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THE OMAHA DATTjY BEE: RATUTJDAT, .TtTXE 3". 1906.
Special Showing of
Some slightly damaged,
but most of them absolutely
untouched, and in perfect
Absolutely undamaged by
.water. Special showing Sat
urday at about one-fourth
cost price. Slightly dam
aged hats at 75 , per cent to
95 per cent less than regular.
Saturday our entire stock
of ribbons undamaged and
slightly damaged, will be on
; sale AT HALF.
Every kind, 'every, width.
Omaha's Greatest Grocery Dept.
Omaha's Greatest Grocery Department Is again ready to supply your
every need at tbelr usual low prices. An entirely New Stock of Groceries
now replaces thooe which were in any way damaged by water. Not one
particle of food that has In the least been damaged will be offered for
sale. Canned Goods on which wrappers have been wet are offered at
great redaction from regular prices.
THAW PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Hi Attorneys Reserve Rieht to Chan
Flea Before Tuesday. (
LIN: OF. DEFENSE NOT DETERMINED
Manr Indication that It Will Be
Emotional insanity Anthony
Comstock Brought Into
NEW YORK. June 29. "Not guilty." was
the plea personally made by Harry K.
Thaw, when arraigned today on the charge
of having murdered Stanford White, before
Justice rowing In the supreme court. So
prompt whs the prisoner's response to the
miul question by the court clerk that hie
counsel, who expected to reply for him.
were for a moment startled. Then they
immediately Interpoeed an amendment of
the pica, aaklng the permission of the court
to withdraw It at any time up tar next
Tuesday. This permission was granted and
the prisoner was led away and taken bark
to his cell in the tombs. These proceedings
lasted but a few minutes, during which the
prisoner appeared to be cool and collected.
Defense of Emotional insanity.
The action of Thaw's counsel In re
questing leave to amend the plea of not
guilty has been taken as a possible in
dication that the Anal line of defense has
not been fully determined on. although It
Is atill considered probable that a plea of
temporary Insanity will be offered.
That every effort will be made to secure
the admission of evidence bearing on the,
past life of Stanford White and upon his
alleged pursuit of Mrs. Thaw after her
marriage is certain.
. Announcement that the defense will make
''emotional Insanity" the basis for Its fight
for the release of Thaw set at rest the
speculation on this point today. Justi
fiable homicide and the straight plea of
.Insanity had been suggested as a line of
defense, but Thaw himself made the In
sanity, move Impossible by his refusal to
consider It and by decllplg to allow alien
ists to ouestion hlhi.
It will not be claimed that the young
man Is Insane now. Such a plea would
mean a sentence to the asylum for crim
inal Insane at Matteawan.
This new line means a trial and If the
plea of "emotional Insanity" Is Justified
Thaw, will be a free man. The defense, It
has also been announced, plans to brli.g
out the whole story or White's life, of his
relations with Evelyn Nesblt before she
married Thaw and of his subsequent Ac
tions' which, the defense claims, annoyed
Mrs. Thaw and goaded the husband on to
Jereme Mar Handle Cats.
District Attorney Jerome, who is on a
vacation, left Cape Breton yesterday for
"Sw Tork. The arraignment of Thaw to
day in the court of special sessions Is
simply for the purpose of receiving the
prisoner's plea of "not guilty." snd Mr.
Jerome's return. It li expected, will hurry
the actual trial. It is suggested today that
; the district attorney may personally con
duct the prosecution.
' Mrs. Thaw will be a witness for her hus
band at the trial. She has declared her
willlngneea to tell all aha knows. She fully
realise that In doing so she will eubltct
herself to, s searching cross-examination
That Thaw bought a revolver to kill White
or that the killing waa premeditated will
The defense Is prepared to prove that
Thaw had been accustomed, for more than
two years, to carry a revolver. About two
years ago, according to toe testimony In
their poeneaaton. Thaw was attacked by
thugs and since then he has carried a
weax. Toast s aetwo La telephoning A a
Many new and specially
attractive offerings in
Saturday s sale. Yon
cannot afford t o miss
MOTHER DAY OF UNPRECEDENTED BARGAIN GIVING
Never before in the history of the West have such values been offered to the buy
ing public. Never before have the people of Omaha and vicinity shown such buying
enthusiasm. And no wonder. Although hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of
goods were more or less damaged, in MOST CASES the damage was but SLIGHT.
Generally throughout our entire stock.
PRICES SHOW A DISCOUNT OF FROM 50 TO 90.
Everyday the interest increases, every day vast crowds of delighted customers surge through our isles anxious
to secure their share of the splendid bargain offerings. Our hasty opening after the adjustment made the prepara
tion of all goods for the early part of this sale an impossibility. So great was our stock that only a few lines can be
displayed at one time. However, all stocks will be brought forward as rapidly as possible and will greatly add to the
bargain interest. '
EVERY DOLLAR'S WORTH OF STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OF
Wet or dry, damaged and undamaged, all must go and all are offered at prices sure to effect quick removal. Four'
floors of the new building are now in use, giving us considerably over 35,000 square feet of extra floor space. An
army of extra sales people are here to wait upon you and every effort possible to see that you are properly v waited
upon will be used. ,
SCORES OF NEW BARGAINS SATURDAY
In all cases as good and in some cases even better than those offered Friday. Come
early prepared to supply all your wants. '
thony Comstock yesterday aroused much
Interest. Mr. Comstock, In an Interview, Is
quoted as saying that he Is willing to ap
pear for the defense If called upon and
give evidence as to White's conduct.
Anthony Comstock Talks.
"About s year' and a half ago," said Mr.
Comstock, "Thaw come to me and com
plained about White's actions. After his
marriage he came to me many times. He
saw me again about two weeks before the
"As to Thaw's purpose In furnishing me
with this evidence against White, I lirmly
believe It waa prompted by the purest mo
tives. I do not mean that Thaw thought
White should be murdered, but that he
should be taken out of the community by
legal process and put In prison. Thaw
seemed to have an twful weight upon his
heart when he visited me, but I was um
able to fathom it and he' never volun
teered any Information on the subject.
"On the strength of his Information, and
from thst received in anonymous letters
which corroborated Thaw's statements, 1
endeavored to get at the truth with a view
to securing a -onvlctlnn if possible. But
when It came to preparing a case against
White many difficulties confronted me. I
had no substantial evidence to offer In a
legal action which would make a convic
"My ill success in not bringing White to
Justice seemed to distress Thaw."
The strain of yesterday's procedlngs e
rlously affected Mrs. Thaw. She had
hardly reached her apartments when she
fainted and It was necessary to call a
physician to revive her.
Thaw's Prison Experience.
Thaw has " had several unpleasant ex
periences with prison discipline during his
confinement In the Tombs, but his keepers
say that on each occasion he has met
them gracefully. He had considerable
difficulty In getting to sleep last night be
cause of the Intense heat in his cell, and
about midnight called a keeper and asked
permission to walk In the corridors. "I'm
used to night air. you know, and this Is
pretty hard on me," said the prisoner In
making the request.
"I'm sorry, but the regulations forbid
prisoners leaving their cells during the
night," replied the keeper.
"Then I guess I don't walk," commented
Thsw, as he returned to his cot.
An hour later he told the prison keeper
he was hungry and asked for a lunch,
but again the prlaon regulations were
called to his attention.
. "Then I don't eat either." said Thaw
with a smile, and a few minutes lster he
was sound asleep. He wss up early this
morning, and by the time the gong sounded
at 7 o'clock was ready for the morning
exercise In the corridor.
Talking to one of the keepers about the
exercise he got In prison, he said It was
hardly enough for him. as he had been
In the habit of swinging Indian clubs
every morning when he first got up. He
asked If It would not be possible for ar
rangements to be made for him to have
either a pair of clubs or dumbbells brought
to him, so that he could get more exer
cise. "Not on this tier," was the keeper's
diplomatic way of Informing Thaw that
prisoners charged with murder sre not al
lowed to have, weapons of sny kind or
anything else with which they might pos
sibly do themselves or others sn Injury
Thaw Talks Freely.
While watting for the opening of court
Thaw sat near an open window In the
Bridge of Sighs, which connects the prison
with the criminal court building. He talked
freely with newspaper men and others dur
ing his brief May, but declined to say any
thing whatever concerning Ma case. He
appeared to be In good physical condition
and aaid that he slept fairly well last night.
"How da you Bnd the beds?'' Thaw was
"Welt,' as replied. "Ue e uut just
Our Entire Stock of Shoes at About Hal! Regular Prices. N i
Special Showing oi Lamps in Crockery Dept. at 50 to 65 Per Cent Discount
run 7 wfrn3
what I've been used to, but I guess I will
g-l accustomed to them,"
Thaw was taken into Justice Cowing,'
court, where he waa to plead to the murder
charge, behind three other prisoners, one
of whom was a negro charged with larceny.
He was dressed In the' same gray suit he
wore yesterday, with a white shirt and
collar and a black bow tie. His appearance
was very little different from that of yes
terday except that he waa slightly paler.
He stood with his back to an open window
at the north end of the court room and
chatted to a court officer while' the other
prisoners were being arraigned. When his
case was called Thaw stepped briskly to
the barrier inside of which his counsel, ex
Judge Olcott and T. J. McManus, were sit
ting at a table with Assistant District At
torney Qarvan and Nott.
Pleads 5ot Gnllty.
When Clerk Tenny read the charge of
murder in the first degree for the killing of
Stanford White he asked Thaw what he
had to say In regard to the Indictment and
the prisoner answered distinctly, "not
His counsel Immediately Interposed an
amendment to the plea, asking of the
court leave to withdraw the plea any time
up to next Tuesday. This was granted, and
a moment later the prisoner was taken
from the barrier and re-entered the prison.
Thaw was remarkably cool and collected
during his visit to the court room and
prior to that ordeal, when he .it for a
time In the Bridge of Sighs. He was
under the watchful eyes of several police
men and prison keepers, but apparently
he was unaware of their continuous
scrutiny of his every movement. His face
was pallid, but his ees were bright and
every glance lie took at the passing to and
fro of the prisoners showed that he waa
keenly alert and more than Interested In
the surroundings. The only carelessness In
the prisoner's makeup that was noticeable
was the fact that his hair wss ruffled as if
It had not been combed for over a week.
Mrs. Thaw, according to the prisoner's
lawyers, had not been down town during
the forenoon, but she was expected to call
upon her husband, as well aa his legal ad
visers some time later in the day.
According to the Globe today Investiga
tion has brought to light the fact that
Stanford White, who was supposed to be
wealthy, had been living beyond his Income
and was heavily In debt, owing $300,000 to
one young member of a prominent family
and as much to other persons. In addition
to this the Globe says White had drawn so
heavily from the architectural firm of which
he waa a member that he had been notified
he could draw no more, but would be al
lotted a weekly sum, which was not to be
At the conclusion of the court proceedings
Assistant District Attorney Nctt was ap
proached by a friend, who asked: "What
Is there In this case?''
"It Is simply a question," said Mr. Nott.
"of whether New York has got down to the
level of a mining camp or whether a man
has got some chance for his life here."
Thaw'a attorneys ''already have decjded
upon their defense. It is said that they
will endeavor to show thst Thaw was In a
state of emotional Insanity at the time of
the shooting. They will go aa far as they
are allowed Into the past Ufa of Stanford
White and will endeavor to show that he
sought Mrs. Thaw after her marriage.
Witnesses Before Attorney.
The examination of witnesses In John Doe
proceedings st the district attorney's office
was continued today. Among the witnesses
called was Thomas MrCaleb, a California!!
who was with the Thaws at the dinner
party at the Cafe Martin a few hours be
fore the tragedy. Truxton Beale, who was
a member of the White dinner party at the
cafe also was . summoned. In. addition to
these persons subpoenaes have been issued
for a larae number of friends of the prim-
pels In the murder and spectators of the
etcuta vu MuitUay night. Ail of the persons
THE RELIABLE. STORE.
will be questioned In the course of the
preparation of the prosecution's case.
At the conclusion of McCaleb's testimony
Mr. Garvin said when the witness had
made a very complete statement covering
all that he had observed both during the
dinner and later at the roof garden where
White was shot. Mr. Garvin said that it
was McCaleb who accompanied Mrs. Thaw
from the garden after the tragedy and es
corted her to the home of one of her
Mrs. Thaw . narrowly escaped becoming
one of the central figures In another trag
edy while on her , way downtown to make
her usual call upon her husband's attor
neys today. She was coming down Broad
way In a rapidly moving automobile, when
a man ran directly in front of the vchMa
at a street .crossing. By throwing on th
brakes and reversing the power the
chauffeur brought the machine to a stop
within a few Inches of where the man
stood, apparently transfixed with fear. The
sudden stopping of the machine threw Mrs.
Thsw forward and almost Into the street.
She gave a cry of fright, but soon re
gained her composure when It wss seen
thst no one had been hurt. Mrs. Thaw's
consultation with her husband's attorneys
consumed several hours.
Defense Finds Witness.
Thaw'a. lawyers today found a witness
whose testimony they believe will provide
a vital link in the defense. This witness
is the man who was In conversation with
Thaw on the top of Madison Square
Garden only a few seconds before the
shooting. For the present the name of
this man is withheld. He will, it is said,
testify that he had known Harry Thaw
for years and that when he met him on
the roof garden Monday night he stopped
to talk with him. Thaw's manner and
lsnguage were entirely natural and nor
mal, he says, and the young man seemed
entire!;- at ease.
Suddenly, according to the story. Thaw
turned pale, his eyes bulged and abruptly
ending the conversation, he turned and
walked through the audience to where
White was sitting. Thsw's counsel place
the highest Importance upon this piece of
evidence. By It they hope to convince the
Jury that Thaw was not searching for
White to kill him and that he and his
wife did not go to the roof garden with,
the hope of finding the architect there and
that Thaw'a desire to slay -His enemy did
not flame up until his glance, by pure ac
cident, fell upon White. They slso think
It will aid them In building up the theory
of emotional Insanity.
It waa stated today that after Thaw had
pleaded not guilty before Judge Cowing to
the Indictment which the grand Jury re
turned yesterday charging htm with the
murder In the first degree, that although
the defense stood ready to go to trial at
the earliest possible moment there was lit
tle prospect of calling the case before Oc
tober. It Is ssid that as a result of the
long conference between Mrs. Thaw and
her husband's attorneys today Former
Governor Black will take an active part In
Thaw'a defense. I'p to the present time
the active work In the case haa been per
formed by other members of Mr. Black's
firm, under the guidance of Former Judge
Spend the Rammer at Cherokee Park,
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Splendid fishing grounds. magnificent
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, Prlaon Mutineer Released.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. June A .Wil
liam Worth, leader of the mutiny at the
federal penitentiary here June 1. l&'.d. when
several prisoners were killed, was released
today. lie s rearrested at the prison
gate and started for Fort Madison. la., to
serve a seven ears' sentence for safe blow
lug at Keua.uk.
A World of Bargains
Await You Saturday.
Just as great and in
many cases better than
those previously offered.
DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Week Marks Olose of Host Suoceufu
Fiscal Tear in Nation's History.
SPIRIT OF 0P1IMISM IS GENERAL
Faetorlea Book Large Ordera and
Labor Tronblea Are Fewer
Big Increaae In Railway
NEW YORK, June 29.-R. O. Dun Co.'s
weekly review of trade tomorow will say:
Today closes the most successful fiscal
year in the nation's history thui far and
optimism Is so general throughout the
commercial world that the next twelve
month period promises to carry the high
water mark still higher. With few excep
tions the crops are making good progress
and the new year will start witn more busi
ness on the books of manufacturing con
cerns and greater enterprises and under
takings in contemplation than on any pre
vious July 1. Scarcely any labor struggles
of Importance exlnt and there Is no In
flation of securities through speculative
operations with borrowed money. These
are some of the reasons for some con
fidence In the future. The trade report for
the week Indicates a ao";!: disposition
to curtail wholesale business, but even this
summer Influence Is less disquieting -than
usual. More new scales have been signed
by which wages will be Increased and the
pending dispute at textile mills promises
amlcuble settlement. Railway earnings in
three weeks of June were 10.8 per cent
larger than In 19o6. and disbursements
lor Interest and dividends at this center
next month are estimated at $140,000,000.
which Is about $a,lO.v00 larger than a year
ago. One of the adverse reports of the
week Is the delay to rebuilding Ban Fran
cisco by the Moil price of labor and the
tardiness of some insurance settlements.
Foreign commerce st this port for the last
week shows gains of 13.7,2.441 In Imports
and tl.24D.146 in exports as compared with
last year's. '
Primary markets for textile fabrics are
still held back by uncertainty regarding the
stability of prices in the cotton goods di
vision. Another cause of Indifference among buy
ers Is the semi-annual Inventory which will
be taken before provision Is made for July
trade. Exports to South American and
other miscellaneous shipments only par
tially offset the utter lack of contracts
from China, which is the least satisfactory
Failures this week were M7 in the l"nlted
States against 2) last year and 27 In Can
ada compared with in a year ago.
BRADSTREETS REVIEW OF TRADE
Volasae of Bnslneea tho Greatest In j
NEW YORK. June 29. Bradstreefs to-n-drrow
A week of comparative quiet In whole
sale trade, but of Improved retail distn
bi tlon. favored by warmer weather closes
a half year period, the like of which for
activity and volume of liuslness done hss
probably never before been equalled. Bank
clearings, foreign trade leturns. railway
earnings, statistics of Iron production,
railway building snd all available mess
tiles of trsde snd Industrial volume
to confirm this view despite numerous
disturbing elements, such as congressional
di bates on rate bill, dlstinied money mar
ket conditions, insursiu-e legislation, tho
Han Francisco Are and the coal strikes,
which tended perhsph to modify what
might otherwise nave oeen superaounonui
activity. I-ooklng to the future, the pros
pects certainlv suffer lltrle by comparison
nlth the garnered results of the past six
months. The crop situation as a wholo
is good. In fact excellent, and will com
psre favorably with any similar period In
the country's history. Basing their oper
ationa upon these underlying conditions
dealers have bought liberally In anticipa
tion. 6sles for next fall, winter or sprln-.
as the rase may e. are of full, in man .
lines, record volume. Prices show r
.iiahla strencth. considering the lr-
cressed productive elements brought Into
plsy and tne nro-veroiai enrcc vi man
prices on consumption.
Unnev la fnirlv easv. though differences
of opinion exist as to whether ilie large
needs of next season csn be met without
a more or less severe pmch In rates That
is significant of the general activity In
tiade that political discussion, usuaur
mirked at tl.ts season of the year, la cor,-
spiruoua by its Infrequency. not to say ab
sence. At the moment retail trade, sideJ
Biggtrihan ersr. Will sirs yes
Broilers or Springs, each ....80c
Pork Loins, per lb ......... lOe.
Spare Ribs, per lb .5Hc
Veal Roast, per' lb It c
by warmer weather and June clearaneo
salea Is active but wholesale and Jobbing
display the usual seasonal dullness which,
however, Is not so marked as preceding
years: moreover fall orders In very-many
lines are heavy, being In excess of the
corresponding period a year ago, and the
outlook favors a burst of buying after the
passing of the July holidays. Industry ,s
active, the Iron and steel lines particu
larly so, but many plants will be forced
to close for repairs the coming week; yet
the shut downs will be shorter than usual.
Railway earnings are heavy. The labor
situation continues to Improve. Building
maintains remarkably active pace.
Ruslness failures in the United States
for' the week ending June 28, number
146. against 17S last week, 1 In the like
week of 190B, 204 in 1904, 12 In 1903 and
138 In 1902. In Canada failures for the
week number 22, as sgainat 19 last week
and 311 In this week s year ago. Wheat. In
cluding flour exports from the I '"'
Ptstes and Canada for the week ending
June 111, are 1,662.665 bushels agaliHi
1.780,(108 bushels last week. 76(1.641 bushels
this week last yesr. 1.1 27.885 bushels In
1904 and 2.966.682 bushels In 1903. From
Julv 1. 1905. to date the exports are 134.
036. 028 bushels sgainst 62.433,787 bushels
lsst vear. 133.372,044 bushels In 1904 and
223.361.376 bushels In 1903.
Corn exports for the week sre 870,237
bushels against 662,967 bushels last week,
1.26H.X64 bushels a year ago, 636,087
bushels In 1904 snd 1,420,17: bushels In
REPORT OF THE CLEARING HOTSE
Transar'lons of the Aasoclated Banks
for tho Week.
NEW YORK, June 29. The following
table, compiled by Bradstreet, shows the
bank clearings at the principal cities for
the week ended June 28, with the percent
age of increase snd decrease as compared
with the corresponding week last year:
1 5.304. 647 1 .
6.222, 0 I
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a red eruption appears on the body, the
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bee-ins to come out. gianas in me nee
,. hreest. back, etc..-and
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diseased from head to foot. Mercury and potash do not cure Contagious
Blood Poison ; they shut the disease up in the system and remove the out
ward symptoms for awhile, but when the treatment is left off the troubl.
returns. Then the system being: weakened from the action of these strong;
i. ti.. miVe mnre nnid beadwav than before S S. S. is the
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antidote for Contagious Blood Poison.
taffious Blood foison Decauae n is
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bv eoine down into the blood ana removing- every vestige - "i
is free from all minerals, and while purifying the blood it builds up the entire S.
system by its fine tonic effects. S. S. S- destroys every particle of the poison I
Aa L, .11 rfane-er of transmitting it to others, fi. S. S. cures Con-
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Instructions for self treatment and any medical advice iree.
JUZ SWIFT SPCCinO COt ATLANTA CJU
At 66 2-3 per cent to 73
percent discount from reg
Special ShoMng of
New lots brought for
ward for Saturday's selling!.
Special Showing of
At 50 per cent to 75 per cent
discount from regular
prices. - v"
Stock of Meats.
more fftan srcr. Nott fnese prlcti.
Veal Stew, per lb
Rib Boil Beef, per lb.' 5Kc
Shoulder Roast, per lb 7c
Pot Roast, per lb 7c
Salt Lake City
. g.iWI.OMI 81.6 ;
2.121 ,5M 30.2
1,0k.72O, ...... 34.1
1.251.100 5.4 '
1. 391.3021 7.7
l.one.393 ; 7.1
1, 284.1911 20. 2
1. 200.8281 4.8
1,078.837 ! 74.4
1,044.1221 35. a
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Fargo. N. D
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Green sburg. Pa
Ploux Falls, S. D..
South Bend, Indt...
Totals. T". S.
Outside N. Y. City".-. I
St. John, N.
Victoria, B. C,
Not Included In totals because containing
other Itema than clearings.
Balances paid in cash.
Not Included In totals; comparisons In.
iou Blood Poison is a araall sore or
more firmly entrenched in the blood
mouth and throat ulcerate, the hair
Bnr1 crmin swell, coooer-colored Spots
snagiom wC., wHr-.-vv,w.
the unfortunate victim finds himsel
cures permanently and certainly
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