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8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SATURDAY , JtAUCII 20 , 1808.
STOCK EXCHANGE HEARING Cue Befora Oommltsioner-ln-Ohancery Bat- tin Hcsumts Its Grind. nSTIMONY IN BEHALF OF DEFENSE Communion Men Explain the Object * and Method * nf Their OrnnnUn- tlon. nnil Show the IleneOlB Shipper * Hecelvc. The South Omaha Ltvo Stock exchange yes- < erday afternoon begtn the Introduction of It * tcfltlmony before Exaralner-ln-Chancery Dtttln of the federal court In the case In- etltutcd against It by the government. This ll the oult wherein the exchange la attacked on the grounds that It Is a monopoly In violation lation of the Sherman anti-trust law and that It hinders Interstate commerce. The government Is therefore seeking to tujoln Its further operation. When the suit was Instituted It became ap parent that the testimony would bo of ctn- Iderablo quantity. Judge Munger of the federal court ordered , therefore , that It be taken before an examlncr-ln-chanccry. and presented to him In transcript form. In pur suance of this order the government Intro duced Its tcstlmctiy during February , con suming about a week. On this testimony It Bought to obtain the Injunction , but the live etock exchange asked time to give Its testi mony. It was given twenty dajs to do this. The hearing In court warj fixed for April 5. The hearing yesterday afternocn com menced at 2 o'clock and lasted until almost 6:30. : although only two witnesses were ex amined. The government was represented by United States District Attorney Sawyer nnd Special Attorney Gathers. The lawyers for the exchcnge were Attorneys Swltzler and Mahoney. The first witness called was Levl Cox. a stock comml' lon man of South Omaha and a member of the exchange. TESTIMONY OF MR. COX. Mr. Cox Rave a brief history of the ex- chM\ge \ and explained that It had been started to do away with the evils and dishonesty which had gotten Into the Hvo stock business of South Omaha. Its so.le purpose is to promote honesty In the founlneos nnd to carry on the buying and selling 01 tock In llio beat and speediest way. Its mem- bershlp now numbers about 201 , some ninety of whom are not commission men , but farm- cro. buyers and shippers. All the rulce of the exchange , said Mr. Cox , have been found to bo good nnd are well liked by almost all buyers and ohlppers of stock who do business In Scuth Omaha. Upon cross-examination Mr. Cox said that the rules of the exchange had not been for mulated entirely among commission men. The shippers had mot been called In to help , but they dad been frequently consulted. TJie rates of commission fixed by the exchange have proved very catlsfactory. "All shippers with whom I have written or spoken about the. rates object to a less rate , " declared Mr. Cox. Mr. Cox Inolsted that this objection was not duo to the fact that the shippers did not llko competition , but only because the prices were thought to bo about right for the scrv icea of the comnilpslon men. The witncsi eald , too , that the ruled of the exchange dl. not do away with competition , but admlttei that any member who broke away from tin fixed charges was likely to be punished Therefore , It Is not common for members tr cut prices. "Then Is not the exchange practically monopoly ? " asked Dlutrlct Attorney Sawyer , "No , sir , " answered the witness. "A nil- price Is fixed among ourselves for our serv Ices. We are like labor organizations wi fix our wages. I don't regard It as a monop oly. bccauco a shipper can come with stocJ and use the yards Just as freely as commie slon men. " FEATURES OF THE BUSINESS. Mr. Cox said , however , that there are omo difficulties In the way of shippers ou In the state coming to South Omaha with their stock and that It Is much easier to deal through commission men. They have to give a mortgage on their stock to railroads to secure freight and yard charges. The wit ness said that the commission men often helped out stockmen by loaning money. They can do that without charge and not violate any rules , but If they help to sell the BtocU they would have to charge. Mr. Cox again said that of a'.l his custo mers , about 300 In number , only one had epokcn to him against the exchange. They all know the main rules of the exchange. They know the one which makes It Illegal for any member to send out reports of mar ket prices by telegraph and telephone. In fact , the customers generally think that the commission men send out too much about the market by cards and papers. They want a closer corporation. Mr. Cox said , however , that the farmers did not complain about the commission men giving out too much about the condition of the market to them. The witness explained that the USD of the telrsraj-li Is barred , because It had been abused. V.'hen commission men heard of a roan who had stock to ship a " big effort would be made by all to get It. As "a result a dozen telegrams were received by the stock owner , the ccst of which would equal the commis sion , and then maybe- the owner would sell tola stock to someone else. MATTER OF DOOKAQI3. The witness also Insisted that the dockage charge Is Just and Is of great benefit to etockmen. On this charge particularly the government 'hopes ' to convict the exchange of Interfering with Interstate commerce. It Is a fee of 15 cents on each car of hogs paid for the services of a decker appointed by the exchange to determine the condition of the animals. The hogs are sold on the findings of this docker. The fee Is paid by the shipper. The government holds that the shipper secures no benefit from It , but Is practically forced to pay It before he can sell bis hogs. Mr. Cox said such A decker Is necessary In order that the thousands of hogs that como In dally might bo sold. Without ono each purchaser would have to look over the hogs ho bought and some times a half dozen men would examine them before a sale was made. Then , too. the buyer and seller would often not bo able to agree on the condition of the "hogs. " .Mr. Cox admitted that the shippers had no direct say In the appointment of the decker , die raid , however , that the com mission men were simply the shippers'agents and that If the decker did not do right the latter would withdraw their business. In this way the shipper has an Indirect part In making the appointment , "Hut since practically all the commission men In South Omaha are In the exchange what good would It do the stockmen to com plain ? " asked the district attorney. "He could not go to anybody else. " Mr. Cox replied that no stockman was Burlington for Chicago and the East take tbe Burlington' * "Veatlbuled Fly er. " Ulggeit , brightest , handsomest , moat comfortable train out of Omaha. New from end to end. Sleeping , chair and imoking can. Dining car operated on tbe European plan. Leave * Omaha , 6:05 : p. m. Arrives Chicago , 8:20 : a. m. Berth * and ticket * at JlMf Papuan \ OMAHA. forced to employ a commission merchant to sell his stock , but admitted that In the long run the stockman would not make succem- ful alc If he employed a man -who waa not a member. Continuing , he said : "Membership In the exchange Is a guar anty to a certain extent. It a member eella etock ho hss to deliver it. If he does other wise bo la expelled. If a nonmember sells stock there is nothing to compel him to de liver and ho may sell if a higher bidder comes along. A membership Is a guaranty of the honesty of the cotrnnlaalon man , be cause If he Is not honest he loses bis mem bership. " "Could you not be honest otherwise ? " was asked. "Yes , but there would bo many sharpers on the market , " was the answer , "A stockman would not have to go to a dishonest coxmieslon man , would he ? " "No. " "Then this exchange Is gotten up to pro tect the innocent ? " "Yes , sir. " Mr. Cox said that others besides members the exchange buy and sell stock at the market , but lie laid , too , that he did not " now any but members of the exchange to horn stock la being consigned. PKESIDENT MUUPHY'S TESTIMONY. Michael n. Murphy ; president of the cx- aiiKe , was the other witness called during ho afternoon. Ho has been a member of he exchange since It was organized In 1SS9. lo said that. Its rules ore like those of the IilcoRO exchange and Board of Trade. It ad been established to do away with the ormcr evils In the stock bualnees to prc- ent overcharges , short weights and to keep ut Dishonest men. Its members must bo of oed character and must Hie bonds and they re forced to be honest , since their member- hip Is at stake. All this has given to ntock- ncn confidence In the commission merchants ho are -members. Mr. Murphy Is a hog buyer for one of the lacking houses and bo was especially ques- loncd regarding the dockage fee. He maln- alncd that It uca of great benefit to the hlppcrs. He nald that the packers would be nero than willing to pay It , because tbe ockcr would then lean toward them. Ac- lordlng to his testimony some 100 cars of ogp came in dally , making the dally dock- ng fee about ? 15. The hearing will bo resumed at 9:30 : o'clock his morning. The unprecedented sale of Dr. Bull's cough ynip provokes competition ; but the people ling to Dr. Bull's cough syrup. T1IUEU MmiMS SPECIALS. lxMCH' , I/nil leu' nnil MCII'M Sliocn nt IKSo , $1.I > H unit fliJ.IIS. For Saturady shoe buyers we make an ex- eptlonal offering In misses' , ladles' and n'en's shoes shoes that , are of first stock nd workmanship shoes that wo have sold t from two to three tlmea our Saturday's .sklng prices yet they are lines we do not ntend to carry , nnd In order'to get them iut of the way quickly , wo've cut the prices o deep that even manufacturers' cost is lost Ight of. MISSES' $1.GO SHOES * 9SC. In these wo have all sizes and 'widths n both tans and blacks Just such a shoe as you would have to pay $1.60 for any- vhcrc but for Saturday to clcse them out > nly 98c. 98c.LADIES' LADIES' $1.00 SHOES ? U > 8. | I An 'excelent walking shoe hand turn sole I in black and vlcl kid lace or button coin | and opera toes the greatest value ever of- ered In Omaha for $1.9S. MEN'S 14.00 AND $5.00 SHOES $2.98. The greatest bargain over offer-fed all Izes in black only shoes that have sold readily with us at $4.00 and $5.00 but wo won t duplicate the lines so mark them to close $2.9S. T. B. NORIUS , 1 ' 1413 Douglas Stre'et. ( Ilnvo You Gold Fi-vrrf If so you want a good map of Alaska and .ho gold fields. Have you seen the beautiful map issued by The Bee ? It Is very comI plete. On sale at news stcuds and at The office for 10 cents. .AMUSEMENTS. Mrs. Musgrave's screaming farce , "Our Flat , " was revived last night at Doyd's by Coci's comedians , a company hitherto un known to Omaha. Any actress who plays Margery Sylvester hereabouts will Juovlta- bly bo compared with dainty and delicate Emily Bancker. who made the part pecu- I llarly her own. It is no disparagement to the memory of that talented woman , but rather an added credit to Miss Rachael Ford , ' to acknowledge that she stands the test very well. She is a newcomer In Omaha and has certain characteristics which lead ono to sup pose she has not been on any stage very long , but she has eminent beauty of face , an exceedingly attractive presence , an agreeable and well managed voice and manifest Intel ligence and refinement , and without doubt has also a future. Miss Anita Verne , a former member of Miss Cancker's company , plays the servant , Bella , with great enthusi asm and good comlo effect and most of the minor parts are fairly well taken. The dago specialty oMJr. McCuo Is undeniably divert , ing , but It would bo interesting to know by what license It is Introduced In the parlor scene of "Our Flat , " with the act drop corn- Ins down immediately after it. Th's bright comedy may be seen at Boyd'a this afternoon and evening. The high esteem with which the Boston- la us are held is evident In the unusual book ings at the box office for the coming engage ment at Boyd's next Monday and Tuesday of this popular opera company. This year the company Is said to bo splendidly organized with a young and brilliant chorus , a trained orchestra and with the following principal artists. Including : Barnabeo , MacDonald Mrs. Davis , Cowles. Alice Nielsen , Froth- ingham , Josephine Bartlett and others. Vic tors Herbert's new opera. "The Serenade.1 ' will be Bung during the engagement. nnuklfii'n Arnica Salve. THE BEST SALVE in the world for Cuts Bruises , Sores. Ulcers , Salt Rheum. Fever Sores , Tetter , Chnpped Hands , Chilblains , Corns and all Skin Eruptions , and positively cures Plies , or no pay required. It Is guar anteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Kubn & Co. Don't throw the paper aside till you've read the big store's ad on page C. Slap of Alimkn. A new up to date map of the Klondike country haa been issued by The Bee. Printed In colors , showing all rivers , towns , harbors , mountains , lakes and routes to the gold fields. For Bale at The Bee office and a stands for 10 cents. Only Train to Denver having BUFFET. SMOKING and LIBRARY CARS "THE COLORADO SPECIAL , " via UNION PACIFIC. For full Information call or addreea City Ticket OfflciNo. . 1302 Fxsrnam Street. II IK I ) . M'CLINTOCK Miss Emmn. ono of thr teachers of Inko nchool. yesterday after noon of spinaFmenlneltla. Pno body will bo tnken to Topeka , Kan. , the homo of her relatives , for burial. Funeral services will be held nt 3 p. m. to day ( Saturday ) nt the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williams , 1M1 Sherman avenue. Rev. Mr. McQuold of the First Methodist Episcopal church Xvlll have charge of the services. Friends Invited. EMBEZZLER UNDER ARREST Fugitive from Justice Overhauled by a Douglas County Officer. SHERIFF CATCHES AN ILLINOIS MAN JntncH William * Wnnteil nt Sprlnn * Ueld for S ten II UK * OOOO from W. L. Hodde of that 1'lnec. James Williams , for seventeen years the collctor nnd confidential agent for W , L. Hodde , a wholesale comtnkolcn broker and dealer of Springfield , III. , has confessed to the embezzlement of $10,000 from hlfl em ployer and has been lodged In the county jail to await the arrival of the officer from Illinois , who lo now on his way to Omaha. Williams was arrested yesterday afternoon by Deputies Lewis cod McDonald of the sherlR'o office and almost Immediately thereafter he told the story of his peculatlcrs. Some days ago Sheriff McDonald received a telegram from Springfield requesting him to watch for anJ arrest James Williams , pro viding ho came to this city. A description of the man was sent. Yesterday afternoon , Deputies Lewis and McDonald were walking alcng Harney street , in the vicinity of the jail , and noticed a men who answered the description of the man referred to In the telegram from the Springfield officer. They followed and upon overtaking the man asked him If his name was not Williams. He said that It was. After that he was asked If he had not formerly resided In Springfield , 111. To this replied that ho had ani that he WES tired of dodging oflicern. He added that he did not have a cent In the world and that be was ready to go to jail. Williams wad placed under arrest and taken to the ofllce of the sheriff , whcvo ha made a clean breast of the whole affair connected with his crime. He said that he was highly connected la Springfield atij that starting as an office boy with W. L. Hodde , ho had worked up the position of collector and general financial agent , having full charge of the credits and collections. He said that some months ago ho became In fatuated with a woman of the town and that after that bis downfall was swift. Ho ac quired the habit of gambling and soon hlfl own capital disappeared. After that he commenced to deal from his employer , first taking small suras and then larger amounts HIS LASJT FOUR WEEKS. Describing the method of operation Wil liams said that If a customer bought a bill of goods on credit the full amount would be charged and when collected ho would credit a small sum nnd take the balance. He could not say how much money he had thus taken , but thought that It would reach somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000 , possibly more. Four weeks ago , he said , his employer discovered that the accounts were not cor rect and fearing arrest he left Springfield , going first to the south. He felt that he was being hunted and from the extreme south he Journeyed to Kansas City , where he remained for a few days. About a week ago he came to this city and during his stay spent moat of his time about the saloons and gambling houses of Omaha , South Omaha" and Council Bluffs. At all of these places he gambled , poker being hlfi favorite game. His last $500 he said he lost In an Omaha gambling house Thursday night. After that he said that he thought of taking his own life and wouliT probably have done so if he had not been arrested. When searched at the county Jill Wil liams was found to be penniless. Asked 1 he would go back to Springfield without I i requisition papers he said : "Yes ; if you ! , will give me a ticket I will start tonight and not stop until I have delivered myself into the custody of the officer at that place. " ' While Williams expresses a willingness to , return to Illinois without the formality cf a requisition the officers will take no chsnces but will secure the necessary papers before starting with him on his return trip. Head what the big store haa to say on page 6. i Suit Over n Windmill. Another case charging infringement of n patent has been started In the federal court The Crane-ChurchlM company of this city Is the defendant and the plaintiff Is Mast Fees & Co. of Ohio. The action is brought to restrain the sale of tin "internal gear windmill , " designated as the "Ideal , " which Is being sold by the Churchill company It Is alleged that the machinery of this mil Is covered by a patent secured by the plain , tiff company In August , 1S93. An Injunction restraining the defendants from soiling the windmill In the future and damages causei by sales In the past are nsked for. The pre Hmlnary hearing is set to take place on April 13. ItcMtiinen ( Ire Importation * . Importations of sliver and lead ore from British Columbia have commenced to pass through the local customs port once more under consignment to the smelting1 works The ore Is coming' In at the rate of three and four carloads a day. For the last six weeks very little has arrived , owing to the fact that British Columbia has been visited by very severe storms , which closed the passes and effectually prevented the passage - sago of ore. It Is believed that heavy con signments will be received from now on. " The smelting works have Just shipped an other ten car.oad lot of lead to England. The Weekly Dee. The Weekly Bee and New York Trlbuna for 90 cents a year. You can have the Weekly Bee sent back to tbe old homo and advertlso tbe west and the exposition and have the Tribune sent to your address. Give your order to a carrier or leave at thla office. THIS REALTY MAHKKT. INSTRUMENTS placed on file Friday , March 23 , 1S9S : WARRANTY DEEDS. South Omaha Land company to John Pros , lots 1 to 4 , block 143 , South Omaha $ 300 Omaha Loan and Trust Company- Savings bank to M. B. Lewis , lot 2 , II. G. Clark's ( Leavenworth street ) add 3.SO ) S. H. Tnrratt nnd husband to Sarah Olmsted , lot 20 , block 3 , Monmouth Park 1,000 William Henn nnd wlfo to Jo"in Sawtca , lot 0 , bock ! 11. Brown Park. . 400 Lucy Nlcolson and husband to Theresa McCleneghen , w % nt'A 27-16-9 3.050 McGavock & O'Keefe company to Thomas Brennan nnd vtlfe , lots 37 nnd 3S , block 3 , McGavock & O'- Keefe's replat 2,103 W. H. Smltii nnd wife to Byron Reed company , e55 feet of lot 10 nnd eS3 feet of s30 feet lot lO'.A , Mflard & C.'s add , CM QUIT CLAIM DEEDS. M. W. Richardson nnd wife to E. L. Mead , lot 9 , Polhnm Place 1 R. L. Mead to H. M. Richardson , same 1 Hiram Harding and wife to J. M. Westerllcld. lot 1 , Waugh & W.'s , sub - . : . . 3,000 Somerset Trust company to Jane Tur ner , lot 6 , block 12. Shull's 2d add. . 200 DEEDS. Sheriff to J , L. Browne , lots 2 , .6. 6 nnd 22. block 1 , South Exchange Place 1,700 Same to James McWIlliams , lot C , Hall 1,100 Same to J , L. Browne , lot 7 , block (0 : lots 5 and CO. block 97 , and lots & nnd fi , block 113 , Florence 9S Sheriff to M. M. Reed , sV4 lot 10 , block 6. Horbach's 2d add 1,202 Total amount of transfers $19,673 New Fast Train Service Between Omnha anil ( he Hackles on tfte GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE TUB- COLORADO FLYER Omaha Dally ( except Bandar ) t TiOO P. M. Arrlvei at Denver , IQitfO A. M. Colorado SprUvi , lOtSO A. M. Take This Train for a QUIClTfRlP to COLORADO J"TmifHii.i' WOIIK OJf TIIB JCWW/AVATER MAI59. < h * Itlff PltM * Mar He Com menced OBtiMtnday * i The water company ojtptcts to begin work on laying a largo amoant of main as soon as the material arrives , arid It ts thought that that will be not latertihan Monday , -About ten miles of tnalne have < been arranged for .alrcart . : * . and more wlll t > e < put In before the nd of the season. iMoat of these are twenty- cur and thirty-six Inch mains , only a small iart of these contracted b lng smaller. The ororanr has 400 in en ion Its list , and sixty cams , so that when the piping comes , work 111 be done rapidly. Riafis for the new addl- lon to the pumping station at Florence are Jmcst completed. This addition Is to be of tone , llko the main building , and will con- aln another engine. Ha yd en's ad Is on page 5. SOU m OMAHA NEWS. City Clerk Carpenter waa engaged ycstcr- i'iy ' In preparing the copy for the official 'allots ' ? . The tlmo for receiving petitions ex- ired nt midnight last night and the print ers will commence work on the tickets this nornlng. In accordance with -the law 6,600 .fllclal . ballots will bo printed and as many iamplo ballots. The republican nominees ill be placed at he bead of the column , 1th the Oemocmts , people's independent nd petition candidates following In the irdc/'named. The head of the ticket la al vays given to 'the ' party casting the high st number of votes at the last election , and is Judge Port received tne highest number f vote's ' last fall , outside of Sullivan , who vas n. fusion candidate , it is held that the cpubllcans are entitled to the head of the ickct. .Vrlftou SHpH Awny. A , Nelson , who for some time peat has een conducting a small ehoe store on N treet Just below Twenty-fifth etrcet , has taappcarod , leaving his wife and family in traitencd circumstances. The stock of how had been secured from the Morse-Coo Shoo company nnd 'this firm yesterday took possecalon of what goods remained. It Is tated that Nelson owed a number of small illlu about the city , but the amount will not xcced $50. This is the second tlmo Nelson has disappeared. The first occurrence was omo time ago , when hu skipped out and wcr.'i to 'Kansas ' CKy , but returned In about week or ten days. Mrs. Nelson Is confi dent that she will hear from her husband ttforo long. Mnnngor. W. A. Schrel has been selected by the re publican city central committee to manage ho campaign and ho will devote at lea ft half of each day and every evening .to the tvork. Mr. Schrel ts one ofthe foremost of ho young republUuns and the candidate ? arc congratulating themselves that ho has been engaged to look after their interestu. \ number of big rallies are being planned and some rousing meetings will be held next week. The central committee is confident hat the whole republican ticket from top a bottom will bo elected. Xt'\v CKy 'Mlructory. The 1S9S directory for South Omaha has ust been issued by the Omaha Directory Mmpany. The book this year Is considerably bicker than the one of a year ago but the ilzo oJ the pages are the same. It la esti mated that the new directory contains the names of ever 5,000 persons , which U an ncreaao of several hundred over last year. According to the usual method of figuring , ho population cf South Omaha at this time hould be a little over 15,000. Tliomnw nlvo Wuy to Klnnr. The republican city central committee has secured the consent of Ivor Thomas to with draw his name as a candidate for member of the Board of Education ) and the name of . 3. King has been substituted for the short crm. If elected Mr. King will take his scat at the first regular meeting of the beard In May and will participate In the election cf superintendent of instruction and forty- flvo or fifty teachers. Water Service. Chnncen. Yesterday the Omaha Water Works com pany completed the work of removing the flro hydrant which was located on the West- crfleld property at Twenty-sixth and 0 streets to the curb line. This company has also just finished laying 400 feet of six and eight-Inch maine at the Omaha Packing com pany's plant. The new mains are to provide fire protection to a number of buildings rec ently erected. ; Slept In n liny Cnr. Pat Egan and John Murray are in Jail for being suspicious characters. A stock yards .vatchman found the pair sleeping In a bay car and when he ordered them to move or they showed fight. 'The ' watchman sent word to Officers Montague and Riches and the vagrants were then locked up without any further trouble. Colored Voters' Cluli. The colored voters of this city have organ Izcd an Afro-American political club with ho following officers : W. M. Mitchell , presi dent ; R. iovere , vice president ; James Can non , secretary ; J. R. Redlc , corresponding secretary ; M. Clark , treasurer. Mniclc City nomilp. The demand for sheep keeps right up wit the supply. John Schultz returned yesterday aftemoo from a trip to Lyons , Neb. Jam01 Frazlec of Columbus was a busincsi visitor at the yards yesterday. There will bo a rally of republicans a Rex hall in the Fourth ward tonltfit. Steam fittcrn commenced placing radlaton to the new exchange building yesterday. The Carney Hughes sidewalk Injunctloi case cornea up in the district court today. Democratic headquarters have been locate' ' to the Miles block over Maurer's rcstauran Ed Halpln of the stock yards office fore Is confined to bis home on cccount of Illness Tonight the democrats will hold a gran rally at Blum's hall , Twenty-sixth and I > trees. ( R. A. Hunter of Broken Bow spent yes terday In the city looking after his propcrt Interests. Billy manpan the N street mall carrier breaking In a substitute preparatory to goln on his annual vacation. It was report I yesterday that the 0 in all Gas company would Commence the laying of mains in this city Monday. Jcoeph Clsar obtained a permit yesterday for the erection of a frame dwelling at Twenty-second and Wtstreetu. The railroad tracks at Swift and Company's plant are to bo rearranged In order to accom modate the increase , in business. Dr. II. J. Aberly filed his petition yeotcrday and announced himself as a candidate for member of the Board 6t > Education. Sunday afternocn Jacob Hauck of Omaha will address a meeting of Germans at Plvonka ball , Twentyrfourth and L strets. It Is stated that the stoppage of farm work by the recent freeze caused the large receipt of hogs at the yards- yesterday and the day before. Kittle Burke bis been sentenced to twenty days in the county Jail by Judge Cbrlitmann for being drunk and disorderly and creating a diftturbcnce on the streets. Calvin and LIHio Stewart who were or- rcnted at the Instance of Mrs. A. J. Pierce and charged with stealing some bed clothing were tried in police court yesterday and dis charged. A special meeting of the King's Daughters will bo held this afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. B. Montgomery. All members are urged to be present aa m * tcfa of great Im- nortomre are Jo bo dljai cd. Time I * Money , nd "The Overland Limited" VIA UNION PACIFIC , makes 16 HOURS QUICKER ) time to the Pacific coast than any other line. For full Information call or address City Ticket Office , 1302 Farnam ( treet. * ' , Map of AUika. ' . . i- * A new op to date nip fle Klondike country ba been l * et'afth * Bee. Printed la colon. , howlni ; , rTera , towns , harbor * . RELLEY , STIGER & CO , Come Special Saturday Offerings In Ladies' and Children's SPRING UNDERWEAR AND HOSIERY I'rlee Induce on Stnndnrd Good * tlmt Miikc Iteaily IlnyerN We AnAII - thorlicd AKentn fur llntterlck I'attcriiN Itcduetlun lit I'rlco * Wo have exclusive sale In Omaha of the Munslng underwear for ladles and children- Just received our entire spring and SUMMER STOCK. AT 600 TUB MUN3INQ UNION SUITS. Perfect fit and finish , high neck , long or short sleeves ankle or knee length , ecru or white , regular "Be quality In any other make , BOc a suit. AT $1.00 "THE MUNSINd" Ladles lisle thread Union suits , beautifully finished , white or ecru , high neck , long or short sleeves , regular $ $1.50 goods , only $1.00 , "THE MUNSING" FOR CHILDREN. Union suits , best Egyptian cotton , silk trimmed , high neck , long or short sleeves , special make for comfort and wear : all sizes , Saturday EOc a suit. BARGAINS IN H09ERY. lidlcs flnei black cotton hose , Mace soles , regular 33e quality , Satruday , 25c per pair. Ladles black lisle hose , superior quality , double sole , spliced heel and toe , only 35c , 3 pair for $1.00. At 50c we have placed en our counter our entire line of'fancy hose , latest novelties , all new patterns , Saturday , EOc a pair. 'Misses fine ribbed fast , black cotton hose , Mace sole , double knee , heel and toe. a special bargain , all sizes , Saturday , 25c a pair AUTHORIZED AGENTS FOR THE BUT- TERICK PATTERNS REDUCED PRICES ON NEW PATTERNS. KELLY STIGER & CO , Corner Farnam and Fifteenth. PEIISOX.VI , I'AllAGK.U'llS. C. L. 'Day ' of St. Louis Is at the Mlllard. B. R. Thomas of 'New ' York Is at the Mil- lard. lard.J. J. B. Wallace of Hastings is a Mercer guest. J. H. Juno of Boston is registered at the Mlllard. T. W. Carter Is at the Mercer from De troit , Mich. H. L. Peters of Carbon , Wyo. , Is stopping t the ( Mlllard. Lewis Roble , a Chicago traveling man , is t the Mercer. iMr. and Mrs. Robert Kettlng of Chicago re at the Mlllard. 'F. ' D. Tell of Milwaukee is stopping at the .Illland . for a few days. J. H. Temple , a traveling man from Spo > - cane , Wash. , la at the Barker. E. W. Schley , St. Louis , and Louis Peters , STcw York , ore at the Mercer. Clay Lambert of Chicago , business manager or John Dlllcn , Is at the Mlllard. Edward S. Holaday , press agent of the ilclba company , Is at the 'Millard. ' W. N. Kctchum of Chicago , representing ilarshall Field & Co. , Is at the Mlllard. D. E. Lonabaugh , a prominent attorney rom Sheridan , Wyo. , ! s a Mercer guest. Comte C. do Salnt-Ge.-ir.aln of Paris , 'ranee ' , arrived in the city yesterday after xion. Fred tHolcomb of Rapid City , S. D. , among ho most extensive cattle owners of the ountry , is in the city. J. J. Hughes and wife of Kansas City are pending a few days in the city and are clopping - ping at the Barker. Harry Lcvlan , stage manager , and eight members of "Our Flat" company are quar- 'ercd at the Barker. L. R. Mulllnler and W. G. McFarlind of Fremont and Mrs. J. Johnson of Gretna are late suests at the Barker. Mathews and Harris , vaudevilles at the Crclghton theater next week , arrived from Los Angeles , Cal. , and are stopping at the Barker. John P. Dlossom , deputy warden of the enitentiary at Fort Madison , la. , Is In the Ity. He has been to the Pacific coast for is health. Mr. and Mrs. Ferdon , accompanied by the atter's maid , arrived In Omaha yesterday. They are on their way to Europe , where hey expect to travel for a year. Nebraskans at the hotels : John A. Wleh- crd , J. H. Cralger , Norfolk ; George Reidcr , Grand Island ; John Burt , Fremont ; A. J. Kestle , Cambridge ; W. J. Courtright , Be- trice. George L. Dower , marine editor of the New Orleans Times-Democrat , is in the city. He ' .a . a brother-in-law of Congressman Bailey jf Texas , democratic leader In the congrcs- lonal house of representatives. A. Cosh , H. W. Potter and H. H. Cloven ; he flro and water committee of the Grant Island city council , are in the city Investl- atlng the water works system here. Grand Irland Is stirred up over the water propo sition Just now and Is contemplating some changes. Charles F. Phister of Milwaukee , the head of the largest tannery In the United States and owner of the Phister hotel In the Cream Jlty , was in Omaha yesterday. .He vlsltec be exposition grounds and pronounced the work there excellent. Mr. Phister will de part for the west today. James Robinson , who at ono tlmo was the greatest bareback rider In the world , Is at ho Mercer. 'Mr. ' Robinson retired from the circus business nearly twenty years ago and yet he Is up-to-date on all equestrian accom pllshments. Mr. iRoblnson and his estimable wife now reside in Mexico , Mo. , where they own and manage a considerable estate. Modern Heavy SAFE , good ccndltlon 3x6 feet , waterproof. Price $95. K 35 , Bee. It's full of Interest the big store's ad 01 page 5. IOCAI , imnviTiis. A flro in the roof of a small dwelling housi at 2208 Twenty-eighth avenue yesterday aft crnoon burned a few shingles , but was ox tlnzulehed bcloro any damage was done. J. H. Brown , who was arrested Saturday as an alleged suspect , was discharged this morning In the police court , no one appear ing against him. Brown says his arrest was solely the result of spltework. Charles Glbaon of 215 South Twenty- eighth avenue reports to the police that his bicycle has been stolen from the hall In the Western Union building , where ho left It standing. The Identity of the thief Is un known. The police are trying to locate a man named Emery Wagcner , who la accused of burglary. He Is alleged to have forced the door of the room occupied by Albert Wroth at 407 North Nineteenth street and etolcn therefrom several articles of clothing. Awanfoi fllfhMt Honors W rM' QeM AtaUl , Midwinter Fair. ' .PR ; Nte 1.20-M. Our now departure Boys' shirt waiste. Maybe you've seen boys' waists advertised in dry goods stores at 19 cents or 23 cents or some other catchpenny figure and when you went to look at them you've found them so poor that you just dropped them and passed on to the next counter and bought the ones marked 07 cents. You won't have to do that hero. Our prices on waists will start at 15 cents. From that they will go by nickels and dimes up to $1.25 , and at. any price we quote you will find a good well made waist and you will find us just as anxious to sell you a 15 cent waist i you don't want to pay any more as we will be to sell you a dollar waist if that's the price you want to pay. Come in to day and see the new ideas in Waists and Blouses and see a stock of waists that was made up specially for The Nebraska and will be sold at Nebraska prices , which as you know are always lower than other stores get for the same quality of goods. Today , Saturday , we will offer by way of an eye- opener two hundred and fifty new style waists in Irish lawn with taped finish at 35 cents each that will cost you half a dollar in any other store in the land but here. Yes. . Half a dollar in any store in the land but here. New JACKETS We are now showing a pretty line of New Jackets in kersey , broadcloth and coverts , at $4.50$5.98 , $7.50 and $10 CHILDREN'S JACKETS , a nice assortment at 98c. $2,25 , $3,50 and $4.50 , Dress Skirts $1.98 , $2.98 atid up- Special Wrapper Sale for Saturday night , 50c and 75c. . . IVCUW&SUITCG. 1510 DOUGLAS STREET. "FORBID A FOOL A THING AND THAT HE WILL DO. " DON'T USE | , SAPOLIO DON'T PAY § 100 For a course of Medical Treatment when you con have , at nominal cost , competent treatment for CURABLE DISEASES of all kinds ut the Shepard Medical Institute New York-Life Bldg , , Omaha , Neb. SPECIALTIES ! nes and'all Dlsl eases of the Lungs , Stomach , Kidneys , Nerves and Blood. Reference , by per mission , to 5,000 cured patients. The largest medical offices and practice In the west. The Omaha lice , leading dally , says : "The Shepard Medical In stitute is entirely reliable in a profes sional and business way. Dr. Shepard and his associates have gained and fully maintained a leading reputation In the treatment of chronic diseases. The public may safely trust them. " \A/DITP For testimonials from mln- VV n I I L. Istero , teachers , business men , farmers , etc. , telling how they were cured at homo through the Mall System. Dnni"The New Treatment : How DUUlX It Cures , " Is sent free to all who write. It Is a clean medical work for the whole family to read and la of great value to all who seek better health. Book and Consultation Blanks sent free to all Inquirers. Medicines sent everywhere. State your case and send for opinion and lowest terms. Charges low. Consultation free , per sonally or by letter. Mention TMi Paper. * > SATURDAY SOUVENIR. Each lady visiting our drug store , next Sat urday i lil bo presented with a small sample bottle of choice perfume. $1.00 Stenrn's Wine of Cod Liver Oil. . . . 74o COc Syrup of Figs ( genuine ) 32o $1.00 Swlft'n Syphilitic Specific 7-1 o Me Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets32o 25o Sherman's Cold Tablets 23o COc Scott's Emulsion Cc < l Liver Oil. . . . 3lo COc Schlffman's Asthma Cure 3Jo TuC Sozodont CiOo Ma St. Jacob's Oil r.9a DOc : Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient "Wo $1.00 Tumult's Seltzer Aperient 7'Jc ' 2."c Trask Magnetic Ointment ll'o ' 40c Trask's Magnetic Ointment. . . . . . . . . 2flc lOc Undo Sum's Tar Soap 5c lOo Vaseline , plain , 2-oz. bottle 5o fiOa Viola Cream S9a 2T o Window's ( Mrs. ) Soothing Syrup , . 13c r.0c Williams. ' Pink Pills 34o $1.2. Warner's Safe Cure J > 0o $1.60 Wlno Cardul ( ilcElree's ) C4u 33c Warner's Llthlu Tablets lOo 2.'c Witch Hazel Salve 19a 3.10 Woodbury's Facial Soap He ISc Williams'-Tar Sonp Oo $1.00 Wyeth's Deef , Iron anil Wine 71o $1.00 Yale's ( Madam ) Hair Tonic and other $1 preparations , per pits. . . . COo $1.00 Yale's ( Madam ) Magical Secret nnd other $ UrO preparations $1.00 25c Zonwels * for Tectb 1'Jo Write for Catalogue. SII Kim AN & M'CO.VXF.I.I , UIUJO CO. , 1E1S DODQn ST. , OM"AIIA. NKU. ' KiUib l > Uund VrtuO. ENNYROYAL PILLS _ Original ndOBlrOeimliie. . . ArC. tlWft/l rUUblt. LADIKB UruiiUt for OtleAeilir InoNi * non /.Brand In Itc4 > n4 tffd B ltlll < l boiM , ittlai with Mtio ribbon. Take no ether , lltfuii dnstrovt u6ilfu. Ifotu anrfdnffalloiu. AiDrifct > , rmi4 k In itimri for j > utlcaUt > , leiUmonltli "Urllcr for built * " ' ( " " trrelHrn Mult 1O.OOO TritlmonUli. Kml Ffftr. Va.M < lM Bqiw > 'HIUIUA * 1M. Shoulder annul lie rendy to defend the fla ( hut rciircneiitu the inuit feitr- AN ALL le K nnd iiinxt chnrltnlile uiitluu. In WOOL ( jod'n dominion. LIGHT 1'onr Siinliil Wo i > lt > ' thro. A bit nf nyuiimthy , too , for the poor BROWN "nil' ' writer , If you iilrnxc. What ! PLAID nil iinviirulMhed tale of the bent bur- SUIT Kill" itlvlnir to a uioMt eiiNutlonal , high-colored opinion of Homo blood FOR nnd thunder Jlnuo npontlo ivuo l wrltlnir for thei yellonr Journal f Some inn-inlulit NtiKKeNt "neimntlonnl nd tvrllliiK" to ofTnel a Rood Idea. Hut TVO nre not Inclined that tvuy. Wo offer un ull-Tvool Kuurnnteed ° milt , well trimmed nnd inailito our order , for IjrJ.OO. Were we cnnullon- nlly Inclined , then our nd would be- OUT OP Kin with u heavy head line rendluir < hu l TOWNEIJS "Heaven Kent UK here to redeem man WILL kind' etc. Greatest hnrKiiln * until the FIND wnr lii-Kln * . , ' For there lire nil writ er * in the town who have bra SAMPLE euouKh to imiy no. OF CLOTH We nay y.l.OO n inlt ) atiarnntre It ON PAGE ( If you nre not judire euouKh ) to be trlctly nil wool ) worth a dollar or 5 two more. Your money buck If > ou OF OUR don't think no. Sample nnd photo cat of that ult SPRING on page 5 of our prluff catalogue. CATALOGUE If you buvea't one let know a * * we wll send yam . . , one. . , , oatwaid . , AT , - - ' - * f J- * V.V * | B- * * * *