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AMENDMENTS OFF IN LEAD
All Straight Party Votes Count to
WAIT ISSUES INSTRUCTIONS
Atteatle of County Clerk Called to
Two Error In Electioa Ballot
Sent to Theiu from
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WXpOLN, OcU (Special.) Secre
tary of State Wait has received numer
ous letters of Inquiry regarding the man
ner of voting for the constitutional
amendment andlias sent to the dif
; ferent county clerks the following letter
calling attention to the way to vote for
: the amendments as a party measure and
t also to a couple of errors In the election
1 ballot which will have to be changed by
' the olarkg of the counties before the some
The election boards in each voting pre
cinct in your county should be Instructed
to count all straight votes of each po
litical party for the five constitutional
- You will not on my certificate of nom
ination that all parties voting, at tne
primary held April 19 endorsed the same
by a majorltyt vote, and that the pro
gressive party endorsed them at their
utate convention lieid September 5. Tne
; courts have held that, where an a mend -'
ment is thus endorsed it becomes a
party measure and in effect' is the same
as nomination or endorsement of a can
didate. Where a cross is not made in
the party circle at the top of the ballot,
voters must indicate their vote for or
against an amendment by placing a cross
in the square at the right of each of the
amendments. It is Important that elec
tion boards be so Informed that the votes
on the amendments may be properly
canvassed. Newspapers will aid in giv
ing this information publicity.
On the sample ballot mailed from this
department we discover that the inltlaal
letter "G" in the name of H. Or. Tay
lor, candidate for railway commissioner,
reads "C." Also that on our certificate
the initial letter "F" In the name of
( Skiphus V. Neble, presidential elector,
i reads "P." Please correct
Trio on Forgery Charge.
; The time of the Lancaster bounty oourt
has been taken 'up the last two days
with the trial of William S. Rounds,
who cashed a check at the City National
bank of Lincoln on April last, drawn on
the Omaha National bank and signed
by H. iB. San ford, which proved to be
fraudulent. Yesterday Mrs. Sadie Ham
ilton, whose husband runs the Welling
ton hotel in Omaha, was on the stand
V yesterday and was followed by her hus
band, Howard Hamilton.
Hamilton's testimony was practically
the same as that which had been given
by his wife, Sade Hamilton, except that
It went further and connected the de
fendant with the woman, Elsie Waters,
who, It is claimed by the state, was his
accomplice in the offense. Hamilton
testified that he -knew Miss Waters and
that she had stopped at the hotel for a
short time before Rounds or Sanford
went there. Her conduct was such that
she was asked to give up her room.
William Wallace, vice president of .the
Omaha National bank, on which the
check was drawn, testified that the sig
nature was not genuine. He also quail
fied a aan expert on handwriting and
testified that the endorsement on the
back of the check was written by the
same person who wrote a number of sig
natures which were shown him, and
which had been previously identified as
having been written by Rounds after his
Nail Dunn, who was collected with the
City National bank at the time the check
was cashed and who handled the paper,
identified the defendant as the man who
lcwght the check to the bank for col
lection. This was on April 18, and tha
lame man came back ony April 26 and
receded a cashier's chock, which he
cashed and got the money.
Telephone Rates Adjusted.
The State Railway commission was busy
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OMAHA'S ONLY MODERN CLOTHING STORE
Ours is a Shoe
We have never claimed to do the largest
shoe business in town. Wo don't do it
but ours is a customer-satisfying business.
There is a peculiar thing about the shoe
business. A great many dealers claim to
sell shoes for less than market cost and a
great many fellows who should know
better "fall for if times innumerable.
. They will buy anything else in the worl.t
and pay a reasonable price for It, yet ex
pect to buy hoes for a song. Our shoe
department is operated for the benefit of
our customers and those fellows who want
quality footwear rather than bargain foot
wear. "We sell the best shoes that can be
old at our prices; they are stylish, easy
to "break in" and comfortable, always.
We want to show them to men who are
tired of so-called "shoe bargains."
$2.50, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50, 45.00
the home amm aoTHES
HALF-MINUTE STORE TALK
It's easy enough to make claims as to the Immens
ity of business done. Lots of stores are past mas
ters in the art of claim making. But one thing is
certain, to sell the goods a store must receive them.
Freight men tell us that we receive more freight
tfian any other clothing store in town. Almost every
week we sell a hundred or so empty shipping cases
of various sizes. The freight a store receives ia a
sure index to the volume of business it does. Here
again the evidence is altogether favorable to this
the greatest of Western Clothing stores.
If you knew that our claims were well
founded, you'd surely patronize
Well, Sir, you must take them
for truth until you investigate
and disprove them!
We know what advantages this store has over other stores hut you don't, at least
until you have investigated. You know other stores make claims just like ours and per
haps you set us down as overly enthusiastic. Well, sir, investigation will prove our
claims false or otherwise. We claim this to be the best c' - re for you to pat
ronize. We claim to do better for you and better by you I i ' :i 'tore in town. We
make our claims boldly, hoping to arouse you to a spirit of investigation. In the four
years' existence of this store we have never asked for any support other Uian that found
ed on the closest investigation. Today we are just as well convinced as ever of our posi
tion. If you are as much disposed to investigate as we are to assist your investigation,
we'll gain and keep a customer.
It's difficult to detect
inferiority in hats
Lots of makers gloss It over with style and after a
few wearings the style features are but a memory
and inferiority Is In marked evidence. Out hats
have quality back of their style and their good
looks linger as a consequence.
$1.50 to $10.
Steteons $3.50 up.
Peerless Berwlcks $8.00.
" Velours and Rough Hats up to $7.50.
Our Fall Line of Suits is a
wonder in every particular
3000 Quality Overcoats for
you to choose from . . .
At $15, $20 or $25
We offer a line of Fall Suita and Winter
Overcoats that completely eclipses every
other line being shown hereabouts, if
you've decided upon one of these three prices
as your price you have only one other de
cision to make your clothes satisfaction com
plete a decision to come here and spend it.
A Word to Business Men
We apparel more business and professional
men, perhaps, than all other stores combined.
We give you Just as good garments, just as
genteel, just as perfect fitting as your most
favored tailor can give but at about half
his price. A look probably will save you
this forenoon on a hearing involving the
raising of rates by the Lincoln Telephone
company at Havelock. The matter was
adjusted temporarily betwteen the com
pany and the complainants and the com
mission dismissed the case.
Depute' State Superintendent Elliott
visited the high schools at Nebraska City
and Auburn yesterday and is at Platts
mouth today looking after educational
work at the high school there.
Articles of incorporation of the Sigma
Tau fraternity and honorary engineering
fraternity at the state university were
filed with the secretary of state this aft
ernoon. Norton Ware is president and
L. W. 'Chase secretary -treasurer, with
A. D. Steincliff, Walter Wohlenberg and
George Sullivan as additional members
of the board of directors. ,
A club of faculty members and grad
uate students of the philosophy depart
ment of the university has been organ
ized. ' Ten students and four of the fac
ulty compose the membership at the
present time. The club will meet every
two weeks. . . .
Notices have been posted all over the
CmsMts (J SgH
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I ' If you can afford a five-cent package of chewing jj
M gum, the "high cost of living" shouldn't worry you. II
If you can afford a five-cent package of chewing
gum, the "high cost of living" shouldn't worry you.
For five cents you can get a package of Takhoma
Biscuit crisp and 1 flaky full of nourishment
Enough to live on two
dors, if necessary. - !"
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All Suasbine Biscuits ara
wfalaaom, tempting. , Ao
wpt'ear FREE "Surprise
Boxf six assorted varieties
sad try fbeia. Mail coupon,
!Lmm-Wuj Biscuit Company.Omaka, Nek
. Plata send me my FREE "Surprise Box"
of assorted SuasUne Biscuits..
campus urging the students to turn out
and register tomorrow so they can ovte
at the coming election.
Aanlgnmru ( fur Gornhnsker.
PreparntVins for beginning the work on
the Cornhusker, the year book published !
by the students, has been completed and
active work will be begun next week. R.
M. Sweeley has been selected as editor-in-chief
and JIIhs Louise Curtis as asso
ciate editor. Miss Mary Robbtns and
Harry Burtis will have charge of the
literary department. Other assignments
made are: Contributory, Clark Dickin
son, features, Stewart Gould; athletics,
Sam Carrier and Gordon Beck; classes,
Sam Griffin; fraternities, Ernest Graves;
organization, Edward Hewaldt; activities.'
Claud Stewart; college life, George Ald
rlch; dramatics, Reavis Gist; alumni,
Jerome Forbes; specialties. Igerna Mont
gomery and Hugh Birmingham; military,
Locus T. Skinner; art, leonard Marshall:
engraving, Robert MoParkinson.
Dean Bessey Is engaged In a review of
the International rules of botany and will
soon have them ready for publication.
Interesting programs are being pre
pared by the Bohemian club for Its reg
ular sessions, which are held every two
weeks. The olub is called the Kamensky
club and Includes all Bohemian students
in the university.
Seniors Klect Officer.
An election of the minor officers of
the senior class was held yesterday at
noon and resulted as follows: 'Betty
Drake, vice president; Kathetine Yatee,
secretary; George Wilson, treasurer and
Orvll Jones, sergeant at arms. C. L.
Rein was elected senior editor of the
Gornhusker, to replace Jean Cain, re
signed. The list of chairmen named on
the committees by President Mulligan
follows: J. R. Forbes, hop; W. W.
Wenstrand, Olympics; Fred McConneU,
senior play; Arthur May, Inter-olass ath
letics; Ralph Sweeley, prom.; Helen Dins
more, oap and gowns; Betty Drake, pins;
Frank Long, masquerade; George Broth
ers, oommenoment orator; A. F. Arnold,
finanoe and auditing; George Wilson,
picnic; C. Sorenson, debate; James Rod
man, manager of foot ball and Max
Towle, manager of basket ball.
Tekamah Girl is
Crushed to Death
TEKAMAH, Neb., Oct. 2o. (Special. )
Miss Mary Walters was Instantly killed
last evening by being crushed beneath an
automobile on the road three miles south
of, Tekamah, She had been to Decatur
and was brought home by George Parker
of that place In a car. After getting to
Tekamah they' went to Herman. On re
turning from Herman in front of the
Frank Crannel place they passed over a
small culvert and they were going at
high speed. Parker lost control of his
machine and It swerved to the side of
the road, struck a small embankment and
upset. Parker was thrown clear of his
machine, but Miss Walters was found
pinioned beneath it, her chest and head
crushed Aid was summoned from the
Crannel home a few rods distant and
the unfortunate young woman was taken
from beneath the car. She breathed foi
a couple of mi nil tea after reaching the
house. An Inquest Into the cause of the
a6cident will be held by the coroner. The
deceased young woman is survived by a
father and a sister, Mrs. P. Peterson.
Mr. Hurst Is engaged In the drug busi
ness at that place.
Word come from Alliance, Neb., to the
effect that Harry Bowman, a former Bea
trice resident, who was shot and danger
ously wounded near that place while
hunting lust Saturday, wus Improving.
Kelley brothers of Wymoie, who lost
their suit In the district court the other
day, eterday filed a motion for a new
trial. The case Is one wherein the Kel
leys are endeavoring to make the Blue
Springs Telephone company give them
service with their line at Wymore.
TVrw Creamery at 11 u in hold t.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Oct. 2C.-(.SpeclaI.)-A
meeting was held last evening and the
Humboldt Creamery company was duly
otgantzed. The following officers and di
rectors were chosen: O. E. Zook, presl.
dent; J. . Walsh, treasurer; F. A. Hum
mel', vice president; Carl Mann, secre.
tary and general manager; Ralph TJden,
W. Skalak and H. F. Schwsn. O. U.
Lee. secretary Co-operative Creamery as
sociation of Sargent, Neb., expert butter
maker, will have charge of the plant. The
capital stock is S50.000.
NEBRASKA PIONEER DIES
AT CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
TABLE ROCK, rfeb., Oct. .-(Special.)
Word was received here yesterday of
the death of John C. Wood at his home
at Corpus Chrlstl, Tex , Of paralysis.' Mr,
Wood was a poineer of the Nemeha val
ley, having taken land two miles north
of Table Rock In 1867. He had been 111 a
long tlme and left here about a year since
for Texas In the hopes of benefitting his
health. He was born In Cayuga county,
New Tork, In 1835. He leaves a widow,
who is with him In Texas, and a daughter,
Mrs. Edith WrTght-Tressler, of Corpus
Chrlstl, and two sons, Myron and Edgar
of Lincoln, Neb, He leaves two brothers,
C. 8. Wood of this place and N. S. Wood,'
who lives in Missoula, Mont, and three!
sisters, Mrs. Emily Wemple and Mrs. G.j!
R. Mai tin of Table Rock, .and Mrs. Kate
a Day of Omaha, Neb The body will
be brought here for burial, and It ia "
expected that the funeral will be held on1
Monday next. ' !
ote front Snraent. '
RARGKNT, Neb., Oct. 26.-(Speclai.)
The Lyceum bureau gave the first lec
ture last Friday evening to an enthusls
tic audience. The bureau Is better
patronised than usual, It being under the
management of the high school this year.
' Mr. Morteson sold the city meat market
to Fred Rtelnwart of Ord, the transfer
being made last week.
Miss Georgia Story and James MclntoA
were married in Broken Bow last Satur
day. Both re Influential In the Somer.
ford neighborhood, where Mrs. Mcintosh
Is teaching this year.
AURORA POSTAL CLERK IS
CHARGED WITH ROBBING MAIL
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Oct !5,-8pe-elal.)
Rudolph H. Mlilner, a railway
mall clerk running from Aurora to Sar
gent, on the Burlington, was brought to
this city last night and arraigned before
United States Commissioner ,Cleary on
the charge of robbing the malls. He wa
temporarily held under bond of $LSQ0 until
a deputy marshal could make the arrest,
when formal arraignment will be made.
The arrest Is the result of special work;
on the case by PestofBse Inspectors R, S.
Brauer and A. L. Rloe, the latter of this
and the former of the Kansas Ctty die
triet Tt is stated that letters have been
missing from the mails en this run for
some time; but that the depredations
were alwsa well covered and ef such
i nature as to be least likely to cause
complaint. A specialty is said to hare
been mads ef letters addressed to saloon
keepers. If toe amount or character ef
the remittance was such as to be likely to
lead t exposure the contents were re
placed and the letter sent on. Yesterday
morning a letter wa ported at St. Pa.nl,
directed to Aurora, and dispatched on the
train served by MiTler. At Aurora search
was made and tbe letter was missing.
Miller was called upon to explain and Is
declared to have become rather positive
In his dentals. A thorough search of
his personal belongings, however, revealed
the letter with the Identical money placed
in the envelope, this being after the clerk
had made an end-of-the-trlp report 'at
thf? Aurora postofflce. Miller Is an eld
erly man and has a wife and four grown
children. Uehas been !n the service for
1 $10 hsts for Si.
1T Couth Uth St.
Beatrice Taf t Men
Arrange for Meetings
BEATRICE, Neb., Oct . (Specials-
More than 100 Taft men held a meeting
at the oourt house last evening and ar
ranged to hold a number of public meet
ings In this city next week, and also
meetings In the several townB of the
county for the purpose of whooping it up
for the republican ticket
The supreme court decision giving the
Taft electors a place on the ticket has
enthused tbe Taft supporters, and they
propone to make their Influence felt on
The meeting was called te order by R
R. Kyd. D. & Dalbey was elected chair
man and J. C Emery secretary. The
temporary organization was made per
manent, and the chair was authorized
to appoint an executive committee, which
will arrange for speakers in Beatrice and
the several towns In tbe county. ' The
executive committee consists of R. R.
Kyd, Samuel Rlnaker. R X KOpatrtck,
D. J. KUlen. 8. C. Smith, H. K. Hauser
and W. W. fioott
statement declaring that the signers
would support Taft and Sherman was
circulated through the crowd and signed
by all present The remainder of the
evening was devoted to speech making,
addresses being made by Samuel Rlnaker,
Fulton Jack, R W. Babin, IL J. Dobbs,
C. J. McColl, A. H. Holllngsworth, 8. D.
and D. J. Killen, J. P. Saunders and A.
K. Barnes, a son of judge Barnes of the
The meeting was an enthusiastic one,
and from now until election day the Taft
men will be busy working In bis behalf.
GOVERNOR OFFERS REWARD
FOR SLAYER OF JOHN M El NTS
BEATRICE, Neb., Oct K-fSpeclal.)-Governor
Aldrich has offered a reward
of $200 for the murderer of John Meints
of Plckrell, who died two weeks ago at
Lincoln under peculiar clrcumstaancet.
The coroner's Jury at the Inquest held at
Plckrell Wednesday brought in a verdict
that Meints rame to his death by a blow
on the head from parties unknbwsu
Word was received here yesterday an
nouncing the death of A G. Smith, a
former Beatrice resident, and at one time
omployed as a clerk In the adjutant gen
eral's office during the administration of
L. JiV. Colby of this city, which occurred
at his borne at Burlington, la.
Fred Hurst and Miss Ona Draper were
married at Adams Wednesday evsnlng.
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