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THE OMAHA DAILY BffEt TUESDAY , JUKE 21. 1887.
ricuiixo FOU ituoou.
A Prohibition MnHHnclititcttH Town
Has n Iilvnly Tlinp.
Uo'iTOX , Juno 20. [ St > cclal TelCKrnm to
the Ifi'r. ] Tlio olforU of tlio small police
force In the old town of Aincsbiirg to enforce
the liquor law lm\o caused Intense excite
went , bordering on riot. Liquor has been
brought In from tlio ncluhtiorlnc city of
Newburj port , and the clfmts of tlio pollen
JIRVO innluly been directed toward sus
pected express tennis. Frank Currier ,
a well known teamster , drove rapidly
Into town nn Friday evening and Olllcor
Goodwin , suspecting that ho hud a supply of
liquor In his wagon , ordered htm to stop.
Currier paid no attention to his command ,
when the olllcer drew his revolver and tired
into the air , ho sa > s , thinking to frighten
him Into stopping. Currier did not strip ,
however , and a big crowd gathered. Threats ,
generally threats of violence , were m.ule.but
the ofllccr escaped unliaimcd. On Saturday
the affair took a new turn , Currier claiming
to have been shot , and polntlni ; nut a hole In
lils coat Rleovens evidence of tils narrow es
cape at the hands of the olllcnr. He went to
Nowburjport and nworo out a warrant
iiKalnst olllcer Goodman .tor assault with
a datiBcroiiH w cation , and In the
afternoon the oftlcer was arrested
! > v Sheriff Avers and tnKcn 'to
Newburjport. He was almost Immedi
ately balled out Saturday afternoon the
police made s > e\eral arrests , In which both
ofllcers anrt people became excited and
flovcnil assaults occurred on both sides. In
tin' , ovenlni ; the ulllccrs were Informed that
they were wanted on one of tlio side streets
Immediately , and went to the
locality only to learn that a trick had been
perpetrated that while they were rushing
nil to check an Imacinarv trouble liquor had
been nnlilted away. The oillcors became
angered when the trick was discovered , and
BO when another suspected wimon hove In
night Ctllcer Goodwin leaped un behind. It Is
Bald that the liquor was suddenly matrrlaUicd
In the wagon and loosed In the hands ot
walling friends by the drhcr. A crowd then
Kntlieit'd about the wagon , and hoots , jells ,
rat-calls and offensive cpltliPti were In order.
Tlieolllcers , three In number , niado an effort
to clear a way through the crowd
and than the excitement ocean to
Intensify. A tiromlnent citizen questioned
Onicer Goodwin's right to act while
under bonds for an alleged rillnc. and n hot
dUcus-ilon followed , which wound up in the
nrre-,1 of tlie citl/eu referred to. While
Ofllcor Goodwin was on Ills way to thu sta
tion with his prisoner , ho was set upon by a
crowd , led bv several well-known man-
iifactuicrs , and the prisoner rescued.
Then , after driving all the oltlcers
itito the station. the crowd in-
Rlsted upon n speech from tlio rescued man.
Ho assented , and , mounting a box on HID
main street , proceeded to deliver nn Inflam
matory oprech , v > hloh set the crowd wild and
turned them Into a mob. Tliey were then
rlpo for any ml chlef , and alter parading up
nnd down the streets shouting and
j riling , and uttering all sorts of
offensive epithets at the expense of
the leading spirits In the temperance warfare ,
It Is said that they smashed In several windows
dews at thn house of n well-known
clertfvni.xn and committed ether dls-
pracelul acts. Hy this time it was midnight.
1 ho mob contiiuiing about the square and
tliBpolIro being powerless to ro'toro ordnr ,
Judge Cate was cilled trom his bed to read
thu riot act , which dad the effect of dispers
ing the mob.
Defaulter Wilson Itciiinnilcd.
TniiotsTo , Out. , Juno 20. \ \ llaon , the de
faulting treasurer of the Chesapeake- & Dela
ware canal company , has been remanded
until 1'rlday to cnablo papers from JL'hlla-
delphla to arrive.
11111. . I'a. . district
tni.u iu A , , Juno CO. The
trict attorney to-day telegraphed to thn chief
constable ol Toronto , Out. , that extradition
papers will bn prepared at once against J. A.
L. Wilson , defaulting treasurer ol tlio Chesa
peake & Delaware canal company.
Penn ylvnnln KvlctlntiH Commenced.
.NATHOXA , Pa. , Juno 20. The eviction of
( strikers from houses belonging to the 1'enn-
fiylv.inla salt works commenced to-day , two
families being ejected. The strikers aru
I * I'liTsiiiino , Juno 20. A telojrram from
Katronn , Pa. , reports a riot there this evenIng -
Ing between the Pennsylvania Suit woiks
strikers and the non-union men. Several
phots were lireil nnd a woman fatally In
jured. An extra force or police are now on
GlndMorie Cnnnot Coino.
WASHINGTON , Juno 20. P. AlcCourt , of
this city , has received a letter from Gladstone
In response to a note urging him to visit this
country. Mr. Gladstone says his ago as well
as engagements prevent It , but ho never loses
an opportunity of saving what seems likely
to strengthen the union of the country and
giving weight to the judgment of America
on the great Irish question.
Stockholder * ' Mooting.
ST. PAUL , Juno 20. At the annual meetIng -
Ing of the stockholders of the St. Paul &
Duluth rallioad to-day a new board of dhect-
ors and the old officers \vero elected. The
resolution previously adopted to Increase the
capital stock to $0,000,000 , nnd expend some
S'AOOO.OOOin increasing the terminal tacllitlea
and Improving thu road , was almost unan
Turkey's I'ropoonl llofusod.
LONDON , Juno 20 Turkey proposed to
modify the now tonvnntion with England
regarding Kgypt 1 n the direction providing
for turklsh occupancy In Kgypt after UriUsli
occupation is terminated , leaving thosultau
the discretion of asking English aid or not.
Salisbury ret used.
Tlio Supreme Court Vacancy.
WASHINGTON. Juno 20. Senator Hrown
and Representatives Hlount , Crisp nnd
Clements , of Georgia , had a special audience
with the president to-day , anil advocated the
appointment of ex-Ileiirescntativo Hammond
mend , of Georgia , to the vacancy In the
United States supreme court
Sent nil an Irlsli MlsNlon.
HOME , Juno 20. The pope has sent Cardi
nal 1'ersico , a member ot the congregation
for special ccclestlcal affairs , and Monslg-
nor Girnldl , secretary lor Irish affairs , to
Ireland on a special mission to the Irish
Fatal Railroad Calllalon.
Br.ni.iN , June 20. A colllsslon occurred
to-day between two trains at Potbdam. Ont
car was burned. The bodies of throe persons
killed , two women and ono man , were taken
from the wreck. Several others were In
AVontlior Indication ; ) ,
For Nebraska , Iowa , und eastern Dakota :
Northwesterly winds , fair weather , nearly
Corn IJCG'S Trial.
ST. Louis , June 20. Fourteen witnesses
were oxMiilnpcl for the defense In the Corn
Lee trial , at Springfield to-day.
. T , n. Minihnn loft last evening for Mil
waukee , vvhoro ho will bo murned
Juno 2 ! ) .
Miss Minnie Curloy , of Des Moiues , i <
visiting in the city the guest of Mrs. J
C. Jlegan ,
Ur. Kelley , suporintondnnt of the in
stitute for the iiibano at Norfolk , was in
the city Sunday.
Miss GusMo Adamsloy , of Choycnnc ,
Wyo. , arrived in the city yesterday , ex
peeling to spam ! the suniniur horo. She
is tlio guest of Mrs. Trostlor.
Miss Eugene llawitzcr and the Misses
Agnoa and Hose Orudy , of Sioux City ,
nro the guests of Miss Koslo Martin ul
1010 South Twenty-second street.
Mr. T. B. Minnlhan loft lust night foi
Milwaukee , vvhoro on Thursday ho will
ho married to Miss Dora Lippf. the
daughter of a prominent citi/cii of thai
Mr. John Morris , of the 1'hiladclpUf
Record , is in the city. Ho accompany' *
the Pncilio Investigating committee
Mr. Morris is one. of tlio best posted inoii
in tlie United States on rallvvuy matters
The youns people of the Christian church
tomer Twentieth and Capitol avenue. cav <
t delightful little concert at the church las
ivoului ; for tUe bcueiit ot the Sunday schoo
IDE PACIFIC COMMISSION ,
They Enter Upon an Investigation of Union
MR. POPPLETON IS SAT UPON.
Next Vcar'fl Teachers ArrnitRomcntfl
For the fourth Fornlnst Sun
day IlaRO Dal I The Apollo
Concert Other Local.
fnvcHtlRAtlng tlio Union I'nclflc.
Two of the inombers of the Pacific in
vestigating committee , appointed at the
nst session of congress , to examine into
the cost , niiuntcnunco and relation to the
government of the Pacitic railroads ,
arrived In this city yesterday morn-
ng. Tlioy canio from Chlcngo
over thu Chicago & Norlhwestcrn road.
They tire ox-Governor Robert li. Pattison
of i'onusylvnnla and lion. D. T. Littler ,
: ) f Illinois. The former is chairman of
tlio commission. Ho is n tail swarthy
gentleman with rather a fiovoro iibpoct
nnd prominent features. Mr. Littler is a
round pleasant looking and ponder
ous gentleman vvitli silvery hair ,
They met Messrs. T. L. Klruball and A.
J. Popplt'ton , in the olllco of the general
manager at 2 o'clock. A desultory con-
vnrsatlon ensued , in the course of which
they informed .both tlioso gcnlto-
men what information they ( h'slrcd
under the act of congress appointing
These points in brief wore pools , re
bates , constructive mileage , commercial ,
stone , coal , ana freight and pussongur
rates on the main line anil branch roads.
Mr. Littler further informed Mr. Kim-
I.ill that hu would bo expected to inform
them concerning the considerations upon
which lie bases the deductions which en
able him to make up thu rcport _
which lie forwards to the ollicurs
at lioston. It was also Htated that information
mation would bo sought concerning
parses , the number of them issued , why ,
sind to whom granted , and the method of
granting them. Mr. Kimball was then
asked whose business it was to approve
of vouchers , and replied that in his de
partment it was customary for him to do
BO. This depaitmcnt combined the
freight and passenger business. They
then inquired the number ot de
partments and were tola that the
principal ones were the dopartmcnts of
law , construction and engineering and
Mr. Fopplcton was asked if ho ap
proved of nil the legal vouchers of the
road , nnd replied that tie approved of all
of the vouchers of that kind west of tlio
Missouri and out ido of Kansas. In re
sponse to a number of inquiries , the
commissioners were informed that Mr.
Cummings was land commissioner of the
road and assistant goiior.il manager.
Mr. Kimball was also requested to give
if possible the cost of transportation per
ton across the plains , between 18r > 0 and
the completion of the Union Pacific
road , also the cost of the same since that
event ; also , whether since the last , dur
ing the latter period tlio government had
granted aid of hind to competing lines of
cither the Union Pneitio or Central Pa
ct tic road nnd to what extent the grant
had impaired the earnings of the latter
Mr Kimball said that he was not lire-
pared to answer these questions immedi
ately , and was promised nil the time ho
might require. It was atrreed that ho
would be able to answer some of them
to-day at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Poppleton said ho was able now to
answer all questions relating to the legal
Mr. Cummings was called at 3 o'clock.
Considerable time was expended in hunting -
ing for the general land commissioner ,
nnd finally Land Commissioner Mc
Allister was called. Ho was asked a
number of questions as to the afl'airs of
the department and the lands and taxes
of the company. Governor Pattison
conducted tha examination throughout
as chairman of the commission , und was
thorough in his questioning so much so
that the land commissioner was at loss
often to reply and hesitated. Ho was
assisted in his replies by the attorney for
the company , Mr. Poppleton , nnd Comp
troller Mink. Mr. McAllister was asked
if it was not the policy of the road to
permit land to remain unpatentod in
order to avoid taxes. Ho said it was not ;
that they hud received patents on a mil
lion acres and if the patents applied for
would have been granted , they "would
have taken out u million more. Ho
was asked how the taxes were
paid , by whom , the methods of entry ,
nnd a great number of questions , which
were not promptly or satisfactorily ans
wered. Mr. Poppleton interjected and
said the company was not able to get the
land sought in that no positive instruc
tions had been received from the presi
dent. Mr. Littler asked how much land
the company was entitled to for which
patents had not boon applied. The ques
tion was not answered. It was asked
why the Union Pacific had not selected
nil thn lauds it was entitled to under the
land grant. It was replied they wore in
a location not yet determined , Mr. Pop-
plcton volunteering that there VVHH n
crcTxt deal of land at the base of the
Uockies not yet taken. Finally , after u
great deal of time had passed , Mr. McAl
lister was given a list of the points upon
which the commission desired informa
tion and. was allowed to depart until ho
could look up the subject. The auditor
of the company was called for and sworn.
Mr. Young was closely quea-
tionea as to the system of
conducting the account of his depart
ment. The questions were scarcninc ;
and covered pyory minute detail of the
auditor' * ntluirs. The freight-earnings
book was called for. It was brougkt in
a voluminous document. Thn com
missioners opened it and linally Gov
ernor Pattison oamo upon a total. His
index flngor stopped ana ho said , "Mr.
Young , 1 lind hero a total of $110,737.81) )
for the month of July , 1880. Please explain -
plain this. " It developed that the
amount , together with one of $105,418.90
for Juno were rebates and overcharges
refunded for the entire Union Pacitic
system. The commissioners kept turn
ing the loaves of the ponderous volume.
Governor Pattison struck a $000 item for
oils to the Standard Oil company. Ho
asked many questions about it. Another
item for spokes , ? 314 , was indicated. Ho
asked tha auditorto explain it also. Gov
ernor Patterson called'for a number of
Mr. Poppleton arose from his chair
and asked permission to bn
heard. It was granted , rind ho said with
considerable ! warmth that ho considered
it unjust to advertise through the pubho
press the business of the Union Pacific
comuany. The commissioners should
have every facility for pursuing the in
vestigation , but it was hardly just to ex
pose the private nilairs of the company.
He objected because tha public press of
the city was represented and the allairs
of the company should not be sown
broadcast over the country. They should
bo kept auict until the commissioners
worn ready to spread them before the
public in iw own way. Ho wanted the
investigation carried on secretly.
Governor Pnttison replied tuat the com
missioners could not very well carry on
thu investigation vvitli closed doors. They
were cai rymg out the law as they had
been sent out to do.
Mr. Popploton declared that when the
commissioners advertised to tuo public
the private aft'alrs of the company with
the names of the persons to whom rebates
had been given , they were giving the
company's competitors a.i advantage for
which the competitors would pay H great
deal of money , lie thought the comiaU-
sionors did not want the minute details.
Governor Pattison Inquired how it
could bo ascertained whether justice had
been done unless individual accounts
Mr. Poppleton said it would cripple
nnd weaken the company. There might
bo no remedy it might be ono of the in
evitable things which the company hud
to stand , but it was tin injustice.
Governor Patlisou said they had jour
neyed from lioston to Omaha to take the
matter of rebates , contracts , pools , etc. .
into account , and hadbeon assured of full
facilities for obtaining the desired infer
Mr. Poppleton replied with a sv.'ocp-
ing wave of his hand , in a voice
which had grown tremulous , that
the facilities were before them.
Hut hu didn't ' want a general pub
lication. It was not right for the govern
ment to compel not only an expression
of the all hi rs of the company , but also of
the business of shippers. He appealed to
Mr. Littler ns an old railroad attorney to
sustain his position.
Mr. Littler seemed inclined to do this
by moving that the commissioners ad
journ till the next day and consider the
subject in the meantime.
Governor Pattison was inexorable nnd
said lie would not go into a star-chamber
( session. The commissioners could only
hold an open session.
Continuing , Mr. Poppleton said that
if the Western Union Telegraph company
or other corporations were asked to dis
close their business , the request would bo
refused. It was the duty of a common
carrier to keep business affairs secret.
They' would not only expose the com
pany's business , but shippers , ' also. It
qjight not to bo done. "I believe the
record Is clear from beginning to end , "
said Air. Popnletou slinking his eye
glasses energetically , and his rubicund
countenance taking an intensified hue ,
"but it is a hardship ! "
Governor Pattison wouldn't relent.
Thereupon Mr. Poppluton suggested
that ho could direct the press publication
that was to bo rmdo.
Governor Pattison held that the courts
could not direct the publication in tlio
Mr. Popplolon held that the courts
could direct what was proper and what
was improper for the papers to print.
Ho thought the commissioners had the
Governor Pattison suggested that they
proceed with the investigation. Mr. Lit
tler said "porcced , " und Mr. Poppleton
Vouchers numbered 10,073 paid Holt
Hros. , San Francisco ; one for E. R-ichcrt ,
chair ? , $7110.05 ; 18,914 , M. Erman & Co. ,
San Francisco ; 15,53 ! ) , Consolidated Tank
Line company , $39.81 ; 10,000 ; 1,201 ! )
( voucher missing from auditor's ollico ) ;
10.U8I } . rebate for lumber for bridge over
Platte ( on authority of Mr. Kimball ) .
The vouchers were not open to the re
porter's inspection , and that cacli num
ber is not given in detail is duo to the
fact that its points could only be gained
as indicated by the questions pul
by Governor 1'attison in reference
to the voucher. Mr. Young
could not explain whether same were for
overcharges or for rebates , us the same
form of blank wns used for each.
Governor Pattison Do you regard
that as a sufliciont voucher for the pay
ment of the amount11
Mr. YoungYes. . sir. It is based on
the authorities tiled in my department.
Governor Pattison Explain why the
authorities are not attached to these
Mr. Young It is the custom
to file the papers separately in
tlio freight-el'iim agent's ollico
nnd this voucher is made from those
authorities. The papers are often bulky.
Governor Pattison How much do the
rebates in any ono month amount to ?
Mr. Young I do not know. That can
only be told by going back to the origi
nal papers upon which this voucher is
Governor Pattison Can you produce
the original papers ?
Mr. Young Yes , sir.
Governor Pattison Can you give mo
the total rebates of any one mouth in
this book ?
Mr. Young Yes , sir. Will you select
the month ?
It was finally decided to examine Mr.
Young to-day on food contracts and Mr.
Johnson upon the vouchers. The latter
is claim agent and Mr. Young paid tlio
vouchers upon his signature certifying to
Mr. Poppleton broke" " out again
before tlio commissioners adjourned
about the matter of rebates.
It seemed plain that the representatives
hero were not desirous of an open jnvos-
tigatlon that these of the company in the
cast were. In reply to an objection
Mr. Poppleton made about the search
into tlio rebate matter , Governor
Pattison asked : Supposing ns an
instance that the Standard Oil company
had been given : \ rate which was unjust
to others , must the commissioners go
through individual oases to see whether
the rates to others in the oil line or cattle
business had been fair ?
Mr. Popploton wanted to know how
they could determine it unless they know
of other rebates given.
Governor Pnttison Suppose wo find
the oil company lias been given an unfair
rebate as compared with other shippers ?
Mr. Poppleton How can you , unless
you know of rebates to other shippers ?
Governor Pattison Wo can proceed
in that direction.
Mr. Poppleton Yon cannot un
less you go into the terri
tory of other points where those
shippers send goods. The commissioners
have not the power.
Mr. Littler The commissioners have
the power the same power as a-Uuited
States court. I will read you u , . section
of the law.
Mr. Littler read the section and after
further conversation relating to carry
ing the freight earning book to the- hotel
for examination uS night ( which was
granted ) nn adjournment was taken to
10 o'clock this morning.
THK TEACHERS SELECTED.
Tfio Board of Education Moetliifi
- Ijast Night.
All the members of the board of education
tion were present at the 'mootinghold at
the board rooms last night.
A number of applications for positions
ns assistant tcacnors were" received and
referred to tlio committee on teachers
und text books.
The committee on building ? and prop
erty were instructed to make some pro
vision for the care of St. Uaruabas school
building during vacation.
Miss Lyda bhollenborgcr was given
permission to teach a summer school nt
the Cass street school ; and to Mrs. Kocd ,
at tno Leaven worth street school ; and to
Miss Ida Harron at the Lake school-and ;
to Miss Hamilton at the Center street
The secretary was instructed to request
the city council to open Twenty-second
street north of Nicholas ; also to sign a
petition asking for the grading of Twenty-
The committee on judiciary were
granted further time in which to prepare
n report upon the investigation of the
charges made against Mr. Blackburn.
The proposition of the Third Congre
gational church for the sale to the etiurd
of lot i ) , in block 5 , in Lake's addition
for $7,000 , was accented.
A number of bids for grading the
school property at the corner of Twenty-
eighth and Webster streets and in Omaha
View , were referred to the committee
on buildings and property , witli power
The committee on llnanco reported the
following estimate of expenses for the
next school year :
Superintendent and teachers' pay
Janitors' pay roll 15,000
School lUlldltiRSan4 , sltej 102.CKO
Repairs . . > < 1U.UOO
Insurance .J , . , , 4. 2,000
Improvements. . . , " . , . . . . . . . . , . 10,000
Fuel and lights./"jj / 9.000
I'tirn Iture. . . . . . . 4. , a 4.000
Supplies " I . " K'.OOO
Special taxes. . . , " . , , f > ,000
Slnklni ? fund. . . , < ! t'.ooo '
Manual tralnlnz. ' , . . , . 3ooo
Secretary , salary , etc. S.WW
Miscellaneous , , 1,0 JO
Total ' . ' $ ! SM,5DO !
St nto apportionment SI SO , 000
Fines and licenses , j ; 'JiOOOU
Total .V. S2U.OOO
To bo secured byltax levy 5157,500
The report was adopted and the secre
tary instructed to furnish the council
vvitli n copy of the estimate.
The county supeiintoiulcnt was given
permission to use the high school room
for the holding of the teachers' Insti
Superintendent James was granted a
two weeks' vacation in July ,
The fojlovving teachers were elected for
tlio ensuing year :
High School Homer P. Lewis , princi-
oal ; Mary H. Harris , Margaret K. iMelu-
tyre , S.imantha U. DavisI'runcos E. Shel
don , Alon/o N. Henshuvv , S. L > . Heals ,
Villa U. Shippey. Mary E. Qiinckonbush ,
Ada M. Harris , liecia A. Johnston , Jen
nie E. Keysor , Hello H. Lewis. 1'annio M.
Wood , Irwen Lcviston , Anna Wonhagen ,
Claire Kustin , l-'anuie Arnold , Stacla
Cass School Grace II. Wilbur , princi
pal ; Mary E. Simonds , Hattie E. Pratt ,
Elllo Reid , Emily Uobinson , Nellie Ben
nett , Susie Evclcth , Lucy Leeds , Mary A.
Castellar School Mary 15. Newton ,
piincipal ; Allie Bruwnor , Hortenso
Smith , F. Bertha Nugl , Alary E. Kent ,
Lucy J. Hoys.
Center School Jennie llcdfleld , princi
pal ; Kate M. Kean , Mu.'y L. Jordan ,
Annie Q. Fair. Myra La Hue.
Central School Franc M. Briggs ,
Clara E. Elder. Emma \Vheatlcy. Fannie
Maxwell , Carrie Chapman , Ida . Mack ,
Linu McChcan , Clar.i Schlesingcr , Liz
Dodge School Jennie M. McKoon ,
principal ; Li//.io H. Nocdhum , Mosullc
Eddy , Fannie Butteriield , Mary 1. Bu
Fumum school Anna Truland Princi
pal. M. Eli/ . Allen , Li/.7.ie M. Elcock ,
Minnie H. Wilson , Katie Crane , Claia
Mason , Kate M. Sjilwell. Mctrtio M. Bird ,
Mary Loma , Florence M. Harvey , Li//io
Hurtmun school Ellou M. White Prin
cipal. Emma J. Carney , Jennie Hoberts.
Nettie E. Head , Mary W , Hay. Hattie
Allen , Marv L. Alter , Mary Cowan , Flora
Leighton , laa Dysart.
l/ird : school Anna Fees , Principal.
Sadie Bunker , Ida K. Wilson , Nora
O'Conor , Minnie S. Dye , Georgia Valen
tin , Emma Littlelield , Stella M. Champ-
lin , Xetta M. Wilson , Canilla Elliott ,
Jennie Stull , Cobolla Schaller , Cassandra
Schaller , Emma H. , lllcc , Kate Fees , Julia
Jackson school Fannie Butterficld
principal. Bertha Berkett.
Lake school lOfnmn Whitman , princi
pal. Maggie J. liatv. Artie Webb , Min
nie D. Eyler , Ida'L.1 Fahrian , Irene Har
Leavenworth school Winnie J. Wood ,
principal. Ida L. Hcmington. Sarah E.
Brown , Abbie C. Lclghton , Florence C.
Held , Agnes McDonald , Jennie C. Sal
mon , Ida K. Grefciilce , Mary R. Lucas ,
Ida M. Johnstone , Olive JUubbard , Mag
gie Read. ' . '
Long school 'Sarah , M. McChean
principal. Haltid II. Jones , Ilattio S.
Eddy , Reno E- Hamilton , Huldah F.
Isauchon , Sadie ! P. < Pittman , Emma E.
DerkeSj Emma ; . 'Uxon ' | , Ada C. Jones ,
Omaha View Sarah Thompson , Ma
Pacific School Maggie McCarthv ,
principal ; Lida Shiillenbprger. Mary E.
Thompson , Mary B. Goodman , Ida Good-
mon , Rose C. Lddy , Alice M. Harmon ,
Helen E. Hunt , Addio Gladstone , Fannie
M. Kevins1 , Jessie Luzcar , Kato Powers.
Park School Lillian A. Littlofield ,
principal ; Dora Hartley , FannyTernald ,
Dannie Hurlbut , L > do McCool.
Pleasant School Alary Fitch , princi
pal ; Martha Parratt , Carrie M. Hartley ,
Esther Jacobs , Emma Fitcli.
Penmanship and Drawing Kate M.
Manual Training Albert Bumann.
Substitute Teacher Mattie L. Powell.
ANT1-SUNDAV BASE BALL.
Meeting of tlio General Committee
The general committee appointed to
take steps looking forward to the prohi
bition of Sunday base ball playing within
the city limits met nt the Y. M. C. A.
rooms , corner Fifteenth and Dodge , lust
evening at 8 o'clock pursuant to a call
of the chairman , Key. J. S. Dcitweiler ,
of the Kountzo Memorial church.
The following members of tlio committee -
too were in attendance : Rev. W. J.
Harsha. Her. W. R. Henderson , Rev. C.
W. Savulge , Rev. J. A. Hultman , Rev E.
B. Graham , Dr. Leisonring , J. S. Rich
ardson , Win1 Morison. P. L. Porinc , E.
P. Sweeioy , William Robertson and Gco.
The meeting opened with prayer by
Rev. Deitwoiler took the chair and E.
P. Sweo oy was chosen secretary.
The object of the meeting , the suppres
sion of Sunday base ball , was stated by
Rev. Savidgo , after which reports from
the petitions were called for , and they
showed that in most instances they had
been liberally signed at the dillorent
churches whore they had been pre
After the subject of not only Sunday
ball playing , but Sabbath desecration
generally , had boon exhaustively dis
cussed , Mr. Savidgo submitted u motion
that a committee of iivo bo appointed.
who shall , at a propur time , call in all
the petitions anal j'Vosont ' them to the
mayor and the noiico commissioners.
Carried. ' f ,
The chair namoa TCov. C. W. Savidgo ,
W. W. Morrison , AVm. Robertson , Gco.
A. Joplin and J. S. Richardson as the
Rev. Harsha then , moved that Bishop
Worttungton bo requested to call a meet
ing of the Omaliiy , Sabbath association
for the purpose of conferring with the
general commiUeoJu , the interests of the
move on foot. ,
A motion was made by Mr. Robertson
that an untiring olTprf bo made to have
thn petitions circulated thoroughly
throughout the citv , and partieularlp in
the immediate victf/itt' of the ball park.
Meeting then ndjJlnioU subject to a
call from the chair.
The following concerning a lost child
has been received at this ofllcc :
Was a little blue-eyed girl lost in
Omaha during Easter week ? Was she
about four years old , dressed in a lace
dross , blue stockings and low , black
slippers , having long , curly , golden hair ,
and wavy bangs ? If the friends of this
little girl will call at 7 1 Willow avenue.
Council Blufis , they may learn something
to their advantage.
A Serious Runaway.
In returning from the ball ground yes
terday evening Frank Wilson's horse ran
awry nnd ihrovv Wilson oat injuring him
severely. The runaway collided with a
hitching post at the corner of Sixteenth
and /sard I streets and demolished the
NEXT MONTH'S POUUTII.
Nation , Cottnty , City , Society , Combine
to Cnlobrato It In Otnntin.
The mooting of the combined asotn-
biles of the Knights of Lxbor was well at
tended last evening at the corner ot
Twelfth and Farnam streets to discuss
the Fourth of July celebration , Philip
Andres presided nnd Richard Ti/.ard
acted as secretary. A proposition from
the Missouri Pacific olVcrlng rates at 10
cents for the single trip , or 15 cents for
the round trip , was accepted. A motion
was made that n dancing platform be
erected. A discussion ensued and the
cost of constructing the same considered ,
nnd on motion the idea of building a
stand rejected. Suitable houses will bo
found in the vicinity and the Baling folks
are assured that they will have abundant
chances to dance until their ankles , heels
and toes ache.
An election for the position of marshal-
ship resulted in thu selection of Win.
Cobtiru unanimously. The executive
committee were also instructed to secure
horses for the marshal and his aides , also
sashes for them. All labor organisations
in the city have been Invited and have
accepted tlio invitations , the following
being the list : The Tumors'union , Hod
Carriers' union , Brick Moulders' union ,
Wood Machinists' union. Tailors' union ,
Stone Masons' union , Plumbers' union ,
Horse Shocrs' union , Saddlers' union
Stone Cutters' union , and nil the other
societies of nil nationalites. Also the
lire nnd police departments , the mayor ,
the city council , the county ollicials , the
federal , civil and military oflieiuls , etc.
It was decided to invite the boys at
work in the brick yards who so gallantly
obtained their demands through a recent
strike , also the boot-blacks and newsboys
The high school grounds have been
selected for the fireworks display , though
the claims of the court house grounds
A member made an earnest demand
for a position for the Arbiters' social
istic organisation and the secretary was
instructed to invite that body. A dis
cussion cnsiitnl about the Hag of the
socialists being carried , and manv elo
quent speeches were made , every ono
positively objecting to the red Hag bciii } '
in the procession. A member moved
that the socialistic organi/ation bo not
invited Mr. Meyers remarked that the
executive committee knew its business
nnd moved to lay the motion on the
table , which was carried. It was stated
that Grand Master Povvdcrly had defined
the policy of the celebration , and
nothing but tlio American Hag should
bo born in the paradu except- banners
avowedly in aid of its sentiment. These
statements were rapturously applauded.
The following is the executive commit
tee : Julius Meyer , Richard O. Kocfo ,
John Jenkins , J. E. Wigman , Charles
Cheney and Dennis Kelloker. The meet
ing adjourned to meet when notified by
the presiding plliccr
At the meeting of the board of educa
tion last night permissiun was given to
the K. of L. committee to use the high
.school grounds for their lire works ills-
The Apollo Club.
The concert of the Apollo olub last
night at Boyd's was , all things con
sidered , a very gratifying venture. The
choruses were in nearly every respect
admirably given and showed that Mr. B.
B. Young is capable of accomplishing
great results in the field of musical de
velopment. The club has been organ
ized but u short time and still gfi'ator
things may bo expected of them with
further training. An improvement
might be made in the quality of tone pro
duced by the tenors , and the acccsion of
more good voices would be un advantage.
In precision of attack , shading and
clear enunciation ( hero was little left to be
desired. The delicacy of the pianissimo
passages in many places became ex
quisite. The soloists were all so satisfac
tory to the audience that each number
was encored. Individual mention is un
necessary where all are so familiar to the
concert-going public. Mr. Yotiu gave
the "Toreador's" song very artistically.
Hu makes the most of his voice , and in
style was decidedly superior to any other
of tlio soloists , or , for that matter , any
one who has yet located hero. Ho will
bo a great acquisition to musical circles
in Omaha , nnd possesses the qualifica
tions to create a standard of music hith
erto unknown in this place.
Companies D. and K , eighth infantry ,
will bo lolievcd from duty at Fort
Brldgcr , Wjo. , on July 5 , and will then
proceed to Fort Robinson , Neb. , taking
station nt that post.
Companies A and II , seventh infantry ,
will be relieved from duty at Fort Laramie -
mio , Wyo , , July 5 , nnd will then
proceed ( by march to Cheyenne , Wyo. , )
to Camp Pilot Butte , Wyo. , take station
at that post and rolioyo tlio two com
panies of the sumo regiment there.
Companies B and E , seventh infantry ,
upon being relieved from duty nt Cump
Pilot Butte will proceed to und take sta
tion at Fort Laramte , Wyo. , marching
from Cheyenne. Wyo.
A board of ofllcers has been appointed
to moot at Fort Bridger , Wyo. , at the
call of the senior olllcer , to inspect the
public buildings eroded at that post
under contract dated tobruaiy 10 , 1887 ,
with Mr. George H. Jovvott. The board
will inspect and report on such buildings
as may be reported trom to time ready
for their examination. The detail for
the board is as follows : Major John N.
Andrews , 21st infantry ; Captain Henry
S. Howe , 17th infantry ; 2nd lieutenant ,
Charles G. Dwycr , 21st infantry.
Board of Public Works.
A meeting of the board of public
works wns held yesterday evening with
Messrs. A. D. Balcombo , chairman , C. E
Muyno and Lewis Heimrod present. The
question of paving Davenport street was
again raised and further action in the
matter postponed until tlio return of thu
city attorney , who is out of town at pres
ent. The contract of Reagan Bro's &
Co. , for paving with cedar blocks on
concrete base ot part of Pacific street
from Sixth street to Tenth street , and
part of Fifteenth street , between Daven
port and Webster , was accepted tit the
price specified in the yearly agreement
in existence between the contractors an'd
the citv. The meeting then adjourned
until this evening , when the appointment
of additional iuspoe tors will be made.
United Htatoi Circuit Court.
In the United Slates Circuit yesterday
in the case of Frank M. Miles vs. John A.
Buck-stall' , the jury brought in a verdict
for plaintiff. It stated that ho was seized
in legal fee to lots 5 and 0 in block 20 ,
lots 7 , 8 and 0 block SU. lots 5. G. 7 and 8
in block 35 and lots 1 and 2 in block 30.
Dawer's addition to South Lincoln , and
is entitled to immediate possession.
In the case of Isaac Calm vs. David
May , a verdict was rendered for i > lain-
tiff for 313.20 ; the suit was on a promis
In Henry D. Moore vs. Wayne county
n judgment was entered for defendant.
This was a demand made on defendant
on account of certain bonds.
Howe's London fihow.
This meritorious organization will only
remain on the Eighteenth and Sherman
street lots to-day and to-morrow morning -
ing , Thursday to the lot , corner of Phil
Sheridan and Leavenworth streets , at
tue bead of St. Mary'a avenue , where
they will bn during the rest of the week.
Since Opening their season hero tlicy
have added quite a number of new nets
and a mmlbcr of notable iircnic stars.
They are worth going to sec , and give a
better performance for ten cents , than
the average fifty cent show.
The remains of Goorglo Ward , who
dlrd Sunday , were taken last night to
Washington , 1) . C. , for burial.
The remains of J. J. O'Mully , who
died Friday at St. Joseph's hospital , have
been taken to Aspinwull , la. , for Inter
The meeting of the colored barbers , to
have been held lust evening in Dr. Hick-
clt't ) ollico was adjourned until some
time next week , the date to be an
nounced through the press. E. A. John
son presided at a temporary meeting of
those n snmulcd , but on account of
various lodge and other meetings being
held , those in attendance could not re
A Clever Dude In tlio Lower Ltcrtli ,
Now York Letter : Hero is a true inci
dent of siimmoi travelMy friend Knox
boarded the express train some time near
10 o'clock in the evening , and found the
sleopcis crowded with passengers. Thu
colored porter oll'ored a choice of two
places the lower bunk in section num
ber 1 , thu upper being occupied by un
old gentleman , or the upper beith In sec
tion 15 , the lower having been taken in
New York by a charming young woman ,
according to the porter. Knowasn't
half a minute making a choice Number
1 was too near the door , over the wheels
in fact , and to 15 with the porter hu went.
He took his little pair of steps in behind
thu drab curtains and mounted to his
perch. Each of the berths had a short
bit of luce close to the bed , and a foot
away there swept from the cornice a
heavy drab rep curtain. Up in tlio cock
loft Knox made alterations in his toilut ,
handed his shoes to tl.e porter and ad
dressed himself to sleep ; but somehow
his mind kept wandciing to the lower
berth. Ho wondered if its occupant was
a blonde or brunette. The ollk-ious porter
ter camu along talking to some one just
then and a voice sweet us a maroon
glance , said below him :
"Is that you , poi tor' Will you give mo
u glass of water , please ? "
Knox laid with Ins neck on the rail of
his bed. as if it were a guillotine , till the
water came , and a slim , white hand
sti etched foitli and took the glass. Then
the pretty hand went out again and flut
tered around a refractorv button on the
curtain. Byron has said that the moon
sees moro mischief in a month than the
sun gets a squint ut in a your , and the
moon does seem to tnke an interest in
seeing tun. AH the cars wore racing
through bucolic scencs.sho burst through
in all her splendor , and threw u radiant
field of white light on the smfaco of the
drub curtain. Madam had pushed aside
the little lace llounco of her couch , us she
took the water , and now , us Knox rested
his oil'cur on the side rail , hu could see
the sharply defined outline of a graceful
head and u shapely urm thiown pnitly
over it. The shadow fascinated him. It
changed ; evidently , the substance of it
had turned from the window and was fac
ing the curtain. For an instant u hand
llittcd ucioss the moonlit square , in
search , perhaps , for the little mulVliko
pad which railroad companies furnish for
pillows. The restless sleeper noticed the
pretty shadow of her hand , no doubt , for
she held it so that all the lingera were dis
played. In un instant Knox thought
of somMhiiig. He ( ( topped his
hand over tlio side till the moon's
rays threw its simdow beside the smaller
ono on the rep curtain Instantly the lit
tle ono disappeared. Knox has a hand
some hand. It is ono of his strong points.
It is u large hand , porhap-i , but well-
Bhapcd , white , and admirably cared for.
Its proprietor showed that lie admired it ,
for on nis third finger there gleamed and
glistened in tlio moonlight a seven hun
dred dollar diamond. Such n beauty !
Many a time and oft , as lie toyed with his
mustache in public places , lie had scon
admiring glances wander to it. An ugly
man can command attention with , a live
carat stone , and Knox know its attraction
for the fair sox. The newly arrived
shadow on the curtain hung limp and list
less for a moment. Then it took the
shape of the tirst letter of the deaf and
dumb alphabet the second the third.
Knox got on well till he arrived at H ;
then he seemed to bo stranded. To Ins
delight the little list crept onto the cur
tain , with the thumb and little linger sit
ting up like soldiers , helping him to the
letter I. After this they wont on together
smoothly till they camu to O. But the
lady bridged over thu difficulty , and the
shadow alphabet was successfully com
pleted. Then ensued a little conversa
"How fur do you go ? " snellcd the shad
ow on the curtain.
"Chicago , " answered the smaller hand.
"Traveling alone ? "
"Alas , yes. "
"How iiice. "
"Do you go to Chicago ? "
"I believe 1 will. "
"Are you a married lady ? " asked the
uidovv , " responded the little digits.
Knox was in the seventh heaven as well
ns the upper bunk.
"Wo will have breakfast together ? "
said the curtain.
"With pleasure , " it replied.
"Do you ever indulge in a night cap ? "
asked the facetious shadow.
"Never wear one , " answered the ob
"I mean take a little nip. "
'I couldn't think of It.lf
"Sweet creature , " ho thought , "she
can't bo much over twenty. All widows
of thirty like a drop of rye. "
Knox hud nearly sawed his oar off on
tlio side of tlio bunk by this lirne , but ho
was enjoying himself hugely. The widow
below was bowiteliingly flavored with
white roso. U came up in gusts once in
n while. A silvery laugh also had gurgled
several times , and Knox was as plcused
as Punch with his delightful adventure.
In the midst of a sentence thu moon
wont suddenly behind a cloud , und Knox
littered his first spoken words. "Ain't
that too bad ? " mid n whispered "Yes"
floated back to him ; "good night. " Knox
boldlv lowered his hand. The widow's
reached it. This was simply delicious.
The jolt of the car svvuyed their clasped
hands. Know was in olysiuiu. Go to
Chicago ? Whv , he'd have gone to
Joppu. Bidding ( lie enamored man a
soft good night , and promising to be
punctual for breakfast , thu widow pulled
the white luce curtain and after a while
It was broad daylight when the porter
came thtough dropping boots in the dif
ferent sections. Ho made un unneces
sary row in 15. Kuox looked out. und
said "Hello , " und then ho wondered
what the negro was thrashing about the
"Is the iudy out ? " ho asked.
"Waru't no lady lliuro , bo s , " said the
porter. " 1 spofmJ they was when 1 tolo
yer , but it seemed jo-,1 nforc she wont to
bed she fell in wlf an ole lady wut hud
number 21 , an' u dude of a feller ; he liad
'urf o' t iat section , wn" they got to talk
ing , anil jest swapped. I never dropped
to it till the durlo got off back yer to
S'ponsion bridge , an11 seen ' 1m a Icavin1
number 15 jest hero under you. "
Knox was aghast. Was ho awake ? Ho
rubbed his eyes , and as ho rubbed them
he noticed that tits ring was gone ,
Summer Drlnkn and HympH.
American Magazine : Lemonade und
orangeade should be made nt least hulf
nn hour before using. Hand-crush the
fruit in a wooden squeezer , though you
have a do/on of ancestral Filver , throw
the skins und pulp into the juice , vvitli
plenty of sugar nnd pounded ice , cover
iuil ( let stand until the ice has melted ,
strain through linen cheese-cloth two or
times till clonr ns crystal , then dilute
enough with liltorBd water , and sot the
pitcher In nn ice- pall till wanted. Put
cracked ice in tumblers of moussolino
Rlii" * , nnd pour tno champagne colored
tliild on it. Contrary to t lie general idea ,
the rolinrd wav of taking all Iced drinks
is through a "long , bright straw , which
saves the teeth from injury , gives tlio
fullest flavor of every drop , and spares
tlio sight of indiscreet beauty tilting her
tumbler on her pretty nose , or Maximil
ian with n dewy moustache banish thu
thu thought !
But we need not confine ourselves to
lemons nnd oranges if we are temperance
folk The wide icsoiirces of modern
hoii ekonplng treat us to "lucent sirups ,
tinct vvitli" pineapple , tamarind , pome-
granite , mulberry , Kirchenwiissor of
cherries , anil all the home fruits. It is
neither trouble omo nor expensive to
bottle simps for the year's supply. A
small domestic press of well-seasoned
maple is very much needed , but any mel
low fruit ( and dead-ripe fruit is most de
sirable for sirups ) can be crushed in n
leiiion-sqtice/.er and strained through the
linen strainer cloth sold as cheese-cloth.
I liud it better than Manuel for most uses ,
though the crystal clearness comes only
by repeated straining , without squeezing ,
saving Hie pomace for jam. My mother's
method for grape svrup aiiswors just us
well for cherries , white currants , straw
berries , nnd all Hiibucld fruits which are
pressed before cooking , cleared by strain
ing well , and boiled slowly in a stone
ware pan , adding u half-pint of crushed
Migur to each quart of juice ten minute !
before the hour's boiling Is done. Cool
before bottling , Heal , and keep in n duik.
cold place , un ice-closet , down the well
or in n pit dug in the cellar lloor filled
Cjnnnncpy M. Oopovv nnd Itcporters.
Nearly one thousand spectators lis
tened with genuine interest to the dedi
catory pj.ercisei ut the pro-s club's mon
ument in the journalist's bminl ground
in Cypress llill cemetery , Brooklyn ,
Sunday. President John A. Green , of
the pn" " < club , conducted the exorcises ,
which included un eloquent address by
Cliauncuy M , Dcpovv , in the course ol
which that genial speaker said :
The reportoriul corps , who docs not
know them ? Nobody so well us myself.
I have no sympathy with these who shut
them out or treat them with contumely.
From their ranks have come not only the
editors , but the contributors to our liter
ature , wl'o o nunius nro immortal. In
glonou" battles for the liberty of the
press it has promoted the freedom
of mankind But in no woik does the
struggling beginner or the aged veteran
stand more in need of tlio sympathy
und strength of u club or society
orgam/ed and equipped for mutual
good. The soldier is inspired with the
hope of promotion , the dream of glory ,
and ho becomes a heio in the maddening
passions of the battle. But tlio reporter ,
with no incentive but duty , shares the
warrior's dangers and exposures , nous
in the thickest of the fray the foi tunes ol
the light , and while thu camp is asleep
rides wearily though u hostile country to
send to his paper the first account of the
carnage and the viclory in u mcssuge
winch electrifies the nation and bears no
Whatever may be the flippant criticism
upon it , tko newspaper is the most im
portant tuctor in our social and public
life. Through it nil nations and races by
their deeds and opinions , daily act and
react upon each other in the approach to
substantial unity in the uimsniul liberties
of all the people of the globe. The
reader has no thought for or interest in
the grout urmv which makes up this
great library of information , discussion
and imperious direction as to the charac
ter und official acts of public officers and
the duties of private cfti/ous. The jour
nal is to him an impersonal expression
of popular feeling , which sways his judg
ment , but ho rarely recocni/es the man'
Inyo Independent : Ambrose Smith of
Big Spring hud un untamed broncho that
lie wanted to have broken ns u saddle-
horse. Ho offered a couple of vanucros
§ 5 if they or cither of tiiom would ride
him. Thn vnqqeros looked Ht the animal ,
but thought that ridimr him would be too
much risk of neck for that amount of
money , and declined. Soon two suuuvvs
came along und stopped to look nt the
horse. Mr. Smith , in his spirit of fun
told -hem he would give them $2.50 if
they would ride the horso. They ut onoo
accented the offer. The animal was
caught and haltered and the squaws led
him away some distance from the house.
Soon after ono of tham went to Mr.
Smith nnd asked for a saddle. No such
tiling had over been on the buck of fho
horse , but ho left them have it. Not
Jong afterward ho looked 'out and , to his
astonishment , saw both squaws on the
back of the broncho and the animal
ffoing along quite gently. The squavvs
bent the professional horsebreukeis.
) , "Rwrtt Blxtpon , " who romps In1
tinirclianl , mtr llm mitulown , rliltnon tlio
( Hlicnth , rnrnlilc.i over tlio inniiiitnlni nnd t
Jiijmnll llm lively outdoor uamoiiinl | K > rls.
y < t her Face , Krcli , A mix nnd IluiiiU me
iiirftct plctuici of lifauty.whteli ttiu preeervw
for tlicf'omplnxlnn. II unlo < nl3tlyif < _ . _
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with tie vm litghtcil with uuv WHIT tromSt Unlr
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\\ho rofena by gpculnl pormlsslon to
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