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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, " 1905.
VIOLENT ELECTRICAL STORM
WATCH FOR THE RING
Thursday will be the last day of our Removal Sale and
will be given over to closing out such goods, that we will not
move to our new building. The prices will be extremely low
half and less on same articles. We close Friday and Sat
urday. Open for business in our new building, Howard and
Sixteenth streets, Monday, September 18th.
"Te have assembled on our main floor all goods that ve Trill not move into our new
building and have marked them at about one-half regular price. Many bargains for
many people. Furniture of every description at about half Thursday only. .
CARPETS AND RUGS
A large lot of Rugs patterns that are to be dropped all sizes and kinds. Also
Carpets in short lengths enough of patterns for rooms. ' In fact, tomorrow will be a
general clean-up day and you will find many bargains.
All odd Curtains and Portieres, short lengths Upholstery Materials, etc., in
Drapery Department at tremendous reductions for Thursday.
Orchard & Wilhelm Carpet (Eo.
RECEPTION TO MRS. A. A. ADAMS
Cttlieaa of Bnperior Greet New Na
tloaal President of Womin'i
SUPERIOR, Neb., Sept. 13. (Special.)
A publlo reception was tendered to Mrs.
Abble A. Adams, the newly elected na
tional president of the Woman's Relief
corpa, )n this, her home town, last night.
The meeting was held in the Grand Army
by a past commander, but the attendance
wan general and large.
Expressions of congratulation and confi
dence were numerous, hearty and well
The national headquarters of the order
are established In Superior for this admin
istration. The "Battle' -Hymn of the Re
public" Has been designated as the hymn
of the' order. Mrs. Mary R. Morgan of
Aim 7h . Yin hMn annotated and in
stalled rational secretary.
HACNDKRS COVNTir REPCBLICAJIS
Resolutions Adopted Endorsing the
Poller of President. v
WAHOO, Neb., Sept. 13. (8peclal.) The
Faunders county republican convention
rnet In Wahoo yesterday with a bis; at
tendance. ' Rev. Palmer of Ashland, was
tnade chairman and C. H. Qustafson and
James Kudrna secretaries. Hon. E. H.
Jllnshaw addressed the convention and re
ceived hearty applause.
The following resolutions were adopted
y the convention:
We. the republicans of Saunders county,
In ct-entJfMuiirralled tlo. barby renew
our surglf&to U the prldclples of the re
publican party, and pledge our adherence
and 'loyal support to the principles of the
same as set forth in the last national plat
form. We endorse President Roosevelt as a wise
end patriotic administrator of publlo af
fairs, and commend especially his efforts
to eradicate corruption from public oflice;
and to make a position in the public ser
vice, in reality a public trust.
.We commend him for his untiring, ener
getic and successful efforts In bringing
hbout a cessation of hostilities between
two great nations.
We commend lilm for his efforts toward
a. proper regulation of the railways, and
favor the enlargement of the powers of
the Interstate Commerce commission, with
authority to regulate railway rates, and
to exercise an effective control over all
We commend the able, wise and business
like administration of Governor Mickey and
other state officials.
.We appreciate the loyal and hearty sup
port given by Congressman Hlnshaw to the
administration of President Roosevelt, and
.tils efforts to advance the best Interests
C nf nnr mi ut
s We disapprove of all unlawful combina
tions in restraint or trade, ana commend
A. iiOSPE CO.
THE PIANO STORE FOR
QUALITY and PRICE
THE ESSENTIALS THAT MAKE
FOR YOUR INTEREST IN
BUYING A PIANO
Ws stick "closer than a brother"
to quality and price. A low price
without good quality will not satis
fy your desires or needs especially
The reliability of our pianos Is unquestioned;-
the financial backing of
our. ' guaranty Is undisputed, and
It's a fact not overstated, we are in
a position to off.r you now high
piano quality at a lower price than
can be had at other times and places.
OUR SPECIAL DISCOUNTS
Make Busy Month of
used Upright Pianos
moat all good makes represented, to
clear out at nearly half value 136,
1100, 1136. JIM, tlSS up. Payments to
Our Small Payment Plan Makes
Piano Buying Easy.
A. IIOSPE CO.
1513 Douglas St
the action of Attorney General Brown In
his efforts to break up the grain trust, and
pledge our adherence to an "open market"
to every person, whether producer or con
sumer. We demand the abolition of all free rail
road pauses and other free transportation
of any kind or character In this state, ex
cept to actual and bona fine employes.
We endorse the candidacy of Dr. A. S.
Mansfehle of Saunders county, for regent
of the state university, and request that
the delegates to the state convention give
him their hearty support for said position.
The following ticket was then nominated:
For treasurer, W. J. Lehr; Judge, J. E.
Wilson; clerk. F. Pacal; sheriff, H. Ras
mussen; superintendent, B. E. Hays; reg
ister of deeds, W. T. Pickett; coroner, F. R.
Bcheel; commissioner, D. P. Turney.
Delegates to the state convention: J. J.
Posplsll, Matt Rasmussen, W. M. Patton,
N. H. Olson, Claus Peters, William Bocke
muhl. Lewis Llnebaugh, George Scott, R. J.
Fleming, Charles Anderson, A. Johnson,
Stewart Sharrar, A. Laverty. W. N. Becker
T. B. Wilson, Dr. J. D. Outtery, E. H.
Jacobson, . C. H. Slama, C. A. Wenstrand,
Joe Erlckson, James Kudrna, W. J. Har
mon, John Jeppson, N. J. Martinson.
CENTRAL. CITT, Neb., Sept. IS. (Special)
The Merrick county republican conven
tion was held here today with all town
ships fully represented. Thomas L. Dixon,
of Clarks, was nominated for treasurer;
Charles E. Llnd, for clerk; John D. Holls
ter, for sheriff; Thomas Lucas, for county
judge; Allen Richards, for superintendent;
U. S. Adams, for coroner and W. D. Ben
son for county surveyor. The only contest
over nominations was for county clerk,
being between R. M. Wolcott of Palmer,
and Charles E. LJnd of Central City. How
ard C. Thompson was chairman of the con
vention and harmony prevailed throughout.
Resolutions were adopted highly commend
ing the national, state and county republi
can administrations, especially commend
ing Attorney General Norrls Brown. The
following state delegation was selected and
went unlnstructed, vli: W. R. Morse, M.
H. Whaley, F. K. Bprague, J. C. Martin,
H. C. Thompson, R. M. Campbell, William
Karns, J. B. Templln, A. M. Smith, H. A.
Wells and W, W. Burroughs.
The county ticket Is generally considered
as being exceptionally strong throughout
and It looks much like a straight republi
can victory in this county this fall. Frank
K. Bprague, present treasurer, was made
chairman of the county central committee.
SEWARD, Neb., Sept. 18. (Special.) At
the republican county convention held at
Seward yesterday Judge Holland was nomi
nated for county Judge, Charles Hickman
for county clerk, E. 8. Newton for county
treasurer, John allien for sheriff, E. H.
Koch for county superintendent and Dr. H.
J. Wertmen of Mllford received the nomi
nation for coroner. The convention passed
resolutions endorsing the policies of the
president; also resolutions favoring the
enactment of state and national laws pro
hibiting any railways or other corporations
from transporting free the property or per
son of any publlo official. It was also re
solved that the convention commends the
aotion of the attorney general In Instituting
proceedings looking to the dissolution of
the Grain trust in this state.
News of Nebraska.
CHADRON Chadron Is having a flower
snow mis ween and it is a splendid success.
WOOD RIVER The corn is now out of
the way of frost, with very few exceptions,
and the crop is a "bumper one."
BEATRICE The members of St. Joseph's
Catholic church are planning to build a
new edifice here soon, which Is. to cost
WAYNE The fine weather of the past
week has materially aided In maturing the
corn crop, which In this vicinity promises
to surpass many past records.
BEATRICE Dr. O. W. Crafts conducted
the devotional exercises at the high school
yesterday morning, and also delivered a
very Inspiring address to the pupils.
BEATRICE Three churches and no less
than a dosen residences have been visited
by robliers here the past week. The of
ficers have obtained no clue to tjie guilty
FALLS CITT The infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. P. Sweeney of Sioux City died at
the home of Major W. H. Keeling last Mon
day morning. The funeral was held Tues
FALLS CITY-Wllllam J. Hoppe died at
his home In Falls City, aged 71 years. He
has Iwen sick for several months. Death
was due, to heart trouble. The funeral will
be held Thursday afternoon at ! o'clock.
Mr. Hoppe Is an old resident of Richardson
NEBRASKA CITY Cards have been re
ceived in this city announcing the marriage
of Mr. Eugene R Mass of Syracuse und
Miss Llllle May Howell of Chicago. The
ceremony occurred at Chicago September
(. Mr. Hans Is prominent In county poll
tics and one of the leading business men
WOOD RIVER-T. B. Swain has been ap-
rolnted city marshal In place of J. W.
'oomes, resigned, and commenced his
duties yesterday by rounding up a gang of
BEATRICE A force of men, with teams,
was put to work grading In the Burling
ton yards yesterday. It Is reported here
A 8kln of Beauty Is a Joy Ferwor.
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Crttm or Megloal Beautlfler.
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ale lrtrtioat " r aeie by oil &uiu oud Faovy
buodo OnlM la tie TJauoe Stale, Cu.4a ood Europe.
.01 T. H3f LIS, rrtt, S7 Brut iw Six In To&
that work on the new depot will be started
In a few days.
OAKLAND The Great Northern com
menced grading on their right-of-way in
this city Tuesday. The grade north of here
Is almost completed, and work south of
town Is progressing rapidly.
CHADRON At St Patrick s church. Rev.
J. Harry officiating, Jasper Lechner of
Chadron was married to Anna Leuhner of
Eau Claire, Wis. The attendants were
Peter 1-echner and Rosa Lechner.
BEATRICE Clarence Sawford was sen
tenced to twenty days In Jail today for
beating his wife and young McCalpIn and
Hndden were given twenty-five days each
for brutally assaulting Walter Kelly, a boy.
WAYNE The Nebraska Normal college
of this city began the present term with a
large attendance, and the growth of this
magnificent Institution the ensuing year
will no doubt exceed that of any year in
OAKLAND The postponed Oakland Com
mercial club picnic, scheduled for Thurs
day. September 14, has been called off,
owing to the heavy rain of last night, which
still continues this morning. Much disap
pointment Is felt that the picnic could not
WOOD RIVER It Is stated on good au
thority that the double track of the Union
Pacific from Alda to Buda will be completed
this fall. The need of it Is very apparent,
for every day the fast passenger trains
which meet here about noon are delayed
for several minutes.
BEATRICE "Deacon" Burroughs was ar
rested here today, charged with stealing a
team and buggy from R. Oltman In Bea
trice more than a year ago. Oltman now
lives In Nuckolls county. Burroughs gave
bond in the sum of 11,000 for his' appearance
In court September 20.
SUPERIOR Many strangers are on the
streets looking for locations, and farm
lands are booming In price. One man whoso
half section farm was wanted named H
per acre as his price. He Is now hedging
on terms and wishing he had named jluo.
The Improvements are superb.
OSCEOLA Another of Osceola's citizens.
Mr. John Erlckson, has Just passed to the
great beyond after a three years' UlncBS
that was called creeping paralysis. The
funeral was held from the Swedish Luth
eran church of Osceola, with Its pastor.
Rev. O. J. Johnson, officiating.
WOOD RIVER As a result of a raid of
the village marshal on a poker game ovar
a week ago In an out of the way place
several citizens of this place appeared be-
iuib justice or. tne iace Jiintin yesterday
and paid their fines without standing trial.
The fine amounted to 110 each.
BEATRICE Miss Maud North had a nar
row escape irom being killed In a runaway
accident here yesterday. The horse she
was driving ran three blocks through the
principal streets of the cltv before It was
brought to a stop. Miss North pluckily
iiem iu vim iineo unui assistance arrived.
BEATRICE Word was received here yes
terday of the death of Miss Jessia Martin.
a resident of this county, which occurred
at San Francisco. Miss Martin left for
Portland July 6 to attend the exposition
and to visit friends at San Francisco, where
she was taken sick. The remains will be
tirougnt here ror interment.
WOOD RIVER The villa schools
opened yesterday morning with the largest
enrollment In the history of the schools.
A new course of study has been adopted
by the board, which make a number of
changes In the grades. Prof. R. S. Baker
of Curtis is principal, with Miss Minnie
inmms oi mis place as assistant.
vvuuc nuin-nev. j. u. jeedom, pas
tor of the Methodist church, preached his
farewell sermon last Sunday evening and
Nebraska conference will be held. After
the conference he will tour the east and
visit In the New England states. His
daughter, Miss Jessa, accompanies him.
NEBRASKA CITY Mr. Frank Olmsted
and Miss Winifred Cochran were united In
marriage at 6 o'clock this afternoon at the
home of the bride's grandparents, Mr and
Mrs. C. S. Wade. Rev. J. W. Scott of the
Methodist church officiated. Mr. and Mr
Olmsted left for a wedding trip and wlli
return id hub cny to maae meir home,
TIT A T..T- r.... ...-l'l, . ,,
ninojiuLin jx smaii wreck oc
curred at Murray Station last night. An
engine and five cars were derailed. The
wrecucu train, wmcn was a southbound
freight, ran Into an open switch on to
elevator track. Three of the cars were
thrown across the track and the line was
blocked for twelve hours. None of the
trainmen was injurea.
OSCEOLA At the late republican rnnven.
tlon the Rev. Knox Boude, the pastor of
urn riioi x-ieu terian cnurcn. was noml
nated for county Judge. He has ut rt
dined the nomination, and among other
reasons that Is given one Is that his pro
fession Is a minister of the gosx-l; his
mission Is to build up the church, save
Bonis, ana ne aon i propose to be led away
from his mission by running for office.
FALLS CITY Mrs. Joseph, wife of .inh
Joseph, a clgarmaker in Falls city, died
here Tuesday noon from a stroke of apo
plexy. She was apparently in good health
when Mr. Joseph came home at noon and
soon after, while talking to him. she fell
over In a faint, from which she never re
covered. Coroner Reneker held an Inquest
and the Jury brought in a verdict that
ueutu was uue in a siroae or apoplexy.
rLATToMUL i n A fine barn on the
premises of John Lloyd, a farmer, residing
eight miles south of this city, was struck
by lightning early this morning and burned
to the ground. Five head of horses were
burned to death, while some harness, hay
and grain also went up In smoke. The loss
will exceed. 11, bo. partially covered hi- in
surance. Joseph Tubbs, a farmer, residing
four miles south of this city, also lost four
nurses irom ngnining.
FREMONT John Rankin, a teamster, fell
on a loau vi coal tins morning and sus
tslned Injuries which will probably resul
fatally. He was coming uo Broad ni
with a big load, and when opposite the
carriage factory on Fourth street the back
axle broke, dropping the rear end of the
wagon nearly to the pavement. Rankin
was tnrown irom nis seal to the pavement
iiiniHK nn nis iace, ana tasen up uncon
scioua ana carriea in tne hospital, ills
cheek bone was fractured, and he sustained
other serious Internal Injuries, which are
likely to result fatally.
WAYNE A large number of fanciers of
na thoroughbred stock and poultry of all
breeds will be here to present to public
view aim tor merit ana riiioon. cattle
norses, nogs ami poultry at Waynes bi
race and Hue stock exposition. finlenrti
Inducements have been offered by the as
soclatlon, comprised of twenty-nine oi
Wayne s leading business men. who have
organized to do business and do It right.
Every thing Is guaranteed, All races and
events for the thr.e days September 3u, 21
and 22 have been filled far beyond the
expectations nf the promoters, because of
the large purges offered and the guarantee
of payment thereof by Wayne s three bank
ing Institutions behind the affair. No
pumpkin show or street carnival in this.
Every convenience will h provided vis
itors. Heed's celebrated Fourth Regiment
bnnd of Sioux City will furnish music at
the grounds during the day and will give
a grand public cuucerl la lb city ch
Hunder and LightLing Accompanied bj
O.er Inch of Sain.
EFFECTS NUMEROUS, BUT NOT FATAL
Streets Were Flooded, Flertrle Wires
Impaired and Street Car Serv
ice Obstrneted for a
A violent electrical storm visited this lo
cality Tuesday night, continuing until about
9 o'clock Wednesday morning, and lame
telephone and telegraph wires, flooded
streets and crippled car service resulted.
One of the heaviest rains of the season ac
companied the storm, the total precipita
tion being 1.19 Inches from the time of the
beginning of the storm at I a. m. until 7
a. m. There were occasional dashes of ball
with the storm and a decided fall in tem
perature also was notlceatile.
Fortunately the wind was not severe, the
spectacular features being the incessant
flashes of lightning and detonations of
thunder. To a very large extent the light
ning confined Its work to the clouds, and
but one or two Instances of damage are
thus far reported from lightning in this
Immediate locality outside the city limits.
A barn up near Miller park was struck by
lightning and was burned to the ground.
Another barn located a snort distance
southwest of the city met a similar fate,
the essential damages In both cases being
confined to the destruction of the edifices
and their contents of hay. Both fires were
beyond the city fire limits and the Are de
partment did not respond to the calls.
Ha In In Torrents.
For about an hour, between t and 4
o'clock, the downpour was terrific and the
streets consequently were veritable rivers.
The country roads are In bad shape. The
rain was apparently the heaviest In the
southwest part of the city. The rain, has
been the means of suspending building op
erations where there were unprotected ex
cavations until the waters can be pumped
The rain was confined to eastern Ne
braska and western Iowa, the heaviest pre
cipitation being here at Omaha. At Clarlnda,
la., tha precipitation was .93 of an Inch,
and there was a corresponding precipitation
down as far as Ashland. Very little rain
was reported from the western part of tho
state and the storm seems to be shifting
eastward, with a prospect of the continu
ance of showery conditions In this locality
for Wednesday night and possibly Into
Light to heavy frosts are reported In the
upper Mississippi valley and upper lake
regions, with temperatures ranging from
10 to U degrees lower than Tuesday morn
ing. The storm came from tha west and north
west. The temperature here at 7 o'clock
Wednesday morning was 60.
Thoroughfares Flooded and
The rain played havoo with the trench
down Farnam street, from Sixteenth east,
where the Postal Telegraph company has
torn up tha granite blocks and substrata
to lay Its conduits. In places where the
water Is not Standing level with the surface
of the street It has washed out and caved
In the trench until Its course and width
are very Irregular.
Once more have Omaha people been re
minded that a decade and a half ago, about,
Douglas street from Twentieth to Twenty
fourth was laid with cedar blocks. Rem
nant of this provincial" paving actually
had floated with tha. current as far north
on Sixteenth as Cuming, having come down
stream through the usual channel from
Douglas to Farnam, where the grade Is ap
preciable, thence east on Farnam to Six
teenth, north on Sixteenth to Cuming,
whera the prooesslon disbanded.
A grocery store owned and operated by
Fred Sorenson at 2018 Manderson street
was struck by lightning Wednesday morn
ing. A large hole was made In the side of
the building and the telephone placed out
of service. No one was Injured.
A pile of lumber In a field at Twenty-
ninth and Gust streets was struck by
lightning and made a call for the fire de
Lightning caused a fuse to burn out at
the southwest corner of Tenth and Far
nam streets Wednesday morning and gave
the fire department another run.
STREET OARS HAVES HARD TIME
TratBo to Dundee (that Off Railroads
gaffer l ittle.
Street car traffic with Dundee was cut
off by the washing out of a brick culvert
and part of the roadway at Forty-fifth and
Dodge streets by the storm Wednesday
morning. The heavy fall of water filled
the new Saddle creek sewer almost to Its
capacity and discharging Into the creek
converted the stream Into a raging torrent.
The Dodge street culvert was too small
and a devastation followed.
Residents of Dundee coming to business
In Omaha had to walk to Forty-eighth and
Farnam streets, down Farnam to Fortieth,
where they rer.ched the cars. The street
and park departments put danger signals
at the washout and arranged to make re
pairs as quickly as possible. Hill streets
THE STORK BRINQ5 JOY
To the household but
bow about tha mother ?
Uaa she been jcjrful
during tha weeks and
months preceding the
Too many mother
find It a time o( fearful
anxiety because of tha
knowledge that they
are"notln ?ood health.1"
They have allowed
weaknesses, pains and drains to accumu
late till the health Is completely under
mined and they are "more than discour
aged," and all because they have been
misadvised by well-meaning friends or
maltreated by an Inefficient doctor.
To all such hre i the neu t Vuit their
is u remedy that will heal and not Kurt.
It was discovered forty years ago by
Dr. Pierce who searched Nature's fcibor
atnry the earth, for the remedial agents
so liberally provided therein. He took
Lady's Slipper root. Black Cohosh root.
Unicorn root. Blue Cohosh root. Golden
Hosl root, and by extracting, combining
and preserving, wlthoot the use of alco
hol, the glyceric extracts of these natural
remedies he has given to the world
Dr. Pikbck's Favorit Prescription,
which has to Its credit the' anviable and
unparalleled record of more than a half
million of cure la the last forty years.
"Only those who have given Dr. Plerce'f
Favorite Pretciipilon s trial can spprcritte
what a boon It U to suffering women. " writes
Mis Vlnna Heamore, of 3S Elm frit.. Toronto.
Oi.L "For two years I suffered lnteooely
from fetr.ale weakness until life was s burden
toiue. I bad dut renting, bearing-down pains
so 1 could scarcely bland up. Uaa hot
Dnthe, was very deatxiudeot. weak, and ut
terly wretcnen. My physician gave me trea'v
uu-iiia uui viuKHiv ourreiA. i irieQ several
remedies but obtained no relief until I be
gan to take lr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion. I hetfan immediately u Improve, and
In tour months' Umel was as well and strong
Constipation cured by Doctor Pleros's
to the knowledge we possess of what good clothes can aud ought to be can be
, productive of but one result, namely, a collection of modern clothes that will prove
highlycreditable to both maker and wearer.
PRICES EXERT A POWERFUL INFLUENCE-QUALITIES ARE AMAZINGLY ATTRACTIVE
VARIETIES ARE OF DECIDED HELPFULNESS.
Suits of Famous Makes, $10 to $40
Cravcncttcs and Overcoats, $10 to $60
all over the city were badly damaged by
the rain, which, Street Commissioner Hum-
mell says, was decidedly the heaviest of
the year. In the south part of town many
large fills In the streets 'and roads were
washed out, but no serious damage to prl-
ate property was reported up to noon.
Many cellars were flooded near Twenty
ninth and Shirley streets, where the old
Jones street sewer again proved Inade
quate to take off the storm water. Under
the Sixteenth street viaduct the city's
forty-foot pile driver, with many hundred
pounds of Iron on It, was picked tip and
floated around like a chip In a tub. Archi
tect I,atenser complained to the street de
partment that the blocking of the alley
by the New York Li (a building people had
caused a Urge amount of water to be sent
Into the deep excavations made for the
new Brandels department store.
A sewer under construction on Charles
street near Thirty-second was badly caved
City Electrician Michaelsen said the light
ning had done small damage to wires of
various kinds, so far as he had received
Rnilway service was but slightly affected
on account of the storm. Rock Island
trains Nos. 41 and ? were a few hours late.
while Union Pacific trains Nos. 12 and 4
were belated about the same time,, but In
the main the trains were not far behind
the schedule time.
ELECTRIC WIRES SVFFER MTCII
Telephone and Telearraph Compnnlea
Have Their Trouble.
The Nebraska Telephone company re
ports that over 1,300 telephones In Omaha
were out of service Wednesday morning on
account of the storm. As fast as work
men could do the work the telepnones
were placed In service.
The chief trouble experienced by tne tele
phone company was the striking of the
cables by the lightning and the grounding
of wires In residences. At Twenty-fourth
and K streets, South Omaha, a telephone
cable carrying 400 wires was struck by
lightning and the lead covering or the
cable burned off. New lightning arresters
are being placed In as fast as possible by
the telephone company. Manager Lane re
ports the storm the worst of the year
from a telephonic standpoint.
Manager Umstead of the W estern union
Telegraph company reported some trouble
with the telegraph wires, particularly witn
the big 100-wlre lead to Council Bluffs,
thirty wires of which were placed out of
service for some time. These wires went
to various points east ofr the Missouri
river. The Western Union service was not
seriously crippled, although Manager Um
stead believes the storm of Tuesday night
the worst electrical storm Omaha nas naa
for several years. A number of the West
ern Union poles were struck by lightning.
This company has a full force of men out
placing new lightning arresters where the
old ones were burned out.
The Postal company sustained out sugnt
Inconvenience, reported Manager Fuller,
who says his business was not interfered
"Just the ordinary trouble In casea of se-
vere electrical storms." said Manager
Holdrege or tne omana jMectric lyigni ana
Power company with reference to the ef
fects of the storm on the service of the
The Electric Light and Power company
had a number of fuses burned out and had
a line down In North Omaha, but the
needed repairs were promptly made.
Several of the cars of the street car
company were placed out of service, but
aside from this the storm had no effect on
the street car service.
LIGHTX1XO IS BISY AT KEARNEY
Starta Several Fires Which Destroy
KEARNEY, Neb., Sept. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Kearney was visited by a bad
storm this morning which resulted in some
damage to houses and property. Lightning
struck the flagstaff on the city hall and
running down the same knocked consider
able of the slate off the roof. A large stack
of alfalfa belonging to Charles Lancaster
was Ignited by lightning and completely
consumed. Lightning also struck the resi
dence of F. B. Dill. It ran down the chim
ney and severely shocked Mr. Dill and a
young woman who was present, rendering
them unconscious for a short time. The
barn of August Eichmeler, near Rlverdale,
Was struck, set on fire and completely con
sumed. Mr. Eichmeler had Just removed
to another place and there was nothing In
the barn. The home of Harry Inghram at
Pool Siding was struck and damaged to
the amount nf 10. The plastering was
knocked from the celling of all the rooms
but none of the occupants was seriously
FREMONT. Neb., Sept. 13.-(Speclal.)
Two Inches of rain fell here this morning.
The streets were flooded and the ditches
and gutters taxed to their full capacity.
The Sioux City A Western grade to tha
south of the city was considerably washed.
All the creeks In tha bottoms are running
LIN WOOD. Neb., Sept. 11. (Special.
tout two tnohss of water fU here tblq
CORRECT DRESS FOR MEN AND BOYS.
GREAT MASS OF FOREMOST STYLES
THAT WILL BE WORN BY MEN THIS FALL
The best products of those tailors who are conscious
of the dress tendency of the age and who have ex
hausted every effort to develop and dignify their prod
uct. Such care and such discrimination, in addition
Worthy Hat Fashions
'As in clothes, so in hats, we purchase
only from those makers whose lines are
foremost and who recognize the import
ance of down-to-date styles of faultless
manufacture Derby s, Soft Hats, Fedoras
in many shades
J. B. Stetson Hats at $3.50 to $5.00.
morning, accompanied by heavy thunder
and lightning, which ' did some damage,
killing a cow belonging to Father Walla
and breaking all the window lights In the
west end of John Hladky's house. The
rain puts the ground In fine condition for
plowing and sowing winter wheat.
SCHUYLER, Neb.. Sept. 13. (Special Tel
egram.) A heavy rain and electrical storm
struck here early this morning. The rain
gauge at the Burlington registered 4.8
Inches this noon. The streets In town wore
flooded and the creeks are bank-full. Con
siderable damage was done to newly
stacked hay, especially on the bottom
lands. Several trees In town were struck
by lightning, but so far no buildings are
YOCfla GIRL TRIES TO KILL SELF
Despondent Because Family Falls to
Meet Her Ideals.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 13. (Special Tele
gramsDespondent because her 10-year-old
sister would not comb her hair, and angry
with her mother because she was ashamed
of them, Edith White, the 12-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. White,
attempted suicide yesterday by drinking
carbolic acid. The Whites came to Denver
two weeks ago from Lincoln, Neb. Soon
after they arrived the father took a posi
tion as a day laborer and the mother a
position at the Colorado laundry.
Edith said that they were no good. Yes
terday the little sister, Mary, started off
to school with tangly hair, and Edith
severely criticised her. In a few min
utes Edith returned with a bottle of car
bolic acid and said that she was going to
kill herself. Just as she was pulling the
cork a woman entered the room. Edith ran
down Into the street. The woman started
after her. Everytlme the child would get
a few yards In front of the woman she
would try to drink the contents. Finally
she fell and the bottle was wrenched from
Traveling; Men Organise.
CHADRON, Neb., Sept. 13. (Special.)
The traveling men making Chadron head
quarters have organized a lodge called
Black Hills council No. 306, United Com
mercial Travelers. There were seventeen
charter members, but there are about
twenty-frve Intending to Join who are now
eligible. Grand Counsellor Otto Tappert of
Norfolk and Grand Warden Louts E. May
of Fremont were present. Officers elected
were as follows: Senior counsellor, R. D.
Hoober; Junior counsellor, P. H. Patterson;
post counsellor, C. D. Nesblt; secretary, J.
A. Peterson; conductor, W. H. Dexter;
page, W. B. McQueen; sentinel, R, B. Hall;
executive committee, W. C. Cavln, C. W.
Glazier, L. C. Booth and Charles Zoellner.
Democrats at Writ Point.
WEST. POINT, Neb., Sept. 13.-(Speclal.)-The
Cuming county democratic convention
was held In Beemer this afternoon, with a
large attendance. The nominations for
county offices were as follows: For Judge,
Iuls Dewald; for sheriff, William Mal
chow. 1r for treasurer. Fred Thletle! for
clerk, Joseph F. Kaup; for surveyor, G. A.
I Heller; for superintend
I structlon. Prof. J .A. St
for superintendent of publlo In-
The principal contests were on the offices
of sheriff and treasurer, for which there
were many aspirants. Four of the nominees
are tha present Incumbents.
Location of Town in Donbt.
FREMONT, Neb.. Sept. 13.-(Speclal.V-
The location of the new town of Estlna Is
still In the air. Vice President HIM of the
Great Northern Is expected here soon and
will decide where the town will be. Estlna,
It Is conceded, is the place where the line
to Omaha leaves the Ashland line and Is
likely to be a place of some importance. It
is possible that neither of the rival sites
will win out and that the railroad company
pert i n g
Having Just returned from the east,
after making selections from the choicest
materials and designs afforded by the
markets of the world, Mr. V. P. Chlodo
Invites your attendance at his parlors,
214-216 South 18th street, September
13th to Kith, to Inspect the most ex
quisite collection of silks, woolens, trim,
ralnga and laces. Including much that 1
bis own exclusive Importation. lie will
bare an exhibit of tailored suits, even
ing -gowns, and Illustrating the newest
Ideas In style and highest art la work
wilt purchase and lay out the entire town
site. Two banks have already been Incor
porated and will etart up as soon as the
town Is located.
TRIES TO EXTERMINATE FAMILY
Drlnlt-Craaed Man Asaaalta Wife and
BEATRICE, Neb., Sept. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Crased from drink Harm Huls, s
German, living about two miles north of
town, knocked his wife down with a club
today and dragged her about the yard by
the hair of the head. He then attempted to
kill his five children. The older ones
escaped, but he struck his IR-months-old
child over the head. Injuring it seriously.
Two men happened to be passing the Hull
place when the crazed man was engaged
In his brutal work and prevented him from
making a further attack upon his family.
Huls hitched up his team and drove to
town, where he was arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Moore and lodged in Jnll. A com
plaint wilt be filed against him tomorrow.
Treshyterlan Conference at Shelton.
8H ELTON, Neb.. Sept. 13.-(Speelal. Tha
semi-annual meeting of the Kearney dis
trict Presbyterian conference met here yss
terday for a; two days' business session.
Forty representatives from the various
churches In the district are In attendance.
The afternoon session was devoted to ad
dresses on church work by the various
ministers. In the evening the retiring mod
erator, Rev. George Longstaff, preached
the sermon, after which Rev. R. A. House
man was chosen moderator for the ensuing
North Nebraska, Conference.
ALBION, Neb., Sept. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Preliminary to the meeting of the
Methodist Episcopal conference that con
venes here today Bishop Hamilton of San
Francisco delivered a lecture at the tent
last evening on the subject, "People of
Quality of Boston Whom I Hav Known."
The address Is spoken of as one of tha
strongest ever delivered. Quite a numbef
of ministers are already here and It Is eg-
pected the attendance will be not less than
200 by night.
Farmer Killed by Fall.
NORFOLK. Neb., Sept. 13. (Special.)
While stacking hay at bis farm, three mllea
southwest of Magnet, Neb., yesterday
afternoon, Andrew Brumqulst, a farmer, 40
years old, slipped from the top of the
stacker, turned a somesault In the air as
he fell, struck on the top of his head and
broke his neck. Death was Instantaneous.
Brumqulst had a family.
Saloon at Bee Robbed.
SEWARD, Neb.. Sept. 13. (Special.) A
saloon operated by a man named, Yerber at
Bee, Seward county, was entered by bur
glars, the safe combination worked and $0
taken. Malone's bloodhounds were brought
down from Lincoln to aid In detecting the
EXTRACT Or BEEF
Every sdnnced phyilclsn sdmlts
tha value of concentrated food pro
ducts In convalescent or Impaired
digestion. LIEBIG Comfanv'S
Extract Is byfar tha beat of these.
Excellent for the Sick and s good
thing tar th wel
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