Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 18, 1891, Page 5, Image 5
THE OMAHA .DAILY r , SEPTEMBER 18 , 189 ] . MURDERER SEAL WILL MARRY The Slayer of Alien Jones Finds a Sharer of Hit Joys , HYMEN GETS AHEAD OF THE HANGMAN. In the Hhndow or tlio Onllown Ncnl Will Wed n Woman of tlio Half World Tlio Story. Plans bnvo been laid for ttio presentation , at the Douglas county Jnli In n few days , of a dnimn of "Lovo and Law , " the llko of which has novcr boon attempted , with ono oxcop- tlon , on tlio mlmlo stage or In real llfo. The cllmitx of the play will bo tbo marriage of a condemned murderer and salt contested thief end ox-convict to a disreputable woman who lias clung to him through all his troubles and it willing to clasp his hand , rod with the Innocent - nocont blood of two holplcsa old people , and swear to love , honor and obey him until death , directed by ttio strong arm of the law , doth them part. Ed. Ncnl , the murderer of Allan and Dor- ojhy Jonesla to bo married In a few days to a woman of the town known as Joscpnino Clarice , Mid the story of tbclr wooing Is un equalled In the annals of lovo. f Tbo devotion that some women hnvo for unworthy mon Is proverbial. This Is noticed among pcoplo In all walks of llfo , but the lower the two sexes sink In the social scale , the more closely clings the woman. Tdls is peculiarly illustrated In the case of Ed Ncnl. Shortly nftor his arrest and re turn to this city , and after ho was confined In the county jail , a woman of tbo town , Josopulno Clarke , appeared upon the scene. She talked with him through the bars nnd offered words of on- couragcmont bolu to tlio nccusou nnd to his attorneys. Long before the case was called for trial In the district court this woman not only rendered valuable assistance in the way of looking up testimony , but even wont farther and out of her own sinful oarn- ingj pnl-J many of the bills Incident to the trial. When the case was called , each day eha was an Interested spectator , occupying a front scat within the bar and as near tbo prisoner as possible. After each session o' the court she followed him to tbo Jail door , and after the man was locked in his cell , sbo would stand under his window for hours at a tune , talklncr in a low tone of voice , trying to chcor up the murderer - deror of Allan nnd Dorothy J ones. a" * When the sentence was pronounced that Ed Ncnl should hang October 0 , Josephine Clarke ! > were that it should not be. She at once sot uuout to secure evidence establish ing his innocence , but so far sbo has not been successful. Jlor Ijoncly Vi ll. Since the date that a stern Judge declared that Ncnl must hang ns the penally for tbo taking of two lives , Josophluo Clarke ha < s boon a nightly visitor at the county Jail , and nny person who cares to visit the gloomy _ quarters between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock on any evening will find her sitting upon the curbstone on the soutb sldo of the court house , intently gazing up nt tbu grated window In the northeast corner of the fall , behind which is conllnod her Ideal of a man. It makes no difference whether there is drifting snow , cutting sleet or drenching rain , at the hour above named tbo woman is always true to her trust and Is always present. For n tlmo Sheriff Boyd looked upon this as a plot to concoct a plan for liberating his prisoner , but aft < ir watching her for u num ber of nights ho concluded that It was the In- auo freak of a love mnd woman and slnco that tlmo sbo has been allowed to carry on Lor love-making with her murderer lever without molestation , though she has never been permitted to approach the building. For months the woman baa been a contrib utor to Neal's comfort nnd has done much to relieve bin prison llfo of Its unpleasant fea tures. During tbo early part of his conllno- mont his Sunday dinners wcru furnished by her hands , nnd.cach Sabbath day u delicately browned chicken and other delicacies were out to his coll. This continued for some tlmo after his conviction and until ho was placed under charge of the death watch. After that ho was not allowed to cat food prepared by other hands than those of the jail cook. The outside supply was cut oft from tbo condemned man , but each Sunday two shining sil ver dollars have bcqn left at tba Jail ofllco , with the request that they bo pent tn the preparation of a good dinner for Noal. Not only has the woman done this for Ed Neal , but sbo has looked after his raiment and his cleanliness for months. She has kept him supplied with white shirts , undershirts , drawers and socks , and each week she pays bis laundry bill. In the Jail it Is the custom , nnd ono as old &s the Jail Itself , that prisoners are composed to shave once each week. The work Is usually done bv some "trusty" about the plnco , but In Nenl's case "trusties" are not allowed to put a blade to bis face for fear of some accident. In order that ho may not go with an uncropped beard. the woman each week contributes 50 cents to pay a barber for scraping his cnln. This tnonoy i.s distributed among the Omaha Dor- bers by Jailor Ilorrlgan , and It Is info to say that there Is hardly n tonsorlal gentleman In the city who has not placed his razor against Noal'b Jugular , as no barber is allowed to shave him twice In succession , no matter What may liahis reputation as a careful man. Determined to Wed. Some weeks npo'tho Clarke woman decided to reform , cease living n llfo of sin , rent n cottage , und whether Ncnl lived or died become a respectable woman. She oven de cided to do more than this. If Neal lived fcho would bo true to him , and if ho died she Would put nu the weeds of widowhood nnd return to her parents. Sno consulted Father Klggo of the Catholic church upon tbo sub ject of marrying Noal. That reverend gentleman - tloman saw no legal objection , out the pros pective groom had wandered faraway from the , teachings of the church nnd would have to bo continued before the clergyman would agreed to perform a ceremony. Neal was consulted in the promises and filed no objections to uniting ngnln with the church. In fact , he was as anxious as nny ono for tbo wedding to go on , even if ho could not bo with his bride. The religious rltos were duly administered to the pondtmmud man and ho was tauou into the phurch. Sheriff Boya was soon and his consent oh- ialnod. ho stating that ho saw no reason why Ncnl should not marry If bo so dosirnd , olthouch ho Informed the party who interceded that Ed nnd Josephine would have to forego the time honored cus tom of Joining hands , Neal would hnvo to land behind the bare , while bis brldo would liavostand upon the brick pavement two ptorlos below or In the Jnll corridor at the best. best.Active Active preparations for the wedding have boon made and It Is believed that it will take jplaco within , a few days. About the Pronpoctlvo Brldo. Years ago a young man and bis bride loft tholr eastern homes and sottiod m iho south ern portion of Illinois. Whllo fortune smiled Upon him , ho roared n family consisting of two sons and throe daughters. The llttlo town wtioro the couple had settled grow to bo a city , and as tlmo passed on , the husband and father watched ever his possessions uutll ho was counted as cue of the majt wealthy men ID that section. The youngest daughter , Josephine , was at the tlmo this story begins , twelve years ago , n happy blonde maiden of 17 summers. Sbo - wm the pot of the family and a favorite of xu * ho towi' . Although wild and wayward , she was innocent of the ways of the wicked World. Her education had not been nog- looted and she bad been civon every accom plishment that wealth and position could af ford. Llko most girls of that ago Josopbluo bad a lover , a young man who had been her nssoclate from Infancy. Ho was all that could have boon expected of a lever , but ttlll bo did not come up to tbo father's Ideas Of u son-in-law. Tbo young man was refused JulmlttancO to the borne of hi * sweetheart , but In that case , ns in n.any others , love laughed at locksmiths. CUndoitlno moot- - lnt ? § wore held at thohomes of mutual friends M Uie young couple uutll llually the itoru parents learned of the llttlo love affairs j\nd decided to put on end to such thing * . Tbo daughter was notified that she would bo aont to 8u Louis nnd placed In a convent to complete - ploto her education. She was placed In the convent , confirmed tn the Catholic belief and entered upon n life of socluMon. I'or n tlmo , this bolng a change , was agreeable , but It soon became distasteful and the girl prepared to escape. Ono dark , rainy night Rho toro her bedding into strips , constructed n rope , and fastening ono end to the bedstead slid from tno second story to the ground. Having saved n few dollars from the liberal monthly stipend allowed by her parents , sno bought n tlckot to Denver , Col. , where she bad friends. Upon her arrival in that city , she sought employment , but failed. Ignored Her I < 'nthcr' Pica. Ono morning in looking -over the papers , her eyes dropped upon on advertisement written by nor father , requesting her to coma homo nnd all would bo forgiven. In the aatno column of iho newspaper was a notice which stated that the county recorder of Park county wanted a copyist. After debating the matter In her own mind for some time the young woman concluded to turn her back uixm her homo nnd accept the position. Shoat at once answered the advertisement of the Park county official nnd two days later re ceived a letter stating that bar services would bo accepted and that she would re ceived WO per month. Tho'next morning , borrowing $10 from her friend , she started for Fuirplay , n little town of 700 Inhabitants In the mining districts of Colorado , 117 miles southwest of Denver , on . the mountain division of the Denver & Santa Fe railroad. There she remained for several months , In the moan tlmo forming the acquaintance of the railroad ngcnt , n young man who had re cently came from the east , It was a case of love at ilrsl sight , notwithstanding the fact that the agent was engaged to a very estimable young lady inono of the eastern cities. The love affair pro gressed rnpidly , and as Is frequently the case , the girl's affection was stronger than her dis cretion. She listened to his pleadings and was wronged. A few montus later Josephine wont to Den ver , where she found employment in ndry goods store , but the story of her wrongs fol lowed her and she was discharged. About tnls time Josephine con cluded to return homo. Sbo wrote her parents that she was married and happy and the mother of a bouncing boy. The ngod parents nt homo replied and bogged tb"ir daughter to return. The Fair- pluy agent had agreed to accompany her and assume the role of husband , but prior to the completing of the arrangements ho changed his uilud and 9f nrriod the Other Girl. This caused a change In the programme , and the woman wrote homo stating that her hus band had died and that It would bo Impossi ble to make tbo trip. In order to cheer the hearts of tbo old folks at homo the photo graph Of a Denver infant was secured from n photographer and sent with a letter , In which the daughter stated that ns soon as the first shock of giiof caused by her widow hood had passed , she would return to the parental roof. Tbo father upon receipt of this letter Immediately wrote the daughter tnat ho would Journey to Denver to accom pany her homo. Not wanting him to know the true condition of affairs and to tnrow him off the track , she loft Dcnvor and came to Omaha , where for five years she bai bean an inmate of a Ninth strcot house of ill repute and known to the world as Joe Clarke. The Murderer's Identity. After his arrest Neal told various conflict ing stories of nls family connect ions all of them , on investi gation proved false. Ho was a boaster of the crimes ho bad committed , and all of bis confessions in this respect were voritied , but no facts touching his identity could bo learned. Ho told once that ho was an Illinois boy.and the Clarke woman's story seems to corroborate this statement , but no confession has boon secured from Neal. Ho has told of his father and mother , but says ho will dlo without letting them know of his career. He has kept his own counsel and If nny ono in Omaha knows of his homo llfo it U Josop'ilno ' Clarke , his promised brido. The Clarke woman has boon making desperate - ate attempts to secure Noul's release. Before the authorities put a stop to her communica tions with him by notes she filled every letter with maudlin expressions of undying love Intermingled with promises of what sno would do tosecure his release. She ar ranged with an inmate of the jail to assault ono of tbo Jailors and secure Neal's ' release , but the loiter was intercepted by Jailor Dorrigan and the scheme nipped in tbo bud. All plans , for his release having failed , she is now determined to marry her murderous There is n prospect , of course , that Neal may not hang , but the chances are now nil against him. Tbo supreme court , now in session , will pass upon the motion for a now trial , the granting ot which Is the condemned man's only hope. Arrnnciuc for the Hanging. Sheriff Boyd said yesterday that ho had not taken any stops in the way of making the preparations for the execution of Ed Neal on October 9. The rope was bought nearly ono year ngo and would bo ready at any time. ThU imple ment that will prove an important factor in assisting to send the murderer before his Maker was manufactured by a Cincinnati man whoso business is to manufacture such ropes. For twenty years this man has been engaged In tbo trade and succeeded his father who followed the same occupation until his death , which occurred sovoral'yoars ago. ago.Tho rope that will bo slipped about Noal's nock is three-quarters of an inch in thickness , eighteen feet in length , Is of the softest hemp and is as pllablo as silk. It i * provided with the regulation hangman's Knot , intended to fit closely nnd securely under the loft oar of the victim.Vhoh drawn tight it will fit as comfortably as a kid glove The enclosures will bo built Just south of the court house and will bo of closely fitted lumber , with substantial braces at tbo top and bottom. This enclosure will bo about twenty foot square and sixteen foot high. The gallows will bo erected In the center , of 0x0 pine timbers , braced , with a heavy cross bar ovur the top. The trap will bo In tbo platform directly beneath and will bo worked by n lover which will bo controlled by tbo sheriff. Keporters and Invited guests , , com prising court officials , physicians and sheriffs ot adjoining counties will bo given seats on the platform. Tno hour for the execu tion has not bean fixed , but it will bo between-10 o'clock In the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Nenl's Lmst Toilet. In the matter of Noal's dross there will be no attempt at display. Ho will wear n suit of black , a white shirt , collar-loss and low shoes. Ho will bo led out of the east door ot tbo Jail , around tho'cornor of the building and into the enclosure and up the steps to tbo platform , which will bo sovcnfout , above the ground. Upon reachIng - Ing tbo plnco Noal's arms and logs will be pinioned , the black can , a long silk affair , will bo drawn over his head , after which the noose will bo adjusted , and upon the word bolng given , the trap will bo sprung and an other human being will bo sent to eternity , As soon as the physicians pronounce life ex tinct tbo body will bo out down , placed tn u plain coflln and turned over to the man's friends , should any appear and claim the re mains. If there are uono , interment will bo In the potter's ' field at county expense. "Love Finds a Wayl' a drama v/hich gives Miss Katlo Putnam only * fair opportunity to display Her talents as a comedienne , was made known at the Farnam street theater lost evening. There U little in the play to warrant extended notice , being conventional In plot and uninteresting in dramatic con struction. Misi Putnam , however , showed that t > bo was a careful , conscientious actress , trained in a' school which has given to tbo stage many actor * of raoro than average ability. . . The supporting company has boon well selected , Mr. Gardner , Mr. Hart , Mr. Coltor , Mr. Mortimer and Miss Wilder bolng Judiciously cast. Miss Putnam , however. U handicapped by her musical director , who relies more UIKUI his voice to gain perfect phrasing and tempo than upon his ability as u trained loader of un orchestra , bis commands being board In all parts of the nouso. Tonight "Old Curiosity Shop" will bo the bill , Instead of "Eruia , the Elf , " as previously announced. Use llallor's Gorman Pills , the treat co n stlpatloa and llvor regulator. DAKOTA COUNTY LITIGATION , Injunction Secttrod Against the Commis sioners Galling the Election. CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL PROCEEDINGS , Democrats JIopo to Itltlo to Victory OH the laruto llotwccn the Towns How the Cnso Now Stands. DAKOTA Crrr.Neb. , Sept. 17. [ Special Tel egram to TUB BBS. ] Too county commis sioners of this county were today called In session by the clerk to Issue a call for the second election on tlio relocation of tbo county seat. Upon their convening they were im mediately served with on injunction Issued by District Judge Norm restraining them from calling snld election. The hearing day was sot for September 22 at I'oncn. The In junction was based on a writ of error In which traud and Illegal proceedings by the commissioners are charged In Issuing the call for the lint election. The South Sioux City residents , who nro clamoring for the prize , were sorely dlsgrun- tied when they found no call could bo Issued , ns tbo democrats have been pooling county politics with this matter wiln sorao hope of victory. In this connection the democratic county primary for thU precinct , to elect delegates to the county convention at Jackson , Satur day , met yesterday. There was a largo number present nnd all matters were over looked witti a view of downing K. B. Wil bur , who is a candidate for county Judgo. Not a Wilbur delegate was elected and bo is now practically out of tbo raco. The demo cratic slate ns now made out Is : Treasurer , C. J. O'Connor ; clerk , J. P. Twohlg ; sher iff , William Kyan ; sunarlntcndont , L. Krlach ; Judge , John Williams. The inde pendents' counly convention.is to bo hold September 121 nnd the republican October 10. Ncbrat-ka IjiithorniiH In Session. BKATIHCK , NOD. , Sept. 17. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BKK.I Thosocond aay of the Lutheran synod of Nebraska began Its ses- riou in the Luthnran church of this oltj- . Kov. J. C. Jacoby of Nebraska City is presi dent , Hov.V. . C. McCool of Ponca , secre tary ; Kov. Luther M. Kubns of Omaha , sta tistical secretary , and Mr. J. P. Wilholmy of Omaha , treasurer. Kov. L. 1' . Luddon of Lincoln delivered the address to homo missions. About a hundred and fifty mombors-nro In attendance The work rop- sonts tbo operations of the English Lutheran church In Nebraska and parts of Missouri , Colorado , Kansas nnd South Dakota. So rnpidly has the work of this church grown that two now bodies hnvo been formed from this synod. They are the Kooky Mountain synod and the German synod of Nebraska. Omaha Is represented by Kcvs. A. J. Turkic , W. H. Kuhns , D.D. , C. Huber , Mr. J. F. Wllhelrav , Rev. Luther M. ICunns , Captain John A. Swobo and Kov. J. G. Grlfllth. At Its morning session tbo Nebraska synod raised $5,000 for the Gorman seminary at Chicago. ' Tbo report of iho delegation to the general synod showed that tbo follou Ing do nations bad boon made : At Washington , D. C. , a homo for the ngod ministers of tbo church. At Colorado Springs , ten acres were given to establish a Lutheran Minis- tors' homo for invalids. Kov. Luther M. Kubns of Omaha presented the report of the committee of the traveling secretary. It showed that sixty-threo congregations bad boon supplied with preachers during the year and cloven vacancies had been iillod. Three candidates for ministerial orders are being examined by the committee on education and examination. The total indebtedness of the synod for the year is $62,272.54. Kev. A. J. Turkic of Omaha delivered an address on foreign missions. Ttio statistical secretary reported 135 churches and stations In connec tion with > the synod. Iho death of Kov. William Toolo , late rnombor of the synod , was announced , and Kovs. Groun miller , Sick- man and Schnur were appointed to express the sorrow of the synod at the bereavement. Successful Kiicumpment. NOMII PJATTI : , Neb. , Sept. 17 [ Special to THE BuB.J Camp Logan is voted by all to bo the finest camp that bos ever been pitched at a reunion in this state. It consists of about 400 tents occupying a parallelogram of level prairlo. Tno avenues are broad , running east and west , with electric lights at short , Intervals the entire length of the camp. The tents are pitched in double rows fronting north and south on the various streets. The headquarters of ttio various officers nro pitched at the east end of the camp , wlnlo still east of these the ground is occupied by sutler's tents , booths , dunce halls , swings and other places of amusement. A broad avenue runs north and south through the center of the camp and two largo water tanks of 700 gallons capacity each are located on this avenue , which are supplied witn water from the city water mains. The camp Is under the charge of District Commander Steward and a corps of district officers. In front of the commander's head quarters n ling staff hai been raised , from which flouts the stars and stripes , and around this stift : has boon erected a rostrum sixty feet square. Hero Iho main cnmptircs will bo hold nnd the speaking will tnko place each evening. The veterans nro pouring in toaay by wagon and train loads. Sunrlso guns. 7uo : u. in. llroakfast call. U:00 : u , in. ( Minrd mount ; sick call. 0:1)0 : ) n. in. Mooting of thostntoorganizations itt tholr respective headquarters , and Women's Relief Corns. 10ii : : ) a. in. I'atrlotlc addresses at the grand pavllllori. IS in. Dinner call. L'ilK ) p. in. Arrival and procession of Sher man lluiniiiurd. hoadud by Cuptnlu 1) . F. llukor. 'J'JO : p. m. Capture of Jolt Davis. l:0'J ! : p. in. Supper. 7'M ; p. in. ( Jump I'M re lit grand pavllllon. Tomorrow the grand parade will take plnco at 10 o'clock and at 2:30 : o'clock the sham bat- tla at the fair grounds will occur. Ho IB no Candidate. FuLr.isiiTo.v , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Special Telegram - gram to TJIK BEE. ! Hon. George D. Meik- lojobn arrived homo this evening. In an In- tordlow with Tun BEE correspondent , who Informed him that bis frlondt throughout the state , and the press in particular , were urg ing and using his name for the position of supreme judge , ho emphatically and Irrevoc ably declared that under no consideration would ho become a candidate. Ho went so far as to state that In cave ho was nominated ho would not accept and If ho were elected ho would never qualify. Ho Is In earnest in thU matter and desires lib friends to under stand that ho moans It. General Van Wyulc nt Columbus. Coi.UMiiua , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BEI : . ] Hon. C. H. Van Wyck of Nebraska City addressed a crowd of 3,000 pcoplo at the fair grounds In this city today. The " -year-old race was won by Judge Tburston , owned by D. T. dates , Albion In two straight heats. Time : 3:33tf : and 3:04. : The free-for-all race was won by Sailor Boy. Ttmo : 3:43) : and 2:43Jf. : Tno fair closes tomorrow. Thus far it baa bctm very succoisful. Oinnhn Presbytery's Action. LTONS , Nob. , Sept. 17. ( Special to THE UKK.I The Omaha presbytery closed last evening after a two day's Interesting session. Tbo loading question before tbo session , asldo from the regular business , was the re vision of the confession of faith. A committee - too of llvo was appointed to report on the revision - vision , which was adopted by the presbytery after a few changes. This report , as now adopted , goes to tbo next general assembly fo * final action. _ AVI 11 Moot In Oiunhn. Bi.Aiit , Nob. , Sept. 17. ( Special Telegram toTiiu BKK. ] The republican Judicial cen tral committee of tba Third Judicial district met hero today and called a convention to beheld hold in Omaha Monday , October 5 , at 3 o'clock . . p. in. _ _ Hound for Oinnhn Under Arrest. Ciu-nronu , Nob. , Sopt. 17. [ Special Tola- grain to TIIK Bun. | Ira Htephenson , Charles Stevens , A. Shuck and A. Dunworthy were arrested by Deputy ( Jolted. States Manual Jnck.ion on a complnInl"Aworn out by Llou- tenant Ladd of Fort iltdblnson for having tolon government Koodf. . The stolen prop- arty was found In tholr ikmcmlon and they were taken to Omaha Itftt' night. Many Veteran * 1'rcflont. LYONS , Nob. , Sept. lj. ( Special to Tnn BB. ] Thosocond day'pf ' the Grand Army of the Kopubllo of Hurt" county was a grand success. The town Was 'astir early In the morning with people preparing for the great crowd anticipated. About 'J a. m. teams bo- gnn to co mo In from tha- adjacent country. The trains from the norland south brought many old soldiers and their friends. Company II ot Toknuiah , with Captain C , F. Bock , arrived about noon and were mot nt the depot by a largo delegation of citizens. At noon the crowd was estimated at " ,000. Nearly everybody brought dinner and nta in picnic stylo. Judge W. F. Norrlsof tbo Sev enth Judicial district was to speak nt 2 p. m. but the wind was too strong In the crovo for any speaking to bo hoard. After the wind had subsided toward evenIng - Ing Hov. Dr. Wncclur of South Omaha and Judge W. F. Norrls delivered speeches nt the camp. At 3 a m. a larco audlonco ns- somblod at the rink to see ' 'The Contodorato Spy" played by the Sous of Veterans of Lyons. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Crowds nt Cnnip Dnvlu. VAUMUUSO , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Spaclnl Tel egram to TUB Bin.j Though the wind was a little higher and the dust more plentiful than was desired , the day has passed very pleasantly to tboso In attendance nt the reunion at Camp Davis. Comrades Wheeler of Osccoln nnd Grimes of Lincoln entertained the crowd at the afternoon mooting after wtilcti there was u dress uarndo. Tlio flames of tbo evening en nip lire were fed by Comrades Bank nnd Houdorshot of Raymond. Orinlnnnd Johnson of this place and several others from neigh boring towns. Word was received today that Governor Thayer would arrive tomorrow morning , also Department Commander Teeter and Adjii taut General Cole , besides a largo number from Lincoln who have not been hero yet. A grand street parade is to he ono of the fea tures of to-morrow's ' programme , Sherman post Is to bo reorganized and a Women's Ko- hef Corps added. Fiery Phunonionon. FIIKMOXT , Nob. , Sopt. 17. [ Special to TUB BKK. ] Horlow Goff. livlnc Just north of the city on tbo Broad street grade , witnessed a very strange spectacle last night about 9:30 : o'clock Ho was Just preparing for bed when a brilliant Hash of light attracted his attention. Ho glanced quickly out of his chamber win dow and behold a ball of tire of dazzling bril liance on the opposite sideof the road and a few rods to the north. Mr. Goff summoned bis wlfo nnd both enjoyed the rare sight. Mr. Goff describes the ball of lire ns bolng about the slto of a pock measure and of ex- trarno brilliance , even inoro brilliant than an arc electric light. It was moving from Iho southeast to the northwest and was ap parently only about twenty feet from the ground. f . Plno's Loxo PINE , Nob. , Supt. 17. [ Special to THE BKE.I A number Of 'tho merchants nnd business mon of this town have organized a stock company for the purpose of construct ing nnd maintaining ff sanitarium at this pluco. It has boon noticed that among the many Cbautanquans who , ixithed in the water bore there were some who found relief and euro for rheumatic troubles , also for Indiges tion , liver complaints , etc. Facts of this kind came from so ninny sourcosi that H. P. Me- Knight , M. D. , bad an ajalysis made of the water from throe of thojlifloront springs on the Chautauqua grounds. The analysts was made by an export chemist In the laboratory of Alee & Penfold of Onlaha. Ho states that it is the ourest water * , ho over examined , it containing only 4-10D,000 of animal matter. Fill m ore County's . GEXKVANob. , Sept. ! 1l7. ) Special Tele gram to Tim BcE.J Fully 8,000 people at tended the Fillmore county fair today and they were amply rewarded for tholr trouble In coming. The display was simply grand in all departments and would have done credit to n larger city. The management is happy tonight , ns today's crowd makes the fair a success linanctally. The races were watched by the Immense throng with n aroat deal of interest nnd the lovers of horse racing were treated to some good sport. Sentenced Tor Two Years. FHEMONT , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Sncclal to Tnn BEE. | Judge Marshall held u short session of district court today. Ed. Jensen , who was captured in this citv n few days ago and lodged in Jail on the cbnrgo of stealing $ .13 from H. W. Brown nt Hooper , while assist ing at threshing. VVncn arraigned In court today Jensen plead guilty to grand larceny and waa sentenced to twoyears in the peni tentiary. . Patriotic Pupils. PI.VTTSWOUTH , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Special Telegram to Tun BEU.J This morning the stars and stripes were raised above tbo High school building. Tbo pupils observed the patriotic occasion with appropriate exorcises. Magnificent l < 'nrnt Produce. Euvoon , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Special Tele gram to THE BKB. ] Gospor county's fair opened this morning. Tbo exhibit of farm produce Is magnificent. Good races will beheld held each day. Olio 'Minute. Ono minutes tlmo often makes n great dif ference a ono minute remedy for bronchitis , choking up of the throat , lungs , etc. , of course Is n blessing. Cubeb Cough Cure Is such n remedy. For sale by all druggists. Cubeb Cough Cure Ono minuto. ZOVAK IIHUH'IIIKS. Two minor permits , aggregating $50 , were Issued by the superintendent of buildings yesterday. The enso against Ofllcor Vance Fields for assaulting young George Doano on August 20 was hoard In the police court yesterday afternoon. All the testimony wns taken , but the arguments were postponed until 11 a. m. Monday. Fred Hallcr , the waiter who stole some Jewelry from his landlady at 1017 Chicago strcot a week or so ago , had a hearing before Judge Holsloy yoHtorday afternoon and was bound over to the district court In the sum of flUO. Friends furnished the ball at onco. For Schllfz boor apniy to R. R. Grotto Important WntoV Decision Judge Irvlno has rond'qrM ' n decision that will prova of Interest to tbo water using pub lic. iji , W. T. Walker , residing at Nineteenth and Davenport streets , is a 't'onsumor ' of city water. About July 1 , when the water tax became duo , both Wnlltor and his wife were away from homo , and did not return until some days later. In thO.mbnntlnio an agent of the company shut off , the waUirin the pipe loading to the houso. tjpbu Mr. Walker's return ho tendered the rental and demanded that the water bo turned on. Tbo company refused - fused nnd In tnrn made a demand. They asked that an additional | L bo paid as a lino. ThU Walker refused ! : to pay and at once brought suit In , .tho district court. Yesterday Judiro Irvine Issued a writ of mandamus compelling the company to at once turn on tbo water without the payment of the extra dollar tax or lino. Do Witt's Little Early uison ; only pilloto euro sick headache and raguiata the bc , < li Got a Had Full. George Schafor , a driver for the People's laundry , fell down the elevator shaft In the Farnam strcot theater about 3:15 : o'clock ' yes terday afternoon und was quito badly In jured , The laundryman hud gene up to the dressIng - Ing room floor to got some bundles of clothIng - Ing , Tbo place bointr rather dark ho did not see tha Hhaft and stepped Into It. In falling ho dtruck his head against the wall , which Stunned him. His head , arms and thighs were terribly bruised. Tba patrol wagon was railed and convoyed tho.Hufforur to his home , 2120 North Twenty-second street , whore physicians were celled and the bruUoa dressed. VERCOATS , Like the luscious bivalve who is continually getting "into the soup" at church festivals , are to be bought in ths months that contain the "R. " liver think of that before ? This , the first fall month with an "r" in its make-up , brings with it the necessity of a medium-weight garment. Cool mornings , cool evenings , and some whole days are cool enough to render one of these garments indispensiblc. If you're a good , solid business man and want a" garment for business , \vc \ can suit you. If you're a professional man and want a garment to look well and hold its shape , we've got it. If your cloth ? s arc seedy and you want a garment to cover up your shabby Prince Albert , Oscar , we'll part with one. If you want a garment to turn inside out and show a handsome lining as you promenade on the "avc , " it's right here you'll find it , and if you're an Anglomaniac and want a top coat like they"weahin Lunnun , " take our elevator for second floor ; you'll find"it. . Want to know what they cost ? d * O BUYS A MELTON OVERCOAT. . < pt-J ( OtJ Silk faced or plain , as you like , three shades to select from , that you don't have to leave Omaha to find selling for eight or ten dollars. p BUYS AN ELEGANT ALL WOOL CASSIMERE GARMENT . fO J wth ; fme twilled lining that you'd willingly pay eleven dollars for if we'd ask it. ( \r\ GIVES YOU THE CHOICE .V-Jw of fine that for and fit ' have very Kersey garments style , shape , colorings you'll hard work to equal under fifteen dollars. "I Gives you the pick of a dozen lines of as fme gar- J. j mcnts as any tailor gets up when he tries his best. "Want to know more about 'em ? Drop in. WRITE FOR CATA-LOCrUE ASTD SAMPLES. THEY WILL MEET IN CHICAGO , Oooks' Congress Called Because of a Jelly Cake Fight. NEWS OF A DAY IN THE GARDEN CITY. No Trace Discovered of the Oinnhn. Girls "Who Were Supposed to H ivo Keen DrugRod and Abducted. CuiCAno BIIIIEAC or Tnn BKB , I Cnicxoo , 111. , Sopt. 17. I The burning and now national question , "What is a Jelly cake ! " which originated at the Sangaraon county fair , has resulted In the calling of the first national congress of cooks ever held. This has boon determined by a conference of a number of contestants for the jelly cake premium hold at Sprlne- ficld. Tbo congress is to bo divided into three sections , ono of which shall bo com posed of professional bakers , another of pro fessional caterers , nnd another for amateur coo'.is or housewives. In the course of lengthy resolutions adopted it ii declared to bo the purpose of the congress to consider and recommend for state and county fairs in the United States a complete classification of the various kinds of bread , cakes. Jellies , pickles , pantry stores , etc. Mrs. Samuel J. Willott , Jr. . of SpringBcld , who made ono of the angel food cakes in the 000 Jelly cakes exhibited , ana was awarded the premium , has not yet rocoivcd the piano nrijn hut Smmtnr Slinlov M. Rullom has taken the cake , which has been presented to him by the firm which offered the premium. HAVEN'T IIEAHD OP TUB onti.s. All knowledge of the young Maremo itnd Miller girls , who were drugged and brought here by Morolli , the Omaha barber , is domed at 1832 VVabash avonuo. The house U an old- fashioned , dingy-looking structure , standing back from the sidewalk. In the basement is a saloon , run by Dunn & Dwyor. Dwyer said that no ono had been there Inquiring for nny elrls. The house , ho said , has not boon occupied in several months. AXTKl.L'8 OW.VEIIS PHOTEST. The owners of the famous trotting stallion , Axtell , feel that on Injustice was done them by the Associated Press in sending out from hero a special dispatch from Indianapolis in regard to the horse. The dispatch quoted tbo chairman of the state tax commission as sayingthat instead ' of paying SIO.,000 for the horse , as allege'd , his owners had only paid $50,000 ; that ho had a touch of lameness and that for these reasons the commission had fixed his taxable value at S15.0UO. Colonel John W. Couley of this city , ono of the owners of the horse , declares those state ments uttorlv false. Ho says the animal nc- unlly cost his owners S10S.OOO. Of this sum $50,01)0 ) was paid In cash and the remainder as principal nnd Interest on tno deferred pay- nionts ; that the horse Is not nnd has not been lame , and that In duo tlmo ho will bo brought before the publlo to show his won derful trotting powers. ' SBLECTKD TUB CIKAI/S ilOUTH. The touto of Chicago's mammoth drainage canal from Bridgeport to Joliet Is now com pletely determined und all that remains to bo done before the actual work of construction can bo begun is the condemnation of the lands through which the canal will pass. AHT1U.FHV FOlt TOUT SHEllllUX. Fort Shorldan is to have a battery of artll- lory. General Miles has Issued orders com- mundlne light battery ( > , of tbo Fim artil lery , now stationed at Fort Ulloy , Kan. , to proceed at once to Fort Shorldan. This is the first niovo toward getting several artillery companies stationed at tbo fort , nnd it Is con fidently expected that a dozen cannon ot re spectable size will bo at the post whoa the world's fair opens. 1CII.I.K1) HY A KIIIKXD'.S CAIIKLl'.SSN'P.SH. Folger A. Blgelow , a young artist , was In stantly klllod In his father's residence , M.I'J Prulrib avenue , last evening , by the acci dental discharge of a revolver in the bands of Anthony it. Courtney , a companion. Biiro- low had bought a now revolver and Courtney was examining It. Ho pointed it at the wall and snapped tbo hammer several tlmoi , but the cartridges failed to explode. Ho raised the hummer again , intending to remove the cylinder and see where the trouble was. As Blgolow walked up In front of the weapon , Courtney's thumb slipped from the hamtuor , and In a minute tm frlond was dead with a bullet In his heart. MKDAL3 FOIl TUB SKOOTKHS. The contestants for prize ? In the national army shooting tournament have all returned to their respective posts. Of the army rlllo team , borgeants Hose , F. D. Powell , "N. Hny and Corporal J. O. IIolou received tbo gold medals for the fourhlghoU scores. The other six. Sergeants Qulnn , Lutz , Uauiioy , O'Brien and Gorhardt and Corporal Dronoy , rocoivcd the silver medals. Of tbo army carbine team , Sergeants H. [ leaner , J. T. Jalnson , M , Hobrer and Corporal M. L. Mitchell were presented with the gold modnU , and Ser geants F. E. Ley , O. J. Honry. F. Kan kin. J. Holtmon , Captain W. U. Hell and Prlvato J. B. Folov rocolvqd the silver medals , In the distinguished marksman class , Sergeant B. Merwln and Blacksmith Allolser got tbo Sold medals , and Sergeant W. Davis nnd Corporals S. W. Sweluhart and P. M. Hake silver medals. The Spjuldiug gold modal for the greatest score ut bullsoyo firing at all ranges was awarded to Lieutenant Col onel HotchkUs of the Illinois Na tional guard. Lieutenant O'Brien was the recipient of the Herald gold modal and the Shlrloy gold modal for the officer making the hlghoit total skirmish rec ord und the hlchoit slnglo skirmish run. Lieutenant W. N. Hughes took the Trlbuno gold modiil for the officer making the great est number of bnllscycs at ! > 00 , SOO and 500 Sirds , and Lieutenant Uajusoy tbo Inter * cean gold medal for a similar score at 200 , SOO , r > 00 and COO yards. Sergeant Koio was the lualty winner of both the Herald and Trlbuno purses of $100 each for the unlisted competitor making the highest total skirmish score. The Intor-ocean pur > o of $100 for the enlisted competitor imikine the greatest num ; bor of bullsoyos at L'OO , 300 and COO yards went to Sergeant Austin. Sergeant Morwiu won the ICIrk purse of ? oO for the enlisted competitor malting the best individual .sklrm- isn run. Corporal Van Scoiko nnd Sergeant Qulnn cot an eighteen months nnd a year's subscription respectively to the Kansas City Times for work at the 1.000-ynrd range. Many small prizes olforod by business houses were distributed. 1IOSTON TO EXI'OIIT HOO mODUCTS. If the request of the North Packing and Provision company of Boston bo nccodod to by Secretory Husk , that permission be siven to ship products from Boston to Europe , the "Hub" will soon nave become a rival of Chicago cage in this respect. It is admitted that the firm has asked for and expects to rcceivo such permission , and it is expected that within n short time a chief mieroscopist nnd the necessary assistants will be appointed by the Department of Agriculture. The North company has boon receiving urgent dispatches from Germany since the removal of tbo embargo on American pork asking It to puck goods for export. MANT WIM. ATTnXD. The Grant monument committee has re ceived tbo following letter : Wo acknowledge tlio recolptof an Invitation to bo present at tlio ceremony and to pnrtlel- p-itu In the parade attending ; tlio unvollln ; ; of the stiituo ut General U. b. Grant und taUu great pleasure In accepting the same. Wo are glad to have nn opportunity to thus ovpross our love and rovorunco for the great num. Wo will Imvoa. full turnaiiUif all members. I'lciiso have our place In line assigned to us. Very truly yours , 1C. l.uo I'HANCK , Secretary ov-Oonfodoruto Association. Arrangements have been made for the at tendance of the revenue cutters Michigan , Fcssondcn and Johnson. FOUMINO A IIHAXCU. Chief Justice Fuller presided at an organ ization mooting at the Lolaud of the Illinois branch of the Mury Washington association. The national president , Mrs. Wnito , widow of the late cnlof justice , came to Chicago some days ago and made the preliminary ar rangements. VEUV LIVELY COIU'SE. Elcin Birch , ono of the heirs to n largo fortune loft by an uncle , and who has rela tives In Washington who believe bo was burned In the Haymarket hotel last spring , not only escaped incineration , but according to a letter received from him is doing well in North Dakota. Ho was not known in Chicago cage as Blrcb , but as Charlie Vernou. LAXK'S SUCCESS. "Albert G. Lane , now county superintend ent of schools , was last evening elected su perintendent of the city schools , to succeed George K. Howland , resigned. WKSTIiltX PEOPLE IS CHIOtClO. The following western people nro In the city.At At the Grand Pacific Mr. nnd Mrs. W. B. Fish , Miss Gertrude Strykor , Lincoln ; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Potter , Miss Allco Dav enport , Omaha ; D. T. Hodges , Sioux City , In. ; rvK. Burmolstor , O don , U. T. At/the Lolaud Mr. nnd Mrs. J. F. Fletcher , Cedar Hapids , la. ; A. C. Bergen , Sioux City , In. At the Auditorium Mr. and Mrs. A. K. BurKO , Forgo , N. D. ; Edgar H. Scott , Omaha ; C. A. Gnernsoo , Wyoming. At the Wellington Arthur Johnson , Omaha ; Mr. and Mrs. U. F. Ulovor , Obey- on no , Wyo. At the Palmer Mr. and Mrs. H. It. NIsv lov , Fremont At the Tromont- . nnd Mrs. J. E. Ueod , Omaha. Miss Ijams of Omaha is at the Richelieu on her way homo from the east , whcro she lias been spending the summer. F. A. 1'nrentn Head ThU. July and August are anxious months for mothers who carefully watch ever their llttlo onus. Hot days and frequent clmngos of temperature are liable to produce cholera mornus. How satisfactory It should bo for parents toltnow that Hallor's Pain Paralyzpr is both a pleasant and effective remedy for all summer complaints. It soothes und re lieves all pain nnd griping and always affects a complete cure. AVcHloru WASHINGTON , D. C.Sopt. 17. ( Special Telegram - gram to THE BKE.-Thofollowlngllstof | pen- sloni granted is reported by THE BUB and Examiner Bureau of Claims : Nebraska : Original Stephen Landon , Jef ferson I tram lord , Owen C , Hancock , James M. Fodico , Hall A. Turrlll. Kobort Lang. Al fred Hawkins , Madison E. Parks , Irving D. Smith , William S. Davenport , Charles W. Reynolds , Marvin U. Reynolds , Milton Bates. Additional Herman A. Hoppo , Ed ward Hollabaueh. Increase John Adams. Helssue John F. Erarv. Iowa original Houry McGcn , Albert Jon- nl'igs , Luke Sawyer , Barney Leonard , JJseph Crow , Jnrod Hill , Thomas H. Qulnn , Ernstus ( > . Chose , James McNeill Carrot t , Sylvauus While , Henry S. Wilson , John E. Eaton , Henderson Manners , John Durgon Thomas A. Black , John Dawson , Silos F , Carpenter , Samuel Burgo , Ebcnco/.or B , Hogonboom. Culvln Wllcox , Lutliur M , Fogug , William L. Dlnsmoro. Additional ; Joseph Householder , Joslah Stewart , John Stondnour. Slon Cramblttt. Increases Wil liam CotTman , Loren Uoblnson , Wil liam (1. Baker , Isaac Grinith , Alphous Henry , Walter C. Burgess , John M. Thomas. James M , Swisher , Thomas J. Do- ford , William E. Newman , George Sholl- hnrt , Lcandor Glllaspy , John McCov , John T. Alexander , Uolsjuo Hobort Henko. Ho- Issue nnd increase Warren Patrick. Original widows -Mary Cole , mother ; Lydla Esther Knight , mother. South Dakota : Original Marccllus B , Kout , William Kollott , George It. Austin , Ctinrins Kobortaon. John Trotter , Richard P. Biookaw , John R. McNeil , Joseph Gray. Additional George Stombuugb. Do Witt's Llttlo Early Uuers , AGAIN MANIPULATING RATES , Erie and Nicklo Plata Accused of Diverting Much Trfflo. FEARS OF GENERAL DEMORALIZATION , Chairman Hlaucluird DUllkcH to Inter fere on Account of the Prosperous Condition of Ilnllroml Busi ness In the JCnst. CIIICAOO , III. , Sopt. 17. Complaint has been made to Chairman Blanchnrd of the Central Traffic association by no- less than five different companies that oast-bound rates on provisions nnd oats are bolng manipulated by certain of tholr competitors. The roads complained of are the Erie and the Nickel Plato. The complaining companies nro tbo Michigan Central , Lake Shore , Chicago & Grand Trunic , Baltimore & Ohio and Penn sylvania. Every ono of thcao roads claims to have lost business thro Jgh the manipula tion of rates , the charge being that n very material diversion of trafllc has been caused by a 5-cont cut on provisions and n U-cont cut on oats. In his reply to some of the complaining llnoi Chairman Blancuard says that while ho has not boon furnished with any proof of the alleged irregular practices , be Is con vinced from Information received from other sources that the charges nro not without foundation. Ho has consulted with Chair man Goddard .of the Trunk Line association about the matter nnd suggests that , a meeting of the interested lines bo called for the pur pose of taking action looking to their own protection. It happous , however , that , the majority of the Intoiostcd lines nro nverao to any such proceedings at this time for fear that the agitation of the matter may lead to the cutting of other rates. This season of prosperity , Just now opening up for the lailroads , Is recorded In the light , of n long felt want , and tbo ono thing which the conservatlva lines wish most to avoid , is a demoralization of rates which would simply ruin the pres ent bright prospects ot big earnings during the rest of the year. It U not yet settled whether the mooting will bo called or not WIIV TUB ALTON SMILES. The Chicago & Alton Is having Its innings in the little game with iLs eastern connection ) * . Slnco the roads In the Western Passenger association refused to ] oin the eastern lines in making reduced rntus for homo visitors excursions to points in Michigan , Indiana and Ohio , efforts hnvo bean mada to inuuco the Chicago & Alton to make such rates. The company has boon uoMllod that homo visit- , ors' excursions will bo run by the Ohio & Mississippi , the Jacksonville Southern and the Wabasb. The Alton rofuaos to take nuy notion. It owes no allegiance to the Western Pns- songor association but It bus no intention of lending n helping hand to the roads that have boycotted it for the past live months. An Alton official said today that no reduced rates would bo made by his company. It is under stood that tbo board of rulings of the Cen tral Traffic association and Trunk Line asso ciation is arranging for another nicotine to bo held probably next wnck , when motions will bo made to discontinue the boycott , Some of the lines that need the Alton's aid to make their homo visitors excursions a success , realize that the boycott is n two edged sword , und they have no further nso for It. Muni Tnko ofTltH Ulnorn. CiiicAno , III. , Sopt. 17 , A decree entered by Judge Collins this morning In the suit brought by Frnd Harvey restrains the AtcuL- son , Topeka & Santa Fo railroad company from running or operating dining cars upon its roads west of the Missouri river. Harvey has a number of eating houses along tno line of the defendant's road nnd bad a contract to supply Its passengers with meals and lunch. But , ho assorts , in violation of iho contract , the company undertook to run dining cant from Chicago to Denver to compote with tha Rock Island road. The Injunction procured by Harvey perpetually enjoins the roud from Interfering with complainant's ' business and from refusing to atop at his eating establish ments , which ha claims cost over $ 100,000. , Pozzoni'a Complexion Powder produces a soft end beautiful akin ; it combines every element of.bonuty and purity. DELICIOUS Flavorm * NATURAL FRUIT FLAVORS. - Of perfect purity. LemonI Lemon - Of great strength. Almond | Economy In tholr usa Rosoetc.rj Flavor na delicately and dollcloualy no the froah fruit * !