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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , APRIL 23 , 1886.
HE RILLED IN SELF-DEFENSE , William Oftrlin , the Slayer of "Bill" Davis , Acquitted by the Coroner's Jury. EVIDENCE AT THE INQUEST. Insulted by Minnie Hank Two Con fidence Men Captured A Hncak Thief Hun Down A lj > Cuttle Case Oilier Ijocnl Matters. Cnrlln Acquitted. The coroner's inquest over the remains of Ocorgo Davis , the victim of the shoot ing nfl'air on Sunday , was commenced at * 11 o'clock yesterday , The jury men summoned were C. 8. Goodrich , Dr. Tanner , Oco. Medlock , Ed Ainscow , W. F. Gin-ley , and 1' . McGovern. Car- lin was present during the examination. His face is badly bruised and swelled , the result of Davis1 attack upon him. TIM ; TKSTIMONV OK AN EVK AVITSIISS. Hen 0. ( tetters , of Madison , Neb. , Was the lirst witness. Ho was in the city on Sunday , and was walking near the river , Hight-s-colng. He saw Davis and another man walking up the railroad track. Davis was carrying a revolver behind him. Carlln came up , and Mr. ( intters asked who Davis was shooting at. Carlln re plied that Davis was trying to kill him , and that Davis had a long-range revolver while his was but a small one. Davis hid In a lumber pile and waited until Carlin came up. 1 saw Davis holding his revolver in trout of him , and I motioned Carlin to stay back. Carlin camuup and Davis jumped out from between the piles of lumber and approached preached him. Davis said something about Carlin's having had him arrested. He then approached Carlln and struck him over tin ; eye , knocking him down , Carlln raised upon his knees and as he did so Davis lircd at him. Carlln then drew his revolver nnd lircd twice. 1 then went and helped Carlin up. His face wasbleeding profusely. Ho told mo that ho was working there and would not be beared away from his work by Davis or anybody else. Davis was drink as I saw him staggering as he walked along the track before the shooting. DAVIS * I'AUTNEIt TESTIFIES. Nathan Waybrighl boards with tlio mother of George Davis. He said Davis came up to the postolllco on Sunday mor ning and returned homo in a drunken condition. Davis had a habit of shooting at anybody and overvbody when ho was full. Ho was walking with Davis when they saw Carlln. Davis said , " 1 am go ing to kill that man. " Witness tried to persuade DavU logo home. Davis said that ho had had a row with Curlin on Saturday night and now ho was going to finish him. Dais said he would kill any policeman who would try to arrest him. When Carlin came up where the witness and Davis wore , Davis sprang out from between the piles of lumber and com menced shooting. Witness didn't stay any longer. Ho said ho always got out of the way when there was any shooting. A HOY'S STOHY. George Williams , a newsboy , testiliod that ho was on tlio liver when tlio shoot ing occurred , llo MIW Davis shoot at Carlin in the morning. Later. Carlin was jj oing up thu track , attending to his d utieswhon Davis came out from the lumberyard and said : "Hill , you had mo arrested , didn't you. " Carlin replied : " " "Well. I'll kill "I did not , you any way , " said Davis'as , he struck Carlin and knocked him down. In other respects the witness corroborated tho.uvidencc of Mr. Getters , the lirst witness. Judge Stenbel'g tebtilied that there were a dozen or more complaints made to him on Similar morning that Davis was creating a disturbance at the river. He issued a warrant for his arrest. Mar shal Cummings and Ofliecr Mat/.a testi fied to tlio facts of Carlin's self-surrender and Davis' generally bad character. Dr. Aycrs testilied as to the causes of Davis" death. Ono of the bullets entered the abdomen , just below the diaphragm , and passed entirely through the body. The other shot entered just below the left shoulder blade and lodged in the lungs. Davis died game , expressing no concern whatever about his condition. Ho told his physician several stories , but Btrenonsly denied to the last that he had a revolver. Ho said ho knocked Carlin down and Carlin fired upon him. Ho gave liis name us George Clawn to Dr. Aycrs. The inquest was then adjourned until 1:80 : p. m. THK AKTEItNOON SICSSION . The coroner's jury mot at 1:39 : o'clock and completed the hearing pt the case. The crow of tlio U. & til switch engine , John Mulvahill , Sohn Murphy and Mor ris Dalton , were examined. These gen tlemen were all eye witnesses to the shooting , and testilied to the same facts , es.senliiuly , to thu olVeet that the assault made by'Davis upon Carlin was entirely unprovoked and unwarrantable. Mr. Mulvahill testilied that ho was certain Davis fired the first shot , though the oth er two gentlemen could not state defi nitely upon this point , as the shots were Jircd almost simultaneously. Mr. B. C. Spalding , bookkeeper forD. Sopor & Co. , testilied that Mr. Carlin had been in the employ of that firm for a year and was a steady , sober and reliable workman. The case was given lo the jury , who promptly returned a verdict , linding "that said George Davis came to his death from a pistol shot tired from a pistol tel in thu hands of William Carlin , and we , the jury , iind that said shot was lircd In self defense , and thai the shooting was justifiable. " District Attorney Estcllo conducted the examination before the jury , Ed Crowoll , Esq. , appearing in Mr. Carlin'H interest. Carlin was released at the close of the Inquest and accepted the congratulations of Ids family and friends. The friends of Davis have made no arrangonumt for the disposition of his re mains , which will bo Interred by Coroner Drexel to-day unless claimed by the family. iNsur/n-folTv MINMH. Why Miss Kdlth ICilwarils , the Men delssohn I'riinn Donna , H - ' i'uscil to King. Nearly every one of the 5,003 people rvhoasscmblud in thc > o > cpoiUon ! bidding on Saturday night to listen to Mine. Hank and the Mendelssohn * wondered vhy Miss Edwar-ds , the young soprano if the club did not make her appuaranco ts per the programme. During the in- 'erval which elapsed before Mr. Ryan doppod out upon thu platform and an nounced that the young lady coul d not f ing , "many conjectures were made as to i the cause of the hitch. Some wur u in < nlined to believe that Miss Edwards was "milled" bceanso she would ( < have to divide unequally the lion- jors of the evening with Mme , k * Hank. Others were constrained to think O that sue was struck with a species ol * stage fright at tlio idea of having her of jforts contrasted with those of the grcal Jprima donna. llotli these suppositions , [ as well as others that ware openly made , Kvorti wrong , The true inwardness of the aft'air 'was explained yesterday a reporter for the JKK $ by a gentleman who was in n position to know the exact circumstances , It seems thatMine. . Hauk made n slighting remark before Miss Edwards lo thu ctl'ect that shu ( Miss 10 , Was a presumptuous little thing to * DiuiorJaku a concert tour , when she had so little musical ability. This stung \hc \ sensitive girl to the quick , and but foi her self control n violent quarrel might have ensued. As it was , she sent for the manager of the club , and informed him that as Mmc. Hank had been en gaged to sing , she would not appear. All entreaty was useless. The blood of the young Indy vocalist was "up" and she would not under any circumstances appear on the platform. "I did not know until I came here , " she said , "that Miss Hank waste to sing. Nevertheless I was willing to fulfill my part on the programme , and up to short time ngo. fully intended lo do so. lint since I have been openly insulted by Miss Hank , I will leave her to satisfy the nndtence. " Those who know Miss Edwards , say that she is a younir lady of sweet dispo sition , rare beauty , and many personal charms , In addition to being a very line singer. This account of tlio little all'air which is vouched for by several gentlemen - men of unquestioned veracity , certainly reflects anything but credit upon Minnie Hank. _ CONKIONCE M13N CAUGIIT. A Youth Prom Virginia llcCusos to lie Taken In , Stonewall Coskrill is the name of a plucky UO year-old boy from Virginia. IIu came to Nebraska on Saturday night , to grow up with the country. Yesterday he fell into the clutches of two confnlenco men. He halllutt them , and now they are behind the bars. The two "con" men , whew name ? are John Shea nnd I ) . C. Miller , trh-d to "work" him on the old plan. To quote the boy's words : " 1 came here from the Hind's on Saturday and wont to the Union Pacific headquarters to sco if I couldn't get work on somn of thu ratlro.vl con struction gangs. They told mo to comeback back again , i'ld-t morning 1 went to the headquarters again , and while going in the door these two fellows mot me. The oldest of them asked mo if I wanted to work , 1 told him that 1 had come to Ne braska for that purpose. Then ho said something about having some goods at the depot that he coulan'l. get until ho paid $80. If I would get them out ho would give mo steady employment. I told him that I would think of it and let him know later. In the meanwhile [ started down to the depot , as the people in the headquarters told mo that 1 could get work on one of the construc tion gangs. 1 met the two men at the depot again add pointed them out to the police. The policeman told njo after wards that the two fellows were "con men" and wore trying to cheat mo. 1 didn't think anything about that at the time , but , you bet , I lunglad that Fdidn't ' give up my money. " Shea and Miller answer tlio description of a brace of confidence crooks who have been oncratimr in the city for a month past. They will bo prosecuted for all there is in _ the case , and. as Coekrill tells a straight story , it will doubtless go hard with them. TUIO NKW ( J.Cs COMt'ANY. Mr. Slicltoti "Writes a Carrt lit natioii. To the Editor : If you will look over the gas papers in the hands of the city council , you will Iind that an ordinance , is before that body to give to the Citizens Gas company a franchise to erect gas works in this city. The ordinance pro vides that the Citizens'Gas company shall supply the people with gas of at least sixteen , candle newer and at a price not to exceed § 1.150 per 1,000 feet for the first five years and after that the city council to regulate the price. It also gives the city the right to purchase the works at any time after their completion at their cost with six per cent interest added. It also provided for proper conditions for laying the mains on the streets and replacing the pavements in as good a condition as be fore ; a thing the old company has not done. . All that the Citizens' Gas com pany ask is that the council rescind the exclusive privilege given the old com- panv , and give them a franchise the same as that asked for by the now company. Then the old company would have every advantage , as'they now have their works in operation , and have the cus tom of nearly all the buildings. Dons the old gas company fear fair com- Cetition ? If not , why do they object to eing put on the same footing as asked by the now company ? Without n repeal of the old ordinance the now company would bo exposed to litigation anil all the annoyances and expenses attending it. All they ask of the council is a fair show. Whether the now company gets a franchise ) on these terms or not the neo- pie can thank them for forcing the old company to reduce the price of gas from ? ' .5U to $1.75 per 1,003 feet. NATHAN SHKLTOX. 1115 nUOI'l'KI ) T1IR 1VATOII. AVIioso Ijlttlo HclioiucVa Nipped In they ntiil. John Kelley , a notorious crook , was arrested yoslurday by Officer O'Uoylo , on Sixteenth street , for stealing a watch from a lady In the Estabrook block. Kelley , it seems , had gone up into this buildinc on the corner of Sixteenth and Chicago streets , ostensibly to beg a meal. He approached a lady , Mrs. Rohm , living on the third lloor , and asked her for something to eat. Shu replied that she would gladly help him if ho needed it , but that she was moving , and too busy to attend to his wants. Kelley fooled around a short time longer , and then dis appeared. He had not been gone a mo ment before Mrs. Rchm discovered her gold watch was missing from thu bureau drawer. She immediately calkvi Mr. R , A. Wilbur , a gentleman roominir on the sumo lloor , to stop Kolloy. MrV. . Htnrted atter thu thief , who had about twelve rods start , and after a hard chase , captured him , and turned him over to Ollicer O'Ho.ylo. Kulloy dropped the watch while lleeing. It was picked up by Mr. Wilbur , and returned to Mrs. Relnn. " \Vlio Owned tlio Jloril ? Ail interesting case is in progress in the district court , In which the lion , Wil liam A. I'axton , of this city , lignres as de fendant. The case , as gleaned from the petitions In court , is as follows ; In 1883 A. E. Hooker , a prominent cattle man , died in Holt county , Ne braska A herd of100 cattle formed a part of the estate of which II. 11. McEvoeny has been appointed admin istrator , The cattle were in the posses sion of W.J. Hooker , a brother of the deceased , who refused to deliver the stock to the administrutior , The admistrator then got possession of the cattle by the replevin process , but W. J. Hooker and men in his em ploy look forcible possession of tlio herd and drove them into Dakota and sold them to Mr. I'axton for $11,000. The administrator then brought suit to secure the money for the stock , accepting the terms of Hooker's alleged illegal sale. Hooker has also brought a suit to recov er the same amount. Mr , I'axton is ready to pay Hooker or the administrator , but don't care about paying twice for the cattle. The case in question now .is to determine the owner- snip of the cattle at the time of the sale to Mr. I'axton. Messrs. Cowin and kin- kaiil appear for W. J. Hooker and Thurs- ton and Hall and H. M. Utley of O'Neill for thu.udminlstnxtor. SETTLING DOWN IN OMAHA , To bo Done by a Largo Foundry , Machine Shop , Warehouse and Bridge Works. WORTH MILLIONS TO OMAHA. Tlirco of the Grcnt nnil Wealthier enterprises Thnt. Have Ilcon Secured fur Tills City , Tlio Foundry nnd Machine Simp. A few days ngo , the UBE published mi article expressing tlio belief that the Usher & Russell foundry nnd machine shop of Kansas City , Mo. , and Lawrence , Kau , was about to locate in tills city. It now reverts to the subject and announces that thcfio works will positively be located here and in running order by the IBth of next Juno. They will bo built in the cast i of block 5 , Bedford Place , a track of land lying south and West of the fair grounds. The location is on ono of tlio best sites on tlio Hell line , and sillHciontly near the city to bo of advantage for residence purposes. 'iliis important determination was made but a day ago and Is now for tlw first time given to tlio public. Tlio works will bo divided into twcplnrgjo' buildings , willi u number of smaller ones. This former will bo respectively 70xlW and 10x150 feet , and will be of both brink and frame. They win give employment to from 75 to 150 men throughout the year. To establish tlieso shops the plant of Usher & Russell now located at the points above speciliod. will bo moved here entire. This linn pas a number of contracts to bo fulfilled in the future , the work of which will be commenced imme diately after tl.o same are opened. They make all kinds of castings and turn out excellent wi ought iron work , according to design. They have : i heavy contract with the Union 1'acllc , and ox- poet to turn out for them a great deal of the work I hey employ injho running of their stock. Tlio fact of this contract with the Union 1'aeilie rather led to the under standing that when this firm should de cide to locate here , the Union Pacific would be accorded the right of selecting the site. In view , however , of Messrs. Bedford ite Sour's proposition which waste to donate to Usher & Russell the ground required for their works , the road waived its right in the premises. Accordingly , the oiler of lledford & Sour has been ac cepted. This means employment to so many more skilled and unskilled la borers , and an increase in the wealth and industrial activity of Omaha of which the city may bo proud. To Kollow Tlioril. The information contained in the above article is supplemented herewith by another of scarcely le.ss importance. It is now assured that the foundry and machine shop of Usher & Hussell will bo followed in locating hero by the Missouri River bridge works , of 'Loavonworth , which will give almost constant employment - mont to ahou lfiO mechanics. Both of these institutions can and will work beautifully together , and bo of exceeding advantage to both city and state. Still Another. There has been so much said about the location of the Molinc Plow warehouse that * it will bo a source of pleasure to most people to learn that the location has at length been dcicrinined upon. Omaha has been selected , and here the company will build a five-story brick warehouse , littxliiS feet. This building will be erected as soon as the pend ing formalities _ may bo arranged. The representatives of the company have visited nearly every part of tlio city and have selected three cites , cither of which would suit their purpose. They have commissioned Mr. C. E. Maynu to purchase the one of these which he may procure lit most reasonable rates. The money with which to make the purchase has already been deposited and the lot before long will bo transferred to the Moline folks. This warehouse means the investment of money enough to carry on the business of an important branch of one of the big gest manufactories in the country. It means , besides the inducing of other warehouses in the tiiuno line to como here , and several of those are al ready assured. The Cnblo Ijinc nnd tiio VInrtuot. OMAHA , April 27. To the Editor : Will you kindly publish in to-day's paper the letter of C. O. Martin , chief engineer and superintendent of the Mew York and Brooklyn bridge ? His statement is plain and to the point and can scarcely be mis understood , and as he is in a position to know what ho writes about should bo ac cepted as authority. Now , if it is desira ble to destroy the Klcvonth street viaduct as a roadway for private conveyances , then it is proper for the city council to grant the cable company the privileges they ask , otherwise the cable company should bo required to provUo a proper and independent roadway of their own. Below will bo found Mr. Martin's letter above referred to. 11. KOUMT/.I- : . snt. MAHTIN'S LETTER. BROOKLYN , N. Y. , April 21 , 1830. II. Kountzo , Omaha , Neb. Dear Sir : Last craning 1 received your telegram of the 12d ! ! inst. , as follows : ' 'Would you deem it safe , aduisable or prudent to establish a line of cable cars on a viaduct or bridge with a roadway only ten fuel wide , same roadway to bo used in common by cable cars and by private carriages and wag ons , ono class of travel following I fie other and on the .same track , viaduct be ing on an incline of four feet. in u hundred ? " In reply I bog say most emphatically Unit 1 would not consider it oitlior safe , advisable or prudent , to use a viaduct , each roadway of which is only ton feet wide for both cable cars and carriages , but ou the contrary would consider it un safe and dangerous in the extreme. It is true that on the New York and Brook lyn bridge both cable cars and vehicles cross and rccross , but , as yon see from the enclosed cross section of the bridge , that they occupy different divisions and that a truss separates them. No incon venience nor danger results from this ar rangement , but on your proposed viaduct the roadway is so narrow that n car and vehicle could not puss each other , and it would bo next to an impossibility to rogultuthe speed of the card to adapt it to the v airing speed of carriage travel. Again on a grade of four feet to n hundred , she uld any accident occur by which the car be came dotiichcd from the cable , and the brakes failed to work properly , the cars would dash down the grade , carrying de struction as they went. Again the cables of cable railways are sometimes stranded , that is one or morn strands of wire composing the cable become broken , and become so entangled in the grip of the car that the conductor is un able to detach the car from the cable. Should this occur the car would bo dragged along irrisistibly at the rate of which the cabin was moving nnd would sweep from the viaduct whatever happened to bo in front of it. In my judgment , should a cable railway be placed upon a viaduct no wider than the ono proposed by you , it would bo effectu ally ruined for street travel. Very truly yours , C , ( j. MARTIN ; Chief Engineer and Superintendent New York and Urooklyu ' As I understand itilhq viaduct is twen ty feet wide , ten fectwf the width to bo used by cars and vehicles going in ono direction and the other ten feet by those going In the opposite direction. 'C. C. MAIITIK. Public sale of Short Horn cnttlo at Lin coln. Neb. , April 14,1830. Fifteen cows and heifers nnd twenty bulls. For cata logues apply to Col. F. M. Woods , Lin coln , Neu. , or Williams & Lacy , Lacoua , Iowa. . . . Rnll Note * . The Union Pacific is rteriously contem plating a system of suburban passenger trains and is now about ready to start the ball rolling by the early introduction of an additional train on 'tho ' main line be tween Omaha and Grand Island , running each way once every day. It is also pos sible that dummy trains may bo run on the Republican Valley and on the Omaha , Niobrara and Black Hills branches , running into the main line from Norfolk on the latter road , nnd connecting with the Grand Island tram at Columbus. On the Kopublican Valley branch the dummy will run from Stromsburg and Beatrice and make the connection at Valley. The time table will be arranged so that the people at the points already named and all internicdi- nto stations can come to Omaha , arriving here about I0il0or : It o'clock , have live or six hours to transact such business as they may desire and return home in time for supper. General Agent Babcock , of the C. & N. W. , leaves for a business trip to Chey enne this evening. Ho will bo accom panied by ( lencral Manager W. F. Fitch , of the IVK. & M. V. General Manager Filch , of the F. E. & M. V , , has nmiovud Ins family from Missouri Valley to Omaha , and is occu pying n suite of rooms at the Paxton. S. W. Powers , stock agent for the Union Pacific at Kearney , is in the city. The tricky Santa Fe has again put rates down to $40 for first-class unlimited tickets to the Pacific coast. This is a cut of $10 on tlie rates of the Union Paoilic and B. &M. It is not known at either of the headquarters exactly what this move means whether it is a deliberate attempt to renew hostilities , or whether the Santa Fe people arc yet in ignorance of the recent action of the B. & M. iind Union Pacific in restoring rates. Assist ant Passenger Agent McCarthy said yes terday that the Union PacilicQ would probably determine positively wnat this act of the Santa Fe means before taking any action looking toward a cut in rates. When you come to Lincoln , stop at the Commercial Hotel , if you want homo comforts. C. W. KITCHEN , Proprietor. Want Them to Vacate. The Masonic temple craft of O maha has commenced an action before Judge J\lc- Culloch to secure possession of the store building at No. 212 north Sixteenth street , now being occupied by Siuitli , Kennedy & Co. , as a grocery store. The plaintiff alleges that in November , 1883 , the de fendants leased the store room for one ye-ir at $05 per month , that they have re fused to pay their rent , there now being $200 duo. It is asked therefore that judgment bo ren dered against Smith , Kennedy & Co. . and damages for detention of Jlho store , and that they bo required to vacate the buildings. The defendants , through their attorneys , Scott & Scott , have filed an answer denying that there is any rent due the plaintilfs , or that the building is wrongfully kept from the possession of thu Masonic Temple craft. The defense ajleges that the plaintiff agreed to pro vide a store room in the cellar of the said building , build an elevator , pirvido wayjr closets and make oilier im provements all of which i they have failed to do. By reason of ( this alleged breach of contract the defendants consider not only that they do not owe any rent to the plaintiffs , but that they have been dam aged to the extent of $1,000 for which they ask judgment and the costs of the suit. For Ralc'or Iradc. Forty sections of extra choice western agricultural lands ; twelve hundred and eighty acres of York county , Neb. , land , divided into ten very desirable farms. For particulars address the owners , HOPKINS & COWAN , YorkNeb. . Police Docket. G. B. Douglas , Charles Martin , John Roscgrcn , Henry Janko , John Donahoo and tin individual who gave the classic name of John Doc , wore arraigned before his honor , Judge Stonborg , Yesterday for intoxication. The crowd was finan cially "busted. " All but Donahoo were rulcnscd. That individual paid a line of $5 aid costs and was released. Henry Bjnkhardt , arrested for va grancy , was given ten days on bread and water. John Uooney , on a similar charge , was released. John Nolan and James Ryan wore two tramps arrested by the police in the "Bummers' Grove , " near the B. & M. tracks , Monday. The ollicers captured them alter a hard chase , during which Ryan , ono of the vagrants , tumbled down an embankment , lulling near seventy- live foci. This morning ho was barely able lo limp into court and receive his sentence , Judge Stcnberg sent them up to the county jail for twenty days. A mistake was made in the report of Saturday's police court proceedings , which is hereby ; corrected. A number of tramps wore tried and four of them were committed to the county jail , instead of all being released , as stated in the BIK. : Wanted to exchange for stock of Hard ware and general merchandise , 503 acres of line Thayer county ( Nob.land ) ; live lots in Genoa ( Nob. ) ; gooil store building ( best corner ) ; good dwelling ( best loca tion ) in Essex ( Iowa ) ; ale eighty acres one-half milo from town of Essex ( Iowa ) , seeded in blue grass For further par ticulars , address John Linderholm , Cen tral City , Nebraska. TALKS WITH TilAVKIjKKM. Short Interviews Grithorcd in the Hotel - tel ItotuiuluK. Joseph ] i , Gossngc , proprietor of the Daily Journal , Rapid City , Dakota : "Tho railroad will bo into' Rapid City about the middle of Junoi There are about forty-live mihis of track to bo constructed. Rapid City is booming. It has nbcut 3,500 people , and is bound to be a big town. Mining in the Black Hills is in prosperous condition. ' The tin mines are the greatest discovery ever made in America. They will do more for the Black Hills country than all the other kinds of mines put together. By the way. the hot springs at Bufl'alo Gap are equal to the hot springs of Arkansas , and will become the greatest resort for invalids in America. They are not yet known very widely , but when they become properly - orly advertised they will prove a bonanza to the company that has control of them. Demand Higher AVnuoH. The brickmoluersat the dilVeront yards throughout the city have made a formal demand of their employers for a raise of fifty cents per day in t heir wages. They are receiving $3.50 , so that if their demands are acceded to , they will get 3 per day. There are about 75 brickmolders in the city and all of them have agreed to stand by the demand. It is probable that in case the employers refuse to give in , tliero will bo n strike. The brick manufact urers will hold a meeting to-day or to morrow to discus the.situation ; and deCide - Cido upon some line of action. The June FcnUvnl. Mr. Pratt is thoroughly determined that the Omaha festival shall bo a credit to the musical talent of the city as well as to himself. Commencing no\t week ho will hold thrco rehearsals weekly , viz. : Monday afternoons and Monday and Tuesday evenings. Excellent pro gress is being made and much enthusiasm is manifested by all. Such an oppor tunity of practicing under an experi enced leader is being eagerly sought for by our singers. An invitation dress re hearsal of the chotus will bo given May 10 to a few leading citizens und the mem bers of the press. Monday evening's rehearsal passed off smoothly and was well attended. The Premium lilst. Secretary Wheeler , of the Fair associa tion , is at work upon the fair premium list , which will bo ror.dy for Issuance in about two weeks. The speed premiums to bo offered aggregate about $10,000 , and other premiums a similar amount. PERFECT MADE .Prepared with ppeclnl regard toNe No Ammonln , I.ltnc nr Alum. PRICE BMINQ POWDER CO. , CHICACO. . BT. LOUIS © KflAMA , Cor. Capitol Avenue. THE TnnATJir.xT or AM. Chronic & Surgical Diseases. DR. WJcKlGNANlY , Proprietor. Hixii'un yearn" llosiilwl nnd J'rlvulu rrnctlco Wo liiivo the fncllllu. * , nppnmtiiB mid remedies for tlioeucccsi'fiil trralincnt of c\cry form of < li - tnie requiring cither inrdicnl or Mirglcnl Ircntmint , nnd inutu all to como nml Itivcttljjato for themselves or correspond \\ilh 119. l.oni ; experience In tre.it- IngcnscH by letter ennliles IIH to treat tunny cases scicntnleiilfv wltlinnt foolns them. WHITE fOH CIUCULAU on Deformities nnd Itrnccs Club Feet , Ctirvntures of tlio Spine , DISEASES 01WOMEN. . I'llcc , Tumors , Cancer * , Catarrh , Brnncliuis , Inhalation , J lcclrlclty , I'nral- } > ls , lijiileppy. Kidney , Kye , liar , Skin , Wood and all HiirRlcnl operations. IlnttcrlpN. Jnluilcrs. Unices , Trusses , nnd fll kind * of .Medical and Surgical Api > iuncci ! > , man ufactured nnd tCti sale. Ihs only reliable. Medical Institute making Private , vSnocial i Nervous Disease ; , ' A SIMii IAI.TY. ALT , rONTAMOtlS AND llt.OOT ) DISEASES , \vhnlcvcrcatiFcproducedMicccyifullytieated. . We can remove Syphilitic poiton from the tyetcm without mercury. New rcntorative treatment for loss of vital power. AUj COMMUNICATIONS CONKIUKNTiAI. . Call nnd consult 119 or tend name nnd post-ofllco address plainly written enclose stamp , nnd we wlllFcnrl yon , in plain wrapper , our PRIVATE CIRCULAR TO MEP tires I'niVATB , SPKCIAI * AND NKRVIHJS DISBABESI , SKMINAI. WEAKNESS , SPZ&MATOIIRIICEI I.MPOTEN- cv , SYi'Mius. ( lononiuiiKi , GLEET , VAIUCOCELE , RTIUOTURK , AM ; ALL nisEA na OF THE OSNITO- URINARY OnoAhs , or tciid history of your case for an opinion. Persons unable to vlfitngmny bo treated at Ibelr homes , by cov ref pondencc. Medicines nnd Iiulni' mcnN cent by mall or express SKCUKIiLY I'ACli ID VKO.M OllSIiUVATION . no marks to imllraU contents or Bender. Ono personal Interview fire- fcircd if convenient. Fifty rooms for the accoin. : nolation of patient. " Ito.inl nnd attendance at reasonable pi Ices. Address all Letters to Omaha Medical and Surgical Institute. for laiiiSI "iii ( Cnn'tol AVQ. . OMftHA. KB. : ESTABLISHED 1870. Lincoln Steam Dye Works W. D. KOKEHTSON , Trop'r. Omco No. 1105 O St. , Worlts S.E. Cor. P. & Oth. Lincoln , Nob. Gents' Clothing : Clemiod nnd Ho .pulrcd. Best Goods in MlarM d , III. Ask for our pools : niul fieo that the bcuroiir 1 ratio mark. Patent Upright I'ianoinro conceded to bo the best in thu market at u i.ioderato price. 0,000 , now in use. Remarkable for t'lulr durability , and capacity tor htandin in tune. Endorsed by Rive- KinjX , .Sherwood , Uoscovitx , Leibling , 1-Mdy , Ppitt , and other eminent members of the musical profession. WAREROOMS ; 1305 and 1397 F.irnam St. TIftiKEN SPRING VEHICLES. OVER 4OO.OOO ast. IN USE. ra ! e t Illilluir Velilcle raiide. vrithon pen > ° i > "t a Th Hprliuwleuulucn Uortep according to th ei Ul liter curKq well nduptrd lo roiujji country ruitd. u flnedrttescfcltwu. niutmroclur do - iuii Association BEATRICE , NEBRASKA. THE LEADING ASSOCIATION OF THE WEST. CASH CAPITAL , PAID UP IN FULL , $100,000.00 GROS3 ASSETS , DECEMBER 31st , 1088 160,880.39 A certificate of membership in this Association furnishes benefit at the lowest cost. cost.Men and woman , between the ages of 17 and 03 years , who arc in good health , may become members. Tliero is no changing from ono class to another , and assessments do not incrcasa with advancing age. The Company has a guarantee fund of ? 10,1.0JO paid up in cash , which is an ad ditional security to that furnished by any company in the United States. It has a Reserve fund which provides for u non-forfeiting pollov nnd a paid-up policy. ' 1 ho Company is located In the Westi its business is confined to the healthy West , nnd applications from parsons residing in malarial districts ace not accepted , which will insure few assessments , and consequent exemption from any onerous liability. A local Advisory Board , composed of not less than live leading citizens of eacli vicinity , may ba formed , who may act as advisory counsel in tlio settlement of el aim a by the death of members and as to tlio admission of applicants to membership. A member who lapses his ccrtlllcato may re-instate the same at any time upon , satisfactory evidence of goo ; ! health , by the payment of all delinquent dues and assessments. iNoinsuranco company in this or any oilier country has over failed by reason oE of the death-rate experience The failure in each Instance has boon caused by pecu lation or speculation. The safe guards introduced render both impossible in tins Association. Oar business is confined to the endowment for old age , and the payment of the widows and orphans after death. The policy is more liberal , and the plan more secure , than any company in tlm United States. Co-oporativo Insurance Companies existed in England 200 years before the stock provisk ny other company makes. The Strength of This Association Consists of GUARANTEE FUND , ENDOWMENT PLAN , RESERVE FUND , NON-FORFEITING POLICY , GRADED RATES , PAID-UP POLICY , SELECTED RISKS , A DEPOSITORY TO PROTECT THE TONTINE SYSTEM : , RESERVE FUND , LIFE PLAN , CAPITAL STOCK. The cost of life protection in tins company is less than any company in the Uniloi Statos. The company isgood and payment * prompt. This Association is now entering its third year , and has a large membership , which is constantly increasing. At death or maturity of endowment the member receives his interest in the Reserve Fund in addition to the amount duo on the policy. All policies become non-forfeiting after the third year to the extent of the mem ber's interest in the Reserve Fund. AGENTS WANTED in every town and city where not supplied in all of the states west of the Mississippi river and north of Kaus.is. Good reliable canvassers can obtain moU favorable rates by writing to the company. The Western Mutual has consolidated the moinhnrshipof the "Nebraska Mutual , " "Farmers' and Mechanics' " and "Lincoln Mutual , " and with its own members in sures perfect protection. "We regard the Western Mutual as ono of the very bust life insurance associa tions in tuis country , and expect lo sue , at no very distant day , it covering the entire licid of the healtyVest with its active , gentlemanly agents. " Daily Express , March " * ' OFFICE AUDITOR UK PUBLIC ACCOUNTS , ) Sl'ATi : OK NiillA ( KA , > LINCOLN , Fi-hruarv 1 , 1880. j It is heroliv certifir.il that the Western Mutual Jtuiiuvolunt Association Insurance Company , ot Beatrice , in tlm State of Nebraska , has oonipliod with the insurance law of this state , anil is authorized to transact the business of life iiwuranuu in this si t for the current year. i , Witness my hand and tht seal of said of sVnl ollicc , the dny anil j SCAL. ! yar lirst above \viittun. ( , ' H. A. BABCOCK , Auditor Public Accounts. Omaha National Hank , the company's financial agent , at Omaha , Nebraska. Refer by vmrnf sion to Hon. , ) . II. Millard , Omaha , Nob. All communications should be addressed to OHiI"V"EK. O. SjfiLBrNT , Secretary nnd General Manager , BEATRICE , NEBRASKA. OTIS HAYNES , General Agent. Office , Room 10 , Ci'clgliton Dlock , Oiniilin , Xeb. M. BURKE & SONS , LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MERCHANTS , GBO. DUIUCE , Jlixnnsor , UNION STOCK YARDS , OMAHA , NEB. IlKFEKENCES : Merchants' mid Fanners' Hank , David City , Nub. ; Kearney National Bank , Kearney , Nob. ; Columbus State Hank. Columbus , Neb. ; McDonald's liank , XortU 1'latle. Xeb. ; Omaha National Hank. Oaialia. Xeb. Will i > ay customers' draft wltli bill of Jadlne attached for two-thirds value of stock. CEZBA.TP S3 X1 = ' = 31 A. IS . Oneof tfao Best ctnrl L'tryest fftoo'ss in tfio U.S. to Select from. No Stairs to Climb. Elegant Passenger Elevator C. E MAYNE , s. w. < : oi : . ar iii AIVE > FABEXAJM , OKI A m A. Property of every description for sale in all parti of the c'ty. Lands tor sain in county in Nebraska. A complete set of AiistraoU of Titles of Douglas County kept. Maps of thu City , Slate or county , or any other information desired furnished frco of charge upon application. FIRST CUSS IN EVER ! RESPECT In 1877. CINCINNATI , OHIO. ies. 2OOOO Vehicles Annually. Send for Catalogue , Privet , Freight Hate * anil Testimonials. WOODBRIDGE BRO'S ' , State Agents Omaha , Neb. tttsii ! isinui u. . _ Ihkluully rrlluvc * Ikrn 11101 vlulrnt uUu Lir . nblf li-ip. Ufct < 1 b > | EiabiUtlua. ttu ruachlnx thodisdiu. alrfect. rultx- lei tlio puu : , ( idlitilvi fro * fttt9EQ luiiwctorcllun. tnil KPrCdnjU ff KiO Bwbirr illelbtr riutftflf. f.'l. ' A ( rial ccuilur. . lttw tL 1ik-illrilcflUlu i.Jltlr , < l1r.el Dil > mr.'lll ! * 7 < > l. llrlt. OUc. > .d > 1.0U | otdrutilili or bj najl TrUl , - - llr. H.8UIIimiNl't.F.u1. l Alif ei [ ilti ! . uu. S.iiilXuisp loi.iiMimlcti . Dr. . WARD & co. .