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THE OMAHA DAILY BlffiH WEDNESDAY APEIL 21 , 1880.
"W. A. HollenbacK secretary. After a few
speeches from some of the prominent fanners
of Sicily , they proceeded to organize.
They were all nnxlous to sign the
constitution. This club shall bo known
M the Van Wyck club of Lower
Sicily , Its object being to benefit nnd protect
llio farmers against monopolies In any form.
This society will not support any man for
tlio legislature who will not work for the In
terest of the farmer. Wo demand "that the
producer shall bo put upon an equal footing
under the law with nny man or combination
ot men. Wo arc opposed to all class legisla
tion , and wo are In favor of the re
peal of all laws which gives ono
man or a combination of men the
advantage over any man or class of men. Wo
demand Mich legal enactments as will guar
antee equity between the fnimers nnd the
railroads to the cud that a railroad man shall
not accumulate a princely fortune from the
net profits of his road , \vhllo tlio farmer haste
to economize to make merely expenses.
Wo fully recognize the utility of rail
roads , and are willing that rail
road capital shall have n reasonable per cent
ot prolit , but are not willing that It shall
tyrannize over and oppress our agricultural
ndustrlcs. Wabulloveln building railroads
where they are needed and encouraging their
construction , provided that when they are
constructed they shall not be our masters and
wo llielr helpless slaves.
ThcBtnto Supreme Court.
LINCOLN- , Neb , , April CO. [ Special Tele
gram. ] At tlio session of the state supreme
court to-day the following cases wcro argued
nnd submitted : Stnto ox ret Meeker vs
King , Illtto v.i Omaha and Republican Val
ley railway company , Held vs State , Towlo
vs Shelly , Hoyt vs Sclinylcr , Murphy vs
Jjyons , State ex rel Attorney General vs
Marron the part of plaintiff , Lincoln vs
Holmes , Nelson vs Jiovlns , Cummings vs
Winters , Lamb vs [ Sherman.
Lcav e to flic mncndcd petition wns given
Ju State.ex rcl Hopkins vs School District
Ji'o. 7 , of Sherman county , nud the causa
Motion to dismiss In Aid ttmin vs Stickler
\vas overruled , and llio Bcnso continued.
Court adjourned to Wednesday morning ,
Indignant , Odd Fellows.
Bn.YTnici : , Neb. , April 20. [ Special Tele
gram. ] The Odd Fellows of Beatrice have
Irccly expressed their Indignation this even
ing , over tbo announcement that appeared
in Iho evening papers to the clfecl
that the rates to the celebration
to bo held in Omaha on Monday
next , had been fixed nt ono nnd n third fare.
3Ir. Allen of the 13. & M ! . , U was understood ,
had upreed tlml tlio rates over this road
shcuUi not exceed one faro lor the round trip ,
and the Odd Fellows hud worked up a Inrgo
list of parlies who had pledged Ihemselves lo
go with this understanding. The lodge to
night adopted strong resolutions condemn
ing the action of the roads , und also express
ing their regrets to tlio Omaha brethren at
their inabilityto attend.
TO TUB imiSAOII.
The Irish National IJCIIRUO Urgcil to
LiNcor.x , Neb. , April 20. A circular Is
sued to-day by the executive committee of
the Irish National League of America to the
olllcers and members of Its brunches , after
calling attention to the near npprocch of suc
cess for the cnuse of Ireland through llad- !
otone's proposition , says : "These meas
ures are now assailed by most
powerful and most unscrupulous
combinations , composed of men who , from
hereditary prejudice and 'class ' interests , nro
enemies to all human progress and popular
rights , nud all sides admit the great import
ance of American opinion In Influencing the
( settlement of the vitnl question , livery
branch ot the league should therefore ,
without a moment's delay , organize
a citizens' meeting , composed of the most
representative men , of nil shades of Ameri
can politics , all shades of nationalities , nnd
by that-means obtain such unequivocal ex
pression of genuine American opinion ns
will strengthen the hands of Pnrncll and
Gladstone in the coming struggle. Mem
bers of the lengHO should also use
all their influence In their various
Htntcs to Induce local legislatures nnd other
representative bodies to follow the noble cx-
nmple of tbo legislatures of Iowa , Ohio , INow
York , Rhode Island , nnd Connecticut and
the parliament ut Quebec , in passing ap-
propriuta resolutions und sending mes
sages of cncourngemciit ucross the water.
Prompt action Is nil important us tlio debates
on the Irish homo rule bill nnd hind purchase
bill will bo resumed early In May. Wo there
fore rely on nil branches ot the league to
lake immediate steps to carry out these sug
A .Fiery Galabrntlon.
LONDOX. April 2t. A dispatch from
Waiidalay says : To-day bolus the Burmese
now year , llfly followers of the Mylngzalng
prince set lire to this city in several places
nt 4 o'clock this morning. Hundreds ot
houses huyo been burned. The treasury ,
post olllco and smaller buildings within tbo
palace enclosure were destroyed. One-third
of the waited city has" been ruined.
Gladstone Will Not Ilrculc Down.
LO.NIJO.V , April 21. Herbert Gladstone ,
speaking at Bradford lust evening , snld that
the government would hold fast to Its pres
ent Irlsli policy und would secure victory ,
whether.lt reuitlrcd six months or six years.
Vivo und Knlli.ro.
, LONDON , April 20. The mills of Braden &
Co. , corn merchants , Whites Grounds , S. 13. ,
was destroyed by Uro to-day. Loss SiW.OOO.
The Lund Development association , limited ,
failed with liabilities amounting to 5510,000.
Yesterday's ItiiHn JIull Guinea.
The games played by tbo leading base hall
clubs of the couutry yesterday resulted us fol
At St. Louis Browns 11 , Piltsburgs 10 ,
At Washington Nationals 4 , Ncwarks 3.
, i > At AucusUi AtlantuS i > . Augustus .
At Savannah Savannahs 7 , Memphis S.
At Charleston Charlestons 11 , Chntta-
jioogns 10. , .
At Macoir Xash\ll.PS 0 , Macons 4.
At Baltimore Baltlmorcs U , Metropoli .
At Philadelphia Athletics 7. Brooklyns 3.
At J.oubvillo Louisville * 2 , Cinclnnatis I ) .
The \Vlilnky Pool 3rnst Pay.
CHICAGO , April 20. About forty-fire dls-
tlllery owners who have been lecelving cer
tain fixed sums of money from the western
uxpoit association ( whlsuv pool ) to keep
their establishments closed , held n mooting
hero to-day for the purpose of taking united
action In regard to the alleged failure of the
pool to meet its obligations lo them. A reso
lution was adopted demanding that the pool
, jiay ut once the amount demanded by distil
lers. This resolution will bo presented at tlio
meeting of the western export association to
Leather Dealer * Fall.
UOSTO.V , April ! . Salforrt & Sargeanr ,
dealers in hides and leather , made an assign-
incut to-day. Their , liabilities aio S2JO,000 ,
mid It Is hoped that the assets will cmial
th\t amount. The failure is due to the dullness -
ness of trade.
The "Oninhu Ulco Club" hold another
mooting yesterday afternoon. Ihov huvo
oujiuged u room on Furnum street , nnd
f the melodious sounds showed plainly
thut ninny of the members uro urtists.
tt Although they huvo been organized only
n short time , und several now members
on the roll , the meeting yesterduy ufter-
jioon was 11 success. Several very uilli-
"cult pieces worn rendered in n
most conunendublo way. The club now
numbers souio twenty-two members.
J , ; X-Cut.
Solution to the problem Cross Cut. The
phort route to Atkinson's Millinery and
"HairEmporium , 10th street , near Cupitol
Chicago , Rock Isluud & Pacific H'v.
" freight and ticket olllco removed to 1305
J.'arnuui street. Telephone No. ? oi.
THEY RUSHED THEIR WORK ,
The City Oonncilmen Dispose of a Largo
Amount of Business.
LEAVENWORTH STREET GRADE.
It Is Finally Approved Tlio Gfts Ord
inance Falls to 1'nss The Vlndnct
and the Cubic ICaltwny *
The Atdcrinnnio Hoard.
The meeting of llio cily council last
night was attended by all the member. * ,
Probably a dryer session never took
placn. The spread cugle eloquence of
Fumy nnd Hie blalherskito oratory of
Lcedor both wcro elements of intercsl
conspicuous bv their absence. Much
business was disposed of , and corlaln im
portant measures wcro put through as
notably the ordinance repealingthu fran
chise of. the gas company.
A communication from the mayor wns
read approving the contract and bond be
tween J. E , Knowles and the city for con
structing and repairing sidewalks from
April 1 to July 1 , 1830.
A communication was read from Mrs.
J. F. Allan , asking permission lo plant
cutulpas in Jcflcrson square on Arbor Uny ,
April S3. The request wus grunted.
Paul Nelson signified his desire to pur
chase a tract of land on Sixth street. The
matter was referred lo the mayor and
A communicutiou from Charles Con-
oycr , sccreluryof thu board of education ,
wns read , asking Hint a sidewalk on the
outh side of Furnuiu street from Twenty-
eighth street , west to cily limils. lie-
forrcd to commilleo on sidewalks.
Louis Hummer called Iho attention of
the council through n communication , to
Iho fuctlhnt F. 11. Davis intended laying
out an addition to the city that does not
conform to llio law. Referred lo the com
mittee on grades and grading.
Acommunicalion from property hold
ers was read , asking that Twenty second
street , between Davenport and Cass , bo
put lo the established grade , known as
the Phillips grade. ' Uclcrred to the com-
millco on grades and grading.
A petition from Kreivitt & Johnson ,
brick manufacturers , was read , asking
thai they bo allowed lo remove Iho hill
near Parker and James streets , to llio
established grade , lief or red to the com
mittee on streets und alleys , with power
A petition from Charles Nober and
seven others living in the vicinity of
Capitol avenue , between Ninth and
Tenth , wus rend , staling thatlExpcrionce
Estabrook , James Mcvoyand John E.
Edwards wcromaintuining a nuisance on
the north side of said street , und renting
their houses to women of the lowest nnd
vilest character. Thut Iho action of said
women is vulgar , ollonsivo and profane
to such an extent that property owners
in the vicinity cannot rent their property
to reputable persons. The petitioners
asked for protection. The matter was
referred to tlio city marshal , with power
A communication was read from
County Clerk Nccdhum , stating that the
county commissioners desired to do some
grading on Sixteenth street , north of llio
city limils , and asked Iho council lo ea-
lublish a grade on said Sixlecnlh slroot
from Luke strce.t north to city limits.
The petition was grunted.
A c.ommumcution from Chas. Kaufman ,
W. A. L. Gibbon and Thos. L. Creisrh ,
the gentlemen appointed to appraise
property for change of grade on "Mason
street , , from the west curb of Tenlh slroct
10 the wosl curb of Eleventh street , and
Tenth street from the trucks of the B. &
M. U. U. Co. , to the north curb of Pacific
street in the city of Omaha , Neb. , stating
that they had performed their duties. The
report was accepted.
A communication from Charles Kauf
man and seventeen others wus road stat
ing that un cll'ort wus being made by the
cubic railway company lo secure a right
of way over llio Eleventh street viaduct
for a line of cable cars. To this Ihoy ob
jected on the ground that their properly
will bo especially laxcd for Ihis improve
ment and Hint Iho bridge would bo ren
dered unsafe for teams and pcdcatriuus.
They therefore asked Unit Iho council do
not give the righl of way to said company- .
Q'lio matter went to the committee on
viaducts and railways.-
An opinion from Vf. J. Conncll , city
attorney , was read , regarding the bill of
Alwood & Fox for keeping n pair of
mules left ul their burn by u policeman.
The city attorney held that the city was
not hablo for the past or future keeping
of said ninlos. That the city has no
power to establish a mule infirmary. The
opinion was placed on file. ,
The question of the curbing contract
motion to the O'Neill-
came up on a ratify -
lironnan contract- . This was amended seas
as to make the motion order the board of
public works to reject all bids and road-
vertiso for samo.
"I am in favor of allowing the decision
of the court to stand , " said Mr. Leo ,
and 1 don't gee how wo can got out of it.
If this IJorca sandstone wasn't a lit ma
terial for curbing , why did the board put
11 on llioir lisl ? As the matter stands now
the contract ought to bo let to the lowest
responsible bidder. If we try to get out
of il God knows how many law suits wo
will have on our hands. "
Mr. Herman KounUo was called upon
to spoak.and.briefly expressed himsoH in
favor of Colorado sandstone. The amend
ment wus then put by ayes and nous , ro-
sultingin its being carried. The ayes
were Dailoy , Ford , .Goodman , Goodrich ,
Lowry , Manville , Uochel. Noes , Huiloy ,
Cheney , Kusper , Leo , Schroder.
From the county commissioners , ro-
quoslmg that the grade of Eleventh
street , from Lake street north to the city
limits , bo established , in order that the
county may continue such grade beyond
said limits , Grunted.
From the Omaha While Lend Works ,
asking for a , .remittance of u property
tax of $570. which , as alleged , wus illeg
ally assessed. Referred.
l-rom W. J. Council , city attorney , pre
senting nn ordinance to raise ids salary
to sfy.OOO per year , Referred.
A largo number of sewerage and other
contracts were presented , together with
bonds therefor. They were referred.
The city engineer was instructed to resurvey -
survey Capitol nvoniio lo Twenty-lift h
street , to ascertain what change of grade ,
if any is necessary. The resolution wus
introduced by Mr. Lowroy.
Uy Lowry That the council commit
tees moot hereafter on Thursday instead
of Friday evening. Adontcd.
Uy Goodman That the marshal bo
authorized to employ two special police
men for ono month. That tlio board of
publio works bo instructed to have the
pile bridge on Eighteenth street between
Sherman and Pearl repaired. Adopted.
That the city engineer be directed to
make the necessary survey for the pur
pose of opening St. Mary's avenue from
Sheridan street to Virginia avenuo.
At this point Mr , Kaspar introduced a
scries of resolutions to the elt'eet Unit the
city marshal bo instructed to see that all
officers of the police force while on duty
shall wear full regulation suits
and hats uniformly , and that
I'urthermorOj ho. bo authorized fo
mirehaso for the force one' dozen dark
lanterns , throe dozen chain nippers and
three dozen duplex police cull 'whistles.
After grille discussion the rpsolution w'as
referred tcrpolice committee.
. Tint the dty engineer bo instructed to
report an ordinance , with profile , for the
establishing of the grade of Capitol avr-
uue , between Twenty-sixth and Thirtieth
Mr. Dally hero Introduced n resolution
that the city marshal be directed to have
tlio pile of immure standing on lot No.
8 , block IB , Smith's addition , removed as
soon as possible. This was adopted.
Tliat tlio street commissioner bo direct
ed to put in two crossings on the north
aide of Dccatur street , ono across Pier
nnd ono across Twenty-sixth street , lie-
That the street commissioner bo di
rected nnd instructed to remove the
wooden bridge now on lot 10 , Pclham
place , lief erred.
Grades That the reports of the
Lcavcnworth street appraisers be adopt
ed , and the city treasurer bo directed lo
lender to tlio property owners the amount
of damages awarded , aggregating $1,010 ,
and that thereupon tlio city engineer
bring in the final ordinance making said
changes of grado. Approved.
From Iho same committee , passing
favorably upon Iho bids of Andrew Hose-
wulcr und Joseph Aub for a strip of land
in block 2501. Approved.
Streets and Alleys Thai some point on
the Missouri river between the water
works pumps and smelting works bo
selected for dumping grounds for disposal
of manure , garbage , etc. Recommitted.
Police Thai Iho charges against Ofll-
cor George Graham having been investi
gated and found to bo Into , that said
Oillccr Graham bo suspended and dis
charged from Iho police force. Ap
From same committee , reporting that
the mayor's appointment of John H.
Moore for policeman ought not to bo
Gus and Electric Lights Recommend
ing that the communication of Iho Sun
Vapor Light and Steve company , in
which they offer to furnish lights to the
suburbs of Hie city , bo referred to gas inspector
specter to make necessary investigation
as lo its merits and report same to coun
From same committee That the audi
tor bo instructed lo settle the bills of the
gas company according to his lisurcs as
already submitted lo the council , and to
tender the amount thereof to llio com
Special committee Thai Iho ordinance
providing for the compromise of Iho suits
involving the validity of certain taxes , as
brought by John I. Rediek , bo passed.
The special committee appointed to
pass upon the ordinance giving the Cable
Tramway company the righl to run their
cars across the Eleventh street viaduct.
handed in their report. They intimated
that Ihere was considerable opposition
on Iho part of rcsidenls south of Iho
viaduct against allowing the company
r..o righl lo cross it. However , the com
mittee suggested that the ordinance bo
amended or a now one presented so as
to overcome certain objections :
1. That the cable company bind lliem-
selves to operalo their road within a cer
tain time ( some four or six months ) after
the completion of the viaduct.
2. That they also bind Ihcmsclvcs lo
ojicrale llieir road three-quarters or ono
mile south of the track.
U. That they do nol sell or Iransfer
llieir righl or charter to any other party
or company without the consent of the
mayor and council.
4. That they give the mayor and coun
cil the right to regulate the spceil of cars
over the viaduct , sous not lo interfere in
any way with the travel. The report
A special ordinance providing for pay
ment of registrars , judges and clerks of
election , was passed.
An ordinance locating certain addi
tional water hydrants in the city was
The ordinance grunting the right to
construct and use a track over Iho Elcv-
enlli slreet viaduct to the Cable Tram-
yuy company , subject lo certain condi-
lions , was read n lirst and second time
and referred to the committee on rail
roads and viaduotH , und the lirst ward
delegation , for report.
An ordinance ectublishing the grade of
Douglas street from Twenty-fifth avenue
lo Twenty-ninth avenue andTwenly-sixlh
avenue , from Farnam lo Dodge slrcels ,
Anolhcr ordinance declaring the neces
sity of changing Iho grade of Thirteenth
street , between Center und Dorcas , to
Vinton street , was passed.
The ordinance creating a board for the
inspection of buildings in the cily of
Omaha , defining the duties of said board ,
providing for the inspection of buildings
and for tlio construction , alteration , re
pair und removal of buildings , wus passed.
An ordinance regulating the erection
and use of telegraph , telephone and elec
tric poles nnd wires in the public streets
and alloys , wus referred.
The ordinance to repeal the franchise
of the old ; us company on the ground
thai it hud broken its contract with the
city , wns then voted upon after 11 very
brief debute. The vote wus a tic , as fol
lows : Ayes Bailey , Duiloy , Gookrieh ,
Lowroy , Schrocdor. IJoeliol. Noes-
Cheney , Ford , Goodman , Kusnor , Lee ,
After some further unimportant mat-
tars were disposed of , Iho council ad
g MnuuttiotiirlnK Sites.
EDITOU BEI : : So much is being said
pro und con regarding ma.nufuQtoric.s
locating hero and 1 am glad that this
important question is becoming a leading
one , for , ns expressed in my letter you so
kindly printed some six weeks ago , tlio
one thing needou to make Omaha's "elec
tion snro" is for the producing olcmont
to grow in proportion to the consuming
elements , liul the purpose of this note isle
lo say something relative to the bpstsites
for factories. The impression soonis to
bo that n place on Iho Holt line is the
very best location for them , inasmuch as
prodtiets could bo switched to anv trunk
line. This is true , but this switch is
where tiio burden for factories comes in.
Every man that conducts a business re
quiring good shipping facilities knows
how ho is tied up when his works are
located on some one trunk line , but oven
then ho has to pay no switching charges
on goods coming in or going oul on
Unit line , liul when ho is located
on the Belt line and no other
you can readily see that no matter by
what road ho receives freight or ships it ,
the Dolt Line charges will have to bo
paid. It will bo hard work for a manu
factory to live in these close competing
times when it hns to pay switch charges
on every pound of stuff that comes in or
gees out. Now outside of uny personal
interest the fact cannot help but com
mend itself to every candid mind , and i\
culm unbiusod survey of thu situutlon
will contain it , Unit no where in or about
Omaha can there bo as good sites for
manufactories us where nil the railroads ,
including the Kelt Line , do , or will con
verge , und where there is nn abundance
of land lo bo hud nt nominal prices.
The organizing of an association to assist
manufacturers lo locate hero is a wise
move and just what is needed. I am ne
gotiating with a novelty iron works and
foundry linn at Osknloosa , la. , whoso
business has outgrown the plnco Five
thousand dollars will bring those works
to Omnhft. They don't ' usTc it to bo do
nated. They want a partner to furnish
Unit amount or loan to them at u low
rate of interest. . "South Omaha" stands
ready with the ground and the shipping
/aolHUus. Let the "help" association do
the rest. The. South .Omaha land syndi
cate was formed for the express purpose
of fostering manufactories , and the land
selected with that view in end. For
nearly a mile a running stream of water
llows mill Way. ietiVccn tracks , where
switches can bn connected with three
trunk lines [ nniLflio oBelt lino. All other
railways , as thoyicomo into Omaha , will
naturally build down this valley to the
stock yards. So. throwing alt prejudice
or soil interest \A\dff \ \ , no honest thinking
person can holp'bui ; own Ihal from the
H. & M. bridgewlloro 11 crosses the
Union Pacific track , nl the "summit , " to
the stockyards , arc Hie very best sites for
miinn factories , htnl > vhat , is more , wo are
going to have lliem'lhoro nol ono only ,
bnl twenty or thirty within tlio next ten
years. ' \ M. A. UITON ,
Malinger "South Omaha. "
KKAIl TiSTATT. MEN.
They Moot , Organize nnd n. Number of
Committees tire Appointed.
Last evening the real estate men l.cld
n meeting at the board of trade rooms ,
for the purpose of aiding manufacturers
who may wish lo locale in Omaha. Two
Important committees were appointed ,
ono to oiler inducements to manufac
turers lo coino here , and Iho other lo
compile a history of the city , to be soul
to eastern papers and bo published , giv-
ingoastcrn people something of an idea
of the resources and past growth of
Omaha. About thirty real estate men
were present , and n very profitable
meeting was hold. Another ince'ting
will bo hold in the board of trade rooms
on Friday evening to perfect the organi
zation and detail a plan for the work to
bo done. Governor Sauudcrs presided
over last evening's meeting and Mr. 11.
B. Ivcy acted as secretary.
The following is the committee on per-
.mancnl organizalion and lo oiler the in
ducements to would-be locators in Iho
city : Geo. W. Ames , John T. Bell , John
W. Marshall , Gco. P. Bevius and C. E.
The committee on data is composed of
the following real estate men : R. C.
Patterson , L. V. Morse and John L.
Lnst Night's Uevlval.
The meeting at thn exposition building
last night was quite well attended , some
COO people being present , and all seemed
intcnl uu religious iuiiiuaus | , not friv -
olous thought or chance bringing them
thcr ; . The doxology was lirsl sung and
with a will by all present . Then Mr. Mellows
Kaig made n few remarks , after which
came Rev. Hitler's usual discourse. The
audience wus appreciative , and listened
with alt possible avidity. lie spoke of
the saving of .souls , saying that euiih und
oven ono could bo saved if they so do-
sireil. As on the evening before a largo
number responded to the cull to all who
desired to be Christians , lo bo prayed for
or hud friends needing Iho prayers of
good Christ inns. Ladies were promi
nent , although qmto a number of gentle
men were present. The song service wus
as interesting us usual mm almost all
those present joined. This is a great fea
ture of the revival , and one which all ap
preciate. Aftcf several prayers those
present wont hpiiie , many declaring thai
they would comA ug in this evening , as
the discourses by My. Bitter are highly in
teresting. und have n tendency at least
to raise tlio monlls of. the community. '
A Policeman Talks.
"I wish the make few
llnjj wquld a sug-
geslions to Ihe Jtvfor the benefit of us
policemen , " sud : "o'\ie \ ot the finest" to a
reporter yesterday , us the two wcro walk
ing down the sti'Sct together. "There arc a
number of things Unit wo ought to have , "
ho continued. 'VFor : instance , the coun
cil ought to dcfliio djno sort of lighl sum
mer uniform tliut'wo'coiild all wear. As
it is now , half tllo ihcu are dressed ono
way nnd half another , without any refer
ence to uniformity. Another Hung > yo
ought to have is a now set of police whis
tles of the steamboat pattern. The way
things are now ono can'l loll a police
man's whistle from those which are used
by hulf the fast women in town. And in
the last place , lo complete ourcquipmont ,
llio council ought lo furnish ns wilh dark
lanterns and hand-cull's. In all these re
spects llio force is poorly equipped , andil
is to bo hoped that Iho 'council will recognize -
nizo Unit fact. "
Justice Berku bus the past two days
been trying some quite interesting cases.
Ono is that of two prostitutes , a replevin
suit fora Irunk. Viola Busha claims thai
she docs not owe n certain proprietress of a
house of ill fume uny money , but this
claim is hold by the respondent to bo
false. ' Her trunk contains a largo num
ber of articles of female apparel , and the
said proprietress hus held it for money
she claims Violu owes her. Viola says
she doesn't owe a cent ; lienco the suit.
Another is between two families , over
Iwo sluiwls , ono a largo black ono with
fringes , and tlio other a small red ono
with no fringes. They tire real angry
about the mutter , and seem bound thai
llio judge shall use all his legal talent in
deciding the euso.
The last is n horse case. It seems thut
n mun took a span of horses lo a black
smith shop to bo shod , and failing to pay
the charges , the owner of the place kept
them us security. The horse nnm now
replevins , on llio ground Uiut tlio mun
cannot keep his property on such u small
A Colored Excitement.
Quito a row was started by a colored
gout yesterday on Jackson street. Ho
got full and went to a house of prosti
tution und naked Iho woman who keeps
il for money , and when slm would not
give him uny ho commenced firing tlio
furniture , etc. , around. After breaking
all llio windows in the place ho pulled : i
knife and threatened Iho woman's life.
She run out of doors nnd escaped , yell
ing "Murder ! Police ! Fire , " und raising
a big row. Two police ollleers went in
search of him , but their ollbrts weio
fruitless , ho having skipped.
Lnst evening ic to expressman look
a loud of furniture irom ono of the sport
ing houses onNintli street , und started
his horses to take it * to the destination ,
The temn scorned to too disobedient , however
und uvrtiy'm ' their throwing
ever , ran , flight
ing the driver frinn the wugon und muti
lating tlio harness quite a good deal. Tlio
driver's head war , eiit onsiderably and ho
will probably bo'luid up several weeks in
consequence. Tlio'tt'am ' wus stopped ut
the corner of DonglnF and Tenth streets.
The following ! luttor was received nt
the Bin : olllco yesterdays
I arrived In' ' this1'town * ' lust night en
route for SunFrnucisco. , I will open up
a campaign in the M. E. church , begin
ning this evening. My love to all my
inquiring friends. Yours truly ,
_ BIN : HOQAN.
"TiTrPTlCorboirof the Ilnmboldt Lum
ber Mill company in California , was in
tno city yesterday , .returning fronj n busi
ness trip through Michigan , Wisconsin ,
Illinois and other eastern states. The
company that Mr. Korbol represents owns
extensive foresU and many mills in Cali
fornia , and Mr Korbol is introducing the
celebrated California redwood of hisoxyn
manufacture in Omuhu and eastern markets -
kots , The characteristics of the redwood
( scquioa ) nro its beautiful grain , clenrnoss
nnu lightness ; it never warps nor rots ,
nnd is entirely free o.f pitch , making it
the most desirable ma.torial for finishing ,
and especially for brewers' tanks. It can
bo furnished about at the same prices as
the much inferior pine.
THE OLD MAID CAPTAIN ,
The Little Eomance Which the Stew
ardess Told ,
How the Skipper's lllnck Hoard AVns
Dropped , tlto I/ost Child l''ound
nud n IJQVO Story HCRUII ,
Now York Times : "I liavo boon poins
to sea these twenty-five years , " said the
stewardess of an American coastwise
steamer , one afternoon recently , as slio
sat sowing in llio coxy ladies1 onbin of tlio
vessel to which she belonged , "and yet 1
was never wrecked , nor has : i ship 1 have
been on lost so much ns n spar wliilo 1
was aboard. Yes , my life lias been a very
commonplace ono. There has been no
romance in any way connected with it-
stop , though ) 1 did play u very small part
in a romance once. That happened full
twenty years ago , and now it seems like a
( Ireim ; I sometimes wonder if it wasn't
after all a dream. It seems stranger to
me now than it did even than. " The
worthy stewardess paused and a far-away
look In her eyes showed that sue was in
dulging in retrospection.
"when I was young 1 went on sailing
vessels instead of stoamboiiU , " continued
the stewardess. "About twenty years
ago-that was when 1 was young 1 vis-
tiled some friends in the country after a
Voyage , and then I came to New York to
find a ship. The agent that I went to
told me that I could go as stewardess on
a ship bound to Australia. 'The skipper , '
said he , is : i 'good man. but lie is a
regular old maid. I saiu that I didn't
mfnd old maids , and so it was settled
tliatr was logo with the 'old maid cap-
lain.1 The next day I went aboard and
reported to my new captain , who was
called Harris. The captain was short
and rather slightly built , with mild gray
eyes , but with u full , heavy blaek beard.
Ho seemed about 33 years old. His hanus
were small and delicate , and his voice
was high and just a tritle shrill , and lie
walked up and down the deck with a
mincing sort of gait. Thinks I , 'Uapt. '
Harris , if you wasn't a skipper you'd
have made a lirst rate single woman ; 1
regularly dispised linn until the iirst
storm came on. Then lie went on deek
and handled the ship in such a
way thai 1 could not but
admit that lie was the bust
navigator I liad ever sailed under. Then
1 began to think bet'.or of the old maid
cunluin. I never saw a captain so con
siderate of his num. If ono of them was
the least bit sick , the captain would go
into the forecastle and attend to him as
tenderly as a nurse. And when the
weather was bad ho would not allow the
mates to make the men do any work that
wasn't really necessary. The mates used
to make fun of the captain behind his
back for being so considerate of his men ,
but somehow 1 thought it was a good trait
in him. I began to watch the captain
closely , and 1 soon made up my mind
that there was some mystery about that
man. Once on a pleasanteycningl came
on deck and saw the captain looking at
llio red sunset with tears in his eyes. At
another time , when 1 thought ho was on
deck , I went into the after cabin for something
thing1 found him there. What do you
think lie was doing ? Why , lie was sew
ing and crying into the bargain. "They
are right in culling you the old maid cap
"The mate , Mr. Wood , was a tall fine-
looking down-caster about. ! W vcars old.
The captain boomed to like him , but I
thought how ho must envy him his faize
and strength. The captain , though , was
much the smaller man of the two. The
mate , somehow , seamed to take a fancy
to me for as I said I was young in those
days. He was always running into the
cabin on some pretext to talk to mo.
Hut I never encouraged him. You see L
was engaged to be the mate of another
mate , and that mate , poor follow , was
lost at sea a few years afterward. Al
though the captain didn't scorn to care
much about me , he didn't fancy the
mate's taking si liking to me. That used
to puzzle mo. Une pleasant evening
when I wont on deck I saw the captain ,
who stood aft , looking admiringly at. the
mate , who was sitting at the starboard
gangway. When the captain saw mo
coino on clock lie gave inn a sort of
suspicious look , and when the mate came
up to mo ana began to make himself agree
able , although , as 1 snid before , Fhad
not given him any encouragement. I
glanced iicain at the cajitain and there
was an angry snap in his eyes. Ho did
not like to fceo the man and mo together.
That was plain. Imt why should ho ob
ject to it as long as ho didn't seem to
care for mo hinisoli ? 1 tried to hit on
some rcsison for this , but 1 soon gave the
whole thing np as a mystery too deep for
mo to attempt to solve.
"Ono morning when wo wcro in llio
South I'acilio some ono cried out that
tli'jro was a small boat with several people
ple in' it in sight on the lee bu\v. Wo
bqro away for the boat , which in a short
time was alongside the ship. J'ivo men
and a little boy climbed up from the boat
to our deck and we gave them n warm
welcome' . The little boy couldn't ' have
been a day over 8 years old. Ho was a
.bright-looking little fellow , with long
curly hair. Cuj > t. Harris took to him at
once. Ha carried the little follow into
the .after cabin und put him in his own
berth , and took him something to cat ,
while the rescued men were telling us
how they came to bo in the open-boat.
They belonged tp ti bark winch wns
bound to Now York , but had sprung a
louk and had loundorcd the day boforu.
The crew loft the vessel in two boats just
before the vessel went down , but wnoii
She did go under she sivampcd one of the
boats , and the captain and seven mon
were thrown into the water and drowned.
The other boat- , with the mate in charge ,
managed to keep ntioat until wo came up
with it ,
"Tho mate of the wrnckod vessel , Mr.
Bradley , was a graj'-haired , rough-look
ing man , but lit ) scorned to have n kind
heart. Early in the evening , when ho
was silling in the forward cabin with the
second mute und my.sol I' , ho told us that
the little boy , who was still in Hie after
cabin with Cunt. Harris , had boon ship
wrecked twice before. The little follow
was llio son of a sea captain , and hud
boon going to sea with his father and
mother over since ho was born. About
four yours ago , when the ship on which
this sea-going family were , was ncaring
the Knglmh channel , a heavy fog sot in.
The hocond mute was in churgo of the
dock , and the captain , with his wife and
boy and the mate , were at the dinner
( allo , The captain's wife happened to
think of .something in the gallery that
bho wanted and she went lorwnrd for
it. Just then u big steamer loomed up
suddenly in the log , and without any
warning , struck the ship aft and smashed
in the cabin. The poor captain was
crushed to de.th : , but the mute and the
little bo3 * weru only imprisoned by the
broken Umbers. The mate cried out a
number of times , but received no an
swer. Ho could hour occasional whis
tles from the steamer for about half an
hour. Finally ho mmlo a struggle
and succeeded in touring away
enough broken 'timber to liberate
himself. Ho took the little boy with
him , and going on deck found that llio
wreck was sinking. The vessel hud been
deserted by the others , who hud probably
climbed on board the steamer. The
wreck was now nearly oven with the
water , and the mute made u little raft und
launched it. Ho took the boy and sprang
on to the raftj where ho lushed hfnisult
.and the little fellow. tSoou afterward the
wreck sank. Next morning it was clear ,
and tlio mate and the hey were picked up
by u small iron bark bemud to Jupau.
The bark , however , goloul of her course ,
and was driven ashore on a small island ,
nol far from the Philippines. The island
was inhabited by Iriomlly natives , who
took care of the stranded crew , but nearly
three years elapsed before any vessel
came to the island. They wore finally
taken on" by a man-of-war , which landed
them at Hombay. Hero the male was
taken sick and scnl to the hospital , where
ho was visited by Mr. Uradley. The lat
ter , who had once been befriended by tlio
boy's father , said the burk ho was on was
about to sail for Now Nork , and ho un
dertook to deliver the little fellow to his
friends. Imt now tlio poor boy was again
on his way to the other side 01 tlio wo rid
"While Mr. Bradley was finishing his
account of how ho came by the boy , Cap
tain Harris came in from the after cabin
and said that the little fellow was sleep
ing nicely. Mr. Urndluy began to tell the
captain about how the boy was wrecked
the lirst timo. Then llio captain rose up ,
pale and trembling , and asked the name
of the shin. When Mr. Uradley gave the1
name of tlio shin that was run down and
said that llio boy's latlior was Captain
Wilson , the skipper staggered back ami
then rushed into the after cabin as if I in
had gone mad. Wo couldn't make out
what was the matter witii him. An hour
later 1 wont into the after cabin tor some
thing , and 1 saw the captain leaning over
the boy , who was fast asleep. The cap
tain looked up , and 1 noticed Hint Ins
eyes were red , as if ho had been crying
hard. Thinks 1 , 'Well , well , you are ah
old maid of u caplain , indeed. '
"The next morning wo were becalmed.
Nearby us lay a big clipper ship , which
toward noon sent a boat to us. The olll-
cor in charge of the clipper's boat said
that they were bound for Now York , hut
were short-handed , and told Mr Bradley
that ho and the other men from the losl
bark were welcome to come on board and
work their passage to the United States.
Mr.lirudluy jumped at the chance , and ,
the men being all ready to leave our shin ,
lie looked around for the boy. Wo found
tlio little follow in tlio cabin , where ho
was being pelted by Capl. Harris. The
caplain made n great outcry when Mr.
Hradloy said that the boy would have to
go with him. Our skipper begged hard
for the youngster , but Mr. Bradley said
that ho would have lo lake him to his
friends. Mr. Bradley was about to lead
the youngster out of the cabin , when
Capl. Harris fell on his knees and put his
arms around the boy. Thou ho looked up
to Mr. Uradloy and said :
" 'You must not take him. I am his
father ! '
' "His fatherl' replied Mr. Bradley.
'What do you mean ? Why , 1 knew Capt.
> Y llson myself. Ho was at least ton yours
older than yon , and was a largo man in
the bargain. Come , let mo have the
boy ! '
" 'No , no.1 cried Capt. Harris , pressing
the little follow closer to him. 'i may not
bo his father , but 1 am his
" 'lon't ) say you are his inothhr,1
sneered Mr. Bradley.
" 'Yes , 1 am his mother ! ' was llio reply
"And with that Capt. Harris nulled
aside the heavy black beard 1 mentioned.
There was no doubt about it. The cap
tain had a woman's face , and not a bad
looking ono either. Mr. Bradley blurted
buck in astonishment and cried :
" 'You don't mean lo say you arc Capt.
" 'That's exactly what I am'said our
skipper , rising to her feet and putting
her beard buck into place. 'After my
husband's ship hud been struck by the
sleumertwas lifted on board the hitter
by two of the men. My husband and
child were given up for lost , although I
bogged the people to return und search
the wreck for Ilium. They would have
done this , but the steamer could not
iind the wreck in thu fog , and il was
supposed that she hud foundered
immediately after wo loft her. 1 went
homo to my friends. My husband had
left very little money , and I found thai 1
would have to work for a living. I didn'l
euro to hire oul us housekeeper or do uiiy
other drudgery of that kind. I hail
learned navigation thoroughly from my
husband and was well lilted to lake
churgo of a ship. I went lo an old shin
owner who was a friend of my husband ,
andgtold him jusl how things .stood. He
thought under the circumstances 1
cotildn'l do bettor than dress up as a man
and go to sea as a captain. Ho found
mo u ship and I've been a skipper over
since. And now no ono is going to tuko
my lioy away from me. "
T'Thit they ain't , " said the good hearted
Mr. liradloy. who then kissed the hey
and shook hands with us all. In live
minutes ho and his men wcro on their
way to the big clipper , and our skipper ,
with her arms around the hey , was lean
ing aguinst tlio lullrnil waving her hand
"Now , I understood the captain's liking
for Mr. Wood , our mule. She was in love
with him , and of course slio was a little
jealous of me. Tlio whole mystery about
Capt. Harris , as HIO ! called herself , was
' Ono evening seine weeks afterward
when we were in tlio Indian ocean 1
glanced Ihrougji llio after cabin door , and
what do you tiuii'k I saw. There sat our
muto. Mr. Wood , by the side of our skip
per. She had her beard oil' , , and 1 noticed
then that she had let her hair grow. In
Mr. Wood's hip sat the lltllo boy. She
was looking tenderly at Mr. Wood , and
he was talking to tlio boy as if ho had
made un his mind to bo very good to him
for his mother's suko. Then 1 know
that it was all settled. "
THE WOMEN OF WYOMING.
A. Loiter KxtolliiiK the Purifying In-
lliiciico ol' Their Votes.
A fcnialo sufi'ragist , writing a letter ox-
trolling tliu purilylng inlluonco of women
voting in Wyoming , relates this incident
us happening ut the lust election in
"ll is a popular belief Ihal a woman
will votu just as her husband , father , or
brothers do , but this is emphatically a
mistake , If the ticket of u husband
suits the wife she will vote il ; if not , she
will vote against him. This does not ,
us might bo inferred , cause quarreling in
the family. If a husband cannot con-
vineo his wife that slio la wrong , or n
wife cannot bring her husband to her
way of thinking , they marcher
or ride to thu - _ polls to
gether . and vote directly opposite
tickets. In this connection I will give an
amusing incident which occiircd at the
Carbon county election , A foreman of
the building department of the Union Pa
cific road hud boon laboring for a week
to convert his wife lo his political faith ,
bill she remained proof to all of his tir-
gunnuitativo darts , Finally , election day ,
lie told her that one of their votes would
.simply kill the other , and said he would
refrain from voting if slio would. To
this KIO ! assented , kissed her good by ho
said ho would goto the shops. 1 Hi hail
boon gene but u few moments when she
donned her hut and cloak , and placing a
ticket which she had procured the pre
vious day in her pocket wont to the polls
in it roundabout way , avoiding the shops
where her husband worked , Slio reached
the voting place , and when the crowd
separated to allow her to pass through
she hurried up und mot her Imshand fuoo
to face ul the window , each with u ticket
in his hand. They laughed heartily at
ouoh other's treachery and bad faith , up
braided ouch other , and , locking amid ,
wont homo. "
Special Sale of Hosiery at Falconer's
all this week.
Two now upright Pianos for sale ut a
special bargain for cash ut
KDIIOI.M & li
Thosq Wild Will
can have lots In Amos' Puico on payment
of $10 down , No further payment for 0
months. Further uurticulura on applica
tion AUKS , 1DOD Firn.u.u.
A REGULAR GAME OF SEE-SAW
Wheat Fluctuates Up and Down and Olosoa
Steady and Firm ,
CORN AND PROVISIONS LOWER ,
The Cnttlo Market Active , AVItli Idttlo
Nebraska Steers nt n llltf Pre
mium Gcucrnt Market
CHICAGO CHAIN MAIUCET.
CHICAGO , April SO. [ Special Telegram. ]
WIIKAT During the bulk of to-dity's morn
ing session prices remained very steadily
around the opening prices , and \\oro llrn
rntlier than otherwise. Some bullish mews
was received from the east nt the opening ,
many telegrams hinting at a comer In wheat
at HufTido , nnd possibly another nt Now
York , belli markets being ropwteil as largely
oversold , llulfalo moro so than Now 1 ork.
Talk of this kind set Lester StniilTcr and
other Inruo operators buying quite freely.
They found wheat plenty , however , and
could do no bettor Hum keen prices up mound
llio opening quotations , which were TOtfc for
JIny. By 10o'clock everything weakened oil
on dispatches saying tliatoxpoilers weto re
selling. This chanced the tone Of the local
operators entirely for a little while , and
nmdo nu nctlvo and almost weak
ninrkct , May declining to TSjtfo. Subsequently
It Improved , as much on lucid trading as any
thing else , again touching 79o , but from
this polnl reacting to TSJ TDo. Still later It
advanced to TO fe , nnd once more started Its
regular rending Inctlcs. No decided Inter
est was displayed In the market. Local oper
ators were governed largely by outside con
ditions , und saw no reason why they should
go In on the tall of the month heavier thttn
was necessary for n scalp. The morning ses
sion closed steady nnd about llriu at opening
Coux The market was sustained by the
puts , principally provisions , but ns the
strength oozed out of this , In sympathy with
the temporary weak spots In wheat and else
where , corn became heavy , and dropped , from
! tt ; < c to aiKJ7 ? < fe for May.
PROVISIONS At different times the hog T.1
product presented a sulllcleiitly Interesting
feature to keep the crowd In the pit , but nt
other times It was deserted , nud the market
left to take care of Itself. Juno park opened
nt Its highest figure , S9.M5. From tills it ran
down to'J.ll ' } < ) , nnd picked up to SO. IGXQ
9.20. The close was nbmtt steady.
Chnmllcr-Browii Co.'s fioport.
The following report of Chicago's specula
tive markets is furnished the BKI : by W. P.
Peck , Umnliu representative of Chandler ,
Drown Co. , of Chicago and Milwaukee :
Wheat opened firm at 7l .f tor Muy. Tlio
market soon weakened slightly. May selling
nt 7SJX from which point It advanced to 711 ,
closing steady at iUJ @ JV at 1 p. in. Tlio
visible supply showed a decrease of 1,602,000
bushels. Wheat ought to advance. Would
buy on weak spots.
Corn quiet nnd easy. Visible supply showed
decrease of over 1.000,000 bushels.
Previsions steady. ! ! : 0p. in , wheat higher.
Shorts covering , Corn steady * Pork linn.
CHICAGO LIVE Sl'OOIC.
CHICAGO , April 20. [ .Special Telegram. ]
CATTI.I : The demand to-day was much bet
ter than is usual Tuesday , which has come to
DC regarded as an unlucky day for country
shippers , from the fact that eastern buyers
seldom receive aiders for that day. Trade
was fairly active lor suitable shippers aim
dresMJd beef stock. The cars of stock that
commands the most money for size and weight
nro the nice little WO to 1,0.10 lb
teers from Nebraska , such selling ns
high as 1,150 to 1,203 lb steers from other
states. The prime cause for the Jpromlu'ii is
that that they are bettor bred and hotter fed.
Common cows and canning slock continues
to sell at extremely low prices , with the out
look that from this time un until utter the
close of Iho Texas season prices will rule low.
Poor and common may bo quoted nt'51.00 ®
2.25 ; fnlrtojtood , S'J.753.25 ) ; best dry cows
and heifers , S2.60C.K5.75. The slocker and
feeder trade has been rather light the past
week , yel prices have undergone little or no
change. First-class feeders , say 1,000 , to 1,100
averages , are selling at lOQC < il.OJ ; lighter
averages , say ! > SO to 1,000 , uro making S-1.000
I.C. " ) . Light and common btoekers may bo
ipioted ul § .1.00(33.50. (
Iloas As compared with yesterdayMon (
day ) values uro u slrong lOc higher. To-day
choice assorted heavy nud linn butcher pigs
hold at Si.-I03l.03 , and mixed SU513l.i5. :
Light sorts have been cheaper the past week
and have not Improved In the same proportion
tion as heavy , selling to-day at 3J.15Q1.80.
Now York , April iiO. ilowEV On call ,
pAjrm.K PA run 1@5 per cent
KxoiiA.Vii--l : > uI ! but steady ;
for sixty days , and Sl.BSJjf on Io
nian it. ,
( lovhiiNMRSTS Dull but steady ,
STOCKS This was the iliillu.it day In stocks
luuu the dog days last year , but while tlio
market Is intensely dull It Is also strong.
There wus u dowmvaut tendency after mid ;
day for a time , but In the last hour all
previous losses were record ed ami thu mar
ket closed extremely dull but Mixing nt or
neir the /wst / ligwes of the day.
BTOOICH OK WAI.r STIIHKT.
art cent bonus. . . lOOtfO. &M.V 100 %
artu. a.Ufa - H'fi ! preferred. , . JilH
New -1's 120'tfN. ' V. 1) ) W
Pacific ( i's of'05. I'- * Oregon Trail. . . 20W
Central Pacific. . 11 Piicilii ! Mall Ml
C..SBA HO j > D.AiK '
preferred , , , , 165 P.'P.U. . . . . . . . . . Hit'
au& < i isi Itock Jflann. . , . w
] > . . L. ibAV 1'40 : St. L. & . I' . . . .
D.&JI. ' a lUMi piefenud. . .
Erie 214f 0. , M. iVSt. I' . . .
preferred. , . , fiTJfl prufeneJ. .
Illinois C.-ntr.il. .MJtf.'tit. P.iVsO
L , U.V ' 'I I iirt'ferriMi. , .
Kunsnsit'l'u.vis. 27/ Texas 1'iichiu. . .
6'ijJ Union Pncllio. , .
MsV.Vr . . , Mt . I. , AP , .
Wlch. Central. . . , m i preferred. , .
'Mo. Pacilio JWI \\Vhtern \ Union
Koitheru Pao. , , 35 ] 0.1. . N , .
lucfened. . . . 57j
. . Apill ' * 0.-Flour-Quiet , steady
nud uneluinged. winter wheat , 84.40W.I7 ;
southern , si.0'r ) < l,0"i ; Wisconsin , tH.WSi
4.75 ; MirhlKan bolt Silling , S.70I.OO : ) ; ;
Minnesota bdei ; ; > ' , f.0wi.vr ; ) ; patents51.63 "
C > ( .XOO ; low irraden , SJ.OO'/J'J.OX ) ; rye IVyur ,
HS.vy : : < c 1.5'J , hi Imrrels , 3).OJ ) < J MJ in suck ; ) .
Wheat'Opoiircl he higher , 'rcccdod Ke ,
ndvalii'i | ! , ea'jed off and closed about l//o
uhovo ye 'eiday ; cash anil Apiil , 7SQi7ik . ' ;
3l.iv VJ e
l uui ste.uly ; declined J/c. closed n aha4 |
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