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    THE OMAHA : DAILY EE.
TWENTIETH YEAH. OMAHA , FJUDAY MOlBSG ? , JUNE 5 , 1891. NUMJ3EB 347.
BOTH PROFESS TO BE HAPPY ,
V BhepUcrd and Furst Think Bliss Lies at the
Gallows' Foot.
DEATH DOES NOT TERRIFY EITHER.
Ahnnt the Canilldntes for
u Double Hunting nt I reinont To-
dny 1'iilNllcr Killed lor
Twenty DollnrH.
FIIP.MONT , Nob. , Juno 1. [ Special to Tin :
-Christian Kurst and Charles Shepherd
herd before ! i o'clock tomorrow will have ex
piated with their lives the brutal murder of
Carlos J. Pulslfor in December of l d. The
condemned men liavo attained their twenty-
second yeUr. They have known little of the
pleasures of life nnd their end mis boon
reached with nn experience of misery hap
pily unknown to many mortals.
Shepherd Is n small , slight man of dark
complexionwith nn expression In his features
r of crafty cunning and cowurdice. Thcro Is
no lustro In his eyo. Naturally , ho was
undomonstrnilvo and the fate , which for
months has stared tilm In the face , has
mmlo him moro reserved than usual. Ho
suspects his visitors , yet answers with po
liteness although ho generally requires each
question to bo propounded a second time. Ho
haa been visited by several clergymen and
neverul ladies of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union , nnd tins gradually ac
cepted their Views of the world bevond the
gallows and as nlso the suggestion to prepare
to meet his God. This ho has done by moans
of u consideration of the enormity of nis
crime , his repeiitence for the same and the
reading of works on spiritual subjects and
csnociully the bible. There is no doubt that
his conversion Is sincere , moro especially be
cause there Is no hope for his escape. A few
clays ago ho sa'.d toTm : TiKi : man who had
nskcd him what kind of a life he would lead
If ho should again be given his liberty. Ho
mulled at the futility of the suggestion and
raising his 1 and in which lay the bible , ex
claimed :
"My llfo will boon that over after this.no
TO Her how long I may live. " Today ho
suoko about being bapti/cd and it is not mi-
likely that ho may receive the sacrament to
morrow at the hands of Rev. Mr. Hariison of
Scnbnor.
Furst Is the younger of the two. Ho has a
heavy frame and would make a peaceful man.
Vet ho Is almost boyish still in his actions
and appearance. Ills frankness Is remarka
ble and affects to bo ready to meet his fato.
Both of thcso young men said to Tin ; Bui :
man today :
"You may say that If every person in this
world fi'ltos happy as wo do , It would bo
well for thorn. "
It would not bnvo been difltcult to believe
them had it , not boon for the pallid face , the
.reworn expression and the furtive glances
the elder of the two , whoso mind cannot
bo distracted from his fate.
There has been some sympathy for Fum.
lint for Shepherd there has been none. It
lias been claimed that LAirst was drawn into
the commission of the crime by the latter.
Speaking on the subject , Furst said :
"I did not know the man who was Killed.
I did t see him until wo met him on the
road thtttnVfJlit , "
"How many hots were tired 1" ho was
asked. ' /or \
"You cnn't provjjthnt by mo. "
Pursl meunt.by.thls thai he did not shoot ,
lccuuso ) SJitjpbw'iK conlinued where Fnrst
ha I cowed , nlHl'mild :
Jlyo bad not intended to do any shooting.
> Vb'enwo met Pulsifor J told him to nut up
lils hands. I lifted ono of hU hands myself
nnd pointed my revolver nt him. Ho moved
Ills right bund toward his pocket to get u re
volver , ns I thought , and I lired. He fell.
There were three shots fired. "
"Did ho dlo immediately ! "
"J don't know , I didn't touch him. "
"Who robbed hlmf"
"Ho died in nn Instant , " vouchsafed Purat.
"Ho was dead when I searched him.Vo
found about ? -0 , Ho had u poekutboolt in ot.o
of bin hands. "
Tills was the connection of these young
n in tlio crime. Tlioro was no remorse or
feilHjiolruyed In their recital. Tlio only ox-
piession on the features of Furst was of dis
appointment that thu murdeiod man did not
bnvo as much money about him as hud been
expected , and regret that ho had boon uppro-
honUud.
Shepherd lias boon industriously at work
for several weeks with Ins pen. Ho claims
to bo preparing n statement , which he will
leave wltn his father , in which ho will hold
ihut ho wus Incited to the commission of the
crime by a party who Is now a eitl/on of
Crowellhore , thu murdoicd man resided.
Ho says nlso that ho has promised n history
of the crime to n Chicagonn , who will put It
in boolt form ,
Fnrst will make no statement. Ho claims
lie has told all ho knows about the matter.
At tlrst ho held bo hud been Inspired to the
deed by n doctor ol Scrlbnor , but the stato-
inont could not bo substantiated. Ho con
fided to Tn BII : : , however , thnt the party In
question had had nothing to do with this
crime , but that ho did Inspire him ( Kurst ) to
lissnult and rob saloonkeepers In Scrlbnor ,
but that his courage fulled. \ \ hllo under this
evil Influence ho mot Shepherd.
Today there was a final parting between
the mother , two sisters and two brottiers of
young Furst. To accommodate them Sheriff
Mlllllion allowed the young man to coino
from the cage Into the corridor of the jull ,
nnd whllo under thu vo'-y gibbet which Is to
swing him Into eternity , to receive the lust
einbrncos of his klmlted , The Stuiio was
most pathotio , The aged , weeping , despair
ing , heart-broken mother cried with
the anguish of a mother's bocenvenioiit
nnd sense of shame. A dozen tlmos
she kissed and embraced her son and turned
nway , the warm toais mingling with these of
her unfortunate boy , and as many times she
returned to him as If she could not realize
that the parting wus to bo forever.
The faiowell of the brothers and sisters
was also pitiful , and finally thu party slowly
retired from the scene , leaving the jounu
murderer In tears.
-Shepherd's father and brother will coino
toaioi row. Tonight largo delegations are ex-
peeled fiom Crowell , Dodge , West Point and
several other towns. They will linger Im
patiently until It is announced thnt the law
lias avenged the murder of the man thov
loved so well ,
The Jnll In which the execution Is to tuko
pluco Is situated Immediately south of the
court licrnsu In the heart of this ciiy. It Is n
small brick sit urtuiv. In the northern half
nro confined the county's prisoners , In the
south half resides Sheriff Mllllkon ,
The Juil consists of ono room , In which Is
nn Iron cage about Ux' 0 foot In size. Thin Is
divided into an eastern and western half and
In the former uio quartered the condemned
men. East of the cage is u corridor outlined
liy the east wall of the structure. This intior
is pierced by two windows , through which
tomorrow the ruys of the sun for the last
tlmo to the convicted ones , will penetrate , in
this corridor stands the scaffold. It Is built
of wood and Is the work of Julius Rudowskv
of Omuhn , who nmdo the scaffold on which.
J-M Nuul of Omaha ws : to Imvo been hunt ; In
October last , The floor of the Instrument of
death Is Th foot above the floor of tlio Jail
nnd about six Inches nbovo the top of the
cage In which the men uro confined.
) t Is clearly In vlow of tin ; coudemned ones
nnd nt their roquu.st was erected while they
looked on , It Is fourteen feet long and six
feet wide. Thcio are two trap doors ouch
itxlIK font. Koch of these is supported bv a
staple which penetrates ihb floor of tno
tcaffold nnd is in turn penetrated bx a wedge
which rests upon thu floor When the tlmo
come.s for the drop to fall Sheriff Mllllkln
will work u lover on the north und of the
> scaffold. This lever \ \ ill .shoot u bolt along n
> covu which will push back the wedge sup
tlng each trap , allowing the latter to full
eneath lt human weight. The cross beams
nro about six feet nboNO the heads
of the comk'L'inod men nnd uro
of puto Jix8 incho * . Prom those
will depend throo-quartor Inch rones. Of
thcso the sheriff has provided three , which ,
nt a cost of $10 apiece , ho .purchased in Cin
cinnati ,
Sheriff Mllliken has loft nothing undone to
see thnt the execution shall coino off without
unnecessary hitches. Ho has maao excellent
preparations for the event and has the confi
dence of the people.
He has roceiv'ed requests from nearly two-
thirds of the sh rlffs of the state asking per
mission to wltncis the hanglm ; , and has gen
erally replied that the ofllcors In question
would be 'illowed admission if the size of the
] ull permitted.
The prisoners , besides the supervising at
tention of the iilieriff , have been under the
eve of Jailor Montgomery and Death Watches
Burcman and Teal.
Thoio wfto rumors today that the younit
men would not meet death upon the gallows.
But there was no reason to believe that there
wns anything Out surmlso in the statement.
It wus doubtless occasioned by the fact that
In Is * ! ) a nun then under sentence of death
cheated the gullows by moans of nis OWT
bund , thu desperate net being committed in
the inljolnlr.e cell of the cugo In which the
murderers arc ronlined.
In Juno of 1ST * Dr O. J. Ht Louis of this
citv poisoned his wife. Ho wns arrested and
charged with murder. He was tried In Tro-
inont and the Jury disagreed. He took a
change of venue lo Haundors countj. where
ho wus found guilty of murder. Ho was sen
tenced to bo hanged. On March ' 20 ho waste
to have I eon transported to SuUndors county ,
to bo executed , bat about three hours after
midnight no put a plstoi to his head and .shot
himself. He lived for two and a half days ,
dying in ngnnv.
The sr.erilT has derided to call out Com
pany IX Nebraska nutionnl ituards , Captain
Puny , who thirty-six strong will surround
Uicill. ]
Tonight the father nnd brother of Charles
Shepherd bade him goodbye and will not see
him UL'aln until nfter the execution.
Sneriff Mllliken hus stretched a wire rope
outside Iho ] ail and nobody will bo allowed
to pass It It will bo guarded by a corps of
deputy sheriffs and Company B , Nebraska
national guards.
The authority to use the militia was
grunted tonight in a telegnm from Adjutant
General Cole to Sheriff Millikcn. As a consequence
quence Captain Perry has ordered his com
pany to report at the armory at 'J o'clock
tomorrow morning for duty.
The sheriff has not yet decided as to the
hour of execution.
The Crime.
On December 10 , 1SSO. nnd about 0 o'clock
In the evening , Carlos J. Pulsifor , a grain
dealer at Crowoll , locked his office and left
for his home , half a milo west of tno town.
Half an hour later the report of n pistol
shot startled thu Inhabitants of the llltlo
town. A number of thoui rushed lo their
doors und along Die dark highway and
finally Stumbled on tbo dead body of Pulsifor ,
wnlch lav on tlio thoroughfaie.
It was for the killing of this man that
Charles Shepherd and Christian Furst were
executed.
The victim loft a widow and eight chil
dren.
In the darkness It wrts impossible to ascer
tain in what direction the murderers had
gono.
Ttio news , however , spread with great
rapidity and , before morning , largo bodies of
farmers wcro scouring for tno criminals In
the \lcinity of Crowell , Scrlbner , Dodge and
West Point.
The first clue to the perpetrators was ob
tained shoitly nftor the commission of the
crimo. Two men excitedly rushed into the
home of a farmer niimoft Schumacher about
four itdles west of Crowell aud asked for and
bought a loaf of bread.
This fact showed the direction in which
the murderers had gene and the farmers on
the watch were notified of the circumstance.
A reward of (1,1)00 ) was offered for tlio ar
rest and conviction of the marderers. Of
this amount SI.OOJ was offered by Frank Pul
sifor , a brother of the deceased , ? 500 by the
governor and SIOI ) by Ihe sheriff.
The murderers wore Irucqd four miles
north of Crowell nnd there the clue was lost.
On the morning of tno 12th Inst. about 3 a.
m two young men entered the town of Scrlb
ner on a pair of worn out burses which they
had stolen from a farmer named Groves.
They attempted to steal another team in
town , but were unsuccessful , and Ihen
sought to make their exit on foot , taking 16
Iho brush along Iho Klkhorn river , They
were pursued nnd surrendered without re
sistance.
They were brought back to Scribnor and
ono of them was routined in the Jail and the
other guarded in the Clifton house.
News of their arrest wus wired to Sheriff
Million in reinont , who repaired to Scribner
and took the suspects in chargo. Talk of
lynching was Indulged und a strong force of
the loading citizens of the town was em
ployed to keep onck the angry farmers.
Both of the accused had resided in Scrib-
ner , Stiopherd having worked in Spanglor's
blacksmith shop and Furst in Joseph Snop-
hurd's ' livery stable.
The prisoners were taken to Fremont ,
guarded by a number of deputies and ac
companied by another man from Scribnor
who , It was suspected , know something about
the crime. They wcro contlncd in tne county
Ja'll , whore both confessed their crime , each
claiming , however , that the other nad fired
tbo fatal bullets. The victim was shot
through the heart. Ho was robbed of all the
money ho bad on his person , amounting to
5iO.
5iO.On
On December 20 ttio prisoner ? had a pre
liminary hearing , both pleading not guilty ,
waived examination und were held to the
district court. A resident of Crowell , who
wus alleged to have Instigated tlio crime , hud
u homing nlso but was discharged. The
party arrested at Scrlbner , who was sus
pected with Shepherd and Furst wns
also discharged , but without u hear
ing. Shepherd nnd Furst were placed on
trial at the next term of Iho district court
and found guilty of murder in the llrst de
gree. Tno case was later taken to the supreme
premo court and Iho tlnding of Iho lower
couit was sustained.
Two weeks npo friends of the condemned
circulated a petition which was presented to
Governor Tbuyer requesting thnt the sen
tence of death bu commuted to imprison
ment.
A remonstrance against granting the peti
tion wus ulso circulated by the friends of the
murdered man with what result is already
known ,
/ > .iuort nxi < ; n'is.
Work ol * the Pythian Grand l-oil o nt
SiotxCiir , la. , Juno 4. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE BII. : . I Tno meeting of the
grand ledge Knlghta of I'vthias of South Da
kota , In session at Madison , Is the largest
und most noted since Its organiznllou , Toduv
thu following officers were elected : Grand
chancellor , W. K. Tijiton , Armour ; grand
vice chancellor , A. I ) Keller , Elk Point ;
grand prelate , C. A. Muxon , Vorinllllon ;
grand keeper of records and seals , U. S. G.
Cherry , Sioux Falls ; grand master of ux-
chequor , J. A. Trow , Madison , grand
mastor-ul-unns , W II. Lnnmorhoff , Hill
City , for supreme representatives John R.
Breiinan of Rapid Citv wns elected for the
long term nud A. C. Phillips for the short
torms.
The cram ! todgo Is to bo congratulated on
the selection of Its two supreme roprosunta.
lives.
_
'J'HK II 'KA Tit Kit IOK KUA * T.
For Omaha nud Vicinity Showers ;
u urmor.
I'or the Dakota * , Nebraska and Iowa
Fair ; warmer ; southeasterly winds.
Fur Missouri , Kansas und Colorado Fair ;
variable winds ; warmer.
An Oinahn IMInlu ; Company.
Su.T L\KB , Utah , June I ( Special Tolo-
grum to TUP BKK.I St. George mining and
milling company of Omaha tiled articles of
Incorporation today. Capital stock $1,000,000.
The IneoriwnUors me D Btium , W. Guernsey ,
G. W Hoidrogo. The property is near St.
Guorgo. _
Sir John's Comtit on Unuhtiiiicrd ,
OTTAWA , Out , , Juno 4 , Sir John Mncdon-
uld passed tbo night without any change in
bis condition.
Sir John Is weaker tonight thau at any
tlmo during hU illness.
SZWALD'S ' CRIME CONFIRMED
No Longer Any Doubt as to the Truth of
His Awful Confession ,
HELD FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION ,
Itiiflal of the Lamented 'Jmirral Con
ner Klrc at MmlNiiti Utllroml
Kuinoi'H at NiMhrani Other
Stale News.
Wivsr , Nob. , .luno 4. [ Spocinl .Telegram
toTitn BEIICounty Attorney Wright of
this city is In receipt of n letter from W. A.
Henry , the Sacramento justice before whom
John SiWiild recently confessed his double
crime of murder , verifying the report already
published in TUB Bnn. The letter nlso con
tains clippings from the Sacramento dallies
giving the story of Snvald In detail. In the
clippings It is muted thnt after being Incar
cerated In jail the man con tossed to the
further fuel that nfter smothering his second
wi to at Way no with the bed clothes , as ho
Irid previously niuOe known to the justice , ho
procured n rope and suspended the body
from a rafter In order to divert suspicion. A
cut of the Sacramento man is sent which Is
rccognl/od by parties hero an being that of
Ihe John SMvntd who formerly rcjldod at
this nluco Authorities nt Sacramento have
been directed to hold the man pending
further investigation.
Itiiilroad I'lutH.
Nionuuu , Neb , Juno ( . fSpecial to Tun
Biis. : ] The Sioux City A : Northwestern rail
road Hied the pints of tno locitod burvoy ,
through KIIOY and Boyd counties , In the
county ciont's ofllco toil.iy. This line has
been stnlccd out and cross sectioned rcadv
for work from a point near Jackson , Dakota
county , to Niobraru , thence cro'sing the
Niobrara river at its mouth and continuing
along the valley of Po-.cn river to the state
lino. The government has granted this ro.iu
Its right of wav through all government
lands and the secretary of the interior hiis
approved the same , thus doing away with
any unmagos thnt are linhlo to transpire in
construction. Vice President Diincoinbo
says that Ills company will proceed ns rapidly
as possible to the completion of the road ns
"marked and staked out upon the ground , "
thus pointing to the fact that It Is more than
a paper road. The survey as marked out i
very direct along the Ponca river , but east
of Niobrara is quite crooked In places , duo to
the procurement of a light grade. The dis
tance from Sioux Chy to Niobrara is made
100 miles , and from Niobrara to the stuto line
01' miles. In view of the largo Immluru-
tion that has gone , into the now country
west , the Illini ; of those plats indicate Imme
diate coistruntioti ; and since the Blootnlleld
branch of the Omaha line is very near to this
line coining into Niobrara , the possibilities
for a lively railroad racket before the close of
the present season uro very encouraging.
iHhlitiid Will celebrate.
ASIII.VND , Neb , , Ju-io . [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bii.J : A mooting of the busi
ness men of Ashland was called Wednesday
evening and u committee appointed to can
vass the city for celebration funds. The
meeting then adjourned till this opening
when the report of the committee was read.
Over $ IiO ! ( had been subscribed and enough
more promised to mane more than 4-100. This
was considered suflleient for a starter and
arrangements for h splendid celebration of
the Fourtti of July were made. The large
maple grove at the toot of Silver street will
bo used. Every one is enthusiastic and pro
pose to make the Fourth of July , IbOl , u
great event. _
Hiirlnl of General Connor.
KRUIN-EV , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bii : : , ] The funeral of the late
General A. H. Connor took place at the family
residence on West Twenty-seventh street at
2:30 : this afternoon. The Buffalo county bar
attended in a body , and a largo crowd of
mourning citUons was in attendance. Rev.
D. U. W. Martin delivered the funeral
oration , and ho was assisted in conducting
the service by Hev. Dr. Oliver and Rev. W.
S. Buines. A number of prominent men of
the state wore present. The funeral urocos-
sion was led to the cemetery by the military
band , playing solemn strains and keeping
tlmo to tha boat of tnuflled drums.
Levied on Stoult.
STUUIT , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to THE
BRI : . ] Attorney P. M. Harrington of
O'Neill , accompanied by Deputy Sheriff
Mock , levied on iiincty-llvo head of cattle be
longing to John Corberry yesterday to satisfy
judgments existing against the latter in favor
of certain wholesale houses for which Hur-
riugtou is attorney. Tno cattle had recently
boon shipped to Corberry from Sioux City
and the consignors held a chattel mortgage
on them which had not been put upon record
when the levy was made. The affair will
probably create a bree/o when the Sioux
City parlies Interested learn what has been
done , _
Smith-Dodder.
OIUND ISIANII , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special
Telegram to Tim Bmi.J A quiet wedding
occurred in this city at 5 o'clock tills after
noon , the contracting parties being Mr. O. J.
Smith , assistant cashier of the Bank of Com
merce , and Miss Molllo JJoddor. The cere
mony took place at Iho residence of the bride's
paronU and was performed by Hev. K L.
Dodder , father of the bride , nssistoa by I lev.
T. K. Clark. Only n few immediate friends
were present. Mr. and Mrs. Smith left this
ovoninir over the Union Pad Ho on a short
trip to Denver and other western points.
Teachers' Institute.
NmnusKA Cirv , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Spocinl
to Tin : Bri'.l Klubornto preparations uro
being made for the approaching county insti
tute which convenes Juno - - ! and closes July
! 1 nl Syracuse. I'rcf. Hunt , Miss Kvullno
Birss and I'rof. Gardner will assist County
Superintendent Clary. Special lectures will
bodollvoiedby I'rof. J. A. Bi > atlo of ijncoln
and Dr. Dnrvou of Omaha. Bishop Newman ,
Dr. C'reighton nud Prof. Hunt.
Railroad Ah
NUIIIUSKA I'm , Neb. , Juno 4. [ Special
to i Tun BEI. . ] The railroad assessment
for the county shows : Nebraska road ,
Wd.TH ) ; Missouri Pueille , ? .MHSIO ; Missouri
Pacific , Crete branch , $ USb. ) > ; Pullman pal-
uco car company , $ ijOj,40. The aggiegato
nsssessment on railroads in the county was
§ 50teb ( less than It was last year ,
Pool Well Over If
Gr.NEVA , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Spor.lal Telegram
to TUB BIK : , ] ThocitUcns of Geneva lecl
pretty wt'll over tno fact thnt one of Its en
terprising ilrms of contractors secured the
building of tlio Industrial school , as this se
cures employment for a great many homo
laborers , thus keeping most of the money
Lore. _ _ . _ _ _
Crops In linox and Iloyd.
Niomiuit , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to THE
lr.i.J ! : Itains during the past week thtough-
out Knox and Bovd counties have been
numerous and crops of all kind look lino. A
dry spell 'n ' the eastern portion of Knox has
dona sonio damage to wheat , but none to the
other crops.
Fire at MutllHoii.
MADISON , Neb , , Juno 4 , [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BKE.J--A llro broke out early
this morning In the oil room of M. V ,
Thomas' store unu destroyed the building
and a $7,000 stock of general moachandlr.a ,
The total insurance on tbo stock aud building
was $7,000. The flrcmon'sjiyorTt ' equalled that
of trained veterans. Thcfbulldltigs adjoining
were saved from Injury. <
Cedar Touiity'if Northal.
HUITINOTOV , Nob. , Jijno ' 4j [ Special to
Tin : BKF..J The Cedar county ) summer nor
mal , which opens nt Coleridge next month ,
promises to bo the most successful over held
in the countv. Extensive preparations nro
already In progress by County Superintend
ent Grimes iiml I'rof. Collins of tills city and
I'rof. Townsbnd of Rahilolph , tro managing
corps of instructors. They will bo assisted
In the work by some piomlncnt educators
from abroad. _ > _ _
WILD ISTOCIttllJHS ItVMlHl.
- 1
Kale ol' the Onrihn I'/nnt / tn KnjllMh-
inen Ueported ninl Denied.
Sioi \ CITV , In. , Juno J4.Special ( Tele
gram to Tin : BI-G I A gefitloninn who has
largo stockyards Invoitmohts hero nnd im
portant llnnncial connections in England ,
states that tin English syndicate has com
pleted negotiations for the purchase of the
Omaha stockyards. Kx-Congnmnian Mc-
Shane negotiated the dealt ; Tlio price Is said
to bo 30,000,000.
No Truth ( h I .
A BIR reporter called 'ftt the resldonco of
Colonel William PaxtonSvlco pnuidont of
the company , last night Ufask if there was
any truth in the rumored : $ ilc.
The colonel came to the door 111 his night
shirt , nnjl whllo standing on the cold
murblo tiling of thaf vestibule in
his bare feet denied { most positively
and emphatically that there was any truth lu
the reported sale. 4
"It's nil n - Ho ; nota'word of truth In
It , " said the colonel , as h closed the door
and started back to his bcji
Mr. K A. Cudany , ono of the directors of
the Union stockyards company , said that
tLoro was no truth in the icport.
"Neither John A. McSh ao nor anyone else
has any authority to negotiate such a sale , "
suid Mr. Cuduuy. J
ion A ji.moxs.
Harmonious and I'l-olltnhle Grand
Hchsioii Cosed. !
la. , June. 4. ( Special Telegram
gram to TUB Bui : , j The forty-eighth annual
communication of the Masonic grand lodge of
Iowa w.is brought to a clos today , being ono
of the most profitable and "harmonious meet
ings ever held. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year : II. G. Phelps ,
Atlantic , grand master ; ' W. L. Temple ,
Osccola , senior grand warden ; J. E. Nye ,
West Union , lunior gruudV warden ; F. W.
Chase Cedar Falls , grandf treasurer ; T. S.
Parvln , grand secretary ; "ivnd'dcorgo ' B. Van
Saun , Cedar Falls , custodtarf.
The next meeting will bc ticld'at Dubuquo.
Oddl'ellowH Celehrrfte.
ATIANTIC , la. , Juno 4. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Bii.J : Two years agp Atlantic nnd
Cass lodges Independent Order of Oddfel
lows consolidated , forming im organl/Jition
known as Atlantic lodge N"o. 0. Atlantic
lodge has a momoershtp Of ' 520 and In she
there is only ono larger In 'Iowa1. ' Hawkeye
encampment in the higher jnmk ofOddfel-
lowship has the largest or ahirution in the
state. J ,
Both organizations unltelj In celebrating
today the second annlvonarx or , tuo consoli
dation , nnd upon their invitation there was
called together the largostVon'yehtlon of Odd
fellows over iissomDled In t' fssdctl6riFully ,
a thousand visitors partlclifcri-jl,1 ' lodges com ?
ing from Stuart. Adair , OttJ ? . A'tHta-xWiota ,
Mnrno , Walnut , HancodfJ r > nelbyj Alusscnn ,
Cumberland , Griswold , Lowls , Brayton and
Audubon , besides delegations Irom other
places. t ,
The city was handsomely decorated in
honor of the event. Tw6lvo hundred men
formed the parade , under Hie escort of the
several bands , mayor and city council.
On account of the largo number present ,
the afternoon programme announced lor the
oqora house was changed to an open nir
demonstration ut the city park. Addrc.sses
were made by Hev. Frank P. Evans and
Past Grand Master J. KPowers of DCS
Moines and Grand Master L.OUIS Blodorman
of Council Bluffs.
The events were concluded by a monster
meeting ut Iho Congregational church , the
largest assembly room In the city , this
evening , when a rare musical programme
was given , together with u number of ad
dresses by prominent Oddfellows.
Quiet College Scandal.
CEIUII Kii'ii > , la. , Juno i. [ Special Tolo-
grain to TnuBiJB.l The ox'Dtflsio'u of Horace
G. Lozler from Cornell college at Mount
Vornou has created a great'sensation. Ho is
a young man , twenty-four or twentllvo
years old , and n son of Chaplain John
Hogarth Lo/ior , prominent * in Grand Army
of the Republic circles , and has heretofore
berne nn excellent reputation , and was to
have graduated from both _ tbo litorarv and
musical departments this ypar. An effort is
being made to keep tno matter quiet ,
especially the cause , but It Js understood that
he hecamo too intlimita with a young lady
living In town-whlch , came to the oars of the
faculty and resulted in bis expulsion.
Hi * Suh MHO lulled.
Four Uuuan , la. , Juno ' 4. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tins BKK.J Coni Farrell of Iowa
Falls has been sent to thovAnamosa panlton-
llary to servo it two years' sentence for a
peculiar kind of forgery.
Furrell's wife refused to sign a note with
him and ho induced his daughter , who bora
the same name , to ufllx hflr signature. The
note was taken with the imdcrstanding that
it had boon signed by Mrs. Farroll. When
It came duo the trick WAS discovered and
Farrell was prosucuted foi forgery.
Illegal Transfer or Funds.
SiotCm , la. , Juno 4. [ Siteclal to Tun
Bin : . ] The board of supervisors of this
county has been ordered to make good the
deficit in the permanent school fund , which
has bon caused by the transfer of money to
the bridge fund. The deficit Aow amounts to
? T8,0X ( ) . The county has lie funds available
for this purpose. It is said that there have
been similar transfers which1 were totally Ille
gal In other counties , but Jrl no cuso of moro
than a small fraction of tbo amount in 'this
. '
county. _
All Qnlct at Mylirle.
MTSTIC , la. , Juno . --9p6cjoj | Telegram to
THE Biu. : ] The reports qf Urbublo among
the minors of this town afiffalso , although
considerable shooUnir wasdo'nc'in the colored
camp Tuesday night , alarmpi ? the residents
in that neighborhood. The action on tno part
of the city authorities in"calllng on the
sheriff anil militia for protection , was en
tirely unwarranted. No nvjro colored miners
have been bhlppcu in ,
Supreme Court
Dis : Moivcs , la. , Juno ! 4. [ Speciol Tolo-
cram toTiiu Bii : : . | The iiprelnu court ud-
journcd today to moot fin 'Octooor. ' Two
opinions were handed down. ' Sandusky ma-
cfilno nnd agricultural works , appellant , vs
John Hooks , KOJS lloolis , and 'Ihomas Mu-
Adams , ilarrUon dlstrlrti rcvorbod , Robin
son dissenting. Stntu v Churlos Miller , ap
pellant , Monroe dUtrlut | gro versed ,
(
Poll Unili-r n Triad.
CKDAII UMMIH , la. , Juno 5. [ Spsclal Tele
gram to THIS BKu-4'Frank | Nemlok , n
wealthy farmer , living ni ar Ely , was thrown
under a heavy load of W90ii by u brake beam
breaking today and Instantly killed ,
KU > aniHhiX ArrivalH.
AtSoutuampUm TJio Wcrra , from Now
York. T
At PhiladelphiaThoMiuneaOta , from Lon
don.
don.At
At London Sighted , the Augusta Victoria
und the Germanic , from Now York.
At Now York The Ubtncland , from Ant
werp. .
ThofWero Taken Along on His Visits to
Country Houses ,
INTEREST IN THE SCANDAL UNABATED ,
K Cotton ConlVrenue at Mvcrponl
AdojitH n illll of I
jirovod Crop I'r
in HiisMl
Lovnov , Juno 1. The Interest tttkon In the
baccarat scandal trial is uiiubatcd. The usual
crowd of fashionable people were present
when the court opened this morning on the
fourth day of the case. Arthur Stanley Wil
son was the llrst witness. His cross-exami
nation was continued. It commenced with n
lone and not very Interesting discussion as to
the positions of the tables used in baccarat.
In thu course of the cross-examination of
Wilson the fact was elicited that the coun
ters used In the baccarat games ut Tranby-
croft were the propel ty of the prince of
Wales and were a sot carried about by him
when visiting country houses.
Young Wilson , for the llrst time , felt un
easy In the witness box when Sir Edward
Clark quietly asked : "Hnd you over before
tbo evening of September S used the counters
you played with during the course of that
evening i"
Upon hearing the question young Wilson
Hushed nervously , glanced towards the
prince of Wales , who was nlosoly following
the testimony , nnd replied , somewhat hesi
tatingly , "No , never. "
"Do you know whose property they arei"
llnallv said the solicitor general , nmid a pain
ful silence throughout the court , nnd during
which the witness again glanced in the direc
tion of the nrinco.
"Yes , " Mr. Wilson answered , slowly.
"Whoso property uro they ( " was Sir Ed
ward Clark's ' next ducstion.
After a moment's hesitation Wilson slowly
replied : "Thov belong to the prince of
Wales. "
Berkeley Levitt , ono of the defendants In
the case , was the next witness. Lieutenant
Levitt was palo and very neivotis. Replying
to Sir Charles Husscll's ' questions witness
said ho had known William Gordon-dimming
intimately since IbSR. The lieutenant's tes
timony in substance confirmed that of young
Mr. Wilson in regard to what took place nt
Tranbycroft on September \ 0 and 10.
Lovett told of talks tie bud with Cuminng
after the trouble. "After receiving a letter
from plaintiffs lawyer threatening legal ac
tion in the matter I mot plaintiff In Pica-
dilly , and nfter our preliminary conversa
tion , ho said to me : 'How ' is It that you uro
all neharne ( bloodthirsty ) against meC I re
plied that acharno hud nothing to dolth it ,
and added that I had received a letter from
his ( plaintiff's ) lawyer. Plaintiff then said :
That , does not matter. The case will not bo
gone on with. ' "
The cross examination of Lieutenant Lov
ett by Sir Edward Clark did not result in de
veloping any important points nnd utterly
failed to shako the lieutenant's testimony.
Mr. Lvcott Greene was the next witness.
He is a son-in-law of the elder Wilson. Ho
gave bis evidence quietly and with an ulr of
truth which made an impression upon every
body present. In substance Greene's testi
mony confirmed the evidence of his brother-
in-law ,
Upon tlio rc-aspcmbllng of court after lun
cheon the foreman of the- ' jury handed the
lord clilef justice a threatening nnd abusive
note , which he- said ho had just received.
Lvcott Greono. who had just re-entered the
witness box , said ho also had received n sim
ilar noto. The lord chief justice read the
letter hunilcd to him by the foreman of the
jury nnd assured uim that it would receive
duo attention. Greene said thai when ho saw
plaintiff put extra counters over the line he
wanted to expose the plaintiff , but when the
prince of Wales and ladles were present ho
dosUted and left the room. Some tlmo later
ho sent a note to Mrs , Wilson. Subsequently
ho con fronted Sir Gordon-Cumming and the
latter denied his guilt.
Mr. Green was cross-examined by Mr. Gill ,
who soon managed to considerably liven up
the proceedings. Mr , Gill began by asking
the witness u number of questions as to his
duties on the day of the races , nnd the wit
ness replied In substance that they consisted
of entertaining a race party. Mr. Gill there
upon remarked that luncheon was going on
all the afternoon perhaps.
To this the witness angrily replied : "Do
you think I was drunk ! " n question which
was followed by loud laughter in court and
by "No. no , " from Mr. GUI.
The lot d chief justice hero ngain Inter
posed , saving that ho did not understand the
drift of the cross-oxaicination ns conducted
by Mr. Gill.
The latter promptly reulled : "Perhaps the
jurv understands that there is much moro In
this case than is seen on the surface. "
Continuing , the witness , who had by this
I line recovered his composure , said that ho
had certainly not told the prince of Wales
that the plaintiff had made wltndriwal of
counters when the cards were against him.
Mr. Green Utao repeated his denial that an
ngreement hud been entered Into to watoh
for William Gordon-Cummlng. Ho added ,
however , "but after having been Informed
that Sir William Gordon-Cumming was
was cheating , I naturally looked nt his play
on the second nlelit. " Later the wltnus's
continued : "I was horrified at tlio plaintiff's
acts ut the card table. After this I avoided
watching. "
Mis. Green , wlfo ot the last witness and
daughter of Mr. Arthur Wilson , wns the next
witness culled to the stand. Mrs. Lvcelt
Green said that In ISsS Sir William Gordon-
Cumnilng dined ut her house and there
taught her daughter to play baccarat. MIM.
Green explained that she liad previously met
the plaintiff at the housn of her mother , Mrs.
Arthur ilson , und thnt shn hud Intimately
known a relation of Sir William Gordon-
Cumming , for winch relation she still hud u
great regard. Mrs. Green then described
the positions of the baccarat player during
the gumos pluyod at Tunbycroft in Septem
ber last , mid snld In reply to a question on
the subjoot put by Sir Charles Russell that
she hoard the prince of Wales several limes
tell the pluintlft to put his stakes where they
could bo soon. Upon one of these occasions
Sir William Gordon-Cumming replied us ac
cording to the witness : "It n on the papjr
in front of mo. " Mrs. Green added
that she noticed that tbo plaintiff on
the night In question was "In
lucl ; " nnd nothing moro. The witness
then gave an account of tha events which
took place during the second night of the
baccarat play inir utter she had boon informed
that Sir William Gordon-Cumming hud been'
seen eheutuiir. Mrs. Green's testimony tn
this res uct r.grced In ovOry essential detail
with that given by the witnesses on behalf
of the defendants who had been previously
uxMuIncd. Replying to a question on the
subject , Mrs. Green positively declarqd that
she had not mentioned the unpleasant bac
carat iniildent to anybody but her husband
until legal action was brought against herself
and the other dofcndnnUi bv Sir William
Gordon-Cummlng. Thu solicitor genorul ,
Sir Edward Clark , had just commenced hla
cross-examination of Mrs , Lycott Green ,
from which nothing of any nmtorinl Interest
1m 1 transpired , whan tno court udjournod
until tomorrow.
Mrs. Green answered Sir Charles Russell's
questions In a linn , clear voice and did not
ullow her strange position to make her suffer
from nervousness.
Liverpool Cotton Conference.
LIVKWOOI. , Juno 4. The cotton conference -
once , which was oftlcmlly opened hero yes
terday , Is attended by the lending cotton
merchants , ship owners and underwriters of
England and by delegates from Havre ,
Bremen , Isew Orleans , Norfolk , Va. , Galveston -
voston , Tex. , St. Louis , Memphis , Now York
aud other cities In thu United States and by
charterers from New Orleans aud Texas ,
After a protracted and divergent discussion
In regard to framing u bill of lading which
would meet the difficulty of the cotton trade
In connection with the transportation
ton from the Unltev Uos to Liverpool ami
the means of en fore . nich bill of lading ,
the conference tinatl . . sly adopted the fol
lowing as the llrst ot i : "An oconn bill ol
lading to DO us M enl , connection with
through bills of i inlineit In the absence
of Irnud or clorlc il or . * ! us errors this bill
of lading , signed by tht Mer , shall bo con
clusive evidence against \iu.ml)01' ) of oulos
received in stati-d heroin Nil this bill .shall
not bo signed except for Vo already on
board or actually doilvcro v thostcmncr's
custody alongside the quit nl .single com
pressed haliM within ivioh of her tackle for
cotton , unit through hills of ladinir shall not
bo signed for until the cotton Is actually on
board. "
_
/KnsMla'M Crop Prospect t Improved.
OnK < * 4i , June I The crop outlook has been
changed by the heavy rains which have
fallen lately In the southern portions of
Russia. Il Is now believed the harvest will
bo little under thu average ,
1'iiMscd tt Third Iti-ading *
LONDON , Juno 4. Tlio bill providing for
Issuing an order for a closed season In the
Behrinc sen seal fisheries passed its third
reading in the lommons today.
Getting Too Old to Accept Hoinethlnjr
That is Not Offered.
Airm-ov , ICan. , Juno I. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIK IlEi'.l Ex-Senator Ingalls was
asked by a ncwspipor reporter today If there
was any truth In the report that there Is a
probability of his becoming secretary of the
Interior. Drawing himself to his full height
and looking through his Oyo glasses ut the
inquirer ho said :
"My dear sir , 1 am getting too old to go to
Washington to bo a private clerk to Presi
dent Harrison. "
A Kii'iMiM l.iherllne.
Airni ov , iCnn. , Juno 4. [ Special Tele
gram to Tan lint. ) Ted Dawson , a railroad
engineer formerly employed on the B. & M.
road , pleaded guilty to the charge of con
cubinage in the district court this afternoon.
Ho was charged in the indictment with both
rape anil concubinage , but the former was
nollo pressed in consideration of his confes
sion of guilt of tlio latter. Dawson's victim
was a tiftcon-yoar-old girl named Jcsslo Lan-
drum , who cnmo from Ivansus City to visit
his wife nnd children. Thn Intimacy between
Dawson and the girl bocumo to close thnt
Dawson finally deserted his famllv and se
cretly lived \\ith the girl for several weeks
in n boat ding house. Dawson will bo sent to
tlio penitentiary. His wife will sue for a di
vorce.
II .1 H/tSIK\'S A CCOUXTS.
ICrport of the Ij\ ports to the Phila
delphia City CounoilH.
PiiiiADi.i.ruiA , Pa. , June 4. The report of
tbo expert accountants who have boon in
vestigating the nccounts of ex-City Treas
urer Burdsloy was tiunsmltted to the city
councils this afternoon by Mayor Stuart.
Tlio work of the accountants has embraced
thn accounts of both the city and the state ,
but the report only deals \ \ ith the former , as
the investigation into the condition of the
state funds has not progressed far enough to
bo made public yet. Tim report is an ox-
trumoly voluminous one , and gives In detail
Mr. Burdsloy's accounts with the various
banks. Although the work of the exports
bus hoon kept a secret , still enough of it Wfls
Hindi } .public at thu hearing of Bnrdsloy lost
week tq foreshadow the report made today.
Tlio report showa that on May SI , uccord-
ing'to thb booUs of the city treasurer's oftlcd.
thcrj was on band * JWyi7,40ti.70 belonging to
the city. Of this amount the boons of Iho
city trcasuier show that tnoro was on de
posit in the Keystone bank $4i7f ! > r > 4.U. : This
sum Is claimed by Receiver Vnrdloy and
Bank Examiner Drew to bo wrong and that
the bank books show tlio actual deposit to
have been fdVJ.W.I.H ) . With tno exception
of this difference between the cooks of the
citv treasurer and tlio Keystone bank tlio
expert found the funds in the city treasury
to represent tlie required b-ilance to tbo
credit of the city. Conlinuintr , Iho report
says that unuly.sis of the ICoy-ton ? ounk bal
ance , whether tno sumo bo made from the
balance shown in tno books of the banker
these of the city treasurer , indicates the true
balance of Iho city in the Keystone to bo
' , . This balance is shown In the
$0'J3OSf.0 > re
port by figures to bo the coirect ono , Bards-
loy had been onrryinir us wish in the city
treasury SIWI.OW.IO of worthless checks
drawn on the Kevstono unnk. In some way ,
not definitely known , ho raised this amount
In cash nnd substantiated It for the chocks.
Ho went to Bunk Examiner Drew and asked
that this amount bo churpcd to his account
as city treasurer In Ihu Keystone hunk and
credited to his personal account. Tills Mr.
Drew refused to do. The onlv other evi
dence of any criminal account of Burdsloy
with the city is u inisapp-opriutiori of $111,770.
This money belongs to contractors under
bonds to tna city and Bardslcy withdrew It
from the bank on his personal chuck and
used It to make up a part of the 1100,000 thnt
lie required to make good bis balance nt the
Keystone.
Whether Bardsiey can bo held liable by the
city for this money Is a disputed question ,
iminy claiming that the city has no vested
right in it. The lepoit states that for the
years ISV.l , IbOO and I bill Inclusive Burdsloy
collected taxes or the state amounting to
W , ' . ! I'J.bhT und that the sumo was duly depos
ited as requlied ,
In conclusion the report says ; "Wo fur
ther report that an investigation is now in
progress which will reveal llio disposition
made by John Burdslev of stuto funds bv
him received , the particulars of wnich will
DO embodied In u report at the cuillest possi
ble moment. " _ _
'jut ; vitovn tn Ti'in.
lucre. iso In Production , lint No Im
provement In Trade ,
MIVMAI : > OI.IS , Minn , , Juno I Tlio North
western Miller says : Tlio flour outp it of the
mills 1'ist week was about 1 , " > ,0.)0 , . ) buriels
greater than the previous week , The ufjgro-
gnte production was I'JS.-M barrels average -
ago , iH.ilTl barrels dally- against 11',5'K ) bar
rels the preceding week , ( ' ,7ro barrels for
the corresponding time In ISJ ) , and ICi.iVS'J
barrels In ISb'.i. Three of the fourteen mills
running a week n''o nave shut down , out ono
that was idle then bus stnrtoJ up. This
leaves twelve mills in motion , nnd thov are
grinding nt the rate of about l'.i ' , . " > ( X ) barrels
per twenty-four hours. The Plllsbury mills
lust week made ono naif of the Hour giound ,
though ono of thu live Is now idh ) . Thu low
freight rates just now prevailing nro causing
tno millers to run harder than they would
otherwise , and after Juno 10 , on which date
the trunsportailon i-omimnles liavo uurrocd to
ndvnneo rates 10 cunts per barrel , there
promises to bo .something ol a slackening of
operations should the Hour market nut Im
prove in the mcuntlmo. There U no eliungu
In thu flour trade , ami June , which Is usually
n dull month for millers , starts oil with this
churactoiibtio uausimllv pronounced. Millers
are , us u rule , selling in a su ll wav ,
anil while some pursue a pollcv of grind
ing only as fast as they can sell ,
others are accumulating a good deal. There
Is not much cholro between foreign and do-
incjltc markeiH Even bukci.s and low grades
are not very easily disposed of for export.
About thu best offers from nbroid for patent
is 'Itsdt.'lls ( id for London , but this Is too low
for millers to accept. The exports last wcuu
were 45.18S barrels , but it Is against ! is > ,770
barrels the preceding week. London ijnota-
tlons for sKio pounds nro : Patents , : ) ' , ' ( % cis ,
bakers , 4Js Odfji .hj ; low grades , 17jclbs. (
llnr Sllvor.
NKW YOIIK , Juno 4 , Hur silver In London ,
I4) < d P ° r ounce : Now York soiling price ,
I'euuo In ( ho Illinois UOIIHO.
SriiiNipni.i ( : ) , 111 , Juno 4 , The expected
fight over ford's ' fair bill was not icsumuii
io the liouso this morning ,
GENUINE METHODIST FEAST ,
Dr. J , B. Maxfiiilil Banqnotod by Friondi
and Admirers Last Night ,
FELICITATIONS OVER HIS WORK ,
Oinnha'N Advantages und Gooil For-
tnno lOMollcd hy I0loiiient |
Ton -non Why Methodist
I'eopio I lore Uejolcu.
Omaha Is becoming Justly famous for the
unanimity with which Its lending ctlbens ac
cord to their follow townsmen the crodlt thnt
meritorious elToits for the pub lie good right
fully command. It no longer lequlros the
presence of somii distinguished visitor to
nrouso thi spirit of genial good fel
lowship around the banquet table ,
but when some cltlnm of Oniulm
accomplishes a work from which
the city Is sure to reap lusting benefit , the
act Is gracefully and cheerfully recognlred
In a princely manner by those who have the
interest of the city at heart.
Such was the occasion which called About
sixty prominent citi/ons of Oniulm around
the banquet tables nt the Paxton hotel lust
iilght to express their appreciation of the
efforts put forth and the success of Rev J.
B. Minefield , D. D. , In securing tbe next
qundrciinlul Methodist conference for
Omaha.
Alter half on hour of Interesting social
conversation in the parlors thu banqueter. }
repaired to the main dining room of the Paxton -
ton at bUO : o'clock and wcie soon seated
about the inviting tables which were apuro
priutoly arranged in the form of n cross and
handsomely decorated with half n dozen
beautiful vu-.es lilted with fragrant roses ,
huliotiapi. ' nnd lilies.
Mr. W. 1C. Kurt/ occupied a scat at the
head of tlio table and noted as toustmnstor
On Ills light sat Dr. J. B. MuxflrlJ , the guest
of tlio evening , and on his loft sat Bishop
Newman. By the side of the bishop snt
Major Cushlng. and at the mayor's loft was
lion John L. U'obstcr.
The menu was all that could have been do-
slred for the occasion. It embraced the fol
lowing delicacies :
Cicinn of Asparagus and Lettuce.
Fried Soft Slioll Crabs Hllced Timintoei.
hwi'ut llu'uus with li'rtmi'li I'ous.
Spilng Limb with Hauco. Hio\\nucl Now
1'otatoe.s.
Tresh Shrimp Mayonnaise ,
btruwlu'rrli's aim Uruum.
Assoitod ( , 'ako. Ice Cream.
Kinlt und Uolfeu.
When the merits of the feast had been
thoroughly proven oy the assembly , Mr. .
Kurt7. arose and stated the central thought
thnt had prompted the giving of the banquet.
He said that those who had been engaged in.
the effort to ecuio the holding of the next
general conference of the Methodist church ,
which occurs in Ib'.U ' , for Omaha hud boon
profoundly impressed with the efficiency nud
/enl of Dr. J. B. Maxtlcld In ihc capacity of a.
conlerenco commissioner. A meeting of this
kind had been derided upon as tho.most suit
able manner in which Dr. Mnxfiold's ' services ,
could bo recognized by the citUuus of
Omaha.
Mr. Kurtz then introduced Mayor Gush
ing , who responded to the toast , ' -Omaha ,
the Convention City. "
The mayor said ho was taken ftt some dis-
advunlugo. Ho had glvon more tliilo to the
study of Omaha as a great commercial center-
than as u convention city. He had studied.
Its streets and grades and pavo- *
mcnts a good deal , but the question
of conventions had not absorbed
much ot his thought. Ho would say , however -
over , thnt the location of Omaha guuruntccd
for It n leading place in the nation.Vhon
the country hus become illicitly populated
and thoroughly developed , Omaha would Do
in the center. All Imiiortunt gatherings
were drawn toward great , centers , and
Omahu would In luno bo the great conven
tion cltvof the United States.
The mayor's ' remarks were greeted by ap
plause.
Dr. J. B. Maxfleld was then Introduced.
Ho said that he wished tn say hut little , for-
ho believed in letting actions speak rather-
than words , but in the presence of an assem
bly of so many honorable and intelligent citl-
/uns ho felt thnt ho did himself great honor
In expressing his heartfelt gratitude for such
n manifestation of ostcem. Ho spoke
of the splendid reputation thnt Omaha
justly possessed on account of Us many In
tellectual men , and Its women of grace nnd
culture. Ho had winched the city grow , bad
helpad In his feeble way , ho said , to develop
the city and make it a dojiraulo place to live
In , and ho wus proud to say that Omaha was
the most quiet nnd orderly city of the slzo In
the Unlwd States.
Ho had simply done his duty In helping to-
secure the great con ferfinco for Omaha and
ho hoped that greater tic no ( Us might be experienced -
poriencod from the success of the efforts put
forth than ha 1 boon hoped for by the mo t
.sanguine. Ho reviewed the struggle -
glo that the commlileo had In
IbSS to gain the first concession ,
and followed the effort all the way along
until tha final decision nt Cincinnati last
month , giving Bishop Newman anil others
much credit for their piirt in securing tbo
conference.
In closing Dr. Ma.xllold again thanked the
gentlemen present for the expression of their
unmistakable good will and esteem. Hearty
applause followed.
Mr. G M. Hitchcock then responded to.
"Tho Press. " Tlo said the inlluonco of tlio
press mis opf greatly overestimated , par
ticularly the power of editorial writing The
day when editorial opinions Influenced the
thousands had , to u great extent , gene by ,
but the newspaper yet retained its power as
u moulder of public opinion through Its MOWS
columns. The headline writer had become
the unconscious moulder of opinion and the ed
ucator of thu musses. The newspaper of
today educated , whereas they formerly dic
tated , But the responsibility , ho thought ,
was Just as great , and much euro had to bo
exercised to prevent the misleading of the
puullc , and the coiruptlon of public opinion
by the coloring of tno nuw.s columns ana
headlines
Hon. John L. Webster wns than Introduced
und spoke upon "Tho Bar Vostorduy , Today
and Tomorrow. "
Mr. Woostor said that notwithstanding the
slurs and slings thnt had been Itirown ut the
legal profession Iho fact remained that a
k'rcuttlcal of Iho Important work in laving
the foundation of the nation had been done
by lawyers. The history of the nation was
full of the splendid services of legal talent.
The speaker mentioned many of tha eminent
men of his profession who helped to shape
the destiny of the union and who had been
willing in ovury trying hour lo do all that
they uould for the nation they loved ,
% In legislative hulls , on the Hold of battle , In
the presidential uhulr , thu lawyers of tht >
United Status had taken an honorable part.
Ho then turned to the subject of the confnr-
cnco and congiutuluted tlio assembly upon
the fact that Omuliu wns to have this great
gathering next year Ho tendered to Dr.
Max field his personul lluuiks for thn work hose
so ably conducted , and closed by predicting
that great good would result Irom the con-
feninco in Omuhn. Mr. Wobstcr'.i remarks
wcro roundly uppluuded.
Bhhop Nownmn than responded to tha
toast : "Tlio Conference- Influence Upon
the Northwest. "
He said he liad been splendidly entertained
by thu spitnuera who bud preceded him. Ho
enjoyed the speech upon the press and the
eloquent address upon the bur. And while
the newspapers and the luwyeis were receiv
ing the plaudits of men the angel ot glory
would pliicu n ciown upon tlio
huiid of tbo faithful inliiUtom
of the gospot. The oloquunt bishop referred
to tno noble work done In the curly days of
tbo nation bv suc-li man as Rodgrr Williami
and llulioi | I urroil. Tlioy helped io lay tha
fouu'i.iu 'i. Ooop mid siroiiK upon wlnoti an
k ; iiui.au could uu built , i'uuawiutf ga