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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , /NOVEMBER 30. 188G.
THE FOUNTAINS IN COURT
The Adventuress talks of Her Bing an
CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES
'Jlio Hoard of Trntlo Mcctlne Th
Donlvnti Case An Itnllnn Uob-
tcry Court Notes null
Other Ijocnl Matters ,
Mm. I onntnln'a Trlnl.
The case of Mrs. Laur.i U. Fotintal
was called in Ilia court of Justice llclslc
lust night nt half past seven o'clock. ]
will ho remembered tb.it the liulyvn
chnrpctl with carrying out of the stnt
mortgaged property , namely A ? 350 dlr
inotid ring winch she had procured : i
the store of Edholm & Kdckaon.
The fair dcfondont was ou hand wit
her husband and snt in u euutmlcd cornc
of the room. Hur plump , v/cll-roundci
form was clad In a pluin traveling dress
which was nearly covered by a hcav.
miltunt or capo. She wore n dark veil
which filio did not lift until nt the conclt
Hlon of thn session , when she whlspcro *
! i few hurried words into the oar of ou
of her attorneys.
MessM. Thnrston & Martlclt ropn
sented Airs. 1'ountnin , whllo the stnt
\Tjis roprcsontcd by Judge Lake nnd \ \
S. Folkcr. The court room was crowdc
The llrst witness examined was W. J
IMIiolm , of the linn ot Kdholm & Knck
BOH , who had sold the ring to Mrs. Four
tain , lie testified that Mrs. Fountain ha
some tlmo in June , about IhclUtliorllU
come into the store nnd purchase )
the ring for $350 , making a.smuH pa\
incut down , nnd giving n chattel raorl
cage for the balance. After a day or tw
Hliu en mo back , and in nn angry Wn
threw the ring on the counter and sal
SIIK JII > N1T WAST IT.
Jlcr httsband , she said , objected to he
giving a mortgage for the ring. She sai
furthermore , witness testified , that h
objected to Her wearing It. She did no
say that she had purchased it as a prcsen
lor her husband. The witness then wen
on to say thnt Mrs. Fountain had lei
the ring , but returned again aftoru whil
ho could not say how long and sail
that she would like to get the ring for :
while to wear to Spirit Lake. Shu vrouli
return in n few days nnd settle up every
thing satisfactorily. Witness ngreed ti
let her have the ring on those terms , ox
cc tiled r.o mortgngu , nnd only nipilo :
memorandum of the event in a book kop
purposely for such things. Severn
months after Mrs. F. returned fron
Spirit Lake , and on or about Novcmbui
14 , 1883 , a second mortgage was exccutct
and signed by Mrs. Fountain , who gnv' (
n Buries of notes , payable nt $2
AND TOOK THE KINO.
The hooks of the linn were produced , bu
failed to throw much light upon tin
trnnsnotion , Indeed , the tended ruthc
to confuse it. Witness testified ti
having loaned Mrs. Fountain $5li )
tit one time , having taken ii
security , thorctore , a mortgage 01
nil her household goods and furniture
She had repaid the amount. The nigh
before Mrs. F. had left for St. Paul wit
ness sent a mau to her house to got th
ring. She refused to give it up , aaynif
thnt she did not intcndto leave the city
Up to that time , Mr. Kdholm testilied , In
had the train watched for
KKAIt JtlW. FOUNTAIN WOUL1 > SKIP.
As soon .an she said she did not intend t <
leave Unmha ho did not have any om
stationed at the depot. The next morning
she left town.
"How do you know she took the rim
with her ? " asked Air. Uartlett.
"Because she told mo so herself. "
"A few days ago. "
"At the transfer. When she wai
coming back with the constable from St
"You were over there ? "
"What did you go over for ? "
The witness hesitated and blushed.
'Did you go over on business ? " nsdc (
"Yes , " replied tlio witness , "I did. "
"Didn't you say that you went over t <
compromise the nflairv'
"No , I didn't , I did not say a word l <
her about money when f mot her in tin
room at the Transfer hotel in the HIiifTa
I don't remember all that was said. .
know thnt , for one tiling , wo
TAI.KKO AUOUT THE IIVHY
that was found on her door.steps. 'Shi '
wfxiil she didn't want mo to say anvlli'mi
about it , because film didn't want poopl
hero to know that it wasn't her own
She showed me its picture. It seemed t' '
boa real nice baby. "
At tin's juncture a titter ran throng !
the court room. Judge Thurston adjustoi
his gold-rimmed spectacles thoughtfully
Air. Fountain looked confused , and hi
b | > 'juso blushed and giggled.
Several wltnewcs men employed ii
Kdholm' : ) store were examined , bu
throw no further light on the ease.
Constable Kdgerton testified to havin/ /
arrested her in St. Pan ! and brought ho
to Omaha. On the way down she talkoc
considerably about the ring. Shu sail
that site took it out of thu state by ndvic
of her attorney.
Mr. Fountain was the first witness fo
the defense. He appeared to be ratlio
nervous. At first he talked in a low am
almost iunudible voice. Later on Ii
guthurcd conlidenco and spoke so that In
could bo heard nil over the court room
llu snid thnt on the 14th of Jim
lie was presented with the rin ;
hy Ids wifn as a birthday present. Sin
did not say anything at the time nbon
its being mortgaged , but he discovorci
afterwards from a paper that such wa
thn case. He immediately told her to re
turn it , which she did , Subsequently
shogotthu ringiigain , and ho had won
it since. It was
A COMIIIN.VTION ItlXO ,
nnd could bu worn either as it stud or 01
thu hand. He learned nftcnvurds that i
second iuortga < ; u had been givun by hi
wife , which mortgage was illegal be
calif o slut had been eoerccil into giving it
by threats ou the part of Mr. Kdholm
In January , 1880 , Mr. Fountain tuMilied
lie went to Washington , leaving the riii ;
with his attorney. Came bauk in n fev
ilaysi and , when going away with hi
wife in January , took the ring with him
Went from Omaha to Now York. "
"What did you do with the rlngV
asked th attorney for the prosecution.
"Do I have to tcllY" asked Fountain
turning to the judge.
I'pou being assured that he did. tin
witnessronlioii : "Isold it. "
"t'or bow much * "
" . "
"AH cnsh "
I "No , partly in money and partly ii
another ring which I hnvo since worn,1
"Did your wife know that you wen
going dispose of it ? "
"ifo. sir , she did not. "
Mr. Fountain made a bad break in s.ty
Ing that his wife had come to Omali :
about three weeks ngo. Ho was sure o
it , ho said , because lui had received tclo
trains from her while at this point
Afterwards ho hastily corrected hirasel
nnd said that his wife Uad only coiho a
far as Council Blufls.
The case was then adjourned until to
morrow evening when Mrs. Fountal
will testify. The defense is that Mr
Fountain gave the second mortgage o
the ring when it did not belong to he
but to her husband , ami furthermore tin
the ring was taken but of the slate , n <
by licr but by her husband.
Tlic Otijcct of the National Confcrone
to He IIcUl Here Next Year.
Last night in response to the call of tli
UKC' there was a gathering of Indies nn
gentlemen In the parlor of the Paxton , I
meet 11. II. Giles , of Madison , Wis. , prc
idcnt of the national board of chnritu
nnd reform , and Andrew E. Elmorc , i
Ft. Howard , Wis. , president of the stai
board of charities and reform of \ \ \
consm. Among these present were Sci
ntor Saundcrs , Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Strl
bins. Prof. Gillcspic , of the state instltnl
for the deaf and dumb ; General nntl Mr
Crook , Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Graff , Mr
James II. Woolworth , Miss Duncan an
several other ladies nnd gentlemen.
After an informal introduction to tl :
gentlemen from abroad , the ladies an
gentlemen were .addressed by Mr. Gile
llu gave a short and accurate account c
the origin nnd progress of the nation :
board of chartlcs and reform. The lin
gathering of fc representative charactc
had been held in Chicago , with repn
sentatives from three states only prescn
From that small beginning it had grow
to bo national , comprising the stat
Mnss.ichusctts , in which tlie llrst stat
board was organized : Connecticut , Noi
York , Pennsylvania. Ohio , Indinnr
Illinois , Maryland , Wisconsin nnd Min
The mm of the board was to deal will
and ameliorate the condition of the in
mates of all charitable and corrective in
HlituUons , and at the same time to con
tribute to a more beneficial and sati.sfac
tory conduct of the institution * m wliicl
they nro confined. It could ensily , there
fore , bo seen that the acts of the boun
applied to individuals who are dufuotiv
in mental powers , dependent and vicious
The cost of im > ! ntaimng all these institu
tious , could not bo accurately estimate )
but it is certainly ran tip into the him
Their object in coming hero was t <
speak to the people of Omaha in genera
about the scope of the board nnd nt tin
same time to have a certain mutual understanding
dorstanding between themselves and tin
citizens of Omaha , as to what should b
done to advance the interests of tlinbonn
mid especially insure the success of th
next national conference which is to hi
held in .this city sometime next year
They wanted to nave COO people in at
tcntcndancc upon that conference. The ;
had never had less than 000 and the' '
hoped OmuSa would do as well as St
Paul did last summer. The conference
had no constitution. Kacli state boart
was an individual body and might as i
thought the needs of its community re
quired. The citv in which the conference
once is to be held appointed an oxccutivi
committee , which in conjunction witl
the executive committee of the confer
cene , decided upon thn papers to be rent
other. details necessary to the conduct o
Mr. El more here paid , that he had bcci
around the city during the day , am
from the enterprise which ho hat
noticed ho had no hesitation in sayin <
that Omaha would do her share in tnak
ing the gathering a success. Witli re
snect to the time at which the confcronci
should bo held , he snid that ho bad beoi
written by a certain professor who hail
expressed a desire to bo present , urn
hoped that tlc | conference might be heir
during vacation , in order that lie migh
bo enabled to do so. The time , however
ho snid could be determined upon by thi
local executive committee.
The last conference , which had boot
held at St. Paul , had lasted ono week-
Mr. Giles said , and had appointed Severn
committees composed ot members n
dilVercnt parts of the country , who hi
had no doubt would be prepared to re
port upon the work assigned them.
The executive committee from thi :
place , it was further stated , would be expected
pected to provide the hall , the nccessnr
printing , the badges and details of sucl
a nature as would likely be suggested b ;
the gathering proposed.
It was further stated that there was m
initiation tee , and that the expenses
outside of those provided for by theloca
com mjtteo. worn satisfied by the sales o
the wrintcd procodings of tlie conference
It was as nearly as possible a free institu
tion. Papers wore read , and then an ;
lady or gentlemen present was entitled t <
discuss it to the extent of live minutes
Any person who had anything to say
said .Mr , Elmoro , could say a great den
in that time. Those who could say noth
ing ought not to occupy the time.
bcnator Snundcrn moved that Prof
Glllespic , Mrs. Dr. Dinsmoro and G. M
Hitchcock bo appointed members of tin
local executive committee.
Prof. Gillespie said that it would bi
preferable to appoint a committee o
larger numbers and one moro represent : * .
tivo of the business , social and profcs
sional life of Omaha.
Mrs. Dinsmore begged to bo permittee
to retire from the committee and loft t <
work on the outside , holding that tin
committee should bo composed oxelu
sivcly of men. Prof. Gillespio
she said , had been appointee
chairman of the executive committee b1
the last conference , and an Omaha lad ;
hns been appointed to assist. Nevcrthc
less , slio favored an enlargement of tin
committee , and confining its incmbcrshi )
exclusively to gentlemen ,
Mr. Hitchcock thought it would bo i
good Idea to refer the appointment o
tlie committed to the board of trade. Hi
also favored October as the time for hold
ing the conference because it wns tin
commencement of our beautiful Indini
Messrs. Giles nnd Elmoro hnd bcei
invited 10 attend the meeting o
the board of trade , at the exposition
building , The meeting then adfourned
and the strangers , accompanied by Senator
ator Sanders , Prof. Gillcspht , and sovera
otlmrs , repaired to the boar.d of tradi
rooms , but the board had adjourned.
Messrs , Giles nnd Elmoro wore intro
dueed to President Alyers and Severn
ether loading citizens. An informal ox
plnnntion of the objects of the conferonci
wns undo and assurances were givei
that in furthering the success ot tins un
dcrtaklng Oinuha would do its duty.
IJolh Mr Giles and Mr. Elmoro leavi
this morning ; for the cast.
A OA.NiNK HI mo.
Adcl.ililo Moore's Dog Scottle Bnvc
Her Our Prom Fire.
Apropos of the engagement o
the beautiful young English ac
tress , Miss Adelaide Moorevh
appears at lloyd's opera house on nox
Wednesday and Thursday nights , DC
cembcr 1 and 3 , producing "Tho Lady o
Lyons , " "Tho Happy Pair" and "Pyg
niallon and Galatea , " it may prove inter
usting to the public to know that ho
special onr in which Him travels caugh
firu on last Monday night , and iiad it no
been for her Scotch collie dog , "Scot
land , " it might have been necessary d
chronicle the destruction of probably tin
fmest railroad car over built in this cuun
try , and possibly an account of the los
of the lives ot the occupants.
The car left Stillwator at 1:30 : Monday
night , and Miss Moore , 'who was vcri
much fatigued from playing the arduou
role of Juliet , had retired before the trail
started , accompanied by her ooustan
companion , "Scottier , " a black out
tan Scotch collie. Mr. WllUnn
B. Moore , Miss Moore's brothel
nnd Mr. Edward L. Hlooni , he
manager , retired also and the sorvnnl
wore not long in following their ovnn
plo. The lights were all cxtingulsho
excepting ono small hall lamp near th
rear of the car , which is always koi
burning in case the train officials shotii
have occasion to go through , In som
unaccountable manner the lamp fell ot
of its socket , and in n moment the on
of the car wns ablaze. Scottlo was nlci
nnd wide nwnko , and his keen mstlm
told him something was wrong. Ho sot
tip n most terrific howling nnd whining
he jumped ami pulled and tugged r
Miss Moore , whom ho succeeded i
awakening , and she , to her horror , con
prchcnded the situation , She called he
brother , who , by applying four hand grei
ndc. nnd two blankets , succeeded in cj
tingulshing the flames before any scrioti
damngc hail been done except the ruin :
tion of a couple of yards of carpel an
the scorching of a little woodwork. Ha
the lire had two or thrco minutes mor
headway it might have been necessary t
chronicle a holocaust instead of nn ac
count of a dog's sagacity. This is IK
the first time thnt ScoUio hns prove
himself a hero , as he once saved a chil
from drowning in .tho surf by olutchin
Its dross in his mouth and swimmin
ashore- when it wns lmiK > sslblo to Inunc
a boat. Scottie was owned by tli
Duchess of Athol. Ho wns presented t
Miss Moore by the Marquis of Duiismon
a cousin of the Duke of Athol , when hi
three weeks old And has been her fiutl
ful companion for five ycara. Kd. Hlooi
snys that nothing is too rich for Scotth
and that ho shall live on quail on ( oa. <
for the remainder of his life.
AFTKH TUB INDIAN DKl'OT.
Xho Meeting of tlio Board of Trail
A largely attended meeting of tli
members of the board of trade and othe
citizens wns held al the board of trad
rooms last evening for the purpose o
tnktng stops to secure- the location i
Omaha of the Indian ngonts' suppl ;
depot that is about to bo removed wcs
from Now York. After President Meyer :
had called the meeting to order am
stated the object for which it had bee :
called. Joseph Garnoau , jr. , made a state
ment concerning the nature and cxtcn
of the benefits that are to be dorivei
from the location of the depot. Th
depot , ho explained , wns a plncc for th
annual meeting of tlio Indian commie
sicners when bids are received for tin
furnishing of all needed supplies for al
of the IndiuiiH under the care of the gov
eminent. Tlieso supplies amoun
annually to about $23,000,000. The ex
pcnditures for sal I meats , Hour , common
and crackers alone amounts to § 0,000,00
annually. Tlic location of such an insti
ttition would not only be great benefit tc
the manufactories already located here
but would bo a great inducement to othei
manufacturers to locate hero.
Colonel Chase moved that it be tin
sense of tiic meeting that all effort shonli
bo used to secure the location of tin
Air. A. Hosewatcr suggested that :
committee of Jive should be appointed t <
secure statistics to be presented to tin
Indian commissioners , showing wit ;
Omaha is a desirable location for tin
depot , bemsr the center of the corn belt
surrounded by manufacturing establish
ments , and possessed of unequalled rail
Air. Garncau moved that a committee
of five bo appointed to visit Wnshingtoi
to place Omaha's advantages and claim
before the Indian commissioner.
Mr. E. Hosewater thought that it wn ;
not necessary to send a delegation ti
Washington. Tlio Nebraska dolegatipi
in congress should be wired to place tin
matter before tlie proper authorities.
After some discussion Mr. Garncau' :
motion was adopted and the presideti
instructed to select the committee. 1
nnmber of names were suggested by tin
meeting from which tlio selection -shouh
bo made. Among them wore : Mayo
lioyd , John A. McShano , Joseph Garnean
jr. , E. Hosewnter , 11. W. Yatcs , Dr
Miller , W. A.L. Gibbon , II. G. Chirk' am
A petition urging congress to pass tin
Hatch bill providing for tlio upproprht
tion of mo nay for the purpose of prornot
ing agrioiiHurvil experiments was pro
Rented and received a number of signn
The Doiiivaii Cnsc.
Tlic Ford-Ettgorton-Hart combination
formed for the purpose of doing up Mar
shnl Cnmmings on the Donivan invest !
gallon case , has been broken. The flrm'i
stock of affidavits has been exhausted
and Hart , the attorney , is out. Mrs
Buckley , who made the affidavit alleginf
that she had been induced by Marsha
Curamings to maka charges agnins
Donivan , has made a statement to tin
efi'ect tiiat she lias boon oflbred $50 bi
Pat Ford and Edgcrton to sign the alii
davit , and that she hud signed it withou
knowing its contents. Yesterday Alonz <
Jay Hart , the attorney who has bcoi
playing tlio fiddle for Ford's dancing
made a statement which fully confirm
Mrs. Bucklcy'ti statement. He says tha
ho was hired by Ford and Kdgorton t <
prepare the allidavit for Airs. Itucklcy'i
signature , but has not boon able to maki
a collection. He also-paid $7.65 to go
Mrs. Buckley out of jail sri slio conic
sign the affidavit. Ford nnd Kdgertoi
have refused to refund this amount , am
Hart is out the amount in cash In addl
tion to his service. It is understood tha
the police committee will be asked ti
continue the case another week In ordc :
to make the investigation of the wholi
matter more complete.
Pietro Hlunco , a wouthur- beaten Italian
appeared at the police station in a badl ;
excited condition yesterday afternoon am
asked for an ofllcer to arrest a man win
hud robbed him. Sargcant Mostyn ans
wered the call and brought In a villiunoiu
looking son of tlie land of song wlu
gave his name as Lcmgo Falbro. Th
story of the trouble between the two mci
was gained through un interpreter ant
dates back to the 'first of May. liinnci
was working on the Marysville branch o
the Union Pacific , and nad saved $20
which he was going to send to the oh
country to bring his family here. Falbn
stele this money and skipped out. II
was arrested at Beatrice , but wa * rolcasei
on a promise of his friends to make gooi
thu amount. The promise wns not kep
and Falbro caaio to Omaha , where In
was found by his victim yesterday . Whei
searched at the jail letters from the eli
country addressed to Bianco wi-.ro fonm
on his person , showing that ho has beoi
taking the old man's mail ana thus preventing
venting him from getting ! communion
tion from his family , Falbro'a friend
hayo offered to return the nmouia lo =
hy Bianco , and a compromise will probn
bly bo olVectod ,
They Colrt-Dccked Jllm.
Gustavo Lindstrom commenced sul
yesterday against the Omaha Heal Kstao
& Trust company. The petition allege
that in August ho contracted with ai
agent of the defendants for the purchas
of two lots in Walnnt Hill. Afterward
ho found out that the deeds whicl
were given him were for two lots of ai
inferior quality. . Uy the change Lmd
stroin considers hinuelf damaged m th
sum of $500 , for winch amount ho ask
judgement. _ _
Nebraska and Iowa WoatUcr.
For Nebraska and Iowa : Light rains
slightly warmer ,
How ttio Latest Attempt Cost thi
Hmiicclera Only $4OO.
About ten days ago n number of chests o
tea , in transit between Snn Francisco nm
the cast , were opened nt Council BlutTs nm
found to contain a number of silk hanclkci
chiefs. The goods were PiilTcrod to RO eas
upon nn order from Collector Hnsjcr. of Sai
rranciseo , on the mymont of SJOU. Tills ac
tion on the patt of the tontlcnmn mcnllonei
Is n surprise to tlio government olliccrs , who
though they had tlothliiK to do with the ox
animation of the elirsts , still claim that thi
action was lllcital. ' They claim thnt tlio tci
should have Ucon forfeited 'to the govern
ment , as provided for by section sso-i of tin
revised statutes ; and section U&V proscribe
further tlmt ono who smuggles or attempts ti
enitiefrli' slmll bo lined , upon conviction , no
uxcri-dltiK Sffl.OOO. The oflleers hero claln
that the California people propose to luiuiln
Into the mutter.
I'c mi Its ,
Superintendent W hillock issued build
ing permits yesterday as follows :
Central Investment company , one-
story frame eottapre , Lindsay nvenuo
and Thirty-second htrcot S CO
a. 12. Well ! , ono and three-quarters *
story frame dwelling , Charles , near
Christ Hans , jive one-story frame
cottaifPs , Twenty-Ural nnd tirnca
Missouri Vnclllc , round house , Sulphur
Siirlmcs addition 4,00
S. N. Bell , ono nnd thrcc-qttartcra *
story trnnio dwelling , Nineteenth
and Locust 2X , ! )
W. It. Ilownr , ono-story frame addi
tion to cottacn , Twenty-lifth , near
Patrick avenue if.
John ( } . Willis , four oiic-storv frame
cottapos on extension ot Twenty-
Samuel ( . TnthU ! , ono and one-half-
story frame dwelling , Twenty-eighth
and MlnmI ioo
Mne permits. agcrcBathiB $14,21
Two Coxvboys Roblicd.
Two cowboj-s from the wild west 01
their way east were tlio victims ot sncnl
thieves Sunday night. They stopped a
a cheap lodging house , and on retiring
placed their vests , containing theii
watches and money , under their pillows
In the morning , liowovor , when thej
awoke , they found tlul thieves had sue
cecded in sneaking part of their posses
sions while they slept. From one pocke' '
a watch and iff.50 were taken , the robbcn
failing to find $30 which was in nnolhci
pocket. In tlio other vest tlio Ihicvra
found § 20 in money but overlooked a dm
gold watch. Tlie cowboys complained tc
tlio police , but oould give no clue to the
identity of the robbers.
DcnU "Wife , Pnuncr Husband.
Edward Wood , an old-time resident o !
the city , fell while at work on Thirtcontl
street yesterday nnd received a bnctlj
sprained ankle. Ho was In dostittitc cir
cumstancps and had to bo removed tc
tlio poor farm. At the same tlmo a col
lection wns being taken up by his friend.-
to pav the funeral expenses of his wife
who died at St. Joseph's hospital ycster
day morning. Wood at one time was r
foreman in the Union Pacific shops am :
had a neat home and other property , bul
lost all through the drinking habit.
A Ijnucr motion.
lu the district court yesterday aftornoot
the attorneys for the defense in the Lauei
case made a motion to bo allowed to ( ill
nn acquittal of the charge of murder in
tins first and second degrees. The motioi
will be argued to-day.
Tlie Wells nnd Swindler land cases
wore argued before Judge Dundy in tin
United States court yesterday.
Five children , ono colored , have been
born at the poor farm during the present
month. One of tlfdm has boon adopted
by n family living on Nineteenth street ,
Judge Neville is hoarins : the case ol
Schallcr vs. the City and Judge Wnkoly ,
the suit of Jas. Goelncr vs. the Nail
Work. * Co. , for $22,000 for damages sus
taincd in a broken leg.
Pat McGtiiro , an old timer , was up be
fore Judge Stenberg yesterday on tin
charge ot drunkenness' . "I'll give you
ten days to sober up , " snid the judge ,
"I'll not take it , ycr honor , " was Pat's
Car Ho. 1 on the South Thirteenth lint
camu very near mectinjr with a serious
acciilentycstcrday morning. Tie ! horse ?
ran away down the inclinofrom Hasoall'f
hall and overturned the car at the foot ol
the hill. There wore seven or eight pas-
pengcrs aboard at tlie time , but beyond n
few bruises none of them wore injured.
Emigrant travel to the west has been
increasing slightly during tlio past few
days , and extra cars have boon put upon
the Union Pacific overland train nt this
place to accommodate the rush of pns-
songors. First-class travel , however , remains -
mains light , and will probably not in
crease until after the holidays.
Itot For u Hoarder.
CoitUN'XA , SHcli. , Noy. ! . At midnight
Saturday nlsht a mob of twelve masked men
broke Into tlio house of Charles Pringle ,
dragged out a boarder named Coletnnii , tarred
and feathered him and escorted him from
town with Instructions to leave immediately.
He has disappeared. It Is alleged ho was ton
familiar with Prince's wife and has long
been an offensive character In the neighbor
hood. The "reformers" are unknown.
A Deadwood justice of the peace was
called upon to marry ayonngcoiiploand
did so with his accustomed sangfroid.
Hardly an hour had elapsed , before a
female friend of the now-made bride catnc
nnd explained that thu latter had been
married to spite a lover with whom shu
bad quarreled , and had since made up
tlio tin" , and therefore desired to bo
divorced , She could not bo accommo
Last Tuesday the romalns of Jim Swan ,
alias Jack Sheppard , prince of north
western highwaymen , were found in the
Hig Horn mountains. Ho escaped some
time ago while hundcuficd and was
never caught afterward. Ho died from
starvation , as ills manacled condition prevented -
vented him from'proeuring ' food , A knife
and revolver , ebUmbers empty , wore
found beside him. '
In Glendive , M. T. , the nion have or-
ganizcd a club , It has finely lilted up
rooms in the sucond story of a brick
block , furnished with a billiard table ,
cards , checkers , ! chess , and all similar
games. Cigars are kept upon a stand , to
which the members help themselves , depositing -
positing a niokollin a box for that pur
pose. Neither gambling nor drinking ia
allowed in the rooms. They are open
every afternoon and evening.
Free AbstraoJ * Frco Abstract ! !
And Warranty Deed to every purchaser
in Hanscom Pafk Addition. There ia
not one I'oou LOTT ,111 Ihia beautiful Iract
of ground. You can como and see it and
'udgo of the facts yourself , Selling at
550 to $050 on easy terms.
AMES. 1507 FARNAM ST.
Yon can buy lurnuuro cheaper of A.
L. Fitch * Co. , 12th St. , bet Farnam and
Douglas , ' , ban anv other place ia the city ,
Bargain corner Farnam and 3lst sts. ,
OSxl'ifil. south nnd cast front , | 0,500.
S. A. SLOMAN , 1513 F arnnm st ,
The best woolens and trimmings aroused
used m Unmge's clothes.
Bargain Corner Cass and 82d , 07x100 ,
? 1,500 ! $800 cash. S..A. SI.OHAN- ,
1513 Farnam si.
Whitebreaitnutct > all,00 , portora the
cheapest and best fuel.
NEB. FUEL Co.,214 South 13th St.
MY FRIEND THE BURGLAR.
O. U I'mlfripood , < ii tt > t O' WP ) ! Wan.
When I wns a young man just startin
in practice in the town of Dixon I wi
appointed counsel by the court for a nt
torious burelar , who , after having Ion
been a terror to our county , had nt In :
been captured nnd was now awaltin
He wns supposed to bo one of a hni
gang , and as I entered the room whet
ho wns confined 1 expected to sen n
abandoncd-lookingrufliau of middle agi
Judco of my surprise , tiicn , to find in ;
self in the presence of n mild-looklnj
biuo-oycd , flaxen-haired youth of n ]
parent- ! not moro than two-and-lwent
years , though I afterwards learned tli !
al leasl n decndo must bo added to tha
My miioli-stinlicd repose of manner wr
rather shaken for a moment , but ho t
onoo came forward , offered mo a chni
introduced himself as Mr. Brown , an
asked for my name. 1 had previous !
known him ns "Black Jack , " a sarcasti
appellation , I suppose , on account of h :
On being told that I wns the nttornc
appointed for his detonsu his whole mat
nor changed. A look of crafty ciinnin
crept into his face , tlio clonk of pee
manners dropped from his shouldcrsfnn
I saw bcioto mo the unmistakable despe :
ado whose apprehension had dolightc
so many hearts.
Alter a quarter ol an hour of confidoi
tial talk I plainly onw that the stnl
would win its case against this man. M
client and I wore beaten before wu In
gan , Ho wns very guarded in all hi
admissions , oven under the sacred sc :
ol legal conlidenco nnd so I was sir
prised to hear him say , as 1 wns lenviti
him thnt day ;
"Well. Mr. Clarkson , ot course I pr <
for to bo cleared , and I shall try m
chances on that ; but it really matter
little in the end. If the court convict
mo I shall not be caged very long. "
"What do you mean ? " exclaimed '
"Only that 1 never have been long bi
hind the liars , and I noyor moan to bo ,
have good friends outside who will lee
after mo. "
I smiled incredulously. "You hnv
never been in Blacktown'state prison , sii
or perhaps your assurance would be less
Once there , you nro1 safe to staj' , I en
Ho laughed liglilly nnd said good nighl
( hanking me for my kindness in accept
ing his defense.
In our subsequent meetings I took pain
lo It'll him thnt I believed in his guilt am
that the utmost L would undertake wouli
be a mitigation of his sentence. But Ii
always accepted my assertions with ai
airy pleasantry and seemed determine !
to bo friendly in spite of me.
The trial cnmo on , as 1 expected
Brown was convicted nnd sentenced ti
stale prison for fourteen j'cars.There wer
few redeeming circumstances In the case
and his sentence wns a severe one.
looked for his composure to desert bin
under this blow but , on the contrary , h
bndo mo a cheerful good evening as In
was marching off to spend his last nigh
in our town jail.
I went home with a very uncomfort
nblo feeling in my heart. Was it m'
duty as a man to warn the officers of tli
jail of this fellow's hints of escape' Bu
what bait 1 really to tell ? Only vagtii
assertions about friends whoso p'owors
did not believe in ; and even these mail
in 'confidential talks with his lawyer
No , I would say nothing. lie would un
iloubtcdly be well guarded , and tomorrow
row the doors of Blacktown prisoi
would close securely upon him for man ;
ix long year.
When I went to my office next morn
ing I saw at once that something unustin
had taken plaoo. Little knots of excitci
talkers find collected on _ tlio street corn
tsrs ; ticrco gesticulations accompanici
stealthy glances thrown over shoulders
and , as I approached , room was made fo
mo to enter the first of these bubblm <
springs of gossip ,
"Well. Clarkson , " said an old lawyer
ivlio had lonz been my friend and patron
"it seems tlmt'Black Jack1 is free , and m
thanks to you , my boy ! "
1 started , almost guiltily. "Freo
What do you moan ? "
"I mean that , to all appearances , hi
was abed and asleep whenever the war
Jon looked in last night , but that whoi
liis breakfast was taken to him this morn
ing tlio figure in bed turned out to bi
only the pillow well covered up , wtiil
an r bird had flown through the windov
l > y means of the neatest sawing on tin
bars you ever saw. "
"Sawing ? Where eouh ! he have con
scaled an instrument ? Was ho no
thoroughly searched ? "
"Of course.and he had nothing. Every
thing was taken from him except a little
ild , wcll-lhumbod Bible thut luus 'Jcssii
Brown' faintly traced in it in old-fash
ioned letters. Ho said that it hail beet
iiis mother's and begged that he migh
icccpitas the last tic to bettor ilavs
Naturally , they hadn't the heart or thi
jonciencb to refuse lhat. He must liav <
Ueen helped from outside. "
"Who Is after him ? For I supposi
lomobody is. "
" 1 should say so. The sheriff and al
ils posse , nnd half tlio town besides
They are wild at 'Black Jack's' escape
int I don't believe they will lay hands 01
liim again very soon. Ho has too good : i
And so it proved. After a three days
fruitless search the hunters all returned
ivinfir up tlio game as too wily for thorn
: ho sheriff fuming and fretting at an cs
; ape thnt had cost him his reputation.
Just iv week later the morning pos
Jrought mo a square , stylish-looking Jot
: cr , addressed in a neat feminine ham !
[ opened it with seine surprise , for mi
ady correspondents were few , but hnii
iiardly road two lines when surprise bo
3amo astonishment , and that , in turn
ininzemeinenr. This was the missive :
Mr. Obecllali Clarkson Sir : You wontlc ;
lowlconld have escaped from lilacktowi
wlson. In the same way , I reply tlmt 1 es
: aiied from Dixon jail. I never knov
t prison warden yet ( and I liavo in my linn
: ome across a good many of them ) that wai
lard-licartcd enmijrli to take away from mi
my mother's Bible. Well concealed betwc.n
its cUwblo covers are the only Instruments 1
need to pick the stronjrcht lock that ever wai
nailu or to tile the thickest bar that ever wai
Forced , 1 should not tell you this now ex
septthat 1 nm elf for foreign paiw.nni
never expect to see thin country azaiii. iiu
I liked you. and can't resist this parting
word. When you defend mother burular
iliid a worthier one than ' 'Ur .rK JACK. "
You sec , the scamp wns well educated ,
for his letter bore every evidence of that
is did his conversation. Ho had ovi
Joutly seen better days , nnd the traces o
lend'inanhood in him wuro doubllesi
what had attracted me. The loiter was
3f course , post-marked from a ilistan
town where lie had never been seen , an-
was no help in tracing the lost clew
Well , 1 thought this was the end of 1113
idventuro. But the queerest part was
still to conic ,
The cares of lifo accumulated rnpidlj
upon mo soon after these occurrences
Mid my constantly increasing practice
followed by my marriage , succeeded ii
30 tilling my thoughts that "Black Jack'
ivas driven almost from my memory.
Some live yours after this episode mj
wife and 1 found ourselves making a ncn
liome in a western state , and in spite ol
? ome unavoidable twinges of regret , we
soon settled into contenment and happi
ness in our unaccustomtcd quarters.
We had been inhabitants of the thnv
ing town of X only a Jew months
ivheti our quiet life- was rudely arroused
into excitement by a general ularm oi
burglars. A half-dozen houses wen
arouen into ia one night ; watches , silver
jewels , everything valuable and smal
iiiongh to bo eu ily carried , takea off
ind yet the occupants of the various ran
tacked dwellings not oncu aroused fro *
their slumbers. It wns in these dnj
almost like magic , and wo hardly kno
how to protect ourselves. The burglai
were certainly doing their work in tl
most professional anil dult-fiugorcd wa'
Our neighbor on the right had been oi
of thn latest victims , and wo feared tin
our turn might como. Double looks an
bars were employed , the police gnat
doubledand I slept nightly with a loadc
pistol under my pillow , which alnrmc
my wile almost as much ns nn anticipate
Hut nil our precautions were of no aval
Wo waked one morning to lind ourselvi
minus our pmult sliver ( all that wr
solid ) , my wife's diamond earrings , he
fathers wedding gift , and , crontcst lo :
of all , my watch , a family heirloon
which I prized highly and which tnonr
could never replace , It bore nmid tli
quinnt engraving of its inner cn. e tl
nn.no of my grent-grnndfatlier , whlc
was also my own , "Obcdiah II. Clarl
The jewels and the watch had hot
been taken from what wo hnd considers
a snfo hiding-place in our own room , nn
yet wo hnd been conscious of no iioisi
nor even an un pleasant dream. But
faint , sickening oiler * in thu room , con
bincd with headaches , of which wo hot
complain , left no doubt that chlorofort
had been the ngcnt of ( this bulglary , n
doubtless in all tlio others. Of course ,
snid that wo must accept o'ur fate lik
the rust , ns tliorc seemed sinnll chnnco c
the rascals Doing caught. Such a slrci
guard , however , was now put upon Hi
whole town that our house was the ln.
on the list of tlie victimized.
Three days later , ns my wife nnd
were sitting down to breakfast , whlc
just now wn had to bo content to cat wit
plated forks nnd teaspoons , there came
loud rinir at tlio door bull. The fnlthfi
Bridget answered tlio summons , and rt
turned after a short parley with a sin a
express package marked "raid. "
"My siioes from Now Yon ? , " said m
"No , " said I ; "it is addressed to me
The new books I sent to Boston for ,
tearing off the wrapper as 1 spoke.
Imaizino our .sensations when , on re
moving tlie cover of a wooden box , ou
lost forks and spoons , the blue vclve
case containing my wife's ear-rings , nni
my own beloved watch were revealed t
our amazed eyes.
" " wife "whore ill
"Harry , gasped my ,
they come from ? "
I don't know , " I answered helplessly
Just at that moment my gaze fell upon :
small folded note at tiio bottom of th
box , nnd ns 1 looked memory began ti
stir and waken ; for that peculiar , dulicnt
handwriting had certainly come undo
mynotieo before. Still struggling witl
this faint anil elusive remomberancu ,
unfolded the bit of paper and read its con
Mr. Ohrfltnti Clnr1nr lr\n Sin : Yoi
may thank your queer name for brlngim
these things back to you ajnin. It was iiftc
wo had leu your house and the town that
saw tlio marking on your watch and knev
thnt wo had i ribbed a man that I have alway :
felt was n friend. I vowed yrars ago Ufa
I'd do you a good turn Rome day , and nov
hero It is. 1 have found out tlmt you are th
same Obcdlali who defended me at Dixnn
and you're welcome to the "s\vaz. " I'l
never rob you If 1 know it ; for there is hone
evenamon ? thieves. "Bi.ACic JACK. "
"O , Harry , Harry ! " sobbed my witi
( for I am happy to state that my middl
name ! H Henry ) , "I'll never abuse you
poor old name again ! I did think it wa
frightful , but sco what it has done for u
that and your kindness to that dread
ful burglar. "
I smiled rather wearily , rememberini
the sentence in the note about "hono
among thieves , " nnd almost felt that
hnd been included under that nppelln
tion ! But from thai day to this we havi
hoard no moro of "lilnck Jack , " nm
have concluded that , m any event , th
Obediali Clnrksons are &afo from Ins gen
tlemanlv depredations. Ho is known ii
tlie family as "JMy iricnd the burglar , '
and his preference for mo is rather !
SPRAINS AND BRUISES.
! Ur. Cliiirlrs .Inscjili , 110 LaiiRton St. ,
San Kramlsro : , Cul. , says : " I sprained my
ankln * o luullr I could not walk , ami tried
ulmost vurytliliiK known , without relief ,
wlion ono liny a friend advised mo tu use
Kt. .Tncobx ( ill. I did PO and was Buccdlly
and wonderfully cured. "
Jammed Itatwoeii Cars.
"Hot Ii Iocs were onoecaiiclit In between
oar , severely brnlslnu tlieiii"Hiiys Jtr , H.
\V. Johnson , ot tlio Detroit , Mleli. , Ilronze
Co. , "and my Injuries wur > i n-lloved ! , jr
thu u fl of St. Jacobs OH. Tills remedy
also cured mo of u sprained ankle. "
Coulil Scurculy Move.
Houston , Toxn .
Mr. Wm. . 11. Toyln , Cliict of Klre DO'
piirtrnent. says : "I wa.i Msverely Injured
by a fHlIhitf wall ; timid wjireoly inniu.
Fly iiilnsr St. Jiu-olis Oil , my htmtncis db-
appeared und 1 was cured. '
An Injured TJnck Curoil.
Kanmi City. Mo.
Mr. Fnink If. Jlrookn , Ex-munairer of
Tlnint , writes : "I ttoopod to Insert my
luU'h key , when my foot Mlpprxl from
nniler mo mid I fell , strlklui : the small
of my baek nonmim Iron ralTlnu. I wai
Injured und my buek wan nw l. ! <
en mid discolored ; [ used SI. Jacobs Oil
fccvenil times and was promptly euivil. '
Crilnhcd Ilndnr n llnllilliif ; .
itl : 1 Seventh St. , Louisville , Kr.
Whllo helping to remove a framn bund-
ln of the ( , 'lty Hallway Co. , It fell over
on me , prcsshiK mu to the ( .Tounil and
vpralnliiK my back. I wan carried homo
on u i < ti etcher , and thn doctors utU'iided
nm two weeUs , when my wlfu persuaded
me to mo St , Jacobs oil , und the jialu
wus scon L'ono entirely ,
Tin : ciunus A.VOCKLKI ! co.
FRRK FTIOU OPIATES AND POISON.
FOL [ WHISKER8.JKUSTACHES AND BALDNESS
MiUrkt'r. iM < * tf WF * ! * * * * "t w t * * *
* i. * * * + * , tl- * * 1 * l | 'tf * *
IMl MpM. Kit * * * * * * * * . U < * * " > I'M
lld * fcllf § ! & * . I * -if fc * HMttlW
WEAK MENJ ! : iit * cr
P wS--JiiS 13nk ? ' ! ' ' " . . " . ' . ' . LMKiNTK7O
! ureav > n
Urcitf tIntrovrmfat ] ov r UotKf rbelt * .
riin ntly cured In lUroauiootbi. Htl * < i
( CURE FITS ?
ni ri > lj'lo nop i ( ! i r >
\7hra I do put m n
llmi T.Vdl J i Sl.th.M returu l. .1 IB.M . r i l - ' ' >
of ms. KrlLCMT r
I h TB in
C NKM ll ( l x > Ui < lr. Ivwrut urremaa ; tocuio
i w ritc r B * lM eOi r li.vo f . ll l l oa r.won far
" Do.l r
B - .
r trill. n l I lUrur Ton.
n cuuses , and u nevr arid
Miwobitul fL'llKntyour own
uoine by one who iftg d af twenty eight
rears. Tre .tnd by most of the noted upouliil
lit * without benefit : cured bnntutf In tlireo
uiontht , and since tb n hundrndi ol otliora.
Pull particular * tent on nppl cation. T. II ,
i : , No. 41V st3Ut 8t. , Now Vork City.
nNHllll | uuthf urimuruirnpe rjurir-8
M Mil I III UU ITemAtur f * Dc * , , Ntiraui
brUUtT.IxwiMknk < x > d'Uwb4 > liittrloillii tola
titry known r ui dp.JiM illaco'frixl
. bluk k will arlnl ftt til to IU. f lla r > alt
. U ) . oi c B ri , d w k
Expresses the feeling of many victims of
rheumatism , neuralgia , sciatica and ner
vous or sick headache. Having tried num
berless so-called remedies , and physicians
of all school ! " , without relief , there seems
to be no hope. Manv such have as a last
resort tried Athloplioros , and to their sur
prise and joy have found that it was a safe ,
sure and quick cure. Athlophoros is not an
experiment ; tho-sands have been cured by
its use and they testify as to its value ,
G' W. Oaks , Klllcy , Mo , says ! "Athlo
phoros 1m done more for my rheumatism
than anything 1 have tried , 1 have paid
out two or three hundred dollars for doc
tors' and other medic incs but nothing did
me any good until I found Athlophoros. "
K , L , Davis , Insurance and Loan Agent ,
at Missouri Valley , Iowa , says : "I have
used Athlophoros , and it cured tr.c coin4
plctcly Several years ago while away in
an adjoining town on business , my atten
tion was called lo this medicine by a phy
sician and friend who showcdmc a bottle ,
and package , and made the remark , that
if I was ever troubled with rhcuinalifm , use
this medicine and it will scon cure you.
About two years ago , my legs suddenly
began to swell pain , particularly at the
knee joints ; on my right knee there was a
bright red spot which pained the most. In
a few days I was aware it was rheumatism ,
my legs and feet kept on swelling , until I
could not move my toes , and for many
days and nights I was obliged to sit , cat
and sleep in a chair. I placed myself In
the care of a physician ) hut he did mono
peed , 1 then abandoned the medicine I
had been using and commenced with Ath
lophoros. The first three doics iclicvcd me
and with one bottle I wns well.
Every ilnipulsl should kcop Athloplio
ros nntl Athlophoros I'ltls , but wliwolhoy
cannot ho bought of thn dnteciiit the
Athlophoros Co. , 11U Wall St. . Now York ,
will send cither ( csirr'mjju paid ) on receipt
of regular nrico , which is $1.00 per holtlu
for Athlophoros nnd 50c. for I'ills.
For liver mill kidttoy dUon os , dyapppiln.ln.
dlirostlon , ivt'uUnosi , norvoiis dotilllty , illKcnKcs
nl women , rornllpHtlnn , hrndnclie , tinpuro
lilnodi 3ic. , Athloplioros Pills nro mienualcd. 11
I Cure without modi-
A POSITIVE oino. 1'ntontoA Octo-
I bor lit. lino.
Ono lei will ottra
tliomoit obtlnctoc.iso In four J ts
No nftiisooim doses of rubab * . conMM or oil nt
snndnlwood tlmt nro rorlnln to produce drspon-
lnbvdotrorlnir tlio ooMtlnir * ot the nlomreah ,
I'rlretl.na Sold t > r nil ilruirll < t or mulled on
rocelptof price. For Hirlliur nurtlrulart snnt
TorcirovilBr. P. O. Box ITO.
or. G. .A.r uxJiT co. ,
WJohn l. . Now Yor .
Tbe miy perfect substitute 'or Mother's
milk. Invaluable In cholera Infnntum
und Teething. A pnvcllgwtml rood for Dys
peptic * , Connumptlvei , Convalescents.
I-orfBct iiatrlent In nil Wanting Olsensci.
Ilequlron no coot Inc. Our nook , The Cam
and Feeding of Infants , mailud freo.
COLIUER. QOODALU * CO. . Boston. Hunt
BEFORE - ANDAFTER
Electric Appliance ) are tent on 30 Day > ' Trial
TO MEH ONLY , YOUNG OR OLD ,
"TTTIIO are cufTorintr from NIRTOOS DKBIUTY ,
W I OST VITALITY. JACK OF NKHVK FORTH IKD
Vrooit , VTAtTlitn WEiKHltsHM. and nil thosn dteeiuiftft
of a rKiutoNAi * NATUR.H rculu nK from Anutu and
OTHKR CAUSM. RuwUy relief and cmmplute re tot -
t tllrcnvery . of the Nineteenth Onturj.
fiend ntonco for lllustraUxl Pamphlet fru . Addrvu
VOLTAIC BUT CO. , MARSHALL , MICH.
WEAK MEN ! ! YTv f. rk tUu , lf
I > * > rll * t.etc.rettuliliitrioui ( Imllicitllnnio
irfflfTR.tturr * ! | ttiwt I HI. > mti < lt l - 1lr tnn , 1)J ) lt
CHI 1C AT MAUSTOJV THKATMKJVT.
be rf * | ty
< . -MADE STRONG
* * K > t > lrrwltli IhrorniatlonorvnluetoHllnirn.
MARSTON REMEDY CO.I9PnrkPlaco.NevYork.
Mention Oirmlm lino.
TansilPs Punch Cigars
wore shipped daring tbn past
two yuarH , without n drum *
iiiorlu oureniiiloy. Nootlior
limiBO In tun world ran tniU >
IHttT [ ullyinaknauau a elionluu.
taM Ono iiu'eni ( dealer only )
i wanted In each town.
EOIO D Y LEADING DHUCCISTS.
A Book tt t every father
ilionld pita * IP lil > on' IuuiJ
jid rua.l hluiKlf with th * utinout
cuire. OTM | all tha irmptomi
And f rrlbln rnralU or WMIIM *
duo to KrlVice and J n r-
* U'rof , J uCI UJe. )
l nri > ( nil Itruli of Ftm ( Of r ili Kr.nre. )
| U i uci-J It. TtitlmunUli from rmliieut London IMclori
FREHCH HOSPITAL TREATMENT
For Dr ln , Y/ukneii. Ix t Tltnllty , 8eul
ED CLARK ,
CITY CHIMNEY SWEEP
' lilmnoy * iiiumlnc J nnd faro tiikPii t" | irn < > iit no
HUM ( irili'n pruruptly uttvncJuUlu. I.ouvu onlor *
Nebraska Land Agency
Scneral ileacn ! > in real esUitc and real es
tate mortgatf F , 1505 Farnam st , , Oma
Nebraska.CHAS , R , LEE ,
AM > WA < O.STOCK. .
ALSO AdKNT TOR
SJHil , Corner 9th and Douglasj
MENDELSSOEH & FISUBR
Z > . I SHAN E , Xuiierlutenileii
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