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OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , AUGUST 1. 1889.
HER HONOR WAS HIS JEST ,
Oaptaln Dompsoy'o Sensational
FLETCHER WAS ONLY FOOLING.
SCho VTItncflS Rnyo the Comrnntiiltint
Admitted Attncklnc His Wife's
Character , lint Bald Ho
Didn't Monti It.
Mndo Merry With Her Nnmn.
Too trial of Lieutenant Colonel Fletcher
1 > y court martini , at Fort Omaha , was con
tinued yesterday morning.
When the court was convened at 10
o'clock , Lloutcnnnt Klnzlo was called In nnd
Ills testimony as offered Tuesdny wns road
to him. A few Immaterial changes wore
mode. The testimony of Captain Mills nnd
Lieutenant YVrlgbt vraa also read to them.
Tbo next witness was Captain Dcmpscy ,
ono of the oflloors who has floured most
prominently In this affair.
"Did you , on the lOlh of June , have an In.
torvlownt Colonel Fletcher's house with
him ! "
"I did. "
"I wus called Into his quarters that morn-
vJng , " continued the witness , "by Mrs. Me-
Parland , who said that Colonel Fletcher had
charged mo with improper relations with his
wltc. I crabbed him t > y the coat collar and
exclaimed , 'Did you say Hint ! ' Ho replied ,
'No , Dcnipsoy , I did nut. 1 want to hare a
talk with you. There Is something back of
all this.1 I told him that I In
tended baring a talk with him.
All the tlraa 'Mrs. McFurland
bad been exclaiming , 'You did make them ;
you did , you know you aid I1 'No , ' said he ,
Idld not. ' 'You did,1 said Mrs. MoParland ,
'and you called my sister n dninnod liar and
a thief. ' 'I did not , ' said Colonel Fletcher.
I then exclaimed 'you did , you d d liar , because -
cause I heard jou. ' "
' What were the allegations maao airalust
"Ho charged her with Improper relations
with inc. "
"So far ns .you are concerned , WAS there
nny ioundatlon for these charges 1"
"Nonn wlmtcvor. "
"Why did you po to Colonel Fletcher's
quarters on the 2-cll"
"It wus in resuonso to a note from htm. "
"Hnvo you that note ! "
"I huvo. "
The note was then introduced in evidence.
It reads us. follows :
O-Sl-'bO Catitam Dempsey Sir : 1 would
bo pleased to see you this morning nnd en
deavor to explain nnd satisfy you lhat the se
rious accusations against mo are erroneous
and misunderstood. I would like to have
present Adjutant Kenzlo , Lieutenant Wright
und nny other oQlcors > ou may wish to have
present. I should like to have , also , Captain
Yours , etc. ,
J. L. FLBTCHBlt ,
Lieutenant-Colonel Second Infantry.
P. S. I never made any remarks dorroca-
Cory about my wlfo or you or Dr. Henderson ,
BO help mo God. In haste ,
J. L. FiKTCHnn.
"Did you comply with this request ! "
"I did. "
"Wero the othorofflcors present } "
"Yes , with the exception of Captain Mills.
whom I nskcd to go with mo. When we went
In ho said the charges npalnst him were
such that ho would like to hnvo all tno
officers of the regiment present. Wo rotircd
nnd summoned the otnor officers of the
"What did ho say at that mooting 1"
"Ho said ho hardly know how to com
mence , but thought it would bo best to be
gin at the beginning , and referred to the
night of the 27th of May nnd the morning of.
the 28th , the night I understood him to have
charjrcd mo with having Improper relations
with his wifo. "
"In this Intorvlow.dld the accused directly
charge you with Imvlnir improper volutions
with his wifol"
"Not in so many xvords , but ho implied it.
Icnuldn'tswcar that ho used the word In
"For what purpose wan this meeting of
ofllccr.i called ? "
"It wns to make an explanation to me. "
"What did ho say in regard to having luaJo
these allegations ? "
"Ho said ho had made the accusations but
did not moan them. "
"Did ho use tuo word 'Infidelity' in con
nection with his wlfo at that interview ? "
"I think not. "
'What charges did ho make ? "
"Ho referred to his accusations of the
mornlni ; of the 10th. "
Cross-examination "Where were you
when summoned Into Colonel Fletcher's
"On the doorstop of his quarters. "
"At what hour ! "
"At 8:30. : "
"Had you summoned any ono of the house-
told ? "
"I was silting tboro with Miss Mlskey. "
"During the time you sat there did Miss
Miskoy go into the house ? "
"No , sir. "
"You were not invited Into the house by
Colonel or Mrs. Flotchort"
"No , sir. "
"Then you went in solely upon invitation
of Mrs. McFarland ? "
"In what room did you find Colonel
Fletcher ? "
"in the sitting room. "
"You llrst passed through a hall way and
the dining room ? "
"Yos , sir. "
"When you first saw Colonel Fletcher
what was llrst said ? "
"Mrs. MoFarlund said , 'Captain Demosoy ,
Colonel Fletcher accuses you with improper
relations with his wife. ' "
' "Wns there any inquiry as to what she
meant by the words improper relations ! "
"Upon this you presumed to take hold of
Colonel Fletcher without waiting for him to
finish the statement that ho had made such
remarks ? "
, "I did not wait. "
"You Imcw then that ho was your superior
officer at this poatl"
"Notwithstanding his denial , upon the
word .of Mm. MoFarland you seized your su
"I did. "
"That seizure was made upon the state
ment of Mrs , McFarland 1"
"During that Interview Colonel Fletcher
did not say to you that ha had used the
words reported to you by Mrs. McFarland
that you had had Improper relation * with
Mrs. Fletcher. "
"Ho did not. "
"How long did you remain therel"
"Ton or fifteen minutes. "
"Did Color ol Flotchoruotsay ho had m da
those Btatomeuts ? "
"Ho Ola. "
After Colonel Fletcher had denied making
thoio statements you called him ad d liar ? "
"No , sir. not m connection with these
"But you did call him a d d liar that
Borning ! "
"Yes. air , but not in connection with tnc o
"At the meeting at Colonel Flotcnor's
quarters on the --nil did the officers present
have an equal opportunity of hearing the
conversation ua younolf I"
"They did. "
"That meeting grow out of what Mrs , Mo
Farland had said , did It not ? "
"Yes , sir. "
"Did not Colonel Fletcher say that ho had
not uiado n charge of infidelity against tils
"No , sirt ho laid that ho bad raado these
"Did ho say what the allegations
"Did he use the word * , 'Improper rela
tions' or 'Infidelity' ' In regard tw youiself and
Mrs. Fletcher ! "
"No. sir. "
"Did he not say ho had maflo these allega
tions or accusations in the heat of passion I"
"Ho dla. "
"Would a stranger present have known by
the conversation to what was referred ) "
"I think so. "
"Did Colonel Fletcher not say that ho felt
hurt by the attundanco of these officers upon
such members ot his family when ho was
able to attend them himself I"
"Ho did. "
"Did ho not say that ho did neb doubt his
wife's purity ! "
"Ho did. "
"Ho also said that ho had seen you at hit
house wbllo returning from n meeting of the
Loyal Legion and going out next morning at
the reveille , and that these thlDBS hurt his
fooling * . "
"Ho said ho had soon mo tboro attending
his sick child the night before nnd that hat
hurt nls feelings. "
Assistant Surgeon Henderson , another ono
of the gentlemen who have bcon made prom
inent in this affair , was the next witness
Ho testified that on the 19th of Juno , whlla
taking breakfast with Lieutenant Wright ,
Mrs. MoFarland called at Lieutenant
Wright's quarters nnd summoned mo to the
door. She said she wanted mo to go to the
commanding ofllccr's ' quarters with her and
refute charges ho had made against mo and
his wife clmrces of adulterous relations. "
"Did you find Colonel Fletcher at his quar
ters ? "
"I did not , "
"Did you endeavor tb find him ! "
"I did. I visited the rooms and the out
houses nnd the barn , There I found his
coachman hitching up his horses , Cnptnla
Dempsey accompanied mo. On the even
ing of the 10th I walked UP to the
quarters of the accused , accompanied by
Lieutenant Wright , The accused sat upon
tbo porch. I said to him : 'Colonol Fletcher ,
I caino hero this morning to sea you on busi
ness , but you ran away. I now have hero n
paper which I wish you to sign.1 Wo pro
ceeded Into tuo dining room , where
thcro was "a light. When we got
in thcro , Colonel Fletcher turned
to Lieutenant Wright nnd asked him
to toll mo what his character was , nnd then
turned to mo and said ho never accused me
of infidelity with lih wlfo and nworc before
God that ho never did. -told him that I
didn't care for his oath and that I didn't bo
Hnvo him and that ho must slen tbo paper.
Ha read the paper after much delay and then
said ho would not sign it. Thereupon I
knocked him down , and , throwing myself
upon him , grubbed him by the throat. Lieu
tenant Wright pulled mo oft and I loft the
An adjournment was then tnUon for lunch ,
TUB AFX1SICNOON SESSION.
Very IjittloNow Testimony of Import
ance Submitted ,
There was but httlo of interest in the af
ternoon session , nnd two or three of tno
officers around the table dropped occasion
ally into the oblivion of sleep.
Dr. Henderson was crtm-oxnnunctl , but
the facts developed wcro practically the
same as stated in his direct evidence.
Ho was asked If ho had over asked Colonel
onol Fletcher for a retraction of the charges
since Juno 19 , and siid ho had not.
"Hoi there over been , " asked ono of the
officers about the table , "any foundation for
charging Mrs. Fletcher of illicit intercourse
"Mo foundation in the least. "
"At the time you assaulted Colonel Fletcher
did ho make nny resistance ? "
"NonothntI appreciated. "
"Did ho make nny at all ) Did tin try to
get up after .you knocked him down ? "
"Well , ho nctrd as though ho didn't like
his rjosltion. "
"Can't you answer the question civilly ?
Did ho try to get up I"
"I think ho did. "
The judge advocate then offered In evi
dence the official dociimcnts ln Dr. Hender
son's case. The first of these was thccuaigcs
preferred against the doctor by Colonel
Fletcher , being n statement of the facts con
nected with the assault. The second was
Dr. Henderson's explanation , lu which ho
most severely arraigned the colonel , und Jus
tified his action in stating his bulluf
that when au officer deported himself
ns ho believes Colonel Fletcher to hnvo dotio ,
ho lost the subordination dun his rank. Ho
denounced him as being cowardly , and
charged that on the 10th of June , when ho
came to town , ho got drunk , und in the
afternoon was too drunk to bo talked to re
garding the nflnir.
The third document was Colonel Fletcher's
answer. In which he denied all the charges
made by Dr. Henderson , and said that the
whole trouble was duo to Mis. McFarland ,
who had wilfully misconstrued remarks
made by him into those allegations. lie
ascribed everything to Mrs. McFarland , nnd
declared that she was responsible for all the
trouble between himself and wlfo , owing to
her gosxiping tongue.
In his statement Dr. Hondnrson said that
ho had been told by Mrs. McFarlnnd of
Colonel Fletcher charging his wife and Cap
tain Dempsey of undue intimacy.
The Judge advocate also introduced the
paper which Dr. Hcndcisou asked Colonel
Fletcher to sign. It reads as follows :
June 11) , 18S > 9. I , the undersigned , J. S.
Fletcher , lieutenant Coloucl of the Indiana
United States Infantry , in the presence of
witnesses , have made remarks most deroga
tory about my wlfo and Captain Dempsey
and Dr. Henderson. Ttieso remarks were
unbecoming in an officer , and wore lies with
out foundation. '
Lieutenant Charles W. Rawen was the
next witness summoned. Ho was ono of the
officers present at the meeting hold at
Colonel Fletcher's quarters. Ho was princi
pally questioned regarding the expressions
used by Colonel Fletcher in regard to the
charges made against his wife and Captain
Dompsoy. Ho could only swear to the terra
"criminal Intercourse. " Colonel Fletcher
admitted during tbo interview that ho had
made the charges. HU words were , "I
admit 1 suld It. "
Cross examination "Did ho not say 'if I
said it ? ' "
"Decidedly not. There was no If about
it , " and the witness could not bo shaken on
this point , despite the efforts of the counsel
for the accused.
"Did you not go to Colonel Fletcher's pre
judiced against him ? "
"No , sir ; I went there disposed to do him
Tha remainder of the lieutenant's evidence
was practically the sainoas that of the other
ofllccrs who attended vho meeting at Colonel
It then being 8 o'clock tlio court adjourned
uutll this morning ,
SHE WANVKD TO DIE.
An Old Feeling O.iuu > Oynr MM. Oath-
Mrs. Catherine Evors is the name of tha
woman who committed sulcldo by hanging ,
near Mlllard ) on Tuesday afternoon. It
seems that the thought of self-destruction
had become a sort of mania with her. Six
years ago she made an unsuccessful attempt
to drown herself , and since that time bos
boon subject Quito often to morose and ap -
parontly insane spelts. Tuesday , about 1
o'clock , Mr. Uyora loft homo to haul sand.
When ho returned late that ovonlng his little -
tlo girl told him mamma had said
she was going away , to bo gone a long time.
Search was made for bor and stio was
finally found hanging to a rafter in the col
lar. Tbo husband then discovered a letter
she had written , telling him that the feeling
of six years uio had come over hur again
and she could not think of living any longer.
She naked him to take good c.iro of their
two children and forgive her the rash act ,
Mrs , Evora accomplished the deed by stand
ing on a chair , lying the rope around her
nook and then kicking the chair over. Tills
left her boav swinging about two feet above
the floor. Coroner Drexel hold an inquest.
1 have used S. S. S. for dobil'ty ' resulting
from chill * and fever , and have lound it to
bo the bcbt tonin and appetizer that I over
took. It also prevented a return of the
A. J. AN UN , Eureka Springs , Ark.
A quintette of pairs were raado happy yes
terday , County Judge Shields Issuing five
marriage licenses. The following were the
contracting parlies ;
Name and residence. Ago ,
Maurice MoNortney , Donison , la . 29
Margaret McMabau , Deniion , lu . 18
Hypollto Rvousaoko , South Omaha . 20
Frances Kanlut , South Omaha. . , . . 23
Martin Eddy , South Omaha . . . 25
Ethel Hill , South Omaha . . . 13
William H , Miller , Lincoln , Neb . 23
Mary Myor , Lul'orto , Ind , . , . . . 27
Gustavo R. Wahlgron. Omaha . 29
Kumta 1C. . Larson , Omaha . , . 20
CooUa sparkling Imperial Clmmimtno
took the premium in the French l xpo-
altion for bouquet. Il U delicious.
AT BEUEVUE RIFLE RANGE ,
The Conditions Unfavorable For
Making1 Good Scores.
A DAY OF CLOUDS AND WIND.
Xlio Final Contest In Firlnc nt Known
Distances Standing of ttio
Tlio JMIIItnry Mnrlcamcn.
Yesterday was the last day's ' shooting at
known distances in the rifle competition at
the Hollevuo range , nnd the work done was
almost ciarvolousiy good , wliou the dUail-
vantages under which the men worked Is
considered. The day was too dreary for
anything. During all the practice
liourt thcro was a gradual settling
down ot an unwelcome , dismal , hazy
gray. Clouds , purple nnd portcnttous ,
hung over the grounds , but they
really meant nothing , but on addition to the
pervading gloom , nud hung soft and motion
less In the nlr. 1'ho nlr was bracing and
came burdened with mellow nnd fragrant
messages from the hills and woods. It was
n typical tlmo for day dreaming , but u very
poor day for sliarpiliootlng.
In tno morning the wind blew 'upon the
range from both the cast and west , sorely
pU7zling the marksmen , whoso scores
depend in a great measure on thnlr
ability to calculate the effect of a current of
wind upon a bullet flrod at n target at u dis
tance of COO yards. Hut the shooting was
great , Just the same. There were few visitors
present , but it was the dual contest In tiring
at known distances , nnd each competitor
wont in to Improve his score.
The llrlng was nt 200 , 800 , 500 nnd COO
yards , ten rounds at each dUtanco. Of the
three score of competitors twenty-four mou
scored more than 100 points in n possible 200.
Lieutenant Huck led the list nt 171 , with
Corporal Itcirdcn 101) ) , nnd Sergeants Samdin ,
Dolu nud Saucr und Private Corrie tied ut
103.Tho appended table shown the standing
of the leading f.volvo men in tlio competi
tion , the results of two days' shooting at
known distances ana ono day's skiinmu
shooting being considoiod :
Gustavo Oarenberg , ASd. . . . t5 !
Albert S.xludin , 1st , Sorg I 8th 335 80 421
Leonard Doitz , IstSergF ITth jua 03 419
Charles El well , Sorg C Sd. . . . 310 03 415
J. A. uoouinu LtTth sin 100 41U
U. 13. LJuclc , 3d Lt l th 819 IK ) 409
John Corrlc , prlv baud ITth. . , sar fcO 407
Uiclid N. UavlUBon , priv E1 8th 80 403
C. H. Cocunin , 2d Lt 7th 70 U99
C. H. Mulr , Sd Lt 17th 329 70 399
.Inmcs W. D.iis , Corp H 10th. : ns 70 891
Park D. Spencer , prlv E 17th. 820 70 890
The usual evening amusements of the sol-
dices wuio foregone last night , und the en
tire attention of both ofllcura and men given
to the discussion ol the competition. The
averages uro so very close among a number
of competitors that the result of to-day's '
skirmish shooting will be required to de
termine who will compose the department
team nnd lu alternate ? .
To-day will bo devoted to skirmish shoot
L' , and to-moirow the rlllo competition will
come to a close and the presentation of
medals bo made by General Brooke.
Relieved From Duty.
The following- officers will bo relieved
on August 2 from active duty at the rlflo
range ut Bollcvue , mid will return -at once
to their respective stations : First Lleutcn-
nnt Charles P. Tyler , Sixteenth infantry ,
Fort Du Chcsuo ; Second Lieutenant George
"W. Mclver , Seventh infantry , FortLarnmic ,
Wye. : Second Lieutenant Abraham P. Buf-
lington , Seventh infantry , Fort Wnahakie ,
Wye , ; Sccond'Lloutenant Colvillo M. Petit ,
Eighth infantry , Fort Niobrarn , Nob. ; Sec-
Lieutenant Samuel Sony , Jr. , Twenty-first
infantry , Fort Biidger , wyo. ; Second Lieu
tenant Alunroo McFarland , Twenty-firs' , in
fantry , Fort Sidney , Neb.
Pears' soap is the most elegant toile
THE LAST SAW RITES.
Tlio Funeral nnd Interment of tlio
Larc John W. Gannett.
The funeral exorcises over the remains of
Mr. John Gannett were held yesterday
at S p. m. , at his late homo -110 Cass street.
Rev. Joseph Duryco , LL.D. , presided.
The remains lay in a beautiful casTcet on the
silver plato of which was cngravod hii name.
Numerous and costly llor.il offerings graced
the bier , tan last tribute ot warm friends ,
and a largo number of persons gathered to
witness the final sad rites. The following
gentlemen acted as pall boares : Messrs.
S. T. Josselyn , E. M. Morsman , Thomas L.
Kimball , J. H. Millord , F. C. BullockJudge
Savage , William H. Burns , J. E. House and
L. M. Bennett , all being warm friends of the
deceased. The remains were interred m
Forest Lawn cemetery , where it was his re
quest to bo laid away , as ho preferred to bo
buried in Omaha , whoio ho performed the
best work of his life , although all his rela
tives live In Boston.
John Francis , general passenger agent of
the Burlington , who has just returned from
Chicago where ho attended a meeting of the
trans-continental association , said : "Thoro
is considerable spoculattoa as to the result of
the present conference relative to the future
of the trans-continental association. There
are but two wavB out of the trouble : Ono
to rccogni/u the demand of the Canadian
Pacific for differentials on trans-continental
freight ; the other to ignore the demand ,
which would result m the collapse of the
association , ns the Canadian Pacific , the
prime factor , would certainly withdraw.
The Interested lines have decided to look
Into the matter carefully and If the Canadian
Pacific be right in its differential demand
the other lines will likely make the conces
sion. " It was reported in the press dis
patches sent out from Chicago
cage thnt the Southern Pacific
had refused to recognize the demands of the
Canadian Pacific , but Mr. Francis , who was
present at the mooting , which was held pri
vately , stated that the Southern Pacific had
not taken suck a stand.
Who In "Section Boss ? "
A letter was received In Omaha yesterday
addressed to the "Section Boss of the
Union Paclflo railway , " purporting to have
been written by John Barton , of Wilbor ,
Nob. , sheriff of Sallno county. In the letter
the "section boss" was Instructed to arrest a
man named Andrews who bud escaped from
Jail at Beatrice , July 'M. The description
given of the alleged fugitive was that bo was
shackled when ho loft Jail , and that ha was
"soon walking on thn railroad track in the
direction of Omaha , wearing a pair of alli
gator boots. " The sheriff guaranteed the
' section boss J-50 reward for the man with
the alligator boots. "
Freight Trains Collide.
A rear end collision occurred oa the St.
Paul & Omaha Tuesday oveninguoarBrlggs
station , between two freight trains , in which
two cars wore derailed and smashed up and
an cngino badly damaged. At the above
point a branch road loads out from the main
line to South Omaha. Tbo train on the
Omaha was backing up m the direction ol
South Omaha , and an UlUhorn trulo , loaded
with live stock for Chicago , was pulling out
on tbo same track. The tralnmun discov
ered the situation and succeeded In bringing
their train * almost to a stop before they
collided. Too damage U Blight ,
The YolloiVBtuno I'urk Kxourslon.
The attach6s of the passenger department
of the Union Pacific state that the excursion
to Yellowstone park , August 8 , will bo ono
of the grandest atfuirs of the season. The
list of oxcuruloniaU already includes the
names of many of tbo representative busi
ness men of this city.
J. M. Brown , of tbo passenger department
of tbo Union Pacific , has been promoted to
iho position of n l tant chief clerk , vice
Ilayler , promoted to cnioT clerk.
X Q. PMlllppl. of tn'o Missouri Pacific , has
returned from ICansiwOlty.
J. Francis , Ronoral > pj\n cngor ngcntof the
Burlington , hns returned from Chloaeo.
John Lnngtry. superintendent of bridges of
the Union Pacific , has'f 6noto Cheyenne.
Superintendent Re44egulo nnd Trainmaster
Baxter , of the Union Pacific , have gone to
Daniel W. Johnson , Michigan pastonger
agent of the Union Pacific , with headquar
ters nt Detroit , is in Ottiaha ,
George Roper , of tlii jftmengcr department
of the Union Pacific , him gone to Denver in
the capacity ot chief cleric of the division
agency recently established at that place.
The Atlantic express on the Union Pnciflo
arrived from the west In three sections. The
first and second sections ! were composed of
cars Indoti with silks nnd teas from. Cblnit ,
nnd fruits from California.
John Gannon , the man who was Injured
while at work on n Union Pacific anotv shod ,
was taken to the hospital at Jacksonville , 111. ,
for treatment. Ills expenses were berne by
tbo local order of Odd Fellows , of which ho
is n member.
P. J. Clansoy , who. until one year ago , was
employed the Union I'acifio In the yards nt
this place , has been sentenced to four yours
nnd nine months in tlio penitentiary for null
ing liquor contrary to the atnto laws of Kan
sas. Ho was conducting a saloon at Armour-
dale , Kan ,
For a disordered liver try Bccchum'B Pills-
VOUNtt ll/VMKlj , TllU ADONIS.
Ho Talks About the Recent Scnsa-
tlonnl Society JDrninn.
A Chicago paper publishes n Utica dispatch
In which an interview Is given with Fred J.
Hamol , who took the "heavy part" in tlio
Barton-Bridges society drama. Ho said :
"I first mot Miss Bridges In Ogdonsourg , "
ho said , "at the homo of her aunt , whuro I
have been boarding since going thoro. The
young lady lived with her aunt , nnd an inti
mate acquaintance sprang up between us. I
liked her , and the feeling was reciprocated.
Wo attended balls and parties together and
frequently wont out walking , The marriage
question was propounded , but she thought It
would bo well to wait awl.lie before becom
ing Mrs. Hnmol. When Miss Bridges wont
to Omaha a year ago on a visit she corres
ponded with mo and I then learned of her
engagement to Mr , Barton , After her re
turn homo she seemed pleased at her good
fortune and referred to the coming eveut
with seeming pleasure. "
Young Hauicl said thnt Miss Bridges ,
when the time for tbo wedding approached ,
told him that she and her husband would
spend their honeymoon at Montreal , and in
vited him to call upon thorn , "I went there. "
ho added , "in company with n friend nnd saw
Mr. and Mrs. Burton , but had no Intention
of carrying out any evil designs. The law
yer who is mentioned as being in league with
me is known to Mr. Barton , nnd if ho con
ceived any plot to have the pair separated
Miss Bridges was ignorant of it , "
Hnmol positively refused to glvo the law
yer's name. Ho said , however , that every
one In Ogdonsburg knew him. Some of
Hauiol's frlonds said to-day that the man's
name was Highnn.
"It is true , " ho said , "that Mrs. Barton
bos numorous'luttors ' slnco her
sent me mar
riage. In some of them she said slid was
tired of her Ufa withiUarton and she longed
to bo back with roe. and , . I believe she meant
what she wrote : Sue said she was willing
to take any chances on getting 'tho old man , '
as she termed him , to leave her , and wanted
my assistance. I toldllicr 1 loved her , but
did not see how sha. > could got away from
When asked if ho arranged the plot to
drug Barton , Hamcl qvudcd the question ,
but said ho wns not alone in the case. Hamol
is nerfcctly indifferent'to his position , and
savs that his reputation.cannot bo smirched
nny moro than it has been , and he seems
willing to lot matters talto their course. Ho
believes that n law sult'will grow out of the
novel case und that several men besides him
self will take leading parts. > Ho said that ho
had heard from Mrs. Barton within the past
few days , but would not disclose the letter's
contents beyond the fact that she spoke of
her marriage as oeinc unsatisfactory.
It Is runioicd about town tc-night that
Haracl intends horsewhipping at sight his
lawer friend who botraibd him and gave
away the scheme. The lawyer has disap
peared since the mibllcation of the story and
is believed to bo in Chicago.
It is known by Hamol's intimate friends
that he wants the matter kept shady , and for
that reason it is not likely that the lawyer
will return to Ogdensburg. Hnmol says that
ho will not marry Mrs. Barton ,
Horsford'a Acid Phosphate
Relieves the Feeling of Lassitude
so common m mid-summer , and imparts
THE PAKE Pl N'T SUIT HIM.
James Robblns Bought Lunch and
Threw It in the Street.
James Robblns , a clerical looking gentle
man on the shady side of life , piid a fine of
$3.50 in the police court yesterday for
buying a meal at the "Ono Minute Coffee
House , " and then throwing it in the street
because It didn't suit him.
James Russell was sent to the county Jail
for thirty days for having appropriated a
saddle and a pair of pants belonging to John
Thomas Owens walked off with Max Ham
burger's grip , from the Turf Exchange , nnd
will bo charged with grand larceny.
E. Bortrand was accused of having exposed -
posed his person to little Gussle Mattsou , on
Burt street. Bertram ! made a statement that
secured a continuance of his ease. Ho is a
wood-worketr employed in ono of the planing
mills of the cjty.
Mrs. Brady , the old lady who occupies the
bouso located at the intersection of Eighth
and Dodge streets , was arrested Tuesday
charged with throwing rocks at some of her
neighbors wbo were annoying her. She was
released by Judge Boiku the prosecution
failing to appear.
Garbargo Collector Lazarus of the Fourth
ward has been deposed.
Count Pulaskl threatens to resign because
ho has been reduced from his position as
court oQlccr to that of an ordinary patrol
James Callahan , living at Fourteenth and
Wobator streets , has caused the arrest of G.
W. Eckort and Fanttlo Eckort on tbo charge
of using insulting and profane language ,
Charles Moran has been arrested for steal
ing a revolver from Joseph Thompson.
Moran is a young lad who wanted to bo a
tough and considered the possession of a revolver -
volvor ono of tbo first' requirements.
Molan & Hronnnn sold a show-caso to a
firm on Loavouwortb street and then toolc
possession of it to squar/q / a bill against the
firm. A warrant has been Issued for their
arrest on the charge bf larceny.
Eight small boys , ranging in ago from four
to eleven years , woro.arrnigned before Judge
Berka yesterday , charged with malicious
destruction of property" by breaking windows
in the house of S. Netzo , On South Thirteenth
street. Notzo had no evidence whatever
against the boys ando they were discharged.
William Dally has bpqn placed under bonds
of $200 to answer in the'district court to the
chnrgo of having assaulted his wlfo.
James Craig , a barlWbpor nt Bellamy's
place , has boon arrcstedlpn u charge of hav
ing assaulted Ada Browu
An liiiportn'iji ) , Element
Of the success of Ifooa's Snvsapimlla Is
the fact that every purchaser receives a
fair equivalent for his monoy. Tlio
familiar headline , " 100 Doses Ono
Dollar , " stolen by imitators , is original
with and true only of Hood's Saraapnr-
illa. This can easily bo proyen by anyone
ono who desires to test the matter. For
real economy , buy only Hood's Sarsa-
parilla. Sold by all druggists.
Talmngo Will Hn Here.
A genuine attraction has bcon secured by
the Fair and Exposition association , On
Tuesday morning , September 8 , at 11 o'clock
sharp , the celebrated divine , Rev , T. DoWitt
Taluiago , will lecture on tbo grounds. Tbo
uanagor hopa this will bo appreciated by
the publlu , especially as no extra charge will
bo made on that day. Tills is said to bo the
doctor's last tour , as hereafter no will devote -
vote tils whole time outsldo the pulpit to
book * and literature ,
MEM'S SHOES BOYS'
In our Shoo Dopnrtnicnt you mil find nil kinds of reliable shoos for mon nnd boys , nt prices much
lower thnn the snino grndo o goods can bo bought for olsotvhoro. Onrimmonso Irado in Clothing nnd
Furnishing Goods hns bcou built tip by giving well mndo goods nfc close prices , nnd our Shoo Depart
ment is carried on on the sruno principle. We make n saving to you of from 50c to $2.50 on ovcry pair
of Shoes. This will bo plain to you if you compare our goods nnd prices.
Mon's good Buff Shoos , WAHRAKIKD AM , SOLID LEATHER , in Congress , Lnoo and Buttons , nil styles o
toes , nt$1.25 ; sold Ly shoo stores nt 81.78.
Men's good Cnlf Slices in Congress und Lnce , rogulnr $2,50 Shoes nt $1.75.
Our $2.50 fine Calf Shoos hnvo already n splendid reputation. They nro Ward well , hand sowedJmvo
perfectly smooth insole nnd nro absolutely free from wnr , lasting tax or fitting nails. They nro so flexi
ble thnt anybody nnd everybody can wear thorn. Shoo stores would ask you fcr the smuo shoes $3.50.
Wo hnvo them in nil shapes mid different toes.
Our § 2,75 Shoo is tin excellent quality of Calf , genuine Goodyear welt , all styles tocsplnin nnd tipped.
For $3.)0 ( ) wo sell shoes mndo of the finest American calf or kangaroo , hand welt , nnd oillho very finest
workmanship ; every pair warranted to give satisfaction.
The very best French Calf Shoe , strictly hand sowed , is sold by us for $5.50. This is the best wo carry.
There is positively no bettor shoo mndc , nnd you make a grout mistake if you think by paying moro
money you get n bettor shoe. Every shoe store will charge you for the same quality and mnko $7.50 or $8
Boys1 Shoes , good nnd strong , in Button , Lnce or Congress , from § 1.15 up.
Wo ' 'guarantee" all shoos we nro selling from $2.50 up. You know what our "guarantee" means.
Please Note During July and August we close at 6:30 : p. m. ; Saturday
at 1O pi , m.
Corner Douglas and Fourteentli streets , Omaha.
WANT ELEOTItlO RIOTOUS.
Rapid Transit Needed In the North-
went Portion of tlio City.
Rapid transit is the need ot the northwest
portion of the city. Property owners in that
section are anxious to have some ono ostub-
listi nnd operate nn electric street car line
over the tracks of the old Benson lino. This
extends from the corner of Lowe avenue
and Cuuilng street along the avenue to
Hamilton street , east on Hamilton to the
military avenue , then northwest on the nvo-
nuo to Arthur street , west to Wadsworth
street and finally west on the Military ave
nue to Hcnson Plnco.
A meeting of property owners , including
Messrs. Holbrook , Kuhn , Loback , Connell ,
Steinberg , Flack , Parker , Tukcy and Bu rk-
hanscr , wus held at the ofllco of Attorney
Tukoy yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Tukev outlined the situation In open
ing the meeting. Ho said in substance that
Benson's car service was unsatisfactory , because -
cause too sldw and too long between trips ;
that Benson had tired of his venture and
would give thirty acres of land and throw in
the car line on the side to any ono of the up
town companies which should take it oil his
hands and operate it by electricity. Mr. Ben
son's neighbors should also give something.
The fast service couldn't bo had for love , and
all wcro to bo equally bencfitted by it. Ho
understood that eighty acres of land , the
track and $5,000 to erect the poles ana elec
tric wires was about what ono of the old
companies would expect if taking it in hand
nnd contracting to give the sort of service
that rules on uptown lines.
Sono ono said that if Benson was willing
to give the track , whish coat him $18.000 ,
and thirty acres of land , the remainder of
them should bo able to do the rest. While
enthusiasm was highest Mr. Tuko.v offered
to the ccntlcinen present a subscription paper
nnd solicited n starter. But they were coy.
Finallv a committee of four Congressman
Connell und Messrs. Steinberg , Flaclc and
Tukoy were selected to learn on what
terms the Mercer motor company would take
and operate the line ; also to learn how gen
erously the big land holders out there would
is credited with saying that
"Lovo is the only bow on life's dark
cloud. " If the" colonel was troubled
with cramp , colic , or oholora morbus ,
ho would , wo believe , admit that there
wore two and that the other ono was
Chamborluin's Colic , Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. These who try this
remedy under such distressing circum
stances become its most enthusiastic
AN AGREEMENT REACHED.
Frnnbf Johnson Will Settle With tbo
Sidney Bank Creditors.
Another agreement has been entered Into
between Frank Johnson and agents of the
Sidney bank creditors for a settlement of
that concern's affairs. This time Mr. John
son pledges himself in a written contract to
pay , either in money or its equivalent , the
sum of $4-1,000. Mr. Rickets , the county
treasurer at Sidney , whosg- claim is for
$17,000 , arrived hero yesterday and closed
the agreement lost evening. Mr. Mclntosb ,
attorney for nnd representative of the prin
cipal depositors , gave Mr. Johnson assurance
that the arrangement will bo satisfactory ,
and with that understanding both parties
have attached their names to it. Johnson
refuses , however , to acknowledge that he
was evsr a partner in the ban If. Ho ac
cepted this as the easiest way out of a bad
predicament , and will turn over to the cred
itors $44,000 , and they can divide it among
themselves as they see lit. Wo real estate Is
included In the deal.
Young Morgan's relatives have steadfastly
refused to do anything towards helping to
settle up his affairs.
The Ordinance Quietly Killed. '
The council hay defeated the ordin
ance granting to the Kitchen Bros , permis
sion to on close the balconies and parches on
the Fourteenth street side of the Pitxton
house , and to convert the space into suites of
rooms. The request was made by tlio hotel
firm several months ago , and has boon up for
consideration several times ,
borne of the councilmcn , notably Ford and
Snyder , have constantly opposed the pro
posed change , claiming that it would bo setting
ting a bad precedent , and that if such per
mits wore granted the streets would soon bo
badly disligurod bv remodeled buildings
that cncrouch upon the street lino. When
the ordinance came up for its final passage
n majority of the umncilmou registered their
votes agaiua it.
The commissioners hav'o two clerks at
work on tax lists extending back to 1859 ,
with u view to correcting mistakes whluh
have cost the county ubout (50,000. These
mistakes are due , it Is claimed , to the fact
that assessments of cnurch nnd other
exempted property entered on lists sent to
the state auditor and stricken oft afterwards
by the commissioners here , have created a
debt against Douglas county In the auditor's
ofllco. The work now Is to tlnd till these
mistakes nnd huvo the auditor give credit
for them on his books.
IMIcsl Piles ! I'llost
Dr. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will
euro blind , bleeding and itching plies when
other ointments have failed. It absorbs the
tumors , allays the itching at onto , acts as a
poultice , gives instant relief. Dr. Williams'
Indian Pile Ointment is prepared only for
piles and itching of the private parts , and
nothing else. Every box is warranted. Sold
by druggists , or sent by mall on receipt of
price , < HJo and tl per box.
WILLIAMS' M'FO CO , , Prop's.
Cleveland , O.
THK 1 AND OP
lar , ptrtoHlt.3frr9.g- .
CUf E T0r\
SANTA : ABIE ; AND ; GAT : R : CURE
For sale by Goodman Drug Co
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural Inws
whlcn govern the opornlloni of digestion ami nutri
tionand bja careful appllcntlon of the Una proper
ties of weltioloctcd Cocoa , Mr. Blips has provided our
breakfmt tables with it ilellciitely iliivorort IIOVPHWO
which muysuvous many lienvy doctors'Mil * It Is
liy tlio Judicious use ot such articles of illot thnt a
constitution muv be gradually built un until atronjr.
pnoiiKli to roilst every tendency to d sense. Hun
dreds of Mlullo nmlnr1l < ? aio llonttnc arouna us ronrty
to nttiick wherever there Is a weitk point.Somny
rscupu runny n fatal cnuftliy kecpliiK ouraelvei neil
turtliludwltb pure blood And a properly nourished
frnmo. " Civil Servlco Unlolto.
MiuloBlmply with liulllni ; uiiioror mllU. Sold only
In hnlf pound tins by ( iroocrs Inuelod thus :
JAMES EPPS& CO.no , a
NO.3. L.A.No..V > 1. PUUrOBALS KOlt AHM Y
Supplies Olllco of I'uichitslng and Depot
Commissary of Subsistence , U. S. Army.
Oimthu. Neb . July a , 1W > . Sealed pro-
posala in triplicate , xubjuct to the usuiil condi
tions , will bu rocelved ut this olflco ut ti
o'clock : m. , centiul Htaudiud time , on 'lhui ilay.
the 8th day of August , ln.su , at which time and
place they will be opened in the presence ot
bidders for the furnishing nnd delivery nt
Omaha , Neb. , the following army supplies , viz :
liacon. Preference will bo Kivun to articles of
domestic production or manufacture , condi
tions of quality and price ( tncludlnu In the prlcn
of foreign productions or inanufauurui the
duty thereon ) Imlim equal. ThurlKlitlsrc-Horvoil
to reject any or all bids , lllimk propositls and
upocllicatlons shou Ins in detail the urtlcle und
iiuuntltlex required , and glvlntc full Information
as to conditions of contract , wilt bo furnlHhnd
on application to this olllco. J. W. UAUItlQISlt ,
JIaJ. and C. B. , U. 8. A.
Sealed proposals will be received by the board
ot directors of the liroken How \Vatcr Works
Company , of Ilroken itow , Nabinska , up to
noon of August 6th. IN > 0 , for bulldlna a reser
voir , to hold one million and a quarter Kullonn
of water , all In accordance with the plans and
specifications , which may bo ocn at the olllco
of James Holland , In Ilrokon Dow , Neb ,
Hid * will be received for doing unr portion or
the whole of the worlc , mild work not to commence -
menco later tlmn August iStli.UHi. to be com-
plnted not later thau No\ umber 1st , IBS' ' ) .
The company resei res the right to reject any
and all bids. HKOKKN How WATKU WOIIKH Co.
JOHN ItrESK , 1'renldcnt.
JAMES HOI.TA I ) , Secretary. J K dlt
Notlno to Ornao - .
SKAI.EI ) Proposal * will be received at the
olllco of county clerk , llouulus county ,
until Saturday. Auisust luth , nt a p. ui , for the
following loud work :
One and one-halt ( IVil miles of turnplklnt ; and
ten thousand yards of hill wont on tliu road
running east and west bttween South Omaha
mid Mllliml , known as a continuation of Q
Ail bids to be accompanied by certified check
forKO.00. Tlio county reservi-s tjie ii ht to re
ject any and all bids , ftpucifkations to be
found In the county clork'u ollicv ,
jyfJtoalOnue > 1. I ) . KOCIIK. ( Xitmty Clnrk.
QUAItMiltMASTIilCS OKP/GK- /
\J Omftlia. Neb. , July -'i' ' , IHJ. Healed propo-
gala , lu triplicate , will lie rocelved at tliUolliru
until two o'clock p. m , August ? .i , KM. ut
whkh Unit ) and plau > they will tin opened for
furnish tue and < ] llv rm ) ; to the Ouirtermuv
tor's Department In thU city , or at other points
spec ! lied by the bidder , thlrty-Ilvn ( Hlruvulry
lioraos U , H. ie ervo4rlcht to rojactthe uliolo
or any part of any bid. und to consider bids for
.ft lean number of her 04 than tlio number ad
vertised for. Preference Klvea to artUlofi of
doinuntlf production , conditions ot pil-o ana
quality bulng equal , and no tomract will be
awarded for furnUhlnu article * of foreign pro.
ductlon uhoH tliu article of rultablo quality of
domostlc production can bo obtained , lllunk
forms for Wilding and circular Klvlni ; full Information -
formation and requirement * furnished on up.
plication to this oillco. I nvelopes containing
proposals ihould bo mnrksd " 1'roponuls for
cavalry horjos , " und addressed to th under.
RlcneJ. WM. U. UU < ! HUB , Deputy Uuurter-
luueter Oeuerul. If. 8. A. , Chief yuurtormu.ler ,
ESTABLISHES 1351 I 188 So.
Chicago , Ills , ( ClarkOt.
Tlio Regular Old-Established
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Is ctlll Treating with the Greatat
'SKILL ' and SUCCESS
Chronic , Nervous anfl Private Diseases.
es-NERVOUS DEBILITY , Lott Manhood ,
Palling ; Memory , Exhausting Drains , Terrible
Drtams , Head and Back Ache and all ( he effecu
leading to early dccuy and peilupt Coniurnptlonoi
Insanity , treated scientifically by new method * with
Of SYPHILIS and all bad Blood and Skin Ola.
sases permanently cured.
i-KIDNEYand URINARYcomplalnts.GUet ,
Gonorrhoea , Strlctu re , Varlcocele and all ilbeaiu
of the Oenlto-Unnity Orgies cured promptly without
injury to Stomach , Kldntyi or other Organs.
49No experiments. Age andexperience lm
portant. Consultation free and aacred.
scar Send 4 nnts postage for Celebrated Workn oa
Chronic , Nervous and Delicate Diseases.
VST Those contemplating Mairiate send for Dr.
Clarke' * celebrated guide Male and Female , each
15 cents , both 35 cent ! ( itamm ) . Consult the old
Doctor. A friendly Utter cr call may tavefuturcsufltr-
Ing and shame , and add golden years to life. 3Boot !
"Life's ( Secret ) Errors , " 50cents ( stamps ) . Mtdicini
nd writincj sent everywhere , secure from exposure.
Houn,8lo8. Sui.dsysg to it. Address
F. D. CLARKE , ( Vs. D. .
largest , fasten
I'uascnEor accommodations unexcelled ,
New York to r.lverpnol Tin Qucrnnf ow <
The Celebrated rrhoHlnest Slunm-1 AnnOl
Ullvoi-JCumeUhlp Intho World. ! AUgi L\ \
New York to Glasgow via Loadondorrj
Anrhorla. . . , Augusta I Rlrcosslo , . . AujsustSl
Kuruessla . . . August 10 I Kthlopla..August 31
Davonla , . . . . August 17 I Anchorla Bept. 7
With regular weekly Ballings thereafter.
SAI.oox to GlasKOir , Llveriwol , Derry , llolfaator
QueenstoTrntiOla ID by ( lla > oir stcamtrs , HI and
upnnnls by "City ot Homo. " Bocond Class IW. Htocr-
ate Ui. Kreurslon rates reduced available for either
rjtitc. thus alvliiK privilege of seeing In ono trip thj
Illvcr Morser , 1'lcturesquo Clyde , North and Uoulb ol
KXCtlllSIOVSTO PAni1 ? Oil OONTINBTTAL TOtmi on
rx > wKSTTKIiM8. Travelers'Circular letters of Crodl
nnd Drafts for any amount at lowest current rates
Apply to nny of our local ajenti or to
linnilorHon Brothers , Ohluago , 111.
II. 8. HAM , .
11. V , MOOIIKS.
C. II. MAUES.
Health is Wealth !
DiuE. 0. WMT'S NIIIVB > ND DRAIN
UBNT , aguaranteed speclllo for Hy terls , Dlzzl *
DOSS. Convulsions , Pits , Nervous Neuralgia ,
Headache. Nerrous Prostration caused by the
use of alcohol or tobacco. Wakefulness , Mental
In either sex. Involuntary Loisti smd Spormat-
ortitoa caused by ov xertnnof ! the brain.Bolt-
abuse or overindulgence. Kacb box coatolni
ena month's treatment. 11.00 a box , or six bores
for IS.OO.eont by mill prepaid on receipt of price.
WB GUARANTEE ! SIX BOXES
To cure any case. With each order received by
u for six boxes , accompanied with § 5.00 , w win
aend ths purchaser our written guarantee to refund -
fund tbe money It the treatment does not effect
cure. QuaramUos Issued only by Goodmtl
Drug Co. , DrugKlats , Sol * Agents , 1110 Varnam
treat. OmaU * fob , , -
RomnrUrvblo for powerful sympathetic
tone , pllublo action und absolute dura
bility ; 80 yours' record tlio bust fruuran-
too of tlio excellence of those instru
NATIONAL BANK ,
U , S. DEPOSITORY , OLIAIU , NEB.
Cupitul . . , . & 00.000
Surplus Jan , 1st , 1880 . 62,000
OW1CIU18 AM ) IJIUKCrrOltg ,
W. VAUCH , I'rcwldiint.
WiH H , HEED. Vlco I'resldout.
A. K. TotiSAl.lN
W. V. MOIIHK ,
II. C. C'UHIIINO ,
J. N. U. PATRICK.
> V. II. H. lloaucg , CMhlor.
THE IRON BANK ,
Cor. U'th and ruriiam Kta ,
A Clonorul Uaiiklnj ; Iluslnena Transacted.
kM RUE Yftn'l " 11 urinary troubles easily , ciulclc-
MUrlC I lyaiideafoly cured byUOOTLTUA O r > -
aules. Hevorui case * cured in seven days. Sof. '
Httl-M ) per liDX. all druuvcUtu , or by mall ttr
pocUuaM't'jfUo , ir WUlten N. If , Jfullir
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