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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , , FEBRUARY 12 , 1893-SIXTEEN PAGES.
STORY OF A VETERAN'S ' LIFE Two Wives Want an Interest in His Estate. BOTH IN 'DESTITUTE CIRCUMSTANCES John llnlnl , the Iltulmml , Oronplr * the Cell of nn Inciiriililn Putlrnt nt the Must- In en Iiimtiin Anyliiiii 1'oeullnr rmtiirrftfif the Cane. HASTINGS , Neb. , Feb. 11. [ Special to Tim BEE , ] Another chapter In what might bo called "tho Balrd romance" has begun. Several months ago Mary Balrd of Ohio fllcd a petition with the county Judge alleg ing that a long time ago she was married lo John Balrd. Ualrd served In ihe civil war and received an Injury which shortly after wards caused him to lose his mind. Ho was adjudged Insane by the Ohio authorities and n guardian appointed for him. Before ho was Incarcerated , however , no escaped and nothing more was heard of him for many years. Then ho was found In Hastings. In the meantime ho had married again , am' as ho was old and Infirm his second wlfo sup ported him for n number of years by taking in washing. Ho again was pronounced in sane and committed to the asylum for Incur ables located here. Benjamin Slanner was appointed as guardian and the Insane man's estate was found lo bo valued at $ lf > 00. Mary Balrd further sot forlh lhat she was old and Infirm , and that she was In desti tute circumstances , supported by the county. Therefore she prayed thai a sum for her inalnlennnco bo apportioned by the probate Judge. Judge Burton allowed $15 a month while she continued In a destitute condition. Yesterday wlfo No. 2 , Delilah A. Balrd , filed a petition In the district court , stating that she man-led John Balrd In good fnlth In Wubash county , Indiana , in 18TU. The federal - oral government not long ago paid Stanner , ns Uaird'B guardian , $1,300 back iienslon monoy. Out of this sum Mrs , Delilah A. Balrd asks that the court apportion a sum for her maintenance , and that the court also set a time when iho legality of her marriage lo Balrd may bo confirmed. The case , from Its air of romance and pecu liar legal questions , will be watched with a great deal of Interest when It comes up for hearing at the March term of court. IT W1I.I. UK A SUCCICSS. Grand Inland I-oojilo Already I'rcparecl Tor th Anniinl O. A. 1C. ICiiciimpnicnt. GiuNi ) ISLAND , Neb. , Feb. 11. [ Special lo TUB BBK. ] When Ihe Grand Army encamp ment is called lo order at Fremont next Tuesday the delegates of Lyon post , No. 11 , Grand Island , will be there with a good deal nioro than their proper post credentials. They will , in Iho flrsl place , have § 101 , Iho bonus for the reunion each year , and further more will have a copy of Iho following rcso- lullon , unanimously passed by a meeting of citizens and members of Iho guaranlee and reunion committees. Ilosolved , That the dclt > gno ( < t of I < yon post. No. 11 , to thu ( irand Army of the Kupubllc < m- cnmpmontat Kronuint Im Instructed to notify wild encampment that thu citizens' reunion committee of Grand Island Is better prepared for the reunion of 18U3 and Is ready to oiler more attractions than over before , and that , owing to having our financial affairs In shape , wo can furnish more tent room , and are positive of being able to make the 1H03 reunion of such Importance and enjoyment that thu old soldiers will over remember this year's gathering IIH cue of the hap- plv.st ami most pleasant reunions attended , James Clcary was unanimously re-elected president and S. N. Wolbach secretary and treasurer of the guarantee committee. These two gentlemen have held Iho same offices for the past two years , have in addi tion been connected with the work over fitnco the reunion was located In Grand Isl and and have u full knowledge of > the re quirements of entertaining the veterans. Tnls ulono augurs well for Iho coming re union. The committees which had been out se curing funds for the pasl two weeks re ported favorably , and Iho grounds for Iho next camp have already been selected and leased. The coming camp , whatever it will bo christened , will occupy the same favorable - blo site occupied by Camps Sherman and Sheridan In 18U1 and ISftJ respectively. It is located north of the city , between the Soldiers' homo and the business part of town. The guarantee committee feels good. Last year it was indebted , and notwithstanding that harassing condition , made Iho reunion a success. This year , free from debt and with bright prospects , the members expect to eclipse all former efforts. III-AVY : SNOW FALL. Traluo In Several N'rlirunlm Towns Ilomlcrcd Almost ImposHlMe. PEBU , Nob. , Feb. 11. [ Special Telegram to Tnn BKB. ] Ono of the largest snow fulls of the season occurred today. From ten lo twelve inches of snow fell within eight Hours. The thermometer stands at40 ° abovd zero. From the appearance of the clouds the snow will continues to fall during the Jiight. NEBRASKA CITY , Neb , , Fob. 11. fSpeciol Telegram to Tun Br.n. ] The heaviest fall of snow for several years occurred In this locality today , commencing about 5 o'clock and continuing steadily until noon , reaching u depth of about fourteen Inches on the level. Travel was greatly Impeded , bul it Is thought nil trains will bo running on lirao tomorrow. DONBAH , Nob. , Feb. 11. [ Special to TUB HUB. ] The heaviest snow of the season Is falling hero this morning. Snow commenced nt 8 o'clock and nl daybreak It was impossible to see two blocks away. At 0 o'clock It measured nine Inches , with no sign of abat ing. Should there bo n wind roads in all directions will bo blocked. AVAUNKTA , Nob. , Fob. 11. [ Special to Tun BEB. ] A severe wind storm has been raging hero today , although no damage to buildings has been rex > rted , J. W. Frost , manager for Kendall&Smlth , grain dealers hero , mot with n very painful accident today. Whllo closing the largo doors to his elevator the wind slammed them .shut , catch Ing one of his lingers In such a way as to completely sever It from the hand , cutting through n heavy glove at the same time. Elmer F.ve , a farmer residing northeast of hero In Hayes county , was blown from his wagon and as a result has a . broken collar bone. Suwn'ril Criminal Canon. SKWAKD , Neb. , Fob. 11. [ Special to THE BEK. ] District court has been In session this week , engaged most of the tlmo in dis posing of criminal cases , Gllmcr Moore was the first one tried , on a charge of burg < lary , having been caught In Klmmel's saloon by the nlghtwateh. Ho was found guilty by the Jury , but has not been sentenced. The next case tried was thai of John Hall on the charge of stealing hogs from H. Nnbb and soiling them In Sownrd. The hogs were Identified as Mr. Nubb's , hut Hall swore that ho bought them of his brother Samuel , who died recently from Injuries re ceived by being thrown from his wagon , The young man's mother and other members ol 'the family testified to the same thing and ho was acquitted , Henry M. Hall , another of the same fam ily , pleaded guilty to stealing nine fat hogs from I'l M. Hlckinan , which bo sold In Cor- manlowu , and received a sentence of four \ teen months In the penitentiary. The case of Charles Fisher , who was ar rested at the name tlmo as Moore inul Itap. palco for robbing Klmmel's saloon , was dls inisacd , there not being suftlcicnt evidence to establish the fact that , ho was connected with them in the crime. The trial of Ruppalco is set for Mon day. The man Finloy , charged with steal ing a handcar at Gennantawn and going lo Lincoln with it , will also bo Irled next week All 1'liniu * * of Tunning Dlacumioil. nuniciEX Bow , Nob. , Fob. 11. [ Special to Tu BEB. ] The Custcr County Farmers Institute , hold under the auspices of the Cu tnr County Agricultural society , closed a two iiy ' iw-'Mlon hero Thursday night. The meeting" vrrrn nil well attended and unusua int TMt va * mnnlfciiUd In the discussion o Ihe tul > ) txl : tirmvntcd. I'rof. Ingcnioll o tj MUPi unlv < T lty delivered two very able ' In Animals" on Jlcrwllty am 'Science ' and the Dairy. " Other good ) api'rs were read. Judge W. W. Cowles ntertnlned the meeting on "Diversi fied Funning , " which was followed jy an Interesting discussion. "Corn Cul- unV'byC. H. Jeffords , and "Potato Ha fa ng. " by J. L. Jackson , wore subjects dls- ussed with profit. The evening session losed with nn able address on the subject of 'Farm Llfo. " by Hon. James Whltehead , a paper by Miss Hutchlnson and an address > y Prof. Taylor of the State university , on ils trip to Kuwla. He gave an interesting nlk , but It was n complete failure In being jf any practical benefit to the farmers , who md hoped to have gleaned some suggestions nt least upon the question of horticulture , as 10 Is employed by the state regents as pro- essor of horticulture. The hall was nicely decorated with sheaf and threshed grain , which had been hand- omclv arranged by the skill of Alex ICohn , World's fair commissioner for northeast Ne- u-askn. Hcgcnt J. L. H. Iviilght conducted he Institute. _ _ Two.Hiniill Firm. NOUFOI.K. Neb. , Feb. fl. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Bri. ; : ] FIre broke out In the esldence of C. B. Burrows Ihls evening. Indulging It to the amount of about $1,0K ( ) ; iilly Insured. The house was occupied by Jliit Moroy and family. Most of the housc- lold goods were saved , but they were dam aged by water , with no insurance. FAimirnv , Neb. , Feb. 11. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BKB. ) FIre was discovered nt loon loday in Iho Louterbaoh block , corner C and Fifth street ! " , originating from a ) .ikcr's "oven In the basement. I twits ox- ingulshed after hard work by the lire do- lartmcnt , two hose companies working for inlf an hour before the lire was out. Damage o the building and stock will amount to $700 , fully covered by insurance. FIIBSIOXT DKPOT , Neb. , Feb. 11 [ Special .o Tins Br.i' . ] The second-hand stock of W. W. King was almost totally destroyed by lire ind water tonight. It was valued at $2.000 ind Insured In the Syndicate of Minneapolis forl-IOO. A two-story frame building was ilso consumed. I'rofrstlnir ARuliiHt BiiATitiCK , Neb. , Feb. 11. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BUB. ] A mass meeting of citi zens was called this atternoon to meet at the Uiditorium next Tuesday evening to discuss , bo amendments to the new city charter and a protest against the proposed occupation .ax ordinance which contemplates n heavy tax on every line of business in the city ex cept thai of professional men. The electric motor street cars began run- ling on Court street for the first time this evening. The enllro line will bo in opera- Jon Monday , or as rapidly us iho snow can jo cleared from Iho tracks. It now appears that the forgery operations of W. J. Nicholls , referred to in yesterday's BriK , will reach ia.OOO. Humors were cur rent today that Nicholls had bwn arrested In St. Joseph , Mo. The grand Jury today returned an Indict ment against Allen Hlckey for grand larceny. Wilt Ho Welt lOntrrllillKid. FIICMONT , Neb. , Feb. 11. [ Special to Tun HER. ] The department encampment of the rand Army of the Republic and the con vention ol Iho Woman's Relief corps will wlh bo held in Ihls city February 15 ami 10. The former will bo held in Loves' opera louse , and the latter In Masonic Temple : > uilding. The Euo hotel will bo headquar ters. From information received it is ex- , ) ected that fully 1,000 persons will bo here , md the citizens are preparing to entertain them in such a manner lhat the repulalion of Iho city for hospitality will be fully main tained , The committee having the mailer In charge is : Hon. George W. E. Dorsey , Wil liam Fried , C. W. Hyatt , W. E. Lee. L. D. Uichards , II. A. Williams and J. W. Goff. Commercial .Men ICntertnlned. HASTINGS , Nob. , Fob. 11. [ Special to THE BEE. ] The commercial travelers' ball at Dutton hall lasl night was a great success. The affair was under the direction of Hast ing council No. 12 of Iho Commercial Pil grims of America , a number of Ihe society people of Hustings co operating with the Hastings council to make the affair a suc cess. Hoes' concert orchestra furnished the music and u banquet was served nt the Bost- wick hotel. The ball was entirely compll mentary to all traveling men , and many were present with their wives from Kearney. Grand Island , Lincoln , Omaha , Council Bluffs , Quincy , III. , and Chicago. Seventy- three couples were present. Arrested nn Allpgrfl L'orgcr. FKEMOST , Neb. , Feb. 11. [ Special lo THE BEE. ] J. C. Knudsen arrived In ihocity'ycs- terday with Erasmus AV. Erickson , whom ho found In Howard county and who ho says de frauded him out of iU5 on a note bcarinc what purported to bo Iho signaluro of his brolher , a well-lo-do farmer In Washington county. Ed Mantz is said to bo minus WOO with the sanio kind of paper received from the same person. Ho Is now quietly thinking the matter over in the county jail. Mer3h nt Amiens. HASTINGS , Neb. , Fob. 11. [ Special to Tun BEE. ] Jesse McKinstry , dealer in groceries , this morning' mndo a voluntary assignment of all his real and personal property not sub ject to. execution , to Iho sheriff. The pro ceeds of iho sale of iho property are to bo divided among his creditors after paying the legal fees. _ Newman Cirnvo' * I.iitrst Success. NEWMA.vGitovE , Nob. , Feb. 11. [ Special to TUB BEE. ] The masquerade tall at the opera house last night was a complete suc cess. The house was crowded to Its utmost capacity. There were nearly 200 dancers present. Dr. Gluck treals catarrh , Barker block. Dr. Gluck treats catarrh , Barker block. .IT SlllXlXd JT.lllKS. Death Levels Shafts lit Dr. Norvin ( Jrocn mill "Unelo" Unfits Hutch. LOUISVIM.B , ICy. , Feb. 11. Dr. Norvin Green , president of the Western Union Tele graph company , is dangerously ill at his residence nl Second slreel and Broadway In Ihls clly. Ho Is suffering from bowel and stomach troubles and has been unconscious sluco yesterday morning. Dr. Green arrived In Iho city shortly be fore Christmas to spend iho holidays. Ho has not been woU for some time and was taken quito sick a week ago , and has gradu ally grown worse , and , as ho is 70 years of ago and is very feeble , his condition is critical. Dr. Ynndel and a number of prominent physicians are in attendance. HnfiiK Hatch Dying. NEW VOUK , Fob. ll. Hufus Hatch was ro- jxn-ted to bo weaker today. Ho Is dying nt his homo in Spuyten Duivll. " Death Kiill. DIXON , 111. , Fob. 11. George W. Ingraham , the well known horseman , died today of paralysis. Ho was owner of Delmarch (2:11K ( : ) . Among the horses ho has driven lo their record are Hobcrt McGregor , Hey Wilkes , Mat Klrkwood and Wllkes Brlno , full brother to Dolnmrch. Deceased was aged GO. CliornUee * on Their Vt'uy to WnshliiRt ST. Louia , Mo. , Fob. 11. Messrs. F. C. Boudlnott and G , W. Bongo of Tahlequah , I. T. , and D. H. Hcdbird of Hose , I. T. , are hero cnrouto to Washington , as a delegation from the Cherokee nation , to defeat the Plait substitute for the agreement to pur chase iho Cherokee slrlp , which adds an amendment to the original agreement , which reads : "Providingthat , the Cherokees pay the squatters for improvements to land. " The Cherokees also want to retafn nna have exclusive criminal and civil Jurisdle- lion over all citizens In both nations , There are at present two delegates nt Washington attending to the Interests of the Cherokee nation. Fell Tirmili ! | u Trestle. KANSAS CITT , Mo. , Fob , 11. The second section of passenger train No. 8 on the Santa Fo leaving Chicago at 10 o'clock last night and duo In Kansas City at 10 today , was wrecked this rooming at Baring , Mo. The train went through a trestle near the station and the llrst two coaches wcra.precipitated through the wood work to the ground , a dls taneo of forty or llf ty feet. The Ihlrd coach a sleeper , caught by one end on the trestle work In a vertical iwsltlon. Not a passenger on 'the train was killed and none seriously wounded , Dr , Gluck treat * catarrh , Barker block. \ WHOLESALE FRAUDS IN IOWA Many County Representative ? Accused of Squandering Public Funds. VAPELLO'S SHERIFF ASKED TO EXPLAIN I la Ilxprnio Account Ilcrlnrctl to llo K\m trcmrly Ktreiutvo In Many Krspcctx .Many rroinlnciil OIHclaM Sil : < l to llu Kmlmrratuud. DCS MOINRS , In. , Feb. 11. [ Special Tele gram to TUB UEU. ] An evening paper today irlnts a sensational story about nn alleged system of swindling practiced by a largo lumber of county ofilcers of Iowa , with the csuit of defrauding tlio treasuries of many thousands of dollar * In the aggregate every year. The paper says that the swindles nro vorkod In thu purchase of supplies for ouuty ofllrcs. Oold watches , liquors , furniture , books , Instruments and other ncrchamUse are "presented" to auditors , ecordcrs , treasurers , surveyors and others ind arc all billed to the several counties un der false names , the counties cheerfully pay- ng the bills in serene Ignorance of the fact .hat . the men they have honored nro defraud- 'ng tliem out of the amounts Involved. In one case a gold watch valued at WO Is ttiowti to have been purchased for n county 'ecordcr ' and billed to him as "records. " Inono county a complete set of bank books , etc. , was furnished to u county treasurer who was about to start a bank , and the : ounty footed the bills as "records. " Ono county recorder fixed himself out A'lth a complete set of abstract books at the expense of the voters who elected him. In several cases cash commissions in the form of rebates to the officers giving the orders ire known to have been paid. Ono county ofllcer was shipped a costly dresser and another a refrigerator , for which supplies" the cash of she taxpayers was paid.Liquor Liquor has been shipped as ' 'drafting > aper" to one county seat and as books of record to several others. Among the counties which It is alleged have been robbed In this manner are Jasper , Iowa , [ 'oweshlek , Ilardln , Crawford and fahelby. But these arc only a portion of those victim ized. It Is said that detectives are at work ind criminal prosecutions are certain to fol- 'ow In a large number of cases. WAi'Er.r.o COUNTY'S CASK. Democratic ShcrlirDeiiloa Tliut Ho Is UU- lioncst niul Dodos Ills AcciiHorx. OTTUMWA. la. , Feb. 11. [ Special to Tnn Bui : . ] The biggest sensation that this county nas seen for years has been boiling all week. It Involves the board of super visors and the sheriff and certain other past olllcials of the county. At the last meeting of the board of supervisors , Mlle Kqtio , the republican member objected to the payment of the bills of the democratic sheriff , J. W. Mclntirc , protesting that the bills were not da od , nor properly Itemized , and were not in accordance with the statutes. The Even- lug Courier , the republican paper , has been publishing the bills objected to wlth. edi torial comment , and the county has been itirrcd up , ns it has not been before for a long timo. To add to the gravity of the charges the Ottunnva Democrat , the demo cratic organ , publishes un editorial , confess ing that the facts presented place the sheriff in an unenviable light , and calling upon him to at once set himself right before the people ple , as n duty ho owes to the democracy of Wapcllo county. The Democrat , while not admitting the sheriff's overcharges , con fesses that they smaller of Illegality , and calls upon the board of supervisors to at once take legal stops to recover the money , and admonishes the democratic party to ask the sheriff to. resign. The sheriff today makes reply , stating that ho has collected nothing but .what the law allows him ns fees , and that ho stands ready to prove his claims in the courts. As a speci men of the fees , the Courier prints the claims allowed three former sheriffs , demo crat and republican , which shows that while they charge on nn average for twelve hours for taking insane persons to the hospital at Mount Pleasant , the present sheriff has charged on an average from forty to seventy- two hours for the saino service , the bills of the latter being more that twice the average charges of the three former sheriffs. Pollc county officials , living twice aa far from the insane hospital as Ottumwa , charge only for twenty-four hours time , and their bills for the same service are about two-thirds of what the Wapcllo county sheriff has been charging. The same condition of affairs exists inircfcrenco to taking prisoners to the penitentiary nt Fort Madison and to the re form school at Mitchcllville. Another item is that the sheriff charges fifty hours time for taking a pauper to the poor farm , which the Courier claims is ille gal and not provided for anywhere In the code. The sheriff docs not deny in his answer that the bills as published uro cor rect , but claims that the cede provides for all these charges which ho has made. If the Courier is right , the sheriff received In over charges in his four years term of bQlco a sum of money that will roach into the thousands , and the board of supc/visors at the tinio the protest was inado claimed they had no right to go back _ of the sworn statement of the sheriff , find the republicans are making it exceedingly warm for them. Just what will bo done cannot bo predicted. The sheriff has taken legal counsel , which advises him to hold on to the fees unless ho Is compelled to give them up by a decree , of the courts. Undoubtedly a petition will bo presented to the board of supervisors demanding a thor ough investigation and a return of the over charges , which they cannot fail to grant. Tilal of AllcRpil llluckmullcrs. Sioux CITY , la. , Job. 11 [ Special Tele gram to Tun BEE ] Alice Hart , J. L. Lewis and George Crosby , the men Indicted for conspiracy and extortion in connection with the Sunday Sun blackmailing cases , were arraigned to plead in the district court today but they did not do so. Hart's attorney moved to quash the indictment against him on the grounds that T. L. Foley , the cleric of iho grand jury , was Iho Justice of the peace who held him lo the grand jury and because ho had been appointed assistant county at torney previous lo lhat time , and also be cause Hart was called before the grand Jury to testify against Lewis and Crosby , who were afterwards indicted Jointly with him for extorlion. The court overruled ihe motion and Hart demurred. Ills attorneys will move for a change of venue Monday , alleging inability lo get a fair trial hero and u prejudiced court. I'll I ill Knil or u Uliuruh Knlr OTTUMWA , la. , Fob. 11. [ Special Tele gram toTiiuBKE. ] Patrick Fox fatally shot William Bowser thlsaflernoon. The trouble originated in Fox claiming that Bowser had at a recent Catholic fair , kept funds which wore onlrusled in his care lo secure voles for hlmsolf in a conlest for a gold watch. Fox claims thai Bowser attacked him with a knife and ho shot In self-defense. Will Tut nn Knil to Competition. Sioux CITY , la. , Feb. 11. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEE. ] A meeting of threshing machine owners In northwestern Iowa and southwestern Minnesota Is to be held nt Sheldon , la. , February 15 to form a combine and ilx prices for the future. The aim Is to put an end to competition that has existed for years. _ Accoptml u l/'nll Ironi Iowa. SAOINAW , Mich. , Feb. 11. Ilov. Howard McQueory of Iho Unlversallst church re ceived a call this morning by twlro from the First Unlversallst church of Dubuque , la. , and ho will accept. He formerly preached in the Episcopal church In that city before his trial on the charge of heresy. Death ofiin Io\ru Indf . MALVCUN , la , . , Fob. 11 [ Special to TUB BKB. ] Mrs. B. F. Barnett died this morn ing after a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Mulvern for twenty-four years. She leaves u husband and three married daughters. _ Democratic Ixive I'eiut. The Jacksonlan club held a meeting last evening at whlcti a number of the demo cratic members of the legislature were given an opportunity to-trll what they had done for Ihelr countr and party so far during the session and recci-o the congratulations of their fellow dotitM-rnts. Speeches worcltaade by Representatives Amea of DousrUsXiUspar of Butler , Lutkart of Madison end TlMiiipsott of Dodge county , and by several menWers of the club. Before adjournment a resolution was passed in which the club dlared Itself as heartily en dorsing the nr.tu&MJMr. Ames and others In joining Issues wljli lie populists. DUtliiRiilxhoil Iic | > ul > llcntn Oathor to Do III * Meiiory ( Honor. NEW YOHK , Feb. 11. The Republican club tonight gave n Ltnooin anniversary banquet. More than 800 men distinguished In every walk of life were present and orators for the occasion come from all parts of the country , each one typifying and representing some sentiment or phase of national polities. The club president , John S. Smith , presided , nt Ills right sat Secretary of the Treasury Charles Foster , and nt his loft Colonel Hob- ert O. Ingersoll. Other'gucsts at the Inblo were Dr. Chauncoy M. Dcpow , Congressman W. C. Squire of Washington , Congressman J. T. Hull of lown , Congressman J. C. Tay lor of Ohio , Assistant. Seerotary of Interior C. Bussey , General Horace Porter and Con gressman Johnson of North Dakota. Presi dent Smith in making the opening address said the Httlo skirmish of last November was but n temporarv triumph for Great Hritain and iho anglomaniacs which would lo blotted out In the great tide of republican victory which would sweep the party into power In 18'JO. Colonel It.gersoll responded to the toast , Abraham Lincoln. " He said In part. "Abraham Lincoln was a strange mingling of the tragic , heroic and grotesque ; a pcrsonlllc-atloii of all that was 'ontlo , Just , humane and honest ; merciful , laughable , lovable end divine ; and all these sterling attributes he consecrated for the use of man. Lincoln had no ancestors , ho had no fellows and left no successor. How can wo account for this great character in our history ! He never abused power except on the side of mercy , and know no fear ex cept that of being wrong. Ho was the grandest figure of our times and iho gentlest memory of our world. " Secretary of the Treasury Fosler followed Colonel Ingersoll. Speaking for Iho admin istration , ho thought iho country now con cedes that the great ofllco , of president was lllled by ns ublo n man as over sat in the chair. Ho possessed ninny of the traits which had been described of Lincoln. Ho never did anything In the world ho did not think was right. Headed by such a man It Is not surprising that his cabinet and minis ters have been unusually successful In llicir offices. Chauncoy M. Depew said : GKNTI.IMK.V : : It Is a perennial pleasure to inn to inoct the Republican rlub at Its annual celebration of the lilrthof Abraham Lincoln. At no tluic , except the present , lias the repub lican party been completely out of power In the government. The democrats hnvo de nounced republican principles and criticised nil republican measures. Now , however , they nro fiirlni ; the ro.spnnslbllltlo.s at clear and unmlstakablu pledge * . Will they bo re- dei'inud ? The most explicit pledge and promise of the democratic platform W.-M to repeal the pur chase clause of the Sherman silver act , and there appeared In Washington , armed with an Imperial nmmliUo from the chosen leader of the parly , two KeiitliMiicn , one representing tin ) Intcrlorundt lie other the exteriorcalling upon the democratic lum-i ) < , < which has a two-thirds democratic majority , to fullltl tlil.s plcdso In the democratic platform. A majority of the democratic representatives voted no , and Mr. Itland , the democratic leader , sent hack the delimit message that If Mr. Cleveland at tempts to carry out these promises of Chicago , wo , tJio majority of his party , will split the organization anil wreck lilt administration. The democratic ililijtlrlty arc appealing to us to hell ) them to fulfill their pledges against the wishes of the majority of themselves. With thu temporary abdication of power which has resulted from the elections of 189'J the Hist chapter ofoilw history of.Uio republi can party Is closed. Iropens with the llfo and career of that limuortnl Kunliisnnd plain man , whoso memory woiuViobrato tonight Abra ham Lincoln. It cl'iSfS with the death of that magnetic persoiianiy ! < ! that brilliant states man , that unequalled party leader ; that loved tribune of the pctiphv whoso death wo mourned but yesterday James G. Illulne. 1 . . . Ylsltliiff.tlln Olevelnmltf. LAKEWOOU , N. Ji , Feb. 'll. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jefferson are now the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland at their collage hero. PBttS'JlfAK l'.UtAUIt.ll'US. D. E. Wing of Lincoln Is in town. Henry Hoye of Nebraska City is in Omaha. F.W. Peters of St. Louis arrived In Omaha yesterday. John K. Carter of Sioux City cuinu down yesterday. The Lincoln Light Infantry , thirty men , Is at the Murray. Mr. S. G. Joyce and family have removed to 3210 Poppleton avenue. E. F. Warner and E. P. Warner , jr. , of St. Paul are visiting Omaha. Lieutenant Dcano of the Third infantry has been appointed second aide to General Brooke. O. J. DoSalo , buyer for the notions , dress trimmings , lace and embroideries , nt the Morse Dry Goods company , is now in Now York City. Mmo. Wallace will continue the manage ment of Iho custom dressmaking department for the Morse Dry Goods company for the coming season. Mr. P. B. Lawrence , manager of the crock ery and house furnishing department of the Morse Dry Goods company , Is in Now York buying for his department. Mr. F. C. Flint , manager of the cloak de partment of the Morse Dry Goods com- l > any , Is now in Now York making spring purchases for his department. E. W. Osgood , manager for Iho Morse Dry Goods company , Is nt present in Now York City superintending their spring purchases. Ho will bo absent about two weeks. Mr. Thomas J. Pcnnell has accepted the position of organist and musical director of Iho choir of Ihe First Baptist church and begins his service with lhat organisation today. Mr. John Shnnbarker of the Morse Dry Goods company's dress goods department went to Now York last night lo select new spring novelties and exclusive patterns for his department. At the Mercer : W. A. Irons , Now York ; D. E. Morron , Hartford , Conn. : K. M. Bird- sall , W. K. Ailing. George E. Meigs , U. C. Hogers. Chicago , 111. ; J. P. Ballard , Tom J. Bumldgo , St. Louis ; O. II. Swinglcy and wife , Mabel Swingloy , Beatrice ; Tom C. Callahan and wife , Fremont j O. II. P. Halo and child , Holdrcgc. The Murray Hon. B. Goldsmith , Mrs. B. Goldsmith , Louis ( ? odsmith ! , Mrs. N. D. Callam , Wesl Point" O ; M. GIddlngs , Sioux CitvG. : N. DesprpJ , O- OKico , M. W. Dyer , L. A. Burh'6 ? ' C. W. Hichardsou , Chicago ; J. 1C. Smallio , David Fox , Now YorkC. ; U. Gurloy and wife , Philadelphia ; T. E. Alexander and wife , St. Louis : S. II. Fricdlander , Toledo ) CK : John Field , Glen- wood Springs , Coltf. p < M. 1C. Sherwood and wife , T. J. Castorlinfl , Chicago. New Yomc , Fob. n' . lSpcclal Telegram to THE BEE.l-Omaha ? ' " 0. J. DeSales , F. B. Lawrence , Broadw i'JCentral ; E. W. Os- good , Hoffman. C6 < ftc Bluffs : A. W. Lutelaw , Broad way'Central. Lincoln : J. IL Mauritius , buyuY for J. II. Mauritius & Co. , St. Denis. "jTV CHICAGO , III. , Fob. It [ Special Telegram to TUB BEE. ] ThoKoliraska arrivals : silor- fe , j. H. Lehmcr , Ouuln'a , ICountze , Omaha. TO LIMIT PRIVATES' ' TERMS No Ko-EnlUtmont of Soldlen After Ton Years of Service. PERSONS DIRECTLY INTERESTED OBJECT Tlicy Iiiftlut Tlmt Severn ! Year * Kttprlpiirn Are Ncoe.itnry lleforo thu Itiiutlnoof Army I.lie H Thoroughly .MiMtercd , WASHINGTON , D. C. , Feb. 11. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEK. ] It appears that the bill which passed the senate last week pro- hlbltlng the relnllstmcnt of soldiers In the regular army after ten years service does nol mool with much favor among the persons directly interested. The sentiment of thu soldiers stationed In this vicinity Is almost unanimous against the measure. One of Iho privates of the Third artillery , stationed at the Washington barracks , who acted as the spokesman of his comrades , said today that he was surprised thrt the bill went through the senate so easily. Ho regretted the action and waxed eloquent while talking. "This bill , " said he , "affects nearly iho en tire army of 20,000 men and will do a great wrong to many of them , especially these who have served ten or lifteen years. Take the soldier of loday In his first enlistment. The average ago Is between 21 and ! )5 ) years. Let that man servo ten years In the army. Ho then knows something about the service and Is just the kind of a man that an ofllcer would require for Important service. Under this bill , however , he must go out. But what is he to def "Ho has been so long in the service that ho Is scarcely lit for the life of a civilian. What can ho do ? Soldiers are nol Instructed much In trade and business that would make them a living outstdo the army. They would bo lost as civilians entirely. Of course there arc few exceptions , but very few. I will venture to say that not one of the soldiers that this bill affects does approve of it. If Iho government would provide work for these that are turned out It would bo a horse of another color. But the bill makes no such provisions. Private soldiers sta tioned In Washington are up In arms against the bill and IIOJH ) to defeat It In the house. The measure Is intended to weed out some of thoold vclerans who are not ready for re- tlrcment. MliUTKNANT VANOK'.S HASH ACT. SnmrtliiK Under Disunion Ho Tulccs Ills Own I.Ue. SAW LAKE Crrr , U. T. , Fob. II. Lieuten ant Casper D.iniol Vance , a native of Arkan sas , from which state ho was appointed , shot himself through the head early this morning. His suicide is a sequel lo n scan dal which has agitated Fort Douglas garri son since September fi , ISO. ! , on the morning of which the apartments of Lieutenant W. II. Johnson wore entered and his wife awakened by some man , who lied when she gave the alarm. Suspicion fell upon Vance , who was then drinking heavily , and , acting upon the advice of his fellow ofilcers , he obtained leave of absence and attempted to resign. Johnson preferred charges and on December 8 Vance returned , and was arraigned and placed under arrest , and ordered court martialed for conduct un becoming an oftlcer. The findings of the court wore forwarded to the commander of the Department of the Plutte at Omaha , and by him to President Harrison , his action being awaited. Prior to his alleged escapade he was the most popular man at the post , but since then he has been ostr.icUod by his fellow ofilcers and their families. Transfer at Colonel IIu lios. Lieutenant Colonel William B. Hughes , deputy quartermaster general , who has been In charge of the quartermaster's oflleo in the Deparlmcnt of the Platlo. look his de parture for Baltimore last night , having been assigned to duty there as deputy quartermaster general. Colonel Hughes made many warm friend ships during his resilience in Omaha. Ho is a man of very quiet and modest disposition , bul ho makes lasting friends of Ihoso with whom he comes in contact. Ho is admired by General Brooke on account of his thor oughness and fidelity In every detail of his official duty. The position to which he has been assigned is an important one , although not so exacting in the actual labor necessary as the posilion which ho is leaving. Colonel Hughes is a native of Tennessee. Ho graduated from West Point In 1S50 and in 1801 was appointed captain of the Eighteenth infantry , which position ho did not accept , however , and was soon afterward appointed assistant quartermaster. He was advanced to the rank of major in 1STO and In 1839 ho was made lieutenant colonel and deputy quarter master general. He was assigned to duty in Omaha as chief quartermaster of thu Depart ment of the Platte In 188" and has held the po sition over since. He will bo succeeded in the olllce hero by Colonel Dandv , who will not ar rive for several weeks. In the meantime Captain Humphreys will fill the oflleo of quartermaster. Colonel Hughes and his chief clerk. Jones , wore given many a hearty hand shake by officers and clerks about the headquarters yesterday and last night as they prepared lo depart for Baltimore. Ycstcrday'8 Department Hiillotln. WASHINGTON , D. C. , Feb. 11. [ Special Telegram lo THE BEU. ] The following or ders are given out : Captain Andrew II. Russell , ordnance de- parlracnl , in charge of Ihe ordnance secllon of Iho War department exhibit at the World's Columbian exposition , is relieved from temporary duty In this clly and will proceed lo and take station in Chicago. Extension of leave of absence granted Captain Herbert E. Tntherly , Firsl cavalry , January JM , is further extended 11 fteen days. The superintendent of the recruiting service will cause thirty recruits at Jeffer son barracks , Mo. , to bo assigned to the SIxlh cavalry nnu forwarded lo iho Depart ment of the Platto. The superintendent of the recruiting service will cause fifty re- cruils nt Columbus barracks , O. , lo bo as signed lo the Eighth Infantry and forwarded to the Department of the Platlo. Leave o' u-sonco for two months is granted First Lioutcnanl Daniel F. Anglum , Twelfth infantry. . Leave of absence for one month and seven days , to take effect on or about March l.r > . Is granted Second Lieutenant Lawson M. Pul ler , Ninth cavalry. The following named ofilcers will report In person on March 1 to Iho commanding ofll cer of iho Uniled States Infantry and Cav alry school , Fort Leavenworth , for prelimInary - Inary Instruction preparatory to tnelr detail as student officers of the school : Second Lieutenant Matlhow A. Balson , Ninth cav alry ; Second Lieutenant William Brooke , Fourth infantry. Dr. Gluck Ircals catarrh , Barker block. Met the Uituul Fate. MEMPHIS , Tenn. , Feb. 11. The negro fiend who assaulted Mrs. Jack White , a few miles from this city , was lynched today at Forest Hill , In this ( Shelby ) county , by several hundred citizens. The sheriff's posse arrived ten minutes lee lalo. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U , S. Gov't Report ABSOLUTELY PURE Prices in Every Department- nog ' licscrved. OF FOE T The Balance of Our Stock To Be Sold Out Before March 1st We Open Then With a New , Fresh Spring Stock. Men's Department , Men's cheviot suits , all wool , ' price in sacks and frocks. Men's Cassimere Suits One thousand suits in sacks and frocks at $5.00 , worth $10 and $12. For 3 For $10. We want every intelligent clothing buyer to come this week and see what ten dollars will buy ; former prices cut no figure , the goods must be sold out. FORMER PRICES , ALL GO THIS WEEK AT $15 , $18 and $20. $1O. NOW Boys' 2-piece suits $2.00 Boys' 2-piece suits Boys' 2-piece suits cfcQ ' ' ' ' yj * _ ) Boys' 2-piece suits UL'STERS AND OVERCOATS For men and boys at less than one-half of the original cost. RHVR' HA PR OVERCOATS. nuev Boys'cape overcoats $1.00 Boys' cape overcoats igp AQ Boys' cape overcoats djO TA .Forrn'r . Price $4.00 $5.00 $7.00 Form'r Price $2.50 $4.00 $5.00 GREAT SALE OF Men's ' Pantaloons THIS WEEK AT Sl.SO L IGth and Douglas Streets. FREELAND-LOOMIS CO.