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8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , THURSDAY. MARCH , . 1886
POWELL TAKES THE STAND
Testifying in His Own Defense Oool Under
a Eigid Gross-Examination
DELUDED CHARITY DISPENSERS.
Cnatoillans of Fumlfl Vor tlic Poor
JMsRtiatcilVllli Frauds The Col
ored Htnbbpr's I'lcix rollco
News and General Local.
licslle's Slayer Tells tlio Story.
Yesterday morning the defense in the
Powell murder trlnl continued the hitro *
dtictlon of testimony.
M y 'limnions nnd MlnnJo 1'ostor , who
came out of tlio church about llio time
the pistol shot wns lircd , testified Hint
Leslie drove Powell back several feet in
n threatening manner before ho drown
Sergeant Turner , of company G , Fort
Oiniihn , swore that Leslie had said to
him n day or so before the shooting that
ho was poinir to have trouble with n man
nbout his size. "I nskcd Leslie if ho
meant me , " said Sergimtit Turner , " remarking -
marking that if lie wanted trouble with
me , I was the man for him. " Ho replied ,
"No. I nm KW K to 'wo ' ! i quarrel witli
another man. "
Krncst Brandt , who owns a saloon at
Florence , testified tli.it on tlio night of the
shooting Leslie had couio into his place
nnd taken several drinks , and as lie
started out said : "Lot's ' tie out and do up
the . "
( Jeorgo Foster tcstillcd tlial Leslie had
remarked to him one day , "Powell is
watching mo , and I am goiiij * to kill tlio
John W. Timmons , Archibald Tnttlo ,
Jolin Tuttle , ( icorgo Cowin and J. A.
Andrews tcstillcd to tlio circumstances
attending iv light between Powell and
Leslie m Scptembor previous to
the shooting. At that time Leslie
had called Powell a coward and slniek
lit him , and was knocked down by
Powell's return blow. When Leslie got
on Ids feet again the fljht was renewed
anil the men wore finally separated by
friends. Leslie : it that limo threatened
to kill Powell the first opportunity ho
llcv. A. C. Smith was then called and
was questioned as to Leslie's dying state
ment , which hnd been sworn to by Dr.
Soloman. Lawyer liaUlwhi of the coun
sel for the state strenuously objected to
the evidence being admitted , but the court
overruled the objection , as Dr. Soloman
had sworn that Air. Smith was present
when the dying statement was made.
Mr. Smith then recounted the fcceno
when Leslie was told that he could not
live , and how he had prayed for him. lie
had not , however , heard the dying declar
ation which Dr. Soloman testilicd to.
Orin J , Shipley was also called and
testified in regard to the former trouble
between Leslie and Powell , corroborat
ing the evidence of the previous witnesses -
Powell was then placed on the stand in
his own. defense. lie told the story of the
shooting in a clear , straightforward man
ner , and also related how tlm other figlil
took place in September. Ho said that
Mrs. Timmons had told him that Leslie
had threatened to kill him , and ho
lusked her if she thought Leslie meant it ,
nnd she said yes. Ho had then made up
his mind that ho would have no more
trouble with Leslie if he could help it
Powell also paid ho did not know that bo
had shot Leslie until seine time after the
occurrence , and when ho did hear of it ho
came to Omaha and gave himself up.
A rigid cross examination followed ,
conducted by Mr. Baldwin , but the wit.-
ness answered clearly and was not in the
least disconcerted. His entire testimony
was without a contradiction , and evi
dently told in his favor with tlio jury.
At its conclusion couit adjourned for tlio
night. The counsel for the state has ex
pressed its intentions to introduce wit
nesses in rebuttal , but it is expected that
not much more time will bu consumed in
taking evidence. The arguments will be
made both sides and it is
on to-day , con
fidently expected that the case will bo
given to the jury late this afternoon.
MlSPLiACEl ) CIIAItlTV.
The Aid Association Disgusted with
Their Job nnd Give it Up.
The Woman's Christian Aid associa
tion yesterday announced their intention
of ceasing to dispense clothing and pro
visions to the poor with the funds pro
vided thorn for that purpose from the pro
ceeds of the charity ball. Tlio reason
given for this action was that they had
boon imposed upon to bucli an extent as
to entirely discoitrago them in ascertain
ing who tlio worthy poor are. They
have been constantly in receipt of appli
cations for aid , and nave endeavored to
relieve distress and hiiU'oring wherever
found. It has come to their knowledge ,
however , that n number of people who
have been thus helped are entirely un
worthy of assistance , and have squan
dered and sold that which has been pro
vided them in riotous living and debauch
ery. ISoing unable , they claim , to ascer
tain who arc worthy and who are not ,
they have reached the conclusion that tlio
funds can bo dispensed to better advant
age by persons more experienced with
llio class of people with whom it is nec
essary to deal. They have referred the
matter to the managers ot the charity
ball for their consideration.
Jlo Plniuln Not Guilty.
Yesterday morning , Glover the negro
slabber was brought into court When the
judge told him that ho was accused of
commuting upon Myrtle Grant an as
sault with intent to kill lie replied sullen
ly that lie had not cut tlio woman and
was not guilty of the charge. Stewart , a
negro whoso wife keeps tlio house in
which the woman was stabbed , stopped
up at this juncture and asked to bo al
lowed to testify. Ho stated that Myrtle had
Bent him up to tell the judge that Glover
ought not to bo prosecuted as he did not
do the stubbing. She declared that she had
snatched the Knlfo from the table , intend
ing to cut Glover with it , that she had
made a tnrust at him which ho throw oil'
( vith his arm , that ho tried to wrest the
weapon from her , and to prevent
his doing so slio had put the knlfo buhiud
her , and falling backward had plunged
it into her bide , Stewart further tu&tiliod
that lie had oncn before noticed this sumo
knife in Myrtle's possession , and hail
tried to got her to give it up , but without
success. He hud notified Glover , lie said ,
to take it from her , but he had failed to
. do so.
Judge Stcnberg re-committed the negro
for further examination , in default of
bail. The story of tlio young woman is
not credited , though she Micks to it per-
mslontly. It is thought that her affection
for her black lover has nerved her to pro
tect him from the consequences Of the
rash deed , which may yet cost her life ,
An Obstinate Jury.
The jury in the case of Gsantnor vs
the Omaha Holt railway , which was on
all Wednesday night , came into court
yesterday morning and reported that thoj
wore unable to agivo. Jmlgo Wakolo }
ordered them to return to the jury room
lo further consider the case , but at .0
p'cloek last oveninc : tliqy were still uu
ttblo to agree , 'llio judge thoreilpoi
ordered them to again be looked up In the
ury room , and if they should agree before
fore court reconvened in the inorninj ,
Uiey should prepare- scaled verdict.
ODDS AND ENDS.
Stray ticnvcs From tlio llcnortcrs'
In speaking of the number of children ,
especially boys , who are constantly run
ning the streets of Omaha and commit-
ing numberless crimes , Judge Stcnberg
remarked yesterday that it was an out
rage that many of thorn had not been
sent to the reform school at Kearney.
' Why , 1 had a letter only the other day
from the superintendent , " said his honor ,
and he writes that there is only one per
son in the institution from Douglas
county. In the last live years
there have only been five boys
sent to the school from this county an
average of onuayear. This is certainly
not right. The reform school has now
over 150 Simmies' , and it is safe to say
that Douglas county pays one-tenth of
the cost of maintaining the institution. I
1 wish I had the power , nnd I would soon x
have a largo delegation at Kearney4from
Omaha. .That's where any quantity of
tlicso young thieves should go , and then ,
perhaps , they could bo reformed and
saved from a lifo of crime. "
"Dusincss in St. Louis is mighty dull at
present , " remarked a gentleman from
that city to a reporter last night , " espec
ially for the retail trade. The fact is that
there is very little stirring in the town at
present and I can't say that the outlook
for the future is very bright , cither. The
trade in each line of business is inonopo-
i/.ed by a few big houses , which pool to
crush out the smaller ones by forcing
town prices until they cannot stand the
competition , and are driven to tlio wall ,
n this way , a , sort of monopoly in each
ino of trade is being formed. In the-
vay of wholesale holinc.s I think that SI.
Louis is doing more at present than for
sonio years past. "
"Tho time Is not very far distant , "
said a theatrical man to a reporter tlio
oilier day , "when the popular prices of
25 , 85 and fiO cents will bo charged by
hoatrcs all over the country. Managers
ire beginning to realize that there is not
ho money in big prices that there used
o bo that it is bettor to have big crowds
at n low jirico of admission than lo have
small crowds at a high price. Already
n the east the movement in favor of low
) fices i.s steadily growing in strength and
lirmly believe it is bound to sweep over
the entire country. "
As before mentioned in tlio Unr. the
Jnion stockyards company intends to
mt up one or two packing-houses in
aoiith Omaha this year. Messrs. 1'axton
ind McShano have been in Chicago ncgo-
iating with parties who are dosirious of
securing the contract. The plans under
contemplation will increase tlio capacity
or slaughtering hogs by about one thou
sand hogs per day. In addition , it is nt-
norcd , that South Omaha is to secure
mother beef slaughtering plant this year.
When the Q Irani came in Yesterday
ho familiar presence of Charles E.
Squires responded lo the announcement
vhistle of the locomotive.
This had a cedar block smell about it ,
and when the Dundreary whiskers under
i "Dunlap" and over a military overcoat
of drab , of A. L. Harbour , of Washing-
on , made their appearance , tlio BEE com-
noncod to buzz. 'I here were echoes from
Trinidad in the air and an aroma of tar
as an accompaniment. Col. Barbonr was
ntroduccd to a carriage by Air. Squires
at the depot and introduced to a BEE re-
lortor at the Millard , by Davenport ,
ho horned Elk. In reply to the usual
greetings the gentleman from "Clove-
.ami's garden" said ho felt well. His looks
corroborated the statement. How long
lie was to remain in town was answered
in the manner of a "monopoly witness"
"I don't know. "
Col. Barbour is a good gontlomanhow
ever , and touched the conversational
linrp gently by saying , "I suppose you
think I'm on the pave ? "
"Not exactly , " was the response , "bnt
the Omaha public would like to know if
your return visit has any significance
which would bo suggestive in the matter
of street contracts. "
"No fiirl You can tell your many
readers that they will lind out very soon
that cedar blocks are like the measles.
They may got them once , bnt a double
dose is not at all desired. All wo desire
is good , satisfactory work for the equiva
lent given us. Lot the cedar blocks come
on , but it will bo a very
short time before practical men in
fact every one with an observant and
painstaking view , will give the cedar
blocks a negative. "
Police Court Notcn.
The irrepressible John Kelley faced
Judge Stcnborg in the police court Tues
day to answer to a charge of intox
ication.-Ho had just been released yes
terday from a term of imprisonment , and
had not boon out of jail throe hours before -
fore the police picked him up in a state
of intoxication. "Ycr honor , " ho
pleaded , "if yor'll only lot mo go this
time , I'll never take another drop of
whisky as long as I live. I'll go right
down and join the Woman's Temperance
association. Yes , I will , yor honor. Be
sides , yor honor , I can't all'ord to bo sent
up to jail agin. I can toll by the
symptoms in my system that another fit
of sickness is approaching upon me. "
This was a ' 'clincher , " and Judge
Slcnbcrg released Kelley on the condition
that he should go nt once and take the
Frank McNamara , charged with intox
ication , was discharged ,
William Snyder , John Bonnor , Nel
Robinson , and Barney llackman , on a
similar charge , wore lined i ? , ! and costs.
Hacknian paid and the others were re
John Kcono was lined $10 and costs for
disturbing the peaco.
Isaac Glover was arraigned for assault
ing Myrtle Grant , as mentioned else
where , Ho plead not guilty and was re
manded to jail.
Hans Timm , charged with disturbance
of the peace , was released ,
Charles Whitney , a vagrant , was com
mitted to the county jail for thirty days.
The North Presbyterian church on
Snundcrs street above Cuining held its
annual meeting last nightat which much
ntcrcst in the affairs of the clmr ch was
manifested. The report of the treasurer
shows a very favorable condition of
affairs , and the congregation t > tart out on
iv now year of work free from debt. The
church is also much encouraged in its
spiritual outlook. At its recent com
munion season eleven person ? wore
added to the churcli , rolls and quite n
largo accession is expected in tlio near
future. At present the Hov.V. \ . H. Hen
derson is scrying as pastor.
The following olllccrs wore elected last
night to As elders for four
servo : years ,
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Will H. Anderson for two years , and J.
II. Plotvs for one your
Knight Gets the County Grading.
After protracted.- waiting the county
commissioners yesterday definitely decided -
cided 0.0 letting the. contract for county
road work during the coming season.
The bid of Mr. Congdou , which caused
co much discussion nnd hesitancy on the
part of the commissioners , was rejected ,
and the contract was awarded to 11. P.
Knight. According to the calculations
and measurements made by the commis
sioners. Mr. Knight's bid is consid
erably lower than Mr. Congdon's , and
Mr.'I inimo yesterday informed a Bui :
representative that the letting of the con
tract to Mr. Knight would result in a
saving to the county of nbout $1,800. The
fact was yesterday discovered that while
tlio board has bcnn figuring on "Mr.
Congdon's bid at ten cents a yard for a
fiveTiundrcd foot haul , the bid was in
reality eleven cents for that distance.
How the mistake occurred is not known.
Mi. Knight yesterday agreed to accept
the plan of measurement which tlio com
missioners propose , and the contract was
thereupon awarded to him.
The excitement in army headquarters
over the announcement of Gen. Terry's
succession to llio senior major-gcnoraloy ,
ms in a measure subsided. There is a
general feeling of disappointment and
surprise , however , that Gen. Howard did
lot receive llio appointment. The gen
eral himself yesterday had nothing
: o say about the mailer , positively doclin-
'ng to bo interviewed.
Mr. E. J. Davis , who has been clerk for
Col. Henry , has been appointed and promoted
meted to chief clerk of the adjutant gen
eral of llio department , a very important
ind responsible posilion. Mr. Davis is a
veteran soldier in addition to being a
man of intelligence , as the following hon
orable record of service shows : Served as
drummer , private , corporal and sergeant
U. S. Artillerv , IS.IT-ISU : ! ; chief wagon-
master , cavalry division , private and ser
geant Seventh cavalry ; captain Twenty-
fourth regiment National guards , stale of
New York ; chief clerk of adjutant gene
ral of the department of Dakota ; clerk in
quartermaster and commissary depart
ment , and assistant lo engineer in charge
of llio Mississippi river improvements ;
engaged in dismounting Sioux Indians ;
member of soeiety of llio army of the Po
tomac , and commander of post o Grand
Army of the Republic ; lieutenant-colonel
and aid-do-camp lo Gen. Sickles , G. A. U.
During the war engaged in the battles of
Yorktown , Savage Station , Alalvern Hill ,
bailie of Fair Oaks , Glendale , second Bull
Run , Seven Pines , Fredricksburg , Chan-
cellorsville , Gettysburg and Union Mills.
The army o Ulcers wore , most of them ,
in full-dross yesterday on account of ses
sion of the retiring board on the case of
dipt. Valois. No action has yet been
taken on the mailer.
A general court martial has been ap
pointed to meet at Fort llobinson , Nob. ,
on Wednesday , March 10 , or as soon
thereafter as practicable , for the trial of
such persons as may bo properly brought
before it. Tlio detail for the court is as
follows : Captains Coatcs , Parker and
Hoed : First Lieutenants Humphrey and
Wright ; Second Lieutenants Schon and
McAnnnoy ; Second Lieutenant Bcttens ,
Ninlh cavalry , judge advocate.
The Blasting Accident ,
The funeral of Matthew Hayes , the vic
tim of the bridge blast at Valley , has been
postponed until this afternoon. The
remains were removed yesterday
from the undertaker's to the residence of
Mrs. Will S. Hayes , corner of Seven
teenth and Loavemvorth streets , and will
bo taken to-day over the Rock Island
road to Chicago for interment.
The deceased was the oldest of a family
six four sons and two daughters. Howas
born in 1831 , was a bridge-builder by
trade , and has boon in the employ of the
Union Pacific compunyfor fourteen years.
His first work lor the company was
on the bridge ever the Missouri
at this point. For several years
past ho has boon foreman of a bridge
gang employed by tlio company at vari
ous points on the road. The cause of the
accident , which resulted in his death ,
was related by himself to his mother.
"Wo wore blasting the ice around the
piers , " said ho , "to prevent damage to
the bridge when llio ice went out. I had
jit the fuse to a blast , and after waiting
some time for the exploMon , I took the
fuse in my hand to relight itwhen the explosion -
Matthew was the third of the brolhers
to moot with sudden and violent death.
The first , also a bridge builder employed
on the Union Pacific , was killed by a
hand-car on the road nine years ago ;
Will S. , a telegraph operator employed
in this city , died suddenly one
vcar ago , and now the oldest
and favorite son is taken in the
prime of lifo , making fresh wounds in
llio hearts of aged parents and relatives ,
and his associates on the road , by whom
ho was loved as a brother and tried
Robert Hayes , the only surviving
brother , arrived from Eagle Hock , Idaho ,
yesterday Cam ! will accompany the
remains to Chicago. Six of the bridge
building force , ot which Alattliow was
foreman , came in from Valley yesterday
to act as pall-bearers , and will re
main until their last sad duty to their
friend and fellow-workman is performed.
R Over a Brewery.
Victor Drclier commenced suit in llio
district court yesterday against Frederick
Wagner lo secure an accounting of part
The petition of the plaintiff alleges that
in November , 1831 , ho entered inlo a part
nership with Wagner to run an ale and
beer brewery in tills city. Both plaintiff
and defendant put in a certain sum of
money and a building was erected on a
picco of property owned by Drohor. Ev
erything wont smoothly until March ,
1885 , when it became necessary to pay
the $1,000 , license to tlio city. The part
ners consulted together and it was
agreed that Iho business they worn doing
would not warrant thorn in incurring the
expense of the license. Accordingly'thoy
determined to lease the brewery to a sa
loon man named Lykko. for the nominal
sum of $ r > 0 a year , and that ho should run
it under the regular saloon license which
ho paid lo the city. In the meantime.
Drohor accepted a position as foreman of
a brewery in Fremont.
Since that tigreomont was made the
plaintiff alleges that Wagner refuses to
make any accounting of the profits of tlio
brewery , though ho ( plaintiff ) has good
reason lo believe that the establishment
is making monoy. Further , Mr , Drehor
claims , ho fears that Wagner so soon as
Iho nominal lease of Lykko expires on
March 20,1880 , will 'fraudulently dispose
of the brewery property to him. For Ihis
reason Drohor asks Unit Wagner bo en
joined from so disposing of the property
until ti full partnership accounting is
Ho Thought Ho AVtis Home.
A pohco call was sent to headquarters
about 0 o'clock last night from Seven
teenth and Douglas streets , and Oilicora
Pieronct and Trimblo were sent to as
certain the trouble. Arrived at the place
named they found an inebriated individual
stretched on his back in the snow softly
humming "Home , sweet homo. " When
shaken by the oNcers ho responded by
ordering Hid olllcers not to pull the bed
clothes off him , and grasped in both
hands the snowy sheet which enveloped
his form , Ho was tenderly picked-up
nnd conveyed to'the con trill police sta
tion wliero lie was given a warmer bed
than his'fQrmor couch of snow and reg
istered under the mime of "John Doe.1
MOHE OP "THE BKAUTlFUIi. "
The City Mantled TrttH Snow Notes
of the Storm.
The March edition of "Old Boreas"
was a "hail" fellow well rfiet , or in other
words the snow ycstcrdaymorning came
In the night before with Icicles. It was
a sudden call for rnbbor boots and over
shoes , and tlio female walkers had one
advantage over a damp rainy day the
curbstone audience had to indulge in tlio
belief that distance lent enchantment to
the latest style of hosiery. The street
cars did not como out with the lark. In
fact tome ot the routed , like St. Alary's
avenue , upper Farniim , lower Cuining
and North Elghlconlh streets had snow
plows perambulating until the noonday
"There Is no danger of a cold snap just
now , " remarked Signal Observer Pollock.
"Tho storm is eon oral more so than I
have known it at this time of the year
llieso March storms , I moan. The lowest
) oint of coldness last night was at
Helena , Mont. , where the thermometer
registered 11 ° above. Snow is prevailing
west of hero to North Platlo. Beyond
that the snow of hist night lias ceased.
At Denver they are having the white
flakes tailing in goodly quantity , and if I
didn't think I mightbo ordered out that
way some day 1 would remark it is the
only kind of heavenly visitation they can
over expect. There has been snow in
nearly all portions of Dakota and Mon-
lana. In Utah very little. In fact at
Salt Lake Iho latest reports show it was
clear. The gods , it .seems , have changed
their mantle for llio Dosorot saints. "
( Two live c.mt cigars wore telephoned
for at once. )
, 'C.ui ' you form any idea of the duration
of the storm ? "
"None whatever. The barometer is too
uniform. All I can say is that It is gen
eral and that there is but little fear of
severe cold or blizzards. "
In the city the Hooey covering of the
streets over the firm , icy base left by the
last storm was improved upon by sleighs.
The Messrs. Patrick , who always lialo
these winter sports , were out willi their
attractive conveyances. The military
also was well represented , and many far
mers took time by the forelock for run
It is not likely the storm will last over
the "proverbial three days timo" and at
any rate it's a good storm at this season
bettor far than next week or an "April
fool" and had before
as seine snow to como
fore the flowers bloom in the spring , it is
bolter for tlio early bird to have to take
it than the ancient crow , who on
mill-March sits on tlio fences observing
the geometrical lines of the plows fur
rows and expecting a seed time to be.
HAIL Tlt.YVEL OI'KX.
The snow did not cease to fall until
about 9 o'clock last evening , the storm
thus lasting continuously for nearly
twenty-four hours. At midnight , however -
over , snow began to fall again , but not
so rapidly as during the day. Although
as heavy a body of snow fell as during
any similar period this season , still traffic
was not greatly impeded. Trains from
the cast "were nearly on time , and little
trouble was experienced from the storm.
Train 4 on the Union Pacific , duo at 5:20 :
last night , was about two hours late , and
the outgoing passenger was delayed about
an hour in leaving. The stock yards
trains in the afternoon experienced the
greatest trouble , sho\clers being obliged
to clear the tracks at several points before
the engine could force its way along.
The Omaha & Republican Valley train ,
duo hero at 1:15 : yesterday aftcrnpon , hail
not arrived at a late hour last night.
The delay was not , however , caused by
Ihc slorm so much as by the ice gorge at
Valley. The condition- the road at
that point could not bo. ascertained last
night , and it was uncertain at what lime
the train would arrive.
J. A. Bowen of 'Ashland , is a Millard
S. C. Abbott of DCS Molucs is at the
W. Earl Carver of Valentine , is at the
H. Bird of Platlsmouth is stopping at
J. W. Collins of Wheeling , W. Va. , is a
Peter Smith , of Nebraska City , is regis-
tprod at tlio Paxton.
John Wycoff and O. E. Anderson are
registered at the Colons.
Thomas O'Day and wife of Neligh , arc
stopping at tlre.Paxton.
S. W. Powers of Kearney , is in the city ,
stopping at the Millard.
A. D. Duckworth of North Platte , is
registered at the Millard ,
II. L. Lippincott and J. D. Harrington
of Lincoln , arc Paxton guests.
II. G. BJiss and wife and C. S. Miller ,
of Fairmont , are guests at the Paxton.
J , W. Love , Edward Blowett and E. II.
Barnard of Fremont , are at the Paxton.
Miss Doll Dohaney , of Council Blufis ,
is the guest of Miss O'Reilly , of this city.
Moso Unrkalow came in from Chicago
yesterday. Ho expects to make Omaha
Ins homo in tlio future.
W. A. Ilildcbrand , a prominent busi
ness man of Alton , 111. , is in the city on
his way to San Francisco.
A. G , Barker , general traveling agent of
tlio Northwestern road , arrived in Omaha
last evening , and is at the Alillard.
S. A. McWhortor and wife have re
turned from Hot Springs , Ark. , where
they have boon spending the past few
Airs , A. Johnson , of Carbon , Wyo.
territory , is visiting with her parents , Air.
and Mrs. C. Olaon , 1011 North Twenty-
Airs. Alvnrotz do Castillo loft yesterday
morning for Nebraska City on route to
Oakland , California , where she intends to
A. C. Beckwithof Evanslon , WyomTHC
of the firm of Bcckwith & ( ' . ; Inn , coal
contractors for the Union Pacific , arrived
in Omaha yeslorday , and is at the Pax-
Sir Alex Stewart and party nro en
route from San Francisco to Omaha in
the special palace ear Isaac Walton.
The party proceed to .New York , whore
they sail for Europe.
Kouth Omnhal'iickinK Houses.
Afossrs , William A.- Paxton and John
A. AicShano have returned from Chicago
whore they Imvo been negotiating for the
erection of two packing bouses in South
"These houses , " saldMr. McShano to a
reporter yoslorday , "will bo about 150x
173 feet and will bo built of brick in a
thorough , substantial manner. The cost
of buildings and machinery will
probably bo from $75,000 to $100,000 , Tlio
details of tlio plans have not been worked
up yet , so that I can't toll you anything
further about them until later. Wo shall
commence work as soon as the frost is
out of the ground , and hope to have the
buildings ready for operation by Juno or
July. The two packing houses will have
a capacity of f rein 500 to 700 hogs per
day , Yes , they will bo operated by Chicago
cage parties on contract , but I am not at
liberty to tell you their names yet. "
Look hero , farmers and teamsters , wo
have 40 pairs bob-sleighs that wo will
close out at $10 , worth $35. Wo must
hayo the room. ' BONXEI.L & Co , ,
Tlio 'attachments which were issued
several days ago In the county court on
tho'stock of Grefo &KuntzOj saloon- keep
ers on Sixteenth street , were dismissed
ycstorday < Two of these attachments
were in favor of Bookiioff & Mackwhole-
sale liquor dealers , and that linn yester
day teen possession of the property and
assumed the debts covered by the other
The T. A. AI. club has postponed its
party IndoHnitcly on account of llio
The city clerk says that all the war
rants for last mouth's salaries will bo
ready for payment to-day.
Mr. and Airs. Clark Woodman gave a
largo and brilliant reception last evening
at their residence on I/.ard street.
A brilliant reception was given last
evening to a largo number of guest by
Judge and Airs. Doano at their residence.
Yesterday was a great day for pension
business in the county clerk's ollico , ex
ceeding the record for anyone day in the
history of the county.
Unity church will hold the regular
sociable on Friday night at the residence
of 11. W. Crcincr. southwest corner of
Twenty-first and Webster streels.
The nlans for the now cemetery of the
Forest Lawn association are nearly com
plete , and it is exported that active work
will bo commenced as soon as good
weather sots in.
The Loyal Legion hold their regular
meeting at the Paxton. The mem
bers gathered about the banquet board
after business was disposed of nnd passed
the time merrily until midnight or Inter.
The North Omaha cornet band will
give a masquerade party at Crounso's
null on Alonday evening , March 8. Grand
preparations are being made for Iho
event , and it will undoubtedly prove to
bo highly enjoyable.
Miss Addio Hurl burl gave a select pro
gressive euchre parly at her residence on
baunders street last nijiht. Those pres
ent were the Alissos Kimr , Wilson ami
Ilnrlbert , and the Messrs. AHHigan , Ale-
Culloch , Radclillb and Bryans.
John Nichola , n bulqlior living on
Twentieth and Pierce streets , was thrown
from his wagon yoslorday afternoon , and
the heavy scat was pitched violently upon
his head. Ho sustained several very se
vere bruises , though his injuries are not
regarded as dangerous.
A meeting of the railroad committee
of the hoard of trade was called for yes
terday afternoon to further consider
the northwestern railroad proposition.
Owing to tlio storm , however , not a suffi
cient number of members were present
to transact any business.
Rabbi llonson returned yesterday from
Hastings , Nob. , whore lie succeeded in
effecting a permanent Jewish association.
A burial ground will soon bo purchased.
and a religious school for Iho young will
bo established shortly. This is the second
end society of the kjntl which Dr. Benson
has organized within a short time.
The next lecture of the course at Sow-
aril street Al. E. church will bo delivered
this evening at 8 p. in. bv the Rev.
T. F. Clark , "tho Pilgrim preacher" of
Elmira , N. Y. , on Ins "tour through
northern India and China , " Air. Clark
is one of the most pleasant and successful
speakers now before the public , and is
heartily endorsed by the loading papers
throughout the country , such as the Chicago
cage Times , Buffalo Courier , Albany
Journal , etc. The Chicago Times of
April 0 , 1881 , says : "The interest of the
audience was fixed and intense from be
ginning to end ; sometimes they listened
breathlessly as some magic woid picture
was painted , and then nil amusing sketch
provoked everybody to irresistible laugh
ter. " The Scward street people have tlio
reputation of always giving more than
your moncv's worth , so it is safe to
say it will pay to go and hear Air.
Applying lor Pensions.
Juslico Anderson was busy yesterday
proving up papers lor the old soldiers
who desire to secure pensions from the
government. Alorc than a dozen dis
abled veterans , some of them armless ,
seme of them legless and others lacking
in various other parts of the head or
body , were accommodated. Pension-day
comes once in three months , the fourth
( lay of March , Juno , September and De
White Cedar Piling is better than oak
for brirtgo or foundation work. It lasts
longer in or out of the ground , and can
bo furnished and driven for one-third
less cost by D. Sopcr & Co. , 1020 Farnam
street , Omaha.
A Printer's Death.
A. II. Garrctt , a printer who was taken
to St. Joseph's hospital a day or so since ,
died yesterday of plcuro-pncmnonia.
From papers found on him it appears
that ho has relatives living in DesAIoines ,
Iowa. His body is now at Iho coroner's
ollico awaiting the orders of his friends.
Garrett was a member of Typo
graphical Union No. 118 , pt DCS Aloincs ,
Iowa. Nothing further is known about
rjccnsecl to Wed.
HUnrriago licenses wore issued in the
county court yesterday to Frederick Ai.
Frost , aged 23 , and EIHo AI. Fairbanks ,
aged 27 , both of Elkhorn ; Dennis Sheehan -
han , aged 28. and Alarv E. Loonoy , aged
21 ; Christian Grotmak , aged L"J , and
Alary Ueschlnbossol , aged 21 ; S. J. Math-
orloy , aged 2J ( , and Huldali Alattls , aged
27 , of Arlington.
Not Kvpcotecl to I ive.
Air. J.AI. Wilson , whoso case was men
tioned in the Bi'.i : yesterday , has grown
rapidly wor.so in the last few hours and is
not ovpocted ( o live. The sovcro internal
injuries received in the runaway , to
gether with the mistake made In giving
him a wrong dose of medicine , have
caused a .shock from which it is feared
his enfeebled system cannot rally.
Ho is nt ( Jhmlron.
T. P. Fosdyko , against whoso property
an attachment was issued in Justice
Anderson's court Alonday , writes to the
BEE that ho has not loft for parts un
known , but has bought n stock of goods
and is now located at Chadron.
"With Kliormnn. "
Pittsburg Dispatch : Col. Hazard told
us a couple of stories of Sherman which
are now to mo. Ho was in the same car
with llio hero of Georgia on their way
homo from BOIIIO army reunion not long
ago. The scat beside the general hap
pened to bo vacant for a time , and Col.
Haz/ard , passing along the aisle , stopped
and said :
"General , may I share your scaH"
Sherman glanced up through his iron-
gray brows , and responded somewhat
"Yes if you ain't just going to sayyou
wore with mo , ' '
Hazzard hadn't ' morn that fairly seen
the point of the qualification until a
stranger came tip , full of enthusiasm ,
and reaching out to shako hands , exclaimed - '
"Gen. Sherman , how do you dp. Nat
ural as lifo , 1 swear. I was with you ,
general , 1 was with you when wo split
the heart of the rebellion in twain. "
"I know it , " was all the answer ho got.
but as soon as ho moved away the old
general broke out emphatically , 'I hey
were all with mo , and they are all ' \yith
mo' yet. By heavens , if i had ever had.
half us many able-bodied men witn me1
as say they wore , the war wouldn't huvo
lasted a week. " ,
If you buy lumber any whore , without ,
first yetting Hoaglaml'S' prices yon -will
lose money. - . .
THK CHICAGO TIMES ON SKKFKF.YS LEWIS.
SpcaVingof Aliss Jeffreys Lewis , who
appears at Boyd's opera house to
night in "Forgct-AIc-Not , " the Chicago
cage Times of last Sunday says :
The performances of Forget-Ato-Not , "
by Aliss Jeffreys Lewis at the Chicago
opera house during llio past week have
boon thoroughly worthy the attention of
admirers of strong dramatic ability.
Alls' ? Lewis is an actress who adds to nat
ural filnoss for dramatic representation
the willingness to work , to study the re
sources of her art , lo follow out the min
ute details of Its expression , and , at the
same time while searching out those details -
tails not to lose sight of the symmetry
and proportion of a representation as a
whole. She knows , lee ; how to combine
clo.se attention to details with an : > ppcar-
mice of spontaneity , which si-ryes to
carry her auditors along with her as if
they were looking in upon scenes in ac
tual life and not upon a more stage play.
Kit-ally Bros' grand production of the
, 'Black Crook" will afford the lovers of
the spectacular drama a great treat at
lioyd's opera house 'next Tuesday mid
This evening Rabbi Benson will
lecture upon the subject , "Tho Allgra-
lions of llio Ilubrewd Aflor Their Subju
gation by the Romans. " This lecture Is
the second of an historical series of dis
courses dwelling upon Iho origin and im
port of llio traditional laws and customs
observed by the Hebrew people ,
Tills nowilor never vnno . A inarvnl of puri
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S. W , Cor , 16th and Faraam ,
Has tfio largest list of properly , the
cheaost and bast , the easiest terms ;
no matter what kind of property you
want , by all means examine his list
"before purchasing elsewhere ,
Ill every desirable nddltlon to tlio city. Clou-
tlcmanly snlcniiicnitli buggies
REM AT AIL TIMES
A lot on 10th , between Douglas and Dodge , a
bargain It' taken at once.
I'oii SA.I.IJ No. 103. Lot fronting two
streets , two good houses only 0 blocks
from court house , $5,000. Easy terms.
175. Lot OOxUU ; house , 8 rooms ; S. lUth
near Center St. , ? : ) , 'JOOj easy terms.
18 ! ) . Six-room collage , full lot , line view ,
beautiful location , Shlnn's add. , $2,500 ;
203. Two lots in Heed's First add. Four
large houses. Will pay 13 pur cent , on
the investment ; $15,000.
200. Lot 100x140 , four-room cottage , S.
loth St. , nuxl to Hartmaii school , $ -,000 , ,
on monthly payments.
215. East front lot , house 8 rooms , in
block 8 , Ilanscom L'laco , $ USOO , ; easy
218. Full lot , brick house 7 rooms. Har-
ncy , near 25th , $0,000.
222. Fine location in West Omaha , 7-
room cottage , largo barn grounds 20Ix
121 , corner on three streets , $0.500.
223. Corner lot on Cuicago st. , line loca
tion , $0,000. ,
225. Two full lots , elegant residence
property , furnaces , everything slriclly
first-class , good location , § 11,000.
200. Full lot , two collages , Shinn's add ,
202. Collage of live rooms , full lot Shulls
add. $ lfcOO.
01 ! ) . Nice lot , collage 4 rooms , Prospect ;
Place , § l,500$20u down , $ , ' 0 per month.
U30. Two lots on 20th St. , 4 good houses ,
§ 0.000. This is a bargain and a good
310. Kalf lot on Wcbstjr st. Two good
houses , s0,000. ?
352. I1 nil lot , 2 brick houses , one Iramo
house , S. llth St. , $3,500.
058. Full lot , largo house on Farnam
street , $3,500.
350. Full lot , 0 room house , furnace , gas ,
water , sower. Farnam St. ; J10,500.
300. Full lot Hrick house , Omaha View ,
ifl.lHO. 9150 cash , $10 per month.
300. Two full lots , two story House , thrco
miles from postollico , § 300 , § 100 down
sflO per month.
800. Lot 00x213 , two now houses , one 8
I'ooms , ono of 0. A nice place to live
or a good investment. Howard near
20th ; i7,500. ,
370. Elegant residence property on Cap
itol Hill. House of 15 rooms ; $3,000.
3110 Lot 00x133 , house 0 rooms. S. llth
St. ; f3noO.
3)3. ! ) Full lot , two story house , 7 rooms ,
fruit trees , barn , etc. Shinn's add :
800. Two lots , good , 4 room house and
stable. Lowe's add ; § 2,000. Easy
411. Elegant residence property 8 room
bouse , Jot TSxMO. $7,500. Virginia ave
103. Lots on Cioorgia avo. , between Lcav
cnworth and Farnam , 91,800 , each. En
171. Lot facing Ilanscom Park on Park
avo. , $1,000.
170. Nice lot in Iliinpbangh Place , $1,000.
177. Three nice lots in block 5 , Ilanscom
Phien , $1,850 to $1,500 each.
183. 15J ! ft. square cor. , llarnoy and 20th
St. , § 20,000
107. Lot , 00x131. 13th St. , near Center ,
§ 2,500. ,
201. Lots in Col fax si. , between Leaven-
worth and Farnam , § 2,000 , each.
208. Acre lots in Hiinobaugh'd add ; $130
210. Corner Farnam and 28th strcols , COx
13) ; ? 5,000.
223. Half dozen choice loU in Ilanscom
Place ; $750 mid $800each.
231. Three lols in March's add ; $775 to
28i ) . Lot in Clifton Place ; $1,000 , ,
100. Two good lots in Dwight & Lyman'fl
add. for $750.
258. Nice lot in Dcniso add. : S800.
207. Lot in Arbor Place ; $100 ; monthly
270. Lot 4 , block 270 : $000.
281. Thrco nice Iota in block 20 , Hanscom
PJnco ; $750 each. Terms easy.
! ! 00. 0 Acres Taylor's ndd ; ij'3,000.
301. Nice lot in Hoes Place , $1,000.
301. ( iood lot in Hawthorn add ; $000.
Ml. Thrco nice lots in Shull'sudd. ; $ lSOo
Oil. Two lots in Lake's add.$1,175 nnd
312. Six lots in block 11 , Ilanscom Place ;
$725 to $375 each.
318. Choice latin WcstCnming add ; $250.
314. Full lot , Howard St. , near 12th ;
830. 100x140 ft. cor , Michigan and Georgia
ave ; $8,000 ,
335. Eight lots in King's add. ; $550 each.
310. Two nice lots in KirKwood ; $150
Walnut Hill Lois $300 lo $000 each , on
Fou SALK 10 acres wilhin . * H miles
of the P. O. Nice honso , largo
orchard , fine location. Only a slonu's
llirow from Ambler Place whore i3,000 } ,
per acre is asked. Will sell Iho 10 acres
at $550 per aero.
Twenty-live nuros between Cole Urilliaiit
and Hyde Park , $100 per acre ,
OituiiAiiu Jiii.rs--.Tlio mosl desirable rcsl
uonco portion of Omaha. The best lo
cation , with a splendid view of the
whole city. Prices low and terms easy.
If you buy n lot before looking at
Orchard Hill you will regret it. It costs
nothing lo take a ride out there lo ex-
nmine it. For beautiful residence
sights or for safe investment buy in
Orchard Hill ,
HKAUWUI. aqro lots in Holvcdcro $300
to $850 each , which will be worth $1,000
iiuido of a year.
Foit anything in the real estate line call
on C. E , Muyno.
I HAVI : a complete set of abstracts of
lillo for Douglas county.
AUSTKACTS made on short notice and at
reasonable rates ,
MONKY TO LOAN on real estate nt Jim
lowcit rate of interest
O. E. MAYNE ,
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