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10 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : r JULY 14 , -SIXTEEN PAGES ,
THE LOCAL WORLD OF SPORT
The Weekly Roaumo oE the
For the Flog.
HOHSEBACK WRESTLE ON TAPIS.
A Mrlango of lioonl Hports Prlnco
llldlvlviis Ulnntonil nafllins
QiicatloiiH Answered and *
The l-'lfilit. For the Flan.
Tboro 1ms been but n trifling change In the
Wentcrn association rnco slnco the last ro-
vlow , and it still continues hot and furious
BO far as tlio two lending- teams nro con
cerned. St. I'nul , by reason of Omalm'
linvlng n postponed game , has crept upon the
local team n few points , and n slnglo dofcnt
will drop tlioVhlto Sox back Into second
notch. This defeat Is apt to como any day ,
na the liomo team Is not In good form , owing
to the crippled players. The Apostles arc
on their grounds again , and will ncaln bo the
loaders In the race by next Saturday night.
unless the Omahns play In uncommon good
luck. Sioux City ntlll clings to third place ,
Minneapolis to fourth und the Prohibi
tionists to 11 Hli , while St. Joa nml Milwaukee
nro having a roUKh-and-tumblo fl ht for tail-
The National league the status of things Is
about the same as last wccU , although the
Boston * , slnco returning home , have re
gained BOtno of their lost udvuntago over the
Clavclands , but at the same time Mutrlo's
giants and the Phillies are pulling up good
and strong and nro in dangerous proximity
to the load , The Hean Eaters must not lag
now , or the Now Yorks will gallop by them
with a rush , and once In front it will bo no
cosy matter to head thorn again. Chicago ,
bad struck n splnndid gait Just before
starting on the present eastern pilgrimage ,
and her legion of friends expected to see her
forgo up among the leaders. On foreign
grounds , however , she again full
down , even the VVashlngtons tak
ing two games out of four from Anson's
lambs. Plttsburg , Indianapolis nnd the
Senators will get the Hag etc long unless
they brace up.
In the American association race wo Imvo
the finest struggle of all , as St. Louis ,
Brooklyn , the Athletics and Ualtimores are
running In a buncb for first place , with the
Browns , of course , in the lead. A blunbut
would cover the other throe teams , however ,
as they say In turf circles. It Is a frantic ,
forlorn chase , though , without a doubt , for
the triumvirate just mentioned , and they
cannot close up the gap between them and
Coinisky'a marvel on this trip. They must
bo content with holding their own , and then ,
when they get bnclt on their own grounds in
the cast , make a last deuerato effort for the
pennant. It is safe to say , should one of
these teams over wrest tlrst place from St.
JLouls , they will hold it until under the wire.
Cincinnati keeps up her erratic work nnd
can't expect better than fourth place at the
very best. Kansas City , Columbus nnd
Louisville are struggling along together in
the Just behind tbo leaders. , ,
Prof. liloycl'A Challenge.
Prof. Prank Lloyd , of Buffalo , N. Y. , nnd
the champion horseback wrestler of the
world , is In the city ana has issued the fol
lowing challenge :
OMAHA , Nob. , July 13. To the Sporting
Editor of TUB BE B : I arrived in your city
this morning , and as I will bo hero for n
couple ot weeks would like to got on a
wrestling match at my style horseback of
which I hold the championship record of the
world. I will wrestle any man in the country
a match , three out of ttvo falls to win. for
$100 to & & 0 a side , and herewith post a $25
forfeit with you. I would bo pleased to hoar
from Walsh , of St. Louis , or ICastcn , of
Kansas City. If a match U made the Coli
seum would afford fine facilities for holding
the sumo , and I think the building can bo se
cured for the event. Yours ,
PllOF. FlIAXK Ll.OYl ) .
Tbo rules governing horseback wrestling ,
such ns Prof. Lloyd issues his challenge , for
nro in substnuco its follows : Tlio horses must
bo bareback and matched in size. Contestants
In tights , a man drawn or thrown tram his
horse scores a fall for his opponent. If both
men fall , the one who strikes the ground
first , loses. Grace-Roman and catch-ns-
catch-can are the only styles of wrestling per
missible. Contestants nro allowed to bold
themselves on their horses by the nock or
bridle. All dangerous locks and holds go.
To the Sporting Editor of THE BEE : Will
you kindly insert the following in your next
issue. While taking n training spin on my
bicyolo at the fair grounds the other evening
I hoard it remarked by two or three horse
men ttmt they could find u horse that could
beat inc- for n ten-mile dash for $500 a sUle.
Now I wish to state that I will ride my bi
cycle In a ten-mile dash straight away ,
against any trotting horse or pacer in the
country , nnd urn ready to make the match
any time , to run on any half-mile track that
can be gotten in good coadition. Yours
truly , JOHN S. PIIINCE ,
A rnco of this description would certainly
bo ono of considerable interest , as Prlnco
lias had much experience In this line , having
raced with such noted trotters as Ccntrullon ,
in San Francisco , in 1639 ; Scotland. In Phil
adelphia , in ' 84 , nnd Mary Howard , in Hos-
ton , in ' 81 , and knows what ho Is talking
about. There are many horsemen hero who
think they can boat any 'cycle rider living in
a ten or twenty -mile straight race.
Tlio ClioHtnut Season.
Tom Eck , wboso bleyclo combination ,
which includes Stanley , Woods , Armaindo
and Williams , is now racing in Minneapolis ,
is out with the following In the Minneapolis
I will match Miss Lottie Stanley , of Now
York , aealnstMiss Oakcs , of England , for a
six days' race , eight hours per day , for $000 ,
the Police Gazette medal ar.d the champion-
snip ot the world , nnd the said race to take
place before Miss Oukes' ' departure for Aus
tralia. nnd in order to give tier tlmo I louvu
this challenge open for three weeks.
I hope Miss Oukos' backers will not lot
thin opportunity pass , us they must acceptor
forfeit the medal and championship. Or 1
will mutch Miss Louisa Armnindo ngulnst
any lady bicyclist in the world for n twenty-
mile nice over any trotting truck for $100 to
200 a side , or I urn rondy to match Miss
Arroalndo , ulls.i Stanley and Miss Jessie
Woods against any lady bicyclists in the
world. Mr. W. J. Morgan's ' team. Miss
Onkes , Miss Baldwin and Miss Brawn pre
ferred , any distance from ono mile to 1,000.
. Kespoctfully , T. W. Ecu.
At SuhoulKiTt Pnrb.
The Schoutzonvcreln hold their weekly rifle
practice at Schcutzon park , two inilca southwest -
west of the citv , yesterday , the attendance
being largo and the shooting afforded much
sport. II. Huser.Schoutzon master , says the
club contalnssomo promising ahoU , aud thut
with practice will bo enabled to compote
with the best of them , The strong wind yes
terday muturlally effected the scores , which
wore as follows , 200 yards off hand , regula
tion American target , a posslbln 200.
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Tito Noliraskn Trottors.
The Nobrnnka Association of trottlng-
borsa brooder * will Uold its annual mooting
Rt Hastings , this atuto , beginning August 2C
nnd continuing to the ti'Ui , Inclusive. Tboro
Uovory Indication that the meeting will bo
largely attended and highly successful. Tbo
nominations are in greater number than over
before , and all the best bred trotting stock In
tbo state will bo on hand. Among the entries
from this city are the fallowing ; Chestnut
Wllkcs , by Ulaclc Wilkes 3313Jam , by Maine
Hatnblutonlan ; Windsor \Viikoa , by Black
Wilkea ! 43 ; Orphan Mtld ; , by hlouKinir
Clilof , 20i8 ; Ed IJosowutcr , by Vuscoiiiill ,
dam by Vnsco , from tha Spring VnlloyStoek
Form. Fnmcch , oh. m. , by Sherman's IlMn-
blotonlnn , ana bay mare Dmab , by Floco , O.
W. Plokardj Trenton , b. h. , by Stranger
8 < KO , dam br Jny Gould 197 , Die * Wlldo. In
addition to these there Is flomo eighty or
ninety other entries from different parts of
MoTomcntH or the Jtnll Tctim.
The Omalias will return libmo on the even
ing of tbo 21st , and on the 23d , 23d nnd 94th
moot tbo Dcnvors at tbo local park. If the
team can hold Its own on the present trip ,
It will bo In fine shape nnd In n fine position
for the start In the final half of the season.
There will also bo a game on .the homo
grounds on Sunday. August 25 , a postponed
game with DCS Moines. which by mutual
agreement will bo played hero ; also another
postponed game with the sauifl team Septem
ber 22 , which will bo the last game of the
ocnson in Omaha. On the ovcniug of the
24th the team leaves for its second northern
trip , returning hero August 8 for the final
homo series with all the clubs in the nssocia-
tion , None of Omaha's ' players will bo sold
until the close of the season.
Nixt Brown's 8ti\llcs.
Nat Brown left Friday morning with Ills
stable of horses for the Poor In , III , races.
Ho was accompanied by his trainer and
driver. Tobo Broderiok , and they will com-
iloto the circuit before return Ing. The pro at
mcor , U Bet , is In mngnlllcont condition , and
l3rodorick expects to give oomo wonderful
exhibitions with him. SU John , Dnn D , and
JaoK-Go-Eacy nro among
Flashes I'Youi ' thn Diamond.
Omnhn will have n sod diamond In another
The Denver * are now culled "tho umpire
killers , "
Dave Rowe has got a jewel in Pitcher Mc-
St. .Too threatens to rob Milwaukee of the
tail-end honor * .
Ciarko has won 17 games and lost 7 ; Nich
ols 17 and lost 4.
Maybe old Dal. of the Denver * iin't sali
vating the ball I
The Omaha management has received n
flattering offer for Kid Nichols.
Morrissey loads the Milwaukee team in
stick work with an average of . ! ! ' , ' 8.
Coonoy's sore hand has about mended nnd
ho will loin the team at St. Joe to-morrow.
The great nnd only PIckott has been laid
off by Kunsas City owing to his weak hitting.
"Spud" Farrish's team , tbo Diamonds ,
play with the Vallays at Missouri Volley
Elmer Foster Is at last doing fine work for
Minneapolis. Ho is a great player , if Now
York flld release him.
Manager Farrish Is arranging for a game
bctwcn the Diamonds and the Mint Juleps
for the benefit of St. Joseph's hospital.
Walsh is hitting Just now as hard nnd often
ns any man in thu team. His hits nro gen
erally at the right time , wnon there ate men
The Western association hai the largest
quota of old back-numbers from the League
ind American association of any association
In the country.
Crooks of the Omahas and Murphy of the
Hartfords are the onlv players in the coun
try who have made three homo runs in a
single game this season.
Sioux City misses Ed Glenn. Ho was the
corn buskers' best thrower , base runner and
bitter. Ho will not bo able to pluy agala
this season it is feared.
The following is the batting per cent of
the Otnaha team up to date : Crooks .338 ,
Cooney .320 , Cnnavan .310 , Cleveland . : t03 ,
Naglo .805. Willis .29S , Strauss .2(55. ( Walsh
.205. Messltt .210 , Andrews .210 , Clarke . 'JOO ,
The Milwaukee club has signed Kuouff ,
late of the Athletic club , and ho will join the
team at once. Doyle , the pitcher secured by
Milwaukee from the Now England league
on recommendation of Catcher Hurley , was
not given u trial , because of his poor showing
Every member of the Omaha team feels
confident that the club will win the pennant.
While their confidence may bo misplaced ,
this is certainly the proper "spirit' , as a lack
of confidence Is us great a factor in defeat
as poor'playingr If ono toani goes into a
came feeling that it has a snap , aud the
other that It hasn't much of a chance to win ,
the former comes out victorious nine times
out of ten.
McNabb , who has lust signed with the
Denvors , came from the Waco , Tex. , team.
He has a record of sixteen strike-outs in ono
game with Galvcston. In twenty-two games
ho struck out 17G men , an average of eight
per game , and allowed his opponents an av
erage of but six per game. This is a great
record and ono that any Ditcher may well feel
proud of. A number of league and associa
tion clubs were aftQr him without success.
His release cost $1,000.
A dog fight , between two big fifty pound
purps , is down on the card for this afternoon.
Sioux City Is taking a lively interest iu the
proposed Western Polo league , and Manager
Common Is already casting his lines for
Another ono of Ed Rothory's homing
pigeons released by the editorial excursion
came iu Thursday afternoon. Whether
from Salt Lakeor Ogdou is not known.
Ned Rcudinc , tbo soldier , challenges Miss
Williams to u cjclo race , the lady to ride
twenty-two and one-half miles while tbo
military byker BOOS twenty-five , for J100 n
J. G. Tlpton , of Council Bluffs Rifle club ,
won the championship badge for the third
consecutive time at tbo club shoot yesterday ,
which makes the trophy his personal prop
erty. This is the badge the Council Bluffs
team won from the Omaha Gun club team.
The Omaha Gun club's attention is called
to the fact that young uhlokon urn already
being shot , and that they have grucud the
tables of one of the city's best hotels on two
different occasions during the past week. If
the violators of the law can bo discovered ,
the only course to pursue Is to prosecute
them to the limit. For the benefit of these
unfamiliar with the Nebraska game law , it
U herewith appended : It shah bo unlawful
for any jierson to kil. , . .rmnnre , or trap uny
wild buffalo , ellr. mountain sheep , deer or
antelope , ( except for the purpose of domesti
cation ) between the first day of January and
the first day of October Iu each year , or to
kill , ensnare , or trap any wild grouse be
tween the first day of January and the first
day of September in each year , or to kill , on-
KIIaro , trap or net ( juall or wild turkey , be
tween ttie first day of January and the first
day of October in each year , o'r to ensnare ,
trap or not tlio same at any tlmo of the year ,
or to buy , sell , transport or carry , or have In
possession any such animal or birds , be
tween the dates within which the killing ,
ensnaring , trapping , or netting of such ani
mals or birds Is prohibited by law. It shall
also bo unlawful for any person ,
agent or employe of any associa
tion , corporation , railroad company or ox-
pnm company to receive , carry , transport
01 ship any such animal or bird at any time
of year. It shall bo unlawful for uny person
to go UK | > n the promises of another person or
corporation for the purpose of hunting ,
Irapptutr , netting , ensnaring or killing any
animal or bird at any season of the year , un
less by the consent of the owners of bald
promises. It Is further enacted , that any
person , agent or employe , as aforesaid , who
shall violate any provision of tills section
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor ,
and upon conviction thereof shall pay a line
ot S1A for each buffalo , elk , mountain sheep ,
doer , antelope or wild turkey , so its afore
said killed , ensnared , trapped , netted.bought
or sold , shlpued , transported or held in pos
session m violation ot thU section , and thu
sum of $5 for each grnusti or quail ,
an as aforesaid killed , trapped , en-
snari'il. nutted , bought , sold , trans
ported , shipped or held in possession
in violation or the provisions of thin tocllou.
Having In possession any of the uaiiiod ani
mals or birds between said dates , shall bo
deemed and taken as presumptive evidence
that the sumo were killed , ensnared , nettled
or trapped in violation of this section , and
the civil authorities ot nuy city , town or
urecinut where any animal or bird shall have
boon kilted or held in posscsalon in violation
of law be found , are hereby authorized to
cause the same to bo seized wllh or without
warrant , and to bo distributed among the
poor poisons of sueh city , town or precinct ;
and any person who shall go upon the land
of another , In violation of this section ,
shall , upon conviction thereof , pay for such
offense in any sum uf loss than W nor more
than $50. und shall be liable to the owner of
tlio promises In an action for trcapos * .
Your artlclo on the dead-arm brigade In
Sunday' * ( porting department vns very
timely. 1 wish you would please toll mo
what to do for n sprained arm. Bert Itob-
orto , Thurtnan , In.
Ans. Use Brlol's Family Remedy and
give your arm plenty of rest.
It a came of base ball Is Interrupted la the
first half of tbo seventh Inning , with ono
team four runs ahead at the end of the sixth
inning , does said team win nnd Is It a garnet
F. Wylio , Omaha.
Ans. Yes. Flvo full innings constitute a
Will you please Inform mo whether Jack
Dompscy and Cbnrllo Mitchell nro In the
same class. Where was Dempsey born nnd
whcrf Is ho nowl Has ho a fight on band ,
and do yon think ho could whip Mitchell !
Country McCloskoy , Davenport , la.
Ans. No. Dempsey is a middleweight
nnd Mitchell a heavy weight. Ho was born
In Ireland. Is In California now , and Is
booked for n finish fight with the Marino.
Will you inform mo how many times IC11-
raln has faced Sullivan ) This U to decide n
bet. Paxton , city.
Ana Tlirco times , Including the recent
battle at Rlchhurg , Miss. There has been
but little snlu or written nbout the two first
meeting * of these two men , but on both oc
casions John I * , was the vlotor. Ono of the
fights occurred In Boston , nnd Jnko wni BO
badly punished that ho was forced to throw
up the sDonpo at the close of the third round.
In the second meeting , Kilrain again quit of
his own accord , for had ho coutlnuod ho
would have bcon knocked out. At least , so
claim the 'authorities.
When docs the Western Base Ball associa
tion season close in this city ? Atuuteur.
Ans. Sunday , September 15.
Is prizo-fightlng lawful in anv state In the
union ! Is It lawful anywhere ! Was there
over a man killed in the ring. The Bonlcla
Boy , Fort Omaha.
Ans. No. No. Yes , any number of them
In England , within the past contu ry , Wat
son , Curtis , Smith , Clayton , Noon , Brown ,
Pholpa , ByrnoMoKny , and Jones were killed.
Nearly all of them by a blow in the neck. In
this country McCoy was killed up the Hud
son In 1843 , and Kelley , Walker and Full-
James have sinoo met death In the same man
Can yon give mo the real name of the
Washington catcher , Mack ! I bob that Mack
Is not his name. Cognomen , Plattsmouth.
Ans. His name Is McGillicudy , and he Is
catted Mack for short. Denny Macktho old-
time plavcr , also played under an assumed
name. His name was Dennis McGco.
Pitcher King , of the St. Louis Browns , isan *
other eno ; his real name Is Koonlg.
Is It truu that Ed Rotbory liberated ono of
his homing birds at , the scene of the late Sul-
llvan-ldlrain light , und that It arrived herewith
with the news of the battle ! Flyer , Farnam
Ans. It is not.
Is it n fact that the Omaha base ball club
again finishes the season away from homo !
Ans. It is.
Please nnswor the following questions in
Sunday's sporting columns : Where Is Ned
Williamson , the old Chicago shortstop , also
Tom Daily , of the same team ! \Vhoredld
Wally Andrews play In ' 87 nnd ' 88 ! What Is
meant by the in-fiold--Hard ! Hitter , New-
Ans. Williamson Is In Chicago hobbling
nbout on crutches. Daily is with Indianapo
lis. In Louisville nnd Memphis. First , second
end nnd third basemen and short stop.
Will you oblige n constant reader by an
swering the following ! I mnko a bet with n
party that if a horse was ruled off the track
ho could not go on again until the time ex
pired or ho was reinstated. The other party
bets that by changing owners the borso
could go on the track again. T. R. , Six
teenth and Charles streets.
Ans. You win the bet.
For the Information of several readers will
you state In next Sunday's issue -when McG -
G : rr xvas relojsca bv.thaOmiiha : , club ; and
whether ho uld not play with them In some
championship games this year. Thomas S.
Harrow , Oscooia , Net ) .
'Ans. Ho was released at the close of last
season. Ho has played none with Omaha
Thomas Burchmoro will find the answer
to his query in the reply to Paxtoa in this
What is John L. Sullivan's ago ? Please
answer ia Sunday's BEE. R. B. Hennan ,
In a game of crlbbago A starts by loading
n 4 spot ; B follows with a'O , C with a 5 ,
counting a'rui of 3 ; D with n 7 , counting a
run of 4. A then follows with a deuce and
B with a tray , nnd claims a run of 0.
Answer in Sunday's ' BEE if correct. Cribbage -
bago , 842 South Twenty-first street.
Ans. B Is correct.
To decide a bet , , will you Inform mo
whether Sullivan was ever knocked down by
Mitchell in a sparring exhibition ; if so , in
what round ! C. A. , Edgnr , Neb.
Ans. Yes. First.
A sixtv-ono-pound salmon has bean fished
out of the Severn by a Mr. Ffennoll.
A radish and one-half
twenty-five - inches
nro und wae exhibited the other day la a store
nt Winter Haven , Fla.
A cat at Port Jervls digs ankle worms , nnd
utter biting them into small pieces feeds
them to young canary birds.
Tbero is a giant rose tree In Koostoon ,
Holland , which has held 0,000 roses nttho
same tlmo. The owner , Mine. Rognon , con
siders it ono of the great wonders of tbo
John McDonald , who has boon blind for
thirty years , suddenly recovered his eye
sight while ill at Wutorbury , Uouii. His
case is attracting great attention in the
An alligator and an English sparrow on-
giiKcd in 11 battle near Darlon , Gn. , the
other day. The "gutor " provoked the light by
snupDinjr nt the bird , which In turn flew fu
riously ut its ugly antagonist , aiming with
precision &t the suuriun's eyes. The 'gator
llnally gave up tbo contest and took to the
Ono of the funniest things that has hap
pened In Greenville , Tenu. , for some time
was the shooting of a negro the other night
by a policeman. The cop blazed away at thn
man and shot him in the elbow , the ball
glancing nnd striking the negro in the cheek.
As he spit the ball out ho said : "Look heiili.
white man , you quit dat shootln' ut mo ; fust
thing yuh known yuh gwluter brake some
'spectable pusson's winder glass. "
H , P. Bruziol caught a genuine flying fish
In Sterrett's creek , near Soynburn's Point ,
Fla , This was unllKo any flying huh which
has over boon written about , in that It had
two perfectly formed bird-like wings in addition -
dition to tins" , also four logs resembling these
of a big snider. The wings were beauti
fully tinted like the prisms of a rainbow ,
and when drawn out of the water with an
ordinary hook mid line the bird-fish flow to u
height of &omo six or eight feet.
A Brooklyn horse lately suffered nu injury
to ono of his feet , nnd forsomo lime traveled
on ttireo legs. Finally the wound was per
fectly healed , but still the animal refused to
put , that foot to the ground , A veterinary
Burgeon was called in , who made an examina
tion , and then pronounced it simply a case of
nervousness. "Strap up the other hind foot
und you'll see , " ho said. This was done and
the Injured foot was thus forced Into use. It
did not takn u block's travel to show the
horsu that his nervoui foam were groundless -
loss , aud when tbo strap was removed ho
trotted off squarely on four foot.
Ho WIIH .Instilled.
Cincinnati Enquirer : Judge You
say you had good rcmsons for shooting
this man ? Would you mind stating
Convicted Felon You sue , I was tlio
editor of tv cornio pupor , und the de
ceased wan ted to cell mo a jolto about a
Judffo Typewriter girl and the old
Felon Pooled the old womnn , you
J'idpe Same one. Dismissed , my
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broaka A-dmlnlotorod Juatloo.J
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THE TRIAllV WERE VERY BRIEF.
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No Trifllnff With Thorn.
NEIHIASKA CITV , Nob. , July 12.
[ Special to Tim BKK. ] "By order of
the court , " criminals In the ploncor
days of Nebraska City and Otoo county
received swift and oltonthnos severe
punishment at the Imnds of the
"court's1' appolnt6d executioners. The
"court" recognized but two modes of
punishment for crimes committed with
in its jurisdiction death and a public
flogtrlng. In a few special Instances ,
however , eternal Vanishment was re
sorted to , but these cases wore fow. In
the manner of capital punishment , the
methods of th'o executioner varied in
accordance with the instructions from
the "court" and the atrocity of the
crime. The flotfpings also differed in
the methods of administration accord
ing to the sonlonco , from half n dozou
lashoa up to several hundred. Th6
ALWAYS IN SESSION ,
and its rulings and decisions In Import
ant coses were always impartial and just.
"court' * adiunet
The was an important
to that plonoor necessity , the vigilance
committee , which hold full swny and
dealt out justice in Otoo couutyjor
many years , In the * 50'a and CD's. The
committee numbordd among its mem
bers nearly every citizen in the com
munity , excepting the criminal class ,
and oven the duly elected city and
county oflicora were prominent In vig
ilance work and justice , and it was sel
dom that a guilty man escaped.
The original committee is still in ex
istence , although Its membership has
boon reduced by death to about twenty
men , and the organization Is now In a
state of "Inocuouadesuetude , " although
members of the committee are i > till
called upon when a hangman's knot is
in demand. The members of the com
ItKOAUD THRfR OATH AS SACUKD
and binding andit ! is next to useless t
'u-y to draw one of them out on the sub
ject of the committee's work in the
early day , 'although ' sorao of
tho' survivors take pleasure in
relating many /interesting stories
in connection with the organization.
The time of thrf'Uommlttoo's disorgan
isation dates bn R some twenty years ,
and was the rotfulC ! of a discovery that
there wore traltbl'i and horse thieves in
the committee.1' '
Among the IttStihcts of the committee
was a decision ffciidored by the "court , "
directly after th'o war , which fixed the
death penalty 1(0011 ( the notorious Mc-
Waters , Quin ' "Bbhunnon'-and several
others then HV'Wg in the vicinity of
Wyoming City , northwest of this city.
master. Tho' brirno had not been
clearly proven' . . guindt' ' "
men , put iicro , was 'n3Qt"7afJou.bt inttio
minds' tit "lQ9 , < jbujiuj.tjo ( ( , and , the
'HANOI , SHOOT 6tv } TnKinvisE KILL' '
tlio accused. Every , arrangement had
boon made } and the following night the
execution was to havo.boou carried into
effect , when Information was brought
to the "court" that the mop had gotten
wind of Hho decision aud had dis
appeared. They ha'd gone-for good and
remained away for number of years ,
and returned only when the committee
had gene out ot business.
The committee then turned its atten
tion to itself to llnd the traitors. They
were unsuccessful in-securing adequate
proof , but the suspicion pointed strongly
to a well-known member who soon after
loft the country.
In the fall ot 188SDoininickO'Rourke ,
then quite a well-known citizen , as
sisted a man who ia only remembered
us 'Tecumsoh" to btoal a horse In broad
daylight. The animal was hitched in
front ot Captain Laboo's hotel. Tlio
thiot aud horse escaped into Iowa and
the matter was reported to the commit
tee , who gave immediate chase and
brought them oack. Both men were
turned over to the sheriff tor safe keep
ing and were confined in the old block
house. The committee , howo'vor , was
not satisliod witli the law's delay and
demanded the prisoners , which were
refused thorn without n written "order
from the court. " Tno order was soon
produced and the mon were turned over
to the committee and taken before the
"court" for trial. Ollourko employed
General Coo. now pf Omaha , to defend
him , and ho did it with such effect that
a compromise verdict" was reached , the
defendant ngroo\npr \ to leave the state
nnd never return. ' Ho did so , going to
St. Joseph whore he
Hl'CAMK A I'KOMINKXT JIU8INBSS MAN ,
but ho never came bank to Nebraska
City. Tecumseh did not faro so well ,
and ho was sentenced and received 100 ,
lushes on his bare back. Ho wasstrippod
nnd tied to a post and three strong
members ot the committee each wore
out several hasol switches across the
horse thief's back , the blood being
drawn at every rftroko. Ho wits then
escorted out < ? l tojvn ; ho has remained
away over since.f )
In 1800 , about the time of Nebraska
City's great lire'tUe committee arrested
a man on the allcrgM suspicion that.ho
was the incendiary , and that belief is
general yet , buuv ember of the vigi
lantes told mo yostorrtay that the arrest
was for tlio purposeof making him con
fess his knowlodgjjjof several criminals
with whom hoksspciatod. } The man
was taken to Mart , Sliockler's black
smith Phop anjluuiged / } , but was cut
down before lifflg Yft1-extinct. He was
revived and theru confessed all ho know
of his associates , a'i\d \ ho was let off ,
but the men ho ivfomod ] on were soon
in the toils , aiujflSoino of them , after a
fair trial by the "ityourt , " fount ! thein-
solvo'j dangling p JLUo end of n rope.
Some time liu ft * ) an old man fell
asleep on the rivffn&ank while waiting
for a boat on wlm w ho wanted to re
turn homo , and was robbed of several
hundred dollars , 'iy a Mexican cow-
pnnchor. The old man waa nearly
crazed over his loss nnd reported it to a
member of the committee , who pro
ceeded to investigate. It was certain
that the Mexican jwould bo drunk in
losa than an hour with so much money
in his possession , and with this clue to
worlc on a visit wan made to the saloons.
The flrat place stopped at a Mexican
was found drinking and
KLOuiusuiNa TUB OID WAN'S Moznsv
bag , which was recovered , and the
greaser was swinging from the limb of
iv tree before he could sober up.
During a part of the war the people
along the river between this point and
Missouri were kept In a constant tttato
of terror by the depredations of Cleve
land's notorious bushwhackers. In tbo
fall of ' 02 throe members ot the gang
were on a foraging expedition In the
bottoms near Peru , and broke into
a house belonging to a widow and
inhabited by Tier and a daughter.
They assaulted the women and after
brutally outraging them they killed the
inotnor by crushing her head with a
rifle. The news of the outrage soon
roaohod the city ana the blood of the
vigilantes was excited to the boiling
point. A few trusty and determined
men were placed under the leadership
of City Marshal Thomas , one of the
most courageous men that has over
grown up on the frontier , and they
started on the trail of the murderers ,
whom they succeeded In rnrining to
earth before they got far from the
sccno of their crime. The olllcors were
discovered by the bushwhackers , who
opened ( Ire upon thorn from ambush ,
the bullets whistling uncomfortably
close to their cara but hitting none of
thorn. The next Instant Marshal
Thomas , who was one of the best shots
In the territory , got a glimpse of the
murderers and three shots llrod In rapid
succession killed one of the men out
right and wounded the other two , one
fatally. The other vllllan was captured
and In Icon to town and in the night was
guarded at a hotel kopthy a man named
Rhodes. During the evening a com
mittee called upon the marshal and de
manded the prisoner , and it being use
less to refuse , the man was turned over
to the vigilantes who took him to the
river , whore thoyjbound him securely
hand and foot. A liolo was then
CUT IN TIIK ICK
and the murderer put down with his
head ilrst. His body was found the
next spring some miles down the river.
About this time a gang of Kansas
jayhawkers made a rado into this sec
tion of the country and stele horses and
rattle in such numbers that it was
found oven more stringent meas
ures were necessary. Jayhawkers wore
hung on sight , and perfect terror
reigned for a time. Farmers coul'd not
leave their horses standing alone for
half an hour without finding them
stolen when they returned. Hogs and
cattle had to bo locked up , and the
death rate among the Jayhawkers in
creased daily , hut stealing continued.
It was at this point that the famous
horsothiof bill was drafted and pre
sented to the legislature , then in ses
sion at.Omaha , through Representative
Blrchllold , of this city. The principal
provision of the bill was that which
empowered any and every man with the
right to shoot , or in any other way kill ,
any , person who was caught loading an
other man's horse. The bill was drafted
and presented in all seriousness as the
only protection against the thieves , but
it was defeated after a long and bitter
light in the legislature. The vote upon
it having been a tie the bill was not
again brought up. . It , however , had
the effect of lessoning the crime of
horse stealing at that time , and the
vigilance committee was given a needed
An AUsolutn Cure.
IB only put up in largo two-ounco tin boxes ,
and Is an absolute euro for old sores , burns ,
wounds , chapped hands , and all akin nrup.
tlons. Will positively cure nil kinds of piles-
Ask for the OIUGINAL ABIETINE OINT
MENT. Sold by Goodman Drug company at
25 coats per box \ > y inall 30 cents.
By tno Treacherous Soa.
They mot nnd loved In the usual way
'By the s'uorei of the summer noa ,
She a banker's ' daughter 'twas her own
Wbilo a merchant prince was ho.
And never , each vowed , had a flame like
f Sprung up In the huuian heart ,
While the door of joy's future scorned hung
When the tlmo carao on to part.
* * #
Behind the counter she proudly stood
And her eyes took a stony stare
As ho asked her to bo shown some woolen
At a quarter or so a pair.
Forgetful how tender men's bosoms aro.
Her pride said : "lenoro him ! " She dois !
She cut him as dead as a cofflu nail
And ho didn't know who she was.
Tt la stated on good authority that the Daly
company will be seen in "As You Like It"
the coming winter with Ada Uohau as Ilosa-
lind.MS. . BETTS & BETTS
1103 FAUNAM BTUKET , OMAHA , N B.
( Upposlte i'axtou Uotol. )
OOlco hours , 0 A. m , to 8 p , m. Bnndayi , 10 * .
m. to 1 p. in.
Spsclillits In Chronic , Ncrvoui Skin anil
Blood lHea- .
tVCousultatlon at olilco or by mail free.
Mrctlclnen print l > y mull or express , securely
pacUed , free from observation. Ouaranteea to
euro mildcly , safely aud permanently.
UrDiTnrKf TIDIJIT TTV Bermntorrha | > n , s ral-
ribltYUUO UhDlLlil nal Ix > ss < t.NlRht Kmla
lions. I'hydlcal Decay. arising from hulUcre
tlon , Kxcesaor Indulgence , producing Sleepless
liens. Despondency. IMmp'ei on tlia race , aver.
Blon to society , easily illncourageil , lacK of oonfl
denco , dull , unlitrorntiuly or liuilnesi , und finds
life a hurdpn. Baf ly , permanently and pri
vately mired. Consult firs , lletta & Delta , ItUtf
Farnam St. , Omnhi , Neb ,
T1 } nnH Qnil QVin Tllooopo ? fiyphiita , a disease
DlUUIl ullU Oiilll JUluuUuU. ) wo-it terrlblo In Itn
reaultfl , completely eradicated Itliout the nlrt
of llercnry. Hcrnfulj , HryulpoluH. 1'evcr t'oren ,
Illotchea , Ulcers , 1'fttnn In th Head und Hones ,
Byphllltlc Sore Throat , Mouth and Tonga * , Ca
tarrh , me. , permanently cured where othen
VirtnOCT Tfpinar > T7 an Uladder Complaints ,
filllllBj' Unlldly 1'nlnful , IMillrult , too fro-
qnent llurnlngor llloocly ( Irmo. Urluu hlgli col
ored or with milky sediment on xiandlnuVcak
Back. Uonorrhn-a , Oleet , Cyt > tltU. fie. ,
Fromotly and L'ftfoly Cured , Charges Keusona-
ble.Ulll UT/lllll I UC * | ( luarantenit per.
99 * AWJ. / % J JKVAi t inauent Cure , re *
movol complel * . without cutting , ' caustlo or
dlllatlon. C'nrcfl olTected nt home by putleut
w itbout a moments pain or annoyance.
To Yonn ? Men and MMls-Ase ! Men ,
PI1DP ' ' ' ' " ' awr"1 ulfectH of early
AQIIDP ut/llu Vice , which bunw orRanlo
weakness , destroying both mind and body , with
nil U * dreaded illx. iwrmanently cured ,
Adruss those who have impaired
Mppminn themselves by Improper ludul >
and tolltary habits , litctt rulu bptb
Benrea and mind , untlttlng them tor business ,
M AKiiiKD MKN. or tlioiu euterlnn on that hap
py life , aware of physical d uillty , ( juickly a *
is based upon facts , First Practical Eip
rlence. Second Kvery c a Is eapeclally studied-
thus starting arl ht. Third Medicines are prc ,
pared In our labatory exactly to suit each cast ,
lliua atrectlnir curen without injury
| jr7Send 0 cent j posttge for celebrated works
on Cbroulc , Nerrous and Delicate Diseases.
Tnoustnds cured. fSTA. friendly letter or call
m y save you future suffering and uliame. and
adil golden years to life. fff Nr > letters an.
altered unless accompanied by 4 cents in stamen.
Till * 1AND OF
ANTA : ABIE ! AND ; CAT : B : CURE
For Sale by , GOODMAN DRUG CO.
On 1st and 2nd Mortgages
At Lowest Ratoa.
Mortgage Paper Bought ,
SCFronzor Block Opp. P. O.
. . . . . . . . rftml all urinary troubles orxilly , quick- .
IXIUIIt I ly and surely cured byUOCTUUACup.
btiles. Several cases cured in seven days. Sold
atll.M per box , all drum-lsls , or by mall from
UootuJa Jl TR Co. 11- Whit * s N. V. Full dlreo-
Prrnpnm , [ I ESTABLISHED 185 It I8O 80.
jjuroinrosij chCngo | , nts , ioiarkat ,
Mo Regular Old-Eilfiblhkd
PIIYSICIAII AND SUflOEOfl
I * still Treating with the Groatcjt
SKILL anfl SDCCESS
Chronic , teens and Private Diseases ,
WNERVOUS DEBILITY , Lott Manhood ,
rolling Memory , Kxhuuillng Brilnt , Terrible
Dreams , Head and D ck Ache nnd all the cffrctl
ludlKD to curly dccuy nnd peth p > Consumption 01
laiftnlty , treated iclentlhollf by new method * wllh
0-SYPHILIS and nil bud Blood and SklnDll.
S tc permanently cured.
9-KIDNEYnnd URINARYconpblnti.Oleet ,
Qonorrlioe * . Stricture , Vrlcocelanndalldl > tei
ef the Qenlto-Urlnarr OrRani cured promptly without
Irjury toS'.omJch , KMiieyt or other Orpini.
Air No experiment * . Age. and eiperience lm
portant. Consultation free and altered ,
oa-Send crntt poitige for Celebrated Worka oo
Chronic , Nervoua and Delicate Uneaitt.
fc-Tho c contemplating MatrlHt tend for Dr.
Clarke' * celebrated t\i\i\e \ \ MM * and Femala , each
IS cenu , both > J cent * ( ll mpi ) , Consult the old
Doctor. A frtaidljr letter crc llm y lave future suff r
Inzand ibame , ml add coldtnyean to life. 47look )
"L.lfo'8Secret ) Error * , " $ oc nuitampi ) . Mcdlclna
and wtllingl tent ererywhrre , secure from exposure.
Houn , 8 to 6. Sundays 9 in n , Address
P. D. CLARKE , M. O. .
180 So. ClarH U CHICAGO *
Dr. J. E , McGREW
ONE or Tilt MOST
In the Ti'catmcnt of All Chronic , Nervous
ir.ul rrlrntu Discuses.
Pp rmntorrluva , Impolunoj nnd Kalllnjr Mnnhoitd
nb < olutulr rureit. Acuru gtiarnntuud In nil fnrm of
1'rlratu llvo c , Mrtunro' , ( iloote. . Cntiirrh ,
Tliroiit , liiin , iiiul lle.irt l > l o'i < os , Uhouiniithm ,
Hptnal nnd IVnuvIo IMseasos. Illuod und bklii UlsuaBui
LndloA' nnil contlcmon'a wulUiu rooms Boparata
and ontlriMjr imrntv.
Consultation fro ? . Sen * for books. T Socrotnni
I'rlrato Diioaae atMnn.'uNo'WoiiinnftllfirlMiaaa vs
100 cacli ( stiiraiS ) . Treatuiontby oorrosponilanco ;
sendtamp forrcnir ,
OI'FIOK : Iffl'H AND nOUOI.AS STHKUTS ,
OMAHA. NICM. .
"YOST" WRITING MACHINE
A Typewriter matlo to meet tlio ino orn
wnut for a juarlilno whlcli lirlnts tllructly troni
tyjio , Ui.es iici ribbon , aligns .vertr.unuiiUy at.
point of printing. Is MRlit. Coiniwct , Durable ,
iiuil In \\oid , is built ou Ncluutlllu tnluclplus ,
thalnrcDtlonot ) . W. N. Yost , the uulldur of
Doth the UamliiBton imJ Cullgruph.
Machlnns with Uuiuliieton or Uallgrnpli key
boiutl ns tlcalro.il.
Alanrostotktirsrrondhnnd Ti powrltcrs , Of
nil makes , for sulo. rent or cxcrmnuo.Vo nro
al3f > snli8 nuciits for tlio SlKHMllT" Typewriter -
writer , the finest low prltod miicliluo outlio
nuirkot. I > ricol5.
Wo ould bo pleased to retelvo n cnil from
j'ou. wlipther von want to purchase or not. ami
wo will Kindly show you the YOST' aim th
finest nnd luiBi'ht stock of TypowrltOr I'urnl-
turo , Supplies , etc. , over brought to tbU city.
GEO.H. SMITH & GO.
THE LEONARD DRY AIR , CLEANABLE
Five walls to preserve tlie Ice.
Flues removable for cleanli
Doors with air-tight locks.
Ice saved. Money saved.
They are the best ; take no other.
SOI/ ! ) ONLY IIV
Corner 14th and Farnam Sts ,
T\O IDH T
JJK. K. W.
The original purchaser In Omaha of the formula for Dr. Stlnaus' Local
Anraathotlc for the PAINLESS EXTRACTION OP TEETH.
The ONLY MKTHOI ) whereby tooth nro extracted wlthout.pilu or ilaiiRor , and without Usliiu
chloroform , ja , ether or electricity. Tlio pntiont remains purfoctly conaclous of nil that traua-
splreB , but fuels no sensation of pain.
No soreness of the gums uf tor extracting , ns Is thn CUHH with BO many Ho-cnllcd anifstli tlcsi
Many n ho have been MtilferhiK from badly duca ) ed nnd broken teuth nnd roots , have \ Ibltod Ir |
llalley nnd had tliom romavrd paliilessi/ ,
After ImrlUK used this atiiuathetlo for two nionthH for ncnrly e\ory tooth nxtrnoted In thla
onico , thu I'lItST I'UItSON Is to bu found that IN not entirely sntinllcd with ltn niorlts. Bomo ileutUu
may try to proJudUe you ngaliist vlHlttng ut > : do not allow them to do so. Mnko us u cull whatliot
you dosuodtmtal work or not : wo uro always pleaaeil to BOO tiny or nil who may choose to como.
Bpnclul attention u | von to KIljMNC teeth , thereby pressrvlug thulr UHufulucua many yours-
DO NOT LO8B TU1JT1I THAT CAN JIB B.VVISI ) .
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES , Bridge Work , Gold nnd Porcelain fncod
Crowns , GOLD , ALUMINUM , SILVER , CONTINUOUS GUM and RUB
BER PLATES at lowest rates.
A Full Set of Teeth on Rubber for $5,00. $
DO NOT FORGET THE LOCATION ,
DR. BAILEY DENTIST
Paxtoii Block , 16th aiid Faruam Streets.
( Entrance on 10th Street )
Cut this out , mentioning thU paper.
"W , T. T BZuS.KZ - . TS ,
311 South 10th St Omaliii. Nob.
SOLE AGENTS FOB
ST. LOUIS HYDRAULIC-PRESS BRICK.
Terr * CotU work and Jfire Praonuu. I'ocora > ( ortor colors , ( all sliailes ) , Bwcouy'H lumb ) Walter ,
Hard Wood Kloor/i. Yuuetlnti uad rilldlnn ( lusulot llllndH. ContracUirii and Itulldcr'u "applies
Call und > ue samples , and get prices. Correipouilouco solicited ,
DEWEY & STONE
A inoffnljlcent display of everithlnuseful anil tn'numentttl In the furni
ture maker's art at reasonable prices.
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