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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ELEVENTH YEAR OMAHA TUI-SDAY 'MORN.ING , EBBHUAEY 21 1882. 20 ] rr SHOCKING MURDER. The Village of Waverly Horri- fled by a Oold-Bloodod Crime. Jnmoa Cook Shot Through the Heart nnd Instnntly Killed by a Man Named Uavon Nnrrow Escape of the Criminal from Lynching. The following special dispatch wns received nt THE BEK oflico yester day : LINCOLN , February 20. Another shocking murder has been committed nt Wnverly. James Cook nnd ono R. D. llnvon , from Ken tucky , were in n bar rooni last even ing about 5 o'clock , nnd got into n discussion as to the spelling of the word "peddler. " The discussion ended in blows , when Raven drew n pistol and shot Cook through the heart , killing him instantly. Cook is n brother of our enterprising grocer in this city , nnd was n rcapeo table young man , engaged in the lum ber and grain trade nt Wnverly. Haven is in jail. Further particulars of this cold blooded affair were obtained from a gentlemen who came from there yes terday. It appears that "Raven nnd another man were discussing the spelling of the word "poddlor" quite excitedly , when Cook sided against Haven and told him he was mistaken. Haven thereupon called Cook n and a liar. Cook slapped or struck him in the lace , when Raven pulled his revolver and fired , killing 'Cook instantly , as indicated in the dis patch. An excited crowd immodiatolygnth- erod , and while some borp the body of the murdered man to his home , others seized the assassin. A telegram waa sent Sheriff Ensign nt Lincoln , \ and that official promptly responded ) When ho reached Wnverly ho found n large crowd gathered around the ho tel , whore a few doterminedmon wore guarding the prisoner. Somebody had procured n rope , nnd the crowd were prepnring to swingRnvon from a convenient tree. The sheriff assorted his authority however , and the crowd wore induced to allow the prisoner to bo taken nway without violence. Raven waa con veyed to Lincoln nnd lodged in secure - cure quarters in the county jail. Raven is n tramp painter and has been looked on as a dangerous char acter. STICKNEY'S TRIAL L/ A Somewhat Dramatic Scene in Court at Denver Friday. Stlcknoy Jumna Out of His Place and Attempts to Strangle Lawyer Jerome. Dispatch to The Chtc go Trlbuno. DENVEK , Colo. , February 17. To \ day was one of sensation in the trial of 0. W. Stickney for the killing of M. T. Oampau. The state occupied the day with evidence in rebuttal , and about 4 o'clock Mrs. Appel , Stickney'a former boarding mistress , was placed on the stand. She testified to Mrs. Sticknoy'a first application to her for board , in which Mrs. Stickney had advanced as her reason for desiring to como , her old acquaintance with Cam- pau , whom she afterward said had raped her before this timo. To .this the defense objected. Tno question vhich brought up the objection was , ' "What did Mra. Sticknoy state to you was the reason she wonted to como to the house ? " "Wo object , " said Mr. Patterson. Jilt. JEUOMK THEN AKOSK and eaid : "I desire to show by this witness that Mrs. Sticknoy came to the house and obtained admission there after repeated requests , because she stilted that Mr. Campau was an old friend of hor's ; they had lived to gether in the same town , and her hus band desired that she should board at the table there ; that subsequently Mr. Sticknoy returned , found his wife living there , paid her board from the time she had been living there up to the time they It ft together , and that consequently ho must have boon cog nizant of the circumstances undnr which she -waa living there. If the court ploaae , it is already in evidence on the pnrt of the defense that this defendant had observed suspicious -circumstances , as ho supposed , in the conduct of Mrs. Stickney with Cam- pan ; that ho had roeoivod n letter to himself from his wife when ho was at the Gunniaon which led him to uup pose that something might bo wrong ; " and that SUDDENLY A BOMBSHELL MOU8T ia the court-room. Sticknoy sprang to his feetandyelled , "You nronliarr A. dead silence fell upon the audi ence , and all eyes wore turned upon the vrisonor. Ho stood erect , look ing icross the table at Assistant State's Attoi'joy Jerome , scarcely eight foot distanS. Sticknoy's eyes were set in a fixcdstaro. Thonhis sister jumped up and tirow ] her arms around his nock , m/1 forced him slowly back ward , that as slio was about to over come hiinho sprang at Jerome. A dozen jumjed between them , but the prisoner , wth superhuman strength , forced his wty through them , reached the intorviownV table , and OKAS-HI ) AT JEIIOME. 'Tho latter stoo\ with uplifted hand .ready to strike bo prisoner when hu should spring irrosa the table , A dozen men aeizou the murderer and forced him slowl ) backward to his chair. Ho re trout id with his mouth .frothing. His sistu throw her arms trountl his deck and bore him down into his seat , where ho sat tjlnrinp fur a minute , nnd then turned his face wearily. Judge Heolm said ho would not order the prisoner shackled then , but would hare him mnnnclvd ana shackled if another such outbreak oc curred. Ho nftcrnurd oidored him to jail , but finally ngruud to wait iho decision of the doctors upon the ad visability of returning him. The stnto closed with the testimony of Dr. Dennison - nison , who examined Stickney last night. Ho testified that Sticknoy's ' eyes and blood were nflected. WHISKY AND PISTOLS. Obarles Dowers Empties a Six- Shooter at John Mayall. One Ball ITftkos Effect , nnd Produces ProbftblynFfttal Wound. rUttsniauth Journal , 18th lust. At about 8 o'clock ; last nightcUizons on Main street were startled by a number of pistol shots in rapid suc cession , emanating from the darkness in the vicinity of Peter Merges' shoo store. Inquiry developed the fact > hat an altercation had taken place there between Charles Dowers , Emer son Dowpra and John Mayall , all strangers in this city , and that the Fonnor had done the shooting at the retreating figure of the latter as ho ran from him diagonally across Main street , toward the restaurant on the southwest of Sixth and Main. JJoforo nnyon could icncli the ccuno of the shooting , both the man who did the shooting nnd the man who was shot at had disappeared , the man who serv ed as the target running down sitxh street and the nuirkainan seeking saio- ky in another direction. EIIIOHOU Dowers , who ia n cousin of Clurlos , the man wlm did tlio shooting , and who was with him nt the time of the altercation , was the only ono of the ! ) lligoront trio who wtia loft to nc- ouuut to the officers for the afi'air. Ho says that the party were all pretty well under the influence of liquor , and had met in n saloon some time oeforo nnd had had a quarrel over some money that Dowers cLumed Mayall had taken from him. They had separated , however , nnd the affair was no moro thought of until they mot nt ; ho time and plnco of the shooting , * hen the quarrel waa renewed , dur ing which Mayall struck Charles DJW- ors in tlio month with his fist. Maynll immediately aftorwnrd started to run , when Emerson Dowers called to his cousin to shoot him , nnd Charles ac cordingly drew his revolver , a double- acting six-shooter , nnd emptied every barrel at Mayall's retreating figure. Emerson Dowers wns taken in tow by the officnrs , and when soirched n pair of heavy brass knucklea was found upon his person. For some time it was not known what became of either OhorlesDowers or Mayall , nnd the excitement over the affair nnd partially subsided. About an hour or less nfter the shooting two gimtlemen were going homo along past the ditch on Pearl street , between Sixth and Seventh , when they heird a man groaning in the ditch. They wont back to Patterson's livery stable and informed Mr. E. Wheeler of what they had heard , and ho procured n lantern and proceeded to the place nnd found the man Mayall in the ditch almost directly in front of Mr. Pick- en's carpenter shop. tie wns lifted out and supported to the office of Dr. Livingston , Whore it was ascer tained that n ball had , entered the man's back juat below the shoulder blade and to tho' right of the spinal column. The doctor examined him and gave it as his opinion that the man was not very badly hurt. Ho was then taken to M. M. Curran's restaurant , where ho remained ever night. To-day Dr. Schildknect and Dr. Miller were called to make an ex amination , and found that the ball had penetrated the right lung and was lodged in the right breast. Dr. Schildknecht gives it us his opinion that the man is not likely to live. When found ho was still so drunk aa to bo almost unable to. toll his niiinc , and could give no account of how the shooting originated or who did it. There nro various theories as to the causa of the affray. The ono that gains most credence is that the par ties had been gambling and that May- all had got the boat of the game. He is believed to be somewhat of n sharper , and ono of the Dowers boys siiys that ho know him a year ngo , w hun ho traveled under the name of Mo Waters , Mnyall has beou engaged for some time past in trimming hedges for farmers in this county , and has lately boon at work for Hen ry Wolfe , on the Factoryvillo road' The Dowers brothers nro cousins nnd reside about seven miles south east of Ashland. Charles has not been willing to say very much about the affair , ouly saying that whisky and his temper did the work. Ono of the shots came near doing other fatal work. A stranger was stranding in front of Lawrence's res taurant when the shooting occurred , when a ball whizzed by him nnd crashed through one of the window panes , scarcely a foot from his head. Both the Dowers boys are now in jail nnd Mayall is in charge of the county commissioners. Ho will proba bly bo placed in the jail as soon as quarters can bo rigged for his comfort. Dr. Schildknocht will make nn effort to extract the bullet this evening. WOHKINO MEN HEK HEHK ! A good pair of Boots for 81.75. Lot of Children's Shoes nt Ii5 cents. Good pair of Ladies Shoes ut $1.00. Ladies' Slippers at GO cents. Extra good Children's Shoes 00 cents. Splendid Calf Boot nt § 2.55. This stock must bo closed out to make room for a largo now stock now on the road. road.WHO WHO & WESTBEUG , f7-tf 10th n < l TooVenn "HOUGH ON HATS , " The thing ikulred found at la t. Ask druggist for "Hough on JtatH. " It clears out rats , mice , roachen , file * , bed ( men : 15c boxes LIFE AT THE CAPITAL. The Collapao of the Star Route Diehenrtenlug to the Prosecution. Candidates for Governor nud Mny- Correspondence ol Tlwi Hits. LINCOLN , Nob. , February 18.Tho week which opened with such n flourish of trumpets , ns n week of great interest in Lincoln , has ended up ns n very ordinary ono. Monday morning every newspaper reporter nnd every hanger-on at the courts believed lioved the star route cases would re quire his undivided attention for a a whole week at least. But the whole affair came to n sudden nnd disastrous end on Wodneedny morning , when Judge Dundy decided that Clary could not bo compelled to answer nil proper interrogatories that might bo put to liim. Mr. Liinbortson did not look so happy ns ho might have done , and Mr. Webster was quite crestfallen , and not nt all inclined to enter into convers.vtion in regard to the matter. The end is not yet , ns there nro other ndictmonts against Messrs. Iddings , Corbin nnd Clary. And doubtless Mr. L-.unbertaon will make it very "torrid" for Mr. Clary , ns hodofoatcd , ho case by refuting to testify after 10' had agreed to do BO. The defond- anta are very proper appearing young non ; and though they might enjoy i cocktail or n giimo of "draw , " they do not appear in the least like crimi mis. The proprietors of the stage ino declare that they will make John lurny very unhappy. They threaten ill manner of oxpoanro against that ilistinguished individual. The sud den collapse of those cases threatened , o bankrupt the news gatherers , but i change in the weather and n few lorae thieves saved them. A long time since n man stole n pair of ponies from n citizen of the bour- 3011 state of Missouri. The other day Sheriff Ensign went ddwn to Gngo county , nnd wns fortunate enough to recover the missing animals , much to , ho joy of the before mentioned citi zon. The thief is now learning howe : o bo useful , and is wearing striped clothes ns a citizen of the great pro hibition state of St. John. State and municipal politics are now attracting some attention. The can didates tor governor nro very numer ous. The boy governor has served his time nnd ia expected to return to his rural home north of the Platto. But Mr. Alexander would like to stay. Ho lias n occupied n nice , comfortable office - fico so long and lived at public expense so happily that ho has a graat desire to remain nnd feed at the saino crib. As ho was a soldier , ho will doubtless seek to call to his aid the soldier ele ment. Mr. Dawes , the "gentleman from Crete , " is also believed to bo n candi date for gubernatorial honors. Hav ing been chairman of the republican central committee , ho doubtloos knowa how such matters are managed , and has a considerable following. From the city of Fremont in the coun ty of Dodge , comes a long , loud cry , "Goo. W. E. Dorsoy.1' Hero in Lin coln it is believed ho is a candidate and that he has n "barrel" to help him through. Fremont people scorn to know nothing of the inspirations of their fellow townsman. Wonder , if lie receives nil his honor uwny from homo. There nro ns many moro men tioned and when the time comes they willvprobnbly all get left. The city of Lincoln is about to pass through the throes of a municipal election. The office of mayor lias nothing to recommend it to any one , nnd still there nro n dozen of aspi rants. But what are a thousand petty annoyances when accompanied by the honor of being mnyor of the city ? John B , Wright is n candidate again , and evidently believes in a third term. No doubt ho will bo a candidate for governor in two years , All the justices of the peace in Lin coln are oandidatos for police judge. The emoluments of this office are quite large. A NUDB DEPARTURE. The Arrival of the Head of a Family Causes an Interlop er to Depart Suddenly. PiTTsnuno , February 20. Hon. A. W. Campbell , editor of the Wheeling [ iHclligencer , who became prominent in the Chicago convention becauau ho would not vote for Conkling's resolu tion to support the nominee of the convention , has instituted proceed ings ut Wheeling for u divorce from Ills wife. Una night hist week hu had arranged to leave Wheeling on a train departing at about 10 o'clock. He miesod the train , whereupon ho returned to the editorial room of his paper nnd worked until 3 o'clock in the morn ing , when hu started homo. It seems that Mrs , Campbell , under the im pression thut her husband had left the city , wns entertaining tv gentleman who had no business there while the head of the household was absent. Mr. Campbell had hardly got the door of his dwelling unlocked and opened when a man whisked past him out of the house , with nothing on him but his undor-garments , 'and canying his clothes in his arms. Mr. Campbell took after the man nnd chased him into n livery stable tvyo blocks uway. Hero he had some difficulty in prosecuting his search , us ho was opposed by u colored hostler , who was frioiidly to the fugitive , but finally ho discovered the man crouched down in a corner of a stall. Drawing him out into the light , Mr. Campbtill , who is u man of powerful physique , jerked him to his foot to got u look at Ilia fuco. On recognizing him , ho mid : "Oh , it's you , is it ? That's all 1 want to know ; " nnd walked nway. Mr. Campbell went to n hotel ami spout the remainder of the night. The next day ho bogiui suit for n divorce - vorco from his wife otf the ground of ndultery. The man whom ho had run down in the Hvory stable was George K. Whc.it , n lending merchant of Wheeling , and ono of the wealthiest men in the city. Mrs. Campbell in young , very beautiful , nd highly ed ucated. 'Mr. Campbell married her about four years ngo , when she waa n teacher in n female seminary nt Wheeling She is his second wife. Mr. Wheat in married. Ho has several oral grown up children , among whom are four accomplished daughters. Tlio event ia the talk \V.h'eoling , but owing to the prominence of the par ties concerned , the pipers of that city have refrained from mentioning DEADWOOD DETERMINED That She Will Have Communi cation With the Outer World by Railroad in Some Direction. Ami to That Eud in Malciug Some Doxtoroud Movementto Attract the Attention of the Mutiu- gorsand Capital. Cornipondont St. Paul 1'loiuor ,1'rcns. The railroad movement has gained L > rcat momentum sincouiy lautand al ready claims moro attention and ia of vastly greater intoroat to the people of the Hills than the political ques tions , division nnd admission , 'winch hungry office sookora have labored so long and strenuously to bpom. This Lnvrenco ) county projected , if , and the lower counties , Ponnlngton and Ouster , have promptly fallen in , con sequently it may reasonably bo in ferred that something will be speedily accomplished. The committiio of fifleoii mot on Wodnosdayftwhun sub committees were appointed lo' com municate with the soyernl railroad companies looking this way for the purpose of nscoitanking their views , plans and disposition. Luttora ex plaining the situation hero , uid the desire of the people to en courage in u substantial . manner an extension of some ono , liiio to the Hills hnvo been forwarded to the Chicago cage & Northwestern , Chicago , Mil waukee & St. Paul , Northern Pacific , Sioux City & Pacitio , Union Pacific , and the Wyoming , Montana & Pacific companies. Replies are expected in time to bo submitted to an adjourned meeting of the general committee. A meeting of citizens of * Poiriington codhty is called nt .Rapid tjhen a committee will bo appoiiitp V fact in concert with that of Lawnya.jouuty in securing congressional J , , .viority ( none existng-ir.-thetoi'rfvtfi A filul utts ) to vote twenty year b'bnds to the company first KXTKNDINO IPS LIME TO THE HILLS. No amount is specified , but it is generally understood that at least $500,000 will bo offered by the throe counties of the Hills. As intimated in a previous letter , public favor in chncs towards n south lino'for , the reasons that such would afford direct communication with the mining camps and districts of the west , and bocuuao Larumio county , W. T , south of the Hills , has already voted $400,000 in twenty-year bonds to the Union Pacific , deliverable upon the completion of - $100 miles of road. [ This bill has been defeated on ac count of the limitation clause , nnd n now bjjll introduced , giving the U. P. unlimited time to build the rend from any point in Laramie county it chooses. Only n few weeks ago an agent of n Denver syndicate vinited Deadwood for the purpose of looking over the ground and of fooling the public I'UMK ON HAILHOAD JIATTKH8. lie assured your correspondent that his company had ample means , and was disposed to construct n direct line from Denver to Duadwood , and would do so at once were it not for the Laramie county bonus , restricted , aa it is , for the benefit of the Union Pacific. If this could bo extinguished , or , at least , modified so as to permit the immediate competition by such companies us saw fit to enter , the rail road question would bo practically solved , Little or no encouragement is hold out by the Northwestern or Milwaukee companies , for the reason that , us their objectiuo point is hun dreds of miles to the northwest , in Montana if not on the Pacific coast , they could not , without n great devia tion from direct nnd surveyed lines approach the Hills even though they so desired , while the topography of the country bast of the hills is of u char acter that precludes the poesibility of u road from that direction , save at n very great expense. The Sioux City & Pacific made conaiderablo strides hillwards lust year , and will approach much nearer ere the close of the present season , but as it is generally understood that its objtciivit point is the Yellowstone park , and that it will pass around and bo some distance from the southern extremity of the lulls 100 miles distant from this city it will bo of very little advantage to this people. TALK OF A NOUTJIKIIN 1'ACJKIO Bl'Ult. A little talk hat been heard of a spur running down from the North ern Pacific , nnd a year or so ugo n preliminary survey was inndu with such purpose in view , but nothing waa done , and the company doubtless dropped out of existence. Such a line , in the absence of one from the Missouri nnd pausing on to Montana would bo of great benefit to the Hills , and of grout importance- St. Paul , which could thetoby secure control of a trade already vast and valuable , and which is continually and rapidly de veloping. The three counties of the Hills contain u population of 20,000 native , industrious , prosperous people , whoso yearly demand for supplies is Very largo , as was recently siiown in The Deadwood Pioneer , in a review of trndo and industrial developments for the year 1881 , From that exhibit 1 condense the following , lurulo up from reports of commercial transac tions entirely , mines , mining nnd mining machinery not being included , nnd from four trndo centers only : Dendwooil Cnpltnl invested , exclusive of ImlldltiK * . ? 1,147,000 AVOMKO stock . 1W2,000 Apcrrgnto unlcs niul ircclpU. . . , 3,77-1,000 Control Caiiltnl Invented . S'-I.HOO Avcrigo stock . -107,000 8nlonml receipts . 1.1U3,000 TorraUlle CnjilUl Invested . 22.SOO Hnlcsnncl rocolnt * . 101,500 Lend Clty- Cnnltnl . f.lW.OfiO A vcnxRo clock . H7y,500 Hnlm niul receipts . 1,818,160 , CnpHnl Invented . 2OI5C'.0 stock . i"ia r.on . Snlm niul receipts . G.OSO , WO The ubovo represents n amnll portion tion of the annual trndo _ of Lawrence county only , as in addition to the cities reported there nro in the hills , Crook , Spearfish - fish , llnpid , Ouster , Rockorvillo , Hochford , Hill City nnd ninny other extensive trading points , nnd very many small ones , which fully warrant mo in anying that the figures given do not represent moio than half of the entire mercantile trndo of the hills. In addition to this , it the largo nmount of machinery required in the develop ment nnd working of the many mines ; the demands of n largo nnd _ rnpidly incronaing aij'C'ilturnl community , nnd beyond this latter the cattle industry , the magnitude of which cannot bo ro'idily described Suruly this trade , with its possibilities and probabilities , is worth looking nftor , nnd whatever eastern supply market secures it' , or nny portion of it , will bo fortunate indeed. A railroad connecting with the Northern Pacific would divert much towards St. Paul. THE SCOVILLE LETTER Mrs. Garflela'd Position Renl- tive to the Guiteuu Oaee A ain Defl > ocl. MT . Soovlllo Sny Shi Dl I Not Ex- pootnRoplyto Her Lotto'- ' . CLEVKLAND , 0. , February 17. Mra. Garfiolu received Mra. Soovillo'a lot- tur this inuruing , but declines to make any stntuiiiont conconiiiiu it , although ix iniiubor of roportora and correspond- unts had called upon bur before noon. She talked the mutter over with one or two frionda , undgnvuJ. II. llhodes , her huaband'a life-long ftiond , au thority to give Biieh n statement of her feelings to the public as ho thought boat. Ho thereupon informed those who called that toward tlio slayer of her husband aim has no malice. Ho muat answer to his God a > . < . \ Uv-ths--American poophj. , . ,3for the sister and all members of his family she feels only profound pity. Further than this she asks to bo loft tilono with her Borrow , and to bo spared being dragged into useless and torturing publicity. Although Mrs. Garfiuld does not give any expression to her feelings upon the subject of Guitoai , it can bo set down na truth that she will have nothing whatever to do with the case , and that her fu ture with reference to it will bo as has boon her past , and that she will not addrosa President Arthur upon the subject. All rumors and stories sot nfloat in contradiction of this state ment are falno. Mrs. Scovillo. Chlcao Tlmu ? , Upon receipt of the information that Mrs. Garlield had roeoivod Mrs. Scovilla'a letter , a reporter of the Times was dispatched to that lady's residence to ascertain if she was aware of the manner of its reception. The reporter was requested in a dignified and reporved manner to state his bu- Hinc'sa. "Aro you aware of the fact , Mra. Scovillo , that Mrs. Garfield has ro- coivoilgyour lottor1 asked the inter rogator. "I suppose "ho lias. The letter was registered for Cleveland on Monday , and she should have received it before this time , " was the reply. "llion you have not aeon a nowupa- per report to that effect ? " ' 1 have not. I am getting very tired of the newspapers. They seem willfully to misrepresent mo and < my family ull of the time , in every man ner possible. A paper yesterday stated that I had written a letter to Mrs. Cnrfiold in order that she might uiio her influence with President Arthur in my brother'n behalf , which is all sheer nonsense , I got no rest day or night , on account of the news papers and the reporters. " Mrs. Scovillo looked , as well us spoke , her indignation. "You reporters - porters , " aho continued , "come hero it all huurH of the night and resort to all manner of subterfuges to interview and annoy me , and then make your interviews an sensational as possible. A reporter came hero and tried to in terview mo when I was so tired and worn out after my return from Wash ington that I could scarcely sit up , ind when my daughter answered i the Ijoll and told him I was indisposed , ho enid h 'would write us nil up good for not letting him in. ' She told him 'wo would get even with him if ho did,1 and when ho wrote it up ho lutd wo HLAMUKD TUB DOOK IN HIS KAUU , and quoted my daughter's words , but said nothing about his remarks to her , Afterwards ho came here with what li pretended was a telegram from Wisconsin , and tried to got in to interview - torview mo. " The reporter nsmired Mrs. Scovillii that he hud not come to make any misrepresentations , and her manner became finally more unreserved. Shu invited the interviewer into the par lor , remarking that ho would wil lingly answer any reasonable ques tions. "Mrs. Garfield declines to answer your letter , Blio says she bears IK ill will toward you or Guiteau , bu lops not wish to ho ( Imaged into no toriety needli'saoly. What do you .hink of her dcclitiiiii. to answer you lottorr ! " "There was nothing in the letter that culled for an answer , nnd I did not expect an answer. " "What wna your idea in writing Mrs. Garfield ? You deny the impu tation fiomo of the nowspnpera hnvo cast upon your motive for writing the letter ? " "I Imvo been wanting to wrilo Mrs. Garfield for the very reason that 1 gave in the loiter ; and , aa I stated ill that letter , I did write her last July , but did not send the lottor. I have written aa much as fifty aheets of pa per from which I have nuulo drafts trom time to time , until 1 had ar ranged it to suit my ideas as to brev ity and proper wording. I felt it to bo a duty it weighed upon my mind. 1 wanted to toll her how I foil for her in her great trouble. I wanted to show her that it was not the degraded wretch Guitoan , but n poor , msniio , Miisiniidoii boy , who killed her bus- bum1. 1 don't aeo lionmy letter could bo misunderstood. " "Do you think M s. G.ufield would have Written you in reply to your let ter if your letter had not been pub- liahed ? " "Sho might l.avo dune so , although thvro's a vast dilforonco in our sta tions in life. Slio is a president's Wife , while 1 am Guitoau's sister ; but wo arosutlering fora mad mini's fronk alike. Her suH'oring , no doubt , is moro intense than mine , an aho mourns the loaa of her husband , us only a wife can , while 1 mourn the loss to the nation of a great and good man , and that his lito A\na taken by MY DKMUKTEl ) IIHOTHEU. " "How do you account for the up pcunvnco of your letter in print before Airs. Garfield had received it ? " "I was almost at a loss to know how that h.ipponod until I found that ono of the drafts I had made of the letter was missing. I used ft great deal of care in preparing the letter , making a final third copy , which 1 registered on Monday. Ono of _ the copies I put nwny for safo-kooping , while the other was loft among my papers to show aomo of my frionda. 1 was very much surprised when 1 found the letter lutd boon published , and , not being able to find the copy I had left among my papers , cnmo to the conclusion that some reporter had Boc.urod.tho copy in some way un known to mo. Ever since this terrible calamity I have been writing all over the house , when ever 1 had a moment to spare. My writing materials and manuscripts were in almost every room , until alter 1 had finished the letter to Mrs. Gar- field. I changed my room then , nnd began , taking care of my papers. About this time some of my board ers left , and wo were answering ad vertisements of parties who wanted rooms and board. My servant had the privilege of showing parties the rooms I had occupied ) nnd yoveral times left gentlemen who coiled to look at rooms in my libra ry where my desk stood open nnd the papers upon it labeled and strewn about. On ono or two occasions , coming in and finding strange gentlemen there and the ser vant answering the boll for some ono else , I have eluded her for it. I sup pose in some wny it was found out that I had registered the letter , and sonio ono or two man nrrnn > od to call , nnd ; after ono had gene in to look nt , he rooms , the other would ring , and , while his call was being answered by lie servant , the other made free with ny papers. This is tlo ; theory the rest of the family advance as the only ono TO HOLVB THE MYSTERY. it might have boon several days bo- ere I registered the letter to Mrs. Sarhold , as every ono in the house enow I was writing ono , nnd it might mvo boon kept quiet until it waa cor- ain I had sent tlio letter nnd then ; iven to the press , for if it had boon iubliahed before I registered the lot- er I should have written Mrs. Gar- iold unothor. I don't know now whether I did right or wrenS to write , o her , but I did what I considered ny duty. I nm very tired of so much lowepnpor talk about our nffuira. " The reporter intimated that some > na had boon given n copy of her lot- er to bo sold to the iiowspnpora about ho time tlut oho registered her copy. 880. SHORTJLINE. 1880. KANSAS CITY , St , Joe & Council Bluffs U Til II UNIT Direct Line to ST. LOUIS ANDTHKKAST From Omaha nnd the Weat. So chtiKO ol < ' " between Omahn and bt. uoi Mid hut ono between OMAHA tat NKW YOHK Daily Passenger Trains EASTERN AND WESTEUN CITI E8 with LKSl CIlAHaESaml IN ADVANCE cl AU , OTUBU LINES. - Fblt entire line Is wUimx | > a with Pullman . i'klaco 81i't > | > lng Cats , 1'alacu l ) y Co chen , Ulllcr't iulety V iftt'ortn bud Coupler , and the celebrated WesUiiuhouho Alr-br ke. 3-Ueo that 5 our ticket r ad > VIA nANHAf CWV , ( IT. JOSEI'Il & COUNCIL DLUKKH 1U I ! rimj. vl St. Jotiqiu and St. Loult. llcViU tcr i > li ) fct all caution etnttona In th Wiwt J.K. UAUKAUD , V 0. PAWKS , Ucn. Suiit. , lit. Joseph. Mo ) OHO. V\m. anil Ticket A St. , Bt JOHOi > li , 11 o. &JIOT lioui ) * ) ) , Ticket Aft.nl , 1020 Fttnilirun btKut. A. U. DIHNAVD UoncrM Auuut , OUAIIA.NK BOSTON MARKET , Cuming Street J. J. PBESVJropr , Fresh and Salt Moats of all Kinds , Poultry , Fish , &o. , in Season. fTVtJBAKTP g * " * * * "WINE OF CARDUI" mnfces rosy uiul uluur coiunluxlons , Exalting Shooting AiTrnj- . NUIonil AmoctAtcd 1'rcM. LouisVII.I.K , Ky. , February 20. A very exciting nnd nrobnbty fntnl nlTnir took plnco this availing on Joli'orson street , between Sixth nnd Seventh , in which Joe Wyntt , ov-Rovornmont innrahnl who bnggod moro moonshin ers thnn nny mixn in tlio country , was bully nnd no doubt fntnlly wounded by .loo Ounninghnm nnd Thco. Connolly nelly , two deputies of the court. Wyntt ia n innn of colobrntod nerve , nnd is ono who hna never known fenr. lip hna hnd many oxcitiug incidents in his lifo nnd lina shot aovornl men , but generally WOH noting in aelf-dofonso or in the dia- chnrgo of Ilia duties ns government ofllror. IHit this time ho hna prohn- bly met his ninn. During the affair fourteen shots were fired. The diillculty commenced in tl eAster Astor house , n little hotel directly op posite the tire ongiiio house , nnd ended in the strcot , whuro Wyntt waa shot. The origin of the difficulty wna witnessed by none but the partici pants , consequently it ia some what difficult to give tlio exact particulars. It aooms wnrrnnta were out for the nrreat of Wyntt , charging him with selling liquor to minors. Hearing of this ho swore ho would pay no .ittontion to the \v4trants. ' 'Ho would bo damned if ho hud to pny the fines , nud no ofllcor could urrcst him. " lie ia said to have threatened to shoot nny man who laid hands on him. The oflicora attempted to nr- rest him , when ho pulled n revolver. Tlio ollicors did the snino nnd the bnt- tlo rngod from the hotel to the street. The marshal fired ten out of the four teen allots. Wyntt fired four times with his famous pistol , which ho calls "Trusty. " Uoithor of the mnrshnla were hurt , except that Connolly's forehead wns grazed by n bill- lot juat over the right oyo. Drs. Onrvin , Rodgora nnd ethers were cnllod into jail to nt- tend Wyntt , who wna found to bo very Horiously injured. The probabilities nro that ho will die. Ho hna three wounds ao far ns the doctors can de- tormino. Cnpltnl Notoi. WASHINGTON , February 20. Sena tor Call's resolution lolativo to polyg amy quotes from the constitution nnd says that its sections forbid congress cimating ntiy Inw by which persona not ascertained guilty of n criminal act shall bp deprived or denied nny rights or privileges or , immunities coii- forrod by law on othpr citizens. Senator Fryo'a minority renort of the contingent fund investigating coniniittoo will entirely exonerate Secretary Sherman and Major Power , chief 'clerk of the treasury , nnd censure Ountpdinn Pitnov nnd hia friends , whom Secretary Folgor re moved. of the Chostar Victim * . Pa , , February 20r-Slx victims' the late explosion' were buried to-day. All industrial estab lishments suspended work nnd em ployes nttonded in n body. Chicago lroaaoe. OUIOAQO. February 20. Tlour Easier. Whfnt Strong , higher and aotlvd. No. 2 Chicago pring , im@l24T for cash ; 1 2 < j for February ; 1 2 if for March ; 1 203 @ 1 2 i fo April ; i lGjf@l ! 20J fur May ; 1 2. " > 1 for June. No. 3 Chicago spring , ! 10@ 1 lOjj rojeotod , 70@78c. Corn-HlKlier nnd fairly active : 57i@ 57 0 forcoiih : C7jc for February ; 58 ja for March ; ( i'2j@03o for Juno ; rejected , 55Jc. OntHQuiet i.ut steady ; 412a fur cash ; 404o for February ; 40A j for March ; 40jo fur Ai rll ; 43Ju for May ; 43ja ] far June ; rejected , 30c. JlyaQuiet but steady , at 85o. Hurley Quiet but fu in and higher , at 1 08. Flax Seed Irregular ; 1 101 11. 1'ork Active but lonror ; 17 4517 50 for cash ; 17 45 for February nnd March ; 17C7jfor April ; 17874 for May ; 1807i for June. Lard Active but lower ; 10 50 for cash and February ; 10 52J for March ; 11 00 for June. Hulk Moats Shiiulilcni , 0 15 ; Hliort ribs , 0 70 : do clear , ! l 25. Whisky Lower ; 1 18. Ileo'ts. Shipm'ts Flour . 12000 10,001) Wheat . lfi.000 4,009 Corn . 95.000 104,000 Oata . 29,000 21,000 Hyo . 4,000 500 Barley . 13,00 J 10,000 Chicago Jjlvo Stock. CHICAGO , February 20. The Drover'a Journal icports OH follows : IIogH Receipts , 11,000 ; ehiiwienU , 9 , 000. The market not riU'.tahly changed uood natives , ficnrcc anil wanted ; common to moil jnixcil. ( i 10@G 70 ; heavy packing . .ml uhlpphiK. C 75(3)7 ( ) 25 : I'h'iU Jolnhia and larders , 7 30@7 50 ; light , 0 3'73J ' ; uldim and culls , 4 00@ti 00. Cnttle Kocelptu , 3,800 ; uhlpuieuts , lf 00 ; markut strong and active ; exp'iiteru 0 25@fi10 ; no very HUui-r [ cattle here ; goud to aliolco shipping , 5 GO@G 00 ; com * man to fair , 4 GO@G 20 ; butchers' , strong ; imcr to fair 2 25@3 50 ; good to choice , 3 75@1 70 ; btuekora and feedorn , quiet and Btoady at 3 00@4 90. 8heoi > KecolptH , 1,800 head ; shipment ) ) , GOO head. Market itrong ; Inferior to fair , 3 C5@4 75 ; medium to good , fi 25@5 50 ; choice to extra , 5 80@0 00 ; eastern ship ping demand fair ; local demand for fat uheep very strong. DR. P. BOHBBBR , Physician and Surgeon. OltllONIO DISEASES , HIIKUilATISM , tie. , A Bl'ECIALTV. Olllco , No.H12 Knnilum St. , between 14th and Utli , Omaha , Nub. j-8coil3in Qeo. P. Bern is REAL ESTATE AGENCY , ' Iblh and Codp.uStc. , Omaha , Neb. lln ? uciay noKfcTKintTi.ljrolieiHireliuilnui' * . NetoskaLandlgeffi DAVIS & SNYDER , IC06 Farnhum 61. , . . . Omohn , Nebr C ru.ulikcio < .icu 1AHJ < bulbil Mtiavtator ul , Urut Uaryalni In Imprimd Uiiui , ted Omulu city rroiwrty , 0 , F.IDAVIB V' UuuUb I U. ) .