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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, MAKCII 18, 1007.
curred In th l.'sislstur recently. Mils
whlrh hsve Imrn fairly discussed snd are
already for passage tuive been recommit
ted for amendment, stpon?ng final action
for several d.iys, Tlila wan the methn1
taken to veil the nttark tin the termlriHl
taxation Mil last Friday, but In this In
stance It failed, Chnlrincn of committees
also complain that their work la hamtiered
t.y the multitudes of lobbyists who demand
hearings without end. It la notlrvd thnt
person who during the enrly piirt of the
session were here In the Interest of cue
kind of legislation have reappeared later to
lobby on bills of an entfrwljr dlfTemnt na
ture. Their success In one Insitanc haa en
abled them to "hire thenwlvc-s as special
Mreet nallwny III I la In Senate.
The street llwsy romptinlcs will have
an inning before the senRte thl week or
early net week. It I believed an attempt
will le made tf) change the railway cum
mission bill lef are final passage to rut out
street railway fnm the Jurisdiction of the
commission. But In addition to thin there
la the fjilrna bill.'whlch Llnwln and Omaha
street railway men dVlare would almost
amount to a confiscation of their property
If It became a law. It not only places the
street railway under the Jurisdiction of
the commission, but It require competing
nds In -tho sum city to allow the earn
of all coniphnlt ' u run over their tracks
tinder auch conditions a the commission
may lmp)M. It also require an exchange
of transfer by different roads. The bill
alao make It easier for new roada to get
franchise fo operate.
The Internat behind the bill In the Oil
men" Street Hallway company of Lincoln,
which Is operating one lln of road In com
petition with the Lincoln Traction com
pany. If thla road could compel the older
company to accept Itl transfers and to
allow Its care to ruri over the Traction
company's tracks It would greatly Increase
the value of the new company's franchise.
The first skirmish was fought before the
senate committee last week, but the bill
waa plaaed on general file and Is expected
to come up some time this week In com
mittee of the whole. Since Introducing the
bill. Burns has about come to the con
clusion he doesn't wsnt to push It, but
from the attitude of the Judiciary com
mittee the measure will have some strong
support on the floor of the senate.
Senator Thomas of Pouglaa county at
present has more legislation to his credit
than any othor man In the senate. Ha has
Introduced more bill, haa had more bills
paaaed and more killed than any other
senator. Senator Root of Cass county Is
his" close second. Thomas haa Introduced
forty-four measures to Root's forty-three.
Thomas has had sixteen passed and eleven
killed, while Root haa had fifteen passed
and nine killed. King of Polk Is third
with twelve paaaed and ten killed, while
Epperson of Clay Is fourth with ten passed
and five killed.
IIASTUOS IM.A BIO GROWTH
Baslness Men's Ranqnet Start More,
ment to Boost the City.
HASTINGS, Neb.. March 17. (Special.)
The movement for a greater Hastings was
started off Friday night with a Commer
cial club banquet at the Bostwlck. The
attendance was greater than had been an
ticipated, more than J0 persons being
George W. Tlbbets presided as toastmas
ter and addresaes were responded to as
"Home Industries," (J. W. Evans.
"Twenty Thousand by Nineteen Ten,"
Mayor C. J. Miles.
"Electrlo Railways." A. T. Bratton.
"How to Prolure New Industries," R. A.
"Practical Industries," C. H. Dietrich.
"The Relationship of the Business Man
to the Commercial Club," J. N. Clarke.
"The Relationship of the Traveling Man
to the City of Hastings," H. E. Moss.
"The Chautauqua In the Life and Growth
of Our City," Rev. H. B. Harrison.
It was the most successful gathering of
business .men ever held In Hastings, and
It la the intention of the Commercial club
to make It a sem-annual affair.
A LAZY LIVER
May be only a tired liver, or a starved liver. It would be a stupid as
well as savage thing to beat a weary or starved man because he lagged
in his work. . So in treating the lagging, torpid liver it is a great
liifltake to lash it with strong drastic drugs. A torpid liver is but an
Indication of ah ill-nourished, enfeebled body whose organs are weary
with over-work. Start with the stomach and allied organs of digestion
and nutrition. Put them in working order and see how quickly your
liver will become active. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery has
made many marvelous cures of "liver complaint," or torpid liver,
by its wonderful control over the organs of digestion and nutrition. It
restores the normal activity of the stomach, increases the secretions of
the blood-making glands, cleanses the system of poisonous accumu
lations, and so relieves the liver of the burdens imposed upon it by the
defection of other organs.
Symptom. -If you have bitter or
bad UU in the xnerning, poor or vari
able appetite, ooated tongue, foul breath,
oonstipated or irregular bowels, feel
weak, easily tired, despondent, frequent
headaches, pain or distress in "small of
back," gnawing or distressed feeling in
stomach, perhaps nausea, bitter or sour
"risings" in throat after eating, and
kindred rmotoina of weak stomach
and torpid liver, or biliousness, no
medicine will relieve you more promptly
or cure you more permanently tlian
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
Perhaps only a part of the above symp
toms will be present at one time and
ret point to torpid liver, or biliousness
tnd weak stomach. Avoid all hot bread
nd biscuit, griddle cakes and other
Indigestible food and take the "Golden
Medical Discovery " regularly and itick
o its ms until you are vigorous and
Of Golden Seal root, which Is one of
he prominent ingredients of "Golden
lledical Discovery," Dr. Roberta barth
slow, of Jefferson Medical College, says:
'Very useful as a stomachic (stomach)
tonic and in atonic dyspepsia. Cures
rantrio (stomach) catarrh and head
aches accompanying same."
Dr. Grover Coe, of New York, says:
'Hydrastis (Golden Seal root) exercises
an especial influence over mucous sur
faces. Upon the liver it acts with equal
eertainty and efficacy. As a cholagogue
(liver invigorator) it has few eauals."
Vr: Coe also advises it for affections of
the spleen and other abdominal viscera
tenerally.jnd for scrofulope and gland
ular disease, cutaneous eruption.) in
digestion, debility, ciaui&jUarrfiea,
constipation, also insveral affections
peculiar to womenTSol in all chronic
derangement . ihr liver, alao for
chroni(rinitmrnat)yn of bladder, for
whicryDrntessjrs "it is one of the
niost reliable SgtnTs of cure "
1'r.V John King. M D . late of Cia
cinnatf? amaes of the America Dis-
rcusAroiiY, gives it a prominent plaoe
mong medicinal agents, reiterates all
the foregotpg writer, hare said about
it, aidctea also Prof. John M. Scudder,
M. !., late of Cincinnati. Dr. Scudder
ays: " It stimulate the digestive pro-
coss and inoreasee the assimilation of
food. By these means the blood u en-
ricasJ. 4he consequent improve
ment oa the glandular and nervous sys
tems are natural results." Dr. Scudder
further says, "In relation to it general
erfect ur.n w svstent. there u no meat
eta in me ebotrf wAkA there it rch
oencnl unanimity of cm num. It la ni
rsrsifly erded as (pf tonio, oeetul
14 au 4tuiiie4 state
YOUNG MAN RILLED BY TRAIN
iisr.rr Oren of Crau, Ho., IV.Ia from
Cmaba freight Fear Blair.
CCRCNtR'S JURY tXONErUTES TRAINMEN
Oreeae, Wan Mved Few Hr After
Idling Both Legs, Paid He Thonakt
Brakemaa Had . Pushed
II Ira Off.'
PL AIR. Neb.. March 17. (Special Tele
gramsHenry Oreese. sgad 2S years, whom
parents live at Craig, Kei., fell from, a
freight train bound for Omaha about J:9
o'clock this morning and had both of his
legs cut off, the right leg above the knee
and the left one Just below the knee. The
accident happened at D Soto station, five
miles south of Blair, and about five yards
south of the depot platform. Orecse lived
from 8:30 to 7:40 and retained consciousness
until his death.
B, U. Stewart, the local railroad physi
cian, and O. A. Langstaff, city physician,
were summoned and did all they could
for the unfortunate man.' His statement
to the doctors after he was told he could
not llv was that th brakeman ordered
him to get off and kept coming toward
him,' but he could not say whether the
brakeman shoved him oft or not. but that
his first thought was to try to save his
body and arms. He told where his parents
lived and also thst he had a sweetheart
Jiving at Barada, Richardson county, Ne
braska, but that they had lately quarreled.
Ho stated that he had been taking Instruc
tions In the barber trade with J. B. Ran
dolph, Oreese had been visiting for a week with
a Mr. Burnett, who lives two miles north
of Blair, and was beating his way back to
Omaha. He was fairly well dressed, but
had only two nickels and a few coppers
In his pockets. Cororner E. C. Pierce sum
moned a Jury and held an Inquest at the
court house this afternoon. The train
crew was brought up from Omaha, arriv
ing here at i o'clock, and the Jury at 9
o'clock returned a verdict of accidental
The train crew were: Conductor, E. J.
Morln; head brakeman, Charles E. Steen;
rear brakeman. Richard Harrington. " A
telegram was received tonight from the
parents ordering the body shipped home.
LICENSE TICKKT 151 HIMBOLDT
Dr. E. A. I.ltehfleld I Renominated
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. March 17. (Special.)
The license forces of the city have placed
In the field their municipal ticket, as fol
lows: Dr. E. A. Litchfield, mayor; Roscoe
Anderson and Lincoln Williamson, council
men; A. J. Buerstetta. treasurer; J. O.
Simmons, clerk; Al Hales, engineer. The
three last named are already occupying the
positions for which they are nominated. The
license people will be forced to elect but
one of the above list to maintain their
present control of municipal affairs, as they
have two holdover councllmen.
TECUMSEH. Neb., March 17.-(Speclal.)
At a meeting of the city central commit
tee the following vacancies were filled on
the city ticket: for mayor, P. H. Hopkins,
in place of C. W. Pool, who refused to run;
for councilman In the Second ward, J. E.
Hardin, In place of C. M. Wright; for mem
ber of the school board, J. 8. Sherman, In
place of Mrs. A. N. ' Qafoe, who was not
able to make the race owing to other duties,
and tho vacancy caused by the refusal of
M. E. Flanagan to run for engineer was
not filled. That means that Roscoe Gore,
the only candidate, is the same as elected.
PLATTSMOl'TH. Neb., March 17.-(8pe-clal.)
In mass convention Saturday evening
the republicans nominated R. B. Windham
and C. C. Wescott for members of the
school board and one alderman from each
ward. Will White, A. J. Beeson, Dr. J. H.
.Prof. Finlejr Ellincwood, Mv D., of
Bennett Medical "College, Chicago, says
of Golden Seal root: "It is a most
superior remedy in catarrhal gastritis
(inflammation of the stomach), chronic
constipation, general debility, in con
valescence from protracted levers, in
prostrating nieht-sweats. ( an im
portant remedy in disorder f he womb."
(1 mi agent, Uolden heal root, m an
important ingredient of Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription for woman's weak
nesses, as irell as of the "Golden Med
ical Discovery.'') Dr. Ellingwood con
tinues, "in all catarrhal conditions it
Much more, did space peiilt. could
be quoted from prominent authorities
as to the wonderful curative properties
possessed, by Golden Seal root.
We want to assure the reader that
"Golden Medical Discovery" can be
re nea upon to ao an that la claimed lor
Golden Seal root in the cure of all the
various disease as set forth in the
above brief extracts, for it most
prominent and important ingredient ia
Golden Seal root. This agent it, how
ever, strongly reinforced, and Its cura
tive action greatly enhanced by the
addition, in just the right proportion
of Queen's root. Stone root, Black
Cherrvbark, Bloodroot. Maudrake root
and chemically pure glycerine. All of
these are happily ana harmoniously
oipnaea into a most periect phar
maceutical compound, now favorably
known throuehout most of the civiliied
countries of the world. Bear in mind
that etch and every ingredient enuring
Into tnenTscovery " tisf"receivej the
tnqormMnerit 01 trie leaning n'fvjif al
nien oi our ind;wiuPfyrra"fifr article
lYlmt other rjejicTne put Op for salt
IhffjKh driiijUs fan show any ioc"H
prcift5ioiiui eiiqoi enient I tot u)i-
pepsia, liver troubles, all chronic Catar
rhal affections of whatever name or
nature, lingering coughs, bronchial,
throat and lung affections, the 'Dis
covery can be relied upon, as sover
eign remedy. .
A little book of extracts treating of
all the several infrredienta entering Into
Dr. Pierce's medicines, being extract
from standard medical works, of the
different schools of practice will be
mailed free to any one asking (by postal
card or letter), for the same, addressed
to Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., and
Siring the writer's full post-office ad
rees f fainly written. . .
Don't aooept a substitute of unknown
composition for this non-sect; MUI
Us' a or know couroaiTiox.
Hall, George l-tishlnsky and Oliver Hud
son. The democrats placed In nomination
J. M. Roberts and H. M. Boennieheen for
members of the school board. Tor council
men. Will Whit. John Psttler, J. W. Book,
meyer. John BVhuIholf and John Vondran.
CENTRAL CITT. Neb.. March -(Special.)
The anti-saloon caucus held last
night nominated the following ticket:
Mayor. W. McOullough; clerk. M. O. Mer
reil; treasurer, Oeorge Bocker; police Judge,
i. 8. Newlen; engineer, L. Peterson; coun
cllmen. 8. B. Starrett. William May and
O. C. Harris.
WEST POINT. Neb., Msrch H.-iSpeelnl )
The committee of the eltixens' party for
the municipal election for West Point has
tleolded not to call a separate convention,
but has endorsed the entire ticket of the
people's party. There sre no live Issues
before the people and this action on the
part of the cltlrens' committee was taken
In the Interests of harmony and to pre
serve the Identity of tho party, which,
without a nomination, would be prevented
from asserting Itself at future elections.
FAIRBl'RY, Neb., March 17. (Special. )
The high license caucus held last night
mode the following nominations'. For
mayor, Dan Kavanaugh; clerk, J. L. Rain;
treasurer, J. O. Evans; police Judge, R. E.
Riley; engineer,- W. W. Waters; aldermen,
F'rst ward. F. M. Rnlni Second ward, Ed
Ayres; members of school board, E. H
Howell and C. H. Denney.
The law and order party last evening
nominated the following: For mayor, W. B.
Bprague; clerk, G. W. Hoch; treasurer, E.
A. Tontz; engineer, N E. Davis; aldermen.
First ward, Prior Rlgdon; Socond ward,
J. C. McLuca.
CLARK S, Neb., March 17.-(Bpeclal Tele
gram.) The anti-license party 'at a rous
ing business men's caucus Friday evening
nominated W. C. Knight and Frank Sears
for village trustees. Concerted effort Is
being made to get rid of the two saloons
In Clarks. In compliance with a petition
the village board has determined to sub
mit the question of granting license at the
coming election. At the caucus a liberal
fund was guaranteed for use In prosecut
ing Illegal voters and a committee was ap
pointed to organize a vigorous campaign
WEEPING WATER. Neb., March 17.
(Special.) At the Business Temperance
caucus held Friday night the following
ticket was nominated: F. H. Gorder,
mayor; C. W. Blah, treasurer; W. H. Ly- i
man, clerk; P. S. Barnes, police Judge;
councllmen, First ward, J. W. Colbert;
Second ward. Turner Zlnk; Third ward,
B. E. Cllzbe; for members of Board of
Education, John Colbert, S. F. Everdet,
three-year term; S. W. Orton to fill va
cancy. Verdict In Holdra drain Snlt.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 17.
(Special.) The somewhat sensational cose
of the Paul Schmlnke company against
' W. 8. Holden and H. H. Beater terminated
after a trial occupying four days. Ed L.
Holden was manager of an elevator at
Burr, thla county, and disappeared and
ha not been heard from since. He was
supposed to have a large amount of grain
In the elevator and stored in Bt. Louis.
The plaintiffs attached the grain found
i at Burr, but W. 8. Holden claimed that
there was no groin In the elevator belong- but some people make damphools of them
' Ing to Ed 8. Holden; that it had all been selves and also Injur their neighbors as
shipped out, and what was there had been ' well as themselves. Hereafter the writer's
1 hauled there by tenants of the various ; name shall appear In print as well as the
farms owned by W. 8. Holden. The Jury
returned a verdict for the plaintiff. Mr.
Holden's family are confident tthat Ed
committed suicide. ,
Webster Connty Conrt House.
BLUE HILL, Neb., March 17.-(8peolal.)
The voter of Webster county will be
given an opportunity to say (Whether It
shall have a new court house. Wednes
l day' afternoon the board took up the peti-
I tion presented by the Red Cloud Commer-
clal club, asking that a special election
be called to vote upon the proposition to
Issue $75,000 bonds for the purpose of build
ing and furnishing a new court house,
and unanimously voted to call a special
lection to be held April 30.
Nebraska. News Notes.
WEST POINT A marriage license has
been Issued to Daniel J. Brand and Miss
Mary Daehr, both of Wlsner.
CENTRAL. CITY Treasurer Dixon hns
received a check from the I'nion Pacific
fur t-6.323.ffl, the balance due on taxes for
the last three years.
CH APRON Mrs. Emily Foxworthy. aged
87 years. Is dead. Funeral services held at
the residence were conducted by Rev. E. F.
Kberly of the First baptist church.
CHADRON The school board has re
elected C. N. Walton as Superintendent of
the public schools of Chadron st an in
creased salary. His work the last year haa
been exceptionally satisfactory.
HUMBOLDT- Walter Hillings and Miss
Laura Shaffer, two well-known young peo
ple of thla city, went to Falls City yes
terday and today were united In marriage,
to the surprise of their friends hereabouts.
NEBRASKA CITY The republicans held
primaries Suturday everting und elected
delegates to the convention to be hiOd Tues
day evening. There are four councllmen
and three members of the Board of Educa
tion to be elected this spring.
HUMBOI-XT Reuben Robinson, a well
known young man, whoue parents reside
In this city, sustained a badly mashed
hund, with slight Injuries to his rhest, by
getting In the way of a falling barrel of
molasses while unloading freight, at this
WEBT POINT The people of Cuming
county still owe the sum of $30,000 of the
Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley rail
road bonds. They have already paid
tTO.MJO of the lluO.dOO first given to aid In
the construction of that road through Cum
CENTRAL, CITY The new Btromsberg
line was opened Friday, the first regular
fassengtr train leaving at 8:30 a. m., re
urning at 7:36 p. m. The freight leaves
at I p. m. There la little difference in the
mileage of the I'nion Pacific and the Bur
lington between here and Lincoln.
WEEPINO WATER J. H. Pavls. an old
cltlien of Cass county, died Friday night
after an illness of several weeks due to
a general breaking down In health. Ha
was to years old, wa an old soldier and a
highly respected and Influential citizen.
The funeral will be held from the Methodist
Episcopal church at t o'clock Monday,
CHADRON-Charles P. Coffey, president
of the First National bank of Chadron,
has purchased a majority of the stock In
the bank of Hay Pprlngs, and with D. II.
Orlswold of Uordon now owns that bank.
Walter C. Drown, who usod to be cashier
of the First National hern, but lately of
Basile Mills. Neh., is now cashier of the
Huy Springs bank.
OXFORD Owing to the existence of
i smallpox contaKlon in the pnstorflce build
ing, the department has ordered the tem
porary removal of the office, and Postmas
ter Lashbrook la dispensing mall st the
Baptist church to the best of his ability
with his limited facilities. New cases de
veloped are Frank Cook and Miss Liucy
nana. All tne churches or the city have
btn ordered closed.
PLATTSMOL'TH The Woman's Christian
Temperance union scored another success
Friday evening In the Methodist Enlsconal
church In the second of a series of me'ii.1
contests, which was largely attended. Th
class comprised seven boys between th
ages of 11 and 15 years. Th judges. Revs.
J. H. Salsbury, J. E. Houlgate and A. L.
Zlnk. awarded the medal to Benjamin
Windham, son of Hon. R. It. w Indham.
WEST POINT-At ths adjourned regular
meeting of ths West Point school board
teachers were elected end their salaries
fixed as follows: Knima Miller, t-iO; Blanche
Bchslrer, V; Margaret Uallagher. 115;
Elisabeth Kay, Elsie Piper, assistant
principal. 1.0. Charles R. Weeks, '. Mias
erna Barr. w ho has dons splendid work
In the seventh grade, did not apply for re
elertion. It is understood shs will teach
In Lincoln the coming year.
WEST POINT C. C. Diiescher. DroDiietftr
of the Beemt-r Roller mills, has eichangod
mat property wun j. f. McAllister or
Atkinson for tm acres of Holt county. Itnd
WEBT POINT The body of Mrs. Koch
arrived In the city Sunday and was in
terred by the side of her husband in the
Rubllo cemetery. Mrs. Koch who died In
orfolk, ss on of th best known pioneer
womem of th) nectlon of the taie
had Len a mldow fur eighteen years.
NEBRA8KA CITY The will of ChnrlM
eouaty wurt. Th. win was drawn on
Mav . rani and bequeaths all his property
to his wife, but she died before he did. He
gives Mies Magrle Welch U.'. his brother
Thomas $1 and his sister It.iW. The re
mainder, both real arid personal Is given
to his sister. Mrs. Ann Malon of Newark,
N .1 He nlsn provides that a monument
shall be erected over his grave to cost not
less than J"0.
YORK-The Commercial club sprinted
N. A. Desn. A. 1 Christian. William Foyer,
Ed Felton, T. W. Smith and (leorge I or
roran a committee to sell $3.ow worth of
York county fair stock at $10 rer share.
The object of selling this stock Is to pro
vide for Indebtedness resulting from a
windstorm that blew down nearly every
thing on the grounds some years sgo. An
other reason for selling the stock Is to
keep the forty acres now used by the Fair
association. It la one of the public prop
erties that business men of York no not
want sold. The committee will have no
trouble In disposing of the stock for the
reason that each tit) share of stock Is worth
RAILROADS EXTEND LOBBY
(Continued from First Page.)
clared that the Omaha merchants shirked
taxes against the rest of the state and that
if the Union Pacific were assessed as the
Omaha merchants were assessed they would
never utter a single protest. Replying to
Mr. Olover on a question of expediency,
County Attorney Mayer Insisted that It waa
a question, so far as Omaha was concerned,
of right and wrong, and Omaha, he believed,
certainly had grounds for objection.
NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY
Claalnt and Crlons Feature Of Mfe
In Rapidly Growing;
Blair complained of a minstrel company
from Fremont which was not up to ex
pectation and the next day the Fremont
Herald at once reprinted a note thirty
years old to show that Blair sent a troupe
to Fremont to play "Ten Nights In a Bar
J. O. Alden retires from the position of
editor of the Aurora Republican and is
succeeded by Clark Perkins, formerly of
the 8t. Paul Republican and secretary of
the republican state central committee.
Mr. Alden has had editorial charge of the
paper for over seven years, but the work
Is too heavy for him on account of th
condition of his health and the weight of
Excitement Near Ansley There was
quite an excitement In Happy Hollow Bun
day evening over a poor old tramp who
happened along when the male Inhabitants
of some of the homes were absent, P. M.
Dady finally settled the affair by keeping
the tramp over night. Monday evening a
peddler came along through the Hollow
and scared them all again.-tappy Hollow
Correspondence Ansley Argosy.
Edltor Loses Patience The editor of this
paper takes no part In the Coopervilla
school scrap. Our rule has always
to give to each and every side, persons or
Individual, spnee In the paper to state their
side of the question. The editor Is a be
liever In man's duty to his fellowmnn.
article. Anselmo Enterprise.
Veteran Conductor Conductor Tom Ryan
of Nebraska City, who for years has had
charge of the Nebraska City-Lincoln pas
senger train. Is the oldest conductor of the
Burlington road In point of continuous ser
vice. He haa been: with the company for
thirty-six year, and: with the excepNon
of seven, years has had a run from Ne
braska City. He has lived thera since
But when the Lincoln passenger
train run was extended to Falls City he
f applied for a change and has been given
a run between Lincoln and Wymore. Ne
Fate Against the Railroad The railroad
company Is hauling all their lumber end pil
ing away from the river over In Iowa, and It
Is reported that they will abandon work
over there for good. They claim that they
will now let the river have Its own way
In the future and If It wants to cut
through It can do so. If this should hap
pen the company will take all Its trains
around by way of Omaha. Many thousands
of dollars have been spent on the river
opposite Blair and the rlprapplng has fur
nished work for quite a number of our
cJtlxens, but If reports are true the Com
pany Is getting a little discouraged and
will not attempt to do anything with the
river In the future. Blair Democrat.
Rural Joys of Springtime I'd like to be
a. farmer and paddle in the mud; I'd like
to milk the meek-eyed cow, a-chewln' of
her cud; I'd like to feed the little pigs,
a-swimmin' In their pens, and curry off
the rooster and harness up th hens.
I'd like to swim out to the 'barn In mud
up to my chin, and open up the stable
with an early mornln' hymn; I'd sing a
song of glory, of birds and trees In bud,
of farmers In the springtime a-paddlln'
In the mud. Oh, It's nice to be a farmer
In the early days of spring, when It snows
and rains and rains and snows and blows
like anything; all you have to do Is whis
tle, and sing and cuss the mud, and slosh
around and feed the stock and slip and
fall ker-thud! For It's fun to be a
farmer In th early days of spring when
the weather changes every day and mud
on everything; all you have to do la slosh
around and milk the Jersey hens and wad
In mud up to your chin to And the piggies'
pens. The little piggies stand a-squealln'
through the rails, with a daub of mud
on every snout and mud balls on their
talis. The bossy calves He down to sleep
and freese fast In their tracks; the wagon
wheels won't go around till you hit 'em
with an axe. Yes, It' great to be a
farmer with the mud on everything
(a-alttln In your office) In the early days
of spring. Falrbury Journal.
ON "THE IlOAJi"
And It's Really Lots of Fun.
An Ind. woman solved th food qusstlon
with good sound reasoning. 8he says:
'FoT almost ten year I suffered from
poor health, which was plainly th result
of Improper food.
"I was always drowsy, had headache,
stomach trouble, was getting a sallow
complexion in short was simply miser
able. "Yet I did not realise ths real cause of
my trouble until recently. I have given
Grape-Nuts and the exercises In ths little
book, "Th Road to Wellville," (which I
found In th pkg.) a thorough trial, and
they have worked wonders for me.
"I noticed a change from the beginning.
My headache disappeared and at ths end
of the first week my stomach did not
trouble ms so much.
"Now, In ls thsn a month, my nerves
are strong and I begin to have soma am
bition to do thins. I have gained six
pounds and feel full of life.
"Qrape-Nuta food, with cream, makes
a delicious dish and I never grow tired of
It. I consider "The Road to Wellville" on
of the most valuable books ever printed,
for I owe my present good health to It
snd Grape-Nuts." Nam given by Postuin
Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Get th book
j 8U "There'e a reason.
FINANCES OF PUBLIC MEN
Etnatort Oftei Eter'fioe Fortanti to feiTs
REASON IN SPOONER'S RESIGNATION
Other Before Hint Hare Fonnd Coat
f ftat In ronarres Far Ex
ceeds the Amount of th
(From a Staff Correspondent T
WASHINGTON, March 17. (Ppeelal.)
The resignation of John C. Spooner as
United States senator from Wisconsin Is
still a subject of much comment In the
newspaper world. And yet. In view of all
the facts which sre known to Senator
Ppooner'sfrlends, the wonder Is that Sena
tor Spooner did not send In to the gov
ernor of his stnte his resignation much
soonsr. To those who know the man, to
those who know his ability, to those who
know his ambition, It Is a marvel that
John C. Spooner has continued to represent
the commonwealth of Wisconsin as long as
he has. When Spooner entered public life
conditions were wholly different from what
they are now. He represented one faction
of the republican party In his state. Then
cams an Interregnum. Later Mr. Spooner
came back because of the predominance
of the faction which he and his people
During the years that Spooner was out
of the senate he acquired the reputation
of being one of the greatest lawyers In
the country. When ho came to the senate
this last time ha accentuated the fact thst
he was not only one of the greatest lawyers
In the country, but In the senate demon
strated that he was one of Its greatest
debaters, He gave up much to be a senator
of the I'nited States. And Spooner's resig
nation from his high office which he now
occupies and which is effective on May 1
shows the power of party politics, but falls
to show the self-sacrifice which Is not only
trus In Senator Spooner's case, but In the
esse of hundreds of others who have sacri
ficed Incomes In order that the principles
for which they stood should triumph.
Spooner's Fees a Ijivryer.
When John Spooner came to the senate
he was earning anywhere from (jb.OOO to
100,000 a year In lawyer's fees. He gave
up those fees to represent his state In the
national congress, succeeding William F.
Vila for the term beginning March 4, 1897.
Since that time Senator Spooner haa prac
tically been out of the practice of the law.
Realizing the demands of his growing
family and the much more crying needs
that enter Into the life of today than ten
or twenty years ago, the senior senator
from Wisconsin astonished the country, hut
not his friends, by tendering his reslgna-
! tlon, to take effect on May 1. Probably
tired of poliUcal life, of its strifes and Its
seeming failures, Senator Spooner In the
plenitude of his powers has decided to go
back to the active practice of the profes
sion which he has adorned.
Senator Spooner is not alone In the sacri
fices he has made for politics. The congress
of the United States contains the names of
hundreds of men who have given up com
fortable Incomes, comparative ease and re
spect of their fellows to take positions in
One or the other of the houses of congress.
Probably first among those who can be
mentioned Is Senator Teller of Colorado,
who .has represented his state since It
admission. When he came to the senate
he was earning $75,000 a year, largely from
suits growing out of mining claims. Since
that time he has earned but one fee, that
of 11.000, from a case which was pending
tn the supreme court of the United States
at the time of hi election and which his
firm, Teller, Orahood & Co., were In charge
of when Henry M. Teller was elected sena
tor. That case had nothing to do with the
government, being a case between Indi
vidual corporations engaged in the mining
Hoar's Fortune Shrink.
There I no more luminous example of
what many men give up when they enter
politics, so far as their finance are con
cerned, than Is shown In the case of the
late senator from Massachusetts, George
Frlsbee Hoar. When Senator Hoar came to
the senate he was reputed to be worth
$200,000. When he left the senate he wa
reckoned to be worth $o0,0u0 less than when
he entered that body. And Senator Hoar
was a careful, painstaking man, besides his
pre-eminent ability. But the legitimate de
mands upon him and the smalr salary which
he received as a senator of the United
States could not stop the shrinkage of his
small fortune, which was considerably less
when he died than when he went Into
Oeorge F. Edmunds left a splendid legal
lnoome to enter the United States senate
and when he left public life In 1K91, having
resigned much as Senator Spooner haa done
to go back to the practice of his profession,
he had little or nothing to show for his
years In the upper branch of congress, ex
cept th honor which attaches to that posi
tion. George F. Edmunds sines his resig
nation from ths senate In 1831 has earned
one fee, to say nothing of countless other
fees, which brought him more money than
th salary of a full term In th United
David B. . Hill, Thomas B. Reed, M. C.
Butler, John M. Thurston and Frank Pettl
grew are others who have served In on
branch or the other of congress, who gav
up splendid Incomes, and who found they
could not get along on the 16,000 a year
salary provided by statute. David B. Hill,
who is In Washington this week trying a
case before the supreme court of th United
States, Is making more money now than
ever before, and, a he says, It is wholly
due to his being out of politic.
Gates and Hill Aid Friend.
Thomas B. Reed, lat speaker of the
house of representatives, left public life In
order that he might acquire something fur
his old age. While lis did not llv luu
enough to acquire anything near Ilk a
competency, John W. Gates, one of the big
hearted and brainy financiers of th coun
try, handed Mrs. Reed, on the death of her
distinguished husband, fltO.Ouu which Gate
had mad out of amount which Resd had
deposited with him for investment.
Thomas B. Reed, with all his bigness, his
ability and his acumen, was not a financier,
but he wa beloved by those who knew
him, and John W. Gates was on of the
number. On day Gaus met Reed and th
latter told the former that he wa going
out of congress because he could not nuUte
ends meet. Then Gates said:
"Tom, why don't you lt me handle your
finance. You know you haven't got any
Whereupon Speaker Keed agreed to turn
over to Gate a certain proportion of hi
earning that It might be Invested by the
financier In stocks or bonds to bring an in
come to tbs Maine statesman in his old a.
or to his widow and cbildmo. Tom Ked
didn't llv to enjoy the Increment, but hi
widow and children receivad ths amount
of money above alluded to because of th
regard which John W. Gates had for their
distinguished husband and father.
When Frank Pettlgrew went out of th
senate, be It said in all due regret, h went
out pretty nearly broke He had always
been a good friend of James J. Illy, tbs
"Old Msn if th Northwest." and pcawlbly
had represented snnie of Hill's Interest In
a legal way. When h want out Mr. H1U
backed Pettlgrew for certain storks he told
him to buy, so the story goes, and UIH.
who knows thing or two, told Tettlgrew
to sell the stcrk when It reavrhed a certain
figure. The figure was reached and Petti
grew sold, tion.ono better off than when he
bought. A short time after he received a
laconic telegram from Mr. Hill snvlng,
"Don't buy any more tocks." And Frank
Pettlgrew haa remained out of the market
Other examples of men who havs quit
public life to find In private business a re
compense for their abilities are found in
Frank Vauderllp. Islle M. Shsw, R. B.
Armstrong and Milton R. Alles, all ccm
hected with the Treasury department. And
they are doln well cn the outside.
terUes' Mr of Harrison.
John W. Ye.kos of Kentucky, commis
sioner of Internal revenue, one of the most
popular men In the Roosevelt administra
tion, popular for his excellent qualities of
human spirit ns well as his ability and In
tegrity as a public servant, loves a story
with a point and he can relate It hlmsnlf
with the color and flavor of life. He has
Just cwitributed something worth while to
the annals of two well known Americans.
He was In a group talking about the big
fees paid lawyers of proved ability nowa
days and he narrated this.
"A few years after Benjamin Harrison
quit the White House as his official domi
cile, the noted Wldener-Elklns syndicate
bought up the traction lines of his home
town, Indianapolis). A local howl went up
over the deal and those opposed to It de
termined to carry the quarrel into the
courts. They filed a double-barrel prayer.
They set forth that the tines as sought to
be controlled by the syndicate had no
rights the people were bound to respect :
ergo, the franchises were worthies. If
this plea should not be upheld, It was then
to be Insisted that the lines should be re
quired to charge not more than t cent fare.
Either proposition, sustained at that time,
would have mn the syndicate out of busi
ness In Indlapolls.
"Thus confronted, the syndicate, whose
headquarters were In Philadelphia, sent for
Philander Chase Knox, afterward attorney
general and now t'nlted States senator
from Pennsylvania. Knox was retained as
their attorney In the case. He went at
once to Indianapolis to Investigate the' situ
ation. When he returned he reported a
formidable general feeling ajalnst the syn
dicate and advised that ho better thing
could be done than to retain Mr. Harrison,
the former president, to combat the opposi
tion with his legal acumen and his political
prestige. It was agroed that as Mr. Knox
had been sojected to manage the case h
would better do a he pleased about It,
"So Mr. Harrison was taken Into coun
sel. The rase was fought to a finish In
the Indiana courts, and the syndicate won
a complete victory. After It was all over,
the late president went to Mr. Knox and
told him that under ordinary conditions
he would render his bill for professional
services to Mr. Knox for his endorsement,
to be transmitted to the syndicate.
Harrison' Bio; mil.
" 'Hut In this case,' said Mr. Harrison.
I feel justified In a different course not
through any disposition to be discourt
eous to you, but to relieve you from pos-
siDie emoarrassmeni. i nis nas been a
very Important case. We have saved our
clients a great deal of money. I am get
ting far along in years, and I propose to
render a bill commensurate with my serv
ices and with the Importsnce of the case.
The bill will be large. I wish to relieve you
from any necessity of constraint of sentl
ment that you should endorse an account
which you might conscientiously regard as
extortionate, and on the other hand I would
avert from you any embarrassment that
In so doing you might humiliate me In
the event that th account was not al
lowed. Therefore, I ask your permission
to present the bill direct.'
"Such a course, Mr. Knox replied, would
be to him perfectly satisfactory. Mr. Knox
thought no more of It for the time being.
Mr. Harrison made out a bill for $3,000 and
sent it to the Philadelphia syndicate.
Promptly the syndicate responded with a
check for the amount of the bill and a cor
dial letter of thanks for the efficient serv
"Some time thereafter Messrs. Knox and
Harrison met at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
The former president of the United States
mentioned the fact that he realised the bill
for $26,000 he had presented to th Phila
delphia syndicate In the case In which they
wore associate counsel was unusually large.
but that It had been settled promptly and
without a word of complaint.
' 'Why,' spoke Mr. Knox, 'should they
complain? My bill was for $100,000. I
thought yours would be not less. There was
no ootnplalnt of mine.' "
a karat wedding rings, Edholm. jsweler.
Another New rfe.
During the lost six months there ha been
a decided Improvement In the number and
quality of Omaha cafes, all of which goes
to show the rapid stride being made by
Omaha. ' The latest acquisition Is the Ex
celsior, located at 12M Parnam street, which
will be opened Monday, at which time a
special chicken dinner will be served. The
Excelsior will make the noonday lunch a
specialty. The price at th Excelsior will
be moderate. Aside from the advantage of
locution, no expense Is being spared to
make It not only the best equipped In al)
respects unsurpassed cutsloe but the most
popular cafe and bar In th city.
DIAMONDS Frenser. lftth and Dodg.
Mangum Co.. LEVTF.'R HPECIAMSTaV
DEATH flECORD. .
James 1.. MeCoyu
TECnKSEH, Neb., March 17. 'Special.)
James L. McCoy, a well known farmer of
near this city, died very suddenly of heart
failure last evening. Ha had suffered with
a heart ailment for a number of years.
Mr. McCoy was a native of Ohio county,
West Virginia, having been born on Janu
ary 28, 1S41 In bis youth he located In
Peoria county, Illinois, and In that county
In 1K63 married Miss Elisabeth White, who
survives him. To this union eight children
were born. In 18S the MeCoy family came
to Nebraska and have lived In this county
since. Mr. McCoy had long been a member
of the Presbyterian churoh snd was a
splendid Christian gentleman. The children
f HN1 ; 'OS eSMV
s .s Slr
of Lcuaos.. Almond, etc, are as natural
and gtroBj aa caa be naa.de.
re James McCoy of this county, SnnvicI
and Harry McCoy nf Orlesns, Mrs. J. K.
McDougal of Teoumseh. Mrs Charles Plal
of this county, Mrs. WllWr Jump of thl
county. Oeorge McCoy, who lives at hom.
nd William McCoy of Tawnee county.
The foneral arrangements have not yet
TABLE ROCK. Neb., March 17 .-( Special )
Orrln Bates, a pioneer settler of Pawnee
county, died at his home In Pawnee t Ity
Friday sfter a lingering Illness Incident to
old age, having almost reached four score
years. Mr. Hates was a native of Maine,
and settled on a homestead six miles south
of here about forty-live yesrs ago. He hd
retired from farm life and lived In Pawnee
City. He hsd been an active and en
thusiastic odd Fellow for a number f
years. The funeral services were held under
the auspices of that order at Pawnee City
today. A Isrge number of the order were
present from Table Rock Snd adjoining
towns. He leaves s wife and two daughters.
J. J. NnrrU.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. March n.-(Ppeclal )
J. J. Morris, one of the pioneer residents
of this city, but who for half a doscn
years has been making his horn at Fall
City, died at the latter place at the sua
of 73 years, after being In steadily falling
health for the Inst few years. He leave
a wife and three grown children. Miss
Neva, who resides st home, and two sons,
Elr.a Morris of Kansas City snd Huher
Morris of Oklahoma City. The remaining
daughter, Mrs. Arthur J. Weaver of Falls
City, died about a month sro. Funeral
services were held at the family home and
Interment made at White Cloud, Kan,
To Cnre Grip In Two Ilnya.
I-ex&tlve Hromo Quinine removes th
cause. To get the genuine call for full nam
and look for signature of E. W. Grove. 26o.
Karly stakes nt Charter Onku
HARTFORD, Conn., March 17-Charter
Oak Park announces two early cloning
races for the Grand Circuit meet, cl'win"
April IS. A new race will he for the Nut
meg pursw of $6,0n0, for 2?n7 pneers. Tho
CTharter Onk purse of $10,O. which Isst
year was for l.OO trotters, will tie for 2:10
trotters. Each of these events will be three
heats of one mile each, with handioap for
entrance according to record.
Americans Detent Nationals.
HOUSTON. Tex.. March 17.-The 8t. Louie
National Uague tse bull team was de
feated In an exhibition game here this aft
ernoon by the Washington AmeiicAjis.
Karger did most of the pitching for St.
Louis and allowed three run In the fourth
Inning. Falkenberg was the principal pitcher
for Washington. Score: t to L
Nebrnk City Claim Championship.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. Msrch 17. (Spe
cial.) When the Nebraska City High school ,
basket hall team defeated the Peru team
Friday evening It made them the champion
of the southeastern portion of the state,
and should they defeat the South Omaha
team It will glv them the championship
of the South Piatt.
J. E. Porter of Crawford Is registered at
Dr. Klopp and wife of Stanton are at th
At the Murray: J. W. Howell, Ragnn;
A. C. Langdon, Papllllon; J. W. Stevens,
Stat Senator L. C. Gibson of South
Omaha Is confined to hl room with an
attack of Inflammatory rhfinsttsm. Mr.
Gibson returned home last Thursday.
At the Millard: J. E. Porter, Crawford;
W. F. Westrand, George W. Truechek.
Mloomfield; H. C. Vail, Alhlon; Oeorge S.
Hamilton, Kearney; J. J. Fletcher. Alliance.
At the Paxton: Oeorge Toofan, North
Platte: H. A. Nlleman, Gretna; J. II. Dim
eter, Uncoln; A. M. Wells, Schuyler; Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Henry. Fremont.
J. W. Stevens of Miller Is a guest at the
r CIVE DO
GIVE DOUBLE SERVICE
The onlv men
who do not wear
those who do not
know what they
are. The best
New York, N. Y.
Ennr! tan W ano
s vuu i vi who find
their nowar t
Ja..a work and youthful vivos
riOl WOO gon a result of ver
Work or mental exertion should take
CRAY'S NERVB FOOD PILLS. They will
tiak you eat and sleep and be a man again,
fl Best SjM 7 MaML
Sherman H McCorvnel! Dru Co
r IStn and Dodg Bts Omaha. Nh
Careys iuiiaiie." Van fwn mtf
txativo promo Quiai
G. A. L1NDQUEST CO..
Makers of good clothes. Spring goods
are new and ready for Inspection.
ISth and Furnam 8ts.
6-!3 Paxton Blk. 'Phone Doug. 1811.
Every Nlghl-Matlnevs Thur.. Sat., Bun.
Four Harveys. Edgar Atchison Ely,
Alice Davenport A Co., Howard and
Howard, Frank Marrkley, Maraello aod
Mlllay, Three Troubadours and th Klno
Prloe 10c, 25c. 60c.
Sktttns, every sfUrnoos sad evralDi this
aSaUulo l Cents.
NOTICE NOTICE IS IlLRtBY GIVEN
thst th Keith and Lincoln counties Irri
gation District will receive sealed proposals
fur ths purchass of th sixty-six hundred
(W,is.wi) dollars remaining of ths Udid Is
sue of said district up to the hour of ten
o'clock a. Ui. ju April second, 1177, at ths
ofjlr of ths secretary of Ui Irrigation Dis
trict In th Vlllsgs f Sutherland, In Lin
coln County, Nbreka. bald bunds are In
the denominations of on hundred (tlOO.Ot)
dollars each and bear interest at tr.e rat
of six ircntuin per annum paabl semi
annually on the first Jays of M&rrb and
September of euch snd every yesr begtu
BUig with ths first day of September, lwi.
The bonds ar of three eiie od ten of
thn.u ar due on th drat day of March,
117; thirty-nine of them due on the first
day cf It u r co. Vf. ssvaotssn of them r
due J a th Ural day of March, ltU Th
seaiAl broscdnUs may b for ths wtsls of
, said bonds r for a-ny portion thareof. snd
urn Bios sill r.e openaa irameamtsiy snsr
tbs hour of ten o clock a. m. n tii said
set-ond day of April. UK'7. The nswrd re
serves ths right i reject soy and ail bid.
f:hth flay or March, W7.
A Mil fciioUP, sUcratary.
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