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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : 'SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 22. 18Sd. SIXTEEN PAGES.
SHADOWED BY DETECTIVES ,
Tronaury Department Olorka Pool
That They Are Watohod ,
IT HAUNTS THEM EVERYWHERE.
UlyBtcrlotiH Hycs Are on Tiom | nt All
Times niul 1'lnccB , In Their
Minds Nebraska nntl
WASHINGTON BUIIEAU , THE OMAHA. BP.B , ]
C18 FOURTEENTH STIIKIIT , 811-
WASUINQTOX , D. C. , Sept. 21. I
The treasury department clerks complain
that they are shadowed by government de
Said ono of tlio oldest of them to-day :
"It Is the only disagreeable foatura of my
employment , to fcol that I am always being
watched , and that 1 can never icnvo the de
partment building or my house with any
confidence that my footsteps are not dogged
by secret service detectives In search of in
formation as to my habits. "
The fact Is that of the 1,400 employes in
the treasury department at least 1,030 are
firmly convinced that they are followed
about pretty nearly all the time bv govern
ment detective1 * , employed expressly for
that purpose , to sec that thuy behave thorn-
selves and to report nvorything they do that
is naughty to the authorities of the depart
ment. If a money counter takes n glass of beer
In a saloon he imagines that tbo man who
picks his teeth on the other sidoof the screen
In tbo doorway Is lurking there to watch the
motions of his elbow. If the young lady who
helps work the hash machine In the redemp
tion division indulges in n flirtation at an
ovcnintr purty it is with u talntthough haunt
ing dread , lest the cockcd-oyed violin player
may possibly bo observing her at so much an
hour , drawn on vouchers against the secret
servlco fund. If the youth who does up silver
In bags of $1,000 each invests $3 In n poker
chip ho can not help suspecting that the
newly introduced acquaintance on the op
posite side of tbo table who keeps ' 'straddling
tlio blind" so provoklngly is an officer in dis-
gulso detailed to shadow him. i
NKnllASKA AND IOWA CHOI'S ,
The secretary of agriculture in his
monthly report on tha condition of crops
throughout the country , distributed to-day ,
publishes the following from J. M. Osborn ,
of Ohio , who is u large farm owner in No-
braslm and \vho w described by Secretary
Rusk as an "intelligent and experienced ob
" 1 have taken a close , continuous look at
the crops , from Omaha to Kearney. Corn Is
an unusually even , heavy crou. From Omaha
to Central City , n distance of 1111 miles , the
blade , stalk and ear Is ripe nnd dry. West of
Central City the car has the appearance of
ripeness , hanging down ward , the husk white
and dry , whllo tbo blades are yet green.
This is Just the reverse of the situation
in previous yeras. There may have
been uioro rain west of Central
City than cant of that placo.
Corn shows remarkably good cultivation in
frecntss from weeds or grass.
"The hav harvest is nearly completed , the
meadows bavo u flue aftermath , and pas
tures are in fine condition.
"Oats nro a fair crop , hardly as good a
yield as lastyoar , owing to u few hot windy
days before they were fairly filled , at least
that WQB the condition at this point , it may
not bo general throughout the stato.
"Full plowing is quito n general practice.
At this time the ground turns up moist and
"So far as I have seen and heard , the pro
duction per acreisecms to bo highly satisfac
tory lo farmers. They arc not uloascd with
the outlook for prices. Oats at 10 cents and
corn r.t 16 to 20 cents per bushel is not en
'ihe following general observations
on tbo condition of crops
and stock in Iowa appears in
the report :
During the month of August the tempera
ture the greater part of the time has been
above the normal and the rainfall considera
ble below. In fact there has been practic
ally no rainfall since the flrst week in Au
gust , except in a few localities , and then
only in small shower ? . The warm , dry
weather was for a time favorable to corn ,
but its continuation , producing u drought , Is
shrinking the oars and drying the stalks
Potatoes will fall shortjof the anticipated
Pastures nro drying up and water in wells
is lower than ever beforo. In some locali
ties growing crops are not sufferlngso badlv ,
owing partly to a Ifeavy rainfall and partly
to the nature of the soil.
Oats are nearly all harvested and have
produced an average yield , and the
grain it > of the ilncst quality that
has been harvested in the state for yours.
Sorghum promises a good yield. The prob
lem of manufacturing sugar from sorghum is
creating considerable intorost.
The number of young hogs Is unusuallj
large , and , compared with last year , makes il
still larger. The good prices paid for porh
for the past two years , together with the
largo corn crop of last year and the absence
of nil disease in swine , hnvo contributed tc
the favorable conditions of hog raising. Tlu
condition of stock hogs Is ulso good.
Although General Mahono Is flghticf
against tremendous odds In Virginia bis
friends are now more sanguine than at an ]
time since the campaign onaned. Both sides
will appear for the first time at Abbington
on Monday , Overtures were made by the
republicans for a joint debate therebotweor
General Mahono and Senator Daniels , bu
Senator Barbour , who Is managing the dom
ocratla campaign , peremptorily decl'ned ' tc
entertain them. So far the efforts of thi
democrats have been devoted to a carefu
scrutiny of tbo registration lists , but General
oral Mahouo has accomplished inoro thai
that and has organized ono of tbo most com
nleto canvasses of the- entire state evoi
known in the history of Virginia.
During the past four or flvo days coo
weather has prevailed in this region and I
has had the effect of rushing JVashiugtonlan
home from the summer resorts ii
great numbers. Every incoming train 1 :
crowded with roturn'ng ' citizens anxious fo
the comfort of their homes In the capita
NBI1HABKA AND IOWA POSTMASTIIKS.
Nebraska Mululla , Buffalo county , P , (
Iowa Read , Clayton county , F. W
Wllko ; Shambaugh , Page county , Charle
Pniutr S. HEATH.
Clcrlonl Itouiiillngs ,
CHICAGO , 111. , Sept. 21. ( Special Tologrnt
to TiiuHi-.c. | H Is reported , says an aftoi
noon paper that ono of the sensationr
preachers of the city who used his pulpit a
a rostrum for the discussion of politics nni
ether secular topics , has been making th
roundb of the gambling derm of the cit
under the guidance of niiowspaucr roporte
who ' 'known the ropes , " and that ills obsor
rations whllo on this tour nro to form th
subjects of the rhetoric of some future Sun
day for the improvement and delight of hi
congregation. It Is said that the clergyman
to escape recognition , put off his usual clot
und put on a null of chocks with a loud ucc
tie. Ho should huvo had n shiny silk "tile
to hava completed his disguise. He claliuo
to bo froui an interior town , grcon in th
ways of the city and In quest of oxeliemon
Tup "dramatlu art" wliu which ho carrie
out the eclieino Is highly praised by tno re
porter who accompanied him. The olorici
dlvino who bus thus been "toeing the town
is understood to bo Dr. George C. Lorimei
tbo well-known HaptUt divine.
A Hli ; forest Fire ,
HALIFAX , N. S. , Sept. 31. Tlio largest fo :
est fires over seen on Prince Edward islan
raged on Summer Sldo on Thursday an
Friday , The lost cannot bo ostitrmlci
Thrco snw mills and a largo number of dwc
lings and outbulldluKS'woro destroyed. Several
eral people had norrow escapes from beln
burned. The ram which 1ms been f , all In
steadily , partly subdued the flames , but tt
peoulo are fearful lest the troa < wind wi
fan them Into activity.
KEAItNRY'S .MISSING MASON.
No Explanation < > ( ' Ills
Known Of His Friends.
Kr-AusEr , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Her. . ] Last night's Associated
prcus tntcgram from Now York relative to
John Grccnlce , the missing Mason from this
ity , has revived the interest In the inys-
cry. The secretary of Robert Morris lodge
as telegraphed the grand secretary of Now
York nnd the rumor will be run clown as
eon as possiblo. The facts concerning him
ro these : Ho left the homo of his parents ,
n Rlchlnnd , Kcokuk county , lown , on the
2Sth of last April , bound for Belle Plntne , in
he same- state , where ho proposed visiting
elativcs of his father for n short time and
hen return to Kearney. It Is known that
10 ordered his mall forwarded from this place
o Belle Plalno , and that after his visit was
omplctud there ho ngaln ordered his mall
cnt to Kearney. There Is mail matter for
ilin in the hands of parties in Kearney , It
s fact a that Mr. Green Ice's habits are the
very best and that bo has the confidence of
ivory business man who knows him. Ho
eft ICoarnoy late last fall for the purpose of
visiting his parents , and remained there mi
ll the date above mentioned. At the time
f his departure ho was not In good health ,
rat before leaving the home ot bis parents
or the purjioao of returning to thi * city ho
hnd fully recovered.
Mr. Grccnlco is not the man to fall Into
md company or the hands of confidence
ncn. Ho bad when starting for Kearney on
ho 23th of April quite a AUIII of money. Ho
ins large landed interests in this part of
Nebraska , two farms in Buffalo county , city
iropurty in Kearney and a half section near
L'o/.iul , In Dnwson county. Ho has no agent
icro , but Ills business matters are perfectly
straight. Ho Is a mason ii : good standing' ,
icing a senior knight und a member of the
dystlc Shrine. Ho Is also n member of the
CnlghtsotPylhias. ; Allot his paraphernalia
for each ot these secret orders uro in this
city in the hands of friends.
LOVE MADE HIM A CONVEHT.
AVIiy Professor Onrni-r Gnvo Up Ills
Infidel View * .
BALTIMOHE , Md. , Sept. 21. | Spoclnl Tele
gram to THU BUB. ] Sjiusthitig of u sonsa-
Inn was created tioro when it was lo.irnod
hat Dr. Samuel Garner , profoisor of Ian-
; uagcs at the United States millttry acad
emy at Annapolis , and Miss Emily F. Owens ,
a very cultured lady of Baltimore , had been
married. There Is a very interesting ro-
nanco connected with the nffalr , the interest
n which has boon lutensillod by the high
itandlng of both parties in the field of let-
era.Dr. . Garner was for a long time
connected with Johns Hopkins university ,
uceosslvely as student , assistant librarian
and Instructor , and during this time had
'onned the acquaintance ot Miss Owens ,
he daughter of a well-known citizen of this
city , now deceased , und they soon became
There was only ono Carrier which pre
vented marriage und that was the religious
differences of tha couple. Dr. Garner was a
confirmed infidel , whllo the Udy
, vas u devout believer in chris-
.iauity. She was firm and said
ibe would marry none but a Christian. Dr.
Earner could not bring himself to bollovo
, bo doctrines of Christianity , and seeing his
jursuit of the baud of Miss Owens was
ippeless he determined to try to forget her.
With this end in view he w.ont to the fur
west. There , after a whllo , ho quito acci
dentally became a boarder In the house of a
minister of the Gospel. In a few ynars ,
however. Garner noticed in whatoor/ccthar-
monv the minister and his wife lived together
and then , for the first time , ho began to
realize that perhaps it wam better for man
ind wife to bo Christians than for them to
hold widely different opinions on religious
topics. Ho asked the divine to lead him
some religious books , which request was
gladly complied with , and in duo course
Samuel Garner became a Christian man.
By corresponding with friends in Balti
more ho found that Miss Owens was
still unmarried. Letters wore at onca
exchanged between them and Mr. Garner setout
out for Baltimore. The culmination of tbo
story was had Wednesday evening when two
nappy hearts became one.
SCHEMING CuLihEGU 31EN.
Thuy Adopt au Uinnual Method of
Kuisinc the Wind.
COI.UMUU.S , Ind. , Soot. 21. " ] Special Telo-
: ram to Tim Buc.J Charles Snyder , of
Hurtsvillo , has entered suit against the trus
tees of Hartsvillo college to recover $20,000
which tie claims was secured oy coer
cion. Mrs. Snyder is worth over $50,000
in her own right. Shu is regarded
by her acquaintances as being of unsound
mind and Incapable of transacting business.
Hurtsvillo college is a United Brethren in
stitution , of which church Mrs. Suvdor is u
member. Snyder charges that during his
ausonco yesterday Rov. James Woolford and
Isaac Van Sickle , trubtecs of the college ,
visited his wife , and finding her alone locked
themselves with her in a room , that
they remained fh conference with her
for several hours , and were successful
In gtcting her to sign over to them and place
In tlielr possession $20,000 in money and
notes , which they alleged was to go to the
benefit of Hurtsvillo college.
As soon -Snyder returned homo and
learned of the trustees' visit , ho came im
mediately to this city und stopped the pay
ment at the First National bank of a (2,000
cheek which tbo men received. Ho also asks
that bis wlfo bo declared of unsound mind.
THE BILLINGS CASE.
Some Very Ujiiineini ; Testimony
WATBIILOO , la. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bus. ] In the Billings case to
day W. H. Gllhs testified thai he was In
Kmgloy's ofllco about an hour before the
tragedy and Klngsley said to htm , in refer
ence to Billings , that ho was n "darned old
stinker and was trying to put up a Job on
him , but that he would send him ( Billings )
to hell or the penitentiary ana had the tools
to do it with. " Ho said he had not testified
to this before because that question had not
been nskod him.
Michael Murphy and L. M , Blcc , testified
that they had heard u shot while in a store
across the street ; that they walked eighteen
feet to the door and Murphy stepped out
and beard some ono cry out on the
opposite sldo of the street. Ho
learned this man was Billings.
Blco stated that ho heard a second shot , anil
tha time he heard tt Indicated that it was
after Murphy heard Billings on the walk.
Dr. Burbunk testified In regard to Billings
wound und also that lie knew of no shelving
In Billings' ofllco whore Witness Bluhi said
ho saw the revolver.
W. H. Semplo testified to having gene to
Klngsloy's ofilco at midnight the night of the
tragedy and finding the bullff lu charge
cleaning the revolver.
Henry Arms said ho once went to Kings-
ley's ' ofilco and found Emily Shane thorowitl
Klngaloy and soon afterwards when ho and
Hillings went there tlio door was locked
Another witness swore to hearing throat :
made by King loy against Hillings.
KcpnhllnniiH Harm on lout ,
MASON Cmla. . , Sept. 21. | Special Telegram
gram to TUB Bun. j Tbo republicans hold a
very harmonious convention hero to-day.
James E. Blytho was nominated for repre
sentative , L. M. VanAuken for auditor , D ,
Howe for treasurer , B. P. Kirk for sheriff ,
A. R. Sale for superintendent of schools and
William Henderson for supervisor. Most
of the nominations were made by acclama
An Old Sinn's Hutolile ,
DunucjUE , la. , Sept , 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THIS BEE.J Daniel Algoyor , an old
man living in East Dubuque , who had been
deserted by his family , suicided last nigh
by taking "Rough on Rats. " His body wan
found this morning fitting In a chair.
An Itnllnu tVdiller llohhcd.
DBS MOIMES , la. , Sapt. 21 , [ Special Tele-
grain to Tun BRB.I An Italian peddler
named D. S. Shropo was waylaid Thursday
ul ht about S o'clock , two tulles cast o
Woukeo , Dallas county , by a couple of men ,
one of whom hold him up at the end of a
orolvrsr , the ether gotnt ? throti < m hti pack-
is and crip * . They made off with about
75 in money und goods and Sliropo came to
his city yesterday , ropsrtlng the nffalr to
ho police. Last nleht Oniosrs Livingston
ind Monarch arrested T , J. Harsh and Al
libson In a house near ChesterlTold , and
hey were recognized by Shropo n the rob
bers. The sheriff from Adel tqok thorn uj >
to Wnukoo to-day.
Ofllor-rnml Prisoner Got Drunk ,
M uisn UXTOWN , la , , Sept. 21. [ Special
Telegram to THE BRD. Constable Whlt-
nrnrsh , of Malcom , came hero yesterday to
arrest one S. Tavors for obtaining goods
under false nrctenscs. He found his man ,
nd whllo waiting for the train both got
rtink and were run in by the police nnd lay
n the Jail nnd wcro lined $10 and costs this
morning by the mayor.
An loxva Knad Orilornd Sold.
KEOKUK , la. , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram
oTnc BEE. 1 After n week ot arguments
before Judges Love nnd Slums In the fed
eral court at this place , n decree was made
his attornoon ordering the sale ot the Fort
rladlson & Northwestern railroad to satisfy
L foreclosure by the Union Trust company.
L'ho'master In chancery will sell the road
vithin n few weeks. It has boon run at a
let loss for months.
I " 'nt nil y Injured lly nil Iron Drill.
EimrviM.E , la. , Sept. 21. ( Special Tolo-
; ram to THF UKE. ] This afternoon a largo
ron drill eighteen Inches long and two inches
square fell twenty feet nnd struck nud
crushed through the skull of Thornton Now-
on , who was digging n well. Ho was
nfnrcd so badly that ho will die ,
Slio Wns Disappointed lu hove.
Duituejun. la. , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BBE.I Miss Annlo Voglc , living
three miles itrom East Dubuque , shot herself
last night. Intending to commit suicide. She
liad been disappointed In love. She is still
alive and may recover.
IIU U ON CON PI DEN T.
Dakota's Capital Contest Goes Merrily
Hones , S , D. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tnn BEB. I Huron's capital com-
mlttco has compiled the returns from its
canvassers for forty-six of the llfty counties
of the stato. Thcsor returns show that 82-
000 votes will bo polled for Huron the capital
on election day. Pierre , which was supposed
to bo second in tha race , displays surprising
weakness. It occupying only third placo.
LJiorro is being frightened , notwithstanding
its failure to gain strength , by Its connection
with the Woonsocket investment schema. It
to-day undertook to bolster up its falling
fortunes by purchasing another worthless
concern , the Brldgewater.
YANKTOX , S. D. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB HUE. ] A gentleman down from
Hutclimson county reports that the republi
can county convention there to-duy was cap
tured by tlio prohibitionists and that strong
resolutions in favor of prohibition wcro
adopted. J. H. Swantou was nominated for
the state senate ; M. 1C. Bo won , brother of
W. S. Bowen , of the Press and Dakota , and
Frann Bauck wcro nominated for represen
tatives and John Halphld for county Judge.
All the old loaders were set aside and the
vote of the county will bo against Moody and
Pottigrowfor United States senators.
YAN-KTOH , S. D. , Sept. 21. [ Spacial Telo-
jram to THE BEB ] Colonel Eolbock , of
Dos Moines addressed a democratic anti-
prohibition meeting hero to-night. Turner
hall was well filled and the crowd was mod
erately enthusiastic. Colonel Hughes East
and Kov. A. Uurdiclc had a good naturcd
spat nnd the meeting dispersed m good
A Crushed Devil.
YANKTOX , S. D. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BnE. ] Car ) Webber , n youth
employed In the press rooai of the Froi
Press newspaper , of this city , had a hand
and arm crushed by the machinery to-day
and it was amputated above the elbow.
1'rnhtuitlou nud Farmers' Meeting.
YASKTOX , S. D. Sept. 21. [ Special Tele-
cram to TUB BEE , | A prohibition and farm
ers' alliance meeting was held on the James
river , twelve miles from Yankton , this after
noon and was addressed by Sam Small ,
Major Piculer , candidate for congress , War-
dell , candidate for United States senator ,
Loucks , Corse and others. Many people at
tended from the city. This county will vote
against prohibition two to one.
YANKTON , S. D. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BEE. 1 Some six or eight hun
dred peoDlo attended the farmers' picnic on
James river to-day. Speeches were made by
Major Pickler , Sam Small , und several local
politicians. Sam Small goes to Tyndoll , Hou-
hoinuio county , to morrow.
A Furmer's HOUHO Burned.
ST. CLOUD , Minn. , Sent. 21. Last nicht
the residence of Michael Haupt , a well-to-do
farmer living near Spring Hill , this county ,
burned , nud his two sons , Conrad and Alois ,
aged respectively twenty-six and twenty-
throe years , perished. The other members
of the family barely escaped.
iiEii IJATUR LOVE.
Mrs. Gordon IH Anxious to Espouse
CIIICHQO , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] The celebrated Gordon divorce
case came up In the circuit court again to
day , Mrs. Ada E. Gordon once moro applying
for a divorce from her husoand , George B.
Gordon. Mrs. Gordon will bo remembered
as the lady for whom Charles J. Beattlo the
attorney , procured a fraudulent divorce In
Judge Jarnieson's court. By perjured wit
nesses procured by Boattio it was shown
that Gordon had violated his raarrinzo vow.
For imposing the fraud-on the court Beattio
was found guilty of contempt and was sen
tenced to a year in jail. His case is now bo-
fora the appellate court on an appeal.
Mrs. Gordon , believing Beattm's statement
that she was a free woman , married a Mr.
Wilson. The exposure of the fraudulent di
vorce , she herself testifying against Boattio ,
placed her la a terriulo position for a woman
of refinement , which she appeared to bo.
Judge Jamioson , in sentencing Boattie , expressed -
pressed sympathy for the woman , while ho
condemned her hasty action. After the pro
ceedings in Judge Jumicson's court Gordon
had his wife and Wilson arrested for living
together as man and wife , but they were dis
charged. Mrs. Gordon has now procured ad
ditional evidence against her former lord
und hopes to bo able soon to legally espouse
her later love.
NchraHka nnd lown Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 17. [ Special Telegram
to THE BRE. ] Pensions granted Nebraskans -
ans : Original invalid John J. Bailey ,
Jlenilo A , Muxson , James S. Suothon ,
Henry C. Powers , William D , Pulver. In
crease John L , Davis , Abnor G. Wlnn ,
Original widows Bulu , widow of Simeon N ,
Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid-
William E. Wostcott , Charles Hodges , Sam
uel B. Lyman , Joshua Vlekroy , Henry Volte ,
Adam Byrum , Myron C. Grllllth , Mathew J.
Thompson , Phillip Stuben , James Hobs ,
Increase D. F. Olirist , John 'B. Fidlar ,
Frank Chapman , William B. Harm , Charles
L. Porter. Original widows : Eliza C. ,
widow of Peter U. Hazlott ; Ruth M. , widow
of Samuel Spurgeon.
A Squatter Ousted.
The case of El ward Olsen va the East
Omaha Laud company occupied Justice An
derson's tiina yesterday afternoon. Olsen
bad squatted on some land ou the bottoms
claimed by the land company and refused to
vacate. The company then proceeded to pull
his fence down and bu Instituted suit for
damages. A decision was rendered in favor
of the land company , as they claimed title to
the land before its occupancy by Olseu.
DAKOTA'S ANIMATIONS ,
She Oomplaoontly Hopes For a
ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON FOOT.
Enclnccr Ilaynrd QiiltN'tlpllrnnillng
Lively Times With Slnto Politic
ians Doings of tliu Fnlr People
Ncbrnskn People's ' Affairs ,
A Bad Alnn'ri Itiid Bronk.
DU < OTA CITY , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special
to TUB BEH.I A warrant has boon issued
for the arrest of John Sovorson for assault
and battery on the person of his sister , Mrs.
Hans Knudson. Mrs. Knudsen bad adver
tised the effects ot her late husband for sale ,
and Sovcrson , hearing of the contemplated
move , went out to the farm , where his sister -
tor lives , taking with him three or four men ,
and told bis sister the stock all belonged to
him , and that she had no right to sell any
thing. They exchanged n low words , when
it Is asserted Soverson had the men hold her
to the floor whlla ho kicked and beat hor.
While the men were still holding her ho wont
nnd turned out twenty-six head ot cattle ,
and drove thum to his own farm , claiming
them as his own.
Soverson is the man who killed Marshal
League In Jackson about nine months ago.
The people are very indignant over this out-
rnuc , und if nil is true as stated in the war
rant , Dakota county may have n private
Ho Fnctrcl Awny.
FiiEMONT , Nob. , Sept , 21. | Special Tele
gram to Tun BEG. ] The third consecutive
wreck within two weeks occurred
this morning about 5 o'clock on the Union
Pacific road , live miles west of Fremont ,
where a front-end collision of two heavy
freight trains occurred. Freight No. 17 ,
with Engineer Bayard and Conductor
Searlcs , going west , pulled out of the city
with orders to sldo track ut Sanborg , live
miles west , for freight No. 23 , westbound ,
with Engineer Dill. Engineer Bay
ard , Instead of sidetracking , ns or
dered , wont past the siding at the
rate of about thirty miles au hour. The
castbouud train , which bull stopped for the
Eikhorn crossing , saw the headlight of No.
17 , but supposed It was standing on the side-
truck and went ahead. When it was discov
ered that the collision was imminent , the
engineers and flrcmen Jumped from both
on glues nnd saved their lives. The two en
gines were almost completely wrecked and
fifteen cars of merchandise piled up in n
niUss. By 2 o'clock this afternoon the
track had boon cleared nnd trains were
passing. Engineer Bayard confessed that
ho was at fault in not reading his orders
carefully. Ho took a last look nt the disas
ter ho had wrought , bade tbo boys goodbye
with the statement that he had done his last
railroading and started across the country
Ho Wasn't the Uohhor.
VAU-AKAISO , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special to
THE BEK | A young inau giving the name of
George Sawyer was arrested hero yesterday
on the charge of being concerned in some
robberies at Wahoo. Hopamo In on the 7:30 :
train from Wahoo and Jumped off about a
mile from town , whllo the train was at full
speed , badly spraining both ankles. He
hobbled into town , however , and after his in
juries were attended toj was held on com
plaint , of a Mr. Reeves of .Valparaiso , who
came on the same train and had observed his
suspicious actions in getting aboard at
Wuhoo. Sawyer says he had Jumped a board
bill and was afraid they wore after him.
Sheriff Wilson came down , and after talkinc
with him had him discharged as there seemed
to be no proof of his being connected with
the robberies. Sawyer U being takeu care
of , as he seems to have no mpney.
Last Day inCam p.
BEATRICE. Neb. , Sept 21. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The National guards encamp
ment of 1889 is a thing of the past. The last
of the troops left this morning for their respective
spectivo homes. The boys were paid off
yesterday and last night they came down
town fora hilarious time. The crowd was
largely augmented by a lot of hoodlums and
considerable noise was tbo result. John
Harper's place was visited in the early part
of the evening , and as ho happened to be the
disgusted sutler of the earlier days of the
camp , the ooys thought to worry him a little
before their final doparturo. John mot the
onslaught good naturedly , and the boys after
considerable yelling and cheering , with , how
ever , uo ovldent purpose but fun , dispersed ,
only to return about 11 o'clock with increased
numbers. Harpur fearing that there mighl
be a disposition to do'his establishment dam
age wisely closed the doors. After repeated
calls ho reappeared and intimated
that ho would protect his prop
erty at all hazards. Mayor Kretsmeyer
appeared on the scene at this Juncture and
mounting a box addressed the crowd to the
effect that as they had hitherto conducted
themselves creditably , ho hoped they would
do nothing to forfeit their good name. He
enjoined upon them to enjoy their fun , but
let It be confined to harmless fun. The
mayor's talk had the desired effect and the
National Guard boys all crowded around his
honor to shako hands with him , promising
that they would not let their exuberance
get the better of them. A couple of stal
wart sergeants at this moment caught hold
of the iiin ) or and lifting him to their shoul
ders carried him up to the corner of Fifth
and Court streets , cheering him to the echo.
Some time afterwards a crowd again gath
ered at Harper's with mischievous intent ,
but were finally dispersed by Colonel Cor-
rell who appealed to their honor and credit
us gentlemen and soldiers , and intimated
that the National Guards should not forfeit
the good opinion and name that they
had earned during the encampment
thus far. Colonel Correll's address struct !
the boys about right and they quietly dis
persed und the city was quiet the rest of the
There was a lively runaway on Court street
last evening , a team hitched to a large hay
ruck being the operator. The rack collided
with a street car and badly damaged it ,
loosing the street car team that run on up
Court street to Ninth , when it ran into an
other street car , knocking it off the tracli
and crippling the horses. The hay rack and
team kept on down Court street , ran into e
sand wagon , knocked the driver out and
broke his collar bone , and finally broucht ut
astndo of the iron rail between the roadway
und foot parts of the bridge. Both horses
were badly hurt and the bay rack completely
The County Fairs.
BjiNKLEMtN , Nob. , SJipt. 31. [ Special Tel
cgrarh to TUB Biiii. ] Tile third annua !
exhibition of thoDundjr County Agricultural
society has Just closed. The attendance was
good and the display spendld. ) The man
agers aim everybody connected with the as
sociation are well pleased with the results.
CHKICIIITON , Nob. , Souf. SI [ Special tc
TUB BEE. | The sixth junnual fair of Knox
county has closed. The , jyoather has boot
oxceutlonally Quo and largo crowds hav <
bcou In attendance. The races were , ai
usual , fast and successful , Knox count }
puts up the best fair In the northern tier. .
- Tlio Victors Welcomed Home.
FIIEHONT , Nob. , Soot. 31. | Special to Tim
BEE.J Company E , Nebraska Natlona
guards , of this city , was given a royui wel
come homo to-day upon its return from thi
state encampment at Beatrice , and bringini
with it the governor's ' challenge- cup , woi
Wednesday In the competitive drill , Upoi
tlio arrival of the Union I'aclllo tialn from
the east bearing the company a vast throni
of people was at the dupot to extend a wol
come. A procession was formed at tbo dope
with the cornet baud la tbo lead. Captan
Fowler bore the gold badge won by thi
company at the stale fair In 1685 , and tin
governor's cup wu conspicuously displayed
while a banner was can-tod bear In i
the following Inscription : "Company E
Fremont , the best drilled company In thi
Blato ; 1SS5-1SS7-1SS9. " A largo number of
citizens , carrying brooms , marched In open
ranks oil each sldo of the street , with Com
pany E between , performing many evolu
tions. After parading the prlnclp.il streets ,
the company brought up in front of tha
armory , where speeches wcro made by
Mayor Shorvln nnd L. D. Richards'In which
the boys wcro highly complimented for the
many honors they have won , nnd told how
proud the citizens of Fremont nro over their
crack militia coinpnuy , The officers nnd
members of the company bore the honors
heaped upon them with becoming modesty.
Thcro worn many handsome floral tributes
FAinmniT , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Bet. I The republicans of
Jefferson county to-day nominated the fol
lowing ticket : ri. M. Uulloy , for treasurer ;
J , N. Thompson , for clerk ; E. II. Fowlcs ,
for county superintendent and James Cal-
land rcnomlnntcd for sheriff. The hardest
fight was on the commissioner. Henry S.
Martin defeated the present Incumbent ,
Charles York. Delegates were chosen for
the state and congressional conventions.
The ticket is very satisfactory.
Sin.NKY , Nob. , Sept. 31. Special Telegram
to TUB HHB. | The democratic county con
vention hold heru to-day nominated the fol
lowing ticket ! Sheriff , William V. Eubank ;
commissioner , First district , Louts Decker ;
commissioner , Third district , N. L. Kent ;
clerk , Daniel McAleese ; superintendent of
schools , Charles H. Chambers ; surveyor ,
Joseph Gottamy ; coroner , Dr. Charles II ,
Field. A resolution endorsing Adam Ickos
for county treasurer , the republican nominee
nnd tha present incumbent , wus unanimously
adopted. The oillco of county Judge was left
blank. The best fooling prevailed and the
representation throughout the county was
larger than ut previous conventions.
BI.AIII. Neb , Sept. 31. [ Special Telegram
to TiiKlKr..l The republican county cen
tral committee mot to-day. They sotOctobor
4 , between the hours of 4 nnd 7 p. in. , as the
time to hold the primaries in the different
precincts. Tlio county convention is called
for October 5. The number of delegates is
ono to every twenty-live votes and a frac
tional majority thereof , based upon tbo vote
cast for Presidential Elector Hustings. This
in an 09 sixty-six delegates to the convention ,
of which Blair city and township have
twenty-two. It looks as if the hardest ficht
vould bo made for the county Judges. The
central committee made an order of business
for tha convention to follow and the county
Judge is placed at the head to bo balloted for
tlrst. Tlio balance of the ticket depends
upon who too convention nominates for
SBWAKD. Neb , , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB 13CE.J The democrats of this
county mot in convention to-day and put In
nomination the following men : For treas
urer , William N , McNeil ; for county clerk ,
August Rciokmann ; for sheriff , C. II.
Adams ; for county Judge , W. H. Miner ; for
county superintendent of schools , M. Mco-
han ; for coroner. Dr. Grady ; for county sur
veyor , J. A. Cocklin. The ticket Is entirely
satisfactory to the democrats of the county.
Perfect harmony prevails.
Four NIOIIIIAHA , Neb. , Sept 21. [ Special
Telegram to THE HKK. ] Tbo republican
county convention hold here to-day was the
most harmonious political gathering ever
held in Knox county. The delegates to the
convention are Al. Towlc , A. C. Lngan , S.
Draper , A. L. Jones , J. B. Lucas , C. D.
Ilauhgthorn , J. L. Packard and C. A. Ham
mond. The county nominations are A. J.
McOarn. treasurer ; Frank Nelson , clerk ;
Benjamin F. Chambers , county Judge ; John
Dolphin , sheriff ; Dr. W. H. Britt , coroner ;
JC. A. Nipple , surveyor ; H. L. McCoy , super
intendent of public instruction , and George
It. Dodson , commissioner.
HAHHISON , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to Tnn
BEE. ] The republican county central com
mittee mot yesterday in the ofllco of tha
Sioux County Herald and appointed Friday ,
October 4 , as the date whereon the republi
can county convention shall be hold ; and the
primaries to elect delegates thereto will beheld
hold in the various precincts on the Wednes
day preceding * The meeting of the central
committee was wholly harmonious , and the
prospects of a republican victory next fall
could not bo botter. A resolution congratu
lating Colonel W. H. McCunn , the newly ap
pointed register of the Chadron laud oillco ,
was unanimously adouted by the central
A Lively Nebraska Town.
SOUTH Sioux"CITT , Sept. 21. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. ] Ono Davis , a noted
tough and bum hereabouts , took a notion to
"clean out" a saloon last night. He did the
job in good style , throwing cuspldorcs , beer
bottles and chairs at the proprietor and by
standers until they vacated the room. Of
ficer Jenkins was called to arrest him , but
when Davis saw him coming ho Jumped over
the bar and took possession of a six shooter ,
leveled it at the officer and ordered him to
throw up his hands. The ofllcor quietly
obeyed , but not for long , Marshall Guther ,
a toll collector on the pontoon bridge ,
stepped in nt a side door and threw his arms
around Davis , thus giving Jenkins n chunco
to put the handcuffs on him. Ho in police
this morning and was held to the district
Niaioii , Neb , Sept. 31. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bun. ] The M. B. conference
opened this morning with an address to the
mln isters by Bishop Vincent. Dr. Fry , edi
tor of the Central Christian Advocate , St.
Louis , talked on church papers. The com
mittee on educational work , in conference
reported , passed a resolution to support in
part the professorship in the Wesleyan uni
versity at Lincoln. Chancellor Croighton ,
of Lincoln , spoke on the resolution. A me
morial service- was held in the afternoon
with addresses by Dr. Lemon , of Omaha ,
and others. An educational meeting in the
oven Fug was addressed by Chancellor
Creighton , of Lincoln , and Francis Ware ,
president of the Central City college.
A Wrecked bhocp Car.
WISNEII , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bun. ] A trainload of twenty-
ono cars of sheep was badly wrecked to-day
two miles from hero. Cattlu on the track
was tbo cause. The engine and several cars
were piled up a , total wreck. The sheep lay
In grout heaps , bruised and dead , The
engineer was the only person injured , and ho
not seriously so. Superintendent C. C.
Harris showed much executive ability in
Handling tbo wreck and clearing tLo track
BO that travel cuuld bo resumed ,
SOUTH Sioux CITIC , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Spe
cial to TUB BBB.I The Chicago , St. Paul ,
Minneapolis & Omaha railroad company con
tinue to keep traci : walkers on the approach
to the Missouri river Drldgo on this side.
The Short Line folk * also have a man hereto
to sea what Is going on , The station agent
for the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis &
Omaha forbid tl.o latter gentleman from en
tering the depot or remaining anywhere
around it. Trouble is expected almost any
IdiHt Day of tlio Cum p.
Four ROIIINSON , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BEK.J Camp George
Crook Is a thing of the past. Tlio last of the
troops , the Seventeenth Infantry , loft this
morning. General Brooke and family and
staff leave this evening In a special car at
tached to the regular train ,
A Contemplated Good Time ut Went
' Iji\vn Next Hiindny.
The Bricklayers' union of this city are
making extensive preparations for a grand
old fashioned picnic at Pickard's grove at
West Lawn ono week from to-day , and a
largo attendance and a general gooi ! time Is
anticipated , At the grounds amusements
will bo provided for everybody and will con
sist , in addition to the regular order of procedure
cedure- such cases , of foot'ruciut' , amateur
and free-for-all sack races , wheelbarrow
races and all Kinds of athletic sport , conclud
ing with u gaino of base ball between a nine
composed of members of the building and
trades unions and a loadinir nine of the city ,
The game will bo for an elegant prize , The
union will also glvo handsome medals to the
contestants In the other sports , which will
bo placed on exhibition to-morrow , Train !
.will leave the Webster street depot at 10 and
12 o'clock , returning at 7 p , in.
XV CIIOWNS T11I2 HIM *
Tlio New Deaconess Inntltuto In Moti-
Rov. E. A. Fogolstrom , formerly pastor of
the Swedish Lutheran church , li now devot
ing all his tune nnd enemy to the up-build
ing In this city of the Immainiol hospital nnd
Deaconess Institute ,
To tills tjrcat undertaking many of our
leading citizens have contributed very liber
ally. They have been assisted by charitable
people from abrond and some of
the latter have boon most lib
eral In their contributions , Ono especially
is spoken of with the kindliest appreciation
.by Mr. Fouelstrom. It is m. custom tody
who rend in TUB BKKnn nrtlclo detailing
the objects of the now Institute , nnd the
need it had of pecuniary assistance. Oho
immediately forwarded n check for $1,000 ,
the receipt of which , it needs scarcely bo
salt ! , was InunoJ lately acknowledged with
thanks by Mr. FoRolstrom ,
Tha first wing of the Institute has been
erected nt a cost of $ ? 5,000 , nud all of this
has been paid. Before the Institute may bo
opened , however , it will require the expen
diture of about (12,000 to furnish and supply
it with the necessary accommodations. With
the task of raising this money Mr.
Fogolstrom Is now busy , nnd wll warmly
receive nny contribution in money which the
charitably disposed may desire to mnko to
Tno instltuto is situated In Monmotith park ,
northwest of the city , nnd occupies a com
manding iHisltlon on 0110 of the eminences of
The hospital is intended to supply med
ical care and attention to sick people , whllo
in the institute will bo trained young women
who feel called upon to devote their lives to
the succor and comforting , without recoiii-
penso or reward , those who are unable from
poverty or other misfortune to care for them
SirnncorB ut tlio Pr.st Coiurrcunttonn' ' .
A goiitlemoan sends the following to THIS
Dm : :
"Tho custom which Is in use nt the First
Congregational church , of sontlng those who
nro not pew holders in ohalrs placed in the
aisles , proves somewhat embarrassing to the
guests. It culls public attention to the fuut
that they nro strangers , of which fact they
themselves nro conscious when they enter
the church , but under the circumstances ,
"It be that the of
may onliro good ser
vice will not eradicate the first unfavorable
impression , Is there not some-better way i"
//on Itutitiu Church.
Zlon Baptist church , near Grant nnd.
Twenty-first streets , was organized in July ,
1SS3 , by Elder G. W. Woodboy with seven
members. For live years its spiritual and
financial progress was not marked with great
success. On May 20 , 1888 , Rev. T. II. Ewing -
ing , of Leavonworth , Kan. , accepted a call
to assume pastoral charge. His coming was
followed with very satisfactory results.
Within four months $1,300 were raised ,
$1,200 of which were applied on the purchase
of a lot costing $2,200. Upon this lot a par
sonage costing $1,000 was erected , as also n
temporary chapel costing about $3,000.
Work is now in progress upon a brick
church , 70x40 feet. The services are well
attended , and treat religious fervor marks
the members of the flock , a tribute to the
zealous efforts of the new pastor.
A New Pastor.
The Ruv. Mr. Bolno A. Brown , of Toledo ,
O. , one of the brightest men nud most suc
cessful workers in the ministry of that city ,
has just been appointed resident missionary
for the Protestant Episcopal Mission socie
ties in South Omaha. He will immediately ,
on his arrival , begin his labors , assisted by
the Hcv. Mr. Isaac Houlgato till the tlrst ot
next month. The many friends of the latter
will very much regret his departure from this
field whore ho has made himself so popular
and has been so successful in his work.
St. Andrew's Brollir.rlioo'l.
The Omaha chapter of St. Andrew's
Brotherhood sends ten delegates to the an
nual convention of the order , which is to beheld
held next week in Cleveland. Mr. A. P.
Hopkins and Mr. Jcuner , secretary of the
Y. M. C. A. , go from AU Saints ; Mr. John
Plair , from St. Phillip's : Mr. Joseph Weeks ,
with the Kov. John Williams , from St. Bar
nabas' ; Messrs. Powell , Nye and Smith ,
from Trinity , Tue delegates bear as cre
dentials little cards having a St. Andrew's '
cross embossed in gold and red on the
First Baptist church , strangers' Sabbath
homo , corner Fifteenth and Davenport
streets Preaching at 10:30 : a. m. and 7:45 : p.
m. A. W. Lamar , pastor. Morning theme :
"Bearing One Another's Burdens. " Even
ing theme : i'Somo of the Blessings of Stand
ing Uo Straight Before God. " Sabbath
school at 12 m. Prayer meeting Wednesday
evening ut 7:45. : Y. P. S. C. E. pruyer meet
ing Friday evening at 7:43. : All are cordially
invited. Scuts free. The fourth of tbo series
of sermons to men.
Rov. J. M , Wilson will preach at the Will
iam street Presbyterian church , Fifth and
William street , this evening. Uov. Charles
G. Sterling , a seminary clans mate , will oc
cupy his pulpit at the Castcllar street Pres
Trinity cathedral , E'ghteenth and Capitol
avenue Rev. C. II. Gardner , dean. Services
as follows : Morning prayer , litany and ser
mon ut 11 a. m. Sunday school at 3:15 : p. m.
Afternoon service with address at 3:45 :
p. m. Evening prayer and sermon at 7:45 : p.
m. During the absence of Dean Gardner tha
assistant , Rov. C. T. Brady , will officiate at
ulj services. There will bo no early celoDru-
tlon at S a. in.
First Congregational church. Nineteenth
and Davenport streets Preaching morning
and evening by the pastor , Dr. Duryea , at
10:30 : a. m. and 7:30 : p. m. Pews in this
church will bo rented for the next fiscal year
on Monday evening , September 2'J. '
Univorsalist church of the Good Shepherd
will meet on Sunday afternoon nt 3 o'clock
at the residence of Mr. John Wilson , Eigh
teenth and Ohio streets. Rev. Mary G. An
drews will preach.
The Both Eden Baptist Sunday school will
hold its regular harvest borne service- the
church at 823 Park avenue. Services begin
at 11 o'clock. No evening service- .
Rov. Wiilard Scott will preach In the St.
Mary's Avenue Congregational church in the
morning at 10:30 : o'clock. No evening service.
HO A. HI ) OP TKAUE.
Mr. Jones Makes n Favorable Imprcs-
Hloii IlcmmJinc Florida Connection.
The arguments presented by Mr. S , A ,
Jones , of Tampa , Flo. , to the meeting of
the directors of the board of trade , yester
day morning , made a fnvorabln impression ,
and a resolution was adopted favoring the
memorial to congress asking for a mull line
from Tampa to Asplnwall ,
A telegram was sent to Kansas City , invit
ing the delegates to the convention of the
bankers' national association , to visit
Omaha at the close of their session on Fri
day next. Euclid Marti n was chosen to
make any further arrangements , nnd a com
mittee , consisting of Messrs. Max Meyer , II.
G , Clarke and E. E. Hrucu wanappointed to
meet the party and act as escort.
Mayor Broatch appeared before the direc
tors and asked that arrangements bo inado
to entertain the delegates to the "Interna
tional American congress who will be hero
The following committee was appointed to
act with the mayor and the city council in en
tertaining the visitors ; Messrs. Euclid
Martin , Potcr Her , G. M. Hitchcock , Joseph
Barker , A. T. Rector , C. H , Brown and J.
A. Wakofleld ,
ArtaiiKotnonts will ho made to give the
visitors u carriage rldo through tha principal
streets of the city , to show them ttio smelt
ing works and stockyuids , und entertain
them at u banquet.
It was also decided to extend an Invitation
to tto | 100 Boston capitalists who will visit
the- ' Sioux City corn palace October 22 , to
also pay u visit to Omaha.
A committee consisting of P. E. Her , W ,
N , Nason nnd John A. McShano was up-
pointed on ntortalnincnt of tbo last men
tioned body , a
A Ilruco ofDIvorco HullH ,
Sarah Bruton has filed a petition for dt-
vorco from her husband James , alleging extreme -
Daniel Hemlrlcks asks for n divorce from
his wlfo Lidla A. on the grounds of deser
- * * rfify * *
THE PRORATING MOVEMENT.
Iu Splto of Stroiui Opposition It 1 $
Extending. , , , J
IT IS NOT THEIR FUNERAU
Whether or Not tlio Klflcon Cent
Unto to St. IVuil I'ny * Northwest-
crn Honda Doesn't Trouble
the Knstorn Lines.
The III it Cut Goon.
CittcMoo , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram to
Tnii BEE. ] In splto ot the Intense and
openly expressed hostility of tha trunk Unco
nnd Central Trafllo associations and turcra
prominent Chicago-Si. Paul lines the move
ment to pro rate on through business to the
northwest Is crowing. As an official of an
custom road said this morning :
"It is not our funeral whether the 15-coni
rate to St. Paul pays the northwestern roads.
Wo got our full local tariff out ot it and our
west bound trains to Chicago uro not so fully
loaded that wo can nfford to refuse freight
nt tariff rates , "
Every day this week n now eastern rend
has signified its Intention of Joining In the
Issuance of a through tariff with thu'St.
Paul roads which are quoting thu 15 cent ,
proportional rato. The Krlo Dispatch , the /.I
Erie road , the Chicago & Atlantic , the ; |
FiUjhburg , Lchlgh " Valley , New York & ,1
Now England , the "cinelunitl , Hamilton &
Dayton , the Monon and "Bin Four , " have
either issued through tariffs or have slunl-
fled their Intention of no doing , To-duy'a
accession Is the Ohio & Mississippi , which
will Is-tuo u through tariff Monday.
Presidents Ungliltt , of the Northwestern ,
Cable , ot thu Rode Island , and Miller ot the "
St. Paul uro still In the east opposing the
plan. There is no doubt In thu minds of
Chicago railroad mon that the Central
Tratllo and Trunk Line associations will offi
cially declare their expressed opposition to
prorating ns soon as preliminary conferences
can bo held.J
The position of affairs at present Is that
the Hurlington & Northern and the other
Hues quoting the through rate htivn ample
luke und mil connections with the seaboard ,
and southern connections via Loulsvillo and
Cincinnati. Both sides will strive by every
means , the ono to secure nil rail connections
to the seaboard and the ether to prevent
It. It is ttio last bitch for the
Burlington & Northern , and having won so
fur it is confident of future success. Trnfllo
Manager Hnmblln had no doubt to-day that ,
his road will have independent connections
by the end of the wee It.
The denials by the Alton officials that they
had any immediate Intentions of buying or
leasing a line west of Kansas City huvo bad
little or no weight with writers on railroad
topics. To-day your coi respondent was
shown the Alton charter , two sections of
which show conclusively that at least nothing
can bo done suddenly in the way of exten
sions. Section 10 rends :
"That the president and directors of snld
corporation shall not have power to crcato
any debts or liabilities without the-
consent in wilting of three-fourths
of its stockholders , except those
incurred for the necessary supplies lu oper
ating said road. "
Section 2 provides that the president and
directors shall hnvo no power to acquire by
lease , purchase or otherwise , any extension
of Its road without tlio written consent of
tha majority of its stockholders.
President Manvel , of the Atchisou , re
turned from iiis western trip to-day. Ha had
como to no definite conclusion In regard to
his policy , nud would not before taking 'a
trip over the entire system , ou which ho will
start early In October.
Striking at the Hoot.
CHIOAOO , Sept. 21. The Times to-morrow
will say a deal is now under consideration ,
that if consummated will afford a satisfac
tory solution to the Northwestern railroad
The now plan briefly Is for the Chicago &
Northwestern or the Chicago , Milwaukee ] ,
& St. Paul , or both , to secure control of the
Burlington it-Northern road and operate it
in the interest of their own companies. Ik
has gene so fur that the terms of tlio deal
are partly settled. The basis of the deal Is ,
the turning over to the Burlington & Qulucy '
of the Milwaukee & St. Paul's line to iCan- : ,
sas City , or if the deal be with thu Northwestern - * J
western , the barter will bo for the lattor'a |
brunch lines south of the Platte river in No'j
No Quorum or the Council Present to &
Ilt'Oclvo I lie Committee's Report. s
The special meeting of the council called i
last evening 'to receive tlio report of the *
special paving investigation committee failed
to uiutorialiio , a quorum not being present ,
The committee have a report prepared for
presentation , but have not yet made it pub
lic. It in understood , however , that the re
port will be a double-barreled affair. Tbo
committee will report that In the belief of
its mom hers , reached after n careful inves
tigation , the inspection of cedar block pav
ing material bus been too severe , and that a
good quality of blocks has been rejected.
The responsibility for this state of affairs
will bo Dlnced upon tbo board of publi6
works as u whnlo and not upon Chairman
Bulcombo , Messrs. Kiurstoud and Furay
having informed the committee that they
ugrco with the views und actions of tha
J. Park , of Fullcrton , is at the Millard ,
Fred Brown , of Kearney , is ut the Paxton.
M. Finch , of Huy Springs , is at the Pax-
H. H. HuyJen , of Lincoln , is at the Paxton -
G. E. Gorton , of Crawford , is at the Mur
W. A. Garbcr , of Lincoln , Is at Iho Mur-
C. C. Parkins , of Springfield , Is at the Ar- *
John McMnnlgal , of Lincoln , Is at tha
H. C. Haynes und wife , of Sidney , are at
P. L. Haworth and F. O. Ayer , of Ord , nra
at the Arcado. v
S. W. Alien and wlfo , of Plattsmouth , are
at the Arcade ,
T. R. Sylvanus and wife , of Lincoln , are , < i
stopping at the Millard ,
P. Anderson nnd Kd Menlley , of Mead , are
registered at the Arcade.
William Daviduon , buvor for N. B. Pal-
coner , returned to the city jostorday ,
M. B. Reese and wife and Mrs. J. J. WIU
ley , of Wuhoo , nro registered at the Murray.
J. B. Woston. R. J. Kllpatrlck , Joseph. . . .
Hemingway and W , C. Strolino , of Beatrice , 4
are registered at the Paxtoii , *
Miss E. F , McCartney returned yesterday
from Milwaukee , WIs , , where she attended
the funeral of au aunt , Miss Rosu M. Me- "
Judge John R. Porter and wife , of Lo
Angeles , formerly of Omaha , nro guests of
their Boii-iii-law. Depot-Master flanoy , of the
Union Pacific. The Judge was a welcome
visitor to-day to THE Uii : : building and mar
veled greatly ut tin beauty.
L } , Itiuyclu ituoliiu.
A , H , 1'origo , a dealer In blcvlei und a
member of the Omaha Wheel club , has de
cided to getup a series of races and will give
aJ3 "sweater" to the wheelman maklt g the
best time between the two bridges , on h road
way in Council Bluffs , tbo-timo to bo inndo
the week of Octobcr'l to 7 ,
Should enough Interest bo manifested bo
proposes to offer a more valuable prUo the
succeeding week ,
Odiio tci Get Married.
Howard H. Haldrego , a young attoiney , ' | |
and member of the linn of BarUett , Bald *
r dgo & Lodwlch. left last evening for
I curia. . 111. , where be will be united in muf-
r ingo next next Thursday to Miss Blnncua
Co ( ley , the accomplished daughter ot a prow'
Incut physician In that city. William Speer.
political editor ol tuu New York Sun , ! < t J
onlciuto a best tuau
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