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THE OMATIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER - 3, 1006.
th Incense of their wortl, not In fulsome
flattery, but in genuine trlbut to hit
fidelity a champion of (heir rights, hi
honor a rttlaen, hit generosity at a
man, hit devotion at a father and hut
band, ril consideration at an employer,
hit wisdom at a moulder and leader of
public thought and action, his Iron nerve
and Indomitable will at a worker.
Th procession which followed tha bodjr
of Edward Roeewater to Forest Uwn
cemetery waa blocks fn length: It w
rut In length, and thut, with the tnd
othere who had gona to th grave in
other ways, tha throng there which taw
th casket burled In earth waa alto great.
Several of th frlende with whom Mr.
Roaewater had been In tntlmat relation
during hit lifetime .stood gating for. a
long' time at the body In The Bee build
ing, evidently unable to tear themselves
from the place. Some of them returned
after the aervicea for one more view.
, The employee of The Bee In the edito
rial and business Department! and th
composing, and ttereotyplng roomt filed
Into the room In a body. They wer fol-
lwd by th Matter Matona, under whote
auspices the services were ueia. Tne
Mason formed a hollow squar about the
The rotunda wa crowded, and even
aftef th aervlcet ttarted thr wer to
many who had not had an opportunity 10
view the body that the line waa permitted
to continue after the addreetet began, lie-
aldea the Crowd on th Bret floor the tec
end and third floor corrldora were Ailed
Th rotunda waa draped In black and
th lower floor frtnged with palma. 'The
batln of th fountain before whtt-h the
caaket waa placed wat almott hidden
under greens and flower tent by friend
as a last tribute, Th platform from
which th services were Tield waa eon-
atructed in the apace Jutt north of the
fountain and waa banked with flower.
On It were the speakers and back of It
war many of th distinguished frlende of
Caere W. Llalager rreslde
Th ceremonies In the rotunda fol!ired
the Monlo rttual. Worshipful Liaater
Cbarlee L. Porter ef Covert lodge No. 11,
of which" Mr. Roaewater waa a member,
, aatltted by Chaplain George W. Lininger,
v presided. . jr;
At the beginning of the eervlcea Mr.
Lininger remarked" briefly upon th terv-
lues and character of Mr. Rosewater. He
Introduced In aucceealon Dr. George 1
Miller. W. J. Connell, Morrlt Brown, Rob
ert Co well and Melvln-R. Hopewell of
Tekamah. Each one paid a tribute to the
character of the deceased and related ex.
perlonce In their personal relatione with
him characteristic of. the man.
At th conclusion of tha add rets the
quartet under the direction of Jo Barton
sang Lead, Kindly Light" Tha aervlcet
In the rotunda closed with an Impressive
Masonlo ceremony and with , prayer of
undue eloquence and, fervor by.. Rabbi
, Colin of Temple Israel
The honorary pall bearer were Harry
P. Deuel, Ed Haney. Luther Drake, Arthur
Brandelt, Eleater Wakeley, Morrla Levy,
Bruno Tischuck, Louis Raapke, Lewis
Reed, John A. Crelghton. I. II. Korty,
Vaclav Buresh. The active pall bearers
war Louie Rowsoe, William Neckel, T.
F. Doyle, O. B. Eddy, J. D. Weaver,
Dwlght Wllltama. T. F. Stufgees, T. W,
Openlaar si Eicrcliti,
In his Introductory remarks, Oeorge W.
Lininger who acted. as. chairman.. said
Brethren: W are assembled here today
to pay our last respect to ' brother
Mason; not oniyra Brotner- Mason, but a
man who tie -a- woriowlu reputation; a
ntan wtw 6 as ditttngutsneo. Iilreseif ail over
tnit country "ana 'trom th vast . throng
that hut been Duteuui throuin nere you
can very readily aee how cios he It to
tn nes.il at inese peopie.-i.VY propose to
. aiiow these, people, to pap along ana vlt v
tnese remains, uecause tnere fe 'tnousands
outalae yet who wlsn to tee tnein and
tsa will tiroeaea . witn. oiir ceremony wuiie
tneee sj-6 Viewing the' remains. '1 Alt it a
titling piao to take a last view of our
oistinguisned brother, In the magnuiceut
' structure that be hat here built, which U
tne tfM of the crty-and the state, ana it
. It t(5 pi tne greatest juswfpaper buuuings
in ' tu. wocio, it waa tne custom ot this
treat man. aJmuat dailf. to' pass tlirougn
' tne various compartmenta of . thla building
to view hi litewora,. tor It It hit lireworn,
because he comroencea at a poor man ana
he established tnit paper; and wnat you
See here -la telt-maae and made by air.
iuawaxti Roaewater itimmii. 1 wilt not at
tempt to hiajce any extended remarks upon
tma occasion because there are those here
who" have beet) aeeoolaied with nlm from
ta earliest day of hi political ilf and
tn sua ' that he haa gone through wltn
toe various man ana candidates, ana ail
titat atrtte we nope they will bury today
rim Kim in the srrave and remember only
tnot kinder ecu which h hat prnormed
to thousand! and thousands of people
tnrougnout this country, it te those good
quailUsa which we.aeeire to place beiore
7.... ,n,nniiniiv at' an emulation for the
younger tnd rising generation; It they hnd
anylnuig good enough to Im tate thent.
ana hie bad Qttaiitiea you will let tuem
M with him Doctor Miller, you nay
known thlt man Ton. d pernapt longer
inan ay other .man in the ttate; you wte
a competitor of .hit;
fought and you have lived togeiaer In
piafe and hafmony. and 1
' be a biting time lor you; to tay to this
iudleno wnat yotl thing of him a a man
and a euuen. . - v.
Dr. Mill ! Aeldreaa. ?
' r 'Ani L. Miller said:
Mr. President. Cltiten of Omaha, Dt
tlhsulshed Vleltor. and Lad lea and Oentle-
. Hudden death odme as a Jhock to all men
and women, even when. It happens to per-
sots Who are obecur. 'When a great man
1 Tafi. in our midst, taken ot without warn-liig-happlly.
without paln-le ttricaen
. VJ .!!. iihm,i i ha knowieda-e of those
who are Bear and dear to him. then Itla
that kiot oniy a. individuals, but as treat
,..,.i.v. with one heart, we are bowed
. .. 1 i,V i.4i4neaa and sorrow. lh
badges of mourning, thla Insignia of
ri. which oecoratet the wall ot
this splendid edifice, the moving thousand
which tnrong mm ir -
apieodld congregation, wnicn
Z, ,.. ii. a eiimmon beople who are
atanding In crowds on the street to take
a last look on perhaps the bet friend they
vsr had In this; community, all attest not
only a personal grief, but a high sense of
publio lose. . .
Mr. Roeewater waa one of thoe trana-
tlanted mn from tne old world. He we
orn In obecurityi reared In distress, and
was- aosartly . 4 breadwinner when he
landed a stranger and alone In this great
nation of opportunities, to make hla Way
a other men do In thia world.
It Is an Amrcan trait that whenever
We see any man. native or foreign born, who
can rise out ot the struggles ol the world,
wb can deprive and dany himself and fight
hie battle of lit and rise to' distraction,
" w alitasea common pride in him, whether
he be- ot American blood or any ther.
Ha among tn n.eu 1 knew here forty year
ago has uprisen the hgor of the small,
diminutive, cnergetio telegraph operator,
without name and almost without habita
tion, coming Into the midst of this early
lite. hal need tU you of that career.
The - president of this aggregation has
told you that I have met him and have
kaowii hi nil that I have bad my combats
ui fclm and ray cnirorrme with film,
and they were very bitter. But, Mr.
president. It was through those very eon
tmveikies, ll waa tbraugh thoae very strug
gle, that I learned to know that there
was man' la this community, however
email In statur. - who had, great capacity.
I measured htm with my own tap measure
and 1 knew, a 1 dealt with, him seriously
In bis later newspaper lite, and I met In him
a me whom it was greatly to my Interest
to combat, and with whom to have con tro
vers) ; I developed myself by coming IA
contact with an ability superior to my
own, and I soon saw that her Was a man
of great power who was) to b reckoned
. " with In b:e community.
And while young statesmen ere walking
the country and telling everybody about
the new discovery of aar oil Corporations;
while I contended atalnet Edward Roae
waiw-wit all my rniaht against the prtn
clplee'nl loilcie tie advocated for this
paw land. I wlk t bear teatlmony that
ho waa the Btonoer ho fousnt corpora-
tiuus from the etart to the finish, and tnos
ht appropriate the principle today may
' traw it back to the stand he made for It
la this gioat community of JNebraaka. j
4 1 (iol 'agre with him. I controverted
lam ou the principles that I bold today
and Would also controvert hi in sleeping as
bs Is, but nevertheless i saw in this man
awmathlug uiore than common; I saw bit
capsclty for analis; 1 saw bun rise up in
the niUst of theonmt with' the foremost
gcatesuieu of our woanixy, of.boUi (arUes;
saw him com in conflict and In contact
with them, and 1 taw him holding them
ty lilt powers, by his anility ana capacity
In s:raptng great questions; 1 taw him
Impressing others: I paw him mould presi
dents and cabinet and congressmen at
hough they were children In his hand.
Ah, my friends, a great' man has been
celled In this community. -Popular opinion
buries all animosity today, and over the
grave of Fdward Roseweter they proclaim
n tnis central city of the great west mat
a great man baa gone.
me power ot Mr. Kosewtter at an edi
tor it would be hard to estimate and
should stoo here and not attemnt to
do It. He was not the greatest writer
hat ever lived, but he la one of the most
forceful I ever met In my life.
Only recently. In my lest Interview with
him. In discussing matter relating to tne
let camps an. he Had thrown on inn
Idea that his heart was broken from iho
loss of th senatorthlp; there Is nothing
in tnnt; tie turned rrom that line tnrow
It.g off a mantle In my own presence. He
filxruaaeil that for a few. minutes and then
took up hla favorite theme of what things
he should do to develop the city of Omaha
ana mane it great, ana ne iniruaui-u
tnee tonics, one dt one. ana we amcuuru
them at lencth. and then t--wat - ttam
ttmck, Mr. President, with the tdnilr-
abiovoriginauty of this man. i mnnu
n him the asm originality and tenacity
of purpose, always ready to combat wltn
iiitWv In vlnrlloatlnn nf his VlCWt. 1
saw his great capacity in forecasting the
result of policies, and I discussed them
with him a hundred times, but I must
close this nart of the discussion. It is
not tne occasion. .
1 eome to express my heartfelt convlc-
tlona and my estimate 01 mm ssa
the character and pwer. An9
m rov.i mid- Mr. President: don t you
doubt It, when he had these animosities
roused up by fscUon and contention and
ambition. 1 know that men who tou.lit
him bravely and courageously ana e)i
tlmet unjustly could get to hit warmer
tide to touch a heart at wtrm at ever
beat in human being. He waa one of
the moat forgiving men. 1 know that ne
- . . , i. .... v. 1, FAa
It happened to me to know another
great" man in the press of the ounry
Charlea A. Dana of the New York dun.
He wat my rriena tor many jj"
wat. my custom not only to read the sun
but to ao to the Sun office and. visit inn
distinguished gentleman. He dlea icw
years ago, sir. na i
, . L . ... tn -V, in In-
quire after the welfare of the Sun ond to
ee Mr. unra, wno was mi. - --
cessor. I aald, -Well. Mr. LefBn. 1 eon
gratulate you. elr, that the Sun seem t to
hold its old. spirit tnd its '..J?.'"e..
same as Mr. tana left It." ''Why he
says. -Dr. Miller, Charles A. Dana Is the
s, -Dr. Miller. Charles A. Dana It tne
mr of thevSun every oay here i-
e; Charles A. Dana edits the Sun.
Is In his grsve, but ho It the editor of
vne oun. M M.f. i.
The meaning oi mis, mr. "
that Mr. Dana, though aeaa, uvmj
In the spirit of the paper be founder u
to which he imparted lht k nd o- force
intangible, neverineiesa "....v,
bv those young men, drilled and irainea
in the thought of that great mem. car
ried the Sun right tlopg "".SI
today, and If we didn't know that Charles
A. Din. ha- lain ln,J" lJ'1?,i0;'J!C
years we wouia naroiy u -,
to say that lie wat not the editor ol in;
U ii. .. ejr tsil. 1.
Need I make the application, Mr. rrei p
dent, to the loyal eons, devoted to their
father, ambitious xor mm V" ' "j;"t
selves? Let It be said with all respect
to all the .alentt that hit ttiecetsoi on
The Bee may bring about n.m ..-
waVer1 "1 110
Ing In the dust.. This is a, Pychoiogual
truth" Mr. President, which .canitet D
Yr?"' word llow me. Mr President, to
lav this single garland on the grave of
U,e Sin. w?S. wTiom I had.mor .S0
versy, probably, than by other hglfo-n
.i.. .ta.a aver had: of wnom l
have said harirh thlngt end who has
taltV-harth thing of me. B"1.1". ""L1.!!
fifteen voart f have wth'",!
. iA more About thlt man. wnote
ahilitv I alwayt admired. I have learned
to touch 'that kindly tide, which neve,
failed to respond to me aiinouau
thlngt had Jutt been eaid ,n '
Truly e. great men la fallen in oiir
midst and he will be missed In the neat,
Mwerful force of the press of this oon
mient Thiredlflce i li not hi monument,
rjtlfui ilnd pT3 a. it it. This imonu-
Omaha BeV If TaJ were -to to.
nlght If not a vestige of this ''M
ric which Is an taeai creanun ui
Irgv7.'iw energy unptrklleled In . my
knowledge of m" If all this Wden type
?2 .u. l.nhinr. should be molten and
inning inu ;"the Vjreet . Th- Bee would
tie and -be a poweft
larger and greater Bee th. da after H
"fcommSnd yoi all to" imember and
admonr.h youa- the tfJ"J ?.
never to think of animosities tows rds.' -"tens
Who happen to b lt nrt1' P0'";
eally; bury them In their grave and for
get all but that which is good.
I thank you. v'-
W. J. ConwelV Paya'Tt'lbeite.
Mf. Lininger then Introduced W. J. Con
hell in these words: . -
Mr. Connell, you hav known thlt man
fo"a long while; perhapt more to than any
other cltiten. You hav fought with him
anrt saalnst Him. Totf have been tn polit
fcat ft S and in court flghu, and through
ill kinds of trouble wltfi him. and there
fs perhape no on. UV thlt m"'t'm,an'i
knows the innermost feceesee ot that man t
heart any better than you do. Will you
now give your estimate of the man to this
Mr. Connell said: " ' '
Mr Preeldent, Ladles and Gentlemen,
r"nw c'tiiens of Omaha snd the State
Otl1dobn"otkbrlngwlth me 'a highly 'colored
boquet to lay upon the bier of our rtepfrted
friend. I m?rede..r. to offer ' Werfjrjjnd
As ststea oy tne pirammi, - -- -w"d
Rosew.ter wefi; 1
i" "Edward Ro-water. Ujen a young
nrst im i. '-'.V,-.T- ,V.a
I am familiar wnn in ;" '"V' "11
time down to the present. I remember hit
flret location In the little frarrie building
on Twelfth etreet. between Dtmglet and
Dodge. I recall the destruction of that
Cr..iiXina hv the hand of an incendiary. I
remember how the day following the newt
paper, of which he wae then- the editor,
came out In Itt uaual course, somewhat
dltflgnred. but etill in tht ring.
r Ta.n hn aoon afterward he located
In a more substantial building on lower
Fnrnam street snd conducted hi newt
paper against the greatest of odds and
against claims and debts and all sorts of
.Tntrnveraiea and contentions. I remem
ber how h Succeeded and .later og how
he caused tne constmetion oi tnia mag
nlfloent building. I recall . all of . these
wi.n mnA 1 wn srreatlv shocked at hla
a,.a,ien awd'unexDected tnklfig away at the
age only Of e yeeirs. tsai, aiinuuaa -k.
nnt lived to the full limited allotment
of men, he had accomplished much. He
had done the work or a reaimem ot men.
The enterprises that he Inaugurated stll
eontiniia tn .exist and ihry will remain
through all coming time. We can say of
him that he waa loyal to hit country; he
waa kind to hla family; he wae tru to
his friends: he wee generou to' his em
ployes, end he wss faithful to every in
ierast entrusted to him. He now sleeps
the sleep that knows no waking. His life's
work i emli-d, but those area enterprlsee
(hat he Inaugurated remain. This mag
nificent building will ' probably long re
main as a monument tn his enterprise, his
energy and hla untiring work. The great
newspaper that ha hat founded, aa haa
already been suggested, even If this build
ing should perish, will continue to exist as
a pwer fit ne poiinirt. neinsr. as it is.
the greatest newspaper In the entire north
west. And in conclusion mev we not hone.
In accordance With his wish, that thla
newtpepex may Continue In the future as
In the naet.. the exponent -end advocate of
the right:, the denouncer .of the weong and
always the friend of th common people.
. . .-. Karris Vrwa ' la Vreseafed.
Attorney General Korrie Brown and Mr,
Rosewater'a victorious opponent In the
recent senatorial contest, wat then Intro
duced by Chairman Lininger In Thi man
nsrj . y
Norrlt Browi, you may not have known
Mr. Rosewster aa long snd as Intimately
aa others, but you have been In a eon
teat with him, and you ran perhaps say
to ineee people wnetner jie aenra rainy,
honorably and uortahtly in that contest
I know that thla community will be gad
to hear few words from you.- I know
thst he entered that contest with a ours
heart, and I want to say right here to
this asseiuD'age mat it waa no dleap.
poimnent that caused hie death: That
as fir. Miller hat sstd had passed taay
ita thmia-hr n A nnr, of I f tiler If
it was over with him. it was buried, and
he wss reedy for something new. Now,
w will be glad to hear fiom sou.
Mr. Brown was visibly ggtected when he
In simple woras my inuum - ...----.
of on whote genius I have long recog
nised and for whom t have tlways en er-
. i i. k.Mt mmm ana ai rii 1 1 a l i '11.
man engagea in on yi tn 7""tTi"lti
In our flty. Soon afterwarde I recall .him
In hit newspaper venture, and I received
from hit own hand one of the copiet of the
, k nttia aaven nv nine imuar.
' Trlendt:' Thla Utoel ft meet place for cue.
t would apeak, however, -word to the
friends and companions of his life. I would
not speaK so mucn in praise aa i wouia in
aimpl appreciation of him whom we mourn
As suggested by Dr. Millet," living. Mr.
Roeewater was a most unique and potent
aingle factor in the life ot.hls city and
state; and, now that he hat gone, hit In
dustry, Itt results; his example, Ita influ
ence; his genls, Ita Inspiration; hla Ideals,
their memory; they remain, the richest, the
most priceless heritage of the men end the
women that are left to survive lilm. I
bolleve that the world Is better because
Edward Roaewater lived; beenu he wat
a part ot the world, an active, moving,
aggressive part. He fought Its great bat
tlee and he fought them In the open nd
they were real battles, too. Kdwsid Rose
water did not know how to tight a sham
be' tie. Pretense was a stranger to htm and
to his chsraeter.
My friends, It doet not matter to much
what a man says he believes, but It doet
mstter much what hit belief actually Is.
And there never was any doubt In the mind
of the public about what the beliefs and
the convictions of yonder Man were; end,
measured by this the eupremest test of a
man's character sincerity Edward Roee
water stood pre-eminent, the topmost man
amongst a million.
But. friends, the trait of this man
character about which the 'least has been
said and written, and that which first
drew me irresistibly toward him, wat his
sympathy for the, young man struggling
In this life. Perhtpt all of you don't
know It, but the young fellow out yonder
In the world, lighting ror existence, hun
gert and yearns for the encouragement
and sympathy of men like him, who hnd
already Worf the battle of life. I never
went to thla man disheartened and- dis
couraged that he did not give me hope.
His-face waa always bright with courage.
With him the word was always forward,
Personally thla man had been my best
friend for yeare, and my best friend this
year of all the friends I had. 1 saw him
the day be let for his Journey to the
old world. He talked over all those mat
ters that liav been mentioned here.
There never has been a personal contest
between that man and tne. 1 have testi
fied In public to his superior ability and
qualifications, and I believe his sinccri'y
wss the brightest trait of his character.
My friends, I am mourning him aa you.
his personal friends, mourn nlm, and If I
were to pay a single tribute to this man,
if I were permitted to lay but one flower
upon his casket. It would be a flower
which is deecrlbed In verse: He had a
warm, kind heart, snd.he had a helping
hand for the young men In this world.
. President Lininger I want to Introduce
Mr. CoweU, one of the most Intimate
friends of Mr. Roaewater, who knows him
In a commercial way, aa well aa politically
and otherwise. , ,
. Mr. t'bwell Show Feel I a.
Mr. Cowell also ahowtd.deep emotion ot
Mr. President, Fellow Citltene. Friend
ot fcdwaro Roeewater:
I can hardly trust myself to etand be
fore you and pay a last tribute to thlt
great man who was my friend.
Someone haa said that in the forward
march nf th.i human race it is effort that
counts and not attainment, and that In-j
N a k. -1 1. - nlnria i t la fa V
icaiiil ui nine gtiiTj K'-'- v
th Ktne of complet. realisation. Stand
ing her before the bier of tne oeaa ana
looking Into the faces or his friends and
neiahbors 1 would not Indulge in fulsome
flattery, tor flattery cannot toothe tne
dull, cold ear of death. Springing from
the loins of the common people tnit man t
ear was ever open to hear tne cry ot ais-rroaa-
hla hand waa ever ready to relieve
the afflicted. I knew him well. 1 have
met him from day to day; 1 have asso
ciated with him In his political battle..
I waa ao clone to him that I pierced, be
neath the skin and i got to tne n
.) hla haart 1 am triad tO have the
testimony of Dr. Miller and my friend
Mr. Unlnger that It waa not disappointed
ambition that killed this man. A week
ago last night, I nad my last talk w tn
him. In this building. He eat near a win
dow where a draft was blowing strongly
and I aald,1 "Mr. tflotewater, you are sit
ting in a draft; move this way. He
aid. "I have been sitting In drafts all
my life; that won t hurt me. I said,
"How are you feeling' now; you look
rested." He said, "I am rested; I waa
tired and weary from loss of tleep, my
digestion waa perfect through It all. I
have now got . my rest and toajfy. f
thought over the past,.' 1 concluded that,
perhSps. after all. It waa beet that 1 thould
lose, for I was thinking." he said, of
Uncoln-a address, at- the battle around jut
oAiyeburg. tnd I have reeolved to dedi
cate the balance oflny life to redressing
the wrongs of th . people. I go to
Waterloo on Thursday to fir the nrtt
gun." I had a feeling, at that time, the
words of Horace Greeley wer. perhape,
suggested to him.' wherein,- he W;-""?
be had been disappointed ".his higher
imbitlona: "Fame It a vkpori popu
larity an accident: riches taite wings,
i7...I .h..r todav will Curse tomor
row; nothing succeeds but character.
This man. beneath what seemed a eo d
exterior, had a tenaer ana auc..-v-
hearu Some tnirteen ot J 17, '.
he lot a beloved daughter. I centeat,fy
to the fact that hit grief wet deep and
lasting. She left a tender b,'i1"dhh":
Thle little child was taken into .the home
of the grandparents and nourished by them
until sTia has developed into a beautiful
flower. In the midst of ; one of our k -en est
camnalgns. I sat at hla desk discussing
S with him. The little child, who
had alwayt th entre to hie office, came
Id and atood by hit chair In expectant at
titude, and I wish those of you who Imagine
that Eawara riosewaier w m ...
man could have seen the expression of
affection that lighted up hie lace aa he
rose from hla chair and said to- me, I
guess 1 will have to go now, and he put
on hie hat and walked out of the room,
leaving with the little grandchild.
The noUce of hit death came to hi at
frightful thock. and yet I had a wave felt
that that waa the way he would die. It wa
the fitting way.' 1 Mint up Into this build
ing and Inquired about him in the omce,
and they said hit body still rest In Judge
Trtiup't court room. I went MP on the
elevator and went Into- the court room. I
taw him teated In tne tar corner on a
bench in a posture that I had seen him
take twenty times, -Hla head wua retting
lightly on the radiator; hla hand waa
resting upon hla knee. There waa a smile
upon hla face. His eyes and II pa were
closed, and I felt that death'a icy hand had
touched the heart and the pulsation stop
ped, and! the smile upon his face indicated
that he heard the call: "Come unto me
thou weary one and 1 will give tnee rest."
Thla mornins: 1 was awakened by' the
sound of the storm, and I thought the light
ning may nasti and tne thunders may
rattle; he heeds, them not, he hears them
lUll, IIC BUIiri, IIU pa.ll. aio an .aei,
sleep; he has fought hi last battle; - no
souna can a waxen mm to tne cau again.
aa. it. nuinwru ui xr,aiiL,ii, mm viu
friend, was presented thus:
Our last speaker will be Brothes Hope
well. Brother Hopewell, you knew him In
an unofficial way, as Judge, for a number
ot years, of thlt district court, ana you
have also known him as a Mason, aa a
veteran Free Maton. What have - you te
tay for youraeiir .
Address by Jade Hopewell.
Mr. President and Fellow Cltiaens: I
deem it a exeat tirivlles-e to have the op
portunity to sua a tew woraa to wnat naa
already been aald by way of tribute to
the memory of Kdward Roaewater. It waa
not my fortune to have been Intimately
associated with him la any undertaking or
to meet nun in aany contact, as some oi
the sneakers here, but 1 have known him
personally for the last twehty-nve years.
ana i nuns iww nun i'"i wan.
have been a constant reader of The Dally
bee for more than that length of time
anit tn thia wav have trained an, estimate.
satisfactory to myself, of his character, his
turns ana bis purposes as an runur. utn
that I could say would almply be a repe
tition of what baa already been ao well
uiH hv Dr. Miller and other speakers, and
1 will not atiem.st to repeat. In substance,
the tributes that have already been ut
tered In your preaenoe. We ail recognise
that he was a strong character and It Is
ears to say that no other personage In the
state of Nebraska in the last tiifrty-flv
yeare. haa nad so much to do In tftvluing
iha inouihl of the people of this great
state, on publio queatlona that have been
under discussion, and I think it Is sat also
to say, and that you will all agree with
me, that hla effort has ever been In the
Interest of good government. The atat of
Nebraska and the city of Omaha In hi
death ha loat a friend which It will be
bard to replace. . , ,
Like all men wh hav occupied poel
tion at th head ot great newapapers. he
haa had hi conteete. and in the Ughta
which necessarily were waged he lia
flven and ha received hard blowa. But
waa pleased to bear Dr. Miller speak of
him In the terme which he did and in
way which I believe all those present, as
well aa those absent, who knew him. will
approve an aay la true. Hla career, as
has fitly been eaid, la an inspiration to
young men. Coming here strange boy
in a strange land, without money,- without
Influence, without position what have
been his achievement? Whatever he un
dertook he did it thoroughly, be did It
well; and against opposition and under
adrse circumstances he founded and
built up a metropolitan newspaper, whose
Influence has long been felt andwlll long
be felt In the future, not only In the ttaie
of Nebraska, but throughout many of our
states. - He was a potent factor and In
fluence wherever he waa known. It was
a cherished ambition ef hie to become
L'nlt4 btais euaiori tola is a a laudabl
ambition, and bad It been gratified h
would moat certainly have been .one ef
the few leedlng men of hie party to mold
th sentiments and lay the plant of Itt j
It wat my fortune to 6 present with
him In th contett lately closed at Lin
coln, end shortly after the final reeult
wae reached I htd a eonversatlon with
him and know how he felt upon the re
sult. , There waa a . note of disappoint
ment in his talk, but no word of rancor
or bittemesa. On the contrary, ae hat
been said, he manlfeeted a spirit all would
do well to emulate.
In addltfdn to meeting him In the way
that I have aald f also knew Edward
Roaewater In another and different ca
pacity. He wa a prominent Meson, and
aa such I have met him In lodge on
many occasions. He wae a member of
the Veteran Association of Free Masons,
and I well remember the talk that he
gave us at our lart annual meeting. He
was then apparently In vigorous health.
No one who heard him would hav se
lected htm as the flrst to go.
But his ambitions, his aspirations. Jill
labors and hla hope are over; he He
before tit. There la, very much that we
can gain of good frbtri hie memory and
from the consideration of what h hat
been to this community and to thle tato.
A t Grave. ,
Th Matona took cars for tht cemetery
and waited there until tha funeral cortege
arrived. They formed by two at th en
trance of the grounda, under the leadcr-
thlp of Judge Oustav Anderson, ana pre
ceded the line of carriage t th top ot
the hill, wher th dead man wit to b
burled. A the hearse stopped at the open
grave, th relative kllghted from their
carriages, Mrt. Edward Roaewater and
Victor Roeewatef lefdlnt. and took seal
which had been placed for them at one tide
of the grave. Around them and the grave.
In a large circle, the Matona gathered,
while outside of this hundred of people,
many ot whom had been waiting th larger
part of the afternoon, ttood with uncov
ered heada as' the coffin waa taken from
the heartetnd slowly, lowered. The floral
tributes of the city were arranged In on
huge, smooth mound over th f reeh dug
earth. ' ,
That so many, thould go to far to hear
the last sad rltee wat a thing that be
tokened the plac of love and respect Mr.
Roeewater held In th heart of the people
who knew him. .Th hundred there who
live In Omaha were Interspersed with ad
mirers of the dead man who came from the
distance, perhaps one or two from a town,
and among the Masons 1 who assembled
were eleven from Nebraska City, member
of Western Star lodge No. t.
It waa a-beautiful but sol men coincident
that Just as all that, was mortal of Edward
Roeewater waa aunk Into the grave, the
sun wa sinking behind the western horlson
and the calm of evening and the clear
heaven were like a benediction on th
scene. 'All trace of the early morning rain
waa gone from the grassy mounds. Nature
was at. Itt best..
The service -wr In charge of Worttilp
ful Master C L. Porter. of Covert lodge
No. IL assisted, by Past Worthy Grand
Matter George W. Lininger, who spoke th
word of the ritual. They, together with
the other jofflcenot th lodge and Rabbi
Cohn. ttood at the .head of the grave. With
a commanding presence and In rich, full
tonea that. thrilled through the hearts of
the mourners, .Mr. Lininger repeated the
solemn sentences, which spoVe farewell to
the dead, affirmed trust In the soul's Im
mortality and admonished the living to
Shape their Uvea wii;h a view to the resur
rection.. To the notes pf the Masonic burial
oda the Mason marched In single fit past
th grave, each dropping on the coffin his
sprig or acacia, the emblem or immortality.
Theq "Dust to dust, earth to earth, ashes
to ashes, and the spirit to God who gave
It," came th word pf the ritual. A
prayer from Rabbl'Cohnj, and another fare
well sentence from the acting worshipful
master, and alf waa' over. ' '
Those very near' and deaf to the 'dead
man went to their carriages agalii and th
dark line wtmnd away down' the long av
nue. The other's walked sadly away to tne
car. ,. Some, .llngeegd. a moment to talte a
last look at th casket, ana then tney, too.
wer gone. ... T.
r Detail of tha. Crowd.
The crowd, which viewed the body of Ed
ward Roeewater and paid a, last trlmit to
his - memory wae . cosmopolitan in It
makeup, f,lt' .represented the cltiten . ot
Omaha - and Nebeatka. It Included men
high In the onunojle of the state and na
tion and men from th moat humble walk
tot life) men of all professions; men of all
classes; men cf all notion, even the for
eigner who hat yet fo learn the language
of America, but who knew Edward Roee
water . waa hi friend, even before he
reached th shores of thlt country. It waa
a crowd permeated by love and sympathy
and Sorrow; a crowd which fully realised
the great losa the common people of the
atat and nation had auttalned.
' The doors of The Bee building wer
thrown open to fhe - publio at 12 o'clock.
the hour the body wa 'removed from the
late residence.'' Instantly the long line of
people which had formed previously down
Farnam etreet to Sixteenth began to move
and for almott four 'hours, a steady stream
slowly "poured through the building and
those who composed It' took a last look
at the familiar features of their Immortal
chieftain. Old-'toldlert,' Old cltlseni, gray
and bent, young men and young women,
entire . famlllc. with bowed heada and
tear-stained faces, irtood in line for hour
Headreds frens v Oat of Cttr. '
Hundred cam, from ,out In the atat
and Joined with the thousands In Omaha
to make th number th -largeet ever as
sembled In Nebraska on a similar occasion
and probably Hh largeet crowd of Itt kind
the outpouring of the common peopl to
the funeral of a private cltixen ever aav
emblad In th country.
Many wer th affecting Incident! at th
bier, none of which wa more affecting
than when th venerable and distinguished
Count John A, Crelghton took hit last look
at hit old-time friend. Th venerable cltl
sen hesitated, then- stopped; thdugh there
were thousand oehmd him and h had de
layed the Una, he etill lingered, th tear
flowing unchecked down hla face. Tne
two had apent a lifetime doing good. On
waa gone, th other mourning. -
Old soldiers, . who loved their comrade,
ttood In groups on tha outeide of the build
ing, after viewing 'th body, and discussed
him. , , ',,-,
"I ssw him flrsC," aald on who I an in
mat of tho Soldier' horn at Mllford, "on
the battlefield He wa a boy then and he
.wa In the thickest of th fray. He was
sitting down to the field with a telegraph
Instrument tn front of him, sending mes
sages to President Lincoln. H wa pay
ing no attention io the battle raging about
him, nor th bullet which threatened, hla
life at every Instant. He had been fighting
for to nation ever since and never hav
I seen th tint ,when he paid any atten
tion to th bullet that war aimed at
. Old and Row Kaapleyee Grieve
The employe ef Th Bee, som ot whom
knew the' paper and It editor In th old
struggling days thee men who knew him
beat and therefor loved him beat formed
a part of the long line of mourners. They
marched past th casket In a body. Former
employe of The- Bee, many who got their
start in life through Mr. Ross water and
who by hi advice and counsel hav risen
to important placet In th community,
wer a featur ofth crowd. ....
Though Impossible to nam th- hundreds
who came from- other town and dtlee,
from Nebraska City the Western Star
lodge No. 1 Ancient, Free and Accepted
Masons, came tn a body. Thoae composing
th party wer Samuel Goldberg. F. E.
Helvey, Charles Hubner. John C. Watson,
KL F. Warren, A. A. BUKbop, A. B. WU
ton, D. w. vcnminlte, a. w. nenaenin,
- . . . . ...
W. Butts. Charles Place, Jame Reed, O.
W. Hoherg, Charlea W. Seymour, Oeorge
McCollMm. Charle Holman. D. W. Living,
st on. Andrew Moran, Harry Morgan and
Natlemal aed State ONIeers.
Other who were observed In the Immense
crowd were: I'nlted 8tte Senators El
mer J. Burkett and J. H. Millard. Lieuten
ant Governor McOllton, State Superintend
ent J. L. McBrlen, .State Auditor E. M.
Rearle, jr.. Stile Land Conrmlssloner H. M.
Eaton, State Treesurer Peter Mortensen,
Attorney General Brown. George L.
Sheldon and Mrs. Sheldon ot Nehawka;
Edward R. Slter, postmaster at Lincoln;
L. L. Llndsey, custodian of the federal
building at Lincoln; Victor Seymour, dep
uty clerk of the supreme court; A.'E. Ward
Of Hartlngton, M. J. Hughe of West Point.
E. H. Tiffany of Columbus, John Wilton
of Kearney, E. T. Warren ot Nebraska
City, A. E. Duesedrow of Nebraska City,
Ed Allen of Arapahoe, Fred Bonneflechlen
of West Point, Henry Blum of Lincoln,
John Coffey and George Farley of Platta
mouth, John Dundaa of Auburn, Superin
tendent Hey ward of the Kearney Indus
trial school, C P. R. Williams of Grand
lalgnd, an old employe of The Bee, and
hundreds whose names were not learned.
GARDE BED OF FLORAL TOKEXS
Many Beaatlfal Flowera Tell of Love
Much of the public expression of admira
tion for the life of Edward Roaewater and
sorrow over his death was expressed
through tokent of beautiful flowera. Th
center of the rotunda of The Bee building
presented an Impressive aspect, with banks
of roses, lilies, carnations and other flow.
en relieved with greens, fernt and palma
predominating. Around the rotunda palma
and fernt were distributed. Over the
casket rested a blanket of white asters,
carnatlona and chrysanthemums worked In
a bed of greens. Under the blanket was
a large American flag. The, floral tributes
were sent from all quarters.
Close to the bier were two beautiful em
blems, one from the " members of Covert
lodge No. 11, Ancient 'Free and Accepted
Masons, and another from the Veteran
Free Masons' association. The former
piece wat the Masonic emblem worked with
red And white rosea and tied to a shenf
of wheat. The Veteran Masons sent an
emblem wrought with pink and white rose
and lilies and asters.
Emblems representing gates ajar wer
tent from th Wit Memorial hospital and
from a delegation of colored cltl ten. A
large wreath on an easel wat received
from th "Bohemians of Omaha." The
wreath wat worked with gloria rotes, tago
palm leavea and fernt. A ribbon Indicated
the donors. Employes of The Be Pub
lishing company sent a pillow bearing th
numeral "30" In red carnation in g field
ot white asters and carnations. The em
ployes also sent a huge bunch -of American
Beauty rotes. A wreath ot purple and
white asters wsa received from th Ne
braska Tribune ttaff, while. a large piece
was sent by the officers of the Nebraska
Retail Liquor Dealers' atsocls.tlon.
Ont of the most Impressive of the floral
tributes waa a broken wheel bearing a
ard which read, "With sincere sympathy
from Omaha Typographical Union, No. 190."
O. T. U." and "190" were worked with
small flowers -Into the design.
Among th other donor were Congress
man John L. Kennedy and wife, H. H.
Baldrlge. f W. Judson, Henry T. Clarke,
Kooert Cowell, Captain H. E. Palmer, Mr.
and Mrs. George W. Lininger, Councilman
Harry 8. Zlmman, Mrs. Frank E. Moore
(her gift was a simple laurel wreath), Oak
Chatham Redlck, Pokrok Publishing com
pany. Bthel Burns. Mrs. F. L. Haller, M.
C. Peter. E. f. Uralley, Mr. - and Mrs,. H.
T. Clarke, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. B. Haney,
MA i aad Mrt. Robert ' O. ' rink,"-E. W.
Dlioh. ) C. ' M. ' Wllhelm, V.; Bureth ' nd
family., Frank J. Fit! and family, Frank
Tlernaa Hamilton, Charle Mets, Mr. And
Mrs. Myron L. Learned, Dr. Goeta, E. C.
Snyder. Nettl Galea. W. P. Byrne and Mr.
and Mr. A. L. Meyer
Flower were also received from Henry
A. Koenlg. Grand Island; Oeorge Willis
Mason. Chicago; Mr. v and Mrs. Joseph
Mlnrath, Kansas City; also from various
relatives of Edward Roaewater.
OLD MEMBERS OF THE BBS STAFF
Maay Ex-Employes Attend Faaeral ot
1 x Their Forater Chief.
Graduate from th editorial department
of The Bee may be found occupying promi
nent and responsible positions In many of
th largest cities of the country. Of some
of the earlier member, of The Be staff a
few are stU residents of Omaha, engaged
In various occupations- other than news
paper work, while others are employed on
contemporary publications. These attended
the funeral In a body.
To undertake to -give a sketch of more
than a few of them, of twenty or more
years ago, would require mora spec than
can be given to this article. Th dean of
the ex-employe of Th Be is Alfred Soren-
on, now editor and proprietor of th
Omaha ' Examiner. Mr. Soren son was th
flrst city editor of The Bee and held that
position from H71 to 187V. During those
strenuous years Mr. Sorenson and 'Mr.
Roaewater comprised about the whole edi
torial force of th paper. However, during
the '70'a Wllllt Sweet wat, for a period, a
newt and editorial writer and later went
to Idaho end when that territory became
a stat h was graduated Into a congress
man. As The Bee waxed etrong additional
help wat needed and among the old regime
Waa J. B. Piper, who performed some local
work and Is now In the real estate business.
Constantlne J. Smyth, Shortly after gradu
ating from college, became connected with
the advertising department, subsequently
engaging in other pursuits and the practice
of law and later became attorney general
of Nebraska. James B. Haynea be cam a
member of The Be staff In 1881 and eon
tinned with Th Be for many years eventu
ally becoming managing editor, and la now
prlvaU esoretary to Senator Millard. Along
about thi period A. C. Troup (now Judge
Troup), becaju a traveling correspondent
and solicitor for Th Be until he relin
quished newspaper work ' for, the law. T.
W. Blackburn was similarly employed . on
th paper With Mr. Troup a traveling rep
resentative and correspondent Another of
the traveling correspondent for The Bee
was John H. Pierce, who for a few yeare
previously wrote a aerie of letter to Th
Be from th Black Hill, over the nom de
plume ot "Hanger." PI ere later went Into
the ministry and during th Trantmlstlt
tlppl exposition ran th Brunswick hotel
bar. A little later George F. Canls came
on th paper and conducted th exchange
department, which Mr. Roaewater esteemed
of great value. This became a very Import
ant and Interesting department of the
paper, being a great variety of interesting
Item of newt gathered from lb northwest,
published. Monday mornings as th North
western New budget. When last heard
from Mr. Canls wa publishing a paper at
Blackfoot, Idahd. A. J. Xtndrlck was on
of the local writer on The Be during th
'eua. He resigned and went to Chicago,
where he became city editor of the Chicago
Dally New. During the World fair
Keudrlck broke down and Victor Lawson,
In appreciation of hia . service gave him
tl.eot nd told him ta repay it when he
could. KendrJck put som other money
to this and went to Fort Smith, Ark., where
h established the Dally- Record, which he
Is still successfully conducting.
Fred Bentinger, aa Iowan, 'cam on Th
Be M tjieclal writer ta th .later 'tv.
Remaining with Th Be few year he
went to Chicago and won hi wurt on
th Record-Herald, which later tent him
to Paris to do the World's exposition for
that paper. He afterwards waa . given
charge of the Heccrd-Herald'e bureau at
Washington and la now in charge of the
New Tork bureau for that paper, and filet
anywhere from 1,00 to 11,000 worda for
that paper every night.
Billy Kent wat also a well-known' re
porter on The Be In those day and waa
distinguished for hit Imaginative quali
ties. One of hi great scheme waa th
possibility of bridging Bering straits, and
he confidently believed that he would yet
live to see a railway from Chicago to St.
Petereburg. Th last heard of him he.
waa at St. Joseph, Mo.
Ed E. O'Brien was city editor of The
Bee In the early 'tOs. He later went to
Oakland, Cal., and was employed on the
Tribune ot that city. Afterward he wat
employed on th Examiner at San Fran
cisco, and won great feme for hi dis
covery of the sensational murder of two
girls In one of th churches of that olty
and for which Theodore Durant Wat later
executed a th murderer.
Harry Hunter succeeded O'Brien on th
city desk of The Bee. He came her from
Canada. After leaving The Be he went
to Denver and beam managing editor cf
the Denver TJmes. -His health failed him
and he went4o 8L Louis and mad a
name .for himself on the Globe-Democrat
and waa sent by thst paper to Washing
ton. Upon the purchase of the Pott by
John R. McLean, Hunter waa given th
poeitlon of managing editor, which posi
tion ha at 1 11 hold.
fills W. Nile for a time occupied th
dual position of editor of The Weekly Be
and day telegraph editor. He resigned to
accept a position with an unci who wat
editor and publisher of the Newark (N. J.)
Evening Newt, and he It now second only
In rank and authority on that paper to the
W. E. Annln, fresh from Princeton, came
to Omaha to make hit fortune and found
employment In the office of the county
clerk. Mr. Roeewater recognised tn him
some considerable ability and employed
him as- exchange editor and paragraph
writer. Mr. Annln continued with Th Be
until th election of A. 8. Paddock to the
senate, and he waa appointed Senator Pad
dock' private secretary. While In Wash
ington he became th correspondent of sev
eral western papers, and subsequently en
tered th rural free delivery aervloa aa Ita
western superintendent, and died a few
yer ago In Arltona.
In 18M Edwin C. Hardy, an old newspa
per man of Cleveland, O.. became attached
to Tha Bee editorial staff at an editorial
writer, continuing with It until a few
months ago, when he resigned to return to
his old home, In th Buckeye ttate.
Washington D.- Perclval. who wa form
erly night ctty editor of Th Bee, It now
employed 'on the editorial tarf of th
World-Herald. Robert Fink, county and
city treasurer. It an old Bee reporter. J.
W. Hosier Is another old Bee man In
Omaha and was one of the flrst to suggest
th ex-employe attending the funeral.
All of the old employes who were In th
City. Including J. B. Haynea, Alfred Soren
ton, T. W. Blackburn, J. C Troup, N. P.
Flel and othere atteated their esteem for
their old employer In their pretence t Mr.
Rosewater'a funeral Sunday afternoon and
Joined In the resolutions of respect for his
GERMANS MOl'RX DEATH OF FltlEND
Two Soetetlee- Adopt ReslwHB ta
Mesnorr of Mr. Rsiswster.
. Two, of th largest German societies of
the city held meeting Sunday afternoon,
at which resolutions of sorrow at the
death of Edward Roaewater wer adopted.
One was the Lendwehr-Vereln of Omaha
and th other th Omaha Flattdeutacher
Verein. ' ' '
These resolution Wer Introduced at the
meeting of the Landwehr-Verein by !E.
Tha t.an,iarehi-Vafe.aJa r riM..k.
tembled In convention, heart with great
sorrow of the sudden death of on of our
foremost fellow cltlsens and beat known
Journalists, Edward Roeewater. Be It
Resolved, Through the death of thla moat
Sromlnent cltiten of our city and state, w
enior the- lost of man whote memory
win vm wun us in our neartt long after
hla consignment to the grave. Be It
tlauJwMl T U . , ...... m ... .. . . - a . . .
- ...... . " . wur am-iei,, Climoi n
glncere sympathy and deepeet condolence
w inn ia.iiiii.v in ita neavy ana auaaen loss.
Resolution wer Introduced at th meet.
Ing of th Omaha Plattdeutecher-Verein by
TAGGART DECLINES TO TALK
Chairman Bay Ho Haa Not Vet
Received Letter from Charle
Aw Walsh. ,
FRENCH LtCK. Ind., Sept. I. Thomas
Taggaft, chairman of th democratic na
tional committee, aald tonight be had not
received aa yet a letter from Chart A.
Walth resigning aa the member of the na
tional committee from Iowa, and prior to
Ita receipt could not discus It.
Life Iassrtaet. - .
For tt cent you can now ihaur your
self and family vagaint any bad results
from an atttck of colic or diarrhoea dur
ing the tummer months. That la th price
of a bottle of Chamberlain' Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy, a medicine tht
hat never been known to fall. Buy It now.
It may save life. . .
FORECAST CFJHE WEATHER
Fair Today aad Tonaarraw la K
hrasha aad Sooth, Dakota f hwre
-, Today la Iowa.
WASHINGTON. Sept. ..-Forecast of th
weather for Monday and Tuesday:
For Nebraska. Kansas and South Dakota
Fair Monday and Tuesday.
. For Iowa and Missouri Shower Mon
day, slightly cooler; Tuesday, fair.
For Wyoming and Colorado Fair"" Mon
day and Tuesday.'
For Colorado Bhowsrs Monday, with ris
ing temperature; Tuesday, fair and warmer.
OFFICB OPTHB WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, SepC- 1 Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
yeare: 1K. IS. 104. 14.
Maximum temperature .. 7 71 78 - M
Minimum temperature ... it MM
Mean temperature 71 U II
Precipitation ............... . .09' .
Temperature and precipitation departure
from th normal at Omaha since March 1
and comparison with the last two yearn
Normal temperature , St
Excess for th day , 1
Total deficiency alnc March 1 .114
Normal precipitation It Inch
Excess for the day a Inch
Precipitation since Msrcb . U.sD inches
Deficiency since March 1 ;.. 4. M Inches
Deficiency for' cor. period. 106.. I.M Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1104.... 1.1 Inche
Report fra ttatlaa at T P. M.
Station and But Temp. Max. Rain
of Weather. t p. m. Temp. fall.
Bismarck, clear 7t 74 .Oil
Cheyenne, cloudy M M .tt)
Chicago, Cloudy TO 74 .1.
Davenport, cloudy 7 Tt .01
Denver, raining U U .44
Havre, clear 74 78 .00
Helena, clear ,. Tt 7 .Ou
Huron, clear Tt 74 .)
Kansat City, cloudy ; 71 It .11
North Platte, part cloudy.. TO 74 .T
Omaha, eiear 71 7l- .01
Rapid City, cloudy 70 74 .00
St. Loula. cloudy Kt - M .00
St. Paul, clear 7t 74 .00
Salt Lake City, clear ...... 70 71 .T
Valentin, part cloudy ....71 74 .
Wlillaton, - dear 71 74 .00
T Indicate trace of precipl'tlon.
. . 1. A- WELSH, Local rorecvtttr.
EULOGY OF CEO. L. SHELDON
Tribute. rtd U Edward EoMwgWi CUf-
acttr If Komlnt for Gmraor.
NEVER COMPROMISED WITH THE WRONG
Faith! tervaat of People, It
rask-ed Aside Personal Oala e
PerfertM Ml Duty '
ft Paw It.
Among th thousai.ds ot frienda who
attendtd the funeral of Edward Rose
water none grieved more sincerely than
did George L. -Sheldon of Netutwka.
"I have lost my very best friend In Ne
braska," said Mr. Sheldon, "in th death
of Mr. Roaewater. and th peopl hav 4
k)tt their greatest champion. He stood
for Integrity and ter rugged honesty. He
sacrificed self for the stste. He refuted
to compromise with wrong. Neither po
litical honors nor great riches could
twerv him from what he believed to be
his duty to the stat and nation. It
waa my pleasure to fcompalgn with him
during the last few month tnd In hit
speeches he discussed tnd offered tolu-
tlont for questtoht which ' are yet to
riot to confront tht American govern
ment. "He was a far-seeing msn. Hit ability
wtt . unquestioned and . whenever matters
of grave moment arose Mr. Roeewater
could meet them. He had Ihe remedy.
The common people of Nebraska never
had a liettr friend than he.
"The trlta In Mr. Rosewater'a char
acter which Mood out most prominently.
In my opinion, wer hi grasp (if aftalra
and hit rugged honesty. He wtt at all
timet the enemy of tham and graft , and
Never Tempted by Private Gala.
."He mcrlflced political 'honor tnd
money rather than-have men elected to
office -whom he considered 'did not stand
for the best Interests of the people of
thlt ttate. He knew What It would cost
him at the time, but he never hesitated
to do the right or whtt he thought to be
for the' Best Interest ot hit ttate.
"Mr. Rotewater wtt my father's friend
tnd my father waa hit friend. I hav
known him line I wa a small bey and
I hav known him since I became t man
and never have I seen him , hesitate be
tween right and wrong, no v matter what
the consequence . to him. Peopl who
hav continually opposed . him and who
hav fought him, either did not know th
man or they were enemies of truth and
honesty. Mr. Roaewater ' did. much for
Nebraska and at all time he put th
Interests of tht ttkt above hit own In
terests." Th friendship between the elder Shel
don and Mr. Roeewater exleted for year,
both, men serving In the Nebraska legla
latdr tt the' earn time and both stand
ing shoulder to shoulder in the memorable
contests of that time, noUblv th Im
peachment Of Governor Butler. Mr.
Roaewater tried,' though ftr-valn, to eecure
the nomination of the elder Sheldon for
governor. At the death of the elder
Sheldon the affection Mr. Roeewater hid
for. him waa transferred to Oeorge L.
Sheldon, . and though he failed to nam
the father for governor h took great
pride In th fact that the ton secured th
rumination at th handt of th late re
let'o., n convention.
tn hi litt peecli, delivered at Waterloo
last Thursday, Mr. Roeewater paid a com
pliment to George Sheldon, the eon of hi
o1d-lme friend. In speaking of corporation
control of ttate potltlct he said:
Instead of giving ut oak and hlrkorv In
the steteheuse. they revs us basal brush
and willow. Hssel brush and willow we
have had. and. thank God. we are going to
have at least On man In that ststehouse
within the next six months that la mail n
roak and hickory yes, of Ironwaod. .
STARTS FOR WEST
(Continued from First Pig.)
newsboys and cabby's horses, which at
tracted much attention. Quite a number
Of those who cam east with th del,
gallon left th party her In order to
vialt Botton. Philadelphia and' Washing
ton and If pottlble get a few day In th
Adirondack. Tho who left today for
home, nearly a hundred In number, hav
had th time of their Uvea.
Mr. Bryan apeqt a comparatively quiet
Sunday, mostly at the Victoria hotel,
where he received a number of visitor
who called for a short chat and a rood
bye hsndshtk. Early tn the afternoon,
Borough President Bird S. Coler arrived
in an automobile and took Mr. and Mr.
Bryan over to hi horn In Brooklyn for
luncheon. Among those who caHed on
Mr. Bryan during the day were y-Oov-ernor
Benton McMillan of Tennessee,
Congressman OUIe James of Kentucky,
John W. Tomllnson of Alabama, Rufus
S. Rhoadea of Alabama, F. A, Hood of
Chattanooga, Urey Woodson, national
committeeman from Kentucky; Congress
man William Suiter and Mr, 'and Mr.
Norman B. Mack.
Plana for DetreM Meet lag. -
DETROIT, Mich.. Sept i-Plan for th
reception and enteralnment f William J.
Bryan on hla visit to Detroit tomorrow
wer definitely completed today.
Mr. Bryan and party' of Nebraskan ac
companying him from 'w fork to hla
horn at Lincoln, ar scheduled ' to axriv
over th Grand Trunk road at noon. , They
will b met ar-Wi station by a reception
committee composed of prominent demo
cratic leader of th city ' and stat and
which will escort th visitor to the Hotel
Cedlllao, where Mayor Codd will extend
them a formal welcome.
A fur dinner th party will be taken to
th state fair ground In automobile,
wher Mr. Bryan will malt a short ad-
dress. - It la planned that th Bryan party
hall spend about an hour at the fair, re
turning to th city for supper. At
o'clock Mr. Bryan will address a democrat lo
mass meeting at th Light Guard armory,
from whence h will go directly to hi train,
which will leave for Chicago at 11 o'clock.
A th city 1 crowded with visitor In
attendance upon th fair and tomorrow be
ing a holiday, It I anticipated that th
crowd at th ground in th afternoon will
be so great that a reception to Mr- Bryan
will be Imvoaslbl. In th vnlng at th
armory, however, a nnn-poiltlcal reception
will be given him.
OMAHA PEOPLE HURT IN WRECK
arllagtea'a Denver Passeager Trala
Crashee Iat Freight Hear
WRAT, Colo., Sept. I. (Special Tel,
gram.) In peculiar wreck on the 'Bur
lington at Schramm, twenty-four mile
wast of hsfe. Saturday, Engineer O. R.
Frey washilled and Mrs. M. C Kern and
A. E. Shepherd, both giving Omaha a
their home, wer painfully but not danger
eualy Injured. An eatra freight train ran
Into the regular Omaha-Denver passenger.
Three coaches and . flva freight oar war
mashed. The only cause tha official c.va
surmise I that Engineer Frey must hasps
been asleep at hit pott or that ht had
fallen from th engine. Hi fireman I
missing and the engineer' body la be
lieved to b In tbe wreckage.
Sterling SUver-Freaser, iftta and DOdg.