Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 09, 1886, Page 2, Image 2

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Death and Desolation At the Scene of the
Greenfield Wreck ,
A lions nnrt Sickening 1,1st of Demi
mid Wounded Other Ilodlcs Not
Xctllecovored Vlowlnj * the
The Ralhvny Calamity.
OnF.r.Ncni.p : , Mass. , April . It Is thought
{ hut twenty persons were seriously Injured
and seven killed , , vlth a score ot others more
or less Injured The bodies of C. A. Temple ,
of Wakellold. Muss. , nud Charles Ourgln , of
Boston , were taken from the wreck. Only
three persons on the entire train are known
to bo Injured.
Kd Wliltchouso probably never know what
killed htm. The wound over his loft eye was
a terrible one , nnd must have produced utter
unconsciousness. When the car struck the
watorhowns burled under its wolfjl.t , and
his body was found In six feet of water. E.
E. liny den must have died In frightful
agony. When found his right arm was
raised above Ids head as though lie had at
tempted to clutch some support. The fingers
of his hand wore burned to a crisp , ami the
top of his head was literally roasted. His
tnoiithwas open as though ho had boon
Shrieking with ngoiiy.
Since last night not less than 10,000 per
sous have visited the spot , seine of them
walking trom six to ten miles to view the
wreck. As viewed by daylight , the scene Is
far worse than was reported last night. It Is
considered marvelous that anyone escaped
alive. The descent Is ISO feet by actual niens
urement. Crowds ot people hovered about
the precipice to-day , and hundreds descended
to the river by means of atroue cables which
the wreck I UK crew had stretched to the river
bank. Four cars were thrown into the river ,
nmoni ; which was the sleeper. The tender
was thrown to the very bottom ot the preci
pice , a mass of twisted and broken Iron and
bteel , robbed of all semblance of their former
Frank Lane , ot Boston , \vns standing on
thu plntform of thu rear car nt thu thnu of thu
ncddunt. Ho snltl hoYUH startled by thu
bumping of the cars along tlio tios. llu know
tlioy had left the tiack. nnd jumped just as
the trnln wuiit whirling down tliu awful
chasm. It was nn awful night. Not n star
was to bo seen , aim no light of the moon il
luminated Hie fearful blackness of the scene.
To add to the misery of the situation MIOW
soon comniuncoU to tnll , nnd In
the fullest House It wan a
night of terror. The shrinks of
the wounded rent the nlr , and their cries nnd
groans were terriblo. The walling of n
mother over the death of her llttlo girl was
heartrending. Punned In thu wreck , nnablo
lo effect her escnpo , nnd expecting each mo
ment to he crushed by falling bouldeis or
debris from the track , she passed nn hour of
fearful aeony. Lane stood rooted to the
spot , ills blood fairly chilled In his veins ,
for below , In the rush of the
whirling llood. ho could hear the
shrieks for help , but ho was powerless
to respond. Then the red llaiuo shot up
among the shattered mass and spread with
startling rapidity , and tlio shrieks of agony
wore redoubled as thu imprisoned passengers
faced the lire linml's breath. Ono cry was
heard above the rest ono shriek of agony
nnd piteous pleading for help as E. E. liny-
den , hold fast by n mass of debris , felt the
scorching flames upon his face , and
lie Hank into the Insensibility of death.
A. K. Warner's cries of agony brought
Landlord linger , of ( ireenlluld , to his side.
Tenderly he took the wounded man unon
his Ian nnd shouted for help , but tlio mock
ing echoes of thu neighboring hills were , for
nearly half an hour , all the responses his
cries evoked. It was a night for heroism.
Conductor Foster , though badly wounded
himself , was so concerned at thu death nnd
BiiilVrlngsof others thnt ho was mildly insane.
lie did nil I nhi.fpo\yer to recover thu dead
.and rescue tlio dying. Hundreds of excited
persons crowded around the denot , some of
whom were anxious for thu safety of friends
who weru on thu III-fatud train , nnd when
the bodies were brought In for Idontllication ,
hundreds thronged around , dreading to look
nt the dead , fearing to recognize among
them the bodies of trlcnds. Every possible
menus has been taken to cluar away the
wreckald the suffering and recover the dead.
The following is a complete' list of the
killed and wounded so far as found :
Till ! KILLED.
E. E. IIAYDEN. Hlnnford , Miss.
C11AS. TEMPLE. Waltliuiu. Mass.
01IAS. 1JUOAN. South lloston.
J. H. UOUL1) . Mlllbury , Mass.
ED. W1IITEI1OUSK. lioston.
MA UK T. .SPKNCEll , Waltham , Mass.
M Ell KIT.1 SEETEVS , Hoston.
Michael Dorgau , ( ifeunlield , seriously : A.
P. Cornell. Shelburno Kails , slightly : O.K.
Dell. Mashim. N. H. , badly but not fatally ;
Conductor John Foster , slightly ; E. 1J.
Stone , slightly : J. . P. I''owlcr ' Cambridge
slightly , A. C. Ilarver , lloston , badly but no
mgerotislv ; A. K. Warner , ( iivenlicld
Ightly ; Miss A. Uerbv , Mightlv ; mall iigeni
Putney , slightly ; Henry C. CoulUiard ,
Clmrlemt'iit , badly ; . ! . E. Priest ,
liltthiton , X. U. , seriously ; Charles
Itlclmrdson. North Adams , lost n finger ;
1) . L. Crandnll , suvwely utilised ;
Messenger Streetrr , Troy. N. V. , slightly in-
jiued : Edward II. Arnold. North Aifams ,
slightly ; Miss Cornell , Shelbouinu Kails ,
slightly : Mr. Wilcox , Syracuse , slightly ;
Ellsha Cornell , Sholboiirnu FalP , slightly ;
Aaron Lewis , parlor palace car , slightly ;
J. U. Stiirtevnnt , baggagemaster. slightly
Walter Parker , hrakcmau. badlv ; (1 ( . W. Dim
null , Itoslon , iiatlly ; Miss Mary Cowinu „ ,
Poimhkoopsh ) , seriously ; HiMiry A. SiTihner ,
mall agent , tdlehtly ; J. M. U'atkins , ( ) wee ; ; ,
N. i' . . intciniilly.
C. M. IVcldmiu. bt Oniiigo , and K. 1 .
French , ol'-lloiton , are still missing. In an
Interview to-night , the conductor of the
wrecked tialn said ho was certain other
bodies would bo found under the cars. It Is
believed thu body of a woman is under ono of
the cars , as ono woman is unaccounted for.
Tlio water in the river la too high to permit a
thorough beiudi.
Election KoliocN from Nebraska
High license triumphed in Wllbor by a vote
ot four to one.
Stroinsbiirc declared tor llconsu by n ma
jorlty of ulu-ht.
Thu hlu'li license men carried the day h
lolxiiumh , though the temperance people
o'euted their candidate fur mayor and one at
Them was but ono ticket In the licit
in Fulls City , amt ( hut in favor of lik'h li
cense. > V. T. Darilngton was elected mayor
Thu teinpcrtuicu people of Kunesaw electee
four of the live members of thu license ticket.
Tlio Kuloon.s must KO ,
Wayne voted down the waterworks propo
sitlon Wl to 25. . A. H. Slater , \V. \ A. Lowe
Jlunry Ley , T. J , tituclunud F. L. Nucly wore
elected trustees.
& The no-llconsn ticket was successful In Sut
ton , atter a lifti-un year Kinujulo with the
8ioon : | element. The result was lamely duo
to the work of women , who turned out li
larcu numbers and sunoimdcd thu pulls Iron
dawn until sunset.
The people's ticket was elected In AVeeplm ,
Wntrr. The village board elected nro L
Holland , ,1. .M. Huberts , J. P. Divkson , P. S
Jiarne.-i and I ) , U. Fleming ,
Syracuse declared against licensing saloon
bj'B majority of U'J ,
Thu saloon men of Arlington elected the !
tleki't by a majority of 1H. Thu eloet aru L
C. Weber , John llaimnuny . It. Downs
W.I ) . HadtTi-uml . \Vhltnoy. .
Thu old board of Unices were re-elected h
Cedar UapidsThu lhiiur | question did no
enter the contest , untl bnluuns can obtali
license If the cash Is put up.
' Aurora tried prohibition for a year , am
Pronounced it a failure by electing a llcen&
board last Tuesday.
Thu result ot the election In Albion will bo
thu i eduction of saloon license fioiu $1,00 } to
JS7M u year.
The temperance pcopla clocted three of th
fivu mumbers of the llcensu board , unit prohl
Lltioii will bu put In loico this year. Tlu
proposition to issue S7X ( > 0 in bundstor wate
/works was voted down ,
License triumphed In Falrlnny bynsiiml
.majority. Thu nuw oillclals mo S. M. Htil
'Icy , mayor ; J , U , McDowell uud J. C. Kcstei
on , aldermen Second want : ( JcorRO Il.'Tnr-
icr nnd Hubert Christian , nhterincn Flrftt
vnrd ; John Hasty , clerk ; D. B. Cropsey , ,
Telegraph Notes.
The bakers of Detroit have secured a re-
liiction In the hours t > f labor.
Senator Mnmlerson has been appointed
visitor to tl o West Point ncndcm v.
The bill annulling tno charter of the liroad-
way Surface'railroad of Nuw York City ,
wssed the state sonnto by an almost unani
mous vote.
At the an mini mectlnz of the Southern
I'rcss association at Augusta , OR. , n resolu
tion In fnvor of Ihou.ieof typc-wiitors by op
erators tnklng the press reports was adopted.
Elqht cases of small pox have been discov
ered at Fnnguovlllo , a suburb of Montreal ,
and no prccaiitlons have been taken to pre
vent Its spread. Tlio ccittnil board ot health
threatens to quarantine the town.
At Palmyra , N. Y. , there has been the
worst Hood known for years. Foilr tracks ot
thu Central road were submersed , and a
larco section of the roadway was washed
out. The water Is now subsiding.
Description of R Ilnilrond That Ilns
Mndo Money Tor Over Two Years.
An olcctric railroad haft boon in success
ful daily operation in tlio north of Ire
land since November C , 1883. It stnrtoit
from Iho. railroad terminus of the North
ern Counties Railway , nt Portrusli , in the
county of Antrim , and runs along the
magnificent coast road to Itrushmills , a
distance of six miles , ending within a
short distance of the Giant's Causeway.
The total longlh of the way , including
the branch way. lo the harbor of Portrusli ,
and the several sidings , la upward of
seven miles. The road is ono continuous
series of long inclines. Grades of
one in forty-livo and ono in
forty are frequent for upward of a
niiioin length , while steeper grades of ono
m thirty exist for shorter distances , the
worst grade being ono in twenty-live.
The summit level occurs about midway ,
at an elevation of about 100 feet above
either terminus , the total rlso from tlio
depot at Portrusli to the summit being
SOU foot. Some sharp curves exist along
the lhu > , the worst ono having a radius of
about forty fuct. There was some doubt
in the mind of Sir William Siemens , Iho
constructor of Iho line , whether with the
arrangements adopted those inclines
could bu worked satisfactorily ; but expe
rience has proved that they can bo ,
and the car , when fully loaded , is drawn
up the grades without dillleulty. There
are seven "passing places"along tlie.lino ,
whore the "points" arc so so that the
cars traveling in opposite directions
always take their own sides respectively.
At lirst the power was produced by a
steam engine at Portrusli , giving motion
to a shunt-wound dynamo of 20-horso
power , but arrangements were subse
quently made to utilize a waterfall of am
ple power on the River Bush , situated
1,000 yards from the nearest point of the
tramway arid six and a half miles from
Portrusli. A fall of 120 feet head of water
is used to drive two turbines , each capa
ble of working up lo 0'3-horso power.
A speed of ton miles an hour is readily
obtained. Mr. Trail ! , the engineer of
this road , told the Inventors' Institute
last year that , after repeated failures ,
they had at hist hit on a thoroughly trust
worthy plan for getting electricity from
the conductor. This was by means of a
steel spring in tlio form of a carriage
spring. Two concave steel springs were
fastened at the top and rubbed along the
bottom. His cars had then successfully
traveled over JIO.OOO miles with 100,000
passengers. The cost of electricity gen
erated by water power a mile distant was
one-quarter that of steam used on the
same railroad.
It is said that the construction of this
road cost iJ'iM.OOO ; that it is paying a 13
per cent dividend , and that the working
expenses are live cents per train a milu.
An extension of six miles is contemplated.
A New lira Predicted for tlio Ameri
can Stage.
Syracuse Standard : Paday Ryan is an
actor us well as a pugilist. When wu say
actor , wo do not say that ho poses , like
John L. Suljivan , as Ajax defying the
lightning , or'in any way incurs tlio critt-
ci m that he is traveling on nis shape ,
but that ho is connected with legitimate
acting , and takes essentially dramatic
roles. Ho has not been cast for Ajax ,
nor , in fact , is ho connected with the
movement that looks to the revival of
the ( Jrceian stage. That he leaves to Mr.
( Seorge Kiddle and Mr. Sullivan. It is ,
rather , in the light and festive dopart-
munt of Irish drama that his talunts find
their appropriate theater.
In the city of Troy , which has the honor
of haying produced and nourished his
athlotio frame , ' "Paddy" performed a
leading part in "Turry. the Fox. " The
The part would seem to have been creat
ed with an oyu to thu peculiarities of Mr.
Ryan's genius ; for , in tjio second nnd
fourth acts , ho engages with l > 0on"
Chandler in a manly encounter with lists ,
to thu enthusiastic ! delight of the behold
ers. May it not be said that Mr. Ryan's
impersonation was of itself a creation ,
anil the character was never acted before
it warmed the cockles of thu Trojan
heart the other night ? It was robust anil
gunorous roprosuntation a revival of
heroic drama that might challenge the
pen of a William Winter.
Lot no ono ask either Mr. Ryan or Mr.
Sullivan to oloak his power , or deny to
histrionic art , in tiiis period of its deca-
dunce , tlio benefit of their great and orig-
til gifts. The ediitumiiorary stage is big
enough for thu gentleman who 1ms
knocked out all thu world and also thu
best man hu over knookc.d out ; and it is
the glory of that fctago that ovury star
shines with its native rathur than a bor
rowed luster. If Ryan cannot present
Ihu subtlu part of Hamlet as well as
Itooth , neithur can Booth mimic thu glo
ries of the sawdust ring as impressivuly
as Ryan. It is a great thin/r to personate
the melancholy > L > anuj but IH it not equal
ly great to show admiring thousands now
exemplars of the noble- art of defense
knock an antagonist silly t
Perhaps wo are on tlio vorgu of a new era
in the American stago. Thoruhavu beun
a burnt-cork era , u "Illack Crook" era , a
"Fritz" Kmmot era , an Anna liokom ) > on
era , and thu era of thu dime museum. At
last uomus the urn of the athlotio drama.
Hero , no doubt , the acme of realistic per
Honation will bu reached. No counter
foiling of blows , no Hiibstiluto for blood
in the tragic portions will throw an illu
sion over the athletic Btagu ; and if , liku
thu older liooth , Ryan .should sometimes
'forgut , and lut himself out so far us to
cross the uncurtain line between the false
and thu genuine , thogain to art will fully
balance thu injury to 03-03 and noses.
The theatre must accupt the decree of
piihlio taste , and exchange the hiicknkiu
of Thalia and Mulpomino for thu sofi
gloves and lighting shoes of Ryan.
"Wanted tlio 1'liifj.
Boston Hudgot : At a meeting not long
since a minister was making a strong
argument agalnut the usu of tobacco ,
and was winning many converts by hi ;
zeal ami evident honesty , when a man
stood up holding a plug of the much-
berated plant high in the air. "Yon have
convinced mo. sir , " ho said , addressing
the preacher , ' 'that it is very wrong am
'sinful to use tobacco , and 1 herewith join
thu ranks of those who denounce it foi
the good of society. " Near this enthusi
astic speaker was a poorly dressed , little
man , who looked as if lie made his bud-
room in a dry goods box , and ho re
marked in a. pleading tone : "Woll , if
you are not going to use any moro to.-
bacco yon might give that plug to mo. "
Pianos tuned mut repaired.rork } \ guar
anteed , atloupe's , 1513 Douglas , }
That Is the Programme for Part of the
Councilman ,
Mnn > * Speeches Mntlo As To tlio Ad
visability or the Measure The
Mule Question Aired nail
Disposed 'Of.
The City Council Meeting.
At 8 o'clock last niclit the city council
was called to order by President Becliol ,
all the members , except Air. Lccdcr , being -
ing iti nttcnd.inco. Quito n largo num
ber of spectators were present , who were
desirous of seeing the work done by this
council , thinking it the last time seine
of the members would have n , chance to
air their views in the council , with nny
power. The two mules got a coed
deal of the council members' time , nnd
plenty of "gas" was thrown away on
them , many of the members going almost
Into humorous spasms over the matter.
The street grading matter also took plenty
of timo. Seine old sores were opened
up as to past and present attempts on
the part Jof persons in high plaooa to
bribe property owners. la making
speeches on the subject , several momnors
booamo quite poetic , Mr. Furay making
the statement that the intentions of the
council in nil street matters had boon "ns
pure as the snow that falls from the
heavens. " That gentleman , however ,
tuado an excellent speech in favor of the
change m the Leavcnwqrth street grade ,
nnd finally seconded Mr. Leo's motion to
leave the whole matter t the city en
gineer. Mr. llosowutcr made a very pertinent -
tinont spoooh in regard to the grades
in question. City Attorney Conncll
defended himself at some length ,
all this making the meeting of consid
erable interest to those present , al
though not much of very great moment
was dono. The meeting commenced , as
usual , by the consideration of several
The mayor sent in his approval of a
largo number of ordinances. Approved.
The appointment of Martin Bock as
special policeman was confirmed.
Auditor Lone sent In a communication
saying that ho had found the accounts of
the board of education correct. Ordered
placed on lllc.
City physician's report was read and
ordered placed on file.
Estimate of cost of contract of Aaron
Hod as approved by board of public
works. Approved.
The contract bond of Murphy. Hand ifc
Co. for work to bo performed was re
ferred to paving , curbing and guttering
The approval of the estimate of the
amount duo Ed. Calhthan for contract
work done , sent in by the board of pub
lic works , was approved.
A petition from several properly own
ers asking that a portion ot Tenth street
bo paveu with Sioux Falls granite was
Louis Schroeder wanted several cross
walks constructed. So'uo talk was occa
sioned by this. Mr. Schroeder said ho
was entitled to four crosswalks , and had
only two , therefore ho would like the
oilier two. Referred.
The ( inance and claims committee sent
in their disapproval of refunding the tax
of the Winchester & German insurance ,
company. Adopted. . , „ , . .
The committee on finance and claims
sent in a laughable report in regard to a
couple of mules that had been picked up
by the police some time since and taken
to a citizen's stable. That citizen now
wants the pay for keeping the mules , and
also desires to have someone else try
his hand at the work. The committee ,
in their report , say that they are ignorant
and do not do.siru enlightenment. 011 the
subject ot mules. The committee on
finance and claims has no claims on
those poor mules. As they have been
under the tender care of the police so
long , the committee suggested that they
put them on the patrol wagon and earn
an honest dollar.the same as other people
ple do.
"Humph ; that report is , I suppose , a
joke"said , Mr. Leo. "The mules would
bo a disgrace to the city , and 1 move the
report be reconsidered. "
"In order to do justice to all in this
matter , " said Mr. Furay , "I move that
the mules bo referred to the police jiulgo ,
with the recommendation that ho send
them to the county jail for vagrancy. "
Mr. Helim gave a short history of the
case. lie said that some time ago a here
trader had made a trade of those two
mules to a gentleman fora horse , but that
tor some reason or other they all dis
claimed ownership to either mules or
horses and turned them out , and the
police had found the mules one bitter
cold night and taken care of them. " 1 ,
think the police did a praiseworthy act.
There's no use in talking , I would take a
dog in such a night as taut was. Now ,
the idea is simply preposterous that a
mule the greatest emblem of freedom
the United States government ever Iwil
should go without protection. They
ought to be advertised and .sold , the same
as any other estray property. " Tim matter
tor was linally referred to tlio city attor
ney , with power to aot. Several of the
members got red in the face quoting Jaw ,
humanity and morality on this mule ques
tion. At the last throe meetings these
mules have hold the attention of the coun
cil for from Jivu minutes to an hour , and
now thov are settled , but the city attor
ney is apt to tear all his long hair out
with remorse before ho gets through with
them. They are "vagi. " of the worst
A resolution was read contemplating
the appointment of appraisers on the
damage to property along Leavouworth
street by the proposed change of grade ,
"Somo time ago , " said Mr Leo , "the
council passed a grading resolution of
this sort that wassimulv a job , gotten up
by the city attorney and others. For that
reason , I am not in favor of this. The
city attorney has , for seine time past ,
with others of his ilk , been circulating
the report that 1 am against all improve
ments in my watd. lie know that this
was false , nevertheless ho kept on. Mr.
Council know very well that thu grade 1
speak of was condemned by the city en
gineer. Now that some of his staunch
supporters are about to step out of this
council , he wants this pau-hauuled
through , and I object , and wish this pro
posed grading changed , so as to cut Mr ,
Conuell's property the same as other
owners. "
Mr. Helim seemed to think ho was per
sonally attacked , and commenced by
saving that four years ago ho had been
elected to this council by the laboring-
men. "I have , by my own endeavors ,
had $100,000 worth of grading dono. Leu
has been here one year , and we havn not
scon any of his footprints , and I think lie
will go out in the same \vay ho came in.
1 voted for the ordinance ho speaks of ,
but 1 did not know at the time there were
any frauds , Now , I , right } ierj $ in this
meeting , am willing to Dot $1,000 with
Mr. Leo , putting up my good money
for it , tliat JT can get two-thirds
of the people in ms ward to
sign u petition asking Leu to resign and
me. to take his place. 1 have. .iigUui
enemy thoro. 1 moan business , and
don't think that this is mere talk. The
people want inc. , and I know it. I fuvoi
tliy 1-iill , and always have , but because ]
live onLcavcnvvdrth street I didn't want
to advocate it.s.tlio ! people might think
tliftt I was trying ; to'nso my position in
this council to inlluoiico the passage of n
bill that would benefit mo. When Leo
mndo the assertion that J had perpetrated
n fraud ho was Wa y on" his baso. The
greatest fraud over "perpetrated on Iho
people was wliqn up was elected .as a
member of this qouttcil , "
Mr. Ford scented to have como to the
conclusion that it'was ' his turn. "Mr.
President , " said'ho ' , "there's going to bo
another fraud railroa'dud through hero to
night if wo are not careful. The city en
gineer brought' In , the best plans for n
grade on Loavonworth street ever offered
last year. The city attorney brought In
anotnor to satisfv' ' hisown nvariciousnoss.
I'm opposed to tnisjsrttdubocauso I think
it is another job. " ifow , I know for a fact
( hero ho commoncdd to swear , look red
in the face , gcstulato nnd act nnd talk
real angrily ) that the city attorney tried
to bribe a grocoryman by the name of
Engan , who lives on the line of the pro
posed grade , to put his name on the peti
tion to have it , saying ho ( Conncll ) would
pav nil the damages , ralohis house , etc. ,
if ho ( Kagan ) would only sign the peti
tion. I'm not cranky on this subject , but
Ido want a square deal. I don't want
these people to bulldoze this thing
through hero , to the detriment of the
poor people living in the ward. I would
like to hoar from the city engineer on the
subject. Ho is the man who knows what
is right"
Mr. llosowator said lie might have been
misunderstood as to this grade. "There
have been some five or six grading propo
sitions sent into the council in the last
few years , " said Mr. Hosowator , "and I
have given opinions on each. Some had
their good and bad points. The as
It stands is this : College street from
Loavemvorth street south falls very
abruptly , and between that street and St.
Mary's avenue there is a deep declivity , a
steep grade loading np to the latter. On
this account to lower the grade on
Lcavonworth street would- work to the
great detriment of St. Mary's ' avenue ,
and vice versa. This last proposed grade
I bqliuvo to bo a good one. In making
an increased cut in the grade the cut
would bo partly lillqd , and taking every
thing into consideration , without consid
ering the cross streets , is the best ono
possible. As to the effect of some of the
cross streets , this will not change College
street at all. South avenue is not of
course as good as with a deeper cut be
cause it falls both to the south and north.
This is no change from the grade as
adopted by the council and approved by
the mayor.1
Mr. Thranc said ho considered the city
engineer as the one to attend to this mat
ter , as ho hail no proferei o ami know
more about grading than any of the
councilmon. Property owners would , ho
thought , try to get this thing through for
their own bencht.
"Because St. Mary's avenue is an
abortion , " shouted Mr. Behm , "Leaven-
worth street should not bo made ono.
I know I'm on my last leas , but they are
the best pair of legs in this country. I
am in for the interests of the people ,
every time. When anyone undertakes to
sling mud at me. they can't do it in the
eyes of the people. I pay dollar for dollar
lar , even if I go lo hell for it. That's
mo , " ' ' '
Several more spcccties were made , and
the report was liifally'ladontcd.
Some minor work \Vas done , and at 12
the council adjimrn'ed , to meet again
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock.
Another Powerful Ilovivnl Mooting nt
tiic First Methodist Church.
The usual throngs tilled the First M. E.
church last nightlong/before / the mooting
was opened. A fteqn-m'mute song ser
vice was joined jp. by the congregation
( not excepting Sam Goon and his Chinese
brethren , who satfa-ga-pc during the sing
ing , making an occasional effort to con
tribute thereto. )
The usual preliminary exercises then
followed. Rev. Mr. Frost.led in a power
ful prayer.
"This meeting , " said Mr. McKay , by
way of explanation , "is a sort of prepara
tory service before going ID the exposition
building. I want all of you to practice
sjnging , and tvhen we got to the expo
sition building 1 want you who can sing
to occupy scats on the platform. As lor
music , wo shall hayo two pianos , two
organs and a cornet , so that we ought to
have iir-st-eluss singing. "
Another song and reading of the script
ure followed. Thou Iev. ? Mr. McKaijr
arose and advanced to the edge of the
platform. "Brethren , " said lie , "I want
to make an explanation. Doubtless ,
nearly all of j'ou have como hero to hear
Brother Hitler talk , But I behove the
Lord is calling upon mo to talk , and so 1
shall sneak a wh'ile to-night. "
Continuing , Mr. MoKaigsaid : "
"The Lord has a gospel lo meet all the
necessities of Oiuulm. Ho has a fullness
of grace and Divine power to give to His
people in this city to bring back thu days
\Vesluy , Finney , and the great men of
Ooii in the olden days. If we can only
adjust oursolyoji anil get in harmony with
God. lie will manliest His power right
here in Omaha , for lie is always ready to
meet the emergency. When Ho made
man He didn't have ( o add another mus
cle or anything else. Everything was
"When God gave us the gospel , He gave
gave us something which does not need
any appendix. I believe God will give
His people great power so that they can
spread it all over Omaha. I believe in
order to go to the exposition building , wo
wed first , the baptism of the Holy Ghost ,
What wo want is fear and trembling in
the sight of God. 1 would just as soon
go into a dissecting room , where tlu-ro
are lial a dozen dead bodies , ready to bo
cut in pieces , as to go into a prayer meet
ing where liny huvu not thu baptism
of the Holy Ghost. They are all dead
and ( lying and apparently ought to bo
'iSoinf'timcs wo think if wo only had anew
now leader , or a now preacher , or a new
choir , wo might do somot'.iing. ' What we
want is faith Hint clings , Faith in
God , He is our strength. 1 want you to
understand that while I"um hero as your
pastor , I don't waijt ny of you to lean
upon me , but loan upon my Christ. Ho
is the leader. If .ypiiv-tnist in Ilin : and
lean uion ) Him wo , wjll have a mighty
revival of roligi6ii'in Omaha. It is
coming , it has already landed. There
hasn't boon such , meetings as those m
Omaha in half ; vjdq'cn years. Let us
pray for the Holy Spirit to como
uion ) us , not upon jtompono else , but upon
us , Many Christian .people think that
Omaha is a very hard place , anu it is
very doubtful if the Lord can do anything
in this city. Ju'st think of the I''O dis
ciples who were in tli'iU upper room in
Jerusalem , just after thu crucillxion.
That was the s'tiirtiug of the chureh ,
They were thortffutni prayer meeting.
They know that their only hope was in
thu baptism of liii ; ) fvfJin on high. ] f we
could only cut ourselves loose and give
oursulves up to thu Lord there would bo
more than If,000 persons savud in Omaha
in the next few weeks. If vou will just
.put yourself on the altar and say I am
God's man. 1 am God's woman from this
time on , God will usu you to work up a
mighty rovivid.
"God wants men to servo him in thcso
times. He has got altogether lee many
ornaments in this city , Ho wants work
ers. He wants men and women who will
give themselves whojly to Him and work
liir Him at all times. This is judgment
day work and it is serious business. Do
you mean to bo God's man or woman
trpm this night in April until God shall
say it. is Qnough , come up highert As
many of you as will d.osoriso. " There was
a. general uprising of the congregation.
' 'Now ' , " said the pastor , "don't a man of
yon e't ' down , but gather up around the
altar nnd "let us liuecl and have a season
of prayer. Wo will not slug , but
wo will kneel nnd give ourselves toGod. "
The ullar was crowded with penitent
sinners soaking the Lord nt the conclu
sion of Hov. McKuig's talk. Prayers by
Rev. Mr. Harris , the pastor , were fol
lowed by singing and the benediction ,
and the services were oyor. A number
of conversions were reported. The feel
ing manifested was perhaps docpci'than
on any previous evening.
Who Como to Inspect Oumlm's Pub
lic Works.
Last evening n delegation of about
twenty-five leading citizens of St. Joseph -
soph , Missouri , arrived in Omaha in
Mr. McCool's private car Nemahn , on a
tour of inspection. They will remain In
the city until this evening , and during
the day they will visit the public build
ings and principal institutions and they
will inspect the public works , particu
larly the pavements , which have the
reputation of being the best in the Mis
souri valley. Among the party are May
or 11. U. W. Hnrtwig , Gon. James Craig ,
controller ; Col. Dudley M. Steele , II. 13.
Kotchum , Hon. Winslow Judson , presi
dent board of trade ; Col. A. C.Dawos ,
lll.lJVJt Ml/1111 LJt KJlbtlll lJl , - * * LAIIIAUt > III ,
J. M , Frazcr , 1) . McCool , superin
tendent and general manager of tnu St.
Joe & Grand Island railroad ; J. H. Graig ,
Anton Klos , S. A. Walker , cashier Sinis
ter Hax bank ; II. M. Garlichs , wholesale
druggist ; M. J. McCabc , city engineer ;
James Limblrd , city councillor , and fol
lowing members of tlio common council ;
J. C. Graig , J. H. Lewis , E. Padborg , O.
M. Spalsburg , J. B. Ryan , Wr. K. Jamie-
son , J. M. Austin , JV. . Spencer , editor
Evening News , and W. W. Jormain , city
editor of the Herald.
An informal reception was given in the
Paxton hotel parlors to the visitors by
quite a number of our prominent citizens ,
among whom wore Muvor Boyd , Hon
Kxra Millard , P. E. Her , Samuel Burns ,
John B. Grant , Bon Smith , 1'rank Smith ,
Mr. Mctcalf , ftlr. Brady , Mr. McCord , C.
E. Squires and others. Cordial greetings
were exchanged , and those of Iho old-
timers of Omaha who were pres
ent found among the visitors several
old friends of the early days.
General Craig , who was the first
commander of Iho mililary district
of Nebraska during the war , mot several
old friends among the Omahns , all of
whom were glad to soq him. He was one
of the oldest pioners in the west , having
explored this part of the country in 1817 ,
and his reminiscences would make an
interesting volume.
Gns From liuwycr's TJUIIRS.
The arguments in the motion to en
join the city from passing the gas ordi
nance were continued bcforo Judge
Wakotoy yesterday. The lawyers finished
their speeches yesterday , and the court
will take the matter under advisement.
The injunction is being argued strictly
upon legal grounds , and nearly the whole
law library has boon brought into court
for reference.
Hit With a Gna Pipe.
Yesterday a row occurred between
Barton Hilcs ana Wm. Benorkos over
some trivial matter. From words they
came to blows , and linally Benorkos
struck Hiles with a gas pipe , intiicting
quite a serious wound. The ollender was
placed in jail awaiting trial.
Thoannual , , report of City Engineer
Rosewater has been sent in to the mayor.
The gallant lire boys ot No. 1 engine
house were presented yesterday after
noon with a splendid assortment of llow-
ers , for which they duly return thanks.
The last batch of sentenced criminals
will be sent to the penitentiary Monday.
There are six of them , and young Van
Ness will be sent to the reform fechool the
same day.
As the plans and spooilications for the
Sixteenth' street viaduct have been fin
ished , advertisements for bids will bo
seen in a fuw days , the bids to bo re
ceived until the 24th of this month.
The funeral of Mrs. Dort , the victim of
the myslurious poisoning case mentioned
in yesterday's BEE , took placu at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon irom the Kirst Bap
tist church. Hov. Mr. Harris conducted
tin ; services.
Tom Murray's building on Iho corner
of Fourteenth' and Hamey streets bids
fair lo bo completed before the close of
this century. One man and a small boy
were at work ujjon tlio building. The
man was engaged in laying brick and the
boy was carrying drinking water for the
A reporter of the Bun , while at Don-
aghue's lloral establishment , observed an
elegant lloral decoration , and upon in
quiry learned , it was inteudeJ for thu
casket of Captain Emmet Crawford ,
whoso funeral takes plncu at Kearney
next Sunday. This lloral tribute is paid
for by Adolph Solomon , a merchant of
Bowie , Arizona , who was n great admirer
of Captain Crawford.
Coroner Drexel received anojlier letter
yesterday .in regard to the suicide John
son , from tin. \ { in. Johnson of Scandia ,
Kansas. This disproves the. theory that
the two men were brothers , as they were
only of the same name. The man who
suicided has n wife somewhere in Minne
sota. The body was interred in thu pot-
lur's Hold yesterday uftornoon , hut should
friends or relatives claim it , it can easily
bu exhumed.
I'opsonal I'ltrn
T. B. Purccll. North Bend , is at the
B , B Young , Salt J ako City , i.j a Paxton -
ton guest.
Hon. N , S. Snnfonl and wife , of Avoca ,
la. , are stopping at tliu Paxton house.
S. C. Robinson , Denver ; S. E. Wilkin
son. 1'eoria , III. ; R. Pargoter.R , W. Wat
ers , Toronto , Canada , are at thoCuulleld.
Rabbi Benson returned Wednesday from
Dus Monies and Marshalltown , Iowa ,
where at the latter placn ho is ufl'ecting a
religious organization among his people
A. B. Smith , Charles P , Nuudham , .lull' ,
W. Bedford and C. A , Fried went to
Plattsmouth Wednesday to attend the
banquet ofAnn Ledge No. r > . K. of S.
They returned this morning well pleased
with their trip.
Ho Know I2noiil > U Tnko n Hint.
"Oh , yes , " said the rod-haired passen
ger with an annual pass. "I huvo ilono
well in the west. If I do say it , I've
mailn some money , and got to bo coiibid-
orablo of a man in our county. Had
hard times when 1 ilrst went out there ,
though. I worked on a farm down In
Salt Crook valley , near Lincoln. Got $ M
a month and my board U'ho man 1
worked for was a holy terror , and 1 had
a thunder of a time gutting along with
him. H seemed as if I couldn't do any
thing to suit him. Why. ho called mo in
ono day after I'd done something ho
didn't llko , paid mo in full , disehurgcft
mo and told mu to git. 'Yon ' nan 't work
no moro for mo,1 fciiys ho : M don't want
no man around mo who hasn't got sense
enough to fuud hogs. ' So 1 left , "
"What did , you do then * "
"Why , I wont out to a country town
about a hundred miles away and startud
K newspaper. "
GROSS ASSETS , DECEMBER 31st , 1885 160,820.30
A ccrtllicnlo of membership lu this Association furnishes bcncfils nt the lowcs
Men nnd women , between the ages of 17 nnd 03 years , who nro in good health ,
may become members.
t There is no changing from ono class to another , and assessments do not increase
With advancing ngo.
. The Company has a guarantee fund of $100,030 paid up In cash , which is an ad
ditional security to that furnished by any company in the United States.
It has ft Reserve fund which for and
provides a non-forfeiting policy n paid-up
The Company is located in the West : its business is conJIncilto the healthy West ,
nnd applications from persons residing in malarial districts ace not accepted , which
will insure few assessments , and a consequent exemption from any onerous liability.
A local Advisory Hoard , composed of not loss than live loading oitlguns of each
vicinity , may bo formed , who may act as advisory counsel in Iho settlement of claims
by the < loath of members nnd as to the admission of applicants to membership.
A member who lapses his.certificate may ro-instato the same at any time upon
satisfactory evidence of good health , by the payment of all delinquent duos nud
Aoinsnrnnoo company in this or any ether country has ever failed by reason of
of the deatli-rnto exporlonoo. The failure in each instance luxs bpeii caused by pecu
lation or speculation. The safe-guards introduced render both Impossible In this
Our business Is confined to the endowment for old age , and the payment of the
widows and orphans after doatli.
t , T1 ! ° Policy > s moro liberal , aud the plan more secure , than any company in the
United Slates.
Co-operative Insurance Companies existed In England 300years before the stock
plan was thought of , and the snnio companies exist to-day , some of them having
nearly ono million members. When managed judiciously , they cannot broak. wo
guarantee every promise wo maked with $100oOOthis boi'ng In addition to the $100-
000 provided for as a Reserve Fund which is a more liberal provision and oflbr than
any other company makes.
The Strength of This Association Consists of Its
The cost of life prelection in this company is loss than any company In the
United slates. ' 1 ho company is good and payments prompt.
This Association is now entering ils third year , and has a largo membership ,
which is constantly increasing.
At death or maturity of endowment the member receives his interest in the
Reserve Fund in addition to the amount duo on the policy.
All policies become non-forfeiting after the third year to the extent of the mem
ber's interest in thu Reserve Fund.
AGENTS WANTED in every town and city whore not supplied In all of the
states west of the Mississippi rivur and north of iCausas. Good reliable canvassers
can obtain most favorable rates by writing to the company.
The Western Mutual has consolidated the mombnrshiu of the "Nebraska Mutual , "
"Farmers' ' and Mechanics' " and "Lincoln Mutual , " and with Its own members in
sures perfect protection.
"Wo regard Iho Western Mutual as ono of the very best life insurance associa
tions in tnis country , and expect to sue , nt no very distant day , it covering the entire
lioid of the hcalty West with its active , gentlemanly agents. ' ' Daily Egress , March
, IStiif , .
LINCOLN , Fobnmrv 1 , 1880. )
It is hereby certifieil that the Western Mutual Benevolent Association Insurance
Company , ot Beatrice , in the State of Nebraska , has compiled with the Insurance law
of this state , and is authorized to transact the business of life insurance ) m this stale
for the current year.
i i Witness my hand and the seal of said of said office , the day and
i SIAL. : [ yar lirst above wiitten.
1 , ' II. A. BABCOCK , Auditor Public Accounts.
Omaha , National Bank , the company's financial agent , at Omaha , Nebraska.
Refer by permission to Hon. J. H. Millard , Omaha , Nob.
All communications should bo addressed to
Secretary and General Manager , BEATRICE , NEBRASKA.
OTIS HAYNEti , Agent at Omaha.
"VV'orlcinj * fop the Fallen.
The regular meeting of the Reform club
occurred last evening at the W. C. T U. ,
Buckingham hall. The club was called
to order by President Sprague , and after
singing , Vice President Bannister led in
a fervent prayer for guidance and help in
the work of saving the young men and
old from the curse of drink. On motion
the rcsignalion of Secretary Wood was
accepted , and Mr. . Taylor was elected
by an unanimous vote. After other
minor business , Mr. Jos. Critehliehl.
who was present was invited
to address the club , which
ho did in his usual happy manner , urging
the members to work together as ono
man in furtherance of thu objects of the
organization. The meeting closed with
nil feeling more determine ! ! to work and
increase the mumbers of Ihu club. A
good programme has been arranged for
Saturday night and everybody is invited
to coniu and be entertained. The meet
ing will close early. _
ftecoptinn to ( Jonoral Howard.
The rooms of thu Grand Army of the
Republic on Uouglas .struct were
thronged last evening with veterans as
sembled to do honor to General Howard.
The occasion was Iho reception tendered
him by his old comrades here , and a very
pleasant nlVair it was. The reception
was conducted under thu auspices of
Cuslur Post , though quitu a number of
representatives trom Omaha Post No.
US and the Fort Omah.i post were pres
ent. The evening \yas spent in plcananl
conversation , and in reminiscences of
old war days. The time Hew fast , and
when thu lime came for parting , all
shook hands with the hero ot the even
ing , feeling Unit the occasion would over
bu one of tnu uhurihhud memories of a
life timo. As General Howard leaves
no.xt Tuesday for San Francisco , Uiis is
probably thu last chance bin Grand "Army
comrades hero will have lo greet him ,
A Fumiilo Shoplifter.
Mrs. Anna Clark is a little woman who
was caughtMualing Wednesday in Falcon
er's Btoro. She was jailed , but has since
been released pending bur trial which
comes oil' to-day. Shu is the mother
of eight children , and begs piteously for
her discharge on "account ot her family. "
Trylnir totict Out.
F. L. Powell , the man who killed ono
Leslie , in Florence some time since , is
making strenuous oflorts to get bail and
bo released from jail. As will bo remem
bered the jury disagreed and ho was ro-
munded for a nuw trial at the last term
of court.
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