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Mr. Maret hail [ charge of Indepndent head- quarters at Omaha durIng the campaIgn. lie baa been engaged In newspaper work for a number of 'earl. and , will aasumo the duties . ti of his ofco accompanied by the lest wishes , ? anrl kindliest fEelngs of the press , as manl- _ tested by I the expression of a number of I.lncoln'l representatives , as well as other now In the city. Governor-elect Holcomb thIs mornIng calell nt the rooms of Governor Crounse , at the capitol , nHI held nn unofcial conversa- ton concerning the Impending change of administration. This afternoon the newly elected state ofcIals met Governor-elcct Hal- comb nt the Lindell T11cro were Ilrescnt State Treasurer hartley , State Auditor Eugene Moore Attorney General-elcct a Churchill , Secretary of State-elect Piper and AdJutnlt General Gage. The subject of discussion wal In relation to arrangements for the Inaugural of Govrnor Holcomb. I was dechlod that the ceremonies should he q , brief , simple antI economical ThIs Is at the Ilrtcular request of lie governor-elect. . At noon Thursday , January 3 , Governor Holcomb wi appear In representatIve hal , where he will be received by senators and rcprcsentatves , and deliver his Inaugural message. rn the evening I Ncepton will he tenderel , the governor. all the state i omcers-olect and their ladls In the senate chamber. Music for tht occasion will be i furnished ly the Second Icgluent band There will ho no miiary display during any of the cxerclses. IN THE SUPREME COUHT. The city of Omaha Is PlaIntiff In error In an appeal fed today In the supreme court against Fannie , liowinan administratrix of r the estate of Albert I ) . Bowman. The case i . comes up from the 1lstrct : 'court of Douglas iI I county where airs. Bowman secured a Jllg- ment of $1,000 against the cIty. On June 1i. 1892. her little Eon , Albert n. I Bowman , aged 7 . years , was drowned In I pOll nt the corner of Davenport and Twenty-o'ghth streels. T.le water nt that time was between six and nine & feet deell. In company with soma other boys. Albert was playing on 1 raft utlzed I for the occasion from 1 section of sIdewalk . In her petition In the lower court the plnlntf rP r alleged neglIgence on the part of the city authoritIes In permitting such an accumuln- tlon of water In so prominent 1 porton o E : the city. city.YOUNG YOUNG CONVICT 1'AUDONED. Governor Crounso today pardoned from the penitentiary flay H. Towner of Norden , Keya Palm counly. Towner was 18 years of age at the time of his imprIsonment , November : 13 : , 1891 lIe was convicted of burglary. In company with other boys of about his own nb\ut age Towner broke Into a store In Norden one night and robbed It of 1 few articles , none - of them of great vnlue. Upon beIng arrestC bo turned over eli the property and made a strong Ilel for mercy. 10 was given the minimum sentence , one year. His mother , who Is dependent on him for support , secured a strong petition , and thIs mornIng appeared " In the governor's office with her young infant - fantln her ar s. LANCASTER CRIMINALS SENTENCED JudgQ Strode had three men up before i him this morning for sentence. They were 4 J. N. Ichlnson and W. S. Scott , the chops 4J. ' who robbed several stores at Davey , and henry Grossman , a hog thief. Etchlnson 1 was asked what he had to say In his own behalf , and replied that ho was drIven to stealing from lack of work ana money. The court gave him five years at hard labor also 1 hard roast. lie told Etchlnson that despite the fact that he pleaded guilty and Scott Insisted upon n trial he was more deservIng of punishment than his partnoi That the court was convinced he planned the robbery and got Scott Into I , and It was also of the belief that he had delberately perJurerl himself when he went on the stand - and swore that Scott had nothing to do wIth the robbery. Scott had nothing to so y on his own behalf , and he was sentenced to three years. Doth are young fellows who have been hanging around the country s In the county for some years without doing , much manual labor Etchlnson has no parents - eats living , but Scott , who also went by the ' name of Saunders , has relatives living near Dave ) ' . Etchlnson dill not like his those at all , and after his sentence and just as he was about to be taken Into the jai again by Jailer Leighton , ho made 1 break for lberty p. jumping over the porch and skipping west on Ninth. Leighton went after him , and drawing his gun , commanded him to hal t . - _ I lie halted and went back to his cell agait J Old Henry Grossman was next In line . Ils ( attorneys arguctt that he ought to have a t new trlll , claiming betitles the usual atlegt L- aleg- tonr , that there were iregularItes In the trial : that the county ntornoy had fed two Informatons against Grossman and did not elect which to try upon Ills ntorneys asked the curt to remember the jury reconlncllaton for mercy ; and also his own datement that he belIeved young Grossman the guiltier of ' guiter o the two. Grossman's age was touched 1100 , and a plea for I high tt sentence entered In Ollpolnl the Imposing of a light sentence , Mr. Woodward saul that while Grossman was wel along In years , he was old enough to know better than to I steal hog& or bl concerned In their thet t : . that the defendant was the head thef [ the hog stealing Industry In this count if , anti that he hall for years conducted a fence for thieves 110WI\ on his farm. Tint county attorney Intmatel that five yean wOlld be I about right , and be I warning to otheu who may attempt similar crlm s. The courl t , howo\'cr. let him off 11ret . light . on I two- year and a hnlfsentence , at hnrl labor. The ell man sat sobbing anti using his htandice r- chief freely during the talk or the counsel , but after sentence was Imposed he ilidri i't loem so brolten-heorted. MAICIS CHAlO S OF FRAUD. Pratt , Sllons & Irausnlcle , who were let I In for aleut $260 by the firm at Van Dusen I Dr'llon , Ilell ! a ) petition of Inten'enton tolay that makes seine strong allegatioi alegalons of fraud. They set UII that August 21't in lusen ) , for the firm Husln , made a statement , on I which they secured credit from the Into r- - 'onor and oilier . crel1tor. In this statement - ment Van Dnsen falelY cahnell the stock was worth $5,750 that $5,710 : they did not owe more than $1,100 , and that this was not Iluo , whereas , ( " facts are , say the Inlervenors , that thin stock was not worth to pxceell $3,000 ( , and the debts were $ . The firm was composed of Alice E. \'uu lusen , . : Alce\ Yal 1nsen and It. J. Dryrlon , and the fct that Mrs. Yon Due en Is the daughter of Mrs. McConnhfl . who got the stock a n'cel\r'l sate , anti who hall a first mortgage on I , II made the bade of I 1 charge of conspiracy to do up the olher , crc.lor. I Is further claimed that the " 'arious acts of the receiver done "arloul uel were wIthout - out GIG Imowlerlgl or the credItors , onll that thinGs were rushed through II a suspicious ' manner. The rellll'st of the receiver to be dlschargcd Is ol'osed 01 tne IrounlIhat the Gale was Dily I pretended one ; that the Ilrcllser , Mrs. McConniff , has not paid the I purchase mane ) ' , hut that the receiver is I endeavoring to have the curt confirm his I Icton In tubing ; a receipt of oOllrm 10rlg0 claim and turning I In as cash. The Inter- yelor nlachs the ( bonandel at Mrs. McCan- ; Ilf'l mortgage. Ind asserts that I Is i volel bicauso withheld tram the rerord 10 iot tg , thus enabling the 011 to get rcoels on en'11 they otherwise could not have gotten. They , want the purchaser cOlllel ll 10 pay the "Uro Il0unt Into court for the crcchilnrg . 1JIIrhk ' Urol. . who are out Just $ S26.Gl by the failure of Samuel Goldgraber bran dUt ! ' In ltarhmelt today , claiming that the debt was Crullul\lly : contracted ; that Oold- crnher II concealing himself so that IUl10nS ; cannot bo served upon him ; that he Itas ler I J the county to avoid gettng a IllnlJnl shond In hhs f"IJ , and ba assigned and mo\d' I , 1 abut to UII& ' and reatoy. , . part ot _ ; : : --7 : his goods from the county for th purpose of defrauding creditors. purpse The Injunction case brouglt ly Joseph Durns and others against the unitary com- in Isfooera . , was continued for a week today. Thomas Ii. 121ey I hound to have I dice vorce tram his wIfe , Mar A. She re- cenly hegAn a suit but dismissed it. After she tied ( clone @o Thomas filed a long reply , laying the blame for all his troubles on hIs wlro's embracIng the lnhart heresy , Yesterday he ned suit alleging thtat they were married nt Edorado : , Ia. , January 18. ISiO , antI that she . deserted him November 20. 1892. Mrs. Sophia W , Davis , who was cited to " ( pear today and show cause why she should not he Imnlshed for contempt for disregard. dllre/arll- In ! an order to pay the purchase prIce of Ime property Into court. nOl a certificate from a doctor to the effect that she had Just undergone t surgical operation , and [ cOlld not appear for four waeks. The next term of district court vIll begin Janlar ) 28. Judge Strode will wi UI' his work next week passing on motions and cases already submitted . Fred hanson antI John Doas two boys at- tecdlng school In ( Jlrict No 80 , Just west . o f Emerald , got Into a fight yesterday on their way to the morning session over some trivial matter . hanson draw I pen knIfe anll stnbheel , 10as three times . once In the neck , once on the side of the face . awl again on the forehead , lenctnl three very ugly wounls. , fleas was taken home nnd Is under the doctor's care. but no serious result Is apprehended. The authorities declined to tnke any action In the case. and friends of the t leas famly : canto to tOln to lay the mater before SUl'erlntenelent liner. lie went out to Emerald this afternoon , having an engagement there to attend a union Christ- mas m service of the schools of the neighbor- hood. hood.IO : T , :1 , I.t1ttJtJIrTI1' : IIItSI. Ulr Whlo II Senrch ot Stealth It Tlunll" , I'n. LINCOLN , Dec. 22.-Speclah.-News ( ) was received al noon tOday of the ( t1ath of lion ' M. Marquette. The flee thIs morning men- ( honed that his health was In a critical con- d ition . alll that his daughter. Gertrude , nc- companId by Dr. Mitchell , had left for Iho I hedsile I of the sufferer . at Tampa , I la. 1r. M arquette's last ailment line been pronounced neuralgia of the heart. ' On NO\'emh 12 ho I Orst experIenced Its symptoms. lie las nt the time attending UnIted States court In t Omaha , anti whie ) ascending the stairs In the federal building . was token with a. falnthu n alntng s pell. Since that time his condition has oc : casloned his rlends much npprehenslon. A week ago last Monlay ho left for 1.'lorldl with Mrs. Martitiette. lie could not hav been In I Tampa more than three or tour days he- fore ho was subjected to the serious Indlsllo- siton which caused the hurrIed cal for his daughter and family . tc famiy tiltyalcian The rle- eased heaves a wife und four grown chiidreu . The remains will be brought to LIncoln for ! nterment i hut arrangements In that directon h ave not yet ben completed. lioti. Turner M. Marquette . attorney , was ono of the pioneer residents of Nebraska . lie came ' to Ilattsmoulh , December , 1856. and was e mployed tIirt :11 a wrier and clerk. In Apri following he commenced the l1ractce 01 law , and continued 1 until he removed to Lincoln In May , 1S74. lie was lerrlorlol I . representative In 1857 , 1858 and 1859. and In 1860 was elected to the council. That posi- ton he held four years , and was renollnateI , L , but declined. In 1866 he was 1 candidate for congress under the new constitution , and was electe delegate that fall. He was atorey : for the D. & M. raIlroad In Nebraska since that company has had 1 road In the state , , and carrie on a general low practice along wih It. lie was born In Springfield , 0. , In 1831. and lived In Ohio until the spring of 1856 , when he went to 1ansas : , After spend Ing a few months there and in Iowa , he came to Nebraska. He was admitted to the bar In Iowa In 1856. and In Nebraska In 1857. LEA1(1 CLIOOt. L\NDS. " 'Rrmer. In the Vicinity or Hlto Forced to ' Ulvo Up Thnlr Iloiiios. BUTTE , Neb. , Dec. 22.-Speclal ( Tele- gram.-Land ) Commlsloner Humphre has been In the city today engaged In selling and ' [ I leasing l the school lands recently declared the property 01 the stale : The land comprises sections 16 and 36 In place and Indemniy : lands anti embraces abut 23.000 acret yI I Every quarter section Is settled upon and : Improved by bona nde settlers . who were oh - lowerl to file on thee lands by the ofcials of the O'Nel land ofce under a mIsapprehension - hension of 1 ruling of the Interior depart ment. Many of the setters paid as high as $1,500 for relinquishing to spEculators. who took advantage of them and reaped I rich harvest. These seWers were nearly all pres ent at the sale yesterday , but only 1 few were able to buy their land. owing to the failure of crops and the hard times. About four sections of the best land were sold at : prices ranging from $8.50 to $16.50 per acrt The later figure was paid for the three quarter sections adjoIning the town of BuIlt t. The greater porton of the lands wi be leaied to the settlers havIng Improvement on n and the price pOI acre will vary from 60 cent to $ 3.GO , accordIng to location. The commissioner expressed himself . as greaty ey surprIsed at the low figure paid for the land I , considerIng the excellence of the soil. UnlcJ or HI Ancient \Vreck. DECATUR , Neb. . Dec. 22.-Speclal.- ( ) Jesse Beset and Will Beard , while ramblng on the sand bar north of town yesterday , In I Int search of wood , round 1 case of lard weighIng - Ing 300 pounds. I lay concealed under a huge log , and was discovered by acclden 1.to Mr. Beard was cutting some twigs from the fallen timber , and missing a blow , struck on the other side of the log hitting the box containing - taming the grease. I Is presumed to have been cast up by the old pay boat which sunk here eIghteen years ago. The lard was In air-tight cans , and Is as good as the day It was packed. Them was $15,000 sunk with this boat , anti oren Iartes go up there In hopes of finding a clue to Its locality , bul have never yet been successful The rIver has changed Its course since then , and where the bet disappeared It Is now a sand bar. Child Crn.hel tu U""th. BELGRADE , Neb. , Dec. 21.-Speclol.- ( ) A fatal accident occurred this morning al the home of George Young , . lving about flhe miles from this place. A 5-year-old boy was playing near a pie of wood when It toppled over on the child , a 1.1 n'eri found I few minutes later life was extinct. The recent splendid rain and subsequent fine weather which this locality Is havIng here Is having a most benelclal effect on the I fall grain , whIch elves Ilromise of being a largo crop. Many new families arl constantly arrivIng to lake tim Illaces of those who left early In the fall and all the farms In thIs viciniy t will bo occupied and , wltn good crops next : year , Nance county wi forgo away ahead I again _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 00n4trllInl tin IrrIgation Bitch , JOHNSTOWN , Neb. , Dec. 2-Spech\- ( ) The people of Johnstown have taken hold of the mater of irrigation In rIght good ' earnest On Friday last they began the con- ; structon of a dam on one of the branches o [ the Plum , by which they expect to run waler to the neighborhood of the town , six miles aWI ) ' , and demonstrate the fcaslbliy t of the llali Articles of incorporation \ ere fed with the proper omcer last Saturday , Th\ nome Is the Johnstown Canal and Irriga- ton company As will be seen l ) the dc- signa lon , the company does not contemillato the supply of power for any purpose whit it- ever. I Is simply an association for Irriga- tng purpoer's. _ _ _ _ _ _ - :111 nnl " tic l.cUIO 11.IUO. HASTINGS , Neb , nec. 22.-Specla ( Te he- graiii.-Toduiy ) ChrIs J. Hhlnehardt , I prominent - nent tailor If this place , became suddenly In- I sana and attempted to cremate his wife by throwing kerosene all over her , but chic mode her e.calle. lie then attempted 10 commi ' suicide by the revolver route , but was 'stopped ly the police. A few hours later Mn. Ebb te- harll lost her reaol nll Is entirely uncoi- irolhtibhe . trclalle. They are both being closel guarded , ) Iuarded _ _ _ " "II ( hty Odd Yellows Etiteritihti. FALLS CITY , Neb. , Dec. 2-Speclal.- ( ) ] The Odd Feliowa'ot this city gave theIr second - end annual entertainment and banquet II theIr ( lodge [ room There were about forty In\'Ued couples llrnelt , After the supper I grand bal was given. A lumber of people tram adjoining towns attended . Coming l'uuntT UI.lrlt lourt Com'luded , WEST POINT , Ncb. Dec. 2Z.-Speclal.- ( ) District court adjourned this morning lfer C hirer "cch' lenlol , In lie cattle ste ai- big case two of the prIsoner were found guilty and one dllcharged - : . : _ iT - NEBRASIiA NANUFACTURERSea Developing I New Industry in Spite of : I nard Times ; I MEN WHO \ MAKE TIlE WHEELS GO ROUND ( mlhl tru4h I'Rctorlr IRve : lldo 111,11 Strides In thin l'nt 1'0" Months-I'r- Ioser lolvlntlon ot Neiriikii Tra "olne Mcii . For some ( into there has been a feeling among the traveling men of the city that they ought to get nearer together for the purpose ct working In harmony for the ( best Interets of Nebraska . At last this senti- m ont has taken form , anti [ as a result the [ alowing has bell sent to Secretary 10lmC of the Ionufacturers' association : The un- derslgnll commercial travelers , representing the business houses oppsito our names , deeming It advisable that a meeting be had betweel the Ira\'elng men representing No brnslta houses and your association , respect- fuly request that a mee'lng b1 arranged between us all the directors of your assoth ciaton to perflct arrangements for I can- \'eltlon , the object ef which shal be a dlsclslon as to the best menus of strengthim inlng Nebraska's Interests anti encouragIng more friendly ( relations amolg the trade In general. Ed Leonard , McCord .rad ' cantF ii [ laIY ; H. E. Watzko , Glmore & Huhl ; M. Meyer , Fred Irug Brewing conlany ; W. L. E astman , rse-Coe Shoe company ; M. W tayley h M. E. Smith & Co. : J. II. Hitch . Wilams & Cross ; E . J. Roe . Gate City Iat l caml'31) 11 accordalce with the above request PresIdent l Page has cale 1\ meatlng of the directors of the Manufacturers and Consumers - ers nsoclalon for 8aturlay next , nt 2 o'clcck p. m. , to confer wh the traveling men , anti make such arrangemenls for 1 conventon as shah be mutually agreeable. MAKING BRUSHES. In Apri lat S. 1. GUlsaul commenced experlmenlng with the manufacture of' ' brushes at hIs Illanlng i mi , on South Eight- eentJ street , fld as I result Omaha has now I nel industry ) that promises much f or the ( city II the way of furnishing employment - ployment for labor. True to the tralllol t hat one factory beget another , a second brush factory has been started by A. S. Green , on South Thirteenth street . so that the t city has two lactorles engaged II ltrac' tcaly t the same ltld or worle. Mr. GUlsaul states lint the business has passed the experimental stage and that he ' has h demonstrate to hits own satisfaction that t brushe3 can be made In Omaha at a profit to compete with other factories at other : p oints. There are really no brush factories of alY account west of Chlcac , so that there Is I very large ' ned for the sale of this cass o f goods. ThIs territory has been suplled largely by factories located at Cincinnati , Cleveland , , Chicago and other cites further east. Many or these factories furnish only prison work , , which Is of the cheapest and most fhusy character , and the Omaha factories will not attempt to compete with them on the cheap i class of work. When It comes to frst-class I work It has been demonstrated that Omaha I can meet all COler , and that Is the class 3 of work that Is In the best demand In this pat of the country. I Is really surprising to what an extent ' brushes are use and for what a venal ) r of purposes They are not luxuries but are' i ' as staple a sugar or sal , and the consump-I 101 l In this state alone runs Into the hun dreds of thousands of dolars every year So far all the money expended for brushes his l gone out of the state , but from now on t n strong efort will be made to keep some of It at home. While the Omaha factories do not make all kinds of brushes , they turn out a large assortment. There are floor brooms ounter ; dusteu , stove brushes , she brushes , horse brushes , bottle brushes or cleaners , brushes for street sweeping. scrub brushes of many sizes and for a varIety of purposes In fact , alcut everything In the way of brushes Is beIng turned out at Ito ( Omaha factories , ex- ceptng paInt and hair brushes. The most InterestIng feature of a brush factory Is the raw materIal used In the man ufacture. I would seem as If almost every part or the world has been called upon foi r contributions . Most Imporlant of all are hog bristles , and It would seem as though they ought to ba plenty and cheap In I stale like Nebraska , where hogs arc the chief product , but they arc aoL The fact Is manufacturers - facturers- have to send to Russia when the : , want something really goo In that line , . The Rusaian boar bristles that nuslan grows brlsles are five to twelve Inches In length which are almost as soft as fur . and yet still. These bristles are used for the manufacture of this best quality of floor brooms , Intended to remove thE dust from polished wood floors I. Next In quality come the Chinese brlste ' not so stiff 1 the Russian , but better for some purpos03. The cheapest bristles are our own Nebraska product , scraped [ rom the backs of the porkers at South Omaha L , but they are first sent east to be cleaned ( I all put In marketable shape. Bristles have one great advantage over ovod most other brush material In that a god bristle when mashed down will come u 11r again . to Its place. There are many other cheaper materials tItan bristles , which are mixed In , and the price cO 1 brush depends In no small degree Iln the proportion o if bristles used In Its manufaclure. The stiff hair from the manes and tail 5 ot horses are used for some purpose Then tiara Is I material from Mexico called law PicO , which I to be had In black , gray , whla and red , which makes a very gee 41 subs tulo for bristles. . In the large cites thero. are people who make a business of gathering up all the , old paint brushes , and the factories clean item , ad the bristles thus obtained are known ! paInt stubs , which are uled In the manufacture of hors brushes , and which are tInt most durable material that can le secured for that purpose. Scrub brushes are made from the root t cf the rice plant from Mexico. The root Is about the color of broom corn . anti Is vcry tough and durable , even when put 10 the hardest kind of usage. The heavy brooms used ly the street sweeping gang are male [ from African bass , I material that Is about as stiff anti tough as wire. The brooms used by the packer ) and known as bee brooma ; are made train Palnietto. The above are by no means all the materials - terials that are worked up Into brooms , but only a few Ihat were noted during a brit 3f vIsit to the faclorles. At the preset time the Omaha factories are employing only twonty-two people , but Mr. Gnnsaul says that now ho has made up his mind that the ( business Is bound to I be I success , and he will make arrangements - monte to increase Ito force rapidly In hIs factory , lie will put four traveling men on the road the frt of the year , and he I expects to have seventy-five hands worklns In the factory In the near future. The malting of a brush Is a coniparative lit simple operalon ( , and yet I requires some considerable practice . There Is a great deal of hand work , and thIs Is done by the o ; p. orator while seated , and Is no more laborious 1- ous than sewing This being the case , e ill daises of help can be etmiplayed , boys and girls as well as men . The work Is paid for by the piece and I skied brush maker earns good wages. lr , Ounsaul said that a girl that ( started In with Ihem five months ago to lear the business , and who had become fairly proficient , drew at the lat pay day $14.60 for two weeks' work. She Is exceedingly wel pleased with the work : nntj ! pay A skilled brush maker general I figures on making $6 I week ) I The wages being gel and the work agreeable - able It Is thought that there will be no I trouble In securing In Omaha plenty of people who will be anxious to take up the business of making brushes. Mr Gunsaul says It Is now only a ques- ton ( of selling the brushel. I the people I of the state Ihe ( merchants , will gIve the Omaha manufacturer a chance they prom aLee - Lee to bull up I "ullnes that will be a. . source of prIde to the state. "Tlmel aro' ' rather hard , and It II no easy maier to find work for all our people who want to work " 81d the gentleman , "but If the people of the .tQt wi bu ) howe made . , . . . . - . I. Feds , the brush factories can easily pro- vide places for 100 'rnophe. where they con earn wages that wlJnable them to hive In comfortable homes _ , Tear good clothing and have plenty \ eqah"H I ENCOUlt.tOltUttitlgtT1ON1STS. ' Clniel ' . % ' . Irldl :1"k ( , 1'rsdlctnns ni to the . "ntury r'"hr""k ; , KEAnNr , Dec'l 2.-Special.-One ( ) of the prominent speakers before the state Irri- thga gaton convention wna'itun ' . Charles W. Irish , ! ecretary of the United States office of Irri- gaton Enquiry , al iWWhington , I ) . C. Mr. Irish was through this country over thirty 'ears ago , anti [ wa ! , h'reore ' considerably Intereste In its gro\\ \ ' , h anti rlevelopment , Since the convention clo ell he line been ending 1 couple of , clays investigating the Kearney canal art ! says there Is no doubt In his mind that the theory of the under- low Is correct and that ito canal will be I permnnent success for water power and Irri- gaton purposes. " "The untlerflow In the Platte river " "Thellernow Plato valley , Mhl Mr. Irish "Oows sa Irish. from the wesler edge of the stale eastward . The water Is drawii [ rom the , recr"olrs of the mountains nlll extends from the Platte valley 10 the valleys of time Niobrara nnl Elkhormi. " lie Is quite enthuslasto over the work done on the learney canal ali said : "its value cannot be overestmater ! " These statements comimig camilI from a man who has been engaged In governp Jovern- tn emit surveys and has shlec the matter Ihoroughl ) arc quie encoruaglng , anti can be fuly : relied upon. The vice presidents or the State IrrIgation Irrigaton associaton as elected by delegates represent- lg : the various counties In the state at the last slate convention , arc ns tohlow'il. : - WI- Ilm h lutchlns , Franklin ; L. .1 , Nightingale . herman : A. U. Wood , Scots luI ; A. 11 F r alrfell , Deuel ; James Oberfeltier Chcnne ; Jpmes Stephen , Mlrrlk ; Vi , ' . A. Sweezey Webster ; .1. E. Iecker ) lufalo : Joel litthi ; iC earreyVhihinmn ; Parchen , Stieritlaii' lul Dobson , Lancaster : " -lram Kiioil. Dawson ; I i.V. . George Custcr ; Samuel McClellan , Yale ' : It D. I HankIn , Thomls : Sias Clark , Lincoln : G. W. Phiips , Platte ; A. T. Shots ( t ick . Adams : George HUlehlnson , McCall , and McCal A . C. Stowehh . l one. There Is every indication now that the 1Crne ) NatIonal bok . will reopen. The o fficers have made I proposItion to the depositors - positors to give them certificates bearing 4 per cent interest payable In six , twelve , eighteen and twentY-four nionthis . and so far every depositor has sign ell It The county heads h the list for their deposit of $10OCO. Irs. Jane DownIng , mother 01 \ \ ' . A. . n. J. , . and George II. 1)ownhng then from the efects of 1 paralylc stroke yesterday She wal i years of age. AlIL.tNI4 111.11.\1 h'I..NS. t haw the Clttirehie' ot flint City Wil Colew hrlll'hrl.lu" . , . ASrl.AND. Dec. 22.-Spcclal-A ( ) repre- sentat\'e of The Dee called on each of the SundlY school sup rlnlendents for the purpose - pose of ascertaining what their expectations w ere for a " Ierry Christmas and Happy New Y ear. " The result was as follows : The Enlnonuel Baptist was found to be I mllcng elaborate prepartons for n can- tatn entitled "Santa Claus' Mistakes , " under the supervIsIon of Mr L. H. Lewis , after which they will have wi a large Christmas I t ree. Their preparations exceed any they h ave ever made befori . The First Daptstls the next visiteil They seemed as corfd nt ot a joyful holiday . as their sister Baitlsts. . They likewise will I entertain old "Irls Iclingle' ' wIth n cantata , , , ! entted "Santa Claus , Is Coming , " followed I by a Christmas treC 'ot the largest variety The Christian church under the manS .agoment of C. W. Fuler , Is preparing an extensive program .to ) f gIven In connection L connecton with 1 tree TheY apik- very encouraging ; ot the prospect for a large distribution of r glls among their _ Sunday school scholars , who are doing all In their power to entertain - ain Santa Claus In h1' ' visit of 1891. Ex-Lieutenant Go\"rnor H. H. Shedd has u the 1I11ervision ot : Ui exercIses for Christmas - mas at the Congolal nal chtur.cht. To Ash land l people anl al' Who know his ability , this Is sufficient to Insure 1 rand entertainment - tainment , which wi be given also In con necton with 1 tree . .wllere Old Santa wi I be welcomed with 1-rnr1ng reception. At St. Stephen ; t , Episcopal church I more extensive prepar lens are being made The ladles wi have their usual Christmas I : dccoralons put In the church on Momiday . i There will be three services held on Christmas - , mas day lit the morning and one at 7:30 : ( ) p . ii ) . On Wednesday December 26 , St Stephen's day , there wi le services at 6:41 : ; a. m. for the patron saint of the parish ami as December 28 comes on Friday , the Holy Innoe.nt day of the church , the usual I c htildren'a . day services held on that date will bo hold on Wednesday at which tluii 3 they will have 1 tree and festival In lmo rectory as In former years. i Ildl"oll I U1. I INDANOLA , Neb. , Dec. 22.-Speclol.- ( ) . Superintendent Dayson completed the dIvision - I vision of the December apportionment last I Saturday , and the money dame Monday : , morning to the county treasurer The ; amount apportioned to this county Is I : $2,161.10 , about one-third less than the Juno apportionment of $3,058.63. Each district Is 1 : entitled to $7.10 and each 1111 4 cents In June each distrIct received $9.68 and each pupil 65 cenls. A County Helef association was organIzed here Monday evenIng for the purpose o [ distributing aid sent to the destitute of ned Willow county. TIme commIttee consists o f the county commissIoners J. n. Messore , county treasurer , amid J. II. Bays ton , county : suporlntentiemit C. J. Ryan was elected chairman and J. II. , Bayston , secretary Three persons from each precinct In the county were appointed to superlntcnd Ihe ( work In the precincts. The committee wit Li meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The populsts have II'uerl a cal for a mass convention to be held In Indlanola Saturday , December 29. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 29.l.'nl" " "ctorY'/ l.nteRt. CHADlON , Neb. , Dec. 2-Speclal ( Tele- i gmamj-The ) 'orld-Herald's probable lynchIng I. Ing In Deaver Valley Is a fake , pure and simple The report got started over a farmer named Drewery finding four of [ his catte shot. himself and a neighbor at once suspected - peeled a young man named Dayton , who Is on bad terms with him. Sonic sitar ii word" ensued I Is rumored that anal her party named Causen Is ale mixed ull In I the affair. No more law nbhlng community ( can be found In this aection. . REMOVED AGENT OURRIER. \ Vor1c lit thu ( 'outity'oiitiiilsloiittt'i4 : Vaster 'Irt lt thClunty Clmllul\nor 1elor- .ley-Maictiihiimntziiig Uclclent. C. E. CurrIer was removed from his pos I. ton as county agent by the 10arI of County Commissioners yesterdJW alron , the result - stilt of the ( Investg3Uon Into time charges that he had been shortwelghlng the patrons o f the county stor. : The resoluton call/ for the retrement of Mr. CurrIer wal' I"troduced by Mr. Wi- llamas. Commllslonel Paddock was In favor of having an Inveslplon ( of the charges against ! 1 Currheri , but after Jenkins , Wi- I lams 0111 Stenberg hill explained that the investigation had olrt idy been made , ! r. Paddock wlhdrew ' htls' objections , and the resolution was adoBte ! . by four votes , ! r. LIvesey asking to bo excused from voting. The county surveyor 1 epQrted the result of his investigations ot ' tub macadam pavement on West DOdge street lie found Ihat Ihe ( I pavement was from otie to two feet narrower - rower than the requirements , and was In some place from one tot two Inches short of the specified depth. ' t' The county clerk reported that for the pat quarter the feel of his office had not been equal to the expenses. An application from George Crook post for the appointment of Thomu S. hull as a member of this Soldiers' Relief commlsblon was referred. The county treasurer reported that the interest on lends due on Januar 1 was Sl r , - 612 , while the amount In the ( sInking fund was but $12,000. The maier was re/erred to the finance Coimitnittee. . - New Olaha Jmll'Ht Train . On and ofr ! Sunday , November 4 , thQ ChIcago , Mllaukee & St. Paul "electi 'to lighted iiuuited" will leave Omaha lt G p. in. , arrIving In chicago at 9 a. 1. Hemem- ber thIs traIn carrIes dinner 1 la carte . C. 8. CAllUm , TIcket Agent , 1604 Farnam St. . . . . . . - = - : S OIE STARVED TO DEAThmn - H .rrowing Condition of SeUler in Parts of Knox and Boyd Counties : , NOTNOUGIIO EATiO KEEPTIEM WEEK Cluthll ! In TRtcn RI.I No Iuel to Keep Theft trout I'teclj-I'romlt 111 Sulcicut11 Must lie t'orth- clmlng to L'reutrtve 1.tto. NIOHA1A , Net , Dec. 21-To the Editor of The Dee : I emit hero by invitation ta preach a couple of Sundays for the PeoPle of the l'resbyterlnn church. Whie hero I have ben pained by the recital or many cases of great destitution In the western part of Inox county and the county of Boyd , adJoinIng - Ing , among the farmers of the Sioux reser- lon , which wee openerl for settlement about three years ago , anti setted by a poor , but good , class of emigrnts coming from many of the oh settled states. Three years age ther raised but a very light crop , and the past two years the crops have been almost a total failure. Many famiies have not enough provisions I In their homes for ono week's sustenance , amid no money to IHrchase the actual necessities of lc. Many of the merchants here eel they have aldetl these poor families to Ito extent of their ability and are unable to 10 any lore f or them or 10 sell them goods on credit . The sufferers obtain surerers cannot emilloyment , and unless they receive aId very soon It Is the gencral opinion that many will starve to death , anti should the weather turn very coh mln ' will freeze to rleath , as It Is a f act that many are barefooted and have scarcely sufclent clothing to cover their nakedness. The marshal of this Illace wi- nessOl twelve miles from here children wihout shoes IHI whoo I.antaloons nero so I raggCI they scarcely covered their naltelness. [ 'hus far thIs wlnler has been beautiful and mid m , but should It turn very cold ns It Is Illt to do . humn beings amid hive stock will freeze to dealh. A little muiui has occaslonnly boemu received , b itt wherC there should have been a carload o f provlsluns anti a car or clothing , the amount received has been In small quantle ! . Ono box of clothIng recclvll was so O\hy and rggad the Ilresldcnt of ( lie Niobrra Helef comniltteo ilomi. D. F' . Chambers , It once had the clothing burned. Some of the sufferers arc [ proud they w ill not male their cOlllon knowmt A corlnltee ct has been appointed [ to investIgate the extent of stiffening them Is. One family has been found actualy destitute of clothing or lood. lood.TInm STAIygn TO DEATH. A very sail [ I case has this week been brought 10 t notice. I Is tlal or a mother and her two chlhlren found death In their little e3bln. It Is RUPl0sed the mother had been confined to t her bed by slcltoess ald she and her two lte l ones stared to death Thc stomachs of the chidren were opened , and not a ( race , of food could be discovered. I am confident such a state or affairs Is not alowerl to exht for want of sympathy or for : lack l of means to relieve . even though our good citizens may have been heavily taxed to look after theIr own poor and some ol [ the poor In other sections. TIm generosity nn1 [ the sympathelc nature of the AmerIcan people for suffering humanity Is known the I world over , and If we cannot take care of the ; poor of our own state , there are thousands t In I the eastern states who will h arty respond - spend to n cal for help. I am Inclined to b elieve that our people have not fully understood - stood the condition at affairs. SEND ON SUPPLIES. nut It Is tune they awoKe to a realization u o f the ( situation and to act at once , and Instead - : stead of people who are able to give liberally u I donatnG I sack or two of flour , they should donale twenty , ffy or 100 , and Instead ( of I donatIng a few old worn out garments , to I donate dozens of god warm suIts , anti to I purcha them when good second hand cloth - Ing i Is to be had or to seed a check for $25 Or $50 , where they have before given 25 or : lO cents : and Instead of waiting for one state or some other committee ( who have so much to do and so many forms to go through , they conseluenty move very sow ] I let l him cr her whose heart Is moved 10 give , attend to obtaining and sending their clone tons themselves wihout delay. I have sent 1 statement of the conditlor t cOllton of affairs here , signed by the president and I secretar ' of the Nlobrra Relief commitee to Rev. Anderson , ' pastor of the Calvary ) Baptist church and secretary of the Ministerial - tonal unIon of Omaha Provisions cannot be kept at Spencer on the reservatIon , because the people are so destitute they cannot bo restrained from felzlng and carryIng them away. In the line of provisions , four , corn meal , beans and parle Is mostly needed All goods sent via the Fremont , Elthor . & Missouri Valley railroad , addressed to the relief committee , Niobrara , Neb. , will have free trnslorlalon.EV. ( REV . ) C. E. DATTEI.LE. PRAIRIE DOGS AS OOD. JUNIATA. Neb. , Dee 21-To the Editor o I The Dee : As one of the means of relief to ' the destitute people of western Nebraska . let me suggest to those who live contiguous to ' "pralrlo dog towns" that I they will capture these little rodents-misnamed Ito dog-slnce ( the ) are not of the canine species , , but a link between the squirrel and ground hog , or I wooll clinch ] ) . they will find them to he very : excellent food when properly cooked. Par , - boll about forty-five minutes In 1 weak solu- ton or saleratus water , then rinse In hot water anti they are ready to fry to a crisp brown Their Jesh Is sweet , and 1 talty l _ a salmon trout. af sil mal Many thousands of these animals may be caught In their villages to afford a dinner In these warm days of wInter they may he cured and IJcke1 [ like other meats , for future uso. In the early days on our fronters , the West Point , officers made a practice of kIllIng these ' " " "dogs" as a luxury for the table. I have seen one continuous vlago of these rodents covering a whole township of math anti s o numerous were they that It would requlra railway trains to haul thel to a titarltet A SUBSCRIBER. . 1.lbT IS A I\HOI ONI , - U"Iort lt Iho Numhor of I'timnihii Iii " 'oU- orn : "hrlAkIL Ni'ntlitg , Alit . President Naton of the Nebraska State Relief cOlmlulol has received I carefully prepared report of the nurler of destitute families In Iho different counties In this state where there was a crop failure. The list Is a large one , and It wIll I'equlm all the assistance lint ( can be procured to leeep : them In the most urgent of neceslles durIng - lag the cold wInter mouths The report , as has been macho out by Secretary LUllden , Is as follows : Cusler county , 2'j ' families : Per- leins , 20 : Chatie , 225 : Uunlly , 120 ; IllicIt- ceck , 2lO : Hell Willow , 100 : Hayes , 200 : I renter , 40 ; I'-uras , 100 : Lincolmi 700 : Uawson , 41 : Kellh , 200 ; Ueuel , 40 : Cherry , 40 : McPhorbon , 40 : Blame , 20 ; lloyd , 250 : 25. liolt , 30 ; Anllope , 30 ; Keya Paha , 25 : Knox , Contributions are coming In , but hardly as fat as they shouili. The committee has carefully gone over the fIeld , and none hut the deserving are being asslsterl. Yesterday $14.55 In cash was receIved from Ihe cm- ployes of theV , P. H. Insurance company - pany and $5 frol rcharll Ii. Calkina Three boxes of clothing were received from the ladles of [ the St. Mary's Congregatonal church , seven Illcces tram I.lrs i'eathie . twelve dozen suit cit ladles' underwear train 'fhompson. Uelden & Co. , two boxes shoC from Kirkendal & JOles , clothing front Mesdames Worthington , Manning , J. M. Snyder , Frank Foster , Anderson , Ernest , ' Nichols , Chandler. Shipments were n1de during the day to Boyd and Keith counties . . Those desiring to contribute here shouhl address - , dress their packages to W. N. Nason room I . 401 Drown block . Too Strong I rlrhl , Monday afternoon the Board of Parle Commissioners - missioners will meet and will consider the proposition as accepted by time city counci to change the ( lalO of Rvenlew park to Murray pal'k. The members object to tbe , provision that Tom Murray's conthuoua , property must forever be exempt front special taxes and will therefore probably not uc. cept the Proposition. Otto rnenther of the board said yesterday that there was no question but that they would refuse TT : : - , tovi accept the proposition with the new pro' . vi so attached , No such conditiomi was mn enthoneti when the proposition was laid ie tore theni or they would not have con- si dered it for a moment , It looked as th ough there hail been a chutney attempt to vi ctImize the board anti make it appear its respoiishiile for a ecbietno that thiy' never h ail anti never wouhut apirctve , If Mr. Mtir- rate y nnttt1 to donate time lanil imi return to t having the Park anti hiomilevanti nnimteil afb ter him they were willing to agree to It , b ut they 'oithil ha vigorously opposed to ac cepting a gift with so significant a strIng at tachted , INTERCOLLEGIATE BANQUET , A retiuigettiemits ( % , hIss SIte Uiiliercity Chctt'emi ( 'hrlqtn'i ( , 1v.'muliig. Every arrangemneitt is now cotnpete for what p remIses to ho cite of thin most enjoyable b anquets hail lit Omnita for years. The li riniary idea of thti bnitquet Is to extemiti c omplimitents to tito foot ball eleven of thte S tate Umti'crsiy ( of Neitmaska , which lucy's th to Youtng Men's Christian associatIon tenni o f this city Christmas nfterttooa. The lunD- g rain viIi begimu at 9 o'clock ChrIstmas even- lm tg and comititumie vitiiout date. Old college a lan are becoinhiig enthuue d at the lila of b eieg together agaimi , revivitig remIniscences , sist nghitg the old somiga antI tellIng ( lie alit st ories , The conititlttee ott Itivitatiomi coti- st ats of J. W' . hiroatehi'alo ; L. 1' . Futtik- ht ouser , l'rittceton ; J. ii. Mcintosh , hiarvnrih ; \ \ . 1)oano , Yale ; II. Ii , lialtiritige , Peitmisyl- v aitia ; V. 0. Strickler , University of'ir - g umtia ; \ \ ' . A. ielhoril ) , State University of 1 ova ; 1" , Crawford , Charles Thomas , Unl- v ersiiy of Mhchigamt ; George ( ihhmnore , Mon. in outtit ; Iisomt Iiieht , Clcmitc'nt Chase , Umil- v eralty of Nebraska ; F. \ " . ilartigan , lonmitu ) ; v. liortnan , Uttivorsity of Kenton ; A , l'res. tJ t Utu , 'alo ; Charles A. Goes , l'iloimnt ' limuhon ; J . U.'are , Iowa college ; llemtry Clark , \'Il- hi atus ; J.V , ilattlit , Cornell. It. is the intention to cover the whole g roumiti anti extemiul invitatiotis to _ eohlege th ou trout all colleges amiti univereRies , nttuh ti e omie viIl ho , IntentIonally- overlooked , Ar- r angetutemits are cotnpheteth for the entertaIn- ti tent of 300 titan , The banquet will bc' hold a t the Commercial club rooms. Several hun- d reui Imivitations have been setit out , atid o thers will follow its the minutes are ittado k nown to ( lie coitintittee. It wIll be impracticable to InvIte tInt ladies I roma the cocilucathamial imiatlumtiotis , The senti- l ug of invitations has reveaheul ( lie fnct that t here are tommie fifty \'umhe tacit in the city ; ii fteemt to tw'cnty Ilarvarul men ; about the 5 01110 ituimubor front l'niticetott titth I'emitinyl- v amila ; lerhiaps forty' front the Uttiversity of M lchtigamt ; forty trout Monutiouthi ; fifteen [ ruin t he Uttivcrsity \Visconsin ; forty' [ rain l ) oaite ; twenty-five front the Nehiritsk'a State ti milversity ; thirty ( rout the Iowa State uni- Y ersuty' ; varying numbers trout Mouiiit I'leas- e mit , Ia. , Motimit Union , 0. , Ihlrant'Ihhiains , D artmouth , lirowit , Umilversity of Virghnhii , U niversity of Cotimiceticuit , Uttiversity of M issouri , Cornell , Iowa college , Ames , Ohio S tate university , Joitns Iloiikhmts , ntuh iii fttct e very . college east and west. Tim hirograiti .uhI be : roastmaster , Major H.V. . litilforil ; "Tue UnIversIty' of Nolurnslcit , " Chuatucehlor Cult- I helul ; ' ' 'The College i\laii iii tIme \Veatt , " , ) ohin I , . W'ebu4ter , Mount Uttion , ' 67 ; "Fhie 11am'- l uuirinnV. . Ii. Alexuinitlem' : "Athtlethcut , ' ' \ 'ery 11ev. 0. Ii. Gnrdnerl "rite Killed mid Missing , " A , W' . JetTenis ; " 1mw It \\'miut 1 ) ont , ' ; ' ' " \Vtves antI Sweethearts , ' ' lPrnitk : Crane. liallet-Davls pianos at A , liospe's. I3OARD OF EDUCr.TION , A mtothmer RevIew of Cite 1hitancIai 1)Ititcuiios -I'resitlemtt I'owohl's Icepurt , Time Board of Education tact last night t o discuss mnater.s ( of a fittaitcial nature I p ertaining to ( hue Omaha school system. Tiuc , c ommittee on flitanee subittitted a lcngthty r eport , sluowimig thto condition of funds at . t hin present time. With a balance of $30 , . . 2 77.73 from July 1 , 1894 , the total tumid I f or thue year closing July 1 , 1895 , Is $345 , . . This Is hens money titan the board him h iad at its disposal since 1859 , vItlu miearly 4 ,000 mOre children attemiding thia schools The report has the following coniparativc s tatistics : ! tesources , 1888-89 , $468,611.81 : d aily attendance. 8,344 ; 18S9.9l , $372,978.67 a ttendance , 9,095 : 1890-91 , $136,218.42 ; at' : t endance , 9,715 ; 1891-92 , $159,598.62 ; attend. . a nce , 10,379 ; 1892-93 , $460,891.70 ; attendance , 1 0,786 ; 1893-94 , $407,573 ; attendance , 11 , . . 6 80 ; 1894-95 , $345,777.73 ; aitenulanee , 12SlyO , . The estimated expenses for tlto itresent fiscal y ear amount to $367,684.44 , , leaving a deficil o f $70,334.27 on July 1 , 1895 , Tue cost pci : c aptia on daily attendance amnoumtts to $34.1 I p er annum. These estimates are based or I n ine months schooling each year. It is ahsc t e stituated that the number of pupils is in - creasing at thia rate of about 700 per year . i n concluding time report the coimainittee says : "The presemit outlook along fimiancia I t Ints is not an encouraging otto Wlmtle our general fimnml resources tot r t he present fiscal year wiil fail more that I $ c5,000 below the resources of last year , oni r expenses will he increased by ( lie additiom I of almost 1,000 pupIls. It. remains for lit , a peopje of Omaha to decide witethor or no they will provide the necessary funds to : r t ite proper support of our puhuhic schools , " It was ordered that twenty copies of thI S report be prInted , for thin benefit of thu , members of the board , It sues also tlecidei to have the report jininted lit the dalI : , papers , without expense to tite board , Tue final report of ex.President l'owehl on the work clone during the past year : ' was read , and it was ordered that 20,00 6 copies of this report be printed and circmm - hated among thin acitools , The report deals a t length on the work of the kinciorgartet ii departmncmtts , which lie Imlghtly commended I , I1 scored the council for Its niggardl V policy in curtailing the school approturlahion I , lie furnishieti figures to show that withtii ii the past six years ( lie rate per capIta pe C annum lied been reduced from $20.51 0 $19.66. TIme board adjourned until January 2 , a t whtlciu meeting the monthly pay roll an d bills will be allowed. - Emerson Plumbs at A. liospe's , -a S 11E s1v hER 1ATIIER ? ShOT S iueltzor's Danhter Tells of How .Argfi. . bright Murtlered ills 11tither-iu-Law E XCITING SCENE AT 1II SCHOOL hOUSE O nly mu Few t'orthi hpokeiu , 'l'hiei , a lihotf' auth t it 1)1.1 .iiiti ' . % 'iis Iihletl-htmel- ikittut I htit , 1'm-ecniIti limo 'i'rtigetty , AUhiUlt' , Neb. , lIce. 2.-Special ( TeIc. g rmm.-Neniahta ) county-'s little oiil court h unimso s'aq lCdlcetl to suffocation today tim h ear the Argabnighit trial , and whtemi court e cn'cmurnl after dinner muntu ) ' were tuirneti a n-ny' , being uttable to gain atlmnlttattce , Mr' ' , l ila Copehaitul , 'i thuttigitter of the deceased. c oittittuitig her testimony froitt y'estertiay , s oul : "I live just across the road from Mr. S mmieltzer. I hail a cotiversatlomi lbi ( ( ito t hefetidamit ott February 8 , ahiout time chilluhrcmi , l ie said lie Preferred to leave ( ito children at i tmy father's htouse far two years , as it. was a better hiomno tItan Ito coutlul give theta. Ito t hieit sent mao over to get hIs rIfe to coiuuo o ver , I veitt over , bitt alto would muot conte. l ie' camite the miext tIny but ( hue chtihulren were h ot at home timid I tohil hun so , lie 'aa also a t tity Itouso ott Novtttuiber 28 , lSO3. The mi mmiahlor child was brought. over at that tirno _ ' rite uluier ono was sick with thin titeaslos , Tue dcfemuthutmtt's wife cimte : over anti the tie. f emidant. asitel liar If she wait comiting back t o live ith butt unti alto said iio , The the- [ enilnttt's fiihter ( vemit over to see ( ito deceased ott ( Ito 8th of February' to ccc about ( lie c hthiilrett , miii tity father said Ito wotild see l ila , , lawyer uiiout it muil saiul : 'Ii II , you hinve abusati my girl , and I have seemi the itO ) ' vhieit 1 voulti lIio to knock thin t huuumtther omut of y'ou , ' , 'i miever hicarti may father forbId thic tie. ft tuln : it t front seel mug Ii is cii I lulreu , ' ' ( iertrtmuio Stitehizer aitl ( hat the tlefent3nmit took his station at the door as mutt as ( ho emttentnittmitetit woa over atiul stood with his back against ( lie door [ ticimig tie antI w'hmen amty Otto wnmitcul to go out woumhil allow tluo door to opemi. lit tibotit half an hour we t ill si art eu home , tint muitita first curry lug I Ito t i feiiulant's ohilest ehtihti , 1)31)11 'tiH miext , themu the ulefemiuluimt't wife , thtemt mite. As soon as tuamtitnti. cattle tueutr , ( lie ilefemulamut said , 'hut that mity boy 7' nuid matnuta soul , 'yes , ' amiul Ito ( lieu wemtt (0 ( tithe It out of ittatttmtta's antis s'itcn paint reached over mumituimita's left t titouIdi'r amid struck tim tiefetuluttit on ( hue side of the hteati , lint just before strlkhttg , paiua said , 'y'ou can't cia thuui ( , ' "The itext I saw vuts the revolver in thin u iefeiuthami's hattul amid then camito the report. " W'ihliamn Russell rehutted ( lie story of limo shooting smibatittitlahly tie toitl by Gertrude amiul saul ihiett the thofemtulamit fired Ito steppoil back nttil tint deceased staggered forward towatrtl hmiiti nitil fell. Jnntos A. Stevenson said hu was nun of thin first to leave ( ito school house after the emtiertahmtmiiemit. 'rite tiefetuilamit. was standumig , near thin dear , nitil when Ito passed him lie htcaril the defeniiuint say : 'l'il stay right here. ' ' "I htelpoti to lay Stueitzer out , ' ' said Stcvettson , ' 'auth limit cotton imi ( Ito wound , biehpeui to take Snteltzer's untlerclothtlmig ol ! and foumimi ( ito bullet imi lila underclothes at the bachc after It hind liassed titrougit lila body. " Williams related the kIlling , varying' but very little us to details front the others , and stud vhueiu Smueltzer struck the defendant on ( lie sub of the head the blow was miot a. barth otto amttt that. when thug defendant hind tue revolver pointeuh at the deceased that ( Ito deceased strutche at ( ito revolver to kitock it nivay. These two times were the only' ' blows aitued at thue defendant by the CCC01tJ , , LOC.IEi ) 31JtS , tftTSEN , Uatvcs ( ) tmumity Iepttty Slierhit Tltittki lulS stile Foitmuth thto ahhuushug' V'ittiitmt. CIIADRON , Nob. , Dec. 22.-Specuuji ( Tolo- grnm.-Deputy ) Sheriff handy of this countr thinks ho has Mrs. Ida Notson , thd Omaha school teacher vhto disappeared two wecicti ago , and children , located , lb line been In conirnunication with Detective haze of Oittahta for two or thireo claya regarding a woman and two ' ch'hdren vhio perfectly nit- the description of the mnisslng woman , vhto were described to Sheriff handy by a reliable ramtchttnan whto lives quito a die- tanco front tIm railroad , but imu what dunce- tloti Handy refuses to state , Thu raticlumami hind seen ( lie woman aml children on ( lie ( mitt some tinto before. hiut dm1 not know her namno , handy further states that ito IVIIS advised by the Omaha umutitoritles that Mrs. Notsoti hail some relatives lit this sac. ( ion of ( ho country. He Is confident lie can lay his Itamids emu Mrs. Notsen amid cltlldren at any thmito , but acknowledges there is a ltossibillty of doubt. The wonian and chill- dron wont through hero twemity-four hours otter being maimed , amtd chtaitged cars at this place , taking thue westbound train Zroni here. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Tottitis' Ciimirhty' Novoment , TOBIAS , Neb , , Dec. 22.-Speclal-The ( ) Ancieiut Order Uiiiteuj Workmmteiu lodge of Tobias - bias headut the Procession lii getting aid to the westerit Nebraska drouthu aufferers. As- slated by time ladies of tite associate loulgo lucy gave a supper and entertainment Weth. nosulay evenimtg , thin sitlier netting $34:15 : , ( Ito expenses belmig $6.15. They will sentl ( ito full amoumn ( , $10.50 , to the sufferers , paying the expemuses omit of their treasury , /it ( lie entertaInment every member who did not sing , sieaic or dance was to buy a bushel of apples. Tito antount of goods received is as tel. lots's : Four thiousamid Itomimiuls of flour , five bar- 4 , rels of clothIng , aver eeventy.Itve pounds of macat , one box of shoes. Solicited , but not col- heeled : two baths of goods at Miiilgait , and a great deal in tIme coutitry rounul about. - - - THE MAN ii WHO DON'T KNOW' WHAT TO GET a : Is Invited to / CALL ON US. , ' \sc llLI' Ilthiidi'd Of hentitlitil gai'stlushts " : , that 'iII uihIlke glad thu Imumii't of iutiy lady , , , . urhiss 01' iittIt. gill. 'sVt.'ll help 'uti to uulctt 'a ' ' . , " tlhi.1 111(1St dItSil'hiIC ' \ S. " ( ) itl'tIuSIC tO he Ilud mi' the . , 5i1thiC you s'IsIl tO tXlehlti , 111)11 s'e'hI giiil' . " - ' I tttitee you'll get ci'cdit mi' hlaVlllg dhu.Iiyetl ; - I uiiost : excm.'hletit taste. ' , Ve iuientloti- /l CAPES from $15 1 $25 eaci. .S / FUR COATS Ironi $27 to $275 each. ' - ' - : . . " : ' FUR RECK SCAIIF from $1.25 to $20 each , FUR MUFF'S froiii 49c to $20 each , OI11LRN'S ' FUR SEE'3 ' $ ! .3S awl $1,98 cacti , C1IILDI1E's ' CLOAKS from SOc to $ O each , LADIES' ' CKOAKS froiii L93 to $45 cacti. LADIES' ' CLOT11 C.IPES friii $5 to $45 cacti , LADIES'VRAI1PERS \ from OSc to $12 each. Laes' ! SILK IVAISTS froiii $2.48 to $7 each , LMIES' ) ' SUITS from $ S to $50 each , LAJIES' ) M1CKIHTOS11ES from $2.98 $ to $30 each , LARGEST VARLETY Of .l ; tLc.Il GghI'IhhcIlts Shis'ii lIt OlIlhhlIhl , LttCStStyICS. L'4' ? Lowest Prices. 1" ' ' , : : . , ' x4I O.K8c0 \ CIOAKS.SWTSJURS. I 1'XTo _ ' ' ' " -u' '