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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, 'APRIL 21. 1900.
Hosiery Day at
A REMARKABLE SALE OF STOCKINGS WEDNES
DAY, APRIL 21st. 10 IN THE MORNING
An importer about to move to new quarters wished to
unload; "We bought about 300 dozen of choice, high class
hosiery away below value. '
All A lm n rrln trfwl nirar
Should the Payne Bill pass in its original form, you'll pay
(Jearly for your hosery. ,
This, therefore, is your opportunity Hose in this sale
worth 50c, 75c and $1 pairone price Wednesday, TF
. Or Three Pairs
THERE WILL BE A
10:00 A. M. BE
Wet and Dry Fight
Waxes Warm in
WeU Want Recount, Believinf Dry
Majority of Two Would
Be Wiped Out.
WYMORE, Neb., April 20. (Special.)
At a specisl council .meeting a strenuous
effort wii made to have the votea on the
wet or dry question recounted. Adam Mc
Mullen appeared before the council and
gave his opinion lo the effect that the
council had a perfect right to recount the
rote In question. A resolution diving the
mayor power lo get the ballots and have
them recounted whi passed, two council
man voting for It. two against It, and the
mayor for it. Mayor Rawllngs Instructed,
the clerk to get the ballots and bring
them to tha council room, but Clerk Han
sen flatly refused to do so, and read . a
letter ha had racelved that day from the
city attorney. In which was the statement
that tha clark will be - liable to Indict
ment should he allow the ballots to be
tampered with. Thereupon Mayor Rawl
lngs took Night Watch Hatch and started
tooths First National bank, where the bal
lot are stored in the vaults. He returned
Ina few minutes and stated that the bank
reiusod to' t u f ii.1 the1 ballots : over to him.
H' promised to have the ballots at coun
cil' meeting next Wednesday night and
hate the. n loco idled then, and council
It Is highly probable that if the "drys"
of the city will not allow the votes on the
wet and dry question cast at the recent
city election to be recounted, saloon II
censes will be granted. An affidavit has
been filed With the .council by ona of the
clerks af election to the effect that he
tallied ona vote "against license" to make
his book tally with the other clerk. The
wet members of the council may take this
affidavit as counting for one wet vote,
which would make the whole vote a tie
as It now stands two majority for 4he
drys. ' The dry people do not want the
vote to be recounted and are fighting very
tard to prevent such procedure.
Feeling la running high at present and
Good business Judgment
prompts tha man of affairs
to select his attire with care
fashioned garments to him
means an opportunity an
advantage to be grasped.
To wear our individually,
made-for-you attire means
just that to most men Uh
opportunity . to look one's
best the advantage that
everyone accords the well
dreesed man. '
This season try our tailor
ing service. Since we
GUARANTEE perfect fit and
thorough . satisfaction you
run no risk. You've got to
be pleased or you get your
Suits to measure $25 to
Hi. Our two-piece suits to
measure for 825' are equal
' most 33.
Xt4-ata fcocth'ieth Street.
r lOtb and Faro in 8ts.
Wits yoa . Mr Bold Medal Flea
This la laaortaat.
nrntnentiTA tariff Vinncra
BIG SALE AT
both sldea are waiting to find what will
be dona, Wednesday night at the regular
council meeting. The council is supposed
to stand two wet, two dry and the mayor
ii favor of saloons.
REFORM EDICT BY NEW MAYOR
Head ( Nebraska CUT Orders Com
plete Cleamap of Re Light
NEBRASKA CITT. Neb., April 20.
(Special.) The 'city council met last
evening and Mayor I P. Jackson deliv
ered his first message. In which he ad
vocated many things for tha betterment
of the city and many Improvements to
be made. He abolished the red light dls
trict and ordered tha newly appointed po
lice force to clean tha city of all the
scarlet women and keep if clean during
his term of office. He appointed the fol
lowing officers: Chief of police, Harvey
Frary; policemen, John Marline, John
C rich ton and Ferry McOuIre; city attor-
ney, Paul Joasen; city engineer, Charles
Shannon; street commissioner, John
Walker; driver of flra team. White Had
ley; sexton, William Matthews; board of
health, Drs. F. S. Mamell, A. P. Glnn
and F. 8. Stockert -
WILSON STARTS DEFENSE FUND
Itromibarg Legislator Appeals to
Baakera to Provide Money to De
read Gaarmnty Law.
8TROMSBCRO, Neb., April M.-Spe-
cial.) A campaign, for a; fund . with which
to defend tha newly enacted bank guar
anty law from the legal attack which will
be made upon It has been atrted by Victor
Wilson of Stromsburg. He Is sending out
to bnkers over the state a printed appeal
asking for money with which to employ
attorneys to assist the attorney general in
defending the law. He ssya ha doea this
with the consent of both the governor and
tha attorney general.
Already one subscription has been re
ceived from H. A. Olerlch of Butte, who
proposes that 100 banks contribute 110
each to a fund of tl,00t to hire lawyers.
ROLLERS WIDER K. FRED WRIGHT
Yttsg Eaa-llshmaa Pleads Guilty and
Goes to Prlaoa.
M'COOK, Neb., April 20. (Special.)
Ernest Fred Wright, tha young English
man who uttered and passed seversl
forged checks In this city last week, was
captured at Oxford, Neb., last Saturday
brought to MoCook, arraigned In district
court In special session, pleaded guilty
end sentenced to state'a prison for five
years at hard labor. Sunday night he
was taken to tha penitentiary at Lincoln
His total forgeries only amounted to
Raatlaga Paakea Jiew school.
HA9TING8, Neb., April 20.-(Speclal.)-
The Hastings Board of education has do
ciflM to rush with all reasonable haate
trie preparations for the erection of the
proposed new high school building. At
torneys have been retained to look after
tha legal formalities Incident to the bond
issue and probably a' call for a bond elec
tlon will be Issued at the next meeting of
The people will be asked to vote bonds
In the sum of $100,000. They will be In
denominations of 11.000 and interest will
probably be fixed at SH or 3i per cent.
The board haa re-elected Prof. P. H. Mc
Coy and Oullelma Reed in the high school,
Other teachers will be elected at an ad
Journed sesaion of the board next Satur
State DUaaUsc Msaer Case.
BEATRICE, Neb., April (Specila Tele
gram.) The case of the atate of Nebraska
against George Hulshlser of Wymore
charged with the selling liquor without
license, was dismissed today In the dis
trict court by the plaintiff. A Jury had
been secured and the case called for trla
when the attorneys for the atate asked for
a continuance for the reason that they
were unable to secure an Important wit
ness. The court refused to grant their re
quest whereupon they dismissed the case.
Hulahiser after being discharged stated
that he wanted the case to proceed as he
could have proved Innocence. He says his
arrest was due to spile work on the part
of a few Wymore residents.'
Hart la Haaavay.
ARLINGTON. Neb.. April 20 (Special.)
Day Brown, a young farmer living east
of this city, had a narrow escape from
betyg killed by a disc which hs was
using. One of the horses became fright
ened and in trying to stop tha animal
Brown was thrown from tha machine
and one of his legs waa badly Injured.
One of tha horses was cut badly and may
die, while tha others were more or less
injured. Brown held onto tha team and
was dragged several hundred yards, and
thla alone prevented the loss of all four
Sturdy eiks from little acorns grow -advertising
in Ths Bee will do wonders lor
your business. '
DEMOCRATS BADLY DIVIDED
Temperance Question Rock Upon
Which Party ii Impaled. ,
K0N FACTION IS SATISFIED
Daylight Rill -Dbplrun Water Fee
Ie mm Coaatr Optloalata Kiwk
' Measure fSarrraor
i From a Staff Correspondent.)
IJNCOLX, April JO. (Special.) Neer
was a political party any more up In the
air over a question than Is the democratic
party at thfs time over, the temperance
question. The daylight saloon bill was
passed with the Idea that It would satisfy
tha temperance people of the state and
entice them Into the democratic party.
But the legislature, reckoned badly and
Governor Shallenberrer, who signed the
bill, has begun to reap the reward of the
man who goes back on his friends. Sun
day night the pulpits of Lincoln were oc
cupied by lay members of the various
churches, who dtscuesed the temperance
question. C. C. Flansburg, who Is the
head of the temperance forces In this sec
tion of the state, denounced the I o'clock
closing law as one that would prove un
satisfactory. He told the audience that
he 7 o'clock closing law had been unsat
isfactory In Lincoln and that It had not
curtailed the sale of liquor, but, on the
other hand, he said the statistics kept on
one saloon showed that the crowds which
went to Hie bar and boueht liquor Just
before the closing hour and carried it away
made the total sales equal to the sales
under the old rules. Consequently he gave
to Governor Shallenberger no credit for
signing the act the legislature passed.
To complicate natters for the democrats.
Richard L. Metcalfe has made a definite
statement of what he believes should be
the attitude of the democratic party In the
"The democratic party should declare fo
county option." said Mr. Metcalfe. "Per
sonally, I am opposed to state-wide prohibl
tlon, because It cannot be enforced, but '.
am In favor of county option, and if the
democrats are to be successful they must
declare for county option. TJie o'clock
law la a move in the right direction, but
It will not satisfy the peoplo who want
county option." 1
Arthur Mullen, Governor Shallenbergcr's
overlord. Is for the 8 c'clock closing law
and he believes the passage of that bill
by the democrats Is sll the party has to
do In the temperance line for many years
to come. It was His Idea thst the passage
of that measure would put the republicans
up against It, but the numerous knocks
coming In agalns the governor Indicate
the daylight bill is taken as a "sop" to the
temperance people and a double-cross to
the men who nominated and elected the
When the democratic state convention
meets under the law It will have nothing
to do except name a .slate committee, but
the democratic leaders will get togethe
nd decide upon a course of action.
Metcalfe will Insist that the party should
oppose prohibition and stand for; county op
tion and other leaders of the party will
insist that the party should stand solely on
the I o'clock law.
Normal Board Not (taallg-ed.
Tho members of the new normal board
may be (constitutionally appointed and
the law may be good, but the members
of the board have certainly failed to
qualify as provided for In the bill and as
other officers have qualified in the past.
The law provides that the old board shall
serve until the new board is appointed
and qualifies. The new board met In the
office of the governor and organized, but
there has been no oaths duly signed and
filed with the secretary of state. Con
sequently the new board has failed to
qualify, as have the other state officers.
All the atate officers from the justice
of the supreme court down take an oath
of office and the same Is filed with tho
secretary of atate, but Mr. Mullen's new
normal board has overlooked or looked
dowA on thle custom so far. This over
sight, it is believed, still leaves the fkl
board In charge of the guns.
Ralstoa Case Poatpoaed.
The hearing of the Ralston rate case
has again been postponed until May 11.
This la the second time the case lias
been postponed owing to the Illness of
soma of those Interested in the mat
ter. Hearlag oa Rate Claaalflcatloa.
May 12 the railway commission will
hear arguments for and against the West
ern Traffic association's rate classifica
tion 44. Thla association geta out a
rate classification .about once In six
months and then the matter has to come
before the commission before the rates
may be enforced in Nebraska. The com
mission will notify the railroads and alao
the shippers of the coming hearing, so
that all Interested may be on hand to
Separation of Receipt.
The State Railway commission met
with Edson Rich and Mr. Stebblns of
the Union Pacific today to discuss a
method by Which the railroad company
could divide its state and" Interstate re
ceipts and expenses and report them to
the commission. Mr. Rich informed the
commission his company was willing to
separate tha Items If the board would
suggest a way, but the company did not
feel like assuming the responsibility of
saying how the division should be made.
Another meeting will be held later
Troablc Amoi Yapps.
Mrs. Lulu Yapp of Havelock, Tuesday
filed a complalpt in Justice Bacon's court,
charging her 'husband Harry Yapp, with
The complaint alleges that Hairy Yapp
had threatened to go to California and
have his wife and 1-year-old child here.
The statement of his wife is denied by
Yapp, who asserts that his wife left home
The Midwest Life
A few evenings ago the president of
The Midwest Life was gratified to an
swer an Inquiry by phone as to whether
or not his company wrote women. A
agent of an eastern company had been try
ing lo sell the wife of the questioner an
endowment policy. Ths husband was a
believer In the "Stand up for Neb.aka"
Idea In life insurance as well as in other
things, and when Informed that The Mil
west Life Insured women an appointment
was readily made for a representative of
the company to call. These are the acts
which are appreciated as It Is the pracilcl
stsndlng up for Nebraska institutions
which counts. Surely the peopls of Ne
braska are under no obligations to help
n.skt the big eastern companies bigger.
That Is something which can be left to
tl elr own people.
The Midwest Life Issues all of the stand-,
srd forms of life insurance policies at rea
sonable rates. Home office HOT O sire:
Lincoln; Omaha Agency, Xlt Board of
before the complaint was filed, and that
she has done so on several other occasions,
bi;t that she had repented and returned.
Tha case has been set for trial Saturday.
Bids for Bridge Work.
Bids for bridge work In the county, which
ill cost, in the aggregate from IJO.ono to
Wo.000 were opened In the office of the
county clerk this afternoon. There was a
wide range of figures, the Standard Bridge
company and E. Walworth ft Co.. appear
ing to have entered the lowest bids.
The contracts will not be let for about
a week. Owing to the detailed manner In
which bids are made the lowest bidder
cannot be ascertained without a conslder
cble amount of figuring.
Nine firms or Individuals submitted bids:
The Cantone Bridge company, Western
Construction company, Abel ic Roberts.
E. Walworth ft Co., C. E. Beaty. Standard
Bridge company, Charles Thompson, James
A. Curtis and the Wilson Reinforced Con
Mortgage Statistics Ready.
The mortgage statistical record bf the
state, farm, city and chattel, has been
complied by the Bureau of Labor and In
dustrial Statistics and will be resdy for
publication and analysis In a few days.
The clerks at Panama, Neb., are agitating
for a daylignt store" agreement with the
Newport, Rook county, claims to be the
largest hay shipping point In the world.
A forthcoming bulletin of the Bureau of
Labor and Industrial Statistics will deal
with the hay industry and will give a
series of half-tone views of hay shipping
Although the new fire escape law says
that building of three stories or more must
be equipped with "one more fire escape."
Deputy Commissioner Maupin says he will
not- enforce it In the case of a building
this is. In his judgment, adequately pro
vided. But the Bureau of Labor Industrial
Statistics, which Is given the matter of
enforcing the fire escape law, will see to
It that buildings within the meaning of
the law are equipped. A number of Owners
of buildings have been notified to erect
escapes, and unless steps are soon taken
to obey the order and the law the deputy
commissioner will begin prosecutions.
Money to Help
Law is Raised
Victor Wilton Sounds Call to Dem
ocrats of State to Assist At
(Froiji a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 20.-(Bpecial.)-Victor
Wilson, several times spoken of as
democracy's next candidate for governor,
has broken Into the limelight by Issuing
a circular letter to the bankers of the
slate asking them to contribute to a fund
to employ lawyers to assist the attorney
general In upholding the legality of the
banking law passed by the late legisla
This Is the first time any one ever
started a fund to employ counsel to help
Attorney General Thompson try any case
though the legal department of the state
of Nebraska has won some of the most
notable victories of any state In the union
The action of Mr. Wilson, calls atten
Hon to the fact that the legislature ap
proprlated . $300 to employ. ,.in attorney to
draft the banking law and had there been
foresight Instead of hindsight In the mat
ter, the contract would have -contained
clause for the attorney to follow up the
work by establishing the constitutionality
of the law In the courts.
Mr. Wilson's action Is due to- the state
ment that the executive committee of the
.bankers' associaion has decided to fight
the law In the courts. In his appeal to
the bankers Mr. Wilson says:
rou nave aountless been made aware
of the fact through the press that the
executive committee of our state bank
ers' association Is fathering a gigantic
and bitterly hostile attack In the courts
upon the guaranty bank deposit law duly
enacted In pursuance of the people's ver
diet at the last election. I am not adverse
to, and on the contrary favor, the eary
settlement of the constitutionality of the
new legislation, but, I believe the con
testants of the, measure unequivocally de
manded by public opinion should conduct
themselves In a friendly rather than hos
Mr. Wilson said the ablest counsel
money could employ would be hired to
fight the law. He issued his appeal, he
said, after a consultation with the gover
nor ana the attorney general, both of
whom endorsed his plan.
in the appeal la a copy of a letter from
H. A. Olerlch, vice president of the bank
of Boyd county, to Mr. Wilson. This let
ter asks Mr. Wilson by what authority
me executive committee of the state bank
ers' association took Its action and he en
ciosea a nrart for 110 to start a fund to
employ counsel to help the attorney gen
BEATRICE. Neb.. April HX-rSpeclal Tele
gram. )-The Beatrice Brick Works Is th
name of a new corporation organised her
today with a capital stock of 140,000. Be
sides making brick the company will manu
facture cement blocks. The Incorporators
are Robert Klose. Dr. H. M. Happerlen,
Con McColery and W.l N. Farlow.
Nebraska News N'otee.
BEATRICE Miss Mary : Meadows
slipped and fell at her home' yesterday,
breaking her left arm.
I)fNBAR-H. U. Cooper, formerly of
this place, but now of Syracuse, has pur
chased the Barnes-Bishop drug store at
Peru, taking possession June 1.
BEATRICE Funeral services over the
body of J. E. Hutson were held yesterday
from the home, conducted by Rev. U. G.
Brown. The Improved Order of Red Men
had charge of the services at the grave.
BEATRICE Harry Relmund, an old
Beatrice boy, has been elected superin
tendent of schools In Dawes county. He
was formerly principal of the high school
BEATRICE Rev. U. O. Brown will de
liver the annual address at the annual ex
rrcises of the Harneston Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows to be held there
fcKATRICE-J. D. Ringer, an attorney f
South Omaha and a member of the fa
mous '02 Nebraska foot ball team, gave an
adurtss at the high school yesterday on
"thletics In General."
BEATRICE There is a move on foot
here to orinlse a county base ball league,
to Include the towns of Beatrice, Is! I lev
Cortland, Wymore. Ellis, . Pickrell and
HUMBOLDT The house belonging to
Rolla A,very, seversl miles north of the
city, burned to the ground yesterday
shortly after noon.
VALENTINE Seversl prairie fires in the
taat few days have burned off a lot of
valuable range. It Is thought tuat several
of them goi started by people burning off
FALLS PITY-Orviiie Schoenhut died at
his home In the northwest part of town
Monday afternoon, after five days of In
tense suffering. He leaves a mother, wlf
HUM BO LDT Benjamin Leatherman, one
o fths early esttlers of this county, died
at his home, a mile east of this city, at
a late bour last evening, death coming as
Goodyear Rulnconls-Relgn Supreme"
Eid of Season Clearance Sale
W Want to Clow Our Selling Season With as Small a Stock a U ToMlble, and Our Orders
From Our Headquarters Are to Thst Effect Consequently Our Entire Stock, Consisting of
High Grade Crsxvenettcs and Silk Coats
'Ocalnnino Tomorrow, Go
MEN'S RAINCOATS 1
Your choice at these prices of
the biggest raincoat stock in
town. New fabrics, and in the
newest spring models. Ideal
garments for these balmy, rainy
All Mail Orders
"The Raincoat Specialty Store Cor. 16th
the climax to almost two years of Invalid
ism. VMASi CITY Max Werner and Miss
Mary Florence Paxton vre married at St.
Thomas church Monday, Kev. ueorge
tle Ncide officiating.
FAT.1.S CITY Wilber Tike of Blmo. Mo.,
and Miss Kannle Zlegler of Uu'o were mnr
riod ai tho court house by Judge Gagnon
on April IT.
FRKMnNT-Whll rutting naoer with a
pair of scissors lust evening May Brechel
sen. a 3-year-old daughter of J. M. Brelch
eisen. In some way stuck the points into
one eye, penetrating the eye ball and de
stroying the sight.
FALLS CITY The preliminary field meet
vii held at the high school Friday even-
Int. Kxrellent records were made tn ail
events and things are beginning to look
bright ofr Falls City in the spring Item
ARLINGTON The M. XV, A. Initiation
lat Saturday night was a success, tlio
large hall being crowded. The Elk City
team wna presont and ' run tnrougn iour
candidates, after which a banquet was
given. Four neighboring corps were rep
ARLINGTON At the last meeting of
the Board of Education It was decided to
raise nil of the salaries of the teachers
five dollars a month. The present corps
of teachers had been re-elected but refused
to sign contracts for next year unless the
raise was granted.
BEATRICE Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oudt-
ner were badly in.iured Sunday evening by
being thrown from their buggy on East
Court street. The accident whs caused by
their vehicle colliding with a huge pile of
sand In a dark place along the street.
The buggy was badly smashed.
FREMONT Jerre Gay! a prominent civil
war veteran and a resident or Fremont
for thirty years, died at Ills home last
night at the age of 82. lie served- four
years during the war In an Illinois regi
ment. He leaves a widow and one Oil,
John Gay of this city.
WYMORE Sunday night fire destroyed a
frame liouse belonging to Frank Snook,
In the west part of town. The fire had a
good start when discovered. tne nouse
had, been empty about a week and the
origin of the fire Is unknown. The loss
Is about II.OiiO, covered by insurance.
BURWELL-r-As an evidence pt prosper
ity over twenty lots have been puriased
in Burwell since the first of March and
six houses are to be started this week.
and local parties are figuring on one or
more brick business blocks, and over
6.000 feet of cement sidewalk has been
contracted In the past week.
WYMORE About 9:30 o'clock last nicht
thieves gained an entrance to the office
of Searle & Chapin's lumber yard, but were
frightened away by tho manager, John
Bliss, who had come back after church to
put away some hooks. The safe had been
k'ft open and the burfilars were trying to
pry open the cash box when frightened
DUNBAR A surprise was manuevored
bv the members of the Dunbar Dramatic
rtuh last week upon their leading
prompter and stage Instructor, Mrs. H.
B. Cleavelnnd. At the close of the festivi
ties an exquisite piece of cut glass was
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On Sale at 40c on
WOMEN'S SILK COATS
These spring days are Raknrnat
aars aad a sUk. waterproof rr
raent I the lAeaJ spring overgar
ment. Oar's is the Jblnrwet eterk
f ailk reals la tcrwru .Vw styles
in the latest and most popular
rolorings. various make. The va
riety In big enough and price low
enough to Insure satisfactory selection.
920.00 Silk Coats,
Clearance price .
92A.00 Silk Coats,
Clearance price .
980.00 Silk Coat,
Clearance price .
93A.00 Silk Coata,
Must Be Accompanied by Check or Money Order.
presented by F. R. Roos in behalf of her
DUNBAR E. E. West, proprietor of
Hie automobile garage of Dunhar, lias
Jirat received three carloads of autos,
most of which were at nml taken pos
session of by waiting buyers. Dunlw."
farmers are rapidly supplying themselves
with these machines.
HASTINGS Information has been re
ceived here of the death of William M.
("line, formerly of Hastings. In Denver,
lie was assistant postmaster In this city
from 180 to 1894. For the last several
years he was superintendent of local
postal delivery In Denver. He was a
brother of Edward and James CHne of
NEBRASKA CITY John McCracken,
one of the pioneer settlers of this county,
died yesterday at the county Infirmary at
Dunbar of old age He was 86 years old
and leaves a large family of grown child
ren. He esme to this city In 18S8 and
freighted across the plains In tho early
BEATRICE Shelby K. Hsmllton of this
city and A. M. LeRlnnd of Troy, O.. have
IcaMd three lots at Ninth and Court streets,
where thev will start an airdome on May
10. Mrs. Mayme Rlghter and O. P. Fulton,
both of this city, will also build an air
dome near the city hall and put on summer
DUNBAR Rev. J. S. Tussey, pastor of
the United Presbyterian church, Is suffer
ing from blood poison, caused by a sore
on his hand becoming infected from
a cow while milking. Til wife als In
nocently contracted the Infection through
a burft on her hand while dressing his
arm. Several Incisions have been mi de,
and their family physician reported both
HASTINGS With fitting ceremony the
$1,600 mortgage on the Methodist parson
age was burned at the close of the serv
ices In the Methodist church Hundtiy
morning. While one trustee held a plat
ter bearing the mortgage another ap
pled the match, the congregation mean
while singing the doxology. This wos
the last of the church Indebtedness.
BURWELL At a meeting of the
School Board this afternoon all the old
teachers were hired again: Superintend
ent, G. R. Boomer; principal. Robert Hol
land; assistant principal, Vee Hon'h;
grade teachers. Lulu Alderman, f-lisan
Banks and Agnes Banks, and primary
teacher. Rebecca Beynon. Misses Hen
nlch and Beynon have been In the school
for six years.
NEBRASKA CITY Mt. Olivet Coni
mandery No. 2 has elected the following
officers for the ensuing year: II. U., Dr.
Claude Watson; Generalissimo, W. 8. Cor
nutt; G. G.t A. B. Wilson; 8. W.. J. W.
Hoberg; J. W.. K. M. Kuwltskv: Prelate
E. F. Thorp; Treasurer. Dr. F. S. Mar
nell; Recorder, M. R. Thorp; Cw. H.. W.
W. Mots; St. B., Pam. Goldberg; Warder,
F. B. Booleston and Sentinel, J. C. Poling-.
TABLE ROCK At a speolal meeting of
the school boffrd last night these teachers
were elected for the coming year: Superin
tendent, L. P. Grundy of Brown vllle;
principal. Miss Flora Purlton; assistant.
Miss Goodrich; second grammar. Miss Nol
lle E. Snoke of Humboldt; first grammar,
Miss Minnie Boggs; Intermediate, Hrlma
and Davenport St..
Shorter; second primary. Miss Nell Irwin;
first primary, Miss Emily A. Cook (Uni
versity Place. -
FREMONT A gsng of men began work
today tearing down the oM Northwestern
depot at the corner of Main and First
streets. It was built by the old Fremont.
Elkhorn ft Missouri Valley railroad about
1S8.1. When the new Union depot waa built
It was occupied by the general officer of
the rompany until the construction of the
freight iepot last summer, which contained
rooms for general offices on the second
floor. Since then It has been vacant.
Storage tracks will be bullion its site..
BEATRICE" Bishop Bcnacum has filed
an answer to the application of Haslott A
Jack of thla city for an attorneys' Hen
amounting to $t,2S0 upon the bishop's Inter
est In the estate of the lato Michael Lynch.
The biFhop In his petition alleges that the
ri-urt has no Jurisdiction In the case. He
admits having entered Into a contract with
Hazlctt & Jack on December 29, If, but
lci, that he signed the contract. He asks
that the application be dlsmlssedand the
matter be submitted to the Jury.
NEBRASKA CITY-Rdward Laughlin. a
wealthy young farmer of Imogene, la.,
was united In marriage this morning at
Ht. Mary h catholic church to Miss The
resa O'Brien? daughter of Mat. O'Brien
of thla city. The marriage was a very
elaborate affair and was followed by a re
ception at the home of the bride's father.
The groom and bride are two of the beat
known and highly connected young people
In this section. Thevwlll take a trip to
the Pacific coast before settling down at
their new home near Imogene, la.
BEATRICE Mrs. Stella Davis of Wy
more has Instituted suit for divorce from
Robort Davis. She alleges she married
Davie at Wichita. Kan.,-January IK 1896;
that her husband Is a hotel man, and that
Fhe has been forced to work as cook at
various hotels; that he has frequently
abused her and called her vile names. She
wonts the custody of sn 11-yenr-old child,
and absolute divorce, and a share of the
property. A. W. Bradt yesterday secured
a restraining order in the district court
to prevent Sheriff Trudo from selling hla
proporty to satisfy a Judgment ., of $?,0nO
held by the Beatrice National bank ami
others. , ,
FOR NEBRASKA Showers and colder.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday;
AU J ..) . 1 ) I Hour. ' Deg.
1' ' 6 a. m .' ."9
-5?L I " m 30
C r f X 8 a. m 4:1
Yc in so
fyjtyvaE " " m K1
' m!)!!"!!!!".!l in
p. m 4S
7 p. m 47
1 8 p. m 45
9 p. m 44