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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MABCH 12, 1904.
WIFE WAS ""CRUEL!wJlJ
Surprising Statement of "Buffalo
Bill" in Suit for Di
vorce. tci , for
ATTEMPTED TO POISON HIM
Mrs. Cody Denies All Charges and
AdTancea Theories of
. Der Own.
OUR SPANG. MILLINERY OPENING
UNG S McCOMIS
North Platte. Xeh.. March 12. Col.
William F. Cody ("ttuffalo Bill") has
asked a divorce from his wife, to
whom he was married 38 vears HTO
after a romantic courtship. lie
charges her with cruelty and having
made an attempt to poison him. Mrs.
Cody denies the accusation and de
clares she wi!l contest the suit. She
poes ever farther, and, while declar
ing her loyalty to her husband, prom
ises she will disclose chapters in his
life that will not do him credit. He
has been a sort of cosmopolitan Don
Juan, she insinuates, and feels that
the suit is brought so that he may
turn to his more youthful admirers.
The suit has caused much surprise
here. The papers were filed two
months ago in Wyoming', but Col.
Cody kept the matter a secret until
yesterday. In his complaint, in addi
tion to the poisoning charge, he de
clares that Mrs. Cody made his home
life intolerable by -refusing to enter
tain his friends in North Platte.
I-b1m All Cbarre. J
"Refuse to entertain his friends?"'
repeated Mrs. Cody, indignantly. I
never refused when the circumstances
were such that any self-respecting
wife could accept. Why. I have had
these rooms piled with drunken men,
lying Inert on the floor. I never have
protested to my husband when one of
these orgies was in progress, but have
registered objections when he became
"Will was the kindest and most gen
erous man I ever knew. When he was
sober he always was considerate and
gentle. If I Iwid hiin to myself now
there would be no trouble. His envir-
onments and his selfish advisers have
prompted him to this action. I cer
tainly shall fight the suit. As to the
charge that I attempted to poison
him that is too ridiculous for com
ment. I refuse even to discuss it."
Col. Cody met his wfe in St. Louis
at the close of the civil war. She was
a belle, wealthy, ami a leader in the
set whose fealty had been pledged to
the lost cause. The scout pushed his
suit with all the dash that had gained
him fame in the field, and. despite the
objections of the young woman's par
ents, they were married. They have
had live sons, all of wTiom are dead.
The fate that pursued the Cody boys
has been the one great sorrow of the
former scout's life, in which his wife
joined. He now has no heir.
VTir Bli Financier.
The former scout has made severa-l
fortunes as a result of his show. All
f his present fortune he practically
owes to his wife, into whose hands he
turned the funds he did not spend up
on his friends. With the open-handed
generosity of the plainsman, Cel. Cody
threw around him in a golden shower
the money that came to him so easily.
His course through the world since
fortune first smi!ed on him. is blazed
with a golden trail. All that he has.
he has told his friends time and again.
he owes to his wife, who remained' at i
home always to take care of his prop
erty and the investments fclie has made
WANT AVENUE OPENED
TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER
A movement being on foot to open
up Kighteenth atomic from Twelfth
street east to Seventeenth street, and
to exH-nd the money raised for the
purjMise of H,ning faid atenue the
entire length from the Mississippi on
that part from Twelfth street to Sev
enteenth street, citizens of the lower
part jf South II ok Island held a
mass meeting -vening at .1. P.
Sienion's store for the purpose of pr
testing any such proceedings on the
part of their highway commissioners.
Cornelius Donovan was elected chair
man ami William Hofer secretary.
A resolution asking the Jiighway
commissioners to take steps toward
opening up said incline fn its entire
length west .f Seventeenth street was
drawn up and a committee of five cit
iens. concisting of W. C. Maucker.
William Hofer. Olof Atkinson. Corne
lius Donovan and Thomas Itollman.
was appointed to present it t the
highway oominisslor .-rs at their next
meet in sr.
MRS. CORNWALL AWARDED
$12,500 IN DAMAGE SUIT
Mrs. I'.mina Cornwall, wife of the
Ifcivcnport lineman. L. Tt. Cornwall,
who was killed in a fall from a pole
in .July, was awarded $l2.-uO damages
today by the jury in her suit against
the Davenport "a-s A Klectrie com
pany. The case has 1-een hard fought,
one of the exhibits in the evidence
consisting of a telephone jx.lo set up
and fully rigged in Ihe court room
for the enlightenment of the court
and jury. The suit was for SvI3.0O0.
Call for Dranrntln OMfiMn.
The democrats of South Rock Inl
and are called to meet in caucus at
the town hall Wednesday evening,
March 10. at o'clock for the purpose
of nominating a township ticket and!
transactingsnch other business as may'
properly come before the meeting.
- UY OKDEK OF THE COMMITEE. '
5:30 P. M.
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MUSILIN UNBERWEAR SA1LB
New creations in under muslins for ladies of fashion interesting to every woman. Fine dainty Nainsook and Cambric and the newest, choicest laces and embroideries
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GOWNS, yoke trimmed with Hamburg Insertion and narrow tucks on, each side, hemstitched ruffle on
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MUSLIN' GOWN'S, V yoke of hemstitched tuck3, lawn ruffles on yoke and cuffs, hemstitched 98c
CAMBRIC GOWNS, empire gown trimmed In fine Torchon lace and lawn ruffle $1.25
CAMBRIC GOWN, square neck. Guipure embroidery insertion and edging . . $1.50
NAINSOOK GOWN, tine tucked yoke with embroidery medallions on each side, dainty edged in Piatt Vol.
lace, cuffs, neck and down front $1.75
Others more elaborate at lowest prices.
Muslin Skirts, with deep ruffle 39c
Muslin Skirts, cambric flounce with cluster of three
tucks above hem. a skirt since the advance in cotton
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Muslin skirts deep cambric tlounce with inrerting of
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Elaborate long cloth skirts trimmed in blind embroi
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We always have -the best drawers to sell for 25c
Muslin Drawers with cambric ruffles and two cluster
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Mu.slin Drawers with hemstitched tucks 25c
Drawers with tucks, trimmed in both lace and em
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Ladie' out size drawers, gcod quality of muslin with
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Fine Cambiic T'mbrella Drawers with deep embroi
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Muslin Corset Covers, round and high neck 9c
Muslin Corset Covers, hemstitched ruffle round
Cambric Corset Covers hemstitched lawn ruffle on
neck and arms, others with embroidery front and
baby ribbon ,25o
Cambric Corset Covers, with four rows of insertion
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Nainsook Corset Covers, with Val. insertion running
acroes front and lace trimmed neck and arms, other3
with Blind embroidery and embroidered trimming. 50c
V Neck Corset Covers, with yoke of hemstitched tucks
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Children's Drawers, cluster tucks and ruffles, 12J
Children's Cambric Drawers, trimmed In hemstitched
lawn ruffle, tucks and embroidery 25c and 32c
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4 doz. Flexibone Corsets, always $l.f0, black only, while they last 98c
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,.$2.00 and up
$1.50 to $2.25
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Sanitary Napkin 50c per dozen or 25o per half.
Scott's Bustles, the best made 50
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Women's Heavy Nuns Veiling Suit, made In the blouse
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