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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 14, 1887)
THE OMAHA DAILY BJEJE : TUESDAY. JUNE 14 , 1887.
Brooklyn and Louisville to-day resulted as
Urooklyn.M . 4 1 3 0 S 1 0 0 0-11
Louhvlllo , . 0 01002200 s
Pitchers Toolo and Terry for Urooklyn ,
ItnuHcy for Louisville. JJaso lilts Brooklyn
1 ! . 1/wilsvlllo 1.1. Krrors Drooklyn 0 , Louis
ville 0 , Umpire Korinison.
Nicff Tonic. Juno 13. The came between
Metropolitan and Cincinnati to-day resulted
as follows :
Metropolitan . 0 02301000-0
Cincinnati . 0 1 l 0 1 8 1 1 * -13
I'ltchers-Cnshninn nnd Sertid. Uaso hits
Metropolitans 10 , Cincinnati 17. Errors-
Metropolitans 8 , Cincinnati 6. Umpire
Racing nt St.
HT. Louts , Juno 13. The attendance was
fair , the track fast and the weather glorious.
The following Is the summary :
Ono and one-fourth miles : Procrnstina-
tlon won , Mahoncy second , Polo Willis third.
Time 3:11. :
For thrpc-year-olds , ono and ono-olehth
nllos : Miss Ford won. Carrie eecond , Kosa-
land third. Tlmc-l:57. :
One and one-eighth in I Irs : Hornpipe won ,
liobel Scout second , Alarua third , Time
l : 7Jf.
Two-year-olds , five furlongs : Haceland
won , Vanlcland second , Hltar third. Time
Two-year-olds and upwards , three-fourths
of a mile : Cora L won. Howard Orajr BCC-
end , Dudley Oaka thlnl. Timc-llO. :
I'roupcot Pnrk Races.
Nzw YOIIK , Juno 13. There was an ex
cellent attendance at the Prospect park races
to-day. The weather was fine and the track
good. The following h the summary :
Thrco-nimrter uillo : Alarlc won , Gleaner
second , Wlnona third. Time lilOK.
Five-eighths inlla two-yoar-olds : Ucndlso
won , Fauxpas second , King llab third.
One nnd ono-elphth miles : Favor won ,
Uarnum second , viceroy third. Timo-liM.
One and one-eighth miles three-year-olds :
Maroon won , Fltzror Second. Time
lMf. : ! Two stakes.
One and onn-slxtconth miles three-year-
olds and upward : Kuvellor won , Hataplan
srcond. Magglnj third. Tlme-lM& :
Onomllo : llnrlin won. Hlogrnnd second ,
Parasol third. Tlme-lMsy.
The thirteenth annual tournament of
the Nebraska State Sportsman's associa
tion opens to-iliiy at tlio fair grounds ,
tinder the most satisfactory nrospects.
Thogrounds will bo in excellent condition.
Mr. Penroso and several ether lending
BOortsmon were this morning engaged at
the grounds putting up a number of tents
for the accommodation of the marksmen.
Ono of tncso will bo a hugo one about the
tizc of a circus canvass.
The attendance is expected to come
from all parts of the state , uml will bo
representative of all the loading gun
clubs in Nebraska.
Judge Barnes of Ponca arrived .yester
day accompanied by his son John.n bright
little follow about ten years of ago who
is quito a promising shot. The judge says
that the North Nebraska association
Trill bo represented by Messrs. Bay no ,
Ackormnn , Brow , Ley , Borland , all of
whom arrived last night.
Tekamah will bo represented by a largo
delegation of its club , among whom will
bo Messrs. Heard , Craig , White and sev
The Western Nebraska association will
bo represented by at least U. W. George ,
Kearney ; Jerome Lewis , McCook ; A.
Weirs , Diller : Franfc Crablo , Loup City ,
ns also Messrs. Beach ana Doty.
The Gate City's Shoot
Following Is the score of the date City gun
club's last weekly shoot , at JUver View Park
ground at twenty-flvo blue rocks :
Zeller 1111101111 11101 11011 11111-23
A. Christlanaon..OOlU 00111 01111 10111 11101-18
Knapp 10111 11011 01111 10111 10111-20
K llaarman 11111 11001 10111 11101 10'J01-IS
Hnrder OlOoO 11010 10000 11111 11010-18
Pflapinir neil ooii ooiooo neil 10101-14
-Jobnion ooiio Olooo louoi 01010 loill-n
J. Htturmou 11111 001U 10110 01111 11111-20
Hobon 11110 11110 00011 00010 00011-13
C. ChrlitianRon..liooi ooioa 10111 ooooo 11010 11
O. Johnson 10110 11101 00111 11100 01100 15
norland. . . . nnoi ooooo 11000 10100 oooio-
F rr r 10000 00000 OOOOO 01100 OllOO-
Andoison 10111 01001 10000 00011 10011-1Z
/ Illinois Sportsmen's Shoot.
CHICAGO , Juno 13. The thirteenth annual
tournament of the Illinois Sportsmen's asso-
XT , elation began at Grand Crossing to-day.
S Mearly 1,000 pigeons wore slaughtered and
. - any number of clay birds shattered. The
board of trade diamond badge was won by
* Isaac Parting ton , of Champaign.
The Atlantic Again Leads.
. , TOMKINSVH.I.K , s. C. , Juno 13. fn the
A Corinthian regatta to-day there was a fine
- ' breeze between Sandy Ilook and Sandy
llook llghtshl ps , though there was little In
Bide either starting or finishing. The cutter
Stranger led from early In the race until the
wind came on , and then the Atlantl c and
Ualatcawent ahead. Tbo Atlantic finally
passed the Galatea and was not afterwards
headed. The Atlantic , Galatea and other
large boats are becalmed In the lower bay.
The Atlantic is nearest homo and will proba
LATER The big yachts finally drifted In
with the tide , and the Atlantic won , beating
the Galatea on corrected tune , by 8 minutes ,
Bp seconds. _ _ _ _
Another Walking Match.
There will be another walking match at
the Exposition building on Saturday night.
It will be a twenty-live mile go-as-you-please
contest. Already there are ilx entries , among
them Hart , C. W. Ashlngor and liourlhan.
Bvndred Mile Bicycle Race.
INDIANAPOLIS , Juno 13. The 100-mile
bicycle race , run to-day on the public roads
near Crawfordsvlllo , was won by Rlioades.
Tune. 7 hours , 57 seconds , Crocker was
The Cortlaud Crooks.
COMTLAND , Neb. la [ Special Telegram
to the BKE.I Chase , the burglar arrested
yesterday , has given the scheme awayant
Implicated.a plasterer liero by tbe name of
Martin , who was arrested this morning
Chase claims that Canon , the ono who Is
till at largo , has about two thousand dollars
worth ot ourglar tools In different parts of
the state , .and says that they are the ones
that lately did some work In Seward , this
state. Chase's face and bauds are full o
nowdor marks , showing that he has been In
Commencement at Central City.
( CENTRAL ClTV , Nob. , June 13. | SpCCltl
Telegram to trie UEE. | The commencement
exercises of the Central City hitch schoo
wore hold at the Grand opera house this
evening. The graduating class wore Misses
Gertrude Hooper , Eva Vleregp and Cora
IjOtcher. Kev. W. E. Copeland , of Omaha ,
delivered an addrens on the subject of
"American Citizenship , " which was well re-
, celved by a largo and appreciative audience.
The Windsor Chanties Hands.
T LISCOLN , Neb , , June 18. [ Special Tele
Itrani to the BEE. ] The lease of the Wind
nor hotel , owned by Glass A Montrose , was
fi cold to-day to parties from Kansas , who take
K possession of the house Thursday. Messrs.
Glass & Montrose have made tbe Windier
one of the best houses In the state and re
grets will be numerous over their retirement
from business ,
r NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , Juno 13. [ Special
Telegram to the BEK. | Lewis Smith , a
young employed on the farm of Charles
Dann a few miles east of this city , wus struck
by lightning yesterday afternoon while herd-
Ins cattle and Instantly killed.
A little one-year-old daughter of Henry
ScDlnder , while laying with ether children
last evening , had her arm broken and sboul-
A Crippled Editor's Hard Luck
PLUM CBEKK , Neb. , Juno 13. ( Special
Telegram to the Unit-O. | U. Signer , ed-
k Itor of tbe Gazette , had the misfortune to
2 break bis arm last Saturday. As ho only has
iv cue arm and one log his misfortune Is doubly
doing Deeper For Salt.
LINCOLN , Neb. , June 13. [ Special Tele
gram to Ui BKE. ] Contractor Bullock , who
i&k the MM well for the utato la th talt ba-
. " .46 ' X ' . . -
sin , was in the city to-day and entered Into
contract with tbe board of 'jpnbllo lands nnd
building * to rink tbe weu an .additional
Captured A llorso Thief.
Kf , , Ia. , Juuo 13. [ Special Telegram to
the UKK. ] Sheriff J , W , Dlady , of Dallas
county , cleverly captured George Chester , a
horse thief , early this mornlnc nnd safely
Indeed him In the county jail. Some tlmo
during tbo night the thief entered the stable
of Mr. Goodson , residing near Vanmetor ,
and took ono ot bis best horses. This morn
lnc about daybreak ho rode up to Jap Rey
nolds' , about two miles northwest of Add ,
where ha got his breakfast After breakfast
ho Ibantored Mr. Heynolds for a trade , oiler *
Ingt o take § 'J5 and Key n olds' horse for hl .
Mr. Reynolds' suspicions were aroused , and
he took him up at hU oiler and went to Ado I
for tht money. When he feturned no
brought the sheriff Instead , who at once took
thn thltf Into custody. There was ) so much
talk ot lynching that the prisoner was taken
to DCS Moincs to-night for safe keeping.
Impeaching Judge Labour.
Dr.s Moi.xns , Ia. . Juno 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the DEE. I The Impeachment trial of
Police J udge Labour on a charge of embezzle
ment began before the city council to-day.
A sensation ras produced by an offer
through ills attorney to resign his ofllce for
G50. The council Indignantly rejected the
ofTer and proceeded with the trial. During
the pendency of. the proceedings all police
court business Is suspended and violators of
city ordinances are having their own way.
Labour started for Canada April 6 with
about 83,000 ot foes belonging to the city and
Bounty but returned and proposed to refund
the money , but insisted on remaining In
olDce , hence the impeachment to put him
Iowa Supreme Court Decisions.
DES MOINKS , Ia. , Juno 13. ( Special Tele
gram to the BKE.I The supreme court con
vened this afternoon and tiled the following
J. F. Hubbard vs. M. D. Hfirt and Gnorge
F. Caso. appellant , from Cass district
Barrett & Barrett , appellant , vs. Wheeler
Hewftld , from Pottawattornlo circuit Ke-
St Louis , Ottumwa & Cedar Itaplds rail
way , appellant vs. Elizabeth Duvlne et al ,
from Wapullo circuit Affirmed.
Helen J. Allen , appellant , vs. City of Le
Mars , from Woodbury district Affirmed.
Mary C. Walker vs. Chicago A Rock Island
railway , appellant , from Pottawattomle dls-
Mattlo K. Wagner vs. Almlra Condeon , ap
pellant , trom Sac district affirmed.
Gross < & Hamuntc vs. George P. Scarr , ap
pellant trom Cass circuit Ailirmed ,
Sad Fatality at DCS Molnes.
DRS MOI.NKS , Ia. , Juno IB. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKU. | A little son ot Mr. Mo-
,033 , , a driver on a broad gauge street car ,
ran to his father with a cup of water this
ifternoon between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
treoto on Grand avenue. The father was en-
gairod In making change for a passenger at
the time and directed the child to wait n
moment. While the little one stood there
he team started , knocking him down and
the oar ran over him , crushing his head and
causing Instant death.
An Important Rumor for Omaha.
DAVENTOUT , Ia. , June 13. The Gazette
says : A report , well authentic , is circulated
bat arrangements are about completed
whereby the International distillery at Dos-
Molnes , the Iowa City distillery , and tbe dls-
Illery at Atlantic , la. , are to be removed to
Omaha , Neb. , or St. Joseph , Mo. , the entire
ixpenso of transportation to bo sustained by
tno Chicago , Itock Island & Pacific railway
Sioux City Aids llallroads.
Sioux CITY , la. , Juno 13. A citizens'
meeting to-night resolved to vote a 5 per cent
tax In aid of the Sioux City & Northwestern
and Sioux Oity & Manitoba railroads. The
latter Is projected to run north to Marshall ,
Minn , , and the other to LIvermore , In Iowa.
Work of Nitroglycerine.
BUFFALO , N. 7. , June 18. While driv-
ng a wagon loaded with nltro-glycerlne
cans near Clean to-day , the cans exploded
with terrific force , Instantly killing Lorn
Hart , whose mangled remains were found
many yards away. The wagon was blown
to splinters , the horses badly mangled , and
fences , etc. , demolished.
Oar Flag's Birthday.
HAHTFOBD , Conn. , Jane 18. To-morrow
Is the one hundred and tdnth anniversary of
the adoption of toe stars and stripes as the
national emblem. Flags will be displayed in
this city and the Courant editorially recom
mends that the custom of displaying flags on
that day be made national.
Miles to Fight the Indians.
Tucsox , Ariz , , June 13. General Miles
will arrive here to-night to take personal
charceoftho Indian campaign , as there Is
every appearance of a prolonged war.
Rioters to Be Tried.
JERSEY CITY , Juno 13. District Attorney
Wlnlleld. , of Hudson county , has taken stops
to bring to punishment lierr Most and a
number of his followers for their connection
with the rioting yesterday afternoon.
John Russell YonnR'a Switch.
PHIULDP.U'UIA , June 13. John Russell
young , ex-United States minister to China ,
was elected president of the anti-poverty so
ciety of Philadelphia ( Henry tieorge-Mc-
Glynn party ) to-night
A BRUTAL ASSAULT.
A Commission Man Assaulted on a
J , W. Gassman , a commission mer
chant doing business at South Omaha
and living at 1019 Hurt street , was bru
tally assaulted on a Parlc avenue car yes
terday evening by a bricklayer named
Thomas Lee. It appears that Lee had
been abusing a small boy who was on the
car and finally struck him. Gassman at
tempted to remonstrate , when Lee draw
a heavy hickory cudgel which ho carried
and struck him a fearful blow in the face ,
knocking out two of his teeth and cut
ting his liu very severely. Lee was
lodged in jail. Passengers on the car
are very indignant over the matter and
characterize Leo's assault as purely bru
tal and unprovoked. Leo was under the
intlucnco of liquor at the time of the
Personal Paragraphs ,
G. Waterbury , one of the postofilco in.
specters of this city , is in the city.
11. S. Rollins , J. II. Kcone , Alex. Mitch
ell , Jr. , and C. 5 , Carrier went to Idaho
Judge D. J. Brewer arrived from
Loavonworth , Kas. , yesterday morning ,
and is at the Paxton.
Thomas C. Bralnard , proprietor of the
Grand Central hotel at Kearney , Nob. , Is
at the Paxton.
H. H. Marley , southwestern passenger
agent of the Michigan Central railroad
at Kansas City , is in the city , looking
after the interests of bis road.
Judge Beach 1. Iliuman , of North
Platte , was in town yesterday and in
conversation with a UEE reporter ad
mitted that ho had come to town to ascer
tain what prospect there was of the Mis
souri Pacific railroad reaching North
Platto. The judge bad been informed by
certain Union Pacific olllcials that the
road In question baa a surveying party
in the field which was running a line to
Kearney. This announcement aroused
the dosfro of the North Platte people to
sou if they could not Induce the M. P. to
como to their city , especially as they
were willing to ollbr a number of induce
ments. The Judge wa accordingly com
missioned to oorno here to consult with
8. U. H. Clark on the matter , That gen
tlomati , however , had gone away. 80
the judge's visit waa barren of results.
Money to loan at 6 per cent. 8. S
Campbell , 810 U. 16th K. , Board ot Trade
RIGHTS OF OMAHA JOBBERS ,
A Forcible Presentation of Facts to the
SIMPLE JUSTICE DEMANDED ,
Mr. Btaoabarn'a Investigation A
Brntal Assault Bontb Omaba
SirtlnRs The Board of Trade
Other Local Mat tor * .
They Found Plenty of Complaints.
A well attended meeting of the busi-
ICES men of the city Vv&S Hold at tlTo
board of trade rooms yesterday , called to
enable them to meet the state railroad
commissioners and present to them the
grievances under which the commercial
ntcresU of Omaha arc laboring. The
nicotine throughout was characterized by
a forcible presentation of the subject nt
S3uo , Uon. Euclid Martin was cho
sen chairman , and briefly and
pertinently stated the objects for
which the meeting was called. W.
A , Jj. Gibbon arose and addressed the
mooting , iiis presentation of facts was
'orcible , and was listened to with marked
attention. Mr. Gibbon said "tnat in the
consideration of Omaha's traffic relations
ho subject properly comes under two
icads first the unrighteous discrimina
tions that have been and still exist
against us. which prohibit Omaha mer
chants from selling to a largo number of
owns m contiguous territory , notably
the three tiers of counties in the eastern
> : irt of the state , representing a
majority of the population , wealth , etc. ,
of Nebraska and this triulo diverted to
Chicago and other eastern markets.
Second , the remedy asked is one of sim
ple justlcoi no preference or advantage
s asked over the great markets of the
cast or any competing center. We want
o stand upon a plane equal with compo-
ilivo cities with regard to rates. In
jluclng the case before you , wo feel your
lonoranlo body is free from local inter
ests and influences a body whoso indi
vidual members have been selected to fill
he position because of superior intelli
gence and sound judgment on the com-
ilicatod questions that must come before
.he . railroad commission. From such a
jody wo must expect wise and equitable
action. Wo realize also in the discussion
of the subject of our grievances , the like
claims in the interest of other cities that
are liable to bo frought with selfish
motives because of the contending in-
.orests. . In the battle for supremacy be
tween rival cities , denominated jobbing
or distributing centers on the ono side
mil those peculiar machinations of
freight tariffs made to divert trade to
iistant markets and secure the long
mul for railroad's on the other side ,
ho plausible arguments advanced by the
wily tariff managers are opt
to mislead in arriving at a true
solution of what is but a plain and siinplp
question. For these reasons I hope you will
) ardou the trespass on titio if we discuss
, ho subject in a general manner before
ilacing facts and figures before you
ouching Omaha's special claims. Wo
do this as wo dcslro to show the nature
of the foundation upon which we desire
to erect a superstructure which you must
receive as tenable. Wo hear much about
state and inter-state law made to regu-
ate railroad trnlHo , and in looking up
he question find that all law is divided
nto what is called common and statute
law. The most Important point m
common law , especially to all
business men , is that which derives its
name from an ancient phrase , "thu law
merchant. " By this Is meant the law of
merchandise or more accurately , the
: aw of governing mercantile transac
tions. Statute law can be made to-day
and repealed to-morrow , and is too often
so loosely made that , as a great Irish
jarrister once said of English laws , "you
can drive a coach ana four through
them. " Let us then , for a moment ,
leave statute law to the jurisprudence of
the supreme bench , and rest our case at
the bar of public necessity. In common
law , made by the well-devel
oped usages of the commerce of
the country , two interests are
to be considered first the claims of rival
jobbing centers and the questions of
freight rates. The jobbers and jobbing
centers are merchants' creations made to
cover an over-ruling clement in trade ,
viz : convenience and economy. The
jobber is the dealer that buys irom the
manufacturer and sells to the retailer a
middleman , so to speak. Sorao econo
mists have argued that the jobber being
a middleman was an unnecessary ap
pendage in the commercial world and
should be abolished. Experience has
taught that the jobber is not only neces
sary but is a tower of strength in con
venience to tUo manufacturer
and producer , for if the laws
of credit and finance had reached
a state of perfection the goods could be
distributed safely and economically , say
to the dealer , in the western states by the
manufacturers of Europe or even New
England , it follows that the manufactur
ers would distribute their own product
and dispense with the retailor/ This is
not practicable because it lacks the "ele
ment of safety and economy. Jobbing
centers depend on geographical position.
Their permanence and importance depend -
pond moro upon natural than artificial
causes. If the position is natural , that is ,
their geographical situation is in the cen
ter of a populous and prodoctlvo terri
tory , the artificial aid will turn
towards it as naturally as the
needle to the pole , and its growth will bo
certain and rapid even against opposi
tion and discrimination till a great mar
ket is established employing hundreds of
millions of capital. These great markets
are situated at various distances accord-
to density of population in the east from
seventy-five to ICO miles apart mntin the
west from 200 to COO miles apart. The
very nature of these jobbing or distribut
ing centers prescribe that their territory
must bo limited in extent. This is so
much recognized in older countries and
In the East , say from the seaboard
to the Mississippi river , and oven Im
portant towns on the Missouri , that wo
find in this section of the country as be
tween competing cities freight rates as a
rule equitable that ia to say no one
city or market has special advantages
over the another on account of freight
rates. To illustrate : Philadelphia and
Chicago competing for Omaha business
taking Fifth-class freight for conven
ience the rate from Philadelphia to
Omaha is 47o. The rate from Philadel
phia to Chicago is 17c and the rate from
Chicago to Omaha is 30o. The suih of
the two locals Is 47o , precisely the same
as the through rate , thus placing the two
cities on a parity as regards freight rates.
This is true of nearly all the great east
ern cities. Now move west
and take Chicago for tbe base
of supplies in competition with Omaha
and points west of the Missouri river.
The rate from Chicago to Wahoo ( rlfth
class ) is 85 cents. The rate from Chicago
to Omaha is 30 cents ; Omaha to Wahoo ,
10 oenU ) sum of the two locals , 49 cents.
The through rate from Chicago to Wahoo
being only 35 cents makes a clear-cut
discrimination agatnst Oman and in
favor of Chicago of 14 cents. The same
difference exists with Fremont. Lincoln
and other points , and there are 100 towns
in Nebraska which come under the same
ducrimlnatioasw On lumber rates , taking
in Kansas , Colorado and Nebraska ,
nearly 400 towni are discriminated
against in favor of Chicago , A retro
spective view of tbe growth of the jobbing
business will enforce the argument 1
am trying to niaki and be an interesting
study , especially for the railroad mag *
Bttej , who Imagine thej can make aiul
unmake Jobbing osnlen at will. What
great market , let Us twk , supplied the ter
ritory known as'Indiana , Michigan , Il
linois , Wisconsin'ettt ; , thirty years ago ?
The answer is Ncjv York and other sea
board cities. Many of us who did busi *
ness in Chicago tvvjjnty years ago can remember -
member how at early morning wo would
hasten to the Michigan Central depot to
catch an Interview \tith a western ro-
taller on his way to Jvcw York for goods ,
vainly ondcavorlrig to persuade him to
stop and look at 'our stocks. IIow is it
to-day ? What great market supplies
that great territory ? The answer
is Chicago. , . UoV Wa9 ' ( his
chance wrought * Did Now York ( sur
render peaceably ? No ! she battled for
the trade long and valiantly. Was she
lucking in moneyor ; lnfiu.gn.ce ? No ; she
fra ! all pSWcrful Then , as how , In this
regard. How , then , was this wonderful
change accomplished ? That same inex
orable law which represents the conven
ience and economy of the people. The
battle so successfully fought by our sister
city of the lake thirty years ago is now
being waged on the banks of the Mis
souri , and the god of war that so success
fully brought Chicago through in her
efforts will unfold the banner of victory
over Omaha in her proscnt struggle to
hold the trade of the territory
that naturally belongs to her. Op
position strong and unrelenting will con
tinue to work against us. Chicago , with
her allied railroads , stretches her strong
arms across our state and snatches by
discriminating rates the trade from our
very door. To stop this wo demand that
rates on freight originating at points
cast of Nebraska and destlnou to interior
points in Nebraska , shall bo made on a
basis of the sum of the two locals. This
is justice , and wo must have it. Omaha
js not alone interested in the question.
The people of this commonwealth de
mand that this embargo bo removed ,
and that they bo allowed the conven
ience and economy of buying supplies at
the metropolis of the state. The rail
roads may as well vlold grace
fully to the inevitable on this question ,
as the reserve power rests with the people
ple and sooner or later it will assert
Mr. Gibbon was warmly apnlandod
throughout and at the close of his re
marks lie was followed by F , W , Gray ,
who matte a succiut statement of the
gross discrimination against the lumber
Interests. Ho was listened to with
marked attention. Robert Easson fol
lowed with a statement of the disad
vantages under which the grocery trade
labored. He said :
The main cause for our requesting
your honorable body to come and hoar ,
what wo had to say , was the demand your
honorable body made upon the railroad
company's runnning into Lincoln , to
make the rates from the cast to that
city the same as they are to Omaha. Do-
liovlng as wo do , that you are aware of
the purpose for which the commission
was created by the legislature , namely to
protect the interests of all cities and
towns as well as corporations or firms ,
we were reluctant .to .believe that you
wore sincere in yourjdemand , but rather
that a pressure had boon brought to bear
upon you by local interests ut Lincoln ,
and in order to gratify the request you
Inconsiderately asked for Omaha rntns
into Lincoln from the oast. Just look
for a moment , at the posi
tion of the itwo cities and
sea how it would bo possible
for Omahn to do nny business west of
Lincoln on any of any of the railroads
were your demand prrcquest to bo com
piled with. You would place an embargo
on the commerce of Omaha , , a oity to-day
of 100.000 people , a city of which you gen
tlemen ought to bo proud as citizens of
Nebraska. You would attempt to build
up an interior point .which has no more
claim to such favors .than her sister cities ,
Framont , Beatrice , Morfolk , Hastings and
[ } rand Island , who are taa uqar to the
Missouri river or equally entitled to
Omaha rates as Lincoln ia. NOW , gen
tlemen of the commission , we ask you
plainly and oalmly on what grounds you
make this demand. You will readily ad
mit that were your request complied
with , that tbo jobbing trade of this
city would simply be taken from
her ? Do you really wish that this should
be the case ? Is it your duty as officers of
this state to build up Lincoln at the sacri
fice of Omaha or tiny other , town in Ne
braska ? Wo don't lay any claim to the entire - ,
tire trade of our state or the west. Lincoln
has as much right to live and do business
as we have , but she is not entitled geographically
graphically or in point of importance to
any advantages over the metropolis of
the state. Omaha has been glaringly
discriminated against for years past uy
the railroad companies , and discrimi
nated against in favor of Lincoln for
years. It is a well known fact that
wholesale houses , if not retailers as well ,
enjoyed the same rate from the east as
Omaha had , but now , when the inter
state railroad law goes inio effect ,
and this state of affairs cannot longer
exist , now the secret morsel has been
taken from the Lincoln jobber and now
he asks you to take up the cudgel and
champion his cause in the most selfish
manner possible , and to the detriment
of a city which has suffered so much here
tofore , to the injury of the metropolis of
the state. Wo ask you , can you conscien
tiously continue your request , if so. why ?
Has Omaha no claim that you are officially
bound to respect , is it right , is it just ,
that you should ask for what would nara-
lyze the industries of this great and grow
ing city. "
Mr. Easson was followed by ex-Commis
sioner Griffiths , who in a few brief words
appealed to the commission for their as
sistance in enforcing righteous treat
ment in behalf the commercial interests
of the dity.
Conversation of a general nature was
indulged in by those present. Commis
sioner liabcock said Omaha's grievances
ought to bo corrected. There was noth
ing but what was right , and commission
ers would bo glad to assist this city. Mr.
Martin inquired whether the board had
power to place Omaha on an equality
with Chicago , Lincoln or Fremont
so far as the same rates in
western Nebraska were concerned.
It was stated that a majority
of the board did noth.qld to the opinion
that Lincoln was entUlod to Missouri
river rates. After further discussion the
meeting adjourned , after having been in
session two hours. ,
WITH THE UH.frrtfr . RESULT.
The Board of Kdlujjitjoii Investigates
Mr. Blackburn. ' * Uusc.
The judiciary comja'ii tee of the board
of education met last might to investi
gate the charges niade n a recent issue
of the llerukl , accusing.Mr. T. W.Black
burn , a member of thVboard , witli hav
ing rushed a real estate/deal through the
board to his own profit. Mr. Davis ,
chairman of tbo ooramittoo presided and
conducted the examination.
Secretary Conoyorf\vfo first called. Ho
admitted that ho had given the Herald
certain information that he received in
regard to the real estate transaction in
which Mr. Ulackburn is accused of hav
ing defrauded the board. Ho know
nothing of the partnership relations be
tween Mr. Evana and Mr. Blackburn ex
cept by hearsay. The proposition , made
by Evans & Co. , to sell the board the
school lots in question , was , he said , in
Mr. Blackburn's handwriting. Ho
said that the first payment upon
the property was ma do to
Mr. Evans and not to Mr. Blackburn , as
stated in the Herald. The ppint claimed
by Mr. Oonoyor was that the signature
on the proposition , purporting to DO that
of Mr. Evans , and that upon tbo resolu
tion introduced by Mr. Blackburn in the
board , were both made by Mr. Black'
burn. Cross-examined bv Mr. Black
burn , Mr. Conoyer admitted that the
proposition made by Mr. Tukoy , which
was accepted by the board , was received
without advertising the same as the
proposition from J. B. Evans & Co. , of
fering the property over which tlio
trouble aroso. Further questioned , Mr.
Conoyer refused to tell how much of the
information published in the Herald had
boon furnished by him. Nothing satis
factory i was prodacod by the
cross-examination. owing to Mr.
Conoycr's decided aversion to an
swering Mr. Blackburn's questions.
The statement published that Mr.
Blackburn had engineered the deal for
thp pvrchaso of of , tho. pr.opyrty from
Evans Co , , through the board , was the
subject of considerable discussion , Mr.
Conoyer stated that when the question of
purchasing the school site was DC lore the
board , Mr. Blackburn went to Mr. Davis
and had him change his vote in favor of
the proposition. Mr. Blackburn showed
by cross-examination that ho and Mr.
Davis had voted on opposite sides of the
question. Mr , Conoyer's testimony waste
to the effect that much of ( ho matter pub
lished in the Herald was not in accord
ance with the information furnished by
him. The Herald'a charge that Mr. Black
burn had received money from the board
of property in which he was interested
was based on the statement that the sig
nature to the stub of the warrant given
by Mr. Conoyer was the sumo as that
made by Mr. Blackburn on the resolution
offered by him authorizing the purchase
of the property. Mr. Conoyor stated
that Mr. Evans had signed the warrant
stub. Ho was not certain whether ho hud
told the Herald of this fact or not.
Mr. Clark , as a member of the com
mittee on buildings and property , stated
that his only object in reporting in favor
of the property offered by Evans was that
the ground was larger and cheaper than
the property offered on the north side of
the Tukoy purchase. Ho received his in
formation regarding the property from
Mr. Evans. Ono of the owners of the
property on the north had raised the
price of her property above the amount
authorized by the board.
Mr. Tukey testified as to the circum
stances loading to the sale of his property
to the board and his conveyance of the
property adjoining to Mr. Evans. He
had no dealings with Mr. Blackburn and
did not know that that gentleman had
any interest in the matter.
Sir. J. B. Evans testified that it was
frequently the case that he made invest
ments on his own account , separate from
Iiis partnership with Mr. Blackburn. His
sale to the school board was of this char-
actor. His proposition was made as an
agent of Mr. Tukcy , and his commission
was to be between $400 and 5500. Ho had
consulted with Blackburn , Mr. Black
burn told him that ho could have no in
terest in transaction and would re
ceive none of the commission.
Ho was to receive 91,000 for
the sale. Of this amount $000 was to
go to another agent. The other agent
was not Mr. Blackburn , is not a member
of the board and has no direct connec
tion with the board.
Mr. Points insisted that the name of
the agent bo given inasmuch as a suspi
cion attached that the money had been
used for a wrong influence.
Mr. Evans replied that he could not
toll the name of the party who re
ceived the | 500. Cross-examined
by Mr. Blackburn , lie said that Mr.
Blackburn had no interest in the deal
and had never consulted with him. Ho
testified that ho had signed the proposi
tion which the Herald alleged had been
signed by Mr. Blackburn.
Mr. Blackburn was called upon and
gave his version of the caso. Ho denied
In tote the charges made in the Herald ,
corroborated the testimony of Mr. Evans
and Mr. Tarkoy , and denied hat ho had
any interest whatever in'tho deal.
Mr. Blackburn's evidence closed the
BOA-XID OP TIIADE.
Considering NOW. Y * JU .v-a. rn >
The regular mooting of the board of
trade last evening , was not largely at
tended. The report of the committee on
rules for the government of the board
was referred to the hoard of directors.
The resignation of C. Hartman as a mem
ber of the soldiers and sailors committee
was accepted. E. E. Bruce was appoint
ed to 1111 the vacancy. The secretary of
the Union Scale Works of DCS Moincs ,
wrote the board asking what encourage
ment would bo afforded by the citizens
zons for the location of the scale
works at Omaha. The com
munication was referred to the
committee on manufactures. The rules
of the freight bureau of the Omaha board
as engrossed on the books were adopted.
Mrs. Naxon , a representative of the Now
York Journal , was heard by the board in
reference to an advertising scheme which
it was proposed the board should further.
She asked the assistance of the board in
procuring a full-pago write-up of the
city for her paper , and also the issuing of
her screed in pamphlet form for distribu
tion among persons seeking western
homes. Subscribers to the Now York
paper were also desirable , it was neatly
insinuated. The members of the board
did not warm up to the scheme
which it was represented was
solely for the benefit of the board , and
done principally as a charitable move on
the part of the eastern publication. The
board was asked to subscribe a certain
sum and each individual take the pa
per. A resolution was presented , stat
ing that avcll writon article in the New
York Morning Journal would bo of
great value to the board of trade , and
that the board of directors be directed to
expend a sum sufficient to cover the ex
pense of the advertisement. It created n
great deal of discussion. The resolution
was amended to provide for the expendi
ture of ? 100 for the "ad , " Mrs. Naxon
said $100 was not enough
and she couldn't do it on any
such term's. She insisted on
each of the 237 members of the board
taking the" paper for ono year at $1.50
per year. As only about one-tenth of the
members were present , the one-tenth'
didn't feel like committing the ether
nine-tenths to tho'subscription list of the
paper. The resolution was amended tenet
not allow the sum to exceed $150 , and
that the article bo referred to the board
of directors for approval. In this form
the resolution passed. The consideration
of the advertising scheme occupied the
greater portion of the evening , and it
was 10:30 : when the board adjourned.
The members were yawning and appar
ently greatly bored , but were too gallant
South Omaha News.
Police Judge Ueuthcr has been ap
pointed justice of the peace and n now
precinct created out of the old Douglas
precinct , to be known as South Omaha
Parties have arrived from St. Louis to
begin the work of constructing a now
standplpe for the stock yards company.
The standpipe will bo located on the high
ground west of the yards , and will bo
seventy-live feet In height by twenty in
The stock yards company have put in
a new pump as an addition to their water
works. The pump has a capacity for a
million and a half gallons every twenty-
four hours. It has Dcen connected with
the stock yards lake and will bo used to
pump wntor to tbo Fowler and Llpton
Bids are being received for the construc
tion of the proposed sewer from South
Omaha to the river.
Tbo only fish of any size , over caught
out of South Omaha lake , was captured
yesterday afternoon. It was about a foot
ia length and had a largo flat head ex
tending out into n shovol-shnpod beak.
Its eyes were very small and bright and
it * mouth wns small and located on the
under side and about two inches back
from the end of the beak. No ono around
the yards was able to toll the name of the
strange creature. Mr. Boyd , the father
of Superintendent Boyd will have the
Edwin Davis and J. S. Gibson were re
ceiving yesterday morning a list of the
damages claimed by property owners for
street tbo winning to jto ftot vf Tljlr-
tccnth south of Cnstollftf. Tlioj-ioomod to
think that the ilatungcs asked would roach
BOLD ADVENTURERS ,
Ten Thousand Miles of Boa In an
Pall Mall Gazette : The Homeward
Bound lay at rest in Dover harbor after
her ten months' tossings m two ocean * , A
weather-worn , cockle-shell , sea-stained
and barnacle-covered. It was Sunday ,
and the little boat was hung with stream
ers of bunting , their bright colors con
trasting oddly with the woc-brgono ap
pearance of the hull. The day was bril
liantly line , and there was a constant
stream of visitors to see the Homeward
Bound after her adventurous voyago.
The captain WHS at homo and ho hailed
mo to come aboard , which I did with
sonic diflcultyfor ! the Homeward Bound
Is not an ordinary craft , but canvas-cov
ered and crank as a bit of cork.
The crow consists of Captain Nelson ,
his brother and a blacksmith , ono Olson ,
who , a couple of years ago , wore work
ing together at a little settlement in the
Orange Free State. The captain who had
been at sea for many years previously ,
had a storo.blacksmlth shopa few horses
and a bit of land ; and his brother nnd
Olson wore in his employment
They had often discussed the
question whether it was possible for an
open boat to weather the towering winter -
tor waves of the capo of Good Hope , and
trade not being over-prosperous , they
determined to try their luck. They had
their boat to build , which was not an
easy matter 250 miles inland , without
proper materials and tools to work with ,
and some of the dflloultics thu men over
come remind ono of Robinson Crusoe's
attempt to make a boat out of a trco. For
instance , the bent weep necessary for the
construction of the bull had to bo sawed
out % of squared timber , an operation
which necessarily delayed the work.
This is only one instance. However ,
after a time the little boat was ready to
bo put on the ox wagonits length having ,
indeed , been regulated by the length
of the conveyance , nnd from Uitzleshoek
she was carried over the Drakonsborg ,
nearly 0,000 feet nbovo the sea level ,
down to the eca at Durcan. By the time
she was fitted out she had cost between
200 and 300.
Before giving n few details of ono of
the most adventurous voyages that were
over undertaken by men , I may describe
the arrangements of the Homeward
Bound. She is twenty feet long , has a
beam of four feet six inches , and draws
four und one-half feet of water. She is
four and three-quarters tons burden , and
her rigging consists of a mainmast with
gaff and boom , carrying mainsail and
gaff topsail , with two jibs. After the
trip from Port Natal to Table bay , a top
mast was added , and the captain put on
other sails a square sail for running , a
square topsail for fine weather , ami in
fine winds stunsails were put on both
sides. Lumps of granite and sand bngs
were mod for ballast , and seven twenty-
gallon casks of fresh water were stowed
away below the main deck , each barrel
being filled with suit water as the fresh
water was finished. It must bo under
stood that the boat is an open boat , in the
SCneo that it ia little moro than olioll
covered over a thin canvas deck , well
oiica , ana aiviaon into two air-tignt com
partments a small one aft for stowing
the provisions , spare sails and ether
material , separated by a well , five feet
wide by two feet six inches deep , by two
feet sue inches long , from tbe larger portion
This was used as a cabin and general
storeroom , and a very extraordinary little
hole it is to bo the homo of throe big men
for ten months. It is entered from the
well which I have disoribod , through a
small sliding door , through which I
crawled with some great difficulty. This
is what I saw : To begin with , the height
is about two feet four inches , so that it is
impossible to set up , and there is only
room for two of the crew to lie down , the
third man being nt the holm. Some
blankets , rotten with salt and water , cov
ered the floor , and coats , oilskins ,
trousers , boot and shirts were piled up on
either sido. The cabin is lighted by a little
tlo window about ono foot long and six
inches wide. The compass is inside , the
man at the helm being able to see the
nccdlo from above. A little aneroid ba
rometer Is nailed up close to the lamp.
The ether dunnago was a curious mixture
of odds and ends , such as sextant , n little
mahogany sea-chest , strings of candles ,
bread bags , rusty scissors , knives , forks
and spoons stuck into the beams
overhead , billies and pannikins ,
iishing-lincs , log-glass , foghorn , charts ,
and many articles too numerous to men
tion. Imagine this stuffy little hole in
the tropics , with the sun overhead , and
not a breath of wind ; or in a hurricane
with great seas boating down on , the can
vas overhead and driving the frail craft
almost out of sight by their weight. In
the hot weather the deck is kept cool by
buckets of water , but'in bad weather the
door was generally kept open , and so
well did she ndo the gales that only about
half a dozen times was it found necessary
to shut the doorway. If the well filled ,
as it sometimes did , the man at the helm
gave it it Jerk- and lot as much water out
as possible , and then all hands turned to
and baled. The men had suffered much
from want of oxcrciso , for the well was
their only exorcise ground ; and I have
given the dimensions of that already.
The galley stood hero ; n little parnfino
steve in which everything was cooked.
They hnd ample supplies of tea , coffee , a
few bottles of rum for medical purposes ,
sugar , biscuit , flour and an infinite va
riety of tinned meats , vegetables and
potatoes , running short sometimes , but
getting fresh supplies at ono of the four
ports at which they touched.
It was intensely interesting to hear
Captain Nelson's account of the trip. Ho
is a Norwegian who speaks very good
English , is a passed merchant captain
who has boon weathering .storms for
twenty years in every part of the globe ,
who has fought in the Zulu war nnd holds
a cortiticuto from Haker.of Baker's Horse ,
for his services during the Basuto war ,
With such u line fellow for skipper it is
not surprising that the Homeward Bound
reached British waters after her duspor-
ate voyage. The captain had taken out
ills papers from a very moist portman
teau on board , but we adjourned to his
lodgings and examined its contents ut
leisure.for the crowd wus a little curious ,
and the cabin was not exactly a place for
an interview. Every bit of paper was
endued with a romantic halo. There
were all manner of mysterious packets
done up in scraps of old newspapers , cer
tificates , mail | > aj > er.-inotebooks nnd pho
tographs. But the log book was the
most interesting item in the collection , for
Captain Nelson has hnd a careful train
ing , and his log book has been kept in
tbo most minute manner.
In this voyage the orow was divided
into two watches , the captain taking the
first four hours , the other two taking the
next four and so on. They suffered much
from want of sloop , the longest spell lin
ing three days and three nicuta. It is
remarkable that they shipped n rat on
board somewhere , and only got rid of
him after a long chase , driving him
clean overboard. In the tropics a huge
shark followed them for weeks , which
was a little uncomfortable , but it sheered
off eventually. Captain Kelson wns pn *
to some queer shifts during hs | voyage
Ho hul : no chronometer , ami u wng
oflen tlllllctilt to take the sun , owlncto
the lowncss of the boat In the water so
th.it many of his courses wore steered'by
tlcad rccKonliig rrlono , but the constant
handling of the boat hnd reduced the un.
certainties of the log to a minimum. St.
llcloim , which Is but txepol on the ocean ,
was hit ; so , too , was Michael In the
Western islands , and Dover after n while.
After leaving the Azores thu log ling was
lost , nnd then the eye alouo measured
t' ' Ustnpciis.njUj but still Lo hit the jsi
of Wight. The litllo boat WQ5 ID \a :
plight moro than once , the wnolo u i
being siibmo'rgod over and over ngaln ,
A. s. CHUBCH LL ,
020 South 15th street , Omaha.
BLABAUOH & LANE ,
Room 25 , Paxton Block , Omaha.
VT. J. CONNELL ,
813 South 14th Street.
L. D. HOLMES ,
A-ttorxioy at XJC ,
Room P. Kronzor lllock.0piio.ilto Toitofflro.
Room 822 N. IGth st. , Omaha. Office hours
9 to 11 a.m. , 2 to 4 p.m.
DR. ELEANOR HTALLAHD DA1LRY ,
Residence , 605 } N. 17th St.
O. S. HOFFMAN , M. D. ,
3lvyslcJ.an. and. Suxgreoxx ,
Office , N-W Cor. 14th and Douglas.
Office Telephone 465 ; Res Telephone , 43
JOS. W. BARNSDAL1 , A. M , , II. U.
Surgeon and Gy
Office Hours lOio 12-3to4-7 toff.
Onico.K'OTIIoiritrd ittrcet , Omaha.
W. J. OALBRAITH ,
Office , N-W Cor 14th and Douglas it.
Office Telephone , 465 ; Rc Telephone , 508.
JAS. H. PEABODY , II. X > .
Residence , No. 1407 Jones street. OWe * , With-
nell HiocK. Telephone , residence 120 , offloo
B. W. CONNELL , M. D.
Office , 818 S. 14th st. Telephone , B69.
J. V. COKNI8H , M. D. ,
Cor. 20th and Lake Sts.
FINE JOB PRINTING.
REES PRINTING CO. ,
Printers , Book Binders
And Blank book Manufaotureri. Koa. 109 and
lOSS.Uth street , OmahnNob. J.F. Fnlrllo , Super-
utoaJpnt Dlntlcrr. Telephone No. SKI
SEVERAL persons of Into have gotten Into
trouble from tbo use ot Qro hydrants for
private use , untl . wo publish below tbo ordlq-
Dti m An * .ef " * * * * " , * CL4.U. WW lAt
oil u hydrant near St. Rury'H nTOnuBTflnly il
f v il'ij-a * any on inn urmutnomoa person ,
and It wus soon loaded through tbe oOzzio
by ralschiovous boys with a cow's horn , u
Inrso ploce of brick nnd a gtono. When Iho hy
drant was tried by the Inspector It wng fount )
broken , nnd caused a largo amount of damage *
atid annoyance to private parties taking water
on this line , and nearly suspending the county
court on account of lack of sunltury water at
the court houso. The clitof oavlacer fceli , thai
unless the abuse bo abated , that u flro might
ooour In some locality where hydrants ore tint
ot service from some unauthorixed psreon
uslntr thorn , and either breaking by Ignorance
or leaving them In bad condition.
OIVDIHAMCH NO. 488 CITV or OMAHA.
An Ordinance to prevent unauthorized Ufc of
the flro hydranta In the city of Omaha , or
tampering with the samo.
Do It ordained by the city council of the city of
Omaha as follows :
Hoc t Ion 1. It shall bo unlawful for any per
son to draw water from , to open or olote , or to
do unv ether thing with or about any lire hy
drant In the city or Omaha , unless authorized
8n to do , under the authority of the oIHolals of
Skid city , or of the City Water Works Company.
Section 2 , It shall bo unlawful for any per- '
eon to put any substance or thing Into , to hitcher
or fusion horses or other animals to , or to
meddle or tamper , In any way , with any Huch
flro hydrants , or to do anything with or about
the same , not necessary and proper for Its legit
Section 3. Any person violating this ordin
ance shall bo guilty of a misdemeanor , and on
conviction thereof shall be punished by a Una
not to exceed Bfty dollars , or un Imprisonment
not to exceed ton days , or both.
Section 4. All ordinances or parts of ordin
ances Inconsistent herewith , are hereby re
Section 5. This ordinance to take effect and
bo In force from and after Its passage.
Pasted January 3rd , 1883.
Sewer connections made in any part of
the city. Satisfaction guaranteed.
1C20 Capitol Avenue , Omaha.
JOII\ . DAK
1'rfi ' Snwf n-lJ |
Sewer Connections made in nil Parts
of the City. Satisfaction Guaranteed
1407 Douglas St. , Onialm , Nebraska
Copper , Brass , Lead , Zinc , Etc
Willpay good prices. Also bottles bought
KRETSCH & SONNENSCHEIN ,
114 S. llth Street.
Homffipathlc Physician fiSurjreon
Odicoand resilience , Hoom 17 Arlington Hook
IKUOodgb St. let building West of I'outonice
AS BRIGHT'S DISEASE , DROPSY
& Olabetci are Cureil bj Ilie Asabel Mineral Spring Water
Deatln from theiauraincrtncos. Ultcbariioi , lUlo-
tnroii , cprottute ; Klind , vaitcocelo , bladder nil
clirunlCllenusc uiQ tlieio and muil be coro.l by
tha Aiuhnl MnJIcnl UurunuKiitopeunanU Anicilcnu
poclullit iilijrilclan'f local and Internal porfitct 'fin-
iMlJiortliu iiirereri nr9 lot . Old iihyslelnn't ndtlca
nnd baoi. vrltb p.irtlculnri and euro , Jreo at
291 Broadway. Now York.
Proposal * for Real Estate.
. . proposals will bo recolvml brlh
SKAI.r.D until 6 o'clock p. ru. biiturdiiy ,
July''nil , UttT , for tbo following dsscrlbud prop
erty , lo-wltj
I/its fi , fl.7 and 8 In block 1MH and bulldlotJ
thereon , In tbo city ot Otnatm , touuty ot Uuuv >
las , Nebraska. . . . . . . . . .
The bonril reserves tbo rlBDt of uilug tU
bulldlni ; on mlJ premlies for one year.
Tim board roiorvea the right to rejoot any or
ny order of the board of Education.
J7U301 0. Cosorau , eeo > 4t u.
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