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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1891)
Part Second , FHE OMAHA DAILY BEE Pages 9 to 12
TWENTY-FIRST YEAH. OMAHA , F1HDAY JUNE 19 , 1S01--TWELVE PAGES. XUMBEE , 1.
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BARDSLEi WILL 1 ELL A TALL
Whoa ( tolled for Son'oaco Ho Will Make a
HE HAS NEVER STOLEN A SINGLE CENT ,
Yl'lilh ; Violated the : law It Wus Not
Done for Dishonest Motive *
IinyH UK ; Itlnmo on tlio
Nrw YonK , Juno K Tha Philadelphia
correspondent of the Herald telegraphs that
John IlnrdHloy has a defense after all , and
o-in not without plausibility and reason.
When ho pleaded guilty to all the Indictments
which charged him with malfeasance In office
mid misuse of the public funds , ho did not in
tend to accept condemnation and the peniten
tiary without some kind of an effort to com
bat public opinion that was so strong ngnlnst
him. When ho Is arraigned for sentence on
the Indictments next Tuesday , ho will muko
a statement which will present his side of the
story so fur us ho is willing to tell It. This
statement ho bus been busy with in his prison
cell for several days. I understand that It Is
now practically completed , mid a person who
Is fumlllur with the whole story and has seen
what Burdsloy has written has given rae the
drift of It.
The statement , so this authority says , will
not go Into detail to any great extent mid will
not bo of much assistance to the mayor's ex
ports who nro now hard nt work trying to
truce checks and llml what became of the
tummy , but it will bo of great Interest as
showing what John Bardslcy thinks of him
In the first place , Burdsloy does not think
ho Is u thief. Ho will stoutly deny any dis
honesty. Ho will admit , as he lias admitted
in court , that ho v minted the letter of the law
in two particulars first , by loaning the pub
lic funds nt a profit ; and second , by deposit
ing In the Keystone bank and elsewhere
money beyond the limit Hxed by the city
council. This ho will assert was the begln-
, niug and the end of bis offending. Ho will
' not urge that In these res | > ects ho WHS only
following the precedents set by a long line of
his republican predecessors in ofllce. but he
might justly do so , the fact Is to well Known.
As to the wiry the money was lost , Burds
loy will throw the whole responsibility on
the Keystone bank. Now this is very Im
portant. There are two possible theories
about Banlsley's duplication. Either ho stole
the public funds deliberately and oiitriuht , or
they were lost or stolen in thu banlc after lie
hud deposited them there. Ho deposited
there in good faith the missing .fillft,000 of
duo bills , and that is nil ho knows about
them. He hud nothing to do with theit dis
appearance from tbo bunk and will assert his
ignorance of their present whereabouts.
The total amount of loss to the public
funds through Bardsloy's transactions bus
been variously llgurod hero at from $1 , : < IK,0X ) ( >
to ? , 'JO ( . ( liO. ( Bardsloy will take the posi
tion that It is only § ltur > ,0 < )0 ) and that part
of this is recoverable. The way the other
erroneous e.stimutes nro arrived ut ho will
then proceed to explain thus : Ho will suy
that he h'iciimo aware n long tlmo ago of the
fuel that thu public money which ho had de
posited in the Kcystono bank had been lost
there. As ho hud technically violated the
law in making the deposits , he could not suy
anything publicly about the matter. He
therefore took money from other rune's to
meet the payments coming duo from the
funds which had been lost. Each payment
thus taken has been added to the original loss
until the ullOL'ed total of $2,200.000 is reached.
But , us a matter of fact , the actual loss is
only $ ? ir > ,0ao for the original due bills and
$100,000 for other mutters.
This other matter came about from his ef
forts to recover himself when tie found that
the bank had swallowed up the ? 9-l."i,000 , and
is represented by the $100,000 worth of West
Chicago street cur stock which wus discov
ered the other day. Ho bouchtr this stock
with the public funds with the expectation
that its rise In value would enable him to restore -
store some of the missing money und meet
some of the payments us thev came duo
SChis expectation was realized in part , lie
hntialso some reason to think that part at
least of the S0ir > ,000 would bu made up to him
from other sources.
"As to the tlmo when ho discovered the
shortage in the bunlt , that is not vorv clear ,
but the fact that ho bought the street car
stock a vcuruuols some indication. It will
raise a question whether some of the citv
funds were not involved In thn Lucas dclai-
cntlon on the bank , la that case Bardslcy
must have known about It very soon nfter ho
came Into ofllce. Thcro is just a remote pos
sibility that ho knew of it before , and that
explains the evidence which District Attor
ney Graham found that Bnrdsloy had planned
to loun out the public money before ho became -
came city treasurer. Tills , however , Is only
speculation. There will be nothing in Bards-
ley statement that will throw light on that
point. Ho will content himself by saying
that when bis December andJunuurv ffuuls
came duo last year ho wus obliged , on ac
count of the losses in the bank , to draw
money from other funds to meet them.
Ho will admit also other speculations with
the public funds , llko his street railway in
vestment and for a similar purpose. Some
of these turned out profitably and the money
was returned to the treasury. As to the
money that went to the Bradford mills , nil of
that was returned. The profit on the opera-
tlon of the mills was ample to secure thoclt.v ,
nnd not n cent \viis lost there. The house
that he bought was another Investmmil on
which ho hoped to realize for the public.
From llrst to last he did not take ono dollar
for his own use or profit. On that point he
will challenge the closest investigation , u
will bo Impossible to show , ho will assort ,
where there was n loss except lu the ways ho
will point out.
This will bo the general extent of his state
ment. Ho will not attempt to explain about
each particular check that has been discov
ered , and ho will not enter Into his relations
with Marsh. Iho fugitive , Yard , the llnui.-
cicr , or anybody else. But he will assert that
'If there hud been no loss In the bank ho
would not bo In his present position. Bards-
ley's long experience in financial mutters nnd
financial logic will imiku this statement , no
doubt , full of able and logical reasoning. Ho
wus noted for that when ho wa * In the coun
cil , and used to argue for n day nt u time
against Increasing the tux rate 'and an hour
against raising homo clerli's salary $10 a year.
Ho might very Justly refer to his IOIIK and
peed public service ns some presumption that
ho would not deliberately set out to defraud
the city. Ho wiijt known , In fact , us the great
champion of economy when ho wus in the
councils and for twenty years comb.uted all
Kinds of extravagance and high tuxes. 1'or-
haps his statement may do something toward
turning the opinion that has ueen bo blttor
against him. It Is entitled to almost the
weight of a deathbed confession.
Burdidoy can scarcely hope to over bo a irce
man uguiii. In all probability he will end bin
days in tlio pen. Ills impossible to escape
the suggestion that undert > uchcircumstances
n mun'would ' bo likely to tell tlio truth. If
this is the truth ubout Biirdsloy's case It puts
the case of Marsh and thu directors of the
Keystone bauk in a worto light than over.
As fur us Marsh Is concerned , ho become.thi
chief thief of all. But how did It hnppen if
Ilurdsloy. as. a depositor , knew long nt'o that
the bank's deposits hud been filched , thu ill-
n'ctors knew nothing about It , Or , if they
know , why did nut they do something about
Hi H liux been the custom to kick Bnrdslov
all around thu lot. Perhaps It is about tlmo
Eoniu attention was puld to the somnolent
' After Bardsloy has read his statement
next Tuesday ho will bo sentenced und taken
to thu Hasten ) iwiiltcntlary to bogtn his term
jfOt Imprisonment. That will bo the lust that
will be hoard of his slue of the story until
the civil suits couio on. Thcro is a very fair
crop of these growing up. \ > hen Dardsloy
gave up the game ho made an assignment to
William E , Mnglll. The city U suinu to
tuo MilKuoa removed and a receiver
nppo'ntcd ' so that It may get possession of
the Bradford mills and the rest of Bardslcy's
property. Mr. Muglll will contest. Then ho
Is suing as assignee to have the 100,000 of
West side stock turned over to him , nnd ho
has another suit ncninst the receiver of the
Keystone bank for the value of the . * ' .M. > ,000
of mlsslnz duo bills. Tills Is the most Impot-
tntit and will come up first. Then the Issue
whether Bardsley's statement Is true or
false is likely to bo determined.
Some things about this business continue
to have their slightly humorous sides. Some
tlmu ago the investigation committee hud
before them William ( J. Huoy , a well known
stock broKer , who tcstllicd Unit A. B. Wl-
dener , the street railroad magtmto and part
owner of the Broadway railway , hud told
him that ho had sold $ | .V,000 worth of Chicago
cage street car stock to Bardslev. Immed
iately Mr. Wldcner lushed to the front with
a denial. Ho had tiover told Mr , Hucy that
nor anything like It , and Bardsloy had nevsr
bonuht any Chicago street car stock. Mr.
Hui'y kept still. Yesterday tbo stock was
foun'd In thu Farmers' and Mechanics' bank
and other discoveries tended to conllrin Mr.
Huoy's statement. Now ho writes to u local
paper reviling Mr. Wldenor und triumphing
over him. _ _
Tit- : J-M.UIAV.
Caliph , Contra ) I'ar 'M HIpp-ipotainttH ,
Grcctw HlH Wife and Daughter.
Nnw YOHK , Juno 1H. Caliph and his
daughter were formally Introduced to each
other yesterday morning nt Central park.
Grand Vi/.ler W. A. Conklln ha.s kept Caliph ,
the hippopatamus , separated from bis wife ,
Miss Murphy , for nearly n your. Since then
she lias L'nrichod the menagerie with n
daughter , Fatlmu , and the keeper determined
yesterday to Introduce the child to her father
and allow husband und wife an equal share
in the education of the little ono. Caliph has
been divided from his spouse only by un Iron
rail , and has no doubt watched Fatlma in
crease In favor und bulk dully.
Yesterday the barriers were torn down.
Caliph was in the water tank when the door
lending from Miss Murphy's inclosuro was
opened. Slowly she moved toward the
water , followed by her child , while Caliph
raised his head from the water and put on a
bewitching smile In his hippopotamus wny.
Mutters went well for some tlmo , until Fa
tlma , In a fearless manner , butted against
her father's ribs. Caliph scorned to consider
the familiarity not licensed by their short ac
quaintance , and resented it. He opened his
ponderous jaws again , this time in anger , nnd
It would have 1:0110 badly with Fatima had
not the mother taken up the cudgel and sent
Caliph into one corner while she hurried Fa-
tnna off to their enclosure.
It was then determined to draw the water
from the tank and sco how Caliph would re
ceive his offspring where he could got u good
view of her. Tno now Introduction was at
llrst quite successful , father and dnuirhtcr
smiling amicably ono at the other. Miss Mur
phy was. however , suspicious , nnd noticing
sumo evidence of evil intent In the subtle
mind of her husband , charged him ferocious
ly , and , having proved herself master of the
situation , retired to her inclosuro with Fa-
tlmu. By midday Miss Murphy had re
lented. Caliph promised to bear with the
pranks of the child , und ho , in her infantile
w.iy , promised to behave herself. At lust uc-
counts thcro wus no happier family in the
menagerie than Caliph "and his wife and
EVS HK.t'f f
Tlio Uiinaway Wall Street Man Loses
His Kxcliaiiuo luniborsliip.
Niw : YOHK , Juno IS. The seat of Douglass
Green on the New York stock exchange wus
ycstcrduy sold to moot his obligations to
other members of the exchange. The pur
chaser wus Charles S. Bryan , and the prlco
paid Is said to have been 517,500. When
Green abandoned his wife and two children
and wont to Europe with Mrs. Alice Soell
McCrca , ho left outstanding contracts on tbo
exchange which In closing out realized a loss
to him of about $ . ' ) ,0ao , Tuo amount duo by
him will bo deducted from the proceeds of
the sale of his seat. Mrs. Green was awarded
alimony by the court which granted her u
divorce. When Green's sent on the cotton
exchange was sold the amount derived from
Ii was attached to secure the payment of the
alimony. It la quito likely that the same
course will bo pursued by MIM. Green's law
yers in connection with the sale of the stock
oxchnngo seat. Green is in this country
now , but is keeping his whereabouts n
secret. Ho is in constant , communication
with the friends on Wall street who repre
sented him in thu disposal of the stocK ox
chnngo seat It Is understood that ho will
return to England , where he has established
himself in business af the agent of n manu
Ho Was a tVroc .or or Families.
SINO SINO , N. Y. . Juno IS. Robert Hobin-
son , forty-live years of age , of this villngo ,
hits Ueen arrested for sending indecent letters -
tors through the postofllco. Hoblnson Is
supposed to bo a lunatic. Ho has had n
mania for letter writing for many years. Ho
udmitUid writing ono of the letters , and as
all the others nro in the saiuo handwriting ,
ho Is probably the writer of all , The letters
were of the most detcstlblo nnd meanest
character. Ho would write to n man charg
ing nil sorts of evil against his wife and that
she wr.s seen in company with other men.
Then ho would write to the wife and charge
her husband with crimes of n similar nature.
Snmo families have been almost broken up
by these letters. A woman Is said to have
instigated Koblnsou to do this work. Ho is
respectably connected , but his friends know
his weakness und tried to celorm him , but
Ktloks to tlu > Trump Story.
WATBHI.OO , la. , Juno 18. Joe Bronnan ,
tne boy who claims to have been assaulted
nnd wantonly injured by three tramps at a
farm house in Cedar township near this city ,
wus in Waterloo yesterday , but failed to
Identify the throe suspects brought in from
Shell Hock , la. About thirty" arrests have
been made , but Brennnn has fulled to iden
tify any of them us his assailants. It is be
lieved that Bronnnn committed the deed him
self. Ho cnrotully concealed nil evidence'
the assault before giving the alarm , washing
away the blood stains from the barn floor ,
and destroying the clothes used to bind up
the wounds. Olllcers endeavored to cot
Dronuuu to confess. Ho was very nervous
under it , but ho still sticks to his tramp
Will Demand Nine Hours.
ST. P.u'i. , Minn. , Juno IS. The Interna
tional brotherhood of holler-makers and Iron
ship-bulldors have adopted a resolution to es
tablish the nine-hour day at a date to bo
agreed upon at n later nicotlntr. The sched
ule , however , Is not to bo put In force In all
cities. Where there am but few men em
ployed no attempt will be made to reduce the
number of hours of labor , but where thuro Is
a demand for men the nino-hour day will bo
enforced. The brotherhood Is ulllllutod with
the American federation of labor , and this
organisation will oo asked to cndor.su the
action of the bollor-nvikers at Its next con
vention nt BU-mlngham , Ala.
.MKS | Co diil AWdH Dr. lOastniiin.
Nt\v YOIIK. Juno IS. Miss Elaine Goodalo ,
the well known author who Is government
Inspector of Indian schools In North und
South Dakota , und Dr. Charles A. Eastman ,
un Indian of the Sioux tribe who Is govern
ment physician at Pine Hideo nijoiioy , were
inurrlod today at the Church of the Ascen
Koitllcr Ijynohcrs on Trial.
WAI.I.A WAM.A. Wash. , Juno 18. The trial
of the seven soldiers charged with the killing
of A. H. Hunt , April 21 , byguu In the su
perior court yesterday. Six of the soldiers
will bo tried together. Patrick McMonnnian
has been granted u separata trial , The jury
was secured lu the aftoruoou uad the trial of
thu six men opened.
GEN , SCIIOFkLD'S ' CAPTURE ,
Ho Surrenders His Heart and Hand to Miss
WEDDED AT KEOKUK AT HIGH NOON ,
The Only Military Display the Appear-
nncc Ol'tlic Comiimnder-ln-Clilel'
and III.H Stan1 lit Kill I
KHOKUK , la. , Juno IS. The marriage ot
General John M. Sehollold , cotnmaiidcr-ln-
chtol of tbo nnny of United States , to Miss
Cicorirlo Kilbourno of this city , was solemn
ized In St. John's Episcopal church here at
high noon today , the ollielutlug clergyman
being Uev. It. C. Mclllwulne.
As fur as consistent with the high rank of
General Scholicld and the social protnlnetico
of his brldo , to'day's ' wedding was devoid ol
display , the only military features being that
the general ami staff appeared in full uni
form. Only iiitlmato friends and relatives
of the contracting parties witnessed the cor-
oinony. A special train bearing the wedding
party arrived at S o'clock this morning. The
party was met by a citrons' committee ntid
escorted to the Hotel Kcokuk amid waving
of Hags and music. The city was handsomely
decorated for the occasion.
Just before noon the wedding party loft the
housoof Miss Kilbourno's mother. Inside
the church was beautifully decorated with
festoons of oak leaves and evergreens , stud
ded with roses , and there was an abundance
of other cut ( lowers. A canopy covered with
silk Hags extended from the entrance to the
Arriving nt the door six ushers proceeded
the party down the aisle. U. 15. SchoHcld
came llrst , followed by the brido's mother ,
General Schofield ana Miss Kil-
bourne , Lieutenants llliss and Anarews
bringing up the rear.
The bt-ido wore a superb costume of white
corded silk , with doini-traln , Louis Quln/.o
jacket and white bonnet. Her hands were
encased in whlto gloves and she carried n sil
ver prayer book. Mrs. Kilbourne , the bride's
mother.gavo her away.
At precisely 13 o'clock the prelate , U. G.
Mcllwalnc , pronounced them man and wife.
Ho wu.i assisted in the ceremony by Bishop
Perry of the Episcopal diocese of Iowa. The
ceremony was Impressive and beautiful.
The prominent persons In attendance from
abroad included General Schotield's sister ,
Mrs. Wise , Miss Caroline Wise , Mrs. Ed
ward ICibbournoand her daughters Jcnnloand
Colin , and Edith William T.vffo of Chicago ,
Captain C. B. Scholield , Washington ;
Lieutenant A. D. Andrews.
Lieutenant T , N. Bliss , and
Miss Andrews , Now York ; Uev. James
scholleld mm two uaugiucrs , muoponuenoo ,
In. ; Hon. and Mrs. Hiram Barney , New
York ; U. B. Scliollcld , Washington , a son
of the general ; Mrs. U. J. Ball , St. Louis ;
George 11. Devoc- , Kansas City ; W. H. 1'oc ,
John Squires , II. F. Bradford , St. Louts.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the
bridal party left tno church. A wedding
breakfast wus partaken of at the homo of
airs. Kilbourne which was as free from os
tentation as the preceding portion of the cere
monies. From 13:110 : to 20 : ! this afternoon
these holding Invitations ; were received at
the family residence.
Promptly at 2:45 : Company A ,
Second regiment National guard , and the
camp of Sous of Veterans escorted General
Scholield to the Hotel Kcoknk , where a pub
lic reception wus hold. Pour to five hundred
children , each carrying small Hags , wore
presented In addition to veterans and citi
zens.Tho presents were numerous and costly.
Late this afternoon General Schofleld and
bride , together with Lieutenants Andrews
and Bliss , left in a special car for Sau Fran
cisco and other western points.
There was no decided opposition on the
part of the Schofield family to the marriage ,
but it is said that they , like many of the gen
eral's friends , did not think it wise thing
for him to marry ono young enough to bo his
daughter. They were very fonu of Miss
Kilbourno and the general's daughter is re
ported as saying that if marrying is necessary
to her father's happiness she Is glad that it
is with one of whom she is herself so fond.
This expected opposition added quito a spice
to the romance , but tno good Judgement of
Mrs. Andrews , her love for her father , as
well as the fondness for her friend , dulled its
After the nonoymoon General and Mrs.
Scliollcld will return to Washington and will
resident 1221 Connecticut avenuo. The gen
eral lias lived there for the past two years ,
and it is a comfortuulo and well arranged
The bride , Miss Georgia Kilbounio , is the
daughter of ono of the wealthiest as well as
best Known men in Iowa , Mr. George Kil-
bourne. Her grandfather , DaVld Kilbourno ,
was a capitalist and contractor ,
who moved from Now York to
Iowa in its vcrv infancy and projected
many of Its llrst railroads and public
improvements. Miss Kilbourno's mother was
u Miss Wells , whose father , Prof. Wells , con
ducted a military school for boys nt Peeks-
kill. By her family connection and associa
tion she has been a great deal in the army
circle and has many near and dear friends in
this branch of the public service. When she
was a little Kirl she visited at West Point and
there met the daughter of General Schofield ,
now Mrs. Andrews , Slnco then they have
been warm friends. At the lattor's ' brilliant
marriage four or live years ago at Governor's
island Miss Kilbourno was first bridesmaid.
In personal appearance the bride is pleas
ing and attractive , but she Is not considered
a beauty by any means. She has a petite
figure , fair complexion and light brown hair
stio dresses In good taste , but is nol a dovo-
tco to fashion. Slnco she left Washington
curly In the spring shu has boon moH of the
tlrao In New York and only lately returned
As she had no need to marry for money
nud the. honoris of General Schotiold's posi
tion lira at best short lived , it Is easy to sen
that her only motive in rewarding his devo
tion and attention was because she really
loved him. It never has happened before
that n commander of the United States army
oecamo a bridouroom while ho held that po
sition , so that in this respect the event has u
Unenrlhod nn Old Crliiio.
CoNroui ) , N. II. , Juno 18. In tearing down
an old shed on the Hock farm Monday work
men found the skeleton of Calvin Beck , who
mysteriously disappeared in January. 1SSS.
The neighbor * have always believed that
Calvin was murdered by his brother , but re
peated search of the premises fulled to re
veal the body. The brother died some tlmo
ago und the farm lately passed into now
hands. Calvin's skull bore marks ot having
been cracked by blows. It is supposed that
ho had refused to turn over property to hid
brother while the latter wus benifr sued by a
woman ho had wronged , and that was the
motive for the deed.
IliK Column at 1'lno
PINK Hiiioii Aor.xcv , S. D. , Juno 17. [ Spe
cial Telegram to Tim Huc.j A big council Is
In session hero considering the transfer of
the Itruto.s to this agency. At the council
yesterday , nt which Commissioners Pierce
and Hurries were present , speeches wern
maito by Youiii-Maii-Afruid-of-Hls-tIor.sosl
White Bird and Blue Horse. Thu Brules In
sist upon returning and the action of the
commission largely depends upon the vote of
the Ogal'ulns ' , now there. A three-fourths
vote is required to effect u transfer.
Not Vut Ituady.
Loxi'ox ' , Juno Ib. A deputation coiulst-
Ing of . member ! ) of the Imperial federation
league , /icndrd by Lord Urassoywaited upon
the premier , Lord Salisbury , In order to urge
him to convoke a conference of the self-
governing British colonies to consider the
question of partaking la the privilege aud
In the responsibilities.of an united empire.
After indicating the Ujnicultlos with which
the government would , hnye to contend with
In order to m ko n united empire similar to
the United StatM , wtifch Lord Salisbury described -
scribed as a zolvcreln br krclgsvcrclnho , con
cluded with the Btateident that he could not
summon a conference bt colonial states until
a definite scheme , of federation hud been pre
VI If IV IttVKH M.OHT.
Additional Particulars of ( lie Cloud-
luu-Ht In Mcxluo.
ST. Lout ? , Mo. , Juno 18. Additional par
ticulars of the cloudburst near the mining
city of Los Catorco , Mex. , nro to tno
effect that the habitations occupied by the
miners wore swept n\vny and the tunnel of
the Guadaloup mine was filled with water ,
drowning several miners. A number of people -
plo living in cliff dwellings were buried
allvo. At La Cruses and El Patrcro , on ono
side of the mountain , und at Los Catorco on
the oilier , fifteen dead bodies have been re
covered and there la believed to bo many
more. The total number of these who lost
their llvcc arc thought to bo fifty. A hun
dred pack animals were drowned aud roads
destroyed. The mining company's loss Is
Trouble Promised In the Strip.
ARKANSAS CITV. Kan. , Juno IS. Treasurer
Hess of the Cherokee mtioii has opened
quarters hero and will prosecute a vigorous
campaign against the cattlemen who huvo
just Invaded tno Cherokee strip against the
orders of the government. He says there
are now 15,000 cattle on the strip In violation
of the law. Ho will will demand of eacti
cattleman the payment of $1 per head for the
privllogcof grazing their cattle on the strip.
If this Is not paid ho will order out the In
dian police and drive them off. The cattle
men who have their headquarters hero are
defiant and say that they will neither pay
nor vacate. Thov will light the Indian po
The Si on u hi lo\va.
Dr.s MOINIW , la. , Juno 18. Hoports from
all over the state show that the rain the post
twenty-four hours has bean exceedingly
heavy and some damage and loss ot life is re
ported. The Hock Island road at Casey is
washed out und trains delayed. The town is
inundated aud two girls reported drowned
there. Lightning struck the insane asylum
at. Clarinda , but little damage was done.
Crops were damaged by hail and stock killed
by lightning in the vicinity of Fort Dodge.
I'atti Will Kntertain Them.
LONDON , Juno 18. Special Cablegram to
Tin : UBC.J Mmo. Adellna Paul , who is com
ing hero on Friday , has invited Mrs. MclCoo
Mrs. Harrison , Minister Lincoln and Edward
Hosewater , editor ot-TiiB OMAHA BIK : , and
his son , who roturned'with her In her special
on Monday , to visit her at her castle , Craig-y-
Nos , Wales. The latlies had arranged to
depart for Paris on Monday , but. Paul's in
vitation will cuuso them to prolong hu1.1 * stay
in England for a few days.
Celery t'Vdfe ' Flooded.
K.U.I. MIoo , Mich. purio 18. Three hun
dred acres of coicry ground was Iloodo.1 with
ono to four feet of wateV1 last night by a dam
from the paper mill lifaaking through , caused
by heavy rains. The southern part of the
city is Hooded aud many bouses moved from
their foundations can bo 'reached only with
boats. The celery mil bo ruined if the
water covers it IOUR. The damage is esti
mated at $10,000.
POTTHTOWN , Pa- , Juno 18. While several
small girls were wading barefoot in the river
nears Pnrkoraford , Frank Bixby came along
and said ho would teach thorn to dv.'lni. Ho
seized two of the cirls , ono under each arm ,
and waded out into the , water beyond his
depth. One of the girls escaped , but Bixby
and Jennie Knccr , aeod tea , sank , und both
wore drowned. Jt is thought Bixby was in
President Starts for Cape May.
WASHINGTON , Juno 18. The president has
been wo.-klng unusually hard siuco his re
turn from the Pacific coast and Is thoroughly
tlrod out. Ho therefore decided to take a
short vacation , and accompanied Mrs. Harri
son and his grandchildren to the summer
homo at Capo May Point toduy. The presi
dent will return to work next Tuesday in
tlmo for the rogunir cabinet meeting.
Double Murtlcr In Oregon.
POUTI-ANP , Ore. , Jji.no 1S. At Monument ,
Grant county , a blacksmith named Church
ill shot and killed bis assistant during a
quarrel. Churchill escaped on horseback
and meeting a man ho supposed was u mem
ber of the sheriff's ' posse , shot and mortally
wounded him. A poss'o Is in hot pursuit and
ho will probably be lynched if caught.
MOUS.MAN AND THIS MONSTKH.
.IiiHt a Ijlttlo AYfsconsiii Lake Fishing
A happy smile irradiated the countenance
of Mr. E. M. Morsman yesterday , oven extending -
tending to the roots of his graying hair and
deepening the burnt sienna color of his face , '
as ho told , In a pleasantly descriptive vein ,
of his long and arduous tussle with u monster
muskellunge , which ho landed after an hour
and twenty minutes. Anilin front , of the
Pacific express company's building , rested a
long box , which contained the subject of the
narrator's story , a beautiful specimen of the
leading species of fresh water llsh and never
did disciples of Isaac Walton dwell with
fonder memory upon that week's ontiug amid
the beautiful scenery of Uio north Wisconsin
hikes than Mr. Morsman , wtio , wjth Mr. C.
E. Yost , Mr. Guy C. Barton and Mr. Lytnun
Hichardson , has just returned from Twin
lakes , near the Michigan lino.
For a week thoquartottoof ardent nlmrods
camped on the bunks of the taxes , which are
becoming the favorite fishing grounds of the
followers of Charles Cotton and bis more re
nowned master , the gentle Walton. Hero
may bo found muskcuungo , pllto , pickerel
and rock bass , but as'tho ' Omaha gentleman
were out for big gamothd pike and rock basj
were little thought of ,
Mr. Yost , however , Jrtpsorvcs the honor of
catching the largest inusKcllungc , n veritable
king among the fish , a thirty pounder , and he
had less diUWmlly in lAiiding his catch than
did Mr. Morsman his i twenty-six pounder.
However , they uro both contented that in tlm
light between brain andj cunning the former
triumphed In every'c.wo !
Mr. Barton and Air.'Air. Hichardson while
not so successful In itnklng muski llungo
wore surfeited with pllto and rock bass fish
ing , which to the enthusiastic fisherman Is
quite ns exciting us attyrnpting to land the
king of the fresh water plsco.i.
In addition to the. twenty-six pounder Mr.
Morsnmn caught soy'd/iil / smaller muHkol-
lur.gc which attracted'great ( attention yes
terday afternoon In Iron ) , ot the express com
The muskcllunge is n ycrv handsome fish ,
and according to the toologists Is a largo
American pike , csox nobllior. Its name was
given it by the American Indians nud It is
found In the great Jakes , the northern lakes
and the St. Lawrence river. It Is finely
marked and in point of gainincss Is very sug
gestive of the salmqn. - They often , provid
ing the line is not taut , will rise out of the
water , and , as Mr. Morsmun sn.-s , "Stand
on their tails und shako their beads at the bold
fisherman who U fust at the other end of the
III HlH KltMIIOIlt
"Unclo Jlmmlo" Cannon , the well known
old Indian Scout , Is In thu city visiting hU
old fricndH previousto Joining the expedition
nto Southern Utah'and northern Arizona ,
which U being fitted oat for the purpose of
excavating tto buried * city. The veteran
( tco'jt Is enthusiastic on the subject and suys
.hut everything has been fully arranged and
.hat the explorers will begin work on July 15 ,
Ho says some Interesting antiquities will be
uucarthud us the result of thU expedition ,
KS WESTERN INVESTMENTS ,
They Are What Caused the Stories About
the Now York L'ifo ,
WALL STREET WANTED THE MONEY.
HIvul Companies Oitvc tlio Humor * tlir
Widest Circulation Novel SlghtH
Planned I'ortlio World'H I-'alr
CHICAGO Orptcn or TUB Bnn , I
CuicAdo , June IS. f
"The real secret of the stories about the
financial difficulties of the Now York Llfo
insurance company , " saUl George W. Per
kins , inspector of agencies , this morning ,
"lies in the fact that the company Is invest
ing n largo amount of money in the west
which would otherwise remain in Now York.
Five years ago , when It was decided by Iho
management of tno company to begin these
Investments , the move was met with the
strongest opposition inVall street , and
even many of the trustees of the cpin-
pany though It unwise. Prossdent 1 leers ,
however , and these who supported
his view , took the position that as the com
pany was druwlntr so lureely fiont the west
It ought to return some of Its Income in the
shape of Investments there. This policy has
been justified by the results in Nebraska
alone. Our business now amounts to S'JOO.OOO
per year and the building wo erected in
Omaha is making good returns on the invest
ment. To ascertain the exact value of our
property nt Omaha and other western
cities , wo wired to each city , ask
ing whether or not the company's
holdings there could bo disposed
of now for as much ns they cost. Each reply
assured us that the ground Is worth frrom . ' ! 0
to 00 per cent moro In the market today than
what was given for it. Anyono-who is at nil
familiar with Now York city must know that
properties at the I'la/.a hotel and the Yosemite -
mite apartment buildiug are situated in a
of New York where real estate bus dur-
ig the past two or three years ap
preciated in value to a marked dogroo. The
Now York Times of Juno 111 contained
nn interview with James T. Pierce , Insur
ance commissioner for New York stuto. In
reply to a quustlon if an examination of the
company's affairs would bo necessary , tliat
gentleman promptly replied :
' ' 1 hardly see why. The company is as
sound ns a nut. ' "
As to the Spanish-American defalcation ,
Mr. Perkins said : "Mr. Merzbacher didn't
take funds belonging to the New York Life
insurance company , but from his partner ,
entire contract , under which the business in
tun Spanish-American department for the
last ton or fifteen years has been placed , us
security for any possible emergency.
The rumors of the Hnnuclnl difficulties of
the company have originated in Wall street ,
Which is opposed to this cxponditurn of thu
company's money in the west and rival in
stitutions have given it the widest circula
NOVELTIES I'OIl Till : WOIII.D'.H PA III.
13. H. Proctor says , notwithstanding the
prediction of the world's directors that his
tower will not bo built : "Tho tower is just
ns sure of going up us any of the buildings. 1
will admit that it has been delayed , and
much too long to suit mo , but it is a sure
thing now. "
M. V. Gill of Dubuquo. la. , proposes to
Chief Skiff to erect on the exposition grounds
a mlnortU mountain. It is to be 1,000 feet
high , the framework to be of timber covered
with earth. The summit may bo rescued by
a tunnel to the center of the mountain and
thence by an elevator or by a wludlui ; olec-
trio railway seven miles long around tbo sur
face. There are to bo several stations on
this railway , each characteristic of mines-
gold , silver , load , salt , etc. Beside the moun
tain is to bo a volcano , M feet high , which
is to be kept in a state pt constant eruption
by moans of natural gas.
PltCFElinEl ) niSATII TO MAIiniAOE.
A prirl named Kutio Mclntyro , to please a
sister , promised to marry a young man
named James Lundy. Yesterday the wed
ding was to have occurred , but tno girl took
poison and died in great agony.
I.AIU1IEE ON IOWA I'OI.ITIC.S.
"Tno republicans of lown must steer clear
of the machine politicians at their approach-
iiiK convention nt Cedar Hapids. If they will
do this and sco that the Interests of the
farmers are protected they will find smooth
sailing and have no trouble in regaining con
trol of the state. "
This is the opinion of ex-Governor Lara-
boo , who was at the Palmer for a few hours
today. "Whatever cause may be assigned
for the democratic victory two years ago , "
said he , "tho real reason lay In the
fact that the republicans had at the
head of their ticket n man who
was unpopular with the farming element of
the stnto. The farmers have always been a
power In Iowa and their strength is greater
toduy than over before because they are bet
ter organized and nro working together moro
for their mutual interests. They constitute
the majority of the voters and the partv
which expects to succeed must keep In touch
with them. To adopt any other course is to
court certain disaster. "
Speaking of railroad legislation the ox-
governor said : "Wo have the best
.system of Interest laws In the coun
try and the pcoplo nro entirely satis
fied with them. Notwithstanding any re
ports that may have been circulated to the
contrary , they are just what thu business
community wants and tbn sUite Is prospering
under them. Any further enactments that
may bo made will bo of a minor nature and
calculated to facilitate their operation. There
is no danger whatever that they will bo ra
According to Mr. Laraboo the prohibition
sentiment In thu stnto is as strong ns it over
was and the republicans will make a grave
mistake if they retreat an inch from their
record on this oucstlon. Wo have lost all
\vi > can lose and thoru would bo nothing to
gulu by a change of front , oven if we should
ignore the moral aspect of the question and
consider it only from a political standpoint.
WESTP.KX IMOIM.I : : IN cmcAfio.
Among the western pcoplo in Chicago today
were the following :
At the Grand Pacific E. E. Leech , Big
Springs , Nob. ; Mr. mid Mrs , Cralir , L.
W. Wright , Mr. and MM. U. T. Hodges ,
Sioux City , In.
At the Auditorium M. P. Chuman , Yunk-
ton , S. IX ; C. S. Pulmur , Sioux Falls , S. D. ;
W. B. Davidson , Kearney , Nob. ; George N.
Seymour , Kdgnr , Neo.
At thu Palmer J. H. McConlogue , Mason
City , la. ; Joel Euton , Council Bluffs ; W. J.
Casper , Lincoln , Neb.
AtthoTremont Mr. and Mrs. Norman L.
Hnll , Salt Lake. Utah ; Samuel L. Plutt , E.
J. Ponsu , Niuholn , Idaho ,
At tin1 Shrrman C. H. Wlnow , Sioux
[ 'alls , H. I ) . ; George B. Stewart , Sioux City ,
la. ; Frank W. Smith , Gleudln , Mont.
Louie Bray , the I ) year old son of S. L.
Bray has been missing from his homo at
IM-I Plnknoy street , since last Friday noon.
N'o cause Is known why he left. Ho bad on
n dark suit , huht straw hat with a bluu band ,
is barefooted , bus darit hair with a dark
complexion and largo grey eyes. Any Information
mation to his parents at above address , will
uo thankfully received.
C'.ui'l Hiilld tlio Ittirn.
Ati enterprUlnu cltUun , on June 0 , 1S01 ,
obtained from the council u building permit
For u livery barn nn Hartley street near
Twenty-fourth. Property owners In that lo
cality hearing thereof Tuesday afternoon
ust , Immediately prepared a petition and
irotcst requesting a reconsideration by the
couucll of Us action la the matter , luu peti
tion was signed by property owners repre !
seating ! JX)0 ( ) feet street froiitairo. The coun
cil rcconsidcied its action , granted the pro
test and instructed the building superinten
dent not to issue mild permit.
NotCH from tlio .Milwaukee lilHitHtcr nt
Mr. J.V. . Craig , traveling ropro.iontatlvo
of Tin : Br.i : was on the Milwaukee flyer that
went through the bridge near Coon Hapids
on Tuo < ulny night and tells some thrilling ax
well us amusing incidents In connection with
"It was simply awful for a moment , " said
Mr. Crulg , in recounting his adventure ,
"and then the ludicrous features of the situ
ation manifested themselves. I was lu the
chair car and had Just given the conductor
my mileage when wo felt the llrst shock.
The conductor rushed Into the smoker
and 'n ' another Instant wo were rolling
down the forty-foot embankment at
the sldo of the track. I was In
the sldo of the car that struck the
ground nud there were probably twenty pec-
plo In Unit coach. After the llrst shock and
when wo had reached terra tlriuii , 0110 man
calmly nroso nud said very deliberately
'Gentlemen , It is not safe here , ' and then
disappeared through nn open window in the
top Mdo of the car. Two women to whom 1
had not been Inlroduded wore clinging to mo
in the darkness and yelling murder. I fin
ally got nwav und followed my dollbernto
friend out through thu skylight'but how I
accomplished the feat I will never Know.
' 'Olll't ! ntt.4llllt ! T ivfm I III nviivuml It.lHi flirt
awful extent of tindlsaslvr. . The engine
had struck a tie that had been placed on thu
bridge just nt thu trMtlo work. The trucks
of the onglno had loft the track , but tlio
drive wheels stuk ; ; to the rails and carried
the engine entirely across the creek.
"Then the bridge fell , and the
mull , express and baggaco cars went
with It to tlio bottom of the creek. The
engine on the far side of the creek was over
turned. The full of the bridge with the two
cars upset the rest of the train. Hud the
train not been vesttbulod. or had the con
nections between the cars broken part ottho
passenger cars would have gone into tlio
river. As It was the curs with their human
cargoes laid along Just on the edge of the
creek , and ono looropush would Uuve dumped
them Into it.
"It ivus us dark as Egypt's kitchen , and
It was some tlmo before wo could
get any idea us to thu extent of the
dam ago to the passengers. Engineer Little
aud Fireman House were across the creek
and dumped out in the mud. A farmer's boy
came along with n lantern and they called
him. The boy probably thought it was a
volco from thtt grave , us a streak of light dis
appearing in the distance was the only result
of thnir call for help.
"Tho baggage car and express cur were
mashed to pieces and poor Hurt Oldroyd was
lying dead under the ruins and his friend ,
Clarence Grnblo , pinned down in n helpless
manner. Ho lay two hours with tlio rain
beatlnc in his fuco before ho could bo ro-
"Two men who were playing n gnmo of
cards in one of the slcc'pcrs were discussing
tfie value of their hands in u spirited manner
when n vision of loveliness in n night robe
shot from mi upper birth directly in their
lap" . Fortunately the lights went out when
the wreck occurred mid the friendly darkness
concealed the blushes of the card players
while they gallantly wrapped their caller in
u quilt and escorted her to n neighboring
farm house , where she remained In .seclusion
until the next morning when her clothing
wus recovered from the wreck.
"There Is no doubt , " concluded Mr. Craig ,
"that the wreck was caused by the placing of
a railroad tie across the track , and 1 under
stand an arrest of the suspected parties will
bo made soon. There is also no doubt but
that the Milwaukee's equipment of Its train
with electric lights prevented a terrible con
flagration. When the wreck occurred every
light on the tram wtsinstnntly extinguished.
Had coal oil lamps been in use nothing could
have prevented a fire , in which case there
would have been a grout loss of life , as it
was two hours before nil of the passengers
were out of the cars. "
IN TH10 OOUHTS.
Matters That are Oociipylnj ; the
In the suit of the National Bank of Com
merce against Charles Corbott the defendant ,
has filed an answer und therein alleges that
no does not ewe ono cent of the ? J7,000 ttiut
the bank seeks to recover.
In tils answer Corbett avers that during
the year 18SO ho entered into an agreement
with the bank , by which ho was to loan its
money , pay \ \ per cent per Luontli interest
for the use of the money and turn over notes
as collateral security for all money that
the bank advanced him to carry on his busi
ness. His plan of operation was to seek cus
tomers , make the loans , add In the commis
sions , draw checks on the bank and then de
posit the notes ns security.
This worked well , but there was trouble
later on. Instead of the bank giving Corbott
credit for the notes deposited , it charged thu
nmount loaned nguiust his account , and when
ho was ready to maico a settlement ho found
that interest it the rate of 1'r , percent per
month had been charged against him on every
dollar no hud loaned for the banlc. This ho
refused to pay and suit was brought. He now
claims that the debt has been paid , by the
payment of usurious interest that nmounts to
moro than thu face of the original notes.
Their Klovonth Aiininil Conl'cronuu to
Moot , In Omaha.
The eleventh annual session of the Ne
braska Unlvorxutlst Stutu Conference associ
ation will convene in Omatm this after
noon and continue In session three days.
Ono ot the Important features of the con
ference will bo the dedication of the now
Unlvcrsallst church at Eighteenth and
Lathrop on Sunday next.
The olllcors of the stuto association nro :
Huv. E. H. Chapln , president ; Hev. Q. H.
Stiiun , vice president ; Mrs , Ellen StocKton ,
secretary ; J. D. Hussoll , treasurer.
Following is thu programme of the coming
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CmifurnnvH meotlng. limdor , Hov. W.
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HiiBlm'ss mi'ollnrf 'J:00 : p. in
Topic : "flow uin : wo bust udvunuu
the Intmr.stHln Dnlvcrsallsm In tlio
KiutnV" Addrrssi'H by Itov. .Mary
( ilrard Andrewu und lion. U. A.
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Mrrtliii : f V. I1. O. 11. Addri'Ssi-M by
Miss CiiiTlf IliidlonMlsx Miiud
Suxtnn. Mr. Trunk llrown und Uuv.
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A Ktory ol' u Patriot.
General Butler says of the late Josluh
Abbott of Massachusetts that on the morn
ing of his departure for Washington with his
regiment nt the outbreak of the civil war , tha
ludgo came aboard the curs , sat down beside
liim and , pulling u roll of bills from his
liocket , said : "Butler , you are iroing whuro
) -ou will bco great nutTorlng of the poor
soldiers under you , taku this , and as long us
it lasts relieve that suffering , so fur us It will
; lvo relief , and when It is gone , If you auo
iced , send to mo for moro. "
The "hat dutector " which Is
, a strip of sil
ver engraved with the wearer's name to
[ aston Into the lining of thu hat for the nur-
jittu of Identification by l ) > s owner , Is being
Souvenir pen holders nro among the new
est creations. Thu Idea adopted In the
spoon fud ls followed by thu makers of those
asplrauU for fayor ,
MUST EMPLOY UNION LABOR ,
Report of a Council Oommittoj on the Oity
Hall Work ,
CHARGES AGAINST CONTRACTOR COOTS ,
ITiilon Men Allow Uivlutt niHorlmfn-
utloiiH In l-'uvor of Sonli Imlmr
Harper MrotluTH Donoiinco
Carrying out the provisions of a resolution
adopted some tlmo ago , Messrs. Moreurty ,
Tuttle , Osthoff and Specht as a special com
mittee of the council , met yesterday to hear
complaints lllud ugnin.st Superintendent ( . 'outa
of the city hull , by the labor organl/uttons of
The delegates before the committee claim
that Coot.s has discriminated against ,1111011
labor ; that whenever he had found a union
mini at work upon the building the man hud
been discharged and a seal ) employed In Ills
In addition to this the dolog.itoti charge
that John Schroder wits u competitor fur the
setting of the steam bullurs and was the iu\v-
est Uiddi'r bySiM. Notwithstanding this the
contract was awarded to Bates , Smith .t Co.
of Chicago , simply because they would ntrroo
to employ scab luiior and Schroder would nut.
Thu committee concluded IU lubors und
will report that It Is the wish of thu council ,
everything being equal , that Superintendent
Coots shall notify all sub-contractors to give
preference to union labor : that when It Is
necessary to discharge mini on account of
lack of employment , everything being
equal , Iho non-unmn men shall be the first
" \VHIO.VT _ KNOW HIM. "
Harper Brothers Url'tno to Acknowl
edge Tliolr Allowed An" t.
\Vt ! do nut know J. Olarl.u Uti.ssoll. I'orw.ird
piirtleul irn. llAiirKii Iliumims.
This was the telegram received nt noon yes
terday by the Commnrclul National bunk In
unswor to u telegraphic query sent to New
It confirms the suspicions of n number of
business men , who for thu past twenty-lour
hours have been nursing with mingled doubt
and fear rood sized vacancies In their pocketbooks -
books , while over the hills und fur away Mr.
"J. Clarke Hus.soll" is caressing
his easily acquired wealth and think
ing lunv much better It is to bo
bora with a tendency to thrift and enter
prise than u blue blooded pedigree.
Mr. Russell came iinunnonncnd and his co-
lug was of the same strife , only a little morose
so , He made no statement us to his finances
nnon his arrival , and it is indufinltelv an
nounced just how much ho took
away , but It is however to a dead moral cer
tainty that ho wu * richer thun when he came.
Ills gumu must huvo netted him several hun
dred dollars , but it is improbable that the
oxuct ii'iiount will ever be Known , ns the
losers lire not disposed to lament In public
their connection with a cleverly worked
Hiihsell undoubtedly needed the money ,
and his victims feel for him , but they can't
rcitch him. They Know that their loss Is his
gain , and unless the police can gc > t their
hands on the enterprising canvasser ho will
soon bo forgotten , und several bookkeeper *
will bolnstiuctcd to charge various pretty
sums to "charity. "
AVON'I' STAND IT.
\VaterworkH Company Objects to
TIMiiHplantint ; IlydrantH.
The members of the city council will run
aground when they oogln the removal of
hydrants as contemplated by thu report of
the committee on flro and water. The prop
osition Is to dig up Bomo fifty or sixty
hydrants and relocate thorn in Clifton Hill
and other outlying districts.
Superintendent Hunt of the waterworks is
keeping quiet , but projwsos to jump into the
nronu the moment that a movement is nindo.
In speaking of the matter , ho snid : "Tho
city can't touch ono of these hydrants. The
Ido'a Is ridiculous. Just think of It If thay
can take up ono hydruut they can take
up and transplant every hydrant In the city.
"I admit that the pcoplo of Clifton Hill
should have water , but it is not just to tuko
nn Vitil > < iiMtu tltnt nrn rvivtnrr rfiitiil fin1 th > n
put them out two miles , compelling us to lay
"It will never work and the city will Isoou
find this out. Wo nro not in'thu least
alarmed , but ns soon as n spade Is stuck in
the ground for tlio purpose of removing a
hvdrant. wo will bo on hand with an injunc
Of'.ho thirty-four hydrants that ills pro
posed to remove seven uro taken from the
First , two from the fifth , oluvon from the
Seventh and onu from the Ninth ward. The
location of these hydrants Is a matter of in
terest to some of the councllmen who have
never Jignrod upon the question. Under the
provisions of the ordinance requiring the re
locating of the hydr.mta , llfteon go to the
Second ward , ono to Iho Filth and eighteen
to the Sixth. The First ward loso.s sovcu
ami gains none. Th Second ward loses
thirteen hydrants and gets back fifteen ,
while the Sixth ward without losing n hy
drant gets eighteen. The Seventh ward l.i
the sufferer , ns It lose. ) ulovua hydrnnUi , mojt
of which uro taken from West LuuVQiiwoi-ik
GOUMl'H AIll 1.1X14
The * Wi/.tird's luitpst Oupturu Itsiil
road \otiH. !
Tlio Hlchinond & D.invlllo ruilroad , other
wise known us the Piedmont air line has
passed under the control of Juy Gould , giv
ing thu Gould tines u through route to the
For some tune pant the linen in the south
east have been cutting Into thu tniftlo of the
Gould lines which operated at a disadvantage
In having a round about rail und water line
via Mucon mid Savannah , thence by water to
The I'lcdmont nlr line will give u shorter
line via the Missouri I'urlHo fiom Omaha to
liuntliigton , Miss. , thence via Atlanta und
Danville , toVe.st Prilut , Vu. , und from tho'-o
by water to Baltimore , Now York or BoUon.
Tlio llstanco from Om ihu to Now York by
this route is about I'.ilU ' inlliu and this will bu
covered in about tun days. The short line
route to Now York is about I..WO milus with
a .short difference In tlmo of transit.
The lines which have boon having u good
tlmo In cutting ruto.s lu the southeast will
now huvo to tuko s.imo of their own inudl-
cino. It is understood that a cut ol uuout
: ii ) per cent bus been made In the rate no-
twc'un New York and Omaha.
The B , & M. company 1ms dccldod that no
additional construction will bu uiidur'aKuit
this year. The short branch to the Hot
Springs , In South IJnkotu , will bo completed
this month , und In thu month of July u few
miles of tracK will bo luld to the huad of Don *
key creek , west ol Merino , In Wioniing ,
upou a crude that was constructed lust year.
The Itoclc Island' * I'nrcliiiHi * .
A deed was Illod yesterday by which the C'ht-
ca o , Hock Island unit I'uclMu rutlriiu'l ' coiucs
Into possession of u largo amount of pr-'uorty
in thu vicinity of Albright and Soutli Omaha ,
The property deeded consists of th undi
vided one-half interest of lands un < l lots , m
transferred byV. . W. I'lu-lps , the man who
bomu tlmu ago bouL'ht the on Uro proiiurtv fur
the Milwaukee road. Tim consideration
named in the deed Is ( tltr..m J. K Ootv
also transfers to the Hock l.sluml un undivid
ed one-half Interest In lots thrro and four of
block ! . . ' . city , lu UiU dcod ttio
tiou Is $4,200 ,
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