Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 19, 1898, Image 9
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. . , , TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS , ESTABLISHED JTJ E 19 , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MOllNINCf JANUARY 1J ) 1898 ROUGH SHOD OVER PROTESTS' HemaTkablo DisrcgDrd for Pnblio Rights and Nebraska Stntu'.es. LICENSE BOARD BOLDLY DEFIES LAW ToMlimmy In Sujipdrt of ( > 1 > - ji-olloiiM mill AlliM > H Mr. lltlc-1-- coi'k to AllllinuiThliiK JiiNt nn He I , IK-CM , The thrco Individuals who are acting an a license board reached the climax of their audacious disregard of law yester day forenoon. Not only did they rcfuso to admit protoHs regularly ( lied'aga'nst the Issuance ot licenses to npplltaotn who bad violated the Sbcuin law , but In nevctal cases they absolutely refused to allow the remonstrator to Intro duce ovldcnco In support of the protests. They arbitrarily ordered the cases to bo de cided on the evidence offered In a previous case , ! u which the conditions were different , and after the remonstrator had bccci thuo aummarlly ruled out of court Uioy Immedi ately Invited 0. M. Hitchcock , who appeared for the applicants , to submit whatever evi dence he mlg'it ' desire. To such an extreme was the farce carried that Iho disregard of the law an.l the rights of citizens was ap- IMVcnt to cverjcciu In the room and the ridiculous rulings of Judge Gregory , who acted OH chairman , aroiif-ed as much omupo- mcnt on the | rt of the H'ectatnrs UB the antics of a bedizened clown In the sawdust circle. That the action of the board was foreor dained was apparent from the outset. The protests of E. Hosc-vater In a number of cases were set for hearing at 10 o'clock , but nt that hour his attorney , Mr. Simcral. wo engaged before the Beard ot County Commis sioners and lit oent word to ask that the hairing bo continue ! until toilay. Judge Gregory dec arcd that there were fully 100 oases on file and that the board wished lo get through with them as SOCH as possible. Ho asked that Mr. Simcral be notified that the eafies would be taken up at once. FOLLOW HITCHCOCK'S PROGRAM. This did not eult Mr. Hitchcock. He ap pealed to the board not to notify Mr. Sim cral. He slid that he was ready to go ahoid nnd asked repeatedly that the cases should be taken up without further notice to the protestant , evidently expecting to secure snap judgment ! i his absence. The boird hesitated at such a procedure even to oblige Jlr. Hitchcock , but finally started to over rule the piotests and grant the license. After two cases had been disposed ot In this way Mr. Rcaewntcr appeared In person and filled a halt. Judge Gregory threatened to have him removed from the room and Mr. Rcsowatcr replied that he had mot the slight est objection. There was a higher court than thU and that was the court of public opinion. Mr. Rosewatcr then filed a protest against the Irouance of a license to Herman Schneffer , 321 South Thirteenth street , whoso applicn.- > tlon had Just "ot-un ordered granted by the loard. The charge was that the applicant had sold liquor wltout a license since Jan uary 1. The board refiwod to receive the protest on the ground that the license had alreiJy been granted. Mr. Rcocwatcr raised the point that the license had not Jjeon signed or Issued , and that It could not legally bo lisucd while there was n protest undecided. The 'board ' persisted in Its attitude , however , and the case of Charles Schartow , 1224 South Twentieth street , was called. The- protest In this case was also on account of violations cf the Slocum law , but the board refused to Jicnr the evidence. It declared that the evidence in the Bloomer case uhould answer for thla case , and that the same ruling should be entered , OBJECTIONS HAVE NO FORCE. Mr. Kcvcwater vigorously objected to this unhoml-cf procedure. He declared that the circumstances atid conditions In ' .his ca < , e were entirely different from these In the Bloemer cnso , nnd particularly as far as they related to the bad faith of the ap plicant. Ho asked whether If ten men were charged with burglary In the criminal court , nine ot them could bo convicted on the testimony which was produced against one , nnil called the attention of the board to the fact that It had no right to decide ' ono case on the evidence Introduced In another without the consent of the re monstrator. But the board was not con sidering points of law nnd the objection was overruled. The audacity of this procedure was eclipsed a moment later when after evidence to support the protest had been refused Judge Gregory turned to Hitch cock and offered him an opportunity to Introduce - troduco whatever evidence ho choose. The same course was repeated In the case of William Johnson , 1023 Capitol avenue. In this case Mr. Rosewater protested against the Issuance of a license on the ground that tbe applicant had sold liquor on Sunday , but the board refused to consider It and granted the license. In these and all other cases Mr. liosewater served notice of appeal , and at this stage he asked the board to give a posi tive statement whether the men who sold liquor vhllo an appeal was pending were not violating the law. Judge Gregory dodged the Issue by saying that the board would cross every bildge as It comes to It , and the saloon keepers were left In the dark ns to the position of the board on the ques tion. Mr. Rosnwatcr gave notion , however , that while he did not wish to Inflict a hard ship o nine saloon keepers , ho proposed to stand up for his rights. Ho declared that the law shniilil be enforced and that those who Insisted' violating Its provisions takn the consequences. During this debate Hitchcock persist ? . ! In Interrupting the speaker until Mr. Rosewater - water finally renuiHtorl nlm to attend to 4il own affairs. "Bif I nm going to attend to your business too , " voclferv led Hitchcock , "Vce " Mr. " have , repllctl II sowatcr , "you been trying lo atlrnd to my buslncrfl fcr Buveral years with the result that your $500- 000 IBIS gone Into the Missouri river. " IULTHAS JKTTUH'S CASH. At this point the board Intervened with a request that piMtionalltlci should he dropped nnd the cuerof the South Omaha Brewing company. 413 South Thirteenth ttreet , wco takeu up. In till ? cage Mr. Roscuatcr offered the testimony of N. P. Fell , business manager - ager of The- lice , who stated that Balthas Jotter , the manager of the brow Ing company , Iiad never applied for Information In regard to the circulation of The llee. A copy of tlio fltllilavltH fihonlng the comparatlvo circula tions of The Evening Iec ) > and the Morning nml Kvcning World-Heralds had been deliv ered to Mr. Jetter. Mr. Jetter was called by Mr. Hitchcock and testified that he had re ceived a copy of The Bee containing the affidavits. He had never tried to ascertain the comparative , circulations of the two liapers , but had advertised In tbe World- Herald brrautn ho had heard some general < alU that It had thu largest circulation. On cross-examination by Mr. Hotiowater ho ad mitted ( hat his action had been largely tnllu. rnced by the resolution passed by the board. The sumo ruling was made In this case and thu appeal taken. The same evidence was offered on the ap plications ot Fcltz Nortllng for licences at J002 North Sixteenth street and 1025 How ard. In this case Mi\ Hitchcock took tbo etand and testified that bo had sent Nortllng a statement that the circulation of the "dally" World-Herald was In excess of 9,000 cobles. On cross-examination Mr. Hoaewater brought out rhe fact that municipal adver tisements nnd othiT advertising matter were Inserted only In thu Morning World-Herald and that other advertising matter was printed exclusively lo the Evening World- Herald. Ho then asked the witness what bo meant by circulation. Was It the number of copies that were paid for or the number ( bat were delivered. Hitchcock evaded thla < iuestlon by the general statement that bo thougtit bona fide circulation was bona fide circulated and refused to give a direct an- wor to any question on thla line , la answer to a question lie asserted that the subscription lists of the different papers printed In The Hco laat December were wrong and that the Wcrld-Heralds had sev eral thousand more regular subscribers than shown In those lleis. Thin elicited a chal lenge from Mr. Rosewater to produce the names thnt were omitted and an offer to pay $5 for every name produced In excess of 100 ot bona fide carrier delivery subscrib ers to the World-Herald papers not Included In the printed Ksts which Mr. Hitchcock professol to bo ready to accept. LICENSES QUANTED. At the afternoon session the beard granted all the remaining uipllcatlons for liquor II- tvrnses except a nutnbjr whhh were defective In form , and these were laid over to bo con sidered later. In all cases the protests were submitted upon the name evidence which had been Introduced In previous caseci. The tame ruling was entered and the notice of atycal filed by Mr. Rc vvutfr. : The only new evidence was the testimony of Clerk WtUhctis , which was offered by Mr. Rosewatcr the cases of FrcJ Staeoker and others to fc'.iow that the applicants bad not advertised In time to have their licenses granted by January 1. AA the bjard had ruled In previous casts that the charge of selling liquor without A license did not lie In CCCCB In which the applicants would l.avu had a license had no pretest bten filed , Mr. Ro. onatcr showed that oven under this rul ing the aiollcants hail violated the law , as t\icy could not have obtained license until after the first week of January evsn It no protest had been made. The applications granted jesterday wt''o : Arthur Metz , 1509-11 Hnuiey ; Michael J. Foiey , 121 North Fourteenth ; Samuel Knr- dowkl , 902 Capitol avenue : Tnomas C. Doug las , C > 02 North Sixteenth ; Gus B. Bondesson , 1121 South Sixth ; William Krug. 2201-3 Cumlng ; Peter Wlktr.an. 1513 Howard ; Get- telman Brewing Co. , C21-G South Sixteenth ; AdoVh Ilrandcs , 1201 Douglas ; Jamca Harold , 2J02 Lcnvcnworth ; Joseph McCaffrey , 111 South Fifteenth ; Albert H. Sander , 2402-C CuniS'iK ; Fred II Krug 4014 South Thlr- tocnt'.i ; Pnbst Brewlcig r-oiriiany , 311 South Seventeenth ; Fred Saekcc , 3C12 North Thir tieth ; Emll MoLr , C22 South Thirteenth ; Chirks Mols. 1723 Leavenworth ; Heniy MeU , 2401 Cumlni ? ; Charles Melchlors , Third and Hickory ; South Omaha Brewing comtany , lo'22 Dangles ; Fred Drews , 2023 Cuming ; 11. Jettcf , 1019 Farnam ; Franz LlntocT , Ninth end Jackson ; Herman Stelnhiusen , 1021 Snith Thirteenth ; William F. Wendhausen , 72-1 South Sixteenth ; Katie Bartos , 1211-10 South Thirteenth ; Emll illoemer. 2202 South Twentieth ; Morrlo Karpc'.es , 112 South Four teenth ; Henry Schrooler , 2312 CumiHg ; Daniel Jung , 900 North Sixteenth ; John Bowyec. 2227 North Twentieth ; William Meyer , 721 North Sixteenth ; Nelson & Jones. 1101 Farnam ; Samuel Uarenstoln , 4001 North Twenty-fourth ; Charles F. BoufHcr , 1401 Jackscn ; William Young , 2G32 Sherm-u avenue ; Friz Relmers , 2172 Leavenwvrth ; A. J. Qulstgard , 1312 North Twenty-fouriM ; Lcntz & Williams , lilS Farnam ; Charles Krug , 2C01 South Thirteenth ; Albert U. Wyllo , 1E13 Farnam ; James Douq'as , 20.1 North Sixteenth ; Herman Schaeffer , 321 South Thirteenth ; Fred. H. Krug , 414 North Sixteenth ; C. F. liouffier , 1823 Leavenworth ; Fred II. Krug , 20CO Popplcton avenue ; Henry Krug , 002 South Thirteenth ; William Krug , 3002 Wal nut ; William Krug , 1124 Chicago ; John Maltry , 1401 Webster ; Frt-d H. Krug. 1836 Vlnton ; FroJ Hunzlker , 1002 H award ; L. A. Goldsmith , 901 Capitol avenue ; Andrew Ny- bcrg. 111 North Sixteenth ; Charles Schartow , 1224 South Twentieth ; John Dahmkc , 512 South Sixteenth ; William John son , 1023 Capitol avenue ; South Omaha Brewing company , 412 South Thirteenth ; Fritz Nortllng , 1002 North Sixteenth ; Fritz Nortllng. 1(125 ( Howard. 'Monday the evidence In twenty-five ad ditional cases In which E. Rewewatcr pro tested against the granting of the applica tion because the applicants had been sellIng - Ing liquor since January 1 without a 11. cense was submitted and taken under ad- vlesmcnt. To avoid repeated rehearsals of the same testimony It was stipulated that these cases should be submitted on the same evidence which was offered in the cases which wxjre decided last week. This consisted of the' testimony of at least two witnesses In each ccte of their personal knowledge that the appl'cauts were selling as usual and the testimony of Clerk Wei- shaus of the board that no licenpe had been issued to the applicants in question for 1S93. 1S93.Tho decision rendered later was that the following parties should bo granted licenses : May & Hlller. 1303 Douglas : W. J. Lemp Brewing company , 1517 and 1519 Nicholas ; Sloup & Kruml , 12C3 South Fourteenth ; Fred Metz , Jr. , 2122 North Twenty-fourth ; Theo Baumer , 223 Norm Tciun ; Annie O'Hearn. 1002 South Tenth ; Peter Gravert , 2814 Cumlng ; William F. Garrlty , 123 North Tenth ; George S. Cackley. 123 North Six teenth ; Waller Stelnmetz , C01 South Tenth ; Adam Wendhausen , 1921 and 1923 Pierce ; Jerry McMahon , 1201 Cass ; Louis Schmidt , 1302 and 1304 Dodge ; Mary Cummlngs , 3320 to 3824 Sherman avenue ; William Hunt- zingle , 1S1G Military avenue ; John J. Par- rott , 1510 Webster ; Charles Marcs , 512 South Tenth ; Andrew Hummel , 123 North Twelfth ; Joseph Slnma , 612 South Thir teenth ; Frank Swoboda , 12C3 South Six teenth ; John Gulk , 2101 Cumlng ; Charles Loftmann , 1324 Howard ; Charles Metz , 2506 Walnut ; Henry N. Oerter , 1419 Douglas ; Charles Metz , 1245 South Thirteenth ; Ru dolph Havelka , 411 South Fifteenth ; C. A. Peterson , 1601 Vlnton ; James Frederlckscn , 1707 North Twenty-fourth ; George W , Mtihl- hauscn , 1801 St. Mary's avenue ; Frank Kotchmark , 5210 North Thirtieth ; Domlnlck Hnrt. 123 North Fifteenth ; Henry Hiiler , 522 North Sixteenth ; Harry J. Symcs , 311 and 310 South Fourteenth ; Hans Wiggers , 1320 Doditc : Hans N. Jensen. 410 and 112 South Eighteenth ; John T. Lind , 1109 Farnam ; John Shannon , 12J North Tenth. Thrt applications for druggists' licenses were sot for hearing today. Mr. Rosewater filed a protest npainst the application of Wil liam J. Shrader for selling liquor os a bev- rrago rod announced that ho would file other protests this morning. KKKIM.VR CI. ( Si W ITPII ON MI3IIIIY. ( innril Over ( lie AllrKpil Wife Mnr- ilcrcr HUM lli-i-ii nmilili'il. CHICAGO , Jan. 18. Tbo guards of Merry and Smith , tbo peddlers on trial for the murder of .Mrs . , Merry , were double. ! today. The police Icok upon them as two of' the most desperate characters ever In custody nnd not only have two guards been assigned to each man to watch his every movement , but guards have also been stationed at the lower door of the criminal court and everyone ono entering Is carefully scrutinized. The bloodstained sofa , on which Merry Is said to have murdered his wife , and a bent and blood-covered steve poker were brought Into court today. Merry was evidently nrrvous and gazed anxiously at the jury much of the OFmo , but when recess was taken and he was being led back to jail lie cursed lawyers , judge and Jury every step of the way. .Iny Katoii After n Mutcli. ST. LOUIS , Jan. IS.-Jay Eaton of Now York this morning Issued thu following chal lenge ; "I nm ready to ride against any bicyclist In the world , I will put up JjOO , nnd whoever accepts can put up another } iW. Then. I understand , the Indoor Cycling club Id willIng - Ing lo add any Amount to thla main slnko that will provo satisfactory to both parties. My challenge Includes nil the 'world ' chain- plonH. I urn willing to meet Lchr , S.tnger , Cooper , Hald. Taylore , Michael or any of them on those terms. The races to be one , two or three mile heats , best two In three ; or one , three nnd ( Ivo mile heats , best two In three , or all one mile he-nt * best two la three , unpace'd , single pare. ! , or tandem paced. This challenge will remain open until further notice , I would like to see some of the European riders accept my challenge , Lehr , the German champion , preferred , " To Sliirt Ilrllit-ry IiiVfxllKitl < > ii- > COLUMHUS , Jan. IS.-Thrve alleged bribery cases In the Ohio legislature will bo taken up this evening. First , In wlilc'i Mr. Otis says ho received Jl.'M to vote for Hanna ; second , In which'Lultn F. Jones ttaya ho was offered , but' did not arct-pt , io.OQO to vote for Hanna ; third , In which Senator Dodge aya be was offered by Senator liurke an otllcl.U position to vote against Hanna , The Hrst two voted against Hanna , and Mr , Dodgetor blm , and all are republicans , OBJECTS TO HIS LICENSE Frocscdings Bofora the Ponnty Boaid as an Excis3 Body. L , D , HDPKINS' ' SALODN IN D\NGIR \ Coiinly Co MI in I.H I oner * Ilpnr Tp tl- nuiny la SuiMiort of ( lie I'roti-Mt Kltpil AuillllNt | lu > AlUillcatloll for I'crnilNMloii to Sell. When the Dciard of County Commissioners met yesterday morning , the members tcok up the htarlug of the protest against granting a liquor license to L. D. Hopklno , who operates 'a salon o.'t the Intersection of the Dodge Street and Dennlnjton roads , outside the city limits. The protest was filed by N. P ; Fell , wf-o alleges that the applicant had published his notice of application for a llcor.so In violation of provisions of law , In this , that ho had p'ublldhed 1't In ths World- Herald , a paper that does not iiave the larg est circulation lei Douglas county. Dwlght Williams of the circulation depart ment of TUB llee was the flint witness called , appearing wl'ih the bosks und evidence of circulation of the paper on which he Is cm- ployeJ. Witness testified that the circular tlon of the Evening fice Douglas county during December li st aggregated 9,149 dally. Mr. Williams testified that the claimed clr- cuJi' ' Ln of the nvtci'lng World-Heiuld dur ing the same p rtoj was C.500 and fc.o MornIng - Ing World-Hetald was 3,000. He Bald that there w\ia no uch publication s the Dally Wnrlfl.tlernld nA ip.TtlHpil tn lipfnri tbn Flrn and Pollco Commission df the city of Omaha. Cn erosa-evimlnatlon , Mr. Wllams ! | ex plained the methods employed In keeplag and ascertalnlno ; tno circulation of the sev eral e-Jlllolis of The nee. The 9,1 (9 ( dally cir culation of The Evening Hce , wttacfe-j eald , did not include street or cotntcf sales. N . I * . Fell , business manager of The Hcc , testified on direct examination. WItncfa s id : "There Is no such paper published In Doug las county as the Dally World-Herald. There Is a dally Evening World-Herald and a dally Morning World-Herald. " Witness Identified copies of the Evening an3 Morning World- Herald and shoed that the evening edition carried the edition number of fifteen , while the morning edition showed an edition num ber of thirty-one. From hh own knowledge witness testified that the newa matter in the two papers was different. He had also hcaid that the two papers had separate subscribers. Chairman Klerstead asked : "Who has the contract for the city printing ? " To this Mr. Fell said that the contract was with The Hco and the World-Herald Publishing com pany. So far aa the contract with the latter named company was concerned , the city ad- vcrtlsimg appeared only lu the Evening World-Heruld , the agreement being with that and not with the Morning World-Her ald. ald.Ait the afternoon session of the county commissioners Attorney simcral , who ap peared for the protestant , N. P. Fell , an nounced that ho had no more testimony to offer. Attorney McCulloch , who appeared for the World-Herald , offered In evidence the flics of that paper , "both " morning and evening editions , for the month of December last. They were admitted without objection , after which he said that the notice of application of L. D. Hopklnu for a liquor licence waa published In the Dally World-Herald during the period required by law. This was all of the testimony that th protcstee had at hand and the case was submitted. Upon the adjournment of the commission- en. ' , they announced that they would pass upon the Hopkins case this morning. After thin they will take up the hairing In some of the other cases in which protests have bcru filed. In t'.io disposition of 'he routine business C. W. Hlco asked to "be ccnointed constable In Valley precinct. This was referred. Surveyor McDrldo asked for the sccvlo-s of one man to help him prepare the asscns- mcat plats for the ensuing year. The re quest was granted , and ho will bo allowed to him a man at $3 yer day , beginning Feb ruary 1 , to continue two months. C. W. Homan protested against the closing of the register of deeds olllce at 1 o'clock on SaturiMjs. At the last meeting of the board the county clerk was authorized to put extra clerks at work In the prepa'atlcri of the tax lirf' . YeiJterday he asked that two of tlie men mls'-it begin at once. The clerk was given the authority put the men to work. Meyers & Dillon , who bid 12 cents on filling proscriptions for the poor , reported that they did not want the contract for the reason that they had failed to secure the drug con tract. Commissioner Harto proposed to give the contract to tha Graham Drug company at 14 cents for each prescription. This was opposed by Chairman Klerstcail and Com missioner Ostrom , both ot whom said that the company had two drug sto'j-es. ono at Fifteenth nnd Farnam streets and the other out on We.st Leavenworth strept. It was prmopsed to fill tne prescriptions at the out- sf'le ' store , the members o the company saying that they did not want the trade nt their downtown store. On this explana tion being made , the clerk was Instructed to Invite new bids , the bid of the second low est bidder being rejected. COSTS MOXI3V TO Hl'X 1IIG C1TV. CoiiNollilntioii of CltlcN Into Cireatcr \otv Vorlv IIICITIIKI-N IO\iiemlltlircH. NEW YORK , Jon. 18. T4io corolderatlon of the budget for the greater city has begun In earnest by itho bdird of estimate. It ford- Bh.idcws an enormous total , perhaps $100- 000,000 , and that the cost of the government will be Immensely Increased Instead of being decreased as expected by the act of con solidation. For the mayor's office there WUH an Increase of from $25,000 to $30,000 , Mayor Van Wyck explnlned t at die was compelled 'to have a laiger clerical force , so that all warrants , stoks and bonds \\hich ho- haste to sign sh'ill ' bo properly entered , Hut the extraordinary Increase In patronage causeJ by the charter begun to bo seen when the figures for tiio local legislative assembly worn presented. The only Item to compare with was the $90,000 allowed 'the ' common council In the budget adopted by the Strong adraln- 4stratlon for 1897. City Clerk P , J. Scully asked for $200,000 , made up In ihls wuy : Council salaries , $08,000 ; aldermen's wlarles , $87,200 , and the romiilnder In city and borough clerks' salaries. In addition to these salaries , etc. , came the demands of the borough presidents for ' .iielr own lay and for their stiffs of clcrka Every division of t'bo ' new government will have branch ofllccs ami clerks In the boroughs as well as special clerks in the main office. The total for general administration , auditing bureau , collection of taxes , revenues , and the Ilka U estimated at $770,423,75. Ciirtcr Ordcrx n AUGUSTA , Gn. , Jan. IS , The Carter court-martial moved hero from Savannah this morning to hear the testimony of Miirlon TwlKKB. who Is 111 nnd confined to hln home. The couit-mnrtlnl wart held in the rooms of TW-IKSH' home. The wltnesn I-AUB assistant engineer of Improvement In Cumberland sound last year , under Captain Curler , Twlggs' testimony was regatdlng mattresses built under order of Captain Carter. Witness tatcd that innttremes were not In accordance with the Kpcclllca- tlons , The court-martial adjourned nftur n short t-ct-Hlon on ttccount of the weakness ) of" the witness. Till | lln 1 1Mi - u I'miHiyi- Combine , PITTSIJL'KG , Jan. 18-The United States Tlnplnto MunufactuiorK1 association IH In session here today tohear the report of the committee appointed nt Columbus , O. , lust month to formulate a plin for th ? consoli dation of all tlnplatv wllln In the country , D , G. Held of Hlwood. Ind , , presided at to- day'u meeting , which waa secret. Not more than a dozen manufacturers were present this mornlncr , but A largo attendance ance/ expected at the afternoon in IKI ; , AIIS n.vvi.vu'AX u.vsv TISU : . I'nllcc I'nnlilo to fopp tilth the HIIKJ- Burglars still miutgb to conduct A little business on the quiet , and tor this purpose appear to have a pecutinr liking for Kountzo Place. Somctlmo within iheast ! few daj * a thief entcrod the hoitao of M , E. Oran , 1914 Durdetto street , and , scrjrcd a bond for $392.48 of the Oregon -Railway & Navigation cottpiny. The band Vas' made r rahlc to A. C. Mattkon and It l > i > able Martti 1 189S. The rapc-r Is nesotiAblt ind m > y readily bo cashed by the thlcf.Acvdrf should the head quarters of thu cumpjlij4 , bo notified In speaking of the Wwir burgUrlea which have. transplre < ] In thb pity during the last few months Cactnln Hake' eajs : "It la true that these Jobs arc Wifccd w'.th more fre- quoscy than we wish oh ! > ivc them , but 1 do not think that tne iiel ahmeat . Is mtlrcly to blame. Tt must be remembered that on Ing to retrenchment In tha force we have lets men at the prcse : t tlmo than for many jears past. The force til told now only num bers severity-debt rues , and of these live nro on the sick ll t , leaylng 's but seventy- three. The number In the department under Chief Scavcy \ \ a 102 and tbo population at the time ot hk ? be'.cg In office was Icsa than It Is now. It Is true that Kountr.o Plico has very poor police protec tion. We have been able to place but ono officer In this territory , and owing to demands made by the down town districts , part of the tlrao cveo he WOB taken off the txat. The force will have to be enlarged during the holding ot the exposition or we will have more thefts and burglaries t'inn have occurred In the oast. lu spcilklnK of the men who arc now on the fcrco Captain Haze was reticent lu making any criticism , but admitted that a number of old men h id outlived their periods of usefulness. It Indeed they ever pco'cssed amy , and that the employment of live patrol men In their nlacea would result In a vast Improvement In the service. TWO sinis TO THIS STOKV. Mr. mill Alrv. Krniiittiiii Citvc Dlilurviit YcrNtoiiM of Tlu-lr Troulilc.M , Swan W. Fraaman deco not propso to allow his wife , Christina Fraaman , to have a divorce unices ehc moiiflcs her petition cud the allegations that' It couloirs. Seine months ago Christina Fraaman filed i'er pet'ltl ' n In the ofiloo of the clerk of 'iho district court. Getting forth that toer husband Is cruel , penurious anil an all 'pound bud man. She also alleges that ho has largo property Interests , augmented by a. dower she brought nlong when they were nnrrlod , Sep- 'tembcr ' 3 , 1S92 at Kearney , this state. At the tlmo of bringing suit she ashed tor an accounting of all of ISio property , alimony , nail that she bo allowed to retain the name , Krai man. Ycsterfiuy Swan W. frraamars filed his an swer and cro.-a-pe Itlon.'Ho acknowledge ! } the marriage , but declares 'that It ! s void. Ho eayo that a't the time when ho married the woman she had another husband , ono from whom she had rot been divorcoJ , and that this fact was kept from him , tbs defendant. Ho alsj cays that while he was a loving and obedient husband , eihasto and pure , trc plain tiff WES not whit she should have been ; tha't v.hllo she w.is presiding over his household , she was bestowing n-sr affectloua upon older men who were residents of Kearney. He de nies owing her any vum 'of ' money and sajo that when she married him she failed to bring along any dower In the ehape of ready cash or property. Fraaman says ho Is < no party wi'jo should bo given the divorce und for this document ho prays. Ho protest against the woman re taining hia name , but wya that he has no objection to her taking' r.ny other. nam that s"io may select. , IIK of : ii-ii < 'cke'H History. Anton Benecke , a salopii kceuor ot Cut-Off Island , Is In the hands' of justice in Council Bluffs , charged with larceny. Us had some experience in the courtsof this county four or five years ago. At that time there v\as a gang ot young men'In thla city whoso chief occupation conslfltoll In robb'tng freight cat's In the yards. Finnlly they were run down , but the place where they planted their plunder was not located'for a long time. In the cour-so of events the ( police became sus picious of Anton Ueneckf , who at that tlmo was running r. wloca on Nebraska territory In the vlslnlty of Cut-Off laVe. A search warrant tec the piaco was ipsued , nnd wlu-n It was served a large qlnntlty of stolen prop erty was found. Draecko was arrested , charged with fecelvlnR .stolen property , and on trial was convicted , and sentenced to a term of two years In thg penitentiary. After having served about a , year Mrs. Dcnecke appeared before Judgei Scott , before whom hec husband was tried and convicted , and with tears In her eyes she Induced the judge to Intercede In securing a nardon. A peti tion wi s circulated end signed , aad a few weeks later nenccko was. released. After returning from the peotcntlary | Benecke returned to bis old haunts , and about tbo first thing t'lat he did was to beat his wife and drlvo her from home. Since that tlmo Benecke has been running a ques tionable resort , but as It has been located outside the JurlsdlcUUftof this county , the local ofilcccs have not interfered with It. DoiiKTlnN Addition ClalniH. Frank P. Walsh of Kansas City was In Omaha for a few hours yesterday. Ho represents n number ot partlea who bold claims against the county , growing out of the Douglas addition matter and came here to consult with County Atorney Baldrlge relative to rajmont. He was Informed that the claims will bo p-ild ae soon as the supreme premo court passes upon the legality of the funding bonds voted last fall , piovldlng the court holds that the county bad authority to laauo such bonds. AVniitH ii Divorce. Sarah Whltten has asked the courts to divorce her from her hmband , Joseph Wblt- ten. She allege a marrligo that took plao In Ireland nineteen yearn ago. She caya that her husband was a good man I'citil four jcars ago , when he took to drink. Mrs. Whlt ten asks for alimony and such other relief as tbo court sees fit to grant. IlnrtNiui Will < o to Montana. Leonard D. Hartson , a stenographer In thee o III co of the clerk of the district court , has been notified that ho has been appointed tea a clerktfilp at the Crow Indian agency In Montana. Hart sen took the civil service ex amination last April and caused , cccclvlng the highest marking of any member of the class. He Is an expert stenographer and bookkeeper and will Uavo for Crow agency within two weeks. llnvti-r ( lOCH ( ocw York , Judge Baxter of the .county court U In New York , wheco ho tons been called to testify In nn Important ) will case. Ho cx- poMs to bo absent two weeks. All cases on the judge's rail bayo Ijecti out over until his return , j I.cfl llor Clillil 'on the Ilnr. PUESCOTT , Ariz , , Jan. 18-Whllo , the Cabinet saloon was crowded with hundreds of people Mrs. IJeJI , tins wife of n mining man , entered with u hnpo In her arms , and , placing It on the r ar , left witn this fare well : "Tho father of this child ilCHcrtvd mo and my u by , curing , inore for whisky than for either of UH. -AlBb to tenoer nov. ' his child , so that his upp ) > tte | mav be gratified to the extent of the deposit. " There was a wild ruh for tno youngster , Beventy-flvo men coming forward to u k for the waif. The probate judge wa.-i called In to Mettle the controversy and haf taken charge of the child , ' CliU'iiwn finrlinui'onlrnrl. . CHICAGO , Jan. IS. Judge Tulcy of the circuit court Issued a t mporary Injunction today restraining the city from carrying Into effect the provisions of Ihe recently enacted live-year garbage contract law. Judge Tnlpy g. ve as a reason for bis action that the legal limit of expenditure will be ex ceeded. The effect of the injunction appar ently mill be to tie up $2,000,000 until the end of the present city administration at least and compel a re-turn to the old method of dumping erouui' 'or , .he city garbage- IMS' ' AND GIRLS1 BUILDING Main Paatoro of Womin's Shara of the Exposition Work. MATTER NOT GINERAUY U ID.-RSTODD of thu AVonmii'n llonril of llrlnnH Out Some Xi-b- Iilrim nnil No Defi nite I > ocI Ion. The regular monthly meeting of the Woman's Board of Managers of the Exposi tion convened at exposition headquarters ycsf.erday. Fqur ot the twenty-eeven members were absent , vie : Mrs. Dutton ot Hastings and Mcsdtmos Kcysor , Cudahy and Martin ot Omaha. Under a rule adopted at the last meeting each of the members made n report of the work done by her since that meeting. These rcpsrta all related to the work done toward raising funds for ttio Girls and Boys' build ing which Is to bo crccetcd by the board. Mrs. Nettle Hollenbcck of Fremont reported that flho had been unable to do anything whatever In the way of raising money for this purpose. She said the Board of Educa tion had refused to allow the matter to betaken taken Into the schools and sfoe had been unable to get any of the women of her town Interest ed sufficiently to undertake the work of wising funds In any way. Tibs was the only case where nothing had been dene , but In nearly every case the reports from the districts outslilo of Omahd nod Council Bluffs wcc-o to (1)0 ( ) effect that very little had been accomplished. In rcoporuo 16 (11103110113 ( Secretary Ford reported thAtU e to'tal ' collcctlpns In the build ing fundN W.'ouuted to $3,514.35 , eome of which Is * 0lf\ln \ the i..inda cf pitroneiisvs. Mrs. HarMrd , chairman of ' he executive committee , M ) < ! it was evident that some other incurse would have to adapted to raise the tundo ncccs.-ury to carry out the project ot erecting a building for the mothers an ! the dMldreu. She then pressed the sc-hemo which has been under consideration for some tlmo by the executive committee , that ot Ibsulng a newspaper for the girls and Ittjs , ono Issue only to be gotten out and to bo circulated all over the state. Mrs. Har- frrd ea'ld ' 1.MS : liapcd by this mcir.ii to raise sufficient money to warrant the erection of th" bulldlns. 9vo Mid It was proposed to Issue an oJltlon of 25,000 copies of a twclvc- page paper , devoted to the interests of the boys and girls , printed on line paper und Illustrated In am atuactlvo manner. The ex position would bo exploited In the paper from a standpoint of Interest to the children , and articles on various subjects by oair.c ot the older children , including those in the universities , would appear in the columns. Mrs. Harford askeJ the women of the board 'to asriit ! n promoting the business features of the paper as well as the editorial depart ment. WOMEN WANT TO KNOW. A very general tlteciiffiion followed the presentation of this matter. The women from the districts outside of Omaha were so many interrogation points , and the > "wanted to know. " One question aakcd of them by Mrs. Harford wai ? whether , In their opinion. It iwould 'bo ' desirable to have ono page in thu paper devoted to each con gressional district , with articles contributed by local juvenile talent and local advertls- ( ifg'tb liclp moot the extra , expense of .such an arrangement. It took but a very few moments to return a most emphatic negative to this question , and then ensued a general discussion of the newspaper and the build ! Ing. There seemed to be great confusion In the minds of . the women outside of Omaha regarding the proposed 'building ' , its cost , who Is to control It , whether It 10 to too used exclusively for exhibits , and whether there wasn't some hidden scheme by which Om'aha would derive some benefit from It. The many questions were answered as fast as they were asked , the gist of the dis cussion bolns that , as contemplated , the building will cost about $7,000 , and about $3,009 additional will be required to pur- chnoo the pictures and other embellishment ! ! which the board has promised as awards to the schools In return for certain things to bo done on their part. This will require a fund of about $10,000 , of which $3.r > 00 bos been raised , by far the greater part of this amount having been raised In Omaha and Council Bluffs. It was further stated that the funds wherewith this building Is to bo erected are on deposit with the treasurer of the exposition as trustee for the woman's board and are not a part of the exposition funds that the building will be under the control of the woman's board , subject to the rules of the exposition ; that that board will be responsible for the success or failure of the project and will receive the profits or moke good the deficit. Secretary Ford Impressed upon the mem bers ot the board the fact that this bulld- IttS will bo Jn very great demand for ex hibits and'lcctures which are especially In teresting to women , pertaining to domestic economy and Itln.dred affairs. She said It wo.i practically certain that if the building could bo erected It would be successful and would reflect credit upon the board from a finan cial standpoint and etill have plenty of space for every purpose for which It Is designed , This discussion seemed to have a clearing effect on tbo atmcaphpre and nn adjourn ment was taken for luncheon with many ex pressions of satisfaction but without definite action on the newspaper project , or any other moans of raising funds for the build ing. CUT SC.VI.U Foil IMASTI3HKHS. Workmen Ifiiv < * n Orli'vancfKiiliiNl tlio SlntiComnilHNlnn , Trouble seems brewing about the Nebraska building on the exposition grounds , and or ganized labor In Omaha Is up In arms over what the leaders denounce as a scheme on the part of the Nebraska Exposition commis sion to not only break faith with organized labor , but to openly countenance a reduction In the established scale of wages In violation of the action taken by the commi'sslon at Its first meeting , when It resolved , with a great flourish of trumpets , that the established scale o' the labor unions In Omaha should form the basis for the payment ot all men'1 employed on the Nebraska building. The canto of all the trouble Is the sub contractor who has the job of plastering the Nebraska building , TheMaff and plaster con tract on this building wan let to Klmball Brothers of L/ricoln , who were the loweat bidders. The plastering was sublet to HcMcr & McCaelln of Lincoln , The representatives of organized labor say that the latter con tractors arc brlc-glng men In from the small touiie , and are paying them but 30 cents per hour , whcreaa the regular scale of wagei for plasterers In Omaha haa been CO cents per hour for several years. They bay that thU U the price being paid by all other contrac tors on the grounds , and they claim that It Is a violation of good faith on the part of the Nebraska commission to allow such action on thu part of the contractors having this work In charge , A committee consisting of W. II , Bell , president of the Central Labor union , John Brecn , president of the Plastercm' union and Matthew Clawton , president of tlio Building Trades council has been formed to taku the matter In hand and ueo It the difficulty cannot bo adjusted. Messrs , Bell and Breen of thla committee called on As sistant Secretary Dearlng of the Nebraska commission yeaterday to learn If any results had grown out of a former visit to him to ask the commission to compel tbo contractors to pay the union acalo of wagcu. They met with uo succena , Secretary Dear- Ing telling them that tin1 work had been let by contract and that the commission bad no control over the contractor BO far as regulating wages Is concerned. After leaving tbo olllco of tbe state com mission Lho two mumberg ot tbo committee were somewhat emphatic In expressing their disgust at the manner lu which the state commission has receded from the position It took at the outset on the labor question. President Bell says he la convinces ! that tha action of the commission In the first Instance was simply Intended ns a cop to organized labor , and nfter It bad developed that the building waa golnp to cost about $4,000 more -than was originally intended. It sc-eined to be the Intention of the commis sion 4o make the laboring men suffer for tbe extravagance of the commission. "Wo don't n k them (6 employ union men or Omaha men , " sMd Mr , Bell , "but we simply want them to pay the scale of wages In force here. They started out to bill 1\1 this tmlldlng by day's labor nnd brought In a lot of men from th ecountry who were not worth the 30 cents an hour they were pild. The result Is that the building has cost more than was Intended , nnd now they have concludc-d to lot the rest of the work by contract. Wo have no objection to that , but we Insist that the state should not bo the > monns of reducing wngrs on the exposition grounds when nil the other contractors there are willing to pay and do pay the full scale. They say they have no power ( o do anything In the matter , 'but ' wo do not Intend to let It rest nt thnt. Wo Intend going to Lincoln to have nn Interview with the governor nnd sco If something cannot bo done to protect the Interests of the people who pay a gccd share of this stnte appropriation. " Votrn of ( Inljior < lll < > it , A. H. Hews & Co. of North Cambridge , Mats. , have offered to donate n number of largo vases for use. In the Horticultural building for the display of largo plants. The Division of Grasses ot the Agri cultural department of tlio federal govern ment has applied to the Department of H\- hlblts for a half aero ot ground on which to show the work of this division. The Department of Publicity has had printed ecu'tal thousand slips of a slzo sultablo for slipping Into ordinary busi ness envelopes and will furnish them to any ono desiring to Include them In mall sent out of the city. The slips contain on one side excellently executed cuts of thrco of tl'o main exposition buildings , and on the other oldo arc- printed n few brief , pointed nnd pungent sentences outlining the Importance or the exposition. ci.rn > cMiMiTTnn. ( vt- Unity SrluctiH HN Clnilrinnii c.iiil Sorri'lnry. The executive committed of the Commercial club held Its first meeting yesterday and spent a good part of the time in the work of organizing Itself. C. is. Hayward 'was elected chairman aiU John E. Utt was re-elected secretary and freight commlsloncr. The matter of appointing the permanent standing committees was put over until the next meeting. John Steel , J. H. Dumont and J. U. Baum were appointed a permanent committee to have charge of the regular monthly meetings of the club. Tiic resignations of J. S. Brady nnd Alfred Mlllard as members cf the committee were received and accepted. Their successors will be appointed at n future meeting , A committee adopted a rule that a member of the committee shall be considered to have reslgncJ whenever ho Is absent from thrco successive meetings without excuse. It was provided also that the weekly meet'iig1 shall commence promptly at 12:30 : o'clock on Tues day and shall stand adjouined at a o'clock. Some time was spent In discussing the coming trip to the gulf on the Port Arthur route. Only members of the Commercial club will bo taken on the trip , and those who desire tq go are requested to notify the secretary at onco. The start will bo mndu on the morning of "February " 3. The trip will Inat five dajs and will Include a steam boat ride on the gulf. Secretary Utt stated that some progress had been made 1.11 the matter of bucurlng a new distillery , a starch factory and a grain separator for the city. Details regard ing these establishments have not been ar ranged. The committee recommended to the presi dent and congress the appointment of John J. Murphy as representative of the United States In llmrope to Increase the market for the agricultural products of this country. A letter from Governor Holcomb stated that he also has written In favor cf the appoint ment. The following 'wero ' elected members of the club : Kdward L. Dodder , jr. , J. L. Baker , W. H. Wli'ton , n. V. Nell , L. N. Condon. Julius A. .Perkins , n. F. White , Warren S. Blackwell , Charles S. Elguttor , C. P. Nor- wall , W. 'B. Meiklo , James Stephenson , U. C. Jordan , Artcmus M. Clarke , C. II , Chisam , 0. W. Garlock , E. W. Gunthor. CITY ATTOKXEY CO.NXKhl. IlKTITIl.NS. Coiilliloiit of Winning tlic Vllliliicl CIIHC lii SnpriMiio Court. City Attorney Oonnel returneJ yesterday morning from Washington where ho spent two [ Jajs In the argument of the Eleventh street viaduct case before the supreme court. Ho thinks that a decision will bo handed down in about two weeks and Is confident that the contention of the city as lo the liability of the rallroadi ? to build1 and maintain viaducts will bo upheld. In regard to the prospective quo warranto proceedings before the Nebraska nupremo court to determine the question whether tlio present acting Board of Fire and Pollco Com missioners has a legal title to office , Mr. Connell said that he had not had en oppor tunity to get h's ' bearings and was not ready to express himself. He thought he would bo ready to take the cauo up at short notice- as he had already given the Issue Involved some attention , The quo warranto paperj prepared by Attorney General Smyth have been turned over lo the city attorney by Mayor Moorce and It la expected that ho will bo ready to act very soon , 1'nrU Ilonrcl mill School nrnniiilM , The liaaril of Park Commissioners haa agreed to asslt the Board of Education In taking steps to beautify the school grounds preliminary to the exposition. No definite plans have been made , 'but an noon as the frost Is out of the ground the work will bo token up by the superintendent of buMd- Ings , In connection with the superintendent of parks. The park board will furnish iiuch treat ] nnd shrubs as caa bo spared , and the work will bo done by the Board of Education , IliilTnloor < lit > I'nrk , CoJttiel W. F. Cody was In the city yesterday - terday an/I completed arrangements with the Board of Park Commissioners whereby couple of fine buffalo will be loaned by him to thu commission for exhibition purposes In Itlvervluw park. It Is expected that thu ani'.mals will be received nnd Installed In their now quarters at tbo park within a few daya. ( 'li-n nlnir UIHVII Tovn A small Rang of meii were put ut work cleaning the down town street crossings under the direction of the Hoard of Public Works yesterday. During 'the past few days the crossings have Decomo almost 1m- patsable , and City Dnglncer Ilofcwnter says that nn effort will 'bo ' made to keep them clean on the principal streets until the spring general cleaning u to Abraham Drown , living near Thirteenth and Mapon Htreetn , was arrested on com- p'.alnt of his wife , Sara Brown , who nllcgca that she Is unaldo to longer ciiduro hU cruel treatment. Urown was arraigned before Judge Gordon en a charge of a . imilt and baticry. Drown < denlrs striking Ills wife and xnyx ho had him arrested simply to pertcouto him. ' MilH-'M Kirk \VilN Kllllll. Charles H , Wright , the negro who was kicked by a mule Sunday night , died at bin homo on South Sixteenth' ' street yesterday fhortlv after 9 o'clock , Illn death wna caused by Internal Itijurleu. The body was taken In charge by Coroner Swanson , but It Is not tftQugtit tha.t oj loguegt will bo nccea- * < cary * MAKING IT HARD FOR THIEVES Alterations in the Original Plans for thr Onnha Postofihe. EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AGAINST ROB3ER3 I'ontmnntrr .Mnrlln SM-k < i to lluvo XonOfllvi * Safe from Any I'QS Hlble llalil on tin- Money In Postmaster Martin has taken considerable pride In the now postofilco building anil hits been perfectly satisfied with It except In onn respect. Ho has not believed that sufllclont precautions have been taken against posslblo raids of postoflico robbers , mid that bugaboo , has \\orrlcd hitm to such a degree that ho la now Insisting on such alterations and addi tions to the original plans ns will lessca the dnngci ttom such attacks as much AS possible. There are two parts of a postoffice which would provo to bo bonanzas for any robbers who might make successful raids upon them. Those are the registry anil the money order departments. In botli there are frequently thousands of dollars on hnnd and In Might , which could easily bo made away with If entrance and egress were free. As a matter of fact. It Is somewhat strange that mor attempts arc not made to rub these depart ments. In the now postolllco buiir'nu ; the two de partments are detached. The money order department , which wouU furnish the greater bpolls , Is located acrofr1 the corridor from the main postofUce quartets , and entrance to It is , obUlm.l by means of n tinnll corridor. The reislstry departtticnt was oMsinally con nected directly with the main room In which the carriers cad n.o.11 men nir located. It la now cut off by means of u wire ocrcou reachIng - Ing to the calling , since Postmaster Martin feared that some robbers might dash In from the rear door and make away with valuable ) lottora before assistance could bo given. Thus the money order and registry depart ments are practically located In separate rooms. In each a \ \ oidenill ; twenty fcot or mme in height cuts off the public , \\hlcli ti-jnuacts Its hus'ncss through narrow win- dons , too small ( or anjbody to squccza through. There arc no connecting doors ami dllllcu.ty would be experienced In getting in Irom the irar. Despite this apparently sufficient arrange ment , however , thu'c remains one way by which the deportments could bo robbed. The wooden partitions are of const lemble height , , but they are bulk in such a fashion that they might be healed with little dllllculty. This fact has been noted by Postmaster- Martin , and It is liecaJbQ of this that ho Is Insisting on un alteration , which Is about to bo made. Heavy wire meens with points at the ten are to be creeled for sonic feet above the partitions. Any robbers would thus bo effectually shut out. Ho'ivy gratings arc alto to bo gut oi\ \ the windows In tiio two departments by wdir of the postmaster. , ' LETS SOME CON'TItACTS. Suporlntcmlcn" I atonsor yesteriliy re- celvc < l authority from Washington to award j ccntwcts for supplies wlilrh were adver- j Used for and for which bids were received ' during the early i irt of the month. The contracts have boon awarded with surpris ingly email delay , the recommendations of the superintendent that the lowest bids ho accepted being In ovcry caeo followed. The contracts have been awarded as follows' For 200 torsof bitunilroius coal at $2.32 a ton icr a total of $181 , to the Kansas and No- bii:3ka Fuel Co. For gara at the rate of $1.35 per 1,000 cublo feet , to me Omaha Gas comjiny. The com pany Is to furnlrii Wclsbach burners free , i nd < o keep them In repair free of charge. For electric current for lUtitlngand power , a1 , the mlo Tf 12 cents per 1,000 Watt hours , to the New Omalvi Thomson-Houston Elec tric Light company. For wlitcr at regular meter rates , to ( ho Omaha Water company. Fjf 7,500 pounds of ice at ll'O rate of 33 cents per 100 pounds or n total of $20.25 $ , to the Seymour Ice comiany. For dustern , scup and o'Cior minor supplies , to the Johnson Hardware camrany. For water cooleis und cusf.a.ri > , price $101 , to the Carter Hardware company. For repairing anil removing furniture ln > lliu old building , for $355 , to the Orchard & \Vilfcclm compjjiy. For wlni- ] shade * , at a price of $171.03 , to Oraiard & Wllholm company. The ciorxiuclfl will ho fnlllllcd UN onco. UblSS A.NOTIinil MViV'S A'AMU. liuNj Jliiiinrr InVliiI'll ii .SlrolIInif- MllK < T Millie II ] | | | | N < > . A young nun ot modlum height , drcracd In brown clothes , with a plnld mackintosh hat , went Into the postofllco last Sunday morning , and. going un to the general de livery window , askud for some juall. Ho- gave the name of Hen Walters , or I3en Wlltcrs , In n tone of volco which left the clerk In doubt. The government employe looked over the mull and told the applicant that he had a couple of letters for Hen Wlltors. Ho asked the young man If ho was that person. Upon bo'ng ' answered In the ullli mative the letters' wrro handed over. Monday morning tlio sumo young man called at the window In cliaigo of Clerk Hurmelster and presented a money order made out to Hen Wlltcrs for ? 25 , lie waa it stranger to Mr. lliirmelutor , and a third peiNon , whom the clerk considered responsi ble , waa railed In to Identify the holder of the paper. It was then taefried. Mon- llay unothcr young niitn. who averted his iiaiiKj WJH lien Wlltcrs , called ut the post- ofllco and bald ho was oxpvctlng n couple ot letters from his mother In Milwaukee , one. of which ho felt certain contained n money order for $25. When told that the letters lu < ] alit'udy been dcllveiru to another per son ho Immcdlatoly denounced him as being a fraud and proJucoii papers to verify his statements. Tim genuine Wlltera says ho lives near Sixteenth and Howard HtrcctH , that ho had formerly lived In Lemars , la. , flmll that ho had been In Omaha for about a fortnight. Ho war much exercised over the loss of the money , ns hu expressed himself as 'being ' In need or It. From dejcrlptlots given by the postoftlco employes Postal Inspector Sinclair got trajo of his HMII and finally located him at the Dodge European hotel at Thirteenth nnJ Do3ge streets. lie WES registered there aa Hen Walters and together with another man ami a boy Iiad but latclj arrived from Memphis. Tend. The tile had been earning n living by ringing around the city la ejlocris , Walters was not at the hotel when the olllclal called no he left ward with the clerk to notify either himself or the police , the moment the man returned. In order to. not excite suspicion Inspector Sinclair then left. Shortly after 8 Monday night Wnltcra returned to the hold and ax soon IK he had gone to his room Clerk Kalmbach notified Officer J. II , Storey. The officer took his man In charge and walked him over to the box at Fourteenth und Douglas streets , Walters went along without making any trouble un til the box was reached. As the officer started to get out hit patrol key , Walters jammed him up against the box nnd heforo he re covered his breath hi * primmer was half way down the block. The officer , though possessed with lofig legs , for BOWU reason- railed to uw > them , and a fleeting gllmpso of Walters at ho ducted around a corner wan all be watt able to catch. The fugitive's hat which ha dropped lu Ills hutto was brought to the po- llco station and has been left In the cap- tain's ofIIco aa a clew to the Identification of the culprit , A full description of Wallow has alto been placed by the govcintnent ofU- clal with the police , and as one * of tbo post- lolllco employe * ! observed yesterday mornlngl "If the snow docu not full attd coyer hfe track * U" > v may catcb blm. " . l'