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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , FRIDAY" APRIL 16 , 1888.
THE GOOD WORK GOES ON ,
Revival Meetings at the Exposition
A VERY YOUNG RUNAWAY.
Ncls Turkclson , a 13-ycnr-old Boy ,
XicnvcB Home The SlrlkltiK Gra
ders Hctiirn to Work Amuse
ments Gltr Brevities.
Ijlncoln Pcoplo Kxliort.
An audience much larger than on the
previous evening assembled In the ex
position building last night. There must
have been 2,000 people in the vast struc
ture. The services were opened by
Ringing , a number of familiar hymns bo-
lug disposed of before the regular services
commenced. The singing locked in
spirit , and Rev. Hitler grow excited.
"Now , dear brothers and sisters , " ho
said , " 1 want you to sing. I can do my
part , but I want you to do yours.
Brother Stevens , you attend to that sldo
of the audience , and I'll attend to this , "
and suiting the action to thn word , ho
jumped upon one of the chairs in the
front row and assumed the duties of
leadership in a most vigorous manner.
"Brother Stevens , " the red faced , llaxon
haired , very demure young man who
handles the baton , after some hesitation
hurried , olT the platform and took his stand
on a chair in front of his sldo. A per
ceptible titter for one reason or another
passed through that part of the house.
But the young man hooded it not , and
bravely swung his baton. The singing
wus noticably improved , and as brother
Bitlor saw this Ho felt encouraged.
Ilov. Mr. Alexander , of Plattsmoiith ,
led in prayer , fervently pleading for the
presence of the Holy spirit.
"I will be glad. " said Rev. Mr.
McKnig at this point , "if the visitors who
are in the audience will como to the
front and taka seats on the platform. "
Ono rovrcnd gentleman responded to
Ono of the most stirring songs in the
collection , "Cleansing Balm1 ' claimed
the attention of the audience. It had a
chorus opening as follows :
"Thoie Is piccioiis balm In Ullead ,
There Is healing balm in Cilcad ,
For the soul that iiecdeth cleansing.
SliiR pralso , sine pralso to Jesus ,
Oh sing praise , sing praise to Jesus ,
Sing malse , slnir praise to Jesus , oh ! glory to
nis name. "
According to Iho announcements then
inado by Rev. Mr. Kaig , a prayer meet
ing is to bo held this afternoon and evening -
ing , and a meeting for young people es
pecially , in the evening. Rev. Bitler
will also on Sunday afternoon giv a
private talk to young men only. Admis
sion can bo secured by tickets only , which
may bo procured at different places
throughout the city.
After another song Mr. Joplin read the
diflVrent requests for prayer. One sister
wanted prayers for her brother , abrothor
for a sister , a child for a brother , etc. ,
etc.The preliminaries thus over , Mr. Me-
Kaig called on some of the Lincoln people
ple present to give in their experiences.
Mrs. Roberts , a motherly appearing
old lady , told of her religious hope. She
was an earnest , forcible speaker , talking
rapidly to the point. "Now brothers and
sisters , " she said , "use common sense in
corning to Christ. Look at it in a plain
practical way and dccido what you will
uo. You young men hero treat this
thing as you would any business
matter. .Don't say'I don't fcol like it.1
What ono of you in getting up in the morn
ing would say , 'I don't feel like going
to business , I don't believe I will go down
town to-day ? ' No , not one of you would
act that way. So just make up your
mind to como to Christ , and como. "
Dr. Davis told his personal religious ex
perience. "When you como up before
the judgment bar of God , " ho saidt "it
will bo a great Ihing to bo on the right
sido. It ; s a manly thing ; to place your
self on the side of Christ , if you want
to join eternal happiness give your heart
to Christ. "
Mrs. Hyde , also of Lincoln , was next
invited to contribute to the fund of per
sonal experiences. She started to talk in
n tone or voice too low to bo hoard over
. "Louder little louder "
the building. , a ,
suggested the pastor. "Brother Me-
Kaig , " she replied , "this audience is a
very largo ono , and I am almost afraid to
talk. Still. I am not afraid to toll of
( Jesus and his love. For your revival
here our people at Lincoln arc praying 1
praying earnestly. So far as my own
experience is concerned , I can say God
as done everything for mo , and I cannot
begin to toll you how happy I um. "
Rev. Mr. Creighton , of Lincoln , then
" ' preached a short sermon , lie began by
-talking about the heart.
"The heart is the main wheel of man's
organization. You can reach a man's
heart when yon can't touch is reason.
You may not bo able to touch the skep
tic by reason , but the religion of his
.mother will roach his heart. Ono of the
" * greatest points in the Christian religion
is that It appeals to the heart.
"Don't try to dwell on the difllculties
of the Christian lifo. The pilot docs not
have to know where the snugs and rocks
in the river are ; all that he must know is
where the channel is , that t hero ho may
guide the steamer. Dear brother , if you
try to find Iho snags in the channel of re
ligious lifo you will strike , long be
fore you got out on the open sea.
eternal necessities of the soul. " Mr.
Croighton waxed eloquent.
"What your soul wants , " ho said , "is
eternal lifo. Have you over Keen a
crazed lion In his dcnY Ho is walking ,
walking , walking up and down , past thu
bars of ms cage , walking , walking , walk
ing , What does ho want ? Ho wants to
bo out in his vast native domain , where
his voice can roar and his claws can
tear , and he can act the lion , And so
your lifo is ono round of restless walking.
You pace up and down in your narrow
cage. You have your potty pleasures of
thu body. But your soul 13 all the
time longing for something for eternal
At the conclusion of Mr. Crolghton's
remarks a number arose for prayer. The
front rows of seats were cleared" for such
as might want to seek the mourners
bench. Workers wore started out through
tlio audience , but the sinners flocked to
the bench very slowly , A middle-aged
lady was the first to conic to the front.
Rev. Mclvaig knelt by her ami plead with
her , She turned away happy. Pretty
soon two young ladies , both weeping ,
oamo forward , They were taken charge
of and earnestly e\horted to turn to
Josos. They , too , seemed to find relief.
Several other conversions , both at the
bench and through the audience , were
reported. The number , however , was
Binaller than on previous evenings , and
the sinners appeared to be more dilll-
lent and less anxious to bo pleaded with
than on former occasions.
Wants to Itonin.
Ncls TurUclson , son of the well-known
patrol wagon driver , ran away from
homo yesterday. Ho did not go homo to
diurieryeitcrday , and when supper tlmo
Camq and the boy didn't appear , his parents -
rents became worried , and later on made
iii ] their minds that ho had left homo ,
ills thirteenth birthday will be the 52d
of this month , it seems that ono of his
playmates , a boy named Ranoy , loft
some time ago and 'wont to Harvard , in
"Clay county , and that since Ihen ho lias
been trying to get hla brother aud Nols to
go there. The two rtancy boys , it is said ,
are rather bad , and have Influenced young
Turkelson to look favorably on their
leaving homo scheme. His father last
night went ddwn to the denotlooking for
him. and learned that both his son and
the Rancy lad had boon scon getting on
a B. & M. freight train. He telegraphed
to Plattsmoutli and received an answer
from the conductor of the freight that ho
had not scon the boys. Mrs. Turkolson
is very greatly worried over her boy's
action , as also is her husband. Ho re
quests the authorities to hold the boys ,
no matter where they are found , and
telegraph to him and ho will go and
get them. Young Tiirkclson's descrip
tion is as follows : Mrdium sire ; brown
checkered suit of clothes ; black soft hnt ;
watch aud chain ; fair comnloxUm ; two
upper front teeth rather large , and pro
"A Hunch or Keys" nt the Iloyd FrI-
ilny Night "aillM. "
Ono of the best of Hoyt's merry pieces ,
"A Bunch of ' " will
Koi's , bo presented at
the Boyd this and to-morrow evening's
with a Saturday matinee Interspersed.
The play is now nearly at the end of its
fourth .season , and creates as much laugh
ter as when it was first produced upon
the boards. It certainly id not the highest
form of dramatic art , but people who go
to the theatre to bo amused prefer it to a
more dignified and sombre entertainment.
It's dialogue Is pure crisp and witty , and
its situations , never descending to the
vulgar , are productive of great mirth.
The company , under the management of
the popular Frank Sanger. is ono of the
best of its kind over placed upon the
stage , and has won so ninny successes
that a failure with them is almost an im
possibility. The seats went on sale yes
terday , and the rapidity with which
they were disposed of attested to Iho
popularity of the play.
The next attraction at the opera house
will bo the appearance of Annie Pixloy
next week in her well-known itnpcrsona-
tiou of "Mliss. "
Joseph Proctor and a good comnany
are holding the boards at this theater.
The programme last night consisted of
three plays , "Tho Jibbinainosay" lirst ,
"Neckof the Woods"second , concluding
with "My Neighbor's Wife. " They were
all given in nn admirable manner , show
ing that the company deserve nil the
praise bestowed upon thorn. The after
piece was especially good , being neither
to tragcdetic or farcical. It tended to
keep the audicnco cither in anxious ex
pectancy or delighted applause , and held
all in wrapt attention. Mr. Proctor is a
very clover actor , and takes the leading
part with grace and propriety. Miss
Annie E. Proctor "does" the leading lady
excellently , also , and taken ail in all this
is a company to draw coed houses.
To-night they will play "Damon and
Pythias. " Judging trom last night's
performance , this will bo well attended
and admirably acted. The following is
the cast of characters : Damon , Mr. Joseph -
soph Proctor ; Pythias , Mr. Frank Allen ,
Galantho , Miss Annie E. Proctor : Diony-
sius , Mr. L. S. Anderson ; Philibtius , Mr.
H. Carrels ; Damocles , Mr. A. J. Lcavitt ;
Procics , Mr. Edward A. Page ; Lueullus ,
Mr. G. H. Riekotts ; 1st Senator , Mr. W.
U. Rumnoy ; 2d Senator. Mr. Thompson ;
8d senator , Mr. II. Langley ; 4th Senator ,
Mr. W. Sullivan ; Senators' , soldiers , citi
zens , etc. ; Hcrmion , Mrs. Proctor ; Da
mon's child , Master Hanson.
Amour a la IDniigracloiic.
Last evening , just before the Union
Pacific train loft , a young couple hurried
into the waiting room with their arms
full of bundles and faces red , but , oh !
how expressive were their eyes. She
took a seat , and ho went to the ticket
window and bought two emigrant tickets
to San Francisco , Ho hurried back to
her side with the remark , "Did darling
get weary nt my absence ? " Yes , dear ,
of course she did. Despite the fact that
the waiting room was crowded with
people who were not intent on love , ho
leaned over and whispered in her ear.
"Como , pot , give your love ono kiss. "
and she assented. He got the kiss. It
was too much for him. With ono grand
swoop ho put his arms around her ,
clasped her to his manly bosom , and shut
his eyes with joy. Ecstasy , perfect bliss
seemed to bo hers , and with
" " she
an "oh-how-I-adoro-you" expression
loaned her head against his breast and
was oblivious of the smiles of' the largo
and highly appreciative audience. But
this coujd not last. Lovo's dream must
vanish , if they didn't want to lese the ,
train. The depot. , policeman shouted ,
"Union Pacific train ; all aboard for San
Francisco and the west. " They were
aroused by this. "Come now , my little
rose , " ho said and she camo. In the
hurry of catching the train they left a
small package on the seat , and forgot it.
The train started. All at once , with a
wild yell , the girl jumped from her seat ,
looked out and seeing that they were
leaving the depot , sank back with a oh-
Lord-how-I-suller look. The dear boy
was all attention. "What is the matter
dearest , " ho repeated several times ,
before she answered. Finally , however ,
she roused up , and looking him straight
in the eye , said in tones of deepest asrony :
"Frank , yon have gone away and forgot
ten the button"
"Whoop ! yor wo iz , j-ou bet. Wo'.s
brack and wo knows it ; don't ca'r ,
eider , " shouted the notorious "Kansas
City Liz" Wednesday , asthowas hauled
out of Iho patrol wagon and into the po
lice station. She had been getting on a
"way-clown , " tear , and was arrested for
being drunk and disorderly anil disturb
ing the poaco.
Yesterday , after examination In po
lice court , 1C. C. L. was lined $5 and
costs. Wells , who appeared to bo the
aggressor in the casu , was invited to con
tribute $10 to the municipal treasury.
Once moro did Sady MoHrido , the notorious
rious , got "pulled" Wednesday. It was as
usual , for drinking too hard. She was
very hilarious. Singing is Sadie's forte
when under the inlluonco , and any ono
passing thu police btation that evening
would have thought that some of the
noted singers had brokcn loose and were
wandering through Omaha.
Yesterday Sadie was released upon
Mrs. Murtagh and John Murtagh , the
two people charged with robbing the
Millard , pleaded guilty and were 5 = 011-
tenccd to thirty days in the county jail by
Judge Stonberg yesterday.
John Golden , arrested as being impli
cated in the Gloncoo mills robbery ,
pleaded guilty yesterday , and was Hen-
tencod to thirty days in the county jail ,
on bread aud water , oy Judge Stenberg ,
Upturned to Work.
The teamsters and men in the employ
of Contractor Fox , who struck Wednes
day , wont to work again.yesterday morn-
ing. Not quite as many were employed ,
but Mr. Fox could not employ only thirty
loams The men state that two or three
"chronic agitators" were the cause of the
disaffection. O'Doll being in the lead.
They consider it bolter to work and earn
their money than to stop at the beck and
call ot"a natural kicker.
Rabbi Benson has accepted an invita
tion from Rev. Dr. Cooloy. Pastor First
Baptist church of Council liluil's , to deliver -
liver a leoturoin his church. The date
fixed by the Rabbi is the evening of the
lirst Sunday in May upon the subject of
"The Religious Problem of the liHh con-
TUB MONUMI2NT QUESTION.
What City Attorney Council Xhlnfes
About the Matter.
City Attorney Council was waited upon
by a reporter for the Hcu yesterday , and
questioned about his opinion with regard
to Gen. Est.abrook's stand on the monument
ment question. The latter gentleman , as
nppctus from nn Interview with him in
last night's Bin , thinks that there nro
no legal lots m Omaha , owing to the
non-observance of the charter provision
passed at ll > e last session of the legisla
ture. Ho thinks that taxes cannot bo
legally collccteodn any of the lots of
this city , simply because there arc no
records to show precisely the location of
these lots which are to be assessed.
" 1 don't think that there Is the danger
in the councils not carrying out the pro
visions in the new charter in regard to
nionumonting the city that Mr.Estabrook
scorns to think there is , " said Mr Cou
ncil , replying to the reporter's question.
"It would bo a good thing , I suppose if an
ollicinl survey of the city wuro made , and
n recorded plat of all the lots were madoi
Yet the fact is , these questions and contro
versies as to lines of streets and lots tire
gradually adjusting themselves. So far
as I know there are but few blocks in the
city where controversy now exists ,
While I do not think that the levy of taxes
on any of these lots would bo all'cctcd by
the want of an ollicial plat or record , still
out of nu abundance of caution in prepar
ing city ordinances , Uiavo made reference
to the map of Goo. P. Bemis , of 1883 , bo
that no question could arise as
to the location of lots assessed. There
is no dillbronco between dillercnt maps
of thu city as to lots and blocks , except
in a very few instances , notably along
Ninth street , where some of the maps
locate lota north and south , and tlio later
maps place them east and west. "
"Is not the provision in the city
charter about nipnunicntlng the city ab
solutely imperative ? "
"No , it is not directory by any means.
It simply gives the city the right to so
provide , if it sees lit. As I said before
those ditllcultics are working out their
own solution , and in time I think the
labt cloud will bo cleared away. At the
same time 1 believe it would be a good
thing for the city if an ollicial plat of
the city lota were made. "
The Injunction Suit.
The injunction case of Brcnnan &
O'Neill agaiiibt the city , to prevent the
awarding of a contract to Murphy ,
Creighton & Co. , came up for hearing
before Judge Wakcloy in the district
court Wednesday afternoon. Brcniian &
O'Neill wore represented by Gon. Cowin
and G. B. Minihan , the city by its attor
ney , Mr. Council. The injunction was
gotten out to prevent the awarding by
council of the contract to Murphy ,
Creighton & Co. at the special meeting
of the council called tor last Saturday
night , the special purpose of which waste
to award the contract to Murphy , Creigh-
ton & Co. The board of public works ,
through its chairman , represented to the
council that Murphv , Creighton & Co.
were lhci lowest bidders. The council ,
thougji disposed to award the contract
on this representation , could do nothing
in the matter , its hands being tied by the
injunction. The chairman of the board
of public works , by his sworn statement ,
represented to the court that Murphy ,
Creighton &Co. were tlio lowest bidders ,
and produced the figures to show the al
leged fact. Both Gen. Cowin and Mr.
Minihan , however , in the hearing of the
case , demonstrated by mathematical cal
culation that Mr. House's method of esti
mating who was the lowest bidder was ,
not absolutely incorrect , bu that It was
so ridiculously absurd as to fasten upon
the board of public works the embarrass
ing dilemma that they were either shame
fully incompetent or , what is worse ,
working in the interest of the Union Pa
cific railway , which owns the quarries
from which Murphy , Creightoii & Co.
were to get their stono. The pleadings
in the case show that the issue was
squarely made upon the question as to
wno was the lowest bidder , as shown by
the figures of the board Itself in .pinking
the estimate. The affidavit of Mr. House
gives the figures and the method of the
board for determining who of the
bidders in question was the lower.
But Brcnnan & O'Neill's nttornovs
demonstrated that method to bo not only
incorrect , but marvelously suspicious.
The city attorney was forced to admit
that figures would not lie oven in the In
terest of the Union Pacific railway com
pany. Dining the hearing of tlio case
Mr. Woodworth , agent of the B. " & M" . ,
was present and counselling with ( JIty
Attorney Council Beaten squarely in
the figures , the city attorney fell back
niKHi the legal right of _ the board and
council to choose the kind of stone after
the bids were opened. No question ,
however , was botoro raised other than
who was the lowest bidder. The court
has the matter under advisement.
The Union Pacific Will Raise To day
The J\r. P. Rrniich.
"Yes , " said General Ticket Agent
Stobbins , of the Union Pacific , to a re
porter yesterday , "wo shall put up our
rales to San Francisco to-day to $10 , prob
ably. Wo shall not moot the raisa of the
Santa Fo route , at least for a few days
yet , until we find out exactly What they
mean by raising their rates. It is prob
able that this advance has been made
simply to induce the scalpers to handle
their tickets. At any rate , wo are in for
a light and wo propose to hold on a while
longer. Wo are in no hurry to drop hos
THI : wnr.i'iNG WATCH BIUXCII.
Mr. J. N. Carlisle , of Cosoman , Carlisle
& Co. , of PueblOj Col. , the railroad con
tracting firm , is in the city , and was scon
Wednesday by a BKB reporter , at the Paxton -
ton , His firm is engaged on the branch
road of the Missouri Pacific , from Weep-
commence in eighteen or twenty days ;
tlio road to be finished about Iho 20th of
August. Some 250 teams and 200 men
are now at Weeping Water , ready to go
to work , Mr. Carlisle's company have
the contract for all the work , grading ,
tracklttying , bridging , etc.
President Adams and his parly nro ex-
peotod in Omaha about the last of next
The interior of the B. & M. headquar
ters will be finished this week and will
probably bo occupied next week.
An unusually largo passenger train
wont out over the Union Pacific road
last night iivo bloopers in one section.
About the limn the west-bound passen
ger leaves over the Union Pacific evenings -
ings it is almost impossible to work one's
way through the crowd. Travel is now
as great as it was two months ago.
Owing to an enormous business ( ho
Union Pacific passenger train has been
nearly an hour late for several nights ,
Tlio railroad men seem perfectly satis
fied with the change in payment the by-
tho-trip system. They consider that as
much , if not moro , money can bo made
by this plan. It was thought that it
would cause a disaffection , but the fear
The O. & R , V. wrecked ( rain was
brought in yesterday aftci'iioqn. It look
Men are at work digging out eight feet
of dirt in the hill along the track , in the
yards. This .much will bo taken away all
the way up to the summit.
THE DARIN ! STAGE ROBBERS
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Some Facts aud Figtlrcs About Their Busi
Itojul Agents Pardoned to Itonow
Their CnilitiV-Cool lianas
San Francisdq Cifronicloi During the
past fourteen yoara 103 men linvo boon
engaged in the Business of stage-robbing
on Wells , Fargo & Co.'s Pacllio coast
stage lines. That It is iv business pur
sued with great diligence nnil skill is
shown by the "Robbers' Record , " kept
by the company for the nso of its own
detectives. Tills record was recently
published by the company , and makes
public many Instructive facts about the
business of stage-robbing , not the least
interesting being the fact that a pardon
to a stage-robber is to him what the oper
ation of the bankruptcy law Is to a mer
chant gives him an opportunity to renew
his calling unrestricted by the law. The
extent of the business will doubtless sur
prise many people. It has In the last
fourteen years cost Wells , Fargo & Co.
$927,720.5r > , or an average of ! ? GO,2fiO per
year. This assessment on the company
Is divided as follows : The robbers are
charged with 115,813.55 ; rewards for ar
rests , oto. , $78-451 , ; attorneys , $23,807 ; ex
penses incurred in arresting and convict
ing robbers , $90,070 ; guards and special
olllcers , $320,517. This makes the total
which the business costs the company ,
but , of course , is very far from the total
amount assessed against society by the
robbers. In this is not included the
roit amount stolen from the United
§ tales mail in the same robberies , and
the still greater total of cash and valua
bles taken from gtage-coach passengers.
But taking the sum the robbers have se
cured from the Wolls-Fargo boxes alone ,
§ 115,313 , , it is seen that the 105 men who
have engaged in the business 1mvo aver
aged $8,833 , or ifGOO uer year each. What
the money and jewelry have netted the
road agents is of course impossible to
I'llOKlTS AND PENALTIES.
Many stage robberies have been
planned solely to capture largo sums
known to be in the possession of bonio
passenger , and the average traveler by
stage has a very decent sum with him
for expenses , to say nothing of rings and
watches , so it is surely safe to estimate
that the returns from passengers and the
United States mail will onualthoso from
the little green boy of the stage com
pany. This then gives as the average
profit of 103 stage robbers , operating for
fourteen years , "flOO per month in oven
figures. This sum , aggregating about an
oven million dollar has been secured
through 374 robberies , which shows that
cacli man encaged ih the business has
averaged nearly four robberies 3.03-103
in fact. This sugccsts a new phase of
the question th'at is , while the earnings
in the business yf stage robbing are only
§ 100 per month * the pay , say , of a sales
man or book-keeper , yet the average
profit per robbtory is'abput ' ? 3000. Thus
the person cngagcrd in the business is
enabled to earn the wages of a mechanic
of fair skill , yet ho employed between
three and four "days in fourteen years.
Much of the implied leisure connected
with this interesting business is , how
ever , onforccu , iiulefm not be disposed
of except at cbnlmuftd. The leisure from
business caros'inkfao tis , M generally passed
in jail. A few figures in this connection
will bo timely. It has been already
stated that the stage robberies ( and at
tempts ) have numbered 378 , for which
there have been 2)0 ) convictions. Thus ,
while each professional stajro robber
averages in fourteen years 3.03-103
crimes , he also averages S.l'0-105 terms
in prison that is , once out of three
times ho manages to dispose of his leis
ure and gains unadvised by a court and
THE EVIL OP PARDONS.
But averages are very misleading , as
for instance , Charles E. Uolton , alias
"Black Bart , " has an actual record of
twenty-seven stage robberies with only
one conviction. Also John J. Ivcy is on
the record as having been convicted ,
sentenced and imprisoned for stage rob
bery eight times , against an average of
less than threu. But tlio somewhat dry
figures of the profession are relieved by
others relating to a dramatic side fig
ures which show that with the other aver
ages must bo included those of the pro
bability of being killed or killing someone
ono in the road agent's business. Dur
ing the years being considered stage rob
bers have killed two and wounded ul\
Wolls-Fargo guards : have killed four and
seriously wounded four Wclls-Fargo
stage drivers ; have killed four and se
verely wounded two slago passengers.
This a total of ton killed and twelve
wounded. The returns on the other side
are five robbers killed while in the act ot
robbing stages , and eleven killed while
resisting arrest. To this should bo added
bovcn robbers hanged by citizens , making
a total of twenty-three robbers killed.
Thus the business of stage rob
bing has resulted in the loss of
thirty-three lives' ; the total num
ber of wounded not stated , as the
wounded robbers are not reported. It is
interesting to note that over two-thirds of
the men who have made il their regular
business to rob stages , with murder as a
frequent incidental experience , have been
pardoned out of prison while serving
terms for stage robbery. The robberies
and killing have been done by 103 men ,
Boventy-thrco of whom have been par
doned , or had their sentences commuted ,
and in twenty-livo instances have already
boon sent back to prison , convicted of
additional robbery committed after par
don or commutation. The twenty-five
who have already accented their pardons
will doubllcss.be joined in prison by the
others who Imvo uoon pardoned , as the
pardoned ones who are still out are those
to whom "oxccuUvo clemency" has been
most recently 'exorcised. Of the total
seventy-three pprdops and commutations
of stage robber , ffKty-uino have boon by
California governors and twenty-four by
the governorril ofhiilher Pacific coast
states and toiriUuic , ? , but most by gov
ernors of Nevada , , j
The record In-Cnlifornia is as follows :
Governor Booth pardoned 8 stage rob
bers. Governor'Hnijjht commuted 1 and
pardoned 1 ; total , 9 ; Governor 1'acheco
pardoned 3 , Governor Irwin commuted
10 , pardoned 0 ; total , 21 ; Governor Per
kins commutodg iHJlpardonod 5 ; total , 9 ;
Governor Stoubmun ' commuted 9 , par
doned 4 ; total 0. "
JIIE J-'AVATAV OP ESCAPE.
It is further iutostliig to study the his
tory of some of these professional gentle
men , upon whom the broad mantle of
executive clemency has fallen. S. A.
Allen , known to the prison as "Ned Al
len , " was first sent to a California prison
in 1870. In 1871 Governor Haight par
doned him. In May , 1835 , ho robbed a
stage and turned state's evidence ; Marclt
the same year stole the Wells-Farco
treasure box , and later in the same year
robbed another stago. Ho was arrested ,
nearly murdered his jailer and escaped ,
In Juno , 1870 , and in October of the same
year ho robbed stages ; was arrested and
escaped again , was recaptured , sent to
prison and discharged on the expiration
of his term. His history with variations
as to details is repeated in thp case of
many ot those who arc pardoned , their
records showing ninny subsequent in
stances of escape * and ri leu ; > i's In consid
eration of state's evidence. It aug-rcsts
what is so emphatically insisted upon by
prison otlieiaU and policu authorities ,
that pardons nro granted not the most
deserving convicts , but to thee who have
the nlost distaste for prison lifo. When
they have exhausted the p.mlon limit
they thereafter depend upon "es
capes" or turn state's , evidence to keep
from behind the boltsand bars. To some
of the men In the business of stage robbing
"escaping" seems to bo part ol the pro
gramme. Francis llarkcr , for instance ,
has an ability in this respect which se
cures him liberty despite a lively crimi
nal record. Ho was received in the Ne
vada state prison in August , 1871 , and es
caped in September ; was recaptured and
escaped from the Carson City jail in
March , 1873. Ho then robbed a stage be
tween Eureka and Mineral hill , nnuupon
recapture served out only his sentence
for the prnvious ofl'cnso. Ho was dis
charged in February , 1870 , and in May of
that year robbed two stages in ono uny.
He was arrested in Juno and lodged in
Beaver county jail in Utah , but promptly
escaped. Ho was recaptured and sent to
the Utah penitentiary for safe-keeping ,
but escaped in a few days. lie was re-
recaptured , and they managed to keep
him long enough to sentence him for lilo
in the United States Prison In Detroit for
robbing the mail. While cnroitto "ho
made a desperate attempt to escape
from the Marshal who had him in charge ,
Failing , ho confidently awaited imprison
ment and escaped from the Detroit
prison November C , 1877 , and is still at
TAKING THINGS AS THEV COME.
J. J. Ivoy has escaped six times from
California prisons , served eight terms ,
has been charged with grand larceny
four times andnurglary eight times. The
entire annuls of stage and train robbery
on the Pacific coast contain nothing as
cruel as that in the record of Loandcr
Morton , who robbed the overland express
train near Pcqiiop in 1870. Ho was sen
tenced to the Nevada state prison and es
caped in 1871. Morton with four com
panions fled in the direction otEsmcralda
county , but were unexpectedly mot by
W. A. Poor , a boy carrying the mail on
horseback between Aurora and Carson.
Fearing this would lead to their discovery
they murdered the boy , piled the brush
on his body , set lire to it and fled. They
were pursued by the people when the
horrible murder became known and were
overtaken. They made resistance and
before capture killed a Wells-Fargo agent
and an Indian of the sheriff's posse. Mor
ton was taken to Aurora aud hanged
without trial. Old stage robbers while on
the road take things as they como.
"Billy" Minor , after a htilf-do en stage
robberies , was commuted while serving
his fourth term in 1877 by Governor
Irwin. Two months after leaving prison
ho alone robbed a stage near Auburn ,
Placer County. Just as ho had finished
that job Congressman Frank Page came
njong In a buggy , and Minor quietly re
lieved him of 1380 and a valuable gold
watch. Ho was captured , but. escaped ,
shooting n Deputy Sheriff. After rob
bing two more stages ho was returned
to prison in 1881 from Ttiolumno County.
Ho is now in prison. Now hands at the
business have not the nerve to take
tilings as they comu , as was proved by
the experience of William Smith in Ne
vada , in 187D. Ho was "working" Aurora
stage line , and ono day while wailing
the slago discovered a carriage a few
hundred yards in the rear of it. Ho did
not molest the stage , but got a gold
watch and a small sum of money Irom
Mr. Kilgore , the occupant of the buggy.
Ho was sent to the Nevada State Prison ,
from which he was pardoned in six
months , fully determined to mend Ins
HOLDING Ul' A UOU' .
Ho never afterward let anything pass
him on Iho road , while ho was on busi
ness , without nn investigation. Ho al
ways worked alone , and became ono of
the coolest hands in the profession. In
Junot 1881 , while waiting m ambush for
the Sierravillo aud Truckee stage , a dri
ver , with a light wagon and six passen
gers , appeared. Smith stood them all up
and put them to ono side for an hour and
a half , waiting for the stago. This oamo
along with four passengers and was thor-
ougly cleaned out by Smith. While this
was going on two other vehicles came
along and the drivers of each were made
to throw up their hands and join the
company standing in lino. Before ho
bade them good afternoon Smith had
thirteen men , .sixteen horses and four ve
hicles under thp control of his
shotgun. The second stage rob
bery after the above this time
on the Milton road Smith was again
interrupted by two vehicles , which , with
their drivers , he compelled to wait until
ho had finished his work. He is now at
San Qticntin. M. A. Sharp is one of the
coolest hands in the business. In 1880 ho
committed six stage robberies , and was
arrested only alter the last. His sixth
robbery was of the Carson and Bodio
stage September Cth , 1880. Ho was in
company with W. C. Jones , and when
tlio stage halted at their command Jones
fired two shots , killing ono of the horses ,
and a Wells , Fargo & Co. guard named
Tovoy returned the fire , killing Jones.
Sharp fired and wounded Tovoy , and
then disappeared. Tovoy went to a
neighboring farm house to have his
wound dressed , and Sharp returned to
the stage , made the driver pass out the
box , which ho robbed of $700 , opening it
by the side of his dead companion.
The bank clearances yesterday
amounted to $ IQ5,0)7.12. , ! )
The Jewish high feast of Passover or
"Pcsaeh , " commences on next Monday
i 1'rank Bird and Maggie E. Eller , of
this city , were quietly married yesterday
by Judge McCiillougli.
Sixteen soldiers were taken through to
Lcavenworlh Wednesday evening. They
were prisoners in charge of several
colored guards and corporals.
Mrs. Martin Calm entertained Iho la
dles of the A. L. C. yesterday at the
residence of A. Calm , S'ilO Farnam street ,
The hostess sang several songs in her
usual charming manner and the occasion
was a delightful ono for the guests.
The following is the weather forecast
foi the week ending Wodimsduy , April
21 ; Opens mild ana unsettled in many
sections local storms , showers , sudden
squalls and rapid changes windy and
unsettled very fine and summer like ,
with heat , local thunder showers and a
general summery aspect. ( A warm , sum-
mcr-liko week , with some severe local
btorms. ) _ ,
Oilier Graily was mad the other night.
Wednesday some fellow broke a window
In onu of the boarding houses near tire
depot , The proprietor know who it was ,
but didn't capture him , That night he
saw his man. yelled to the ollleer. and
both started m pursuit , Mr. Grady ran
all over the yards , to the bridge , came
back to the depot and sat down , com
pletely tuckered. Ho math ) the remark
that : i man who could run as fast as
that ono should find something better to
break than a window ,
Ira Brashearo , a prominent citizen of
ChappelJ , Nob. , is in the city.
John M. Hoffman and O. M. Druse , of
Lincoln , were at the Paxton yesterday
Prof , John Gaynoro gave ono of his
pleasant socials in Crounso's hall
Jusso Douglas , formerly of the Kansas
City , Springfield & Memphis railroad , is
in the city ,
Mrs , S. Soldesinger has returned , after
a two-months' visit to her daughter , Mrs.
J. Motxler , Denver , Col.
\V. T. Plowman , Tckamah ; E. W ,
Hayes , Beatrice ; li. B. Itunyqii , Sioux
City , la. , are at the ( lanHold ,
Alfred Booth , the business manager for
Annie Pixlov , is at the Millard bulleriug
from an attack of rheumatism.
A 131 R Utilldlnc Boom Assisted by a
nourtiEon , Nob.j April 15. [ Corre
spondence of the BKK.JThis , the magio
city of Nebraska , is at present one of the
most wideawake and lively towns in the
whole state. Last week the city election
passed oft" m a very orderly manner , re
sulting in the election of a high llconso
board. Two applications for saloon ll
consonrc now before the board and others
At present , I ho coming of the now rail
road from Uluo Hill to this point is all the
talk. The contract Is lot and it Is ex
pected the work will bo completed and
the cars In by August 1. A now town on
this line , fourteen miles southeast of
Holdroge. called Wilcox , Is now booming
at a wonderful rate.
The building in Holdrogo this year will
consist of brick blocks and palatial dwell
ings , including a $10,000 school building.
The First National bank building which
is now being erected on the corner of
Ilayden street and East avenue , will bo
among the finest buildings in western
Nebraska. Another brick structure on
liayden street is going up rapidly , with a
frontaco of sixty feet , which will bo oc
cupied bj' George Warnlck & Co. , form
erly of Lincoln. Opposite this on the
corner of Hayden street and West
avenue will arise in the near
future another brick , 50x80 foot ,
by McElhanov & Johnson , of Hastings.
Mr. Becktcll , of Lincoln , Is erecting a
line building on East nvenuo , which ho
will occupy as a jewelry store. Shenno
bcrguor & YVagonor. of Iowa , have lust
completed a fine building on West avenue
nuo aud opened a first-class hardware
store. Aud thus I might go on to enum
erate , but enough is already said to show
that our town is in a healthy condition.
The now railroad gives us an outlet to
Kansas City and St. Louis , and places us
in direct communication with the coal
Holds of Wyoming. With four churches
already built , a $10,000 school house on
the way , two main lines of railroads and
a permanent population of 1,500 , wo maybe
bo pardoned for calling our town the
"Magic City" of Nebraska , since wo re
member that it is only two and a half
The Nugget is the leading county pa
per , and was established in 1870. The
Republican was established 18 months
ago. Both papers are alive to the inter
ests of the town and county. Politics are
not yet disturbing the public mind In
this county , but some line work is ex
pected when the lion is aroused.
Olaf Lindwall , of this county , was ad
judged insane and suut to the asylum at
Lincoln last week. "ExouuiuM. "
WEALTH AND NOBILITY.
The Lack of the Former Prevents
the Proof of the Latter.
Philadelphia News : Edwin and
Charles Theme , the younger ( the latter
favorite actor being then alive , were
walking together several years ago along
Union Square , New York. In the dis
tance thev saw their elder brother ,
William , approaching. His manly chest
the Thornes are a thick-breasted race
was expanded to its fullest , his head was
thrown back and his entire appearance
justified Edwin's whispered remark to
Charles : "Our elder brother appears to
bo redolent with the pomp ol pride. "
When William accosted them ho was
evidently laboring with some suppressed
emotion. Ho finally found voice to say ,
in deep tones : "Mo boys , it is all lure.
There's no longer a doubt of our high
descent. Wo will have justice done us at
"Will you < bo. kind enough , " said
Charles , "to inform your younger breth
ren what in the name of Jericho you are
"Yes , "said William , loftily. "I have
discovered that I am the Duke of Nor
mandy , and now , my dear Count " But
ho could proceed no further. Ills two
brothers were actually laughing at him ,
and with a boistorousuess that attracted
the attention of passers-by. When Ed
win could compose his visage ho said ,
with mock dignity ; "I suppose we should
make obeisance low to you , my lordly
brother , but I am sure you will pardon
mo when I say that you make a very
quecr-looidng duke. "
Turning away indignantly William ad
dressed himself to handsome Charles :
"Brother , I have a proposition to make
to you. "
"No , not me , " said Charles , starting
back In alarm. " 1 stio by your counte
nance that the noble "juke1 is about to
give me a financial brace. My younger
brother hero has much more coin of the
realm than 1 possess. Try your blandish
ments upon him , " and ho pushed Edwin
forward. At that time "The Black Flag"
was just pouring ducats into Edwin
Thome's purse. His share of the profits
averaged from $1,000 to 1,000 , weekly.
He never played to less than an ? 300
house. Looking at him appcalingly ,
William said , speaking in a less lordly
strain : "See here , Ncu ; I'll ' give it to you
straight. This lhin < x is not a guy. I tell
you it has been looked into and I'm a
sure enough duke. It will bo a big thing
for the family to have the title proved.
But I haven't ' got ti nickel. You lend me
§ 1,000 , and I will go to Paris and got all
the pa > ors in proper shape , and , then ,
when 1 come back wo will all get a big
boom in the newspapers. "
" noble ' ' " said Edward
"Sue liorel my 'juke ,
ward , mockingly , "I'm willing to squan
der upon your noble job-lot the price of
just ono rod drink Como hie with mete
to the nearest hostolrie and I willsavethe
duke of Normandy's life "
And thus wafc paltry luero allowed to
stand between the Thorno family and the
demonstrator of itf > noble descent. I re
echo the sentiment expressed by William
when ho muttered , "base blather , be
gone ! "
Ren ) Estate Transfers.
The following transfers were filed
April 14 , . with the county clerk , and
reported for the Biii : by Ames' Uoul
Estate Agency :
Byron Heed mid wt to U P 11 II Co , 100 ft
ot MI If ot sec 10-15-13 , Douglas county , w d
Win A Redick nntlwf to Henry I ) Jlhnades ,
lots 27 and 28 , Win A Ucdlck'a add Omaha , w
Edward D Kvans ( single ) to Antonetto
A ! ever , lot 5 llk Z , Park 1'face , Omaha , w il
.loscphlno G ICcteham and husb to Annlo
O Thlulu , lot 0 , lilk 20 K , Oiimha , ( j c SI.
Marhi Smith ( widow ) to Ouoigo 31 Schel-
Ijcnjor. lot w , blkS , Ainibtiang'H add Onwlia ,
Lniiuon P Pruyn and wf to William O
Hois , lot n , I'niyn'rt subdivision nl loisl. t !
ami ! ) , Ilk5 ) , Lahcrs mill Onmim , w d sM.MW.
Charles u Slirimuu ( hliicle ) to Clmilus
Iloddi'ii , lot 7 , bile Q , Lowe's 1st add Omulu ,
James II DoLnni ; anil wf to Joseph P 1'ics-
ton , out lots J.VJ and HJO , citv ol Florence ,
DougUs county , i | c SIS.
Joseph O 1'ii'stoa and vii to I ) L Thomas
out lots 169 and icu , city ot Floieuce , Doug
las county , w ( I-M4UO ,
Lnrmoii P Piuyn and wf to Daniel 0 Col
lins , lot 7 , blkfl , Amblur Place , Omulm , w d
A L Strong ami wf to Prior HGSPII. s Jtf of
lot 'J and till of lot 3 , blk 0 , Bogtts fc lull's add
Onuha. w d-S3 , X ) .
Fianlc .Miuiwy ( binglo ) to huiinct U Knox ,
lot 55 , Nelfaon'b add Oiualm. n e 81.
Chas 10 Ucltor and wf to Mr Jnuii's Pleicoy ,
lot 15 , blk 10 , Ilaaseoin Place , Omaha , w d
Jacob 0 bruise and wf toManrrirct M Cor
don , lot 13 , blk 1 , Dunce's add Omaha , w d
SOW.Kdwanl F Tjnlander and wl to Gco P Ho.-
mis , lot 4 , blk 10 , UollQo'o Place , Omaha , W d
John 0 HiUn and wf to HoibeitT Lcavltt ,
blkN , Shinn'sSmladd add Omaha , w d
SO CW (
il T Lcavltt ami wf to Allied II Dufrono
and others , blk N , Sliiuu'b 2ml add Omuha ,
W d-fc7lX)0. )
WHEAT MARKET NEUTRAL.
Dealings in the Lending Ooroal at OMcago
Dull and Uncertain.
LITTLE LIFE IN CORN AND OATS ,
Provisions Wonkor , Ijowor ami Splr
Itlcss Tlio Urnlu Fleet to Move
Monday Cattle Suffer
\ n Slight Decline.
CHICAGO CHAIN jrAUTCRT.
CiitcAoo , April 1.1 ( Special Telegram. ]
Wnn.VT Wheat was steady to-day. A dearth
ot outside orders made business dull , and
scalpers hnd the deal inctty much to them
selves. The warm , crowing \\ei\ther had a
weakening tendency , which the support
Clvon to the maikct by short and by bull
news could not couutuinct. The market
might not inaptly be described as ucutrjil.
However , the boars thought It was weak aftfl
the bulls that U was strong , but neither sldo
was quite sure of It , There wns more thim
the customary amount of gossip afloat con
cerning the operations of Uudnhy aniloain ,
and the Impression seems to bo
training ground that they haVe
about closed up tholr deal. Cudahy , It lij
said , haa been \\orldnjj the privilege crowd
for a week or ton days , and not until yostqft
day did the crowd got "onto It , " and wnon
they put the price up on him to-day , a consul-
crablo slmie ot the buying was set down
the two men named. The range this
noon was ? @Xc. and the close was , J < o law
than the opening , viz , 77J < © 77 > fo fqr
and 70c for Juno. The highest pplnt touched
was 77 * c for May , and TiWQTOJfo for Junes
The 1 o'clock quotations wore lowest , pri
vate cables were quiet. No Impel taut cbarjEO
In position or pi Ice Is noted.
Mison oiiAiNS In corn and oats the mjxr-
kct Is stagnant and nearly lifeless.
PKOVISIONS Provisions reported feebly
near the opening. Warren and o thins bid
the market up a little , and then solj about
three times us much as they bought , putting
prices down Be for pork and 10@li ! } o for
ribs as compared to yesterday's final rlgufc& .
The oiTcilngj ot ribs were notably hcavj- and J
the shrinkage In values was iiost
manifest In that qimitcr.
AFTTUNOON BOAIIU Wheat broke
New York gossip discrediting iho exp
business and on further rumors of a gp.Xict
strike of the Knlu'lits of Labor on the
go roails. It rallied later on the reworking
working of nuito a quantity of wheat
leading shippers. Piovislons weic wca t andi , ,
lower. Thojiialn Hoot Is expected to b gln >
to move from hero on Monday ,
2.40 p. m. Puts on May wheat 76
calls. ? 7
Clmmllor-Bromi Co.'s Ronort. w
The following report of Chicago'iTsJToculu- '
tivonmikcts Is famished tlio Bun byV. . P.
Peck , Omaha representative ot Chandler ,
Brown Co. , of Chicago and Milwaukee :
Cables were steady and linn this mornjiifj ,
and wheat opened llrm at 77 ? o lor May do-
livery. Mr. Miller wiies : "Kcani is surely
out of the market. The Cudahy crowd ere
still in and holding the maikct down to worfc
out , Every Indication Is bullish , and a very
shoi t time will stait a boom. Buy \vhen.t. "
Coin Quiet and steady.
2:30 : p. m. Everything weak and lowcn
OiiifAoo. April 15. [ Special Tdegiain. ]
CA.TTI.E Tiado was slow ut the opening ,
with a gradual duclino of a gooil lOo on all
useful and fat cattle , on big and Jlttlc , on
medium and light. All shared moro or loss
In the decline. Shipping steers , Ii50 : to
1,500 Ibs , S * 10 < V0.35 ; 1,200 to Ii50 : Ibs , S5.00 ®
5.CO ; 050 to 1,200 Ibs , 5M.OO@5.0U.
lloos Theic was a sudden though not un
expected downturn In the maikct to-day , and
at the drop theic was an aclUc mat kct. The
best iicavy "lailcSl.liWl.lO , and best mixed
$ -l.50@-lJO : , with much and common odds aqil
ends us low as $1.10. Light bulls sold at
Now York , April 15. Mounv On call ,
easy at IKWMJif per cent.
l'r.niiMiiirANTiiK : I'Arrcit litr ( percent.
fSrr.iiMN'o KxoiiANOK-Diill but steady ;
Sl.bO lor blxty days , and SI.S8.Ji on de
( lOViutNMr.NTS Dull but steady.
SrorKS The publication fill * inornlnp cif
the ( ioiild-l'owdeily coiicsponcluiico , with
tlio implied tlireat.s of thii litttei in nt'o ' bin
demands \\eiciiiot.i eeded to , tuts a dopics-
ing effect upon htorlc.s Thfin was a slow
and gradual yielding In quotations at mobt
from the opening to the c'ln-e , msiiltlni ; In
an average decllno ol about 1 pel cent. In
this decline Gould stocks worn conspicuous.
Wohtuin Union bclllnir fiom Ofy . 'ilJie. ' and
closliiK u hljihcr. Union Pacific i down
IJfc , Mlhsourt Pacific IKc.
STOCKS ON WAF.h flTltniCT.
SWcontboniLs. . . . . . &W.W. . . .
U.S.iHi's preferred. . .
Now 48 120'jN. ' V. 0
Pacific O'sol ' 95. " " " Oregon Trail. . .
Central Pacific ! . . PacUlo Mail
C.&A 140 I' . , 1) . &K
piefeiiud. . . . 155 P.P.C
C. , B. &Q Hock Ifilalicl. " , . . 1'JG '
D.L..i6W lai jSt. L. itH. 18
I\fcll. O HK iireli-rieil. 44
Eric 2W 0. , M. itSt , P. . B0 %
preferred. . . . nriifuned. 110
Illinois Central. --lft P.AsO , JO
I. , . Ai W 21 jwfeiica.
Kansas ifeToxas , 87 fiTcxas I'acilio , . JO8'i'
Liie.Sioro ! ; ! , , . , , . 8IH ; ) Union 1'acltlo. .
lhVi \ Kt. L. & 1' . 8'i' '
Mich. Central. . . . M I piofciicd. , 10'f '
Mo. Pacific 10 m U'l-sti'iii IJnloii
Noithein Paa. . . 'M jO.lt.&N
. . . Apill 15. Klour-Qiilot , but
Steady and unchanged ; winter wheat , Sl.W
( uf.l7 ) ; boutliein , 8J.OOfcfJ.05j Wisconsin ,
S4.so@iJ.755 Miehlcan scjft siilng , So.'O J.OO ;
Mliinuaotu b.ila-ii ? , 83.Miwf.rX ) ; uatenls , SJ.O-i
WWW ; low uraclf" * , 82.0J Ktoo ; lye flour ,
fcwft3.60. : ) : In hancls , . . : ) .OOftJ.so ( . ; In r
Wheat Opened steady ; linpiovud % < ;
i nlcd easier , .selling oil ? 0e. aeain , and clo > cd
about Jio under yisti'idav ; 7i ) ) ( i 7Ga forcash :
rJKf'iiTJ c lor Aiull ; 7b/itf7Jta lor June.
Coin -Dull hut btcady tind ahoiii iiiichung-
ed ; : uj # ! < ; : ; oc for cash ; J3 > io for AjnH ; aT'j ®
W c for May.
Oats Steady and unchanged ; SSJ/Q Ko
lor cash : ! i < X ; lor Apill ; SMfc for May.
Uyo-Kliinntoy < 4VJc ,
I i.irk < y Uull.it euu.
Timothy Pi hut1. 31.1" .
Flax Keed-rituudy ut SI.OOS1.00.
Poik Active anil hrcgular : pponed steady ,
declined 5c , rallle-1 IliMlQj. uccaimi weaker
and advance lust ; S9.U'&UO ( lei cash ;
( < fU.07' $ lor Apiil ; S .07 > ic < dUO for May ,
LaidAc'ivo and tiltio higher ; 85.8''fljS7' ;
for uibli.'Apill and May ,
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