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TTIi: OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: OCTOBER 14. 100.
WARD TAIES IP ELEVATORS
aid Iavsttirat Prices.
SESSIONARY DELEGATES VISIT HOME
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ll"om Staff Correspondent.)
SUXCtJLN. Oct. 13.-(8pecial-Tr.e State
f JS'u'd Of Public Lands and Building today
Srr-iCfd Architect George Berllnghof to
- n inTTKiiuBnon or the pfnpoeed food
"vatA. system for the Hastings asylum.
fflmlna th tr a t w I ahl.k l. - - . .
-., nun M iii nnnnnir
ha on hand and which the specification
w all for, and submit a report aa to whether
.. th amount which the contract calls
for. la fair and reasonable or exorbitant.
This action taken at -the auggeetlon
of TrfMr-r M rtensen after the matter
had been thoroughly discussed. Superin
tendent Kern wa present at the meeting,
a dnln retard . to. a deficit at the asylum
told the board that there might possibly
he a shortage for the last month of the
hlennlum, but he thought there would be
Twenty of fund to (ret through without a
There. waa no.erldence on hand to con
firm the suspicion of a combine among the
hlddera, but It was thought Juat aa well
to Include thla In the .Investigation to be
made by Architect Bertlnghof, ao that all
facte bearing, on the anbject may be made
public. v. . ...
Originally a bid waa submitted by the
Mollne Elevator company for the Installa
tion of a good holat ayatetn at Hasting to
coat 13.100. Before, the atate board let the
contract It cauaed the specification to be
revised." whereupon the firm withdrew Ha
offer. . At a later time new blda were re
ceived from the Mollne company. Earl
Wescott and one other house. .The Mollne'
eecond proposition waa about 5.n0. or more
than twice Ita former one. Aa Weecott
had the loweat bid then on file the contract
Wf a let to him. He ordered material, which
waa delivered on the asylum grounds, and
part of the construction work on the food
levator ayatem haa already been done. It
la still Incomplete, owing to a mistake In
furnishing the wrong kind of dynamoa,
which need to be exchanged for larger ones.
Ismd Commissioner Eaton, who. la chair
man of the Public Lands and Building
board, recently wrote to the Mollne people
asking a fufl 'explanation why the first bid
waa withdrawn and the second waa ao
much larger than the first. He received a
letter In reply, which waa read to the board,
substantially aa follows:
Our reason for calling back the t? 100 bid
waa that It waa not our original offer, and
when made was based on the condition that
the contract be let Immediately, which whs
not done. That bid covered aeven food
hoists, but provided that all old muter In I
on hand should be used. The state waa to
do all electric wiring, furnish the founda
tions and do all rough work. The bid did
not Include counter weights or fool-proof
After the first hid had been withdrawn
the specifications were entlrelv changd.
The second draft asked for blda on seven
fool-proof food elevators, placed on suitable
decks over a hatchway furnished and
placed by ua. It ahto called on the con
tractor to provide a patent device on the
elevator doora to make the hoist inopera
tive when-left open. These alterations,
together with the increaae of wage and
higher prices of material, made it neces
sary ii raiw me original oiu.
: Work Not Stopped.
Superintendent Kern declared privMoly
after the meeting that he had not directed
the work to be stopped, and that It would
he up to the Board of Public Lands and
Buildings, rather than to Governor Mickey,
to aarvwhe.ther or not It should go on. .
Mmbr--if tug. board -eapreeaed tbem
selvea aa of the belief that If the contract
la found to have been properly let at a
fair price for the work and material It
would not be right to cancel it after the
contractor haa bought his -fluff and com
menced construction, even If that could
legally be done.
The present eondltlon4tf the work la sta
tionary, while waiting for the half-horse
power motor to be exchanged for othera
of double capacity. Owdtiita for the ele
vators have been put In an wires passed
tip through the tunnels, readv for connec
tion whenever the hoists are Installed,
lorklaa: Oeate of Attoraey.
District Judge Holmes thla afternoon ad
monished the members of the Lancaster
county bar, that he will conform with the
law and will appoint, to defend parties
charged With criminal offenses and who
have filed poverty affidavits, sufh counsel
aa he thought beet. He waa Impellfd to
make this statement by the fact that a
large number of prisoners In the county
Jail have caused such affidavlte to be filed
by attorneya. Judge Holmes stated that
the fact that a lawyor had filed an affi-
davit of thla kind would not be considered
sufficient reason why that attorney should
bo appointed to defend the prisoner.
Ne PoatoMre Orrepled.
The Uncoln postofflce will be moved to
ita new building tonight and Sunday and
will open for. business In the new location
Monday morning. Work will at once begin
on the remodeling of the. old building for
use aa a city hall. Only the first floor will
be changed at present.
Colorado Compear Waats la,
' Barred -out of Nebraska several month
ago by order of the Stat- Banking Board,
the International Improvement company of
Colorado la still seeking the privilege of
doing business here. K. K. Brltthoff of
I)enver, one of Ita) officers, is In Uncoln
to confer with atate officials on the sub
ject. He called this morning on Attorney
General Brown, Auditor Searle and Treas
urer Mortenaen. who are members of the
board, but failed to aee Secretary Royse
of the banking department. Mr. Britthoff
consulted Secretary of State Oalusha re
garding the lawa of Nebraska.' particularly
those "applying to investment companies. In
which c!aa the Colorado corporation be
longs. The application of the International Im
provement company for a Nebraska permit
waa acted upon adversely by the Banking
board because. In the view of the mem
bers, It promised more returns to Investors
than It. could reasonably expect to give
them and Its articles of incorporation con
tained rules of forfeiture for non-payment
of dues which were considered too
A meeting of the banking board waa
held thla afternoon in the office of Secre
tary Royse, at which time Mr. Brltthoff
made a plea -In behalf of the admission
of his company to the atate. It Is not
believed the board will reverse ita action,
but -the matter waa taken under advise
ment. Ho trlaka for Police.
Liquor dealers of Lincoln have been
forbidden to aell or give thirst-quenching
draught! to membera of the capital city's
police force. Notice to thla effect has
been served by Mayor Brown, who de
clarea that offendera against his decree
may find their licensee forfeited. Dur
ing the past few weeka the mayor and
excise board have been vexed by re
peated reports that certain officer have
not been walking In the path of sobriety.
One policeman waa detected In blowing
foam while a fight was In progress leaa
than a block distanct, for which derelic
tion the officer lost his star. A member
of the detective force, during the past
week, haa engagud in a prolonged revel
of hilarity, but because of his efficiency
he was permitted, to remain on the force
on a pledge to reform.. Convinced that
several of the liquor dealers had adopted
a program of working a . stand in with
the police by the gift of drinks, the
mayor haa Issued his ukaae to the aa
loonists -that, they, too, will be held ac
countable for the Insobriety, of the po
lice. Laborer Fatally Hart.
' C. C, Clover, a laborer about CO year
of age,- employed on the new Sawyer
apartment houae at -fourteenth and K
streets, thla afternoon' stepped through
in 'epeflilngn the" fourth floor aod'fell
to the first floor, where he atruck on his
head. He waa picked up unconscious and
taken to a hospital, where It waa found
that his entire left side waa paralysed.
It la not thought that he can recover.
Bad Odor of . Indigestion, Smoking,
Drinking or Katlng Can Be
- ' AKPX.B PAOKAOB KAXX.ED ES.
Other people notice your bad breath
where you would not notice it at all. It
Is nauseating to other people to stand be
fore the n while you are talking, give
them a whiff or two of your bad breath.
It - usually cornea from food fermenting
on your atomach. Sometimes you have
It lnN the' morning that awful sour, bil
ious, bad breath. You can atop that at
once by swallowing one or two Stuart
Charcoal Losengee, the most powerful
gaa and odor absorbers ever prepared.
Sometimes your meals will reveal them
selves In your breath to those who talk
with you. "You've had unloua," or
"You've been eating cabbage," and all of
a audden yo'J belch In the face of your
friend. Charcoal is a wonderful absorber
of odor, aa every one knows. That - Is
why Btuart'a Tharcoal Losenge are ao
quick to UP ail gaie and odors or oder
uus foods, or gaa from Indlgeatiou.
- Don't use breath perfume. They never
conceal the odor, and never absorb the
gaa that cause the odor. Besides, the
very fact of using them reveals the reason
for their use. Stuart' Charcoal Lounges
In the first placi stop for gooo all sour
brash and belching of gaa. and make your
breath pure, . fresh snd sweet, Just after
you've eaten. Then no one will turn his
faee away from you when you breathe or
talk; your breath will be pure and fresh,
and besides your food will lasts so much
better to you at your next meal. Just try
doe other wonderful things,
too. It carrlei away from your stomach
and ratestliica, 'all the Impurities there
massed together and which causes the
bad breath. Charceal la a purifier a well
aa an absorber. '
Charcoal I now by far the beat, most
eaay and mild laxative known. A whole
boxful will do no harm; In fact, the more
you take the better. Stuart Charcoal
Losengee are made of pur willow char
coal and mixed with Juat a faint flavor
of honey to make them palatable for you.
' but too sweet. You just chew them
lik candy- Tby are absolutely harm-
Uet a new, pure, aweet breath, freshen
your 'stomach, for your next meal, and
keep th. Intestine In good working order.
These two things are the aecret of good
health and long life. You can get all tho
charcoal neeeaaary to do these wonderful
but simply thing by getting Stuart
Charcoal Losenges. W want you t
teat thea Utile wsnder workers yourself
befer you buy them. So send us your full
nam and addre for a free sample of
Sturat Chsccl Loxeogea. Then fter
you have tried the sample, and been. con
vinced, go to your druggist and get a o
box of them. Youu feel better all over,
tuore comfortable, and ""cleaner" Inside.
Send us your nam and address today
and w will at once send you by mail a
aaropie package. fro. Address F. A.
Stuart Co.. 9 Stuart Bid-.. w-shall.
WOMEN VISIT HOMB AT YORK
Missionary Society Delegates Pleased
wllk Way Money I Spent.
YORU. Neb.. Oct.- lj.-(8peclal.) At 10
o'clock this morning over fifty of the cit
ixen of York were at the depot with car
riages and conveyances to receive the del
egatus of the National Women's Home
Missionary society, who arrived on a spe
cial train from Lincoln.
They were at once driven by a circuitous
route to Fraternal hall, where the dele
gates were given a word of welcome by
Rev. F. A. Colony, Mayor Boverelgn, and
George F. Corcoran, president of the Com
mercial club, after- which dinner waa
served in the banquet hall. After dinner
carriages were in readiness to make the
drive to the home. Owing to the early
rain and threatening weather during the
day "there were few dtroratlona.
The Commercial club presented each
woman with an envelope on which was In
scribed; "Souvenirs' of York, Nebraska.
Compliments of the York Commercial
Club," In which were Inserted five aouvtnlr
postal cards of the parka, public buildings
and business houses of York.
The women expressed their appreciation
for the hospitality of York's citizens.
They also congratulated Mr. Bpurlock on
his successful management of the Mothers'
Jewel borne. Thi I one of . several
homes supported by the society and
through Ita benevolence the home haa been
receiving from HUO to t50 a month for Its
maintenance. The object of the home Is
to care for orphan and deserted children
tinder the age of twelve. The Mothers'
Jewels home has large, modern and com
modious buildings, well adapted to the pur
pose for which they are used. The home
also place children in families In this
state and have taken particular care to
see that each child is well taken care of.
BIG CATTLK SHIFMrCMTS COMIXO
Railroads Bead All Available Stock
Cara West tal Readiness.
FREMONT. Neb.. Oct. It. -(Special.)-.
For several days the Northwestern road
ha been hauling all Ita available slock
cars west In preparation for extensive
shipments. Within the next three days
it 1 expected that no less than 760 cara
of stock will he shipped through here
over that road to the Houth Omaha and
Chicago markets. The shipment of so
much stock at one time la something un
usual, fall shipments of cattle generally
extending over a period of two or three
weeks. This year all the heavy ranch
owners are marketing their stock at bbout
the same time. All englnemen and train
men on the Nebraaka divisions will bn
busy, and especially between here and
Omaha the capacity of the road will t
Stranger Killed Xear Hlar Springs.
NORTH PLATTE. Neb.. Oct. M.-tSpc-clal.
A man about M years of age fell
from train No. 5, one and a half miles
east of Big Springs, Wednesday morning,
while the train was running forty-five
mile an hour, and auatained Injuries from
which he died a abort time after. He, in
company with his wife, was tu route from
Michigan to Dallea, Ore., and as the train
neared , Big Springe, he walked from his
eat Into the vestibule. The supposition Is
that he opened the vestibule door and,
losing hi balance, fell to the ground. On
being mlaaed by hi wife, and not finding
hlin on board, the train waa backed up
and the man found lying In the ditch. He
wa taken to Big Springs aa died within
aa hour. .
FUSION OFFERS NO RELIEF
fibtldsa Shows Hew Its Aunonnetd Pltsi
DEFINITE PROMISE FROM REPUBLICANS
Shows I a Present faeejaatltr of
Railroad Ratea and -What He and
Ills Party Propones to Do
A boat It.
NORFOLK, Neb., Oct. 18. (Special
Telegram.) George I Sheldon. Judge
Boyd, Vnlted States Marshal Warner and
C. A. Randall addressed an Auditorium
filled with people on the campaign Issues
tonight. The speech here was notjble be
cause it mas here that Shallenberger
opened his state campaign and here he
returns Monday night. Mr. Sheldon said
he was glad it was Saturday night, be
cause he Is about worn out with the
week's campaigning. He featured his
speech with an attack on railroad shirk
ing of taxes, high freight rates In Ne
braska aa compared with other atates,
2-cent passenger fare plan and the re
publican platform, which promises to make
laws correcting .existing evil and give
relief to the people. He declared he
would not go Into the governor'a office if
he were elected unless ha could be In a
position to carry out hi promises. Mr.
Sheldon declared that the democrats
promise no relief and that that party, to
gether with the railroads, la trying to
defeat these reforms, lie says there ,1a
no law now on which freight ratea can
he made equitable, yet hallenberger saya
we have enough laws and that he would
rely on present laws to carry out the
reduction In rates.
Qaotra Some Rates.
Mr. Sheldon quoted rates. Flour, he
aid. was 13 cents from Norfolk to Omaha
and 33 cents from Omaha to Liverpool.
Wheat Is 13 cent from Norfolk to Omaha.
10 otnts the same distance In Minnesota
and 3.3 cents In Iowa. Hogs are 17V cents
from Norfolk to Omaha, 11.3 cents for the
same distance in Iowa. A car load of
merchandise Is 8170 from Chicago to
Omaha, $230 from Chicago to Norfolk and
$'.'40 from Chicago to Niobrara. If the
Nebraska corn rate were equal to the
Omaha and Chicago rate Madison county
would have saved ?90,0ii0 last year and a
rate equal to Iowa'a would save 317 on
every car of corn. Mr. Sheldon, after
making each point of discrimination, has
an effective way of saying. "Now I don't
think that' right; do you?" and the ap
plause of the audience Indicated that it
did not. Mr. Bheldon condemned the
Union Pacific railroad for not paying Ita
taxes. He declared that the present State
Board of Equalization has given Nebraska
the fairest aaseament that the state has
ever known, despite attacks upon it from
"The democrat claim the republican
party ha stolen its clothrs principles,
said the speaker. "We are always glad
to take good principles when we find them
and I want to appeal to you democrats to
support the republican party In order to
get your principles carried out."
Mr. Sheldon promised that the republican
legislature next year la going to abolish the
pasa system and reduce, pawtenger rates.
He defied the democrats to produce a plank
In their platform which showed genuine re
lief for any of the existing evil.
W. P. Warner of Dakota City said he had
a warm a pot In hlsjieart for Norfolk. He
had not' been In favor of nominating
United States senators in convention, but
now that the republicans had done thla he
believed the convention candidate was
every republican's candidate. He urged
that a republican senator and representa
tive be chosen In order to aid Roosevelt.
Qaesttoa of Campaign.
Judge Boyd said he appreciated Norfolk's
past support, regardTean of party. If he had
done hi official duty honestly and fairly,
then he believed they felt satisfied with
their mipport. He had always been taught
that republican principles were better for
thla country than any other. "That Is the
question to vote on In this campaign."
C. A. Randall said he had not been ask
ing people to vote for him unless they be
lieved he waa the right man, and that If
elected he would be honest In his effort to
gain all needed legislation.
Candidates Talk at Wayne.
WAYNE. Neb., Oct. 13. (Special Tele
gram.)1 The republican meeting held at the
opera houee this afternoon was very In-,
terestlng, though not largely attended.
After music by the Wayne Commercial club
band, A. R. Davis Introduced Hon. C. R.
Randall, Candidate for state senator, who,
In a few happy remarks, won the favor of
the audience. He was followed by H. E.
Simmons, candidate for representative from
thla district Judge Williams of Pierce,
candidate for railroad commissioner, and
William P. Warner, United State marnhal,
In short addresses, that of the latter being
muchr appreciated when he spoke of his
home being in northeast Nebraska, al
though Introduced as iielng from Omaha.
The principal speaker of the afternoon waa
George L. Sheldon, who In a convincing
manner made known the candltlona In Ne
braska and what the republican party In
tended to do. Owing to the lateneaa of
the hour, though paying a high tribute to
th accomplishment of the republican party
during the past firty years, he did not re
fer to national politics, but gave attention
to atate matter. He devoted most of the
time to the question of freight discrimina
tion and the t-eent passenger ' rate ques
tion, showing It waa absolutely necessary
to have a railroad commlsatoner to fit pas
senger fares In accordance with the earn
ings of. the roada, In order that the law
might not be contested and declared un
conatituttonal and thereby fall to get any
relief whatever. He also clearly made
known why there could be no enforcement
of the" maximum rate bill. The speaker
gave facts and figures, showing a remark
able difference between the freight rates
from Wyoming to Orhaha, a distance of US
miles, and a like distance from Iowa, a
feature, that set his hearer thinking. . Mr.
Sheldon was given rloit attention through
Sheldon was given close attention through
out and during hla stay In the city made
many friend. Owing to missing railway
connection at Norfolk, Judge Boyd, candi
date for' congress, was unable to reach
Wayne for the meeting.
Open Campaign at Schayler.
SCHUYLER. Neb.. Oct. 13. (Special.)
The republican campaign opened here Fri
day evening with one of the largest rally
crowds of the year. H. H. Woods pre
sided over the meeting. Judge J. F. Boyd,
candidate for congress from the Third dis
trict, was greeted with great applause
when he stepped up to make his talk. He
touched on many points, among which
was the pass question. United Btatea
Senator E. J. Burkett was alao on the
platform for a speech and made a fine
talk, telling the good points of the repub
lican party and urging hla hearers to vote
for the different republican candidates at
the coming election. Some democrats were
present at the meeting and they were en
thusiastic with the republican. Mr.
Churchill, candidate for county attorney,
and Joe Blmtrsl. candidate for representa
tive, also made abort 'alks.
ale In Dodge.
FREMONT. Neb.. Oct. 1 3. -(Special. )
The political situation in vdfc'e county this
fall 1 quiet. Local candidates, huwever.
Ak-Sar-Ben Carpet Sale
AUTISTIC floral desirns. and smart conventional mtterns that helped to make the den beautiful the
niglit of the ball. This year we used a much better grade of carpet and matting thau ever before;
the entire main floor being covered with fine Axnrinsters and Velvets. Used only once, these good
are practically perfect. Some slightly damaged goods go at even greater reductions. Broken prices, rich
ness of designs and the high grade of the fabric, make this undoubtedly the carpet event of the season. Its
an opportunity for securing beautiful, durable floor coverings at prices usually paid for inferior goods.
Sale now going on. Second floor. Bring measure of your rooms.
r.Oc MatHnKg for H)c and l.V yard.
78c Ingrains for n.V and 6k? yard.
75c Bnmsels for ftOc and .Vic yard.
$1.11) Velvets for T5c and 7IH- yard.
$1.25 Velvets for f4c snd c ysrd.
$1.25 Ax minuter for O.V yard.
Of the most substantial quality and fin
ish, in the newest styles. The most
elaborate display ever shown in the west, here for your choos
ing; lowest popular prices always. '
k w ii i"M tf-.m
Music Cabinets (like cut.)
Best quarter-sawed golden oak
or birch mahogany with ma
hogany panel iloor; hand pol
ished and excellent
Parlor Suite (like cut.) One of our newest fall patterns, made
up to our order; the very best of construction. Birch, highly
polished in a rich mahogany finish; loose cushion seats, covered
In rich green silk velour; held In place by silk cord CA
and tassels; three pieces I.
Parlor Table illke cut). Best qusr-ter-sawed
golden oak or birch ma
hogany finish, highly hand polished;
heavy pedestal center: pattern shape
top 14 inrnee in oiemeier.
trading for a larr lot
of these we are able t
offer them at
J Mi-ass c p
Csblnets. We are
sole agents for
this great time
and labor saving
cabinet. Let us
show you our
full line and ex
plain its merits.
Mission Rocker (like cut). Early English finish; the best
possible value in a heavy, large, comfortable rocker; has
Spanish leather strap cushion seat;
The Lace Curtaiii Sale
I an "
Bed (like cut) Heavy two
inehNpost and heavy top
rod and filling; best laquer
plain massive design, will
go at $22.50
still goes merrily on. It's a great big affair and
though we've sold an enormous quantity of them.
the values are as good as ever. For Monday we add several special large purchases of French and Swiss
Renaissance, hand made Cluny, real Arabian and Novelty Applique Curtains, at very great reductions. Ten
minutes spent in our drapery department tomorrow will convince you that it's an offer realty worth while.
Hand made Cluny and Battenburg, dainty Elaborate Arabian, Renaissance and Point Couch Covers; a gpectally fine cover, xtra
Appuque curtains, wnite, ecru mm n nr
or Arabian colors. snivel v
Saxony Brussels and -Venetian Point cur
tains, worth tip to $36, specially priced
for this sale, per $22 50
Brussels Net, and Irish Point
eurtains, per pair now only. . . .
Arabian.. Renaissance, Brussels
Irish Point curtains, worth up
to $10 pair, Monday only.
heavy weave, 60 Inches wide,
3 yards long, each. . , ,
Splendid collection of lac curtains of
various kinds, worth up to $i.T6, f AA
special for Monday, per pair.
South 16th St.
Reading Lamps and Brlc-a-Brac from all corners of the globe. We have
gathered together a most artistic collection and would like you to see It.
Orchard (Si Wilhelm Carpet Co.
are busy, both sides conducting active Mill
hunt campaigna. The republicans nave
held no public meetings and the democrat
only one, wl)ich was addret-sed by their
candidate for governor. Mr. Shallenberger.
Dodge county, once the banner democratic
xnuutv or the state, has been going re
publican pretty regularly of late and last
year, for the first time, by n solid delega
tion In the legislature. The aemocrats are
maklne- a hard light for county attorney.
but with little prospect of success.
Sbeldoa at Randolph.
HART1NQTON, Neb.. Oct. 13. (Special.)
Hon. George U. Sheldon spoke at Ran
dolph last night to a large audience and
the meeting waa a auccesa In every way.
On October 1, Mr. Sheldon and Judge
Boyd, candidate for congress in this dis
trict, will speak at Hartington. Both Shel
don and Boyd arc popular In Cedar county
and will get a splendid vote here.
Scott's BlahT Republicans.
MITCHELL, Neb., Oct. 13.-8peeial Tele
gram.) The republicans In- county conven
tion at Mitchell todiiy nominated O. W.
Gardner of Gering for county attorney,
the First commissioner district to fill va
cancy for one year nominated A. H. Fuller
of Mlnatare. the present Incumbent; Sec
ond commissioner dlntrlct to fill vacancy
for two years, W. 11. Barbour of Scott
Bluff; Third commlsHioner district for full
term of three years, W. H. Sliawver of
GENEVA. Neb.. Oct. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett spoke In the dis
trict court room this afternoon. Congress
man Hinshaw as unable to be present
on account of sickness. A good crowd of
voters was present.
SMOOTH FORGER WORKS IIWVEB
Grta II 0 ad red ass Seveaty Dollars la
TECLMSEH. Neb., Oct. 13. (Special
Telegram.) One of the sharpest confidence
games played In this county In years waa
practiced this week. Monday a man, giving
the name of fharle Spicer and claiming
to live 011 a farm between Sterling and
Adams, came to the office of Attorney I- C.
Chapman in this city. Mr. Spiorr told the
attorney his son Fred Spicer tutd been em
ployed by William Kershaw, a well-to-do
farmer, who live near Sterling, for a year
and ten months and that there waa due
tl.B boy $1!"). He said his son was a minor
and had had trouble with Mr. Kershaw
and he wiehed the attorney to take the
claim for collection. Mr. Chapman wrote
a letter to Mr. Kershaw, making the claim
due young Spicer as stated by his father
and requested a settlement.
Later It developed Mr. Kerslutw did not
receive the communication.
Kpicer wt-nt 10 Sterling and no doubt
watched Mr. Kershaw's mall box, which
1 on the rural route, and took the letter
Mr. Chapman wrote therefrom. He then
prepared a clever forgery In annwer thereto
and forged a check for I1TO on the Farmer
& Merrhanta bank of Sterling, uxlng Mr.
Kershaw's name. The same train that
brought the forgeries to Tecumaeh brought
Mr. Spicer and shortly after mail time he
dropped Into Mr. Chapman's office pretend
ing to aee how matter were coming. The
lettor purporting to come from Mr. Ker
shaw went on to aay that young Spicer had
been careless In his work and iiad allowed
a valuable mare to be killed and that at
first Mr. Kershaw had expected to hold
the p-iy due him to pay for the same. He
hal decided to pay the Splcei. however.
and had sent hi check with the letter,
made out to the attorney, deducting CO
for board, due him from the boy and tell
ing th attorney that If the check wa
accepted In full payment for ervlce ren
dered by young Spicer for the attorney to
receipt therefor. In case the same waa
not so accepted an addressed envelop wa
enclosed for It return.
Mr. Chapman and Spicer went to the
Citixena' National bank here and got the
money and Mr. Chapman paid It over to
Spicer, minus th attorney' fee. The re
ceipt wa aent to Mr. Kershaw a requested
and thla wa the first of the proceedings
known to that gentleman.' He did not know
any one by the name of Spicer and no
such boy had ever worked for him.
Mr. Kershaw went to hla 'phone to call
up the bank or Mr. Chapman and he found
he could not use the Instrument. Upon
Investigation It was found the telephone
wires had been cut near hi house and the
ends tied up to a tree. Spicer had taken
hla money and left the country. He 1 not
known either In Sterling of Tecumaeh.
Spicer is a man of about 45 year and
weighs about 170 pounds, wore a peppered
black and white suit and black felt hat. He
presented to th county board some time
ago, as half of the coat of th Schuyler
bridge, which they claim Butler county
ahould pay. The county clerk refuse to
file th claim and it haa been Ignored by
the board. If suit 1 brought again this
county the board proposes to fight the
Mr. Mlnnlck. who had been absent for
ome months, wa a treated and taken to
Madison. It I believed thla 1 th last of
the indicted attendant.
Faraaev Held for Assaalt.
NORTH PLATTE. Neb., Oct. lt-(Spe-cial.)
A farmer by the name of Renslow,
living about twenty mile south of town,
wa brought In by Deputy Sheriff Lowell
Wednesday and I being held In Jail, pend
ing the outcome of injuries he Inflicted
upon Henry Wiley with a pooketknlfe. The
wounds consist of a bad cut on th right
breast, a gash on the right arm and an
other on the left ahoulder. At last account
th injured man wa in a very serious
condition, and the attending phyalcian said
the chances for recovery are against him.
Th stabbing I the result of a quarrel
over the trespass of cattle. The Wiley
were pasturing cattle for Fred Waltemath
and some of the animals succeeded In get
ting Into Renslow' cornfield, whereupon
he penned them up. The endeavor of the
Wiley to secure the release of the cat-
had smooth face and hi teeth are promt- tie, led to a quarrel which resulted In the
pent. The poatofflee inspectors have been stabbing. There were two or three eye
notified and the officer will go to work on ) witness to the affair, on of whom
the oaae at once. claim that two or more men Jumped on
I Itenslow, and that he had to use th knits
( I.RRGV HOM A CONVOCATION In order to defend himself from their
BLAIR. Neb.. Oct
annual convocation of
the . Episcopal
clergy of the diocese of Nebraska, which
closed yesterday, waa on of the moat
Interesting sessions that ha been held
by that body. Ther wer present Rt.
Rev. A. L. William. Very Rev. G. A.
Beech er. Rev. R. B. H. Bell.' Rev. C. B.
Brewrie. Rev. M. W. Ro. Rev. John Wil
liam and Rev. John A. William of
Omaha. Rev. James Wis of Booth Omaha,
General Missionary Rev. W. H. Moor and
District Missionary Rev. R. R. Dlgg.
Rev. A. H. Brooks of Nellgh, Rev. W. W.
Barnes of Hartlngton, Rev. B. C. Chand
ler of Nebraaka City, Rev. W. A. Mulli
gan of Beatrice, Rev. George W. Palmer
of Oakland. Rev. D. C. Patte of Cedar
Raplda. Rev. F. C. Smith of Central City,
Rev. H. B. Smith of Lincoln, Rev. C. A.
Smith of Crete, Rev: G. A. Stock we II f
Creighton, Rev. C. 8. Wills of Norfolk
and Rev. A. Westcott of Columbu. Dur
ing the day sessions paper war read and
discussed on "The Canon Law of Mar
riage and Divorce," and other subject,
and Tuesday and Wedneaday evening
wer devoted to the consideration of
"Christian Service" and "Home Training."
The meeting wer held In the Episcopal
church, which was welt filled with large,
appreciative audlencetat each aesslon.
The rector of the parish, Rev. A. E.
Marsh, had devoted much time to the
making of this session of th convoca
tion a success. On Wednesday evening
the principal feature wa a dinner given
to the visiting clergymen and laymen of
the pariah, when fifty sat down to a well
ordered feast, served by the Women'
guild of the church, which wa followed
by Impromptu apeeche.
Foarta Atteadaat Arrested.
NORFOLK. Neb.. Oct. 13. (Bpeclsl Tele
gram.) A fourth attendant wa arrested
today in th Norfolk Insane asylum case.
Retailers' CoaBsatttoo at Work.
SHKLTON, Neb., Oct. ll. (Special Tel
egram.) M. A. Hosteller of this place,
president of th Federation of Nebraaka
Retailers, has called a meeting of the
executive committee of that organisation
to meet at Columbu on Monday for th
purpose of completing th business orig
inated at th recent Fremont meeting and
to outline a policy that will be of benefit
to the retailer and tbetr' customer and
to protect themselves against th "dead
beat" class. They will organ! also tj
oppose measures calculated to act detri
mentally to th best Interest of th
ratios Rally la Final. .
HARVARD, Neb., Oct. 1 -(Special Tele
gram. )-The advertised fusion rally by
Fred Newberry, candidate for state sen
ator, and his glee club from Aurora this
afternoon wa a flssle. Only about sight
person were In th opera house at on
time and none of them stuck. Th meet
ing waa given up. Ther wa a good
crowd In town.
Mrnall Wreck at Ashlaad.
ASHLAND, Neb., Dot. ll-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) A alight wreck In the Burlington
yard her delayed passenger train No. 13
for about an hour thla evening. Two
freight trains on sidetrack cam together,
throwing some car over onto th mala
line, blocking traffic for a short Urn.
Batler-Colfas Bridge Case.
DAVID CITY, Neb.. Oct. 13 -(Special )
County Attorney Phelps of Colfax county,
wa over from Schuyler Tuesday, attending
th meeting of the county hoard, in the In
terests of th claim of I11.04TJ8, which he
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