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THE OMAHA.DAILY BEE ; WEDNESDAY MAY 5 , 1886 ,
. DOESN'T ' WANT TO BE ROPED ,
Bccauso Piorson Says Ho Didn't Kill Watson
HOW NODES' HEAD SWELLED.
The Bricklayers nro Looked Out In *
dieting- .Inll Ilirtl-SolC-Con-
vlctcd Thieves -Nabbed
John Pierson , fho lalo convict , and llio
man now suspected of the murder of
Watson li. Smith , is confined in the
county jal. ( Ifo is n low-sized man , of
medium weight , and swarthy counte
nance. His looks are these of repulsiveness -
ness acquired less from nature than asso
ciation with criminals. Ho is cool and
deliberate In conversation , nnd displays
in what ho says more than the average
amount of Intelligence.
Ho is suspected of the great crime in
question because of the statement of a
former coll-mato in the penitentiary , who
claims that Piorson admitted to him
the commission of the act. His case is
now being considered by the grand jury.
Pierson was yesterday scon by a re
porter for the liKR and asked for Ids
statement , if any ho had to make , as re
gards his connection with the Smith
" 1 don't know anything about it , " ho
Bald. ' 'It's a perfect outrage , that's what
it Is. I don't know any more about that
murder than you do ; less perhaps , bo-
causa I wasn't hero attlio time , and moro
than that , never hoard of it. That was
a story of the man I was "colling" with
which swelledNobes1 head , and ho did it
lust to "square" himself with the jailor.
You see , Nobes , too , wanted to pot
the reward by catching the murderer.
Now I ain't no murderer , because I
didn't know such a man as Watson B.
Smith existed. As I tell you , it was n put
up job. It just started with the man I
was "colling" it with. Ho had made an
httompt to escape from the "pen , " and
was captured and then ho lost all his
good timo. So ho tries to square himself
and tells this story about mo and gets
himself put into n cell with me ,
nnd then pretends that I ' give
him the whole thing away.
What would I give it away for ? Wouldn't
that show that ! was a fool , because any
man would know it would be the cud of
mo. Nobes wanted to get the reward
and put a feather in his cup of catching
the murderer , and told Sutton that if I
would confess committing the murder
that ho would pay mo $300. Sutton sajd
that Nobes had the strry written out in
his room but that it would
not bo well for him ( Nobes ) to
ask mo to sign to it , so lie spoke to Sut
ton to nsk mo. I asked him how ho
thought an innocent man could sjgn
such a thing to make a murderer of him
self. Sutton paid Nobes had written out
the statement in his own writing , but as
it wouldn't look well to have it appear in
his writing , ho wanted mo to copy it and
sign. But I didn't want any $300. When
ho found that I couldn't ' bo made to
sign -Nobcs got mad and put mo in
the dark hole and kept me there , oft' and
on. about seven days' . My hands were
tied behind me , and drawn up almost to
my shoulders with a cord around my
nock , so that I could scarcely walk and
if 1 lay down I couldn't got up. And
then I had only bread and water to live
on , and not very much of these cither.
* Every now and then ho would come to
rue und ask mo if 1 had made up my
Blind to confess , and I would tell him I
'Jid not have anything to confess. Ono
day ho came and said ho was going
nway , so I had better confess- and I
turned nway and walked into the black
Pierson was then serving a term for
highway robbery and was discharged
last February , whereupon ho was imme
diately arrested to await the action of the
After leaving Piorson , the reporter
sought Sutlon , who was parading in the
open room below- Sutton is a blonde ,
puffed up witli the attention and nolo-
torioty ho lias received , and declines to
make any statement concerningPierson's
alleged confession until ho goes before
, the court. He is a nervous man and
seems to bo constantly conning his story
. lost it slip his memory.
1r NO COMPROMISE : .
Ik The Bricklayers Want No Committee
ftI to Arbitrate.
1 The long-looked-for mooting of the
1i i Ij1 Bricklayers' Union was hold last evening
t p at their hall , corner Fourteenth and
I Douglas streets. It was largely attended
i nnd was mainly dovolod lo n considera
t tion of tlto proposition of grading brick
1 layers as made by the contractors. The
1f 1t proposition was couched in these words :
f , .VOMAJIA , Neb. , April 30 , ,18SO. 'lo the
1r 1 a , ' 'Bricklayers' Union : Wo. the undersigned
r conti'aclors , have lids day considered your
1 - notification of the Increase of wages on and
1I t after May 1st , and nave passcu Iho following1
I resolution :
llc&olvod , That wo demand that the mini-
j mum wages bo decreased to 40 cenls per hour ,
and that wo will agico to pay the best men
DO cents per honr.antl wo will meet a commit-
-v tee to classify. H. LIVKSIIY & Co. ,
f WlTllNlH.r. BlIOS. ,
ItocnroiiT & Ooiu.i ) ,
SlAIlTIN iTTNYKK ,
aioi Aimiun Jnii.vsotf ,
. iSKiiton & HuNTint ,
f Tuos. YATKS ,
KoilAN it WlTHNKLT-
" " " ' The proposal was road and considered ,
but did not find a man in the assembly
who was willing to accept the terms.
After a careful discussion , it was ununi-
f mously agreed thai the rates proposed
would notuu accepted , und furthermore ,
that the Bricklayers' Union would not
yiappolnt a committee to confer with con-
" -"tractors , as proposed , upon the subject of
_ classifying tlio tradesmen.
* " This practically brings the discussion
> to n point whore either concession must1 !
, bo made by some of tlio parties or else
, . protracted period of idleness bo entered
uiion by both contractor and artisan.
* ' It bhould bo stated that the firm of
* k , Sclroo & Hunter mentioned above are1
r only bookmakers , hiring no bricklayers ,
f ana consequently hud no right to sign
* the document.
p , Thomas Yules , whoso name is also ap-
' .ponded , signed with the understanding
* that if the question wore not bottled by
last Monday , ho would bo at liberty to
withdraw , air. Yates yesterday asserted
Ids rights und accordingly withdrew.
The bricklayers are in the best of good
humor over Iho matter , notwithstanding
thai many of them have boon idle during
the winter , They place tha responsibil
ity upon the contractors. Six weeks ago
, they notified the latter , at their own request -
* quest , of thu proposed demand for increase
creaseof wages. They did so , they claim ,
at the request of the contractors in
'ovder to enable the latter to bid upon
spring and summer work. The men
clium , therefore , the contractors have no
v rpason to bo dissatisfied wlh the demand ,
Jslieoauso they have had ample time in
. which to get ready for it in all the year's
WThoy claim further that this is not a
strike , but a lock-out. That on the morn ,
ing of the 550th ult. n number of the con
tractors told their men they would pay
, /'fifty cents per hour , but that in the evening -
-ing they said that the men had bolter lie
off The bricklayers fcol it will not bo
1 JODK before the conlructors will come
1,10 their terms , and they propose
f-ih wait quietly and peaceably for that
' " rent. They are encouraged in this do-
termination by knowJedgo that al
ready the sympathy of mnnv ot the con
tractors is with them and is displayed by n
hearty acceptance of the rates demanded.
Urlck Moul < tcrfl.
Thcro will boa meeting of brick mould
ers in Wolff's hall on the southwest cor
ner of Twenty-second and Cuming street ,
this evening , nt which it is desired that
every brickj moulder in Omaha bo
present. It will bo hold sharp at 8
o'clock. The meeting is called by order
of the vice-president of the Urlck Mould
ers' union. _
The llovlvnl at the Exposition.
On last evening the Exposition building
hold an audience perhaps as large as any
church in the city would accommodate.
The song service at the beginning was
lively and exhilarating. W. J. Slovens ,
the leader of the singing , has few equals
In this line , and assists in the accomplish
ment of good second only to the man
agers of the meeting , llov. J. W. Stew
art , presiding elder of the Nebraska City
district , led in an earnest prajcr , plead
ing with God graciously to bless the
efforts of the evening' .
Pastor McKalg advertised that a bible
reading would be hold in the building at
10 o'clock tj-day , and the usual kind of
service this evening. The women's
mooting will take place at a o'clock p.
m. , and nt 8 o'clock Dr , Lowry will
The customary collection was taken up
to assist in defraying the expanses of the
mooting , while a song was boiii" sung.
Several ministers occupied the front of
the platform. If no other good result
shall como of the meeting , it is making a
favorable impression abroad.
Mr. Joplin read the following :
A mother asked prayers for an only
son who is far from God.
Please pray for a daughter who is far
A father und mother dcsiro prayers for
an only son , one of whom is in Omaha
and one in Montana.
Isaiah 45:23 : was read as a text by the
evangelist , who said :
This text oos on the supposition that
the sinner is lost. And the word sup
poses every sinner is blind and helnlcss
0,1 am glad that the Uiblo says : ' 'Look
unto mo and bo ye saved. " Do jou
know what this scripture suggests to my
mind ? It leads mo to think of
the children of Israel in the wil
derness. They were powerless and could
not help themselves. Hut Moses reared
up a brazen serpent and said to the
people , look and live. I fancy I sec
motliors bringing their liltlo ones to be
healed by looking upon the serpent.
Although the bitten one could not com
prehend why ho might bo healed , ho was
as some of yon who have put to a test the
ellicacy of looking to Jesus. I pray you
may venture out on this line this evening.
Now , tills great salvation includes the
being absolved from the guilt of sin.
How are you going to make it right with
God , except you give cast thy soul upon
the Lord Jesus CTirist ?
lint I now want lo say that God will
forgive your sins and remember them
against us no more forever. You who
are the very vilest of the vile may bo
Ho will not only save us from the guilt
of sin , but ho will save us from the
power of sin. You shall bo glad that ho
will work a change in our hearts , mak-
iiiff us now creatures in Christ Jesus.
But how can I be a Christian ? says Unit
giddy lady. Ho will give you a new heart
nnd uolp you to succeed in the Christian
I had as a bed-fellow last night a young
man who a week since was on a drunken
spree. But ho came to , Omaha and to
llio Buckingham , and then to this meet
ing , and lou/ul Christ. Ho told mo
ho was so happy ho could hardly
slccp.J Ho went over to Lincoln last Sat
urday , and while transacting some busi
ness with , a man who used so many oaths
that he made the now convert shudder.
Ho asked the man to omit the swearing
till the business was done , and the man
blushed. Ono week ago I could have ex
celled him in the use of oaths.
O , my friends , you may have a mansion
in the skies , if you look to the son of
righteousness. May God grant to save
u.i for Christ's sake.
Ilcv. Hitler offered prayer at the con
clusion of his sermon , and then asked for
the singing of No. 81 "Alas and Did My
Savior iIccd" $ very softly.
I would like those who luvvo looked to
Christ and now live , to rise. Then ho
wislioi all others who desired to live by
trying this remedy , to rise. A largo num
ber arose , and ho insisted still others
would signify a. dusiro to bo saved from
the guilt and power of sin.
Every ono wishing to lind the Savior
was invited to the inquiry room , and pret
ty soon a number of workers began ask
ing persons to accompany them to the
side room to bo instructed as to the way
to Und Christ.
The following is tho.report . of the Second
end Presbyterian church , Omaha , to the
Omaha Presbytery , for year ending April
Number of older , 9 ; number of deacons ,
0 ; added on examination , fll ; added on
cortiliealo , 00 ; total mcmbnivship , 478.
Contributions : To home missions ,
$500 ; foreign missions , $315 ; ministerial
relief , $78 ; education , ? 85 ; siislentation ,
$43 ; frcrdmonlOnul : of colleges , $ -13 ;
general assembly fund , 39.IO ( ; bible so
ciety , ! M.07 ! : pastor's library. $30.40 ;
deacons' fund. $110.10 ; Westminster mis
sion , $30.27 ; Woman's Christian associa
tion , $ iil)0 ) : ) ; Women 'sTeniporanco union.
$31.150 ; Pipe organ , $3,233 ; Congregational
purposes , $0,412.04.
Sabbath school membership : High
school , 1587 ; Westminster mission , 103 ;
total , 549.
Vfiughan Coming to Omalia.
Ev-Mayor W. 11. Vauglmn , of Council
Bluffs , has rented rooms on Fifteenth
street , near Farnam , and will , in a few
days , open up a business under the nama
of the Nebraska. Iowa - and New York
lleul Estate Exchange. Ho has effected
an arrangement with a Now York firm
und will come prepared to go Into the
business on a largo scalo. Mr. Vaugiian
was mayor of Council liluffs fpr three
terms , and is one of the most widely
known nion'in the we.steni country. . . He
U an indefatigable worker. In connec
tion with the real estate business Mr.
Vaugiian will remove Ids paper , the
Eagle , from Council Bluffs and publish
"The Daily Real Estate Eaglu. "
Mr. E. W. MayfloUl'a Hesluiiatlon
E , W. Maytinld , ono of tlui oldest and
most ofllciont telegraphers in this city ,
has soverpd his connection with the
Western Union Telegraph company , and
will now engage in another venture ,
which ho does not now desire to name.
Mr. Mayiicld has boon in the Western
Union'b employ for live years back , and
latterly filled the position of manager
and chief operator in a most capable
manner. Ho tendered his resignation on
the 1st of last February to take effect the
1st of this month , ami his place has ac
cordingly been illicit by W. H. Wood-
ring , late of Kansas City.
The Two Orphans , as presented nt the
People's theater last evening by the Kan
sas City Museum Dramatic company
drew a fairly largo und highly plcasod
attendance. The characters were well
assumed throughout , with ono oxcoplion.
Miss Katie Dulton and Miss Emma Gates
as the two orphans did especially effect
ive work and were ably supported ,
linjjaro will bo presented to-uight.
IOWA STVTK NKWS.
The Soldiers' Homo Finally Tjocntetl
nt MntshnlHown Other Itoim.
] ) r.fl MOI.NKS. May 4. [ Special Tdeumni. ]
On tlio twenty-fourth ballot late this after
noon the Soldiers' Homo was located at Mar-
slinlllown. The vote standing six for that
place and five for Dubuque. Afler the twen
tieth ballot the to\\n iccclvlng the fewest
votes each time wns dropped. Burlington
being the List dropped nnd Ilioconlcst finally
being n an owed down to Diibunuo and Mnr-
filmlltown > vltli the icsult named. Marshall-
town offers for the home 128 acres of land
and a cash donation of 513,000. The pro
posed silo for llio homo Is about one mlle
and n half from the center of the city , forty
acres of the tract being \\llhln llio corpora
JIUSIP TKAcnr.tm MUP.T
The first annual convention of the Stnto
Music Teachers' association begnn In this
clly lo-ilny. The convention was called to
order by President ( lodfioy , of Mount Vrr-
lion. An address of welcome was given by
Mayor Phillips and this was followed bv the
annual nddiowof Piesldciit Godfrey. Musi-
uid cxi'iciscs consumed the rest of the even-
I UK. A largo number ot piomliiciit musi
cians of the state arc present , and the con
vention will continue till Friday.
coNvn.viiox OK DENTISTS.
The Stale Dental nssoclallon began lls
twonty-llrst annual niccllug at Iowa City to
day. The atlcndatico Is large , and great in
terest Is shown In thu proceeding. 1'roil-
ilnnl Plcknrd. of the state university , dcllv-
cicd the nddrcss of welcome. The annual ,
address to the association wns delivered by
Its president , Dr. A. Marscman , of Iowa
City. Discussions on sovcral papers relating
to dental work occupied the day.
8KTTMNO foil TUX OAPITOI. .
The governor to-di\y appointed ox-Sonator
Arnold , of Marshalltowh , to icprcscnt the
state In lls settlement with Urn board ot capl-
tel commissioners. The lost legislature pro
vided that the board should bo abolished
alturJnlv 1 and directed that a commission
er should bo appointed to settle their ac
Mexican Gnttto Thieves in Texan.
GA.r.vr.sroN , May 4. The News' Austin
dispatch says : Governor Irulnml yesterday
iccolvcd a dispatch stating a baud of Mexi
can soldiers crossed Into Texas on the 1st
lust , , 200 miles below El Paso , anil drove
Into Mexico 275 head of cattle belonging to
the ranch of J. C. McComb , Presidio county ,
Texas. The governor was'nsked to 01 der the
stale rangers lo pursue the llilovcs , but Ad-
jumit ticticral King replied that as the pur
suit was not Immediately made the state
troops would not bo permitted to cross Iho
llio Grande now. and any redress must como
thiough application to conjjiess. Klngiul-
vlsoil McComb lo collect prool for Heprcbeiil-
atlvo Lanham to use in calllm ; Iho attention
of the fedcial authorities to the outrage.
The Apache AVnr.
XooAi.ns , Ariz. , May 4. Lieut Chile , of
. Lebo's " 1C " Ninth colored
Capl. troop , cavalry , (
ored , ) reached hero at daylight with dis
patches from the front. Lebo had an hour's
engagement yesterday aftoi noon with bos-
tiles in the PiiiKCO mounlulns , losing one
killed and ono one wounded and the Apaches
killed. Doing unable to dislodge the hostilcs
Irom their stioiighold , Lcbo withdrew the
tioop. Troop "L , " tenth , and tioop "U. "
fourth cavalry , left hero at 1 this morning to
aid Lcbo in a second attack which ho pro
poses to make on the Apaches.
Extending l < 'rco Delivery.
WASHIKOTOX , May 4. The house com
mittee on po'stollices and postioads to-day In
structed Uepresentallvo Dockcry to report
favorably the bill to extend the tree delivery
system to all towns containing 10,000 Inhabt-
tauts whoso jross ? postal revenues for the
year weio SlO.ooo or moie. Tlin
ill also provides for three classes of letter
cairlers , who aioto receive compensation of
81,1.03 , S800 and SCOO per annum icspectively.
Lord Itcnconsflold as nu Adventurer.
George Saintsbury in Magazine of Art
for May : Lord Baaconslicld was an ad
venturer in politics in very noarlythe
same sense as Mr. Gladstone is an adven
turer , and as Canning was. He was not
nearly so much of an adventurer as
Burke , and he was not very much more
of one than Mr. Pitt. That is to say , Mr.
Disraeli was not cradled and rocked and
dandled into logislatorhood ; he had no
political sponsors in English politics , and
no did not belong to any of the great
houses which have governed Great
Britain , on llio whole for Great Britain's
8ood , during the" last few hundred years ,
n the other hand , ho was so little of an
adventurer that lie entirely lacked , and
never attempted to gain , the adventitious
aids to political success which all the
four distinguished persons above men
tioned possessed. Ho did not como
into public life as a nominee of
a great man like Mr. Gladstone
and Canning , or as a useful "devil" like
Burke , or as a freelance , subsidised by a
party hatred toagrcat minister , likTi Pitt.
There is no duke of Newcastle , there ife
no marquess of Kockinghani , there is no
duchess of Marlboroiigli , in Lord Boa-
consliold's career , lie fought the light
with a barely sullieicnt independence of
property , and with a great deal more
than sullieicnt independence of charac
ter. It is a subject of some arau omont
to the critics of his detractors , that these
detractors , at the very moment that-they
decry Mr. Dibrach as an adventurer ,
quote wilh pride and joy Ihp heartburn
ings of great lory magnates over his
friendship witli llicir sons , and iling.s of
tory members of parliament utthe gradu
al progress of thih abtonbhinir aularkes-
What I wish to point ouj.is that in Eng
lish we don't call that kind of-sueco.ss the
success of an adventurer ; \yo call it the
success of a genius.
Let us , to conclude , sum up the simple
facts of what this adventurer- . Witlr
out great fortune , without patronage ,
without popular agitation , without the
popular subscription of money which
two of his famous contemporaries Cobden -
den and O'Connoll , did not disdain , lie
raised himself from a vdry ordinary ,
though not mean , station to the- prime
ministorsliip of England , and to fcomo-
thing which has been mistaken by men
not altogether fools for the arbitorshlp of
Europe , 1 do not mention his earldom ,
because that has boon ntlalned by quite
ptherguess sorts of persons , nnd Localise
it has been suspected that at least one
part of Mr. Disraeli's reasons for accept
ing it was good-humored delight in fool
ing that the fuel of Ids acceptancernudo
n similar acceptance by oilier people , who
would really have liked it much more , apolitical -
political impossibility. As to what he
did for Kngland we get once again into ,
contested matter. Lot it only bo said
what the men before referred to ,
some of whom have not been doomed
fools , thought he , aid for England.
They thought and it would appear have
not ceased to thine after seven twelve
months and a day that he raised the
country once moro to its proper position
among European nations , after a gener
ation of backsliding : that ho put it in a
slate to maintain , if ho chose , that posi
tion ; that ho ranked as a kind of pacilio
Wellington , as a bloodless Marborough ,
us a restorer of English honor after
long eclipse. Very likely they wore
wrong ; on that point it would bo improper -
proper to offer the least opinion hero.
lint who else that can bo mentioned has
ever spread such an opinion of himself
and Ills actions not among the thirty
millions , "mostly fools , " but among the
thousands or hundreds , some , nt least ,
of whom are most certainly not foolish *
1 was walking not long ago with a
friend of mine from whoso society I nnd
it difficult to cut myself off , despite the
extraordinary and most provoking diffi
culty of finding out exactly what ho
moans. The subject of Judunhctze hud
somehow or other turned up , and 1 re
marked , perhaps rashly , ' 'Alter all they
have given us the greatest poet of the
" "Yes " ho said * 'aud
century. , , they
have given us the greatest statesman.too.
Anybody with ordinary talents can direct
a development. It is not everybody that
can arrest a decay. ' ' I duresuy wo were
both talking uonsmiso ; yet there- are mo
ments whim I doubt it.
A STRANGK CASE.
A Man In Ijlpjjbo'jnt the Mercy of ft
Scir-'Ydmtt ) < cd Tcrjurcss.
The grand j Vy ill the present term of
the United Slalom circuit court will bo
called upon to iiidict a man named
McCarthy , now In the Iowa penitentiary ,
and who has ye\ \ some months to spend
within Its walls , lie was convicted of
intentionally trtfditfr a letter from the
poslofllco at AUjlain Iowa , which was
intended for somn other person. When
on trial ho bribed n woman residing near
him lo swear for ' 50 that nho was 'in
the poslofllco at , the time ho called for
mall , and that tlib .letter ho received was
not the ono with which ho was charged.
Since that time the woman in ques
tion has coma to reside bore , after
having , it seemed , traveled around
and enjoyed herself , dressed in the
attire of a man. Her relations with
McCarthy , whatever they may have been ,
seem to have bcon discontinued. Ills
now proposed to Iiavo McCarthy arrested
as soon as ho is discharged from the pen
itentiary , upon the Uniting of inducing
this woman to commit perjury to save
him. It is believed that the fair pcrjurcss
whoso name is Swan and who was before
the grand jury yesterday , has testified to
McCarthy's solicitation and known falsi
fication , but no Indictment has yet been
John Piorson , the man suspected or
charged with having murdered Watson
B. Smith , was brought Into rourt and
surveyed the grand jury without , how
ever , making any objection to them.
Judge Dundy instructed the jury that
the investigation of the murder of Wat
son B. Smith , was the principal subject
which would , engross their attention ,
And in view of Iho shortness of the funds
it would bo advisable to conduct tholr in
vestigation with as great dcspatcli as pos
sible. The district attorney would pre
sent to thorn only such evidence as he
thought would save valuable timo. He
regrottcd to state that the cause of jus
tice had been somewhat interfered with
bccauso of the publication by a ccrtian
paper , between llio time of adjournment
nnd reconvening of ono grand jury of
evidence of importance concerning a certain -
tain case , thus making it possible for cer
tain witnesses to get beyond the reach
of the court. The evidence could have
been secured only by the dishonesty of
some member of the. grand jury and ho
cautioned , the members , therefore , to
keep inviolate the proceedings of Ihcir
Melvin Teitfort , for robbing the mail
al Kendall in this State , of a $30 register
ed letterpleaded guilty and was remand
ed for sentence.
Hugh C. Swartwood. the defaulting
postmaster at Elm Crook , pleaded guilty
and was also remanded for sentence.
Board or Education Itcporr.
The annual report of the board of
education for the year ending May 1 ,
1833 , has just bcon completed. The
pamphlet is a handsome piece of work
anil contains , in1 addition to very full re
ports , perfect ctijs of , the different school
buildings of tlioiily ,
Secretary Couoyor's financial report
shows that the receipts for the your cud-
ing Juno yn , 1835' ' , wore as follows :
Flom levy ot IRH'and Tractions of
pievlous yeais X. . . 'P. ' S C0.001 7 ! )
From tuition niuUtniieellaiicotis. 747 00
Fioiu state appoitlonment 19,17903
From fines and licenses * ' 107,23 09
o ' )
Total receipts 524 ,10180
Balance on hand1 March 31,1S34. 14,97409
Total available , for'car S2C2,9.)9 49
The expenditures ' -amounted to $331-
' saying :
_ _ . _ of school youths
according to the ftonShs of last April , was
11,203 ; a gain over last year of 8'Jo. The
gain of the previous ( year -was 1,410.
This indicates that the rate of growth of
the city is not as rapid as it was a year
ago."The total enrollment of pupils for the
3'car was 0,273 , an increase over that of
the previous year of 397. The increase
of the year 1883-4 was 015 ; and of the
year 1883-3 , 711. While this falling off in
the gain is partly duo to the retarded
growth of the city , it is no doubt chiclly
duo to other causes. "
On last Sunday a fellow named Brown
entered the residence of James McVeagh
onlho _ corner of Twelfth and Cas3 , and
robbed the place of a gold watuh , lady's
chain , charm- , ring and other jewelry.
The .goods , of course , wcro missed and
Defective Dingman's advice .scoured. He
suggested the pawnbrokers in both
Omaha and Council Bluffs , bo informed of
the nature of the goods stolen. This
.Was done , and accordingly , yesterday ,
the chain when presented lo Goldstein
the Council Bluffs pawnbroker , was immediately -
mediately recognized. On , the ground _
that it had to be tented , a delay inthe
proposed purchase took place , the police
were informed and Brown was jugged ,
Yesterday Judge Stonbcrg issued a war-j
rant-for grand larceny against Brown ,
whicli will bo the basis upon which to
obtain a requisition to have Brown
brought to this city for punishment , lc- ) (
caiiiio MeVoagh intends to make him suf-
.for , especially since nothing but his wife a
"djialh cm : bo discovered. '
Messrs. Usher & Uu sell , llio now iron
founders and machinists , came up from ,
Kansas City last night and enrolled at
the Paxton , They brought with them
plans and specifications for thnir now ;
buildings to bo eieetediin Bedford Placo.
Tiio-io specifications will bo submitted to
builders to-day and to-morrow , and com
prise descriptions of a foundry and machine -
chine shop of both wood and brick , 70\-
145 and 120x00 respectively , in dimen
sions , The work of creeling these must
bo proceeded witli immediately bccauso
the works must bo running before the
15th of Juno.
These gentlemen have already taken
hold of a number of the U. P. moulders
and are directing their work , and when
the new shops arpjbuilt will transfer thorn
from their present places.
Close Qu'artors. '
Jailer Miller ufcyal the county jail is
now sheltering eighty-ono-criminals and
suspects and seven. lusano people. It is
crowded almost- suffocation. It gives
evidence of boUtgL entirely too small for
the purpose for which it was erected. A
well known citi/Am rehiarknd ot it , yes
terday : "Tlio thtfg fgoks more like a toy
than an institution intended for tlio re
tention of criminal ? * . " In ono of the
cells yesterday , ajjo'ut the size of a sleep
ing car sectlon ( | ( Uiojc wore seven men
confined , and so imri'mv wore the limits
of the place that thoyJiad to put up their
bunks in upper tinu lower tiers to got
along at all.
A ( Jentlonian'8 Mar rl ace.
Robert Gentleman , a cousin of William
and Thomas Gentleman , formerly of this
city , and now of Platte county , was mar
ried on last Monday to Miss Mary Carrig ,
at Platte Centre. The couple start out
in life under the most favorable auspices.
TThen Bby w * rick , we gtre her ftutoiU ,
Wlien tha WM Child , ( bo cried for CeitorU ,
When ibo 1 > ecme Ulu , * fca clang to CutorU ,
Wtea § h hd CUU4 n , t * T them C
Worklngmon wore yesterday at work
repairing llio Iiorsn car track at' the cor
ner of Farnam and Fifteenth streets.
The body of llttlo.Nettio . Curtis , tlio
daughter of Col. Curtis of this city , was
fslnped ycsttcrdny to Cubtiquc , Iowa ,
A number of Omaha physicians loft
Monday and yesterday to atlond the
meeting of the American Medical associ
ation in St. Louis.
The county county commissioners have
decided lo employ the taxes in dispute on
Dr. Mercer's property in grading and im
proving tlio military road.
Trinity Brotherhood will hold tholr an
nual service at the cathedral on Sunday
ovouing , when an address will bo deliv
ered by the Hev. J.S. Faudo , of Michigan'
Sheriff McUann , of Dubuque , la. , was
in the city yesterday securing a witness
In an important murder c.iso that will bo
hoard in Dubuque at the May term of the
About Ion o'clock Monday the light
ning caused the cloctrio llglil wires to
break connections. The consequence was
that all over the city the electric lights
Miss Jcanin May will give n piano recital -
cital on Thursday evening assisted by
Nal M. Brigham , nt Meyer's hall. Very
neat programme invitations have bcon
issued for the affair.
Matt Clair , hitherto city passenger
ngont for the Rock Island road , has bcon
appointed traveling agent of the road ,
which will take him out on the road for
three weeks in the month.
The women shirt ironers in the City
Steam Laundry stiuck yesterday for an
increase in wages. The management're-
fused to acpodo to their demands , and
filled their places with other ironers.
Emma Rich has filed a petition in the
district court , asking to bo divorced from
her husband , Frank Rich. Cruelty ,
.neglect , and the vicious character of
the man , are presented as grounds for
President Meyer of tlio board of trade
has callud a myuting of the boaid and of
the' citizens generally for Ihroo o'clock
this afternoon , in order to discuss
with Senator Van Wyck matters of in
terest to the oity and state.
Gen. Crook , tlio now commander of the
department has nolycljappoiuled his aide
do camps. When asked yesterday
when ho intended to do so , ho replied , "I
can't tell you that. I am in no hurry.
There is no law , I believe , against n man's
doing his own work if ho so chooses. "
The cigarmakors' picnic will bo given
at Hascall's park , on Sunday , May I ) , as
pur the programme prepared for last Sun
day. The proceeds of tno picnic , if not
needed by the Missouri Pacific strikers ,
will bo used for tlio general relief of any
organUcd labor strikers who are in need
of help from their follow workmen.
Ati llio annual meeting of tlio Oregon
Short Line Railway company stockhold ]
ers held at tlio Union Pacific headquar
ters in this city lately the following
trustees wcro elected : Charles Francis
Adams , ir. , Fred L. Ames , F. Gordon
Dexter , Lhsha Atkins , * E/.ra H. Baker.
The only chadgo was that of Mr. Baker
for Mr. Callaway.
Monday the last complement of Buf
falo Bill's great show passed through
Council Blulls on their way to St. Louis ,
where they will join their chief. They
consist of about seventy Indians , male
and female , from the White River
agency , and form the best looking col
lection of copper colored moitals ever
A very interesting service for the deaf
mutes ol the oily und neighborhood will
bo given in Trinity cathedral , Omaha , on
Friday evening. The Rev. A. W. Mann ,
himself a deaf mute , will interpret a ser
mon by himself which will be read by
one of tlio cathedral clergy. A collee-
lion will be taken for the deaf mule mis
A wild-eyed young man rushed into Iho
Union Pacilic depot ; yesterday and
commenced to make an.uous inquiries
about a woman whom lie described us
being "red headed and pretty. " Ho said
she was his wife and was trying to run
away from him. An investigation ro-
yealcd the fact that the fellow was labor
ing under an overload of red-eye , and
the lady in question was his cousin , who
"shook" him on the street , not wishing
to be seen in his drunken company.
Emmet Barber , of Creighton , was in
Dr. S. II. Knowlos has returned from
Bollcvuo hospital , New York.
' ! E. IJ/.Ito'bcrts , the loading jeweler , of
Dunlap , Iowa , spent Saturday in the city.
E W. Weeks , a prominent attorney of
Guthrie Centre , Iowa , was in the city
Hon. Lcandor Girard. president of the
Columbus National bank , was in tlio city
W. Johnston. "Fremont , Geo. Ponell ,
'Falls Qity ; W. J. Slinson.Oakdalu , are at
M. K. Bruce , registrar of the land office
at Niobrara , was among Iho distinguished
gentlemen in town yesterday.
C. W. Sherman , Roburl C. Windham ,
Sam M. Glmpman , a party ot Plaits *
> mouth people , worn in Omaha yesterday.
.folia La Pascho , of Sohuylor , and
troastiroV/of / Colfax county , accompanied
by Judge Rus-i'oll , of the same place ,
wcrojhi town yesterday.
A delegation from PJattsmouth came to
Omaha to-day for the purpose of Induc
ing Senator Van Wyck to procure an ap-
, propriatlon for ' a now postollieo building
in that cily.
Mr."Arnold Barber , representing a
largo New York firm , has come to Omaha
wiltiihis family to make this city his per
manent homo. Mr. Barber has lakon thu
hoii o No. 2207 Farnam street.
Charles MoU loft yesterday for
St. Louis , from which point lie will join
Iho delegation to the United Stales Uatw-
ors association , who leave on MayStu by
special train to attend the couvonlion
which meets in San Francisco May 20.
Mr. Motz will bo the only Omaha brewer
present at the convention.
John A. Kohoo , ono of the leading citi
zens of PJutto Centre , is in town in at
tendance upou the grand jury. He re
ports his town as enjoying a steady
growth , with its business district pavtu
with planks , and the citizens about to
start n bank , winch will bo incorporated
in a few days.
John I > . Blair.
The eighty-four years which have
passed since Mr. John D. Blair was born
have loft him in the possession of a halo
and hearty condition not often gained by
mortals. This distinguished gentleman
was among : the early projectors of the
Union Pacilic , andgavoof his own means
? 1,000,000 toward building it. Ho is now
in attendance upon a case before the
United Stales circuit court.
In a test to ascertain tlio resistance to
depression of American white oak it was
found thai the ultimate crushing stress
on a stick Iwonty-fivo inches long and
dimensions of 11.83x4.31 inches was 70.7
There are several photographers in
New York who have posed , collectively ,
over 3,000 dogs and cats. Ono of them
says that in most instances the photogra
pher is not permitted to touch the ani
mal. 'I ho dog is taken into the gallery
in a basket by a waiting maid , the mis
tress spreads a costly rug on the table
and the dog la posed in different atti
East wind brings rheumatism ; St. Ja
cobs Oil drives it away. It never rcturns-
ADDITIONAL OOHNOIIi BLUFFS NEWS
The HI tiffs Council.
A meeting of the city council was liold
last evening , nt which nil worn present
except Alderman Hnnnnor and Mayor
Oliver Lower petitioned for the restor
ation of a corlilicato of grading assess
ment , which ho had paid but lost , Re
ferred to the city atlornoy , with power to
act.The ordinance fora change of grade on
Worth struct was read a second time and
An ordinance providing for the enforce
ment of the collection of special as
sessments for city improvements , wna
read and laid ovur.
The matter of llio city markets , and
the claims of this city wolglimaslor lliat hu
should bo protected in his ollico , and al
lowed to have its emoluments , was to
have conic up for consideration. The
aldermen claimed they had not had
time enough to investigate , and it was
dropped to bo brought up nt some in-
dolinato time in the future.
Conimilteo reported in favor of paying
$ lt > 0 for lot 7 , block 23 , Everett's addi
tion , lot being damaged by tUo sewer
ditch. Report laid over.
A numbur of sidewalks wcro ordered
built , as follows : North side of Fifth
avenue , between Ninth street and south
west corner of Aylesworth's lot ; south
side of West Pierce street , from Glen av-
ciuio to the west corner of the Latter Day
Saints' church ; west side of Tenth street ,
from Twenty-second avenue to Twen
ty-third avenue ; cast side of
Tenth street , from Twenty-first av
enue to Twenty-second avonuoj
south side Broadway from Northwestern
railway track west to the bridge ; east
side of Scott street from Mynster to
Broadway , north side of Thirteenth
avenue from Main street west to alloy ;
west side of Eighth street from Seventh
to Eighth avenue ; south side of Sovouth
avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets ;
in front of ttio Engfe property on Main
street ; north side of Tenth avenue along
same property east side of North Second
from the alloy to Vine street ; cast side of
North Second from bridge to Washington
avenue ; on Broadway from the dummy
depot to the Northwestern depot. In all
the above there is to be , on residence
streets , whcro placed on permanent
street , the parking done , also , as re
quired by ordinance.
The engineer was instructed to adver
tise for bids for building sidewalks on
East Bluff street , from Willow avenue to
Fifth avenue ; East Eight street , south
from Broad way to the alloy.
The council then adjourned until this
THE SHADOW AT TEE BRIDAL.
"Ainslic , I want to have a talk with
you como and smoke , " said Wilfrid
Denver , a young fair-haired lieutenant
of the forty-second regiment of the High
Captain Ainslic was his scnlsr by some
years ; but Wilfrid had gained his friend
lie yielded to his request. The pipes
were lit , and soon tlioy passed from
lighter topics to one of deeper interest ,
when Wlltrid told a story to his friend
of a romantic Unit love which had made
of his hard life in the Crimea , a tender ,
Ainplio was silent , regarding the lad's
Unshed , animated face with a sad ex-
prcsMon on his own grave features , for
ho roali/cd that ere the setting of the
next day's sun his companion might belying
lying coldly rigid on the liuld of battle.
"You have not told mo her name , "
"It is Constances. "
"And your marriage is the day
fixed ? "
"No such luck ! " ejaculated Wilfrid.
"Wo .should have to wait for some years
for my promotion. "
"Oh , you arc not engaged ? "
"No. I expect to got her letter to
morrow the letter which will toll me
all. Ainslio , if it comes too late , will you
lav " it unopened upon my breast and bury
it "with me ? "
The captain turned his dark eyes
affectionately on his comrade's face as
be responded :
"If it comes to that , yes ; but , old fellow
don't bo down in the mouth ; hope for
better tilings. "
The battle was over. The carnage ,
the awful slaughter , the liorco struggle
of man to man , was passed , and all that
remained on the heights of Alma to mark
the track of red-handed war were ghastly
mound of crushed human beings and
horses mingled in gory confusion.
With unavailing sorrow in his heart ,
Paul Ainslio gazed on the scene , for his
errand there was a .sad one. His came to
hock among the slain the body ot his
friend , who had fallen.
Ho found the still form. He looked
down on the face last been so bright with
life , ami the learn gathered blowiy in his
He held an unopened hitler which had
just reached the camp. It was addressed
to Lieutenant Denver , in a woman's
With a deep sigh Paul laid the letter
on the young ollicer'.s breast ; and thus ,
with his beloved words close to the
pulseless In-art , Wilfrid Denver was laid
to rent in his rude grave.
One night live years after the war is
over , Paul Ainslio mingles with llio
crowd al a fashionable ball in llio height
of the London season. Such gay assem
blies are not much to his la te , but ho is
drawn to this gnlhuring hounuso the idol
of his heart is among llio trne.it.s. Constance -
stance Beaumont is singularly beautiful.
Paul bus boon dancing with her , The
delight of her presence overwhelms him.
Bending until their eyes meet he whis
pers : "Come with mo. "
Jn the cooldimly-lighted conservatory ,
with the splash of falling water mingling
with the dreamy strains of music , lie asks
her one low , narncst question , "Con-
slanco , will you bo my own ? "
Her heart answers him.
They are quite alone , and oven as she
siglis tremulously , ho has her in his
arms , oloso against his throbbing heart.
She drags away from his toiien with a
shudder , exclaiming- wildly , "Panl
Fault you must not love mo ! Scok not
to unite your life with mine , for the
shadow of death Is in my path ! "
Paul sunles superior to her feitrs.
"My darling , if you love me , 1 will
never relinquish you. Death cornea to
all lives ; but it will not fall the sooner
on either of us beoauso those lives are
one , " ho says ,
"But if my love should only bring you
misfortune ? " she urges.
"I will risk that , Constance. Health ,
happiness , life itself , are nothing without
you ! "
It Is Paul Alnsllo's wedding-day. The
sunlight streams throutrht the stained
glass windows , casting gorgeous tints on
the church floor.
Thu ceremony begins ; the solemn
words arc spoken.
Paul stretches forth his hand to plight
their troth , while Constance's slight lingers
flutter inlo his palm. Ho is about to press
them In a warm clasp , when an icy hand
steals in between and a shudwoy form
stands before the bride.
Her arm fulls to her side. An awtul
pallor comes upon her face ,
With lips apart , with eyes distended in
horror , she confronts the phantom ; llion ,
with one long , wild cry ' 'Wilfrid ! Wil-
frldl" she falls like a stone Into Paul's
The bridal guests crowd around her ;
there U a hum of voices , a whispered
murmur of sound ; but Constance knows
nothing1 , sees nothing. White and still ,
with dosed cycllda like the dead , she re
. and thus ho boars her from the
In the same state she is borne from the
carriage and laid upon her bed.
Constance lies in a stupor resembling
Her lover's heart seems to bo break
ing. Ho has tried all restoratives in
Hurled from joy's greatest height to
woo's deepest abyss , ho scarce can boar
the pain and live.
Ho throws himself upon his knees beside -
side the coueh and clasping her Inani
mate form to his throbbing Iioart in a
paroxysm of despair ho moans :
"Oh , Constance , my beloved , comeback
back to life and me ! "
As if in answer to Ids prayer she
moves , her dark eyes opening upon him
with a wild cazo as of fear ; then there
comes a passionate burst of wcopiug
which shakes her from head to foot.
"Thank God ! " cries Paul. "Her reason
will bo spared ! "
The storm of toar.s spends ilself at last
nnd Coiistanco beckons to nor lover.
"Send them away , " she says of lltoso
who surround her. " 1 have much l < > say
lo you , Pauls but wo must bo alono. "
They are left together.
Rising from the couch she totters
towards him , stretching out her arms.
"Tako mo , Paul , my love , for the last ,
last tlmol" she cries , In a voice quivering
Ho draws her to his heart ; ho Holds her
there as though nothing again shall
sever them , and thus sue tolls him the
story of her life.
Seaicoly has she spoken ore Paul
knows their doom issoalcdtlml ; phantom
form is before him ; that ley grip scorns
to freeze his blood with a nameless
She had loved Wilfrid Denver.
The loiter he had laid on the young
officer's cold breast contained her accept
ance of his offered hand.
When the news of the death reached
her she had resolved to live unwcddod ,
for his sake. But after years had passed
Pi < id's devoted love won her heart ; and
in spite of a warning presentiment , she
"Constance , " cries Panl , ' 'doyon seri
ously mean to say thai this phantom is to
sever us ? "
"It must bo so. I am bound to the
dead , and oven in the grave ho claims
my promise. "
"But , Constance. I "
She interrupts him. ' 'Dearest , look
Taking from her desk a folded paper ,
she puts in his hand.
It is Wilfred Denver's last letter. On
the first page are traced these words ;
"It may bo that ere I receive your an
swer the answer which will bring joy or
desolation I shall be lying dead upon
the battlefield. Yet , should thai be my
fate I believe that even in death I shall
know if you return my love. And , my
darling , 1 fear that should another claim
your troth , in after years I shall rise oven
from my grave to stand between you. "
"You see , " Constance says sadly ,
"Wilfred keeps his word. I pledged my
self to him ; ho claims thai trolli is dcaln.
Paul say farewell. I shall never bo your
wifo. i am promised lo Iho dead1 ! '
WITH HIS FLYNG MACHINE.
Professor Tichcnor , WlnRS nnd All
Falls to the Ground Al
most Killed ,
Special to the Now York Morning
Journal from Hamilton , N. J. , April 28 :
Professor Tichonor very nearly killed
himself last evening ; while atlcmpling to
use his Hying machine. Four years ago
tlio professor , who , although a man of
considerable education , has many
peculiar notions , commenced work upon
a Hying machine. Month after month
ho studied assiduously to perfect his
scheme to make man equal to a bird. Ho
sent a number of invitations lo diflorcnt
scientific people and friends a week ago
asking them to come and witness fiis
first public exhibition on his machine.
Several hundred persons gathered
around the tall oak tree from which the
professor proposed bailing into the
clouds at 5 o'clock last evening. A plat
form was creeled over a hundred foot
from Iho ground , and promptly on time
the professor made a wild leap and com
menced lo Hap his wings.
_ Three small balloons suspended him in
air and an immense pair of bilk wings ,
almost circular in shape , propelled him
with a wave-like motion for fully a
hundred feet above ground. The trial
appeared to bo a success. While the
llirong &houled and cheered however ,
ono of the small balloons broke loose and
llio left wing became entangled in the
rope. Down the profo.ssor came Hat
upon his knees from a distance of eighty
feet. Had IIIH fall not been broken by
the two remaining balloons and wing the
fall would have kill him instantly. As
it was the shock rendered him insensible
and made him a subject for Dr. Allan's
care. His loft arm and ankle are broken
but it is 8uid ho declares Iho experiment
a success and proposes trying it again.
Postollieo changes in Nebraska and
Iowa , during the week ending May 1 ,
1880 , fimimhcd by Win. Van Vleck of the
postollieo department :
Ni ; IIAsKA.
Discontinued. La JUiho , Keith Co. )
Moody , Frontier Co.
Postmasters appointed. Bordeam ,
Dawes Co. , Win , B. Mussingor ; Danno-
brog , Howard Co. , Christian C. Hanson ;
Maeon , Franklin Co. , S. II , Douglass ;
Madison , Madison Co. , Thomas O'Shoat
Wild Rablt , Dawson Co. , Edgar C. Stan *
Discontinued Little River , Dccatur
Postmasters Appointed Albaton , Mon-
ona county , Victor Duboid ; Badger ,
Webster county , Christain Mosness ; Bon-
durant , Polk county , L. F. Kennedy ;
Douglas , Fayette county , Seth D. Hoag *
land ; Gladstone , Tamil county , W G.
Wheat ; liougliton , Leo county , John
Sohriovor : Middle River , Madison county ,
J. E. Shinier ; Mingo , Jasper county , Ira
Ciimmings ; Olllo , ICnokuK county , Min
nie RogasjSpniguovillo , Jackson county ,
Herman C. Groth ; Zero , Lucas county ,
11. W. Glltlngor. ,
It is related Uiat a lame ox in Glouces
ter , Eng. , had boon turiuul out to crass ,
but Im'broko imsluro und made ills way
to a blacksmith's shop. Hero ho look
his place in Iho shoeing frame and hold
up a crippled foot to the curious smith.
Tlio difficulty was a small stone under the
Quick In action , sure in effect Rod
Star Cough Cure ; 25 cents a bottlo.
. Two cltl/.uns of Gibson , Ga. , went to
1 aw about the ownership of a red rooster
valued at 25 cents. Thocaso was tried In
a justice courtnnd , it has now been taken 1
to the superior court. The custodian of
the rooster presented it to u minister ,
who killed and ale it.
The warmer weather often has a depressing
pressing and debilitating effect. Hood'u
barsaparilla overcomes all languor and
A grayhound in BulfaloTliursdaymndo
the lowest ollicial running record in thu
world. The hound was given three trials.
In thollrst ho made tlo | 200 yards in 11 }
seconds- , llio second ho covered the
distance in 121 seconds , and in the third
ho made the romurknble record of 121
seconds , the lowest otlicial record in the
AWe il < rkic * , BcuniUUttBdqulckwrM. Trill put-
uu. t uJHuuip if MiM i iiicuiu . Adfrui ,
Dr. WARD * CO , . LOUISIANA , BQh ,
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