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The Evidence For and Against Jobn W.
Lauer Before the Jury.
Mr. Slnicrnl Opens For thn StntoWllh
A Strong ArrnlKtimont o
Jiiljo Snvnuc For tlio
Xtio Imucr Trial. /
At tlio opening of the I-micr trial yes-
ccnlny morning the ilistrict court room
was pretty well crowded. About one third
of those in tlio lobby were ladles. As tliu
trial went on the throng increased , and
the entire north half of ttio court-room
was fairly packed.
Miss iMinrrvu Lancr was recalled and
taken into cross-examination by ( Junpral
Cowin. She said that when she heard
the shot she supposed burglars were in
thn house and rushed down-stairs to
escape them. When John panic to the
door he said : "My Godl 1 have mistaken
Kallic for a burglar and shot hor.1 Ho
nskcd me to come back to her.
" 1 told him I couldn't go in. Ho said
'Hush out for help1 and then I went out
nntl roused the neighborhood us quickly
us I could. "
" .John W. Lanor didn't tell you a thing
nbout thn extent of the injuries that Sallie -
lie l.auer had received ? "
"Ho didn't have tinio to say any more ,
no sir. "
' Did he say anything to you about get
ting a doctor ? "
"No , sir. "
"What kind of help did you think she
needed ? "
"Tho same kind as when she was sick
before , when we called in Mrs. Savage
who saved her life. "
Miss Lanor was asked to define the
kind of help that slio thought was needed ,
but her answer seemed to bo unsatisfac
tory one.
"Did you say n word to Mrs. Savage
about getting n doctor ? "
"I don't romcmbcr. "
"Didn't you know that Dr. Tarkcr
lived only a block away ? "
"Yes , sir , I know that. "
Miss Lancr was then asked us to
whether she had ever had a conversation
with a Mrs. Benson about the time of the
funeral in which she ( Miss Lauer ) said
that 'when she heard the shot aho came
down stairs as soon as she dared to. It
was no use to go for help , because Sallo
was dead , dead , doad. '
"I will swear that I had no such con
versation. "
"I could see the look of dreadful dis-
pair on John's face when ho came to the
door. Up to this time 1 didn't think of
the fact that 1 hadn't hoard Sallio's
yoico. "
"You say that the oatmeal was put on
the stove to soak ? "
"Yes , just to soak it and make it more
easily cooked. "
"Why couldn't you putiton the table ? "
asked General Cowin.
"Uecause wo wanted to heat it some
what. "
"Then the amount of heat depends
. .upon the lire in the stove , doesn't it ? "
The witness was obliged to admit that
it did.
A pleasant odor of "ylang-ylang" in
vaded the nostrils of the reporters as the
next witness Miss Emma Savage took her
place on the stand. Holdup your right
hand instead of your loft , " commenced
the court as the young lady was being
She complied and after the oath was
properly administered began her testi
She told of the pleasant relations which
had existed between Mr. and Mrs. Lauor.
She had retired the night of the tragedy
nbout 11 or 13 o'clock. She noticed Unit
the blinds of the west dining room win
dow of Lauor's house were open , the cur
tain being down. About 2 o'clock thai
morning she was awakened by hearing
Miss Lauer crying for help. Miss Lauor
eamo in. She had on only her nigh !
dress and a pair of slippers. Mrs. Sav-
ngo throw a shawl over her head and
then Miss Lauor went over to the Mr.
MoShanu's house to arouse thorn.
Miss Savage was cross examined b
Mr. Simcrnl. She couldn't toll what ii
was that attracted her attention par
ticularly to the blinds and curtain o ;
Lauor's wcht window Unit night , but slu
was certain that the curtain was down.
"How did you happen to notice that or
thla particular night ? " was asked of her
The witness could not toll. She furthoi
tostilicd that on the morning after tin
burglarysho noticed that the screen o
the cellar window was torn off.
After a. hurried consultation will
. Judge Savage , Mr. Tluirston nroso at i
few moments before 11 o'clock and said
"That is our case , your honor. "
The taking of the rebuttal testimony
was commenced bv the state. Mrs. J. \ \
Her was recalled a's the first witness , Slu
testified that some time after Miss. Lauei
had come to Omaha Mrs Lauor came to hoi
house and told of a conversation she hai
had with her husband. 'A certain mat
had come to her house whom Lauor sail
Vas no gentleman and forbade her t <
npoak to him. ' Whereupon she said ti
him , Tin going to speak to him when :
like , and if yen don'I like it there is tin
Mrs. Benson testified to a oonvorsatioi
which she had with .Miss Lauer , cither o >
the day of the inquest or the succeeding
day. On that occasion Alibs Lauor toll
her : "When I hoard the pistol shot
rushed down stairs just ns soon us
dared to. It was no use to go for li doc
tor , for Sallie was dead , dead. "
Deputy SlierilV Grebe Was next called
nnd testified to having taken possessioi
of the doors of the stove in Lauor'
house about n year ago. Ho brough
them into court , nnd explained thei
relative position on the btovo.
Mrs. Emma Dull was recalled for th
purpose of fuithor crow-examination b
counsel for the defonsn. She was askci
if she didn't say to Oflicer Frank Dollanv
who took her up to the police court t
testify on the pridiminary examination
that she did not know Lauov or nnythin ;
about the case ? She replied that she di
I Ex-Policeman Frank Dullamy was th
next witness. Ho testified that ho wa
tlio oflieer who brought Km ma Uell up t
the polieo court. She told him on th
way up that she hud msvor been in Lauor1
house , did not know hiui and know notl
intf of Iho case.
Lauor , the defendant , was recalled an
testilied as to the manner in which th
door loading from the dining room int
the hall was hung.
"Proceed with your arguments , gentle
wen said Judge Xevillu at a quarter of
o'clock yesterday afternoon when bet
sides announced that they were throng
with the taking of eviikmce.
Mr. Slmeral , county attorney , was th
llrht speaker. Hu congratulated tha jur
on being so near the conclusion of th
can . liv would waive the privilege <
making the last speech to General Cowli
vrlio , ho said , would bo fur bolter lilted I
ntnrur tlio arguments inmlo by Luunr
counsel. It was : i fearful responsibillt
lhal wtea upon them- they held in the
hands u human life.
IB tuls case it vrns admitted that SulII
Lauer wns dead , and second that IK
busband , John W. Lnuer , had letltd ! ho
Ho killed her on purpose , clitiir.uc I
miitake Ler for a burglar.
wni divided itito thn
classes manslaughter , which was kill
ing with Intent ; murder in the second de
gree , killing with malice nnd intent ;
murder in the first degree , killing with
malice , intent nnd premeditation.
There were three stages in Laucr's life
the period of engagement , the period
from the engagement to the separation
and the period from the separation to
Mrs. Lanor's death. During thn first two
stages ho was abusive and jealous , nnd
his only defence was that ho had reformed
during the thiul stage , from the separa
tion to tlio death , and had treated his
wife kindly. A leopard cannot change
his spots , iior could John Lauer change
his character. A man that would raise
Ills hand so strike his wife , would raise
his hand to kill her.
"I wish , " said the speaker , "that I had
the power and eloquence of my learned
friend , Judge Savage , hero , and I would
lay tliu use before you In the most con
vincing style so that yon could not avoid
the ibstie. I would tell you of the proph
ecies which have been made in this case
how Mrs. Goet.schius , the mother of the
dead girl , had said lo Lauer 'You'll have
MY mm. IN Hint GIUVK
before two years' and how Siillio herself
had said to Dr. Coflman that she would
go back to her husband rather than boar
the disgrace of separation , though bho
knew no wuuld kill her. All this lias
come too true.
"Tho defense will probably wreak ven
geance on Airs. Dell , u poor lone defense-
lc 3 woman , by heaping abuse on her.
"There arc ruveral reasons whv Lauer
must bo guilt } " why ho might have
known that he was liring at his wife
tlio moonlight. Witnesses testify that
night was unusually bright , on account
of tha moon. It has boon
shown that the shutters were open and
the curtain part way up. That being the
case , the room must have been
Human life is too precious for a man
within six seconds after being awakened
to soiul the bullet crashing into the brain
of his wife sending her into eternity
without a moment's warning.
"The stove , too , must have thrown out
considerable light. It was the middle of
November and cold weather , and there
must have been a good firo. Several
witnesses testify to this. Mr. P. E. Her
notic ed it on the morning of the tragedy
and called Mr. Laucr'a attention to it ,
asking him how he could have
with such a light in the room. Lauer
was silent. So ho was on every occasion
when run into a corner. Ho could say
nothing. "
Mr. Simcrnl then referred to the tests
which had been made by the friends of
Mr. Lauer.
"Those tests were made by persons
who had sheets around them. This was
not a fair test. Mr. Ewing , who with
others had tested the light thrown out by
the stove , testified that objects could easily
be seen in the room , and that largo print
could bo read. It doesn't ' stand to reason
that Mrs. Lauor in her long right robe ,
with her golden hair streaming down her
shoulders , could have been mistaken by
Lauor for u burglar. During all the
time that Lauor was looking at the figure
feeling for the revolver , watching for the
body to full , ho never once thoughtof his
"John Lanor know when ho fired , just
as well as you know now , that
The immediate circumstances of the
afl'air you must judge for yourself.
Whether or not Lauor had a sudden qtiai-
rol with his wife , no ono will ever know.
It will forever remain an unsolved mys
"Tho story of Lauer's first burglary
wns a lishy ono. Why had Mrs. Savage
when she hoard the shot run ever to
Lauor's house and all around it ? She
said she wanted to sco if there was any
going on. She wanted to see , in all
probability , whether or not there wasn't
n quarrel Detween Mr. and Mrs. Lanor.
And that was the keynote of the whole
'I tell you the eloquence of the law
yers may save his neck from the gallows ,
but it would bankrupt divine justice to
save his soul trom hell. Ho has the blood
of his wife onjiis hands ! " Mr. Si mural
turned and pointed to the defendant as
ho uttered these words and the latter
paled and dropped his eyes. Miss Lauer
looked grieved nnd astonished.
Mr. Simcrnl then went on to noint out
Why had ho not looked for his wife before -
fore ho fired ? Ho had done it , ho says ,
on the occasion of the former burglary ,
Why did ho run to the door when his sister
tor ran down stairs and toll her to come
in , if not to prevent her trom going out
with the knowledge of a great crime
which had just been committed ?
Mr. Slmeral said that the jury would
probably bo instructed to acquit John
Lauer , if they honestly believed that he
took his wife for a burglar when ho lired
The jury must weigh well and fully the
word "honestly. A gioatdoal would also
probably bo said to them by the counso !
lor the defense about the "reasonabli
doubt" which ought to break down the
prosecution. Dut could the jury , ho said ,
with the overwhelming
against Lancr think that there was an
reasonable doubt nbout the defendant's
guilt ? The duty of the jury , ho declared ,
was n plain ono. If they thought thai
the evideneo was against Luuor thoj
must bring in a verdict of guilty , nc
matter what the consequences might be
to Lauer , his devoted sister or his true
Judge Savage made the opening speed
for Iho defense. Ho began with a disser
tation on the doctrine of "reasonable
doubt. " Every prisoner , ho said , was entitled
titled to bo considered innocent until hi !
guilt wns proven. Another thine was tc
bo considered. A man has a perfect righ
to guard his house against the attacks
of burglars. Ho can even shoo' '
nnd kill an intruder , and m
ono would hold him to blame for tin
death. So that if John Lauor shot hi :
wife mistaking her for a burglar , IK
could not bo found guilty. Every state
ment of the affair which Laurcr matlt
was the same -ho mistook her for a burg
Jar. The prosecution could not take inu
consideration Lauer's admission that In
killed his wife without also taking intr
consideration his dcfenso that he mistool
her for a burglar.
The speaker haid that he boTiovud thi
jury would agree with him in the belief
that whun the defense opened its bidu o
the case the state had
not ono thing against Lanror. Ho pro
prosed then to dissect the testimonv o
the witness Emmii Hell and not to nbusi
her , ns the state had charged. Mr. Sim
oral had referred touclungly to Mar )
Madalono aud Emma Hell and their re-
pontnncv , Lauer , forsooth , could not repent
pent and change his conduct toward hi
w ifo. lie was the lcapar/l who could no
change his spot * the Ethiopian win
could not change ills skin I Women migh
reform but men never ! "I am sorry , '
said Judge Savage , "that Mr. Siniera
has such a poor opinion of his own sex
Perhaps ho has not reformed himself yet
tlio cranberry episode took place twi
years before the killing , ami that it wa
In warm woathor. This would bring i
naetc to Aujrint , July or Juno , 1880. Am
yet the Luuer house had not been oocu
pied until Oetobor 18 , 18S3. Tills ha <
boon proven by the builder of the hous
i id by Mr. Orchard. "Cranberry sauce,1
; \id the judge , "la not cooked in th
suminor time , in warm weather. Cnrn
berries are not sold at tint pnriod of th
ysai' . I bvltave that there wo about a
nany of you in this court room who have
citANiiEimv SAUCE IN
line as have oaten watermelon m Jan-
wry and not ono more. "
Mr. Savage then referred to the testl-
nony of Mr. and Mrs. Hutlcr nnd Mr.
Yllllnnis , who gave evidence ngninst
Mrs. Hell.
Judge Savage said that ho was glad
hat the court had made ruling
hat Lauer could bo cross-
examined upon the whole circumstances
of the case. Lauor had told the truth
ind it had done him no harm. The state
vonld not have fought ono whole after-
icon for the privilege of cross-examining
lim if lhay had thought he wasn't going
o toll the truth.
Very little had been
ns to Ills acts of cruelty toward his wife ,
oven on the cross examination. Lancr
lad torn tip a Mother Hubbard dress be
cause ho didn't like to see it worn by his
vife , it is true. Yet ho had a good many
sympathisers with him in his antl-
Mother Ilubbard feelings. "I don't bo-
love that I would care to sec my own
vifo wearing a Mother Hubbaru , " re
marked Judge Savago.
The story about Laucr's beating his
vifo with a turkey was slso wickedly
also , without ono particle of foundation
or it. "Lauor , " oaid tlio speaker , "had
old the only correct version of the nf-
air , which was that ho had simply
hrown the turkey into the room. "
Concerning the period of separation ,
ho speaker had little to say. "Lauor
or all that ho hail done or caused his wife
o stiller. The blow that Lauor struck Ins
vifo was not tlio worst crime a man
could commit. "I have known men in
his community 'bitter and vindictive
igninst this poor follow who have hic
coughed out , 'lie ought to bo hanged be
cause ho struck his wife' who have not
; ono homo sober to their wives for lit-
con years. " "lama man , " continued
lie speaker , "who ought to bo revered ,
) rotcctcd , respected and I wouldn't have
isked an old woman such a question as
was put to Mrs. Savage by the counsel
for the state. 'Did you g out in your
light clothes to meet two drunken
' "
men ?
Hero the judge quoted from the cross-
examination of Mrs , Savage to show that
insulting language , as ho declared ,
liad been put to the witness by General
Judge Neville at tnis juncture ad
journed court until 9:80 : this morning.
rtnlclne Powder Trnmps.
Tlio danger to the public health from
the indiscriminate use of the many lime
\nd alum baking powders of commerce
lias been so fully exposed that everybody
body desires to avoid. As "forewarned
Is forearmed , " housekeepers will thank
us for apprising them of the special ef
forts at present being made to dispose of
suoh powders in this vicinity.
Tlio proprietors of some of the worst
af those powders are now going from
liquso to house , trying by means of a
trick , or so-called test , witli heat and
water , to show that their article is as
good as the Itoyal linking Powder , mak
ing the comparison with this brand be
cause everybody it to bo ab
solutely pure and wholesome , the object ,
of course , being to supply their own
goods in place of the Uoytil , which house
keepers have for so many years relied
upon to pun" up the morning biscuit , and
to make the light palatable , and whole
some roll , cake , and pastry for which it
is famous.
The housekeeper will do well lo bo on
her guard against those baking powder
tramps. Every intelligent person knows
that any goods peddled from house to
liouso in this manner , or that are given
away in samples , or sought to bo intro
duced by secretly traducing the char
acter of other goods well known to bo
pure and reliable , have no merits of their
own , and have failed to find purchasers
through legitimate means.
We are informed , as a matter of fact ,
that ono of these tramps is trying to in
troduce a powder that has been found by
the Government chemise to bo 11.85 per
cent lime , while the other peddles a
powder that is 20 per cent alum one a
powerful caustic , the other a corrosive
No such tricks or jugglery will bo apt
to deceive any intelligent person. The
housekeeper who has used her Royal
Baking Powder over since she discarded
cream of tartar and soda , knows more
about its qualities than all the tramps in
the country can teach hor. The crucial
test to which she has put the Koyal link
ing Powder the test of actual and suc
cessful work in the preparation of pure
and wholesome food , under which it has
never failed is entirely satisfactory to
her. She has always had "good luck"
with it in making light , sweet and deli
cious bread , biscuit and cake , and has
placed it , to stay , at the head of her
housekeeping favorites. She knows that
it has been otlicially approved by the
government chemists as tlio best , and wo
imagine thai Iho baking powder tramp
who attempts to its place in hoi
confidence will find this a bad year foi
his business.
Herrmann gave an exhibition of his
marvelous skill last night nt the open
house. A good sized nudienco wns pres
ent nud tlio closest interest wns innni
festcd. Conjecture was lively as to UK
methods employed by the magician bui
his battling dexterity was lee much foi
Iho most alert imagination , and people
wont away unenlightened. Herrmann'i
shapely wife was n valuable adjunct am
added much to the attractiveness of UK
entertainment. The orchestra playei
constantly and was an agreeable feature
save for the potpourri of chestnuts tha
lias become a regular and inevitable in
lliction. The popular taste ran b <
catered lo without Haunting stars am
stripes in its face nt every opportunity.
Up Go the Prices.
On and after Monday next all good lot !
in "HEAUTiniL CLIFTON HILL" will b (
sold at the following prices :
South fronts , $7. > 0.
Nortli fronts , $700.
East fronts , $050.
Complaint having been made that oui
former notice did not give sullieiont linn
for investors to close deals , wo thus ex
loud Ilia time till Monday next , lly buy
ing this week you will got the full boneli
of the advance.
The above prices arc from 20 to HO DC
cent below the prices of corrcspondinj
property. There is not a lot in the wholi
tract bought from Mr. Crelghton , bu
that will bo worth ? 1,000 before the 1st o
Juno. Street railroad is NOW uii.\ : <
UUILT through Clifton Hill.
Agents will receive full commission a
present prices until Saturday night , am
full commissions at advanced prices coin
nieucing Monday morning next.
A. P. Tricr.v ,
1324 Farnam.
A Free Ride.
Yon have no idea of the immense boon
which will bo on in South Omaha withii
n few weeks , unless you have boon dowi
there lalely. Now is the time to buy
Como to our ollleo any day and lot u
tatco you down to sen the town , and I
you have any money to buy with yoi
will put it in there.
O. E. Mayno Real Estate & Trust Co ,
N , W. cor. 10th and llarney.
Tlio South Omaha Land company havi
appointed C. E. Mayno solo agent for th
sale of their Sots. Ho will show the prop
erty and furnish all desired iuformatloi
upon application.
[ Signed ] W. A. PAXTOM , President.
Che Tenth Annual Encampment of tlio
Nebraska Q. A , E ,
Poisoned Uy Alcohol St. Patriuk'ti
In tlio Morhlnit Court Notes Tlio
" Herald " Incorporated
Other Local.
The O. A. K. Encainnmcnt.
The occasion of Iho tenth annual en
campment of the Grand Army of Iho Ho-
niblie , Nebraska department made tlio
trcots assume n lively appearance yestor-
lay morning. The regular army band
rom Port Omaha were in and six veterans
vho arc now in actual service nnd have
icen for twenty-live years. LThuir mimes
ire Sergeant Murphy , Sergeant Gregory
barrel , Surgcnnt Henry Keclor , Corporal
Jushwiler , Corporal Geo. VV. Hall and
Private Robert Gruncr. After five years
nero service they will bo retired from
service if they desire , with full pay. All
of the delegates had not arrived aUioon ,
ind many were coming in on the Missouri
Pneilii ! and other trains. This condition
of aflairs applied to the Ladies Auxiliary ,
is well. Tlio council of adminis-
ration of this body was
n tlio hall of the G. A. R. post No. 110 ,
on Fourtconth'slrcot , with closed doors.
L'hc council consists of cloven members.
The veteran's council of administration
were in session in the Millard holel aud
xdjournod at 10 n. m. to accompany tlio
irocossion to the exposition annex where
.ho encampment was to bo in session.
The department adjutant general , Liver-
ng house , had the credenlials and oilier
documents , which were taken to tlio an
nex. The Millard was crowded with the
delegates. They represented about 300
posts scattered throughout Nebraska and
were a lively , intelligent class of men ,
.lie hand of time navinc dealt lightly
with thorn , considering that in a few
weeks , in the early part of April twenty-
; wo years will have passed away since
Leo tlircw up tlin snonuo and the long
carnival of gunpowder smoke and blood
ind heroism , misery and death , tormina-
Led. It is gratifying to note the sturdy
anpenrnneo of these veterans , all of
whom well-to-do. In the
arc evidently - - .
. ) lllco of the Millard hotel a veteran with
liis box and apparatus was preparing
badges nnd disposing of them quickly.
Ono line looking chap stopped up aud
iileasantlv asked for a badge of Uio'Third
Mississippi C. S. A. It was furnished him
nnd ho wore it and frntorni/ed witli the
boys in a good unturcd way. The badges
were distinctive in colors : Yellow , cnv-
airy ; blue , infantry , nnd red , light nrtil-
lory. The body moved to the annex
nbout 11:15 : a. m , , with 210 men in line ,
preceded by the band and veterans ,
ulovernor Thayer and Paul Vandcrwoort
arm in arm leading the tlio long proces
The morning'work ' of Iho encampment
was confined to the report of the council
of administration on the credentials of
delegates and the settlement of the finan
cial all'airs of the department. These
mailers having1 been disposed of Iho en
campment adjqurned until 2 o'clock in
the afternoon. At that hour accessions
had been made to the number of dele
gates from all parts of the state , until
nearly 700 answered the afternoon roll
call. The first business of nubile import
ance was the opening of bids for the loca
tion of the next state reunion. The
fact that there seems to have been n general -
oral desire among the veterans of the
state for tha holding of the reunion in
Omaha was evident from the fact that
but ono other cily in Iho stale made a bid
for Iho location. Norfolk's citizens made
a seed bid for the reunion. The com
mittee trom the Omaha board of trade
presented a bid , oflering the use of the
Patrick farm for the reunion and ? 1OOC
in subscriptions for the entertainment of
the veterans. Upon motion , this ofl'et
was unanimously nccepled. nnd Iho week
commencing September 5 , selected as the
time for the holding of Iho reunion.
There are more than 8,000 members ol
the G. A. R. in Nebraska , and many
more veterans not identified with the
order. It is estimated that fully 15,000
veterans , including visiting posls from
neighboring states , will attend the
reunion , which will insure the
presence of at least GO.0,10 visitors to the
city during the week. The reunion will
bo a big thing for Omaha. The members
of the encampment are all enthusiastic
over the prospect and promise the big >
gest reunion of veterans over , field in the
west nnd the ofliccrs will begin at once
the work of advertising the reunion nnd
preparing an nppropriato programme ,
The members of the local posts are elated
over the location of the reunion in Omaha ,
recognizing at the same time that il
means an immense amount of work foi
them. They will anpoint committees nl
once nnd take the necessary stops to pro
vide a fitting reception for the comrades
who will atlcnd Iho reunion.
The encampment mot at 8 o'clock last
evening in business session. The plan o :
holding aii old time camp fire service
was abandoned on account of a pressure
of other business , and the work of elect
ing department commanders made tin
business of the evening session. The
meeling was opened by a soloclion by UK
Second infantry band from Fort Omaha
Commander Thayer presented the Oinalu
Glee Club , which rendered "Tho Soldier1 !
Pare well , " "Marching Thro' Georgia , '
and other patriolic airs. A young mar
who was introduced by the com
mandcr as "tho son of a Veteran fron
Massaehusetls" rendered "Tonling Oi
Iho Old Camp Ground" inavoryofl'eclivi
manner. No meeting of volornns wouli
bo complete without "Old Shady , " and
by special request , Mr. Prank Smith ron
dcrcd this popular dialect song to tin
.satisfaction and delight of Iho veterans
At the suggestion and request of Mr , T
S. Clarkson. the Omaha Glee club sati
Iho "Itattle Hymn ot Iho Republic. " Department
partmont Commander Thayer tlion in
traduced E. NVCoombs as r'A Friend o
Old John Hrown. " Mr. Coombs made !
brief address relative to his personal no
quaintance with the hero of Harper'
Ferry , whose "soul goes marching on.1
Ho closed by saying ho was glad that hi
had been the friend of Old John lirowi
nnd had helped to make Kansas a frci
stato. This closed the preliminary exercises
cises , nnd on motion Iho cncampmen
proceeded to the election of tidepartmon
commander. E. J. O'Neill nominate *
Captain Henry , of Fairmont , J. W
Parks nominated J. II ; Culver , of Mil
ford , Major Clarkson nominated II. C
Russell of Sohuylor. A number o
speeches were made eulogistic of th
various candidates. The first ballot re
suited :
Culver C
llcniy. . * . 11
lliwell 12
The second vote rcsulled :
Culver 2
Henry W
Unwell M
Aflcr this ballot Mr. Culver withdrew
leaving the contest between Captai
nnd Mr. Russell , the latter being Ilitnr ,
elected on Iho the third ballot , which wa
as follows ;
Henry IS
Kussc'll , IS
II. C. Russell , tlio department com
maiider-elect. In n member of Schuy
lor post. No. 84. The election c
other ofliccrs of the encampment wa
postponed until this morning. Thi
evening there will bo a public installa
tion of olllccrs.
Fred Wlrlh was Ihoro with his badge.
A few of the ( } . A. It. men attended the
theater last night.
Comrade D. St. Geycr wns the happiest
man in the throng.
The llrst week of September will bo a
lively ono for Omaha.
There nro over slv hundred G. A. R.
delegates now in the city.
The men who sold G. A. It. cards in
the rotunda did a big business.
The music by the Second Infantry band
was "gilt edged" and "all there. "
The Millard holel rotunda presented a
lively scene from 7 to 10 o'clock lasl
One It. A. R , nun was so onthnMaslia
ouor Iho iiiusio that when the band ceased
playing , ho insisted on slinking hands
with each player.
Mr. Newcomer and Mr. Jeary , mem
bers of the legislature , nnd Judge Koig-
linn , were noticed in the throng. They
attended Iho Lauei tral In the afternoon.
Till : "Till : KOI U"
The .Marnier In AVhlcli St. I'atrlok'.s
Day AY 111 bo Observed.
Tlio anniversary of St. Patrick's day
will bo celebrated in n quiet way. Father
Uoylo will lecture at the hall , Ninth
and Hartley , the children of the school of
Iho Holy Family will give an entertain
ment in tlio Exposition building and Iho
Ancient Order of Hibernians will inarch
in a body to the * cathedral early in the
day and hear mass. The great out door
display with which tins day has been
heretofore observed , and with which it is
now celebrated in some places , is not
requisite to keep it n bright nnd joyous
memory in the minds of Irish
iieoplo nnd their descendants.
The gay. fluttering , green ribbons
bens and thn extra polished silk tile were
distinguishing characteristics of the 17th
of March gatherings. Though the ac
knowledged anniversary of a saint of the
church , this day has long been regarded
ns nn Irish political day. St. Patrick took
no part in political nllnlrs. In his day
Ireland had its own homo government
nnd nntivo rulers , nnd yet when Iho day
again sleps forlh from time , when Ire
land will have her own government , no
day will bo revered so sincerely by the
intelligent as his anniversary. The pco-
pie of Ireland , though more unjustly
troaled at homo than any other people
not living in an avowedly barbarous
country , nro fnr in advance of their con
dition thirty yours ago. In those days the
people wore driven to America and
Australia in largo numbers through bitter -
tor want. They had been denied the
benefits of education nnd consequently
were compelled to accept the hardest
toil of the commonest laborer. They
were strangers in America with the extra
disadvantage of want of acquaintance
with the knowledge furnished by books
and which creates an universal 'brother
hood , Amidst hard toil , buoyed up with
the hope of paying the passntro of a
mother , sister or other relative and re
ceiving scattering letlcrs from friends at
home the annual recurrence of St. Pat-
lick's day was hailed by a day of rest , of
jollification and tlio revival of sad or joy
ous memories. No time in life loaves so
deep an impression as youth , and there
is no youth without some
fresh vearncd for recollection. And
when Irishmen meet to "drown the
shamrock" recollections of that famed
village on the oulskirls of Dublin Donnybrook -
nybrook , of liallmashoo fair , of the
hours by the Shannon nnd the trips on
the Grand canal before railroads were
introduced ; the hours in Cork quay , nnd
the musicstill vibrating of
The bells of Shandon
That sound so grand on
The pleasant waters of the Hlver Lee ,
revived the unfair action of English offi
cials in enforcing unconstitutional En
glish law , were lorgotten or dismissed
with an execration. The early bare
footed boyhood , when carrying the sod
ot turf to school to pay the tuition , the
stolen kisses from black-eyed , black-
haired , red-cheeked , white-toothed Knte
under the shade of the while-blossomed
hedge , the Sundays at chapel , the
births , the weddings and chris
tenings , all were talked of
and revived on this day year after year.
The green grassy slopes , tlio pure sky a
mirror of the ocean all around end the
gentle flowing streams , all these memo
ries kept alive the fooling that nature
had been generous with Ireland , but tlio
English government , very , very hard.
And this sentiment was freshened aud
grew stronger eaoh year. The sons of
Irish emigrants wore given the best of
educations , even if parents denied them-
sclveirtvery pleasure , and these sons be
came strong champions of Irish liberty.
Thus itvis that when after numerous
spasmodic , disastrous and futile at
tempts Parnell drove his lance firmly ,
again the front of the English system in-
Ireland , ho had a powerful following
in America. The United States
developed into an immense treasury , and
but for the undivided public sentiment , of
this nationcarrying with it such a mighty
moral force" it Is doubtful if oven Glad
stone would have lived long enough to
have seen the justice of Ireland's de
mands. v
Thus it is that the teachings of ono day
in the year have brought about such good
and far-reaching results , and the dny will
bo recognized until the end is obtained ,
Iho end aimed nt by Parnoll , after which
it will become a stale day in Ireland , by
To-day , St. Patrick's day , a mem
orable meeting will take place in Ihiscity.
of its old time Irish residents.
It is intended to form n social organiza
tion of these gentlemen who have been so
prominently identified with Omaha nnd
Douglas county. Prosperity nnd mnturo
nge have been their good fortune and
they very properly think it a fitting time
lo join logothor to drown the shamrock
in memory of the land they love so well
and at the sumo lime recall the sacred as-
soci.ilions of their adopted land. Among
the leaders of this movement nro Thomas
O'Connor , Thomas Swift , Timothy
Kelly , JamesCreiglitonJames McArdlc ,
Nicholas O. liyrno , John Konnoally.
Patrick McArdio , John MoArdlo , John
Toner , Thomas Casey , Richard O'Keoll'u ,
Jeremiah Mahoney , Michael McDonald ,
Michael Fit/morris , Dennis Dee , Thomas
Collins , John Riley , Michael Dee , George
Holmes , Patrick Quinism , John Collins ,
Michael Toner , John Uogloy , Edward
Hanlgan , Michael McDonald , James nnd
Edward Gallagher , Daniel Gor
man. Each ono of these gentlemen
has Iho proud distinction of having a
bunch of genuine shamrock from the
"Old Dart. " which they will wear to
morrow. The probabilities are that they
will walk in procession from the cathe
dral this morning after mass , and
in the evening , after the meeting have a
The Year 18H7.
During the year 1887 the people of this
cily will see the greatest growth it has
ever had. This is acknowledged by nil
good judges. Property in nnd about the
city will advance in price so rapidly
that hundreds of fortunes will bo made
in a few months. The now packing
hoiucs , factories , etc. , locating in South
Omaha will make that a business part of
the city , and as a consequence property
in that locality will bo much sought
after. Now , this week is the time to
buy this property.Vo are sole aeonts
for boulli Omaha proper nnd an invest
ment made there will return the pur
chaser his money and 100 to 200 per cent
added to it. Anybody wifh a small
amount of money can buy a lot in South
The O. E. Mayno Real Estnto &Trnst Co. ,
N. \ \ . cor. 10th and Harnoy.
Jnincs Onsklll OITH While In n
Drunken Stupor.
James Gasklll , nn employe nt the gov
ernment barn on Eleventh nnd Chicago
streets , wandered Into the police station
nbout 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon nud
fell Into a chnir in nil apparent stupor.
llo was placed In the women's cell and
immediately fell into a heavy sleep. Ho
was supposed to be sleeping oft" the ell'ects
of n drunk and was not disturbed until
about 9 o'clock last ninht , when Jailer
Slgwnrt , attracted by his peculiarly
heavy breathinc , went to him nnd found
him dead. Ills limbs were cold
and his ovcs tel , while his pulse bunts
wore not perceptible. Dr. Lol onring ,
the city pliv.slcni ! , was called to attend
Iho man , He found life almost extinct ,
but after n hypodermic injection of
ammonia the patient began lo.slunv signs
of recovery nnd was soon breathing reg
ularly. It required nn hour's hard work
on the doctor's ' part lo restore the man to
consciousness. Attl o'clock ho was much
improved , but suddenly grow worse ami
died at llJtO : o'clock , llo leaves n wife
nnd two children , hying at 318 North
Eleventh btrcot. The remains were re
moved to Drovol & Maul's , where an In
quest will bo hold to-day.
A Frpo Illtle.
You have no Idea of the Immense boom
which will bo on in South Omaha within
a few weeks , iinluHs you have been down
tiiuro lalely. Now is Iho limo lo buy.
Como lo our ollieo any day and let us
take you down to sco the town , and if
yon have any money to buy witli you will
put il in Ihero.
C. E. Mayno Real Eslato & Trust Co. , N.
\V. Cor. 15th and Harnoy.
Prof. Prnnko's TcHtlinnnlnl cJonccrt.
Prof. Nahan Prnnko is being over-
whojnicd with oilers of the services of the
musical talent ot Omaha for Ins testimonial
menial concert to bo given in Iloyd's
opera house on Monday evening March
28. The Second infantry band yesterday
serenaded the professor and tendered
their services for tlio concert when they
will appear for the first time before an
Omaha audience in full uniform. Miss
Hertio Damon , a charming soubretlo of
Now York will bo in Iho cily and will
add a foalnro to the programme. Mine.
Mucntoforing , the celebrated pianist , will
also appear. The Liederkrant/ , with
twenty-live male voices , aud the Mendelssohn -
dolssohn qtinrtolto will also tnko part.
The programme promises to bo one of
the tinest musical treats ever ofl'crcd to
an Omaha public.
In ThornuurR.
Wo have some bargains in lots in
O. E. Mayno Real Estate & Trust Co. ,
Northwest Cor. llilh and Harnoy.
Superinlcndent Whitlock issued build
ing permits Saturday , ns fo'lows :
J. T. Smith , frame stable , 20,53 Hamil
ton . S ICO
Henry 1) . Holt. 1-stoiy frame cottnge ,
'JStli near Indiana . 600
A. Traynor , IJstory add. to dwelling ,
Uth nnd 1'iicllic . 1,000
Metit Bro. , 1-atory brick slore , CIS S.
Oth . 000
M. J. Plorcev , 1-storv frame cnttaue ,
aSlhncar Woolworth . 1,750
Lars Christiansen , 1-story frame cot
tage , 1'acilic near 4th . 700
Nels C. Anderson , 1-story frame cot
tage. .Will and lard 1,000
[ ' . T. O'Connor , IK-slory brick dwell
ing , 15lh near Martha 1,5'0
Eight permits nggrccalc 7,010
Houses nnd hots.
For sale in Orchard hill at n bnrgainnlso ;
bargains in houses and lots in nil parts
of the city.
The O. E. Mayne Real Estate & Trust Co.
N. W. cor. 15th and Harney St.
Board nnd Bnrcati.
Messrs. Chase and Tuttlc , of Ihe board
qMradc , and Messrs. Gibbons nnd Grif-
lilhs , of the freight bureau , met last night
to consider the plan proposed nt the last
meeting of the board of trade , of consoli
dating the two bodies. The matter was
pretty thoroughly discussed , but the com
mittees failed to agree upon n report.
Another meeting will bo hold this week.
Mayno Place.
Wo have n few lots left in Mnyno
Place south of Leaveuwortli street. These
lots are being sold at less liguros and on
easier terms than lots in Hanscom Place ,
while they arc the same distance from
the city.
Northwest cor. 10th and Harney.
The "Hernia" Company.
Articles of incorporation were filed yes
terday in the county clerk's office of the
Omaha Herald Publishing company ,
with a capital slock of $150,000. The in-
corporalors are W. A. Paxton , James M.
Woolworth , J. A. Creichton. Herman
Kountze , Louis Schrocder , W. II. Munger
and John A. McShano.
Dcslrnblo Property
On Loavonworth , 185 feet front , $10,000.
N. W. Cor. 15lh and Harnoy.
New York Tjlfe Insurance DnlldlnKi
Corner Seventeenth and Farimni.
The architect of the Now York Life In
surance company is in the city. Ho has
plans furnished for the erection of a ten
story brick nnd sto e building on the
Millard property , corner of Sovnntoonlh
and Farnam. The building will bo not
only the largest in the cily , but the most
ornate und probably as substantial as
any structure in Omaha. It will bo used
for the local offices of the Now York Life
Insurance company as well as general
office purposes. Tlio liouso on this prop
erty is now being moved off and work
will bo commenced at once. The build
ing will probably bo completed inside of
sixteen months. It will bo thoroughly
lire proof.
Absolutely Piu-e-
Thispowdernevervsrle * . A nif ti '
purity.strength and \vholei > omeues Mon
economic than the ordinary Vi-id * r.d
cannot be nold In competition wlih : h mul
titude of low tet , short weight alum or
phosphate powders. Soid only 'n c r. .
Royal Baking Powder Co. . lOO Wil ! ttcct ,
New York.
Few persons realize how thoroughly they
nre controllad by prejudice even to thcfr
own disadsnulngc. For many years the
Ircntnicnl for rhcunmtUin , ncurntgl.t , tclix-
tica and hcndnchhns been by some outward
Application , nud ll-erefore , without stop
ping to think that the origin of these tiou-
pics must , from necessity , be internal , the
weary sufferer continues to rub , rub and
find no relief. Athlophoros Is taken inter
nally , and ns ,1 proof that thU Is the correct
principle , It cures surely nntl quickly , Tha
statement of those \vho have been cured
oughl lo convince the incredulous.
Pnlmyrn , Neb , August ad , 1830.
I believe I hn\c been greatly bcnelittcd '
by Athlophoroi. I keen II in the house nil
time , nud if I feel n twinge of ihcumatlstrj
I take n dose. I have not had to take any
for mouths , nud hope I nni permanently
cured , I have not hesitated on rccom
mending it largely and have helped others
\\lthlt. Rr.v E J Hiiu ) .
Mrs Gco Hoffman , Ccdnr Falls , Iowa ,
says : "My husband wns cured of rlicuinn-
tlsmhy the use of Athlophoros. Three bet
tics ot that medicine cured him entirely so
that he has not had nn ache from rheuma
tism since , and thai in now over n year ago.
For twenty ycais previous there was never
n time that he was free dom pain. Doctor *
nor medicine could drive the disease away.
With the sciatic rheumatism hi his right
hide the doctors said he uoi'ld always have
it and they did not think there was any
cure. He was suffering very much from it
severe attack when Alhloplioios took hold
of the disease nt once , nnd by the time hq
had taken tluee bottles lie was entirely
well and went to work at once
Every druggist should keep Athlopho
ros and Athlophoros Pills , but wlicru
they cannot bo bought of the druguiht
the Athlophoros Co. , 123 Wall St. , New
York , will send oilhor , carrlngo paid , on
receipt of regular price , which is $1 pur
bottle for Athlophoros and OOo for tliu
Tor Ilvor nnd klclnoj- diseases , ilysponsln , In-
digestion , , norvoiHilolilIlty ,
or woimin , ( Miistlpntlon , hoadaohn , Impure
blood , etc. , Athlophoros 1'llls nro unequalled. V''J
rrrra lure I i lutllictclloniod
eirrnrl , rurr.l % > llli ul fKiuuiirh Klr.
Nr lrd book n frt > . Rhonlil IM lud bjr F lhfr
99 * Rrnloto with InrtirniAltrm of rttlua to All turn.
McntlonOmaha Deo.
Voblxtoon yours , they Imvo stoiillly iriilnoil
In faor , and with aalci coiistiintly Inorcaslntf
Imvo become the most popular cornet throUBh-
out tlio UnltoU slates.
Tlio 13 , G und It H Krftdos nro mmlo In Simiie
MEDIUM AM > KiTiiAl'Owi WAIST , siillulile for
nil figures. The O quality , inndo of Kiiffllgh wimiintod to weur twlco as long M
Highest n rd8 from nil the World's great
Kalrs. Tlio luet mounl rccolvrd In for Kinsv
DEOIIFC OF MEIIIT. trom the Into Exposition
hold at Now Orleans.
While gootof of patents have been found
worthless , the principles of the Glove-rating
have provcdlnvaluablo.
llctallcrs arc authored to refund money , if ,
on examination. the o Corsets do notnrovoal
leprpcpnlod. TOK SAI.r. BVnKYWHKUIl
THOMSON , LAN6DON fit CO. . New Yorfr. '
Or Bhclc Leprosy , ! n (11 > cn o which Is coneldcrcij
Incurable , but It has jlcldcd lo the curnllvo proper
ties of SWIFT'S Srrcirio now known all OM.r tha
v orld is S. S. B. Sire , llnllcy , of Wet Hoinf rrlllc ,
Mnta. , ncnr lloetonta attacked tc\ yrarsRRO
n Ith thli hideous blnck eruption , and wns treated by
tlio best medical talent , wlio could ouly gay that tUa
dlaeuoaiaepcclci of '
end consequently incurable. It Is Impossible to de
scribe her BiiflerlnRS. Her body from the crown ot
her head to the eolc s of her f crt w as a maps of decay ,
ma § es of flesh rotting off and leading great cavities.
Her fingers festered and three or four nails dropped
off at ono time. Her limbs contracted by the fearful
nlceratlor , and for several jcars ulio did not leava
her bed. Her weight was reduced from 123 to CO Ibs.
I'erhaps rome faint Idea of her condition can bo
cleaned from tbo fact that three pounds of Cosmo *
line or ointment were nted per week In drevilnc her
cores. Finally the philclani acknowledged their
defeat by this Black Wolf , and commended the suf
ferer to her nll-w Iso Creator.
Ucr husband bearing w onderfill reports of the nid
of bwirr's bi'ECirioS. if. S , ) , pro ailed on her to
try H an a lint resort. Bho began IU use under pro
test , but teen found that IK re ) stem wan helngrj-
Sieved of tbc poison , as the cores assumed a red auU ,
healthy color , us though thn blood was becoming .
pure and acthr. Mrs. llalley coiitlnufd the S. H. H.
until last February ; curyeorowas healed : ho dis
carded chair and crutchea , and HUH for the flret time
in tv.ehe icars \\tllwomnn. . Hir husbaud , Mr.
C. A. llalley , Is In bntlnessal J7V JilackHonoHtrcet ,
Uoiton , and w 111 take pleasure la giving the detail *
of this wonderful cure , henrt I'IUD for Treatise on
illood and Skin Diseases , tualli d free. i
i'uu bwirr bi-KCino Co. Ur\ur J , Atlanta. G& >
\lbenlM7ciiril . . . . _ . . . doiioi m n luiraly . In up Ui mfnr
. - _ . am FMtnrll ( ' III. | fnHKn ft t Initial Ctlr * .
I bavo road tin dllMil o I ! * ! . or FALUNI
hlCCNCNtt lift lonjc lUiuT * Iwairant myiemtdf to car *
Wa cr > t cam R < > cani cthm UTO Wind nor aiin roi1
, _ - . . . < " < r"l" " Ii'1 '
Win lloltteolmr liifalllbUrtiitdr. UU iliproamd. fut
U31M. llco.Hrimnc.lhlnicf'iralrtH. and I wlllcnrajo . ,
v ioJrs'i Dr. 11.if. HOOT. lnr arlbt..N wYutt.
Trailcomtituta. uuamntridth
unlnao la tbo worltl ptncrattajf
_ _ _ ncontlnutui fltrtrto it VaanitR
f'fiirrfft : Crltntiar. I'owrrtji , DuiaUH ,
roomtortali't. and Kirwilrc. Afold rriudi.
r > rnoiOcnrrd. kecflhtnmplorinn-rlilifc
A I.HI ) EI.KO I'HIU HKl.Th KUIt BlICjLlt . ,
1837 Spring Valley Stock Ffra 1887 ;
George WilUcB 610. Record 2:28 ,
MCIIB.UI-.I by 'i'X : , UK > 2 : ' > and tlio3i : ; > ntnnrt
Hi d ; vr UK tlio riL-utiKt Hint ever llvnd. Having
now U sous and duuehlcr * In thoM list dowu
'luu'ciily soil of QOOIRO Wilkei In the SUteof
Ni.uinslm. '
3011 Black WllkuH 3541 Standard. '
Slni't ' b ) ( Timrxu Wllkut il'J. 1st dnrn Fanny
Ilull.sircil by < imfeiliimtu CUIaf , onu urntneij.
to Wosdfoi.f Chluf. x.i8ml dum llyartyk'i
llRiubl > lonlnn. Ulll ilttiid for inures nt tba
ut nte farm at fll thu iruion , cash time of er-
> leo , Ith privilege of return shquld mares not
prir * In foul , ( .united to 20mire * boildoa nr
nnii. Koiison communcci Feb. Itt and end *
August Ht.ltttT. For further I'UHlouUia untf
forcer , .
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