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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , WEDNESDAY , JANUARY 27 , 1886.
BRAKEMES'S ' BROTHERHOOD ,
Organizer Foster Tolls Something About
the Fraternity and Its Purposes.
TALKS WITH TRAVELERS.
HlrliiK n Hnll A County Olllolnls lie-
port Criticised Tliu IlurnH Party
Competition In 1'nvliiK- Gen
eral Local N
The firnkciiicii'H lU-otlicrhooil.
Mr. L. 0. Foster , jr. , the pniml organ-
b.rr nn l instructor of tlio I'rotlierliooil of
Ifnilroud Hrnkomon , was in the city yes-
tonlny. Mr. Foster was in Omaha Inst
September , and organized n loilgo w'.iicli
Is called the J. 0. Duyd lodge , in honor
of the Union Pacific train-muster , who is
very popular with the railroad boy < 3.
"No , " replied Mr. Foster to the ques
tion of a HEK reporter , "tho object of our
organization is not to control strikes.
Wo never dictate terms to the companies ,
or to the members of the brotherhood
regarding wages. Wo aim to furnish the
railroad companies witli u better clus.- )
brakcmen , with sober , industrious and
reliable men who can bo depended upon.
To become a member of the organization
n man must have had at least one year's
experience In braking , six months of
which lima must have been spent on a
freight train. Drunkenness is not tolerated
erated , and is met by n refusal of admis
sion or a prompt expulsion.
The second object of the brotherhood
is to euro for the families of deceased
members , or provide for those who arc
disabled by ai-cident. Tlio preamble to
the constitution explains the object in
these words : "To unite tlio railroad
brakcmen of the western hemisphere ; to
promote tlioir general welfare and ad
vance their interests social , moral and
intellectual ; to protect their families by
tlio oxcrcKoof : i systematic benevolence ,
very needful in a < . ' : illin < c so hazardous as
ours , this fraternity mis been oigan-
"Yes , " continued the speaker , "tho
railroad companies approve of the Broth
erhood and do all they can to further its
interests. At lirst , as might bo expected ,
they were not very cntmtbinstic , but as
soon as they came to uiulerntand its ob
ject they wcro very strong in tlioir en
dorsement and they now give ( lie prctcr-
enco to Brotherhood men. "
In support of his assertion the sneaker
produced passes over tlio Union Pncilic ,
Northern Pacliio , Oregon Hallway fc
Navigation and Southern Pacific sys
"Yes , the Brotherhood * of Railroad
Brakemen is a young organization , the
tirst lodge having been organised at
Onconta , N. Y. , on Sept. 2Jd ! , 188H. Tlio
growth of the Jlrst year was thirty-seven
lodges , the second year it reached 101
audit now lias li)0 ) lodges having a mem-
mership of between eight and nine thous
and men. "
Mr. Foster is now on his way we.st
where lie will visit San Francisco , Port
land , Tacoma and other points , forming
new lodges and looking after the interests
of the old ones , returning cast by the way
of Now Orleans through the faoutheni
TALKS WITI1 TRAVELERS.
Short Interviews Gathered in tlio
TF. O. Anson , Fort Robinson , Neb. : "The
feeling in our section of the country that
Fort llobinson ought to bo retained is
very strong. In tlio first place the coun
try is settling up very fast , and the emi
grants need protection from the Indians
in that locality. Fort Robinson , yon
know , is but a few miles from Pine Ridge
agency , and is in just the position to
watcli the movements of the Sioux on
that reservation. The post is exactly in
the White Run valley , through which the
Sionx always pour when 'they go west
ward to meet the Shoshoncs , Arnpnhocs ,
and other tribes , for organized raids.
Fort Niobrara , 100 miles distant , could
never guard this western outlet as
docs Fort Robinson. Another reason
why wo are anxious to re
tain the post is that it brings us a good
deal of trade which otherwise wo should
not > have 1 amounting in a year perhaps
to $100.000 or ipino.OOO. Yes , the country
of northwestern Nebraska is settling up
very fast. Immigration is pouring in at
n wonderful rate.1 '
J. a. Wood , Cliullis , Idtho-"I am on
my way to Washington to confer with
our delegate to congress , Sir. llailoy , to
hco if congress cannot bo induced to take
some action at its present session upon
the Chief Joseph indemnity claims.
What are these claims ? In 1877 Uliiof
Joseph and his NePorcc.s followers ,
during ono of his raids destroyed consid
erable property near Cliullis. My lo s
was about $10,000 , and there are others
of lessor amounts. As the government
promised us protection and failed to give
it , I believe they ought to indemnify us
for our losses. Idaho is enjoying finite a
healthy boom , and in common with the
other western territories is being settled
up rapidly. Our resources are our farm
ing lands the finest in tiio world our
gold and silver mines , and our cattle
ranches. Wo shall soon bo ready to
knock for admission into tlio Union. "
JIllU.VG A HALL.
The Changes Which u Few Years
For thollrst time in manv years the
Burns club , of this city , on Monday night
dispensed with the annual banquet with
which they annually celebrate the birth
day of their patron bard. The reason
assigned for this was their inability to
secure n hall whleli would justify the un
dertaking. This would seem to bo n
strange excuse , and yet , a canvass of the
situation will demonstrate ) that it is
founded on fact. Six years ago the Ma-
sonio hull , on tlio corner of Fifteenth and
Capitol avenue , and Clark's , on Fifteenth
and Dodge , wnro about the only halls in
the city. As a consequence , they wore
routed almost nightly , even far into the
later of the spring months , and , of
course , wcro a source of great revenue
to their owners , Central hall , almost op
posite the latter , then sprang into exist-
QIICO. This was followed by Crounso's ,
as largo as both. Many marvelled when
u gathering would bo found which would
bp nblo to fill the latter , But it was
found , and was. on frequent occasions ,
too largo oven lor the bail. Then sprang
up Cunningham's hall , down on Thir
teenth and Jackson , which was intended
to draw parites from both divisions
of tlio city. Falconer's followed ,
supplied with accommodations second to
none in tlio city. The Light Guard's- hall
closes tlio list. But wlici'o arc nil these
t\ ' to-day ? Central has boon turned into a
lodge room , Cronnso'slias been abandon ,
ed , Falconer's has gone into the library
business , Masonic into affording n retreat
for ladles and gentlemen connected with
the public schools. Of id ) these but Cun-
ulngha-m's , the UghtGuard'sand Clark's
now vim by the Metropolitan club , re
main. ' 1'his would show one of two
things , .that hull building tit various
times is over llono in this city or that the
.citizens aruuot.60 devoted to tcrpaidior-
can amusemnnt as hall builders would
imagine. Whichever of these be the rea
son , it is certainly n fact that the social
sca on thus far this year , especially with
regard to cbtb parties , has been one of
the dullest in the recollection of some of
our leading social mm , Man } ' of the
latter hold that ono of Omaha's needs at
present is n good hall with modern im
provements , centrally located , which
shall bo abio to withstand , not alone
competition , hut also the fickleness of
the saltatory divinity.
COUL1SS AM ) COUNTY hoNIIS.
Ilio Chnli'innii of tlio County Hoard
Takes Sonio Exception * .
[ To the Kdilor. ] I have just read the
BOini-anmiul report of ex-County Treas
urer Rush , also his comments on the
tame , and , on the whole , I think the
matter needs n liltlo explanation. The
county's bonded indebtedness at present
is as follows !
$283,000 in 8 per cent bond. " .
! rl05,000 in 7 per cent bonds.
$191,000 in 0 per cent bonds.
The whole number of bonds voted
were SWi,000 , which shows $150,000 paid.
The $125,000 0 per cent bonds are rourt
house bonds duo In twenty years. The
7 and 8 per cent bonds the com
missioners can commence calling in
any time after no.st year. The
same law that allows the commissioner ; !
to levy a sinking fund allows them to re
fund county bonds at any rnto of inter
est not to cqcccd 0 per cent per annum ,
and make lliom payable from ono to
twenty years. Now the commissioners
did not think it policy to levy a burden
some tax on n city and county that was
struggling to get to the front in the way
of public- improvements , to creuto a sink
ing fund to pay a debt that should bo
shared by future generations. They
had already paid § iro,00 ! ) without
levying a special tax for the same. Now
in regard to the sinking fund , it has been
the custom of the commissioners to
transfer to the sinking fund any balance
not needed in other funds and take it ) )
bonds. For instance , for the year 1878 ,
the bond sinking fund was used up as
Cash on hand Jan. 3 , 1S7S..S7,000.95
Hiidgo fund l > ,0ir..0'.i ' .
Poorlund r,4W. ' \
Uo.ul land : ! , < m > . " . .l
lo.il niiabiiago lund l.OV.i.O ! )
_ 07 ' 7 > p jo
Collected in IbTS ai'&T-iJH
TiiiiiHlcncdlioin It. JJ. U. n. Inml. . 10T.li : ! (
County sinking 1 mid 834.01
Bonds icdecmcd and can
celled § 38 , 00.00
The funds above transferred would
have belonged to the general lund if
transferred strictly according to law and
were needed in that fund.
In regard to transferring all the balance
in the bond sinking fund to the general
fund atjtho end nf each yeai * , il is ti mis
take. It was never done , except in the
following veur. The commissioner paid
back into the general fund ? : J , ! > 27.24.
There was ono more transfer from
the sinking fund made when the com
missioners bought the court house block ,
and it was well discussed at the time ,
but , if Mr. Rush had made a kick at
thai time , it could not have been
done , and I don't think he was over
asked since to transfer anything from
that fund except to pay interest on bonds.
Now in regard to the reduction in the
levy for the sinking fund. As the valua
tion increased , we could reduce the levy
and realize the same amount. The in
terest was all the commissioners wanted
to pay. I still tlrink u large sinking fund
is unnecessary for Douglas county. The
? ! 350,000 bonds coulci bo paid in two
years by selling the poor farm , but I
think the best Avay would bo to refund
the bonds , and have them become duo in
installments , from live to ton years , from
ten to fifteen years , and from Jifteen to
twenty years. Some might say
that wo would not realize
as much for our bonds.
Tlio commisslners tried it in selling the
court house bonds. Wo advertised to sell
to the highest and best bidder , to deliver
nlljit once , or to'dcllvci * them in install
ments , as we needed nionoy for the court
house. Clark's bid was the highest , but
Millard's was the best , because we could
save § 1,700 in interest. I don't claim to
bo a financier , and don't think any of the
board could calulalo an cclipso.'but all
want to do the best they can for the
county. This refunding business ought
to bo talked up so that when the time
conies that the bonds can bo called in , the
commissioners will bo posted in the mat
ter. Hespectfu 11 v yours ,
Shannon Loiter Bill l'iloFiling Cabinets
and Cases. Sehlieht's Standard Indexes.
211) ) 12th street , opposite Neb. Nat'l Bank.
THE BURNS PARTY.
Celebrating tlio Anniversary of the
lilrth ol'Suotlniid's Hard.
The 137th anniversary of the birth of
Scotland's ' bard was celebrated Monday
evening in n fitting manner by the Burns
elub , which gave a grand concert and
ball at Light Guard hall in commemora
tion of the event. Tlioro was a fair at
tendance , and both concert and ball wore
most enjoyable. The speeches and music
echoed the sentiment of every true Scotch
heart present ; as expressed by Burns :
"Dear Scotia I thou J.md of the dauntless
and free ,
Loved Countiyl my bosom beats fondly for
They talk loud of lands that are faiier on
To mo there none like the land of my
The opening address was delivered by
James Anderson , president of tlio Burns
club , after whicb followed a solo by Miss
Ida L. Gibbon , a trio by Messrs , Robert
son , Shand and Dunn , an address by Jno.
L. Kennedy , a song by Miss Maggie
Moldruni , a duct by Miss Belle Gowinnor
and W. O. Siiundcrd , and a song by II.
W. Dunn. Then followed the grand
march , and n dancing programnio
of twenty-three numbers was
joyously carried out. An elegant supper
was served nt the Gate City restaurant ,
after which dancing was continued until
a Into hour. The committees having tha
allair in charge wcro as follows :
Arrangements Gco , Shand , Win.Roll-
orthon.Alox. Barr , Win. Liddoll , John S.
Reception Thos. Meldrum , David
Knox , Win , Liddull , James Anderson.
Floor JohnS , Inni.s , Goo. Shand , Win.
Rutherford , Win , Knox.
Wo liavo $20,000 to loan at low rates in
sums of $ l,000to , flO.OOO if taken within
ton days. J , W. & K , L. Squire ,
Council BlutlVi ,
1-jx-Treasuror lliiHh's Hooks ,
Commissioners O'Keofo and Timmo
wore yesterday engaged in examining
the descriptions of property contained in
the books of Ex-Troasuver Rush for 1881 ,
while Mr. Points was busily eug.iged in
looking over the figures of the same gen
tleman's cash book. The task is a tedi
ous ono and requires exceeding care and
To Muko Halting Ponder.
Articles of incorporation of tha Co\
Chemical company wcro filed in the
county clerk's ofllco yesterday afternoon.
The ineorporators arc Harrison S , COY ,
Michael O. Moaghor and Frank Kittcll.
and the business of tlio company 1 $ stated
to bo tlui manufacture of baking powder
and other chemical preparations. Tha
capital stock is $ v'5OOU , in shaves of $100
each , with 40 per cent of the stock paid
BLOWING BEFORE BUSINESS ,
City Oonncilmen Indulge In Moro Loud
Talk Thau Sense Last Evening.
Sixteenth Street to Have n Viaduct
nnd rourtccnth Street n Thirty-
root Opening Gas ,
The regular meeting of the city council
was hold last evening in tlio council
chamber , President Bcchel presiding and
present members Bailey , Belnn , Dailey ,
Goodman , Goodrich , Ford , Furny , Leo ,
Lccdcr , Schrocdor , and Tlmno. Tlio
meeting was a long ono , a great portion
of the time being taken up by disputes
and wrangles between some of the mem
bers. Considerable business v/as trans
acted , however , as follows :
rr.rrnoxs AND COMMUNICATIONS.
From the mayor , approving ce rtulu or
dinances passed at the last meeting.
From the mayor , appointing L. V.
Morse , Reuben Alien and C. V. Galla
gher appraisers to assess damages by a
change of grade ; also appointing John
D. ( James a special policeman. Con
Fiom the city treasurer , slating that ho
had tendered payment of the awards of
damages by the extension of Nicholas
street from Twenty-third to Sauuders
street , and thai Mary Gorman had re-
fu ed to accept the fame.
From the city marshal , reporting the
suspension of Martin Shields from the
police force. Referred to the police
From the board of public works , sub
mitting an abstract of the bidding lor
the proposed viaduct and reporting that
after a careful consideration of all plans ,
and a full and free expression from Mr.
Rosowatcr , city engineer , Air. Blickens-
dcrfer , chief engineer , and Mr. Snieed ,
assistant of the Union Pacific , and Mr.
Weeks , of the Burlington & Missouri ,
also W. L. Adams , jr. , of the Bolt Line
railway , they recommended that plan A ,
20-foot roadway , of the Morpo Bridge
company of Xoungstown , Ohio , bo
Mr. Furay said that it had been hinted
in the papers that there was some job-
berv in connection with the letting ol the
contract to the Morse company. As ho
understood it , their plans were not ac
cording to the specifications , while others
which were according to tlio specifica
tions wcro lower. lie did not under
stand it , and asked that Chairman
House , of the board of public works , bo
hoard on the matter. That gentjoman
responded , and informed the council that
the plans of the Morse company were ac
cording to specifications , and all agreed
Unit lor tlio money they were the best
After some further discussion , a motion
to refer the matter to the cqinmiltce on
viaducts and railroads prevailed.
From John Jenkins , submitting his
bond as boiler inspector. Approved.
From Cordelia Phclps , Catharine F.
Hobson and J. Lafayette Curtis , offering
to purchase at appraised value certain
property belonging to the city. Referred.
From'managers of the coasting carni
val , asking the privilege of the nso of
Dodge .street from Fifteenth to Twentieth
street on Saturday evening , January 30 ,
with the right to place the hill in shape
for coasting , etc. The petition was
From citizens , stating that the Chicago
LumDcr comnany isnow'building a Ware
house which "extends about twenty feet
into Fifteenth street , and petitioning that
the company be restrained from occupy
ing that portion of the street. Referred
to the committee on police with power
From Tony Ilavrold , asking thai a com
mittee bo appointed to investigate the
cause which led to his removal from the
fire department last December , also ac
companied by a petition from fifteen
members of the department asking for
Mr. Furay arose and asked if the fire
marshal had the right to discharge a
member of tlio department without re
ferring to the council. Ho did not believe -
liovo lie had. The iiro marshal , Mr.
Furay thought , had only the sa.mo power
as the city marshal , ana that was to sus
pend and then refer to the council.
Members Ford , Lccilev and Belnn ex
pressed the same opinion. Mr. Furay
also said that in the last two years not a
single appointment to the fire depart
ment had been referred to the council.
Mr. Lcedor further said that such ap
pointments could not bo legally made by
the fire marshal. It was the mayor's
business to make the appointments , and
it was his fault that it had not been done.
Mr. Leo said it was remarkable that
the mayor should overlook such a matter ,
especially as ho took so much interest in
Mr. Ford said that ho was not sur
prised at Leo's -bringing up tlio inayor'o
name , and he proceeded to defend the
The motion to refer the petition to the
committee on lire and water works then
From the mayor , appointing George
Graham as a policeman , vice Maurice
Sullivan resigned. Referred.
By Bailey That the mayor turn over
to tlio city'treasurer all deeds in his pos-
sion that have been ordered made to par-
tics who have bid for city land on Nicholas
las and cross streets , and that the city
treasurer bo instructed to notify tlio par
ties so bidding , and that upon the receipt
of tlio amount of money oil'ered in each
bid ho shall delivorupthodeed. Adopted.
By Buhm That the city clorft cause to
bo prepared a sufficient number of brass
plates to bo attached to dog collars , and
that the ordinance- regard to the mat
ter bo strictly enforced , alter a notice had
been published two weeks. Laid on the
By Schroedcr That tlio report of the
special committee on viaducts presented
( o tlio council November 10 bo now
adopted , with the following amendment :
"It is also understood that the contribu
tion of the Union Pacific to the cost of
the construction of the Sixteenth street
viaduct shall not exceed $20,000 , or two-
thirds of § 30,000 , , and that the mayor and
city attorney bo requested to outer into
contract with the railroads in accordance
with that report , "
( .Tins resolution called up the old ques
tion of opening up Fourteenth street ,
thirty feet under the railroads , which
created considerable discussion. Mr ,
Furay moved to amend by making the
opening fifty feet. In arguing the ques
tion Mr , Furay said that the fifty foot
opening was bettor for the people than
thirty loot. Ho could not see why any
member should bo in favor of the thirty
foot opening unless iio was carrying a
chain about his neck and held in tlio
power of a railroad company , Messrs.
Bchm , Lcedor and Shroeder joined In
the discussion , making various denials
and assertions , The fifty foot amend
ment was lost.
Mr. Furay then moved that so much of
the report as referred to Fourteenth
street bo stricken out. This amendment
was also lost by a vote of 8 to1. .
The vote on the original resolution was
then taken , and resulted in its adoption.
By Sohroeder That the city engineer
bo instructed to prepare n protdo of
Twentieth street Irom Center street to
the city limits In order to get grade cs
tabllshcd on said street. Adopted ,
By Furay That the city attorney uo
instructed to report on the legality ot tiio
resolution adopted at the hibt meeting in
structing the board of public works to
rehiso the bids of parties employing
pr son labor. Laid on the ( able.
HEl'OltTS OK TOJIMI.TTr.E3.
Grades and GradlngTliut the protest
ngnh'sl the narrowing of Haruoy street
bo laid upon the table for the present.
Gas and Klcclric Lights Submitting a
substitute ordinance regulating the
charge for gas in the city. Adopted.
Same Recommending that the prices
for gas bo as follows : For street lamps
per year , $25 ; for gas for oflico , etc. , per
1.000 feet , i ? 1.50 } also reporting that for
the month of November the city gas bill
exceeds by10 per cent the bill for the
sanio month during past years ami ought
to bo cut down to the above prices ; also
recommending that the1 items for repairs
bo disallowed. Adopted.
Establishing the lire limits of the city
of Omaha. Pas cd.
Declaring the opening ot Nicholas
street from Twenty-third street to Satin-
ders street. Passed ,
Opening Jefferson street from Chicago
to Cuniing street by dedicating to tlio
public use all real citato ucloti'ging to the
city within a distance of eighty feet east
of the section line between sections 15
and 10. Passed.
Regulating tlio saloof gas in tlio city of
Omaha and fixing the nnco at $1.75 per
1,000 feet for water "gas of 10-candlo
powor. Recommitted to the committee
on gas nnd electric lights.
Alter the passage of several minor or
dinances the council adjourned.
Snow Instead of Itnin.
Monday evening , and late into the night
the prospect of a heavy thaw was recog
nized by everybody. By way of prepara
tion and to avoid a Hood to collars , the
ditches wcro cleared so as to leave an
uninterrupted waterway , while the snow
was shoveled into the middle of the streets
and in some instances carried away.
Early yesterday morning , the atmo
sphere became more sharp , the moisture
congealed , and for a short time cutting
hail foil in largo quantities. A15:15 : a. m.
this was changed into snow and sit 7
o'clock into a light rain. At 0 o'clock a
wet snow commenced to fall and t'ontin
ucd during the day and ovccing The
storm was too late all'cet to any of the
trains , all of which came in and departed
on lime , and with goodly loads ot pas
Ti.o street car company kept their
plows busy during tlio day , and found ex
ceeding difficulty in keeping the half
frozen particles from tailing upon Iho
The storm extended to Yunkton and
penorally throughout llic Missouri valloy.
There was little wind but the entire re
gion was darkly clouded. The tempera
ture dropped Irom about 20 ° to 18 ° at
noon , with the probability of : i greater
fall and colder weather as evening ad
vanced. At last reports , the wind was
freshening from tlio north.
I3\-Coimty Olllcers' Rooks.
The investigation which is now being
made into tlio condition of ox-Treasurer
Rush's accounts , it is' ' claimed , will bo
continued , when those lire finished , upon
the books of all the comity ollicers who
recently retired from their position. This
determination was made last summer
when a deficit was found iu the office of
County Clerk Leavitb ; and , though the
commissioners and Mr ? Points have not
made much headway yet , it was known
some of the county dignitaries overhauled
their books to know injust what manner
they could afford to court investigation.
All these men have now retired from qf-
fico , and it cannot bo tohl-whcn they will
bo put on the rack.
American and European national char
acter masks at MAXTUBYEH & CO'S.
A Coasting Carnival.
A score of young men met at the store
of Collins , Gordon & Kay last night 10
take some action concerning the proposed !
coasting carnival. O. II. Gordon pre
sided. Every ono agreed that the coast
ing carnival was badly needed. It was
decided , accordingly , to hold it Saturday
night on Dodgp street.
The following committees were
appointed to push the matter :
On Arrangements O. P. McCarty , Dr.
W. P. Wilcox , P. E. Robinson , Lucian
Stephens , W. S. Rogers. Arthur Guiou
and R. W. Patrick. On Finance C. II.
Gratton , W. P. Wilcox , II. Cromcr , W.
Morford , G. L. Barney , Arthur Guiou.
The largest and finest assortment of
German and French nui.-iks is to bo found
at MAX MEYER & CO'S. , llth AjFanam.
Ho Itomiud Himself.
An individual named G. D.'Roed com
plained to tlio police last evening that ho
had been robbed of his pockctbook in a
colored bagnio at Ninthstreet : and Capitol
avenue. A raid was accordingly made
on the place with the patrol wagon , and
all of tlio inmates taken to the central
police station. They wore FannioGray ,
Mojlio Price , Grace Lewis and George
Smith. A thorough search of the cnliro
failed to produce the poekotbook ,
tit later the missing property was found
in Reed's own pocket. Ho was locked
up on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Masks and masqvorado trimmings at
MAX MEYER & CO'S. , llth & Farmim.
A Pcaco-Makcr'H Fate.
John Lundy caiiio into police court
yesterday with a look of deep trouble
on his face.
"I wants a warrant , " ho said , "fora
man wet has a dog as has bit my boy.
The dog is ugly mighty ugly , and nearly
bit tlio whole elbow oft * mo boy. "
Mr. Lundy , who lives near Sixth and
Spruce streets , did not know the name of
Iho man who owned the dog , but know
where ho lived. Accordingly Officer
Turnbiill accompanied him lluthcr with
a warrant for tlio owner of the canine.
The man could not bu found , however ,
and when Officer Tnrnbnll came to in
vestigate the ufiair1 , ho found that
Iho dog was hardly to bhuno
for plunging his ' tcoth in the
young man's elbow. It seems
the boy had hitched Jiim lho dog ) with
another canine and wris driving them on
the leu to a diminutive cuttor. Every
thing wont nicely unUl'thu ' two dogs mot
two other fellow canines , A challenge
to mortal combat was given and ac
cepted , the dogs broko-out of harness and
soon the air was full -of flying hair , bits
of tails , cars , teeth , etc. Young Lundy
interfered as pcacomake-r and was bitten
by ono of the dogs , wh" did not appreci
ate bis services , The wound is not seri
The Mall Kobuer.
Malvin Toitsort , the Keunard postofiico
thief , was brought to Omaha yesterday
and given n hearing before United States
Commissioner Anderson , Ho was hold
in the sum of $500 , but was unable to so-
euro bonds and was locked up at the
countvjail. AsTcitsort admits Ids guilt
ho n-ill bo taken to Lincoln in a day or
two and lecoivo sentence by Judge Dun-
dy now holding court there. Tiio authori
ties arc now looking for tv eompaion of
Toil-sort's who is said to bo implicated in
The Pacific Telegraph Company.
The Pacific. Tolpjrraph company have
creeled a new cpilnlcr around their table
in tlio Milhmi rotunda , behind tlie'a-
operator , W. C. Bhiko , who roeefvos and
dispatcUcs Iheiv mossajjo.s. The business
of the coiupuny is improving ,
JOHN o ,
Death of nil Kst coined Nebraska
John U. Bnincr , an old and respected
citizen of G'uming county , says the West
Point Progress , died on tiic Iflth day of
January , 1880 , at the residence his son ,
lion. Uriah Bruncr , with whom Ids
parents made their homo ever since they
came to Nebraska. He was born Juno
24 , 1802 , in Northampton county , Penn
sylvania , about fifty miles north of Phila
delphia. Ho was married to Judith Erd-
man , who .survives him , August 18 , 1S.V5.
Mr. and Mrs. John G , Brunei * came to
Omaha , Nebraska , nineteen years ago ,
nnd moved to West Point in l"871 , where
they have s'uico resided. Mr. Brunei1 was
very energetic and active up to within : i
short time of his death. For tlio last year
ho was troubled with rheumatism , and
about five months ago became partially
paralyzed , since which , time bo was con
fined to his room , llo gradually bccaino
more enfeebled until death came to his
In polities , ho was a Jack onian demo
crat until 18.V ! , having cast his first vole
for president for Andrew Jaeksou , In 18J1.
llo filled numerous positions of Irust ,
some of which wore as follows : In 18:10 :
ho was , by Governor George Wolf , of
Pennsylvania , commissioned as lieuten
ant of tlio Washington troop of cavalry
and was made adjutant of his regiment.
In 1831) ) , he was appointed deputy United
Stales mar.slinl of the eastern diMriel of
Pennsylvania. In 18.il ( , he was one of the
Fremont electors of Pennsylvania. Since
his removal to this state lie was elected
probate jiukjp of Cuniing county , but , on
account of his declining years , ho failed
to qualify for the office. Ho was also a
life-long member of Iho Independent
Order of Odd Follows , having joined
their order in 1812. Ho was in ihe em
ploy of Iho American Tract society as col
porteur for a long tune. In i-hureh and
school matters ho always took an active
interest. Prior to the adoption of the
public school system , the schools in
the Keystone state outside of the
larger cities , did not take that high posi
tion they do at present. The want of
proper school facilities were but : yi in-
I'pntivo to Mr. Brunei1 , urging him to pro
vide "food schools for the neighborhood ,
and ho used his influence in procuring
Iho best talent for Icachcrg , and often
guaranteed their pay.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruncr had eleven chil
dren , of whom there are eight living.
Mrs. Caroline E. Moro now living in
Kansas , Mrs. dipt. Jacob Swart/lander ,
Hon. T. C. Bruncr , Prof. James B.
Bruncr. Charles E. Brunei1 , all of
Omaha , Mrs. J. J. Riley of Sohuyler ,
John J. Brunei * of Oakdalo and Uriah
Bruncr of AVest Point. Of fifty-four
grandchildren forty-two arc living , and of
lorty-fivo great grandchildren thirty-four
are living. His grandfather emigrated
from Germany and selllcd in eastern
Pennsylvania when the country was yet
an unbroken wilderness. One brother
that came willi him to this country .set
tled m eastern Virginia and ono further
ivcst. His father helped to lay the founda
tion of our government and fought in the
ranks for its independence. Four of
his sous , John J. , Charles E. , T. C. and
Professor James B. fought in thcrankg
for Hie reservation of iho Union in the
late eivil war. John J. was .severely
woumlcd in the battle of the Wilderness
and still at times suffers great pain from
T. C. had several providential escapes
from rebel bullets at Antietam and Cluin-
Mr. Bruncr lived and died in the faith
of the ChrMian religion. The obsequies
wcro held on Saturday , January 2:5 : , and
were largely attended by his many friends
and neighbors , by whom lie was held in
OMAHA'S IC13 PALACE.
A Novel Structure oil the ICIvci1
St. Paul boasts of her mammoth ice
palace , with its 20,000 blocks of crystal.
Omaha already has ono which is every
whit as artistically built as that in the
Minnesota capital , and is far more Use
ful. It stands on the river bottoms near
Iho B. tt M. tracks , several hundred feel
below the bridge. It is occupied by a
Norwegian ice cutter and his family , who
live therein as comfortably as though
they wcro housed in a structure of regu
lation material and pattern.
The proprietor and landlord of Ibis
slrangc establishment is a foreigner who
came to this country but a few months
ago. and is hardly able to speak a word
ot English. Ho brought his wife and
two children to Onisiha , whore ho pro
cured work cutting ice. Ho hud no
place to keep his family.and accordingly
determined to build , u iiouso out of ico.
Ono day , while Iho men wcro on n strike
and there was no work to do , ho bor
rowed tools and cut a largo number of
cakes of ice of regulation si/.o and siiano.
These ho placed on top of each other
until the four walls had reached
a height of perhaps ten feet. The top
was boarded over , with rough pieces of
planks , a hole was out through to admit a
steve pipe , a rough doorway was bowed
through the ice and tlio novel mansion
was complete. The crevices have been
filled wilh snow and pounded ieo and arc
now completely obliterated. Tlio inside
walls have boon hung with heavy tarpaper -
paper , so sis to prevent Iho heat of the
stove from molting thu walls. In fact the
"ico palaco" is qnito as comfortable as
an ordinary house , and the Norwegian
and his family live therein as "snug as a
bug in a rug , "
PAH ) HKAIU/TFOUTUK AVHISTIjK.
The Watch Thief Fined $1O ( ) mul
Costs Police Court NoteH.
Frank Means , a very flip young man
with a well known record us an export
sneak thief , was brought before Judge
Stcnbcrg yoilorday to answer the charge
of larceny of a watch from Raymond's
jewelry store Monday. There was noth
ing for him lo do but lo plead guilty ,
and accordingly ho did so wilh the best
grace pos-siblo. The judge lined him
$100 and costs , which moans 100 days in
the county jail ; the last ton and Iho first
ton days of Ibis senlonco Mcars will
banquet on bread and water. Mear.s
used to run several "fakir" games hero
last summer , and was driven out of town ,
llu has not boon in the city since that
G. D. Reed paid a fine of $5 and coals
for disturbing the pcacu.
John Dailoy , who was released in po-
Hco courl Monday on iv charge of va
grancy was arraigned yesterday for drunk
! iiness. Ho was sentenced to sixty days
in Iho county jail.
Frank McMurp'.iy charged with steal
ing four chickens , was fined $10 and
costs. Sovor.il drunks were released.
A Musical Success.
The first of three musjcules given in
tlio Doilgo strccl Presbylcrian church , by
W. T. Tabor , organist , and L. M. Bartlett -
lott , tenor , occurred Monday cvoninK. The
programme was made up of first-class selections -
lections and gave ample evidence of the
ability of the two gentlemen in their re
spective elements as artists. Mr Tabor's
efforts woreof a high order , his orches
tration and execution being fully up to
the standard ho has shown on former oc
casions. Mr , Bartlolt demonstrated Iho
fact that ho is a tenor possessed of a good
voice , clear' ami. strong , and IHCK it lo
seed advantage- , his songs wcro well
i and executed With marked style
and expression. The audience , though
small in number ? , was an appreciative
one , anil listened to the entire programme
with undivided attention. The young
men are to bo congratulated on the Mio-
cess of their lirst inusicalo and it is hoped
that a larger audience will bo present nt
the next one , which occurs next Monday
evening , Feb. 1st.
Receiving Tliclr Commissions.
County Judge MeCulloeh yesterday
rendered n decision in the cnso of
Kdwin Davii vs A. 1) . Jonei , a suit lo re
cover $12 , " ) for the sale of tlio 1'ucking-
hum properly. HI * judgement was for
plaintiff. Mr. Jones gave notice of ap.
The jury in ( lie case of W. G. Shrivcr
vs Kdliolm & Krickson returned a yer-
diet of SUU.oO for the plaintiff. Mr.
ShrivcrCulnlniPcl io have made a sale of
jiroperly which , it is alleged , the defend-
tint ? refused to recogni/.o.
A Policeman Htiod.
Suit was coinnienced in the district
court yesterday by Edward Wilson
again-st Mtirtln Shields , the suspended
poliecniaii , and his bond nieii , Jolin
OVonnoll and Henry Spolgle , for $2,000.
* A ilson is the man who was arrested by
ShieldsJanuary HI , without , as Iho for
mer claims , tiny provocation. The olllrer
was suspended from the police foroo by
the marshal on the charges made by Wil
They lilt tin- Old Mmi.
The trial of Samuel Wlllulin and his
stop-sous , Frank and ( leorgo 1'npko , for
disturbing the peace , occupied thotiinoin
police court yoalerday afternoon , and ro-
bulled in the old man being dlfecharged
and the bo.ys lined $ fi ami costs each.
Willulm is tlio man who hus comniunrcd
Miit against his wife for divorce , aliening
cruelly on her part and Iho part of her
Tlio Tlitirstoils' Rnll.
Arrangements for tlio grand mask ball
of J. M. Thurston hose company on
Wednesday night , Fob. 10 , are progress
ing llncly. and nearly all the details are
completed. The alVnir will take place at
Tumor and Mot/5 halls , it being antici
pated that noilhor onoof the commodious
.structures will hold tlio throngs wliioh
will attend. The ball will undoubtedly
bo a gnuid a flair , and a night of ploaMir'o
is promised to all who attend.
Ke.intiryinjr tlio Mllliml.
The Millard hotel is again receiving
some beautiful touches at the han'U of
accomplished artl&ls. The square of
ceiling immediately outside the dining
room and over the main stairway is
being prepared in light and tasty colors
with floriated borders and artistic do-
.signs. The walls will bo reduced from
their prcfecnt to a lighter lint , which is
intended to harmoiii/.c nicely with Iho
ceiling. The whole will I'o a decided im
provement to the .spaco selected.
Loft tliu Cabby.
One of Stophonson's cabmen , who had
grown tired of wailing for a passenger to
return from the B. & M. depot yesterday
to pay his cab faro , rushed to the bag
gage-room to seize the truvclor'h luggage ,
and found that the traveler and liiggagu
Itad skipped oil' on the train to Kaii.sas
City. A\ owls were inadequate to express
tlio depth of that cubby's feelings.
Judge Thurotor. is recovering from his
recent severe attack of dipthcria.
Among the throe Johns mentioned in
yesterday's BKB as being arrested while
drunk and disorderly was John McGriel.
John says this is li mistake , as ho was not
drunk , and the charge against him was
interfering with an ollicor.
Mr. Geo. Canlield , of the Canfield house
left Monday night for Fremont where the
Firmin-Jaolc comedy company is now en
gaged. Mr. C.mliold proposes to see that
Ihe F.-J , combination square up a little
hotel account of $100 which is duo him.
The U. P. Band will give their third
annual masqucr.ulo lull , February 10th
: it Light Guard's and Metropolitan balls.
I'lm bund will p.irado through the streets
in the aflcrnojn , .1 la Mt.rdi Gras and all
business men aio imitod to participate.
This will no doubt be the finest event in
this line of the season.
A little live-yea.-old girl , daughter of
Mr. Showlovo , residing on W obiter street ,
wandered away 1'iom home Monday
and caused her parents several hours of
anxiety. She was found on the street
nnd taken lo the rooms of the Woman 'a
Christian Aid associalion , uhero her fath
er discovered her in Iho oveninjc.
A few errors were made in the slalo-
mcnt regarding the lilig.ition over the
effects ol the late F. V. Adams. The cor
rect version is as follows : Mr. William
T. Lyon was in charge of the rooms dur
ing tlio absence of Mr. and Mrs. Stan1.
The goods wcro replovined from Mr.
Lyon during their absence. When they
returned the goods wcro left in Iheir
charge lo secure payment of room renl.
Yesterday Iho goods , under a decision of
llic court' , wcro returned to Mr. Lyon ,
and Iho mailer will bo sullied , llo had
intcicst in the rooms.
The genial police court officer Alike
Wlialen , received by express a largo
trunk yesterday , apparently consigned
from Chicago. " 1 am pretty .sure. " ho re
marked as ho was about to opmi the
trunk , "that this is my Chiistmas box
Mint mo by Iho many friends I made in
Chicago when I was chief of poliro there. "
Just then the lid llow.opcn , and hip as
tonished ga/.o full upon a choice assort-
mcnt of old boot.s and shoos.glas , bolllus ,
brickbals , and general back-alloy brio-
a-brtic. Somuol "tho boys" had put up
n job on him. Whiilun is mm * dlslrilmliiij , '
Mrs , Goo. Cnnlipld loll ye lorday for
Pennsylvania lo visit rolalhes.
Geonro II. Foolo , Kansas City ; Samuel
Disslon , Philadelphia ; L. 1) . Girard , Si.
Louis ; L. D. Pierce , Denver , are at
MisH Viola Allen , Mrs , August A. Fos
ter , Miss Genevieve Dcamun , and Miss
Maud Dixon , members of SalvinPo com
pany , are Mopping at the Milhud.
T. C. , J. B. , and C , E. Bninnor returned -
turned from West Point ycstordayattor a-
tendance upon Iho obscqulci of Iheir
Charles Jackson , Now York ; William
J. Cook , Philadelphia : William A. JSo-
land , Chicago , and W , II. Haskell , Chicago -
cage , arc at the Paxton ,
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