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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 25,188(5 ( *
PICKED UP ABOUT THE CITY ,
A Variety of Local News From the Courts ,
Police and Other Sources.
GATHERED IN HOTEL ROTUNDAS.
Interesting Subjcctfl DIsonHScil by
Travelers SIiid In the County
UnllillnR In Memory of Long
fellow Minor Mentions.
Garnlfiliccd 1'or $ 1,000.
An nttachmcnt suit" was begun in the
district court yesterday by Martin Can
non against J. II. Johnston and Mrs.
II. A. Nortlirti ] ) lo compel Iho payment
of $1,000 , the amount of a claim by the
plaintin" against the defendants. The
petition slates that Johnston and Mrs.
Norlhrup entered into a eoulract with
llio plaintin" in 1S35 lo lease a farm of
1,000 aeres , situated about nine miles
north of Omaha , for live years , at a rent
of $3,000 , , payable yearly. It also further
alleges ihat the defendants had man
ifested their intention of giving up the
lease , regardless of the contract , and
leaving the place without paying any
more rent. Isclioving this to be the case ,
Iho plaintiff asked for judgment in llio
sum of $1,000 , the amount yet duo by
contract for Iho coming four years' rent.
Attachment and garnishment papers
were accordingly i ucd by the court to
prevent the defendants Irom removing
their properly until the ease had been
dccidedi The garnishment papers were
served yesterday afternoon by Sheriff
Coburn on thoMoreliants'Nullouu ] bank ,
where the defendants had a deposit of : i
An ( ndtotcd Gambler.
Mention was made in the linn yester
day of tlio case of Otto Hiehtor , tlio Pax-
Ion boarder who was arrested for trying
to beat his hotel bill. From lottery
found on his person it appears that Hieh
tor is a fugitive from Denver , where ho
has recently been indicted for gambling.
Marshal Cummings has telegraphed to
the authorities of that city for , informa
tion , and in the meantime llichlcr is
held awaiting advices.
When interviewed by a reporter for the
UKK Hiehtor at lir.st positively'dented
that ho has been indicted , but at last
"owned up. "
"Yes"hq said , "I understand that I
am wanted in Denver ; ! suppose it must
bo for gambling. T won ! f00 ! ! or if 100 from
some sucker and I suppose ho .squealed
before the grand jury. Hut I have got
friends out there and I'll ' come through
all right , just depend on it. "
Tlio case of Matthew Now vs William
Allstadt , familiarly known as "I5is-
murck , " came up before Judge Uerka for
trial Tuesday afternoon after having
been continued no loss than a dozen
times. Now charged Allstadt with ap
propriating to Ins own use some seven
hundred dollars which ho hold as bailee.
It was proven on the hearing that All
stadt had used the funds in the legitimate
capacity of partner in business with Now.
Under these circumstances the court had
nothing left to do but to discharge All
stadt and dismiss the case at the plaintiff's
Mathias New filed a complaint in the
county court yesterday charging William
Allstadt with traud in partnership affaire.
Mr. Now claims that Allstadt appropri
ated $7G of Iho firms money lo his own
Robbed iu n Dive.
May Brown , James Poarman and
Charles Jcnks were arrested yesterday
RS accomplices in a robbery , of which a
young man named C. H. MeCandlish was
the victim Tuesday night. '
MeCandlish , it seems , visited a dive on
Fourteenth and Jackson streets , in com
pany with Pcarman. Jcnks and a third
individual named William Collins. While
in the house Iho latter managed in some
way to get his hand into McCandllsh's
trousers pocket , and abstracted there
from an $88 roll of money. The girl ,
May Brown , to whom the victim was pay
ing his attentions at tlio time , is supposed
to know something about the robbery.
Collins is slill at largo , though tlio police
are close on his trail.
A Toitfjh Man Arrested.
George Whiting , a notorious "bot
toms" tough , was discovered by Council
man Tlirano yesterday in the act of car
rying away a bundle of clotiics from the
Commercial hotel , at .Ninth and Leaven-
worth streets. Whiting hail sneaked
nto several rooms in Iho house and
gathered quite a bundle of wearing ap
parel , which lie was in tlio act of carry
ing away when discovered by the pro
prietor , Mr. Tlirano. He dropped the
bundle and ran , but not before ho was
recognized , Mr. Tlirano accordingly
swore out a warrant for his arrest , winch
was served last night by Ollicer Burdisli.
and Whiting was landed in the central
Arrested for Insulting n Girl.
One of the domestics employed at the
Canfield house yesterday afternoon ap
peared bcfpro Judge Stonbcrg In police
ourt and swore out a complaint against
Charles C. Hoss.tho steward of Iho hotel ,
for disturbance of the peace. The girl
claimed that Ho'-s had grossly insulted
her. using language which convoyed an
entirely wrong impression as to her
character. A warrant was accordingly
issued for Hess , and Ollicor Whulon ar
rested him last night at the Canllold and
took him to thn conlral police station
whore ho was locked up. Friends , how
ever , secured his release on bail for ap
pearance this morning for trial.
1'ollco Court Doolccr.
Fonton Thompson , an aged gentleman
who had just come into possession of a
small fortune of $15,000 , , concluded to
celebrate by becoming gloriously
drunk. Ho landed up in jail , and yester
day morning was brought into tlio po-
Mco court. After hearing tlio case Judge
Stouberg released him.
Edward Shy , May Smith and Anna
Jackson wcro lined § 5 and costs for in-
K. K. Williams and John Grow ,
charged with being suspicious characters ,
Didn't Deliver Them ,
Some months ago Michael Huso , a
Polish Jew , coming to this country , was
entrusted by an old lady living in Poland
with tlio charge of taking some presents
to her son , Michael Hipplo , resident in
Omaha , Ho faithfully agreed to see that
they were delivered as goon as possible.
It appears that ho failed to do so , how-
cv or. but appropriated some of the pros-
on ts to his own use mid sold others.
Yesterday Hipplu appealed before
Judge Stenboi'g and swore out a warrant
for Huso's arruot ,
Huso was arrested last night and locked
up at central police htalion to answer to
iho charge. ,
A Korean Will.
Judge Mctulloeh , of the county court ,
yesterday pYobalcd the will of Jos. Robins
an old resident of Omaha , who died in
Texas hi December last. The will was
drawn up 'n ' tlio borough of Penryn ,
County of Cornwall , England , a year or
to since when Mr. Hobins was visiting his
relatives Ihoro , By the terms of the
document all the property is Juft lo his
wife and daughter.
TALKS WITH XRAVBLIitiltS.
Short Interviews Gathered In the
(7. / / . Gould , Miles City , Montana ( rep-
cscnliug Kccnnti & Hancock , live stock
: omms ! ion dealers , Chicago : ) "Ye. " , 1
mvc been down to visit the South Omaha
stock yards and am very favorably im-
) resscd with what I saw. There is no
loubt but what Omaha is bound to become -
como a largo and Important live stock
iiarkct. The largo cattle owners in tiio
lorthwcstcrn territories are very favora-
tly inclined towards the Omaha market
mil they would much prefer a market
icarcr to Ihoir feeding grounds lhan
Chicago. Last season about eighty thou
sand fat cattle left Montana , the bulk
joing over the Northern Pacific
0 Chicago. The present season , if fav
orable , it is estimated that toO.OOO will
cave. Iho territory. Out of this number
anticipate that a good many feeders
vill bo shipped to Omaha , as this market
it-quired quite a reputation lust season ,
unoiig shippers , ior tlio sale of tills class
of cattle. Prices' on feeders here , 1 am
old , ranged fully up to Chicago and
some of the time oven above , which
nakes quite a dllfereneo when the extra
transportation is taken into considera-
ion. The Northwestern extension will
10 doubt draw some stock from tlio
Northern Pacific this season and even
nore next season" .
Gco. P. Caw , Lincoln , Neb. : "I have
list returned from a pretty extensive trip
lirough the South Plutlo country.
Money , I find , is at present very scurco
inioiig the farmers and business pcoplo
jencrully in that country. The
armors have boon able on account
of the bad roads to haul bul very little
) f their corn to market , and what they
ia\'o sold hay brought low prices. Hogs ,
oo , have been selling at way-down hg-
ircs. The prospect lor good crops tins
year , so far as 1 have observed , are
G. II. Cornell , Valentine , JVcfr. [ Mr
Cornell is a bank ami real estate owner
mil is county treasurer at Valentino. !
'No , sir , you must not think that the
owns of northwestnrn Nebraska , which
lave been built up by the railroad , fall
wck when llio terminus which stops
vilh thorn for : i season is pushed ahead ,
fulontino to-day has a population of
our hundred and is a well-established
community. Wo have there tlio trade of
ho Rosebud agency and the stockmen of
ho range country about. Tlio traffic
vith llio Indians , you will understand ,
amounts lo something , when 1 tell you
that last year they freighted out of Val
entino to their reservation two and
v half million pounds of material ,
supplies , etc. Wo intend to have
1 waterworks system in a short while , by
apping tlio Minnokelusa which run's
vitliln a milo of the town It will cost us
some seven odd thousand dollars , but wo
vill realize upon it immediately by the
eduction it will make in our insurance.
iVhcrcas we now pay five and six per
cent. ; the introduction of water
works and lire protection will bring
t down at once to two
ind throe per cent. Valentino obtains a
iboral amount of business from the mili-
nry at Fort Niobrara , only four miles ,
out.Vo boast of having there Iho best
ind finest post in the department. New
Barracks have been built and various im-
> roomonts made during the winter. Wo
expect to get a large share of the immi
gration which will set in for the north-
vest country with tlio beginning of warm
The Chautauqua Circle will meet with
lie Misses Carrie and Mollie Stevens ,
2oOO Davenport street , Friday evening ,
. 'ebruary 20 , at 7:80 : , and the following
jrogrammo will bo rendered :
Song "The Biidgo"
Miss Caulo Stevens , Miss Melllo Stevens ,
II. Kennedy , Will Slovens.
1 Story o the Poet's Life
Miss 13. E. Poppleton.
3 Story of the old Longfellow house , with
Its associations "The Old Clock on the
Miss .Minnie Wood.
5 Story of the Friendships of Longfellow's
Lile "AcnssU , " "llawtlioino"
Alia. N. II. Lemon.
4 Stoiies from the Poems
"Hiawatha , " Miss Mamie Fitch : "Miles
Staiutlsh , " Miss Floicnco llaivey ;
"Kvaiioilne ( , " H. F. Bandy.
5 The Poet's Love of Nature "Snow
Flakes" and other Selections
Miss Helta Head.
0 The Poet's Appieclatlon of the Dltcnlty
of Labor and Simple Life "Tlio Village
0. A. Jojillu.
Song "llalny Day"
Miss C.irilo .Stevens , Miss Melllo Stevens ,
II. Kennedy. Will Stevens.
7 The Poet's Love of Country "Tho Build
ing of the Shin"
O. P. Howard.
8 The Poet's Sympathy With Childhood
and Youth "Tlio Childien's Hour , "
Miss JdKemliiL'ton. .
J The Pool's Deeply UellglousTono "Gotl's
Acie , " "HoMfiiiatiou"
10 The Poet's Courlesy and ( lOiitlcncss of
Heart Dedication to the "Seaside and
C. F. llairlson.
11 The Rest and Consolation of Poetry
"Tho Day is Dono"
Miss 13. K. Poppleton.
A Filthy Court House.
The condition of iho county building
for several days past has been most ob
noxious to persons who bcliovo that
"cleanliness is next to godliness. " The
lloors of the corridors and various olliccs
have boon covered with mud and filth ,
and the place has presented Iho appear
ance more of a pig-pen lhan a temple of
justico. This dirty condition , however ,
is not duo to the negligence or careless
ness of llio janitor , but to tlio frightful
condition of the walks and stops loading
to the building , Tl.o commissioners have
made no arrangements whatever for the
cleaning of the mud and water from Iho
fatops , and as no walk or boards cover the
ground in front of the court house ovqry
person entering ( lie building carries with.
him a vast amount of dirt which adheres
to his feet , The commlsilonors should
Immediately take some action to remedy
this evil which lias boon frequently
brought to their notice.
The Twenty-Fourth Night.
It might seem to some that the people
would become so tired cut that they
would stop going to the temperance
meetings at the W. C. T. U. Buckingham
hall , but it is not so. Lust night the
usual audience appeared to greet Mr. O.
Holt , who has been at Springfield for the
past week , and is now on Ills way to
other Holds of labor in the state , Ho re
ports success in that place , haying organ-
ued a largo Reform club , with some of
tlio loading men of the town as olliccrs.
The meeting last night was taken up
with short talks by Messrs. Holt and
Critchfield , and "tho boys. " It was tlio
formers' last night hero , both going to
other places to-day. A number of now
names were added to the club list , among
them being a party of tiyo from North
Sixteenth street , \\lio propose to organ
ize a Red Ribbon club there with reading
room in connection. The meetings will
contiuuo at Buckingham hull as usual ,
An oyont that is looked forward to with
a great deal of interest by musical pcoulo
hero is the concert that Is to bo given by
the First Cougro.galio.nal chuich choir ,
assisted byIho Lotus Uleo club , at the
JaljcrnacloMonday evening , , March 1.
A largo number ot tiekels ha\o been sold
and all indications point to an overllow-
FOR UNION PACIFIC RELIEF ,
General Manager Oallaway Gives Hia Opin
ion of Senator Van Wjck's ' Measure ,
CUT RATES AND COUNTY POOR
Tulco Advantage or tlio Uullrond
War A .Boom Toitho
Cnllaivny on Vnu Wyck's mil.
As will bo seen by our telegraphic ad
vices Senator Van Wyek has introduced
ti bill authorizing the use of the nroccods
of the sinking fund created by the Thttr-
mnti act in the construction of brunch
railroads nnd telegraph lines. The plan
is to convert into money the securities
now on deposit in the treasury
af a sinking fund to pay the maturity in
debtedness of the Union 1'aeillo and
Kansas L'aciiic railroad companies , same
to construct branch railroad and tele-
granh lines to connect witli tlni line of
said companies. A representative of tlio
Ur.n called uiiou General Manager Calja-
way , of the Union Pacific , and asked him
what clVoct tbe passage of this bill would
have tiiion the company's finances , and
whether it would enable it to proceed
with the construction of branch lines
which have boon mapped out , but for
which there is at present no money.
"As I understand the bill , " said Mr.
Callawny , " 1 should say it will be the
means of supplying us with construction
funds for much-needed branch lines.
We have plans for largo developments
in Nebraska and Wyoming , and it is
simply a question of raising money
whether wo carry ihem out. Our people
will probably build from COO to 1,000
miles of road just as quickly as they can
get the money. Senator Van V yck's
bill would help matters. Under its proVisions -
Visions the government would give us
pur funds and take our securities
in exchange for it. We have no means of
getting money without the passage of
such a bill , which , by the way , is in ac
cord with the ideas of Charles Francis
Adams. There is only one other feasible
plan , and that is for congress lo repeal
the act which prevents the Union Pacific
from pledging its credit for any purpose.
If that were changed we could by guar
anteeing the bonds of branch lines ,
through the agency of the parent line ,
raise money at a very low rate of interest ,
the Union Pacific bcinsr flrstclass secur
ity , while the bonds of the branch line ,
are practically worthless for the purposes
of raising inonoy. If neither of those
such bills is passed , the position of
the Union Pacific becomes precarious ,
as every year the nature of tlio lien of the
government is being jeopardized by the
extensions of rival lines into Union Pa
cific territory , and the consequent deple
tion of its treasury , making it a diflicult
question whether the Union Pacific will
bo able to continue to make suitable pro
visions for the payment of the govern
ment lien. I believe Senator Van Wyck's
bill will solve the problem. The govern
ment has about $10.000,000 of our money ,
which is practically lying idle. If wo
had it we would be able to go right
ahead. This moncv would build about
700 miles o [ road , and would lake care of
construclion that is needed im-
mediately. Of course some other
provision would have to bo
made for the future interest of the com
pany either by allowing it to pledge its
creditor by putting its surplus earnings
in branch lines , instead 01 paying over
this largo sum annually to practically lie
idle , without drawing interest , in the gov
ernment vaults at Washington. If wo
could pledge the credit of flic road wo
could ( ret all the money we want. The
only thing that is holding us back from
building extensions in Nebraska and
Wyoming is a lack of ready money. "
SHIPPING PAUPERS ,
The County Commissioners Take Art-
vnutngo of the Cut Rntc.s.
Frank Mack , a destitute invalid , was
for two years an inmate of St. Joseph's
hospital where ho was treated for his
maladies at the expense of the county.
A short time ago , at his own request , the
'county commissioners furnished him with
transportation to Columbus where lie
expected to receive aid from friends. At
Columbus , however , he was compelled to
seek relief from the county , and ho was
sent to Grand Island. At the latter place
ho was shipped by tlio authorities to
Lincoln , and trom there ho was sent by
county ollieinls back to Omaha. Ho
arrived hero yesterday ami again made
application to the commissioners for re
lief , After consultation the board agreed
that it would bo best for Mack's health to
spend the balance of the winter in Cali
fornia , and so arrangements will bo made
to send him there this morning. During
the present rate war Iho faro to the coast
is only $20 , and as the commissioners
secure half fare for paupers the total cost
of transportation to the county will bo
only $10. This the commissioners con
cluded wus the cheapest way for the
county , and , as one of them remarked ,
"Mack can never get money enough to
come back to Omaha , and no one will
pay his way back when the railroad war
The flush to the Northwest.
The Sioux City and Pacific will realize
big , beyond doubt , upon tlio investment
in its northwest extension. The general
olliccs and locai agents of the roads are
Hooded with communications inquiring
into the character of the country , the
time required to complete the road , etc.
Every person that has boon in that region
which covens portions of Nebraska , Da
kota and Wyoming and upon returning
cots interviewed in the press is at once
bo qt with inquiries , The Sioux City &
P.icilio , more properly the Fremont , Elkhorn -
horn & Missouri Valley will push on this
season , landing its main linontFt.Fottor-
man by winter and pushing its
Ulack llills branch , which "has already
reached LJull'.vIo Gap , D. T. , up as far at
least as Uapld City , if not fairly into
The rush is commencing. Eighty pas
sengers with intentions and chattels to locate -
cato went out on the Sioux City train
from Council IJlull's yesterday , and
hundreds and thousands more will pour
into that country in a perfect living
stream as soon as the season is advanced
beyond the probability of further bliz
NOTES AND JT.USONAIS.
C. W , Konns , assistant division supor-
intcndcntof the Union Pacific , returned
from a trip over the road yesterday.
Harry Vinton , Mr. Callaway's private
secretary , arrived from the cast yes
Imst of ( ho Apollo Parties.
The last party of the series given by
the Apollo Social club this season occur
red last night , and was a very delightful
aflair , as have been Iho preceding ones.
There wore about twenty-live couples in
attendance who merrily carried out tv
well-airangcd programme of twenty
The series given by the club wus com
posed of six parties , one every two weeks ,
and the organization is to bo congratu
lated on the success which has attended
them during the entire season. The
executive committee who has had charge
of the scries was composed of the follow-
Stray IjcnvcR Gathered from the Re
porters' Note Books.
The gentle February brcozo swept
Woodland lawn with . fairy touches on
each blade of grass ami flowering shrub
and heading cabbage. The declining sun
loaned its golden smile lo the spreading
vista of landscape gardening , distant fore -
o t and adjacent barn. The great manor
house of Woodland lifted its 'shingled
roof and polished lightning rods above
the gooseberry brambles which skirted
the proud premises thia.w.iy and that way
in every direction. It was a glorious eve
ning ; all nature seemed in rapt repose
save when some tuneful torn-tit iu a
quince tree hard by lifted an Intermit
tent note of song , or a razor-back shoto ,
fretting its graceful spine against the
pump , testified its lazy pleasure with
drowsy grunts. GcraldincJolmson , heir
ess of the Johnsons of Woodland , a family
whojo antique pcdiarcn ran with accu
rate ramifications bai-k into the heroic
houses of feudal times , in a fashion that
would knock out the stock of the best In
bred Hambletonian you uvor saw ( rota
milo in twenty minutes , as usual the
matter of Gcraldino's genealogy has
brought confusion and the sentence will
have to be started again. Well , Geraldine -
dine Johnson lay with her lovely shape
ensconced in a hammock between two
gum trees on the lawn She had dropped
nor novel and prone upon her back with
her angelio iaco upturned , her eyes
dreamily taking in the cloudless condi
tion of tlio azure sky , one limb hang
ing with unutterable grace over one side
of the hammock , and the other limb sus
pended over the other side of the ham
mock in the same exquisite fashion , her
pink polonais thrown into careless folds
and rumples , Gcraldino was iust tlio pic
ture lo charm a dcmi-god or kill a dog.
Such refined repose was never soon in
human attitudes before. The trees
quivered , the torn-tit shut of'its ! lay , the
scratching pig breathed an amorous
sigh and all nature paid homage at once
to Cioraldiuo's loveliness.
"Oil , that I had the wings cf an caglo
to take majestic llight inlo the blue im
measurable heights of space , , ' li.spod
Gcraldino softly to herself , "Oh , that
With cleaving wing I could clear the
crystal leagues of the summer sky and
balho my pinions for but one inspiring
moment in the super-atmospheric ether.
Oh , that I could vault beyond the tram
mels of this groveling sphere and ta.ste
the nectar "
' "Diny , 'Diny"and her father's reso
nant voice came cominandingly from the
front porch , "stir your bones now and
ectthe fly-brush. The hands is all iu
from the held and supper's ready. Hustle
about , now , 'cause wo all want to get
ready an' go down to llio show at Omaha
. 15o swift ' "
to-night. , 'Diny
With a weary , oh , so weary , look in her
beautiful eyes' Gcraldino obeyed , and
through tlic'meal swayed with listless en
ergies the fringed and .leathered lly
brush , and just because that night she
was silent during the three mile drive to
town and tlio 'jog of equal distance back
again , and because she satt through the
whole roaring miuslrel show as quietly
as a snhyux , ncr father thought " 'Diny
is gcttin1 grumpy like ; somothin' must bo
the matter with her stummiek. " Little
did ho think of tlio high-aspirations surg
ing in her brain , or he won Id have mort
gaged his eighty acres and sent her to
Vassar , or perhaps might have clubbed
her with a bean-polo and made her stop
attacking her 1'ceblo brain with the cur
rent literature criminally dhvised for tlio
pervor&ion of the natural thoughts and
instincts of the young womanhood of
"Did you over see a greater piece of
presumption than the calling of the cold
bite offered at the charity ball , a banquet
and spread"said a society gentleman yes
terday. "It was a ridiculous farce and
I never spent a dollar more grudgingly
in my life than when I gave up my
money to go into that gallery. Just be
cause old Shears brought over two or
three of his scullery boys and a half
dozen waiters , he thinks that tlio fccblo
faro ho set out ought to bo dubbed a
grand collation and a dollar cheerful
ly paid to sit at the board. Say , did you
go into that gallery before 10 o'clock and
act a good look at llio tables ? I did , and
I don't know whore ho managed to
dig up the furniture the tables
were stuck around promiscuously , the
napery was crumpled and perhaps spiled
the service was scant and not the faintes
stab at ornamentation was to bo seen ,
do not wonder that largo numbers went
over to the restaurant across tlio way for
refreshments , it was certainly moiS
cheerful there. Then the fare was
altogether indifferent , but I started in
nrojndiccd with a faint heart and per
haps didn't appreciate it. At any rate I
can never see old Shears standing about
the eating tables without uncomtortablo
recollections of the yarns lie tells arising
in my mind to throttle my appetite. The
ladies lust year gave a worthy and liberal
feast and it is to DO hoped that they will
assnmo the task in the future , if the same
catering establishment is offered as an
Tlio reporter inlo whoso car this com
plaint was poured listened impassively
and took the tale with grains of allow
ance each way , and yet , to think of it , as
far as ho know the gentleman was right ,
and the banquet menu may have been
something like llio following instead of
as printed in Hie account of the ball :
Oysters , liaw , Hank.
Lobster salad a la deodorizer.
Dcsslcatcd Hani Hone.
Llinbingcr a la Jockey Club ,
Antique Kxa. Filed Musli.
Potatoes a la 3Inri > liy ,
Peeled Onions , trutllcd.
Peanuts , cracked.
Chestnuts , gasfceit.
Jco Water. Cnickod Ice.
Cake , iirizo for the walk.
Chlckory. Tea-Kettle Tea.
Now the menu probably differed from
tlio above for bettor or worse , but the
genuine thing cost $1 , and this i.s thrown
in without prieo above what you pay ,
gentle reader , for t ho entire paper.
City Engineer Rosowatcr showed a re
porter llio other day a pass issued by
the Union Pacific in 18(55 ( , and believed to
bo the olde&t Union Pacific pass now In
existence. It was given to Mr , Hose-
water on the account of Uho engineering
department , with which fie was at that
time connected , The liltle musty , timo-
stained piece of pasteboard boars the
signature of Superintendent Durant , tlio
brother of General Manager Thomas II.
Oflicor Josnph Howies , strolling leis
urely up Furnam street about 7 o'clock
last night , had his attention attracted lo
Polack's clothing store , by the bight of a
young man who stood with nose flattened
against tlio glass door , Justly calling for
help , Olllcer Howies' first thought was
that the fellow was a sneak thief who
had , in some way managed to break into
tlio store , but was unable to get out
again. The young man. how
ever , sot at rest all sus
picions of tills character , when he
dolefully informed the ollicor that ho had
gone into the store to buy a pair of
trousars.anrt while ho was trying llicm on
jn the year of the store tlio clerk , whoso
mind was itpubtluss on some other sub-
jeebthan pants , had locked irp tlio store
and left him iu the darkness. Ollicer
Rowles dispatched a messenger after the
forgetful clerk , bidding the captlvo to beef
of good cheer , for release was near at
hand. In a few moments the clerk came
pufling and panting around the corner ,
and alter about an hour's confinement
the unfortunate was released.
Speaking of bij * hotel schomps , such as
the Omaha public lias been doing ,
in connection with tlio Gees
purchase by Mr. Paxton , it might
bo well to let it leak out that n rumor is
afloat that certain eastern capitalists are
negotiating to purchase the Lowe prop
erly , on the corner of Sixteenth and Har
tley , whereon to erect a magnificent six
story hotel , 201 feet front by KM feet in
MK. CONNKIjh'S OPINION .
Illi Ideas on n Standard of Wajjcs anil
The following is the text of City At
torney Council's opinion on the power
of the cily to fix a standard of wages and
the price to bo paid by contractors for
labor , road at llio last council meet
To the Committee on Public Properly and
Improvements Gentlemen : Tlio question
you ask mo as to Iho power of the city to llx
a standard of wases and determine the price
to bo paid for labor by eonlivietois , ealls for
my local opinion , which 1 feel bound to clvc ,
acennllng lo my bi'st midorstandlni ; , without
leferenco to my own pnrsoual wishes , and
without rofeienco to pulltlcd consideration.
There can bo no objection to the rlty lixiiiR
the prieo to bo paid to laborers In Its cmiiloy
and by so dolnir , establish as lar as possible ,
the standard of wiujcs. 1 do not think however -
over , ( hat the city has any power or iiutlior-
tv to fix and determine the w.i os to bo p.ild
by contracting. So far as contractois en-
Engeil in other than elty wotk are concerned ,
t ic eity would have no power to determine
he wares to bo paid by such contractors than
It would Im-o to icsuMte llio price of diy
goods or Rioccilos.
As forfontitMors engaged in theclty woik
the charter lemilios the acceptance of the
bids ol those who are the Umcit. and In my
opinion , the eity e.m no uioie dcteunlno the
wages such contrautoi.s pay , than it eau deter
mine the prlco of the mate.tial to bo used.
Pcisonally 1 am In favor of unskilled lubm-
receiving , during the coming season , at least
1. in per day , and 1 would not ask men to
work ( or mo or for the city for less than that ,
but L do not see as the obligation to pay such
wages can be forced upon contractors , and in
view of the last that tlio cost of pioposcd
f > JT.ct ii'JPiovcments ' must bo wholly or par-
tinlly realized by tlio levy of special taxes , 1
do not think it would be safe to inscit In
specifications or contracts a clause as to Iho
amount of waives contractors would be ic-
quhed lo pay. W. .F. Coxxin.r. ,
A. U. Hancock , attorney , Papillion , Neb.
Tlio Fiinor al of M. A. JMcXaumra
The funeral of the late M. A. McNam-
ara occurred yesterday morning bcgining
at the residence at 0:30 : and moving to St.
Phllomcnn'fl cathedral , where the solemn
services fcr the dead were pronounced.
High mass was given and Father Mc
Carthy preached the funeral sermon from
the text , "In the midst of life wo arc in
death. " The reverend gentleman's words
were full of beautiful thought and con
solation for the bereaved ones. The choir
rendered some appropriate selections ,
Miss Arnold singing , with touching fer
vor , ' 'Host , Spirit , Host. " From
the cathedral the funeral cor
tege moved directly to the cemetery
of the Holy Sepulchre , whore the remains
wore consigned to the grave. Tlio Em-
mot Monument association and the.
Catholic Knights of America , of both of
which the deceased had been a member ,
wore in Iho funeral procession , followed
by an unusually long line of carriages.
M. A. McNamara went out of this life
widely and sincerely mourned and the
evidences of grief and regret manifested
at his burial were not confined to his
Shcrm D. Canfield , clerk at Superin
tendent Smith's olliec , is confined to tlio
house Ly illness
Justice Bnrka performed the ceremony
yesterday of uniting Samuel Olscn , a
Dane , and Christina Sjarbak , German.
The Metropolitan club gave a very
pleasant dancing party at their hall ,
Fourteenth and Dodge streets , last
Mrs. George Cauficld and S. S. Can-
field , of Stanton , returned lo llio city yes
terday , having visited friends in
Dr. Robert , the county physician ,
assisted by Drs. Wilcox and Leo , ampu
tated the foot of a permanently crippled
woman at tlio poor farm yesterday.
St. John's guild will hold a festival on
Thursday evening at limner's store , cor
ner of Saunders and Hamilton streets , to
which all interested and their friends
Marriage licenses wore i sucd yester
day to Austeen W. Heed , aged 51 , and
Gertrude A. Holt , aged 03 , and James
Hollow-back , aged 28 , and Lcnka Malik ,
aged 2-4 , all of Omaha.
"Abovo tlio Clouds. "
Tlio dramatic company of St. Philo-
mona's temperance society produced
a drama in two acts , with the elevated
title , "Abovo the Clouds , " at the Parish
hallNinth and Howard streets last evening
The members had been carefully trained
by an experienced teacher , and the cos-
luminenml scenic accessories wore first-
class and appropriate. The cast was as
Philip lllngold , Crazy Phil L. II. Uaer
Alfred Thiopo , a City Nabob Kd ISiuko
Amos ( iayloul , a Country Gentleman
P. L. Sourd
Howard Gaylord , His Son.Charles Tagsart
Tltu-iTurtle , aourmaiid ( ! John Mclilnn
Cm Us Chlpman , "Chips" in the Hough
P. P. O'Uilen
NatNaylor. Tliorna'ti Protc-so.Jj. A. LInahnu
( iraco lusalls , a Young Artist
Miss Delia Heclan
Hester Thoruo , Uaylord's Housekeeper
Miss .leiinio MeVaun
Susy ( laylord , Oayloul's D.iuchler
Miss Nora Plannery
Lucrctiu Gerilsh , "So Jtomnntlc , "
Wanted to exchange for stock of Hard
ware anil General Merchandise , filp ( acres
qf line Tliayor county ( Nob. ) land : live lots
in Genoa ( Nub. ) ; good store building
( best corner ) ; gooil dwelling ( best loca
tion ) in Essex ( Iowa ) ; also oiirhty acres
one-half mile from town of Eisox ( Iowa ) ,
seeded in blue grass. For further partic
ulars , address John Linderholm , Central
City , Nebraska.
The committee of arrangements for the
next meeting of the Nebraska State
Pharmaceutical association was in ses
sion yesterday nt Iho olliqo of tlio 11.
T. Clarke Drug Co , , and decided upon
holding the next annual meeting to beheld
held in Ibis eity May 11-13 in Iho I-Xposl.
lion building. This meeting is promised
to bo tlio largest and. most interesting the
association has over held. A largo num
ber of manufacturers will make diriplaya
of goods and a number of interesting re
ports and papers will bo read on loading
subjects in which pharmacists are deeply
interested. A state pharmacy law will
also be among the subjects discussed.
Arrangements will bo made by tiio Joeal
committee to handsomely ciiterlain visit
ing members , and reduced rates have
been obtained from tlio Iquding hotels
and railways for members wishing to at-
Captain ( Snslnviu ValoU , Ninth cavalry ,
has been ordered lo uppnar in ppr un be
fore the army retiring board to convene
in this city March U. ,
THE COMEDY OK 1
It is said that it cost $20,000 to raise the
curtain on Messrs. Hobsou and Crane's
first performance of The Comedy of
Errors this season. The largo nildienco
which was packed inlo the opera house
last night 13 prepared to bcliovo n report
of vast expenditures for such a play ,
l-ow out of the assemblage in the theater
last evening had not seen the great
comedians in this best of all the great
master's light-spirited efforts ; few had
not seen the spectacles of the modern
stage , but certainly none had over sat in
witness of such scenic splendor , such
gorgeous finish of stage 'business and
character actlngof so great artistic merit ,
all combined. Kobson and Crane are
perhaps too modest in Iho promises which
they allow in their ndvortishi ! * , for their
splendid enterprise of this season is
worthy of the proudest boast. It spams
thai selection of every individual of tlio
entire forty in Iho cast hail been levied
upon Iho higher ranks of Iho profession ,
for in all the whole number there is not
one but that is an actor. The
comedians themselves appeared in
their bo t humor and bearing , while the
largo support discharged , all , their
allotted functions with unqualiliod skill
and ability. The confusion of identities
upon which the play is founded is well
ijlustrated , and yet the illusion is inten
tionally not so complete as to drive the
spectator to pennYxity where Iho jc l
would bo lost in harrowing speculation.
It required some perception , however , lo
quickly distinguish the Dromlos the
Lphrsian and Iho Syraeman Iho one
from Iho other , a feat of which the other
actors' wore very properly incapable.
Tho'continual confusion in apt blunders
and ridiculous mistakes which ran rapid
ly through the play kept llio houi-o In con
stant laughter except when the insignifi
cant setting of each new scone drew out
the rapturous applause of the audience.
So grand and realistic is tlio scenic work
that it can scarcely bo described , and
allowing that it is beyond anything ever
soon in this theater before , the public ,
those of whom were not ( hero last even
ing , are advised to seize upon tlio last
opportunity allbrdod to-night.
.tor. r.MMirrr TO-MOUISOW NIGHT.
Jou Emmett , the great Gorman dialect
comedian , appears at Hie opera house
to-morrow night in "Fritz in Ireland. "
James Cleary , of Grand Island , is at
J. W. Mubnry , of West Point , is stop
ping at the Millard.
W. II. Farnsworth and wife , of Blair ,
arc registered at the Millard.
J. K. Pollock and C. G. Parmelc , of
Platlsmoulh , arc in tlio city.
Hon. , John A. MacMurphycditor , of tlio
Sehuylcr Sun , is at the Paxton.
C. P. K. Williams and wife , of Grand
Island , arc guests at I ho Paxtoii.
II. liircUallandli. M. Ford , of Nebraska
City , are in tlio city , slopping at the
Mrs. Elijah Sloddard and Mrs. N. O.
Adams have just returned after a visit of
lour months in Massachusetts.
Geo. P. Clark , of liradstrect's local
agency , has returned from a two weeks'
business trip in northern Nebraska.
William M. Sponcc , of Hornellsvillo ,
N. Y. , arrived in Omaha last evening
with the intention of making this city his
A His Deal.
William A. Paxton is now negotiating
with Mr. Tullcr of Cheyenne county , for
0,000 head of cattle , the herd being one
of the finest in the state. The transaction
will undoubtedly bo completed this morn-
in-r , and will be tlio largest catllo deal
which has occurred in this slate for a
White Cedar Piling is better than oak
for bridge or foundation work. It lasts
longer in or out of the ground , and can
be furnished and driven for one-third
less cost by D. Sopor & Co. , 1020 Farnam
slrcer , Omaha.
Jim Maguire , a hard character , was
arrested by Ollicer Mostyn last evening
on suspicion of having stolen a beer
faucet which was found in his possession.
. Capitol Avenue ,
roil THK TJIKATUCNT OFAM. .
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DR. WIcNlENAIYlY , Proprietor.
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BOYD'S OPEBA HOUSE
'Februarr fiVami io'siiT' '
ROBSON & CRANE
In tliolr ffeorgcous piodnrtlon ofSlmUcsponro's
COMEDY OE ERRORS ,
TTiulrr tlio direction of Mr. .To'oph IIrool.s.
K\o > u < lltitf In Snlondor , llviiuty nnd Aitlstlo
Worth utlil inoiliictioii ever ( iluccd on the
Anipricnn or l.uiopoan HtitKO.
Rxopllcnt Cast or ClnmicterD , Jlnt'iiltlppiit
f-c-i'iilo ' plounos , Untraiinliiv Ilidlot , Cc-oitrloua
procCB < tou. Dvor oin liundicil pooiiloong'.ucl
In tlio icpiosrn ntlaii Sc-iilu nl 1'rlci's l'nr-
tiiiptt nnil oivlu : , JI.OJ , It ilcony rfn ; , ( lullory r/Jo.
IS1 ! ) OVUM ClltllK'O Kir ll'S TVIMl St'lltJ ,
Siilool souls OJinincucos Tuo-diiy , Toll. 3Jd ,
nt tlio box ollloo. Sjl-Tiics-Wcd
BOYD'S OPERA HOUSE
FRIDAY NIGHT , FEBRUARY 26tli ,
"OUR FRITZ , "
The Founder of Dialect Gormnn Comedy
ANNUAL 8I3ARON OK
MR. J. K. EMMET ,
} H his most successful , his funniest mid over
Welcoino Draiiin ,
Or , THE BELL I1IHGER OF THE RHINE
And the Love of the Sliamiock.
"Ills fonjry aio siui In the parlors ol the rich
mid thu Kin-rats of tlio poor. "
OUIt OWN OltCHESTItA
Of select imiBlclnns tmvol with this company to
support Mr. KniniL't In his Dil liuil
SONOS AND DANCK3.
Under the inaiiUKcinciil of 1'lillip I.chncn. Sulo
ol'sents begins Thuibdny moinlni ? .
. OAIIMCIIS. r. i ) . JOUNSO
GARLICHS & JOHHSON
516 N. 16th STREET , OMAHA , NEB.
INVESTMENT SECURITIES , MORTGAGE LOINS ,
Loam negotiated on city pioporty audlm-
iroveil ( arms.
&l > cr emit lutoiost allowed outline deposits
"M. B. IHSDOJST ,
General Insurance Agent
Phrenlx Insurance Co. , Jvotfclon , Cash
Ah uts . . t5Srtl,000
Wcistrliuhtor. X. V. , AssutB ' ' "OTii
( ileus KnlN , Axsi'tH. 1-JI.VWO
ilrur.1 . Fiio , Plillmloliililu. Assets l OO.aXl
NowlIuiuiiaMio ( Jiuli Assuta 1.U10.0UO
BEST BARGAINS IN
CUNNINGHAM & BIU3NNAN ,
i nonoi : fi'nii.T. : :
S. S. VAN BEUHEN. 100-100 S. 14th St.
XT. S. DEPOSITOR , T.
S , W. Cor , Farnarti & 12lh Sis.
Capital , $100,000
SUBFI/US , $16OOO
C. W. HAMILTON I'rosldont ,
M.T. IIAULOW. Ciwhlar.
C , WILMIAMJLTON , Asst. CjwljIiT
II. M. Calilwull.d. W. Hamilton , H. P. fimltli
MT. Jlurlow C. Will HiimllKm.
BARGAINS. Easy Terms.
4 Lots , Cass&33il $550 650
( ItJivpcM lull Iu 1 lie i It jr. )
( Kxiuulno Hi Is l.iralu. ! ; )
House & Lot , Montana St. ,
} i blk. to lioree cars $2400
5 Lot % Walnut Hill $500-600
( I'lieto fjcu Coming rtrcet. )
2 Aero Lots , Brookline $500
( Nonu Letter In l < iookliif. ! )
Lot 82x150 , 8 room house
barn , well , cistern , fruit
trees , etc. , fine view , $4000
S. S. VAN BEUilEN ,
Rees Print. Co. , 106 8. Hth.
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