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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 11,1886.
A MTH NEBRASKA BORDER , Suspected Assassin of Tanner Slovens In Jail at Valentino. CHAIN OF EVIDENCE STRONG. BUxto Supreme Court 1'rooccil IIIRS Kxcter's Canning Fnotory l ros- pccts IlnstliiKsntidller Water works Slnlo News. ATrlsonor for Murder. Neb. , F.eo. 10. [ Special. ] Henry Paulson , who Is supposed to bo the man who foully murdered Henry Stevens last week , nt Ids residence fifteen miles cast of here1 , was captilrcdltwodaysacoon the Middle 2 < onp , nnd ho and his car s reached hero Into Inst night. Paulson pleads not guilty , but his actions have wrought a strong chain of circumstantial evidence against him. When Stevens wns shot , Sheriff Connelly nnd Deputy Sheriff Little visited the scene of the murder and Investigated it. At first no clue to the murderer wns toiuiil , as Stov OUR wns nut supposed to have nn enemy in the world , but by patient Inquiry It wns dis covered thnt Stevens' stepson Imd a qunrrel with ono Henry Puulsoii , n neighbor , several nniiths bafore. Tlio night of the tragedy , after Stevens had heard the furious bnrkliiR of Ids dogs , ho lit Ids lantern and started towards his stable. When near tlio stvblotho lantern was shot fro in his hand , and imnicdl- nlcly afln"vri'tS V,0 , Was shot through tlio bSt'ly , which caused almost Instant death. Ills stepson , wlie had remained In the house , licarliiK the shooting ami Ids father's cry , rushed to his assistance and drained his father-back Into the house , being shot nt by tlio nmulcrcr two or three times whllo so do- Ing.Tho The sheriff easily discovered where the murderer vested himself beside the stable , nnd there having been n llcht fall of snow they easily discovered and measured his tracks , nnd after having leurncd of the old quarrel they Immediately visited Paulson's bouse , wheio everything gave evidence of n him led departure , and the tracks around the house wcro the sumo measurement us those nrouml Stevens' stable * . Vaulsnn bad evl lionlly selected his best horse and lied , leav ing three horses and cloven head of steel with no one to look after or t.iko care o them. The sheriff placed a mnii In charge o the abandoned stock nnd Immediately ilcpu tlfced two o Paulson's nolghbors , who Itnov their man well , to follow with all speed am cmlcnvor to capture him , which they sue cecdliiB in doing on the Middle Loup , snun 100 mill's southeast of here , i'hcso goutlcmei deserve much credit for tholr pluck nnd en cr y In running their man down. The prisoner wns heading for Gram Island , where ho has relatives and friends JPnulsoa is the murderer the crime Is nl the more revolting , because o the apparcn Irlcndshli ) between the two men , m tlio da ; previous to the murder Stevens had nsslstci Paulson In piling wood nnd had also been a Paulson's house , where ho borrowed n sack o Hour. Some of the extremists intimate tha Judge Lynch should takoa hand , but there 1 jio danger of this , as the county , and mor particularly this vicinity , is determined thn law and order shall take Its course. The _ Stnto Supreme Court. LINCOLN" , Neb. , Feb. 10. [ Special. ] Th state siiprciuo'court met pursuant to adjourn mcnt , Tuesday , February 0 , and admitted th following named gentlemen to practice : 11 H , Hopowell , Ilobert N. Ucccliam , C. C. Me Nlsh , John Lothrop , and Itobcrt B. Daley. State ex rel Attorney General vs IJun Time for committee to report extended. State ox rel Lincoln vs Babcock ( two cases ] Time to answer February 10.1880. . The following causes wcro continued : Wic VR Kuhn ; Dodge vs Omaha & Southwcstcr : Kail road company. The following causes were arguoel nnd sul mlttccl : Trnphagoo vs Sheldon ; Gould v Longhram ; Turner vsSlonx City & Pacili Itailroad company ; Roberts vs Taylor. Cole vs Cole. Time to servo briefs an abstracts extended to March 7,18SO. , State ox rel Armor vs Logan. Peromptor ; writ allowed. Parker vs Kulm mo stig dim res. Su : talncd Court met pursuant to adjourn uioiiI Wednesday , February 10. Svnclna vs Groset. Dismissed. AVebstcr vs Wray. Kehcnrlne ordered. 'The following causes were argued and sul mlttcd : Wright vs Chicago , Burlington . Qulncy Railroad company ; 3foyor vs YVIlkle Woodworth vs Hammond ; Doll vsllollei beck ; State ox rel Lucas vs Thlele. Court adjourned to Thursday , February 11 at 8 : CO o'clock. The following decisions have been ron dercd : Henry Hroadwatcr vs Samuel Jncoby. Ei ror from Lancaster county. Judgment a tinned. Opinion by Hccse , J. 1 When a transcript of a Justice docke shows that the parties wcro present at th trial , nnd that tlio same was tried , both parlh being sworn nnd examined as witnesses , 11 : fnct that the defendant wns called as n wl ness for plaintiff will not deprive thodcfciu nut of the right of appeal to the district cour S Wh'jro an answer to n petition c onsls of n general denial , the defendant may Intn ducu such testimony ns will tend to dispiw the testimony given by the plaintiff in sii ] port of bis petition. For such purpose 11 other nlle'gntlons In the answer are nccossar ; 3-Tlio personal propertylwhlch any woma in this Mule may own ut the lime ot her ma rlagc , and the rents , issues , profits , or pn ce'eds there-el' and real ! , any , pornoim t mixed properly , which fcliall come to her I descent , devise , or the gift of any person , c : cept her Husband , or which she slmll p.cquli bypnrclmsoor ntl'.evvrlse , will remain hi eoa ! TiNtl separate property , nohvlthstaiidln lier murflngo , tuul will not bo subject to 11 disposal of the husband , but the wlfo inn sell and convoy such property and enter In any comrnct ) with icfurcnco to the yarn as a married man may do with reference 1 his property. She may disposeof her pc fwnal properly , and It sold In good fallli , 11 title and right to possssslon will pass to tl purchaser without any reference tonnyrlgh of the husband. William Uoiigcncamp vs Walter JM. Srch ct al. Appeal from Lancaster county. Jud iiienit atllrmeel , Opinion by Koese , J , In cases tried to a court without the lute volition of n Jury , thu linding on mic.itlons < fnct Is entitled to the same respect In the H promo court on appeal ns would bo ne-cordi to the verdict of a jury under llko clrcui stances , nnd will not be Interfered with u less clearly wrong. J , K , Vniulerlop et ill vs Louis P. Derby nl. Error Irom Lancaster county. JudKiuei afllrmcdt Opinion by Iteeso , J , 1 The provisions of section 8 , chapter 5 of the compiled statutes of lSiby which Is provided , that upon an objection , prole or remonstrance being filed against the Iss nncc of a license to sell intoxicating liquor the county board , city council or village tru tecs shall appoint n day for hearing thu cap is mandatory , and the board , council or tru tees have no authority to Issue a license wit out appointing time for hearing n remo Btranco tiled and Investigating the same. C Where a petition Is tiled asking n boai having authorlty.to Issue- license to sell ma bpirituous and vinous liquors , and a remo f truni'6 Is tiled In opposition thereto , In will it is charged that during the year last pa the petitioner had violated certain provisio of chapter 60 of tlio compiled statutes of 15 ! the board has no Tight to Issue thu llceus but must appoint a tiiua for hcailug the i monstrance , If the allegations are sufficiently specific , ! * The village clerk. Is the clerk of the board of village tnistecs. A remonstrance filed In the ofllce of such clerk Is "filed in the oHlco where the application Is made , " and Is suniclcnt. 4 Where nn application Ininndo to n board for license to sell Intoxicating Illinois , nnd notice thereof duly given , remonstrances and objections to the Issunnco of the license maybe bo filed at any time before the llcenso Is granted , The time for the filing of remon strances is not limited to within two weeks niter the filing of the application for the license. John Wclr vs the Htirllngton & Missouri lilver Uillrond company , In Nebraska. Krror from Lancaster county. Judgment ailirmcd. opinion by Hccse , J. 1 Where objection Is made to the ruling of n trial , court In giving or refusing to give In structions to the jury hearing the cause , the instruction given or rotiiMul must be pointed out In the motion for a now tilnl In some way , cither by number or other means of Identifying the same. 2 A judgment of the district court will not be reversed unless the errors allotted and complained of appear upon the record affirm atively. J.T. McKlustcrvs N. F. Hitchcock & J. F. Townscnd. Krror from Johnson county. Judgment reversed nnd remanded. Opinion by ItccM ! , J. 1 An account stated in hn agreement be tween persons who have had previous trans actions , fixing Iho amount duo In respect to such transactions. As distinguished from a mere admission or acknowledgement , It IB n ' . " calisS ot action. It Is not neon tract ipon a new consideration , and docs not rcatc nn estoppel , but establishes a prlmn ado the accuracy of the Hems charged with- ut further proof. 2 In an action upon an nccount stated , vhcro the answer denies the allegations ol ho petition and alleges affirmatively that an iccount existed between plaintiffs and do 'cndant ; that plaintiffs wcro defendant's jankers , nnd that they , with Intent to do ruud plaintiff , concealed from him the real condition of the nccount , and fulled te credit him with deposits made by him , am' barged him with Hems with which ho was 1101 chargable , and that the allegations of fraiie ! contained In the answer wcro sufficient ii irovcn to vitiate the account stated If one ex stcd ; and that the question ot such fraudu lent concealment should bo submitted to tin | ury with other Issues In the case. The Canning Factory TV HI Como. EXKTKK , Neb. , Feb. n-fSpcclal.J-Ou people are determined not to give up the can nlng factory without at least one moro effort Our last special to the Bii : : on that subjcc brought in a number of propositions fron various points for "patent medicine fncto rics , " creameries , cnm < Ing factories , etc. , proving that a S3,000 ? bonus need not eo beg g for parties to accept. The one whlcl nict with the most approval was from th manager of a canning factory , who siibmll ted a proposition to the effect that If $2,00 was deposited In the bank ho would put in : factory with u guarantee of 100,003 cans th first year , 200,000 cans the second year , will a proviso that if at any time ho would rais the capacity to 600,000 cans per annum b would receive n deed to the proi erty. At the meeting Monday nigh the secretary was instructed to wir the gentleman that there is no rcasoi : able doubt but what his proposal will bo nc cepted , except in some minor details , and re quest him to come Thursday prepared to stu over to the meeting Friday to complete th business anel interview the farming con munlty on raising the raw material. It prices : , etc. Prlvnto Telephone Enterprise. NKIIIIASKA. CITY , Neb. , Feb. 10. [ Special. Cotton , Duff & Co. , the largest dealers i grain in this city , having elevators all ulon the line of the B. & M. , between hero nn Palmyra , contemplate putting up a telephon wire between this city and Palmyra thi spring nnd extending It to Lincoln som time later If this enterprise pays. It will ur dou.btedly , as much of thestock of the prcscn Nebraska City Telephone company Is n present at their command , and as that con pany's charter expires this sprinf they mos likely look towards making a consolidntio : of the whole line under a now charter. Till will give much satisfaction to our cU/.cn ! who have over been clamorous for outsld communication. Pure Water Will Plow. HASTINGS , Mcb. , Feb. 10. [ Special Tel < cram.J The city council , which has been i session two days examining plans and spec ficatlons for the waterworks , decided las night to adopt the plans and spcelficatlon submitted by A. A. lUchardson , nn cnglnce from Lincoln , for a well nnd pipe syslcn stand pipe nnd machinery , nnd the plan submitted by the Burkcnblno Englneorln company ot Philadelphia for engine nn boiler houses nnd stack. The whole cost c the system will ho SSl.OOO. Everybody I happy nt the prospect of having ono of th best systems of waterworks west ot Chlcagi The mayor and council are complimented o nil sides for their untiring efforts to secui the best for the least money. Fire at Norfolk. NOIIFOLK. Neb. , Feb. 10. [ Special. ] t flro this morning destroyed.tho livery barn e (5. A.Brownwith six buggiesalso ; the stabl nnd other outbuildings of the THIenbor hotel. The latter was only saved by th heroic efforts of the firemen. Brown's loss 52,000 ; no insurance ; Tillonberg's loss I about 53,000 ; Insured. A strong wind wn blowing , but as everything was covered will sleet , greater disaster wan avoided. lied ITibbous Kvorywlicro. NnmiASKA CmNeb. . , Feb. 10. fSpe < ml.J A great tompornnco revival Is no < going on in our city under the nusplcos of tli Women's Christian Temperanc.0 union. II : Montague Is the speaker , who Is ably asslste by Professor A. B. Hucklns. Over 1,600 re ribbons can now bo seen on our streets , som of our best men having them , In fact tli town Is being painted red , anet saloon etoc Is falling fast. Local Brevities. Marrlngo licenses wore issued in th county court yqstorday to Louis Kyfortl nyed 150 , and Minnie ( Irioso. ajjed 27 , an John Kooso , aged 31. and Augusta Join son , aged 10 , all of Omuha. District lodge of G , T. will bo orgai Izcd in Saumlers street Presbyteda church parlors , Thursdaj' , February l : at 1080 ; a. in , , ur Miss A. M. Summon ( J. W. G. T , , of Nebraska. All Goo Templars are coreially and earnestly h vitc.1 , The many admirers of Buffalo 111 ( lion W. F. Cody ) will have an opporti nity of seeing him in the "Prairie wuif at Boy's opera house to-nlgn The performance given by himself an company is an attractive and novel oni and will no doubt will bo greeted by crowded house. The sale ot seats is noi open at the box olllco. Miss Cheney arrived in the city las nightaudstoppod.it the Windsor , ha1 ing come all the way from Uollovilli Kan. , to enter treatment herd umU Madiuno Dutlot , tlio French doctress.wli so in o months since paraded the stree hero. Miss Cheney's disgust was yroi when she learned that she was half your too Into , Theodore Roosevelt prefers to rowbc of the west to the Indian , lln.--iv- , ' don't go so fur as to think thn ' good fiidinns-nr the deud.lii'li. . believe nine out of every tun ; uv , ' shouldn't like to inquire too olosdy ml the case of the tenth. . COURT SEWS OF THE CAPITAL Brief Resume of the Business of the State Supreme Tribunal , IN THE UNITED STATES BODY. Illegal Idquor Sellers Before tlio liar of Justice A Shocp Cnso AVlth Homo leaning In It Goiiernl News Notes. tun nsp/s LINCOLN nunr.AU,1 The state siiiromo court began busi ness yesterday by dismissing the cause of Svuclna vs Grosot , and ordering a re hearing in Webster va Wray. The fol lowing wcro argued and submitted : \Vright vs Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy railway ; Moye > r vs Wllkio ; Woodworth vs Hammond ; Uoll vs Hollcnbcck , anel stale ox rel Lucas vs Thiolo , Opinions wcro handed down as follows - lows : Molvinster vs Hitchcock ; error from Johnson county ; reversed and remanded , John Weir vs Burlington & Missouri Hivcr railway , error from Lancaster county ; nuirmod. Vandcrllp ct al vs Deirby ot al ; er ror from Lancaster county ; ailirmcd. Broadwator vs Jncobyj error , from Liunoustcr county ; uflinncd. lloggcncamp vs Knloy el al ; appeal Ironi Lancaster county ; ailirmcd. In the last named action tlio court iclel that where causes were tried with out the intervention of a jury , findings on incstlons of fuels are entitled to the same respect in the supreme court on appeal as tlio verdict of a jury would bo , and are not to be interfered with unless clearly wrong. wrong.IN THE UN1TKU STATES COUltT. Yor honor , 1 never sold a drop of liquor to any one , " drawled a cadaverous , shock-headed rustic in the United States court yesterday , on being examined by Assistant Attorney Burtlett , on the charge of selling liquor to Indians. "But , " he continued , " 1 have given it away occa sionally. " The appearance and manner of the man upset the dignity of the court , and there was a smile on tlio rustic's face as lie instriiolcel the clerk lo 'enter a line of $1 and costs against tlio prisoner , who , by the way , sails under the name of Aloses Scott , und claims Kulo as his homo. Attorney Bartlett had a number of other cases to present to the court , among them being that of 11. G. Nelson , of Hub- ron , Tliaycr eounty.who was lined $2"i and costs for soiling intoxicating drinks in the guise of bitters. James Vim Liew , of Uulo. was assessed if 1 anel costs for sell ing liquor to Indians , anel William Barada , an old offender , is awaiting sentence. On motion of Hon. J. M. Woolworth , solicitor for G. W. Fish , Judge Dundy yesterday discharged the receiver in the case ot 1-isli vs Nebraska City Barb Wire company , and gave Fish leave to file a supcrsedeus bond in the sum of $5.000. Fish , who is the inventor of a machine for making barb wire , organized a com pany at Nebraska City and planted ono of his machines there , under -in agree ment that if it did uot work well they could drop it. The factory was run a short time , when , claiming tlio machine was n failure , the principal stockholders begun proceedings lo dissolve the com pany anel had the property put in the hands of a receiver. This , lish contend ed , was a job to freeze him out of his share of the stock , amounting to $10,500. Ho brought a suit inihe ; United States court aim was beaten. Now he has re tained Mr. Woolworth , who has liuel the case reopened , and will probably carry it to the supreme court. After thirty minutes deliberation the jury in tlio Kennedy vs Cadnuin case , re- rurncd a verdict for the plumtift for the full amount claimed. The action inmanj respects , was an interesting one. it being ns one attorney expressed it , a sheep ease with a Lamb on ono and a Burr nnd a Lamb-crtson on the other. Two years ago , a man named Coil'man bought from Cadman , Iho defendant , 800sheep , giving him a mortgage on part of the purchase money. Afterward Coffmnn bqughl from Kennedy COO sheep , giving him : i lirst mortgage on the COO , and a second mortgage on the 300. When Kennedy tried to collect his mortgage ho was mot by the statement that all of the 000 shoe ] ] had died from "grub in the head , " and that the 300 survivors were tlio ones on which Cadman held the first'mortgage which had been foreclosed and the sheet : brought in by Cadman. Kennedy ; re- plovined them , and then brought suit tc determine ownership. It was shown on the trial that Kennedy had sent moncj to pay off the Cadman mortgage , and the jury found that ho was entitled to hold the sheep , and also to recover from Cad man j 197.22 , the value of the wool clip ped from them last year. Mr. Lambert- son , who tried the case for Kennedy , made several good hits in his argument , In answer to the assertion that the sheoj : died from "grub in the head. " ho said il was moro likely "want of grub in the stomach , " and that the disease was nc more contagious than "snukos in the boots , " in the human race , Coffnmn , the cause of all the litigation , will bo tried sliorlly on a charge of disposing oi mortgaged property , 11UIEK MENTION. Dick O'Neill , the Tenth street jeweler , has a curiosity in the shape of an an cient-looking gold watch which has to be wound with a huge key , and strikes like a clock. O'Neill says the time-pcico it 100 years old , and is worth $000. At 70 : ! ! yesterday morning a frame dwelling near Twenty-first and O streets , owned by Mrs. Hardin , nnd occupied bj (1. M. Harris , the harbor , caught lire from a defective Hue , The building and furniture were damaged to the extent oi $000 , Harris losing $ i'50 worth of house hold ollccts , on which ho had no insur- unco , The Poska-Amdurska row will nol down. I < ast week Amdurskii recovered $ tuOQfrQp'i , Poska for malicious prosecu tion , growing out of roska'ri effort tfi collect a 11910 of $80 from AmdursKu bj criminal process. Saturday , after a pitched battle with Marshal HasUugs , Posku compromised tlio cnso by payin $8,000 , in cash. Yesterday he commenced tin notion in Justice Coenruno's court to recover from Amdurska the face va.ltiu e ! the note which is the omuu of u'fl the trouble. Amdurska elnlms ho is exempt from civil service while attending court and hence Posku's second cll'ort at col lection will probably fail , Kidc'r , alias Younger , arrested hen Monthly on suspicion ot having brokci jail nt David City , was discharged yostcr day , the Butler county authorities liuvhif ] notified Sheriff Meliek Unit llicre was nc charge against him. Huimun Lowy , the real plaintiA'in the celebrated case of Cole vs Miller , involv ing title to the Loyal L , Smith stock o : goods in Omulm , has arrived bore te watch the trial , STATE AUHIVAI.S. L. II. Kent , Adams ; Thomas Pri"o Bennett ; K. E. Post , Waco ; Geo. II Savage , Omaha : C. S. Montgomery Omaha ; N. J , Parker , Raymond ; Jos Teahon and K. C , Bartlett , Omaha ; II. C Hall , David City. J. II. Ager , Nortl Loup ; J. V. Cousaul , Win. 0. Smiley Geo. W Brandon , Milfoord : M. 1) . Polk Piattsmoulh ; Geo. S. Smith , Omaha Win , Cullahan : E. M./Bavtlelt. Oraaha J. K Doty , David CUy. V. McNish. ot Vlsnor , and W. I Harrison , Grand Island , are quartered a the Millurd , WUjtj MAKRJT THOUOUOII. Tlio Brown Investigating Commlttoo Propose n IfnlL Kxtunlnntion. lUs MOINKS , Iowa , fob. 10. [ SKCiixl Tclo- gram.J Much Interest Is being taken In the coming IJrown Infastfipitlon , as some of the members et the Investigating committee nro Intending to make * it very thorough , what ever the result. It Is probable Hint the In vestigation will IKS throe fold , considering first , did Drown conduct his odlco properly ; second , did ho qualify as the law requires when he1 prcwented his bond for approval last spring ; third , was his reinstate ment by Governor Lirrabeo lawful. This covers ( ho whole field bt inquiry , including the extortionate Insurance fees which It Is alleged Drown permitted to bo charged. It 1ms not been decided yet whether the investi gation will bo conducted with closed doors. Senator Glass , chairman ot the committee , said to-ilny that some inumbers of the com mitted were disposed to follow congressional precedent and Rlvo out no report of the pro ceedings till the work was finished. Hut this will bo decided next Monday when the lirst session of the investigation committee will ocelli. T huro has bcon somn comment that Brown several days ago drew his warrant and was clvcn buck pay to the amount of over S'i,000 for the time ho was out of ofllce. It Is said that If Ids removal were legal then ho was not entitled to his salary , und It his suspen sion was legal then the actliiR auditor should bo paid , but there is no fund for paying two auditor ! ) . This question will also bo Investi gated by Iho committee. A niRnmlst Captured. DKS MOINKS , lewa , Fob. 10. [ Special Telegram. ] ShorllT Painter returned from Cincinnati to-day , bringing E.V. . Itappullo , who Is wauled hero on Iho charge of bigamy. Ho was married In this city Inst November to Miss .Icnuio Spencer , and shortly aflcr rev- moved to Chicago. A few days ago her brother came to this city and swore out a warrant for Kappcllo's arro3telaiinlng to have discovered that he had a former wife living In Hamilton ( Out. ) , with whom ho had lived for several years in Chicago before marrying Miss Spencer. On this information requlsl lion papers wcro Issued , and Itappcllo was found In Cincinnati and brought here. Ho is a traveling man for a Chicago house. THE O. A. II. KXCAMl'MEXT. era An Appeal Tor" Norfolk as Iho 1'laco Tor tlio McirtliiB of the Veterans. To the Editor of Iho BEU : As an Omaha citi/.en and a member of tlio Grand Army of the Republic I desire to say a worel in reference to tlio stale soldiers' reunion , which in my opinion should not be held south of tlio Platte river this year , but which in justice to the thousands of veterans in the northwestern - western part or the stale , should go to the most accessible point in that region , which is generally conceded to bo Nor folk. The veterans in the great empire west of that enterprising city have been too far distant from the towns where the reunions have been hold in the past , and who , on accountof the great expense that would bo incurred in going so far , generally remained on their humble homesteads , whjlo .those in tlio soutli Platte country and ulong the great river of sanel were enabled to enjoy the in estimable privileges of these grout state gatherings. Lincoln , Beatrice , Hastings. Grand Island , Central City anil Fremont have till be'cSn honored with sol- eliers' reunions , but the upper three- fourths of Nebraska has never had a reunion mooting of state proportions. The South Platle towns should now step back ami not nslc < for another reunion until the north anil the great northwest has been nccornmoMateel with ono. I notice that an effort as being made in cer tain quarters to concentrate upon Lincoln as the place for the reunion this year , but why this is done is not quito plain , unless it is by agreement on the wart of the rail roads to try ami pull it"to tluit point. Now , if this is true , tlio condition of things is truly deplorable as the Grand Army organization is ono of the very lust things on earth that should be at tempted to be controlled by the rail roads. Let the railroads keep their hands off the Grand Army , and allow the soldier boys to manage their reunion matters in their own way , which we understand lias not been the case in the past , and , as a consequence , northwestern Nebraska bus not hud a fair show , and it is feared , will nol this year if tlio railroads can dictate the loca tion. Norfolk is a railroad center of the Northwestern and Union Pacitic roads. It has a road Irora there to the west us far as the Black Hills ; north to Creighton , northeast to Sioux City and northern Iowa , cast to the Missouri river and cen tral Iowa , and south to Columbus , con necting there with the Union Pacific main line ahel thoB & M. to Lincoln and south ern Nebraska. It can bo reached from Omaha by four routes , namely , via Blair , Emerson Junction , Fremont or Colum bus. There is no more desirable town in tlio state for the reunion , nnd I think with many hero , as well as with many in tlio South Platte country , that it should go to Norfolk. The people there have raised tlio requisite sum asked by the re union manugerri. They want it , are willing to _ shoulder the responsibility of entertaining it , and , being 'backoel by the great soldier element of that vast section , there is no reason in the world why it should not go there. Its eiti/.cns , and tlio veterans in that part of the Stale are making a light for it alone. The Notluve.stcrn folks , not yoi used to the wnv of doing things in a railroad way in Nebraska , stand with their hands in their pockets , refusing to lend a help ing hand , while the Union Pacific is still as a mouse so far as Norfolk is con cerned. By pulling the reunion at Norfolk this year , it will bo infused through and through with now fresh blood and old time enthusiasm bytho.se who have never before attended a reunion , which will lend additional interest and eliurm to the camp llros and sham battles. By locating the reunion at Norfolk , and electing General Thayer commander , the grand encampment which moats at Keel Cloud on the 17th inst , will hiivo done work that will give gencral'satlsfaction throughout the state. , . . . _ N. Among the prominent state people in tlio city last night wore George A. Lower. Nebraska City ; N , L. ( Jro\v \ , K rney ; II ! KutinSCi : . Nortlli BoijCj H. P. Foster. Lincoln ; Thcffnig & % $ $ , WHbor ; Edward Low's ' , Ashhmdi aild lleiivy WHcox , Alma. - > 1IPMK UBMI3DV la war mFAV01HT4S tq , contain n elnglo pur tk-lo of ininx-nry or imy Injurious tub Blllliru , llllC Is I'ttJIUI.V VKOKT.UII.K. IT Vllf.lt CUKE A'.T , DISEASES O.tUSUD 1 > V UEIUKUKMKXT OK1IIU MVCll , KS' . . If your llvur Is 6ut > ot' order. Iliou your whole Bj-Blt-m U ilwmitreil. The blontl U Impure , the lu-ofttli puouslvo , you liavo liuiuliiulio , foul limglilil , dUpli-iteil anil ncirvous. To pruvi'iit ft moro s-urlous con dition , tnko ut once Blmmons IIVPR HKGUJ.ATOH. If you le'iul n soJontnn UUUU life or buffer with KIIINKV AITKOTIONS , nvum stimumts and lake Simmons Liver ltt iu- lutor. Sure to rullovo. If you hiivo eaten miytlilnj ? Imnl ofdl- Kcetlon , or loel luiuvy ultor muiiU or 6louik'bS | ut night , tuku u doeo mid you will fool relieved and &luop pleasantly. If you uro u mUorublo eulfuror with CoS'bTirATlON. DVSIWSIA and llIUOUS- NKSS , eoek relief ut ouco In Simmon * I.Ivor Hofrulutor. It does not require continual doalng , and costs but u trillu. It will curu you. If you wake up In the morning with u bitter , bad tusto in your mouth , TiKP Simmons I.lver Jlegrulutor. It corrects inivij the llillous Btoinucli , Bweott-ns tin Ilroatli , und Cleanses tlio l-'uiTOd Ton iio. Ciui , 1 > HEN often need some ml'uCtUlnirtlo tmdTonk to avert approachinglehnoss. . Himmons IJvci Kuvulator will rtiliovo Coliu , Ileiuliiclio , Hici Btomncb , Indirection , Dysentery , und tlio com pluluts Ineideut to eUildliood. tucs-tli-sat&w ODDS AND KNDS. Strny Leaves Onthorcd from the lit- porters' Note Hook , Charlie Sloano is a notable character in his way. Ho is a Chinaman , uncon verted ami heathenish as when hn lirst opened his liltlo almond oycs to the light of the oriental sun. Hut ho is a clover lollow and altogether quite clvili/.eeL Ho speaks English readily and employs this acquirement to value in his position as Chinese interpreter for the Union Pacific. He tours the western country , but always registers from Omaha. Several western papers have made the statement that he lias a white wife here and upon this point a reporter went to Interview him at Sing Leo's laundry on liarnoy street , where Charles abides while in town. The- shrewd Interpreter was playing domlnos after his own lloylo with a part1 of fel low-countrymen when the reporter culled , but ho good-naturedly stopped the deal to talk awhile. Ho laughed when his alleged white wife was mentioned , and branded tlio story as a slanderous fabrication. The talk drifted along over various topics of a trilling nature , and tlio reporter attempted to steer Mr. Sloano into .an expression of opinion on llio persecutions of tlio coolies on the coast , but the wily Celestial declared that bo was out of politics and diplomathv < and did not euro to touch on such sub jects. Said a gentleman yesterday , "I sco by the BEE that tlic pawnbrokers propose to ask the city council for protection against the Invasion of the police. They claim that the coppers are a little "too fresh" in searching their establishments every time a pair of pants or an overcoat is stolen , and complain that in case a stolen article is found in their shops the goods are taken and they nro loft so much out of pocket. These throe ball gents put on a long face and allege that in this wise they are heavy losers. This is a pretty how-d'ye-do. I know , from personal experience , that pawnbrokers are , as as a rule , keepers of fences. Of course there are some respectable and honest men nmong them but for hock-shoppers , as a class , to demand pro tection from the police is a cheeky piece of business. It is simply asking the city authorities to assist tlio thieves in linding a safe nlueo for tlio disposal of their stolen property and at the same time to build up a big business for these same pawnbrokers. To say that the keeper of a pawnshop docs not know whether an article brought to him is stolen , is simp ly absurd. r\Tot long ago I had an over coat stolen and i traced it to a pawnshop and found that the keeper had made a loan on it for tiOc. That coat was worth at least $8 or $10. The man know it was stolen when ho bought it , because when the garment was demanded , ho said thut he would produce it in the course of an hour a , ? he bud to send to another place and get it. That "pluco" was simply a depository for stolen articles where they were left until tlio search huri bcon finished. Some throe or four years ago I had a $03 overcoat stolen and a pawn broker bought it from the thief for the liberal sum of $2 , Ho certainly knew that it was stolen and that's the way with the most of them. Their presumption in asking "protection from tlio police" is nothing short of biiblime cheek. A mistake was probably made yester day in the article hcadeel "Augean Sta bles" wherein it was stated that the feed ing stables to be built near Omaha by unknown parties would be the largest in tlio west. This can hardly bo true as the promised capacity will be only for li.OO ! ) head of live stock while the great stables al Gilmorc already have 0,700 stalls. The new institution will bo nevertheless a. great one and will bo as much a pride to uoth the city and the state. "I notice in the big advertirenient for Patterson Park in the 13uK , " said the sub jcct of an interview , "that Mr. Patterson has rung in the administration in tlio names of his streets. Ho evi dently intends tlio locality for the resi dence of democrats. Ho ought to go ahead now and make anew addition and give tlio streets republican titles , or if lie was looking for celebrities to name his thoroughfares , ho might have made selec tions at home These would do very well : IJoyd avenue , Miller alloy , boulevard Jim Cummings , Bechel lane , Behm street , Goodman street , Grand Jury street , and so on through the list now so prominently before the local public. It would have been much better and would otl'onil nobody. " "This cold wave will rob the Wabash corner people ot a good deal of picas * " remarked well-known man-about- lire , a - - - town yesterday. "Why ? Hecauso it will freeze tlio slush on the streets and the la dies will not have cause to raise their dresses when tripping across the pave ments. By the way , have you over no ticed tlio ilill'ercnco there is in tlio ladies raising their dresses ? There goes quo now. and you see she lifts her skirts barely from the walk. You may bo sure she lias a poorly- formed ankle and don't ' care to show it. But look hero there's an ankle as is an ankle , " and the enthusi astic talker rubbed his bunds as lie glanced in tlio direction of a young lady who had lifted her robes so as to reveal a small strip of stocking above her high boot top. "I toil you , that girl knows she ) is formed well up to her knees , and she don't cure who iinds it out. But she never passes the bounds of decency , and is carotul to only raise her skirts to such a height. Some people say its u Miamo for a woman to expose her lower limbs , but I toll you the best of 'em do it if they have the right shape. " Defective Flues , To the Editor of the HUB : Many of tlio lires which result in tlio purtinl or complete destruction of buildings origin ate in defective Hues. Tie | origin of said lires are accounted for as follows : The chimney commences below the coiling , extending upwitril through Iho rpof. The stovepipe ; on tors the chimney below the Culling. " Immediately above the ceiling is the tloor , leaving between the ceiling ami Iloor a space oi about eight inches , Abpvo the Iloor and below the ceiling thu chimney is plastered , which absolutely nrovonts sparks from getting Juio the rooms. "cV.CS ! ! ( > > -es originate fiom sparks getting into the rofuu whore the chimney is so covered , IJetwecn tllO said Iloor and ceiling the chimney is not plastered , and In course of time tlio mortar works out from between the bricks , leaving an opening , and with a condition of the weather requiring a brisk lire sparks come through said open ing between the brioka , drop down on the coiling and , cither kindling ut once or lying for hours gradually charring , until finally the building is in llamcs ; verdict , from some unknown cause. Kor tlio good of ifiy fellows I hereby suggest the following , which if followed will en tirely prevent lires originating as above described. Either , first , plaster the out side of the suid chimney between the floor and ceiling , or , it that cannot be done , from No. 18 sheet iron fit it closely to the Hue on the inside of the chimney , bent sloped and fitted , and so ns to ex tend above the upper biirfaco of the Iloor and below the lower surface of the ceil ing. The foregoing care-fully executed and followed , wo shall have fewer ( ires from defective Hues , Kntlre brick bloe-ks may bo saved from the d > v > trnctivo ele ment if the foregoing preeuution istsuro- fully observed. W. II. HAJIMO.NIJ. Nob. , Feb. 8,1830 , ; ' THE IMPRINT OF A THUMB Which Oattsod the Oonfossion of a Thlofand Puzzled a Dotectivo. AStrnnco Story of the Pennsylvania Oil ItGRton An Occurniico llnfil to Account l < 'or , . Siiico the organization of the society for Psychical Hcsonroh , in London , Eng land , and similar associations in America , more attention is being paid lluin in many years to occurrences which were formerly classed ns mere coincidences unworthy of inoro than a passing notice. 'Thoughtful people * are trying to explain upon soicntflio theories which but a few years ago wcro dismissed with tlio re mark thul they were "vory singular , " or tliat they wore "tlioso things winch no one cnn account for. " The phenomena of thought trnnsferonco which have re sulted from numerous carefully conducted experiments have done moro , nelhap ? . to arouse interest in mutters of this sort than nnj * other known cause. This thought , snys the St. Louis Republican , was sug gested by n conversation whioh occurred J'uosdav in the olllco of Mr. Thomas Fur long. Air. Furlong rolnlcd the following incident , which has at least ono peculiar feature. "It was in 1870,1 , think , " said h < \ "tVml hn event occurred which wn ° , ono of tlio Hrst things that made ino think tlntt per haps I would make a detective , and yet , ns you will see , t was entitled to no credit in the transaction , for it was a mere 'scratch.1 1 had lust boon 'up- pointed chief of police ot Oil City , Pa. 1 am not quito certain about the vear , but it was somewhere between 1808 ami 1870. There was u farm known as the Hlood farm , ' situated on the bank of Oil crook , about live miles from Oil City , and it was ono of the finest ami most productive farms in the oil country be tween 1804 and 1808. It had a number of line producing wells , and was well known all over that section of tlio coun try. A company from Ohio had a lease of several of the producing wells and was drilling now wells in 180S. A young man named Harncs , who lived somowlioro near Columbus , O , where the com- panj- was formed , was employed by the superintendent of'tho lease ami the charge of all the men on the lease , per haps twenty-live or thirty all told. At that time in the oil country boarding houses were scarce , owing to tlio largo number of men at work there , and as a natural result n great many were com pelled to 'shanty/ That is , three , four , or live would build u shanty and sleep and do nil their cooking in it ; keep bach elors' hall , as it wero. Barnes had a shanty that himself and three or four of tlio men had built , and his room-mato was a young man named Jones , who was born and raised in the same neighbor hood in Ohio that Barnes was. lie was also an employe on tlio lease , and Barnes had a great deal of confidence in him. "Barnes was getting a good salary , and in fact all the men were ; nonegotlingless than $4 n day. Wages Wcroliigh and tlio men lived cheaply and saved a good deal. Uarncs had bought a farm in Ohio , for which ho was paying in sunn-annual in stallments , lie saved his money and at the end of six months sent it to Ohio. Ono of the installments was about duo ; ho bad the money ready to send , and kept it in liis trunk in tlio shanty. Ono day ho went to the trunk to got a liltlo money for something , when he discov ered that he hail been robbed. The trunk was an ordinary cheap allair and under neath the till lie had laid his pocket-book. The pocket-book was there , but the con tents were gono. "As soon as Barnes found that he had noon robbed he immediately' hitched up his horse , drove down to Oil City , and reported the CUSP to mo. His room-mute , Jones , who had become very much inter ested in the case , was with him. lie had won his confidence completely , and they were great friends. Burnos described the room in which the trunk wusMtualod , told mo who had access _ to the building , etc. After hearing his statement I know very little moro about the matter than I did before. I , being very busy at the time , hadn't ' time to go up to the farm , but I asked him to drive back , put the trunk in His buggy , and bring it to me. as I wanted to sou it' And here is the singular part of it. 1 didn't know what I wanted to sec the trunk for , and had no reusoij for asking to men it. The idea came to me all of a sudden and with out my giving itany thought. After they had gone I wondered what good it was going to do for mo to see that trunk , and why 1 had told Bumps to bring It to me. "He drove back , however , and when he returned ho hud tlui trunk , and Jones was still with him. They brought it into my oilic'o , set it on Ilio iloor , nnd opened it. 1 stood up in front of it and went to take out tlio tray and I saw that ono of the loops was gone. Jt was ono of those cheap trunks , anil the loops or handles that were on the tray to lift it out by wire put In with common tacks. The loop on the right hand Hide was there , but the left hand was gone. 1 called Barnes attention to the fact , and ho said botli loons wcro on the last time lie wont to the trunk befqre the money was stolon. I looked at the place where the left loop hud been and saw that in nulling it oil' the head of onu of the laekH had come oil' , leaving a Hharp point just whore the ball of iv man's ' thumb hud passed. On looking closer I saw the print of a thumb on the paper lining of the tray that it had been cut by tlui sharp end of the tack , making a long out clear across the bull of tlio thumb. I also saw that theru were streaks of soot or coal dust on the thumb point , and 1 said to Barnes : . The man who pulled the handle oil' was evidently a tool'drossor.1 "You know a tool-dresser pets his hands like those of soniu blacksmiths. Ho is constantly working with heavy drills , gets his hands hot , plunges thorn into cold water , ad | ) the sklu''of the in side of the Jiuguvs iol. calloused nnd full of tloep creases. 'I Iioo creases fill up \yith soot , coal-dust , and dirt , and it is hard to got out. CoiiisOiiioiitly | when the ' thumb or linger is pressed on ; i elea'ri surface it will leave a h\ark \ lliul anyone CUD tell who knows anything about mechanics. A tool-drosoov , therefore , was reully u marked num. 1 looked again at tlio thumb-print and suw that there was about us much soot and w . \ 'u it us there wu-j biped . 3 J raised my head , Jones , h-'i walked around the trunk , and 1 caught a glimp.se of ( lie thumb of his Ion bund ; 1 suw in an in- utanl that ho hud a out aero ? * the left hull. " 'Yes,11 sfthl. 'a tool'drcsnor lifted that tray out , ' : fnd , tftklrt2 up Jones' left hand , 1 said , 'and hero's ' the sufil'i * " 1 put his thumb against the print nnd found that It corresponded exactly. Jones wns as white as a sheet and seemed us if he was going to sink into his boots ) " 'Yes , 1 took the money,1 lie said , and ho went buck to the farm and showed where ho hud concealed it , Barnes got buck every dollar of it and refused to prosecute Jonus. " 'Furlong , ' he said , 'I'm sorry 1 brought that mutter to you. I'd rather lost the money any day than to have found out thai Jones stole it. I hud ( ho most perfect cnnlidonco in him , and I never had anything bhake my faith in human nature ns tnis has done ' "One of the city ollleiuls was in my ofllco at the time the trunk was opened and ho told mrt afterward that when 1 discovered the thumb print on ( he tray lie noticed thul Jones turned pule nnd scorned uneasy and nervous. Ho thought it was u grout pii'co of detective work and it created considerable talk in tlu'i locality for a time , blit , te > 'tol ) you the ti'uth , 1 was uot entitled to. .any credit for it. Something told mo to send for that trunk , but why I did H I never could loll ; if I hadn't done so I norer would have foumt out who took that mono ) * . No , I don'I liollovp in spiritualism or nnyllilug of the kind , but I never could account for that occurrence. " A HOOMIN'O COtiXTItV. A lloHlilcnt of Slinridnn County Telia or Its 1'rojtross. J , V. Glover , for many years a resident of Surpy county and at ono time post master at Louisville , was in the city yes terday visiting friends. Mr , Glover is now residing in Sheridan county , this state , where ho removed about two years ago on account of his health. In speaking about that section of the country to a HBK reporter last night Mr. Glover grew enthusiastic , declaring It to bo ono of the finest in thu land. Sheridan county is In the northwestern part of tlio state , lying next to Dakota , and its me tropolis is the thriving town of Gordon. It will bo two years the coming spring since the llrst settler entered the county , which now has n population of 9,800. Mr. Glover \yas among the llrst on the ground , securing a farm about live miles from what is now the town of Gordon. There wore then two houses and six tents in the valley , but during tlio sunmuT pthor settlers arrived , a in'.tnnor of build' ings Wcro put up , urnl the population in creased rapidly. Last year Mr. Glover raised the only crop of wheat in the yallov , for which ho received $1.55 per bushel. This will ho used in the spring for seed and largo quantities will bo planted , lie has now 100 acres of lalnl improved and will put ncurly all of it to wheat. In regard to other crops Mr. Glover wns eonlldont that they will bo success fully grown , except , porhups. corn. Last year the corn crop was a failure on ac count of extremely wet weather In Aug ust. As a rule , however , tlio cllmulo is dry , and during the winter no snow has fallen. This bus loft the grass un covered , and horses and cattle have been kent fat without being fed n pound of hay or grain. When lie loft homo two weeks ago Mr. Glover guvo orders to his men to begin plowintriii a week , us the frost is all out of the ground. The town of Gordon has now 400 popu lation. It is on the railroad , anil lait year there were live surveying parties in that vicinity for now roads. The elilll- cully was encountered , however , of se curing an outlet north into Dakota , ns the roads could not bo built through the Sioux reservation. A bill is now pending in conirress to secure the right of way through the reservation , and it it passes Mr. Glover is confident that the B. & M. will build through Gordon. BIUSIO AND MASKS. Two Qrnml Masquerades Ijast liven ing I'rovo Successful. Met/ and Turner halls were both crowded to their utmost capacity last night on the occasion of tlio grand mask ball of Thurston hose company. The allair was a great success in every par ticular , as none couid doubt who gazed upon the scene. There were many brilliant and varied costumes to bo Been , and with merry music , joyous laughter and light feet tlio hours were gaily whlled away. The dancing alternated between the two halls , witli ten minute intermissions which were tilled up in an enjoyable manner by those resting from the di/.z.y whirl. At midnight the unmasking took place ; and the ( lancing continued with unabated enj03111 nut until a Into hour this morning. Financially the boys reaped : i rich harvest , and they arc to bo congratulated on the sociul success of tlio grand affair. The gentlemen to whom Is duo a large share of tlio credit of tlio cnjoynbloness of the evening , acted on the following committees : Master of Coots , Put Ford ; Iloor managers , J. J. Galligun , Martin Hamgo , II. B. Kennedy , Ed Lender ; IV. I . Lane , F. S. Malcorii , Win. Webb , John Curry , A. J. Herold , J. C. Pcntzel , W J. Coots , Geo. Biako. U ) ' . HAND J'KSTIVITIKS. The masquerade of the Union Pacific band at Light Guard and Metropolitan halls was also highly successful , both financially and socially. The music was. excellent , the costumes brilliant , and the dancing program me finely arranged and delightfully carried out. Personal Mrs. 15. E. Gordon and Mrs. M. G. Bohunnun , of Lincoln , arrived in the city lust evening and are guests at the Mil- lard. lard.Mr. Mr. Fred Edgorton , the sable gentle man who last summer officiated in the capacity of assistant jailor at the cen tral police station , returned last evening from an extended and rather exciting trip to Colorado. As ho entered the sta tion last night with a broad grin on his face , ho ejaculated , "Hero I is again , " and was aU'eelionately irreoteil by the po licemen assembled. He tells some re- murkiiblo stories of his experiences on his passage from Pueblo to Omaha. ESS 25 YEARS USE. Tlio Greatest Medical Triumph of the Age ! mvjm mujti * * Brft SYMPTOMS OP A i Jfuvelo cosivr | , 1'u'iii In the Iiviul , irlili a dull ociisiiltiiii In ilio bricU purr , I'nln unr'fr tlio thnulder- lilnilc , Fullness lifter eullni : , willi iidlt- lucllnntlon to exurllon of liuclr ormlml , Irrllnlillllyofluiniior. J.owei'lrlla , wllli iifoullniMiriJiiviiiKiicclectvil uomiicliity , Weai Inruo , Dlzv.liivpVt ITIntoi-liifr | nt ' ' Kourt , Dots l > ( ifoio tlio eyoa , HcuUucliO over ilio vlcht eye , llcstliHisnosi ! , with tUTuI ih'imois , Hlulilyculoreil llriueinoil CONSTIPATION. TOTX'S IMLT.B are especially mlixploil to Biicli cases , ono ilngn < nrcct CTiuii a clmnnoJlooHiii\8toasi' ' jllnioeuorer. ' " They Iiy " tt".o / ) iiietltean < l cau e the toil. t. < on l''lr ii , tiiui the emi'in l oHirt.iiml liyllu'lrl'oiilc. Action on tliolM eUlvoOrtalJ,1t | > 'l"rHlii < > lgnro NSSlAS mmm'0 * " ' * * * ' "lrrliy NI..W.V. TUTT'S ' EXTRACT SARSAPARJLLA JU'jiovatul Hie bgily , itiakoj liealtliy lleili , Ft-ciuj'tlifU3 | the i-.uk , ivpuirn tliovtistesof Via system with pure lihod and Imrd muscle ; cones the IIUI-VOIIH nvt > tuiii , Invigorates Urn trniti , mil jniuaitu ' > vigor of nmnliood. $1. HeM bv flmKKiV * . . . .14 Murr'ny ( Wow Vork. Nebraska National Bank OMAHA , NEBRASKA. Paid up Capital . . . . . . $200,000 Suphuililny 1 , 1888 . 25,000 H. W.VATKS , President. A. U. TOU/.AI.IN , Vice President. W. II. H. iluaiins , Cashier. ' W. V. MouJB , JOHNS. Cou.iss , II. W. YATI , LEWIS S. Itiir.u , A. E. TOUZAI.IK , BANKING OFFICEi IRON JUANK. Co , iili mul 1'nrnai'n Structa. General lluuklmr Uusluoi ) Traui.iUo-1.