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TOE OMAHA DAILY BE EMIT ES DAY , FEBRUARY 21 , 1893.
It mntlo * 100,000. Ho thanked God ,
however , that there Imd been onoutfh mem
bers to keep it down to tr > 0XK ( ) . Ho wished
tlmt it hail lcun cut n prosit deal more. Ho
was satisfied that the result would have
hcen the sumo if the commission had been
Klvon fTiOO.OOO and tlio state would still have
had nothing to show for It. Ho declared
that the time for preparing for a creditable
exhibit had been frittered away , and that It
was now too late to hope to do anything In
that lint ! . Ho realized that it was sad com
mentary on the state of Nebraska , which de
served something much better.
Kelton. likewise.- , took 1111 the cudgels
against the commission and declared that ho
was opposed to voting another cent for this
commission to handle. Ho bcllovnd that if
the whole matter was taken away and
placed in the hands of ono man to bo up-
pointed by the governor , something might
yet be done.
Tun l.utn to Do .liij-tliliiB.
Howe ropllud that thj governor had al
ready considered that matter , and had con
sulted with ox-flovernor Pumas , who was
ono of the best men In the state to take
charge of a matter of that kind , ami ho had
'said that it was everlastingly too late.
Nebraska would havn to bo misrepresented
at the World's fair In spite of anything that
could bo done.
Sutcr declared Hint It was out of the ques
tion to think of allowing the commission any
more , but said that the stockmen would still
endeavor to make a showing.
The bill was about to bo re-committed
'when Oakloy iniulo a pica to wait and sec if
something could not bo done and it was
ro-commlttcd to the committee.
, Htiirtnl by U'litson.
It was then (1 ( o'clock and the house was
ready to adjourn when Watson sprung a resolution
elution that caused n deal of trouble and
kept the body in the liveliest kind of activity
until nearly 10 o'clock. The resolution
staled : " , ,
Whereas , Tim majority of the senatorial In-
vestlKiitlngPOiiimlttiM ) hud declined to allow
Judge Thurnton lo upnuur buforu It after ho
hail been besmirched , and cross-uxainlnod
witnesses who testified against lilm , anil
Whereas. The chairman was In favor of
Kranllrnr. thereiiuest . , ,
Ki'solved , Thai the house sustain the chair
man and ( ? rant Mr. Tliurslon Ihu dvslred por-
Dual Immediately moved to adjourn , but it
was defeated on roll call and the light was
on.I'ortcr declared that the mutter might
lust as well bo settled now as in the morn
ing , ami Sodcrman said ho was not afraid to
meet Thurston before the committee. If
Thurston thought the boodle hat ilttcd his
head ho might put It on. and ho was in favor
of letting him Into the committee as soon as
ho wanted to como.
Barry at once raised the point of order
that the matter had not como properly before
the house , as the committee liad not re
ported and the house did not know that any
request had been made or refused. IIo ro-
lused to yield the floor to Howe , who was
anxious to talk on the matter , and a parlia
mentary wrangle ensued between the pair ,
during which Howe not in what ho wanted
ta say under the gulso of questions to his
opponent. This continued until Barry re
fused to answer any more questions.
The chair finally sustained the point of
order , and Watson Immediately appealed.
The appeal carried and the decision of the
chair was sot asldo.
More parliamentary skirmishing ensued ,
fluring which Watson moved the previous
question , and It was recognised by the chair.
Rhodes moved to adjourn , and demanded a
call of the houso.
Watson raised the point that n call of the
house was not In order under the previous
question and demanded an immediate ruling.
( iillln In rl < no Ouirters. ;
Twenty members wore at once clamoring
for recognition and the chair was compelled
to call upon the snrgi int-at-arms to clear the
floor and scat every member before ho could
make himself heard.
Rhodes demanded that no ruling bo given
" * untll the great chandelier was lighted , so
that ho coulil read from the rules and en
lighten the speaker. 'Ho was allowed to go
to the desk and convey Ills information ,
after which the chair ruled that ho would
entertain the motion to adjourn and also a
call of the houso.
Watson and Howe appealed.
Barry warned the republican leaders that
the saino tactics might bo employed against
' them 'soino day , and 'that they would then
liavo to take their medicine.
"Suftlelcnt unto the day is the evil
thereof , " quoted the gentleman from No-
miilia , and the chair then recognized Porter ,
who expressed the belief that ovcry member
wanted to bo fair.
' The chair don't to "
seem want to , re
torted Watson , who immediately renewed
nls demand for a ruling.
The chair Intimated that tlio gentleman
tfrom Otoo aspired to rule nil questions , to
which Watson replied , "No , I want you to
rule and rule promptly and fairly , "
lluil n Cull of the IlmiKo.
Porter argued that it would bo a dangerous
precedent to establish to allow a minority to
overturn the rules and carry a point against
n smaller minority mid dctiv them the right
of u call of the house.
Howe made a speech and asked for a rul
ing as to the situation. The ohuh began his
reply by stating that ho wanted to bo fair , to
which Howe nodded u vigorous assent and
said , "I bcliovo it , I buliovo It. " But when
the chair in the next breath held the call of
the house In order , Howe throw up both
hands and exclaimed , "Great God , what a
ruling , what a record this house will have. "
Watson attempted to ask a question , when.
Stevens rose to n point of order , and before
ho could state it , Watson , who was vigor
ously roasting the speaker whenever the op
portunity offered , declared , "There is plenty
of opportunity for thorn on these rulings.1
The clerk was ordered to call the roll on
the call of the house and eighty-four mem
bers responded. Jensen at once moved to
dispense with further proceedings under the
call , but before putting the motion the chair
Bta cd that it would tnko flfty-onoto ralso
thn call-of the houso.
Watson again appealed.
Took n Wlmck ut Thurston.
Slovens availed himself of a momentary
lull to correct what ho declared to bo a wrong
impression. IIo said that Thurston could
como before the house and plead his case
even though denied before the committee ,
nnd could got full Justice without persisting
la his present course , which was disgracing
him before the whole state , as ho was trying
to get before the committee simply to petti
fog and befuddle witnesses , The committee
would allow him to come as a witness to sot
himself right , but not as a lawyer to conduct
the examination. .
Despite vigorous protests the chair main
tained that llfty-ono votes would bo neces
sary to sustain an : ip | > eil ; in this case , as it
Tt'ould reverse the action of the houso. The
appeal was put and it carried bv a vote of1(5 (
.o ! RI , but the chair declared that It had
not received the necessary votes and was
Tired of rutting Appnnla.
Watson once moro entered an appeal and
called for the yeas and nays , but the speaker
for the llrst tlmo since ho has been the pre
siding oulccr of the body showed that the
supply of "cheerfulness" with which ho hud
promised on the day of his election to put
appeals was exhausted.
Sutton insisted that if the speaker per-
slslod in maintaining that position the cor-
iterations could buy anil hide away a couple
of members at any tlmo , thus blocking legis
lation , and that the house would have to re
main In session until doomsday.
"That's about the slzo of it , " laconically
relorted the speaker.
Howe concluded that it was about tlmo to
adopt now tactics nnd staled that in order
to snow that the members of the republican
jido desire to bo fair they would consent
to huvo the resolution so amended as to em
power the investigating committee to um <
3 > loy an nttorney at the expense of the state ,
to offset Thurston's legal ability. Tin
proposition was received with shouts of up
provul from all parts of the house , and Wat'
uon moved that further proceedings undci
the call bo dispensed with.
Vnllejr County' * denim.
There was a chorus of seconds , but tin
Irrepressible" Rhodes was again on his feel
with another point of order , which was ai
poorly founded ns were the general run o
hl objections. Ho was mot by a storm o :
protest * , but , nothing daunted , this ox
iKjunilcr of the constitution mlsed his voici
Into a ihriuk and excitedly Insisted that hi :
point bo heard before the motion to suspont
the cull was put to the homo. It was to tin
effect that during n call of thn house no mo
tliin could bo entertained.
What' * thntl" yelled the house In unison
'f ' ton t wo put a motion to suspend the call
of the houio"demanded ! several.
1 .No , not wen to suspend a call of the
houso. " retorted the Valley county states
man , nnd tbun pandemonium broke loose
In the midst of the general confusion
Koyes sprung to his feet and demanded , "Is
It possible that Valley county has sent n
man down hero who claims to know moro
than the other ninety-nlno members of this
house put together ! "
The sally was greeted with shouts of
laughter which merged Into a howl and roar
when Howe solemnly asked , "Mr. Speaker ,
do I understand that Vnlloy county Is repre
sented in this house ! "
"You fellows who find out before you got
through me , " yelled Rhodes , who , white
with rage , wildly waved n copy of the
constitution In one hand nnd Cuslilng's
manual In the other in the direction of his
Intensely tickled opponents from Sarpy and
Sunpriiilcit the Call.
Whpn quiet was in a measure restored the
speaker held that Rhodes' point of order was
not well taken , and the roll call was ordered
on the motion lo suspend further call. Many of
the Independents voted with the republicans
nnd the motion carried by a vote of 07 to 11) ) .
It was then "o'clock nnd the doors were
thrown open. Tlio question recurred on the
motion to adjourn , which had been inter
rupted after the previous question had been
demanded. The house , by n vote of 49 to ! J8 ,
refused to adjourn , after which Beal's mo
tion lo lay the resolution on the tnblo was
voted down with a largo chorus of ayes.
Will l.ct Thiirstim Como On.
Then , after three hours of continuous
wrangling , parliamentary spurring and fili
bustering , the previous question was put
nnd , with but ono dissenting vote , the house
decided that the main question should bo
The resolution as amended by Howe was
thun read , hut Iwforo u vote could bo taken
Harry nearly precipitated another riot by In
sisting that the phraseology of the resolu
tion bo changed so that it would cast no
aspersions upon the good intentions of the
Horst backed him up by declaring that
unless the author of the resolution would
consent to a change ho would ralso a row
which would keep the house in session until
McKesson read from the stenographic re
port of tho.proceed Ings of the committee to
show that a majority had denied Thurston's
request as alleged , and Barry was then
satisfied. The resolution was then adopted
by n viva voce vote , and shortly before 10
o'clock the house adjourned.
IJurnor's Iliinlc llonil Hill Tnkus Up Much
Tlini ! In Commitoo ! ,
LINCOLN , Neb. , Fob. 20. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] All of the senators were in their
places this afternoon except Clarke and
Lobeok , and after the preliminary and devo
tional exercises the general order of business
was tnkcu up.
From the committee on engrossed and en
rolled bills Senator McCarty reported that
house lllcs Nos. JT ! ) and 11 had been correctly
Senator Johnson from the cominltlco on
miscellaneous subjects reported house roll
I\"o. 11 , prohibiting the employment of
I'lnkcrtons , with the recommendation that
it do pass. The bill went to the general file.
Senator Darner from the committee on
internal improvements reported back senate
file No. 11) ) , with the recommendation that it
be placed on general file. This is Darner's
rrigation bill , and next to the Clarke maxi
mum rate bill is the longest of the session.
Senator Dale wanted to know what had
become of his bill. Ho said ho didn't ro-
noinbcr what it was about nor what its
number w.is , but ho introduced it early in
the session and it hadn't been hoard from
since. As no one seemed to know any moro
ibout , the missing bill than the senator who
ntroduccd it , the matter proceeded no
Senator Darner then called up his resolu
tion ofPrlduy , to the. following effect :
Whereas , It has officially como to the notlco
of this body , through thu lugal opinion of the
attorney Kcnural submitted to this body , that
Hie retiring stulo treasurer Is liable on Ills
Imml for tlio state funds which wore on du-
jioslt at tlio Capital National bank ut the
tliim of the failure of said bank ; and.
Whereas , The Interest of the Mala .demands
that islops should bo taken to enforce tlio re
covery of the funds doposlted-wlth the Capital
National bank , In order that the state may
not sutler loss ; therefore , bo It
llesolved. the house concurring. That the
attorney genurnl bo and Is hereby instructed
to Immediately commence proceedings against
tint retiring state treasurer and his bondsmen
for thu recovery of Main funds so deposited
by htm In thu Capital National bunk.
IUcui > slii | ; tha Id-solution.
Senator Graham wanted the resolution re
ferred to some one of the regular standing
committees and made a motion to that effect.
In explaining his motion ho said that ho
hardly thought It proper for the senate to
take n step in this direction without giving
the matter some serious consideration. Two
state officials , the attorney generM and the
secretary of statn had recommended action
against ox-Treasurer Hill and his bondsmen.
Those same officials had also approved the
bond by which Treasurer Bartloy had des
ignated the Capital National bank as ono of
the state depositories. It seemed to him , ho
said , that the senate should not be In too
much of a hurry to adopt the suggestion. He
further stated that Treasurer Bartloy had
carried in his pocket for two weeks a stalo-
munt showing the exact amounts of state
money deposited in different banks , nnd if
ho had hud any dcsiro to examine into the
condition of the Capital National bank ho
had plenty of tlmo to make a thorough in
vestigation. Notwithstanding this fact ,
and his knowledge that nearly ! 00,000 of
the state's money was in thai bank , ho
elected to make the Capital National bank
ono of the state depositories. Ho believed
the senate should try to find out which of
the treasurers bonds was liable before it
went any farther.
Senator D.trncr stated that ho had no ob
Jcction to Iho resolullon being referred lo a
committee and would only stipulate that
there should bo no unnecessary delay. Ho
believed the resolution would facilitate mat
ters and help unravel the complications.
Senator Pope said that the question was
whether It required a resolution of the sen
ate to compel the attorney general to do his
duty. Ho considered the resolution an unin
tentional slap at the attorney general. Ho
believed that the attorney general would
adopt the right course at the proper time ,
but that ho would of necessity bo compelled
to await the report of the receiver and the
examiner before ho could know oniclally just
what the amount of the shortage was. When
these reports wnro made ho believed the
attorney general would move at once and in
the right direction.
The motion to refer the resolution to a
standing committee was curried without
further debate and Iho president directed Its
reference lo the committee on judiciary.
Now 1II1U Drought In.
The following bills were Introduced nnd
road lor the first time ;
By Everett To . --reasonable maximum
rates uixm the transportation of live stock ,
grain , lumber , lime and salt , making an average -
ago reduction of 20 per cent in present
By Packwood To amend the law relating
to the levying and collection of taxes.
By Stewart Relating to the manner in
which county treasurers shall make settle
meuts with the state treasurer.
By Gray To amend the state depository
act.By Johnson To tax sleeping and dining
By Babcock-To reimburse W. U M *
Caguo for money paid to the state for lots
No. 0,14 and 15 , block 47 , In' the city of Lin
coin.By Babcock To amend tlio statutes rolut
ing to cemeteries ,
By Kggleston Amending the free schoo
By Corroll To provide for the free passage
of fish in Nebraska streams.
By Smith To provide for the lueorpora
tion of street railways.
By Packwood To provide for levying and
collecting taxes in cases whore an injunction
lias been decreed against the levy.
llllU That Were 1'nueil.
Senalo fllo No. 83 , by Thomson , was rcac
the third time and passed. It provides tha
but ono-Hfth of the road- tax collected it
counties under the township organization law
shall remain lu the hands of tlio road over
seers , the other four-fifths to go into thi
township treasury for the benefit of all Uu.
roads in the township.
Senate lllo No. 14 , by Moore , was also road
the third time and passed. It provides that
f any tiorson shall purposely , or In the per-
) otration or attempt to perpetrate any rape ,
irson , robbery or burglary , or by administer-
ng poison , kill another , or If any iwrson by
villful anil corrupt perlury shall purposely
iroeure the conviction and execution of niiy
nnocent person , every person so offending
shall bo deemed guilty of murder in the first
legrco nnd upon conviction shall sufferdeath
or imprisonment for Ufa in tha discretion Of
The senate then went Into committee of
ho whole to consider bills on the general
file , with Senator Gray In the chair.
Darner's hill , No. 18 , remilrlng nil banks of
leiwslt to give bonds to the county boards
for the benefit of the depositors , came up fern
n lively discussion , In which consldorablo
ccllng was engendered.
Senator TeiTt moved that when the com-
nltteo rlso It report ttio bill with the recom-
ncndallon that it bo Indefinitely postponed.
Senator Darner met the motion with an
amendment that the committee recommend
hat the bill puss.
Ilinvlt AllVcU the Itnnkn.
Senator Daiuer went over the arguments
n support of his bill that he made last
Thursday. Ho referred to the great number
of bank failures and said that the most dole-
ill circumstance in connection with nil of
.hem . Is that the poor people are always af-
eclcd Iho most , and claimed that it was as
ust , right and lawful that the state should
eiuior Iho same protection to private deposi
tors in bunks that it necks to give the state ,
Senator Moore made an extended argu-
nent against the bill , In which he pointed
out the fact that if it became a law it would
compel all the savings bunks of Omaha and
Lincoln to go out of business. Ho further
contended that the bill would have a ten-
leney lo Injure slate bunks and give na-
.ioui.l banks the ascendency.
Senator Pope called attention to the fact
that the bill provided no manner in which
depositors in broken bunks could secure the
nonoy recovered by the stulo on the bond of
, hc defunct bunks. Darner admitted the
force of the argument and undertook to
remedy the matlcr by an amendment , but
t fulled to receive a second.
Senator Tefft replied to the arguments
made by Darner in a humorous speech and
wound up by declaring the bill impractica
ble.Tho senate then , by a vote of 17 to C , in
definitely postponed the bill.
The commltleo then took up and consid
ered successively senate files Nos. 42 , IKI , 00 ,
44 , 77 , 40 and 10. All were recommended for
The committee then rose and senator Pope
! > y common consent Introduced senate file
No. 112 , to establish a state banking board.
Unrnor lloosii't l.lko Morton.
Senator Pope offered the following resolu
Whereas , The president-elect of the United
Status has 5,0011 lit to select for a member of
ils cabinet one of the most distinguished oltl-
MIS of this .stallanil
Wlici-eas , ,1. Sterling Morton , ono of the
pioneers of Nebraska anil the originator of
Arbor tluy , Is particularly wt'll equipped for
the poiltlou to whlrh he Is called , and we be
lieve that he will (111 ( It with honor to himself
and credit to the state ; bo It
Ke.solved , That thl.s body , Irrespective of
polities , present Its thanks to the president
elect , Hon. U rover Cleveland , for Iho honor
conferred upon Iho state of Nebraska ;
Unsolved , That thu secretary Is hereby In
structed to send a ropy of tho.so resolutions to
Senator Darner objected to the rcsolttllon
and further consideration went over until
The senate then adjourned until tomorrow
morning after voting down a motion by
Gray to tho.effect that hereafter the semite
shall commence work promptly at the hour
named hi the rules.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Feb. 20. [ Special to THE
BIE. ] Following is a copy of the statnlo ox-
lending Iho contract for leasing the peniten
tiary , passed March 2 , 18S7 :
Section 1. That the contract leasing to W.
II. It. Stout thu penitentiary , the penitentiary
grounds and convict labor of the stiUu of Ne
braska , executed on tho22dduyof Hnptoin-
bur , 1887 , ami which has been by snld Stout
assigned and transferred to ( J. W. ilosher , sub
ject to all the conditions and provisions con
tained In said .original contract ; provided ,
that said Moshershall recelvu'lOccntspurday
In cash for ouch convict In full for his com
pensation under said contract , r--1
Provided furthor. That upoirthd talcing ef
fect of this act , the said Moshcr shall enter
Into a bond with thn state of Nebraska In the
penal sum of $100.000 , with need and sulllclent
sureties conditioned for the faithful perform
ance of .said contract , and upon the execution
and delivery of said bond and the approval of
said sureties the Hoard of 1'ubllo .Lands and
Dulldlngs shall endorse upon said original con
tract , a statement that thu sumo has been ex
tended to said Moshor for thu period of ten
year > < from the Urst of October , 1880 , accord-
Ine to the provisions of this act.
Provided , That under tlio extension of said
contract the convicts .shall not. nor shall any
of them , bo employed In thu manufacture of
clears , brick , or In thu cutting of stone , ex
cept such brick and stone us may bo required
in making repairs and Improvements at thu
penitentiary , and In thu erection of building's
and walls for thu contlnement of convicts and
for thu use of otllcors and guards , nor shall
any of said convicts bo employed upon any
public building , except buildings for peniten
tiary purpose.- , ;
Provided further , That the .provisions of
this act shall In no wise Impair or Invalidate
any contract now existing.
s-ec. 2. All imts and parts of acts In conflict
with this act aru hereby repealed.
Auiomlmcnta May Carry.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Fob. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] The counting of the bal
lots cast at the last election for the two con
stitutional amendments is progressing with
a rapidity that insures the completion
of the work within the tlmo speci
fied oy the act which authorized the
recount. Thirteen clerks are employed , nnd
they arc divided into two sections , one of
which reads the vote and the other tallies
the result. Today the clerks counted the
ballots of Douglas and two smaller counties ,
! K,000 ) in all and discovered a difference of
about 1,000 in all in favor of the amend
ments. Friends of the recount bellovo to
night that the amendment relating to the
investment of permanent school funds
will bo found to have carried , and they claim
the railroad commission amendment is likely
to curry also , although the chances are not
so greatly in its favor. It will take a gain of
about 7,000 votes to overcome the votes
against the amendments. The returns from
Dawes county wore found to bo incomplete ,
as the county clerk , through some inadvert
ence , burned a portion of the ballots , No
estimate can bo made of Ihoso destroyed.
Xmv OIllccrH Incroanlnc Membership To
Vhilt the World's Fine.
The annual meeting of the Omaha Guards
was held at the armory last evening : Fol
lowing are the officers chosen for Iho ensu
ing year , most of whom were re-elected :
Captain , F. E. Bamford ; first lieutenant , II.
B. Mulford ; second lieutenant , C. II. Wilson ;
clerk , W. B , Christian ; financial secretary ,
H1I Hodglns ; treasurer , II. B , Mulford ; chap
lain , Deun Gardner ; surgeon , Dr. B. W.
Chase. The board of directors will consist
of the company officers , together with W. B.
TcnRyck , A. P. Cone , J. G. Lund and E. N.
The now constitution was ratified. The
principal change is the abolition of * the
monthly company meetings , the business
being left to the board of directors. The
company meetings will now bo hold only
twice a year.
The guards begin another year of their
existence with very bright prospects. There
are now ton applications for membership on
lllo and moro are constantly coming in. A
great deal of interest is taken in
the entertainment to bo given at
the Boyd openx house in the
near future by the Lincoln guards. The com-
mittco having charge of Iho matter reported
last night that the date for Iho entertain
mcnt would bo either March 11 or April 8
and recommended tha latter date , but no
definite action was taken.
Arrangements are in progress for the trii
of the guards to the World's fair next sum
mer. They will go as a military company
and camp on the grounds , thus reducing the
expense of the trip to a minimum. It is
IKisslblo that they will bo nccompaulod by
the Lincoln Guards !
The Flro Jlecortl.
NKwYoitK , Feb. 20. The National Wai
Paper factory on West Twenty-third street
burned Sunday morning. Loss , $200,003.
MOUNT VEIINOX , Ind , , Feb. 20. Hudnu
company's hominy mill burned this morning
Loss , f 100,000 j insured.
Movement * of Ocoiin Htuumer * I'YIirunry 30
At Liverpool Arrived British Prince
At Now York Arrived Aurania , from
Tintei Display o thn Nebraska Mauufao-
tnrors and Ooimrmon Association ,
LINCOLN THE $ EfiJr OF TIIE AFFAIR
Flvo Hundred l'rnUc'VhtliOM the Opoiilnc
.Much KntliuiilniiiuDeveloped In the
Interest of the l nine Patronage -
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 20. [ Special Tclo-
; ram to Tn BKK. ] "Patronize Homo In-
duslry" is tlio shibboleth of all Lincoln nnd
n portion of Nebraska this evening. The
vinter carnival of the Nebraska Manufac-
urors and Consumers association , which
opened at 8 o'clock tonight , was the primary
cause of this enthusiasm for the homo patronage -
The three floors of the big Hovey & Peck
building at ! )3T ) > North Tenth street were
crowded from basement to dome with the
samples of Nebraska's products , and 0110-
burlh of the floor space was occupied by
inlmato specimens thereof. The building
vas handsomely decorated with fiugs and
luntiug and multi-colored lichts. while dcco-
ations made of various manufactured arti
cles added a unique charm to the ensemble.
The first and second floors are devoted to
ixhiblts entirely , while on the third is an
mprovised stage nnd auditorium , and a res
taurant and refreshment bazaar under the
direction of the Women's Hcllef Corps.
Opi'noil by Vice 1'roflhlont Stowart.
Shortly after 8 o'clock Vice President
Stewart called the assemblage of some MX )
to order and Introduced Mayor Weir ,
who welcomed the Manufacturers assocla-
rlon to Lincoln and extended lo them the
'recdom of the city.
President Page of Omaha responded at
ength , detailing the subjects and aims of
the association , the causoa which led to its
'ormatlon and the wonderful rjsults that
have followed the systematic work pursued.
: n closing he cordially welcomed Iho people
of Lincoln to the exposition.
Ho was followed by Attorney General
[ listings , who dwelt on Iho early legendary
nistory of Nebraska , and suid that while
Coronudo Imd failed to find within Iho bor-
Icrsofthis stulo Iho gold and silver he had
Hoped lo discover , yet ho had found soil that
Has proven itself richer than all the gold of
California or the silver of Montana.
Chancellor Canfleld was unable to bo pres
ent on account of illness , and the closing
remarks were made by Governor Crounsc ,
who concluded an Interesting talk on the
commercial and manufacturing development
of Nebraska by stating that when ho died ho
wanted to bo buried in a Nebraska-made
coflln and laid to rest under Nebraska's
It was then 9 o'clock nnd the governor , in
accordance with the programme , stepped to
the front of the stage and pushing an clou-
trie button , started the machinery of the
first winter carnival of the Nebraska Manu
facturers and Consumers association.
Very ArtLstio pUplayH.
Tlio displays are numerous and many most
artistically arranged. Harpham Bros. ,
manufacturing harness men o f Lincoln , huvo
twenty men at work in , the building , while
the prime feature of iho'innminoth displays
of the W. A. Pugo Soap company of Omaha
is atho champion soap' wrapper , a pretty
young lady with deft Jlugers. Among other
Bxhibits are the hou ! o of. , candy , containing
the display of Lasch Bros. , manufacturing
confectioners of Lincoln , and that of tlio
Punty Extract company.
Other exhibits 'are' made by Mark &
Mooncy , store fixturus- Fremont ; F. S. John
son , flour , Milford ; ' Ci.C. Vhlto , flour , Crete
and Nebraska City'ccroalmllls. ) Lincoln is
represented by oxilibjts from Iho Lincoln
Pottery company , ' the ; Gulick bakery ,
J. P. Toad' , sighs ; * Camp Bros. ,
carriage manufacturers * Nebraska Man
tle and Cabinet , , , . works , the
Model Mop , Pail and" Wringer company ,
Lincoln Paint and Color company , Farmers
and Merchants Insurance company , State
Journal company , Howard Manufacturing
company , Lincoln Coffee and Splco mills ,
Capital City Shirt factory , Thorp Novelty
works , Chemical Manufacturing company ,
H. W. Maxwell , candy manufacturer ; C. J.
Roman , carriages ; Western Mattress com
pany , Lincoln 'Packing and Provision com-
) uny. Lincoln Hanpo and Furnace company ,
[ I. Wobker , cigar manufacturer , and Buck-
slatf Bros. , harness makers.
Kvpout a Crowd Wednesday.
Both President Pugo and Secretary
Holmes are well pleased with the interest
shown in the exhibition and anticipate an
immense crowd Wednesday , when the meet
ing of the association will bo held.
Following is the program for the week ;
Wednesday evening , n beautiful tableau
under the direction of-Mrs. Smith nnd Miss
Parker , with exhibition drill by the Young
Men's Chi istian association gymnasium
classes ; national songs will bo sung by quar
tets nnd duos , and supper served in eigh
teenth century costumes. Thursday evening -
ing , a concert by the faculty of Lincoln
Normal college's musical department. Fri
day evening , a tableau , "Scenes from Life , "
by society ladies. .Saturday evening , the
Lincoln light infantry will furnish a drill ,
with music. Wednesday % vill bo children's
day. A rate of ono and a third fare has
been secured on all railroads and tickets will
bo good to return the "Oth lust.
District Court Nows.
The Exchange bank of Franklin , Pa. ,
begun suit in district court against the Capi
tal National bank today to secure possession
of a Sli.OOO note executed by the Western
Manufacturing company In July last and by
the bank sold lo the plaintiff. The potllion
sols up that on the 12th of January the Capi
tal National sent the Exchange bank a draft
on the Chemical National of New York for
$5,000 in payment of the note , which draft
went to protest when presented for the
reason that 'tho Capital bank had no funds
there. Thu plaintiff asks the court to decree
that It Is still the owner of the note.
John Patterson , and William Winningcr ,
two turkey thieves , were given eighteen
months in the penitentiary today. A now
trial was refused John Holser , convicted of
assault with intent to kill , while Mike Me-
Cann pleaded not guilty to a similar charge ,
and had his case sot for Monday next.
The garnlshecs in the several cases insti
tuted against the Capital National bank and
Mosher and Outcalt were .today peremptorily
ordered to answer by tomorrow morning and
give an account of how the securities came
into their possession.
John J. D.ivis sues the Elkhorn for $200 ,
damages to a case of millinery sent from
Blair to Lincoln , whilo'W. ' O. Allen asks $150
from the Itock Island ifor killing n horse belonging -
longing to him last October.
City In'llr'ler. '
The Burlington boaRi df bireotors have ap
propriated fSI,000 for-tho-purposo of enlarg
ing its plant at Havolock. Work will bo
begun on three HOW IftHItSHigs as soon ns the
weather permits , Otuv , will , bo used as a
holler shop , another as4round house , and
the other ns a storageljnlldlng. All will beef
of brick , ana their completion means a large
increase in the working .force at Havolock.
The. records show tha * the Homo street
railway lias not been fpbji } to the Lincoln
street railway , as generally supposed , but
has been transferred tMU" . W. Little , presi
dent of that companjj.j3y , will bo run us a
The examination oojv. J. Downer , the
Ashland sowing machine agent charged
with violating a posUil liw , has been con-
liuied until Thursday , f ;
Hon. Sam Elder swore out a warrant today
for the arrest of n neighbor's boy oa the
charge of having unduly and unlawfully
thumped Elder junior.
More lilevutor Ilnoiu Needed.
COLUMIIUS , Netti Fob.'SO. ' [ Special to THE
, BEE. ] A largo number of farmers and
merchants met today n't the Clothor house
and adopted arlicles of 'Incorporallon of iho
Farmers nnd Merchants Elevator company
of Columbus , capital stock * 10,000 , for the
purpose of buying , selling , shipping and stor
ing all kinds of grafn.
Coroner Holntz held an Inquest yesterday
over the body of a boy named Charles Her-
berg , 8 years old , accidentally shot by his
brother Fred , 14 years old. The family are
Swedes , living near Lindsay. The boys ,
'with other children of the family , wore
standing around u stove in the house at the
time of the accident , and the coroner says it
is a wonder moro of them were not killed.
Joseph Mather is under arrest on u chars"
of stealing Si'i from his employer , n farmer
near Monroe , Mather Is nupiwsod to bo the
man who robbed n safe In Plutto Center
some tlmo ago and is feeble minded. Ho
pleaded not guilty.
In Iho Interest of llallrnad Men.
PL.msMonn , Nob. , Feb. 20 , [ Special to
Tun BDE. ] Good audiences gathered at the
Methodist Episcopal church in this city in
response to announcements of special meet
ings In the interest of the railway depart
ment of the Women's Christian Temperance
union last Saturday evening and Sabbath
afternoon. The presentation of Hits great
nnd growing work by Mrs. Woodward ,
national superintendent , was particularly
appropriate , and evidently mot the approval
of railway men and others present.
As soon ns the noon Intermission nt the B ,
ft M. shops is lengthened to a full hour , hav
ing been but forty-five minutes during the
winter. Mrs. Woodward promises to return
nnd Institute weekly noon meetings similar
to tho.so now bolng so successfully conducted
at the Union Pacific shops at Omaha , at the
Huvclock shops and at many other great
railway centers In the United States.
Injured Whllo Inxpcctltij-n dive.
AsiiUND , Neb. , Feb. 20. [ Speci.il to Tun
BEG. ] Several Ashland young men visited
Sanfco cave on a prospecting tour Saturday.
Everything went well unlll ono of Iho nuni-
Iwr. Stanley Piukott , son of Postmaster
Plckett. fell from a cliff a distance of fifty
feet. His companions were very ngrccnblv
surprised when reaching the young man's
sldo to find that ho was but slightly bruised
and able to ii.oimt his pony and ride home.
Asldo from a bruised knee the young man Is
apparently unhurt ,
Ui'iinntt Itevlvnl Service * .
BKNNETT , Neb. , Fob. 20. [ Special to THE
BHK.J The Methodist Episcopal church of
this place has Just opened a series of very in-
lercsllng and profitable revival meetings.
Kov. A. C. Calkins , assisted by his estimable
wife , have charge.
Beginning Sunday , February 20 , the Pres
byterian church will begin holding revival
AVhllo FticdhiK a Corn Shelter.
TALMAOIJ , Neb. , Fob. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to THU Bun. ] Autone Johnson , a
young man 'ii years old , had his hand torn
off nnd arm crushed while feeding a corn
sheller on the farm of Fred Scrimschor this
morning. It is thought the arm will huvo
to bo amputated.
ATHLETIC CLUB AFFAIB9.
Steps Tul < cn to Inlimi Ni w I.lfo Into tlio
The members and ex-members of the
Omaha Athletic club held a business meet
ing at the club rooms last evening. There
were in tlio neighborhood of 100 gctlomen hi
attendance , and the unanimous feeling pre
vailed that the club should bo perpetuated
at any cost. President Ames was in the
chair , and on order being called staled Iho
object of the meeting , viz. : to devise ways
and means of paying oft the indebtedness of
the club and agnin establishing it substan
tially It on its feot.
The present membership is 220 , and the
cntiro indebtedness of the club ? 2,200 , $1,100
of which is for back rent due Judge John J.
Hedick , with no funds on hand.
Mr. Hedick staled that ho felt a good deal
of interest in the club , but intimated that
the only way it could bo maintained was by
protecting itself in the squaring of its debts.
Motions to make the monthly duus 81.BO
and $1 were voted down , leaving the dues as
they already stood at S3. A motion that
Iho chair appoint a committee of five to
solicit memberships was curried , and Messrs.
Flanagan , Blair , Montmoroncy , Pcculell and
Metz were appointed.
Also a motion for a committee of three of
the directors to confer with the Koadstcr ,
Kennel and other clubs with the view of
Messrs. Wells , Sudborough and Mlllard
It was further resolved that old members
who had resigned byj-eason of the much
talked of $10 assessment should bo admitted
on payment of said assessment , their dues
to begin with the time of their roadmission.
On motion a commjUeo consisting of
Messrs. Hoeder , Tuthill and Mullen was ap
pointed to solicit llfo members at a cost of
A $25 subscription list was also started for
the purpose of asslsling in the immediate
liquidation of the club's debt , and this was
signed by Messrs. Ames , Sudborough , Wells ,
John 1. Hedick Chat Ucdick , Cooke , Millurd
and Uoedcr. A general subscription for any
amount was also put in circulation with en
couraging success , after which the club ad
journed to meet March 11.
Odd * on Iho 111) ; right * .
Nnw ORLEANS , La. , Fob. 20. Betting
opened today at the track on the coming
glove contests. Tlio following wore the odds
posted at the opening : Filzslmmons , 7 to
10 , on ; Hall , 11 to 10 ; Goddard , Ito4 , on ;
Smith , 5 to U ; Ilyan , 4 to 5 , on ; Dawson , Ute
Striken und Nonunion Men KiiRitgo lit a
Scrlmmnco with Onus.
.PiTTsnuno , Ta. , Fob. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] A serious riot occurred
this morning at the Catsburg Coal com
pany's mine In Monogahcla City between
striking and colored nonunion miners.
Over 100 shots were exchanged , but for
tunately no ono was injured. The colored
miners were finally driven from the mines.
An application for deputies will at once bo
made to the sheriff of Washington county.
The situation in the fourth pool is growing
serious. The men have been on a strike
nearly six months and are becoming desper-
nto , as the operators have decided lo start
their mines with nonunion men.
Minnesota Komumbors Her Soldier * .
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Fob. 20. The house to
day , in commitleo of iho whole , favorably
aclcd on Iho bill appropriating $15,000 for
the erection of suitable memorials to Min
nesota troops on the battlefield of Chicka-
Generally Fair with Northerly Winds Are
the Prediction * for Nebrankn Todny.-
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Fob. 20. For No-
brasku Generally fair ; northerly winds.
For Iowa Fair , preceded by jocal snows
in northern portions ; westerly winds ;
sllghlly warmer in eastern portion.
For South Dakota Generally fair ; north
westerly winds ; slightly colder In eastern
OFFICE OP THE WEATIIEII BOHEAO , OMAHA
Feb. 20 , 7 p. in. Omaha record of tempera
ture ana rainfall compared with correspond
ing day of past four years :
1803. 1892 1801. 1800
Maximum temperature , 423 as = 343 no
Minimum toinpuraturu. . 203 27 = 'J'js * 8 = >
Avoraco temperature. . . 31 ° 3'JO ilo ! i > 3
Precipitation 00 T. . 'JO .00
Statement showing the condition of tern-
pcraturoand precipitation at Omaha for the
day and since March 1 , 1893.
Normal tumpuratnrc 2Co
KXCOMJ for Iho day 'H ?
Dutleluncy slnco March 1 / & ?
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
llollcloncy for Urn day .03 Inch
Deficiency slnco March 1 3.GS Inches
Keports from Other 1'ulnti at 8 p. in.
GEOUQB G. HUNTLocal Forecast OUlclaL
CHIEF SEAVEY AT THE BAT
Presents Statistics About Saloons , Gambling
and Prostitution ,
KNOCKS A COMMISSIONER OUT OF THE BOX
C'hlefof I'olleo Derlnro * ( Imitha'n MnnnRO-
nifmt pf Social ISvlU to IIo i\eollont :
Action on Anti-Vice Petition
rotponod a Week.
Quito a crowd of curious people attended
the session of the lire and police commission
ers last evening , no doubt expecting to hear
a discussion of iho petition rofcrrhij : to
saloons nnd gambling houses , which w.is re
ferred to the hoard by the council.
After the routine business had been dis
posed of the resolution of Mr. Hasoall , passed
at the last mucthn , ' of iho council , was read ,
and thus the petition was brought to the
notifu of Iho board.
Mr. Gilbert moved Hint n copy of the
document bo referred to Chltff Scavey , along
with Instructions to comply with the ro-
< iulremeuts of the law. As no one offered to
second the motion Chief Seuvoy laid before
thu board a roll of manuscript , saying :
"I have a report to make , and some slule-
mcnls to back It up. "
The chief's report was taken up and read.
Chief Hoavey'H Saloon StulUtlc * ,
"Your honorable body Issued licenses to
W saloons for iho year IBM. lo 24'J saloons in
18W. During IS'J'J ' Iho police ami clti/.ens
complained of twcnty-nlno saloonkeepers for
violating Iho laws , and the city prosecutor
filed no complaints. Consequently no war
rants were issued.
"In ISUS lifly-lhreo saloonkeepers were
arrested for violations of Iho llnuor law.
These cases were all dismissed but ten ,
which were taken to Iho district court.
"A statement herewith shows that saloons
are always kept open on Sunday as follows :
On account , of having restaurants , 12 ; on
account of having boarding houses , fi ;
on account of having billiard and pool
tables , 10.
"There are hotels that are licensed to sell
intoxicating li juors in this city , and I have
reason to believe that there never has been
a Sabbath day since Iho passage of Iho
Slucuni law hut that some person connected
with every hotel in Omaha has violated that
"There are 154 wine rooms and eighty -six
saloons In this city.
tir ; Kooim.
"After the law went Into effect , June , 18SO ,
making it a felony for 'every person who
shall play at any game whatever , for any
sum of money or other property of value , '
the police arrested and locked up gamblers ,
from the wealthiest down to the 'tin horn , '
rich and poor , citizens of all classes , as fol
lows : 1H83 , i ; ISS'J , ! IV ; 1S1W , 81 ; 1801 , ! BO ;
IblU , 107 ; total. 848. Of thl.s number three
were found guilty and paid a line of $100 ,
while all the rest wore discharged ,
' 1 have caused the police to break down
doors live inches thick and hutlcr down
hrick wullsa score of times during'my admin
istration and arrest twenty to forty men of u
night. I have hud as much ns $4,000 worth
of gambling fixtures in my odlco for nlno
months ut u time.
"All cases against gamblers were prose
cuted by Iho stale , as it was held that the
city ordinance was faulty.
"Cily ordinance No. JiOTO was passed May
28. IS'Ji , and after Iho passage several gam
bling houses were opened and Ihe managers
came lo the police court and paid a line of
150 every month since they opened. Klcht
gambling houses arc now running , which pay
Jl/J'-O Into the police court.
"Slnco the opcliing I have hud my captains
and sergeanls visit them and make a weekly
report as to the manner in which they are
conducted. There has been less complaint
nguinst gambling since lust Juno thun any
time slnco 1 have been in olHcc. No drunk
enness , no disorderly conduct , no gambling
on Sunday , no minors , drunks or vagrants
are allowed in any of those houses.
"While I am opposed to gambling in anv
form , I have to say that from a police staim-
jioint. there is less to complain of against
gamblers and gambling houses the way they
have been conducted the lust nlno months
than previous lo that tiny ) , when gambling
was going oa in club rooms , hotels and other
places behind closed doors.
"When a warrant was issued for the ar
rest of gamblers they frequently found it
out before the police arrived , and then all
evidence of gambling was out of sight. As
no money was furnished mo for this kind of
dolcctive work , and us the complaining wit
ness had committed as much of a crime as
the fellow who had fleeced htm , ho would
not swear in court against himself. I men
tion these facts lo show how easy and how
unfair it is for people to ccnsuro the police
for not doing their duty when we are handi
capped in so many ways.
"Seven policy shops pay $297.50 Into the
police fund every month.
The Hurnt District.
"There are twenty-two houses of prostitu
tion and two assignation houses , whoso in-
mnlcs number VJ3. These houses , with the
exception of two or three , ure all located in
what is known as the "burnt district , " the
boundary lines of which were established in
n wrillen order Issued to mo by ox-Mayor
Brontch , September 29 , 18S3 , and are as fol
lows : East of Tenth street from Capitol
avenue south , and east of Twelfth street be
tween Capitol avenue and Chicago streets.
Section 44 of chapter xlli. , Council's com
piled city ordinances , makes it the duty of
the chief of police to report lo Iho police
Judge in writing on the first day of every
month the names of all keepers or tnmalcs
of houses of ill-fame nnd Iho names of all
prostitutes in the city , and directs that I
make a complaint against and cause the ar
rest of all such without delay.
"Tho police judge usually gives these
women until the loth of iho month to como
lo court , plead guilty and pay their fines ,
which are as follows : Assignation house
keepers , $45 per month ; landladies , $10 ; all
others , J8. Those who do not pay their fines
by the 10th of the month are arrested during
Iho night time bv Iho police , and Iho Judge
fines or imprisons them for violating Iho
law , the same as oilier criminals.
"I have visited pollco stations during the
last fifteen years in n largo number of the
principal cllies of Iho United Stales and
other countries , and from what I learned and
saw I believe that prostitution is more
thoroughly under the surveillance and con
trol of the police department of Omaha
than any city near the si/.o of Omaha 1 have
ever visited. I bellovo that the system of
conviction and line as practice1 ! in our police
court , together with our patrol wagon serv
ice , is the best method und most effectual
discipline that can bo enforced for the gov
ernment of prostitutes.
< * * * *
"It Is my humble opinion that the efforts
of no body of men or women can effectually
stump out the crime of prostitution , and if 1
am correct , I have to say that the mayor ,
the pollco Judge and police by enforcing the
law is the best and only way to govern and
conlrol the crlmo of prostltullon In mclro-
polllan cities. "
A Tilt with Mcavrjr.
Mr. Gilbert road the old ordinance which
declared gambling to bo a misdemeanor and
punishable by a n fine oC # 23. The amended
ordinance classed gambling places ns dis
orderly houses und a line of from $ T to & ! 00
was attached. This was a more severe law
than the onu which was amended.
Mr. Gilbert then said that Chief Seavoy
could enforce the law and close every
gambling house in town , and lie referred lethe
the big raid of the gamblers on the night of
March 21 , 18S1 , when something like 200 people -
plo were arrested for gambling. After that
gumblng was at a stand still.
The chief called his attention to the largo
number of small resorts or "holes in the
wall , " where people were continually being
Mr. Gilbert retorted that Soavoy could en.
force the law regarding prostitutes.
Chief Seavoy said : "I do. "
"No , you don't , " was Mr. Gilbert's answer.
"You could arrest a prostitute every day or
every hour and make them leave town. "
"Well , I nm not going to do It , " said the
chief very emphatically. "I am governed
by the law and by this board. "
Then Mr. Gilbert cooled down and art-
milled that the board was as much at fault
as the | K > lIce , "I urn uwaro , " ho said , "that
this board has not done its duty. "
"I nm glad to hear you say that , " remarked
Omaha's chief of pollco , "for it looks us if
you want to throw all the blanio on me. "
"Such a petition as this , signed by so
many respectable people , ought to have
some attention paid to U , " said Mr Gilbert ,
ami the chief remarked that ho would en
force the laws If ho could got a prosecutor
that would prosecute. The other vominls *
sloners said not a word during this collomry.
1 hen Chief Soavey said that ho had Understood - .
stood that the amended ordinance had been
passed for the relief of the gamblers be
cause the treasury needed money.
Mr. Smith admitted that was the way ho
understood It nnd said that ho did not think
tun pollco were to blame for enforcing the
ordinance ns it was intended. Ho w.n , however -
over , In favor of keeping every saloon closed
tight on Sunday , nnd ho dldnU think It ex
pedient to arrest and line the prostitutes
every day , as It would drive the scourge all
over the city.
Commissioner Hartman closed the discussion -
sion by saying lhat ho thought the laws
ought to bo enforced , but a gro.it many
things had to ho taken Into consideration ,
and as the board were all working In the ln
terc.st of iho cll.v ho moved that the mutter
lay over ono week. This motion wuscarrloil.
. . I lie attention of the board was called to
the fact thai on , lune 10 , ISIKI. by a resolution
or the council the sum of $ .V ) per month was
nlloned-tho detective- department fjr ex
penses. Uter on this fund w.is cut off , ami
now iho council will bo a.sked to furnish the
department with means.
Clilof Soavey strongly recommended that
Patrolman Krod W. ( Ireon he appointed a
mounted officer. Officer Ureen has been on
the force four years and a half , and had only
oat four days on account of sickness The
board will nmkuilioirppolntincnt next week
1 ho committee having In charge the WashIngton -
Ington birthday celebration asked for a
I'mtoon ' of police lo lead Ihe procession.
Officer Mitchell was granted five days
The board declared reserve officers In the
regular force olegible for membership in iho
I'ollco Uellof asMoelatiou.
U. 10. Morlu , IS-ii North Slxtcenlh slreet ,
was granted a saloon license.
W * < Irriit Dny.
Yesterday was a great day for theatrical
agents in Omaha. First came Sam W. Gum-
pertz of Hopkins' Tr.ins-Ooeanle Specialty
company , then H. C . Snow of Iho big Nor-
dlca Concert company , then Ben Slerno of
John Stetson's "Crust of Society" company ,
and lastly Fred Wright , the nolsv agent of
Hoyfs "Trip to Chinatown" company , who
is reluming from Sun Franclseo. All of
these gentlemen represent first-class attrac
tions which have either played in Buyd's
theater this season or are to play there
\ estcrday Iho air fairly buz/ied with -shop
talk , " and It lay between Fred Wright and
Ben Sterno as to whom was Hie most accom
plished romancer , with the odds slightly In
favor of Hen Sterno when the crowd sepa
rated for supper.
l r. ( Irari-H1 New Trlnl ,
Ucxvcn , Colo. , Feb. 20. Dr. T. Thatcher
Graves appeared In court today lo hear the
Judge's decision in regard lo Iho tlmo for a
rehearing of his caso. The court decided on
May 22 as the day for the doctor's new trial.
No olTort will bo made lo secure bull und Dr.
Graves will remain In Juil unlil Iho day of
fKltSOX.II. I'.llt.ldlt.U'll'i ,
Mr. D , S. Barrier returned Sundat night
with his wife , who had been at Denver for
two yours in hopes of regaining health.
They were accompanied by Dr. und Mrs.
Hcrbhcy of Denver , who returned home lust
night. Mrs. Burriger continues an invalid ,
but bus taken up her residence ut the old
homo on Twenty-second street , .
, T. K. Bennett of Sionx City. In. , and C. A.
Swansea of Wnusa , Nob. , arrived In the city
today from St. I ouls. Mr. Swuuson passed
through Omaha on the (1th ( on his way to
Mobile and New Orleans to see tlio mardl
grus , but he was stricken by paralysis in St ,
Louis , which detained him in St. Luko's
hospital until Sunday. Ho was taken yes
terday lo Emanuel hospital ,
At the Mercer Thomas f onorgan. jr. ,
O. P. Laird. Chicago ; L. C. Hill , Jackson ,
Mich. ; O. J. Boll and wlfo , 1'ocatollo ,
Idaho ; O. B. Woodman , Tharmnii , In. ; M ,
J. Casey , Vail. Iu.i ; A. D. Sears , J. II. f-ut.ar- , .
son , Grand Island : James W. Ilohnqutst ,
Oakland ; T. B. Oamly , Lexington ; F. H.
Swlngloy und wife , OVNoll ; James Hlgton ,
At the Murray G. M. Powell. H. I * .
Joseph , A. G. Perry , Chicago ; J. D. Mo-
Donuld , Fairmont ; ICrnest Yates , C. A. Jac
ques , Lincoln ; Norman S. Jacobs , Dos
Moiucs : P. O. Hudy , Indlunupolis ; S. II ,
Wood , Minneapolis ; A. M , Patterson , De
troit ; Kugcno Cook , Burton ; H. Koblnson
and wife and daughter , Council Blurt's ; A.
W. Selkirk , Port Huron.
Nnw YOIIK , Fob. 20. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : line. ] Omaha : C. J. Mills , Miss J.
Yates , Windsor ; J. P. Newman , Plaza.
Council Bluifs : W. C. ICcelmo. Westmins
ter ; A. II. Whltcluw , Bartholdl. Norfolk ,
Neb. O. J. Johnson , W. II. Johnson , St.
CIIICAOO , 111. . Fob. 20. [ Special Telegram
to THE HUE. ] Nebraska arrivals : Brovoort
Mr. and Airs. Van Dryan , Omaha ; Charles
W. Granz , York ; M. V. Nichols , Beatrice :
J. C. Puot , Lincoln ; C. H. ICipp , Hustings ;
Gcorgo T. Haggins , Carl W. Biutzurr ,
Omahu , Grand Puclllo J. M. Baldridgo ,
Omaha. Great Northern T. M. Kussol , B.
Uosonthul , K. H. Stuht , Omahu. AMctoria
George Megrulh , Omaha. Auditorium Ben
Gallagher and wife , W. P. Taylor , Omaha.
Palmer J. A. O'DolI and son , Council
Bluffs ; B. B. Lung , Omahu ; F. O. Foss ,
Wishes to speak through the JlcglsterA
the beneficial results ho has received
from a regular use of Aycr's I'llls ,
He says : "I was fooling siek and tired
nnd my stomach seemed all out of order.
I Irlcd a number of remedies , but none
seemed to give mu relief until I was in
duced to try the old reliable Ayer's
I'ills. I have taken only one box , but I
feel like a now num. I think they are
the most pleasant and easy to take of
anything I over used , being HO finely
sugar-coated that even a child will taka
them , I urge upon all who are
of a laxative to iry Ayor'a Pills. "
Boolhhay ( Mo. ) , llegltter.
"Untwoon the ngos of five and fifteen ,
I was troubled with u kind of Halt-
rheum , or eruption , chlclly confined lethe
the lugs , and especially to thn bond of
the knee above thu calf. Here , running
sores formed which would scab over ,
but would break Immediately on mov
ing the leg. My mother tried every
thing she could think of , hut all .was
without avail. Although n child , I read
in the papers about the bonnficiul effects
of Ayer's I'llls , and persuaded my moth
er to let mo try tliuin. With no gruut
faith lu the result , she procured
r's ' Pills
and I began to use them , nrd soon
noticed nn Improvement. Kncnuragcd
by this , I kepi on till I took two boxes ,
when the norns dlnappeurcd and have
never troubled mosinco. " H. Chlpnmn ,
Heal Estate Agent , Kounoke , Vu.
"I suffered for years from Htomnch
end kidney troubles , causing very severa
pains In various parti of the body , None
of the remedies I tried afforded me nay
relief until I began taking AyerV Pl'.U ,
nnd was cured , " Win. Qoddard , Notary
Public , Five Lakes , Mich.
Prepared by Dr. J , 0. Ayer & Co. , Lowell , Mail.
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