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THE OMAITA DAILY DEE: SUNDAY, JANUAilY 24, 1004.
3 JAT CONTRACT FOR EXPERT LincMtr Gomty to Hit Borti Examined at Eat of Twcty Do.lai a Day. QUILT IN BANKERS' UNION AFFAIRS (either President Spinney Sr At of torney Field Disposed lo Talk the Rltuatloa at the Present t Tim. K (Fram a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Jan. 23.-(Speclal.-J. M. Gil Christ hat entered Into a contract with tho county commissioners to examine the books of the office of the county treasurer for the last ten year at $20 a day. Gilchrist Is to furnish two assistants end complete the work aa toon as possible. The publication f the contract has caused conHeratl agitation, and It la expected that eult will bn brought to annul It. One taxpayer called at the court houae today seeking Informa tion how to ao about such a suit. He said It meant a three years' Job at 18.CO0 a year, and It la the general belief there will be nothing result from the examination. Mlllera Elect Officers. The South Platte Mlllera' association fin ished Its business this morning by electing officers and transacting routine business. The offlcera are: V. ,0. Powell. Lincoln, president; D.' M. Deane, Valparaiso, vice president; H. B. Smith, Holmesvllle, oecre tary; C. Linn, Humboldt, treasurer. The mlllera will make Lincoln their per manent headquarters. The members of the club are now affiliated with the national federation. The Stat bank of Indlanola. with a paid tip capital of $30,000, has filed articles of Incorporation In the office of the secretary of state. The Globe Oil company of Omaha has filed amended articles of Incorporation rais ing Its capital stock from 1500.000 to 11.000,000. Refuse to Disease Bankers lalon. A. W. Field, attorney for the Bankers Union of the World, which has been en joined from doing buslnesa temporarily, to day refured to make any statement In re gard to the business of the company or of the policy he Intended to pursue. "We are till considering the matter," he said, "and are not yet ready to say anything." Dr. Spinney of Omaha was here and had a con- ultatlon with the attorney, but he refused to talk. Deputy Pierce, who Inatigated the Investigation of the affairs of the com pany la In Omaha. Teachers Hare Sarplus. The executive committee of the State Teachers' association met last night with President Bodwell of the association and made final settlement with the treasurer. The net result of the meeting held here the first of the year was an addition to the treasury of $250, an Increase over last year. The committee will further cut down , expenses during the present year by hold ing only three meetings. In May, Septem ber and October. The committee on legis lation waa named aa follows: State Super intendent . William K. Fowler, chairman; Superintendent C. O. Pearee, Omaha; Su perintendent W. L. Stephens, Lincoln; Su perintendent C. A. Fulmer, Beatrice; Su perintendent Charles Amot, Dodge county; Superintendent R. C. King, Otoe county) Superintendent J. M. McPherson, Antelope county. Supreme Coart Call. The cases which will be called for hear ing February 3 in the supreme court of Nebraska are: Union Pacific Railroad Company against Weatlund, .Dawson; O'Kourke .against Douglas County, Douglas; Pettis against Green, River Asphalt Company; Lan caster! Henry V. Dussell, Platte; Von Dohrea against John Deere Plow Company, ' Douglas; McConnell against Mckll ip, - Boons; Jones against Danforth, Clay; First National Bank of Ord against Bower, Val ley; Hlxon Map Company agalnat Nebraska Post Company, Lancaster; Blnghaus agalnat Gammel, Burt; McBrlde against Whltaker, BROWN ELL HALL Horn and, Day for Glrl. Schoo Resident Officers and Instructors Euphan W. Macrae, Ph. B., (University of Chicago), principal. Grace L. Ware, (3 years a pupil of Oscar RaJf, Berlin, Germany), director of muslo department piano. Oeorglana Humphreys, (3 yeara a special studnt in literature and science at McGlll University, Montreal; one year and a half a student of the German language and literature in Dresden and Hanover, Germany; months a student of French and art In Paris), Dean. Mary Mills. A, B., (University of Chicago), English literature and composi tion. Faith Avery Fischer, A. B., (Smith College; one year of European travel). Latin and Greek. Kathaaine H. Hllllard, A. B., (The Woman College of Balti more), mathematics. Julie Loba, (3 years a pupil In the Lycee Moltere, Outevll, Parts; later a pupU of Mile. Cheradame, Paris, and of Prof. Dubetout of the University of Paris; also a pupil of Prof, ttdourd Paul ttalllot. head of the French department, Nortawuslern Uuiversity; truiu May 1st to Beptemoer 1st, Uut, student in Paris; father a native o, Lousoune, Frencn Hwllsertand, lecturer In Paris, bi. Uermain, Lyons, Maraell.es and other towns uu tu Kiviera), Freuuh. lueiia u. Uaniuu, A. at., tKaduilEfe College), soienca. Katuerins Ttoonuut, A. B.. touiveiauy of i,tJ(k-J, butlory. sYieua iwiena, t'uiuva uuu, uernian; years oi imuu t.ura tu km. man at the LuivorUiy oi cutcago Uuucr native Uerutau protMore, tjj..... Si. Piatt, aV. B., louutu tonvko, uraui-ti.c expression. t.uie a. uia.ua,t oi tne Boston Normaa oinout ot Gyut uastlcs), gynuiastiva (eoacttuoimi and luou, cai) and sewing. CoUu.A4ict l t,ukl graduate of tliie arts ut.runeni, Prrtti it, sUtule; J years a pupit ui v.ic- a. ferry, Uirocior oi tuie arts uupHii.aaui, I'mi la lltute; 1 years a pupu ui Aiiiiur Vv. Uuw of New York, ami oi.o year a lupi: of mi. mon A. Mac.Noil ot Atw Xora, ulrector of art studio. Anna Blbhop. t cura a pjil of Mrs. Cotton; t years a puon of Utoi.o bwMt and J. 'Armour Uuuovtay ol ,jrf York, and one yoar a pupil oi clan, Ituu gr ot Boston), voice culture. Kuoeit ;u. catlen, (4 yeHis a pupil of Aniou VVItok. Berlin, Germany), violui. Knnu uolnntiei Ph. B., (University ot Chicago; one year a special student in peuaaiogy In tlis Vnlveralty of Chicago Eleinaiituiy bchooii preparatory department Ut and Jd fr,. Ora Blon, (1 ysaxs a pupil of Ellsaoetn Ta lor. First Penn. biate Normal 8choi; ) years a pupil of CoL Francis W. Parker; 1 year a special student in the L'r.lvrrai; of Chicago U hiHil of Kduratlon), pmuaiy department. Mrs. Mary J. Ttlton, In churga of Inrlrmary, with general aupervlaion o. health of pupils. Mrs. Carolyn C. DeCou and Martha B. Macrae, dormitory mothers. Minnie IteifT. dormitory mother and instructor in cooking and rewlng. Flnrent-e Jrlhman. housekeeper. General and coi ge preparatory courses. Certificate ad mits to Vasaar. Wsllealy. Mt. liolyuke, Western Reserve University, University of Nebraska, and the University of Chicago. Seoond Bomester opeas February 1st. Ad dress Omaha Nebraska. Once More, Three On Saturday, January 23, and Monday, January 25, Me will sell three rakes (put up in a box) of "California Violets" goap for 9c a box. It in a pure, delicate toilet soap, made expressly for us, and sells ordinarily for 25c a box. Scs tbcm la our Window DUpUy. 5r Buffalo; Gordon against Omaha, Douglas; Halsh against Dulon. Kramer; Per.ine must Knights IVmplar and Masons L. ind. t'cmpau)', Jpffirn; linffey against Northwestern MuiuhI Lite Insurance Com pany. Lancaster; Djbus ngnlrnt Martin, Lancaster; Martin against Abbott, l.an custer; t'nlon Pacific Kuiln ad Company against Smith, Ureelev; Klicnen Bros. Hotel Company against D xjn. uoug.as; Isaacs sgsinat isiac, Wayne; Blair against Austin, Lancaster; Kayp agalnt tiuipy County. Sarpy; Jartner KK.dnst Chi cago. Rork Island 4 Pacific Hil.roaJ Com (jutiv. 'uwnet; ftury rmlnt Kiiertson. rawn 'e; In re spp.lrat o i of Oe r is V. 1 1 -r -liey. iHiuglas; in re application of Fled H. Kiug. Douglas; Waihe:fird aininet 1 nlon Pacillc ltHluuad Company, UougUs; Newby ss;.iin-t Miller, Hallne; Dickson ag ilnst fit. wart. Clay: Pitman oailnrt Mann, Dawos; Lau licalrat Ulttian et al, Lin irihter; Kenner asaln't Kime. Bix Butte; In re-County Commissioners et si apalnst McDonald. Iincaster; Otoe County against Dorman. Otoe; ijto.- County against HtroMe. Otoe: Shannon against Umsha, louglns; Jackson against i.llclier, John son: Weaver agHinst Snlvely, Hoone; Baker mtainst Slilverirk, Dulns; Clltie agtlnst Dexter, Meril'k; Prudenlal Insurance Company against Connelly, Douglas; Jnhn cun against Sherman County Irr . W. P. and Imp. Company, Hherman; Klme aealnst Cass County. Cuss; Scare against Wayne County. Wayne, KnVnsnn naalnst State of Nebraska. MrPfierson; Will akt r against McBrlde. Buffalo. The following cases will be called for re argument before the court: Ctilon Pacific Railroad Company r gainst Slanwood, Douglas: 1'nlon Parlflr Railroad Company against Flckensclicr, Dawson. The following cases Will be called for ar gument before the court on motion for re ndering: Wllklns agnlpst Redding. Douglas; Holmes against Columbian National Bank of Lincoln, Inncaster. The following cise will be eal'ed for fur ther argument before crmmlrlon No. 2: Baldridge against Coff nan. Lancaster. ANDREWS SEES DANGER AHEAD I'rgea necessity for Pacific Coast De fences aa Protection Against Rassla's Designs. HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 23.-flpeclal.)-A good sised audience greeted Chancellor An drews at the Baptist church last night for an address on "Problems of Greater Amer ica." These problems, tho speaker said, had Increased the necessity for acuteness In the consular and diplomatic service of the United States. Bismarck was the Ideal diplomatist, and his secret was not only knowledge of International law, but knowl edge of men. The speaker urged thnt col lege and university students prepare them selves for the diplomatic service. Forecasting ultimate developments In the Philippines, the chancellor said: "As the Insular cities outside of Manila formulate and direct their own fiscal policies so will grow the condition of territoriality and after that statehood. After that this coun try will probably give them the option of remaining under our flag or becoming In dependent." He added that the linguistic peculiarities and religious beliefs and su perstitions of the islanders could be In terfered with only at our peril. The only native customs that could be put down at any coet were such as deprived some of natural rights. In conclusion the chancellor urged the strengthening of our Pacific coast defenses. The trans-Rocky mountain country is ver itably an empire In wealth and extent, and there is great danger In leaving It Improp erly defended. We must guard against the ambition of Russia. For a hundred years Russia has been trying to build a power ful navy, first near St. Petersburg, then in the Black sea, now In the Pacific, and it la not building It for fun. Here ne asked the suggestive question, "How far Is it from Port Arthur to San Francisco? The traditional friendship of Russia has re sulted from a supposed common hatred for Great Britain. We cannot permanently have the friendship of both Russia and Great Britain. RICH FARMER GOES INSANE Neighbors Think Tronble Is Di - Either to Cigarettes or Brooding; Over Death ot Parents. YORK. Neb., Jan. 23. (Special Friends and relatives of Abraham Ratzloff, a pros perous York county farmer, owning good farm northwest of Charleston, com plained that ho was acting queer and that they thought ho was Insane. Deputy Sher iff Afflebaugh brought Ratiloff to York last night and, owing to his violent condition, was obliged to use straps. Some attribute his Insanity to smoking cigarettes. They say that for the last seven yeara he has been smoking excessively. Mr. Ratxloff Imagines that he is about to lose a part of an estate, and the fact that his father died two years ago and his mother a short time ago, leads many to think that he has been brooding over their deaths. TAKE LAW IN THEIR OWN HANDS Eight Men Aro Arrested for Seising Corn In Payment of Claim Which la la Dispute. PENDER. Neb., Jan. 23. (Special Tele gram.) Over a dispute arising from a division of rents, Farley Bros, of Bancroft, with a train of wagons, dove to the farm of Nlsson Bros., twelve miles east of here, on the rerervatlon, and forcibly, without writ or officer, took possession of 350 bushels of corn. The Nissons came to Pen der and swore out warrants for eight men. charging them with unlawful taking of property. Thla morning Deputy Sheriff D. A. Kelso went to Bancroft and got his prisoners. Each of them gave bonds for their appearance for trial, which Is set for hearing February IS before County Judge Wright. New Class G Bnirtnes Are Complete. HAVELOCK. Neb.. Jan. 21 (Special.) The last one of six of the class G engines, made completely by the Hivolcck employes, and named the "Mlrkey englns." being the one on which Governor Mickey drove rrveta when visiting the shops In Decem ber. Is finished. This type of engine will be used In the Omaha nnd Lincoln switch yards. The lst one was taken to Lin coln today after a thorough test by Engine Tester Jack Glearon. This engine is dif ferent from any ether of the 300 Inoomo tivjs on the line, it ran be handled from either the fireman's ride of tho cab or the engineer's. Fw e-f-l Sslo rt Bertor. SUPEHIOR. Neb.. Jan. 13 Spelt! ) The combination sals of hogs, held Janu ary 21 and 22. In which the herds of seventy b s-eders were represented, each sending two head, was a great success. In the number of breeders represented It was the most important sale ever held in the state and, being practically the opening of the brood sow sales of the year. It was of interest also, showing the feeling among Cakes for 9c I go im.vr: farmers and breeders for this stock to be as strong as a year ago, despite lower prices of the hog market. The top price, $4 60. went to a Kansas breeder, for a Poland-China brood sow. The average price was $61.60 on the entire offering of 140 head, which Included many young ones hardly In condition for such a sale. T. C. Callahan of Omaha was chief auctioneer, assisted by Leonard, Branson, Brennan and Doty. Manager Dusenberry was presented with a gold-hesded cane, and his daughter, who acted as secretary, with a gold watch and chain aa evidence of the good will of the people of Superior. BOYS DISCUSSTHE NEGRO Question of Disfranchisement In Sooth la Araraed by Lincoln and Doane Debating; Clnhs. I CRETE, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.) The annual debate between the Union Boys' Debating club of the State university and PI Kappa Delta of Doane occurred In the college cliapfl last night. The question discussed was. "Resolved. That the south Is Justified In disfranchising the negro." R. C. James. J. C. McReynolds and L. O. Pfelffer comprised the visiting team, and very clearly and forcibly urged the dis franchisement of the negro race. George liitRue. J. Turns and C. W. Hall, for the local society, showed the Injustice and un wisdom of such a course. As Is customary In these Inter-soclety de bates there Were no Judges. AUDITORIUM FCRWEST POINT Citizens Take Hold of Affair with VI or and Project Is Already Assured of Success. WEST POINT, Neb., Jan. 23 (Special.) A new auditorium for the city of West Point Is now an assured fact. The pres ent hall, or so-called opera house. Is no toriously unsafe and the want of a suita ble building has become acute. The West Point Llederkranz, a strong organlzat'on composed of representative citizens, headed by Father Rueslng, has taken hold of the matter and has already secured a site and Is now busily engaged in raising funds to erect the building. Plenty of money Is In sight to assure success. BRICKLAYERS JHUNT AND FEAST I'alon Members Kill Three Ilnndred Rabbits and Squirrels and Eat Them Next Day. NEBRASKA CITT, Neb., Jan. 23.-(Sp'e- clal Telegram.) The Bricklayers' union this evening gave a banquet to Its members. The game eaten at the supper waa killed by the members of the union In a hunt held yesterday and comprised 153 rabbits and nearly as many squirrels. Business Grows Without Soliciting. YORK. Neb., Jan. 2S.-(Speclal.) The Farmers' Mutual Insurance company of York county held Its annual meeting re cently. There waa a largo attendance of policyholders. The report shows twelve losses paid during 1903, and a good balance In the treasury, with no outstanding In debtedness or claims unpaid. This com pany employs no solicitors In York county and policyholders are rapidly Increasing, The following officers were elected for the year 1904: President. Henry Steele; vice president, A. Prohaska; treasurer, Henry Baer; secretary, W. L. Klrkpatrlck. T. C. Bradley was elected to fill the unexpired term of C. N. Beaver and D. McCarthy. w. ii. ecnnocn and j. i Dorsey were elected director:; for three years. Sarpy Connty Poultry Show. PAPILLION, Neb., Jan. 23. (Speclal.)- The first annual poultry show given by the Sarpy County Poultry association will be held here February 1 4 and 6. and every. thing is being done to make It a very suc cessful event. Poultry men from Fremont, Omaha and South Omaha will exhibit, wht'.e large exhibits will be made by parr ties from all portions of this county. An entry fee of 6 cents per bird for chickens. ducks, geese and turkeys, and 5 cents per pair for pigeons, bantams and pet stock will be charged members of the association, while double that amount will be charged outsiders. A series of prises Is being ar ranged. Thousand Barrels n Day. SCHUYLER, Neb., Jan. S3. (Special.) Commencing Wednesday of this week the Wells-Abbott-Nleman company run their flouring mill at full capacity day and night. comprising wheat, corn and rye mills. The output per day of twenty-four hours when so running Is 1,000 barrels of flour, 900 bar rels of commeal, 100 barrels of rye flour and 100 barrels of miscellaneous products hominy, grits, breakfast foods, pancake flour, etc. and the by-products, or "offal," amount to one car of bran, one-half car of shorts and one of hominy feed or corn germ. Sued for Canadian Land. PAPILLION. Neb., Jan. 23. (Speclal.) Alfred Thompson of this county has been summoned to appear In court at Calgary, Canada, where Charles Key has Insti tuted proceedings agalnat him In an en deavor to regain possession of a tract of land containing 100 acres, located near Calgary. It Is alleged tn the petition that Key deeded ihe land to Thompson, who wan to held it In trust, and that when Key asked for the land Thompson de clined to g?ve it up. Blue Springs Man Seriously Injured. BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.) R. E. Wilson of Blue Springs met with an accident at that place yesterday by falling upon the Icy street. He struck his head in such a manner as to Inflict a severe scaip wound and produce concussion of the brcln. He was rendered unconscious and remained so all day. There appears to be little hope of his recovery, as the attending physicians are of the opinion that the skull Is fractured. Scottish nite Masons Adjourn. ABERDEEN. 8. D., Jan. 13. (Special.) Tfci Scottish Rite Masonic reunion closed Th irsdsy afternoon and was followed by a grnd bnniurt and reception at the Mi S'inic temple In the evening. The sessions hive been well attended and a large clan was Initiated. Many prominent Masons from thla and other states are attracted to these meetings, which are very pleasant and Interesting. Teachers Will Hold Session. FLATTSMOCTH, Neb.. Jan. 23. (Special.) The school teachers of Cass county will meet In Louisville for a mid-year meeting on February 11 Ccunty Superintendent C. S. Wortman has arranged an Interesting program for the day and he expects notable educators of the state to be present. They will discuss practical questions that come up ii the school room. There are thirty persons In this county who are teaching their first school. Farmer Shoots Himself. WEST POINT, Neb., Jan. 21 -(Special. ) Charles Ertckson, a Swedish farmer, forty two years of age and, lately married, liv ing near the Burt county line, committed suicide by shooting himself. No good cause Is assigned for the act, although he had been very despondent of late. The re mains were Interred Wednesday In the Swedish cemetery, east of this city. 50 Discount off all our Ladies and Child'n coats and Jackets From now on our predict that many seasons will come and go, before goods of equal merit low figures. Re'member tomorrow is the beginning of the end. Almost the whole of the cold weather is yet before you, and full benefit will be gained from present purchases. .50 Discount Positively tht Last Week of Our Great Discount Sale. 50 Cent Discount Just Hslf Price on our entire stock of Ladles' and Children's Jackets, Long Coats and Cloth Capes. An extraordinary opportunity to se cure first-class garments at truall price. 50 cent Discount Half regular price on all Silk, Flan nel and Mercerised Tailor-Made Waists. 50 Cent Discount On all remnants of Black and Col ored Dress Goods Lengths Suitable for Waists and Skirts. On all our Eiderdown Flannel Dress ing Sacquea 53' Discount 1-3 Regular Price Positively the Last Week of Our Great Discount Sale. 35! c!nt Discount On all our Man-Tailored Sulta. On all our Women's Jackets and Long Coats. On all Misses' and Children's Jackets and Long Coats. On all our Walking Skirts. On all our Separate Dress Skirts. On all our Ladles' Long Capes some have handsome marten collars. On all our Ladies' Sweaters. On all oor Fur Collars and Mods Isabella Fox, Marten, Squirrel & other desirable furs Sale on Ready-Made Sheets We are face t0 face with conditions in the cotton market that has not existed since 1873. Raw cotton has jumped from7 l-2c to 15c per pound (100 per cent advance). All 1904 cottons are priced on the latter basis. Can you realize the great difference between old and new prices? Two cases of ready made sheets left in our basement and overlooked during our sale, these will be closed out at less than old prices this week. 2x2 J yards Hemstitched Utica Mills Sheets, now worth $1.25, Mill be sold at, each 89c 2x2$ yards Hemstitched Utica Mills Sheets, now worth fl.00, will be sold at, each 79c ' 2x2 yards Plain Hem Utica Mills Sheets, now worth 90c, will be sold at, each 69c 1Jx2J yards Hemstitched Utica Mills Sheets, now worth 90c, will be sold at, each 69c 50x36 inch Heavy Utica Mills Pillow Cases, now worth 27Jc, will be sold at, each 174c 45x36 inch Hemstitched Flower Pillow Cases, now worth 23c, will be sold at, each t 16jC Corner Farriam and Fifteenth Streets, - - - Omaha PLATTSMOUTH'S NEW FACTORY Offer of W. I I.andou to Erect Plant for Cssslsc of Sweet Cora Is Ac cepted br Business Interests. PLATrSMOUTH. Neb.," Jan. 21 (Spe cial.) Pursuant to a call of Mayor Frank J. Morgan the capitalists and business men of Plsttsmouth assembled in the court house last evening- to accept the offer of W. I. Landon to erect suitable buildings and equip them with the latest Improved new machinery for a first-class canning factory. 'He will contract with the farmers to raise and sell to him 1.500 acres of sweet corn this year. The yield is usually from four to six tons per acre, for which ha will pay the sum of 15 per ton. The following named persons were appointed an execu tive committee to complete the arrange ments: Hon. R. B. Windham, chairman; A. W. White. C. C. Parmele, Byron Clark and C. E. Wescott. The plant and machinery will cost about 175.000. and will furnish employment to 250 persons during the busy season. It Is ex pected that the Paxton A Gallagher com pany of Omaha will take half the output of the factory the first year. Eaartne Jumpe the Track. ALI.EJf. Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.) The engine of the westbound freight on the Great Northern railway Jumped the track this morning at Allen. Although it ran on the ground for tweny-flve yards, and jumped a large ditch, no special damage was done. The engineer and fireman stuck to their places and were not In jured. Telea-rasker Loses Llssfc. BEATRICE. Neb., Jan. 21 (Special.) Frank Fuller, for the past few years local manager of the Western Union tele graph office, had his left limb amputated Just above the knee Joint this morning. The bone below the knee has been diseased for some time and in order to save the limb the atendlng physicians decided that a portion of It would have to be amputated. Tries to Board Kevins Frelcat. NEBRASKA CITT, Neb.. Jan. 23. (Spe cial Tetearam.) George Williamson of this city was probably fata'Jy Injured today by a Missouri Pacific freight on the Eighth street crossing as he was attempting to board the caboose. Bank safe Fastened. OSCEOLA. Neb.. Jan. S. (Special. )-Ii was necessary for expert locksmiths to mum, mm & c EjXS Clearance Sale 6 days left to take advantage of these vast reductions efforts will be directed Linen SaJe Now for a clean sweep. Every cloth and napkin marked below the lowest bargain level. All accumulations of odd half dozen napkins that sold at $1.7, $250 to $5.00 dozen, will be sold at 48c, 79c, 95c, 1.25, 1.47 half dozen. Remnants of 72-in. bleached table linen in 2, 2 1-2 and 3 yard lengths and sold at $150, $1.7 and $2.00 yard, are now marked almost half price. $3.7! pattern table cloths, 2x2 1-2 yards, will be sold at 2.48 each. $850 pattern table cloths, 2x2 1-2 yards, will be sold at 4.50 each. $10.00 pattern table cloths, 2x3 yards, will be sold at 5.50 each. $14.00 pattern table cloths, 21-2x3 yards, will be sold at 7.50 each. Bed Spreads We have brought forward all our reserve stock of spreads that sold at $850, $450, $4.00, $3.00, $250 and .$2.2?f These will be closed out at $5.50, $3, $2.75. $2.38, $1.89, $165, $1.39 and 95c each. v ; Blankets and Comforts This cold snap should be a reminder of our Great Blanket Sale. Prices were cut before the holidays, and from these very low prices we are giving 20 per cent off this represents a saving of almost one-half. open the safe of the Polk county bank this week. It was found Impossible to open It Tuesday morning and for three days other banks had to honor Polk county bank checks. PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGE Principal ef Schools la Chase County stands Trial at Blair on Com plaint of.Vouns Woman. BLAIR, Neb.. Jan. Z3.-(Speclal.)-Sherlff Mincke returned yesterday from a trip to Wauncta, Chase county, bringing Ralph Ii. Benedict, principal of the schools of that place, who waa arrested on a charge pre ferred by Miss Lessie M. Drown, who re sides with her parents, residents of this county. A preliminary trial was given Benedict today before County Judge C. O. Marshal. H pleaded guilty and was bound over to the February term of court tn the sum of $1,000. Miss Drown was In court today with her 1 month old baby. York Merchant Meres to Thayer. THAYER, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.) Ernest Lloyd of the firm of Williams A Lloyd of York has sold his Interest In tho firm and has purchased the general mer chandise stock of F. P. Worlngton of this place. He will take possession the first of the week. Mr. Lloyd Is one of York's best business men and Is well known here. Hew Depot for West Point. WEST POINT. Neb.. Jan. 23.-(BpeclaL)-Arrangements have finally been made to locate the new Northwestern depot at a very advantageous point near the center of the city. In consideration of the citl sens donating the site the company has agreed to build a $12,000 structure. Servo Tints for stealing- Pork. BRADS HAW, Neb.. Jan. . (Special.) Zate Hasbrooke and Ben Hasbrooke, brothers, are serving out a fine of $50 and coats each In the county Jail. The Has brookes were charged and convicted of stealing $10 worth of pork from Mr. Brab- bon, a farmer, living north of them. Arsastroaa- Sarpy Cnanty Physician PAPILLION, Neb.. Jan. JX. -(Special. ) The county commissioners have appointed Dr. R. B. Armstrong county physician. ma bid of Us being the lowest Tramps Steal aa Overcoat. BLAIR. Neb.. Jan. . (BpedaLV-i-Two tramps. Bert Houck and Charley Bailey, were arraigned In Justice DeTemple's court today for stealing a valuable over- COPAllV to closing out our winter euat from Torn Bracken at the Merchants' hotel They were given thirty days In Jail, with fifteen days of the time on bread and water. They had sold the coat for 17. Endorse Roosrvelt's Candidature. RED CLOUD, Neb.. Jan. 23.-(Special.) The Roosevelt club last night unanimously adopted resolutions endorsing the candi dature of Theodore Roosevelt for the re publican nomination and favoring a Roose velt delegation to the national republican convention. Buys West Point Drus; Store. WEST POINT, Neb., Jan. a. 8peclal.) A. D. Krause, a registered pharmacist and a native of thla city, has purchased the drug stock of Kadluh & Co., and will unananuunanuunmnjanjum What would you do the next time you have a hard cold if you couldn't get Ayer's Cherry Pectoral? Better e tninK tnis over. Haas y . C. Ayes Oe.. Lewell. Mass. siae Siwamm ef ATTB'8 KAIS TIOOR-rw the Lair. a TBI'S PIIXS-For eoettipstioa. Atau't SAkdAFAKlLLA Fat the sloes. ATKB'S AGUtt CUaB hoi malaria aad arse. Cherry 55'- Discount off all our Ladies Suits Walking and Dress Skirts merchandise, and we will be sold at such 20 Discount Po&itivelu the Last Welh of Our Great Discount Sale. 20 Per Cent Discount On nil oar Colored Dress Goods. On all our Illark Dress Goods. On all our Fancy Walatlngs. On nil our Ladles' Winter I n tlervreur. On nil tur Children's Winter Ind.rwfir, On all ear Men's Winter I'nder. wear. Including- the Mansion- Colon Suits. Including Sterling I'nlon Sulta for Women, Children and Men. Katurnl colors nnd blue. Ladles' and Children's Worsted Lena , Golf Gloves and Weol Mittens. On all our Blankets and Com forts. Flannel KIsM Roitsi. 20 ' Discount Positively the Last Week ot Our Great Discount Sale. On our entire stock of Cotton nnd Wnlst Linings. On our entire stork of notions. On onr entire stock of Dress Trimming. On our entire stock ot Mnslln Underwear. 20 Cent Discount On our entire stock comprising: Night Gowns, Chemise, Corset Covers, Drawers nnd Skirts; at at discount ot 2 per cent from prices . thnt. bnve already been areatlr reduced. Silk nnd Cotton Petticoats.. take possession at once. Mr. Krause studied pharmacy In this city and has besn In business at L'te. Ia. Havelock to Have New Buildlnar. HAVELOCK. Neb.. Jan. 23. (Special. ) W. R. Johnson, the hardware merchant, closed a contract yesterday with Contractor Gus Johnson of Lincoln for a $t,000 pressed brick store building, to be finished by May 1. Conference of German Churches. WEST POINT, Neb., Jan. 23. (Special.) Tho quarterly conference of the German evangelical churches of this district will convene In this city next week.' The ex ercises will bo conducted by Presiding Elder Bohl. fts., SO... SI. OS. Said fee SO years. . Pectoral