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THE OMAHA DAILY BEKt WKHNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 2(5 ( , 189-1.
CHARGES EASILY REFUTED
Major's Opposition to Grooltd Work Doing
Moro Clearly Brought Oat !
DEFtNSE IN THE IMPEACHMENT CASE
Record * Show tlmt Mayor Jleiiiin' Action
Mat \\f\l \ Tiikrn In IIU Opiioiltlon to
tlie Council Combine Klcctrlc Light
Douli liipcuod The ICvldonco.
Neither Manager Wheeler nor llascall ap
peared In court yesterday In tlio Uemls Im
peachment trial. The proceeding1 * began
promptly at 9 o'clock and Clly Ctcrk Evans
Tins recalled as witness ( or tlio defense. Ho
produced a number of vetoes of the mayor
ng.ilnt bills and appropriations for clly
lighting by tlio Tliomson-Houston"coiniany.
In these vetoes tlio mayor took Oceanian to
call tlio attention of tlio council to tlio fact
that tlio city was not receiving halt the
hcrvlco from the electric company that It
was being naked to pay for. Ho also sub
mitted reports and teats of the amount of
light furnished , made by the city electrician ,
allowing thai the company was not carrying
out Us contract with the city. With these
reports In their possession the mayor , In his
.vetoes , protested against certain members In-
nlstlng on robbing the city by voting double
the turns earned by the company , and desig
nated such action as an effort to make a
gilt to the Thomson-Houston company.
Introducing the council journal In evidence ,
it was Hhown that In almost every Instance
, i\liero ( lie Interests of tlio city came In con
flict with the Interests of the lighting com
pany llascall and Wheeler , the Impeachment
managers , stood solidly with tlio corpora
Thcbo records showed that tlio council had
from time to time allowed the bills of the
New Oinnha Thomson-Houston Electric Light
company and ordered tlio amounts Inserted In
Dm appropriation Rhcets. As a usual thing ,
the mayor had vetoed the bills , giving as
Ills rensoni that tlio company was furnishing
only l.L'OQ-caiidle power lights , when the con
tract provided that each lamp should supplj
The original ordinance- , providing for the
creation of the office of city electrician , In
troduced by Sol I'rlnce and passed April " 0.
1R92 , wus Identified and Introduced In evi
LUOIShTIO.V OVER LIGHTING
This vvns the ordinance under the terms
Df which M. G. Cowglll labored as the city
electrician after his appointment , continuing
Until Hascall and Wheeler chopped off his
licad by taking away his power. Following
ut the name line of evidence , Mr. Council.
911 hehulf of thv mayor , showed by the rec
ords thai on February 7 , 1S9 ! , llascall , chair-
fnnit of the judiciary committee , prepared
nil Introduced an ordinance repealing the
frdlnance providing for the creation of the
office of city electrician. The o'cllnance vvns
in the handwriting of Manager Hascall , and
the records are clear upon tlio point th.u
after he had Introduced the ordinance he
inoved that It be referred to his own com-
lull tee. As chairman o ( that committee , on
Jtlnrch ( ! , llascall reported the ordlnincc back
to the council , with the recommendation that
It pass. On February 7 , 1S9I , there was u
liew ordinance Introduced for the creation of
ilia otllce of city electrician. The recoids
phovved that this ordinance waa Intiodiiced
by Hascall In his own handwriting , and upon
lilfj motion | t wns referred to tlio committee
< > f which he was the chairman. In
flue. time Manager Haseall reported
iho ordinance back to the
cuMicll. urging Its passage , us It was abso
lutely necsssary that thcro should be an olll-
clal ( o Inspect electric lights. Then , with
great rapidity , the ordinance wns pushed and
went to tlie major. At the next a sslon of
the council Mayor Bcinls returned tlie or-
illiianco vvltli his veto attached. He gave as
Ills rear on for rejecting ( he ordinance that
there WPS n conspiracy for th ? purpose of
throwing the Inspection of electric lights
aid the hands of WIley'H lighting companv.
% Vhen the roll was called on the veto , Loth
managers , lUucall and AVhcelcr , voted to
cifiilde the mayor.
HascaU'i. ilectrlclan oidlnance was read Cor
the Information of the couit. and therein
there was not a word to fallow that It was re
quired that Iho olHcI.il should ba a. proper
peison for the position , or that ho should
Jiavo any knowledge upon the subject of elec
tricity , wlilU tli9 old oulinanre. Introduced
by Mr. 1'rlnce , niul repe.nleil nt the Irittnnc'
of llabcall and Wheeler , provided that the
part ) appointed to the position should bo a
lliofougii und competent electrician
WHO OPPOSED THE MAYOH.
"Who took the prominent part In the dls-
cuFsion nf the K ncral electric ordlnam-o
when It was before tin * city council ? " nsUod
With n score of objections In that many
seconds the attorneys for the managers v.cio
upon their feet to protest.
Mr. Council hinted to the court that ha
van ted to chow that Wliecler wns the wet
nurse nt the birth of the ordinance.
The court held that the witness could an
swer , and In doing so ho .said tlmt Mr. Whee
ler was the lund pusher , with Haswill balk
ing him up.
Then came the celebrated resolution , ap
pointing I' . M. Ilhecm city electrician , simp ! }
becuiiMi the mayor would not name n man
who wns Mitlsfactory to thu lighting coin-
pony. The resolution , It wus proven , was
written by Councilman Wheeler , now man-
nger of the Impeachment. This resolution
was concurrent und was vetoed by the
mayor , the icoson being that the council wus
usurping tl'O appointive power , u power
which , by the provisions of the city charter ,
icstid only with the mayor. When City
Clcik Kv mis read the record on the vote on
the veto It showed that both llnscull and
"Wheeler voted ngaliibt sustaining the veto.
} -ollawlnc up the same line of testimony , tl.c
\ldencc Hhowcd tlmt cadi munth Hasc.ill
and Wheeler wotked a bill of $10(5 ( Into the
jippropiiitllon sheet , the same pui porting to
lie the amomit of the salary of L. M. Ithocm
I5 ch tlmo the bill was vetoed , the mayor
taking the position tlmt there was no city
tlectilrlmi and that voting the money to
HhCEiu was simply giving him a pic-sent nf
that Hindi each and every month. These
vetoes , ( he records showed , wcr * always ic-
Jected , with the two managers voting against
tlio position taken by the major. While
these bills weio belli i ; presented to the coun
cil and being vetoed by the major the rec
ords showed tlmt an Juno G , 1S94 , Major
Itrmlu named Kdwuul F. Schurlg as cily
elect ) Iclan. The same night the appointment
vas lefcrral to the judiciary committee , of
which Hisc.ill vvns thr rhulrmnn. The ap
pointment wai pocketed by llatcaU and kept
until July 31. when ho reported back , recom
mending the confirmation. This point vv.is
innde to fchovv that nt the time when Hascall
mid Whet lor preferred thuli chuigcs nsalnsl
the mayor Hascall hud ono o [ his appoint
ments In his poel.'et and refuted -
futed to report It luck until
) io could tlio Ills impeachment petition In
the court. The testimony of City Clerk
Kvans phoned that the June talary of
llheom was ullowed by the city council ,
both Huscall and Wheeler voting for the
appropriation of the money , and It also
ehowed tlmt It was allowe < l one month
nt Hilintcall had pocketed the appoint
ment nt Scluirlg. It also showed that nt
the tlmo when Hascall and Wheeler filed
their Impeachment charges In Ins district
court , llabcall as chairman of the judiciary
cuinmlttco vvns In possession of the com
munication appointing Schurlgwhich was
not reported back until Rliecm had been able
to ict In another month's time.
BIOS VOM CL.RCTIUO . LIGHT.
Dropping the electrician mailer for n
time , Mr , Council took up the subject , nf
bid * for electric lighting of city streets
Ho showed that early In The year the connell -
ell Invited bids for electric street lighting
for thtt term ot threejears , and that .when
tlio bids were opaned , tha bid of E. T ,
Pardce C Co. was the lowest , being $112 ,
knocking Iho Wiley c5jnpdnF out. Upon the
npunliif ot the bids , all of the papers were
referred to the committee ot which Hnscall
vu the chairman lor some weeks lie
[ counted with the blcli , and then reported
* K4lti < t Iho nccepUnco of the lowest bid
Maying that ho had discovered that the
record * In the county clerk't ortko failed tc
how that Pardeo & Co had a legal exist
ence ta i firm llatcall'a report ua :
doiited , notwithstanding the fact that Par-
ceIitd Died bli bond , nil In all cases thi
record showed that Wheeler was hand and
glovn with Hascall In the matter. Again ,
the records showed that bids were Invited
for street lighting , to bo accompanied by a
certified check for $500. These bids were
upon the basis of 2,000 candle-power , with
Iho Haker company putting up a bond of
$25,00(1 ( to carry out all the conditions of the
contract and the city ordinances , at $95 per
annum per lamp. The Citizen's Electric
Light company at that time bid $87.50 per
lamp per annum , putting up the required
check and bond. At that time the
Thomson-Houston company bid $10C per
When the subject was before the board , It
was apparent that the Citizens' company
was the lowest bidder , but as n matter of
form , all of the propositions went to the
committee of which HaFC.il ! was the chair
man. On Juno 10 , 1891 , he submitted a re
port In his own handwriting urging the re
jection of all the bids. In this report he
and Wheeler said that the bid of the Citi
zens' company was the lowest , but that It
w.u worthless. This report was adopted ,
and In the meantime the Wiley company
went on furnishing light lo the city at this
rate , one hundred lamps at $175 , and
ninety-five lamps at $140 per annum , ton-
llniilng up to this date.
A message was sent to the office of the
clly rleik to secure some papers bearing
upon the subject of street lighting , and
while he was absent , Mr Connell probed the
"gambling" ordinance of which t > o much
has been said.
"What's that ? " asked Air. McCiilloch , as
Mr Connell presented the ordinance lethe
the clly clerk for Identification. "The or
dinance which jou have been parading In
vour purity campaign , " responded Mr. Con-
nell.Mr McCiilloch appealed to the court , and
the threu Judges shut off tlie Interesting
little discussion , while electric matters were
again taken up. Mr. Connell showing
that a tlilid time bids for electric street
lighting vvero Invited , but Hie other com
panies tiling of tlio ledgercleniftln , none of
them except the Thomson-Houston company
entered the lists. This time Wiley of the
Thomson-Houston company pushed his b d
up from $10t ! lo } 138 per lamp per annum
Upon this occasion the bid was referied to
Husrall and Wheeler's committee , with a
subsequent report coming In recommending
the making of a contract. This , however ,
was moio than the majority of the council
could jvvallow and the whole matter went
by default , thus leaving Hie Wiley company
ulontj In the field , furnishing light under the
tc'ina and conditions of Its old contract.
In opposing the conflrrnallon of M J. Cow-
Sill fur city eleclrclan Ihe witness testified
that the grounds urged against him l > > Hus-
call and Wheeler were that he was not
Just Iwfore the hour of the noon recess ,
M. J. Cowglll. the ex-city electrician , was.
called an a witness. Mr. Cowglll was ap
pointed during February , 1B9. ! , and was the
Itrst electrician appointed In the city. De
tail ng his experience as an electrician , he
testllled thul liu had been In the business for
yeuiH and was what was known as an
WII.IJY THROWS OUT HOOKS.
Soon nfter witness had been appointed
Solon L Wiley of the Thomson-Houston Klcc
Hie Light company wrote him requesting
him to call nt the offices of the company
Upon thu leceipt of the third letter , which
wes In the nature of a. command , Wilej said ,
that he wanted all of the arc lights reported
UK being up to the standard , regardless ot
wh-il tests might show. At that meeting
Vlley ulso told the witness that hn would
lave his salary Increased from $125 to ? 150
sr month , providing witness would name
' J. PlerMiii as his assistant or deputv.
Vltness did not agree to the proposition ,
vhen Wiley told him that he might as well
peak light out and Ray whal he wanted ,
legardlng the aic lights. Mr. Cowglll lestl-
1 that ot 200 tests made the average can
dle power was S68 , while sixty other tests
hou.eil the candle power to be 917 par
amp. Reports ot witness' readings of the
amps were presented to the council , when
hey were always approved by Wheeler ,
vho as A usual thing was aided by ( luscall.
lesiimtiiK the direct examination ct Mr.
Cowglll nl the afternoon session of the court
he witness paid that he lememhsrod the date
on which Wheeler refused h in a hearing
jo/oie the city council , with reference lo
Midi lie knew about Ihe service given by the
rhoimon-Houston company. That was dur
nj , the early part of July , 189 ! . At that
line witness asked for Instruments Tith
w.ilclt to test arc lights , but met with oppo. < i-
' 011 from Wheeler , who claimed that the
iistrmnentH could not be a success
When witness made the tests of Ihe arc
ights , he was assisted by Alva J. Grove , the
ibaMunt oily engineer. The electric wiring
ordinance , the witness said , wns Known as
he "vVhecler" ordinance , and took the plice
ot one which the witness liad piepared , and
ili-li had lison approved by the best clec-
tilcluiiH of the country.
Attorneys for ithe managers contended
that the line of testimony was Immaterial ,
to vvhkli Mr. Conne.ll replied thai lila only
nil pose was to Miow Ihe raid that was made
all along the line by the Thomson-Houston
coinpiny and Us suprortrrs , both In and
out of the council.
I'hotoniQler tests , witness Bald , were rec
ognised as standard by all electricians. The
chines were for tlie purpose ot measuring
electricity , cost $150 each and were Mmple
to undcistnnd. All facts regarding the tests
ol lights vvero reported to Slajor LJcmls. , he
iolng Infoimed that the lamps were below
I.Oftu-ctiinIle power. Wheeler , the witness
.ild , wanted n man from Uuffalo , N. Y.
mimed Pnif Randall , to come to Omaha
Hi maUe the test.
Attain ys for the managers strongly ob-
li'Cteil and the objection was sustained. Mi
Connell , In reply , said tlmt he pioposul to
show tlmt ( ho Huffalo man was working In
the Interest ot Thompson-Houston com
pany and that Hascall was aware ot Ihe
The -e\amlnallon of Sir. Cowglll de
velop il no new fads.
REFUSED WILEY'S IIAIT.
Ilefiire the lalk with Wiley the witness
hail nut suggested the picking out of two
at three joung men as his assistants , and
tlieio was no reason why Wiley should have
thought that Plersoii was to be named to
assist In the testing of lights. At that
time the only pi online that Wiley mnde
wus tha' he would look after the Increase
In s.'ilaij" .
Ikfore the photometer came , the measurc-
iiipnls were made by the volt meter test ,
showing * nliit- and one-half timphcrcu to
iho limilt Witness could not renumber
what the ) candle power was.
On iediect ) examination , Mr. Cowglll
tc&lUlcd that In the fall ot 1S93 A. II.
Hunt of tin ! water works company offered
him n pats to Chicago , that he might at-
tind the World'.s fair. Upon Inquiry , the
witness learned that the pass was coming
fiom Wiley , and h < 5 refused to accept the
"Four hundred and fifty volts , " witness
said , ' would not equal 2,000 candle power. "
l.miis Hoilui , judge of the police court ot
the city , v.ai called ns n witness. He testi
fied that 1 > was familiar with the mis
demeanor ordinance of Omaha.
"Aro you on the electilo light mailer
now' " asked Mr Clarkron.
"Walt and sec , " retorted Mr. Connell.
rmitinuing. Mr. Herka testllled that he
was the Judge who Imposed the fines of
$ IV ) per month upon the gamblers.
"Did you have any understanding with
Mayor ll ( mU as to what the lines should
bo'1" asked Mr. Council.
"Nat a word. " replied Mr. Ilerka. "I
made up my mind after hearing the cases
and determining the offense from reading
the Invv ami the evidence adductd. "
"lUd ) nu tve-.r construe tha Imposing of
this flue as allowing gambling houses to
run ? " asked Mr , Council.
All ot the attorneys were upon their feet
lu an liifclniit to protest , claiming that the
court and not the witness should construe
Whe-u cross-examined Judge Ilerka said ho
thought that tliero were about fiveor six
Rjinbl ng houses that were "pulled" monthly
und their proprietors fined. Since the order
ot the chief of police , closing the gambling
house * , was Issued , no complaint , the vvlt-
ucja testified , had ! been filed.
"That's all , " responded the attorneys for
the inanagera ,
"Have people quit gambling ? " asked Mr.
An objection was offered and sustained ,
"Old you act honestly In Imposing the
lines ? "
Objected to and objection sustained.
Bliico Ihe time of fining the gamblers , the
JuJg.'old. . that parlies had been arrested ,
charge 1 with operating gambling houses ,
but Hie evidence was not sufficient to convict
JUJRU Ilerka could remember ot bul one
cats vvlere there bad been a conviction on
th charge ol cacibltnc. The trouble bud
nlwnys been tliit witnesses could not b ? se
cured. Itna Impotslble , or nearly so , for
officers to get Into the rooms when gambling
vas going on. and again , men who were In
ho rooms -would not testify that they had
gambled , or seen gambling. The Judge
( new that gambling was still going on In tlie
clly , as parties had filed the r complaints , In
which they had alleged that they had gam-
iled nml lest their mor , y. '
ciiini < - sBAvnv's TESTIMONY.
W. S. Senvcy , the chief of police , wns next
railed lo the witness box , lie testified that
ic had h Id the position for seven years and
lad done his best to Riippress gambling , bul
here never was n time when ho could stamp
out the crime. The best way to control
tumbling , ( he chief testllled. was from a po-
Ice standpoint , by Imposing a monthly fln ,
iuch a plan lessened the evil , gave the police
ree access to the houses , and resulted In
ewer complaints being filed by parll.s who
md lost money. Under the present system ,
oincers could not enter the house * unless
hey were armed with s arch warrants. Thu
Illng of complaints at regular Intervals and
Inlng the operatives of gambling houses re
sulted In less crimes , less complilnts from
nen , mothers , wives and other relatlvs , Un-
ler tlmt plan all gambling houses closed at
nldtilghl , remaining closed until the next
lay Minors wore not allow ed and liquor
vas not said. At the preicnt time , while
jimbllng was conduct d behind closed doors ,
t was Impossible to secure evidence looking
o a conviction for the reason that officers
cuuld net enter the rooms and sue the games
The result of tlio anti-vice cniead ; kept from
11,000 to $2.000 per month out of the school
und. Gambling , the chief said , could not
m entirely suppressed in a city the size ot
Jmaha , ami the old plan of regulating It was
he most effective.
At this point the mayor's Instructions
: o the chief of police were Introduced In
evidence. The communication bare date
of March 14 , 1S93 , and Instructed the chief
to suppress ail houses of 111 fame outside
of the burnt district , 'to close all wine
rooms where women were allowed to con
gregate , to close saloons on Smutty , to close
ill gambling houses where minors might
congregate , and where parties under the
nfluenco of liquor might gather. This
order , tlie chief said , he carried out to the
etter and got good results.
Chief Senvey testified that there was never
a tlmo when Mayor Hernia had suggested
iny violation ot nny of the city o-dliuinces
or the state law.
MEANING OF TUB ORDER
On cross-examination , the chlof testified
that he construed the order to mean an
enforcement ot the ordinances of the city ,
with the result to be reported lo the mayor
from time to time. Gambling houses com-
nenccd running with" open doors at some
time In the month of July , 189J , continuing
up to tlio time of the anti-Vice crusade.
Raiding gambling houses liad never been
successful , as tips usually got out before
the u nicer a could fcach the places. This
Information got out by reason of having
lo first Mvcar out an Information and then
have a warrant Issued. After this was
all done , the men would go to the place 16
be raided and 11 rid nothing there. The
chief was of the opinion that at the present
time gambling was being carried on In many
places In the city.
Testifying upon redirect examination. Chief
Seavey said , that If ho had money at his
ommand ho would closa the doors of the
gambling houses now running in the city ,
jut. It would be Just as Impossible lo prevent
gambling as prostitution. Tharc never WHS
any understanding , testllled Chief Senvey ,
that gambling houses that did not violate
.lie instructions conveyed In the major's
ettur were to be let alone. There wtic no
exceptions , and all gambling houses \.cro
treated alike , the proprietors being an cited
and lined each month.
Patrolmen were ordered not to go Into
gambling houses , for the simple reason that
: helr services wore required upon tne streets
During the twenty months while open gam
: illng houses were allowed 'to run the cap-
talna , sergeants and detectives were the of-
iioera delegated to have charge of disorderly
( lire * Dial 1'nltli Won't I IToct
Are brought about by the use of Hosteller's
Stomach Hitters , foremost among American
Tam'.ly remedies. Rheumatism , neuralgia ,
i1 > Epcpsla , liver complaint , malaria und n r-
vous complalnls succumb to this i pliable
remedy It does It benign woik thoroughly
and those who use It reap a fruitful harvest
of health. I'lijslclans of the first stand Ing
Om.tli.i unit Chic.iu limited I'lflcL-ll-IIour
Leave- Omaha at 6:35 : p. m. and arrlvo
at Chicago 9.40 a. in. via C. M. & St. 1 > .
Uy. for Chicago and all polnls easl. Trains
made up and started from Omaha , assuring
passengers clean and well aired cars. The
only linn i mining a solid vtstlbuled cleclilc-
llghtc-l train from Omaha direct. No wall
ing for through trains ,
Elegant chair cars , i.alaco Bleeping and dinIng -
Ing cars , Ticket office , IG01 Farnain street.
C. S. CARRIER ,
_ Ticket Agent.
A Now 'I rulii to Chicago.
Commencing August 12 , lha "Omalia and
Chicago special , " via the Chicago & North
western railway , leaves Omaha daily at 6:45 :
p m. . and arrives nt Chicago 8:45 : next
morning. Vestlbuled dining car. Wagner
tde < pcrs and chair cars form the equipment
ot this train , and are all up to "North
UG1 Farnam street , cltv ticket office.
IIO.MI i : LICEIEV HXCUKSlOTiS
Mil Chicago , Itook Jftlnncl Jk T'acUIr Kullivuy.
Sept. 25th and Oct. Oth , ono fare for the
round trip , with $2 added , good twenty day ?
from date of tal ; . For full particulars call
at Rock Island llcket olTice , 1602 Tarnam
strcel , _
Joyce , millinery. 1C24 Douglas street.
Called as nn i\pcr ; ; Wlinrst In u Cuso In
volving Million * .
ny Iho first of October Philadelphia will
bo visited by probably the most brilliant
array of counsel ever retained 111 a law suit ,
but this Is not surprising , tor the case to be
tried Is the famous trimming case , In which
moro limn $25,000,000 Is Involved. Although
Hie United Stales circuit courl In Philadel
phia will be Iho scene of the trial , that city's
interest la the verdict Is not nearly so large
as that ot New York , Boston , Chicago and
other large cities , t'-d while the trial lasts
there will be many anxious eyes centered on
Philadelphia. The case was originally tried
In IS'.U , when John R. Read , who conducted
the case for the government , obtained a ver
dict. This tlmo United States District At
torney 'ingham will have full cliargo of Ihe
rase , and he will be assisted by ex-Sollcltor
General Aldrlch and other well known law
yers , as well as by Mr. Ralston and Mr ,
Nenltt. The amount at stake is much
greater than has at any other time been
claimed from the government , and both sides
will call In a number of expert witnesses ,
Mr. W. A. Morris , the buyer ot silks and
velvets at Hayden Uros. , has been selected
by the government as one of IU expert wit
nesses. This Is a compliment to Mr. Mor
ris and also to the Messrs. Hayden. The
goods which the Importers are contesting Urn
duties on are chiefly silk crepes , crepe llsses ,
cotton-back satins , colored plushes and vel
vets. U Is contended by the government
that such goods are chiefly used for dresses
and dress trimmings , and this question Is
being contested by the Importers , that they
may get a pull on the United States treasury
from March 3 , 1SS3 , ot a rebate of 30 per
cent of the 60 per cent duty paid on these
manufactures ot allk. Mr. Morris will .leave
Omaha the latter part ot the week tor Phil
adelphia , where he will probably bo occupied
several weeks on the case.
Millinery opening Thursday and Friday.
All nre Invited. No cards. Mme. Hlckman
will be pleased lo soe. her friends and pat
rons at 1522 Douglas. [ < \ M. Schadell & Co.
JUKI ) .
Notice of rive lines or less under this litaO.
fids' centi ; ach additional line , ten cenla.
WAGNEn Frank , September 25 , 1894. nel.
45 years 6 months , of lyphold fever ,
Funeral Thursday. September 27 , froir
residence. Twenty-ninth and Plnkney , al
2 p. m. Interment In Forest Luvvn. Ue
leaves a wife and live children. Was a
brother of Otto AVagner.
To Mr. and Mr H. C. Cralr. 370 } N Utb
timt. 4 daughter , pn 6 UmlW. ) Uit , I JI ,
DEFINITELY BEETLED AT LAST.
Co n n I r rommlm nn i Vn o In Submit
rinttla t'anntitl-iail Proportion
The county coinmlsrtlcnera held a meeting
yesterday afternoonnt ) ; which they formally
decided to place the question of voting
Jl.OOC.U.V ) tor the Pli'tte river canal before
the pcopic at the next general election on
November C. The emitter came up In the
form of n resolution from the committee
of the whole , as published yesterday , pre
sented by Chairman Pmldock , and was car-
Jed by a vote ot three to two. Messrs.
Williams and Llvescy voted against the
adoption of the report , and Messrs. Jenkins ,
Paddock and Stenburc voted for It.
Changes In the original proposition have
teen made of Import ay follows :
It the legislature passes a law granting
the authority , the county of Douglas or Iho
city of Omaha may buy the cnnal nt any
time prior to August 1 , ISflr. , but In the
event that the ptrcliitoc Is not iilatle by Au
gust II , 1S9C , the right of purchase shall be
lefe'red and shall terminate at the end of
he twenty-year period , when the bonds ma
llomk'd Indebtedness of the company shall
at no time exceed $2,000.000.
County must be furnished power free for
ilnety-nlne years ,
Prices for power In Omaha and South
Dnmha range from $35 for f-om one to five
lors ? power to $23 for over BOO-horse power.
These prices are per horre power.
Canal must be completed by October 1 ,
189S , with laments to be made as follows :
The Bum of S15.000 Is to be paid with the
completion of each of the forty miles ; $76
additional when the Klkhorn river Is
reached ; $75,000 additional when the Plattc
river division , the basins and weirs have
jeen completed ; $75,000 when the machinery
mil equipments have been put In place ; $75-
)00 ) when the water 1ms been brought to
.he eastern terminal point ; $100,000 when the
canal Is completed and all of the machin
ery ready for operation , and the balance
when Ihe plant Is ready for Ihe distribution
of power , and when It has been accepted by
the board of directors and the commissioners.
llnjil'ii ltr .
HLANKETS AND I'LANNKLS.
HaydMi's are headquarters on blankets.
We carry the largest stock , have the bebt
assortment and make the lowest prices or
Illankrts at 49c , EOc , 75c , $1.00 pair.
Sue our gray blankctH at $1.25 and ? l.C."i.
PiiiPr grads at $2.25 aud f2.CO
Full stock of bed comforts
Closing out flannels. All wool red twilled
flannel , 14c yard.
Remnants of llannel al prices thai you can't
afford to pass It you are an economical
At a saving of 50 per cent , from the Isldor
Kaufman & . Co.'s New York stock , bought
tiy us at 45c on the dollar. IIadthesc , suits
l > een bought In a regular way th y could not
liosslbty have been sold for less than double
All wool boys' suits , ages 4 to 15 % eare ,
made in the very best manner , the choicest
patterns and the newest cuts. Regularly
these suits would sell for 5500 , at this sale ,
Boys' suits , ages 4 to IB , of the finest
fabrics , In worsl.ds , cheviots , casulmeres and
In fact any cloth you may ask for. Made up
In the very finest style , bswed with silk.
Every garment warranted not to rip hi
trains. They sell regularly for JfiOO to $7 50.
Your choice while they last foi $3 50.
Delays nr' dangerous. If there ever was
a time when prompt action was necessary
to secure Ihe best baigains In ladles' misses'
and children's cloaks , that time Is now.
Thr e special sellers :
A No. 1 quality ladles' ' heavy cloth Jacket ,
full sleeves and full 36 Indies long , at $4.39.
An excellent beaver Jacket , tailor made ,
double breasted , and full 3C inches long , at
A nice school cloak made of a good quality
satin t , with cape , at $2.25.
Jl.tTKf 10 ItK KK3IK31URltRl > .
SeptembsfSft Dcmocralle state convention.
September 28 Republican primaries to
choose delegates to the county convention
-September 28 Republican county conven
tion to nominate county officers.
October 3 Democratic county convention
to nominate county officers.
AhsocliUnl Cliurltles of Omnlri.
The annual meeting of this association vvlll
be held In the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation rooms on Monday evening , October
1 , at 7-30. John Laughland , secretary.
Hereafter the Doc will make a uniform
charge of 2 cents per word per Insertion , In
advance , tor political notices.
No notice to be less than 50 cenls.
Candidates can publish cards al Ihe stmo
Ju t u I.ltMo Faster.
The "Northwestern" Number Six , leaving
Omcha 4 p. m. dally , now arrives al Chicago
7:59 : a. in. , Instead of 8:15 : , ao formerly. "Just
a little faster. " Don't confuse this with the
On aha Chlcngo special ; which still leaves at
5:45 : p. in. dally and arrives at Chicago 8:45 :
a. m. No need to change this train.
Clly olllce , 1401 Farnam street.
MAY HESULT IN MUKDEIl.
Nonunion Conpcr Itriilnlljr lloitrn by n
UniiK of Toughs ,
Charles and Jacob Ncft have been arrcsttil
on the charge of ntiaultlng and severely In
juring John Peterson , u cooper working at
Swift's pricking hoiue In South Omaha. All
of the in'ii are packing house employes and
tlie cause of tlie assault Is alleged to have
been from the fact tlmt Peterson Is a "scab" i
cooper who lias taken the place of one of
the South Omalm strikers
Peterson lives In Omaha and Monday
morning ho went to the Seventeenth street '
crossing to await the Union Pacific workIng -
Ing men's train. While lie was standing ;
there he was approached by a gang of alleged i
union in n , who assaulted him , his brother '
and a couple of other men who were
with him. The assaulting parties nre alleged
lo have be n armed with pieces of gas pipe
and they chased the "scabs" down the rail
road track. Peterson did not make hl es
cape and the gang bent him Into Insensi
bility. He soon recovered and went buck
home. IU began growing worse and In n
short time was n very sick man. Physicians
were sent for and It was found tlmt Peter
son's skull had been fractured , rendering
an operation of trepanning necessary.
Officers were sent after the gang who as
saulted lit m and that night they arrested
the two Neffs , who were Identified as the
leaders of the gang. Th y were locked up
on a charge of assault , bul will be held to
awall the outcome of Peterson's injuries.
Yesterday City Prosecutor Shoemaker
Hied a new complaint aga'nst Charles and
Jake .Son1 , alleging that they assaulted with
Intent to muider one John Peterson
As soon as Judge Hetka saw Jake Neff ho
remarked that Jake had been before him
not a great while ago on u charge of as
sault und battery. Tlio records were looked
up and sliow that on August 1 , 1S93 , Jake
Neft was charged vlth assault and Intent to
do bodily Injury. Pending thu trial of the
case ball was llxed at J&OO , A. L. Button
going Kofi's security ,
As soon as released Neff skipped out and
put his bondsman to considerable trouble
After some months Neff was arrested In
Chicago and brought back. He pleaded
guilty to nf-s.nilt and battery and was fined
$100 and costs. Doing unable to pay the
fine Neff was sent to the county Jail , where
he laid for fifty-one dajs. During Neds
confinement considerable pressure was
brought to bear upon the judge ta Induce
him to remit part of the- sentence , but the
court eatd thut the testimony showed thai
NcIT had assaulted a defense ] HS man , and
believed In punishing him. No modification
of the sentence was ordeied , and Neff
served out his lime.
Peterson Is very low , and Is expected to
die The doctors salil yesterday that he
could not live a great while.
\ IIIIY LOW K.VTII ,
On September 25lh and October Oth the
M.ssourt Pacific will sell tickets al one fare
for the round trip ( plus $2 00) ) to all points
south and southwest , limited to 20 days fiom
I date of sale , with privilege of stopping off
' going and returning. For particulars call
j on or address depot agent , 15th and Web-
1 slcr , or city offices , northeast corner 13th
THOS. F. QODFUKY , P & T A.
J 0. PH1LLIPPI , A. G F & P. A.
5:4:51 : * . SI. nt Omilii , S ! VS V. M. nt Chic ijo
The new vsstlbul d train now running on
the "Northwestern" east dally.
A Jtpniiirl.alilo Achievement In Itiillninit
Was the uinnlng ot the Exposition Flyer ,
the famous twentj-liour train between Chicago
cage and New York via the Lake Shore
route , In seivlcc during the World's fair
A handsome lltho-watcr color of this train
may be. secured by sending 10 cents In sil
ver to C K.Vllber , Western Passenger
Agent , Chicago.
CHICAGO , ItOCK l-5l.\Nn& PAIH'IC KY
1 California Tourist Kx < Mir loin ,
"Phillips Rock Inland" peisonally con
ducted excursions , First through car Iea\ej
Omaha Friday , Oct. 12th , at 1 35 p. m. . and
weekly thereafter during the winter seanon.
For full pnitlculnis , berth reservations , ttc. ,
call at Rock Island ticket olllce , 1C02 Itanium
I'lvv MiitliellcHH ( Jhllilicn.
Unflei taker Maul dlscoveicd a sad ca e
In ths alley between Sl.\tli and Seventh
streets and Pierce and Pacific streets yes
terday. He was called to prepare for
burial Mrs. Anna Goth , age 27. who died
Monday night ot dlphtheila. She left live
children , the oldest being 7 years and the
youngest 1 day old. 'Iho hubband , George
tJotli IB emplojed In a South Omaha cooper
On Trial for llurglary.
George Hainer ami Charles Conning were
arraigned In the crimlna' court yesterday
on the charge of burglarizing Richard S.
Hall's residence , near Twenty-fourth and
Farnain streets , on the night of August 17.
The attorneys for the accused demanded
separate trials and Harner's case was taken
up A Jury has been einpaniielei ) and tvl-
denco Is being taken.
America Leads the world
The Crowning Glory of the Age.
Man's enterprise culminated at the World's Columbian
Exposition. The memory of it will be a marvel for all time.
The fame there acquired will live for years. The manufact
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
appreciate the award to them of highest honors at the
Exposition. The significance of the compliment , the splendid
character of the indorsement , cannot be underrated. It
stamps Dr. Price's ' as without a peer among-the baking pow
ders. The jury of awards , an exceptionally intelligent body ,
was headed by the Chief Chemist of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. They found Dr. Price's Cream Baking :
Powder strongest in leavening power , perfect in purity , and
of uniform excellence ,
"Foremost Baking Powder io all the World"
I BRAINS ( SOUND. )
Sound brains furnish practical ideas. A hat ,
being a close neighbor to bratns , is entitled to har
vest the crop. We lend our brains to our hat de
partment. Three months of each year \ve study
how to obtain a practical , shape-retaining hat , for
little money. The result , compare any hat , at any I !
price , whether . | , 5 or 6 dollars side by side
quality to quality trimming to trimming to our
three dollar hat , and find ours overbalance the scale
The ' 'Nebraska ' Special" our one fifty leading
hat , is exceptionally fine this season sold so far
over 400 dozen. Three dollars buys as good a hat
but in a few places. Derby , Fedora or soft.
Two and two fifty are our other prices , the
identical hat you pay $3.50 and $400 for. Fash
ionably blocked and every shade appropriate for the
season shapes , stiff Fedora , Tourist , soft and other.
Crushers we sell at 350 , SQC , 750 , $1.00 , $1.25 ,
considerab1y cheaper as a matter of course than
any one selling a line anywhere shades are every
thing that color hats.
ovo'coats. Shan't omit to ad
vise youTTiT'1the mattcr of selecting a fall overcoat.
They're cheaper this year than ever before. If you
can't do as well elsewhere try us. We shall please
you with a good dressy coat for jpiirdo lars. a bet
ter one for six fifty , increase in granTTeur and" dollar
by dollar in price until we reach a tailor made , ele
gantly draped beauty that'll cost you but fifteen del
lars. A sample of the queer and awkward overcoat
called "Paddock , " which is by the way the new
est e.Ntreme for swell wear , on exhibition in our
Douglas street window.
Catalogue * ( Full and Winter 1S01-5) ) to bo had on application.
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eg We frankly Solid Silver Shoe Buttoner
5 COIlfebS lllilt " Nail File
op vvo ciin't aflurkl ( < Cuticle Knife. Each.gs
§ 2 these
" * " Corn knife
" Ink Eraser. . . JLEach
RAYMOND , 15th and Doug-las , JEWELER.
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A complete new stock , recently purchased
at reduced market prices ,
1206-1208 Douglas Street.
DIRECT FROM THE TANK.
JloiUr. A'o Steam. No Engineer.
HEHT POWKIl for Corn nnil F < > ? < 1 Mlllu , Haling ;
Hay , Huuului ; Hep.iratorg , CrcumcrlOB , Ac.
OTTO GASOLINE ENGINES
Stationary or Portable.
1 to .0011.1' . 8 to 20 II. I * .
'wilt for Ctalocu . Trices , etc. , rtMcrlMns ork to b done.
cjic , o.245ukest.x U5rtHEOTTOGAS ENGINE WORKS
Omaha , Shteley Elect , lstF& HowardSU. 33d & 1VnluutSl . , IMIlLAl > Xl < .lMllAl > A.
MAfMHOOD RESTORED.VSKS !
yunrunh'fd locuru utl norruus ilif > eanoi.HUCIi tit W < JIL MrnjDrj1. lx ) iiif tlralti
1'nwcr. Headache , WakeluliiDni.l.uBlMniiliiKKl.Mltrblli iiiil : > rloii , NCT OU -
D sn.nlMralnAanct IORH of poworlnfjoiienitUoOrviiii ! , of fltlivr r iccaiiictl
li > iiTcreKTIIon.viMilhful rrrois , cxceiilra IHU of tiibnccn.oulDm ortllct
iilantn. whlcn Irnatu InDrinltf. r < iniuinitlon ( or IlifunllT. fan be cnrrlril la
, TBH JHX kot. Wl par buz. a fur MS , i > T nmll ini'jinlilMlliaK5 ' order na
jElvc a written Bunrnnlcc la cm r or rcluntl Hie nxini-y. Hold l > j i > 'l
JilruKci'tn All for II Ukencinthpr Wrtlo fiTfico Mecllrnl llciols rent ealt < t
In plain wrappar. AddrciaNKlCVKNKKOC'O. , MnsunlcTcnipic
Bold In Omalia by 81i rinan Si McConncll. ICuhn & Co. and Vlcl.cn & Merchant , drugclita.
ilirch 3Ut. 1891.
Ale A p nrold Coi-I m r ry much pleased
Io commend W. U Seymours ability a" nn
clan , having been ( atlsfcciorll ) ' lined wllli
tm tor MlTgmatlim nd d med nnt benefit
ihtrtfrSm In ray proftsilonal woik. I would rec-
commend all of th artlillo prof - Ion to do Ilk * .
wise. Vertruly. . J. LAUHIU WALLACE.
Omaha Academy of Fln Arti.
HEADACHE CAUSED I V KYE STHAIN.
DON'T TUIFL13 WITH YOUIt UYKO.
Uanjr porton * wliote lioada are coittlanlly ach >
Ins ha no Idea what relief iclemmcully tltlid
( linn will give them. Tlili theory li nuw unl.
verially eitablliheil. "Imptoj | ily fitted slant *
will InvulaUr IncrtaM the trouble unit may
lead to TOTAL lll.IND.Xn8S. " Our nblllly la
tdjutt iUs t < lately and correctly l > b > end
queitlon. Conaull ui. Uy * teiud free o | churn.
THE ALOE & PENFOL.D CO. ,
OpposlU Paxicn Hotel.
LOOK. J-OIl TUIi QOLD LION.
Prepared from thfl original formula , pro-
eervcdln the Archives ot tbe Holy Lnriil , h v
lujf an authentic lililory dating back 600years.
A POSITIVE CURE
foi all Stomach , Kidney and Bowel
'troubles , especially
Price 80 cents. Bold by all drugglstr.
The Franciscan Remedy Co. ,
131VAH DUHEN ST. , OtUCXOO , ILL.
i tor Circular and Hluatmteu C lefc4lfc
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