Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 28, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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fBEAL. I N. P. VEIL. Notnrv Public.
IT will bo a matter of great interest to
sco if Mr. Slaytcr returns in tiruo to vote
ngalnst the anti-gambling bill.
IONOIUNQ the present snow sfora wo
lake tRo liberty to remark that all indi
cations point to an early spring.
THE Missouri river continues bank full.
The difference in the Missouri river am
the Lincoln railroad lobby when full , is
that the river hurries away.
I THE New Jersey legislature passed a
law regulating the tonfals of telephones
Watson's bill in the Nebraska legis
lation has certainly boon lost.
Wrrn Barnurn and Colonel Buffalo
Bill in Europe this summer , the populace
of the old world will gain now knowl
edge of this "bloorain * country. "
Bv tbo first of July our citizens wil
have an opportunity to ride in cable cars
Omaha not only keeps apace with its
boom , but m enterprise continues to
Wrrn Sherman's visit to the south am
Blnino's contemplated visit to Ireland , i
is barely possible that a great prcsidcn
tial boom will bo worked up for some
body. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IT is thought that all the discussion
about heating cars with stoves will cause
tbo railroad companies to do away with
such a heating apparatus during the
, next lire months ,
, THE four days to intervene before the
I legislature adjourns will seem long and
i tedious , but the consolation is in tbo fact
I that tbo statesmen will not bo called
| upon for an extra session.
HAD the libel law introduced by Snoll
become a law , the BEE could not have re-
lerred to Mr. Agco as a jackass without
giving that noble animal a chance foi
redress by suing the Hamilton dado for
damages ,
_ _ . _
TIIR bill creating a state oil inspcctoi
lias passed both houses. The governors' '
signature is nil that is required to make
it a law. It i * said that thcro are over
one hundred applicants for the position
ot inspector.
THE SUNDAY BEE yesterday was ar
, excellent publication. Not filled witt
page advertisements , but Just enough
"business in it to aivo variety , itcontiuuoc
io confirm the opinion that it is at the
liead ot western newspapers.
THE boodling members of the judici
ary committee are respectfully invited to
read the columns ot this paper. A mo
tion to lay the evidence on the table is
not in order. The people , to whom It b
ubmlttcd , reserve tbo right to act upon
It ,
IT would appear from an article else
Where this morning that the editor of thi :
paper had returned. It would also ap
pear that it would have been money it
the pockets of some members of the
Judiciary committee bad King Phrxraol
never tried to cross the Red Sea.
A UKruTAULE citizen in the western
part of the state has sued a country news
paper for libel , for publishing the stato-
nient that the gentleman was a ruombei
of the twentieth legislature. If ho sue
cceds In getting a jury of twolvp mot
who have not expressed an opinion 01
the subject it is possible that the wrongot
junn will recover heavy damages.
THE Denver ( Colo. ) Rocky Mduutaii
Jfews of March 25 has the following bear
Ing upon the insurance company ro
eontly exposed in these columns : "State
Auditor Kiugsley yesterday submitted t <
the legislature a supplemental repor
based upon his investigations into thi
Beatrice , Nob. , company. Ho assert
that the charges ngalnst the compan ;
re false as to form , because in lu poll'
clos the company does not agree to pa :
to the beneficiary any definite amount
bat agrees to pay only the yield of the aa
MMBienU. The charges are , however
rell based , because the agent of the com
pany represents to the people that the }
mil receive stated amounts. As a mat
tft of fat the association does not agre
I * give ( be itated amount , as repre
V Mated y the agent , so thai the policy
* * holders , taoogk they got what U foi
isally stipulated la Uie contract , do &o
fat what thtT are lead to expect. "
To tbo flonso of representatives.
In preferring charges of conspiracy
nnd bribery against members of your ju
diciary committee without naming each
member implicated I was conscious of
ho reflection cast by my charge upon
nembcrs of the committee whoso con
duct had been unimpeachable. I felt the
stigma cast upon them temporarily ns
keenly as any member innocent of the
chnrgc. On the dny on which my com
plaint was made pttblio I gave personal
assurance to three mcmbcri of the com
mittee namely , Messrs. Andrews , Me-
Conaupby nnd Smyth that I should nt
nn early day set them right beforolho pub
lic. My motive for withholding from the
liouso the names of members whom I be
lieved to bo implicated was bccauso the
proofs with regard to some were conclu
sive to my mind , whllo others were
merely subject to suspicions which upon
thorough investigation might prove un
founded. Any honest and honorable
member of the Judiciary committee could
safely have trusted his reputation with
bis colleagues in the investigating com
mittee whlph was chosen by the speaker
from among the most Impartial nnd re
putable men m the houso. This commit
tee would scarcely have made a report
to blacken any man's reputation whoso
conduct had bncn above reproach. Their
report could not have been an arbitrary
verdict , intentionally biased , since it had
to be based upon sworn testimony taken
down verbatim by n sworn shorthand re
porter , ami made part of the committee's
findings. The charges of conspiracy , in
volving ns they did members and out
siders , could only have been properly in
vestigated by separating the witnesses
implicated lu the plot to defeat the anti-
gambling bill. Had this course been
pursued I feel confident that the house
would long since have been in full pos
session of the facts.
A reactionary policy was , however ,
adopted through the efforts of the very
parties most concerned in preventing an
impartial and thorough inquiry. When
the original committee met I promptly
placed into its hands nil the facts known
to mo as well as the names of witnesses
by whom I expected to substantiate the
charges. Tho.ordorof the house to the
reorganized committee to receive no tes
timony unless taken in the presence of
all members of the judiciary commiUee.
ruled out my sworn memoran
dum. To leave it with the
committee under the conditions
imnosod was simply to place the con
spirators in possession of the testimony
I expected to produce and give thorn
ample time to drill or spirit away wit
nesses upon whom I had to rely. As a
matter of precaution I recalled my memo
randum. Its surrender by the- chairman
of the investigating committee was emi
nently proper , since it could not bo used
ns testimony until my consent was given
to have it read before the members
chnrged with misconduct.
The discharge by the liouuo of the in
vestigating committee and the implied
exoneration of all parties impli
cated impels mo now to make
public the full particulars as
tiled with the original investigating com
mittee. Whether the house of represen
tatives sees lit to stultify itself by ignor
ing the charges is to mo a matter of su
preme indiaoronco , excepting so far as it
affects the reputation of the state , which
every honorable citizen desires to uphold.
If members of the house will take the
trouble to carefully read the narrative
which is presented in this paper they
will realize the enormity of the con
spiracy which I have considered it my
duty to expose.
The fact that a largo sum of money
had boon raised by interested parties at
Omaha and Lincoln to defeat the anti-
gambling bill , is an open secret. It was
not only charged by myself , but admitted
by Omaha editors through the columns
of their papers the day after my charges
were made public. The fact that mem
bers of the judiciary committee had ]
solicited bribes from Keepers of Omaha
gambling houses was made known to
me by the parties who had boon approached
preached and who had raised funds to
meet the demand. Congressman
McShano , ono of the pro
prietors of the Herald , has
corroborated thpir admissions and in
formed mo since the charges wcro
brought that these parties had com
plained to him about the attempt of mem
bers to bleed them and ho had advised
against the payment of such bribes ,
Having done my duty m the light in
which I see it , I can afford to rest the
case with the public , if the house doet
not see lit to take further action.
The Bnllno Land Grab.
The persistency with which the Lin
coin Saline land syndicate are log-rolling
their grab through the legislature it
worthy of a bettor cause. At first the ]
asked the legislature to grant them the
right to purchase a section of Saline
lands on which the syndicate hold a lease
for forty-eight years longer. As thoj
were the only parties that could afford tc
bid for the land encumbered with such i
lease it became a mottor of vital impor
tanoe to the state to limit the price al
which the land should bo sold. With tliii
end in view the house directed th (
speaker to appoint a committee to in
spcct and appraise the land. The com
mlttco was duly appointed by thespoakei
from among the most disinterested nnc
unapproachable members. They viowec
the land nnd brought in a report , placing
its value at no less than $500 per acre
The syndicate wcro equal to the cmer
gcncy. They had the committee dis
charged and a new ono appoiutod , willing -
ing to do its biddings. The now committee
mittoe , after partaking of the now fa
mous supper at the Windsor , made a re
port which will meet the approval of tiu
syndicate. Instead of 1500 per-acrc thi
lands are appraised at from $100 to $301
which means , perhaps , $150 , or lesi
than one-third of the valuation put upot
them by the first co mmltteo. As usua
with such jobs , the conditions imposci
are such as to mislead the unsuspecting
and satisfy the jobbers. Instead of a ful
section only 810 acres are U
be sold this time , and iusteui
of BeMlnp the whole tract to on <
party , the land is to bo subdivided intc
forty-acre tracts. This departure frorr
the original plan doesn't in any waj
mend the matter. It still leaves the syndicate
dicato in position to bid in every fort ]
aero piece , because no other purchase )
would risk bhj money cm land covered bj
a forty-eight year lease.
The 840 acres whieh the syndicate ante
to purchase this year , will very naturalli
be carved out of the most valuable porUot
. .
of the section which they now occupy.
Two years hence the same old syndicate
will besiege the legislature with another
lobby , and with a much better prospect
of acquiring the unsold fraction than
they I'avo this year and purchasing
the 210 acres. Once let the state sell
any part of this land , which
heretofore has been held in reserve , and
the precedent will of course bo followed
by disposal of the rest nt nlmost any
price the syndicate are willing Io pay.
At an average of $150 per aero the
state will realize $30,000. At $500 per acre ,
which the first committee regarded as a
fair valuation , the state would realize
$130,000. In other words the syndicate
can afford to spend $25,000 in pulling
this bill through the legislature and still
pocket $50,000. No wonder they have
provided sumptuous suppers for the com
mittee , nnd placed at the disposal of the
legislature elegant carriages to wheel
them around the suburbs of the capital
city. Why they should have held this
deal back until the eleventh hour just
when the legislature is about to adjourn ,
can only bo explained ou the ground that
the measure is not a clean ono. It car
ries the stamp of jobbery plainly on its
A Reassuring Promise.
The country will bo very well satisfied
if thei tatcmcnt from Washington that
Mr. Fairchild is to succeed Mr. Manning
as secretary of the treasury proves to bo
well founded. Ho has practically admin-
stored the affairs of the department for
nearly a year past , and whatever success
lias attended that administration is really
due to him. Mr. Fairuhild is doubtless
not so learned in the abstruse theories of
finance ns Mr. Manning. The country
will not get from him such elaborate nud
> ollslicd essays covering the whole rangn
of political economy. But thcro is rea
son to believe that ho is quite us practi
cal as the late secretary , nnd far more
ready to surrender his preconceived
opinions when they seem to bo in con-
Ilict wUh prevailing conditions. It has
been demonstrated within the past year
that it was necessary and wise to depart
from the Procrustean policy of Mr. Man
ning , and it was well for the country that
there was a man in the treasury to as
sume the duties of its administration who
had the judgment to sco this nnd the
courage to do it. Otherwise the business
situation in this country nt this time
might be deplorable. There is still need
of a man at the head of that department
who is not merely a theorist. The
treasury is likely to have nn important
part to play before the close of the pres
ent year in connection with the financial
interests of the country. Thcro was sig
nificance in the remark of Senator Sher
man nt Cincinnati on Saturday that ho
hoped Secretary Fairchild might bo able
to relieve the business world. His ap
pointment would give confidence that
whenever Tcliof shall bo required ho
will at least bo willing' logo to the full
length of his lawful powers to afford it.
Such reassurance would of itself bo worth
a great deal in dispelling distrust and al-
layiug apprehension , which are the germs
of panic.
Tnc power of the corporations is still
ctrmia in tlio larriolatura ot P iiiayl > Mk ! i ,
and their creatures in that body nro ns
obstinate and defiant ns over. In the
course of a discussion recently on an
anti-discrimination bill ono of the de
fenders of the railroads declared that the
policy of those corporations was "none
of the people's business. " It is of course
generally understood that this is the sen
timent by which the corporations in
Pennsylvania and elsewhere are guided ,
but it is only rarely that one of their rep
resentatives or apologists shows the cour
age to proclaim it. It is a mistaken view ,
which the corporations are beginning to
discover , nnd which will bo made more
apparent to them in time. The wrongs
that have boon done and the injuries that
have been wrought through the utterly
selfish policy of the corporations will not
bo allowed to continue unchanged. There
is no state in which the destructive effects
of this policy are moro marked thun in
Pennsylvania , for the reason that rail
road domination and abuse , of the pee
ple's rights have been carried there to
the farthest limit. The corporations
yield their grip with obstinate reluctance ,
but it is loosening and must ultimately
give way altogether.
CONGRESS failing to make an appro
priation to furnish powder for the salutes
on Governor's island , it is thought that
this old custom will bo dispensed with ,
It takes about fifteen pounds of powder ,
or $3 worth , to fire at the sun , which ia
an expense of $14,000 per year. Speak
ing of the sunset gun , a Now York paper
says it gives the shipping in the harbor
notice when to out out their signal
lanterns and reminds the lighthouses
when to light their lamps. It shakes the
tramps off tbo Battery benches and
wakes them up. People in the lower
part of the city wind their watches by it.
It is a signal to many people in factories
in the seventh and eighth stories of tall
buildings that their day's work is nearly
over and that it is about tirno to return tc
the earth ngain. It makes all the tene
ment houses rattle , and furnishes cheap
excitement to those who live in Budden-
sick lints. "
WE cannot comprehend why the county
commissioners should meddle with the
private concerns of County Clerk Need-
ham. He derives his authority as an of
ficer from the same source that they do.
He ought to have the right to employ
whom ho plenties ns deputies and copy
ists , providing they are competent and
honest , and do their work faithfully. He
is responsible for their conduct and cer
tainly ought to know best what persons
can work with him In harmony. The
less the commissioners meddle the bettor
it will bo for them and .the public inter
est When Mr. Nondbara neglccta hie
duty or converts funds to bis own use
that do not belong to Him it will be
in order for the commissioners to step in
and take posse ssion of the ofllco.
THERE is moro money for boodlors in
sight in the saline land grab than there
was in the anti-gambling bill. The
gamblers conld not raise much over sis
thousand. The syndicate could see thai
and raise them twenty or thirty thousand
WHEN the conspiracy and bribcrj
charges wore read to th house
two weeks ago Slater rose in hit
eat to call the Almighty to witness that
be had not been boodlod to mutilate the
Omaha charter , but he did not call on
high heaven to establish kU ianoceuce
of the criminal conspiracy to defeat the
gambling bill. Slater is n bold , bad man ,
uut reckless and corrupt as ho is , ho
lacked the courngo'to invoke n stroke of
paralysis by calling the Almighty ns n
witness of Ens entire innocence.
WHEN Thurston's oil rooms nt Lin-
coin arc closed , 'arid 1'nul Vnndcrvoort
drops off the pay-roll of the Union Pacific ,
that company may -ho in condition to sot
nsido Rome of ilsearning for much needed
Improvements at .Omaha and along its
Tun now south is unquestionable en
joying a wonderful boom. Yet after all
the settlement and development of the
now west surprises tlio world , Come
west , young man , here nro the golden
THE best thine the pool holder of the
gambling fraternity at Lincoln can do is
to open another bank and win back the
money that has been advanced to the
judiciary boodlers.
THE next boom wo look for is the boom
of the Missouri river.
I'onca is a "gem" crow town.
Hastings is talking for n union dopot.
The Cedar Rapids Era has been swal
lowed by the Republican.
A flour mill with n capacity of 100 bar
rels n day is to bo built at Wisner.
Plattsniouth will celebrate tlio comple
tion ot her waterworks next wrok.
A son of Farmer Murray , of Blair , lost
a leg in a stalk cutter last week.
Three miles of street railway will bo
planted in Grand Island this year.
The Dakota City Eagle is now perched
on the feed-board of a new power press.
A branch of the Burlington & Missouri
is to bo built from Ravenna to Loup
- Itjr.Over
Over 11,000 men nro now cngngeU in
building the Hock Island extensions in
Nebraska nnd Kansas.
Waterworks nro a certainty in Fulls
Jity and electric lights arc next on the
list of improvements.
The Missouri river is endeavoring to
effect a close alliance with Omaha by
cutting n short line from Florence to this
city.A .
A burglar raided the Edwards resi
dence in Hastings Thursday night , nud
leared a watch aud $200 worth of silver
J. Kocnigstcin offers to build a $20,000 ,
hotel in Norfolk provided the citizens
loan him $10,000 for a year without
A called "twclvc-and-a-
new game , - - -
hnlft" is the latest craze in Grand Island.
It stimulates enterprise at the rate of twofer
for a quarter.
Juniata has appointed a committee to
secure the extension of the Klkhoru Val
ley road from Hastings , nnd will give a
bonus for the boon.
The evidence of now life nnd activity
in Nebraska City is multiplying. Two
shots from a revolver woke up a police
man ono night lost week.
The moment an Omaha man squints at
real estate in an interior town nowadays ,
prices immediately advance. This shows
the elevating influence of metropolitan
Hon. J. Sterling Morton will colobrnto
Arbor Day , April 33 , by planting 1,000
Austrian pine trees and a lot of Saloma
npple trees on his homestead in Otoc
Gordon democrats want snmo nn tn
start a democratic organ there. The land
notices for Gordon amount to over $100 a
month , and are being now printed in a
republican paper.
Banker Cheney , of Crpisrhton , exer
cised himself after banking hours re
cently by slapping a liatic mortgage on
the mug of Editor Fry , of the Pioneer.
He was fined $1 and costs.
A skirmishing party in the pay of a
long-handle corporation , the Omaha ,
Lincoln , Ha/tland & El Paso road , arc
setting stakes in the neighborhood oi
Crete , along the Blue river and Salt
The company recently organized to
prospect for coal in Glen Rook. Nemaha
county , has contracted for the necessary
machinery to bore. The company pro
claims a determination to strike coal or
The canning industry nt Beatrice prom
ises to bo bigger and bettor than ever.
Already 75,000 cans have boon made und
by the time the canning season opens it
is to have 000,000 cans ready. Prepara
tions are making for an extensive busi
ness this year.
Two young track walkers from Box
Butte county , who were bounced from a
freight.truin on the Elkhorn Valley road ,
revenged themselves by throwing ties
along the track. They wore caught at
the job and jailed in Chadron.
Fremont rejoices on the certainty ol
early connection with the B. & M. The
company has decided to enter the city on
the way to Norfolk. The company is
also bridging the Platte near Sohuyler
on the mam line of the Omaha & North
Platte road.
There are now sixteen cities in this
state that have or are building a system
of water supply Omaha , Lincoln. West
Point , Grand Island , Fremont , Colum
bus , Blair , Albion , Wisner , Ashland ,
tfo&tnce , Hastings , Kearney. Nebraska
City , Plattsmouth and Falls City.
Two boys were drowned in Big Alkali
lake , about eighteen miles south of Val
entino , on last Sunday. The boys. Franc
Palmer , aged eighteen , and Alva Carson ,
aged sixteen , were out hunting ana ven
tured on the lake for a short row. A
terrific wind prevailing at the time drove
them out into the midst of floating ice ,
their boat became unmanageable und
capsUed in fifteen fuel of water.
A stranger from Blue Springs started a
lively scandal in Ulysses Wednesday
night. During tho1 evening ho strolled
out with the wife of a man named
Crockett. Crockett found it out and
walking past the couple turned suddenly
around , struck the stranger in the face ,
knocking him down. The city marshal
then arrested him. The stranger claims
the woman separated him and his wife.
Crockett bad previously applied for a
divorce. > i
The venerable novelist of north Ne
braska is rapidly approaching a delicious
climax in "The Conflict , Love Money. "
The 420th chapter bears external evi
dence that the tires of youth are still
burning in the palpitating bosom of Fr.
Martin. Here is a modefchunk for am
orous youngsters : : "Yos ; my unspeak
ably precious Ida is lift an-jol. aud none
who know her can dodbt it for ono mo
ment. Blessed bo heaven ) on Christmas
day she is to be my wife. How can I be
sufficiently thankful for such a heavenly
gift I"
The editor of the Broken Bow States
man is whirling in the vortex of a libo
suit , but does not appear to enjoy the fit
The judge charged the Jury in the case
"that the truth ot the allegation must be
established , " and the result was a verdict
against Editor Martin. "If this be Uw , '
says the Statesman , "there is not a po
litical newspaper in the state of Ne
braska , that has been published for five
years , whose files will not furnish loga
ground for fifty criminal libel suits , as
strongly based as the ono on which K. E.
Martin was convicted. "
If the liver and kldnevs are aiuggish
and inactive , Hood's Sarsaparilla wil
rouse them to prompt and regular action
Take it now.
Tbo Frozen Troth About tne Anti-Gam
bling Bill Plot.
How ttio Ilrazcti Roocllors Conspired
to AInkoa Stake Out of Ne
braska Sporting
On Saturday , March 0,161)7 , two prominent
keepers of gambling houses nt Omaha held a
conference lasting over one hour with Charles
J. Green , attorney for tlio 1) . &M. railroad In
the card room of an Omaha saloon. They
then nndthorodlscussert the ntitl-Kftmbllnir bill
which had unexpectedly to them been passed
jy the state senate. For two days thereafter
Ihore was much excitement and acrltatlon In
Omaha gambling circles , and contributions
were solicited from keepers of gambling
liouscs for a fund to bo used In defeating the
One of the leading keepers of a gambling
tiouso In Omaha was the collector of this
corruption fund , to which be , htmsolt , con
tributed SPOO. On Wednesday , March 9. this
party took to Lincoln a roll of bank bills
amounting to between $2,000 and 83,000 ,
which was the total at that time paid In by
Omaha gambling houses. It was understood
and given out among Itho gamblers that this
money was sent to Lincoln to "fix" ntombcis
chiefly of the house judiciary committee ,
which had the bill In charge. More money
was to bo sent to Lincoln the week following
to Insure the defeat of the bill. The first
deflnlto knowledge of thecrlmlnalconspiracy
by members of the judiciary committee to
defeat the anti-gambling bill reached the ed
itor of the BEE on Wednesday , March 0. On
the preceding day , whllo going to Lincoln ,
thn editor bad noticed Goodly Hooker , the
keeper of an Omaha gambling house , nnd
Kusscli , chairman of the judiciary commit
tee , on the train. While nothing unusual
took place on the road between these parties ,
a suspicion was aroused as to certain Invisi
ble links between them. About noon on the
next day , Wednesday , Booker was seen to
bo nervously walking up and down before
the Capital hotel , and the editor's suspicion
that he was on "business" was more firmly
strengthened. A tow words passed between
the editor and Booker , and finally the latter
came Into the BEE ofllcc In the hotel build
ing. Booker appeared agitated and pro
voked , lie entered into conversation about
the gambling bill and declared that certain
members of the judiciary committee of the
house were trying ; to bleed the gamblers. Ho
stated that Caldwcll , ono of the committee ,
went to Omaha on Sunday , March 0 , to see
the gamblers and conferred with them about
the Snell bill. Caldwell professed to be
against the bill , and assured them ho did not
want any money for himself , but other mem- *
bcrs were "talking funny" and he would like
to see them taken care of , to beat the bill.
Booker esld ho thought this was a way Cald-
\vell had of bleeding the sporting men by
pretending ho wanted their money for some
body else. In thn course of further talk
Booker said that ho had come to Lincoln to
see parties who were Interested In defeating
the bill ; but , meantime , Slater , also of the ju
diciary committee , had gone to Omaha , ( on
Tuesday , March 8 , ) and there had called on
the gamblers for nionoy. Booker said fur
ther , that Slater's middle man , Andy Moynl-
han , had called upon some of the sporting
peooleto makeup 85,000 ; as , according to
Moynlhan , Slater thought It would thako that
sum all around to make sure of killing this
MII Tim Omaha gamblers , said Booker , had
directed Slater to return to Lincoln and see
him ( Booker ) about the matter ; and Ken
nedy , an Omaha gambler , was coming down
with Slater to arrange It "Meantime , " said
Booker , "I have been notified to look for
them. " "Slater and Moynlhan , " said Booker ,
"arc on the way down here , but we don't
propose to give them a cent if wo
can help It. We. bavo put matters
Into the hands of two or three men at Lin
coln. " "Slater and Caldwell , " remarked
Booker , "aro working together and they hare
got Moynlhan to do the between work , "
In the afternoon of tbo same day , Wednes
day , March 9 , the editor of the BEE Was In
troduced to Kennedy , who talked' very cau
tiously. Ho Raid they had put up several
hundred dollars with Charley Greene and Lee
Estcllo , who were attending to their Inter
ests. Green had told them that he could
handle the bill without paying many mem
bers only such as he could not conveniently
work otherwise. Kennedy said that up to
that time Russell had refused to make a bar
gain , no was afraid that ho might bo found
out. But he , Russell , had assured them ho
was willing to beat the bill for the sake of his
Kennedy's statements were very evasive
on many points and he was evidently hedg
ing. Both Booker and Kennedy said they
would return to Omaha the same attornoon
at 3:50 : p. m. , as they had left everything with
Charley Greene and their Lincoln friends.
When they wore met In the hotel at 5:80 :
o'clock the same evening , they said they had
been obliged to stay over because Slater had
insisted that they must arrauge matters be
fore returning to Omaha.
At 3a.m. Thursday , March 10 , the follow
ing report was given the editor of Tux BEE
at his hotel room In Lincoln :
At 11:00 p. m. , Wednesday , March 0 , Slater
and A. B. Graham of Wisner , were sitting
together In the writing room of the Capital
hotel Slater left Graham at 11:15 : to se
Bowman , another member ot the judiciary
committee , who had just come In the hotel.
Slater and Bowman had a brief conference
and they both went up stairs. At 11:30 : o. m.
Booker , Kennedy and Sneedy , the latter a
Lincoln gambler , were seen in conference at
the southeast corner of the Intersection of
Eleventh and t' streets. They wore joined
by Herbert Loavltt , ot Omaha , and In a few
minutes Loavltt left them , went In the Capi
tal hotel and spoke to Graham , asking him
where Slater had gone. Graham replied
that Slater had gene out In the ofllce to see
Bowman , and would return in a few minutes.
Loavltt went into the ofllco and sat down
about ten minutes , all the time evidently
being on the watch for Slater.
Charley Greene came Into the of
fice , apparently from the parlor ,
% nd Leavitt immediately joined him. Then
Greene ran up stairs quickly and Leavitl
went outsldo again. Slater and Russell came
down stairs about ten minutes later. Slater
went out and Russell remained In the hotel
office until 1 o'clock on Thursday morning ,
March 10 , talking with newspaper reporters
and Assistant Clerk Cook , of the house-
Wit h the latter he had a long and apparently
confidential conference. At 1 o'clock Rus
sell and Cook left and proceeded southward.
At 1:15 : o'clock Thursday mornln'g , Slater
came from the Windsor hotel to the Capital
hotel. At the Windsor hotel I believe he
was In room 10. On the register of the hotel
the following names were found : Andy
Moynlhan , Omaha , ( assigned to room 11) ) ;
G. K. Brooks , Omaha , ( evidently Booker )
( assigned to room 10 ; n. B. Kennedy ,
Omaha , ( assigned to room 10) ) . These names
were all registered In ono hand. Slater Im
mediately went up stairs , after entering the
Capital hotel. lie was found with Charley
Greene and Gurley In a room where liquors
were sold after the bar was closed. All mani
fested some confusion a * a fourth party
entered. They were , evidently , engaged In
some conversation which the arrival of the
stranger interrupted. The new arrival spoke
of the members of the legislature being up
rather late and remarked that Russell
, bad only Jiut ROM horn * . Slater said :
"Then Russell has gene homo , has he ?
How long ago did ho lenvo ? " Being an
swered that Russell had gene about ton min
utes before ho ( Slater ) came In , Slater saldi
Well , then I'll co up too. "
At 7:30 o'clock on Wednesday mornm
Kennedy and Booker were met at the depot
by the editor of the llEn , just as they were
starting for Omaha. They wcro not very
communicative , pretending that they had
bean unable to meet Slater , but had loft all
matters with their Lincoln friend ? . A party
was Immediately sent to Shccdy's gambling
place with an alleged message from Booker.
The messenger reported as follow B :
Met Sheedy at Quick's building. Told him
had some Important Information from
Booker and Kennedy , nnd that they wanted
him ( Shoedy ) to keep an eye on Slater , who
was liable to go back on them because they
had not paid sufficient money. Shccdy ap
peared surprised. Ho had received a note
from Booker that morning , which be showed
me. It read : "Everything fixed up satisfac
torily. It will be all right , ( Signed )
Booker. "
On Thursday forenoon , March 10 , 1SS7 , n
party wont to Slater's desk , during discussion
of the Omaha charter bill In committee of the
whole , and said : "I was told by the parties
with whom you had a talk last night to say
to yon that they look to you to see that what
was agreed upon should bo carried out"
Slater choked up and then said : "What's
that ? " The other man reiterated his state
ment Slater asked : "What parties ? Who
were they ? " The other party replied : " 1 don't
know ; I was Introduced to ono ot them as a
Mr. Adams. Ho is about my size and has a
blonde mustache , " ' 1 hen Slater said : "All
right ; all right" The man added : "I sup
posed that It was something that ho didn't
want mo to know anything about , and so
didn't ask any moro questions. " Slater replied
" ' ' that's rleht"
plied : 1'es. that'srlght ;
On Thursday evening , at 0:30 : o'clock ,
March 10,1887 , a party mot Goodly Booker in
front ot Hlcglns' restaurant , on Douglas
street , Omaha. Booker asked him what shape
the Omaha charter bill was In. In
the conversation which ensued Booker
was asked what had been done about
the gambling bill. Booker replied : "We've
done all wo can. It's all loft to fahoedy now.
Wo have had thrco men working hard for
several days Leaultt Leo Estollo nnd
Charley Greon. Estelle came homo yester
day. We've paid Green off ho said he had
done nil ho could. Leavitt is there yet"
"Can't you do something toward giving
the boys sugar ? " asked Booker's compan
Tes , " replied Booker , "that Is what we
are doln < . " When asked whom he had made
solid among the members , Booker said :
"Caldwell is fixed" then hesitating a mo
ment as If ho had said too much , Booker
added : "That Is , ho has accepted no money-
buthesays that ho will make a strong fight
to kill the bill In the judiciary committee. "
' Have you seen Russell and Slater ? " was
Booker replied : "Shoedy and the boys
think they can work those two fellows. "
"How much money hard you raised ? " wr.3
"Well , " said Booker , "they wanted 85,000.
Wo could not raise quite that amount. Wo
have raised a largo amount , but not qulto
that sum. Six places In Omaha have con
tributed. "
On March 13,1837 , Russell nnd Slater left
Lincoln at 3:50 : p. m. and came to Omaha.
They went to the Pnxton hotel and regis
tered. At the Faxton , also , stopped Jerome
Pickerel and Representative rotors. At 0:30 :
o'clock that evening Russell was found Bit
ting in the hotel office. Ho said he was waitIng -
Ing for the boys , and then added : "Peters
and Slater have cone over to the show ; but I
concluded 1 was too tired and so stayed here. "
Subsequently Paters was seen and stated
that Slater had not been with him at the
show. Between 10:30 : and 11 o'clock that
evening Russell loft the hotel ofllco with
Slater , who came lu from the eastern en
trance of the hotel. Both went to the Omaha
Republican office , whore they remained a
short time. Before midnight they wont , to
gether , somewhere. At 2 o'clock on Sunday
morning they returned to the hotel together
and retired , occupying adjoining rooms.
During the two hours Itussell and Slater
were not observable the proprietors of the
gambling houses were not to bo found , and
none of them were In their places , un Sun
day Russell Icftf3r8shuyeraiii ! ! nm. ,
and Slater at the same time paid his bill at
the Paxton hotel and It was understood that
he conteuplated going homo , llo wag met
late In the afternoon on Fnrnam street In
Omaha , and that evening ho returned to Lin
The above Is , substantially , the memo
randum of facts submitted to the committee
on investigation of the charges made by E.
Rosewater against menbers of the judiciary
committee. The names of several important
witnesses are withhold for the present
Succeeding the appointment of the com
mittee aud the submission of the memo
randum , the following corroborative facts
have been obtained :
On the night alter the charges wore made
before the house of representatives , a
meeting was held In room SW , ' Capital
hotel. It was attended by Representatives
Russell , Slater , Bowman , Brad Slaughter ,
chief clerk of the house of representatives ,
Assistant Clerk Cook , of the house , and an
other person. Senator Majors had been In a
few minutes and urged the breaking up of
the Investigation as ordered by the house.
Previous to this meeting Slater and Caldwell
had walked the streets that night arm In arm
for several hours. It was decided at the
meeting that the Investigating committee as
appointed by Speaker Harlan should be
changed at all hazards.
Secret sessions ot the committee would not
do , either. It was decided that either Bow
man or Russell should rise to a question of
privilege In the morning and should ask for
tli addition of ; three other members , who
were not to be the speaker's appointees.
The following morning this programme
was substantially carried out , through
active efforts ot the wh.ole lobby
of the railroads and other Interests.
This was not so difficult as might have been
thought , as at that time hfty-two members of
the house had signed an agreement to stand
by each other on any and every question
which might need a combination.
On the same morning before the house con
vened , Mr. Rosewater wont Into the house
and'walkcd toward the desk of the BEE re
porter. As ho did so Cnldwcll who was
standing In the entrance to the cloak room
said to two men : "That
Is bound to dlo with his boot * on. He'll dlo
with his boots on , sure. Somebody will put
a bullet right through the back of that thick
neck. If I took a shot at him just as ho
stands there ho'd never know what lilt him.
uut I've got a family. The
may ruin me ; but I've got a family. If I wits
bingle as I once was bo wouldn't bavo any
more show than a prairie chicken It 1 had a
shot gun. "
When the house adopted the resolutions
adding three of "our friends , " as Clerk
Slaughter termed It , to the committee
ordering thn Investigation to De conducted
openly , Russell , Slntor and Caldwell at
tempted to appear unconcerned , but could , In
reality , with difficulty restrain omotlon of
jubilance and relief.
On the night succeed Ing the presentation
of the charges , thcro was great excitement In
the sporting circles at Lincoln and the gam
blers then charged freely that the Omaha
gamblers had 'Viven them away. "
On March 19 , . after the adoption by the
house ot the resolutions olferod by the In
vestigating committee , Slater was talked
with in the Capital hotel. He said : 1 weot
over there and ttaw those fellows on
that nlfibt , ( Wednesday , March 9 , ) aud
they made their propositions to mo ;
but I left thorn entirely ( n the dark as to
what I should do. Hut then , hell , Rosewater
couldn't prove a d n thtnfr , even If ho
should get on to my meeting those follows ,
because they wouldn't swear to anything
they ever told him , If they over told him imy-
thlng. " Being askeJ about Caldwcll , he said :
"Caldwell made n muss of It , pretty nearly ,
lie told mo that ho went up to Omaha and
saw those follows , and read the riot act to
them. "
J , W. Reid , until recently a gambler In Lin
coln , stated on March at , on a passenger
train to lUstlnirs , that 55,003 to 57,000 would
bo raised and part had been raised and placed
In n bank In Lincoln subject to checks by
partlosi , who had agreed at any risk to see
that the gambling bill should not bccomo a
law , If tlioy were successful , Unless benton ,
It was to bo stplcn. OCccourso , said Rlcd ,
the chief clerk would get his bit
Rlod also said that Shcody had
charge of the money. A repre
sentative whoso name wo omit said on tht
24th Inst : "Sullivan wants to bo squared.
That's the reason ho was so rabid to make
this bill the special order to-morrow. Bow
man wants to bo even too. Ho said ns much
to ma. Slntor has been fixed. * *
Russell Is too cunning to take any chances ,
but I think ho will bo looked after through
Slater bccauso ho knows Slater Is In the hole
himself nnd doesn't dare nqueal. Thou
there are two or three other fellows who are
alter stuff. 1 know them all. I ain't such a
d d fool as 1 look to bo. 1 know just the
men to touch. "
These links in the chain of evidence nnd
this fragmentary Information corroborating
the inaln points have boon gnlhorcd by vn-
rlous parties , some of thorn expressly em
ployed to ascertain the Inside operations of
the lobby and conduct of the legislature.
IOWA Koms.
Alone the cntiro southern tier of coun
ties of the state seeding Ims begun.
Saloon licenses yielded $1-1,410.75 ( hir
ing the fiscal year just ended at Dubuquo.
Drug stores nt Cedar Kaplds nro re
ported as doing a big business in whisky.
The Jrailrond commission tins boon
asked to condemn n portion of the ground
needed for n union depot site at Ot-
The druggists of Dos Moincs linyo
formed an organization to protect them
selves ngainst the reckless use recently
mnde of the pharmacy law by irresponsi
ble constables.
The G. A. R. boys of Griswold will cole-
brnto the oveut of' Leo's surrender. Pa
rade , reunion , festivities nnd n spectacu
lar entertainment in the evening will call t
for a full holiday of amusement.
DCS Moincs bos n woman chicken thief
named Lint , who has bcou discovered
doing a wholesale business. With the as
sistance of her two sons and team at
tacked to n lumber wagon she would
journey through the country at night depleting <
pleting henroosts with export neatness
and dispatch.
PTho number of convicts at Fort Mndi-
son having fallen below that required to
fill contracts for labor , the governor has
decided that in the future prisoners con
victed of felonies in the counties of
Woodbury , Monona , Harrison , Ida , Sao
nnd Cnlboun bo seut to Fort Madison in
stead of Anumosa , as has been the cus
tom heretofore. The number of convicts
ut Fort Madison is now 837.
From Deadwood comes the report that
arrangements nro to bo rnado under
which the Merchants' National bank of
that city will shortly resume business. J
An assay of ore from the "Poisoned
Ox" rnino , near Rapid City , shows the
mineral to bo very high grade. The lode
islcxtensivo nnd apparently inexhaust
Prairie chickens nro so plentiful around
Sioux Falls that they crowd each other
into the city limits nnd occasional flocks
porch on the residences ou the hill
The opera house block at Fargo was
sold Inst week for 1-38,000 , aud again re
sold on the 23d inst. for f35.0CO. It is
rumored the last purchasers were Mar
shall Field & Co. , of Chicago , nnd that
they intend establishing a uraucu house
Mrs. John P. Cronnan , wife of a prom
inent business man of Yankton , died at
Toledo , O. , the first of the week of soar-
le * fnvcr. She left Yankton a few dnya
before with her baby to avoid tbo disease
raging at that place , but the conns were
with nor , which caused her do nth.
Artists' Incomes.
New York letter to Intor-Onean : The
earnings of the best artists vary , but not
bo much as might bo supposed. . A.
Abbey is supposed to make between
$15,000 and 20,000 n year. His drawings
for "Sho Stoops to Conquer" nro valued
at $20,000. Ho is as well liked m En
gland as here , and expects to make that
country his homo. Ho is building n fine
house there. C. S. Koinhart makes
about $10,000 a year. Thuro do Thui-
strap , who is under contract to furnish a
page or double page to Harper's Weekly
every week , is earning about $10,000 n
year with his pencil. William Chase
must do at least as well , and could make
moro if ho cared to. Ho has the fiucbt
studio in. the country , with a
darkey at the door , and a
wondrous museum of bric-a-brac in
side , including a rare collection of old
watches. Ho goes to Holland to study
Halst or to Madrid to perfect bis knowl
edge of Velasquez , every year. Charles
Jay Taylor , of Puck and Harper's , stud
ies as hard now that ho la making $8,009
a year as he did when he began hia career.
Arthur Burdott Frost , who sjot n fortune
with , as well as in , his wife , is now the
strongest man in picturing American con
temporary lifo. Ho , too , makes about
$8,000 , but he has a separate income of
$40.000 a year. Harry roan , a pupil of
Birket Foster , used to got $10,000 a year
from the Applctons forma work ou "Pic-
lurosquo America. " In American scenery
drawing no onn is his superior. Ho prob
ably earns $10,000 now by general work.
Black and white is now the most profit
able line of artist woikin this country.
Water color and oil work nro a trllle
stagnant , particularly the productions of
American colonsts.
Mntorna Loves Ameilca.
Vienna Correspondency ) Milwaukee
Sentinel : A housu lying in tbo middle of
a romantic garden , surrounded by charm
ing vinyards , is the nbodo of Mmo. Ma-
ternn , who bought it immediately after
her return from America. Thoughont
the house Richard Wagner reigns su
preme. His memorials and ideal charac
ters are to bo scon every wlioro. Thrco
powerful dogs protect the house nnd gar
den : they ure named utter the kiug in.
"Tristan nnd Isolde , " "Mnrko , "
"Wotan" and Mime. " In the music room
there is a stave , the squares of
which represent "Wulinfrliul" at Bay-
routh , und there is also an enormous bust
of the composer of the "Niboluneon
Kiug. " Mmo. Mutarnn gained her great
reputation through Itlchard Wagner ,
whom she never forguts ; but fllio madt
her fortune in America , which she also
never forgets. Ou a table in her elegant
drnwlng room there is a largo casket con
taining nil the photographs the cele
brated "Watkuro" snw and admired on
the other sldo of the Atlantic. When the
grout nitist is surrounded l > y her cuoiUi
she cannot stop talking of wonder * and
.splendor of America.
For infant's toilet to un indispensable ar
ticle , healing all excoriations immediate
y. Mothers should use it freely on tha
title ones. It is perfectly harmless , Lor