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8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , TIBTDAT , OCTOBER 10. 1&S5.
A DISBANDED ORGANIZATION
Comcthiirj About the Pioucor Hook and
SHIFTING TROOPS IN WYOMING
Uncle fintu AHct- tins Miulniucs Hunt-
InIn tlmV 'Hl Mr. U'oodinaii'd
ItcslKimtlon KolilH'iI by a
l < 'rlcml * > ljouul NIIIOH.
IMoncci * IIoolc anil [ jadilor Coiniiunv.
Tlio riM'Btil illslnuiilmriit of tin ; Pionror
Hook and Ladder company , ends tlio life
ot uti organization wlitolt lias been ulcii-
tilled willi the growth of Onmliti siiico the
curliest days. A brlof ruvimv of Its his
tory In this commotion may not bo tinin-
The Pioneer Hook and Ladder com
pany had its Inception in the need which
WUH early fell , for some moans by which
lire might be morn readily suppies ed
than by the old-fashioned bucket plan.
Accordingly the Idea of formlni : a lire
company was talked up liy Home of the
leading liisiue ) s men of the young town.
Several attempts at organi/.alioti were
made without avail until up
on the direction of Hcnjamin
Stickles , James Van 0tran and \V. \ J.
Kennedy , the company was finally
formed'May ' ' , 18t" ( ) . I'hu name given it
was the "Pioneer I look ami Ladder Com-
jinny , " and a charter was granted on
January 17 , 1 (11 ( , with the following
charter members : Henj. Stickles , J , b.
3\IoOormiek \ , Henry ( > rav , W.J. Kennedy ,
Henry B. Curtis , I\I. \ li. Clark , P. W.
Hitchcock and Andiew J. Simpson. This
was the first organisation of the kind in
the territory and served faithfully and
well its | mrjio e , being composed of men
of superior intellect and bravery. The
first lest to which the company was sub
jected was vyhen called upon to extin
guish a lire in a dwelling occupied by
J-rijil Krug. After a severe struggle the
lire \VIIM extinguished , contrary to gen
eral cxpcct.it.ion. The ( structure , rebuilt
and remodeled , is now the City hotel , on
The organisation is still continued , but
for a number of years past has
not done any work except upon
extraordinary occasions. At pres-
ei.t its members comprise some
of the best known of Omaha business
men. At a meeting held this week it was
resolved to disband , and next week the
Jinal details of winding up the organiza
tion will be completed.
A better obituary notice could not be
written for this noble organization now
jiassing out of existence than to revive
mime of thu incidents of its palmy days.
Appeal was made this morning for this
purpose to one ol the few gentlemen
liens who yet remain to recite the annals
of the old times.
' 'I cannot , " said the eiti/.on , "uflbrd
you nny Micciut narrative of facts , but
will give you some incidents as they come
"One grand joke I remember on the
company , whieh at the time was a ser
ious matter , but it is to-day to be laughed
at. Wo were just organised , and had
our flrht truck. It wasn't much of a
truck , nor was the apparatus anything
to brag ; about. Yet the running gear
was bright red , and although the longest
ladder would- only take you up some
thirty feet , the oiitlit was better than
nothing , and it was all we had. Among
the firt > t tlren was a bla/o which broke out
in Ihe Iteration house , the caravansary
jiride of the town in those days , but
now occupied as headmiarters for the U.
P. general olliees. The cry of alarm
came through the streets , and' with eager
alacrity the boys came dashing from all
sides to their duty. You understand , of
t'ourhc , we had no horses , and furnished
the motor power ourselves. With a shout
ivo clutched the ropes and plunged out
of the house , which was then situated in
u hollow on Twelve htieet , between Far-
imm ami Douglas , lip the hill we sprung
like the wind , and with a cheer swung
around the corner , when , alas , the truck
got away with us , and turning over
broke into a thousand fragments. Its a
good thing that one of the
hotel chambermaids had sufficient pres
ence of mind to douse a bucket of water
on the fire , for the whole business might
have gone up then as far as we were con
cerned. H. S. MoCormiek doubtless re-
niiinlbers this incident esi > ecially.
"You certainly know that Hen Stickle
was our lir.st foreman. Poor Hen is dead
now. He went back to Sohenectady , N.
Y. , took a railway run as a conductor ,
and died there two years ago. Well , he
had two characteristics when he was
here. lie was incessantly denounc
ing this country and winter anil
mimmcr , without respect to season or
weather , carried three beads of sweat on
the end of his nose. Ills : mtiiuthy ) to
this region was so great that in after
years , when a.sked to come out to reun
ions anil railway facilities had made it an
cany jauntfrom the seaboard , ho .steadily
refused , saying that he did not care to
bravo ihodry showes of Nebraska , where
hand and gravel rattled the year round
against the house tops. The climate
hero , by the way. has changed consider
able since the pioneer days.
"There are two other members whoso
peculiarities are not to be forgotten.
JHO , Shecly , who now lives out in Iho
country somewhere , was in the habit of
invariably geltling hurt at every lire , wo
never made a run that John wasn't car
ried homo on a shutter. When thu Pres
byterian church bu'incd , tlohn collared
tin axe from the truck , and with a
mighty rush rapped the weatherboarding
ing a powerful blow ; the wood was
hpongy and the axe rebounded like light
ning , taking him a clip on the side of
the head and laying him out for several
hours. Then there is Capt. Wilcox ,
who Is still a respected eiti-
/en of thu community : It was
bin habit at every lire to climb to the
topmost point on the burning building
and there , wreathed in flame and smoke ,
to shout and yell throughout the entire
lire. The captain always overworked
himself and got drenching wet , so that
cyery lire gave him a couple of weeks in
"After'a while wo secured tliu proud
possession of a hand engine and the way
wo used to trundle It over the street was a
caution to modern liru service.Vc had
noniu tough tint's fwiuently getting
water , as iho cistern supply was quite an
Ho in In thoiii dajs , Often wo
bioku Into premises and had a not
With the oncupauts over the cistern box.
"Ouo memorable day which is never to
bo forgotten as long as iho old firemen
mid their imumJiutu pcHtjritv survive ,
covered the eoniiiuny with glory. The
country was ; ibluu ; with war spirit ,
tioops were moving from the north in a
i > i rfoet stream di/\vn / \ upon the southern
VJalus. Nebraska at last prepared to
furnish her uunta lo the defenders of the
nation mid the First Nebraska was organ-
J/ed. On thoday preceding the don'irtnro
it.van determine * ! to give the Mild'i r iciys
h great send oil' . Halt the popiiluti m of
the slito : was culled into town , and a big
filmin b.ittlo wis given on the crest of the
hill tip St Mary's avonuo. The Hooks
were culled into requisition ami wore to
make a Hanking charge on the battery of
ten guiif. which constituted the point of
nltsick. The company had on its .summer
Uniform , which wa < rendered distinctive
dilolly r y large , nmplo bottomed white
trousers. Wo formed in line at the
fOot of the hill , holding tlto
right flank , while the ivglniii.it which
Was to leave fur tlm front ' .iui next day
was to bieak the-ceiilor , Wo h.ul nolle
In" ? to litflit willi : tml u run
by watching tlm volunteer line of shim *
niering bayonets. A grand assault was
determined upon nnd slioitly , an orderly
came riding upwii the line in hot haftc ,
giving the division commands. At Inml
AMIS ready and the bugles from the center
pealed the uhnrgu whim the drums on the
think rolled back tin-signal. Wlthachcer
wo broke away. Up the ascent wo sped ,
lifting the most terrori/.ing yells , ami
gamed clo o noon the parapet. Suddenly
it seemed as though the crest of the hill
broke into volcanic tires u Hash and
roar broke forth and \oliinioofsmoko
poured down tnc hillside while a perleet
storm of sod plunged into onr ranks.
Wo slonped half dismayed and Dr.
Ish and Fred King , tlm two fat
men of the company , tumbled
over in their cllorts to check "Up and
at them ! " yelled .Stieklo , and with re
newed courage and another great shout
we started on and up Hut the fellows
with the cannon had reloaded , and now
at point blank range , they poured the
murderous lire of half the battery into
us. The soil llew like eobblo stones , and
stumblm" over the prostrate figures of
Ish and Krng we all wentdown ilia pile ,
enveloped in smoke. Yon ought to have
seen tin ! scramble , for then into the
struggling mass tlio artillery liemls had
lodged another round of sod. HunY Well ,
I should .say so. J , for myself was thor
oughly scared and galloped down the hill
atiuybosi clip while the rest only lee
willingly followed after. Hut vm ought
to have seen our white pants. I'longhing
around in the grass had left Indelible
stains and we dUcnulcd our duck trous
ers forthwith. "
Hunting lit tlioAVcst.
Clerk Klmer Frank , of tlm United
States court , returned a few days since
from his annual hunt on his ranch in
Wyoming in company with .fudgo Dnndy
and his brother Albyn all good shots
and able to bring down thu festive buck
or the bear every time.
Among other points in the general
budget of interesting news which bo
brings back , in some information relative
to the alleged movements of the Ogallala
Sioux , who have been reported as going
ii ] ) to meet the Arapahoes. Mr. Dnndy
said that while camping on his ranche
he came into what threatened to bo
a very unpleasant contact with these red-
"It came about in this wiseho said
yesterday " \Vc had not been in camp
very long before wo lost two of onr most
valuable horses. At first wo did not
know what had become of them , but ,
when a seont arrived in camn
who brought the information
that there was an encamp
ment of 100 lodges of Arapahoe Indians
about live miles from our camp , wo at
once concluded that the redskins were
responsible for the trouble. Wo were
especially Auspicious of the Indians be
cause the trail of the horse's led directly
to their camp However , wo said noth
ing but commenced hunting for our
her es. After a two or three davs search
wo found them forty or lilty miles away.
They bail not been stolen by the Indians ,
butliad .simply strayed oil' . The Indians
wore not inclined to be war-like , though
once or twice they acted in a very sus
picious way. You bet we wont out hunt
ing after that in pairs. No I don't know
wlnit became of the redskins ; they soon
afterwards moved on"somewhere.
"The game in that < -cetion of the conn-
try is very good yet. Our hunting
ground was on Sheen Creek , and the
bears and deer are to be tumid therein
any quantity. Wo killed eight silver-
tipped bears and any number ot deer and
elk. Itnlliiloes are scarce in thatiegion.
Once in a while wo would see some old
bull , but very seldom. Tlm.vuro nowcom-
par.ttivoly plentiful eighty or ninety
miles north of Sheep Creek , but we
didn't go up that far. J'he fact is they
are fast becoming extinct , and I suppose
it won't be very long before one of them
will be an actual curiosity in that sec
tion of the northwest.
"By the way , " concluded Mr. Prank ,
"I noticed before leaving , that lieu.
Marcy , who is one of the oldest of Amer
ican sportsmen , and who never
fails to come out west o\cry
year in search of game , wa *
quoted in a Now York Herald interview
as saying that he hail found : i bunting
ground in Northern Wyoming , which no
white man's toot had ever trod before.
Ho bragged so much about the quantity
of the game ho was in the habit of bag
ging there , that wo concluded to head
him oil' tliis year. We started out sev
eral weeks earlier than usual this year ,
got hold of the general's seout , "Little
uaptisto , " whom wo happen to know ,
and were soon on the famous hunting-
ground. Yon may depend upon it , wo
succeeded in cleaning it out pretty
thorough before we got tbrougn. 'I
think 1 can imagine how the general will
talk to the New Yor . Herald interviewer
when he learns bow his own exclusive
tci ritory has been invaded by rival sports
1'aylng Trllmto lo Unulc .Sain.
It was learned yesterday that the
federal authorities of this stall ! have de
cided to prosecute several landladies of
houses of ill faille for selling liquor with
out first obtaining the go\crumeut li
cense , costing ! ? .T ) .
Yesterday complaint against Mrs.
Thompson , known as Madam T. , and
Mollie Scott , were liled by Assistant
United States District Attorney Bnrtlett ,
before United States Commissioner An
derson. The warrants IIIIVH been issued
and the arrests will probably bo made
this evening. The amount of delinquen
cy of these two women is only sf'J5 , but
lint penalty for selling beer orlue with
out tlm license is quite severe. It is aid
to bo the intention of Iho authorities not
to push these cases for all there is in
them , but slmpl.to tc.u h the \\omeu of
giddy virtue a salutary lcs on on the im
portance of obeying I'nolo Sam. It is
possible that arrests \\i\\ \ \ bo made in
some of the other larger tennis of the
the state on the same score.
The government inspector who have
worked up these cases , also reported the
names of Minnie. Fifirchild and Mollie
( iibson as being deliniiueut , becaiino bo
failed to dibCOMT their licenses placarded
in a conspicuous place. When the mat
ter was investigated ! > , > the local ro\onuo
olllcor it was discovered that these wo
men bad paid.
The payment for this license of ' , ' 5
does not cover the -tutu HCIIIIMhiuh is
$1,000 , and these \\omon iu < < still open
to prosecution on this point. Home cjf
the saloon men complain lh.it their Imsi-
iit'hs is falling of on account of the IS
o'clock order , while the "mndnmcs" are
still allowed to sell beer and \\luo in their
houses without u state license , ami at
any hour. They say that the
city authoriotictf are not doing
thu square thing by thorn ,
and protest that the houses of ill-iopute ,
some of whom do a rushing business in
the way of selling drinks , should bo
compelled to pay the Sloimmh license.
Marshal Cummings , when asked about
Iho matter to-day , hinted that while ho
was not ready to do anything in this di
rection just at present , ho proposed , as
soon as ho could /ot / around to it , to look
up the matter , and see if the madames
could not bo made to pay thu regular
Madam Thompson was arrested yester
day afternoon and taken before Com
missioner Anderson , and was admitted
to bail In tli sum of fWO , Mr Fox , of
Ulair , becoming her smety.
Army MovcmontH ,
Vestorday ( icncr.il Howard" issued
the following important order providing
for tlm removal of troops from Hook
Spring-'and Kumstuti , Wyoming , where
thu recent coal mine riots have occurred.
Everything Is quiet , and it Is anticipated
that there will be no further trouble !
Company F , Sixth infantry , from
KviinstonVjo. . , to its proper station at
Fort Douglas , I'tah.
Lieutenant Colonel T. M , Anderson ,
mid Company A , Ninth infantry , from
Kviinston to their proper station at Fort
I ) . A llussell. Wyo. Lieutenant Colonel
Anderson will take with him from Koek
Springs , W o. , in passing. Company 0.
Ninth infantry , which will take fetation
at Fort 1) ) . A. Hiissell.
Company I , Twenty-first mfantryfrom
Kaii ton lo it j proper place at Fort Fred
Steelo. Wyo. In parsing Hock Springs ,
the commanding ollleor of this company
will loa\c twenty men of the company ,
who will bo temporarily attached for
dnt.to . the two companies of the Se\enth
infantry remaining at that point.
C-unpaiiies A and C , Twonty-lirM in-
fautrv , from Hock Springs to Fort SidJ
ni'V , Neb.
Company K , Twenty-Hi st Infantry.
from Fort 1) ) . A. Kussell to Fort Fred
Stecle , Wyo , where it will take station.
The galling gun now at Kvaustou , will
bo shipped to Hock Springs , Wjo. , with
detachment from company I , Twenty-
Lieut Col. H. L. Chipman , with com
panies by and K , Seventh infantry , and
the detachment of the Twenty-first in
fantry will remain at Hock Springs ,
Wyo. , to carry out the special instruc
tions ho lias received under the presi
Company H , Ninth infantry , will for
the present remain at Kvaiislon.
Lieutenant Colonel Anderson will turn
over to the company commander such
instructions as ho has received concern
ing the duties to bo performed at that
"Uo have received news from Fort
Hobitison , " said ( Jon. Howard yesterday ,
"that they are unable to lind any tri'ce
of the Sioux Indians who are reported to
be committing depredations in that sec
tion of thu country. The report says that
they Imuj scoured thu country around
Fort Hobitison tor a radius of lilty miles. "
The troops at Fort Niobrara are also
scouring the country about the fort for
redskins , but of their success Cicneral
Howard has jet received no report.
Colonel Henry left last CM-niug for
a ten day's tour among the
western posts where he expects to in
spect the rifle ranges and , look after the
rille practice. He goes first to FoitSidney ,
then to Fort Laramic ami then to Fort
Hussell and other western posts.
Gen. Hreck ivturns to-day from his
month's eastern trip. His wife will re
turn with him.
Capt. W. H. Hishee , of ( lie Fourth in
fantry , has been ordered to appear as a
witness before court-martial now in
| ) regress at Tort Omaha.
Tluil "Waterworks Hem.
A reporter for the BEB questioned
Councilman Leo yesterday about the
results of the investigation of his com
mittee into that $7,00 ! ) waterworks item ,
jn which the mayor reported his veto
"I have all the documents in my pos
session , " ho replied , "but the
committee has barely had time
lo investigate the albtir thoroughly. So
far as wo can diseo\cr , the item slipped
.11 , not through au crookedness
m Iho part of undone , but simply by
icgligenee. 1 think the auditor was
inirtlj lo blame lor having embodjed the
original item in the ordinance which was
> assed by the council. Of course we rely
argely upon the auditor to look alter
these things , and see that no item ot ex-
iciiditurc is embodied in the ordinance
mloss it is accounted for correctly. On
ho other hand , the lire and
water works committee , was pait-
y to blame in having rushed
such important expenditures through
without a careful examination of every
torn. The committee are compelled to
sign a report to the effect that they have
carefully e\amined the bills ( which are
ittached lo the icport , generally by pins )
x'forc they are turned over lo the audi-
or. "Now one ver.v strange thing about
.lie whole all'air is , " and here Mr
. . .co sbo weil the reporter the
written recommendation of the
ommillce "is that the $7,000 item is
mbodicd in their ronort itself , besides
> eiug on the attached bill. " In view of
ho fact that the signatures of the com-
nittee are directly miikr the 4-7,000 item
> f the waterwoiks company's bill , it is
certainly strange that they could have
signed t'lio report without being aw.ne of
U important character. The report of
the Investigating committee will be made
te.xt Tuesday , and will piobably be in
iccordaneu with the views ol Air. Lueas
"Con" Men Anvsieil.
Yesterday Officer Mostyn made
three important arrests , whieh
t i-i believed , will lead to
the breaking up ot a notorious
gaud of confidence men who have bi'on
operating between this city and Council
As mentioned in these columiin yester-
lay , a cowboy from Wyoming named
Harry Bromley was coulidenccd out of
Jll by a shaipcr on the old and
time-lionored bogus check plan. Tin :
jonlidcnco man. who -gave his name as
i'hompiou , met Bromley near the depot ,
and on lint strength of olVeiing him a
gooil position on bis stock farm near
St. Louis , soon bccanii' his fast friend.
Yesterday Bromley , dctenuined to
seek revenge on the man who Inul swin
dled him out ot his little all , went down
; > the St. Paul depot in company with
Dlllccr Mostyn , where it was supposed
that Thompson might bo ,
Sure enough the gay and festive "eon"
man was discovered by Bromley iiisidu
[ be depot , and though ho had shaved on"
liis moustache ami otherwise altered his
ippcaranco , he was easily recognised ,
hromlcy rushed up _ to him and although
Thompson made \igorous attempts to es
cape , his victim clung to him. "Let mo
# 1 and I will give you $ . ' . " in money and
i gold watch and chain , " exclaimed
Thompson , sotto > ce. "Not much , " re-
iurned Bromley , "I propose to land you
in jail , before I am thiough with you. "
lust at this point , Olllcor Mostyn niuhod
n and captured two other crooks , who
weie. luidently pals ot Thompson's and
lushed the three oil' to the lockup.
The men were arraigned before Judge
stenbeig yesterday , and Thompson , alias
Sinir.i , was renrinded to jail in default of
$1,50. ) bonds , The other men were re-
k-a-ed , a < > nothing could be proven
On Tiuvday evening at 7 oVloi k in bt.
Philometm'H cathedral , Mr. William A.
Burke was married toMissLiioFancll. .
A large number of friends and rohithe- ,
of the parties most interested were pres
ent at the ceremony , after which dinner
was served at the residence of Mr. , J. K.
Coulter , on Pacific street. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Burke have long been residents of
Omaha , and have many steadfast friends
in this growing city. Mr. and Mrs.
Bmko weie made the recipient of nit-
meroiit and costly presents. Mr. Burke
is connected with the Union Pacific rail-
May , and with his wife will soon go to
housekeeping in Omaha.
Mr. Clark Woodman Wednesday svitlo
Ma\or Hey 1 1 his resignation as a member
of the board of public woiku. 'J'he note
convoying the intulllgeucn to the mayor
wu > the simple statement , "Plonso accept
my resignation. " The c.uue of this ac
tion , however , is woll-'lifown ' , ns Mr.
M oodman has publicly ( threatened to
make the move if T. Omrdnncr was con
tinued as n member of'thc'lioard. '
Mr Woodman , whcif questioned about
the matter , said that hn had as yet re
ceived no answer fronf.Milyor Boyd , but
there was no doubt -the resignation
would be aceoted. | Ho * could not con
sistently remain on the board with Mr.
Briinncr and the only course left him waste
Jt is rumored that Mayor ttoyd will
nominate Mr. 1) . L. Shane * to fill the va
cancy caused by the re igflation of Mr.
The Great llllllnf-il Matoli.
On Monday evening next the public
will bo nllordud an exhibition of a char
acter , which , although always greeted
\\ith much interest throughout thu world ,
lias never before been seen in this city.
Mr. Harvey McKennii , of Detroit , and
Lew Shaw , of Chicago , both high ex
perts in the science , will have a public
billiard match in Boyd's opera house.
'The programme has been arranged as
follows : First game , 200 points
eight-inch unlit line ; second
game , 1,001) points straight
rail , the exhibition concluding \\ith an
exhibition game by Mr. Shaw. Mr.
McKenmi is well known In the city and
has delighted manv eitixens , since Ids
arrival hen : n few weeks ago , with pri
vate exhibitions ot his wonderful skill.
He challenges the world in straight bil
liards. Mr. Shaw is also an excellent
placer ; and hastho reputation of being
the finest exhibition man in the world.
The match is ) ilayed for $ iOO mid the en
tire gate receipts. The table will bo
idaccd on the stage and every shot , can
be seen from all parts of the lioiibe.
Police Conn Docket.
Judge Stenberg did a rushing
yesterday , disposing of the following
Mike Purccll , drunk and disorderly ,
N. C. Plot/ , petit larceny , ten days in
Wm. Boyle and Will Xugauboller , petit
larceny , ten days in county ' jail.
ThoH. DuIVy , , William 'Barry , Daniel
Gibson , suspicious characters , $ M line
and thirty days in county jail.
Frank Stevens , suspicious character ,
thirty days in county jail.
B. Maginuis , Lee Arn.sburg , J. L.
Howard , P. H. Gray , Oscar Milton , Theo.
Linde , suspicious characters , dis
Titos. Smith , attempting to pass a
forged check , remanded to county jail in
detank of sfoOO bail.
John Kustis , grand larceny , remanded
to county jail in default of $1,000
Harry Blockman , II. W. Wallace , H
V. Garner , Flora , Day ; inmates of dis-
oiderly bouse , § 5 and costs each.
Itoubcd by Prifeud.
John Kustis. charged wit h larceny from
the person of William' Miller , was ar
raigned before Judge 'Stojiborg in Ihe
police court j'estorday morning. The story
told at the examination that Miller ,
who Wednesday came from St. Paul , met
Kustis around town last 'night , and in
company with him proceeded to take in
the citv. One of the pl.ice > they visited
was "French Em's , " on Twelfth street ,
where Faistis proceeded to go through
Miller , hiking his wateh-and money. The
women of the house noticiid the robbery
and a policeman was sent ! for. Ollicer
Bellamy answered the'fcalF ' and took the
two men in charge , conveying them to
the city jail , whore they wen : confined
for the night. After hearing the testi
mony yesterday morning Judge Stenberg
hound" Miller over for Inrther examina
tion in the sum of $1,500 and committed
him to jail in default.
U. S. Circuit Court.
The following suits in equity have been
commenced by Judge Hull :
American Freehold Land Mortgage
company vs. William II. Sherman and
others ; Knox county.
Now England Mortgage Security com
pany vs. Crandlo Hand ct nl. ; Jefferson
American Mortgage company of Lon
don , England , vs. Austin Kineiit et al ;
Col fax county.
New England Mortgage company vs.
George F. Goettcr ; Jotlerson county.
American Freehold Land company vs.
James P. King ; Harbin county.
American Freehold Land Mortgage
company of London , England , vs. Joinmn
D. II. Koch ; Buffalo county.
The I-ilquor Incenses.
Ollicer John Turnbull , who has charge
of the city business , informed a reporter
yesterday that all but live or six of the liq-
nor men had paid their licenses , and
these delinquents arc expected to come
to time within a few hours. "The im
pression seems to be , " lie said , "that
some of these saloonmen will tail to pay
their licenses nnd drop out. This is not so
All of them have signified their inten
tion of keeping up with the procession ,
and there will 1)0 ) the same number , 11 ! ) ,
on the register this mouth as last. "
Two men who were digging a dee ] )
ditch on the now court-house property ,
immediately north of the county jail , had
narrowly escaped death yesterday morn-
ning. The embankment caved in upon
them almost completely burying them.
Their fellow woikmeii at once came to
the re-cm : and dug them out. Fortunate-
h neither man was seriously injured.
They wore Swedes and their names could
not bo learned.
The Little Casino skating rink was sold
yesterday atiuicllon , Minder n mortgage
held by J. A. Wakelield , and lliere being
no biddois was bought in .by . that goutlo-
Mian for the nm of $ l70tUThu ! mortga-n :
was given by J. C. UlUoltJ- former owner
of thu rink , which was said to have coit
nearly § 110)1) ) . The rink < will be man
aged l ) > the presant'le-iseo * ! .
Tlio Merchant 'of .Venice.
An interesting let tttra will bu delivered
to-night by Kabbi iBurtson on the
subject of Sh'ikesponrj'sconception of
the "Merchant of VoiiWo'VrqvIowod.
The hour of dlvino services at the Jew
ish S\migogtio has recently been changed
fiom 7fl : ! to 7 o'clock. An invitation is
extended to the public.
"Tho Ireland of To-ilay. "
Key. George W. Pepper , the eloquent
Irish-American orator , will deliver n lee-
turo on "The Ireland of To-dny , " at St.
1'lilloinena'a hull , this evening , under
the auspices of the Emmet Monument
association. . 'The proceeds of the lecture
will bo given to the Parnoll campaign
fund. 'J ickfts lifty cents.
LOOKKlt fulfils rllv. OclitU-i Uth , nlj -j p.
in. , Nellie , wife \Yiillam Looker , a jcd i
Funeral will talie plm-eon Fridiv. Oitobor
imh.nt'Jp. m. , finin her Into residence , cor
ner nt Twi'iitj-slxlh ami Amur i'l.iiv ,
FUcmls reei > ectfnlly ImltuL
This will bo fonnll wmiotldng to purely benefit , not ornamentally lint finnnolnllv. Wo offer notlilnj ; mlnnturo , but purol y
cunranU'o 100 per cent of a saving and at every pouit show more elegance than can bo seen in any one house in America , nnd
wo will guarantee you can save yourself enough en one purchase to warrant anothi'r.for less than a single one of the sumo
kind from any merchant tailor in America would cost jou , and when you see what can bu did for you by making n stnglo pur
chase from us , you will a rec that the pri/.o wo tender is worth your consideration. Yon can wear
0 fl.OO $ O.M1.00 $ -l.no 0 4.89
'That was made by a Merchant Tailor for
$ H.OO $ O.Ol ) $ 8.0J $ 0,01) $ ! ) .GO
$ ii.no $ n.8T $ 1.25 $ n.oo $ n.no
That was iiiudo to order by a Merchant Tailor for
% 7.00 * 7.5J $ b.oO $10.00 $ .11.00 .
Any style of cut or pattern that a mind could imagine , made in Business Suit.s , Walking Suits. Dross nnd Full Dress Stilts
made up in the mo t artistic manner , by making your selections from the following you will not bo disappointed :
510.00 $ io.no $11.00 $11.00 $12.00 $12.10 $15.00 ! $ ll.80 ! $11.00
Was made to order by a Merchant 'Tailor for
$ .n.oo $ j-j.oo sf-w.oa $21.00 ij.vi.oo $20.00 $ .27.00 $ 28.00
$1-1.70 $15.00 fctOOO $17.00 $18.00 § 20.00 $25.00 $ ! ) ! ) .00 $35.00
Was made to order by a leading Merchant Tailor for
$20.0D $ : ) o.0 ( ) fiU'.oo $ : n.oo $ : w.oo ? 10.00 $50.00 $ (10.00 ( $70.09
' 1'he department which will no doubt interest every visitor is one which embraces all the loading styles in
O VIEIIR CO-A.TS
9 o.oo $ 8.00 s n.oo $10.00 $ IO.OT $11.00 $11.40 $13.00 $14.00 ? 1500
Was made to order by a leading Merchant Tailor for
$10.00 $17.00 Jjsia.fiO $ , ' 0.00 $21.00 $22.00 823.00 $21.00 5-20.00 $2 .00 $30.00
And many others lee numerous to mention , which range in price from $1(1 to $ ! 58 , in each one awaits a prize lor you
AT THE ONLY MISFIT
Open evenings until 9 o'clock.
Most of the delegates to the state re
publican convention returned from Lin
coln yesterday morning.
The bill of e.\ceptions in the Italian !
murder case has been signed by Judge
Neville and liled with Clerk Ijams1. of
the district couit.
The work on the paving of South Thir
teenth street , which has been stopped by
recent rains , lias been resumed and is be
ing rapidly pushed.
A meeting of the board of directors of
the Omaha lair was held last evening1 at
the ollico ot Secretary Wheeler , con
siderable business was transacted , a
largo number ol bills being allowed.
The members of the Uniformed Rank
Knightof Pythias arrived Thursday liom
tlio meeting ot the grand lodge at Lin
coln. They express themselves as hav
ing been cordially received and as hav
ing had a "large elegant time. "
Uobort Poland , alias "Windy Iob , "
was arrested by Ollicer Jasperson last
evening and confined in jail , Poland
was mdcred to leave town .sometime
ago by Judge Steuborg , a sentence ol
si\ty days in the county jail being sus
pended in case be did w. Now that ho
has returned to town the .sentence will bo
Tlio awarding committee of the Now
Orleans exposition has just announced
its decision in reference China painting
which was entered for competition. The
lirst honorable mention was given Miss
Mellio Butterlield , of Hastings , the work
on which it was given being an innnenso
lish platter. Mis . Butterlield is a slater
of Col. Chase , of this city.
Jerome C. Pent/.ol , Iho gentlemanly
and deservingly popular clerk of Iho po
lice court , has left his former state of
slnglo blessedness mid has become alien
edict. The warrant for the change was
issued yesterday and ho was placed under
bonds last evening. 'The lady in the ease
is Mrs. Tcna M. Brown , and the happy
couple have the best vvifcbes of a host of
In an interview published yesterday
in the BIB : regarding the waterworks
company's bill against the city , the im
pression was convoyed that the bill found
its way through the usual elmiinul lo tlio
council owing to the carelessness of the
finance committee. Mr. Hehrocder , the
chairman of the linauco committee , sa s
that Ids committee had nothing whatever
to do with the bill , and furthermore it
does not do business in any such loosn
way as was intimated in the interview
Mr. A. B. Cook , of this city , was mar
ried yesterday to Miss Lillian .lack-
son , at the residence of the bride m
Council Blnfls. the ceremony taking
at 2 o'clock. Mr Cook is a clerk m the
local freight ollico ol the Union Pacific ,
amla deservedly popular young man.
while the bride Is ono of tlio f.iuenl and
mobt accomplished young ladies ot Conn
oil Blulls society. Their friends will
wish them a full measino of life s bappi-
nets in their new relation.
Tlio rity Sued.
Six actions for damages nguiiist Iho
city of Omaha by the ohango of grade of
Sherman iivcmn : were commenced in the
district court yesterday. The total
amount of damages asked for U over
$8,000. The phdntigs ami the
damaged which they are alleged to
have sustained , are as follows. Charles
Wedoll , jaW ; JMward M tskulV , sfcllil.
Nols Helnuist , $ IK)5 ) ; Charlotte Ko-,1-
man , * 2JW ; Edward 0. KrJllug , * ! , < # ;
Knut KaMman , $1,500. The attorney lor
the nlaiutiirin all tlio above cases is N.
A Hail Case oTPolsoniiifj
Is that of any man or woman afflicted
with disease or any derangement of the
hver , resulting in poisonous accumula
tions in the blood , scrofulous allcctions ,
sick-headaches , and diseases of the kid
neys , lungs or heart. These troubles can
be cured only by going to the primary
cause , and putting tnc liver in a healthy
condition. To accomplish this result
speedily and effectually nothing has
proved itsell so elbcacionsasDr. Pierce's
"Golden Medical Discovery , " vvhieh has
never tailed to do the work claimed tor
it , and never will.
Mrs. H. C. Patterson has gouo on a
visit to her parents in Kansas City lor a
couple ot weeks.
Tills vowilor iiovcr vnilosA ninivo of
PtmiKili " " ( I liolcMnnrnoiH Mou1 economical
U iui iho oiillniii > ItlnilM , mid ( iiiuint lniMilil In
ouiniiutlt'nn iIth it o imiltltu'lo of liwifst , MKII t
weight mill piinfiiiiiii | | iimuloiH. Hilil only In
runJo ( > ill lltiklnir I'owder ( Jo. , 100 Wall fctiuol ,
N TIMKEN "
OVER 4OO,000 IN USE.
Hilling Vehicle mudo. Itiauiii nu *
withunuMim > Daa two The Hprliian Iciut'brn ti.J
kliurlun according to ttie weight tlici onr. Iviuill ;
in111 nilnptrd lo rouuli runnlrv rouili. nru
> lilcdrUr < > fclti < iii. JMnmifiirtiirrd itrnlrioldby
liil loudinicCuriluaoUulliiuiH unit Diulrrtx
Royal Havana Lottery
( A OOVKII.NMK.NT iNSTITniO.V. )
Drawn at Havana , Cuba. Every 10 lo 14 Days.
Tickets In rilllis. VVlioloi , t-3. lYnutlinix pie
Subject to rm iimnlpulmloii.iuit ciniinlli > < l hy
ttio paiilcH In jntiMcM. II IH tlm fnlii' ' * ! lliliiirtu
lliu niiliiioiir tliiuu'o In cvUlcncu.
l-'or ilckota nij | > ly m siltl'Si'.V & . CO. i u
Ilioiiilwiiy. N , V.l'll ) : M.un'iNd.\C : < > . .l'J Main
A PEItFECT SMOE
ton lAOice , Miieis < . CHILOHCN.
OUR PROOUCTIONB HCPnCSCNTTHB
Pct.-ccTioN or SHOE-MAKING.
IN THEM Cvenv ODJCCTIOII rouno
IN nCADV-MAOC OHOCS IS nCMOVED.
THE success AT ONCC ATTAINED BV
oun COOD3 v/nciicvcn INTRODUCED
ISOWIHOTO THE rACTTHATTHCVflflC' '
CtOVE-FITTINO , ELEGANT IN GTrt-C
HMD WOnKMANSHIP , AND MODERATE
THE HonRona or BREAKINC-IN ARC
AVOIDED : T.IEY ARE COMFORTAIILE
rnoMTHE VERY FIRST.
WE MAKE IS SIZED ! IN 14 WIDTHS I
AND C SHAPES OF TOEB AND HEELS.
icott/er ear ffatne oit tltt Salts ,
J. & T. COUSINS ,
NEBVE Ml , UglyDloixl
Jt'tnous Wealntn , Uraln Worry , liloul Kofttf
Jllllousnrs' ' ? , Costliittiess , NervouslVofitratloii , '
JKMiuil Trouble * anil Irregularities.
Who cxrei ( or tlio dnctoi s' fiioci \ \ ! i < n Ilih
liif.Ullblif rrmi ily U tit Immly ' 1 IK : nntluli U
villlliul Ittu lin < oust Itul lor.H ] | > i.Tlllo , nnil
r.fniii'ialn of vitality uiul vltor. uu rcSit'tiiliiis
mid i ! < clilllritiiiK ; HI Aoool , miMilanr fi'Hni ; of
v\iterlutlie jmrclied unit /uliitliii ; tiavoltr Iu
UmiletPit. 'Jo ticrlinu tnl.liiKUHUiurciiiPdy
v IIIMI sick Is to court Nuflrrliiicuiiil 1" vlto ilcal li.
fttie\f \ uiiHUf > r
Ihe Dr. S. A.I'.iniJMDftEWVB CO. , SI. tatfh ,
Hold by nil DriicitUI" .
SUM jirr botllo , or four bottles lor $5.ua
FOR SALE BY C , F. GOODMAN.
A nicn nf inlno nliiojfiiifi iu/o , " cnya P. / / .
Mllllkcii.'lid \icli-Kiimi piiliinlicr < or Otluiro
Hi'uiili. . nun niKi i > at tlin.o uionllm fl'iiu hu
< ( iiMi > iiinptlii ) iiiurlii.i'f , niiitH cinitclnliid , nuil
pliiiTil mi ItlilnC'ii I'onil nvi Infinity , At Dlicc , II
riiiniHcnciMl In ttnlii , iill'l mm KIOII plunip uiul
lirnltlit. mid llic I'lulil tllll IUis ( " fiiiuti tunlt
moil ) iu I lilt slum n Ijcjini'l nil ci\JI Hi trlii"
Infants A Invalids
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