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6 THE OMAHA D'AILfr 'HEE ; ' . SUNDAY MARCH 3. 1889.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
Cltizoua Moot ajjd Talk Over tli
FARNAM FAR ENOUGH NORTh
The Ociiprnt < } | iinlon Knvornlil
Kltlicr to Tlinl I'lioroiiRliliiro
or in HcInic Point
South < > l" It.
Business men of Otnalm were out in for <
* laitnlRlit , nml coinplotoly tUlca the cxpog
lion hnll to give expression to their views i
to the proper site for the new postonici
Though no vote VTM taken , the scntunon
of the mooting was decidedly In favor of
location on Farnam street if possible , nntl
not , south of that thoroughfare and wo t o
Sixtcontli street , with the Lowe nnd Hoflfl
land property llrst choice. A few disnm1
led Jcffcraoti sijiiaro boodlcrs were prcs.cn
but never named the scene of their rccoi
defeat. Jim Crelgliton recited a sentence c
or two in f.ivor of n north side site , an
"Major" Furay spent tils evening in cnllln
"time" on speakers more favorably receive
thnn himself , when they mentioned any sit
eoulli of ' ' ' .irnnm street.
Slioii after 8 o'clock Postmaster Gallr
glicrcillcil the ineelliig to order , and the
Fred W. Gray was clioscn chairman wit
Gcorpo W Ames secretary. Mr. Liuton c :
plained the purpose of the inoctlng. Spcal
ers wcro limlteil to live minuses each.
John D. Unwe favored the corner of Eigl
tccntli and Farnam streets. Ho thought a
the public buildings of the city should bo r
closely together as possible , ami that a pos
ofllco In that location would best servo the h
tcrcsts of the public.
Jim Crelgliton wanted it near the preset :
site , where he has property on the north siilt
IIu reeoiinneiiiled block 5'J , and did not tult
live minutes to do so ,
"Major" John U. Furay claimed to have n
property within n miio and a half of the DOS
ofllco , but thought It should go where h !
friend Crulghton said.
Andrew Kosewater said that less than tw
months ago ho had been called upon to spc.i
in reference to the city hall Bite. At tlni
tune a clique had endeavored to pcrsuad
themselves and the voters that business wa
growing northward , but 11,000 voters out o
the 18,000 in the city had decided to the con
trary. The center of population was no
going north , but rather to the south.Vhei
South Omaha becomes a portion of the cit ,
as it will , the center of Oimiha will be dl
i cctly south of Farnam street.
The proposed building was to bo
postoftlce , court house , government Imildiii
and custom house. At u court house i
flhould be near the county building , as
government building the collector of revcnu
.should be where he could bo easily found
and as a custom house it should bo sluiatci
In the business center of the city , not enl ;
the center of to-day , but that of years ti
come. Ho favored Lowe square.
Judge Neville had an interest in a lo
offered the government , but preferred Iho
should not take it. Ho thought the nev
postonico should bo as near to the prcscn
site as possible. The government itsel
would best bo served by placing the nev
building alongside of the old one , and so In
creasing the value of both properties.
A. J. 1'opploton said his first choice was
between Macth , Tenth , Farnaui and Har
noy sticets , anil second the Planter house
Ulock. Three national banks , two railroads
and a number of citizens weie in favor of ttu
ilrst site , mid as ho had put Si,00(1 ( In the pros
cnt site , ho wanted the now one to bo either
one or the other. He dal want to sccitgi
upon the hill. Judge Neville had rcsignei
his position , because ho was unequal to the
task of climbing the hill to the present court
house , anil judging from that it would bi
death to u great many citbens if they hud ti
climb the same hill to get their mail. Tlu
poslofllco had already been moved once 01
twice , but the only time it had over KOIII
west of Fifteenth street , was when Post
master A. D. Jones had carried it in his lint
A. D. Jones spolto of the early days , am1
said that whenever the postofllco made :
permanent move it wont west. When the
present situ wus selected it seemed too fat
west , hut time had shown the fallacy of tin
thought. Ho favored the Lowe and Hoixg.
G. M. Hitchcock broke the monotony ol
the meeting by asking permission to put ti
resolution , somewhat foreign to the object ol
the meeting. As no one objected , he put the
Resolved , That the property owners ol
Omaha , In mass meeting assembled , request
the members of the Douglas county dclega
lion to vote for and work for the provision ol
the charter compelling street cur companies
to pave between tracks and twelve inches
Mr. Paddock objected that H was not the
business of the meeting to consider any sucli
A. J. Popploton said It was discourteous to
the representative of the government present
to introduce anything so entirely foreign to
the purposes of Uni meeting.
Dr. Mercer said it was unfair. It was a
short cut to make the meeting Indorse some
thing that would bo unjust to the street car
comimnlbR , anil to cit/ons. ! An uproar fol
lowed , and while the doctor kept the floor ,
bo could only bo hoard occasionally. Among
the sentences that rcauhud the reporter's
ours were , "thoso wno invested in outside
lots , " "compelled to walk , " and "pioii-
orty depreciate 50 per cent. "
The chtirman llnally ruled the resolution
out of order , but five minutes had elapsed
and when Mr. Hitchcock attempted to speak !
hi ) was called to time. 'Iho chairman , hovv-
ever , gave him the privilege , and ho said his
first choice was Farnam and Twentieth
streets , with the Planter House property
Kdwnrd Hoscwater was next called far by
the meeting and said that when ho came to
Omaha , twenty-live your * ago , the corner of
Thirteenth and Hurnoy , where the old Doug ,
las house stooiP , was looked upon p.s the cen
ter of the city , and. in fact , if the owner of
that property had been Inclined to sell it at
what then seemed to bo a reasonable ligurc ,
the postonico would Imvo probably been lo
cated tliero , Plnco then the business of the
t city had slowly and surely moved westward
. oao block west in each ilvu years and
K judging from Hint another twcnty-Uve years
r would HCO the corner of Twenty-fourth anil
Farnam the center of the city , or ut least
nearer to it than Fifteenth and Farnam , For
thu same reason that the proposed alto should
not. bo east of Sixteenth street , it should not
bo north of Parnam. Thu postonico is
for the public benellt , and for the
musses. Thu north siuo Is occupied bv the
residences of the rich wlnlo on the south the
working men live. Where on the north sldo
one rich man has a residence on tlio south
ton worltlngiiien build their cottage homes.
That is without taking South Omaha Into
consideration , but when it does como in as
goes without saying the centre of the city
will bo south of Farnnm , If tlio postonico
was to meet the requirements of the next
twenty-live years only Sixteenth and Hurnoy
would bo eligible , but 1 lit was constructed to
accommodate the cltuona for the next flfty
years the ito ut Kigliteenth and Farnam
would bo ehosen.
Dr. Mercer said the bnslncss centre of the
city wus bounded by Tenth streiit. Jackson ,
Seventeenth and Capitol avonuo. nnd that
the best Interests of the city would bo served
by catering to the wunls of the people transacting -
acting business within these limits. Besides
a silo In that locality would bo reasonably
near the depots for the purpose of transpor
tation. Ho did not think the postonico
should bo removed too far in uny one direc
tion. Ho thought block 149 , bounded by
Thirteenth , Fourteenth , Howard and Har.
ney streets , would bo a good location , with
block 87 north of the present alto his second
John L. Carrsaiil that Omaha needed more
trackage room , and that eventually all east
of Ninth or Tenth streets would bollcvoted
to that purpose. Within ten years Twenty *
fourth street would bo nearer the center of
the city in every nunsn than Sixteenth street
is to-day. Ho thought Eighteenth anil Far-
uatn stieets wait the most eligible * site.
"Mayor1' Furay called time ami iucn loft
tbo house ,
1C. 0. Patterson took Jndpo Ncvlllo and A.
J. Poppleton to taik for referring to the
amounts they hud contributed to the present
iiostonico Bite U for the tlmo bad drawn
business in that direction , uud they hinl re
ceived everything for winch they paid. They
had not tigriicd tliut the government should
build another M.S'U.tXX ) building911 thesame
RJ > O ) , and hcwu ! not want to bo paid tureo
times over for \yhat they had done. Jit
Crtlghton said that only ono'tcnth ? f th
people wcro Interested in the site , but th
govcrrlmcnt was for the people , nnd woul
look after the Interests of the other nlm
tcnthn. To do justice to that majority the
would locate the new postonico on Sixtccnt
and Hnrncy ,
I'rncU Hlall spoke of the rnnld growth o
business westward , nnd advocated the Low
block as tlrst choice , with. Farnnm strect-
"Icn If It had to bo put on top of tbo Pn5
ton building" second.
Major T. S. Ularkson wanted It on
block north of tbo present site , or In th
Planter's house block.
City Attorney WcbUcr said that the clt
was growing west nnd south , and that ever
block the nostonice was placed furtho
north would mean one block furthc
away from the mnsses. Business I
drifting westward , nnd Omaha's Intoi
boom came from the opening c
her streets to the west. Public building
should bo on the heights of land within
city , and thu government buildings shoul
never be put lower than Sixteenth anil Hni
ncy. Ho advocated the l.owu and Honglnm
Judge Crotinco spoke in favor of the pro ;
cut site or vicinity.
Several other speakers were called for bu
failed to respond , and n motion to adjour
was put nnd cnrHed.
1MCUTSUIU ) Uljim M.VHCjUKUADK
It'n a lrllli.uit Success In Ever ,
Gcrmanla ball never looked finer than I
did last evening , decked out for the llrs
masquerade ball of "Dor Deutsche" club. O
each side and in tbo corners of the roan
wcro towering banks of llowors , made up o
foliage plants , call a llllics , palms and th
rarest of exotics. On the front of the staiji
were numerous tropical plants , almust hlditij
the orchestra. Over the stage , in the cento
of the room , nnd the entry to the door of th
bull room , wcro odd Japanese lantern ! )
Flags were used In profusion , the walls o
the hallway being almost hidden with them
The members of the orchestra were quite ii
the fashion with their many colored juste
caps , tipped with bolls , The members of th
committee , eight in all , wcro attired In bean
tlful Mexican costumes with full black beard
and raven locks. Thoto had boun selcclei
in St. Louis by Mr. Julius Pevcko. An cio
gant and elaborate simper was served in tin
club room from 1 1 : 'M p. m. to 1 ! a. in. Tin
costumes worn wcro rich nnd beautiful. A
list of character ! ; is subjoined :
As ( Jonnt Waldomar MorlU Meyer loolcoJ
King Louis XVI. was represented by S
Spanish Lord , A. Schmidt.
Hococo , A. Pomy.
Huso Hall Player , F. Lange.
King Louis XIV. , Gcorgo T/.schuck.
Black Domino , Adolph Meyer.
Posy , Mrs. HeiTold.
Marie Antionetti1 , Mrs. Max Meyer.
Jockey , Miss Anna Pomy.
Empire , Mrs William Guyger.
Hohcmiiin , W. C. Long.
Extension Giant , Mix Meyer.
Cardinal. . K Sclksohn.
Flower Uasltet , Miss Ida Isaacs.
Primrose , Miss Lix/ie Isaacs.
Pink Domino , Miss uottlo Uyrno.
Scotch Gentleman , W. Barker.
Scotch L.ulv. Mrs. Hiesu.
Spanish Lord , Mr. A. Metz.
Snow Queen , Airs. Martin Calm.
Tyrol Lady , Mrs. Scgolko.
Tyrol Gentleman , Mr. Sogclko.
Spanish Lady , Mrs. F. Metjr. .
Apollinans Bottles , by committee of two.
Flower Girl , Miss Ida Pomy.
Tamborinc Girl , MIM. Kw-so.
Polish Lady , Miss Augusta Marshman.
Hed Killing Hood , AIns Lena Marsaman.
French L'idy , Miss Olga Marshmaii.
New Moon. Miss F. Lee.
Coachman , Mr. Koeder.
Russian Lady , Mrs. Albert Calm.
Bathing Suit , Mrs. Kuapke.
Pink Domino , Mrs. A. Kosowater.
Gipsv Girl , Mrs. W. T. Kcmncr.
Dolly Vardcn , Aliss Sophia Bnuuicr-
Unse Ball Suit , Albert Cahn.
Sun Flower , Miss Sellgsohn.
Dacotah , Mrs. J. Heller.
Unelo Sam , Mr. J. Heller.
Pappy ( lower. MM. Hymeyer.
Lauy of Eighteenth century , Mrs. Eyferth.
Lady of Eighteenth century , Mrs Lund.
Pink domino , Mrs. Max Becht.
Black domino , Mrs. Julius N.igle.
Grecian lady. Mrs. George He.vn.
French courtier , Mr. George Hoyn.
Monk , A. Marshmaii.
Negro , Wm. Gyger.
Fnlstaff. H. J. Alfjyer.
Artist , Fred Meyer.
Negro mmstrol , A. B. Schmidt.
Queen of Night , Mrs. H. j. Meyer.
Folly , Mis. A. J. Meyer.
Queen of Chester , Mrs. A. Burmelster.
Marquis , Mr. Julius Meyer.
The committees consUtcd of Messrs. LI. E
Burmelster , Julius PoycKo , Max Meyer , L
Kaapko , A. Wolcrs , F. Sicuison , Henry
Meyer ami Ur. Kcmpar , who wore all in cos
tumes of Mexican gentlemen.
Music was one of the features of the ball
furnished by the the full Musical Union orchestra
chostra , under the leadership of Hnrrv Ir
vino. Dancing was indulged in until the
small hours. Altogether the event was cue
of the most successful of the season and a
JlttiiiK close to tlio festivities preceding Lent
The Gar * Kill a Man In the South
Omnli Stouk Yarel- ) .
At 5:15 : o'clock yesterday afternoon
Charles M. Wood was killed by the cars on
the stock yards switch connoctini ; with the
B. & M. track. Stock train No. 14 , for the
B. & M. , was being pushed out to the B. it
M. yards by ono of the stock yards louomo
tivcs and when about one hundred and fifty
yards south of the trestle the front car struck
Mr. Wood , knocking him down and killing
him almost instantly. Tlio bo.ly bocaino
tangled with the br.iko and tlio axle and was
earned nnd dragged along nbout tinea hun
dred yards. Whim the train was .stopped ho
was dead. The coroner was summoned , who
empanelled a jury , who returned the follow
ing verdict : "That the said Charles Woods
came to his death by being stiuck by train
o. U , being transferred to the B. & M.
Hallway company by a Union stock
yards engine , on March ' . ' , 1SS9 , at
nbput 5 o'clock p , m. , nnd according to the
evidence before us wo- blame said Union
Stock Yards Hallway company for the death
of said Charles Woods. "
The body was removed to Brewer & Sulli
van's undertaking rooms and dressed mid
the county authorities notified ,
Mr. Wood was thirty-ono years old and
leaves n wife and thruo children in
needy circumstances. About llvo months
ngo Mr. Wood removed from Dunliip , la. .
and during the greater part of the tlmo ho
lias boon out of work. His venerable father
resides near hero and is a watchman at the
Newcomb lumber yards.
The Klouriiml Lumber Uaten.
CIIICAOO , March 2.-Tho western and
northwestern divisions of the Western
Freight association closed a two days' ses-
> lon this evening , The discussion of the pro-
> osed reduction in flour rates by the Chicago ,
Uurllngton & Quincy took up a consld-
srablo portion of to-day's session , but
10 conclusion was reached as to what
: ourso the association would pursue. It was
fonerully admitted that u readjustment of
atcs would bo necessary on wheat and
ts products from points west of Mlnno-
i | > ells nnd St. Paul. What concerns
Chicago lines more than this U the report
hat the management of the Manitoba roads
8 considering the advisability ef cstablish-
ng milllng-iu-trimslt raios mi whnat from
Jakotu points to Duluth , by way of Minno-
polls , should such a step bo taken it would
: omplleiito mutters considerably.
, A"Ur ? ° I,1101'0" ' re the meeting , and
> } li ch failed of solution , was whether there
null bo a reduction In lumber rates from
jlmncsotu and Wisconsin to Iowa points.
Iho rates will iirobably bo reduced
micas the railroads succeed In
btalnlng an advance in Iowa rates , and of
hat tliero seems to be llttlo hope. The mat
er or adjusting Intor-stuto rates on tiie low.i
lasls was left to the general innnui'urs of the
oads , who will meet on Murch 1 1.
MILWAUKEE , March a. Oeoreq Burnham ,
ho pioneer brick inatiufuvturcr of thh city ,
led thh morning of. unomnoiiiu , aged
' 1111 ' uclwccn
HE RESERVED IKS FIRE
Mr. Shane Resigns and Puts In
HE DOES NOT LIKE MR. MEYER
Anil Putin the Cork From Vials c
Wrath Which He Unit Been
Preserving : lutuct For
After Chairman Mount hid ciiltc ; ! ti
board of county commissioners to order yc
terdny afternoon , the committee to whli
wao referred the printing proposals , recoi
mended that the contract bo let to the Into
State Democrat. All mombsrs jf the boar
vnto.l to ndopt the report except Mr. O'lCcefl '
Accordingly the Intcr-Stato Damocrat gi
tliu printing , after n little tilt between Chni
man mount and Mr , O'KeofTc. '
Relative to the county hospital trotibl
Superintendent bhatio prcsmto : I n canimun
cation nnd his resignation. Following Is tl
"I herewith resign the position of supcrii
tcndunt of Douglas county hospital , and as
you to atonco accept the same. "
I ) . L. SnvMi , Superintendent.
His communication is as follows :
OM in \ , March 1 , ISS'J. To the Board i
County Commissioners of Douiflas County-
Gnntlomon : On the iilst day of February I
E. MyoM , ono of the architects for Dough
county hospital , preferred charges ngaiii !
me as superintendent of such hospital nndc
your employ , nnd charged that because i
my inelllcioncy in the suporlntoiiiionc
of said building that there w.i
u liability of the destruction i
portions of the budding , nnit'thnt portions c
it hud boon left in a dangerous condition b
mo : and that 1 bad not in u careful inannc
protected thes county's lute.-cst and welfare
' 1 he. o charges upon movro severe , but
considered , before replying to suc.li charge ;
that I woulu await the action of the boari
selected by yourself nnd by Mr. Myei
Jointly , to report upon the condition of th
building and of my work theron. Such r (
port having been made , and myself havln
been fully ni-qultted ot any dchiiiicncy * n
charged , I desire to say to your honorabl
body the facts as follows :
I charge that E , B Myers & Son , th
architects of the hospital , diil not compl
with the contract in the making of the plan
and speeillcations for the building , that th
plans as prepared by said Myers & So
showed that the walls would not support th
arches by not being heavy enough ; that th
boiler room in the building was too small
and that the said plans and specification
\yero defective in many particulars , anclespe
cially as to the construction of the reel
When E. E. Myers was here Jill ,
1'J , 1S8S , ho made nn estimate fo
extra work on the hospital fo
$14,180.11 , and I charge that such cstlmat
was fraudulently niaile , and that thu enl ,
and proper amount to be paid by the count'
for such extra worlc did not exceed S2OCU.
was requested to sign such estimate , belli ]
offered on the day after the said estimat
was mae'o the sum of $1,030 if 1 would sigi
and approve the estimate , the statemea
being made to mo that if I did so sign it th
estimate would be allowed by your board.
I charge that on July 1 , IbSS , when some o
the commissioners and and the con
tractors and myself were ii
Uutroit to arrange and llnally adjust and settle
tlo with Myers tt Son nbout the roof of sail
building , that Meyers , having boon orderet
to make the plans and spooilications for th ;
sleam and plumbing , put into slid plans foi
steam heating and plumbing work that hoi
already been contracted for in the contr.u
of Hyan & Walsh , nggrogatine the sum ol
Sl.OJO to S1.2JO. When his plans wcro re
ceived hero , upon nn examination. I founi
that the amount of $1,01)0 ) or SI.COO was > al
ready in Hyan & Walsh's contract , nm
stopped the appropriation of that iitnonir
of money for doing the steam hcatinf
and plumbing wont. 1 charge tlm
at the time , in July aforesaiil
that wo wcro in Detroit , MycM recjivesJ
from ono of the contractors of the hospita
the sum of § 1,000. I have In my possessior
the original figures of Mr. Meyers , over hu
own signature , as well as the approval ol
Hvun & Walsh , the contractors , to the same
showinir the above ( Inures to bo true and ac
curate. I am prenared at any tiino to make
iiroof the same to your eatiro satisfaction.
tn addition to the above dpcuments , whieli 1
: iavo in my possession , I refer you to hi :
contract with your board and asli
rou look to it that Douglas county is not
further defrauded in relation to this build.
ng. I would most respectfully request Jon
: o hand a copy of these charges to Mr ,
Myers , and I await uwith perfect , confidence
your examination nnd report upon the same ,
D. L. SHAM : .
Superintendent Shane's resignation and
communication were referred to the coil'
struct ion committee.
Kyan & Walsh , contractors for doing the
plastering on the building , In a cominunica.
tlon , suggested that thn material for the
arches be selected immediately. The matter
was referred to the committee on construc
tion. The report of the special committee ,
composed of Messrs. Lawric , Voss iind
Coots , to which was referred the differences
at Superintendent Shane nnd Movers , was
also referred to the same committee. Mr.
ShiuiQ submitted the following :
To the Honorable Board of County Com-
plissionors Gentlemen : The brick arches
injiartsof the main corridor in the county
liospital , where they pass by the largo wards ,
Lho walls are not Imvy enough to roslst thu
ivoight of the arches. I would advise you to
invo them taken down anil put in Iron 'beams
: o support the arches. E. E. Meyers , the
ircliitect , would not say what to do when ho
, vas hero. Yours respectfully ,
I ) . L. SHAM : .
n. Cobb asked that2KD ( ) bo deducted Irom
ils tax assessment. His proparl.y was us-
lossed at $2OOJ instead of Sl.OJO. When ho
isked for a correction $1IMJ wits ad led in-
itcad of being doJucted. The request was
The committee to which was referred
Vrchitect Meyers' bill of $2JO for transpor-
atlon between Detroit and Oni ilia , reported
hat ho bo allowed $00. The report was
The sheriff's bill for boarding prisoners
vas reduced W7 , the amount duo for city
irlsonors' board. As amended the bill was
dlowed In the amount of $ " .50.
The following appropriations were * mad6
rom tlio different funds : Hospital , ? 2 < H ;
iridco , $1l4i5 ! ! ; general fund , &I10.7.V gen-
tral , ? i,85 . : ir. Few of these appropriations
vcro amended at thu instigation of Mr.
VKooffo. He criticized the bills In the up-
iropriation and naked for information con-
Chairman Mount declared that ho know
lathing about the bills.
"Wo place you under bonds , " said Mr.
VICoclTo , "for lookln1 after such things us
hose appropriations. "
There was a dcath-liKo silence.
"I'd liUo to know , " continued ho , "what
hat vault committee is gain' to do about a
"I don't know , " replied the chairman.
"Well , " said Mr. O'Kooffo , "Chris Spocht
nd Gus Andrcen bay they will not servo on
tie c'jinmlttoo to Investigate tlio matter. "
The chairman had heard nothing about
heir refusal to act.
The petition of Peter Hoist for a liquor
ccnso nt Bunnington was referred to the
A , J , Webb , who has boon acting as audi-
irof the board sinca William Moran was
Jjudged Insane , was elected as auditor per-
iimently , on motion of Mr , O'Koofo.
Will Think About It.
NEW VOKIC , March a. Interstate Com-
orco Commissioner Walker , to whom wus
ndored the position of chairman of the now
itcrstato Commerce Hallway association
id a conference with a committee of that
isoelation to-day and decided to think the
utter over and let the committee know bin
icislou in a wuok or tun days.
WASHINGTON- , March 'J1 Brigadier Gon-
'id William Kosccruiis wus to-day placed on
o retired list of tlio army , to date from
urch 1 , JSM ) . Major William F. Smltli wuu
so jilacitd on the retired list ,
A Wool Broker .
Bosrox , March 3. Stoorg Morse , Urn wool
okiir who failed recently , has gene Into In-
Ivuucy. The liabilities arc about fUO,000 ,
ilto u largo proportion of which. Is ? coured ,
. least nominally ,
HIS LAST JjQNE HAND.
HannlliAl Ilnmlln Tell * About II
Nomination AVI ill Lincoln.
"The first Intlmajibn I had that I wr
to be placed upon tni ticket with Aim
ham Lincoln cnmo * no mo through tl
lips of Schuyler Colfftx. " said the lioi
Hannibal Ilamlin , al the celebration i
Abraham Lincoln iSOth birthday , i
Chicago. "I wasjijlnying a plonsai
gnmo of euchre in my room. [ Laughtt
and applause. ] My colleague , Sonati
Fessondon. * " ' ' "irinios , of the slal
of Iowa , and a met iber ot the boils
from Maine , coustitu cd the party ; nn
wo were smoxlii o clears us I wi
just now when you 6Vvlvcil me
smoking inino quietly , wnon there wi
a tramping of feet in the corridors i
the Washington hotel , whore I was ta
rying , a loud rap at the door , and tl :
abrupt entrance of Schuylcy Col fax i
the head of the procession whic
approached anil addressed mo PH tli
vic'o president of the United State ;
Well , now , my friends , I hold in in
hands at that instant the mostmngnil
cent lone hand Unit you ever .sin
[ Applause. ] 1 hold the best cards-
both bowers and an nco and anothc
ace. [ Great laughter. ] And don't yo
think that the barharous crowd burst i
upon mo and I lost my lone hum
[ Laughter. ] Well , 1 seized upon in
chair in nn uplifted position , and sal
to Schuylei'Coltiix : "Clear out of thi
room ! Von have despoiled a lone hnn
in euchre , and you have brought mo n
titling return. ' ' Why , I had no mor
idea of having the nomination to thn
ollico than 1 had of being struck b
lightning. Well , that was the lii-i
step. The next was after election
Alter the election President Llncoli
kindly invited mo to meet him at th
Tremont house of this city. Ho kindl
llxcd the time so that it would nccommc
date me to meet hijn here , and for in
to depart from this city \Viibhingto
to be present at the opening of congress
I mot him at the Trcmoiit house. 1 ar
riveil upon the day named. J roportci
myself at the ollice , and I inquired i
the president elect , Mr. Lincoln , wa
present in the house. 1 was told tlm
ho was. I bout him my card and im
mediately 1 was invited to his room.
" 1 repaired to the room , the door wa
opened by the servant , and there wa
President Lincoln. Ho approached mi
with his extended hand , to which I tendered
derod mine , and that was the lirs
shako of the hand between us on earth
Wo were soon seated , and lie pro
pounded the question to mo : 'Mr
Jlumlin , wore wo over formally intro
duced to each other ? ' 'Mr. Li'ncoln. i
you would have withheld that intcrrog
atory but a second T would have pro
pounded the same to you. ' [ Laughter.
"Woll , " said Mr. Lincoln , "Mr. Ham
lin , 1 put tlio question first , and I guesi
you must answer first' ' ' and so 1 did , .
am narrating now , ! think , u most re
markable coincidence. I said : "Mi-
Lincoln I have no rbeollection that we
were ever formally . introduced to eacl
other. ' You will bear in mind that he
had been a member of congress in UK
house ono term , one congress , while !
was a member of the senate , but wi
were in different political organisations
May God forgive me I was a incmboi
of the democratic } , party then. [ Great
Laughter and Apjjlause * . ]
"Said Mr. Lincoln : 'You have been
fir.st interrogated and mint lirat reply. '
My reply was : % Nr ) ? Lincoln , I have mi
recollection that wo were ever formally
introduced to enisb other. Now , sir.
what is your answer ? ' "My answer con
forms with yourfown , Mr. Ilamlin. .1
have no recollection thai wo were ever
introduced to each other , but , ' said he
no , I aid : 'Mr. _ Lincoln , your per
son was as well known to mo as any
member of congress. " And it was , but
wo had no personal acquaintance. 'And
I will tell you how it happened that
your person was so impressed on my
mind and my memory * I happened
into the house one day when there was
a gentleman addressing that body , and
I listened a moment. lie was discuss
ing the qualifications or Ihe pretensions
of ono Lewis Cass as a military man
[ laughter ] , and I sat down and listened
to him , and tlio only fault that
I over found with that speech
was that I laughed so long and
so continuously that my sides were sore.
[ Laughter. ] And let me invite you ,
members of the La Sullo club , to refer
to the old Congressional Globe if you
waninn entertaining half-hour's read
ing in reading the speech of Abraham
Lincoln on the pretensions of Lewis
Cass as a military man. [ Laughter and-
applause. ] Woll.lhat speech impressed
Abraham Lincoln's personality upon
me. Now comes the remarkable coinci
dence. Well , said ho. Mr. Hamlin , if
you had withhold your explanation of
what led. to your recognition of myself I
would have givoi ) ono of a similar
character. I happened to bo in the
senate , said Mr. Lincoln , ono ( lay. and
there was a gentleman on tlio lloor of
the senate addressing it , advocating
the freedom of our territories to free
labor. His language , his manner , and
the whole tenor or his spoecii so corre
sponded witli my own opinions and no
tions that 1 sat down and listened to
him. And that senator was Mr. Ilam
lin , of Maine.1' [ Applause. ]
DnriMl the Mayor to Kiclit.
The city council had a stormy session
to-night , bays an Indianapolis special to
Iho Cincinnati Enquirer , during which
i collision between the mayor and one
ar more members was narrowly averted.
The row begun over a resolution con-
ilomning tlio domojralio Icgislaluro for
Llio bills which Imvo been introduced to
place thib city under wiser control , nnd
ivhilo it was pending tlio republicans
began quarreling among themselves.
3no member charged thuj. another
nomber ( not naming him ) had intimi-
liilcd other momVorri ; had been bribed
) y the street car company ; and the
nayor took the lloor to resent lo \ gon-
3ral imputation on Iho council , whieli
las had remarkable success in bvininng
tself into genera } " con lo unit. Tills
wrought Councilman Darnell , ropubli-
! antothe front , ami Jie made things
ively until supproshoiVby the sorgcant-
it-arms. During the squabble ho dared
nayor to come and see him , and alto
gether the scone was very lively.
Drake's Maga/.ino : "I hav von gloon
hirt bought. " said a Chicago anar-
: hist to his wife , " , und I puts him on , "
"Wiiy you do dot ? " asked h'.s wife ,
"Dor bcrlcece vtls after mo , mid I
lisgufsos mlcnsulf' , don't it' ; " '
Tlio 1'opc'n Illrtliilny.
HOME , March 2 , To-day wus tlio boventy
lath anniversary of the birth of thu Popo.
lo received a number of cardinals , who
indcred their congratulations. The | > opo ,
cplylng to the cardinals , said it was iuipos-
Iblo for him m the present position of the
upapy to perform his dutioa as tlio head of
10 church In an Independent manner ,
[ u referred to the opposition of the now
onal coda and the suppression of the funds
f the fraternities. His holiness was la
lilcndid health uud spoke vigorously.
Tlio Uniiiutlim Parliament.
OTTAWA , Ont. , Murch 3. In the commons
ils evening the debate on Lawrier's motion
> continue in force another year the modus
Ivcnvi , and advocating closer Uadu rotations
Ith the United Sutos , wan continued by
Ir John Thompson , minister of juntico , who
ofcimled the policy of tbo government. Kir
.Icliard Curtwrlfiht rdpllod vigorously. .The
( solution was defeated by 43 majority , i
THE DAILY BEI
OFPICR NO 1U I'KAIUj STKUi :
JJollvf r 0 l > r cnrrlcr In Any P rt of toCttj
Twenty Cents I'crWcek.
It.V. . T1LTON. . . . MANA01
HrpiNr. 9 OrricK No. 4,1.
Council Bluffs news on Eleventh
4Hc Olove Snto.
Big kid glove sale to-morrow , Mo
tiny , all day. At t ) o'clocK a. in. tl
greatest bargains over offered over o
Our Mr. Simfln Kisemnn , during li
cantorn visit , bought the ontlro impo
tation of n leading kid glove import' '
at such low figures that ho boug
about three times as many as wo ci
use for regular trade , so wo Imvo co
eluded to start Ibis spring scasi
special sales , by olToring to-morro
only ! H)0 ) do/.on gloves . 6 and ( ' butU
lengths , a very good dollar quality , i
tans , browns , grays and blacks at 4Sc
A IsooO dozen of the best $1.50 qua
ity Forster hook gloves , in all shade
including black , at ( i8e a pair. Also n
of our former stock of kief glove
which we carried over from last so ;
son , formerly sold from Sl.lM to $ 2. 50
pair. The price for to-morrow will I
7le ) a pair.
We limit the quantity to two pairs
each | iurclmsor , in 'order to kce
Healers from buying them up in wholi
# ala lots. We want , our customers an
consumers to get these bargains.
Mail orders received until 7 oVloc
Monday evening will bo tilled at tli
Ladies will oblige us by not asking f (
inoro than two pairs. . is that is positive !
the limit to each purchaser.
We will also oiler for Monday only , i
our Domestic Department. 4 cases o'f - (
pieces standard Dross and Apron Ginj
hams , sold all over at lOo a yard , and /
per yard will be the price for th
special sale. Quantity limited to 1
yards to each customer.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO CUSTOMER !
_ From now on v > c will have and advo :
tiso special sales in our different ilopnr
monts every day , and the public ca
look for an entire revolution in the dt
goods trade of Council Blufl's. Our stoc
is the largest to bo found in the wei
and our prices will bo so low that it wi
not only keep our own citi/cns at horn
but wo propose to draw the leading trad
from Omaha , and for hundreds of mile
around to trade at the great Money Sai
ing People's Store of Henry Eisoman .
Co. , 314 , 310 , 18 and 3l0 ! Broad wa. )
Council BlnlTs , Iowa.
Saula Rosa , best 10 cent cigar in th
market. Try one.
Parties having temperance billiar
halls and restaurants will do well t
take the exclusive sale of my tcmpei
anco beer. L. M. FIXKIII.STKI.V.
Have our wagon call for your soilei
clothes. Cascade Laundry Co.
Money loaned at L. B. Craft's k Co. '
loan ollico on furniture , pianos , horses
wagons , personal property of all kinds
and < ill other articles of value withou
removal. All business strictly conli
Bartletfc & Norton for hardware
stoves and cutlery , : > 7 and UIJlo B'way
I have moved my ollice to Omaha , a
which all orders will bo received uni
Irom which all deliveries will bo mndi
by wi'gon. L. M. FJNKKI.STKIX.
Miss Mattie Palmer has been suffer
ing for a week past with tonsillitis. Slu
is now recovering but is still unable t <
occupy her accustomed place in tin
Mrs. Wall McFaddon is visiting Mr
and Mrs. Murphy in DCS Moines.
lmic ] > ( mien ! Caiulltlatc.
John Troutman , proprietor of the At
Inntic house , announces himself as si
candidate for alderman .of the Third
ward on the independent domoeratk
For Sali ; at a liarealn.
Hotel property in Council Bluffs , cen
trally located. douiEr good business. U.
P. Ollicer , bole agent , No. 1:2 : N. Main
St. , Council BlulTs.
Dr. C. C. Ila/.en , dentist , Opera house
Tdtc on Tomato' ; " . .
The meeting of the Pottawatliunio
f'ounty Horticultural association at the
county court house yobtordayafternoon ,
was largely attended , and several inter
esting papers were read , Quito a dis-
nuviion ensued over an article on "To
mate Kaisintr" by J. W. Tompleton , of
3anicr township. The writer main-
' .aineu that it did not , pay , but tlio other
iionibcrt ) did not agree with him , and it
, vim the house of the meeting thai tlio
nihing of tomatoes in thib locality is a
laying business. Tbo next meeting of
.ho association will bo next month at
, he same place.
At the Deaf nnd Dumb institution.
A'agcs $1" to $ 2 ( ) per month. Lodging
mil washing free.
Send all orders for bottled boor to L.
l. Fililielntoiii , Omaha.
Try our XXX bottled boor. Special
ulcs on all ardors from Iowa ,
L. M. FI.VKKI.STKIN.
_ . -
S. B. Wndsworth it Co. loan money.
Notice the beautiful finish triven col-
irs. culls and shirts by Cascade Laun-
ry company ,
Headquarters for builders' hardware ,
Idoll & Bryant , filtt Main street.
Money loaned on fuiniture , pianos ,
inmonds , horses , buggies or anything
f value at low rates of interest. No
ublicity ; fair and honorable dealing.
u. A. Clark & , Co. , ollico cor. Broadway
nd Alain , over American express ,
Rooms to rent in the Merriam block.
. B. Wadsworth &Co.Ul ! ( Main street.
New and full line of sprint goods at
10 London Tailors , 03" Broaifway.
TlilnkH Ilo'M Ugly Now.
Chicago Herald : "Did you got a re
ly , Mabel , to the Jotter you wrote to
Ir. Babcock , at Ann Arboc'/1"
"No. Did you get ono in reply to
jura , Blanche ? "
'iNo , I didn't ; and I don't know that
care. They eny he's bald-headed ,
oeklod and cross-eyed , and I wouldn't
arry him with all his money. "
Chicago Herald : Elijah ( looking at
i almanac ) Have you boon the olllclal
fiires , general ?
General Harrison Don't speak so
ud'Lijo , .Mrs. , 'Harrison in anxious to
sop them away- from the , newspapers'
an , I've bceu them ,
GIU3ATNKSS Ot' IiAKU MANAWA.
As Seen In the bight of tlie 1'rosonl
a no development nnd improvementof
Lake Miumwn Is attracting BO much'at-
tention and provoking so much comment
nnd inquiry that Til K Bin : man mnde a
visit to that beautiful resort In order to
answer these questions truthfully and
present facts as they appear to-day. The
spirit of progress is hero and , as great
oillcs have been built in a day , so the
Lake Miuinwa of 188 ! ) , with its grandeur
and beauty , is the product of a few short
weeks. Nature did much in the ma
terial furnished , but the genius of art ,
with hundreds of willing hands , has
ombclishcd anil beautified until Lake
Mnnawa stands to-ilny as the pleasure
resort of the west. Between the great
lakes and the gulf there is not a moro
Tin ? I.AUI : .
Si/.o : Three miles by two miles.
To ono familiar with the lake of
year ago the change lias been marvel
ous. Where were high and nuulil
banks are now wide stretches of .sand
beach , fully one mile in lengtli
Where wore unkempt masses of brusl
are now grassy and well-kept lawns. Tli
low maishy portions are Hooded wit !
water. In fact tlio change wrong lit i
the transformation of a wilderness int
n garden. How have those change
come to _ bo ? Through the well direetoi
expenditure of tiino and money. Real
ix.ing that Lake Mnnnwa has a great fu
ture assured it the property owner :
there have sot .xiiout its development
A hundred men were bet at work , am
the improvements , though not yet completed
plotod , will put the lake on a plane full ;
equal to any demand whieli the futuri
may make upon it.
Chnutauqua creek has been turned
buck into tlio south lake. There tin
water settles and is then passed by i
Hume directly into Manawa. Thus onlj
pure water Hews into the lake and i'i
sufllcient in quantity to raise the voltinu
four feel above the average of last year ,
On the river side a 1,000-foot dam'with
a system of automatic gates , is in pro
cess of construction which willmaintaii :
thi' necessary volume and allow the sur
plus to pabs into the rivor. A current
will be thus created which will keer
the water perfectly clear. The weeds
willows and other unbi/fhtly / tilings havi ;
been removed , giving a clear stretch oi
water the lonirth and breadth of the
lake. This gives the finest racing
course in the entire west , two miios
straight away and live miles with a
* On the south and cast bides a wide
boulevard has been laid out and graded
up. giving an elegant driveway to all
points about the lake. On the lake
front proper a beach i,000 ! feet long has
been graded and filled with fine gravel.
Here J. J. Maloney will immediately
erect a line bnth'ing establishment.
Back of this the shore is sodded , so
that the objectionable featurcsof a year
ago are entirely removed. Manhattan
beach and other points are to bo mate
rially improved and made the equals of
the best modern resorts.
Hotel Mauawa , which was insufficient
for its purposes a year ago , is to be en
larged to live times its present capacity.
Its management will bo first-class and
nothing which will conduce to the pub-
lie enjoyment will be omitted. The
view from Hotel Manawa is not ex
ceeded by any of the famous resorts of
The driveways leading to the lalto
arc to be materially improved. A wide
ind beautifully pa'rked boulevard will
bo constructed from the new bridge to
Iho lake. Eight street , in this city ,
will be pared to the city limits. Krom
this point a boulevard will bo con
structed to the intersection of tlio ono
connecting with the bridge. Tims
easy access will bo given to both Coun
cil Blull'Knnd Omaha.
The Lake Manawa railway lias passed
into tlio li anils of Colonel Reed and a
company who have sufllciontcapital lo
operate it in good shape. The opora-
ors are under contract for the faithful
performance of the terms , of which
bonds in a bulllriont amount are given.
Tlio equipment of the road will bo lirst
class. "The rolling block is already or
dered. The trains will connect with
the Union I'aciliosuburban and the elec
tric motor trains. The connections with
these will be close > , o that not more than
thirty minutes will bo required to iniiko
thu run from Omaha to the lake and
vice versa. It is probable that a com
mutation rule will bo given so that
transit will bo very cheap ab well as
A stock company is already organized
to construct and oporuto a race track
which in connection with the base ball
park and aquatic sports will furnish ex
cellent sources of amusement.
Several elegant cottages will bo built
with the opening of spring. Many
other improvements are well in hand
and will appear when Ihe season opens.
Mr. C. 1Brcslin , who represents a
largo amountof eastern as well as west
ern capital , is investing largely hero ,
but for what purpose does not yet ap
pear. Of course speculation is rlfo of
wonderful tilings and public expecta
tion is on tip too. Il is safe to say.
however , that whatever shall bo done
will'be for the permanent improve
ment of Manawa and the territory con
tiguous to t.
] /)00XX ( ) Santa Rosas sold In 1888.
See ad in another place.
The London "Tailor's" is the place to
got your clothes made , 037 Broadway.
NurNcd Ills Itovcnuo I' ' ' > r VunrN ,
Some sixteen or seventeen years ago
i man named Burchinal taught thu
Duifkor Hill school in Redstone town
ship , Fayotto county , says the Union-
town (1'a ( , ) Standard , and for a trilling
jtlcnbo thrashed Thomas ilhodahcck ,
v boy of nbout thirteen years. Bur-
jhinal was prosecuted and paid his line
uid cost , amounting to $8 , Tommy de
clared that when ho grow to boa man
10 would lick that teacher , and last
veok ho made his words good , Bur-
ihiniil was traveling in JolTer on town-
ihlpnnd knocked nt a door and was in-
: itcd in by Mrs. Rhodabeck , Tommy ,
vho Is now a powerful man , upon recog-
il/.liig Burchinal , sprang at him and
cicked him out of the house and gave
lima sound thrashing. Tommy paid
he costs and line thin time.
J. G. Tljjton' real estate , V2J B'dway.
The widow's ( Alight her past cxpor-
A QUEER SPASM OF REFORM ,
The Qnmbllng Housoa Sudclonly
Pounced Upon , Especially Quo.
THE CHURCHES MAY REJOICE ,
The Wonderful CliaiiRos nt aintinwn
The Horticulturist * ! Talk
A Sudden Uororni ,
"Wntch the Mint to-night. "
Such \vti8 the tit ) received from n re
liable source by n BKK ropros-outntivo
at a Into hour Kridnyvovonlng , tviul subsequent -
sequent developments rendered the
watch fur from futile. Justus the cloolc
on tbo tower of tlio Bloomer school
building was striking the boutof mid
night , a snuad of blue-coated policemen
dashed in through tbo front door of tbo
combined saloon and gambling liouso
on Middle Broadway , known as the
Mint , : md run by Dan Carrigg. They
passed directly through the front room ,
whore tbo "bur Js located , to the gam
bling room in the roar. There wore
probably between thirty and forty men
in the room , either actually outfaced in
piny or watching some of the tininv
games in prom-ess. Several of the
iiumbei1 realised that a raid was being
mnde , and jumped toward the rear and
side doors , but their way was blocked at
either entrance bv a couple of Btahvart
policemen , clubs in baud , who had ap
parently risen out of the ground. A
hurried Blanco around showed every
avenue of escape carefully guarded , and
the prisoners bad to make the best they
could of the unuk'asint situation.
The raidora wore in charge of City
Marshal Gimnolln. who took posses
sion of the place , and stated that
all of the inmates wore prisoners.
Cnrrigg , who was standing on the side
walk in front of the plncovhon the raid
was made , followed the oilicors in , and
began making arrangements for the re
lease of the wliolo party. The marshal
accompanied him to tbo residence of
Judge Aylcswortli , who ordered each of
the prisoners put under $50 bonds to ap
pear for trial next Wednesday. He-
turning to the Mint , the prisoners were
ordered to fall into line , and were
marched out of tlio back , up uho alloy to
the police station , three policemen 'bo-
ing left to guard the place.
At the station it was found that only
cloven of the party were actually en
gaged in playintr , and thov " were the
onlyones required to give a" bond , I'ur-
rigg becoming their hiirety , and the en
tire party was released. Tlio police
then returned to the raided gambling
house and proceeded to gather up all
checks , cases and other gambling tools
that they could find , and carted them
away to headquarters. The tables wcro
too heavy to bo moved , and were not
No move against any of the other
gambling houses was made until after
1 o'clock , when tlio marshal , cliiof of
police and four patrolmen leisurely
walked around to the Turf. Phoenix and
Wilson's place , but all were found de
serted , and all rambling appurtenances
The saloons in front of each were
well filled with curious spectators , who
smiled audibly as the police passed
through. The round of all the places
was made and tlio raid was over.
When tbo lir.st move was made on Iho
Mint the reporter hastened to tlio Turf ,
and was surprised to find everything
nut of sight , the immense safe locked ,
mid the gamblers just leaving tbo
room. When the police visited tbo
| ) lace nn hour afterwards even the largo
tables had been taken to pieces and re
moved , and the room was empty.
The reporter hurried from' there to
Ihe other places , and found them in
The cards and chips were being
tastily gathered up and put out of
sight. Men. hatless and coatless , were
ushing out of the back doors. The
ouletto wheels were lifted from the
.aides , and in an incredible short space
if time all traces of the animated scene
if a few minutes before had disap ;
As soon as the excitement had sub-
iided somewhat the question hoard on
ill sides was , "who put these other fol-
ows on ? " This led to an investigation ,
mil revealed the fact that a secret
nceting had been hold during the
ivening , and that Mayor Rohror. Al-
lerman Lacy , City Solicitor Holmes.
Jan Farrell , Thomas Bowman and ov-
iral other prominent eiii/.ons had been
Jt was decided that C.irrigg must bo
quelehed , and this was deemed the
nest elloetual way of doing it. .Several
f tho.so who were present at the moot-
ng Were scon yesterday regarding it ,
ut refused to talk. Farrell protested
lit'.t ho had never heard of any meet-
ng , and did not believe thcru was one.
Inyor Rohrer admitted that tlnro had
ecu a meeting , but insisted that it
as a private allair , and when asked
'bother ' it had anything to do with the
KIVO on the gamblers , declined to | > o
iterviewed. Ho said that it was II , ' ! 0
'hen ' ho linishcd writing the oruor to
10 marshal and chief of police , and
line time after that when they ucro
ut into the hands of thr-so olilcin'lB. It
i very evident that the details went all
) iiiilctol ] ( long before this time , how-
i-or , as all of the patrolmen received
rders when they reported by telephone
t , 11 o'clock , 10 report in por.snn at
Badmiartersiinincdialoly. Tlio mayor
nlcd most umphntii ally' thai lie alone
as responsible for the move add that
? one else had influenced him in Hie
alter. This wan contradicted by Far-
ill , wlio said that he would not deny
king part in the move , and that ho
us one'of the number who had caiiucd
to ho made.
( t la asserted openly that Lacy took it
ion himself to notify the other houses
the raid , aim got them closed in tiino
avoid arrest. His Iming been in each
these placed imincdiuiuly after the
iBcent was made gives considerable
> ! or to this assertion.
\VIIATTIIKV HAV 0 ! ' IT.
City Solicitor Jlolmcs It in a porma-
mt thing , and the saloon will go
ixt. The republican lawyers must
lit getting rich and using their money
ainstus. The HiilooiiH and gambling
luses can't run in Council Blun"n any
igor , but the state can look after the
> US-OB of prostitution.
County Attorney Organ It scorns
at the mayor has suddenly come to
u conclusion that ho can olooo the
mbling house , and that it is not neo-
lary for the county attorney to do it ,
ho has previously maintained. Won-
r what power behind the throne
shed him up to It ?
Jan Farrell Gambling la done for In
uncit Bluirs. If you want to quote
i you can eny that anyone who will
Int out u gambling Jicuso to me , will
i it closed inside of an hour. No
inblorH or faaloon keepers are going to
itate to the domocratle party they
ibt como around and iUk us what wo
nt them to do.
"ho result of the move is variously
ullcted by leading politleinns. It la
red by many democrats that this at-
uptto wipe- the mnleoiitonti * bncic
o the ranks wilt , ptovoa disastrous
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