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8 THE OMAHA DAILY JJEE : MONDAY , OCTOMElfc 17 , 1898.
D4VE MERCER IN THE PULPIT Omaha's ' Popular Congressman Addresses Dr. Bisson's Congregation , WAR AND ITS RESULTS THE THEME liiclitentH tlint I.oil to the Conlllet mill Uoinl tliut Will Come from It Adileil to I'liiH'Kj-rlo oil the American Soldier. Congressman David II. Mercer occupc1 ! the pulpit of the Hanscom I'ark Methodist Episcopal church last night and , for a lay man , delivered a very good sermon , ap propriate to the Pence Jubilee just closed , There was a rather larger congregation than usual , which was all the moru extraordinary considering the stormy weather. Mr. Mer cer's subject was "The War and Its Results to Humanity. " The pastor , Hcv. Fletcher M. Slsson , prayed that God would blefa the American flag In the Islands of the sea and that Ho would guldo the peace commission to a right solution of the problem before It. The pas tor explained to his congregation that ho had thought It fitting to have Mr. Mercer present to address It as the concluding feature of the jubilee. In substance Mr. Mercer said : I realize that the great Methodist church Is OB near the people as any In our beloved country and that no better time and ilacc couid have been selected for a discussion of ptacc , now that our Into war v\ici Spain has eo happily terminated , and the fruits of our victories to humanity at large. The last \Ntck has been a most remarkable one , not only to this city , but to the whole nation. Dy the Ingenuity , Industry and energy ot our people wo have been able to show to the world a line collection of buildings and a marvelous accumulation of the products of our soil nnd the handicraft ot western bniwn und the Ingenuity of western brain not so fine ns the World's fair at Chicago , perhaps , but more complete In our 200 acres of space Instead of the TOO acres there ; and when wo consider that the exposi tion that Is to be held In Paris In 1900 Is to occupy only 350 acres we can have some Idea of how great our exposition has been. It was most fitting that our president should bo hero after the termination so happily of our late war ; nnd , another thing , It chanced that the president made his first definite uttcilanco as to the policy of our country with regard to the possessions which have come to It In this war. Wo have a right to hold a peace Jubilee In Omaha and In Amer ica , for we are celebrating the close of the greatest war for humanity the world has over witnessed the greatest war In our his tory. I'rovoentlon of I.OIIK Sliimllnp ; . Wo are n peace-loving people. We love to follow the arts and sciences , Industrial nnd agricultural pursuits , progressive civi lization In a peaceful way. Out for years the pcoplo of the United States have been hor- nsccd by the unfortunate conditions in the Island of Cuba. Lives were desttoyed at our very doors and the commerce of this conn try was Intel fered with. Wu bore these trials as long as we could and then our government suggested a compromise to Spain. The Siiunlnrds. like all the Latin peoples , said : "Tomorrow will do , " and our overture was not respected. Another revolu tion had broken out In the unhappy Uland. The Sianlards seemed to revel In the Idea that they were living In the time of Ferdl nand and Isabella when Columbus had just discovered America. They thought wo were all Indians , or If there were any ot us which were not we ought to be. We sent to Ha vana our beautiful battleship , made by American brains and brawn and manned by our brave boys of the navy , on a mission of peace. The moment Us flag was seen en tcrlng the harbor the threats and muttcrlngs of the Spaniards began. It Is my flrm be- lltif that our beautiful ship was destroyed find the brn\e souls aboard It were thrown < to their death by Spanish hands and by Spanish hands high In authority. So shocked were our people by this outrage that the war was hastened. The Cubans were not so much known to our people. The grand man who sits nt the head of our present administration , a Chris tian gentleman with a big heart who would not do a wrong , a man who has been a re markable ) father and husband whether It was because he has loved n wife who had been an Invalid for years , be that as It may he was slow to plunge this nation Into war. Ho knew , as old Tecumseh -Sherman said , that "war Is hell" a hell of blood and suffering , of dlscaso and death and ho knew Hint If we had > n nar It would have to bo paid for with the blood of Eomo of the best youth of our country would have to bo paid for In blood and money. While pco plo were storming at him , threatening nnd criticising htm , not only In the public preca , but by telegrams and with private letters , ho bldrd his tlmo until ha learned from ntjlapli Leo and our consuls In Cuba the truit state tf ) affairs. Ho learned that the Cubans were not In a position to properly govern themselves and that they had no government which would warrant formal recognition by this nation , but ho also learned of the Inhumanity of the Spaniards to thousands of suffering people , nnd when tli'o right time oamc ho acted , nnd nobody Mnaws bnttor how ho acted than the boys an our ships at Santiago and our soldiers at El Caney and the San Juan hills. The Cubans had lieen starved , murdered and out raged. Spain had not gouo forward for 400 years and needed a lesson. In ninety days wo organized nn army of 208,000 men from every state nnd territory , ana wo could Just ns cafllly have raised an army of (1,000,000. ( That army was organized In the rush of events nnd naturally there were some mis takes made. Wo also bought nnd manned a navy. Hut at the tlmo the people \\ero urg ing us to go to war wo did not have powder enough for half our guns. Wo were not prepared for war. CoiieernliiK A < lniI nil llewey. Hero Mr. Mercer , In dwelling upon the navy , recalled his trip to China and Japan three years ago nud seeing Dewey's ship , the Baltimore , with the Charleston , Concord and Boston In the harbor of Nagasaki. They were four out of eighteen war vessels In the harbor , the others representing Great Britain , Germany , France , Russia and Italy. It made the eyes ot the Americans flash and their hearts beat to see the flag of their country , ho said , for It was rather an un usual Right In foreign ports and the stars and stripes was not as highly respected as ( t has been slnco Spain's chastisement. Then he reviewed Uowey's feat at Manila and also the surrender of Santiago with much eulogy ot the heroes of both achievements. In this connection ho observed : I realize * that Providence Is taking an In terest In the affairs of mankind. I believe In a God , and If there Is a man who does not after this war he U not a good citizen of this or any other government. When Uewey mink the Spanish fleet he also took possession of Spanish territory. This put the United States on a higher plane. It broadened Its relations with other nations , It presented an International problem ; and I for one will never be In favor of a foot of thai territory being returned to the Span ish. Spain drove us Into this war and 1 for one propose to moke her pay for It. Great HrlUiln Is tutd to l > e such a friend of ours. It mav bo that we ran Induce her to trade off Canada to us for the Philippines by giv ing her a little to boot. We have all the terrltcry of Cuba , the Philippines , the La- drones and Porto Hlco to deal with. After praising ( he'American soldier for his good marksmanship and saying a good word for Theodore Hoosovelt for spending a mil lion dollars In target practice for the navy , he touched upon the yellow journal criti cisms of the War department. Ho asked : Do you think It fair for those who plunged us Into this war to turn around now and forgot the glory of our victories and the manhood of America and pick out the little Haws ? The whole world , as President Me- Klnley said , Is at our feet today , glorify ing the American soldier and sailor and the magnitude of our country. I'm proud of America , proud to be an American , nnd I think the stars and stripes Is the prettiest flag that floats. I do not think much of a man who goes out of his way to slander his country. Wo know our brave boys would die In that climate. If President McKlnley had had his way ho wouldn't have com menced that war until October , when the bad season would have been all over. Ho wanted to chastize Spain but In his own way and In his own time. Instead of criticising the government we should all be congratu lating It that It has taught Spain a lesson. If the Cubans can be raised to the high plane of American civilization nnd have churches ) llko this nnd schools nnd colleges and a government of their own , that cir cumstance alone will prove ample compen sation for this war. The name of McKlnley , he believed , the historian would link with those of Wash ington and Lincoln. Ho warmly praised the colored soldiers of the Ninth and Tenth cavalry and the Twenty-fourth and Twenty- fifth Infantry at Santiago a'nd dilated upon the fact that the war hod cemented the north and south together , wiping out sec tionalism completely. The services were closed by the singing of "America. " I.-UOM A MTUHAHY POINT. MNM Cole CoiiHlilerH the lloolc 1'urcly In nil ArtlNtlu I.lKlit. Miss Helen M. Colu nf Doston , Mass. , spoke to a largo audience of women yester day afternoon In the auditorium of the Young Women's Christian association. Her subject was "Tho Bible as Literature" and she recited a number ot selections with the power and modulation ot a trained elocu tionist. Miss Cole said that the scriptures had been translated In the golden age of litera ture and embodied the purest English and the most versatile expression of that won derful period. It was Invaluable In this respect , she added , that It transmits to us the sweetness and strength of the Eliza bethan period of literature. "Tho bible has been taken as the standard , " Miss Cole said , "by the greatest masters of English whom the world ha known. Huskln con fessed that he owed his pure , vigorous style to his study of the blblo and Matthew Ar nold has said that neither Shakespeare nor Milton has given him such artistic delight. "Tho beauty and value of the bible from an artistic and literary standpoint bavo been long acknowledged , but It Is only re cently that , the study of It has been carried on with any systematic and Intelligent method. People have had n uneasiness that the study of the book detracted from the spiritual appreciation of It. But there Is no reason to believe that a nearer approach preach to a literary treasure would lessen any moral conception of It and this view Is coming to be generally taken. The bible contains writing of the utmost versatility ; there are dramas , poems , narrations and descriptions In U whoso strength and beauty we are only beginning to explore. " Miss Cole then read a number of passages which she considered the choicest from a literary standpoint. To Illustrate a pure lyric she read the song of Deborah , which exemplified the vigor nnd power of a pri meval ago of literature. Another lyric was pointed out In the twenty-fourth psalm , where David Is engaged in carrying the ark to Mount Zton. It was shown to have been an antlphonal chorus , ono choir pro claiming , "The earth Is the Lord's and the fullness thereof , " and the other respond ing. The first chorus sang the passage be ginning "Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord" nnd the answer came , "Ho who hath clean hands and a pure heart. " ItnWAIiD OF I > r. Stevriirt INiliitH Out AVlint Ail- vimtdKe the ClirUtluii Ilnlli. Rev. George D. Stewart , D.D. , of Madison , la. , ono of tlio pastors ot the First Presbyterian church In Its early years , occupied Its pulpit yesterday morn Ing. Ho preached a sermon on the superi ority of a Christian llfo to one that Is of a worldly character , but before embarking up on It ho took occasion to say many compli mentary words for the exposition. As a monument to the progresslveness of Omaha citizens and on account of Its intrinsic beauty , ho doclnicd that It had established n high place for Omaha In the opinion ol pcoplo all over the country. Taking up his subject , the preacher pro- J Half Rate J Excursions Every Tuesday nnd Friday to points lu Nebraska not less than 100 miles from Omalia. TJckets Kood 10 days. Ston- overs allowed on going trip. Those low rates are made in order tliat eastern people may Imve an opportunity of familiarizing tliemsolvcs-at nominal cost with the extent and nature of Nebraska's resources. Ticket Office : New Depot : 1502 farnam St. 10th & Mason Sis. Telephone 250. Telephone . cecded to compare tlio lives of Christians and of the children of the. world. Both , he enld , started out In life with alms and aspirations , but the latter soon became hard of heart as the yearn passed. Christians , however , become more genial , became pos sessed of more faith In man , suppressed base suspicions , were- more charitable toward the erring. Good Christians , llko good wlnp , grew better as they grew older. The preacher asserted that the righteous Rain the respect of the most worthy men. As they grow old , their Influence for good Increases and men rccoRiitzo their excellent character. As the ungodly grow older , however , the evil elements of their charac ters are disclosed and they lose the respect of their fellow men , Dr. Stewart also maintained that the world Is gradually growing better. At present , he stated , the unrighteous laugh at the misfortunes and the divisions of the church. He asserted , however , that In the not very distant future these bickerings would bo done away with and the church would become united. LOCAL UPISCOl'Ali .MISSION WOU1C. Her. IrrltiK Jnhtmuii Tallin of What linn Hrrn Done * III Oinnhn * nov. Irving Johnson of South Omaha of- lclat d at Trinity Cathedral yesterday morn- lug and utilized the opportunity to review the mission work In this vicinity during the last seven years , the period which has elapsed since his ordination Into the prlcst- liood. In the course of his remarks ho said : Next Tuesday Is St. LuUc's day , and thnt day will also be- the seventh anniversary of my ordination Into the priesthood , and It may not be Inopportune this morning to re view some of the work In the missionary Held In this city during these years. There U ! mt one clergyman In the city now who Is older in the service than myself. There were 1,200 communicants In the church seven years ugo , and now there arc 1,800. During : hat period the people of this cathedral have given exclusively to diocesan work the sum of $15,500. During this seven years forty- flvo ministers have come and gone , and only three have weathered the storm which they liavo been called upon to encounter In the work which they assumed. There seem to bo three reasons for this condition of affairs. First there Is the rest lessness of the clergymen themselves , nnd their unwillingness to endure the hardships which beset them ; second , there Is n lack of mipport by the laity , not a money sup port , but a lack of an Intulllgent sympathy with the work of the missionary ; the third and most potent reason Is n lack of faith by both priest and people in the mission of Jesus Christ when lie catno Into the world. That mission Is explained In the text , "Tho Son of Man Is come to seek and to save that which la lost. " Christ sought out the poor rather than the rich , the sick rather than the well , the de spised rather than the respected , the nut- cost rather than the cherished one. Every member of the chruch Is obligated to do personal work among the poor. If ho Is so situated as to be unable to literally carry this out ho may furnish the money or meano by which It can be done by others. The people of Omaha during the last week have shown every delicate courtesy to the chief magin- tratu of the nation and they should bo will Ing to show the same courtesy to Christ This Is not difficult , for Ho has said. "He who hath done it unto the lenst of thefo My children , hath done It unto Me. " The minister then reviewed his work In Sout'h Omaha , especially In the Third ward in that city. Ho explained the need of mis sionary work there and told of his efforts to establish a foothold for the church. He finally built a chapel which cost $1,000. Of this sum the few communicants In that local. Ity raised $200 , the rector raised another $200 , the bishop gave $200 and the Church Building association had promised to donate $200 , provided the remaining sum was raised elsewhere. This sum Mr. Johnson asked the communicants all the cathedral to glvo that the little chapel might be free of debt. No subscriptions were received nt the services , but those who were willing to give something were requested to enclose It in nil envelope and turn It In with the regular con tribution or scud It direct t the rector ut South Omaha. NEW I-IM : of iiKi.iciou.s EKFOUT. Secretary Olier 'IVIN of Hlx "AHHodil- tlon Volunteer LeiiKiie. " C. K. Obcr , International field secretary of the Young Men's Christian association , who Is returning to Chicago from a visit to Seattle , addressed the meeting of the local association yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. His subject was "The Latest Phase of Re ligious Work ; or , the Association Volunteer League. " As Mr. Ober is the father of the movement his presence attracted au audi ence that filled the lecture room. The speaker prefaced his remarks by read ing ten scriptural quotations which formed the basis of his address. These were selected chiefly from the New Testament and In cluded the parable of the rich man and the talents. He then continued as follows : "The type of Christian life that men EOJ In the average Christian Is not an Inspiring one. The reason Is that men are trifling with Christianity. God baa provided the ma It-rials for Chrlstlanllke character , on which may be built a structure of chaff and stub- hlo or ono of gold and precious gems. When no come to the Judgment Eoat the chaff w bo burned away and the finer elements will bo left. "God has given to man not only the ma terials for character but also a spiritual capital something that goes Into his na ture. He has It to work on and ra3 to ren der an account of what ho has done with the talents for teaching , organizing and making friends for Christianity. Ho must not servo himself , but the meanest of God's creatures. "We are proposing now a plan by which men who cannot go among the faraway people may yet put their lives on a mission ary basis. And by working together they may project others into the Held. That plan Is Incorporated In the 'Association Volun teer League. ' Twelve missionaries have al ready gene ; two are In Japan , four In China , four In India , one In Ceylon and on In South America. Wo need men to go Into that 1 fe nnd we need men at home to put In their 'surplus' by offering prayers for their suc cess and money for their assistance. "I covet the privilege of having a part In the work. I beflcvo that God will ralso up 10,000 men who will Join the movement. What we want la the same typo of Chris.Ian life at home that makes missionaries abroad. There la no reason why we should not thirst and have the promise fulfilled that fountains of living waters will flow from us. The men In China are working among the students I am looking forward to the time when wo shall have a nucleus In all the great cities of that vast empire. I believe that they ate worth going Into. Let us enter the work together and all have a part In It. " To All rriucliinl WcKtern I'oIiiU Vll Uialuit I'uolUc. TWO trains dally , 4:33 : p. m. and 11:55 : p. m. for Denver and Colorado points. TWO trains dally , 8r : > n a. m. and -1:35 : p. m. for Utah nnd California , points. ON13 tram ually , 4:25 : p. m. for Utah , Idaho. Montana and Oregon points. For full Information cell at City Ticket offlce. 1302 Fnruam St. The Only Ilntlroucl lit Clilctiico With a daylight train. Leave Omaha 6:40 : a. m. every day , Arriving Chicago the same evening at 8-in , when close connections are made with all lines beyond. This train Is CO years ahead of the tljnt and Is proving Immensely pojul-r with Orcubs people. Other C .DC trufu * lca\o Jos "titcago at 4:55 : and 6:55 : p ui Jaliy City ticket office , 14 i Fa run m St. , "Tuc N ' thwesiern Lino. " tier Orand European totel now open. Els- rant rooms , lallcs1 and Rents' cafe jujd grill foam. Cor , loth and Howard. MISS GUILDS'HURTNOTFATAL ' Victim of Mrs. Bishop's. Jealous Wrath Will ProbablyjBeoover. HER ASSAILANT STILL VINDICTIVE Mr * , lllxlioii IJxprrnHCM lU-uret dial Her Attempt nt MUrilor AViiN UIINIIU- CCKHflll , Coolly IllNCIIHMtllK tltO Whole. SI-nNntloitnl Affair. Miss lola A , Chllcls , who was shot In the back of the head Saturday night by Mrs. C. W > ( Dl8hop , will not die. The crisis In her case was passed yesterday. The surgeons at the Presbyterian hospital have announced that she will live , unites gome unforeseen complication arises. The bullet fractured the skull slightly. The heavy braids of hair Mlsa Chllds were on the back of her head and the several hair pins the bullet struck saved her llfo , as those obstacles spent Its forco. Miss Chllds Is perfectly conscious , but she Is not al lowed to talk or to sec visitors. Mrs. Dlshop , who Is confined In the matron's room at the city Jail , talks freely of the shooting. She Justifies her act by naylnc that her victim ruined her home. When told that Miss Chllds would not die , she said she was sorry ; thnt she had hoped she had killed her. "I thought that out of the five shots I fired some ono of them would kill her , at least I hoped one of them would , " eho said. Mrs. Dlshop eaid that the only thing that prevented her killing her husband was her stepson , whom she Idolized. She said she often told the boy that If it were , not for him that she would kill his father. Mrs. Dishop said that on the night of the shootIng - Ing aho did not Intend to attempt the life of Miss Ohllds. She said shu passed her husband's restaurant to see how affairs were going on. The sight of her husband and Miss Chllds behind the counter , laughing and talking , so enraged her that she became possessed of a dcslro to kill the girl. She detailed how aho stole behind her victim and took deliberate aim at the back of her head. In cool , dispassionate words she told of how , after her victim fell , standing over her , she fired four unsuccessful shoU at her head. In a tone of disappointment she said : "I can't for the life of mo see how I missed her. " It was suggested t'hat possibly she was excited. "No ; I was not , " she answered. "I was as cool as I am now. I guess my anxiety to flro all my bullets Into her before some one caught my arm and prevented mo caused mo to miss ray aim. " Mrs. Dlshop said that she has been carryIng - Ing a revolver for Just such an emergency since August ) 17. She sold she bought It at Sonnenberg's , paying $5 for It. During the early hours of yesterday mornIng - Ing she had a great many callers , among them her husband , who told her Miss Chllds would not die. To him she said she was sorry that she would not. When ho saw she was In this mood ho left without addressing her further. Mrs. Bishop , whoso maiden name was Dell Tubhs , was married to Mr. Dlshop seven years ago at Green Day , WIs. She was a widow at the time. Her first husband's name was Dates and ho was a resident of Mount Carroll , 111. Mr. Dlshop was a widower at the time of his marriage and had two chil dren. Mrs. Bishop's friends will make an effort to secure her release on bonds this morning. To huve VourfDlKenttoii Use "Garland" Stoves and Ranges. For sale , 200 palms and decoration plants of all descriptions to close out surplus stock , at reasonable prices. D. Hans , florist , 1813 Vlnton street ; telephone , 776. Hoyt's "A Milk White Flag" opened a half week's engagement at the Doyd yesterday. "A Milk Whlto Flag" is unfortunate In topic , particularly Just at the present time as to a portion of It and at any and all times as to others. For all that it contains many of the brightest things which Us author over gave 'to the public. The keen cdgo of the satire on the militia has been taken off to suit .the . times and regiments llko the Seventh Now York are made the target for Its thrusts. There are Introduced some very clever specialties , the Grayson sisters doing ono of the best dance turns seen In the city this season. Miss Mary Marble , "Tho Orphan , " Is ono of the dainti est bits of humanity that can be found In many a day's Journey nnd she Is as sprightly and clover as she Is dainty. Her Juvenile songs especially made a hit with the audl- enco and won several well-merited recalls , The only private In the regiment , Maurice Cook , alto did a clever dance and acrobatic turn. The other members of the company are several of them blessed with good voices , others with attractive persons some with both. One can forgive Hoyt for much on account of the bright things ho has writ ten , but of all his offenbcs tlio unseemly levity over the dead , In the second and third acts , is the most flagrant. It must bo admitted , however , that the satire Is keen and the wit as pointed as anything which ever came from his pen. In all the range of drama there Is nothing which so appeals to the better sentiment , possesses more lovable , quaint characters and leaves such a feeling of quiet content ment as a really good play picturing south- cm life. There Is a charm about It as sweet and entrancing as the aroma of the mag nolia and Jessamine of the southland. "Ala bama" belongs rightfully In this class. The Woodward Stock company at the Crelghton last evening gave n rendition of this delight ful Idyllic drama which was admirable in every respect. Frank Llndon has been seen repeatedly In old man characters , but In Colonel Preston ho was easily at his best. The character Is a 'charming ' one the old southern planter , generous , openhanded and kind hearted , but with prejudices strong and dccpscated. Mr. Linden's conception and presentation of the character were a praise worthy effort. Hal Davis as Squire Tucker was seen In a role entirely different from the rollicking , Jojly ones In which ho Is usually cost , but he demonstrated ho can bo equally effective In less ostentatious and comedy parts. The remainder of the com pany are justly entitled to a full share of the praise for the successful production of this admirabledramat "Alabama" will bo the bill for the remainder of the week , with Thursday and Saturday matinees. The Trocadero this week presents a bill which differs considerably from those which have preceded It of late. Whether It Is better or not so good depends entirely on Just what you like Jn the way of vaude ville. From a purely professional stand point It Is fully as good as any of Its prede cessors. It contains less of music and less of acrobatic and more of the novelty fea tures , several of which are of exceptional merit. In this class are Langslow , the rifle expert , who does some fine shooting while balancing on a slack wire ; the Kamarara troupe of midget Japanese acrobats , and Do Hollls and Valora , a pair of expert Jug glers , and Ellen Vetter , the mysterious globe equilibrist. The latter act Is a particularly novel and difficult one. The most mirth- provoking act on the program Is that of Edward Reynard , ventriloquist. He Is not only a master of his art but Is also funny , a thing which moat of his kind try to be but do not make a brilliant success of It. 6wor and D voo , A comedy sketch team ; DUly. Carter , banjo , sc .K and monologue , and Cliff and Mta Jose Dean , travesty artists , complete a thoroughly enjoyable list of entertainers. The same bill will continue throughout the week. HE MET A VERY "ODD" FELLOW Chnrlrn Oimu-1 Tnliex n Drink Out of n StrmiKOr'n Finnic niul In Hol.ln-.l of IjlO' : . Charles Gomel of Spcncervllle , 0. , stag gered Into the police station at 2 o'cock this morning deathly sick from the effects * of some drug that bad been administered to htm. He said that he had taken a drink of whisky from the bottle of a stranger at the Durllngton station and that ho next came to a knowledge of his surroundings under the Eleventh street viaduct five hours later. Gomel left homo lost week to work his mining claim , which Is situated near Port land , Ore. , nnd arrived In Omaha Thursday morning , having In his possession about $70. He Is an Odd Fellow and made the ac quaintance of several of his lodge brothers. Last night lie went to the depot In coni-J pany with several of them who were acting as a committee to receive the visiting mem bers expected to be In attendance on Odd Fellows' day at the exposition. Whlto his friends were engaged with their duties Gomel formed the acquaintance of a stranger who were the three links of the Odd Fel lows' brotherhood. After n short conversa tion the stranger offered Gomel a bottle which the latter sampled liberally , though ho thought at the tlmo that the liquor tasted strangely. Almost Immediately Gomel lost recognition of his surroundings , but remembers that he was led away by his companion. When he recovered conscious ness his pockctbood containing $62 had dis appeared. The police have made every effort to ap prehend the criminal who Is supposed to have drugged and robbed Gomel , though they do not place entire credence In the latter's report. It was observed that the condition of Gomel's clothing did not Indicate that he had been lying down or even exposed to the rain. BIA.MFICL\T : : TUAIXS. Oinnlia to Chicago. The Chicago , MllwituKce & St. Paul rail way has Just placed In service two mag nificent electric lighted trains between Omaha and ChlriKo. leaving Omaha dally at G'45 p. m. , arriving Chicago at 8.25 a. m. and leaving Chicago C 16 p. m. and arriving Omaha 8:20 : a. m. Each train Is lighted throughout by electricity , has buffet smok ing cars , drawing room sleeping cars , dinIng - Ing cars and reclining chair cars and runs ever the shortest line und smoothest road bed between the two cities. Ticket offlce , 1D04 Farnatn street and at Union depol. YOU CANNOT HO AJTiTIII.NO CI.SB If You \Vniil to Uo Knnt except take 'ho "Northwestern Line" if you desire a fasr daylight trip between Omaha and Chicago , because no other line runs a daylight train Leave Omaha 6:40 : a. m. , arrive Chicago 8'15 same evening. Close connection with eastern lines. A good train ? Emphatically YES. City offlce. 1401 Farnam LOW IIATI3S KVEHYWHKIin \clirnnUn. . Via the-Elkhorn. "Northwestern Line. " Every Tuesday and Friday In October. Half fore for the round trip to all points where the fare Is over $3. Good Ifl Days. City ofllcc , 1401 Farnam Street. Depot. 15th and Webster Streets. The Grand court ot tne Exposition It wonderfully beautified at night. No picture of It Is so good ns The Dee pho togravure. Stop at The Ree offlce for out .T.d some others. Three for tea. cents. LADIES INVITED All Omana ladles who have not yet availed themselves of tht > opportunity are Invited to call at Sherman & McConnell's Drug Store todny or nny day this week nnd consult the LONG HAIRED LAD1KS ( free ) on the methods adopted by them selves to produce- their wonderful growth of hair. These ladles are representing the Seven Sutherland Sisters and It seems nl- moBt Incredulous that such a remarkable growth of hulr could have been produced by using such a simple and pleasant smell ing compound as the 7 Sutherland Sisters' Hair Grower. "It's the care of the hair ns well as the use of our remedies , " suld ono of the sisters to un Imiulrlnt ; customer , "that produces a new growth of tlio hair und preserves the hair we have. " The sin ter who has hair now nearly 8 feet lontj uses the 7 Sisters' Ilnlr Grower dally and reports constant growth of her hair. These Indies are authorized by the. "Middle or Block" druggists to sell the $1.00 size 7 Sisters' Ilnlr Grower for S5c nnd the GOc size Hair Grower and scalp cleaner for 45c. See them in SHERMAN & McCONNELL'S Dodge St. Window. About metis shoes may not be a miss jits t now when all sorts of things that look like shoes are being offered just notice the style in this shoe the new broad round toe the heavy extension sole so popu- Lir now this shoe is our leader made -well so as to wear well -in the tan and black $3.00 3.50 4.00 5.00 and 6.00 and they have all got the style of the $6.00 kind our clerks know how to fit shoes. t Carfwrigbi N. E. Corner 16th & Douglas I3co , Oct. 17 , ISM. oes No store on earth comes nearer to Belling goods right than this Nebraska Store. Thai's right. A fe\v inonth'iTago wo told you about a now deal wo made with a new shoo fac tory and what good things wo were going to do for our cus tomers in the line of shoes. Wo did them. We did them so well and so much better than wo led you to expect that wo haven't been able to got in shoes fast enough to meet Iho de mands of our trade. Today wo want to toll our friends who are waiting , that the _ ng\v $2.50 shoes , which wo ran out of so quickly ton days ago are hero again now. These are the best , the best made , best looking , best finished , boat wearing shoes that ever were offered for sale at $2.50 , bar nemo. You could walk in your stocking feet to more than one store near here where the same shoes are selling for three dollars and a , half. The same shoes. They are a heavy black shoo made of Box ( Jalf with double sole , with Goodyear welt , with the round half bulldog too and with so-called calf linings clean through. Think of it. A Box Calf shoo , a double soled shoe , a lined shoe , selling for two fifty , and you go around to shoe stores and pay But sayl Will you come in and look at these shoes ? You , wo mean you. You who have been going to try the Nebraska , but never did it , because you thought wo "didn't keep uothen.0 Going in and let us give you sonio pointers on shoes. The suits and overcoats on special sale at Hayden Bros. this week are from such well known tailors as Hackott-Car- hart , New York , Ab. Kir&'libaum 4fc Co. , Philadelphia , and Hart , Schaffner & Marx , Chicago. Made from selected fabrics , dura bly and stylishly lined , strongly silk sewed and stayed , designed and fitted by experts , they represent the highest results of Ameri ca's most skillful tailors and are guaranteed to give the greatest amount of style and ser vice You have over paid. A great range of fab rics and sizes to choose from at all prices from $3,75 to $22.50. For Monday's sale we offer a special shipment of 450 suits ; in the 4-button sack , double and sin gle breasted styles at $10.00. They come in Scotch chevi ots , fancy worsteds , cassimeres and worsteds and cheviots m dark checks , small plaids and mixtures. They are artistically tailored and finished. Rich appearing garments that ar6 guaranteed to be shape-holding , absolutely all wool and fast dye. You cannot get any better suit from the merchant tailor for IOPS than § 35.00. His are made to order ; these are made to fit. If they don't fit we alter them free of chargq until you are satisfied. You never got so much for your $10 before. § mmAi $2.50 wo give you exactly the same shapes , the same shades , the same stock in men's Derbies and Fedoras that .high-toned hat ters charge you $4.00 and $5.00 for. We don't have the man ufacturer's name in lliem , but that is not worth $2.00. Ifc won't make a hat look any better or wear any longer. Selling the Most Clothing in Omaha. of jewelry , watches , cloelw , diamonds , silverware , cut glass , bric-a-brac , etc. , from the largo and personally selected stock of tlio 0. S. Eayniond Co. , for fifteen years Omaha's largest and modt popular jowelers. A genuine auction Bale of only reliable goods backed by NT. Raymond's guarantee. Seats provided for the ladies. Wedding stationery engraved to order 100 engraved visltr iug cards and plato for 81.50. 100 from your own plate , $1.00. Corner Douglas and Fifteenth. Sales at 10 a. m. and 7:30 : p. m. P. j. Burroughs , Auctioneer. Fresh Antitoxins Wo are Just In receipt of a TRKSII stock GO'S AN- of Mulford's and PAUKIJ DAVIS T11TOXINB. The 1'arke Davis Co. Antl- toxtne In the following strengths : 000. 1.000. units. The Mulford's In Btan- 1,600 and 2,000 d'aril potent ami EXTIU potent. In 600 , 1.000 , 1.COO and 2.000 units. Mall or Ulc- . Discount graph orders promptly executed. to trade ami profession. Sherman & McDonnell Drug Go Mlddlo of Block , 1513 Dodge St. , Omaha , j Beware of Imitations S& & X JOHN , Auit , HI * ro < .