Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 03, 1886, Page 8, Image 8

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f The Latest Charge Against Marshal Gum
minga False on It3 Face ,
Secretary Kndlcott Enquire * luti
Costs Iiocnl llasc llnll FcUru-
nrjr AVcixthcr An Unfor *
The latest Clinrgc.
The enemies of Marshal Cnnuning
trumpeted to the world ycstcrilay , Ihrougl
their joiirnnlislio monlliplcce , Iho titling
of a now crime discovered against him
In Iho course of a column of local mat
ter , supported byn wisely mysterious cell
torlal , the Herald charges that ( lie rclcasi
of Clinrlcs Huveritlgo was connived a
and secured by the marshal for the con
sldcration of a bribe * Now , to thosi
who know Iho facts nfl the reporter upoi
this case well docs , such a statement np
pears as the .sheerest nonscnso. Somu
thing may bo need bo brielly said o
Tin : Kviiti : < uuAsi : : .
In the spring of 1885 Charles Bovcridgo
a young stock dealer of Fremont , am
formerly of Chicago , forged the nainu o
his partner on checks to the amount o
$1,100 , and by this deception swindle )
the Hank of Wnhoo and tlio Commcrcia
National of ( his city. Ho lied , urn
although n married man took with him t
certain Minnie , a young school tcachci
of Fremont ot whom ho had bcconit
enamored. SI.o fell ill on tliu flight am
ho sent her lo Canada intending to fol
low. The banks at once instituted a vig
orons searcli and Charles J. Emery , a do
teotivo of this city , was put upon tin
caso. Meanwhile Boveridgo was spottci
in Harper , Ivans. , by a detective namci
Williams , nnd when the forger startei
on his trip to Canada , aflor clearing tin
coast , as ho presirmed , this Williams
joined by Emery , followed and ciiugii
their man in Detroit , liovcridgo was released
leased on a compromise and returned te
his family promising reform.
The fact of the matter is Marshal Cum
ings had no jurisdiction over Bcveridge
the city police never touched the man
nnd the marshal is lo be believed in faei
when ho .says ho never saw liovcridgo
When Williams and Emery rcturnod will
the captive , they were met at the trail
by two reporters , and tlio live went di
rectiy to Iho county jail , where
the prisoner was given over to tlu
hands of tlio jailor. A few days latoi
when the father of Bevcridgu , a wealth }
merchant of Chicago , arrived , a compro
iniso was struck with the bank and tlioii
agreement not lo prosecute unqucstion
nuly obtained. Tlio complaint
Bcveriilge was originally sworr
out iu Anderson's court ami
then laken to Judge Scldcn
Before this hist tribunal , aboul 4 p. in.
Heveridgo , in custody of Joe Miller , wti. <
taken for hearing. Not a witness appear
ing for the complainants , the case was
dismissed aiiu Uovoridgo was discharged
If ho ever saw Marshal Cummings be
tween the commission of his crime anil
the hour of his dismissal from ens
tody it is not known tc
Joe Miller and the reporter witness , as
also lo Williams nnd Emory. Anil as
liovcridgo was a prisoner of llic countj
from Iho moment he rcachcel hero in
custody , it is unreasonable to suppose
that Marshal Cnmmings would bo bribed
to use his official powers iu the man's
behalf. <
WHAT Tim nnitAM > nniTon SAYS.
A BEK reporter called at the liuralel
office yesterday and was granted. ti
brief interview with Mr. Morrissey , Ihe
editorial chief of that journal , in Dr. Mil
ler's absence. The reporter attempted Ic
inform the editor that ho ( the editor ) wa.-
wrongly advised , and that ho ( tlio editor ]
didn't know what ho ( the editor ) was
talking about , lie ( the editor ) at once
sat down on him ( the reporter ) forcibly
Mr. Morrissey was sound in his posi
tion , and knew that Cummings had neon
bribed in the case , the proof whurcol
woulel be forthcoming before the grand
lury to tlio confusion of the marshal anil
ills ollicial overthrow. Mr. Morrisoy said
that lie had it straight that money hail
been paid Cummings for tlio end alleged
and that ho knew , upon information ,
that Marshal Cuinuiings had conducted
Boverielgo from tlio county iail to his
trial and acquittal in Justice Scldcn' :
court. Mr. Morrissey was also informct1
ot sundry other matters utterly incorrect
in the case and was enthusiastically on
the trail for Marshal Cummings' fated
scalp ,
Emory in the fortunate or otherwise
author of all this not. Ho was mot in
city jail yesterday conversing will ;
Marshal Cunnnings. Gracious mo , what:1 :
shook the Herald's yarn had given him ,
nnd what an ornery shame it was thai
tlio pious marshal should bo heaped will
slander and foul "calomel. " The dcteo
tivo had the blues over the matter , am
was nil cut up that ho should bo dragged
by the cars into such n scandal when he
hadn't ' opened his mouth. Ho declared
that the case would bo knocked bky-higi :
when ho was brought before the
grand jury. An hour later , however ,
and in another part of town the detective
said that ho nail given Mnrnhnl Cummings -
mings $10 , after the whole matter was
over and the forger hud been brought
back and liberated. Tins money Emuri
alleges ho gave to the marshal as a share
of the reward for ills kindness in giving
him access to the police telegrams during
tlio search and before Huvendgo was lo
cated at all. This fact Emory hays lit
mentioned to curtain parties , bill say ;
that ho does not sco anything in it to ro-
licet on Iho marshal.
Captain Sullivan thinks ho is iv hard
man to interview.
'You'll not talk to mo , " ho said , "the
marshal ought to resign , I swore novel
to speak to aropin'tur again. Go 'long , J
don't know anything , but you bat your
llfo tliuru wus faomo crookee
work done in that liovcridge
case , lint them's no usu trying lo piling
rau ; I understand that names up in
Michigan where that school teacher live ;
wrote down hero to iiml out whothoi
Hovcridge was inmUheil for his crime
but bet your lifo I won't give a wort :
away. Didn't I toll you I didn't know t
blamed thing you'll see the fur lly whei
the grand jury gets to working , but 1
know less than n niulo obout anything
nnd have got nothing to say. "
Secretary Kndicott Makes Some In
< liilrlo8 Itontilng the Indians.
Secretary Endicott , of the war department
mont , has sent a communication to Gen
Howard , which was received yesterday
making inquiry about the cost of the in
fitntry bands in this department. Tin
figures will be made up and forwarded ai
soon as possible. In reply to the ques
lion of a reporter , Asst. Adj. ( ion
Itreck said that there wcru six regimcnta
bands in tlio department , ono for eacl
regiment , the First , Fourth , Sixth , goy
cntli , Ninth infantry , raid ' Nintl
cavalry. Each onq of thcso i
composed of sixteen men , takci
from tlw , .juidt | anj given private's pay
* Ju ! niliHllon to this , each member of ( h
banel receives an extra salary made u ]
from the post fund , regimental fund , an
contributions of olltccrs , Whether Bee
rotary Endicott desires to know Ilio et )
' thcso organizations in order t
recommend tlicir disbandmcnt , is nol
known. Certain it is thatono plca anl
feature of post life would bo destroyed
were the military bands to bo done awaj
From reports received here it appears
that the Cn ys and the 1'iegans , who havi
been complained of from time to time a :
thieves and plunderers are now them
Reives the victim" . A Crow chief named
I'lcnticoues , pcems to bo the prlncipa
suflcrer at tlio bauds of the white thieve *
a largo number of his horses and catth
having been driven from their mountair
The ohief and his braves started out or
the trail of the thieves. They tracked the
Iior.cs through 1'ryor Gap and inte
Wyoming , and finally overhauled tlu
gang between Stinking Water river and
Gray Bull creek. The thieves hail haltci
to lay in a supply of beef , nnd when Ilrsi
soon had just killed ono of the stolen
steers , al some distance from llieir camj
and the horses.
ricntlcouos wailed until the men were
absorbed In the operation of skinning the
beef , and then took possession 01 the
horses , loaded on the saddles , tenl am
other camp outfit , and immediately start
cd on the return trip , feeling very proud
of having secured not only his own
horses , bill those of Iho thieves , will :
some good saildes { and other collaterals
When the Indians left , the men were
.still busy skinning the stcor , and Plenll
cones was unable to report their remark. '
when they found themselves " .set afool'
and stripped of everything except the
beef. It is .supposed thai the usually
silent hills echoed back a continuous tor
rent of the most vehement profanity thai
has been heard in northern Wyoininsj
since the discovery of Colter's Hell ,
AUOU T nA8 E I ) Alii i.
The Northwestern JjcnRtio Clinrlcj
fjord In Onmlin's Malinger.
The Northwestern League scheme ,
which originated in the brilliant base ball
brain of Ted Sullivan , is still unorgaiv
izod. Mr. Sullivan , it is believed , has re
ceivcd orders from his backers to dro | :
the matter until it is definitely known
whether Kansas City is to bo represented
in the Nalional league. In Iho lattci
event , the Northwestern league scheme
will doubtless fall through.
Everybody in Omaha knows Charley
Lord , the oltl manager of the Union 1'a-
cities. Ho writes to Manager Kay , of the
basso ball park , as follows :
ST. .Tosnrir , Mo. , Feb. 1. 18SO. ( Icorccc
Kay , Estj. , Uniahn. llcar Sir : Through the
papers I Irani thai you have purchased
Me.ssis. Canan and Hitchcock's interest in
tlio Athletic paik and will have sole control
this coining reason.
Should Omaha have a team In Sullivan's
proposed .Noithwcstern League , I should
like exceedingly to secure the management
of it. 1 am eonliclcnt of my ability to oimnsra
n good te-am at reasonable money and elem-
onstrato the fact that Omnlia can and will
supiioit a good team. 1 feel particularv !
( piaUHcd to judiro of Omaha as a base ball
city , having managed tlio Union 1'aclllcs for
nearly three seasons.
As to my ability to cngace a team cheaply
and make them play ball , I refer yon to ihu
Kvansvillo team for 1884. Tlio lilifliest salary
paid was $125 per month and the ptitlru
salary list , ineluiliiic all employes , was SI , 100
per month. 1 do not claim that I can dupli
cate tnat team for tlio same money , but 1 declaim
claim tliat 1 can enuage one that can make
an excellent showing against any club ami
that can draw crowds wherever they play ,
and at reasonable salaries. Trusting that
yon will favor mo with a roplv as early as
convenient , I am , Yours truly.
CHAS. M. Lonn ,
St Joseph , Mo.
Mr. Kay , in speaking of the matter
said : "Wo are receiving applica
tions from baseball players all over the
country asking for engagements with the
Omalnis. I pre'uino i have in my desk
ns many as forty applications. So 'far as
the cost of luring a club is concerned , 1
believe that a good one can bo put into
the field at an expense even lighter than
that ligurcd by Mr. Lorel say $800
month. "
Another Wave From the North and
Trufllc Impeded.
Ground Hog Day and a scorcher. The
sun shone , but it is big otlels that the
ground hog did not bask in its shine ,
The day dawned at 10J ° below , 7 o'clock
came at 10 ° ; 10 o'clock , 15 ° ; 12 o'clock ,
12" ; 0 o'clock , 10C : 7 o'clock , 11 ° ; f.
o'clock , 0 ° ; midnight , 5 ° , and n light
snow falling , and at I ) o'clock this morn
ing only 8 ° below.
rollcjwing was the temperature at vari
ous points , taken from tlio Union Pacific
report :
North Platlo , Nob.lightsnow , 8Q above ,
Cheyenne , Wyo. , cloudy , 13 ° . above.
Laramic , Wyo. , clear , 43 below.
Kawlins , Wyo. , clear , 15S above.
Evanston , Wyo. , cloudy , ? 2 ° above.
Ogdcn , Utah , cloudy , 82 ° above.
Denver , Col. , cloudy , 14 ° above.
Kansas City , Mo. , cloudy , 8" above.
Butte City , Mont. , cloudy , 20Q above.
Kailway trallio is again slightly impe
ded by the cold. All the eastern trains
yesterday , except the Sioux City
which was on time , came in late froni
three to live hours.
The Union Pacific "overland" arrived
five hours behind time , having been de
layed in Iho far west by head winds. The
remainder of the trains on this road aru
moving on schedule . The Ii. & M. seems
lo bo O. K.
An _ immense snow-slide occurred on Ihe
"High Lino" near Lcadvillo , Colo. , yes
terdny , and the trains will in eonso-
qucnco bo blocked for a timo.
Mean barometer , 30,20 : ; .
Highest barometer :50. : 0i ) , date 11th.
Lowest barometer 2'.l,02) , date liOtli.
Monthly range of barometer , 1.047.
Mean temperature , 7.2.
Highesttemperature41.8 , dateJifltli.
Lowest temperature , diite'Jtli.
Monthly range of tcinpeialiirc , tfi.O.
( iicatcst dally range of temperature .11.5 ,
I.eaht dally range of tompur.ituro .71.
-Mean daily ran go of temperature 17.4.
Mean dally dow-polnt u.tK.
Mean dally relative humidity 8'J.O.
1'u'valllng direction of wlnil , northwest.
Total mouMiiont of wind , 8MO , miles.
Highest velocity of wind and direction , S3.
Total precipitation , 1.15.
No. ot foggy days , 0.
" " clear > S.
" " fair " 15.
" " cloudy " 7.
No. of davs on which 01 Inch or more rain
or snow lull , 14.
Depth of unmcltcil suo\v on ground at en0
of month , 41 nches.
Dates of lunar Imlos , 10 , 21.
Dates of frosts , 2 , a , 5 , 11 , 13,15,10 , 18,10 ,
A { 'oironst I'repurcil lly Professoi
Couch ,
IVof K. , T. Couch , Ncbrnsktx's own nni
i\olu ) ivo wcuthor prophet , has propnrct
u forccnst of the weather for Fobrunry
In prosoutin tliu btutemcnt , which i :
hituh ) up from all available data , ho says
The object of thcso iirciHctiona is t <
impress the fact that with the uuccssar
anil iiluboi'iUii iletonuinutions tliu btorni
of whiter ( unUsumuiur ) cnu bo so forutoU
ns'to bo of vnluo to Ilio farmer , stockmsiu
nnd miners , and thai tlio annual expend-
iluro of $70,000,000 ( t ) to determine tlio
weather , to bo rend nflor the snow
blockade ; is raised , is too awfully slow
for this advanced ago ; and this is also to
show that common humanity must bo
patient and content to work 100 years in
advance of such deliberate bodies as the
American Association for the Advance
ment of Science. "
February 1 A coast storm ( Wcotlndinn
hurricane ) is forming , ami will move
north. In the northwest the winds will
bo northerly , blowing toward the storm
February 2 A storm center will ap
pear on the Pacific coast , moving south
east , with raius and snows.
February 3 Upper clouds from the
south will carry moisture north , giving
fogs and frosty lintel In the Atlantic
states , and the storm , moving from tlio
west , will combine and give general rains
and snows.
February 4 The wind in the northwest
will rise to a blizzard , and , following tlio
storms to sea , n cold wa vcor norther will
sweep far to the south.
February 5 Area of high barometer or
clearing weather.
February 0 Low barometer area will
appear from the west , with clouds nnil
light winds.
February 7 Cloudy , colder , snow and
February 8 Cloudy and blustery.
February I ) Area of high barometer.
February 10 Followed by falling bar
February 11 And a wild winter storm.
February 12 ( Told norther , but a.storm
area from tliu southwest will put in an
appearance with much snow and wind.
I'cbruary 11 Temperature rising.snow
softening , .southern thunderstorm , heavy
rain or snow. ( Railroads must not wattle
lo clear their trucks. )
February 15 A cold norther will set in
icing Iho tracks , snow crusted.
February 10 Cold and blowing.
February 17 Clearing anil calming.
Fcbuutiry 18 Moderating , clouding.
Fcbtuary It ) Uaromcler falling , wind
storm on Ilio way.
February 90 Milder , rain or sleet ,
changing to snow , southern Hoods.
February 21 Temperature will fall
low with high northerly winds.
February 22 Cold winds , snow not
February 23 Moderating and cloudy.
February 21 Area of high bai'onioter ,
February 25 Changing to falling.
February 2(1 ( Warining.eloiiding now.
February 27 Low barometer , rain or
February 28 Month ending with snow.
Spring would open early except for the
snow on the ground.
Ail Englishman AVIio in mi Exllo "All
on Account of His U'il'o.
William Hill is a Doncastor English
man now behind the bars in the city jail
for the crime of beating his wife. He
was arrested Monday night and would
have been tried yesterday but for tlio fact
that his wife was too badly used up to
appear against him.
lie .speaks with a broad Doncastrian
accent , which makes his utterances ex--
ccedingly dilHcult to understand. With
out attempting to reproduce his peculiar
accents , tliu reporter gives William the
benclit of his statement : " 1 went into
my house last night anil without a word
of warning my wife threw n bucket of
hot slop into my face and nearly dreiwned
mo. I don't bay what I did then , but I
just want to ask von what you would
nave done in my place , chv You'd a felt
mighty like beating her , wouldn't you ?
Mr. Hill , who is a man about -15 years
of age , wont on to explain that ho had
been driven from his nntivo country by
the actions of his wife. "The lass , " lie
said , " \yent around to the elifForenl trades
people in our town making purchases
and got me badly in debt. Iwas scrveel
with a summons to appear at the next
assizes to stand trial on account of the
debts which she had contracted ami
which I could not pay. 1 knew that I
would be thrown into prison because 1
could not settle up the debts , so I did not
answer the summons , but lied with my
wjfo to America. "Yes , " lie concluded
with a high , "tho lass has got mo into a
good bit of tronblo. "
They Meet anil I'ans Resolutions of
Thanks and Condolence.
The Omaha Carnival committee mot at
tliu Millard hotel to finish up till
busincs connected with the carni
val. The following resolutions were
adopted :
Jfc.soU'C(7 , That the thanks of tliecoiuinlttco
are duo and are hereby tendered to 1'axton tfc
Uallauhcr , McCoid , Hiwly & Co. , 1) . M. Steel
< b Co. . Samuel Burns , Let1 , Fried A : Co. , Mil
ton Hogcrs & Sons , 0. 15. Moore , Hector ,
Wlllioliny & Co. , Conso'ldatcd Tank Line
Co. , for generous donations of supplies ; to
the Ainei lean District Telegraph company ,
for ftce delivery ; to the Telephone company ,
foru-io of poles for electric li lit wires ; to
the ( ! as company and Mr. Collins , Its inuna-
tor , for tliu beautiful arch of ixas jets gratui
tously placed at Seventeenth street ; to
Messrs. J.V. . Morse and Samuel Burns , for
use of their premises and services of thulr
families In aldlnir tlio committee ; to residuals
of Doilgo sticot , torillumiiKitlii ! , ' their prom
ises , aim to citizens generally for their liber
ality In generous financial aid ; to the press
of the city for tlicir liberal support and ad
vertising : ; to Iho city council for granting
of street , all of which contributed to and
were essential In nuking the lirst Omaha
coasting carnival a success ,
llcstilval , That the thanks of tlio I inmlt-
tco arc also extended to those patrioto citi
zens who , regardless of personal safety , sac-
riliced their limbs to prevent tlio traverses
reaching full length of the course.
Itesolral , That the thanks of tlio commit
tee are tendered to our gimats from Council
UIull's. Mlssoml Valley and I'lnttsmontli for
laigo delegations sent from their respective
cities , and wo i egret that the riutciu'.ss of the
Omaha citizens kept them Iromtbo use. of the
main co.istlng track and made their visit a
trial lather than a pleasure.
Itcmlvctl. 'flint tlio Ihiinks of tlio commit-
Ira are extended to Urn proprietors of the
Millard hotel for use of looms for committee
The committee congratulate themselves
that , notwithstanding the destruction of the
embankments and tliu blocking ot tliu track
by the sni'ctntorc , no serious c-ausaltles wuio
repotted to the coasters , and had our rules
been emseived wo bullovo no accidents would
have occurred to any one.
Coasters who promised ( inancinl aid
and have not yet settled , are requested to
elo so at once.
New Star nt the
Mr. C , J. Holt , of Decatnr , 111 , , made a
line temperance address at the W. C. T.
U. Buckingham hall , beginning a wook'H
meetings Rev. K. B. Graham , pastor of
the United Presbyterian church con
ducted Bible reading and prayer and
gracefully introduced tliu speaker. Mr.
Holt is himself a reformed man and un
derstands tlio temptations which sur
rounds "Tho boys , " and his peculiar
power in organizing them into clubs.
Ho rapidly traced the different temper-
ancu organi/.ations , tlio Wnshingtonhin ,
the CJoqd Templars , the W. C. T. U. , and
tlio Murphy movement , which have cul
minated in the prohibition movement ,
which agi tales tlio entire country to-day.
His wittioi.-ms are irresistible. Ills pa
thetic Morii-s melt every heart , Ho wants
to "havu the mothers' boys. " His tribute
to the \\r. C , T. U. UucKingham home ,
where the tempted boys are bheltercd and
helped , was well received.
Many signed Iho pledge and start on a
new life. The mcuiings will conlinuo all
week aiu | all are earnestly invited espe
cially druukuu men.
The Viaduct Plans of tlia-Mtfrse Bridge Oo ,
Accepted by the Council.
A Council man Dissatisfied nt tlio Con
duct , ofChlorKiiRlncor Hiitler
Gas Ordinance.
Oilier City
The City Council.
The regular meeting of the cily council
was held last evening , President liechel
in the chair , and present Members Uohni ,
Hailoy , Dailey , Ford , Furay , Goodman ,
Goodrieh , Leo , Leedoi. Schroedcr and
Thranc. There was a largo attendance
of Interested citizens , who remained
through the long session , in spite of tlio
fact that the council chamber was ex
ceedingly chilly.
From the mayor , approving certain or
dinances passed nl tlie last meeting , in
cluding tlio ordinance ilxing the lire
From the mayor , reporting that he had
signed contracts in triplicate for the con
struction of viaducts on Eleventh ami
Sixteenth streets. In explaining the
matter , the mayor stated in person that
the contract called for the vacating oi
.Sixth , Twelfth and Fifteenth streets , and
tiiat Eighteenth and Nineteenth M recta
remain as at present. Ho had hesitated
about signing the conti act on account of
this clause , but after taking advice la
wns of the opinion that Eighteenth and
Nineteenth .streets could bo opened at
any time by notion of the city council.
The contract was read as feigned by the
mayor , and the Union Pacilic , andOmaha
& Southwestern railroad companies ! .
Mr. Leo said that ho thought that the
contract would work an injustice to the
property owners of t Im Second ward , as
it abandons three htreetH for a wooden
bridge on Sixteenth .street. Itmightbc
all right for the First ward and a benefit
to its property owners to lese two .streets
for an iron viaduct on Eleventh street.
Mr. Uehni replied that ho thought the
First ward was the largest loser , i real
ity it losing four btrcets by the contract.
Ho believed tlio proposition would be a
benefit to the city and to the Second
After remarks by Messrs. Fin-ay , Lee
and Leeder , the mayor's action was ap
From the mayor , submitting an in
demnity bond for $20,000 in accordance
with "an act to provide for viaducts in
cities of the lirst class , " Approved.
From the mayor , appointing W. J.
Kennedy , O. F. Davis and A. u. Souer
appraisers on Uanuigo by change ol
grade. Confirmed.
From the board of public works , sub
mitting an opinion by.ttio'city ' attorney
that the clause prohibiting the product
of convict labor being used by paving
contractors cannot legallyjbo inserted in
specifications. Referred.
From the city auditor , submitting his
.statement for the month of January , as
follows :
( Jenenil ituul . 3-4.OOr : ) > .2.
Water rout funil . ll , < m'JC
Judgment fund . lltl.W , ! ! )
Library linul . rylW.l
1'olieo fund . l
Fire fund . . , 72.S ! !
Curbing and guttering fund. . < i . IS HS.n
From the city lreasurer , ireporting the
protest of the insurance . companion
against paying their laxets. - Referred to
the city attorney.
From the city trciunrir , reported that
ho had received through Ernest Stuht
$2J09 ! as subscription towards paying for
the damages by the viaduct on Eleventh
From the Omaha Cable railway , pe
titioning the council to defer placing the
contract for building the Eleventh .street
viaduct until negotiations had been made
by the petitioner to obtain right of way
over the same. Referred.
From property owners on Fourteenth
street , protesting against tlio opening of
the street under the railroads to tlio width
of only thirty feet , and asking that &uch
a contract with the railroads bo not con
curred in by the council. Placed on file.
From citizens , calling attention to the
blockaded condition of Marcy street be
tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth by the
Chicago lumber company. Referred to
the delegation from the second ward.
From the Barber Asphalt Paving coin-
the council may designate , for § 120 , on
both sides for cross walks.
This called up a general discussion on
paving material , and the needs of Far-
nam street for cross walks. The present
condition of street crossings was de
nounced , bill n diflbrcncu of opinion ex
isted as to the material which should bo
used in relaying them. Mr. Uailoy
moved that the matter he referred to the
committee on paving , curbing and gutter
ing , to report immediately , instructing
the board of public works lo rcadvcrtiso
for bills for laying the cross walks , the
material not being designated. The mo
tion prevailed.
From the Omaha llorso railway com
pany , asking that they bo allowed the
right of way across the Eleventh street
viaduct. Referred to the committee on
viaducts and railroads.
By Goodman That the city treasurer
tender the amount ot damages awarded
to property owners on Eleventh street by
the erection of the viaduct. Adopted.
By Dailoy That the city clerk give
notice that the council will sit as a board
of equalisation in tiio clerk's ollieo on
TlmrMlay , February 13 , for the purpose
of equaluing certain special assessments.
By Sehrooder That the street commis
sioner drain Tenth and Eleventh streets
south of tlio Union I'aeilio tracks so that
when the snow molls it will no
overflow on Tenth struct north of the
tracks. Adopted.
Police That the action of Marshal
Cummings in .suspending Martin Shield :
from the police force bo sustained , as the
charges had been fully proven , and that
the olliecr bo dismissed from tlio force.
Fire and water worktf Reporting thai
now quarters had been scoured for No , ! 1
company at a rent of $ l&Vwhlcli , though
dear , was the best that the committee
could secure. Adopted.
Same Thai the suspension of Fireman
Hurold by Chief Engineer Duller was
unlawful and improper,1 * us in doing so
ho had violated nile IB ; winch provides
that Ho shall report all suspensions to the
mayor and city council.
Remarks were made by Mr. Furay on
tlio report , stating that as there were no
charges against Herald , the only out
that could bo tried was Chief Hiitler.
Mr. Butler was called for and Mated
his sidoot the case. His understanding
of the rules was the same as that printed
in the HKI : a few days ago
Ho also stated that | the ground
on willed ho discharged Ilorold was
for repeated drunkenness under particu
larly aggravating circumstances. When
employing men for the department he
did so to increase the ollicienoy of tin
sarvico. Ho had never discliargrd a man
for spite nor hired a man for friendship's
sake. The department , he believed , was
the most efficient of any in tlio United
States iu cities of the Biiuiohi/uns Omaha ,
But , ho believed , as boon as Ihe council
began bickerings in regard towhoHhouh
bo employed t'io elllcicncy of the depart
incut would bo destroyed.
Mr , Furay replied that sineo the no\\
udminiblration no reports had been ro-
ccivod from the fire department , as was re
quired by ordinance. It was not the chief's
prerogative to discharge men or hire
iliem , but that of the mayor and council.
Up believed that the chief slionld have a
wide latitude in the matter , but should
not have full control.
Mr. Leedor said that there must bo
something back of Mr. Furay's great in
terest in the case. Once before , when n
similar case came up , Mr. Furay was
the man who wanted the chief engineer
given power to appoint and discharge
men. [ At this assertion Mr. Furay shook
his bead in denial , but Mr. Tlirano
jumped up and said it was true.1 What
mid caused the change in Mr. Furay Mr.
Leeder said ho did not know , but there
was something wrong.
Mr. Thrano moved that the chief engi
neer bo instructed to prolor charges
against Mr. Harold and present them to
the council , which was adopted.
Gas and Electric Lights Recommend
ing thai the gas ordliiuneo introduced at
the last meeting pass. Adopted.
CIIAIIOKS A(1AI.S > T Plir.Sll > r..Vr JtKCHEt , .
By unanimous consent of tlio city
council President Bechel introduced the
following resolution , which was unani
mously adopted :
"Whereas , The Omaha Herald has
publicly charged that 1 am not acting
legally as a councilman ot the city of
Omaha , therefore ,
"Resolved , That the city attorney be
and is hereby directed to make a full and
complete investigation of said charges
and report at the next meeting of this
council. "
Mr. Bcchel said that lie introduced the
resolution for his own vindication , as
his honor anil honesly had been assailed ,
and ho wished the fullest investigation.
Viaducts and railways Recommend
ing that the Morse Bridge company's
plans as adopted by the board of public
works , with certain niodilications by the
committee , bo accepted. Adopted.
A resolution by Mr. Goodman was then
adopted that the bo'ird of public works
bo Instructed to nuiko a contract with the
Morse Bridge company for the viaduct
on Eleventh street , subject to the ap
proval of the railroad companies as per
the report of the board of public works
and the committee on viaducts and rail
ways , the co t not to exceed $82,800.
Making appropriations for the pay
ment of liabilities incurred during tlio
month of .January from the various funds
as follows :
( Joiioral fund Sl2bOl.14
Libiatv fund csusn
Police fund 2,8U.Mil
Kiiefmul : > ,14M7 ,
.liulgment I mid lavj.81 ,
Cuihlnirand'Cuttciliigfiinil : ' , ( ) . ! 1
Paving bond fund lbb\Kl (
Distiiet paving fund
( iriullng.tniid 1,451.21
Total S2SW5'.VM
Providing for the cloiing of bixth ,
Twelfth and Fifteenth streets across the
present right of way of the railroad
tracks. Passed.
Regulating the sale of gas intliocitv
and lixiiig the price at $1.75 per 1,000
feet. Passed.
The council then adjourned.
Shannon Letter Bill FileFiling Cabinets
and Cases. Schlicht's Standard Indexes.
210 12th street , opposite Neb. Nat'l Bank.
Itcinnmlctl to .Jail.
John L. ( tideou , the B. & M. clerk ,
charged with forging and altering rail
road tickets , was brought before Judge
Stenberg yesterday for preliminary
hearing. Ifo waived examination , and
in default of § 1,500 bail was taken lo
Young Allan is still in confinement.
IturlliiKtoii lloule.
California Excursions 11
Round trip tickets , good for six months ,
§ 100.
Finest scenery iu the world.
Stop at Denver and Salt Lake.
Dates February y , 17 , and March 8.
Also popular cheap excursions every
Wednesday.15 pays one way
Return when you please. Rates coming
back about the same.
For further particulars write P. S.
Eustis , General Passenger and Ticket
Agent , Omaha , Neb.
It is Considering- Case of Ijafay-
ctto Potvcll Court Notes.
That august body , the grand jury of
the term of February , 1830 , entered upon
its labors yesterday morning.
The lirst case taken up was that of the
state vs Lafayette Powell , charged with
murder. A portion of the public will
doubtless remember the circumstances of
this case. How Powell , as ho claims ,
on his way homo from church
one night in Florence was at
tacked by a gang of roughs , headed by
Charles Leslie ; how ho drew his revolver
and fired , bitting Leslie ; and how after
weeks of sull'eriug , the victim of tlio af
fair ( lied , aflcrmakin a statement which
implicated Powell , as malicious wretch ,
who had brought on the trouble by black
guarding his ( Leslie's ) friends.
A number of witnesses wore examined ,
both from Florence and Omaha. Drs.
Solomon and Robert testified as lo the
nature of the wound received by Leslie ,
and the probability of his having been
able to recover from its ctl'ect.s. Hank
Gunni.son and a number of other wit
nesses testified as to the circumstances of
the shooting and the relations which pre
viously existed between Leslie and his
Tlio time of Judges Wakeloy and
Neville was occupied yesterday morning
in hearing motions , rendering decisions ,
etc. The civil docket will bo taken up
Tlio following is the call before Judge
Wakeloy :
Merchants' National of Deadwood vs.
Miller et al vs. Sexauer ct nl.
Cook vs. Rose.
U. P. railway vs. Mack et al.
Foley vs. Thomas.
Vanplow et al vs. Omaha ct al.
Judge Neville's call for to-day is as
follows :
Hcndrlcks vs. Board of County Com
Festner vs , Dprnian.
Hall vs , Hartigan.
Carroll et al vs. Patrick.
At the October term the district court
made a final disposition of 22(1 ( civil and
! ) ; i criminal cases , and heard and
disposed of100 motions and demur
rers. do not include numerous
matters that were argued and submitted
to the court and taken under advisement.
The amount for which judgements were
rendered , aside from dismissals , aggre
gate in round numbers the hum of $127-
000. There wore 285 civil and criminal
cases commenced between tlio 5th day
of Septembcrtho ( time at which the dock-
was prepared for the October term ) and
the JHst day of December , when the court
adjourned sino dio.
The lollowing is an approximate state
ment of the expenses of the term that arc
to bo defrayed by the county :
KegiilarnPtftJiiry ,
Tales jurors
Halllllb'lccs , M2.03
( jiuudjury. , . . . * . . , .ji.oo
\VltiiesBfoesliicriininalcase3. . . . . . . 1W.40
Clerk's fees In ciliulnal cases and
misci'lliiiipotis fees , . . , . . . . , . . 5.x.00 )
Sht'rlll's fees iu criminal cases , sum
moning jiuurs awl attendance on
couit. . . , ui3.00
Total - - SJ , xJ.w
A warrant was i ucd"by Judge Ston-
berg yesterday for the arreit of Mlku
Flyiin on a charge of assault and battery.
A Ohnt With a Man Who Has Seen the
Wild and Wooly West ,
'Mid Howling Adventures Compli
ments for < cnorat Crook A
Ouster llcmlnlsccncc.
"Arizona Jack" ( John Dickinson , if
you want Ills right name ) , chief scout for
General Crook , is in the city , up from Ft.
Whlpple , A. T , , on a leave of temporary
absence. A reporter of the Hr.r. uiol tlio
gcntlpniau at military headquarters yes-
tonlnv afternoon , and enjoyed with him
a lengthy conversation upon the wild
west as it is read about back cast.
"Arl/.ona Jack" is about forty years
old , ii man of medium stature , rather full
of form , wears a broad slouch hat , top
boots , u blue shirt with a knotted handkerchief -
kerchief at his throat , cultivates a dime-
novel mustache , and drenches his curly
looks in high scented "bar's grease. " lie-
is a I'ennsylvanlan by birth , but years
of association with the Mexicans unit
continuous use of their language have
given his Kngllsh a crippled accent ,
ills hl lory would , If written , read like a
Cooper romance. Wandering from the
rustic home of his birth and boyhood
he has given his life to valorous frontier-
ing , lie has slept on the lonely plains
"with the sentinel stars as his oiily can
opy , "ami calmly heard the mournful
howl of the prowling wolf ; he has tamed
and conquered the wild horse ; lie has
met the savage in the open licld of
conflict , and fought him in the treacher
ous ambuscade ; from twelve gaping
wounds ho has shed his blood for
civili/atlon and the scars upon
his rugged breast are his proudest tro
phies ; lie has roamed for days the arid ,
rainless southwest deport , and felt the
pangs of long uuassunged ; he has
challenged the gn//.ly in its mountain
lair ami slain the monster single handed ;
lie has heard the calliope's boisterous
toot in the circus pageant's rear , and
danced the I'iutoar dance with his
-stomach full of gin. Arizona Jack is a
"Jo 1'ete" of nature's sterling coinage ,
and if his education does lack him the
address to move in society's vain circles ,
he knows , all the same , every foot of
ground from the Hio Grand to the Sonata
valley down to the Mexican line and
clean over into the While mountains.
' What is your mission eastward , Mr.
Arizona Jack ? " asked the reporter , po
"Oh. I'm just oA'on a furlough and
haven't got not'iiiig ' on hand. Where's
Gen. Crook ? Why , he's up to Fort
Whipple , in the iiorlh'n part of Arizona.
And the Apaches ? Oh , they're over in
the While mountains , in western Arizona.
Why ain't Crook after 'em ? Well , J
dunno. You'll butter give me till to-
morrer to think up that point. You
belcher life. Crook is a sojer and can
light Injuns like : i terrier. If the blame
gov'nment at Washington or .somuwhero
'ml let him alone ho'cl bring the rod skins
to terms , _ d'pend on that. No , the
Apaches ain't always a raidiir , but
they're 'larnally pestift'erous enough and
the Greasers are a hard set , top. Kv'ry
wmiht in awhile botli the Injuns anil
Mexicans start out raisin' h 1 and
ami the military read tiio riot act and get
after 'em. The Mexican's are done up
sudden , you bet , but the Apache1 * run up
into the hills anil there's where Ihe inter
ference from the gov'nment blocks
Crook. "
The scout went on praising the great
Indian lighter and showing how inter
meddling superiors made it impossible to
ciieck the outrageous Indians He was
asked after a time whether ho had over
campaigned iu the northern Indian coun
try and after saying that ho had been in
the Kosebud expedition made an inter
esting statement relative to the massacre
on the Little 15i < r [ lorn and the death of
the brave and iiiteipid Castor.
" 1 earned to Custer from
Gen'ral Miles , " said ( lie scout , "the
orders to wait. Custer took 'em
and sayin" 'dam the orders/ tore 'em up ,
and chvckcd them away without readin , '
The next morning ho swooped down
upon the Sioux village where he lost
hisself and his whole command. 1 was
then btrikin" back 'cross the country for
Miles and save my cacon , L guess. One
thing 1 never ev' unile'stand , and it
makes mo smile when i see the piejers
show the massacre with the men haokin'
at the Injuns with their swords , and that
is , fur MHiio reason Custer ordered all
sabres left in camp , and every man went
into that light with only his pist'l and ear-
bine. No , 1 can't explain Custer's no
tion , as u sabre is a purly good weop'n in
close quarters when ca'tridgesglve out.
But I'll chop oil' tor to-day and talk nome
more to-morrer. "
Wo have $20,000 to loan at low rates in
sums of l.OOOto $10,000 if taken within
ten days. J. W. & K. L. Squire ,
Council Mlnll's.
Still 111 .lull.
Cena Hanson , the young girl accused
of stealing a silk dress anil several other
articles ol value from Mrs Strasborger , is
still in the county jail awaiting a hearing.
Mrs. S. expresses a desire not to prose-
ute the girl , and it is probable that the
use will bo dropped , as all the stolen
ropcrty has been returned.
Sylvester V. Lobe , the alleged default
ing partner of Martlnovitcli & Co. , is
said to be in the city. He will not be
criminally prosecuted , in all probability.
Prepared with ipccl&l regard to heiil * .
No Ammonia , I.liuo or Alum.
Royal Havana tottery
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Tickets in I'lfilis ; Wholes , $5 ; Kindlons pro
Subject to no tiwiiliHilutlon , not cent Killed liy
tlio pin ties In lutori'ot. It Is tlio fullest tmiijf In
the nuturo ol clmtipu in ovlstonco.
For ticket * | > | > ly to till Il'.SV i : CO. . 1213 llrqiul-
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T Ills powder \ vr varies. A inim cl t > r inirl-
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nnmlciil iluui Ilio onlltmry klml" , nnil iimnnt lie
sold In cotnpftlllon wllfi the multllmle or Ion *
tp t. thoit wi'titlitt nlmn orplmsplmlo ] 'O\ulrrs ,
SoM only in onus. KOYAI , UAKIMI rouuuit Co. ,
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To show > oil tlio
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At the World's r.\ioltloii , New Oi-lcnno , over
nil compel ( torn , uinl tlio only BOHlnif mnulilnn
wllliout flimiKlnir or slopping ilia mnclilno.
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pel It , iiml IT lie bus not pntorprUc cnoiiiili to
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for circulars , ( onus iiml pi ices. Tlio Union
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one , and Is undoubtedly iho simplest mid
lu'St for rnnilly purposes. 11m licst nrninnent
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pilcotlinn liny other nuichlno In the nmrlict.
N'o machines sold except todcnlorsiit less limn
rctnll price.
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New restoratlv oti raiment for loss of xllnl poner.
Call and couanlt na or PPIII ! name nnd poht-ontoi
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N'o niii c'ous duic-tor oiibolis , rnpallia or oloh |
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No other Inlior suvIiiK Invcnillon lius so IOSH.
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biieli n I in 1(0 purcuntUKO of di-ur labor ,
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