Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 11, 1886, Page 8, Image 8

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The Fearful Woatbor of the Past Few Days
Blightly Moderates.
New Wcfipons of Icsl motion Tor tlio
Army .More Uxlil on the Travis
Case Interesting Local
Stnto of tbeVcatlicr. .
"Well here's " said the
, a how-dyc-do ,
gnburban citixen who pays rent liftccn
] > rr cent above the schedule because the
premise. * ) arc on a street car line , "fifteen
blocks to town and the line shut oil' . Jf
the breath of the balmy spring time Invi
ted a walk down , there'd bo no end of
cars , but as it is almost a fatal undertak
ing there's nary a car in sight. I'll hoof
It and assess the company heavy dama
ges for the loss of my probos. "
" \Vell \ , here's a pretty mcss'svvoro the
the drummer , ripping out a big piratical
oath , as the bland hotel clerk sweetly in
formed him that railway traflic was sus
pended in every direction. "la ) h me in
to a dasholy blank old dash , this cooks
my ' ' Shut up in a state of singe for
half a week while appointments out
west , down south and everywhere are be
ing smashed lo matchwood , and the June
time of my youth is bringing no returns.
The house will never swallow any block
ade excuse. " and ho rushed to the bar
and took three hot drinks , which he
charged up to miscellaneous expenses.
"Well , here's n state of things , "snarled
the merchant as he t inured a deep hole
through the frosty pane with his breath
anil ijcored out into llio deserted streets.
"JliiHiness knocked into a cocked hat and
nobody oven to buy Iho cocked hat.
We'll just inventory the stock , " and ho
commenced by ordering Iho book-keeper
lo go down Into the cellar and count the
lumps in the coal pile.
Meanwhile the "early cili/.cn , " "wid
" and "railroad ollicial" who
ow , com
plained about the previous day's twenty
below kicked like mad while "icemen" as
over testified his jubilant emotions by
once more walking down to llie troxcn
river and smiling upon the solid stream.
The weather yesterday and last night
had not moderated as much as had been
expected. At dawn Iho mercury stood
18' ' below and the best rise of the day , at
about II o'clock , was .1 ° below. Night set
in with the tismporalnro at 8 ° oolow.
Omaha was ( he coldest point on this nar-
allcl west of the Missouri as the follow
ing bulletin of the Union Pacitic shows :
North i'laite , Neb. , clear , calm , 7 °
Cheyenne. Wyo. , clear , calm , 10 ° above.
Laramic , Wyo. , clear , S. 10. wind , 1U"1
Kawllns , Wyo. , cloudy , strong W.
wind , 10 ° above.
Green Hivcr , Wyo. , clear , calm , 12 °
Granger , Wyo. , clear , calm , 12 ° above.
Kvanston , Wyo. , clear , calm , 4 ° above.
Ogden , Utah , clear , calm , 10 ° above.
Denver , Col. , clear , calm , 20 above.
THE lI.OCICAlinAISFI ! : ) .
It can bo safely declared this morning
that Iho railway blockade which has
existed in every direction from the city
for the past four days has been raised.
Every main line of
raihvay-except per
haps the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis
& Omaha , which running to the north
ward has caught the worst of the storm ,
is open , and that the schedule of arrival
and departure will bo generally resumed.
The Q" train duo Friday morning was
the lirst to got through , arriving at 1
o'clock yesterday morning. The train
was the heaviest which has run into llio
city in a loii" ; time. There were nearly
liOO people aboard , The blockade was
encountered Thursday evening at Vil-
lisca , and there the train stoppcu and the
passengers obtained supper and break-
last on the next morning. Hy hard work
the train was pulled dcnvn to Hci ) Oak ,
and dinner taken thcro , and a rest taken
until the next day , when desperate light
ing brought it up to Pacilio Junction ,
where a lunch was obtained. From that
point the remainder of the night up to
1 o'clock was spent in reaching Omaha.
On the arrival of the train the .hotels
were besieged in a fashion which tested
the capacity of every one in the city. At
the Pnxton and Millard pallets were laid
in the halls and when those failed of ac
commodation scores of applicants were
turned away to tind quarters as best they
could in less pretentious hostelries. The
passengers bore their trying experience
with true American fortitude and al
though they looked worn , a more cheer
ful crowd is seldom seen. The onlvgrum-
blor on the train was a crabbed old Kng-
lish tourist who expatiated on the short
comings of "tho blarsted country" until
the passengers wearied of his discontent
and made such game of him that ho wont
to his berth and .stayed llioro for the re
mainder of the blockade , complaining of
a sick headache. The coaches were kept
comfortably warm and all meals fur
nished at the expense of llio road. In
consideration of the company's ollbrts to
mitigate the unavoidable situation , the
occupants of Iho two sleepers drafted the
following :
Aboard Train , Jnn. 0. ISSfl. We , the imtlcr-
nril . ' ' the ' .
p.'tssi'UKCrs on west-hound C' II &
train , which Intt Chlcaico Thur ilay noon ,
us snowbound for two days , desire to ex-
tenil our most licnrly thanks for the uniform
courtesy and consideration extended to us by
Conductor WHlliun Jameson , together with
the other Killioait ol'ctN ! ! : ! , IncludluMr. . holt
lirown , their western Inivi'llnnuwnt :
Juiiios F. Shields , A. ( i. ,
J. A , Frank , J. \Vooilniff ,
1J.V. . Slnieral , K.V. . Skiff.
Kninkll. 11. . . . . . . .l I * ( illmoic . .I , . . . , Hum-go " J. Stafford ,
A. 11. Wolf , II. 11. Wllurenner ,
11. 1) . Itobliison , .Mi * . Win. 1'lnloy ,
Ed. 0. Caller , Airs. C. .M. Hell ,
Itobcit M. Simons , K. 11 , llloi bower ,
Dim Cnroy , S. Dwljrlit Kutoii ,
Jolm .McJ/.mglilln , ItobeitV. \ . Ouitls ,
Emily A. Weaver , ( looojo S. Murlson ,
ilulm K. l.oui'tullolle , Jl. It. 1'nrnnly ,
1.11. Mmdocl ; , .Mrs. I. 11. .Muidock ,
.1. 13. Solii-ld , C. C. .Morrison , "
T. A. Itlonlon , A lux Q. Smith.
Ono af lor the olhcr the blockaded trains
from the east and west arrived during
yesterday and tilled the city with strang "
ers , The capacity of every Institution m
town that pretends to give lodgings was It
exhausted last night.
TUB ici" nirsiKRSs ,
It takes" r.0,000 tons of lee to supply the
refrigerating demands of Omaha.
The harvest season which will begin
witl > | \ rus ] | , ig goon as Iho weather
moderates suflU'lontly will give tem
porary employment to. nearly a.OOO num.
The rate of wages is from I.-IO lo
91.70 , It is estimated that there are at
least 3,000 able bodied men in the city
out of employmcut If thcso then are
really anxious for work they will lind
their opportunity on the ice Held ,
Cutting began Yesterday ou the river
Kenmtrd & Newell , who have the right
to the reservoir , art } at work takinsr off
oot-lhick ico. During thosnap of amonth
ago this concern garnorcd ono thousand
tons of ton-inch ice , and has thoivforo a
Coo < i istart. Hammond & ( Jo's mammoth
Ice house near thn cut-off is having its
forty seven thousand ton's canaelly sup
plied as fast as men can bring it from the
There scorns to bo among a certain
clique , known as the "Kosslor's hall
caiiff , " n soil of organisation wherein
Iho Hue is drawn at if 1,75 for ice cutters.
The crowd numbers'-about thirty men
Who have followed the harvest for years
lud. consider themselves iudisucusiblo.
They have previously announced that
thi'V would submit to no deviation from
thrir rule' and r.iany of the ice dealers ,
in consequence , have declared against
them. The outcome of this small labor
question will perhaps be int'-roting.
The delivery clerk in the po. toflico ,
worn of questioning * ) , has set up a bulle
tin board at the window announcing the
fact that no mails are received , in lan
guage forcible and distinct.
"The delivery department , " said Mr.
Cotilant to n reporter , "is having a rest
now , but the relief lo riniueh of Us pleas
ure in the kntiwlt'dgo of the overwhelm
ing rush which is gathering during
( he resting spell. No mail
has 20110 out or come in since day before
ye.-iiM-day. ( and then only in part ) except
by yesterday's Kansas City train. While
the matter for delivery hero is piling up
in the blockaded trains , outgoing loiters
are aNo accumulating in the ollicc. 15ut.
this last will not bo largo , as Iho cold
weather has had a depressing elleet on
correspondence nnd not many arc writ
ing letters from Omaha.
A reporter interviewed a number of the
olil inhabitants this morning with u view
to sounding them on the subject of the
cold weather.
"Whew ! whew I whew ! " whistled
Councilman Uoodrich , as ho stood ten
derly hugging a base-burner in his store ,
"tins weather is something fearful. Last
night was the coldest over known
in Omaha , to my thinking. In fact I
have iH'Msr known a season of such long
continued cold , with such heavy winds ,
as llio present. There may have been
other nights in the history of Omaha when
the thermom.iler sank lower than it did
last night , but the wind was so violent
that the cold was felt ten fold more than
it would have been otherwise. Three
years ago , for instance , there was a time
when tlio mercury sank a little lower
than it did last night , but owing to the
absence of wind , the cold was not felt
nearly so much. "
"How about the winter of 1850-7 ? "
"That was a very biller winter no
lonbt lint it was not nearly so cold as
some ncoplo imagine. You 'see. in those
days the houses were not constructed ns
warmly as they are now. Most of them
were nothing lint log cabins , having the
chinks stopped up with clay or muslin
cloth or something of that kind. Consequently
quently our grand-fathers and fathers
used to sutler Iar more from the cold than
wo would now. "
Hon. A. J. llanscom was positive Ihat
he had never known a night in the his
tory of Omaha when the cold was felt as
much as it was Kriday night. "There may
have been colder nights , " he said , "but
if there wore , I don't know when. I am
positive that 1 novel- felt the cold so ; no ,
not even during the winter of 1850. '
The enurinp of No. 1 , the out bound
Union Pacilic passenger of Saturday
night , while passing Gilmore about mid
night left the rails and dragged with it
the express , mail and baggage car. No
one was hurt except the engineer .lim
Monalinn who sprained his thumb. The
locomotive and cars were put on the track
after about live hours' work.
A number of school children have hud
their hands fro/en on their way to school.
Matt Glair had ono cheek badly frozen
this morning while shovelling snow from
Iho sidewalk in front of his house. Marsh
Kennard is said lo have unfeelingly re
marked , when he heard of the calaitro-
iihc : "So ? Well it's a cold day when
Matt Clair's check is froxen. "
The street pars arc nearly all running
on schedule time.
The river is fast frcoxing up and ice
cutting will commence in a day or two.
The thermometer in the signal oflice
showed u temperature of 21 ° below zero
at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. As tlio
thermometer is online fourth story of the
government building , the temperature
indicated is a degree or two higher than
on the street.
A test has shown that'the fire'plugs
about the city are not yet frozen up.
Assistant Superintendent Hunt , of the
Waterworks , informo 1 a reporter that
no freeze-up of the pipes about town
has yet been reported. "Thero will bo
none , either , " lip concluded , "no matter
how cold this winter may bo , ns long as
this heavy snow is on the ground.
Colonel Henry who was frosted Fri
day has had some experience with cold
weather , in this country. In Iho winter
of 187.1-73 ho left 15cd Cloud agency for
the Black Hills , was out some two
weeks with . of
in , M 11 ii tin average temperature | UA
1 below zero. The last day , having to
face llio blizzard in an exposed part of
the country , he and his command , some
lifty men , were severely frozen being
saved only by coming across a ranch of
ii "squaw man. " Col. Dodge in his work
"Plains of the Northwest. " graphically
describes this trip , and suffering ; ; of the
command , who to this day feel llio effects
of Ihoir exposure ,
The officials and clerks in the railway
olliccs and mercantile establishment \yho
handle correspondences are nerving
themselves to face a deluge of mail mill-
lor when the blockade is raised.
General Test denies that ho ever gave
the Omaha fair board any forecast oT the
weather for next September , but states
thai lie will do so if il is desired.
F. L. Ilolbrook , of the Union Pacific
engineering donartmcnt , had his face
painfully frosled while running n survey
line at tlio Summit Saturday morning.
Reports at Union Pacilio headquarters
state that a number of the men at
work clearing the track were badly frozen.
Despite Iho blockaded postal service ,
unusually largo sales of stamps were
made at the poslolllce Friday. Ono
corporation bought $ UOO worth and an
other purchased $113. Other largo sales
ran the total amount up to $700.
rho Gun to 1)0 Ailoptuil hy Uncle
A circular from the headquarters of
Iho department of Iho L'laUo , shows that
the army in the spring are to be supplied
with now Springfield rillos with model
5lghts. "This gun , " said Col. Henry ,
inspector of rlllo praolico to a reporter
"is so arranged that with a full
screw you obtain your elevation and al
lowance for drift at the same time. The
"drift" is the ilNlanco which the ball will
sway to 'lho right on account of the twist
receives in leaving the gun. Formerly
the marksman had to make his allowance
for shooting at any given distance that
is in technical phrase obtain
Iho elevation and then by turning a lit-
lie screw make an allowance for the :
drift" of the ball. In the now gun , by
Automatic arrangement , tins allowance
for olovaiiOU .nil drift is made at the
same time
The olliciency of the army , already at a
lilgh point in markmanship , will , it is
believed , bo greatly increased by tlio in
troduction , of the improved gun. The
Springfield or single loader system will :
be adhered to for thn present , as unfavor
able reports are made against the present
magazine guns. "
"What are the mnguzlno guns ? " '
"They are guns witn q magazine attach
ment to the barrel , containing shells , and
so adjusted that a number of shots can bo
lired in quick succession. They are clum
sy and imperfect at present , though in
time they may become sufficiently im
proved to warrant their adoption , "
"What will it cost to introduce this
now gun ? "
"There are 25,000 men to bo supplied
and each gun will cost about f IB. Yes ,
the weapon will have u bayonet attach
ment. "
Cnpt. Iltistln nnd Oon. O'llrlcn K.x-
plain How It Was Us nil.
The BBB presents below n few cold
facts concerning the Travis alleged bri
bery case which have never before been
published. They form u very interesting
nnd iinpurtnnt supplement to tlio tcs-
tinoii3' ! brought out at the recent investi
gation , nnd ought to satlsfyoven the most
hostile to Marshal Gumming * as to
"what became of that $300. "
Capt. 0. B. Kustln was met on Satur
day by a reporter for tlio HJEvlio : en
gaged him in n couvcrs.itiott bearing up
on the Travis ease. Mr. Jiustin , it maybe
bo remembered , testified at llio investi
gation that he had been intiamtely
concerned with tlio disbursement of the
money raised for Travis , ami further that
tlint amount was something less than
'JOO and more than $ 200.
"I can't understand , " he said to the re
porter , "why Dr. Miller wants to strike
John A. Creighton over my shoulders. If
them is any crookedness in tlio affair , I
am the man who ought to bo held respon
sible. I wont to Creighton mid got him
to advance the money to gel Travis back
to his home. It was merely an act of
kindness on the part of John Civighlon.
The Herald said Hint ho disbursed the
money. There is not a word in tlio
testimony to justify such talk. I
disliked very much to bobrought into
tlio ( Jtimnungs investigation , but if t
had refused to attend and give testimony
Iliev might have chargetl that I was
guilty ot soinu crooked work , or knew
something I didn't dare to disclose. This
man Travis is not a bad man. Ik-didn't
commit any forgery , and was incapable
of doing it if ho wanted to. Years ago ,
when the Comstoek and Waslmo mining
business was in a most t1ourisliin < r state ,
Travis was a highly respected and promi
nent man out in tlio Nevada mining
country. He was ' horitV at Pioeho when
1 lirst got acquainted with him. Of late
years no took to drinking and running
with fast women. Finally , ho became
deranged and was taken to the insaiio
asylum in California. He made his es
cape from the asylum. The lirsl thing
his brother out in Utah heard of him was
when ho received : i notice from Omaha
by telegraph that his brother had been
taken to jail while attempting to epmmjt
suicide. lie telegraphed mo to tind his
brother and let him know how badly he
was hurt. Ilu also asked mo to have the
unfortunate man eared for and returned
as soon as he got well. When 1 went to
Creighton Jo raise the money , there was
no complaint tiled charging Travis with
forgery. So far as that is concerned , ho
was simply a victim in that bogus check
transaction. lie got on a spreu and fell
in with some sharpers at the IMutl's who
victimized him after they hail got what
money ho had. Travis comes of a good
family , but writes a. wretched hand , and
couldn't have possibly forged that cheek ,
which was executed by some expert in
such work. "
When Air. liustin was asked about the
money which , it is claimed by the Her
ald , is not accounted for , ho suid : "Wo
didn't use any more money than was ab
solutely needed to get the man in condi
tion for trial and send him back. Travis
was actually almost eaten up by vermin.
His clothes Jiad to be thrown away. In
his deranged condition we could not put
money in his hands nor trust him on the
road with a through ticket. "
When asked why all this had not boon
staled before tlio investigating committee
tee , Captain Itnstin said 'he thought the
tcst'iiiumy of lioncko cleared up nvory-
Ihing , and as ho was not asked to tell ajl
he knew about Travis , ho did not see lit
to volunteer testimony , beyond answer
ing questions put to him. Mr. Kustin
felt extremely sore over the treatment of
.John Croighlon , when ho bad simply
done for a friend what any oilier humane
man would have done under likO circum
Gen. O'liricn was POOH by a reporter
and asked whether lie had known that
Travis was an escaped lunatic from the
California insane asylum. "Of course E
did , " replied tho'goiferal , "and I had my
papers all drawn up for a writ of habeas
corpus for Travis'release on the ground
of insanity. Judge Heneko held the man
longer than ho had any right to , and I
hnilto go several times to him before he
ordered Cummings to release him. "
"Uut what about tlio money ? What
was done with the excess over what it re
quired to pay your fee and buy him a new
suit of clothes ? "
"Wo didn't have money enough to pay 6
legitimate expenses as it was. Travis
couldn't oven nay his doctor's bill. If :
Mr. liurnham had asked mo what had
been done with tlio money 1 could have
told him almost where every dollar went.
More than two-thirds was not disbursed
in Omaha. Travis could not bo safely
sent to his homo alone. So wo hireil a
man to take charge of him , and see him .
through. That made the trip quite ex
pensive , paying fare for two men out
and ono man back , besides incidental ex
penses on the road , and a good round
sum for Inoservices of the man who went
out with Travis. So far as Cummings is
concerned , I didn't need him and wasn't
foolish enough to iiay him for obeying
the judge's order. Ituncke only did what
ho was obliged to do. There was no law
for the hold ing of llio man on the more .
complaint without a requisition. "
A Man From "Wnlioo Sliim ] a tini-Ris
Numlicr ol' AVJso 31 on.
The following intorohango of corre
spondence passing between December . .
iiO and January 8 , may prove interesting
reading matter. It all began in this
harmless inquiry by postal card :
WAHOO , Neb. , Duo. 21) ) . Davlil Brad
ley & Co. , Council Bluffs , Dear Sir : Are \
vou agents for the Now Oarlnans lottery
if so 1'itfl mo a card and oblig by Return
inaill address Wf.lioo , Nob. , Respectfully
This harmless note was matin the butt
jf much merriment and away it went-- :
COUNCIL HI.UKF.S , Iowa , Dec. 2t > .
Slmgart , Wailo & Wcis , City.
Having a customer on
implements in Wahoo , and not carry '
ing the goods Mr. Thomas requires , wo
turn the onior over to you If you do
not keep thorn , iisw it along to some one
who may possibly h.v/u them , lours '
Lruly , DAVID lliun.W & Co.
COUNCIL BUNTS , Iowa , Dec. Ul.
Lininger & Mctcalf Company , Oinah , ' : , I ]
Neb. fr
j The enclosed order has , „
forwarded to ns , but wo can not j >
ill it. As such goods wore handled ox jm
t-nsively in your city during Mr. Tattoo's
Ime , wo think you may bo able to help
lim out. If not , please forward.
Tours respectfully ,
SniKJAiiT , WAITF. & Wins.
P. S , Wo will divide commissions.
OMAHA , Neb. , Jan , 2 , ma.
Jinn-chill Parker , Esq. , president , Parker ,
Robertson & Co. , Omaha , Neb.
DKAH Sin : Referring to papoi's at-
achcd would say as wo do not handle the
articular kind of goods Mr. Thomas
isks for , nor in fact know anything about
lliem , wo take pleasure in Imndm" his
jrdor to you , believing that you will bo
'ully able to satisfy him In this matter.
With the compliments of the season ,
ivo are , respectfully ,
If you cannot give Mr. Thomas the in
formation ho seeks , please pass It on to
whom you think would bo able to do so.
OMAHA ; Nob. . Jan. S , 1880. '
Bucliil Martin , Esq. , Purlin , OrondorlV&
Martin , city.
DKAH 8111 : I take pleasure in handing
you herewith papers relative to an '
inquiry made by a party atYalioo from
n Council BlulTs house fof the agents of a
certain "Lottery. "
It occurs to me that It was useless to
forward the inquiry beyond its original
destination , as L know of noplace which
comes nearer to being a lottery than
Council Bluffs , and the gentleman at
\V ahoo probably had the saine idea when
ho wrote the card.
If you know of any place where thn
gentleman can bo better accommodated
I tru t you will forward the communica
tion , lours truly ,
CnunciiiM. PAKKHI : .
Messrs. Deere , Wells & Co. , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
< } RXTIESIIX : Wo herewith hand you
postal card from Mr. Thomas of \ \ ahoo ,
.Neb. , making inquiries in regard to a
"lottery. " Wo also attach correspond
ence in relation thereto. Acting upon
the suggestion of friend Parker wo re
turn the whole business to the place to
which it. was originally addressed ,
hoping that should you not bo In a
position to accommodate the gentleman
you will forward it to some one who can ,
or in the event of n failure to do this wo
suggest that perhaps it had bolter be re
turned to the house to whom It was
originally addressed , so that they can
make such disposition as they deem best.
Very respectfully yours ,
PAKI.I.V , OiciN'i : oiti > 'K & MAIITIX.
Considering that all the linns whoso
hands the inquiry has reached arc dealers
in wagons , carriages , farm implements ,
etc. , and that the real representative of
the lottery hereabouts Is in jail , Mr.
Thomas ot Wahoo is not in a fair way to
obtain a satisfactory reply.
Short Interviews Gathered In tlio Ho
tel 1totumn ! < ) .
Ed L. Carter , Detroit , Mich : "Tho excitement
citement over the Polish Catholic riots in
our city has almost entirely subsided. I
do not think there is any great danger of
further serious rioting , and yet an out
break may bo looked for at any time.
The impression you receive in reading
telegraphic accounts of the situation is
wrong ; the police have always had
the mastery over tlio rioters , and they
will hold it. No , the priest who has been
deposed by the bishop and whose re
moval was tlio cause of the mutiny on
the part of the Polish congregation was
not a oad man , though there was some
rumored talk against his character. He
was very popular with the majority of
his congregation , the faction widen op
posed him being very small indeed.
There is no doubt bill that in the long
run the bishop will come out ahead , that
the Polish Catholics will have to submit
to his decree regarding the removal of
the priest. Ho is backed in his action by
the power of the Catholic church.
Charles L. Kimball San Francisco ,
Cal. : [ Mr. Kimball leprcsenls one of the
largest lea companies on the Pacilio
coast. ] "There was : i time when the ten
trade of the coast and indeed of the entire -
tire country was in the hands of the
Chinese the ( Six companies ,
for instance. That time has passed. The
commercial relations of America with
China and Japan have of late years be
come more and more free. Tins is espe
cially noticeable in the tea trade , a. large
portion of which , in 'Frisco , is now trans
acted by American lirms. "
T. L. Mclntyrc , Chicago , 111. : "I do
not think , and I believe L am backed in
my opinion by other railroad men of the
west , that the rumor of the Chicago &
Norlhwcstcrn purchase of the Central
Pacilic has miicli foundation to jt. Yes , ]
know the Northwestern is making rapid
strides westward , and that it will pay
them to head oil * the Burlington and the
Union Pacilic , in almost any manner
pos.Mblo. But they cannot secure a satisfactory -
factory louse of the Central Pacilic , so
long as it is indebted to the government.
As llie situation appears to mo it will
hardly prove prolitamo to the Northwest
ern to pay oil'this indebtedness in order
lo secure the lease of the Central Pacilic. ' '
An Omalin Convict Dies Protesting
His Innocence.
An event of some httlo local interest
liappenod at Lincoln last week
forcibly calling up the question
whether any man dare die denying a
jrimo of which ho is in fact guilty.
Three years ago about this time , the
residence of Col. liurnham , on Idaho
street , was burglarized. The colonel was
iwakoncd and had a little brush with
ho intruder before ho escaped. A man
ibout town named Kregor , who had
stranded here with a busted theatrical
jompany , and had no visible occupation ,
ivas arrested on suspicion. When con
fronted with the prisoner , Col , liurnham
leclarcd that he r < cognized in him the
.hief who had entered his hoiiic. Krcgor
ivas of remarkable physique , having a
stature of six feet si-vcn inclu-s , a large a
frame , and n deep ba s voice. Every
ividcnco was against him ; his shoo ,
icculiarly worn and of uniisiiai
size , fitted the track which the
jurglar had left in the snow and Col.
llnrnham confidently testified thai ho was
he man. The prisoner imiloMod his in-
loconce , but was notwithstanding con-
icted and sentenced to nine years penal
About a year ago , Kregor immifcMcd
failing health and since that time has
sunk rapidly under the dread disease ,
2onsnmplou. ! Day before yesterday , ho
lied in the prison , and , rou.-cious to the >
last , denied lo llio attending minister his
juilt of the crime for which ho was pun-
Thcro are many in this city who only
lalf beliovcil the man's guilt , and since
10 died with proU-stations of innocence
m Ids lips , a larger number will conli-
lently conclude that ho was not'guilty ,
\n old citizen who has dealt with crimi
nils of every character , said upon this
loiut to-day , that lie had wen men
ninged for crimes which beyond all qiiosy
ion they had committed , denying their ti
niilt until the stretchuf the rope checked
licir breath.
"Ten Yours.Hotter. "
The antiquarian rage still continues. (
I'ho following is the latest communion
ion :
Mr. Editor T notice in your issue of
ho 7th inst Mr. Colo's reply of "Ton
L'car IJ.-tter" to my 3 note ; also Mr.
' hotter than Mr.
's forty-seven years ;
3. , in yours of the Hlh inst. Now , while
admire the gentlemen for coming to the
roj't ' , would it not h advisable to avoid
nixiii" i"o much with the "dark agus1
crimps , if I was pushed very hard. 1
night produce i. ' ' ° logbook kept by old
atlicrNoali in his . 'uomorabo voyage '
omo years since , but prctCi' to deal more
lircctly with homo matters , ijyu as Air
admits "A Practical Discourse ( 'on-
erning a Future Judgment , " a London
niblicatlon , would it not bo well to debar
iim from our class and consider only Mr.
' " " which nrob-
Colo's "Pastoral Courtshjp , -
ibly Is of American origin. But if not ,
claim first place with my Jersey shin
ilaslcr. Lot us see thut Nebraska has
ho oiliest piece of paper printed in this
lountry since its discovery.
( J. W. MANSni : LI ) .
Accounts of Kv-Ooinity Clerks.
The county commissioners at work up-
m the accounts of ox-County Clerk John
Jaumor have appealed to County Attor-
ley Cowin to return his opinion upon
laumer's claim to $100 , duo him for ser-
'ico as clerk for the county commission-
irs. The law seems to provide for such
in allowance but the commissioners are
loubtful about granting it in tins case ,
I'hoy have not yet acted upon Mr. Point's
idjustmuut of Mr. Lcavitt's accounts.
-OF T11AT-
Taken on Monday and Tuesday , January 4th and 6tb , 1886 , AT THE MISFIT
CLOTHING PARLORS , 1119 Farnam St. , it was found that it would not pay to carr ,
anything over IP A BUYER COULD BE FOUND , and through close inspection it wds
found that the recent arrivals excelled those of the past in QUALITY and WORK
MANSHIP , consigned at sucli prices from THE LEADING MERCHANT TAILORS
throughout the country , that any man can flnd it to his interest to inspect and in
vest in one of those
-10 00 That was made to order by a merchant tailor for 20 00
It 00 dodo dodo do 22 50
12 80 dodo dodo do 24 00
ia 20 dodo dodo do 25 00
14 00 dodo dodo do 27 00
1)5 ) 40 dodo dodo do 00 00
10 To dodo dodo do 03 00
18 00 dodo dodo do 85 00
SO 80 dodo dodo do 10 00
25 00 dodo dodo do 50 00
28 00 dodo dodo do no oo
HO 00 do do do Go 00
Further developments showed after balancing the day-book of the past three
months , netting a nice business , that Suit after Suit still awaited the person whom
it would prove the size to wear it , there will be found a suit for yon , AT YOUR
j OV/N / PRICE , in order to close down the stock. NO DISCOUNT , NO FORCED SALE ,
and as a greeting of the old saying , "what we don't ' see we don't ' credit. " But when
those pantaloons m seen , at prices they can be bought for , no question can arire
as to tills statement. THE PUDDING IS HOT , and the old saying , the test was in
"Chewing the Bag. " But now-a-days it is said to test it is to eat it. Every man is
invited to cat pudding during the next twenty days at the
Presentation of tlio "Ulnck Flat ; "
Saturday The Florences.
Only a small audience greeted Edwin
riiornc and his company presenting the
' 'Black Flag" at the IJoyd Saturday.
i'ho play , which has been produced here
nice before , is an excellent one , and full
jf interesting .situations of a melodram-
die order. The loading role of "Harry
jlyndon" was filled by Mr. Theme in
ns usual clover manner , and he appeared
joforo the curtain twice in answer to tlio
ipplause which greeted his acting. His
upport was fairly good , anil ( ho
iltontion of llio audience was held
lironglioiit. "Tho lihick Flag" will bo
epeated this evoiiing , and a good attend-
nice is expected.
Tin : ri.oitr.xoF.s.
Mr. and Mrs. l-'lorencir appear at
ioyd's opera house Kriday and .Saturday
if this week. On Friday evening I he
our-act society comedy entitled "Our
lovcrnor , " Mr. Florence as the champion
iar and poker player , Mrs. Florence as
ho lady of fashion , "yo know. "
On Saturday by general request the
'lorcnccs will give n matinee of the
'Mighty Dollar , " and on .Saturday night
vill bo given Dickons' "Domboy V , Son , "
Jr. Florence playing his great character
iart of " ( Japt.Ktlwnrd Cuttle , "pronnnced
.y the entire press to bo the greatest bit
it character acting scon for many
He JjaiiRi-lHlics In .Tail.
"I don't want to go to jail , J can't go
ojail , " cried a woll-drowd , good-look-
ng young man who was being hurried
ill' tothe county prison by Constable
) oixey Friday afternoon.
The speaker was Arthur L. DiAVitt , a
oiing man occupying a responsible posi-
ion in tlio ' 'nlon Pacilio car shops. IIo
lad been arrested on a cliargo preferred
gainst him by a young woman , Anna
s'orstrom , whom , it appears , ho had
rrievously wronged. IIo nad a trial Fri-
lay and was found guilty. The girl
illored to compromise tlio case and no-
opt a monthly stipend of $ Hi from Do
Vitt until she was out of her delicate
ondition and could work for a living.
) i\Vitl ) agreed to do this , but could not
ivo the satisfactory bond of $1,000. Con-
cfpiontly , ho will have to remain in jail
intil the February term of the district
'I'rosccntliiK a Lottery Man.
Frank Keene , the delicate and dullish
'oung man who represents the Louisiana
llato Lottery in this city , was arraigned
or trial in police court Saturday.
raived examination and was hound over
j Jlio district court in the sum of $1,000.
lumg tumble to give bail ho was taken to
lie county ba 'Ue
The section of thdi'ity ordinance under
rhich Kcene is being presented by the
iiw and order league , raids as iCli''U'S :
" ' 'very lottery , gift enterprise , game
r device of chance in the nature of a lot-
iiry. within the corporate limits of the
ityof Omaha , by whatever iiuino it
hall be called , shall bo decreed unlawful
ud a common and public nuisance , "
Tobo United In Kclininry.
The marriage of Mr. N. B. Falconer to
iliss Nellie Lo ach , one of hiuccoin -
illshed lady clerks is announced to take
ilaco in February.
Mr. Falconer , who is one of Omaha's
nest prominent dry good * merchants ,
ws concluded to leave the rank * of the
bachelors and seek benedictine joys. His
numerous friends in Omaha will con
gratulate him on his resolve. Miss Leach
lias for some years occupied a responsible
position in Mr. Falconer's establishment
and has made many fricnils by her gra
cious winning ways. The friends of both
\yjll wish them all the joys of married
Dclnytn ; ; a. Messn c.
The National .Mutual Accident associa
tion tiled a pclilion Friday , asking
llie district court lo grant them an appeal
in their case in which Justice Wright
rendered a judgment against them for
$107 in favor of Amos , L Van Allstino.
In their petition they claim that the gen
eral manager of the company , who lives
at liloomington , 111. , ordered them to
take an appeal and sent a telegram to
that elleet. The telegram reached Omaha
at ( | o'clock p. m. , Deo. Ill , but was nyt
delivered until 10 o'clock the next morn
ing , which hour was too latu for filing an
appeal bond , hence the legal request.
Army Notes.
It is quietly rumored about the army
headquarters , that CSen. II. A. Morrow ,
of Fort Sidney , is to be made head of llio
judge advocate's department , and that
very shortly , f'on. Morrow , who is now
commandant at Sidney , has many friends ,
inllucntial with the present administra
tion , and they are ouiotly working to se
cure his appointment. The impression
about army headquarters appears lo be
that hu is lliu man lo fill Iho position.
Lieut. Hiitehinson , of Fort Niobrara , Is
snowbound in the city on his way to his
poit. Ho has been cast on a buvural
week's leave of absence ,
- - 21 , nt the
of .Miss KaloMaihlmll , the nlcco
of llie rie. on South LaKe street. Mr.
TlioinnsM. ) \ ! ( | , tif Omaha , Nub. , to
Jli > . Laura l'n-i' , of hugiir ( Jiove , llev. L.
1) . Temple ollldiilm ; , ' ,
Absolutely Pure ,
This rowiier never vnrlea. A inixrvcl or pun
ly. Btroiixth uiicJ wliolvMiiuonet * . .Morn ceononi
Icultlmn UiiMiiilliinrylilii'l ' , nml oitnnot iMiwilil
In compi'tllion ' with tlio inuliltuilu of low tpst
short wi-Bht , Blum or iiliosi'lui1. " powilcri. Bold
only In twin. Ilor&l UaKliic 1'owdur Company ,
Wull Street , M. \ .
F. M. ELLIS & Co.
Architects and Building SuperinFs
OMAHA , NEB , and DES M01NES , IA.
Ollk'e , Cor. lllli unil Farniim Streets , Uoom 18
orrvr.A.'Ea : . , ISTEB.
Or.onci ; HuiiuNciiior , ivltli F , si. Kills.
Omaha Medical and Surgical
' ,
TltKATfl AM/
Chronic and Surgical Diseases.
DornrmlllrH , DI-H'-IM.N if Women , I'rlvMe
DlsouhM , I'llc-i , Oiilfirrh , IHnraHim of the
I.UIIKH , l.ivrr , KliliinyK , IIIouil , Nkln ,
Ktiiiniifli , .N'orx's , Hjro mill IJnr ,
Send for Hook up on nil ill rn en free. Jtuums and
llinrril for I'nlicntn. Write for
mi I'liivATi ; , Krucui , mid Nnivoun nieraru. Hem-
Innl WfukiicBs , HiiiTmntoirliira , Syiiliilln , ( Jloct.
SlrlrtiiriYurlcocilv , mid nil Disrates of the Urln.
my untl Organs. Cocm nriiUil liyroirci.
liondrncc , nrjicrtoiinlly. C.mlldenlliil. NcA\r.lne \
tent l > y innll or rxpri'ss Mllhont murks lo Indicate
content ! * nr condor.
Unlli' rlcN , InliiilrrK , llr.-iocH , Trtuscs , and
r.ll Unili of MeiUral "nil Sur icul Alinlliinci'd , man.
ufuclurrd mid for fculc. Aililrur * nil loiters lo
laili .St. . Our. Cjpllul Avenuo. Oinnlia , .Neb ,
Ami do you wmit to Imixllu tliu licfit Kowln inii-
clmio unit iimiiov can liuyy II i > u , for imr-
'B , terms it ml iinccs , ndiliofu ,
206 North IGlli Street , Omaha , Nebraska ,
At llio World's Exposition , Now Orlonns , tlio
I'nlon Foivlmr iiiiit'lilnii ivns mvimlrd Iht I'rcnil-
inn iiinl Unlil Mi'ilul iivur nil uomiJoilloiH , on tlio
hrnuil olumiiJl'fcupi'iIorJty ns u liunlly
It In orl Jiuil in Invention and JIORBOSRUN felling
whluli you Inivo no coiiiiclltloii. |
It is the Only Machine that has Reverse
Feed ,
Enabling ( lie Operator to Sew Back
wards or Forwards
without clmnjdnx or Mopping HID muulilno.
This jiolnt iiloiiti iucrniMHi IIH viiliiii fioin fr > to
tlilovrrniillnury wuulilnoalii tlio oytuuf OVLT/
Bt'iiblhlti customer.
II you niunirooil , IV | nrorrcfalvi ( ) ilculor uiul
wmit tn liiuiillo u iiiiiulilnii tliut will Intri'iiBu
your irnilo and jilouso your cuaoniurs , wiHo
lor puitluulurs to
Union Man'f g Co. ,
206 N , 16tli Somalia , Neb.
OVER 400,000 m. IN WE.
vcll ilui-lrd lo niusti j-umimr tundu niiS
Uiio lvrncfillU-"4urr | < Juii.1 oldlJJI
HU ( vii dluit Vnttlu&u Uulldcr * nud Ocul 4l