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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, APRIL
5, 1907. 6 A ENTA THE BEST NATURAL PURGATIVE WATER tm BUIoub AtUcka mad Disorder of (A Lvn A W IN BGLASSFVL . A DOSS. ALSO SPARKLING APENTA (NATURAL. APENTA CARBONATEEU IN SPLITS ONLY. A Refreshing tnd Pleasant Aperient tor Morels; Use. Sole Exporters: THE APOLLINARIS CO.. Ltd.. London. NEBRASKA CITT PRESBYTERY CLARKE IN COWELL'S PLACE Dnrlu Ocmntr Leritlatot Famed n Member ef Xailwar Oemmiasio. RESIGNS AS MLKBCR OF LEGISLATURE speaker ffettletoa mm 4 Meaabera Dot mm Le Deliver Ppeecae Ealogtstle ! nil Work Darta Bessloa. Carl Wenetrand of Wahoo returned hum. from Lincoln during lh work with ft broken collar bone which he received by being thrown to the ground when stepping from a street oar In that city. DELATED ELKCTIOI Rrrrnm Ber. ' V. Wallace Lorimer of Utica i i , ' Elected President meetings' held at plattsmouth Carl Hnllhorat of Ltaeola, Itew m . , Doetor, la Deposed from Minister Keit Meeting Will Be la Aleaandria. 1 PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., April 4. (Spe cial. )-The stated spring meeting of the Nebraska City Presbytery, held here, has been Interesting and helpful. Rev. M., Wallace Lorimer of Utlca was elected moderator. Rev.- Benjamin M. Cantrall of Raymond temporary clerk and Rev. Thomas L. Sexton, D. D., stated clerk and treas urer. The address of welcome was by Rev. J. H. Bslsbury, pastor of the First Presby terian church, on behalf of the committee on arrangements and devotions, of which lie was chairman, and of the citltens. During the morning session the business consisted of the reception of new and corresponding members, granting letters of dismission, the reading and approval of the record, the appointment of temporary com mittees, call for papers, reference of papers to committees, reference of sessional records to committees, dissolution of pas toral relations arid consideration of calls. At the Joint meeting of the Ladles' Mis sionary society and. the presbytery In the afternoon Mrs. John Crelghton of York, secretary of the young people's work, read her report; Mrs. Elisabeth Conklln of Omaha, synod leal secretary of young peo ple's work, delivered an Interesting ad dresa; Rev. M. W. Lorimer of Utica, chair man of the presbyteiial committee on Sun day school work, and Mrs. J. H. Salsbury of Plattsmouth, presbyterlal secretary of Sunday school and band work, each gave an Interesting report; Dr. E. W. Worrell, field secretary for the synods of the middle temperance, and Mrs. M. L. Lee, president of the .Minneapolis Presbyterlal society, gave a fins talk on home missions, and Rev. 8. W. Prlngle of Auburn spoke en tertainingly along the line of the work for the freedmen. . One of the most Important committees appointed was that of the synodlcal self- iiiliitiiS SEE CALIFORNIA now Gpeclal to BSSBaMasssHaaaaBsaaaaaBBBBSsj California: Round trip rates to San Francisco na LjOS Angeles about half rates, April 88th to May 18th. De sure to go one way via the Shasta Route and Puget Sound only 112.50 . more, btopovers, variable and at tractive routes. support, which Is composed of Rev. W. 'H. K earns of Beatrice. Rev. J. H. MaeCon nell of Hebron. Rev. J. H, Salsbury of Plattsmouth and Elders Sheldon of Beatrice and Hurd of Lincoln. Pledges were taken for the maintenance of the Carnegie li brary for the colored people In the south and the full apportionment was raised. .' Dr. Wadsworth and Prof. Calder spoke In the Interest of the Bellevue college and P. F. Johnson for the Hastings college, and each set forth the benefits of a good education. Prof. J. II. MacConnell gave a twenty minute prelude at the organ and sang a solo, as did Miss Luclls Bates and B. A. McElwaln. The following commissioners were elected to attend the assembly: Rev. WUltam Boyle, First church, Lincoln; Rev. E. C. Hurd. Lincoln, and Elders S. M. Phllpot. Humboldt, and O. D. Thygeson, Utlca. Final action was taken In the case of Rev. Carl O. A. Hullhorst, M. D., of Lincoln, who has left the ministry and Is now prac ticing medicine, and he was deposed, as he has practically repudiated all of the doc trines of the church. Mr. Wedge, a grad uate of the State university, was ex amined for the ministry and placed under the charge of the presbytery. It was de cided to bold the next meeting of the pres bytery in Alexandria next September. Dinner -and supper was served to all of the delegates In the basement of the church, and after the supper toasts were given by Dr. Leggett of Nebraska City, Prof. Calder, B. R. Belleville, Mrs, J. N. Wise and others. Resolutions were passed thanking the citizens of Plattsmouth for their entertainment. The meeting .closed I'hursday forenoon. ; 1 ffoirfi'i Missionary Society. The Women's Missionary society held Its twenty-eighth annual meeting In the First Methodist Episcopal church and during the business sessions passed appropriate reso lutions of respect for their departed presi dent, Mrs. A. L. Clark of Lincoln. The fol lowing officers were elected: President, Mrs. C. W. Warner of Beatrice; vice presi dent, Mrs. J. Q. David of Lincoln; corre sponding secretary, Mrs. W. E. Bell of York; treasurer. Miss Lena Thygeson of Utica; recording secretary, Mrs. L. W. Studley of Beatrice; secretary of literature, Mrs. Mary Grim of Alexandria; secretary of young people's work, Mrs. John Crelgh ton of York; secretary of Sunday school and Band work, Mrs. J. H. Salsbury of Plattsmouth. District presidents. First dis trict, Mrs. W. N. Hilton of Gresham; Bey ond .district, Mrs. W. F. Schwlad of Lin coln; Third district. Mrs. J. H. MacCon nell of Hebron; Fourth district, Mrs. yr: V.1 !A. "Doddr of' Beatrice; Fifth district,. Mrs. Anna Gilmore of Auburn. The society will ' hold Its next meeting in Lincoln ( In September. , WIFE) IS KILLED AFTER QUARREL Cheap, One Way West: Shot from Hasband'a Gan Eaters Her Baek at Dlaaer Table. NEBRASKA CITY, April 4. (Special Tel egram.) Shortly after noon today Mrs. C. C. Dughman of Burr waj sitting at the table finishing her dinner and her husband went upstairs and came down with a shot gun. He claims to have broken the gun as he entered the dining room. The shell was exploded and the contents entered the woman's back, killing her Instantly. The sherlfT, coroner and county attorney went out there to Investigate the matter tonight. The couple have been married for ten years and during the last two years the husband has taken to gambling and drink lng. They quarreled over his way of doing things and the manner of his wasting his money. They reside on a farm about a half mile from Burr. , No one witnessed the tragedy except Dughman himself and the neighbors who have observed the ' quarrels between the couple are not satisfied with his expana- tion of the affair. Dally during April one way rates to Utah, California, Oregon. Wash ington, Idaho, Montana and Big Horn Basin nearly 60 reduction. Ial)y through standard and tourist sleepers. Homcscckors Excursions: Frequently each month from East ern Nehraska to Km tern Colorado, Wyoming and Big Horn Basin. Landseekers Information Dureau: Irrigated lands along the North Platte River, in the Big Horn Basin and Yellowstone Valley on terms cheaper than paying rent, and, money paid on a water right la money saved. Send for new de scriptive folders. J. D. Reynolds, City Ticket Agent, 1502 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb. NEBRASKA MAX , HI RT BT TRAIN M. J. Hashes at Wast Polat Falls from Cars and Foot Is Crashed. COLFAX. Ia.. April 4 (Special Tele gram.) M. J. Hughes, a grain dealer from West Point, xNeb., lost a foot hers late last night as the Rock Island passenger train from Omaha was drawing Into the depot at 10:30. In some manner Hughes fell from the cars and was drawn partially under the moving train and his left foot and ankle were horribly crushed. He was taken to the Victoria sanitarium here and the leg amputated between the knee and the ankle. Hughes Is somewhat past mid dle age and was coming to Colfax for a few days' rest and recuperation. Ha was alone. DIAMONDS Frenser, 15th and Dodge. Compliment from Captala Castle, KEARNEY, Neb., April 4.-lSpeclal Tele- gram.l-Captaln Castle of the Thirtieth United States Infantry of Fort Crook left today for Broken Bow after Inspecting Company A of this city. This waa the regular government Inspection, and Cap tain Castle paid the boys the high compli ment of saying that this was the best company he had inspected out of twenty visits so far.' He expressed himself highly pleased, both with the company drill and appearance, as well as Individual drills. fifeouH Piano Certificates are Informed that Omaha and the surrounding territory has been flooded with . piano certificates for various amounts. The Bchmoller & Mueller Piano Co. always meets competition, and hereby . agrees to accept these certificates on new pianos., pianolas and electric player-pianos. No matter by what piano house the certificates were itwued. by 'bringing these certificates to our store you can make an actual saving of from $25 to 1100 on a new instrument, as our prices are firm and marked In plain figures, a system radically different from the one used by bouses who mark prices up and down to suit the occa sion. Take advantage of the Bchmoller ft Mueller quality; bring your, certificates, get a better piano, on easier terms, and avoid being hum bugged. ' ScnmoIler& Mueller Piano Co. V OPKRATIXO FIYK STORKS AVI) A FtlTOIlV f Main More 1811-1318 Fanuuu 8t. ttablUhrd 1830. Tel. Douglas 102 (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, April 4. (Special Telegram.) Henry T. Clarke, Jr., resigned to Speaker Nettleton as s member of the legislature tonight and Governor Bheldon has ap pointed him a member of the Stats Rail way commission to serve until the next general election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Cowell. Be fore the resignation had been accepted Representatives Dodge and Lee and Speaker Nettleton made speeches euloglsHo of Mr. Clarke, who replied feeling.,, , promising to faithfully discharge his new duties. The appointment of Mr. Clarke to take the place made vacant on the commission by the resignation of Robert Cowell was decided upon by Governor Sheldon some days ago, but Inasmuch as there waa yet considerable work to be done In the house, the governor waa adverse to hsvlng the Douglas county member resign until this Important work had been completed. Dr. Wlnnett and Judge Williams, the other members, have not organised the commis sion as yet, preferring to wait until Mr. Clarke had been appointed so that the three of them could select a secretary and assistants which all could agree upon. The commissioners will meet as soon as the governor signs Mr. Clarke's commission, and organize. At this time there are eeventy-flve or 100 applicants for secretary. nd equally as many for the other places. The secretary Is to be paid a salary to be fixed by the commission, the legislature having appropriated a lump sum for the purpose. The fact that Governor Sheldon did not appoint Mr. Clarke a week or two ago, Is taken as a compliment to the gentleman from Douglas, for the governor has been particularly anxious that all platform pledges be kept and he realised that in Mr. Clarke he had a valuable member for this purpose. Talk About Organisation. The Railway commission met tonight And Informally discussed organisation and the employment of a secretary and other as sistants. Nothing definite was done and the meeting was purely Informal. The attempt of a self-appointed commit' tee of Lincoln charity workers to use the state legal . department for investigating the accounts of the Tabltha Home when under the management of Rev. Henry Heimer has failed, the supreme court hav lng held today that It had no jurisdiction to order such lnvestlgatli. The petition for an Investigation was filed by Attorney General Brown, who was ham' mered half to death by these charity work ers, and though Governor Mickey ordered him to withdraw the suits, Mr. Brown took tho bit In his teeth and niBhed It through to the final result announced today. Several of those who were back of this movement are now defendants In various libel suits started by Rev. and Mrs. Helner. Governor's Mother 111. Governor Sheldon was called to Nehawka tonight to see his mother, who Is 111. Mrs. Sheldon is said to be suffering; from a deep cold bordering on pneumonia, and one of her lungs Is badly congested. Unless his mother's condition Is grave, owing to her advanced age. Governor Sheldon will, re turn to Lincoln In the morning. . Relief Fund Criticised. Some of the provisions of the Burlington relief- fund are treated severely in a de cision handed down by the supreme court In the case of Elisabeth Healey against the Burlington for the recovery of the re lief due because of the death of her hus band. Mrs. Healey had $500 coming from the relief department, of which her husband was a member, but was advised by friends that she was Justly - entitled to more for the benefit of herself and her small chil dren. The road requires a contract which bars a person who has paid Into the relief fund from instituting a suit for damages in case he has accepted the relief benefit. Mrs. Healey, therefore, elected to bring suit against the company. In the place of the paltry $500 which the relief fund would have given her she was awarded 13,500 by the Jury, but this verdict was set aside by a former decision of the supreme court because Mr. Healey's death was due to a partial negligence on hla part. With regard to that case the court holds that though she might have been barred from beginning an action for the recovery of damages for herself by accepting the relief, she might still have had the right to bring suit as administratrix of the estate In behalf of her children. Afterward Mrs. Healey brought : suit for the recovery of the 1600 due from the relief department and the road urged that she had no right to do so under the contract made by Healey, which says: If any suit shall be brought against said company for- damages arising from or growing out of injuries or death occurlng to me, the benefits otherwise payable and all obligations of said relief department end of said company shall thereupon be forfeited. In commenting upon this clause of the contract Chief Justice Sedgwick says: She has' a constitutional right that the courts shall be open to her to redress the grievance of negligently killing her hus band and to litigate her claims predicated upon such negligence, but If she exercises that right she must, under this contract. suffer a forfeiture for so doing. If the company required Its employes to deposit money with the company upon contract that If such employe should afterward be Injured In the service of the company and should bring an action for damages the money so deposited should be forfeited. would such a contract be enforced? Can a party contract beforehand under penalty and forfeiture that he wUl not MtlKate claim that may thereafter arise? The policy of our law is to furnish every citizen with speedy redress for any injury that he may receive In person or property, and a con tract which essentially imposes a penalty upon seeking such redress is contrary to that policy. The long drawn out controversy between Peter E. Her and Rome Miller over the possession of the Her Grand hotel Is near lng a close. Mr. Miller must vacate within forty days, unless he files a motion for a rehearing. ' The Judgment of the district court was sustained In the case, which was In favor of Her. The case was begun In a justice court. carried to the district court, and finally to the supreme court on error. The basts of the appeal was made the aDswer of a witness who testified that Miller had been In possession of the property since the lease was given him. It was objected that the witness was stating a conclusion, and not a facL If Miller asks for a reheating of the case It probably will be from three to six months before a final settlement is reached. Resorts aa Maaletsml Election la Sev eral at the Tnrai at Nebraska. VALLEY, Neb.. April 4. (BpeclaL) Elec tion was quiet, there being only one ticket. E. Erway, A. Resum and John Foster are the newly elected members. Those circu lating petitions for saloon license do not seem to secure signers as readily as usual. FULLER TON. Neb.. April 4. (Speelal.) The city election passed off very quietly. Theodore C. Koch, the license candidate for mayor, was elected by forty-one ma jority. Other candidates chosen are II. M. Kellogg (pro.), for city clerk; Edward Johnson, treasurer; Samuel Flndley (pro.), police Judge; J. W. Bennett (pro.), C. E. Carter (pro.) and W. M. Plercy (license), councllir. n. S HELTON, Neb., April 4. Spclal.) The election was one of the most hotly contested for years. There wss .but one icket In the field, all four of the trustees being elected for one, two and three years. License waa the main Issue and 208 votes were cast. The Ministerial association of the town made an active canvass and for several nights last week and on Sunday mass meetings were held by the association to defeat license. The vote was M for and 107 against. This will be the first time In twelve years that Shelton has been without a saloon. RED CLOUD. Neb.. April 4.-(SpecuU.)- Propositlon for school house bonds carried by a majority of 229. Candidates elected are: J. O. Caldwell, mayor; L. H. Fort, clerk; J. O. Butler, treasurer; George H. Overlng, engineer; N. W. Richardson and Alfred McCall, councllmen from the North and South words; E. J. Overlng and V. B. Fulton, members of the school board. PAPILLION, Neb., April 4. (Special.) At the village election a mixed ticket was elected. For aldermen, James Spearman (dem.), A. Frlckls (rep.) and Charles Nownes (pop.). LEXINGTON, Neb., April 4.-(Spc.lal.) The city election In Lexington resulted In the election of the entire business adminis tration ticket by Increased majority over the previous year. W. A. Stewart was elected .mayor, George Roberts, clerfi; Peter Jensen, treasurer; J. W. Benedict, police Judge; H. O. Smith,' engineer, the latter two having no opposition; H. P. Nielsen, councilman. First ward; W. H. Wisda, councilman. Second ward; A. A. May, coun oilman. Third ward. This administration favors license, and saloons have been run under It for the last three years, which policy will be oontlnued the coming year, FALLS CITY. Neb., April 4. (Speclal.) In one of the hardest fought city elections this community has seen In years the citi zens' ticket on the license platform was elected. The prohibitionists put up a strong fight and polled a wonderful vote. G. M. Barrett was re-elected . mayor by 87 ma jority; I. B. Whltaker, was elected coun cilman In the First ward; I. C. Maust, councilman In the Second ward, and Martin Qehllng and D. Hahn councllmen In the Third ward. Bert Baker was re-elected city clerk, and William Uhllg, treasurer. AURORA, Neb., April 4. (Special.) The question of schools bonds was the most in teresting Issue In Tuesday's election. The majority for the bonds was 130 and for the present high school site about 300. The amount of the bond Issue Is $43,000. Aurora proposes to - build a fins modern school building which will house eight grades and the high school. Construction will ba begun In the near future. Sfirong a Eid Migorouo After iror.y-eig.1. Yearo Ma&rieril Live MR. EMERY SOUTH WICK. Mr. and Mrs. Emery 5. Sou th wick, of Woou socket, R. I., liovo been married 48 -years and are still hale and hearty and owe their old age and vigor 'to DUFFY'S PURU MALT WHISKEY. Mr. Southwiok wrote on Sept. 10th, 1906:, I deem It sufficient to say that I have used DUFFY'S MALT WHISKET and have received marked benefit from it. If I live till the 10th of October . 1 will complete my 72 years and I guess I shall, for I am In pretty good health now. Your Malt Whiskey must have the credit therefor." 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For several days the plaintiffs have presented their case, which was principally reading of the testimony taken In the former trial. They Introduced no new testimony. Yesterday the defendant, J. H. Miles, began to pre sent his side of th case, and the first thing was a heavy blow to the opposition In the person of a new witness, who riddled the case made by the plaintiffs. The point In the case Is whether or not will giving J. H. Miles the bulk of his father's estate, made In Rulo, Neb., In 1888, Is the last will and testament of the deceased. The plaintiffs claim a later will was made In St. Louis, dividing th prop erty differently. The new witness, W. H. Moore, who Is prominent resident of Missouri, says that in the year after the new will la claimed to have been made he saw and talked with Mr. Miles and was shown th will made at Rulo, and that Mr. Miles stated that was his will and he did not Intend to change It. This testimony, given by a reputable witness, takes th support away from the plaintiffs' case. This case has attracted a great deal of attention for several years on account of tha value of th estate, and also on account of the charges of perjury and corruption Eye-Wltnesses to Fight, Neither Will Talk. TEKAMAH, Neb., April 4. (Special.) Bruce Bundy, a farmer living ten miles north, shot and probably fatally wounded his neighbor, H. E. Austin about 11 o'clock this morning. It Is reported they were not on the best of terms, and when Austin came In from the field about 10:30 he went directly over to Bundys, and after a few words they commenced pounding each other until Austin got Bundy down. Then Bundy pulled a gun from his pocket and fired two shots, the first grazing his own side, but missing Austin, th second pene trating Austin's abdomen and coming out on his right side. There were two eye witnesses to tha fight from the start, but they refuse to tell any of tha particulars. Buncty was ar rested at once and placed In the county Jail. - Aeeldaat la Saaaders. ASHLAND, Neb., Apll 1 (Speoial.) An other series of accidents was reported from Saunders county last week. Th little daughter rf Lars Peterson of Malmo fell front the hay mow on Tuesday, breaking one of her arms. Mrs. Churney of Morse Bluffs slipped upon a sidewalk, f?U and fractured three riba. John Navekal of Morse UluAs met with a painful accident th (list of th week by nearly amputating his to with aa ax while cutting wood. SURE Fresh Air and Postam m Health Com. nation Hard ta Beat. "Four year ago" writes a' Vermont lady. "I was a victim of Indigestion. Every thing I ate distressed me gav me nausea and formed gas In my stomach which waa very annoying. "I had palpitation so bad I could not 11 on my left side, and began to think my heart must be affected. I had used coffee for 25 years, and thought It would be Impossible to give It up, as I usually had nothing for breakfast but a roll and a cup of coffee. "My Indigestion grew worse In spit of doctoring, and I felt obliged to try something else. I drank chocolat and co coa, but soon tired of them. "Th doctor had ordered my husband to stop drinking coffee on account of heart trouble, so h was using Postum and wanted ma to try that. I took on cup of It as our servant prepared It. and thought It was wretched stuff. "I was getting desperate when th cook left me and I had to make Postum for my husband. Then It was that I studied th directions on ths package and wonder ed If th girl had been boiling It long enough. "I cooked It fully 20 minutes and waa surprised to find It most palatable. found that rich cream Improved it. as much as It did coffee. I also learned that Postum tasted better, and It was easier to prepare It ths night before. "I put two heaping tablespoonsful Into a square of rhees cloth, tied It tightly, dropped it Into a clean coffee pot, poured over it thre cupfulls of cold water, and let It stand covered until morning. "Then it was boiled thirty minutes, and w had two large cups of delicious drink, after cream and sugar had been added. It has a rich, delicious flavor of Its own and w hav used nothing else for four years. "Postum and Fresh Air have cured us of dyspepsia and seeming heart trouble, snd we hav taken a new lease of life." Nam given by Postum Company, Battle Creek, Micb. Read The Road to Well vlile," la pkgs. "Thr's a Reason.1 CHARGES OF ILLEGAL VOTING Outgrowth of Hot Municipal Election at Arapahoe. ARAPAllOEv Neb., April 4. (Special Tele gram.) As a result of the strenous con test of the recent municipal election be tween the prohibition and license factions, which resulted In a tie, there were three arrests made here this morning for fraud ulent voting and perjury, with more to fol low. Those accused were taken to Beaver City for trial before the county Judge, but at adjournment but little progress had been made In their trial. The vote will canvassed at the reg ular meeting of the town board on Friday, the 12th Inst., and lots drawn for mayor. but either way luck decides there will be a content. The trial at Beaver City will be continued tomorrow. News of Nebraska. BEATRICE The Beatrice Driving as sociation yesterday donated $25 to the fire men's monument fund. BEATRICE George Graves was thrown from his busrv In a runaway accident and sustained a broken leg. BEATRICE Mr. Richard Shugart and Mlu Agues Ford, both (f Lincoln, were married here yesterday afternoon. Judge Bpafford officiating. NIOBRARA The fishermen on the Mis souri and Niobrara rivers are making some good catches of catfish, weighing irom nve to eignt pounds. COLUMBU8 Keeper of Vital Statistics John Schnocker reports that for the month of March there were eight deaths and twenty-one births In this city. GIBBON T. B. George died Thursday morning of heart disease. He came to Buffalo county In the early 7us and went through all the hardships of early days. BEATRICE The Women's Foreign Mis sionary association of the United Brethren church will hold Its annual meeting for this conference district In this city, April 12-14. NIOBRARA Ole Hagen. living a few miles west of here, met with an accident April 1 In working hla gasoline power pump. In which he lost a finger and badly crushed his right hand. HILDRETH Mlas Imkea Neaterbuhr and George Kleen, two prominent young poople of this vicinity, were united in marriage today at Immanuel Germun Lutheran church In the presence of about 160 guests. FULLERTON At a meeting of the Board of Supervisors held yesterday the rnslgnstion of A. B. Currier, clerk of the district court, was accepted. Clarence J. McClelland was appointed to All the vacancy caused by Mr. Currier's resigna tion. BLfla HILL School Is closed Thursday and Frld ty to give the teachers an oppor tunity to take In the district convention at York. Those In attendance from here are Prof. R. I). Morltz, Miss Day, Miss Strong, MIhs Martendale, Miss Richards and Miss Boyd. BEATRICE Sheriff Trade yesterday re ceived Information from the south which will likely result In the arrest of James Lillle. wanted here on the charge of brut ally assaulting and robbing Thomas Mar tin, an old soldier living near Rockford, some time ago. NEB" CITY Melbourne Oarriker, a Nebraska City boy and a graduate of the State university, who for the fast two years has been In Central America in search ft specimens for the Field and CarneKle mu seums, writes that he will complete his la bors by November L and when he returns he will take charge of the museum at Pitts burg. FL'I.LERTON April 1 the postofTlce of this city was turned over by L. W. Mor gan, the retiring poulmaster, to the newly appointed postmaster, J. W. McClelland, who immediately ajnumed the duties of the ofltre. Charles Miller, who has for the past seven months been the clerk under Mr. Morgan, will remain In the orltce In the same capacity. VVSIILAND A small strike occurred at South Bend the latter part of last week among the Burlington section giuig. I Hiring the week the BuiiingUm shlpiied a gang of Italians to asslHt in the work on the sec tion, with whom the regular ging refuxed to work. The Italians snil continue on th ground, hot (heir In. has been made un plaasajit by th strikers, who still remain in the vicinity. HERMAN Ths farmers In this part of the country are very busy and are buy tug lwis ot IWiu machinery. On imple ment man at this place has sold twenty- 1 five seeders this spring and a carload of other farm machinery. He is out of discs, and says it is a hard matter to get them Irom the wnoiesaie nouse. rarmers an seem to have plenty of money and want the best there is. BEATRICE Schedules were filed yester day In the office of the county clerk by the Burlington road showing the value of the land and other taxable property of th rosd In Gage county. The actual value of the depot ard yards, outside of the rlght-of-wav, In the city of Wymore, is placed at $1,180, which Is $100 per acre. The com pany's real estate In Beatrice Is put at $438, ami at Adams, 1150. NEBRASKA CITY Edward Gibson, who waa born across the river thirty-three years ago, died Tuesday of cancer of the stomach, after a lingering Illness of three years. He has been manager and In control of Gib son's lake, scross the river, for some time. He was a member of Elm camp No. 29, Woodmen of the World, and they assisted In the funeral services today. Th services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Mastln Of th Methodist Episcopal church. HERMAN E. J. Burke, Dr. Francis and several others left Bancroft last night for Oklahoma to ftje on claims they drew In the big pasture. They expect to b gone some time and make arrangements for buildings while there and prepare to move there in a few months. Each of them are well pleased with their pros pects, even If 1t did cost them 18.50 an acre and then have to homestead It. COLUMBUS In the passing of Grace Episcopal church from a mission to a parish a unanimous call was extended to Rev. Arthur J. Westcott,- Ph. D. Ho accepted and will look after the spiritual interests of the pariah. Officers elected are; J. D. Stlree. senior warden; W. H. Benham, Junior warden? Edgar Howard, Henry Hockenberger, F. W. Herrlck, Charles E. Pollock, C. D. Evans, O. T. Roen and George Lehman, vestrymen. ASHLAND Unusual activity 1 shown In developing the sand and crushed stone In dustries along the Platte river between Ash land and Louisville. A new firm has opened a sandpit near Louisville and equipped It with the latest machinery, while the Bur lington has recently added to Its force of workmen at Its new sandpit near Ashland. Surveyors are at work the Lansing stone quarry east of Ashland, which has recently been purchased by a Lincoln syndicate, and stripping preparatory to actual quarrying of the stone has begun. The Burlington Is reparlng 'to build sidetracks ct considera te length for this enterprise, NEBRASKA CITY One of the most Im portant cases tried before the present term of district court is now belli heard. Joslah Reed was assistant engineer of the water works at Syracuse, a village In this county, when the gasoline began leaking and he attempted to find the leak with a lighted match, and the result was that the north end of the building was blown out and Reed so badly burned that hla life was despaired of. Ho was taken to a hospital st Lincoln, skin grafted on the burned places and finally he recovered. He now brings suit to recover the sum of H0.00O for damages, claiming that the defect In th flpe was due to the negllgenos of ths vll ag authorities. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Fair sail Warmer In Nebraska Today - Fair In th JCast Portion Tomorrow. WASHINGTON, April 4. Forecast of th weather for Friday anil Saturday: For Nebraska and South Dakota Fair and warmer Friday; Saturday, fair In east, showers In west portion. For lowmrf-Falr Friday, colder In east and soup portions; Saturday, fair and warmer. For Wyoming Fair and warmer In east, showers In west portion Friday; Saturday, showers and cooler. Local Record. OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU, OMAHA, April 4. Official record of tem perature and precipitation compared with the corresponding day ot the last thre years: 1907. 1908. liWB. 11KM. Maximum temperature..-. 51 44 ,61 57 Minimum temperature....' 48 - to r7 84 Mean temperature.... 47- 40 . 44 46 Precipitation .00 .13 .00 .04 Temperature and precipitation departures from the normal at Omaha alnce March 1 and comparisons with the last two years: Normal temperature 48 Excess for the day I Total excess since March 1 174 Normal precipitation W Inch Deficiency for the day 0 Inch Precipitation since March 1 29 Inch Deficiency since March 1 1.68 Inches Excess for cor. period, 1906 15 Inches Deficiency for cor. period. 1905.... .92 Inches Reports from Stations at T P. Station and State Temp. Mnx of Weather. 7 p. m. Bismarck, clear 84 Cheyenne, clear 60 Chicago, cloudy 42 Davenport, cloudy 62 Denver, clear 62 Havre, part cloudy 46 Helena, cloudy 62 Huron, cloudy 34 nu Oltv. cloud V 58 North Platte, part cloudy.. 60 M. Rain- Omaha, cloudy y Rapid City, clear St. Louis, cloudy St. Paul, cloudy 8a.lt Lake City, cloudy. Valentine, clear Wllllston. cloudy T Indicates trace of precipitation. L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster. IP. fall. 86 .00 64 .00 64- T 66 .00 66 T 48 - .00 68 .00 86 .00 70 .00 68 .00 61 .00 60 .00 70 .00 40 T 80 .00 46 .00 40 .00 Special for Saturday Evening BETWEEN 6 AND 930 P. M. $5.50 Royal Wilton Rug. 27x54 at 33.0 We Open our Basement Bargain Department Monday Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloth and M&ttinjs Lest Thin Half Regular Price See Sunday's Ad Miller Stewart & leaf oe 413-1517 South 16th Street Seeing Omaha We have the finest "Seeing Omaha" system in the city. Runs all the year round and starta whenever you are ready. Carries you to any point of interest in the city or South Omaha for five cents and five cents back. Do you know Omaha? Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway Company UKAI'TIFY VOIH latflaatss . ' t . f till! U1M If 1 I S ' 1 M l i 1 LAWN WITH OLlt 11MS AND WIRE FKNCK. 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