Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 06, 1907, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: "WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1907. 3 ( HOREHIF M'DONALD'S'CRAtt Hew Bnch CointT EheriflTi Bills to " State An F added. ' HACK f ARE CHARGED FOR PASS RIDLS lltree hri teed In Oarti l obbo Walks Takea, not ' la Asked to Par oe. Carrlaeree. . (Prom a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. March . (BpectaL) It turns I eut that tba craft by which the Douglas county sheriffs have bean unlawfully en 1 rlchlng themselves out of tha atata treaa vUiry Includes not only padded bllla (or feed- i ng prlaonara after sentence and mileage charges for trlpa traveled on free passes, but also that thejr bare been making; fraud I nlent claims for hack hire when they never Deed hacka at all. In the claim filed with the legislature by Sheriff McDonald of Douglaa county, a i sample of which was published In Tha Bee last week together with an exhibit of the amounts asked and tha amounts cut out by tha auditor and tha claims committee, tha Items for hack hire were entirely over looked. A hunch from a party who ought to know prompted hn Inquiry as to how many prisoners brought down to the atate J penitentiary by Sheriff McDonald were 1 really conveyed In a hack or were taken down by foot or In the street car. The Bee correspondent went out to the j penitentiary and Interviewed personally a I large number of the prlaonera there sen Itenoed from Douglaa county and according , to their own stories a majority of them I were taken from the county jail In Omaha to the depot In street cars, while a few walked, but In every Instance whether the I prisoner rode In a street car for t cents or whether he walked, the Douglaa county sheriff has charged up 1 to the atate for alleged hack hire. Every one of the claims died by Sheriff McDonald with these fraud ulent Items for hacks are subscribed and worn to over hla own name, but this oath does not seem to have been conclusive. Wot the Prisoners Ray. Of the seventy some odd prisoners who were brought to tha penitentiary from Douglas county during 1(06. forty-four of them were Interviewed and each waa posi tive In hla statement as to how he was taken to the depot from the Douglas county Jail. Twenty-one said they had been placed on street ears and taken down; three said they had walked and twenty aid they had been taken down In hacka. t ' Sheriff McDonald made the sworn state- tnent that each one of the forty-four pris oners named In the table below had been taken to the Omaha depot from the county Jail In a. hack, and for eachon of them he charged up 1 to tha atate to pay the hack fare. All of the prlsonera declared Excel all other. Many style, whit and numberless exclu sive designs In fancy fabric. Aikr CUett fUitrU. " Uokftr C'lMMiaM. CtUCTT. PEABODY 4 CO.. S2 Formal Opening ....AND.... Souvenir Sale, , MARH 11, 12, 13. Entire NEW'sTOCK of FURNI TURE CARPETS, RUGS, LACE CURTAINS and DRAPERIES. Bee the MEW STORE and get the benefit of the SOUVENIR PKICK8 which these TI1RKE . , ' offer. . Miller, Stewart . Beaton Co. 41S-1B-17 South leth St. Itt fabrics, j Workmanship, fit v And comfort " ; . Vfy -I I Mil Employees Sent to Liquor Cure bsiihite Win. Coleman, la The Chicago Sunday Tribune, sara: ... 1 ' i- y"W W rrn few ye W I drank too au ' ? wfca a ataa 1 bis eats - a7 fired fall hlra eltegether. How there , are say we take It epoa tbeies to seas leeerlate sad valued ,"r0' , l" sure toe aJoohollsrn sns taea aaviag transformed there treat ertaslog ansa to so rasa, take them hack work. One Baa who holes a hiah iesUioa la a lereo buslrtMs eorporatloa that baa "re- H i earoarous aae drlakera. hut to their employers They ' figure how tha they get ao much bettor : work of she mop they have sent to (he ' tnetltotlona that they eaa wall afford the Baanelal eharaos ed the Varna of time that la omenta. There are working In Chicago many moa who do not touch a drop of liquor and who for that, among many other reasons, are mm lovo.tuo.bln tn lluiff HnnU.... m i r . side working or taooa -roo- Thoy are , filled with gratltudo to their superiors, wee naoee it poosioio tor tnom to -braee. ap." and thoy are much betUM sorvleo thaa thoy ever gave betore. (. II M tha hlea grade man that usually Is Tha boo of the word aavod la ceanoctloo requires some aueltrica- amaettmes a euoetloa how te bwpl lo to and girls from running to town I ciaimea- went 01 no !""-" ana aot wnoa he waa gotllag over a eproe ( m fashion, says that he and hla aosoclaios would naturally ho remorseful with -a look back upoa the old lime system as uai sort of romons thai la so muh Hue mmm eanur. sot oiuy ao .aoo aenah In that It wonro off on V -saved.' y uie f.'D. Armour, late head of tha Armour Packing Co., aaya of the Keeley Cure: "I have want about two hundred ot my employees', from butchers to fore men, end all have been permanently cured. (From a personal letter to Dr. Keeley) I do not think there la any one thins or any one man. who ever did the rood to humanity that you are doing with your care.'" - If Interested, write for booklet, "Facta About the) Keeley Cure," to The Keeley Institute, corner 16th and Casa St.. Omaha. Neb.- Correspondence la fonfidenUH. The eeley InstHuU treat Drunkeneaa, Ovlwn, Morphia aad Tobacco bUeaoea eoocesafully. r The Kidneys When t bey are weak, torpid, or stagnant, the whole system Supers. Don't neglect them at this time, bat heed tbe warning of the aching back, tbe bloated fact, tbe sallow Complexion, tbe urinary disorder, and begfn treatment at once with ' ' Hood '& Sar&d pari I la which contain tha best and safest curative Substances. In nana! liquid form or la chocolated tablets known as araatatb. 100 doses fL. they had' been taken from the Lincoln depot to the penitentiary In hacks. No statement was taken frorq any pris oner who In the least quibbled In hla an iwer, but the onea given below were made in the presence of officials at the state penitentiary and in each Instance the pris oner was positive of his mode of transporta tion to the depot. Inasmuch aa It was tha custom In Omaha for county and city offi cials to carry street car passes during the rear DOS. according to tha statement of the prlaonera. Sheriff McDonald cleared 96 eenta on hack fare alone on each prisoner be took to the Omaha depot on a street car. The following table shows the date of the prlaoner's arrival at the penitentiary. his statement of bow he got to tbe Omaha depot and how he got from tha Lincoln depot to tha prison, and the sworn claim of Sheriff McDonald as shown In his vouch ers filed with the claims committee of the house: FOR THE) Prisoner. need, at Pen. Dan Brady Jan. SO George Frailer Feb. 3 J. J. Buckley ;.. ........March 4 Leslie Allen March 26 John Berry March 29 Walter Anson April I leo Angus.... April 10.. George Bmlth .' April 14 J. B. Adklns April IS George Ashford April It J. H. Robinson April 17 Michael Ford April 19 John Dovle April ! William Young ,., April 27 Frank Thomas April 28 J. J. Reed May 8 ttrrt Char.ler... , ........May 21 George Miller May 15 L. H. Eyre May 18 J. H. Devcrs May IS I-eon Hewitt May 30 ' Ed Swnnson June 2 Clarence Gathrtght .....June 26 Harrison Clarke June 27 J. O'Hearn June 28 William Rich July 9 Paul Claycomb .....Julv 20 William Gibbs ...July 21 Joe Warren July 24 August Martin July '8 Jack Jennings... ..... .July 2S James Bmlth Sept. 6 James Howard Sept. 27 A. R. Peterson Oct. 16 Jamea Gallagher Oct. 26 Walter Scott ....Oct. 26 T ester Williams , Oct. 81 Harry Cummlngs Nov. 30 William Smith Dec. 17 Joseph Hlckey ...Dec, 1J Henry May j,A.-).WItrw' Charles l.i;htner ....,.,.. Pea. M Willing Long ........Dec. 26 Hugh Gray ...Dec. 31 Broughtywlth another prisoner. It Is up to the legislature now to use the knife a little more freely on the sheriffs claims. ' ' Hearing; on Tncker Bill. The house committee on fees and sal aries tonight listened to a. discussion of the Tucker bill to cut, out the graft for feeding prisoners In county Jails. Victor Rosewater explained the bill In place of Tucker, who Introduced It, and he showed by statistics that during, the- 0rst six months of the present sheriffs term 14, 000 meals had been served at a cost of nearly $7,000, but since then no report had been made by the sheriff. During this time state prisoners had been fed for seventy-five cents a day and last year the revenue from feeding federal prlaonera had amounted to tl.COO. Mr. Rosewater Insisted fully forty ' per- cent- would be saved the county and atate If the feeding contract were let to the- lowest bidder. ' Sheriff McDonald artd Office Deputy Steere tried to save the situation by telling what a great responsibility rested on the sheriff to select the proper food and how generous he was to the sick pris. oners and particularly how dangerous It would be to have food furnished by out side contract on which the sheriff gets no rake off. The committee took the bill un- der advlsment and the indications are It will be reported back with a recommends- tlon that It pass. YORK RELIES OX ROAD'S PROMISE Baslness Men Believe That lew Depot Will Be Batlt Despite Rumors. YORK, Neb., March I. (Special.) Since the passage of the 2-cent bill, reports are circulating that . the Burlington will not build a new depot lneJTork. ;. The Commer cial club has the promise of the Burlington officials that York will have a new depot and that the depot here will be In keeping with the other public buildings, and ade quate for the, business done at this point. When the Commercial club took the matter ttea. At first ataaee weeM leek ae tt .. th ...... t. pat sp w hi. ae a straight usieWss am mpotofc ,a ,.. Ut af a ttjee a year hease MBAftf, he had keea he' or,nsiBg too much tor his m and ie ad tm m good the thine waa eeae by the I B bwis er the heuas as follewet the - Ha can. 1. tB. .n.ni oaught hint whea he was reettng wotl for tulokty -Jl- he said to him. "see aav rop vaeeite this yoar. hut we're gala to ITT"" 0 mm another Wo are seine te pay ai your oapoaaoa at aad wo Waal l yi i go there aae soon a atonia " -Jim" took a Bight te think It nr The ait day ho wool. ' Dut to moot eeoea the man that drmks ... w STOW toons inni no no nmo ion for im euro - - m - hotel bllla or railroad rare aad he la in a receptive mood when the firm pays (he bltls for him. And somehow 11 to help him when ho oomos out and 0000 that ho has boon treated Hhe a dolloate pioeo of machinery that be had got eat ot edluatmettt rather thaa a hopolooa atn- nor who was drunk eimpty as be devtmh,. go ha hod aad root, hot lust after hooking there m a mil antu tprtag a work VY 53 ap there was no trouble In semiring a promise that a new depot would be built this year. General Superintendent Blgnelt admitted that tha business at York had years ago outgrown the shed used by the company and waa heartily In favor of tha company building a depot Tbe .business men rely oh the officials of the Barllngton railroad keeping thHr promts with the city. It Is predicted that with the lowering of passenger rates to 1 cents a mile a larger number 'of cltlsena of Tork and farmers will travel. Already there Is competition for th first Ucket sold by the Burlington at this station at the 1-cent rate. HOSMEH H. HEJDEB ON TRIAL rorsner Ceanty Jade Caesar with EnsbeaallaaT 93.0OO. WILBER, Neb., March a. (Special.) The case against Hosmer H. Hendee Is on trial with Judge Hurd on the bench. . A. J. Sawyer of Lincoln and J. H. Orlmm of thta place appear for tbe defense n(1 County Attorney R. D. Brown and R. M. Proudflt of Friend for the atate, Hendee Is charged with embesillng $3,886 belonging to the estate of George Smith, deceased, under color of his office as county Judge. In January. 190. Smith, who from his hermitlike hablta. had been nicknamed Groundhog" Smith, was found dead In his little shack where he lived alone. He waa M years old and so far aa known had no relatlvea In thla country. The coroner found amdng'the old man's efleote a cer tificate of deposit In a Friend bank of. with accrued Interest, over (3,300, and $88 In cash, of all of which the coroner took charge. Hendee, who waa then county ludge and In sore financial straits, persuaded the YEAR 1806. Statement by Prla Statement Filed by McDonald onera Omaha Lincoln Convey ance. Street car Street car Walked Hack Street car Street car Street car Street car Walked 1 Street car Hack Hack - Hack Hack , Btreet car Walked Hack Hack Hack Btreet car Hack Hack Hnck Hark Hnck Hack Btreet car Street car Btreet car Btreet car Btreet car Btreet car Street car Hack Street car Hack Hack ' Hack Street car Hnck Hack Street car Btreet car Street car Convey- Cost In ance. Omaha Cost In Lincoln $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2 00 $3.00 $2.00 $200 $3.00' $S00 $2.00 $2.00 $2 00 13.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.0 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 Hack $1.00 Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack . Hack Hack Hnck Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hack Hsck Hack Hack Hnck Hack Hack Hack Hnck Hack Hack Hack Hack 11 no x- $1.00 $1.00 $1 00 $1.00 $1.00 $1 60 $1.00 With Smith. $1.00 $1.00 $1.60 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.50 $100 , $1.00 ' ' $1.00 $1.00 $1 00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.60 $l.fO $1.00 $1.00 With Jennings. $150 $1.00 $1.00 $1.60 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.60 with Hlckey. $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2 00 $2 00 $2.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 coroner to tum the money over to the county court and he deposited It to his personal account In a local bank. Later, W. W. Stephens, administrator for Smith, ought to get the money back, but It was refused. Mandamus suit was commenced but waa decided adversely by the district court. Other legal proceedings were had and the day Hendee's term of office expired he dlsaopeared and was seen here no more until,. brought back from South Dakota by the sheriff . on a requisition. ' Suit " was brought against Hendee and-his bondsmen to recover the money, but by Instruction of the court the bondsmen were released from liability on the ground that ' the money had not been received In the line of duty as county judge', and Judgment was given against Hendee alone. The case may reach the Jury Wednesday or Thursday. TECfMSEH TO HAVE LIGHT PLANT Bonds Voted to Rebuild the Preseat System. . f ECUMSEH. Neb., March 6. (Special Telegram.) Tecumsch will have a new elec tric lighting plant. - At the special elec tion today twenty-year bonds In the sum ' ot tXTV were carried, the same to bear j Interest at the rate of 4Vi per cent. The I city has some money It can use In the construction of the plant, and the Improve ments will not cost less than $15,000. Eigh teen years ago Tecumseh voted bonds for the present plant, which for years has been Inadequate and Is now on the verge of collapse. The public-spirited cltlsena here are Jollifying tonight. Bnnlnesa Men's Ticket Planned FALLS CITY, Neb.. March 6. (Special.) In reapjtise to a call, for a republican cau cus a number of republlcana met at the court houae Monday night for the purpose of nominating a republican ticket for city offices. Previous to the meeting the busi ness men rl both parties had agreed to nominate a business man's ticket, which would be elocted on a platform of improve ment. W. 8. Ley da placed the matter be fore the caucua and with the consent of everyone the meeting adjourned until next Monday night when the cltlsena of both parties will take part New a wt Nebraska. DAVID CITY The aeventh annual aea sion of ths David City chautauqau will be held August $ to II. DAVID CITY Rev. Father Caraher, pas tor of St. Mary's aCthnlic church , la now agitating for a new church In course of another year. , HARVARD Prof. Clark, who for two yeara has been superintendent of schools, has been retained for the coming year at a salary of $1,200. TEKAMAH About forty Masons from hero are planning on attending the Ma sonlo gathering at Omaha Thursday to see the traveling "trowel." SCHUYLER Ed Roaa, who baa bean living here tbe paat year, haa moved to Dakota City where he will manage the Dakota poor farm for the next year. BEATRICE The Beatrice-Auburn de bate acheduled to take place at Beatrice March 22 may be called ofT If some favor able terms are not conaented by Auburn. BEATRICE The Beatrice Gaa and Power company Is pushing work on Its plant and announcea that It will be ready to supply consumers with gas about April L AINSWORTH There was four Inch.is of snow on tbe ground and It haa bejn snowing all day and malting as fust aa It fell, and tonight there. la about two tnchus left. SCHUYLER The Schuyler brewery, conslatlng of aeven acrea of land, all brewery buildings and ths aaloon building of thla city was Bold to T. W. Lyon for $11,600. BEATRICE Eugene Freeman of Au burn and Miss Clara Houae were united in marriage at the homo of tbe brlds'a parents at Virginia, Rev. Mr. Whitman officiating. . NEBRASKA CITY Revival meetinga are tlng held at the Methodist church and are Very largely attended, more Interest being nown uun nos onea rur many month a. TUa mcoliugs will continue. ORESHAM The Oresham Law and Order league Is prosecuting J. Ernlae, proptletur of Oreeham's only billiard hall. In the trial betore Justice I mm, Ernlae was fouoe guilty aad nned M and costs. YORK Michael Orier, an old resident, la slrk at the borne of his sun, Jasper Orier Jolm Orier of Kansaa City, aad Mra. Catherine McClure of Colorado Springs, son ana aaugmer, are at na Daaaiue. eXHlYLtR By ths decision of the suprems court In favor of ths state against the railroads to prevent the oountlea from oollocllnar taxea levied in tue years of 10. lv and. 18. Colfax FOOD P0IS011S 90 Per Cent of AH IMsease the Result of Undigested Putrefying Foods. Men of affairs, women of society and children with active brains are too often sedentary In their habits, giving little time to exercise. To this evil Is added that of high and Irregular living at a result, the stomach cannot stand the demands made upon it. The abused and overtaxed stom ach does not properly do the work of di gestion, food taken In ferments and the poison permeates the whole system. The body loses In weight and becomes a prey for the attack of whatever disease It may encounter. Did It ever occur to you how busy that stomach of your isT It only holds three pints, but let one year you force It to take In 2,400 pounds of material, digest It and prepare It for assimilation Into the blood. No wonder It rebels when overworked. We crowd It with steaks and pastry. Irritate Ha Juices with spices and acids, and expect the stomach to do Its work. It can t do It. All over the Inner layer of the stomach are glands which secrete the Juices neces sary to digestion. The entrance of food Into the atomach la the signal for these glands to do their work.' The more the food, and the more indigestible, the greater the demand upon them and upon the mus cles of the wall adjoining. Think of the tons of high seasoned game, sweetmeats and appetisers crammed Into .this little four-ounce mill, and then won der. If you will,- why you are 'dlssy or nauseated or constipated. Don't blame your stomach or curse your fate that you should be born so unfortunate. Blame yourself and apply the remedy. First, get a smal package of Stuart's Dy spepsia Tablets, taking one after each meal and at bed time. They are not a medicine, but a digestive. Your stomach Is worn out and needs help, not medicine. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will do the work that the stomach falls to do. There's enough power In one grain of Stuart's Dy spepsia Tablets to . digest 8,000 grains of ordinary food, so you needn't fear that anything you eat will remain In your stom ach undigested. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets wll rout the poison because they remove the . cause food fermentation. They are nature's ewn cure for dyspepsia. The host of troubles dyspepsia Is the father of cannot be num bered, for a healthy stomach Is tha source of all health. Slese your opportunity before worse con ditions confront you. Send today for a free trial package of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tableta. They will bring your stomach re lief. F. A. Stuart Co.. 81 Stuart Building, Marshall, Mich. The 60-cent alse for sale at your drug gist's. county will receive between $10,000 and $11,000. DAVID CITY The decision of the federal supreme court affirming the ta caaea was good news to the cltlsena of Butler county, as the taxea and Interest from the Union Faclflo and Burlington amount to to!. 600. NEBRASKA CITY Wlllim Hughea, one of the oldest men In the county, being 88 years old, died at the home of his eon, John, ten miles southeast of thla olty. He passed more than half of his years in this county. YORK The high school Junior class play was greeted with a crowded house. The acting was good and , showed they had learned their parte well. . Nearly $300 waa realised, which goes to pay. expenses of the school. TEKAMAH Several' Of the sports have been out this week and succeeded In bag ging a goodly number of ducks. The corn fields seem to be better than the alougha this year, as all the big kills have been made there. ' ' v.'- HARVARD "-Sunday was district rally day with the Sunday. , schools or Har vard and nortnwestern Wlay county. v Sood program was ' carried ouU Miss laimie Hatne,' me' of the" state officers, was present.' 1j .i HARVARD F. - C. MoHntOsh ' has sold his stationery and book- store stork to J. T. Bougnan Co, who la expected to continue the business at the old stand or resell, should favorable opportunity present Itself. BEATRICE The Board of Education last night at Its regular meeting voted to allow the Southeastern Nebraska Educational as sociation, which holds Its annual meeting in Beatrice the first week In April, tbe use or tne central scnooi DUiiaing. SCHUYLER Edward Vraak and Joaeph Vrba, two young men of thla city, have entered into partnertnip ana win go into the hay business. They have bought the L. W. Bingham haying outfit and have also leased large hay lands for the ..coming year. BLUE HILL The Beatrice Creamery company has moved its building here to the track.- The buildings have been located about six blocks back from the track, which made It Inconvenient. The office will also be located In tha same place. TABLE ROCK Mr. George F. Cotton. who has had practical charge of the Cot ton brick plant here aince Its erection In 189$. has purchased a half lntereet In a brick plant at Seward. He will remove with hla family to Seward the latter part or the month. . 0 BLUE HILL From all reports obtain able It aeema wheat has withstood the winter especially well and that a good crop will be harveated. The only dis couraging reports thus far received are from extremely low lands, wrvre fields were covered with Ice for several days. PLATTSMOUTH Fred E. Kroehlor, formerly a resident of this city, has brought suit agalnat- the Burlington to try and collect tne aum or u&.ooo dam agea for Injuries received while In the employ of the company while working hydraulic machine, Which, was out of re pair. AINSWORTH Rev. Mr. Johnston of the Methodist Episcopal church Is holding a protracted meeting here, with Rev. Mr. Sutton of the Newport, Neb., church assisting. The Congrega tional church Is not having any ser vices on account of the death of Rev. Fax on's wife. BEATRICE The ' committee on aayl ISTOFCOUGII DON'T HACK $WT. ON AM PLASTER high up on the chest. It won't Cure you In a minute, but keep It on a reasonable length of time and you will feel the beneficial results. For lb tubmf btcM after a Grlppy Cold, It hu no equal. RIMIMtl AIU'i are tbe orig inal and genuine potous plasters. Made ol aboolotcl the pare and boot Bialer tale, and Coorontood wader tbe Pore Food aad Druas Ast, Jwaa M, looo. SmoJNSea. Drandreth's Pills JbnhMwiifOHirMtt ... Bach pill contains one gimiw of solid ea tiact ot aoiospofilla. wulck. with other valuable vcgdsblo products, autke It a blood pariBo oi e&ceucat tliarecter. rerC 1 1. nets wishes ira aora. Plulnoi urns from tbe bouse of representa tives visited Beatrice Tuesday and In spected the grounds and buildings of the feeble minded Institute. It Is said the visit was in the Interest of the $0.000 appropriation recently asked for new buildings. SEWARD Harry Owartney. son of District Clerk Owartney. died at hla par ent's home Tuesday morning from lung trouble. The young man was not quite twenty years of age. He bad passed the examination for railway mall clerk and took a position, but 111 helth caused him to leave for New Mexico. DAVID CITY Miss Marie Boston, who haa been confined to her bed for the past six months and waa taken to a hospital In Omaha about a month ago for treat ment, died at that r'sce Sunday afternoon. The body was brought home Mondar even ing, accompanied by her mother. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from St. Mary's Catholic church, YORK The Pendell A Brown sale ot draft horses held at the sale barn of Hill Broa. was the most successful sale of horses evtr held In York county. The bid ders were principally York county farmers and the bidding from the start waa moat spirited. Horses were rapidly picked up at from $160 to $236. The total amount of he sale was about $4,000 and everyone paid cash. TEKAMAH The elevators St this nlace are having a great deal of trouble In se curing care for the shipment of grain. All three elevators are full and It la Impossi ble to get more than one car a day for tne tnree nouses, owing to tne tact tnst the Missouri river has been unssfe for crossing most of the winter there has been more grain sold here this year than ever before. 1 NEBRASKA CITY-Monday last Henry. son of Peter Hoffman, died St the family nome, twelve miles aoutnwest 01 tnis city. The day before the funeral the father, Peter, collapsed, and It was thought he waa suffering from pneumonia, but Satur day night he died, more from a broken heart than from disease. Henry was the favorite son and the father relied on hlra for almost everything. TABLE ROCK Ell Porter died at the residence of his daughter, Mra. W. L. Tipton, at Junction City, Kaa., aged k years, ile had a stroke or paralysis a few days ago. Mr. Porter came to Ne braska In 1878 worth many thousand dollars, but died a poor man. Reverses came to htm, caused by the meter rlo career or nia son, ueorge w. rorter. wno died about a month ago. Interment wag at Junction City. BEATRICE Mrs. Susan B. Kins died at her home in this city Sunday evening, aged 71 years. She was born at Fort Wayne, Ind.. and came to Beatrice In 1N81. where sho has since resided. Her husband and oldest son died five years ago. She is sur vived by three daughters, one of whom Is a teacher In the Lincoln schools, and one son. The funeral was held today at 1:110 o'clock from the family home, conducted Dy kpv. j. uavia. NEBRASKA CITY A few days ago the Coupon base ball club met and reorganised ror tne coming campaign. This is one of the strongest clubs In Nebraska and it was very successful last summer, as they loot but few games. This year they ex pect to put up a better game than ever before.. Saturday night the "Nebraska City Reds" met and organised with Leslie Bur nett as manager and Harry Chapman as captain. Thla is also a strong nine. UTICA Mrs. Sophia Meyer, aged 68 years, waa discovered In an unconscious condition ny her aaugnter, Mrs. Paul Knoechel, who lives next door. She went to call her mother In the morning, but could not arouse : her '1 his alarmed hor and she sent up town for her husband, who brought Constable Collamore along and they broke open the door, finding the old lady in bed. Dr. W. C. Kenner was called, who pronounced It a stroke of apoplexy. He gave out no hopes lor her recovery. Her three sons have been called to her bedside. PLATT8MOUTH A deed has ben flltd In this county transferring the owner ship of 120 acres of land from Hon. Joa eph O. Cannon, the speaker of the national house, or representatives, to cranes t: Tlmmls of Mills county, Iowa. This land was purchased by Mr. Cannon In 1901 for $15,000, ahowlng that the land haa almost doubled In value in that ahort period, of time. Other transfers of land amounted to $110,100 and the next to $126,100. Cass county land Is readily selling at from $76 to $100 per acre. George Wiles pur chased from O. E. Chandler 240 acres for $20,700. J. M. Carper sold to Miss Cora M. Walker 80 acres for $,800. NEBRASKA CITY Dr. J. W. Parker. who died Monday at Kansas City, waa one of the pioneers of this section. He landed at West port. Mo., In 168, snd did mission ary ' work among tne Indiana, ana at tne breaking out of the war came to this city and remained for many years and held sev eral positions of trust In city afTaira, He was one of the company of We at port ,mon who attempted to solve the problem of firalrle transportation by the Use of eati ng vessels, broad of beam and set close to the ground. Bad roads and lack of ateer lng apparatus made the scheme a failure. in lmu in-, ana Mrs. iTu-Ker ceieDratea their golden wedding anniversary. . A widow and three children survive him. BEATRICE The monthly meeting of the directors of the Beatrice Commercial club waa held last evening with a large attend ance. The matter of occupation tax by Insurance companlea waa discussed. It Is claimed that they offer to reduce insur ance rates 6 per cent if the occupation tax is taken off, and if ths companies would make and retain aucn reduction It would be economy for the city to repeal the oc cupation tax ordinance. A report was sub mitted showing that no site waa yet avail able for the firemen's monument. Messrs. Duncan, Hardsn and Penner were ap pointed a committee to aee that the South eastern Educational association, which meeta here next month, was properly housed and to Induce the association to continue to hold Its meetings In Beatrice. LYONS At a meeting of business men the Nebraska Improvement company was organised and Incorporated with a capi tal or iioo.ouo, or wnicn tzu.ouo is pain up. The following officers were elected: Frank B. Rhode, president; Oliver Walte, vice president; David McMonles, treas urer; and John F. Piper, secretary. This company will Immediately go Into the grain business and the old Peavey eleva tor will be put in operation under the name of The Farmers' Elevator, and another elevator will be operated at Ros alie, about 10 miles north of Lyons, as soon aa It can be constructed, ir the com pany is unable to purchase one of tbe elevators already there. The object Is to secure a good grain marKet lor theae towns. NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY twalat aad) Cartons Feataves of Life la a Rapidly Grow laar State. Prices Ten Yeare Ago Corn, 10 cents; wheat, 68 cents; oats, 10 cents. Aurora Bun. ' If the new passenger rate looks like the old "one and one-third fare for the round trip" traveling tn Nebraska will be one continuous excursion . until the novelty wears off. A "graduate" of tha dipsomaniac hospital promises to return to his old home and re deem himself and the local paper suggests that he should get a reputation before fac ing; old acquaintances. Sunday School Boom Closed Tbe Sunday school, nee ths Blues and the Reds, have ended tbe attendance contest, the Bluts winning by a neck. Sprague Correspond ence Hickman Enterprise. . Having sent tbe mayor to examine the books kept In New York by the local water and lighting company, Nebraska City will at least learn something about how the Investment appears to stockholders. Editor Hughes of ths Thurston Gaaette is being "mentioned" for mayor of ths town. but as the life of the municipality Is still In doubt Mr. Hughes may have to wait until the office Is created before captur ing it. Insult to Injury-Have you, received a valentine by registered mailt We do know of one who got it that way, and by Jingo, he felt as if he was alofted In the seventy-seventh stories. Z-s-t-s est let's go away. Sparta Correspondence A'srdlgrs Citlsen. Where the Dance Failed Financially the dance was a success, but tbe usual dis turbance s created and we would con sider It advisable to cut out this dance buainess and let the fighting fraternity, for which Wellfleet la gloriously noted, take a rest. Correspondence North Platte Tribune. EYE PECLaLlnra, Huteeon Optical Co, i.iuw'M.wp.i iiBj.si.iu.aiw.usawsisitw m iiimi hi SI LIT AT KILPATRJCK'S Prepare lor Easier . One' of the Old-Time Sales Which Should Crowd the Store and Cause Genuine Excitement. Wednesday morning at 10 o'clook i starting' timo. Taffetas 19 to 27 inches wide the guaranteed kind. Plaids up to 27 inches wide, especially new and 'desirable. Fou lards 24 inches wide, splendid styles from best markets. Novelties and fancies 19 up to 27 inches wide, some printed warps, all colors and a great variety of Styles and many qualities. Nothing worth less than 75c and many worth $1.25 a yard. ALL TO GO AT ONE PRICE . 4- 54c Yard- Weuw.,.,,,i.i , u nil'.' " i ' utimaumummm mini an , . (Waist Lengths and Remnants Will Not Be Cut.) . . Now just a word, for your information) and benefit: Perhaps no article of merchandise has seen a greater, ad vance than desirable silks, and prices are : still climbing. There is not one yard of silk provided for this sale that can be bought to sell for less than 75c a yard today, and, as be fore stated many are worth $1.25 a yard. If you need a waist, a silk skirt or a beautiful dress, you owe it to yourself to take a look 10 in the morning, remember. There Will Be a Clean-up Sale ol Short Gloves Cashmere, silk lined and 'golf gloves sold this season at 50c, 75c and $L00. The price for Wednesday suggests "Skiddo"- ' ."" ; 23c Pair Shouldn't Be Thomas Mpatricli & Co. BREAK IN ;ST0CK MARKET Liquidation on a Large Boale 0anwi a General , Decline in Prioea. SOUTHERN PACIFIC AND SANTA FE LEAD . . i - - " - Nearly Every Issae Is Affected aad Losses Ranare 'frees Two to Tern Folate-alas OTOr MlUlea. . Shares. - NEW TORK, March 6. liquidation On u large scale caused a collapse In today's stock market. Very demoralised conditions marked the closing, final prices In a number of instances being the lowest In years. There were few new developments to ac count for the movement. The great bulk of today's Belling eman ated from high quarters. The pressure waa especially directed against Southern Pacific and Atchison, those Issues declining 4 and 6 points respectively. There were other losses ranging from I to 10 points. practically every active stock participating in the break. .. Foreign selling was something of a factor. London, according to report, unloading fully 86,000 share though part of this was probably for New Tork accounts. The opening transactions reflected some sup port, especially In the Hill stocks which were recently .the weakest Issues. By mid day, however, the selling movement was In full swing and gained Increased momen tum as stocks poured out. Rallies were feeble and the signal for a fresh outburst by the short Interests, whose operations contributed In no small measure, to the day's transactions, approximating 1.150,000 shares, the largest business of the year. A eanvsss of the banks and other finan cial Institutions after the close of the mar ket ellcted the assurance that no trouble of a serious character waa pending In thoae quarters. Conservative bankers were dis posed to regard the break as highly bene ficial to the general situation. D1AMOKDS Frsnser, lata and Dodge FATAL ACCIDENT AT. QUARRY Two Explosions la. Mexleo Bsry ntn "' Mem and Imjare Rlae Others. EL PASO, Tax., March (.Two explosions In the rock quarry of the Chihuahua St Pa clflo railroad at Sandoval, Chihuahua, yes- IFOOT - It pays ttnbbere that Fooe-Scbalse eosMla aaoio Bora India mafcoe dum rha aarecber braad. This ilvis thta tbelrtoarfkaasssBd nukes thcavsar. Tbey are the linMi"(;im"k.i (area n inuda'i Suadare, Ask roar ratbsrSf OUR FREE , Sesd ss row ataxias Bull res lnaal,h.M.ft.k...tlf..l A Mkutm luv-' I lor calldraa. This book " sis seas Bronoaaead . snaaaa. . it s lor oa If , "oo oaooiiioa. ana mat iwiiiob in sapor ia aaoraos BS plaialr ss lollevs FOOT. SCIIL'LZE & CO. Misoii renin ST. Wti St .mniu.ni miauuiuii in. u umiiws iiiBJailL I, LimiM-X SALE a Pair Left. terday killed and burled nine men and seriously Injured nine others. ' ' ' afangum A Co., LETTR.K SPEJCIAUSTS. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Fair Today In Itebraaka and Kaasasi Rata Tomorrow Fair Today ,.. . la Iowa. WASHINGTON. March S.-i-Forecast Of the weather for Wednesday, and Thurs day: . For Nebraska, Kansas Fair Wednee--day; Thursday rain:- i' For Iowa Fair Wednesday Thursday Increasing cloudiness . and warmer, rain or snow tn west portion; For Missouri Partly, cloudy 1 Wednee day; Thursday cloudy, rain In south and west portion; ' . For 8outh Dakota Fair Wednesday; Thursday rain or snow; For Wyoming Ram or snow Wednes day; Thursday partly cloudy, rain or snoe? In north portion; : ' ' For Colorado Rain ' or snow Wednes day; Thursday partly cloudy, ' enow on the mountain district. " loeal Reeord. OFFICE OF THE WBATHKH BUREAU, OMAIIA, March 6, Official record ot tem- rerature and precipitation, compared with he corresponding day of the last three veers: 1907. 19H6. 1905. ISM. Maximum temperature.... 42 81 , 46 44' Minimum temperature.... SI 22 S4 31 Mean temperature '. 34 24 40 SS Precipitation .00 .08 .00 .40 Temperature and precipitation departures' from the normal at Omaha since. March 1, and comparison with the last two years: Normal temperature (0 Excess for the day 4 Total excess since March 1.. IS Ko-r"al preolpltHtlon Mlnch Deficiency for the day M Inch To'al prerlpllatlon since March 1..' '.OH Inch Deficiency sines March 1 .17 Inch Deficiency for cor. period. 1906. .IS Inch Deficiency for cor. period, 1906 ' .10 Inch Reports Irons Stations at T FVM. Station and State Temp. Max. , Rain, of Weather. . Id. in. TemD. tall. XHsrnsrcK, near i Cheyenne, cloudy 42 Chicago, clear 82 Davenport, clear ............ SO 22 60 i-'M . 62 GO 26 u 40 82 ' 42 v 44' 60 24 66 ., -44 Denver, cloudy ,. 46 Havre, clear i 26 Helena, cloudy ...ti '....40 Huron, clear 28 Kansas City, cloudy , 42 North Platte, cloud 40 Omaha, cloudy S7 Rapid City, cloudy. 40 Bt. Louis, clear 44 St. Paul, clear 23 Salt Lake City cloudy .....58 Valentine, parOcloudyv-1... 40 , Wllllaton, clear 28 SO T Indicates trace of nreclr.ltatlon. L. A. WEJ8H, Local .Forecasts SCHULZEI to bay th Wear Loosest 4lr about Foot-SchaJM as aaovs. BOOKLET addraaa oo a eoatal sao wm orlll cost as tboouada ol dollars. lbs boot ol ris klsd over too will ask lor It. Oal is tbalroa as ssra to vaus roe sa ttls esar sod Wll Imliiiol PAUL trade an- Se PAL. I! .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .oo ,00 .oo .oo .00 .00 T .00 .