Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 19, 1889, Part I, Page 3, Image 3
THE OMAHA DAILY B&R ; SUNDAY. . MAY 19 , 1889--TWENTY-FOUK PAGES. "C. and C. " Electric Motors. WESTERN AGENCY. Thompson-Houston Electric Motors , Detroit Motors. Pumpelly Storage Batteries for StreetR'ys. , Wing's Disc Ventilating Fans. Incandescent and Arc Lighting , " I 'I Operating Sewing Machines Automatic Heat Regulators. : / OF , Sewing Machine Motors. Dental Motors , Ventilating Fan Motors. l ALL SIZES Ventilating Fans , Cautery Etc. , Dental Motors. . . > - , Phonographs , AND Medical Batteries. Temporary Electric Light Installation for Cautery Knives and Electrodes. POWER , Receptions. 1521 FARNAM OMAHA , House Annunciators. ELECTRIC Experimental Apparatus. Electric Call Bells. HOUSE Telegraph Instruments. Burglar Alarms of all kinds. Electric and , FURNISHING Light Railway Supplies Electric Gas Lighting. < rU AND Bare Copper and Insulated Wires. Hotel Annunciators. Elevator Annunciators. GEiRAL Applegate Burglar Alarm Matting. Incandescent of all makes Electroliers. Lanfps , Combination Fixtures. ELECTRIC clear or colored , Glass Shades. REP1RING , Lamp Sockets. BLOODSHED AT BEATRICE , A Wblto Man Shot Down By a Cowardly Negro. CRIME AT A COLORED BALL. Indignant And Excited CitlzciiH Sur round the .Jail and Make an Un successful Attempt to Ijyiich the Murderer. Aturdeicd at a Dance. BCATHICE , Neb. , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEE. ] At 2:1)0 : ) this morning a young man named West , whlto , was shot nnd killed by William Carson , a negro. It was at a darkyball conducted by Carson. West was on the floor dancing when Carson demanded pay for a ticket So cents. It was paid , in a short time Carson demanded pay ngaln , West refusing. Carson then began abusing West nud drew a revolver and shot Into the Hoor. West turned and ran , when Carson fired again , the shot taking effect In West's back. West ran out and up the street for half a block , and then fell and expired In stantly. Onlcors Immediately wont to Carson'a house and arrested him and lodged him In the county jail , wheio ho now is. The body of the murdered man was takou to the city hall , and relatives In Ohio tolouraDhed for. Later It was removed to the jail , where the inquest Is In progress West has no , relatives hero. Ho was a quiet young man , twenty- threeveins , old , and unmarried. Ho had been hero three months selling fruit tree. Carson is a burly negro plasterer , has lived here sev eral years , nnd has never borne a good romi- tatlon. Ho has a wife and two children. When arrested ho sent for a friend , tolling him ho had killed a man In solf-dofcnso and ashing him to retain counsel. Suth Bowlln , a negro harbor who had boon flourishing a revolver promiscuously In the ballroom , wan found In Carson'a house , hav ing a revolver from which two shots had re cently been flicd. Ho is also In Jail. This is the llrst murder committed In Bo- atrlro In years and causes considerable ox- cltemont. There are at least ten o.yo-wlt- ncsscs of the shooting. They say West made no defense nnd was unarmed , His bolug shot in the back would Indicate that fact. Carson , it U stated , had beca drinking ? , Thn Jail Surrounded By a Mob. BBATHICE , Nob. , Mav 18. [ Special Telegram - gram to THE BEE.--Fully ] ono thousand men and boys have the county jail sur rounded to-night , and demand Carson , the imndcrcr of West. Sheriff Davis refused to give htm up. and ordered the crowd to disperse. At this hour (10 ( o'clock ) the mob Is still there with a roue. Several tlmos a rush has boon made to batter down the doora , but on account of no leader nothing yet has been done. The crowd Is Increasing in cumbers and there is great excitement , Quito a number from Filloy , whore West formerly lived , arc in the crowd. The jail Is strong , and it will take conttldorublc work to get iu. Later The jail Is now guarded by tbo local company of state mllltla. The crowd Is dispersing , and there Is no probability of u lynching to-night. The Hchuylcr Sensation. SCHUII.KU , Nol > . , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to THE BKU.J Later developments In the recent social scandal in this city put on nn entirely different light on tbo whole af fair , and would seem to Indicate that McPhcraou , the man accu&od of criminal In. Utuacy with Mm , Artloy , was more smncd against than sinning. McPhcrson , who is a traveling man , has always bornu nn enviable reputation among his associates , and his friends assert than ho has been made the victim of a conspiracy. They have been busily engaged on an Investigation of the case , and the result is anything but flatter ing to MuPhorson's accusers. It is said that Mrs. Artley , whllo residing , in Chicago , had , for two years previous to her marriage with Artloy , berne a question able reputation , and that she has made a written confession to the effect that she has sustained Improper relations with two or three prominent business men of Schu.vler. In proof of this they point to the fact that Artley is making arrangements to institute a suit for $10OOJ damages against a grocer of Scluiylcr , aad , fearing that the latter was about to send nn attorney to Chicago cage for the purpose of Inducing Mrs. Artloy to retract her written confession , made an appointment \vitli his wife to meet him In Clinton , la. The appointment , however , was not Kept. Prom appearances It would seeai that MoPhorson is being made a scapegoat by both Mr. and Mrs. Artloy to shield other parties. McPhcrson denies having con ducted himself toward Mrs. Artley other than as a gentleman. Being on the most friendly terms with her husband , his fre quent visits to the house were but natural , but they were never made at unseasonable hours. The last visit , at which tlnio Artloy is said to have met him at the door , was not later than 7'M : In the evening. Ho denies having sneaked away , as alleged , but notic ing tliat Artloy'a manner was decidedly cool , merely exchanged a few words and left. On his way homo ho met a friend and told him of the circumstance , something a guilty man would hardly bo likely to do. Mr. Phcrsdn has a wife and family In Chicago cage , and loft for that city last night. Ho proposes to tight the matter to the end , and clear his name of the stain brought upon It by people whom ho had every reason to sup pose were his friends , and toward whom ho had uovor , by word or deed , been cnllty of Injustice. A Klnklnt : Bulldintr. KJCAHNEY , Neb. , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to Tim BEE.I A llttlo before 0 o'clock this afternoon , the employes of the Mctcalf cracker factory , which began business hero early this week , were startled by u loud , cracking sound , and at seeing the inlddlo portion of the floor In the front part of the building sink , under what was apparently an ordinary weight. The walls remained linn , however , nnd the floor only settled to a depth o ( about three feet. It was prevented from going farther by a number of barrels of syrup In the basement. Investigation showed that u brick plor supporting this portion of the building had split. It had never been properly linlshcd. Mr. Mot- calf had called the attention of Contractor Scott to the fault some tune ago , but it had not boon repaired. The upright timbers In the building , live In number , were very light and appartmty msutllelont in strength , Mr. Scott will repair the damages at once by Jacking up the floor In proper support. It will require two or three days to repair and set the shaftings. The building was not overweighted If ordinary care had been taken in the construction. Only about n car load of Hour had been piled on the llrst floor and there was no weight to speak of on the second , Accidental KEAIINEV , Neb. , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEE.J At noon to-day Gcorgo Gibson , a young man who resides In Ken wood , accidentally shot himself with a 33- CAllbro rovplvor , which is llablo to prove fatal. Ho , In company with a friend , was playing tennis , and when the game was fin ished proposed shooting at a mark. In a careless manner the weapon was discharged , burying the contents In his loft breast , the ball passing through his body and lodging beneath the shoulder blade , The sufferer is growing weaker and little hope of his re covery is entertained by the attending sur- geoni. Ho came hero from Now York city about a year ago , and U largely interested in Kearney real estate. Openlni : nl'thc Pontoon Bridge. DAKOTA CITIT , Nob. , May 18. [ Special Teleyram to TUB BUB. J At 1:30 : p , m. , to day , the poutoou bridge Joining Dakota City and Sioux City was formally opened amid the blowing of whistles and firing of can nons. The procession , consisting of busi ness men of Sioux City and South Sioux City , followed by the K. o P. band of Sioux City and about eight hundred teams , was formed In Sioux City on Fourth street , and marched across the bridge nnd returned. The boats were lined with teams nnd foot na sen- gers , testing it to its fullest capacity , and was pronounced a grand success , and all were well pleased. Fully ten thousand people ple were present. The bridge is about two hundred foot long nnd composed of 147 boats besides the draw , which is about ono hun dred and forty feet long. The boats are an chored by rocks sunk in the river and at tached to the boats by means of wlro cables. I'liiiiivlow'H Railroad Prospect. PIAIXVIBW , Neb. , May 18. [ Special to TUB Bcc.J Grading on the Pacihc Short Line began at this place to-day. The force passed through hero yesterday securing the right of way. The citizens of Plaiuvlow naturally feel very jubilant ever the bril liant prospects that the advent of the now railroad opens up to her. Our little city is the scene of considerable bustle and activity and business men arc already locating hereupon upon the strength of the boom that Is con sidered a certainty of the near future. The right of way party of the Sioux City & Ogdcn Short Line Hallway company ar rived hero this evening , having bought thn right of way from Sioux City to this place. The many graders who have been encamped In this vicinity for tno past two weeks will commence work to-morrow. The town lot company has secured 140 acres of land ad joining this town , which will bo platted iu the near future , making a line addition. Railroad Magnates Visit Cm to. CHETE , Nob. , May 18. [ Special to THE BEE. ] A special on the Missouri Pacific railroad with A. W. Dickinson , general man ager , C. M. Rathbum , general superintend ent , and J. D. Philllpi , assistant general freight agent , on board , arrived at the Mis- sour ! Pacific depot at 2 o'clock yesterday af ternoon , the object of the visit being the ex tension of the Missouri Pacific system from here west , and looking ever the ground of a branch of this line to Lincoln. The special came from Lincoln over tire B. & M. , and loft for Atchlson via Talmago. Cattle Shipping From Cortland. COKTLAJID , Nob. , May 18. [ Special Tele- cram to THE BEE.I Monday A.V. . Beahm , of this place , will load a special train of twenty stable cars of cattle fed at Cortland. They are to bo shipped to Chicago via the Union Pacitlo and Chicago , Rook Island & Paclllo railroads. Mr. Boahm is an exten sive shipper , and has made arrangements to have the train run through to Chicago as an extra , and will make the best possible time. The cars.will bo delivered in line shape , ad vertising Cortland and Gage county as a grain and stock shipping point. University Clubs Play Ball. UIABSES , Neb. , May 18. [ Special Tolo- grara to TUB BEB.J The second gnmo of base ball between the Ulysses and Lincoln university clubs win played hero to-day in the presence of a largo gathering of people from miles around. The score resulted in favor of Ulvssos , being 13 to 0 , fourgooso eggs being given by both clubs. The bat teries wore ; For Ulysses , Gallaghan nnd Bishop , and Goddoll and Fowlo for Lincoln , with-W. S. Cooper as umpire. Games are being arranged with Grand Island and Genoa In the near future. Oroto After ( lie Catholic /lospltaL CIIETB , Nob. , M y 18. [ Special to TUB BEE. ] Bishop Bonacum , of Lincoln , arrived hero at noon to-day. The intention is to erect a Catholic hospital somewhere m tbo direction of Lincoln , and' Bishop Bonaoum is hero upon the invitation of our iwople with the view of selecting suitable grounds for the location of the hospital. Our people will do all In their power to secure the hos pital for Crete. Kcjotolnir at Ponder. PE.NDEII , Nob. , May 18. [ Special to TUB BEE.I The recent orders from Secretary Noble to Indian Agent Warner bus caused 31 general rejoicing hereabouts among the In dians as well as the whites. It is now well known that previous Instructions from the department to Warner were induced bv his constant appeals to the authorities at Wash ington for orders to prohibit the whites using the Indian lands for either pasturage or tillage - ago , and not that the Indians were at nil dis satisfied. Oinnlia Wins at Plnttsmontli. PI.ATTSMOITTH , Nob. , May 18. [ Special to Tin : Bnn.J The ball game , which occurred this afternoon in this city between the West Omahas and Plattsmouth , resulted in a vic tory for the former. The visitors , though joung , are a very strong team , and the Plaits- mouth nlno was unusually weak. The score by innings is as follows : West Omaha 1 0 3 0 0 S3 3 0 0 0 Plattsmouth 0 0-fi Batteries Crow and Patterson , for the visitors ; Tom and Jim Patterson , for the homo club. IMndison'H liondi. MADIBOM , Neb. , May 18. [ Special to TUB BEE. ] It has been two years since the blunder was made in the court house bonds , and It was expected that that expensive lesson would not bo forgotten when the waterworks bonds were issued. However , if reports and a careful examination uro wotth anything , a moro Inexcusable mistake has been made. The works arc almost ready for the council's acceptance. It is possible that a now election will have to bo called to remedy the error. This matter Is causing considerable discussion. lioup City to HJIVO n Oniial. Lour CITV , Nob. , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to THIS BEB. I The surveyors who have , for the past two weeks , been locating the water power canal completed their work yesterday , and estimate the cost at $30,000. The head will bo just below S hupp'a mill at Arcadia. It will have a fall of two feet per mile and bo thirteen miles long , ono mile of which will bo through a tunnol. Capital ists are hero and ask no bonun except the right of wav , for miles of which has boon secured , nnd promise to commence work as soon as this is done. Grand Island Defeats Kearney. GHANII ISLAND , Nob. , May 28. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEE. ] The homo team won the game with Kearney to-day. The playing on both sides was poor , but the nt- tcndanco was good. The score : Grand Island. . 10020402 1 10 Kearney 00 01001 ! ) 1 0 Batteries Hnghog4and [ Ready , and Os- berne nnd Moran. Struck out By Hughes 1 , bv Osborno 3. tThveo-baso hits Rourltc , MoVey and Moran , 3 , Burglars fit Craljr. CKAIO , Nob. , May 18. LSpecial to THE BEK.J Last night thieves entered the house of J , R. Davis , posttn'iister of this place , and stole what money hg pad In his pocket , about IS , Ho had about -WOO In the house , but , luckily , the thlov'cs fyll not get hold of that. Mr. Davis heard , some ono enter the bouse , but , supposing it to' bo some of the family , took no notlco of It. " A Blaze nt JSorth Dend. Noam BENII , Not ) . , May 18. [ Special Telegram to THE . .BEE.1 The resldcnco of Franu Chlpau , located In the western portion tion of our city , wns-cntlroly consumed by flro to-night duringtno absence of the family. The origin of the flro itt unknown at the present time. The property was insured for its full value. Gilbert and Smith Jtcappolntcd , LINCOLN , Neb. , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BEE. ] Governor Thayer has reappolntcd Gcorgo I , Gilbert and Howard B. Smith AS members of the board of lire and police commissioners for the city of Omaha , each for a term of four year * . Grunt Wants a Flour Mill. GIIANT , Neb. , May 18. [ Special Telegram to THE DUE. ] Preliminary arrangements were made hero to-day towards securing for for Grant a ( louring will with a capacity of from ono hundred to ono hundred nnd Ufty barrels per day. THE FIELD OF INVENTION. Still Plenty of Boom for Ingonlua Minds to Work. THE DISADVANTAGES OF STEAM. A New mill More Tliriity Motor Power is Needed Ho\v Shall Heat Be Converted Into Electricity ? la Inventive Genius Kxhnustcd ? .A. correspondent has written to ask us whether the realm of invention is not exhausted whether there is btill any chance for one of an inventive mind to devise improvements on oxiat- inp devices or machines , says the Scientific American. The doubt im plied in the above question scorns very natural in view of the record of the patent olFcos of different countries. Every year sees an incrouso of patents. Besides those there arc numberless in ventions that are unregistered and that do not find a place on the records. Notwithstanding all this , the field is so largo , and is so imperfectly cultivated , that the work has only commenced. Man's energies now , after so many years of waiting , are bent on the sub jugation of the material world. More than half a million patents are the written history of whut has been done , but the unwritten portion is the largest. Yet the conquest is tar from complete. If wo consider the great inventions that arc waited for , perhaps the subject of n prime motor would bo the first oc curring to the mind. From every point of view the steam engine is unsatisfactory. It is ham pered by the condition of a narrow range of temperature , so that with steam of any manageable ilogreo of heat , not moro than 15 or 20 per cent of the heat of the fuel can possibly bo utili/.ed. There is only one way in a heat engine to avoid this re striction. It is to ube a very high tem perature in the motor , If steam is greatly super-heated , it attacks the metal of which a machine is built , it destroys lubricators and packings , and is quite impracticable. Steam cannot overcome the ill olTecls of the second law of thormo-dynamics. In the gas engine , in which the combustion of gas is directly used , a higher temperature is obtained , and an engine far more economical in the calorific sense is ob tained. But its fuel is expensive , and has to bo first manufactured. The cylinder becomes heated , and , to prevent - vent this from going too far , water is caused to circulate around it. This is a concession to the practical , for theore tically the use of water in this place iu wrong. Neither the steam engine n or gas engine fills the bill. A prime motor that will convert eighty or ninety per cent , of Die heat energy of coal into mechanical energy has yet to bo invented. Another conversion of energy should ho the subject of invention. Mechun- Ical energy can bo converted into elec trical energy with little loss ; the prob lem of a successful conversion of heat energy into the electric form has yet to bo bolvod. The ordinary thermoelec tric battery is exceedingly uneconom ical , on account of the small dilToronco of temperatures that it can utilize , and , in all of its present forms , must have a low co-olllcient of restitution. Of all the heat energy which it absorbs , it cannot restore as much oven as the steam engine does. A prime motor and a direct converter of heat into electric ity , with ollioioncies of 80 percent or moro , and using common fuel , have yet to bo invented , In the ordinary cycle , coal is burned under a boiler , and the bteam thus generated actuates an en gine , in us turn driving u dynamo. In the second conversion of mechanical into electric energy , there is a loss of not over 10 or 15 per cent. But in the first stop 85 to 00 per cent of heat energy is lost. In overcoming this loss , by going diicotly from hc.it to electricity , with out the wasteful intermediation of steam , there is ample room for inven tion. A primary battery that would bo economically available for heavy work has yet to by invented. Almost all are chnrnetori/od by high resistance , c.x- peiibive depolarizer , or a. negative plate of high initial cost. In the upward battery there waa a genuinely now de parture ; but it has not boon extensively introduced. The use of zinc for the positive element is a weak point , owing to the expense of such fuel. The storage battery has'mot with success , in a great measure , on account of its low resistance. In the approved arrange ment of primary batteries , one-half the energy in expended ubclessly in overcom ing the rcbistanco of the battery itself. The field of greater achieve ments could bo gone over and many other wants suggested. The sun's radiant heat should bo utili/.ed ; tidal force and the movements of the wind should bo hut-nessed and made to do their part in the labors of the world. In considering the great advance of natural science as regards definition only , remembering how accurately the extent of achievement is- stated , it is impossible to resist the conclusion that the world is on the verge of the rovoal- mcnt of some of thogreatcst inventions. To It now just what we have done and what uro the limits of our power in any given direction , is half the battle , and that half has been won. In inventions of minor or lobs fundamental character the field is widening rather than nar rowing. Since the iliivb of Faust and Gutenberg , all book * have boon set up , letter by letter , in the most hiborious and primitive way. At last a fairly successful typo moulding machine , that replaces the compositor , has ap peared. Hut no one can pretend to say that it murks the limit of achievement in this partic ular art. In the most numerous clnsacb of inventions , huch as car couplers or lock nuts , there is evidently ample region for work , as certainly the per fect coupler or nut has not yet been in vented. About 1812 Kobort Fulton is said to have invented moans for bring ing the double-ended ferryboats , which he had designed , to their pontoon dooktt without a jar. As the ferryboat of the present day roaches ho pier , the ends of two cables brought from the dock are hooked to eyebolts on her dock , and the cables are then tightened by a Hpeclcd of windlass so as to hold the boat in place. The whole operation is executed by hand , while several hundred people patiently await its completion , ( n this exceedingly crude contrivance it would seem that a relic of Robert Fulton'n in vention has been preserved. The in genuity of the constructors of stcmn- ships and railways ought to bo adequate to the production of an automatic coupling that would hold the boat in place us she touches the dock. A good instance of n genuine improvement in u field apjuirontly barren has been alforded dur'ng ' the last few monthd. The channel eye \vas one of the first Improvements in the needle. By placing the eye near its point , the sowing machine became a possibility , Hxcupt for these changes , the latter for u upccillc purpose , the little pointed piece of stool has re mained the same for many generations , and has served as a trial of patience to many of the weaker-sighted mortals who have attempted to thread it. It seemed a hopeless thing to expend in genuity on. Needle threaders were invented , but proved of little use , and , it IB xvithin a few months only that a self-threading needle has boon placed , 1111 the market.Vo think it is evident thattno hori/.on of the inventor's world is widening. Kvory great change or invention opens a now region , and a fundamental patent is the basis for numerous improvements. ItED.MOM ) CAPTURE ! ) . The Brutal Murdorur of Dunonii Ar- rentcM in the IJhiolc Hills. PIKIIHE , Dak. , May 18. [ Special Tqlo- gram to TUB Bii : . | Word came by wlro this morning that Deputy United States Mnrs'ml Harris had ruptured , the evening before at Wliitowood , In the Uluck Hills , Arthur Redmond , the supposed slajor of W. G. Duncan on the Sioux reservation near Fort nonnott. Redmond has all the money taken from Duncan , also his horso. Ho will bo hi ought across the reservation by Harris and Gcorgo Mathleson , who offered $100 reward for tils capture , and lodged in the Pierre ] all to await trial at the next term of tbo federal court. Plcrro to Jlnvo n. Now Hotel. Piiiiini' , Dalt. , May 18. [ Special Telegram to THE HER. ] The citizens of Pierre have had an offer made with a written stipulation by a capitalist of Now York , named Loolfo , to construct an fcbO.OOO hotel In the heart of the city tiprm the payment of a bonus of ? JO,0 < )0. ) To day ? rIOJ ( of the bonus has been raised in cash , and a meeting of citizens has been called for this evening , when the bal ance will bo subseribod. The hotel is almost a foregone conclusion , and will bo , when finished , the largest in Dakota , the dimen sions being 00x105 , flvo stories and basomonti. Dakota CongregationI\HU. | | Piniiiiu , Dal : . , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to THIS Hun. ] The two days' session of the Congregationnl church convention for Dakota was concluded to-day at the Oaho Indian mission school , on the river ahovo I'lerro. Some thirty delegates ware present from all ovnr the territory , and an Interesting - ing programmu was carried out. Government Hiii-voyorx , Pir.nitK , Dak. , May 18. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BIB.J : Carl Guiulerson , of Yankton , who has the contract of the gov ernment surveying in the Little Missouri rlvor country in Western Dakota , passed over the Missouri to-day with his en tire force on his wny to the Held. Haloiin Men Convicted. FOUT DOUGH , la , May 18.ISpcclal Tele gram to Tun UnK.l--Tho first practical move that has boon made to enforce the prohibi tory law In this part of Ioi was attempted at the present term of the d 1st net court. .James Hey , .luck Doyle and Nelson Cunning ham , three saloonkcuporH , were convicted . and committed to Jnil to-day In default of $1,000 lines. There were three ottier convic tions , but Huntences were suspended , Tim Milwaukee Storm Vlo lino. MII.W AUKKH , May 18. The bodies of three Polish laborers who were drowned by the Hood during the thunder storm last night , while working In a tunnel , were recovered at noon to duy. Hound Over , GENEVA , Nob. , May 18. [ Special to THH Bun. ] The preliminary examination of the Catholic nrlesl on the charge of bastardy resulted In his being bound ever to the 0la- trie t court In the sum of $1,000. , The Indians Victorious. GEKOA , Nob. , May 18. [ Special Telegram to Tint UEK. I The Indian school ball club bout the Clurlca nine by a scant of ! to V.