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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , AUGUST 15 , 1889.
It Doponda Upon the Sonlod Vordlot
of the Court Martial.
CLOSE OF THE GREAT TRIAL-
General Impression That tlio Dofcntt-
nnt linn Iiocii round Not Guilty as
to the Graver Charges
Note * .
At the nssomblltlK of tlio Fletcher court-
uinrtinl yesterday morning the record of
Tuesday was read ami approved.
Captain Porter , the Judge ml vacate , made
n short speech , closing for tlio prosecution.
The court room was tlion ordered cleared
at 11:150 : o'clooic , and the court wont Into con
sideration of the charges.
At 12:45 : the doors were reoooncd ana it
was announced that n verdict had boon
reached. Tha Import of It , however , could
no bo ascertained.
The defendant nnd counsel felt satisfied ,
because of the short time required to arrive
fit a conclusion , that the verdict was favora
ble to the accused. If .the charircs were sus
tained in any manner , they would bo those
in the main of minor Importance.
Speculation was pretty ueucrally Indulged
among the members of the garrison as to
what would bo the outcome of the trial.
Some hold that Colonel Fletcher would be
dismissed the service. Others that ho would
bo honorably discharged. Others , mill , held
that ho would bo found guilty on some of the
lighter charges and perhaps temporarily re
lieved of duty , which they said would virtu
ally amount to a leave of absence.
It is understood that Dr. Frank L. Hen
derson , the gentleman who attached Colonel
Fletcher , has applied for the cancellation of
bis contract. The gentleman is a young
physician and is known now as the acting
assistant surgeon of the fort , having been
ordered Uiero n few days ago , from the rifle
range at Bellevue , where he was succeeded
by Acting Assistant Surgeon Honr.v S. Has-
kln. The cause of this transfer was the
subject of some speculation on the part of
some of the best Informed officers of the gar
rison. To them It appeared as if It were the
intention to have the younc gentleman as
near as possible at hand at the close of the
trial , in the event of his being needed for
any puroosc. This hypothesis was based
upon the understanding that IJr. Henderson
was as amenable for his attack upon Colonel
Fletcher as he would bo if ho were an en
listed man ,
' 1 ho theory , however , seems not to bo a
tenable one , because many of the best in
formed men in the service bold that no action
In a military rourt could bo brought agulnst
the doctor for his assault. What could bo
done , however , they said , would bo to cuncnl
Dr. Henderson's contract. The doctor holds
this opinion himself , and further has an
nounced that ho has asked to have his con
tract canceled. Ho Intends to take a trip to
. .Europe and study for several years , having
found , ho claims , life at the range a waste
"What can bo done with 'Lieutenant
"Wright , who was present wnon Fletcher
Was assaulted. Will ho bo charged as an
"I don't think ho will , " said an ofilcor.
"It could not bo proved that ho know what
Henderson's intent in calling upon the
colonel was. Besides , I think the authori
ties are tired of the dirty scandal which has
been occasioned and the discredit it has re
flected upon the service , and will be only too
glad to drop it. Wright , anyway , in a couple
of duys goes to Lcavenworth , whore ho has
boon assigned to the school of instruction. "
"How about Captain Demusoy's easel"
"There will bo little , U anything , done
with him , either. "
"What has been Mrs. Fletcher's object
In returning to Omaha. You. remember
when she loft it was stated she would never
return to the city ? Do you think she will
be reconciled to her husbandt"
"I cannot understand her return it has
talccn us all by surprise. I cannot believe it
was curiosity which prompted her to return.
If it was I am very sorry. I can hardly bo-
Hove cither that she intends to return to her
husband. Still wo can't toll what the lady
may do. " .
Immediately after adjournment of court
ycsteidayall the members came to town.
They rendezvoused at the Puxton. They
'wero ' joined by a number of other officers ,
and among the latter , particularly , the ver
dict was the engrossing subject of conversa
tion.Dr. . Henderson was seen , nnd , when asked
regarding his opinion as to what the verdict
would bo , said : "Idon'tknow. Nobody ex
cept the court and the Judge advocate know ,
1 don't think Colonel Fletcher will bo ac
quitted. Ho may got some light punishment
suspension for a time without pay. "
"When will the verdict be knownl"
"It depends. If it be a verdict of guilty it
xnay take months before it will bo ascer
tained. The verdict will first go to the de
partment commander. If it bo nn acquittal
It will bo announced immediately. If not ,
It will bo forwarded to the president"
"What will ho do with lU"
"Ho will review the case , nnd that may
take hulf a year. In the meantime , there
will bo a chance for friends to work to se
cure executive clemency and all that , you
linow. " .
Lieutenant Wright , whoso name figures
above , said that of course ho could not toll
what would bo the verdict. He knew , how
ever , what ho thinks It should Co. It might
bo u favorable ono , and yet the colonel might
receive the whole of the penalty.
O Another ofllcor , holding an exalted posi
tion , in u consorvatlvo manner said ho was
not disposed to think lightly of the matter.
Some pretty strong things bad boon told by
some of the witnesses which he thought
could not but have nn effect upon the jury.
Besides , tbeyohad not impeached the testi
mony of .Miss MisVcy.
"Yes , " said another ofllcor , ' 'and when a
' wltncsss's testimony Is not impeached , It
tends to strengthen the testimony of nn 'Im
peached witness who has sworn to the same
statement of facts. "
Captain Roy , acting judge advocate , said :
"Tho entire proceedings in the case , with
the verdict , will first go to the adjutant gen
eral of the department , and from him to tha
Judge advocate of the department for exam
ination as to correctness and legality. The
judge advocate will then take all the papers
to the commanding general of the depart
ment , who approves or disapproves of the
action of the court. In all cases except dis
missal , the action of tha"department com
mander is final. All cases of dismissal , 11
approved by the department commander , gc
to the president. If disapproved by the de
partment commander , that ends the mutter. "
As soon as the proceedings and finding ol
the court have boon received at department
headquarters , the acting judge advocate.
Captain P , H , Hay , will examine them and
will then proceed to Camp Qoorgo Crook ,
near Fort Robinson , and deliver the papers
in person to General Brooke , who Is witn
the troops in the field nt that point.
Lust night Captain Ray was ordered to
proceed to Fort Robinson. There Is no
doubt that , when ho loaves , ho will bear the
verdict with him.
Two of the prosecuting witnesses and
Captain Clapp , counsel for the uofouso , were
Been last nlcht and it was their unanimous
opinion that Colonel Fletcher bad been ac
quitted BO far as violating article of war 01 ,
in being guilty of acts unbecoming a soldlei
and a g6utlouiau , was concerned , but that he
had boon found guilty of negligence of dutj
In leaving his post and not placing Captalt
Deuipsoy and Lieutenant Wright luiuiedl
ately under arrest.
The court will hold nn informal scssloi
this morn lug to verify the record and thei
the oniocrs will disperse to tholr varloui
Mrs. Fletcher returned to Pblladelphli
JlorsfortVa Aola t'lioapnato
Mokes Delicious Lemonade.
A Uaiuoouful added to a glass of hot 01
cold water , and sweetened to the taste , wll
La found refreshing and invigorating.
Genernl Vnn Wyolc Aoocptg ,
General C. H. Van Wyck has accepted thi
Invitation of the Central Labor union , am
will address the labormgmen of Omaha 01
Durno'a Oniurrh Snuff.
When suffering with catarrh , cold In th <
head , nervous headache , etc. , use Uuruo'i
Suurt. It will rollovo you at once. Price 25i
How Oinnlia's Prlnoni Will Compote
In the Grant Coliseum.
Preparations for the exhibit at the Coli
seum during Merchants' ' Week are being
pushed forward with the greatest dispatch ,
and the building will bo in condition by
Monday next. The display will bo ono of
the finest , If not the finest , over scon in this
city. The Interior of the mammoth struc
ture will bo elaborately flttod up , the cen
tral portion floored , whlto the outer circles
will bo remodeled. At the north end will
bo tbo elegant model of Bartholdl's statue of
liberty enlightening the world , while at var
ious points around the building will be ar
ranged other statuary work. The band stand
Is in the center , nnd is elevated above tbo
floor eight feet. It Is sufficiently largo to
accommodate the four bands which have
been engaged for the occasion. Every Inch
of space has been taken by exhibitors nnd
the display will oxcooa the expectations of
oven the most sangulno. Among the exhib
itors are the following : Russell , Pratt &
Co. , T. H. Cotter , printer ; Gwln & Dun-
mire , sporting goods ; McClurg Cracker
company , W. T. Balduff , confectionery ; S.
P. Morse , dry goods ; Thornton Machine
company , Kelley , Stlpor & Co. , dry goods ;
L. W. Wolfe & Co. , Edholrn & Akin , jewel ,
eras Midland Electric company ; Western
Casket company. "W.Il. Bennett & Co. , C. U ,
Moore & Co. , Hnydon Bros. , T.\V. Hhlnohart ,
Kirk & Morrlngton , J. H. Urnmlms & Sons ,
J. F. Robinson notion compnny.Georgo Hoyn
photographer , A , Hurdy & Co. , Wm. Barr
dry goods company , Konnard Glass and
Paint company , H. E. Gray , McCord , Brady
& Co. , D. M. Kteolo & Co. , William Leslie ,
Dickey & Co. , Goodman drug company , S.
A. Orchard , Frcoland & Loomls , Omaha
business college , Consolidated coffee com
pany , The E. M. Hulso company , W. S.
Seaman , Omaha hardware company , L. O.
Jones , woodman Linseed Oil works , W. H.
Spolltnan , Honnlson Bros. , Rector &
Wllholmy , W. V. Morse , Joplln & Co. ,
American hand-sowed shoo company ,
William Snyder , Williams , Van Aorman &
Arndt , Dewey & Stone , Loo-Clarfto-
Audrceson company , Nebraska Electric
company , William Darst , J. A. Fuller & Co. ,
Milton Rogers & Sons , Columbus Buggy
company , Omaha Carpet company , N. J.
Hughes , William T. Banner , A. Hospo , jr. .
Richardson Drug company , Herman &
Doichcs , Strang & Clark , Omaha Rubber
company , R. H. Davis & Co. , Molinu , Mil-
burn & Stoddard , Kilpatrick-Koch Co. ,
Dlako , Bruce & Co. , Druse & Reynolds ,
Max Meyer &Bro. , Sams Jewelry company ,
Omaha Medical institute , Mrs. J. Benson ,
nnd Kirkcndall , Jones & Co.
An Omaha Barber Comes to Grief antl
la on Trial.
S. S. Stewart , a negro barber , who at one
time conducted a shop on Fifteenth street be
tween Farnam and Douglas was on trial bo-
fora Justice Holmes charged with obtaining
money under false pretenses.
Stewart , about Juno 1 , ran short of monny
, nd in order to make a raise mortgaged his
ixtures for $118. The proceeds of this mort
age did not apparently satisfy him , for he
roceedod to negotiate another loan and hold
pJohn Llnderholm for § 140 , giving as so-
mrlty another mortgage , which ho asserted
was good , claiming that his title to the stuff
was good. Ho then loftand wont to Denver ,
irriving there July 23. Linderholin
iccured the service * of an attorney
and n few days ago Stewart
was brought back on a requisition. He
; luims that ho did not got the amount al
leged from Llnderholm and that the property
was worth all that ho represented It to bo.
Thn Oinalm Fair.
The coming fair frill bo the greatest
over hold in the west.
There will bo horse races ovcry after
There will bo a balloon ascension
A. thrilling parachute drop from the
balloon in clouds.
The merchants' and manufacturers'
exposition every evening. Everything
now and novel.
Monday will bo given up to receiving
visitors and making thorn comfortable.
Tuesday Dr. Talmngo will lecture at
the fair grounds at 11 a. m. , and the
public buildings and all Omaha thrown
open to the public.
Wednesday morning there will be the
largest and grandest trades display on.
wheels over soon in the west.
Wednesday cvouing Flambeau clubs
parade with a grand display during the
march , Great arches of electric light ,
Thursday is devoted to tha fair and to
the great stock yards and packing
Thursday evening the Omaha ward
Friday morning the brass bauds will
contest for prizes , and in the evening
the Flambeaux will again parade.
DISCLOSING THE ; CATACOMBS.
Other EvHlonocH of tlio SuUtnrranoan
Passages in Our Streets.
The recant rains In this city are develop
ing daily the truth of the statement made
some days ago by the chairman of tha board
of public works that the pavement of tlio
streets rests upon catacombs of a most dan
On Tenth street , immediately south of
Pacific , the pavement fell into a hole nearly
fifteen feet long and three feet wide.
At tbo Intersection of Williams street
there la another serious break nearly fifteen
foot square. This was occasioned by the washIng -
Ing uway of the earth boucath the pavement
which at'thls place , is Of asphalt , and the
consequent dropping of the surface into the
cavity , twelve feet in depth. Where the
earth which once filled the bole has gene to
is problematical. One theory Is that it has
been dissolved and thus was carried down
the hill. This opinion is held to bo correct ,
because of tbo washing away of the section
lower downon the hill referred to. This Is
tbo second time this spot has been injured.
In this case , the water , It is held , must tiavo
leaked from a defective pipe connecting the
catch basin with the sewer. From beneath
the latter all the dirt had been washed , ns
nlso from beneath the gas plpa. The latter ,
deprived of Its support , broke and necessi
tated tbo filling up of the trench by the
gas company. As yet the work hue
not been completed , as the eartu is bohifl
solidly tramped as it is replaced.
But the greatest washout that on
Eleventh street south of Williams. Here
there Is a cavity in tiie street forty feet long
and twenty foot wide and at least twenty
foot deep. The earth has dissolved or run
on either side into the draw which loads uc
to Ltvesoy's brickyard. The chasm is
spanned by the double track of the Omahi
motor Hue , which looks like a spider wet
over the gulf. On the night of the wushoul
a party driving In the storm narro\vlj
escaped full Inn Into the washout , the dull
dead noise of the earth us it foil m a heap ad
monisuing him to go no further.
A fence bus boon built around the place s <
that no vehicle may pass through the stroc
between Williams and Center.
During twonty-flvo yoara trial , mor
tnlity , where Dr. JolTorls' preventive
and euro for diphtheria and putrid son
throat ( as In malignant scarlet fever
is usedIs 1-10 of ono per cent , or , ono ii
a thousand. Under other treatment
in Europe and America , CO to 60 pei
cent. Address Dr. Thos. JolTorls , bo ;
GS7 , Omaha ; or Dohavcn , druggist
Council Blulls , la. No physician re
quired. Sent by express on receipt o
price , 83.
Two of a Kind.
Richard E. Ranklns was arrested bj
Oniocrs Koyser and Kissano Tuesday evenlni
charged with living in adultery with Mis
Agues Eckland at 915 North Sixteenth street
The prosecution was instituted by Ranklus
wife. His defense Is a couiitor-cbargi
against his wife , Imohcating with her a prominent
inont attorney of this city. Ranklns soya h <
caught her a number of times in compromls
ing situations with other men after she hat
been married to him. Ho therefore loft he
and commenced living with tbo female men
tioned ubove\ whom ho would bavo inarrlei
had ho been divorced from bis wife. He dli
not suppose Mrs. Ranktns would trouble htm ,
as ho has boon aoparatod from , her for nearly
Rnnklns testified that after ho had boon
married only three months , his wife pro *
ontcd him with a baby girl for which ho was
tot responsible. Mrs. Ranklns admitted
hat this statement was true , nnd
Assistant County Attorney Shoo , bollovlng
hat the prosecutor was as bad if not worsn
ban the defendant , recommended that the
, asc bo dismissed and the interested parties
advised to fight it out in the divorce court
where It belonged. His honor acquiesced
and the prisoner was released ,
Now Instruments Filed for Record
Yesterday Creation's Petition.
A comedy of changes was introduced in
ho district court yesterday afternoon. It
was a petition by Patrick J. Creedon setting
orth the manner in which Banker Frank
Murphy had become his debtor and refused
o bo.anything elso. The amount Involved in
ho suit was $10,315.00 , , with interest enough
to swell the totul to near $13,000.
Cause No. 1 Is that on August S3 , 1837 ,
ilaintift drew for Murphy plans and spcclflca-
ions of a two and one-half story house , to bo
erected nt Twenty-second nnd Cass streets.
Vlurphy changed bis uilnd nnd concluded ho
vouldn't build there unless ho could buy the
ot adjoining his own ; and when ho found ho
xmldn't buy It nt his own figure , throw up
ho Idea of building and declined to pay
Creedon for his labor , which the latter said
vas worth $500.
No. 3 dates from , February 7 , 1888 , when
tlurphy , It is alleged , thought howould have
t frame house put up on the corner of
Mghtccnth und Dodga streets. Creodon was
iinploycd to drawthcso plans nlso , nnd when
hey were almost completed nnd the speci
fications with them , Murphy's mind ro-
orted to the Cuss street site and ho deter
mined to build there. This time the struo-
uro xvas to bo two stories hlh , of brick and
itono. Ho also declined to pay Mr. Creedon
or his labor in preparing the plans for the
Dodge street residence. However , Crocdon
vas again employed und in this Instance ho
also got tno contiact for building the housa
it a cost of $23,000. After the contract him
icon lot. to Creodon ho purchased the neces
sary material and urocoodcd with his work
at mice. But Murplij's mind had changed
again. This time ho bad bought lots on tit.
Vlnry's avenue and guessed ho would have
the now house built up there. To this do-
Ire Creudon acceded , but the plans hud to bo
reversed to lit the now location. Accord-
ngly the plans were altered and the con-
.ract price increased to $33,714.75. On this
lob Creedon incurred nn expense of $ J,894.87
) oforo Murphy called a halt , at the same
time paying to Creedon $1,1)03.75. ) The labor
and skill expended in preparing thcso plans
Jrocdon valued at $ SOO , which ho added to
ill long account. The cost of changing the
dans ho puts at $100 , nnd then fruukly adds
,1ml bis profit on the work would have been
but $2,371.48 , ana that after crediting all
> aymonts tlioro still remained duo him on
this contract 51,401.12.
The fourth cause Is damngo to reputation
n the sum of $5,000 , sold loss resulting from
plaintiff's removal from the work and tno
substitution of other architects. Wherefore
udgmont is asked for the sum first named.
14-377 was n petition by Edward Mithonoy
acainst the New York nnd Omaha Lund und
Trust company to recover $85.25.
Now papers were tiled In the following
14-371 : Emma Lovegreon vs Alfred N.
Elagan and Mrs. Hagan , appellants ; tran
14 iiTO : John W. Baldwin , appellant , vs
the city of Omaha ; transcript of proceedings
ot board of appraisers , from whoso decision
appeal is taken.
14-171 : Hoffman vs Nock , appellant ; tran
14-373 ; Leonard vs Detmora et al ; tran
14-372 : Patrick Marrow vs Patrick Mul
lin , appellant ; transcript.
14-1G9 : Seaman vs Kaufman et a > ; ans'or
of Eugene Albright.
13-201 : J. E. Allonas vs the Paxton &
Vierling Iron works ; petition.
14-284 : W. T. Johnson vs James Maher ot
al : petition.
14-331 : Mitchell Monetto vs City of
Omaha ; answer for school district and
board of education.
14-273 : Chester A. Evans vs David An
derson ; demurrer.
H-283 : Jutianno F. Olscn vs Frank Was-
serman etui ; answer.
8-291 : Ole W. Christiansen vs Jotter &
Young ; stipulation.
13-57 : Marshilcld Buggy company vs
Omaha Carriage and Sleigh company ; notice
tico of trial.
14-82 : BiartvsStovens ; notice of trial.
13-75 : Sorey vs Muldoon ; notice of trial.
Now papers were filed in the fo Hawing
2-130 : Benjamin Stanneretnlvs William
Coburn. sheriff ; writ of replevin.
3-130 : Benjamin Stanner et al vs William
Coburn , sheriff ; undertaking in the sum of
2-180 : Benjamin Stan nor ot al vs William
Coburn , sheriff ; appraisal in replevin.
In the special premiums offered at
the Omaha fair D. W. Van Cott offers
a diamond ring for the best SILK patch
And S. P. Morse & Co. offer a black
SILK dross patorn for the host hand
made child's white Uress.
All other special premiums were cor
rectly published last Sunday.
THE UNION I > EPOT.
Ex-Senator Snunders Favors the Rail-
DBXVEU , Colo. , August 12. To the Editor
of TUB BBU : I see that THIS BRB is accused
of making a "Hop" on the depot question.
YVoll , U might prove a good thing for Omaha
If some others would make a flop. If there
are any persons in Omaha who above others
would fcol aggrieved at the failure to get all
that was expected in return for the largo
sum expended to procure the bridge over tbo
Mi souri , and the depot in. Omaha , it would
bo the committee of which I was a .member
which hod charge of the work or trying to
secure for Omaha the permanent location of
the Union Pacific railroad , and the location
of its principal ofllcos there. And if com
plaining and abuses would do any good , I for
one would bo ready at any time to tauo a
hand In the work. But what good will it defer
for Omaha or its citizens to continue tbo old
tight ) The men who were In authority nt
that time and who managed the railroad
company have nearly all ceased
to bo the active workers for the company ,
and now men are now occupying tholr places ,
nnd It is tlmo now , as I think , for us to bury
the dead past and to aay , "Let by genes bo
ny gonos. " Lot us one and all go to work to
keep up the good work and great success
that is now being experienced In Omaha.
If the Union Paciilo company is now wil-
lingto expand $100,000 or $500,000 in giving
to Omaha ono of the best depots or stations
in the west , nnd will secure the business and
aid of all the eastern lines for Omaha , lot us
without any hesitancy agree to donate them
$100,000. It will bo money well spent. And
tbo very fact tnat so largo a sum of money
is to bo spent in this good work will soon
makeup for all wo are to donate towards It.
Then I for ono say , let the city council see
to It that Omaha's Interests are properly
guarded in the contract , but lot no failure
occur in securing this Important work for
Omaha. ALVIM SAUNUKIIS ,
Pours' is the purest and best soap
The Sacred Heart acado'my , for day
pupils , situated on St. Mary's avenue
and Twenty-seventh streets , is nn insti
tution devoted to the moral and intel
lectual education of young girls. The
course includes everything from a pre
paratory department to a finished
classical education. Besides the ordi
nary academical course , music , paint
ing , drawing and the languages are
taught , French is included la the or
Dllforonco of religion is no obstacle
to the receiving of pupils , provided
they conform to the general regulation
of the school. The scholastic terra begins -
gins the first Tuesday of September.
Classes commenceat 9 a. m. , and are
dismissed at 3:80 : p. m. , an hour for
recreation being allowed at noon ,
Score * Attained bj THom at Dcllovuo
Up to Ybftfurday.
Yesterday was the third day ot the cavalry
competition at Bollov < j i , Firing at known
distances with the cnrblno was tha pro
gramme for the second tlmo during the com
petition. The following1 table shows the
itanding obtained by tUoi leading marksmen
n yesterday's as also in.tho shooting of Mon
day and the skirmishing of Tuesday !
B13EKS A SKPA11A.TION.
Mrs. J. J. Ilixrdin Asks Divorce From
Tlio wife of John J. Hnrdln , the sporting
man , has common cod suit against him for
divorce. She charges that ho not only deserted -
sorted her nnd wont away fully Intending
never to return but has , since the lOtn of last
Juno , boon living in open adultery at Denver ,
Pueblo , Georgetown , Loadvlllo , and other
Colorado points , with ono Florence H. York ,
3n tha data mentioned , Mrs. Hardln says ho
locured a license from the authorities at
Denver , and with this woman wont through
, uo pretense of having the marriage
: orcmoiiy performed. The plain-
,1ft and I lard in wnro married
at St. Joseph , Mo. , October 23 , 1879. They
mvo ono child , u llttlo girl nlno years old ,
Mrs. Hurdln states that her husband owns ,
In this city , the north half of block 12 , John
son's addition ; lot 23 , la block 2 , Honscom
> lace ; lot 1 in block 1J , Muginns1 second ad
dition ; twenty lots in Council Bluffs , half of
a ton-acre tract in South Omuhn , and half of
a ten-year lease on the base ball grounds ,
which alone elves him nn income of SI , 200 a
ear. lib personal property is also valued
at several thousand dollars. In addition to a
divorce , she wants the maintenance of tholr
child and ono-half of all his worldly wealth.
Hardin , for a time , was a member of the
sporting llrm of Pcnroso & Hardin , at the
cottier of Dodge and Thirteenth streets.
Tlio Ijlntrcrlnir Tennis Tourney.
The tonuls tuurnamont , which is now
dragging through Its second week , attracted
an unusually largo crowd last evening , there
> elng probably sixty persons present. Only
'our sets were played last evening two
singles and two doubles. Lathrop and
Doanc combatlcd each other , nnd in the first
sot Lathrop did up his opponent by a scora
of 0 to 4. In tbo second sot the tables wcra
.urued , and Lathrop xvas beaten with the
score of 7 to 0. A third and deciding set
could not bo played owing to tha gathering
Balls and Phillips batted back the balls of
Coombs and Eastman" in another court ,
those doubles also playing but two sets , but
the first pair proved no match for Coombs
and Eastman , and were beaten in two con
secutive games with the scores 0 to I 'and 0
to 2. Ono of the players , , received a boauot
of flowers from his best girl. The tournament
J No admission fee
ment continues to-night ,
is being charged. f
J. E. MontroBo wijl poll at auction ,
September 6 , at Frank Rawlin's stable ,
Lincoln , Nob. , his en tire stock of horses.
Rya Duke , the stron'gekt blooded Hain-
blotouian stallion living- , will bo sold.
A number of brood , ( marcs and colts ,
roadsters and draft horses , young stal
lions and fillies. _ .
AttnclCKil by 'Crowbars.
The old worm-catoni saloon and hotel.
which for many yoarssoccupled the south
west corner of Fourteenth and Hnrnoy
streets , has been razed to the ground. Not
a board remains upon a board. With it have
gene a variety of episodes and events which
would make , if put in print , a very interest
ing work. For years it hud been the resort
of German farmers , and. in fact , enjoyed
their patronage until the day of its death.
In its place will rise the new structure of
the Pucillc express company.
A Pointer Mr. W. H. Collins is a
Kansas City druggist who has made the
business a success and is now solo owner
of ono of the llnest drug stores in the
west and enjoys a largo patronage. Ho
says : "Not from a financial standpoint ,
but on its merits , I candidly and cheer
fully recommend Chamberlain's Colic ,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is
ono of the few preparations I have
found an extensive sale for solely on
their merits. "
"There were only three teams at work
grading Sherman avenue yesterday , " said
Dr. Mercer. "You can readily understand
how rapidly such a force can finish tbo
"Has not the council rosoluted in favor of
expediting the Job and ordered it to bo done
as rapidly as possible ] "
"I believa it did , but it doesn't seem to
have the desired effect' "
Delay in this work , as has been mentioned ,
it is generally understood , will have a Hori-
ous effect on visitors to the Omaha fair.
Dr. Benjamin Dlllard , druggist , at Aurora ,
Mo. , says : I sell a great quantity of S. S. S.
for scrofula , eczema , rheumatism and other
blood troubles , and bavo never heard of a
case of failure to cure.
Boo rvow-t Stands.
Tbo morning , evening nnd Sunday BUG
can bo found regularly at the following
Pazton Hotel News Stand.
Millard Hotel News Stand.
Murray Hotel News Stand.
Arcade Hotel News Stand.
Metropolitan Hotel News Stand.
Windsor Hotel Nawa Stand.
Canfleld House News Stand.
Cozzens Hotel News Stand.
Barker Hotel News Stand.
KOUK , NEWS AND TOT BTOKB8.
Joplin & Co. , 303 North Sixteenth.
Dick Castollo , 500 North Sixteenth.
J. Uleh , COU North Sixteenth.
Christ Wllrodt , 814 North Sixteenth.
J. H. Iload , ID ! * ) North Twenty-fourth.
J. P. Hoy. 1115 Norto Twenty-fourth.
Rubin Bros. , 514 South Tenth.
Frank Kolblo , 818 South Tenth.
O. W. Shannahan , OU3 South Thirteenth ,
P. N. Meilhedo , 518 Bouth Thirteenth.
J. I. Fruehauf , 414 Sbiith Fifteenth.
E. Wymaii , 110 Soutli Fifteenth.
John Lomly , 1350 South Sixteenth ,
C. A. Crosta , f > 03 South Sixteenth.
J. A. Dodge , 1019 South Twentieth.
J. S. CauUleld. 1801 Fdfham.
A. Anderson , 2213 Cuuilng.
S. E. Hanson , 2423 Cuming.
VV. It Plcard , 1723 s jSlary'a avenue.
J. W. Martin , 1239 PirTt avenue.
S. M. Martlnovitoh , 'JUS South Thirteenth.
Jns. Tlmmons , 'JOUuanc ) Lake , cable depot.
B. KIU 'iingman , 15th and Capitol uvo.
iiuua ( fJ9 E3.
F. F. Chandler , 'corner Lcavonworth
and South Twonty-iiiutti ; '
S. S. Lunyon , 2eOO Furnam.
C. S. Torbltt , 211U Farnam.
Geo. Cooper , Morcants'Bank building.
H. Huborman , Granite block.
Clyde Katokln , Hamgo Block.
J. S. Stott , Postofllco.
G. Houthor , at news stand and on street.
Patrons of TUB B&u will notice the above
now agencies at drug stores and elevators ,
which have boon placed for the further ac
commodation and convenience of BUB
Parsons who full to procure TUB BEE
when wanted , will confer favor by reporting
facts to tbo BEE ofllco.
Abstracts of title to Wyoming oil
lands furnished. Assessment worlc done
nnd verified to by allldavlt and certi
ficate of recorder. Claims located. J ,
J. Corbott , Casper , Wyoming ,
DECIDED BARGAINS 1
This week will positively close out the balance of our summer suits. Fall goods arc conlingf in
and room must be made for them. We have a few extra fine light weight suits for dress
and business wear which we are ready to sacrifice. They are made of the choicest fancy
worsteds and gotten up in A No. i style. No custom garment can beat them. They are suits
for which merchant tailors would charge from $40 to $50. We have reduced them to less
than the material .in them is worth , It will be money in your pocket if you will avail your
self of this opportunity. These reductions hold good also in our boys' department , We are
offering a lot of extremely fine boys' and childrens' suits at prices you could not buy
them a month ago for double the money.
In our furnishing department we have every day one thing or the other to close out. To
day its a little line of underwear , tomorrow a small lot of flannel shirts , of which the siEes
are broken , etc. On all such goods we make prices which will tempt you into buying
whether you need the goods or not.
Wo cnll particular attention in tins dopnrfcnicut to sovornl lots o Nifiht Shirts which we nro ottering extremely
ow. Ono lot very good Shirts , plain nnd also fancy fronts nnd collars , afc 50c. Another very flue Shirt , with
legnnt embroidered fronb and collar , at 80c.
hi our Hat Deportment wo are now opening our now Fall shapes. Wo have during the past few days mndo
alterations which give us more room , and our Hub Departmonb holds now the stock of two good sized local hat
toros. Wo have a hewildcring varieby of Dorbys and Soft Hats , and in prices the hat stores fall far behind us
No llct itious values on our Hats. You don't pny anything for a "swell" numo in the lining. Wo soil you good
dependable qualities , faaliionnblo shapes and colors , at aboct one-half the prices hat store ? charge you for like
Please Note : Until September the first our store closes at 6:30 :
p , m. Saturday at 10 p. m.
Corner Douglas and Fourteenth , streets , Omaha.
DKCMVNUD IN A CISTERK.
Anothnr Innocent Becomes a n Victim
Earl , the two and half-year-old son of Ed
ward Cooper , on expressman residing at 1143
tforth Twentieth street , was droxrnod in a
cistern last night.
About 4:30 : o'clock ho was missed by his
mother , who at once began searching for
ilm. A neighbor named Mrs. W. H. Bridges
olncd her In the search. A quarter of an
; iour passed nnd the child had not been found.
Tnen Mrs. Bridges asked if the clstarn had
been examined. Receiving a negative an
swer , she hastened to the place. The cover
was on , and only by tugging hard could she
lift It. Taking a long stick sbo stirred the
water about for two or three minutes , when
suddenly the child's body rose to the surface.
Mrs. Bridges screamed and the attention of
n group of shop men , who wers passing at
the tlino , was drawn to the scono. They
came and drew the body from
the water , placing it cm a low
bench within the kitchen.
Some person telephoned down town that
foul play was suspected , and in consequence
considerable interest was excited. Coroner
Drexel saw nothing to indicate that the
death was not purely accidental. It ap
peared that the dead child's only companion
at the moment was another babe of about
two years. The coroner's theory is that the
cistern was loft uncovered by the mother or
by the woman who lives in the fore half of
the house , and that the child had fallen in
and same Irom sight when the mother re
turned to draw the next pail of water , hav
ing done which sbo closed tuo trap door and
returned to the house.
There wai some talk of an inquest , but it
is probable that none will bo held.
Will Not 1'rosecute O'lieary.
Jerry O'Loary was arraigned yesterday
afternoon In the police court to have a day
set for trial on the charge of forgery.
Jerry's friends are making an ef
fort to have the prosecution dropped
and owing to'his previous good character it
Is said this plan muy succeed. Arrangements
will bo made , it is claimed , for Jerry to make
good the money ho secured illegally. The
Merchant ) ) ' National ban I : bos agreed not to
prosecute him , nnd it Is believed that Mr.
Lang and Edholm & Akin will likewise
abandon tholr intention of prosecution.
jrTho hearing was set for to-day at 11 a. m.
O'Lcary was released on bonds of $000
signed by Thomas A. Murray.
Go to Chaa. SUivorick & Co. . for
CARPETS. FURNITURE AND DRA
PERIES ; NEW GOODS.
SOUTH OMAHA NEWS.
Guild Kan Over by Poycke's Team.
The delivery team , drawing the broad
wagon of Peyoko Brothers , while at Thirty-
first and H streets Wednesday forenoon , be
came scared and ran over Fran It la , aged two
yc.irsson nf John Gorman. The wheel of the
wagon passed over the child's right log ubovo
the knee and over the loft foot ana heel. A
surgeon was summoned , but no bones were
broken. It was a very narrow escape for
the little ono.
Notes About the City.
Work has been commenced on the grade
on Q street from Twenty-fourth street
lion. S. B. Fonno Tuesday banded la his
resignation to President W. N. Babcock , to
take offoat September 1.
Born A girl , to Mr. and Mrs. Conrad ,
The board of education has olcctod W. II.
Spelman , of Omaha , superintendent of the
Btcaia heating and plumbing in the high
Citizens complain that Twentieth and East
N streets have been left in an unfinished
condition by the county commissioners , on
the plan of lack of funds , but now that
$1,000 has boon appropriated to grade L
street many believe that the excuse of the
commissioners is not well founded or there
has boon , at least , Dad faith somewhere.
Gratifying results hive been had from the
conference between Acting President W. N.
1 tab cock and Superintendent Burt , of the
Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley rail
road company. Already several shipments
In Street's stable cars have been received at
tbo yards since ibis order took effect , among
the rest being ono train of tweuty-ono car
loads of stock.
H. Frank McCoy , of the commission firm
of Bell , Collins & McCoy , has just returned
from Rapid City , Dak. , and is accompanied
by Charles Upuolrn , a loading merchant of
Miss Cora Wiers , of Now Haven , Mich. ,
who has been visiting her brother Elinor D.
Wlern , of the Union Pacltio depot force , re.
turned homo yesterday ,
R. N. Hicks , ono of the leading business
men and popular citizens of Unlonvlllo , la. ,
Is the guest of President William E. Mo-
Cloud , of the McCloud-Lovo commission
John Conroy , of Ashlund , Is visiting ; bis
daughter and son-in-law , P. J. Corrigan.
Morris Connolly has returned from
Elliott Cary , of Worcester , Mass. , is the
guest of his brother-in-law. Superintendent
A. C. Foster , of Swift It Co.'s packing
County Clerk EJward Juol , of Auburn , is
in the his Frank
city visiting brothor-ln-law ,
C. E. Bruon , of Emerson , la. , Is visiting
L. 3 , Carpenter ,
Arthur Knapp , of WakoAold , la , , is tha
guest of the Uov. Robert L Wbeclor.
HIS SOUL WAS THIS MESSKNGEK.
A. Remarkable Story Told by an Ohio
CINCINNATI , August 14. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEB. | Dr. J. B. Campbnll , of
Falrmount , on July 23 made a return to the
health oDlcor of the death of Jonas Kuntz.
The death was to nil accounts an ordinary
ono , nnd no report was made to the coroner
and no special mention of it was rnado in the
newspapers. But from developments since ,
and from the doctor's ' own printed statement ,
death was duo to tvfnll down stairs at the
doctor's vitapathlo college In Fairmount at 3
o'clock Sunday morning , July 21. The fall ,
ho states , caused concussion of the bruin ,
from which death resulted twenty-four hours
later. In an account furnished to-day to the
press , Campbell , after describing the young
man's escape from the nurse while delirious
and his condition after the full , says :
"There were no telegraph facilities to , his
country homo in Pennsylvania , or mails that
could reach his parents as quickly as wo
wished. So , on. the night when the young
man was about to die , I wished to roach his
parents with the sad intelligence thut their
son was dying. I sat down In his room in
tbo presence of others as the young man wai
breathing his last , and passing into u trance
state. I became a clairvoyant , and with a
strong desire my soul left my body and went
some ilvo thousand miles to Pennsylvania to
Una his parents. I soon reached the place ,
found the house and entered , finding his pa
rents in bed asleep , all unconscious of the
condition of their dying child. I attempted
to arouse them , and did arouse their souls.
The parents awoke , saying to each other ,
'Something is wrong. Jonas is dying or
"Mr. Kuntz , the father , hunted up Rov. B.
S. Motzger , and they both came here as fast
as possible and did not know by other meth
ods that tbo young man was dead until they
arrived hero. I returned to my body in time
to witness the death scene. "
Regular physicians do not recognize Camp
bell's colloze , but he has several hundred
students from all sections of the country.
Reliable citizens say that both Mr. Kuutz
and Mr. Motzger assured them they received
no communication regarding the young maa'a
death except that received by the boy1 s
parents while they slept.
Bonlnnifcr anil Confreres Sentenced.
PAWS , August 14. The senate court found
Count Dillon and Henri Rochofort accom
plices of Geuoral Boulanger In a felonious
attempt against tbo safety of the states. It
was decided by a vote of 100 to 07 that the
acts charged in the indictment against the
accused In connection with the presidential
crisis in IBS ? constituted treason able at
tempts. The court found General Boulanger
guilty on the charge of embezzling public
funds. The court then sentenced Boulungor ,
Count Dillon and Henri Rochofort to bo deported -
ported to a fortified place.
Prnlrlo Fires in Montana.
MILES CITV. Mont. , August 14. The prai
ries a few miles to the north and southeast
of Miles City are on lire. Tha lire covers
several thousand acres. The lightning dur
ing Sunday night is the cause. A body of
men from this place are preparing to co out
and fight the flames. A heavy smoke Is
hanging over tba town and the heat from the
flro is very perceptible. An extensive pralrio
flro rages in the county' below Fullon , travel
ing towards Glendive , and It is feared the
ranges in those parts will tie lost.
For a dlsodcrod liver try Beoouam's Pills.
A UlK MlnliiK Company.
KANSAS Crrr , August 14. James C.
Hawk and J. P. Woodhou so , members of
tbo Kansas City Mining and Stock exchange ,
have Just organized a mining company to de
velop some rare deposits In Virginia , about
eighty miles from Washington , D , O. A
tract of 10,000 acres has boea secured and
tbo company formed with a capital of $3-
000,000. The organization is for the purpose
of mining for gold , silver , copper , coal and
AflUcted With Cnshicrmanla.
BOSTON , August 14. Herbert N. Cunning-
hum , bookkeeper for Soloy , Gay & Dorr ,
bankers and brokers of this city , was ar
rested last evening ( n Nawtonvlllo on tha
charge of having embezzled $5,000 from thu
11 rm during the last six months.
BALTIMOKB , August 14. The schooner
Marlon Munson , from Bath , Me. , reports
that during the eavcro gale of August 5 two
of the crow were swept overboard and
Will Proclaim Her Indopcndonoo.
ST. PBTBIIBIIUIIO , August 14. The Novoa
Vromya states that Bulgaria will proclaim
her Independence to-day.
For Strains and Pains.
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Strained liaok , AuiniU. Ohio. Jut , ins ,
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WDTJlTflTTO T1DDII TTV Siiermatorrncca , ml-
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Uon. Kxcess or Indulgence , producing Bleeulesa
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Blood anil Skin Diseases
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