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THE O31AHA DAILY BE'Ek VlIUKSDAY , APJtni 14 , 1808.
> FROM THE FARTHER WEST
COCOS ISLAND TREASURES
Searchers Claim to Have Located the
Hidden Gold and Jewels ,
AFRAID TO TAKE THE PLUNDER AWAY NOW
Inland Sold to > Contnln. . Half Doaen
Inhjibllnntn nnd f3U , < MOOUO The
Old Starr of the Theft of
SAX FRANCISCO , April 12. ( Special. )
The schoiocr Vine Is lying at anchor In the
harbor , and when her crew of six persons
ntcpped Into a landing boat there was the
air of mystery abaut them. The Vine nailed
away from this port about the middle of
November last bound , as her clearance pa-
1 > ols staled , on a. cruise to Central American
porta 'anilthe Inlands of the South Pacific
octan. At the time she le-ft there was much
mystery about her mission. Stories were
then current that cho had started out upon
nn expedition that had for Its end the loca
tion , of 4 treasure , and a treasure ot such
fabulouc wealth as the weavers ot fiction in
the wildest flights of Imagination never even
dreamed of. '
Their mission , undertaken with all thc
ecrecy that envelops expeditions of Its na
ture , -wa to find and dig for the stolen gold
and Jcweii ot a praud government , that for
sixty years have 1-Jln hidden upon a rock-
toound Island of the Pacific.
Despite the multitudes of obstacles that
confronted them the men ot the party claim
they were successful , that the treasure of
$18,000,000 was located , and In leas than two
of It will bo dl-
years from now $10,500,000
vldfd between Willis Aumock , and his wife ,
A. B. Graham , Edward Graham. Hugh Stew
art aud Eugene II. Ayera. These elx persons
claim they are the only people In the world
who hold the secret , and without their
knowledge It will be Impossible for any one
to carry away the princely fortune that In
1838 was stolen by the crew ot the bark
Mary Dca of Beaten , Mass. , from the Peru
vian government and burled upon Cocos
STOHY OF THE ROBBERY.
This Is the story of the Jobbery as they
tell It :
In 1838 the bark Mary Dea. under the com-
mead of Captain John Kwton , sailed from
Boston lor Callao , Peru. The name of the
flrat mate of the tark was Thompson. At
that time the Peruvian government was en
gaged In her bitter stfuggle with Chill and
the fortunes of war were such that when the
SMary Dca arrived at Callao that city was
momentarily expecting an Invasion from the
besieging forces of Chill. None of the war
ships of the former goveinment happened to
bo In the harbor at the time , and In order to
cave the funds of the national treasury , the
church plate and4he wealth of many private
individuals , the Peruvian government sought
the protection of the United States flag and
Captain Kcaton wan Importuned for a goodly
consideration to hide the treasure upon hla
ahlp until the crisis had paused.
This he consented to do and the Immense
treasure , consisting of gold , silver and diamonds
mends , was secretly brought aboatd the
> Iary Oca and stored away. A guard waa
posted to keep watch orer It. The tempta
tion was more than Captain Keaton could
withstand , vo , during the silent watches of
the night. The guard waa overpowered and
murdered , -the anchbr"-chnln was ( dipped and
the anchor left behljid andithe'xrlmlnal cap
tain" and bia band .of ( eltow jthwivoa set sail
and got awiy undiscovered : "TU.ey reached
Cocos island eighteen days later and burled
Maddened beyond the point ot human en
durance and with their , blood boiling tor re-
vcngo for the theft that had been perpetrated
upon them , the government officials of Peru ,
as soon as they could communicate with their
war ehlps , sent one of them to catch 'the
( Mary Dea. The bark was overhauled three
days after leaving Cocas island , the 'crew
were killed and Captain Keaton and Mate
Thompson were > taken aboard the war ehlp
to be carried back to Peru to tell where they
had burled the treasure or to suffer the pen
alty ot death.
"While the ship waa returning to Callao
It was becalmed. nd as fortune would have
It an American whaler w > is also beclamed
near It. For some strange reason Keaton
and Thompson were allowed the liberty ol
the deck and they saw and recognized the
American whaler. They nwnagej one eight
to slip past the guards and get over the
rail to the water. Then they swam to the
iwhaler and hero fortune again favored
them , for before fheir absence was discovered
a breeze sprang up and the American vessel
spread her sails. When the sun rose she
was out of sight ot the war ship.
The two men gave assumed names and
told some wolrd story of capture and harsh
treatment to the captain of the whaler. The
officers of'the Peruvian war ship , when they
missed their prisoners , supposed that they
had attempted to swim to the other ship
and that they had been drowned In the at
tempt , and besides the whaler having dis
appeared they did not know In which direc
tion to search for them.
SDAltCH FOB THE TREASURE. .
After eighteen months spent at sea Cap
tain Keaton managed .to get back to Boston
with , his secret undlvulged. The chance of
fortunV Tiaa , however , separated him from
Thompson ; Keaton .guarded his eccret with
a "Jealous alienee , and ten years after his
return to Boston he fitted out a ship to go
and bring trick the treasure. The crew was
a mixed , cne and they managed to get wind
of the purpose of the voyage and mutinied
BO the disappointed Keaton was forced to
He was not to be outdone , however , end
five Veara later he associated with htm a
Captain BoKUe , and the two again set sa :
( or Cocoa Island. They landed there safely
and found the treasure , but such was Us
magnitude that they were afraid to Uke 1
aboard for fear the crew would learn of it
Consequently they eecreted about their per
aons J20.000 apiece In gold and diamonds am
atarted to return to Boston. When the shl ]
reached Panama Bogue by accident fell overboard -
board In twenty fatboma of water and wai
drowned , and that part ot the Ill-gotten
treasure that ho had with blm waa lost.
Force of circumstances prevented Keaton' ,
ever again making aootber attempt to re
" cover the treasure , but before he died be lU'
( armed his aon-ln-law. Youcg , of the eecrel
ho .had carried with him all ot hla life an < !
which had only resulted In th most blttei
- disappointment * to dim. Young was never U
a position nor had be the meana to attempi
to Search for cold.
Several yeans ago Willis Aumock me
. Young In Mexico and they became friends
o Thla ripened into intimacy , and In a mutua
exchange ot confidences Young told Aumocl
of the hidden treasure and offered for a sun
* * A wwrm el ht a k t loaf at
U&al CUB * on UM vcene after BUT taking two
CASCARETS. Thin I am sura fcas caused my
bad Health for tha past three yean. I am tUU
taklnc Cascarets , the only cathartic worthy ol
Botlc * by aenslblo people. "
Oio. W. BOWIM , Baird , Hut ,
to sell to him the secret of tbe spot where
It was burled. Aumock had heard ot tbe
treasure , but had never placed any faith In
It. Young gave him Indisputable evidence.
tbat the treasure waa In exlatenco and that
U could be found.
The bargain was consummated between
the two men , and Aumock paid Young a
large sum for It Ho then took Young to
Dcaton with htm , and ca September 13 , 1S97 ,
In the city of Plttsburg , Aunrock's home , the
San Francisco Mining company wa.i organ
ized. Tbo members ot the compcay left
1'lttsburg September 13 In charge of Aumock
and W. M. Graham. They came to llils
city and remained here for eotne time , pre
paring for the trip. The scheMer Vine , un
der the command of Captain Johni E. Buros ,
was chartered tec 13,500 and freight prlvj j
lieges , which amounted to $8,800 , and ca
November 13 , the entire party set sail.
Mate Thompson , who had been with Cap
tain Keaton when they made their cucapo
from the Peruvlm war iblp , made hla way
to the Hawaiian Islands , where he subse
quently lest hi * mind. He Is supposed to
be alive to3ay. It was from him that Au
gustus Orssler ot Stockton Is supposed to
have gst the secret ot the treasure also , and
about , ten years ago he tet sail for Coccs
Island In the sloop Hayseed. This Hand
belongs to the government of Costa Rica , and
Inasmuch as the Peruvian government long
ago abandoned all claims to the treasure , be
lieving tbat It waa lost forever , the former
government claimed It.
Captain Geasier propcsed to nnd the hid
den wcaltli If the government of Costa Rica
would give him iwo'-thlrds of It. This It
agreed to do , but the captain was unable to
nnd It. He was , howe\er , made military
[ overnar of the Mend by the government
n hopes that he might some day unearth
he long lost millions , but so tar he has
been unable to do so. Ho has , however , re
mained upon the Island , and whenever for-
.une-seekers have come to. Its shores to find
the treasure he has Invarlaily specified that
they. If successful , muot pay the government
of Ccsta Rica Us one-third and hlmsslf an
eighth of the remainder. Aumock knew Ges-
sler before he left San Francisco , and when
Gtssler sailed he laughed at , what he sup
posed was a wlld-gccse chase.
LOCATED THE HIDING PLACE.
Aumock and his party tell of maay Indig
nities they suffered at the hands of Captain
Durns. In describing tbe voyage Amouck
"Captain 'Durns ' , the owner cf the Vine ,
msde a good thing out ot the trip. Ho
rcated us In the most abominable manner.
He promised an abundance ot good , whole
some and substantial food , but Instead wo
oaly got spoiled beef and ham. We kicked.
3ut It was no good. My wife did her cookIng -
Ing In her room of such canned goods
as I could beg or borrow from the coo't. ? he
was refused hot water by the cook upon sev
eral occasions. When we had been out two
weeks Colonel Hugh Stewart asked for clean
towels , an-l was told by Burns that ho got
all he paid for. He must have cleared nearly
C.OOO on the trip. He got his money In ad-
vaoce. He himself ha3 good faro for his o\\n
u f at everv meal , but he would sive us
none of It. On the return trip he abandoned
the Vine at San Jose de Guatemala and re
turned here by steamer , leaving the Vine In
c'.iarge 11 the first officer , A. E. SmaH. Jt
took us sixty-three days to crawl up the
coast to Sen Francisco.
'We i etched Cocos Island on January 1
and found that Its Inhabitants consisted of
seven r > ? 'Screi all Germans , two woraei , a
baby and four men They were platitlns
eolTee and raising pineapples and other
fruits. The rainy season was over , but tne
m id - > ao about eight Inches deep. Ta ? 'fluid
contains , tweoty-five square miles , but only
four ale under cultivation.
"Gessler recognized me and asked me what
1 had come there for and I told him I was
there to search for , the treasure.
' 'I found over 200 holes where former 0ek-
ers of the treasure-bad. dug for \ti \ J at
mcCrealized thateyen If I found thotreas4re
Serslcr would never let mo bring It nway ,
and even It he had 1 would have been afraid
to take It aboard the ahlp. He watched me
very closely , but J managed without his
Knowledge to satisfy myeelt as to the exact
1'ocatlon ' of the treasure and that it was
"As" soon as I had done this we ran some
false liaes and dug two boles as a blind to
throw oil Oesrier. I know itrcm the location
ot the treasure tbat be can never nnd U , and
that I and my party are the only ones who
will ever be able to do so.
"The Peruvian treasure Is burled In one
place , but there Is upon the Island $30,000-
000. The other waa .hidden there by pirates
who burled It In caves. All tbo old land
marks have been obliterated by time , but
still the location of the treasure la known
and It will be found. "
Willis Aumoek and party -will return to
Cocos Island as coon as the coming rainy
season Is over , properly equipped and armed ,
and In a , perfectly legal and legitimate man
ner will treat with "the government of Costa
Rica for their share In tie treasure for the
revealing of Its whereabouts.
SOUTH DAKOTA XKWS.
Connir Srni PlKht IB Box Dotte.
HEMMINGFORD , Neb. , April 13. ( Spe
cial. ) Yesterday waa quite an eventful day
at this place. The county commissioners
were In session for the consideration of tbe
petition calling for an election for the pur
pose of submitting toe question of reloca
tion of the county eeat. The board will con
tinue with tbe examination until Thursday ,
when petitioners and remonstratom will sub
mit evidence in regard , to the legality ot
Owing to the county eeat trouble , the com
missioner * were notified today that all In
surance policies on the court bouse were
cancelled , hence the building will be guarded
henceforth to prevent possible destruction
by fire. Messrs. M. A. Hall of Omaha , J. E.
Porter and Crawford and Hemlngford attor
neys represent remonsfratora , and R. 'C.
Noleman and. U A. Bury of Alllanco are
for petitioners. f _
No Volition In City Election.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. . April 13. ( Spe
cial. ) As the result of a conference between
the republicans and democrats of Chamber
lain , It has been decided to eliminate poli
tics from the approaching election for city
and school officers. The following ticket ,
divided ai equally as "possible between the
two parties , wai agreed upon , and will be
j elected next Tuesday : Mfjnr. L. 8. House ;
city treasurer , J. W. Warnhulsj school treas
urer , H. E. Hart ; police Justice. James Cllg-
gltt ; city justice , B. C. Huddle ; aldermen
from the First. Second and Third wards re
spectively , M. MoAndrewe , E. L. Drory , Pat
rick Henry. Members Board of Education ,
John A. Stroube , George Pllger , W. L. Cook ,
Of tbe appointive officers the republicans are
to have city auditor and marshal , and the
democrats city attorney and water commis
sioner. The new officers will be pledged t
economy in city affairs for 'the purpose of re.
duclng taxes to the lowest possible limit.
Aberdeen Cltr Ticket * .
ABERDEEN.S. . D. , April 13. ( Speclal.- )
Tbe following nominations were made foi
city officials at today's convention : Repub
lican , C. J. Hute , mayor ; George Belles
treasurer ; W. 0. Jones , police Justice ; U
C. Turner , city Justice ; Ira Barnes , treas
urer Board ot Education. Fusion , D. Me
Glachlln. Mayor ; ' John Mason , treasurer
Julius Flbt > eln , police Justice ; E. A. Scully
city Justice ; Ben Walter , treasurer Board o ]
An aggressive campaign being Inaug'
urated , a lively election Is anticipated.
Old JHnn < rt ( or Klondike.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , April 13. ( Spe
cial. ) 'Brldgewatcr ' claims tbe distinction ol
aendlns the oldest man who has yet under
taken tha trip to tbe Klondike. Colonel C
H. Chandler , who left there recently for thi
gold fields of Alaska , la 76 years of age.
Settle Iw SootU Dakota.
ABERDEEN. S. D. , lAprll 13. ( Special.-
A special train of four coaches , contalnlni
a large delegation of Russian Immigrants
pawed here Sunday , enroute to Eureka
They came direct from the old country and
will settle on land In their new home.
MADISON , 8. D. . April U. ( Special. ) Th (
directors ot toe Madison Chautauqua aaio
elation have appointed offlcer for the yeai
Buds * rraac Bi4at * lor tht * nr"fl u
scmbly. The length of the assembly was
fixed at thirteen days , June 30 to July 12 In
clusive. A full program has ben prepared ,
but all this preliminary work , IT 111 come to
naught unless seme way Is found to get the
association out of debt.
Stncktnrnj Elect !
RAPID CITY , S. D , , April 13. ( Special
Telegram. ) The officers efected by the West
ern South Dakota Stock association In ses
sion hero are ! President , C. K. Howard'
fimlthvllle ; vice president , H. A. Dawson.
Pine Ridge ; secretary and treasurer , Frank
Stewart , Buffalo Gap. The association ad
journed tonight. The attendance has been
XKW OIL WE'LLS ' TO UU ! MOIIEIJ.
Great Actlrlly In Ih * WyomlnK Oil
Klrlil Aliont Cngpcr.
CASPER , Wya , April 13. ( Special. )
Good business will bo. done In the ell fields
In thla part of Wyoming this year. Esti
mates of the number ot new wells to bo
drilled thb year range all the w.iy from
thirty to sixty , with an average of fifteen
barrels of oil per day for each -well. New
capital Is constantly being Interested und
new purchases of oil land being made. The
Iba and Daln Oil Land syndicate , for In
stance , has an actual ownership of 40,000
marketable acres and the sale co trot ot
250,000 additional acres , the entire area of
this syndicate's oil linds being located In
the great Salt Creek bisln. The holdings
of this syndicate are cited as an Illustra
tion at once practical and pertinent of the
Immensity of the oil Interests of the Cas
per region and of the almost Incalculible
results which must accrue from now as-
aured and rapid oil development.
The Pennsylvania Oil company , with Its
oil refinery at Casper and Its now actively
producing oil wells In the Salt Creek basin ,
will add this ycir probably ten new wells ,
and braider will purchase the product of
any wells put down In Salt Creek basin
by other parties , an oil plpo line front the
basin to the Ca.iper refinery being one of
'ho company's contemplated enterr scs for
.his year. This company naw has a .con-
ract with the King Transportation com
pany wihereby 150 barrels of crude oil are
delivered every three days by freight teams
at the Casper refinery , with a pomlble ex
ension of the contract to 300 barrels every
.hrce dayt" , the refinery Itself having lately
ipjvlded for a constant surplus storage ot
,000 barrels of oil.
Irrlurntlnn Intiv Mrxlco.
ALBUQUERQUE , N. M. , April 13. ( Spe
cial. ) The territorial commission of Irrlga-
lon and water rights , Vvhlch was created
iy the last terrltoKal legislature , held Its
Irst meeting In this city today. All mem-
icrs were prreent. Including Antonio Jcseph
of Ojo Oallente. president ; J. E. Saint of
Albuquerque , secretary ; W. A. Hawkins of
Silver City , Frank Springer of Las Vegas
and George Curry ot Rojwell. The corn-
nsslon ! to3k prellmlniry steps looking to a
: horough and systematic examination Into
: he present Irrigation systems In the ter
ritory for the purpose of making recom
mendations as to the best method to be
employed In Irrigation and the laws re-
qulre-d on. the subject.
HnblillM In Onllfnrnlii.
FRESNO. Cal. , April 13. ( Special. ) The
most successful rabbit drive of the season
was held here Saturday and a moderate esti
mate gives the number of pests destroyed at
over 9,000. It was what Is known as a shot
gun drive , a fusillade from guns loaded with
No. C shot beginning as soon as the rabbits
besan to thicken In front of the advancing
and Contracting lines. The rabbits were very
numerous and the shotguns were piled -with
such effect that the advancing line moved
over htajl of , the slain animals until the
corral \vas reached. At a distance ofa quar.-
ter of a mile from the corral ( he word'was
passed to cease firing and the flnal slaughter
was accomplished with clubs.
Snle of Colorado Iuilx.
MONTE VISTA , Colo. , April 13. ( Special. )
The slate I ? nd board made , quick work of
7,000 acres of ctate land here ! In two hours
forty-one quarter sections were disposed ot
Xor over $135,000 , besides the Improvements ,
the list selling for an average of $21 per acre
for bare land , the Improvements being paid
for outside of the sale price. Mcst of the
land waa bought by settlers , only about a
half dozen quarters being taken by specula
Orrjron ! \ > TV Xoto * .
The Altoona Press , In Umatllla county ,
expects to appear oo an afternoon paper
until thg campaign Is over.
A force of men hao been put to work.
cleaning the big Klamath ditch In Klarr.nth
county , and water will be turned Into tbe
ditch earlier than usual this Mason.
Business U light thle season in the Burns
land office In Harney county , and that office
has ceased to be a maximum office , that Is ,
the pay of register and receiver has fallen
below $3,000 each annually ,
The North Yamhill Record has some flne
samples of mohair , one from a yearling that
weighed only thirty-five pounds after being
shorn of its seven-pound fleece. This sample
la fifteen and a half Inches long. There Is
also a thlrteen-lnch sample from a 3-year-
old nannle , and a nine-Inch sample from a
Felix Fremery , an expert in growing and
preparing vegetable flbera , who was In Cor-
vallls recently In the Interest of the- develop
ment of tbe hemp Industry , hau setit-to B.
Woldt of CorvalllD twenty-five pounds of
bemp seed to be distributed In small quanti
ties. Mr. Fremery expects to visit Yaqulni
bay ooon to Inspect reclaimed tide lands to
ascertain their fitnesa for growing hemp.
A meeting of the Ashland sugar beet com
mittee was held recently to discuss the mat
ter of furthering th experiments of sugar
beet growing In that vicinity this UMaon , for
which purpose the committee was consti
tuted. The iKtmca of a number of leading
farmers adjacent to Aehland who had will
ingly agreed to try the experiment this sea-
ton were taken and others likely to do so
were also listed.
Iilnlto . n > 'otr .
During the last -week over twenty WU-
consln families have arrived "In Lawlston.
wltn the view of locating In ' the valley. They
state that thousands of h'ome s"eekens from
that tate will corao west this year.
B , F. Hershey , a prominent attorney of
Dayton , O. , Is In Eolse. He Is Interested
In tbe selection ot a large body ot tand In
southern Idaho tor the purpore of coloniza
tion , zays the Statesman , and represents a
large number cf Dunkarda and Quakers ot
Ohio who are anxious to secure contlguouu
farms In Idaho.
The recent snow is tneltlns and the Pol-
latch and Bear-creeks are onthe rise , -which
will be apprechted by the tlemcn as well
a the sawmill nwn. There are 18,000 tlea
long the Big Bear creek , which will be
floated 4o Kendrlck cs teen as there Is water
esough. . btsldfa along the Potlatch river
there are about 200,000 feet of Ion to be
It la believed at Moscow that settle
ment will ba reached when the commls-
elon appointed -resolution of the last
legislature confers ther with the represent
atives of the bondamen of ex-County Treas
urer I. C. Hattabau h. The bondamen had
all been greatly reduced In clrcumstancea
by the panic of 1893 and the subsequent de
pression and In many cases the bondsmen
are completely Imporer'ehed. Some are now
working for $30 to $50 per month to support
their families. They were well-to-do when
tbe bond waa signed.
Biff Plate GUM Plant.
IRWIN. Pa. , April 13. Lut night's fin
almost totally destroyed the Immense plan
of the Pennsylvania Plate Glass company
The only building of the big group of struc
turea that remains standing Is a small store
house. The company estimates Ita losa a
$700.000 , with insurance ot about $400,000
Fortunately the Block of plate gUu oa ham
waa email on account of the demand for thi
laat year being fully up to the capacity
President Kaiin stated today that the plan
would probably be rebuilt. Tbe companj
mployed about GOO ran. The p'ant wai
the largest Independent factory in the coun
OMAHA'S ' CHAMPIONS IN LINE
Western League Ben Ball Olnb About
O'BRIEN COMPLETE HiS REGIMENT
Denny I/roan Slfuaa.to 1'lnr First and
Caplnln thr Tj-jMii , nnd llrnt-
] ( , JCUhcr Come
Manager O'Brien ot the Omaha base ball
team has returned from Chicago , and with
htm comes information that will bo enthusi
astically received by the fans who have been
wondering for the last two weeks where
they were at. This to to the effect that
President Johnson has finally secured the
contracts of nearly every member ot the
team , ani that the men who have been on
the waiting Hat will report for duty at once.
Mcst of them are expected here today , and
It is expected that before the end of the
week the entire team will be on band.
It has been found Impossible to secure
Decker , but Denny Lyons has been secured
to play first .base and manage the team.
Lyons is not as hard a hitter as either
Tucker or Decker , but be U as good a first
basemen as any of them and his experience
and Judgment will be a valuable factor In
the anticipated success of the team. Both
FUher and Hemming have been signed , and
the Omaha club now has the fastest com
plement of twlrlcrs In the Western League.
As the team now steads Manager O'Brler ,
has about twenty plajers from which to se
lect his team. There are : Catchers Mc-
Auley , Blanford , Jordan and Hayes ; Ditch
ers Fisher , Hemming , Hageman , Turner
nnd Watktns ; Inflelders Lyons , Eustace ,
Roat , McKlnney , Clement ; and Grlfiln ; out
fielders Barnett , Camp , Law lor , McKlbben
and Whitney. No team in the league has
a better let of material from which to form
a championship team , and the fans are
Jubilant at tbe good news. Now the thing
la to turn out a crowd at the opeiatug games
that will give the team an enthusiastic
oend-off and convince the management that
Its efforts to furn'.ib Omaha with the best
base ball possible arc appreciated.
RvctttH OIL tin * Illuming Trnekn.
( MEMPHIS , April ' 13. Results :
First race , 'naif mile , 2-vear-old mnldens :
&ca Lief won. Laurenlan second , Parker
Bruce third. Time : 0:51. :
Second race , live-eighths of a mile : Algel
won , Horseshoe Tobacco second , Brandy-
wlnn third. Time : l:03Jj. :
Third race , one tn'Je ' , allowances : Isabey
won , Time Maker second , Mill Stream third.
Time : 1 3 % .
Fourth race , three-fourths of a mile , sell-
Inc : Georse B. Cox v > on , Wilson second ,
Henrica fnlrd. Time : 1:17. :
Fifth race , one mile , selling : Basqull won ,
Assifinee second , Jim Flood third. Time :
Sixth race , one mile , over four hurdles ,
selling : Captain I'lersal won , Aldonslna
serond. Mv Luck , third. Time : 1:53.
WASHINGTON. AWrll 13.Uesults ;
First race , six fiiVlnfruR- Sanders won , The
Alnnxman second , ' The Tory third. Time :
'second race , four and one-half furlongs :
, ucld won , First ) Kcult second , Gasford
bird. Tlme 1:23. : , " , ,
Tiilrd race , four furlongs : Gold Fox won ,
'he Diver secondj A Jieeves third. Time :
Fourth race , seven fuHongs : Louis N won ,
'nssover second , " Snapshot third. Time :
:33. : ' cio
Fifth race , onev mile : Mazzarlne won ,
rherrv Leaf ecQcd)1 'Jvlng third. Time :
SAN FRANCISCO/I / April 13. Weather
clear ; track fast at Oakland today. Re
sults : , 7 ,
First race , olev islktefrnths of a mile :
. ly won , Alma tcoft3 , McFdrlano fnlrd.
Time : ' 1OS : . v od- .
Second ro.ce. malddnai six furl one a : Oahu
on. Applejack second , Joe Levy third.
Time : l)3. : ) , , j ,
.Third race , selling , three and one-Aalf fur-
ohgs : Juggle won. , Hey Hooker second ,
Zacatosa third. Time : 0:43. :
Fourth race , mile nnd nn eighth , selling :
Earl Cochran won , Twlnkler second , Sweet
avordale t'nlnl. Tlnlei 1S5 % .
Fifth race , selling , six furlongs , purse :
? elxotto won. Lost , Girl second , Jlldlleht
bird. Time : .1:13. : . - . ,
Sixth race , eleven-slxte-cnths of a mile :
George Miller -won , Potentate second , San
Matco third. Time : 1OS,4.
CINCINNATI , April 13. Results :
First race , six and one-half furlongs , sell-
ng : Annahelm won , Practitioner second ,
Don Campbell third.i Time : 1:23 .
Second race , four furlongs : Black Venus
won. Hprmlon second. O'Emma third. Time :
1:31.TVilrd race , selling , ? Ix and one-half fur-
ones : Bon Jour won , Stanza second. Lit
tle Music third. Time : 1:23.
Fourth race , selling , five furlongs : De-
blalse won , Hal Garret second , John F.
Voct third. Time : .1:01 : % ,
Fifth race mile and a sixteenth , selling :
Banquo II won. Swordsman second , Carrie
Lyle third. Time : 1:32 .
Sixth race , six and one-half furlongs :
Marlto won , Panchlta II second , C. Kelt
tolrd. Time ! 1:231. :
Rniinea ou the Diamond.
WASHINGTON , April 13. Tne Senators
used up three pitchers and two catchers In
> entlng Toronto by a small margin today.
Washington ti 00218102-8
Base hits' Washington. 14 ; Toronto , 10.
Krrors : Wnshlnctort. ) : Toronto. 3. Batter-
es : Washlneton , Mercer , Amole , Dlneen ,
Farrell and"McGulre ; Toronto , Gaston ,
Johnston and Casey.
READING , Pa. , April 13. Score :
Reading O-'O ' 00000 2-0 2
Boston 22313000 -
Base bits : Readlnc. 7 ; Boston. 13. Er
rors : Reading , 1 : Boston. 2. Batteries :
[ leading , Woodruff. Connor. Shlnccll and
flnydon ; Boston , Wflds , Nichols , Stlvetts ,
Hickman. Keager and Bergen.
PHILADELPHIA , April 13.-S = orc :
Philadelphia 50030240 1 15
S'ewark 0 01001010-3
Base hits : Philadelphia , 15 ; Newark. 8.
Errors : Philadelphia , 1 ; Newark , C. Bat
teries : Philadelphia , Donohue , Platt and
McFarland ; Newark , Jordan , Carrlck and
One of Freinonfii Oldent Settlem.
FREMONT , Neb. , April 13. ( Special. ) ) H ,
A. Pierce , one of the flrot lettlers In thi ;
part of the state , died after a two daytf Ill
ness at his residence on Military avenue , thi :
morning , aged 63 years. He was. born It
Onelda county. New York. May 19 , 1829
April 2 , 1857 , he arrlfcd In Fremont , whlct
then'consisted of bta'two or thiee log houses
and took up 160 a&m of land which Jolnee
what waa then laid'trot ca a town on thi
wist , but which iuiucw mostly within th <
city limit ! ) . At theUlBie ot the Pawnee rale
In 1859 he Joined that' mllltai-y organlzatlot
which under tbe command of General Thayei
followed the raldeiU'Up to near the prceen
site of the village f Battle Creek , where t
small skirmish occurred and tbe trouble be
tween the settlers aadnhe Indians wu satis
factorlly adjusted. lonHe served during thi
civil war * In compihVK , Second Nebraulu
volunteers , in a I'ntlie monthicampalgi
against the Sioux cfhd Orowo In tha northerr
and western part ot-ttia Etnte. His compan ;
took part In several small sklrmUhca ar. (
ho was present afa flgnt at White Stoni
Hill which resulted Iff a defeat that kept th <
Indians quiet for eonie Hlme. Mr. Pierce fol
lowed ( arming untll'ftabout ' ten yeara ago
since which time n6l has been In the bul
nem of putting dovn cement walks and man
ufacturlng bee hives and bee supplies. H
was married on June Q.JS59. to Mrs. A. Mar
vln , widow of Seth P. Marvin , who built tb
first house in this part of < he county. H
waa one of the first members the Congre
gatlonal church , but changing his vlena 01
religion withdrew ffom its meraberrhlp i
few reara ago. Hta wife died about slxteei
yc-iro KO and of their eight children bu
two , a eon and daughter , sui'vlre. ' He was i
member of McPherson po t. Grand Army o
the Republic , under whose direction hi
funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon a
the Congregational church ,
William C. Blrirl.
HUMBOLDT. Neb. , April 13. ( Speclal.- )
H'llliam C. BUwIl , a well known reilden
ci this city. w found dead In his eas
chair last evening , at his borne In this city
He waa discovered only when a member o
the family attempted to waken blm at be
time. He waa (8 ream of age at the tlm
of Aili death , which waa caused by beai
failure. A peculiar feature of the case li
tbnt while Mr. Olssell waa able to come up
town and vote last Tuesday , be has for come
time been anticipating his death and left
with a friend a letter containing Instructions
rertrdlns the funeral and matters In that
connection. He especially asked that no dis
play be made and , after designating the
pall-bearers , asked that they wear no
badges , gloves , or other badge of mourning.
Mr. Blerell was quite wealthy and spent
much of his money and time In fighting1
secret societies , to which he was bitterly
opposed during bis llto time.
Mr * . SfirMh MnrDnlrtnld.
Mr * . Sarah MacDlarmld , wife of William
MacDkirmld , general foreman of the World-
Herald mechanical deportment , died Tuesday
night of heart disease at the family home ,
914 Mason street. Mrs. MacDIarmld hid
> een In Impaired health for several years.
She waa the daughter of the late Rev.
Mward W. Breckenridge of Blnghamton , N.
Y. . and oarne to Omaha with her huiband
wenty years ago. Three sons , Jcha , Stuart
md Leslie , and her husband , survive her.
ttrs. MacDIarmld wan a women of ntrong
Christian character sud Influence , and was
devoted to bcr hcnie and church. The fu
neral will be held Saturday at 2 p. m.
Srcrrlnry Oilcniro & Alton Hand.
CHICAGO. April 13.-Charles H. Foster ,
[ or nearly twenty years secretary and treas
urer of thn Alton road , U dead , of peritonitis ,
do had been 111 and absent from his office
only three or four days. Twn sons and a
dauchter survive him. Mr. Foster was also
secretary and treasurer of the Mississippi
Bridge company , as well as secretary to the
Jollet & Chicago and Louisiana & Missis
sippi railroad companies , both of which are
auxiliary to the Chicago & Alton.
A little boy asked for a bottle of "get up
In the morning as fast as you can. " the
druselst recognized a household name for
"DeWltt's Little Early Rl * rs. " and gave
him a bottle of those famous little pills for
constipation , sick headache , liver and stomach
SOUTH OMAHA NEWS.
Quite a number ofVomcn who reside In
the eastern part of the city are taking up the
fight for better street car service and pro
pose 'to assist the East Side Improvement
club In Us effort to have the Thirteenth
street car line extended to 'Missouri ' avenue.
The women who are pushing the matter have
Instructed an attorney to draw up a petition
in which each signer pledges to donate the
sum of $3 toward helping to pay for the dc-
slrcd extension. Members of the East Side
club do not take this view of the matter.
They assert that they are entitled to n car
line and unless the promises made by the
company's officials are kept they propose
to see to It that the property of the street
car company In this city Is assessed at Us
full valuation. Tracks of the street car
company extend through several mles | of
the streets and should the assessment be
made at anywhere near the full value the
taxes would be considerable. Last year a
protest was made toy citizens against the
assessment made and the council sitting as
a board of equalization taxed the franchise
of the company. This was the first time In
the history of the city that a franchise had
been taxed. One year ago the property of
the street car compaay here was assessed
at $8,500 , the taxes amounting to J37S.23.
Business men and others Interested here as
sert that this Is not enough.
On account of the service given South
Omaha people are virtually prohibited from
visiting Rlverviow park and as the gates of
)7ndicate ) park arc kept locked there Is no
place for the people to go for recreation.
From N street to Rlvervlew It Is a nine-
mile drive , while from the same point It la
a walk nf one mile and three quarters. By
tbo , grading of < I street betwecrvTwelfth ana
Thirteenth streets -street has been placed
In. a flrst-clasa condition and there Is uo\v a
good road from 'toe 'heart' of the city to the
Burlington tracks on. the east. The Burling
ton people have promised to erect a depot at
or near the foot or iMlsourl avenue as soon
aa a car line Is built to coined the eas ,
side with Omaha. Several conveniences thin
hinge on the decision of tbe officials of the
street car people In this matter.
ti > ( lie Vlmlnct.
By the dcclelon af the United .States su
preme court la the Omaha viaduct case the
right of the city council here to compel the
railroads to erect and maintain viaducts
across the tracks Is established. All of the
city officials are greatly pleased at the de
cision. as the Question has been a vexing
one. The two viaducts now In use are regu
lar white elephants OB far as expense 1 :
concerned , and the taxpayers have up to tin
present time been compelled to pay for all
repairs made In addition to raying for the
flrat cost of the big bridges. Several at
tempts have been made within the last fou
years to Induce or compel the railroads tc
txilnt and repair the viaducts , but without
avail. Since the supreme court decision wat
handed down the old talk of painting the
viaducts has revived , and It Is more than
Ilklv that the structure ? will be treated tc
a coat of paint before I rag at the cxpcasa
of the railroads. The decision also settles
the question as to whether the council baa
authority to order viaducts , and Inasmuch a
tha power Is given by the court it Is more
than likely that the council will lake etpps
to have a viaduct built acrois the track ! al
either N or O streets. This matter hJa been
under consideration by the stok jarda com
pany and the Union Pacific people for same
time , but no decision haa becci reached.
Possibly the council may save thr.ie comrd-
fllej any further worry by ordering ihe brldgf
built. Certain officials of tbo atok yasd :
company favor the digging of a tunnel undei
tbe tracks Instead of a bridge , on the g'ounJ
of economy , but the people do not seem tc
take kindly to the Idea.
HHctli In tliv Council.
The difference of oD'alcn existing betweer
the mayor and the president ot the councli
in regard -to the appolnt'cig ' of the commit'
tees caused a great deal of talk on the
streets yesterday. The law plainly sajs tha
the council shall meet on the first Tue2 < i ]
after the election for the purpose of or-
BMilzldg. Whether tbe word o"ganl.e rneani
to elect a president and for the president ti
appoint the committed , or for the electic :
ot a president only remains to bo seen , at
different persons look .it tbe mattro in dlf
fercnt IlghtP. At any rate the organlzatloi
Is In tbe bands of the republicans now , cnc
thn committees named by the trayor wll
not be confirmed union a number c
changes arc mide. The republicans cMlni li
have the best of the lurraln juu now. whlli
lihc mayor places himself In tbe attitude o
the man from Mlrsurl he insists upon b ?
Inc ghown that be la vronc in tbe stani
ho has taken. Possibly an agreement ma ;
be reached before tbe next meeting.
Important to Liquor Iletilern.
Councilman Kelly stated yesterday after
noon that he would Inalet upon the enforce
It is the Government
Internal Kcvcnuo Stamp
over the Cart and Cap
sule of every bottle of
Certifying to the Age and 1'urity ol the
NOTK. It J * the Government" ! Guar.
ante * that gor * with th > * bottllnr. bro
that the name W. A. UftUi & CO. U printed
on the tarop.
ALL DEALERS SELL IT
merit of the resolution pasted by the council
In regard to liquor denier * urcurlng their
licenses before May 1. The 1S97 licenses ex
pire on thp date mentioned and new llccntes
must be obtained or cite the saloons will bo
clcopj. The chief of police has already been
InstructH by resolution ot the council to
clcsc all raloons on May 1 where this year's
licenses have not been procured. Mr. Kelly
asserts that be will Insist upon the enforce *
mcnt of this rule.
ComlHInti of Cltr Hall.
The new members of the city council "were
surprised ah the condition of the city ofllcee
and It was announced ycsterdsy that the
landlord would be given notice to make some
repairs at once. The council chamber , as
wcl ! as the office * upstairs , need painting
and papering and this will be Insisted upon.
One member of the council said last evening
that If there was no ether way to force the
landlord to place the offices In a habitable
condition the rent would be withheld until
sueh time as the offices were nt for occu-
V. Oil. O. A. Oin < rr .
At a meeting of the committee of manage
ment of the Young Men's Christian associa
tion the following officers were elected to
serve until January 1 , 1899 : T. C. Marsh ,
chairman ; Jay Lavcrty , vice chairman : Dr.
J , E. Crothcrs , recordtnc secretary ; J , M.
Westerflcld , treasurer. On Thursday evening
another meeting of the committee of man
agement will be held , when the committees
will be appointed. Anniversary exercises
will be held May 1.
S. Arnsteln hag returned from a business
trip lo Chicago.
Henry Mies returned yesterday from R bus
iness trio to Tccumscih.
Dorn , to Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Ward , Twenty-
slxt- and K streets , a eon.
Fresh asphalt Is being placed In the holes
In the Twenty-fourth street pavement.
Anthony Karlo will be trlod In police court
today for selling milk without a license.
The losses occasioned by the Masonic block
flro are being adjusted by the Insurance men.
A son was born yesterday to Mr. and Mra.
George Hays , Thirteenth and Mlsurl a\c
nue.Mrs. . L. L , . Work of Spokane , Wash. , Is the
guest of Mrs. J. L. . Ilarnett , 924 North
City Clerk Carpenter was engaged yester
day In preparing the certificates of election
for the new members of the council nnd
The Woman's Homo Missionary society of
the First Methodist church will meet this
afternon with Mrs , Cressey , Twenty-second
and I streets.
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Liver aud Bowels , cleanses the sys
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its notion nnd truly beneficial in its
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Syrup of Figa is for sale in CO
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gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand" will pro
cure it promptly for nny ono who
wishes to try it. Do not accept nny
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