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THE OMAHtA DAILY-BEE : SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 ; 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES. T „
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Largest Cloak , Suit arid Fur House in the West.- 111
HEYMAN & DEICHES. . 1518-1520 Farnam SI , *
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Continued Special Sale.
Owing to the warm spell we have concluded to con SPECIALTIES
tinue the following prices for the remainder of this week. IN
Fine Dresses $12.75 , fully worth $18.50.
Fine Dresses $17.75 , fully worth $25.50. Displayed . in our win
Extra Fine Dresses $22.50 , fully worth $32.50. dow. Full Dress Patterns ,
Very elegant Dresses $33.50 , fully worth $50.00. with $4.50 ornaments upwards. from
HASCALL AS A HUSBAND ,
A Torrlblo Oliaptor of Vlco Prom the
District Court Rocords.
SCAN DALOUS , BRUTAL CONDUCT.
ZCIcklnt ; , Mnltianting mid Curslnc
Children and Loading Young
Girls Astrny Under Prom
ise of Marriage.
A IjoiiK-SupprosHOtl Story.
Tor years past people on South Thirteenth
atreot have talked about the scandalous be
havior of Isaac S. Hascall , and since certain
proceedings were had iu court which termi
nated in a decree of divorce being granted to
his wife.
His malodorous reputation has spread very
generally among his acquaintances. It was
known to but comparatively few people ,
however , that a suit for seduction had been
filed in the court , mid is tlll pending.
Out of consideration for his own family
and the women ho has wronged , publicity
has been withheld up to this time by the ,
press. But us Hascall is now a candidate
for the leglslatuie and has the backing of
tbo very worst dregs of society , while thou
sand of voters are Ignorant of his true char
acter , it ia deemed proper In the public in
terest to throw daylight on his conduct by
reproducing the record of the court.
Tile following explains itself :
District Court , Douglas County Sarah J.
Hascall vs Isaac S. Hascall.
[ \ ' The plaintiff complains of defendant , that
t' ' on or about thoLMdday of July , 18.M1 , at the
II town of living , county of Clinutauqua , and
state of New York , she was married to the
defendant and has since conducted herself
toward thu defendant as a faithful , chaste
and obedient wife. That for upward of six
months immediately preceding the time of
flllnb this petition she has been a resident of
Douglas county , in this state.
The plaintiff further represents that said
defendant , rugardlcss of the marital duties
and obligations , on thu tith day of February ,
IBSTi , In the city of Omaha , and at divers
times since that date , without any collusion
'on the part of the plaintiff , did commit
adultery with ono Emman Anderson. That
said defendant , on or about the 15th
day of December , IbsS , in the oity of Omaha ,
did commit udultery with ono Adulla Hans-
trop ; that said net of adultery was without
the consent , connivance , or condonation ot
plaintiff. The plaintiff further rcpicsents
that on or about the 15th of December , 1SSI ,
and at various times before and since said
date , the defendant , legaidlcss of his duties
M a husband , was guilty of extreme cruelty
toward the plaintiff without any cause or
provocation ou her part. * Thut ho
has struck , beaten , kicked and stamped upon
his children , has called his son a Dastard ,
and assailed him In plaintiff's presence with
various abusive , cruel and shameful epithets ,
for the purpose of wounding the feelings of
plaintiff.
*
The plaintiff therefore prays that she may
be divorced f rom said defendant and thatohe
may be given the custody of said child ( a
boy under age ) ami that said defendant be
decreed to pay her rcasoiwiblc alimony , and
.for such other relief as equity may require.
SXVAOI : & Moititis ,
Plaintiff's attorneys.
Adjudicated February 5 , ISbO.
Recorded in complete record "Y" ut
page 71.
smitenoUNIIUII PUOMISU OF M.UIUIAOI : .
Bo it remembered , that oil the 14th day of
September , ISSll , n petition was tiled In the
office ot the clerk of the district court for
Douglas county , Nebraska , u Inch saKl peti
tion reads and is us follows , to-wit ;
In the district court of Douglas county ,
Nebraska Fmntiska Hiijok , plamtifT , vs.
Isaac S. Hascall , defendant petition.
For her cause of action against the defend
ant the plaintiff savs that on or about thu 10th
day of February. IS * ! , In consideration of
the promise of the plaintiff , she then being
unmarried , to marry the defendant upon his
request , the defendant prombed to marry
tha plaintiff.
By said promise of the defendant to marry
the plaintiff , defendant seduced the plaintiff ,
ttnd induced the plaintiff to commit unlawful
BOxual intercourse with him at dlvois times
froui and utter the bald 10th day ot February ,
1830 , up to about the bth day of April , 1 1.
Plaintiff , over since the said 10th day of
February , ISSO , has been icady and willing
-to marry the defendant at such time as he
might name , and In thut behalf she has often
besought the defendant to name thu day for
their marrlago.
But the defendant , unmindful of his said
pronme , has tofusod , and still refuses
and neglects to marry the plaintiff ,
although a reasonable time has
elapsed before the commencement ot
this action , to tbo damageot the
plaintiff of $25,000 , for which , and the costs ,
the plaintiff asks u Judgment against thu de
fendant. HULL & SOKNIIOIIUCII ,
F. V. KIUTKY ,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
The State of Nebraska , I .
. Douglas County. { B *
Franliska Hajck , being first duly sworn ,
deposes and w8 that she is. ttvo plaintiff In
the abovit entitled cause ; that she has read
tuo forccolng | x > UUon , ami ( hat thu facts
therein set forth are true.
true.FlUNTISKA H\JEK.
Subset ibed und sworn to boToro uio. this
13th day of September , 18Stt. .
( .Scat ] FllJLN'K J. IvASl'AK ,
Notary Public.
In the District Court of Douglas County ,
Nebraska.
Frantiska Hajck , I'lalntlff , vs. Isaac S. Has.
call , Defendant Prccfp.o for Summons.
The cli'rk of Mtld court will please Usuo a
summons in the abo\ entitled case , directed
to the sheriff of Douglas county , In ihq form
and returnable as required by law , endorsing
> thereon that the amount for which plaintiff
vrlll take Judgment , If the defendant fails to
appear , Is f.UOCO. UCLL & SaitNtioitacn ,
. F. V. KHA.TKT ,
Atturnpys for the Plaintiff.
The State of Nebraska , I _ . .
Douglas County. f" ' .
I , Frank E. Moarcs , clerk'of said court , do
hereby ccitify that the foregoing is a full
and true copy of the original petition in said
MM now oo file in uiy office , and that said
MM is still pending in said court. *
\ Witness my baud and teal this 1st day ot
November , ISSSv Fit sic C. MOOKBS , Cleric.
[ Scal.l Bv V. M. MACKur , Deputy.
H V.SCAI.I.N AW nit.
In the district court of Douglas county ,
state ofNebraska r"rantlska " Hajok. plain
tiff , against Isnais S. Hascall , defendant.
And now comes the said Isaac S. Hascall ,
defendant , and answers the amended petition
of the said Frnntfska Hajik , plaintiff , us fol
lows , to wit :
1. The said defendant denies each and
every allegation in said amended petition.
" . For a further answer to said amended pe
tition , the said defendant alleges that on the
10th day of March , ISbti , and from mid after
said time and up to thu 3.1 day of September ,
IbbO , and at the time stated in said amended
petition of the making of the alleged con
tract of marriaeo , the said defendant wus
unable to outer into or tuaku any marriage
contract with said plaintiff or make any
binding or valid promise ot marriage , for
that on the M day of March , 13M5 , the
said defendant was a married man ,
one Sarah J , Hascall being the wife
of said defendant , that said Sarah J. Has-
call was alive on the said 10th day of March ,
ISStl , and she was still living on the "d dnv
of September , 1S30 , nil of which the said
plaintiff well knew. That on the 4th day of
March , ISiG , In the district court of the
Thud Judicial district of the state of Ne
braska in and for Douglas county , and at the
February term of said court in un uction
pending therein , wherein the said Sarah .1.
Huseall was plaintiff , and tne said Isaac S.
Hascnll wus defendant , the court having
Jurisdiction of the persons of the parties und
iif the subject matter of the action , u decree I
of dlvotce was grautcd nnd entered of record I
In the proceedings ot said court , setting ,
aside and annulling the marriage relation ex
isting between the said Sarali J. Hascall and
Isaac S. Hascall , and decreeing the same to
take effect and bo in force us of the ! M day of
March , A. D. ISSt ) . That six months in
which to commence proceedings for setting
aside , reversing or modifying said
decree did not expire until the
8d day of September , 18SO. That
bv the statutes und laws of the state of
Nebraska relating to marriage and divorce
the djjfundant was prohibited from marrying
during" said time , to wit from the said 3d
day of March , 1840 , to the said 2d day of
September , 1S66 , and a violation of said
statutes and laws by the terms of the same
is made a felony. Therefore defendant asks
judgement heroin against the plaintiff
for the costs and disbursements of this ac
tion. I'SVAO S. II\SCAI.L , .
Defendant.
State of Nebraska , I ,
County of Douglas , f c B >
Isano S. Hnscnll , being first duly sworn ,
deposes and says that he is the defendant in
this action ; that ho knows thu contents of
the foiegomg answer , and thut the facts
stated therein ho believes to bo true.
ISAAC S. HSCALL. .
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to
before mo this 24th dav of January , 1837.
WIILI\M H. IJ\M ,
Clerk.
The above answer is entirely ia Hascall's
handwriting.
Death of Madame Donovan at the Sa-
crort Heart Convent ,
TUB Br.B lias already published an an
nouncement of the death of Madame Donovan
van , at the convent of the Sacred Heart in
this city. The entcruient took place in the
plot ot the institution in Holy Scpulchrr
cemetery. .
The death of this lady of the order rau
tioncd , was particularly sad , In that she was
still young , being in her thirty-third year ,
gifted with many talents and endearing qual
ities , and the only daughter of a widowed
mother who was unable to be present
during the last moments of hrr child ,
Madame Donovan came from Cincinnati , und
it hud been the hope of her reverend associ
ates that the cliniato of 'Omaha would , at
least , lengthen her das si but , with the full-
Ingot the leaves and the withering of the
llowera , she drooped und died. Surrounded
by every s.iro und the best medical attend
ance , cheered to the last by an enduring faith
in heaven and the hope that there she would
soon Intercede for the beloved and lonely
mother she could not see , she passed away
smilingly and contented. To such beings
death is a welcome deliverance and has nesting
sting to embitter the ct.tranco to
eternity. Slio died on a holiday
which had been set apart for some time
us a holiday for the pupils of the academy ,
but the recreation was necessarily deferred
until the lust rites over the remains of the
beloved inndnmu hud been performed. The
funeral services wcro conducted by Right
Rev. Jnuies O'Connor , who chanted u
requiem high muss At its close the children
she htid loywl so well and for whose pleasure ,
in preparation for their holiday , she hod put
foith her last efforts , formed on cither sldo
of the alsla ai the casket , containing her
revered remains , was borne by hnr sisters in
religion from the chapel , preceded by all the
mothers and sisters of the institution. The
leniuins wore followed to the grava by her
late pupils. The mind may rest fern
n moment in contemplation of the death
of this revered young lady , whoso time
energy aud. talents were devoted to her
neighbor , and who , in her devotion to her
kind und to bcr creator , found , it is known
she believed , greater treasure than she
would have earned in the wealth and pleas
ure which she had willingly forsaken.
TJIti IMj-FATii ) KOGKUT.
Hnna Pctor'on Ijo-tes Ait KyO Uy n
Flying MHalle.
Hans Peterson , re ldlng on Cuminp near
Twenty-eighth street , met with n painful ac
cident while marching in the democratic
torchlight procession last night. Ho was
rounding the corner from Eleventh street
onto Farnam , when a skyrocket struck him
In the left eye. Ho was conveyed to his
homo in a cab , aud medical aid was sum
moned. The physician decided that the eye
would have to bo taken out. The shock
ulso iiff < 'Ctod the sight of the remaining ocular
lar , and for the present at least Mr. Peterson
is bereft of his sight. Tlili force of the rocket ,
together with the shock , i > ro lrated him , and
but for the succor rendered by a companion
ho would have fallen to thu ground. At a
late hour last night Peterson xvag resting in
a scml-cnnsclous condition , but it is thought
that nothing further of a * serious tendency
will result , Peterson is employed by the
Union Puclrla in handling local freight and is
a man of family.
The' decorations. In front of the City steam
laundry on Eleventh street , ne r Douglas ,
caught flro from a sky-rocket aad called out
the Ure department about 0:3 : o'clock Ian
night. No xlaiaago resulted.
MORROW AND MORRISON ,
The Official Plaatoror of the Board
Unbosoms Himself.
TALKING TO THE WRONG MAN
Kcvelatlons Tlmt Will Create No Lit
tle Surprise Morrison's lllght
Hand Man Will ilaro to
Explain.
During the controversy which arose some
weeks ago iu the board of education over the
purchase of school furniture , tlio conductor
certain members aroused suspicion that
something was wrong , Steps were taken by
Tun 13nis to ascertain what , If any , corrupt
influence was being used. A reporter was
detailed to keep his eye ou the movements of
suspected parties and follow up
his inquiry as a detective to a
point that would place him In full
possession of the actual state of facts.
The reporter went to work as directed ana
in a short time found that ono William Mor
row , a plasterer by trade and a ward bum
mer and corner loafer by practice , had
boasted of limitless influence with certain
members of the board. This man Morrow
has been on the pay roll of the school board
for many months as special plas
terer and 1ms drawn liberal allow
ances from the school fund for
time which is known to have been largely
devoted to political dirty work. Morrow's
footprints were soon discovered on the track
traveled by certain members of the board ,
and ( ho fact he was the link between
boodlmg agents and the vulnerable members
< was established "beyond a doubt by the "de-
'tective reporter.
On a curtain Sunday in September the re
porter in question , dixgulscd as a
drummer for a furniture factory ,
walucd into the yard of Morrow's house
and inquired whether Mr. Morrow was at
homo. A man with a very marked counte
nance , blear-eyed and blotched , responded ,
"That's my name , " and when told that nn
interview was sought on school furniture
business ho motioned the reporter to follow
him around the house out of hearing of his
family. There the two sat down and had
the following confidential talk. During the
conversation Morrow several times cautioned
the repoiter to lower his voice , us if to pre
vent anybody overhearing what was said :
Heportur My name is Watson. I am
agent of the Minneapolis School Furniture
company and I want to consult with you as
to the best way of securing the patronage ot
the board :
"Well , you are a stranger to mo , " inter
rupted Mori ow , "and of course I might en
lighten \ ou provided I knew you better. Who
referred ! you to mei"
The icportcr answered that he had been
advised by a member of the board ( whom ho
named ) to see Morrow , and succeeded in
convincing the latter that everything was all
right.
"Yes , " mused Morrow , doubt full ; then a
broad smile meandered over his counte
nance , and ho continued : "This is purely a
nutter of business , jroa seo. Of course you
understand that we do not do this work for
nothing. "
Kepoiter Yes , my experience has been
that to gain u point in the desk business in
a now territory a little currency is very
serviceable.
Morrow You bet that's Just what It is ,
and when agents don't look at it In this way
they don't reap a very big harvest from their
labors in this man's town.
Reporter Yes , so other agents have given
mo to understand. Now , my firm rightfully
owns this territory , and wo do not like to
have another manufactories monopolize the
trade. In fact , we have decided to reach out
for this patronage , and I urn here to- < lay
under instructions from my firm to secure
the patronage u | > on reasonable terms. Now ,
I will be liberal , ami although limited , I will
do as well by you as any other house has
done.
Morrow Well , as I said before , business is
business , and it takes money to buy whisky ,
and whisky buys votes.
Hoportor Now , Mr. Morrow , as I am well
awuro by jour conversation that you under
stand how to put our scheme through , what
are your terms !
Morrow Well , that depends on how you
want me to gii lo work. You see anything
that I say pretty nearly goes. Hut whatever
you may say you will do I want you to
stand by your word and not. go back on it as
tV.'Ctt , the agent of the Grand Uapids firm ,
has done.
Reporter I always considered htm on the
square !
Morrow So did I , as also did some mem
bers t > f the board , but we got left. Ho gave
roe * 130 in cash to help him In getting in his
desks hero. I used this ivJl up sugaring cer
tain members of the board and giving them
suppers. He promised me more , but he never
guvo mo a d d uout more , with the excep
tion of ono night when we wcro at supper
bo handed me a * 3 bill. But ho won't make
anj thing by It. Hu wrote several days ago tc
the board cnncernlntrmattersconnectcd with
the letting of bids for inoro desks , but upon
my advice his letter wus ignored. It will
not do to make promises in a mutter llKo this
and not carry them out.
Reporter No , sir , that 'vas not a square
dorxl and I do not wonder thut you feel some
what hurt ; you want the matter conducted
fairly , and you are i ight. '
Morrow Yes. Some people might thinl
that it was a system of robbery , but what If
the uJ of having a plum if you do not gel
any good out of ill . '
lloporterNow , Mr. Morrow , whotwil
you carry .the prospect through for as re
gards the putting in of lay desk In tin
schools in Omaha !
Morrow I must have 1500 at least. It I
no small Job to gut a thlmr llko that through ,
especially when opposition ! m a slmllni
hold. Hut you give me (500 cash in ham
and I will give you n written guaranty it
put your desk * In at least one school build
tug that U now nearly completed. I am sun
that \vQcn j'ou once get u plant hew am
M you say your linn U liberal with its -"su
pur. " yoi ) will get lull control hero soonei
or later. Now you mu -understand tha
this (390 does not go to mo. f hare to dlridi
it up among members ol the board. ' For to ;
own labors I will uak that you give me S1&
outright to. start on. U takes money to di
anything. .
At this Juueturo the reporter took asaial
hand book from his pocket ostensibly for the
purpose of computing the total amount re
quired by the schoolboard workers , but pur
posely so tlmt no confusion might result.
Then to the request that ho name over the
members of thu board that had to bo sugarc J
Morrow responded :
"Well , you want the building committee ,
of which Morris Morrison is chairman.
[ Hero Morrow named each member
of the committee ] , The money
must pass through my hands , and
tnat is I will see that you come out all right.
You see I would not let you see mo trivo any
ot the board money. I handle the cash and
make the deals. It is simply a system of
protection which we hsve inaugurated.
Heporter Then in case I give you 500 you
will guarantee me the votes ?
Marrow Yes , I will fix them , sure.
The conversation then rested. Morrow
was loft after having been assured that his
offer of KOO for "fixing" the matter was sat
isfactory. The next day the reporter visited
a party hero who was known to
have some knowledge of the
manner In which the Michigan desk was in
troduce * ] , and represented himself as an
agent of that desk. After stating his busi
ness , the reporter said :
"Hut now I understand that the people
who ivero paid for their support are not
doing by the flrnt uwhat they agreed. How
can you account fcr-it ? "
"Well , " was the reply , "thcro is a fellow
named Morrow that bums around consider
ably and undoubtedly he was paid some
money. I do not care to speak concerning
any member of Ithoi board. "
Several dayg-vago Mr. Morrison , who re-
gardcd Tun BEE'S ( -opposition to his candi
dacy as personal rfpito work , was invited by
the editor to call at the ofilco and leara the
true cause * > f ? oTiiE BEE'S opposition.
Mr. Morrison" called yesterday afternoon
with another tnombor of the school board
and the storjuas'above told was related to
them. Mr. Mirrison denied for himself that
ho had been in anv way concerned in a
noodle schemoUwlth the furniture dealers.
The other memberr 'atcd ' that he had heard
something of tuis , story before , and. both do-
clarail they .wQuJd Jiatyo the matter investi-
KuteQ by tte board'after , election.
Mr. Morrison's Jatttehtion was also called
o an aOldavit in which he is charged with
laving , Bomc'titno'ago , paid $50 to tbo affiant
for the purpose of influencing the action of a
certain councilman. This was also flatly de
nied by Mr. Morrison.
AMUSEMENTS.
Next week' for four performances , com
mencing Thursday , November a , Boyd's
opera house will be occupied by ono of the
most successful of American plays , William
Gillette's "Held bv the Enemy. " The play
; vlll bo presented by a strong cast , and with
all the scenic and mechanical effects that
iclpcd to make it so popular. "Held by the
Enemy" is an American play , distinctly no-
; ivo , sprinkled with touches of tragedy ,
icroism , humor and pathos. The career of
: his piece furnishes a peculiar incident iu
the history ol theatricals , as it is ono of the
very few dramatic productions of late years
that has attained such world-wide reputa
tion. It was written by Mr. Glllettd and
produced by him , backed by his own capital ,
and its success is duo entirely to his own
efforts. Besides being played in America , it
is now running in London , England.
There will bo a novelty ut the now Grand
opera house this week , commencing Thurs
day , November 8 , and continuing until Sat
urday. It will bo the first production in
Omaha of Willard Spenser's phcnominally
successful American-Japanese comic opera ,
"The Little Tycoon , " which has met with
much favor in Now York , Philadelphia and
other eastern cities. "The Little Tycoon" Is
a satire on the American craze for foreign
titles , and bears not the least similarity to the
"Mikado. " It will bo richly staged with
elaborate and beautiful scenery and costumes.
The company comprises fifty-two people ,
lieaded by Catherine Heinyard , Elvio Crox ,
Marie Sanger , Thomas Q. Seabrooko , J. Al-
dutt Libby , Lloyd Wilson ana Joseph
Mealy.
To-night at Boyd's Mr. Koch's dramatic
company will appear in the laughable piece ,
"Berliner Kinder. " It is n farce , with songs ,
In four acts. Ono act shows military life in
the barracks of Berlin. The uniforms Mr.
Koch has expressly ordered from Cincinnati ,
and a chorus of fifteen people will sing the
soldier song in the same act. Mr.
Axtmmi , the excellent comedian of the
tronpo , will plav the part of Sergeant
Gructzmachcr and Mr. Koch will play Wil-
hclm , the cooper-boy. Mr. Koch with his
brilliant company has given , especially for
the last few performances , such au excellent
entertainment that there is no doubt that the
house will be well filled , as the performance
deserves. . , '
The fact tlmt jtho people are Just now
deeply Interested o in the election docs not
deter tbo masses In Omaha from patronizing
that popular family resort , the Eden
Musoe. The , attractions for the week
beginning Monday , November 5 , are
many and excellent. Madame Kav-
lini , the queei } pt clay , will bo present
during the eutlro. week and interest the
thousands of Visitors with her marvelous
construction of useful and ornamental arti
cles out of clay. W. E. Glenn , the great
Spencerian macij 'ist , will remain another
week and wilF'trmrk books , handkerchiefs ,
eta , free if brofujVt in the afternoon. In the
curio hall the 'attractions will bo numerous
and interesting. ' ' "
P. S. Gilmonvtuo well known leader , with
his great band , will give two concert * in th
grand opera hon'se next Sunday afternoon
and evening. His vocal artists this season
comprise Mmo. Blanche Stone-Barton , c
alsUrof Marie Stone , soprano ; Miss Helen
Dudley Campbell , contralto ; Slgnor Bal
lanxa , from Maplesoii's opera compaUy , am ]
Herr Emil Singer , from the Grand open
company of New York.
Miss Rachel Franko's concert will take
place on Monday evening , November 12. al
the exposition ball. She will be assisted bj
Mrs. Martin Cahn , Mrs. L. A. Moellor.
Lieutenant John Kmzie , Mr. R. H. France
Prpf. C. Baetens. Prof. A. Walther , Mr
Martin Cahn and Mr. Butler.
Howard Pew , the well known and iiopulai
press agent of Cllinoru'a band , i in t he city
G. H. Smith was arrested last night foi
assaulting a Mrs. Mullbach on South Tent )
street. He was intoxicated at the time. Thi
woman resides at 413 South Tenth. Tin
blow which Smith dealt was devoid of injury
A WILD AND WOOLLY CITY ,
Situate Amidst the Storllo Plains of
Grant County.
THE GAY AND FESTIVE COWBOY.
A Uendezvous of the Border Tough
Experiences of 1J. & M. OfllcialB
Doc Middlcton and the
"Itazzlo Dazzle. "
"Whitman , Nebraska.
A little shanty town , of possibly one
hundred souls , nestling midst the sterile
sand-hills of Grant county , on the line
of the AuroraRfivcnna and Broken Bow
division of the B. and M. railroad. But
few know anything about this unpre
tentious little hamiot , and care much
less , btill it has a history of its own that
is well worth chronicling , and which
may severely tax the credulity of the
unsuspecting reader. One year ago
Whitman was the terminus of the branch
of the B. and M. mention , and fairly
bristled and scintillated with life in its
most robust form.
It was a town of from six to eight hun
dred inhabitants , consisting of railroad
graders , cowboys , ranchmen , hunters ,
gamblers , cut-throats and thieves , with
an overwhelming representation of the
demi-raondo of the lowest , most desper
ate and vicious stripe , The houses
Tore inoro board shells , and laid out In
, wo straight rows at the base of a
owering sand-hill and to the north of
the track. Roundabout , at the foot of
; ho hills to the south , was numerous
; onts , occupied variously by graders ,
Dagos , Irish , Mongolians and blacks us
well as hunters , cowboys and gamblers.
It was a veritable frontier town , with
all its rough and rugged concomitants ,
and as wild and woolly as over Lotvd-
villo , Dead wood , Abilene or Poker Flat
wore in their most halcyon days. With
out the faintest semblance of law and
orderfreeuntethered and unrestrained ,
the lawless characters who rendez
voused hero Kept up ono coaselobs satur '
nalia from ono week's end to another.
Gambling , drunkenness and murder
held high carnival , and furnished the
principal occupation of the desperate ,
reckless , dissolute spirits who congre
gated there.
Small as the town was , Ita population ,
like all the typical cities of the moun
tain and the plains , was drawn from
all quarters of the known world ,
and included every grade of character
from the highest to the lowest , but the
latter , of course , largo predominating.
The was the coldcalculatlng speculator ,
the Omaha real cotate agent , the squalid
mendicant , the dignified judge , the jolly
steamboat man , the rough miner , the
weather-beaten trapper , the shrewd
sport , the blear-eyed loafer , the scowlIng -
Ing greaser , the dare-devil cow-boy , the
scowling Italian , the negro and the
Chinaman ; all these and hundreds of
others wore to bo met at Whitman ono
year ago the world in miniature , a
focus of its passions , it prejudices , its
hates and loves.
Among the vicious class were
such well known characters
as the notorious Doc Middle-
ton , of unsavory Omaha record. Doc
Johnson , the Ditto boys , the McCabe
brothers , George , Frank and Arhe , and
last but not least , Joe Hall , the mur
derer , railroad wrecker , horse thief and
all around scoundrel.
Doc Middleton ran the "Ra/.zle Daz
zle , " a low doggery and hurdy-gurdy
house , while Joe Hall presided over the
' 'Ilcardquartors1 gambllnp hell , gin-
inlll , bagnio , hotel , dance house and
variety hall. Hero the click of the
roulette wheel and the faro chip , the
wild whoop of the drunken cowboy and
the strident laughter of the harlot ,
mingled all night long with the collicky
notes from a dingy and batter
ing upright piano , and the dis
cordant wheezing of old Ruff's liddlo ,
not unfrequontly Interrupted by the
crack of the six-shooter and the fierce
oaths of bartenders and managers.
In those days It was no safe thing for
a respectable man to venture into
Whitman , so hilarious were the cow
boys , and HO reckless with their guns.
Quick to resent any fancied offense ,
and always with the bixbbootor , the
cowboy when full of bug-juice Is no
pleasant perton to meet. They are
death to the tenderfoot , and when one
was so venturesome1 as to leave the
little , shabby hoard hostlerlo nc r the
depot and go up into the city , it waa
ton to ono he had an experience before
ho got back. Their favorite diver-
tisement with a green ono waste
to make him dance , and II
ono was so luckless as to drop Into Mid
dle ton'a don , or Hall's , or McCabo'n
when the cowboys were out , ho never
escauod exhibiting ta thq. admiring
throng- his utility and ability as a
terpsichorean artist. Then , as the poor ,
frightened , shivering victim , in hit
wild ambition to pleaao and placate the
applauding cow-punchors , poriouptted
chunseed and evoluted in excruciating
nwkwivnlnoM , the reckless audience
would Infuse him , ever-and nnpn , will ;
a renewal of enthusiasm , by shooting
holes in the plank floor under his fool
with their revolvers. . Tiring of this
amusement they would march thoauckci
up to the calico bar , and with the mule /
/lo of a big Smith ftVcbSon
or Colts' , staring him out ot eoauteii
mcc. they would inquire whotfior ho
didn't ' think it was his treat. Ho al-
\aysdid. Then every mother's son of
them in the hall would call for whisky ,
and as this vile stuff was never retailed
at a lower figure than two bits over the
mr , the oodtlvlty rarely failed to run
"
vo l up Into a"tondollar bill. After
hit ) evidence of generosity the grauious
cow-punchers would either allow him to
cmain and enjoy the discomfiture of
some other sucker , or kick him out into
the street , as the fancy beizcd them.
A good story in this connection is to
bo told of Messrs. John R. Brandt , the
gentlemanly B. & M. traveling auditor ,
and Charles A. Worthington , another
urbane official of the road.
These two gentlemen found them
selves in this delectable town on the
21st of October a year ago. They had
fono up on business for the road , and in
, ho evening after supper at the depot
lash counter they thought they'd stroll
up town and see the elephant. They
were well aware that Whitman , as a
city , was a full-blown daisy , and aory
, ough place generally , but on account
of their connection with the road , and
"rom the fact that they had four or five
Hundred graders at work there , they
ipprehended neither danger or un-
[ ) ieasantnc& > . The sounds of riotous
: nerriment exuding in great chunks
Tom the interstices in the bosird
and sod walls of the "Razzlo-
Da.i7.lo" attracted their attention , and
they concluded to drop in and
see the fun. They wore soon within the
Blaring refulgence of the bar , and wore
imazcd at the spectacle spread out be
fore them. A frowsy group of cowboys
and loafers , with six-shooters strapped
i-hip , crowded and jostled around a
faro game , the dealer being a dignified ,
long , gray-whiskered old gontlcman
known as the "Judge , " and the "look
out" no loss a personage than the placid ,
Salhd , thin-faced , sharp-eyed Doc Mid-
loton. At the far end of the room ,
perched upon an upright whisky barrel ,
was a greasy coon sawing wood on a
consumptive violin , while before him
was a sot in a quadrille , four very rock-
ioss cowboys and their partners ,
a quartette of females with about as
much drapery upon their lissom forms
as is to bo scon upon Domenichino's
statue of Minerva. It waa a loud and
jaudy soirco dansanto. Along the bar
ivoro ranged the usual habitues of the
place , waiting patiently for some ono to
ireat.
"Hello there , " cried a tall , thin cow-
joy , as Mr. Worthington's glistening
: ilo caught his eagle eye , and leaving
, ho sot ho advanced toward our friends ,
and laying his hand on Worthington's
shoulder , continued , "Just in time
an' the danco. "
pard , come on join
"No , thank you , " suavely replied Mr.
Worthington , "I never dance' " and ho
winked at Brandt.
0
"Git out , " rejoined Mr. Cowpuncher ,
"I know you dance , como give us a
stop. "
"Noap , " from Worthington.
"Oh , yes , I thini ; you'd hot
ter , " persuasively ( rom the man
of serope and sombrero , and
with this supposition , his sixshootor
was slung across his arm , looking the
startled railroad otllclal square In the
face.
"Well I do feel like "
, dancing , joy
ously exclaimed Worthington , "In fact
I never felt so much like it in all my
llfo como on , Brandt , lot's take a
whirl. On with the dance ; and let joy
be unconfincd "
Bangl
It was the cowboy's gun , and it tore a
big ragged silver out of the plank at
Worthington's feet and scared him out
of acouplo of years' growth.
" Dance 1"
Was the peremptory adjuration from
the man of the lariat aud broncho , and
bang ! wont the slxshpoter again , barely
missing Chur'oy'n ' glistening tilo.
Then you should have soon Messrs.
Worthington and Brandt.
Did they dance ?
For nearly ono"hour. . Galloped ,
waltzed , bchottlsched , rippled , ma/.ur-
kaod , ] > olkaud and jigged. Delohanty
and Honglor , Billy Emerson , Dick
Slider and Andy McKee were nowhere.
The stops they executed were marvel
ous for their grace and b'eauty , phenom
enal in conception , Incomparable in
their alacrity and timo.
'Their fairy forms , now here , now there ,
Hovered like children of the air. "
Worthington's plug foil off aud rolled
to the floor , only to bo perforated agiiu
and again by balls from the cowboys'
guns. The men yelled and whooped
like fiends of some infernal arena , while
the worn cm screamed and laughed , and
finally joined in the weird , unbridled
can-can , and the scene became qnoof
general uproar and confusion , and dur
ing this our friends made their escape.
Halloas and perspiring they voachq'l
the caboose on the siding at the depot ,
but they never ventured out again that
night , nor the next day even , did they
go I'ocK up into Whitman. They were
no hogs and knew when they had
enough.
1 } was my intention at the outset ol
this article to give the readers n good
dual of the history of Whitman ; the
murder of Joe Hull , the infamous bor
der rough and outthroat , how Bunker
Fllmmor wouldn't nor didn't dance at
the cowboyu' bidding ; the grcal
cattle rungus ; how they round
up , cut nut and brand cattle ;
the whole great country , measure
less plains , rolling sand hills and beau
tiful lukcri ; about the game , now and
formerly ; buffalo , ollc , dcur , wotveS and
coyotes ; geoao mid dilcks ; the dreaded
prairiu llrcs nud iho ninchcro's guard :
the bright aide of cowboy life , and o
many of the flue follows there aroamonu
them , lu wull us about the town o
Whitman of to-day , and many oilier In
teresting m.ittor.s and things gathered
on a recent hunting trip there , but
owing lo the length of this must defer
t until another Sunduv.
SANDY G.'V. Gius\yotD.
COUNTY
\ Brief ScHHloit , at Which HtiHlncns of
Minor Importance Wn TrntiHrtot'dtl. '
The county commissioner * mot ycstb'fjany '
afternoon with a full attendance. A rcsolu-
ion to the effect that Klizaboth Haiti ho. paid
; I5U for damages resulting from the opening
of road 111) was adopted. ' *
The following resolutions were ntso
adopted : Placing the grading ou Twputy-
burth fltrcct from A to Wyman istrcot at
the expense of tliu county , providing ( Up oity
of South Omaha shall pay 0 eonU p.orcubio
rard for each yard movud by the county ind
he latter 7 cents for each yard moVcdi by
the city , the same not to exceed 20X)0 ( ) yards.
On recommendation ol J. .1. Mahonoy/tho /
salary of Dennis Sullivan , driver of , the
county ambulance , was raised f raui 423 to
f30 parmnnth. , . , ,
The contest for the grading of tuo road
south of riorencc lake was awarded to
McKlnney & Hall , at ! ' . > > cents pei4 cubic
yard. Y.
The contract for furnishing coal to , ' the
leer farm and city poor for the season of
18SS and 1KV.I was awarded to CJ. B. HaVeus
& Co. , us follows : McAllister lump Coai on
.rack at hospital , fC7i ! ; county poor , Rich
Hill lump coal at S'J.fX ) par half ton aud Jl.GO
> or quarter ton , subject to drayage.
The following communication wasVecolvod
and referred to the committee on charities :
To the Honorable Boara of CountyCom-
nisstoncra : At a meeting of the board of
rustccs of the Omaha bureau of charities
icld October 31 , the following resolution
was adopted :
Kesolved , That the secretary of the board
30 instructed to present a request tp the
xiard of county commissioners that they cm-
> loy Mrs Pearson , heretofore employed by
us , as the assistant to Mr. Mahoney at $75
> er month. AI.FUKD MILLAUD.
TUKP KVENTS.
Summary of the National Jookoy Club
Itnccs.
WAsnixoTox , Nov. 3. This was the last
day of the fall races of tbo National Jockey
club. The weather was line and the track
fast.
fast.First
First race , three-quarters of a mlle Wall-
satch won , Carom second , Passport third.
Tune 1:10. < ai
Second nice , one and one-quarter miles
i3clla P. won , Frank Ward second , Favor
third. Time 2:10. :
Third raee , three-quarters of a mllp no-
porter won. Tom Vaughn second , Wheeler T.
third. Timo-l:10X. ,
Fourth race , one mile- Swift won , Judge
Murray second , King Crab third. 'Xinjo
l : 5f.
Fifth race , one mlle uafltte won , LJoll-
wood second , Drake third. Time 1 :4
IJON'T WANT TUB KAUT1L
But Lay Claim to n Good SI/.oil Portion
tion of It. :
SANTA FK , N. M. , Nov. a. A man named
Hodges has notified Surveyor General
Julian that ho and his brothers and , sisters
are the rightful owners of a tract of land '
thirty miles square , coutuining 000,000 acroi ,
in Col fax county , New Mexico. The title to
this vast territory Is claimed under a grant
alleged to have been nuido by the crown of
Spain In IfiS'i to thu present claimants' natu
ral ancestors , who bore the pccnllar name
Corpus Christl. Mho laud claimed is located
in the vicinity of the towns of Raton ,
Springer and Folsom , and probably Includes
the last two unified. A poitlouof the Max
well grunt , and a largo number of claims of
settlers ure Jeopardized by this grant.
Tom Plait's Prediction.
NIJ\Y YOIIK , Nov 3. [ Special Telegram to
THE BUE.J The tlda Is setting in higher and
higher towards republican victory in thU
state. Every hour Improves the outlook qiid
It now appears that a majority boyoud all
anticipation will bo the ror.ult. The last poll
of the state revealed surprising returns ,
whereas a month ajo the republicans would
have bcou satisfied with u bare majority for
Harrison. The news that reached them from
all quarters was of such u ohedriug character
tlmt positive predictions were made by astute
politicians that Harrison would capture .New
York's electoral vote bv from 10,000 to
20,000.
Kx-Senator Platt has decline" ' to taltf of
the outlook heretofore. No < " uiulorntahds
the situation bolter tUt . no. Last-night
Platt voluntarily made this statement ! i"I
have heretofore declined to express my viqws
because I desired to bo positive of any prediction -
diction I might mako. Novs has readmit us
thut is simply astounding In Its character.
The cyclone I have prophesied p/lvatcly/
already on its way aud will reach Harlem "
river next Tuesday night with from BOUO to
JO.OOO plurality for Harrison. " , i
"It will bo nearer lOO.UOii than 90,030 , ' . ' In
terrupted General ICnapp.
"I speak authoritatively , " Ptatt continued.
"I told you a month ugo Cleveland would not
got more than 40,000 plurality in New York
county. My figures are unchanged. I also
said ho could nut honestly ecuro more , than
10,000 in Kings county. Our figures thvday
provo Iho correctness of that pre
diction. I told you ut the saino
time that Queens county would probably
givu Cleveland l.fiUO plurality. H will not
give him a siuglo vote more than it does Har
rison. Richmond tnuy give Cleveland 1,000 ,
but Suffolk will offset that by 1,000 or inora
republican plurality. Our figures sjiow 20-
000 plurality for Harrison in the ntato. You
can quote mo as saying that nothing but tha
most outrageous frauds can prevent tha real
ization of the prediction I iimko. " ,
Ucnoral'Knapp , of the state central com
mittee , heartily endorsed the ata'.oniout
made to ex-Senator Platt. ' ,
When democratic politicians were .told * of
Pl'.tt's prediction they hnd little to say , 'Ex.
Mayor William H. Wicklioni. however ,
though a llfb-lonc dotnocrnt , acknowledged
tlmt in the niaiii lilt's tlguroswora relia
ble. , , , . ,
"I have been through the siatd myself , "
said be. "I went under the impression 'that '
Cleveland would carry it by ut Icaitt 10,000. I
returned with the conviction that Harrison' *
plurality would bo at least 20,000. A-roralu-
tion h u occurred among the vrorlilngneD.
Everybody is shouting for protection nod
damning IreetraUa. "