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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY. .JUNE 23. 1887.
NOT A WORD OF TRUTH IN IT ,
Guy Barton Bays the Union PaoiGo Never
Favored the Smelting Works.
THIRD DAYOF THE COMMISSION.
Testimony Going to Show That the
Rallronil Helped tlio Htntid-
nl Oil Company to Freeze
Out Its Competitors.
The Commission's Third Day.
The first witness called buforo the
Union I'ftclfto railway investigating
commltlcu this morning was Guy
C. Barton. In answer to questions
by Governor Pattison , Mr. Barton stated
that ho WHS president of the Omaha and
Grant smelting works in this city. Sid
ney Dillon and Fred L. Ames were the
only stockholders In the works who were
also Interested in the Union Pacific road.
These gentlemen paid the same amount
for their shares that other stockholders
had. When uskctl to name the stock
holders In the organization other than
those who wcro also interested in the
Union Paeillc load , Mr. Uarton said he
objected to doing so if the list was to be
published. Governor Pattison promised
that it should not be ( riven to the mibHc ,
and the witness accordingly produced a
paper with the names of the stockholders
on it and handed It to the governor.
When asked if Mr. Dillon was presi
dent and Mr. Adams a director in the
Union Pacific road during the time they
held stock in- the smelting works , ho
said they had.
"Did the Union Pacific allow you re
bates in your shipments prior to April
IV" asked the governor.
"Yes sir , " said Mr. Uarton. "Allow
mo to explain , however , that on the
lower grades of ore a lower rate was
given us than that charged the higher
classes of metal. In tins way wo were
able to pay a higher price
to the miner lor his ore. This
arrangement was open to other uur-
chasers as well as to ourselves , in Mon
tana for instance , where the tariff rate
was $18 a ton. We couldn't handle ore
at f 18 a ton , so the road billed it to us
at $18 a ton and then allowed us n rebate
of $3.75 per ton. By this arrangement
wo were able to pay the minor 1:1.75 :
more per ton for his ere than wo oould
otherwise have done. " .
"Prior to April 1 , how many of your
competitors enjoyed the same rates that
you did ? "
"All of them did. "
"To whom did you make application
for this rebate from the Union Pacific ? "
"To Mr. Kimball. "
'Did you over receive any rebate on
coal ? "
"No , sir. "
Mr. Uarton explained that sing which
would be classed as a low grade of ere ,
might have been shipped at a rebate on
"Will you explain this to the coinmis
8ion"sald Governor Pattison sjowly turn
ing a page In the Union Pacific record of
vouchers. "Hero is an overcharge of
$180 on coal. "
"Well , 1 suppose that was an over
charge on coal , " said Mr. Barton.
The governor called attention to
another item marked "overcharge of
$08 ; " another of $0,039.44 ; another oi
$147.00 ; and several others.
Mr. Barton said ho would prefer to see
the vouchers before answering.
Wlnlc the Touchers were being pro
duced , the governor asked the witness , il
ho would consider $200,000 as a large
amount of money for the Union Pacific
road to refund to tbo smelting works in
any one year.
Mr. Barton said he would not.
When the vouchers were produced Mr ,
Barton said in regard to the $180 item ,
that the coal was shipped from Iowa and
an overcharge had been made by the
Union Pacific company for bringing the
coal over the Omaha nnd Council Binds
bridge. The same explanation was given
of the other items referred to.
"What have boon the profits of Mr. Dil
lon and Mr. Ames as shareholders in the
smelting works ? " was uskod by Governoi
"Since the organization of the com
pany wo have been paying a dividend ol
10 PIT cent a year , " replied Mr. Barton ,
"Is the stock held by Mr. Dillon and
Mr. Amos" asked Mr. Littler "worth par
or moro then par ? "
"Thoro have been no sales to gauge the
value of the stock , " said Mr. Barton ,
"but I should think it was worth par. "
"Is any of it for sale ? " asked Mr. Litt
Icr , laughing.
' 'No ' , sirt" said Mr. Barton.
Upon being shown one voucher showing -
ing u rebate for a shipment of an acid ,
called blue stone , to a point in Montana ,
the witness said that rebate had boon al
lowed by the railroad , so that the com
pany oould compote with a Cleveland
house , which was shipping to the same
point. Mr. Barton thought this was dent
loss to benefit the smelting company
than to got the business of the Bmeltiut
company for the road.
At the conclusion of his examination
Mr. Barton was risked if there was any
thing else ho cured to say.
"I have endeavored in my evidence,1
replied Mr. Barton , "to state fairly am
frankly just what the relations of Mr
Dillon aud Mr. Ames are to the smoltim.
company. Our competitors have Indus
triously given currency to the report tlm
wo derived special favors from th <
Union Pacific road because of the con
ncotion of these gentlemen with it. Ido
sire to say that there is not a word o
truth in this. While wo have consignee
the most of our shipments to the Unioi
Pacific road it was not because * we en
joyed special favors. It was duo to tin
fact that the material in which wo deal
came from along the Union , Pacitii
"Tho amount of business wo did Ins
year , " continued the witness , "amountoi
to $15,000.000 , which is nearly twice ni
much as that of any other company. II
is on account of the great volume of bus !
ness wo do , that our profits have beei
large , and not because the Union Pacil'u
or any other road has discriminated in
our favor. The rebate business is rcall ;
a nuisance , and wo are glad to have H\c <
"Hero is a little nuisance I want to cal
your attention to , " said Governor Patti
son , as he softly ran the index linger o
his right hand along the big voucho
book. Here in July , ItiSO , is a rebate o
f40.871.25 on bullion. "
Mr. Barton explained that this wa
bullion shipped from Denver at $10 pe
ton , at various times when other road
were only charging $7 per ton. Th
nuisance consisted in having to c.irr
these overcharges until they reached sue ,
largo sums before the company wouh
allow the rebate.
At the end of Mr. Barton's examlna
tion the commission adjourned until
THE AVTEUNOON MEETIKO.
Mr. A. P. Nicholas of this city , was th
first man placed on the stand when th
commission re-convcnr.d at 'J p. m. Mi
Nicholas said ho built the South Oman
Itock yards aud was manager of th
, -ards flora the year 1878 until ho sol
' .horn to the Union Pixel lie railroad con
? any. He had expected to take charg
t year earlier , but General Manage
Clark rtfusc to give him a lease beciuis
as he said the people of Douglas count
wore hostile to the Union Pacific rout
und the interest of the road domandc
thai a commissioner friendly to it shoul
bo oloctcd. Accordingly ut the followin
ejection the witness was supplied wit
money by Mr. Clark to use in. securiu
) be ( jUohjo of a coniiuissiouer of the Kin
Icslrcd. As the election resulted fcivora-
) ly the witness went on and
organized his company. Mr. Clark
iskcd witness if ho couldn't got
tfr : Swan interested in the yards. Mr.
jwan said as soon as ho could buy out
lie other yards across the river he would
take an Interest in the Union Pacific
'ards. , Subsequently In conjunction with
\lr \ , i'.ixton and others ho decided to buy
out the Council Bluffs yards. itncss
: ncn telegraphed to Mr. Swan asking
ilm to fulfill his agreement. Mr. Swan
replied by letter saying that any agree-
nent Mr. Nicholas might make with Mr.
L'a.xtou and the other stockholders in the
Jmon yards -would bo satisfactory to
The letter was dated May 29 , 1870.
Witness met Mr. Pa\ton and Mr.
Swan's brother after receipt of this lot-
or , and proposed to sell to thorn for
$10,000 , which was $2.000 less than the
yards cost him. He then saw Mr. Clark
uid that gentleman said :
"J'nxton and Swan tell mo that they
can't do anything with you. They say
you won't make them any proposition. '
Mr. Nicholas then road from an alHdn-
vit of William A. Flniinlgan , a locomo-
, ivo engineer , to the cflcot that ho had
icard a conversation between Messrs.
Swan and Paxton on the transfer plat-
? onn in Council Bluffs , in which Mr. Pax-
on was represented to have said m very
irofnno lunguniro :
"Nicholas wants $10,000 for his yards.
or will sell a half interest for $5OUO ami
keep the other half himself. But who
wants to go into partnership with n fool ?
L'he best way is to freeze out the
Mr. Ponplcton objected to the reading
of this paper and said it would not be re
ceived in any court of justice.
Mr. Nicholas wont on to sav that on
iccount of discriminations by the Union
'aeilic road in favor of the Union Stock
Yards company ho was frozen
out and was obliged to sell
ils yards to the Union Pacific
company at 40 per cent of what they
cost him In the first place. When the
uoncy was paid over to him bv Mr.
'oppletou as representative of the Union
'ncific road ho gave a receipt in which
10 agreed not to bring any suit against
he company on account of any .dis
When the witness turned the yards
over to the Union Pacific company ho
cot iho understanding from Mr. Kimball
fiat ho [ witness ] was to : run the yards.
: Ie was not permitted to do so , however.
Governor Patterson called the witness'
attention to the wording of the cancclla-
ion of the lease made by the Union Pa
cific in which it was stated that the lease
was cancelled on account of the nonpar-
nont of taxes and rent on the yards.
iVhon asked if ho had signed the cancel-
ng clause , witness admitted that ho did.
i'lio company , ho added , had worded it
o suit themselves , and ho was so situ-
nted financially that he was obliged to
In answer to a question Irom Mr. Pop-
> lctou the witness admitted that from
: ho time he went into the stock yards he
was pinched for monoy.
At the end of the examination of Mr ,
Nicholas , Mr. Kimball was called. The
witness was asked if as assistant general
manager of the Union Pacific road he
: iad fixed freight rates. Ho said the rates
nul been fixed and rebates allowed by
the general freight agent. Mr. Kimball
was the next superior oflicor to the
joneral freight agent , and when the lattoi
was in doubt us to the propriety of a rate
ho referred the matter to him.
When asked on what basis rebates were
illowcd Mr. Kimbull said they were al
lowed when competing roads allowed
; hom. Rebates wore also allowed on low
grades of ores which it would not pay te
ship unless the rebate was allowed. These
rebates were regarded as private.
The rates to shippers of grain in the
Union "Pacific territory , said Mr. Kimball -
ball , wore governed by competition. The
elevators at Omaha and Council Blutl's
ire allowed 1 cent per hundred for the
transfer ot grain through their elev.-v
tors. This is not allowed to any other el
evators In the state. There arc perhaps
100 elevators along the Union Pacific
road in Nebraska. By reason of this al
lowance the owners of the elevators wore
enabled to pay a higher price for grain ,
so that in the end the grain producer got
the benefit of it.
In answer to a question from Gov
ernor Pattison , Mr. Kimball said the
Standard Oil company had been a von
largo patron of the Union Pacific road
and they had been allowed a good deal
m the way of rebates. Those rebates
were allowed according to the place o ;
delivery and the liveliness of com
petition at that point. Mr. Kim
ball said the Standard Oil com
pany ships about 95 per ceni
of the total amount of oil shipped over
the country. Previous to the granting ol
these rebates the Standard company had
shipped its products by ocean' .
"was the rebate allowed to the Stan
dard Oil company very much greatoi
than that allowed to other 011 com
panies ? " inquired the governor.
"Yes , a good deal greater , " said Mr.
"What effect did that have on th (
smaller shippers ? " continued the gov
"I presume it was somewhat embarras
sing to them , " said Mr. Kimball with j
"Could any other oil company shit
over your lines m competition with tin
Standard Oil company ? " continued thi
"The Continental Oil companv did S (
until they wcro bought out by the Stan
dard Oil company. "
"The Continental company sold on
because it couldn't continue in businos :
in competition with the Standard Oi
company with profit , didn't it ? " sail
"The Continental sold out because i
found it more profitable than to continui
in business , I suppose , " replied Air. Kim
"You people in the East , " said Judge
Poppleton , "allowed the Standard Oi
company to got such a grip that wo wen
put at the mercy of it out West here. "
"You don't mean to say that it gobblcc
up the Union Pacific road , do you ? " sail
Governor Pattison , smiling.
"No ; but there's no doubt but what I
swallowed up the stale of Pennsylvania , '
retorted Judge Popploton.
At the conclusion of this playful banto
the commission adjourned until 10 o'clocl
this morning , when the examination o
Mr. Kimbull will be resumed.
J. McDonnell , F. A. I. A. , Architect
N. E. cor. 15th and Dodge.
Rev. A. A. Lambert , 8. J.
The many friends of the Hov. A. A
Lambert , S. J. , formerly vlco presidon
of Croighton college , and professor o
sciences at Msirquotto college , Milwau
kee , will bo pleased to learn that ho ha
accepted the invitation to deliver th
oration at the laying of the cornor-ston
of St. John's collegiate church c
Crelghtou college next Sunday aftoi
noon. Governor Thayer and Mayo
Broatch have been invited to be present
Estimates for glass furnished by Cun
mings & Neilson , jobbers of Plate , Win
dow and Ornamental Giasj , Paints , Oil :
etc. , 1118 Furnaru St.
U. l\ Pay Cnr.
Mr. 'V. A. Douol , assistant suporhiton
dent , and R. W. Baxter , trainmaster , t
the Union Pacific road started out ye1
tcrday morning on the pay car to Gran
Island und the branches , for the purpos
otpaying the agonls. trackmen , operator
and others. They will alao.muko ngencr :
Inspection. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
. Our Motto "Good Grades , Low Prices
LI Central Lumber Yard , 1'Jttx & CalUorw
' TJ1K FAIINAM SOUOOU
A Pew Fnct * Concerning Tills New
The Farnam street school has boon
open for nearly two years. It presents
in attractive appearance to the passer-
jy , while the Interior Is almost as fresh
and clean as when it was thrown opau
.o Omaha children , It contains ton
classes which occupy three floors. The
number in attendance is 893. During
.ho year 01 i children were enrolled. Of
these , a largo number retired on the 1st
of April , when the Georgia avenue
school was opened. The principal is
Miss Annie P. Truland.
The teacher of the seventh grade Is
Miss Eliza Allan. She Is In charge of
thirty-two scholars , the loaders of which
tire Robert Patterson , Thomas Black-
well , May Ganson , Nellie Bowman and
Jharles Thomas , the last mentioned , four
terms in throe , thus saving about three
months' . This class-room
time. - is most
anautifully yet simply decorated. The
jortler of the black board Is decorated with
crayon designs made by the children.
On one side of the room the expert iuvo-
nile artists have drawn a pretty moulding
decorated with a passion vine. On an
other is the roll of honor printed
upon the loaves of an open
liook , while near the entrance
is a pair of Japanese fans , the handles of
which are crossed and in the leaves of
which are written in beautiful characters
Iho exercises of the day. The credit for
the writing is mainly duo to Augusta
Spetman , and the drawing to Charles
Wilbur , Susie Huntoon , Harry i'inn. and
Ktlyth Culley. On the west wall , above
the black board , is a flight of swallows ,
illustrative of Longfellow's poem. They
are cut in paper and lightly pinned to
the wall , producing really a pretty effect.
This room is by tar the most tasty and
beautifully decorated yet met with in
Flora M. Harvey teaches the eighth B ,
comprising twenty-seven scholars.
Among the leading pupils arc Lillie
Sleoto , Grace Cortland , Bert BoardMaud
MeClure , Frank Alexander , and James
tsh. The last mentioned did two years'
work in one , and fifteen of the children
also succeeded in compressing the work
of three into two terms.
The class of sixth B is in charge of MISI
Stillwoll , and consists of thirty-live chil
dren. One-half of the members have
iimdo throe grades in ton months. Dur
ing the year there has been no tardiness
among these scholars , and eight of them
them have been present in class every
day. The distinguished children are
Bessie Skinner , Grace Vander-
voort , Frank Shrlby , Clara Spotman ,
and Ilattlo Travers. The walls of this
room were also ornamented with crayon
sketches though not so elaborately as
those of Miss Allan's.
The classes sixth A and fifth B are
taught by Miss L. M. Sheppard. They
contain thirty-one children , among the
most prominent of the latter being
Alanson Day , Thomas Buddick , Celia
Booth , Howard Bill and Harry Frank.
Miss Clara Mason's classes are those of
third A and 1 $ , consisting of forty-seven
children. During the school year , con
sisting of 101 days , thrro of the scholars
have not missed a session. Those par
ticularly distinguished in their studies ,
are Bertha Higgins , Gertrude Sturgeon ,
David Curry , Maggie Dougherty , and
Ali.ss Mary Harris Lomax has charge of
first A and B classes in which there are
fifty-two scholars. Two of these are
colored , both of whom are considered
bright and studious. Twelve members
of the class have done one term's work
more than is required in the year. The
most prominent of the children are :
Mercy Salisbury , Bertha Easson , Louisa
Metz , Eliza Buckley aud Ellio Rummell ,
In the classes of first C and second A
there are forty seven children under the
charge of Frank Paine. Twelve of thorn
during the three terms have done the
worK of four , the leading scholars being
Annie Honrickson , Mabel Campbell ,
Joseph May , Clara Stem and Clara
' The children who have particularly
distinguished themselves in the fourth B
nnd fifth A classes.taught by Miss Minnie
K. Wilson , are Willie Curry , Willie
Travers , Abbio Gard , Gregory GrofT and
There are two colored children in
Lizzie M. Elcock's classes , fourth A nnd
B , and both of them are spoken of as
being bright and industrious. Among
the thirty-nine members the following
have been singled for distinction : Flora
Day , Alice Drake , Nelly Chancs , Maria
Valentino. Ralph Pierso'n , Herbert Obor-
folder , Ethel Soaver and Henry Hen-
drickson. Masters Pierson and Obor-
folder did one term's extra work.
In- Miss Truhmd's class , second A and
B , there are fourty-six children. Hero
too , a number of the little ones have done
four term's work , the distinguished ones
being JlarvOleson , Louise Peterson , Lucy
Bechcl , Mary Johnson , Bessie Bowlby
and D.iena Pioss.
In this school , the following boys and
girls have been regular in attendance
during the year , not having missed a day :
Bert Marr , Frank Shelby , Sonlna Green ,
Louis Drake , Amy IIowll , Hiling Sand-
berg , Clar Spetman , Charles Neweomb ,
Charles Watts , George Rczac , Georco
Tyrrell , Josie Taylor , Robert Anderson ,
Beatrice Lynn , Ethel Lynn , Deborah
Wimborger , Alice Swigert , Carl Frank ,
and Anton Lundstrom. The two last-
mentioned have not been absent from
schools in three years. The attendance ,
tliis year , was 93.4 percent , mi increase of
two percent over that of last year.
A fonture of this school , which is pos
sessed by no other public school of the ,
city , is a little library , in the third story.
It contains 133 volumes , of biography ,
history , travels , poetry , besides a com
plete bet of Chamber's encyclopaedia ,
several volumes of Harper's Monthly ,
and other works which may bo porsned
with interest. Books are given out be
tween 8:30 : and 3 o'clock every morning ,
and returned the same evening.
The library is in clmnro of the teach
ers on the third lloor , each of
whom looks after it for a week at a time ,
appointing two of her scholars to record
the distribution and return of the vol
umes. The books were secured by dona
tion and purchase , the money having
been obtained voluntarily from the chil
dren and by an entertainment given by a
number of thorn inoncot the class rooms.
The walls of the little room are decorated
with pictures illustrative of American
literature and patriotism. The library
has been greatly appreciated by the
scholars and the teachers feel that there IH
none of their work of the year of which
they are moro proud.
Till ! , COUUTH.
Closn of Evidence In the Vollmor
Trial The Arguments.
In the Vollmor trial yesterday morn
ing , Mr. Potter , who took stenographic
reports at the coronar's investigation and
preliminary hearing , was called for the
purpose of impeaching the evidence ol
one Cumraings , a witness for the state ,
Prosecutor Simcral , however , objected tc
Potter's appealing to his notes in nnswci
to Estollo's questions , and the objection
was sustained by Judge Groff. The defense
Charles Vollmer , the defendant , was
then put upon the stand to testify in hi :
own behalf. Ho is a low-browed , short ,
rather thick-sot German , with u dull ,
stolid and expressionless countenance ,
deep-sot eyes , short-cropped hair , and
a very unprepossessing-looking appear
ttnce. Ho was greatly embarrassed
upon taking the stand , eyed the courl
and the lawyers , aud the jury furllvoly.u :
if expecting disaster from auy-source
ile trcmblod'TUibly when ordered by the
court to stand "tp and speak out loud ,
and the follow was evidently In much
mental and physical distress ,
Ho said ho hid resided here about two
years. \ \ orkod in flowoll's lumberyard.
Wont to Mueller's on the fatal night in
company wltluBcholl. Remembered but
little about what took place In the hall
excepting tlmt'ho ' hoard man a singing
and ho told him ho was a nice singer.
Mot the fellow again and he said ho
wanted a pipe hill of my whiskers. Told
him I wanted nothing to do with him.
Wont back into the hall , walked round ,
then wont out again. No one with Quin-
Ian when he asked for a pipe full of my
whiskers. Wont Into the garden , saw some
fellows looking in garden door. Schcll
and I then went out and walked up
toward Spoerl's garden. Those men
came after us. They overtook us. Heard
my partner , who was behind mo , call for
help. I turned , and the crowd was on
me , four or live of thorn. One of them
struck mo between the eyes with his fist ,
it felt like the prick of a needle. Didn't
see anything in his hand. Could only
make out their outlines. After being hit
I shot , but heard Homo fellow say just
before this , to "give It to 'em. " I
wanted to scare them otV. I was badly
frightened ; thought my life was in dan
ger. After shooting I ran toward the
shot tower. 1 never turned round ; and
fired but one shot. Scholl soon rejoined
mo , and wo wont home. Went to work
next morning , but quit at 10. Laid
round boarding house until dinner time ,
and after dinner I went out to Scholl's. 1
didn't eat much dinner. There was blood
on my face where Iwas struck the night
before. 1 borrowed the revolver of my
room-mate. Was coing to the tlu-nter ,
and thought I might want it. Was
stopped one night near the railroad by
some men who wanted my money , and i
thought 1 might bostopped again. Never
saw Quinlon before that night. When
the policeman came to Schell's house ho
asked me my name , then said "Vollmer
1 want you. " Ho brought mo down be
fore the police court , after going to mv
boarding house with two other ollieors
anil getting the revolver.
Vollm > r was put through a long nnd
rigid cross-examination by Mr. Gannon ,
during which he became much confused ,
and contradicted himself llatly in many
important particulars , but nothing new
Dr. Robert , the closing witness for the
defense , said that the scar on Vollmor's
head on the day of the coroner's inquiry ,
was but superficial , a mere abrasion of
the skin , which might have been caused
by the blow of a man's fist.
The jury here examined this alleged
scar , which has the appearance of an old
dried scratch , and lies right between the
With Dr. Robert the testimony closed
and court adjourned until 2 o'clock.
Court opened In the afternoon by the
argument of Mr. Gannon on belnilf of
the state. He was followed by Mr. Es-
tclle for Vollmer and Prosecutor Simcral
Before Judge Neville the $10,000 dam
age suit of Mrs. Winnie McDermott vs.
the Omaha Bolt railway is still in pro
gress , but will bo given to the jury late
Judge Wakelev is hearing the case of
John A Dodge against Helen E. Fricman
to quiet title to.certain real estate.
Judge Ilopowell was engaged this
morning in hearing motions and assign-
A suit for $1,000 damages was filed in
the county court , Judge McCnllough ,
this morning , styled Nels Neilson vs.
Henry Dciss. Neilson was a hand in
Deiss' briekvard , and while employed in
digging elay for one of the moulding
machines , an embankment caved in upon
him , breaking his collar bone and other
wise seriously injuring him , and since
snid accident , which had happened , it is
alleged , through the gross neglect and
inattention of the proprietor of the yard ,
Neilson has boon thoroughly incapaci
tated for work of any kind ! Hearing
This morning , before Judge Dundy ,
Frank Piekett pleaded guilty to the
charge of selling malt liquor without
having dlsplnvon the tax-paid certificate
in his place of businessund , was fined $25
The Great null Sale of 1H87.
At South Omaha , Nebraska , Thursday ,
Juno 80,1887 , at 1 p. m. Col. J. A. Mann ,
and F. M. Woods will sell to the highest
bidder sixty pure-bred Hereford bulls
from the Stoekfiolds herds , property of
Sotham & Stickneys , Pontiac , Michigan ,
Every animal recorded and certificate ot
recor'l furnished with every animal. This
lot of bulls should attract the attention of
every farmer in the Missouri Valley as
well as the ranchmen farther west. They
are ottered in that thriving breeding con
dition , which experience proves moro
profitable. Those bulls are brought
from Pontiac to Omaha in Burton cars
without unloading onrouto , or passing
near the disease centres , and are from
Michigan , a state that has never con-
tainedn single case of contagious cattle
disease , and is above suspicion. Among
the number are the Prizewinners Vandcr-
bilt 12191 , of Regulus-Horace blood ; Gen
eral Hancock 24S93 , of the Grove 3d ,
blood ; Argyle 1708 ! ) . of the Archibald
blood , and many others that are show
animals ; the lot representing the blood
of such noted s'res ' a Grove 3d , Horace ,
Sir Benjamin , Lord Wilton , Sir Thomas ,
Carlisle Archibald , Merry Monarch , Sir
Charles , Walford , Tredegar , Horace 5lh.
Cover provided. Sale positive. No re
serve or by bids. Remember the date
and order a catalogue of
SOTHAM & STIRKNKYS ,
Headquarters June 15 to 30 , Exchange
hotel. South Omaha.
These bulls are now on on exhibition
in the .sheep pens at the Union stock
yards and are attracting much attention
Police Court Pointers.
In the police court yesterday morning
Judge Bcrka disposed of some twenty-
three cases , including the usual batch of
drunks , vags and disorderlies. In addi
tion to these chronics was the case
of Myron McLaiighlin , who was
mulcted in the sum otf 15 and costs , and
in default went up.
In the ease of Sam Froyer , who , while
on the hunt for his stolen chronometer ,
dropped into a second-hand joint on
Tenth street Tuesday evening , and
among a hotorogonous assortment of
ticKers in ihe show case recognized his
own long lost super. He asked to see it ,
and oncn trotting it within his fins , ho
swore he'd never give it up. An angry
altercation then ensued , ami eventuated
in the proprietor , M. Rottcnberg , and n
couple of his clerks hopping onto Mr.
Froycr's back. They were out bulling the
proverbial ho bovine in a China shop ,
when the cops < like ghosts in the night ,
swooped clown on the belligerents find
run 'em all in. The jtidgo gave Froyer
$18 and costs , but having left his port-
monaio on the piano , ho wont up ; while
Rottenberg was assessed $5 and costs ,
and liquidating ho was made as free as
the summer air again.
O. F. Shaw , of 1520 North Nineteenth
strcot.camo into the station with just
three or four moro piifi's of brcr.th
loft , and reported that sonio sinis
ter looking , black whiskered individual
had driven up to his barn on the alley in
the rear of his promises yesterday oven-
inc and carried oil'a $25 cook stove ho
had stored there. The neighbors had
witnessed the bold daylight eonlKcatlon
with their very eyes , and Mr. Shaw leaving -
ing a inscription of the calcfactor
wanted Iho police to rush right olt and
look it up. They rushed.
"Tho Happy Thought Is the best hard
coal range in tlio world. " .For bale by C.
Gardner , ? H North lOth SU
WHY THEY ARE NOT PURE.1
The absolute purity of the Royal Baking Powder la a
fact not questioned by nnyono ; but the questions ro fre
quently asked : Why do not other manufacturers , also , put
up pure baking powders , free from lime , alum , and other adul
terants ? Is it n fact that the Royal is the only pure baking
powder made ?
There are three classes of these articles : Cream of tartar
baking powders , made from cream of tartar and bi-carbontit
of soda ; phosphate baking powders , in which phosphatio acid
is used as a substitute for cream of tartar ; and alum baking
ponders , nado from burnt alum and soda.
Burnt alum baking powdera nro of the cheapest class.
They cost less than four cents a pound , are concededly poi
sonous , aud because of their well-known inferiority are never
cold unoer their true colors. Baking powders sold with a
prize or gift are of this class.
The phosphate baking powders contain from 8 to 12 per
cent , of lime , which is an ingredient of the phosphate used in
them as a substitute for cream oi tartar. It is impossible to
eradicate the lime from this class of powders. This baking
powder is next to the alum baking powders in cost.
The cream of tartar baking powders , to which class the
Royal belongs , to be pure must bo made from absolutely pure
cream o' tartar. The Royal Baking Powder is made from
cream of tartar specially refined and prepared for its use by
patent processes by which the tartrato of lime is totally
eliminated. Thee is no other process by which cream of
tartar can bo freed from lime made 100 per cent , pure
in quantities practical for commercial purposes. Other
baking powder makers , not being able to .obtain theso' chem
ically pure goods ( which are used exclusively in the Royal )
arc dependent upon the cream of tartar of the market , refined
by the old-fashioned methods , for their supply , and by these
methods it is impossible to eliminate the limo and other impurities
i These are the reasons why the Royal is absolutely pure ,
while all other baking powders contain either lime or alum. J
I * The vital importance of absolute purity in the articles
wo eat as promotivo of perfect health is daily moro generally
being considered. How large a share in producing impure
and unwholesome food the limo and alum baking powdera
Lave had in the past , is becoming fully recognized.
| The absolute purity of the Royal Baking Powder not
only renders it moro perfectly wholesome , but its freedom from
all extraneous substances makes it of higher strength and
effectiveness as a leavening agent , and therefore moro economi
cal for uso. It is accordingly certified by the U. S. Govern
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baking powder made.
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the largest assortment of Pianos and Organs to be found at
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Successors to Jno. G. Jacobs.
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And many other complaints cured by
EVIDENCE OF 1887
A Prominent Buffalo I'liysldan
I o , N , V. , Feb. H ,
Dr Homo , Chicago , 111 , IJewr Mr : It li something
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rhoiimttl m , from which I hart Buffered 2years. 1
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of my patients sulTorlnc with chronic diseases of va
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debility , epilepsy , rheumatlim pain In the back ana
kidney * , tc. , etc. , etc. All rmvo nurch'tscd "na
worn them with most Kratlfylni ; result8. Icnnblgbly
recommend your Klectrlo Iiulti ainoMesslntr great
merit. Fraternally yours ,
I. I ) . MrMiniAEiM. D.ffl
A Chicago riilHlciiui Says ,
Ir Home Dniir Sir : 1 hare mod noTOral kind i ot
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I can honestly ulve tbo proforunce to rouri , by all
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othcrii. Vouri fraternally , J. H , JOHDON , M n ,
J n 14,1S87. OfflceJil ? .State-it. , Chlcazo
A Physician Says. All of My Patient
nrw.J.ItornnInventor llear Sir : 1 roconimon4
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trouble , any chronic liver or kldnny dl ea o * . All of
my patient * that ara uilnz roar I'.lectrlc Melts ara
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rbysloUn and Surueon
A Minister of tlio Gorman Evancrclloa
: Clinrnh , Kays :
I.nniiTD.v. Alleuan Co , Mich. , Fob ? , 1MJ
Dr. W. J. II irnn. Clilcucu , ul I > o r Sir : Tour
Klcctrlc llelts do nil you clHlm. One of them belnodl
nieof dyspepsia coamipatlon and general debility ,
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yon let mo have thoaitenoy for this townihlpTPIeai *
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RKV , LOUIS nitUMM.
Hcsldonco , Ulddlovllle , Barry county. Mich.-
Neuralg ia of the Stomach Cur oil.
ClItRTNUT. Il.t. . . Jan. 10,1837
Dr. Horn * Pear Rir : 1 win luifrrlug with neural
Hi tot the stomach , and medicine seemed to have no
effect ; even morphine did notrelievn we inuuli , Tha
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ind lait Hboutslz uours. 1 Kent for nneof your Klta
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ole Inventor , Proprietor auU Munufaourer.
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