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THE OMAHA DAILY HKE: FIUDAV, .IAN UAH Y .10. UHKJ.
FEW OF PIONEERS PRESENT
Hezt Meeting Wi 1 Bs Hld During Rtate
fair to Attract Mora People.
TWO RESIGNATIONS IN NATIONAL GUARD
tat Horticultural Society Hold In
tereatlusi Mrrllnx-Srhool on
tract with a Minor 1114
(Frim a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 15. (Special.) Only a
(mall number were present at the meeting
of the Nebraska pioneers yesterday after
noon, but that small numbrr enjoyed scv
ral hour of pleasant reminiscences. Here
after the pioneers will meet during the
statu (air, brcause of the advanced age of
the members of the association and the
Inclement weather unuslly experienced at
this time of year. The following officers
wero elected: President, R. W. Furnas,
secretary ar.d treasurer, J. A. Barrett.
General John M. Thayer was present and
when called upon to teir of his life In the
western country, said he would rather yield
the floor to an older man. He told of his
Journey from the east to Nebraska, the
trip taking three weeks, and how be had
been Impressed by the beauty of the coun
try even when there were no human habi
tations to be seen. He explained the part
Nebraska took In the civil war, which is
not generally understood. In 1860 the cen
sus returns showed a population of only
.28,500, but two regiments were raised, be
sides some 500 men who enlisted In Kan
. sss regiments. General Thayer was colonel
'of the First regiment and R. W. Furnas
was at the head of the Second. Mr. Thayer
described the service of bis regiment, and
'how, fearing that they would be kept on
.the border when he thought they were
needed more In the souih, employed a
little strategy In getting the regiment to
St. Louis. From there they were Id some
of the worst conflicts In tho south, and once
In particular prevented the escspe of a
confederate command. He told of' his ac
qualntaoce with Oeneral Grant, and of being
Impressed with bis firmness and self-possession,
and evea at bis first meeting with
the general, who afterward became fa
mous, wondered If he would not come out
of the struggle as a central figure.
. Judge Hascall of Omaha told of the men
'who had been factors In the history of the
Instate, but who had removed to other places
because dt their great activity. He re
lated a number of Incidents showing how
great things were accomplished by some
man of will seeing the need of them and
bringing them to the notice of the public.
State Horticultural Society.
I The annual meeting of the State Horti
cultural society closed at noon today and
the location of the summer meeting was
left to the executive committee. At the
morning session S. Avery of Lincoln con
tributed a paper on the composition of ar
senical Insecticides now on cale In this
state. The secretary ead a paper on the
volution of the plum by E. D. Cowles of
Vermilion. S. D. ; T. J. Prltchard of this
city spoke of disnares of the peach, plum
and cherry, and S. G. Christy of the com
mercial aide of horticulture. The principal
address was by Professor Druner, who
discussed the Importance of the protection
of birds as destroyers of Insects that Infest
fruit trees, and suggested the Indorsement
of the position taken on that subject by
Deputy Game Warden 8lmpklns. ,
J. W. Cassel of Nebraska City submitted
a resolution! favoring the enactment of a
law to prevent the spraying of fruit trees
while " In'Dlooni.'so that' the remedies used
for the destruction of Insects might not
also kill the bees that feed upon the bios
soms. This elicited spirited controversy
and so much opposition that It was finally
laid upon the table. ,
K. M. Pollard of Nehawka offered a reso
lutlon asking tho legislature to fix a stand
ard for a bushel of apples and proposed
forty-eight pounds as that standard. This
was opposed by. Mr. Stephens of Crete and
others and was also defeated.
A resolution offered by G. 8. Ch-lsty of
Johnson favoring a liberal appropriation
for a creditable display at the St. Louis ex
position was adopted.
Secretary Barnes of the Kansas associa
tion spoke by request In relation to the
manner In which the society of that atate
la supported. He said tho society of that
atate Is supported by appropriation from
tbe legislature, which, during the pant two
years, amounted to J2.900 per year. He was
paid a salary of $1,200 a year, and had
means provided for carrying on hit work
effectively. He has an office In the state
capltol, which Is fitted up becoming quar
tcrs in that building, has all desirable perl
, odlcals on file, with pictures and exhibits
of Interest to horticulturists, and has sult
ablu help to carry on tbe work which an
experienced person finds to advantage.
, A report from the committee 6n revision
of the premium list reported that the pre
ty mlums for the winter show hsd been cut
out, as tbe show this year bad cost $100,
while few saw It except the members and
students of the university.
The location of the summer meeting was
left to the executive committee.
Order Kir e Ion of Colonel.
Adjutant General Colby has issued the
IIEALIiiQ Slow healing sores are unsightly, painful
and dangerous. They are a constant care
and sourcs of anxiety asd worry.
Cbrouic, slow healing sores arc frequently
the after effects of some long standing
debilitating sickness that leaves the consti
tution weakened and the blood in a polluted,
run down condition, when a acratch, cut.
simple boil or bruise, becomes a fearful
looking ulcer that grows and spread, eat
ing deeper and deeper into the flesh i:t spite
of everything that cm be done to check its
progress. Old people whose blood is below
the standard cud the circulation sluggish,
are tormented with face sores, and often
indolent, sickly looking ulcers upon the
limbs that give thent hardly a moment's
rest from pain and worry. Ordinary sores
are liable to become chronic unlets the
blood is strong enouf-U to throw oil tho
germs and poisons, n . e ,
and no amount of Purify tflO BlOOfJ
external treatment Mp-i il. q
will heal them, but neal U0 OOrC.
they will continue to grow worse and worse,
and many times terminate in that most
horrible of all human maladies, Cancer.
8. S. S. cures alow healing sores by puri
fying and invigorating the gcmi-laden,
vitiated blood aud purging the system of
all corrupt matter, thus striking nt the real
cause and removing every hindrance to a
rcpid aud successful cure, ami this is the
only possible way to reach these deeply
roolaxi, dangerous pluces Cv rv t. slrrrgui
,eus and tones up the circuialiou, supplies
L.hj rich, nutritious
blood needed for the
rcbuiUliu.tr of the con
ctitution cs well as
healing the sore, and
cj get rid of the
'old plague spot foi' all tune. '
If you have a slow healing, stubborn
sore, write us about it, and our Physicians
wilt advise you without charge. Book on
Blood and Skin, UUeaaea free.
Tat Swift Spsoifto C AMuta. 6a
following special orders regarding the res
ignation of Colonel Hay ward. So far the
candidates for the position msde vacant
are: Captain EH Hodgins. Omaha; Lieu
tenant Colonel M. W. McDonnell. Falrbury,
and Captain Ernest H. Phelps. Company K,
of Schuyler, all of the Second regiment.
The orders lesurd follow:
The relKnfttln of Colonel William Hy
vnn. SiTivid Infantry regiment, Nebraska
National timirl. le hereby accepted, and he
Is honorably ilirharsed from the military
ervli e of the state, to take effect January
i" iiccnrdnnce with the provlons of the
military rode of the atate an election la
hereby ordered to rill the vacancy which
wnl ocii:r in the office of c-.onel of the
trecond Infantry regiment, vice William
11 ward, resigned.
The adjutant general will prepare and
forward proper ballots to thrt commis
sioned officers of the Second Nebraska In
fantry reaiment for their use In the elec
tion ordered In the preceedlna; paragraph.
These ballots, Indicating the officers' choice
ot person tor Appointment to such office,
will be signed by the officer voting nnd re
turned to the adjutant general's office on
or before 10 o'clock a. m. of Friday, Janu
ary 2.1. mt.
A board of officers, to constat r.f the adju
tant general. Captain Jamea J. Orlmm of
Company K. and Captain John T. Croxicr
of Company D. First Infantry regiment,
will convene In the adjutant general'a office
at 10 o'clock a. m. on Friday. January 2a,
l!'j. Tor the pun-'iae or canvassing and
recording the votea, at such election. No
vote will be received or recorded after the
hour named for the meeting of said board.
Captain Mincer Reslsjna.
Captain Frank Ringer of Company F,
known as Lincoln Light Infantry, resigned
and resignation has been accepted. Captain
Ringer stated that bis resignation was due
to business matters. The captain In a short
time will take unto himself a bride and It
Is suppoced that his better half that Is to
be would not stand for any warlike atti
tude on the part of her Intended. The com
pany is now In charge of First Lieutenant
F. -W. Ludwlg.
t'ossly Attorneys Meet.
The county attorneys of the state held
thrlr annual meeting In the office of At
torney Caldwell this afternoon, with a
small membership present.
The present officers of the association
are: President, J. L. Caldwell, Lincoln;
secretary, Robert A. Clapp, Falrbury; ex
ecutive committee, James B. English of
Omaha, Jesse L. Root of Plattsmouth, H.
E. Sackett of Beatrice and A. R. Hum
phrey of Broken Bow.
All but two counties, those of Banner and
Blaine, are represented In the association
by the duly elected county attorneys. The
object of the association is to secure united
action to Improve and amend the crim
inal code and the laws relative to rev
enue, roads, bridges and county matters,
and to assist each other in public matters
and to secure exchange of Ideas and, Im
prove the public service,
J. P. Leaphart is at the point of death at
his home from the effects of Injuries re
ceived by a scaffold upon which he was at
work falling with him. He received a
fracture of the base ot the skull and late
thla afternoon Dr. M. H. Everett stated
that his chances for recovery were slight.
Leaphart and two other carpenters were at
work roofing a building when the scat
fold fell. Leaphart was picket up uncon
scious and taken to his home. He Is past
60 years of age.
Cannot Hold Minora.
A school board has no recourse when It
makes a contract with a minor and the
minor does not carry out the contract, so
decided Attorney General Prout. The opinion-was
given at the request of Superin
tendent Fowler, who had received numerous
Inquiries in regard to the matter. The
leter received from the attorney general la
I have received your Inquiry, as follows:
"Is a contract entered into between a
school district board and a teacher who '.a
a minor a legal contract; that Is, Is It bind
ing upon the teacher? If the teacher should
not live up to the terms of the contract. If
he should refuse to teach the school after
agreeing to do so and signing contract to
that effect, what recourse has the school
A contract with a minor, except for
necessaries, is voidable at Ms option. Thla
Ut the rule of law applicable to your In
quiry. It follows, therefore, that a school
board has no recourse where It employed aa
teacher a minor who subsequently avoided
the contract of employment on the ground
or nis minority.
This decision of the attorney general does
not prohibit a school district board from
making a contract with a teacher who Is a
minor, but tho contract will be a one-sided
one, binding the 'district and not the
YORK FOR TAXATION REFORM
Intanrri Cited of Ridiculous Aa.
araament oa Farm
YORK, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.) There
Is considerable Interest being taken here
lu tax reform, and the members of the
legislature sent from here are asked by
tax reformera to assist In passing a revenue
law that will not only be a reform over
the present law, but will tax all property
at Its Just and equitable value. York
county has had tbe same experience as
other counties In the state. A short .time
ago a farm In Bradshaw township sold for
$75 per acre cash, and at a meeting ot the
assessors of York county held before they
msde the 1902 assessment they agreed to
assess land situate in the four townships
surrounding York at $4 per acre for culti
vated land and $3 per acre for cultivated
land In all the other townships, which
made the assessed valuation of the ISO
acres In Bradshaw township only 13 per
acre for land that sold at 175 per acre. It
ll the general opinion that laws can bo
passed that will assess all real property
at lta value, and a majority advocates that
assessments of personal property be pub
lished In the county paper, as that will be
the only way to secure the value of personal
property, as more of it Is hid from the as
sessor than any other class ot property,
and If personal assessment Is published It
Is believed thst nearly every dollar ot per
sonal assessment will be listed.
Few Changes In York Connty Bank.
YORK. Neb.. Jsn. 15. (Special.) There
has been no change In the personnel of the
ofPcers of the two banks at York, tbe First
National bsnk snd the City Nstionsl bank.
At elections of officers ot banks In towns
surrounding York in tnis county there nas
been but two changes made In management.
At McCool Junction, Ralph Stanley retires
and Aruthr Moore, son-in-law of Judge O.
W. Post of tbe First National bank of this
city, is cashier, taking tbe place of Mr.
Stanley. Phillip Moore, organizer and
cashier of the Bank of Luehtoa. thla county,
has sold his Interests and will go north
west. Clay Adams, an employe cf tbe First
National bank of thla city, waa elected
cashier of the bank of Lusbton.
Injured In Rnnatvajr.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. 15. (Special.)
John Dickman. a prominent German farmer
residing near Ellis, this county, wss Injured
quite seriously In a runaway accident near
his home by being thrown from a lumber
wagon. He received aeveral ugly scalp
wounds snd numerous bruises abou: the
body. The physicians think he wll re-
OHarial Apnolnlmenla In Jvffrraon.
FAlRbl'RY. Neb.. Jaa. li. (Special.)
The county commissioners met this week
and appointed Frank Higgias superintend
ent of the county poor farm and Freemau
Aiken Jauitor of the sourt house. Tbe
board as no organised has a democratic
FRANKLIN REMAINS SINGLE
Abducts jTa-tii Girl and Bring! Her to
Tranton to be Married.
UNWILLING TO BE A BRIDE SHE ESCAPES
Officers Informed and tilrl Rctarned
to Her Father, While Young
Man la dilren lato Custody
of Kansas Officers.
TRENTON. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The blowing of a cold wind did
not deter George Franklin, ago 23, of Blake
man, Kan., from attempting to abduct
Miss Pearl Smith, age 17, of the samo
place and take an all night's ride with
tbe Intention of forcing a marriage. Tho
girl's story Is that Franklin had been a
suitor but was turned down and everything
supposed to be satisfactory, but while she
was going home from school Franklin over
took her, petnuading her to get in his j
1 A V - ' ..1.1 - I, kn. KnmA Gh.
uukbj mil u r nuuiu innn lit. uunn . uuc
consented with reluctance, and no sooner
had she seated herself than he turned his
team In an opposite direction. The fright
ened girl attempted to escape, but was
held and told they were going to Trenton
and be married.
No heed was paid to the pleas of the girl.
There was no further attempt to escape
Dawn had broken when they arrived at the
hotel. There Franklin supposed the girl
was arranging her toilet, but was in real
ity planning an escape, which was perfected
shortly after their arrival. Miss Smith
escaped through a back door and went to
the home of Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Bosser
man, nearby, telling her story and asking
for protection. Tho girl was nearly over
come by her experience. '
Sheriff Brown was nollSod and took
Franklin Into custody and notified tbe
Rawlins county sheriff. The father came
for his daughter and Constable Hurst took
young Franklin to the state line and de
livered him to the Kansas officer. Franklin
does not seem to realize the seriousness of
the offense if It Is pushed.
FARMER'S WIFE HAS NERVE
Tlea Ip a Mad Doc. Which Neighbor
" la Afraid to Kill After It
SEWARD, Neb., Jan. 15. (Speclsl Tele
gram.) About 3 o'clock this afternoon a
dog belonging to Fred Hsrtman, who Uvea
three miles southeast of town, became mad,
foamed at the mouth and chased the cattle,
Mrs. Hartman was at home alone, and after
trying to call the dog away from the cattle
she obtained a rope and put It around tbe
dog's neck and led It into the barn and
tied It up. The dog was all the time Jump
ing and snarling at her, but did not suc
ceed in biting her. She then went to a
neighbor's, but he would not go near the
dog. Finally a young man who has been
selling medicine through the country came
along and Mrs. Hartman stopped him and
he succeeded In killing the dog after shoot
ing him three times. It Is not known
whether any of tbe cattle were bitten or
lleveuls an Elopement.
GREENWOOD, Neb., Jan. IB. (Special.)
The publication In The Bee this morning
ot the Issuance ot a marriage license at
Council Bluffs, Wednesday, to W. Alva
Kniccly, aged 26 and Mies Ada M. Craig,
aged 20, both of Greenwood, reveals an
elopement In high society. Mr. Knlcely is
a merchant of this place, being a member
ot the firm of S. A. Knlcely A Sons, and
the wedding was strenuously opposed by E.
B. Craig, father of the bride. The young
people secured a team and drove to Ash
land, Wednesday noon, where they boarded
tbe afternoon flyer for Council Bluffs. Mr.
Knlcely moved to this place a few months
ago from Tobias, Neb.
Bank Kleetloas at Albion.
ALBION, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.) The
annual meeting of stockholders of the na
tional banks of this city, held yesterday,
resulted as follows: First National: C. E.
West, president: John Peters, vice presi
dent; F. S. Thompson, .-cashier; F. R,
WItxel, assistant caBbier; C. E. West, John
Peters, F. S. Thompson, E. W. Gunther, H.
E. Lehr, C. G. Barnes, directors. Albion
National: V. B. Thompson, president; A. W.
Ladd, vice president; D. M. Blatter, cash
ier; W. S. Price, assistant cashier; M. B.
Thompson, A. W. Ladd, William Wltiel,
D. V. Blatter, L. Holden, directors.
Wife Leaves vrlth Hired Man.
ELM CREEK, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Peter Johnson of this
place left home last night with another
man, Lee Smith by name, who halls from
Colorado. He husked corn for Johnson 'this
fall. They drove from Elm Creek to Over
ton to take the train for Denver, but were
apprehended. She returned home on tbe
condition that Smith should be released,
which was done. Today Bhe and her hus
band settled up and she left home. They
have three children. They always got along
well, are hard workers and own their own
Arrest Two Ilearrtera.
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Two drserters from Fort Rob
inson were arrested on the eastbound train
here by the sheriff and city marshal. A
telegram last night from Crawford put the
officers on their guard. They were in the
sleeper and were In their bunks when tho
officers found them and gave them no
chance for resistance. One of them had In
his pocketbook some burned bills, but a
one-dollar bill was all that could be de
ciphered. They had about t0 in good bills.
It is thought they .may be wanted for other
crimes than desertion. Both are colored.
Bnnlneaa Failure nt Table Rock.
TABLE ROCK. Neb.. Jan. 15. (Special.)
The grocery store of 8. C. Bicknell of
this place is locked up and in the hands
of D. K. Miller, trustee, on a chattel mort
gage given Monday night by Bicknell to
secure the creditors' claims, amounting to
almost $700. The goods are being ap
praised today by appraisers. Mr. Bicknell
only recently went Into business here, com
ing from Elk Creek. Mr. Bicknell had been
hard pressed by bis creditors some dayn
before giving the chattel mortgage.
Woodmen Hold Public Installation.
LEIGH, Neb.. Jan: 15. (Special.) Last
night Leigh camp No. I123, Modern Wood
men of America, and the ladles' auxiliary,
the Royal Neighbors, held a public Installs
tinn of officers-elect for the coming year.
The services were short but impressive.
After tbe ceremouies a banquet waa held
at which there were over 150 guests.
Hnmor Shop Are to Br Moirl.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Jsu. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) -A rumor is current here that the
I'nion Pacific is considering the sdvlaablllty
of moving its hops from Beatrice to Marys-
vllle, Ksn. The report, however, Is not con
Armed by tbe officials of the road at thin
Hluh Sc-bool I.eetnrr (cirw,
ASHLAND. Neb.. Jan. 15. (Special
Tbe first number of the Ashland High
school lecture course was given tonight at
6ears opera house. Chancellor E. Benja
min Andreas of the University ot Nebrssks
Eastbound the trains leave the Union
Passenger Station, Omaha, promptly a
The Limited 8:05 p. m.
Eastern Express 5:45 p. m
Atlantic Express 7:45 a, m.
At Chicago these trains arrive at the
Union Passenger Station, Canal and Adams
streets In the heart of the city. Excellent
connections for the East and South,
XSsnaMflsjpvas wmjuuiiwvmmwjanamm iiu 11
j. "insir is ii " ,A
discussing "The Problems of Greater Amer
ica." The remaining lectures of the course
will be delivered by A. L. Blxby of Lincoln,
Deputy State Superintendent of Public In
struction J. L. McBrlen of Geneva and Rev.
Edward Frederic Trefz of Omaha.
Soldier Arrested for Theft.
STURGIS. 8. D., Jan. IB. (Special Tele
gram.) Royal Morse, a soldier of the
Thirteenth cavalry, Fort Meade, has been
arrested on the charge of horse stealing.
A team and buggy was, tied last night on
the main street here. Morse is said to have
cut the halter rope, stepped into the buggy
and drove off. He was overtaken about
one mile below Fort Meade by A. Simp
son, owner of the team, and F. A. Wlllard.
.Morse was compelled to return with the
team. Preliminary examination vas called
today, but continued until tomorrow.
"Skeeta" Martin .Visits Broken Bow.
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Jan. IS. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. J. H. Martin, wife of
"Skeets" Martin, he noted horse Jockey,
has been visiting her father, Fred Rlnne, of
this city for a few days. She was accom
panied by her husband. They were given a
reception Monday night In which about fifty
couples participated. Mrs. Martin was
formerly a resident of thla city. They left
this morning for the west.. "
' Diver Recovers Body.
WEST POINT, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.)
Tbe body of George Ruehl, tbe man who
waa drowned by breaking , through the ice I
a week ago, waa recovered by tne diver
engaged for the purpose yesterday after
noon at 4 o'clock. Owing1 to the coldnesa
of the water the body was well preserved.
The Interment will take' place 8aturday,
January IT, under the auspices of the Wood
men of the World.
Arlington Bank Election.
ARLINGTON, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.)
At the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the First National bank of Arlington
on Tuesday the following ' officers were
elected: J. H. Pratt, president; J. T. May,
vice president; A. H. Sander, Jr., cashier;
G. W. 'pfelffer, assistant cashier. Direct
ors J. H. Pratt. J. T. May, L. C. Weber,
B. F. Mitchell, L. M. Keene, W. R. Turner,
M. B. Turner.
Red Men Install Officers.
BEATRICE, Neb.. Jan. 15. (Special.)
Otoe tribe No. 16, Improved Order of Red
Men, held a very largely attended meeting
last night, at which time officers were In
stalled. District Grand Deputy Sachem C.
A. Osborn acted aa Installing officer.
Amends Articles of Incorporation.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special )
Amended articles of Incorporation of tbe
Dempster Mill Manufacturing company of
this city wero filed with the county clerk
yesterday. Increasing the capital stock of
the company to $750,000.
Injured by Faltlna Trees.
BEATRICE. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) While engaged in chopping wood
near town today O. F. Folden was seriously
nlured about the back snd shoulders by s
ree falling on him.
Beatrice Corn Market.
BEATRICE. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.)
The local grain company purchased seventy
wagon loads of shelled corn yesterday. Tbe
price paid per bushel was SI centa. -
0HNS0N TO BE CANDIDATE
Cleveland Man Wnnta the Democratic
Nomination for Governor
CINCINNATI. Jan. 15. A special to the
Times-Star from Springfield, O
Chairman Frey of the democratic state
central committee haa formally announced
that Mayor Tom L. Johnnon of Cleveland
will be a candidate for the next democratic
nomination for governor of Ohio.
THE REALTY MARKET.
INSTR I'MENTS placed on record Thurs
day. January io:
Midway Investment company to Frank
roiaceK, lui ll, diock 4, Pearson ft
B.'s add 1 Su
H. C ( urlpuii to Hanna C. Carlson
et al. undiv of eW lot 2. hi. irk .
Retd's 1st add t
A. W. Phelps et iil to Ailnma & Kelly
company, .ot i, bloek 3.9, Omaha 2.600
Pa but Hrealng company to Martin
Ttbke, lots 42 and 43, Hrlla'r a.ld &j0
New Hunniliire Fire Insurance com
pany to Esther Welnsuln et al, n'j
lot 1, block 11, 8. E. Rogers' add...... 6,t
Frederick Fries to Ida A. Jorgenaen,
k25 feet of '-4 acre, lit north end of
west part of nw', 16-16-13.. 1
Joanna P.. Horton to K. llobaon.
S of n lot 4. blin k 56. Umah l 3.5"0
E. II Lanktree to .'.goes I .a nk I ree.
nl'io fit-1 lot 29. Uurr k 2
J. J. 1-anklree (.r.d wife to K. 11.
I.ahklrre. same !
all. had Hramek and wife to Michael
Cramek and wife, tli of n'-, of '
lot 26, Kouiuse's 2d add 1
Erm-trt Sweet and wife to Maude C.
Kadgvrow, e42 feet lot 32. Luke &
T.'s add l.t&)
W. K. Potter, receiver, to James
tH-houler. lot 6. Mock 71, and e1
lot 3. hi... k a. Omaha , 1
J. W. Hattln, administrator. tf
Francs Young. W46 feet lot 4. block
2. Perkins' sub.liv
Bh.TtlT to Phl.a.lelphia Mortgage and
Trust ri.mpany, lot K. block F, Pros
Total amount of transfers....
CUBAN TREATY IS READY
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Prepared to Baport.
PRESIDENT SIGNS FREE COAL BILL
Indlanola rost office Remains Shut,
as Loral Residents nnd Officials
' Will Give No Asanrnneea of
Safety for Mali's Tare.
WASHINGTON, Jan. lb. The aenate
committee on foreign relations today agreed
to report the Cuban reciprocity treaty to
tbe senate with two amendments. The
first ot these Is the guaranty against a
further reduction of the sugar tariff,
which was adopted yesterday, and the
other makes a reduction of 40 per cent In
the duties on American cattle exported
to Cuba Instead of 20 per cent, aa provided
In the treaty as it was originally trans
mitted to the senste.
Senators Bacon and Bailey cast their
votes against the resolution for a favorable
report, but all the othor votes were in .he
Later in the day, In the executive session
of the senate, Senator Cullom reported the
treaty aa amended and gave notice that
he would call it up on Monday and en
deavor to secure action at the earliest
possible day, t Is understood, there will
be considerable debate and that some time
will elapse before it can be acted upon.
A number of the democratic senators
who oppose ratification will reoffer tbe
amendments that were voted down in com
mittee. Tbe democrats, however, are not
solid In. their opposition and those who
oppose are not yet agreed on any general
line of attack.
Call oa the President.
President 'Roosevelt today received about
thirty members of the National Board of
Trade, in session In this city. President
Roosevelt In responding to the presentstion
"I shsll not try to make you sny speech.
I wish simply to ssy what a very real pleas
ure it la to see you, snd also to say this
that I am glad to see the meetings of the
big business Interests tske place some
times in Washington.
"Nothing can be better for the business
Interests than to have as close s touch as
possible between t'he elective representa
tives here snd the men whose welfare Is so
Interwoven with what is done in the halls
of congress. It Is a very great help to all
of us to have you come here. I thank you
Roosevelt Slans Coal Bill.
Shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon Rep
resentative Wachter of Maryland, chairman
of the house committee on enrolled bills.
sccompanted by Representative Allen of
Maine, reached the executive offices with
the engrossed and enrolled copy of the free
coal bill, which passed yesterday.
President Roosevelt received the commit
tee at once and signed the measure imme
diately, expressing at the same time, his
pleasure that congress hud acted so
MonCr Not at Ills Office.
Secretary Moody was not st the Navy
department today. He Is rapidly recovering
from the accident sustained at Annapolis
several days ago In a runaway, but bis
physician waa unwilling that he expose
himself to the cold until bis hurts have
Hayes to Ire a General.
The president today 'nominated Colonel
Edward M. Hayes, Thirteenth cavalry, to
j be brigadier general
Some Hellrf for Indlanola.
Senator McLaurln ot Mississippi today
urged Postmaster Payne to have the mails
for Indlanola sent to Heathmann, Miss.,
Instead of Greenville, pending the opening
of the Indlanola office. Heathmann is four
miles from Indiaoola. while Greervillo Is
thirty miles distant. Mr. Payne stated that
if tire oalofflce at Heathmsnn was able to
handle tbe additional mail the change would
be made. Senator McLaurln says there Is
uo disposition on the part ot the peace
authorities at Indlanola to give assurances
In 'aa official way that the postmistress.
Mrs. Cox, will be protected In bcr personal
safety, because there has been no Intima
tion that she waa in the least danger. Such
assurances as sre demsnded would be an
admission, in the opinion of the officials
snd people of Indlanola, that danger threat
ened Mrs. Cox.
Wnnta uu Examiner DIsnilsKed.
The commissioner of pensions has recom
mended to the secretary of tbe Interior the
dismissal of James Roberts, s principal ex
aminer in tbe law division of the pension
bureau, on the charge of writing anonymous
letters to the commissioner regarding
clerks to the bureau. Mr. Roberts denies
I layltea President to California.
Representative Loud of California Invited
President Roosevelt to stteod the snnusl
encampment of the California Grand Army
ot the Republic In May. The president said
ha would attend If voulhle, but as the
Itinerary of his western trio had nut been
completed he wss unable to say intuitu
MIQ SERVICE !
'"pHE number of trains operated between Omaha nnd Chi-
cago via the Chicago. Milwaukee S St. Paul Railway
has been increased to three daily fast trains each way.
These trains are magnificently equipped with palace
sleeping cars, dining cars, free reclining chair cars,
etc. The trains are solid, wide vestibuled, heated by
steam and are lighted by Pintsch gas and electricity.
Nothing finer moves on wheels. The service on the
dining cars is perfect.
F. A. NASH, General Western Agent.
TICKETS: 1504 FAUNAE! STREET
he could srrange to ba in San Francisco on
that date or not.
GIRL ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
Discharge of Gin In Hands of Boy
Cnnses a Tragedy Kear
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Alena Mlksch, the 13-year-old
daughter of a prominent resident of
Wellington townehlp, twenty miles west
of Sioux Falls, was killed last night by the
accidental discharge of a gun in the hands
of Cecil English, a boy who recently was
sdopted into tbe Miksch family from tbe
Orphans' home. t
What Follows Grlpf
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used. It cures colds anl grips. 60c, $1.
For sale by Kuhn ft Co.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Flr Today In Nebraska, the Dakotas
and All Iowa, Except the
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Forecast:
For Nebraska, North and South Dakota
Fair Friday and Saturday; colder Saturday.
For Iowa Fair Friday. Saturday fair in
north; rain in south portion. '
For Illinois Fair Friday and Saturday,
except rain Saturday In south portion; freeh
For Missouri Fair Friday, except rain
in southwest portion. Saturday rain.
For Kansas Fair Friday, except rain in
south portion.' Saturday rain and colder.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, Jan. 15. Otltclal record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the co-responding day of the last three
1903. 19C2. 1901. 1900.
Maximum temperature.... 51 47 n2 39
Minimum temperature.... 31 24 86 30
Mean temperature 41 88 44 34
Precipitation 00 .01) .00 .00
Record cf temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March' 1,
Normal temperature 16
ICxcess for the day 25
Total excess since March 1 251
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Dotlrtenry for the day 02 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 29.68 Inchea
Ietlclency since March 1 fW Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1902.... 6.47 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1901 06 Inch
Heports from Stations atT P. M.
: n a
: 3 :
: " '
CONDITION OF THE
North Flatte, clear
Hull Lake City, clear...
Rapid City, clear
St. Ixiuls, rlear
St. Paul, clear
Kansas City, clear
441 511 .00
34 1 52
62 1 .00
tSalveston, cloudy 50
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH.
Local Forecast Official.
sf ll 11
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Ji l U and the doctors say It, too. Ask your own yll I A
Take Ayer's Sarsaparllla." We say It,
and the doctors say
doctor about it.
formula. He can tell you just how
it lifts up the depressed, gives cour
age to the despondent, brings rest to
If your liver is sluggish, bowels
constipated, tongue coated, better
take one of Ayer's Pills at bedtime.
These pills greatly aid the Sarsapa
rllla, and cure all liver troubles. Two
grand family medicines. A,.S.BuS2-
Tllli OLDEST. SAFEST. STltONGKST. JIEST-.
ST. PAUL RYJ
LEGISLATORS TO TARE REST
Vote for Six-Day Eece3t After Election of
United States Senatsr.
CONTEST OVER THE EXPOSITION BILL
Proposed Suffrage Amendment to Con
stltntlon Pnts In Its Annual
Appearance In the
PIERRE, 8. D., Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Both houses today passed resolu
tions to adjourn from Wednesday, January '
21, to Tuesday, January 27. The Intent Is
to take the adjournment immediately after
voting for senator In joint session at noon
of that day, and most ot the members will
leave for their homes on the afternoon
Senate bill No. 1, to create a board ot
fence viewers, called up a discussion when
it was up for final action today,, and after
aeveral amendments had been tacked on, I,
went back to the committee for further ac
tion. Senate bills Introduced provided for a
stste sheep Inspector; for the. recording of
judgments of United States courts in the
offices of clerks of circuit court; establish
ing a legal code of bell signals for use in
Tbe bill to appropriate money for an ex
hibit at the St. Louis exposition was re
ported back to the house hy the commit
tee of state affairs, with an amendment
reducing the amount to $60,000. An at
tempt to rush the bill through under sus
pension of the rules brought out a contest
In which Longstaft took the position that
such a measure should be' given due consid
eration before the house took action am) id
this he waa seconded by Hayes. Uromlcy '
of the committee srgued for the bill, but
the mstter was finally dropped and. went
over to tomorrow under the rules.
Smith of Hand presented a resolution
memorallzlng congress to abolish the duty
on coal as obsolete legislation.
SnlTrasre Bill Bobs I'p.
Bromley, by request. Introduced a resolu
tion for a constitutional amendment pro
viding for equal suffrage. A resolution for
an amendment to tbe constitution waa pre
sented by Scobell with the intent to re
move the two-term restriction from tho
office of county superintendent of schools.
House bills were Introduced to permit sure
ties on sn official bond to limit their lia
bilities; to sell lands st tax sain for the
full amount of taxes to tho lowest Interest
bidder; to establish a state board of as
sessment; a general oil Inspection bill; lim
iting exemptions; making Insane from the
Soldiers' Home general state charges, and
a free textbook mearure.
House bill No. 9, providing necesnsry leg
islation for carrying Into effect tho con
stitutional amendment lowering tho Inter
est rate on the state school fund, was
Wolves Bother Sheep.
STURGIS, S. n., Jan. 15. (Special.) Ac
cording to reports, tho residents on the
ranges and throughout tbe valleys are again
being troubled with coyotea and wolves.
They make prey of the sheep, and the
sheepmen, It Is said, are planning to meet
and place a bounty on the coyotes as well
as the wolves. They make night hideous
for the farmers, and more especially 4
the sheep districts.
It, too. Ask your own
He probably has the
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