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T1IE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, ANITA RT ?, 1H07.
RECEPTION .FOR OFFICIALS
UpreMnUtl Gatbrln: of TUbrtiiani
' '. IxUnd a Hearty Greetine;.
Dancing is again- dispensed wiTh
fittls) Time Actio, la Take- Ae-
eoaat of Condition of (ho Gail
, VWii of state t apltel
(From a. Staff Cnrresnondr-nt.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 2.-8peolal Tele
trem.) A truly Nebraska welcome was fx.
tended to a Nrtnuk son tonlg-ht and to
all th state officers, and a farf well., fit tin
the high position they have occuplpa, va
tendered the outgoing Mate officers, at a
tuMlo recetXion- held at the stnte house,
housands passed down the long receiving
line and extended greetings to the new
comers and took thenf In as a part of the
octal life of Lincoln. But It was more
than a welcome o the social life of the
state caftltal-it wai.i ststo,' through Its
representatives, paying a tribute to those
Vho will administer Its affairs for the nxt
two years. The senate chamber and rep
resentative hall were decorated with numer
ous , flags, - gracefully ttraped, flowers and
electric bulbs. Nebraska soldier stationed
lit every lurrf guided the way for the vis
itors, and, under orders from Adjutant Gen
eral Culver kept the affair going with
trlctly military precision.
The receiving line, which consisted 6f the
Outgoing and Incoming officers and their
wives and the members of Governor
Mickey's staff, was stationed In the sen
ate chamber, and aa the long line of vis
itors met the members of the line they
were escorted to representative hall, where
tiunch was served by young women em
ployed at the atate house. Music was fur
bished by a band la the senate chamber,
concealed behind palms. The young women
"Who served were the first to greet the line,
marching from the office of Adjutant Gen
eral Culver In a body. They were Misses
Anderson, Pettljohn, Adams. Kroese, Lutx,
"Withers, Taylor, Holland, Jodon, Howland,
Xaup, Marks, Temple ton, GUmore, Garbcr,
i Fox, Hoge, Bradley and . Brown, and
Afesdamea Despaln, Lawrence and Fletcher.
Among the visitors were William J.
Bryan, who greeted Governor Sheldon aa a
captain In 'his regiment, and Miss Bryan,
In the receiving line were:
Governor Mickev. Governor Sheldon. Mrs.
Pheldon, Mrs. Mickey, Lieutenant Governor
jwcuillora, lieutenant iJovernor Hopewell,
iMr. Hopewell, Mrs. MeOllton, ex-Secre
tary of State Galusha, Secretary of State
Jdnkln, Mrs.' Junkin, . Mrs. Ualusha. ex
Treasurer. Mortensen. . Treasurer Brian.
Mrs. Brian, Mrs. Mortensen, ex-Attorney
General Brown, Attorney General Thomp
son, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Brown. Auditor
Henries, Mrs. Searlea, Superintendent Mc
Brlen, Mrs. McBrlen, Land Commissioner
Katon, Mrs. Eaton, Kailroad Commissioner
wmnett, Mrs. Wlnnett. Railroad Commls.
loner Cowell. Mrs. Cowell. Railroad Com
mlssloner Williams, Mrs. Willlnms, Judge
tteagwicK, Mrs Sedgwjek, Judge Barnes,
lira Barnes, Judge Letton. Mrs. Let ton.
Members of the governor's staff. Colonels
tuns, Bliumway, Thomas. Mellck. McCul
lough, Kaley, Btorck, Hartlcan. Major
Barkner and General Culver and their
, We Dancing Permitted.
The condition of the state house is dan
Serous: : and for that reason It was advised
that dancing be omitted at the public re
ception tonight. - An Inspection of the east
wing of the' building was made today under
the direction of the Board of Public Lands
and Buildings and It was discovered the
east portion of this wing has settled several
Inches since the legislature convened. While
the inspectors 'did -not believe there was
any Immediate danger of a collapse of that
xrtlon of the structure. It was deemed ad
visable to dispense with a dance, which
had practically., been agreed upon. ,. Just ,
What wtlt be none in the matter has not
been settled, but the condition of the build-'
log will be reported ,to the legislature for
' Normal Board Active.
Colonel Tom Majors and Colonel Charles
Gregg of the State - Normal board paid
Speaker Nettleton a friendly call this after
noon, and discussed with htm the person
nel of the committee which will handle
school, matters, . Colonel Delsell, another
member of the board, came to town today
and attended the reception tonight but
Whether he, too. will call upon the speaker
to suggest legislative committees la not
fet of record.
JFREIGHT CAR RIH8 ITO HOI SE
Srmv Track and Tears Corner ot
SCHUYLER, Neb., Jan. I. (Special Tele,
- tram.)-While local freight No. 68 was do
ing its switching here this morning on) the
south ride tracks a box car was thrown
front the track arid ran Into the Schuyler
house, tearing the northwest corner com
pletely away. Mrs. Katie Hawe, who was
Bitting inf a chair In that room, was. thrown
violently on the floor, but, fortunately, not
badly hurt. Mr. Hawe was struck by a
door, but not hurt badly. The cause ot the
derailing of the car Is not known, but It Is
supposed t that a; stone, had got on the
track li) sonu .manner.
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Telephone Company Changes Hands.
AUBURN, , Neb.. Jan. 3 (Special.) J.
C KJ Harney, president cf 'the . Auburn
Telephone company, has sold a controlling
Interest in the company to thq following
representative business men of this city:
It A. t Lambert, O. K. Codington, E. Fer
fceau. E.' I. Boyd. L. R. Young. H. E. Fur
V v. - OOLD PKOPLK -
Improper Food Makes Poor Circulation
Ths food that produces energy, gives
statural ."warmth .While it strengthens the
Invalid and leads back to health and hap
piness. -;.:. . -
There's no stimulant that can take the
place fit proper, fully digested food
"lanv. so grateful,",-writes a N. Y. lady,
fof the good done me by Grape-Nuts that
X feel J ought to write and thank you.
"Ever since- the- coating of my baby I
have had such poor circulation It seemed
as though I never could get warm.
"Noifela I. ate. Agreed with me and I
bad little nourishment for baby. Finally
myv' 'husband said, ?'Why not try Grnpe
JNutsT t see It has done a good deal for
"Oh. I ass sick and tlred of hearing
about those things,' I answered. It might
benefit some people, but not me.' But I
got worse all tke time. One day my hus
band brought hime a package of Grape
JSut and aaked me to try it.
"I did so and that's why I am so thank
ful low. The first-night I tried It I slept
soundly I night and In Uie morning felt
rarm mad comfortable. I tried It again
and began to develop plenty of milk for
tha'Vaby. I have kept on this food, and
am now a well wpman. ,
"I am giving baby ajittls of the Grape
Hute'every day, and he Is growing won
derfully. When I. got tired out soma night
by being kept awakat I find that Grape,
Nuts In the morning refreshes me as
thougl J-hl bad at good night's -sleep
and I feel able to do a good dV.y's work.
"It has done so much fur me I want to
encourage mothers to use It themselves
.-,3 give It to their babies.
Was a godsend to. us,' v
We feet ft
Name given by Postura Co.. Battle Creek,
Mich. Read the' little book. "The Road to
WaUvUla." "There's a reason,
I) 4 J .,,..'-- i.is- - .'-.-
long, W. W. Harris. R. C. Boyd and S. W.
Eustlre. In Detember Mr. Klllarney had
an engineer here who- after looking the
plant over prepared plans and ppeclflca
tlons for s new multiple board and cable
plant. It Is the intention ot the hew own'
ers tp carry forward this work aa planned
by the engineer. The Work as planned will
cost approximately 116,000.
PORTION OP rREHOUT IS FXOODF.D
Gorge In Platte River Sends Strenm
Out of Banks. '
FREMONT. Neb., Jan. 1 (SpeclaD-The
rain and warm weather which came with
the new vear tilled tho Platte river more
than bank full htre and yesterday it over
flowed west of the bridge, a small stream
crossing the road at the north end of the
structure. The bridge was In no danger
and there was little Ice. It has since gone
down and no further rise Is expected.
The lower part of the city Is flooded to
night and several families have come up
town for a drier place to stay. The water
reached the city from the west as usual
about 2:i0 and rose rapidly, reaching the
Burlington track and on Main street to
the pavement. A good many cellars are
flooded and as the water Is still rising
some families are moving their goods up
stairs. There is considerable water In
Englewood, but the high ridge on the
south of that suburb la dry. There ts sup
posed to be a gorge of slush Ice near the
Burlington bridge which' is the cause of
the flood. Neither the wagon bridge nor
the railroad bridge are considered In danger.-
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Jan. a (8peclal
Telegram.) In the Platte river south of the
city the recent inundation of the Islands
had somewhat diminished, . but It took
another rise today and Is higher than
ever. Fred Stolley and others who had
hitherto still remained In their homes on
the big Island, were today compelled to
leave and drive their cattle to the north
mainland. It Is feared further damages
Williams Morder Case On.
AUBURN, Neb., Jan. 1. (Special.) Dis
trict court convened here yesterday morn
ing with Judge Kelligar on the bench.
Preparations were Immediately com
menced for the trial of the State against
Clarence Williams for the murder of his
father. The court and attorneys have been
at work since then endeavoring to get a
fit jury in the box and up to this time
have only seven of the twelve.
Horse Tblef Captared.
ROGERS, Neb., Jan. . (Special Tele
gram.) A horse thief captured here gives
the name of G. W. Gabhart of Whltesvllle,
Mo. He stole a team of horses near Madi
son on Wednesday night from a man named
Bash, by whom he was formerly employed.
He confessed, on betng arrested. B. C.
Smith gets the reward.
Hews of Nebraska.
PLATTSMOUTH A carload of chickens
was bought and shipped from Plattsmouth
PLATTSMOUTH Judge Travis united In
marriage Albert F. Dill of Bouth Bend and
Miss Fannie E. Connelly of Weeping Water.
BEATRICE The annual reooet ot County
Judge SpafTord shows that during the year
l? he issued 213 marriage licenses. The
number Issued In UU6 was . 260.
BLOOM FIELD E. H. Mason, for the
last sixteen years cashier of the Farmers
and Merchants State bank of this city,
retired from that Institution today.
PLATTSMOUTH The Presbyterian Wo
men's Missionary society held Its annual
missionary tea In the home of Rev. and
Mrs. J. H. Salbury, which was largely at
tended. BEATRICE At a meeting last evening of
hose company No. 1 John Luberger was
elected a delegate to the Nebraska State
Volunteer Firemen's convention to be held
In Grand Island this month.
BEATRICE Mr. Samuel L. Scovllle and
Miss May M. Garton, both of Hebron, Neb.,
were married last evening. Rev. J. K. Davis
officiating. The young . couple will make
.their home on a farm near Hebron. - .
isCHUYLER-Married, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mrs. and Mr. Carl Witten
berg, their daughter. Miss Reka, to Mr.
Albert Heine of Hooper, Neb. Rev. Sweene
of the Presbyterian church .officiated.
TEKAMAlr A a meeting ot the Teka
mah Fire association held last night the
following officers were elected: Chief,
Charles Eckley; assistant chief,. Frank Lll
lle; secretary and treasurer, Charles Nes
blt. YORK In the death of Mrs. William H.
Oakes York county loees one of Its early
pioneer cltlsens. The deceased was bom
and raised In Ireland and located In York
county In an early day. She leaves a hus
band and Ave children.
ARLINGTON The Arlington Telephone
company has raised their rates to 11.26
for residence 'phones, which has raised
storm of protest by the patrons. Some
will discontinue the 'phone, while others
will use the Hooper lines.
TRCUMSEH Prof. H. T. Sutton, who Is
at the head of the school of eloquence of
Cotner university, Bethany, will speak in
Tecuniseh Sunday, January t, on "The
Slavery of the Liquor Traffic," at the
Christian church at 1 p. m.
BEATRICE Two cases of smallpox were
reported yesterday from Blakely township
northwest of the city.. The county board
of health will order a quarantine at once.
The persons afflicted with the disease are
Carl Lens and Henry Dixon.
TABLE ROCK M. H. Marble, secretary
of the school board, has Just received of
ficial notification from Hon. T. M. Hodg-
l man of Lincoln, high school Inspector, that
the Table Rock High school la again placed
on the list of accredited schoola
ARLINGTON The recent rains and
snows have put the roads In very ' bad
shape and farmers have stopped shelling
and delivering corn. It Is hoped that this
will in a measure relieve the congestion
which has existed for some time.
BEATRICE The marriage of Mr. Christ
Nelsen and Miss Llbble Rltlgley was sol
emnised yesterday at the home of the
bride's parents. Mr. and Mra ' Andrew
Ridgley, fourteen miles northeast of Beat
lice In Hanover township. Judge Watges
NEBRASKA CITY Rev. B. O. Chandler,
rector at St. Mary's Episcopal church, has
tendered ills resignation to lake effect the
lust Sunday of this month. Rev. Chandler
is leaving his work In this city to accept
a cull from St. John's Episcopal church
COLUMBUS For the closing week of
194 the real estate transfers as recorded
for Platte county amounted to the sum of
t49,H8.06, and the Increased lndebtedneas by
mortgages tiled and released shows that
the total Increased Indebtedness amounted
CAMBRIDGE The annual banquet of the
Ladies' Twentieth Century club of Cam
bridge was given Tuesday evening at the
residence of Hon. E. B. Perry. This social
event was something out of the ordinary
and was the fifth ocurrence of the kind
since the organisation of this club.
TEKAMAH Rev. I. C. Jones, an old res
ident of this county, died at his home,
about six miles northweut of this olace, yes
terday. Deceaaed was born at Exeter, Pa.,
January 14, IK1. and came to this county In
UbT. In the civil war he served as a pri
vate in ins rineenin itunots inraniry.
BEATRICE Hose company No. I elected
these officers last evening:
ra Lock. Dres-
tdenl; cnarles Avey. vice
resident'. u. D.
Ruhn. secretary; Charles Lock, treasurer;
Jacob Ling, foreman; Charles Schenk. first
assistant foreman; Charles Dukes, second
assistant foreman; J. G, Smith, steward.
TABLE ROCK A pretty wedding oc
curred at high noon Wednesday at the
home of Mra J. T. Iaymnii. The groom
was Mr. John Brittenham and the bride
Miss Vesta Pearl Freeman, both of whom
reside In Lincoln. The officiating clergy..
man was nev. i. aa. suepnera of fewnee
GRAND ISLAND At the home of D.
Morgan, father of the groom. In this city,
Miss Margaret Wilkinson of pine Bluffs,
Neb., was united In marriage to Mr, Fred
R. Morgan. After a trip to the east Mr.
and Mia Morgan will nutke their home at
Kimball, Neb., where the groom has a drug
uuruueaa. . i . . .
BEATRICE About twenty-five reDresen
tallvea of the Dempster -company, Including
the . ma nttgeit of Lti branch houaee at
Kansas Oly. Sloux-Falls. Omaha. Memohla.
Tenu.. and Wichita Kan., arrived In the
city yesterday to attend the annual meet
ing of the company and plan for next sea
son s worn.
GRAND ISLAND Woodward Diing, who
haa, made his hums near Wood River, this
county. lor over a year, has been taken
Into custody at tne instance ot a federal
officer who Is expected to arrive In the
city tomorrow to take charge of the prlo.
oner. It Is stated that Dring lmmlirrated
, Jtfrom rJigland, and was In sens at tne tune.
escaping the Inejpeetors and making his
way ft without undergoing m requires
examination. It is expected that he will
be returned to England at the expense
of the British government.
TEKAMAH The elertrlc llsht plant at
this place was rlostd down last week owing
to the foreclosure of a mortgage held by
the Burt County State bank. Preliminary
steps have been taken by the city council
to annul the franchise and within another
year it ts expected that the city will own
and operate its own electric plant.
ARLINGTON Mrs. J. A. I'nthank, wife
of the late Hon. J. A. ("nthank, died at
the family residence In this city on Tues
day. Mrs. I'nthank came to Nebraska in
IxM. She leaves one son and three daugh
ters, O. N. I'nthank, and Mrs. W. 8. Cook
of this city, Mrs. Eva Fink of Omaha and
Mrs. Simon Hammers of Red Bluffs, Cal.
YORK The Alumni association of tVSs
York High school will conduct on Janusrr
9 In the afternoon an art exhibit In the
gymnasium room of the York High school.
It will be whst is known as a home loan
exhibit. Including the best work done here
by local artists In water color, oil. Ink,
pastel, crayon, carbon and china painting.
PLATTSMOUTH C. F. Yocum, a young
man who stole a fine team from a farmer
near Boone, la., and drove It to this city
and was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Man
speaker here November 7 and taken back
by the officers of that county, plead guilty
to the charge and was sentenced to serve
four years in the state penitentiary in
ARLINGTON Chase A.' Reynolds of this
city and Miss Maude C. Smith of Council
Bluffs. Ia., were married at Fremont by
County Judge Stinson January 1 at 2 p. m.
Mr. Reynolds ia the son of ex-Commls-sloner
F. A. Reynolds and is well known
In this county. Miss Smith Is one of the
society belles of Council Bluffs. Mr. and
Mrs. Reynolds will reside In this city.
PLATTSMOUTH Richard Forsho of
Kansas City, a special agent of the gov
ernment architectural department, was In
this city Wednenday and examined the dif
ferent sites offered for a government post
office building. The report of the investi
gation of the Inspector will be Sent to
Washington, D. C, but he failed to in
form any of the cltisena here what that
report would be
GRAND ISLAND Yesterday afternoon,
at the home of Mrs. Mina Juedeke, mother
of the bride. Miss Bertha Jaedeke of Han
over, Kan., was united In the bonds of
wedlock to Rev. Mr. W. T. Kahse pastor
of the English Lutheran church of Grand
Island. The happy young couple Is ex
pected to arrive In this city tomorrow and
the members of the church are planning a
reception to them on Friday evening.
AINSWORTH At the residence of the
bride's Darents. Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert
Moseley, occurred one of the most notable
weddings ot the season, when Miss Grace
Moseley was united In marriage to Mr. John
Nicholas Spargo of Ogden, Utah. The house
was decorated profusely with cut flowers.
The bride was raised here, where she has
many friends. The groom is one of the
frominent business men of Ogden, where
hey will make their future home.
TECUM8EH At an adjourned session of
the city council last evening a resolution
was adopted Instructing the city attorney
to prepare and cause to be circulated In
the three wards of the city the required
petitions to the city council to call a special
election for the purpose of voting bonds
for a new electric lighting plant. It Is
proposed to bond the city In the sum of
$16,000, with which sum a heating and light
ing plant complete will be constructed.
TECUMREH John Walker, a colored
man, perhaps 26 years of age, has been
very sick at the city Jail here during the
week with pneumonia. He arrived in town
Saturday and complained of his sickness
to the city authorities. He said he had
been In the far northwest and that he was
on his way to his home In Oklahoma City,
that he was without means and that he
was depending upon doing a day's work
here and there to get him to his destina
tion. YORK Mr. C. C. Morse, night operator
of the Burlington deoot. who DUt up such
a good fight with the robbers who held
him up, lett yesterday morning ror i.in
coin, where they had two susL.cts. He It
unable to Identify either of the parties.
Mr. Fair, landlord of the Fair hotel, enys
that the two robbers were loafing around
his hotel two davs before the holdup and
that one of them was a negro and the
other a white man. The negro was the
larger of the two.
TlOT'MflEH-Ths following la the mort
gage record for Johnson county for the
montn ol uecemDer, lautt, tne ngures coming
from the records at the office of the county
clerk: Number of farm mortgages filed.
thirteen: amount. S31.8a: released, fifteen,
amount, $24,760. Number of town and city
mortgages filed, five; amount, 11,627; re
leased. Ave; amount, $1,860. Number of
chattel mortgages filed, fifty-four; amount,
112,626.80; released, - sixty-six; '-amount.
116.M4.a. . '.
NKBRASKA CITYMrs. Mary Bowman
Brinker. a highly respected and esteemed
nloneer resident of this City, died today
at the advanced age of St. The deceased
came to this city with her husband, the
late Dr. Brinker, In 1S65 and has resided
here continuously since that time. She
la survived by George Brinker, Arthur
Brinker and Mrs. Mary Humphrey of Den
ver, Joseph Brinker, general freight agent
of the Santa Fe; Mrs. Anna Beasley and
Misses Ella and Lucy Brinker of this city.
BEATRICE Papers were tiled yesterday
In the county clerk's office by the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulnoy Railroad company
as lessees of the Atchison at Nebraska
railroad, the Burlington cranch which rune
through the corr.er of this county at
Adams, Indicating the appointment of two
i new trustees of the Atchison & Nebraska.
Thomas Beai, as surveying trustee of the
company, appointed Arthur 8 tarn wood of
Boston to Oil the vacancy caused by the
aeatn ot James rl. Hlake and Thomas Hol
land of Chicago to till the vacancy caused
oy tne aeatn or ueorge w. wells.
YORK Deoutv Sheriff Ilaenfrlts and
Chief of Police Brewer have just returned
irom Lincoln, where they took Charles
Martin, the Insane man of Bradshaw, to
the hospital for the Insane. They state
that they had the time of their lives to
keep Martin from Injuring others and de
stroying property. They claim that Mar.
tin Is normally a veritable Herculee and
when seised with an Insane desire to de
molish things. It la a difficult matter for
even two men to handle htm. Charles
Martin Is the young man from Bradshaw
who, owing to unrequited love, went tn-
IKKMOKT-Tlu appointment of a re
ceiver for the Standard Beet Sugar com
pany a surprise to neoDle here who
are familiar with the situation. The com
pany has been havlna a but run this sea
son. The beets have been of a high quality,
the tonnage per acre above the averaae.
and it was hoped that they would be able
to get on tneir leet again, people who
nave raiaea nee is were ngunng on con
tracts for next season and the oroaoects
were good for an Increased acreage over
last year. Tne building and machinery
are In ttrat-cluas condition and only a year
ago the capacity ot the factory was
BRADSHAW -The cltlsens and business
men of tli's place are much worked up
over the attempt to burn the high school
building and at a cltlsens' meeting they
appointed a committee to wait upon the
town board and requested that a reward
of $4)0 be offered for information that
would lead to the capture and conviction
of the Incendiary who so carefully and
deliberately planned the burning of the
Bradshaw public school building. In ad
dition to this, the business men propose
to offer an additional reward. It is be
lieved that some one local attempted to
burn the building.
YORK Morris Dwlnger. the boy charged
with obtaining $40 from Lint Keallher by
false pretenses and who has been running
up a board bill at the county Jail for the
last forty days, In a letter which he left
addressed to Jailor Ilgenfrlts Just before
he departed through a transom, thanks
Jailer Ilgenfrlts for the many favors
siiown and the nice food prepared for- him
and expressed a regret that he was leav
ing without personally seeing Mr. Ilgen
frlts and bidding him goodby, and stating
that the last two weeks he did not like
the company he was compelled to be as
sociated with In the county Jail and men
tioned the craxy man, Charles Martin,
who nearly scared him to death. In a
letter addressed to Sheriff AiTlerbach,
Dwlnger says that he will make the money
and pay Mr. Keallher back every cent
that he owes him. There Is not much
regret on the part of the officials about
Dwlnger'a escape. While the charge was
filed against Dwlnger, the complainants
did hot seem to care to have It come to
trial or were not prepared, and the county
has been to considerable expentn in cap
turing Dwlnger and for his keeping.
Xomlaatloas by President.
WASHINGTON, Jan. J. The president
sent to the senate today the following
Assistant attorney general. Edward T.
United States marshal, district of Kansas,
William 11. Mackey, Jr.
Brigadier general, to be major general,
J. Franklin Belt.
Collector of customs. Morton Tower,
Southern district Of Oregon.
Q. P. I. A- No. 4: You are hereby notified
that a special meeting will be held Friday
evening, January 4. Business of Importance
to be transacted. .
By order of President
MRS. L1LL1E GIVEN. PARDON
Toman BslMied as '0n. of List CfEcial
AcU sf Qorenor Mickey. .'
HAD SERVED TWO YEARS OF LIFE SENTENCE
Convicted of Killing Hneoaad, Harvey
Llllle, at Dnyld City, and Cnse
Was Before Several
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. (.-(Special Telegrams
Governor Mickey has pardoned Mrs. Mar
garet Llllle, convicted of the murder of
her husband, Harvey Llllle.
The pardon was signed shortly after 12
o'clock and Mrs. Llllle. was released at
She wss sentenced for life end entered
the penitentiary January 10, 190S.
The Issuing of this pardon was the last
official act of the governor before retiring
from office. -
Governor Mickey Issued the following
statement regarding the case:
In the Lena Margaret Llllle pardon case.
due notice of hearing as per statute hav
ing oeen naa ana many amdavits setting
forth new evidence In the case having been
submitted and argument msde in the pres
ence of the county attorney of Butler
county, and open hearing and discussion
of the rase having been had, and after
many days of deliberation and stuuy of the
testimony as submitted to the court and
submitted at the time of hearing for par
don, I am clearly led to the conclusion that
there is very grave and serious doubt of
her guilt, and am compelled In my own
unbiased and sincere Judgment to grsnt
lier a pardon. Lena Margaret Llllle is this
day at 12:30 p. m. granted -a full and com
Mrs. Llllle was almost overcome by tho
news, but she began to make, preparations
to leave the penitentiary at once. Her father.
J. F. Hill, was In Lincoln snd went at
once to, the prison after the pardon was
announced. He will take' Mrs. Llllle with
him to his home In California, where Mrs.
Llllle's 16-year-old daughter Is now living.
Before going there they will visit Mr. Lll
lle's mother, who lives at Bellwood, Butler
county, and who has always maintained a
Arm belief In Mrs. Llllle's Innocence.
Brings Joy to Niece.
NORFOLK, Neb., Jan. 8. (Special Tele
gram.) Miss Msy Llllle of Norfolk, niece
of the pardoned woman, and who lived
with her uncle and aunt at the time of
the murder, was overjoyed this afternoon
when she learned' of Governor Mickey's
set She has always believed her aunt to
be innocent and declared In the trial that
the dead man and the pardoned woman en
Joyed harmonious and happy relations.
Miss Llllle heard no burglar, but believes
the burglar theory. .She says her aunt
will go to Los Angeles, where the parents
of the pardoned woman, as well as her
little daughter, now live.
Former United States Senator William
V. Allen, who gave his services In arguing
the case of Mra Llllle before the supreme
court for a retrial, was much gratified when
informed over the telephone ot Mrs. Llllle's
pardon and declared that Governor Mickey
had done a righteous act. "Mrs. Llllle was
never convicted," he said. "It Is law that
in a circumstantial case charging homicide
the evidence must prove thdt a deadly
weapon had passed Into the hand of the
defendant. It wah never shown that Mrs.
Llllle ever possessed a deadly weapon. She
should have testified in her own behalf In
the first trial, as she wanted to, but her
lawyer refused. - He made a mistake."
The crime for'whlch Mra, Llllle was sen
tenced to the penitentiary was the murder
of her husband, '"Which occurred about 5:30
o'clock on the 'moMring of Friday,' October
U. 1902. Mr. and Mrs. Llllle had been out
the evening bfSi ylslttng' the. former's
sister ' and mother. According to Mrs.
Llllle's story she') was awakened In the
morning and saw' a man poiutlng a revolver
at her. She rolled off of the bed In order
to avoid being' shot and the man Bred
through the window and then fled. She
alleged that $300 had been taken from the
bureau drawer. Her husband bad been
shot before she awoke. . '
In the trial Mrs.' Llllle was defended by
Judge Miller and C. R. Aldrich. Judge
F. G. Hamer of Kearney Is the lawyer
who made suoh a persistent fight before
the supreme court and the governor, first
for a new trial and then for pardon. Af
ter three unsuccessful attempts to secure
a new trial. Judge Hamer declared he
would never drop the case until Mrs Llllle
was out of the penitentiary. The trial
began February 10, 1903, and lasted
twenty-three days. She was found guilty.
Since that time every effort has been made
to get her a new trial or a pardon from
the penitentiary. Probably - no case ever
aroused as much Interest In the state as
that of Mrs. Ltllie. One xf the most amaz
ing features of It was' that Mrs. Llllle her
self refused to say a word. She kept abso
lute silence through the trial as to the man
ner In which her husband met his death.
No expense was spared to secure an ac
quittal. The case .was argued for a whole
day. Her motion for a new trial was
argued for three days and after several
weeks of deliberation was denied. Then
there were lengthy proceedings In the su
preme court, . All failed and the verdict
reached by the Jury In a short time was
carried out and the woman sentenced to
the penitentiary for life. There she has
remained, wrapped In her old silence. This
one woman who knows how her husband
met his death has preserved her silence
during these years unbroken.
Coarse of tho Ballets.
Much time was spent In studying the
course ot the bullets which according to
Mra Llllle's story of a burglar firing the
fatal attot. must have been fired. Four
sewing girls were sleeping in the house on
the night of the -murder. Two of . these
testified that they heard the first shot,
that about ten seconds Intervened before
the second shot and that following the
second, they heard Mrs. llllle scream that
some one had shot her husband. At this
time Mrs. LJllle was In the hall and site
was the first to get down stairs and tele
phone for help.
Mr. Llllle was shot In the right side of
the head, the side next to his wife. There
was burned powder In the wound. Indica
ting that the shot was fired at close range
There was also burned powder on the cur
tains and on the window psne through
which the second shot was fired. Indicating
that the revolver was held close to the
window when this shot was fired.
The theory ot the state at the trial was
that Mrs. Llllle shot her husband while In
bed by, the light of the moon then shining
upon' his head, then after a short Interval
fired the second shot at close range through
the curtain and window and then told the
story of the burglary.
The testimony of the sewing girls was to
the effect that between the first and second
shots there was absoluts silence and that
sfter the second shot Mrs. LJIlle screamed.
The evidence showed that for several
years Mrs. Llllle had been a patron of a
bucket shop In David City. Her dealings
covered a period of about four years, and
in that time her losses were approximately
$100.' In the period from August 7 to Oc
tober 2S, the day before the murder, . her
losses were $1,025. The theory of the state
was that she took her husband's life to
get his life Insurance money to cover these
CLVVfONDa-Frenser, 16th and Dodgs.
Bes Want Ads produce - rl's;
Everyone Who Visits the
Daylight Store Knows
That this sale is and will be the most Gigantic and Successful ever held in the middle
west was evidenced yesterday by thousands of delightful encomiums elicited from as
merry a throng of buyers as ever came together under one roof.
It took weeks and months of planning and preparation. It is a gigantic sale on all
lines of goods throughout the entire building. The whole store is one vast emporium of
matchless offerings. .The second floor presents a marvelous array of this season's choicest
Suits, and Coats at Va price and less. Notable offerings in Muslin Underwear, Corsets,
Waists and Millinery. --"i; ri. i
' The main floor offers values in Silks, Dress Goods, Linens, Hosiery, Underwear,
Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Laces and Embroideries never before seen on new, up-to-date
The basement is filled with factory goods, mill remnants, loom ends, .blankets - and
comforts, domestics, china, glass, nickel, enamel and aluminum wares, all at mill cost,
which means prices far lower than was ever quoted on same goods before.
THIS SALE IS BRINGING YOUR FRIENDS. HOW ABOUT YOU?
The Gigantic Unload
la flourishing In our Ladles' and
Children'! Ready-to-Wear Depart
ment. Every 'customer expresses great
surprise at the wonderful reduc
' tlons being made on all kinds of
LADIES' FIB SCARFS AND
Marked $4.95, 15.95, $6.95. $7.60
and $7.95, in water mink, natu
ral and blended squirrel, Isa
bella and sable fox and marten.
A big table of them for. $3.05
Ladies' Cloth Coats, fur lined,
our newest styles, HALF OFF
Ladles' Cloth Coats, black and
colored, .tight fitting, loose fitting
and evening wraps, all at HALF
OFF MARKED PRICES.
Misses' Coats, ages 6 to 14 years,
plain and fancy cloths, curled as
trakhan and plush, all at HALF
OFF MARKED PRICES.
Infants' Coats, ages 1 to 5 years
in silk plush, Russian bear and
cloths. ALL AT HALF OFF THE
Unloading Sale Price
on Colored Dress
40-inch fancy Walstlngs, in checks
and plaids, French flannels, with
' Persian stripes.
36-inch Fancy Mixed Suitings and
Plain Panamas, worth up to 75c
yard, Friday, only. yard. . ,10
:' Silks . Far Below '
Our entire stock of, China Silks
that sold at 45c yard. Every yard
of our silk Poplin that sold at
69c yard, a big lot of fancy Silks
that sold at 75c yard, all go at
one price in the gigantic unload
ing sale, yard -25s
Our entire stock of silks and vel
vet at 20 discount. This
means that we will give you 20
off the regular selling price of all
silks and velvets.
Friday Bargains in
the Linen Section
As we write this "ad" the aisles
of the linen section are fairly
crowded with busy shoppers and
shrewd buyers. We reserve, how
ever, a few items for Bargain Fri
day, just as good if not better than
Good width Table Damask, heavy,
durable sort, 65c value, unload
ing sale price, yd .49
A crepe Huck Towel, fringed,
large size, absorbent, 12 c qual
ity, unloading sale price.. 7
Another big table full ot fins
Bleached Towels at, each... 3
Another shipment of those manu
facturers' Bleached Linen rem
nants shall be closed at same un
heard of price on bargain Fri
day 3 yards for $1.47
2 yards for 08
JV4 yards for $1.23
OMAHA SALESMAN IN TROUBLE
A. Hodclas Is Aeeased of Glettlntf
Notes fross Soatn Dakota
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D., Jan. S.-(Speclal.)
Falling; to furnish bonds In ths sum of
$3u0 for his appearance at ths next term
of stats circuit court in Turner county, A.
Hodglns, a Nebraska man, has been lodged
In the county jail pending the convening
of court and action 'Upon his case.
Hodglns claims to bs a representative
of an Omaha grocery house and at ths
time hs got into trouble was canvassing
through the rural precincts of Turner
county securing orders for goods. The
charge against him is obtaining property
by false pretenses. The complaining; wit
nesses against him are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Handwerk, who reside on a Turner county
They allege that Hodglns came to their
home, and after selling them a bill of goods,
took in payment therefor a note for the
sum of X31.S9. This note was taken to a
bank at Marlon and sold, Handwerk's credit
being good. It is further alleged that a
few days later Hodglns again vlxited the
Handwerk home, tak'!-; a bottle of whisky
Handwerk was, it is alleged, Induced to
drink and when he had become sufficiently
"mellow" It Is alleged that Hodglns In
formed him that he hsd lost the note and
asked him to sign another. Handwerk com
plied with the request. It Is further al
leged that Hodglns inserted a 'T' In place
of the "1" which had appeared In the first
note, making the second note call for the
sum of 17.39.
y This note Hodglns also Is charged with
having, soJd at a bank, when Handwerk
Ladles' extra ribbed Union Suits,
fleece lined, worthy garments,
69c values, too many on hand
and they go at, each 30
Special lot Children's Grey Union
Suits, while they last, choice,
Special purchase of ladies' extra
size Vesta and Pants, in grey
and white, less than mill cost
worth 35c, now, each ....23
,000 samples "Marshall Field &
Company" ladles' and children's
underwear, union Bults, vests
and pants, silk and wool, all wool
half wool and cotton worth
from 25c to $2.00 the garment,
unloading sale AT HALF THE
. MARKED PRICES.
Flourishing Sale of
Ladles' fancy embroidered lisle,
lace lisle and fancy colored
mixed lisle hose, our .entire 60c
line, unloading sale price, the
Early Importations, consisting of
1,000 bolts Mechlin, German,
fine French and Normandy Val.
lace edges and Insertions to
match, worth up to 25c yd., un-
. .loading sale price, yard. . . . .5
Fine Wash Laces, consisting , of :
Point Paris, Torchon, Normandy
Vals., Laces and Insertions, wide
and narrow widths, Irish crochet
bands, cream and white, worth
to 35c yard, unloading sale price,
Lace All Overs for
Waists and Gowns
18-ln. to 45-in. wide, cream, ecru
and white, net tops, Irish crochet,
Venice, German and Normandy
Vals., worth from 60c to $2.00
yard, unloading sale price, yard,
76c, 60c .- 25 J
Our counters lined with the most
complete stock ever offered.
All over Embroideries, worth from
60c to $1.00 yard, unloading sale
price, yard, 50c and .29
Wide Corset Cover Embroideries
and fine Waist Insertions, fancy
headings and flouncings, widths,
worth 39c to 76c yard, unload
ing sale price, yard, 39c, 29c,
300 pieces Embroidery Edges, In
verting. Beadlngs and match
sets, all widths, from 1 to 10
inches wide, regular 10c to 39o
values, unloading sale price, yd.,
16c, 10c , 5
Trunks and Valises
Every Trunk, ValLse
Cases at factory cost.
was notified ' of his Indebtedness at the
bank, it dawned upon him that he had been
duped and without delay he swore out a
warrant for the arrest of Hodglna A
companion of Hodglns named Skalfe, who
also was canvassing for ordrrs In Turner
county, was also arrested, but as the re
sult of the preliminary examination of the
two men ths case against Skalfe was dis
missed and Hodglns was held for appear
anos In the circuit court, as stated.
Handwerk will have to pay both notes,
which aggregate the sum of tGt.n.
Railroad Work Saapeaded.
HERKKK. R D., Jan. 1 (Special.) The
Chicago di Northwestern railroad, which Is
extending Its line from Bonesteel twenty
six miles west to ths Tripp county line,
has suspended operations temporarily on
account of a heavy snowstorm, drifting the
cuts full. Two hundred men have been em
ployed laying steel and dynamite wss used
In large Quantities to blast the two feet
of frosen earth. General preparations are
being made with an Idea that Tripp county
will be thrown open for settlement next
Pair mt Soatk Dakota Pardoas.
PIERRE. 8. P., Jan. 1 (Special Tele
gram.) On recommendation of the State
Board of Pardons Governor Ertsod today
granted clemency to two Lawrenca county
prisoners, Hobart W. Coulter, who was
serving a term for robbery In secoad de
gree; and Herbert I. Caddy, who was
serving a sentence for robbery, being the
Moax t'ltr Traveling- M Drops Dead
PIERRE. 8. V., Jan. l.-Bpeclal Tele-
, J gram.) Tho body of Charles A Hutchinson,
a traveling representative of Bhenkberg
Co. of bioux City, who has lor several
THE FOLLOWING SPECIALS
WILL CREATE LIVELY HELL
ING IN Ol'R 'MONEY-SAVING
sren values have never
BEFORE 11EEX OFFERED
1,600 yards outings, good quality, .
worth 8c, unloading sale price,
yard . .....3s
1,000 yards Flannelettes, closely
woven, attractive designs, worth
10c and 12Vo, unloading aale
Price , ......6
2,000 yards double width Flannel
ettes, excellent quality, a variety
of pretty designs, light and dark,
worth 12 He and 16c, unloading
sale price, yard Ot
Large assortment Bath Robe Flan
nels, extra wide, .worth 40c to
50c, splendid quality, choice col
orings, unloading sale price. 20
Best 36-lnch Fruit of the Loom
Muslin, yard 8ty
7-8 Good Bleach Muslin to go at.
only, yard ..,...,'.4
Large size Bed. Sheets, while they
l&flt s s f,4,t s s 2
Special lot of good, large Pillow
Cases at, only, each. . . . . . 0
11-4 white, greys and 'tans; were
$1.60, unloading sale price. 1.10
11-4 white, greys, and tans, worth
85c, unloading sale price.'. 50
11-4 fine wool blanket,. In white
and greys, unloading sale price .
11-4 All pure Oregon wool white
blankets, attractive borders, un- -
j loading sale price v v. ?$Q.25
11-4 wool mixed grey blankets, ex
tra quality, $?.75, unloading sale '
One special lot of Sllkollne Com
forts, soft cotton lining, tied and
knotted, less than mill cost 08
Fine grade sllkollne Comforts, .
lined with pure French batting,
$2.00 values $1.50 1
Comprehensive showing of Sa
teen Comforts, artistic, soft, fluffy
tremendous reductions prevail.
Handsome down comforts less
than mill prices.
A new lot of loom ends at 2 He
yard, worth up to 16c yard. "
Visit the China
And see the big tables loaded with
1 large table filled with Cups and
Saucers, Salads, Vases, Figures,
Plated, Shaving Mugs; Sugars
and Creamers, values up to' 75c,
at this great sale, each. . . . 30 '
A big table of enameled cooking ,.
utensils, Stew Pans,. Milk Pans,
Pudding Pans, Wash, Basins, etc.,
your choice at the unloading
sale, each o
NICKEL-PLATED WARE AT A
GREAT REDUCTION '
25 discount on all nickel plated
Tea Kettle, Coffee Pots and Tea
Pota, nickel plated Chafing
Dishes, Carving 8eU, , 8clsors
and Shears, Cooking Knives,
Nickel plated Bath Room Fix
tures, unloading sale price, 25
years made all points, west of .the . river
between here and the Black Hills, was
brought in from Midland today. On Qua
of his trips hs stopped at a house near
Midland and while there he dropped dead
from heart failure. Burial at River Falls,
Hoaawar ladlaa Boys Captared.
Unwilling to study lontrer at the whita
man's books and be kept in school to leurn
his ways, two Indian boys. Isaac Peters
and George Wakefield, ran away from the
Indian school at Genoa, Neb.,- snd came
to Omaha, where they were captured early.
Thurnday evening. They are now being
held at the city Jail waiting to be taken
back to the school. The lads live In Michi
gan and intendud to go back horns.
Iff us give
that will simplify tha operation. '4
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that will simplify the operation. '4
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