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AN AGED FEMALE FIRE F1EN1
ITho I- Startling Tale Developed from a Littl Replevin Suit. A PERSECUTED GIRL'S STORM Bhn Aedtiscs Tilrs , Jlnrrctt , Clothe of tlin Dead Botttli Unmtm f } TotiRli , with Arson mill Conspiracy. The Stock Yard i Gang. The issuance of replevin papers i Justice Anderson's court yesterday , an the recovery of a trunk bj * a young won : an , was the cause of the revelation of tale of crime which , if true , shows lha South Onmlm is infested with a gang c criminals of the deepest dyo. And wlui adds to the horror of the Inlo is Hie til legcd fact that n woman is llio leader o the outlaws , anil that to her is nltribuln bio the frequent fires which have nllliete that settlement. Tlio young woman from whom th ! story of orlrno is obtained is Sophia Lir strum , a Swede girl 20 years eld , who re pcatcd the tale in a straightforward mat nor to a Uic : representative wh found her in a room in tli Ainscow building at Fourteenth an Lcavenworth streets. In recounting th circumstances which led to I ho recover , ot her trunk she said Hint she had been 1 the employ of Mrs. Barrett at the sloe yards , and that two weeks ago her on ploycr turned her out of doors , rofnsln , to give up her trunk and other proporl which she had in the house. Since thn time she has boon endeavoring to recovc her trunk , but had been unable lo do s until the replevin papers were issue .yesterday. Constable Rnstin served tli papers on Mrs. Barrett , and was at fir * refused the trunk AT TUB I'OINT OP A ItnVOI.Vr.U , but finally the woman gave in and th Dfllccr took the baggage to Justice Andei Ion's office. There it was discovorei Uhat the lock had been broken and all th articles of value removed , its only coi tents being an old pair of shoos , Tli girl was much chagrined at the loss e her goods , and expressed her intontio of swearing oat a search warrant fo them. It was then that Miss Linstrun told her story , which she subsequent ! , repeated to the reporter , of the terr bio causes which led to her bcin driven from Mrs. Barrett's house. I was in substance as follows : "I nm a hair worker , and was living a Minneapolis when Mrs. Barrett sentfc mo to como to South Omaha and wor for her. 1 bad previously been workin for her daughter Mary , who ran a hai sloro in Minneapolis at 1238 Fourtl street. She agreed to give mo $25 ; month , and as I was out of work , a Mary Barrett's store had burned down , agreed to como. 1 brought a lot of hai with mo and everything to work i with , but there wasn't much to do ii that line in South Omaha , and so worked mostly about the house. I di Borne hair work at odd times. After I had been there some time Mrs Barrett proposed that 1should make u a lot of hair , and in the spring she woul fit up a store and wo would go into parl norsnip. Then wo would have the stoc ! insured for twice what it was worth , am after tlio business had been going si weeks she would HAVE THE BUILDING BUIINKD DOWN. She said that all I would have to d woulel bo to keep my mouth shut am swear that the goods were worth who Miey wore insured for. I refused lo g into any such business , but she tried t persuade mo. "She said that she had done the sami thing a number of times with the assist ance of her sons , ami hael always com out nil right. Once , in South Omaha , sin had poured kerosene on the iloor of i room where Dug Johnson lived and he son hud set it on fire. Everything wa prepared for the conflagration , and tin contcnls of the building were all packet up nnel moved without toss. From tha operation she said she made $000. Onci afterwards she had started a fire , but i was discovered anel put out. "Sho also said that lierdaughlcr Marv'i fctoro in Minneapolis was sot on lire b her son Frank anel that she made lots o money out of that. after telling mo all Ibis , I still rcfusct to do ns she wanted mo to , and then she drove mo out of the house , threatening tt kill mo with a revolver. It was a cold snowy day , and I walkcel to Omaha am have been hero since. " A FAJUI.Y OF 1'IKNDS. Continuing her narrative , Miss Lin strum said : "Mrs. Barrett also told nn about her son John , who was killed , ant that ho hail often helped nor burn build ings as well as her son Frank. John hai lieon in the penitentiary , and she had an other son in state's prison for killing i man. Slip had given the testimoir * against him herself , as she didn't hav any moro nso for him. rtl don't know what I will do now. ' . want my things- that she has hid some where , ami I am going to get them if can. I know she has some other stolei things down there for I saw some blank cts belonging to Dr. Galbraith which sli stole from him tlio night ho came to he house to dross John's wounds. " Since tlio burning of the Hammoni house nnel Dug Johnson's saloon on th night of November 80 , Mrs. Barrett am the Johnsons have been living in the sum house in South Omaha. A man who ha been boarding at the same place until Ih last few days was mot by a reporter las night. Ho corroborated tlio hinslrun girl in regard lo Iho property which sh claimed to have when she wont to Mrs Barrett's to live , and told some dnmag ing stories about the old lady. Ho o\ pressed tha bolicf that sho. in connectioi with the Johnsons , wore planning ANOTIIEK I'IKB TO OCCUlt SHOltn.Y. In support of this stalemient ho sal that the house where the families wcr now living was being stripped c its contents , which were being se orctly removed to Omaha. Ho fiiii that no hud visited the house in the las day or BO , nnel found the upper room bare , which fact Mrs. Barrett strenuous ! tried to conceal. An endeavor was mad to keep up appearances , and in his opii ion it > yas their intention to bum tli place in n dny or so and ulaim the insui anco on the contents which had been re moved , Tim 0001)3 IN OMAHA. To verify the statement that the Join eons had removed their goods to Omulu A reporter called at COO South Fourteen ! street last evening , where it was allege llmt they had been taken , O Vnouking ut the door , ho wti qulcUlyDailmittcd by a small , brieh npponring woman , who proved to bo Du Johnson's bolter half , Shn oxpruf.se herself as being glad to see the "youn gentleman. " but was sorry that she ha no "girls/ ' when it suddenly dawned o the roportoi that Mrs. Johnson was coi diluting a bagnio. This proved to be tli case , nr.tl nu inquiry for Dug drew 01 Iho information that Miv > . Johnson woul not have him at homo nights , us EI could not entertain hrr company wlic ha was present. The moms were foun to be well supplied with household good 'tiucithe pi opri'JtreBS iiunpuuccd .that si intended to have a grand opening in tii near future. KIM.KU IX A QtTAllflKT Mrs. Barrclt and her family , accordin to all reports , do not bear a very savor reputation. The first great promlnene that they received in Omalia wa * who John Barrell , llio oldest son , W.-H shot o the evening of November 85 , from tli ellectsof which ho died in St. Joseph hospital December 10. The cause wfiic led to the falal shot was a barroom quai rcl. Barrett was considered n hard mat and while attempting to run Brim Strathman's safoon with a hig hand , lie was ojcctetl by the pre prielor. Ho returned shortly , how ever , ami opened tire with a revolve through Iho window of the saloon. Tli room was crowded but only ono man wii struck by n bullet and ho was comp.ir : lively uninjured. Barrett then ran , pu : sued by the crowd ; In the street ho mi a man named Jack Cook and opened lit on him. His shots did not take ollcc anil ho foiled Cook with the butt end t the pistol. While lying on tlio groiin Cook tlrow a gun and shot Barrett in tli log , from the effects of which he die three weeks later. Cook was exonerate by n coroner's jury , who declared 111 killing lo liuvo been in self defense. THE OLD WOMAX. Mrs. Barren figured in Iho courts hot last October in connection with n figl she had with a woman named Sanehc/.oj Both wore terribly injured in Iho niolci clubs having been treoly ii'sctl on hot sides. Mrs. Sanclieyoy hael struck Mri Barrett with her hand' when the lattn secured a heavy sliillelah and struck Mr ; Sanchozoy n number of blows , tlrivin her inlo a store. As she e.ntered sli picked up a heavy stick , and wheclin quickly , struck MM. Barrett. Both w < men then ran through the town , flghtiu as they ran , anil would undoubtedly hav made mincemeat of each other if the had not been separated. Tin : oriiUK itAitur.TTS. Mrs. Barrett is said to have bee divorced from her husband. Ho is no' ' conducting a saloon at Minneapolis , an report says ho is1 no better than ho shoul bp. Tho'daughter Mary , as llio Linstrni girl assorts , is also a lire bug , as well i the son Frank. Slill another son is r < ported to bo in state's prison. Mr Johnson remarked last night that fourth son , Henry , came to South Omali some time ago for the expressed purno- of killing Jack Cook , the slayer of Joh Barrett , but was persuaded to return t Minneapolis without accomplishing h object. SOUTH OMAHA HUES. For some time previous to the killin of John Barrett and subsequently tl ; number of mysterious fires in Soul Omaha was something alarming. Indif nation meetings wore held by the citizci of Douglas precinct in which tlio town located , and the county commissions were requested to furnisn them with pn tection. This request was denied , an the citizens then formed themselves in I tire companies for their own proteclioi The last lire qccurrcel only a short tin ago , the building destroyed being a si loon. It was supposed at the time t have been of incendiary origin. ATTEMPTED KAl'E. The Charge Brought Against Slmo Itopo by Annie Bozwitz. Simon Hope , who conducts a talk shop on St. Mary's avenue , betwcc Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets , w : arrested last evening on complaint e Annie Bozwitz , for attempted rape , an was lodged in tlio central police stalioi The complainant is a young girl about 1 years old , residing at Twentieth an California streets. Her father is a tailo : and docs work for various shops aboi town. According to tlio girl's story sh went to Hope's shop last evening to ri turn some work which her father ha completed. She found Rope alone in tin'A store , and ho enticed her into the bac room. Tlioro ho threw her on the be and attempted to take improper libortie with her person. She resisted his ai tempts , and managed to make her ci capo. She immediately came to the cor tral station and told her story and the ai rest followed. When Hope was arrested ho denic that ho hael attempted to elo nnylhin improper with llio girl. "He admittc that ho kisseel her and callcel her a nic girl , but without any bad intent. Ho is married man with children. Both Kopo and Iho complainant ar Polish Jews. Tlio case will bo fully in vcsligatcd this morning. Union machine sows backwards or for wards. _ _ _ _ A JjiiCKy Letter Carrier. A suit involving in a measure the lia bility to their guests of inkcopcrs wa tried in Justice Helsley's court yesterday It appeared from tlio evidence tha Charles II. King , a letter carrier , abon the middle of last December delivered t Fred A. Joslyn , then clerk at the St Charles hotel , a letter for Frank E. Black mar , a guest of the house , containing $10C The letter was placed in the key rack was spirited away and was never deliver ed to the person addressed. Complain was made at the postoHico and an Invest : gallon had by Inspector Robinson , whic ] resulted in an order to withhold from th carrier's pay $100 for tlio benefit c Blackmar. King then brought an actio against George A. Joslyn , proprietor o the hotel , and the clerk , to recover th amount withhold from his pay by tli government , on the grounds of th'o de tondant's negligence. The defense sot u was that the carrier had not conforme ! to the regujations of tlio postollico ele parlmcnt in delivering the lollor , an consequently no liability attached to Hi hotel proprietor , The jury , after liv minutes' deliberation , returned a venlie in favor of the plaintilV for the fu ! amount of the suit. Duel With Knives. Joe Grace and Mart Conloy became it volvcd iu a quarrel last evening an resolved to light it out to the death. Tli spot selected for the duel was Tenth an Chicago streets , and knives wore chose as the weapons. The conflict had hi just fairly commenced , however , who the nolico swooped down on tli belligerents and convoyed thoi to the central police station where tlio wcro looked up for the night. Both ha managed to get in several blows wil their knives anel their bodies bore th marks of the sharp blades. Neither e them , however , wcro badly wounded , tli cuts being simply slight flesh wound ; Both men were under the influence e liquor , Self-threading Union sowing niachin Against the Plumbers. Yesterday Sheriff Coburn served tli the papers in nn attachment suit brougl by the Trenton Rubber company ngaitu Cowing & Co. , the bankrupt plumber for $1,075. The property attached wr n house ami lot , at the corner of Twoi tieth and Chicago streets , which is sni to belong to Mr , Cowing. There is som doubt about this , however , ns the dee docs not appear to bo on record. ' is possible thut Sheriff Coburn's ' uctio in attaching this property , will bo coi tested by Mr. Cowing. Thq Curtis Manufacturing company , < St. Louis , -Mo. , also s.\voro out an attael ment in thti district court ycsterdn njr.ilnst' Cowing & Co. , on an account < $71.00. Union sowing machine lusts a life tin' A CASE OF "HANS UP,1 Hans Young , the Snloonist , Closed by c Army of Hungry Creditors. A REPLY TO GENERAL An Kxeursloti Steniner for Omnliiv Tim Gcrnmn Federation Fnlls Ijoonl Clinrlty North Omnlin Kiitcrtnliiincnt. Hans Young's Troubles. Judge McCullocli opened business i the county court yesterday by issuin to George Duncan an attachment tipoi I Inns Young for $250. This action wn followed immediately by all the fate saloonist's creditors and the comity au district court and Justice Ilclscloy's tr biinnl were buried throughout the fen noon , arming olllcors with the papers c authority. About 1U o'clock Demit Shurill'Grebo and Constable Kuril arrive at the saloon and forthwith took posses sion. The business of the bar was suspended ponded and Messrs. Henry Coggcsha anil J. II. 1'arrolt , the appointed ajtprai : ers , pushed tlieir work. Mr. Duncan , when called upon to slat why ho had closed down on Younj stated that lie had every reason tobeliev that Hans was attempting to dispose e his property with intent to defraud li ! creditors. Yoiin < r had last week mail over to .his wife his homestead proport on St. Mary's avenue , and ha cndoavored to make sale or his saloon t II. 11. Kennedy , who conducts the gan bling establishment above stairs. Mi Duncan e.\pressed himself as convince that Young had squandered the prolil of the business in gambling and ilis.sip ; tion. tion.Hans Young was standing at the bar t his lost establishment at noon ycsterda ; ca/.ing in a dazed fashion at tiio work t the appraisers , when a icporter for th linn entered. "Oh , it's a shame , " said tb saloonist in reply to the reporter's tin question. "George Duncan made a brca at mo this morning , and started tli whole business. Ho had no right to do as the note on which ho holds me is m due until March 0. I don't know whr I'll do , but I liopo to patch tilings u | Friends. I loll you , are pretty hard to fin in a fix like this , and I don't believe on has fallowed his nose this morning. Hones man , if I had sold out last night , I mcar to square up all , and would have bee able to do so. It seems that hero latel everything has been against me , and have been dragged into a box. In th lirat place Kennedy got the lease of th place for next year over my head and should have been forced to get out b April lltli anyway. Then there are lol pi other things gone wrong which put m in bad shape , but if they give me : i shoi Iwill make everything right. " Hans has indeed fallen into a compl cation of troubles. The Law and Onlc League was moving to have his 1 icons withheld for the year. Policeman Howie was pushing against him a prosccittio for assault ami battery and ho had bee arrested for permitting minors to pla pool in his place. Ho lias been "llyin , high" recently and spent a great deal r. money out with the boys , although it i asserted by a man who knows him we ! that liis gambling has not cost him mor than two or three hundred dollars al winter. The total of the claims agaim him will doubtless exceed his availabl assets and it looks altogether bad for hiir The following attachments were isstici in the county and districts courts : Geo. W. Duncan , $358.00. Bockhoff & Mack , $050 , Mctz Bros. , $500. Parrotto & Sweeney , $70. Accompanying tho'bond of Mr. Duncai is a statement to the effect that Mi Young has disposed of most of his real es tale to his wife , with a view to putting i out of the way of his creditors , i\n lurther that ho is trying to dispose o other property for cash , and then loav town , in order to render the collection o accounts against him by his creditors : diflicult matter. Following attachments were issued b ; Justice Helslcy : Grotmack & Bochmko $21. Chartes Young $70. llennard & Dclleckcc1 $104. H. B. Kennedy $25. Henry Rohlff $103. Henry Diot/.cn $19.75. Hermann Beasolin $100. Win. Schnack $9.20. Stubomlorf & Nester $120. Chas. Wood $50. All the cases against Hans Young havi been continued until the 25th inst. THE OTHER SIDE. How the Ballard Case Appears ti "X. " To the Editor : The Herald yeUcrda ; contained startling headlines attract ing attention to the Ballard case no\ pending before the supreme court , am borne one has exhibited most manifest ! , a desire not only to create a false impres sion in regard to the facts in the case bu alho to belittle and bemoan the judge be fore whom the case was tried. To nn ; one who was present and watched th progress of that trial , from day to da the charge sought to bo made by tli counsel for the defense against Judg Neville seem most out of place and re pugnant to fair dealing. The counsc complain of "judicial confusion" aii' ' "judicial phenomenon" in that trial. That the counsel was seeking to con viet regardless of the law or the facts that there was "confusion" manifes at that trial , no ono will deny but thn confusion existed only in the brains ( ? ) c the counsel for the defense overwhelms as they.were by the uncontradicled fact in the ease , which showed conclusive ! , that a cruel , unprovoked murder hai been committed that it was deliberate ! ; planned and executed was equally man ifost. Have the counsel so soon forgotten ton the fact that , when in tlioir confusioi tliov were nnablo to formulate a qucstioi tlioy desired to propound to an expor witness , the court kindly adjourned unti another day , to give counsel the opportu nity , by consultation witli tlieir books o some moro experienced practitioner , t formulate tlioir question ? Have the council forgotten that , afte the defendant had rcsteil and the state hai closed the casp with its rebutting cv donee , at their request the court pc mittod them to again enter upon th defense and give evidence in supper there of which , by reason of tlieir ' 'con fusion" they thought they had ncglcctoi to do ? Have the council so soon forgotten tha at the conclusion of that trial they ac knowh'dged to the court an apprcciatioi of the kindness shown them ? Or wa thut acknowledgment the result of tli "confusion ? " A peculiar feature of th "remarkable agreement" referred to , i that nowhere do they claim that Ballar < is not guilty of the crime charged that lie lias been unjustly convicted c that crime. The only complaint is , thn in certain language used by the court i Instructions to the jury , the court shoul have used other and different languag to express the same idea. In short , th complaint is Unit the court made use c the language in thu instruction to tli jury ( hat they arc to "mint fovo motive etc tliat.it was thn duty of tliojurv to u quire as to the motive is conceded ; tUt U was the duty of the court to eo instrui them. The error they coluplain of ii that the court told the Juryto "hunt" a tor the motive instead of tolling thorn t search * to inquire ns to lha motive. The counsel think they sco n wide di fcrcnco in the two expressions. May li true , that that difference docs exist , c that it is so marked as to mislead a jur is quito another thing. An examination oFtha "argument" n fcrred to will lead to tlio inevitable con elusion that a new line of practice is t < be adopted in the trial of cixscs , a pnu tico imported from a Mater stale , an that is to bemoan and belittle the lior ored judge trying the casc.that the pec pie , not the higher court , may pcrhap think injustice lias been done tliG defend nut a practice the non-observance ) o which will not only promote the bos interest of the community at largo bu save from disgrace an attorney seeking t adopt it. A. AN EXOUHS10X BTEAMJKIt. A Sclicmo Willed l > romlscn AVell Ifo Omaha t'lr-nsurc-SPOkcrs. Cant. Lcdormann , the well know steamboat man of St. Louis , is cxpectc to arrive in Omaha in a few days to mak arrangements to furnish this city with n excursion steamer during the coinin summer season. Uapt. L. lias long operated on tli Mississippi a line of excursion Meiunori and , in all probability , tlioro is no rive man better known or moro widely popi lar. Ho has determined to begin th ] year the operation of a line of light o > cursion steamers on the Missouri rivoi and is now taking steps to place on th Big Muddy at least three elegant boat ! ono for Kansas City , ' St. Jc sopli and Omaha. Ho i now in St. .Joseph booniin the scheme for all there1 is in it , and i confident of bitcccss. He will come t Omaha , as already intimated , to lee over the ftold , and if the necessary psi tronago can bo assured , the steamer wil bo sent up lioro in the spring. It woul bp used , of course , by excursion and pii nic parties , and could bo secured at roas ouable rates to maku trips up and dow the river. There is bcarcoly any doulj but that the schema will bo or thusiastically taken hold of , and thn Omaha pleasure-seekers will have a no\ form of diversion during the comin , summer months. The noiseless Union sowing machine "THE CEU3IAN FEDERATION. " How the Great Plan Seems to Hav Fnlleii Through. The Gorman association held a most ir tcrcsting session Thursday night. Th oflicers elected by the directors wer duly given charge of their olliccs : Pros ! dent , J. I. Fruehauf ; vice-president J. J Spolman ; secretary Kessler , trcas urer , John Baiimcr and recording score tary , Phillip Andres. After the routin business a discussion ofisomc spirit arose It will be remembered that the BEK som weeks ago announced that a plan wa : afoot to combine in the Gcrmai Association every society of tha nationality in the city am give the German-American School wliiel is the basis of the organization the sup port of all the Germans of 'the ' city. 1 seems that the well meaning gentlcmoi who conceived the project have so fa failed ami that there arm nojprospects o its over maturing. In the lirst plao the Turners , who apply thei athletic energies to business en terpriscs , are virtually master of the situation as the association is mad up almost altogether of ? their member ship. For seine reason they thought i unwise that the school should go out o their hands and whentheConcordiawhicl jcd out in the new plan , applied to conn into the association the Turners stipu lated that the applicants must bccomi members of the Verein. This the Con cordia declined to do and proceeding were forthwith blocked. Matters stu stand as they have for years past an < will for a while doubtless continue such Light running Union scwingmachiin "THE GREATEST OF THESE. " A Chat AVlth a Commissioner on I'uU lie and Private Charity. "You can not imagine the suffering which public and private charities havi been called upon to relieve in Omahi during this winter , " said one of the coun ty commissioners to u reporter ycstcrda ; "Douglas county , " ho contimicel "has spent vast sums for this purposi and a number of private purse have- been heavily drawi upon. Then is a certain old gentleman , backeel by tin ready funds of two charitable capitalist ! who has done nearly as much to relieve want as the entire county enginery work ing for that purpose. This bonevolon man is abroaef in all parts o the city and ready to respond spend at any moment to tin cry of need. Ho is a Catholic and so arc the gentlemen who provide him will funds , but that fact is of no bearing , ai destitution wherever found , irrespective of race , creed or nationality , is minister eel to with open hand. Tlieso gontlcmei certainly deserve great creelit , but tlici have expressed themselves so strongl' averse to publicity that I will not giw their names. That is true charily for yoi and it is not misplaced , as the old gentle man makes personal inspection of cacl appeal. " "Aro you over deceived in your distri bution of public bounty ? " tiio reportc : asked. "Not often , as Mr. Pierce calls at cacl place from which an application comei and makes scrutiny ot the facts. W < are constantly receiving informntioi from ministers and variou ; citi/.ons of cases of need and wo at onci visit the locality indicated prepared witl relief if it is required. Wo had to Jaugl at the hair-brained rabbi who pompoush instructed us that wo should remit sup plies in instant compliance with his orders Not much , wo always take a'glanco ' at tin situation and satisfy onrsolvcs that tin requirements are actually as' presented. ' Burlington Houto. California Excursions ! ! ' Round trip tickets , goo'd f or six months $100. Finest scenery in the world. Stop at Denver and Salt Ijako. Dates February 8,17rand March 3. Also popular cheap uxcnrsions ovcrj Wcdncselay. $15 pays onorway Return when you pleaso. Kates coming back about the sumo. For further particulars * write P , S Eustis , General Passcngcj ? and Tickc Agent , Omaha , Nob. ' " Union Sowing Machine'200 N. lOtii SJ A Youthful Kiiifcr. Thursday afternoon two boys , one nnmcd George Scott , a cripple ague about 1C , and Herman McKcnna , agci 14 , while on their way homo from tin South Omaha bchool , got into a qutirre about a girl. Scott drew his pockot-knifi and stubbed the other boy in the back The wounded boy was unable to nltcni school yesterday and may bo seriously hur Scott lives on Eighteenth street , in th next block south of Williams. Airs. Me Curthy is the teacher of the room ii which the boys attend school. Union Sowing Mao mo , 200 N. ICtn SI , Tha wife of Joseph Uullock , of Syracuse N. V. , for the Until lime In lour jcars lu her Uustniul with twins. . THAT PRIVATE DETECTIVI The Latest Charges Trumped tip Again Marshal Onmmings. FACTS WHICH KNOCK THEM OU1 Emery Says Ho Was Not Inlcrvlouc Senator Mandcrson UrjicH the rnssn > ; o of the Omaha Port of Entry BUI. "Tho disgraceful length to whic the Herald is going in its attempts t down Marshal Cninmings disgusts mo , said a democratic member of the cil council to a reporter yesterday. "D Miller or his scatterbrained hirelings wl find that they barked too long and tej loud that their venomous prosecution e the marshal has created a public sympi thy and feeling for the man whoso ropt tation tluiy are trying to besmirch. Imvo always maintained thai Marshi Cummings was hardly qualified for tli position which ho holds , but I do hi lievo that ho is nn honest man , who i in point e > f character , above the men wh are assailing him. " Tills expression is the sentiment e many who have paid some attention I the envenomed assaults which are bciu made against the marshal's chnrnctu : ami there is hardly an individual wo posted in police affairs that will not ris odds that the marshal will not bo indictc by the grand jury. Anoint1 ! batch of silly charges again1 the marshal appear in the Fifteen ! street organ yesterday. Perhaps tli silliest and flattest is that relating t "Detective" Ilorrigan and Dclcctiv Kmory. The circumstances briefly are llicsi Some time ago the city council pastel resolution authori/.ing the marshal t employ a private detective in such case as no saw lit. This permission was give in a broad , general way , without any n hlriutions as to the nature of the case which should bo turned over to th private detective , or as to what etetcctiv should bo employed. Mr. Emory , wh had previously done satisfactory wor for the police , was selectee on an understanding that ho shoul Giulcr all possible assistance lo the mai hai in cases which required carofi work , Mich as could not easily bo pel formed by the policemen. The const quenco is that a number of cases Imv been turned over to Emory ( who thu really became an attache of the polic force ) , and ho has worked them up. None ono will deny that so far , the transactio was straight. In ungrammatie'al language , the state mcnt is made in the locti columns of the anti-Cmnmings organ "Tho marshal of a police force _ actine : a agent for a private detective firm is iub about the same as if the clerk of the Pax ton wont around looking up guests fq the Millard hotel and still retained hi own place to accommodate him. ' This is as absurd as it is false The marshal in employing the dc tectivo was acting just as ho hat been authorized by the city council. Tin fact that Emery gave him part of the re wards , counts tor no moro than were tin money to have been given him by one o his own policemen. It has boon tin custom of city marshals , not only here but in other cities , to accept ruwurtls fo the arrest of criminals , and Gumming merely practiced what others have prac ticed before him. The interview in the Herald in whiol ho is made to say that ho gavi the marshal forty or fifty dollars a different times , Detective ) Emory do nounccs as bogus. Ho says that ho neve : maele any sucli statement , either direcll ; or implicdly. So far as Horrig.xn is concerned In never has been employed as detective and has no special detective ability. II was , however , assigned to special duty a officer at large , to "roundup" crooks ant vagrants whom ho miglit run across fron time to lime. Without an equal Union sowing ma chine. _ IMMEDIATE TRANSPORTATION Senator Mnmlerson Urges the Pns snjc or nn Important Kill. Mr. Max Meyer , president of.the bean of trade received yesterday a loiter fron Senator Mandcrson concerning the bil to make Omaha a port of immediati transportation , which has passed the him uto. In the letter , Senator Mandcrsoi says : "Arc you crowding our people in tin house , especially Judge Weaver , on tin bill to make Omaha a port for iinmcdiati transportation of dutiable goods ? J pro cured its passage through the senate par ly , that il miglit bo pushed through tin house. Yon had better have our loca papers stir this thing up. Remember , i is not to make Omaha a "port of entry. ' It ( Omaha ) cannot bo that , not being or the frontier. It is already n port ot tie livery , and this is to make it an M. T. port. " There has been a good deal of blunder ing in the matter of this bill , and homo ol the local papers have insisted all along that this effort was being made to have Omaha designated as a "port of entry. ' This , ns Senator Mandcrstm sayn , is al ! wrong. Omaha can not bo a port of entry try , because it is not on the "trontior,1 as , for instance , Now York and Sar Francisco are , "The object of the bill,1 explained Mr. Meyer to the reporter , "is to make Omaha a port ot iimno diato transportation. That is to say goods which are consigned te Omaha from foreign ports instead of being ing hold in the Now York custom house for instance , for appraisement and exam ination ( which sometimes requires a tic lay of months ) , will bo shipped al once to Omaha for appraisement and dolivon in bond. By this scheme 1 can got good ) Irom Franco in thirteen days , which , bj the present sy&teni , require seven weeks If Omalia were made a port of immcdi ate transportation , a number of apprais ers would have to bo appointed and r Donded warehouse instilutcd. This wil ! bo undoubtedly a great thing for this city , and certainly it will bo but a ju&i recognition of Omaha's growing great ness as a commercial centre , " Union machine lias automapc tensions Tlio Union sows backwards or forwards Wants to "Drop" Sheriff Coburn has recently had ai applicant for tlio position of "trap springer , " in case Ballard is hung. Tin individual who thus seeks to gain note ricty and secure filthy lucre by taking f human life is Owen Connolly , bet lei known as "Whisky Jack. " As "Jack1 is not to bo depended upon in times o emergency , Sheriff Coburn has decided t < rojool his implication. The Now City Directory , ' The city directory feir 1880 , " fcuid Mr J. M.WoIf yehlerday in reply lo the qucs tion of a reporter for Iho UKE , "contain : 24,710 names. Estimating three to ! name , the population of tlio city would bi 74 , H8 , whfuh may bo considered a fairl ; accurate. The now 'directory contain 100 more pajjca thnu that of last year. " Successful Presentation of "As Yo Mko It" by Adelaide Moom A largo and refined nudienco grcctc Miss Adelaide Moore at the opera lion ; last night , in Iho opening with "As Yei Like It" of her two nights cngagemci here. The house which sat before tl stage last night was probably in a moi critical mood than Omaha audicnco ? usi ally indulge. A young woman , hand capped by her foreign birth ( "Knglisl you know , " is not sterling in the wcs was to appear for the first time hero pn suming lo e < say tlio roles to whic tlio mistresses of drama have aloi : reached. Hence , tlio applause that wr allowed spoke of honest ( sentiments an thai Iho bravos were frequent anil on call before Iho curtain actually occurrc is of immeasurable compliment to tli star ami her support. Mi s Moore hr the face and figure of u nymph or an other delightful what-yc-niay-call-it an her bearing on tlio stage is beyond n proach. Her acting for ono of her fei years Is highly commendatory , ullhoug logo boyontl this would bo to slrolch a proper praise to the base limits i flattery. She with her excellent suppoi give a performance which pleases th house , anil what more can a play gee ask than to bo pleasetl tOne Ono notable feature of lasl evening' ' play is that it introduced professional ! an Omaha girl for hur lirst time at home Miss ( iimiovo Ingersoll , whoso talent have often been illustrated hero bcfor in private theatricals and public nmateu performances , appeared last night in th pastoral character of Phoebo. Althoug her role had but little opporlun ties , her pretty face and MVCI ; voice at oncu won instant attention. 1 was with pleasure ) that the many of ho deeply concerned friends witnessed thes bright promises of the future , and th Bii : : joins in the congratulation which i unanimously extended to her. Som handsome bouquets and garlands < : llowcrs worn presented her , but the rule of the company management forbid MIC open displays , and the audience was un awaru of the tributes. The same company nlays Sheridan' ' "School for Scandal" Ibis afternoon an "Ilomeo and Juliet" to-niglit. TUB rr.oi'i.r/s. Another largo anil well plce.sod audience once witnesseel the double bill of "Fatlic and Son" and the "Bonnie Fish Wife , by tlio Vincent company at the People' theatre last night. This evening and to-morrow nigh there will bo another change of prt gramme. The beautiful play , "Qucen : Evidence , " will bo produced with Mi and Mrs. Vincent nnel the entire coin pany in the cast. Thopieco will bo wcl mounted and include a fall of real watei OltreiGHTON _ COIjTiEGM XOTKS. The Scientific Ijccturc Items of In tcrost The Examinations , Two scientific lectures on Sound an Musical Sound will bo given to tlio publl on Tuesday , February 0 and Fobruar , 10 , with novel and htartling ovperimeuls such as ono seldom witncssctl. Jnvitti lions and programmes are printed an being distributed. Examinations arc now in progress am the students find them moro searching anil thorough than usual. The report giving percentage of merit marks wil soon bo in the hands of parents who cai thus by a glance tell the standing of thoi sons. The older students attend lectures ever ; day , and all have drill in elocution twie < a week , to learn modulation of voice gesture , tones , inllcclion and pathos ii eleclainiing or reading. All kinds of games to while awaj wintry weather innocently and picas antlv , are furnished in the play room The boys are formed into an associatioi and elect their own ollieers who wcsidt and keep order. Ono of the profcs feors is always at hand. She passes in anil out occasionally. There is an aii of satisfaction among tlio students , who enjoy themselves heartily ai play and are all the more ready for class afterwards. To see thorn in class , tho.y are settled down not with the look o ; boys to forced tasks , but like men of bus'n ness at their desks in a study to thoii liking. The Debating society proves another benefit to the students. The young boy * take to it enthusiastically , and already there i marked improvement in gettinu arguments and in replying oil-hand These societies make the boys feel the re- sion ibilily of keeping order. Ant ! they " thus learn to love law"anil respect one another. The debate of last Wednesday was eiuito lively on the merits of Ciusai vs. Alexander. Charles and Edward IMIray won tlio contest ; although their op > poncnth Bernard Hello and M. McGrievv had good speeches and spoke forcibly , An election of oflicers resulted as fol lows. President , Father O'Mcani ; vice president , Thomas J. 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The Unlo-i Suwlmv Mai'hlnc , aslta nuniu impliesi-omblnm All thei Knod points of nil Ui-uiu3 ) ma'-blnrs ' In one , and Is unJouhtedly the fhnplett and best for lutnlly pmposct. Tim best nrsumcnl thut It Utliu toot Iilhut It commands alilirhU piUo than any other mnohlno In the iiiiuLct. No mnculnus sold c.\i uj > t to dealers t 'i"jlliaii : ICt'lII plll'C. Union Man'f'g Co. , 200 N , 16th 51 , , Offlato , Heb , This powlcr novcr vm io ? . A innrvcl of ty , Mit'iiftth nml vrliolewmpnrsg. Mote won * nomlcnl tlnui tliu onllimry Mini" , nml < initial l > o Bold In competition with tint iniiltUuiki or low tot , fliort wrlulit , n'titn ' orpltixiilintn lunulptB. Hold only In ciint. HOVAIHAKI.NU INmnr.ii C < \ , KM Wnll St. , Now YOIK. ORflAHA St , Cor. Capitol Avonuo. Ton TIIK THEATMCNT OP AU. Chronic ( k Surgcal [ Diseases. DR. McmENAMY , Proprietor. M lccn jcms' Hospital nml 1'rlvuto ITHctlcc Wu have the facilities , npimrotut nuil remedies for the successful ttcaltncnt ofc\cy form of ills- en e renulriiiK cither mutical or pur lcul treatment , nml itultonll tocnmcniul Invistlxntu fur tlicmRchcn or correspond \\llh us. Long csperlenei ) In trcnt- Ingenues by letter enables us to treat many cnsct ecicntlficallylthout oceliip them. WHITE roll riHCULAll on Deformities and Braces , Club Feet , Cnrvatmr * of the Spine , DtsRAsns op WOMRK. 1'iles , Tumor * , Cancers , Cntnrrli , BronchltU , Inhalation , Klcctrlclty , Paral ysis , Kpilepsy , Kidney , Kje , Kar , bkln , Illoocl anil all surgical operations. llntlcrloH , Inhalers , Hrnrra , Trusses , nml nil kinds of Mcdlcnl nnd Surgical AppH.iuci ; , man ufactured nuil for Bnle. The only reliable Medical Institute making Private , Special i Nervous Diseases rA NlMitllAI.TY. AU , CONTAGIOUS AND 111.001) DISEASES , rom \\halo\cr cause produced , Buccessfnllyticalpd. Wo can remove Syphilitic poison from the syttcm New restorative treatment for loss of \ Itnl power. AU , COMMUNICATIONS CONKIDKNTIAI , . Call nnd con nU us or pond name unit post-onlcc aildrcM plainly written enclose utamp , nnd wo will raid MIII , In plain wrnppir , our PRIVATE CIRCULAR TO MEN UI-ON l'niArMPMMI. . ANU NEnvous DIJEASI.S , SEMINAL WI'AKNCSS , HvsnMATonimutA liiroiEK- CY , SuMtius , OoxonrmuiA , GLKCT , VAIIICOCELI , STIUCTUIIE , Axn ATI. W'EARKS or inn OKNITO- UniNAiiv OHUANS , or tend history of j our onto for nn opinion. 1'cieons nnnhlo tolti \ ns limy bo treated nt Ihclr homes , by coiresponclencc. Jludlclncs nnd Instru ment * nt by mull or express SKCUUKIA" PACK ED rilOSI OIHEUVATIO.\ niaiks to Indlcalo content ! ) or tender. Ono personal Interview ] ) ic- ferred If comcnlcnt. l"lfty rooms for the nccom- mod.itlon of pntlcntf > IJoaid and attendance nt U'.isonibc : ! prices. Address nil Letters to Omalia Medical and Surgical Institute. Cor. UtliSt and Caoltol Ave , , OMAHA , NEB. DR. HAIR'S Asthma Cure. This Invnlunlilo spoeino readily nnd perron- nently cures nil hinds of ARthmii. The most Dbstlimto nnd lonff staudliiR : cnsug yield piompt- ly to Its wonderful curliiK piopertles. It I * known throughout the woild for Its unrivaled cflicncy. J. L. OALDWiLL : , city of Lincoln , Neb. , writes , Tnn. ' \ , lbi ! ) : Klnco uslni ; Dr. Hiih-'s Asthma Lnre , for moro tlmn ono your , my wife him Leon cntlicly well , anil not oven n symptom of the illBi'iisu has nppenred. WIUJAJI UENNKTT , nichlnnd , Iowa , writes , N'ov.Sd , 1831 : 1 have been ntllletod with Hny Kovcrnnd Asthma plnoo 1BJ9. I lollowodjour llrcctlous and nm hnppy to suy Hint 1 never slept bettor In my llio. I nm Rlml tlmt I nm iimonjr the mnny wlio cun Bponk so fuvoinbly of rourromotlloB. A vnlunlilofll P.IRO tientlso rnnlnlnlnir slmllni firoof from every state In the U. S. , Ctinnda and Qreut llrltnlii , will bo mulled upon application Any druefrlH not having It in Block vrillpro- 2Uf 0i _ t ESTABLISHED 1803. CHANDLER-BROTO. GRAIN AND PROVISION I Merchants , OWICK3 : Board of Tnido , CImmlipr of Coiiunerco , Chicago. lUilwiiukcc , \ . C. MILLER , Western Business Solicitor. [ jocal UtiHincHH Solicitor , JJtOl Dotig- lan St. , Omalia , Ncl > . " " "ARCHITECTS. "P. M. ELLIS& Co. 8 OMAHA , NEB , and DBS MONIES , IA. ) | llco , Cor. 14th and I'mimm fltroun , itoora 10 Gl'.OIlUr liUHMNCIIIOF With ! . ' , tl , lillU. TIWHCEN SFRIKG tfEHlCLES. OVER 4OO.OOOan. . IH USE. t HMIiiK Vc-Iilrle mndo. JUrt iu MI > s | , .f.n U ! < > . 'J'boril > rliiKiii'iilIirn | ml ktuirlen ccniillnKtoti itbUl tu r < rrIjjtiiJIj well iluincil lit rouwli ruiinli-y IIUIIM niul fine trl rr < c.l fill ; . Mi.nnfiicl IIM it nnrt mill by ult | | .iiill' .iiill'm QI The f'iillfiaih | Is r.ip'dly ' ilUplachiy the ron. Itrnson huwciu niny iou tunnut iillord to do vlthout It. Mouther labor savins Invention hn MI la ° . nrd ( Undjfcry ' " hiiiln nnd hum ! , or tavej ucli n lu ; n porcc'iiliii'c' of ilcnc Idbor. J'lKUiuiliai Ittiuiisoir but twii-o ns much lUiiKliuiKlve-u time nt doea the pen 'It cuxily doi HiH.olliiH'S IH iiuicli ) nd It KVCF ! you n/v rul lice honts daily as and lntniiu > t on your' monrnc-nt I'ni cluilluis wnd upoiluicin , p- ilylo II. d.isTICll'B.Oiinimi.Nol ) . , ji'iil. Ajrent for J i > tiiiHk nml WO-.IBIH . Io 111HlluHS.il'ndei-wool's host ) for all Kinds o Silnw , on UnH. ; l'-ci ! > f I nltb.