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    THE OMAHA DAILY JULY 31 , 1889.
Yesterday's Proooodlnsrs at the Fort
Omaha Court-Martial.
iflvoVltnos cs Bo Far I2xamlnca by
the 1'roscoutlon Iho DofotMl-
ant Takes n Hopeful View
of tlio Situation.
TJio Court-niartlnl.
The mills ot the gods grind slowly , and so
docs the mill of. military Justice now grind
ing nt fort Omaha upon the case of Lieu
tenant Colonel Joshua Fletcher. Nearly
two weeks htvro boon consumed and only
flvo witnesses have so far been examined by
the prosecution and unless , some unforsccn
ovonl occurs to cither oxocdmto or delay
( .inattcrb , two days more will bo consumed
boforc the case will bo turned ever to the
Tlicro was a dual court-martial at Fort
Omaha yesterday morning1.
Down In the embowered school house and
Boiuctlmo theater , In the upnor story , a for
lorn private , attended only by an armed
guard , sat at Judgment , charged with some
minor offense against the regulations of the
government whoso uniform ho woro. He
was foreottcn oven by his comrades of the
rank , who , as they stood at place rest , pre
liminary to guara mount , ignored hit worri-
tnont nnd devoted tholr tlmo to discussing
the trial of tholr temporary commandant ,
Lieutenant-Colonel Fletcher.
Assistant Surgeon Henderson Is n popular
oftlccr among the enlisted men of the fort ,
And tholr sympathies are rather against Colonel
onol Fletcher. They noizo greedily uuon
every atom of news , aiid In retreat In the
canteen , safe away from the hearing of their
Buticrlor * , they discuss the merits of ttio
case freely.
As the bugles called the regiment to morn
ing drill at 10 o'clock , the brass-bedecked
members of the court of Undo Sam's stand
ing array appointed to sit upon the case of
Colonel Fletcher , assembled In the present
court room , ordinarily the school room and
Above stairs Private Williams was being
tried for desertion , but that cut no figure ,
Tor bora was an ofllcer , high in rank , sitting
nt judgment , charged with such conduct ,
that , should it bo proved against him , would
banish nltn forever from the arms and malco
him an object of contempt among the men bo
now commands.
As tbo dignified court assembled Captain
Klopp , the appointed counsel of the accused ,
nppo.trcd. The inevitable Hewer docked his
expansive chest , nnd ho greeted the oftlcors
of tho.court with that courtliness of grace
that distinguishes an officer of the army. Ho
was followed by the accused and his private
Judge Advocate Porter called the roll and
then summoned Mrs. McFarlnnd , the lady
Whoso testimony , given Monday , is ex
pected to go far towards convicting Colonel
Mrs. McFarland , who can sit in calmest
solf-posscssion and entertain her friends
wnonp ; the ofllcors of the post , a half-dozen
at a time , is unable to face the stern dignity
of the men who are trying Colonel Fletcher
without some exhibition of norvousncss.
Yesterday morning nsRho sat listening to t'uo
testimony she gava Monday , her petite foot
shook nervously from beneath the folds of
the gown of some softbrown material which
she woro.
\ The Judge advocate road the testimony of-
'foiod by Mrs , McFarland Monday in order
to give witness an opportunity to make such
corrections in the written report as she do
sired. Thorc were many changes mndo , but
as fur as the general tendency of the evidence
was concerned they were entirely imma
Mrs. McFarland was dismissed and Miss
Miskoy , who olio testified Monday , wai
called In. Sbo was losn disturbed than her
aunt , nnd listened calmly to her evidence as
There were several mistakes found , ono of
Which may provo important. In her cross-
examination the young lady testified that she
was a member of Col. Fletcher's family con
tinually smco the marriage of her mother to
htm up to the present time , whereas , as a
fact , she has not been a member of Col.
Fletcher's household since- last Juno.
The young lady was excused and the court
adjourned for lunch.
Colonel Fletcher was seen at his quarters
and uslsed what ho thought of the testimony
of ths two first witnesses for the prosecu
tion.'Well , " said he , "there is only ono thing
to think , and that is that the evidence of
fered by thorn fell for short of whatVhe
prosccutlon.oxpccted. So far I am vary welt
atlsiicd. "
tBoth Captain Klopp and Colonel Webster ,
counsel for the accused , seemed excellently
well pleased with the condition of affairs
daring the noon recess. After lunch they
Rat upon the piazza In front of Colonel
Fletcher's quarters nnd chatted pleasantly
on subjects foreign to the trial.
It was generally known about the cost dur
ing the noon , hour that the next witnesses to
bo called would bo the officers who claim to
have been present nt the time when Colonel
Flotcnor Is charged with having acknowl
edged malting charges of infidelity against
his wife wnon ho know thorn to bo untrue ,
nnd consequently thcso gentlemen busied
thoumUvca as they snt at luncheon , recalling
to memory the scenes nnd Incidents that oc
curred at the post in connection with this
affair , on or about Juno 23. ,
Mrs. MaFarland and .Miss Miskoy lunched
with Mrs. Captain Willis , and soon after I
o'clock were taken from the post by Mrs ,
Willis in a private conveyance to ttio Union
Paolflo depot , where they took the train foi
Philadelphia ; bidding adieu , for the present
nt least , to Fort Omaha , probably glad that
an onk'ul , which any woman would dread ,
was ovor. During ho visit to the post tnc
two ladies were visited by nearly all of the
ofllcors and hullo * of the fort , who wished
in this way to show tbolr disbelief of tbo ovl
' Btorioa circulated regarding ihoso ladles' '
Lieutenant Klnzle , post adjutant , was the
first witness called after recess.
Ho wa nskod the usual preliminary qucs
tlons us to his muno , rank and residence , unt
then Ills attention was directed to the 22d
of Junc.Jtho day upon which Colonel Flotchoi
called the mooting of the ofUcers of the post
"Do you recall , " asked the Judge advocate ,
"any mooting of officer * hold at the post on
or about the 133d of Juneof the present yoarl'
"Ycc , air. It was hold at Colonel Flotoh-
er's quarters. I Issued u call to the oftlcon
of the post to moot him , at his request. Tin
object of the meeting was to give occasloi
for Colonel Fletcher -explain to C.itlilr |
Pompsoy the allegations the accused wai
chargnd with having made against Cuptuii
Dempfiey , Captain MillsCaptain MoCloliand
Captain Egbert , Captain Dempsey , Cap
tain Kollar , Captnlu Catley , Lieuteuun
Coylo , Lieutenant Surson , Lieutenant Wai
ting , Lieutenant Wright , Lieutenant Tows
ley and myself were present. Colonel
Fletcher said ho wished to explain to thi
ofilcors present his conduct in the mattei
that then wai ot chief Internal , and durltr
ttio explanation he admitted that ho had ac
oused his wlfo of infidelity , but did not moui
It , Ho said that ho made the enurges In tin
sboat of passion and really never doubted bli
wife's purity , 1 was adjutant ot th
post at the tlmo of the difficulty between Dt
Henderson ana Colonel Fletcher , and 01
that day , whllo the accused was command
ing officer of the post bo was absent fror
the garrison from until 7 D. in , with
out giving ino notlco that he would be. Th
papers in tbo case passed through my hand
u adjutant. These were reports of bis con
duct and a request that his contract be an
nulled ,
Cross Examination Ho had no persona
knowledge of Colonel Fie tenor having mad
' accusations against his wife , but iu tb
course of his explanation ho bad acltnowl
deed that ho had accused his wiio of ire
proper conduct with Captain Dompsoy. Th
witness a * unwilling to swear that Colont
Fletcher bed used tbo word "infidelity" o
that occasion , but thought ho had used th
words "improper Intercourse. "
' "Isn't ' it a fact , " asked the counsul for th
aoouted , * 'th t Colouol Fletcher sold that h
had , boon occusod of making these state
'Yes , slr.'l
"And wasn't that nil that ha aoknow !
edged ! "
"No , sir. Ho admitted saying what bo
boon nttrtuutod to him. "
"Aro you sure ot this , lieutenant ! "
"Welt , sir. that Is what I understood him.
to Imply. "
"Didn't Mrs. MoFarlnnd's conversation
call for this explanation ! "
"Yes , Mr , 1 think so. "
' ! Isn't It true that the colonel said that
ouch charges ns ho made at that tlmo wora
made In the heat of passion , and were not In
tended to bo accepted as true ! "
"Yes , "
"Wore not thcso charges made In the pri
vacy of Colonel Fletcher's quarters ! "
' 'I understood so. "
'Do ' you not regard it us your duty to giro
a morning report of tbo affairs of the post at
guard mount ! "
"Yos , sir. If ho comes to the office or directs
a report to bo sent to his quarters. "
"Then you had occasion to meet him on
that day ! "
"Ho failed to como to the office , nnd con
sequently I did not sco him. "
Iho witness \Viw excused and Captain Mills
was called. The captain , however , was tem
porarily absent from the post , having gene
to the city with his wlfo to escort Mrs. Me-
Fnrland and Miss Miskcy to the depot. A
short recess was consequently takou until
Ills return.
When finally put upon the stand the cap
tain testified practically to the samn facts in
regard to the mooting at Colonel Flotchcr'-a
quarters. Ho said that the accused first de
nied having made thcso charges , but after n
rambling and a lame explanation ho said that
" 10 had made the charges , but that ho did so
n the heat of passion ,
"Did you , ns ofllcer of the day , report to
; ho commanding ofllcor of the post on Juno
101" ho was asked.
"N'o , sir ; I couldn't find him. "
"Who was the ofllcor next In rank to Colonel
onol Fletcher ! "
"I was. "
"Wero you notified by him that ho con
templated being absent ! "
"No , sir. "
No now facts were developed upon the
Lieutenant Wright was the next witness
called. Ho also had been present at the
mooting of officers nt Colonel Fletcher's '
quarters. The colonel , he said , had mot them
at the door nnd Invited them
n. "Ho said , " continued the witness ,
'that inasmuch as certain actions upon
his part hud given rtso to scandal in the
post , ho thought and explanation was duo.
Ho then started on an explanation , address-
' .ng his remarks principally to Captain Denip-
soy , and ho stated that these scandalous
matters ng.ilnst him were not true. Ho
went on to state that his little sick boy hod
boon nursed by these other ofllcors , nnd ho
had not been asked to nurse him , and his
feelings were hurt and that was the reason
ho baa trouble with hth wlfo. Then ho
went on to state that bis reasons for leaving
the post were so as not to glvo
rlsa to public Scandal , and in the course of
his explanation ho said : 'I may have said
these thin ITS , but I ncvor doubled my wife's
purity.1 As I remember , these were his
words , but his remarks were very hard to
follow , us they were given In a rambling
and incoherent way.
"Captain Mills , " continued the witness ,
'asked ' Colonel Fletcher If ho wished to
hoar what others had to say m this matter ,
nnd ho replied , 'Yes , I would like to hoar
from everybody. ' Captain Mills then told
him that Mrs. MoFnrlnnd and Miss Mishoy
had said thcso things and ho believed them ,
and that ho bad further understood that bo
( Colonel Fletcher ) had said that ho didn't
want any lewd women around him.
Cross-examination "Lieutenant did
- , you
understand that the colonel over rnudc any
of thcso accusations outside of his quarters ! "
asked Webster ,
"Possibly not , sir. "
"During his explanation , you did not hear
the colonel directly charge his wife with in
"Well , ho said that ho must have said
these things , and any ono about the post
would have known to what bo referred. "
'But would a stranger in the post have
Known ! "
"No , sir. I think not. "
"Then , so far ns the conversation Was cnn-
corned , your inferences could only bo drawn
when coupled with something you had hoard
before ? "
'Yes , and in connection with the note
sent by the colonel to the post adjutant. "
"Havo you that note ! "
"No , but I have seen it. "
"Did it contain any charges against Mrs.
Fletcher ! "
"No , "
"So that as to thcso things unexplained ,
Colonel Fletcher said , didn't , ho , that he
either did not say thorn , or wbat ho bad said
he did so in the heat of passion ! "
"I understand so. "
"That is all. "
no-direct "What are the exact words
used by Colonel Fletcher regarding his
wife's infidelity with Captain'Domnsovl"
' -The oftlcor said that ho had como back ono
night when his boy was sick from a nicotine
of the Loyal Let-ion and saw Captain Dempsey -
sey sitting by the side of his SICK child. The
next morning at reveille ho saw Cnntnin
Dempsey leave his house , nnd it naturally
angered him to sco ono outside his family
called In to sit up with his siok boy. when ha
would gladly have done so himself. "
It being 3 o'clock , the court-martial ad
journed until this morning.
To Visit O don and Salt Lake City ,
Utah , or Hnlloy , Idaho.
A grand excursion to the above named
points will lenvc August 20th , via. the
Union Pacific , "The Overland Route , "
tuid for this occasion the exceedingly low
rate of $30 to Ogden and Suit Lake City
nnd return , and $35 to Hailcy , Idaho ,
and return has bcon mndo from Mis
souri rivoc terminals.
Tills excursion , affords our patrons n
nwjrnificont opportunity to visit Gar-
liold Bcauh on Grnat Salt Lake , the
finest bathing resort in the world , and
also visit Hailoy Hot Surinpjs , famous
for their medicinal properties. Tickets
good thirty days.
For further particulars address
E. L. LoMAX , G. P. A. ,
Omaha , Nob.
Ho Rescues a Child , Who Had Fallen
in the lllver.
Ira Jones It a hero. Ho isn't ' a story booli
hero with a sheet Iron vest and brass ieggms ,
but a common deck hand on a sand boat ,
Bare logged to the knees , bare armed to the
shoulders and a brawny chest half hidden bj
a cheap cotton shirt thrown open at the
neck , he is a lamilltir figure down on th <
dump. Good natured , quiet , hard wonting ,
and one of the very best swimmers in the
city.Mouday afternoon he saved a human
hfo nt the imminent risk of his own.
A wee bit of a girl strayed out of ono oi
the little shanties along the bank and , play
ing along Iho high bank , fell into the deep ,
swift river. 1'ho water at this point boils
and eddies , ana is full of treacherous uudci
currents , Au old man saw the child fall ,
and yelled for assistance. Jones heard him
and came. Twice the child baa sank be
ncath the muddy flood , and It seemed thai
only by n mlraclo could shs escape being
drawn into ono of the whirlpools and sucked
down out of sight , perhaps pot to roappoai
on the surface for hours.
A few seconds passed and a little white face
ro o to the surface for a second , whirlec
slowly round and round than sank out o
sight for the third time.
Hut only for a moment. Almost before
two could realize wbat had occurred , Jonei
had leaped far out Into tbo water forced him
self by n couple ot tremendous stroKes to th <
spot where the child last wont down , unO
brought her to the surface by her hair.
Holding bar aloft with ono hand ha tried
to reach the bank with tbo other , but the
current nulled him away. Down the rivoi
for ono hundccd yards ho drifted , weaken
iug in the unequal contest.
"For God's sake help me or we'll boU
drown 1" bo shouted apneahogly to tbo stupU
crowd on the bank. Even as ho spoke t
young fellow burst through the line o
watchers and throw himself Into the river
Three strokes and he was by Jones' aide ant
supporting the child. Ha was her father.
The crowd awoke. A skiff was loworci
and the swimmers were within two mlnutei
pulled over Its aide.
Antisolutn Cnrfl.
Is only put up in large tvro-ounoa tin boxes
and is an absolute euro for old sores , burns ,
wounds , chapped hands , and all skin orup ,
tlons. Will positively euro all kinds of piles
WENT , Sold toy Coadmau Drug cemoany at
25 cents p r box by uall ! W cents.
The Achievement of an Omaha Sol-
dler at Bellevue Yostordny.
A Most Beautiful Day and Uow It
Was 1'nssod by llcnrt Search *
era nt the Depart
ment linage.
The Sklrmlnh.
Yesterday was n , moat Inspiring day nt the
rlflo range otBollevuo. . The grass seemed
as green and fresh ni If It had Just recov
ered from the bath of the morning. The
sun was bright , If warm , nnd the Imposing
plrdlo of leafy woods , which encircles the
range , inoro than ever invite ; ! to tholr grate
ful shade.
It would have boon n magnificent day for
shooting nt known distances. Scarcely a
oloud ilcckcd the Buy. fksarcoly n zephyr
stirred the graceful and beautiful ori
ilammcs , which Indicated the windage on
either side of the range.
Hut sknniisli firing was the order of the
day. It WAS the crucial teat in which the
markomen were to bo tried , the first day
having been devoted to shooting nt known
distances. Although there was little loft to
bo desired In all that ccuid contribute to to
succois of tbo competitors , some ot the
young ( { cntlcmcn unfortunately failed to
make the scores they had centered their
hearts upon. Thov will muko amends for
the shortcoming , however , to-day nnd to
morrow , If for no other reason than by way
of requital for the smiles of fair ladleswhich
like that of heaven beamed on thorn through
out the day.
How many hnvo road , almost from infancy ,
of the skirmish line , but how few. save these
who have braved Its danger , understand Its
Import ! The skirmish of the competition Is
not the skirmish in the face of the enemy.
It is , however , n great picture of the reality.
It lacks the clement of danger , but it never
theless roqiilres calmness , accuracy , Judg
ment nnd steadiness of norvo. As a cpcctn-
clu it is worthy of a travel of many miles ,
more especially In this instance bccnuno
there will be but ono more exhibition of it
and that will bo to-morrow.
Eight men uio stationed at intervals across
the range , COO yards from the butts. Each
faces a series of figures llxca upon the para
pet. Ono figure represents a man urono
upon the ground. Another represents n
soldier erect , in the attitude of firing at the
skirmisher. The third is the stlhouett of a
noluior firing in n kneeling position. The
skirmishers have forty rounds of cartridcos
in their belts. Each bears a Springfield
rifle. Behind thorn , mounted riaos Colonel
G. V , Henry , ofllcor in charge. On his
right nnd loft , respectively , ride Lieutenant
McFarland and Lieutenant Leay , of the
Twenty-first infantry , as range officers.
Near by is a bugler. "Forward , " is given.
The eight men advance at a quick stop.
"Double tlmo , march , " is ordered. The
squad breaks Into u run. "Skirmishers' ,
Halt , " fulls from the colonel's lips. The
rank drops upon the sword. In an instant
the rifle strap is drawn over the loft limb ,
the left arm entwines the head and grasps
the stock of each , piece , and the right thumb
is placed upon tbo trigger. There is a sharp
crack. Light wreathes of smoke
issue from the barrels of the wea
pons. The marksmen have sighted the
target , considered the windage and fired
their first shot. Simultaneously , clouds of
dust rise from the parapet near every target.
The bullets have penetrated the silhouettes
and burled themselves near the crest nf the
butts. There are a succession of stranca
sounds as shot after shot speeds toward the
targets , and the shots fly with tbo ramdlty
of hall. Thirty seconds elapse from the
moment the men halt until the bugle sounds
the call to cease firing , and in that time somq
of the men have speeded eight deadly mis-
ails in the direction of their Imagnary foe.
The commands before given are repeated ,
and the men move 100 yards nearer
the targets , when the firing is repeated.
Bach man is followed by a scorer to note
that' ho does not fiio before nor after the
commands affecting it. In this manner the
men stop five times ou their way up and five
times on their return to the starting point.
So rapidly have some of them fired that all
their cartridges hnvo been disposed of before
their return.
"Go up to tbo pits , " shouts Colonel Henry
to TUB BRK representative.
The firing ceases while the scribe covers
the distance. Once behind the
parapet , already described in thcso
columns , tbo red flag is' taken
down and the bullets burrow into -the
earthen breastwork. The attendants stand
close to the timber wall. Some bullets flyover
ever their heads , some strike the target
frames and send spllntera flying in every
direction , while others tear up the earth like
a spoon and droo it In clods and showers
upon the men behind. Ono may as well be
composed behind this wall , but If ho is not ,
there is little use , as Lieutenant Mclvcr
said , to dodge the bullets. Indeed , as ho
spoke. Lieutenant Bufllngton remarked :
"Looit atthls. " as no handed Tnn BEE
man a spent and flattened bullet , which had
ended its journey by striking .him on the
The firing ceases. Lieutenant Tyler , of
the Sixteenth infantry , and his assistants ,
Lieutenants Colvillo of the Eighth ; Melver ,
of the Seventh , and Pottit of the Eighth ,
with Tun BEC man , got out on the parapet
to mark the targets.
Nearly everybody fires nt the kneeling tar
get. Some of the targets look lilto sieves.
Each oullot hole is marked with blue
chalk. In the smallest target it counts
5 , In the standing 3 , and in the
kneeling 4. Tbo aggregate is recorded
and telephoned to Sergeant Hutohinson , the
statistical ofllccr at the other end of the
range , by whom it is announced to the com
The targets are again exposed to view and
the firing is renewed. The bullets sing nil
kinds of songs , and make nil k nds of noises
as they cut through the grass , pierce the air ,
or bury themselves in the wood beyond ,
There is else a variety ot other noises , the
crack of the musket , the snap el
the canvas as the bullet pierces
it , and the bourse roar which cornea
from the chorus of rllles , and which swells
as It advances toward the wood. Tlicro it la
broken and makes its exit on the opooslte
side of the enclosure with the sound of the
surf upon the shore.
The best shooting of the daj
In one run itos that of Private
Ohrcnborg , of the 2d infantry at this place.
Ho perforated ono of his men thirty times.
Charles Elwell , also of Fort Omaha , A com
pany , Second Infantry , shot his victim twen
ty-six times. Lieutenant Oooiiin has climbed
to fifth place in tbo list , though yesterday he
was compelled to extract his shells with lib
fingers. Ho has already bcon on two teams
and iu each has hold second place. The ques
tion of first place on the team has narrowed
down to three men , Lieutenant Goodln , Ser
geant Saludln and Lieutenant Buck ,
'Iho scores made In the morning and after
noon wore added and averaged us follows :
Albert Saladln , 1st sorgt , 1,8th infantry . S (
O. H. Muir.Sdlt. 17th Infantry : . . 7C
Gustavo Ooronberg , private , A , 2d Inftry. U
Jas. W. Davis , corporal , B , 10th Inftry , . . 7 (
John Corrlo , private , baud , 17thtnftry. . . . 8 (
Charles Elwell , sorgt. , C , 21 inftry IM
Leonard Dletz , scrgt. , F. 17th inftry Of
J. A , Gooilin.'Jd It. , 7th inftry 10 (
Richard N. Davidson , private. F , 8th infy 8 (
B. Buck , Sd It. , 10th inftry 0 (
James Biennan , Istsergt. , I , Sd Inftry. . . . 0 !
F. L. Palmer. 2d It. , 'JUt inftry 8 !
Tbo men who have boon among the load'
Ing twelve yesterday and Monday are Scr
coant Saladln with a total of 203 ; Lieutenant
Mulr , 'J34 ; Private Ohrenborg. 255 ; Corporal
James Davis , 235 ; Private John Corrie , 2JO ,
and Sergeant Elwell. 254.
General Brooke , department commander ,
and Major Vroom , inspector general of thi
department ! visited the camp yesterday.
The award of medals will be made Frldaj
afternoon at 3 ; 80 p. in. by General Brooke
The occasion will bo made a social event.
Dr. H. S. Hosklns , of Fort Omaha , is oi
duty at the range during Dr. Hondorson'i
attendance at the Fletcher court-martial.
Lieutenant Mernatn. the once creates
ehot in the army. Is retired , broken down bj
nervousness. His name wua recalled yes
terday with much sympathy by Lieutenant
Goodln , who shot with him BIX years ago ,
Mrs. Captain Coolidjze , Miss Henry ani
Miss Chase witnessed the skirmish firing.
LieuVmant Tyler U auxloua to rejoin bli
babies in Kentucky , whom lie huu't sect
smco November.
Articles of Incorporation riled Yes-
lord ny Afternoon.
The Nebraska Ma oii ) | Homo association
filed articles of Incorporation .Tcstonlay
afternoon. At the h < Jad of the list of Ma
sons who nro Its Incoryorators Is the name
ot George W. Ltnlngor. Then follows thcso
names : C. Hart man,1 Omaha ; G cor go B.
France , York1 F. El White , Plottsinonth ;
Gcorgu H. Post , YoHqi Charles Coutant ,
John N. Wcstberg , H. PiDovalon , John W.
Uodlfor , Gustavo An orson , Gustavo An-
drccn , Omaha ) Franjc rH. , Young , Cutter ;
George L. Smith , Hictmrd Smith , Omaha ;
Bradncr D. Slaughter , ' Tullorton ; W. It.
Boxvcn , Omaha.
The business ofllca of the association will bo
In Omaha. Thirty yours is tholongth of tlmo
the corporation will exist under tbo present
articles. The object Is stated to bo the erec
tion nnd maintenance of a homo for poor
nnd distressed Free Masons and their fam
ilies , or tholr widows and orphans.
A board of twelve trustees will bavo Im
mediate control of the affairs of the homo.
They will bo elected in a manner and nt a
lime to no specified hereafter. Tholr term
of oRlco will bo ono year , None but Master
Masons In good standing will bo eligible to
offices In the association. Trustees to bo
elected by the Incorporaiors will bold oflloa
until theflrst regular annual mooting of the
stockholders. The ofllccrs ot the board of
trustees will bo a president , two vice presi
dents , a secretary and n treasurer. Thcso
officers will also bo cx-ofllcio president , vice
president , secretary and treasurer of the
The capital stock must not exceed n half
million dollarsto be divided Into f > , ( K)0 ) shares
of $100 each. Annual meetings of the asso
ciation will bo held on the anniversary of
St. John , the Almoner , January 23.
Following are the officers : President ,
George W. LInlngor , of Omaha ; vice presi
dents , Qcorgo B. Franco , of York , nnd Brad-
nor D. Slaughter , of Fullerton ; secretary ,
W. II. Bowen ; treasurer , C.hris tlartman.
Mr. Hnrtmnn Informs Tim BBIJ that a
mooting of the hoard will shortly bo , held
nnd the question of n location for the homo
brought up again to bo decided.
The Grand Lodge nnd CLTMCUU Branch
hnciisro In n Hitter I lKlit- ! UAI-IDS , la. , July 30. fSpicial Tele
gram to TUB Br.ii. ] The temporary injunc
tion order yesterday by JudtfO J. H. Preston ,
ofthe Eighteenth Judicial district , promises
to make the most bitter Masonic war over
known in this state or perhaps In the union.
It Is a case that will nt once attract the
attention of every Mason all ever the United
Statcsund it will settle in a definite measure
the authority of thu grand lodge of any state.
The petition on which the temporary Injunc
tion was ordered Is brought'by the grand
consistory of Iowa ot the supreme council of
the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Kite for
the United States of America , the territories
and donendcncioB.C. E. Barnes , J. C. Graves
and Henry Bennett , nnd the defendants are
the grand lodge of lowu , A. F. & A. M. ,
James D. Gamble and , T , S. Pnrvin. That
the plaintiffs mean business and that they
propose to fight with all the legal ability the
question may dcumnd'is readily seen , for
they have secured Colqnel Charles A. Clarke ,
Wilson , of Crcston , and other prominent
attorneys associated in tbo case.
The cause of the action' is the recent legis
lation of the fraud lodgtuxf Iowa in which
it commanded that all Master Masons now
in the so-called "Cernoau" branch of Scot
tish Rite that organization represented by
the plaintiff to forthwith sever their con
nection with that body or suffer expulsion
after a certain length of time.
The petition is writtenVby Colonel Clarke ,
and is considered a vsry > Mrong document.
It states that the defendant , the grand ledge
of Iowa , is a fraternal , representative body ,
composed of Us grurtd ofllcors , with ihq
membership of past grand officers , and rep
resentatives from each..of.the lodges A. F.
and A. M. , within the state of Iowa , of
which lodges there nre'iu existence four hun
dred and ninety-five in the state , with a total
membership ot over twenty thousand mem
bers. The defendant is not a corporation ,
but the governing body of the above lodges ,
and its principal place of business is at
Cedar Rapids. Ancient Free and" Accepted
Masonry , as existing and practiced by the
lodges in Iowa , consists of three decrees ,
called entered apprentices , fellow cr.Ut and
master mason , which degrees are conferred
on all members by tbo subordinate lodges A.
F. & A. M. , with an appropriate ritual and
ceremonies. No other degree iu Masonry
than these throe are conferred in Masonic
lodges under the Jurisdiction of the grand
ledge , nnd neither the grand ledge nor the
Masonic lodges of Iowa bavo Jurisdiction or
control over any other Masonic degrees.
These degrees are known as ' 'Symbolic Ma
sonry" or "Blue Ledge degrees , " nnd under
the rules of the said' Masonic lodges under
the jurisdiction of the grand lodge from
time immemorial no test or qualification to
membership pertaining to any other degree
has over bcon require/A / or demanded , until
an attempted action of the grand lodzo as
Herein stated.
The defendant. James D. Gamble , is the
regularly elected grand master , and the de
fendant , T. S. Parvin , is ths retcularly
elected grand secretary. The plaintiff , the
grand consistory of Iowa of the
supreme council of Ancient and Ac
cepted Scottish Kite for the United States ,
their territories and dependencies , Is a rep
resentative fraternal organization , with sub
ordinate Lodges of Perfection , Council of
Princes ot Jerusalem , Chapters of Hose
Croix , and Councils of Kadosh. This body
and the subordinate lodges confer twenty-
nine degrees of Masonry outslda and addi
tional to the Bluolodgadogrceaand which are
no part whatever of symbolic or Blue Icidgo
Masonry. Moreover neither the grand con
sistory nor- any of its subordinate bodies
confer or attempt to confer either of the
three degrees of the Blue lodge , nnd ono of
the requisites to membership in the Consis
tory is that applicants shall bo members of
some Blue lodco of Masonry in good btimd-
iug. The Consistory is entirely independent
from the grand ledge and neither supervises
nor In any manner controls or directs the
affairs of the other. The Grand Consistory
has a membership of about six hundred ,
among whom nro Hon. J. F. Duncombo efFort
Fort Dodge , Hon. Joseph P. Heed of Council
Bluffs , Hon. George F. Wilson of Crcston ,
F. C. Wells of Sioux City , W. B. Everts of
Webster City , F. L. Sherwood nnd Henry
Bennett of Cedar Rapms , Georco Fullerton
of Marion , A. A. Clark of DCS Molnos ,
J. J. Stcdman of Council Bluffs , and many
other equally prominent citizens of the stato.
The plaintiff , C. E. Barnes , is illustrious
commandcr-in-chief ot " "the consistory .of
Iowa , the plaintiff , J. Q.nQravcs , is illustri
ous grand secretary , nnd 41io plaintiff , Henry
Bennett , is illustrlous.grund marshal.
The petition ulso glvca , the history of the
case. It suys that In UiotVear 1852 the grand
ledge of Iowa , at Its roxUlar session , adopted
the following : t "TliQcurand lodge of Iowa
recognizes the superior bodies in tbo United
States and foreign , / untrios having In
charge Masonic degrees , as the supreme
council of the Ancient .und Accepted Scot
tish Rite and their consistories. * * *
But she claims solo JuriVdlution In this state
ever the three degrees' iri'Hho ' York rite and
objects to the practice of any other rite in
those degrees within thd same Jurisdiction 1J
it should bo attempted , and admits no righte
or claims of any otheqdftuthority to do so.
She holds fraternal .juHrreapondenco with
tbeso bodies , but admits no authority in
them to Interfere with VQo craft degrees. "
In 1883 the grand ledge declared
anew that this was its unwritten law.
Prior to 1880 a conflict having arisen between
the plaintiff , the grand consistory of Iowa ,
and another organization known as the
"Grand Consistory of Iowa of the Supreme
Council of tlln Ancient and Accepted Scot
tish Rite Southern Jurisdiction , " as to whioli
body was legitimately and regularly entitled
to uct within the state of Iowa and coufci
degrees of higher masonry , and such a con
flict having been brought to the attention ol
the grand lodge of Iowathe grand lodge by t
unanimous vote adopted the report of its com'
mttteoon Jurisprudence claiming that : "Wo
distinctly dl&avow tno right of any prune
ledge Jurisdiction to pass upon the legiti
macy of any bodies other thin tboso of sym
bollc masonry , "
Nevertheless at its regular annual session
in 1839 the said conflict between the plaintiff ,
tbo grand consistory of Iowa , and tbo othei
pretended grand consistory of Iowa of the
southern Jurisdiction , having bcon brought
to the attention of tbo said grand lodge ol
Iowa , a committee was appointed by tbo § alc
grand ledge to Inaulro Into the conflict and
reported M follows , the report bolne adopted
by n vote of 6S7 for nnd SI3 against !
1. Wo are not called upon , neither do wo
nwumo to determine the legitimacy of either
the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Hltos
bodies now occupying the territorial Jurisdic
tion of the atato of Iowa.
9. That the grand ledge of Jown hereby de
clares that the body recognized for this Juris
diction Is the supreme council ot the Anctont
nnd Accepted Scottish Rlto southern Jurisdiction -
diction nnd its consistories , nnd hereby de
clares that It Isontltlod to the exclusive Juris
diction In the state.
3. That said grand ledge ot Iowa refuses to
recognize the supreme council of the Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Kite of the United
States /mcrlca , their territories ami de
pendencies nnd consistories , und subordinate
bodies , nnd they are hereby prohibited from
conferring , communicating or receiving any
of the said degrees of said bodies of the An
cient und Accepted Scottish Rlto ; and that
nil Master Masons In this Jurisdiction of the
grand ledge of Iowa nro required to with
draw from and sever tholr connection with
said consistory and subordinate bodies prior
to the next annual communication of this
grand ledge ; that the grand master Issue
this edict to the members of the craft to en
force this regulation ,
AU this action the petitioners dcolarq arbi
trary , unauthorized , illegal nna wholly void ,
without the rightful Jurisdiction of the
grand ledge of Iowa under its existing laws ,
and that the action Is an oppressive attempt
on the part of the grand lodge to control tlio
individual rights , liberties nnd consciences
of members of masonic lodges in lown under
Its jurisdiction. The grand ledge has no
more right to oxorclso control and Jurisdlo
tlon In this matter than It has to exercise
control or jurisdiction touching the churches
nnd civic societies or sooinl rotations of its
members. The plaintiffs therefore demand
Judgment that n wrltol temporary Injunction
do issue against the said defendants restrain
ing them from in any manner exercising
Jurisdiction in the matter or from issuing
nny fillet to enforce the resolution of the
grand ledge at Its last annual convocation ,
Licensed toVod. .
Mnrrmgo licenses were Issued by Judgo1
Shields yesterday to the following parties :
Name and residence. Age.
I James F. LIndsoy , Omaha 03
( Mary F. Lynch , Omaha 19
I John A. Mngce , Omaha 30
( Carrie ICinucy , Omaha 20
Koicnco Applied to Art.
Terre Haute Express : "Laura , " said
the young lady's mother , not unkindly ,
"it scorns to mo that you had the { jas
turned rather low last ovoning. "
"It was solely for economy , mamma , "
answered the maidon.
"There is no use. trying to boat the
gas company , my dtiughtor. I have no
ticed that tno shutting off of the gas is
already followed by a corresponding in
crease of pressure. "
"Well , that lessons the waist doesn't
it , mamma , dear ? " replied the artless
girl. And her loud parent could find no
inoro to say. "
BEING duo to the presence of urlo
acid in the blood , Is most effectually
cured by the uao of Ayor's Sursupa-
rlllii. Bo sure you get Aycr's and no
other , nnd take it till the poisonous
acid is thoroughly expelled from the
system. Wo challenge attention to this
testimony :
"About two years ago , after suffering
for nearly two years fioin rheumatic
gout , being nblo to wnlk only with great
discomfort , and having tried various
remedies , including mineral waters ,
without relief , I saw by an advertise
ment in a Chicago paper that a man had
boon relieved of this distressing com
plaint , after long suffering , by taking
Aver's Bnrsapiirllln. I then decided to
irake a trial of this * medicine , and took
it regularly for eight months , and am
pleased to state that it has effected a
complete cure. I have since had no 10-
turn of the disease. " Mrs. U. Irving
Dodge , 110 West 125th St. , Now York.
I' Ono year ago I was taken ill with
Inflammatory rheumatism , being con
fined to my house six months. I cnmo
out of the sickness very much debili
tated , with no appetite , nnd my system
disordered In every wav. I commenced
using Aycr's Sarsaparilla and began to
improve nt once , gaining in strength
and soon recovering my usual health ,
I cannot a y too much in praise ot this
well-known medicine. " Mrs. L. A.
Staik , Nashua , N. H.
Ayer's ' Sarsaparilla ,
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. , Lowell , Mass.
Price $1 ; its bottle * , $5. Worlh 45 a bottle.
f total Mb 5 OXP
Bnd. v
Tlio world ought to I know what S. S. B. lisa
done for inoln tlie care I ofa uiallRnant Cancer ,
n hlcli v , na BO bad as t o I bo considered Incur *
bis by the iihjplcktnat fn CliIctiKO. where I
vtenttobotruUcd.Onol of my nclghbora sent
mo a copy of an aihcr-1 tlscmcnt In regard to
Bwlrt'abpcclficand l [ began taUlnjj IU I got
relief from Illo first few dcn-ii ; the pulsonvas
gradually forced out of my cyetoia. and I waa
Boon cured Bound and well. It U now ten
months since I . tal " .
I. I. .M..MH..V * * * quit tMfc * un ° - " * "i. and I have
had no el n ot return of the dreadful disease.
Au faalilu , Jllcli , Dec. SO , ' & .
Bend for bookfl on Blood Dltcasos and Cnnccrs.
ranllcd free. TUB Swirr fin.cipiu Co.
* * * Drnwcr 3. Atlanta. Ga.
NO.O. b.A.No.a)3. ) I'HOI'OHAr.,8 IfOHAHMy
Supplies OHIco of Purchasing nnd Depot
Commissary of Hubslstunco , u. S. Army ,
Omaha , Neb. , July 'M , IStfJ. Sealed pro
posals in triplicate , Mibjuct to the usual condi
tions , will be roielroa nt this olllca at 12
o'clock in . central Btnndard time , on Thuraday.
the fith day of August , ! * > , at which t line ami
place they will be opened in the presence of
bidders for the tarnishing and dolUery at
Omaha , Nob. , the follow lug army supplies , v > z :
Huron. I'refHri-'nce will be Riven to articles of
douitwtla production or inanufncturo. condi-
tlotiH of quality and price ( Including In the price
of foreign productions or manufactured the
duty thereon ) belni ; equal. The rl ht is resorred
to reject any or all bids , iilanlc propoaaU and
Hpecillcattons showing tu detail the articles and
quantities required , and ttlvina full information
na to conditions of contract , will bn furnlRhod
on application to this oIUco. J. W. llAHItlOlilt ,
MuJ.andC. B U.H. A. JyUOdlt
Notice in Ornrtora.
. Proposal' will be received at the
SKAI.KD of county clerk , nouclafi county ,
until Saturday , AUUUKI lutu , at ' p. in , for thu
following road work :
One and one-halt ( Mil miles of tnrnplklug nnd
ten thousand yards of hill work on the road
running eiut and wtut between Bouth Omaha
mid Mlllurtl. known as a continuation of Q
All bids to be accompanied by ourtlDecl
for 1)0.00. The county reserves the vlijlit to reject -
ject any and ull bldu. Specifications to be
found In the county clerk's olhco.
U. D , UOCHE. County Clerk.
TJ e < l by the United States Government. IJndorsect by the heads of the Ortot
nnd Public food Analysts , ns the StrotiRest , Purest nml most Healthful. Dr. Price's
linking Powder ilotn not contain Ammouln , I.lme or Alum , Dr. Price's Dcllclom Flavorlun fix-
tract * , Vnnllla , I.cmon , Ornnge , Almond , Rose , etc. , Jo notcontalu Poisonous Oils or Clicmieiils
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. . Now York. Chloaco. St. Uaulc
Instantly Btoiia the most excruciating pains ; ncvor falli t ) ulo ease to the sufToror
NKUUALQIA , BUIATICA , HKADACHK , TOOfHACllK , or any other 1'AIN , a tow appUqat Ion
act like magic , causing tlio pain to Instantly atop.
pains uiIahiR Iroin clmngo ot Ulot or water or other causes.
DO Cents a Bottle. Sold by UrueclBts.
Steam and. Hot Water Heating and Ventilating
Apparatus and Supplies.
Boilers Steam Etc.
Engines , , Pumps , .
* " ' " ' " ' ' ' - " ' " " + iCH
W * * - * XJAt"l 'Tp"T'"i r TTBB'll IM i
For sale by M. H. Bliss , Omaha , Nabrnslcn.
1513 Dumbs St , Omaha , Nebraska ,
C.- ' the Llauor Habit. PnillJTclr Cared
r AdmlninterlnB Or. Ilalnea'
Golden Bpeelflo.
It can bo Klvun In a cup of codec or tea without be
knowledge ot tlio PCrsou takliiKU ; U absolutely liurm
lo , and will offou a speedy and permanent euro
whether the patient u a moderate drinker or an
Icoliol wrotk. Thnusnno of ilruiikanU bare been
uado temperate men wbi > Uuvo tnken Uotdon Hpoollo
n tliuircotrno without tholr knowlcd onnd to-dujr Uo
IOTO they quit drlnklnK ot Ibulr own tree will. I'l
NlV15K FAILS. The tjriteia once Iraprojnatud wnb
tbe Bpoctllo. It boeoraes an utter Impossibility for the
Iquor nppotlto to oxlat. for nulo bf Kuliu It ( Jo.
: clsti , loth nndUouzlaii ntH.nnd mn nnd rum
at- Gmaha. A.U. Voator & llro. . Council Uluff * .
State Line.
To Glasgow , Ilolfust , Dublin nml Liverpool
From New York Every Tuesday ,
Cabin i > i uge f& to fcfl , according to location ofeta
room. Excursion foj to Ktt.
Btceraf e to nnd from Kuropo ot Lowest Kates.
AUSTIN IMUJWIN & Co. , Oen'l Aitents ,
U U roadway. Now York.
JOILN UI.KQKN , Ueu'lVeatcrn Aiiimt.
1CI Uiwdolpu St , Chicago.
UAUllY K. MOIIES , Agent , Owuba.
Reduced Cablnratos to Glasgow KxlUbltlaa.
3121st Natl Bank Building ,
Omaha , - Nebraska
Low-rates for Cliolca Loans Titles and values
passed upon promptly und loans closed without
dslay. Local corresuouduiiw wanted Iu Me
runka and Iowa.
Nos. 303-404-I7O-CO4.
Capital $400,000
Surplus Jan. 1st , 1889 52,000
HKNHV W. VATES , President.
IBWIH R. KEKD , Vlca Prosldont.
It. 0. CirsiiiNa ,
w. II. 8. HuaiiBS , Cashier.
Cor. 12th and Farnaia 8ta.
A General Dunking Jlusiuesa Transacted.
JTO ran onf i.iro
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UMo iQ.ol for Qlrli and.Vounu . tadl4 . lorB
catalogue addms O. T1IAYKH. J.U I ) . ,
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Civil Englneoilnu. Classics. Ilualnoss.
Hr. Hnv. F. D. IIUNTINOTON , President
LT. COL. W. VEllllKCK. Superintendent.
Conservatory of Music
Minneapolis , Minn.
PIANO Host teucliors only in every depart
ment. Unequalled opportunity ( or study.
OI10AN .0 lessons for $15. Free advautagcs
worth price ot tuition. Alt Instruments , "Lan
guages , lilHtorr. Literature.
VO10E Bend for calendar.
CI1AIH.K3 U. MOUSE. Director.
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wall-on-IIuaaon. CorC. . J. WKHIIIT. n. B. ,
A. F.HYAIT. Comd't ot CadeU.
finperlor location ! excellent t illltls § .
inth prcpnrutloii for cullrve. tclenliuo nolioo or
builnes * . Knl I l rm beirlni Haiit IHlli. IIENIIV.I.
S. A. II. , I'rln. , Aloriiau 1'ark , Cook Co , 111.
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lutnceofIC9 on tlio btomath ,
Tor Men B Uh Pr ier ln , f f
' > lldr4 * In l or tl i , 8d
tf ihlu for All. Ban.
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tilt BowtU ,
tttsuviU.KTKlf N.Jun f , ' 87 ,
nrar Bin i-I have trltd tti
Hungarian niackberry Juice
you 10 kindly sent me. It I *
llio ne plu ultra ot summer
drink ) . II U trio from ulco-
hoi , nllnys tulut , tones tlio
vo organn , has a fin *
arowmlu flavor , nd li joit
tuotliln furdlarrliuial troub
les I term.
T. A. ATCUIBuN , M. D.
- . ! aud Uroccn.
ocoufully uwxj monthly by orer 10.000
Ladies. AroSaKJtctualai * ! Pktiiant
tl per box by rnnil.or At ilruKRU-g. Bealtd
I'nrticulan 3 pottagn etatnpi. Adrircs *
TUB Keasxi CIIKUICAI. Co. , DBTUOR , Hicn.
For sale and by tnstll by Goodman Drug
Company , Omaha.