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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , AUGUST 12 , 1886.
FIRST DISTRICT DEMOCRATS ,
Harmonious Mooting of the Oongressicnil
District Committee at Lincoln.
THE COUNTIES APPORTIONED.
Successful Teachers' Institute In l-'lll
iiinn * County Hnd Ocwtlint Nclirna-
Un City Many Conversions nt
itcnactt Htnto JSCWH.
A I'lrtooful Session.
Ltxrot.N , Xeb. , August 11. [ Special Tele
gram to thn Hii.J-Tho : : 1'lisl congressional
< IIstrlct democratic committee met at the
Opeltliouso this evening to cnll their con
vention and apportion the delegates to the
difleronl counties. Only the of the commit
tee were pio'ent , ns follows : C. W. Pool ,
Johnson county ; Jno. Marsh , lingo county ;
Tlio . Hicnnan , Ulchaulson county ; J. T ,
Jlorlarlly , Douglas county ; 11. J. Whltmore ,
Lancaster county. Tim meeting wns har
monious In every way , even to giving
Douglas county one-tlilid the delegates of
the entire convention on the bash of the vote
cast for Chailes II. Blown Inb$4. \ . Tlio ap
portionment , ns based on ono delegate for
every fX ) votes cnfit for C. H. Brown , gives
the following number of delegates lor Iho
different counties : Oass , 12 ; Douglas , 42 ;
Gngc , 15 ; Johnson , 7 ; Lancaster , 11 ; No-
inalia , 8 ; Otoc. lit ; Pawnee , 5 ; Richard son.
13 ; Saruy , 4 ; Saunders , 12 ; total number of
delegates , 145. Tim time for holding the con
vention wosllxed for Kilday. September 24 ,
nt 7:8i : ( . m. . nml the place was located at
Falls City. Tlio adjournment of the com
mittee moisting was In peace and harmony.
Flllmoro County Tcnclicrn.
OrjNr.VA , Neb. , August 11. ( Special to Iho
Bnr. . ] The teachers' Institute of Klllmoro
county , which convened July 20 , has , up to
to-day , enrolled ISO names. A number of
these , however , do not Intend teaching ,
some being residents of ( Jonova and neigh
boring towns who are trying to pass a piollt-
able time by obtaining all the knowledge
they can from the euicleiit coips of Instruc
tors which our eounty supeiintoudont , Mr.
, ) . B. Sexton , ha.s engaged for the work. Tno
Instructors mo Professor.I. S. Hake , Mrs. 10.
11. Bowen , Dell Heals , E. .1. Bowen , Sarah
A. Davis , Addle Billings. Interesting lec
tures lia\o been given as follows : State
Supcilntoiident W.V. . W. Joies , August'J ,
Miblert. "Character of Teaclieis" : Piolev > or
J. S. Hake , August 0 , subject , "The belence
f.oCStorms" ; Piol'usfor C ! . 1) ) . Harbor , ol the
Btnto university , August 0 , subject , ' 'Litera '
ture" ; and Professor 1) . B. Pcny Is billed tor
August 17 on "A Teacher's Cwtuicate. "
The hot weather makes it most uncomfoit-
.nble In the crowded rooms , still all bccm
j , keenly Interested and are doing peed woik.
rrof. Barber paid them a high compliment
by sa ) Ing It was the best Institute ho bad vis
ited this year , although pnrhans that Is a
stereotyped phrase of his. Pi of. Sexton lias
taken unlimited pains to eclipse the instl-
lutes of former vears and Is to be congratu
lated on his success.
, Work of Christian Workers.
i Br.xxirrr , August 11. [ Special Telegram to
J the Biu. : ] The State Ilolinuss association Is
again successful In calling together a vast
number of jicoulc. There aio now over
eighty-live tents on the giound , and more
" people arilylng by trains and wagons. The
meetings are well attended. Kov. McKalg ,
Itov. Ciclghton , Itov. Marsh , Evangelist Bit-
Icr and niixny othcis mo earnestly at work In
the cause. The meeting on Sunday was at-
'tended by an immensu crowd wl\o \ listened to
the gospel preached by Itov. Bitler. Each
day since Itov. Cielghlon , Key. Campbell and
" Itov. 11. T. Davis have alternated In preach
ing pnwerfuLsermons , nnd a .largo number
have been convened. . ' It Is , Impossible to say
howmnny , Jorjtlioy.aro bdu > c4onvorted all
, over thc'cnmp ground , in tho. touts and out
' floors In the woods. The wotk Is not by any
means all done at the tabernacle , though
many have been converted there.
A. Doubly Sad Dnntli.
NEIHIASKA. CITY , Neb. , August 11. [ Spe
cial Telegram to the iJiu.J James Fulton ,
aged thirteen , died this evening after a short
Illness. The deceased was the second son ot
Mr. William Fulton , the well-known Insur
ance man. The death Is doubly sad In that
Ids mother left hero but a few days ago to
visit the bedside of her husband , who Is at
present lying dangerously 111 nt Denver , Col.
Racing at Blair.
Bi.Ain , Neb. . August 11. [ Special to the
BKE.J Tlio fall meeting of the Blair driving
club opens to-moriow and a grand pro-
gtnmmo of oronts Is expected , The entries
Tlinvobeen very full , and many ol the best
horses In this and adjqlnlng states are on the
grounds. The meeting extends over Filday
and Saturday and pi onuses In every way to
bo ono of the most successful In the history of
A l < "loator Fouiul.
NKIIUASKA CITV , Neb. , August 11. [ Spe-
rlnl Telegram to the Uii : : . ] The body of a
boy , about thirteen years of no. was found
floating In the river this evening. The body
is much bloated , and as yet lias not been
No Fair Tills Year.
FKKMOXT , Neb. , August 11. [ Special to the
BEE.J The directors of the Dodge County
Agricultural society have rce.ontly decided
' iiot to hold the usual fair this year.
Morn About Ktato Crops.
DAI.K , Neb. , August 11. ( Special to the
Ui'.i.J : Wheat Is a fair crop in this part of
Ouster county. It Is well developed , and
with the cxcceptlon of an occasional light
field will maki ) a better showing than last
year. The recent drought did not elfect
small grain owing to the drought not setting
in until small grain was out of danger , The
t condition of this summer's crops Is good and
Will yield an average of twenty to twenty-
Uvo bushels per iicio In the northeast quarter
of the county. Coin and potatoes nro
simply Immense , whllo millet , buckwheat
and llnx nro fulr. Fully 85 per cent of the
corn lalsod will average forty to sixty
jlwshols per acre. Fanners arn well satisfied
with this summer's work and ox pi ess their
opinion favorable to the "great state ot Ous
ter. " and rojoleo at the blessings of nntmo
and the markets that will soon optm up on
the B. & M.
, PUI.T.KIITOX. Neb , , August 11. [ Special
to the Dm : . ] Wheat In Nanco county turned
outline , some lepoitlng twenty bushels to
the ncro. Corn will bo an average crop.
Late corn wt s never butter , but early corn is
damaged by dry weather. All in all , Nnnco
county crops are up to the usual excellent
. . " 1'AHKKii , Neb. . August 11. [ Special to the
BKK.J On July 18 w received a good fall ot
rain and frequent and coplousshowers since.
Corn Is trowing the tustwt 1 over saw It and
except In small areas of gravel < -oll uiomUus
A heavy crop. Small grain mostly secured
and though rather lightly lilled them will bob
-b surplus after needed supplies. All are sur
prised at Holt county's nullity to withstand a
protracted drought of moru than four weeks.
AIINOMI , Nob. , August 11. [ Special the
UKK.jho nveiago yield of wheat Is elgh-
teen bu.iliels frt ihe nrtiit . The quality Is
good , but there has been sonio heating In
stacks. Corn will yield 109 per cent In one-
third of tliu cqunty and W per ccntlntvto-
slhlrds. linlns Imvo helped. Corn hmo is the
largest over to own. Oats will make CO per
cent from A No. 1 to very lls-'ht The aver
age yield will be forty bushels. All carlv
sown gr.iln Is Urn best. ' Potatoes are a full
i rop. Fanners are In good spirits nt the
} > rnscnt outlook.
A Mbol On Ait Ulllolont Ofllopr.
x VALENTINE , Nob. , August 10 , [ Cor-
.respondenco of the DEE. ] A copy of the
Nogales ( Ariz. ) Frontier , received hero
recently , contains an article in which nn
attempt is mndo to make it appear that
Detective J. L. Smith was the cause of
bounding to death John II. Smith , who
.vcas under indictment at Valentino for
the niuraor of Hnmbliu , the stock in *
spcctor. John 11. Smith , it will bo re
membered , tied to Arizona , whore ho
was cnpturcd , but escaped. Ho was
afterwards shot and killed by a man
nuilied George 11 Miles. The libel on Cap
tain J. L. Smith , however , has no weight
in northwestern Nebraska , whore ho Is
known to bo an honest and efficient of
ficer , and Ills record of twenty jcars as
an ollleer is free from any charge of
blackmail or any other crooked worK.
J. H. Smith slolo very few cattle from
the blc cattle men , as all their cattle
were branded , but his principal stealing
was done from the grangers , who
brought into the country small herds of
eatllo without any brands on them.
Smith would steal these cattle , run them
into tliu sand hills and put his own brand
on thorn , If a poor granger should hap
pen afterwards to bee them and attempt
to get them baek , ho was 6pt upon by
Smith and his gang of thieves and run
oul of the country. All grangers in this
part of tliu country applaud Caplain J.
L. .Smith for his efforts to bring the vil
lain to justice. It was not the big cattle
men who wa.'tcd his scalp , but tlin poor
grangers whom he hnd robbed.
AVlio Mndo Money by VurnUtilng tlio
ConlVdernoy With llrusn Muttons.
Iu Iho death of John C. Booth , of
Watcrbury , say.s the Now York Times ,
Connecticut loses one of her most nota
ble clti/.ens. Jn many ways he was a
man of consequence. Ho hnd ideas , nml
the ideas bioughthim millions of dollars.
Tush , enterprise , persistence , those traits
were his to an extent that was distin
guishing even in a community where
there -worn virtues that everybody
boasted , lie was the original Booth in
the linn of Holmes , Booth & Haydon.who
made piles on piles of money oul of con
tracts that they madu Jus > t before the war
broke out to furnish buttons for southern
uniforms. The various states of Dixie or
dered the buttons and paid handsome
prices lor them , ami soil was that a Yan
kee factory came to make tlio buttons
that shone on nearly every confederate
breast when the war-time came , ami the
profits that eamo from the rebels on
this account helped swell in a material
way tlioi millions that were
to bo divided when a disagreement
came in the control of the prosperous
firm , and Mr. Booth went out of Holmes ,
Booth & Ihiyden , to invest in some of Ihe
capital stock of the Plume , & Alwood
manufacturing company of Watorbnry.
Mr. Booth hail a new idea then , and he
hastened to coin it into legal-tender cur
rency. Ho it was that brought forward
the lirst scheme , that afterward multi
plied beyond enumeration , for economi
cal kerosene oil lamp fixtures. His com
pany had a lamp that was warrented so
the circulars assured the public in all
blandness to save an enormous percent
age in oil consumption. The public was
waiting for just this thing , ami up piled
the dollars in great heaps at the Booth
door. The value of John Booth's ideas
was uniformly indorsed by folks -with
money to spend. Ho was novoi- behind
hand : ho was always a winner. Long ,
long years ago ho was on a pedebtal up
in Connecticut as a pattern to be com
mended to every good boy in the com
monwealth ; ho stood deservedly among
the foremost of the Yankee money
makers of the generation now about
pa.s ed away.
When Mr. Booth got a dollar ho knew
what to do with it. Here , too here pre
eminently , indeed was ho after Connec
ticut's own heart , for his idea of what to
do with a dollar was to salt that dollar
down. Up in the Naugatuek valley ,
where rhythmic cadences count some-
tiling , they called him "a llttlo mean. "
And Mr. Booth was rather proud of it ;
thrift was bis name for it'
Now tliat'tho ' hard-working old soul is
dead leaving his life's accumulations be
hind for other eyes to glisten over , a
good many stories are recalled by his old
business acquaintances and friends. Ono
was told mo uy a Waterburian yesterday ,
a gentleman who has lots of respect for
the vigorous career of Mr. Booth.
One Christmas eve , some fifteen or six
teen > oars ago , the brabs-making town
was awakened out of its pleasant dreams
by the furious ding-dong of the tire bells.
St. John's Episcopal church , down by the
pretty town green.was abhizo ; some acci
dent had put u spark among thn trim
mings Ihat on tliis day and evening be
fore Christmas had been hung for the
decoration of thcchurch's , jubilee. Close
by Iho bla/.ing church was the handsome
frame residence of John C. Booth. It
was doomed to destruction , too , so every
body agreed -everybody but ono man ,
and llus solitary man was a peanut-seller/
who in former times , had been a volun
teer fireman in Now York. Ho w as filled
with Manhattan ardor. His old-timo
spirit was alive and ho had a scheme.
"See hero , " said lie to bravo Jack
Davis , Watcrbury's chief engineer. "See
hero ; you wrap mo up in those old car
pets" ho pointed to what ho had brought
irom the burning church's aisles "and
then piny your hose on me. "
Jack "Davis looked astonished. It
wasn't hard for him to believe that tlio
jieanut-.seller was crazy. What a night
it was ! The mercury was dropping do'wn
through tl o bottoms of the thermometers ;
icicles were almost hanging on to the
fangs of the hissing finmcs that shot out
from the church roof over toward the
imperiled frame residence. But the New
Yorker was resolute , and ho Had his
way. Carpet was wrapped round and
round him , and heavy streams of freez
ing water were fired from the hose
noz/lo upon him , ho in the meantime
having scaled the Booth roof. Then with
the hose lifted to him ho stood and blazed
away intrepidly at the fires that raged
from the church roof toward him Ho
did what no other man thought possible
ho saved that house ; and though his
own litu had been endangered , tnough
Ihe ill effecls of his experience were not
slight , ho was proud of his exploit , happy
over his success , and when his follows
congratulated him ho noo-poohcd tha
exposure and peril that lie hnd under
Millionaire John Booth went out for a
walk on Christmas day. Ho was thank
ful to the bravo Now York man who had
saved him his costly home ; his walk on
this Christmas day was toward the house
of the peanut-peddler , and under ono
arm was a packaga.
" 1 am under irreat obligations to j'ou
for saving my homo , " ho said frankly
when ho got Into the old volunteer fire
man's presence. " 1 have brought you a
present. " Ho handed over his package
and It fell open. It contained a cardigan
jacket. At a Waterbnry retail price it
might hnvo boon worth as much us one
"I didn't save your house for pay , "
ejaculated thn liroimm when he had
fairly re-covered himself from the amaze
ment that had come from his first
scrutiny of that cardigan jacket. I saved
that house because 1 couldn't help it be
cause an old Now York volunteer fire
man must do Ids best ovcry time. And
you can keep your darned old jacket.
Good day , sir ! "
This old Now York volunteer was
named Campana. Ho is known in
pedestram circles. There they cnll him
' 'Old Sport. "
John U. Booth had not meant to show
a stingy spirit. His Intent was jiiit as
good , at heart ho was just as generously
inclined , ns though ho had come that
Christmas day to show hU gratitude with
a barrel of uiouuy ,
Eighty lots iu McConmck's Second Ad
dition , $150 and upwards. A beautiful
ncro in West Omaha ; six elegant lots m
Hawthornn - , a few ehoiuu bargains in inside -
side property and a large number of lots
along the Twentieth street cable lino.
Mum & UUUINQTON ,
15'W Faruatu ,
THEY FELL BY THE WAYSIDE ,
Two Young Girl Students Led to Ruin in
THE INTER STATE EXPOSITION.
linlil Out by Hont rtoyoottittK " 10
IJos1) ) llovonno Violntors Sons
of St. George The State
Two Girls Gone \Vronjr.
About four weeks ago two young Indies
nrnvod in Onialm to attend ono of tlio
business colleges of the city. Uno of
them cnmo from Weeping Water nml the
ether from a small town in wustorn
Iowa. They met mid n friendship nt
once sprung up between thorn. They secured -
cured rooms toother and bccntnu con
stant companions. After their hours of
study they formed the habit of KO'IIIU ; out
for tlin ovonlng , and In the stningo city
they wore notlong In forming nciniaint-
ancos Hint have lud them to their ruin.
Two young men , one of them em
ployed nt n hotel and the other a
peanut vender on the H. & M.
roud , foil in with the girls nml
of Into Imvo lieon with thorn a great dual.
Late hours and irregular habits began to
tell upon the young girls , nml tluiir poor
school work nttructud tlin attention of
their tonclier. lie remonstrated with
them , but apparently without the desired
cflect. The girls were out often and
Inter than beloro and finally mndo no
protoubo whatever of dome their scliuol
work. Their teacher had no recourse ,
and consequently on Monday bo mndo
nu order oxpollmg the Rirls from school.
J he order did not affect the girls , and , in
response to Ids direction , they were both
at the depot on Monday ovcning pre
pared to return to their homos. Their
teacher bought their tickets , saw thorn
on tiioir trains , and feeling hi.s duty
at an end , left them and notified
their parents of the notion ho had taken.
His letter created a consternation in at
least two liomos , as shown by results.
Yesterday morning tlio mother of the
Weeping Water girl arrived in tlio city
and announced that liorgifl had not ar
rived home. An investigation was com
menced and the fact soon discovered tluit
the girl did not leave Omaha at all on
Monday night , but was scun here in com
pany with a young man employed by the
15. & M. on Tuesday morning. The
mother was almost distracted with grief
and s-poiit the entire day yesterday In
searching the city for a trace of her
urnng child. Late yesterday evening
word was received from the home
of the Iowa girl making in
quiry concerning lior whereabouts This
throw additional light on the qase-and
gave credence to tlio opinion held by
their teacher that they left their trains
after he had scon them safely started anl (
had deliberately entered upon a life df
recklessness. The search was continued
for the two girls until late last night
when the searchers ceased operations mi-
til to.day. Tlio parents of both of the
girls are well-to-do people and on their
account the names of the young ladies
were temporarily withheld. The police
will take the matter in hand to-day.
NOTJ3S OF TI1K 1NTEK-STATE.
Evidences of Great Improvement In
the I'roupcctH of tlio Affair.
The inter-state exposition board are
working earnestly day and night in
furthering the plans for the forth
coming show. They have already got
ten out their .grand posters , .and are
sending them through the. state * ! Ulanks
have also been issued to provide for the
stocking of tno art gallery. Kntries nro
being recorded nightly , and the space
oven of the up-stair gallery , it is thought ,
will bo called into requisition. The force
of men who have been employed
iion ) the grading of the lot ad
joining the exposition building on
the north , on which the nunox-
is to be built , have completed their work.
The erection of the building to increase
the si/oof the exposition hall will now
be commenced and carried forward to
completion with unabated energy. The
building will be completed in time 'for
the exposition , and will bo stocked with.
cxhibiu of the linest style from all partfc
of the state , as also from various parts of
the union. Frank Allen , the agentof the
association , loft yesterday to advertise
the undertaking among the western
towns , and ho will be assisted by several
A Itnrn Burned.
A barn belonging to Samuel Walker ,
who lives about on and a half miles east
of Randolph , was destroyed by fire last
night together with all its contents. Six
horses and mules perished in the flames' .
also a lot of corn , oats , hay and som
farming tools were destroyed. It is ber
lioved by some that the lire originated
from some wheat that was bvrnod in tin )
Randolph elevator a short time ago , Mr }
Walker having hauled a couple of loads
of it home to focd his hogs , and it is sup
posed some fire still remained in the
burnt grain , lie had been carrying
$3,000 insurance , but it is reported that
his policy expired a short time ago.
Inspector Whitlock issued building
permits yesterday as follows :
Ida Bothwcll , 1-story frame cottage , 2Sth
between Grant and Lake . - . . . . . - . S500
All Saints' church , frame chinch build
ing , Howard and Fall view . 0,000
William Astlofoni , 1-story frame cot
tage , Cth , between Center and Dorca * 350
E. h. Armstrong , a-stoiy frame addi
tion , Viti Division . rxX )
A. S. Patrick , ! 2-htory tramo cottages ,
King , between Colt man and Maple. . 4,000
Thomas ( iuntoman,3 ) story tiamo store
and dwelling , SaumUirs . , opposite
Oiac..e . . 1,010
An Old Timer.
Fred Gerstcnborg was arrested yester
day , charged with the larceny of n coat'
from at Paul's , (
some one park icrstcn-
borg has lived In Omaha but a short time
ami this in the fiist time ho has bean ar
rested. Ho has a record across the river ,
however , where he has lived tor the past
years , most of the time in jail , on ail of
the charges of a minor nature. He was
arraigned for trial yesterday afternoon ,
but had his ease continued until Friday.
on account of the absence of material
The New 1'atrol Team.
The team of grays recently purchased
for the patrol wagon by the council have
flattened out completely and another
team is wanted , Ono of the horses has
been sled since the day of his purchase ,
and yesterday the second ono gave out.
The team was turned over to Dr. Uamoc-
cioti to bo treated or traded. In tlio
meantime Itoiim's bronchos are doing
service day and night.
Hans Peterson , a Dane , created some
excitement last evening by taking pos-
suasion of a street corner and delivering
a sermon pronhosi/.ing the destruction of
the world , Ho was placed in jail to
Laid Out Ur Heat.
Tlio ten-ilia heat qf yesturday made
bard work almost out pf the question.
About twenty-live moo , with their teams ,
wno were working for Tony Slavin on
south Sixth struct , wore forced to quit
work at B o'clock In the afternoon on
account of the heat.
SOVVKXIII K < W , " SANDY. "
Xrlhtito to Kd Ilottiory , Who I
For the Knst : \ < xt WoCk.
For feomcliiuc Mrttel.Jtotliery has been
arranging a trip to f'sp\y ' York and Hostuti
and some day nos ' | fpek % ho will bid
good-bye to his m.iny.frictid9 for a few
weeks' vacation. In anticipation of this ,
Colonel A. II. t'orbc0ho , has been in
Mr. Hothcry's employ 'for ' nearly throe
years , determined i < ) sllow his apprecia
tion of the kind fcoUpg < i , existing nt all
times between them. 'So ' it was that lie
procured a costly gold licaded cane as a
suitable souvenir , juuJ hist evening tlio
presentation took pliicn 1'ho affair was
managed in the most quiet manner.
Captain O'Malloy drove down in tlio
evening and invited Kl to take a ride.
After a spin around sovornl blocks a stop
was made at Herbert Hosiery's sample
rooms on Fifteenth street. Hero over
200 friends of the parties were assem
bled , and before the now arrival could
express his surprl&e at the crowd.
Colonel K. L ) , Pratt , stepped forwird and
in the neatest of Impromptu speeches
handed tno cane to Mr. Hothery. The
speaker referred to the lat tor's popularity
In the city , his general kindness to nil
with whom he was acquainted , and
especially the uniform good feeling that
existed between him aim all who wcio in
his employ , especially Mr. Forbes. Mr.
Kolhory was taken completely by sur
prise. In fact ho was knocked out before
ho had time to square himself. Before
the applause had subsided he collected
Ins thoughts and returned thanks In n
few well chosen words , lie said ho felt
prouder of his present than anything in
his possession , no matter how vulttnulo.
Ho hoped to walk always in that path
where a fellow feeling between men was
practically noticeable. If perchance he
was ever tempted from this line of pro
cedure ho felt sure now that the cane
would at once remind him that friend
ship is a priceless jewel. An invi
tation was then extended to all present to
make a critical examination of foreign
and domestic wines , nml for hours tno
snapping of corks was by broadside liring
instead of single shots , Colonel Forbes
was afterwards called upon and spoke
very feelingly of his association with hd
Itothcry. Ho said he wished ho could
civo him something ten times as valua
ble , but the present gift was from the
heart and its bright gold head became as
dark as its ebony stick m comparison to
'tlio friendship which prompted tlio gift.
Uriof remarks wcro niado by Captain
OlMally , Pat Desmond , Peter Conloy ,
Colonel Pratt and several others. The
afl'air svas one of the most enjoyable of
the kind that over occurred in the city ,
, , and will of cour o add immensely to
'the pleasure of Mr. Hothcry's trip. The
cane is very nicely engraved : "Presented
to Eil Hothery by A. H. Forbes , August
11 , 1880. " Itwas procured at Edholm
& Erlcksqn's , and is a model of the jew-
SONS OF ST. "GEORGE.
Tlioy Have Ucoldud . , to Organize iu
, A meeting was lic d.u.jjSl. George's hall
last Sunday afternoon , which was largely
attended , for the pu'rrMsp of forming a
lodge of the orilpjof' the Sons of St.
George. The meeting wtis called to order
by H. Y. Martin , \vjho § xplaincd the ob
ject of the gathering , -7/Mr. / Henry Live-
soy was elected prcrfidorlt , and Mr. Adams
secretary. After & fe , | well-chosen re
marks by the chaiKiuan , a communica
tion from J. 1' . Burgess , K q. , of DCS
organized in Oinuhrn jjA.petition for a
charter was drawtV'iip.by-tho se.cretary ,
and as soon as the requisite number of
names can bo obtained , it will bo sent
to the " arand lodge , wliich convenes in
Buffalo , N. Y. , on August 17.
After a vote of thanks to the chairman'
the meeting then adjourned to meet next
Saturday evening , 14th hist. , at 8 p , m.
St. George's hall.
WON'T GlUULiE THE WOULD
A WonUI-I5o Voyagem- Postal Curd
Itcturncd to Its Sender.
An Omaha man yesterday morning sent
a postal card to the postoflico bearing n
2-ccnt stamp m addition to that on the
card. The intention of the sender was to
have the card encircle the glebe and
come back to him. With that end in
view he had addressed postmasters at
the various largo cities throughout
the world , to forward the
card to the next town
mentioned. Tlio card , however , did not
got beyond the po.st ofiieo of this city. It
was returned to the sender somewhat
earlier than ho intended , with the in
struction from the postmaster that such
cards or letters are no longer handled by
tliq clerks of the post ollice. When they
were permitted , they became a source of
annoyancu and delay and wcro consequently
quently refused admission to the mails.
rjJudgoMcCulIoch yesterday rendered a
decision in tlio case of Perkins vs. Mar
tin. Tlio plaintiff made a contract with
Martin by which she was to pay the lat
ter i,000 ? ! ) for a Jiouso which ho was to
build for her. She paid him $300 down ,
and when thchou.co was built , she refused
to occupy or accept it and made demand
tor the $300 on the ground that as the
house was to bo ui-cd for purposes of pro
stitution , the contract was illegal. The
court hold in favor of Martin.
In the case of J. L. Haee. who sued
R. Berlin for $500 for commission for
selling some property , the court decided
in favor of Berlin.
The Fifth National bank of Now York
is suing Kdholm & Erickson on n promis
sory note of § 280 , the defendants claim
ing that the note was without consider
Dctectivo Noligluilma just returned
from St. Louis , whore h'cMins been closing
xi p a succcstful job qf wonc. About a
month ago burglars raided the residence
of a prominent hardware merchant in
St. Louis and carried , nway a lot of fine
] owelry , H colleclWn , , Jof rnro coins and
other valuables. 'l ' ( waS found that the
thief had headed . " < fprpmahn , and Mr ,
Nellgh had no trqjimq in iindlng the
goods in the city. JIo returned them to
their owner , ami gave the St. LouU au
thorities that have since-resulted in the
arrest of the burglar.
Btato i frbmon.
The fourth annuat tournament of the
Nebraska. Slate rjromcn'B association
will bo held in l-'reirVont this } 'onr , com
mencing August 2J and continuing for
lour days. The management offers § 3,000
m prizes for the different races of the
meetings. Among the other attractions
will be a match gaum of base ball be
tween the Athletics , of this city , and the
Frumons ( irays. Onuvhii will not send a
running 'team to the tournament this
year , but will furnish a largo delegation
of Ilrcmon and citizens each of the meet
_ > _ _
Violating the Uovcnuo ,
Hanson & Peterson , the now proprie
tors of the Denmark hotel , , wcro ar
raigned before United States Commis
sioner Anderson yesterday charged with
violating the revenue regulations. It ap
pears ttiut they recently purchased thu
Denmark hotel and saloon and failed to
take out u new license for the sain ot llq-
ors atid oiganv claiming they did not
know such action was necessary. They
were placed under bones of § : IOU to ap
pear before the ue.\t United States court.
Shoulder Dislocated ,
l.nst evening Kdwnrd C. Cooper , pro
prietor of a meat market and packing
house No. Ol'J south fifth street , was
thrown from his horse and suffered a
serious dislocation of the shoulder , lie
was removed to his residence No. ( )01 )
south liftli street where Dr. Harrow at
tended him. The accident will eonlino
Mr. Cooper to his house for several days.
lirycutting ttio Iloss.
Murphy , Crcighton & Co. , who have
the contract for paving Sixteenth street ,
have a boss named Anderson superin
tending the job. Anderson has mndo
hinisolf unpopular fo r some reason , and
yesterday evening a number of the men
employed announced that they would
not work under him any longer ami < iult
aeeordingly. No general trouble is ex
Hans Elilcr was yesterday
appointed guardian of Lle e
Borgstadt , a minor who is
about to come into the possession of sev
eral hundred dollars. Klilur is an undo
of tiio child. The appointment was made
by Judge McCullocli.
The riflemen are beginning to gather
for the annual compotlon which com
mences on August 20th. Lieutenant
Hutchison , ono of the range olllcord , ar
rived from fort Niobrarayesterday morn
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Ander
son , Ninth infantry , has been authorized
to tauo advantage of the leave of absence
granted him on the Oth hist ,
Lieutenant John V. MoBlain , Ninth
cavalry , will return to his station , Fort
Washakio , Wyo. , on final adjournment
of the general court-martial , convened at
Cheyenne depot , Wyo.
A warrant has been sworn out in police
court against C. L. Krickson , on a charge
of assaulting W. C. Godfrey.
W. 0 , Taylor , manager of the Bradstreet -
street local agency , has gone west on a
vacation tour , and hi.s place is now lilted
byMr.T. B. Woodrow.
The cbmmlHsioners yesterday awarded
the contract for the grading of several
road , ? in Union precinct.
Th'i'oo complaints against the assess
ment for city taxes were Hied with the
cit3' couticil at their mooting as a board
of equalisation yesterday.
Thirty-two dog tax-tags were issued by
City Clorlt Southart yesterday. Four of
those were taken by two little girls who
eamo iu in : v grout hurry to pay the li
cense 'before some big policeman could
killonc of their dogs.
J. F. Snyder , yard master of the Union
'Puciiifc at Urcon river , who has boon a
dolegnlo.to the late convention of yard
masters at St. Paul , and since that time
on a trip of pleasure to the east , was in
town yesterday on his way home.
Yesterday morning's overland passen
ger train on the Union Pacific came in in
two sections. It carried a largo number of
fruit cars , which made it too long to bo
drawn by ono engine , and thus , u second
section was necessitated.
Tlio Coucordia society will celebrate
its nineteenth anniversary on September
20th , with a grand concert and ball.
Julius Meyer , George T/chuck , Lewis
Hcimrod , ; , Lo\yis \ Grobccker and George
Slratmann have been appointed a com
mittee on arrangements. *
Yesterday morning freight engine No.
1024 of the Union Paciiic , while standing
near the stockyards in Kansas City , burst
her boiler and was entirely destroyed.
1'art of her was thrown over m the stock ,
yards several hundred feet distant , while
the tender was twisted cross the track as if
it had been a backwark kickof oyclopean
force. Q'he fireman , engineer and fore
man of the engine were badly injured
and at last accounts had not been pro
nounced out of danger of death.
E. A. Ford , general western passenger
agent of the Pennsylvania road , passed
through the city ychlerday morning on his
way to the mountains. Mr. Ford is a largo ,
heavy , portly gentleman , 9f swarthy fea
tures and pleasant expression. He is ono
of the most valued men of the Pennsyl
vania road , and is now seeking a rest of
several weeks from "his arduous labors.
His road is double tracked from Pittsburg
to Now York , though the average r ate or
speed of the trains is about thirty miles
per hour , oxccpt on the limited express ,
which runs from Chicago to New York nt
the rate of about forty miles an hour.
Like all times in the past , the Pennsylva
nia is n mine for owners.
Travel was almost suspended yester
The first pier on the Sixteenth street
viaduct will bo completed to-day.
The thermometer registered 102 in the
shade at 8'o'clock yesterday afternoon.
C. P. Benjamin , of Cedar Itupids , la. ,
has associated himself with Albright &
Aylosworth , in the real estate business.
Kdwi H. Brown , editor of the Sunday
Telegram at Sioux City , spent yesterday
in Omaha , returning homo last evening.
J. A. Williams , a promising young at
torney of Madison , Wis , , lias located
in Omaha. Ho is oQlcing with lion.
Gco. W. Doano.
George W. Kelley , of Kclloy , Stiger &
Co. , has gone to Now York city to pur
chase fall goods , and will return about
Patsy Fallen has purchased Captain
O'Malloy's road house and saloon and
will give a grand opening of the place
Mrs , J. J.'Brown and son loft yesterday
mornimr for Soda Springs , Idaho , where
they will be joined by Air. J. J. Brown
in a few days for a visit of several weeks.
B. Hollmnn , brother of M. Hellraan , of
Cheyenne , with his wlfo and a lady
friend , passed through Omaha yesterday
on their way , over tlio C. , M. < is St. P. , to
Edward Peterson , the affnblo and faith
ful pohco otllcer at the U. & M. depot ,
intends to take two ( lays' vacation , com
mencing tills morning. It is the first
time ho lias boon absent from his post in
fourteen months , during which period ho
has been in the company's employ. Mr.
and Mrs , Peterson will make a Hying
visit to Lincoln to-day.
Eastern parties are desirous of learning
the address of James Leonard and Joshua
H , Niokols , hist hoard from at Omaha in
18UO. They or their their heirs can learn
bomothlng greatlv to their advantage by
addressing J. C. Lawh , 35 Liberty street ,
Now York city. Any person furnishing
the Information will bo compensated tor
U. P. Band Excursion Basket Picnic to
Fremont will take place Saturday , Aug.
1-1. Round trip , | 1 ; children , 50o.
Bargain. Virginia ave , splendid cor
ner , 100x100 , $3,600. S. A. Slomnn , 1013
If yon buy lumber anywhere without
first getting Hoaglands prices you will
For thn uiucftlility'unya you can buy
lots in West side and the first addition to
West side ; for from $800 to * 450 each.
Now ( a the time to buy. Apply to Boll &
McClandish. 1511 Dodge , or John A.
MeSlmuo , 213 S. 13th. <
THE DUVALS OF EARLY DAYS ,
Stories of the Stngo Ooach and Emigrant
Bobberies on tlio Plains.
TWO HIGHWAYMAN TRAPPED.
A Hold up on the llonil Hotwcon Jules-
hnrcand Chcyonnc "Cool Char *
ley's" Lnst llald on the
Outside of the loughs who ruled the
towns of the west up to live years ago ,
there was a distinctive class of men by
whom it was almost a pleasure to bo hold
up. They wore , as a rule , men of quiet
demeanor , never given to brawls , seldom
seen drunk , and ever ready to champion
the cause of the oppressed. It is doubt
ful if one of this class has Mirylvod tlio
onward march of eiviil/atlon , whllo as
for the other class the desperadoes over
ready to shoot or stab , the coward who
ambushed their victims , and the camp
and saloon brawlers the sheriffs have
hunted them out o.nd awed them into
Captain Long , an army olllcor , was
staging it between Julesburg and Chey
enne before the railroad connected the
two. The through passengers numbered
suven , being live men and two ladle * , the
latter being tlio wives of two of the pas
sengers. He was tlio only military man
aboard. The two men were partners ,
who wuio going to Cheyenne to set up in
mercantile business. One of the others
was an artist and correspondent for u
Now York illustrated paper and the liftli
was a stockman. It was but natural that
they should strike up a speaking ac
quaintance , and the natural result of this
was a general conversation about btago
robbers. Those chaps wcro pretty num
erous at that tlm'o and tlio chances were
nt least even on the coach being held up ,
before the end ot the journey. People
who regard themselves in peril
often become communicative. These
had not been traveling half a day
before it was known that the two
mercantile men had about $10,000 in
greenbacks , and all but $200 was con
cealed in the bosoms of their wives. The
ill-list had $150 in the lining of His cap mid
130 in his wallet. Tins stockman had
? H)0 ) in his wallet and his bootlegs
j.unmcd full of greenbacks. Long had
! f80 in his pocket and not a dollar else
where. The fact of his being an army
olliciir will satisfy all inquiries as to why
ho didn't have more. The next thing
was to expect the stage to bo stopped
anl to plan what tney would do. They
had all read and heard of such affairs ,
but up ono had been through the null.
The live men each had a trusty revolver ,
and it was hardly U ) bo expected that
they should permit themselves to bo
robbed by ono or two men. It was ar
ranged that in case the stage was stopped
the ladies should sink down out of harm's
way and give the men a chance to show
their mettle. As a matter of course , they
depended on the driver to help them out
as he could.
It was about h.ilf an hour before sun
down , and they were .skirting the cottonwoods -
woods along the north fork of the upper
Platte , when the driver suddenly pulled
up. They looked out to see what had
happened , and a man opened the right-
hand door of the coach and looked in on
them. Ho was about thirty years of a < _ o ,
light hair , blue eyes , sandy beard , and
regular features. Indeed , ho was a good-
looking man. His dress was half hun
ter , half gentleman , and he looked clean
and tasty. Ho had a cooked revolver in
his light hand , and his Ictt held the door
"One three live seven , "he counted.
'Ladies and gentlemen , 1 am extremely
sorry to put you to any trouble , but I
shall have to roqui st you to alight. That
is. the gentlemen will please step out ,
while the ladies can remain in tliccofich. "
They had planned how they were to
owen lire and riddle the follow with bul
lets. Here he was and not ono of the
men made a movo. Why ? Well , it
seemed as if those eveb kiipt close watch
of every man's hand. Tlio captain re
lates that his first thought was to slip his
bund down to his revolver , but the in
stant his arm moved the fellow seemed
to cover him , sayitig :
"Gentlemen , 1 hope 1 shall not be
obliged to shoot any of you. Please
eomo out. "
It's no use to say they were a sot of
cowards , for such was far from being the
case. They were packed in the coach
like sardines , no one prepared to shoot ,
and it takes time to draw a revolver and
make ready. It is probable that if any
of them had attempted it , there would
have boon a tragedy. The captain was
on the front scat , and ho hoped that as
ho rose up to leave the coach ho might
draw his weapon unobserved , but tlio
aeent Imd been there before. The artist
was the first ono down , and Ids revolver
was taken as he reached the ground and
ho was ordered to "stand over there. "
Each ono was disarmed the same way ,
and the plbtols ol all were Unrig under
the coach. YIllo ! no one could say the
driver stood in with the agent , ho acted
a contemptible pait. IIo had stopped
the coach at a gesture , and now sat on
his "scat with face entirely free from
anxiety. IIo was armed with tvvo revolvers
vers and ho could have easily shot
the agent through Iho limid. as Iho latter
gave him no attention whatever. Well ,
Uiore stood the live jnen in line , and
the agent surveyed them and said :
" 1 must have iJtf.OOO out of this crowd.
Captain , place your money on the
ground. Watches and rings 1 don't care
for , and none of you seem to have diamonds
mends , "
Ono threw his wallet down In eontomnt ,
and thn others followed suit. The agent
picked them up , ( .elected out the green <
back , and , upon counting up the bum to
tus. ho laughed mcriily and observed :
"This crowd must be looking for a
poor honso. Now , gents , 1103 more fool
ing. There's mone.y hero and I'm going
to have it. If it isn't in your pocket it is
in the coach. If it isn't ' in the coach the
ladies have got it. Shell out , or I'-ll search
every ono of you. "
"You have got my last dollar , and may
the bills burn you , " said the captain as
ho turned to the noxt. Every man in the
line denied that tie had any money , and
for a moment thn agent seemou non
plussed. Then ho backed up to the opim
door of the stage , Icaviim them about ton
foot away , ami still covered with his re
"Ladles , " ho said , in a voicci as soft asa
' " 1 didn't to trouble
a girl's , mean you ,
hut I've had Mich poor luck outside that
I munt renuost a contribution. Plcnso
handout the money you are carrying for
The women wore terribly frightened ,
and both at once started to comply with
the order. The husband * saw ruin starIng -
Ing them in the face , and the ono next to
the captain , whoso name was Travers ,
brnatlicd so hard that ail could hoar
him , Suddenly , as If shot from a can
non , and with the ngunt still covering
thorn , Travors sprung forward. Mo made
just two jumps to cover the distance. The
revolver cracked , and the bullet cut aleck
lock of hair from his head. But the
next instant ho had selxed the barrel with
his right hand the man's throat with his
loft and was oryinz for help. All gave
it fa-st enough , and inside of two min
utes had the follow disarmed and bound.
It WHS a wonder omo of thorn were not
killed , for he iirc-d every chamber in the
revolver. HU btrugglcd , too , were terrl-
lie , and it was not until the
artist picked up one of the weapon * ,
and belabored him over tliu head
with Hio butt or it that ho grew qtifcl ,
The lirst inoVo was to search him and get
the money and divide it ncoording ns
Ihoy had contributed. IIo took matters
very coolly when ho tcnllxed that ho wru
helpless , saying that they wcro no gen-
tluinen to use film . < o roughly , and call
ing attention to the fact that he could
have shot every one of tin m. They wcro
binding him more securely , wbcu a do-
tachiuent of cavalry came up , and bo
was turned o\er to them as a prisoner.
Ho wa < > taken to a eamp near Julesburg ,
but within a week he made a desperate
break and ecureu his freedom. Illumine
\\lthinaii nco of securing the biggest
haul of the year. The women had , as
has been related , $15,800 hidden away ,
and I'vury dollar of this was ready to bo'
passed out to him when Travers inter
rupted the programme " 1 have. " said
the captain , in conclusion , ' -fought In
dians , skirmished with gri/zlies , lumteit
down outlaws , nml had m , ) share of adventures -
ventures with rattlesnakes , but this was
the only lime I was ever boxed up and
made a fool of , and it bus always been a
raw f-pot m my record. "
I UOl. CIIAIll.r.V's DKATII
There were , In the years ISOo-li , along
the overland route through Kansas. i \
number of very darimr roiuf agents , \\wv\ \
Perhaps the boldoM. of the gang was a
boy sixteen years old , who was known as
"Cool Charley. " Thuro were various
stoilos alloat as to his identity , but the
real fact was that ho was Iho sun of a
Missouri bushwhacker who had been
hunted down after the close of the war ,
with other members of Quaittrors gang ,
and shot on sljiht. The bov was a wild ,
reckless fellow , and ns ho drifted west in
the current of travel ho fell In with baif
men and became a desperado. The
achievement wldeh resulted in his death
was t'io boldest affair ho over attempted.
ln Juno , IBliU , three families , tunned
\Nolf , Taylor and Dayton , respectively ,
started for Colorado overland from Kt.
Joe. Tncro were three men and two
half-grown boi in the party , and 1111 11
within fifty miles of the Colorado line tl o
teams were in company of a caravan
numbering twenty wagons. Ono day one
of the women was bitten by a rattlcsns.k . - ,
and she was so terribly ill that the tl r o\ \
wagons halted for a day or two until s q
should iind relief. The caravan pusheil
on and Ictt them , hut nt that tlmo nrrij
danger was to bo apprehonpod from the
Indians. On the second day of Iho halt ,
about 5 o'clock in the afternoon , ono of
the boys named \ \ ill , ageil thirteen yeaifl.
a son of Mr. Taylor , took his shotgun and
loft eamp In seal ch of a rabbit or other
small game. The eamp was on a small
creek emptying into the Kepublioa'ii
river , and in a bit ol valley where the
grass grew luxuriantly ' 1 his spot wad
about a mile from the main line of travel ,
but hidden from It by broken ground and
boon after the boy left camp the three
men and the other lad sat down together
to repair one of the harnesses , while thil
three women were together in onn
wagon. The men must have been very
busy with their work , for of a sudden ii
voice addressed them , and tlmy looked
up to find Cool Charley sitting bare
backed on a mule between them and the
wagons. He lia-l a rillo resting across
the horse and a revolver m his right
hand. They tcok it lor granted that lid
was tiic son of ome immigrant who was ,
perhaps , intending to realms horses in
the valley , but , ast they were about to
arise to welcome him and reply to any
inquiries , he couimniidud them to remain
seated under pain of hutant death. All
the firearms were in the wagons , and
when tlio men realised that the boy was
n desperado and mount b tslncas they
obeyed orders. Ho rode to within t n
feet of them , and dismounted and said :
"I shan't hurl nobody unless obliged
to do it to keep you quiet. R How much
money is there in this crowdV"
The three men had a total of about
$700 , but all pleaded poverty and not
pealed to him not to rob thorn of the
incans of subsisting after ruaoluntr their
destination. Pointing hib revolver from
man to man , lie madu each one own up
the exact amount ho had iu hi.s watluti.
Then each one was forced to count out
half , and the money was handed to hiiri
by the boy.
"That's all right , " ho said ns ho
pocketed the goRl. "Now , then , I'm ,
tired of ridin * ; around on an old mule
without a saddle. 1 think that bay horse
will suit me. "
The animal was a splendid bcaht.owned
by the father ot the boy who was off
hunting , and while the boy drove I ho
wagon the father rode this horso. The
animal was hobbled near by , and thesad
dle hung on a hind wheel of the wagon.
It was hopeless to object or protest , and
the men were quiet while the young out
law leaned Ins rillo against the wugou
and proceeded to catch the horse , all tliq
time carrying his revolver ready for serf
vice and having an eye on the group
Ho had brought the horse to the wnuon
when Will 'laylor eamo in sight from his
Uriel hunt. He approached from tha
other side of the wu < rons , and was unseen !
by the outlaw. While green to prairia
life and ils dangers , ho was a quick *
wilted boy , and while yet a considerable
distance away , he realized that somothlnir
was \vroug at the camp. Ills furthei
approach was made witli more onutloii.
Tlio two boys had been ehums for years ,
and out of curiosity had learned the signi
of tlio deaf and dumb alphabet , and could
converse quite rapidly together. As
Will eamo nearer George signed to hiitf
thut there was a robber in camp. A nuu
nient later Mr. Dayton told him to signal
Will to creep nuarur and shoot the oufl
law iiistho legs. Will replied that ho wnJ
afraid , and was told that if ho did nottho
horse and money would soon be oil.
With thai ho crept rapidly forward.
Cool Cliarly bridled and saddled the
horse without hurrying. There were
some articles iu the tadinc-pockct ho did
not care for , and he threw thorn nwny.
There was a revolver in tlio holster , and
this ho carefully examined. Ho had jti.4
returned the weapon when Will , sighting
his gun over a spoke in the hind whoolV
gave him a. dose of coarse shot in tlio
calves of his legH , being nol over fifloou
feet away as ho tired. 'The outlaw fell ,
and as he did so the three men rushed
upon him , and he was presently hound
hand and foot. Ho raved , and cursed ,
and threatened , but he had not long to
live. The iniiu could Imvo done very lit
tle for him in either case , but wounded as
ho was they stood by and saw him slowly
bleed to death without making an effort
to savn him A posse sent out by the
stage coach company oiimu that way before -
fore the corpse was buried and idontl *
lied it. Tlio leader deliberately out off
tin ) outlaw's head and rolled it up in iv
sack , presumably to secure n reward
which had boon offorod. Ho did not
have a xlnglo dollar beyond thn inonov
just taken , and tlio body bore the scars ol
iwo freshly Inmled wounds. Ho had
been last heard from sixty miles away ,
where he took the mule from an over
land station in the face of three em
ployes , none of whom dared tire upon
Him. The boy Will was so rattled by
what , ho hint done thai he was actually
sick abed for Iwo days.
Topic of Iho I > ny
is Elgultcr'A clearing mile of fine cloth
ing at big reductions , Cor Furuuiu
llosjdonoo Near HlKh Uoliooi.
East front , full lot , city water , for sale
by Boil & McCandlish , 1511 Dodge at.
Ir , M. B. Croll , cor , 10th and Chicago
The Bible Society"ha ? Bibles for aalo
cheap , Depository in Y. M. O , A. roomi.
A lot of nice empty boxes , Inquire at
UKK Counting Koom.
MoAloster coal , IliivonsiCo.lO&Karuam
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