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8 TTIE OMATTA DAITjT IVEE : MONDAY , FAY 15 , 1801) ) .
THIS IS THE PROMISED LAND America it God's ' Gift to Christian Americans for nis Honor and Glory. FORGETTING NOT HIM WE SHALL PROSPER Arc n .Mlftliir Xn lon , InlirrltliiK the nrtlrr TltltiKN of tlio I'nnt mill Utlllrlnic ThliiKN < > ( the Pronc'titi In eplto of the drizzling rain n fair audl- cnco was present at the First Baptist church yesterday morning to hear Dr. Proper , president of the Baptist Homo Mis- Elon society , talk on the subject of Baptist inlfefilona. Just before the sermon Mrs. Phtlcs sang "Babylon. " Dr. Proper took for his text , "Behold the Lord , thy God , hns set the land before you ; gn In nnd possess It , " and spoke In part substantially as fol lows : "It was with these words that the Lord addressed the children of Israel as they came to the borders of the promised land , which they were about to enter after their weary jears of wandering In the desert. Entering this land tlioyworo Instructed to take possession of it In the name ot the Lord ; to fill the land with His worship nnd In place of the Idolatry that then prevailed to erect the altar of sacrifice. God made that people many wonderful promises of the land ho wns giving them. Ho Insisted only on ono great thing that they should not forget Him In their prosperity. Wo know the history of their prosperity ; wo know of their later decline , when they had become possessed of the Idea that that pros perity wns the work of themselves alone without the assistance of the Lord. Wo know of their degradation nnd downfall. "To mo America Is the promised land of today. It Is God's gift to Christian Amer icans. Flvo hundred years before Columbus discovered this continent the Norsemen landed on our pastern coasts , but It was not God's purpose that they should remain there. Later we see thai little band of worshipers on the Mayflower making n sol emn compact to form n government for the glory of God. Then God gave us this land. Our work ns Christians Is to take possession of It for His honor and Glory. So long as wo forget not Him we shall pros per. Wo arc a mighty nation among the nations of the world. Wo have Inherited the better things of the past nnd have grasped and are utilizing things of the pres ent. God hns poured the wealth of the earth into the country with a purpose. Ho means that this nation shall become n mighty fac tor In the work of the world's evangelization. This Is Ills purpose and It was for this that wo have been allowed to grow nnd prosper. " The speaker reviewed the work of the Baptist Homo Mission society since Its or ganization sixty-seven years ngo. John M. Peck was the pioneer missionary of the church , locating In St. Louis In 1817. Ho was shortly followed by others , until today the Baptist church has 1,100 missionaries throughout North America preaching the gospel and teaching Christ crucified. In sixty-seven years the mission has Increased so that today It Is preached In twenty lan guages. Ho spoke of the mission work that was being done In New England among the French Canadians who are Invading that sec tion. The work among the Portuguese In the marble quarries of Now Hampshire and Vermont was reviewed and he closed with nn earnest appeal for bettor support of the mission work on the part of the church. KKFISCT OK CHIUST'S ASCENSION. CupHtnnc to Illn Life , HotiiulliiK it Out Completely. Rev. Luthep M. Kuhns delivered nn elo quent sermon Sundny morning nt the Grace Lutheran church on "A Changless Christ. " Ho chose for his text Luke xxlv , 51 , "And as Ho blessed them Ho was parted from them and was carried up Into heayen. " The Introductory was devoted to directing the attention of the congregation to the fact that Christ parted from His rtlnclples with a blessing and to a comparison of His ascen sion with the translation of Enoch nnd Elijah. As Ho rises from the earth the disciples stand gazing upwards at His dis appearing form. Presently ns a cloud In- torvcncB nothing more can bo seen of the rising Savior. Ho likened this cloud to the fog which conceals objects from view nnd said Christ la separated from UB today only by a vapor. Ho said It Is well to consider the effect Christ's ascension had upon His life's work. It completed his resurrection or waa the Amen to that resurrection. The great miracle of His life lay not In the ascension , nut In His rising from the dead. The ascen sion Into heaven added the capstone , to Ills life , rounding It out completely. The speaker related how Christ was concerned through out His life In man's welfare. From the performance of the first miracle of turning water Into wine to the withering of the fig tree or the raising of Lazarus Ho was ministering unto the people. Hov. Kuhns said one of the most beauti ful paraWcB related In the now testament was that of the prodigal son. How glad the father was to see his uoy returning , not withstanding the fact that ho had wasted his substance In riotous living. How differ ent It would have been had the son gone nwny on a nonlo mission. His return then would have been welcomed all the more cordially by the father. Ho said Christ must have looked forward to Ills reunion with the Father , to .His return to the Father's house. His homecoming meant something just ns the homecoming of the hoys from 'Manila will mean something to the thousands of parents nnd sweethearts who nro waiting for them. Ho said the purpose God had to accom plish In the ascension of Christ must not ho overlooked. Ho was going to take his iplaco at the right hand of God ns the de fender nnd ndvocato of those who bcllovo i in Him , Ho also returns to Ills father's house that Ho may exorcise dominion. The last enemy Ho 'will destroy Is death. As men have dominion on earth over the fields , or In the city , BO Christ will rule all things until every knee shall bow before Him. As General Otis demands submission by Agulnaldn and Grant compelled Lee to l > ow to the will of the government so Jesus de mands the homage of all hearts. Each 'nao l > ougbt 'with a price and Ho Is entitled to their service. llov. Kuhns said In closing that another reason why it was necessary for Christ to ascend Into heaven wns that He might send the spirit upon Hl disciples and not leave them comfortless. At the tlmo of the cruci fixion the disciples forgot Ills words that He .would rise from the dead. They did not liave half the belief of the Jews , 'who wore afraid His words would , bo fulfilled. The world was never so dark to them ns at that time. Their three years' association with Him had not convinced thpm ot his res urrection. While they were still desolate from His death the physical man required attention and they wont fishing. They tolled all night without success and when morning came the Savior reappeared unto them. It was the coming ot hope and the fulfillment of the promise of the cndurement of the spirit. The ascension later completed the prophesy and the spirit came upon them. It brought the unseen world nearer to them and they saw It as a. reality. IJACII OMJ HAS A OIFT OP OOI1. We Should Unc Our ( llfln for the Riuiil nf Oilier * . Yesterday morning the pulpit at All Saints' church was occupied by Ilcv. A. C. Marsh of Central City , who Is also ono of the canons of Trinity cathedral , this city. The scimon waa listened to with close attention nnd ap parently was appreciated by the congrega tion , which was large considering the wretched condition ot the weather. The text was I Peter , Iv , 10 : "As every man hath received the gift , so minister the same ono to another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. " In discussing his topic Rev. Marsh said : "Tho work ot Christ for our salvation was not begun and completed In any ono act. Wo cannot say of any one ot the stages In the earthly llfo of our Lord that at that particular time our salvation was accom plished. From His Incarnation to Ills as cension His ono end and objost wns the working out of our salvation and every net of His wns a manifestation of His purpose- wonderful events which we have been com memorating < the death , the resurrection and the ascension of our Lord arc Isolated facts , but all contribute to the one object and purpose of Ills Incarnation , the making us partakers of Uivlno nature ; the filling us with the fullness of God ; the making us temples of the Holy Ghost. " 'Being to the right hand of God , exalted , ' says St. Peter , 'and receiving from the Father the promised Holy Ghost. Ho hath shed this which wo both see nnd hear. ' 'When Ho ascended up on high , ' says St. Paul , 'He gave gifts unto men. ' "Now of such gifts bestowed by our as cended Lord wo are reminded In the portion of the scripture selected as the cplstlo for today and to the right use of such gifts St. Peter exhorts us In the words chosen for the text ot this Ecrmon. Ho assumes that every person has some gift from God and He requires we use this gift for the good of others. The language of the text takes for granted that every one has been endowed with some power and qualifications not aris ing from his own nature , but Infused Into him by the spirit and grace of God. All our capacities , opportunities and qualifications for good are blessings received received of the manifold grace of God received to be ac counted for to their Giver. All the gifts with which we may bo endowed are bless ings. As every ono hath received his gift , there is Implied what St. Paul asserts when ho says , for the purpose ot putting down the vnln and selfish disposition of the mem bers of the church at Corinth , who treated their peculiar gifts ns something of their own , to bo used nccordlng to their own will and Inclination : 'Who maketh thee to differ from another , and what hath thou which 'thou hath not received. ' And this Includes all our endowments , not only these which nro ours through the direct providence of God , but also what wo call our natural gifts. "But then , as all of our endowments are received , so nro they received of 'tho mani fold grace of God , ' for the grace of God may bo said to display Itself In as many different ways ns the flowers nnd fiults of the earth , with which the great wisdom < > f God tias blessed and beautified tbo world. And all of us have some gift of God , while no two ot us receive exactly the same In kind or dcgiee. "St. Paul , enlarges on this when ho says : 'There Is diversity of gifts , but the same spirit , and there are differences of adminis tration , r > the same Lord ; and there are diversities oi operation , but It Is the same God which workcth all In all. " "The second point made Is that we should use our gifts , whatever they may be , for the good of others ; nil our ndvnntnges nnd upportunltles must be used ; the funds put Into our charge must bo administered ; wo must neither misuse nor neglect them ; wo must not appropriate them to ourselves through selfishness , nor withhold them from others through Indifference or neglect. "There is a law of endless propagation In mind as well ns In matter. Scientists tell us that every slnglo vibration mode by every single utterance In the air around us propagates Itself over the wide expanse ot the world. So It Is with our words and actions ; nothing Is lost ; nothing Is without Its effect. Let us have faith In divine pres ence. 'In the morning sow the seed and In the evening withhold not thy hand , for thou knowest not whether shall prosper either this or that , or whether they both shall bo alike good. ' And then , as everyone has received a gift , so shall wo be ministerIng - Ing the same for the Ixmeflt of others na good stewards of the manifold graces ot God. " X A.\CIIS isvnnYwiittiin. " .Vatiire nml MlnlMtry of Aii eln" DIi- eilNNed Ii ) llev. C. II. Allen. Although he declared that ho Is not a spiritualist by any means , Rev. C. B. Allen of the Beth-Eden Baptist church yesterday morning stated from his pulpit that ho was sure that the Interior of the church edifice In which his congregation was sitting wns filled with angel spirits , many of whom formerly occupied mortal body upon earth. He further nnsertcd that thcso angel forms fill the air continually In the mission of guiding Christians In the affairs of llfo and of protecting them. Huv. Allen made this declaration In the course of n sermon upon the "Nature and Ministry of Angels. " In his analysis of the angel forms and spirits ho gave It as his belief that they nro clothed In some sort ot body which la at the present tlmo un knowable. As proof of this ho cited many Instances of the appearance on earth of nn- gcls In the old hlblo and scriptural , days and of visions that have como to Christians In moro recent times. But while ho believed all this , the preacher said that ho has but llttlo faith In spiritualism , as It Is made up largely of humbuggery. The preacher declared , also , that these angcU are with Christians continually. They nro of transccndant glory nnd possess great power nnd can therefore become most potent factors In the dally life of mortals. That they do frequently minister to the needs of Christians the preacher had no doubt whatever nnd ho asserted that every one could recall some case In point In their own lives when they reached tome conclu sion to which they were brought through spiritual Influence. This assistance may come , also , through the person of some friend or oven a stranger. In thin min istering by the angels the preacher main- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN , EVERYWHERE , speak in highest terms of that wonderful tonic and health promoter't 't ' tones up the system and quiets that nervous feeling. Ask it of your druggist. State clearly BLATZ AIALT-VIVINB and accept no other. Remember it is a non-Intoxicant. Awarded Highest Honors at Trans- nississlppl and International Exposition , 1898. Prepared by VAL BLATZ BREWING CO. , Milwaukee , U.S. A. Omaha Branch > 1412 Douglas St. Tel. 1081 , talned that Christians could flnd nn example ) to follow on earth. He said : "Tho Tiest people and the most angollo on earth are these who arc possessed ot utter forgclfulnrtK of self and go about In the service of others. They do not do their ministering by proxy. They are not those who glvo a $5 bill for foreign mis sions nnd then think they have performed nil their obligations. They giro themselves unselfishly to the service of others. " In the course of the sermon llov. Allen Raid that the spiritual angels do the bidding of ( Hod and worship the Lord tn a tcmplo that "Is not made with hands. " While dwelling upon this he again pointed out a lesson to Christians upon earth and par ticularly to Baptists In the following way : "I wish that Christians would follow more closely the hint , or rather the Instruction , that Is given In the scriptures. Our church Is open an hour or nn hour and n half on Sunday morning nnd another couple of hours In the evening. The doons are locked then and are not opeuod again until Wednes day evening , -when they are kept open an ; other hour or RO , Then they are shut tight again until the following Sunday. The tnmplo of Dod should always bo open , eo that the followers of the Lord may com mune with Him In His own tabernacle. Our Catholic friends can teach us a. lesson of love and service In this respect. Their doors are always wide open and thereby they minister very greatly to the spiritual needs of the members of their church. " TOPIC Oil" NATIOXAI , IM'KIlttST. "Our ItcniioiiNllillltlfH In ( InOrient" DIxiMiNNPil liy Il * v. Sir. Hcrrhitf. At the First Congregational church last night ttev. Hubert C. Herring delivered the first of a series of sermons on topics of national Interest. Ills Initial subject was "Our Responsibilities In the Orient , " nnd from this he spoke vigorously In defense of the policy that has been pursued by the administration. In beginning ho admitted that nil men could not see tbo situation through the same pair of eyes , but explained that his sentiments represented merely his personal convictions. Proceeding , the speaker said that the last two or throe years have furnished a scries ot events forcing us to consider the Impor tance of our foreign relations. The Nica ragua canal nnd other matters , followed by the war with Spain and the present dimculty with the Filipinos , have brought up nn old question In a now light. They have compelled us to coin two new words expansion and Imperialism but we should remember that such terms do not always accurately describe the thing that they as sume to represent. They are apt to be dis torted to servo .the . purposes of personal or political Interests. Hev. Mr. Herring declared that these events will have a greater bearing on the future of this country nnd of the world than any of us dream. The learned men down cast who have been busy criticising the administration nnd telling how the war should be conducted In the Philippines , nro right In one lespect , and that consists In their appreciation of the significance of recent events. Wo all ngrco that the man who wants to plant the United States flag all over the world nnd multiply armies to keep a vast colonial empire in subjection does not know what freedom Is. But wo nro not fighting for aggrandizement. We have not that kind of a president , nnd we are not that sort of a people. It Is usually fair to believe that the man who sits In the president's chair Is trying to do what he thinks Is right , nnd ono of the elements of our future safety must bo In having con fidence In the rulers to whom we have en trusted the conduct of our national affairs. Mr. Herring declared that he did not be- llovo that Agulnaldo Is the Oeorgo Wash ington of the Orient , nor that Agonclllo Is the Benjamin Franklin of a Philippine re public. The Filipinos do not know what they want , nnd they would not know how to get it If they did. But then It Is asked , "Why are we over there ? " To this Rev. Mr. Herring replied that there are 8,000,000 people In the Islands who have been plun dered and oppressed by Spain for centuries. By a chain of events that no ono could control wo found ourselves In possession of Manila. There arose a necessity that some strong nation should step In and control elements that were unable to control them selves. It was also contended that n declaration at this time that the natives will bo given self-government as soon as they are ready for It would 'bo ' a prolific source of Insur rection. The Filipino politicians would un doubtedly consider themselves ready for It long before they -were In fact. In discussing the opposition to the ap parent present policy of the government the speaker said that much of It resulted from the fears of people who regret the cost and from these who contend t-hat the natives are not worth saving. He declared that duty does not cease to be n duty because It is costly , and nations , like Individuals , must seek the welfare of the race. These who are anxious to maintain the national Integrity , but are reluctant to make any sacrifice In the Interests of humanity , are like the man who asked "Am I my brother's keeper ? " From this point the discourse consisted of nn earnest effort to show that the interference of this country In the Orient Is n duty Imposed In the Interests of civilization and religion , and that it would be national atheism to refuse a duty that comes as a distinct call from God. MIIRIIAMTY IA ClIL'HCIt 1VOIIIC. Duty of ClirlNtlmiH to Cv ! < > Vreely of Their Time mill .Money. The rain rnuped a very limited attend ance at the First Christian church yesterday morning , and 'tho ' pastor , Uev. 1) , D. Burt , spoke very briefly. His discourse referred to the duty of Christians to glvo freely of their tlmo awl money lo the work ot the church and ho vigorously condemned the tendency among soma church members to act grudgingly In thcso particulars. Ho con tended that It Is a paramount duty of pro- fosBlng Christians to do everything In tlielr power to promote the Interests of the cause. Lack of enthusiasm in this respect Is ? e- sponhlblo for much of the stagnancy that Is sometimes apparent In church work. It fre quently occurs that people who readily pay their taxes and contribute to every worldly enterprise are reluclant to glvo a dollar to ward the cause that Is of the first Im portance. Ho urged his hearers not to render moro freely unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's than to God the tblnKS that are God's. All the talents and material prosperity that men have and experience nro given by God and should bo devoted to Ills service. Consequently His cause should Imvo fie benefit of every ability that He has glvon to His servants nwl some part of the mate rial wealth that Ho has entrusted lo their keeping belongs properly to Him. Conner I'lllx AVrlcti'N I'lilplt. Hev. Thomas Copper , In charge of the First Methodist church , preached Sunday at the Sewnrd Street Methodist chuich In the absence of the pastor , Dr. Welch , who Is In Cleveland , 0. Chief Korexlerx ( in I her. The chief foresters of all the Modern Woodmen of America camps having uni formed teams met Sunday afternoon In Sax- inan'a cigar store to elect ofllcers for the battalion organization. A major nnd an adjulant were chosen , J. C. Page of Beech camp No. US I being the cholco for the first position and Frank T. Osborn of B. & 51. camp No. 2722 for the bccond. The battalion will take part in all drees parades and celebrations and will be re viewed by the board of directors which mcelH in the clly this week , A tlmo for regular weekly drill was not decided upon , but wlir be announced later. Mercer hotel , 12th and Howard streets , Omaha. European pfun , SOc to 11.00 , Gettelman'g Pure Malt Beer the finest Milwaukee produces 620 So. ICth. Tel. 1121. RERR CONVICTED OF MURDER i After Short Deliberation ! rinds Him Guilty in Second Degree ! MURDERER MUST PAY PENALTY OF LAW to the Venllot Without Evinc ing ; Aiir Kmotlon HIMory of the Crime for Which John .Kcrr Muxt Suffer. It was a few minutes before 12 o'clock Saturday night that Judge Baker delivered his Instructions to the Jury in the KBIT mur der trial. Thrco hours later the Jury agreed upon a verdict of murder In the second degree and then went to sloop. At 8 o'clock Sunday morning Judge Ba ker , having been notified , came to the court room nnd received the verdict. There were only a few persons present In addition to the court , the jury , the defendant nnd the attorneys. When the verdict was announced Kerr evinced no emotion. The Jury wns dis charged nnd Kcrr wns sent back to his cell In the county jail. The punishment for murder In the second end degree Is Imprisonment for not less thnn ten yenrs or for llfo , nt the discretion of the court. The trlnl of John Kcrr , which occupied two weeks , wns for the murder of his fathcr-ln-law , John Held , at Valley , In this county. Kcrr's wife had secured a divorce and Kerr had attempted to bring about a reconciliation , but failed. In the course of nn Interview In Omaha with his fatbor-iu- law the two men got Into a fight and Kcrr was rather severely punished. A few days later Kerr , smarting under the whipping ho had lecelvcd and believing Held had prevented the desired reconcilia tion with Mrs. Kerr , went to Valley nnd with a double-barreled shotgun walked into the kitchen of John Reid's hotel and shot Hold , killing him Instantly. Ho then at tempted to kill himself , but failed , and upon being landed In Jail made a second unsuc cessful effort to commit sulcldo by slashIng - Ing his throat with a knife. At the trial Kerr depended upon the plea of Insanity , caused by his domestic troubles. Considerable evidence was Introduced upon this point nnd no doubt It had Its weight with the Jury , as Is shown by Its verdict of murder in the second degree. Mniiy Ijtvpw Siivrrt. In almost every neighborhood there Is some one whoso life has been saved by * Chnmbcrlnln's Colic , Chorera and Diarrhoea Ilemedy , or who hns been cured of chronic diarrhoea by the use of that medicine. Such persons mnke n point of telling of It whenever opportunity offers , hoping that It may be the means of saving other ll\es. M AnNJFMCK.vr TIIAIN S. O in nil ix lo ClilcHKO. The Chicago , Milwaukee < fc St. Paul rail way has just placed in service two magnifi cent electric lighted trains between Omaha and Chicago , leaving Omaha dally at Tr-H p. m. , arriving Chicago at 8:25 : a. m. , nnd leaving Chicago 6:15 p. in. and arriving Omaha 8:20 : a. m. Each train Is lighted thoroughly by electricity , has buffet smoking cars , drawing room sleeping cars , dining cars and reclining chair cars and runs over the shortest line and smoothest roadbed be tween the two cities. Ticket office 1504 Faniam street , and at Union depot. B. Haas , florist , 1813 Vlnton street , tele phone 776 , has n large stock of plants for decoration and beds , Including pansles in great variety nnd the finest specimens in the market , wStrh he Is offering nt surpris ingly low prices. Among Sien ; = lse are petunias , geraniums , verbenlns , fuchlas , cannas , lilies , begonias , roses , heliotropes , colons , longlflorum ( extra fine ) , alternan- thera , paniculata , agt > ratums , centanrcas , hibiscus , bellls , nryslum , abutllon , coboca , senvensonla , two kinds ot vlncas for vases and hanging baskets. Also hardy roses and blooming shrubbery. Leave Omaha , via Missouri Pacific rail way , Tuesday , May 1C , for certain points In the south , southwest and sMilbcast nt verv low rates. Stopovers allowed on coins jour ney. For Information call nt company's office , 14th and Douglas , or depot. 15'h and Webster streets. THOS , F. GODrilKV , J. 0. PHILLIPPI. P. & T. A. A. G. F. & P. A. Iow HiitcN < o Sail I'"raueleo. May 15 to IS the Uock Island route will sell tickets to San Francisco and return for $00.00 , good for sixty days. For full information mation In regard to routes , stopovers , etc. , call at city ticket office. 1323 Farnam street. Her Grand Hotel Turkish Baths now open. LOCAL BREVITIES. The Sodalities of the Sacred Heart parish held a very enthusiastic meeting yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock to maUe arrangements for a lawn social on a grand scale. They decided to hold it on Tuesday , Juno 13 , on the church lawn. This Is one of a aeries of entortnlnments to raise funds for the hand some now church which the congregation In tends building next fall In Kountrn Place. Their next meeting will be on Thursday evening next at S o'clock. A Saturday night attack on the liquor sup ply of the city caused the arrest of Edward Dovanoy. Yesterday , however , Slay Flory sent word up from the lowlands that she would appear this morning nnd ( Ho a com plaint against him for using threatening language toward her. During the smallpox scare Dovaney escaped from a Thirteenth street hotel and took In the town. IIo was arrested on the complaint of the Plory woman , and she says ho came back Saturday night to tell her that ho proposed to "bat her over the head and end her earthly ex istence. " This frightened her and bho had him arrested. For Infants and Children. Tno Kind You Have Always Bought Boars the Signature of HEAVY KAIL BOMBARDMENT I.HTKC IliillNtunrN 1C cop Ij'ii n I.tvolr Ilnokct for Aim tit 1'lflccii The first hailstorm of the season de scended on Omaha Jufcl before 10 o'clock last night and for a quarter of nn hour the Ixmibnrdment 'was Incessant. Chunks of Ice nn big ns horfio chest mils danced on the ( skylights , cracked exposed windows and rat tled on the pavements like volleys of musk etry. Luckily the missiles were not heavy enough to do extensive damage. A fpw plnteglass windows In The Oco building nnd other downtown blocks were cracked , but the flkyllghts withstood the attack nnd even the globco on the street lights were not damaged to any great extent. What llttlo wind there was drove the hall toward the fiouth nnd many of the north windows In the residence districts were broken. A heavier w Ind would have multiplied the damage , but ns the tempest poured almost directly earthwards comparatively few windows dews were exposed to Its direct attack. As far im could tic learned Inst night the damage to trees nnd shrubbery was com paratively slight. At the exposition grounds some of the shrubbery was slightly lorn , but It Is not "believed " that much of It U permanently Injured. Where the storm \\nt inr-nt nggreffilvo some ot the young loaves \\vro stripped from the shade trees , but there was nothing like the Injury that re sulted from the Wg hailstorm of five years ago. The worst aufforem were the owners of the greenhouses , whose light glnrs roofs were too frail to successfully contend against the elements , nnd many of the panes were knocked out In the short period during which the Ptonn raged. The greatest Inconvenience wns ex perienced by the church-goers , whom the storm caught on their way homo from the evening cervices. Umbrellas \\oro scarcely ' any protection nt nil and the worshipers were driven to any sort of shelter that was available. A rather amusing Incident occurred In front of n northslde wiloon , which 'bears ' a well known repuatlon for toughniss , where a party ot good Coiigrcgatlonallstg were overtaken by the downpour of Ice and water. Thu brethren lost no llmo In util izing the shelter nt hand , hut the filstcrs Insisted that they would rather toravo the elements than to seek such n refuge. They huddled together on the lee oldo of a tele graph polo and announced their Intention to wait outside. Hut when the descending mlssllca doubled and trebled In slzo they effected a compromise with their consciences and two mlnutre later found them crowded Into the deep shelter of the doorway , on the other side of which a party of rounders wore enjoying a bibulous celebration. If you are a good liver a trial will convince you that Cook's Imperial Extra Dry Cham pagne Is a necessity , Insist on It being on the menu. Ciocn < < > Manila Midi Ciiplalii lla\l < > r. George R Stoncy , ono of two brothers who went lo Chlcknmaugn with Company G , Second Nebraska , has been given a position ns clerk by Captain John Maxtor , quarter master , nnd proceeds to Manila with his olllcer on Wednesday next. The young man feels very proud of his appointment to gether with the opportunity he will have of seeing some of his old schoolmates ot the fighting First. ANEW ROUTE FOR ! PERSONALLY i CONDUCTED EXCURSIONS , IN ORDINARY SLEEPING GARS , . .VIA THE. . TOl'ORlLANDand PUGKT SOUND Instead of running via Sacramento and tbo Shasta Route to 1'ortliind , these cars will hereafter run via Granger and Poca- tc'llo , leavlnc Omaha UaiUy on "The Over land Limited" at StO : n , m. nnd will be Personally Conducted every Friday , making 23 Hours Quicker Time VIA THIS ROUTE. City Ticket Office I3O2 Farnam St. Telephone 3IG. importance of letters The relative Importance of letters in the English language- this : A , 8. ; b , 10 ; c , 30 ; d11 ; c , 120 ; f. 25 ; g. 17 ; h , Cl ; i , 80 ; j , 4 ; k , S ; 1 , 40 ; m , ! JO ; n , SO ; o , SO ; p , 17 , il , 15 ; r , C2 ; s , SO ; t , 00 ; u , 31 ; v , 12 ; w , 20 ; x , 4 ; y , 20 ; z , 2. It Is this knowledge of hmv frequently ono letter la used compared with others that imabU'H cryptogram readers to unravel BO many mysteries. Of the numerous beers none are purer than Remember this when you nro about to order a case of bottled beer. It's the ono beer with the natural beer llavor , vhlch you'll Hud qulto agreeable. i-'itiu KKI ( i mtmvivr : < < > . , Telephone . Iuu7 Jiickson St. The coat of gutting there need not stand In your way. i/ito In Juno and curly In July the liurllnKton Itoute will cell .round- trip tickets from Omaha to Los Angeles for ? 52 Juat about half the usual rate. Kor another fifty dollar * you can pond a uft I month in Leu Anguleti , and , in addition , ECO H pretty nearly all of Southern California that 0o l IB north seeing. g' ' Information and California literature on \ request. t ! o ( TIcUrt Ofllrr \ 'iv Slatloti- > IKOU li'iiniuni SI. llltli mnl MIIMIIII Sl . * Tc-lri > lioiif , lino. oo ; oou ce , May IS , UW. Young * * Young Men's ' /jn& ///A < n Wen's ' Clothes & ' " < - ' clothes lie who imitates what is evil goes beyond the example that is set ; on the contrary , he who imitates what is good , always fall short. In your rounds you find a few stores who tell you that they will sell you just as good clothing as The Nobi-ns-ku for thp same Mum oy. Tlicy CAN'T do II. They know why and how our lunmo has lioconio famous as the jrroat Itui'frnln Hoiiso of the west , and they ( ry to Imitate DM , hut they fall short. There Is XO elolhlnc tta oed us The Neltraskn sells you for the snnio money. It's of no possible avail to talk to yntnip men about ( heir glntli- lii > : unless you are In a position to dlsruss the matter Intelligently and ti > Illustrate us vou no ulnui ; wllh earefnlly prepared stills. The same style tltut would adorn a .VOIUIK man about 5 foot S Inehes tall , welshing 1IM ) pounds , would not bo at all Hie proper llilnj ; for his friend of 0 feet , weluhlnj : M5 pounds. Hero art stops In to adjust mailers. We don't build our suits all allko. as trade usually does , bnl we study poeullarltlos. That's why wo are ( ho YOT.VCS MHX'S ( M.OTIIIHIJS OK THIS KKCTIOX. There's notlilnj : more In taMe jtmt at ( his season of the year than our Horjio Clothing for joiius ; men. I1I.UR PRIIOK COATS AXI ) VHSTS all wool double brrasted round or square cut -correctly tailored sells for $0.00 elso\\ here here for 00 BLUE SI3IIGE COATS AND VESTS F.ist colors blue satin piped rein forced nnd you're sure of a perfect 111 our price only BLt'E SKIHin COATS Skeleton-nil wool reinforced satin piped neat nnd dressy good quality correctly constructed. 00O < LJ BLUE SEHGE COATS-Skclcton-bluo all wool satin piped iclnforeed with body clnth brings elsewhcro Jli.fiO our price ' MHN'S AVI HTM nnd KANVY VKSTS at ( Hp ) nnd tip. MKN'S SILK nml WOOL VK S'l'S , alt ol' tlu % now up-to-date patterns slnglo anil ilotililc-lnvas li'tl And thai Hat Window , bhow- f ItiK sonii' very attnictlvo hue OH , styles and You What , You've been told " \vhy" we can sell clothing cheap. We'll tell you a few items we are selling cheap. 375 strictly all wool cassimere and cheviot suits. Great variety of patterns. The coats are made with French facingb and satin piped. The linings are double warp serge the tailor ing is first class in every particular , full § 10 values , on sale at $5. 425 strictly all wool worsted , cassimore and serge suits , coats cut double or single breasted , plain or handsomely silk faced , a glance at these suits enables you to see that .all the "kinks" demanded by fashion .are there. The trousers are .just the right width at knee and foot , their regular value is $12.50 , in this sale you get them for $7.50. RDMIRAL GCO. DCWCV 'JOO high grade all wool cassimere and fancy worsted suits. This is one ol the greatest values we ever gave , the cassimores are all very high grade and choicest styles , and the yarns in the worsteds are Alizarine dyed. The coats are finished In custom tailor and the linings are high grade victoria serges ; they would ho considered good values at $15.00 , but you buy them in this sale for J10.00. No extra charge for stout or slim sizes. 400 splendid suits in a great variety of Clay diagonals , dress worsteds , vlcunns and pure worsteds ; every garment is tailored with regard to the strength of scams and permanence of shapeliness ; taking the quality of fabrics , tilmmlngs and work manship Into consideration , wo nro confident you cannot match thcso aults elsewhere for $18.00 ; sale price will bo $12.00. Every boy wants ono of the Naval Illue Hill Santiago do Cuba Kites wo are giv ing frcolth every boys' suit from $1.23 to $7.50. Wo save you fully 25 per cent t 50 per cent on every purchase. Selling ihe $209,000.00 S. & EL Bankrupt Stock , The Original Worcestershire BEWARE OF IMITATIONS " Is adapted for every variety of dish from Turtle to Beef , from Salmon to Steaka , to all of which it gives a famous relish. " JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS , Agents , N. Y0 The Best Litliia Water. iVo sin.- below the opinions ot some emi nent I'hyslflanh an to the value of HOKO- LIT1HA WATIJK : It Is therefore wel' suited to the lue nt nervous invalids. Sumnt-r Urovvn , A. M. . " it Is the only llthla water whlrh I now recularlv i ri'ficrlue.-J. J > Skei-r , M. 13. 1 am pri-siTlblni ; lioro-Mtlila Wat.-r with the utmost satisfaction. U. 13. Alt-Arthur. C.-iBt's of gout , tubacute and chronic rheu- m.Ul m have been gruntly benefited by it. J. . Murphy , A. M. , M. D. 1 luvo found It markedly diuretic , i-fllca- clouu In romlmtlnK rniucular rhtunmtUm. -A M. Oirviln. A. M. , M. U. I am tilail to rrtnmmfnd the Horo-Llthla Water. Tli ' combination it , excellent. Ju'.liv Holini'H Smith , M. U. EBjieclal'y valuubli ; , n u mulUlnal water In dyspfl'i'la uni > mi > nnli' < 1 by < Id ftnnen- Utlon fcur.ili HiuKet Stevenson. .M D. Iioro-I.ilhia wholesaled nnd retailed In Omaha by Sherman & McConnell Drug Co. 1S13 UOUGi : ST , OMAHA. NOT IN THE TRUST ! TELEPHONE 2279. 31 l-2 South fifteenth Street. J. h. VmW UtT , M'liCIAh ACJUXT , Oiiialin , .Nch , < ms. i . . . MANUFAOTUHFD BY . . CALIFORNIA FJQ SYRUP CO. IWJVOTIS TJIK .N