Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 17, 1895, Part I, Page 3, Image 3

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hAVE \ HILTON - l 'IE lJLE
Autnorhic3 nt Prescnt Stl1 t Catch the
Ex-OIl Infpector Going and Ooming
IllS PECULMt M ETIDS HIS UNDOING
: o Mlter ni' the Snit \ t Uclrrlincil
liIfttlIy , the J.lto lelll of thn OIL
1tu1cvtflhI : 1I'\U'II'lt : ! Wi
le 1.icr.
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LTNCOI. 1cb. 16-Siwcthi.-TIie ( ) tolls
110 slowly hut surey coslug nroul11 the
E , i l lnspctor , I. . I , ' . hilton . lie cannot ,
lolI' to ccape nt least cvi proceedings , anti
ho will he fortunate It ho Is not clUel upon
to nnIH to criminal cIinrge. Ills pals % .
Ihlo report ) to the nUl10r one weel ngo has
IHen : I\bJcct 10 0 keener analysts within the
IHut ) few days. This report contains much
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mol' than most people Imaglnct , anti much.
1lrChhly , that Mr. Hilton dil not Intend to
ccnvey to the lhhic. 'fnlng all of IllItoit's
repnrts for his entire allmlnlstrnton , from
entro
Apri 1. un , to I.'ehrunr I , 1895 , I Is dis
covered that his department colectel for the
Inspection of els , not including gasolne , the .
SUI ' of $ 1SC17.3O. : ' 10 collect this money re
Ijulred an eXllenlnro , of $21.14.IG , lenvlng n
denclency of .520.S0. . . If , as hilton claims ,
lc has no l'lglt to turn over HaGolne fees
to the state , the shortage of $2.520.8G sho\lil
IIY law have Ilcen apportioned ) pro rata among
the Ilslleclor n111 his Ielltes , anti this
taken from their alle : This II the plain
letter cC the law , lnt the 'ouchera ned ly
hilton with the auditor uC public accounts
prove iiyont1 ( onlroverlY that IHon 11:1ll :
the snlul'y and xpenses of hllset and nil
Ills delltes ) In full Conscquenty , hy hlb
own adml'nicn he has dlvidc'tl , anions himself -
self and live 11epulos tOt only all the money
received for lie ( Inspectcn of \ . but % $ 2-
r2G.SO of the money colected from the In-
svctjon of gasoline. In addition to this , he
Bplcton the state treasnry on February 15.
19i. ! ' : the wm of $2.0UO. This amount toe
IrUst have been tlcn out of tie ' gJso"ne
IUne ) ' , So . tiirc' . arcorllng to his own ad-
11s310n. hilton Is fllnrt In his galolne IC-
"n",1 J rnr i a. 1lrlnl Il ) , l Incumbency his
: ; prl ; ; 1'c ilc ; I' ' . 1I - . ' ; ; ) ( of
gasoline the Inl of $1OIL9.SO. a this
amount lie has spent , us stated , before , $1-
525Sii-proving that he bli holh In his own
hands ; : .G22.9 I , which he claims belongs to
the gasoline comp:1Ies' :
WINI' liE HDAI.I.Y COST.
L. F. Hilton was , during the twenty months
ho held the ofce of chief inspector , the
most elaborately cxpoiiIvo occr the stats ,
bas over placed In commission. 'rhe voueh- :
us , or rnther the alleged vouchers 'llch he
hal fed with the auditor of P\111c \ accounts
are oC them elv ( sulcent warrant for the
widest fuFplclon of his Integrity ns I public
omcer. An inspection of these vouchers Ihow
that In the twenty months he was In ol e
Hlol absorbed $7,223.66. o this amount
' 3GGG.GG was for salary and thc balauce.
3.r57 , was for "expenscs. " Ills ! expense
. 4 "olchels with hut one exception arc not item-
.t , Ized. lIe simply contented ' , lll'el with hut-
thug In n voucher " ( or expens " ills monthly .
ly expense account ran ns follows :
18:13. : )
Aunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S ISO.65
May . . . ; ; ; ; ; ; : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173.20
.1 tin e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1.1 :
July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115.50
August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] 87. :
September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.IM
October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] ! n.4 :
Novcmbel' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.71
Decembel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1G3.8
cember 31 : . voucher for nine
1 months' salary . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500.00
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.7 % . Total for 1S 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1&9.0 :
The Inspector's expense account for IS9 I ,
together with the nrlt month of the present
' ycar . are Iemlzet as follows :
January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 148.70
February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.40
March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . Hi2. 0
April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.20
' May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161.20
.Tune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185.40
July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2.20
August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20110
SePtember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189.80
October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199.90
. November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114.70
V . December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.80
January , 1895. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' . 20.C5
December 31 , voucher fOI' two 'ears'
V V Inlnry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.0.0
) ' February ] . 1895 . voucher for one
month's salary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IGG.GG
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Si7.30
hero are lems or expenditure for twenty
months and not a Fcrteh oC a pen to show
" " consisted or.
'hat the items of "exllense"
, hilton simply collected the fees paid the
salary and expenses of his five deputies . and
1 rcserved from the balance as mich for him-
? self each month ns his futicy seemCI to dictate -
tate During the entire twenty months that
hilton ahsorhell state money like n sponge
there Is no evidence fell by hImself to prove
that he Inbpecled n single barrel of oil.
There arc no monthly reports of inspections
- from I1lon , hit his "vonchers" for salary
and "cxpenses" are all In evidence.
hilton Is Involved most seriously whatever
the outcome of the civil stilts whIch wi he
In tlnlp.l . Dlalnst him. I the state wins the
suit . lie - wilhliav.t i ; ; 10 pay into the state treas-
Ul ) ' $5 G 2.91. I the state loses the suit and
the court shall decide , that the gasolno fees
were illegally colectell hUtton wi by his
own Itatemcntl have : to pay the gasoline
. . Ne believes ueii-
compnnles $10HD.80. one bple\'el ell-
ously that he la holding 11 reserve the
$5G22.9t stl duo the state on the gasoline
account , and most of the mon who were for-
merly his friends say that If the money was
still In hIs hand I 10uid have Ilrompty
been turnout over to the 6tale.
'rho halters In the civil proceedings w1 be
Ir'ell \ early the coming week. 'fhe cases
w1 bo tried In the distrIct court or I.aneas-
tel county alI will be prosecuted by County
Attorney WoodwmI : , the Eame ofcial who
prosecuted the asylum boodlers two years
ago , stud who succeeded In convlclnJ one of
them. It Is lot 1\Iy that crlmlnnl ; roccel-
hugs wIll be commcnced until after the cl'l
cases are 11etermlned.
WHAT ' 1\ DEPUTIES Die . I
In tlu's connection In inspection of the ex-
pons9 vouchers of the five deputy oil In-
fpectors now on file with the auditor wi
reveal many points ! or Inlerest. These EX-
hCii5'S consist 11rlnclpaly of items for raii-
road fates p3ld. hilton dil net nlow hotel
In extreme cases Herman
bis , exct
'lmmo \ \ nlcwell from $5 to n per month ,
for street ra'iway ' fnres. Matt D3ughorts
expenses for railroad tickets were generally
tie ; largest , for the reason : that his resldenc
Is at Ogalalia. Al he was the inspector for
the Sixth congreBon31 ! district , It was noc-
S usry for hIm to make frequent trips from
Og3Ial : to Onalin. In Ole month Daughety
lands four trlu from his home to Omaha
and return , the rairoad fare cost'ng him
$80.80. None ef the deputes me vouchers for
the rairoad tickets IUrchlCI by them. I Is
claimed that Daugherty , Bro\n and Kilan
travel onuses , but this fact c"nnot be ver-
lfell from any records on file either In the
In611ctor's oiilco' or with the auditor . Ono
cf the deputies , Ross of Lincoln , admits that
le had a pass over the Unon PacifIc , but
claims that as his inspection trips were all
made to towns 01 the U. & M. road his pas
a\'al/d him hot herman Tlnle \\'l In
Omaha , anti cannot , therefore , bo suspected
gf riding on a railroad or street railway pa8.
The scandals now being unearthed In connection ,
Jecton wlh t\IO administration of the eli i
Inspection department during the lat all- '
mlnlstrnton have created n great deal of
lenllnent In favor of either n radical amell-
ment of the oil inspection law .
01 1\1\ecton or its coin-
' plelo abantlonnient . Under the present law ,
ns a m 1)1' demonstrated by the history of its
operation In the pat six years , the state
has no protection whatever against fraulI.
The chic inspector Is solo judge of his own
vxlense lie nlono has the checking power.
The auditor nor aiiy other state omclal 'Ias '
any right to interfere with illegal practices
on the part of the chief oil iiispector The
' - law simply provides that once each ) 'ea the ,
chief inspector shah mo 1 report wllh the
audItor. Ihowlng lila receipts and dlsbune.
nionts The fIling of the repart Is n lucre
V formaly , for the auditor \Ias 10 power to
' re\'lol I. 'or all purposes the annual re-
Port mIght as wel ho led with the Janitor
One of hilton's methods may Svo 18 I
V 1011le for ni of them } y his written or-
( leTs 010 deputy was compelled to go 10 the (
coollerpgo shop In Lincln and brand empty
barrels a filled wih oil "nl'llrOyell ' for 1-
r lumilatng vurioses. " These barrels so
Itlmpe were then shipped empty to Kear-
, ley and niId from tanl,1 by the oIl com-
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. P IY. Tue el ivan n.en ditribuIad to eon-\ \
fI , U ( fully approved ! y the ntto when
11 fact . the state 1111 flu leans of lowlnt
whether . or hot the 01 Placel In" the brrel
was of legal standard. .n fact there I' i proof
that the barrels brantCI In 1.lnooll and
shuippul empty 10 lCenrney were nctunly
filled with oil below this legal stantiarul . The
Stalilani Oil company has three large sto' ' age
tanks 3t ICclrny , rputy I InslJcctor Itoss
\\nt to lCearnc and ' inspected these tanks
of oil from ( line to tmo , lie refused 10 all'
provo thel , anti In his report to hilton
classed the oil In one Inll" , nt least . ns reo
Jectell. Chief inspector Hlun wrote back
n curt letter instructing lie ( deputy to la
the oil as npllrovell. tlon added ; "I have
Inspeettil the oil inyelf . and 1 know I Is
10j. " This Is hut I single Instance , but If
one deputy could officially brand empty barrels -
rels as being flel1 with approved oil all the
deputies t0111 110 the Paine. :
DOllAN MmS : PflOMhSlS. :
W. I 101nn , lessee of the convict labor :
at ( ito state penitentiary. appeared before the
Slltclal houb committee this lornln ! and
sulunlled to 1\ somewhat desultory exainina-
ton ni 10 his connection with the ( prison
contract. Mr. Dor/nn assumed I stuilot
all of indifference , , but at the same tmo ho
cainhiulIb' InCorme,1 the committee that he
was reaily nt nay or all times to fulfill every
oblgntul In the contract , hath In letter and
In spirit .
Iplll.
Upon being asked In regard 10 the eighty
stone celia called for by the Mosher con-
tract . nsslne1 to him , \orlln statct that
he was ready nt any time to cOnstruct lie
cells. UII 10 within n ) 'eal' past , he saul .
lucre ( hall becn no room for the cehls. The
nol colt house was now completed . and there
was luple room for the eighty cells. When
asked wiiy he luau , not pnt In the cells Del
gait saul thal the Itlte , through the proper
board . hat nl\r 10tneI , hll that lie cells
WCI'O iicedod. lie 10111 commence the con-
1\'lcllon of the celia within forly-elght hour/
I the BoaIll of Publc l.ulls aunt lulllngs
instructed ! him to do 80. le 1 could build the
cells cheaper 101 than nt any tmo since
ho has lucId the contract , as his mel wcre
all practically ) 1,10. The ehty ! coils would
cost him about $10 uplece.
Iii l'efrl'lu 10 lie mater of n houd Bor- )
gnu said 11 answer to queries that he had
novel been asked to glw n b nll. The State
bard I of Plblc I.amls nml 1 II I Il i 1 ! S. wlh i
which ho hail always transacicil his busl-
hess with lie u'tate hall ne\'er asked hIm
for a bent on the losher conl'lct Thc
( o\ornor nor any other SI,1tt officer haul eve
rellueslcil him to file n bond. He was reauly
ho 'sserIed . utnlY ( line (0 ( 1lve ; a stbfactory
bonI ( 11 any 6um the tate ought require.
Mr. Borgan replEII to mll ) ' titieries ) 11 re-
gr'i to the natllro of his contract He sall
thot It rll11lred him to Cecil and clothe the
prisoners , flrnl huh thel wih i fuel and lght I t ,
medlcil . , religious cOlsolutol and plug to-
Inl 1 I nnl < hrlt y ' am Inlwo ni , t " OOII Ii ( iii i.
LINCOLN , Feb. IG.-Speclnl ( Telegram.- )
Matt Daugherty ejuent the mernln houra to-
day ] I\Hh the auditor oC public accounts ex-
amlullg his reports nld voucher for the two
years covering his Incumhency ef this emce
oC deputy oil Inspectcr. 10 claims to be the
enl ' one of the 11elJHes who has made full ,
amid complete reports , nccompallet hy vouch-
ars. Baught says that Mr. SheldJn , suitor
of the Churon : ] Signal , Is to bo namer by Oil
Inspector EJmlston to succeed him In the
Sixth district.
Mr. Daugherl has written a reply to
statements or Inspector Edmiston making
broad Implcatons ( against Daugherty. Mr.
Daughcrty concludes as follows :
"I want to say rIght now thai you cannot
blacken my character or standing. or attempt -
tempt to do I In much ullerhamlet mean
ns you are now attempting. I 'nave cIano
everything that thc law relulres me to du
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-have-done It In a firet-ehass n\nn r. I
have the auditor's certificate , ns follows :
"State of .Ncbrasl\ , Olce of Auditor of
PlIlc ! Accountui . 1/ : I hereby certify that
on F Jllu'y 8. 1895 . hero was led In the
olce or the auditor of plIJlc accounts. by
Chief llspoctor of Oils I. , F. Hilton . , the
monlhly reports of 11. . \ . Dnurhert , deputy -
uty inspector of otis , from April . 1SJJ , , to
January ' . 1855 , both montn ! Incusive , ant
111rlnr the term of his Incumhcnc\ ns such
deputy amountclt to i,03.40. TIre '
) 1.0'.4U. : ( are n'IO
on tile with said Ieport0 C:101 : 101 salary
anti to his Xllenses superior anti cihicor. for moneys turned over
olccl.
" 1UGENl3 MOOHE.
"EUG F
"Audior of Public \ccounts.
"LINCOLN , ' Neb. , Feh. 1G , Ib9 : . "
: o AIIllolJIutnn : le . ' ! uiitc .
LINCOLN Feb. IG.-Speca1)-I ( ! ) Is now
given out tht 10 appropriation wi be made
for the suuiiport of hue ofco oC labor com-
sl\\ort
mlslsonor. It In stated member
I by n of the
hous committee on ways anti " means that
n plan 11 line with that suggested In the
message oC Governor Crolnse for the extension -
slon of the efficacy of the ofco had been
practIcally decided upon amid hue extra op-
Ilroll'laton was ready to report. The ap-
Ilolntment oC John II. Powers to bo deputy
labor commissioner hal lint a damper on
this plan , and the appropriation bill will
conLJln no provisIon for the support of the
office. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Chnerol Dry Hu,11 101.0 Cloqc'l.
, hlADhtON . Neb. , Feb. IG.-Speclal ( Tel-
egram.-G. ) n. Smih & Son one of the lead-
lag dry goods houses of this city , was closed
this afternoon upon an execution In favor ol
the First National bank of Missouri Vahiey.
The exact amount ol liabilities un:1 : assets
cnlnot at thIs ( ( hue bc learned. They car-
ricO , n $20,000 stoe . I Is generally hopCI
amid that they viii be able
I suippouuul : .I wi soon to
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e IUU Ulal n. V
8"1,1 , , " Urnth or . 'IIi. 1t\nrl , . Ich ( . 'must e
FORT HODINSON , Neb. , I eb. IG.-Speclal (
Telegrarn.-Mrs. ) Mclenzle , wlfo of Sergeant
Cdwur McKenzie oC Troop I , Ninth cavalry ,
was Itrlckcn with paralysis at the brealdJlt
table this moring Ind was spec.iieas ' until
sha ( lied al 3:15 : p. 1. . leaving several chl
dren. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
11 Cuunty " ' 11 "oto Oi I'II Jlne .
BUTTE , Neb. , Fob. 10.-Speclnl.-.The ( )
lloyd county commIssioners have submltel
Iho seed grain propositon to lloyd county In
the sum of 10O00 at a special election to beheld
$0,000
held February 27 , lSuiS.
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CU.HTJ" ' I'ESS1LN OLIfDUL .
Abclt Tn'Clt. 6nmt hiuitis .1..ln { 81nce
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thin Stor'um.
NEW YOT , Feb. 16.-Much anxiety Is
nlUICested among lie owners of smnl
'
coastwise sailing vessels as to ( hue safety t
of I fleet of about ( wonty.tlvo ships which
are Inpposed to 11\'e , been lost In hue bhiz- :
zaril oC 1 week ago Ercry dy the offices
of the agents are besieged by relatives
anxious to lioI what I'as become of their
loved ones who shipped a month ago Since
Iho severe storm lucre has not been one
ccatwlso snilng vessel reported from any
southern per ( , anti vessels bound for the
seuth amid New England are ale BO long
overdue that they are supposed 10 have fOln' ,
dered. The ships about whose whereabouts
lucre Is doubt number twenty , of which
hue crews average len men 10 eueh , al\l the
total volume of the cargoes Is ahout 5250,000 .
Most of Ito vessels are owned by New Yert- !
era lrlnchml nmolS them Is the schooner
George n. Conde . V h ch sal Ed from Charles-
toui . S. C. , II commuI11 of Captain hiahicy.
She had a crew of twelve men , all Is now
len ( lays overdue The barkentne Emnmmia'
J. Meyer Captain Oliver , Is twelve days
overdue In Lcntlon Conn. , from Charleston ,
S. C. The schoo leI Alamedn , Captain
Dodge , which sailed from Mhiesboro . Me"
January 15. has not yet been hearth ( rota.
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She Is tl ntY./vo days overdue Darken-
tlO E. S. powel , Captain 10tchl\lSOl ,
which salet Oi Jnll' ' 27 from Chlrleslon ,
S. C. . for Now York , Is sixteen days o\er-
due. 'fhe schooner Saran A. Fuller . from
loslon fol the Azores , anti the schooner
Sarah I'ottor. from Irunswlck for New
York. are both ten days overdue John 11.
Quai , a/elt for the vessels. said today hint (
ho had given up all hOlIes of the shIps reach.
lag Port _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _
TOO STIFF A RATE
Swift IIHt COIIIII hiuuuuuiauucu' ( 'uumucul . half I Milon ot
Actng under instructions tom Chicago
Manager Fosler cancelled $500,000 of the
insurance upon' Swift and Company's South
Omaha packing house plant last week.
Most of the insurance was carried by
agencies In this city . under n general policy' .
the ( risk being rated lt ( rout ' 2.25 to $2.40
lIeI $1,000 , n ( utile less ( luau the 1&9 rate.
This Insurance was cancsled for the simple
reason rate cxeesslve. thlt the Swift leOllo cpnsidercd the
At the ( line that the Swift people canceled -
coiled their Omaha insurance they also can-
celled $2,000,000 which they carried on their
ChlC&O property.
SO1E NEW RELIEF MEASURES
Plans t Aid Suffering OounU0 Offered in
the L3gislturc ,
ONE PROPOSES TO mE SINKING FUND
Money the County Wi : ot Need for 1h'o
\'ORrs to lie llollleI : fur Scout
lrall-Uthcl Worl , ot
the Huuso.
LINCOLN , Feb. 10.-Speclal.-The ( ) house
went on record today In favor of the Heily
funding bil , relating to the lnclne railroads.
The maler came lP In the shnlle of n reso-
Ilton introduced by Hownrll , who asked n
suspension of the rules anti its immediate
adoption. The resolution endorsed the nclon
of the Nebraska congressional dele/atol In
voting against the measure. A roll cal
was tel l1ell. and the motion to suspend .
Ito rules was voted down by OJ to 28. 110w-
nrl of Sarpy author of the resoltition . cx-
Pressed the opinion that the members pre-
ferre.1 . to stamI with Thurston than with
COlgreslmen lelklQJohn antI Iiainer
The university Ileolllo came to the front
today , with n new bill fur II direct appropria-
ton of $80,000. The bill asks for j.000 to
complete lie library building amid $7.000 for
imuckiemutals ! . There Is being made a strong , '
effort to push this measure tiuroughi and
as every man In Incoln Is n worker for this
Insttuton . ) the 11rosllect oC slccess Is flatter-
Ing.Alan sent 11 I bill . whIch was renlI for
the first time , appropriating $10,000 Cor the
IlrosQcnton oC partes nol Ilosted , or who
lay hereafter be nrr , atcd chrgell with
hue mlrder of larrett Scott. I Is cotusiul-
cre:1 : ! lie doubtful that this measlre wIll ;
fluid Plain sailing In time house. COI'ersa'
ton with memhers to\'elcrs the fact that
theo Is a strong sentIment against It. They
say lint such a Ileeotlentmlrht ) be Ilnngerol.s
In the future when other countl had unur-
del cases on their hanls to prosecuto.
AI111ropriatens hat the cal among nearly
all ( lie bs Intrcilucell today. Balrgro\'o hall
two bis for hue bEnen of the slpreme court
rooms , 0113 for supplying I card cJlalople ; In
! c tae ! library ! . aud another appropriating .
.u'JU 101 lle 11rposo 0 murninuung 1111'
tonal shelHs for hue library. Monger hat
clue , house roil No. 516 , making opproprla-
tons for the payment of mbcelaneols Items
of I\I\btelness owing by the state.
SINKING FUND FOIL SEED GHAIN.
Campbel of Merrick today Introduced n
new feature In the way of relief measure
.
I Is evident that his people are ollpcsed to
bonding themselves hut are In ( aver of do-
lug something In this \1'1) Campbell's bill
authorizes counties In the drouth stricken
' districts to appropriate so much oC the
sinking fund ef Slch counties as II not '
needed for use In hue pa'ment of honls or
Interest thereon during the live years next
slceceding the Iassagc or the act. 'he pur-
peso oC this Is to procure seed grain and feet
for ( coins for nEedy Canners. It Is provided
hat a relief commission be organized In
each county for distributon of the surplus '
( oath. I.'armers' notes arc to be taken , ruin-
nlng two years. 'l'here are said to be a
numbcr of counties which prefer to do this
countes prcer
Instead oC voting bouutls. In this connecton
Mr. Campbell has l letter which asks rather
a nrlnput nnoRllnn. A wpol nlO , when
the'l i ttrf : - delay - -iii receiving - supplies ; was
vigorously debated In hue house , Conaway eC
York explained on the floor of the house
that the principal reason of such delay was
that county relief commissions had failed to
organize. T. G. IllghrJm writes ni follows
( Central Merrlcl count . to Mr.
frol City , county , :11.
Camphel :
\Viil you he kind enough to see Mr. Liid-
den ant learn rhuy thu : Ienlcl COllty
central relIef commn.ttce haH not been rec-
ogntze'ul by I the State Helef commlsslon'/
)
\Ve onnnlzet on the SIh Inst. , under the
provisions of hous roil 113 und Immediately -
ately nolfe.I the ( ommlslon { , Ind have
aR yet no rCl1ly. \Ve have reports from
snhcommll < es that there will 10- at least
100 families that vlll need relief from some
10 fnmiles wi Ielef
source at once. An.thlng that you can dote
to rush this matter .alonS will 10 upprecl-
ated b ) our commltc ;
In the same line of relief measures os I
Cnmpb I's. Hurst introduced a bill . house
rl 530 , uuthorlzns ! county commissioners
to use the surplus oC precinct funds for the
purpose of procuring seed grain and feed.
The maximum rate bill oC the session so
far Is Kaup's Introduced today , house roll
513. which provides for the regulaton of express -
press companies within the state of Ne-
bra la and for n maxlmnm rate for the
transportaton oC articles anti fixing n penalty
for viola ton ! of the snme. There Is n considerable -
sllorable reduction made In large majority
of the different classes ol articles from what
Is now chuarcd.
! I.
Crow today Introduced a bill , house roil
lOO , which provides for n uniform system of
vouchers for use for al dsbursements ! of
state rlnds through the auditing omit ) treasury -
nry departments oC Ito state . This measure
has the complete endorlement or the present
state auditor. Ho says there I no reason
why a state auditor should not swear to all
accounts , Instead of a few of ( hem . as Is now
the eractice. V
. rn nraclcc. Cass has succeeded In making I
hlmsclf sold wIth the pases. Yesterday he
gave each one of them n neat boutonniere ,
alI today they recIprocated by presenting
Mr. Orton with a large and handsome bouquet
of cut ilowcrs.
/owers.
ROUTINE 0 [ THE DAY
Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Mun-
uor. In lIme I absence of Speaker mchards ,
caled time house to order , and introduction of
bils was first In line.
lne.
Ho\arll Introduced n resolution emit ) asked
suspension of the rules autO Its Immediate
adoption , endorslug UI yolo or hue Nebraska
delegation In congress on the Hely funding
buhi. A vote 10 surent the rules was not
concurred In by a vole of 07 to 28. ,
On Ito call for hula on third readln ! house
roil 287 , JUdlI's special gram note bill , was
put upon Its passage , t'IO lro\lslons of which
were explained In 'eslerdny's Bee. The bill
was passed with the emergency clause by
a vole of 77 10 10.
The hOlso Ihen tool n recess until 2 p. m.
The oternoon session opened wlh thus
adoption of I resolution offered by Rhodes ,
lust the attorney general rellier an opinion
on Ito consttltonall ) ' ot house roll No. I ,
Ito bill aUlhorlzlng counties to vote hands fOI
seed grain Rhodes explained that Valley
cOlnly had put off Ito election ono week for
( 'tue purpose of hearIng from thc attorney
general on this potmut
The house then went Into committee of the
whole on bills on general file . with Cole In
the chair
House roil 278 by Allan . relating to liquor
licenses , was indefinitely posillonod.
lon so roll lG , by Kaup , relating to ( lie
11rlnlng of election ballots , providing for the
dlstrlhuton oC one hundred voting papers fOI'
each fifty voters or fraction thereof , was
recommended for passaue.
House roll 232 , ly Richardson . relating 10
the examlnnton of Insane patients by county
commissioners and their delivery at aslyums ,
was recommended for passage
house roil 228 , by Benedlcl , providing that
the first Monday In the 10nih of September
he known at l.abor day , and that election
dlY In November be , together wih Labor
day , recognIzed as legal holidays , las rec-
omlended for passage
house roil IG8 , by Burch , declaring
that all substitutes for butter shall be
described ami branded as imitation butter ,
las made a specIal order for Tuesday at
Ot& : o. m.
house roll 18 , by Sutton , providing for
coverIng Into the ( treasury of excess fees col-
leclell by county ohilcers . was Indefniely
iostponed
house roll 20 , by hlurchm relating 10 fees
of county attorneys , was recommended for
passage.
The commlteo of the whole then rose antI
reporled. thorns of I.sncaster moved Ihnt Ihe (
report of the conunlUee on house I'oi ) 278 , .
be not concurred In , anti that the bill be engrossed -
grossed for a third reachg , amid called for
this yeas and nays. This Is flurns' hl ,
which , If passed , would enable the Burlington
hieachu People to conduct a Sloon at that
popular resort for 1 $500 license . Bunts'
moton was lost and the ( report of the conu-
mlUe of the whole was udopted.
The house then adjourned.
IIUIU1 .otler Ali'llllu ; ! Stmiciuio
ImULI ) Y , NEb" , 1"eb IG.-Speclal.- ( )
Mrs. Clay , who resides soulh of town , male
a suicidal attempt by taking laudanum on last
Thurblay , but brought prompl assistance
tha soon rallied from the stupefyllg InUu.
enco of UII minis How,1er , the doctor re-
ports her hopel'ssly 1''nr. anti sIte wi
Jrts ' ' nnl
have 10 b removed 10'I\ , , asylul , Mrs.
Clay Is I woman of Rooll ellneaton , but her
mind hal Fatunl ' failed because of poverty -
erty , assisted by religious ifaniticisnu.
" . \ . ' : \ COUNTY Imrt\J : I. TT'US. :
l'ctitlon .hll" ! for - nt I tclo 1 to "nto
I..I011 ctrcnltec. :
NORTh LOUP , Neb. , 1'eb. ,16.-Speelal.- ( )
A petton Is being circulated here praying
the county super\lsers td 1:1 an election for
the 11urposo of voting $ tl.00 bonds to defray
the expense of seed gnaiiu In lollllnnee with
the recent act of the leglsllture nulhorlzlng
the s me. A petition calling for nn election
for the purpose of voting . bonds to the n10lnt
of $6.000 has already bcoui duly fet anti
sent In , but It I thought b ) S0l0 that this
nmount will be utterly Indeqlato for the
purpose , and hence the secont luetilofl. I
Is orguell that the former nmolnt will not
obtain more than wIll mere ! slppl ) the more
clamerous amid eager anti lest responsible ,
class of applicants , those upon whol little or
none of the blllen oC the consequent taxation
,
wil fall , amid that It will be less unjust to i
Increa the nl0nnt to a Point ) Ikel ) ' to bo of
more nenrly general beneft , or else vote It
down altogether. I I an Inslfclent number
of sIgnatures Is Ibtnlnel for the later pct-
lon the former will likely take Its place
and be acted on by the ( cOlnty board at its
next leeln ! I Is still the hope of lan ) '
that the necessary grain may be obtaIned
through some other channel nun ) the electon
enireiy forestalled ,
entrely forestalII
The local relief committee , In co.eller.1ton '
with the state committee. amid one or more I
church conlnltles , are doing a 101le amid .
disinterested work lucre In Icolihumg after the
needs of hue destute , amid It may probablY
lie trthnly said that there are 101 none
In thIs \Iclnl ) ' In n suforlnt comutili lou. Ils
n matcr oC daily obser\'ance. however . that
Celtic applicants have the " ) nacl { ' ' of mal-
hug a 1010 orlons shollng lion other
really moore mired ) amid the greatest ftrng-
glo Is bel'mig mnl0 hy those who cnn lerl )
Ilnago te live along hy their own hard
rustlng without assistauice and nol hy those
who have muotluimig to do but 10 cal upon the
relief commIttee when 11l ont oC stmppiies.
I.'crtunntel' Cur all concer d. the ground
has baeut nlmost entre ! bare the entire
winter amid both horses 111 cattle are ; e-
ting tie greater part of their living off
the winter ltasttures a very good substitute
h ' anti for . As n
for hay . a 11 no expense cnttng.
cum'lcsity to your eastern readers we mnay
curlcsly 11.1 Inv u ) . ) nnn nit In uiit ' lay , -
lty i : " itt ; ; th mnontht ; ' of Jamiuary : " . last ' " that . was :
nut only 11asable lounge but was good
enolgh to find sale at I reasonable price
In the local mnrlet. This was cut from
"trall" In the ' bluff region south of towmu .
anti mnl1es n 'Inch better forage than one
Ilght nt first 5uPllose.
Though a tempemture of 21 degrees below
zero has been reported here during the se-
verE weather the nlmost entire absence of
! OW has made thc weather Cule bearable
especially In conlrst with the chronic
" " In the cast-
'blizzard' conditions prevauhing -
"blzznrd" conditons 11revalln/
'ern states , amid , In view of the open winter
ant the general destitute condllon of the
country , the poet's words , that " 001 tempers
ito wlmI to the shorn lamb , " comes Ilmost
with the force of InspirtIon.
U 1IATIIfLJI. FOit AblST.\SOg.
00\01101 Holelmb WrItes 1\ l.clll 01
TI"I , , In I\nlf' CI It3VH Ciutuuui'mcliul Club.
LINCOLN Feb. 16.-Speclal.-Covernor ( )
loloomh today sent the following letter of '
thanls :
LINCOLN , Feb. 16 . ISOS.-Mr. E. : . Clen-
denliug , . Secretary C"mrerelal Club . Knn-
sas City . Mo. : My J'ar tir-1'cm'tutlt me to
acknowledge receipt of your valuc favor
of ( hue 11h inst. . iuicluisitug ' Knnsal City exchange -
change for l,00O . the donAton of the busIness -
ness men cf 'our pro re slve cIty through
the Commercial club for this relief of the
drouth stuffeu'et it of Nebruuslca.
Ncml'lm.
Accept my grateful Icmowledgment of
the kIndly interest , whlcll I.romplet . this
generous gift. The dloulsurferel : will not
full to appreciate this unsolclt ( l response
to their tlsl'essct condItion. a)11 the entire
people of out' stale wll rcornlze the sen-
nation. thnent of good will Xlesse , 1) ' your do-
Many conflIcting r001'11 have been sent
) concering the necihStlCS of our people '
timid of the condition. of relief wJrl We
have no desire to conceal the true state
of uffalrs. , NelraskL : has enjoyed malY
years of Ilrosperl , and her prairIes have
been made the happy homes of thousands
of farmers from the outer settled states.
'fhe ) ' CRle to western Nebraska nlmost or
entirely without means anti were lily prepared -
pared to encounter the Ileploralle droulh of
Ihe past senson. In the older portons of
Nebraska and other staten these reverses
alr
woull not have prodlced sufferimig.
Nebraska has leen nelly assisted hy ren-
erous contributions from nlmost every state
In the union. and these donations from 1
sympathetic people togelhel' with provl-
sons made hy the state ieglsiatture . are be-
Ing used to the best possible advantage at
this time , In order to IUIIII ) ' the Immediate
wunll of the lrDulh sufferers.
As prJnr draws near the psophe are 1m-
pressed with the necessity for Reed to sow
anll grin for stock to he used In the cull-
vllon of the land. They appreciate the
generosity of theh' nltfhbors and hope thuat
ly securIng hountful crops hereafter. they
wi le enabled to rOIJ ) ' the 1lndness.
pennlt me again \0 \ thank you for your
hhhly appreciated rift. Very trulv yours ,
( Slgne ) Sl.AS A. IIOl.COMD Governor. .
Governor Holcomb Is also In receipt of $250
from the ( Kansas City slock ynrds. which
amount ho has Ciy over to ( lie relief com-
mission. relef
P"r'UJls from , , , i , 'iu in nd.
ASII.hN , Neb. . Feb. IG.-Speclnl.-One ( )
oC AGhlnnd's old lanllars ] , known as the
"slono buIlding on the bottom , " Is being
torn down , the stone to be used for a founda-
ton of a new Methodist Episcopal church
that will ba built here In the early sllrlng.
The old stone building has been In existence
for nearly thlrly 'ears. nHl only the wood
worl bhows tiny degree of ruin
J. E. urlgett , an old resident of Saunders
county , has sold out , and wi rellve , with
his family , Walerloo , ha . where he has
purchased 0 large ( aria . Mr. ludgett came
10 AshlalHI In the ( early ' 70s. '
Daniel Dslong and son , nulph , from Johns-
town , Pa. , arc lu the city . visiting Mr. 1)is-
lon's sister , Mrs. Fred Cltrlstian .
Albert YoungquIst , who had hIs arm broken
nt the Swift and comfnny Ice plant In this
city , yesterday received from the company the (
amount of hula doclor's bill and ; [ as rec-
ompcnso for his sufferings. :
Mrs. William Phelon and doughier , SarnI ) ,
have returned from nn extended visit to
Texas.
lIon . J. I' . hall has returned from Htngl
where lie has been attenuling the state en-
Callnent of the Grand Army of the Iepub-
lie.
le.A.
4' . G. Bcdgel , who has been In the city I
for several weeks visitIng his uncle , A. J. '
fllotlgctt , returned to his home In Sest'antI
I. C. Weddel has I.r for Malverem , In. , 10
visIt amen relatives for time coming week .
{ ,
The stereopticon quartet : of the Ashland
Igh school has left for Greenwood to gIve
8n entertaInment 'u"proceeds will go to
thus city charity fund " I
The earloal of Rodsr that has been able-
tracked here for Iltutupast three weeks , has
finally ben forwarded .to CurtIs. The freight
charges were ! 'a rai teerl' bY A. G. Ing.llorn . ,
a banker nt that , ' l1reslrlent or hue
I'lnd
Frontier Counly Plas committee. Mr.
lagador was In thug Qly to male the re-
qulrell arrangements . IU ! he has tried every
available means to tnduee the state board
10 u ! --iilsu\ork , , : - lif 4Ied. The follOwing
were contained In t4e t : Two hundred and
thlrl.two sacks of I10ul ; ' sixty sacls of meal ,
7&5 pounds of mea t , tie box of cracker .
two large bores . of i"Herles. The balance
was fled with cio ( h5mim
Arllr : ' 1 JCll'r.
IXETRR , Neb. , ' } /Eu IG.-Speelnl.-Mr. ( )
Phiip Preston , whQ. , was called to Chicago
recently 10 care for his brother who was
seriously Injured In I wreck nt that place ,
returned home this wee } .
Mrs. Sarah J . ( wee\ t and daughter , Mrs.
Etta Cause , left for soulher California
Wednesday . where the ) expect to make their
future Itomne
Joseph Mead of Long Pine , Neb. , Is visit-
lug relatives ant frIends here.
Otis CrooIer , who has been In the easter I
part of lie slate tel some monlhs , Is hero
visiting Crooker. with huh parent , Mr. and Mrs. ' 1' . S. '
Mr. J.'rank Lewis , who has beE spending
several montha up In lie ( Black His coun-
try returell home Wednesday.
Mesna. William Jamsdel , C. A. Sonyster ,
D. J. C3mpbel anti W. 11. Miner , Ind MeE-
dame 0.V. . J'alon. J. \ . 1.3mb , W. \
Wgod3nI and WUlam Jamsdel , went to
hastings WedneBWy to attend the Grand
Army convention.
INTERESTING BEATRiCE CASE
-
Sioux City Lady Declares She is the Wife
of E , T Root.
-
TIM GENTE ' AN SUDDNLY DISAPPEARS
hndIentIomu that 'rhr1 \Ire ltecemmtl.y . lnr-
neil nt Omuinlia Thollh le I 1lllllt- .
1111. UCIIM th'ltn ' ) ( 'crc-
m cay ii lS I'erlurmrd.
- i .
BCAnt' . Feb. 10.-Slleelnl ( Tele-
gramu.-hheatrlce ) has ben enjoying somewhl1
of n semnton today on account of Ito or-
rival In Ito ( city last night or n lally who
registered nt the lmhloel , hotel lS " : IIs.
R. T. Root Sioux City , In. " R. I T. Hoot , who
Is 1 veil known cItizen , holdln the omcc of
city assessor . went to Omaha lat week anti
the Satnrl\Y moring papers stated that n
mnrrlnge license lund been Issuell to Hoot
and Mrs. Kate Russell or Sioux Clt ) . .
'
SeeIng the staem'muetit mud aha noticing
Hoot return 10 this city unaccompanIed Ion-
day afternoon , n local reporter Interviellell
thl gcntlcmuutumu. lIe denlell belnmarriell. . nd.
lUng , ho\over. that ( ho hall gone to Omaha
to meet 1 Ind ) ' with whom ho bad been
corresponding amid that he har1 procured a
ilcemise , and when Iressed ! for nn explana-
ton. t said he had changed hIs mind about
lie ( imuattcr.
male.
When the lady arrived last night she
took n hnel , nnd was c01'e'ed to Hool's
hiomnc' hut was Informed by members of I he
faml ' that he was ahusemut She Is Cule dls-
concerled at the turn affairs have takeut
claiming that when the ) ' IHutelI at Omaha It
Il'ns undelteOI Ihat she should return to
Sioux City . pack tip hun effects and como
1\
to Bet Ice. Hot , In the muueauutitne . las to
como home , anti procure n larger house
( luau lie ono he now occupies . When Inter-
viewed today Irs. Hoot Ilroduced her nuar-
rlage certificate , tumid siaiell that hue weI-
Ilng occurred Saturday , and was solemnlzelI ,
by He\ J. P. D. Iw'd oC Ihc l plEcopall
Church of the Good Shepherd of ( Omaha '
SIte visited nn attorney this nfernoon , for
the purpose oC procuring mlvlce as to what
course 10 pur3ue. Ifligcnt InquIry has failed
lit .1."lnn nn , .I' DJgent _ _ . , _ _ . _ . falell
- - - . . . .wwv . , , S . " < "
. . . "OUll" V1 IVOL , Inl JO
one Is able to offer n satisfactory explana-
ton ( of his conduct This Is Hoot's third
matllmonlal ventur . his second wife dying
sUddenly while In ntendance at the World's
fair. Mrs. Hoot Is necomllanleJ by nn attractive -
tmctve Ile daughter ol S years of age.
MRS. HOOT'S STOHY.
Mrs. Hoot told hue ( folowll' story : "I
became acquainted with Mn Hoot about four
months ago , through a mutual friend \'e
corresponded antI finally agreed to meet In
Omnahua where I was going 10 visit frIends.
This was the first tmo we had ever met.
lie cnme to Omaha on tint Sth , amid we werc
married Ihe folowing day In the parlors of
thc parish rectory. I wns then ( decided that
I should return home , pack my housellhl
goods and go 10 Beatrice nbout the first oC
the month , ho slating that he desired to
secure I larger house than the one he was
then hiving In wih his two daughters. I
had my household goods packedt'lien I received -
ceived a letter from Mr. Hoot which caused
me to come hero at once. I was n crud
letter , and In It he suggested that wI he
!
divorced. I was dumfounded and ccnl1 not
undcrstaJl it. Last 1lght. when I and my
8-ar-ohl daughter reached here , I was
driven to Mr. Hoot's home. A young lady ,
who I presume , was his datmgluter came to
the doer and replied In ( Ito nfrmalve when
I inquIred ! If C. T. Hoot lived tlmure , but said
I hall mlstalen the place after I hall Intro-
duced mseI then returned to the hotel. "
She says that sIte was
formerly the vife
of a banker named IuEsel , to whom she was
married nt Anamosa , Ta , Also that she has
lived In Sioux City , her present home , for six
years ; that she was cIty librarian there for
two years , and that or Into she has been
keeping house for ] 111 two sons , who are In
business. She Is dressed stylishly , Is about
40 years oC age and claims to be unable to
explain her husband's conduct.
According to Mr. Hoot , Ihc facts In the
case arc thesQ : "About six weeks ago she
wrote me from Sioux City , but did not say
where she obtained my name. She salt clue
wanted to get marrlell , and thought I wluld
suit her. I answered the letter . and hater
wenl 10 Omaha nt her request. What followed -
lowed after that Is 1'0 n dream to me.e
were married , and alter Ivmg two days ns
man anti wife she complained that I did not
suit her. Wo then agreed to part , anti I
was to come home ant she wns to go to her
homc In SIoux City , and after a whie be
divorced. This was our perfect understanding
and ngreement. I denied m ) marriage after
returning home for the reason that I wanted
for a time to keep It from my funnily. As
to my future Intentions regarding the mater
I cannot say. "
VEltFi : [ AHll U D. . Ul\I.
Uueord ot the Cuu 1111 Statomelt ot the
UI'hllll : lnhlor.
I required only n brief investigatIon host
cvenlng to establish the ( fact that Mr. Hoot
and Mrs. Russell were murrled by He\ Mr.
1.1\'d , as Is climed hy Mrs. Hoot. Mrs.
Russel had for some days 11revlolsl ) ' been
the guest of Mrs. Elizabeth WIlkins at
1'wentyecond and Grant slre.ls , who Is one
of her most Intlnate friends. Br Root
called on Mrs. Hus.el at UIC resllence of her
hcsless , and ut his urgent reluest she comi-
sented to bJ married at once. 'fhe eOlple
welt to Hev. Mr. Llwyd's residence about
noon on Saturday , February 9. where the
ceremony was performed , Mrs. Wldns and
Mrs. I.lwyd acting its witmuesses. The bridal
couple then returned to lrs. Wilkins' residence -
dence , where they remained unt Monday ,
when Mr. Hoot went to his home at Beatrice
and his wife returned to Sioux City 10 pacl
111 her effects : reparatory to Joining him In
their ICW home.
He\ Mr. Lh'd said that when time couple
came to time rectory 11 was somewhat sur-
prised on account oC the ususunl hOur. lie
questIoned them very closely as to whether
they could 11roperly be mnrrifd hy him under
time law oC his church , which forbids the
marrlago of a divorced person They both
declared that theIr fcrmer partners were
dead , and this was \ouchell for by Mrs.
WikIns , wIth whom the minister was ac-
Inalnted , so the ceremony was perforated
without objection.
Mrs. WIlkins was seen at her resIdence last
night and was enlrely unable to account for
the mysterious proceedings of the groomn
She stated ' lust ( Mrs. HlseH was her frlelI
and u most estimable womnn. She was for-
mneniy cIty librarian at SIoux City anti hmad
two eons , vhio were at Iiresnt emmipioyed by
heaulimug Sioux City firms.
She was also time mmiothuer of two daugluters.
who stihi remtualnetl as huer guests , There Itati
been mie difference between time couple thmat
could head to ucIm an episode as the Beatrice
dlmpatolu Indicated , tIme only' variance of ohuumilomu
beIng iii regard to ( lie wedding , as Mrs.
Russell was amuxious to waft a little longer.
The oldest daughter , a whmusonie young
tt'omamm of 17 , was equally umnahulo to account
for ( hue stramuge procedure. l3athu womnemi irene
greatly' surprised by time action of Mr. htoot ,
. ' . , ' ' - . . ' , . .1 . . . . . . . . , .1 . . i. itS , , . . , l
vIIu , aL. CVClIL'4 S U&JUflIS 1 J4LUU4UIJWUl
sensIble persomu.
l'lrA ( , oumlmltuum5"s jiuI'k Vork.
PLATTSMOUT1I , Neb. , Feb. l6-Speclal (
Tehegramn.-Promnpt ) actlomu ott ( Ito huart of
time local tlepartmnent ahotie prevented a
serious conflagration 1mm this city last night.
hire was locatoti in ( hue basemnemut of Mc-
Courts' grocery in thto Umuiomu bhoclc about 11
o'clcck , 'flue hose commupanies respondeul itt , .
mneulintehy to thto umlarmn , amid with a hood of
water drowned out the hiamnes before they
hunt ) spread to time store rooms above , Time
oxploslomu of a coal oil stove was rcsponsU4o
for ( lie blaze , Time loss , $000 , is fully coy-
creti by' inaurammco.
The niemuibers of tIt I'lattsmouth turemera
lucid theIr c'igiuthu anhiUal cuuasqucrado ball
in ( lila city hast nlghtt at Vu'eutermnan luau ,
Sotno 500 people were premeeni and particu-
vatctl lit thto festivities , anti thm affair was
a complete success In every iuarticular. Thue
Iut'oCeeds will assist tIme local society' tim-
tenlahly In arramugimug for the emuertaimumnen (
of vIsiting turiucra at time mmext state ( turn-
( oat , whuichu occurs iii this city In tue aura-
mer , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
i'clbleN S'Ill imamuquct Vclhtumrum.
PL'INIElt , Neb , , Feb. 1G.-SpccIah.-Tlme ( )
imierubers of tht North Nebraska Editorial
assocIatIon irlil be banquetcul at hotel i'eebleg
( .w 'SS''I' . , , tL _ , V
at ( lila p2.ie next Monday night huy W. R.
l'eebhes , ptapretor f tlmt rutsgnlflcnt hotel ,
a meeting of the' Iuea"paiier boys being b ild
for I'ermtlem' on that day.
lisUl.T : Ut' , r i'L,4 ; : ; ; I.K 1'lLvlii : .
( ) luC Of tlu lepnihtorue ( 'omit nuii ? 'iulcllo
t8 hucum lie hot llI dmuiuey ,
Feb. lG.-Spcclal.-Ihamuk ( ) hx-
ainliter Chine retuurne I tu'da' ( remit Trenton ,
wlmlthter lm imati gone to take charge cf hue
wrechteti bank of 'l'reiutomt , whmlchm lately eel-
lapsed. lie relttl a tragical story of time
Otath of John 7th , hlimlgcr , an account of whose
suicide ii'as givemi a few- lines In ( hue vress of
reecnt dale. Om Jamitmary i , Chimme took
charge of time bank. Febrtmary 1 , hhtmlger iviuo
lives a few mmiiles ottt fromum Trenton , canto into
town atiti presented a check for $300. 'l'liero
was , of eouinsc' , ito mnomuey ( or luiun , uiuttl hue
\vent away , Sbtortl' afterward lie fatally
simot imlmutseif with a i'lihc. lit' hat ) fumntls In
tlto ohue'r bam.k , ( lie State lhnmmk of 'l'remutomm.
lit''as to slmigle immimn , smith itas eomiskhercd
by hue lucoplo of Ititclucock couuuty in fairly
goeti circtimmistr.muees.
MatL Genlmum ( and Father Canmusy of h'latts.
ntoiuh ( , rl'Ilresdtiting the interests of harry
11111 , lhue itiumrthercr of laruiuer Akcrsomm , whose
exectmtlomm Is set for a iveek from iiext Friday.
lmuFl it bug immtervieiv today withu ( loverumer
hiolcommib. They urged ( hue sovernor earn-
L'atly' to comummnumte time serutemice to life imuipris-
omuitie ii t , Thut'y' itrouglut mit , ' vet it lomu , btmt
mmiercly rrescmutcd reasons for exocutlve
clommiency. Next week tIme govermior trill hear
nrgtmmuiemuts by thmo coumuty attorney , tunti tiuen
decide the mnatter ,
Fitl itNI.t StUltilliii ) ,
3l e I oriunma ( 'ci iii e i mu ii i' riuuui ii ( 'au uuty ' ( V ii I cii
itceut mm cc I I mu I lie I ) ii , I hu o f ut i'c ii i , m' ,
LOUt' CITY , Nd , . , Fob. lti.-Speclal ( Tele-
graiuu.-Yestertluiy ) ( hue dcid hotly of Frutmik
Lamutla , a Gcrmuuamu , who Iivcui Imi ( lie northeastern -
eastern hart of Stienmitumu couuuutO' , tins fotimiul
lyIng about live ( cot from Ida door. ills
face tias covered ivitit blood.'ord was
u'ciit to the coroner , amid tupomi his arrival
( hit ? hotly watt exnmuuimied. it iruts foumuuti ( lint
Ito lund bceuu eliot Pu ( hue huack of time lieutl
tuithu a ehuargo of shot. 'Flue huarl' ti'huo dlii
titti killitug unimat huutvo bemt very close to
hmimn at thic unto of the shuotluug , for ( Ito witoho
charge emutcrc'tl iii ouue slutut nuuui lifted ( Ito
wluolo top of luhu slutill. Lanula was a pauper
is'Ito huts boon knit by tIme couumiiy for ( hue
huast scretu ycam's , iirm'Imtg at that ( into beemi
( Ito s'lctimn of tt hracicih ( Joke' , by tvhuichu hue
ivas comuipelleti to travel several mullen Itt a
ttttzzantm wmimctu catusoim utuo iroezmmug or imma
ha umuls 0 mid feet , rcstu It I mug Itt ii muuputatlomu ,
The muiotivo for time cottummtituslutu of ( Ito cniuiio
is a mitystary , as Ito was comiskleretl Imuoltemu-
ivo atuul veu'y poor. Timere is ito clew to ( Ito
muiuirderer , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
.
itlI. , , iOiiN % LbIiEitV ml is.ti'i'nt ll3.
% 'tt'4 Expected to Sttuiueh'l'rial for licihtur' , to
Report I't'i' ii JitItI ( ' , , Cit ( lie I'ouucc' .
SIIELIIY , Neb. , Feb. 16.-Speciai.--Rov ( ) ,
Jolun Alihery was to luave appeared as the-
femidamut at a trial sot for ( hue 11th Immst. , ( hunt
Ito aught accottmit for fimict hue imath received
anti muot tumm'mued over to ( hue village tinning
luis termuu as jutstlco of ( Ito peace. On ( Ito
Saturday preceding hue was allowed to leave
oti hula m'ecogmiizamice Imu order to comistult ii
lawyer Imu David City. lie has muot retturmueti
tumid his botuulsmnen expect to pay uls thefi-
clency. He leaves a tvlfe and several sunahl
children. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
au tu rr ! , ' it I mu IL 'ti tnt mu S C ornu
PENDIIIt , Nob. , Feb. 10.-Speelah.- ( )
Titurstutmu county was time scene of a weddimig
omie night tIthe week alulehu bordered closely
on ( hue roniamitic.Vill Craig , ivhmo was once
a telegraph operator at this place , camtie to
town anti sectured a hicemuse ( rein County
Judge Ciuase tu , wed Miss Alta harper , irliose
parents reside betwecmu tlu' place amtd Ilauu-
croft , and also requmestcd thie judge to occom-
pany 1dm to the Itounc of ( hue htrospecuve
lunida and tIe the kmuot. After arrlvluug at. time
harper luonio Mr. Chus discovered that ito
was outsde ! of htls Jurisdiction , the Harper
lmomne being just over the Curnhng county
line , amid Mr. Chuass informed ( he young
couple ( lust In order to b made one under
( hue license hte Imaul issued they would have
to accotiipany hmtin it Timurston county ,
wluercupon Mr. Craig , Miss harper and a few
intimnate friends started withu tue coturteous
court for I'cnder , but just after crossing over
Into Titurston county soil what ahpeared to
be a Imeavy snow stonmut comnuenceul , and at
tInt stmggestion of soune otto of ( tue party thmey
nil halted anti tiue judge pronounced ( hue
words ( hint mnado Mr. Will Craig and Miss
. 'ila harper humaband amid wife , as time large
snowilakee fchh from heavemi upon ( lie italuiy
party , anti time moon and stars peeped through
( hue nulsty sky as witmuesses to tIme happy 'et
sohemuin event.
'york illglu Scluooi iuutortmilnmnont.
YORK , Neb. , Feb. 16.-Speclah.-Tlte ( ) an-
noah lhlght school entertalmumnent of tIme York
flight school was given last evening at the
Nobes opera luouse. Not lit years had auchu
a crowd assemtibheti lum ( hula buIlding , ( lie
house being paeked , umiti oveti standimug room
ttot obtatmuable. Time house amid stage s'ere all
decorated with hia.s atuth thin colors of ( lie
class , yellow auth grestu. TIte program of tIme
evening vas opemied hty a sehectlomu front ( lie
Apohlo club. After thtls a Program , delIghtful
lit everY resnect. was remmderetl. All ad-
tlm'esses of ( lie evening were huertalmuluig to
America. Tint high tciuooh Glee club cap-
tureul the Imouse fromuu the start , but mtuatle a
decided hit In producimug "Selumieluher's hland. "
'rime subject. "Characteristic America , " by
Miss fiopiula Lamnmnera , auth "What ( hue Nation
Needs , " by Mr. Leroy Smith , both of time
c-lass of 'tiC , irene very flits , antI received
enthusiastic ahuphause. Imi fact , the whole
programui was carried of ! withuotmi a break , tumid
thue entertalmumnemut was a dcctled success.
Those tilmo mamuaged situ sitperhrute ded tue
sammte are highly pleased withu ( hue work ( hunt
was done , as ( Ito entertaimumuient tens , without
doubt , ono of tlue tlmmest ever remmulered him
York. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Sccluit AhTahra mit 'l'otuuunmihm. ,
TF1KAMAII , Neb , Feb. 16.-Speclal.- ( )
Couuiitaiuy SO , Nehmrashca NatIonal Guards , will
lve a bali Oit the 22d Inst. at ( hue opera
ii
'rIme tiedicatlomu of ( hue new Mammomilo Imahi
takes place ctu ( hue 27th.
Tekamnah's Gun eitmb gIves a midwinter
aiuoting tournament on 1'ashuimigton's bIrth-
thay' . it c'xtcuuds an invitmuic.mu ( to all sportsmen -
men of tIme county and athjohtulmig coumutles ,
Live birds and targets used.
Time unIque social event of ( hue season was
a "TrIlby" tea Wednesdoy evemuing given
by' Misses Mmttie auth Lotus Auhains , Abaut
twenty-five' youmug latly fnietuda trerui invited ,
Tue opera house was crowtieul with attemi.
( lye Istemuers to time high school oratorical
comuteot , A nice progrnmn was rendered , coti-
tistlmmg of recItations auth muttisic , Thue jtmdges
selected Sidney WIlson , it , oratorical , Gen-
( rude \\'hilte , draniathc , and Gail Shafer , front
( he humorous divmulomus , me participate 1mm tIme
county content at Lyomme cim March 8 ,
Tue i'ic'asant Hour club gave a "novelty"
uiamicing iuarty Thmureday' crammIng , A few
frotti Otnahua attemutled ,
liii tvauuii e.tt I I 10 I i tIC iii ,
lJWSON , Neb. , Feb. 1G.-Speciah.-Tlmis ( )
quiet little village is on ( Ito eve of a small
beonu , Tlme brIck Is now heng ! placed mu thme
arounul for ( lie Purpose of crectitig a bloelt of
4,5 I , -e , I . , tIr. . , , , . , , , , . . . , , . , , , ,1
IUUIIS V . , , , o , , , lIt , 1j4U1 % .
The build 1mg will be two , sonies ( , ( hut , upimer
hart hisimug arrammgcd suitable for tin opera
lioumse ,
All branclmem.u of hitisiners are well repre-
sent.l In hawson , a large hhourimug tuuill , ( iso
getueral stores , two drtmg stores , two hard.
ivare stores , one lunihuer yard , blacksmn'thu
Eltop , two hmoe1 ( , two chmurclues , Cathoiho amid
Rvangellcal , and , best of all , is thus graded
schuool , so succeatfully' conducted by' l'rof.
Crocker.
Time graduating cIae3 cf ( ho tchocls save
an entertainment tonight consisting of essays -
says , aimeeChies , recitations antI mnuslc , which
it ill be ( hue beginning of a series of social
evettts of ( hits it mid ,
OI1uoam'i I ii seed ( tr.uiut hloiuul ,
SIIELI3Y , Neb. , Feb. IG.-Speclal-Tjio ( )
movemnent to call an election to band I'cik
county for $35,000 withu live years 7 per cumit
bonds Is muieetimg with opostIomi ! lit ( his , time
eastern , hiatt Of time county , A PaPd is beIng
circulated denouncimug a boat ) Itsucu mind nil-
vocating a donatIon by thug cltizemu to thucs
who arc' unable to procure seeti and feed ( or
another crop. Over $200 was aubscrbeul yea-
terday in this precimict , There trill be a
nusetlng this afternoon at Osceola. to diecuss
the bond iuroitoition , The fanummera in thtus
vicinity are decidedly oiposed to am , Issue ,
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Rti\'AL \ ' SKV1'1NG PARTiES
T111At218 hl L3ntloll Ate Thuipty alma R0.CO
. Meeting ; Aballdooc1 ,
ENGLAND EJYING A CADANVINIER \
Oeenr 8'ittlo' Itatmihmug t'iro on ( hue "Lmi
' Ittliec cit I'uiruteL' ' hld
1'uI Ilehhig a Sac-
( 'esetuil iiutroluuc'tiumu-.S.m alt lterji.
tutinilt' . cui' i'hui ) lii l'mtt'la ,
( C'.pyrlgiuteI , 1995. l.y the' . 'tseccmnteh i'rcae. )
I.ONION ) , . Vt'b. iU-'i'ho comti.lmuumctl cold
trentluer lit Great llritahim Is hmnt'lmmg a iuiut
Periou effect iii all Itauts of ( lie coimiltry.
Aside ( ruin ( Ito Miffering luivoived tlto low
tcmuihtcraurc iutts caumsetl tu ltictlettl standstill
of all imorsu t nil muimi g oluerat he its mu muil luau ti mug
ihmmrlmmg time last sIx iseeks , A umumuuuluer of hmmu-
huortamut race imteetluugs , litelmiuilmug time .grcat
mti II I t ary mc teelulcelumuse it t Stumtthou ii park , ilxeul
for yestcmdmy , mmliii time 'thmimuciicshcr February V
ttteetlmmg , hati to be uumirely ( tibiuitiotietl. Ono
dhstressimug le.ure , of tlte tucalomi is ( lint fulIhy
tvo'tImlrtls of tlm huotuses iii l.ouuilomm turu cii-
( Irely it ititotit ( huelr tmstual tu'atci' ttuIuly iii
comuseqimemmee of tIme freczlmum ; of ( hue tt'muter ,
Amu extraordinary sceite wits wimuessetl ( Ott
\'euhiuc'sthay last Imu front of thuo Mtuuusiomi
iuoutse , ( lie fiIcIal rcsiilc'mtcu of ilue lorti mtmayoi' ,
lu commnectiotu wlthm ( lie lmitemisIy c ulul weather ,
4 large uttmmuubor of hiei'SUtts gititcrctl ; ( lucre
iii COtisequmemuciu of ( lie clrciulnuiouu itt a false
report thmat thm' lord miunyor hind lastueth a
luroclauuiaicuu tranmuimig ( lie citizemia of Lotidouu
of ( ho mucar tuplroaclu cf a fumnlotumu lutlzzuirtl ,
trIm iclu tvotulth I ii litulo all I ruiihc a miii Cause a
cesatlomt of luumsimuss , It was also reported
I imti t t lie lurochti ttuuut Ian umrged I lie people to
lurovitlo ( htcmmuselt'cs with a fumll acck of lure-
vitulomus for thmrco ulays iii oi'ulcu' to b nrciiarctt ( Il
for nmm' emuiergency , nuttl mulso uvarmicul all
citiiemis to be t itimlit tlcora before mtuitlmulght
cii 'l'Iuursdtuy 1mm orther to esctuita belmig over- V
talte it by time eleuuuetit s.
NII'fllt hAl ) lhhlTl'liht lUll
Skaters , however , hut Hutuilamuti hmavo muover V
lund siuchu aim excellent opuortumuu I ( y for I midmmlg. V
I mig I mm short ii iioii ( lie Ice , numtl lakes amat
ltotttl , all of tt'huichu are frtm.emu over , ore
crontheti tlav tutu tiltdtt. 'm't , , , , . , - , , t
society hung' centem'ctlliiIue Dtitchskatlmig
P3 rt les , tilt icht Immure bcemu lmchui o ii tIme lake iii
iittckimiglmtummm palace go m demus , amid att'hm lehu
time lmm'l mice ofViihos nimil Ii Is tumumuuau'nietl V.
daughutormi , ( hue l'rltuccsscs Victoria uutl Muth ,
( hue dtmko attul thumclmcsuu ofoi'k , i'rlmmceuua
llcmury of York , htm'imuco I lemury of l'less , it ho
is a beautiful shutter ; Lonti Marcums hiereitfonul ,
SIr Frttiucis Eultuittiuth George Astlcy-Corbctt ,
soul of ( lie hurlnce of'alea' friemuth , ( hue laku
Sir Jolumu 1)tmguhnle ) Asthey , ( lie minted luatromu of V
Shorts , anti mtutumliers of other hut'omuuimmdmut
Persolts irene lit daily ottetutlauce , Iloekey'
mnatclmes on time ice , hnigmmt at 3 o'clock lmi
time tcftcrmtoomu aiuul lastimug uuuutul 5 o'clochc ,
wlmen tea smith otimer huot thrimiks irene served ,
huavo bectu ( hue features of tlmcso gathuorImuga ,
The muost intom'cstimmg muuatclu vums Itehul on
Timumrsday betweemu teattis eaptahmied by ( Ito
primice of'mties aitd Mr. Frautclut uUhumnny ,
M. 1' . , ( Ito side captaimicth It ) ' time Primuco
tuhiutuummg by a score of S to 5. Ott thIs occa-
ion time Pnlmtcess ofVaics tins also uresemut
antI took great Interest lii ( lie gamtio. TIme
royal lathes emit ) their party haitI muo hieed
whatever to ( lie imutemtuuely cold ts'c'atlmtur which
prevailed , ( ito muiercury lmeitig I degrees below
zero. Tue queemu , into is comumimmg to Lomuthout
emi Motuthay fromuu the Isle of'lghtt , Itamu issued
orders titat certain miiemtiljcrn of Imer coturt
shah be imuviteul to witmmess tIme sports omt tluo
Iiuckiiiglttumuu 11315cc guit'dens hake antI Ims aim-
uuotmmiced ( lint site imcrself Intomuds to witumess V
tlt ent.
ent.CONDEMNED V
CONDEMNED BY SPORTING MEN ,
Tito proceedings wimiclu ( hue anti-gauuubilrmg
league hta.s imustitutctl naImist time Jockey
chub at Newmmuarkct , for Iceepimig out alleged
gamiubhiumg nimug have been iii regress ( luring V
tIme past \t'eeht amud Imave becut gemueraily comu-
denumued by till Itercotms imttereted in sportIng ,
Johun hlawhce , vhto is at tIme Imead of thuo
league , Is ( Ito F7migiishu reprt'semitaIve ( of
Messrs. Jaifrey & Co. of New York. Among
time niemuibera of the Jockey club are tito
runimuce ofVales , ( hue dtmlt at Saxe-Coburg-
Gotiua , the titmice of Cominatughut , debut of York
amutl J'nince Cimristluun of Schuieswig-Ifcihstoin ,
The Iclmug of Belgium autch Grand Dulto
Vinuhimitir of Itttsia mire Imomiorary muiemuubers ,
Mr. Titomnas F. Bayam'd , United States
amutbassatior , will attend the muioetiutg of ( Ito
Royal Geogntuplmical society on Monday for
time purpose of receivimtg ( lie hiigslmy nicdal
which htas been commferred luyime society umpon
Dr. Charles I ) . \'nicot , ( lie director of tIme
Umtlted States geological sturvey.
Omu Tuesday last Mr. Toohe itrotimuceul at lila
theater Mr. Arthur Lair's "Timorotmglmbrcd , " -
tt'hmichu is a farce of tIme usumuil Toole Iiatterrm ,
\Vihtle's mmciv play entitleti 'i'Ie , Importance
of iheing Earmiest" huatl a atmccesutfmul Premiere
at ( hue St. James's theater on Thursday muigiut ,
It proved to he a rattling farce , Iii whmlclt
Lonihomu's premier joker titrew all tlramaIc
Lhteonics , na prspountlcd by hmimtischf , to ( Ito
wimutis , writing nnyItotv as to tbmo story whtlchu
was of ( lie scaumtiest chuaraciem' , ammtl filling tlu
eitumntiomis wIth \Vlhdeisnitm. The huhay was V V
Preceded by the commuetlietta ' ' 1mm tIme Season , "
'I nitemi by Lamugulon Mitcimohi , Iii ( hue hatter V
, ,1v Mi , , , . li'hiintl Pni. , , . , A ,
' ' ' "S. . . , , flatJJ , iumuuo A
Imer debut anti achuieveth a Pronouimccd sue-
cess.
Sarahu flernluarult Proditceth Stmticrman'e "Die
hlelmutotli" at ( hue Romuml'isanco theater in
Paris on Wednesday last. 'rhue luIay was an
emuorinous stmccea.s. Time thueater was filled
tuVitht Germiumins , into wmurmniy cheered Mine.
ibermuhmanult for hmer rmuagttlhlccuut pertom'mammca ,
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tlIes 'irgiuiIui iiri I Ii.
itliss Vlm'ginin. Rail , the hriglut nmutl talented -
ented young womtmami trlto hurts hen ltlayImm
Prlnco Matnymt w'Ithu ( hue ' \'nuig' ' compamuy
for ( Ito past two aetusomus , was comlehleui to
renitulmi Iehthmuth , whuemi the conipammy ciomcetl at 4
iiuyd' Tttc5tiay muighut , cit mtccoimnt of a.
revere case of ha gm'liupe. Misc hIutni is stopping - V
ping at the l'axtomt. hem' hihmYlcitmu says
rite is In excellent huutmithmt , tuitul tt'Iil be able
to reucumutue hmer wane witim tint company en-
( our Ttmesthrty or Vedhesthmty , Sue has nut.
fem'eth greatly' , btit is couuvithesclmmg rapidly ,
lr. hihUii'r's ic , , C omlmmmiy : ,
'Flue f3eymmiouur Park Artesiami Ice company
ivtIs incoruoi'ateuh yestoruiay , uvitlu mc capital
stock of $50,000. George L. Miller vami
nitnicul itt ; Presiilemit aitul Fu'autlc Mattock us
general mnmcuuager.
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J'JItS'ulI P.IIf4I4J'JSt. ,
Johun Stevemus of Sturgls , Wyo. , Is a guest
at the Millard ,
Ifx-Senator W. if. Conger of Loup City' is
at time Iulerchmamuts. Mr. Cotmger heaves to.
morrow for lOImitS In Illinois , Wisconsin and
: otuthmenmu Mimumuesota. to solicit comutribuumtlons
itt time tray' of aced. grain mind ( ccii for Limo V
Jroutfm sufferers of Shtermutamu county. Mr.
Comuger stated that. ( Ito iirumneliato waius of
( Ito miceuly in iiuat part of thus mutate in ( ho
way of iurovlsiomua anti clothing wore being
mmtet by amimple commtnihtutlomis ( brought time re-
lit' ! comuumitee ,
AL tit Mereer : Mrs. W'llliams , Chicago ;
II , I' , hlali , Chicago ; (1. hI , Gaitsen , St.
Louis ; Ammtomu Il. Eggers , Now York ; Ira
Mallory , North Platte ; A. II. Jester , Chicago ;
v. j. Conmuoly , humhuimtlmmc ; ( ieorme M , Tlbhjmm ,
Chmictugo ; C. L , Coleiuian , Chicago ; J , It.
Jackcomm , Smut Framicica ; ( I. Pierre , New
Vnl , ' itS i ' , ' , , , , , , ' ' , , , , , . I' !
. 5 . .SVS ; , lVUf5U SIs
. WIllis , Chuictugo ; A. I ) , Alexander , Crawford ;
Mmtx Wohuhlehe. New York ; Juhun l'endorgast ,
Nile's , Mlchi. ; hiomury ( iraff Jr. , ChIcago ; W
If. iearlmmg , Piattuunuouthu ; hi. \VIuitmnoro ,
Ciuicago ; 0 , ii , I Johuhta , lemuver , Cob , ; It , Ii ,
Foster , Mirmiucapolis ; J , H. hyena , Chicago ;
I ) . B , Iecler , Ciulcago ; George Xii. Lovelock ,
Cimicogo , _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Nulinti i , I. iliuS mit I Ii ii I I uu t cia.
At thin MihinrulV : , Ii , iharsion , Crete ,
At ( hue lcllonoV. : . I' . Dali , hlohilrege ;
a , ii , h'uelce , Coiumnbus.
At time h'axtomt : A. 81. hammn , St. l'aul : 0 , V
H. Whuipple , Perry' ; Chmariea A. hiumumma , Lln. V
cohim ,
At thin Arcaule : F. M. Barrington , Al.
himtuuce ; J. ' 1' . Clark , Lhmmcohmm ; hlirammu Chase ,
l'cntler.
At ( lie Mtrcluanuc ( ; 13. II. Llttlefield , Edge-
tvaer ; i. Ushuer , W'lhlliuriu Atwood , hero.
macnutY ; , R. Coloni , Alllmummee l. l' . Fleid ,
St. i'auml ; FV. . Sntloriy. Genimug ; it. if. hog-
us , ( Iraiutl Isiniud ; Arthur 8 , Gay , i.leile
Fourche.
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QUINN-Mrs. P. . Fehiruuary' IC. 1895 , ogod 35 V
years. Ftmrtrai at 8:30 : o'clock MimiJay
morning , Februmumy 18 , front ebsideutco or
, Jmtmmw's Wehclm , I31J Jommes utu'ee ( , to holy
Seiuulchter ,
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