Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 23, 1895, Part I, Page 2, Image 2

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    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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China Mattings
Our offering of China Mattings for this
week is by far the best we have ever made , fine
mixed jointless mattings that early in the season
would have been sold by the importers at dou
ble the price we offer them at for this sale ,
simply because it is late in the season and later
for the importer from whom we took this lot.
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.
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Carpet Co.
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