Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 23, 1895, Part I, Page 2, Image 2
o TJ1E OMAHA DAILY B-ffJg ; SUNDAY , JUNE 30 , 18i)5. Davidson hid any COWB , and Elliott said no. He went homo. Hail not seen Elliott bo- fnro , Didn't know Davidson ami never lived In Holt county. Had no money with him with which to buy a cow. Not an uncom mon thing for him to buy cows or anything clso on time In Holt or Boyd county. His credit was good. Tom Carter swore ho lived In Shi Us town ship seventeen years. Knows the defendants. Had known Harris for five years. Left home December 31 , about 11 or 12 , after a load of hay two miles nnd a half away , on Black bird creek. Saw Harris when coming homo with hay , about 1 o'clock. Harris was going northeast. Was about six miles northwest of Ills homo. Was on a gray hone and stoppeJ and asked about a stray horse. Was not positive as to description ho gave of last horse , but thought It was gray. Knows Har ris' reputation to be gocd In the no'g'iibar- hood. Is a member of Holt Counly Protect ive association. GAVE THEM GOOD NAMES. II. It. Henry Is a representative In the leg islature from Holt county. Had known all three defendants and testified as to their good character In the community. C. A. Polk , one of the state's wltnMscs whoso testimony was very positive as to the defendants being Implicated , was said by Henry and his son , John Reed , John Mc- Allster and three other witnesses to bo a man of bad repute In Shields township , where he lived , and one of the witnesses swore that ho would not believe Polk under oath. This testimony was Introduced for the pur pose of Impeaching Polk. John Reed testi fied that he had been subpoenaed as a witness for the Btate , but the state had not used him. Ho swore that In conversation with Polk a short time before th preliminary hearing at O'Neill , Polk told him that If "you fellows have anything against Harris now Is your time to do him , I am going to do It. " McAllster's testimony corroborated the statement. Reed swore that Polk had the only Harrison wagon In the neighborhood and that It was nearly new and had a double box. SENSATION OF THE DAY. The sensation of the day was created , how ever , when Miss Addle Landeworth , now of Paddock township , but at * bne time of South Omaha , who Is the sweetheart of Fred Harris , went on the stand. She Is an unusually pretty girl. The witness Slmonson , who wanted to marry this girl and was jilted by her , had sworn to an alleged conversation between her and Harris on one occasion when both Simon- son and Harris called to ECO her. It was the theory of the defense that the remarks made by Harris at the lime , which was after the preliminary examination , were made In a joke and with reference to a report published In The Bee , and the defense claimed that Ihe witness Slmons-on , through jealousy of Har ris , had purposely garbled his statement. The sensation was Increased by the knowledge that the witness was the person thai A. L. Warrlck , a courl reporter living at Chadron , had tried last winter while at South Omaha to perruade to swear to some fact damaging to Harris. She told her story In a clear voice and In a dramatic manner. When asked what business Slmonson had at her place , she answered : "I guess he was courting papa. At least , ' said she , "alter ho came there mamma and I wont visiting to a neighbor's , and when we returned we found Mr. Harris there , and Slmonson wan still there w.th papa , and 1 remember wo joked nnd remarked that It was too bad that Slmonson was not a girl , so that , he and papa could ge : married. " She then detailed what Harris had Bald. The spectalors were all In sympathy with her. Perceptible blushes came to her cheeks and to the cheeks of many of the ladles present as she related her story. They were joking about the report In an Omaha paper which said that Harris had large , soft black eyes. She said that she told Fred she had never known before that ho had black eyes , but supposed all the time that ho had green eyes. Fred sa'd Jokingly that next time he went to hang a man he would punch out his own eyes before he went away , Slmonson swore that Harris had said ho would punch out Scott's eyes. On cross-examination the atlprney general asked Miss Landsworth If Harris was not courting her. Defense objected to the ques tion as Improper , and amid laughter In which the judge , life attorneys , reporters and spec- tatprs joined the lady answrrod that she was not aware of It , If he was. The attorney general aske'd If 'she knew' for what purpose Harris was there , to which the defense ob jected , and another round of merriment was caused by the court's sustaining the objec tion , because It had a dual meaning. HELPED THE ACCUSED. Late In the evening Henry Stunlon was placed uK | > n the stand. He was a defendant In the case and the state having no evidence against him , recently discharged him. His evidence corroborated the theory of tlio de fense that Harris was not at Parker. He was cross-examined by Attorney General Churchill. Stanton was cool and prompt In his answers during the lengthy cross-exami nation. After this Mort Roy was called. He , too , had been four times arrested and as many times discharged because there was no proof against him. Ills evidence strongly corrobo rated that of Defendant Elliott as to Elliott's whereabouts that day , In whose company he was on the day that the vigilantes or the treasury thieves captured Scott at Parker. The defense Is not trying to prove who the parties are thai killed Scoll , but In making their case they are weaving a web around several of Scott's former Intlmalo friends. 11KKTS IN F1NU CONDITION. Uoilgo County Crop Promise * a Most Mncnlllrrnt Ylrlil. FREMONT. June 22. ( Special. ) Beel rais ers feporl that the prospects are good for a largo crop. The beet fields are mostly free from weeds and In good condition. Farmers are busy plowing corn. Some fields ore lookIng - Ing pretty weedy. The condition of the small grain Is much better lhan has been reported. In some sections farmers report a full crop , In others from two-thirds to three-quarters of a crop. There will bo a largo yield of po tatoes and they are of fine quality. District court convened this morning. Judge Marshall presiding. The prosecuting attorney - ney filed an Information against Bud Coon for forgery. Coon pleaded guilty and will be sentenced. A nolle prosequl was entered In the case of William Beemer , who was arrested for gambling Sunday morning. The court decided the case of W. A. Ed wards against the city of Fremont In favor of the defendant. This was a suit brought by Edwards , who was hero taking orders for clothing , for his occupation tax , which ho paid under protest. Dorothea Bchm commencad a suit tor di vorce against Henry Behiii. She says thai Henry Is an habitual drunkard and that he has been guilty of extreme crnalty towari her. It Is reported that Henry has a Tgooc cause of divorce from Dorothea , and that the case will bo a sensational one. The parties reside at North Bend. "Colonel" W. P. Metlcn succeeded In get ting the court house for his Coxey club meotlng last evening. There were abou fifty present. Metlen read Coxey's Rood roads bill and explained Us prlnc'pa features. He did not succeed In creating much enthusiasm. A club will be organize ! later. later.William William Murphy's horse was stolen Sunday He had a suspicion tlmt a gang of horse traders knew something about It , and yes terday had James Brown , one of them , ar rested at Blair. Sheriff Mllllken brough him to Fremont. As the evidence agalns him was not sufficient to hold him tie was discharged. The Fremont Equal Suffrage association held a meeting at the Woman's Christian Temperance union temple this evening. There was a fair attendance and considerable In tercst was manifested. Onn TlioiXHMil AttniiiliMl tliw I'uurrnl. CEDAR CREEK , Neb. , Juno 22. ( Special. The most Imposing and Utgott funeral eve held In this vicinity was that of Henry Hem mlng , the man who was killed by the Rock Island passenger train Tuesday afternoon three miles southwest from South Bund , He w burled under the nuiplces of the Anclen Order of United Workmen anil Modern WpoJ men ot America , There were In the procei slon 100 Workmen and Woodmen , dclcga tloos from Plattsmouth anl Louisville , am ICO teams , reaching one and a half mlles In length. U was estimated that there were over 1,000 people In attendance. Jleary Hemming , with his little Cesroli girl , wont to Valparaiso last Saturday am started home Tuesday morning. At or aboj 3 o'clock In the afternoon , while riding * long with his little girl lying asleep in the bottom ot the buggy , ho came to the Rock Islam crossing , when the passenger train struck tbe team and buggy , burling them tlxty feet Mr , . Hemming end team were In-Untly kll eJ Ihfl llttlo cirl lvu not Injured. IMPORTANT CASES DECIDED Supreme Oourt Adjourns Until Fall After Transacting Much Business. REVIEW OF THE HAY-ABBOTT AFFAIR Mlinr l.ttlgntlon Which Attrnrlnit the .Imlsei'.Ulcntliin Itroachof I'romlso Mult of Mint J'lorcnco Ditto Untcriuliiril. LINCOLN , June 22. ( Special. ) The BU- ircmo court adjourned today to meet no more Until the September term. A great deal ot work has been got through with , Including a cw quite Important decisions. One of them s the celebrated Hay-Abbott contioversy over he tuperlntendency of the Lincoln Insane 'ffoppltal , which was decided In favor ot the alter. The Douglas county canal case and lie Omaha Eleventh street viaduct matter > ave been advanced on the calendar and vlll doubtless bo reached some time during .ho Seplember term. Ono ot the decisions handed down by the court affirms the verdict of a Lancaster county Jury which gave Florence Dale a ver dict of $7,000 against Thomas Stratton for his allure lo keep a promlw of marriage. Miss- Dale was a school leacher In Red Willow county. By Stratton's mother she was picked out as the proper girl for Thomas to wed , and the question was duly popped. But the wedding never eventuated. The plaintiff claimed thai Thomas had seduced her under promise of marriage. This was denied by defendant. In the first trial the jury gave he girl $12,000. This verdict was set aside and on the second trial she secured a verdict or $7,000. The matter ot the trustees of the Instltu- Ion for the Blind al Nebraska City has been carried over until nexl lerm. The courl bs- 'ore ' adjournment lesued the following order : "That the clerk of this court proceed as soon as may be to make copies' of the records n all pending cases wherein a receiver has icon appointed to wind up the affairs of an nsolvcnl bank , and to transmit on br before \ugust 1 , 1895 , such copies , together with all original papers and pleadings In such cases , to the clerks of the district courts ot the sev eral counties In which such banks are lo cated , lo bo therein proceeded with In ac cordance with law. " The failure of the court to pass upon the case ot the State of Nebraska ex rel 0. lorno against Silas A. Holcomb , governor of the state of Nebraska , leaves mailers al the Nebraska Institute for the Blind In poor shape. This Is Ihe case broughl by John C. Watson for Treasurer Homo of the board of trustees of the Institution to compel Gov ernor Holcomb by mandamus to approve Home's ofllclal bond as treasurer. The gov ernor refused to do so , claiming that the lolnt session of Ihe legislature which elected the six trustees was Illegal and that the stale had control of the institution. II Is said Ihal there are three months' back sal aries due , and' Ihal work on Iho new addi tion to the building has been suspended for want of funds. It was confidently expected thai a decision would be handed down loday. IN THE DISTRICT COURT. The Lancasler counly district court has not yet filed an opinion In the Dorgan prison con tract Injunction case , brought by the Illinois national banks to compel the state to pay Into holiandi of a receiver. Instead of Dorgan , the money awarded by the appraisers for Dor- gan's penltenllary plant. It Is expected the courl will give Its decision next Monday. The Jury In the case of Maud Shugart nganlst the Lincoln Street Railway company found a verdict for the plaintiff In the sum of ? 1,000. About one year ago Iho plaintiff's Hklrt caught on a bolt In the floor ot a car platform as she was gelling off Ihe car , throwing her to the ground and Injuring her badly. LINCOLN LOCAL NEWS. Today Secretary of War Daniel Lament passed through the city , en route to the mili tary posts In the Dakotas. Miss Maude Hammond , who has been at tending Yale Annex during the past year , returned yesterday. Mrs. Whiting and daughters , May and Ad dle , left yesterday to visit three weeks with friends In Falrbury. Miss Gertrude Smith of the office force of the Western Supply company has gone to Falrfleld to visll friends. Mrs. M. W. Ensign and daughlers , Alice and Ina , nnd son , Guy , left yeslerday for Anaconda , Mont. , where they will pass the summer. Mrs. J. S. Qualntanco haa-been vlslllng licr son. Attorney Qualntancc , and daughters , Bertha and Ada. She relumed yeslerday to her Illinois home. Al Woltemado Is homo for the summer va cation from the Washlnglon Polylcchnlc col lege , SI. Louis. I'J. . Bush relumed Ihls morning from Alvln , Tex. , where he spent the winter. He will pass the summer In Lincoln. A party comprising Messrs. E. L. Morrlll , Hal Zehrung. Earl II , McCreary , Charlie B , Gregory and George K , Bartlell left today for a camping tour of the Black Hills. Mrs. G. M. Bartletl accompanied Utiem as far as Hoi Springs , S. D. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beck and daughler of Plattsmouth are visiting friends In Lincoln. Mr. Beck Is thinking of locating In this city. The first shoot of the Capital City Gun club resulted in the following score : GUN CLUB SCORE. Rogers , 25 ; Sharpe , 25 ; Powell , 18 ; Brown 18 ; Clyde , 19 ; Miller , 18 ; McCandless , 18 ; Shilling , 21 ; Lambcrtson , 17 ; McDonald , 17. George Rogers won the badge and Sharpe a close second. The club shoots every Friday afternoon. " Prof. George E. MacLean of Minneapolis Is registered at the Lincoln. Ho Is Die gentle man with whom the board of regents lias been negotiating with a view of making him the successor of Chancellor Canfleld. He arrived this forenoon and a lltllo laler Regenl Morrlll met him at Ihe hotel. Word Is given oul tonight at the university that Prof. MacLean has accepted the office or chancellor of the Nebraska State uni versity. CONVICT RUNS AMUCK. An Italian convict named Scalesl ran amuck down at the penllenllary last Thursday. He had secreted a knife , made from scrap Iron , In his cell , and when the door was opened , Scalesl made a savage onslaught with his weapon upon onolher convict named Sullivan , agnlnsl whom he had a grudge. Sullivan defended himself vigorously , despite the Dago's keen knife , and the latter then turned on one of the keepers , Costcllo , and Inflicted a slight wound on the lattcr's hand. CoMeliu struck at the infuriated Italian with a stool , missed him , and then Keeper Althan hit the convict on the head with a cane and laid him out. He Is now In the hospital with quite a severe scalp wound. The knife , which he had eecrotly manufactured , was sharp as a razor , anJ haJ It been longer , the affray might have ended fatally. Scalesl Is a con vict sent down from Douglas county three years ago for manslaughter , and Is consid ered a dangerous character. Ho also en tertains a grudge against Jordan , the negro , whom. It Is claimed by Land Commissioner Russell , wa.i assaulted by one of the prison keepers a few weeks since. Warden Leldlgh s.iys the convict Is undouttelly crazy. OMAHA PEOPLE IN LINCOLN. . At the Lincoln : Ike New , George Ml.larJ , II. 11. DeFoel , James E. Ludlow , A. II. Workman. Llndell : John Kelley , F. W. Hohme. J , G. Flnn'y. Capital ; R O'Haia. InillHiiH Will t.'n'dimta. LYONS. Neb. , June 22. ( Special. ) The Wlnnebago Indians arc making great prepara tions for a big tlmo the Fourth. A number of the tribe who have been to the Indian ter ritory on a visit arrived In town yeslerday on their w y liorqe , with a largo drove cf ponies , which they received as presents on their visit. They will present these ponies to other Indians at the close of their festivities. of Mm. l.rnrit Aurhurr. WEST POINT , Neb. , June 22. ( Special. ) The wife of Ernest AschofT. a prominent farmer of this vicinity , died Thursday. Her remains were followed to the grave by an Immense cortege of. mouniera , and were es corted by the local branch of the Catholic Kn Rlils ot America. Prof. Lawrence Ilruner ot the State uni versity ls muklng his parents a vlsl } . Kloellun Contrit Setllnl. OSCEOLA , Neb. , June :2. ( Special , ) Ever ilnce the spring election at Stromsburg there has been a contest before Judge Hurst to lee who would be alderman ot the city ot Stromeburg. The case has been hotly con- : ested , each side having the best legal tnlenl n the county. One of the parties had a majority .of one vote. That vote was proved to bo Illegal and thrown out by the judge , making It a tie between the parties , and the judge decided that they should cast lots to 'see who should have the ofllce. AT Till' Hi\TltlOU C11. UT\UOUA , Dr. Tnlnmen I'nllml to Konp Illi Appoint ment for I.H"t Night , BEATRICE , Juno 22. ( Special Tele gram , ) The Chautauqua program for this morning was carried out as planned and at 2 o'clock this afternoon a concert wa ? given by the Jcnnlo Llnd quartet , assisted by Miss Julia Phelps. The flrgl dlsappolnlment of the setslon occurred al 8 o'clock , when , with thousands of people gathered at the taber nacle to hoar a lecture by Dr. T. Dewltt Talmage , Dr. Davidson made Iho announcc- menl Ihal the noted dlvlno had failed to ar rive. The failure was explained by n mes sage received from Dr. Talmago , dated Lin coln , saying he would bo here In Iho mornIng - Ing to fill his engagements Sunday and Mon day , thosfl being Ihe. dates his bureau had notified him had been fixed for him here. A miscellaneous program was Improvised , the Jcnnlo Llnd quarlct , Miss Phelps , Dr. Warman and several others , participating , and after all a genuine enjoyable evening was spent at the tabrnacle. Eight thousand people will be brought Into the city tomorrow. ORLEANS , Neb. , Juno 22. ( Special. ) At the Orleans Chautauqua yesterday old set tlers' day was celebrated. Addresses were made by Captain Leo , Oxford ; Captain Warmer , Red Cloud , and Dr. Banwell , Or leans. Major Ellis presided today. It was educational day. The speakers were State Superintended Corbetl , Prof. Clemmona of Fremont , Prof. Haslc of Arapahoe , Dr. Har- ena of Omaha and Falher Horrlngton of Or leans. I.AMO.NT INSPICTII : : > TOUT Nioni\ii\ Kntortnlnnt by the Olllcera of the Pout nnd I'tiMcd tin to Fort Itohlimmi , VALENTINE , Neb. , June 22. ( Special Telegram. ) Secretary of War Lament , with Mrs. Lament and their two daughters , Quartermaster General Batchclder , and Major George W. Davis arrived hero yesterday morning , and at an early hour were met by Colonel Townsend of the Twelfth Infanlry , commanding Fort Nlobrara , and driven at once lo that post. Aflcr Ihe salule of seven teen guns , the entire command was formed and passed In review before Ihe secrelary , afler which a thorough Inspection of the quarters was made. The visiting party then spent some time examining a very largo and Inleresllng dis play of Indian curios collecled by Major Wllhelm of Ihe Eighth Infantry , In which Mrs. Lament took especial Interest , after which a reception was held at the quarters of Major Gage of the Twelfth" Infanlry. Last In order was an exhibition drill given by Lleutenanl McCarlhy , R. Q. M. , displayIng - Ing Ihe manner in which Iho wagons , am bulances , elc. , would be used In repulsing an attack. The party then returned to Val entine , and at once storied for Fort Robin son. The weather was pleasant and the sec retary expressed himself as highly pleased with Fort Nlobrara and Its surroundings. M'MJAN BUUChl'.DS CAM'IUM ) . Stnto University Chancellor Pormilly Com- inlMlniiml by the KcRont * . LINCOLN. June 22. ( Spec'al Telegram. ) Prof. MacLean of Minneapolis , the new chancellor of the State university , was seen at the Lincoln hotel this evening. He said that the question of his acceptance ot the charge had been held In abeyance for the last ten days. Regent Morrlll , president of the board , had Just returned from Kansas. The matter was today formally setlled , and Prof. MucLean accepted. He will remain In Lincoln over Monday , when he will return to Minneapolis and put his affairs In order for removal to Lincoln. During the vacation ho will be here a great share of the time. Chancellor MacLean Is a very pleasant gen tleman , about 3S.yparsTof age , and one'who evidently appreciates tlie responsibilities of his life work. Ho says thai , having no children , his whole heart goes out to the students under 1 charge without reservation. He says he ujmes lo Lincoln with a determina tion to like the city and the people. i'UKlOUS TIIUNOKK STORM. lllc Springs nnd Vicinity Treated to n Ilenvy Haiti. BIO SPRINGS , Neb. , Juno 22. ( Special Telegram. ) A furious thunder storm visited this section last night. The lightning was the heaviest that has ever been seen here and several Tiead of stock were killed. M1NDEN , Neb. , June 22. ( Special. ) An other shower fell hero last night , and every thing Is looking fine. Kearney county pre sents a flatlerlng prospect for a gcod crop Ihls year. BUTTE , Neb. , June 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) A terrlblo storm has been raging hero since 10:30. : Crnlgblnu .Now * Notts. CREIGHTON , Neb. , June 22. ( Special. ) The Ancient Order of United Workmen of this place held a picnic at Plum Valley , twelve miles north of here , yesterday. About 150 people attended. The lodge Is very strong , having a membership ot almost 100. The graduating class of the Bazlle High school of Bazile Mills , three miles north of here , held Its commencement exercises last night , which were postponed from Thursday night on account of bad weather. The school hall was crowded , many attending from here. The orations and essays were well prepared. The graduates are : Clara Saunders , Louise Saunders , Lucy Avery , Carrie French , Eva Darnell , Lela Cave and Carrie Kelley. Charles Morgan of Omaha , president of the Bapllst Young People's union of the stale , vlslled relatives and friends here Monday and Tuesday , Morgan Is a graduate of the Crelghton High echool. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Peyton gave a party Saturday evening In honor of Miss Ada But- torfleld of Norfolk , who was vlslllng In the city. II was a most pleasant affair. Hurt Cnuntjr t'rop l'ro poeU. LYONS , Neb. , June" 22. ( Special. ) The crop prospect In Burt county grows better each day. Farmers believe they will have the best oat crop for many years. John Gunler believes his barley will average fifty bushels to the acre. Wheat fields that were talked of being plowed up will make a good average. Corn Is doing fine , enma ot It being laid by. Small grain will ripen about twc weeks sooner this year. No more rain Is needed for small grain. Weilillni ; Holla lit Crolghtnn. CREIGHTON , Neb. , June 22. ( Special. ) David Miller ot Lynch and Miss Olive Wells of this place were married at this place by Rev. S. D. Badger at 4 o'clock this after noon. They will reside at Lynch. Illinois Niilloiml ( luariU Will .Indulge In u .Novrl I ontrst. SPRINGFIELD , III , . June 22. It Is probable - able that Chicago's crack cavalry , troop A of the Illinois National G.uard , will make an overland trip to the encampment at Springfield this summer. Should Governor Altgcld and Adjutant General Orendorf de cide In favor of the Idea It Is probable tint the bicycle riders ot the Flrt regiment In fantry will ask permission to come to Springfield - field overland on bicycles. Lieutenants Baker and Irwln of the regu lar army , who are stationed al Springfield , are greatly Interested In the affair. As yei they say there- has never been a trial of any consequence to d'clde whether the bicycle was better than the horse In military service. Wheelmen claim that the soldiers on bicycle. will make the trip from Chicago to Spring field In less than three and a halt days , whlls the cavalry nwy require seven. Ilnv * Not 1'urclmimt the Hnrutngn Truck. SARATOGA , June 22. Edward Kearny o ! New York , president of the Saraloga Racing sssoclallon , contradicts the statement that Merers. Belmont and Keene have purchased the Saratoga track. < liy Ainoiur Itrfiuril lo Testify. DETROIT. June 22. City Assessor Fred E. Parnsworth wa today sentenced to thirty days In jail lor refusing to testify in tht council boodle Investigation. An attempt ' * being made to get a writ of habeas corpus. MAJORITY EVOKED REFORM 3onferenco of ffodj cratio PoliticlnusLjads to No Practical Conclusion , TRYING TO HAR'ffloftlZE ON Til-CURRENCY , inn CompromUn ItcSolli'tloii ' Introduced liy C. J. Smyth , \ < lun ot After nil Kx- trmled Di vitnulnn Itcvou Jinny IHvUrgcnt Vlewn , There was a democratic conference nt tlie I'axton cafe last evening splcid with plain talk , lack of harmony and some excitement , which finally Bought refuge beneath the wings of a compromise resolution Introduced by , J. Smyth. The object of the meeting was said to bite to "feel the democratic pulse , " and to see what was the most feasible plan to unite the democracy In behalf of good government and the overthrow of the A. 1 * . A. The prominent party leaders who spoke were unmistakably mostly In favor of the nomina tion of a citizens ticket , but there were a numbsr of democrats present , chaperoned b > Harry Miller , whoso sympathies were In op position to this plan. Harry Miller called the meeting to order and subsequently requested Mr. Edson Hlcli .o act as chairman. Mr. lllch accepted the loner thus bestowed , but later gave way to Mr. Miller. OPINIONS CALLED FOR. 'Chairman" ' Miller called upon a number of democrats to make speeches and whenever a speaker struck a responsive sentiment In the chairman's heart , the presiding olllcei applauded vigorously. Mr. Miller was not an advocate of fusion. In calling the meeting to order , Harry Miller stated that the object of the conferonct was to discuss plans how to exterminate a secret organization which was "un-American , damnable In design and unfair'In motives. ' * T. J. Mahoney followed with a speech , In which ho reviewed the unfortunate political selections of the past and present and be lieved that the tlmu had come for a popular uprising , Irrespectlvo of party fealty , to pro tect the welfare of Omaha and to save Douglas county from further disgrace. Ho favored a ticket of citizens that would Insure this reform. The city hall , ho said , was filled with papsuckers who had very little to do except watch each other and frequently they didn't do that. Ho thought unity of citizens Interests under the banner of reform should lead the procession to victory this fall and party allegiance should be secondary In city and county matters to meet the condi tion which now confronted the taxpayers and people of this community. REFORM NEEDED IN OMAHA. W. A. L. Gibbon echoed the sentiment and said that the wave -of municipal reform had started In New York , where William II. Grace , a Catholic * , had joined hands with Mayor Strong , a Protestant , to wipe out the curse of corruption. That wave of reform was sweeping to ytctpry In all large cities and Omaha should be. io exception , because It was needed here the most. He was a citizen first and a democrat after\tyird. Ed P. Smith hfljovsd that the democratic party should heej ) In , pie middle of the road and not bo beguiled , by promises from a move ment whoso numerical strength was un known. Nine thousand democrats should not surrender to a handful of disgruntled citi zens. . 4. 9 Major nirkhauser afose and said the citi zens' movement .yvas simply a split between the At P. A. republicans and the Rosewater republicans , with.tUo , prospects of one or the other getting on' lop , and then democratic assistance to supremacy would be forgotten. J. J. Mahoney , Interrupted Major nirk hauser by accusing him of being an A. P. A. himself. Then Major BlrMiauser advanced a step and pointed his -finger : at Mr. Mqlioney and excitedly exclaimed : -j- r. - STARTED "A SCENE. "That assertion' la false ; it Is untrue and. I hurl It In your teeth , sir. You have made It before and It Is a deliberate falsehood. " Mr. Mahoney stpod pat. Mr. Blrkhauser sat down and a big buzz went around the room , which was developing Into a noisy discussion of the accusation , when the chair man called upon Charles II. Brown to voice his sentiments on the object of the meeting. Mr. Brown came out openly for a citizens' ticket , and said that the curse of A. P.A.'lsm was not confined to the republican party. It was In the democratic party , too , he said , and If the latter party sought to put uj > a straight ticket thta fall to defeat the howling dervishes it meant defeat to the plan , because It would bo "burled by treachery , " and the only show of relief and reform was by a united front of all good citizens , regardless of politics. If the democrats put up a straight ticket they cculd not Ignore the money question and upon this subject there was a dangerous split among the democracy. The only way to eliminate the money question was to get together under the banner ol harmony for good , clean city 'and county gov ernment. D. C. Patterson and Judge Felker bolleveJ It would bo best to put up a good , straight democratic ticket. WANTED TO STRADDLE. Mr. Brogan wanted to straddle on a county and city ticket by putting up a citizens' ticket for one and a democratic ticket for the other. Will Wapplch madea _ talk about this time. In which his position" was somewhat Indef initely stated , although he longed to see the democrats "get together. " He admired Mr. Rosewater In some respect ? , and com mended him for his honest motives In seek ing to clean out the city hall of occupants whom he ( Mr. Rosewater ) had assisted In electing. Mr. Rosewater was manly In ad mitting a political mistake and seeking to remedy It with good government. " Person ally ho was for a' plan of harmonious democ racy and reform. D. C. Patterson spoke on the necessity of a change In the present condition of assess ments. At this juncture C. J. Smyth arose and made the hit of the evening by declaring for practical politics , and a sacrifice of national Issues to protect home and family. The con dition of affairs called for a heroic remedy. Good government locally must be obtained. Therefore ho offered the following : OIL , ON TROUBLED WATERS. Resolved , That the chairman appoint nt his leisure a committee of fourteen , which shall bo fairly representative ! of the two divisions of the party touching1 upon the money questionfjjj'-Jb.o purpose of formu- Ictlng n plan byvJjU3h the money question may be ellmlnnteii'nyn the campaign , so far as the coiintySJmUclly ollleea are con cerned , to the onill.aiat the democratic party may preseiSUii'funlted front in the forthcoming contAatg'for good city and ccunty governments * The resolution wjsfvunanlmously carried , and upon motion oftfcCy. Gallagher the jani tor was requested JgJ'lfn out the lights , and the conference wasra sin end. COUNTJIY Pltldlf Cljr JlKl'Ulll.ICAN- I.ill' : ; " MeptliiK S 7"fi ; lo Settle DlnVroncui hjr OrcnnUtiijejVi Nnnr ( 'Hlli. In the year precdjn the last presidential election tha republicans of the country pre cincts of Douglas jfounty decided that they were not always Setting oil the honors to which they were j0ity.fld | In the councils of their party. To fijirtedy this , as well as for the purpose of pronlrtrejp the general Inter ests of the party , they lo'Oivel to un'to them selves In an organization which should be composed of the staunch republicans of al. the country precincts , who should stand to gether for their'common Interests , Finally a meeting was calleJ at which there waj a big representation from all the precincts. With much enthusiasm an organization was formed which bore the name of the Harrison Republican club and Included In - IU membership nearly every Influential republican out-ilio of the city. The club served to harmonize conflicting Inter ests , and for four year. * naa been regarded a > a highly successful political experiment. But In recant days JlacorJ lias declared lit * : ! . In Iti rank * nd It Is now prar.ticUIy dlvl'cl lute two factions , at the liral of v.h cli Jamc Walsh and Herman llmrne lock horns frr supremacy. The trouble arose to n a.Tr the last rep t > * * county convention , m which Tlmiuo ic iv < d a leg'klitlve ntm.cat.cn. At tha * Imo Tlmmo was president of the Harrison club , and on October 13 , following the con vention , a meeting was called for the purpose of receiving his resignation. At that time "t was agreed by way of recognition of his rrvlces that he should bo allowed to immo ils 8UCCC8SOIn accordance with this un derstanding ho presented the name of James Walsh , who was clectej by acclamation. But this year It seems that Timme rather cgretted his choice. Walsh , as president of : he club , had called a meeting , which was leld last night at Benson. But Tlmmo * ought to checkmnto this by calling a meet- ng of his o-vn , which was held at Denning- : on a week ago. At this meet ing the Itarrlron club was reorgan ized electing Herman Tlinnie presi dent , Frank Crawford secretary and Fred lloblnson treasurer. The Walsh men now : lalm that there were less than a dozen mem- jers of the club present at the Tlmmo meet- ' and that snap judgment was taken. They assert , moreover , that Crawford Is n rcstJcnt of the Second ward In Omaha and lloblnson live. ) In Sarpy county , both being 'ncllgiblo to membership on that account. The result was n general hustling on the iart of the Walsh contingent , which brought nit a big crowd of farmers and politicians nt the Benson meeting last night. The meet ing was held In the achool house , and every precinct In the county was represented ex cept Chicago and Mlllard. Some of the Farmers had driven twenty anil thirty miles to have a hand In the proceedings , and It was unanimously voted that theirs was the only legitimate and bona fide Harrison club , not withstanding TImmc'a pretensions. They got down to business by electing Homer P. Whitney of Elk City , president ; Herman Ross'cky ' of Douglas , vice president : David Reed of West Omaha , treasurer , and Chris Stlger , secretary. After tome dis cussion It was dcclJed to change the name of the club to the Douglas County Republican club. This finished the business , and after speeches by W G. Whltmore of Valley and Jacob Houck the club adjourned subject to the call of the president. K UKlHil'Kl'ffWXS lOll HKIJKF Asks tlmt 1 1 In SentenceHo Mnilo Con. current Iimtcntl of I timiiliitlvc. INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , Juno 22. Judge Woods has received from Chicago a petition filed by S. S. Gregory , attorney , asking for the relief of Eugene V. Debs and other American Railway union strikers under sen tence. Debs was sentenced to six months and his associates to three months Imprison ment In each of two cases , one the case of the government filed Information and one known as the Santa Fo receivership case ( the latter for Interfering with federal receiver ship ) . The defendants made their fight In the government case. When judgment was pronounced the petitioners recite that It was Debs should serve six months In the United States case , and six months In the Santa Fe case , the sentence to be not cumulative , but concurrent. "The defendants were advised and believed , " the petition reads , "that Im portant questions were Involved In the pro ceedings In the government case which the Interests of labor organizations with which they were connected required should bo pre sented to the supreme court , and the de fendants therefore consented to the change In the original sentence In the Santa Fo case with a view to such proceeding. " The petitioners pray in order that the two sentences may not bo cumulative but concur rent , either that the court remit the sen- tonca Imposed In the said Santa Fe case , or forthwith direct that commitments be issued 'hereof committing the petitioners to cus tody for the period of time now remaining of their sentences In the first Government cases , the court make such other order as will relieve them from the sentence In the Santa Fe case. Nrw Stoiinier St. l.oulB Dnukml. WASHINGTON , Juno 22. The new ocean steamer St. Louis will iTo sent to Cramp's ship yards and will omit one trip across the Atlantic. The builders wish to make some alterations In her funnels and draught pipes. Some defect was found when she had her trial trip , but It was believed a trip across the Atlantic would demonstrate more definitely what was needed and that all necessary alterations could bo made wh9ii the vessel returned to the United States. j.uu.tr itniiriTiKs. Examinations for admission to Trinity col lege , Hartford , Conn. , will bo held at the clergy house of the Associate mission. Twenty-sixth and Franklin streets on Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Mary Moore was arrested last night for stealing n pair of silk mitts In the Boston store. Elmer Otto , a 12-year-old boy , was also arrested for shoplifting , having stolen two pocketbooks and a base ball In the New York store. Jlm.'Calllhan. who was arrested by Ofilcers Fnhey and Baldwin Friday night for stealing a gold watch from a shoemaker named Kohoc , of 416 South Tenth street , the watch being found on his person , was sentenced by Judge Berka yesterday to thirty days In the county jail. U. S. Grant Woman's Relief corps No. 104 , will give a dime curiosity social Monday evening at the residence of Major R. S. .Wll- cox , 2109 Wlrt street , to which all comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic , ladles of the AVoman's Relief corps , Sons of Vet erans , their families and friends arc cordially Invited. Entlro receipts to bo devoted to charity. Refreshments will be served. Mrs. II. Lyons , president. I'KltSOSAL r.lli.tOlt.U'JlS. W. L. Gray of Ogden Is at the Merchants. Ed Wells , Dow City , la. . Is at the Arcade. G. A. Lulkhart of Norfolk Is at the Del- lone. lone.C. C. C. Parker of Valentino Is a guest at the Arcade. George F. Morgan of Laramle Is a guest at the I'axton. S. K. Wambald of Gothenburg Is regis tered at the Paxton. W. S. Schenck of New Whatcom , Wash. , Is registered at the Arcade. II. M. Hamlll , the Sunday school organizer , is being entertained at the Murray. Senator Vest was In the city a few hours yesterday afternoon , leaving for the south In the evening. At the Merchants arc Robert Craft , Scrlb- ner ; B. E. Belts , Lincoln ; A. M. Love , Syr acuse ; Mrs. J. B. Osborne , Ponca. DAMAGING FIRE AT LINCOLN Block in Which the Olnrke Drug Company's ' Building is Located Destroyed , BROKE OUT EARLY IN THE EVENING Mnny Structure * Wlinlly Wlpoit Oat by tlie DniR Stork Urently Injured by Sinoko anil Water. LINCOLN , June 22. ( Sprolat Telegram. ) At 11 o'clock tonlglit fire broke out In the block occupied by the large Bush building of the Henry T. Clarke Drug company and other smaller structures. The fiames originated In a frame building adjoining Iho Clarke building and b.'foro tin ; fire could be placed under control all the buildings In the block except the drti. ; com pany's establishment were destroyed. The Clarke building was surrounded by fiames , and In order to check the fire the cn- llro place was fiooded. The Interior of the building was not very much damaged , but fears are cnlerlalned that the entire stock of the drug slore Is deslroyed by smoke and wale.1. The block conslsled of three double and complete store buildings , the middle nnd north of which are occupied by Ihe Lincoln Confectionery company , the remainder of the block being occupied by the II. T. Clarke Drug company , except for a portion which was ustd for storage purposes. At an early hour this morning tha blazb vns under control , but the middle and north portions of thtf block are almost comp'etely destroyed. It was Impossible to tell the cause of the fire. All that Is known Is that It originated somewhere In the middle store , which Is occupied by the Lincoln confectionery com pany. The building was owned by II. T. Clark of Omaha. It was valued at $80,000 and Is fully covered by Insurance , The greater portion of the stock of the Lincoln Confectionery company Is destroyed. It is not known what the Insurance Is. The drug company also suffers a loss , but this also could not be estimated. rvr\Tvt ivi TO n'pop'n'PiTv BERLIN IS DESERTED ( Continued from First Page. ) Cuba ready for shipment after the Chllds left , and had taken all she could carry. Both vessels landed near Santiago. The Chllds reports that the expedition met with an enthusiastic reception and that men and munitions were put ashore without a hltrh. The Brighton is being repaired here and when nt to go to sea again will clear , It Is said , for Cayenne , French Guiana , by way of Curacoa. The Chllds cleared for San Domingo. It Is supposed that she will re turn to Cuba to get Jose Marti , who the Cubans hero believe is alive and anxloua to leave the Island , probably for the United States. Mnrtl WIIH I.i' l Into aninbiiHli. . GAINESVILLE , Fla. , Juno 22. Another letter has just been received hero from Major Hann of Cuba , dated Tunis , province of Camaguay , describing the death of Marti. The letter says that on May 19 Marti left Maceo's army with an escort of fifty men for the coast , to embark for the United States. On the second day out Guide Olivia Gavlllon led the party Into on ambush of Spanish soldiers , commanded by Colenel San- doval , near Jackajos. The Spaniards Hred and Marti fell , pierced by many bullets. A part of the tscort was also killed. One of the Cubans then killed Gavlllon. The narrator rater of this story , Manuel Jucarcz , was the only man who escaped. He reported to Ma- ceo , who hastened to the scene , but too late to rescue the body of Marti from the Span- lards. Gavlllon was to receive a reward of $10,000. American Tiirs Highly rienncil. KIEL. Juno 22. The ofllcera and men at tached to the American squadron are de lighted with their visit here , and expect to remain some days , enjoying the hospitality of the Germans and other fleets. After the banquet of last night the American officers were all presented to Emperor William and the duke of York. The former was extremely affable. He cordially shook the hands of the American officers and had a friendly word for each. During bis conversation with Ad miral Klrkland Emperor William especially referred to the great Interest shown In Amor- lean naval matters. Ho mentioned Captain Alfred T. Mahan's book on "The Influence of Sea Power In Hti'tory. " Of this work ho spoke In terms highly eulogistic , adding : "I have told all my officers to study Captain Mahan's book well to sleep with It under their pillows. " Culmn Ifclitor Sent lo I'rlnon. KEY WEST. Flo. . Juno 22. Later advices fem Cuba state that In an engagement at Vega Alta the Spaniards , under Salamanca , were defeated by the Insurgents , under Gen erals Roloff and Sanchez. Scnor Coranado , director of the Spanish newspaper , Li Dlsciisslona , was thrown Into the prisons at La Cabana this morning by fiio authorities. New I'nlitlritl I'urly In Cnnnilii. TORONTO , Out. , June 22. A new party , which may yet make a radical cliango In the government of this country , has been formed hero under the title of the Canadian National association. Some of Its objects are the fos tering of national sentiment ; working for the removal of the present systems of dual language guago ; the abolition of separata schools , go that there will bo but one. olllclnl Ignguago and ono system of schools for Canada ; and the dissemination of Information concerning Canada's mineral , agricultural and lumbering Industries. Only Canadians by birth are al lowed to Join the new party and thousands ot applications have already been received. "Canada for Canadians" will bo Its motto. CliHly ( Innrilril by SpinUb Soldlrr * . BOSTON , Juno 22. Tha Norwegian steamer Brcldabllk , C.iptaln Nielsen , arrived today from Santa , which port eho left several days ago. From her olllccrs It was learned that while In port at Sama the steamer was con stantly guarded by Spanish soldiers and no one was permitted to board or leave the ves sel excepting Captain Nielsen. At Olbara , sixteen miles from Sama , a largo force of Spanlrh troops had gathered and skirmishes with the Insurgents were frequent. Mrxtrnii Ulntinp * Onlcrml to Homo. CITY OF MEXICO. June 22. All the bish ops In Mexico have been asked ti Rome. The object of Inviting them to Rome la to formu late a plan looking to converting all Protes tants In this republic and getting them to join the Catholic church. l'nrtlifimlfi : Minoks J'olt In ( .rerr. ATHENS , June 22. Several carthquako shocks were felt at about 9:35 : this morning In the district known as Lo Panto. Several buildings were damaged. Men Wiiro Only Mlchtly Injured. KIEL , Juno 22. The men Injured yester day by the explosion , of the boiler of the steam launch of the San Francisco have all returned to duty , their Injuries being slight. HAhOTA TKAVnilHS. I'ducatliinnl Amucliulmi Members Knjnyln ) ; u Vl.lt to Hot Spring * . HOT SPRINGS , S. D. , Juno 22. An ex " . 7- ' cursion party of about fifty members of the South Dakota Educational association arrived yesterday and will remain In the Hills a week or more. They visited the various places of Interest In and about Hot Springs today , and tomorrow will explore the wonder ful Wind cave. Monday the entire party will take a trip to Dcadwood and Load City , re turning via Piedmont over the famous scenic route ot the Black Hills & Fort Pierre. Many of them will return lo Hot Springs to remain an Indefinite period. About seventy-five members of the South Dakota Press association , many of them ac companied by their wives , will arrive hero Sunday morning. A meeting of the associa tion will be held , at which the officers for the ensuing year will bo elected. The ex cursionists will make a tour of this region under the chapcronage of the editors of the Hills. The following named Omaha people are In the city : H. N. Wood , L. A. Garner , wife and son ; J. C. Carson , Miss A. M. Pinto , II. D. Curtlss' , F. R. Nichols , H. L. Burkot , wife and son ; Mrs. Charles E. Leshmans , Miss Mary Fitch , W. U. Hagens. Jud Grant. James Ileaton and wife , F. E. Van Busklrk and O. J. Wild. Movements of Ocean Mninnli1 ] > Junta S3. At New York Arrived St. Louis , from Southampton ; Vccndam , from Rotterdam. At Havre Arrived La Touralne , from New York. At Southampton Arrived Illinois , from New York. At Bremen Arrived Kron Prlnz Fred- rich Wllhelm , from New York. 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The finest of them will be at 22c a yard and fine heavy close woven goods at 12 l-2c , lOc and Sc a yard. The assortment is excellent. Orchard & Wilhelm Carpet Co. ! * ' '