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AN AGED FEMALE FIRE F1EN1
ITho I- Startling Tale Developed from a Littl
A PERSECUTED GIRL'S STORM
Bhn Aedtiscs Tilrs , Jlnrrctt , Clothe
of tlin Dead Botttli Unmtm
f } TotiRli , with Arson mill
The Stock Yard i Gang.
The issuance of replevin papers i
Justice Anderson's court yesterday , an
the recovery of a trunk bj * a young won :
an , was the cause of the revelation of
tale of crime which , if true , shows lha
South Onmlm is infested with a gang c
criminals of the deepest dyo. And wlui
adds to the horror of the Inlo is Hie til
legcd fact that n woman is llio leader o
the outlaws , anil that to her is nltribuln
bio the frequent fires which have nllliete
Tlio young woman from whom th !
story of orlrno is obtained is Sophia Lir
strum , a Swede girl 20 years eld , who re
pcatcd the tale in a straightforward mat
nor to a Uic : representative wh
found her in a room in tli
Ainscow building at Fourteenth an
Lcavenworth streets. In recounting th
circumstances which led to I ho recover ,
ot her trunk she said Hint she had been 1
the employ of Mrs. Barrett at the sloe
yards , and that two weeks ago her on
ploycr turned her out of doors , rofnsln ,
to give up her trunk and other proporl
which she had in the house. Since thn
time she has boon endeavoring to recovc
her trunk , but had been unable lo do s
until the replevin papers were issue
.yesterday. Constable Rnstin served tli
papers on Mrs. Barrett , and was at fir *
refused the trunk
AT TUB I'OINT OP A ItnVOI.Vr.U ,
but finally the woman gave in and th
Dfllccr took the baggage to Justice Andei
Ion's office. There it was discovorei
Uhat the lock had been broken and all th
articles of value removed , its only coi
tents being an old pair of shoos , Tli
girl was much chagrined at the loss e
her goods , and expressed her intontio
of swearing oat a search warrant fo
It was then that Miss Linstrun
told her story , which she subsequent ! ,
repeated to the reporter , of the terr
bio causes which led to her bcin
driven from Mrs. Barrett's house. I
was in substance as follows :
"I nm a hair worker , and was living a
Minneapolis when Mrs. Barrett sentfc
mo to como to South Omaha and wor
for her. 1 bad previously been workin
for her daughter Mary , who ran a hai
sloro in Minneapolis at 1238 Fourtl
street. She agreed to give mo $25 ;
month , and as I was out of work , a
Mary Barrett's store had burned down ,
agreed to como. 1 brought a lot of hai
with mo and everything to work i
with , but there wasn't much to do ii
that line in South Omaha , and so
worked mostly about the house. I di
Borne hair work at odd times.
After I had been there some time Mrs
Barrett proposed that 1should make u
a lot of hair , and in the spring she woul
fit up a store and wo would go into parl
norsnip. Then wo would have the stoc !
insured for twice what it was worth , am
after tlio business had been going si
weeks she would
HAVE THE BUILDING BUIINKD DOWN.
She said that all I would have to d
woulel bo to keep my mouth shut am
swear that the goods were worth who
Miey wore insured for. I refused lo g
into any such business , but she tried t
"She said that she had done the sami
thing a number of times with the assist
ance of her sons , ami hael always com
out nil right. Once , in South Omaha , sin
had poured kerosene on the iloor of i
room where Dug Johnson lived and he
son hud set it on fire. Everything wa
prepared for the conflagration , and tin
contcnls of the building were all packet
up nnel moved without toss. From tha
operation she said she made $000. Onci
afterwards she had started a fire , but i
was discovered anel put out.
"Sho also said that lierdaughlcr Marv'i
fctoro in Minneapolis was sot on lire b
her son Frank anel that she made lots o
money out of that.
after telling mo all Ibis , I still rcfusct
to do ns she wanted mo to , and then she
drove mo out of the house , threatening tt
kill mo with a revolver. It was a cold
snowy day , and I walkcel to Omaha am
have been hero since. "
A FAJUI.Y OF 1'IKNDS.
Continuing her narrative , Miss Lin
strum said : "Mrs. Barrett also told nn
about her son John , who was killed , ant
that ho hail often helped nor burn build
ings as well as her son Frank. John hai
lieon in the penitentiary , and she had an
other son in state's prison for killing i
man. Slip had given the testimoir *
against him herself , as she didn't hav
any moro nso for him.
rtl don't know what I will do now. ' .
want my things- that she has hid some
where , ami I am going to get them if
can. I know she has some other stolei
things down there for I saw some blank
cts belonging to Dr. Galbraith which sli
stole from him tlio night ho came to he
house to dross John's wounds. "
Since tlio burning of the Hammoni
house nnel Dug Johnson's saloon on th
night of November 80 , Mrs. Barrett am
the Johnsons have been living in the sum
house in South Omaha. A man who ha
been boarding at the same place until Ih
last few days was mot by a reporter las
night. Ho corroborated tlio hinslrun
girl in regard lo Iho property which sh
claimed to have when she wont to Mrs
Barrett's to live , and told some dnmag
ing stories about the old lady. Ho o\
pressed tha bolicf that sho. in connectioi
with the Johnsons , wore planning
ANOTIIEK I'IKB TO OCCUlt SHOltn.Y.
In support of this stalemient ho sal
that the house where the families wcr
now living was being stripped c
its contents , which were being se
orctly removed to Omaha. Ho fiiii
that no hud visited the house in the las
day or BO , nnel found the upper room
bare , which fact Mrs. Barrett strenuous !
tried to conceal. An endeavor was mad
to keep up appearances , and in his opii
ion it > yas their intention to bum tli
place in n dny or so and ulaim the insui
anco on the contents which had been re
Tim 0001)3 IN OMAHA.
To verify the statement that the Join
eons had removed their goods to Omulu
A reporter called at COO South Fourteen !
street last evening , where it was allege
llmt they had been taken , O
Vnouking ut the door , ho wti
qulcUlyDailmittcd by a small , brieh
npponring woman , who proved to bo Du
Johnson's bolter half , Shn oxpruf.se
herself as being glad to see the "youn
gentleman. " but was sorry that she ha
no "girls/ ' when it suddenly dawned o
the roportoi that Mrs. Johnson was coi
diluting a bagnio. This proved to be tli
case , nr.tl nu inquiry for Dug drew 01
Iho information that Miv > . Johnson woul
not have him at homo nights , us EI
could not entertain hrr company wlic
ha was present. The moms were foun
to be well supplied with household good
'tiucithe pi opri'JtreBS iiunpuuccd .that si
intended to have a grand opening in tii
KIM.KU IX A QtTAllflKT
Mrs. Barrclt and her family , accordin
to all reports , do not bear a very savor
reputation. The first great promlnene
that they received in Omalia wa * who
John Barrell , llio oldest son , W.-H shot o
the evening of November 85 , from tli
ellectsof which ho died in St. Joseph
hospital December 10. The cause wfiic
led to the falal shot was a barroom quai
rcl. Barrett was considered n hard mat
and while attempting to run Brim
Strathman's safoon with a hig
hand , lie was ojcctetl by the pre
prielor. Ho returned shortly , how
ever , ami opened tire with a revolve
through Iho window of the saloon. Tli
room was crowded but only ono man wii
struck by n bullet and ho was comp.ir :
lively uninjured. Barrett then ran , pu :
sued by the crowd ; In the street ho mi
a man named Jack Cook and opened lit
on him. His shots did not take ollcc
anil ho foiled Cook with the butt end t
the pistol. While lying on tlio groiin
Cook tlrow a gun and shot Barrett in tli
log , from the effects of which he die
three weeks later. Cook was exonerate
by n coroner's jury , who declared 111
killing lo liuvo been in self defense.
THE OLD WOMAX.
Mrs. Barren figured in Iho courts hot
last October in connection with n figl
she had with a woman named Sanehc/.oj
Both wore terribly injured in Iho niolci
clubs having been treoly ii'sctl on hot
sides. Mrs. Sanclieyoy hael struck Mri
Barrett with her hand' when the lattn
secured a heavy sliillelah and struck Mr ;
Sanchozoy n number of blows , tlrivin
her inlo a store. As she e.ntered sli
picked up a heavy stick , and wheclin
quickly , struck MM. Barrett. Both w <
men then ran through the town , flghtiu
as they ran , anil would undoubtedly hav
made mincemeat of each other if the
had not been separated.
Tin : oriiUK itAitur.TTS.
Mrs. Barrett is said to have bee
divorced from her husband. Ho is no' '
conducting a saloon at Minneapolis , an
report says ho is1 no better than ho shoul
bp. Tho'daughter Mary , as llio Linstrni
girl assorts , is also a lire bug , as well i
the son Frank. Slill another son is r <
ported to bo in state's prison. Mr
Johnson remarked last night that
fourth son , Henry , came to South Omali
some time ago for the expressed purno-
of killing Jack Cook , the slayer of Joh
Barrett , but was persuaded to return t
Minneapolis without accomplishing h
SOUTH OMAHA HUES.
For some time previous to the killin
of John Barrett and subsequently tl ;
number of mysterious fires in Soul
Omaha was something alarming. Indif
nation meetings wore held by the citizci
of Douglas precinct in which tlio town
located , and the county commissions
were requested to furnisn them with pn
tection. This request was denied , an
the citizens then formed themselves in I
tire companies for their own proteclioi
The last lire qccurrcel only a short tin
ago , the building destroyed being a si
loon. It was supposed at the time t
have been of incendiary origin.
The Charge Brought Against Slmo
Itopo by Annie Bozwitz.
Simon Hope , who conducts a talk
shop on St. Mary's avenue , betwcc
Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets , w :
arrested last evening on complaint e
Annie Bozwitz , for attempted rape , an
was lodged in tlio central police stalioi
The complainant is a young girl about 1
years old , residing at Twentieth an
California streets. Her father is a tailo :
and docs work for various shops aboi
town. According to tlio girl's story sh
went to Hope's shop last evening to ri
turn some work which her father ha
completed. She found Rope alone in tin'A
store , and ho enticed her into the bac
room. Tlioro ho threw her on the be
and attempted to take improper libortie
with her person. She resisted his ai
tempts , and managed to make her ci
capo. She immediately came to the cor
tral station and told her story and the ai
When Hope was arrested ho denic
that ho hael attempted to elo nnylhin
improper with llio girl. "He admittc
that ho kisseel her and callcel her a nic
girl , but without any bad intent. Ho is
married man with children.
Both Kopo and Iho complainant ar
Polish Jews. Tlio case will bo fully in
vcsligatcd this morning.
Union machine sows backwards or for
wards. _ _ _ _
A JjiiCKy Letter Carrier.
A suit involving in a measure the lia
bility to their guests of inkcopcrs wa
tried in Justice Helsley's court yesterday
It appeared from tlio evidence tha
Charles II. King , a letter carrier , abon
the middle of last December delivered t
Fred A. Joslyn , then clerk at the St
Charles hotel , a letter for Frank E. Black
mar , a guest of the house , containing $10C
The letter was placed in the key rack
was spirited away and was never deliver
ed to the person addressed. Complain
was made at the postoHico and an Invest :
gallon had by Inspector Robinson , whic ]
resulted in an order to withhold from th
carrier's pay $100 for tlio benefit c
Blackmar. King then brought an actio
against George A. Joslyn , proprietor o
the hotel , and the clerk , to recover th
amount withhold from his pay by tli
government , on the grounds of th'o de
tondant's negligence. The defense sot u
was that the carrier had not conforme !
to the regujations of tlio postollico ele
parlmcnt in delivering the lollor , an
consequently no liability attached to Hi
hotel proprietor , The jury , after liv
minutes' deliberation , returned a venlie
in favor of the plaintilV for the fu !
amount of the suit.
Duel With Knives.
Joe Grace and Mart Conloy became it
volvcd iu a quarrel last evening an
resolved to light it out to the death. Tli
spot selected for the duel was Tenth an
Chicago streets , and knives wore chose
as the weapons. The conflict had hi
just fairly commenced , however , who
the nolico swooped down on tli
belligerents and convoyed thoi
to the central police station where tlio
wcro looked up for the night. Both ha
managed to get in several blows wil
their knives anel their bodies bore th
marks of the sharp blades. Neither e
them , however , wcro badly wounded , tli
cuts being simply slight flesh wound ;
Both men were under the influence e
Self-threading Union sowing niachin
Against the Plumbers.
Yesterday Sheriff Coburn served tli
the papers in nn attachment suit brougl
by the Trenton Rubber company ngaitu
Cowing & Co. , the bankrupt plumber
for $1,075. The property attached wr
n house ami lot , at the corner of Twoi
tieth and Chicago streets , which is sni
to belong to Mr , Cowing. There is som
doubt about this , however , ns the dee
docs not appear to bo on record. '
is possible thut Sheriff Coburn's ' uctio
in attaching this property , will bo coi
tested by Mr. Cowing.
Thq Curtis Manufacturing company , <
St. Louis , -Mo. , also s.\voro out an attael
ment in thti district court ycsterdn
njr.ilnst' Cowing & Co. , on an account <
Union sowing machine lusts a life tin'
A CASE OF "HANS UP,1
Hans Young , the Snloonist , Closed by c
Army of Hungry Creditors.
A REPLY TO GENERAL
An Kxeursloti Steniner for Omnliiv
Tim Gcrnmn Federation Fnlls
Ijoonl Clinrlty North Omnlin
Hans Young's Troubles.
Judge McCullocli opened business i
the county court yesterday by issuin
to George Duncan an attachment tipoi
I Inns Young for $250. This action wn
followed immediately by all the fate
saloonist's creditors and the comity au
district court and Justice Ilclscloy's tr
biinnl were buried throughout the fen
noon , arming olllcors with the papers c
authority. About 1U o'clock Demit
Shurill'Grebo and Constable Kuril arrive
at the saloon and forthwith took posses
sion. The business of the bar was suspended
ponded and Messrs. Henry Coggcsha
anil J. II. 1'arrolt , the appointed ajtprai :
ers , pushed tlieir work.
Mr. Duncan , when called upon to slat
why ho had closed down on Younj
stated that lie had every reason tobeliev
that Hans was attempting to dispose e
his property with intent to defraud li !
creditors. Yoiin < r had last week mail
over to .his wife his homestead proport
on St. Mary's avenue , and ha
cndoavored to make sale or his saloon t
II. 11. Kennedy , who conducts the gan
bling establishment above stairs. Mi
Duncan e.\pressed himself as convince
that Young had squandered the prolil
of the business in gambling and ilis.sip ;
tion.Hans Young was standing at the bar t
his lost establishment at noon ycsterda ;
ca/.ing in a dazed fashion at tiio work t
the appraisers , when a icporter for th
"Oh , it's a shame , " said tb
saloonist in reply to the reporter's tin
question. "George Duncan made a brca
at mo this morning , and started tli
whole business. Ho had no right to do
as the note on which ho holds me is m
due until March 0. I don't know whr
I'll do , but I liopo to patch tilings u |
Friends. I loll you , are pretty hard to fin
in a fix like this , and I don't believe on
has fallowed his nose this morning. Hones
man , if I had sold out last night , I mcar
to square up all , and would have bee
able to do so. It seems that hero latel
everything has been against me , and
have been dragged into a box. In th
lirat place Kennedy got the lease of th
place for next year over my head and
should have been forced to get out b
April lltli anyway. Then there are lol
pi other things gone wrong which put m
in bad shape , but if they give me : i shoi
Iwill make everything right. "
Hans has indeed fallen into a compl
cation of troubles. The Law and Onlc
League was moving to have his 1 icons
withheld for the year. Policeman Howie
was pushing against him a prosccittio
for assault ami battery and ho had bee
arrested for permitting minors to pla
pool in his place. Ho lias been "llyin ,
high" recently and spent a great deal r.
money out with the boys , although it i
asserted by a man who knows him we !
that liis gambling has not cost him mor
than two or three hundred dollars al
winter. The total of the claims agaim
him will doubtless exceed his availabl
assets and it looks altogether bad for hiir
The following attachments were isstici
in the county and districts courts :
Geo. W. Duncan , $358.00.
Bockhoff & Mack , $050 ,
Mctz Bros. , $500.
Parrotto & Sweeney , $70.
Accompanying tho'bond of Mr. Duncai
is a statement to the effect that Mi
Young has disposed of most of his real es
tale to his wife , with a view to putting i
out of the way of his creditors , i\n
lurther that ho is trying to dispose o
other property for cash , and then loav
town , in order to render the collection o
accounts against him by his creditors :
Following attachments were issued b ;
Justice Helslcy :
Grotmack & Bochmko $21.
Chartes Young $70.
llennard & Dclleckcc1 $104.
H. B. Kennedy $25.
Henry Rohlff $103.
Henry Diot/.cn $19.75.
Hermann Beasolin $100.
Win. Schnack $9.20.
Stubomlorf & Nester $120.
Chas. Wood $50.
All the cases against Hans Young havi
been continued until the 25th inst.
THE OTHER SIDE.
How the Ballard Case Appears ti
To the Editor : The Herald yeUcrda ;
contained startling headlines attract
ing attention to the Ballard case no\
pending before the supreme court , am
borne one has exhibited most manifest ! ,
a desire not only to create a false impres
sion in regard to the facts in the case bu
alho to belittle and bemoan the judge be
fore whom the case was tried. To nn ;
one who was present and watched th
progress of that trial , from day to da
the charge sought to bo made by tli
counsel for the defense against Judg
Neville seem most out of place and re
pugnant to fair dealing. The counsc
complain of "judicial confusion" aii' '
"judicial phenomenon" in that trial.
That the counsel was seeking to con
viet regardless of the law or the facts
that there was "confusion" manifes
at that trial , no ono will deny but thn
confusion existed only in the brains ( ? ) c
the counsel for the defense overwhelms
as they.were by the uncontradicled fact
in the ease , which showed conclusive ! ,
that a cruel , unprovoked murder hai
been committed that it was deliberate ! ;
planned and executed was equally man
ifost. Have the counsel so soon forgotten
ton the fact that , when in tlioir confusioi
tliov were nnablo to formulate a qucstioi
tlioy desired to propound to an expor
witness , the court kindly adjourned unti
another day , to give counsel the opportu
nity , by consultation witli tlieir books o
some moro experienced practitioner , t
formulate tlioir question ?
Have the council forgotten that , afte
the defendant had rcsteil and the state hai
closed the casp with its rebutting cv
donee , at their request the court pc
mittod them to again enter upon th
defense and give evidence in supper
there of which , by reason of tlieir ' 'con
fusion" they thought they had ncglcctoi
to do ?
Have the council so soon forgotten tha
at the conclusion of that trial they ac
knowh'dged to the court an apprcciatioi
of the kindness shown them ? Or wa
thut acknowledgment the result of tli
"confusion ? " A peculiar feature of th
"remarkable agreement" referred to , i
that nowhere do they claim that Ballar <
is not guilty of the crime charged
that lie lias been unjustly convicted c
that crime. The only complaint is , thn
in certain language used by the court i
Instructions to the jury , the court shoul
have used other and different languag
to express the same idea. In short , th
complaint is Unit the court made use c
the language in thu instruction to tli
jury ( hat they arc to "mint fovo motive
etc tliat.it was thn duty of tliojurv to u
quire as to the motive is conceded ; tUt
U was the duty of the court to eo instrui
them. The error they coluplain of ii
that the court told the Juryto "hunt" a
tor the motive instead of tolling thorn t
search * to inquire ns to lha motive.
The counsel think they sco n wide di
fcrcnco in the two expressions. May li
true , that that difference docs exist , c
that it is so marked as to mislead a jur
is quito another thing.
An examination oFtha "argument" n
fcrred to will lead to tlio inevitable con
elusion that a new line of practice is t <
be adopted in the trial of cixscs , a pnu
tico imported from a Mater stale , an
that is to bemoan and belittle the lior
ored judge trying the casc.that the pec
pie , not the higher court , may pcrhap
think injustice lias been done tliG defend
nut a practice the non-observance ) o
which will not only promote the bos
interest of the community at largo bu
save from disgrace an attorney seeking t
adopt it. A.
AN EXOUHS10X BTEAMJKIt.
A Sclicmo Willed l > romlscn AVell Ifo
Cant. Lcdormann , the well know
steamboat man of St. Louis , is cxpectc
to arrive in Omaha in a few days to mak
arrangements to furnish this city with n
excursion steamer during the coinin
Uapt. L. lias long operated on tli
Mississippi a line of excursion Meiunori
and , in all probability , tlioro is no rive
man better known or moro widely popi
lar. Ho has determined to begin th ]
year the operation of a line of light o >
cursion steamers on the Missouri rivoi
and is now taking steps to place on th
Big Muddy at least three elegant boat !
ono for Kansas City , ' St. Jc
sopli and Omaha. Ho i
now in St. .Joseph booniin
the scheme for all there1 is in it , and i
confident of bitcccss. He will come t
Omaha , as already intimated , to lee
over the ftold , and if the necessary psi
tronago can bo assured , the steamer wil
bo sent up lioro in the spring. It woul
bp used , of course , by excursion and pii
nic parties , and could bo secured at roas
ouable rates to maku trips up and dow
the river. There is bcarcoly any doulj
but that the schema will bo or
thusiastically taken hold of , and thn
Omaha pleasure-seekers will have a no\
form of diversion during the comin ,
The noiseless Union sowing machine
"THE CEU3IAN FEDERATION. "
How the Great Plan Seems to Hav
The Gorman association held a most ir
tcrcsting session Thursday night. Th
oflicers elected by the directors wer
duly given charge of their olliccs : Pros !
dent , J. I. Fruehauf ; vice-president J. J
Spolman ; secretary Kessler , trcas
urer , John Baiimcr and recording score
tary , Phillip Andres. After the routin
business a discussion ofisomc spirit arose
It will be remembered that the BEK som
weeks ago announced that a plan wa :
afoot to combine in the Gcrmai
Association every society of tha
nationality in the city am
give the German-American School wliiel
is the basis of the organization the sup
port of all the Germans of 'the ' city. 1
seems that the well meaning gentlcmoi
who conceived the project have so fa
failed ami that there arm nojprospects o
its over maturing. In the lirst plao
the Turners , who apply thei
athletic energies to business en
terpriscs , are virtually master
of the situation as the association is mad
up almost altogether of ? their member
ship. For seine reason they thought i
unwise that the school should go out o
their hands and whentheConcordiawhicl
jcd out in the new plan , applied to conn
into the association the Turners stipu
lated that the applicants must bccomi
members of the Verein. This the Con
cordia declined to do and proceeding
were forthwith blocked. Matters stu
stand as they have for years past an <
will for a while doubtless continue such
Light running Union scwingmachiin
"THE GREATEST OF THESE. "
A Chat AVlth a Commissioner on I'uU
lie and Private Charity.
"You can not imagine the suffering
which public and private charities havi
been called upon to relieve in Omahi
during this winter , " said one of the coun
ty commissioners to u reporter ycstcrda ;
"Douglas county , " ho contimicel
"has spent vast sums for this purposi
and a number of private purse
have- been heavily drawi upon. Then
is a certain old gentleman , backeel by tin
ready funds of two charitable capitalist !
who has done nearly as much to relieve
want as the entire county enginery work
ing for that purpose. This bonevolon
man is abroaef in all parts o
the city and ready to respond
spend at any moment to tin
cry of need. Ho is a Catholic and so arc
the gentlemen who provide him will
funds , but that fact is of no bearing , ai
destitution wherever found , irrespective
of race , creed or nationality , is minister
eel to with open hand. Tlieso gontlcmei
certainly deserve great creelit , but tlici
have expressed themselves so strongl'
averse to publicity that I will not giw
their names. That is true charily for yoi
and it is not misplaced , as the old gentle
man makes personal inspection of cacl
"Aro you over deceived in your distri
bution of public bounty ? " tiio reportc :
"Not often , as Mr. Pierce calls at cacl
place from which an application comei
and makes scrutiny ot the facts. W <
are constantly receiving informntioi
from ministers and variou ;
citi/.ons of cases of need and wo at onci
visit the locality indicated prepared witl
relief if it is required. Wo had to Jaugl
at the hair-brained rabbi who pompoush
instructed us that wo should remit sup
plies in instant compliance with his orders
Not much , wo always take a'glanco ' at tin
situation and satisfy onrsolvcs that tin
requirements are actually as' presented. '
California Excursions ! ! '
Round trip tickets , goo'd f or six months
Finest scenery in the world.
Stop at Denver and Salt Ijako.
Dates February 8,17rand March 3.
Also popular cheap uxcnrsions ovcrj
Wcdncselay. $15 pays onorway
Return when you pleaso. Kates coming
back about the sumo.
For further particulars * write P , S
Eustis , General Passcngcj ? and Tickc
Agent , Omaha , Nob.
Union Sowing Machine'200 N. lOtii SJ
A Youthful Kiiifcr.
Thursday afternoon two boys , one
nnmcd George Scott , a cripple ague
about 1C , and Herman McKcnna , agci
14 , while on their way homo from tin
South Omaha bchool , got into a qutirre
about a girl. Scott drew his pockot-knifi
and stubbed the other boy in the back
The wounded boy was unable to nltcni
school yesterday and may bo seriously hur
Scott lives on Eighteenth street , in th
next block south of Williams. Airs. Me
Curthy is the teacher of the room ii
which the boys attend school.
Union Sowing Mao mo , 200 N. ICtn SI
, Tha wife of Joseph Uullock , of Syracuse
N. V. , for the Until lime In lour jcars lu
her Uustniul with twins. .
THAT PRIVATE DETECTIVI
The Latest Charges Trumped tip Again
FACTS WHICH KNOCK THEM OU1
Emery Says Ho Was Not Inlcrvlouc
Senator Mandcrson UrjicH the
rnssn > ; o of the Omaha
Port of Entry BUI.
"Tho disgraceful length to whic
the Herald is going in its attempts t
down Marshal Cninmings disgusts mo ,
said a democratic member of the cil
council to a reporter yesterday. "D
Miller or his scatterbrained hirelings wl
find that they barked too long and tej
loud that their venomous prosecution e
the marshal has created a public sympi
thy and feeling for the man whoso ropt
tation tluiy are trying to besmirch.
Imvo always maintained thai Marshi
Cummings was hardly qualified for tli
position which ho holds , but I do hi
lievo that ho is nn honest man , who i
in point e > f character , above the men wh
are assailing him. "
Tills expression is the sentiment e
many who have paid some attention I
the envenomed assaults which are bciu
made against the marshal's chnrnctu :
ami there is hardly an individual wo
posted in police affairs that will not ris
odds that the marshal will not bo indictc
by the grand jury.
Anoint1 ! batch of silly charges again1
the marshal appear in the Fifteen !
street organ yesterday. Perhaps tli
silliest and flattest is that relating t
"Detective" Ilorrigan and Dclcctiv
The circumstances briefly are llicsi
Some time ago the city council pastel
resolution authori/.ing the marshal t
employ a private detective in such case
as no saw lit. This permission was give
in a broad , general way , without any n
hlriutions as to the nature of the case
which should bo turned over to th
private detective , or as to what etetcctiv
should bo employed. Mr. Emory , wh
had previously done satisfactory wor
for the police , was selectee
on an understanding that ho shoul
Giulcr all possible assistance lo the mai
hai in cases which required carofi
work , Mich as could not easily bo pel
formed by the policemen. The const
quenco is that a number of cases Imv
been turned over to Emory ( who thu
really became an attache of the polic
force ) , and ho has worked them up. None
ono will deny that so far , the transactio
In ungrammatie'al language , the state
mcnt is made in the locti
columns of the anti-Cmnmings organ
"Tho marshal of a police force _ actine : a
agent for a private detective firm is iub
about the same as if the clerk of the Pax
ton wont around looking up guests fq
the Millard hotel and still retained hi
own place to accommodate him. '
This is as absurd as it is false
The marshal in employing the dc
tectivo was acting just as ho hat
been authorized by the city council. Tin
fact that Emery gave him part of the re
wards , counts tor no moro than were tin
money to have been given him by one o
his own policemen. It has boon tin
custom of city marshals , not only here
but in other cities , to accept ruwurtls fo
the arrest of criminals , and Gumming
merely practiced what others have prac
ticed before him.
The interview in the Herald in whiol
ho is made to say that ho gavi
the marshal forty or fifty dollars a
different times , Detective ) Emory do
nounccs as bogus. Ho says that ho neve :
maele any sucli statement , either direcll ;
So far as Horrig.xn is concerned In
never has been employed as detective
and has no special detective ability. II
was , however , assigned to special duty a
officer at large , to "roundup" crooks ant
vagrants whom ho miglit run across fron
time to lime.
Without an equal Union sowing ma
Senator Mnmlerson Urges the Pns
snjc or nn Important Kill.
Mr. Max Meyer , president of.the bean
of trade received yesterday a loiter fron
Senator Mandcrson concerning the bil
to make Omaha a port of immediati
transportation , which has passed the him
uto. In the letter , Senator Mandcrsoi
"Arc you crowding our people in tin
house , especially Judge Weaver , on tin
bill to make Omaha a port for iinmcdiati
transportation of dutiable goods ? J pro
cured its passage through the senate par
ly , that il miglit bo pushed through tin
house. Yon had better have our loca
papers stir this thing up. Remember , i
is not to make Omaha a "port of entry. '
It ( Omaha ) cannot bo that , not being or
the frontier. It is already n port ot tie
livery , and this is to make it an M. T.
There has been a good deal of blunder
ing in the matter of this bill , and homo ol
the local papers have insisted all along
that this effort was being made to have
Omaha designated as a "port of entry. '
This , ns Senator Mandcrstm sayn , is al !
wrong. Omaha can not bo a port of entry
try , because it is not on the "trontior,1
as , for instance , Now York and Sar
Francisco are , "The object of the bill,1
explained Mr. Meyer to the reporter , "is
to make Omaha a port ot iimno
diato transportation. That is to say
goods which are consigned te
Omaha from foreign ports instead of being
ing hold in the Now York custom house
for instance , for appraisement and exam
ination ( which sometimes requires a tic
lay of months ) , will bo shipped al once
to Omaha for appraisement and dolivon
in bond. By this scheme 1 can got good )
Irom Franco in thirteen days , which , bj
the present sy&teni , require seven weeks
If Omalia were made a port of immcdi
ate transportation , a number of apprais
ers would have to bo appointed and r
Donded warehouse instilutcd. This wil !
bo undoubtedly a great thing for this
city , and certainly it will bo but a ju&i
recognition of Omaha's growing great
ness as a commercial centre , "
Union machine lias automapc tensions
Tlio Union sows backwards or forwards
Wants to "Drop"
Sheriff Coburn has recently had ai
applicant for tlio position of "trap
springer , " in case Ballard is hung. Tin
individual who thus seeks to gain note
ricty and secure filthy lucre by taking f
human life is Owen Connolly , bet lei
known as "Whisky Jack. " As "Jack1
is not to bo depended upon in times o
emergency , Sheriff Coburn has decided t <
rojool his implication.
The Now City Directory ,
' The city directory feir 1880 , " fcuid Mr
J. M.WoIf yehlerday in reply lo the qucs
tion of a reporter for Iho UKE , "contain :
24,710 names. Estimating three to !
name , the population of tlio city would bi
74 , H8 , whfuh may bo considered a fairl ;
accurate. The now 'directory contain
100 more pajjca thnu that of last year. "
Successful Presentation of "As Yo
Mko It" by Adelaide Moom
A largo and refined nudienco grcctc
Miss Adelaide Moore at the opera lion ;
last night , in Iho opening with "As Yei
Like It" of her two nights cngagemci
here. The house which sat before tl
stage last night was probably in a moi
critical mood than Omaha audicnco ? usi
ally indulge. A young woman , hand
capped by her foreign birth ( "Knglisl
you know , " is not sterling in the wcs
was to appear for the first time hero pn
suming lo e < say tlio roles to whic
tlio mistresses of drama have aloi :
reached. Hence , tlio applause that wr
allowed spoke of honest ( sentiments an
thai Iho bravos were frequent anil on
call before Iho curtain actually occurrc
is of immeasurable compliment to tli
star ami her support. Mi s Moore hr
the face and figure of u nymph or an
other delightful what-yc-niay-call-it an
her bearing on tlio stage is beyond n
proach. Her acting for ono of her fei
years Is highly commendatory , ullhoug
logo boyontl this would bo to slrolch a
proper praise to the base limits i
flattery. She with her excellent suppoi
give a performance which pleases th
house , anil what more can a play gee
ask than to bo pleasetl tOne
Ono notable feature of lasl evening' '
play is that it introduced professional !
an Omaha girl for hur lirst time at home
Miss ( iimiovo Ingersoll , whoso talent
have often been illustrated hero bcfor
in private theatricals and public nmateu
performances , appeared last night in th
pastoral character of Phoebo. Althoug
her role had but little opporlun
ties , her pretty face and MVCI ;
voice at oncu won instant attention. 1
was with pleasure ) that the many of ho
deeply concerned friends witnessed thes
bright promises of the future , and th
Bii : : joins in the congratulation which i
unanimously extended to her. Som
handsome bouquets and garlands < :
llowcrs worn presented her , but the rule
of the company management forbid MIC
open displays , and the audience was un
awaru of the tributes.
The same company nlays Sheridan' '
"School for Scandal" Ibis afternoon an
"Ilomeo and Juliet" to-niglit.
Another largo anil well plce.sod audience
once witnesseel the double bill of "Fatlic
and Son" and the "Bonnie Fish Wife ,
by tlio Vincent company at the People'
theatre last night.
This evening and to-morrow nigh
there will bo another change of prt
gramme. The beautiful play , "Qucen :
Evidence , " will bo produced with Mi
and Mrs. Vincent nnel the entire coin
pany in the cast. Thopieco will bo wcl
mounted and include a fall of real watei
OltreiGHTON _ COIjTiEGM XOTKS.
The Scientific Ijccturc Items of In
tcrost The Examinations ,
Two scientific lectures on Sound an
Musical Sound will bo given to tlio publl
on Tuesday , February 0 and Fobruar ,
10 , with novel and htartling ovperimeuls
such as ono seldom witncssctl. Jnvitti
lions and programmes are printed an
Examinations arc now in progress am
the students find them moro searching
anil thorough than usual. The report
giving percentage of merit marks wil
soon bo in the hands of parents who cai
thus by a glance tell the standing of thoi
The older students attend lectures ever ;
day , and all have drill in elocution twie <
a week , to learn modulation of voice
gesture , tones , inllcclion and pathos ii
eleclainiing or reading.
All kinds of games to while awaj
wintry weather innocently and picas
antlv , are furnished in the play room
The boys are formed into an associatioi
and elect their own ollieers who wcsidt
and keep order. Ono of the profcs
feors is always at hand. She passes in
anil out occasionally. There is an aii
of satisfaction among tlio students ,
who enjoy themselves heartily ai
play and are all the more ready for class
afterwards. To see thorn in class , tho.y
are settled down not with the look o ;
boys to forced tasks , but like men of bus'n
ness at their desks in a study to thoii
The Debating society proves another
benefit to the students. The young boy *
take to it enthusiastically , and already
there i marked improvement in gettinu
arguments and in replying oil-hand
These societies make the boys feel the re-
sion ibilily of keeping order. Ant ! they
thus learn to love law"anil respect one
another. The debate of last Wednesday
was eiuito lively on the merits of Ciusai
vs. Alexander. Charles and Edward
IMIray won tlio contest ; although their op >
poncnth Bernard Hello and M. McGrievv
had good speeches and spoke forcibly ,
An election of oflicers resulted as fol
lows. President , Father O'Mcani ; vice
president , Thomas J. Uussoll ; &ccrotary ,
Henry V. Malone ; treasurer , Joseph Me-
furvillo ; censors , John Wlialon and Wil
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