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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , FRIDAY , FEBRUAKT 12. 1886
ON THE BALL-ROOM FLOOR ,
The Notorious Crook , OLarlea Tracy , Ar
rested for the Stoetzel Burglary ,
MRS. MORRISSEY'S MISFORTUNE
A Man Who Hold Ills fjiuul Too Soon
Points About Valentines Defy
ing the Ijiiw 1'ollooXownj
VAC. , Ktc.
A GniiR of linrglnrs.
The most interesting cnso in tlio police
court ycslcnlny morning was tlmt of
Charles Traey , who was arrested for
complicity in tliu burglary of Stoctzel's
hardware store on St. Mary'u nvenuo
Tuesday night. Mr. Stoclzcl's store , it
Will be ren'einbcrcd , was visited by
thieves , who clVuctoii an cntrnnco by
prying open tlio front door , and some
$100 of cutlery was stolen.
Wednesday morning Olllccr Dick Hnr-
dish , who is on the Tenth street beat , saw
Tracy , who is notorious character , Hy
ing around the pawnshops on that thor
oughfare , evidently up to mischief of
some sort. Hnnlish quietly made Inves
tigation , and found out that sure enough
n man answering Tracy's description had
been trying to dispose of some cutlery at
several of the pawnshops. He at
once laid tlio case before Cnpt.
Cormaok , and It was de
termined to arrest Tracy as soon as ho
could bo found , A warrant was sworn out
for him , but not until evening did tlio of
ficers succeed in locating him. He was
fcccn to outer Turner hall whore thoTlmrs-
ton ball was in progress. He was close
ly spotted and at tliu proper timu was
captured. The arresting ollicer quietly
placed his hand on the shoulder of tliu
crook , and before Tracy know what was
happening ho was hustled ofl'tlio ball-room
lioor. The crowd of merry makers part
ed , some of them slightly amazed at the
occurrence , and in a very few moments
Tracy was in the patrol wagon on hi
way up to jail. Upon a proms
] se that all prosecution against him would
bo dropped , he nmdo n
partial conlession and also told where
Jio goods could bo found. It seems that
lie had sold tlio cutlery to a ragpicker by
the name of M. Strunip , living on South
Tenth street , who appears to bo : i notori
ous fence for the sale of stolen goods.
This man had in turn sold the cutlery tea
a friend , named A. Cornblad , for $17. A
search warrant was sworn out , and an
investigation which followed resulted in
tlio finding of nearly all the stolen goods.
Tracy made a further statement im
plicating Jerry Koruan and Patrick
JJqyhui , two rising young crooks , as
principals in other robberies , Uolh of
the young men were arrested and placed
witli Traccy behind the bars of the
city jail. Boylan confesses to having
committed tlio robbery of Gibson's tailor
shop about a month a < jjo. A lot of clothes
ana cloth were found in a barn on Nine
teenth street between Karnam and liar-
noy , where they had been secreted by
"iracy and the witnesses against him
have been hold to the district court.
These arrests are very important , and
will undoubtedly load to the ureaking up
of at leabtono gang'of burglars wiio have
been operating in this city for months
past. Tracy is a man aliout 80 years
of ago , and well known to the police as a
hard and dangerous character , lie has
been out of the state penitentiary but a
few months , having been sent there on a
five years' sentence for highway rob
bery. Ho has also served two years in
the Joliet (111. ( ) penitentiary for burglary.
Boyhin and Kcrnan are young , neither
hcing over 17 years of age , but are hard
ened in vice. They have been arrested
times innumerable for various oll'ensjcs.
Great credit for the detection and arrest
of the gang is duo to Oilicor Burdish.
who discovered the first evidence , as welt
us to his brother policemen who assisted
him in closing up the case.
The Story Behind an Itit crest IIIR
Behind a will iilcd with the county
judge yesterday is an interesting story ,
a portion of which has already been
brought to light through litigation in the
local courts. The document referred to
is the last will and testament of Mary
Morrissey , who died hero a fuw weeks ago.
She makes her nicco , Mary Donnelly , her
solo heir , bequeathing to her a valuable
farm in Iliitchmson county , Dakota.
A quarter of a century ago Mrs. Morrissey
rissoy was living witii her husband In St.
Louis , Mo. At the outbreak of the war
Morrissey at once entered the Union
army , leaving his wife in St. Louis. In
the courao of tlio war Mrs. Morrissey lost
nil trace of her spouse , who for some
reason ceased to write to her. She heard
enough , however , in an indirect manner ,
from time to time , to convince
her that Morrissey was still alivo.
At tlio close of tliu war ,
ho did not return homo and Mrs. Morrissey
rissoy determined if possible to ilud him.
She scoured tlio country over , never fern
n moment relinquishing the liopo that fclio
would some day run across her faithless
spouse and fndtico him to return
to hor. She linally succeeded in trac
ing him to Burlington , Iowa , where
she found that ho had been living with
another woman ( who claimed to bo his
wife ) , but lie had died HOIUO years previous.
This alleged soeond wife or miitrcs.s ( for
Mrs. Morrissey would never believe that
her husband had committed tlio crime of
bigamy ) had been enjoying a ponhion
given to Mr. Morrissey on account of in
juries received in the war. She had al
ready drawn a considerable amount of
this fund when the real Mrs. Morrissey
appeared on the scone and disclosed her
identity. The government was notified
of the facts in the ease and at once
stopped payment on tlio pension. Slnco
that tlmo Mrs. Morrissey has boon litigat
ing in the courts to secure the accumu
lated pension money , and tlio suit was
Btill pending at the time of her death.
Last summer Mrs.Momssoy was living
in a uouso on South Fifteenth street ,
when the heavy Hoods occurred. Her
house was bui-rounded by water which
stood on the inside , ut u depth of four or
five feet. She contracted a violent dis
ease from the circumstance which
months later caused her death.
TUUITY Y13ARS AGO.
A. Man Who Owned 10O Acres In the
Heart of Omaha.
Dr. F , A , Homig of Manceloua , Mich. ,
who was at one time a resident of Omaha ,
relates some inUiresti-.fj reminiscences
of tills city thirty years ago. Tlio doctor
was at that time a young man jnit starl
ing In lifo and looking for a location to
practice his profession and open a drug
i'-tore. Ho selected Omahu on the map
M ilia location ho preferred and o.uno to
this city. When ho reached hero , however
over , ho was greatly disappointed , a ?
there were only otelit hoiij-js in tlio
town , ami they were almost .sunk
out of sight in the mud. 1-lven
ut that time there were pcoplo hero who
wuro confident that Omaha was bound to
bo a metropolis , and one ot them urgcit
the fact upon Dr. Howig that hu would
bo laying tlio foundation of n fortune by
buying huul. Tliu doctor was persimded
nnd purchased 100 acres now lying in the
heart of the city. For n year this land
remained in his possession , and a crop
was planted , The season was n bad one ,
however , the crops failed , anil there
being no clianco of n livelihood by
practicing his profession lliq doctor
yielded to the solicitation of a friend , sold
his land and returned to the cast. There
ho commenced tlio practice of his profes
sion , and is now in the drug business iu
Michigan. In looking over the city
to-day Dr. Howig located his former
fariu , ami it was with regret that he ex
claimed : "What a fool I was not to stick
to n good thing when I had it.'I
A "CON" MAN A1UIKSTI2U.
Henry Meyers Koolnn Douglas County
Fnrmcr nnd Is .Tnllcd.
Henry Meyers is a confidence man of a
dangerous typo. IIo is one of those Illy
lingered gentlemen too lazy to work , who
prefer to earn their living by their wits.
IIo has been operating pretty extensively
among the farmers of Douglas county ,
but has at last , it seems , como to grief.
lie is now iu the county jail awaiting
trial on a charge of obtaining money un
der false pretenses. His little game lias
been tills :
He would select a victim among the
farmers , become well acquainted with
him and finally uour into his ear a story
to the ell'ect that ho ( Meyers ) had fallen
heir to a fortune of ? 0OUO left him by an
illicit * in the old country. The money
was now in tlio bank , .awaiting transfer ,
and would soon bo in his possession.
Then ho would wind up with a request
that he the ( aforesaid victim ) would lend
him ( tlio aforesaid Meyers ) tlio
sum of $10 or $50. Meyers
always took caroto state in addition that
lie owned a largo ranch out west , which
ho intended to stock up with mugnilicent
herds as soon as tlio money came into his
possession. All this ho would oiler as
security for tlio paltry loan of SWor $50.
Ho generally succeeded in getting the
Yesterday ono of his victims , Fred
Schroedcr , appeared before Justice Hols-
ley and swore out a warrant for Meyers'
arrest , on a charge of obtaining $10 Irom
him in tlm manner above outlined. Con
stable Kuril at once took the warrant and
arrested Mo.ycrs as ho was about to board
a Union Puoilic train at KlKhorn station.
Meyers' hearing has not yet taken place.
Hurrah For Cold Water.
The reform club organized by Mr. C. J.
Holt , the temperance reformer , held its
lirot meeting at tlio W. C. T. U.
Buckingham hall. Messrs. Gratton and
Hutcson led the song service iu an enthu
siastic manner. Mr. F. M. Sprague , pres
ident of the club , bears his honors like
the "Plumed Knight , " and made an ad-
clrcsd which was applauded by " the
boys. " Mr. W. N. McUandlish led tlio
audience in a fervent prayer. Mr. C. J.
Holt made one of Ids "talks , " introduc
ing Miss Saunders , G. W. C. T. of Ne
braska , a talented lady , who spoke spir
itedly for prohibition. Mr. Holt then re
sumed his labors , which resulted in many
more signatures to the constitution. By
request Mr. Hutcson sang "Oh , Where is
My Wandering Boy J" which he linely
rendcrcij. Mr. W. D. Easly followed with
"The Beautiful Homo of tlio Soul. "
Last night Mrs. Clara Woodard , state
treasurcrjof tho-W. C. T. U. , addressed
the meeting. She is a talented woman
and line speaker.
Saturday night tlio W. C. T. U. will
give a reception to the member's of the
reform club at which Mrs. Jcnnio
Holmes , state president of the W. C. T.
U. , will bo present.
The public aio invited to the meetings
the rest of the week. ' 'Gome and see. "
DCol. Hall returned yesterday from n
three weeks tour of inspection of the
western posts. Ho reports that the
weather in the west has been delightful
for the past month. In Salt Lake City
tlio weather has been Bummer-like no
blizzards having swept in to mar the gen
eral serenity. At Fort Douglas , Col.
Hall says that they have not yet started
to build the quarters for the artillery des
patched from Fort Omaha , though they
are preparing to do so.
Gon. Brack said yosterdav that no
formal memorial service would bo hold
hero on the occasion of Gen. Hancock's
funeral , unless special orders from tlio
war department were received. The
Loyal Legion will likewise have no for
Circular , of 18S5 , department of the
Pintle , gives tlio names of all olliccrs and
soldiers who have qualified , as sharp
shooters , and marksmen , in the last
target year. There are 180 sharp-shooters ,
and over 1,500 marksmen against last
year of 70 and 1,000 of same classes.
Each person vyhoso name appears re
ceives n copy * of this circular , which
shows good work on the part of tlio print
er and in the compilation by the inspector
of rillo practice.
Defylnjj tlio Law.
Some weeks ago Gcorgo W. Whitmoro
applied to the village board of Florence
for a liquor license , but tlio board did not
grant it as the ground that the applicant
was not a man of good enough reputa
tion to comply with'tho requirements of
the Jaw. Whilmoro , however , defiantly
opened a saloon and made a second ap
plication for a license , which was also re
fused. Meantime two complaints had
been made against him for violation of
tlio law , anil ho was brought before
Justice Anderson , in Omaha , for trial.
Ho thereupon pleaded guilty and was
bound over to appear before the trrand
jury. Mayor Molviunoy and Councilman
Walker , Florence were in Omaha yester
day to bee if the grand jury him done
anything on tlio matter , but go far as they
were able to ascertain no indictment has
been returned against Whitmoro. They
are very severe in their comments regard-
lug tlio action of the grand jury in ignor
ing this case , nnd freely express the
opinion that tiio jury is in sympathy with
the violators of tlio liigh license law.
Sam Christy and J , B. Campbell are
the names of two amateur footpads now
In the city jail , awaiting trial on a charge
of highway robbery.
About 3 o'clock yesterday morning ,
Byron Clark was returning from the ball ,
via Sherman avenue. IIo had reached a
point pretty well out on that thorough-
faro.Iwheu ho saw several rods away two
men , easily recognized by the light of tlio
moon , knock a man down ana quickly
go through his pockets. Mr. Clark ran
up to the spot , not , however , until the
highwaymen had succeeded in making
their escape. Tlio assaulted man was
found to uo David Shields , an employe
iu the Union I'acllio shops. Ho was qmto
fcovorely injured but soon recovered con-
sricnisiioss. Ho found that ho had been
robbed of about $ UO , This morning
liyrou Clark Iilcd a complaint agaliibt
two men whom lie idcntilied as the guilty
purlicd , and they are now under arrest as
More Complaint * .
The Law ami Order league through its
agent , Jumc.vh'lcd two more complaints
yesterday [ in police court. The lirst was
against I'eti-r Smith , a Cmulng street
saloon keeper , for selling liquor to
minors , the second against Geo. A. Hill ,
ou 9 similar chargo. .
IN A NEBRASKA BLIZZARD ,
A Thrilling Adventure Amid the Wind and
Dust of the Plains.
Two Kunterti Gentlemen Narrowly
Kscnjic Perish I M j : In the
Terrible Tempest. '
It is n marvel that tlio blizzard which
figuratively blow out the last spark of the
old year and howled several turns of the
tun into the new , has not been attended
with heavy lo s of lifo. A Nebraska
blizzard is proverbial and the only won
der is that the thaw docs not uncover
the bodies of numerous pilgrims slirowd-
cd for weeks in the snow.
Tlio tcmblo weather which with each
spring gives creditable risn to many liar-
rowing reports of suffering ami loss
of life is well illustrated iu a story told
bv Mr. Wallace Kay , of Bloomiugton ,
111. , in the reading room of the Coz/.cns
hotel yesterday. Mr. Hay has extensive
cattle in Caster county and , for that mat
ter , business plans connected witli Oma
ha , which will be given publication upon
his return two weeks hciiec. Said Mi-
" .Fan. loth last 1 had como down from
a tour of inspection upon some grazing
land I have recently purchased up on the
Calamus , just beyond The Forks and was
stopping at tlio raiicho of Henry Withers ,
near Oeonto. The weather had been
Ulusteriug and cold as 1 made the trip
down ami threatening in severity. So ,
when my companion , Mr. Horace Du-
rene , of Terre Haute , 1ml. , suggested a
trip to a piece of his property about forty
miles north on the Lotip , I was much in
clined to dissent , llowovcr , on tlio morn
ing of the third day after we arrived at
Withers' , tlio wind had shifted to tlio
south and the sun rose clear. Wo
planned to make a rapid push across
country and promised ourselves a safe
return in two days. Mullled as warmly
as a liberal supply of furs and woolens
could make us , wo took to saddles about
eight o'clock iu tlio morning. By noon
wo had reached the Middle Loup ,
galloped across on the ice and were forg
ing ahead through four inches of snow at
a good pace. The wind , however , which
had promised so fairly in tlio morning ,
had by that time turned with a chill to
the west and was rapidly veering toward
the pole. At about two o'clock it seemed
to nip that all the frozen demons of the
Arctic polo had suddenly swooped down
upon us. The sun \yas quickly obscured
and the wind drove into our faces , a little
to the left , like knives. Wo had yet
fifteen miles to go and hoped to make it
by nightfall with persistent travel despite
the opposing elements. The wind by 4
o'clock increased to a gale and came
laden witli line , granulated snow. It
seemed that we had not made a mile in
the last hour and , as tlio country about
us was veiled in a whirling sheet of snow.
we had ceased to guide our horses and
trusted alone to their instincts
to keep tlio trail they had so often fol
lowed. Durcne had not spoken for a
half hour and I was only aware of his
presence by an occasional tug felt at the
pommel olm.y saddle where I had tied my
end of the lariat which wo stretched be
tween us to keep from separating it
was impossible to see a man at your side
through the blinding sheet of snow. Sud
denly I felt a violent jerk at the rope
which bound us together and my horse
stopped as though cheeked by by a stall
halter. I attempted to look tn my sulo
but could sec nothing , and usDurene did
not answer my shouts , I dismounted , and
holding fast to my rein , groped about the
spot. I at last found my companion's
horse down on its haunches witli a broken
leg and struggling to rise. Just
in front of liim I struck
the inanimate body of Durcne.
It seemed to mo. as I lifted him , that ho
was frozen stiff , and I concluded ho was
dead. I had almost decided to leave him
and try to save myself , when the little
Christian spirit I nave came to my side
and counseled mo to let our fate be a
common one. 1 began by firing inv pistol
tel into the brain of Durene's suubring
horse and by dint of the hardest labor.sup-
ported by a super-human determination ,
that is scarcely my part , I regained my
saddle with my unconscious and , as i
supposed , dead friend in front of me like
a &ack of meal. 1 forged my horse for-
\yard , goading tlio faithful beast to per
sistent efforts. I began .shouting and *
kept up the vocal exercise for nearly an
hour , when , oil , joy to my despairing
soul , I heard an answering call. 1
was then within lifty yards of Durcno's
ranch where a number of men were
quartered. Thanks to my noble steed ,
the trail had been followed to a line and
was saved. Wo undressed Durcno
washed him in snow , and employed the
usual means of restoring frozen mortals ,
with tlio satisfaction of seeing him re
In two days tlio weather moderated ,
and wo struck across the country in a
wagon for the railroad. 1 stopped at
Kearney for a few days , and Durcno
preceded mo last week through Omaha ,
eastward bound. Never again will I at
tempt a , winter trip across the plains of
western Nebraska. "
Hints to Valentino Senders.
The postollico pcoplo are beginning to
experience the ell'ects of the valentine
season. The daily collections in town ,
as also the mails from abroad , are loaded
down with missives of the sentimental
and comical order. Many of those are
carelessly addressed and quite a number
are received in some cases without
sufllcioiit postage and iu others
without any postage at all paid
upon them. A largo number is received
upon which but ono cent is paid , while
the package is sealed like a letter. These
rarely reach their destination , because
all scaled packages must have attached
at least two cents. As a consequence of
this omission , tliu valentine is compelled
to lie in the postotllco until the party to
whom it is addressed may bo notilied
by tlio olllcials and to conio and pay the
deficient postage. This is minor an un
pleasant duty for a person who is sup
josed to bo the object of tenderness on
the part of some known or unonvinous
friend. Tlio postollico pcopro , therefore ,
wisli tlio public to know that one-cent
valentine packages must not bo scaled ,
neither may thoj' contain written matter.
If they do tlio postage must bo dou bled.
Mr. and Mrs. A , II. Jackson , No. 1717
Nicholas street , celebrated on Saturday
evening last , their anniversary of ton
years' wedded bliss. Their many friends
being aware of the anniversary put in
their appearance about 9 o'clock , pro
vided with musio , and it was but a short
time before they took solo charge of tlio
Jackson mansion. Dancing was the main
feature of the evening's entertainment.
Those who were not amusing themselves
in this manner were playing cards , etc.
To say the least the evening was very enjoyably -
joyably passed. Mr , and Mrs. Jackson
were the recipients of an entire dinner
set made of tin , and other presents appro
priate to the occasion.
llcst For the hotter Carriers.
Superintendent Evers , of the letter
carriers , is endeavoring to give the latter
a few hours' rest on Saturday , mid for
this lie Is receiving the hearty thanks of
the men of the bag and missive'At
present 'the men go- out at 0:80 : iu tlio
morning , ' returning to t.h6oflico at'11 ,
U'eii 'hiking their , dinner and , going
out on their second trip at 1:80 : In the
afternoon The latter trip rarely con
cludes before 0 o'clock in the evening ,
nnd this routine is maintained day after
day throughout the your. Mr. Evers
proposes to have the noon mail on Sat
urday ready by 13 o'clock , so that the
carriers may start out upon their
second route at that time. This
will enable them tocaneludoat about 8:1)0 : )
in the afternoon , and thus give them a
few hours to themselves. This change
will bo made in a few days , though it
will bo confined to the residence districts.
Parties , therefore , who wisli to have
letters delivered in those portions
of the city must have them in
the poslollico before 11 o'clock a. in.
A Card from Mr. Hnrshn.
To the Thinking Pcoplo of Omaha : I
have long had a desire to prepare a series
of discussions , at once practical and phil
osophical , showing the exact characlor
and claim of Jc.sus Christ. The oppor
tunity has never , until now , seemed to
present itself. On the next three Sab
bath evenings , however , T hope to take
up the following three topics : The inner
life , the outer lite ami the present lifo of
Jesus Christ. The style of the discussion
will bo that familiar criticism employed
iu what are known as "conferences'1 in
Kuirlaud and France. To these I venture
to invite tlio thinking people of tlio city ,
whatever their religious views may be.
It is possible that orthodo.\y has become
distasteful to 3-011 because of" the manner in
which it has been defined ami defended
in the past. I have a sincere desire to
show you what Jesus of Nazareth actu
ally claimed to do and to bo. Whether
or not I succeed in the attempt I am
about to make , 1 mtist leave for you to
decide. Sincerely yours ,
Wit.i.uM J. HAHSIIA.
' Kount/.e Memorial. "
A free musical and literary entertain
ment was bo given last night at tlio
Kountzo Memorial church , corner Six
teenth and Hartley streets , ttcv. J. S.
Detweiler delivcrd a lecture ou tlio
subject , "Two Bolter Than Ono. " Music
of a high order was furnished by Prof.
J. E. Butler , organist , and a quartette of
singers , Mrs. J. T. Clark , Miss Minnie
Hath , Messrs. It. W. Breckinridgo and
D. Kcistcr. The following programme
was carried out :
Pi chute "March in U Minor" . Schubcit
Prof. J. E. Butler.
Quartette "On the Blue Danube" . . . Strauso
Mrs. .1. T. Clark , Miss Minnie Rath , Mr.
U. W. IJreelcenriilgc. Mr. I ) . Kcistcr. '
Lecture "Two Better Than One" .
llev. J. S. Detweiler.
Quartette " .lack and J 111" . Ualdleott
Mrs. J. T. Clark , Miss Minnie Hath , Mr.
11.V. . Jircckonrlilqo. Mr. 1) . Keistur.
Postlwle "Amlantoln O. Baptiste" .
1'iof. J. 12. Butler.
The Musical Union orchestra will give
the fourth of its series of Sunday evening
concerts on next Sunday evening.
The council will hold a special meeting
this morning , as a board of equal
ization , commencing at 0 o'elook.
Invitations are out for a reception to
bo given by Mr. and Mrs. William A.
Paxton , Wednesday evenimr , February
17 , at the Paxton hotel.
A two days' session of the distric
lodge of tiie I. O. G. T. of Nebraska con
vened yesterday at the North Pros-
bytorhm church , presided over by Miss
A. M. Saunders , G. W. C. T.
Kabbi Benson , having returned from
Nebraska City , will lecture at the Syna
gogue to-night upon the subject ,
"The proaross and Retrogression of our
Times. " "Divine services will commence
at 7 o'clock.
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Bricklayers' nnd Plasterers.
Mr. Daniel O'Keefe lias returned from
Sioux City , whither ho went to install the
ofliccrs of the now lodge No. 4 of the
Bricklayers' and Masons' Protective
union. The president of llio lodge is
Mr. A. T. Dowling , formerly of Buffalo ,
The object of the union is the mutual
protection of its members and the adop
tion of a standard scale of wages to gov
ern all the workmen of tlio city who may
become identified with the union. The
lodge staits out witli a good membership
fifty-two which is surely a good .show
ing embracing all the workmen of that
line iu tlio city. Tlio whole number of or
ganized unions in the United States and
Canada is eighty-seven , with u total
membership of 20,978.
DanlHh Ijadies' Enthusiasm.
Last night lodge No. 19 Danish Brother
hood was presented by the Danish ladies
of tlio city with a beautiful banner. The
gift was of red and white silk and con
tained tlio arms of the society a circle
with a key and anchor worked in elabo
rate embroidery. The presentation speech
was made by Mrs , Dorn and the response
by P. II. Johnson , tlio president of the so
ciety. Tlio affair took place in the K. of
P. hall , Douglas street , and was wit
nessed by about fifty couples. After the
presentation , a delightful supper was par
taken of by al the guests , ihis was also
served by the ladies. The affair was
nicely conceived ami admirably carried
Over by a Street Car.
During the parade of the Union Pacific
baud Wednesday afternoon , on Cuining
street , little Willie Caino , son of A. W.
Caino , was run over by a street car. IIo
was standing on the ( rack , when tlio
driver of tlio car shouted to him to got
off. Ho tried to jump off , but slipped and
foil. His head was lying on the track ,
when the wheel of the car struck him ,
cutting a terrible gash. His injuries are
not fatal , though imito severe , lie nar
rowly missed having his head crashed ,
and as it was ( lie accident tonninatcd
The Imuer Cane.
The grand jury spout all yesterday in
examining the Liiuer cnso , a number of
witnesses being in attendance , but no
final conclusion was reached. The in
vestigation will bo continued lids morn
ing. Mrs , Lauor's mother and Messrs.
Joseph nnd Julius liar , occupied tlio wit
ness room in tlio afternoon , but were not
summoned before thq jury. Every detail
of the case is conducted with the utmost
secrecy and no definite , facts can bo
A Jl urn oil Hand.
Frank Dance , an Italian fruit vendor ,
residing on Eleventh near Leavenworth
street , was painfully burned on the fore
arm yesterday. Ho was thawing out
some paint on top of a cooking stove at
his boarding house , when the paint boiled
over on tlio steve , blazed up and en
veloped his arm in almost an instant.
The pain was oxcriitiating. The burn
was dressed by Dr. Galbraith.
An Assault Without Provocation.
Bill Armour , the Imokmtin , was lined
? 5 and costs in the police court for assault
ami battery upon James Uolan. Dolan
testified that ho was assaulted when
coming out of Higgins1 saloon
simply because ho asked Armour to
repay a deb't which lie ( Armour ) owed
'The 'largo , handsome horse , harness
and delivery ' . 'wagon formerly u i d by
( Jarribnvul & Cole -for sale inquire 1S08
Douglas fct. , IVailk AMooro. .
Economy can be practiced as well as it is preached. You can save a
WEEK'S BOARD by securing a pair of
3L O 0
AT FOR AT FOR
8.84 Tluil was nmtle to order. . . , ? o.r.q . $ 4.40 Thai was made to order f 11.00
.1.20 do do ? . ? rt 4.00 do do ! UX )
. 00 do do 0.00 fi.10 do do 10.00
-1.00 do do 8.50 fi.80 do do 11.00
4.15 do do 8.75 Ci.HO do do 12.00
Economize ; save your month's rent and wear the best , G-o at once and
secure , if yoii need A SUIT
$ 11.80 That was made to order
11.00 do do po do J17.00
IS.fiO do do do do 40.00
1II..IO do do dodo do 45.00
14.70 do do do do Do.OO
O OI STTIMIIEJIR ,
You can save the price of your winter's coat , if you are thinking of
buying clothing , by coining to the Misfit Parlors and purchase an
AT FOR AT FOR
$10.20 That was made to order. . .S2I.OO ! 115.00 That was made to order. . . . $35.00
12.80 " " " . . . 28.00 10.50 " " " . . . . 37.00
it.40 : . 00.00 18.0 ( ! " " " . . . . 38.50
1UO . 32.00 20.40 " " " . . . . 42.00
You can economize. If you will ponder for a moment you can save
considerable of your expenses. You are in need of clothing of
any description , cut the above price lists out and bring it with you for
reference. If you cannot at once realize the truth of the above state
ments after inspecting these garments now on sale , you will not be
asked to make a single purchase.
AT . TTTF - - OWTiY" * * - ! MTRFTT . . ' , - -
1119 FARNAM STREET ,
PAUADI8E ON KAUTH.
A Young Man "Whoso Fertile Drain
AV111 Revolutionize the AVorld.
Tlio county commissioners were yester
day afternoon favored with a call from a
young Swede named Ernst G. Smith , who
was anxious to secure their aid in per
fecting a plan which would benefit
Omaha and make her the largest city in
the world. The young man looked in
telligent , talked sensibly and showed
evidence of education , but tlio magnitude
of his proposals startled the commis
sioners so greatly that they were led to
behove him insane.
In introducing himself young Smith
said ho had been informed tnat the com
missioners were seriously considering
bringing tlio Klkhorn river to the city in
order to furnish water power for manu
facturing. This ho declared to be un
necessary , as lie had an invention by
which the Missouri river could bo utilized
for tlio same purpose.By adopting his
plan , tlio river could bo carried to any
part ot tlio city and suflieient fall given
it to operate any number ot manufac
tories. Tno plan , ho declared ,
would not injure "the navigableness
of the river. Before giving tlio
commissioners an idea of how ho pro
posed to work tliis wonder , Smith want
ed to have his invention patented , and
only called in order to apprise them of
what ho could do , and thus save them
the trouble and expense of bringing
tlio Klkhorn to the city.
Before leaving the room the young
man expatiated on several other iiiveu-
volitions which ho is about to spring on
an unsuspecting public. His plan is
truly brilliant , it being none other than
to transform the world into u paradise
similar to that in which the human race
had its origin. Tliis , he announced , was
easy enough. All that was necessary
was to eqiiali/o tlio temperature of the
globe , and this ho could do. The general
outline ot his idea is to bring tlio ioy
blasts of the polar regions to tlio equator
and thustempor that region's torrid heat ,
and to take tlio same lieat to the poles
and thus make balmy the frigid cold of
tlioso ico-bound localities.Vlion this
was accomplished ho could also solve the
problem of lifo , and no more would death
visit this terrestrial globo. The young
man grow enthusiastic as ho en
larged on his theme and became
fairly eloquent. IIo declared that
Omaha wan bound to become
the largest city in the world , and his
works would accomplish it. To that cud
he would devote his entire energies and
ho would unquestionably succeed.
When he had finished Commissioner
Timmo agreed to "see him again , " and
ho departed with a promise to return.
Smith lias been in this country six years ,
having boon born in Stockholm , Sweden.
IIo is a young man of pleading address ,
and is at present devoting ids energies to
tlio sale of a magnetic belt.
Military Con vlcts. .
Military prisoners James Brcnncn
from Fort Douglas , Adam Buchmoyer
nnd Harry Wilson from Fort Fred Stcolo ,
John B. Leeo , Charles J. Rives , James
A. Marshall and Byron S. Smith from
Fort RusKoll , and David Price from 1'ort
Sidney , have been ordered sent to Vort
Omaha under a guard to bo convoyed to
Leavonworth military prison whore they
are sentenced to confinement ,
The SIxtRonth Street Viaduct.
City Engineer Rosewater yesterday in
formed a BII : : reporter that the general
plans , of tno Sixteenth street viaduct are
nearly completed ami will bo ready for
submission to the railroad companies for
their approval in a day or two. The
structure will bo what is kuovyit as a.
combination bridge-of woou and , iroii"
the main material being wood. As soon
as the plans have been accepted by the
railroad companies , the board of publie
works will advertise for bids for the con
struction , and as there is only one plan to
bid on , the matter will not bo nearly as
complicated as on the other viaducts.
Mr. Kosewatcr was of the opinion that if
the railroad companies accept the
plans now in course of preparation , the
Sixteenth street viaduct will be completed
as soon , if not before , the Eleventh street
viaduct now under contract.
The case of Harry Bui-bank , who is ac
cused by Lillian Bourdetto of the pater
nity of her child , came up for trial yesterday -
torday in Justice Anderson's court.
Neither Lillian or tlio child were on hand
as they had promised to bo , and the case
I'rcparecl with cpoclal rcjnrd to lieulU : .
No Ammonia , l.lnio or Alum.
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OHICACO , ST. LOUIS
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best for family inn-poses. Thn licet iirKiunont
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No muclilncs sold except to dealers at lois than
retail pi Ico.
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206 N. 16th Si , , Omaha , Neb ,
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