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THE OMAHA DAILY BB.E : Tinfij DAY , DECEMBER 81 , 1890.
Eecnrcs Passes und Allows Other People to
Ritlo on Them.
CAUSES OF GILULAND'S ' DISCHARGE
.Union rnclllc Take * Its InnliiK I" the
HunrliiK Ilefore JliiHter-ln-
Clianc'ery Cornlxh . Gate.
Thb Investigation Into certain Union Pa
cific affairs was continued In this city > es-
tcrdny before Mastcr-ln-Chancery Cornish.
During the morning uefslon the discharge
of V. K. Ullllland from his petition ns sta
tion agent at Papllllon engaged the entire
attention of the court. The telegrams on
whl n ho Is aliened to have made over
charges v > cre Introduced as evidence. The
charge of extortion In this respect was
Bomeuhat weakened by the testimony of
the relief agent , who admitted that ha made
two overcharges himself. In the afternoon
the railroad company went after Gltllland
In a red-hot manner. Representatives of
various rallroiids testified that Gllllland had
secured transportation over their lines , and
Gllllland admitted that the transportation
had been uted for the accommodation of
other women of Papllllon. The question of the
alleged mismanagement of the Union Pacific
hospital fund was brought up only once.
The Investigation was not concluded , but
provision was made for taking testimony at
thrco points along the line of the railroad
to accommodate employes of the road ,
Assistant Superintendent Sutherland testi
fied that the Papllllon oflleo was In charge
of J. N. MacLcan on Murch 28 and 23 , IS'JC ,
the dale on which Gllllland was alleged to
have made overcharges on messages nent
from that oltlco. Ho Identified MacLcan's
handwriting on the original telegrams ex
hibited. He also Idcntltled MnuLcan't ) hand
writing In a number of entries of thoue
days In tin ) cash book containing the re
ceipts nnd disbursements of the Papllllon
Superintendent Korty of the Union Pacific
telegraph department was the next witness.
lie wni closely questioned by Attorney
Dolphin concerning the method of comput
ing telegraph rates. Ho explained that there
was a tariff of square rates and state rates
of the Western Union Telegraph company at
the Papllllon office. Taking up -telegram
that had been sent to Topcka from Papll
llon , on which nn overcharge of 10 cents had
been made , Gllllland's attorney endeavored
to sbow that 50 cents for ten words and 3
cents for each additional word might hove
been mistaken by the operator for the
proper charge (40 ( cents for ten words nnd
3 cents fort'aeli additional word ) , because the
former rate was the "stato rate" to Kansas.
AskeJ If there were any other points In
Kansas to which the rate from Papllllon was
40 Instead of 00 cents , Mr. Korty answered
that the rate to Leavcnworth was the same
as that to Topeka , 40 cents. Ho further said
that the "state rate" was -used only when
there Is no "square rate" that Is lower.
ERROR SHEET AT PAPILLION.
Messaged to Leigh , Neb. , Grlswold , la. ,
and Kansas City , Mo , , on which overcharges
Tvero alleged to have been made , were
introduced , and wore the subject of some
discussion. Mr. Korty said ho had In-
ftpoctcd the error sheet of the Papllllon olllcc
for the alx months preceding Gllllland's dis
charge. Ho thought there had been a few
other Irregularities besides the five In-
Btancez cited , but they were of minor con
sequence. The error sheet , vthlch Is rent
out monthly , showed IGlllland'g total under
charges to have amounted to 11.42 , which ho
wu compelled to pay out of his own pocket
according to the rules of the company. The
total overcharges for which ho Is directly
responsible amount to 38 cents. Though the
statement chowctl overcharges on only five
meiijages , Mr. Korty said ho believed that
these coaos were not all.
J. N. JIacLean. general relief agent of the
Union Pacific , testified that ho hnd relieved
Gllllland at Papllllon March 27-30. Ho had
made two mistakes In charging tor tele-
crams received while ho was on duty there
on March 23 , On ono tnosiiajc ; ho charged
CO when he Hhould have charged only 23
cents. On the 'other message ho charged
CO where the proper amount would have boeii
40 cents. I o made the charges In good
faith , believing tlio amounts asked for were
the correct amounts for the transmission of
euch messages. He had turned the books of
the olllcc over to Gllllland on bis return. He
said the amounts charged for these two
telegrams anu marked on them at the time
had been altered by some ono after the
tlmo they wcro received. .
Attorney Dolphin endeavored to lessen the
worth of thewltners' testimony by bringing
up an Instance of former mliiconduct against
him. Mr. MacLcan admitted that ho hsd
been In the police court of Fremont , In
February , 1895 , but ho could not remsmber
what charges were preferred aga'lnst him
on that occasion. Ho remembered having
paid a fine at that time. '
Superintendent Korty was recalled by Gen
eral Solicitor Kelly for the railroad company.
HU testimony WES chlelly regarding the check
report of Gllllland and the .monthly tele
graph account current or the Papllllon ofllco
for March , 1800. there accounts showing
that Irregularities concerning the sums re
ceived and credlfcd'for the transmission of
flva messages from Papllllon had occurred
BACK OF THE PAPILLION INCIDENT.
At yeslciday afternoon's session of the
court General Solicitor Kelly Introduced cvl-
donco to staff that F. E. Glllllaud had failed
to glvo satisfaction In other positions on
the Unloa Pacific held by him. 0. A. Boles ,
now assistant superintendent of the Union
Pacific , * but formerly stationed hero , testi
fied that Gllllland had left his peat onu morn
ing \vlillo station agent at Gllmoro without
pr.rui'&jlon. Ills hours of duty wcro from
7' p. m. until 7 a. in. , and It was understood
that ho would report Just before leaving.
A. J. Johnson , train dispatcher at Omaha ,
'testified to some trouble about Gllllland's
service nt Gllmoro. Ho thought It was wrong
that Gllllland should leave the station with
out bidding good morning to the dispatcher.
Chief Train Dispatcher Kcyca testified that
on the night of August 30 , 1S95 , Gllllland
left his post without permission. On cross-
examination ho admitted that It was possible
that Gllllland'a other duties as station agent
tool : him away from the telegraph key
omo of the tlmo.
, Traveling Aud'tor ' McMillan of the Union
1'uclflc ti-EstlOed that ho had always found
GMlIand'H accounts at Gllmoro and at Pa-
Iill'nu In very good shape. Ho had met the
trailing auditor of the Mleaourl Pacific ,
\vhlcKralIroad Glllllaud alao represented nt
ailtmfo awi 1,0 had remarked that Gill- !
lands \jcouits wore in good condition. HP
had nwXhefcrd a similar statement made
by the IK-ellng auditor of the Pacific Ex-
press . " " "uiy. whoao business Gllllland
looked aft * JUJKU JCcly | asm , the wu.
about Yllland'a telegraphic accounts ,
' far us
Sometimes they had
that wag a usual state
tnton , nBClvtg >
y ' 'Bra Introduced the
cash book nf ja ,1Ion , | Btatl , , ,
denco to cpri Ulo tMllmony 0J wU.
B . BC8slon' TUo nutation
, OJ)0 f (
sons given for GlllVd-a UUcImrso waa then
G AVD AWAY \NSPORTATION.
awrgo M. 0. Uy' ' 'V.orthwestern ' , .
Bor agent of ,
Ho Bald he 'had ' recolrt ,
land about May 1. oslrt for tren8p ( > rtaUon
for Mrs. p' HulYal ° "J r < "
the traiKPortatlon , but that
Lad. Qllllland a.ked for an
Uo return portion. The request
Silm and ln tead Uio rest of the
up. Ho bad secured transportation
land , thinking ho waa In the c
Vnlon racinoT The u o by any
Mrs. Olllllnnd was unauthorized. It wag
after the transportation had bi > n useil that
Gllllland explained that notfc r woman had
John K. Mellon , chief clerk In the North-
wcitern'8 office , testified that Gllltland had
secured transportation for Mrs , F. E. GIIII-
land over the road ho represented. Ho
thought the time was ou or about May 13.
"Would you Iwvo given GUIIIand the
transportation ho requested had you known
It WAS to be tifed by any other than his
wife ? " askc-d Judge Kelly of the witness.
Attorney Dolphin Immediately raided an
objection to the question , asserting that
Gllllland had given the transportation to a
woman other than his wlfo after lie had been
discharged from tlio company's employ.
Judge Cornish promptly overruled the ob-
Jirtlon , saying that an effort was being
made to Imvo Gllllland reinstated and that
the question wai therefore a perfectly
pioper one. This decision Is regarded as
elffnltlcnnt , ae Gllllland's attorney has In
flated nil along thnt Gllllland misused the
transportation ho secured over various
Omaha railroads after ho had been dls-
clinrgeil and that In consequence of that
fact the matter should not bo considered
against him. But the court has ruled the
A letter from Glllltand to 13. F. Homer ,
general passenger agent of the Nickel Plate ,
enclosing a longlhy eulogy of the asrlstant
grand chief of the Order of the Railway
rclcgrnphurs and a likeness of him , was
submitted as evidence. The letter also
asked for transporlallon for Mrs. F. E. Gll
llland. Gllllland admitted this transporta
tion over the Wnbash had been used by a
Mrs. Boal , both of Papllllon.
HOSPITAL MATTERS AGAIN.
An Important witness In tlio hospital fund
case was called. It was E. It. Fonda. Ho
said IIP resldHl In Council Bluffs , had been
a locomotive engineer on the Union Pacific
since 1877 , and wa at present secretary of
tlio Board of Adjustment of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers. Ho raid that the
matter of an Investigation Into the manage
ment of tlio hospital fund had been dis
cussed In the board of adjustment , the last
time being In April , 1S34. Ho had heard
tlio matter discussed by engineers generally
at that time. It had then been referred to
the Federated board. The deslro of the en
gineers generally at that tlmo was that they
should have a representative on the Board of
Managers of the hospital fund. It was
thought nt that tlmo to bo desirable to liavo
an accounting of the finances of the hospital
fund. Personally ho had no fault to find
with the management of the fund. He be
lieved that there was a general feeling
among the men that there should bo an ac
counting. Ho thought the men generally
were satisfied with the management. He
never knew that an accounting had been
asked for or denied.
At the conclusion of the afternoon's ses
sion arrangements were made by the coun
sel of both sides for taking testimony In
thrco cases , the hospital fund case , the Gll
llland discharge case and the Drcsbach case ,
along the line of the Union Pacific. A num
ber of trainmen have been summoned by
Attorney Dolphin , who could not appear In
Omaha. Therefore hearings will bo held at
Denver , Laramlo and Green River , Wyo. ,
In the order named. It will bo ten days before -
fore the matter Is taken up In Omaha again ,
as Judge Cornish lias cases elsewhere In the
meantime. Judge Sanborn has appointed
Herbert G. Taylor of this city , secretary to
Master-In-Chancery Cornish , to act as spe
cial examiner In the hearings of these cases
along the line.
At Denver a number of employes of the
Denver & Rio Grande railroad and con
tributors to the relief fund of that railroad
will bo given an opportunity to testify In
the hospital fund case. The purposeIs to
show the beneficial effects of the manage
ment of the relief fund on that railroad ,
where the emplojes are represented on the
managing board. The court will later bo
asked to make an order that the employes
of the Union Pacific may bo similarly repre
sented In the board of management of the
Union Pacific hospital fund.
AI.Ij OX ACCOUNT OF TIII3 UllOICKH.
ItutfN from Southern I'olntM I.lkc-ly
to lie AltollNliiMl.
Short line rates from southern points to
Omaha via Chicago are likely to bo abolished
ished on January 1. It Is all the fault of the
broker. The general paaaenger agents of the
Rock Island , the Milwaukee , the Burlington
and the Northwestern have Just served
notice on the southern lines to that effect.
The notice has been sent to these Interested
llnca : Loulavlllo & Nashville ; Nashville ,
Chattanooga & St. Louis ; Peoila , Dccatur &
Evansvlllo ; Queen & Crescent ; Memphis &
Charleston ; Big Four ; Monon and Pennsyl
vania. It has Just been given out by Chair
man Caldwcll of the Western Paiacuscr
The text of the edict Is aa follows :
"The Rock Island , Milwaukee , Burlington
and Northwestern lines , having found their
revenue on regular business between Chl-
cuKit and hock Island , Council Bluffs and
Omaha Li being Injuriously affected by
manipulation on the part of the brok'ers of
first and second class limited tickets from
Evansvlllo , Nashville , Chattanooga and
Loulsvlllo to the points named via Chicago ,
are obliged to request that the use for short
line rates via Chicago between points named
bo discontinued on and after Juanary 1 ,
1897. Thcflo lines will require full tariff
from Chicago to Rock Island , Council Bluffs
and Omaha , on tickets sold from Evansvlllc ,
Nashville , Chattanooga and Louisville , on
and after said date. "
\ vis'rnn.HOADS TAICIJ W1 I > I.A.\ .
HcIiiiHtlaii IiitrrcliiiiiKcnlilc Credit to
lie CJIvc-ii n Trial.
CHICAGO , Dec. 30. Western roads have
practically decided to adopt a 5,000-mllo In
terchangeable ticket known as the "Sebas
tian Interchangeable credit" and the Inven
tion of General Passenger Agent John Se
bastian of the Rock Island railway system.
The new mileage book , If finally adopted ,
will mean the abolition of the 2,000-mllo
booku u iw In use nnd It saves the purchas
ers Investluc In advance the $100 per ticket
Accessary In buying the ordinary B.OOO-mllo
Interchangeable ) ticket. In reality It Is not
a mileage ticket , but Is an arranKement for
the transaction and sale of tickets In lieu
of mlleago books at the mileage ticket rate.
The plan briefly provides thit local rates
must be paid for tickets of ppeclal form and
b : ' the use of a credit check , which Is ro-
talne.il by the passenger , the criminal pur
chaser. when ho can present 3,00i ) or more
miles of travel , can secure a refund from the
western mlleago bureau.
Ni-iv Hallroiul for W
DENVER , Dec. 30. A special to the News
from Rawllns , Wyo. , says : The Wyoming
Development and Transportation company
filed a trust deed In the county clerk's ofilco
If yon vnnt vicars It's tho.inost nat
ural tlilnjj iu tlu > world to go to Sto'ock"
cr's for thctn jilpos top anil cigar hold
ers every kind In existence the choicest
Hi'ledUm tliu best B cent cigar In all
Omaha the host 10 center tbo best 15
center all grades nnd iirliesJiiot a lit
tle bit better than any others you can
Kiiuaro yourself by buying him n , box of
cigars for Now Year's.
W. F. STOECKER ,
today covering Us mining property In the
Gold Hill mining district , the right of wiy
and all franchises of a railroad from Fort
Steele running up the PI tto valley * The
amount of tlio deed Is M.000,000. The International -
national Trust company Is trustee. Work will
bo begun on the railroad as soon as the
bonds are sold.
UAII.ltOAnS DISCUSS COMMISSIONS.
HITortH to AilJiiNt tlio nilllftiltlcM to
Prevent Ir morn 1 1 rut I on.
CHICAGO , Dec. 30. A meeting of the
committees of the various passenger asso
ciations throughout the west and southwest
was held today at the office of Chairman
Caldwcll of the Western Passenger Asso
ciation. The object was the discussion of
the commissions that are being paid on
through business to the Pacific coast from
New York and New England points. As
the matter now stands , the southern road *
that handle the business cast of Now Or
leans are paying a commission of $2.50 nnd
the roads of this city are paying a com
mission of $2.75. The roads west of Cl.lcagp
are paying the name commission wtst o' this
city as are the roads west of New Orlertiis ,
but the lines of the Central 1'ai.ion er Asso
ciation and the Joint Traffic association have
refused to pay any of the commissions , as
they have a practical differential of $2.i3
against them on business from tin east to
the Pacific coast. The meo'.ln , ? today dlu-
cussed the matter In n general wav. but
took no action as a body. U wis IRIPCI !
that each commissioner should HBO his test
endeavors to help the sltua.ion ns far as
possible within the territory of hla own or
ganization. It Is feared .that unless the mat
ter Is speedily adjusted a atrlou ? demorali
zation In rates will result.
A meeting of the lines of the Transcon
tinental Passenger association has been
called Tfor next week In Denver. The
chief matter that Is expected to como before
the meeting will be the trouble arising ! n
rates from Colorado common points to the
Pacific coast. There have been charts at d
ccuntcrchargos without number , runnl'K nil
ilic way from accusations of the direct cut-
t'ng of nito. to the assertions that free
berths liavo been given In sleepers.
The Illinois lines are preparing to enter
the fight against the passage of a law creat
ing the 2-cent rate as a maximum on pas
senger business , nnd It Is likely that among
the bills Introduced at the coming session
of the Illinois legislature will be ono making
the grant of a pass or the acceptance of a
pass an offense punishable by law.- The
roads could stand a 2-cent rate If the pass
business was entirely abolished.
Itnllivny Xotcn mill 1'crMOiinl.i.
District Superintendent Illchardson of the
Pullman Palace Car company has returned
from an cxtenslvo tour through southern
The annual meeting of the Nebraska Ueet
Sugar association , Hastings , February 2 and
3 , has been favored with a one and one-
third regular rate for the round trip from
all points In the state.
It Is understood that a big fight will be
made In the coming session of the Illinois
legislature for the passage of a law con-
pelllng the railroads to make a rate of 2
cents a mlle for all passenger traffic.
All railroads In the state liavo declared a
rate of ono and one-third faro for the round
trip to Grand Island from all points In the
state February 2 , the occasion being the
annual meeting of the Modern Woodmen of
For the annual meeting of the Farmers'
Mutual Insurance company of Nebraska at
Lincoln , January 11-12 , a rate of ono and
one-third fare has been made for the round
trip from all points In the stateby all rail
Chairman Mldgeley of the Western Freight
Traflle association has already asked. for a
vacation. Ho wants four months In Europe
from February 1. Should ho go. Vice
Chairman Parker , formerly general freight
agent of the Missouri Pacific , will act as
ths head of the now organization.
W. 13. Jerome , western passenger agent
of the Now York Central ; L. D. Hcusner ,
general western passenger agent of the
Michigan Central ; C. 1C Wllbcr. assistant
general paraenger agent of the Lake Shore ,
and E. T. Monett , general western passenger
agent of the New York , Ontario & Western.
wcro In the city yesterday , In conference with
General Passenger Agent Lomax of the
Union Pacific In regard to transcontinental
I'nltllf Ijlltrnry IJoiiril
At the regular monthly meeting of the
public library board last night there were
present President Heed nnd Directors , Wal
lace , Ilnllcr , Knox. Hoaewnter nnd Lenvltt.
After protracted discussion , It wns decldcxl
to comply with the request of the city
comptroller that the original bills incurred
for the library be transmitted to him with
tlio certlfle.itlon of approval. Miss Tobltts'
Icnvo of absence without pny wns extended
until April , without prejudice to her posi
tion ns assistant. Asldo from the receipt
of the librarian's monthly report nnd the
approval of December Mils to the amount
of $2.127.0. only minor routine business was
When you want sparkling wine get Cook's
Imperial Extra Dry Champagne. Its purity
and delicious flavor commends It.
W. S. Daniels was arrested last night for
hauling garbage In the city limits without
IIrat taking out a permit.
Sneak thieves Wednesday afternoon entered
the residence of A. H. Peckman , 1123 Mason
street , and stole a couple of coats.
A. L. Williams , a resident of Saltx , la. ,
who came to the city Tuesday to bo
treated for ati abcees , has been sent to St.
The cantata , "Tho Happy Family of
Father Time. " with forty-two voices In the
chorus , wll bo repeated at the Walnut Hill
Methodist Episcopal church this evening.
The Young Woman's Christian association
will receive on New Year's day at the
innms In The lice building. Reception
hours will bb from 3 to 0 p. m. , and from
7 to 10 i . in.
Sheriff Macdonald went to Lincoln yester
day morning with James Williams , ono of the
three confidence men who were sentenced
to the penitentiary for eight years for work
ing the "padlock game. "
At 8 o'clock yesterday morning the fire de
partment was called again to the scene of
Tuesday night's small blaze In the barn In
the rear of 1117 Dodge street. A smoulder
ing spark In the hay was the cause. No ad
ditional daicago was done.
Articles of Incorporation of the Now Mexi
can Dry Ore company have been filed with
the county clerk. The purpose of the now
company lsto _ buy. sell or lease mining
property and to manufacture and sell min
ing machinery , especially a machine patented
by ono of the members of the firm. The
capital stock Is fixed at $1,000,000 , the In-
corporatois being Eugene Waugh , E. S.
, C. L. West and Martin O. Olson.
PIGTUREXS FLEXASAN'TLY AND POINTElDLxY
Drex L. Shoonmu has a good deal of
sympathy for the letter carriers those
who slip a letter Into the mall box don't
realize how often the carrier slips tip
when lt' damp or Icy under foot we've
Invented the "Neverslip" sole Just for
Kiich men you can't sllj > no rubbers
are needed It's the best shoo ever made
you'll get your money's worth the llrst
week and they'll last aa long ns any
DREXEL SHOE CO , ,
1410 FARNAM STREET
CATRON GETS SEVEN YEARS
Mil ! , (
Important Criminal Oaso.-Disposed of by tlio
Oonrt at Rusnvillo.
MOTION FOR NEWjIlAt OVERRULED
Cattle Thief Arrested Ijiint AiiKiml I"
Clio ) ruin * ( 'ounlj' , . JvniiMiim , Alter
ninilliiu ; ( Mlleem or K
MontliN In Senteneeil.
RUSHVILLE , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special Tel-
cgrnm. ) The jury In the Calron cattle steal
ing case , which has been on trltl here In
the district court since last Thursday ,
reached an agreement late last night , re
turning a verdict of guilty. A motion for
a now Irlnl was overruled and Catron waa
sentenced to the penitentiary for seven
years. In hts remarks Just before passing
sentence Judge Klncalil said that this was
the most Important criminal case ho had
tried In ten ) years , as disclosed by thii testi
mony. In epltc of all the efforts put forth
to arrest him , Catron had successfully
eluded the olllcers from the tlmo of steal
ing the cattle In February , 1S95 , until Au
gust 23 , 1S9C , when ho was discovered liv
ing quietly with his wlfo and child In a
secluded spot fifteen miles northwest 'of St.
Francis , In Cheycnno county , Kansas. At
dawn on that morning- Sheriff McCIusky ,
the two detectives who had discovered his
whereabouts and their driver surrounded
the house and demanded his surrender.
After considerable parley Catron attempted
to make his escape through a window ,
when ho was shot by McCIusky with a
charge of bird shot , the load passing
through his right leg and lodging In the
left. The sheriff claimed on the witness
stand that Catron had first raised the rllle
ho held In hts hands to shoot him.
Plenty Bird , the young Sioux Indian who
was tried for the murder of John lied Hl > rse ,
n member of the Pine Uldge Indian police
force and convicted of manslaughter , re
ceived a sentence of five years.
Herman Granger , convicted of stealing a
cow near Lakeside , In the southern part of
this county , got thrco years.
I.KlIHClt'S KCOXOMIC.YI. SC1II2MK.
Wtirileii I'roitoNCH tn Cut Oil the
SluTlfT'H Keveniii' .
LINCOLN , Dec. 30. ( Special. ) In casting
about for chances to economize this winter
by means of legislative action , the populists
have- hit upon a scheme which alms di
rectly at the perquisites of the sheriffs of
the state. The plan originates with War
den Leldlgh of the state penitentiary. Ills
Idea Is to have a law passed which will per
mit the warden to go himself or send a
deputy to counties from which prisoners
are to be sent to the penitentiary and bring
them there Instead of entailing upon the
state the expense of two and sometimes
thrco men , each on mileage , hack hire
and street car fare , to bring In one soli
tary prlfloncr. The farther , away the county
Is the heavier this expense becomes. The
warden points to Douglas county , where ,
ho says , prisoners sentenced to the peni
tentiary are kept the full thirty days .al
lowed by law , and th n brought down one
at n time , even though , there bo a dozen
awaiting transportation at the time , with
the assistance of two men. , , He says It costs
to brins a prisoner from Douglas county
from $15 to $20vherpas ho could send up
ono man , drawing a salary of but $23 per
month , to bring dowji the prisoner at n
cost of not to exceed . $5. The warden also
says there Is no use In keeping a prisoner
thirty days after sentence , at a cost to the
county of ? 1 per day , when ho could be
taken to the penitentiary Immediately after
sentence , , and hero his keeping would be
much' leas. If 'It ' costs Jiff to brfng 'a con
vict to Lincoln from Douglas county It
will be seen , he says , that from counties In
the far western portions of the state It will
cost proportionately much more , In some
cases running as high as ? S5.
"The sheriffs receive $3 per day , " ho said ,
"and $2 a day Is allowed for an extra
guard. All this Is nsldo from the railroad
transportation both ways , for which a mile
age of n cents Is allowed by the state for
all parties. If I have a man whom I can
not trust to go to Omaha , alone and single-
handed to bring down any two convicts
I will discharge him Immediately. He will
receive no extra pay fop his time , cither. "
Private Secretary Benton Marot cmlorsps
heartily the Idea of Warden Leldlgh , and
It Is not Improbable that a bill drafted on
these llnea will bo Introduced this winter ,
and It Is equally probable that It will be
bitterly fought by the State Sheriffs' asso
KLVXX AVHITKS TO HIS WIFE.
HeSayM lie Hau Awiiy tn IS.seniie
DulitM II < - Cniiiiut Pay.
LINCOLN , Doc. 30. ( Special. ) Mrs. Addl-
son W. Flynn , wlfo of the mlEoiug man men-
tloned In The Dec this morning , has received
a letter from her husband. Ho is In St.
Joseph , Mo. , and write.- ) that ho found him
self so badly In debt that ho could not see
how ho was to swim out , and concluded to
make a fresh start In life. He asks his wlfo
to join him In St. Jcneph at the earliest op
portunity. Associates of Flynn at the
Adams Express ofllce , where ho worked , say
that ho did not owe much money , and they
are Inclined to believe there Is another reason
for his sudden departure. Flynn's brother-
in-law , who had coma on from Iowa to assist
In the search of the missing man , had ob
tained a clew to his whereabouts before the
letter was received by Mrs. Flynn.
Omaha people In Lincoln : At the Lindcll
13. 12. Crnno and wife , A. W. Clark and son ,
Q. C. Barton , C. E. Yost , Frank I. Lyon , A.
G. Chtlberg. Edward J. Taggart , Herbert 6.
Graves. At the Lincoln Martha L , Powell ,
Emma Whcatley. John H. Butler , J. II. McIntosh -
Intosh , Walter Jlolse , T. M. DoHovcn , Alice
Q. Parker , Austa Dunn , T. K. Sudborough.
State Historical Society
LINCOLN , Dec. 30. ( Special. ) When the
Nebraska State Historical society meets here
In annual session , on January 12 and 13
noxt. It will liavo for a general topic of dis
cussion "Tho Legislature ) of 1855. " On the
evening of January 12 , at 8 , will bo
read a paper prepared by Hon. J. Sterling
Morton , president of the society. This will
bo followed by a paper , "Tho Women of
1855 , " by Mrs. Harriet * S. MacMurphy of
Omaha , and "biographies of the members of
the legislature of 1S50 , iWIth , reminiscences
In these holiday ( lines ono IIIIH not
milch ulso to do but to visit and listen
to mimic our iiulonmtlc pliuio gives fn.'O
concerto nt the store every day from
liJtO ! : to ItfO-lt's qulto a novelty coma
and hear it you will also see the Klin-
ball jilano In all Its glory the sweetest
toned tin * lowest priced the highest
grade the easiest termed piano on
A. HOSPE , JR. ,
by those of the members and crmvltnc8se&
who can bo present. " On Wednesday evening
there will be n pnpor In connection with the
Sons nnd Daughters of Nebraska , by Roscoe
Pound of Lincoln , There will nlso bo n
discussion of "Tho Results of the Pioneer
Session from a Legal Point of View , " par
ticipated In by Judge M , H. Ileoso , Judge
J , H. Webster , Judge J , H. Uroaily , Judge
S. n. Pound , W. J. Lamb nnd others.
The State Horticultural society will also
moot hero on January 12 nnd 13 , On
Wednesday , January 13 , the Sons and Daugh
ters of Nebraska will hold their annual
meeting and election of officers.
XOT TO THY ClMll''H\V OltniXAXCIJ.
Krviiinnt City Coitnrll Conelilile * thf
Method INot C'oiiHtlttitlonal.
FREMONT. Dec. 30. ( Special. ) At the
regular meeting of the city council last
evening the committee to which was referred
the Curfew ordinance , reported tlmt Judging
from the ruling : of the courts on slinllnr
ordinances It was unconstitutional. No ac
tion was taken and It Is likely that no qrdl-
nanco of that nature will be Brought up
Mrs. William Murnnne fllod a claim
against the city for $2,000 damages. She
claims ttmt her arm nnd shoulder were In
jured to that extent by a fall on a defective
sidewalk which the city should have kept In
proper repair. H was referred to the city
attorney and will probably result In a suit
against the city. The usual bills were al
lowed and reports submitted ,
IJoone County FnrniL-riO Institute.
ST. HOWARD , Neb. . Dec. 30. ( Special. )
The session of the Boone County Farmers'
Institute last night , was a continuation of
the very Interesting program of yesterday.
After music by the Powell-Kennedy band ,
Jules Lumbard of Omaha sang "America"
and the audicnco Joined In on the refrain.
Ho then sang another selection , after which
Dr. 0. II. Flory of this place read nn ex
cellent paper on "Farm Sanitation , " which ,
together w.lth the paper by Mrs. Heater of
Columbus , read In the afternoon , on "Bee
Keeping , " was ordered published , as both
contained many valuable thoughts upon
the separate subjects. A humorous reci
tation by Miss Gene Squals of Chicago
brought down the house , and It was fol
lowed by Elmer E. Wilson of the State uni
versity upon the subject of "Gardening by
Irrigation. " This brought out considerable
discussion , the talks of Hon. M. J. Thomp
son of this city and Hon. II. G. Plttlnger
of Albion being especially Instructive. Miss
Lillian Flory oH this place favored the audi
cnco with a solo. Mr. Grlggs of Albion
brought out many Interesting Ideas In re
gard to "Poultry Raising , " after which Mr
Lumbard gave his experience of setting
Shanghai eggs under bantam hens.
Mr. Lumbard sang another selection , after
which a , vote of thanks was tendered him
for the part ho had taken In making the
day's session a success. A telegram was
read from Prof. Taylor of Lincoln stating
that ho could not bo present , but that he
had sent two other gentlemen , neither of
them , however , putting In an appearance ,
much to the disappointment of the ex
tremely large audience. The meeting closed
with a selection by the orchestra.
Feature of Ilollilay KeNtlvlllen.
NORTH LOUP. Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special. )
A prominent feattiro of the holiday festivi
ties which have been In progress here either
In the way of family reunions or In entertain
ments of a more public character ever
since Christmas eve , was a social to which
all were Invited at the Baptist church last
evening. The formal management of the
affair waa In the hands of Hon. Oscar Babcock -
cock , who has been Intimately associated
with the Baptist society at this place for
nearly a quarter of n century , either as super.
lutcndcnt of the Sabbath school or as pas
tor , or both , and who was one of the ploneem
of the settlement of the valley. He deliv
ered an address of welcome and , later , re
marks on the benefits and advantages of
more Inllmato social relations. The pastor ,
Rev. J. H. Hurley , explained the objects to
bo aimed at In the meeting , from a minister's
standpoint , and A. J. Davis spoke of the
first meeting he attended In this valley
twenty-three ) years ago and stated that or
all who then made up the audience ,
ho could recall but-eeven persons who were
present last evening , and his remarks
aroused many reminiscences of the old homesteading -
steading days. The majority of the tlmo was
occupied by general social conversation , In
terspersed with music by the choir and
Quarrel AmoiiuTlieniNel ve * .
BEATRICE , Dee. 30. ( Special Telegram. )
The fuslonlsts held a mats county conven
tion this afternoon to select delegates to the
State Bimetallic league meeting , to bo held
next week. Being unable to get any one
else to argue dead Issues with them , the sll-
verllcs got up a redhot dlscuralon nmong
theniEclvcs over the adoption of resolut'ons
presented by Captain W.I. . Ashby. The
resolutions wcro Intended as a rccouini-nJa-
tlon to the approaching legislature , favorIng -
Ing the abolition of the state militia ; repeal
of statutis permitting the sale of property
for taxes , and other well known populUtlc
Ideas , all of which were advocated from the
stump by the sllverltea , but which were
vigorously opposed this afternoon by Dr.
Fall , F. M. Davis and othens who are ex
pecting appointments from Governor Hoi-
The resolutions were finally defeated and
the genuine populists are consequently sore.
Allen \ot nullty of A
WAHOO , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special. ) The
case of Waverly T. Allen , who was being
tried for assault with Intent to kill A. B.
Fuller , was given to the Jury at about C
o'clock yesterday evening , and after delib
erating about two hours It returned a ver
dict of not guilty.
Thla morning the case of the state against
William Baker , complained against for bur
glary , was taken up , and will probably end
this evening. Baker Is charged with hav
ing broken Into a barn In Valparaiso and
taken a number of articles ,
Sufficient work Is on the docket to keep
the court busy for at least six weeks ,
Court will adjourn today until Monday ,
when civil cases will bo taken up.
TlilevcN Hoi ) u Storent IyoiiK.
LYONS , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special. ) The
store of McMonles & Stiles of this place was
robbed last night and goods to the value of
$200 taken. The thieves effected an entrance
to the back room by breaking out a win
dow , then cutting a panel out of the door to
the main room , entered that and took such
goads as they desired and loaded them Into
the wagon which they backed up to tbo door
and leaving town , drove cast. They took
the key to the front door , which was left
on the Inside , and cither carried It with
them , with a possible view of a future visit ,
Wilson Hros. ' ? 1.50 white 5ilrt . . . ? l.S3
Silk sai-UTs liOu
NlKllt Hllll'tH -15C
Wilson Hros. ' wlilto Hlilrts l"u )
Citij'ot mispt'iulern -Lie
Silk ties , nil kinds 'J.u
ICIiWiiit colored linrilurcil liantlkfH.lti'Xsc '
Gootl collars IW&u
lio-ln. outing llanni'l night shirts , . . ? 1.00
Kltl anil Moclm gloves . . . $1.00
GooJ Ilnt-a Klovc ? 1.00
ALBERT CAHN ,
or throw It away. No clue tu the parties has
been obtained , but It U thought the bur-
Klarj were acqualncd with the nloie'e ar
rangement , and are In all likelihood the
tnme gang which , during the late summer ,
robbed four or live other itor&s In llifs place
of small amounts of goods.
The safe of the Llttlo Lumber'company
was broken open the snmo night , but noth
ing of value secured.
Itnrliflor RlVlx' Cluli llnfcrtntn * .
FRRMONT , Dec. 30. ( Speclnl.--Th9 )
Bachelor Girls' club of this city gave a recep
tion and ball at Masonic hall liuit evening.
All the details of the affair were under the
direction of the young \votnciv. Music waa
furnished by Plambeck's orchrutra. The In
vitation list \\n n largo ono nnd the affair a
brllllniit social success.
The anrual charity ball of the
Charity club wilt bo held New
Year's eve. The women are maklm ; gieat
preparations for It and expect to muke It
the equal ocl.illy and financially of any
ever given here.
AVvmore l.'lll/.iMi IIIMIIIC.
HEATU1CH , Dec. SO. ( Sperlni T-lonram. )
Alex Stewart , n well known resident of
Wymorc , was brought bfore the commis
sion cf Insanity today and adjudged Insane.
The first -Indication that there was anything
wrong with him evinced Itself at Lincoln
Saturday , when ho became violent nud had to
bo taken In charge by the authorities. Stew
art waa at ono time quite well to do. being
the owner of the Hluo Springs and Wymoro
horse car line and owning other valuable
property. Ho Is now reported as being In
straightened circumstances. Stewart Is n
MaUON too Much AVnr Tnllc.
BEATRICE , Dec. 30. ( Spedul. ) Some llt-
tlo amusement was caused when the Lincoln
Journal correspondent at this place first be
gan giving to the public General L. AV.
Colby's Ideas and Intentions illative to the
raising of an army of 10,000 Americans to
assist the Cubans In their struggle for lib
erty , but continued advertising of the gallant
general has had a tendency toward the
ridiculous , especially when all recognize the
fact that there U no Immediate probability
of American volunteers finding It within their
power to go to Cuba aa an organised army.
XiirfolU HUN n Narrow KMVIIIIC.
NORFOLK , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Norfolk's efficient fire department
again prevented a serloilS loss last night.
Klro broke nut In the cellar of The Fair ,
a store conducted by C. E. Shurtz. The
cellar was literally stuffed full of gooda
and It was difficult to reach the fire. It wan
kept under contiol , but the stock wan
greatly damaged by smoke and water. The
building Itself was damaged only by the
scorching of the first floor Joists. The loss
Is estimated at between $3,000 and $1,000 ,
fully covered by Insurance.
Youii Slcntt-r Drowns.
DECATUH , Neb. , Dec. 30 , ( Special. )
George Calnon , a boy of 10 years , while skatIng -
Ing with n young friend of his from Tcka-
mah on Lake Qtrinnebaug today broke
tkroucU and wa.i diowned. His companion
clso went In and after n hard battle for
life saved himself. The water Is twenty
fort deep where ho went down. Ho could
not swim and his i/lteous cries for aid could
only bs heard by Ills helpless companion.
The body was recovered about an hour after
the drowning and Is to bo Interred In the
Decatur cemelerr tomorrow.
To Improve ( lie Schools.
NEBRASKA CITY , Dec. 30. ( Special. )
The board of education at a meeting held
last night decided to submit a proposition
to the voters of the city to vote $25,000 bonds
for the purpose of building a now high
school. If the signatures of the requisite
one-third of the qualified voters of the city
can bo secured the election will bo held
the first Tuesday In February. The board
proposes to erect a handsome , substantial ,
commodious building upon the ground occu
pied by the present high school building.
Captures nil American I'nKlt- .
MASON CITY , Nob. , Dec. 30. ( Special. )
V. II. Hunncr of Lltchflcld brought to this
place yesterday a large and magnificent
specimen of the American eagle. The bird
was captured allvo after a fierce struggle.
Ono wing being broken by shot prevented It
from flying. Hunner says that the mate
of the captured bird Is ftlll In the neighbor
hood , twelve miles east from this place ,
and bo hopes to be able to capture that one
Seli-c-t Silver Delegate * . .
CLAY CENTER , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special. )
The county convention , called to select
delegates to the Bimetallic State league con
vention to bo held In Lincoln January C ,
met here today. About fifty were present.
The following delegates were selected to
represent Clay county : M. J. McDermott ,
n. F. Schaefle. L. L. Johnson , George Ablott ,
C. E. Corey , J. J. Whltler , C. F. Story , C. E.
Cook. J. E. Spatz and N. O. Alberta.
MIIHOMK OliNprvc St. .lolui'H Hay.
DECATUR , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special. ) Last
night the annual commemoration of St.
John's day was observed by the Masonic
fraternity of this city In their hall. An
elegant banquet was served and a host of
select friends Invited. Appropriate gamca for
an evening's amusement wcro played , and
some cholco vocal and Instrumental music
rendered. It was , a happy gathering and
all went merry as' n marriage bell.
LINCOLN , Dec. 30. ( Special Telegram. )
At Holy Trinity church this evening , Bishop
Worthlngton of Omaha officiating , Hon.
Thomas D. Crane and Miss Margaret Balrd ,
daughter of Mr , and Mrs. Cyrua Newton
Balrd. of this city , wcro married. The brldo
and groom will bo at home at the Paxton
hotel , Omaha , after February 15 , I8D7. They
loft for California this evening.
Leap Year Hall at ColiiinbiiM.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , Dec. 30. ( Special. )
The young women of the city took advan
tage of the few remaining days of 1S9B and
gave a select leap year ball and party at the
Maenuerchor hall last night. An orchestra
was Imported from Omaha for the occasion.
It was strictly a leap year affair , managed
and conducted by the fair sex and was a de
Voluntary lliiililntloii of u IliuiK- .
BEATRICE , Dec. 30. ( Special Telegram. )
The Farmers' and Merchants' bank of
this city , which has been In operation for the
past four years , gives nptlce this evening
that no further dcpcslta will bo received after
this date , and that all depositors can hive
100 cents on the dollar , on demand. During
Its existence the bank has conducted a nafo
The "Acorn Oak" Is the only oak stove
having the smoke consumer the attach
ment that really does burn up two-thirds
of the smoke that usually escapes up the
flilmney binoke nnd gas are the best
parts of fuel and they're nil used In the
"Acorn Oak" absolutely air-tight and
clean holds lire for three days with
soft coal and saves the coal bill as no
other utove does.
JNO. HUSSIE HWD. CO.
207 Cuinlnu Street ,
and conservative IniMnrcs and nraduat fallIng -
Ing oft of Imolnre * Rcnrrnlly Is the caimo
axsKcncd for the t-lnalng out of the cotab-
lloiinil Over for HnliMnw
NEBRASKA CITY , Dec , SO. ( Special. )
James Harding and Stephen Wllcox , charged
with robbing n school house In District No.
12 , were given a preliminary hearing today
and bound over to nwalt the action of the
grand Jury. Their bonds were fixed at ? 603
each , which they have not yet given.
M1NDKN , Neb , , Dec. SO.--Special. ( ) Miss
Jrnnlo Miller , about'II years of age , the
oldest daughter of L. M. and Mrs. Miller of
this city , was burled hero today. She at
tended church Sunday evening and suddenly
llentrW Sinn llelil Vt > .
BEATRICE , Dec. 30. ( Speal.U. ) When re
turning hamo from a party Just liatore mid
night. Will Squires wan hold up at Grand
and Fifth streets , and relieved of a solid
gold case watch.
AeeMeut to an Aireil Man.
ALBION' . Nob. , Dec. 30. ( Special. )
Father Gallycn was thrown to the ground
by reason of angon turning over nnd
his hip was biokcn. Ho Is an old Bottler
KiilutilM of Colileu r.nnle Soelall
Tlio Knights of the Golden Eagle gnvo a
unique entcrtalnmeiit nt their hall , corner
of Fourteenth nnd Dodge streets , which
consisted of n minstrel performance , the
) < arts being taken by local talent , The
first part waa handsomely utairod and dis
closed n group , composed of .1. P. Nestle-
bush , 1' . Ur-iiRstobrck. O. 13. Woods , W. P.
Cowan , F. Drown. M A. Jones and Gcorfio
Hopper. The olio portion was taken In
charge by Otto Golske , the Olympla Banjo
elub. MeUreun nnd Nestlpbush , and the
Knights of the- Golden Englo hand. The
performance concluded , a program of
twelve dancci , rounded out the evening.
Were I'loithiK a Itoliltevy.
Flvo tramps , Klvlnjr the names of W. V.
Mitchell , William Flynn , James Trncey ,
.Tamos MrCoy nnd Michael Onts. were
overheard on lower Douglas street last
night eonoootliig a solicmo to rob u North
Twenty-fourth street grocery store. Tin/
we're locked up at the station OS bc-lng
lMitSO. > AIil'1AllAt : Al > lIS.
F. G. Hamcr of Kearney was In the city
S. J. Alexander of Lincoln wns among the
J. B. Cessna ct Hastings was ono of the
R. M. Richardson and wife , Marlon , Vn. ,
are Barker gueats.
F. G. Yule of Lincoln Is In the city on a
short visit with friends.
C. L. Jense'n of Hot Springs , S. D. , was an
Omaha visitor yesterday.
Chauncey Abbott has gene to New York
City on n bilcf business trip.
J. E. Burke left yesterday for Lead City ,
S. D. , on a short business trip.
Will Mlllnrd has EOHO to Montana , to bo
absent for a fortnight on business.
C. A. Rutherford , local agent for the Rock
Island , has gone to Chicago on business.
D. II. Crorln of the O'Neill Frontier waa
among the visitors to the city yesterday.
W. B. Jerome- left last night for Chicago
and eastern points , to bo gonetoveral days.
Tom Cook of Lincoln was Inho city last
night while on his way homo from Chicago.
W. M. Jennings , C. H. Webster and II. A.
Haley are registered at the Barker from
J. E. StttUfTcr and wlfo left yesterday for
Chicago , where they will visit friends for a
Mrs. Fannlo O'LInn and daughter of Chad-
ron are spending the holidays visiting friends
In the city.
Miss Nellie Bragglns and mother and Ml&i
Florlno Murray are registered at the Barker
from New York.
H. MucnleferlnR of the Omaha Printing
company returned yesterday mp.iuinroiir
a three-months' visit toGt * niny.
Al Holbrook , stage manager , nnd. twenty-
eight members of the Delia Fox Comic
Opera company are quartered at the Barker.
C. Mason Talcott , Resistant local superin
tendent of the Pullman company , left lost
night for Chicago , to bo absent for a short
J. F. Richardson , local superintendent of
the Pullman company , accompanied by lilJ
wife , returned homo last night from an cx-
tonslvo Pacific coast tour. i
Mrs. E. A. Jewell , wlfo of the assistant
superintendent of the Pullman company ,
with headquarters at Chicago , v.-oa In Omaha
last night while on her way to Denver.
Luclcn Wells of Council Bluffs , A. T.
Rector. E. Rortnvatcr and Z. T. Lludsey of
this city left for Chicago last night to do
some work In connection with the Trata-
Owar F. Funke , for several years general
agent of the Connecticut Mutual Llfo In
surance company In this city , will remove to
Chicago durlniT the early part of next week.
Mr. Fualto has accepted n higher position
with another Insurance company In that
Ncbraskans at the hotels : Lane K. Stone ,
Keystone. ; B. R. Claypool , Orleans ; I. R.
Alter and R. W. Campbell , Grand Island ; II.
0. Paluo , Alnsworth ; John C. Martin. Clarka ;
A. L. Johnson , Crete : A. B. Hunt , Superior ;
Dr. R. II. Blanchard , Hcmlngford ; Robert
Mellon , AVnyno ; A. F. Bloomer , York ; A.
Alleo , Beatrice ; L. W. Gilbert , Exeter.
THIS IIHAI.TV MAIUvKT.
INSTRUMENTS placed on record Wednes
day. December 30,1830 :
Samuel Hnvvvcr nnd wlfo to James
nnd Francis Lousmnn , lots 72 , 73 and
71 , Kaspar's add $ OCO
W. G. Doano to K , C. Sawyer , lot 7 ,
block 1 , A. S. Patrick's add 803
E. S. Flor and wife to Second Swedish
linptut cfturch of Valley , lots 14 and
15 , block 8 , O. 12. Mayno'H 1st add to
Lllllo Dort to A. P. Hopkins , lot 12 ,
Second add to West SUlo 1
Prtrca Hanson and husband to 12. D.
Ilosinur , lot 17. block 3. Amen Place. 2
J. P. Flnley nnd wlfo to Patrick Hart-
nett. n % of lot ! , block 3 , Improve
ment association S59
II. W. Patrick to Nebraska National
bank , lots 1 to 12. block K5 , Dundee ;
lots H and 'J , block " 12 , " SaunderH &
H's ndd 3,000
QUIT CLAIM DEEDS.
W. A. lU-dlck to J. I. npillclf. n V. of
lot 1. and n ' / of o 31 feet of lot S ,
block IDS'/ . , (3iiialm ; lot 61 , Glue's
add ; p.irt of foveinment lot ) , In 2-
15-13. and o Vi of government lot 0 , in
Total amount , of transfers t C.1E9
Wbllu we're on the rug question we'd
like to state again that there's no house ,
anywhere that can olTer such rug Iwr-
gulns as WD are Just now rugs of till
kinds sorts and sixes nt almost any
price you can name and If yon were to
name the prices yourself you'd pay more
tlmit we ask for we've done some hart !
cutting on rug prices.
OMAHA CARPET CO. ,
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