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Cleveland's ' Beform Methods to bo Approved
by One Civil Service Commissioner.
Victoria Hands a Itoplr to the 1'rcsl-
deni'H CopitrntulAtorjr hotter
tmmar'a llcaclndlng Order
, Democratic Civil Service.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the BJCE.J It Is believed that the
forthcoming annual report ot the civil ser
vice commission will glvo Cleveland's ad
ministration a cortltlcato of oed character
and criticise sharply the civil service reform
ers of the George William Curtis school.
Politicians say It Is another Indication of
Cleveland's 'anxiety to secure a ro-nomltia-
tlon. Commissioner Kd crton , In a con ver
nation yesterday , said that In : his Judgment
under the law , the form of removal
Ms no more restricted than it was
before the civil service law was
enacted. He maintained that It Is the duty ot
the commission to procure irood and compe
tent persons for the classified service , nnd
when that Is done. Its duty Is ended. Con
tinuing , ho milled : "In tlio report I shall
take very decided grounds against these In
vestigations , upon Indefinite charges miulo
by irresponsible persons. I. shall he pretty
oevero on the Chicago civil service league ,
who made charges and then had nothing to
sustain them. Such onjani/.atlons should at
tend to their own loKltinmto business. No
ofllclal Is hound to give reasons lor the dis
missal of a subordinate. "
Civil Service Commissioner Kdperton Is
busy to-nluht making the linal revisions In
his report on the alleged violations ot the
civil service law In the Chicago postolllco.
JJo said that the reports of the board would
probably bo tnnde public to-morrow. " 1 say
reports , " hold the commissioner , "because
there will certainly bo t\vo , and the probabil
ities arc that there will bo three. Mr. 1/ymaii
has examined my report and ho does not
agree with the conclusion which 1 have
drawn. Ho Is preparing a report of his own ,
which I am Inclined to think will dlller rad
ically from this one of mine. I fcol sure ,
too , that Mr. Oberlv will have a report of his
own' , wlilch. while it may ngrco with mine In
several particulars , will differ with it greatly
In several material points. "
.Mr. Kdgorton was asked to allow his re
port to be scon , but ho declined to do so , as
he paid that the whole matter will bo made
public In a day or two at the farthest
Victoria's Reply to the President.
WASHINGTON , August 10. The following
reply to the president's congratulatory tele
gram sent on the occasion of. Her Majesty's
jubilee celebration , lias just been received
from Queen Victoria :
Victoria by the grace of God of the King
dom of Great Hritaln and Ireland , queen ,
defender of the faith , empress of India , etc. ,
etc. , to the president of the United States
eendoth greeting. Our Good Friend : Wo
have received from the hands of Mr. 1'helps ,
United States minister at our court , the let
ter which you addressed to us on the 2Gth of
May last , and In which you convoy your
congratulations and those of the people of
the United States on the occasion of the cele
bration of the llftletti anniversary ot our ac
cession to the throne.
Wo request you to accept our best thanks
lor tins proof of friondsblo and good will
which with similar proofs wo have received
from the rulers and people of other states ,
has caused us most sincere gratification. In
thanking you also for the choice which you
have made of Mr. Phclps to bo the Interpreter
of your sentiments on this occasion to re
quest you to accept in return our boat thanks
tor your own uninterrupted happiness and
woliaro and for the prosperity ot the United
States of America and so wo recommend you
to the protection of the Almighty.
Given at our Court of Wlnsor Castle the 18th
day of July of the year ot our Lord , 1887 ,
and In the r.lst year of our rolgn. Your
good friend , VICTORIA.
, Modified the Order.
WASHINGTON , August 1C. Secretary
Lamar has modified his order of yesterday
restoring to the public domain the lands held
as Indemnity by the various roads , so far at
it related to the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneap
olis & Omaha Ktxllroad company , In the fol
lowing particulars : "As to the lands selected
by this company , amounting to 104,001 acres ,
and which selections were disapproved by
the commissioner of the general land office
July 8,1887. this order of restoration will not
apply until a decision by the department
thereon , Inasmuch as a question of the cor
rectness of the said commissioners' report
was pending before and being considered by
me prior to the issuance of the present
order. "
'Secretary "Lairar is preparing a decision
relating to the Indemnity ot the withdrawals
of the Northern Pacllio railroad company.
He reviews at some length the company's
construction of the law. lie will not concur
in IU views. lie will hold tlmt congress
recognized the political division ! ot the
etatos and territories when It gave the com
pany ten alternate odd-numbered sections of
land on each sldoof the line of the road when
U passes through a state and a twenty mile
nectlon when it passes through a territory.
The lien land la but a substitute for granted
land and the same boundary lines apply to
ono as to the other. The same distinction Is
preserved In providing for an Indemnity
belt. Thesecrotary will say that In his opinion
and according to the views herein expressed
the indemnity claim of the company must bo
really reduced and it will not require all
their vacant , off-numbered sections within
Ito Indemnity limits , but that there would be
land * to restore to the public domain. The
eoretary will hold that this company U en
titled to but one Indemnity belt ot ten miles
In width , and that the grant ot JnlySO , 1870 ,
repealed and mod I lied that of the first , so far
M they conflicted , and that both acts relate
to ( he same indemnity belt. These are the
only points not covered by the decision of
yesterday la tue Atlantic & Pacllio case.
At ) Dnmbno an Oyater.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK.J The reports of Colo-
' pel VUas" Journey home to Wisconsin
incog. , have started up a good deal of mirth
here where the Impression is common that
the postmaster-general takes to public llfo
very awkwardly. He Is bothered loss than
any other cabinet ofllcer by newspaper men ,
who have long since learned that he was In
capable ot revealing news of any kind , no
matter how unimportant. They do not at
tribute It to a proper olliclal discretion on Col
onel Vitas' part , but to a habit lone fixed by
tils career as a lawyer of not stating the
moat common-place fact squarely for fear of
committing himself. None ot Colonel Vllas'
predecessors ever had to travel Incog. Hall
way Mall Superintendent Nash will go home
Irjcog. next week. Judge K. E. Bryant , the
assistant altornoy.cnneral for the post office
department , went homo lucog. this morning
for a vacation of two weeks. During Ids ab
sence he will Join the postmaster-general In
a lishlnir trip to the northern part ot the
state , lie will then assist the postnmster-
Kencral to write his annual report.
Concerning the Hawaii Islnndc.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the UEK.I Olllclnls of the depart
ment of state reiterate their denial of Iho re
ports that the United States Is taking stops
towards the acquisition of the Hawaiian
Islands. It Is not ( 'lOnlod , however , that this
government would vigorously oppose the In
terference ot any foreign power In the au
touomy of the Islands as the slate departmenl
ollloi&U look upon them as of vast political
Importance to the United States. Said one
gentleman high in authority to-day : "Tho
United Status will never sit by and see the
guns of a foreign nation pointing at the
golden Kate from Hawaii or the mouth ot the
Mississippi from Cuba. Hut there Is no rea
son wby we should Interfere with the attain
of either ot those Islands until called upon
by ono or the other. It It becomes necessary
to protect American Interests In the Ha
waiian Islands tbe United States will actbut
otherwise this government will take no part
In the present trouble. "
"Had department any warning of the
revolution before U broke out' . ' "
"None whatever , excout the knowledge
that the government was In serious financial
straits and that great dissatisfaction existed
among the people. "
1'oital Channel.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ SjH-cW Telegram -
gram to the BKE.I A new postotllce was
MUblUned to-day atlloll , Crawford county ,
[ iv , with Cornelius Utittcworth as postmas
ter. The name of the office heretofore known
ns Spaldlug , In Grcoley county , Neb. , has
> ccn changed to Grceley , A now postoflice
hns been established at Gladstone , Jefferson
county , NcU , witti Carl F. Stark as post
master. The onico at Silos , Lincoln county ,
S'ob. , has been ordered discontinued. Malts
will go to North Platto.
1'onnlonn Granted.
WASHINGTON , August 1 < X fSpeclal Tele
gram to the UKK.J The following were
irantcd to-day : Iowa pensions , originals :
James T , McCormlck.Manbcrsvlllo ; Norman
K. Dornan , Allan ton ; George W. Smith ,
Coon Kaptds ; Henry Maxwell , Karego ;
John G. Cudwnrth , Anamosa : John W.
Howe , Orient , inctcase : William Camp
bell , Ablngdon ; Ilonry S. Tucker , Gleu-
wood : Sylvester Church. Iowa Falls ; Marlon
M. Palo , Wapello ; ilenry Langenberg ,
Washington : FrodO. Loeber , Port Dodge ;
Harvey Gaskoll , Llnovlllo ; George W. House ,
Dttumwa ; Andrew J. Krb , Moorohuad ;
Illland II. Shlpman , Mllford. Mexican war :
Jacob Urlney. Lacey.
WASHIOTON , August 10. ISpoclal Tele
gram to the BKE. ] The following western
patents were granted to-day : John \j. lirink ,
Uubuque , la. , heating apparatus ; John W.
Dunckhorst , Davenport , IB. , washing ma
chine ; Thomas Graucr. Worthlngton , la. ,
hay loader : James A. Hlnson , assignor to
I'onsou automatic car coupler company , Des
Molnes , la. , car coupling device ; Allen
Johnston , OUuinwa , la. , screw machine ;
Charles McGlothlen , assignor nf one-fourth
: o W. F. Gould , Des Molnos , la. , railway
: ractc ; John 11. nndT. D. Morris , Sewnrd ,
Sell. , permutation lock ; John Homier , IHir-
liiL'ton , la. , loldlng Iron stand and clothes
rack combined : Alexander StocUdalcVol -
cott , la. , cat pet stretcher ,
Think * * Statistician Dorlgo Is Honest.
WASHINGTON , August 10. Commissioner
Colman , of the department of agriculture ,
who has just returned from the north , In an
Interview relative to the acreage of tobacco ,
says to-day that an Investigation Is being
made repaidlng the July report about which
complaints come from Kentucky. He said
ho had lull faith in Statistician Dodge. "I
satisfied " said ho "that the
nm , , report was
made honestly and In coed faith. It Is cer
tain that the prospect for western tobacco Is
very poor. The August report of condition ,
even on the area to which exception Is taken ,
indicates less than half a crop. "
Fopclcn Bids.for the New Navy.
WASHINGTON , August 10. Secretary
Whitney has appointed a board of ofllcers ,
consisting of live oHlcors , to convene at such
time and place as may bo designated by the
presiding officer of the board , for the purpose
of examining plans furnished by "the liar-
row Shipbuilding company , of London , Eng
land , " for the construction Of a battle ship
of nbout eighty thousand tons displacement ,
authorized by congress , and repotting to the
department the probable cost , exclusive of
Helznro or Snal Klshora.
WASHINGTON , August 10. The secretary
of the treasury received reports from Captain
Shepard , commanding the revenue steamer
Itush , dated Ounalaska , Alaska , July 11 and
18 , In which ho says that from July 9 to 17 ho
seized the British schooner W. P. Say-
ward and the British steam schooner
Dolphin , of Victoria , B. C. , the American
schooner Lily Ik. of San Francisco ,
and the British steam schooner Grace , In the
Uehrlng sea , for violations ot the seal fishing
laws. The vessels were nil sontto Sitka ,
Alaska , and turned over to the United States
marshal for prosecution.
Roaervo Banks.
WASHINGTON. August 18. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE.I The comptroller of the
currency has approved the selection of the
Chase National bank of Now York as reserve
ngcnt for the Cltl/ens' National bank of
Norfolk , Nub. ; also the American National ,
of Kansas City , for tbo First National , of
Ked Cloud.
Preliminary fraction at Rollevnc.
BKLI.KVUK , Neb. , August 10. ] Social
Telegram to the BKK. I The following is the
result of the second day's preliminary prac
tice , skirmish lirlnic in the forenoon and
firing at 200and 800yards in the afternoon :
Lieutenant Kerr. Seventeenth Infantry. . 3-Ki
Corporal Mullln , Seventh Infantiy : ui :
Private Holt , Klghth Infantry 540
Sergeant Lewis. Seventh Infantry 332
1'rlvato Dletz. Seventeenth infantry. , . 330
Sergeant Itomlg , Seventeenth infantry. 815
Corporal Glenn , Seventeenth Infantry. . . 315
Private Annls , Twenty-first Infantry. . . . 310
Lieutenant Gcrrard , Ninth cavalry 810
Sergeant Srhollo , Seventh Infantry 803
Corporal Kelly , Sixth Infantry 301
Private Mercer , Seventeenth infantry. . . ! X )
Corporal Bronnan , Second infantry 207
Corporal U'Donnell , Seventh Infantry. . . 1203
At Fort HnollliiR.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , August lO.-The light
and wind were both unfavorable tor good
scores In the Department of Dakata shoot at
Fort Snelllug to-day. The following are the
boat scores and aggregate for three days :
To-day's Age. 3
score , days.
Sorg. Oreon , 1st cav 04 : i')5 )
Private Hamilton , 1st cav 63 KS.ri
Corporal Noon , 1st cav 08 3S9
Privito Kamery , 1st cav 50 383
Lieut. A very , 3d Infantry. . . . 03 4W
Serct Mitchell. 3d infantry..70 395
SeruU Paimor , 3d Infantry 67 403
Private Feeney , 6th infantry..03 411
Sergt. Ungtr , 5th Infantry 40 377
Corp. McManus , 15th infantry..01 S8l
Sergt. Crow , 20th Infantry 74 402
Corp. Boyle , 20th Infantry 40 385
At Fort licavenworth.
LKAVKNWOUTU , Kan. , August 10. [ Spe
cial Telegram to the BKK I The following
Is the score of the first fourteen men In the
seventh annual competitive contest for the
first two days :
1st Sd
day. dav. Total.
Peterson. Corp. A , Sth cav..107 174 341
Hardln. 3d Lieut. 18th Inf..105 175 340
McComb. 1st. Lieut , 6th cav..107 170 337
Macbon , Sergt. 1st cav 171 104 K)5 )
Parker , Sergt. D. Sth cav..1W 103 383
BiddlecombSerc.D,7thcav..l63 108 331
Lundren , trump. Sth cav. . . . 103 160 330
Bendley , Sergt. 7th cav 1S7 173 330
Jenney , Corp. B , 18th Int. . .109 100 33) )
Preston. Private L , Oth cav ,157 173 339
1.0W1S , Oorp. K , 13th int. . ,105 163 ZX
Kalch , Corn. B , 7th cav . . .103 105 337
Leekamp , SergUjC , Mil cav ,153 109 327
Sloan , Private D , Sth cav. . 103 103 3tt
Hasting * Do foots MoCook.
McCooK , Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the Ur.K. ] The Hastings club played
an exhibition game In this city to-day. The
score by innings was :
Hastings 0 4010303 1 17
McCook 0 3 0 0 00004 0
National Lienigua Games.
CHICAGO , August 16. The game between
the Chicago and Detroit teams to-day re
sulted as follows :
Detroit 0 00500000 5
Chicago o oioooo a o-a
Pitchers Getzeln and Clurkson. Base
hits-Detroit 8 , Chicago 8. Errors-Detroit
1 , Chicago 5. Umpire Powers.
BOSTON , August 1C. The came be
tween the Boston nnd Now York teams
to-day resulted as follows :
Boston o oooooiao s
New York 1 0000430 * 8
Pitchers Itadhoiirn and Welch. Base
hits Boston 8 , Now York 13. Errors Boston
14 , New York 14. Umpire-Sullivan.
PHILADELPHIA , August 10. The game be
tween tbe and Washington Philadelphia
teams to-day resulted as follows :
Philadelphia. .3000040001 7
Washington : . . ! 000308010 0
Tmi Innings.
Pitchers Ferguson and O'Dav. Base hits
Philadelphia 17 , Washington 1'J. Errors-
Philadelphia 4 , Washington 2. Umpire-
American Association.
NKW YOUK , Aucnst 16. The game be
tween the Metropolitan and Baltimore teams
to-day resulted as follows :
Metropolitans. . . . ! 0 14
Baltimore 3 30000301 8
PIIILAUKLVHIA , August 1C. The game be
tween tbe Athletic and Brooklyn teams
to-day resulted as follows :
Athletics 4 oaoOOOOO-6
Brooklyn 0 81011000-6
CINCINNATI , August 16. The came be
tween the Cincinnati and Louisville teams
to-day resulted as follows :
Cincinnati 0 10800000 4
Louisville 0 00100100 1
CI.KVKLANU , August 10.-The game between
the Cleveland and St. Louis' teams to-day re
sulted as follows :
fit , Louis. . 1 0 4 8 0 0 4 0 0-11
Cleveland . 1 OOP 00011 4
DBS MOINKS , la. , Autust 10. The North
western league games to-day resulted as fol
lows :
Des Molnes 5 , La Crosse 3 , at La Crosao.
Milwaukee 1 , Oslikosh 4 , at Oshkosb.
Dulutli 0 , St Paul 'J. at St. Paul.
Kau Claire 8 , Minneapolis 17 , at Minne
apolis. .
Tbo Haratoaa Itaooa.
SAHATOOA , August 10. The weather to
day was beautiful , the attendance the largest
of the meeting and the track fast. Following
Is the summary :
Three-quarters mile : Harry Ittissoll won ,
Cossett second and Lcbox third. Time ,
One mile and a furlone : Sxvltt won , Royal
Arch second and Queen Elizabeth third.
Time , l:50X. :
Unomiloand live furlongs : Tramp won ,
Glenspray second and Carey third. Time ,
.ri7H' <
One mile : Hosnllnd won , lllmalava second
anil Mangle Mitchell third. Time , l:4i : : ) < .
Three-quarters mile : liroughton won ,
Unique second , aud Jublloo third. Time ,
1:10. : _
Monmoiitli I'arlc Knees.
MONMOUTH 1'AHK , N. J. , August 10. TllO
weather nnd track wore gooil. Following Is
the summary :
Seven-eighths mile : Flatroolottn won ,
Brolt second , Spaldlng third. Time l:89'f. : '
Three-fourths mile : Flt/jamus won , Spec
ialty second , Satan tulrd. Time 1 :10V. :
Ono and one-eighth miles : Laggard won ,
I'ontico second , Long Knoucht third. Time
1:573-10. :
Mlln : Kalian won , Belvedere second ,
Phil Leo third. Tlmo-2:0l : # .
Mlle : Eabter Suml.iv won , Gonf.tllon
second , Suitor third. Time 1:15. :
One-fourth mile , over live hurdles : Has-
sauce \\oii , Koferco second , Little Follow
third , rime 3:31. :
The Volunteer Wins Aiinln.
NEWPOIST , U. I. , Aueust 10. The race for
the cltUcn CUD to-day over the Sow and Plus
: ourso was won by the Volunteer , which
! > eat the Puritan by more than half an hour.
The Mayflower was fifteen minutes behind
tin ) Puritan. Sachem won In the schooner
_ _
Tlinver County Affairs.
HKUIION , Neb. , August 10. fSpeclal
to the BKK.J The ofllocrs ot the Thayer
County Agricultural society am mak
ing extensive arrangements for the com
ing Thayer county fulr to bu held September
1 , 7 and 8. The society has purchased sixty-
live acres adjoining Hebron nnd will soon
tiavo one of iho best fairgrounds in southern
The Thayer county teachers' Institute en
tered upon the third and last week yesterday
with Increased attendance. There are now
nearly 100 teachers in attendance. County
Superintendent Gallant with an able corps
of assistants has made this the best institute
ever held In the county.
The brick work for the now Mason lo tem
ple is wnll under way and the uulldliic will
now be pushed to completion as rapidly as
Recent rains will bo of great bcnelil to latn
corn and pastures. Thayer county inomUos
to have two-thirds of a crop at this writing.
Wontlior Indications.
For Nebraska : Local showers in eastern
portion fair weather in western portion ,
variable winds , generally from cast to south ,
slightly warmer In eastern portion , station
ary temperature in western portion.
For Iowa : Light local showers , variable
winds , sliehtly warmer.
For Dakota : Local showers , silently
warmer In southern portion , stationary tem
perature m northern portion , light variable
American Florists Moot.
CHICAGO , August 10. The third annual
meeting of the Society of American Florists
began here to-day. Delegations were pres
ent from all over the country.
Teachers' Institutn.
The second day's nroccedings of the
county teachers' institute , held at the
high school , was noted for the enroll
ment of sovcnty-four teachers against
sixty-eitrht during the second day last
your. The pro rammo for each day of
the week is ns follows :
8:30 : to 8:45 : Iloll call and opening exor
8:45 : to 0:05 : Primary reading by Miss
0:05 : to 9:00 : English grammar by Mrs.
9 : . " > o to 9:55 : Geography by Miss Strone.
9:55 : to 10:20-Unlted : States history , Mrs.
10:30 : to 10:35-Kest. :
10:35 : to 10:55 : Primary language , Miss
10:55 : to U tin Numbers , Miss Strone. W
11:13 : to ll:50-Eugllsh : literature , Mrs.
11:50 : to 13:30 : Hygiene , Miss Strong.
In the afternoon Prof limner drills
the teachers in mental arithmetic , writ
ten arithmetic nnd school laws at his
oflico. At the commercial after 4 p. m. ,
instruction is given in book-keeping aud
civil government by Prof. Kohrbough.
Wnutnii lilood.
James W. Monofeo , n mulatto who
came bore from lihioago about throe
weeks ago , was shot in n sudden and un
expected manner last evening by a negro
named William C. Portor. Porter is also
from Chicago , and there has oxhistod n
feud between the two lor two or three
years. Since coming hero , however ,
there has been apparently a friendly
feeling between thnrn , nud last even
ing , in company with Groou Winstcd ,
they were on their way to Porter's room
on Twentieth and Chicago streets , when
Porter suddenly dro\v a revolver and
fired at Menofeo twice. The first ball
struck Monefoo on the chin , inflicting an
ugly but not fatal wound. The second
passed through the back of his coat and
laid the flesh open along his ribs. Porter
then tied. A warrant has boon issued for
his arrest. It is supposed that hn fol
lowed Monofeo from Chicago to Omaha
with the intention of killing him.
Never go away from homo without
previously placing a bottle of Fred
Brown's Jamaica Ginger in your grip
sack , ready for uso.
Loved Her For Her Money.
Kittio Hathaway , the clerk at the Union
Pacific depot fruit stand , was robbed uvo
nights ago in a smooth and original
manner. The culprit Is Will llackott. n
pretended detective , whom Kittie lias
known but three wcoks. They have
been together frequently and a couple of
nights ago , while returning from the
Casino , ho took her handkerchief from
her pooket in an apparently playful man
ner. liowovor , after reaching her homo
she discovered that hn had also tukeu
her purse with it. 'Tho purse contained
| 30 , and since then she has seen neither
handkerchief , lover or purso. A warrant
has boon issued for his arrest.
Are you weak and weary , overworked
and tired ? Hood's Sarsaparilla is just
the modlcino to purify your blood and
give you strength.
The consequenceof James Creighton's
agitation of the softness of the asphaltum
pavement on Davenport street is that the
material has been found to bo mixed nut
in accordance with the spccitications.
These require 15 per cent of asphaltio
cement , whereas but 14 are now used.
The other ingredients are also lost la
Pozzoni s Complexion Powder pro
duoos a soft and beautiful skin. It com
bines o very element of beauty and purity.
Sola by druggists.
An Aged Drunkard.
At the Harlem police court a woman
was recently brought up for drunkenness
who aays she is 103 years old.
Probability olr ; * Clash Iletwecn
Measrn , A ams nnd Potter.
It Is rumored tliKt all is not pcaco and
love within the { Jrtion Paclllo camp , and
that the public need not bo surprised at
any time to heAr ' * of an open rupture
among the high utflfclals of the road that
will nausn no llttloiftouimotion. It la an
opod soorot now that President Adams
and Thomas Jl Letter are not working
well together in tliq- harness , and that as
a consequence flierc will have to bo a
oh an co of horse's > lf the wagon is to run
smoothly. Mr. Pdftcr , it in Raid , objects
to certain methods ! of Mr. Adams , and
that the latter go'ntlotnan is not inclined
to yield anything. Ho , in fact ,
objects to the manner in which
Mr. Potter rides over every
thing nnd everybody. Mr. Adams
has provided soft places in the service of
thooompany for many of Ids Now Eng
land frieti'ls and college associates.
Harvard students have of lute years been
taught that tlwo U a wide Hold of use
fulness m western railroad business , and
also a quick , certain road to wealth and
funio. They have not boon slow to take
advantagu of the hint , and as a consequence
quence Harvard graduates and sons of
way up New England families may now
bp found in most ot tho'Union Pacilio of
fices , and in fact all along the line where
desirable positions exist. Clioato , thu
superintendent of thn Colorado divisionl ;
Tibbits , at Kansas City , who are especially
of this class , have been pushed to
the front , while any number ot others
are lining prepared for positions higher
up. Mr. Potter , it appears , is interfering
somewhat with this plan. He is a typi
cal railroad man , and don't go much on
blood and parchments in his appoint
ments , but altogether on record , experi
ence amiability. Hence the trouble that
is browing. L'ottor wants a cleaning out
of the wliolo system , and wants to uo the
sweeping himself. Adams wants his
friends to bo "lot alone , " and if there is
to bu u cleaning : out of the old men , ho
wauls u say us to who shall be appointed
In their nlaces. To this Mr. Potter ob
jects. Perhaps this state of fooling
[ u the cabinet will account for the
circulars that have been issued announc
ing appointments and thn subsequent
published statements that the circulars
were Issued in error. It is whispered
around oven now that Mr. Adams or Mr.
Potter will resign , that oven the U. P.
road is not big enough for two such men.
TUB CLAIM I > ii : > AKTMiST. :
The claim department , it is thought ,
will ho the next to fool the knife ot re
trenchment. The rebate business hav
ing ended April 5 , it has taken , of course ,
some time to finish up the back work ,
but that now being completed , a reduc
tion in the force of nearly one-half will
probably bo matlo. The "business of the
department will consist hereafter in
handling overcharge and loss , and dam
age cl.tims. Under John G. Taylor this
was done with twelve men , but allowing
for a natural increase in business , it is
thought that the force of the claim de
partment will bo 'increased ' , at least to
twenty-live. It uofy , numbers about lifly.
1 > . ,1) , , 1UVIS.
Mr. D. D. Davisj bite freight auditor of
the Union Pacific bus retired to his farm.
He has abandoned Railroading and will
henceforth devote himself to cultivating
the soil. It is not'ifyulorstood ' that ho is
an adept in the business , having but re
cently turned hls-iuind in that direction.
The farm is situated near Cedar Kapids
in this state and i.was purchased out of
savings from his' salary durinir his con
nection with the IJnlon Pacilie.
Mr. Davis received more censure and
abuse than any'oilier ollicor ever con
nected with the Uiiion Pacilie. And yet
a irroat deal of it was undeserved. Davis
djd only what was required of him by
his supnriors , and in doing so found lie
bad a very heavy load to carry. This
was especially heavy bcuauso "of his
known inability to satisfactorily perform
the duties of the position. Despite this
fact he was a man of kindly sensibilities
and while he miulo many enemies ho lias
also loft a number of friends whoso ap
preciation will follow him into the privacy
of his rural life.
As the days go by the time for the
abolition of the present system of no-
counts in the auditinz department ap
proaches. In its stead will be introduced
that which was supplanted by the Davis
regime. This will result in the throwing
out of possibly one-third of the present
clerical force. Several changes have
already been made with this end in view ,
and parties outside who have been
o lie red positions have been questioned as
to whether or not they wore familiar with
the system of accounting. It is known
that several prospective situations have
been secured upon the representation
that the applicants were entirely familiar
with the work.
The olliuials of the Union Pacilio in
this city profess ignorance of the pro
posed fast train between Kansas City and
Omaha and thu terminus at Ugden , mak
ing the trip in fourteen hours less than
the present timo. Mr. Stcbluns * this
morning stated that a faster train could
not bo put on the Kansas division , as the
present one travels at the rate ot thirty-
one miles per hour including the stops.
Besides there was not business on the
line for an extra run.
A. N. Webster , of thu West Shore line
is in the city.
P. II. Jackloy , passenger agent of the
B. & M. at Knnsas City , arrived hero
yesterday in charge of a'delegation of
forty colored masons , who came to at
tend their grand lodge mooting.
That Special Correspondent and Ills
Adventures in Omaha.
About a week ago a heavy sot , Milesian
looking man , with pointed features ,
small black mustache , dark eyes , semi-
bald head , rusty clothes , and a straw hat
came to this city ana the next day found
himself before Judge Uerka on a charge
of drunkenness. Ho was lined ana the
story told was that his name was Neville
and ho was a srp'Aeinl correspondent
of the Now York ? Herald. Ho had
bean around the" town , ho alleged , the
previous evening with several prominent
citizens , had gotten drunk witli them.
Neville served live days , and on the afternoon -
noon of his release ho was found in the
presence of Judge , Advocate Hay at the
army headquarter I Ho was a little more
seedy and unkempt , and this time his
name had resolveU itself into Jack Hoy-
nolds , the "celebrated Jack Reynolds , of
the San Franoisco'JJullctin. " Ho was in-
Dieting the judge vith his presence , and
finally brought the interview to a olosb
with the request for tin "accommodation"
of half a dollar. Tht ) favor was granted
about the time the captain had made up
his mind to kick lijm from his presence.
A few days late ? nVolublo , coruulaisant
individual marchc'd Into Pat Desmond's
hall on Tenth street and was delighted ,
ho said , to tind in the person of the hall-
owner mentioned a namoaHke worthy of
himself. Hands were shaken , drinks
wer ? exchanged aud Pat was insinuat
ingly solicited for tt loan of a quarter.
The stranger's name this time was Des
mond. He was the associate editor ot the
Irish World. On the strength of his rep-
jcscntations ho waltzed into the confi
dence ot John A. Kohoo. of Platte Cen
ter , who paid for his lodging and break
fast at the Canliold.
Barrett & Heafy on Saturday last mot
the same gentleman , but by this time
bis name had changed to John Fitzgor-
.aid , and worked them for a piece of sil
ver , and reciprocated on Sunday by giv
ing them u "job. " Father Dowfing ,
pr-aldont of Creigliton colletto , had tele
phoned him , so lie stated , at his room
that oneof.tho Jesuits wta : dotul. and re
quested him to heinl Jlurrctt & Ueafy to
embalm the romalns. Mr. Barrett drove
to the Holy Family church , Eighteenth
and Izard streets , but there was no dead
clergyman there. Ho telephoned to
Crcigliton college there was no dead ro-
ligiotis there. Mr. Barrett returned to
ho store , and at last accounts was \valt-
inc for Mr. Fitzgerald ,
I'lm tramp's latest and most important
attempt to defraud is so near a felonv
that but little toleration will be granted
to the worthless fellow In this city. On
Sunday ho visited Dr. Hauchnwont , the
dentist , at the corner of Thirteenth and
1-arnam , aud attempted to induce the
doctor to cash a chock for $ : tOO , purport
ing to bo drawn by John Fitzgerald on
the Merchant's National Bank and payable -
able to John C. Fitzgerald. The doctor
thrust the check in his pocket , while Mr.
Mt/gorald skipped out.
A l'AXO , V M.
Moctlnc of the Grand bndgc In This
The most worshipful grand lodge of A.
t. nnd A. M. of the states of Missouri ,
Nebraska and Minnesota and the terri
tories of Indian and Wyoming was called
to order in this city yesterday morning
at 10 o'clock in its twenty-first annual
convocation , by Hlght Worshipful Grand
Master Joseph II. Polham , of Hannibal ,
Mo. , who is serving his third successive
term , something unprecedented in the
history of the order , Mr , Pelham is ono
of the brightest masons In thu jurisdic
tion , and to his peculiar fitness and abil
ity hois indebted for the honors which hose
so modestly wears. The annual address
delivered at the afternoon session was an
eloquent pauor and will prove a valuable
Masonic document. The hours for meet
ing will bo from 0 to 12 a. in. , and from
2 to 5 i > , in. The grand secretary's re
port shows the order to bo in a healthy
condition linancially , and its charity
fund to have boon about ' ? 2,0')0 ) for the
widows and orphans of the jurisdiction
thn past year.
The following delegates are in attend
ance : W. 11. Jones , John Boll , J. M.
Trout , James Gordon , Esck Allen , George
Walker , of St. .lou. Mo. ; William Cross ,
Reuben Barber , Macon City , Mo. ; Albert
Walker , Lexington , Mo. ; Clay Blowott ,
Thomas Hanks , R. Spicor , Henry Grey ,
C. W. Ewbank , Missouri ; Tumor DIxon ,
John W. Carter , Lexington , Mo. ; G. M.
Richardson , Columbia , Rio. ; James Jones ,
J. 11. Jenkins , Indonondcnee , Mo. ; W.T.
Mumford , John W" Wheeler. St. Louis ,
Mo. ; William Rhodes , T. 1) ) . Williamson ,
Benjamin Brashcar , Samuel Halo , George
Rouo , U. W. Foster , Kansas City , Mo. ;
D. II. Powers , S. G. Goodlng , Amos John
son , J. II. Polliam. J. B. Burton , Hanni
bal , Mo. ; O. J. Bluck , Salisbury , Mo. ;
Charles Grigsby , Liberty , Mo. ; Lewis
Tult , Springfield. Mo. ; G. W. Dtipoe ,
Archie Drake. Jefferson Citv , Mo. ; C. II.
Reed , Scilalia , Mo. ; Lewis Root , Huntsville -
villo , Mo. ; James A. Mitchell , Kirlavontl ,
Mo. ; S. J. Earnest , Missouri ; Jacob J.
Tyler , St. Paul , Minn. ; John Grandisou ,
Bowling Green , Mo.
Over Honl Entnto Valued nt Some
thine lAka $1OOOOO.
Some days since Frank P. Dickpoii
brought suit in the United States court
against U. C. Patterson for an account
ing in a real estate deal in this city ,
amounting to $0,000 , a report of which
appeared in the BEI : . Patterson no
sooner got his answer filed than he
skipped down to Kansas City , nnd sued
Dlcksnn for an accounting in twenty-six
acres of land valued at $ bO,000 , one-half
of which Patterson claims nnd alleges
properly belongs to lihii. He further al
leges that Dickson had his implicit confi
dence , nnd that lie allowed him to draw
on him for what money was necessary to
11 ay half cash on all their deals , nnd that
Dtcksou did so , nnd afterwards Patter
son found nut that ho had been de
frauded , ns ho claims , and that the prop
erty had been put in at a much higher
price than it cost. That Dickson put in
little or no money nt till , in anv of the
deals. The land for which Patterson
claims to have furnished the money sola
this summer for over $80,000 , hence the
suit. _
Nltwert HH | Cant.
While II. C. Morchouse , a carpenter ,
was busy at work yesterday at the
corner of Fifteenth and Harney streets ,
some unknown party made a sneak on
his coat , which was hanging on a fence
near by , and grabbing it went down
Harnoy street at a rate of speed that
would have turned Cunningham , the
sprinter , blue with envy. Morohouse
and a couple of fellow-workmen started
In pursuit , and the thief being licaded oil'
by some men at the corner of Sixteenth
street , was overhauled and towed into
the station , whore he gave nis name as
Frank O'Brien.
A You n ICnifor.
Oliver Wood , the young tough who
stabbed Burnett SHverton , the Jewish
huckster , yesterday morning about 7:30 : ,
was arrested yesterday afternoon by Cap
tain Green. The rt flair happened near
the ferry landing , the row commencing
by an assault on the .low by Bill Ander
son and George Wood ; the Jew showing
fight , Oliver drew a dirk and stabbed
him twice in thn abdomen. While the
wounds are dangerous , the physician in
attendance thinks they will not bo fatal.
Musical Troubles.
The musicians of the city are some
what excited over the fact that the
Musical Union band has been cngagccl
by the G. A. R. for their reunion aud the
other bands of thn city expected to play
for nothing , under the name of a conte st
for a prize.
The following licenses wore issued
yesterday :
Loon kins Barnes , South Omaha. . . . 21
Keerena Clark , South Omaha . IX
David II. lirown. Dnuulas county . 34
Jennie Peterson , Douglas county . 19
A horse belonging to WUHani Jess , the
North Sixteenth street feed man , and val
ued nt f 300 , was killed last evening in
collision with a runaway team on South
Thirteenth street.
A now dutcntlvo company has been
organized in Omaha under the name of
the United States Detective association.
The parsons comprising the > firm am
Charles W. Lewis. Joshua lloughuwout ,
Hiran Harris , Charles L. Bauer , Fred
Green , James E. Robertson , Maximilian
Miibry , John P. Burgher and Chris John
Conrad Eggorts , living at 81IJ South
Sixteenth Rtpcnt , lias again lapsed into
lunacy after a lucid interval of three or
four weeks , and was taken to the county
jail yesterday. Eggorts is twenty-eight
years old , and his insanity has been grad
ually growing on him during the past
two years. About a month ago ho was
discharged from the county farm appar
ently perfectly sano.
Miss Alice Mitchell has returned from
Chicago and the east.
C. T. Dayly loft last night for a ton
days' vacation at Cniwfordsville , Ind.
P. H. Jackley , city passenger agent at
Kansas Ciiy for the Burlington route ,
was In the city a few hours yesterday.
H. J. Stevens , oftho Paoilio railroad
investigating committee , leaves for San
Branoisco this evening with hia family.
E. C. Stewart and C. M. Benjamin ,
prominent citizen ? of Ithaca , N. Y , , are
stopping at tbe Paxton. Mr. Benjamin
is manager of the Ithaca Journal , an in
fluential paper in contra ! Now York.
Edward Davis , oiiRlnoor , formerly of
the waterworks , who lias boon out west ,
has returned to spend the winter hero.
Monday evening South Oiuahn Ledge
113,1. O. U. t\ , hold a meeting nnd re
ceived applications for membership from
two persons. The lodge lioro Is In ft
llourishlnc condition , Imrlng thirty mem
bers nnd lately received their now
Mrs. Humphrey Sulllvnn yesterday re
ceived n telegram from her husband In
Denver , telling her to oomo to him Im
mediately us ho was dying. She loft
Monday night.
Hov. J. D. Johnson and wife , of Lin
coln wore hero working In the Interest of
the location of the State Christian uni
versity at Lincoln.
J.I. Hlchhart nnd family , who have
boon visiting in Iowa , luivo returned
Frank Whllnoy , of Atlantic , llowa , Is
hero on real estate business.
At the time the school board was open
ing the bids for the now school house ,
Monday , they also considered the ques
tion of teachers' salaries , and finally re
duced them from f60 to sjfll ) nor month.
The Presbyterian church society will
have 11 festival ore long , for which pre
parations are now in progress.
Hut two arrests have been made since
last Saturday , which shows that the city
is improving morally.
The graders and men working on the
now roads wore paid Monday night.
Kouis Peterson will move his family
hero In a few days.
Mrs. Block , Who was seriously burned
by kerosene some mouths ago , is entirely
recovered , with the exception of one
hand , which she can not use for some
time yet.
A sparring match for $23 and scien
tific points will take place next Tuesday
night at Eaton's saloon. The contest
ants are E. T. Edwards and P. M. Shea.
Marquis of Qucensbury rules will be ob
Ashley Griilin and wife , of Jackson
county , la. , and their nephew , S. S.
Grillin , of Lincoln , Neb. , are guests at
the Henton house.
Now that the now depot is assured to
the citizens they arc engaged in discuss
ing the probable location of it. Some
think it will bo between M and N streets
while others think it will bo further
north , as there are less tracks a few
bloces north.
Police Judge Houthor had before him
yesterday. John Obormann. charged
with assaulting Fred Mahler' , and Isaac
Levy , charged with assaulting Thomas
Zcllar. Obormann was fined $3 and
costs and Levy was dismissed.
About 0 o'clock Tuesday night n la
borer in one of the packing houses at
tempted to board the dummy , when his
foot slipped and ho fell under the moving
cars , and but for the prompt action by a
brakeman who pulled him out , lie would
have met Ills death.
There is danger that some ono will got
hurt attempting to jump on the through
train No. U , which docs not stop at this
Lot 8 , block 78 , South Omaha , was
bought two years ago by George Green
for $ ' .100. It looked like a big price at
that time , but Mr. Green sold it a year
ace to Mr. Whitney , of Atlantic , la. , for
? ; ii0i ! ) . The same lot has just changed
hands again , the price being $8,000.
It is a rare occurrence for any play
produced in New York to receive the
unanimous endorsement of the press of
that city. "Hold By the Enemy , " William
Gillette's American play , which will in
augurate the fall and winter season at
Hoyd's opera house next Monday even-
jng , seems to have captured them , judg
ing from the excellent criticisms it ro-
ccivcd. The following is taken from the
Now York World :
"William Gillette's remarkable play ,
'Hold By the Enemy , ' delighted and
thrilled an audience that held every scat
in the Madison Square theatre last even
ing. It stormed every barrier of criticism
and made evury heart a captivo. No
other drama of recent years can compote
with it. Through this terse story of con
tending ideas and forces runs , like a rib
bon of silver , : i romance sweet and ten
der. Jiahiiid the war cloud is the sun
shine of n beautiful southern home ,
behind whoso walls troths are plighted
and cruel memories forgotten. "
The company is from iho Madison
Square theatre and is one of exceptional
merit. Their engagement is for three
She has the complexion of a Peach ,
Ppzzoni's Medicated Complexion powder
did it. Sold br all druggists.
Ttin Council.
The city council met last evening and
transacted a great deal of routine 'busi
ness , ono of the principal features being
the second reading of Councilman Ford s
ordinance limiting the Omaha and Coun
cil Bluffs Bridge company to Douelas
and Dodge streets as an approach to its
Care for the Children
Children fed the debility of the changing
seasons , cvcu mpro than adults , and they be
come cross , peevish , nnd uncontrollable.
The blood should bo cleansed nnd the system
Invigorated by the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla.
"Latt BjirhiR my two children wcro vacci
nated. Soon after , they broke all out n Ith run
ning sores , so dreadful I thought I should lese
them. Hood's Sarsaparilla cured them com
pletely ; and they have been healthy c\cr
since. I do feel that Hood's S.irsaparllla
saved my children to me. " Mus. 0. I *
THOMPSON , West Warren , Mass.
' * Purify the Blood
Hood's Sarsaparilla is characterized by
three peculiarities : 1st , the combination ot
remedial agents ; Id , the proportion ; 3d , the
proccti of securing the nctho medicinal
qualities. The result U a medlclno of unusual
strength , effecting cures hitherto unknown.
Send for book containing additional erlclcnce.
" Hood'i tones ,
Birsaparllla up my system
purifies my blood , sharpens my appi'tlte , and
Keoms to make mo over. " J. r. THOMPSON ,
llcglstcrol Deeds , Lowell , Mass.
"Hood's BarsaparllU beati nil others , nnd
! i worth U * weight In cold. " I UAUIU.NUTOW ,
130 Uauk Struet , New York City.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Eold by nil druggists. ? 1 ; six for (3. Mads
only by 0.1. HOOD & CO. , Lowell , Mass.
IOO Doses One Dollar.
Paid up Capital . $260,000
Surplus . 42,600
II. W. Yale % President.
A. E. Touzalin. Vice-Pro.sidont.
W. 11. S. Hughes , Cashier ,
W. V. Morse , John S. Collins
II. VV. Yatcx , Lewis S. Heed
A. E. Touzalin.
Cor. 12th and Farnnm tits.
A General Banking' Business Transude
For ( hn Vnrr , Nrrk , Arm * ftncl Ilnnrtn.
linnmtchlrsi I.liiuld. uiumntMHt ruround
Mrlctlv llnriiilt'HN. liulnntlu Afliltril unit
KrvfrDrltclril. uixiinnomlmuliy Smooth ,
boll , 1'llnbln ami Drllrnlp hklu.
A I'oarl Ilkn Coiiipli'llou tlucvd nlth the
blush ot the lluso.
AlnbnMor Neck , Arm * nmt Unmix.
Hjll nio 1'linplrK , Hlntclien. Hunlnirn ,
Wntnrliin , \ \ iilcrurnnh , ItouKlium * .
, Hnllonnrin , nnrt all UK IN
IjK.AIIhlIKH niiil iiraictloin nro removal.
etiirnliiK frrin n hot vrolk or ilrltc , one li
Immrdlalrlv 1 cited niiil n frosliril nftoruilng
IU Lndlt s MimiUI UCYcr bo without It.
Give Iho IIAI'.H n Trial I
AS PLAIN A8 A , B , O.
IlouttJtaper Elizabeth , you never * o m to o4
through yonr work.
duabeth Indend , Ma'am , you need not wonddr.
for If yon must lw y bo colJlng ma I must stop
to listen , and so I lose loti of time. But If yon
would only got mo tome Sapollo you would no )
oeo.l to und fault
"It Is Ignorance that wastes effort. "
Trained servants expect to bo supplied
It Is a solid cake of Scouring Soap.
No. 4. ( Copyrlaht , March. 1887.
Krery lady who desires perfection In ctvlc anil form
ahoutd wear them. Manufactured only b * tha
Worcester , Mass. , andiiS Market street , Chicago *
Running Between Council Bluffs and Bonth
Omuua. In addition to the ttatlonn mentioned ,
trains stop at Twentieth and Twenty-fourth
strcete , anil nt the Summit m Omaha.