Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 17, 1889, Page 5, Image 5

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An Engineer Who Has Boon Dis
charged Makoa Protest.
Now KntcrirlRp | ; Heine Inniijttiratort
Arrangements Koritti fixposltlon ,
AVItli All ( tie KxtraR Personal
nnil General Notes.
Bunnxc or inn Owvm Hun , ,
A CMC of tie little Importance has just been
Commenced in the district court. The pre
liminary pnpent were filed to-day , Henry
Webb , plaintiff , Joining the Chicago , Bur
lington & Qulnoy railroad company , party
defendant. The petition alleges thai iho
plainllft Is n locomotive engineer ot twcntj
year * ' experience ; thai ho operated cnuinc
on Aomo of the principal railway thorough
tares or the United Stales , and unlll March
1BSS , lived nnd resided in Ihe elly of Hartford -
ford , Conn. ; that the defendant is , und has
boon , a corporation operating In the stale
subject to the laws governing the same ; Ilia
the defendant controls or owns a road run
nltig , inter alia , Omaha , Plntlsmouth am
other points In Nebraska and Colorado , will
numerous branches and lateral roads , and is
a common carrier.
For llrnt cauau of nctloti , the plaintiff com
plain * of the defendant , that on or nboli
the Uth day of March , 18 $ ! ? , the defendant
nought and found the plalntlA nt his rosl
ilenco In the cltyof Hartford ; that defendant
persuaded plaintiff to come to Nebraska to
outer the Huilliiplon's service as n locomo
live engineer ; that the inducement was
steady nnd permanent employment , nt iho
rate of M per day , until n schedule time
table was ndoptcd , and tlicrcnfler $ . ' 1.5 ( ) pel
day HO long as ihe plaintiff should remain
in the employ of the road ; tlmt
in consideration of the umlcrtiikini ,
nn the part of the road , plaintiff
furnished Iho defendant satisfactory test !
monlalH from former employers , reported
for , and stood examination as to his tulillca
tlons by the defendant's expert In the city ol
Chicago , when and where ho was accepted
as a locomotive engineer , March 19 , IbSS , and
was ordered to report for immediate duty at
Lincoln , Nebraska , with \vhlch orders the
plaintiff promptly complied nnd continued in
the employ of the road until December 2'J ,
183S , when without previous notice or
warning and without just cause or provoca
tion defendant discharged plaintiff from ser
vice on thu road ; thai , notwithstanding this ,
plaintiff has over stooil ready to perform his
diilics and comply with every condition of
bis contract with the defendant , and has
regularly and dally lendered his services , for
Ihe wages sot forth. Plaintiff further alleges
in conscijuenco that he has been prevented
from entering the service of other parties
and remained out of employment for time in sot forth.
For a second cause of action plaintiff
represents that the defendant was so well
satisfied with his work that ho was induced
to remove his family from Hartford to Lin
coln , then agreeing lo continue the plaintiff
in sternly and permanent employment ; that
the expense of moving his family to thu west
was great , and that regardless of this plain
tiff was discharged peremptorily as stated ,
nnd thai by Ihls act alone ho was damaged in
the sum of $ Jni)0. )
, For further cause of action the plaintiff
nys : The defendant knew that ho was a
skillful engineer , of experience nnd stand
ing in the ranks of his culling ; tuat ho main
tained a good name , and held the respect of
Ills former employers uud railroad men gen
erally In the locality where he lived ; that on
account of a great strike , and refusal to
work on the part of a largo number of engi
neers and llremen , in the employ of the road
in this state and elsewhere , commencing on
the 27th day of February , 18SS , plaintiff was
induced to enter the service of the road and
to remove his family , thuS'Changing his resi
dence from Hartford to Lincoln , but with
the pledge of permanent employment , which
lias boon broken nnd violated in ovcry par
ticular. Plaintiff , therefore , asks judgment
in damages for the sum of $ ,000 , interest
nud cost of suit.
Pursuant to call the managers and officers
of the stale board of agriculture met in
session at the Windsor last evening.
Present : Chairman Hcnny , J. H. Dinsmore ,
Eli A. Barnes , Ed. Melntyro , IJ. U. Grcer ,
Secretary Furims , J. Jensen , Frank N.
Young and W. C. Hristom.
The coming state fair was the chief topic
under consideration , und a good deal
of the preparatory routine was in
the grind. A couimitlco was appointed to
arrange a speed circuit with Omaha , Kansas
City , St. Joseph and DCS Moincs , and the
following gentlemen comprise it , viz : W. H.
liarstow , J. B. Dinsmore and Ed. Melntyro ,
ot which Mr. Dinsmoro Is the chairman.
The following gentlemen were appointed the
purchase nnd supply committee , which will
act for the year : J , B. Dinsmoro , H. W. Fur-
nas and Ed. Melntyro. The board will In
duo tlmo annonncQ a plan for supplying
scholarship in the New York veterinary col
lege , which it hus at its disposal for some
worthy young man of Iho slate. The secre
tary was instructed to enter into correspond
ence ) to secure attractions for the coining exposition -
position and also export judges. At this
early date plans are formulating to make the
next state f Air the greatest attraction of the
kind ever seen in the wcsl.
The recorder in the ofllco of the secretary
of state finds plenty to do' . Four now com
panies lllcd articles of incorporation Ihis
morning , and they have entered the business
nrcna under thorough sanction of the laws of
the state.
The South Beatrice Street Hallway com-
pony organized with an authori/cd capital
stock of f JO.OOO , commencing May 21 , IbSU ,
und will continue llfty years from that date.
The company contemplates the construction
uf a system of street railway , south of Court
Direct , to I re ad the principal streets of Ihat
part of tlio capital of Gage county , and tlio
enterprise is mancil by Warren Cole , W. D.
Nloholls , N. N. Brumback , J. S. Garth , J.
F. Bearer , S. S. Green. S. K. Davis , A. L.
Green and H. A. La Hello.
The Beatrice Ueal Estate and Trust coin-
pany commenced to negotiate loans , buy ,
neil and convoy real property and transact
all attending business , January 1 , ISS',1 ' , and
continues thereafter llity years. Article ! )
stipulates an authorized capital stock of
f : ; < HJK)0 ( ) , fully paid up at the date of the is
suance of thu shares , which are $100 each.
C. E. Mnync , John Uiley , N , N , Brumback
nnd L. E. Spencer , organizers and Incorpor-
ntors , nttcf t tha solvency ot the company.
Thu Stale hank , of Loup City , incorporated
by I. Phil .laager , William Schardler , A. F.
Kuinsey and H , E. Curtis , commenced busi
ness January tl ! , ISS'J ' , and unless sooner dis
solved continues twenty-live years. Article
2 designates Loup City us the principal and
only pluco tor thu company to transact a
general baniclng business , on an authorized
capital stock of 50,000 of which 'JO per cent
was paid In hand at the date of organization.
The Farmer's and Merchant's bank of Red
Cloud , began a general banking business
April 0 , 1 0 , and at this late day makes its
record good in the ofllco ot the secretary of
btnle. The authorized capital stock is
$1(10,000 ( , mid the following gentlemen sub
scribe to its articles of Incorporation ; Anson
Jllpuy , W. 8. G.irbor , J. E. Smith , S. C.
Smith , J. W. Moon , Silas Garhor , George B.
Ilollum , E , B. Smith , D , C. Noivhousc , ami
. George O. Yeisos.
The district court hoard motions until noon
to-day and adjourned to Monday morning ,
when the law docket will he culled. Judgun
Ciipmun and Field will hour causes through
out the week.
The Cook-Lubaro-eorpsos-larccny case was
continued to-day until 0 o'clock Monday
morning. It Is thought , however , thai Judge
Stewart will bo able lo dispose of Iho dis
graceful affair on tliul day.
It cost n Bennett fanner t-'M to Indulge In
n drunk night before last. Ho cumo to town
with that sum of money und proceeded to
"bowl up , " displayed his roll mid was
nibbed by nomu ono of the sneaks that infest
the city. William Handall , a young man
with no visible occupation , was arrested on
Husnlciou , and sourcli revealed that ho hnd
coiibldi'rnblu money on his person. He an
swered to the charge of having committed
the Ihoft before Judge Houston to-day , but
it could not bo proven. Still , on "general
principled , " If nothing more , ho was sent to
the county Jail for ten days. Soaton returned
lionin tuls afternoon a sadder but much wiser
innn.Tho building committee of thu Clirihtmn
church met to-day to open bids anil con
sider tiropoiiiion * for the crcctloa
of the superstructure of the unl
vcrsity at "Belhany Heights , " near Lin
coln. Present : E. T. Gedd , C. C. Munsdn
and .1. Z. llriscoo. It is learned that they
will place the contract on the Islet , next
month. The management of the univer
sity nlio contemplate * Incorporating the
plat into n village at nn eatly date.
Dean Whltmarsh , of Norfolk , will nllcnd
the twonty-lltth anniversary celebration Ot
the Knights of Pythnvt , In Ihls city , on the
NUh. Ho will address the members und pub
lic nt St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church
ntI o'clock ' In the afternoon. Among the
other speakers encaged are A. Morrison , ot
Ashland , Joe Critcliflold ami W. J. Brynn.
The evening programme Will bo given nt Bo-
nannn'a hull. It la said that the parndo ol
the day will ecllpso Anything of the kind
over witnessed In this oily.
i . i .
Vlow.4 nnil IniervlewH Caught In
Hotel CorrlilorH anil Klscwhcre.
A lull , smoottf facsil , line looking man is
JudRo Al. P. Kinknld , of O'Neill , und his
friends say Ihal some tlmo In the near future
they propose lo make him n congressman. The
Judgro arrived In Omaha last cvcnlm ? nnd
while In conversation at the Millard with a
Bii : : reporter one very ardent admirer made
the declaration then and there that lie cotilil
have been a successful candidate last fall ,
against Uorse.v , for the nomination. To this
remark ho smiled signlllcaiitl.v , but said
never a word. "Yes , " remarked the Juduo
in reply to inquiries , " 1 cnn truthfully state
llial O'Neill and Holt county arc making ex
tensive preparations to take every advantage
of a prosperous and booming year. The
town is improving riuht along , our farmers
are happy , wo expect the Sioux City ft Pa-
cille railroad , no complaints nro heard from
business men , nnd the courts are full enough
of cases to keep mo closely employed nearly
all the time. "
The mutual friend put in his oaruiraln to
assert that Mr. ICInkald tries more cases
ovcry your that any other two district Judues
In the state. His circuit includes nine coun
ties and It takes him four months to make
the rounds.
"Is there any foundation , Judge , on which
to base hopes thai the proposed railroad you
spoke of Avill over bo constructed I"
"Thero Is. 1 am sutislled It will he built ,
and feel conHdentlhntthi ! route to bo selected
llnally will bring it b.v way of O'Neill. Two
lines have been surveyed. The second ono
passes to the south of us about twenty miles ,
but ours Is the easiest , most nraetloiiolo , and
bound to bo selected. When we get that road
then you will bear of O'Neill going to the
tront. "
Like all the northwestern portion ot Ne
braska county division is also agitating the
people of Holt. Thoyttook a vote on the
nucstion last fall and It was
oOi ) votes , but those who favor division have
not given It up. They propose to try again.
Holt county is lario enough to nniki four ,
and that Is the proposition.
The Judge was asked for his opinion as to
how the people la that section would vote on
prohibition in case the matter is submit ted
to them , nnd after some reflection replied :
"i can hardly say what the result would
bo. However , as between prohibition and
high license , if the double proposition I" sub
mitted , 1 am inclined to think that a great
many who otherwise might support prohibi
tion would vote for high license. "
A gentleman recently from Now York ,
and out hero prospecting with a view to in
vesting big capital , said last evening that to
him Iho situation indicates greater prosperity -
ity for Omaha Ihis year than ever before.
"On condition that my name shall not bo
mentioned , I will give you a few pointers
that very few iwoplo know anything about ,
ono of them is to the effect that
the erection of n ? l,00l,000 ) hotel ,
nine stories high , fire proof and com
plete in all modern improvements through
out , would bo commenced this spring.
The man who proposes lo put it up has the
money , ana he will not ask assistance from
anybody. Ho is simply waiting for the gov
ernment building to bo located and when
that matter has been settled will proceed at
once with the enterprise. 1 also know , that
within ono year Omaha will have another
banking institution with u capital of ? l,5)0- : )
000. The parties are moniod men of Boston ,
they arc ready to corno and would have been
hero now had not a few men , whom I could
name , discouraged them. "
John Bradley , a cili/.cn of Denver , who
struck Omaha yesterday morning vary soon
fouijd occasion to enter complaint against
the street car company" for not
keeping their cars ventilated. Evidently
lie rode up town from the depot in one. In
his argument to a reporter last evening he
said : "Do you know that in Denver , Kansas
City , anil some other places the smallpox is
raging ! People nro coming to Omaha from
those cities all the time and they ride in your
slrcot curs. They are very liable to carry
gcrmo of the disease and by going into
a crowded air tight car might inoculate
fifteen or twenty .persons. I have noticed
since coming hero that the ventilating windows
dews of thcso cars are kept closed. That
should not be allowed. No matter whether
Ihe weather is cold or hot , they ought to be
open all the tlmo. "
For Ililly Mornn.
Commissioner Mount went down to Lin
coln Thursday to see Billy Moran , thu late
clerk of the board of county commissioners ,
who is now at the Insane asylum ,
Speaking of his protege's condition to n re
porter yesterday , Mr. Mount said : Billy is
no bolter. Ha is allowed , under the rules of
the institution , to receive newspapers and
letters , and thcso scorn to have a derogatory
effect upon him. He received a bunch of
letters from the superintendent Iho other
day , and Immediately handed them back to
him , saying : "If there's ' any news in thcso
Ijivo it to the newspapers , " evidently im-
igining himself back at his desk in the court
Personal Pnrasrnphfl.
C. S. Perry , of Cincinnati , Is ut the Mur
C. C. White , of Crete , is a guest at the
M. E. Tnbcr , of Buffalo , la a guest at the
A. L. Towlc , of Nlobrara , Is a guest at the
O. S. Mardcn , of Kearney , Is stopping nt
the Paxton.
Charles Wasmor , of Grand Island , is at
the Paxton.
J. I. Wash , of Lincoln , wis at the Millard
H. A. Wnrner , of Philadelphia , is stopping
at the Murray.
EwlngJ. Manatt , of Lincoln , is stopping
at the Paxton.
A. P. Badger , of Lincoln , was at the Mur
ray yesterday.
J , W. Hitchcock , of Hastings , is stopping
at the Millard.
J , M. Gillam , of Lincoln , registered at the
Paxton last night.
George N. Foresmau , of Lincoln , is stop-
dag ut the Millard.
Chris. Schlotfeldt , of Grand Island , was at
.ho Paxtoa yesterday.
M. P. ICIneald , of O'Neill , registered at
the Millard last night
John 1C. and E. L. Stoul , of Lincoln , wcro
at the Millard last night.
J. H , McLcod , of Loxiulon , Neb. , 1 $ among
the guests ut the Paxton.
It. L. Spencer and wife , of Kearney , regis
tered at the Paxton yesterday ,
A. S. Maxwell , of Grand Island , was ono
of the ( 'uosts nl the Millard yesterday.
It Doojii't Louk Klffht.
Complaints huvo reached TUB UIK : that a
certain physician who is practicing In this
city , had registered as having1 graduated
'rom the University ot Gruz , Austria , when
n fact ho Is not a graduate of that seat ot
earning ,
In this connection the following letter has
been handed TIIK Bui : for publication , by the
gentleman to whom It was addressed :
GII.U , Austria , Jan. 2J , 1SSO. Dear Sir :
n answer to your inquiry of last August , wo
beg to inform you thai no ono by the name
Mfrcd Mutter has ovorsludied or graduated
at this university. Da. Ler. Scni'sinn ,
Hector of the University of Graz , Austria.
An Infant's Death.
Freddie , in fan t son ot Charing and Delia
Showers , died Wednesday of brain fever.
Clio funeral occurred from the family resi
dence , No. 721 Pacltlo street , Friday morn-
What They Are Doing and Propose
to Do the Proaoht Yonr.
An Attempt to Unify Imtior Organi
sations Next Scnson'N AVnecB
Millions For New Structures
tiocal tmbor Associations.
Master ntut Jnnrncyinnn ,
"There will bo a meeting nextJMonday
night ot the Hnildors amlTradora exchange , "
said n member ycalcrdity , "but It will be a
meeting solely for iho Iransiicllon ot our own
buslncsi. because Wo nro n private organiza
tion as well a * any other in the cliy. Of
course Ihcro nro some thing ! ) we do Which
will bo of Interest to the community , and
these things will bn given in proper time to
the public. At our last meeting there was
iUltc ] n largo attendance ot ah the elements
ot our organisation nnd it was decided that
no wnnos other than Ihoso paid last year
Would ho paid the present season. The brick
contractors were well represented nnd
said that llioy proposed to pay $4.i,0
for nine hours' work per day , including
nine hours also on Saturday. The other
Industries gave exnresslon through their rep-
resentatlven , and held that they wcro pleased
to pay also the ruling wages of hint year.
There will be no mlHtnlte this year. Kvcry
body , master nud journeymen , is bent upni
putting shoulder to shoulder and laboring
for Omaha's prosperity , and the contentmcn
and success of its citi/ens.
The leading trades organ [ rations of thl :
city nro us follows : Carpenters' and , loin
ers'union , Itrotherhood of Locomotive Kn
glncers , Brotherhood of Hallroad UrnUenlen
Uulldcrs' , Contractors' and Material Kuril
ishers' Protective association , Cigarmakcrs
union , Custom Tailors' uni-in , llorseshoors
union , Ircn Moulders' union , Master i'uint
ors' association , Omaha Clothing Salesmen's
association. Omaha Lathers' union. Oniahii
Typographical union. Pressmen's , Stc
reotypers" " and Klectrotyncr.V union
Sheet Metalworkers' union , Switch
men's Mutual Aid association. Tinners
union and the Helpers' association.
News relating to those nrgnul/ntlons and of
interest to the laboring men nnd mechanics
of Omaha , will appear in this column every
Sunday. Ortlccrs und members of the assn
ciations are repeclfnlly requested to aid li
the collection of this news and their clTorU
will bo greatly appreciated.
Work on public improvcmenls 1ms now
practically closed , the last job , a sewer on
Thirty-second street by .1. Uyan & Co. , hav
ing been completed a few days a-ro. The
contractor. * kept their mon at wet k during
the changing weather of the past ilv
Major MeAule.y , the veteran contractor ,
has returned from Chicago nnd net a lew
men at work on n small job , which will keep
them engaged until the opening of spring.
It scorned that spring had come , until the
black Hag went up i'riday niirlit. Every
body seemed to foal the olTects of the awak
ing of thu year and it looked as though bmld-
imr operation * would bo resumed Immedi
ately. Hut a cold wave destroys many
There has boon le. s suiTorini ? in this city
by unemployed nnd poor people the present
winter than there has been any year , the
population being relatively considered , in a
preceding year in the history of Omaha.
TIM : Hii : reporters have made a partial
canvass of the work outlined b.v Omaha ar
chitects for this year and thus far nave as
certained that buildings have already been
ordered which will eost $ : ,0 < XOOi ) ) .
The past , week a number of lenders of labor
organizations in tht ! country met in Philadel
phia to bring about an amicable understand
ing between all national and international
organizations. It is said that 1'owilcrly and
McGuire were brought together by mutual
friends. It is'also stated that the undertak
ing lias been favored by P. M. Arthur , of
the Hrothorhood of Locomotive Knsmeers ;
Grand Chief U'hcaton , ot Ihe Order of Hail
way Conductors ; Grand Master Sargeant. of
the lirothcrhuod of Locomotive Firemen :
jrand master of the railroad brukainan , S. K.
Wilkcnsen ; Samuel Gumpcr ? , president of
of the Amalgamated federation of Labor ,
md other labor leaders.
"There Is one thing , " said an U. P. em-
iloye , "dishing won't play any favorites
irouncl the Khops , and he put an end to
ill over time. The men all fare alike now
and work nine hours a day with live on Sat
urday , hut before there used to bo a few men
I won't say they were favorites , but it
coked that wav who were continually
lulling in over time. They would work un-
,110 o'clock instead of quilting at 5 , and
could always find something to do on Satur
day afternoons. Itwas the samn in all ilc-
lartmeuts and some of the men who worked
, vuro old enough and rich enough to know
jcttor. Now , that is all stopped and they
nwo to quit With the rest. Ot course , if nn
engine comes in and is wanted out in a hurry
some men will bo put on to see that she gets
out , but it will bo in u cnso of emergency ,
nnd not an every day occurrence. "
"I don't think there will ho nny eight-hour
demonstration in this city , " said a prominent
union man , -'although ' they is going to bcono
n Chicago on the l2ad of this month. I
iavcn'1 heard of any more being made in
that direction b.\ any of the Omaha unions.
IJut there is ono thing you can say , that , as
Tar as our union ( the plasterers' ) is con
cerned , and f think its the same with all
other , everything points to a bolter season's
work than over boforo. We have no
rou ulo ahead , und nro not expecting any.
The bosses and men understand each other
betler now , unu nre working moro In har
mony than over , with n litllo 'give and lake'
.hrown in. Our men have done moro work
.his winter than ever , as the weather was
nild und a lot of largo buildings wcro being
Inlshcd. The regular season will open about
, ho 1st of April , and , as 1 said before , the
irospecls were never brighter , "
Friday night the stationary engineers met
n their room In the Shnoly block. As a rule
the members thoroughly Indorse theaction of
Joilur Inspector Standovcn. "What we want
md what he is trying to get , " said one of
, "Is a thoroughly competent class of
ncn. Our union is for that purpose. We
don't advocate strikes , but anything thai
will raise Iho standard nnd Iho Interests of
he engineer. It wants just as good a man
to attend a boiler for heating purposes as it
does to run an engine , nnd yet half the husi-
i CHS men in town think that any scrub can
make a lire and 'steam up. ' There ought to
be a heavy penalty attached to the man
; uiltyof putting those thoughts into prae-
ice , because , as n general thing , there Is
norc life at stalce in an uflico building or red
dened flats than thorn is iiround a planing
nlll or factory. I know of unu hotel man
vim has only one boiler and refuses to let it
> o blown out lest the house may got cold ;
md yet , that boiler must ho half full of mud ,
s'ow that boiler is going lo scale some day ,
and If the scales crack and drop off , the cold
vatcr will lilt the hot iron and there will be
trouble. If the inspector can inuke the ex
amination more rigid , and the penalty for
employing aa incompetent man u heavy one ,
ho will bo doing a good thing not only for us
but for citizens generally.
South Omaha workingmen believe In edu
cating Iho masses , and Iho local assembly ,
1C. of L. , nnd Iho Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiner. } have appointed n joint commit
tee to arrange u series of meetings for the
discussion of questions bearing on the sub
ject of labor. The members selected for the
work ore W. H. M. Collcslcr , L. C. Dole
and M. Smith , of Union 112. und Alfred An-
derson. Kdward Klsterand William Hughes ,
of local assembly SO 10.
Denver hus been selected as the meeting
pluco for the annual convention of the Inter
national Typograohical union , and the tlrst
week in June will llnd the delegates from all
parts of Canada nnd the United States as
sembling there. Omaha typos will semi two
representatives , and are already beginning
to move in the mailer. Five candidates nro
now in Ihe Held nnd , so far , iho choice
lies belwccn Jones , of Till ! Iiii : : , Hartley and
Corwin , ot the Republican , Fisher , of the
World , and Hogan of the Herald. The elec
tion will be held the last Wednesday ia
Tlie annual election of odicers for Typo
graphical union No. 100 will bu hold on iho
lait Wednesday in March.
The Central Labor union Is down on J. M.
Wolfe , publisher of the Omaha city direc
tory , because ho has given the contract to
Dibson , Miller iV Richardson , who are run
ning a non-union ofilce.
The twenty-two switchmen employed by
the Union Stock Yards company nro nil
members of the union.
The Mntnr'Cfii ' | > ntiy Gains n Victory
' rtTiInuiortitncc.
Tlio motor company ha * gained a victory In
the courls. Yesterday morning Judge DOAIIO
d Issolvcd the temporary injunction obtained
against it by .Ilia clly to restrain the Omaha
motor railway company , and Thompson-
Houston eloe flo light company trom erect
ing overhead wlfes in the sircols , by which
the motor cars are propelled.
The decision by Judge Doano was qullo
After rovlowltiR the case , the arguments ,
the occupation' street * with poles and
wires , the tr nsninssion of electricity through
the wires , the franchise , and nn ordinance
regulating the cotiatrucllon nnd operation of
slrect railways , iho court held that the
motor people would bo warranted la
using such appliances as hail been demon-
slmied lo bo ( > t liracllcal value nt the date of
the passage of the ordinance. If they did
not inlorfcro with the ordinary purposes uf
lliorouglifures. At ihal lime , Ihe overhead
wire was the only successful electric
motor system , Two other methods
which may eventually supplant nil
other means were then being experimented
on , the condiiil and storage battery. But ,
from the testimony , lliose iwo system * nro
still In the experimental stage. It wonld ho
unreasonable to inform the company , the
court thought , niter It expanded so Innto mi
amount of money and taken the franchise as
granted , with the overhead system as the
only known successful method , that it should
put in a conduit system , necessitating
the taking up of its tracks , and such
an utterance would Impose a hard
ship uiul un unreasonable remiiremotit.
It seemed to the court that when
the city enters upon the abolish
ment ot the poles and wires now
occupying Ihe street , it must adopt a general
policy , and give reasonable notice to all
such occupants to the end that other methods
of conveying electricity nniy bo resorted to
without dlit irbiag the business Interests of
the country ni'tiornlly anil of this city. On ground * tin1 injunction was denied.
IndueWukele.v. . . read an opinion in the case
of Mi-Cord , Brady , & Co. aganisl Jacob Weil ,
et npidication for the appointment of a
receiver. lie decided that tne mortg.ues in
question are honest , were given for nionoj
received , and that In them there was no in
tent to defraud creditor * . The right to pro
tercertain creditors IH undisputed. "His ,
however , to me , " said his honor , "an open
question whether ii ! tills state , a mortgage
given under clrcumstanc.'s connected with
the execution of this one , is void or not. '
The nppllcatlon for a receiver was granted ,
providing the defendants refuse to secure
plaintiffs for the payment of llielr claim.
During I'ourt vacation lud'ge Gro'.T heard
the iii-tinmcnls in a suit for damages , touch
ing the biur canal mid great water power sys
tern at Keai ney. in which $3 ; > ,0l > ; > i.s involved.
He lias had the matter under advisement
ever since , but is no-.v ready to give his de
cisioa In order to do so on Momav ! , hi
will leave for Kearney to-night and re
turn home by Tuesday morning. Therefore
there will be no court Monday.
Limngcr & Mole ilf sued Marv K Over-
lander for 51..V ) , alleged to be due on n
promissory note.
Tii-Moitnmv's IKK Kr.T.
T-31 Seymour vs Nidi-las.
2-1(57 ( Nicholas vs Sevmour.
: i-IS-Follon
- - vs Kitchen.
U-'i . "i Kothmmi vs Puiutt et al.
H-titiO Lozy vs'Shiverielc. '
a-iiWWnllonz vs Omaha.
; t-3Dii O'Kcofe vs Base-nub.
; l-ii. ! ! ) Charvet' vs Union Steel and Nail
company.r ,
; i-lir ! ) ( ioulsmltli vsClty Wnterworks com
pany. " "
Il-i3 ; : ! .Jeffiry &Co. vs Steele , < : Co
J-yy.i Svacina vs SOmanei ; & Co.
Judge Shields heard the Bakcr-Drucker
case yesterdlty. This suit was instituted to
require the defendant to turn over WOO stake
money on a Shooting match. The court held
that such allot or wager was not unlawful
for it was 119' . ha/ardons gambling. Accord
Ingly thu money vyill go to the ono for whom
the referca decidn.s the match.
Following llfo docket call for Monday :
James Cameron vs Anton Hospo , Jr. , Jury
trial , 10 a. in.r <
J. It. Ualwin vs. ! . I > . Smith.
The amusement feature of the present
week will he the production of Willard
Spenser's popular opera , "The Little Ty
coon , " by a much stronger company than
presented it during the engagement hero last
autumn. The addition to the company of
the well known comedian. ; it. E. Graham ,
the original General Knickerbocker , nnd
Mamie Cerbi , the original Uolly Dimple , has
materially strengthened the company. The
other principal pirts of the cmts nrj in the
hands of such eap.iblu artUts as Catherine
Linyard , J. Aldrlch Llbby , Lloyd Wilsoa ,
Joseph Mealoy and J. F. McUovern. The
remarkable success of "The Little Tycoon , "
which-had the phenomenal run of one year
in Philadelphia , when two weeks is the
usual limit , has made it a favorite and much
sought after attraction by managers. One
reason for its popularity is doubtless the
fact that it is strictly an American work.
Neither ideas , music , dress or scenery were
imported. The music of the score is pretty
and melodious , nnd the dialogue is replete
with rollicking fun and bright humor , while
the staging of the opera is considered mag
nificent. The company comprises fifty-two
people , nnd the orchestra will be largely
augmented during the engagement nt the
Ho.vd , Mr. Spencer's new topical song ,
"Now That's What I Think , Don't Yout" is
ono of the hits of the Hcason. The dates of
"Tho Little Tycoon" nro Friday and Satur
day of this week.
Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin will hold
forth at the New Grand opera house Mon
day , Tuesday and Wednesday , and n matinee
Wednesday afternoon. As everyone know.s
this is one of thooldosr.inost popular plays in
America , nnd this fact has led m-'ro amateur
and ono-horse companies to undertake It than
any other production ever put on the stage.
No ono knows this better than Mr. G. P.
Stetson and ho nas , therefore , at great ex
pense , gathered together such an nrray us to
reinstate this old niece to its former position.
The Eden Musce has an excellent pro
gramme for the coming week. The cele
brated Kinehearl family will appear in their
original muaicul comedy entitled "The Irish
Governess. " In addition to thin will be
Moorc'a canine paradox , -0 sagacious dogs
who are marvelously well trained , In all
parts of the house attractions are. good and
the same popular price of one dime will ad
mit to all.
The members of the Unity Shakespeare
slub nro busily engaged in rehearsing half a
ilozcn scenes from as many of Shakespeare's
plays for an entertainment which they will
uivo In a few \\vokn. The best readers in
thu club , which .Includes several professional
elocutionists , will impersonate the dllTcrcnt
- haractei-B. The t > tugu ai-cossoric.s and cos
tumes will rdcoivc especial care and atten
tion , and will bo historically correct. All
the persons who take part are being care
fully drilled-and are excited by genuine en
thusiasm fortha1 works of the great poet ,
inu a determination to do justice to his
creations. Thq programme will comprise the
scenes that are bent adapted for separate
representation 'from ' "The Merchant of
V'onico , " "irenry VIII , " "Macbeth , " "Julius
Jassar" and I'OUiollo : "
Nearly all tlMJater-going people have a
ilcasant remembrance of Kfllo Kllslcr , the
-lover litllo actress who mada such u roputa-
; ion as "Hazbl Kirk. " Next Thursday , Fn-
lay and Saturday nights , with .Saturday
natineo , shewill ! play an engagement at the
jraud. She will present for the llrst lime
lore her lalosl success , "Judge Nol , " also
'Egypt" and "Keep Sake. " MUs ElUler
mghl to draw big audiences.
The \Vrat Virginia Deadloolc.
CiuiamTo.v , W. Va. , Feb. 10. During
.he senatorial vote to-day , Curr and Kirk
oft GolT , for whom they declared yesterday ,
md voted for the union labor favorite , Harr ,
vho voted for Kennu , deserted him anil
; otcd with Carr and Kirk. Konna lost Ford ,
vho , with Dorr , voted for Chow. The ro-
iUlt of the llrst ballot was Qoft 'M , Konna U9 ,
Meal ( labor ) 3 , Chow 3 ; necessary to olco-
lon , 42.
A Moilipr's Criminal CnrcleeniicBS.
POUT Hiwojf , Mich. , Fob. 10. Mrs. Heeler
ocked her three children , aged two , four and
ix , in the bouse while she went to town. In
.01110 . way the children sot fire to the house ,
mil when rescued by neighbors were uncon
scious. The two youngest died last night ,
kud the other is not expected to live.
ItomsFromSncordotalLondors Qar-
uorod by Roportorinl Pilgrims ,
Chatties In Itto Pulpit Kntortnln-
iiicnta In thc'Sruictuary ICIeciuo-
ynnry ISnlorprlnes fl > r thn Hon.-
tlicti nnil tlio Suffering.
TJio Way of tlio
Sonic tliuo iiffo the Hcv. Ur. Lnmar was
Riven a unanlmoURcall from tlto First Hull-
list church nl Sioux City. Ho Intended mak
ing n visit l hero for tlio purpose of viewing
the siluntlon. Tlio other ilny a comlnltteo
of trustees of thn church nf this city called
unon him to Indued him to reinultl with tits
Oiniilm congregation. After considering the
nnittor Mr. Lamnr said Hint hi- would de-
i-liiie the call and would not leave Oinahii.
\Vhlle it would be n considerable personal
advantage to him to accept the Invitation , he
had been so well treated In Omiiim uiul his
Church had stood so heroically l > .v him , that
he did not have the heart to leave his parish
First Baptist church , stranger * ' Sabbath
Homo Preaching nl ll : ! ! 0 u. m. and * : ; it ) p.
in. Morning theme , "Christ's Texts Where
He ( lot Them. " Evening , "The Heroism
Inr the Times. " Sunday school nl 1'4 in.
Prayerineetlnc Wednesday mid Friday even
ings. All invited. Seats free tit all services.
Note The sermon on "Dross and Morals'1
Is postponed for information thai Mr. Liunnr
desires , but which him not yet eomo to hand.
Since the resignation of tlio Kev. B. A.
Fogolstrom from the pastorate of the Swed
ish Lutheran elinreh. Twelfth mid Cuss
streets , the. Uev. Mr. Fredon of Hook Island
lias been given a call b.v that congregation.
As .vet , however , ho has not accepted It , and
at present It is doubtful \vho will bo Mr. Fo-
nelsirom's successor. Lust Tuesday the lat
ter went to Uoldredge. Neb. , in the Interest
of the limnaiiual Hospital and Deaconi- * * In
stitute , which Is now in cnurse of erection ,
and which ho will manage. He will return
next Tuesday. Mr. Fo elHtsom contemplates
going east for a three month' * trip in the { iiinro. During his absence the Kev.
Mr. Elvmj , a missionary minister of South
Omaha , will perform his duties at the hos
pital. After ten yours of a successful career
as nastnr of the church Mr. FoseUtrom 1ms
resinned to take exclusive chaixo of the 1m-
iniiiinal ho.spitul project , in buliulf of which
lie means to work fur the rest of his life.
Mr. Fogolstroin is eminently aa American in
speech am ! sentiment , and an orgnni/cr with
cosmopolitan training. This is perfectly il
lustrated in the character of tlio charter and
the trustees chosen to manage the institu
tion. Thirty thousand dollars has already
been subscribed , the .southern wing is , com
pleted , so far as the exterior structure is
concerned , but years of labor and much
iii-mey will lo needed for tlio entire building
to be erected , and it is hoped next fall will
see it partially op.-ned. Kev. Mr. Foiiol-
strom is particularly llttod by his experience
as a pastor In several of the great cities of
Europe , as well us in Brooklyn uml Omaha ,
and from the specii-1 bias of his mltuS , to
carry thl- great enterprise to completion.
The Kov. .1. A. Henderson , pastor of the
Par It aveaue church , has commenced the
publication of : i missionary monthly.
The Kev. Dawsoa , who was recently ill ,
has resumed his ministerial duties at the
South Tcntli Street Methodist church.
Interest in the meetings at Hanscom Park
Methodist church is growing , and over a
( loren have united with that congregation on
probation within the last week.
The Ladies' Missionary society of the First
Methodist church will hold a bazaar and
supper at the church. Seventeenth and Dav
enport streets , next Thursday night.
"The Hebrew Tabernacle" will bo the
evening theme of Elder J. B , Johnson at the
Walnut Hill Christian church. The subject
will be illu.itnited by oil paintings.
"Christ Before 1'ihitu" and "The Crnci-
lixion , " painting * known as the "Huiskamp"
will bo on exhibition at tlio Younir Men's
Christiai. association rooms next week.
The ladleof the "Open Door , " ! M0 : ! Capi
tal avenue , held a prayer meeting Thursday
afternoon at the institution. It was led bv
Mrs. Doolittle. In future the meetings will
bo held monthly.
Sunday school workers of the North Ne
braska conference will meet at the First
Methodist church March 5 for the purpose of
organizing a Conference Sunday School asso
The Kov. C. W. Snvidge , late pastor of the
Seward street Methodist Episcopal church ,
delivered an educational lecture Friday
night , at the Omaha commercial collego.
His subject was "Grace , Gumption and
Grit. "
Dr. Lamar , pastor of the First Baptist
church , recently read a paper on "Christian
Science" before the Methodist preachers'
meeting in this city. It will soon be pub-
lislied in pamphlet form.
Mrs. B. Spurlock. of Plattsmoutb , Nub. ,
spoilt u few Jays of last week in Omaha or
ganizing auxiliaries of the home missionary
society. Societies were organized at Sowara
street , South Tenth , Trinity and Hanscom
"Slangy" Sam Jones , the Georgia revival
ist , has leased the Colosseum building for
the month of May. H is said that there is
no other building in the city large enough to
hold the crowds ho usually attracts. Ho is
now in California.
The Young Men's Christian association
membership is increasing. At Thursday
night's meeting it reached -11)0 ) , and at the
regular monthly meeting , which was held
Monday evening , there were 103 now names
presented for membership in the association.
Evangelists Potter and Miller will deliver
n lecture to men only at the Young Men's
Christian association rooms this afternoon at
4 o'clock. At last Sunday afternoon's meet-
ini } men wcro turned away. There were
about live hundred present , To-day thn as
sociation lias made preparations for accom
modating 700 people.
The Child's Mission band of the Second
Presbyterian church , guvo a very interesting
entertainment at the church last Tuesdav
evening. A largo audience was present anil
u delightful time was experienced. The re
ceipts will bo devoted to the Home and
Freedinau's ' missions of the church.
From Snwnr.l.
A man named . I. H. Hahn , U accused of
dispensing liiiuors over u bar at Mllford ,
boward county , without u license. Yester
day afternoon United States Cominlsslonor
Anderson issued u warrant for the illicit
dealer's arrest. A deputy marshal ! was dis
patched to Milford , where the man will betaken
taken Into custody. It is expected that
Hahn will bo brought to Omaha to-day , and
It is likely that ho will bo given 11 prelimin
ary examination before the com-nUsioner to
Tlio DrasliMi Conoert.
The Droslen guvo a concert and dance at
Washington hall last evening , that was well
attended. The concert cuniiUtcd of selec
tions. by tlio Musical union orchestra , zither
solos by the Droslcn chorus and humorous
selections In the Danish tongue. At thu
close of the concert dancing commenced and
continued until a late hour.
Mr. Cox Appreciated.
WASIIIXOTOX , Fob , 10. Representative
Cox , who offered successfully n series of In-
slrucllons to the house conferees on the ter
ritorial bill looking to the Immediate admis
sion of South Dakota , has received letters
from Fargo , Dale. , signed by Chairman
Uyan , of the democratic territorial commit
tee , tnanking him for his olTort on behalf of
statehood for the Dakota ? and other terri
tories , and saying that , rightly or wrongly ,
the Impression has been created that the
democratic party Is responsible for denying
the people of Dakota their undoubted right
to come into the union as two states when
they possess all iho qualifications ; that the
people of Dakota are practically unanimous
In favor of division and statehood ; that It is
useless to waste time in taking another void
on division , and asking for statehood at once ,
"Is It your man who delivers all the
pauers at my housol" asked u wholesale
clothing salesman of the collector to whom
he was paying a nowapapor bill , "Yes , sir.
I believe so , " was the response , "Well ,
then , 1 wish you would find out why in -
the - doesn't deliver my Christian In
dicator on time , will you ! " The collector
said that tlio matter would be attended to
Oinnlin Packers on I ho Protest ol' Ilio
Clilcniro Hoard of Trade.
OMUM , Feb. 16. To the Hilltop of TUB
Hen : The existing classification against
which the Chicago board of trade is protest
ing so vigorously Is not the result of chancd
or accident. It was adopted , nnd hns for the
past six month been maintained by the ro.xds
ngalnst vigorous nnd persistent opposition
from the same quarter. These rales slick be
cause Hie roads llnd It to their Interest to
classify the iwo commodlllcs In n.ticntlon , in
Hits way. On live hogs the average weight
carried per car Is IG.IKK ) lo 10,000 pounds , and
packed product from 25,000 lo10,000 pounds ,
tlio cost of hauling to the railroad being the
name In both cases ; but the risk nnd cnreof
transporting the live hogs Is much greater
limn the packed product * . Incase of wrecker
or blockade they must suffer certain loss In
killed or crippled animals , nnd Iho loss Is al
most total ; ifioy imisl also furnish transpor
tation both ways for an nttendiilit for every
three rnr.s of livestock. Besides nil this , they
must at all times give preference mid right
of way lo nil Irnlns carrying live stock ; so
that iimiuostlonably the present clnssltlca-
tion Is the outgrowth of the principle ol self-
protection on the part of the roads , hi the
second place , the lawn nnd Missouri river
packers are satisfied With this classification
and believe it to be just sad reasonable. The
inter-state commerce commissiiiii under this
condition of ntTair.s will protect the existing
classification , Judging from the views they
expressed In their report of lust December.
They say : "Kvor.v railroad servos a certain
territory , and .every part of the country haste
to soir.o extent Interests to be served which
are special nnd peculiar to it , * * * *
and It Is always jxisslblo for the railroad
manager In making rates to yield something
to the special interests of his section. " *
* * Thu carriers , it may bo assumed , have
primarily consulted their own in
terests , but they have also at the
same lime consulted the local feeling nnd the
local interests and have commonly found that
their own interests were best subserved in
doing so. * They also say Hint mil
form classification must be approached with
caution and that so long as the carriers ap
pear to be laboring towards uniform classifi
cation with reasonable diligence and in good
faith , it is better that they should bo oncour-
nged and stimulated to continue their elTorts
than that the work should be taken out of
their hands , and that they have a knowledge
of the local interests which nro represented
In existing classification ! ) , and their practical
experience gives them special Illness for arranging -
ranging such elassilleatlons. "
Under the interstate law the Chicago
board of trade must make its fight on the
line of uniform classification under the inter
state law , but hi doing so they must bo prepared -
pared for any bnrden-oini ; changes of rates
upon other commodities which may be nmde
necessary. As the commissioners sn.v in
their report , "Unifying the classification
means necessarily the placing of the same
article in the same class for the purpose of
rating In all sections of the country , with
the effect , as to some of them , of lowering
the rates greatly in some sections while per
haps advancing them in the like proportion
in others ; HO that in the sumo business ,
while one dealer might bo greatly benelittod ,
another might be ruined. And what would
effect Injuriously a single dealer would in
like manner cITect all in the same line of
business in the same section of the country
and to some degree the country at largo as
well. "
The inter-stuto commission are a hoard of
arbitration or court of equity and are Judges
of the law nnd the fuel. Now let us con
sider Hie position of the Chicago board of
trade : 'I'liey say that by reason of the fact
there is n loss of 23 per cent in turning the
ivc hogs into the packed product , that the
rate on the live hog should be only TO pur
cent of the packed prouucl. This argument
is misleading. They leave out of account
the fact that S.'i to I'D ' per cent is shipped as
packed product by the western packers , and
when boxed the total weight is 10.5 per cent ,
and besides that the railroads get the bonolit
of hauling the materials used in packing ,
amounting to thousands of tons of coal , Halt
and other commodities which must be
brought this way. In addition to this , if the
principle of protection to new and valuable
interests in various sections Is to be observed
by the inter-state commission , consid
eration must be. taken of all the
drawbacks and disadvantages incident. The
Missouri river and Iowa imckcrs are at a ili.s-
attvantagu to the amount 'additional they
must pay for cooperage , coal salt and the
higher wages for loss skilled labor , etc. , over
what is paid by the Chicago packers.
It is a well known fact , that the western
railroad managers arc mcuting with great
difllculty in arranging a uniform classifica
tion. In fact it is reported a failure and it is
thought it will be necessary to onaet an
amendment to the inter-state commerce law ,
making it the unequivocal duty of the inter
state commissioners to arrange a uniform
classification themselves. In fact the com
missioners have shown plainly in tlioir re
ports that in the absence of such mi amend
ment they wilt be slow to interfere with local
interests whore the carriers and community
are in accord ; audit may bo safely con
cluded that they will not take
action on the cx'parte statement of
the Chicago board of trade with
out first giving due notice to the western
packers , To do so would bo contrary to the
purposes of their creation to act as a board
of arbitration or court of equity. Assume
that the demand of the Chicago board of
trade be acceded lo--that the live hog rate
be made 70 per cent of the packed product ;
then as the live hog rule is already low
enough the rate on the packed product must
bo advanced ; but in order to reach tao pro
portion demanded the rate must bo advanced
to ii'.i'-i ' ' cents pur cwt 70 per cent of which
is the present live hog rate. The logical re
sult , then , of the appeal of the Chicago
pacHcrs to the interstate commerce commis
sion would be an outrageous discrimination
against western packing interest ! * , and the
practical annihilation of their business.
Ana ugnin , all interests before this court
will bo protected alike.
Most certainly it would ho bad policy for
the packers to defend any other inturehU
than their own ; or In other words to employ
counsel to defend the interests of the rail
roads as proposed by the Iowa puckers. It
would have thu appearance of n combination
of interests not identical ami give foundation
for the interference , if nothing else wouldof
the board of commissioners besides giving
unnecessary prominence to the conflict ,
between the Missouri river and Iowa pack
ers and Chicago.
ni'.HOI.l'TlOXri '
adopted by the packers of South Omaha ,
February II , ISV.t. , Comulainta and petitions arc
now pending before the inler-stato com
merce commission , and others are proposed
to be filled , the purpose of which is to seek
a ruling by said commission concerning tlio
relative rates on packing house products and
livn animals , between tlio east and thu west ,
more favorable to shipment of live animals
than the product ; and
Whereas , Such efforts are in direct con
flict with thn rights and interests of western
packers , and if successful will ( jrcatly injure
them and impose unnrcodsary burduns on
both producers of animals and coiisumerb of
products , for the benefit of packers less fa
vorably situated ; therefore bo It
Kcsolvcd , That we llrmly protest against
any proponed change of existing rolatlvo
rates , either on the packed products or live
anlmuls ( In car lots ) for shipment from Mis
souri river points cast , us tending lo unjust
discrimination nnd consequent ilumoralUu-
tlon of our Interests , for the reason that the
Omaha packers arc already at a disadvan
tage to tlio amount additional they must pay
for all commodities , including coal , suit ,
cooperage , oto. , ranging from 'M to : < 0 pur
cent more than is paid by the Chicago pack
ers ; also , by reason nf less urlccb for offal
and higher wages for less bkilled labor.
AiiMouu-CfiiAiiv PACKING Co , ,
Ouo. H. HAMMONH & Co. ,
& CO ,
The Hlio.
Postmaster Gallagher has not yet received
Lhe hlaiiKs neeewar.v to bo died by property
owners who Intend to offer their property for
the now postofllce bite. No further word has
been heard from the covcJiimcnt a ent who
iviil report on the proposed site , mil it is
thought ho is on the way ,
Hold it Meeting.
The railroad committee- which was recent
ly appointed by the board of trade to confer
ivith railroad oltlcials und capitalists for Die
purpose of trying to noiuiro a company to
build a union depot und bridge hold n closed
meeting yesterday afternoon at the board of
r udo rooms.
A Nobmakn Town Which Rivals the
lulquttlos or Qomorrnh.
Creatures Which Slmmo tlio Nnino of
Man nnd Wonintt Mocking nt
Decency lilltlt ) Clilldron
Xntijttit to Ill-Ink ,
Dlnbollftni Hninpant.
CovtNOTtW , Neb , , Fob. 10 , { Coi-po-
Bpoiulenco of THB HKIC. ] There has
boon a prcnt many hrml thliiRs enid of
this place within the past fuw months ,
but it ia oxtroinuly doubtful in my
mind whether the truth hits boon ovoi > -
roai'hcd in a plnplo instance.
While there are sumo very peed , ro-
spci'tnblo and law-rcspct'tlnp : citly.ons
roshUiiu within Iho limits of Covhip-
ton , they arc few indeed , and only remain -
main because of tlioir inability to dls-
j wo of lliolr property at suitable prices ,
I'Yom the very moment thonim.sollors
of Sioux City 'noi'iunu convinced that
they could tie lonpor afford to tlffht the
prohibition laws 01 Iowa , they removed
to this siik\ and buildings spranp up in
every direction and to-day the plnco
that for voara has boon aupht but a
sleepy , slumbering hamlet of n halt
scoro'of dliifry , dwell
ings , has some sixty or moro jrood-
nppeariiiK buildings , all occupied.
In ono corner of several of the sa
loons nro lunch counters , whnro there
are usually congregated drunken mon
and women of every ago and eoloV.
There are about the same n timber of
houses of ill-fame , among the worst of
which might bo mentioned the "Hoys'
Home , " run by a notorious woman
named Mag Willis , whoso past history
in the city across the Hig Muddy in
scarcely equaled by the darkest dyed
sister of the dcmi ntonde. A large ,
plainly painted sign hangs out across
the wall : In front of her infamous don ,
"Tho Hoys' Home. " In the lower story
of her place a saloon is run by her
"solid man , " and the sights to bo soon
there at any hour of tlio day or night
can nut bo pictured by an ordinary pen.
Lounging about In corners and hanging
over ihe bar may be seen bloated , blear-
eyed bums whoso last hope ot reform
has been buried In the lung ago , while
here and there will bo observed a well
dressed youth , apparently licingcnticod
to enter for the first time Iho most
damnable den in which a young man
may stumble.
The state of affairs in this town is
growing worse and more dangerous
with each succeeding day. Decent
people whu pass through hero on their
way to or from Sioux City are subjected
to slurs and insults from the blasphe
mous lips of bnizen-facod sirens of
every color and nationality and their
lecherous , inebriated companions , of
which the drunken , degraded rum-
sellers , who call themselves the "busi
ness men" of the town , spcaic and boast
with supreme satisfaction.
This can bo readily explained in a
few lines , and perhaps will bo of inter
est lo readers who do not fully compre
hend why Covington whislcy-sollora
should be 'moaner than others engaged
in the same occupation.
I'll toll you : Almost every man to-day
doing business in this place has been
driven from Iowa by the prohibition
laws , after having sacrificed almost
every dollar ho possessed on earth in
fighting the measure.
This has developed in him all the
meanness to whioh man is heir , and vir
tually destroyed what few inclinatipna
he may have once possessed for doing
good instead of bad. Ho glories in violating
lating the law , by keeping open on the
Sabbath and soiling to the minors ot
God-fearing people and see them reeling
homeward to sadden thu hearts of indul
gent fathers and loving mothers who
would a thousand times prefer seeing
their boys lowered to their last resting
places. a
Yuur correspondent was in ono of
these gin-mills the other morning when
a young lad , perhaps eight or nine
years of age , entered with 11 basket I
of popcorn. Ho waa a bright ,
handsome little follow , and very talka
tive , and soon made known his busi
The man behind the bar , a biff brute , whose scarred
and uneven features made his swollen ,
blood-shot eyes resemble two hole *
burned in a env/.y quilt , offered to pur
chase a dime's worth of His corn , pro
vided the little fellow would take his
pay in drinks. The boy told him Hint
he' did not drink liquorrt of any kind ;
that ho gave his money to
his mother to help buy bread
and clothes for himself and a littU
sister who was three years younger
than himself. The saloon man finally
bought two papers of popcorn and gave
the boy ten cents , who started on his
way toward the door. The bartender
called him hack , and takingaboiit three
tablespoons of whiskey , ono of sugar
and perhaps twice as much hot water ,
he mixed it up , and prevailed upon the
boy to drink it , telling him that it was
good for colds , In answer to the questions -
tions as to whether ho liked it , the
little blue oyessparklod with joy , as ho
answered "you bet , " and departed.
The ( lend in human form who admin
istered the poison , explained his object
in doing so by saying :
"You see the prohibition cranks and
church fanatics are doing all in their
power to injure us , and unless wo con
tinue making drunkards of the young ,
they will soon have them all on their
side , and another thing : If that boy
keeps on selling corn and blacking
shoos on this side of the river , it will
not be three weeks until ho will buy
il rin Us of mo. They learn easy when
young , " and ho laughed heartily.
The blear-eyed scoundrel went on to
unnmerate the many ditToront boys
whom he had taught to drink in the
same way , one of whom was the six-
year-old boy of a widow at Lo Mars , la.
Plus one , he said , ho taught purely
through spite , Thn mother of the little
fellow had prosecuted him for Belling
liquor to her husband prior to hi *
[ loath , and ho punished her by teaching
her child to like the taste of liquor , and
at fourteen years of age ho was a con-
llrmcd drunkard , and at seventeen ho
1 asked him if ho was not afraid that
lie would get into trouble by furnishing
liquor to children ,
"Who am I afraid of in this place ? "
lie asked , with a contemptuous sneer.
And echo answered , "Who ? "
J ' .
KinKcpnlflii' ; .
Articles of incorporation of the M unufuo-
turors' Stove Repair company were tiled y B-
icrduy with the county dork. The capital
tlock of tlio concern in ? 'JV Mil , and thu com-
lany will have nn existence of llfty yours ,
i'lici Incoriioralor * aru H. L. I'.irlur , I'1. StioK
Ion , J. I'1. Vickers and Thomas R Duptils ,
Moon son.
Following are the only marriage licenses is-
Hied ycatciday in the county court by Judge
Shields :
N'aino and Residence. Ago.
I William llchn , Oimihn . , . , M
I Uoslo Hlalr , Omaha . 10
i Edward Harrott , Omaha. , , . . , . ' &
\ Noruu ICelgaUon , Omaha . 21