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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ELEVENTH YEAR OMAHA TUI-SDAY 'MORN.ING , EBBHUAEY 21 1882. 20 ]
rr SHOCKING MURDER.
The Village of Waverly Horri-
fled by a Oold-Bloodod
Jnmoa Cook Shot Through the Heart
nnd Instnntly Killed by a Man
Named Uavon Nnrrow
Escape of the Criminal
The following special dispatch wns
received nt THE BEK oflico yester
LINCOLN , February 20.
Another shocking murder has been
committed nt Wnverly. James Cook
nnd ono R. D. llnvon , from Ken
tucky , were in n bar rooni last even
ing about 5 o'clock , nnd got into n
discussion as to the spelling of the
word "peddler. " The discussion
ended in blows , when Raven drew n
pistol and shot Cook through the
heart , killing him instantly. Cook
is n brother of our enterprising
grocer in this city , nnd was n rcapeo
table young man , engaged in the lum
ber and grain trade nt Wnverly.
Haven is in jail.
Further particulars of this cold
blooded affair were obtained from a
gentlemen who came from there yes
terday. It appears that "Raven nnd
another man were discussing the
spelling of the word "poddlor" quite
excitedly , when Cook sided against
Haven and told him he was mistaken.
Haven thereupon called Cook n
and a liar. Cook slapped
or struck him in the lace , when Raven
pulled his revolver and fired , killing
'Cook instantly , as indicated in the dis
An excited crowd immodiatolygnth-
erod , and while some borp the body
of the murdered man to his home ,
others seized the assassin. A telegram
waa sent Sheriff Ensign nt Lincoln ,
\ and that official promptly responded
) When ho reached Wnverly ho found n
large crowd gathered around the ho
tel , whore a few doterminedmon wore
guarding the prisoner. Somebody
had procured n rope , nnd the crowd
were prepnring to swingRnvon from a
The sheriff assorted his authority
however , and the crowd wore induced
to allow the prisoner to bo taken nway
without violence. Raven waa con
veyed to Lincoln nnd lodged in secure -
cure quarters in the county jail.
Raven is n tramp painter and has
been looked on as a dangerous char
A Somewhat Dramatic Scene
in Court at Denver
Stlcknoy Jumna Out of His Place and
Attempts to Strangle Lawyer
Dispatch to The Chtc go Trlbuno.
DENVEK , Colo. , February 17. To
\ day was one of sensation in the trial
of 0. W. Stickney for the killing of
M. T. Oampau. The state occupied
the day with evidence in rebuttal , and
about 4 o'clock Mrs. Appel , Stickney'a
former boarding mistress , was placed
on the stand. She testified to Mrs.
Sticknoy'a first application to her for
board , in which Mrs. Stickney had
advanced as her reason for desiring to
como , her old acquaintance with Cam-
pau , whom she afterward said had
raped her before this timo. To .this
the defense objected. Tno question
vhich brought up the objection was ,
' "What did Mra. Sticknoy state to you
was the reason she wonted to como to
the house ? "
"Wo object , " said Mr. Patterson.
Jilt. JEUOMK THEN AKOSK
and eaid : "I desire to show by this
witness that Mrs. Sticknoy came to
the house and obtained admission
there after repeated requests , because
she stilted that Mr. Campau was an
old friend of hor's ; they had lived to
gether in the same town , and her hus
band desired that she should board at
the table there ; that subsequently Mr.
Sticknoy returned , found his wife
living there , paid her board from the
time she had been living there up to
the time they It ft together , and that
consequently ho must have boon cog
nizant of the circumstances undnr
which she -waa living there. If the
court ploaae , it is already in evidence
on the pnrt of the defense that this
defendant had observed suspicious
-circumstances , as ho supposed , in the
conduct of Mrs. Stickney with Cam-
pan ; that ho had roeoivod n letter to
himself from his wife when ho was at
the Gunniaon which led him to uup
pose that something might bo wrong ;
SUDDENLY A BOMBSHELL MOU8T
ia the court-room. Sticknoy sprang
to his feetandyelled , "You nronliarr
A. dead silence fell upon the audi
ence , and all eyes wore turned upon
the vrisonor. Ho stood erect , look
ing icross the table at Assistant State's
Attoi'joy Jerome , scarcely eight foot
distanS. Sticknoy's eyes were set in
a fixcdstaro. Thonhis sister jumped
up and tirow ] her arms around his
nock , m/1 forced him slowly back
ward , that as slio was about to over
come hiinho sprang at Jerome. A
dozen jumjed between them , but the
prisoner , wth superhuman strength ,
forced his wty through them , reached
the intorviownV table , and
OKAS-HI ) AT JEIIOME.
'Tho latter stoo\ with uplifted hand
.ready to strike bo prisoner when hu
should spring irrosa the table , A
dozen men aeizou the murderer and
forced him slowl ) backward to his
chair. Ho re trout id with his mouth
.frothing. His sistu throw her arms
trountl his deck and bore him down
into his seat , where ho sat tjlnrinp fur
a minute , nnd then turned his face
wearily. Judge Heolm said ho would
not order the prisoner shackled then ,
but would hare him mnnnclvd ana
shackled if another such outbreak oc
curred. Ho nftcrnurd oidored him
to jail , but finally ngruud to wait iho
decision of the doctors upon the ad
visability of returning him. The stnto
closed with the testimony of Dr. Dennison -
nison , who examined Stickney last
night. Ho testified that Sticknoy's '
eyes and blood were nflected.
WHISKY AND PISTOLS.
Obarles Dowers Empties a Six-
Shooter at John Mayall.
One Ball ITftkos Effect , nnd Produces
rUttsniauth Journal , 18th lust.
At about 8 o'clock ; last nightcUizons
on Main street were startled by a
number of pistol shots in rapid suc
cession , emanating from the darkness
in the vicinity of Peter Merges' shoo
store. Inquiry developed the fact
> hat an altercation had taken place
there between Charles Dowers , Emer
son Dowpra and John Mayall , all
strangers in this city , and that the
Fonnor had done the shooting at the
retreating figure of the latter as ho
ran from him diagonally across Main
street , toward the restaurant on the
southwest of Sixth and Main. JJoforo
nnyon could icncli the ccuno of the
shooting , both the man who did the
shooting nnd the man who was shot
at had disappeared , the man who serv
ed as the target running down sitxh
street and the nuirkainan seeking saio-
ky in another direction. EIIIOHOU
Dowers , who ia n cousin of Clurlos ,
the man wlm did tlio shooting , and
who was with him nt the time of the
altercation , was the only ono of the
! ) lligoront trio who wtia loft to nc-
ouuut to the officers for the afi'air. Ho
says that the party were all pretty
well under the influence of liquor ,
and had met in n saloon some time
oeforo nnd had had a quarrel
over some money that Dowers cLumed
Mayall had taken from him. They had
separated , however , nnd the affair was
no moro thought of until they mot nt
; ho time and plnco of the shooting ,
* hen the quarrel waa renewed , dur
ing which Mayall struck Charles DJW-
ors in tlio month with his fist. Maynll
immediately aftorwnrd started to run ,
when Emerson Dowers called to his
cousin to shoot him , nnd Charles ac
cordingly drew his revolver , a double-
acting six-shooter , nnd emptied every
barrel at Mayall's retreating figure.
Emerson Dowers wns taken in tow by
the officnrs , and when soirched n pair
of heavy brass knucklea was found
upon his person.
For some time it was not known
what became of either OhorlesDowers
or Mayall , nnd the excitement over the
affair nnd partially subsided. About
an hour or less nfter the shooting two
gimtlemen were going homo along past
the ditch on Pearl street , between
Sixth and Seventh , when they heird
a man groaning in the ditch. They
wont back to Patterson's livery stable
and informed Mr. E. Wheeler of what
they had heard , and ho procured n
lantern and proceeded to the place
nnd found the man Mayall in the ditch
almost directly in front of Mr. Pick-
en's carpenter shop. tie wns lifted
out and supported to the office of
Dr. Livingston , Whore it was ascer
tained that n ball had , entered the
man's back juat below the shoulder
blade and to tho' right of the spinal
column. The doctor examined him
and gave it as his opinion that the
man was not very badly hurt. Ho
was then taken to M. M. Curran's
restaurant , where ho remained ever
night. To-day Dr. Schildknect and
Dr. Miller were called to make an ex
amination , and found that the ball
had penetrated the right lung and
was lodged in the right breast. Dr.
Schildknecht gives it us his opinion
that the man is not likely to live.
When found ho was still so drunk aa
to bo almost unable to. toll his niiinc ,
and could give no account of how the
shooting originated or who did it.
There nro various theories as to the
causa of the affray. The ono that
gains most credence is that the par
ties had been gambling and that May-
all had got the boat of the game. He
is believed to be somewhat of n
sharper , and ono of the Dowers boys
siiys that ho know him a year ngo ,
w hun ho traveled under the name of
Mo Waters , Mnyall has beou engaged
for some time past in trimming
hedges for farmers in this county ,
and has lately boon at work for Hen
ry Wolfe , on the Factoryvillo road'
The Dowers brothers nro cousins
nnd reside about seven miles south
east of Ashland. Charles has not
been willing to say very much about
the affair , ouly saying that whisky
and his temper did the work.
Ono of the shots came near doing
other fatal work. A stranger was
stranding in front of Lawrence's res
taurant when the shooting occurred ,
when a ball whizzed by him nnd
crashed through one of the window
panes , scarcely a foot from his head.
Both the Dowers boys are now in
jail nnd Mayall is in charge of the
county commissioners. Ho will proba
bly bo placed in the jail as soon as
quarters can bo rigged for his comfort.
Dr. Schildknocht will make nn effort
to extract the bullet this evening.
WOHKINO MEN HEK HEHK !
A good pair of Boots for 81.75.
Lot of Children's Shoes nt Ii5 cents.
Good pair of Ladies Shoes ut $1.00.
Ladies' Slippers at GO cents.
Extra good Children's Shoes 00 cents.
Splendid Calf Boot nt § 2.55.
This stock must bo closed out to
make room for a largo now stock now
on the road.
WHO & WESTBEUG ,
f7-tf 10th n < l TooVenn
"HOUGH ON HATS , "
The thing ikulred found at la t. Ask
druggist for "Hough on JtatH. " It clears
out rats , mice , roachen , file * , bed ( men : 15c
LIFE AT THE CAPITAL.
The Collapao of the Star Route
Diehenrtenlug to the
Candidates for Governor nud Mny-
Correspondence ol Tlwi Hits.
LINCOLN , Nob. , February 18.Tho
week which opened with such n
flourish of trumpets , ns n week of
great interest in Lincoln , has ended
up ns n very ordinary ono. Monday
morning every newspaper reporter
nnd every hanger-on at the courts believed
lioved the star route cases would re
quire his undivided attention for a
a whole week at least. But the whole
affair came to n sudden nnd disastrous
end on Wodneedny morning , when
Judge Dundy decided that Clary could
not bo compelled to answer nil proper
interrogatories that might bo put to
liim. Mr. Liinbortson did not look
so happy ns ho might have done , and
Mr. Webster was quite crestfallen ,
and not nt all inclined to enter into
convers.vtion in regard to the matter.
The end is not yet , ns there nro other
ndictmonts against Messrs. Iddings ,
Corbin nnd Clary. And doubtless
Mr. L-.unbertaon will make it very
"torrid" for Mr. Clary , ns hodofoatcd
, ho case by refuting to testify after
10' had agreed to do BO. The defond-
anta are very proper appearing young
non ; and though they might enjoy
i cocktail or n giimo of "draw , " they
do not appear in the least like crimi
mis. The proprietors of the stage
ino declare that they will make John
lurny very unhappy. They threaten
ill manner of oxpoanro against that
ilistinguished individual. The sud
den collapse of those cases threatened
, o bankrupt the news gatherers , but
i change in the weather and n few
lorae thieves saved them.
A long time since n man stole n pair
of ponies from n citizen of the bour-
3011 state of Missouri. The other
day Sheriff Ensign went ddwn to Gngo
county , nnd wns fortunate enough to
recover the missing animals , much to
, ho joy of the before mentioned citi
zon. The thief is now learning howe
: o bo useful , and is wearing striped
clothes ns a citizen of the great pro
hibition state of St. John.
State and municipal politics are now
attracting some attention. The can
didates tor governor nro very numer
ous. The boy governor has served his
time nnd ia expected to return to his
rural home north of the Platto. But
Mr. Alexander would like to stay. Ho
lias n occupied n nice , comfortable office -
fico so long and lived at public expense
so happily that ho has a graat desire
to remain nnd feed at the saino crib.
As ho was a soldier , ho will doubtless
seek to call to his aid the soldier ele
Mr. Dawes , the "gentleman from
Crete , " is also believed to bo n candi
date for gubernatorial honors. Hav
ing been chairman of the republican
central committee , ho doubtloos
knowa how such matters are managed ,
and has a considerable following.
From the city of Fremont in the coun
ty of Dodge , comes a long , loud cry ,
"Goo. W. E. Dorsoy.1' Hero in Lin
coln it is believed ho is a candidate
and that he has n "barrel" to help
him through. Fremont people scorn
to know nothing of the inspirations of
their fellow townsman. Wonder , if
lie receives nil his honor uwny from
homo. There nro ns many moro men
tioned and when the time comes they
willvprobnbly all get left.
The city of Lincoln is about to pass
through the throes of a municipal
election. The office of mayor lias
nothing to recommend it to any one ,
nnd still there nro n dozen of aspi
rants. But what are a thousand
petty annoyances when accompanied
by the honor of being mnyor of the
city ? John B , Wright is n candidate
again , and evidently believes in a
third term. No doubt ho will bo a
candidate for governor in two years ,
All the justices of the peace in Lin
coln are oandidatos for police judge.
The emoluments of this office are
A NUDB DEPARTURE.
The Arrival of the Head of a
Family Causes an Interlop
er to Depart Suddenly.
PiTTsnuno , February 20. Hon. A.
W. Campbell , editor of the Wheeling
[ iHclligencer , who became prominent
in the Chicago convention becauau ho
would not vote for Conkling's resolu
tion to support the nominee of the
convention , has instituted proceed
ings ut Wheeling for u divorce from
Ills wife. Una night hist week hu
had arranged to leave Wheeling
on a train departing at about
10 o'clock. He miesod the
train , whereupon ho returned
to the editorial room of his paper nnd
worked until 3 o'clock in the morn
ing , when hu started homo. It seems
that Mrs , Campbell , under the im
pression thut her husband had left the
city , wns entertaining tv gentleman
who had no business there while the
head of the household was absent.
Mr. Campbell had hardly got the door
of his dwelling unlocked and opened
when a man whisked past him out of
the house , with nothing on him but
his undor-garments , 'and canying
his clothes in his arms. Mr.
Campbell took after the man
nnd chased him into n livery stable
tvyo blocks uway. Hero he had some
difficulty in prosecuting his search , us
ho was opposed by u colored hostler ,
who was frioiidly to the fugitive , but
finally ho discovered the man crouched
down in a corner of a stall. Drawing
him out into the light , Mr. Campbtill ,
who is u man of powerful physique ,
jerked him to his foot to got u look at
Ilia fuco. On recognizing him , ho
mid : "Oh , it's you , is it ? That's
all 1 want to know ; " nnd walked
nway. Mr. Campbell went to n hotel
ami spout the remainder of the night.
The next day ho bogiui suit for n divorce -
vorco from his wife otf the ground of
ndultery. The man whom ho had run
down in the Hvory stable was George
K. Whc.it , n lending merchant of
Wheeling , and ono of the wealthiest
men in the city. Mrs. Campbell in
young , very beautiful , nd highly ed
ucated. 'Mr. Campbell married her
about four years ngo , when she waa n
teacher in n female seminary nt
Wheeling She is his second wife.
Mr. Wheat in married. Ho has several
oral grown up children , among whom
are four accomplished daughters. Tlio
event ia the talk \V.h'eoling , but
owing to the prominence of the par
ties concerned , the pipers of that
city have refrained from mentioning
That She Will Have Communi
cation With the Outer
World by Railroad in
Ami to That Eud in Malciug Some
Doxtoroud Movementto Attract
the Attention of the Mutiu-
Cornipondont St. Paul 1'loiuor ,1'rcns.
The railroad movement has gained
L > rcat momentum sincouiy lautand al
ready claims moro attention and ia of
vastly greater intoroat to the people
of the Hills than the political ques
tions , division nnd admission , 'winch
hungry office sookora have labored so
long and strenuously to bpom. This
Lnvrenco ) county projected , if , and
the lower counties , Ponnlngton and
Ouster , have promptly fallen in , con
sequently it may reasonably bo in
ferred that something will be speedily
accomplished. The committiio of
fifleoii mot on Wodnosdayftwhun sub
committees were appointed lo' com
municate with the soyernl railroad
companies looking this way for the
purpose of nscoitanking their views ,
plans and disposition. Luttora ex
plaining the situation hero ,
uid the desire of the people to en
courage in u substantial . manner an
extension of some ono , liiio to the
Hills hnvo been forwarded to the Chicago
cage & Northwestern , Chicago , Mil
waukee & St. Paul , Northern Pacific ,
Sioux City & Pacitio , Union Pacific ,
and the Wyoming , Montana & Pacific
companies. Replies are expected in
time to bo submitted to an adjourned
meeting of the general committee. A
meeting of citizens of * Poiriington
codhty is called nt .Rapid tjhen a
committee will bo appoiiitp V fact in
concert with that of Lawnya.jouuty
in securing congressional J , , .viority
( none existng-ir.-thetoi'rfvtfi A filul
utts ) to vote twenty year b'bnds to the
KXTKNDINO IPS LIME TO THE HILLS.
No amount is specified , but it is
generally understood that at least
$500,000 will bo offered by the throe
counties of the Hills. As intimated
in a previous letter , public favor in
chncs towards n south lino'for , the
reasons that such would afford direct
communication with the mining
camps and districts of the west , and
bocuuao Larumio county , W. T ,
south of the Hills , has already voted
$400,000 in twenty-year bonds to the
Union Pacific , deliverable upon the
completion of - $100 miles of road.
[ This bill has been defeated on ac
count of the limitation clause , nnd n
now bjjll introduced , giving the U. P.
unlimited time to build the rend from
any point in Laramie county it
chooses. Only n few weeks ago an
agent of n Denver syndicate vinited
Deadwood for the purpose of looking
over the ground and of fooling the
I'UMK ON HAILHOAD JIATTKH8.
lie assured your correspondent that
his company had ample means , and
was disposed to construct n direct
line from Denver to Duadwood , and
would do so at once were it not for
the Laramie county bonus , restricted ,
aa it is , for the benefit of the Union
Pacific. If this could bo extinguished ,
or , at least , modified so as to permit
the immediate competition by such
companies us saw fit to enter , the rail
road question would bo practically
solved , Little or no encouragement
is hold out by the Northwestern or
Milwaukee companies , for the reason
that , us their objectiuo point is hun
dreds of miles to the northwest , in
Montana if not on the Pacific coast ,
they could not , without n great devia
tion from direct nnd surveyed lines
approach the Hills even though they so
desired , while the topography of the
country bast of the hills is of u char
acter that precludes the poesibility of
u road from that direction , save at n
very great expense. The Sioux City
& Pacific made conaiderablo strides
hillwards lust year , and will approach
much nearer ere the close of the
present season , but as it is generally
understood that its objtciivit point is
the Yellowstone park , and that it will
pass around and bo some distance
from the southern extremity of the
lulls 100 miles distant from this city
it will bo of very little advantage to
TALK OF A NOUTJIKIIN 1'ACJKIO Bl'Ult.
A little talk hat been heard of a
spur running down from the North
ern Pacific , nnd a year or so ugo n
preliminary survey was inndu with
such purpose in view , but nothing
waa done , and the company doubtless
dropped out of existence. Such a
line , in the absence of one from the
Missouri nnd pausing on to Montana
would bo of great benefit to the Hills ,
and of grout importance- St. Paul ,
which could thetoby secure control of
a trade already vast and valuable , and
which is continually and rapidly de
veloping. The three counties of the
Hills contain u population of 20,000
native , industrious , prosperous people ,
whoso yearly demand for supplies is
Very largo , as was recently siiown in
The Deadwood Pioneer , in a review
of trndo and industrial developments
for the year 1881 , From that exhibit
1 condense the following , lurulo up
from reports of commercial transac
tions entirely , mines , mining nnd
mining machinery not being included ,
nnd from four trndo centers only :
Cnpltnl invested , exclusive of
ImlldltiK * . ? 1,147,000
AVOMKO stock . 1W2,000
Apcrrgnto unlcs niul ircclpU. . . , 3,77-1,000
Caiiltnl Invented . S'-I.HOO
Avcrigo stock . -107,000
8nlonml receipts . 1.1U3,000
CnjilUl Invested . 22.SOO
Hnlcsnncl rocolnt * . 101,500
Cnnltnl . f.lW.OfiO
A vcnxRo clock . H7y,500
Hnlm niul receipts . 1,818,160 ,
CnpHnl Invented . 2OI5C'.0
stock . i"ia r.on .
Snlm niul receipts . G.OSO , WO
The ubovo represents n amnll portion
tion of the annual trndo _ of
Lawrence county only , as in addition
to the cities reported there nro
in the hills , Crook , Spearfish -
fish , llnpid , Ouster , Rockorvillo ,
Hochford , Hill City nnd ninny other
extensive trading points , nnd very
many small ones , which fully warrant
mo in anying that the figures given do
not represent moio than half of the
entire mercantile trndo of the hills.
In addition to this , it the largo nmount
of machinery required in the develop
ment nnd working of the many mines ;
the demands of n largo nnd _ rnpidly
incronaing aij'C'ilturnl community , nnd
beyond this latter the cattle industry ,
the magnitude of which cannot bo
ro'idily described Suruly this trade ,
with its possibilities and probabilities ,
is worth looking nftor , nnd whatever
eastern supply market secures it' , or
nny portion of it , will bo fortunate
indeed. A railroad connecting with
the Northern Pacific would divert
much towards St. Paul.
THE SCOVILLE LETTER
Mrs. Garflela'd Position Renl-
tive to the Guiteuu Oaee
A ain Defl > ocl.
MT . Soovlllo Sny Shi Dl I Not Ex-
pootnRoplyto Her Lotto'- ' .
CLEVKLAND , 0. , February 17. Mra.
Garfiolu received Mra. Soovillo'a lot-
tur this inuruing , but declines to make
any stntuiiiont conconiiiiu it , although
ix iniiubor of roportora and correspond-
unts had called upon bur before noon.
She talked the mutter over with one
or two frionda , undgnvuJ. II. llhodes ,
her huaband'a life-long ftiond , au
thority to give Biieh n statement of
her feelings to the public as ho thought
boat. Ho thereupon informed those
who called that toward tlio slayer of
her husband aim has no malice.
Ho muat answer to his God
a > . < . \ Uv-ths--American poophj. , . ,3for
the sister and all members of his
family she feels only profound pity.
Further than this she asks to bo loft
tilono with her Borrow , and to bo
spared being dragged into useless and
torturing publicity. Although Mrs.
Garfiuld does not give any expression
to her feelings upon the subject of
Guitoai , it can bo set down na truth
that she will have nothing whatever
to do with the case , and that her fu
ture with reference to it will bo as
has boon her past , and that she will
not addrosa President Arthur upon
the subject. All rumors and stories
sot nfloat in contradiction of this state
ment are falno.
Chlcao Tlmu ? ,
Upon receipt of the information
that Mrs. Garlield had roeoivod Mrs.
Scovilla'a letter , a reporter of the
Times was dispatched to that lady's
residence to ascertain if she was aware
of the manner of its reception. The
reporter was requested in a dignified
and reporved manner to state his bu-
"Aro you aware of the fact , Mra.
Scovillo , that Mrs. Garfield has ro-
coivoilgyour lottor1 asked the inter
"I suppose "ho lias. The letter was
registered for Cleveland on Monday ,
and she should have received it before
this time , " was the reply.
"llion you have not aeon a nowupa-
per report to that effect ? "
' 1 have not. I am getting very
tired of the newspapers. They seem
willfully to misrepresent mo and < my
family ull of the time , in every man
ner possible. A paper yesterday
stated that I had written a letter to
Mrs. Cnrfiold in order that she might
uiio her influence with President
Arthur in my brother'n behalf , which
is all sheer nonsense , I got no rest
day or night , on account of the news
papers and the reporters. "
Mrs. Scovillo looked , as well us
spoke , her indignation. "You reporters -
porters , " aho continued , "come hero
it all huurH of the night and resort to
all manner of subterfuges to interview
and annoy me , and then make your
interviews an sensational as possible.
A reporter came hero and tried to in
terview mo when I was so tired and
worn out after my return from Wash
ington that I could scarcely sit up ,
ind when my daughter answered i the
Ijoll and told him I was indisposed , ho
enid h 'would write us nil up good for
not letting him in. ' She told him
'wo would get even with him if ho
did,1 and when ho wrote it up ho lutd
HLAMUKD TUB DOOK IN HIS KAUU ,
and quoted my daughter's words , but
said nothing about his remarks to her ,
Afterwards ho came here with what
li pretended was a telegram from
Wisconsin , and tried to got in to interview -
torview mo. "
The reporter nsmired Mrs. Scovillii
that he hud not come to make any
misrepresentations , and her manner
became finally more unreserved. Shu
invited the interviewer into the par
lor , remarking that ho would wil
lingly answer any reasonable ques
"Mrs. Garfield declines to answer
your letter , Blio says she bears IK
ill will toward you or Guiteau , bu
lops not wish to ho ( Imaged into no
toriety needli'saoly. What do you
.hink of her dcclitiiiii. to answer you
lottorr ! "
"There was nothing in the letter
that culled for an answer , nnd I did
not expect an answer. "
"What wna your idea in writing
Mrs. Garfield ? You deny the impu
tation fiomo of the nowspnpera hnvo
cast upon your motive for writing the
letter ? "
"I Imvo been wanting to wrilo Mrs.
Garfield for the very reason that 1
gave in the loiter ; and , aa I stated ill
that letter , I did write her last July ,
but did not send the lottor. I have
written aa much as fifty aheets of pa
per from which I have nuulo drafts
trom time to time , until 1 had ar
ranged it to suit my ideas as to brev
ity and proper wording. I felt it to
bo a duty it weighed upon my mind.
1 wanted to toll her how I foil for her
in her great trouble. I wanted to
show her that it was not the degraded
wretch Guitoan , but n poor , msniio ,
Miisiniidoii boy , who killed her bus-
bum1. 1 don't aeo lionmy letter
could bo misunderstood. "
"Do you think M s. G.ufield would
have Written you in reply to your let
ter if your letter had not been pub-
liahed ? "
"Sho might l.avo dune so , although
thvro's a vast dilforonco in our sta
tions in life. Slio is a president's
Wife , while 1 am Guitoau's sister ; but
wo arosutlering fora mad mini's fronk
alike. Her suH'oring , no doubt , is
moro intense than mine , an aho
mourns the loaa of her husband , us
only a wife can , while 1 mourn the
loss to the nation of a great and good
man , and that his lito A\na taken by
MY DKMUKTEl ) IIHOTHEU. "
"How do you account for the up
pcunvnco of your letter in print before
Airs. Garfield had received it ? "
"I was almost at a loss to know
how that h.ipponod until I found that
ono of the drafts I had made of the
letter was missing. I used ft great
deal of care in preparing the letter ,
making a final third copy , which 1
registered on Monday. Ono of _ the
copies I put nwny for safo-kooping ,
while the other was loft among my
papers to show aomo of my frionda.
1 was very much surprised when 1
found the letter lutd boon published ,
and , not being able to find the copy I
had left among my papers , cnmo to
the conclusion that some reporter had
Boc.urod.tho copy in some way un
known to mo. Ever since this
terrible calamity I have been
writing all over the house , when
ever 1 had a moment to spare. My
writing materials and manuscripts
were in almost every room , until alter
1 had finished the letter to Mrs. Gar-
field. I changed my room then , nnd
began , taking care of my papers.
About this time some of my board
ers left , and wo were answering ad
vertisements of parties who wanted
rooms and board. My servant had
the privilege of showing parties the
rooms I had occupied ) nnd yoveral
times left gentlemen who coiled
to look at rooms in my libra
ry where my desk stood open
nnd the papers upon it labeled
and strewn about. On ono or two
occasions , coming in and finding
strange gentlemen there and the ser
vant answering the boll for some ono
else , I have eluded her for it. I sup
pose in some wny it was found out
that I had registered the letter , and
sonio ono or two man nrrnn > od to call ,
nnd ; after ono had gene in to look nt
, he rooms , the other would ring , and ,
while his call was being answered by
lie servant , the other made free with
ny papers. This is tlo ; theory the
rest of the family advance as the only
TO HOLVB THE MYSTERY.
it might have boon several days bo-
ere I registered the letter to Mrs.
Sarhold , as every ono in the house
enow I was writing ono , nnd it might
mvo boon kept quiet until it waa cor-
ain I had sent tlio letter nnd then
; iven to the press , for if it had boon
iubliahed before I registered the lot-
er I should have written Mrs. Gar-
iold unothor. I don't know now
whether I did right or wrenS to write
, o her , but I did what I considered
ny duty. I nm very tired of so much
lowepnpor talk about our nffuira. "
The reporter intimated that some
> na had boon given n copy of her lot-
er to bo sold to the iiowspnpora about
ho time tlut oho registered her copy.
880. SHORTJLINE. 1880.
KANSAS CITY ,
St , Joe & Council Bluffs
U Til II UNIT
Direct Line to ST. LOUIS
From Omaha nnd the Weat.
So chtiKO ol < ' " between Omahn and bt. uoi
Mid hut ono between OMAHA tat
Daily Passenger Trains
EASTERN AND WESTEUN CITI E8 with LKSl
CIlAHaESaml IN ADVANCE cl AU ,
OTUBU LINES. -
Fblt entire line Is wUimx | > a with Pullman .
i'klaco 81i't > | > lng Cats , 1'alacu l ) y Co chen , Ulllcr't
iulety V iftt'ortn bud Coupler , and the celebrated
WesUiiuhouho Alr-br ke.
3-Ueo that 5 our ticket r ad > VIA nANHAf
CWV , ( IT. JOSEI'Il & COUNCIL DLUKKH 1U I !
rimj. vl St. Jotiqiu and St. Loult.
llcViU tcr i > li ) fct all caution etnttona In th
Wiwt J.K. UAUKAUD ,
V 0. PAWKS , Ucn. Suiit. , lit. Joseph. Mo )
OHO. V\m. anil Ticket A St. , Bt JOHOi > li , 11 o.
&JIOT lioui ) * ) ) , Ticket Aft.nl ,
1020 Fttnilirun btKut.
A. U. DIHNAVD UoncrM Auuut ,
BOSTON MARKET ,
J. J. PBESVJropr ,
Fresh and Salt Moats of all
Kinds , Poultry , Fish , &o. ,
fTVtJBAKTP g * " * * *
"WINE OF CARDUI" mnfces rosy
uiul uluur coiunluxlons ,
Exalting Shooting AiTrnj- .
NUIonil AmoctAtcd 1'rcM.
LouisVII.I.K , Ky. , February 20. A
very exciting nnd nrobnbty fntnl nlTnir
took plnco this availing on Joli'orson
street , between Sixth nnd Seventh , in
which Joe Wyntt , ov-Rovornmont
innrahnl who bnggod moro moonshin
ers thnn nny mixn in tlio country , was
bully nnd no doubt fntnlly wounded
by .loo Ounninghnm nnd Thco. Connolly
nelly , two deputies of the court.
Wyntt ia n innn of
colobrntod nerve , nnd is ono who hna
never known fenr. lip hna hnd many
oxcitiug incidents in his lifo nnd lina
shot aovornl men , but generally WOH
noting in aelf-dofonso or in the dia-
chnrgo of Ilia duties ns government
ofllror. IHit this time ho hna prohn-
bly met his ninn. During the affair
fourteen shots were fired.
The diillculty commenced in tl eAster
Astor house , n little hotel directly op
posite the tire ongiiio house , nnd
ended in the strcot , whuro Wyntt waa
shot. The origin of the difficulty wna
witnessed by none but the partici
pants , consequently it ia some
what difficult to give tlio
exact particulars. It aooms
wnrrnnta were out for the nrreat of
Wyntt , charging him with selling
liquor to minors. Hearing of this
ho swore ho would pay no .ittontion
to the \v4trants. ' 'Ho would bo
damned if ho hud to pny the fines ,
nud no ofllcor could urrcst him. " lie
ia said to have threatened to shoot
nny man who laid hands
on him. The oflicora attempted to nr-
rest him , when ho pulled n revolver.
Tlio ollicors did the snino nnd the bnt-
tlo rngod from the hotel to the street.
The marshal fired ten out of the four
teen allots. Wyntt fired four times
with his famous pistol , which ho calls
"Trusty. " Uoithor of the mnrshnla
were hurt , except that Connolly's
forehead wns grazed by n bill-
lot juat over the right
oyo. Drs. Onrvin , Rodgora
nnd ethers were cnllod into jail to nt-
tend Wyntt , who wna found to bo very
Horiously injured. The probabilities
nro that ho will die. Ho hna three
wounds ao far ns the doctors can de-
WASHINGTON , February 20. Sena
tor Call's resolution lolativo to polyg
amy quotes from the constitution nnd
says that its sections forbid congress
cimating ntiy Inw by which persona
not ascertained guilty of n criminal
act shall bp deprived or denied nny
rights or privileges or , immunities coii-
forrod by law on othpr citizens.
Senator Fryo'a minority renort of
the contingent fund investigating
coniniittoo will entirely exonerate
Secretary Sherman and Major Power ,
chief 'clerk of the treasury , nnd
censure Ountpdinn Pitnov nnd hia
friends , whom Secretary Folgor re
of the Chostar Victim * .
Pa , , February 20r-Slx
victims' the late explosion' were
buried to-day. All industrial estab
lishments suspended work nnd em
ployes nttonded in n body.
OUIOAQO. February 20.
Whfnt Strong , higher and aotlvd. No.
2 Chicago pring , im@l24T for cash ;
1 2 < j for February ; 1 2 if for March ; 1 203
@ 1 2 i fo April ; i lGjf@l ! 20J fur May ;
1 2. " > 1 for June. No. 3 Chicago spring , ! 10@
1 lOjj rojeotod , 70@78c.
Corn-HlKlier nnd fairly active : 57i@
57 0 forcoiih : C7jc for February ; 58 ja for
March ; ( i'2j@03o for Juno ; rejected , 55Jc.
OntHQuiet i.ut steady ; 412a fur cash ;
404o for February ; 40A j for March ; 40jo
fur Ai rll ; 43Ju for May ; 43ja ] far June ;
rejected , 30c.
JlyaQuiet but steady , at 85o.
Hurley Quiet but fu in and higher , at
Flax Seed Irregular ; 1 101 11.
1'ork Active but lonror ; 17 4517 50
for cash ; 17 45 for February nnd March ;
17C7jfor April ; 17874 for May ; 1807i
Lard Active but lower ; 10 50 for cash
and February ; 10 52J for March ; 11 00 for
Hulk Moats Shiiulilcni , 0 15 ; Hliort ribs ,
0 70 : do clear , ! l 25.
Whisky Lower ; 1 18.
Flour . 12000 10,001)
Wheat . lfi.000 4,009
Corn . 95.000 104,000
Oata . 29,000 21,000
Hyo . 4,000 500
Barley . 13,00 J 10,000
Chicago Jjlvo Stock.
CHICAGO , February 20.
The Drover'a Journal icports OH follows :
IIogH Receipts , 11,000 ; ehiiwienU , 9 ,
000. The market not riU'.tahly changed
uood natives , ficnrcc anil wanted ; common
to moil jnixcil. ( i 10@G 70 ; heavy packing
. .ml uhlpphiK. C 75(3)7 ( ) 25 : I'h'iU Jolnhia
and larders , 7 30@7 50 ; light , 0 3'73J ' ;
uldim and culls , 4 00@ti 00.
Cnttle Kocelptu , 3,800 ; uhlpuieuts ,
lf 00 ; markut strong and active ; exp'iiteru
0 25@fi10 ; no very HUui-r [ cattle here ;
goud to aliolco shipping , 5 GO@G 00 ; com *
man to fair , 4 GO@G 20 ; butchers' , strong ;
imcr to fair 2 25@3 50 ; good to choice ,
3 75@1 70 ; btuekora and feedorn , quiet and
Btoady at 3 00@4 90.
8heoi > KecolptH , 1,800 head ; shipment ) ) ,
GOO head. Market itrong ; Inferior to fair ,
3 C5@4 75 ; medium to good , fi 25@5 50 ;
choice to extra , 5 80@0 00 ; eastern ship
ping demand fair ; local demand for fat
uheep very strong.
DR. P. BOHBBBR ,
Physician and Surgeon.
OltllONIO DISEASES , HIIKUilATISM , tie. ,
Olllco , No.H12 Knnilum St. , between 14th and
Utli , Omaha , Nub. j-8coil3in
Qeo. P. Bern is
REAL ESTATE AGENCY , '
Iblh and Codp.uStc. , Omaha , Neb.
lln ? uciay noKfcTKintTi.ljrolieiHireliuilnui' * .
DAVIS & SNYDER
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