Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 20, 1880, Morning Edition, Image 1

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Established 1871. MORNING EDITION. Price Five Cents
Pi hting Their Battles Over.
Grand Encampment of Veter
ans and Volunteers at
Camp Buford :
Graphic Sketch of Camp Life
at tlio Reunion.
The Band Tournament and
Prize Drill.
Cjrrc- | > out ! ncc of the UKE.
CKxruAL Cnv , September 18 , I860.
- This has been a gala week for Cen
tral City. From Monday until Satur
day this gem of the plains draped 111
national colors has been booming
xvith brass bands , brass buttoned
militia , buarded veterans , generals ,
governors , congressmen , small bore
piliticiaiuij farniTS and tiieir wiye ,
laughters , cousins and aunts. From
< lawn until midnight a perfect stream
of pedestrians , prairie Bchooiiers nnd
vehicles of all sixes and shapes , en
veloped in clouds of dust-was kept up
between the city nnd Camp Buford ,
half a mile distant where the vet
erans of Nebraska were holding their
first general reunion. This on..arnpmoiit
presented a picturesque and animated
Three hundred wall tents affording
accommodations for over 4,000 men
were put up in four rows forming four
htreets ou each side of an oblong
square , in the centre of which Was
located a frame pavilion with a seat
ing capacity for 18,00 people. The
street corners were occupied as de
partment and "Grand " Army boadquar-
iera The western approach to the waa utilized for sutlers stores ,
eating housei , dance hall and photo
graph gallery. Over eight hundred
prairie schooners , with numberless
horses and mules were corralled in
the immediate vicinity of the encamp
ment. Many of the veterans , accom
panied by their families , had come
with their teams laden with blankets ,
cook stoves , kettles and provisions.
Seine of them hailed from the Loup
and Niobrara valleys , and others from
the counties on the Kansas border ,
a distance of nearly ninety miles.
With < ! o many women and children
sharing tha hardships of the veterans
the discipline could not bo very strict
and the camp did not always present
A martial appearance. The sights at
rcvoillo _ were decidedly ludicrous ,
militia in undress and half-dresaod
women straggling to the pumps with
"wash basins and tea kettles ; girls with
diihevellfd hair , frying sow belly on
tin stoves , while their veteran moihers
were taking care of enucaling infantry
in arms. Camp life , during the war ,
did not possess such attractions. The
first day Mond&y , was mainly taken
up by the erection of tents and as
signment of Veterans and militiamen
to quarters. The second , Tuesday ,
l wnod with n Kebraek * zephyr that
played havoc with the pavilion. The
canvass roof was completely blown off
and frame sides badly-torn. The gale
subsided by sundown , and during the
evening the opening exercises of the
reunion were conducted in the pavil
ion in the presence of over 2,000
The formal transfer of the command
of Camp Buford , to Gen. Charles F.
Manderson , was made by Ool. R. U.
"Wilbur , of Omaha , on behalf of Col.
J.V. . Savage , department commander ,
who was unavoidably detained at
home by the illnew ol his wife. Col.
"Wilbur read the commander's address
of welcome , which elicited merited
spplaueo from the audience. Maj.
1'aul Vaiidcrviiurt then introduced
Cen. Maudtfrson , whiunlcrtained the
soldicra with eomo racy ruminisoncus
of army life. The g ni > r < l then an
nounced hm stair -a ful'oo.H :
Chief of Stair CM. W. 1L Webster ,
Central City.
Asst. Adj. GJII. CoLF. V Brown ,
Inspector Gun. R- H. Fred-
crick , Omaha.
Asst. QuaricrnnaV.Uj. . Miles
Wnrron , Iellew < > rf3.
Aast. C. > mr : s.iry , , f 55 , , ! , . Utance
Col. Jas. O.V vt , Gr.n.l Mind.
Chief uf & .rmie.iy H j c. D.Chap-
man , Midland.
Medical Director Mi } Jus. H.
Ivyner , Omaha.
Provost Marshal - M j Diuiel Hop
kins , Central Cay
Judeo Advoc.U 51 j 12. C. Cal
kins , Kearney.
Chief of Scunli-M j > w. Woos-
t-r , Silver CreoV , .
Musttirhi OllKV-r.J . P. Hirst ,
St Paul ,
Chaplain Capt. U V ' b , York.
Capt. J. S. Muter , C i .1 Hit-
teibush , Capt. Horatio T - . \ sand.
As a reminder of c mp life , a log
fire had beeu kindled in thn centre of
the pavilion , and two iron kettles were
awingtnsjovertheflames. PnulVander-
voort led the camp fire byexhortingthe
nudicncetori eandBinu"JohnBrown. "
The crowd chimed in , but Kyner had
to prompt them occasionally. Hav
ing hung Jeff Davis on the sewer ap
ple tree the assembled soldiers were
entertained by Gen. Louis Wagner ,
commindor in chief of the Grand
Army who had just arrived from Phil
adelphia. Gen. Wegner is a capital
story teller and w.thal a wag. His
remarks created much merriment
"Uilly Hound the Fhrj Boys" and
"Marching Through Georgia , " inter-
ludod with a rip roaring stum ; ? speech
by Charles Greene , of Omaha. Then
the jieformanco wonnd up with the
mthctic song of "Beams , " by Paul
Night in Camp Buford was not in
tended for sleep' Bugles , snara
drums and fifes were discoursing marj
ahal nirs long after midnight and brass
bands were practicing for the
tournament bjforo day break'
The suckling infantry kept up a chorua
of squeals during the entire night.
The tcnta were very any , hay was
very scarce and the cround rough and
hard. This explains why many
squeamish young men preferred to
sleep down town.
At nmoo clock
, Wednesday morn
ing , the nuhna cotnplnies
were mns
$ 'V"11 Sf Gen" Anderson's
hradqutrter. , aud Col. Frederick , act
Ing adjutant , put them through the
inan.T5urre of a guard
mount Thi
r c drew quite
concourse o
pcctators , who enjoyed the spectacle
ilidwcro favorab'y impressed with the
raining of-the boys in blue. After
ho guard had been mounted , Col.
Frederick mustered the veterans into
ine and after some preliminary oxer *
cises formed thorn into a hello w square.
This was the signal for beginnning
ho tournament for brass bands ;
only three bands came forward to
ake part in this contest viz : The
Japital City band , Lincoln , the Grand
.aland cornet band , and the Union
Pacific band of Omaha. It was agreed
> eforo hand that each of the contest
ants should play three pieces in rota-
ion ag above named. The Union
Pacific band entered the contest with
ourteen men , while each of its com-
) otitora had only twelve men , which
; avc the U. P. band considerable ad-
'antago and naturally created symathy
or the Lincoln aud Grand Island
) inds. This sympathy made itself
actively manifest by prolonged cheers
, nd applause every time the Grand
island and Lincoln bands played their
lioccs while the Union Pacific
) and was coldly received
That yrcat audience of five or six
houeaud people were spell-bound
luring the entire performance , and
when at last the thrco bauds unUtd in
jlaying Hail -Columbia the applause
was deafening. Such music would bo
creditable to any state in the union
was the universal comment , but when
he committee awarded the prize to
he U. P. cries of "foul" were heard ,
tnd a clamor arose in favor of Grand
aland. This opposition subsided ,
lowever , when Gen. JVIandersou de
clared tlie award final. While the
vanquished players did not get the
irize they received mer'ted commen
dation. The Lincoln band entered
\ia \ contest without its leader and mi
nus one of its most effective members.
? he Grand Island band would baa
a credit to any city , and they are oil
he high road to fama and success.
At five o'clok , Wednesday after-
loon , Camp Buford presented a fmo
pectaclo. The veterans of the late
war exhibited their military training in
a regimental dress parade , followed by
a review. Col. Frederick , acting as
adjutant forGon. Mandersoc , divided
, ho veterans into companies and pla-
; eons , and put them through battalion
drill. Col. Frederick served several
rears in the regular army cf ter the war
and ho expressed great surprise at. the
> orfect movement of these soldiers ,
who , after a lapse of fifteen years ,
still march with the perfect gait of
regulars , and are so prompt and cor
rect in their drill.
night's cimp fire Was
attended by about3,000peoplc Nearly
one-third of the audience were women.
Gen. Wtgner was the principal
speaker. He delivered an instructive
and withal humoroes appeal to ex-
soldiers to join the grand array order ,
and exhorting Nebraskans to improve
their militia organizations. His re
marks were frequently app'auded.
Alter making the audience repeat the
soldier's oath of allegiance aloud after
liira , ho concluded by teaching them
how to fire the G. A. R. shell. Paul
Vandervoort , who had charge of the
camp fire , ordered an army KOIIIJ , and
then introduced Governor N.HICO.
who merely expressed satisfaction
that ho was enrolled as private in the
army. Another song followed. Then
Congressman Valentino reminded the
Eoldicra that they owed him a debt of
jratitudo for 'securing the fcmta they
slept in aud then extolled Pension
Commissioner Bently , who he said
was wrongly abuscd by someofVal's
constituents. Senator Saunders spoke
next and briefly reviewed his labors
as wjr governor of Nebraska , pledg
ing to stand by the soldiers
in the senate as ho had
stood by them during the war ,
Thursday was ushered in with a
general commotion unions the vettsr-
orans. Like swarming bi'es they were
buzzing in groups and by 1) ) o'clock
a , m. seven or eight bxttallions were
parading with flying banners. ThettS
b.ittallions were made itp of veterans
who wore trying to form state organ
izations. This swarming of the vets
brought out some very affecting
scenes. Men who had eulistad in the
same regiment , fought side by side in
the same battles , now for the first
time since the war found out that
they had for years lived
in the same state and per
haps within a few miles of
each other. They grasped
each other ly the hand tears in their
eyes and renewed the vows of friend
ship. Some embraced like long lost
brothers. When the war closed there
were only sixty survivors of the 20th
Illinois regiment. To-day ono of these
survivors found , to his surprise and
joy , that four others out of the sixty
were in attendance at this reunion.
The Ohio veteran * , headed by the
Exeter band , under command of Capt.
Hirat , 175 strong , marched to Gen.
M undersoil's headquarters to pay their
respect * to an Ohio veteran. The
general responded to the compliment
by paying a high tribute to the mother
of presidents and general * , the native
ctato of Grant , Sherman , Sheridan
and Garfield. ( Prolonged cheers. )
The state organizations , as finally per
fected , make the following exhibit :
Illinois , 303 ; Indiana , 140 ; Ohio ,
170 ; Iowa , 128 ; Wisconsin , 107 ;
Michigan , 88 ; Pennsylvania , 53 ; Min
nesota , 22 ; Missouri , 21 ; Nebraska , C ;
New Jersey , 7 ; New York , 112 ; New
Hampshire , 7 ; Maine , S ; lloodo In
land , 3 ; Califormi,2 ; Oregon , ! ; Mas
sachusetts , 9 ; Kansas , G ; "irkansa ? , ! ;
Colorado , 2 ; Vermont , 14 ; Delaware ,
3 ; West Vin-inu , S ; Kentucky , G ;
Connecticut , 4 ; Tennessee , 1 ; Mary
land , 3. Total , 1,249.
Having amused themselves by a
short , sharp and decisive artillery
duel and divided the spoils of Capt.
Wooster's foraging expedition , the
vctcr-ms posted themselves in Hollow
square for the competitive prize drill.
Five companies of state militia com
peted for the prizT banner , viz : Com
pany G , Omaha , &nd companies from
w/jhoo / , Columbus , Jutiiatn and York.
The judges tiok their placci in the
center , and each company marched
forward sooarately and devoted ten
minutes to the manual ofrms. . The
school of the company and other eve
lutions followed , aud excited most fa
vorable comment from even the thou
sands of old veterans who witnessed
the imposing eccnc.
The priza binnor WAS awarded to
Company G , of Omaha , aud Capl.
Cmger and Lieut. King were made
Tha cam-fire Thursday n' htwss
largely attended. Go. . John 1L
Thayer delivered an eloquent tud ef-
fectivo address to the veterans , who
cheered him frequently. Col. Chasa
declined to speak , but said if he had
ho would
a one armed soldier
atk him to take hi * place , hold up the
stub of his arm and tell when , whcro
and how he lost it. This brought out
a number of veterans who had lost
limbs or been wounded. Each gave
Interesting incidents of the war. First
veteran ; "I stopped a bullet at An-
tiolam. " Second vet : ' 'Ididn'tstop
a bullet at Shiloh because it went
straight through me. " The above is
a fair sample of Thursday night's clats
meeting , which wound up about mid
wss bravely and successfully fought
Friday. Two pieces of artillery under
charge of Major Chapman , of the
Pennsylvania bucktails were support
ed by a company of infantry and were
strongly posted on a field near the
camp. A squadron of cava'ry , sup-
supported by two companies
of infantry , all under com
mand of the valliant , Capt. Wooster
were stationed at some distance oppo
site the batterv. After a good deal of
skirmishing and flanking , the cavalry
succeeded in drawing the Ere of the
battery. A good deal of pawder was
burnt , without injury to man or boast.
One of the most touching features
of the encampment was the
reunion of prisoners of war. In
organizating by states , a call
wcs made for veterans who had
lingered in Andersonville , Libby and
other southern prisons. Out of less
than 2OC3 veterans there were seven
ty-four survivors of southern prisons.
A large percentage of these had shared
the horrors an'd tortures of Anderson1
Numerous relics of the war were
exhibited in this camp. Among these
several tattered and torn flags. Ono
of these was a flag owned by E. F.
Cb'ittendpn , of York. This 11 * g had
the inscription in largo letters' "In
honor of George Washington. " At
the outbreak of the war the loyal
citizens of Bemick , Mo. , pl&ed this flag
on a high pole. Uebol troops riddled it
with shot. It was finally torn down
by Illinois soldiers and replaced by a
new union flag.
Mr. C. E. Brown , of Central City ,
exhibited three Illinois ihgs , one of
theo the recruiting flag of the 20th
Illinois , had an interesting history.
E. E.
New York Money ana Stock.
NEW YORK , September 103 1:30 : p. m.
MONET At 2J per cent ; cxchaiiRO ntcaily
at4 S2i4SIi |
U.S.G's.Sl 1018 U.S.4'8 110J
U.S. 6"s 1 C23 Currency G's 1 25
U.S. 4j'a 1 10i
Doll ; ilcilined j toSj per cent since the open
NYC iWl St Joe pfd K'J
Kri 3SJ I.M 503
Brio prefd 07 | NP . . . . . 35J
HI I17J NP pfd 55
Lake Shore 10S K.&T 331
Northwestern 103J Ii&N 142
Northwestern pfd.12 JJ N&O 62
PM 4oi 1C 113 ?
Ohio SO A&PT 41
Ohiopfd. 76 E& J ISO
St. P. and Omaha. . 915 Lackavtanna& W. . Du
Rti&Omaha. 112 } HudsonCanil M\
U. P. 92 * K J C SO ?
OCfcIC 19 MO 05
Chicago Produce Market.
CHICAGO , September 19.
Wheat No. 2 spring 93c ] < 393fc for
cash ; USjJGOSjc SSogtsniber ; 03 | for
October : -2jG04c ' for November ; 03c
for seller for the year.
Cora No. 2 40 c for cash or Sep
tember ; 40jc for October ; 41Jc for
November ; 45icforMay.
Oats No. if sold at SO SSO c for
cash ; 2Sjs-9ic [ ( for October ; 331 ©
31c for May.
Rye No. 2 Solo ; 84c for
Barley 7-Uc for cash , and 757Gc
for October.
Whisky-Si 13.
Mesa Pork Closed at § 17 50 ®
17 75 for cash ; § 17 75 for Septem
ber ; § 17 75@17 70 for October ;
813 00@13 02 * for November ; § 12 45
for seller for "tho year ; , 512 05 for
Lard Closed at S7 82 for casher
or September ; 87 82i@7 85 for Oc
tober ; § 7 857 87i for November ;
SI 757 77i for seller for the year ;
§ 7 85 January.
Chicago Live Stock.
CHICAGO , September , 19.
Hogs Fairly active * and sales at
§ 4 95@5 10 for light packing and
shipping ; $4 70 < g5 25 for heavy
packing ; § 5 00@5 GO for good to
choice smooth heavy shipping lots.
KecaipU , 10,737 head.
Cattle There was a dull and unsat
isfactory market for cattle. The re
ceipts were fair for Saturday , but
thurowas very little disposition to
operate in any grade of stock. The
pens are filled with inferior and mo
di urn grass fed stock which buyers do
not want or will not make offers. The
principil is for good lots , but onlj
two lots changed hands up to 11
o'clock : a lot of cows at $3 20 , and a
lot of extra classes at $5 SO. Fresh
receipts 2,940 head.
New York Produce Market.
NEW YORK , September 19
Wheat Chicago , S106@l 07 ; Milwaukee -
waukoe , § 1 07@1 08 ; No. 2 red winter -
ter , $106J@107.
Com Quiet ; No. 2 , 50gc.
Oats Western , 4550c.
Butter -Ohio , 15i@31c for now.
Eggs Firm at 17.\19c for fair.
Pork § 1510@15 40 for September
$1500@1535 for October ; $14 2C
asked for November ; $13 35 for sellei
for the year.
Lard-S820@821 $ ; cash § 8 22 L
St. lx > ul8 Produce.
ST. Louis , September 19.
Wheat No. 2 red , 92g@92Jc foi
cash ; 92gc for September ; 93i@9 [
@ 93gc for October ; 94g@95J for No
vember ; 96J@9GJ for December ; 92 ;
( § G2fc for the year.
Corn 38f@38 c for cash ; 38i@3Sj { <
for October ; 3738c for December
. Oats 28c for cash ; 28 c for Octo
ber ; 28c for November.
Rye 85c bid.
Barley Medinm to prime , 8&390C
choice to fancy , 92ic@l 00.
Whisky Steadyat SI 13.
Lard Firm at 87 75.
St. liouls Live Stock.
Sr. Louis , September 19.
Hogs Quiet and unchanged.
Cattle Yorkers and Baltimore's '
§ 485(2500 ( ; mixed packing , § 4 80 < <
5 10 ; butchers' to fancy , $5 155 30
Eecsipts , 265,000 ; shipments , 2,503
Cabinet Minister EesigDS Because
of Garbled Newspaper
Bulgarian Bushwhackers Do
as They Have Been
Done By.
The Albanian Bow Eapidly Approaching
preaching a Bloody Crisis.
Shot and Shell now Neces
sary to Settle the Diffi- /
French Cabinet -Dissensions
Amicably Settled'
Parnellites Still to Obstruct
Speclil Ol9palcli to The Be"
RAGUSA , September 18 4 p. m.
All hope that the Albanian-Montene
grin difliculty will bo settled without
bloodshed has vanished. To-day the
Albanians entered and occupied Dul-
cignio , and afterwards drove out the
garrison. Peaceful Cession of th"o
city is iioiv impossible. No obstacle
o thfe occupation was iterpoaed by
the Turks under Eizi Pasha , the Tur-
dsh commander , most of his men hav-
ih" deserted to the Albanians with
whom they have been in sympathy
throughout. According to the pro
gramme the fleet of the powers now
here will have no alternative but to
shell thB place , unless instructions
arc sent prohibiting it , which , if it
occurs , will bo an equiva
lent to an abandonment of
their position , leaving the porte to en
joy its triumph , for none who under
stand the situation really believe the
purtc , at any time , intended to lend
the slightest assistance to the powers
in compelling Albania to
surrender thbir territory to
Montenegro. It is believed that
Ilisd Pasha who < was condemned
to death by the committee of the Al
banian league will be nominally re
lieved from under the ban , as the Al
banians have no reason to fear treach
ery at his hands. The Albanians are
thoroughly aroused ) and are forming
Gimps at Sutripook and elsewhere
The situation is of profound Interest.
The powers raual either throw away all
they have gained by the negotiations ,
which have been in progress ever since
the Berlin treaty , or advance by mak
ing an immediate attack on Dtilclgnio ,
in conjunction with the Alorileilegrihs.
To do this is to kindle fires of war
along the whole frontier , and perhaps
give rise to international complica
tions , whoso number 'and gravify can
not now bo predicted.
PAKis , September 18 , 4 p. m. The
moderate party have won a great vic
tory. M. Contrails , ministur of the
interior , of Wars , has resigned , and
ahoM. Ca/.ot aud M. Farre. The
cabinet session has been of great
length and excitement. M. Froyci-
net , the premier , who waH stl'ongly in
favor of moderate counsels in the mat
ter of Hi's enforcameUt of the March
dficrae , opposed M. Cohtrans , who
with a followini ; of the entire ttibinot
urged that radical measures bo at once
iAkon to expel all the unauthorized
religious congregations. Mr. Froy-
cipct urged thr.t such course would
stir up dissensions damaging to the
public welfare aud only excite popular
sympathy for the dispossessed fra
ternities. Tie ! result of the
cabinet deliberation is felt sorely by
the radicals , to whom it is in the na
ture of both a surprise and disappoint
ment , but the great body of the people
ple accept it as the best thing that
could have happened under the cir
Special Dispateh to The Bee
LONDON , September 19 , 10 p. m.
The Mancheste Guardian's correspondent
pendent at Salvonica says that the
northwestern part of Marcedonia ia
very unsettled. Bands called "Avon <
gers" have formed in the chief Bul
garian centera , and have assassinated ,
within the last sis weeks , a number ol
Moslems including one boy and twc
functionaries. The Musaelmen have
retaliated , and many Bulgarians have
fallen victims. The Bulgarians art
unfcrti iiately stimulated to these ox-
cesc3 by emissaries from the princl
pal city of Bulgaria , and are cncour
ajed by armed bands , hovering aboul
the frontier on the BulgariaT sid&
Should events take an outward turt
the Bulgarian governmenj and its
backers will be largely responsible foi
the wanton and unnecessary miser ]
anil bloodshed.
Special dispatch to The Bra.
LONDON , September 10,10 p. m
The lit. Hon. Fitzroy Kelley , chie
baron of the court of exchequer , die <
at his residence in this city Saturday.
His death loaves a vacancy on thi
bench worth 7,000 a year , which Mr
Gladstone will bo called upon to fill
Baron Kelley was born in Londoi
in 179G. He became King's Counsel
and was elected a bencher of Lin
coins ] Inn in 1835 , and a member o
parliament for Ipswich , occuoyinj
that EC'U until 1841 , when he wai
defeated. Ho re-entered parliamen
in 1843 , as member for Cambridge
The cases by which he is besl
known as a lawyer are : his defense o
jrost and the other Chartists in 1840
his defence of the murderer , Fawcett
the Quaker , in 1848 , and his proae
cution of Dr. Baiuard for connectioi
with conspiracy In 1858.
Bpeclal Dispatch to The Boa
PABIS , September 20,1 a. m. 1
ministerial crisis is imminent. 1
meeting of the council was held yea
terdiy , M. Grovy presiding , at whicl
M. Do Freycinet tendered his resis
nation , which M. Grevy accepted. M
Grevy subsequently made an earnea
appeal to M. Constant" , minister o
the interior and of worship ; L. Cazol
keeper of the sals and minister c
justice and M. Fane , minister of waite
to remain in the cabinet. The resul
of M. Grevy's appejl is uncertain.
Special JUatch | to TUB BSE.
M. Jules Ferria will probably sue
caed M. DeFrejcinet. M. DeFrej
, , - V
duel's resignation in entirely due to
his reluctance to accept Gambolta a
control. He had accepted a compro
mise at the Saturday's sitting of the
council , bnt garbled reports having
been officially communicated to the
newspapers , contrary to an under
standing , ho insisted upon resigning.
The statue of ex-Prest Theirs was
unveiled yesterday in SI. Germian.
M. JOliver Pain , the socialist
writer , interrupted the proceedings
by an energetic protest against the
erection of the statue in the name of
35,000 people shot in May , 1871. Mr.
Pain was arrested. Madame Thiers
was present.
Special Dispatch to The Beei
DUBLIN , September 20 , 1 a. m.
Parneil delivered a long speech at a
land meeting at Ennii yesterday" . He
said that the present government had
done nothing for Ireland , and that
the Parnellitea i ould resume their
old obstructive tactics if the govern
ment did not keep its promises. Ho
s < tid the land question was ripuning
toward a solution , and repeated the
advice to refuse payments , etc. He
also urged the farmers to shun the
land commission.
Special DlspatcbPS to The Uet ,
LCNDON , September id. Odessa
merchants have made heavy orders
tor American grain.
LONDON , September 18. It is re
ported that Sara Bernhardt is endeav
oring to break her American contract.
Two Parisiah managers are said to be
responsible for the trouble.
LONDON , September 18. The fall
of a portion of Princess theatre crush
ed in an adjoining jewelry houee and
buried § 200,000 worth of diamonds in
the ruins.
The Era of Prosperity.
NEW YORK , September 18 , noon.
The return of prosperity is now
evinced by * .he increase of busi
ness. This city wears a remarkable
business appearance the past twenty-
four hours. Great street jams occur
at numerous points and the police are
kept busy preventing confusion. Sales
for the west are eiiormous ; some
of the houses reporting them 100 per
cent greater than last year , while the
advance in southern trade is said to be
simply amazing. One of the largest
houses in this city rolls 200 per cent ,
more goods in the south than it did
last year , and it has orders ahead
that can't be filled in two months.
Inquiries at some of the largest up
town dry goods houses show in every
o that the southern trade has
doubled since last yeaf. Heavily laden
irucks may now be seen at all hours
if the night as well 09 of the da ; on
.heir way to discharge their loads for
he west and south. Some of the housea
tero QEB . electric ( lights atul do a
teavy btlsinela long afier the usual
lour. The hotels are crowded and
ocal business very encouraging. Dry
oods houses are reporting an advance
f 25 to 30 per cent in sales over last
rear's trade.
D. S. A. Paymaster's Defalcation !
flpccla Dispatch 10 Tirt licb ;
WASHINGTON , September 17,4 p. m.
The Evening Star Bays thorp Is con
siderable cxcitbmeht in armjr circle's ]
growing out of the report that Major
Uelioii , paymaster U. S. A. , is a do-
aulter , ai.d deserter. Nelson foi
some time 1ms been stationed in New
York City , anu it is alleged
, liat ho gambled on stocks and lost
: onsiderable in Wall street. Recentlj
lie made arrangements to make a pay <
inent to troops at Fort Garland and s
check for § 40,000 , which ne attempt
ed to negotiate , was dishonored a fort
night ago. He was peremptorily or
dered by telfgraph to report in thi ;
: ity. He should have beett here , at tin
ateat , laat Samlay morning. Soilif
now five days overdue , the impressioi
is gdteral that lie has deserted Jthi
service and left the country. Thi
imonnt of the alleged defalcation o
Major Nelson is about § 15,000. Tin
overnment loses nothing , as hii
Bondsmen are good for more thai
flotiblo the amount of his alleged do
Pope Bob Ex-Communicates Himself.
Special dispatch to The Bee.
CmcAGO.Sept. 10,10 p. m.-Thenigh
session of the liberal league was pro
longed to 12 o'clock by a discusaioi
between Col. Bob lugersoll nnd H L
Green on ono side and nerrly all thi
remainder of the league on the othar
The question was the Comstock law
n relation to obscene literature , art <
finrlly , b'eing unable to agree , Mr
Ingersoll said they would have li
travel different roads in liberalism
and he an'd Mr. Green withdrew a
officers and members of the league
The platform was then adopted
They had three sessions , morning
afternoon and evening , all being ii
the nature of a lovo-feast , there bein
short speeches from any ono on an ;
subject. The only variation was
little tilt , resulting in the expulslo
of Robert 0 Spencer , of Milwaukee
chairman of the finance committee
who introduced a resolution laat til
league undertake to reform everj
thing , and that it bo turned over t
the spiritualists and free lovers. H
was promptly voted out , and re
ma-ked that ho was glad to leav
them , as his hopes in regard to th
league had been wholly blasted. H
afterwards remaaked to a reporte
that they were a set of free loversan
he was glad to get out o . their con
pany. All public interest in th
league apparently vanished whe
Ingcreoll withdrew from it.
Special Dispatch to the le.
CHICAGO , September 20 , 1 a. m.-
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll delivers
his lecture entitled "What must n
do to be saved , " at McVicker's the ;
tre yesterdav afternoon before a larj
audience. His manly stand again
the sanction of obscene literature i
the liberal league last evening at
his witndrawal from that body wh <
defeated , has been the theme of mu <
comment , and has doubtless won hi
many friends among the better clas
es. The Hersey music hall was n
open to the liberal league yesterda
and they had their deliberation
another hall. They have decided n
to attempt to organize a political pt
ty this year , but expect to be wi
prepared for the next president !
Fusionists Again Have a
Chance to Howl.
Plaisted Leads With 14 Plural
ity With Five Towns
to Hear Proni.
Special Dispatch to TfiH B ; ? <
CHICAGO , Sept 19,10 p. iii. J * D.
Bunh ; , a veteran who served under
Hancock during the war , and who
now proposes to walk from Chicago to
Governor's lahnd , N. Y. , Gen. Hin-
cock's hc&dquartera , commenced his
long tramp laat evening , leaving the
Ialmdr house , accompanied as far as
Twenty-second street by the Hancock
veterans and several democratic clubs.
He carries an nddr ate . Hancock
from Homo western veterans , and ex
pects to get up considerable enthu
siasm for Hancock and English on the
Special dispatch to The Bee.
NEW YOKE , September 20 , 1 a. m.
A dispatch received from Portland ,
Mo. , at a late hour Saturday night by
the national democratic committee ,
says : Criminal complaint has beeu
raado in Senator Elaine's own town ,
Augusta , against ono of his agents
upon proof that ho paid four men 10
each for their votes.
Special D.spatch to The Bco.
PORTLAND , lie. , September 20 , 1 a.
m. Returns are in from all but fiVe
towns , and Phisted has 73,055 votes ,
Davis 73,536 ; giving Plaisted
a plurality of 14. The towns to hear
from are Foote , Kent , St. Francis ,
Wade , Wallagfow , Arooatock and
Long Islandj in Hancock county. In
IStG , those towns gave lOO fusion ma
jority and last year 176 , so that Plais-
ted'a election is considered certain.
Special Dispatch to TniBn. ,
WASHINOTON , September 20,1 a. m.
Gen. Weaver , greenback candidate
for president , was in tl e city yester
day on his way to West Virginia ,
where ho will niako several speeches.
Before leaving hero last night ho sent
the following telegram to Gen. H. At ?
Plaisted , Bangor , Maine : "I con
gratulate you on the grand Gght you
have made in Maine for the green
back-labor party. It will inspire otir
friends with confidence and strength'
en them for the great battles which
remain to be fought. I hope you are
elected. It is most amusing to see
the democratic leaders masquerading
behind the greenlnck party and call
ing our victory a democratic btiom.
They fail to tell the public that y6U
were nominated at a straight green-
backer and that a democrat could not
have carried the state. That they re
quested you to make pledges to them
when they gave you their endorse
ment and that you de'clitic'd j that their
2tate central committee subsequently
demanded pledges 01 JC and your
second refusal ; said committee ru-
quested you to withdraw , as a . candi
date and you declined to do that.
The democrats showed their good
eenae by voting the greenback ticket ,
let us all rrjoico. "
Special fllspahh to MI Jl i
BRIDGEPORT , Sept. 18 , An ex
plosion occurred Friday at ono of
the small buildings of iho Union Me-
talic cartridge company , used f6r mix
ing fulminate. Firemen were killed
and the building blown to atoms.
SAN FKANCISCO , September IS. At
the meeting of the commissioners yes
terday , Dennis Kearney denlanded to
know why the greenback party was
not represented in the board of regis
tration. The mayor said the commis
sioners had rcaolvod to recognize only
the democrats , republicans and workingmen -
ingmen and would not recede from
their action.
Nfcw YottK , September 18. The
first seven bales of the new croj
of Sea Island. 6otion has arrived
hero from Charleston. 1'he ' cot
ton waa raised on Edisto Island and
the grades iiro fine. The high price
of 37 cents a pound was { laid for iti
NEW YOUK , September 18. The
bank statement is unfavorable. Fol
lowing are the changes : Loans in
creased , § 407,300 ; sf/ecib / increased ;
8177,000 ; legal tenders decreased ,
8430,500 ; deposits increased , S578 ,
200 ; circulation decreased , 89,100
reserve decreased , § 398,050 ; banki
hold In excess , § 5,302,825.
CHICAGO , September 18 , 4 p. m.
The silverware factory of W. Weath
J crton was burned List night. Loss
§ 8,000.
CHICAGO , September 18 4 p. in.
In a row in an Indiana street Ealooi
last night , a Scandinavian namc (
Bangaow , was fatally stabbed by An
drew Anderson. Anderson was ar
1 DETROIT , Mich. , September 18.-
Mills & Merrill's machine shops am
foundry at East Saginaw , burned thi
morning. Loss $15,000 ; insurance
1 815,000.v
WASIHNGTON' , Sentember 10,4 p m
Gem Francis A. Walker receirec
yesterday a letter from Gr. F. Andei
son , formerly a brigadier general i :
the confederate army , telling Genera
Walker that at Reams station in 18G4
a sword was taken from a colonel wh
was a prisoner , nnd has since been i
Anderson's posaetsion. It is now re
turned to General Walker who ha
just been asceitiined to ba the cap
tured colonel.
NEW XOKK , September 10. Rigr ,
Rev. Henry Cdtrell. bishop of Edit
burg , has arrived hero to atteud th
triennial convention of theProlcatar
Episcopal church of the Unite
States , to bo held in Phlladolphi
next month. The convention will I
one of great importance to the churcl
by reason of thu subjects that will I
brought up for dismission and tl :
business that will ruve to bo trnn
st acted. Del gates from every state i
stn the Union , and several distinguish !
id n ministers from s-broad will be presen
in CHICAOO , September 19 Tl
inm : O'Leary seventy five hour champio
m ship walk cf the world closed at 10 : !
a- Saturday night. Score : Dobler 2 !
aot milea and Bauks 213. They _ saw
otr was impossible to muke the 250 mil
at required to take the belt and prizt
ot and hence stopped before the expit
tion of the tiina. Dan O'Leary ni
James Smith made a match to wj
al fifty miles for § 250. Smith withdn
at twenty-two miles , forfeiting t
money to O'Loary , who was "three
miles ahead.
BOSTON , September 19. St. Jullen
is here , and will trot against his rec
ord next Saturday.
NEW YORK , September IS. Dr. R.
V. Pierce , member of congreei from
this district , has sent hid resignation
to the secretary of state. Cause , ac
cumulation of business while abroad
in search of health.
NEW YORK , September 19. Very
unexpectedly Muorc , Jenkins & Co. ,
wholezala ijrocerd , failed Saturday ,
for § 300,000. Assets , § 2oOCCO.
NEW YORK , September 19 Wm.
Pegram , colored , and Harry Howard
started for Eugland enlcr
the contest with Jtowcll and others
for the Astluy belt , in November
CHICAGO , September 19. Jno Deb
ler leaves for Europe to-day and will
compete for the Astley bait. O'Leary
backs Dobler , but will not go to Eug-
Ijnd. O'Leary intends to send also a
heel and too walker from this coun
try , prepared to compete with any
English champion of the same gait ,
either Guyon or Faber will go.
SAtfFiiANUiaeo , September 10,10 p.
m The president reviewed the school
children on Vanneis avenue Satur
day afternoon. Thitty thousand
children were present. Bouquets
were showered on the presidential
party. A largo laboring men demon
stration to mi press the president with
the anti-Chinese feeling of the people
of the Pacific coast.
SAX FRANCIHCO , September 19 , 10
p. in. Santa Claus having made his
mile in 2:18 : , it is reported that his
owner will challenge Maud S. to trot
for § 10,000.
Who Beats Her Own and All
Other Records.
Special Dispatch to Tlio lice.
CHICAGO , September 10 10 p. m.
Tne greatest feat in the annals of the
turf was trotted by Maud S on the
Chicago Jockey Club course Saturday.
She beat her own record by three-
fourths of a second and St. Julien's
by half a second , making the extra
ordinary time of 2:10 . The crowd
was smnll , not over . ' 5,000 , owing to
threatening Weathsrram falling about
the time the races were to begin , and
many believed they would bo post
poned. But there waa no lack of
enthusiasm over the splendid per
formance. The crowd cheered as
Bair drove out iho little mare and she
appeared to appreciate the compli
ment , for she trotted , not only the
fastest , but one of the nicest races ev
er witnessed. There was not a break ,
swerve Or misstep ill the entire mile
and Maud came home as strong and
freah and eagei1 JV when she started
out. On the laat quarter , fehe had to
face the strong northwest wind and
the dnverhoplng to overcome it.tapp-
ed her gently with the whip , to which
she responded splendidly without , In
the least , losing her equilibrium.
There were many timer's in the crowd
and the instant Maud S passed under
the wire , it wa3 seen that she had
beaten her record. Without waiting
for the judges to make the official an
nouncement , the crowd rose to Its
feet , hats were thrown iu Iho air , la-
dieswaved their parasols and handker
chiefs , men shouted , and the roar of
appliuiso wai deafening. A crowd
gathered around Manager Stone and
Driver Bair and offered congratula
tions. They were invited up into the
judges stand and the people cried for
a speech , but being modest men they
quietly withdrew. .According to the
oflicial figures Maud's great feat shows
the following interesting analysis :
The first quarter was made
ifi thirty-four seconds : half in
1:04 : ] ; three-quarters in 1:30 : and
mile in 2:10 : ] . The aecoml quarter ,
in 303 seconds , was at the rate of a
mile in 2:03 : ; third quarter in olj , at
the rate of a mile in 2.0. > ; fourth
quarter , in 33J , at iho rate of 2:15 :
per mile The first three-quarters of
a mile was the fastest ever trotted ,
being at the rate nf 2.05 to the mile ;
the last three quarters was likewise
the fastest over trotted , being at the
rate of 2:07 : ? to the mile. The middle
half-mile waa the fastest over trotted ,
being in 1.02 , or at the rate of i:04 ! : to
the mile.
This event also platfes the Chicago
track as the fastest in the country.
The fastest pacing race and the
{ rotting nice have now been made
on this course. The other races o ;
the afternoon , although good , had
little attraction when IMaml S. retired
A Striuo for the Eight.
, Sept. 19,10 p. in The
strike of brakcman and firemen on the
Pacific railway threatens to seriouslj
interfere with the traffic. The lives
of the men , who replaced the strikers ,
are threatened and they are afraid tc
run the trains. A detachment oi
police is detailed to protect the ar
rival and departure of trains. Publii
sympathy is with the men , whose
demand is considered reasonable.
Increasing Prosperity.
Special Dispatch to tlio Ike.
NEW YORK , September 19 II
p. m. The business activity a
the river fronts , just now , is _ as grea-
as it has * ever been in the history o
thia city. Boats occupy every berth
every picket Is loaded with good
nnd the streets running parallel will
the river fronts and radiating streets
are packed with vehicles of alldcscrip
tions , and merchandise and men. Th
canals are being pressed to the utmoa
to get through , to Now York , al
freights possible before cold weathe
sets in. The steamship and railroa
companies are handling immens
amounts of freight and on every sid
are seen signs of increasing proaperitj
Steamboat , Horror Averted.
Special Dispatch to Tun i'sr. .
NIAGARA FALLS , September 19 , 1
p. m. The steamer "Rotheaaj
o caught tire Saturday overling on Lai ,
, o Ontario , while on her regular tri
s- with a largo number of passenger
sn Prompt action on the part of tl
; d officers prevented a terrible disaste
Base Ball ;
1O Special Dispatch to The Dee
tiThe following games of baeo b
! 0 were played September 17th :
27 BOSTON Providence 1 , Bostons
it "WORCESTER Worcester * 3 Treys
es GLEVELAXD Buffalos 3 , Clev
13 , lands 8.
aBROOKLYN Brooklyns 5 , Meti
id politana 7.
Ik CHICAGO Cnicagoa nCincinnatia ,
iw The game was called at eight innit
he on account of darkness.
3E3 ISC. X . V 3B X. IE5
Cor.JDouglas and 13th Sts.
Gives Great Bargains in Ladies'and Gents ]
All Kinds Of
We Guarantee The Best Goods For The Least Money.
Gives iiniversal Satisfaction and that it is stead
ily and rapidly increasing in public lavor.
The White Machine justly claims to be the
best made , the easiest running , the simplest in
construction and the most perfect Machine in
the market
The White Co. employ as agents men of in
tegrity , and purchasers are always satisfied ,
because they find everything just as repres
Everybody should use this Machine. The
sales so far this year are more than double
the corresponding time last year.
Alltjrders addressed to the Omaha Office ,
will be promptly filled.
Cor. Davenport and 15th Sts. ' Omaha.
Always in the lead with
Every day will add to present , lar e and thorough as
sortments ol'
All the New Fall Fabrics in
Silks , Satins , Velvets & Plushes.
Novelty and Plaid Dress Goods , Momies , „
Cashmeres , and the Popular
in the Newly Introdnced Shades of
And the Various Shades of Bronze that are to be so Popnlar this
Season. . < 3
& BALLS , &c.
In this Department we * are Offering Some Special Bargains
Ladies' full regular Balbriggan , with Silk Clocked Ankle ,
Strangers Visiting the City are Respectfull Invited to Bxamina
D the Finest Display of Eicfi Goods Bver Shown
in the West.
The Leading Eetailers ,
15th and Douglas Sts.
Successors to Jas. K. Isb ,
Dealers in Fine Imported
oExtracts. . Toilet Waters , Colognes , Soaps , Toilet Powders. . &CT ,
AfulUlneoISanrfeallngtiunienU. Pocket Owes , Trrowja and Suproitera. AhwIuUIy . ru
. hour of tha night.
Drags aid Chemlcali uaed In Dtapenimj. PrrtcriptUnjnUedatany
iga Jas. K. Ish. _ J rencejHcHahon.
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