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    THE OMAHA DAILY . : SATURDAY , MAY 10 , 1888.
Sb. Louis Picked Him 10 Times With
a Total of 2O.
Heavy Hitting Ry St , Lou Is nnd Fine
Fanning Uy Otnnlia Loses the
Onmo A Tired , Tired
St. 1/ouls 7 , Omnlin 1.
All you who have shirts to tear , hero is
your chanco.
Yesterday wan Friday black Friday.
And there was n game of base ball between
nlno young men from Omaha and a ball
team from St. Louis.
The Mlssourlans won. Hnd it bcon DCS
Moines wo would not cured much , but as it
is , oh my , oh my.
It happened In this manner : Sowders of
Omaha walked up to the plato and scared
Staloy so badly thnt sooner thnn lot him hit
the horse hide ho gave him n baso. Coonoy
came to bat nnd ns h'o wns small Staloy fired
them right at htm and Coonoy paid him back
by driving a single out Into center flold Just
after Sowders had stolen second. Then An-
nls and O'Connoll fouled out , nnd Uurus
went out at first.
Now hold your breath , for behold , nttcr
two men were out , Crooks of St. Louis
made n hit nnd Uureh mndo
a hit nnd Hcrr inndo n homo
run nnd chased both of them in nnd the
thrco earned runs coming In so suddenly
caused a man in the grand stand to faint
lead away. It was nftcrwurd lenrned that
he hnd M on Omnlin.
In the second Inning Miller got n bnso on
balls , third on Stnloy's error and came homo
on Sowdcrs' hit , which was the only smell
Omaha got during the gnmo.
In the third Crooks of St. Louis led off
with a three-bagger , Herr inado n three-
bagger , Kenyon n safe hit , Hcrr nud Crooks
In the fifth Buckley mndo a three-bagger ,
Ilurch n hit , Herr n hit , Beekloy and Burch
scoring , and that is what cooked Omahus
.Hero is the score , nnd he who runs may
read :
Qjiaha o 10000000 1
St. Louis 3 0202000 * 7
Kuns earned St. Louis 5. Bases on bulls
By Staloy 0. Struck out By Staloy 7 , by
Burdlck 1. Left on. bases Omaha 12 , St.
JLouis 5. Two-baso hits Crooks 1 , Burns 1.
Three-base hits Beckley 1 , Crooks 1 , Herr
1 , Homo run Herr 1. Wild pitches Bur-
dick 1. Passed balls aasUield 2. Double
plays Miller to Coonoy to O'Connell. Time
1:55. : Umpire Brcnnan.
Kansas City ! , Dos Moliica .1.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , May 18. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] The greatest garno of
ball o > or played In Kansas City was the ono
contested to-day between the Blues and the
_ DCS Moines nlno. It took thirteen Innings to
decide it. Though Kansas City made six er
rors and her opponents nine , and there was
not on earned run , the game was sharply
played on both sides and full of interest. The
visitors scored in the first innicg on Qulnn's
three bagger and a wild pitch. Kansas City
failed to score until the third Inning , when
Manning hit safely to center , stole second ,
went to third on Campau's sacrifice , nnd
came homo on Qulnn's wild throw to first ,
which gave Jlasomncr two bases , the latter
scoring on Ardner's hit to loft. The score
Atood 3 to 1 in favor of tno homo team until
the sixth inning , when the visitors filled the
bases and Mncullnr onmo to bat. Ho tried to
dpdgc n very swift ball which struck his bat
with such force that it rebounded over the
third baseman's head. It was , of course , a
dead ball , but Umpire Powers called it a safe
lilt and two men scored. Thcro came very
near being n petty row , which wns finally
averted and the gnmo continued. In the
ninth Inning Johnson hit safely to loft , mndu
second on a passed ball , third on a sacrifice
end scored on a passed bull , tlelng tlio score ,
nud the wildest enthusiasm pro vailed.
Neither side scored ngam until the first half
of the thirteenth inning , when Campau got
first on choice , second on un out nnd scored
on Cushmnn's wild throw to Stearns nt first
> n an effort to retire Ardner. The visitors
were retired In ono-two-threo order In their
half of the thli tccnth Inning. The score :
Kansas City 0 02000001000 1 4
DCS Moines 100002000000 0 a
Earned runs None. Thrce-baso hits
Quinn. Struck-out By Swnrtzal 14 , by
Cushman 7. Wild pitches Swartzol 1 , Custi-
ninn 1. Bases on balls By Cushman 2.
Hits Kansas City 8 , DCS Moines 7. Errors
Kansas Cltv 0 , I > es Molnos 9. Time of
game 2:20. Umpire Powers. Batteries
Kwartzol and Reynolds , Cushman und Traf-
WcHtorn Association Stnnilini ; .
The following tnblo shows the standing of
the Western association teams up to nnd in
cluding yesterday's games :
Played Won Lost Pr Ct
DCS Moines 10 8 3 .600
Kansas City 1U 0 4 .002
Omaha 11 7 4 .CISC
Milwaukee 0 4 5 .411
fit. Paul , 0 4 5 .444
Kt. Louis 13 5 8 .834
Chicago 10 a 7 .800
Minneapolis H 2 11 .214
Schedule ol'Guineti For To-iluy.
Omaha vs St. Louis at Omnha.
Kansas City vs DCS Moines at Kansas City.
Milwaukee vs St. Paul at Milwaukee.
Minneapolis vs Chicago ut Minneapolis.
No Onmo nt MlUvmilceo.
Italu ngnln prevented the St. Paul-Mil-
vvaukco game nt Milwaukee. Thcso games ,
although scheduled for St. Paul , were to bo
played at Milwaukee , owing to the bad con-
dltionof the grounds at the former plnco ,
the result of Iho Mississippi spring ovorJIow.
The Imfaycttos.
Manager Plummer has now signed fifteen
jilayors for the Lafayette bnso ball club.
TLo men uro practicing every day when the
weather will permit and promise to nmko a
Rtrong team. Now nulls am being inado by
J , J. Hardln. They will bo cream wtlto ,
with blue trimmings and light blue- caps and
Blockings. William Lancaster signed with
the team us catcher on Monday.
Flashes From tlio Diamond.
Ouch I
Will the Omahas ever hit Jubt a little bit.
Omaha is now third in the pennant chaso.
Will they over got their optics on the ball I
DCS Moines dropped a notch yesterday. So
The game will be called at 3:30 : this after-
Ij coon.
Como now , boys , brace up and let's sco you
play ball.
Brennaa will uraplr * both to-day nud to
Ono Httlo run In twenty-seven iur.lngs Is
tery ynllor.
Burdicli was bully big b rry forthnSt.
Louis gong.
Yostord&r aft rnonis's dvfeat KUVB L > oo
Yorloy tua night sweats.
V Bender * played with a vim aud u dusu Hint
will win under anywise favorable circum
Old Tom Dolan , with h ( two score years ,
Is a pretty clover backstop yet.
The Omnhogs thought they hnd n snap yes
terday. So much for human prescience.
The ladles' folding chairs will bo put In the
cast end of the grnnd stand this morning.
Mnnnger Loftus were n smile last evening
that extended clear to the back of his neck.
The boys say they will win this nfternoon ,
if they hnvo to knock the cover oft the ball.
Hope so.
There was n cloud n good deal bigger thnn
a man'4 linnd on Manager Solco's bro\v last
Burns' fielding yesterday wns perfection
ittclf. Ono 6f his catches was Indeed n ptie-
nomcnnl one.
It was"crnpk , smash , bang yesterday M
fast ns Burdlck could send thorn In. Kvcry-
body hit him.
IB It posilblo thnt all ofoOmnha's catchers
nro going to have ( rassod balls when there is
a man on third I
Mr. and'Mrs. Lovott and Mr. nnd Mrs ,
Shannon took the game In from the grand
stand ycsferday.
The St. Louis 'follows nro n gentlemanly
set of players , nnywny. And then , oh my
how they did wield tnb stick.
Joe Herr had on bla batting breeches yes-
torday. His , homo run , was the longest hit
ever made on the local grounds.
Gastllcld did not distinguish himself yes
terday. However , ho lifts had but little prac
tice , and will show aip all right yet.
That wns a great gnmo In Knnsns City yes
terday , the cowboys finally knocking Dos
Molncs out 4 to 3 In the thirteenth Inning.
Aiitclopc , Oakland , Nebraska. The reason
the total gnuics won do not balance with the
total games lost in the Western nssoulntlon
tnblo Is simply because- some of the clubs
have nlaied more games than others , Suveyl
Chicago 13 , Boston O.
CniCAOo , May 18. The game between
Chicago and Boston to-day resulted as fol
lows : *
Chicago . : . 0 010 0 in
Boston . 0 000 0 0
The gnmo wns called on account of the bad
condition of the grounds.
Pitchers Borchors nnd Radbourno. Bnso
hits Chicago 12 , Boston 4. Errors Chicago
1 , Boston 5. Umpire Lynch.
INDIXXAI-OLIS , May 18. No game to-day-
rain. _
Pitt slmrs-Ncw York.
PiTTsncuo , May 18. No game to-day-
rain. _
DETIIOIT , May 18. No game to-day-
Clnclnnati-St. liouls.
CINCINNATI , May 18. No game to-day-
rain. _
Entries For To-Day nnrt "Tips" on
tlio Winners.
The entries In the running races for Thurs
day , posted at the Diamond , nro :
First race , ono and one-sixteenth miles ,
hnndicnp Loin May , Huntress , Swift ,
Oscooln , Glen Hall , Jim Nave , Longlight ,
Second race , five-eighths miles , selling
Aunio Clare , Los Webster , Meta , Champagne
Charley , Albert Stuhl , Irene Dillon , Sallie
O. , Sunlight.
Third race , ono and one-fourth mile , Clark
stake Long Roll , Ed Mack , Galhfit , Alex
andria , Glen Fortune , Zeb Ward.
Fourth race , three-fourths mlle , selling
Pohattcn Queen , Dan Wood , Blaze Ban ,
Parish , Laurel , Backus , Collector , Yough-
ioughmy , Ashland , Antonla , Osberno.
Fifth race , three-fourths milo , soiling-
Hottentot , Bennie King , Balance , Buckeye ,
Colainorc. FuUsail.
Tips : First race Swift-first , Glen flail
second. Second race Annlo Clare first ,
Sallie O second. Third race Gallifit first ,
Long Uoll aacond. Fourth race Parish
first , Blaze Ban second. Fifth race Balance
first , Fullsuil second.
First race , one mile Ella Smith ( colt ) ,
Joseph , Lnvohmont , Now or Never , Toristun ,
Refund , Billy Brown , Bullston , Ivcrness
( filly. ) 9
Second race , ono mile Eurus , Kaioolah ,
Portland. Amalgam , Lancaster , Letrutla ,
Main. Subaltern.
Third race , threo-fourths mile , Bradford
stake Goldfish , French Park , Bob Furoy ,
Servia , , Holiday.
Fourth race , ono and one-sixteenth milo ,
Parkway handicap Favor , Richmond , Fcr-
mzi , Volant ! , G rover Cleveland , Kiikmnn ,
Valiant , Oarsman , Victress Filly , Dry Mo-
nopolo. )
Fifth race , five-eighths mile , selling Tav-
iston , Omega , Sam D. , Bravo , Dalesman ,
Darling , Carnot. Little Barefoot.
Sixth race , thriio-fourths milo Barnum ,
Young Duke. Mute , Lctrctlu , Bennie Lad ,
Juggler , Umpire , Rosalie.
Tiiis : First race Joseph first , Now or
Never second. Second race Eurus first ,
Lancaster second. Third race French Purk
first , Holiday second. Fourth race Richmond
mend first. Favor second. Fifth race Little
Barefoot first , Taviston second. Sixth race
Barnum llrstt Young Duke second.
The Ijoulsvlllo Races.
LOUISVILM : , Ky. , May 18. The attendance
was largo , the weather rainy nnd the track
very muddy.
For nil nges , six furlongs Orderly won ,
Emma Johnson second , Full Suil third. Time
-l:17Jtf. :
For three-year-olds and upwards , ono nnd
three-eighths miles Terra Cotta won ,
Hypasia second , Nick Finzer third. Time
2I. : ! )
For nil nges , seven furlongs Wheeler T.
won , Shotover second , Comedy third. Tiuiu
For two-year-olds , flvo furlongs Specta
tor won , Fan King second , Famous third.
Timo-l:00. :
Throo-tiunrtcrs of u milo Lllbert won ,
Dago second , Tain O'Shnnter third. Time
1:20. :
PtiglliHtlo Jockeys.
NEW Yottic , May IS. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bnu. ] There was a scrimmage- the
Jockeys' dressing-room yesterday before the
Brooklyn races. Snapper Garrison and Fit/-
Patrick were chatting ono another and the
wordy war became so hot thnt they started
to fight Frank McLaughliu took a hand in
the fray , and , things were getting decidedly
lively when n number of people separated
the combatants. A few .scratches were the
extent of the bodlfy injuries receivpd. Frank
McLaughlln , Fitzpatrluk and Garrison were
set down for the day , but were not permitted
to rldo as a punishment for their share in the
fray , There has been a good deal of rivalry
between the McLaughlln und Garrison fac
tions ever the merits of Jimmy nnd Snappoi
us jockeys , nnd this is not the first skinnlsli
this rivalry has caused. The sentence of the
executive committee , later In the day , wa
that Garrison , Fitrpatrlok and F. MeLanpH-
lin bo fined $250 each und forbidden to ride
for any but their own stables for the rest ol
the season ,
The Jtlllo Club Slioot ,
The Omnha rltla club held its first outdooi
shoot of the season Wednesday nfternoon ou
the practice range nt the foot of Grace street
Many of the members went to the range Ii :
the Palace stable wagonette , while other ;
went out in private conveyances or walked
Besides the members there were govern !
guests who seemed to enjoy the shooting vcri
much The bcures ranged from 25 to 70 out
of n possible 100. Mr. W. F. Kinnear won
both medals , but will have to lese one nt tin
next shoot , us under the club rules for shoot
ing it Is utmost Impossible to hold both mod
nls ou the same score
The club will shoot next Wednesday or , the
practice range and the following Wcdno5daj
on the Bellcvue range.
liOi-nl Hporiiiicotcn. .
G , \V. Xotctiaui. John Pulty ami "All hole
Billy To\vnt \ > end are attending a ahootinu
tcurney nt Ashland.
The John J. Hardit. oily league twin play ;
at Council Bluffs to-morrow Oo .Suinlaj
the MuU Bros , ploj in tl.o Blunt , and the C
E. Maynes In South Omaha ,
The DBS Moiues news agecta ordbi ed ovci
1,003 extra copies of Tnn Br.non the days tlio
prohibitionists played horo.
Now Pntsey Cardiff Is out with a challenge
to Pat Klllon. Next month Killon will
challenge Cardiff again.
Twin Sisters AVIio Wore Sppnrntccl
When BaMos Meet.
TACOMW. . T. , Mny 18. A strange meet
ing took place hero yesterday. The wlfo of
A. F < Hosku , chief of the fire department ,
nnd Mrs. Annie Spencer , of Spcncervillo ,
Ont , nro twin slaters. Their mother died In
Now York thirty-two yonrg ago In giving
them birth. The babies were separated soon
nftor and adopted by different families , ono
being taken to Peshtlgo , Wls. , and the other
to Spcncervillo , OnU The girls grow to
womanhood , neither knowing anvtliiiiR of
the whereabouts or fnto of the other.
Later Mrs. Hoska moved from Wiscon
sin here. Some months ngo n new
comer met Mrs. Hoska , nnd mmnking her
for Mrs. Spencer , ot whom she had for years
been n neighbor at the liUtor'g homo In
Ontario , addressed her In surprise nt seeing
her hero. Inquiries thnt followed led Mrs.
Hoska to write to Mrs. Spencct and nroved
her surmtso thnt the latter was her. sis lor to
bo correct. Correspondence lot ! Mr. nnd
Mrs. Silencer to coma out hbro , nnd the two
sisters who were parted before they know
caeh other , and each of whom for years hnd
thought the other dead , Were ; united Inst
evening. There was such n scene of joy ns
moved several spectators to tears , The two
ladles bear such n remarkable resemblance
to ench other , oven In their voices nnd man
ners , thnt the two husbands nro constantly in
doubt as to which is his oVra wife.
A Q. A. R. 1'ost Corncrcil.
PniLAnnu-niA , Mny 18. From extracts of
the general order Issued to-day by the com
mander of the department of the Pcnnsyl-
vania Grand Army of the Republic it Is evi
dent that E. F. Baker Post has boon taken
to task for its action in oloctint ; General Jos.
E. Johnston , the ex-confederate , a contribut
ing member.
The order says the establishment by i > osts
of what they call contributing , honarary or
associate memberships is without authority of
law. nnd in conflict with the rules nnd rcgu-
Intlons , nnd must bo nt once discontinued.
Gas Causes nn Explosion.
ST. CI.OUD , Minn. , Mny 13. Gns escaping
in the basement of the First National bank
exploded this evening. The building is n
total wreck. The frontfwns blown across the
street , shattering buildings on the other
side. Many people were on the street and n
largo number were hurt , the following
seriously : E. Keller. J. Kahn , A. L. Huber ,
F. Tiilman and J. Whitney. The building
caught fire , but the flames were quickly put
"Weather Indication ) ! .
For Nebraska nnd Iowa : Fair weather ,
followed by local rains In Nebraska , warmer ,
followed by cooler , winds becoming light to
fresh southerly.
For Eastern and Southwestern Dakota :
Wnrmor , followed by cooler , rains , preceded
by fair weather , winds becoming light to
fresh , southerly.
Virginia Republicans.
PnTEUsnuno , Va. , May 18. The republi
can state convention to-day elected as dele
gates at largo to the Chicago convention
General V. D. Grover , Samuel W. Yost , R.
A. Paul ( colored ) , and C. A. Herman.
On motion of John S. Wise the platform to
bo adopted at the Chicago convention wns
adopted as the platform of the party here ,
und at 2UO : the convention udjourned.
The Moonlighters.
DUIILIK , Mny IS. The moonlighters have
posted notices in Drumquln district of
County Tyrone , ordering the boycotting of
nil coraraunicntion with the police , nnd warn
ing the people that all those who disregard
the order shall bo shot.
In the Hands of a Receiver.
SYIIVCUSE , N , Y. , Mny 18. The Syracuse
Bolt company und the Syracuse Screw oom-
pany have gone into the hands of a receiver.
They were practically under the same man
agement. Their combined liabilities are
nbout 577,000. _
Importing Russian Corn.
Bcnr.ix , May 18. Enormous quantities of
Russian corn nro being imported into Ger-
mnny. During the last two days 343 truck
loads of grain have entered Gorman terri
Steamship Arrivals.
NEW Youic , May 18. [ Special Telegram
to Tim Bun. ] At Now York the Germania
nnd Scythln from Liverpool , the Saalo from
Bremen , the Rugia from Hamburg.
At Quccnstowu , the Gallla from New York.
The Fire Record.
PoitTi.ANn , Ore. . May 18. A Uro broke out
last night in Palouso City , Washington Ter
ritory , nnd destroyed n largo portion ot the
business places. Seven blocks in all burned.
Tno totnl loss will reach $250,000 ; total in-
Buranco $75,000.
Beyond the Political Field.
KNOXVILLK , Tenn. , May 17. Jo-soph R.
Anderson , who was last Wednesday nomi
nated for governor of Tennessee by the state
prohibition convention , died this morning.
George Goon to the Asylum.
George Langborn , who has been rusticating
for some time nt the county Jull ever mental
disturbances , has become so vicious nnd un
ruly that it has been thought best to take
him to the asylum for the insane at Lincoln.
To-day a deputy shcrlft" will start off with
him. _
Ladies who value a roflnctl complex
ion must use Poizoni's Powder it pro
duces n soft und bountiful skin.
Grand Concert nnd Bull.
Prof. Shunke's band of clghtcoji profes
sional musicians give a grand concert at
Motz1 summer garden nnd hull to-night. An
attractive and entertaining instrumental
programme will be rendered , after which
there will bo a bull with music by the full
Mr. nnd Mrs. Josiub Hulttt'wioljt\yo )
been murriod sovonty-dno Jr'onrs } Uwoll
in pencent Lundisllold , 'Muss ' , It l
oviuont they Imvo never heard' { Eat
bonutlful burg , Chicngor- " ' * ' _
Hood's Sarsapar/l/q
Combines , in a manner peculiar to itself , the
best blood-purifying and strengthening reme
dies ot the vegetable kingdom. You will flrid
this wonderful remedy effective wiero | other
medicines have failed. Try it now. ! ( will
purify your blood , regulate the digestion , ,
and give new life and vigor to the entire body ,
"Hood's Sarsaparllla did mo great good.
I was tired out from overwork , mid U toned
mo up. " Una. 0.12. SIMMONS , Cohocs , N. Y ,
"IBuffered thrco years from blood poison.
I took Hood's Sareaparllla and think I am
cured. " Hue. M. J. DAVIS , Brockport , N. Y.
Puriflca the Blood
nocrt's Baitaparllla is characterized by
llirco peculiarities : 1st , the combination of
remedial agents ; 2d , the proportion ! 3dthe
proceii cl securing the active medicinal
qualities. Tlio result is a medicine of unusual
strength , eflcctlng cures hitherto unknown.
Bend for book containing additional evidence ,
"Hood's B.irsararllli tones up my system ,
purifies my Wood , sharpens ray appetite , and
seems to make mu over. " J. 1 * . THOMPSON ,
Register ol Deeds , Lowell , Mass.
"Hood's Sarsapatllla beats all others , and
Is worth Its -Aeight In gold. " I. lUuumaTON ,
\30 Uanit Ftrcci , New York City.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sola by nil druggists. $15 six for f 5. Made
oulybyO. l.IIOOD & ( X > . , towoll , Mass.
IOO Doso3One _ Dollar.
f y _ _ .
Ho\v the Nobrakn : Legislature Was
C3 Ruu lu thd Senatorial Days.
Men Compelled" Tnlk or Keep Quiet
at the Point , tyf tlio Gun Utlt
Illcklln'fy Ilnpo Mason
CIcniii thb House.
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There nro many * very interesting1
stories told of the otxrly pioneer days in
the Nobrasku Icpislntm-o by the men
who organized the state and were com
pelled to inako their speeches in the
territorial legislature to suit the senti
ments of the mn'jbrity in favor of a bill.
One of the old ouos , in a lottcr in the
San Francisco Examiner on those early
days , says :
The soil of Nebraska was over prolific
of political rumpuses.
Soon after its admission as a state the
bad blood of both parties warmed up
with the now responsibilities of state
hood , and worked oft its unhealthy
humors in sessions of the legislature.
"When qulto n boy I witnessed some
rather ronmrkablo scones there. A
Brownvlllo lawyer , whose name I can
not now recall , represented Nomaha
county in the senate. One day ho rose
cocked and primed with n speech in op
position to n certain nefarious measure
that the lobbyists wore putting through.
It had passed the house with little oppo-
posilion , but the Nomaha county lawyer
had certain faclsin hia possession which
would defeat the bill.
Ho rose in his scat , with his face the
picture of astonishment and suppressed
indignation , when there came from sev
eral directions about him the ominous
click , click , click of the old-fashioned
Colt's revolvers.
"Tho member from Nomaha , " said
the president of the senate.
The member looked about him and
same the muzzles of three six-shooters
about to make a competitive point of
him : "I merely wished to remark , "
said the Nemahn man , "that when wo
adjourn wo adjourn until 1:80 : p. m. , in
order to give the committee on public
schools time to report. "
/The discussion on the merits of the
bill wont on and the Nctnahu , member
In about fifteen minutes the bill was
about to roach a vote , when the Nomaha
member was observed in his seat , and
his sharp cry of "Mr. President ! " rang
out with an ominous vigor. As ho rose
a man named Wilkes Majors , of Otoo
county , a noted dead shot , fighter and
lobbyists , rose just behind. Majors had
a growth of hair likp Wild Bill , and ho
stood SIK foot two. Majors had a six-
shooter in each hnjid , and with these
weapons ho covcrod.tho senate chamber.
"The member from Nomaha and the
gentleman from Otoo , " remarked the
president of the senate
A titter ran through the chamber and
a round of applausp came from the yeo
manry in the galeenies. The Nemahn
member opened his'batteries ' on the bill
and as ho paced up' ' and down the isle
the tall form of Wickos Majors hovered
close behind and wlion , the senator said
anything particularly bitter Majors
would cock his weapons and sweep the
chamber with the business looking
muzzles. As the sharp "click , click"
floated across the aldlos there was a si
lence of the most painful dimensions' .
Well , the speech was delivered to a
quiet , orderly son a to and a gallery that
quaked with honest applause. When
the roll was called Majors walked over
to the first man on the list and the sharp
"click click" .
, came again.
The member who had pulled a re
volver oriprinnlly was down for the bill
and had his money in his pocket , but
after a couple of beconds deliberation he
voted "no. "
The bill was unanimously defeated.
David Butler's second term as gover
nor of Nebraska brought down on his
head the wrath of his constituents. Ilis
impeachment was made a political issue
and several county conventions pledged
their legislative nominees to vote for
him.Colonel '
Colonel ScofloldjOf'Nobrnskn Cityl\vus
so pledged , but on his arrival at Lin
coln ho became "magnetized" by But
ler , and openly declared that ho should
vote against impeachment. This was
telegraphed to Nebraska City and
caused great excitement.
Ben Hieklin , an odd character there
and publisher of the News , chartered a
special train , took 100 anti-Butler men
to Lincoln , and finding their rocorant
senator in the billiard room of the Tiob-
nor house , collared him and dragged
him into the parlor , where about twenty
of his constituents interviewed him
with closed dooos. It did not last long.
Hieklin , grasping him by the throat ,
shook a noose under Ills chin and vowed
that they would hung hi in if ho violated
his campaign pledges.
The vote wiia taken that afternoon ,
and Hieklin. while his 200 men , sat in
the gallery.
When . Scofiold's name was called ,
Hicklin dropped a rppo down over the
senate chamber , with a noose at the
end. It dangled over Scoliold's head ,
and ho voted "Aye" on the resolution
of impeachment.
His vote decided the question and led
to proceedings that caused Butler's re
tirement from public lifo.
In the succeeding legislature a man
named Husk-oil was president of the
senate. His hobby was the calli'ng of a
constitutional convention , and after a
bitter fight ho lost. ,
A few months afterward the governor
was temporarily absent from the slate ,
and the lioutonnntrffovernor , who was
rather fond of gin and fiddling , was in
duced to cross the river one night and
attend a danco. Once acrobs the stream
ho was in Missouri , and thus loft Has-
koll , by virtue of h.16 , position , acting
governor. „ *
Ho kept track of the other's move
ments and took euro that he was nliod
with liquor until ho could by no possi
bility got buck to .Nebraska . for forty-
eight hours. , ' '
Hubknll hud a confederate to keep
him pobtcd by wire , , and , drawing up a
proclamation culling for uconstitutional
convention , ho took the document into
the secretary of state's ofllce and re
marked : ' , "
"Say , Billy , how much does that
blu&ted seal of the stuto of Nebraska
weigh ? I have a littla bet on the weight
and I'd like to win it. "
The secretary of state handed it over
with the suggestion that ho had "bettor
weigh it. "
Huskoll took tno seal , and , after
gravely "hefting it" a moment , placed
his proclamation boUycon its jaws and ,
probsing the lover , stamped th < > seal of
the sovereign state of Nebraska on the
paper and walked out.
When the Statesman appeared in the
afternoon , Acting Governor Huskcll's
proclamation calling a constitutional
convention appeared and was tele
graphed over the stato. It ordered un
election of delegates within three days ,
and UHHO favoring the scheme were not
in availing themsolvua of the
opportunities afforded to go on n Jaunt
to thp capital. Mornwhllo Acting Gov
ernor James was enjoying himself with
merry company in the paw-paw groves
of Missouri and when no realised the
march stolen on him by his political
adversary , hastened homo and issudo n
The state at once became divided into
two factions , favoring , respectively , the
old old constitution and the constitution
yet to bo.
The election went on in splto of the
counter-proclamation , and in duo course
of time tno delegates arrived in nt Lin
coln , the capital , and assembled in the
chamber of the House. Acting Gover
nor .Tamos was called upon by a resolu
tion to road a message to the now body
outlining his ideas relative to the needs
of the Btato. Ho promptly replied by a
message proroguing the convention.
While his secretary was reading the
mcssflgo Ulock of Beatrice walked up ,
and.snatching . it from his hand , tore it
up and throw on the floor amid loud
applause.- That afternoon James issued
a call to the state militia to assemble
in the capital for the purpose of main
taining law and order and dispersing
the "illegal gathering alleged to bo n
constitutional convention. "
All the military companies in the
state reported in twenty-four hours'
notice. The chance of free transporta
tion to and from the capital and un
limited rations was lee good to bo lost
and every man who had over marched
on a Fourth of July parade brushed up
his old gun and knapsack , scoured his
canteen with castito soap and white
sand and rushed to the train.
This was n golden opportunity for Bill
Hieklin , of Nebraska City , the gentle
man before alluded to in this article.
Ho called his company together and
caused them to elect him brigadier gen
eral , and , chartering n car ut his own
expense , landed over one hundred men
in Lincoln before 12 o'clock that night ,
and , calling on the governor with his
staff , proffered his services.
There was no regular military head to
the troops , and in recognition of the
promptness of his movements , Hicklin
was duly commissioned commandor-in-
chief of the Nebraska militia.
HicUlin was a born wag , the most
noted practical joker in the state , but
ho had also a marked aptitude for man
agement of men , and was a lender and
strategist in everything ho undertook.
Although having but little education ,
just able to road nnd write , ho had a
knaclc of managing and bossing every
thing ho had anything to do with ,
whether a midnight flro , a horse race era
a state campaign.
Next day ho called on the state for
tents , and by noon was in camp with
regular military headquarters estab
lished. Ho began issuing orders in
regular military fashion.
General order No. 1 proclaimed the
captital under martial law , and , throw
ing a cordon of troops around the capl-
tel building , ho ordered any member of
the convention arrested who attempted
to pass. One did attempt , and ho was
promptly broughtto Hicklin's tonttried
by drumhead court martial and fined a
bakot of champagne. Every breech of
military otiquot resulted in a heavy
fine Of champagne and soon Hicklin hail
his tent stocked with "collected fines , "
ranging all the way from one bottle to
one basket. Reports of these proceed
ings were written out in the most sol
emn fashion , signed by Hicklin as com
mander in chief and attested to by his
These reports were all given to the
press and tno utter ludicrousncss of the
situation soon caused a howl of laughter
to rock the state. It was easy to see
that Hicklin was simply making sport
of the governor and also of the conven
tion , and when he issued an order for
all hands to go homo by common con
sent it wus complied with. The farce
cost the state about $50,000 , but the tax
payers insisted that the sport was worth
it and paid the bills without grumbling.
It was _ this that enabled the citizens
of Missouri to brag that they had a
850,000 ball in their state while the
Nobrnskan taxpayers kindly settled
with the fiddler.
O. P. Mason , now a supreme judge of
Nebraska , was a man of great personal
courage. He was very independent
and his brains and lack of what people
call "policy1 earned him many bitter
When once ho got the ear of n meet
ing his oratory won them over so quick
ly that to resist was useless. All the
movements against Mubon had to bo
done in the dark.
One night several men , all sneaking
cowards , mot in a little red schoolhouse
a couple of miles from Nebraska City for
the purpose of holding a "mass meet
ing'1 to denounce Mason , whom they
feared was about to receive a lucrative
federal appointment. They drew up a
series of resolutions beginning with
"Wo , the people of Otoo county , in muss
convention assembled , denounce O. P.
Mason as an enemy .of the human race ;
a foe of mankind , " etc. , etc.
These political conspirators , who had
no standing whatever in the county ,
spent an hour drawing up the most in
flammatory resolutions in this little red
school house in the woods , round the
light of the single tallow dip.
Presently there came the sound of
horses' hoofs plodding up to the door ,
and a moment Or two later who should
walk in but O. P. Mason himself.
As his portly figure appeared at the
door , his shaggy locks shaking , there
was n dead silence in the little school
room. Mason walked deliberately up to
the table , throw of ! his heavy overcoat ,
laid his hat down on nbcnch , and , grab
bing the resolutions and the candle ,
walked up behind the touchors'a desk
and begun to rend :
" \Yo , the people of Otoo county ( who
spells county with a KJ , in mass con
vention assembled. "
Mns&n at this point gave a broad grin ,
and inquired when the balance of the
meeting would bo there. After reading
the Hat of verbose denunciations of him
self , interspersed with comical criti
cisms of tno grammar and spelling
Mason laid < 1own the paper alongside
the candle , and pulling a rather over
grown six-shooter out of his pocket
laid it down also , and addressed a few
remarks to the mooting.
" .Tack , I see you down here as presi
dent at this meeting. Isn't it a little
odd that a man just two venra out of the
Kansas penitentiary should come ui
here nnd run political mass meetings ?
Mr. President , there's the door , gill"
Ho lifted his six'shootor and the pros-
dent of the mooting walked out.
"Bill , I see you are hero too. I'm '
surprised to sco you here , after the waj
I worked for you down in Brownsville
to save you from the charge of robbing
Doc Holiday's hen-roosts. Nine yearn
ago that was , and yon ewe mo the fee
yet. Bettor git ! "
The six-shooter was ngnia lifted.
"I don't want tooxposo the balance o !
this gang. I know your back , record ,
nnd you well know I do. It I tried lonfj
I know you'd kill each other in cold
blood for the imposition each man prac
ticed in getting acquainted with the
other four. It just prolongs your worthless -
loss lives for mo to keep quiet. Boys
there's room outside , and the meeting's
adjourned sino die. "
Ho lifted the revolver again , then the
candle , nnd blow out the light. The
"mass mooting" was thus dispersed in a
most orderly manner , nnd Mason strid
ing his old mare rode into town and or
dered the proceedings published in the
News , with an explanation of how ho
came by them. It was the last "mass
mooting" over hold against Mason in
that county. SAM DAVIS.
An lownti Strikes Ilnril mill Straight
From the Shoulder.
BUUUNOTON , In. , May 10. To the
Editor of THE BEE : In lieu of an ex
tended introductory , I'll shako the
usual prefatory racket and get down to
the bone and gristle of the subject mat-
tor. <
Burlington is noted ( stress on the
"noted" ) for 'lovon or nine different
reasons , viz. :
1. The town was cut bias , like a hog's
eyes , for reasons known to the "Q. "
2. The founder didn't spoil a very
good farm in disrupting the country for
its location.
3. The Sixth street brid o is a last
ing monument to the magnanimity ol
of the once-powerful C. , B. & Q.
4. This is when ho is not an at
tendant at a clam-bake down ai Boston
the hotno of C. E. Perkins , as also W.
C. Brown , H. B. Stone , W. W. Baldwin ,
Superintendent Stewart , Master Me
chanic Joe West , Tom Scholcs , and
others of lessor light. It is also the
home of M. G. Haight , the man with a
bass voice who caused the cockroaches
in the Madison penitentiary , twenty
miles away , to put up their antaonos in
holy horror every time he'd say ail-a
board for Mad. , Kco. and Quin. Hero ,
too , the late lamented T. J. Potter had
a residence , and was of and for the rank
and file of the "Q" attaches. Would
there were more like him. Peace to his
Apropos of this , I append his dcclar
ation , which borders on the prophetic :
Said Mr. Potter : "Tho Chicago ,
Burlington & Quincy management is
too weak , and it grows weaker with
every recurring change in the force.
There is trouble brewing , and it is not
far off. " Rising to his feet and moving
about the room ho continued : "Mark
my prediction , the Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy will have a strike and the
road will go to hell within a year ! "
Thobo are facts and the reader can
draw his own conclusions.
The writer of this is not a striker
neither is ho the son of a striker but is
ono who over frowns down' the wrong
and upholds the right.
Local news is meagre. Our river is
too high can't got hear enough to it to
water a horse. The converging tracks
in the yards here are us rubty as a lust
years' herring , and the scabs all work
the other side of the street.
A commendable dignity and sobriety
pcrvudes the ranks of the engineers in
my acquaintance. With such men at
the throttle as Will Wilder , Mike
Smith , Fred Kurns , Jim Titus , Ab. Par-
mater , etc. , the old Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy was in trusty and prosperous
But "there's heaps of trouble on the
old man's mind" since the boys getaway
away with the "Q. , " us the following
attests :
B"The | Wall Street News , which no
ono will coiibidor other than n corpora
tion journal , buys : 'The Burlington &
Quincy thinks it is winning the fight
because it is running more trains. It
claims a victory , but it is more expen
sive than a defeat. Franco was the
richer for paying the indouiity to Ger
many when Germany was the poorer
receiving it. The company has
alienated its associates , has lost the
support of faithful employes , has
antagonized the railroad system of the
country by trying to involve all other
roads in the inevitable results of the
pig hoadodncES of its munugorB. It is to-
dny a borrower of money to pay its divi
dends. . And yet they expect , or scorn
to , that other roads which are sutibficd
with fair returns on capital , will sup
port them in their insane attempt to
keep up 8 per cent dividends by squeezing
. ' "
ing employes.
That the boys hereaway are a little
sore over their treatment at the hands of
the Huwlcoyo. and in fact , ut the entire
press of the city , is natural , since the Q
tins bought up ovorthing from Chicago
to Denver , ( except the Omaha BKE ) .
"Socle ot turn. " Kight is mighty and
must prevail. Visit.
John Quackonbush , who died at Corn
wall , N. Y , , on Saturday , wus born in
1781) ) .
Much Exoltomout and High Frioos In
the Wheat Pit.
Ait Alarming Krport Prom Iho Ilcd
Hirer Valley Corn Kvcn Worse
Off Outs StroiiR A Uooiu
lu Provisions.
CIIICAOO , Mny 18. [ Spoclnl Telegram to
Tun UKn.l Wheat opened so excited that
whllo there were sales of July nt bOoon
ono sldo of the pit there were bids nt Wo oft
the other. At 1 o'clock , in splto of'tho bear *
Ish inclination of the crowd , nnd In splto Of
heavy selling by Hutohluson , the same
option was above 01 c. "There wns nnoUior
very largo clenrnnco of Hour out of Bultl- '
moro , over fSO.COJ barrels , mnklng exports. Qf
Hour from thnt ixirt nlono ever 120,00"0 bar
rels in two days. Taking the wheat nnd
flour export together and reducing them ,
they aggregate for Now York und Baltimore
for two days over 830,000 hushols.half ns
much as cleared from nil Atlantic ports last
week in six dnys. Those figures helped the
market as much ns anything else , but there \
was plenty of other news of a bull sort. It
was cold and wet all ever the west not only
in the northwest but In the west as well. It .
was freezing nt certain places in
Nebraska , and colder weather wns pre
dicted. Ono sensational dispatch from
the Kcd river valley said that wheat
In that famous district wus not sprouting
and in some cases it certainly had rotted
from cold and wet. The movement was
favorable. In the pit Hutchinson , the great
buyer of yesterday , was the great rcallzer.
The crowd wont homo last night convinced
that the under-pinning of the pit had gone
nnd thnt n decisive break In prices was com
ing. Thli Is the conclusion they had nt the
opening , but affairs did not turn out that II
way. Cudahv and his party , having sold f 1 *
above OIo yesterday , were in shape to take a i '
great lot back nt nbout OOc. They bought , .
however , chiefly for August nnd December. 1
Thcro was moro foreign buying thnn on any
day so far. Baldwin Jc Itanium nnd others
who had been prominent as sellers Wednes
day were prominent on the other sldo to-Uay.
Hutchlnson's selling was done largely by Mo-
Jlenry. Bloom was n seller nt the start nnd
then a buyer. It wns reported utter the tldo t ; . ,
hnd turned. 'U' ,
The cold nnd wet weather had even moro / / /
Inllucnco on corn thnn on wheat enough to "
entirely offset larger receipts thnn wns ex
pected. The out Inspection , however , was
largo 108,831 bushels and the cash do- /
maud wus largo during the day. The esti
mates for Saturday 355 cars showed some
falling-off in the movement. A prominent | | ' k
commission house had advices from Iowa | |
that latcl planted corn was being spoiled by f
cold and wet. In the pit operations were not
significant. There was a little soiling of
May and buying of July , but this changing
was not on a great scale. May opened at
SOJ c , sold to 59c nnd nt 1 o'clock stopped at
59Xc. July opcucd nt 57f o nnu at 1 o'clock
was 5S c. :
Outs were effected chielly by the strength ( ' )
in the other pits. Ilccoipts were 250 cars ana . ,
the estimate for Saturday 200. May opened 1 >
at 34J c nnd closed nt 1 o'clock nt 5c. July K
opened at 3Ko nnd nt 1 o'clock closed nt ' I
83Xc. Hutchinson wns n largo seller of Au
gust , putting out probably 400,000 bushels , 'i '
250,000 bushels in ono lot to Fowler at 20c. '
The provision trade departed from its well
worn rut. The unexpected fulling off in ro .v
ceipts of hogs developed n , bullish turn , nnd | 'i '
under the lead of lard , products of all dcscrip- I
lions experienced u sharp boom. Trading
opened all around at the lowest prices of the
day and fronvstart to finish the market pur
sued nn ascending course. The highest fig
ures quoted were obtained just before 1 . „
o'clock. Bused on last night's closings , tlio
advance actually established in pork
amounted to 22X@25c. in lard to 17KC520c ,
and in short ribs to 12 > c.
AITEIWOON SBSSIOK Wheat lower ; May , , |
closed at about SSXc ; Juno closing at 89.5/o'i / ( /
July opened nt Ol&c , sold uttlj ) < c , down to ' 'i
90) e , closing nt OOJ c ; August 8'c , Decom- i\ \
ber closing ntflO c. Corn wus higher early
but eased otf. May closed at 59' c ; Juno
closed at BTJfc ; July opened nt 5SKc , sold nt
53c , off to 5S&c , closing nt 5S'c. August
closed nt 5Sc. Outs fairly uctlvo ; May was
higher nnd sold und closed nt SKitfc. Other
futures steady ; Juno closing nt IH c. July
May and Juno , $14.47 > for July , f 14.55 for
Aupust nnd ? K < B for September. Lard
was 5c lower. May and Juno closed nt $ S.X ( ) ,
July at $ S.fK. % August at $8.03 , Snptombcr
nt 8.07 } nnd year nt $8.00. Short ribs closed
5c lower or nt fT.G5 for May and June , $7.72'tf
for July , ? 7.BO for August and S7.87K for
CIIICAOO , May 18. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : BEI : . ] U\TTI.B Receipts were rather
largo for Friday and some dealers scomod to
think the tendency of values would bo lower.
There wns n strong demand , however , nnd | j
the market was quite active on all desirable 3 ?
light and medium weights. Big , ripe cattle ,
of heavy weight sold slowly , however , nndut
relatively lower prices than the hulf fnt
kinds. The general market , however , was at
least steady. Good to cholco 1400 to ICOO-lb ,
flJiOfeB.OO ; fair to good 1000 to KttO-lb , $4,00(3 ( >
4.55 ; slop steers. 1250 Ibs , fl.451.5r > ; cows ,
? 1.8li ) ( < 3.ISO ; stoekurs and feeders , $2 60@4.00. ,
Good Texas cattle steady ; steers , $3.00@l.OJ ( ;
cows , 81.50@2 5'J.
Ilous Trade was ngnln active with an up
turn of about lidjlOo on all classes. Heat
heavy made $5.7r'S.80l largely at f5.75 ;
mixed. $5.r.r ( < ( > 5 05 ; light at $5.55@5.00 ; light-
light , $5.40 < Vf5.50. ' ,
Chicago , May 18. The Drovers' Journal
reports as follows :
Cattle ItccolptH , 9,000 ; market strong for
light ; hcavyBteady ; stcora , l,00 < ! (5.00cows ; , >
Jl.SOfeijU.M ; stockers and fucdora , i.50@4.00 ;
TCXUH cattle , * l.r 0@4.00.
Hogs Ilocoipts. 14,000 ; market strong ,
active und f@lOo higher ; mixed , I5.40@5.7U ;
hcayyp .55Qf5.bO ; light , .4 < K 5.05 ; skips ,
Sheep Receipts , 4,000 ; market steady ;
good stronger ; woolud , fl.r/Oifftl.-li ) ; shorn ,
$300aUOO ( ; Tcxans , shornfli.75tn.lO ( ! ; lambs ,
f5.7.r ) ( < 47.00.
KIIIIHUH City , May 18. Cattle Itccclpts ,
2.UOO ; shipments , COO , market weak and u
sliado lower on heavy shipping stcwa ; uthor
grades stronger ami active ; good to choice
corn-foil , ! % < ( ! 75 , common to medium ,
W25ct.20 ! ; sUickers , $ ; J.OOfti2.UO ; foedore. , ,
f3.MC ( < { H 00
Hogs Hecoipts , 8,400 ; shipments. a,400 ;
market strong nnd ur.tivo und r o hlghcrj
coninion to cholco , H.75@4.00 ; skip * unit pigs '
Nntlonnl Stock Vurils , KIIHC Hi.
IoulH , May 18. Cattle Ilccelpts , COO ;
shipments , 1,800 ; market strong nnd un
changed , cholco heavy native steers , tlCOtf $
5.00 ; fair to good native stedrs , ? ! , U ) ( < f 1.00 ;
butchers' stcfrs , nicdluin to choice , } J I0 ( < 5
4.25 ; bUicVcrs nnd feeders , fair to good ,
f2.30(5 ( 3 00 ; rangers , ordinary to good , $ J.20J $
HogH-Receipts , 8,000 ; shipments , 1,200 ;
market n uhndo higher ; cholco heavy and
butchers selections , t5ri.Vff5.il5 ; packing1 ,
medium to prime , ir > . ! 0@5.fi5j light Kradoi ,
ordh.ary to best , ? fl.BO@5.45.
Nr.w Youic , May 13. [ Spojlal Telegram to
run HKK. | STOtK8--Thoro was moro trad-
ng in stocks , sales up to noon being1 Os,000
blmrca. The bulk , however , was by profos-
slor.ulcvlio , in the absence of outsldo orders
of mc < iucnco , have the market to them-
selves. The feeling nmoni ; largo traders waH
bearish. They are heavily short and dolne
,11 in their power to hammer the mat-hut
[ own lo cuvor. Seme long gtoclu have comu
jut In the paf.t few duy , but the bulk of the
telling WM by short * , flopc/rts from the
ivest sUtB that tl o St. Paul comphof htd
on iiuM.ey by th * rtcc.M fiorfie & : A