Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 25, 1889, Part I, Page 5, Image 5

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Do you know what a carnival is ? If you don't , you will find out by simply calling at our store this week , and feasting your eyes on one of the loveliest and finest assorted stocks of fall goods ever brought to this markoh
This stock is completely beyond compare ; the largest variety , the finest quality at the lowest prices ; has been our aim from beginning to end , in gathering and presenting this unparalleled assortment of latest
and most fashionable 'styles , commensurate with durable material honestly made.
? A . V fer
that were made especially for
in such beautiful designs and school wear > of strong , durable -
able goods , in an endless variety
shades to make
Our summer suits haveknocked out nil competitors riety of the very latest patterns
petitors mul are now the urknowlcdRcil clinin-
mouth waterfrom$5.50 and iilous. U'lio contest MIIS brief , nntl tno nulls
, . from Hcllmnn's were the winners from the start.
First Hound Our suit got In aswlniilngrlBht- terns at from $2 suit
Imuiler on the nock , which aunt nil thu . coats , per
In town staggering to the opposite corner.
Second Hound Our opponents mndo a feeble
upwards. attempt to come to tlio scratch again , but the I
. big vnluo with tlio low price met thorn with n
thump on the breast like a blow from John I/s upwards.
right , nna the vrlioln lot of trousers , coats , waist ,
coats and overcoats went flown In a heap aud
their backers throw up the sponge.
In order to clear out summer goods as nearly as possible , we had them marked down below actual cost ; yet before packing them away till next season , we will allow each and every customer , for THIS WEEK ONLY ,
rebate of 10 per cent from plainly marked prices. Remember this means 10 per cent Jb > Ver than the lowest price we ever quoted. Further comment is certainly unnecessary.
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Tlio Army and Oivll Record of
Colonel Guy V. Honry.
Sketch of n Cnrccr' Bloro Varied nnd
Usually Fnlls
to the Lot of a
Colonel Gny V. Henry.
Among the most popular officers at army
headquarters during the past four years has
ooeu Colonel Guy Henry , , inspector of small
arms practice for the Department of the
Platto. Colonel Henry has -boon nn active
officer ever since his ontranoo into the army.
Ho served through the war of the rebellion
with distinction , nnd has boon onsagod in a
number of expeditions ngainst the Indians.
Ho has never been a "carpet Knight , " but
has always preferred active service to re
pose in the trarrison. '
f Colonel Henry has boon very notivo in im
proving the marksmanship of the army. Ho
has also written a number of books of inter
est to the army , notably the "Military
IZocord of Civilian Appointments to th'o
Army , " two volumes- , the "Army Catechism
lor Non-Co mmUslonca Officers and Soldiers"
and a mnnual on target practice.
In civil life as well us in the army Colonel
Henry has many warm friends , nnd cspo >
cm lly Is this true of Omaha , where the
colonel Is universally liked , nnd when the
announcement that ho will leave this city
nud return to his cdmmnnd at Fort MoKin-
ney , nt his own request , after this comnott
tlon , will be received with general regret.
Bellevue and Omaha are the same , nnd the
rlflo range at Bcllovuo established by Colonel
Henry , aud at which , owing to his high
etanaiog as an e nicer , there have boon so
many different competitions , tins resulted in
Omaha having been advertised in every part
of the United States.
Colonel Henry was born nt Fort Smith ,
Indian Territory , whore his father , on army
oflleor , was on duty. As a boy. following his
' /ather , ho travelled all over Texas
nnd Mexico , which. In these days , took
months instead of days. Ho was in
camp nt the tlmo the Third infantry was
flooded out uoar San Antonio , Tex. , In 1819.
Ho entered the West Point military acad
emy in 1655 , graduated in ISO ) , nnd became a
second lieutenant In the First United States
artillery. Ho served ( luring the war of the
rebellion ns follows As
: nldo-do-camu to
General McDowell at the battle of first Bull
lluu i ordered to Key West , Fin. , at the an
ticipated trouble with England ever the
Mason and Slldoll capture ; commanded u
battery at the battle of Pocotaligo , S. O. ,
nnd was mentioned in orders for gallant and
distinguished conduct. Ho was chief of ar
tillery for the Dapartinont of tbo South , and
commanded n battery nt the captures of
Morris and Folly islands , Ho was at tbo
eiove of Forts Wagner , tsu niter aud Gregg ,
and under 11 ro on Morris island somu twc
months. Ho was made colunol of tlio 'For
tieth Massachusetts volunteers , and com-
mantled a brigndo of cavalry in operations la
Florida , mudo a raid through that mate ,
capturing artillery and supplies , and de
stroying a largo quantity of cotton and other
property. Ho wns Iu tbo actions of Sturko
Baldwin , Lake City , Camp Fiunogan , Cedar
Creek und numerous other skirmishes ,
and in the battle of Olustoe , Flu. Ho
was transferred to the army of the
James , nnd commanded a brigade
during the expedition up the Pamunsky
river and the advance up the Jamcd , durlnt ,
the actions in front of Boruiudu Hundred , it
the advanca on Petersburg aud battle o
Drury's Bluff.
Ho was oguin transferred , this time to the
Army of the Potoman , nnd was engaged ii
tbo two battles before Cold Harbor , Vu. , am
in the retreat from the BUUIO. Ho was ut thee
o sanlt and solyu of Petersburg , at the battle
Of the Crater and tbo explosion of the mine ,
served in the actions In front of Dutch Gap
iid Fort Darliui , ' , Vu , Ho wiu made brov l
brigadier general of United States volunteers
or gallant nnd distinguished couductin front
f Petersburg , Va. , and was assigned to duty
by President Lincoln as a general ofllcor.
Owing to illness and the Indian troubles , ho
vas ordered on duty In command of the sub-
llstrict of the plains with headquarters at
Denver nnd FortLaramie. Ho was mustered
out of volunteer service nnd in Juno , 1835 ,
was mndo'brovet captain in thoUnitoaStates
army for gallant nnd meritorious services nt
tbo battle of Pocotaligo , S. C. Ho was promoted
meted to brevet major for gallant and meri
torious services at the battle of Olustio , Fla. ,
and was again promoted to brevet lieutenant
colonel for gallant and meritorious services
during the war of the rebellion. Ho was
finally made brevet colonel Uuitcd States
nrmy for gallant and meritorious services In
front of Petersburg , Va , Was promoted In
turn to first lieutenant and captain of the
First artillery and assigned to duty as in
structor of the French language at the mili
tary academy and later as Instructor of ar
tillery nt Forts Monroe , Nodswprth and
Schuyler. He wns transferred to tno Third
cavalry in 1870 and encaced in fighting In
dians in Ari/ona , Wyoming nnd Dakota. Ho
commanded mi expedition to the Black Hills
in the winter of 1ST4 , durinir which bo and
his command wcro badly frozen. Ho cum-
mandod a battalion In. Crook's expedition in
ISTil ngainst the Sioux Indians , being severe
ly wounded by being shot through the face ,
and losing the sight of his right c.vo at the
battle ot Hosobuu , Montana. Ho com
manded n battalion at the capture of Crazy
Horse lator. After this the colonel secured
n leave of absence and visited Europe.
Upon bis return ho resumed active service
and commanded n battalion in relief of the
command euguged in the Ute Indian cam
paign. Was made major of the Ninth cavalry
In 1831 and scouted after Indians in Now
Mexico nnd tbo Indian Territory. Ho served
ns n member of the board to improve the
cavalry equipments and later was made in
spcctor of ride practice at Forts Leaven
worth nnd Omaha.
Omalin Excursionists Loud In Their
PralinH nt Wntortown.
The Omaha delegation to tbo festivities at
Watortbwn , S. D. , have returned , filled with
enthusiasm over the prospects of tbo town.
Wntortown is a strong candidate for the cap
ital sltoof the state of South Dakota , and Is
making n vigorous tight , backed with plenty
of money nnd energy , in support of her
claims , The returned visitors are loud In
their praise of the hospitable treatment they
recolvou. nnd ot the beauty nnd energy of
Wntortown. Thov visited Luke Kamposka ,
which they describe as n beautiful sheet of
water , fed by living springs , with stretches
of sandy beach and high follagcd bluffs. The
city water supply comes from this lake nnd
Is as pure and cold ns spring water. A steam
motor line connects thu lake with the town ,
making it accessible at all times and avnll
patronized lesort for anglers , rowers and
campers. Wntortown is scarcely ton yours
old , but it boasts of u population of 7,000 in
habitants , water works , electric lights , nine
banking Institutions , four railroads , practi
cally no bonded indebtedness , motor lines ,
and some of the finest buildings In tha Da ;
kotas. Its people are intensely progressive , *
und are bidding for new manufacturing en
terprises and gutting them. Watortown is
described as looking very much as Omaha
dia ton years ago , with wldu , clean streets
und fine buildings and residences.
Golni ; Homo tn Die.
Anton Sworak , a Bohemian , was n passenger -
gor on the Kansas City , St. Joseph & Coun
cil Bluffs last nigbt , bound for Kansas City ,
where ho expects to got n pass to Now York
City , his homo to die. Sworak was sent to
Denver throe months ago by the Hebrew
Benevolent society of Now York , but the
mountain air did him no good , nnd the Den
ver authorities sent him to Omaha. Ho
would have boon compelled to remain here
but fortho ofllcluls of the B. & M. , who fur
uishod him a pass to Kansas city.
OfT For the I2iioaiiipnit < nt.
The special train which convoys the mem
bers of tbo G. A. K. to Milwaukee loft last
nigbt over the B. & M. ut 7:3u. The train
consisted of six coaches and was comforta
bly filled with mombora of tbo order and
.heir wives and a largo contingent of the
Womans' Uolicf Corps. Among the promi
nent G. A. Ii. men were General Palmer ,
state commander and staff ; A. V. Cole , ad
jutant general and staff ; B. F. Smith , of
Hastings ; Colonel W. H. B. Smith , of Lin
coln : John C. Bunnell nnd family , Colonel
Hoover , of Blue Hill ; .Tudgo Smith , ot Hast-
in era ; Amnsa Cobb , chief justice of Nebraska ,
arid Mrs. Emma Chester , president of the
\Vomons1 Relief Corps. Governor Thayer
aud stuff : loft on the regular train at 3:30. :
Visitors of The Bnc.
A. bevy of scboolma'ams , pretty , bright ,
smiling < uid vivacious , visltod THE BEB
building yesterday afternoon nnd were
shown the mysteries of printing a paper.
The wild-eyed reporter and sedate editor
were exhibited , the intelligent compositor
hold up to view nnd the inorry pressman
shown In his glass cage. Tha chorus of
"Oh , my'sl" and "Ah , mo's I" that greeted
each now wonder was terrific. In every de
partment something now was found. Iho
stereotyping rooms and the electric ulants
were tbo chief points of interest. The
names of these handsome young trainers of
youthful ideas are Misses Marston , Sioverly ,
Myer , Mack , McDonald and Gannon , of
Omaha ; Miss Fogolstrom , of Fremont ) Miss
.loncs , of Fnirfield , la. , and Miss Hogcrs , of
Lansing , Mich. .
A Blpotini : of Kirn Chiefs ,
The national association of chiefs of fire
departments In Kansas City September 10.
Chief Galligan , of the Omaha department ,
who is on the committee of arrangements ,
loft last night for Kansas City to take part in
arranging the programme.
Mny Not Aocopt'lt.
A member of the police commission said
last evening that the resignation of Captain
Duft Green had not been accented , aud that
it probably would not bo.
Personal I'nragrnphB.
John H. Hamilton , of Kearney , Is at the
Mr. Chris Hupp ; of West Point , is In the
city on business.
. B. F. Pinnco and wife , of Lincoln , wcro nt
the Millard last night.
L. D. Bennett and wife , of Rising City ,
Neb. , are ut the Paxton.
Mrs. Otto C. Wood , of Conversovillo , Ind. ,
Is registered at tlio 1'rxton.
Miss Knto Murphy is in the city from At
lanta , n guest of the Paxton ,
Rev. nnd Mrs. J. C. Ambler and wife , of
VI rglnla , nro at tljo Millard.
At tbo Murray last night were W. H.
Hubbard and wife , of Chicago ,
Among the guests at tbo Murray nro Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Illlng , of Wilbor.
Mrs. L. D. Smith. Mies Jennie Smith and
O. L. Nelson , all of Chicago , nro at tbo Mil-
Mrs. B. F. Marti and Mrs. J. W. Roeco
and daughter , Pearl , leave for the east this
Mrs. E. F. Highland and Mrs. T. J. Piano
wore in the city stopping yesterday , from
Nebraska City ,
Miss Batta Halo loft yesterday morning
for C res ton , la. , to visit her sister , Mrs. J.
B. Schmauber.
Mrs. K. C. Hardy , who passed the summer
months in Cleveland nuu Chicago , has re
turned to O ai uh a.
Judge and Mrs. Lewis A. Graft loft last
evening for Victor , la. , whore they will visit
relatives for a few days.
Miss Suscy Heron , of Wintorsot , la , , Is
here ou n two weeks' visit with her sister ,
Mrs. H. S. Kloko , 4018 Muyne street.
A party of Lincoln guests at the Murray
lust evening were \ \ . II. B. Stout , tbo
wealthy contractor , Prof. Nicholson and
Harry Stout.
C. D. Thompson , of TUB BKB , wlfo and
daugter. returned Thursday from a ton days
trip to Trinidad , Pueblo , Colorado Springs
aud Denver , Colorado.
M'ss ' R. Franko , who several weeks ago
to Now York by ndvico of her physician , has
returned to Omaha and "jsuuied musical in
struction , haviup ariaott fully recovered her
Each Makes a Bid For the Millard
Owlnir to a Blander in Making the
Lists , Another Week's Delay En
sues A Slight Reduction in
Tax Levy The Hospital.
Tlio County Commissioners.
Someone has blundered ; aud "someone- "
scorns to bo nblo to do nothing but blunder ,
in the repeated efforts to got bids on Douglas
county's drugs. When the commissioners
mot .yesterday all the bids last Invited were
in the hands of the clerk. Three of thorn
wore accompanied by emphatic protests
against the style of tbo list on which bids
wore asltod. Leslie & Co. , Blake , Bruce &
Co. , and W. J. Hughes declared they wore
bidding in the dark , on account of numerous
Interlineations , erasures , etc. , in the lists
offered them , and they thought they were
not getting a fair show. Further , they said
that the lists furnished them wcro not alike
in all particulars.
Mr. O'Keofo ' declared that it was n scheme ,
but declined to go into particulars. How
ever , he demanded that the county druggist
furnish the county clnrk with a correct list ,
identical copies of which should bo Hunt to
each of the bidders.
After Clerk Rocbo explained that tbo
county druggist was responsible for tbo
Irreculantlos the lists having been referred
to him for correction the board ordered
that the bids should bo returned unopened ,
aud that others should be ready next Sat
A request from the fair association that
fifteen deputy sheriffs bo appointed for duty
during fair week was referred to the sheriff :
and county attorney.
Tlio county surveyor reported that a
"combination" truss viaduct , with twenty
foot roadway and sidewalk on one side , could
bo built with three trusses of forty-live ,
snventy and thirty feet respectively , with
pllo foundations at thu ends , aud the support
over the railway trucks of stool cylinders ,
for about 12,800. , A clear span of ICO foot
would cost $3,500 , It is purposed to orcct
this viaduct at the wast oad of the Boulevard -
vard , in Sherman place , and the report was
referred to tno bnago coinmittoo. In regard
to the viaduct askoil for over the Belt Line
railway on Lenvenworth street , the surveyor
reported that work < wus delayed in order to
ascertain what actipn { the pane commission
would take la reference to u proposed park
west of this viaduct location.
Applications for transportation were re
ferred to the committee } ' on charity.
As usual , tbo meeting had not progressed
far before Anderson nnd O'Keofo became
involved in a row. ' Tim president had oc
casion to repeatedly forbid personalities. It
was over a bill of $203.75 asked by Millard
parties to rolmburso'thum for paying the ex
penses of a pauper who died out there last
fall. Quarrels without , number have been
raised over the .urntier , but by adroit
hedging n ilniU settlement lias boon
avoided. O'Keofo ' was loaded to the muzzle
with facts yesterday afternoon , and Ander
son did Bomo lively squirming as the arrows
were let lly. O'Koefo charged that Ander
son was trying to use this matter for politi
cal effect , saying that ho ( O'Koofo ) had once
got rattling good vote for doing the right
thing by Millard , and that Anderson now
expected to get u good vote somewhere else
by snubbing Millard ,
But ho didn't. Not Anderson , for bo pro
ceeded at ouco to steal O'Koefo'a powder by
moving that the bill bo allowed. Then
O'Keofo kicked harder than over. It
wouldn't ' do to lot Anderson got credit for
passing the bill. Accordingly ho took the
only way urouud that rock by moving to
grant the charity committee five minutes
recess in which to prepare n report. The
motion was carried and ou recommendation
of the commlUcQ the bill was allowed by a
unanimous voto.
An estimate by Superintendent Coots on
material ana labor used at the County
hospital was allowed. The amount was
S5.00l.50. The chief item was $3,800 on
change In floors.
By resolution it was decided that the
county should pay $2,000 for the intersections
in paving district No. 319 , this amount being
a part of the $5,000 originally promised for
Thirtieth street.
Corrlgan reported upon the condition of
the road fund , statipg that the whole amount
available for use nttho opening of the season
was S7G.500 , nnd that the amounts already
expended and contracted for were enough to
make an overlap ot.14,350. In the face of
this report the road fund was immediately
bled to the tune of $ aOT1.4'J.
Several smaller appropriation bills from
the general fund wcro allowed.
In order to inako tno total state and county
levy 20 4-5 mills , the levy of15 mills on ac
count of the insane fund was reduced to
O'Kcoffo wasn't satisfied to lot the Millard
matter drop .vet. in the first set-to Ander
son bad , by a trick , taken the wind out of
O'Keeffo's sails. But there was one ooint
oh which O'Kooffo could stickle for further
contention , and ho grasped at it with the
same avidity that Sullivan displayed in ar
ranging his recent discussion with Kilrain.
There was n doctor in the lobby , an old man
from Millard. Ho had attended tbo pauper
nnd , bo said , sent in a bill to tbo county for
his services. The clerk denied ever having
seen the bill. O'Kceffo angrily declared it
must have been brought in and filed as the
Millard physician alleged. Anderson , to
whoso committee ( finance ) the whole Mil
lard account was referred , defended
the clerk by saying that no such bill over
came before his committee , and he didn't bo-
llovo it ever had existence. Then O'Keofo' '
said that the record , which /ailed to show
that the bill had been received , was doctored ,
Ho sat down declaringthat the matter wasn't
ondeu yet. Anderson laughed quietly , but
from appearances O'Keofo had tlio favor of
tbo Millard delegation at the close of the
Finally , at a quarter of 0 o'clock , tboboard
adjourned to meet Tuesday morning at 9
0 o'clock.
Sudden Collapsn of tlio Western Gas-
kct Company.
In Juno , 1838 , throe young men came to
Omaha from Jackson , Mich. To Jackson
they came from Akron , O. , and were vouched
for at this latter place as respectable young
men of good habits , but without capital.
They were Louis A. Bryan , J. M. Conory
und J. T. Clapp.
Here they proposed to go into business
and went to the board of trade with u clover
story of their intentions. They had experi
ence , business ability , and only needed finan
cial assistance to put an important manufac
turing institution in operation. They inter
ested Louis Heed , of tno Nebraska National
bunk , iu thulr project , nnd ho helped
them to ralso , In subscriptions from business
men in sums ranging from $5 to as many
hundreds , a bonus of $0,500 , With this
amount in hand , these young men incorpor
ated the Western Casket company late in
Juno iu 1833. Bryan was elected president ,
Conory secretary , and J. T , Clapp vice pres
They approached the lumberman and brick
nnu machinery dealers , nnd secured on tluio
the materials to build with and the necessary
machinery. Lots at Twenty-ninth street
and the Bolt line were purchased from
Boattlo , with S. A. Orchard & Co. , for
$2.103 , $100 being paid down.
Thu naxt deal made uy these enterprising
young men was with Mr. Martin , of the
Guarantee Investment company , an institu
tion connected with the Douglas Countv
bank. Mr. Parrotte was also prominent In
the Investment company , but na ho was out
of the city at that time , the Western Casket
company succeeded in getting a loan of V 1,500
Jroin Mr. Martin. When Mr. Parrotto re
turned ho raised a storm about it aud the
Investment company was disrupted.
This money was used to pay for the lum
ber , brick and machinery.
But the rjulntesuoncoof gall was exhibited
in January , this year. Ou the ninth day of
that month , a 0 par cent dividend was de
clared out of Mr. Murtln'a Illfutod # 1.500 ,
and on tbo strength of tbo dividend Audrow
F. Uoss bought and puid for 1.000 , E. W.
Dixon forJOOOand Mr. Pettls for $4,000 ,
worth of nwclt. Mr. Pettli 10 a brother-la-
law of Mr. Woodrow , local manager of Brad-
street. Mr. Bryan shrewdly gave Mr. Pot-
tis n lucrative position with the company-
just to got him to buy stock , Mr. Pottis
thought ; but that wasn't nil. They
succeeded in flouting enough additional
stock to bring the total up to $18,350 , all of
which they pocketed , and subsequently
fired Mr. Pottis. But the enterprise
of tthis trio did not exhaust itself
thus soon. Next they borrowed $5,500 from
the Omaha National bank giving n ohattlo
mortgage on their whole plant nnd
stock. Then they bought a fine larco
stock of goods in the eastern marlcots ,
paying , of course , with promises only. And
they bilked the local merchants , everyone ,
who would bo beaten , in sums fror.i 10 cents
up. The aggregate of these small claims is
estimated at Dun's to bo about $1,000.
But they flew too high , nnd yesterday
started downward by ( riving to the Omaha
National tlio chattel mortgage alluded to
above. This morning Hess and Dixon , in the
order named , sued out attachments
against the casket company. Others will
probably follow. R. G. Dunn & Co , charac
terized the affair as simply a confidence
game , nnd hinted that if the creditors worn
alive to their interests Bryan ot al would bo
arrested before night.
The light in which trade agencies have re
garded the company may bo judged from the
following statement by H. G Dun :
According to u report made by the company
to the Dun Mercantile agency on > March 5
last , its liabilities were $18,311.50 nnd its as
sets $5'10.50I ! ! leaving its iibsutH over liabili
ties $ J5,205.09.To this statement tbo mer
cantile agency ai that tlmo added the follow
ing comment :
So far us wo can nscortaln this statement
Is on iu face correct , though the value of
the "houses and latids" U thought to bo ex
cessive. The trade horn seems to distrust the
management nnd think that their intention
Is to unload their stock when it will bo found
that the assets are not available for. the fig
ures at which they are placed , und caution is
thought necessary in deals with them , till
they become bolter established at least.
Tlio Otticr Riilo.
Mr. Taylor , of the Bradstreet company ,
and Mr. James A. McConory , secretary of
the Western Casket company , called at Tnu
BEG office last evening and took exceptions
to the above statements niado by U. G. Dun
& Co , Mr. Conory stated that the entire
article was a tissue of fulsnhooJs and would
do their company incalculable injury ,
Mr. Taylor says that the statements ubovo
as given by tbo H. G. Dun company were
executed for a purpose , and the article Is
one that no business man would counten
ance. Ho also says that if HO were writing
n card for public print ho would 'hold
n little closer to the truth tiiun
the H. G. Dun company 1ms done ,
The trouble among the members of tbo
carpet company was purely a privuto , per
sonal mutter , Messrs. HOBS nnd Dixon , not
bavin u any faith in the business ability of
Bryan , McCnnory and Clupp , wished to
freeze thorn out. As stockholders , Koss and
Dixon could not do this , but they could do so
indirectly , and to this end a mortgage was
glvon the Omaha National bank and was ro-
culled only yesterday morning , Mr , Mo-
Uonory suys further that the Iqts on which
they built their factory cost W.'JOO , and all
the tnonoy was paid on It when the mortgage
was. glvon.
Louis Heed , not as a member of thu No-
brusitu National bank , but us a member of
the board of trade , secured subscriptions not
for $11,530 , but for only 81,500 , and only $1,100
of this was paid ,
The loan of $0,500 , from the Guarantee
Loan nnd Trust company was made by
David Bonnison , president of the company.
Mr. Pariotto was in tbo city at the tlmo , and
with the other ofllccrs of the company ox-
nmlnod the property nt the time and was
anxious to make thu loan , The papers were
bought by Mrs , Zennor as an investment ,
and although the company has offered her
the money she ha * refused it.
The company originally owed the Omaha
National bunk $3,000 , and about the mlddlo
of last month tlio account reached $5,500 ,
this being the amount the bunk was carrying
the company for , The members of the
company intended to defraud no one , each
member wishing to push the business leulti-
tnately , The liabilities of the concern do
not exceed $17,000 , and there are assets suf-
flcout to moot all obligations If the plant can
bo operated for the benefit of the directors.
It is proposed to upon up Monday morning
and an attempt will bo inado to make the plant
bring as largo and legitimate proilts as ara
The assertion that the members of the
company Honied sulUciont stock to bring tha
total up to $18,850 and then pockntod tha
proceeds , Mr. McConory most 'emphatically
Mr. Wootlrow's Statement.
To the Editor of Tun BISB : Mr. Brynn
ana Mr. McConory , officers of the concern ,
referred parties to mo that were soaking in.
vestment. The parties were informal ! by *
me us to the need of additional funds for tha &
concern nni also tlio condition of the busl- " *
ness. My statements were that If the con. 4
corn had the proper management nnd they
required additional fun ds it would bo a good )
Investment , ns the line of trade was regu
lated by a combination. So far as my en
tering into any scheme to mislead anyone ,
it is so absurd that I do not doom it worthy
of notico. F. B. WOODUOW.
One or the Victims.
OMAUA , August U. To the Editor of Tnn
BISK : In yodr issue of August 24 I notice
that you give my nauo undue prominence in
connection with the Western Casket com
pany : in order to correct the errors into
which you have fallen , and to protect my
goodnamo. I ask taut you will please puollsh
thin which 'will partially relieve mo from
the opprobrium which your article casts
upon me.
I did not como to Omaha in 18S3 with the
two young men , as mentioned , neither did I
know them until late In March this year. I
purchased stock sonn after coming here late
in March , but wns Induced to purchase it on
tlio strength of the January dividend men
tioned in your article and also by a statement
made to mo by the management on March UJ ,
I was not elected vice president until tba
last of AJay , 1831) ) ; I , with others , resigned
my office to make roomfor the now stock
holders , Messrs. Hess nnd Dixon , whom wa
desired to take leading positions in the man *
ntromont. I urn as much , surprised nt tha
failure us any one , and I stuto emphatically
that not one fctockholdor can bo found that
will suy that I nm in any way concerned in
misrepresenting in the slightest dogrco to
them. 1 have never attempted the sale of
tbo company's ' stock , and have never known
the Inner workings of tbo concern as men
tioned in your article.
I am one of the many that has been auped
Into buying stock of this concern.
Joii.v T. UI.AIT.
Two companies of tbo Second Infantry nr- 4
rived ever the Hock Island lust evening from * '
Hlncom ,
Funning & Slavln , who have the contrno
for street sweeping , report : jii)3,3'Jl ) yard *
swept during tbo monln ending August 23 ,
nt a cost to tbo city ot $ i,0 U > .
A warrant ha * been issued for John Simft
nnok and Albert Kuca. charging them with * "
selling liquor after midnicrht In their saloon
nt No. 1315 South Tlilrtoontli street.
Unity oliurch will bo rnopanod next Sun. ]
day , September 1 , with the new pastor , Ho\r , v _ t
Mr , Mann , in the pulpit. There will bo <
preaching both inorniug und evening. f
Mary Mclirido runortoJ to the police yes. , :
toriiuy that , Jennlu Pulius bad purloined US I
cents In money nnd about $10 worth of wear
ing apparel belonging to Mary. Thu nollco
nro looking for the festive Jennie.
Dufenu Koggura was arrested on u war- tt
rant yesterday , sworn out by Josephine Bui- "
lurd , charging her with stealing two hi east '
pins and u pair of earrings valued nt $10.50. .4
The complaint avers that tlio articles nro ' 'i
concealed in the house of Stephen Roggora ,
in Oumhu Heights.
Knlchtw of Honor.
The Knights of Honor will hold a plcnio at
Ruser's park next Thursday to which all
member * of the order und also the Knl bU
and Ladles of Honor are Invited. A gunoral
good tlmo it * expected and sovoinl nddrcscos , j
will bo made by prominent olncorj of the or- * '
dor. Among them will bo J. VV. White ,
grand dictator , und Dr. J. L. Abbott , of
Fremont. Tickets may bo obtained of the
members of the order or at thu depot on tha