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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: RATUTWAY, AFIUTj IS. 190. g'i BUNCO GAME AIRED IN COURT i Aged Woman Tells now She Wat Duped by Fortune Teller. if 1 araains J ! Some Easter ,A. IPettticoat Sale AU our rccular $5.50 and $6.25 guaranteed Simon silk petticoats, on sale Satur day! at $3 These Petticoats are all made of Simon's heavy rustling taf feta, 'which we guarantee to be as good a taffeta as you will find in any petticoat priced elsewhere at $12.50. We have them in nearly all colors and lengths, but you should come early as possible for a selection; $5.50 and $6.25 Silk .Petticoats on sale Saturday at $3.95 Also all our $7.50. $8.75 and $10.00 Petticoats on sale Sat urday at $5.95 Special Sale of Eleatherblooms On Saturday we will offer to Easter shoppers some of the choicest bargains in Ileatherbloom Petticoats. On sale Saturday.at $2.95, $1.95, $1.25 and 95c A Rare B&rgain We have a few Ladies' Cravenettes which we desire to dis .pose of quickly. " These cravenettes cost $11.00 wholesale and sizes are from 32 to 40 bust and 58 inches long. It is needless to say any more regarding them. On sale Satur day at $3.95 FARNAM ST. . lEW P IMS AT COST 1513-15 Harnoy St. SPECIALS m SATURDAY One "Haddorf " upright piano, strictly first class, beau tifully shaded mahogany case, full composite metal plate withibushed tuning pins, copper wound brass strings, 15 lb. hampers, genuine Wessell, Nickle & Gross action, with lost motion , improvement and continuous brass flanges, three pedals. This instrument will compare with any $400.00 piano ontthe market. Special for Saturday only $213.00, on terms of '$10.00 cash and $6.00 monthly. One" Cabinet Grand Chicago upright piano, full size, strong, substantial construction, genuine walnut case, ex ceptional sweet mellow tone, fully warranted, regular value $275.00, special for Saturday $116.00 on payments of $8.00 cash and $5.00 monthly. If you ever intend to own a good piano, .let -nothing keep you from attending this sale, it's the talk of the town. Matthews Piano Go. WE POSITIVELY QUIT MAY FIRST. 1513-15 Harney Street One-Half Block East of Bennett's. ER23 Miller, Stewart & Beaton 413-15-17 South 16th Street SATURDAY SPECIALS: . We offer the following articles as specials for SAT URDAY ONLY. Every one of which is a bargain. 60 Kimono Japanese Matting Rugs, specially Bultablo for Bedrooms beautiful color effect. ' Size 9x9. each Size 9x12, each 54.50 $0.50 SHIRT WAIST BOXES SHIRT WAIST HOXKS tilie 28 Inches long. 15 lnche. wide, 15 Inches deep, finished la weathered oak and golden oak, worth S3 50 each Saturday special v $2 50 SLEEVE BOARDS r Something every woman should hare. To Intro duce them we make this special offer, they are neatly made, are SO inches long with top covered with felt, exactly like cut. SATURDAY OXXY. each 04 LUSTER FURNITURE POLISH The very best furniture polish made, every bottle guaranteed, used on pianos as well as furniture, regular SOo bottle. SATURDAY WECU.L 25t MONARCH FURNITURE POLISH Our regular 25c per bottle, 8 AT LIU) AY WKCIAL 15 PEOr. HESTER AST) WIFE ON TRIAL Mediants Wko Saw 30,000 Barfed Farm for Fee of fS.OOO Hit Their Preliminary El mlnatlea. Mystic potions frcm India, oncanny chemical compounds, ghostly communica tion with spirits, wittr running uphill, Tin explainable slate writing, mysterious tin boxes and slirns were among the unusual phenomena of the black art described by Mrs. Anna Offerman of Bouth Omaha In county court Friday morning at ths pre liminary hearing of "Prof." and Mrs. Clarence Hester, charged by County At torney English with securing $1000 from Mrs. Offerman by the practice of clair voyance, by which they led Mrs. Offerman to believe they could find a burled treasure of (30,000 on ber farm just outside of South Omaha. The preliminary heating began before Judge Leslie In the presence of a curious crowd, which listened Intently to probably the most remarkable story of the wily ways of alleged fortune seekers ever re lated In modern times la a court. Mrs. Offerman Is an aged German woman with a remarkable memory for detail and a graphlo manner of description, which added Interest to her story. Mr. and Mrs. Hester were represented by A. S. Ritchie. Medium Finally See It All. Mrs. Offerman said she first consulted Mrs. Hester about the contents of a letter without much result, but finally during the seance the medium "saw" a river with some land near It. This turned out to be Mrs. Offerman's farm. Concentrating her mysterious powers again, the medium "saw" an old man creeping up from the bank of a river with a huge box of money In his arms. He appeared to be very much In fear and finally, carefully selecting a spot, burled the treasure and disappeared again Into an old hovel, which the medium also clearly "saw." It was this treasure the clairvoyants contracted with Mrs. Of ferman to find. After some very mysterious consultations with spirits, Mrs. Offerman was Intro duced to the '.'professor," who always worked with Mrs. Hester, and she was told to secure three pounds of clay from her farm at 4 o'clock that afternoon. "He said If I went to the farm at 4 o'clock I would see something that would give me an Impression," she explained to the court." I hurried as fast as I could, but I was a little late. I did see some thing. It was a little stream from a spring on the farm that was running the wrong way. I got the day and took It back to the professor," Fee Matter Comes t'p. The professor wanted this clay for . an analysis. After some more mysterious per formances the professor went with her to the farm and located the spot approxi mately. The hitch came, however, when they asked for a fee of $60. Mrs. Offerman said she did not know them and refused to pay any money In advance. A per centage agreement was made and after some mysterious Indian signs had appeared on a slate she was told, to get a compass and bring It to the professor. She did this and he placed some expensive powders from India In It. She was then told to bring $2,000 of old money to the professor and he would place It In a tin box with the compass. The contact of the two would Influence the' compass so It would point out the exact location of the hidden treasure. Mrs. Offerman was cautious and would not take the money to the pro fessor. After considerable quibbling she secured the money from the Bouth Omaha National bank on a note and it was agreed the "electrifying" of the money should be done In her own room. Her native German caution showed itself and Mrs. Offerman refused to allow the "professor" to handle the money. She held It and the mysterious tin box the "pro fessor" brought her In her own hands while, according to direction, she placed the money In It In layers with tin foil and paper be tween the layers. The compass was placed on top and the professor sealed It with plaster of parts while she still held It. Soaked with Parple Water. "When he got It sealed," she continued, "he said be would have to put It In water because It would be very hot. He took the box and turned his back te me for a min ute and then placed It In a bucket of purple water he had mixed. Then he wrapped tape around it and told me to place the box in the bank vault until the next morning, when I could open It and return the money to the bank. I took it with my own hands and placed It In the vault, not allowing anyone else to touch it." It was when she opened It the next morn, lng she discovered the money had disap peared from the box. Mr. and Mrs. Heater were arrested In Buffalo, where they had fled, and were brought back by Detective Bhlelds. Mrs. Offerman, on cross examination, ad mitted she had -consulted mediums about a supposed burled treasure on her farm be fore, and had consulted Anna Eva Fay to find out where the professor and his com panions hal fled. At the close of the state's evidence a continuance' was taken until Tuesday afternoon. rrofessor Ray, who flg-ured as the prin cipal In the scheme has not been appre hended yet and Attorney Ritchie Is fight ing Jhe case on the contention that "Pro fessor'' Hester and his wife were not con nected In any way with the main scheme to rob Mrs. Offerman. CHIVALRY OF QUEER SORT You Mn Kaecke Dew Girls and Bites Them Shew His Gallaatry. Harry Buckles, a young man whose ideas of gallantry seem to Include knocking down young women with his fists and biting them, was assessed $2S and coats In police court Friday morning. Buckles was charged with entering the house at 113 North Ninth street at I o'clock Bunday morning, asking Frankle Thornton for 12. and because she did not find it convenient to accommodate him with the amount, knocking her down and biting her on the arms and shoulders ten times.,. Buckles dwelt upon the fact that ha is a black smith's helper and has worked for five years with reasonable regularity, but this did not mitigate his conduct in the eyes of ths court, and a caustic lecture upon his peculiar ideas of chivalry was adminis tered with the fine. VOTERS KN0CK CONVENTION E-lectloa at Alliance Teraiaar That Tew Dry Chance PUas of the Eaclea, The Eagles of Alliance, who were going after the state convention, have decided they must give up the enterprise now that the election has turned that town Into the "dry" column. The Alliance Eagles have decided to abolish the buffet at their lodge and sent word to ths grand aerie of .Nebraska .thst-m's a use.' i IAHGB SOLID OAK L.69 EXTENSION TABLE The best selected solid oak Is used In this table. It Is extra massive and has large 42-Inch top and extends to aix feet. You may have seen great vlues before In a pedestal table, but never one equal to thlp. in English emi porcelain dinner sets. 48 and 94 ptece. This C.7S Hand- jMwJL somc fi Go- W Carl, A- splendid Folding R.M'l'ulnr fart. This la rur Go-Cart special and Is .iRMii worth t.1 poV cent more than the price above quoted. Una full reed body, large steel wheel, with heavy rubber tires. You positively cannot find an equal to this bargain else-leenOmaialsnjmn Iron Bed, Spring and Mattress, Com- Q.90 plete.. . J "intn WtfiiilSlHMlJ SJ3I1BW i'i TT 4 In this offering we Inclmle the rloRant Iron Bed lllustrnted above, one excnllont Miittr-s with soft top, strong ticking and tape stavml el, nn.l a Spring mails-of beHt pllaHn wucn lr nt-i 1 During this week we offer the entire outfit at a Gnrov- Credit Tfcrms to Suit your requirement Remarkable Sale of Rugs 12x0 Kevorsihle Art Rugs, 111.00 value, reduced 95 to 0" 12x0 Imperial Monarch Brussels Bug-. a a an No miter I A.Jw seams " Hugs, 1.50 Seamless Velvet llixK. Never sold for less than $32. Hartnian'i rrlce Axmlnster Bugs, 10-fixR-R ItetiiHrkHhle M e 7C vol no M.wlfil. Ill" lion and Ori ental designs, , 23 'l0-Sx( 19 Royal Wilton perb quality. $55 value, never sold for lens. . . . Osnnlne Oriental 4-6x7, $3S.OO, $29 60, $27.00 values, re duced to LARpr, 9JEEL "L.75 This la unquestionably the blggent range value ever offered for your consideration. It is made of beat cold-rolled steel; has six large eight-inch holes and high warm ing oloset. Now offered at about half value. 22 GREAT STORES THROUGHOUT THE U. . CI I ii i Velvet I J Vi . i I. 1 Bug-. Crr-:-rr 1414-1618 Dougl&s Street, OmaLho. Solid Oak Dreiser. 87.89 Juet notice the price .and con sider that this dreonor Is made of selected solid oak, of most durable construction, hlKhly polished and has large French bevel plate mir ror. - BIC MEN PRAISE THE WEST Taft and Paul Morton Impressed with Its Prosperity, OMAHA STANDS ; OUT IN BELIEF Metropolis ef Nebraska Occupies Com manding" Posltioa Among Cities of the West In Busi ness Life. Every fair-minded ' and capable business man who has visited the West In the last two months has gone 'back among his friends and associates and praised the busi ness men of the west and added his tribute to the sound and prosperous conditions found in the great Missouri valley. Secretary of War William tt. Taft could not aay anything too good about Omaha. Paul Morton, president of the Equitable Life Assurance society, said "conditions are normal, especially In such cities as Omaha and Kansas City." Edward D. Page, a well-known New York merchant who visited Omaha recently, gave the following statement to ths New Tork Journal of Commerce and the Commercial Bulletin when he returned to the east: "I have just returned from a trip among our customers In Pittsburg, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas . City, St. Joseph, Omaha, Minneapolis. St. Paul, Duluth and Chicago. Merchants generally In the districts west of the Alleghenles are rapidly reducing their stocks, collecting debts due them and making sales to a considerable extent for future deliveries. The situation with the retailer la healthful In the extreme except In a portion of central Texas, part of Okla homa and the northern tier to North Da kota. The crop situation throughout Is promising, and the banks are full to re pletion with the money of the farmers, whose purchasing power even in the event of short crops would only be curtailed through sentimental reasons. Should the crop be of average productivity their pur chasing power ought to be no less than it was In 1907. Bet Oman la on Top. "Business to oate shows an average fall ing off In the southwestern part of this territory' ef about 20 per cent for the first three months of the year. In the northern part, that la to say from Bt. Joseph north ward, the falling off la less than 10 per cent, and In Omaha, St. Paul and Minne apolis business Is equal to and In some oases ahead of last year. "Financial conditions throughout this ter ritory with the dry goods trade are excel lent. Almost all of the houses Inform me that they had the funds In hand for the April 10 settlements and that they had cleared up all of their past due Indebted ness. Collections with all of the houses were good, excepting through those por tions of the territory named above; some houses report collections better than last year. "The situation will not, however, permit of great expectations of new purchases on the part of the Jobbers until after June of July, as for the most part they will be engaged up till that time In getting their present stocks of merchandise Into good shape for the fall season, and they do not anticipate having any very great difficulty In getting all the goods they need for their fall trade. This opinion, however, may be somewhat revised a little later on,, as I found some people wore getting a little anxious,- especially In the case of some classes of merchandise which have for many years been made exclusively on order. "On the whole the outlook was better than I had expected it would be and needs only a little patience on the part of the dispensers of credit and the manufacturers of goods to become again normal. When It does I fed that the trade will be In a much more healthy and conservative condition than It has been at any time within the last four or five years, as there will be under more conservative buying a lesser, supply of goods between the manufacturer and the consumer, and this will of Itself produce a healthier demand for the goods that are to be made." STRAWBERRIES ARE SCARCE Rains In South Interfere and the Fruit is Mot Coming; In Large Supply. Prospects are not bright for strawberries for the Easter trade. It is Just between the Louisiana and Arkansas seasons, leaving the Texas fields the only source of supply. Heavy rains in the south have seriously Interfered with the berry crop, and In con sfquence strawberries will be scarce '.id high for Easter and not of very good quality. They will retail for 20 cents a auart. This week has brought a large shipment of pineapples from Florida. They are of poor quality, however, being forced and green, and they sell for 25 cents each. It will be fully thirty days before the better pineapples come in, and when they do, housewives who expect to can them had better keep their eyes open. Green stuff Is getting better rtght along, and cheaper, too. Home-grown things are beginning to come In, which brings down the price. Home-grown rhubarb is tender and cheap, and sells two bunches for t cents. Head lettuce is cheaper than It was and more plentiful. The shipped sells for 15 and 20 cents a bunch, but the home grown is only 10 and 15 cents a bunch. It is not sb nice, however. New peas, wax and strlijg beans all sell tor 15 cents a quart. Home-grown asparagus Is In and sells for 10 cents a bunch. New spinach la 30 and 86 cents peck. Celery Is plentiful and cheap, selling for !F and 10 cents a bunch. Several generous shipments have come to the local market this week, which has brought down the price. Oranges are a little higher than they were, ranging in price from 15 to 50 cents, according to sixe and quality. Grocers are asking 17 cents for ths very best eggs now, and they can honestly lay claim to being fresh. Chickens are high 'this week, retailing from 15 to 17 cents a pound. 'Ducks, geese and turkeys are scarce, and few of the butchers are handling them except by order. Creamery butter sells from 30 to 35 cents and dairy butters from 25 to 30 cents a pound. Dynamite Wrecks Buildings as completely as coughs and colds wreck lungs. Cure them quick with Dr. King's New Discovery. 60c and $1.00. For sale by Beaton Drug Co. mm m - - 4 I, i fifylW Dr. Price's Wheat Flake Celery Food The first thing in preparing this food is absolute cleanliness. Not a human hand touches it from the washing of the wheat until served for the table. It contains all the elements of which the body is composed. Nature has combined these elements in no other cereal but wheat. It is so prepared that it cannot fail to prove a wholesome diet. As a break fast fooditis-uneicelled. We Intend to build our business On This Foundation Our first consideration shall be to supply our patrons with the choicest Groceries ft Meats obtainable and next to sell upon the least possible margin of profit con sistent with quality. Strictly Fresh Eggs, per dozen.. 16c Creamery Butter, any kind ....80c Choice Colo. Potatoes, per bu.....90c Orapenuts. per pkg 10c Fhredded Wheat Biscuits, per pkg 10c Large Sweet Juicy Oraisges, per dozen 25c We have all varieties of vegetables, consisting of Well developed Head Lettuce. Fresh Spinach Crisp Celery Slender Cucumbers ' New Beets New Carrots Firm Ripe Tomatoes Asparagus Button Itadlshcs Salsify Rhubarb Fresh Mint Don't fail to visit our meat de partment "where cleanliness prevails" Rosenblum Bros. 3921 Cuming St. Phone' Harney 2 2 S 8 Sommer Bros. Xsponents of Good X.lvlng. SATURDAY SPECIALS Batter per pousl ,.14c 25c 25c 25c 32c letly per dosen , Carnstton Milk, three cans Columbia Milk, three cans Quaker Wheat Berries, three packages Diadem, Idlewlld, Meadow GoldJ Ideal, Wedgwood Fresh Tomatoes, per basket Florida Grape Fruit, 4 for Fresh Green Peas New Potatoes Cucumbers String Beans Wax Beans Uadlshes New Beets New Turnips Head Lettuce Spinach Asparagus Rubarb Strawberries FreBh Pineapples Spring Lambs and Fresh Mint. Sommer Bros. 88th and Varsam Its. 38c 25c B Chickens specialty WhyT Because we know how to PRESS them and we know that the "chicken flavor" U not extracted by our process. Try us. We keep everything in the nu at line and we keep it fresh and clean. It coats you no more to deal with use than you pay elsewhere. JOS. BATH CASK MAIIBT 121 rernam Mb ro.oae Dong. SSBt Phone us your order early Saturday, but not later than 11 o'clock Saturday Klsht to insure prompt delivery Sun day morning. SFECIAXi BSSSEKTB OT XCB C&EAM. Eggs, made natural size, contain ing yolk, dozen S1.00 Bird Nests, dozen V1.00 Hmali Chickens, dozen 1.00 Sitting Hen, six eggs, 12 por tions, dozen S3.0O Wish Bones, tied with ribbon, dozen $3.00 Large Ribblt, 15 portions, dor.. 42.00 Dove with Olive branch, doz. .83.00 Merangues, dozen 63.00 Lily of the Valley, dozen 83.00 Knster Lily, per dozen W.00 Chicks cmertflng from shell, dozen $1,50 Individual Rnhhits,- dozen $1.60 NeapolitHn ('renin, quart BO Kgg Noir, quart 75 Nexselrorie I'uddlnir. quart $1.00 2 FECIAL CANDY SESSEBTS. Italian Chocolate 'Cream Eggs. Maro.ins Glace. Glace Nuts and Fruits. Jordan Almonds. Cream "Almerl tJrapes, Straw berries and Brazil Nuts. Salted AlmondK and Pecans. Cream Marhni:illow. ' Gold Medal Chocolates and Bon Pons. EASTEW WOYELTIIifl. A great variety, ranging lu price from 6o up. THE STORE rOBDFLICACIF.V . 1518-30 riXIAX, BEZiXi FH02TH D. Doug-. 711. A rnon . 1711 a m . ai.iti.'AfvW, VAW VI WORDS SOMETIMES jk ml SPEAK VOLUMES You will sea the force of this statement If you sim ply say Butler Nut Bread To your grocer when he Is fill ing your order. "The label is un the loaf." , Be ka a ft FOR HOME USE Pure Food Brandies Cognao Brandy, jier qt 75c, $1.00 California drupe Urandy, per quart 75o, $1.00 Apricot Brandy, per ft 7SO, $1.00 Hanana Urundv, per qt Vic, $1,00 Pure (linger Brandy, extra fine, nr quart $1.00 Blackberry Brandy ....SOo, T5o, $1.00 Weldon KiirlfiKM Whiskey, per qt.Sl.OO Homemade Wine, per gal $1.10 CACKLEY BROS. Opposite Pos toffies. rXOVES foug. lit iDd, 1141 f.