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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SU > TnAJY ! , FEBRUARY 21 , 1897.
PAY BOUNTY TO THE MMR Bill Introduced Intended to Euconrage tbo CnltivatSon of Beots. MAKES THE PRODUCER THE GENEFICIARY nf Stnlc llciitiirnl lo An- certain ( lie Aiiiiiiint nf Hi-fit UP Cliluur } IliMil Ili-llv crnl nml Settle Tliercfor. LINCOLN' , Pch. 20. ( Special. ) Jones of ayno toda } Introduced a hill for an act lo compensate the producers of sugar beets and chicory roots and to provide for an appro priation of $75,000 for this purpose It U made the dut ) ot the Kccrctuiy of stale with in sK months fiom the passage and approval of the act to ascertain from the state weigh- mailer the names of all porsoni who have delivered sugar beets nnd chlcor ) roots to the factories , maku a recoid of the fame and furnish It to the etate auditor. This shall b : conclusive evidence that thu amount U due , and ho shall then draw his warrants to the pcinons named in tbo certificates for the amounts due. Another bill , Introduced today by Hull ot Ilarlau , provides that all Judgments In couits of record and justice ' 'ourtn shall bo as- be-sscd and taxed nt the full iimouut shown by the record of the court , and shall be subject to s.ito the sumo as other personal property , and said Judgment can be seized and sold for taxes at any tlmo when said taxc * nro delinquent. In the hou e this morning after the Jour nal was read Siidcr of Sherman moved that the record ot proceedings had yesterday In committee of the whole concerning the report of Woojter's smelling committee be c\pungc'd Sheldon said he was not In favor of expunging anthing Jtiul his motion to table Siidcr's prevailed IVlkcr movc-d that when tha houce ad journ It be- until Tuesday at 10 a in In tupport of thl-s motion he said lint as Moii day was Washington's blithdiy ho thought It should bo properly observed Siider of Sherman opposed this. He wantnd the house to meet and spend the time singing patriotic tongs Jenkins supported the motion of Felken The quohtlon of the legality of laws pasbe-d on that day was rahcd. Sodcrman said the la t legislature had met \\ashliiKtonV birthday , had passed laws and ho did not know that any of them had been Knocked out by the- supreme couit. lenklns , leading from the house Journal ot 1VJS pio\ed that the house had adjourned over the 22d of Fcbruaiy. Pelker's motion ptcvailed. Clark of Richardson moved that a sifting committee of seven be appointed by the tptaker to advance bills on the general file Claik explained his motion by r a > - Ing that at a late caucus of the fuslonlsta a similar committee had been named , but tills cut out the lepubllcan mlmnlty from service on suc'h committee He thought this not Just and would ask the fpcake-r to appoint the committee. ClarkN motion prevailed and the speaker then named two committees On consideration of the gov- cinor's mcffinBe , Hull of Harlan , Gerdc of Rlchardbon ami Uurkott of Lancabtcr ; to Investigate charges ngalnit the management of the Institute for the Dent and Dumb , Verllng. Woodurd , Van Horn , Casebcei and Jones of Gage booster's motion that the house meet Mondaj afternoon in Infoimal session to celcbrito Wnshlnfton'b blithday by hinging tpeaking and other exercises was voted down. WILL GET THEIR PAY. Sheldon nsked unanimous consent to In troduce a icfrolutlon , which was read b } the clerk an follown : Wheieai , Joseph Crow , John H. Butler , Lev I Cox nnd Friiulc llurmun worn seated in thlH hoiibe upon nroper eredcntl ils at the opc-nlng of ibis session and subsequently bv vote of this house unse ited nnd Whereat ) , The attorney general lins icn- ilerid nn onlnlon that they are not entitled liy Inn to the iny for the time they were sitting as members of this houhe and en- gigeil In trnnsuctliiK the htnte-'s bnslnusH which tbcy vuro icqulroil to do by the law anil uilCh of this bouse. llp'olvnl , That said Joseph Crow , John II Hutler , Lev ! Cox and Pi auk Hurman bo pild from the Incidental funds ot this legts. lituio $3 per diem for the time they were Hitting members of thin house , together with mileage to anil from tlielr homes at 10 cents pii mile , after deducting any amounts they m ly have already drawn on account of services here. The resolution was carried with but a few dissenting votes. A number of bills were then , on bccond reading , refened to appro priate committees The house then went Into committee of the whole to consider hills on general file House roll No 01 , by Curtis , provides for the forming of new counties and county boundary lines It amends section 2 , chapter - tor xxvl , bcsslon laws of 1805. The bill , on motion 6f Robertson of Holt , was recom mended to pass. House roll No 2f.O , by Welch , provides that Insurance companies may Issue policies upon country school houses , country churches and parsonages , suld pioperty not to bo Insured for moio than two-thluls of Its value. The bill was recommended for passage. The commlttco then rose , reported and the report was adopted Clark of Lancaster asked why postage stamps voted to the house were refused Iho members. The speaker said that stamps were being stolen from the Imokkcoper , "Rainmaker" Wright , and that If members wanted their allowance of stamps they would have to secure them of the sec retary of state Clark of Richardson moved that the house adjourn. H carried and the house stood adjourned until Tuesday at 10 a. m. < liinrri-l In IIIN | | > Settled. HASTINGS , Feb. 20. ( Special. ) Not long ago Ludgwlg High brought L < ult In the dis trict court against Harro Jeremlar for $ n,000 for damaging his feelings to that amount Jeremlar accused High of opening lettcra not belonging to him. This hurt High's fcellnga ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD. NI\V IIISCOVIJIIY WHICH IS WOIITII 'I HAT MUCH. To Any One AIIIIHi-il With I'llr * . The Pyramid Pllo Cure , the new , palnlcsn remedy which has been so remarkably biic- cessful in curing every form of plies and rectal illseuHca , IHIH recently been placed on talu nt diiiKglst ! ) and It ls fafe to say that when Its extraordinary merit becomes fully Known , there will bo no such thing as sur gical operations for the cure of this obstinate and common trouble. Mrs M. C. Hinkloy , of C01 Mississippi St . Indhnapolls , Ind. , says. 1 had been a terrible eutfcrei from piles for 15 jeurs and nn remedlcH bencllttcd HIP , until 1 saw an aiUcitlsement of the Pjramld Pllo Cure ; I got a package , also a packigo of Pjramld Pills and used both according to directions , I was astonlbhed at the Immediate relief ob tained and now I honestly believe tbo Pjra in Id to bo the only certain euro for piles That ) ou may realize how bad I was , I will say that I was confined to my bed and went before the college physicians heio who cald my case was a new ono to them and wanted never or eight hundred dollars to undertake a euro ; the great pnln had brought on a rupture , and I knew an operation would bu death to me on account of blood poisoning. Ninrly everone hero knows of my terrible sutfulng from piles , and I feel Hut I cannot pralne the Pyramid I'llo Cure inough , and the I'jramUl Pills also. My husband will Join me In highly rccomuiriU. T IliK the Pyramid , my daughter was cured by one box only , For Ecvcrnl > ears I wtlghed but about 90 pounds , now I weight 160 and ftel In perfect health , ThU seems to bu the/ universal testimony of every biifferer from piles who have ever trlPd the I'KaniUI ; It Is the tufeat , most painless pile euro jet discovered , contains no opiate , morphine , eoeualno or any poisonous Ingredient whatever , has a soothing , heal ing iffoet from the first application , und the moderate price places U within the reach of evooonu needing tieatment. The Pyramid Pllo Cure U bold by druggists at 60 cents and $100 per package anil ( ho PjranilJ Pills at 25 cents per box , Send to Pyramid Co. , Albion , Mich. , for free book on cause and cure of piles , [ i nrJ lie In rr"ll.itely brought suit in the dis trict court f ir $5 000 damages Ye tcrday aP'innon Mr Hlfeh and Mr Jeremlar en tered the dl'lrl t cltrk' * office nrm-ln-nrm and both nt hnppy at could be Mr. Jere mlar I'.ild nil UK eo. ts ot the catv , and the two gentlemen dhook handa nnd left the couit house together with no Ill-feeling IllilH rnrrncll In tb - .luiluo > \ tin HUM KE.VRNEY , Fob 20. ( Special ) The me.ii- bcrs of the Ilnffftlo County liar association tendered a banquet to Congicssman W L Greene at the Midway hotel last night Sixty platta were laid and ( vety place was filled , The committee on entertainment , composed of Norrli Urown , R. A. Moore and 11 0. Hosteller , did ever } thing In Us power lo make the occasion n success. Nothing was omitted which could add to the expressions of esteem and itspcct which the members , of the bir had for their honored guest After I an elegant menu was disposed of lion E C. Calkins , as toantnmler , made a few appro priate remarks and began calling the docket and assigning cases as follow H "The Ilcnch against The Ilnr , ' P 13. lleeman ; "The Ooivn ngplnst The Toga , " 13 E Squires , "Judge ngalnst Jury , " Hon William Gaslln , "Tho Lnwjcr against The Militant , " John Miller ; "Famo against Pees" J. N Or } den ; "Eloquence n&nlnst Evidence , " Miss Maude Marstun The responses vvnro appropriate and full of huiior , Inspiring sentiments and solid facts , and nil joined In expressing their highest appreciation for the kindly manner In which they had always been ticaU'd by their honored guest while on the bench , The responto b ) MUs Mnrston was paitlcularly bright nnd attinctlve from the fact that It was In rhyme At the conclusion of the toasts , Ira D Mnrston , as chairman of the committee on resolutions , submitted n scries of resolutions hlghl } eulogistic ot Judge Grccno , expressIng - Ing "hlih ; appreciation of the eminently fair , honorable nnd just manner In which hu has pcrfoimod the duties of his high ofllco during the time he has presided as the Judge of HIP district couit" After the adoption of the resolutions Judge Greene was called for , and responded In n kindly and appropriate manner Ho raid he did not feel as though he had been called to n higher position by his election to congress , but as he had ohvas tried to ho fair and do light on the' judicial bench , BO hu would endeavor lo do bis dut } as he siw It fearless ! } , for Iho best Interests ot the entile' country and the state of Ne braska in particular. That Judge Greene has a hold upon the members of the DufTalo county bar rcR-ml- Icis of political nlllllntlons , wag manifest last nU'lit and IIP will bo missed fiom the tomimmltj when he IB cone. iii2ri'Mi ' > Tin : KIJIS rou A I < TMSRAI < I'aUii'r rilrKcralcl Vets In VciMir Alllittiipnc.i's . \il\lcc. AUnURN. Neb , Feb 20 ( Special ) An- olhei Incident In the trouble between nishop Uonacum and hla priests , Father Fltrgcrald and Father Muiph } , occuired hero this week The friends , of Mm M. A Englcs , who died a few das ago , are all adherents , ot the blrhop nnd In consequence altend services under Father Feen } , who seeks to obtain pos session of Father Flt/gcrald's mission Ho sought to obtain permission to hold the funeral aervlco In St. Joseph's church and for burial ot the remains In the ccmcter } belonging thereto Doth church and cemetery tery are by the various decrees of th" civil and ecclesiastical courts declared to be In the possession of Father Flt7gcrald. The tequest was albo accompanied by a request that Father Fitzgerald take no p-irt In the ceiemonj , and that Father Peony , the contesting priest , should take entire charge Father Fitzgerald granted what wa& asked , except as to Father Fceny taking charge of the service. This last he declined to permit , but said If they would get any other pi lest to take control of the service he would have no objection to Father Teeny assisting at the service ; also that as re quested ho would absent himself. The incs- s"iiers , County Clerk II , E. Peny and Sheriff S. P. Glasgow , returned hla answer to the family and It was said to be en tirely batlsfactoiy and that arrangements would bo made to secure the attendance of another priest to conduct the service Father Fitzgerald , acting upon the assump tion , that this arrangement as reported back to him from the friends ot the deceased was acceptable , had the church arranged foi the funeral service and HIP announcements were made , stating that the funeral was to ho held at St. Joseph's church. When the Cuncral cortege arrived In front of the chinch , where It stopped , Father Fceny , unaccom panied by any other priest , came to the par sonage and asked for the keys of the church that he might hold the c.ervice. The request was refused. The funeral party then pro ceeded to the Catholic cemetery , connected with the church , and without any objec tions on the part of Fitzgerald , held a short service at the grave. Father Plt7gerald says ho acted under the Bdvlco of his attorneys ; that they aJvlsed him that to give Father Fceny possession would bo the abandonment ot everthing he had contended for against the bishop , and would bo a bottlement of the controveisy against himself TWO IIUMHtii : > AS Til 13 MINIMUM. Oi'il People Pin or n. SiiliNtiiiitlal i\po- Nlllon Appropriation. ORD , Neb , Feb. 20 ( Special ) A petition In favor of the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition has been In circulation for the past week The prevailing sentiment of these who sign It 'Is In favor of from $200,000 to $250,000 as about the proper donation from tbo legisla ture. ture.NELSON NELSON , Neb , Feb. 20 ( Special. ) The people generally of this section nro gratified at the prospect of the state legislature mak Ing a liberal appropriation for the Trans- mlselsslppl Exposition. To secure the expo- ulllon and then to niggardly alii It Nelson people feel would hardly be the right kind ot an advertisement for a state like Ne braska WESCOTT , Neb. , Feb. 20 ( Special Tele gram ) A largo and enthusiastic farmers Institute closed hero last night. The mot- tor of an appropilatlon In aid of thp frnii.1- Mississippi Exposition was fuliv discussed anil a resolution passed without n dlc'inili. ; ; vote requesting Custer coun'v > legislator to vote for a liberal approprlitlun. E\- Rcprpsentatlvo Hlgglns w..s present and spoke very earnestly In favor of a liberal appropriation ItrniKTiiiilrcMl Itniul Klei'lN ( Hllrcrx. HASTINGS , Neb , Peb , 20 , ( Special Tele gram. ) A meeting of the stockholders of the Grand Island , Hastings & Southeastern Railroad company was held In Hastings tills morning and elected a board of seven di rectors This Is the reorganisation com pany that bought In the St. Joseph Hall way company. Mr M A Hortlgan of tlila city was elected as one of the. board nnd will go to St Joseph , Mo. Monday , where a meeting of the stockholders will bo held to consolidate the three companies for Ne braska , Kansas and Missouri Into thu cor poration. The road will then bo turned over to the consolidated company and a deed for all Us property will bo made by the court In which the foreclosure was had , AxNiiultt'il ii llrlli'iitt * v. on UK : ( ilrl. GREELEY CENTER , Neb , Feb. 20 , ( Spo- clal Telegram ) A warrant la out for the arrest of Charles H , Striker , a farmer of this count } , for the crime of statutory assault on Stella Jones , the 15-j ear-old daughter of Peter Jones of the Cedar , The girl Is delicate and uf weak Intellect and the crime of which Striker Is accused Is of the most revolting kind , Excitement Is inter. and eomo threats of tough treat ment have been made If lie is apprehended. An effort Is being made to have the olll- clals offer a liberal reward for Iho appro- heiuilon of Striker. Ihe cat > e , If us reported , deserves the extrcmest penalty of the law. WOIIUMI'M llanil < U\fN Conc'iTl. NELSON , Neb , Feb. 20. ( SptclilThe ) Ladleu' Silver Circle Concert band of thlj city gave a concert last evening In thu Pres byterian church. A crowded house greeted them. The program us carried out exceeded all expectations and tbo band Is receiving the compliments of all for I La efficient work. MarrlfilVoiiiiui Ailjuiluoil iiiKimr. HASTINGS , Ptb 20. ( Special ) Mrs. Ncl- llo Ilabcock wui up before the board of In sanity yesterday afternoon , and after a care ful examination wan adjudged Insane and ordered scut to Lincoln. MAKE IT SELF-SUSTAINING That's What Secretary of Stats Porter Wonld Do with His Office. FIGURING HARD TO BRING IT ABOUT SiilintltH Stntlxllcx from Other Ma ( CM Shotting ; Him 'I hi' ) Coinliiet 'I lii-lr riimnelei Inn \\lth u Sent Profit. LINCOLN , Fob. 20 ( Special. ) An effort Is being mmlo by Secretary of State Porter , assisted by others , to enable the ofllCD In his charge to become self-supporting. This Is to bo accomplished by means of a bill now pending In both house and senate to Increase the fees of the office to some pro portion with tlic expenses. There are many states In the Union In which all the de partments arc self-supporting , and from Eome of them a handsome profit la derived. In Nebraska , lion ex cr , there has been no attempt at economical financiering. The hi- cnnluin appropriation for the secretary of state's office , for the last term , $18,000 , was all expended , while the receipts were only $1.07712. leaving a loss of $10322.88. The bill which has been Introduced provides stKTlclcnt revenue to be raised from fees to more than make up this deficit. In this connection It Is Interesting to note the condition of some of the other states of the Union. Secretary of State Porter has written to many states and from the answers received the following Information Is gained T. J. Hammond , secretary of state of Utah , writes from Salt Lake City that the receipts of his ofllro are $19,259.80 and the total ofllce expenditures , Including his o\vn salary of $2,000 , arc but $4,500 , leaving a net profit to the state of $14,759 90 from this OMO department. In New York there Is a small deficit. Sec retary of State 1'hclps writes that the re ceipts per annum for the last fiscal jcar were $33 Oil IS and expenditures $3 i,3l2.02 Connecticut shows up with a deficit $7.000 expenditures and $2,147.35 receipts. Pennsylvania , according to Secretary of State Prank Hcedcr , shows a biennial profit of $30,81071 , the receipts being $8793107 and expenditures $57,090 30. Michigan shows a deficit , expenditures $40,000 , receipts , $2IG5JS5 , according to the report of Secretory of State Gardner. Secretary of State Klmioy writes from Ohio that the fees received biennially In his of llce are $11930915 , with expenditures of $30,250 , leaving a snug profit to the state. The biennial receipts of Indiana were $ G1- 155 5r > and expenditures $21,300 , as stated bj Secretary of State M. I ) Owen. Illinois makes a good showing , according to Secretary of State Roie. The fees amounted for the last fiscal jcar to $140- 375 67 , aga'ns ! an expenditure for clerk hire and other expenses of tbo olllce of $15,000. Socretnr } of State La Pallette of West Vir ginia reports annual collection of fees , $10- 000 and olllce expenses , including salailcs , $8,000. Prom Wisconsin Secretary of State Casson reports expenses , annually , $25,000 and onlj $10.000 fees collected , jet a better showing than Is made b > Nebraska Sccretaij of State Lcscuer of Missouri re ports fees collected annual ! } $115,000 and olllce salaries and expenses $15,500 Iowa breaks about even , but the office In charge of Secretary of State Dobson receives In fora airutllj $13,81128 and disburses In salaries and expenses $11 CJ'J. W ) oiling does not do so well Her appro priation for the last biennlum was $4,500 and fees received , $074 45. Colorado is a state that is entitled to the championship medal for shrewd financiering In the ofllce of secretary of state The bien nial receipts of this office are renorted at $21fi,841 72 , and expenses at $108,000. But the expenses Include $8,000 or $10 000 In sal aries of deputies In other offices , > et even this ari.ingeirent leaves the snug profit to the secretary of state's office of $138,841.72 for the bicntilum. Ihcso Illustrations are given out by Sec retary of State Porter for the purpose of showing what might bo done by the office over which ho has control , provided the nec essary assistance was granted by the legis lature. Such systematic financiering Is far ahead of cutting down a few salaries of clerks and heads of state institutions. In Minnesota the average charge for filing articles of Incorporation is $50. In Ne braska the fee Is only from $1 50 to $3. VCCOMMOIIATION TltAIN AVIi On > I\crptloii , Ks- 011 IK * I ii J u r > . PONCA , Neb , Fob 20. ( Special Tele gram. ) The regular train of the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha railway met with an accident between here and New castle about C 30 this morning , the passen ger car and one empty box car being wrecked and burned. Seven passengers were on board , hut all escaped Injury excepting Mike Waters , a traveling man , whose feet and hands wore badly burned. Will Kiit NcliriiNltu Pooil. FREMONT , Peb. 20. ( Special ) The Fre mont business men will hold a homo fac tory exhibit In the Mat > onlc building on March 1 , 2 , 3 and 4. Porty different manu facturing and business concerns have signi fied their Intention of making exhibits Pro- mont chicory coffee seasoned with Nebraska sugar , bread and cake from Premont flour , Prcmont potato chips and Premont pickles will bo served free to all who como during the exhibit. On the evening of March 4 there will bo mui > Ic and addresses at the opera house. The exhibit Is being exten sively advertised and a fine display Is con fidently expcctel. AVI 1 1 lli-Klii IMouliu ; Soon. FREMONT. Fob 20. ( Special ) The warm weather of the past week Is dlylng up the soli in good shape. The ground Is , moist anil will bo In good condition for spring plowing soon. The roads are diylng out rapidly. In the country thcro are thousands of bushels of corn In cribs and on the ground. All fanners who can do so ro holding their com for better prices The dry winds are making much of It maiketablo that was cribbed when wet. In Saundera county It la reported that a majority of the formers arc burning corn for fuel. COIIT < N of IJtiTj One , HOLDREGE , Neb , Peb 20 ( Special. ) The Union revivals still continue and the in terest IB unabatlng Every claia of business and piofusslon has had members of Its ranks added to the great army of Chrli > tlan workers. Wednesday night the meeting was led by two lawjeis icccntly converted and they both made earnest , eloquent plena to their unconverted friends to join the ranks of the Christians. About 325 have been con- v cited elnco the meetings started , Major Cole has gene to McCook to hold meetings , but the work dors not stop hero , I'repiire for hprluir I'lirinliiK' . NELSON , Neb. , Feb. 20 ( Special ) The prcpaiatory work of farming hna already he- gun In Nuckolls county The winter haa been most favorable There have bean but two weeks of anything like cold weather one period about Thankt'slvlng and the other from January 23 to 31 , at which time- the mercury reached 10 degrees below zero , No enow has fallen , but the ground is In prime condition owing to the heavy late rains The outlook In tli In county for a big crop Is better than It has been at tha ! reason ( .Inco 1891 , rinil Him < : iillf > or AHMIIUH. NEBRASKA CITY , Peb , 20 ( Special Tele gram. ) The case against Joseph Snjder , the Dunbar saloon kecpar , charged with assault with Intent to do bodily harm oc cupied the attention of ths district court today. The Jury , after about two hours' deliberation , returned a verdict of guilty of simple assault and buttery , Snyder en tered Into u recognisance for hla appear * ance before ( ho court next week , when he will receive sentence. Mv 't nt .Nor full.ixt Month , NBLIQH , Neb , Peb. 20. ( Special ) By or. der of District Commander Stafford a meet ing of the district encampment of the northeastern - eastern Nebraska Grand Army of the He- public has been called by Adjutant T. P , McCarty to be held at Norfolk March IS. At tbla time the place and date for holding If you don't believe it yousc better J rend deso in ices dey ain't nowhere else but nt my dad's Oxfoid Hush 4 oz. t0c ! Dill's Host -I 07. . l5o ! Quill -I or. . i0c ! root's Diemn OZ. H.C ) I'rliife Itoynl , 07. . 200 I.ticKy Strike 4 oz. 2"c l.ono .Tnt'k oz. flOc I/ifnjotte oz. JJOc HiiKlo IVilquo Mixed oz. IKio KiiK'lo Cnrnndlsh oz. 2t"o Kaplc lUiil'q 13yo oz. 20c Di'tn Klinl of pi Ices Jnst innlce- some fellers I know so nick oh my womln't iley HKe to step on mul 1404 DOUGLAS. the annual reunion will be fixed nnd dis trict officers 'elected. The district organiza tion of the Women's Relief Corps will meet nt the same time nnd place. I'UMHPM ' rntt'iict'H on I'rlNoncr * . PICRCE , Neb. , Peb. 20. ( Special Tele gram ) Judge Robinson dismissed the jury nnd adjourned court until Tuesday of next week this evening. Lew Davidson , charged with statutory assault , was found guilty cs charged and will bo sentenced next week. James Raw back , charged with burglary , was acquitted. The Jury In the Frank Brougham case , after being out all night and today , brought In a verdict of assault and battery and he was sentenced , to thirty dajs In the county jail , nroughnm planted 101 shot In Ernest Roscberg's body on No vember 28 and peppered several other men and the general Impression was that he would get nt least five years In the peni tentiary , hut Attornos Cones and Ilarnhart made strenuous pleas and labored bard for the prlsoie- maintaining temporary In sanity for the defendant. Convert n Dozen at llvrr.i Mi M'COOK , Neb , Feb. 20. ( Special Tele gram ) McCook Is In the midst of n re ligious revival , that threatens to exceed any thing ever before experienced , In five meet Ings there have been fifty-nlno conversions , nnd Interest Is rapidly growing. Major Cole Is the evangelist in charge , and he Is being assisted by the local Protestant pastors and by Dr. W P. Rlngland of Hastings. Mm-li SIKiM < NN ul CliM Center. CLAY CENTER , Feb. 20 ( Special ) - The prevailing grip hni claimed several pa tients In nearly every family In this locality The past week three of the teachers of the public school were at homo on. account ot it , as well as many of the pupils. Substitutes have been in demand In almost every bus ! ness house , on account ot this sickness. No cases hove proved fatal ns jct. % t' 'il 11 IjiirKvi" Sior'r. NELSON , Neb . Feb. 20. ( Special ) Messrs. J , C. Smith d Sons company , mer chants ot this city , will as soon as the w either permits , begin tht ? erection of an addition to their utoro buiming " 25x100 feet and w ill add fifty feet to their prfesjnt build- Ing. The Increase In the volumeof theii bublness demandb this Increase of room. Vni'stfil for Slfillliin llhli-s. FREMONT , Neb , Feb 20. ( Special Tele gram. ) Frank Halnes was nrrestjcd here this afternoon on the charge ot breaking Into n freight car und stealing a wagon load of hides belonging to Turner & Hoebner. The hides were found at a store in Omaha where ho had sold them. Haines came here from Montana last fall. Iti-ilial .Mc'rtliipTH sit Qril. ORD , Neb , Feb. 20. ( Special. ) Revival meetings are In progress at the Methodist Episcopal church Under Hys leadership of Miss Phillips , who Is a forcible and earnest speaker. Great Interest la being manifested In the meetings and quite a number have signified their intention of leading a new life. 1'iiuiiiTuo C'arN of Corn. ST. EDWARD , Neb. , Feb. 20. ( Special ) Hy far the largest shipment of grain from this section of the country -went out of here Wednesday. A special of twenty-two earn went out In the afternoon. Notwithstanding thlo shipment , from blx to ten cars are alto shipped dally. \ \ \OMIMJ S13 % VTi : Snvi'S COI.HMAV Context from IIlK Horn Count } Settled on Minor Iri'i-Jiillai ItlcN. CHEYENNE , Wyo , Feb. 20 ( Special Telegram ) The Wyoming state senate todaj unse'ated Senator W. D Pfckctt , democrat of Dig Horn county , and seated A. L Cole man , republican In his place. Die special committee of the senate appointed to conduct the trial of the- contest reported that the committee had examined the poll books and ballots uccil in the recent election In I3lg Horn county , and had examined the registra tion lists made prloi to tllo election. The result of this Investigation was shown In districts of the county , In all of which va rious Irregularities and technical errors arose In conducting the election , presumably through the ignorance of the election and icgUtratlon officers , this being the flret elec tion held In the county. No question was raised by either the contestant or contc tco as to the regularity ot the election held In the other clxtccn precincts In the county. The committee found pjeclally that there was no evidence of fraud found In the con duct of the said election , cither upon the part of the contestant or the contestee. The committee also found that nftcr correcting the vote cast in the tmld county , as set out in thU report , that the contestant received 170 legal vcte.i nnd the contestee 461 legal votes ; and that the said contestant was duly elected. The house committee of the whole con tinued Its dibcuiJon of the general appro priation bill The recommendation of the bill for $55,000 for ch.nrltahlo and | enal In Etltutlons was cut to 550,000 , The bill wa < then ordered cngrocsed As the npproprla tlcn bill leaves the house It appropriates the following contingents for state officers Gov ernor , $1,000 ; secretary of state , $3,750 , auditor , $3,250 , tieamrer , $1,500 ; buperln- tendent of : hoolo , $1,400 , expense of regis ter , $1,800 ; attorney genwvl/l ( 250 ; atatc engineer , $3,000 ; assistants ! tn etate engl neer , $3,000 ; Inspector of mini it $1,000 ; live stok commission , $3,000 , appraising land's , $1,800 , chirltnblc and penal Institutions , $50- 000 ; printing olilclal reports.41,900 ; care of Port McKlnne } ri'scrvntlonV'SZ.GOO The houae Indefinitely postfjofted considera tion of bill No 150 , appropriating $8,000 for a Wyoming exhibit at I'm' Tnuismist'Uuippl Exposition , thin with otnef'f bills being slaughtered In the concluding Jliour3 of the ' ' 1 session. _ In the bcnato the "revlfjcu" bill came up on bccond reading Mr trots , democrat moved that the bill bo pant IfacK to the house for pioper alteration IirWfVl'th& bill had been sent to the fanate bVtatr clerk of the liouuiwltli an amendment lacked to It undei very suspicious clrctiniEtatK'fsl < especially In view of the fact that tlir illlll Jinil been be fora the senate the day boforuiand bore no trnctH of the purported ' nme/mlment. / Mr Cross' motion was lost and he then cited the constitution to dhow that two of the lawyers who composed the revision committee - tee were disqualified to act having been mem- berp of the legoloturo Which created the communion After a motion to Indefinitely postpone the bill had bcpji lent It was opdcrul to third reading and will undoubtedly br pasted. Si-nil Slonr to rolorinlo. PkAWLJNS , W0 , Pob. 20. ( Special Tele- gram. ) James McI'Uerson , owner of the Raw Una sandstone quarries , has closed a largo contract for stone from a Denver firm which will bo used In the construction of new buildings at Denver and Colorado Springs. On 11 on MIIlN Curtail I'roiliirllnn. LAWUKNCB. Mam. , , Fcb..20 , The Pacific cotton mills hero v. Ill begin curtailing pro duction Monday. HAY NOT PROSECUTE MOORE Ex-Auditor Likely to Escnpo Any Annoying Criminal Proceedings , BONDSMEN ANXIOUS TO SETTLE AMICABLY .Now MiiKliiK mi HITort to hccmc Hie MIxNliiK .fU.'t.OOO mul HcliulmrHC the Mati. to Save Their Principal. LINCOLN , Peb. 20. ( Special ) Nothing was done to-dny In the mntte-r of the short age of ex-Auditor Eugene Moore. Deputy Attorney General Ed . P. Smith said that nothing would bo done In the premises until after Monday. The htatcmcnt had been made by a nuinbci ot papers that prosecu tion would be begun Inside ot two da > a , In cnso the money was not forthcoming , but It appears to have been decided to give the bondsmen of Moore moro tlmo In which to ialso the money , $23,000 , that Is lacking In the treasurj. The bondsmen are exceedingly anxious to settle the matter "amicably , " whatever that means Police Officer Dill was on the carpet today before the excise board. The chaigo against him was that he had secured permission to remain away from the charily ball given by the police and fire departments of Lincoln Thursday evening , on account of the death of a relative , but had the eamo evening gone to a disreputable dance on Tenth street. Major Griham appeared to preys the charge against Dill , and was In favor of lomovlng him from the force The excise board gave him a laj-off for fifteen days. The conference of the Seventh Day Ad- ventistb was well under way today. It is being held nt College Vlow , a suburb of this city. The prcgram today consisted of tht. reading of the president's address , the re ports of committees and reports fiom workers In various foiclgn lands The address of the executive officer reviewed In brief the v.ork done by the denomination since the con ference of two } cars ago and urged the mem bers to greater effort In the work In hand The raidlnil doctrine of Seventh Day Adv - v enlists Is foi ml In their name. They are observers of the seventh day , or Saturday. PS ths Sabbath , and are firm believers In the second ecmlng of Christ But they de sire to he placed on record as having no sjmpathv with the class of Advenlists who set time for this event to occur. They say- that there are bible evidences Indisputable to prove that the coming of Christ Is near at hand , and wlllo those' who arc really look ing for him , will know approximately when It will DC , they do not believe that the day and hour has been revealed , or Indeed evei will be. Cora Conn swears that "Cheycuno Kid , ' other name unknown , stole , took and carried away a icvolvcr belonging to her , which was valued at $12 , and a warrant Is out for the western gentleman "Chejcnnc Kid" Is a tin horn gambler who was lun out of town some tlmo ago , but has seen fit to come back to his old haunts. The police are looking for him. _ l\\12STIfi\TI3 ST1TI2 OPKICIAI.S. Iti-Holiitlnii of I.arKC niiiifiiNlmiH III Sim 111 llnUotn Si-ni ( < - . PIERRE , S D , Feb. 20 ( Special Tele gram ) In the fcenate today Palmer Intro duccd a resolution , asking for the appoint ment of a committee to investigate all the acts of state officials from the settlement with North Dakota to the close of the Taylo- ilrnl A numbei of new bills were Introduced , the pilnclpal among them balng a new np portlonmcnt bill , to create llenb for paitlco sinking artesian wells and a general appro priation b'll A bill to restore the Mllielte homestead to Mrs 'Mlllottc ' was made a spc cUl order for next Tuesday. In the Louse now bills were Introduces ! to provide for collection of delinquent personal property tax , and gcncial education bill and to pa } men and officers who served In the Indian trouble of I SOD and 1&91 Senate bills were passed to prevent the use of the American flag for advertising puipobes , and for a division of county and township taxes. The rest of the day was put In In n fight over the icBolutlon to appoint a commltfp to Investigate the Ta > lei investigation and all Btatc officers The republicans were bup- portlng in amendment to make the commit tee consist of the governor , attoiney gcncial. public oxamlnei and land commissioner while the populists insisted on the oilglnal -evolution , lo have the committee appointed from the outside. A compromise to make the committee consist of one man from each political party of the htato was made a spe cial order foi Tuesday. r.lrcl Their OlIlclTH. VERMILL1ON , S. D , Feb 20. ( Special ) At a me-tlns of the Clay County Agrlcultuinl and Mechanical association the following of ficers were elected J. fi Jones , president , C E , Prentls , vies president , C W Trent , secietar } ; 0 H. Harrett , ire-aaurer. 'Ihe board of dlrectois of the organization are Nels Hanson , Chi Is Christiansen , Gnrflcld ; Ole Olcson jr , Mlckling , L A Lai BOH , Lincoln ; H Gumlcrson , D Powell , Vcrmll- lion , Ge > ergo Rlchardbon , Riverside ; T C Williams , J M Cleland , Spirit Mound , P W. Peterson , Pralile Center ; Fred KnuUon , Pleasant Valley , W , A Collar , Vermllllon ; E. H. Mnucr , Falrvlew. Sl'llH TWO 1'aillOIIH ( il t > J llOllllllN. HURON , S D , Feb. 20 "Sir Hugo" and "Mlsj Muffet , " two famous greyhounds , have been shipped to William Diittoii , Fan FrancUco. laving been sold to him by I'ojncl ft Hunter , properletors of the Columbine Kernels here 'iheso grcjhounds arc of excellent btraln and among the fleetest in this country , they made fine records In contestb at the International Courelng meet heic tlneo } ears ago , and also In the Ameri can Waterloo cup contest hero last full win nlng tome of the best prizes. They will bo entered in coursing contests this season In California and along the Pacific ccatt. Tn % < COIIIIIIIII | | > N OrKiinl/cil. PIKRItn , S D Peb -Special ( ) Arti cles of Incorporation have been filed for the Thompson Lumber company at Vermllllon , with a capital ttoeli of $15,000. Incorporators - raters Myron I ) Thompron , Orvlllo J ) Thomp.en and Elon C llarton , all of Ver mllllon For the Mlnnehaha Mill company , at Hot SprlnsH , with a capital of $15,000 Incorporatonsi Victor 12 Peterson Gharle.1 A Petcrcon and William L , Judklns , all of Hot Springs , HUH ii Mtnl ! of nn ( Irooilnn , VERMILLION , S D. , Peb. 20 ( Spnclal ) Severn ! excellent and nro specimens were added to the museum of the State university last iummcr as a result of the expedition made Into the Had Lands by Prof. 3 E. Todd , the state geologist , and h'a party. Prof. ToJd has recently finished up some photographs which wrra taken frcm speci mens foiiti'l. 'I ho rarest of them all U a ultull of orcodon major found alone Tut key creek In the Had Lands. There's been a great ilcnl of tnlk about the1 police but Drox L. Shooinan Is prc- paied to say tlintafterputtltiBon tliotlls- gtilsc of n detective anil doing the po lice district that thcro Isn't near the chance of getting your money's wotth V anyuhere else ns at his shoe store- sonic more $2.00 shoes In the broken lots of misses' shoes to go nt ? 1.-0 j lace or button square toe the misses' cloth top $2.00 shoes cut to ? t.IS aio the beit bargains In town nil biokcti lota must go. | Drexel Shoe Co. , I 1410 FARNA.M ST. A SlsJSleialoiBlGffii iSWS MUSIC. The composition of opera by Americans for production In their own country Is an achievement - ment of very recent date. The flint per formances of opera In this country , Icso than 100 } ears ago , vvero given b > Italian fcliiKciu , of Italian music. In the Italian language In England , ballad operas , which were col lections of songs Interspersed with dialogue , were popular and led to the operettas com posed h } Dnlfc , and lirgor worka by Wal lace In this country there hnxo been nu merous attempts at the composition of grand opera. The Itlccl hrotheis In the early pirt of this century compotcd an Ilnllnn opera Some fifteen } cara ago Piederlo Grant Gleason , a Chicago miibiclan , eomposcd a grand opera biped upon tie downfall of Montezuma and the Artecs Some of the music has been performed In concert , but the work , upon being examined by the Anierlctn Opera company , proved PO Imperfectly adapted to stage piodtictlon that no attempt was made to produce It About twelve jc.irs ago Silas G. Prntt , then of Chicago , com posed an oi > cra called "Xcnobla , " and pro duced It under his own direction with a comptny , which consisted mostly of ama teurs. The opera scored u moderate success , but has not been able to gain adniis ° lon to the repertories of any of the regular grand opera companies. Mr. Pratt's music Is at times melodious , but his Intense desire to bo original causey him to Introduce an un- naturalncss Into his music , which deprives It of whatever chance It might otherwise have of popular favor , llrurio Ocar Klein of New York , ono of the moat thorough mual- clans In this country , composed an opera onlj a few years ago , and after tijlng In vain to gain for It a proluction In Hi's coun try , took It to Herlln Thcro It was produce 1 In the German language by the Impcriil Opel a company and achieved the greatest iuiccp"6 of any imHcil composition evur written by an Amcilcan citizen Last yeir Walter Uamrosch piodnced at the Academy of Music Ills opera , "The Scarlet Letter" which , hj the way , received Its Hist full rehearsal in this city , Mr Damroach Is one of the few composer's In the world's history who has had at his command as proprietor and manager a great opera company. Mr DamroMh has been reared and educated In an ultra-Wognerlan atmosphere , and he has Inhaled to much of the subtle spirit of the master of Hnjreuth that It U well nigh Im possible for him to think or write In any other than the Wagnerian stylo. As n icsult of this the simple story of the New England woman has received an expression ns heroic and Intensely dramatic an that which Wag ner , after twenty } cars of herculean effort , considered suitable for a drama , and in which heroes and gods were the dramatic personac Mr. Damrosch's opera was produced with all the resources at his command , and made n fair success. * * * Thcro are a number of other composers In this country at the present tlmo working upon giand operas which they hope to live to see produced Some of them are } oung and may live long enough. In the field of light opera success has been more easily attained At the time when Gilbert and Sullivan produced "The Pirates' " and "Pinafore" grand opera was being sung In English by the Emma Ab bott and ona or two other companies. The success of the Gilbert & Sullivan opera stimulated other librettists and other com posers to direct their efforts Into the same line of composition , and as a result a num ber of decidedly inferior works appeared for a short time before the footlights. lie Kovan was the first real American com- possr of light opera to produce a work which had sufficient merit to give It any thing llko a permanent existence. His "Robin Hood" and "Roo Hoy" are among the best of their class , and his "Mandcrln , " produced this season In New York and last Monday for the first tlmo In Chicago , shows that lie U able to maintain the high stand ard which he established In those earlier works. Victor Herbert , for } cars a 'cello player In Now York orchestras and a com poser of music In the classical forms , has recently turned his attention to light opera His "Annalas , " written foi the Hcston Ideals , was a moderately successful effort , but had the unfortunate characteristic of being midway between light and grand opera , and , therefore , neither ono thing nor the other His "WUard of the Nile , " per formed last week at the Crclghton , IB one of the most satisfactory light operas that has over been written. The music was full of merit , the harmonies are oillnnl , the rhthms striking and decide 1 , the ensemble effects full of po-ver , the writing for the voice/5 wonderfully vocal , and the orchestra tion such as could como only from the hand of ono who has had the largest experience and obtained the most comprehensive and accurate knowledge of the great Instrument of Instruments "The Wizard of the Nile" Is good music united to a thoroughly re spectable plot and cntcitalnlng dialogue , and may well ecrve as a model to composcm ambitious to make a KUCCCES in a line of mutlcal composition which appeals readily to all the people , * Tomorrow evening at the Auditorium In Chicago the Metropolitan Opera company will begin a ecason of four weeks of grand opera In German , French and Italian , In no other company In the world Is such a galaxy of great artlsta to bu found. Italy , Franco , Germany. England , Poland , Spojn and the United States have each contributed ono or moro great arllstu Among the names known wherever the best In music Is known are the following McFdames Calve , Man- telll , Englc , Lltvlnno , Olltzka , Dauermelster , LIIH I elunann and Emma Eames Story , .Meiura Jean de Ileszkc , Sallgnac , Edauard do Heazke , Crrmonlnl , Vabchettl , I.aiyallo , Itlspham , D'Aiiblgne , Von Hulbcnet , Paul Kallsch and Plaucon The conductors are Signor Manclnrlll , Signer Iluvlgnanl the composer of "Tho Plower Girl" and Anton Heidi It Is not likely that Omaha will have any opportunity to hear any of these great works thU season. U costs too much to bring a company hero , and the past has lul man- agerti to believe that there aru not enough people hero who will patronize buch per formances to make It a Hafo venture The reception which the Nordlca concert received needs , only to be repeated a few times to encourage managers to try It again , and 4f they do It will bo worth while to receive them royally. Last Sunday an outline appeared In this column of a post'lile plan for the manage ment of tbo muflc'al department of the TratiBinlsaltBlppI Expedition. Many favor able comments have come to the notice of the writer and also some objections. It was pot oxpccted that the plan would bo In fallible and crltlclfn U always welcome One objection lulseclwss that the vocal ro- Eojrcca of the surrounding country are not sufficient to furnUh a chorus suitable for Biich a great enterprise. That is a quint Ion of fact , not of theory. It can be determined only by actual Investigation , and one of the first utepe for the musical department of the exposition to take should be to canvas nil this tcirltory nnd sum up Its mourccsj There are many choruses now organized ; others probably could bo If the slimers exist and they vvero made to feel tlutt they might become parts of n gieat enterprise In whlcU they could take pride. utrr nil the UKomcm had been determined Hint could bo counted upon , the program for the entire peilol ot the- exposition could bo made out , tlav for day , week for week , anil the music allotted to the various svcletlcB so that each should be prepired on that to bo performed dm Ing Its visit hero. Ot cotirfo It will bo necos'vuy to begin early In order to accomplish thU and it will mein a lot of work. There will bo much traveling nnd much correspondence. Whoever ma'ies ' the programs will need it broad outlook upon the field of musical composition , choral , or chestral and solo One ot the mo t delicate elements In the whole matter will bo the election of miiolo which will DC Intel eating , not enl ) to these who aic to learn It and perform It but to these who are to hear It The progranm must bo ruch as cm bu put on fie market and command a pi Ice Ailisttc success anil financial failure frequent ! } go hand In hand , but the failure Is remembcicd longer ami finallv lips the bolaiue If there an- not In this legion of country nufllclent vocal resources for a great chorus , there i plent } in thlo city ami ncir It for n small oneiy of 200 voices which mn do work that cverj one could well be proud of , and with a flnu orchestra , band , anil soloists , there need bo no fear foi the ex cellence of the musical portion of the ex position's manifold attractions. HOMEH MOORE. Musli-nl llfiitlon , Mr Wilhelm Mm Her , the organist , Is playIng - Ing nt the First Congregational church dur ing the nbBsnco of Mrs Ford Encouiaged bj the succe s ot Its Hist ef fort in producing "Pluutore , " the Mendels sohn Choral sncli'lj has roneltidi'd to con- tlmiD its v.ork along this line and has se lected the"Chlmc'i of Noimandlo" for Its next public presentation While the ontlro cast has not jet been definite ! } fixed , re- hnarsals will begin at once The pupils of Miss Martin gave a vei } suc cessful plam recital last Wedncsdaj ovcnliiR at hei rcdldcMice , T12 North Thli ty-clghth btiect The rooms wore picttlly decorates ! with pilms , lilies und cut flowers and the piogram of eighteen ntinbeisasenjojed by all Thos" who took pirt wereMisses Nellie Dillon , Eslhei JOIL ! OII , Ge-oigla Wld- clui. May Smith , Watt \niia Cunningham , Lotta liuimas llimlcttu Fries , Drenla Itlaclc , Master Mailcn Dillon and Mi. J. S. Dillon. Mine Camilla Uiso , who will be heaid at the Crelghton theater March 4 , passed her childhood In the fainoU1) city of Nantes , on the Loir , Fiance. Her father was a lluto plajerand also the organist of the Church ot the Holy Cross. Her mother was a well known finger. When she was I joars ot ago she began to accompany her father to the theater and would fit by ! ih side In the or chestra. Every cvenliK In theorchcstia listening to grand opera and the greatest , vocal artists In Prance and ever } Sunday in the organ loft was certainly n school from which naught hut an artist could be grad uated Mine. Urso Is an aitlst and her visit to Omaha will constitute the next great mus ical cvont of the season. I-OOT OP WIJT SMUV WVOlll'NO. IVlll'N of SlTlllllM IiOSNI-N Of S < n 'U Ilk CllHCll < - SllOlClIIHlN. . UAWLINS. Wyo , Feb 20. ( Special Tele gram ) Nearly a foot of heavy wet snow fell yesterday and today Tonight the weather Is cleai and cold , with a slight nortli wind. Should the biiow ciust range losses will bo heavy , especially sheep , as they aie weak and losing flesh from lack of food. The snowfall was heavier east between hero and Liramle. Several heavy losses on the range In the rastcin pait of this county nrp already reported. HUHON , S. D , Feb. 20 fSpeclal Tele gram ) Snow In this section has again blockaded the railways and no trains In op out of hero today , end trains which left jcbtcrday afternoon failed to reacli their destinations Ilecaubo of the blockade Sen ator Kyle nnd party failed to arrive , ami friends Intending to glvo him a reception called It off , PIERRE , S , D. , Fob 20 ( Special ) Stock men who have como In from different portions tions of the range country the past few days report thawing weather , and the range almost clear of snow. Most of them are enthusiastic ovn the outcome of the win ter. Parties have rome In from the Whlto river country on the couth , the Had river range through the center of the range coun try , and from Ciconno ! river on the nortli , nnd from the neighborhood of Lower Hrulo agency , southeubt of hero. Whllo some ot thorn have been doubled with HIIOW up to a few dajs ago , they 010 satisfied that the present thaw will pull them through all right. They are counting on the good uliapo In which tliolr cattle have como through the winter to glvo them nn advantage over less fortunate portions of the country In the spilng and glvo them a good profit on their cattle. The only complaint of loss haa been from the ravages of gray wolves , which have destroyed a number of cattle In different sections. Sen ! Free to IMIVMAX IIISCOVIHIS A MAIIKAIIM ; IIIVIIDV : ; FOR LOST VK.OIl. Sniiipfi-H Will lie St-nt Pre. . to All Wlin Wrlti ! for It. .Inn P Johnson of Ft Wayne , Ind , , after battling for yctiru ag.ilnHt Hiu mental anil physical Buffering of lo.st manhood , hati found the exact remedy that curta the trouble. Ho IH gn.inllng the Ferret carefully , lint It willing to Eciul ii Hnmplc of the rmdlclno tn all men who suffer with any form of Hoxual wenlcneKS resulting from youthful Ignor.inre , premature. IOHH of memory anil strength , weak back , v.irlcocelo nnd emaci ation. The remedy has a pecnll.irly unite- fill effect of warmth and HI emu to act ill- iictly blvlnh' needed strength ttnil develop ment vvhcrevcT needed 'Iho remedy cureil Mr Johnston completely of all thu Ills and troubles thut ( onto from liars of mlmiro of tbo nuturnlly ordained functlona ami la uulil to be absolutely reliable In every cuke. A request to Mr Jas P Johnston , Drx 1010 Ft. Wayne , 1ml , stating that you would llko .1 K.unple of his ii-nuily for mm will bo compiled with promptly uiU 10 < hniK < > whatever will bo aslud by him , Ilo In very much InUrented In spreading tbo nowH of tblu Kfi'iit remedy and hu l careful to Bend the H.unple Hccunly sealed In u perfectly pluln package HO that HH recipient IK id lutvu no fiur of crinbarratiiiinent or publicity. . , Headers are requested to vvrltu without delay.