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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY JULY 15. IcSSG ,
CHRIST LARSEN'S ' SAD FATE ,
Killed by a Falling Bank of Earth- -The
THE PRISONERS ARRAIGNED ,
Judge Ncyillo Metes Out Justice lie-
VCIIRC on n Detective An Un
Known MnnBnilly IJenten
Stock Kates Restored.
Crushed by n IlanU.
Christ Larson , a Swede employed bj
Contractor BlucK on tlio Harnoy street
firnilc , wns killed sibout half past 11
yc&tnrilay by the falling of a portioi
of a b.uiK of earth , on ( Jaitain ) Kusliii'i
place , near Sevontconlh and llarncy.
Larson , it appears , had been .sit tr
work by the foreman , Lovott , to remove
n bank of t-arlh some ten or twelve fo < "
high. Ho would alternately work on llio
jrround and on top of the bank , using a
pick to loosen the earth. While ho wa
working on the grcntml , a large mass o ;
earth became loosunod overhead and
began to crumble. Lovott wa standlnii
near , and both men saw the danger
Lovott e.M3aned safe and sound , but Car
een in running away stumbled and fel
with his head on thu pick. .fust them the
heavy mass of earth fell on liin
and pruning his neuk violently ngulnsi
the pick , broke it inMuituio : :
ously. Tlio nnfortnnato man was
noon cNhnmud by his fellow workmen
but it was found that he was beyond the
power of human aid. Death had boon
instant and painless , Deputy Coronet
Maul was soon on the spot and im
panelled a jury , consisting of A. 1) . Jones
8. Hull. A. Hcdman , 1) . I ) . Thomas , Wil
limn llittlur and K. E. Alyord. The in
finest developed the facts as stated above
The foreman lestiliod that Larson was
not a grcoii man at the work , but Hint on
the otliur hand ho had been sol at this
particular job because ho was bottoi
fitted for it than any tothpr man. Tlu
jury returned a verdict in accordance
wild the facts , and attaching no blame tc
Larson wns a man of about forty years
of ago , and lie ro ited ! in Omaha sovora
years. Ho leaves one child , a girl o :
twelve years of age. Her agony whor
she saw the dead body of her lather lyins
in the coroner's olliro was" pitiful to beheld
hold , and brought tears the eyes of the
moi-l hardened bystanders.
GOING TO IjINCOLiX.
The Destination of tlie ; Men Scnteiicoi
in tlic District Court.
At precisely E10 o'clock yc store ! : n
the convicted criminals of the prcscu
term of the district court , eight in num.
bcr , filed into the court marshaled b.i
Lou Grebe , Deputy ShcrilV Phillips ant
Jailor Miller. They took scats in tin
jury box. All wore washed and cleanly
und among them there was not one with !
pronounced villainous face. Some wen
like second rate dudes , and the least nervous
vous seemed to bo Thos. Dullard , thomur
dorcr of Henry Vorpoortcn. who tiled it :
with the rest with his hands modestly am
icvercntly crossed in front of him. Hi
was the oldest of the prisoners , havmj
turned his fifty-fifth , while the youngosi
had scarcely reached his cigotconth year
J. T. Moriarty , attorney for his client
m&fto a motion for a now trial in the case
J < JyTTTnv'-iml ' found guilty o !
larceny , on llio ground that the ovidcnc <
was not sufficient to warrant the verdict ,
The motion was overruled.
A motion had previously been filed foi
a now trial in the case of Fitzgerald
charged with highway robbery. Thii
had boon overruled and exception hat
It was sought to secure a now trial foi
lioyd , charged with robbing James Me
Voy of a watch , on the ground that while
the information statcel that the watch be
longed to McVcy , it was claimed to be
long to.his wife. The judge buid that , ii
Instructing the jury , ho had advised then
if they found that the watch belonged u
Mrs. MoVoy , they should not tinel JJoyt
( ruilty. Ho then read the statute , whicl
in his mind clearly left the proprietors ! ! ! )
in Me Voy , oven though holuid presentee
the wulcli to his wife. The motion wa
accordingly overruled ,
lltmry Ward , colored , charged wiM
biinrhim.iug a Dodge street saloon , wa :
first called. Mr. Estelle said that Ware
intended to ploael guilty , and finally , because
cause of some inlluunco , had made up hi
mind to go to trial , .ludgo llawcs sail
the boy was utifoi lunate , and ouarht note
to go to the penitentiary. Juelgo Neville
fcald that ho never sentenced a man o
\ \ ard'u color that ho didn't fcol movcel tt
sympathy. His people for years hat
boon reared in felavory , taught to stoa
from tlu-lr masters , and their influence
ho foil had more or less to do with tin
generations which have followed them
The jiulgo was surprised that , unele :
these circumstances thcro wore not mor <
crmio among the colored people. Yc
the misonor had boon admitted to citi
yoiibhip , with every advantage to risi
and improve in morals , and should bi
punished like any other law breaker
Wtird was then sentenced to six years ii
the penitentiary at hard labor. Th
longest term under the statute is to :
Trod Knight , charged with altering
railroad pas > s. was next called. The pur
ishmunt of the statute was from ono t
twenty years in llio penitentiary. Mi
Estesllo appealed for meircy , setting tort
the youth of the criminal , eighteen year
nnd the fact that the orimo of forging
railroad pass was not so heinous as tlu
of a bank or other notes , liusitlos , tl :
young man had pleaded guilty. Tl
judge considered these points , and soi
toneod Kr.ight to two years at hard labt
in the penitentiary , und fined him $1 an
Frank Boyd , convicted of robbery , wi
Broken in behalf of by his utlorno ,
Moriarty. Judge Kovilio baitl that tl
elofondant hud not ntlmittoet his gull
und , if gull' ' , hud added to it the crin
of poiju.y There were no miliguth :
circumstances , ami ho would suntoni
the prisoner to live years at html labor i
the penitentiary ,
Keiwnrcl Fitzgoruld , charged with higl
/ay robbery , was cnllud. Moriar
fljioko in his bohulf. The convicted stoi
up like tt soldier waiting to bo culled
receive distinction for meritorious co
duct , fortifying himself with a chow
tobacco ut the same time. Ho was fee
tcuccel to EOVOU years of hard labor
i'ronk Smiley nml Ocorgo bmlt
charged with grand larceny , him nobot
to appeal for thorn. They wore BO :
tonood to live years of haru labor ,
H , O.'i'ovvy , ahnnelsonio lookingfollo
\vlth reeulation mustache , regular ai
hnndsomo features , convicted of forger
enUlho didn't know of his guilt. T !
judge said the training ho had was rath
ugiuust him und sentenced him to s-cv
Y nrs In the pcnitcntiury at hard lul
Hud to pay a Hue of f 1 and costs.
Thonins Hulhird was icallod. Ho h
boon found guilty of mimlvr in ttio si
end tlegroo. Ilo hud notliing to say
Iho .Imlgo's question. Goiioral O'Dri
spoi.o lor him.objet'tiug to the feuiten
of the court on the ground that ralla
'jail uot been foumrguilty by the iv ry ,
* Jio munnor prescrllied by law. He tlio
lora moved for an arrest of juelgni.m : i
the dlsohargo of the p.-isoiier. Hii ill
fa4 the verdict whHi w > lgiu-d
oluiracU , by
required that the nnmcof tlio fprcntan
should be nttache.d to the elocumcnt. Ho
liaudcd the verdict to Judge Neville ? ) who
said that it simply was n question as to
whether the name of the foreman should
be above or below the designation of that
office. It is too simple a pica to enter
tain. The cotinsol took exceptions.
Mr. Uirkctt then urged 1)19 ) court to _ an
c.vrciso of llio e'lempiie-y which the jury
recommended , liall.ml , ho said , looked
old ami worn and hail not the appearance
of longevity. Ton years would probably
close his life. Hosldcs , the testimony
was full of probabilities nnd doubts , and
those facts iiad a great bearing upon the
jury which brought in the lenient verdict.
General O'Hucn said that the court had
the discretion of sentencing for not less
than ten ycar and ai much as life. Thr
defendant was old , feeble , had .crvctl his
country , was honorably discharged , and
that the crime of which ho was convicted
was attended by only the unfortunate )
circumstance that it was unintentional ,
The minimum -eutcnee would in all luv
man probability extend to the cntl of Hal-
laitl's natural life.
L'lio judge said that the defendant had
tjiico been found guilty of murder IP the
first degree and the voreliet was sot aside
by the supreme court. The second jury
hud recommended Italian ! to mercy , but
in the jury's extending all the mercy in
Ihcir power , elid it follow that the court
should do the same thing ? Italian !
wanted mercy Did ho show mercy to
Vernoortun , whom lie shot down without
a moment's warning , without n chance
to say oven a short prayer. In all the !
court's experience there was not a more
pronounced case of murder In the first
degree , ft was the eluty of tlio court to
use the full power of the law in prevent
ing murder. The leniency shown by the
jury was all that should be
shown the prisoner , anil he would sentence >
tonco the accused to spend the natural
term of his. . llfo in tlio penitentiary witli
solitary confinement on tlio loth of March
in each year , tlio anniversary of the mur
der of Verpportou. Dallarel reeoived his
sentence without apparent feeling , sat
down , winked , heaved a .sigh , anil was
led out with the oilier prisoners ,
$7O Ilcquircelto He ml a Car of Catllo
The open cut rate of $25 per car for
cattle between Council Blufl's ami Chi'
cage , has so tended to the demoraliza
tion of tlio local freight business in Iowa ,
that the roads centering at that point
have abandoned it. It was done at n
mooting held hero yesterday by the
following representatives : Mr. Itabcock ,
of the Northwestern ; Mr. Keith , Chicago
cage , llitrlington & Quineyj Mr. Gault ,
Wabash ; Mr. Nash , Chicago , Milwaukee
& St. I'aul , and Mr. Stevens , Chicago ,
Khck Island & Paoilie.
The rate restored is 870 per car. This
will prevent shippers in the interior of
Iowa sending stock to Council Blufl's ,
taking advantage of the cut rate and
sending Iheir slock again over the road
to the Tatter point at a cheaper figure
than they could originally have been
shipped from at the homo stations. This
rate went intoleflect ycstcrcay. The rates
from the stockyards anel other points
west of Council Dlufl's depend upon the
A fast train arrived in Omaha last nigh :
over the Union Pacific , containing an assortment
sortmont of fruits from Sacramento , Cal
It consisted of liftoen cars , consigned tc
various points in the east. These frui :
trains are made up upon request of the
fruit merchants of California , who pee
together und fill at least fifteen ears foi
each train. Two of these trains pass
through Omaha each week.
J. A. Munroe , of the Union Jt'aeific , has
gone to Chicago.
T. W. Blackburn , chief clerk of the
passenger department of the Union Pa
cific , retires to-day to accept the
Junior partnership in the real estate firm
of J B. Evans & Co. Mr. Blackb'urn has
been with the road six years and a hall
to-day , and [ five years Jof .that time he
has been cliief olcrK of the passenger do-
partmont. His courtesy to all who have
hael dealings with him and especially tc
the nowsp'apor men , has won him hosts
of frjcnds who will wish him all success
n his new career.
KKV13NGE ON A JOETJ3OT1VE.
A. Novel Scheme SentenoliiKFeilcral
"John MoManus , stand upl"
With these words Judge Dundy gazec
crcnoly over his gold-rimmed spectacles
ind addressed a convicted fedcrul pris
iner in court yesterday.
MoM-mus shambled to the front to re
eive his sentence. The crime with whicl
10 was charged was sending obscene
otters through the mail. Judge Dunelj
entonccd him to pay a fine of $100 an <
osts , anil to remain in the custody of tlu
United States marshal until the line wai
The story of McManus' crime is quite
ntcrcsting. Several months ago a younf
girl In Alexandria was raped. Her us
ailant was captured and lynched by i
imall body of masked men within a fev
nours after the crime had been com
milled. A eielcctlvo was sen
down to Alexandria to ferret
rot out the lynchers , if possible
His suspicion foil upon McManus as om
of the guilty natty and the detcctivi
dogged him night and day , trying to lim
some facts on which to rest his theory
Ho ate with him , slont with him , and go
drunk with him , McManus. however
whether guilty or notkept a close moutl
on the subject of thu lynching , and vcr
lilllp could bo gotten from him. The ile
toctivo left town , ami soon thoreafto
begun to receive from MoManus the ol
ECOUO postal cards and letters which con
btilulcd the ground of criminal aotio :
against the latlor. McMunus gave as hi
excuse that ho found out that the dt
tectivo Iiad been trying to "worn" hiu
und adopted the letter writing scheme b
way of reivongo.
Cy , Siyio was- fined $25 and costs fo
failing to post l.is tax stump , showing
that ho hud paid the federal llquo
A Convict Who Wants a Writ of Hi
Judge Dundy of the United States com
is in receipt of a letter written by a coi
vict in tfio Lincoln penitentiary , wh
four years ago was sent up by Jiulp
( iaslin on a fifteen year term for pu ° sin
a forged check on tlio Kearney Nation :
bank. The writer says ho has boon ii
formed that his conviction was n <
bused on sound law , and woul
not bo confirmed in hlghi
court of law. Ilo therefore us !
Judge Dundyto issue a writ of babe ;
corpus for the rehearing of the case. Tl
convict says he has $100 wii
which ho is anxious to secure his rcloas
and requests the judge to grant him tl
writ of habeas eoruus and u heurii
with us little formality as possible. Tl
judge savs that the matter is out of I :
jurfbdictiou , and that ho has no power
grant the writ. It would seem that ;
tliopoor fellow's oflenso was only that
pus. ing a $15 forged chock , Judge ( Sasl
ht'd , in tins case , moro than viudicuti
" of evil doors. "
his title as the "terror
A warrant was sworn out in poll
court ycat"rday against William Ge
man oil a charge of stealing lumber frc
the cur * of tlio C , B. & Q. ou the lOUi
THR OMAHA FA1II.
Tlio I'rcinluin Idflt Ifiitteel The Sec
retary's Clrctilnr <
Secretary Wheeler's clerks were en-
gngcd yesterday hi mailing fair premium
lists to different points in Nebraska and
neighboring states. The pamphlet is a
neat one of some seventy odd pngcs , and
10,000 of them have been printed.
Mr. Wheeler is mailing to gentlemen
in dllVerent parts of the country the fol
lowing circular letter , to which there has
ahcady been a hearty response :
OMAHA. Juno CO , issc.-lenr Sir : It Is
thought by our iniinnccmciit thai an o\hlbjt
from your locality at our next exhibition \j 111
prove a very IntciestliiR feature , nnd that
you would elcilvo gioat benellts thuiefrom. It
certainly will be the means of cicatlnua
RIenter Inteic t , and atturtim ? Increased at
tention to vour section of the country.
Wo would tlicioforo a k jou to bo ooil
enou h to not only talk this over \\llh tlio
people In jour linincellato vlcinltj , but send
us the names of paitles uho would be likely
to take an Inteiest In such an exhibit n pro
posed Hint \\e mav Immediate ! } concsponrt
witn them on the subject. Wo hope to see a
Isueo exhibit ol your agricultural piodttcts ,
metals anil oies incUiillnp tlio now famous
tin ores , also Imlldim ; ami other stone , coal ,
woods , iietrnications ixntl natuial curiosities
produced or louiitl in that vxnlion of your
C ° WuPyou give Ihls matter vour personal at
tention , Hint wo may talto it up as e.nlyas
possible and proviilo n prominent space nnu
ample accommodations Tor exhibits , and se
cure transpoUation ot articles intended tor
exhibition , as wells reduced rates of rare for
all vlsltoid who may dcsiie to see our cxhlbl-
I'l'omlslng you wo will do all In our power
to make your stay In Omaha pleasant and
profitable , I am very tiulv jours.
DANIEL II. wnuKi.r.n.
Referring to this circular the Black
Hills D-uly Times says : "Azro Smith ,
the well known gardener , is in receipt of
a letter from Daniel H. Wheeler , secre
tary of tlio Omaha Agricultural associa
tion , as follows : * * * ,
The annual exhibitions by the Omaha
association are among the most successful
both as regards quantity nnd variety of
exhibit and in point of attendance , hold
in the west , and should secure a good
display of the various products ot the
Black Hills. Unaidud Mr. Smith bus in
years past fairly represented the Hills
and with a little assistance would accept
the above invitation in a manner in the
highest degrieo creditable to our country.
The fair will continue from Sept. Cth to
the lllh inclusive. "
The Intcr-Stato Exposition.
A committee of I gentlemen interested
in the Intcr-Stato Exposition mot
at half put eight o'clock
yesterday morning to dis
cuss the project further. There were
present Messrs. J. T. Clark , Max Meyer ,
J. \Vakefield , D. H. Wheeler and G.
A general plan was formed as to the
manner in which the exposition building
will bo occupied by oxliibits. The
galleries running about UiQ interior will
be taken UP by art and textile fabric ex
hibits. Tno oil paintings and other
choice work of arts will occupy the east
gallery , Ihc textile fabrics the north and
south galleries , and in the west gallery
will be the exhibits of photographs , etc.
The main floor will be given uj > to general -
oral industrial exhibits , novelties , elc.
The floor will bo chalked off inlo divis
ions which will bo duly numbered and
platted. A diagram will then bo made of
the arrangement from which intending
exhibitors can select ami reserve their
space beforehand. Space will bo re
served lor steam power to run the light
machinery which may be in the different
exhibits. Nc heavy machinery will bo
allowed in the building , all that being reserved -
served for exhibition at the fair grounds ,
"It is our intention to make this our
first exposition a grand success , " said one
of the members of the association to-day.
"A committee will be appoinled lo pass
npon all the works of art before Ihcy are
udmilled lo llio exposition , so that wo
wont have a collection of daubs that no
one will care to look at. The same care
will bo used in admitting the other ex-
hibils. What we shall aim to secure is a
thorough line of novelties such things
us a man would want to slop and exam
ine and ihen go off and lell his friends
about them. We want such an exhibit as
ono could not see at the Lincoln or Omaha
fairs. By careful planning , I think the
project can be made a suqces.s. What wo
want is first-class attractions and I think
that with a filtlo trouble wo can eusily se
cure them. I think that the exposition
will bo thrown open the Saturday before
the fair and will bo run tlio two succeed
ing weeks. The receipts if it were to bo
kept open but ono week would uot bo
sufficient to pay expenses. "
MAKING llB DUST PLY.
The BusincHH or Sweeping the Streets
The interest which the huge street-
sweeper occasioned three years ago ,
when it made its first appearance on our
streets , is equalled by that aroused by
the arrival ot two smaller ones , which
now take the place of Iho leviathan , which
as been sent to retirement. The cause ol
Is disappearance is the fact that
Is owners iost the contract for sweep-
ng our thoroughfares , the present c'on-
.ractors tor that work being Mess'rs.
Fanning & Slaven. Those men are now
loing the work formerly done by their
predecessors at less expense to tlio city
of about nine hundred dollars per
month , or in n season of eight months of
iibout seven thousand two liundred del
ars. They use two machines of compar
atively light build and elraft and drawn
by two horses. They make moro
rapid movements , and it is claimed ,
do the work required of them as well us
'ho larger and moro cumbrous machine
lid. They are what Is , known us the Edi
son make , with a brush six feet in width ,
composed of n South American material
called quoir. They roll along the strocls
rapidly , making but little noi&e , rais
ing but little dust , anil looking ,
at a short distance , like : i
mounted rake dragging a stern
sheet of canvass The route laid out for
thorn each night is us follows , every street
being SwcptDQ once a week : Sundtij
evening , Sixteenth , Cuming anel
Webster ; Monuay , Tenth and Farnam
Tuesday , Douglas and the oross-strcots
between Furnam and Dodgoj Wednesday
Harnoy and cross-streets between Far >
nam and Howard ; Thursday , St. Mary's
uyomio ; Friday , Ninth , Dod o and blocks
around the exposition building.
Fanning & blavcn's contract lasts foi
two years and , us will bo seen , kooin
their machines pretty busy every nigli
except Saturday. The new pavement
widen is now being laid , will increase ihi
territory , requiring machine swcopini
and will afford much more opportunit' '
for extra labor.
OMAHA IN 1853.
At Which Thno It Was Vlowotl h' '
J. It. Foster of Boise City , Idaho , is 11
the city unei was mot last night by a BE
reporter. When this gentleman su\
Omaha first he was in his seventeen !
year and ono of the youthful members c
an emigrant party which in 1853 croisei
the plains to the Williaraotto valley i
Oregon. The train comprised 150 pec
plo and seventy wagon ? , They travele
the distance between western Iowa an
the point named in seven months , an
during that time did not meet a civilize
person until they had gone 400 miles bi
yonel Salt Lake.
The Omaha which Mr , Foster daw l > n
hulfaxlozeu houses , nml the
river ht that time lavdd tJio base of the
bluffs which now form the eastern ex
tremity of the plateau upon which the
city is now built. Ills party camped near
South Omaha creek , which , however , has
now disappeared , the exact site1 of the
resling place being in the rear of where
I'axton & Gallagher's stpro now stands
Florence was then the town which led in
population , having a small J > opulation
composed mainly of Mormons.
Since 185 ; ) Mr. Foster hits been lending
an active life iu mining and other pur
suits in the interior of Oregon , Montana
and Idaho , far beyond the reach of rail
roads , ono of which he never saw until
live years ago , when ho had attained the
ago of lorty-llvo yaars. During the
Bannock war In 1878 , Mr. Foster acted
as courier , and , at the same time , kept u
half dozen papers informed of the
progress of tlio engagements. General
Howard , however , who was In command ,
discovered the latter fact nnd kept Foster
so busy with messages that ho was not
able to continue his correspondence , as
ho had desired.
Mr. Foster will remain in the city a
few days before going otiht on business.
WANrnn A sot of bank vault doors-
Address J. W. & K. L. Squire , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
A CASE OV
How Henry JohtiMoti Lost His Jewelry.
Henry Johnson , a man about twenty-
fiyo years of ago , resident In tills city , ap
peared at police headquarters and related
a sail tale of how ho hud lost a valuable
ring unrt a cold watch worth § 100. lie
said that he haibtuyed all night In a house
of questionable repute kept by Ella Ver-
lln , on Harncy and Eleventh streets.
When ho woke up yesterday morning Hie
found that his ring and a p < vwn
ticket , which ho hod taken for
his watch , wore missing. The
inmates disclaimed all knowledge of the
matter nnd refused to trivo him any satis
faction. Going to Mochlo's pawn-shop
on lower Farnam street , ho loiinel that
the watch had boon taken out of pawn a
few moments before by a strangor.whoso
description Moohlc professes to bo unable
to give. Officer Timibull set to work on
the matter , and in an hour's time recov
ered the ring , which had been given by
one of the females to a man in North
Omaha. This same woman claims that
she knows nothing about the
pawn-ticket. but it is morally
certain that that , too. w.as ; stolen
The polices think that they are on the
track of the man who got the time piece
from the pawnbroker. They are indig
nant ovet tno way the proprietor of the
pawnshop is acting , and claim that ho
is doing nothing more nor less than
trying to shield the thief. His notion in
allowing a total stranger to walk away
with the watch without getting his name ,
or satisfying himself that the transac
tion was "square , " is regarded as decidedly
" . "
yesterday afternoon Turnbull foimdlthe
watch in a Fifteenth street saloon. Llla
Berlin and May Brown were arrested for
the theft time.
Opelt'fl Hotel , Lincoln Nob. , opened
March 15th , first class in every respect.
Discharge ofh Gannon.
The trial of Henry Gannon on a charge
of embezzlement of $8 , preferred by
Isaac Adams , manager of Wanamakcr's
tailoring agency , came up in police court
yesterday. Cannon hadbecn connected
with the agency in the capacity of clerk ,
and upon bbvering Ins connection with it ,
ho took , as Adams allcgpd. $8 which did
not belong to him. Cannon , on the other
hand , claimed that the money belongud to
him on his .salary account. The evidence
aiisAnjji'ud his side of tba qaso , and Judge
SiZ berg dismissed hlu4s Th'e testimony
shbwed that there ) wujo ground what
ever for the charges -preferred b\
Cannon , on the other hand , claims that
he is the injured party , and has com
menced a suit in the c&unty court ag.iinsi
Adams for $000 for breach of contract.
C. II. Gilmorc will learn something tc
his interest bv communicating will
drawer No. 10 , Omaha , Nob.
The Missing Man.
The search for younjr Kohwer , who sc
mysteriously disappeared last Thursday
still continues. Large parties havi
scoured the woods nuM brush within a rn
dius of six miles from the city , and al
though a person answering the dcsorip
tion tolerably well was soon hiding neiu
the shot tower , ho cannot bo found. The
party referred to badly frightened a ladj
living In that vicinity on Sunday bi
walking abruptly into her house , refus
ing to state his business there and actinj
like a crazy man. This fact , couplet
with the knowledge thnt , Hohwer wui
known at times to sutler from abboratioi
of the mind , feel his friends to think i
must bo the missing man. Ono of Detective
toctivo Emery's men has also discoverct
traces of n stranger answering Rohwcr'i
description , and is looking for him in tin
vicinity of Waterloo.
Has Not Jtiui Away.
The following letter received yesterday
at the marshal's office would scorn to mdi
cato that the Law and Order League
James had uot run away. The epistle is
reproduced in its entirety , without change
of spelling or punctuation :
To thu Omaha 1'ress : I hope tlio news
papeis who have the least bit ol propriety it :
Omaha will wait a few days yet untlll my at
toinoys cet the matter in shape then a state
inent will bo made of my troubles here In
Lincoln and In icsarrt to my visit to Chlcagc
it was u private aflair. lo bo convicted uj
lituusay or bv mv enemies Is unjust I bay J
am Inoccnt of the elmigcs made licio or h
Oinalm und will pitnu tlio same
JOHN D JAMES
A passer-by on South Thirteenth streo
yesterday found a man lying in a ditohlb1
the wuystdo , near Murray's brickyard
badly beaten , and unconscious. lie a
once gave the alarm , and the unfortumit
fellow wns taken to the city jail , whor
his wounds were dressed by City Phys !
oiun Lcison ring , Ilosoou revived undo
the influence of'medicine , and at last ac
counts was doing nicely. Ho will prol
ably get well , thouglrho reeoived numoi
ous severe outs on hia'faces ' und back c
the head. Ho is unable to toll the name
of'tho men who assaulted him. His nam
Kd Kliuioy. Ho works In Murray
Charley II. Dewy went to Shoshon
S. E. Barko , of North Auburn , was i
the city yesterday.
Dr. Mercer and his sons , George un
Nelson , left for Spirit Lakes Tuesday.
Uev. Horatio Slcbbins , an eminent d
vine of Sun Francisco , is at the i'axton c
his way home ,
U. W. Marsh , the popular goner
freight agent of the berth western , wei
Mr. nnd Mrs. G , W. Gcorgo suffered
sad bereavement yesterday in tl
death of their little sivmontns-o
Dr. Parker received a Hologram yc
tordry stating that his Jwifeija.xd cldc
daughter , T.lla , would return from the
eastern trip to-day ,
M. O. Gontzko , cditorof the "Xebrusl
VollisblHtt , " of West Point , with i
wife ; was in the city Tuesday ton u vn
jo both pleasure and business.
The Hearing of the M < m6r Case To-
The Hccn e board , consisting of Mayoi
Boyd , Mr. Bechel ntid City Clerk South
artl will hear to-day at 2 p. in. tlu
complaints filed with the board on Mon
day , by citl7cii3 of the second wart !
against allowing Daniel Raficrty to sell
liquor on ISlicridan near Leavenworlli
stieet. At that hour the board \\ill be
waited upon in the mayor's otllce by a
committee of property owners from the
locality named , nrmnd with facts and
figures , showing why the board should In
this cuso exercise the discretion vested in
thorn by the law and refuse RutVerty's
application. The law in the case will be
presented by Judge Dundy , L. A. Groll
uiid M. R. Risdon.
His Shoulder Broken ,
When the Kansas City train was com
ing in with the Glcnwood excursionists
Tuesday several boys wercj discovered
stealing rides on the roils beneath the
ears as the train was moving out of Ln
1'luttts. Before u stop could bo made one
little fellow fell and fructuicd his shonl-
tier blade. Ho wns placed in a baggage
car ami brought to Omaha for treat'
Jtulco Wakcley has taken the habeu1
cornns case of Ashburu vs. Shopberd
under advisement and will render his decision <
cision on Friday morning ,
The Union Pacific company has very
neat signs for its cars on tlio 5 o'clock
suburban train telling passengers just
where to locate themselves according to
their intended destination , This is n
great convenience und will save consid
erable ) confusion when the connecting
trains at Valley , Columbus nnd Grand
Island are reached. Tlio elifforent cnr.r
will bo attached and there will bo no
"Change cars for Lincoln , etc. "
This powilcr never vni leu. A marvel of pur
ity , strength and wholosomeno's. More econ
omical thun the ordlmiry kindnncl cannt lie
fold In competition with tlio multitude ; ot low
tM , short weight alum or plioephnto powilcis.
Sold only In cans. Rovu , UARINO 1'owuut Co.
408 Wnli St. . Now York.
UNO 13 UNACQMINTED WITH THE OEOQIIAPHY OF THIS
COUNTRY VtlLV OCC BY EXAMIMNO THI8 MAP THAT THE
8lGftGOnQGK ! ! ISLBfiC a PACIFIC DniLWAV
KnM , Nnithiasit anil Bonlfioast , anfl cc
pilnts West , Naiujntct and fiautlt t.
The Great Rook Island Route
Guarantees Its patrons that rent * of personal necit.
rltr afforded by a Milld. thoiO'iBMv nnllutted loud-
tteq. smooth tricks or Continuous steel mil. suliftati'
tUlly built ciilM-rtn and liridiree , lolllntr flock us nent
perfection us human lUIH lan make It , tb ufotv
nplillanccs of patent hiKTcrn.platformsnna li hrnltps.
oJidtliateiftolltiBdliclplluevlilchKOveniB tlio pine-
tjval operation or nil Us ii lni > Olhcr iperialtlen of
.his routa are Trantfera nt all connactlni : roinlB In
Uulon Uenoti. nii'l the iiniurnisxd coinfurtu aud
lusuriCKOf Iti Passcnyr tqulpmcnt.
Tll Pn t
DlMpeiiart&alari 'iifilKnrMiI'ttinijpVnoui iVliiini
tMM.In vililcli rlitiorntolr c-ookod nieiftaioleltinel' '
eatcu IVtwciMiCUkapo anil KantatCltrKiul Atnlilion
aio iilno nm the tVlcbrntfd llccllnlnKChair Cam.
The Famous Albert Lea Route
In the dlrrct and favorite Urn lielwccii CMcaRonnd
Mlnncnpolis andst I'aul. where conniptionsitiunmdu
In union Depots for nil riolnti In thu Irriltoiles nnd
lirmsli 1'ro luces. Ovei this route Fui-t Lxprcbfl
lialim me inn to tlio wntorlnc plnrfn. fiimmcr re-
rortu , | iictiircirvio | Joculilks , and limning and ilthlni :
rroniHljof Ioivi\ and Jllni.ujln . It In alro tlio niort
flcslrablo roiilii to tlio ill-wheat ! Hilda : id pattorul
Jaiiitxor Intcrloi llakoti
ottalnalilo. well ai tkkitj , i\t HI pr
Ollk-ii3 In tlie United Hlatca nnd Oauaila ; or by ad-
R. R. CABLE , C. ST. . ! OHN ,
Prej't & Ucu'l 11'B'r , n'l T'kt a l'a .
Car. 13th STRtETaiid CAPITOL AYE ,
' WO hae musses. laollltle. AND ELEOWIO . yPranitu BAITERIES. nrt reiued eifo
PrlvateSpccial Ha us Diseases
. . polsou trout ua .y.
> B UUU IWM.V.W * *
11 .i.al power
INTIAI * . .Cal
1anirw. rcenfl0nrt taauPtta < lWU will 66u. .
yo mplala PPOr. our
WMffl& ms ? ?
Csr.l3lhei. , K plll Av . ,
THE ENEMY IN THE AIR !
n T. HUOII 0 PKNTRCO T , Pastor of St. I'mil'i
Clnircli , WestSlth Street , New York , drltm
"For jcron Mi c lre years I w a Tlctlm to forcr
nml npiip , resulting finally In nctvoin proMmtlon and
raelnncliolin , which rtmlerod nil work Unposflblc nml
IIfo lt fIf n con t nl hofrnr After ttyng ( pro wlilna
rocommondpil from qulnlns to cob ob , 1 wn i > pr nr l 'l fl UllllnllllllMll. in ' * . .VVHB in - > lli'n- .
funded to put on n lluiMtN. 1 Jinrt but one chill ent u lionrty turn ) with mv fnmllv ron t bc f nml
nrtorwnnl MJconornl liciillli liprxme prrfcct. find vpcointlp * IIUTO euliiprt tlflcpn nounilc
In pns yrnt 1 infrotcil fronl US to ! UO rounds The I foci luippriinil Jovfnl .Ml tlippfiise nnd tlmnkn
loiiorcinK MimtiKir. iitn time WUPII 1 wn < rccullnrly nrpihie to flip Hot MAS 1'Ali I tlinnk ( led ftirthU
Mi&Jett tn the trouble. IWOM Ir llolmnu * I'm ! As A lilp sliitf. Yours re p f Krc. I. ItONNKII South \Vii ! > li
riiM VNTH E , liut tin'pn im hml been completely Int-'toii I ) < "
routed nnd 1 aid uot oncountpr him nor IIUTO 1 met AII Hm-nnma. Pitirr $310
him Mnce. 1101.MAN 1'AlM'd IJUWllllRmMrrrt. N Y.
THE HOLMAN LIVER PAD TRIUMPHANT.
Tlio I'ad will prevent moro HcKncss tlmn all the I'liis and Drug * In Christendom win Cure.
Display at their wnrorooms , 1305 and 1307 Farnam Street ,
the largest assortment of Pianos and Organs to bo found al
any establishment west of Chicago. The stock embraces tha
highest class and medium grades , including
Prices , quality and durability considered , are placed at the
lowest living rates for cash or time payments , while the long
established reputation of the house , coupled with their most
liberal interpretation of the guarantee on their goods , affords
the purchaser an absolute safeguard against loss by possible
defects In materials or workmanship.
LYON & HEALY ,
4 , 1307 FARNAM STREET
C. E MAYNE ,
S. W. COBl , 15tU AND FAR.VAM , OM VIIA.
Property ol every doponption for sale m all parts of the city. Lands ior sale in
county m Nebraska. A complete set of Attracts of Titles of Douglas County kept.
Maps of the City , State or county , or any other information dcalrod furnished
of charge upou application.
M. BURKE & SONS ,
LIE STOCK COMMISSION MERCHANTS ,
GEO. BURKE , Maniiffor ,
UN/Off STOCK YARDS , OMAHA , NEB.
REFERENCES : Merchants' and Fauueis * JJ.uik , DaId City , Neb. ; Kenuipv N.itbiul
k. aniev , Neb.T ; Columbus State Bank. Columbus , Neb. ; JfcDdnald's Bank. No.l'i '
flatkNob. . ; Omaha National Bank. Omaha. Neb.
Will pay customois' draft with bill ot lailius attached for two-thirds value o stock
Ihc IcyUiinittc Jcweli'i/ trade solicited.
EBESTTHREAD FOR SEWING
SIX-CORD SOFT FINISH SPOOL COTTON.
Full Assortment for solo to the Trade by
VINYARD & SCHNEIDER
One of the Best and Largest Stocks in tlio
United States to Select From ,
OMAHA , NEB.
Mrs , Dr , H , N , Taylor
sliadS yonrs' hospital jirnotlcnj gives tlio
sumo proctloo nnd Iroaimciit ueoa In tlie bea
liosplluls. Kltluoy dlsousos , all blood and skin
llbcnsesatpoclullj. UJccrutlons.old toros , and
ovcrsoios curod. Tfoutnieut by corroapond-
Oftlce and Resldence-N'o. ' 2219 California
Street Omaha , Neb ,
Ctiro without modl-
A POSITIVE clne. 1'atoiUol Octo-
four days otloji.
the moat obtlnutocaso In
SSSSSf ffi SSS
te " nn - M
oo. , CURE ,
. . Vorlc.
I OJVXj'X" . A Wulck , ] * crrnAn rt !
C'jroo ) l ifct MsubottJt J'eWJUj , Ncr
vousiif i.WmlvUfena. houuoiktry. In-
rS-iutamV ' " -
London" Trouser stretcher.
I'litontod In Kuropu nml U 8 SCJ
Hoi.u A < ILNIH ; In r.Mrr.n HIAIII
fur coldirutuil John Hamilton .V
Co. , Ktiptrliur , Talum baffring out
of knees , io < < inioa j tintiiUoimto
oiliilnnl hliupu. Onlj' jiiitM htttorl- '
urcoiiiolnlnt ? w iuw 101 ! In eiin ' 0-
linn wllh eluiiipx All tithors <
I'linwcmi'ina. OtlKiiiitl mil on
Hticlchor lor ( ioiitlHR'ii'H ( ! u'
Ily iivprcss soiuroly nucUcil , jm < >
IS IX ) . Wilto forclrctihiia . Airoult
In aveiyclty. O.V. .
rBlIIZ ] CEDARS"
JA Homo und Day School for Vo 'i-y
Lmllcs , ro-opens HOT. 1. DcllKhtltilly Mill it. i
nnUi'niKctown Ileilulits. iMrgu KruiiiuU ! ' "
S BAHI.i : , l'jW3)thSt.Wa8hliiift'nD < ;
. urn t. rtlllc , row ill. 1 > '
tt 'it ' ' ill and rancho. ATI- -Id 1
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/I'M i i.i CiUiu jsrj.ii * i ejit i > isr.\i < t .
2vVP"S I : . . .V.'i:2. ia WABASU AVI.cac : ? . :
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