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THE OMAHA DAILY BEK: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, lPOfi.
NO CLEMENCY FOR O'HEARN
GoTernor Indicate! He Will Not Interfere
with Verdict of the Jury.
POLLARD COMING TO SURVEY FENCES
Intimation rnnirnilonil Convention
Mar Be Called to Meet F.lther In
Mar or June Before State
iFroni !i Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 19. (Special.) An ap
peal to Governor Mickey 1n the ense of Jay
o'Heurn, condemned to hang for the mur
der of the DmaliK saloon keeper, will fall
In all probability upon deaf earn. Gov
ernor Mickey is strictly opponent to execu
tive interference with the verdict of a
court or Jury where the. evidence Id con
clusive of guilt. Thin morning he reiterated
his oft-repeated Idea of audi matter.
"Where the evidence shows conclusively
the defendant is utility of murder I be
lieve It, l the duty of the governor to re
fuse to Interfere with the verdict of the
Jury. Such interference nerves to weaken
man's reaped for the law and breeds
crime. There are a lot of people who
imagine they are religious who always try
to aavo n munlcrer from being hanged,
when a a matter of fact they should be
the flret to stand for the strict enforcement
of the law. Maudlin sympathy Is a bad
t lilnat and should he discouraged.
"I am opposed to delay In enforcing the
Mdlet of a Jury by technicalities which
are nu often resorted to by attorneys in
order to save time and to create sympathy
for the defendant. Delays In the carrying
out of the orders of a cnurt breeds con
tempt for the law and the court. Thc only
way to treat murderers .and robbers Is to
enforce the law against them, and if the
'line Is punishable by death, Hnd a Jury
decrees the death penalty, the officers
should carry out tho decisions of the Jury
wllh us little delay as possible. Such a
courxe would prevent hiolis and would pre
vent many murders and holdups."
Pollard I.ooklnar After Fences.
Congressman Pollard Is expected to re
turn to his home district within a short
time to look after his candidacy for the
republican nomination to succeed himself.
This news mas received In Lincoln today
and It is taken to mean the congressional
committee will shortly be called together
to name the date and select a place for the
congressional convention. Inasmuch as
Pollard's' friends constitute a majority of
the committee It Is presumed he will have
considerable weight In deciding the date of
the convention, and further that it will be
early. It la understood some of .the friends
of the congressman have suggested a con
vention either In June or the latter part of
May, before the stato convention.
Lincoln Men Ho to Cuba.
C. J. Gucnzel. A. W. Field and L. C. Burr
will leave tomorrow for a visit to Cuba, in
which place they will remain from two to
seven weeks. The parly will return by way
of Washington and New York. While the
men are taking the trip as a mcariH) of
recreation, they wil) keep their eyes open
for business openings' and Investments.
Wilson Commends Plan.
James Wilson, secretary of agrlcuturc,
lias written a letter to State Superintend
ent Mcllrlen highly commending him for
hid efforts to Secure the teaching of agri
culture in the normal schools so the gradu
ates may be prepared to teach this branch
of education in the various schools of the
country. Mr. Wilson's letter follows:
I have your letter of March t, with regard
to preparing teachers in the common schools
to. Iimotiuce the elements of agricultural
sclene. I congratulate- you on sending mc
the Ih st outline of work along that line
that has ever come to my attention. You
comprehend the position exactly. We must
Instruct the teachers of the high school
along these lines, and as most of tho
students who attend the common schools in
Nebraska will devote their lives to working
in the fields, it is 11 noble thought that they
should be prepared to give Instruction that
will turn the attention of pupils to their
lite work. We will take the matter up here
earnestly' and give you our opinion at the
earliest possible date.
The letter from Mr. ' McBrien, which
brought forth the above statement from the
secretary of agriculture, was as follows:
' A new school law in Nebraska provides
for recognition by this department, of high
Schools in the state which maintain ap
proved normal courses that provide at
feast the minimum professional training re
quired for county teachers' certificates. A
committee has been appointed to outline a
normal course of study for such high
clionls. A sub-committee Is preparing an
(ut line for the work in agriculture. For
the published statements of a number
of coffee Importers and roasters Indicate
a "waspy" feeling toward us, for daring
to say that coffee Is harmful to a percent
age of the people.
' A frank public discussion of the sub
ject Is quite .agreeable to us and can cer
tainly do no harm; on the contrary when
all the facta on both sides of any question
are ! spread before the people they can
thereupon decide and act Intelligently.
Give the people plain facts and they
will take care of themselves.
We demand facts In this coffee discus
sion and propose to see that the facts are
brought clearly before the. people.
A number of coffee Importers and
roasters have Joined a movement to boom
coffee and stop the use of Postum Food
Coffee and In their newspaper statements
undertake to deceive by false assertion.
Their first Is that coffee is not harmful.
Wa assert that one In every three coffee
users has some form of incipient or chronic
disease; realize for one moment what a
terrible menace to a nation of civilised
people, when one kind of beverage cripples
the energies and health of one-third of
the people who use It.
We make the assertion advisedly and
suggest thst the reader secure his own
proof by personal Inquiry among coffee
Ask your .coffee drinking friends If
they keep free from any sort of aches
and ails. You will be startled at the per
centage and will very naturally seek to
place the cause ol disorder on something
aside from coffee, whether food. Inherited
tendencies or komelhimf else.
Go deeper in your search fur tacts.
If your friend admits occasional neural
gia, rheumatism, heart weakness, stomach
or bowel trouble, kidney complaint, wean
eyes, or approaching nervous proslallon
induce him or ber to make the experi
ment of leaving off coffee for 10 days and
using ' Posium Food Coffee, and observe
I lie result. It will startle you and give
four friend something to think of. Of
course. If the person Is one of the weak
ones and says ". can't quit" you will
bate discovered one of the slaves of the
coffee Importer. Treat such kindly, for
lUc Sveot absolutely powerless to stop
GENERAL THAYER'S EIGHTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY.
On January 21, 14. General Thayer parsed
his eighty-fifth birthday at his home east
of Lincoln. A staff correspondent of The
Bca visited him on that occasion, and mrote
the following story', which is reproduced as
Indicating how the gallant old statesman
and soldier entered the shadows of his clos
"No. It did not occur to me until 9 or 9:30
this morning that I was 85 years old today."
remarked the general to a correspondent
for The Bee, who. had called on him. "I
thought of It yesterday, but did not when I
first awoke this morning."
One of the first settlers of the state and
Its metropolis, a leading factor in re
pressing Indian ravages, a distinguished
officer In the war of the rebellion, the first
I'nlted States senator from Nebraska, twice
Its governor and the honored occupant of
various official positions leading up to those
which crowned his eventful career. John M.
Thayer occupies -a place In the history of
Nebraska and In the affections of Its people
which no other man ever did or ever can
One would almost forget, though. In the
benign presence of this old man that he
had done so much of enduring benefit for
posterity forget only because of the bene
factor's Innate and unaffected modesty.
"Why," he laughingly said In that sweet
sincerity of the soul which comes to one of
his kind In the evening of life, "1 am pro
foundly honored to know that any one of
my fellow cltiiens has thought of me on my
And in childish Innocence he added:
"Horn- came you to think of it?"
Like most men who have rounded out and
retired, from the activities of a busy,
eventful career and come, with the burden
of great deeds resting upon them, triumph
antly to face the golden sunset of life.
General Thayer Is reminiscent In mood.
But he also Is progressive still. He will
talk of the dear old past, but he loves to
converse of the present and future. As
vividly as though It waa yesterday, he re
called what people cherish as the greatest
deed of his great life the organizing and
leading to the front of the First Nebraska
volunteers at the outbreak of the civil war.
He will tell Interesting things which oc
curred during his term as United States
senator, or governor, or even as territorial
governor of Wyoming, member of the Ne
braska legislature, pioneer or Indian fighter
all this he recalls mlnut,ely, mentioning
dates and speaking names as though the
events had Just transpired and he was in
the full vigor snd bloom of young man
hood. Just standing upon the threshold of
his life. Instead of Just completing It.
the guidance of this committee we should
be pleased to be favored with your opinion
on the following named points:
1. The, nature and the scope of the work
that should be given.
2. The minimum required as to (a) hours
of study and recitation; (b) experimental
or laboratory work. ,
3. Apparatus required. '
This course of study Is to be arranged
for high schools which maintain a four
yenrR' high school ,oou!e.
Royal Ilia-blander Appeal.
The Royal Highlanders today appealed tt)o
case from Hamilton county, wherein 't
was held legal to assess the reserve fund.
The court advanced the case for hearing
at the next sitting.
GATHRIGHT CHANGES HIS STORY
Sow Say Ho Waa InwIllInK Par
tlrlpant In Holdup.
FREMONT, Neb., March 19. (Special.)
Clarence Gathrlght, one of the three ar
rested for the murder of Conductor Flury,
who is now In the county Jail, tells a. some
what different story of the mXirder than
he gave to the South Omaha officials, his
Intention evidently being to try and get
off with a life sentence. Ho now asserts
that he met Clark and Wain In South
Omaha only a short time before the three
started In holding up the saloons and that
they held him up. "I didn't have no gun,"
he said, "and told them that I didn't want
to get Into any trouble. One of them then
gave me the gun I had that night. It
wasn't any good and would not work. I
couldn't have shot It oft If I had tried to,"
The rest of his story about getting the
masks and hoods and the trips to the sa
loons and out to the Y and what after
wards happened Is the same as he told
the South Omaha officers. He Insists that
he waa forced Into the whole affair against
his will and that he went with the pair
because he was afraid to do otherwise.
the gradual but sure destruction of body
Nature has a way of destroying a part
of the people to make room for the
stronger. It Is the old law of "the sur
vival of the fittest" at work, and the
victims are many.
We repeat the assertion that coffee
does harm many people, not all, but an
army largo enough ta appul the investi
gator and searcher for facts.
The next prevarication of the coffee
importers and roasters Is their statement
that Postum Food Coffee Is made of
roasted peas, beans or corn, and mixed
with a low grade of coffee and that it
contains no nourishment.
We have previously offered to wager
HuO.ttiO with them that their statements
are ubsolutely false.
They have not accepted our wager and
tliev will not.
We will gladly make a present of
fi'i it mi to any roaster or Importer of
old fashioned coffee who will accept ttmt
rYee Inspection ot our factories and
methods Is made by thousands of people
each month and the coffee Importers
themselves ura cordially Invited. Both
I'ostum and Grape-Nuts are absolutely
pure and made exactly as stated.
The formula of Postum and the an
alysis made by one of the foremost
chemists of Boston has been printed on
every package for many years and is ab
Now as to the food value of Postum.
It contains the part of the wheat berry
which carry the elemental salts such as
lime. Iron, potash, silica, etc., etc., used
by the life forces to rebuild the cellular
tissue, and this Is particularly true of the
phosphate of potash, also found In Grape
Nuts, which combines in the human budy
wlth albumen and this combination, to
gether with water, rebuilds the worn out
gray matter In the delicate nerve centres
all over the body, and throughout the
brain and solar plexus.
Ordinary coffee stimulates in an un
natural way, but with many people It
slowly and surely destroys and d.i not
rebuild this gray substance so vitally Im
portant to the well-being of every hum in
These are eternal facts, proven. Well
authenticated and knowu to every prop
erly educated physician, chemist and food
Please remember we never say ordinary
toffee hurts everyone.
"When President Lincoln Issued his first
call for Surt.OfO troops to defend the nation
against slavery, then a young man already
trained In Indian warfare. 1 wrote to Sec
retary of War Simon Cameron and asked
that one of the first regiments be assigned
to Nebraska, that as Nebraska had 28,fO
population It be allowed to form a regi
ment to send to the front. My request
was granted." said the general, his face
flushed with the proud thought, "and we
went to the front."
It would be useless to recall the dis
tinguished servic s General Thayer ren
dered his country during those four years.
But he loves to recall at least one event of
"It Is brought back to my mind Just at .
this time," he said, with pathos In his
voice, "because of the press reports 1 have
read iff the approaching death of my dear
old friend and comrade, General Lew Wal
lace, lie and 1 were together at Shlloh
under General Grant. History records that
General Wallace made a mistake In giving
a certain order there. 1 never thought so.
But Wallace was suspended for a while,
and it was a crushing blow to his friends
and admirers, who thought he was right."
Then, moving over the chasm of years
Intervening, General Thayer, with molst
etied eyes and unsteady vo'ce, recaled this
"When I w in the United States senate
General Wallace made s. request of me that
1 secure for him the honors of congress
and one day he, led me over to the desk
of Senator Morton of Indiana and we
talked over the matter. I wanted to do It.
1 loved Wallace. I honored his distin
guished services as a soldier and officer
and I bellved It was nocnlng but Just
that congress should do him this honor.
But I did not offer the resolution. I did
not. chiefly out of consideration for my
old friend and comrade. 1 feared It would
serve to reopen the unpleasant discussion
Incident to the misfortune arising from his
action at Shlloh. The resolution never
was offered. But. oh, how I have wished
I had done it. How many, many times
have I wished I might be a senator again
nnd I would do this for my old friend. I
tell you I would. In the last few days,
since reading that General Wallace la near
death's door, this thing hus been con
stantly on my mind and I have thought
how glad I'd be If, before he goes and
before I am called hence, t might go to
him and tell him how sorry I am that I
did not do this and how gladly I would do
It If I were a Renator today."
General Thayer lives a quiet, simple life,
as he says. He ha made his home for
years with Mr. and Mrs. Lamb and they
He Is kept closely confined In his cell away
from the other prisoners and seems t
realize that his chance of a long life Is
PREACHER. IS FATALLY BIH!SF.
Rev. II. K. Matter of Cralsc Attempts
to Start a, Fire with Gasoline.
CRAIG. Neb.. March 19. (Special Tele
gram.) Rev. II. E. Motter, pastor of tho
Christian church at this place, was fatally
burned this morning. He attempted to
start a fire with gasoline, pouring the ex
plosive fluid out of a five-gallon can. The
force of the explosion blew hint clear across
the room, setting his clothing on fire and
practically wrecking the house, which was
Bet on fire, and his little child, sleeping In
an adjoining room, was saved by being
taken out through the window. Mr. Motter
was rescued from the building, but was so
badly burned that no hopes are entertained
of his recovery.
OXE OK CHARIVARI PARTY SHOT
Muscles of Arm Between Elbow snd
LOUP CITY, Neb.. March 19. (Special
Telegram.) While a charivari party was
making life burdensome for a newly mar
ried couple named Johnson, early Sunady
morning, about seven miles west of Loup
City, Felix Kowelewoskl was Bhot In the
arm with a shotgun at close range, the
muscles between the elbow and shoulder
being badly torn. While the wound Is se
rious, no danger to his life Is apprehended.
Farmer Found Dead In Bed.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Oliver Baker, a farmer re
siding six miles south of this city, was
found dead In his bed this morning. Coro
ner Karstens was notified and will hold
Some people use It regularly and seem
strong enough to withstand its attacks,
but there is misery 'and disease In store
for the man . or woman who persists in
It use when nature protests, by heart
weakness, stomach and bowel troubles,
kidney disease, weak eyes, or general
nervous prostration. Tho remedy la ob
vious. The drug caffeine, contained In
all ordinary coffee, must be discontinued
absolutely or the disease will continue in
spite of any medicine and will grow
It Is easy to leave off the old fashioned
coffee by adopting Postum Food Coffee,
for In It one rinds a pleasing hot break
fast or dinner beverage that has the deep
seal brown color, changing to a rich
golden brown when good cream is added.
When boiled long enough (IS minutes)
the flavor Is nut that of rank Rio coffee,
but very like the milder, smooth and high
grade Java, but entirely lucking the drug
effect ot ordinary coffee.
Anyone suffering from disorders set up
by coffee drinking (and there Is an ex
tensive variety) can absolutely depend
upon some measure of relief by quitting
coffee and using Postuin Food Coffee.
If the disease has not become too
strongly rooted, one can with good reason
expect It to disappear entirely in a rea
sonable time after the active cause ot the
trouble is removed and the cellular tis
sue has time to naturally rebuild with the
elements furnished by Postum and good
It's only Just plain old common sense.
Now, with the exact facta before the
reader, he or she can decide the wisa
course, looking to health and the power
to do things. '
If you have any doubt as to the cause
of any ache or ail you may have, remem
ber the far reaching telegrams of a hurt
nervous system travel fron heel to head,
and It may be well worth your while to
make the experiment of leaving off coffee
entirely for 10 days and using Postuin In
You will probably gather some good soll.l
facts, worth more than a gold mine, for
health can make gold and Blckuess lose
It. Besides there's all the fun, for It's
like a contnuoua Internal frolic to be pe--fectly
There's a reason, tor
Tostum Cereal Co., Ltd, Pat tie Creek, Mich.
are devoted In their attention to him. He
arises at ": and generally retires at :S0
or 1 at night. His time Is spent aeadlng.
chiefly. He reads two dully papers and
some other matter. He keeps Informed on
current events, but objects to the glare and
glamor with which the yellow press pre
sents Its news to the people. He wants
everything as condensed and simply writ,
ten as possible.
"I have been Interested In keeping up
with the situation In Russia." snld the
general. "I cannot , help but believe that
the present crisis In Russia at St. Peters
burg" may lead to the overthrow of the
ruling powers and what will follow that,
whether a reign of anarchy and lawless
ness, I cannot tell. At any rate It seem
to me It will mean tlie termination of the
WRr In the far east, leaving Japan the
master of the orient. 1 nnt convinced
the course of the eiar or his advisers bs
been unwise. They could and should have
averted the crisis. I regret to see Russia
In such a dilemma, for ever since Russia
aided our nation In the time of Its great
trouble T have felt a debt of gratitude for
the czar' kingdom and even In Its present
trials, though I think It has not acted
altogether right. I sympathize with It."
General Thayer say he still enjoy good
health. He attributes his longevity to tem
"I never engnped In dissipation," he says,
"nnd even now am very cautions and reg
ular In my mode of living. I know I shall
have to go soon, but -I enjoy life, and while
ready when the summons comes, I am not
brooding over the thought at all."
The general, being short of stature and
thick-set. with a round face covered with
gray beard and n head still covered with
hair, docs not really look, so far as actual
appearances go, like 85 years old. Ho Is a
delightful conversationalist, with his un
fathomable fund of knowledge. His voice
Is fairly strong, his grasp upon event good
and his diction superb.
The old gentleman enjoys friendships.
"One of the very first men I met when I
came out here from Boston In ISM." said
he, "was Dr. George L. Miller of Omaha.
We met at Council Bluffs and have been
staunch friends ever since. . We helped lay
out and build Omaha, where he still lives
and where I lived until some years ago. I
wish you woifld tell the good doctor that I
am going to call on him In the spring. If
I live. We have Been Nebraska grow from
an empty prairie to a great commonwealth,
filled with prosperity, and I want to talk
over with him once more the events of the
an Inquest tomorrow to determine the
cause of death. Baker was about 4n years
old. Mrs. Ada J. Baker, wife of the de
ceased, filed a suit in the district court
last Saturday asking $10,000 damages from
H. F. Schaden, whom she alleges sold her
husband Intoxicating liquors until he be
came an habitual drunkard.
EXPLODING SHELLS GIVE ALARM
Farm House Near Grand Island De
stroyed by Fire.
GRAND ISLAND." Neb., March 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The farm home of Jacob
Pahl was completely destroyed by fire yes
terday. The flames evidently originated on
the second floor front a emmney, as the
first knowledge of anything wrong the
family had was the discharge of some gun
shells upstairs. When' Mr. Fnhl rushed up
he found the whole room aflarne.
Part of the household goods on the first
floor only were saved. Mrs. Pahl was con
signed to her bed with sickness and had
to be removed to the 'Bam for shelter and
thence to neighbors. The house was a
new one. The loss is about 12,000; Insur
New Church for Fremont.
FREMONT. Neb., March 19. (Special.)
The Presbyterian church has decided to
erect a new building this season to cost
$20,000. A good portion of the money has
already been subscribed and work will be
begun this spring. It will be built on the
site of the old church. The present build
ing is in need of repair and Is not large
enough to accommodate the congregation.
New Postmaster at Beatrice.-
BEATRICE. Neb.. March 19. (Special
Telegram.) W. H. Edgar today turned over
the postofflce to Captain A. H. Hollings
worth, the new postmaster, who received
his commission this morning.
News of Nebraska.
COOK A. A. Robertson will soon com
mence the erection of a nice ten-room
house on his property in East Cook.
BEATRICE! Farmers In the vicinity of
Rockford are talking of organizing a com
pany for the purpose of prospecting for
coal and oil.
WEST POINT Another heavy snow
visited this entire section yesterday. Snow
fell all day Sunday, but without any atmo
COOK James 1. Davis, who for the past
ten years has run a Jewelry store in this
place, will leave next week for Lincoln,
where he will put In a Jewelry stock.
HUMBOLDT The citizens' caucus of
Dawson has named as candidates for trus
tees at the coming village election: M. V.
Riley, William Albright und De Loss Gra
ham. WEST, POINT News has been received
In the cliy of the death of Mrs. Philip
Becker, nee Wortman, a native of this
county, which occurred at Randolph yes
terday. CRETE The funeral of Jamie Dawes,
Ron of Chester Dawes of this place, was
held yesterday. Mr. Dawes died in Omaha
March lt, a here he held a responsible posi
tion In the employ of the B. & M.
BEATRICE Flank Salts has been har
vesting Ice about six Inches in thickness
from his artificial lake near this city the
past few days. He will continue the wurl:
as long as the weather Is favorable.
BEATRICE Dawsons & McKeevers held
a sale of thoroughbred Poland-China hogt
here Saturday, forty-four head were sold
at good prices, some of tiie animals bring
ing as high as $M). The sale was largely ut
tended. WEST POINT Prof August Steinkrause
ot Tucoma, Wash., has been engaged as
principal of the German Lutheran pa
rochial schools at West Point, taking the
place of Prof. Rudolph Peters, wno has
moved to Cleveland, O.
WEST POINT-It D. KelUy, a news
paper man of Fremont, has purchased a
printing outrll and will commence the pub
lication ot a newspaper at I'ehling, the
new town on the Gieat Northern exten
sion, southwest of West Point.
BEATRICE Dr. Gilbert Robertson, a Vet
erinarian of this city, reports that a large
number uf horses in this county are afflicted
with the distemper. He has alsiul ntty
cases at the present time and says that
few horses have died from the disease.
BEATRICE In adjourning court to next
Wednesday Judge Ketligar set a large
number of civil cases for trial and Issued
an order to the effect that when he linds
there is no business ready tor trial to
the Jury the Jury will be discharged for the
YORK The oldekt inhabitant of York
does not rememlier of any March ever hav
ing so much snow and the nice part is that
tiie snow M not accompanied by wind and
ail Ilea on the level. This Dlankel of snow
mtans a great deal to the fanners of York
LEIGH The Moriny weather still con
tinues and this morning is atuut the most
disagreeable day of the season. There, has
not been a day during I lie month of March
that snow has not fallen. There is now
about eight Inches or. the ground and the
thermometer stood 5 degiees taiuw zero
NKLIGII The citizens caucus tonight
nominated J. C. Jenkins for mayor; J. M.
Mac Alllnler. clerk; W. B. l-anilcrt. treas
urer; Robert Wilson, Iolice Judge: William
Staple, city engineer; ". L. Wattles, coun
cilman First ward: George H. Romlg, coun
cilman Second ward. The high licence
CRETE A ureck on the B. M. three
miles east of Crete resulted In the sus
pension of traffic for aeveial hours. Owing
to the sbpperluess ot the rails twenty cars
cf a special freight train were derailed
and some of them overturned. There was
no loss of life and the loss of property was
NORFVLK Herman Rranilehurg and
Ausrust Marquardt two young farmers,
were both injured more or less severely In
a runaway accident at 1 a. m. Their car-rlnn-e
was overturned and they were
drairned over the munli roads. Marquardt
sustained a gash in the forehead so deep
that the skull Imnes were visible. Hrande
bora; was merely badly bruised.
HUMBOLDT The most largely attended
municipal caucus In recent years took place
st the new city hall last night, when the
anti-license forces placed their ticket In
the field, as follows: Mayor. W. J. Bean;
coiincllnien. First word, E. S. Cope; Sec
ond ward. N. C. Campbell; treasurer. A.
A. Tanmr; cleik. Art Smith; police Judae,
A. W. Thompson; engineer, Al Hales.
AINSWOKTH on St. Patrick' day
Alnsworth celebrated In fine shape. At t
p. m. In the Alnsworth bouse hall there
was a wrestling match between John Hoke
and Rlnker Runolfson for the champion
ship of Brown county. The match was
best two in Jhree, ontch-ns-catch-can.
Hoke was the winner. The hall was tilled
with spectators at ir cents admittance.
WEST It)INT-The forty-sixth anniver
sary of the inarrlnRe of Mrs John D. Ne
liRh, one of the oldest of t lie early West
Pointers, was celebrated last week at the
tamlly home by a birce number of rela
tives and friends. Mrs. Nellgh. together
with her late husbnnd. occupied the home
stead upon which the present city of West
Point now stands, in the early iwts. and has
resided In the some house ever since.
CtiOK There was considerable excite
ment In the Osage- community, north of
Cook, recently. A dog showing slpns of
hydrophobia made Its appearance in that
neighborhood and bit several dogs .before
k could be killed. The dog also Jumped
into a hog pen and bit off tho ears of
several hogs. The dogs which were bitten
nre being ioscly watched, but no siisns of
hydrophobia have been noticed so far.
AINS WORTH Saturday night the two
parties, license and no license, held ther
meeting as follows: No license In Gerlng's
hall and nominated T. J. Murphy and Ben
Fast for coiincllmen and appointed a cam
paign committee of five and voted $ for
campaign purposes. The high license ticket
was nominated In Warrick a hall, as fol
lows: Will Hanua and Roy Atkinson, all
good hien, and the (lav was wound up by
a grand ball at the Auditorium.
NORFOLK Northern Nebraska is cov
ered with a pretty thick robo of snow
which has fallen during fie imst two days.
The storm was quite severe In the extreme
northern portion last nli.iit, ami in the
Rosebud country of South Dnkota. The
temperature is low and as a result of the
drop In the mercury, rivers are frozen over
in many pluses. At Niobrara, the Missouri
has frozen completely over so that people
run cross on the Ice. The Niobrara river
is . also covered.
BEATRICE Beatrice council No. 79,
United Commercial Travelers, elected these
officers at their annual meeting: F. K.
Morrison, past senior counsellor: C. G.
Eakln. past counsellor;, E. E. Abbott, senior
counsellor; C. 8. Bradley, Junior coun
sellor; Frank D. Owen, conductor; J. E.
Wallen. page; Arthur Tart, sentinel; F. E.
Morrison, J. A. Dohner and C R. Hlte,
executive commlttei F. E. Morrison Is n
delegate and C. O. Eakln an alternate to
the grand council to be held In lincoln in
WEST POINT Ordinances have lieen
passed by the city council vacating certain
portion of the streets of West Point. In
one case the streets vacated will form part
of the high sr-hool grounds and will lie
used' for recreation purposes, a very much
needed improvement. In the other ease the
vacated portions of the streets will become
a part of the grounds of the contemplated
home for the ard. the erection of which
will be commenced this spring. Both of
these matters are valuable public improve
ments. HUMBOLDT The golden wedding anni
versary of Jacob G. Heim and wife, a well
known Richardson county couple, was
celebrated by the gathering of a largo
crowd of relatives at their homo several
miles east of this place. This puir came to
Nebraska in 1x74, both being natives of
Pennsylvania, and have made their homo
here continuously since. They are the
parents of eleven children, seven of whom
reside in this section, and also possess
twenty-seven grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. The guests at this im
portant event spent the day in recount
ing early experiences and feasting, at the
same lime leaving several useful and hand
GENERAL THAYER IS DEAD
(Continued from First Page.)
night, but was notified to take charge of
the body tomorrow.
John M. Thayer, Jr., is expected to reach
the city from Alton, 111., at i o'clock in
the morning, but It is, not known at whnt
time Dana Thayer will get here, as he had
to travel forty miles in a stage before get
ting to a railroad. He lives at Meeker,
John Milton Thayer was born nt Belling
ham, Mass., January 24, 1XJ, of good old
colonial stock, both his grandfathers hav
ing held commissions in Washington' army.
He waa the youngest son of Captain Ellas
and Ruth (Staples) Thayer, and, with eight
older brothers and sisters, was farm-bred.
He entered Brown college In September,
1S37. On graduating in li41 he entered the
law office of the Hon. Isaac Davis of
Worcester, of the class of 122, and for
forty years a member of the corporation,
and on finishing his law studies he spent
some years in Washington as a practitioner
In land claims, pensions and the like.
Meantime he had formed the partnership
ot his life. During his second year in col
lege he had taken three months off to
teach a rural school in What was then
Beekonk, and thus met his fate in the
person of Miss Mary Torrey Allen, whose
father. Rev. John Allen, was pastor of a
church In the neighborhood. They were
married two years after young Thayer's
graduation to . walk together happily
through his whole public life, until he
brought her back In broken health to look
once more on the dear familiar elms anil
breathe her last breath In the old home at
Belllngham. Of six children borp to them,
two sons, John M. Thayer, Jr., and Dana
Thayer, alone survive, y
fumes to Nebraska.
Mr. Thayer removed to Nebraska In 1SS4
the same year that saw his classmate,
Friexe, take up his life-work in Michigan;
and though at once admitted to the Ne
braska bar, It was with no Intent to prac
tice. Rather his heart waa set on the call
ing to which he was born, and with a world
of virgin soil about him, where to choose, he
promptly set his stakes and went to farm
ing. But the sword was more In demand than
the plowshare Just then and there; und
the first territorial legislature 11864, lsii)
made young Thayer brigadier general In
command of the forces levied against the
redklns, who were as usual on the war
path. For the following six years he hud
rnougli to do in protecting the scattered
pioneers and keeping the Indians within
bounds a task that feqjlred all his cour
age and diplomacy. Twice at least he had
to deal with a general outbreak, and once
with less than J") men he rounded up the.
whole , Pawnee nation 5,0at) strong, in
cluding .t) fighting men when they
had raided the Elkhorn valley and left
behind them 'one wide swath of destruc
tion.' It was on this expedition that young
Thuyer first found use for that decision of
character that has marked his career. .
Guard for m Governor.
At the end of two das' march he wus
overtaken by the governor with a demijohn
of whiskey in his traveling ambulance-u
class of baggage much affected by the gen
tlemen whom Pierce and Buchanan used
to tend out to govern the territories. Now,
governor was already mellow and get
ting more so, and Thayer foresaw trouble
if In that state he should assert his au
thority as ex-olliciu commander-in-chief
Accordingly, he emptied the demijohn and
put tiie governor under guard till he should
Sober off. - But, watching his chance, the
governor got the ear of Thayer's second
in command and gave Ills first mllitary
order: "Colonel," quoth the gallant gov
ernor, "you will take seventy-five men and
proceed to Columbus and bring four le;s
of flour and twenty barrels ot whiskey!"
When this older was reported to the oung
Mr. B. C. Oblinger, a noted inventor of Independence, Mo., has
been cured of pneumonia three times by his judicious use of
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. Duffy's also warded off a threat
ened attack of consumption.
MR. B. C. OBLINGER
makes digestion perfect and enables you to act from the food you "' thn nourish
ment it contains It is Invaluable for overworked men. delicate women and sickly
children. It strengthens and sustains the
system. Is a promoter Of good health and
longevity, makes the old young and keeps
the young strong. Duffy's Is the only
whiskey that has been rerngnlxed as a
medicine. This is a guarantee.
IIKWAHK of ilnnarerou Imitation
and anhatllnte. I nscrnpnlous deal
ers, mindful of the excellence of this
preparation, will try to aell you rhmu
imitation and malt whiskey anhstl
tnte, whlrh are pnt nn the market
for profit only, nnd are positively
harmful. Look for the trade-mark,
the "Old Chemist." on the label and
he certain the seal over the rork I
unbroken. All drnastlat and arrneer.
or direct. I.K a bottle. Medical
booklet free. IHifiy Malt Whiskey
Co., Rorheater, . V.
brigadier, that officer simply said: "Colonel,
you will take no orders from any one, but
myself." .Then he placed the governor in
hi ambulance between two trusty soldiers
and resumed his midnight marrh upon
the enemy' trail. So the redklns were
rounded up and reconcent rated for good
and all It wa the last Pawnee outbreak:
and the general was never court-martialed
for putting the commander-in-chief under
In the Civil War.
At this Juncture the civil war came on,
nnd the young Indian fighter found a
larger field for his talents an experience,
t'nder Abraham Lincoln's first call for 3oft.
000 men, he raised a full regiment, l.floO
strong. In the new territory whose total
population was barely 28,oon; and of this
First Regiment of Nebraska Volunteers
he was commissioner colonel. Reporting
with his regiment to General Fremont,
then commanding at St. Louis, he. was ut
once sent to re-lnforce Grant who, with
three regiments, was holding Pilot Knob,
then threatened by Hardee, at the head of
7,000 Confederates. From his first meeting
with Grant, whom he found simply clad
and smoking a clay pipe In his farm house
headquarters, they were warm frlonds.
For two years Thayer served under Grant's
Immediate command and he was among the
first to recognize the real greatness of
the man. Their close relations were re
newed when the one waa In the White
House and the other In the senate, and
were broken only by the great commander's
Win Ills Star.
For gallant services at Fort Donelson
and Shlloh, Thayer was made a brigadier
general, and later brevet ted major general;
he led a storming column against the
Vicksburg bluffs at Chlckusaw Bayou, In
Sherman's expedition up tho Yazoo; had
his horse shot from under him at the taking
of Arkansas post; and served through the
siege of Vicksburg under Grant. After
Vicksburg, he was transferred to the De
partment of Arkansas and presently as
signed to the command of the District and
Army of the Frontier; successfully de
fended Fort Smith, and commanded a di
vision in the battle of Jenkins Ferry.
General Thayer was a good soldier, and
he knew well enough what the war meant;
Indeed, he anticipated the emancipation
proclamation. "In the winter of 1861, while,
still a colonel, I received an order from
a general officer to have my camp searched
for a runaway slave and to return him
If found to his master who brought the
order. There was an Issue for me. I
said to the slave-hunter: 'You shall not
take this man back to bondage, and I
give you five minutes to get outside my
lines.' He did not hesitate about going. I kept
the slave at headquarters that night, and
.next morning I loaded him with supplies
and sent him rejoicing on his way to free
dom." And that was not the first nor the
last time he took the bull by t,he horns.
After the War.
At the close of the war he returned to
Nebruska and became a member in" the
lirst constitutional convention In 1M66. He
took a leading part In securing the admis
sion of the new state, and was chosen one
of Its first senators in congress. In this
high office he served four years MWT-Tll.
On the Square
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HovaUi7 Uxu 4 vm m 6w 7 I
Lock ctreJuUr .
AllcocKs Plaster and take no other.
The choicest and purest gums arc
used in this remarkable external remedy
CORN PLASTERS. I
For Relief and Cure
Oiva Immodiata Maiiaf.
Mr. Oblinger has used Duffy's
for over 25 years, and says he
could not get along without it.
This intellectual gentleman
writes as follows:
1 XPKl'KN PENCE. Mo.. Pec. 1C, 1.
I really don't know what I would do if I
could not get Duffy' Pure Mull Whlskev.
I commenced using It about twenty-five
vears ago, and have been Inking a few bot
tles every winter since. Duffy s cured ins
of pneumonia three times and warded off
consumption, with which I was at one tlmo
threatened. Now 1 have an expansion of
over live Inches In the lungs, and never
feel uneasy while 1 can have access to your
wonderful medicine. 1 am always dolmt
everything I can to relieve others of their
suffering bv recommending Duffy's Pii'W
Malt Whiskey. H. C. OBLINGER. Inventor,
Duffy's Pure '
Is nn absolutely pure, gentle and Invigor
ating stimulant and Ionic, builds up the
nerve tissues, tones up the heart, give
power to the brain, strength and elasticity
to the muscles nnd richness to the blood. It
bring into ncttnn all the vital forces, it
Including tho stormy session of Andrew
Johnson' impeachment and the earlier
port of Grant's first term. After leaving
tho senuto ho" W-as appointed by his old
commander to be governor of Wyoming
territory, and held that office sonio four
years (1X75-9). In" 1SS he was elected gov
ernor of Nebraska, and in 1S88 was re
elected, and. although not a candidate at
the following election, he liepame. In fact,
tho first and only third-term governor In
the history of the state. It came about in
this wise: James B. Boyd, who car
ried tho stale in 1890, was not only a demo
crat, but a born Irishman. He hnd come to
Nebraska an a minor with his father, and
neither of them hnd ever taken out natural
ization papers, though the son had always
been an active politician and was at tho
time mayor of Omaha. . ,
Leaves Uovernor'a Chair.
Governor Thayer declined to turn over
the office to him, and claimed to be gov
ernor de facto and do Jure until a succes
sor should be elected and duly qualified.
The issue was tried on a writ of ouster
before the state supreme court, and the
governor's contenton waa sustained, but,
on appeal to th federal supreme court,
that tribunal, by a majority of one, re
versed the declsldrt and treated Mr. Boyd
some of the Justices claiming that the en
abling act made all residents citizens of
tho new state, while Chief Justice Fuller
held that Boyd was de facto a citizen, in
asmuch as ho hud been voting and occa
sionally holding office ever since the admis
sion of the sfate into the union. In ac
cordance with this decision Governor
Thayer turned the office over to Mr. Boyd
shortly before the expiration of his un
sought third term, in 1892,
Sterling Silver Frenzer, 10th and Dodge.
WALSH HEARING GOES OVER
Inability of Attorneys to Be Present
Causes Postponement of Pre
CHICAGO. March 19.-The preliminary
hearing of John R. Walsh, who was ar
rested some time ago on charges connected
with the failure of the Chicago National
bank: of this city, was today continued to
March 27. The postponement was made at
the request of the attorneys for Mr. Walsl
and the attorneys for the government
offered no objection.
Inability of one of the attorneys for Mr.
Walsh to be present was the reason given
for the postponement. v
A Miraculous Kseape
from bleeding to death, had A.' Plnske,
Nashotah, Wis., who healed . his wound
with Bucklen's Arnica Salva. ' 25c. For
sale by Sherman & McConnell Drug; Co. ;
French Miners Demonstrative.
LENS, Department of the Pas de Calais,
France, March 19. Many detachments of
troops, including artillery and dragoons,
have arrived here In oider to be ready
for any eventuality which may arlBe as a
result of the miners' strike. About 46,000
men are now on strike and are parading
the towns, carrying red flags. Several
minor collisions have taken place.
i and only genuine
Be not deceived
tation. See that
you always get
of Corns and Bunions.
Afford Abs'luta Comfort,
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