Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 30, 1886, Page 2, Image 2
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY , APRIL 30 , 188G. Harry Brown , an Omaha Gambler , Arrested by a Gotham Detective. DETAILS OF HIS CRIME. A Lawyers' Ghost Story A Olnnilnrs Scene llallrond Notes and Inter- CHtltifj School Census Oilier liocnl. Ho Stole Diamonds. George C. Martin , n Now York dotce- tivcmado a capture jn'lliis city Wednesday of Harry Brown , who is wanted In Now York to answer for a dinriiond robbery committed two years ago. Brown was ho loader of a gang of burglars who tapped n Now York jewelry establish ment of several thousand dollars worth of sparkles. Ho escaped and was at lib erty for some time. A little over a year ngo ho was arrested in St. Paul , but tak ing advantage of the carelessness of llio ollicor who had him in churg and the darkness of the night , jumped from tlio train between St. Paul and Milwaukee , and escaped. Soon after that time ho ap peared in this city and has lived hero cilice. Ho served in the capacity of n cook at Jack Ntigunt's place for some time and has been before the police court tlmo and again , charged with drunkenness , vagrancy and oilier petty ofTeimes. Dotocttvo Martin hoard of him nt Council Bliill's and came to this place Yesterday , nrmed with requisition papers i'rom Governor Larraboc. of lown , for tlio purpose of arresting him. Brown had just crossed tlio river mid the dotcctivo followed him. Ho found him in a sa loon in this city , and , gaining Ids confidence persuaded him to go across tlio river and have a good lime at tlio Blulls. As soon as they reached the Iowa side Brown was placed under ar rest and the detective started for Now York with his prisoner this morning. Brown is a young follow , about 20 years of ago , of line appearance and was well known in sporting circles. There was a reward of $500 for his capture. The po lice say they liavo never boon notified that ho was wanted elsewhere or his cap ture would have been cil'ectcd long ago. A liAWJTER'S STOUY. Ho Toll's A Tale of the Milton Ghost Mystery. It was the lawyer's turn to toll a story. A small group of professional men in llio Paxton hotel rotunda last night were ex changing yarns of hairbreadth escapes , college crapc.s , etc. , for mutual amuse ment nnd edification. The disciple of Blackstone relit his cigar , which ho had forgotten to puff during the recital of tlio last thrilling narrative , and started in. "I have never had much faith in ghosts in fact , since my early childhood I had much difficulty in believing in anything 'supeuinturnl. But when I was a Fresh man at collcgo I hud an experience which came very near upsetting nil my beliefs nnd theories concerning the ghostly. You want to hear it , eh ? All rlpfit. "Tiio littlo. * occurrence that I am going to relate took place twenty years ago , near a little town known as Upper Alton , in central Illinois. I was then just entering upon my Fresh man year nt Sliurtleff college , a noble old institution which is still flourishing and turning out. graduates e.vory , year. Ojio day the report came that the scourge was spreading in the. little town of Milton , some few miles to the southeast of Upper Alton. An investigation was made and it was found sure enough , that the chol era was raging in this little village. Everything was done to stay the course of the plague , but in vain. It ran its course and before tlio ravages ceased the town of Milton was almost entirely de populated. The houses were empty , the graveyard was filled. Fortunately through extra precautions that were taken , thu cholera did not invade the surrounding towns. "Somo PIX months after this times there began to bo strange rumors circu lated about in collcgo to the effect that one of the houses at Milton or rather wlicro Milton used to bo , for there was no longer any town there was inhabited by n ghost , who was accustomed to doing all sorts strange things. The house which was said to bo haunted formerly belonged to an old man , who , if I remember aright , was named Reynolds. Ono day when the plague had been raging fiercest , lie had wandered off into tlio woods and was never seen thereafter. His wife and , daughter , in the meantime , wore stricken down and died. In the midst of the ter .nblo scenes of death and suffering which were being enacted , little was thought about the old man's whereabouts. It was supposed by these who gave the matter any attention at all that ho had wandered oil' into the woods and had died of the cholera. "The strange rumors were confirmo- by parties who went out to investigaot Die old Reynolds mansion , which was known to bo unoccupied , in common with the other houses in tlio descried village , would bo regularly lighted up joyory night. Strange apparitions would bfi seen flitting from window to window. Mysterious noises , first in this part of the house and then in that , were to bo hoard .nightly. There was oven a report that regularly at 1 o'clock uvory morning , a "nrvbtorioua man in white could bo seen to mount thu old horse which Reynolds used to own and gallop wildly over the . hills. "Those stories I , for ono , regarded as the wildest nonsense. When a party of my classmen proposed to investigate tlio mystery , I fell readily enough into the sohonio , and promised to do all in my potver to show what a ridiculous myth the Milton ghost was. Wo wont out to tlio house ono dark evening and took up our post of observation m one of the grooms. There , were live of us in the "party , and wo determined to enjoy our- jJv siatlio best of our ability , though it tutut bo confessed , wo did not feel extra "Cheerful. Howuver , wo smoked and told stories , fully determined to await the ar rival of the ghobt. It was not long bo- vjloro the ghostly noises began to bo heard Jn the upper stories of the houso. Lights were soon flitting from ono portion tion of the house to another. Groans and stranco supernatural noises tell on the ear and caused cold chills to run up and down the back of the listener. But the ghost refused to appear on the first floor and so wo determined that one of us must mount the stairs and make an investigation. Lots were drawn nnd I was selected as the unlucky committee of ono , I made up my mind not to falter and , screwing up courage to the sticking point , rushed up stairs I won't tell you . of how the strange ghostly noises were lYopcntcd with tonfoldelfectasl wandered \about the rooms on the second nnd third glories. It is enough to say that my Kailh in tlio supernatural began to bo y strongly formed. I shivered like a n. with the ague and longed earnestly a crisis of bonio sort. It was not Ing in coming. It was ono of lo awful moments of my life and Song as 1 live I never shall forget it. it 1 remember very few details about it. I recollect an apparition in while rushing lit me , shrieking like a madman. I gave ' 'one ' good look at the face of hlsghosuhip. It was the spirit of old man Reynolds. I Humbled down stairs , how , I don't know - 'rushing into the room where my companions were , fell fainting on the floor When 1 became conscious I ex plained as best I could , what I had seen. It'didn't take us moro than thirty seconds after that to l ° ave the hou o. The mystery seemed moro impenetrable than over before. "But I must not weary you with any more details of tills yarn. To close ab ruptly , the next day after our adventure , I , with ono Of tlio parly wont out to thu haunted house Wo opened the door and wont in. Tlio lirst thing wo saw , stretch * cd across the hall floor was the dead body of old man Reynolds , in ouo hand clutch ing an unliirhtcd torch. The explanation of the mystery was not difllcult then. Tlio old man , worn out by discaso , de mented by hunger and sufToring , nflor weeks of wandering about in the woods , had returned to liml his wife and child gone , mid had occupied his house as the 'ghost of Milton. ' That was my lirst and last nxncricnci * with the 'supernatural. ' " NO OIi/VNIlKKS. / Ijlvo Stook Comtulfisloncrs Rxnntno Douglas County Horses. For several days back there has been a report in circulation to the effect that about twenty horses had died from a con tagious disease on the farm of Martin Cannon about ten miles from tlio oily. Tlio report was so damaging that parties in the neighborhood were unable to make sale of their stock for the reason that it was thought thu latter might bo effected with tiio disease also. Accord ingly , the State Live stock commission determined to investigate. Wednesday G. W. Barnhardt , of Columbus , member of the commission , and Dr. Ramac- cioti , veterinary surgeon for the oily wont to tlio farm. The horses belonged to a family named Northrup who liavo gone into the cattle business. A thorough examination was made. The whole farm was driven over , and but two carcasses could bo found. Those , it was claimed had died from cold and exhaustion. The other horses were found in healty condition , though thin and weak. With those facts both the examiners concluded that the report was unfounded. PiWcdnesday morning Dr Gerth and Mujor Birnoy , the other members of the commission came to town to act deci sively in tlio matter. But as thorn was no need of their services , all the mom- burs of tlio commission wont homo yesterday. Ilnll Notes. The heads of the passenger depart ments of the Union Pacilio and B. & M. were in consultation yesterday. An agreement was entered into by the terms of which a rebate of § 10 will bo offered on all first-class tickets sold to Los An geles , Cai. , with a JJ5 rebate on second- class tickets. This makes tlio rates $40 and § 35. This move is made to meet the recent action of the Santa Fo in cutting rates. NOTES AND 1'KIISONAT.S. D. B. Keelor , of Denver , Col. , assistant general freight agent of the Union Union Pacilio railway , is in tlio city. The B. & M. headquarters building is nearly completed. The carpenters are at present working upon n fancy stair case from the first to the second stories. Though Pacific coast rates liavo boon Sroatly advanced within the past ten ays , the travel lias fallen oil but slightly. It is not anticipated that the passenger trallic will reach the normal point be fore the end of next week. The School Census. County Superintendent Bruunor lias prepared the" school census report for 1830 and has made ids report to the state superintendent. According to these fig ures , the total number of scholars in the county is 15,503 as against 14.-184 for last year. This makes the net gain for the year , 1,0(58. ( The highest per cent of increase in any one district was in 53 , which is Walnut Hill. Thu increase is 81 per cent. The second highest was in district 37 , near Harris & Fisher's packing house , increase 70t per cont. Tlio third highest was in district 3 , South Omaha , where the per cent of gain was 07. The Fnro Didn't Suit Him. Paul II. Dunlap engaged board at tlio homo of David Ilurd in Soutli Omaha two months ago , representing that lie had fallen heir to a largo estate and would have plenty of monoy. The money lias not been forthcoming , al though Paul 1ms never missed a meal or paid a cent. Wednesday he made com plaint that tlio bill of faro for the oven- .ng meal was not quite up to fho stan dard. Mr , Hurd slightly remonstrated , when Diuihip assaulted him with a chair , inllicting a bovore wound across the scalp. The pollco were summoned and Dunlap was lodged in jail. Foi'nory In llo.Htimj. The list of forgers from Boston was increased yesterday by the notification that a shrewd scoundrel named John P. Hildrotli , who had left Boston for his own good , was expected to bo in this locality. Tlio police were notified to Do on the alert to catch him if opportunity ullbnled. Glimhinu a Brick I'llo. The salesmen of C. E. Mayno are in the habit of liilclung their horses in front of that gentleman's ollico , on Farnam near Fifteenth street. Ono of- the former , J , B. Parrolt , hitched his steed at tlio accus tomed place yesterday morning. In front of tlio horse stood a pile of brick. Some thing frightened the animal , and , with out waiting for an order , he commenced to climb the pilo. And ho succeeded , though he barked his limbs and domoral- i7.od the buggy. The horse's name was Ike. It will now bo changed to "Brick- top. " Pacific Slope PoBtofllcos. F. W. Pickons , chief clerk of the post- office , has returned from a thrco weeks' trip to the Pacific coast. While fioro , ho visited thu postoillcos of San Francisco , Oakland , Sacramento and Santa Fo , and instituted comparisons between thorn and tlio homoolllco. His hospitable reception by brothers of the pouch was appreciated , but did not servo to warp his uoliof that in so far as it goes , tlio postoflico of Omaha is equal to best. It Might Have lloon Worse. Wednesday night as Roy Mayno , brother of C. E. Mayno , and Will Crary were driving south on Sixteenth street , in a lignt buckboard , the horse of Al. Ton/aim which lie was riding with a bit in it.s teeth , came along at u furious gait. The rider could not stop him , and the drivers of thu board could not get out of tlio way. The horse jumped upon the vehicle , reducing it to splinters and throwing Ton/aim heavily to thfc ground. Ho was stunned , but not injured. It was quite a shaking up all are u ml. Gripped a Grip. Cliarlos Bocou , a big-shouldered man who some time ago traveled with Whis tier , tlio renowned wrestler , was arrested last night for stealing a valise and roll of carpet , which he found in tlio waiting room. Ho was caught by Otliccr Green , Wanted u ConU Harry Thomas mode away with the coat of J. Eakins , and last night slept in tlio cooler. He will bo arraigned to-day. 8I2VENTBEN al.V-SlOIC SOUI S. The MUcrnlito Weather Pnlls to Affect the HncecsR of Kcvlvnl Meetings * About 230 people faced HIP inclemency of the weather last evening to attend the revival at the Exposition building. The meeting was opened by a song service in which the congregation joined with 7.cst. Rev. McKalg offered prayer. Ho invoked blessing upon tlio meeting , atid returned thanks for the conversions that nro being made dally , llo prayed that tlio conscience of f > 00 homes in Omaha might bo disturbed ; that every back slider might be reclaimed , and that men might bo converted upon the streets and in their places of business. Dr. McKalg staled that the expenses of keeping up the revival were greater than the amount of the collections , but lie was thankful that a spirit of liberality had taken possession of thn attendants upon the services , lie said if one soul wuro saved for Christ it would bo worth moro than thn expense , even If the entire build ing had to bo purchased. After the singing of "Tlio Half Has Never Yet BecnTold , " Mr. Jopiin led in a brief but feeling invocation of divine blnssiii" . Mr. Bltor mounted a chair facing the nudieiico and read from the scriptures the story of tlio conversion of Saul of Inraus , which ho said would bo found to contain encouragement for those who contemplate giving themselves to God. Ho said wo would learn from this that wo are able to hope to gain the hardest cases. no must try to save the hard cases , the miserable drunkard and the blatant iiilidcl. Jesus had made an apostle - tlo of Saul , who had hntcd Hun and despised His * saints. Wo want to reach these who hate the Christians. You are afraid to pray for jn-oud spirits. Tlio Lord has shown that ho can conquer any power. May God convert tlio worst man in Omaha. I emphasize this , because if God can save the worst ho can save all tills side of the worst. I want God's power to roach down Mid save Hie man who is just at the gates of hell. This conversion of Paul was just nko the conversions of to-duy. The cir cumstances may bo different , but tlio changes of heart are the same. The same marvelous power that worked llio transformation of Paul is tlio same power that presides over these meetings and is working upon our hearts. There are ev idences of this power in the 250 converts winch have been made during these meetings. Following Mr. Bitler's remarks Rev. bavagc offered prayer. When Mr. Bitlcr asked those to stand. up who felt that they had boon converted during this meeting , seventeen of the audience arose. Many others expressed a desire , to know the truth and come to the Savior. Five of the uudienco sought the solace of the inquiry room. The meeting closed with a song and prayer service. _ MO1U3 SIAtiES FOU THE MAILS. Thrco Moro licttor Carriers to bo Added to the Present Force. Sir. Contaut recently wrote to the post master general informing him of the aapidity of the growth of this city , and requesting an increase in the number of his letter carriers. Special agents came hero to investigate and reported in favor of an increase of the force by three men. Tlio ollico folks lioro think five men should have been allowed , because during the coming summer and fall the letter carriers' work will be the heaviest they have ever experienced. The thrco now men are D. C. Brown , E. L Gidding and II. H. Kirby. These men will go on duty on the 1st ot May. For the first year their salary will bo $039 ; for the second $850 , and when the city's population shall reach 75,000 they will bo paid $1,000 per year. This increase of the force will necessi tate n cutting off of some parts of the old carriers' districts , and attaching them to territory which will now , for tlio first time bo blessed with mail delivery. The delivery as a consequence will perhaps bq slow and irregular for a few days , but will disappear when routine has boon established. The force with this accession will comprise twenty-four men. Even that is inadequate to the demands. Many of the carriers are overworked. Although they are not required to carry moro mail than can bo dopositcd in their sack , yet it is a frequent occurrence to see them with p stack of loiters and papers as high as their eyes. Denver has twenty-six carriers and Omaha could safely keep the Panic number very busy , especially as it is now intended to give some part's of the city as many as five deliveries per day.Thoro There has boon fin unprecedented in crease in tlio number of packages hand led at this olliee , and during thu past year , it has equalled about U3J per cent. About 20,000 letters nro handled daily , and the number of people to handle them is no greater than it was when they had about a fair day's work to perform. Another fact suggested by an examina tion of tlio place in company with Chief Clerk Piekons and Superintendent of Carriers Evors is that the office is now too pnmll for its uses. Every available space is occupied. It is therefore a ques tion how the furniluro required by the proposed increase of the torco is to bo accommodated. These are questions which are shortly to bo submitted to the authorities at Washington They are becoming moro important daily. The ofllco people claim a respectable hearing when they appeal to Washington because last year ttio business of the office netted $85,000 , to the government. U'S GOODS. U hero Tlioy Are mill AVhoro They Are Not. Until recently , the house in which the tragedy of Sallie ' Laucr was enacted , re mained untonnn'tcd , as it was on tlio day of that unfortunate girl's funeral , for about a week back it has boon in tlio po- session of a family , tlio name of which is not material in this connection. About a month ago , however , application was made to either buy or rent tlio house , but both were declined , The house could not bo sold , because , having been the property by her husband's act , of Sallie Lanor , it comes into Lauor's pos session only to bo used during his life tlmo , and at lib death to descend to Mrs. Lauor's heir or relatives. It was not for rent , it was claimed , because Lauer did not desire to do anything with the place until ho should got out of his trouble. It was a surprise , therefore , to many people when the change took place and the property was. rented. JSow comes the question , what became of the property of the Lauors. The house still stands , but the furniture and other effects are scattered to the tour winds of tlio heavens. With this scattering there has been no small amount of dissatisfac tion among the friends of tlio deceased lady. In a furniture store on Douglas street , is quite n number of picqos of tlio household furniture. Inside tlio door , stands the magnificent mahogany cham ber set for which now $150 are asked. It Is as good as now. JPH a scratch defaces it And yet , one fecU lie could almost trace tlio very line across the foot of thn bed made by the deadly bullet as it sped to its fatal obicet- Near by , an ebony fiand-painted lire screen , a gem in design and execution , which sold originally for $75. It cannot now bo bought for much loss. OA u table there- is a cose of china dessert plates , fresh as if just from the works. They will com mand u fair price , Looking over the bed is a rod plush velvet chair , which revolves on a pivot , wilh a back made out of Texan steer horns ingcnjotifdy combined. This was n gift to Laiujr from the nail works men. In another part of the sloro is a beautiful clock , nnd n. plain chamber sot that which belonged to ( ho room in which Minorvn LnuiT 3l6pt. Upon all of 1)1930 ) , the dealer expects to realize a handsome profit. When it was known that the goods were to bo PO dis posed of , the momborn of the Gootsoliius family bccamo Indignant. Some of them visited the sloro. Jxmlgavo expression lo severe censure Unit goods which had been gifts of other * to Sally on her wedding day should bo so uncormotiiously dis posed of. It loft ithem completely with out u souvenir of her , unless , indeed , they bought back their own glfls. It is stated that at the house not long since olhor of the effects of the poor woman were disposed of , among them being some slock in llio nail works. Sim ultaneously with the tlisanpearanco of those goods was also noted the absence of Mrs , Lauor's jewels. It was known that she possessed some gold ornaments nnd diamonds , But tlieso are not now to bo soon. Where nro they ? Some people claim they were buried with their owner , and others that Ihcy arc being hold as security by a big linn in this city for "ac commodations , ' ' wlulo a third class say they liavo boon put on the market just as have the lady's otiior goods. Whatever may have boon the disposition of them certain it Is some people hold Hi at Laucr has acted injudiciously In disposing of property which did notbolong to him. His wife's goods were his only in trust , and ooiild not therefore bo sold. It was no excuse lo say Hut Latior nuodod monoy. Whatever may be his falo , ho will not want lor pecuniary assistance , The question is an open one , nnd yet it cannot bo answered by the nearest rela tives of the victim of that awful shot on that fateful November night. Buttcrmo and Butter. A reporter for the BEE , in passing along ono of the business streets , saw ad vertised what was claimed to bo butlor- inc. Buttorlno might bo oleomargarine for anything the scribe know , so ho en- teroil to gain needed information. "What is butlorino ? " ho queried. "Buttcrino is n composition , about three-quarters lard and one-quarter but ter. 1 will guaaaiiloo that , to any ono who is not an old fogy , buttcrlno will satisfy him just ns well as regular butter now docs. Congress is not attacking our material , noitlicr is Mayor Boyd. You must not confound bultcrine with oleomargarine. Tlioy are two different things entirely A package of my goods is always branded. Oleomargarine is not. Since last Febru ary , I have sold over 1,5)00 ) packages of bultorinu. Tlio people know what they wore about , and accordingly bought a second and third time. " "Do you soil to consumers ? " ' Oh , no. I only soil to dealers. " "Then dealers sell to the people ? " " " " r "Yes , sir. "Do you know , of any grocoryman in tliis town who sells bijltorino * " " 1 know of a do/.on of thorn. " "Will you givomio their names ? " ' "No. sir. Itisnono'of ' my business if they choose to koup tfioir patrons in the dark as to what they l.iro selling. If the consumer buys 'alleged butter which is really bnttcrinc , and palls for it again , it is proof , isn't ' it , | Jlinteither / ho can't tell the difference between butter and butter- ino , or else ho satisfied . with what , under other cinjumstanccn , ho would deoman imposili6"n.'j "Do many cqmnu sion men in this town handle buttcrinq/ " "Everyone of thorn' , witli perhaps one exception. " u * w "Where do Ihoy get it ? " "Our house nirninlicS nearly three- fourths of what is consumed throughout the slate and city. " "What process do you use in making butterinoV" "Wo make alternate layers of lard and butter , and then churn them in swcot milk. " "At what rate do you sell ? " "That depends upon the quality. My best 1 am selling at 28 cents nor pound. I liavo other grades at a smaller figure. " "Why have you more than ono price ? " "Because ono of our gmdos of buttor- ino contains loss butler and moro lard than the other. It is decreasing now , because the manufacturers fcol that dairy butter is losing its hold , and that drops ours down because wo do notgct a chance at your game. " "Can tlio grocers detect buttcrino if it is sold as butter ? " "Yes. " "Why don't you soli butter ? " "Because I know bultorino to bo bolter than it. " The reporter luft with the impression that many of oin ; people are consuming lard when they think they arc using but- tjr. _ TUK nnvn GODDESS Trades a Kaplst From "Wisconsin and ISriiiKs Him to Trial. - Last night another fugitive from justice came to grief in Council Bluffs. His name is Edward E. Walker , and hi ? homo is in Juncau county , Wis. Ho is charged with rape , nnd for nearly six months has been fleeing from the ofiicor.s of the law , whom ho knew lo bo upon his track. The assault was made on tlio I'.Hli ' of September , 188.5. On the pretense of bringing a young woman to his wife to secure a position as liouscniaid , ho in duced his" victim 'to" sfiaro his carriage witli him , and when a certain part of the road had boon readied brutally olfocled her ruin. Since that time the young wo man has boon in a dangerous condition , in fact , injured for lifo. A warrant was issued for the brute's arrest. Before it could bo served , ho Joft his homo , wife and children , to escape punishment. The authorities , however , have spared no means or expense. They liavo followed him in ono or another to Illinois , Iowa , Dakota , Nobraskrtfand finally to Council Bluffs. His stay iri Oiuaha was of short duration and preceded his capture by but a few days. Tua tracking and arrest have been skilfullyjxjrjormou by Sheriff O. G. Loomls , oft'Junimu county , who made the arrest , and .who will leave this morning with the } criminal. In Wiscou- for raiio is ten diance of escaping ' most encouraging order. Young Dunlap.itho hid who cracked n friend's hoiid with 'a"uiir night before last on Pine strcct/oWHF ycstordaj fined § 10 and costs. lid Fufd not the money lo liquidate , and in . .company with Officer Whalon , looked lif/so'mo / of his relatives to raise tlio assessment. But his uncles wouldn't contribute. The young man therefore bed lo go to the county jail. The Freight Depot. At an hour too late to obtain them , the articles of incorporation for the construe- lion of the now freight depot in this city were filed in the county clerk's office yes terday. The substance of them must bo reserved until this afternoon's BEE. Brevities. R. C. Lange , of this city , lias sued Heniy Haubons for 1 150 because of in juries sustained during an assault by the latter. The case will bo hoard by Judge McCullocli. _ JVery riph finds of placer gold are saU to have been made near the headwaters of Crow creek , Col. * * - Au Editor sxnil Correspondent Gives Slight Information. WASIMN-OTOX , April 2I > . John Halo Sy- plicr , ux-inoinbcrofcongioss from Now Or leans , was examined by llio telephone com- mltteo to-day , and ho said lie had suggested to K. N. Hill llio compilation of the newspaper - per articles mentioned In evidence yesterday. An arllclo had been piuparcd for the New York Tribune by the Washington correspondent pendent prior to this. Witness did not re- gat-das confidential anythlnj ? that had oc curred between Hill and Casey Young. They drank together , slept together , played poker together , and did other tilings. Ho re- niaiked that ho had taken lillPs statement for wlmt It was woith. Whltclaw Held , ot tlio Now York Tribune , was flic next witness. The first article con- ccriilng Attorney ( ionoral Uailaml's connec tion with llio Paii-Klcclrle company had been pieparcd by Major Clark , ono of the Tribune1 * correspondents. Witness had no detailed knowledge wlioro Major Clark ob tained the Information. The Tribune had not paid anything for the matter. Ho did not own any Bell telephone stock , nnd had no communication ot any kind with any olllccr of that company. In reply to a question from the chairman askln ? if Hie Tribune had not Riven a politi cal cast to the matter , witness said : "I think vou will lind wo generally call at tention to the political beat ing , Wo put our Interpretations on the facts , which you will liml in editorials. " Chalimaii You had .seen Mr. Garland's de nial and published it'.1 Witness I think so. I should not take the view that Mr. Garland's statement freed him from censure. Whatever statement Uarlaud mauc on tlio subject , I printed in full nnd at once. Witness had no personal feeling what ever against Mr. Uarlnnd. T. C. \Vashiugloncorrespondcnt of the New York Woild , was ttio next wit ness. He said the facts on which ho based the letter In evidence , ho obtained from n Untied States senator nnd must decline to name him without his consent , llo had ob tained the original history ot' tlio case from U. I1. Hill. The committee then adjourned. FORTV-NlNTJt CONGHKSH. Senate. WASHINGTON , April SO. The fourth of July claims ibill , after some deb.ite. was passed. The postolllcc appropriation bill was then taken up , on which Mr. Beck had the floor. A long debate ensued in which Messrs. Beck and Plumb joined. Mr. Beck occupied tlio floor , though with considerable Interruptions , three hours and a half. Mr. Halo ( hen addressed the senate In Invor of tlio amendment appropriating 8309,003 to pay for carrying the malls to Central and South America , Australia , China and Japan. But before ho concluded the senate went into executive .session and when tlio doors reopened - opened ml join nod. House. Tlio committee on coinage , weights and nicasmes reported the bill for tlio ictlrcment and rccolnaco of trade dollars. Placed on the house calendar. It provides that for six months after its passage trade dollars shall bo received at face value In payment of all duos to the United Stales , and shall not be again paid out or Issued In any other man ner. The holder of trade dollars on prescnta- 1 tion for sale may receive in change an equal amount of standard silver dollars. Trade dollais so received shall bo recoincd Into standard silver dollars. The house then went into committee of the whole , Mr. Wellborn In the chair , on tlio river and harbor appropration bill , the pending amendment being one providing that the appropriation for the Missouri river bo expended un der the direction of the secretary of war. without the intervention of the Missouri river commission. The amendment was re jected , Out It was agtecd th.it a vote should bo allowed on it in the house. The paragraph making an anpropriatlon of SS,250,000 lor the improvement of tlio lower'Mississippi having been reached , the committee rose. Mr. Van Eaton , from the committee on public lands , reported the bill to grant the right through public lands to any canal or ditch company formed tor the purpose of ir rigation. Placed on the calendar. The house then adjourned. The Historical Association. WASHINGTON , April 29. At to-night's ses sion of the Historical association , the last of the meeting , the committee appointed to wait on President Cleveland and request cooperation tion in securing the proper commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of the dis covery of America , reported that the presi dent assured the committee ho felt an Inter est In the matter , and intimated no would take pleasure in bringing it to the attention of congress in his next annual message. A resolution was passed thanking the re tiring president , Hon. ( icnrgc Uaucroft , for the services reudeiod the association by his presence and sympathetic intcicat. The following oilicers for the onsiilngyear were elected : President , Justin Wlnsor , librarian ot Harvaid university ; vice presi dents , Charles Kendall Adams , president of Cornell university ; William F. 1'oole , of Chicago nubile library ; secretary , Bcibert 15. Adams , John Hopkins unlversitv ; treasurer , Charles Wlnthiop Bowcn , Now Yoik. Tlio following were elected members : Chief.Tiistico Wifllo , Senators Kvarts , Hawley - ley , Plait , ' Logan , Hon. William Homy Siullh , genera ! manager of the Associated press , Commodoio George 1C. Bulknap , United States navy. Adjourned. Sliles Is Alter Them. WASHINGTON , April iM. The adjutant gcneial of thoarmy lias received tlio follow ing Iclegram from General .Miles : Tucfto.Y ; , Apiil2T. The Ainchcs in small numbers liavo been committing serious dep redations In the country adjacent to the Sonora - nora uiilroad , thiity to fifty miles south of the boundary , and to-day , the arth , killed one man north of tho-lino , near Calabasis , Aiiz. Ourtioops and thiity men of the Mexican troops aio in active pursuit , both crossing the line. Concerning Olilncso Seamen. WASHINGTON , Apill 20. The treasury de partment has decided that Chinese seamen do not fall within the piohlbltory provisions of the Chinese restriction act , and may be al lowed to land teuipoiailly in the ordinary puiMilt of their calling for the pmpo.se of shipping on u icturn voyage as soon as pos sible. Thu house committed on rules agreed to re- poita resolution , fixing the hour of mooting of the house at ll o'clock. Military AHKlKimiciitfl. WASHINGTON , April 2U. Brigadier Gen eral linger has been assliriiedto the command of tlio duiiaitmentof Dakota , and Brigadier General 1'otter to the department of the Missouri. " * Personal Paragraphs. Judge F. H. Hall , of Chadron , is in the city.J. . J. A. Hamilton , of Ncola , Iowa , is in the city. ( i. H. Purdon , Dublin , is n Paxton guest , E. W. Murphy , of North Platte , is at the Paxton. Hoy. J. Milllgan , of Princeton , 111. , Is in the city. N. W. Paddock , of Mankato , Minn. , is at tlio Millard , J. R. Buchanan , of Missouri Valley , is at the Millard. F. S. Parmaleo returned yesterday from a month's trip to ilio Pacific coast. F , W. Vosswinklo , Fairbury's real es tate agent , was in the city last evening. Judge Stonborg disposed of a few un important cases in police court yesterday Detective Cfias. Emery Joft yesterday on an important business trip in eastern Iowa and Illinois. W , W. McBride , of Adams &MoBrIdo , returned yesterday from Ohio , where lie was called about a mouth ago by the illness of Ids father. W. B. McKinney , of the Wells-Fargo and American Express companies , re turned yesterday from nn extended trip to the Pacific coast. He says Omaha and the state of Nebraska beat anything he could so ? ; in tli A DEFENSE OF GEN. CROOK. The Poet oT the Sierras Criticizes the Newspaper Writers. Jonquiii Miller , writing from Los Angeles to the Chicago Times , sayas Away down yonder within a hundred miles of the Mexican line , wlioro tlio wind blows so hard that it whistles down the telegraph poles with the sharp little stones which it whirls through the air , wlicro men are soaro and woman coma not at nil , and where life therefore must boa bit dreary , I came upon the cam ) ) of an old soldier , whom I liad known and loved for thirty years. This most endur ing , patient , ind honest of nil our many true soldiers was being abused like a pickpocket by the many people whoso lives and property ho had given tlio best days of his life to protect. On the second page of the Dally Tomlistono for April 1 , I counted tiflccn false ntid insulting paragraphs about ( too. Crook. Other papers , in proportion to tlicir in * significance , were as Insolmit. And Unit is saying tliov were as insolent as limited capacity could make thorn. The fact is tlieso potty papnrs with their falsehoods keel ) people out of tlio country. Their recent accounts of tlio turriblo Apnuhos and Gen. Crook's patient attempts to got them back on the reservation , wlicro tlio largo number of well-disposed Apaches are doing so well , would lead uo to believe - liovo that Arizona is a dangerous land to livoin. Let us look at the facts. Two or thrco dozen drunken and badly-disposed In dians almost as bad as some bad white men advised and influenced by bad white men , loft the reservation n year atro. They became outlaws and com mitted murders. But it is safe to say that at least nine out of ten of the lurid and gory stories about the recent Apache out rages were fabrications. Tlio sensational telegraph must bo fed by that wonderful novelist , tlio "special wess agent. ' What if it is not true ? Wliy , at the worst it will only have to bo contra- dieted. And that will make more news ! But without stopping to say more about this , let us look at the closing campaign with which tlio sensitive press of tlio Arizona border is finding fault. A man who has done as much for tlio border , to say nothing of his great record in the civil war , "Is entitled to now and then have the truth told about him. Briefly , then , about the end of this lust campaign the fugitives from the Indian reservation , who wore over tlio line in Mexico , sent word to Gon. Crook , who was close on their trail , that they wanted to see him and talk about terms of surrender. It was a dangerous thing. The murder of Gon. Can by by Capt. Jack and similar records arc not forgotten. But what bettor could be done ? Spend your lifo in lava-beds , as Gen. Crook hat , hunting Indians , and you will be slow to wisli for renegade Indians to come down from in accessible heights and light you fairly on tlio plains. When only two oflicer.s. some scouts , and some friendly Indians , this old sol dier , certain that death was not far off and might meet him any instant , wont , like Caiiby and Mcaeham , calinly , in the midst of these murders down there beyond - yond the Mexican line , and received heir promise of surrender. Having accomplished this Gen. Crook had the Indians pack ui > and follow on after him , while ho rode on ahead and from Fort Bowie telegraphed to the trov- ornmont tlio glad news that the Indians had surrendered to him In Mexico and were now coining in to return to the res ervation. But at the Mexican line tlio Indians halted nud refused to como on. They camped there and that night left the oamp. Why ? I will toll you why. A white man furnished them drink , for Mexican money , with which to glad dened his mean heart ; and then he read them the Ari/.oua papers stating that they would all bo hung. So you sco it is the newspaper men , and not Gen. Crook , who is to blame be cause the Indians are not again on tlio reservation. These papers have persist ently insisted that the Indians would and should bo hung. The renegade whites can read , if the Indians oun not. Tlio many papers that announced the sur render hud long and bloody editions de claring that no Gen. Crook , the governor of the territory , not even the army of the United States , could save these In dians from the rope , but that the last one should and would bo hung. And so Citi/.en Lo , sipping his codec as ho sat in his rod blanket safe on the Mexican side , read those enterprising papers. Then lie laid them quietly down , after ho had his breakfast , in the language of Arizona , to "got up and dust. " I take the responsibility of saying that if those same papers that have neon try ing to insult tills noblostof allourolliccr.s had attended to their own business and lot him attend to his , the Indian war in Arizona , would have been over long ago and tlio savages safe back on the reserva tion. And perhaps I ought to add that I alone am responsible for the assertion. Gon. Crook never so much as suggested anything of the sort jx > mo. UlyssoH in Ijuek After All. Mr. Kothaker , the editor of the Wash ington ( D. C. ) Hatchet , who lias recently returned from Colorado , publishes the following paragraph concerning the es tate ot the late ox-Senator Chaffee , of Colorado : "Ulysses S. Grant , Jr. , has been out in Colorado attending to the details ot settling the estate of his father- ill-law , the into Juromo B. Chalice. The value of the property which is left to Airs. Ulysses S. Grant cannot bo deter mined , as the hulk of it is in mining in terests. Carefully nursed , liowovor , it will aggregate probably about SlJOO.OOO. All this will remain in Mrs. Grant's name , as her husband is legally Imblo for the debts of Grant & Ward. Mrs , Grant lost her dower of ? 100,0ui ) and n residence which her father presented her in tlio failure. Chaffeu lost 500,000 of securities which ho had on deposit. Ulysses , Jr. , will bo comfortable for tlio rest of his life , nevertheless. Ho and his wife live upon a farm in Wostchestor county , owned by tlio late Mr. ClmfTco , ' ' A HAUtilUSI ) GAMIO. A Blacknialler'H Huso Destroyed by Coolness iincl Nnrvc. On the crest of one of the hills near the new court house of Douglas county , is an abode which is sometimes styled adon. Tlila den has aa inmate or two , neither of whom , bocausa of facial comeliness or symmetrical form , would ever aspire tea a Joseph. And yet , the path to the den has | not boon unmarked , unfortali/.od by human bones , Strange though it scorn , human bones , symbolized In mor , al weakness and blasted repudiation- mark tlio path trodden by careless feet. The song of the siren has done its wprk , and continued to do it witii impunity , un til a short time sinco. She had lured a man to his ruin. Tlio door of the house had scarcely .shut both siren and victim in from the world with out" , when the panel resounded with a knock , "My husband I" exclaimed tlio siren , in accents of mingled amazement and dread. "Ho must not sou you. " Tlio victim drew his revolver. "If your husband is in front of that door one minute from this , he'll never know what hit him. " Mr. Victim meant what ho said. Husband wont away , and siren and sinner parted with glances like flushings of lightning. The Protest Hocolvod. WASHINGTON , April 2S. A. memoiial from the legislature of Iowa , icmoiibtratlni ; against the cancellation of the bond ed indebtedness of the Union Pacific rallioid was presented in the sonata to-day. F.V. . Brown , of Milwaukee ; J , Hiloy and wife , of St. Paul ; W. C. Diiggan , of Topeka ; Kan. , are at thu Cantiuld , Thinks Ijovo Is l ny Enough. A Wife , in Boston Glebe : In all our marriage services , if I remember rigidly , some such stipulation is made ns ( hat wo shall "lovo our husbands. " It is , ns I understand It , tlio principal part of the contract. Let those wives who arc cla moring for pay ask thomsolvo.s if they understood this part of their obligation , Lot thorn ask their woman's heart if Ilioy know what love is. If they do not they nro not wives , and if they do they will bo patiint. Tennyson says in "Locksley Love took up the narp of life and smote on all Its strings with might ; Smote the choidof f elf that trembling passed in musicout of sight. The wife who values her labors for her husband also many dollars'nndccnt/ilia ! ) not lost self in her love for him. She lias not yet experienced the holy joy of giv ing all and asking nothing. N\ hen Ma mind and body are alike wearied and overcome by tlio toil and caro. the disap- pointimmta and In justice , thonevcr-cons- Ing conflicts of lifojio will not bo refreshed and stronghoiied by the society of such a woman. Ho will liavo to turn to the wine-room , the pool-room , or still worse ( huv nc no one loromind him that ho is bettor than an animal ) , ho will finally seek distraction in some form or other , for tlioru are very few men who can qulolly cat tlicir hearts out in silence , as wo women often do. The wlfo who al lows her husband to seek thesn distrau- lions will Unit they cost something , too. She will got loss and loss money from him in consequence. It will bo wiser in every way to love him out of them. Save htm from Ids very faults It is easier than many think. Be his bettor , nobler self. 12 von if she cannot succeed alasl there are men whom an angel cannot reclaim verily she will have her reward , in thai she shall bo an aimol. In Hourly every thing I think wo are not tlio equals of men , but lot us romi'inber that in our capabilities of serving and suffering wo nro fat higher. Just so long ns women become wives for any consideration , or ease , or anything less noble than u pure love , just so long there will bo mis erable , disappointed aiid ill-paid 'wives. A canvass of the house of representa tives is said to show 153 members in favor of the bankruptcy bill , 71) ) against it and 29 non-committal. JIo Guvo It Awny , Detroit Free Press : "Madam , " ho said after a. long survey of a flower stand at tlio Conlral nmrkct yesterday , "could you recommend mo something to piaco on my wife's ' ravoV" "I think so , " she answered , as she looked him over. "llo\v \ long lias she boon dead ? " "Six years. " "Married again ? " "What is that to you ? " "Oh. you needn't bo so cranky. I'vo dealt in cemetery flowers for the last fifteen years , ami 1 know about how things work. If you are still a widower you want about $1 worth of flowers ami a border of moss. If yon are married again you'll ' pick out a ! io cent rose bush and boat mo down to 15 cents , and send , it to the cemetery by a car driver. " Ho pretended to Go very indignant and went to tlio oilier end of tlio market and bought two feoblo-looking pinks for seven cents apiece. It was recently decided in a Cincinnati debating .society that a man is not nocos- stirilv an Irishman because ho wears a cork leg , Throat trouble dangerous. Red Star Cough Cure , safe and sure , 25 cents a bottle. The number of pictures sent in for the spring exhibition of the Paris salon 5 5,000 , but there is room only for half of them. Ilalford Sauce makes cold meats a luxury. o - [ [ Kansas' winter wheat acreage is placet ! at 10 per cent below that of last year. About 40 per cent of the sowing has been killed. Ilalford Sauce for family use. Sold evcry- where. Tcmpcrnnco speakers arn swarming into Rhode Island , and u great effort i § to bo made to carry tlio prohibitory amendment. O. II. Holbcrg , Pastor Woodhnvnn M. E. Church , South Woodhavcn , Queens Co. , N. Y. , states : "I liavo used Allcoek's Plasters for thirty years. Never found them fail to euro weakness of the back , spine and kidney dilUcullics. Tlioy are very agreeable and strengthening. A short time ago I got in a profuse perspir ation while preaching. Imprudently go ing homo without my overcoat , I lost the use of my voice , and the next day had u violent pain in my back , kidneys and chest. 1 could hardly breathe. Three Allcock's Plustors applied to my back , chest and kidneys cured me completely in six hours. I was astonished how quick my breathing became easy after apply ing. " t Hog cholera , which is so dreaded by farmers , can bo cured by St. Jacob's OiL . t > SICK IlKADAOin : . Thousands who have fiiiUbri'd intensely with siok hoadaoho say that Hood's Sar.saparilla lias completely cured thorn. Ono gentleman thusroliovcd , writes : "Hood's Sarauparillu is worth its weight in gold. " Header , if j-ou are suf fering with sick headache , give Hood's Sarsajwrilla a trial. It will do you posi tive good. Mudo l.y C. I. Hood & Co. , Lowell. Mass. Sold by all druggists. 100 Do es Ono Dollar. If , It Not that consumptives should bo the least np- prohonsivo of tlieir own condition , wluo all their friends are urging and beseech ing them to bo more careful about ex posure and overdoing. It may well bo considered one of tlio most alarming symptoms of the disease , where tlio pa tient is reckless and will not believe Unit ho is in danger. Header , if you are in this condition , do not noglcct the only means of recovery. Avoid exposure and fatigue , bo regular in your hnbiU , and use faithfully of Dr. Piorco's "Golden Medical Discovery. " It has saved thous ands who were steadily failing. When IU1 > j TTM ilck , Wlion ihe triw B Child , < he cried for CutorU , When eba bocama lllis , the clung to CutarU , Wliau ibe ludCUldien , elei ; T6 themCistori * , PILHS ! c PlbKS ! PlhKS A sure cure for Blind , Bleeding , Jtahln and ulcerated Pitas has bouu discovered by Dr. Williams , ( an Indian icinody ) , called lr Williams' Indian Pile Ointment. A single box has cured tlio worst chronic cnum of 25 or SO years standing. No one nt-wl miller five minutes nllcr applying this wonduiful sooth ing nuxlicine. Lotions and Instruments Uo moro 1mm than good. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment absorbs the tumors , allays the intense itching , ( particularly at ululit after cettln warm in bed ) , acts as a poultice , elves Instant relief , and Is prepared only for Piles , itching ot private parts , and for nothing olsa. HKN mtiKAHKS OUHKD. Dr. Frazicr's Magic Ointment cures as by magic , Pimples , IJIack lfcad or Orubi , Blotches and Kruptlons on the face , leaving thesKln clear and beautiful. Also cures Itch , mi'/u",1"1 ? , ° .re NIPPlcs , Sere Lips , ami Old Obstinate Ulcers. Hold by druggists , or mailed on receipt of KfcUjiod by Kulm & Co. . and Schroetor * Conrad. At wholesale by U & Uoodiuaa.