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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1900.
SflliMWAY CETS SEW LEAVE
Doomed Man it Granted Stay of Exe
cntion Until March 5.
ORDER BY THE SUPREME COURT
Prisoner U Dreaae Heay
Mart tor Gallaw Wk th Dr-Glvlaa-
Frrm a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. -.-Fpcdal.-Hls good
bye said, his final prayer spoken, hla
preparations to dl all made, standing In
the very ah (low of the gallows, R. Mead
. Shumway. convicted . murderer of Mr.
, Sarah Martin.. n ssved by a atay of f lo
cution issued by the supreme court. Notlc
of the nrtlon of the court was received
at the atate penitentiary Just two mtnutea
' before the rieath march waa to have
farted, fmm the prisoner's cell to the
acaffold. Shumway thought the appearanra
' of the deputy Warden and others at .his
cell door waa notice to him that the roo-
ment of his execution had arrived. When
he was Informed that by the court's ae
' ere his execution had been postponed until
. llarch S, exefpt by a change of expression
he showed do Ft ma of Interest. aald noth
Ing. A few moments later he remarked:
'I Just as well hava been hanavd today
; as March ."
In the warehouse of the broom factory,
where the gallows Is located. 100 or more
persons had been ixrrmlfted to enter to
; witness the hanging, and morur these were
Jacob Martin, the husband of the mur
dered woman; Harvey Grovea, her brother;
two nephews. C. E. Oravea and U. K.
Groves: l.r. A. It. Touveile. the family
physicians for the Martin; a dHagitlon
rtim Beatrice, and Firth and Ariama, near
where the crime waa committed, and sev
eral members of the legislature.
These persons had reached the rdson
early In the forenoon, and for more than
. an hour they huddled together In the
: damp. c-Hd gallows room waiting the com
: ing of the condemned man. It had been
( told that the death march would start
at 2:3(1 o'clock and It was Just that hour
i that Warden Recmer stepped to the door
and announced the decision of tho court,
taslats II Is laaoerat,
Bhumwi)- had written hla last letter to
his sweetheart, Stella Bogerly. and had this
morning received one from her In reply. In
her letter she expressed sympathy for him
and the hope that "we shall soon meet."
The stay of execution was signed by
Judges Root, Reese, Dean and Fawcett,
Judges Barnes and Letton not concurring.
The action waa taken after affidavits had
, been presented to th court to show 8hum
; way was not mentally competent. Fulton
Jack, a Beatrice attorney, swore Shumway
was not competent to transact ordinary
business. R. W. Sabin. another lawyer,
signed an affidavit to the same effect.
Mrs. Anna Peters of Beatrice testified In an
affidavit that her husband, John F. Peters,
one of the Jurors who convicted Shumway,
had committed suicide because ha felt ha
had done a great wrong In voting for con
viction Three physicians, A. B. Robinson,
C. F. Fait and P. T. Gon, testified he was
not mentally responsible, and his half
brothers, A. F. and 'William Shumway,
swora he had been Injured while a boy by
being dragged by a horse. They asserted
hla head was Injured then and ha has never
The hearing before Governor Shallenberger
The bearing before Governor Shallenberger
In the Shurnay case laated from 10 o'clock
Until U 0 p. m, ami, at the conclusion, the '
governor without hesitation declared ' he
would not Interfere In the case. He said
he believed Shumway had had a chance
a an nimseix oi ma cinmiiuuonti ngnis
and that It was for the supreme court and
not for him to pass upon thesa questions.
f r.umway was represented before the
governor by R. M. Land Is of Seward and
Jvu'ge Francis G. Mamer of Kearney.
Deputy Attorney General Grant Martin
re resented the state.
Tbe defense urged that reprieve of 100
days be granted In which Shumway might
protect bia rights. It was claimed ha had
been deprived In the first trial of seven
peremptory challenges and that in the
supreme court he had been denied a rehear
ing by three Judges only, whereas four
was a majority. Judge Hamer urged that
the brutality of the crime cansed the prose
cution to overlook the lights of his client.
B. M. lM.AXS IMPROVEMENTS
Mill Ball Neve Coal Pfceas Taak
at Brakes Bow.
BROKEN BOW. Neb., Feb. .-SpeclaL)
The Burlington railroad at this point
contemplates making several Important
changes and Improvements In the near fu
ture. Division Superintendent J. C. Bird
sell of Alliance has been m town this week
and says the road will erect new coal sheds
In the east end of tbe yards, at a cost of
tli.000. A steel water tank with a capacity
of llft.000 gallons will also be erected and a
number or new wells sunk. The tank will
be located In the east part of the yards,
but will not be on the main track as the
old one now la. It will be east of the depot
and to the south of the aide tracks, and a
4 nt tali
water crane will be erected where the pres-
nk stands. This crane will sunoly
water for engines on ths main tins
9.00 p. m.
Lines-la Office. Omaha Bee
518 Little Building
Auto Phtne 7417. Bell A-2598
G. N. Porter, Manager.
first siding. New side tracks will also be
put In. Surveyors have been here this week
snd have plotted the ground for the install
ing of tbe sheds, water tank and aide
tracks. An engine house will be built snd
new pumping machinery put In. There Is
also rumor that Important .changes are to
be mada In the train schedule before very
LirELT TIME OVER ' CHARTER
Desaorrata Have mm laalif Refer
llaaae t'ara ml ttee.
(From a Staff C'oi respondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 1 (Special Telegram.)
t anted An Interpretation of home rule.
Address communications to the Douglas
county delegation In the legialature or to
the mayor of Omaha.
The question was threshed out before the
house committee on cities and towns last
night by Mayor Dahlman, members of the
Douglas county delegation and others. Ths
question waa not settled, because the mayor
gave one definition. Senator Ransom gave
another and Charles E. Fanning wanted to
quota Mr. Bryan's answer to the question
as a final solution, but he was stopped by
friends of the presidential candidate, who
Insisted that Mr. Bryan should not be
dragged Into the fight. Bryan had been
appealed to, however, because Colonel Fan
ning, to help the mayor cut. said:
"Mayor Dahlman, what did Mr. Bryan
say when you asked him what he under
stood by home rule?"
"Don't bring him In here." "Cut that
out," and a few other such remarks greeted
As a matter of fact, however, Mr. Bryan
answered the question this way, so Colonel
Fanning told friends: "I believe home rule
Is taking the appointment of a police board
away from the governor and giving It to
The exhibition of the Omaha democrats
before the committee waa one of the great
est "harmony" sights ever witnessed In
Lincoln. Senator Ransom Insisted that he
told the people countless times that he fa
vored an elective police board, and just aa
insistent Mayor Dahlman claimed the sen
ator had not, but that he (Dahlman) had
told them ha favored a mayor appointed
"Not once during the campaign was It
even mentioned that the police board was
to be elected," said the mayor.
"Not once during the campaign was it
ever aald that the police board should ba
appointed." shouted Ransom.
Following are a few choice remark of
the democratic statesmen:
Senator Ransom, speaking of the charter
revision committee of Omaha: "They made
a mistake In thinking thev were elected in.
stead of this delegation."
Platter a Farce.
Senator Ransom, telllns of tha w-hi-
the democratic platform: "I know all about
that home rule plank of Ednr HVinni i
The platform had already been written and
mey were Just simply playing a farce for
Senator Ransom: "Not
Commercial club ever goes to the oolla to
Councilman Bridges: "No man in th.
Second ward has asked that the boar ha
Louis J. TePoel; "Ediir Howard nff.-i
a plank to the platform rommitiu e ..
democratic convention providing for an
elective police board and It was rejected."
Tom Flynn: T was chairman of tha
county committee and I made the
palgn that elected Senator Ransom. I never
had any one to tell me he favored an elec
Mayor Dahlman: "Ten .members of the
delegation agreed to an appointive board
and now the charter goes through the sen
ate providing for an elective board."
Previous to the grand mixup of the demo
cratic patriots over the slogan, "Let th
people rule." Andrew Rosewater, city engi
neer, pointed out the evil effects that
would result from gtving to th council
the right to appoint th help In the office
of the city engineer and he recited what
had occurred when this was the law,
H. B. Zlmman. representing tha charter
revision committee, spoke for this com
mittee, but waa stopped before ha finished
making the suggestions offered by his
Victor Rosewater talked briefly, saying
the mayor's plan of selecting th police
board seemed to be the better, but ha
favored permitting th present board to
serve cut its time before th mayor should
mag appointments. He favored a bill
making more specific the qualifications of
ornters to b sleeted. The charter pend
ing provide na qualification for th
ctunctlmeo other than that they live In
tha wards they represent. He favored nm.
hlbitlng a member of the nolle board being
a canaiaate for any other office during
the time he ha been chosen a police osm
nWaeioner. He called attention to th fact
that the question was wholly one of "home
rule" and that If the police board Is to be
elected why not the Park board and other
Senator Howell talked briefly, most of
that will be the
Positive $25 Value, at
A charming garment poaaewlng that
tamp of newness, of excluslveness, of abao
lut perfection In every detail. All th
newest shade of Invisible striped panama,
trimmed with soutache and Bangalin but
ton, new panel front, full gored skirt.
Ins time being devoted to a discussion aa
to whether he, Andrew Rosewater or Sen.
ator Ransom wrote the charter of twelve
years ajro. snd he voiced his objections to
Victor Rosewater being present to make
suggestions to a democratic legislature -or
to help Mayor Dahlman.
The Omaha men had not concluded what
they wished to say when tha hour became
too late to continue longer, and another
meeting will be held.
SKILL FR ACT I RED IX RCXAWAT
Yoaaa- Maa lastaatlr Killed fcy
BLOOM INOTON. Neb.. Feb. 1 (Special.)
Word waa Just received here that
"Happy" Nelson, a young farmer living
with his older brother four miles east of
Center, waa killed in a runaway accident
Monday. Toung Nelson had taken his
brother to Crelfchton to catch as train for
Wahoo. On his way home his team be
came unmanageable and ran away.- In
front of the mill In Bazile Mills Nelson was
thrown out of his wagon, striking his head
against a wheel of another wagon standing
In front of the mill. A fracture of the skull
resulted, which caused Instant death. This
is the fourth accident in this county within
two weeks, three of them resulting in
CEHIXO DAMAGE- CASE OX TRIAL
Promlaeat Plattsaaeath. Drwaarlat Sae
far False Arrest.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb, Feb. 11 (Special)
Th suit brought by Henry Geiing to
collect SC.WO damages from John M. Leyda
for being arrested by the sheriff and tried
In county court on the charge of having
Illegally sold liquor In his drug store on
Sunday, waa called in district court Thurs
day. The sheriff had been previously
Ignored and Judge H. D. Travis had ap
pointed ex-Sheriff W. D. Wheeler to em
panel a Jury and care for the same during
the trial. Judge J. J. Sullivan and General
Cowan of Omaha are assisting In the
prosecution, while Byron Clark and J. E.
Leyda, a brother of the defendant, repre
sent the defendant.
COMBINATION AGA1XST BRVAX
saalleaberaer a4 Hitchcock Sal t
NORFOLK. Neb., Feb. l.-(SpecUI Tele
gram.) The News this afternoon says It
has authoritative information that leading
Nebraska democrats. Including Governor
Shallenberger and Congressman Hitchcock,
both senatorial candidates, have leagued
to retire Bryan from leadership In the
state and national party affairs, believing
he should withdraw after everything has
been sacrificed for him by Nebraska, dem
ocrats during sixteen years.
Mrs. I.oalaa Staaalsh Meer.
SCOTIA, Neb., Feb. 11. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Ijoulsa Standlsh Moore died
here yesterday at tne home of her daughter,
Mrs. George V. McAnulty, after a pro
longed illness. Mrs. Moore was the widow
of th late David Moore and with her hus
band was among th early settlers of the
North Loup valley, having com her In
1877. and has resided here ever since. Be
sides Mrs. McAnulty, Mrs. Moor leaves a
son. Dr. Milan 8. Moore of Gotheneburg.
Neb. She waa a sister of M. M. Blandish,
819 Pacific street, Omaha. -
' Nebraska News Note.
"WESTON John Kavan. Jr., died early
this morning after a few days' Illness of
M'COOK Miss Mary Sawhill, Just recov
ering from a long and serious iilness, fell
down a stairway in the home of her sis
ter. Mrs. Margaret Oyster, this morning,
fracturing her collarbone. '
wn.jvc.rto An lmponani aeaj was Closed
here this week wtxn W. T. 8. Conner
traded his hotel at Famam for the livery
and feed barn at thia place formerly owned
hy J. Caator. Mr. Conner Is at present run
ning a hotel here.
KEARNEY Headmaster Russell of the
Kearney Military academy has received
an entire now outfit of band instruments
and that school will now have a regularly
organized band. Some good talent la, to be
found at the academy.
KEARNBY At a meeting of Company
V Nebraska National Guard, held last
evening. Jay Hawthorne was elected sec
ond lieutenant Mr. Hawthorne entertained
the company at the Palace cafe after the
meeting had adjourned.
BEATRICE O. O. Hill returned home
yesterday from Mfil o, where he was called
recently by the death of his sin, Raymond
Hill, who died of smallpox. Mr. Hlil waa
given little encouragement relative to the
removal of th body at a later date.
M'COOK Captain John O'Brien, a vet
eran of the civil war. died here suddonjv
yesterday morning. The body was shipped
this morning to Licm. N. Y.. for burial.
He was the father of C. J. O'Brien, cashier
of the McCook National bank of this city.
M'COOK Fred Whitney, a young man of
this city, waa arreated today, charged with
stealing a sack of flour from the mill of
the McCook Milling company last night.
He had a preliminary trial today, pleaded
guilty and was bound over to the next term
of district court.
KEARNEY The annual masquerade ball
or me caoets or tne Kearney MilVtaxy acad
emy was held at the cfty hall, which wai
decorated In the school colors, with Japa
nese laments ana special lig-bling efTecta
About seventy-five couples were masked
and some elegant coatumea were to b seen.
BEATRICE Mrs. Earl Owens, who hss
Just returned from an extended trip to
Linioraii, was laaen in yeaieraay at Wy
more with diphtheria and is reported seri
ously ill. Th Owens home has been quar
antined and every precaution tiirruan
will be taken to prevent an outbreak of
BEATRICE Th Luebben Hay Baler
company, which began business hers last
fall, has received many orders for ma
chines, and prospects are bright for a busy
season. The company ia manufacturing
balers that sell for SLSuO and 4u0 each.
Six machines ire being made to be deliv
ered In April.
BEATRICE Tha Nonpareils is th nam
of a new athletic club organised at the
Young Men' Christian association buliding.
The officers elected are as follows: Harold
Btourt. president: Frank Robinson, vice
president; Hoiace Cook, secretary-treasurer.
The club also organised a baae ball
team by electing Robert Warren manager
and Cheater Dobbs captain,
terday afternoon interesting reports were
submitted. These officers were elected:
Mrs. W. 8. Johnson, president: Mrs. m!
L. Van Arsdale. first vice president; Miss
BHA TRICE At the annual meeting of
th Presbyterian Missionary society yes
Jennie Robertson, second vice president
Miss Carrie Elliott, secretary; Mrs. V B
Sheldon, treasurer; Mra 8. P. Lester sec
retary of literature; Miss Hattie Yule as
sistant secretary of literature.
BLOOM FI ELD Bloomfleld people are re
joicing over the recent appointment of the
Bkomfield MuiricaJ association band a
I hm fine nritnMil.1 hn.a , i . .
, - : -' vj ui wiv viaie. uoy.
ernor Shallenberger has made the appoint-
"" ii unoersiooo tne appointment
has been ratified by the adjutant general
The band cm si sis of twenty-eight mu
sicians under the leadership of Prof. W
H. Comptnn, formerly leader of the First
regiment band of VYisner. The band will
celebrate the evMit with v, . 1 1 i, - L
ALLIANCE The first public entertain
ment of St. Agnes' academy waa held here
tonight in the Phelan opera house in which
ISO children participated. Th event marked
the termination of the first six months of
the academy's existence and the showing
In the wiy of ability and discipline Is the
many difficult drills by the children made
It the beat ever witneased here. The acad
emy u un4r Ika illrau.iiAH ik. ..i i
- - . . ... IWUJMlg-
paid for In a little more than on year
w uiiiui, ok uiq scnooi
of last fall.
Yleterv for ladepeadea ts.
SPRINGFIELD, m.. Feb. nWWhat inde
pendent telephone companies consider a
victory la th decision of the Illinois su
preme court today invalidating th sal of
a majority of the stock of th Kellogg
Switchboard and Supply europany to th
American Telephone and Telegraph com
pany. The court holds thst the American
company bought toe stock to get a a
MONEY FOR GENOA SCHOOL
Senator Brown Oeta an Appropriation
for Two Sew Building.
NEW LUMBER RATE INTO DAKOTA
River aaa Hsreers Bill, t Be Re
eerted t the Heese Today, Tea.
talas Appreprlatlea for
the Mlasearl River.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. l.-(SpeclaI Tele-gram-
Through the efforts of Senator
Brown, the Item of SM.SoO for maintenance
of th Genoa Indian school waa restored to
It customary place In the Indian appro
priation bl'l during the consideration of
thst measure by the senate today. Senator
Brown further gained the consent of the
enate to the Insertion of two amendments
for further Improvements at the Genoa
choot, one carrying an appropriation of
17.000 for the erection of a brick barn and
the other prcvldlng R.O00 for the construc
tion of a residence for the superintendent.
AS the bill now standa the nnnr.rf.ll., I.
mad for a total of lei.SOO. with nothing said
to tne disposal of th school by any
officer of th government.
Petition fee Free Ride.
Merchants In Nebraska are petitioning
senators and congressmen to work for free
hides. Last week Senator Brown presented
petition to this effect from Chadron. To
day petition from merchants of Nebraska
01 tr waa presented In the senate by him.
Nebraska City merchants declare the If
per cent tax on hides Is simply putting
about I6.coo.ooo annually Into the treasury
of th packing concern a
For a Defy aa Wool.
Senator Brown and Burkett each pre
sented petitions from the Omaha Commer
cial club asking for the retention of the
duty on wool. The greatest part of the
annual clip of wool is now made In the
west and the duty is a straight protection
of western Interests, th Omaha club be
lieves. Mllwaakee Ordered to Ma Ire Rates,
The Interstate Commerce commission to
day, in an opinion by Commissioner Cock
rell. announced Its decision In the cases
of the Bowman Kranse Lumber company
against the Milwaukee railroad, the Blod
gett Milling company against the same and
th Interstate Iron and Steel company
against the same. In the first case the
defendant was ordered to maintain a rat
for th transportation of lumber In car
loads from Omaha to Canton. 8. D which
shall not exceed (.03 cents per 100 pounds.
In the second case the defendant was
ordered to maintain a rate tor the trans
portation of rye flour In carloads from
Janesvilt. Wis., to Kansas Cltv. Mo..
which shall not exceed 1SV cents per 100
pounds, and In the third case the defendant
was ordered to maintain a rata for the
transportation of iron bars In carloads
rrom tut Chicago, Ind., to Mollne. 111.,
which shall not exceed i cents per 100
pounds. Reparation was awarded to the
Ceagrewaes to Greet Fleet.
A number of members of congress have
chartered the steamer Washlna-ten and
will leave the capital 8unday night to wit
ness th arrival of the battleshln fleet snit
Its consorts in Hampton Roads on February
Probably about 100 senators and mamhara
will be of the party, amonr them Kaitur
Senator Burkett and wife, Representative
Boyd and wife. Representative Pollard and
wife, and Representatives Nonis, Hlnahaw
and Kinkald of Nebraska. Representative
Martin and wife of Deadwood and .Con
gressman PhUo Hall of Brookings, 8. D.,
win also join the party.
BUI far Sale ef Leads.
Representative Norris todav eeeiir4 tha
passage through ths house of his bill pro-
viaing ror tne sale or certain lands in Fron
tier county; about 450 acres, which unH
the recent resurvey were found to be still
part of the public lands. Settlers who have
occupied these scsttered lands under the
original survey will be reimbursed nra rata
to compensate them for the error on the
part of the government In runnlne tha tinea
of th Initial survey years ago and upon
wmen in homestead entries were based
and passed to patent.
Meaey far th Missouri.
Th rovers and harbara bill, which win ha
reported the first thing tomorrow, contains
the following paragraphs for th Missouri
river: $166,000 for operating snsgbost abova
and below Kansas Cltv: tlOO.uoo for amr.
ncles, only to be used to Improve naviga
tion and protect government works, 160,000
of which to b used above and tSAAm ha.
low Bioux City; 140,000 for general Improve
ment. The total for th river Is MoS,000.
Mlar Matters at Capital.
Contracts have been awarded to th
Western Portland Cement company of
Yankton. 8. D.. for furnishing 12.000 bar
rels, free on board cars at Bell Fourch
at 111, and to the Iola Portland Cement
company of lola, Kan., for S3. 000 barrels at
80 cents per barrel, free on board cars at
A vises roatam Xastead of Coffee,
Som peopl think they must have a cup
or cone or tea before attempting any spe
cial work, som want It afterwards.
Th same harmful effects of the eoffe
poison caffeine sxe sooner or later made
manifest In either case.
"As a public speaker" writes a Penna.
man, "I had been in th habit of drinking
a cup of coffee after my evening's work.
"My nights were nearly always restless,
or when I did sleep I would awake with a
heavy, dull feeling and every movement be
came an effort." t Reaction of the coffee
poison.) "My nervous system eventually
became so unstrung thst I waa obliged to
place myself under the car of a physician.
"Th doctor advised me to give up coffee
and drink Postum. which I .did. Postum
not only assure m a good night's sleep
but nourishes the system. I havs used It
for a year and hav taken great pleasure
In Inducing several families In our neigh
borhood to ua Postum Instead of coffee.
"On neighbor, a hlghstrung. nervous
woman who had drank coffee all her life,
frequently had attacks of stomach trouble
from which she suffered untold agonies.
Since sh dropped coffee and has been
drinking Postum sh Is In good health.
"A young man who bad been used to
coffee three times a day, found his ner
vous system calling for something stronger.
Hs began to use spirituous liquors and
was on the down grade.
"He finally decided to stop coffee and al-
eoholle beverages and drink postum. Not
being made right at first, ha did not Ilka
It, but when I showd him how to make ft
Bout U rirtaea minutes, b liked It.
"This young maa is now nroanaraua
healthy and of good habit. Hs neliev
Postum saved him from becoming a drunk
Nam grvaa by Postum CO.. Barti Creek.
Mica. Read "The Road to Weilvtlle." In
pkga. "Thar s a Reason." '
Ere read the above letter? A mem
omm appears from time to time. They
are rcweiae, true, aad full of hojnaa
You may not care to buy
your spring suit at this store
may have been trading else
where so long you rather hate
to change but one thing is
pretty certain. You'll want to
see the styles this store sanc
tions before you buy a suit at
some other store. Come right
in. You're Just as welcome as
- r . i - t
iih i .
Nifty Spring Hats
Iola, jn.rtlO barrels being for the Shoshon
project In Wyoming.
Orders have been Issued directing the es
tablishment of complete system of rural
service In Harlan county. Nebraska, ef
fective May 1. This service consists of
On recommendation of Congressman Hall,
Dr. Ell Iiewison has been appointed pen
sion examining surgeon at Canton, 8. D.,
vie Dr. V. T. Wilson, deceased. '
Th Central Labor union of Lincoln has
requested 8eetor . JBrowa to use his in
fluence against the Institution of the piece
work system in the government navy yards.
The senator presented tbe resolution to
the senate today.
Nebraska Elks, along with the Elks of
other states, are working for a preserve In
Wyoming where the animal whose name
they bear can be protected for futurity.
A memorial from Hastings lodge for the
establishment of this preserve was pre
sented to the senate today by Senator
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Roca,
Lancaster county, Rufus Pcpple, vie A. J.
Tangemen. resigned. Iowa Diamond, Ap
panoose county, Gronaway Price, vice A.
B. Carter, resigned: Homer, Hamilton
county, Charles W. Royster, vice H. L.
Corbln, removed; Knowlton, Ringold
county, George W. Butt, vice G. W. Ring
Iowa rural routes ordered established May
1: Dexter. Dallas county. Route 4, serving
a families: Elkhoro, Shelby county. Route
1, serving SO families.
F. D. McLean of Omaha, W. G. Craig of
Leigh, H. D. Moss of Fremont. C E. Brown
of Carleton. R. J. Jensen of Omaha. L. J.
Zook of Grand Island, A. T. David of Sedg
wick, C. D. Baker of Carleton, F. J. Hot
ter of Columbus and M. D. Boenbee of
Blue Hill, Neb., have all been appointed
railway mall clerks. t
DES MOINES FIRM FAILS
Creditors ef MeQnald Grocery t'om
saer File Prtltlea la Bisk
DES MOINES, la.. Feb. 1. -Creditor- of
the McQuaid Grocery company of thia city
filed todsy a petition asking the company
be brought Into the court of bankruptcy.
A received has been sppoli.ted. The claim
aggregate KC.uOO while the assets ' are
Boston Broker Baakrapt.
BOSTON, Mass.. Feb. 1.-Walter II.
Trumbull of the firm of Walter H. Trum
bull at Co., bankers sad brokers of Bos
ton, filed a voluntary petition In bank
ruptcy today with liabilities of S148.083 and
assets placed St $30,390. Inability to float
certain bond Issues and Joint liability with
another firm of brokers now In bankruptcy
is given as the cause of the proceedings.
Meadell plains Bill.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Feb. Ik Special. t
Congressman Frank W. Mondell has rv
piled to unauthorized statements publlshrt.
In certain western nea-ipers misrepre
senting the statua of his 320-acre homestead
bill by referring to the text of the measure
as agreed upon by the conferees of the
house and senate. Within the laat few
days there have been several attacks upon
this measure and upon the dry farming
movement which It Is expected to foster
emanating from various sources at Wash
ington, a here the purpose and work of
the Transmissouri Dry Farming congress
and the efforts of western congressmen
and senators have been discredited. It waa
stated by one correspondent that Eenator
Smoot's opposition to the Mondell bill
would result In the tabling of that measure
aud that Mr. Mondell had prepared an
amendment at the suggestion of Becretary
Garfield of the Department of the Interior
which would so restrict th application of
th measure as to practically jiulllfy it.
Mr. Mondell haa not drafted any such
amendment and In telegram to Secretary
John T. Bums of the third Transmiaaourl
Dry Farming Congress Board of Control
state that the amendments which have
been accepted are satisfactory to him and
beneficial to tbe west. Mr. MondeU further
stave that h expects to have th bill
passed soon. This Is ttys status of tha meaa
itr at present.
Let Th b Meat Ada a Iht work for
NEW SPRING CLOTHES AT THE NEW STORE
THE HOME Or QUALITY CLOTHES
READINESS TO SHOW THE
SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Our preat first and second floors are now entirely de
voted to the new Spring Clothes for Men, Young Men and
For the first time in Omaha's history a store must
acknowledge during February- that the winter goods
are all gone.
The remarkable clearing sales conducted by us are
still fresh in the public's mind then we advertised and
sold to out-of-town dealers all that remained of the win
Of course we could have held on to the remnants and
cried "Sale! Sale!" every week but our ways are dif
ferent; when we say "Nothing carried over," we mean it
Then, too, being acknowledged leaders it is becoming
that we should take the initiative and be the first to say,
"llo, for Spring!"
Many of the new suits are in medium weights for im
mediate use and can be worn right up to "two-piece" time
and we've a great line of toppers and raincoats every
garment new for 3 900.
SUITS $10.00 to $35.00
TOP AND RAINCOATS . . $10.00 to $30.00
CHILDREN'S SUITS $1.50 UP
YOUNG MEN'S SUITS $5.00 UP
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OMAHA. Feb. I8.-T0 the Editor of Th
Bee:' The supporters of the blue acts have
defeated by a margin of four votes the
blil to rermit Sunday theaters and base
ball. This Is a victory for the staunch
blues, but does one victory end a war? It
seems to me that the campaign Is but op
ened, and that the action of the senate has
simply put the Issue for the time clearly
before the public. The question now goes
to the people, and who can doubt what th
people's answer will be? Outside of Blue
Bonnet circles. Is there anyone who be
lieves that the people give any support to
this demand for a blue Sunday? The peo
ple have had little to say on the subject
thus far; they have been unorganised and
without leaders; they have until now
trusted that these lsws would not be en
forced; but the senate's eighteen yeas to
fourteen nsys have opened the public's
eyes. The closing of the saloons on Sunday
was well enough, but In taking up thia the
ater and base ball question the blue-apron
statesmen have gone a step too far. The
sentiment of this community does not sup
port them. It only remains for the advo
cates of cotnmon-sensibleness "to call upon
all right-thinking citizens to aa.ist in an
effort to have the laws repealed, by sup
porting and voting for such csndidates as
would pledge themselves to vote for their
repeal." These are the words of the anti
blue act resolution passed In October, 11.
by the German American Lincoln club of
TO VISIT OUR ST0SE
ON SATURDAY, FEB. 20th.
WE ARE GOIHG TO HAVE THEM
WILL YOU JOIll THE CROWD?
Every lady why buys 5 cents worth of goods or over,
will have a cup of Hot Chocolate FBEE.
Here's What We're Offering for SATURDAY SPECIALS:
10c Powder Puffs
15c Powder Puffs ,
25c Powder Puff.
25c Tetlow'g Eider Down.
$1.50 Oriental Cream ...
75e Violet Toilet Water . .
50c Perfumes, all odors . .
50c Hind a Honey and Almond
Cream for 27J
75c Buffers for ; 49
1 dozen Emery Boards 5
25c Sanltol Tooth Powder 14
HOWELL DRUG CO.
207 AND 209 NORTH 16TH STREET.
MIDDLE THE BLOCK. HOTEL LOYAL.
S1.50 to $12.00
New Haven, Conn., and they may wall be
repeated here In Omaha. s G. H.
Let Him Bead HI Owa Paper!
OMAHA, Feb. 18. To the Editor of Th
Bee: In an editorial in Wednesday even
ing's Bee you say:
With the liquor Interests and th Anti
Saloon league both favoring an elective po
lice board for Omaha, etc
I am directed by the executive committee
of the Douglas County Anti-Saloon league
to Inform you that tha league as an organi
zation does not enter lnt the controversy
aa to how the police commission should
be crested whether by appointment by
mayor or governor or by election. Members
of the league differ on this question as they
do on many other matters, sine they are
members of different political parties. Tour
assumption that the league has taken sides
In this controversy Is probably based upon
the personal opinion of soma member of
I am further directed to say that our only
Interest as an organization In the police
commission, however constituted. Is to sen
to it that they enforce the law. This we
propose to do. B. F. FELLMAN,
President Douglas County Anti-Saloon
Note: The Omaha Issue, published as
the official organ of th Douglas County
Anti-Saloon league, and with Its secretary
as Its business manager, under dat Jan
uary 3$, 1903. says:
"If we are to hsve home rule, let th po
lice commission be elective."
A Bloody Affair
Is lung hemorrhage. Stop it, and rare
weak lungs, coughs and colds with Dr.
King's New Discovery. 60c and (LOO. For
sal by Beaton Drag Co.
Foley's Orfno Laxative rare constipation
and liver trouble and makes th bows la
healthy and regular. Ori no ia superior to
pills and tablets as ft does not grip or
nauseate. Why take anything else. Bold
by all druggists.
10c Jap Rose Koap ."fk
10c Ivory Soap '-TO
25c and 35c Manicure Files 14t
tie Sanltol Face Cream ...14g
11.00 Fountain Syringe ....690
40c Tooth Brushes 190
$1.00 Pierce's Prescription. -890
$1.00 Newbro's Herpicide. .gQO
25c Mennen's Talcum 150
25c Packer's Tar Soap 150
25c Sanltol Tooth Pasts ....
50c Danderine ., 450
BETTER BREAD MORE OT 1TJ
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T!pKan Dauglaa IJ3S.
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