Newspaper Page Text
OMAHA BAITA" MIS : BVKDAY , FEUIU'AHY 15) ) , 180 ! ) .
PLACE CORNELL ON THE RACK ) Legislativa Investigating Oommittes Begins Work on State Auditor. OFFICIAL TAKES THE WITNESS STAND InvrMlKntlon IlUclnxrM the I"nct Hint ( lie Method * of Keeping llooUx In the lItlr Arc Very Looxe. LINCOLN , Feb 18. ( Special. ) The legls- latlvo Investigating committee , of which Senator Prout Is chairman , began Its work toi'nr In tbe nudltir's office nnd first ex amined Mr. Cornell , making the examination of the most searching character. The afternoon was ( < pent In going through the letter files and records of the office and ucb documents UB nciimed valuable In the Investigation were wrapped up nnd removed from the office by the committee. It is cer tain now that two letters were found in the flics more damaging oven than the Palm "holdup" letter , but the committee will not make them public until some testimony Is taken from the Interested parties on this point. The examination during the forenoon showed a very loose method on the part of the auditor In keeping the accounts of tbo deportment , BOUJO parts being trusted to memory nlonc , while other accounts were kept In a private memorandum. The exam- Inera were not required to report their fees or expenses , and the auditor himself kept no record of his bills whc'n ho was out looking over the books ot companies. Mr. Cornell was called upon to give the names ot his employes In detail , Including the capacity In which they were serving In the office. Ho snld that his nephew , J. A. Simpson , F. A. Arclmrd , 0. W. Palm. R. N. Taylor , John Gllchrlst and T. J. Glllan had worked at examining companies. The latter was n resident of Nemaha county nnd the auditor could not tell for certain whether he was an Insurance agent or not. These men had made the examinations on separate commissions and had made reports to the auditor for his personal use , some of which were In his private memorandum , while some were In letter files. Not nil of the letters were In these files , as some had been destroyed. Ho did nol think ho had a com plete record ot the various commissions Issued to examiners. Ho did not consider that the examinations were for the public use , but only to satisfy the auditor that the companies were all rlcht. Mr. Cornell said that In case he himself made an examina tion ho did not consider It would be neces sary to make any written report or memo randum. OtHee I'"ollcnvn u Precedent. In answer to a question , by Attorney Bryant the auditor eald that In the manner of conducting the examinations and falling to make public the record of charges the office had followed the precedent established ) by other auditors. " 7 A great part of the testimony related to the identification of letters , documents and books In the office of tbe auditor and these ttis committee took to a private room for Inspection. Among the letters Identified by the auditor are several from Examiner Palm , the contents of which -were not dis closed to the public nnd which from the actions of the members of the committee appeared to "be " a rather rich find. The examination today was conducted In a public manner with orxm doors and the testimony was taken down by official stenographers so that there was no delay In Ilia work. The members of the commit tee present were Prout , Weaver , CurrlCj Evans and Fisher. Senator Hale was ab sent , but will > be on hand next week. The committee expects lo finish the Inspection of the records and documents so as to be able to again take up the examination of witnesses. The statement Is made that the hearings will continue to bo public. CJovernor'H Committee nt Work. The committee appointed by the governor to conduct an examination of the auditor's office held a meeting at the office of the at torney general yesterday afternoon. The committee consisted of the attorney general - oral , the land commissioner nnd the secre tary of state. The stenographer from the secretary's office took down the testimony. No specific charges had been filed with the committee and neither Mr. Llchty nor anyone ono representing him attended , It having been decided by Llchty's adherents that "this committee had no power. " Auditor Cornell was on the witness stand most of the afternoon and the examina tion was conducted by W. F. Bryant , his attorney , the state officers composing the committee also assisting to bring out the facts presenting Mr. Cornell's defense , i. Cornell first explained about the warrant ' that Deputy Pool had drawn for extra serv ices , He said it was passed upon adversely by the attorney general , but ho himself did not consider the opinion of that o Ulcer good law and he had , as he construed it , been sustained by the supreme court. He thought Pool had n right to keep the money , The supreme court decision referred to In the examination was the ono In the Irvine case , rendered twenty months after Pool drew the disputed warrant. The auditor sold that , In his opinion , his clerks , Price and Whlttaker , fully earned their money and he thought they were en titled to the extra pay given them for pack- PECULIAR POISONS. IN THK HUMAN IIOUY. . The Itfuult of Imperfect DlKCNtlou ol rood. Every living thing , plant or animal , con' tains within Itself the germs of certain de cay and death. In the human body , 'these germs of deatl ( called by sclcutlsts ptomaines ) , arc usual ! } the result of Imperfectly digested food ; the result of Indigestion or dyspepsia. Tha stomach , from abiife , weakens , does not promptly and thoroughly digest tbo food The result is u. heavy , sodden mass whlcl ferments ( the first process of decay ) polaon < lug tbo blood , making it thin , weak am lacking in red corpuselns ; poisoning th ( brain , cauelng headaches , pain in tbo eyes Bad digestion wrakcns the heart , cnuslnj palpitation and finally bringing on disease o this very important organ. Poor dlgestlca poisons the kldne-ye , caus Jng brlght'fi disease and diabetes. And thle U so be-eausc every organ , ever ; nerve depends upon the stomach alone fo ; nourishment nnd renewal , and weak dlges < tlon shows Iteelf not only In losa ot appetlti and Ilruh .but in weak nerve * and inudd ; complexion. The great English HcUntlst. Huxley , calt the best start in life U a sound utomach Weak stomachs fall to digest food properly because they lark "the proper quantity of dl' ' gvstlvo acids ( laotlo and hydrochloric ) ant ixptogeulo producta ; the meet ccnslbli remedy lu all cases of Indigestion | 3 Stuart'i Dyfcpepcla Tablets , because they supply In i pleasant , harmless form all the elements tha weak rtomarhti lack. The regular us * of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab letu will euro any form ot utomach troubli except cancer ot the tstomach. They Increase llerfi , inture pure blood ctroug nerves , bright eye and clear com plc.xlon , beeniue all thebo result only fron wbolecoruo food well digested. Nearly all di-uggl&ts tell Stuart's Dycpep flu Tablets at 0 cents full sited package o by mall by iclo lug price to Stuart Co. Marshall , Mich. , but ask your druggist first A llttlo book on dtomach dlseat > t mallei trvo. Address Smart Co. , Marshall , Mich. Ing books. He Mid Price In his e.ipH'My of ' beak clerk was ohlined to puss on the legal points In the Ironds presented nt the of fice and was a valuable man for the place. Price hnd often been cautioned not to talk politics In HIP office and to refrain from It ; eo far as pOMlble outside. The same ap plied to Whlttaker , who did his work well , nnd no money bad been pnld-out for extra help In his department. j The I'll I in Matter. As to the Palm matter thn auditor said he had Bometlmps employed Palm to make examination ! , but had never given him a permanent appointment. So far as he knew Palm was not connected with the Insurance buslucss. There was no evidence of It In the records of the office. There had been pome protects and the auditor said he be lieved that Palm's wlfo was the agent of tcvoral companies , but he did not know that Palm had any Interest In the business. Mr. Llchty had never objected on this score. The auditor said ho never had seen the Palm letter , and did not know Its contents until the fac simile was printed In The Bco. He said that about tbo middle of Jan uary ho had demanded Llchty's resignation , and later In the same day Representative Weaver of Richardson had come Into the office and In pleading lor Llchty's reten tion had said that Llchty had In his pos session a -compromising letter. In discussing this letter the auditor said he believed ho was out of the state at the tlmo when It reached the office , and he was quite Rure that on the " 2nd and 23d of December , when the letter must have ar rived at the office. Deputy Pool was also absent. He never before received a letter of this purport from Palm. Ho had In structed Palm to bo reasonable in his charges , but could not tell how much had really been charged , as no record of this was kept , the fee being retained .by . the examiner. He had never shared with the examiner in these fees. There had 'been very few complaints Ono had come from the Ancient Order of United Workmen at Grand Island , where Palm had charged about ? D5 , and the com pany thought he had put the hotel bill up higher than the Grand Island hotels charged This bill had not yet been paid. The Trav elers company of Hartford had also made some complaint. He said that there was no fixed charges fqr examining joint stok companies , and so far as he knew there was no rule In the office on this point. No record was kept ot the number of days put In by the examiners. After the examination of some documents I and letter books the committee adjourned to 9 o'clock this morning , when Palm and Simpson , the two examiners , were put on the stand. I'nlm Telia III * Story. Palm told cf his work with the coni- Iinnlos nnd said that In case ho hud to go to New York or other eastern cities ho charged as working time the days it took to reach the place , as well as the time em ployed In making the examinations. He did not think his charges were too high. They were not as high as these made by examiners from other states. Ho had never divided up the examination fee with the auditor. He had had some correspondence with the auditor about fees , and the "holdun" let ter nubllshed , he said , was ono of the "un fortunate ones that fell Into Llchty's hands. " The term "holdup , " be said , was a common term amoni ; Insurance men. J. A. Simpson told of the examinations he had made , and thought there had been no unreasonable charges. He admitted that In January of this year while he was at work in Toaeko and Chicago , ho was also drawlnc n salary from the state as county treasurer examiner. He was quite sure nona of the money taken by himself as fees had been divided with the auditor. The committee continued to work during the doy , the examinations being conducted In a quiet manner , with no attempt to cross- examine the witnesses or bring out dam aging testimony. When Witness Palm U'ld of receiving letters from Llchty , but eald he "regarded them as his private property and did not care to have them published In this examination , " that part of the sub ject was dropped. Clotlicn ( or Llchty. One thing brought out In the testimony that was interesting was the statement that Mr. Llchty had done some private work for one of Eugene Moore's first bondsmen , for which he had been rewarded with a new suit ot clothes. The bondsman referred to Is known to have been George Holland of Falls City and the evidence given today was only hearsay , the witness saying that Holland had told him about It. Llchty being Inter viewed on the subject this afternoon , said that the statement was true and that he got a good suit of clothes , the offer having freely been made by Mr. Holland. The testimony was also brought out that in one or two cases the auditor had been offered money it he would make certain ap pointments , tbe names of those making the offers not being disclosed. One of the au ditor's deputies , however , stated to a by stander that U was Abbott of Falls City who had made an offer of $500 for the appoint ment of his son as bank examiner. This led to the following telegram being sent : "LINCOLN , Feb. 18 , 1899. George A. Ab bott , Falls City : Employe of auditor states you offered $500 for appointment of your son as bank examiner. Answer. " This brought back the following answer Ibis evening : "FALLS CITY , Neb. , Feb. 18 , 1899. Ab solutely false. No man dare face me with such charge. GEORGE ABBOTT. " Another Interesting feature of tile exam ination was the calling on the witness stand of a reporter of the Lincoln Journal , who testified that some time during December Auditor Connell nnd W. B. Price had given him a news Item to the effect that a strong effort was to be made to enforce section 23 , the reciprocal feature of the insurance law. This item watt the same as given to tbe other dally papers , and a reference to the files this evening shows that the news Item was given out on the date In December when the au ditor was out of the' state , according to the testimony given yesterday. Duilug the afternoon BO mo of the books and files wanted by the legislative commit tee were being held by the governor's com mittee and the legislative members showed sumo llttlo impatience over this , what they termed on unauthorized and unusual manner of detaining the records and delaying tbo work. i'uocBini\GS or THE SK.VATK. UIIIIIT Ilranrli .llerl * Alone and TriiiiN- ael Some < ieneral IlnxIneMH. LINCOLN , Feb , IS. ( Special. ) When the senate convened this morning only sixteen mumberti responded to roll call. Senator Crow said Mr. Prout was In the building and wished to be marked pretent. Those who answered to roll call were : Messrs. Arends , Barton , Canaday , Crow , Dunn , Fowler ler , Haldcrmau , Hannibal , Knepper , Morgan , Newell , Noyes , Reynolds , Spohu , Talhot and Van DuBcn. Tbe senate went into commlt'c < < of the whole to cons'dtr bills on sun mil file that nre In the nature of "curvativo dCuj" ' with out n quoir.iu. Hannibal of Howard inquired whotlur Hart was a quorim. Senator Van , Dusen , who was In the chair , replied that tha senate could do business without a quo- j rum If the question was not raised. Senator Hannibal said bo had no objections if the proceedings were legal , Miller cf Buffalo came lu later , making the necessary number for a quorum. Curative acts recommended for passage were as follows : S. Fs. 141 , 143. 145. 75 , ! 163 , 162. 151 , 1M. 154. 155 , 150 , 157. 100 , 14'J : and 148. 1 Thu committee arose and after hearing the report returned In committee of the whole to consider S. Fa. 120 , 13 , 97 , 7 and eucb othT measures as might I * called up. Rey nolds of IMwes was railed to the chair. S. F. 120 Is a bill to provide for securing nnd holding city parks by cities of the KCC- end clans ; also to Improve and control parks. Van Dnsen ot Douglas moved that the bill be indefinitely postponed. He raid the bill repealed a part of the 1SW net , which gave cities of from fi.OOO to 25,000 Inhab itants the power to have parks , which act had already been tekcn nrtvantngc of by South Omaha and other cities. He did not want the legality of park Improvements nnd boards now In existence placed In jeopardy. Senator Fowler spoke In favor cf the bill , saying it made slight amendments to the 1&P5 law. Senator Van Dusen thought the bill could be amended to give cities ot the second elass park privileges and still preserve the law of 1S95 concerning cities of from C.OOO to 25,000 people. He withdrew his motion to postpone and offered another motion that when the committee arose It report propresa and ask leave to sit ngaln , which carried. S. Fs. t'T ' rnd E3 were recommended for passage. They nro curative acts. S. F. S7 amends the laws concornlnc the formation ot mutual Insurance companies to Insure against hall. It strikes out the word "growing" nnd allows Insurance upon all crops whether growing or In the shock. An other change allows the election of officers for one , two or three years , according to their local by-laws , Instead of only one year. The bill was recommended for passage , after which the committee arose. The noon hour having arrived , Van Dusen of Douglas moved that the senate adjourn till Monday at 11 o'clock. Talbot of Lancaster said be knew debate was not allowable on a motion to adjourn , but asked unanimous consent to say a tow words. Ho believed that under the law enacted by congress governing the election of a senator the senate ought to proceed to the other house for the usual Joint assem bly r.nd take a ballot on senator. In reply Senator Van Dusen said that the legislature was not in session , but only the senate one branch of the legislature and a ballot on senator could only be taken when both branches were In session. By way of illustration ho said if the senate .went over to the house and the presi dent called the Joint assembly together there might be found over there a number ot members of the house favorable to a certain candidate for senator , and they would In sist upon their right to cast a vote at the Joint session , even though the speaker had not called a session of the house together on this date. Ho thought It would com plicate matters less to stay out of a joint assembly today than to hold one. The chair announced that no affirmative action was needed to call a Joint assembly together. The law provided that n Joint as sembly should be held every day at noon till a senator was elected , and the fact that the senate marched over In n body was mere form and not essential. He intimated that when the noon hour arrived he was author ized to proceed to the house and rap a joint assembly to order and If a quorum of both branches was present , no matter how they got there , they could elect a senator. Senator Talbot said with that explana tion from the chair he would withdraw his objections to the motion to adjourn. The motion prevailed , and the senate adjourned. WOMEN LE.VHN HOW TO COOK. g SonHloii > f Farmer * ' Iiixtltutc Devilled to that Subject. FREMONT , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) The women had charge of the program of the Farmeis' Institute last evening and an interested audience filled the hall. The principal paper was an illustrated one by Mrs. Harriet MacMurphy of Omaha on "Cooking. " Unlike the one In the after noon it was of a practical nature. Some bread , gelatine nnd other articles were made which were pronounced remarkably good. This morning Prof. Lyons of the Univer sity of Nebraska spoke on "The Prevention and Cure of Hog Cholsra. " Ho laid much stress on the prevantlon of the disease , which ho said could be partly accomplished by proper feed and care. The two cures which had proved most successful were the serum cure and the cure by inoculation of virus. Charles Grau e.f Bennlngton spoke on potato culture , giving some of the results which could 'be obtained from devoting land to the cultivation of this vegetable , a good field of potatoes being a very profitable crcp. This afternoon Prof. Davisson of the Uni versity of Nebraska gave a practical and Instructive talk on "Scientific Farming. " He gave the results of a series of tests on the use of various forage plants. From the result of these tests it was ascertained that alfalfa was the best milk producer , sorghum next and > rye next. Alfalfa had not proved entirely satisfactory , as cattle pastured on It would eat too heartily nnd bloat. It was especially dangerous to cattle not u-sed to It and stock , particularly milch cows , should only be pastured on It a few hours nt a time. The closing subject 0.11 the program was In regard to sugar beets. The sugar beet matter Is an Important one , as contractn will probably be let soon for the raising of beets for the now factory. MKnTINQ OP FIU5MONT WOMRN. IntcreKtliiK I.Itrrnry and MiiHlcnl I'rof.ruiu IK Completed. FREMONT , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) The Woman's club of Fremont was un daunted by the cold weather nnd assembled In goodly numbers last Saturday to listen to an excellent procmm. as follows : A paper on "The Hero of Manila Day , " by Miss Stella Keene ; n paper on "The Naval Academy at Annapolis. " by MES | Grnco Groves ; a violin solo by Miss Flora Yaklsh , accompanied on the oiano by Miss Nina Foote ; a paper on "The New Stamp Act , " by Mrs. Rcss Hammond mend , and a duct by Miss Marie Haas and N. W. Baldwin. Lent Is being more universally observed in Fremont this year than ever before , by Protestants as well as Catholics. Both the Charity club and Bachelor Girls' club were postponed from Wednesday , their regular day of meeting , to Thursday for the observ ance of Ash Wednesday. The former met this week with Mrs. N. Sampler and tbo latter with Miss Elizabeth Thomas. The Charity club finds many cases of des titution just now on account of the severity of the winter and the prevalence of grip and meanlcs. "Pinafore" scored n great success Tues day evening , both financially and musically. It was given to a packed house , many ot the clubs and societies In tbo city reserving their feats in a body and going en masse to occupy them. NOT SUIIB OP TII12III POSITION , .SrimtorN IllHiMiNH ISrei'l of Adjourn ment o.j Senatorial Hallo ) . LINCOLN , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) The fad that tbe house of representatives adjourned Friday till Monday , but the senate held e session today gave , rise to considerable spec ulation and discussion about the lobblci during tbe last twenty-four hours. Whcthei it would have any legal effect upon the con stitutional election of a senator was a ques tion much discussed. Th feeling prevailed among many of the republican senators thai perhaps they bad dene something the ) would regret , and it was suggested at firs I that the only way to avoid the posslblllt ) of entanglement would be to remain uwaj from the session today , prevent a quorum and thereby avoid the difficulty suggested They were reassured from some source , however , as they made no attempt to breali a quorum * this morning , although tbe ses sion began without one. Later enough sen ators came in to make a quorum. Senator Van Dusen ot Douglas acted a : the spokesman of the majority this morn- Farnam and Fifteenth KELIEY STIGER CO.Farnam and Fifteenth Choice Novelties We Invite Inspection We Urjje Comparison Will Soon Be Here . . . We Have Everything Fashion Decrees in Black Dress Goods AND : 11 Colored Dress Goods Foulard Silks , 75c and $1.00. Waist Silks , 75c , $1.00 , 11.25 , $1.33 , $1.50 , $2.00. Many single patterns. Wash Cord Knlkl Silks. 49o. Petticoat Silks , reliable 24-Inch In stripes , $1.00. Best black Dress Silks , nil weaves , $1.00. Reliable Taffeta , all shades. Black Taffetas , 37-Inch , $1.35. CREPONS Just arrived Souffle Cropon , Coin Spot Crepon , Serpentine Crcpon , Ray- ure Crepon and others to numerous to mention. GRENADINES Sewing Silks , 46-inch , $1.50. Mexican stripes , $1.50 single dress pat terns. Exclusive suits of finest Grenadines Chenille stripes polka dots ribbon stripes fancy Guipure stripes $10.50 , $14.00 , $15.75 , $16.00 per pattern. DRESS GOODS Tweeds English styles , latest cloth ef fects , 4S-lneh , 75c. ' Tweeda and fancy cloths for tailored suits , 48-Inch , $1.00. Cheviots , shrunken ready for use , CO Inches , S5c. Coverts , 50-Inch , Castor Military and Greys , $1.00. Poplins , Coverts and Tailor Cloths , Melange , $1.GO. Venetians , $2.00 and $3.50 highest grade. CREPONS Just opened Exclusive and only the best styles at $1.50 , $1.85. $2.00 , $2.50 , $3.50 , $4.00. BLACK DRESS GOODS Cheviots , BOc. Cheviots , 50-inch , shrunken , 85c. Cheviots , highest grades , 90c , $1.25 , $1.75 , $2.00 , $3.00. Mohair Granite and Mohair Novelties , Sac. Grenadines , Stripes and Checks , 45-Inch , $1.25. Sicilian Mohairs , ' 50c , 75c , $1.00 , $1.25 , $1.35 and $1.50. Venetians and Broadcloths , $1.00 , $1.25 , $1.73 , $3.00. Exclusive Imported Single Dress Patterns Silk Barege , Guipure Grenadines , Eta- mines , Crepon , Beaded Mexican , etc. French Challles , Silk Striped , pretty new effects. Special nKfiitu liuttorlck Patterns nil their latent iiublluutionn. Ing on the question of adjournment and Its I effect on the legality of the election of a j senator. He took the position that the i Joint assembly could only convene on days when the legislature was in session ; that the term "legislature" included both sen ate and house , nnd that the "legislature" 1 was not In session when one branch only | was sitting , as in the case of the senate | this morning. After adjournment In a dis- I cussloa with President Gilbert he took the further ground that a quorum of both j branches senate and house In the Joint assembly was necessary to elect a senator. President Gilbert took the opposite view. Under his construction of the statute a joint assembly must be hold at neon each day until a senator is chosen ; that is as long as the legislature is in session , and that even though a quorum of either branch were absent , tut there was a quorum sixty-seven in the case of this legislature of the members of both branches present , a majority of that number thirty-four could elect a senator. IXSTITUTI3 IX CIII2HKY COUNT V. PnrmerN AxNemhle mill I.lnleii to 1'uperN 011 Iiiiiiortuiit Topic * . VALENTINE , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) The Cherry County Farmers' Institute held i Its second annual jncetlng here yesterday i and today. C. A. Whltford of Arlington j lectured on "Agricultural Methods" and "Some Points on Horticulture. " Ho aHo conducted the meetings. Dr. Peters , United States veterinarian , de livered a highly Interesting lecture on "Blackleg and Its Prevention by Vacci nation. " Cattlemen coma forty miles to hear him. The attendance was large and nil kinds of questions were piled and an swered touching this subject. Dr. Peters also lectured on "Scab and Other Diseases of Shwp" and "Chicken Cholera and its Prevention. " G. W. Henry cf Omaha lectured on "Sheep and Wool , " dwelling particularly on the best range eheep. L. D. Wilson of York spoke on "General Horticulture. " Local talent -was represented by 0. W. Halm on "Agricultural Experiences in Cherry County. " Mr. Hann stated that by Intensive system he could raise from thirty- flve to fifty bushels cf corn with on aver age year's rainfall. William Wilson spoke on "Does It Pay to Raise Blooded Stock in the Sand Hills ? " C.M. . Van Meter spoke on "Experiences in Horticulture In Cherry County. " M. L. Walker spoke on "Expe rience with Blackleg. " J , 'A. Brewer and O. W. Morey epoko on "Poultry Uols- Ing. " Officers elected for the ensuing year were : O. W. Hohn , president ; William Wilson , vice president ; Mark Cypress , recording secretary ; Prof. n. H , Watson , correspond ing secretary ; J. A. Hornback , treasurer. Catmint ; Factory at JlantliiK * . HASTINGS , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) T. L. Smith of Thayer , Neb. , was in Hastings today making arrangements to open a can ning factory in this city. He has rented C. J. Button's farms and one or two others pnd will grow nothing but tomatoes this year and will : an them In this city. Mr. Smith will locate here r.bout March 1. NtMtM fruiu Went Point. WEST POINT , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) Sheriff Phillips returned shortly before noon from Cleveland township -with August Welltz.whom he arrested on the charge of criminal assault. Welltz was emplryed aa a farm band by D. U. Walker , -who U a SPRING AND SUMMER LEADERS IN STYLE- LEADERS IN QUALITY- LEADERS IN PRICE That is the title by which we are designated be cause our stock comes direct from the most artistic moulders of style. This season's assortment repre sents all that is dainty , durable and dependable and all that fashion decrees to be new and modish. See the now Piques displayed on our linen counter , comprising Ml the latest weaves for skirts and figured stripes for waists or suits at 15c and ISc yard. See our new solid color Pique , In Wack. light blue , dark blue , garnet red and linen color , the most fashionable and proper goods for skirts , at 25c yard. See the grand assortment of Skirting , Shirt Waist and Suiting Pique , In English and French weaves , at 25c , 35c , 40c , 45c and GOe yard. See the charming new novelties and beautiful combinations of dainty de signs , In madras , zephyr , gingham , Scotch cheviots , etc , for waists and dresses , at 25c yard. Sec our own Importation of pure Linen Gingham , 24 Inches , In all colors , checks and stripes , at 35c yard. See all the latest colors and best styles In Tollo Du Nerd and Seer sucker ginghams , from Hie tiniest check to largest plaid for ladles and child ren's dresses , at lOc yard. See all the latest and most fashionable novelties In flno Shirt Waist Percale , at loc yard. See ell the matchless and dainty figured Dimities , In designs and colors to suit every taste , at 25c yard. See our 22c quality of SG-lnch India Llnon at 15c yard. See our 25c quality of 3G-lnch India Ltnon at ISc yard. See our new check and striped Nainsook at lOc , 12Hc and 15c yard. See our 2Sc cualltv of Check Mull for children's dresses at 20c yard. See our Check and Strlned Dimity the old reliable kind at 15c , 20c , 25c , 30c and lOc yard. See our npw Sheer Persian Lawns for children's and ladles' dresses , at 25c , 30c , 35c and 40c yard. See our new 48-Inch Opera Batiste the most popular line for ladles' sheer dresses at GOc yard. See our bis asortment of Curtain Swiss , In plain and net effects , at 12 c , IGc and 25c yard. See our -10-Inch Hemstitched Apron Lawn , with double and triple tucks , at ISc yard. . Special Agents Butterick Patterns. All their Latest Publications. All Mail Orders Promptly Executed. farmer living about the center of the town ship and It is alleged that last Wednes day during the absence of hU employer he assaulted the lattcr's daughter. The prisoner will be 'brought ' before Judge Krake for preliminary examination. Thu regular January term of the district court cf Cumlng county , which was Inter rupted by the sickness of Judge Evans will reconvene In this city on Monday next. GOOD CITIZEN .11A OK A IIUItGIjAIl. Puhlroilt CIiiliiin Hint Frenionl Mer- ehniit Injured 111 * Good Nil mi' . FREMONT , Neb. , Feb. IS. ( Special. ) The Fuhlrcdt-Blumenthal malicious prose cution suit continues to attract large audi ences to the court room , quite a number of women being present. Mrs. Fuhlrodt , the mother of the plaintiff , was on the stand yesterday afternoon. This morning evidence was Introduced showing that after the blood hounds had returned from the Fuhlrodt house they took another trail from the Iilumenthal store and went partly through the streets and partly through alleys tea a store then occupied by A. London. Mrs. Frnnk Felder of Omaha , a sister of tbo plnlntlfi , testified that on April 28 Mr. Ulumcntlial , accompanied by an Omaha of ficer , CHmc to her house with a search war rant ; that Mr. Ulumenthal stated to her that hi r brother had confessed to taking 001.3 from his store and had Implicated her huabam ! She said that they then searched her liL'itFj and claimed that her gold watch , whlrn siio rays her husband presented to her the Cluielmas before , some goods which she tuid her mother gave her when she was mar--icd and a pair of her husband's stiocn which he testified he bought In Omaha In IS97 were a part of the property stolen from his store. The oi'fendant's attorneys objected strenu ously to tills line of testimony , but after a brief argument their objections were over ruled. The defendant also moved to strike out nlmoet every answer of these two wit nesses with tun game result as before. Opera IloiiNe fur .Vorfol ! ( , NORFOLK , Neb. , Fob. IS. ( Special. ) An eastern capitalist has made a proposition to tbo citizens of Norfolk to erect an opera house , providing suitable lots arc donated. He agrees that as soon as his proposition Is accepted and the deeds placed in one of the tanks to be held In trust work -will be commenced. At a meeting of the citi zens held last evening the proposition was favorably considered. llurnlnr Convicted nnil Senteneed. HKHHON. Neb. , Feb. IS. ( Special. ) James J. Howard , who has been held In the ' county jail for about a month on the charge of robbing the Boston clothing store , was yesterday tried in district court. Late last night the jury handed in Its verdict of guilty. This morning after receiving his sentence of seven years In the penitentiary , Imposed by Judge Hastings , he WES taken to Lincoln by Deputy Sheriff Leedom. Xt-tv Company Miihlered In , NORFOLK. Neb. . Feb. 18. ( Special. ) John W. McClarey , recruiting officer for the now Company L , Nebraska National Guard , has received notice that Adjutant Oeneidl Uarry will be in Norfolk on February " 3 for the purpose of mustering In the company. \eliniMUa Ilreedern Will Meet. LINCOLN , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) The an nual meeting of tbo Nebraska Improved Stock Breeders' association will be held at the University ot Nebraska February 21 , 22 and 23. There will be dally sessions In the Dellan hall and In the chapel. At tbo opening meeting there will be addresses by Governor Poynter , Chancellor McLean and Hon. W. G. Whltmore of Valley. The work of tbo association will Include the considera tion of subjects pertaining to Improved methods in the breeding of cattle , hogs and sheep. Dakota City Git n Mill. DAKOTA CITY , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) The ncsotlations which for several days have hoen sending between tbo citizens of this Dlaco and Messrs. Royce and Parent , the recent purchasers of the South Sioux City flouring mill property , for thp removal of the mill to this place , have been closed and.Dakota City eecures the mill. The town donates the Bite a nubile sauaro near the depot and tbo citizens raise the bonus asked fcr. The mill will bo removed here at once and placed In operation. VottTMiiH Tell Wnr Storlpw. GENEVA , Neb. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) Yesterday afternoon the local schools cele brated the 'birthdays ' of both Washington and Lincoln. Many visitors were In attend ance. Sergeant Carson , Corporal Propst and Clerk Toln-adge were present by Invitation and visited the rooms , telling the school children of their trip to Manila with an account of their experience there and ex hibiting a number of trophies. MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A BOY Chliii 1'olHOiied liy I'nrlN Croon I'"on nil HiiucliiK I > y < i Ton-el from it Holler. DENISON , la. , Feb. 18. ( Special Tele gram. ) An Inquest was held today over the body of Enno Krull , aged 10 , who was found dead yesterday. Ho was found on his knees hanging from a roller towel , with the baby asleep across his feet. The Inquest devel oped that death was not from hanging but from polFonlng 'by parls green , which was left loose In a bureau In which edibles were kept. His parents , who are Ignorant farmers , were away from home at the time. SlKU of Uooil Time * . SIOUX CITY , la. , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) Wcodbury county authorities find that the ) are unable to loan out $15,009 of the perma nent school fund and coiisjquently the money will have to be returned to the ututo au thorities. Tbe law requires that this money be loaned out by the county auditor at G per cent Interest , But it appears that money in Woodbury county Is so plentiful that there is no call for any of tbe school fund except upon security which cannot bo ac- copied. Thirty years ago no loans from the sciicol fund were made in Iowa at less than 10 per cent interest , and then two men of responsibility were required to F.lgn as se curities on tbe notes In addition to tbe farm land mortgage. To Srraiiue n Slate Convention. DUBUQUE , la. . Feb. IS. C. T. Hancock , cualrman of the republican state committee , today issued i > call for a meeting In Des Molnes March 2 to determine the date end place for the next ) state convention. Sioux City , Council Bluffs , Des Molnes , Dubuque and Davenport want it. I'h > vli-lailN of Soilllnvemt Inwn. CRESTON , la. , Feb , 18. ( Special. ) The next meeting of tbo Southwestern Iowa Med- New Laces High Grade Point dc Vcnisc Point dc Gene- Point de Rose Renaissance and Applique Effects They comprise narrow and wldo edgings , Insertion , bands and nil-overs In black , whlto and cream. Elegant Applique Embroidered Satin and Taffeta Frontings Rich open new effects at | 3.75 , J6.00 , $7.00 nud 17.50 a yard. Shirred , corded and cross bar Taffeta Silk Frontlngs. Shirred , tucked and ruffled Liberty Silk and Chiffon All-Overs. Black , cream and butter High Novelty Laces in detachable sprays , bow knots , ier- pcnttnc bands and Insertions , etc. 45-inch Black All Silk Tosca Nets Special values , S5c , $1.35 , $2.00 and $2.2. a yard. New Tuxedo Chenille Dotted Veilings 15c , 20c , 25c , 35c and BOc a yard. New Dress Trimmings Rich jetted , spangled , embroidered and braided bow knots and sprays , In ap plique effects. New Braided Sets and Trimmings. New Fancy Ribbons Fancy Broche and Dresden effects satin and corded stripes corded effects for shirring rich olalds and stripes , etc. , at 25c , 40c , GOc , 65c and 75o. a yard. Narrow New Shirred Ribbon Very effective for trimming only Gc , So , lOc. 12'/ic and 15o a yard. Tailor Made Suits We have now on exhibition a large assortment of Ladies' Tailor Made Suits embracing the very latest styles for spring wear. Separate Skirts Our display of separate skirts is larger this season than ever be fore , representing the very latest materials in Navys , Black , Red and Castors , these skirts all have the new shape fron t with the new flare back being absolutely correct in style. Shirt Waists New silk waists , new satin waists , new percale Madras & Pique waists Kid Gloves Our spring importations of Ivid Gloves have arrived representing such celebrated manufacturers as Pen-in , Freres Co. , Dent , Alcroft Co. , Trefousse and other well known makes this is the largest Stock of Kid Gloves in the west in which all the latest conceptions in shades may be found. leal association will be held at Charlton In August of this year , the association deciding to hold semi-annual conventions hereafter. T. I' . Stanton of Charlton was elected presi dent ; J. A. Rawls of Creston , first vice pres ident ; Euos Mitchell of Wcldon , second vlco president ; E. L. Treynor of Council Bluffs , third vlco president ; F. E. Sampson of Cres ton , secretary , cad J. P. Claybaugh of Cres ton , treasurer. Omaha , Lincoln and Des 'Molncs were points outside the district rep resented. The meeting was largely attended. County null Cltv Pull Out. SIOUX CITY , la. , Feb. IS. ( Special. ) Woodbury county and the city of Sioux City are at outs again. Now the county proposes to sue the city for all fines collected by the city and converted to Us own use from the prosecution of state cases. The county at torney has been Instructed by resolution of the Board of Supervisors to file n suit to re cover this money at once. Most of the men connected with the matter nro of the opinion that the city has very little money which could bo construed to belong to the school fund , and they doubt the advisability of commencing such an action. But it la thought the suit Is Inspired by aomo higher authority than the county board , and henc It will be followed up to the courts. .Alleged Ilootli-KKi'r CniiKht. FORT DODGE , la. . Fob. 18. ( Special Telegram. ) Deputy United States Marshal Vand-arver arrived here today with Henry Peters of Fonda , arrested for bootlegging on information filed by Deputy Revenue Collector C. F. Johnston. Ho was given u hearing "before United States CommTWioner W. H. Johnston and 'bound over to the next tarm of court under $300 bonds which wore furnished. Coiidnelor * ' Auxiliary Formed. CIIESTON , la. , Feb. IS. ( Special. ) An auxiliary to the Order of Railway Conductors has been organized hero with Mrs. J. P. Duggun president. The new organization starts out with about thirty charter members and this number will be rapidly Increased , as Creston Is a railroad division point. The women , In honor of the late Conductor J , M. Burns , named the auxiliary after him. TODAY'S \rVEATHLB \ FORECAST Cic in ; nil CoinmioilH for 'I'll In Sect lull of Ilii' Country for Sunday Arc Pnlr nnd Went WIiulN. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. Forecast for Sunday : For Nebraska and Iowa Fair ; westerly winds. For South Dakota , Colorado , Wyoming and Montana Generally fair ; westerly winds. I.drill Id-ford. , s.KI,7B,9r T.1IK WEATHER BUREAU. OMAHA , Feb. IS. Omaha record of tern ! perature nnd rainfall , compared with the corresponding day of the lam three years : . , . KM. J69S. 1697.1W5. Maximum temperature . . 40 21 4S 4 : Minimum temperature . . . 31 9 23 23 Average temperature . . . . 35 15 32 34 llulnfall oo .02 .00 ,00 Jitucord of tcmptTtiture uml precipitation at Omaha for this day and since March , Normal for the day , , . . . . . . , . n Excess for the day n Accumulated deficiency since March 1 . . . jo Aormul ralnfull for the day 03 inch Deficiency for the day 03 Inch Toi ) rainfall since March 1 20.03 incheu Deficiency wlnco March 1 , , . . 4.70 Inches Deficiency for cor , period , 1697..11.00 Inch hi Deficiency for cor. period , 1696. . 4.W ) Inches L. A. WELSH , Local Forecast Olllclal.