system was doomed.
Men had come more and more Into Glad
stone's state of mind In 1851, whn he wrote:
"It Is a great and nobh? secret, that ff
constitutional freedom, which has given us
the largest liberties, with the steadiest
throne and the most vigorous executive In
OhriKtendom. I am deeply con
vinced that among us all systems, whether
religious or political, which rest on a prin
cipal of absolutism, must of necessity be,
not Indeed tyrannical, but feeble and inef
fetlvie systems; and that methodloajly to
enlist the members of a community, with
due regard to their several capacities. In
the performance of Its public duties is the
way to make that community powerful and
healthful, to give a firm seat to Its rulers
and to engender a warm and Intelligent de
votion In those beneath their way."
Republicanism has encountered, and Is
still struggling therein a second Impasse,
which threatens to be far greater than the
Tendency of the Times.
A wide and deep remission of philan
thropy marks the Intelligence of our time,
partly speculative in origin, as seen In
Nietrsche, who ridicules consideration for
ones enemies and for the weak as slaves'
ethics; and partly resulting from fuller ac
quaintance with the inferior races of men.
Tongues thoroughly trained In trick gym
nastics stick at vocables like "equality,"
brotherhood," "the race," "humanity,"
much more than when only missionaaies
had first-hand familiarity with bushmen
and lgorrote. Such a generalization as
"man does" well enough in roology, but
in practical ethics It finds Its position
harder and harder to keep. The changed
thought promptly sidles over on to political
ground. Having radically subordinated cer
tain races to others, we find It easier, if
not Inevitable, to subordinate certain
Another boulder badly obstructing democ
racy's path is socialirm. The socialists
have, agreeably to their wish, convinced
great multitudes that their program is sim
ply the logical working out of democracy.
At the same time, against their wish, they
have begotten the conviction in others that
socialism put in practice would mean an
archy, communism, leveling, a crusade
against the highlands of man's life In the
Interest of the bog. It would build forth
the social body utterly without regard to
heterogenlty, allowing no place for the
genius, the artist, the dreamer, the mug
wump, the non-conformist, the rebel. The
church In Its worst days never meditated
rendering life so Insipid. Prisoned In the
Iron orderliness socialism must bring, real
men would cry out with 'alt Whitman:
"O. something pernicious and dread.
Something far away from a puny and pious
Something unproved, something In a trance,
Something escaped from the anchorage and
Nonconformity or Death.
I care not what others majn say, but as
for me, give me the privilege of noncon
formity or give me death!
The modern liberal deems a never so
mountainous district preferable to a dead
level. If democracy- la that, and he fre
quently fears it Is, he will none of It.
Rather, he shouts. "My kingdom for a
horse with a man astride " if it Is the
only alternative, give me monarchy, aris
tocracy, even plutocracy, rather than the
democracy which stifles and kills the Indi
vidual. Again, libersllsm ha disappointed early
expectations. Its devotees at first looked
for economic and moral as well as polit
ical mtllenlum as soon aa men were set
free from monarchic rule.
But It Is clear that the device of simply
knocking off men's political shackles falls
short. Bare civil liberty does not consti
tute or assure social weal Society sunders
Itself worse than ever into disparate and
hostile classes. Poverty and oppression
have not come to an end. This century of
political equality, of status changed to con
tract and of a ballot for all. ia precisely
the one wherein pessimism has been born,
which Is no longer the smart hobby of a
few but the fixed conviction of multitudes
Distracted over so- many unfulfilled
prophecies, a host of liberals almost con
clude that they .have been following an
Ignis fatuus. to turn from which Is the be
ginning of wisdom.
Lastly, the gaucherle of popular govern
ment In executive functioning, and espe
cially In war. renders It odious with a great
and Increasing number.
Where Does It Leodf
The modern mind Is of a practical turn.
Men theorise less than formerly, hut ad
minister better. We delight In facile prac
tice, in bringing things to pass. Familiarity
with colossal businesses, railway systems,
trusts, where single minds with absolute
authority produce wonders In the way of
despatch, co-ordination and combination,
brew relish for order and rapidity in busi
ness and discontent for the slow, lumber
ing, awkward methods which, to date, most
democracies Insist upon in, conducting pub
Tht Inclination la therefore observable on
every hand to allow executives longer rope,
a freer hand, more Independence In detail
from legislaturea and from the constitu
ency. Whereunto this will grow none can
tell As It is, however, clearly Inconsistent
with democracy as hitherto expounded and
practiced. It helps to swerl snd spread the
conviction that democracy a we know It
cannot be the final policy.
P.. . svlU-lhmhg n.7fef '
Wemaa Bwras ts' Death.
While alone In her room at the Tsbclia
Home early this evening the clothing of
Mrs. Amelia' Oeatrach. aged; caught fire
In some rnanner as yet unknown and she
wa burned to death. Her husband. who
rushed to her assistance upon heating her ,
screams, wa himself badly burned and
his condition Is serious.
The woman's husband had been out of
the room only a few minutes when, she
screamed. He rushed hatk Into the room
and found his wife completely enveloped
In flames. Her body was burned to a crisp
before the fir was extinguished. How the
fire started has not been learned. There
was no stove or lighted lamp In the room.
It Is supposed that Mrs. Oestrach had
struck a match to light the lamp and that
hrr clothing caught from this.
Mr. snd Mrs. Oestrach have lived at the
Tabcha home for seven years. The cor
oner has taken charge of the remains.
JKtMGS TALKS OF HOSPITAL
Methodists of Nebraska Conference
, Posh Work et Beatrice.
BEATRICE. Neb. SPt- It-tSpeclal.)-The
Methodist Episcopal conference epened
with devotional exercises yesterday morn
ing, led by Dr. Dunham, after which
Bishop Joyce resumed the examination of
candidates for the ministry, and finished
that class called - effective elders. Th
Methodist ministry Is divided Into three
classes, namely: Licentiates, deacons and
elders. There are also three classes of
elders; those ready for Immediate work are
called effective elders; others are in school
work and others are supernumeraries.
The list of classes In the'first, third snd
fourth years of the course of study was
called, reported upon by their presiding
elders, examined and advanced to the suc
ceeding years' study. Four In the fourth
year class were elected to elders' ordrs,
and will be ordained Sunday.
Dr. J. W. Jennings of umaha. the newly
elected general managtr of the Methodist
publishing house at Kansas City, was in
troduced to the conference and addressed
It in the Interest of the Omaha hospital.
Rev. A. C. George addressed the confer-1
ence In the Interests of Sabbath school
work, and Dr. Edward Thompson In the
interests of Sabbath observance.
Superannuated relations were granted to
two of the elders members of the confer
ence. To such this Is always a heart
breaking time, when from infirmities of
age, they lay down their life work and j
these two ministers bade the conference j
such a solemn good-bj-e as comes from I
death beds, and many sobbed like- chll- I
drenl "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" was I
miintr arA morw nf . V. m. trAa t Inn " . " '
to take the hand of these and say, "God
bless you and keep you."
The bishop announced part of the boards
and special officers for the next year.
The afternoon session was under the di
rection of the Woman's Foreign Mission
ary society of this conference, and was
presided over by the secretary,' Miss Ella
Watson, of Lincoln. She reported, among
other things, ten new organisations and
a membership of 1,745. During the last
year the contributions have amounted to
$4,600. and It is hoped before the year that
it will reach 15.000.
Bishop Joyce gave a brief address, which
was an Interesting account of the charac
ter and capabilities of the Chinese. The
bishop and his wife were mlssionariea in
China for some years.
At 4 o'clocal began the daily Pentecostal
service, after which a member of the Wes
leyan quartet rendered an excellnt vocal
The missionary society of the Nebraska
conference, which Is an auxiliary of the
Methodist church, held Its anniversary last
evening and officers for the coming year
were elected as follows: Rev. J. F.
Kemper. Lincoln, president; Rev. R. N.
Orrell, Falrbury, secretary; Rev. R. W.
Marsh. Auburn, treasures
. A very encouraging report of the fi
nancial condition of the society was given.
Bishop Joyce and Dr. Brewster deliv
ered short addresses In the Interests of
Chinese missions and a mission hospital
in southern China. Pledge were secured
for this institution of something over $400,
which was a trifle above what was asked.
The session of the evening closed with a
hymn by the choir.
REV. A. BOYD PRESIDING ELDER
lulled . Brethren Conference Hears
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Sept. 4 (Special.)
Several committees on the various Inter
ests and branches of work of the church
made their reports nt Friday's session of
the Vnited Brethren conference. The in
terests of York college were very ably
discussed by Dr. Schell, Its president. This
Institution Is only fourteen .years old, but
it has risen Into Its grade among the, first
class colleges of Nebraska. Dr. Schell
stated that the new conservatory, or Hulitt
hall, at Tork college Is nearly completed.
Dr. Thompson of Dayton; O.. eloquently
and warmly discussed the featurea and im
portance of Union Biblical seminary In
Preparatory to the allotment of charges,
the conference elected a presiding elder
for the entire district. This balloting re
sulted in the election of Rev. A. Boyd to
this important position.
The evening was devoted to a young peo
ple's rally The discussion indicated that
In certain denominations the Christian En
deavor societies are rivals rather than helps
to the church and pastor. It was reported
that this experience had not occurred In
the United Brethren churches. Arrange
ments were made for Dr. W. M. Bell of
Dayton, O., to resume his pnramount
theme of missionary teaching, training and
seal in the churches.
Lsthrrisi Consider "assrrstlon
Locate Seminary Elarnhrrr.
FKEMON'T. Neb., Sept. :t.-(Speclal.)
The Evangelical Lutheran synod of N
brsska has completed Its session, after
transacting a large amount of business.
The question cf the removal of the theo
logical pchool of ths denomination from
Atchison. Kan., to some other point was
discussed during several meetings without
any final action being taken. The members
of the synod were nearly all of the opinion
that a removal was desirable on account
of there heli.g only a small Gfrman ele
ment In eastern Kansas. In executive ses
sion a number of propositions for Its re
moval were considered. The school is con
nected with but not a part of Midland col
lege at Atchison. Kan. While that Institu
tion la In a prosperous condition Interest
In the theological school is at a standstill
and comisratively few students are at
YOING MAN HAS NARROW ESCAPE
Palls In Well and Palls In Tesni of
Horses on Top of Him.
BEEMER. Neb.. Sept. 24. Special Tele- j
gram.) Artnur enor, 'son or George Ne!
lor, a prominent business man. met with
a terrible accident this afternoon while en
gaged In filling up an old well on the
Farran fa.-m, one mile north of Beemer.
The young man was working with a
scraper and sccldentslly fell Into the well.
The horses fell In on, him, taking the
scraper with them, which waa undoubtedly
the means of saving hla life, as h fell
under It in such a way as to protect him
partly from the weight of one horse,
which went to the bottom, ths other gclng
down only about seven feet. The aojldent
happened about 2 o'clock and the young
man waa not released from his terrible po
sition until I tonight. The extejit of his
Injuries Is not fully known, although It
Is not thought he It dangerously Injured.
The horses were both dead when taken
from the well.
Eatnnelastl Rensbllean Convention
TECl'MSEH. Neb.. Sept. 24 (Special
Telegram.) The republican county conven
tion was held here locay. The meeting
was full of enthusiasm, and the attend
ance was large. At ths opening of ths
convenlloa II. M. Eaton, candidal for
commissioner of lands and buildings; E.
the big piano storl SCHMOLLER & MUELLER. THC- m mK0 SR
New Values in i j
oak or walnut cases, bril
i:int tonp, "Vs ovtaves.
Ivory keys, mad1 to fell
from $'' to fJ75.
Sale Price $138
CABINET ORANIi SIZE
hand t-arvrd panels
cliokf of woois. splendid
tont und action other
stores ask f."V to $.Vi
Sale Price $183
IN BEAUTIFUL FIGUR
CI. mahogany, walnut and
oak modern tusinss, curv
ed or plain regular value
Sale Price $236
Camp & Co.," "Vose &
Sous," "Lyon & Healy,"
and Tit! more, ou display In
our bantu In room
178, $15, $105, $1-A up to
SCHMOLLER. . MUELLER
1313 Farnanv Street, Omaha, Neb.
fsjyasissiai ns j s
M Searle Jr. candidate for auditor, and
j L, McBrien candidate for superintend-
ent of rnbllc Instruction, who were pres-
.hort addresses. CaDtaln F. L.
DLismore was chosen chairman of the
meeting, and made a few pointed remark:..
S. W. Thurber and Roscoe Anderson weie
secretaries. J. C. Moore, the present In
cumbent, was nominated for county at
torney by acclamation. J W. Whltham
was the unanimous selection for repre
sentative of the Fourth district, and the
delejates to the fifth district representative
convention, which Is Nemaha and Johnson
counties Float, were instructed for Wil
liam Ernest of Johnson county for candi
date for representative. Hon. L. H. Laflln
was nominated for -county commissioner.
The ticket 1j considered a winner, beins
made up of representativs republicans of
KRRIG WOMAN KILLS HERSELF
Mrs. Krnek of Ord "hoots Herself at
Beatrice After Hanband Comes.
BEATRICE. Neb., Sept. Si. (Special Tel
egram.l Early this morning Mrs. Mary
Krnek, a Bohemian, 5S years of age. com
mitted suicide by shooting herself through
the right temple with a revolver. The
body was found nenr the home of Mrs.
Kreyoi, 1310 Grant street. S
The dead woman left her home at
Hallam. Neb., four months ago. In com
pany with Joe Hlavlca, 21 years old. nnd
went to the home ol her sister, Mrs. JoFle
Bureyrin, at Ord. July 19 last the couple
came to Beatrice, where they have lived
together since that time.
Yesterday the woman's husband came to
Beatrice at her, request nnd last night hnd
a controversy with Hlavlca, Immediately
Mrs. Krnek left the house and shot her
self. Hlavlca has fled and has not been
seen since the shooting occurred. The
trouble took place at the home of Mr,
Kreycl. Krnek owns several farms near
Hallam and is well-to-do. The coroner will
hold an inquest.
Fremont Policeman Reenarnlses His
Assntlant. Who Swears to Allhl.
FREMONT. Neb.. S'pt. 'JA.i Special.)
The . preliminary examination cf Charles
Ward on the charge of stabbing Policeman
Connor was held in police court this morn
ing. Ward plead, d not guilty. Connor
positively Identified him as the man who
stabled him. Ward claimed thai he was
In Omaha the night th? affair occurred and
denied having leen In Fremont for some
time. He was Identified by a number of
peop'e this morning as a former resident
of this city who had borne a bad reputa
tion since he was a boy. The last time he
was seen in this city previous to Septe-mber
7 was about four years ago, when he was
charged with breaking Into the Fremoat
Milling company's warehouse snd stealings
quantity of Hour. He was traced over to
the Island south of the city and eventually
escaped. His father, who has been dead
for about ten years, and an older brother
lived In this county frr many years and al
waya bore .-good reputations, but Charles
has figured In police courts since he was 13
Popnllsts Deaonnee Revenue Law.
HOLIiREOE. Neb.. Sept. 24 (Special
Telegram.) The populist county convention
wa held here today snd J. B. Johnson
was re-nomlnated for repre-sentstlve by ac
clamation. C. J. Beedle was alao re-nomlnated
for county attorney. There had been
considerable opposition to the latter's re
nomlnation, but It failed to materialise In
the convention. . Resolutions were sdopted
denouncing the revenue law and Repre
sentative Johnson In hla speech promised
to try to get It changed. The democrats
will decld later what trey wll! do.
EloodhounS l.ri'l ft Nelabhnr.
RAVENNA. Neb.. Sept. 24 (Special Telv
rgram ) Jim Malone's bloodhounds left
here early this morning, to be taken to
the farm c( 'William Jaeshke. seven miles
north of Ravenna, to trail some men who
ko machinery. The hounds took ths cen
IMPORTANT e"" fl"oSr!?ie
with each other to rttrnot your Attention.
This sale, of t lie worhl's best pianos at priees
bordering on liquidation, easily overshadows
oil our previous efforts. Our personal guar
antee addetl to that of the factories make the
Investment doublv sale.
THIS STOCK IS INCOMPARABLE
- With "the peerless leaders, ''Steinway &
Rons," "integer Sons," "Emerson," "A. B.
Chase," "Hardman," "Md'hail," "Heed &
Sons," "Steck," the popular "Need ham," "Erb
& Co.,'' "Baus," "Gramer," and eighteen more
including our own hand made "Mueller"
jruaranteed for 20 .years. TERMS TO SUIT VOL'.
i at once and went direct to the farm , of
Carl Coffer, who with his farmhand, Tony
j WorzoU. was arrested and taken to Loup
City, liach denied any knowledge of the
theft, but several of the stolen articles
were .ocated at the Coffer place. The men
are well known and It is thought the steal-
Ing was done, If at all, to carry out an old
quarrel rather than for need of the ar
ticles. fusion Ticket In Hamilton.
AURORA. Neb., Sept. 24. (SpeclU Te'e
gTam.) The democratic and fusion con
ventions were held In the court house to
day and candidates for the legislature
and county offices were nominated. T. G.
Graham, popoulist, and Ira Bush, demo
crat, received the legislative nominations.
J. H. Edmundson was nominates for
county attorney and D. Sorenson for
county commissioner. The populist con
vention wa organized by the election of
ex-Senator F. M. Howard as chairman
and Fred Jeffers secretary, and the dem
ocratic by the election of T. Wldaman
chairman and C. Sharp secretary. The
fusion congressional canCldate. Charles
Gilbert, addressed the delegates. Both
candidates for the legislature are farmers.
Killed Vnder Load of Straw.
-KEARNEY. Neb.. Sept. 24 (Spec'al Tel
egram.) Claude Fester, the 14-year-old ton
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Fe'ter, living
In Buckeye valley, was Irs.antly kjlled
Friday aftemocn by the overturning of a
load of straw which he and h'a brother,
who Is two years his senior, were haullns.
The boys were coming down a hill wK"h the
load when it slipped forward, frightening
one of the horses, which began to kifk and
run. The load waa overturned, throwing
the boys lo the ground and breaking
Claude's neck. The older boy was badly
bruised, but his Injuries are not serious.
Falls from Wizoa to Death.
ALBION. Neb.. Sept. 'A. (Special.) Wil
liam Keeshan, sr., an old resldert of this
county, living in the outskirts cf the town,
met with a fatal accident upon the street i
here yesterday evening. He had untied his !
team and climbed upon the hayrack on j
the wagon preparatory to going home,
when he lost his balance and fell to the
ground, receiving Injuries from which he
died Immediately. Mr. Keeshan was a
quiet, inoffensive man, but addicted to the
use of Intoxicants.
Rereptlon to New indents.
CRETE. Neb.. Sept. 24.-( Special.) The
annual reception to the new students at
Doane was held In the college chapel last
evening. It was largely attended by mem
bers of the faculty, students, both old and
new, and friends of the college. A pleas
Ins program, consisting of vocal solos by
Prof. W. G. Reynolds of the music de
partment, George Ireland of the Wesleyan
quartet and Miss Ruth Babcork, and read
ings by Miss Flora Waldorf were rendered.
News of Nebraska.
BEATRICE. Sept. 24. Kllpatrlck Bros,
have Just finished putting down two large
ells em their ranch west of town. One
of the wells Is 145 foe deep and flows a
one and eme-half-lnch stream, while the
other is 140 feet deeo and flows a five-Inch
BEATRICE, Sept. 21 -Mr. and Mrs. Silas
Rurcham, who reside five miles east of the
city, last evening celebrated their tenth
wedding anniversary In the presence of
about twenty-five of their neighbors and
friends, ti bountiful supper was served
and an enjoyable evening passed.
BKATRICE, Sept. 24. -Judge Kelllgar, in
district court Thursday, granted Charles
Ziehen ha In a decree- of divorce from Ger
trude Xlegenhaln. on the grounds of cru
elty. Mr. snd Mrs. J".h genhaln are well
known residt-nts of Beatrice, where they
have resides! for roany years.
WEST POINT. Sept. 24 Tomorrow the
St. Paul German Lutheran church of this
city sill celebrate the annual mlsslotie
fest of that church. This festival Is one
of gree t lnixii (Biu-e to that body and is al
ways e.barrved In West point with great
ceremony. Revs. R Norden eif Fremont, f.
Goehle ftf Pender snd J Freese of Hooper
sill preach (he several mission sermons.
BEATRICE. Keot. 21. -Miss Nettle oliien
of 11 Springs has sworn out a warrant
for the srrest of Elijah Cogar, charging
him with assault and threatening her life.
Cogar met Miss Oisen on the street nt
Hlue (-firings in company witn LAitner and
Msry Reedy, and ordered ber lo accompany
fired it off fcv or I Units
ri.KC.ANT CHOICE In
stnime'Hs -nsilc f r the
s-ll trade fir?t display of
i-ew st s from the lea. ',ig
fa' tones. usually priced
$4,Vl to ."'-
Ssle Price $268
exci.vsivi: art cases,
I'fautiful beyond inscrip
tion. Krimti renaissance,
"early Grck." "Sheraton."
"Komnn." and other classic
models, worth fully t.V'1 t
Sale Price $395
THE NEW FMAI.1, GRAND
Hikes very l'tile mors
room than an upright. W
have a large selection of
Mmd.ird ninkes, t-ome
w hlc h "e cut to
Sale Price $435
HAULED and refinlshsd in
our factory a great show
ing of low priced, depend
able bargains, all makes
and Flics, range at $12.00,
lis.tm, j:; on, ics.oo, up to 45
for a dandy.
ening her t.s well as handling her pretty
roticlily whilo trying to force her to ac
company lilm. Cogar has disappeared and
the offers have been unable to locate him.
WEST POINT. Sept. 24.-Wllllam J.
i Rry;in is billed to neak In this city Octuf
, . McK Mlip.t he democratic. g
)P11 announced to xpoak. It Is given out
thai the visit of Hryan is solclv in the In-
teiests of McKiUlp. who realizes that ha
has undertaken a big contrast In opposing
McCarthy, who Is extremely popular in
WEST POINT. Sept. 24.-The new up
town pnRMpiige-r depot of the Chicago 8t
North western line is rapidly approaching
completion. The fine weather of the past
month has ben taken advantage of bv the
contractors; who will finish the structure
In advance of the time set. Every portion
of the wrrk has been done, by local work
men, no one except the superintendent in
charge having be-en employed. .
PLATTSMOL'Tri. tv-oi. 21 At a regular
meeting of the Knights and Ladles of Se
curity the following named eifflcers wer
elected for the ensuing year: President,
Frank J. Morgan; first vice president. It.
K. Windham; second vice president. Mrs.
I .aura Thrasher: i relate. Mrs Hel. n
i Maury; corresponding seerelnry. Mrs. S'ei.
lie t-mitli; nnacial secreiary, Leiretta Clark ;
treasurer, Postm.iMer C. H. Smith; guard,
Elisabeth Wuybriglit; sentinel. Mrs. Lena
GRAND ISLAND. Sept. 24 The relatives
of the aged Carl Hann, who committed
suicide, requested an Inquest to In- held
upon his body. Just before the funeral, and
a jury was quickly sworn. vieed the re
mains and held, its Inquest later, finding
that eleath resulted from the hand of the
d creased hlmse!f In the manner already re
lated. Hann was the owner if two farms
and of some money and it Is presumed
that the Inquest was held with the view of
averting any possible legal entanglements.
GRAND ISLAND. Sept. 24,-Alfre-d N.
Baker, at present a resident of Kansns,
has filed suit In district court against the
I'nlon Pacilic for $1.'i damages, resulting
from irjuries received while a passenger on
one nf lis trains. Bilker relates In his
petition that he was about to pet hla over
coat from bis baggage in the baggage car
and when in the same the brakes were In
some mnnner so employed as to give the
car a Jerk, threiwlng him to the other end
eif the car. W. H. Thompson Is attorney
for the plaintiff.
It's a horse on you if you
'V JS IN TOWN.
, There are no horsey styles
among them all new, fresh,
up.io- date men's shoes, such
as a Horse Show Enthusiast
likes to sea his feeain.
Walk Overs... $3.5) and $4.00
A. E. Nettlcton's $3.00
Decatur Shoe Co.,
1521 Farnam St. '
Frank Wilcox, M;r.
Nilt'etcms & walk Over Shoes f"f Mrs
The Diving Children
Miss lU'Khie, 1U year: Mnxicr Tom, 1J
years; Baliy Khun. S yearn; Iiaby Min
nie, ti years; HuUy Nci'tune, 14 uioptliw;
Ruby Agim, C months.
AT TUB CABMVAL, OF COlRsB.
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