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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , i4lWUAUY 12 , IflOS-SIXTEEN" PAGES.
FALCONER'S GRAND OFFERS A Sale on $1OOOO ; Worttl of Ladies' and Children's Muslin Underwear _ . _ _ Of all our Japanese ware will be the principal events of tomorrow. Hundreds A. OOMEF > 3lAEx/Tr > Ek will be in attendance. The beauty and cheapness of the goods is bound to at- tract. Our great linen sale is still on. Fresh bargains are added every day. HUNDREDS WILL ATTEND. We introduce them for the first lime in Omaha. Wo hnvo never done the business in Ladies' Muslin Underwear that we fool ou ht to bo done In a city llko Omaha. Wo say this , too , bolnfi fully aware that wo are conducting the most popular department of Us kind in this city. Wo have al ways carried very superior lines of muslin underwear , but in order to give proator life to this department und at once in crease Its business wo recently brought about arrangements with two of the moat prominent manufacturers In the world for ttio exclusive control of thotr beautiful products for Omaha. The poods are here , and It Is the first tlmo the styles of these particular manufacturers hnvo over been exhibited In this city , and wo propose startinc them with a grand introductory sale , n sale that will sell them to you whether you tvro quite ready for them just now or not. Wo know that the price for the gar ment will do it. The styles , the trimmings , the materials , are not to bo equalled by any establishment in the land for the prlco.Wo Wo have hold our January sale , BO have others , but that fact will not figure. This sale will eclipse anything that has over been previously nttornpted in this city In the way of muslin underwear. We devote our entire center aisle ( first floor ) to this great sale. Monday , February 13th , N. B. FALCONER. Hero are eix of the special prices raado for the Intro ductory sale : ALL AT $1.39. A Brief Description. Tacked and embroidered skirts. Gowns with beautiful round yokes of Insertion or embroidery. Corset covers with delicate Inco and embroidery trimmings. Drawers trimmed with val lace , cambric embroidery and hemstitched cm- broidery Many others , all of very beautiful styles and till woith a much higher price. ALL AT $1.89. A Hrief Description. Skirts trimmed with val lace. Gowns with cascada em broidery front , and others of lace and shirred cambric em- broitioty. Drawers with embroidery inserting , lace edge and tucks. Cot set cover ? , square noelc. linen lace trimmed , nnd many other beautiful things , some worth as high as S3. ALL AT $2.29. A lirief Description. Gowns of fine cambric with val lace cascades , others of handsome nainsook embroidery trimmings. Skirts with embroidery Insertion , val lace trimmed. Drawers , linen lace inserting , French embroidery trimmed , and many others , all worth a much higher prico. ALL AT $3.39. A Urief Description. Gowns elaborately trimmed with hand-made Torchon lace , others of fine hemstitching and embroidery trimmed. Skirts with cambric insertion , others wltn Torchon Insert ing and lace edge trimming , etc. , etc. . and many others worth up to 34.50. 34.50.ALL ALL AT $2.69. A Urief Description. Gowns. "Tho Now Marguiretta , " val lace trimmed. Skirts of embroidery insertion , and hand-made Torchon , nnd others , worth up to 34. ALL AT $3.69. A lirief Description. Gowns , the new Russian und hand-made Torchon insert ing and edge. Skirts of Torchon lace and embroidery trim ming. Drawers with hand-made Smyrna lace nnd Inserting , and others , all of a most beautiful style and worth up to 35. The above garments represent some of the most magnificent styles ever put together with thread and needle. HERE ARE A FEW SPLENDID LEADERS. ALL AT 19c , JFoj this Sole. Corset covers , plain or trimmed. Drawers , plain , tucked or embroidery trimmed , ovory-piceo worth double. ALL AT $1.19. JFox- this Sale. Gowns ; embroidery nnd lace neck or embroidery trimmed. Skirts , French embroidery trimmed , tucked nnd rutlled. Corset covers ( rimmed in val lace , Torchon or em broidery. Drawers trimmed In Torchon lace , embroidery or val loco , each garment worth 31. 0. ALI. AT 39c. For this Sale. Drawers , plain nnd embroidered , and linen lace trimmed. Skirts , plain , tuclted or rufllod. Corset covera , plain or embroidery trimmed. Gowns , tucked yokes , etc. , etc. , and worth up to G5c. ALL AT 78c. JPor this Sale. Corset covers , val lace trimmed or with cambric cm- broidery ; gowns , embroidered and tucked ; skirts , plain and embroidery trimmed ; drawers , plain or cambric embroidery nnd lace trimmed , etc. , etc. , worth up to 81.60. We have stacks of other styles and prices. These are just to give you an idea. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Boyd , Mr. and Mrs "Win , JVlr. and Mrs. Paine , Miss Graham yf JJes Jtlolnes , and Miss Clara Boid. Mr. Jerome Kaufman left last evening for a trip of five weeks' duration , which will take In Boston , New York , Philadelphia , Baltimore , Washington.where ho will take Jn the inauguration , and Jacksonville , Fla. Miss Ethel Evans , supervisor of drawing In the city schools , returned on Friday from a short trip to her homo in KeokuK where nho was maid of honor ut the marriage of jier sister to Judge Heed of Council Bluffs , The fourth annual ball of Typographical union No. UK ) , will bo given at Washington hall tomorrow evening. The members of the order ha\o made extensive arrangements nnd every assurance is given that the hall will bo a grand success. Mrs. Johnson of 1523 South Eleventh street gave a beautiful and most appetizing lunch- con to eight of her friends last Saturday evening , after which high five was plaved , Mrs. John Butler winning the first prize and Mrs. Nelson Dennis the consolation. ThoAVhlst cluh met Monday evening at the residence of Mr. nnd Mrs. Clement Chase , the four tables being occupied by Mr. nnd Mrs. Kogcrs , Mr. nnd Mrs Deucl , Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler , Mr. nnd Mrs. Hull , Mr. Latta , TUr. filngwalt , Mr. and Mrs. Ksdlck , Mr. and Mrs. Bradford. Colonel Guy V Henry , who was 111 of pneumonia at the Drexel homo in Philadel phia , left mat city February 2 , accompanied by Mrs. Henry. They are now at Tampa TJ.IV , Fla , where" the invalid hopes to re gain his health. The colonel nasalcaveof absence for three months. Mr. and Mrs , N It. Macleo3 , formerly of Omaha , now of Minneapolis , arrived in this city yesterday morning. Mr. Macleod goes on Monday to Chicago to ( mbarkina now enterprise. Mrs. Maclood ill visit for n tlmo at the homo of Mrs R J. Dmnlug , 114S South Twenty-ninth street. The members of Vesta Chapter are making preparations for a dancing party Fubruari 4. . ' , to bo held in Masonic hall. Uho various committees in charge "aro doing everything to niako this the most successful partj of the season A cordial Invitation is extended to their Masoutu friends nnd their families Mrs. Ira D Marston and Miss Marston of Kearney , Neb. , entertained the ladles of Kearnoj ut four afternoon teas last week in 1'onor of Miss Bossworth of Omaha. Monday afternoon they entertained the members of the Nineteenth Century club Miss Boss- \\orth returned to Omaha on Tuesday. Mrs. H M Caldwcll gave an Impromptu card partj on Saturday evening in honor of Mrs. Watson that was more than Jolly After several exciting games , guests \\ero nsked to go into the dining room and have u piece of pie A largo ami inviting holiday tiio was found , from the capacious depths of which most interesting fnors ; wcro drawn. A very congenial dit.ner party gathered nround the hospitable board of Mr and Mrs W , J. Broatch last Thursday ovomng. Yel low roses and jellow shaded candelabra added to the beautiful table. Uho gupsts were Colont-1 and Mrs , Sheridan , Captain ntid Mrs. WorJen , Mr and Mrs. N. M. Hub- bard , Jr. , Mr and Mrs , John U Webster and Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Walter Emmons gave an informa J luncheon party to a number of lady friends from 2 until 0 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home on South Twcnty-swond street. A pleasant time was spent at games and cards Among the o present were Mrs , John Hobrecker , Jr. , Miss Mamie Wiley , Mrs. Miller , MrsW. . Oatnindor , Mrs. O. N. Wil son , Mrs. Smith and Mrs ICeudrlck Bryan. Last Saturday evening the Misses Broad field , 3013 Ix'Aveuworth street , nnd their broth j , Messrs , Will and Frank , enter tained a few friends at progressive high five informally There were present Mr. and Mrs. J J , Points , C. B. Cook , W. O Edwards - wards , MUscs MeUoberts , Jessie McRoberts , "Wilson , Mrs Notson , Messrs. Twambla , \Vlso and Hoi nolds , The greatest number of games were won by Mrs Cook. A very pretty dinner was given by Mr and Mrs. Priuhett on WoJucU.iy evening lu honor of Mr and Mrs Charles Offutt. The table decorations were in yellow , Marechal Neil rose. } and satin ribbons being used , be sides dainty Dresden candelabra The guests wore : Mr. hnd Mrs Hal McCord , Miss Kountzc , Miss Sherwood , Miss Bessie Yates , Mr. Robert Patrick , Mr. Harry L.yman , Mr. Morscman and Captain Crow- der. der.Mr. Mr. Frank Taft , one of the best organlsst of the east will cjvo two recitals at Trinity cathedral tomorrow evening and Tuesday afternoon. The recitals are free to the pub lic , a number of parishioners of the church having become subscribers towards defray ing the expenses of bringing Mr. Taft from Boston. A collection t\ill bo taken up at both recitals to make up any deficiency in the subscription list. One hundred and fifty sittings Iwo been reserved for subscribers. Mr. J. R. Stafford , master of Nebraska lodge No. 1 , Ancient Free and Accepted Masons , was the recipient of a life member ship certificate ana n beautiful eraon portrait of himself at the last regular meet ing of Nchraska. Tuesday evening. It was the surprise of Mr Stafford's life , and the tears that llo.ve. ! down his face told silently how much ho appreciated the honor done him. Mr. Atkinson made the presentation speech nnd acquitted himself \cry accepta blyMiss Miss Cora Weaver entertained Fridav evening , in honor of Miss Spencer , a few friends ut high H\o , which proved cquallyas dollghtfulns the oneonTuesday evening The prizes wore won by Miss Zotta Churchill and Mr Vickers The invited guests were Misses Boyco. I.ivesoy , Bailey , Hutchison , Haskell , McICabo , Burgess , Bauman , Gj Bauman , Churchill. Zcttn Churchill , Slaughter , Kinslcr , Miles , Hudson , Fisher ; Messrs Mjers , Vickers , Thomas , Kinsler , Kern , Miller , Durllntr , Palmatier , Knousc , Dr Bradbury. Cockrell , Youse , Nasou , Miles , Suiithj McCuue. Miss Corinno Polssant entertained a small party of friends in her ow n charming man ner ut Ler home , Seventeenth and Emmett , Tuesday opening High five filled the greater part of the merry hours , the prizes , whioh wcro particularly dainty and handsome , being awanlcd to Mrs D D Miller. Mrs S. Atkinson , Mr Charles Wilson and Mr linroy McLeod These present wereMr and Mrs. D D. Miller , Mr and Mrs. J M. Rico , Mr and Mrs I McLeod. Mr and Mrs S Atkinson , Miss Mamio Atkinson , Mrs Jeannette - netto L. Woodward , Mr Walter Brown und Mr. C. Wilson. Mrs S N. Meallo celebrated her fiftieth birthday on Thursday evening with high I five , assisted by her daughter , Mrs. E. II. I ' i Cole There were present Mr. and Mrs. George Higglns , Mr and Mrs. M. Lawless , Mr and Mrs M. Hart , Mr and Mrs , 11 B. Cole , Mr. and Mrs M. Parr , Mr and Mrs. D. Chapin. Mr. and Mrs Charles Walker , Mrs. J A. Hannam , Mrs J. H. C Hart. The ladles' leading prize v > ns won by Mrs. D. Chapin , and the ladies' booby prize was car ried aw ay by Mrs. E. B. Cole The gents' leading prize was won by Mr. E. B. Cole nnd the gents' booby prize was won by Mr M. Parr. The house was decorated with roses and smilaK. Mrs Howard Cook gave a high five pirty Thursday afternoon at her home , 4J12 Cam- Ing street , Mrs. S J Cutler taking the first prize , u cut glass porfuuio bottle , and Mrs R F Hodgln the second prize , a china mustard Jar , \Vhllo Mrs. Herbert Montgomery cap tured the booby , a silver hairplu receiver. The Invited guests were : Mcsdames F. D Cooler , J. K. Coulter , H. Sturgls , M. U Pat terson , F. Lt Hodgln. T H. Booty , Thomp son , R. F. Hodgin , Wright , Bothettc , Her bert Montgomery , Lilly , T. C. Havens , Dev- ereli , S. J. Cutler , Misses Sallie Penn , U H. Swift , Llvcrmore , Mrs. G , Trlble , Mrs N. Koubseau , Mrs. Crosby , Mrs. Mason. Doll clous refreshments served. Sic. Augusto Fusco , who cnloys the distinction of having been particularly com mended for his ability as a teacher of the voicobyMmu. Adellua Paul.has been a resident of Omaha for a year past and is quietly pursuing his profession nnd finish- lug pupils in voice culture in a manner that must bo a pleasant source of gratification to lim as well as to these under his instruction Us is the true Italian method , If Mme. / attl is to bo taken as an authority upon such matters , and an artist to the tips of his ingers. Miss Von Doenhoff recently here with the Hess Opera company is one of his most enthusiastic pupils as are quite a nuni- xsr of wclll known stage celebrities. Mr. Fusco has opened a studio in THE BEE build- ng for the education of pupils in voice build ing and training. The very sudden death on Friday of Miss Didlake of Lexington , Ky. , w ho has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. RIngwalt this winter , falls llko a pall upon the social world Miss Didlako contracted a slight cold some days ago which confined her to the house , but no fears w ere entertained of its being serious until Thursday , when she grew worse , and Mr and Mrs. Ringwalt de cided to telegraph her mother of the serious illness of her daughter No answer had been received when Friday mornlncr she ? rew rapidly worse , nnd about noon breathed her last , far away from her Kentucky home. Mrs. Didlake arrived yesterday morning and Mr. Didlake will arrive today. Mr and Mrs. Ringwalt have the sympathy of many friends , as have the parents of the dead girl , In the sudden bereavement that has come upon them. Mrs Holdrego gave a charming cotillon on Thursday evening In honor of her cousin , Miss Edith Kimball Guests were received by Mrs Holdrege , assisted by Miss Kimball - ball , who was gowned In a most becoming empire dress of palo blue crepe , the bodice finished with white roses about the neck Mrs. Holdrego wore a black silk. Red tulips and Bennett roses were used to brighten the parlor , while the largo bay window-In the dining room was filled with potted plants Mrs. Holdrego presided over the favors , which Included dainty satin but- tcrlbcs fastened to hair pins , sachets , bells pendant from parti-colored chcnillo riobons , wreaths of smilax , fiowers , etc. Each couple led one figure , beginning with the sash and ending with an apple race , which caused n gale of merriment. The Congregational club banquet which was given in the class rooms of the First Congregational church last TuesJa > evening w as u delightful nrfair and was largely at tended. Seven largo tables wcro spread , the first enclosed within the dlas and at the east end being occupied by the pastors of the Congregational churches of the city , while around the others wcro seated the guests and the members of the church The ladles la charge of the tables were , Me-sdamcs Duryea , Sumner , Raymond , Beans , Somers , Congdon , Hicks. Lehmer , Nichols , House. Wllkins , Congdon. Morse , Knight , Sargent , Howard , Smith. Richards , Stebbins , Wheeler , Suobo , Har > oy , Rowley , bheruood Galbralth , Bender , Hajnes , Wiley , Koff and Miss Sherwood After disposing of the substantial features of the banquet , the feast of the social nnd In tellectual began "Tho Discovery of Amer ica from a Christian Standpoint" was dis cussed by Dr Duryea and Rev Mr. Thain. The remarks were interspersed with a violin solo by Miss Allen and ciouplo of humorous recitations by Miss Mathcson. A Popular Kemeiljr for Colds. * Mr J. B. Copeland of Moycrsdale , Penn , who has been engaged lu the drug business In Kansas , Now Jersey , Florida , New York and Pennsylvania for the past nineteen years , says. "Chamberlain'sCough Remedy is the best selling cough medicine I have ever handle * ! . " People who use this remedy are so much pleased with It that they recom mend it to their friends and neighbors. There Is nothing better for a bad cold. It relieves the lungs , preventing any tendency toward pneumonia It Is also a pleasant and safe medicine for child ecu. SO cent bottles tles for sale by all druggists. The China Inland Mission has 520 mission aries , and occupies 103 stations In 14 provinces of the umpire. Including outstations , there am 172 localities where the work is going on. They have 1H organized churches , with 3,03-J communicants , 32 boarding aud day schools , 7 hospitals , 13 dispensaries and 13 opium refuge * , Visit our Millinery Department. IN THE NAME OF' CHARITY Mrs , Lena Schaffer Accused of Obtaining Money Under Falsa Pretenses , _ HER RECORD IN DENVER NOT GOOD * She Solicited Contributions for the Charity Organization Society Without An. thorltjDotulU of Her Al leged Work In Colorado. LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 11. ( Special to THE BEE ] The Charity Organization society to day secured a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Lena Schaffer , who , under the alias of Mrs. Lena Gray , has been soliciting contributions in the name of the association , but without any authority therefor. It Is needless to add that neither the Charity Organlza tion nor any of the other societies which she at various times represented herself to bo an agent for , ever received any of the money or other contributions given her. The woman has something of a record in the line of genteel bunco woric Some months ago she was arrested in Den ver for shoplifting and forgery , but escaped punishment because her friends Insisted that she was of unsound mind. While in that city she also rented n fine , largo house , fur nished it complete and In great style , and a few days afterwards sold the greater part of the furniture. She also succeeded in "doing" a local dentist out of the cost of a Job of filling her teeth , nnd worked on his sympathies to the extent that she succeeded in securing in addition a loan of & to assist In burying a mythical corpse ; and had the nerve to send for $2 additional , writing that she needed that much moro. When an officer went to arrest her today ho found her ill abed. City In Ilrlof. Dr J. O Carter and "B F Johnson were today appointed members of the insanity commission for Lancaster county. Their first patient was Henry Pickle of Arapahoe , a former inmate of the asylum , who was found acting strangely on the street this afternoon ' < The monthly meeting of the Lancaster County Teachers' association was held at the court house today ahtl topics interesting to the profession were discussed. Floyd Alfred Allen'tho joungster who secured a Job lot of sympathy on the false pretense that ho wus cruelly treated nt homo , was sent to the reform school today as a confirmed truant , The city treasurer hni not yet carried into execution his threat Itisoizocars belonging to the Lincoln Street Itallway company for nonpayment of paving taxes , but it is prob able a settlement will bo made by Monday. The company professes its willingness to pay for everything , except the excess grading charged up against them , and it is probable that their offer will be accepted , as a similar case has been decided against the city. Chris Carder , a telephone lineman , was brought back from Beatrice this morning to answer a serious charge preferred against him by Christcna Wetzel. but he concluded to hide his own and the girl's shame by mar rying her. Intelligence has been received In the city of the death of Judge H. W Weir of Boise City , Idaho , one of the lawyers who successfully - fully defended Mrs. Mary Sheedy two years ago , when tried for the murder of her husband. Some thirty-five members of the Lincoln Light Infantry went up to Omaha this after noon to attend a ball and reception given In their honor tonight by the Omaha guards. DUtrtct Court > ew § . John Redden , a farmer living near Crete , ' All Christmas goods are packed away excepting FALCONER'S cepting what is left of our Japanese china ware THIRD and baskets. We have been favored with the most flatter FLOOR ing success In the sale of this chinawnrc and positively will not bother or go to the' expense GOES of packing \\liut we have left. It is different from handling dry goods , you know , and we arc AT not in the crockery business , so Monday , Feb. ! 3 , we will clear it out in Mi two or three hours. Not an article hut what is useful and tlie price positively makes it next thing to a gift anil they arc just what you want every day. There is no co-t considered" ! ! ! the matter whatever , we simply want .somebody to take them away. Remember they are art Japanese wares. Comas early as you can after 8 o'clock , if "you want any. H&R& AR13 TUB FRIC&S : Here's ' a Grand lot , ALL GO AT 9c. Toi plates , frutt plates , pIcUlo dishes , vases , teipots , worth up to Mo each or more. Here's Another ALL GO ATI 8c. Kosojars , vases cups nnd saucers , elates , brass trays , etc. , pnslth ely worth up to jl 50. 50.ALL ALL AT 28c. China cups and saucers , vuses , etc. . worth thrco tlmos this prlco. Here's a table you'll ' flock to All go at $1.00. Don't ' miss It , they are beauties. Anything on IUsc < | iinl to the llavilind china. Thov nro the celebrated Uarlsbiiok warn of china. In Austria , nd Include cov ered vozuttible dishes , HUCIIF iiml creams , tuupotn , crncUer Jan. nnd oilier nrtlulti. Now some of thrso you \vouhl actually pay fourund li\o dollars or inoro fur at u crockery storo. All deli cately decorated. Here's one more All go at Two for 5c. This Includes vnsea. mnnll Jars , soap dishes ; sin nil teapots , cuoi and siiucers. berry iilales powder Ijoxoi , ponrido boxes etc. . oio. , and tliov nro ns nsoful as any In the loU Itoiuenibur thixt all nro of the licit and niuit fmnous warn * In the world Wo don't expect to h IVP , i plcco loft l y uoou , Monday. .Nothing can bo exchanged or tnkon b ick. FOR JAPANESE With which we have also had tremendous success. It lias been conceded on every hand that such a iii'icnificent variety of baskets was never before seen in Omaha. We have positively .sold thousands of them They can be turned to so many uses about the house , especially that of decorating in combination with ii little ribbon. There are not many left and we have decided to clear them out n.s surely and as quickly us we do the chinuware ruthcr than pack them away. ON MONDAY , ON THIRD FLOOR. HERE'S flOW TF Y < 5O FOR TEN CENTS yon have the choice Of one larso lot covorlnz n Krot varlo tv of bnskeU. all shapes , blzes and designs nil useful or oruimontil about the house , ono splendid line of lunch baskets nro thrown Into this lot. most of them worth 50c oioh. Table trays , etc. . are IncludoJ In this lot. THREE FOR TEN CENTS. This lot also covers a gre.it variety of baskets , all useful for tunny parts of the house. All durable baskets. TWO FOR TEN CENTS. -Another lnro lot of b-xsUota. all sorts , sizes and shapes , cnory one useful or ornamental. Everything strong aud well made. FIFTEEN CENTS. Will buy a tripod work basket , a most handy contrivance and o.v-illy worth 50o. OFFICE BASKETS. Worth from 75c up to $1.00. Hen these will bo almost clven axrny. They comprise nniny lioiutlful styles und shape1- . Every one Is a beauty. Wo put them Into two lots , 2Bc and 48c. Some other fine baskets of dllTcronl elianes and for various uses will bo thrown Into the nbo\o two lots. Wo expect an abso lute clearance of these baskets by Monday afternoon Don't clolny. If you want to secure seine of the srcatoiLJjarg.iInsevor offered In this country , Como Early. 9 was an-eated at that place yesterday after noon and brought to tno city by a warrant charging that he was about to skip the coun try without liquidating certain debts , chief among which was a Judgment sccurcdin county court by John Drummond for $900. Druminond was a neighbor , and one day the pair goUnto a fight , out of which Drummond came w ith a broken head. Ho brought suit against Hodden and recovered a judgment which was never paid. Drummond died some months ago from the effect , It Is alleged , of the beating given by Kodden. An arrest to secure the presence of a man in court to submit to an examination In aid of execution Is seldom resorted to , but uodden caught one of the unusual. Judge TIbbetts had been trying an inter esting case wherein S S. Hews sued C. C ICenney and others to set aside a sale of rcr- tain property on the ground of fraud , The court found , however , that the property really belonged to Kenncy's wife , and had been held in trust by him only , but found further that ICennev had disposed of his stock of goods In this city to a relative for the purpose of defrauding creditors. Inas much as the good * had long since been sold , the court could do nothing further for Hews than to give him a simple Judgment for tbo amount due , from which Judgment all the parties but Mrs Kenney appealed John Hllser , found guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm , aska a new trial on the ground of misconduct of the prosecuting attorney and that ho has dis covered new evidence. Thomas O'Neill and Ed Norton , convicted of assault with intent to rob. pray for a new deal themselves , their ground being misconduct of one of the jur- inen Iva R Carpenter was given a divorce from her husband George R , on the grounds of desertion , non-support and habitual drunk enness The JIO.OOO personal damace suit of B. S. Hisscr against the American Biscuit com pany , the proprietors of the local cracker factory , was settled by stipulation today. Made a Desperate Fight. Charles Allen , alias Kid Sly , a sneak thief whose parents live in Omaha , was arrested last night for going into an O street store and nabliing some goods The proprietor gave chase , and after a lively race in which several hundred ixsoplo were finally entered , ho was overtaken and lodged in Jail. Ho fought desperately and the officer was compelled to use his club on Allen's head. About the same time Harry Pairo , another sneak thief , grabbed a bundle of goods from in front of the same store , but was downed before ho got ton feet away Ho pulled a revolver but was prevented from using it by several bystanders , who pounced on him and held him until the pollco arrived Another member of the gang named Hope was arrested at the same tlmo This morn ing Page pot nine days , but the others were held for examination Officer Harry , one of the men who helped arrest the gang , was laid off today for using unnecessary violence in bringing them to the station. .1 xmr ( iitou.w ) nua war. A Nebraska 3Ieteoroli > Kl t Say * It Should He I'chruary 1U. COOSLEA , Neb , Fob. 10 To the Editor of THE BEE On each return of February the paragraphcr shoots his squib at February 2 as ground hog day. The saying that Febru ary 2 foreshows the character of the to bo spring as being early or late has come down to us from an early date. Wo should know that February 2 now does not correspond to the February 2 at the tlmo such weather proverb arose. Time nnd j ears have been reckoned from different data in times past \Vo now reckon years from the basis of tbo "tropical" year , that is , from the time the sun ( or earth ) crosses the line till it crosses the same line again This tropical > ear differs from the sidereal jcar ( star to star ) , or the anomalistic year ( perihelion to peri helion ) , or from a your made on the basis of the times when vegetation starts , orheu winters blow This tropical basis makes the sun cross the line near March CO or 21 aid flxes'tho year to be 305 days 5 hours 43 minutes 47 seconds The mean sidereal year i s longer , being 8 5 days 0 hours 0 minutes 10 seconds , while the mean anomalistic year is still more , being 305 days 0 hours 13 minutes 49 seconds , omitting fractions of a second. These dif ferent parts of a day work great changes in the course of 1,000 years Time is now in error near one-half a day , and the intention is to let the error go until the error reaches one day , and then correct. The hotter way would bo to correct at one-half a day. The error would not bo so much. It would simply make the error in the opposite. The times of many old weather days are found in tno old almanacs of the years from 1COO ; while the Hnelish did not change from old style to now style till 1752. How can they bo made to correspond ? Of course , the intention is to let them move out of time and be lost. But what is the use on every year giving thorn a kick ? In early times the year was reckoned from the time the sun entered the first point in Aries. This has moved out of place nearly a month. The old zodiacal "signs" are now changed to the signs of the constellations. The year used to commence in March , when spring started everything anew. It is said of an old Indian that he com menced his speech before a council fire of his people with : "I am an agea hemlock. The winds of 100 winters have whistled through my boughs. " His jears were win ters. ters.The The old Aztecs had calendar stones , cut In porphyry , that divided the year into SCO de grees , also into months , weeks , dajs and hours. The characters used were Aztec. They were like the ancient Egyptian calen dar stones , except the characters were Ugyptian , and the Egyptian were cut in transparent crys > tal.Vo use such charts of the sky. But our characters are ancient Greek Wo divide the circle into 300 degrees ( min utcs and seconds ) of arc , and into twenty- four hours ( minutes nnd seconds ) of time , besides into signs , seasons and months But the tropical crossing is not at the same place o\ery year , but moves 'round this circle , changing annually 502 of arc and twenty minutes and twentv-threo seconds of time , forming precision The length of the tropical year is diminishing There is also a change of perihelion. But the two changes are in opjwslto directions , or ai > - preaching each other , aud in A. D , Wsj , will correspond Much speculation arises of what should then occur The old meteorologists gave that the weather changes were due , part of them , to slderial effects , part of them to anomalistic effects and part of them to tropical effects Onr modem meteorologists give that they are due te the sun and earth That the "air rises bj temperature and fulls by its weight " The cycle of the seasons is duo to tropical effect and their succession corresponds to the tropical cjrlo The older ground hog day aro.-te from tropical effect and the day now corresiwnds to February 12. Please note the character of tno weather for the peiiod from February 11 to 13.B. B. J. COUCH. Two Mjnterlou/t Muriler * . NEW HAVEX , Conn. , Fob. 11 Four hun dred Italians are at work on a railv.ay near Stoney Creek. Two bodies of men , evidently murdered , have been found near there. The | > olico have been unable to got any clew to the perpetrators. There is said to bo evi dence that half 11 dozen murders l.iivo been committed In the Italian colony. The Hal- nns profess the densest ignorance In regard to the deaths. llecrenno In the Hunk Hrnorvv , NEW YonK , Feb. 11 Tno bank statement shows the reserve has decreased * 1,413,000 specie tins decreased ) ,418,000 , and deposlta have decreased $3,723,000. The banks now hold | 17MOOOd ! In excess of legal require ments , Dr Cluck treats catarrh , Barker block. SECURED VALUABLE CLAIMS Squatters in South Dakota File on Forfeited Railroad Lands. MILWAUKEE OFFICIALS WILL PROTEST Toper * of the Settler * Not Acceptcil at tht Land Olllce Choice 1'arti of the of Way Are All Occupied. S. D , Fob. 11 [ Special Telegram to THE BEE ] The attempted fil ing by homesteaders on the land granted the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul company for right of way across the ceded Sioux lands to the Black Hills promises to cause consider able trouble before the matter is ended. The above company was granted the right of way at tno time the Sioux reservation was opened to settlement , the agreement being that the railroad would have the line built nnd in operation before the expiration of three years. The three years expired yesterday without a foot of road having been constructed dur ing the three years just past , and in consequence quence many settlers believed there was a good opportunity to secure farms on thu cholco jwrtions of the land granted the rail road company for light of way and terminal facilities A t > l-acre ( ) tract of railroad land on the Missouri near Lower Brulo agency and 183 acres adjoining this city on the north were considered the choicest injrUoits of the land forfeited by the Milwaukee company , and It was uixin these two tracts that the squatters settled most thickly , every 100 feet square having a settler Thvso settlers had their filing papers in readiness airl Immediately ujwn the opening of the United Suites land office in this city this monilng thc > crowd ( < < l the building in their efforts to bo the first to tender their homestead lilinu' , but ns the official had not been oflldalli notified of the forfeiture of the land by the railroad company filings were rejected and a list made of the names of the settlers in the order of their at- temiitod filing The act granting the mil- road uompan * the land givca it a right of way to the Black Hills und twenty acres of ground every ten miles on the right of way for station puri > oses The grunt is a \ cry val uable one und the company has expended fulli fci" > , ( > 00 in survoj ing It nnd it Is believed that a Ugorous fight will bo made before thu company permits it to revert to the public domain The law provides that the forfeit ure of the right of wavniust bo made known by proclamation of thu president und as the three jears have expired efforts will 1x3 made to induce President Harrison to Issue the proclamation before the -tth of March. Should this lx > done the settlers will bo per mitted tj file en the land under the home- staadlaw The Milwaukee company applied to congress - gross last winter for an extension of time In which to complete the road to the Black Hills , but thu congressional rejxjrt at that time said congress rejected Uic application. The matter will certainly become very com plicated before it is definitely settled. Accrnftorlct to the 1'rlck Aniault. PiTTsnuuo , Pa. , Feb. 11 The Jury In th base of Henry Bauer and Carl Nold , charged with being accessories before the fact to the attempted assassination of H. C Frick , chairman of the Carnegie Steel compa&y , brought iu a verdict of guilty. Dr. Gluck treats.catarrh , Barker block.