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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: ' FRIDAY, FEBItUAHY 28, 1002. LOCAL OPTION IN LINCOLN Bitter Tight in Prospect Orer This Feature of Campaign, BOTH SIDES ARE STRONGLY ORGANIZED Maalelpal FolltU-s Warn r lata Lively Contests Clothes af Chll-, area ' la Pallia cfaaala. Trent a, Staff Correspondent.) , " LINCOLN, Feb. . 27. (Special.) Over 1,400 Totfri of Lincoln have signed the local optUn petition to bar saloons dls- continued In this city. This la mora than twice the number required to hare the question placed upon the official ballot in the city election in April. The opposing force are already perfecting their organization and It la aettled that the propoalUon will be the chief Issue in the municipal campaign. The temparanr. leaders are planning to bold a series of town meetings for the pur-pose of arousing public Interest In their cause and H likely he movement will be given open support by several of the churches. The local - option petition was presented to tbe congregation of St. Paul's 'church last Sunday evening and the pastor. Rev. Fletcher 1 Wharton, spoke briefly In 'its favor, maintaining that with good city officials it would be well to discontinue the 'saloons. Other clergymen have signified a willingness to assist lu the fight. 1 For tbe purpose of defraying the expenses of the anti-saloon fight a $5,000 subscription fund baa been started, A. O. Wolfenbarger 'being tbe first contributor for $50. The fund has been steadily Increasing and tbe 'temperance workers are confident that they will not be handicapped by lack of money. The opposing element haa been quiet, but It Is known that an organization has al read? been formed to combat tbe antl saloon movement. This element, it Is said, may also hold town meetings to arouse in terest la their own cause. May Aeed Second Primary. The official canvass of votes cast at the republican primaries In this city bas re veeled the fact that it may be necessary to hold a second primary for the nomination of one candidate for the school board. Un der tbe rules of the Lincoln system a ma jority of air votes cast Is necessary to make a nomination. J. D. Atwood received mors votes for the nomination than did any of bis competitors, bnt he was seventy-two votes short of having a majority. The republican city central committee will doubtless try to effect a compromise by having tbe other candidates withdraw in Mr. Atwood's favor, but if unsuccessful, another primary election will be held next Tuesday, at which the candidates will be Mr. Atwood and Don Lk Love, the next highest man. More than usual interest attaches to the nomination for .the school board this year because of the fight that is being made against Superintendent Gordon. It la generally understood that Mr. Atwood Is an anti-Gordon man and be naturally has the opposition of Mr. Gordon's supporters. Faal'oalsts Coaeeatrate. The fuslonlsts of Lincoln are already pre paring to concentrate their energies In the forthcoming city election against several of the republican candidates, against whom there is soms opposition In their own party The main effort will be made In the Third ward, where O. H. - Moore, a Burlington railroad engineer1, was nominated by a majority of twenty , votes for member of tbe city council. Mayor WInnett waged an open fight against Mr. Moore In the primaries and be freelv. ,s,dm4ta ,that be Is dlsap- polntsd at the nomination. Moore has been an active worker In the city republican 'machine and has been an Indefatigable worker in all elections for several years past. The mayor's candidate was Chris Rocke. Some of tbe republlcana of that district Insist that some of Moore's votes were cast fraudulently, but there Is no de sire upon the part of any of them to In stitute an official investigation. Among the candidates mentioned by tbe fuslonlsts for the Third ward nomination are Addison Meese, who was defeated for the lima nnsltlnn several veara mm mnA M. J. Wbltmore, formerly national bank ex amlner for the state. Mr. Whltmore Is a gold democrat, and while he might receive some republican votes, would not be espe cially strong with his own party. Popallata .Meet Secretly. . 'The populist city central committee held a meeting behind closed doors tonight and - dlscuaaed the prospects for capturing some of the positions In the election, end it was generally thought that with the co-opera - tlon of tbe democrats, together with tbe support -of the - disappointed republicans, a victory might be accomplished in the Third and Fourth wards, and possibly in one or two others. In tbe Fourth ward tbere is a more sat Isfled feeling among the republicans, for John 8. Bishop received mors votes than tb total of those cast for his two com petitors. Tbe fuslonlsts, however, are urging Will Love to try for the position Mr. - Love is well known throughout the state as the keeper of records of tbe Knights of Pythias. , , , In response to a question whether children not provided with proper clothing can be sampelledr to attend school, under tbe compulsory law, State Superintendent Fow ler has ruled aa follow a: k This is the first time that this question ;baa been asked under our present law. "You will observe the following provision In eectlon 1 of sultt law: "That tbe portion cf this act requiring 'attendance in a public day school ahull not apply In any case where the child Uvea mure than two miles distant from the school by the nearest practicable traveled 'road, pnless free transportation to and from school la furnjshed to such child." Bv Implication, therefore- this rienart- ment will rule that the portion of this act requiring attendance at a public day school shall not apply In any case where the par Alt Evidence of Quality The Drlaklnr cf MILWAUKEE dispels all doubt as to its merit. A pronounced Individuality with every good quality. Tbe very taste of this beer 1 a conclusive proof of its merit. 1 BLATS MALT-VIVINE (!oslMoxlcant) Tonic Druggists or direct. VAL MAT BREWING CO. Mlla-aakte. OMAHA BHAKCH. leia Dwasrlaa St, Tel. 1M1. f BLATZ ( Vbeer V ents or g-uardlana of children sublect to ne requirements or tnis act are aneoiuteiv jnable to provide euch children with proper rlothlng, unleee free clothing Is furnNhed to such children. However, such parents or guardians must make oath before the proper officer that they are unable to furnish the proper clothing to the children under their care. Let It be understood, however, that no American boy or American girl should be shamed to attend school poorly dressed, t Is no dishonor to wear patched clothing. The only requirement that should be made Is that of cleanliness. This la possible though tbe clothes are worn and patched. Gaee ta Iowa t'alveralty. O. H. Ellsworth will soon resign as su perintendent of grounds and buildings for' the University of Nebraska to accept tbe position of superintendent of maintenance and construction at the University of Iowa. Mr. Ellsworth has been connected with tbe university in bis present capacity con tinuously during the last seven years. He began bis work with the construction of the library building. 8lnce then be has superintended tbe erection on tbe campus of Mechanic Arts hall. Soldiers' Memorial hall, boiler house extension and the steam main tunnels. At tbe farm he has overseen the construction of the dairy building, the experiment station power house and numerous barns and smaller buildings. lasarssee fsmsaay's Aetloa. Tbe National Life . Insurance company has Died a motion in tbe district court asking that Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald be ad-Judged In contempt of court and committed to the county Jail, because of her refusal to file a report of her receivership of the estate of John Fitzgerald, her husband. It Is claimed that under tbe terms of the or der by which she was appointed she was required to file reports at regular intervals. It is claimed that she bas violated tbe order. Secarlty Rome Company, Articles of Incorporation of the Beruritv Home company of Omaha were recorded today in the secretary of atata'a office. The company is capitalized for $30,000. Its incorporators are George W. Masaon, B. B. uarung and J. H. Morris. BEATRICE HAS HARD PROBLEM Comlasi Spring City Eleetloa Brians Forward Troable aa ta Council, snanle Representatives. BEATRICE, Neb., Feb. 87. (Special.) A problem now confronts tbe city officials in tbe coming spring election. At last prlng'a election the city was then com posed of six wards and was governed by the old charter, but the last legislature passed a law annulling the old charters of cities of this class and reducing them from sis to four wards. The city council, In order to comply with the conditions of the new charter, after several attempts passed an ordinance reducing this city to four wards, the Fifth ward being annexed to tbe First ward and tbe Sixth ward to the Second ward. This Is the cause of the trouble. The terms of J. W. Burgess and J. 8. Rutherford as couhcllmen from the First and Second wards expire. S. Young and Dr. Hepperlen, who are members from the Second ward annexed to the First and Second wards, were elected last spring for two years, and the question now arises whether tbe latter will hold over because their wards have been annexed to the wards of the members whose term expires or whether the notion of the council in ,reduclng the wards from six to four and annexing the agtrda which they represented legislate them out of office. The city attorney has been asked for his opinion on this point and a special meeting of tbs council will be called to bear tbs opinion. Tbs time for Issuing the call for the spring election Is close at hand and this question must be decided before -the call can "be Issued. '-- PIERCE ON A BUILDING BOOM Hr Brick: Balldlnaa Will Be Erected This Bprlaa;, Home ta Raplaea . Frame Stractaree. PIERCE. Neb., Feb. 27. (Special.) Main street of Pierce Is going to have a building boom this spring. It Is now an assured fact that five brick blocks will be erected and tbe brick and other building msterial Is now being hauled. M. Inhelder will erect a fine two-story brick building on West Main street, adjoining his three stores fronting on the east. On the opposite side of the street Henry Bockelman will erect another brick building. Mr. Bockelman lately purchased the John Sturm blacksmith shop, opposite the opera house, and wllr tear that building down and erect a fine two-story brick structure. Herman and Ernest Peters have purchased tbe old frame buildings now occupied by Harris' barbsr shop and Mrs. Radeke's restaurant and will replace with brick houses. H. C Miller will ersct a two-store front building. RAIN GENERAL IN NEBRASKA Preelpltatloa Pats Graand la (Seed Condition for Spring Work nasi Benedta Crops. TORK. Neb., Feb. 27. (Special.) Early this morning rain commenced to fall and the Indications are that It will rain all day. With the large fall of snow which laid on the winter wheat fields for the last two months and tbs nice rain now falling. Tor k eounty farmers are assured of another won' dcrful crop. It also puts the ground In fine condition for spring work. GIBBON. Neb.. Feb. 27. (Special.) Rata began falling here at 11 o'clock last night sod continued slowly throughout the night. PIERCE. Neb., Feb. 27. (8peclal Tele gram.) A fine rain fell here nearly all day. It Is a great help to put tbe ground In good shape for spring work. MERCHANT SHOOTS HIMSELF erlbaer Baslaesa Man Ends Hla life ta His Itere with Ballet. SCRIBNER. Neb., Feb, 27. (Special.) W. B. Gardner, a hardware merchant of tbla place, thot himself in his store today. His body was found by a clerk when be returned from dinner. The suicide was ons of the oldest business men of Scribner. BlrCeol Craves Raral Rt M'COOL JUNCTION. Nqb.. Feb. 27. (Spe cial.) In the Washington dispatches to The Bee was the first news received here of the appointment of Charles C. Gregg of this place as postmaster. Mi. Gregg bss lived la McCool for a number of years and Is an employe of the Kansas City A Omaha rail road. If McCool dors not secure a - mall route or two the Income of McCool post- offica will be small. There is now a rura route from Tork that goes around McCool another from Fairmont that comes north to McCool on the south and a proposed route from Lushton, which will come Into McCool territory en the west. Reclster af Deed, la Baay. BEATRICE. Nab., Feb. 27. (Special.) Yesterday was ths busiest dsy In Register of Deeds Reed's office la many months. Deeds amounting to $71,148 were filed for record. The bulk of these transfers were mainly farm property, and among them was a deed from H. R. Joy at Odell tor three-quarter section of ths original Fitzgerald ranch Mb Elm precinct to Frank ). Hubka tor the aunt of $19,000, RIVAL VOICE AND BRAWN Nebraska University Debaters Beady for Interstate Contest. rCIT BALL SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE tatereolleclata Board at Coatral May Be Asked ta Settle Dtsaate with Wlseoasla Badgers Ara Blamed. (Trom a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Feb. 27. (Special Telegram.) The principal and alternate debaters to represent the University of Nebraska In tbe Interstate debates bas been chosen as follows by the Judges of the recent local preliminary contest: To dobate with Colorado: N. M. Cronlng, Sutton; Charles Kutcher, Sheridan, Wyo.; T. A. Maxwell, Lincoln. Alternate, J. F. Tobln, Lincoln. The men who will meet Missouri are: C. M. Bracelln, Humboldt; J. C. Doubt, University Place; S. C. Hawthorne, Arcadia. The alternate is G. A. Lee of Humboldt. To meet Missouri: C. P, Craft, Aurora; W. F. Meier, Crete; C. C. North, Lapeer. The alternate Is F. M. Hunter of Blue Rsplds, Kan. It Is likely the Intercollegiate Athlette Board of Control will be asked to settle the dispute between the foot ball managers of Nebraska and Wisconsin universities. It is claimed here that tbe Wisconsin authorities have failed to fulfill their agreement for a game with the Cornhuskers during the season of 1901. Manager Engel says he has a memorandum, signed by the Wiscon sin manager, making this agreement Three letters to arrange a date Were Ignored by the Wisconsin manager and finally word was receivod that all available dates had been filled. Tries for Next Year. Chairman Wler of the University athletic board will make an effort to secure a game with tbe Badgers for the season of 1903 on the strength of this agreement, and if be falls, all diplomatic relations between the, foot ball teams of tbe two Institutions will be severed. The Nebraska aohedule has "been com pleted and is as follows: September 20 Lincoln High school at Lincoln. September 77 uoane college at Lincoln. October 4--Colorado university at Boulder. October 11 Grlnnell college at Lincoln. October 18 Minnesota university at Min neapolis. October 25 Missouri university aU' St. Joseph. riovemner i nasxeu inniana at uraans, November 8 Kansas university at Lin coln. November 16 Knox college at Lincoln. November 27 Northwestern university at Lincoln. DETECTIVES AT WORK ON CASE Trr to Unravel Mystery Sarroaadlna; Attempts to Ditch Burlington Trains. HASTINGS. Neb., Feb. 27. (Special Tele gram.) Four Burlington railway detectives arrived In Hastings yesterday and have been busy ever since trying to ferret out the mystery which surrounds two recent attempts to ditch the Burlington t Mis souri passenger train No. 8, but are as much In the dark as when tbey arrived in tbe city. Ten days ago a Burlington engine pulling passenger train No. 8 ran into a pile of railroad ties' which had been placed across the B. 4b M. track Just east of town. The railroad officials Investigated the matter at the time, but could learn nothing. On Tuesday night of tbla week the. same. hind of an incident happened and the engine cam near being ditched. - Detectives were put to work, but have not made any discoveries. DISTRICT COURT'S BIG DOCKET Plattsmonth Jad.o Haa Eighty. Two Cases ta Rear sit the March Term. PLATTE MOUTH, Neb., Feb. 87. (Spe cial.) The March term of the district court will convene In this city next Mon day, with Judge Pau Jeasen on the bench. The new docket shows there are for trial twenty-two law, sixty-one equity and nine criminal cases. It Is to be a Jury term, but the Jury will probably not be called until ths second week. Oratorical Contest at Pera. PERU. Neb.. Feb. 27. (Special.) Ths preliminary oratorical contest Is over and It was considered one of the most sue-successful ever held at Peru. The debaters for Kansas were: C. W. Buckley. Frank Munday and E. O. Gilbert; for Missouri: W. W. Ray, C. V. Wllllama and J. "U Brady. Chicken Thieves at Paplllton. PAPILLION, Neb.. Feb. 27. (Special.) Thlevea entered the poultry yards of O. D. McClasksy last night and stole alns of his fancy birds, valued at $15. Mr. McClaskey has offered a reward for the apprehension of the thief and return of the birds. Woman's Work in Club and Charity Three of the "tens" of th. Women's so-elsty of th. First Baptist church will hold a Japanese tea and cak. sale at th. homo of Mra. Howard Baldrtg. on Saturday afternoon. Extensive preparation has been made and the affair promises to be unique. It la given In the Interest of ths women's work of the church. Mrs. 8. M. Walker has tendered her resignation as president of the Nebraska ' Womsn's Christian Temperance union, to take effect June 1. Mra. Walker haa filled tbla office ably for a number of yeara and only resigns It to go to Alberta, Canada, to make her home. Ths duties of the office will he carried on temporarily by the stats vie. president, Mrs. D. V. Wheelock of Superior, whoee efficient work In the state haa secured her ths confidence of all. In compliment to those who have contributed to their winter'a lecture course the members of the English literature department of th. Woman'a club will give a dinner at noon on Saturday, March 8, that promises to be on. of the most elaborate affairs given in the department this winter. The guests of honor will be Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Trefs, Rabbi. and Mrs. Simon, Miss McHugh, Father Rlgge. Dr. and Mrs. Hoyt of Bellevue, Prof, and Mrs. Barber, Prof. Hill and Dr. Sherman of Lincoln. Tbs only other guests outside of the department will be Mrs. George Tilden, Mrs. Draper Smith. Mrs. H. C. Towosend and Mrs. Frank Haller. From 11 until M o'clock that morning Prof. Barber will address tb. department on "Edward Gibbon" and the dinner will follow his address. The members-of the local Woman's Christian Temperance union held a Frances Wll-lard memorial meeting on Wednesday afternoon In tbe parlors of th. Young Women's Christian association, with a good attendance. The program was preaented In th. form of a responsive service, th. roll being called and each member responding with Some quotation or thought trtm Misa WU- CHARLES SHULL TAKES LIFE Teeaaieeh Carpenter Commits Balelde la Front of the Coartaeaee at Mldalgat, Hoar. TECUMSEH. Neb., Feb. 27. (Special.) The citizens of Tecumseh were startled this morning to leara that at midnight last night Charlea Shull had taken his own life. Mr. 8hull was a carpenter by trade, was aged about 38 years and leaves a wife and 12-year-old daughter. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Shull ef this city. There is no apparent cause as to why he should have killed himself. After working all day yesterday ha retired early last evening. He was nervous and could not sleep snd arose at It o'clock, dressed himself and went uptown. Reaching the courtyard, he shot himself In tbe right temple with an old thlrty-two-call-ber revolver and fell in a dying condition on the sidewalk. The shot attracted the attention of Attorney J. D. Douglas and he went to the scene, snd, with help, carried Mr. Shull to an undertaking establishment, where he died thirty minutes after he fired the shot. He did not regain consciousness. A long spell of sickness several years ago weighed heavily on Shull's physical condition And was a great financial strain to him, but It was thought he had recovered in all ways from ths effects of it. He was a member of the local order of Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen, Highlanders and United Workmen and carried $6,500 of fraternal life insurance. The authorities do not consider It necessary to hold an Inquest. The funeral arrangements are not yet perfected. PLANT IS LEASED, NOT BOUGHT J ad are Mnaajer Hands Down an Opinion In tbe Case of Electrle Compear Agralnst Plattsmoath. PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. Feb. 27. (Special.) In tbe case of the New Hampshire Savings bank and the New Hampshire Banking company against the Plattamouth Gas and Electric Light company in the United States court yesterday. Judge W. H. Munger sustained the demurrer to the petition filed by J. G. Rlchey of this city, thereby releasing Mr. Richey from sny personal liability, and also held that the agreement between the city tf Plattsmouth and the Plattsmouth Gas and Electric Light company was a lease and not a sale. This finding practically settles the controversy aa to the ownership of the plant. Attorneys Byron Clark and C. A. Rawla of this city appeared for J. G. Rlchey: DIES FROM BLOW ON HEAD 4 Mrs. Albert Forest Victim of Aaeaalt . by aa Unknown Per-son. LEAD. 's. D.. Feb. 27. (Special.) Mrs. Albert Forest's death occurred Tuesday night as the result of a blow received on the head at tbe hands of some unknown person two weeks ago. Mrs. Forest was working In her home at the time she was assaulted and did not get a glimpse of her assailant. Her husband found her lying on the . floor insensible when he came horns In the evening, and near her was the stick of wood with which the blow had evidently been dealt. It was -several hours before she recovered sufficiently uf tell of what had happened, and she never got entirely over the shock. Her Injuries, coupled with other complications, produced death. Sho was 20 years old.' . Sooth Dakota loeof iterations. " PIERRE, S. D., Febj 87. (Special.) These articles of incorporation have been tiled: Cleveland-Lima Oil company, at Huron, with a capital of I150.0U0. Incorporators: C. H. Elchlow, M. N. Crlctner and Philip Lawrence. Kankakee Valley Oil company, at Huron, with a capital of SoOO.ouO. Incorporators: James W. Williams, J. S. Heath and Philip Lawrence. Chicago Home Syndicate,' at Huron, with a capital of $100,0uu. Incorporators: Joseph E. Twltt, J. H. Martin and Philip Lawrence. Hochford Cemtery association, at Roch-ford. Trustees: H. C. Dibble, A. C. Swllly, P. Nelson, James Schick and F. M. Cough-ran. Federal Automobile Company of America, at Sioux Falls, with a capital of $2,000,00u. Incorporators: William J. Buckley, Edward F. Wade and J. W. Boyce. Peever-Gorman Mercantile company, at Blssetou, with a capital of $30,000. Incorporators: Thomas H. Peever, Charles W. Gorham and Charles H. Grant. Ranchemans' Oil company, at Chamberlain, with capital of 0,000. Incorporators: C. D. Tidrick. Frank Forde, 8. winter, Peter B. Dirks, Sioux K. Grlgsby, Mark D. Scott and B. C. Huddle. Knox Oil company, at Sioux Falls, with a capital of 8200,0u0. Incorporators: John H. Morgan, M. C. Alford and L. L. Stephens. Buffalo Valley Oil company, with a capital of $1,000,000. Incorporators: Frank J?. Casey, J. A. Cooper and L. L. Stephens. Yale Creamery company, at Yale, Beadle county, with a capital of $2,600. Incorporators: James Dunlevy, John Dunlevy and M. J. Daley. Free Gold Mining and Milling company, at Deadwood, with a capital of $1,000,000. Incorporators: A. G. Allen, 8. C. Polley and W. O. Rice. Big Four Mining and Milling company, at Deadwood, with a capital of $1,000,000. Incorporators: J. W. Dalby, 8. C. Polley and J. P. Beach. lard. Among th. special features were a resdlng of Miss Wlllard's position on Christian socialism by Mrs. J. P. Row. and an address by Mrs. Mary O. Andrews upon the various suggestions Included ta ths responses. Four of the Tenth Street City mission children from the temperance clubs gave recitations, after which Mrs. S. M. Walker, atst. president, read an address by Miss Wlllard. After a vocal solo by Mrs. Nobis ths program closed with an Intereatlng account of th. national convention recently held at Fort Worth, Tex., by Mrs. Walker. Ths presence of a number of national and atat. workers, each of which contributed a thought, waa one of the pleasant features of the afternoon. Among these were Mra. W. O. Whltmore of "Valley, vie. president of Douglas County union. The Young Women's Christian association has arranged an Interesting program for the five Sundaya of March, which la to Include a study of the hymn writers. Ths leaders will speak of the lives of th. writers snd their verses will be -sung. On March 2 Mrs. George. Hoobler will lead, ber subject, "Frances Havergal;" March 16. Mrs. Fannie H. Perry, "Charles Wesley;" March 23, Mrs. 8. R. Towns. "The Writer of One Hymn;" March 30, Mrs. Byers, "Hymns of the Resurrection." At the last meeting of th. board of directors it was decided that th. regular monthly meeting sbould be held in future on th. first Saturday of th. month. This month's meeting will be held on Saturday, March 8. "The Omaha association gymnasium Is to bs well represented at ths basket ball tournament, to be held In the Stat, university gym this evening and tomorrow afternoon. Miss Edith Baker is captain of tbs first team, which will play the High school class team, of which Miss Cora Evans -is captain. Ths other competing teams are the Vniver- aity aeeond and Waboo High school. Th. wlanlng team will challenge th. First tnl-verslty team for the championship of the state aad also for th. Ruaalaa amvax. WOMAN'S NAME THE SNARE J. T. Norton, Cheyenne Attorney, Fosei as Mabel Dundaa, HANISftME HEIRESS CRAVES HUSBAND Gets Prospective Bridegrooms to Advaaeo Money Till Postal la-speetor Blocks the Game. CHETENNE. Wyo.. Feb. 27. (Special.) J. T. Norton, a , well-known attorney of Cheyenne, who ' was arrested yesterday morning on a charge of using the malls for fraudulent purposes, was taken In by Postofflce Inspector J. E. Bennett, who had been on Norton's trail for over a month, and Joe La Fors, deputy United States marshal. Norton's arrest was effected quietly and few people knew anything about the matter until tonight. He was caught In tbe local postofflce while cashing some money order.!, received from some of his dupes, and he was so surprised tbat ' he did not utter a word. He was In total Ignorance of the fact that the authorities were watching his movements or that they knew anything about his alleged shady transactions, which have been going on for over a year. Scheme aa Old One. Norton's schema wss anything but original, and one that hundreds of other men have worked at different times and are now working In order to make an easy living. Norton would Insert advertisements in matrimonial papers, signing the name of Miss Mabel' Dundas, Cheyenne, Wyo., and representing that the woman was wealthy, young, handsome and desirous of securing a husband. Answers were received from all parts of the country, from Portland, Me., and Portland, Ore., and from Florida and British Columbia. Norton bad a private box at the postofflce, in which all mall addressed to Miss Mabel Dundas was placed. He secured - the letters snd answered them, writing a nice feminine hand, and carrying on a correspondence for montha at a time with some of the men that bit at the bait thrown out In tbe matrimonial papers. Once In awhile the alleged Miss Dundas struck a man that was suspicious and wanted to know more about her. All of these Miss Dundas would refer to Attorney J. T. Norton of Cheyenne, with whom she bad had some legal business, and would be pleased to tell of her character. In a little while Norton would receive letters from the fellows and he would then sit down and recommend Miss Dundaa. Bead Money for Traveling Expenses. The correspondence with the supposed Miss Dundas would continue and Norton would advise his dupe to send $45 or $50 for traveling expenses and Miss Dundas would come on and they would get married. Many of the fellows sent the money, but Miss Dundas never appeared. In this manner Norton worked a large number of men throughout the country and It Is believed that he cleaned up several thousand dollars. Norton's record In Wyoming Is said to be an unenviable one. Some yeara ago, It is alleged, he was compelled to leave Lander because of some alleged Irregularities In the courts there. Two years ago. It Is charged, he played a very Important part In an alleged blackmailing scheme here, the Intended victim being a prominent and wealthy ranchman of Pine Bluffs, and for this he was refused admission to practice in the stats supreme court. i Is a Married Man. , k . Last December Norton married Mrs. Rose C. Msrland of 100$ Thirteenth street, Denver. The ceremony was performed by Judge S. T. Corn of Cheyenne. At the end of a week Mrs. Norton returned to Denver and. It is alleged, has not lived with her husband since. She Is now at her former home in Denver. Norton Is about 60 years of age. He la said to have two children by a former wife. Norton will be given his preliminary hearing this week. WOOL GR0WERS IN SESSION Effect Temporary Orgaalsatloa and Call Another Meeting for Jane IS at Cheyenne. CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Feb. 27. Repre-sentatlvea of th. several county wool growers associations in tbe state met here today for the purpose of organixlng the Wyoming Wool Growers' association, but, owing to the absence of a number of ths leading spirits, the organisation was not perfected. A temporary organisation was taken until July 15 next at Cheyenne. A resolution waa adopted and forwarded to Washington protesting against the land-leasing bill now pending before congress. Castoma Reveaees of Cnba. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. Th. division of Insular affairs of the War department gave out the following publication today, a statement showing that th. customs rev- whlchthey won at last year's tournament. There will ' also be a consolation prlie. About twenty members ef th. Omaha association will go down for th. tournament, among them being Misses Rose Hodges, Alice Harper, Alice Carey, Lillian Burgess and Mra. Hoobler. Mrs. Byers went to Lincoln yesterday to read Ralph Conner's "The Sky Pilot" for the Lincoln association and will remain for tbe basket ball tournament. On Monday evening th. members of th. Margaret Fuller literary will entertain tbe members and friends of the south branch. Th. committee is planning a very enjoyable evening. Mrs. Mary Freeman Gray, ex-president of the San Francisco Women'a Christian Temperance union, and now atat. superintendent for California of th. ' peace aad arbitration work, has been in Omaha dur ing tbe week, while returning to her home from a tour of New England and the east In th. interest of the national organisation Th. Plngre. garden scheme proposed by tbe Woman's club Is meeting with much encouragement. W. A. Paxton, Jr., bas granted the women the us. of th. lot on th. east of th. public library building, and at a meeting of tbe club held Thursday afternoon It was decided to plant the lo In flowers. A committee of the women called on the chief of police and the mayor, who promised to see that the flowers would not be uprooted by small boys and others. Ths women also secured the promise of the Bremen located at Eighteenth and Harney streets tbat tbey would look after tb. flowers. The park commissioners hive promised td assist the women, and Jamea C. Craig will help plant tb. lot. Th. women have under consideration several plots of ground upon which to start ths potato gardens, though no definite selection haa been mads. A meeting will be held next Thursday, at which time a aeleatlon will likely b. made. is your uvm Dispondoncy, Languor, Bockocho, Biliousness. Norvousnoss, Hoadacho, Heart burn, Dyspopsia and Irritabiltity Aro Caused by Sluggish Liver. ? TEST YOUR UPIMC Is suffering from coior i Does It paaa gives It baneful strength and restores the energy that Is or has been wasting under the suffering of diseased liver and kidneys. CURED KIDNEYS AND LIVER DISEASE AFTER TEN YEARS' SUFFERING. Charles H. Corcoran of Fltchburg, Mass.. tells his experience In the following unsolicited letter: "For ten years 1 suffered with kidney and liver trouble, and, after trying the best physicians here and In other places, I went to the Massachusetts Ueneral Hospital and found no relief. I waa then so bad that I had to have injections of opium to relieve me of the pain. I could not sleep nights or work days. I lost twenty-five pounds. Words cannot describe my feelings. 1 saw Warners Safe Cure advertisement and asked a physician about It. He said it would do me no good and left me more of his own medicine, which I did not take, but took Warner's Safe Cure and six bottles cured me. 1 have regained my twenty-five pounds and feci as well as I ever did. I cannot say too much in praise of Warner s Safe Cure for liver and kidney diseases." Warner's Safe Cure' la now put up in two regular alios and sold by all druggist, or direct, at BOc and Sl.OD a Bottle. (LESS THAN ONE CENT A DOSE.) Refuse substitutes. There la none "lust as good ss" Wsrner's Safe Cure. It has cured all forms of liver disease during the lust thirty years. It is now prescribed by ail doctors and used In the leading hospitals as the only absolute cure for all forma of disease of the liver, kidney and bladder. The one great fact that stands out is that Warner's Safe Cure cures. TRIAL BOTTLE FREE To convince eve,'- sufferer from diseases of the kidney, liver, bladder and blood that Warner s pare cure win cure mem. inai Dome win te sent absolutely free to anyone who will write Warner s Hale Cure Co.. Rochester, N. Y., and mention having seen this liberal offer in The Omaha Bee. The genuineness of this offer Is fully guaranteed. Our doctor will send medical booklet, containing symptoms and treatment of eaeh disease and many convincing testimonials, free, to any one who will Wr WARNER'S SAFE PILLS taken with Warner's Safe Cure, move the bowels and aid a speedy cure. BEST PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOURIST EXCURSIONS (CaufokniA, VIA Three Excursions Weekly VIA . Scenic Line Daily First-class Sleeper Through to San Francisco via Colorado, passing the Grandest Scenery of the Rockies and Sierra Nevada by Daylight. Direct Connections to Lbs Angeles. ' City Ticket Office, 1323 enues In Cuba for the calendar year 1901 were $15,626,888, as compared with $16,-099.922 for 1900 and $14,894,374 for 1899. The duty on exports was abolished April 1, 1901. The customs revenues, exclusive of export duties, increased in 1901 over the previous year by $325,031, or 2 per cent, and over the second preceding year by $1,-228,860, or 9 per cent. FAIR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Twa Days af Saaaalae, with Wlads Varyiasr fraaa Nerta. wast. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Forecast for Friday and Saturday: For Nebraska, North Dakota, South Da kota and Kansas Fair Friday and Satur. day; northwest winds, becoming variable. For Wyoming and Colorado Generally fair Friday and Saturday, except snow In mountain districts; northwest winds. Local Record. dFFTCH OF THE WHATHPTTt PtTRWATT. OMAHA, Feb. 27. Official record of temperature and precipitation compared with the corresponding day of the last three yeara: 1902. 1901. 1900. 1899. Maximum temperature... 60 44 24 40 Minimum temperature.... 87 17 15 6 Mean temperature 44 80 20 18 Precipitation T .00 .01 .00 Record of temperature and precipitation at Omaba for this day and since March L mi: Normal temperature...... 28 Excess ror tne any is Total excess since March 1 V& Normal precipitation ..i.. .03 Inch Deficiency ror tne aay 03 men Total rainfall since March 1 24. 89 inches Deficiency since March 1.... 6. 77 Inches Deficiency for cor. period 1901 46 Inch Deficiency for cor. period 1900.... 4.74 Inches Reports fraaa Statloas at T s. as. H K t) a 3 3 : S I B I : 1 W 401- T 28 40 T 88 46 T 28 S8 .01 40 42 .00 80 88 T 88 88 .08 88 , 42 . 08 64 'M .16 84 42 .04 46 46 .62 4 44 .30 84 .00 40 44 .00 26 84 .06 6s 72 .00 CONDITION OF THB WEATHER. Omaha, raining Valentine, snowing North Platte, cloudy.... Cheyenne, clear Bait Ltue jiiy, ciouuy. HanM City, snowing.... Huron, raining Chicago, raining Bt. luis, ciouay 8t. Paul, raining Davenport, raining Kansas City, cloudy.... Havre, cloudy Helena, clear Rlamarck. cloudy Galveston, clear Indicates below sero. T indicates trace of precipitation. March Averages. The following data for the month of March, covering a penoa 01 inirty-one years, have ben compiled from tbe weather bureau records at Omaha: Tsmnerature Mean or normal tempera ture, 36 degrees: the warmest month was that of Ibis, witn an average ot s ie-ir.M! the coldest month was that of 18J. with an average of 27 degrees; the highest temperature was 86 degrees on March ', U46' the lowest temperature was 7 degrees on March 14, 1880; average date on which first "killing" frost occurred In ntnmn. Heotember 26: averasa date on which first "killing" frost occurred In spring, April 15. Precipitation Average for tha month. 1.4 Inch; average number of days with 0.01 ot Any one can determine whether he er. Is your urine of a reddish torpid liver. in small quantity? Doea It rane pain. panning! ix you feel heavy and depressed? Have you 1arne in your aide and back? Do you wake up with a ad taate In your mouth? Do you feel a fullness after eating? If you have any of these symptoms your liver Is diseased, and It Is caused by the diseased con dltlon of your kidneys. Oet a bottle of Warner a Safe Cure at once, as delays ere dangerous. Violent Cathartics Aro Dangerous. It Is a common mistake to resort to pow erful purgatives which exhaust the system and leaves It in a weakened condition. Warner's Safe Guro WARNER'S SAFE CURE stlmulatea the action of the liver, and. at the same time, tones up the system. It Is purely vegetable, contains no harmful druga and Is positive In Its action; It does not constipate; It Is a most valuable and effective tonic; It Is a stimulant to digestion, putting the patient In the very best receptive state for the work of the restorer. It preparea the tlosues, soothes Inflammation and Irritation, stimulates the enfeebled organs and heals at the same time. It builds tip the body. LEAVE OMAHA Wednesday Friday and Saturday Farnam St., Omaha. PIANO BUSINESS Is what we talk about, and Its all new to the prospective Piano buyer. Some can bay a Piano quicker than they can pay for It; ' others take more time buying the instrument than It takes them to pay for it. This is the kind that Is looking for the safe bargain not the cheap bargainbut the lasting one. There are some people who believe a real good Plane can be bought for about a hundred dollars; we answer thia by stating that , you only get $10o worth of i'lano. We have some of these, Juat for comparison's sake, or for sale. ' It la well to look into this and note tha difference; it will show you why It is cheaper to pay a little more and get the better piano. Now when you buy tbe highest perfection In llano building1. - th. matchless KNABB PIANO, vou realize Just what you anticipate THE5 BEST. When buying a KRANICH A BACH PIANO you will own a Piano no artist Is ashamed of. When Investing in a NEW SCALE KIMBALL PIANO (the genuine, we mean), you will have a life-long friend. By owning a HALLET A DAVIS PIANO ?our neighbor will tell you that Is he kind grandfather bought, and it Is still the treasure of the household, and so we can write paragraphs without number on the different qualities of the KRKLL PIANO, the MELVILLE CLARK PIANO, the SCHUMANN PIANO, and no leas than sixteen others, and If you wish to save dollars It Is your duty to pay this house a visit snd learn more about the easy payment plan with which a little down and a little every month puts you In possession of a Mano that will not be worn out when ;-cur last payment Is made. A. Hospe, 1513-1515 Douglas Street an Inch or more, ; th. greatest monthly precipitation was 4.91 Inches In 1884; the Uaat monthly precipitation was 0.1s of an inch In 1811; the greatest amount of precipitation recorded in any twenty-four Consecutive hours was 1.U7 inch on March 2tf, lWi; tha greatest amount of snowfall recorded in any twenty-four conseoutlva hours (record extending to winter of 1M84-8S only w&a 3 I no he on March 10, 1901. Clouds and Weather Average number of clear days, 8; partly cloudy days, 10; cloudy days, 13. Wind Tha prevailing winds have been from the north; tha highest velocity of tha wind was 63 mile, fruta th. northwest ou March ill. UtfX H 1 I

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