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I THE .OMAHA DAILY'BEE : SATUBDAY. JUNE 1. 18S9.
BON-PARTISAN CANDIDATES ,
ITamos of Thooo Solootod For Plaoos
on the Sobool Board.
A WELL ATTENDED MEETING.
First Stops Taken In the Effort to
Eradicate tlio Party System
From KlcotloiiB of
OhoHcn For Tholr Fitness.
Representative citizens filled the board ot
trade rooms last night in response to a call
for a meeting to nominate a non-partisan
tlckot to bo presented at the election for
members of the board of education , to bo
bold on Monday next. The meeting was
called to order by Mr. M. U. Burr. Mr.
John D. Howe was chosen as chairman and
Mr. W. S. Popploton nc secretary. Upon
taking the chair , Mr. Howe Bald :
"Gentlemen , I don't know whether It Is
quite the proper thing for a chnlrmnn , called
as I hnvo been and honored as I have been by
your selection , to commence an address.
Certainly , I shall not mnko any extended re
marks upon taking this chair , thanking you
for the honor conferred. IJut I desire to say
that I have no doubt whatsoever , that all here
present feel as I do with reference to the
matter. The election of the members of the
Bchool board should bo lifted entirely out of
politics , and there should not be a man a
member o f that board who Is not only a man
of good business judgment , but a man of
good average education , and ubovo all
things a mnn of the most sterling integrity ,
with no lobs to get through and no axes to
grind , wholly incorruptible and unnpnroacti-
able to those contractors or persons who
como hero to foist upon us school books ,
furniture or anything of the sort. Wo need
honest men. There Is n deep and settled
conviction In this community that wo are
going to have that kind of men tf wo can get
them. Many men hi this city will do what 1
shall do ; that is , they will get together all
the tickets in the Hold and carefully and sin
cerely scrutinize every name uuou every
ticket , and mnko up a tlckot to vote , consti
tuted of the best men upon all the tickets
.without regard to politics or party aflllia-
Calls were mndo for Mr. E. Kosowater.
who , in stating the object of the meeting ,
"Gentlemen of the board and fellow cltl-
7ons : It 1 remember correctly , the leeis-
laturo of this state , four years ago. made the
law changing the method of electing boards
ot education in cities of the first class.
Omaha at that time was the only city of the
first class In the state , nud for Omuha this
law was especially designed. It was a now
departure for Omaha. Wo had elected all
our school bom-da at the regular elections for
municipal and county ofliccrs. I remember
that 1 was personally the promoter , or pro-
lector , rather , of the first movement to make
fichnol board elections in Omaha popular ,
that is , to submit to the people the choice of
those who ure to manage the schools.
"In 1871 when wo had two different school
boards , one known us the directors of the
school district and the other as the regents
of the lOmaha high school. The common
schools were governed by a body of men
who put tnemscivcs up at a caucus , held
usually by about a dozen pin-sons , elected a
treasurer , and conducted the schools In
their own way , very often in defiance of
'public ' sentiment. On the other hand , some
gentlemen connected with the upper crust of
Omaha society had surrounded themselves
with a good deal of glory by becoming re
gents of the Omaha high school , and , entrenched -
trenched In that power , created for them by
n special act of the legislature , they refused
to tmvo anything to do with the common
school board , and even went into law suits
with that body.
"To do away with this conflict and abuse
of power I had introduced in the legislature
of 1871 the first act creating boards of educa
tion in the ciUV of Omaha , liythat act the
common school board and regents of the
Omaha high school wore abolished and the
citizens of Omaha were required two mem
bers from eneh ward , who wore to constitute
the board of education.
"Well , the world moves , and as time pro
gressed it was discovered that this election
of members of the school board by wards
was not very satisfactory. It resulted sim
ply in ward representation , and the local
managers of the ward caucuses and packers
of uriinaries managed to give us members
of the board of education who were
closely connected with them in ward
work , and the result was that
very often inferior men found places on the
"Then a clmnro was made , and instead of
decline the board of education by wards and
precincts , wo elected. If I remember right ,
one-half of the board by wards and the
other half at larae. Finally , the law was
changed again , and wo have bcon electing
the entire body at. larco. The change ot
four year ago wont beyond and above all
party questions , and the school board was
taken clear out of politics by the provision
that the election of the board of education
should bo bold on n different day than that
on whicii other municipal ofllcors were
elected. The franchise in school board
elections was extended to all mothers of
children attending the schools , and to all
women of ago paving taxes.
"So , then" , the object of the law manifestly
was to cnlarco the scopu of the election , to
1 sever any connection between the political
parties and members of the board of educa
tion , and to elevate the standard of the
public schools out of politics and any con-
iiectlon with politics , and m order , also , to
take the common schools out of the rut of
"A provision was made that only one-third
of the members ot the board should bo elected
each year , and that the total number of mem-
bora of the board should bo fifteen , in view
of the fact that wo ha"a nine wards and are
only to elect flvo members of the board of
education , It is Impossible that trades can
bo made that would give each ward a mem
ber of the school board. And In view of tha
further fr.ct that all electors may choose
members Irrespective of wards , it maycoino
to pass that one ward has four or six of the
members to bo elected j and as far as that is
concerned , if these four or six members arc
coed men of Intelligence and capability , nc
harm la done. What wo want Is a first class
board of education.
"Hut in spite of the law , every effort has
bcon made during the vast four or Hvo years
by some of the party managers to perpetuate
the old system. They Insist that there must
bo primaries and ward Caucuses , that dele
gates meet In convention , trade and put up
tickets , and that wo must ohooso members
from one or two of the tickets , and nowhere
else. Well , we all understand that when
man is elected by u convention ho fools in
honor bound to allcginuce to his makers , and
that when any patronage is to be distributed
through him or his influence ho must tlrst
favor those who luwo favored him , it is r
common and proper rule that men will hcl |
those who help them , and not those thai
"It Is to avoid all obligations of this character
actor , to place tha board in u position en
tirely free and untrauimeled In the uxorois <
Of theno powers , that tha law governing tlu
election of moinoars of the board of educa
tlon was framed , in vfu\v of the fact thai
the board expend * yearly between f'iOO.lM
nnd (300,000 in salaries and expenses , ant
sometimes as much as 200,000 more foi
school buildings , etc. , that our citizens ani
taxpayer * thlnK it high time to take a livi
interest in the election of this board , and sci
to It that henceforth the public school !
Ira in the bands of clean , capubla > mi
intelligent men , and It is for thut purpo&t
that this meeting is called ,
"It may take several elections and sercra
combats before wo thoroughly criillcati
the party system from thu Hcliools but wi
propose to move forward in thu work untl
the evil is abolished , even if it takes ten o
fifteen years. Jl hope , my friends , that vvi
may bo nblo to proceed In this good worl
Without any preliminary arrangement 01
understanding , and. indeed , it U clear thai
there can bo no understanding In n meotlni
of this character. I now propose that yoi
bring forward the names of men whom yoi
thlnK welt qualified to servo as members o
the school board. These five members cai
be nominated to-nicht , und if the uurty conVentions
Vontions of to-morrow indorse the ( runtlcmoi
named hero ui-uight , well una good ; but ii
nny pvent I advocate sticking to the uomi
Hoes of thli meeting und going to the poll
And doing what wo can to elect them. "
3.'ho numctt of the following gontletnbi
wore presented for the consideration ot tha
C. U. Gushing , Louis Holmrod , J.J. Points ,
E. A * Parmftloo , J. T. Evans , C. U. Kelsey ,
W. 8. Popploton , Euclid Martin , Charles
Connoyor , II , G. Clark. C. J. Smyth. How
ard Kennedy , Henry Llvcsoy , P. L. Perrlno ,
G. W. Parr , .1. D. Howe , A. M. Clark , George
L. Miller , Truman Buck , Charles II. Drown ,
, f , T. Paulson , J. A. McShnnn , .T. E. Uoyd ,
Dr. Parker , I , . D. Holmes , Ctnrlc Woodman ,
Jjowls S. Heed nnd Luther Drake.
Mr. Kolsey'8 name was withdrawn by a
friend ; Louis Hcinuod and .1. D. Howe de
clined the nomination , nnd the statement
made that Truman Huclc nnd Charles 13.
llrown had refused to bo candidates.
On motion a committee of nine , consisting
of W. H. Lawton , J. D. Howe , Thomas Fitz-
morris , Julius Meyer , E. Hoswntor , M. C.
Hurr. Joseph Forgytho , , F. L. Scxour nnd H ,
Woods , was appointed to select flvo names
from the list suggested , nnd to recommend
them to the meeting us candidates.
The committee , after n careful consldorn'
tlan , recommended the following gentlemen ,
who wore endorsed by the meeting as candi
dates for members of the board :
Clark Woodman , Lewis S. llced , J. J ,
Points. Euclid Martin nnd W. S. Popploton.
The committee of nlno was authorised tc
fill nny vacancies on the tlckot that may be
caused by the resignation of any of the can *
dldatcs named by the meeting.
THE 1'H1M\IUI < : S.
ISInctcd to the Republican
nml Democratic Conventions.
Both the republican nnd democratic par
ties ho'.d primary elections yesterday after
noon in the various wards to select delegates ,
who will assctnblo in convention to-day nnd
nominate candidates for the school board ,
Flvo men nro to bo elected as successors tt
Mcsirs. Morrison , Wehror , Spauldlng , Spore
nnd Parmalcc. A dozen or more men usplrc
to thcso places. Very few of the delegates
go instructed for anybody. The vole polled
yesterday showed a great laclc of Interest in
the matter. It wa very light. The delegates -
gates to the republican convention , which
meets at 2 o'clock in the council chamber ,
First Ward Fifty votes were cast for the
following unpledged delegation , which was
elected without opposition : J. H. Uurgstrom ,
John Butler , Ernest Stuht , Mlko I" ord , F.
Bandhauscr , Lee Estelle und J. Jensen.
Second Ward There were very few
votes cast. The following delegates were
chosen : Antono Kmont. Cliff C. Houzcr ,
Gcorgo B. Strykcr , Mike Lahoy , D. O'Con-
nell , D. O'Keefo and Stephen Brodcrick.
Thcso were instructed to vote for C. M.
Third Ward The followlngdelouatesworo
elected wittiout opposition : W. 11. Lavender ,
George Allen , Samuel Stover , O. M. Kick-
etts , P. J. Williams , Price Sanders , William
Fourth Ward The delegates chosen to
represent this ward nro : 13. H. Wheeler , A.
P. Nicholas , Gustavo Anderson , D. B. Houck ,
Peter Shnrkoy , Andrew Bovens , U. D. Dun
can.Fifth Ward The following were elected
instructed for John Jenkins : Delegates :
Henry Uolln , E. K. Burltet , Cummmgs ,
D. J. Ivelchor , Henry Dunn , John Wallace ,
J. Miller. Alternates : J. Jenkins , P. Brophv ,
A. Lockner. George Elliott , Charles Bruner ,
J. Humel , J. J. Donohuo.
Sixth Wara The following were selected
os delegates and alternates , and are in favor
of C. It. Kelsey for the republican nominee
from that ward : Delegates Frank Spore ,
Christian Specht , J. C. VVbarton. E. C.
Cooper , Joseph B. Southard , Edward Taylor ,
W. G. Shriver. Alternates G. W. McCoy ,
W. G. Henshuw , B. C. Bell , Thomas Golden ,
J. N. Case , Frank Kauicror , B. C. Smith.
Seventh Ward But twenty-two republi
can votes were cast in the Seventh ward , all
of them being in favor of the following dele
gates , named by C. A. Potter , the choice of
the Seventh ward republican caucus : J. W.
Eller , Paul Vandervoort , H. C. Altln , John
Grant , C. L. Chaffee , N. I. Benson and
Eichtk Ward The following delegates
were selected : Albert H. Sander , August
Sehroedor , James Allen , Joe Hadfleld , U. B.
Balcombo , Jake Moore , Simon Kahn. The
delegation will favoc tbo nomination of Dr.
Ninth \Vard-123 votes were cast , nnd the
following delegates were elected : II. S.
Irwin , Hugh MeCaffory , Charles J. Johnson ,
F. L. Blumer , J. U. Coulter , Charles F. Tag -
gert , George Benson. The delegates were
The following delegates wore elected at
the democratic primaries :
First Ward There was but one ticket , and
but GO votes were polled , electing the follow
ing delegation : Charles Connoyer , Thomas
Casey , Walter Brandos , Thomas Ring , Andy
Frick , Mike Schinkcr nnd Owen Sluvon.
This delegation will favor Charles Connoyer
in case ho concludes to become a candidate.
If Connoyor docs not make an issue the dele
gation will go unpledged.
Second Ward The following uulnstructed
delegates wore chosen : Louis Boohmo ,
James Donnelly , Louis Hcimrod , George
Holmes , Frederick Humbert , James D. Mur
phy , Henry Mies.
Third Ward Seventy-four votes were
cast. The delegates selected are : Ed
Rothory , R. J. Clancy , James O'Donnoll ,
James Dermoody , Adam Snyder , Julius
Meyer und A. C. Read.
Fourth Ward No primaries were hold by
the democrats in this ward to day.
Fifth Ward The following nro the dele
gates elected : Henry Osthoff , Barney Mc
Ginn , M. Mullen , William Wbitonouso ,
John McGorry , E. C. Erlling , James Don-
The democrats of the Sixth ward failed to
hold any primary.
Seventh Want The democrats of the
Seventh ward cast OU votes for the following
delegates , who go to the convention un
pledged : J. J. Points , J. B. Huso , J. S.
Gosnoy , J. P. English , E. E. Howell , E. F.
Moroarty , Ab Wagconor.
Eighth Ward The democrats selected the
following delegation , who will favor the
nomination ot Dr. J. C. Davis for a place on
the board : J. C. Davis , James Hyland , Ed
A. Shaw , J. H. Schmidt , Henry Schroder.
John McGreal , A. Hobou.
In the Ninth ward no democratic primary
It-allays thirst if used with ice water ,
Mitmlovitch's Hungarian blackberry
juio S J
A $25OOO BliAZK.
Flro Causes Grout Damage to I'o-
Inck'fi Clothing Store.
At 11 o'clock last night fire was discovered
in the second story of A. Polack's clothing
store at 1310 Farnum street. Before the lire-
men arrived the flames had caused the break
ing of all the windows In the roar of the
building and one of the plate class window ;
In front. The firoinon soon bad the flumes
The tire originated In tbo second floor ol
the building , which was filled with overcoats
und furnishing goods. The entire stock on
ibis floor , valued at about $20,000 , was de
stroyed by lire and water , The stock on the
second floor , valued at 30,000 , was badlj
JamngC'l by water.
The origin of the flro is unknown. Mr , Po <
lack , the proprietor. Is in Cheyenne , and wll :
not bo at homo until to-morrow. Lafo Uoths
child , head clerk of the establishment , states
that the store was closed at U o'clock and al
lights turned out.
The Insurance on the stock can not bo ascertained
cortainod until Mr. Polaek's return. ,
The building is owned by J. B. lilllson A
Son , of Philadelphia , and is but slight ! ;
Dntn Thctu I'l ,
Lust night the first nuuquet of the Omahi
alumni ot the Beta Theta Pi association wai
hold at thoMillard. There were about twent ;
members present , Mr. A. J , Popploton responded
spondod to the toast , "Beta Theta Pi ; " 1)
H. Robinson , of Morrl , la. to the toast o
"Beta Girls ; " "Finances of thoFratermtv,1
Itav. E. M. Harris : "Omulw Fraternity , " J
C. Wharton. _
Detectives of Loa Angeles have made th
ntartling discovery that Springer , the nc
tonous Cotton murderer , whoso remain
were uv > | > 0ied ! to hayo bcon found in th
mountains near San Bernardino , Is alive In
mining town on tlio coast. Ha is reported t
bavo said that ho killed his wll o in anger
( led to the mountains , mot a tramp , killo
him without warning and changed clothe
with tilt ) dnad man. Thu body \v.ts subst
quonlly fouud and declared U > b Kprini'or'fi
H result the murderer intended alsom I fol
OM > DOCOAOIO.
Ho U Ilosponslblofbr n Rnthcr
The publication of the rumors against the
morality of certain members of the school
board and teachers in the public schools in
this city , attracted general attention yesterday -
day , nnd induced TUB BBB to Interview n
number of parties directly interested , as fol
Paul Vnndorvoort was asked by a reporter
as to what information ho had In substan
tiation of the charges. Ho could , how
ever , bo Induced to talk only In n
"At Iho meeting Thursday night. " said bo ,
"I know nothing positive , yet I hart hoard BO
much talk that , when Colonel Alkon sprung
the matter , I concluded the best way to got
at It and find out facts would bo to send In u
shot at random.
"You ought to hnvo seen the breeze my
little bomb created. After the meeting ad
journed every man began to toll what ho
know. Shales amused us all. Ho displayed
n great dcstro to clear himself of nny
blnmo , though ho seemed to have as much
knowledge as nny body else about the
rumors of Immorality nnd corruption In the
school board nnd among the teachers. "
The talk with Mr. vandorvoort indicated
that all this stir and threatened exposure ,
has , for its object , the decapitation of Super
intendent James , "That mini , " continued
the postodlco ofllclnl , "has outlived his use
fulness in this town. Hois becoming too
much of nn autocrat. Only teachers who
full nt his foot and worship him can hope
to become principals. For this
reason , there are several ladles
much better qualified and more competent
than some occupying the best place ? that
have been kept down for years and will bo
while James is there. 1 am personally famil
iar with ono Instance where strong influence
was brouitht to boar in behalf of n certain
teacher who wanted a priuelpulship , but because -
cause of her rather Independent attitude , the
effort fulled. This occurred four or flvo
years niro. She is ono of the very best teach
ers , still can't get a position ubovo the lower
grades. On the other hand it is wall
known thut James has elevated
women , who nro wholly Incompetent , simply
because they fall at his foot nnd worship
him. It is also a notorious fact that ho sits
down on the school board nightly ,
"Who nro the fifty teachers reading Boc
caccio's'Decameron1 ! "
"That I can't toll you. "
"Where did they buy them ! "
"I understand , of the old antiquarian on
Farnam street. "
"Isn't the book ono of the standard
"Certainly , nnd can bo found in every first-
class library , but wo don't want Its influence
engrafted into the minds of our boys and
girls through their touchers. "
"Whom are thcso inuendoes about immor
ality supposed to hitl"
"Well , name Is quite freely
used , but I have no maths of knowing that
any of the stories are true. You know how
such thine * lly when they get started. And
jonernllyrwhere there is so much smoke a
ilttlo flro can bo found. "
"What do s the Seventh ward expect to
"Wo want men in the school board against j
whom there can be no suspicion ; wo want
nn investigation into the conduct of Henry
VI. James as superintendent , and wo want
I\B \ favoritism wiped out. "
Mr. Henry M. James , superintendent of
the city schools , was seen in regard to the
charccs Drought against him by J. W. Eller
at the Seventh ward republican caucus
"Tho charges are very vague , " ho said ,
"and , on that account unjust , as many constructions - ,
structions can bo put upon them. If Mi.
Eller means that 1 have been immoral in
any way , ho is greatly mistaken , as any
person who knows mo can tell
vou. If reports are true some of the men
making the charges last night are not above
reproach themselves. Vandervoort , for In
stance , may turn out like the fellow In a
crowd who commenced yelling 'stop thief
and the result was that the fellow hif.solt
was discovered to bo the thief and was ar
"Vandorvoort charges that many teachers
are purchasing immoral books. I know noth
ing of this. But there were two lady
teachers hero this morning who asked mo
what 'Boccaccio's Decameron' was and I
could not toll them as I had never read or
oven seen it.
"Probably Mr. Ellor moans that I have
teen guilty of favoritism , as was alleged.in a
cowardly , anonymous letter in my late ab
sence. This is false , and comes only from
disgruntled teachers who have not bcon given
the advancement of which they deemed
themselves worthy. I have striven to do ray
work in an impartial manner , and to do this
I have to say 'no' to teachers who
are clamoring for better positions
and bettor pay when , there nro others
better fitted for the place asked for.
I'll warrant that if you ask nny teacher in
the city who is complaining of my being
partial , whether or not she has not sought
for a better position und failed to got It , that
if she answers truthfully , she will say 'yes. '
There nro others who are relatives of
teachers and who wish those ladies to have
their interests looked after nt the sacrifice of
everybody's else. Thus there is a member of
the board who Is bitterly opposed to mo be
cause I will not fall in with him in a scheme
to increase his sister-in-law's salary. "
Several book sellers , when asked if they
hud sold copies of Boccacio's "Decameron"
to teachers , stated that they had not , so far
as their Information wont. Ono of these
gentlemen had not sold twonty-llvo copies of
the work in twenty years , nnd the other had
sold several copies of it ten years ago , but
only ono had been purchased by u lady.
Messrs. Coburu , McConnoIl , Morrison ,
Millurd , Sholes and Clarke , members of the
board of education , were interviewed as re
gards the alleged charges of Immorality
among mcmocrs of tbolr body and the touch
ers , and declared that they had no knowl
edge whatever In the promises.
The Bnolc anil It * Sulo.
With reference to Boccacio's "Decame
ron , " of which , it Is alleged , over forty cop
ies were purchased by school teachers of
Omaha'it may bo. said that the book was
written in 1353. The talcs it contains
have extraordinary literary merit ,
nnd nro esteemed models of style ,
but some of them are extremely obscene.
Tlio Decameron , it is claimed ; was written at
the request of Joanna , queen of Naples.
Shakespeare derived the subjects of several
of his dramas from the work.
, THE COUUTS.
CIIMCKOII Trial Boforotho Federal and
J. C. Smiley formally entered into partner
ship with Samuel Clevonyor , of Randolph
county , Indiana , to carry on a real estate
business in Omaha. In part payment of his
shnro of the profits , Mr. Smiley has been un
able to secure absolute possession o ( some
property , according to a petition filed m the
district court yesterday , und asks an order
of the court to grant the title to the prop
Tlio case of Fitch vs the Gate City Land
company has boon appealed from the county
Latoy & Benson began suit yesterday
against August Cievs and his indorser , M. J.
Roche , to recover (000 on a promissory noto.
Withrop Johns , who erected a dwelling
for CharjaigfJ. Ryan , now deceased , has
heguh noupn.ignlnst Mrs. Ryan nnd John R.
Show , Old' executors , to recover * l , < m,50.
Iho amoilnt"blaimod to bo duo on the work
W. M.I Moyall , deceased , according to a
petition fljedJn the district court , gave W.
J. Wolslmns two promissory notes , of $503
each , for vamo received , and a mortgage on
lot 0 , block VHansoll & Stubbln's addition ,
as security. The amount , tt is nllesrcd , lias
not yet been paid , nnd Mr. Welshans now
asks the foreclosure , of the niortgngo and
sale of the property.
Carl Tr6ltman was tried before Judge
Groft ycstbrdAy for larceny from the person
and acquitted ,
Monday afternoon the case of the state
against John Thompson , charged with
burglary , will be taken up , nnd on Tuesday
Cook , the alleged embezzler of the Missouri
Pacific , will bo tried.
Judge Croft is hearing an nn-
clont case In which la involved
the title to n stone quarry near
South Omaha. Joseph Barker ot al. against
John H. Green , and some fifteen or twenty
others , nro the contestants. The historical
feature lies In the fnet that this stone quarry
was once the platted und Incorporated sltoof
On the petition of Alex MeGavock nnd
William Fitch , Judge Grnff granted a torn-
ixmirv Injunction yesterday against the erec
tion of rt fence on Indiana avenue. Thomas
Bencher is the defendant in the caso.
A restraining order wai also Issued by
Jndgo Grolt on behalf of the saino complain
ants against William Einmorson , who is also
desirous of fencing in a disputed section of
The first suit originating from the fntnl ac
cident that was caused by the blowing down
of ono of the walls of Max Meyer's building ,
corner Eleventh and Fnrnam 'streets , was
filed in the district court yesterday. The
plaintiff in the case is O. H. Swingloy , the
administrator of Martin Michc , known nttho
time of the accident us Michael Martin. The
suit Is for fi,000 ! , the defendants boinc Max
Meyer , the City of Omaha , Buildtntr Inspec
tor Whltlock nnd his bondsmen , Alex Pol
lack and John A. Wnkcflcld. The petition
charges the defendants with leaving the
walls standing unprotected while knowing
them to bo unsafe.
United Status Court.
The case of J. Wilson vs. Do Forest Rich-
ardn , n suit on n contract for the sale of pro
perty , was given to the Jury nt noon.
The habeas corpus case , Louis B. Miller vs.
Thomas F. Burrouchs , is now occupying the
court. The story of this case is briefly as
follows : The parties resided at Talmadgo ,
this stato. Miller married a daughter
of Burroughs. She died leaving a Ilttlo
daughter seven months old. Miller gave the
child to its grandparents. Ho afterwards
loft Nebraska and went to Ohio and married
again. Ho then 'brought suit in the Otoe
county district court to regain possession of
his child. The case wont against him , and a
second suit was brought , which also resulted
unfavorably to the plaintiff. The case was
then carried to ttio United States court on a
writ of habeas corpus.
"THAT WAS MY SISTER V
The StraiiBOly Tragic Story of One of
the AVhltcchupul Victim * .
In his speech at the Presbvtcrinn
Synod on Tuesday evening , says the
London telp'gniph , the Rov. John Mnc-
Noill crcatefl , quito n sensation by toll
ing the following talc : Ho was speuk-
uf temperance , nnd said thut last Sun
day ( whcjl ho preached a temperance
sermon nt thb Tnbermiclo ) ho received
a loiter that had bcon written by n lady
on the ddnpor of the use ut communion
of ferraantod wine. The Indy in her
letter told aisad story of an inherited
passion for dr.inlc. There were four or
live of thotny several brothers and two
sisters , $ ho f children of intemperate
parents. , Her sister had unfortunately
inherited , the craving , and before she
was fourteen had taken to drink. The
others became converted and did all in
their pUwbt1' to cure" their sister ;
but it was of no uso. The sislor at
length married comfortably , and chil
dren were born. But the craving for
drinK grow greater and greater , nnd at
length she was sent to a homo for ine
briates where she stayed a year. She
loft apparently , said the sister , a
changed woman. Soon after , however ,
her husband caught a severe cold , and
before going out ono morning drank a
glass of hot whisky taking care , how-
oyor , not to do so in the presence of
his wife. Then , as was his custom , be
fore leaving kissed his wife. At once
the fumes of alcohol passed into her ,
and in an hour she was a drunk and
roaring woman. She wont from worse
to worse , anil at last loft her husband
and her children , ono of them a cripple
through her drunkenness. The hus
band died two years ago , a white-haired
and broken-hearted man , though only
forty-livo years old. "Need I add. "
said the sister in her letter , "what became -
came of horV Her story is that of
Annie Chapman , ono of the recent
Whitechanol victims. That was my
sister ! "
Frederick Von Bodcnstcdt.
The celebration of the seventieth
birthday of Frederick von Bodenstedt ,
tlio most famous of living poets in Gor-
mauy , has assumed world-wido proportions
tions , says the London Globe. His
pecuniary means in this , the evening of
his lifo , have proved to bo unequal to
his fame , and an appeal has bcon made
to Germans , throughout not only the
fatherland , but fho entire world as well ,
to help to present him with such a sum
of money as will place him beyond all
momentary anxiety and surround him
with all possible comforts for the re
mainder of his days. To this end there
has been ono fund in London,1
another in Manchester , a third in
Now York , and others olsowlicre ,
BO that all together it is expected u
substantial sum will have boon raised.
Bodonstcdt's place in literature has
long boon defined. His reputation prevails -
vails wherever the German tongue ia
spoken , hut it rests on ono hook. Ho
was a writer of lyrics , htory history ,
translations , plays , opicsand stories , yet
it is as the author of "Tho Songs of
Mirza-SchaJTys' that ho is really known
among , men. That ono hook , small
though it he in size , will novorthertho-
Jess be suflioiont to make the name of
Bodcnstcdt m household word among
Gorman perforations nftor everything
else ho wrol-o is forgotton. Tlio fact
that in th J irty-oight years that have
elapsed ejpyp it was published it has
passed tl roqgh no fewer than 180 edi
tions is sallljjiufii to show that , "Die Lieder -
dor tloa Minui-Sulmffy" must ho a note
worthy b6ok and its author a man in
whoso history English readers aa well
as Gorrnrfns'inay take an interest.
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