Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 19, 1889, Part II, Page 12, Image 12
12 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WTJTOCTSDAY , JUNE 19 , ISSO.r-BIXTEEN PAGES. THE DAILY BEE. I UMM911tSli3VKUY MOUNINO. TRItMS OP SUIISOmPTION. D Mf ( Morning Ildltlon ) Including Sunday. . lice. Una Your . . . 110 CO TotSlx Months . . . . GOO I orthroo Months . . . . . . . . SW The omnhn Sunday Jico , innllad to nny mlilrcss. Ono Veir . SOT Weekly Itoc.Ono Year . . . . . 2 GO Omana Udlcf , Hoe linlldlnfr , N.V. . Corner Seventeenth mid Knrnntn Streets. Cnlcnso Oinro. M7 Itooitory Ilulldlnir. New York ORIce , Hooma II and la Trlbnnn HulMing. Washington onico. JJo. 013 Four teenth btreot. _ v COnUKSl'ONnKNCtt. AH communication * roliiUns to news and edi torial matter shonlil bo addressed to the I.ditor or the nee. nee.Jusmr93 IlTvrTKng. All business letters and remittances should IjondrtrcsiiedtoTho lira Publishing Company. Omnhix iJrnHs. checks Mid nostotllco orders to be miulo payable to the order of the Lompnny. The Bc : FnWhliiDECiiiany , Proprietors , B. UOSI-nVATl'iK. Keillor. s u AH AT nisii Kxvorn Ptntcmont ol'Ciroulatlon. Etntc of Nebraska , 1 . . County of Douglas , f " OcorpoILTzsrlmcx. secretary of The lice nib- llthlt.hCoiunnny , docs solemnly awear that the nttunrclictilnUon of TUB JUAibr HUB for the vecli cndlnc JunolSth. 1SM > . waiaa follows ) furdnr. Jnnoii Moucluv. Juno 10 TurtlHV..Iuno 11 WrrtEctrtny.JuuolS Tlnnvflnv. June 13 Friday. Juno 14 Buturdny. Juno 1 . lfW. > Average . . * . 18,714 Ul.OltUK B. TZSCHUOK. Ewcrn to before tno und subscribed to In my vrmtice this Kith dnv of June. A. 1) . )6SJ. ) Srul. N. V. FEIU Notury I'ubllc. . State of Nebraska , I County of liouglas. ( " ' Georpu 11. Tzschurc , being duly sworn , da- poses and snys that hs Is aeerotnryot The llco j'ublliihlUB company , llmt the actual avoratjo Inlly circulation of Tno Dally lion for the month of June , 1B8H , iu.il2 ! coplei ; for .Inly , 1E8& lfn f coplis ; for Auicuat , 1 , lSlKlcoiios ) ; for t-intptnlicr. Its' , 1K.15I coplea : for October , 1WP , ip.tBl copies ; for November , 1888 , 18.IHI roples ; lor December. IStf , 1H.'JS | coplea ; for .Tnnunry. IPS' ' , iw > 74 copies : for February , 18W , 1P.UDH copies ; for Mnrcn , 18S ! > , iviil copies : for April , 18J , IH.WiU copies : for May. l sn , 1H.UJJ copies. (1KO. II. 'JX.SOIIUClC. Sworn to before mo mid subscribed In my [ Ecnl.l presence this 8d day of Juno , A.I ) . , N. P. FEU * Notary Public. OMAHA bids conliul welcome to the delegates of the supreme lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. MERCHANTS' mid industrial exposi tion , u fat stock show , a wook'a carnival nt the Coliseum and outdoor attractions would make n. drawing combination this fall. KINO KALAKAUA is anxious to visit the Paris Exposition , and any kind American who will trust him with ton thousand dollars for the trip will re ceive royal thanks. The king lias no other collateral to put up as security. Tim inhuman butchery of two inno cent young girls , at Gresham , in this state , for no apparent reason , is iv crime of so dastardly nature that the authori ties of Sownrd county should leave no Btono unturned to discover the fiendish murdnror. > Tun democratic organ of the city demands the impeachment of the dem ocratic county clerk. This is mere buncombe. The same paper pompously clamored for the investigation of Com missioner Anderson , but it subsided on * very short notion. OiiAHA appreciates the compliment of the Masonic order in deciding to lo cate its sluto homo for widows and or phans in this city. The Masons uovot1 dotinythintr by halves and the now in- BtitulUm will rollnc . credit both tothem- solves and the city which it will adorn. IT IS kind of the present board ol education to invite the now members- elect to witness how the annual elec tion of school toachora and janitors is managed. But the board , of coursn , will bo careful not to give away the trick of putting favorites in place in this primary lesson. Taiiuis is at least one man who would euro very little whether the intor-stato commerce railway association goes to pieces or not. Mr. A. P. Walker 1ms n throe years' contract at twenty-live thousand dollars n year with the associ ation and it would not break his heart if the "gentlemen's agreement" it broken and repudiated within the next sixty days. Tins American navy is soon to be strengthened by the addition of the Baltimore and the Petrol , the former a powerful ship of war , while the latter is to bo impressed in the coast service. The ravages of time and decay of our old navy is slowly being repaired by the addition , of the now cruisors. But it will take a number of years , with all the efforts now put forth , to place the navy on n. respectable footing. IT is to bo hoped that the recommen dations of the government po3t olllcc inspector in conjunction with the re quest of Postmaster Gallagher will be able to secure the needed appropriation nskod for in order to perfect the carrier delivery in Omaha. The increased volume of business and the compara tively recent extension of the citj limits , make it impossible for the pres ent delivery system to bo as elllciont as it should , and the authorities at Wash ington should not fall to grant relief. Tin ; hall has boon sot in motion and there is every indication tliut mer chants' weak will bo a pronounced suc cess. The directorate chosen to ar range for the event is composed of out best and loading citizens , representing every branch of trhdo in Omaha , in whoso hands the scheme will rapldlj take form. Now lot everybody put hit shoulder to the wheel. Co-oporatioti and enthusiasm will make the celebra tion a notable affair. Tin ; navy department is acting ulto- together too much on rod tape if it be true that the survivors of the Samoati disaster who wore on the Vandnlia arc discharged from the service and arc in destitute uireumsUuicus in San Fran cisco , It is through no fault of those seamen that the death of their paymas ter and the loss of the ship's rocordf have deprived them of their wages elnco the middle of March and have brought them no recompense for the loss of their effects at the memorable Btorm oil Apia. The proper uuthoritiof can well relieve their distresses with out compromising the navy und its strici military rules , oun Another mlle post has boon passed , ,1ns day , In the eventful career of Tim Bui : . Wo enter upon our nineteenth your under the moat promialngnusplccs. Standing in the front rank of American iournallsm and without n competitor in the section commercially tributary to Omaha , TilK Bui ! looks to the future with con faience and woll-groundod hope. Under the most adverse circum stances , and with very limited moans nt Its comman d , obstacles that socmud in surmountable linvo boon overcome in the years gene by. With popular con- ildonco firmly established , and resources that enable it to cope wUh all who may enter the lists in its Hold , Tin : BKH can hardly fall to hold the position it has gained attar the most unequal of strug gles. gles.Tho The true source of Tin : BKK'S mar velous success Is by no means to bo traced merely to energy , industry , por- Bovorcnco and woll-dirccte'd manage ment. Integrity of purpose and fearless battling for the right , as it was able to see the rlght , have constituted its impregnable strength. In all the battles Tin : Bun ling fought durlnp the eighteen years of its existence , its aim has been to voice the sentiment of the people , untrammeled by the seductive influences of power and pelf , and undismayed by threats from corporate monopolies or potential political loaders. It is this fearless and unconquerable independence that has in ado THK BHJ : respected , influential and prosperous. In the future , as in the past , TinBIB : will continue to advo cate whatever it believes to bo in the interest and for the welfare of the masses. Hereafter , * as heretofore , it will voice the hopes and wishes of the industrial und producing classes. Its monumental building is no link be tween it and the purse-proud shoddy and would-bo American aristocrat. It will recognize no title of nobility in man or woman unless it bo the nobility of deeds performed in the interest of a common humanity , and efforts to im prove the condition of mankind and elevate - vato the race. The weak , the humble and oppressed will never appeal in vain through its columns from the aggressions of greedy wealth , the exactions of powerful mo nopolies and the selfish demands of au tocrat and plutocrat. As a , newspaper , Tun BII : will not bo content to stand still while contempo raries are making dcsporate efforts to climb to its level. It proposes to excel and keep on improving. Grateful for the liberal patronage it has enjoyed , it will exert all the ability and moans at its command in building up Omaha and Nebraska , and the region tributary to this city. EVOLUTION OF TUB NEWSPAl'FAl. Ill the marvelous progress of every department of human activity during the past thirty years the advance of the newspaper is not tbo least notable fea ture. As a political and social power , as a public instructor , as a conservator of the interests and welfare of the pao- plo , and as a force in every channel of the world's alTairs , the newspaper has boon steadily moving onward and up ward. Taking its rightful place as the loader of enlightened progress , it has utilized , every aid and facility which could help it In its great work , stimulating the genius of invention to find now and superior means with which to facilitate its enterprise and increase its usefulness. , To its de mands the great improvements in tele graphy nro largely duo. Its require ments made necessary the production of machinery employing many millions of capital and an army of labor. In thn various departments and wide ramifica tions of its service it gives employment to thousands of writers , skilled artisans and others , affording an over-widening Hold for those who have the ability to perform the duties required of them. In order to appreciate the evolution of the newspaper one must see in con trast the best journals of thirty years ago with the best of to-day. Before the war of the rebellion , which powerfully stimulated tlio news-getting enterprise of the newspapers , the best journals of the country wore dreary and provincial as compared with these of to-day. The foremost metropolitan paper. * did not employ a stivtl of writers as numerous as that of Tim Bun at this timo. Very little attention was given to other than local news , and even this was recorded witn no such care and completeness as it is nt present. Political affairs en grossed most of the attention of the edi tors of that period , and the reliance of the newspaper for success was upon its editorial opinions rather than upon its oharctor as a purveyor of general - oral news. There wore a few journal ists , notably James Gordon Bennett , who saw the value of news in making a newspaper , and utilized all the limited facilities at command in getting news , but generally the editors of thirty years ago gave themselves very little concern on this score. If the news could bo had onvoniently and inexpensively it was used , and in most cases its value was not diminished materially by ago. The "journalists" of that day , with few ex ceptions , wore content to give their readers n liberal supply of editorial opinions on political affairs and to rely upon these for the support of their papers. Those who road the recently published inter esting borius of letters written from Washington in 185Q by Horace Greoloy to Charles A. Dana , then managing editor of the Now York 'IWbune , ob tained a very correct I lea of the pro- ccdoncd that was gien to political over nil other classes of nowo. Mr. Dana , while by no moans undervaluing politi cal intelligence , had eomo regard for other kinds of news , while Mr. Greoloy thought llttlu of anything that was not political , The distinguished editor of the Now York Sim then disclosed the talent which , under the improving in fluence of later conditions , hnq enabled him to make n newspaper in all respects a model of excellence , and it is prob able that wore Mr. Greoloy now living and in newspaper work Ills faith would bo as strong In the saving power of the political cdlWrlal , whatever else wns wanting , as it over was. The civil war created a demand for news and developed the news instinct In journalism. It forced the newspaper into its most useful channel and its most profitable function. It was one of the compensations of that conflict that it lifted journalism out of the old rut and put It upon a new and far bettor course of effort and enterprise. It compelled the newspaper to make the ful lest use of the telegraph. It brought about the institution of cor respondence on a largo scalo. It introduced a system of news gather ing which , in its later development , has given employment tosomo of the bright est minds In journalism. With the In coming of this change the newspaper not only entered upon a now career of usefulness , but one also of prosperity. It lound a thousand readers for every hundred It had before , and with the growth of business there came necessar ily nn increase of power and influence. In this true course journalism will al ways remain. It must do so to bo suc cessful. The newspaper will continue to have its editorial opinions. It will still have its preference for poli tical parties. But It canjnothavo great success If it bo not equal to every de mand for the news from u public thor oughly educated to n doslro for news. Great as the attainment of journalism has been in this country , it can not bo assumed that the highest possibilities have been reached , although it may not bo quite easy to see what further urogrcss can be made. Our lending' ' news papers are r.daily compendium of events the world over , and with a few excep tions they nro written with the highest order of ability. The best literary talent finds its most profit able employment on the newspaper , and year by year the test for those who seek the higher class of journalistic work is becoming on the leading papers more severe. Newspaper work is at tended now by fewer of the difficulties and disadvantages than beset it years ago. In all departments it is loss ox- acting. But it is calling for a higher order of talent and acquirements. Therefore in respect of literary excel lence In its general work the newspa per of the future will perhaps surpass these of to-day. But beyond this there really appears little scope for further attainment. UNWARRANTABLE OBSTRUCTION. The Sioux commissioners have en countered unexpected opposition at Pine Ridge. Before going there it was thought probable that very little difll- culty would bo found in securing the re quired number of signatures to the treaty. It was reported that General Crook had had a long in tor view with Rod Cloud , and although he gave no intima tion as to the nature of it , the conclu sion was that it was favorable to the government. Jf the Indian chief gave any such assurance to General Crook ho has proved treacherous , for at the council on Monday ho is reported to have boon one of the most vehement in denouncing the treaty. Such a course would bo quite characteristic of R'ji Cloud , but there is reason to believe that he has been influenced by outside parties since ho talked with General Crook. Our despatches ascribe this influence to Dr. Bland , president of the Indian Defense association , and it is quite probable this is correct. This ofllcious intormcddlor is entirely capable of ob structing the work of the commission by advising the Indians against the treaty , and ho would ho the more likely to dose so since Secretary Noble refused to per mit him to dictate to the department regardingan interpretation of one clause of the treaty. It will bo remembered that Bland , with ono or two others of the association , called on the secretary of the interior with the inquiry whether the treaty provided for the payment , by the govoriimont , of school moneys , and demanded a decision from the secretary , accompanying it with a throat that if such provision was not made the associ ation would advise the Indians not to accept the treaty , The secretary very properly informed the visitors that their proposed interference with the business of the govoriimont was unwarrantable , and dismissed them with the statement that nny further communication with him must bo in writing. Immediately after this interview Dr. Bland , in the name of the defense asso ciation , sent a letter to the chiefs of the tribes In the Sioux reservation warning them that there was danger of the government despoiling them of their school moneys , claimed to bo duo them , and advising thorn not to sign the treaty until they vvoro plainly as sured by the commission , with the ap proval of the president , that they should receive such moneys. A paper has also been circulated among the In dians supposed to contain similar ad vice. This appears to have had a de cided effect at Pine Ridge , und our dispatches say that if the treaty fails there Dr. Bland may bo no- counted largely responsible. If this shall bo found to bo the case the ofliui- ous president of the defense associa tion ought to rocolvo such attention from the government if there be any way of reaching him , as will effectu ally end Ills obstructive tactics. It it ) outrageous that the interests of the whole people , which the government nt a largo outlay Is striving to secure , and as well as the real welfare of the Indians , should bo defeated by ono individualact- ingundor the pretense of a philanthropic concern for the Indians , but it is reason ably believed , from utterly selfish mo tives. It is apparent that a very care ful und skillful policy will be necessary to success at Pine Ridgo. TIIK St. Paul and Minneapolis papers are inclined to bo jubilant over the fact that freight rates from Now York to St. Paul are cheaper than freight rates from Chicago to St. Paul. Tuoy look upon thlTpocuHnr phnso of the rate war now In full lllastna a permanent emanci pation from what the Pioneer Press is pleased to" tall "tho foreign and hostile policy imiUualnod by Chicago against the twin cities. " There is good reason to believe l owovor , that this exhibition of exuberance is premature. The florco rate war bblwoon the lake routes and the trunk , lines Is likely to burn itself out in n short time and a truce will bo patched up if no bettor understanding can bo reached which will secure to the powerful'trunk lines from Chicago to the soaboa'n ' ) their par contngo of busi ness. Chicago is bound to secure her shnro of patronage cost what it may. The benefit that may como will not inure to St. Paul. If the lake and rail routes can fix the freight tarlll to suit them selves , the roads traversing Minnesota- Iowa , Nebraska and Dalcota centering in C'hlcugowill sondjusttbotr schedules in conjunction with the trunk lines to the seaboard as to moot any rate the lake routes may name. IF the people of that part of Florida which runs Its arm into southern Ala bama succeed in annexing it to the latter tor utato , a great change may bo ex pected in that quarter. A'abama ' in that event will bo able to secure a coast line of some ono hundred and fifty miles in length which would bo highly nc- coptablo to that state from a business point of view. Florida , however , would not only lose nn area of some sovo n thousand square miles but would have a largo population transferred tot- rival state. There Is consequently great op position to the project by middle and east Florida both on the ground of ma terial interests and for the reason that the ression of west Florida , mainly populated by the whites , would make Florida a republican state. Tun recent Indian scare reported from Minnesota in which the Chippo- was wore said to have loft their reser vation on a scalping raid turns out to bo a fabrication out of whole cloth. The truth of the matter is that ono white man out of a party of seven was injured by a drunken Indian , and the attack was made by the Indians in defending their property. Whatever mt y bo the merits of the Indian question , it can not bo denied that white speculators , timber and land thieves who encroach uuon the reservations , as well as un scrupulous men who sell whisky to these savages , are largely responsible for the outbreaks that occur from time to timo. Jay is Knfo From That. Chicago 2'rf/iiliic. / A floating paragraph says Jay Gould is in better health than ho has bcnn for fourteen years. Wtinthvcr his ullment mny have boon It certainly was not enlargement of tuo heart. - - ! ' lie's Away OfT the Track. Trnu 'limn. If the road to the white house has como nt last to run through the saloons nnd groggcr- ics , then Governor Hill's chances of reach ing thut i > olnt 1 \Vushington nro first-class. Otherwise , hbjia not likely to got any farther than Albany. * Saiiionn Victory. Muflaln Exprct * . Altogether it is n siptial victory for the ad ministration , nnd our able secretary of state has given an interesting exhibition of what is vulgarly known as backbone , which the iron chancellor doubtless appreciates us the American people do. Candidate nnd Platform Proclaimed. C7ini Icxtim ( S. C.Xciot ) anil Courier. Mr. Cleveland will bo the candidate again in nil probability. Mr. Brice will command the forces in the field. The issue will bo the same in any event , and will bo proclaimed anew nt the first opportunity If the demo cratic 'eaders nro wise and are as full of faith and fight as their followers. "Wliero IndlnnnpoHs Htnnds Alone. Jndldiiajjol/s / Join iinl. Indianapolis is pre-eminent among Ameri can cities In ono respect. Wo are not very strong on base ball ; wo have no navigable ilvor handy ; wo have not yet discovered petroleum or natural gas in the city limits , ojid wo have not had a trunk murder or n Cronin conspiracy. Hut , thanks to the dem ocratic members , this is the only city in the United States that can point to an ox-convict sitting in its council. Tonsil Place Kor n Italnhnw Chaser. 7wiIrtNai > olIs Jimrnal , It loolts as if the position of umpire In the democratic party for the next few years would bo n difficult ono. With free traders and protectionists both screaming that they nlono are the party nnd the other follows arc mutineers nnd political outcasts , the posi tion of umpire wll bo more dangerous than that of a car coupler. It Would LPHVO Tlioin In tlie Turcoii. * fiostnn Journal , Just now the democratic organs of fTio nortu are arguing with great vigor that the Ignorant colored voters of the northern states ought to bo excluded from participa tion In our government. Suppose the Ignor ant white vote of the northern states Now York , for Instance were excluded , have these organs over thought what would become - como of the.democratic party ) IIowITIiey Iiovn Knohotlior. lfW York 'frlliunc. Ono. Interesting change must bo noted In ho relations of.Mr. Cleveland nnd Governor Hill. So long ] us the former was in ofllco a pretense ot friendship was kept up , but now this acorns to.bq abandoned. The Cleveland nowspjpcrsju'a. attaching Hilt with great bitterness , iitiif Iho Hill nowsimpors nru responding spending ! . conliul unlmoslty. At the ( famousbammcL silence from Mr , Cleveland nnd hisses tronj his followers nmdo up the return to til ) governor for his laboriously polite spcoch.H The two factions are at each other's throats. a/ . . STAT ; AN UTKUH1TOHV. Nolirnxkn Jottlnjn. The graduates ot the A.uournhlgh school have formed an nlumnl association. The Sewnrd Methodists have commenced work on their DOW church odillco , to coat 110,000. Several flnu Perchcron stallions have died at Bonnet rocoutly from iullummutiou of the bowels , Q. W. Wilkinson , treasurer of Dakota county , lumped from u buggy the other day aud brolto his leg. ( The Kearney Eatornrlsn has abandoned printing a Monday paper , and in its stead now issues on Sunday , A grand programme Is being arranged for the Cheyeuno county falrwtich ! will bo hold at Sidney , Soptuuibar IS , ID nnd 20. Falrllold' business men have organized a hoard of trade , elected u full set of odicers and adopted a constitution and by-laws. Prospecting for coal has begun iu earnest at Fairbury , u diamond drill having arrived on tno crouml for the purpose of testing the extent of the vein. The church capacities of Plnttsmouth nvo lee limited , nnd many who wish to nttond divine survioos on Sunday nro barred from Inck ot room , Prof. Martin , principal of the Arcadia schools , nod formerly ot the Loup City high school , died very suddenly on the 15th Inst. of Inflammation of the bowols. A planing mill nas boon erected nt Cl rd- ron with $4,000 worth of machinery , winch will bo sot in motion ns soon ns the engine , which has been ordered , arrives. While driving a team the other day , Qoorgo Li. Fornold , n Davis county Cnrmor. was struck by lightning nnd Instancy klllod while the horses escaped uninjured. Hastings will vote , on July 10. ? 73,000 fern n Boworngo system. The proposition is based on n report mudo n few weeks since by Mr. Andrew Koscwntor , of Omaha , who out lined n practicable dr.ilnago xystom for thut city. city.Dora Dora Rolm , n ten-year-old girl , was brought to Sidney from her homo in the country the other clav to bo treated for a fractured hip bone. It has slnca been dis covered that the Injury wns the result of n torrlhlo beating Initiated by the little one's adopted mother , who has Rlnco loft the state to avoid arrest for her brutality. Amone the amusing things that came ns n result of the nmatour ball gnmo the ether day , says the Blue Hill Timcs-WIunor , is the story that ICdlth Martin tolls upon her father , our popular butcher , who was ono of the players. She suvs that ho Is so wholly unacquainted with the national game that every tlnio ho was on bases nnd was told to "run homo" ho would start for the shop as ns fast as ho could paddlo. lOWa ItlMIIK. Clinton has voted a tax to bultd a high wagon bridge over the Mississippi. Fort Mudlson will hnvo n balloon ascen sion with parachute attachment on the Fourth. The Farmers' creamery nt Wlnthrop re ceives ' 10,009 pounds of milk daily ana makes 3,500 pounds of butter n week. According to Dairy Commissioner Sher man , there will bo a 0 per cent reduction In the butter production ot the state this year. Prof. J. S. Mills has boon elected presi dent ot Western college , nt Toleao , In place of Prof. Hoardshoar , who rcsltrned to take charge of the East Des Monies schools. Wall Lake's city council has recently enacted acted n law requiring ovary householder to keep In a convenient placa upon his promises n tub of water to bo used In caio of lire. A petit ion Is bolnc circulated with poor success for the pardon of P. J. Cowan , the defaulting ox-treasurer of Hardm county , who has served ono your of a four years' sentence. The Homulus Silver Mining company is the title of n recently incorporated company of Oskalooso rnpitulists for the acquiring and operating of mining property any where In tbo United States. The capital stock is § 150,000. For a number of weeks Iowa City has been infested by a regularly organized band of thieves , every few days complaints having been entered at the pollco court of some rob bery being made. At last the police located the band and found u to bo composed of n band of live boys , ranging in ngo from six teen to twenty. They were located In u barn discussing past burglaries , and were fol lowed to u building which thov were pro- ceedine to enter , when arrested. Thov are now in Jail , in default of bonds of $150 each. Oiikoru. Work will soon begin on the Indian school nt Uupid City. Over live thousand pophcrs were Idlicd in n day's hunt at Steclo last week. According to the Fargo Argus the clerk hire of tlio lost legislature' amounted to 817,000. Brown county claims the largest number nnd the best attended Sunday schools iu the territory. The Baptists will hold n ministerial insti tute nt Sioux Falls commencing Juno 20 and lasting eight dnys. The Absrdoen city council has ordered the houses numbered and street signs erected so us to secure free mail delivery. J. If. Davis , of Memphis , Tonn. , has been chosen superintendent , of the Sioux Fulls schools at n siilnry of 51,500.1 year. Eighteen Indians will play huso ball nt Chamberlain on the Fourth und n white man will do the umpiring. A scalp protector has beeu added to the usual umpire's uiusk. Word has been received that Dr. A. H. Webster died recently nt IJengullia , on the west coast of Africa. Ho was n young mar ried man who left Grand Forks in February , 1SS , as n missionary to Africa. The prohibition party , to raise funds to carry on the campaign this full , are selling medals among their adherents , one of silver and one of gold plate , witn the territorial coat of arms on ono side and a Huron artesian well upon the opposite. The rcnort of the Far3o land ofllco for the first week in June shows that twenty-nine final homestead proof and three cash final proofs were mado. There were also thirteen homestead entries , ten declaratory htuto- ments nnd seven timber claim entries mado. The fees and commissions amounted to $1,334.07. A S1KT1NG COMMITTEE. It is Directing Attention to all City OHlours. The disclosures In Monday's BEE , re garding the Investigation in the May reports of Captain Wood , clerk ot the police court , were a surprise to all that gentleman's friends. The committee , however , Is still nt work , looking for further proof , which they will adduce before the council this evening. It has almost finished the examination into tlio receipts for the present month , but none of the members could bo Induced to divulge what shortage , if nny , had been discovered. The note of warning sounded Monday seems' to have startled a number of city ollicials and their friends and unusual activ ity has been displayed iu making ready for an examination. Alter the board ot education , every city officer who receives money in the discharge of his duty will bo compelled to submit his books for Inspection. It is stated nlso that the system of letting paving contracts will bo investigated. "If such should bo the case , " said a well known citizen , "a great deal of good might bo effected. The committee must bo a sharp ono however , because some ot the most oily and cunning mortals are connected with these sumo paving contracts. If tbo committee is sharp enough it will bo able to discover which of the board members have sold themselves - solves to these combines , It will discover rotten characters ns well ns rotten pave ments. " "I think the mayor will hnvo little hesi tancy in suspending Captain Wood , " said an official , "nt least pending the investi gation into his clerie.il affairs. If , as I un- dorbtand it , Wood is Dolim now Investigated , t occurs to mo that the suspension Hliould have taltou place some time BIIICO. I do not know that the committee has bcon investi gating Wood under the instruction of the council. They may , however , have been doing so under the direction of the mayor. To-night , however , the whole matter will como before us. " Slauulitnr'ri Men. Brad Slaughter , the new United States marshal , was sworn into onico Monday af ternoon by Judge Dundy , In the presence of a court room full of friends. His bond of f'40,000 is s.gnod by U. S. Berlin , Omaha , who qualifies In the sum of $20,000 ; Christ Specht , Omaha , $29.000 , and A. W. Clark , Fullerton , * r > 0,000. Mr , Slaughter has ap pointed as his deputies , Ed Alton , Omaha , chief ; C.V. . Lyon and A. O. Hastings , Lin coln ; J. H. Shovvaltcr. Fromoiitj J. C. Em ery , Beatrice , nnd A. J. Wright , of Tccum- soli. These are tlio old force with the ex ception of Emery and Wright. Tlio Klkhorn IlridKO Ropnlrod. The Elkhorn bridge , on the military rend , twenty-eight miles west of this city , has been thoroughly repaired und placed upon a new foundation and Is now ready for travel. Alleged Child Murderer. Lena Meyer , the young unmarried woman , who Is charged with the murdering of her In fant by giving It carbolic acid , Is recovering from her Illness , and In u day or two will betaken taken into custody on the charge of murder. 'ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN , Sessions or the Supreme Ledge Convention. A MAGNIFICENT DELEGATION. Reception nmt Knlorlnlnmont by tlio Clllzotis Thn Orntid LioitRc of IMnsons Tlio Masonic Home. A. O. U.V. . An hour before 10 o'clock , the time sot for the convention of the supreme ledge of the Ancient Order of United Workman , the hall of Union Pnclllo lodge No. 17 , In the HarKor building , contained a body ot mun represent ing every portion of the United States and the urovlnco of Ontario. That the various Jurisdictions of the order will suffer no disparagement nt the hands of their exponents now assembled In Omaha wns evidenced in a glnnuo at the nppoarunco of the supreme representatives and officers who como from exulted walks In life in their respective localities. Mayor Uroatch was Introduced by Dr. S. U. Pntton , who stated that J , G. Tatc , grand master of Nebraska , had boon called to Col orado nnd detained there by the sickness and dnutli of hU mother ; that ? enttoinaii would bo present to-day , nnd that , ns ono of the representatives to the supreme lodge , and in the nbsonco of the grand master workman of this state , ho extended n cordial greeting to the representatives nnd and ofllcers of the supreme lodgo. In the capacity of chairman oNtho local committee , the doctor assured his hcarnrs that every effort had boon and was being made toward the sultablo entertainment of the visitors. Mayor Broateh hud had his attention directed for thu first tluio to the Ancient Order of United Workmen by being called uuon to welcome delegates who had mot in this city a short time ngo to arrange prelim inaries looking to the establishment ot a homo for the united lodges of this state. In quiry into the objects of the order had con verted him into nn humble applicant for membership in what he considered to be a truly philanthropic institution , the organiza tion of thoJV. O. U. W. ot the United States und Canada. It was fraternity which fol lowed the teachings of the divine master , ro- lloving distress and otherwise benefiting humanity , and that such teachings yet found pupils in this great country was apparent In n membership of over SiO.OOO. It was u mutter for congratulation that , the represen tatives of this grand constituency had se lected Omaha for tnolr labors. There was no doubt that the result of the deliberations of the supreme ledge during the week would increase the interest in und mater ially benefit the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Ho wns convinced that the fra ternity was not it refuge for unworthy citi zens , that it wns un observer of law und or der. and was not , therefore , surprised at the present high standing of the organization. A great auxiliary force was the discounte nancing of intemperance , not by arbitrary prohibition , but by the oxerdso of proper regulation of the use of alcoholic drinks. In the opinion of the mayor it was n wise law of the United Workmen that excluded from membership liquor men who scorn to think that nil the laws of the country save these directed agiinst them , should bo enforced , oblivious of the fact that they were a roturd- ing element of society. His honor then brielly outlined the growth of Omaha in the past thirty years , dwelling particularly upon the progress of art and the famous Liningcr collection of paintings to view which either collec tively or individually the representatives und ofllcers wore invited in the immo of Its public spirited owner , Hon. G. W. Linlngur. Iu n warm and cordial pnrorution , the mayor , on behalf of the citi/ens of Omaha , then heartily greeted aud welcomed the vis itors. C. M. Masters , of Spartn , WK , supreme master workman , responded ns follows : Mr. Mayor : li > behalf of this supronio ledge , J. take pleasure in assuring you that wo feel grateful for the cordial welcome you Imvo extended to us on behalf of this city. Wo have looked forward to this occasion with a great deal of pleasure , and from our experience thus far among your people , wo are satisfied that wo shall not bo disap pointed iu these high anticipations thut wo have of your hospitality. Wo hnvo como from every state and territory und province in the United States and Canada , represent ing , ns has been remarked , an organization consisting of over 220,000 men banded to gether for the purposes ot mutual protec tion and for the protection of widows und aud the support of orphans. We trust that our stay will not In anyway bo burdensome to you und wo feel certain thut while wo are In Omaha , our objects being so well known to you , ns appears from your welcome to us this morning , we will be-fully appreciated by yourself. Again , sir , I thank you for the cordial welcome that you have extended to us. us.Dr. . Patten made it known that arrange ments had been perfected by the board of trade for the conveyance of the representa tives und ofilccrs around the city this nftcr- noon , mid the supreme ledge went Into secret session. The following Is a list of the representa tives nnd ofllccrs in nttendauce'upou the ses sion of the supreme ledge : Keprefionta lives. Pennsylvania Christian M. Boush , Moad- villo , Pa. ; Joseph C. Smith , Baltimore , Md. ; Siles A. Kline , Greonsburg. Pa. Ohio Herman Baumbach , Toledo , O. ; I. A. Justice. Youngstown , O. ; J. W. Hender son , Lynchburif , O. Kentucky II. K. Mllward , Lexington , Ky. ; L. P. Young , Jr. . Lexington , ICy. ; Isaac Marks , Georgetown , Ky. Indiana J. W. Spain , Evansvlllo , Ind. ; C. C. Gonung. Evansville , Ind. ; Noble J. York , Monon , Ind. Iowa I. V. McCugg , Davenport , la. ; P. S. Towle , Clinton , la. ; L. O. Howland , Cedar Fulls. Iu. Now York Theodore A. Case , Ellington , N. Y. ; Johnll. Meoch , Buffalo , N. Y. ; J. H. Norton , Pluinvllio , N. Y. Illinois O. F. Berry. Carthage , 111. ; Geo. W. Hill , Murphysboro , III. ; C. B. Ivollor , Pcorla , 111. Missouri H. S. Rogers , St. Louis , Mo. ; D. H. Shields , Hannibal , Mo. ; C. F. Wcn- nokor , St. Louts , Mo. Minnesota H. C. Sessions , Columbia , So. Dakota ; William Chcono.v. Minneapolis , Mlnu. ; GcorgoB. Arnold , ICnsson , Minn. AViseor.sIn W. A. Walker , Manltowoo , WIs. ; H. .T. Flint , Mcnommee , WIs. ; T. H. Hornlck , Oshkosh , Wis. Tennessee Thomas II , Everett , Nash ville , Tenn. ; J. II. Thompson , Memphis , Tonn. ; J. F. J. Lewis , Knoxville , Tonn. Michigan William H. Baxter , Detroit , Mich. ; William B. Seymour , Ypsllntitl. Mich. ; Benjamlu F. Golgor , Detro'.t. Mich , California W. II. Barnes , Sun Francisco , Gill. ; Ed. Danfi rth , San Francisco , Cal. ; E. F. Loud , San Francisco , Cal , Georgia , Alabama , Mississippi , Carolina snd Florida H , II. Flanders , Macon , Ga. ; Joseph Ehrllch , Albany , Ga. ; W. H.GIlbort , Albnnu , Ga. Kunsas W. D. Gilbert , Atcluson , Kns. ; J. M , Miller , Council Qrovo , Kan , , county at torney of Morris county ; Joseph E. Hlggs , Dawrenco , Kan. Ontario M. D , Dawson , London , Ont. , Can. ; 11. B , Taylor , London , Out. , Can. ; Daniel Spry , Barrio , London , Ont. , Gun. Oregon nnd Washington W. D. Hare , Ilillsborougb , Ore. , D. T. Wheeler , Scuttle , Washington territory.- . T. Hussell , Oak- lend , Ore. Massachusetts Thomas F. Temple , Bos ton , Mass. ; F. O. Ingulls. Boston , Muss. ; W. E. F. Landorg , Mystlo Bridge , Conn. Mtirylund , Now Jersey and Delaware Ramuol Ecclos Jr. , Baltimore , Md. : A. F. Colbert , Baltimore , Md. ; John J. Gallughcr , Wilmington , Del. Texas William P. Cole , Dallas , Tex. ; W. S. Hobson , La Grange , Tex. ; J. Henry Shepherd , Sbrovoport , La. Nevada J. 0. Barlow , Carson City , Nov. ; D , Thorburn , Ogden , Utah ; Thomas Cuplt , Park Citv. Utah , Colorado , Now Mexico and Arizona Louis Anfenger , Denver , Col , , William T. Boyd , Denver , Col. ; John 1C. Slurouian , Pueblo , Col. Nebraska J. G. Tate , Grand Island. Nob. ; S. K. Pulton , Omaha , Nob. ; F. E. White , Plattsmouth , Neb , Commltteo on Finance Charles aUabst , Pittsburp , Pu. ; J. U. Miller , Toronto , Out , , Can. ; J , Edward Burtt , BoUon , Muss. Committee on Laws John Frlzzcll , Nash ville , Tonn. ; Alfred Orcmlorff , SprlngflolA. 111. ; J , W. Klnsloy , Helena , Montana. Committee on Stntl tlc William C , Ulch- nrdson , St. Louis , Mo. Committee on Fraternal Congress D. II. Shields. Hnnnlb.il , Alo. ; John J. Acker , Al bany , N. Y.s Samuel Ec < Mos , Jr. , Baltimore , Md. : W. .1. Donnoll , Hir ale , N. Y. William U. Graham , rf lown , will bo the .1 next supreme master workman. I 'I Concerning the business to bo transacted i ? 1 by the supreme court nt this session the Overseer , ot St. Louis , says ; "During the last your the order has on- io.vod n honlthy nnd satisfactory growth , nnd lltllo dissatisfactions which might hnvo be come serious mtsundorftlnndlnitshnvo pn-ocil away , no that the great organization is now harmonious aud united. The only cloud on the bright , clear sky of cmoymont is the Iowa slitsm , but wo live In the hope that the sccedors will after n lime tnko another name nnd therefore bo nothing more to us than any other order. "Wo know of no matters of great Impor tance to como before the meeting , except some bolter provisions ns to assessment notices , for our laws nro In n satisfactory condition , and tlnkcrlnc * with thorn m it ; lit make t horn worse. Possibly , the relief law could ba amended with uavuntngo , but Mis sourl U sutlfflcd with It ns it is. " Frank L. Bohn , local editor of The Over seer , St. Louis , Is hero In the Interest of Ms npor. _ Among the visitors In the city In nttond , nnco upon the Supreme Lodge , A. O. U. W. Is the famous degree team of Capitol LoJgo No. 3 , of Topoku. Kan. They number fourteen - teen , and nro a line body of men. The team Is under charge of J. B , McCoy , captain. The ether mcmbars nro J A. Wiiggonnr. A. J. Lovolnml , F. P.ircolls , 11. J. Stewart , . A- Aldorfcr , J. McClure , D. Ueattr , J. KIckurd ( U. E. French , E. Mueller , W. 1. Short J. B. Owens and Neal lliirr.ih. This Is said to bo the finest A. O. ; U. W. degree team in tlio west , nnd among the finest of any of the secret orders. George W. Hood , otTopekn , Kim. , supreme commander of thn Select Knlehtsor America , arrived last , evening , and will make his ap pearance at the supreme lodge , A. O. U. W. , to-day. To-Dny'H The members of the A. O. U. W. wore tendered an Informal recaption nt the Millard - lard hotel , lust evening , by ladies of this mul ether cities , who are Interested in the order. About a hundred persona were present In the hotel parlors , und the evening hours were pleasantly spout In conversation and music. During the day the members of the order were driven n round the city in currmucs und shown tno various points of Interest. To day thov will visit South Oinnhn and see the slchts of that city. The session of the grand lodge to-day will bo devoted principally to the consideration of .ho report of the finance committee , the com mittee on vital statistics and Iho supreme ledge relief board. Momorinl In accordance with a standing regulation of the Supreme lodge , A. O. U. W. , now In session , memorial services will bo held Iu Washington hull , corner Eighteenth street , near Harnoy , this evening. Eminent mem bers of the Supreme lodge will deliver eulo gies on the membijM deceased during Iho year. There will bo nn excellent programme , interspersed with vocal und instrumental music. The members of the order In Ihls city and their families , together with all of our citi zens , are cordially invited to bo present. The exorcises will commonccnt8:30 : o'clock p. m. , sharp. sharp.'J 'J ho Ijinc of March. The following is the line of march for Thursday evening's parade : David J. Lennox , Grand Marshal. Cbiot of Polico. Platoon of Police. Union Pacific Band. MUST 1UVI4IO.V. Corner Sixteenth und Harnoy. Fred Hiiyes , Mounted Aide. Lincoln Ledge , No. SO. Gate City Lodgo. No. 03. Herman Lodge , No. 'JO. SnCON'D DIVISION' . Corner of Sixteenth nnd Farnnm. George Brown , Mounted Aid ? , Plattsmonth LoilgJ , No. 3. Omubu Lodge , No. IS. Visiting Brothers. THIKll DIVISION , Corner of Sixteenth und Douglas. Charles W. Miller , Mounted Aids. Trio Ledge of Plnttsmouth , No. 81. South Omaha Ledge , No. CO. Hastings Ledge , No. aj. KOUUTII DIVISION , Corner Sixteenth nnd Dodgo. II. Sargent , mounted aide. Council Blurts Ledge , No. 270. Union Pacific Lodgo. No. 17. The line of inurch will bo from Harncy north on Sixteenth to Webster ; counter march to Douglas , cast to ElovoiUh , south to Farnam , west to Fifteenth , south to Bar ney , west to Washington Hull , corner of Eighteenth und Harnoy. Tli ( > 1'roHs AHSoclntion. At a called meeting of the A. O. U. W. Press association , hold nt the Millnrd , there were present the following : \V. Wnrno Wilson , Michigan Herald , of Detroit ; John E. Williams , Loyal Workman , of Des Molnes , In. ; D. I. Lillard. Anchor and Shield , of Chicago. 111. ; J. ICdwaid Burtt und Dr. Hugh Doherty , Now England Workman , of Hostou ; Frank L IJohn , Over seer , of St. Louis ; David Kumaloy , Guido , ' of St. Paul. Minn. ; H. B. Lomnis , lloviow , of Buffalo , N. Y. ; William M. Butts , Pro- lector , of Baltimore , Md. ; nnd J. H. Miller , Canadian Overseer , of Toronto , Out. It was resolved that any pub lisher or editor ot un A. O. U. W. publication bo by virtue of thatfnct a inom- ucr of the association , nnd the H > : cratary bo instructed to invite the co-operation of papers not represented ut the meeting. The election of ofllcor.s for the ensuing year resulted as follows : W. Wurno Wil son , president ; H. li. Loomls , vico-presldent , ami John E. Williams , socrotiry und treas urer. The oulcorH were ulso constituted un executive committee , invested with cortuin general pawers. After the logulnr order of business had boon dispatched , the association spent the re mainder of the evening engaged In an informal mal discussion of the ritual of the order. An other session will probably bo held prior to the adjournment of t ho supreme ledge , A IIO31K FOR MASONS. It Will Bn Krcotccl by tlio Graft in Oinnliii. The committee on the location of n Mu- Honie homo mot Mouduy evening to dlscust the question , The interest was great and the rivalry Intense. Judge Post , of York , announced the can- d'.ducy of that village for the locution , dimm ing for it every advantage und charged mer cenary motives against the advocates of nil other cities. Finally the mnttr wus put to vote , but when the first immo was called , Post wus uguin on his foot , nnd chullongod the voter on the ground thut he hud not paid for his stock. Ho hold that no person in the meeting who hud not paid the cash for their slock should bo pnruiltlod to cast a bulloi on Die question of locution. The chulr overruled IhU on the ground that all the stockholders hud paid for the stock In promissory notes nnd that It Judge Post was sustained the mooting would be ut an end. Post appealed from _ the decision of the chair , but the onicor refused to entertain the appeal. The Judge then gave notlco that hn would present the mutter to the grand lodgo. Finally , some time after midnight , Judge Post subsided nnd Omaha was chosen us Iho Bite for the homo by the following vote : Omaha , 1UO ; Plattsraouth , 21 ; York , 0. Tim MdBonlo Gr/iiul Lodge. The grand custodian ledge of Nebraska was in session ull the morning up to 1 o'clock , ns u ledge of Instruction , Newly elected mambern were oxivmlnud'and an exhibition of an ideal initiation was given fonthe bene fit of Iho Instructors present. Injured In nn Hlovntnr. Danlol Ebo , foreman of the fresh meat loading gang at the Armour-Cudahy packing houses , Monday got tunglod In the ascend ing elevator , und fulling to the floor bolow. received painful" * ' " 3.