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8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , TUESDAY , SEPTEMBER 29 , 18S5.
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THE BOYD-JllJRPnY CONTEST
The Committee Oom'ploio Their labora and
Tile Their Ifctyiitii-u. jnuco Uarrott.
INTCHVIEW WITH THE ACTOR
A Pathetic Letter Chaplain Lowla' Court-
martial Trial General Army News ,
A MEETING OF INSURANCE MEN.
Convention of Flro Underwriters
Xo-Uny A Trunk Mystery
Art Italian Pcildlcr
Capt. J. S. Wood and J. S. MManns
finished jestcrday the work of tabulating
the affidavits of the votes sworn In at the
recent city election. Their report is now
ready for Judge McCulloeh , of the coun
ty court , and the Boyd-Murphy contest
case will doubtless bo brought to a speedy
The task of the commfcsion of two
appointed by Judge aUcCullooh , hasbeen
to go through the ballots cast at the clco-
t.ons and select the allldaviU liled ,
These alhdayits were tabulated , accord
ing to the different wards in which they
And lastly the reasons for the issuing of
the allidavits have been picked out ami
tabulated. Some of the reasons given
for the issuing of those allidavits to the
dilVerent voters have been found valid ,
while others it is claimed , are precisely
There were cigjity-throe different ex
cuses for not registering recorded in the
allidavits. Some of them arc extremely
ridiculous. For instance , iiOl persons
applied for election allidavits , alleg
ing that they did register because they
thought they were always registered.
Some other noteworthy excuses are
"Neglect" 181 , "Supposed ? he was regis
tered" eighty-nine. "Forgot" twenty ,
"lie told a fellow to register for him"l
"Did not think ho would vote until elec
tion dny"l "Did not know the time of
registration , " 188 and so on , ad nau
seam i'hese excuses and many others ,
it is claimed arc illegal and the persons
makitigthcm should havcbcen barred from
The following is the list of affidavits
filed , tabulated according to wards :
First ward irs
Pist.dlstrict second ward m
Second district second ward 40-
Third ward 2SJ
Tirst district fourth ward fi'j
Stfcoud district fourth ward 137
First district llfth ward -o ;
Second district fifth ward isu
First district sixth ward EJ
Second district sixth ward 14 : )
Of these 1117'affidavits , the s counsel for
Mr Murphy , Is , . W. Simeral , E j q. , will
claim that unt 177 were issued L for valid
reasons. The other 010 affidavits , ho
thinks , wore illegally issued and the cor
responding votes should be thrown out.
Of course ; some of these illegal alli
davits may have been made by persons
who voted for Mr. Murphy ; but it is be
lieved that the examination in the county
court will dcvclope that the most of them
were procured by the I5oyd parti/.ans.
"I want it understood , " said Mr. Sim-
cral to a reporter j'esterday , "thatl shall
push the case for all it is worth , until the
matter is sifted to the bottom. The case
will probably como up before Judge
' 'McGtilloehf ' of4 thts 'county court , tins
ivcok.'f/ ' / * . , . .
CLawrcucc Barrett adds to his great
professional attainments the qualifica
tions of a profound gentleman. With a
kindly courtesy which reassured the visi
tor a reporter for the columns was , yes
terday , received by the distinguished
"Yon have n splendid town here , " was
oncof Mr. Barret's first remarks , "and
end which from the fact that I have
witnessed the progress of its growth ,
I visit with peculiar pleasure.
Yes , I played hero years ago , when your
present Academy wad the city's pride
and its leading theater. It was a miser
able affair at best to be sure , but Omaha
was a good town and the profession
could noc pass it. T recall one incident
, of those times. Ono night I was playing
> IIamlct , ami had just arrived at the im-
'prcssive ' situation where I delivered the
great soliloquy. There was a number of
Indians in the gallery _ , and they hail oyt-
1"dontly wearied of tao play , for just at
this instant they arosn and began to move
out. They reached the slairs and started
to descend. Apparently they had never
soon a staircase before and suspected
some treachery in the stops , for they all
dropped on their hands and knees and
descended backward in that grotesque
fashion , ft was a trying situation for an
actor in the throes ot "to bo or not to
bo" but I managed "to control myself.
Mr. Barrett cited the recent metropoli
tan departure of the BUB as an evidence
of Omaha's phenomenalgrowthland com
plimented thu local energies which it
The conversation turned for n time
upon Mr. Barrett's profession und ho
ventured a number of opinions upon
theatrical matters which from their
source- are of great Importance. Ho
grunted the drama perpetual lifo
and said that in the future us
in the past , there would bo a leading de
mand lor ( ugh art in its best presenta
tion , Kcvorting to Richelieu , his per
formance of tonight , ho ascribed to it u
distinctive position among stage produc
tions , lie excepted to the reporter's re
mark that Hleheliuu was of a Shakes-
pea rean character by stating that whereas
nil of Shakaspuare'H writings were either
tragedies or comedies , Bulwer's muster-
piece could bo called nothing but a play.
The distinction between a , tragedy and
play , for example , was in that one con
summated with fatality , more or
less general , while the other
Bustnining a serious measure throughout
\y.as exempt from a tragic climax. Speak
ing of contemporaries , he , with natural
delicacy , doollnod to criticize , merely
granting to Mr. liootli a very high place
ntuung thu nutors of all times , uiyl expressing -
pressing silicon ) regret for the misfortune )
which , in McCullough , has robbed the
gtago of one of its greatest geniuses ,
After a very pleasant hair hour's con
versation , tlio dinner hour concluded the
interview , and the reporter retired , fol
lowed by the same perfect courtesy Avhioh
had greeted his entry into the great ac
tor's ' presence.
A PATHKTIO W3TTKR ,
Yesterday Marshal Cummings received
the following pathetic letter from an old
lady in Chadrou , Mrs. Leola Leon :
"Dear Sir I am writing this in hope of
directing your heart sympathy toward n fellowman -
lowman lu distress. Last > cnr In Omaha a
Jlr , ( jelsko. shot himself , le.wing a daughter
' 21 years oKV with ber stepmother. The
btonmother Uei > | ) s a few boarders there now.
Au only son , Kdward who was a trumpeter ; , *
Foit Uoblnson in the Flfih cuva/ , received
Ills discharge last Jnimr.ua mine to Chadion.
His sister wrote him from Omalia InJnna
last that she was coi S to IMW home and
did not know wliwu kha would go to. Hitu-o
thtn no word of her or hl3 Mt-p-
mother can IHJ foL even from fi lends.
3Jo Is almoit Insane , thluk'ns
she ( his Mster ) has cone astray , IK lias buen
ill without uionej , ai-iouu slniiiend I
had him come to my houfo whore ho Is now ,
not liavlns money enough to my his way
Home. He has turned , as mnny other ynunc
men. and the cnrd-tnble and drink Is all his
passion. The S2.00 he rarna at night by play
ing the eul tar or violin RO to the card , In hone
of winning tne money to go home on. Un
fortunately , i can not now help him , more
than 10 give him a room. I am also a stmn-
Kcr , from Old Mexico , and now laid up with
a broken limb , and being an nld Indy I know
you will excuse mo in this. TmS Irtl tcaM a
good honest record l/cforc , and If wo can only
get some news from Omaha , It. may save him
fin untimely end. Ho feels Ids position
keenly , havfng the esteem of all at the cast
tor live years. My hcait warns to help him ,
for the sake of my boy I loft on the battle
Held and my husband. Kdward has been
kind to watt on me also since I nm heli > lo ! .
I do not want him at present to know that I
wrote this. If you can lind out from Mrs.
Gclscko In Oinana where Mlsi Dovlo ( Jelscko
Is , please answer ; also the number or address
of ilrs. Oelscke , and oblige ,
Jlns. LUOLA. LKO.V.
The following telegram to the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat is creating considerable
commotion In local army circles :
"Hev. ,1 , Vaughn Ix3wl ? , ixst chaplain In
the army , stationed at Omalm , has got Into
trouble or late through an uncontrollable ap
petite for strong drink , lie has more than
once been put under arrest for drunkenness ,
the last , time on record being only last month.
A court-martini ordered by the department
commander to meet at Fort Omaha leads to
the impression at he war department that
JJev. Mr. Lewis Is to be tried by court-mar
tial. No other oftlccr has been placed under
nrrest at Omaha recently , and the fact that
the court is composed of the full complement
ot ollleers , thirteen , shows that an officer Is
to be tried , and IM a strong indication that his
commission is endangered. As the eoitit Is
ordered by the department commander , there
will be no record of its proceedings forwarded
to the war department , exwpt the accused Is
sentenced to dismissal. Sir. Lewis Is well
known in Washington , having been the rec
tor of St. John's church from IMV to 1871) ) .
lie was appointed chaplain In the army by
President Aithur , December 12 , "
A reporter inquiring about the matter
yesterday of Col. Hall , acting assistant ad
jutant general , was told that Chaplain
Lewis would not , so far as now known
bo court martinlod for drunkenness.
He has just been tried for disrespect to a
superior officer , found guilty and sen
tenced to bo roprcmamled. His failing
for drink , however , is well known , and it
is said that ho was obliged to leave
Washington on that account.
The court martial trial of Cant. Noi-
dug for having * a financial misunderstand
ing with the disbursing officer of the rillo
contest , resulted in his acquittal.
Col. Morrhun , of Fort-Laramie , is in
the city visiting his brother , Lieut.
Gen. Howard had intended to go yester
day for Fort .Niobrara to inspect the new
buildings there , at request ot Geu. I5ris-
bin , but has given up the idea for the
Leave of absence for ono month , ou
surgeon's certificate of disability , has
leen ) granted to Capt. George M.
Downey , Twenty-first infantry , Fort D.
A. Kussell , Wyo. .
The annual meeting of the Missouri ,
Kansas and Nebraska board of fire
underwriters commences in this city this
norning. The sessions will bo held at
'Joyd'a opera house , commencing at 10
o'clock , and the meeting will undoubt
edly be an interesting oue. There are
seventy-five members of the board ,
Christian Stawite , of St. Louis , being
ircsident , and Herbert A. Low , of Kan
sas City , secretary. A largo number of
.ho members arrived in the city vaster-
lay , and lost evening discussed tlie ac-
Jon which will be taken during the ses
sion. Some of the general managers of
the loading insurance companies in the
country will'lKc'pr6Seut , .1 $ will also all
ho state agents and adjusters. The ob-
cct of the meeting is to correct a number
of abuses which have sprung up , and to
so arrange the rates ns to work in uni
formity and harmony. The session will
probably last three days.
A TRUNK MYSTEHY.
The baggage crowd at the B. & . M.
depot had a most exciting experience
yesterday morning. Among the baggage
which came in from the west was a
trunk for transfer to life St. Paul & Oma-
ia road. As the truckman tumbled it to
he ground , it sprung a half do/en join-
ugs and ono of the men was set to repair
t. Ho throw the trunk bottom upward
ind stooped to his task. Ho hadn't time
0 select a nail before he was knocked
liswy with n horrible odor emanating *
'rom the baggage.
"Phew , " ho gasped , starting to his
'eet , "great Jchosaphat , wonder what's
n that trunk ? "
The crowd drew around'and taking a
: olectivc ! whin1 , indulged in unanimous
Thow , " nnd drew oil' .
"Think o it , fellows , " at Instvcntured
ono , "if there should bo a corpse inhere
hero ! "
This touched the key-note of horror ,
nil ejaculated "Jeeminy ! " "We'd bettor
open it , " suggested another , and ono of
the men took up the idea and pro
duced a bunch of miscellaneous hoys
ind a hatch'ct. The crowd gathered
ibont the trunk , every nose covered with
1 handkerchief and every brain filled
vith visions of the I'ittsbnrg trunk and
the MaxwelM'rollor murder. The kcy.s
ill failed and with bated breath thevol-
ititeer operator started to pry off tlio
map with his hatchet. Craok , the rivets
were torn out. Cautiously the lid was
ifted and the mystery of the
scent was about to bo revealed
All hands prepared for exclamations of
lorror , when suddenly the Interior of the
.runk anil its contents wore disclosed.
Not a word was said , and adjournment
was at once tuktm. The trunk was tilled
with prairlo chickens , rabbits , ducks ,
mil various species of game , in the car-
; asses of which the warm weather and
> lue-bottlo lly had performed their
U BY 3IIARPRRS.
John Motta , an Italian fruit peddler at
Thirteenth and Farnam streets , was the
ietim of an old confidence trick yestor-
lay which cost him $900. An unknown
talinn induced him to draw money from
ho bank in order to secure a roll of bills
rom a third Italian by offering to go into
Kirltiorship with him in the saloon bus- !
less. Motta fell into tlio trap , drew the
nnney and met the stranger. The man
irotondod to have lots of money ajul of-
'oral to put It with Mottu's and leave it in
lis caro. He pretended to deposit it in a
land bag which Motta carried , contain-
ng the $ OQO , and then loft sayin > * ho
vould return in a short timo.vhon
tlotta examined his money receptacle ,
lowuvor , ha found it empty. An effort
o lind the successful thieves proved uu-
nvaillng. The same trick has been
vorkcd successfully on Italians in east
ern uitiea recently , one man losing $4,000 ,
jy the operation.
A KICKING HOJlHlli'S WORK.
As K , L. Armstrong , in company with
iis little boy , was driving along Six-
eenth street , neu' ; Farnam , yesterday
afternoon in n dog-cart , the Uorso bpcamo
frightened and began to kickH \ the
excitement of tlii moment Mr , Arm
strong picked lip the boy and threw him *
to the pavement in order to keep him
from being struck by the animal'n heol.s.
lie then jumped from the cart himself ,
and took the horse by the head , The boy
yrug bvwlly seared , but was not seriously
injured. A friend took him in ohuryo ,
un-l M * ironjj again ? wn.vyeil ! to
drive the kicking animal. Before ho hue'
gone n dozen feet , however , the horse
again lot his heels ily , knocking the gen
tinman from the cart. Ilorso nnd can
then went down Sixteenth street on a
furious run , colliding with several
vehicles and causing other runaways.
The street was crowded at the time , bul
no ono was seriously Injured , although
several carriages wcro reeked in the
" GREEN'S OATTIdS D AL.
George B , Green , recently of the live
stock commission linn of Green & Burke ,
South Omaha , has some queer perform
ances to account for. lie may have a
thoroughly satisfactory excuse for his
behavior , but for the sake of his imperil
ed reputation , and to rectify agreat injus
tice done his former business partner , ho
should turn up nnd explain.
Some few days ago Mr. Green went
west and purchased of a California stock
company 110 car loads of cattle. Ho
made the mii-clmsc upon his personal
account ana engaged himself to pay a
ridiculously high ijrico. The cattle were ,
however , snipped in the name of Green
& I'.urkc and reached hero last Tuesday
aflcniQon. Passing through the hands
of the sanitary officers the greater partof
the shipment was condemned as diseased.
Tlio next morning Green left the city
annouciug that he was going to Chicago
cage and since that time he has not been
heard from. His whereabouts are en
tirely unknown and all letters nnd tele
grams sent after him , failed to produce
replies. The whole burden of his rash
transaction was thrown upon his partner ,
Mr , Kurko , who with a most highly com
mendable SPUSO of honor assumed the
task and made settlement. .Everything
has been satisfactorily arranged and the
loss entailed upon Mr. Burke is for
tunately but light.
The lirin will be known henceforth as
M. Burke & Sons.
A. JEALOUS WIFE.
Mrs. Jellenic , n German woman liv
ing In South Omaha , was arraigned in
police court yesterday on : i charge of
disorderly conduct and fighting preferred
by her neighbors. It seems she has a
husband of whom she is terribly jealous ,
and she is all the lime imagining that he
is paying suit to other women. If Mr. J.
so much as glances at another female , in
fact , his spouse is at once seined with the
idea that ho is making love to that
female. This thing has been kept up
for a long time , until Mrs. J. has
become positively insane in the matter
of entertaining a morbid suspicion of
her'liusband's constancy. She is con
stantly applying approurioits epithets to
those of her neighbors whom she sus
pects of being in love with her spouse.
Altogether , the neighborhood is contin
ually kept m hot water.
"Tho woman is insane , "said the judge ,
"and 1 can do nothing with her. Slie
ought to be taken before a board of in
sanity. " He released her with a repri
mand , and she and her female accusers
sailed flightily out of the room. Mrs. J.
was taken before a board of insanity
several months ago , but was releascu.
Her husband is anxious that she be con
fined iu an asylum.
WHERE IS JR.
Marshal Cummings had yesterday a
letter from A. A. Lane , a clerk of the
N'avy yard , ( Navigation office ) , Boston ,
nquiring for Dr. Edward D , Hall , who is
jclicvcd to now bo in Omaha. The
writer says that the doctor ran away
from Maiden , Mass. , last February , leav
ing a wife and child at home in destitute
circumstances. Ho was tracked i to. 'San
Francisco. There ho became awiro.that (
detectives were ou his track , and ho
started cast , coming , it is thought , to
Omaha. The writer says , "Hall will
iirobably try for a divorce in your state ,
which we want to permit , as ho has no
rrounds for one here. If ho is not prac-
: ieing medicine , you may find him acting
as clerk in some drug store , either whole
sale or retail. Ho is about six feet high ,
stout , weighs about aOO pounds , rather
oed looking , dresses wall , is about ! ) ( )
r'ears of ago. 13y furnishing us whatever
nformation you can get about him , you
will very greatly relieve the distress of a
deserted wife and put us all under great
BROUGHT HACK TO IslVIS.
About half past two yesterday morn
ing , Olllcers Bloom and Peirrorwt were
summoned to the house of Mollie Scott ,
corner of Eleventh and Dodge streets ,
where ono of the inmates , Jessie Hayes ,
had attempted to commit suicide by tak
ing a heavy dose of chloroform. They
found the unfortunate girl lying insensi
ble upon , the floor , lifo well-nigh extinct.
Medical assistance was summoned and
after two or three hours hard work , Jes
sie's feet were once more placed in the
land of the living. When questioned
about the matter she denied having
intended to commit suicide , but said
that two men had como into her room
and forced her to swallow the liquid con
tents of a bottle. Those acquainted with
the circumstances of the case , however ,
say that she undoubtedly intended to kill
herself probably on account of a jealous
love for some man , whoso heart shu was
vainly striving to win.
IMAGINE Till ! SC12NKI
There was a scene doubtless Sunday
at 1570 Pier street. Mrs. Mary Swi.shlr r
resides there and some few days ago she
wrote to a Mrs. W. Gill at Davenport ,
Iowa , slating that a certain Mr , Gill , a
plasterer by trade , and believed to bo the
Davenport lady's husband , was paying a
pretended suit to the hand of her ( the
writer's ) sister with intentions that ap
peared suspicious , On Saturday evening
Mrs. Gill reached this city and repaired
forthwith to thu Swlshlcr residence ,
The result of the unpleasant meeting Is
not known , but Mrs. Gill loft last evening
to return to Davoupgrt , and Gill when
interrogated smiled and said that "things
wore hot for a time but there was moro
smoke than fire. "
UNITED PIlIWliYTKKTAN SYNOD.
This evening the western synod
of the United Presbyterian Church will
moot in this city , Delegates from the
United Prcsbytorion churches of Nebras
ka , Minnesota , and Iowa will bo present ,
to the number , it is anticipated , of at
least 100 or 200. The nynoil will prob
ably bo the most largely attended of any
over hold in this section of the northwest ,
us many of the delegates will como herewith
with a desire of seeing a lively , bustling
All meetings will bo held in the U. P.
church , Eighteenth mid Calif oruiastrr.ols.
Last evening the local Presbytery of the
United Presbyterian churches held a
"Pop" Wngnor , the owner of Phyllis ,
and Cummiiiga , ono of th < i owners of Joe
Davis , wcro iu the o'ty ' Sunday and spent
the greater portion of the day with Dick
Wilde , T.hcir horses caino through and
were fient out in the evening on their way
to St. Louis , where they are entered. It
was amusing to hear the rival turfmen
Wanner 's ' is not satisfied by long
! , : 1 > f-n boat His jnar
the cntiro week gaot.wns hero , and do
clarcd that he would tcrcato the oppor
tunlty of showing Grimes and Cumniing
that iio had the bottcfdiorsc.
VOMCE COURT DOCKET.
Judge Stcnberg disposed of the follow
ing cases in pollcoiconrtj-cstcrday :
Mrs. Jcllinick , dieortlcrly conduct , dis
Pearl Baker , disturbance of tfiS peace
$5 nlul costs.
John Dovino. dnin'k and disorderly ,
$5 and costs. Committed in default.
John Kelly , fighting , Committed for
further examination. "
G. H. Walker and John Pugh , va
grants. Discharged , "
William Plum , "Jnnics Stewart am'
Henry Austin , suspicious characters , dls
C.F. Foster , drunk and disorderly , $5
nnd costs , committed in default.
S. K. Surctcn , disorderly conduct , dis
A NOTED OUIMINAt ; .
Deputy Sheriff Waters , of Denver , nr
rived in Omaha yesterday afternoor
from the cast1 , and left last evening for
home. Ho had in his charge 11. G
Formes , a noted swindler , thief am
bigamist , whom ho had captured am
was taking back to Denver to pay thu
penalty of his crimes. The prisoner's
right name is George Kuchner , lint ho
has always been known in Denver as
Formes. Ills last escapade was marrying
a lady of that city , and then robbing hei
of ? SOO worth ot property and skipping
The llrst general annual election of the
above named society was held in the
Stadt theater Sunday , September 27th
Thojollowing officers were elected :
M. Elguttcr , president ; 1. Brown , vice
president ; II. Spiccell , treasurer ; A
Klein , Secretary. Trustees W. Preis
man , Chas. Seheon , 1. Kotholtz , I. Bern
stein , L. Klein.
This society was started only a feu
months ago and is now in a nourishing
TUB FHENCII DOCTUKSS.
A gentleman in this city who had beer
under treatment at the hands of Madame
Dullot , thu great French doctress , who
so mysteriously disappeared last week
has received a letter from Kansas City
statiug that she is there. She is very il
and her husband has gone on a hunting
trip to Linsburg , Kansas. Upon her re
covery she will "do" Kansas Oily and re
pair tlienee to Denver.
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT.
John Spitalnik , an employe in the
smelting works , met with a painful acci
dent yesterday , having his left fool
caught in the elevator , crushing his tqiw.
He wus : taken to the St. Joseph hospital
where Drs. Dysiirt and Sherwood found
it necessary to amputate all of the toes ol
the left fool. _
Late yesterday1 the police arrested
Richard Ltuie and George Lane , who are
accused of robbing John McCloskey of
$ ? .T a week ago last Saturday. The
thieves entered his room on Tenth and
Douglas streets while.be was away and
prying open his trunk filched the contents
A lot of carpenter's tools , captured
from thieves , await an owner at the city
The Hebrew Uimevplimt society is preparing -
paring to give a e'lwr.ity ball in October
John Holmes , a burly colored man ,
was lined $5 anil cost * for assault und
battery in police court yesterday.
William Plum , a suspicious character ,
was given a sentence ot § 20 and ten days
on bread and water in police court
Rev. Andrew Gordon , a returned mis
sionary from Iliiidoostan , arrived in this
city yesterday , and will spend sev
eral days here.
A telegram has been received at police
'luudqiuirtcrs for Mart Watrous , care of
chief of police. No such man is known
by the oluoials.
A circular letter lias been received-by
Marshal Cummings from C. M. Wiley ,
chief of polieo at Macon , Ga. , making
detailed inquiry about the police system
Arrangements have been made to have
the St. Joseph team play a return game
here in two weeks. They left Sunday night
for Denver , Col. , where they play a series
Mrs. Kane , who has been having a
rather extensive quarrel with some ol her
neighbors at Chicago und Eleventh
streets , was lined § 1 and costs by Judge
John Maloney , a tramp who had been
ordered to leave town , was again ar
rested yesterday and was given a sen
tence by Judge Steuborg of a line of $3j-
and thirty days in jail.
A very one-sided game of base ball was
played , yesterday , between the Park
avenue browns and a nine from the U.
P. shops which resulted in a victory for
the former by a score of 2.ri to 3.
John Southard received a sentence in
police court yesterday of § 5 and costs for
being drunk and disorderly. Southard
was charged with a much more serious
and beastly offense , but tlio charge could
not bo proven ,
Frank Christiansen , son of Frederick
ChristiatiKon , died Saturday at his fath
er's residence , on Sauuders and Clark
streets. The funeral took place Sun
day afternoon , a largo number of friends
and relatives being present. Interment
was made in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Articles of Incorporation were filed in
the county oln.k's otlico yesterday of the
"Now Thomson-Houston Electric Light
Company. " The capital stock is $100,000 ,
and the meoriiorotors arc J. C. Regan , J.
K. Kiloy , J , W.H'mldook , George AV.
Duncan. P. G. Regan. Gcorgo Canfiold ,
Alfred S hrodorM.a. ! Fitzgerald andM !
Thomas MiUcrSinclKdward Vinton , of
Valley , wore brought before Justice An
derson yesterday , , , to answer to a
charge ol' breaking into a Union Pacific
box ear , They waroulisonrorcd sleeping
in a box car'at ' VRllory Sunday night , hav
ing broken in uwmo time early in tlio
evening. Their -'examination has boon
postponed till toauorrow.
Emma Grove'sfvwjjo came hero from
West Liberty , Iowa , and entered a house
of prostitution omGapitol avenue , claims
that the unsignedleltor received by Mar
shal Cummings ueldag for her was writ
ten by her lover whom she left in Iowa ,
She declares that ho hasbeen continually
writing to her , and Bending her money
to induce her to como homo. She du
el ares , however , that she will have noth
ing more to do with him and prefers to
remain where she la.
A parly living near Ashland , Neb. ,
pondstho information to detectives in this
city that on August WJth a man riding a
gray mare tried to sell or trade to him a
pair of red gig shafts corresponding in
description to those belonging to the
outfit stolen from Dr. Leisinrlng ou
August ! i > It will bo remembered that
on that ( htO'Eomo ' unknown party drove
oft' with the dot-tor's iron gray mure and
gig , and Blnco then nothing has been
iifswl i om It. Fruln the description
giv < D 1 y thn man nc-ar Ashland it Is
h ' I ' i id 11 t'io ' i .11 " r of tl.o
lair * * t t at i of tl f I'.JP' rty.
A BRIGHT BUSINESS OUTLOOK ,
Opinions of Prominent Wholesale Men Oon-
conricg Oommorcial Prospects.
General Kxprcsslotis or ConlUlcnco lu
tlio Future Growth oi' the Jou-
lilnp and llclall Trade
A reporter was detailed on Saturday , to
tlio task of interviewing some of the rep
resentative wholesale men of tills city ,
relative to the trade prospects for the
coming fall niul. winter. Some twen
ty different jobbing houses were vis
ited , and thu expression of one member -
ber of each linn was noted down. The
collection of opinions will bo found an
interesting one , us showing not only that
the jobbing trade of Omalm is in a healthy
state , but that the prospects for a largo
business during the coming fall and win
ter , are thu.best.
J. S. Hrndv MeCord , Brady & Co.
"From present crop prospects , I expect
: i good trade for fall and winter trade.
Business during the last six months has
been fair but not extra good. "
J. J. Chapman 1) . Si. Slccle & Co.
"Yes , 1 anticipate a lively trade for the
coming fall ami winter. . The state is
opening up rapidly , a title " of emigration
is pouring in-espooially "noticeable along
the line of the Klkhorn Valley road-
crops are good , and in the grocery busi
ness these I'tU'iimstauees are bound to
have an enlivening ollect. Our trade
for the past spring and summer has been
Moritz Meyer Max Meyer & Hro. "I
think wo .shall have a good fall and win
ter trade. People have been accumulat
ing ( -"onie little money during the past
MX mouths , and they now seem willing
to spend it. For the past few months
business with us has been very
E. L. Stone Dewey & Stonn. "Our
men throughout the state report the crops
in splendid condition , and in all suctions
of tlio State , say they , a good fall and
winter trade is to bo anticipated in our
line. The farmers are all making money ,
and it is to bc _ expected that I hey will
spend some of it. In fact , we expect the
biggest trade we have ever hail during
the next six months. "
II. T. Clarke , II. T. Clarke & Sons
"Basing my belief on the prosperity of
Nebraska 1 think that the outlook for the
drug business is fair , but not at all extra.
Of course a good corn crop is assured ,
but there is _ one thing which has to bo
noted in this connection when you make
a prediction about trade for the next few
months. The hogs have been dying very
fast during the past * year and farmers
are not able to feed their corn to good
advantage , but in order to realize any
thing upon it at all will be compelled to
ship it out of the state. Tnis circum
stance of course will tend to diminish the
prolits which would otherwise accrue
from the splendid corn crop of 1S35. So
that , as I said , I think a fair trade for the
fall and winter .season is to be anticipated
jn Nebraska. No , throughout the territor
ies , my men tell mo there exists consider
able business depressions many people
arc complaining of hard times. "
C. A. Fried Lee , Fried & Co. "Our
present trade is good , and judging from
thu crop prospects , 1 should say , in the
hardware line , the outlook for the fall
and winter is exceedingly good. The en
couraging news conies from the eastern
iron centres that trade is reviving. Dur
ing the past six months our business has
been excellent. "
W'J/Broatch : / Broalch & Co. "Pros
pect 6nly fair , nothing super-excellent.
1 think the outlook is better than it was
last year. During the last half of 18S4 ,
trade , which had started out briskly ,
dropped away This year , however , the
same thing is not noticeable , and I be
lieve we snail have a well sustained busi
ness during fall and winter. Still , I find
that pcop.o are not buying in anticipa
tion of tlieir wants , but , are purchasing
in sullicient quantities to meet their present
ent demands. "
J. Oberfelder "For the wholesale mil
linery business the prospects are good.
The crops promise to be excellent , and
this no doubt will bolster up onr trado. "
.l.J.Hrowii .1. J. Urown & Co. "
anticipate no boom for the fall and winter
tor trade. There will be no heavy buy
ing or selling simply a quiet , easy busi
ness. I think that the out-look is more
favorable than it wan at this time last
year. The feeling is belter all around.
Buying promises to bo more liberal. "
W. G. Maul Tootle & Maul i can say
that the out look is only fair. Business
promises to be good , but not at all heavy.
As for Hip business of the past spring and
summer it has been good , without being
at all tremendous.
S. A. Orchard "In my line of business
a good trade is to bu anticipated for the
Fall and winter season. Yes , business has
been immensely good this year. never
butter , in fact. "
W. V. Morse W. V. Morse & Co.
"The prospects for fall and winter in the
wholesale boot and shoe line'Splon / -
lid , splendid. In fact , never bettor.
We arc doing this mouth the
: urgcst business wo ha vo ever
; nown. During the past six months ,
,00 , business in our line has been good.
Yes.Omahais bound to jiavo a prosperous
.rado for the fall and winter , even if she
ias no boom. And mark ye , before you
and J are laid to rest on the hill , Omaha"
will bci t city -100,000 Inhabitants. "
As to the feeling among the bankers of
-his city , the following expression from
: Iou. Kxra Millard , ot the Commercial
National bank , is a representative one :
"Tho banking business of this city , so
'ar as L have observed , is in a sound ,
icalthy condition. For ourselves , we are
lot doing a rushing business , but have
ill we all wo uun attend to. During the
> : tst nix months there has not been such
i demand for money as there was last
season , and the money market is not in
Huuh iv feverish condition. I should say
.hat during the past summer there hits
jcen $1,000.000 lying idle in the banks of
his city , which they have been unable to
oan out. However , the demand for
uonoy is becoming more brisk , and we
low are making some good sized loans
it safe calls , "
Mr , W. O. Taylor , the manager of the
ocal Hradbtreet Agency , in answering
he reporter's query , said that the condi-
ion of business at present throughout
mill city and state -was excellent , and the
irospecu for fall and winter trade like-
" in Nebraska" ho said
vise. "My men ,
'inform mo that business generally is in
a healthy , active condition. "
TO iiniKVLY son or ,
I will bo noted that most of the gcntlo-
nun whoso expressions are printed above.
manifest a confidence in a good fall and
vinter trade. In some lines of business ,
in extraordinarily largo trade is antici-
mted , while in otnon the prospects are
lot so bright. But on the whole , it up-
) oars to bo the opinion that all indiea-
Sons point to a well-sustained business
activity during the next six months
won though there bo no tremendous
> oom. The same observations , too , are
ipplicablo to the retail business of
L These hopeful anticipations are based
on the splendid crop prospects of the
Uite , as well as on the circumstance that
i tide of emigration is pouring into all
parts of Nebraska , constantly opening
ip now localities and developing fresh
centres of trado.
KUW JCUBINd HOrSKS AND MAKUFAC-
Tufprjil' pof the general In 1- " pros
n-ntj of O-nttba , it m-iy bt iiUm-sting
to note that during the past six months
or since March 1 ( 1883 , 180 new retail
houses and fourteen jobbing houses have
been opened in this city , according to
the ollicliil report of llradstfcet.
The following i the classification of
the jobbing concerns :
Notions , I.
Lumber , 1.
Sash , doors , etc. , 1. t
Liquor and cigars , 1. '
Matrcsscs , 1.
General stores , etc. , 1.
Terra cotta , 1.
Jewelry , 1.
Sewing machines , 1.
Axle grease , 1.
Cornice , 1 ,
M1NKHS WANT TO WOIIIC.
The Hock Springs lodge of the Knights
of Labor held a meeting Sunday , and
passed resolutions authorizing all miners
who desired it to return to work. During
the past week about seventy-live of the
refractory miners have availed themselves
of the free transportation u lib red by the
company to leave the town , and those re
maining , something more than leO
In number , are men of families. Large
numbers of these have made application
to the superintendent to he allowed to
return to work , but General Manager
Callaway will have to take action in Hie
matter before Una ! answer is given. He
Is at present out of the city , and his views
are not obtainable.
rllllOWlNO UIIIT FOKTIIti milDCR.
The preliminary work of constructing
the great new bridge of the Union Pacific
was commenced yesterday. A crew of
sixteen men were put to work on the
other side at the edge of the transfer
grounds , building thu spur of track which
will leau to the river's edge for the trans
portation of building material.
George S. Morrison , thesuperintending
engineer , will arrive to-day with a num
ber of plans and spoeilications , contain
ing the details of the work.
Till : 11. & M. IN KANSAS.
General Passenger Agent Kustis , of the
Burlington & Missouri , has issued a cir
cular announcing that the company will
shortly complete an extension of its line
from Republican , Neb. , through Norton ,
Kan. , to Oberlin , Decatur county , Kan. ,
78 miles southwest. The road will have
some lauds to sell in the region of north
west Kansas , and will oiler special in
ducements to visitors to that region.
liSTOIIN ( : ! I'ltKUJUT KATU5.
The restoration of freight rates east of
Chicago , which is announced lor the 1st
prox. . will ailed the rates as well west.
The local agents of the Several roads
running cast from here have been ad
vised Unit the rates will bo restored to
the old tarill' basis.
NOTKS AND 1'KItSOXALS.
General Manager Callaway and wife
went to Denver Saturday evening to
meet and return with thu government di
Frederick F. Chisolm , mining engineer
of the Union Pacific at Denver , has ar
rived in thu oity and will till Air. Orr's
position in General Manager Callaway's
ollico during that gentleman's temporary
nbsunee. Mr. Orr and wife leave Thurs
day on a trip eastward.
The two cargoes of tea recently rc >
ceived in San Francisco by the barl <
"Crupo" and steamer "Artemcsia , " are
being whirled eastward via the Califor
nia tiust freight at the rate of a train per
day. The Uniou Pacific transferred to the
Northwosterd yeitcrday a tea train of
The .several roads of the transient !
ncntal association have already issued
schedules of special rates to the Grand
Army National encampment at San
Francisco in 1886. The fare from Omaha
and return , to properly accredited members
bors of the Grand Army of the Republic
and their families , will .be $50.
ON THE COUXTY.
Mayor Uoyd in a conversation with a
reporter yesterday expressed great
satisfaction at the action of the demo
cratic county central committee in sepa
rating the issues of the state and county
by declaring two primaries for the sclec-
li'on of delegates to each convention.
" 1 am pleased that this has been done , "
said he , "because the county can have no
interest in the factional differences of
the state party , ami would be weakened
by their introduction in the local cam
paign. I am not issuing any bravado
challenge when I now invite in the state
convention the hostility of the hostile if
it must be. As far as the county is con
cerned , the democracy has a cfoir Held
and should fight on tlio basis of a
good candidacy. It Is immaterial to mo
through what influences the nominations
are made , 1 shall merely sit in judgment
on the men , and support good selections
with my best energies. "
"What do you think of the strength of
the county democracy ? " was asked.
"The county , you are aware , lias always
been republican , but I am cqnlidcnt that
wo can make a close light this year and
with well selected candidates wo can
MVE STOCK NOTKS.
The Ogallahv Cattle company had a ,
fmo bunch of &IO cattle at the Omaha
stock yards yesterday.
Thirteen cars of stock arrived at the
ird.s yesterday from Bawlins , belonging
to J. li. Ensley.
Hammond & Co , , bought 253 head of
ropaed beef .steers yesterday.
A train load of oattlo was received
yesterday from Ontario , Oregon , mini-
'icring j)3 ( ) head.
Among those having pigs at thoOinalm
stock yards yesterday , were the follow
ing : lUiss & Uliss , Schuylor , 05 ; K. M.
Brass. , North Loup , 74 ; ( Jilmoro & Sou ,
58 ; Morse , Hogers & Co. , North Bend , 05.
Clark Bros , received another load of
hogs from Shelby yesterday.
New Mexico is said to bo receiving a
good many cattle and horses from old
lu.is claimed that the Johnson /ru : > sj
which has boon introduced to some ex
tent in Montana , is proving poisonous to
powder novw vnj-las. A murrol of
_ IJluiil ) vrbblotomiiiirbj. JIov fmrnonncal
tluiu iliu orillimry UiiuM , iuul fuuuot tic suit ) ! ; >
coruiicilllori with tlioutultltudooClow tc-t.sboi't
w i'LI . 'ui pi. , -'in II..VM.I ! HI iii , in
CHlln. Mil,11 kl k.L. 1 ift'U'J'V" ' , JW < " I ' ! 'fli '
THE 0P , EMPLOYES' ' ANSWER ,
Manager Oallawny Eccoivoa a Eoply to ffls
Lellur to tie Eiuculivo Board.
The Men Sfnlco Complaint of Bnil
Faith null Abused Confidence
They Will Do.
Last evening a largo number of circu
lar loiters wcro received by local officers
of the Knights of Labor from the execu
tive committee of the Union Pacific em
ployes at Denver for distribution among
the shop men at this placo. The matter
was arranged similarly to the recent
publication by General Manager Cnlla-
way , and contains a copy of his letter to
the executive committee at Donvcr. It is
dated at Denver , September 20 , nnd 1 ?
addressed to the employes of the Union
Paeillo railway company. The following
WHV IT 13 ISSUKD :
The following correspondence Is
printed for the information of employes
in order that there may bo no misunder
standing as to the intention of ( he com
mittee in respect of existing diflctilties.
Employes residing west of Cheyenne
will need no proof to substantiate the
charges made , out wo trust that the evi
dence given to those now investigating
will bo published for the information of
KXKCUTIVB COMMlTTr.B EMl'I.OXT.S ,
THOMAS NKAMMM ,
J.N. ComtiN , Chairman.
iinv : TO CAI.I.AAVAY.
After giving Mr. Callaway's letter of
they'd in full , the following answer is
Dies-vr.it , Col. , Sept. 20 , 18S3. To Gene
ral Manager Union Paeillo Kailroad
Dear Sir : In answer to your criticism on
our letter of the liith of September , wn
would frankly acknowledge ) the truth of
the assertion you make when you say wo
expressed onr gratification atthoabsenco
of any cause for complaint , and at the
general harmony prevailing between the
malingers and othi-r omployosof t ho com
pany. Wo would affirm hero that
wo think it a source of the highest
gratification to any man who has the
good of his fellow workmen and 'em
ployers at heart , and we arc notashamed
of the public knowing that we gave ex
pression to the same before you.
When you gave this to the public and
bjf ho doing tried to mislead them on the
question at issue , we think you made a
mistake. Had you made known to them
the fact that up to the time of the out
break between the white men and the
Chinese at Hock Springs yon had never
admitted that the miners were employes
of the company , then the case would be
different and your action consistent.
And we think that your memory must be
defective if you have forgotten the time
when D. O. Clark ordered the discharge
of so ninny men at Carbon because they
joined the organization. We think that
you must remember that you told us in
answer to our correspondence with yo'u
at that time , that coal mines and miners
did not como under your jurisdiction ,
and that they were a separate and dis
tinct body of employes , which did not
come under the control of the managers
of the railroad. Witness your letter to
us of November 12 , 1831 :
OMAHA , Nov. 13 , 18S4. J. N. Corbln , 781
Larimer street , Denver , Colo. , DUAU Sin : I
have your letter of November IHh signed as
secretary of executive committee , In relation
to men who were discharged Iroin the Carbon
mine. I will look into the matter , , but have ,
however , some doubt as.tp my aatlidtyiJoJn
an V way interfere with the operations-oA , , the
different coid companies. Tlio contracts for
KClthiK out tlio coal arc taken by outside par
ties who employ the men and pay them. As
1 now underhtanrt It , we have nothing , what
ever , to do with the conditions of their em
ployment. Very Truly ,
[ Signed. ] S. It. CAIIAWAY.
Believing in your veracity and your
honor as a gonttaiuun , we never again in
terfered with coal miners' grievances ,
until we saw you championing the cause
of the Chinese against the white man.
Whether you were aware of the state"of
things at llock Springs prior to 'the out
break there we do not know , but there is
one thing wo do know , and that is that
both Beckwith , Qtiinn & Co. and D. 0.
( Mark were apprised of the grievances
that existed , , and instead of tlieir trying
to redress the same they added to them.
Permit us to state Unit wo abhor the ac
tion taken by these outraged miners as
much us any ono. And had we not been
mislead by your correspondence with
us in connection with the
miners wo would have laid
thicr grievances before you , which wo
believe has been Kept from you. As to
the cause that led to tlie introduction ol
the Chinese labor on the Union Pacific
system , wo have no desire to discuss it.
There is ono fact we do wish to otiile , and
that is this , that the company can get all
the labor they require from citi/.enu of
this country. Whatever the excuse the
company h'ad for the introduction of the
clement into civilization , there is no ex
cuse for the retention of the same. We
would further Mate that the course you
have taken in this casq is not likely to
begot in your employes that icel-
ing which wo have so earnestly tried to
inspire them with , in regard to your
sense of justice. Wo have been willing
at all times to meet you or any of you.-
subordinates , and talk over any griev
ances that had arisen between us and the
company , and why you should thrcatei
us with such things as soldiers we nro ; r
a loss to know. W arc hnv-abidinr
citizens , and we mean to remain so nut1
our rights and liboriien uro joopardiwr
Then , the first law of nature will guldens
Further , wo think you have abused the
confidence we reposed in you. His rome.-
thing very unusual for an employer of
labor to give to thn public press the pri
vate correspondence of his employes.
Wo would further state that we did not
malro any demand in our letter. Wo sentf *
in a request , believing , as Aye do , that it
was as much to the benefit of the com
pany ns to their employes. Kospootfulty ,
Kxeeutivu Committee U. P. Kmploycg !
TnoMAB NKASHAM , Chairman ; ,
J. N. C'OKUIN , Secretary.
A number of blank petitions to tbi >
ofticursof thollnjoii Pacific for the dia-
i-hnrgi ! of the Chinese have also been re-
toivnd to bis circulated among the com-
pnpy'K employes and busiiu's.s IIKMI rn-
siding in tlift various cities and towns
along ( ho whole Union Paolllo
Comniittcufl were already out in tlu *
lu t evening securing slgnaturea-
following IK the petition ;
A ITIA : -oii FKKK I.ADOK.
To the President and I'ourd o/ Direc
tors of thu Union Pacilio Kailroad Gen
tlemen : We , the iniderbignrd ciU/x > ns
or oinnloveH of the railroad ) riisidinr
upon the line of the Union Pacific road ,
living at Omtihii , do petition your honor-
ablonoanl to remove from your employ
ulirhiiiese labor. If it Is thn rit'lit as
piration for every oitiV.on to bo independ
ent and free , that is not , mihji'ct to arbi
trary power , but dependent only npor-
just laws , the same mu.it Inevitably ap
pear right to him in htaoupiicirv as work > *
man. I'his cannot harmonixo wMh blnvy ' "
labor , ui ; il. Is practiced in coum-ctign (
with the Chinese ) In your employ. There
fore wo pray your honwublo Lourd tu
take immediate slops to remove the
same from our midst.
Quit- number of signatures of k-nd-
ing Im hi'j mmi of the city were KO
1'invd ! isteviiim ; , uiidtlmpetitionwlllbu
i ' 1 ' 'I ' ' ' ' ! Olobrr 10 , wl ; < n all Will
. ! ! ; . . " . ' . 'u t Ad.tuiu ,
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