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JCHE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , FEBRUARY 20. 1830.
, A CITY ASSESSOR FOR OMAHA ,
The Object of Treasurer RuBh's
Visit to Lincoln.
ACHARTER AMENDMENT NEEDED.
tTlic Supreme Court's Opinion on Hub
mission Anxiously Awnltctl
An Animated I'orsoiiixl Del -
l > ; Uo In thn Houso.
i.y , Neb. , Feb. 19. ( Special to Tiir
Ilm : . ] Among to-day's visitors was John
llush. city treasurer of Omaha , Asked his
mission , Mr. Hush responded !
" 1 came down to see if tin nmcndmcnl
could bo gotten to the Omaha charter thai
would give the city an assessor for municipal
"What Is tlio object ! "
"Why , Omaha H a year behind in the as
sessment and collection of its taxes , am
loses u great deal 01 money , " said the treas
"That's odd. How does It happen ! "
' The assessment , you know , is made by
the county assessor , and the city's assess
ment roll is u copy of the county's ' books ol
the year before. Tito city clerk lias to make
CJio copy at the convenience of the county
f jrk , and It is a fact that the county tax ; is
jeliiujuenL before the city assessment is
ready lor collection. Hy this process the
city's ' tax is levied on an assessment a year
nld , and it is easy enough to see where the
loss is , For example , a man has a ? 2)K ) ( ) ( )
Btoolt of dry goods when the county assessor
makes up his books. Suppose he sells out
nhortly afterward or leaves the city. His
name will appear in the city's
tax books of the following year. If ho has
Bold Ills goods the now owner cannot be held
for the tax. If ho has left the city or quit
business , of course the case is well nigh
hopeless , Wo do the best wo can to make
Btich collections , but I dare say the city
nnnuallyH loses $ "i,0iO ( in this manner. "
County Commissioners O'Koeffe , Turner ,
Anderson nnd Corrigun , of Omaha , wore
liero to-day and exhibited considerable alarm.
"What is the matter now I" was asked
poughn county's watchdog.
"Why , wo heard that an amendment had
boon made to the Omaha charter that would
compel the cammissloiiers to spend on the
streets of the city all the road tax raised on
city property. "
' W-o-1-1 that wouldn't lave
- - - , enough road
tax for the rest of the county to cut the
weeds. Our valuation is nbout f\i 1,000,000 ,
of which perhaps only § 1,500,000 are outside
of Omaha. Why , that wouldn't give us $5,000 ,
n yrnr for the rest of Douglas county. "
"Jf there is such n clause in the charter
1)111 as Mr. O'ICeofTo thinks , " said Represen
tative Hcrlin in answer to inquiry , "I have
not discovered it. 1'vo slept with It for a
month , taken it to pieces repeatedly , met and
dissected it with various committees and del
cgations , and 1 tlon'trcmemberunythincthnt
Dqulnts that way , There is somewhere in
the shuflle a separate and distinct bill of that
Iciud. I think it authorizes not compels
| he commissioners to spend the road tax upo n
city Rtrects. It applies to all counties. I
think a similar bill has been killed in the
"What about Mr. Hush's problem ? " ho was
"There has been no proposition tnndo for
this change , but I think it can be done by an
( imcndmcnt on the floor of the house. "
The Submission Hill.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 10. [ Special to Tun
BlSE.J Consideration of the constitutionality
Of the submission bill recently passed by the
JMobraska legislature promises to bo the
event of the week. The question has never
been moro generally discussed In Lincoln
and throughout the state than now. Argu
ments pro and con will bo hoard by the su-
Briefs will bo submitted by some of the
leading lawyers of the state. It is the opin
ion of a number of the bar of this city that
the bill is clearly contrary to the funda
mental law of the state , and they are not
Blow to say so and give their reasons. Con
siderate people , however , give them defer-
jcntial weight , whiio the fanatical treat them
With scorn and derision. It is manifest , too ,
that party apostates or prohibitionists are
loudest in tliolr cries , and gather to them
selves whatever cheap glory there may bo
til the matter as it stands.
The attorney general will bo heard in the
case. lie is not over well pleased that the
legislature should nsk him to discuss tlio
Question in the light of constitutionality
, . clone. This action has not met with general
approval and has occasioned considerable
comment , much of which is unfavorable.
JBy many of the best citizens it is regarded
Us an unwarranted request , inasmuch as no
case has been illed , and the state cannot , because -
* cause of its nature , bo justly more interested
on one side than the other. The matter is
pimply an Inquiry "in re , " It is urged , and
rlho attorney general ought to bo held in the
consideration of the salient points , on both
Bides of the controversy and leave the im-
vpussioned arguments to those who are most
.t , Outhldu of the matter of the supreme
Court's decision of the bill there has been
Q great deal said regarding the custom of the
present session of the assembly of asking tno
ppinlon of the supreme court on every
doubtful question that arises. Tlio fact
' ( a lawyers are not favorable to a course that
puts these questions in tlio category of res
'pdjudicaln ' , nndithoy pointedly ask , if the
. 'puprcmo court shall pass upon the constitu
tionality of the bill , would It bo considered
l 9 settled In the event of triumph for prohi
bition at the election in 1500. It is further
ftrcued hero that it is possible for both prop
ositions to carry nt the polls. Many prohibs
concpdo this , and they openly state that
they prefer the overthrow of the bill by tliu
Buprome court than to huvo the dual planl :
incorporated into the organic law of the
Judge I'opploton , of Omaha , has arrived to
counsel with John L , Webster on the nrgu-
pent before the supreme court against the
submission bill. G. W , Ambrose has also
conic to offer an argument. Ho suys ho will
maintain with all the indignation of his
ftaturo , that the supreme court has not pro
per Jurisdiction in the matter. Webster as-
tunics tlio court's jurisdiction , nnd there are
'premonitory symptoms of u clash. Ouo of
these gentlemen may not bo heard.
Mr. O'llrlon'A Hill.
The bill introduced Inaho house by Mr.
"O'Brien , of Douglas , is ono of the most Im-
porjant measures so far introduced this sua
Under the present constitution nn alien
Coming to Nebraska has to live hero nnly'slx
months , and declare his intention to become
so citizen of the United .States , at least
thirty days prior to the day of election , and
be is a citizen of this state and entitled to
Vote. At Hrst uhuico this would seem to bo
till right , but a closer analysis reveals the
planning fact that it llus In the power of the
dllen vote la control Urn whole fabric or state
government , olcct both bodies of out legisla
ture , select a United Status Hcnutor , urn ! in
D closely oontostod presidential election say
Who shall bo the chief executive of the na
In speaking to Mr. O'lirlon upon the sub.
| cct of his bill he muted that
When the olerk of the district
court of Douglas county testified before the
OommUulon takinu evidence in the Douglas
county election contest , that ho hud "Isbiicd
1.500 first and socnd citlzoiifchlp papers to
Bllons who proposed to vote ut the November
election of 1SSS , " it occurred to him that
something was wrong , nnd upon examina
tion of the constitution he mad a tha discov
ery that led him to Introduce ) his bill to-day.
, U-'ho clausa in the present constitution do-
lltilnt ; "who nra electors " was taken from
tbo old constitution of Wisconsin , and was
intended to bo an inducement for pjrsons
coming to America to como west and settle
In Nebraska. The state wai then poor and
thinly bottled , but now things are tiliTonml ,
, OUd thu same conditions do not exist. " 1
way , " said Mr. O'Urlon , "L-o heavily con-
Bured by somoof my foreign born friends ,
but they must remember that though a na
tive of Wisconsin , I urn as full-blooded and
thoroughbred an Irishman as ever tro I the
.earth , My sympathies are always on tlio
' pido of Biy people across the walor , but whoa
they come to Amqrlcn nnd to the stnlo o
Nebraska they should bo content to live ben
long enough to learn our system of government
mont bcforo'dlctatlng who shall govern. "
The Scovlllo Committee ,
Lixroi.v , Nob. , Fob. 10. fSpecinl Tele
cram to THE HUB.j The Scovillo investigat
ing committee held a meeting this ovennif
nnd examined Peter K. Her in regard to tin
alleged bribery. So far ns can bo learned nc
criminating testimony wns developed. Franli
Morrissey is present and cross-exam hied tin
witnesses , but Is utterly unable to draw ottl
any damaging evidence. Tlio parties from
Culbortson will bo brought before the com-
mittco to-morrow , nnd unless they make
some direct and iwsitlvo disclosures the
labors of the committee will end without
Mr , Ilor refused to bo sworn to secrecy ,
and states that the committee cxoneratci
him. Morrissey wns forced to admit that It
conversation nt Mauror's restaurant , it
Omaha , bo threatened to show up somobodj
if he were unseated , Thr general Impressior
is that the investigation Is n llnsco , and Morrissey
rissoy is held responsible for Instigating it ,
Mr , llcr is about to leave for California ,
A Itcinnrlcnliln DlHplny > r Nerve.
LINTOJ.V , Nob. , Feb. 19. [ .Special Tele
gram to Tin : JJin , | Senator Mandorson ha
boon besieged by ofllco seekers who over
called him up out of bed , nnd some of the
candidates are almost ready for nn indtgmi
tlon meeting because Senator Church Howo' . <
late dinner kept the distinguished iontlemu
out of their clutches for two whole hours to
night. Senator Mandorson took Superin
tendent Thompson's prlvato car to Hastings ,
Ho goes thence to-morrow to the ICearno.v
encampment , arriving about noon , nnd will
return to Onuilui to-morrow night.
The Stntn Fnrm luvontCation. (
LINCOLN' , Neb. , Fob. 19. [ Special to Tun
Hnn. ] The committee investigating the state
farm nnd experimental station will not moot
again until next Monday night , on account
of the absence of several members at the G.
A , H. encampment in Kearney. Ex-Governot
Furnr.s nnd ex-Chancellor Manatt will be
subpu'iined us witnesses. Thus far the wit
nesses have been friendly to Hillings aud his
experiments , but it is uxpcctoi that testi
mony of a different toao will soon bo drawn
Will Recommend a Koiluoiton.
LINCOLN' , Neb. , Fob. 10. [ Special Tele-
cram to THE Unt : . ] The Hampton commit
tee to investigate the number of employes
has about completed its labors and will likely
report in the morning. The committee will
recommend a reduction in the. clerical force
in the enrolling and engraving rooms. In the
number of committee clerks and pages and
custodians at least twenty-five persons will
find their pay stopped if the report is
OIT For thn Uounlon.
LINCOLN' , Neb. , Feb. 19. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Ur-u. ] About twenty members
of the legislature loft to-dight to attend the
Grand Army meeting at Ivearnov , to bo gone
until Friday , nnd no important business is
likely to bo taken up in their absence.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Fob. 19. [ Special to THE
BcB.l True to its habit , tbo senate has
spent most of the morning alternately dis
cussing , amending aud trying to kill n bill.
This time it was Raymond's bill , intended to
protect the merchants and farmers who
supply provisions , fodder , etc. , to the con
tractors and sub-contractors engaged in
Duilding railroads , cauals , bridges , etc. It
makes such claims liens upon the
property constructed by such con
tractors , nnd tlio liens are to remain
in force two years. Friends and
enemies were tinkering ut the bill \vlien the
noon hour arrived , and it was laid aside.
A Joint resolution was passed urging the
Nebraska delegation in congress to'favor the
bill that proposes to pension survivors of the
rebellion who are over fifty years of age.
Also a similar resolution in favor of the deep
water harbor on the coastpf Texas.
The sonata killed a bill providing that
county commissioners should bo oloclcd by a
vote of their respective districts , instead of
by the county at large.
LINCOLN. Neb. , Feb. 10. [ Special to Tnn
BBC , ] A resolution directing the committee
to issue tickets to .Senator Mandorson's re
ception to all employes of the house was
Several bills were introduced , among
them the foliowiug :
By Culdwcll To establish a uniform sys
tem of weights nnd measures in conformity
with tlio national standard.
liy Ilivyner To attach Arthur to Keith
county for judicial purposes.
By Sweet A bill to provide for the reloca
tion of obliterated -and lost corners in the
Tbo following bills wore taken up on third
reading and passed.
A bill to pay William J. Wilson , of Teka-
inuli , S'J.rilH ) for Injuries received on Novem
ber 10 , 1S8S , in assisting the sheriff nf Hurt
county In arresting the notorious burglar ,
A bill providing for the submission of a
constitutional amendment authorizing ) the
loaning of the permanent school fund to local
Tlio house wont into committee of the
whole to consider house roll 'Ml , the bill up-
iropnating ? 20,000 to bo expended by it coin-
nittco consisting of Governor Thayer , John
U Webster and Auditor Benton , in defray-
ng the expenses of "suitable ; persons" to
represent Nebraska at the centennial cole-
.iration of tlio inauguration of President
Washington , which is to be hold in Now York
City on April ! iO.
linker strongly defended the bill and ques
tioned the patriotism of any member who
did not favor tlio measure.
Kverett replied that so far as the governor
was concerned , ho would be in favor of pay-
nx his expenses and these of his staff , and
ueant no reflection on the governor by op-
losing the bill. Ho did not think that the
state would receive any benolit , and did not
relieve in the taxpayers paying the expenses
of n junketing trip for the few fortunate ones
whom the committee mluht select.
The committee , after recommending that
the enacting clause bo stricken out , arose.
Corbhi defended the report of the commit-
; eo to strike out the enacting clause. Ho
said that It made him weary to hear men
who never smelt powder talk about the Jack
of patriotism on the part of the members
who favored economy and reform. And In
.he narno of every old soldier In the house ho
.nirlnd back ilia inshiuutlon with scorn and
The friends of the bill made nil sorts of
dilatory motions to consume time , hut n vote
was llnally reached and , tlio enacting clause-
stricken out by a vote of Til to 3l. !
Dempster offered n resolution granting the
use of the hall of the house to Helen M. Gou-
; ar of Indiana , to-morrow forenoon , for
.lilrty minute1) , to speak on woman suffrage.
On motion of Whlto of Cass , tlio resolution
was laid on the t-iblo.
Thu house then adjourned ,
I/nitHliitiv ( ] Gnsil | > .
LiN'coi.v , Neb. , Fob. 10. [ Spjclal to TUB
Bnrj.fk-Ainong tlio visitors from Omaha to-
lay are Court Ularlc Moores , Register Mo-
goath , Hon. W. F. Hochol , Hon. John L ,
Webster , Peter Her , and James Walah.
Judge M. J' . Klnkuld , of O'Neill , bus been
down to visit ills old huunts in the bonnte.
Kcprc.u'iitatlva Specht has beau uomo-
whut tinder the weather for several days
iiist. Mr , Spocht , by thn way , U tailing a
iromlncnt pluco in tlio house.
"Our Dliil ; " is the proudest man In the
capital. His valentine Is a silk mufller
lundsomoly embroidered with Initials six
Inches lout ; .
A normal school bill has finally wanditrod
nto the ) > 3nuto , u v/a. * introduced bv Sen
ator Itooho , aud names Nellgli as the alto.
Dr. J. N. Lyuian , of Hastings , Ib u visitor
Attorneys Manchester and Kelly , of
Omaha , urn among the busiest of tha uu .r
about the state hoiis.0.
The senate lias excused such members a nil
employes as wish to attend thoG. A , K , re
union at Kearney ,
Janitor Purki-r , an Omaha man , is ono of
IIP palltost and most faithful otnptovos at-
ached to tin ) senate- .
The sceucs In the house this morning were
quite nnlmntcd. The debate nt times became -
came quite personal ,
In the debate on the question of striking
out the enacting clfiusc of the bill npproprl'
ating 1:30,000 : for n junketing trip to New
York to celebrate the centennial of Presi
dent Wnshiimton's inauguration , Mr. Hakcr ,
who championed the measure from the be
ginning , and took the defeat of the bill very
much to heart , referring to Corbln , said that
If bis own head was as soft as that of the
gcr.tlcman from Johnson , he could raise halt
to soil. As tlio bill wns defeated by the de
cisive ! vote of 73 to 23 , according to Mr ,
Baker's Judgment n largo majority of the
house nro softheads ,
A rather amusing Joke was played on Mr ,
Berlin by the house printer. A bill Intro
duced by U. S. Baker came buck from the
ofllce as Introduced by H. S. Berlin , and as
the bill \vni called up in linker's absence the
gentleman from Douglas was forced to de
mand the measure without knowing any
thing nbout it. The bill wnsovcrwholmlnply
defeated , mid Mr. Berlin rather thinks that
the joke is on him.
Friday being a legal holiday , nnd nmnj
members being absent nt the Kearney G. A ,
U. encampment , the legislature will probably
adjourn on Thursday until Monday or Tues
TII1HTY THOUSAND PKOI'Ijfi
in Naples to See n G.mu ; of
JSl ? liu Jamci Donhn /Jini'.l (
N.IH.CS , Feb. 1 ! ) . [ New York Horalc ;
Cable Special to TUB Uic.1 : All America
and Chicago played tliolr first game in Eu
rope to-day on the Camp do Mnrtl crickel
grounds in this city , and no less than iiOOOC ,
people assembled to witness the contest. II
was beyond question ono of the biggest
crowds ever gathered together in this city ,
Noticeable in the audience were the
American minister and his family and a large
number of visiting Americans , who were de
lighted with the game that reminded them
so strongly of home. It was a lovely day , n
beau ideal one for base ball , for the sky was
clear and blue , the sun temperately warm ,
and a cool breeze roamed about that made
everybody comfortable. Tlio game had boon
extensively advertised , and long before tlio
hour set for its commencement a o'clok p.
m. old Vcsuvious looked down woiuloringly
ntthe throngs of gaily dressed , chattering ,
happy Neapolitans , who hurried through
every highway nnd every byway leading to
the famous Cnmpo di Marti. It was a spectacle ; -
tacle such ns Vesuvius had never seen be
fore , nor for that matter any body in the
city. Just think ofit , ilO.OOO spectators nt a
game of ball in sunny Italy.
A IHSASTKOUS lUiAKR.
Unili'onil Shops nt Cincinnati 10 n-
tiroly Destroyed by Klrc.
CINCINNATI , Fob. 19. Shortly after 3
o'clock tills morning tlio machine shops , car
shops nnd locomotive house of tlio Cincin
nati , Indianapolis , St. Louis & Chicago rail
way were found to bo on lire. A strong
wind was blowing from the west nnd when
the firemen arrived the entire property was
doomed. The building in which the lire
started was a ouc-story wooden structure
and was soon not only abluxo itself , but send
ing firebrands into and upon nil the other
buildings. The entire lire department was
out and devoted its strength to preventing
ttio spread of the llames. Tlio damage to
the railroad company's property was com
plete and is estimated by President Ingalls
at $200,000 , upon which there is an insurance
of nbout one-half that sum. Tlio loss to the
machinery and buildm s is about $150.000 ,
1'nii.nici , PIIIA , Feb. 10. Rudolph Hlandcn-
burg fc Co.'s largo importing house , 111 Bank
street , and extending through to Strawberry
street , burned out this morning. The build
ing was five stories in height , and in addition
the firm occupied the upper floors of an ad
jacent building. The other occupants
sustained heavy loss.
Coi.u.Miius , O. , Feb. 19. Onion's saw fact
ory burned to-night. They had 150 tons of
finished saws on hand. The loss is consid
ered almost complete. The stock was valued
ut $100,000 and the building at $11,000 , all
fully covered by insurance.
TUB IIAUTFOIID HORROR.
Several More Bodies Recovered From
HAUTponn , Conn. , Feb. 19. Four addi
tional bodies have been taken from the ruins
of the Park Central hotel , badly burned.
One was identified as Dr. LavelUtti Pcrrln ,
and one is believed to be Mrs. Perrin.
The third body proves 'o bo that of William
Boyle , of this city. Work has been tempor-
rnrily suspended to allow that portion of the
hotel still standing to bo removed , as it is a
constant nieuaco to those working on the
ruins. A largo fragment of the boiler has
been found seventy-live feet from whore it
Body No. 12 , tlio only ono remaining un
known. has been partially identified us that
of S. 13. llloway , of Cincinnati.
Soon after the opening of court tins morn
ing Alexander Tliuyer , the engineer , and
Amos Hosley , assistant engineer , were
brought in and the two men , on a charge of
manslaughter , pleaded not guilty. The
cases were adjourned for ono week. The
men assert that they are in no way responsi
ble for the horror.
The following is a full list of the dead to
Gnouon GAINES the colored porter.
DWIOIIT H. UUELI , , jeweler , Hartford.
Gnoitois ENOLUS , drug clerk , Hartford.
J. W. HOUSEMAN , Boston.
J. C. HILL , Buffalo.
Louis II. HUONSON , wife and child , Hart
( Jeoiiai : J. KBTOIIUM , Hartford.
KuwAiin KT.TCHUM , Hartford ,
Gcoiuiu W. HOOT , Brockport , N. Y.
An unknown ,
A. F. TII.IOT > ON , of Cincinnati.
THOMAS F. McCi'K , Now York.
M. ( lAi.i.onr and wife , Hartford.
Charred remains , presumed to be these of
Andrew F. Whiting.
Dit. L. PuiiniN and wife.
WILLIAM Hovi.u , of Hartford.
The ten patients at tlio hospital are all
doing well to-diii , and will recover.
The remaining portion of the hotel proper
has been pulled down , leaving only lour
stories of the nnnex. This has
.filled the excavation already made
with an Immense accumulation of nmsonary
nnd timber , mid it is very doubtful whether
any more bodies can be recovered for many
hours , if any are burled in the roar part.
Pondloton having appeared allvod , the bodies
of Night Cierlc Perry and Whiting are tha
only ones believed to bo in the ruins. No
bodies have been recovered since noon.
Tlio Poiiiiqylvnnia I'rohlhlUonlHtH.
HAiiimnuna , Pa. , Fob. 19. The state pro
hibition convention was called to order this
morning with General Harry Whlto , of In
diana county , as temporary chairman.
The convention adopted resolutions endorsing
ing Master Workman Powilorly's stand on
thu prohibition question , and pledged the organization
ganization- the support of the proposed
AnarohUt Parson q.
CHICAGO , Feb. 10 , Albert Curd In and
Mrs , Lucy Parso.is , tlio well-known anar
chists , have boon selected as do legates from
Chicago to the Paris labor congress. Before
going abroad Currlin proposes to travel
through the United States , nominally to lec
ture. on the eight hour movement but really
to organl/.o anarchist groups on the basis of
tliu Chicago Arboiterbund ,
An lowii Almcoiidor Arrested.
S\.s FUANCI ; > CO , Feb. IS ) . S. P. Higglns ,
who absconded from Bovlngton , la. , was ar
rested nt Howard to-day and locked up ,
awaiting extradition. Higglns was agent for
the United States Express company at Hov-
ington , and on January 10 disappeared , (2,000
short in his uccouuth.
NEW YoitK , Feb. 19. Justice Patterson ,
of the supreme court , denied the application
of Henry Glllig , late of the American exchange
changein Kurope , In u suit against Law
rence Barrett nnd Udwin Booth for the ap
pointment of a receiver of the profits of the
joint enterprise of tUo two actors.
Nncdhaiu and Glliuore Miitolicd.
Mi.NNEAi'ous , Minn. , Fob . 19. Arrange-
mcnts huvo been concluded for a fight to u
finish between Duniila Ncodhaui , champion
lightweight of the northwest , and Hurry
( illinoro , who twice fought Hilly Myor , The
fight will couiu olt in tuls vlciuUy in about
flvo weeks ,
The Sundry Civil Bill Taken Up It
AN IMPORTANT , ITEM INSERTED.
Democrats In the' ' House PilllHiMar tc
1'rovciit Consideration of the
llcport'ori tlio Direct
WASIMXOTO.V , Fob. 10. Mr , Hour , fron
the committee on privllegcsrfind elections , t (
which was referred the resolutions offeree !
by Messrs. Chandler mid Olbson for nn In
vestlgation of the recent elections In Loulsl-
nna nnil other states , niul memorials us t (
political associations , report-toil thorn nil
back , to be laid on the tablo. The commit'
too also reported the original resolution ln <
structltig the committed on privileges nnO
elections to Imiuiro wliot'nur in nny state n
free and lawful expression of the will of tin
pcoplo in nn election for members of the
Fifty-first congress , and ascertains the re-
suit thereof , hail boon prevented by violence ,
Intimidation , fraud or other crime ; also to
inquire Into the recent election in Louialann
in April , 1883 , and whether that state liasn republican -
publican form of government , the committee
to report at the session to bo held in Decent' '
ber , 18S ! > . Mr. Saulsbury , In belmlf of tlic
democratic members of the committee , expressed -
pressed utter dissent from tho- resolution re
ported. The resolution was , on objeotion by
Mr. Gorman , luld over to to-morrow.
After some routine business the senate
proceeded to consideration of Mr. Vest's mo-
tlon to reconsider the vote by which the con
ference report on the direct tax bill was
agreed to last Saturday. After considerable
debate the motion to reconsider was rejected
yeas 8 , navsIS. . The conference report now
goes to the house for its action.
The semite then'proceeded ' to considera
tion of the sundry civil appropriation bill. A
number of anii'iidmonts reported by the com
mittee were agreed to by the senate niui the
following item inserted : "Thirty-live thou
sand dollars for a viaduct at Itoclc Island ,
111. , ono-half to bo reimbursed by the oily of
Hock Island. "
Mr. Harris Interrupted the reading of the
bill to cull attention to the large number of
unconlirincd nominations , and moved that
the senate proceed to consideration of execu
tive business ,
The motion was rejected by a party vote ,
nnd the reading of the bill resumed.
The senate amendment to pay Mrs. Waite
$3,7-10 , the balance of one year's salary of the
lute Chief Justice Waitc , encountered eon-
siderablo oppositionbut wns llnally agreed to.
The amendment appropriating ? IOJl ( ) ) oacli
to the statues of General Philip 11 , Sheri
dan and General John A. Logan , in Wash
ington , was agreed to , and Mr. D.iniel gave
notice that , after all tliu committee amend
ments were disposed of lie would offer a sim
ilar amendment for the statue of General
Mr. Plumb gave notice of nn amendment
making honorably discharged soldiers and
sailors and their children eligible for appoint
ment , transfer and promotion , subject only
to such examination us" may bo prescribed by
the heads of departments , and without com
petitive examination. .
Without completing the bill the senate ud-
WASHINGTON' , Feb. 10. In the house to
day Mr. liutterwortU of Ohio introduced for
reference a joint resolution authorizing the
president to invite several members of
the Canadian parliament and the premiers
and cabinets of the several provinces to visit
the United States on May 1 , 183'J , and bo tha
guests of the people of this country. An
appropriation of $150,000 is made to carry
out the provisions of the resolution , and a
joint co'iimitteo of the house and senate is
provided for to receive and entertain the
An hour was accorded the committee on
printing , during ' 'which ' resolutions wore
passed providing for printing various docu
The house went into committee of the
whole on the postoOIuo appropriation bill.
The ixmding motion offered by Mr. Cannon
of Illinois to strike out the paragraph regu
lating the salaries of assistant postmasters
M'\ Cannon moved to rcdiicatlio minimum
salary of stenographers to postmasters from
gl.t-'OO to $500. Ho thought the latter sum
sullicient to be paid persons just entering
Mr. Cummings said that if the house must
begin to reduce the expenses of the govern
ment , let it begin at the top of the heap with
the 850,000 a year man and wind up with the
stenographer and mail carrier.
At this point the committee rose for the
purpose of considering the conference report
on the bill to repay the direct tax , which
was presented by MiCaswoll , who stated
that Mr , Gates had refused to sign the
Mr Oates was not present , and Mr. Gas-
well submitted the report , and this fact was
called.to Mr. Caswell's attention ; but that
gentleman said , in view of the necessity for
siirly action on the conference report , he
must demand the previous question ,
Then the famous deadlock of the last ses
sion wan recalled , Mr. Crisp raising the ques
tion of consideration , and Messrs. Rogers of
Arkansas , Brockenridgo of Kentucky , and
McMillan , in quick succession , interjecting
motions to adjourn to take n recess and to
adjourn till Thursday.
At this moment Mr. Dates entered the
chamber and Mr , Caswell railed attention
; o this fact , but the only response from the
democratic sldo was a loud demand for the
The motion to adjourn' till Thursday hav
ing been voted down , Mr. Morsu of Massa
chusetts made n motion to adjourn till Fri
No quorum voted on Mr. Morse's motion
and a call of the house was ordorcd ,
Mr. Caswell , finding it impossible to secure
a vote on the conference report to-day , with
drew the matter from consideration of the
louse and announced that he would call it
The house then resumed , in committee of
the whole , consideration of tiio postollluo ap-
) ropriatlon bill.
The amendment reducing to $300a year the
minimum salaries of stenographers to post-
nasters was defeated.
No further progress was made on the bill
and the committee- rose , nnd the house took
a recess , the evening session to bo for con
sideration of business reported by the com-
nitti'o on military affairs.
The session of the house to-night was a
) erfect parody on legislation. The llrst bill
called up was ono appropriating f 100,000 for
.ho erection of a monument at Fort Greene ,
Urooklyn , to the mqtnor.v of the victims of
the prison ships. Mr. , Kilgore of Texas raised
t point nf no quorum and the measure was
withdrawn. * '
Mr. Felix Campbell < jfNow York , irritated
at the defeat of his measure , raised a point
of no quorum against everything brought up ,
The parody continued until 10 o'cloclc ,
when the session expired by limitation ,
Thi ) Comiiibr'ou' 'Commission ' ,
CHICAGO , Fob. lOf-Jutor-Stuto Commerce
Commissioners Cooley 'and Morrison met
opresentutlves of Jtho. principal western
roads hcru to-day. Judge Cooley , in ills re-
nurks , said that tlni : inciting was called more
'or a general conference , on rates than to ad-
udlcato nny specific tmergo. Hallway Com-
nissloncr Austin , of-M'rnosota ' | , said that the
object of inquiry , Jb' mainly to ascertain
whether the variousCompanies are comply-
ng with the intor-stato commerce law and.
f not , to sccuru obedience. The session will
robubly last two or throe days.
\iu\v nnd Order Ijenguo Convention.
BOSTON , Mass. , Fob. 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEB.J During the iiftcrnoon
icsslon hero of the National Law and Order
League convention , C. C. Homier , of Chicago
cage , was re-elected president and T. N ,
" . .eavIU , of Nebraska , vlco president. The
convention will meet next year in Toronto ,
Janudu. . _
Tlin Woutlier ImllontloiiH ,
For Nebraska Fair ; warmer ; southerly
For Iowa Fair , followed by light snow ;
warmer ; southerly winds.
For Dakota Fuir , followed by light snow ;
warmer ; southerly winch.
AFXKR SAM _ .7ONUS.
Mr , Potter Imitate * ilia Scnsntlonn
"Jesus Is Passing This Way. " xvas the
hymn sung by Hovivnllsts Potter and Millet
last night at the nrmory. Several othoi
hymns were rendered by the choir before
the auditorium of the old skating rink wu <
thronged with na many people as It lias beer
on previous nights. The dolny In the crowd-
getting In | was occasioned , perhaps , by the
extremely frigid weather. Hut by 3 o'clocl
the house wns fairly well tilled.
"t venture to say , " suggested Mr. Millet
at the conclusion of the singing , "Hint you
folks have n bettor appetite sin co you have
boon attending these meetings , "
Nobody had lunches with them.
The nightly contribution wns then taken
up without any bullish or bearish uproar.
"Bless the Lord , I'm happy on the way , "
wns put Into song while the collection was
"Whore art tlioti"wns ! the subject upon
which Mr. Potter tallied to sinners.
It wns a query to ninny who did not know
whether they had been saved or not. Oth
ers , whom the Interrogation did not make
tremble , were nil right , or at least tlioy be
lieved they wore. They showed their belief
by standing up when the speaker nskod nil
to rise to their teet if they know where tliry
Mr. Potter staled that ho was in the pulpit
to consider eternal things nnd not to tickle
anyone's ear. Ho didn't ' care If no ono
listened to what ho hud to say if they would
occupy their thoughts in prayer. He then
cspicii one brother in the center of the laivo
aud lenco asleep nud asked to have linn aroused.
Tito sleeper wns awakened and the speaker
then drifted into his thome. The moaning
of the text was the sinner hiding from Ood.
Men who sought to hide from God were
committing n sin. The unbeliever did not
think it consistent , nor love , nor justice , nor
mercy for God to send souls to hell. The
evangelist's opinion was that such n God
would bo disloyal and untrue if He didn't
punish sinners. He was either true to His
word or else Ho was not an infinite power.
"It would bo a blessed thing for God to
send every sinner to perdition , " was among
the sensational exclamations uttered by the
evangelist during his talk.
"Some brother will say there are too
mmiy hipocntcs in the church. There
are hypocrites in it , but , brother , If
you nre just lluding that out you
are n long time about It. You souls will bo
saved sooner by getting into a chilroh and
not criticising it when you know nothing
about it. Those sort of people I have not a
whit of sympathy for. Has your soul been
saved ! No ! You can continue to hide from
the mercy of Jesus , but you can't hide from
His wrutli. Don't hide from Him any
longer. Let Him llml you and you will not
be sorry. When He asks 'Where art tliou ! '
say 'Hero I am. my Lord ! ' " , '
Sinners were invited to the tiltar and a
large number went forward.
STORY OF A SIN' .
A Worse Than Orphaned Cliilil and
the Trouhlt ; It IMiikon.
Mrs. Mcrritt , a woman who runs n board
ing house at the corner of Twentieth and
Cuiuing streets , Honied into the district
court clerk's ofiico yesterday afternoon in
quest of a trunk and other things which had
been the property of a railroad brukcman
named Fred Gross. His appurtenances hud
been sei/cd in order to hold him hero so Unit
ho might support a susceptible Swede girl
by the title of Tina Anderson , and ho ille
gitimate offspring , for whoso parentage the
girl claimed that Gross was responsible.
Thin was , of course , n domestic. She be
came acquainted with Gross and the result
of the acquaintance was a child , a suit In the
justice courts , and Gross losing his trunk
and everything lie hud for security. But
this didn't hold him. Helled. The girl was
taken In at the Hurt street home , where she
did housework for her accommodations. The
child was adopted or taken by a young wife ,
who thought n baby would bo a blessing to
her. Tills young wife resided at Blair. She
kept the child a few. days , and then canto
to the conclusion that she would
rather keep her husband than the
baby. She wanted both , but her husband
emphatically sabl that ho or the baby would
have to go. Tl * > latter weut. It was thrust
back into the arms of its mother. Failing to
find miyono else who would adopt the child ,
Tina took it to Mrs. Merritt , who agreed to
nourish and keep it for the consideration of
S2.fiU per week. The only consideration that
Mrs , Merritt lias received is the "per , " aud
she wants Gross' trunk and appurtenances
to remunerate her lor her troubles. She
says that Tina has also lied. The baby is
very sick and the woman doesn't know what
to do with it.
It I ? Fur More IMniiHihle Than the Op-
"Send me up something to cat , or I'll be
dead before two weeks. "
Sa said Hose Anderson as she stepped into
the patrol wagon that was to tnlco her to the
county jail on a $700 bond. Her case had
boon called up before Judge Uerha yesterday
afternoon , but the original bill of complaint
was found to be mysteriously missing. Who
was to blame for it was not satisfactorily ex
plained , and another complaint was made
out and read. Then tiio evidence of Hd
Mauror nnd Attorney A , C. Davis was tulcon ,
and related to the facts already published in
Hut Hose herself had something to Bay , and
said it , to the reporter , after she hud been
bound over. ' ! can toll where every dollar
I got came from , " she said , "and I will when
the tlmo comes. 1 don't exactly know what
I said when they came and frightened mo
with that warrant , but I know 1 was willing
to say almost anything rather than got.
arrested , and get the newspapers to talk
about it. I would rather lose all my money
than lot my friends think 1 should bo accused
of stealing like that. Hut Pin going to tell
them all about il at the trial. Four years
ago my brother was burned to death In a
coal mine , lit ) had $ SOJ , and loft that to mo ,
because 1 was the only relative ho had near
him at the time ho was working there , Then
my mother died when I was a child , and my
father sent mo money from the property-when-
over ho got it. Once he sent mon:0 : , once
? : ) ( ) , ami onceir > ( ) , besides smaller amounts
lit other times. When Mr. Mnurcr asked mo
about the money I won at the lottery I said
? 75 , 1 isiciint that win t'io last I won. The
llrst was $8.fl and I spent f'00 in getting my
self educated in the American language.
Then after that 1 sometimes won small
amounts until the last time , I won ? " > , My
grandmother also loft me $ lf > 0 once , because
she thought I was sickly , ami I gut that. I
did not spend my money for dresses , nt they
know by going through my room , and I never
went out I suvod my money. I worked for
Mr. Mnurcr forty-six weeks ut ? : i par week ,
and ho owes mo $12 now , Mrs. Mauror gave
me Ki in gold once , and some times since
then she gave mo small RUIIIK. I used to save
everything , mid that is how I gbt my monoy.
I'll prove it in court , nnd I want to itnow how
I can get buck the money that Mr. Mauror
took from the judge. He's got some notes ot
mine , too , Ono is on a dry goods man , and I
think It will be duo next April , And I want
my gold watch , too. How can I get them ! "
As the reporter wan not versed In the ways
of the law , ho could not give the desired in
formation and loft just us the patrol wagon
called on It.dully trip to the county jail.
Hose requested the blioritl' to lot her betaken
taken in the hoodlum conveyance to tier
former residence at Miiurer'n , and the re
quest being granted she was driven there
with two bulky policemen Bitting boMdo her ,
At Muuror'i who was permitted to gather up
the effects she had loft there when flrt ar
rested , and these were taken with her buck
to the county Jull. The prisoner's fiu-o was
hidden from the gaze of the curious by a
closely drawn black veil.
Mr. Muurer maintained a close survMlunco
over tha girl while she was gathering to
gether her personal effects , but the two hold
no communication concerning tint alleged
Post Chaplain John V. Lewis , now in thU
city , has 'been ordered to return to Fort
Leave of tibnonco for ono month has boon
granted First Lieutenant Lnwreuioo J ,
Hoard , Twenty-first Infantry , Fort Mclvin-
noy , Wyo.
Second Lieutenant Jnmos W. Honton ,
Ninth cavalry , lias been relieved also from
duty as a member and detailed us judge ad
vocate of the court martial convened ut the
Leave of abscnco lor ine- month was
granted Captain \Vllliam M. Vim Homo , ,
Seventeenth infantry , Fort D. A , Kimull ,
Wyo , , to take effect about February 20.
ORGANIZED LABOR'S VOICE
Journoymou Oarpoutora Moot nm
Discuss the Situation.
Trtllors Hnvo Struck nml nro Hitsy
How to UrlnTliclr
A riont'lHhlni ; Craft.
The Journeymen carpenters , Union 59
numbering nbout IV ) , mot in G.ito City hall ,
corner of Thirteenth and Douglas streets ,
last night for the purpato of discussing matters -
tors pertalnlnu to that trado. The meeting
wns businesslike throughout and anything
that was not fashioned In u character to
correspond was Immediately tabled. Several
spuoch-mnliers wore listed for the occasion ,
the principal ones being Congrossman-eloi'l
Council , Patrick Lynch , D.uncl O'KoiTc
and Wllllntn McGroggor.
The meeting was culled to order b.
William McGreggor , and W , H. Musser was
chosen chairman. Tlio latter staled the ob
ject of the meeting was bettering the con
ditlon of sullied labor , and particularly that
of the carpenters. Robert Lynch was then
announced. Ho said : "Labor at present is
on the down grade , The attention of the
public may bo culled to the fact
that unless something is done for
the laboring nun he will be on a
level with the European laborer. Who U
entitled to a nhnro of the production of labor
more than ho who produces ! The wages
that nro being paid to the craft of this city
are not in conformity with tlio skill that is
required. It behooves the men of nil branches
of labor to look out lor their own interests.
Wo have experienced in vear.s past the re
sult of disorganization in our ranks , while
on the other hand capital is orguni/.od iignius' ,
us , You can sco it hero in Omaha , whore an
effort Is now being inudo to reduce our
wages without reducing our expenses of liv
ing. The day of u strike ns.u remedy , In this
respect , has gone by. It is the organization ,
a thorough organization witli skill behind it ,
that is the instrument by which wo oati up
hold our rights. Men versed in labor organ
izations and its alms mid purpo < ei tire the
last to precipitate n tricu. ! An eruption of
this kind is injurious. To accomplish this
you must como together and discuss tbo
ipiC'stions in order to drill yourselves. U is
not the organized labor that brings
about strikes ; it is the unorgan
ized masses. If all the workingmen
in this country would organize tliero would
not bo a strike from one year's end to the
other. The employer would then think twice
before acting. The question has resolved
itself into ono feature , and that is , that labor
must bo educated , skilled and organized. "
William B. McGrcggor , of Carpenter. ? '
union No. . " > S , was next called. JIo said : "I
am a member of that craft which is too proud
to beg , too honest to steal , and so I follow the
carpenter's business for a livelihood. I will
select as my text 'Behold. I stand at the door
ami knock : if any man hoar my voice and
open the door I will come in and sup with
him and lie with me. '
"But our issue is one that comes to us all
direct and involves us all , The Carpenters'
and Joiners' union has been in existence fern
n long time and we still hold out in good
numbers. 1 have been up to a nicctini ; at the
armory conducted by Messrs. Potter and
Smith. 1 have decided that we ami body of
men can benefit by patenting after their ex
ample 1 observed Unit they worked all
through the assemblies , and 1 found
the conclusion that in order to accomplish
anything each of us must in turn go among
our fellow craftsmen mid workmen so as to
bring about a thorouch organization. I
think that every carpenter here to-night fully
understands that ho cannot do as much in
dividually us he can when we all tender him
our aid. The object of our union is not a
strike ; it is to avoid a strike. I do not an
ticipate that WM will talk strike this year or
next year. Our own methods are educated
labor. Wo believe in co-operation , and in
view of this we ara now furthering u pro
ject for the establishment of a working-men's
grocery store. I have already obtained sub
scriptions of half thu amount of capital
stock and this is one stop further in tlic ac
complishment of the purposes for which wo
are organized. A\ro have other issues under
consideration of a similar tendency. That
is all I have to say , and in conclusion I .isk
you to weigh what I have said and then
render your decision Impartially , "
J. M. Black was next presented. He said :
"I am like a pot on u hot iiro. When I bolt I
overflow and put tbo fire uut , and in consequence
quence 1 will confine myself to' a few re
marks on the by-laws of this order. Our or
ganization lia's a relief benolit , and in caao
you are sick wo tender you support. Then
we have a death benefit , winch comes from
Llie grand brotherhood. Should you leave a
ivifo and family they nre supplied with
funds , though small , sufllciout to ease the
ninil on a deathbed. liy combining in this
iglit wo are mutually protected from starva
, ion , aside from other inestimable bonollts
csultliig from the organization of our craft.
\sldo from this tiie men that \voaro \ worldlier
'or are holding meetings to press us down
ind keep us in the realms of poverty , " r
The non-atteiidaucc of Messcr.s. Council V
mil O'lveeffo w.is announced by tno chair ,
ind at this point the speeches were con-
: ludoJ. The union decided to bold another
iiiblic demonstration March 19.
Green's ball , at llISFnrnnm street , was
esterdny the nccno of much excitement
iver tlio recent labor troubles. There the
Inking tailors congregated at b0 : ; !
I'clock discussing their grievances am )
rying to reach some conclusions us to thfi
jest course for them to pursue. The door
vas stronuly barred against tlio intrusion of
.11 persons not legitimately en-
itled to admission , and a sav-
go looking individual with Nhairgy
nilr stood guard on tlm outside. At II o'clock
i liii : reporter braced him for information
. to the stutiuof alTairK , but ho seemed to
: now less ihun some people who never hoard
if tliu Htrike. Just then a unmll delegation
'merged ' , and through the opening came with
hem sounds of many voice.- * mid the chair-
nan calling loudly for order. Tnoy were
-Iso solicited , anil a red-whiskered man said ,
At ! 2 o'clock wo will bo ready to give yo.i
oinethlng. Wo don't propose to go into
iriut until the president lias y'mi ' | lls bane-
ion to it. "
The promise ) was redeemed in the slrjpo of
in address which opens with a declaration to
ho effect that the "liichanire" proponiM to
educe their wages from ill ) to ! ; . " > per cent
nstoud of 10 per coul us llrst stated. "As
nir wages nro not too high now such a cut
vould rcmtor it impossibles for a good
nechanic to msko a living therefrom we op-
) ese it , The merchant tailors
ilalm to have tin Intimation tlial thn Jour-
loyrncn wore going to demand an increase.
n this tliero IK no truth. No mirh slejis have
icon taken , cither by thu tailors or their
inion to that oflVct. The claim that wugos
ire higher hero than in St. 1'aul ami Miniiu-
ipolls is rinht , but in those places tlm work
4 not so hard. Wages in CbU'.igo. Kansas
3ity and Denver are higher and the work
A young man halted a reporter last nluht
vhon thu lattnr had climbed hulf-v/uy up tbo
itcfp stairway that leads lo Givnn'a hiill ,
vliuro the st.rikhip tailors went holdlnu iv
nc'Htiiig , discussing their gri.'vunroi and PU-
isiug motliod-t wlmroby they expiwt to bring
iboin a si'ttloincnt of the dinicimuM now ex-
sting botwnon themselves and their cm-
The Kcnlinul demanded tlio n'imo and busl-
less of tlio visitor , unit thciv * bring ( .rlvon he
onsentcd to cull out tiio ecrotnry.
lie disappeared into tlin mc'Jtlm ; hull , and
lirougli the doorway the reporter caught
i ( rlimpsu of perhaps two hi'tidrnd men
nicked closely together in the room. Through
i fog nf Hinoko lie could dUcnrn the form of
i man who bad evidently bucn addressing
ho crowd , but had ceased at the entrance of
hn messenger ,
The secretary llnally catno out and the
lowsgaihorcr was curtly informed that the
Union hud nothing tu offer the press. The
iccrutury was followed by othc'i > , and the
'tailor WUH cinphulli-ully given to uhderstand
hut his room was prefurabio to hix company.
Another meeting will bo held this morn
Committees from tlio 1111,011 have bauu at
voile unionist me jjurnuyaion and the
bosses , but what wa * accomplished , If nnyt
thing ! could not bo ascertained.
May SlrlUo Monday.
Over one hundred and llfty Journeyman
plumbers were gathered nt the hall ovei
UU. ' ! Douglas street last night.
Tlio mooting , and all that trnnsplroi )
therein , were supposed to bo soorct. Sen.
tinels guarded every entrance and no ono
was allowed to oven enter the hallway 'in-
less lie possessed the credentials of thu
But plumbers , like women , will talk , mid
from the desultory conversntion that fol
lowed the ndjnurniilont It was gathered that
the journeymen contemplate walking out
next Monday unless the master plumbers 110-
cede to tbclr lUMiiands. Ono of the attend-
nuts of the meeting wns heard to remark last
night , "Saturday is pay-day for most of us
nnd Monday IH the iluy to make the stand. "
Tlio Jouriioymcn seem to be very confident
of gaining their point. "Tho bosses nro
bound to come to time. " ono of them wns
heard to remark.
The embryo strikers seemed to bo fixed on
one thing , and that is that unless the bosses
nccodo to thplr demands by Monday , timy
will walk out. In fact it is now known
that a notiiv lias boon served upnn all jour
miymcn plumbers to quit work Monday
unless an amicable settlement or tlio existing
dlillrulties is arrived at before that tiuu <
"Wo are bound to curry our point. ' said n
prominent member of the association last
night as he left the hall.
Nothing more dcllnlto than this will bo
done until Friday at lonst. On that day mi-
other mooting will bo hold and moro em
phatic action will probably be taken.
NK KOH THK K ONKS.
Tlio SulioolM of tlio Pnt-isli or tlio Holy
Family Kecnlvi' n Itonoflt.
The kindly faceof Father SchaclTol beamed
even more brightly th.in usual last night as
ho elbowed his way through the crowd at
The occasion of the gathering was n supper
given by the ladies of the parish of tlio I loly
Family for the benolit of thu two parochial
schools of the parish , and while the benignity
of the goodly rector was probably , fur tlio
most part , due tn the Idndly expressions of
good will that wore showered upon him , II is
not to be supposed for nn instant that he did
not appreciate the largo outpouring of ms
tmrishionors and the readiness with wlnoh
they responded to this call for the aid of the
Idol of his heart -the pnrjohinl schools.
A most elaborate supper was served in the
uullor.v , wlille the lower lloor wan given over
to those inclined to the strains of the harp
and piano upon the ttagc.
Thu customary lemonade nnd ice cream
booths , provided over by vivacious and proUy
young ladies , were to bo found en each hand ,
and were all well patronized.
During the evening the following pro
gramme- was rendered : Vocal dun us -
"Murmuring Waves , " by pupils of the
school ; recitation "Parrliasiusund the Cap
tive , " Master A. Davis ; violin solo. Prof.
solo ' 'Hubert Hoburt "
McQualio ; soprano , ,
Mrs. O. Bousenroii ; piano soio-"Lu
Cliurite " Miss solo "All
, Angela ; soprano ,
Auaumore , " Miss McDcrmott ; selection ,
Each number was heartily received , and
Prof. McQmilio nnd Mrs. Bouscaren each re
ceived an em-ore to which they responded.
In a voting contest for a Kold locket , to bo
awarded the most popular gentleman , W. H.
O'SliatiKlincssy received l.M ) votes : md
George 1C. Paul ( i'2 votes , and the locket was
accordingly awarded the former.
The entertainment' netted at least WDJ.
COUNClIi aiKKl ING.
Sir. Ford Snubs the Iialior Unions
Last night the council met , with Boyd nnd
Snydcr the only absentees.
The mayor vetoed ordinances prohibit
ing property owners from building on ground
formerly a part of any street , and also the
ordinance glvimj permission for the erection
of poles and wires by electric motor com
panies. The committee appointed to invest- !
Kate the gas bills since 1S8U found an over
charge of $5'Jj.'i.7 ( ) , and so reported.
Councilman Put Ford moved that the re
quest of the labor unions , asking that the
city printing be given to a union oHice , bo
laid on the table.
Councilman Counsman brought up nn old
friend In u now face , and asked that Jeffer
son square bo ottered to the government as a
Dostolllco site for $100,000 , and then It wai
resolved that the request of the Brollicrhood
it Machine Molders be granted , and so far
is possible the ironwork necessary in the
now city hall bo given to Omaua mechanics
! o prepare.
They arc Grateful.
W. J. Mitchell , of Ferguson , Mo. , a
Brother of Randolph Mitchell , who was killed
n the Meyer's building catastrophe , write *
Vluimgor Hull , of the Paxlou , thanking bun
'or his kindness to the widow in her ufllii1-
ion. Mr. Mitchell says that his ulstcr-in-
aw reached Ferguson perfectly prostrated ,
mr. after a few days' rest , undertook of her
iwn volition the Journey to the homo of her
taroiits ut Crystal Springs , Minn. , whore alio
In conclusion Mr. Mitchell says that him-
elf and the entire fumllv. of the doci'asod
col that the debt they owis those wli5 'a -
isted in comforting and assisting tlio wid-
> wcd one in her loneliness , H ouu that can
lot bo paid la words.
JCciilioii Grew AVeary.
Kcubon U. Lampstiirc and John H. Brown
iave beoti turn big leather Into burn ss and
-addles in a ro-piirtnei-fihlp urrungt'inont at
IK3J Ctimlngs street for smiiu time pnst , and
U wjnt well enough with them until yiMter-
ay , when , .icir-oriiing la the stiry of John
irown , hi-s partner , Keubjii , bee nne weuriud
f manipulutiii' , ' tliu WAV end , n-id , without
onsiiltlng him , the aforesaid Brown dis-
'Oso-d ' ( if the slock for ! rtO , liruwn luippoied
lorn ; about tlm tim j thu.Nnl , ' wai being con-
ummalu.i and had K'-abi-n arre.stoJ oaii.l bo
ow laugui-ibus in the uiiiitrai station ,
Wauls to U'ru'iiln n llnriiiM1.
Gcnrce H. Stuwan , of thn Pnxton barber
hop , says lie is prepared to mn.-t any HT-
ound barber in Ni.bmsliii in a wrestling
.iiitcli. ( Ji'ii'L'o-Komaii or ciiteh-us-eatch o u
Ulus , bMt ( three In live fulls , for ilui ) a sido.
Ho ir I of Kiiiill/i | ; ( Ion.
The board of equalization will meet at the
nuri house March I and U to hear protontH
gainst the recent lovys for special uB03s-
tents , for paving and grading purposes.
Wanlfil in Denver.
A Swede named John Anderson wns ar-
usloj at an early hour this morning , Hoi *
nppoticd to bo wanted In Denver ,
The Importance of purifying the blood can *
not ho overestimated , for without put *
llood yoli rannot enjoy ( ; oed health.
At fills season nearly every ona needs a
rent ! medicine to purify , vitalize , ana enrich
the blood , aud Hood's 8amp.irllla Is worthy
your confidence. It is peculiar In that It
strengthens and builds up the systemcreates
mi uppctito , uiul tones thu digestion , while
U ( irndlc'ites disease. Olvolt a trial. i
Ilood'a Karsaparllla la eold byalltliiiEclsts ,
1'icjiared by U , I. lluud d Co. , Lowell , iluis ,
IOO DOBOB Ono Dollar
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