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THE GRATIA DAILY JlEEs SATURDAY , FEBIUTABY 5 , 1308.
ON TOWNSHIP TREASURERS
Attorney General Expounds the Law for
Dlzon County's Attcrney.
HOW HE QUALIFIES AFTER ELECTION
lie CtuiNrn nt the HcKtilar Kluc-
.tJun . nnil ( ilvc llonil In M minor
I'rrnt-rllint It- Statute
of J8)7. !
LINCOLN , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) In answer
to nn Inquiry from the county attorney of
Dlxon county the attorney general has In
terpreted a section of the statutes that will
to of Interest to counties under township
organization. The letter ot the attorney gen
eral IB an follows :
LINCOLN , Feb. 1 , IW.-Hon. John.V. . .
Pearson , County Attorney , l'onc.1. JMCU. :
( My Ucar Slr-I have your favor ot January
27. In which you nsk this question : " \ \ hen
Is the township treasurer elected , ana wnat
must he do to qualify as treasurer and ns
collector of taxes ? " .
My nttswer la as follows : He must bo
Heeled nt Iho general election liflil on the
Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of
November ot each year , ns provided li >
HPdlon 7 , chapter xxvl , Complied Htatutes
JS07. This section was passed In ISOi , and
IH therefore thi-'ast expression of the legis
lature upon the question , and provides
specifically for the election of the township
treasurer. As township troa urcr he must
Klvc n bond In the sum of $ X.WO , or double
the amount of money that may come into
bis hands , to be fixed by the town board
( sec. 41 , chap , xvlll , art. Iv ) . This Is his )
official bond , and the ono which enables
lilni to perform the duties , nnd the ono
necessary to Ills qualification as treasurer
of thn township. This bond must be ap
proved by tno county bonrd and must be
filed with the county clerk on or bcfpro
the first Thursday nfter the first Tuesday
In January To remove any doubt the bonil
Khoulil also be approved by tlu < town board.
1 find no provision requiring the bond to
be filed with the town clerk. It Is also
ni-ci'ssary to his qualification that lie taku
the oath prescribed In section 1. chapter * ,
and that the oatii be endorsed upon the
bond aforesaid. It ho desires to qualify
ns i illector of taxes lie must plvo the bond
required by section 92 , article I , chapter
Ixxvll , and take the- oath prescribed In that
pert Ion , but I do not understand that 'his
qniilllli-atlon na collector Is essential to Ills
holding the olllre of town treasurer. A
careful examination of the law as It now
exists falls to reveal any provision thereof
requiring bjiid to be flletl with the town
i-It-rk. In passing I may remark that the
law of IS9.1 governing township organlr.a-
tli-n , whlei you cite In your letter , was ma
terially i-hangi-d In I1SK. Very respectfully ,
C. J. SMYTH. Attorney General.
COUNTY LOSES $2,200.
The bookkeepers of the state departments
have been busy today registering the ex
position bonds nnd It Is believed that If
there Is no unforeseen delay the money for
them can bo turned over tomorrow. One
provision In the statutes will cause the
county to lese $2,200 , no levy having been
made to meet the first Interest coupons.
The attention of M. H. Redfiold was called
to this when the bonds were llrst presented
nt the auditor's ofllce , as It wns thought
that a certificate of the levy could yet bo
made. No action having been taken , the
auditor will proceed to detach the first In
terest coupons and send them to the treas
urer of Douglas county. The provision of
the statutes relating to this Is as follows :
That whenever a bond of any county , city ,
town , township , precinct , village , school
illstrlct , or other municipality , shall bo pre
sented to the auditor of public accnunts for
registration , the auditor shall examine the
Interest coupons thereto attached , and shall
detach ns many of them as shall mature
before the llrst ti'xcs levied to meet the
name shall become due nnd collectable , and
Htamp said coupons , "Detached by the
auditor of public accounts , " and send to
the treasurer of the county from which
Bald coupons were Issued.
MAimiEI ) WOMEN'S IUGHTS.
One of the decisions of the supreme court
at Its Ian sitting relating to the common
law disability of married women Is of un
usual Interest to the legal profession of the
state , > id It settles a question that has often
been at Issue In minor cases , and about whlcu
there has been much Inquiry. The ca.se la
that of the Grand Island Hanking Company
against Mrs. Wright. The opinion is by
Justice Norval , the other Judges concurring.
Commissioners Hyan and Irvine dissenting.
Tlio syllabus Is as follows :
The common law disability of n married
"woman to contract Is In force In this state ,
except ns abrogated by stntuto.
She may make contracts only In reference
to her separate 'property ' , trade or business ,
or upon the faith nnd credit thereof nnd
with the Intent on her part to thereby
charge her separate i late.
' Whether a contract of a married woman
W.IH KOI made Is a question of fact ,
When n married woman signs a note
there Is no presumption that Him Intcnde * !
thereby to fasten a liability 1171011 her sep-
nruta estate , but In nn action on such
note , where coverture Is pleaded as a de
fense , and proved , the burden Is upon the
plaintiff to establish that It wa made with
reference to and upon the credit of her
pioperty and with the Intent to bind the
Where a husband gives a note for his
own Indebtedness and the wife signs the
same as surety merely ami executes a
mortgage to secure the payment thereof
upon her own real estate , n. personal Judg
ment cannot be rendered against her on
foreclosure for any deficiency after wile of
the premises , where It , la not disclosed that
In executing the notu nnd mortgage It was
the Intention to bind her property goner-
The Western Electrical company of Omaha
filed articles of Incorporation today , stating
its capital stock to bo $10,000. The Incor-
poratom are E. G. McGllton , G , W. Johnston
undn Lawrcnca Rath.
The adjutant general gives out the follow
ing news of Interest to the National Guard :
First Sergeant George A , West , company A ,
Second regiment , nt Kearney , has been promoted
meted to bo second lieutenant. Lcavo of
nbscnco for1 fvr > months has been granted to
Second Lieutenant William E. Stockham of
the Thurston lllllcs. William Kearney , com.
pany A , Second regiment , Kearney , has
been discharged for desertion , Philip W.
Graven , company I ) , Second leglment , Kalr-
bury ; Julius b. Allstrom ami Walter H. Wll-
klim , company 0 , Second regiment , have
been discharged for the good of the service.
Land Commissioner Wolfu 1ms Issued a
circular letter calling attention to the fact
tha/t / there nro about 7SO.OOO acres of state
school land to lonsi > , much of It being in
the best stock raUIng region of the Elate ,
L-lstn of this vacant land have been pro-
pnrcHl locating It In thirty-four counties.
LANCASTER'S MOUTGAGB UECOIID.
The semi-annual report of the register of
deeds of Lancaster county haa Just been
made , showing the mortgage record for the.
l st six months. It shows that from July
to January mortgages were filed amounting
In round numbers to $100,000 , whllo the releases -
leases foal up to $1.400,000. The impocrats
who claim to bo responsible for the rais
ing of the value of state warrants are at n
Icv.-s to account for this manlflcvnt showing
and many ot them privately admit that
( hero are real nlgng of prosperity In this
The police department having been ilow
lu making a move to secure bloodhounds
Whether Itching , 'jiirnlni , ' , bleeding , scaly ,
cruitod , pimplyor blotchy , whether simple ,
Bcrofiilou3or hereditary , from Infancy to ago ,
Bpcodlly cured by uiuiu baths with CirricuiiA
ciitloanolntl'BSwithCtmcoiiAolnt- ( ) ( -
menu , the erwt kln euro , and wild dosca
of CUTICUUA HesoL.VR.vr , greatest of blootl
jiurinora and humor cure * .
It M > U tkroucboul tbt vorli. Portia Piva AMD CHIW.
( .nil. fcol l'H > | .l. IW-I..U.
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ED PC ununnc > ' ' ' ' i " fcr
rAUb nUMUna UM WHJ kj Cvruiu Ifcu *
to aid In tracing criminals , a private com
pany haa been organized and two doga have
been purchased from n breeder In Vermont.
An attempt was made by two robbcrn
to hold up S. H. Koss of Crete on the
train near this city last evening. Mr. Kcea
struggled with the men and In the melee
the bell cord was pulled and the train
flacked up. The robbers Jumped off the
train and escaped without having secured
anything. Sir. Foss believes they had been
shadowing him all the time since ho left
The hearing of the case of Amanda
Snydcr against the city of Uneoln for dam
ages was completed In the federal court
today , the ciuo being given to the Jury nt
6:30. : No Jury case will bo taken up tomor
row.Tho Investigation of the city departments
Is still going on , the committee holding
both day and night sessions. The testimony
goes to show that the police and firemen
were compelled to contribute money or lese
their posltlotiB. Kx-Clilef ot 1'ollco Mcllck
testified that ho was compelled to turn over
$500 to the mayor. The mayor Rays It was
on a voluntary loan. It Is shown that much
corruption exists In all departments. Repu
table citizens , without regard to politics , de
mand that the Investigation bo thorough , and
there Is much talk of Impeachment proceed
ings against several of the city oftlclals ,
Omaha people at the hotels : At the Lin-
dell Curtis K. Day , C. II. MrcckenrldRe , S.
I' . Htlsh , Julius Kessler , John Nlcholsbn.
At the LincolnIludlo ! , W. H. Haner , A.
Koch , George M. Weaver , S. A. Idcn and
wife ; F. W. llodle , M. A. Hall , J. P. Fallen ,
N. L. Ouckcrt , H. N. nuiin.
IIIIICHT IMIOS1M2CT I-'Oll STOCICMKV.
Anlninl * In , Snnil Hill Country In nooil
WHITMAN1 , Neb , , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
Your correspondent landed last night at
this place , the center of the great cattle
Industry of the sand hills. There IB not ns
much enow In the center bills as there Is
In the west. Heretofore there have been
great quantities of hay baled and
shipped out ot the hills , but It
Is now being fed throughout the
hllle , and besides the stock owned by
the ranchmen there Is a great deal of stock
In the hills that has been shipped In to > bo
wintered. Ono ranchman near this place
named Moran Is wintering several hundred
thoroughbred bulls for the J01 outfit.
The cattle In this section are- all In good
condition , and unless very hard storms and
a great many of them come between now
and grass time the losses to cattle growers
on the hills will be less this winter than
ever known. A carload of young thorough
bred bulls was brought In hero a short time
since and they were quickly disposed of nt
good figures. The stockmen of this section
nro spending largo sums to Improve the qual
ity of their herds and expect to reap their
reward In better prices for young stock.
I osres by the big grey wolves have
occurred for several years because of the
The courts are punishing nil thieves and
our stock associations are protecting the
brands , so that a breeder can expect with
a reasonable certainty to reap his full
crop at harvest tlmo la thcso American
sandhills , tlio natural homo of the American
sritvivnits OK IATII VAI.IEV.
Ill-union of the Ilaiiil Occurs at Hravcr
liEAVEfl CITV , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
A reunion of the members of a hardy band
of pioneers known as the ' 'Jayhawkers of
MS , " was held atthe homo of Luther A.
Richards near this place today. Those prca-
ont were : Colonel John D. Oolton
of Kansas City and Luther A.
Illchards of Ilcavcr City. Other mem
bers were detained by sickness. Letters
were read from olgJit of the old-timers.
W. ! ' . Cody nnd Alexander 'Majors ' were ex-
peotcd but wore prevented by business en
gagements. This association of the sur
vivors of the perils of Death Valley In IS 19
holds an annual meetlnc at the homo of onn
of Its members and the day Is passed In re
counting the adventures and privations of
the "days of old. the days of gold. " On
April H , IS49 , a largo number of men left
Galesburg , III. , for California and 'the newly
discovered gold fields. The party crossed
tlu Missouri river near where Omaha now
stands and the Journey across the long
stretch of pralrlo and mountains was com-
moncaJ. No trouble of Importance was en
countered until they came to the desert
known as Death Valley. They entered 'the '
alkali lands halo and hearty men , and those
who lived caino out living skeletons. It was
stravatlon that they faced every hour for
three months. Only thirty-six of the number
lived to reach food and water. Of these
eleven still survive. Slnco 1S72 thcso re
unions have been held at the honi ( < of EOIIIO
onn of their number upon the date oftheir
deliverance , February 4.
ComUy MortK'iKi' 'Iti-corilH. '
COLUMUUS , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
Following IB the record of mortgage In
debtedness for the month of January , 1S9S ,
for Platte county : Thirty-two farm mort
gages filed , $28,3.15 ; same released , thirty-
eight , $28,798.70 ; nine town and city mort
gages filed. $6,784.59 ; same released , twenty ,
$2.1,903.90 ; seventy-eight chattel mortgages
filed. $31,208.12 ; same released , sixty-nine ,
$17,755.50. The $14,000 difference In the
chattel re-cord Is caused by the large num
ber of mortgages given on stock to bo fed
and Is no Indication that the farmers are
renewing their pnper.
FAIHHUKV , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
Mortgage Indebtedness of Jefferson
county for January Is as fol
lows : Twenty-four farm mortgages filed ,
amounting to $21,658.85 ; satisfied , fifty-one ,
amounting to $38,813.60 ; alx city mortgages
filed , amounting to $2,093 ; satisfied , eleven ,
nmountlns to $7,113.97 ; ninety-six chattel
mortgages filed , amounting to $10,980.31 ;
satisfied , 152 , amounting to $32,419.96.
NEBRASKA Cl'TY ' , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
The mortgage record of Otoo county for tlio
month of January shows a small decrease In
Indebtedness. The new instruments filed
aggregate $35,728,54 ; the releases amounted
Ornlit TJilrvo.H In Tronlile ,
E1HBLTON , Neb. . Feb. 4. ( Special , ) Yes
terday four men brought two loads of grain
Into town and sold It 'to the Shclton Milling
and Grain company , nnd received In pay
ment a check on Mo'snrcr's bank for $53.13.
the check being tlrawn In favor of one H. II.
Henry. They all four ilrovo to Wescott's
livery barn and put their teams up , and at 1
o'clock Fred Hadford appeared , swore out a
warrant for their arrest , the wheat having
been stolen from his granary , so mo distance
from his house1 , on his farm seventeen miles
northwest of this place. The man who re
ceived the check and the cash made his
escape by running out -the back way from
the barn nn.l has not yet been apprehended.
His three companions were 'before ' Justice
C. R , Dalley last night and made no defense.
They gave their names as George Cook ,
Scott Henry and George Wlckham and stated
that they lived at homo , seven miles south
east of Grand Island In Hamilton county.
Thoj * were allowed bond In the sum of $400 ,
which 'they could furnish , and will 'bo taken
< o Kearney toJay and hold to answer to the
Kit in- rat n ( Pri'mniit ,
FIUKMONT , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) The
funeral of Mrs. H. C. Mahanna was hold at
2:30 : this afternoon from nor late residence
on Military avenue. The services were con
ducted by llev. W. II. HUBS of the Congre
gational church. There was a largo at
tendance of the relatives and friends of the
deceased , many railroad men connected with
the Ktkhorn system being present ,
JuJgo Marshall this morning sustained the
demurrer In the case ot Thomas Hole against
the City of North Ilend and the plaintiff
electing to stand upon his pleadings the
cneo was dismissed. An appeal will prob
ably be taken to the supreme court. Koto
was Injured by the explosion of an anvil
during a republican rally In North Ilend In
October last and -brought this action against
the city for the damages ho sustained. Ho
wan standing on Iho sidewalk some distance
away when the explosion took place.
CULUBHTSON , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
Revival meetings are being held at the Eng
lish and German Mcthodlit churches at
A German living wcvt of town was thrown
from a , wagon yesterday and sustained a
broken leg ,
A ten was iiiuilo of the milk atthe
mtor aUllon today. The overage was fou
end a half pounds of butter fat to the 1C
pounds of milk. About fifteen tons of mil
has been brought to the sUtloa since It com
menced operation , the 16th of January.
Farmcra are putting out moro email grat
thin pprlng than ever before.
About 300 tons of Ice has been put up In
the vicinity of Culbertson tha ! winter. Tn
Ice averages from eight Inches to a too
I'oitofllco Itolilirrx CmiRlit.
WAHOO. Neb. . Feb. 2. ( Special. ) Tester
day Postmaster Sherman ot this city re
ceived a telegram from York reporting th
postofilce robbery at Rising and giving
description of the supposed burglars. Las
night Marshal Marklo sighted them Jus
after the Durllngton freight arrived from th
west. He telephoned Sheriff Farrls , wh
summoned assistance and arrested them a
Lou IJernncek's resort. When the sherlf
searched them he found $26.70 In cash an
all kinds of skeleton keys , files and othc
burglar's -tools , The men gave the nnme
of C. Clark , Clyde Dally , James O'llrlenBll
Redmon , Jim Peel. They are held hero sub
Ject to orders from the postofllco inspector.
Xarrotv Icaic. .
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
Christ Llotibergcr , a well known young
farmer of thla vicinity , while working abou
a circular saw this forenoon met with an
accident which came near costing him his
life. HU clothing became entangled In
revolving shaft nnd before the machlnerj
could bo stopped every stlch of clothing waa
torn off him and ho was drawn around th
rod nnd only by the near presence of
fellow workman , who caught him , was h
prevented from being thrown on the saw-
Strange to relate not a bono was broken , al
though his entire body was badly lacerated
Want n So Id I ITS' \\Vek.
AURORA , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) At th
last regular meeting of Each Chandler post
No. 44 , Grand Army ot the Republic , De
partment of Nebraska , the following resolu
tlon was passed :
"Resolved , That on account of the cxposl
tlon nt Omaha this year the delegates fron
Zach Chandler post , No. 44 , Grand Army o
the Republic , to the encampment bo ndviaei
to favor the omission of the reunion at Lin
coin , and that Instead , a week bo set apar
at the exposition and designated 'Soldiers
week , ' and that a copy be furnished The
Omaha Bee and State Jourr.'il. "
BURWRLL , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) A
peculiar but painful accident happened to
Charlctj McGrew today. He Is employed In
his brother's store and was loading barrels
Into a dray , when ho slipped and fell , a
barrel coming down and striking lite hand
cutting ono finger clear away and mashing
two moro very badly.
The Masons have Just let the contract fo
a largo two-tyory veneered building , tin.
ground lloor to be used as a store nnd the
second floor for n hall.
CiiiinliiKliiini Curs to .lull.
FREMONT , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Charles W. Cunningham , alias Yan-
coy , had his preliminary examination this
afternoon on the charge of breaking Into
the dwelling house of I-Mward D. Percy Sun
day night and was 'bound ' over to the dis
trict court. Ho went to Jail. Jailer Uooley
of Omaha Identified a Knight of Pythias
pin which wns ttolen from the Percy house
ni3 being found on the prisoner. Other
parts of tbo ctok-ii property were found on
the other man , Evans.
NEBRASKA CITY , Fob. 4. ( Special. ) A
motion was filed In the district court todaj
by John C. Watson asking for a change of
venue hi the cnso ot the State against Lee
Dillon. Dillon Is charged with the murder
of William Ilcisch on October 5 , 1807. The
grounds upon which the motion is made are
that the local prejudice Is so strong agalnsi
the defendant that he will be unable to get
a fair trial In this county. The court has
not yet passed upon the motion.
PI in- Kali * Ci-oiiiulN.
LOUP CITY , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) The
fair grounds at this place are la demand
as -training place for race horsey. Two
strings have already spoken for quarters and
more are expected. The horsemen say Loup
City has the best half-mile track In this
part of Nebraska , good stalls and an arti
ficial lake , which lies right in front of 'the
stables and Is supplied with river water
from the Irrigation ditch of the Sherman
County Irrlgatlm company.
SlrlUi-rH Are Vicious ,
ASHLAND , Neb. , Fob. 4. ( Special. )
Forty of the workmen who quit work on
the Armoun Ice plant at Memphis yesterday
morning came to this city last night. Some
of them gatheroil about the depot In East
Ashland and attempted ! to hold up Operator
Woodruff when , he refuse * ! , to allow them
admittance Into the depot waiting room.
The strikers are foreigners , mostly from
South Omaha. >
MILFORD , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) Over
fifty men are employed cutting Ice on Lake
Quccichaqua , which la of fine quality and Is
aelng shipped to Atchlson , Lcavenworth and
The Business Men's association Is taking
measures to have Mllford's educational and
nanufacturlng Interests properly represented
at the Tranpmlsslaslppi Exposition.
Iti-v. Clu'ivsi-niini HIIN a Call.
ASHLAND , Nob. , Fe.b. 4. ( Special. ) Rev.
T. W. C. Cheescman of Seward , Neb. , who
las been holding revival meetings In the
Congregational church In this city for the
art two weeks , was yesterday called to
the pastorate to succeed Rev. Wilson Dcn-
noy , who moved to Charlea City , la. . In
December. Ho will take char-go about
COLUMBUS , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. )
Bert nnd Phll'p Priest , two brot'.icrs who
have been engaged In farming In Monroe
township the last ten years , ore selling out
and Intend to seek their fortunes In Alaska.
They will head an expedition from this
county , end expect to bo on their way Inside
of sixty days.
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) F.
J. Hjnck and Will Ellis , two well known
cltlzcnu of this city , became Involved In a
dispute yesterday , which resulted In blows ,
the latter being considerably wprstcd. The
men were arrested and fined.
Falrliury WOIIIIIII'H Cluli.
FAIUBURY. Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) The
current literature department of the Fair-
bury Woman's club met January 28 with an
excellent program , the authors for the day
being Joel Chandler Harris and Thomas Nel
S n I'll U Thli-vi-K Ihisy.
EXETER , Neb. , Feb. 4. ( Special. ) Sneak
thieves are becoming numerous around this
town this winter , articles of every descrip
tion Ibclug taken , from a hitching strap tea
a nice fat hog out of the stock yards.
IIUMBOLDT , Neb. , Feb. 4. FrankBosa. _
a prominent young farmer , and Miss Lucy
Chaitln , daughter of I. M. Chafllln of this
city , were united In marriage at the Baptist
parsonage ywterday evening at D o'clock ,
Rev. T. J. Glbbett officiating.
NEBRASKA CITY , Feb. 4 , ( Special. )
William Mentzner and Mlas Mary Oelko
were married today nt the residence of the
bride's parents. The parents of the contract
ing parties ara prominent and wealthy
farmers of thltj county.
JUNIATA , Nob. , Feb. 4. ( Special , ) Raj-
Preston and Miss Lily Berry were married
yesterday. Mr. Preston 1s th youngest eon
of W. C. Prcaton of Juniata nnd hta bride
Is the daughter of Daniel Berry.
There are three little things which do more
work than any other three little things cre
ated they are the ant , the bee and DeWltt't
Little Early Risers , the latt being the famous
little pill * for stomach and liver trouble * .
IA\V \ A NOBLE PROFESSION
: I !
Fundamental Principles Utto Sanla as in
Other Generations ,
IS THE ONLY STABLE AfJIUXACT SCIENCE
Jo cth II , Cliontc of Jfeir York ll -
ctiftNpfl llie Subject tit < lie An-
nunl lliiiuiiivt of hlf ClilcnKu
Ilnr Anaoolntlnii ,
CHICAOO. Feb. 4.-/fW6 Annual banquet
of the Chicago IJar association was held to
night , Joseph H. Choate of"Ncw York being
the guest of the cvetilng. Fully -300 of the
leading attorneys of Chicago were present
and Mr. Choato , uho delivered an eloquent
address upon the subject of "Our Profes
sion , " was frequently Interrupted by np-
plauao and given nn ovation ns he clewed.
Ho was Introduced In a neat speech by Prcs-
Idcnt Follatiobce of the Bar association and
In responding to the toast spoke as follows :
I mnlntnln thnl In no other occupation to
which men cnn devote their lives la there
n nobler lntcllectu.il pursuit or a higher
moral standard than Inspires nnd pervades
the ranks of the legal professinn. 1 do not ,
of course , mean to say that among the W-
000 lawyers f.\hom the census counts. In our
70000,000 people there Is not much base nlloy ,
1 speak of that great body of active and
laborious practitioners upon whom rests
the responsibility of substantial litigation
nnd the ) conduct and guidance of Important
affairs. You will look In vain elsewhere
for more spotless honor , more absolute de
votion , moro patient Industry , more con
scientious lldcllty , than among these.
Wo love the law because ntnnng nil the
learned professions It Is the only one that
Involves the study nnd the pursuit of n
stable nnd exact felence. Theology , It Is
true , was once considered nn Immutable
science , but how baa It changed from age.
to age , and even from year to year ? \Vo
nro bred to bellevo that everything- and
every word within the four corners of holy
writ m-as absolutely Inspired truth tint
no.v upon unhappy times have we fallen , In
which the props of our faith arc being
knocked -from under us day by day.
And then as to medicine , how Its pruc-
tlco and Us theories succeed each other In
rapid rcvo'titlon ' , so that what were good
methods and healing doses and saving1 pre
scriptions a generation ago are now con
demned a poisons and nostrums and all
the past Is adjudged to bo empirical.
SAME OL.D PRINCIPLES.
Meanwhile the- common law make * * void
the part where the fault Is and preserves
the rest , as It has been doing for centuries
and wo are busy applying to each now case
as It arises the same principles , the same
rules of right and justice , lAlilch have
been established for many generations. Wo
preserve the real truth and throw away the
rind. The technicalities which have too
long encrusted the law have been stripped
away , and now , like Lord Mansfield , our
Judges try to solve every case bv common
sense and the sense of justice and the sense
of honor , which , In their highest manifesta
tion , constitute the most eminent and vnlu-
ab'o ' Judicial qualities.
Wo hear sometimes that the American
bar has degenerated , that It does not equal
Its predecessor In power and lu character
nnd Influence , but this I utterly deny. To
the demands which each generation maVtes
upon It , It Is always adequate. Times
change and men change with them. The
Intense pressure of modern life and busi
ness leave * Its mark upon our profession
as upon every other vocation. What once
could be said In three days must now be
said In two hours ; 'what once could be done
In a month must now bo 'done In a day , and
for one I do not hesitate to say that for
skill , cfllclency , utility and power the servIce -
Ice which our profession lends to the com-
munlty today has nof been suipassed in
any 'former generation. It must bo so.
There is one respect In which tiio Amerl-
-an bar bns far oiitshono not only Its
brp'liren In England , but In every other
country of modern times. I mean In Its
great share In the conduct and shapingof
mbllc affairs. '
I bellevo that with one consent the com
mon judgment of mankind 'would point to
Hamilton. Webster and Lincoln ns the three
American lawyers whose actual public serv
ices had most largely , contributed to the
'ormatlon and preservation of the constltu-
.lon , on whose continuance the hopes of
civil liberty for all coming' time depends.
OWE A DUTY TO TUB PUBLIC.
Hut at all times , especially in this our
lay , great public duties await us. So long
as the supreme- court exists to be attached
and defended that sheet anchor of our
Ibertles and of our government so long as
the public credit and- good faith of this
great nation Is In peril so long as the right
of property , which lies at the root of all
civil government. Is scouted , and the three
nallcnable rights to life , to liberty , and the
) iirsult of happiness , which the declara-
lon of Independence proclaimed nnd the
constitution has guaranteed alike against
he action of congress nnd of the states , arc
n Jeopardy , so long- will great public serv-
cc be demanded of the bar ,
Edward F. Uhl , ox-ambassador to Germany ,
" ( ioko to the toast of "International Arbltro-
lon. " His remarks were as follows :
The establishment of the contemplated
lermanent tribunal of arbitration between
ho mother country and our own , the rights
of each being properly safeguarded , with
he power of nomination of Judges and inii-
ilres with Jurisdiction in the premises and
ts limitations dellned , would prove u sub
stitute for hostilities , not only among Eng-
ish-speaklnp races , but Its Influences would
ooner or later be sensibly felt among1 ot'ier '
nations to the uttermost parts of the earth.
With such n treaty Im force between this
ind other nations , the great shocks to the
mslness of the country , to which It has
ecu occasionally subjected by the appear
ance of the war cloud on the horizon , or
lie disclosure of differences between this
ind other nations , would be avoided.
It Is to the honor nnd glory of the Amerl-
an people that they have assumed the
endershlp In the matter of International
rbltrntlon , nnd this glory should not bo
llmmed by final rejection of the permanent
reaty submitted to the senate.
Ho ended his speech with the words of
Tr. Depew : "The closing of the nlne-
centh , the meet beneficial ami progressive
f centuries , would bo mo do glorious by
givingto the twentieth this rich lesson
m ) guide for the growth of Its humanities
nd the preservation and perpetuity of clv-
llzation and liberty. "
The other toasts of the evening were
'Lawyer in Civics , " which wan responded
o by ex-Senator Vilas at Wisconsin , and
'Lawyers' Ideals , " to which Edward C.
Inson of Chicago responded.
Among the distinguished guests from out
of the city who were present at the ban
quet were Adlal E. Stevenson , ox-vice pres-
dentj James P. Ewlng , cx-mlnlster to Bel
gium ; Judges Woods , Jenkins and She wr
iter of the United Stutes circuit court ,
Judge Woods of St. Louis , Judge Dtvyer nf
Illwaukco and Judge Samuel Williamson of
Sale of FliiiI
NEW YOUK , Feb. 4. An event of nb-
orhlng1 Intercut In art ) circles , took place In
Clilckerlng- hall last nlgWt. when the first
alf of the collection of f/imous / paintings
-athered by the late William II , Stewart
urlng- his residence. In Europe was sold
nder the hammer. The hall was crowded
v Ith eager art lovers und moro than the
snai quota of dealers. Seventy pictures
vero Hold nnd thn amount realized was
1S3.1PO. The highest prices were brought
y the couples of Fortunyl'B. The top llg-
re was $13OCO , which waft paid for "The
'ourt of Justice , Alhnmbrn , ' . ' the purchaser
elng- Harry Payne Whitney. "Arab Foun-
aln" was sold to H. Harrison for 112,000 ,
T.VKIXO ( WHAT INTiiliST XOAV.
of SI. I.onlunn * IntriiilliiK tn
About thirteen persons were present yes
terday at 2 o'clock when Chairman Clark H.
Sampson opened a meeting of St. Loiilnans
Intending to make exhibits at the Omaha
exposition , says the Olobc-Uemocrnt of Fri
day. The object ol It was to see how many
pquaro feet of space St. Louis exhibitors
would need at the exposition , and to find
Just how many exhibits there were of each
separate clflea , but , owing to the hour , which
was an Inconvenient one for many business
men , not enough exhibitors were present
to make the meeting an entire success.
There are about fifty-two St. Louis exhibit
ors and thot o present were comparatively A
email proportion. Considerable Interest waa
taken , however. In discussing the plans for
the St. Louis exhibits , and It was decided
tlidt a letter should be written to the man-
ngement of the Oniabi exposition requesting
them to send a man to St. Louis thoroughly
poetcd on exposition matters and who would
be able to answer the countless questions
which are conitantly arising from Intending
exhibitors. Each exhibitor has to obtain ex
act Information In regard to certain details
of making his display , and this Information
can only be secured by having some one CM
hand who la thoroughly familiar with expo
Secretary F. M. Stcrrctt wrote a leter yes
terday requesting the Omaha people to send
this man In time to be present ot the next
meeting of St. Louts exhibitor ? , which will
bo held In room 1025 of the Crcitury build
ing next Saturday nfternoon at 4 o'clock.
During the meeting yesterday Secretary
Lev ! Clubbuck of the Missouri Dairymen's
association said that ho wns trying to per
fect arrangements to have the Amcrlccti
Refrigerator Transit company construct n
refrigerator car with sides of plato glass In
which could bo placed the dairy products of
Missouri. Thlj , he said , could be wheeled
to seine good position In the exposition und
the lady butter artist who attracted so
much attention at the Chicago exposition
and at the St. Lou's ' fair last year could
probably bo engaged to model figures In but
ter during the exhibit. He said ho li > ul
spoken of the matter to the refrigerator
company and they were giving It now their
consideration. The meeting adjourned to
meet Saturday at 4 p. m.
KOIl T1IH 15 Ml ( 'ATI OX A 10X1I1IMT. .
I'l'ilafVOKUi'M XuiiK'tl to Imil
After the Work.
KANSAS CITY , Feb. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) State Superintendent John 11. Kirk
chalrmnsi ot the State Omaha Exposltloi
Educational Exhibit committee , today namec
the following leading educators ns members
ot the committee to assist in the work : Mrs
M. Mcccheci , Carthage ; Super'ntendent J
M. Greenwood , Principal G. 1) ) . Morrison , Mrs
Emma Gulnoto Clark , Kanpas City ; Super
Intcndent F. Lou's Selden. Dr. C. M. Wood
ward , Prof. Halsey C. Ives. Mrs. M. E
Alley , Principal W. J. S. Uryan. St. Loulo
Principal C. E. Miller , St. Joseph ; Superln
tendent G. V. Bucliccian , Sedalla ; President
J. S. McGhce , Capo Glrardeau ; D. Gentry
Iloonvlllc ; Superintendent D. A. McMillan
Mexico ; Superintendent II. B. D. Slmonson
Hannibal : Superintendent J. A. Whltcford
Moberly ; C. M. Gill , DeSoto ; A. F. Freakle
Humanville : County Superintendent H. B
Denny , Atchlson ; Superintendent L. J. Hall
Richmond ; Principal W. T. Carrtagtcn
JEFFERSON CITY , Mo. , Feb.1. . Governor
Lon V. Stephens has appointed the following-
nameil gentlemen as additional members of
the Missouri commission to the Omaha ex
position : George Starck , Hermann ; Isaac
Gulnn , Milan ; Dr. George E. Lidd. Holla ,
Arthur L. Hitt. Maysvllle ; E. C. Markham ,
West Plains ; C. H. Richards , Birch Tree ;
Alex Carter , Van Huron ; Robert Lamai ,
Houston ; Jewell Short , Mountain Grove ; G.
H. Lincoln Nelson ( colored ) , HartvIIlo ; W. E.
Atmore. St. Louis ; A. W. Eisner , Jefferson
Hail lloy Cutlierc'il In.
Walter Cramer , Harry Horban and Charles
Sncar , boys about 32 years old , were ar
rested last nlg-ht for Incorrlciiblllty. On
their persons were found a morocco memo
randum book , a vail and a package of
small paper sacks. Each confessed that
the other had stolen the articles from the
Megeath Stationery company , the W. It.
lionnutt comnnny und an Italian fruit T > ed-
lar. Two of the boys have been In similar
trouble on numerous other occasions.
The following marrlupo licenses were IB-
sued yesterday by the county judge :
Name nnd Address. Age.
Joseph Vogel , Omaha . 23
Elizabeth Hook , Omaha . 23
Nels B. Nelson , South Omaha . 2. >
Mary Johnson , Omaha . 27
Joseph A. Sedden , Persia , la . 23
Mrs. Birdie Sedden. Persia , la . 21
KOKI2CAST FIHl TOIJAV'S "VVEATIII'Ml.
Fair , CoIiIiT In Kuxtfrn Section , and
WASHINGTON , Feb. 4. Forecast for
For Nebraska Fair ; colder In eastern por.
tlon ; northerly winds.
For Iowa iFalr ; much colder ; moderate
cold wave In extreme eastern portion ; north
For South Dakota Fair ; colder ; northerly
For Kansas Generally fair ; not so warm ;
For Missouri Fair ; colder , with a mod-
crate cold wnvo In extreme eastern portion
tion ; nortiiwesterly winds.
For Wyoming- Fair ; variable winds.
Ji > ciil Hi-cord ,
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU ,
OMAHA , Feb , 4. Omaha record of tem
perature nnd rainfall compared with the
corresponding day of the last three years :
IS93. 1897. IdM. 1S35.
Maximum temperature . .41 3.1 33 8
Minimum temperature . . . -I 2fi 21 I
Average temperature . . . . 33 30 is 2
Rainfall T .01 .01 .11
Record of temperature and precipitation
nt Omaha for this day and since March 1 ,
Normal for the day 22
Excess for the day 11
Accumulated excess since March 1 KM
Normal rainfall for the day 02 lnc.h
Deficiency for the day 02 Inch
Total rainfall slnco March 1 20,41 Inches
Di'llclcncy since March 1 10.K4 Inches
Excess for cor. period , 1897 5.10 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period , 1890..11.39 Inches
Hi-portx from Stations at 8 | > , in ,
T lniilraU-8 trnc-e nf precipitation.
I * . A. Wii SH , Iy > cal Forecast Official.
If this Chlnrso quesdnh Is Reins , ' lo
end up In u game of jjnju , Drcx L. Shoo-
innn says ho will gnU > > enough to keep
the Midway KOIIK ! tlilf } umiuer Drex
always ( 't'ts plenty to t > nroiuiil tnko
our boys' ? lr > 0 shoes \Vi \ > 'vo plenty of
then ) to shoo nil the lltllu fuct ill Oinalia
wo get so innny of them tlmt we buy
thoin cluicp that's the only rwison In
thu wide world why you Ki't n 52.00
school shoo for $ l.r > 0 wo only want to
nmko prollt cuoiiKh on tho.se tihoe.s to
pay the expense of handling them
you'vo never wen such value for such
money lu n boy's uhoe. ;
Drexel Shoe Co. ,
1410 FARNAM STREET
101 YEARS OLD.
Her Health in Recent Years Is Due to
Think of It ! Moro than a century olti-
And her old ago is not a calamity ,
Mrs. Euiylo Ilydo Grlnncll , who two
years ago at the ago of 99 , sent to the pr-
prlctom of Palne's celery compound an un
expected and unsolicited testimonial now
two years afterward ( when she has lived
In good "huUth " beyond a century ) again
writes with her own hand another hearty
letter of thankfulness for the wonderful
good this great remedy has done her.
Mrs. Grlnncll was born In llcnnlngton ,
Vt. , July C , 179C , and Is today living with
her daughter , the wife of Martin Fowler
of Colchester , Vt. , a beautiful town nea ?
Fort Ethan Allen. Her father was n far
mer and hotel keeper , nnd she lived upon
the farm until her marriage.
Mrs. Grlnnell rises at daylight , worki ?
about the house , and when the weather
will permit walks out doors. Her eyesight
Is good , and she spends many hours cro
cheting and doing fancy work. She keeps
abreast of the times and is remarkably
well Informed , She declares that rshe does
not feel any older than isho has for years ,
and If people half 'her ago enjoyed suc'a
health as she , they would consider them
selves fortunate. She has had seven chil
dren , four boys and three girls , two or
whom nro living today.
In 1S93 she wrote to the proprietors ot
Palne's celery compound.
PalnoVj celery compound has been my
health preserver during itho last few yearn.
Whenever I have an ache or a pain a few-
doses of this remedy iglvrs mo relief aim
strength. Few women , even though much
younger than I , enjoy as good health , for
my appetite Is natural , my sleep refresh
ing , land I can walk quite a distance with
out feeling tired. People are surprised at
my vigorous appearance and activity , which
I bellevo Is the rceult of my using Pnlne's
celery compound. It has cured me of con
stipation , and Is of great help to mo whenever
over tired. Gratefully yours .
Mrs. Emylo Hyde Grlnncll.
COH.V MIM.HHS U'L'T Ul' A rifJIIT.
Will I.oliliy AK-nliiHt Hill Introduced
In ConjI1" "
CHICAGO , Feb. 4. The Post today says :
Two gigantic rival milling combines , Involv-
ng all the mill owners of the central , west
ern and northwestern states , are engaged m
a bitter war. The adulteration of flour Is
the basis of attack acid coucitormovcment.
Ono faction Includes tlo | Plllsburys and the
lowerful northwestern millers. The other
side embraces the big makers of corn Hour ,
vlth the Decatur Cereal Mill company and
ho Shcllabarger Mill and Elevator company
n the van , The latter seek to defeat a bill
introduced In congress , It Is asserted , In the
ntercst of the northwestern mill combine ,
rho bill before congress provides that adul-
eratcd bread shall be wiped out by penalty
and that a tax for Internal revenue ehall bo
placed on blended flour made of wheat and
For several days the agents of the newly
ormed combine between the corn flour mil-
era have been gathering signatures to a
petition on the Board of Trade , praying
congress to throttle the bill which was re-
ently Introduced In the senate. This petl-
! on to congress recites that the bill was
ramed In the Interests of the northwestern
millers and that It would work incalculable
lann to all the farmers of the great corn
This Etrugglo comes at a time when the
gltatlon against the adulteration of flour
ad "black bread" Is at Its helgth. To make
natter. ? moro Interesting Joseph Loiter Is
made the object ot criticism by the repre-
entatlvo millers' Journal , the Northwestern
Uller , for the f.artlie plays In controlling the
upply of wltcat. But Interest now centers
Two years after , Mrs. Grlnnell , Btlll vig
orous , writes another grateful letter lu
praise of this great remedy that bus Oono
so much for her :
Wells , HIi-hardKiui Co. :
Gentlemen PaliioV * celery compound stilt
keeps mo from weakness and sickness. I
do liot use It continually , but take It occa
sionally , and as a consequence hnvo HOT
been sick for a long , long time. I recom
mend Palno's celery compound to everyone
ono In need of a remo.ly , and hope overjr
old person will use It and bo saved Blck-
ness mil suffering. Yours very truly ,
Mrs. Emylo Hyilo Grlnnell.
Palno'.4 celery compound Is especially vnl-
unblo for recruiting the strength and spent
ont'rglcs of men nnd wamen advanced In
years. It Is the one preparation considered
worthy the name of a true nerve food and ,
blood remedy by physicians throughout the
country. H Is proscribed 'by ' them In cverjr
utnto In the union to tone up the system ,
regulate the nerves and restore health ana
Nothing In the past has ever approaches
It lu power of building up weakened nerv
tissues and giving strength to the tlreit
body. In severe cnso ? of persistent head
aches , dyrpepsla , neuralgia nnd BleepleFn-
ncKS , duo to nervous fcoblencss , Palno'a
celery compound has a record of rapid and
lasting cures that cmtmico every city nnd
town In the wide fa-weep of the Unites
Jts remarlnblo power over dlseaso Urn In
Its active replacing of worn-out parts by
new healthy ones , and Its healing1 and pur-
'fylng action among the most mlnnto tis
sues of the body. It searches out the weak
parts at once , and self ? io work to build thorn
up. The tired body feels the strengthening :
effrcts of Pnlne's celery compound forth
Gives the nerves a chance to recover nn *
the cnltro body will regain Its health and !
strength. Take Palno's celery compound.
on the strife between the two rival milling-
Interests. It. E. Pratt , owner of the Decatur
Cereal Mill company , Is the leader of the
forces which propose to fight the new deal.
The president makes no secret of the cam
paign which ho and the millers who bavo
banded with him are making. Indeed r.ie docs
not deny that there U a newly formed north
western millers' combine.
H. A. Eckart of Chicago , a wholcealo flour
dealer , Is preparing to send a representative
to Washington to lobby for the bill nnd then
I H Is expected the tight will become bitter.
: Mr. IVatt says that as socn as It appears that
, the bill Is coming i'l > either In the- semite or
I the house for ixissage a large lobby of corn.
I flour millers will proceed to Washington. The
northwestern people meanwhile will kavo a
fighting force In tlio field.
We are anxious to cio a little good In till *
world and can think of no pleasanter or bct-
j tcr way to do It than by commending Ono
Minute Cough Cure as a preventatlvo of pneu
monia , consumption und other serious lunn
I troubles that follow neglected colds.
I I , 'av < 'N Illri'c.tliiiix for UN Film-nil.
I SAVANNAH , Ga. , Feb.I.E. . I , . Patton ,
Jr. , committed suicide last night by taking-
laudanum. He left a note to his parents ,
who live In Columbus , S , C' . , defending tils
I net and denying' that It was u last lesort.
He had twice tried to kill himself before.
' Ills letters named those he wished to net
, an pallbearers and Indicated the exact spot
where ho wished to be Interred. He wns a
' member of the Volunteer GimrdH battalion
. and left a written request for the guardu
' quurtct , widen ho hud organized , to HlnK
nt his trrnve , The deceased stood well and
was a stenographer hero. Ills affairs are
straight. Ho wast 2fi years of age und has
a brother In the United States navy.
Wo dr.n't . linvo to iniilco a WK
over tlio Klinlmll plano-it'.s the
zoil lender of tlioin ! ill-tli ( > world bows
o tlio KliMlwll tlio Krcntost musicians
ndoi-Ho It tlia world's expositions Klvc
j'Ivc > H
t tlio holiest awtirds-and IIospo
ils personal Ktiaranti'c with every Kim-
mil piano lie sells today wo. are sliow-
iif : the latest deslKiis-nntural wood
IIPPR new Hcalo 11 carload and the
onus we make on these new limlrn-
nents will make It easy for every ono
o buy you niiKht look at others ami
i k your friends wo know then you'll
ludde on the Klinhall.
A. HOSPE ,
Music and Art. 1513 Douglas
Wo cnn't keep tab on iho number of
troth wo extract without pain some-
lines we use > , ' " I'lit ' only when yon
deslro It we've u way of our own that
lees away with K H " < l pain then It's
heapor only fi < ) cents wo make a not
f teeth with a thin clastic plate for $10
liat Is the most satisfactory plate over
iroduced It's 11 'lit , durable nnd the 111-
Is parfc'cl ' so much so that the nsor
tholr artificiality you can hunt
ho world over and never Ilnd their
qnal at the price the sots we furnish
t Jf > are equal to most $10 sots wo use
lie mime teeth In our $7.ri < ) sets as In the
HO ones the plates are dUTomit
hut's all Ltuly attendant. _
13 Year * 8il Floor 1'iixton Illlc.
Experience. 1UIU uuil Faruuiu.
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