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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : 'WEDNESDAY , JANUARY 21 , 1891.
WILL THEY HAVE IT AT HOME Great Question Now Baised in Connection with the Jacksonville Mill , MEN MAY MEET IN THE CLUB'S ARENA JHIIllla Arrlvis In the City nnd the > liiiij > o ( livrn it Itnitriilnint ; Orilnr thu Mirrlir Jnturn tjil IMrtlts Do Sumo Talking. JACKSO.NVIM.B , Flu. , Jan. at , Will the light ho pulled off lng the arena In the city of .Jaekooivlllo IIH orlgtmtlly proposed or not ! Is the iiucstlon that uRltate.s tno minds of the people tonight. The consensus of opinion Buetns at a late hour to bo that It will. This Is based on the belief that .hid ye Call's torn- pDrary Injunction agaln.u thu sheriff and lib oillccrs will bo made permanent. The governor's views on the matter were defined this afternoon , when the Second battalion ol state troops arrived in the city under command of JMuJor Liovoll. Tlio snor- iff had little to say on the subject anil was evidently awaiting the outcome of the legal proceedings tomoriovv. Ono tiling Is certain that many of the soldier boys from outside points in the state , who have been rudely snatched from their business , nro In a bad humor from the whole affair. The ofllccr.s in command are from points outsldo of Jack sonville and many of them were not slow , when seen outside of quarters , to express their anger that they had been ridiculed In their march up Day sticot this morning. Will Obey Order * . They asserted loudly they wore hero to obey the commands of their superior , and If the govcrnorshould issue orders to proceed to extremities to prevent the light they would act as soldiers should act. The opinion ' ion seems to bo general , however , that there will bo no occasion for any oxtrctno meas ures. The members of the Duval Athletlu club late tonight said there was no danger of the light being declared off. They assert that the ruinous to this effect which have been circulated were unfounded. Corbetc money was a little more plentiful tonight than it has been heretofore. About lifty bets were placed with Henry Bleeder , the provallng odds being 100 to10 on Corbett. Warren I ewis offers Jl.OOO even that Corbett will win In twenty rounds. with no tatters as yet. The American Hag will be raised or , the big pole on the Everett hotel ut Jacksonville the morning of the day of tlio light. It it is decided to have the light in Jacksonville. If thu light takes place outside of the city a white llac will be run up nnd all participants will know the Florida Central it 1'eninsula railroad will carry the people to tlio grounds. Soldiers Ucacli the City. JACKSONVILLE Jan. 23. The troops camp to town this cvenlnir , the entire Second bat talion of the state militia , 1K ! strong. They had spectators enough to make it tin ocea- tion to them , though to the city of Jackson ville their coming was of less serious mo ment. The pomp aad pageant ot' military display had been discounted somewhat by their long threatened coming. The entire command was directed by Major C. P. I-ovett. There was no wide spread excitement in tlio town , but among the many who were upon tlio streets there was a dual of curious Interest in the specta cle. There was'sporadle cheers , and many * " " * "jibes and much laughter over the comments of both white and blifcsk spectators upon the personnel of 'some particular soldier of ex ceeding lonir , short , lean or full stature. HI there , got On to Fatty I1' shouted a youngster from a gallery safely removed ubovo the street , and' . 'GOO people who heard the shout laughed , tls'dul the oilicer who was the subject of Jocular comment. Passing beyond the thickest business lo cality , spectators were eonllncu.to people on the sidewalks , and the troops were soon housed and partaking of supper. Almost Collision. Something of a sensation occurred when the soldiers were passing in front of the Globe saloon. All the way up the street they wore mot with hisses and taunting remarks from the galleries and windows nnd u great commotion was created. In front of the Globe oaloon there was an un usually largo crowd , which gave vent to Its displeasure by shouts nnd hisses that must have made the sol diers' ears tingle. This increased until it became a growl , when the soldiers , under an order from their captains , lowered their guns to a position to load nnd went through the motion , whether they loaded or not The significant action .vna at once noticed by the crowd and only received by ridicule. T'hero Is much bad feeling among the sol diers over their recaption , nud If they are ordered to lire In case of riot they will do so with pleasure. A letter was received In this cltv from a distant point saying that a convivial recep tion of ono of the detachments of militia would surely gratify the men of that com mand and It was not unlikely that they niigot stack their puns on the street corner In oiilor to respond without being hampered. It was more than indicated that If the re ception thus tendered to the bravo soldiers should envoi1 the courtesies to the Corbett- Mltcholl contest those troops might at least in the clew of reciprocation forget to return for their guns. Thus , as the purpose of the writer was statoU.somucliof the tlmvUened Interference might bo with ease and slight expense disposed of. u Spli n v , Sheriff Uroward says this morning it was concluded that , an injunction of the court might prove to botin Instruniuntofsomecon- Bequotitio , oven worthy of his ofllclal , if not personal connldor.vtion. Ho makes this double edged statement either it has two edges or thu worthy sheriff has not a scim- itcr-odged perception. Posslblv , however , ho Is a diplomat whoso value has not yet fully impressed itsalf upati the people at lanro. This is the substance of what ho s.iys today : ' ! want to loll you that this light will not take plane In Uuv.il , but if the Judge ef the court thinks the Injunction is right , why then that's ull I've cot to say about it. " The manner of the official was that of a man who was willing to ndintfthatho might. bo stopped without oelnx batllca up. Tfiupnrnry Injunction Criinifil. The argument upon the bill praying for nn Injunction was called in thu circuit court before - fore .lutlgo Call , and the arguments of both hides ro being presented. Juugo C.ill then granted n continuation of the injunction proceedings until tomorrow morning. Judge Call also grunted it 'tempo rary injunction restraining the sheriff from itHerleHni ; until tlio ease is settled. Work was suduenly resumed this morning upon thoKast Jacksonville niena bv the Du val Athletio club's orders , and a force suf- lli-lent to complete It Is on thn ground. In addition nn oxtenulon of iho Western Union wires is beluif made nntl before nightfall thu SERIES EIGHT. JANUARY 2.4 EX B EL El COUPON. World's Fail- Art Portfolio. To secure this superb souvenir send rr > bring t > l.x < : oupoiiHOf thU scriea bearing different dates with lUicnts : in coin to ART PORTFOLIO DEFT , , Boo Ofilco , Omaha. Instruments will bo "cut in. " This action after work had been suspondoJ Is causing considerable talk and seems to Indicate that the club has tlio highest trump still In HH hand nnd Is only awaiting the last trick to play It. . Mil- Defer thn I'lcht. The fact Is , however , that Judge Call will bo led to a decision upon exactly the point for the adjudication of which the Duval club has all the time contended. That Is , that judicial volco shall bo had upon the merits of the case. The ludiro will not render n decision today. Ho may haven decision ready by tomorrow afternoon , but again , ho may say to the club people that ho needs moro tlmo to reach a determination. Should this luat determination bo reached It wilt bccomo necessary for the club to defer the contest until the decision Is rendered. Thin It might bo that Thursday nnd much of Friday night will pass before this legal point Is settled. Then , If decided In favor of the club , the llzht may tnko place on Saturday. The Interim would incidentally have made it possible for sev eral thousand moro people to arrive In Jack sonville to witness the light. It Is not the purpose of the club to defer this contest , If it is possible not to do so. It Is within the range of possibilities , however , that Corbet and Mitchell , baforo this shall have ap peared In print , shall have signified their willingness that the light should go ever until Saturday. The end of the legal stops now laid out will not have been reached should the decision of Judge Call Do unfavorable to the club and the contest. There is possibly s'.lll another link In the anchor chain which thu club has cast out. It Is possible that this may bo the last day of the pugilists nt their training quarters. If It should bo in the books that iho men are to fight Tniirsduy , and in the woods , the people of St. Augustine or Mayport may arise to discover that the lighting caravans have moved on during the night without leaving evidence or trace of their objective point. ' Still In Kvidnncc. The much talked of cheek for $20,000 , which represents the purse for which Cor bett and Mitchell are to llidit , has not yet gone down the Back entry of time. It is yet an clement In the equation nnd will remain so to the end. When Ueforcc Kelly yesterday called upon the club to convert this chccic Into cash the club in conference decided to do so. In some way or another it sccni.t to have been at the tlmo unknown cither to Kelly or to the club that some thing stuck to the check and it Is again dangling there , big before the public eye today. There Is at least one clear , cool head in the Duval club. Its possessor is unknown to the public , but ho is a steady , nervy young man , who has held throughout that u certi fied check is cash ; that the club > and the pugllsts should do the club's business. Last night It was gonor.illy understood the check matter haa been ended and that Hofcron Kclley today would receive $20,000 in cold cash. Mr. Kelly , however , has not yet handled any cold cash from tills check , nnd the Indications nro ho may not do so until the contest shall bo ended. Ho had a session today at the club rooms with the young member referred to , and the referee heard some views of the situation which had probably before not struck him. It was pointed out that should the money bo openly placed as tlio pnzo for an illegal contest and the contest should bo declared illegal , these who are Involved in such use of Unitad States currency may bccomo answoraole under the federal laws. In this connection it is pointed out a scrap of paper , though certified and thus good for its face value , is clear of ull collateral com plications such as might attend the use of strips of paper which Undo Sam had placed his stamp upon. Kelly Trioil tu Cish Ir. The fact that Referee Kelly had himself tried to con vert the check into money became known this evening and created great excite ment among the sports. On the street corners a crowd of more prominent ones were discuss ing the question , when awell known news paper man suctrcsted " that they proceed to the bank nnd "find out whether thcro was any money deposited there In the name of the Duval club. The cashier was evidently too frightened at tha size of the crowd to know what he. was saying ; or he did not un derstand what they were driving at , for ho dismissed the sports rather curtly. They went away with tlo idea that thcro had been no money deposited. The club was co.idemncd-in jho strongest terms as being a gang of robbers. "Aro you certain there is money Dohlnd that chccic ? " was asked of Kelly. 1 went to-tho cashier of the First Na tional bank , " replied ho , "and asked him abojt it. His reply was that with the pres ent endorsement on the back the check would bo as good as gold on the 20th of Jan uary , providing , of course , that the light takes placo. As the endorsement stands at present , I would not get the money until that tlmo. " "Will you consent to referee the battle if the money is not in your bauds , before the contest ? " was again asked. "I will not. " Mr. Kelly then said ho had every con- lldcnco in the club and although rumors had started that it was not square ho thought thay came from men who wore' trying to make capital from nothing. Ho bolloved , ho said , that by tomorrow everything will bo satisfactorily arranged. JMIicholl ICcitily to Fight. ST. AUOUSTINI : . Fla. , Jan. 23. Charley Mitchell is now entirely ready for the light. His last walk , a run of six miles , followed by a rubJown , was completed at 10 o'clock today , and from now on he will quietly rest until ho outers the ring , doing no moro work than is necessary to keep him in condition. He is still very coniidont of iho outcome and laughii at the odds quoted against htm. "They have often been wrong , " he said todiyand they are wrong this time. " Concerning the proposition to adjourn the light until later , Mitchell was very emphatic. "I win listen to no proposition from the club unlcss'H Is made woith my while. I havu finished my work and made all prepa rations to leave hero for a' ilsrht on Thursday. The only object of the club in postponing the light Is to draw moro men down hero. It takes no ac count of the nien who have already como to see the light , but has hopes simply to keep everybody ut an Increased expense so It can mnko mure money for Itaolf. If it wants a postponement to Saturday it must , as I have said , nnilcu it worth my while to wait , other wise I shall light Thursday.1 said he. I'h-uxud mill Ih'i Injunction. The granting of the temporary injunction ! at Jacksonville wan trratetul news to the members of the Mitchell parly , "Of course this docs not settle every thing , " said Bat Maaternon , "out it docs look us though thtf governor was disposed to admit thu matter to urKumout now , and that is what ho rufiucd to do heretofore."Q have it from a source which I u.inuot glvo , hut I assure you It Is the highest , that tlio granting of an injunction will not ho unsatisfactory to Ciovernor Mitchell. Ho docs not , my in formant sjys , I'oslro ' to ulaco thu people of Jacksonville under martial law , and having pone nil ho could upon what liu thinks Is right , nud then having hsjn Htoppud by the courts , liu will bo ulau to have iho matter settled In that way ruhor than drawn out In au eternal wranule. " "it suits mo all right , " said Mitchell. "I don't euro where thu tight conies oft so lone us It docs come off. Qf COIUMQ I prefer a comfortable arena to a Hxht in the bushou , but I want the light to uomu oil without anymore moro nmiiUc.v business. " ( . ito tonight iho Ilrst wont was rocoivotl by Mitchell from Billy Thompson , his ropro- sfiitiiilvii In Jacksonville , that if thu perma nent Injuncllii'i Is no ; gr.mtiM tomorrow tlio Ouvnl club will formally declare the fight off and allow Urn pugSIisls to work out their own salvation. Tim Mitchell party blleves iho ll'-ht may bo pulled oS , despite iho prob able Hunk of iho club , but are not very sDOflllc concerning methods , It Is Impossi ble to see Mitchell concerning the mosaasa lonlght. ( overiuir at ( irnrKlii I'rt'jMriiit ? * ATLANTA , CJu. , Jan. 33. Governor Northon rucclvod information that thu Corbutt-Mitch- ell light would HUoly take puce in ( Jcurgta. ThU uf icrnoon , accompanied by the attorney general , ho loft for Ware county , bordering on Florida. Helms niinimonou thu sheriffs of II vu other border couuilos to moat him. Hu declare * no tight ahull talco place on Georgia soil. Ho and Governor Mitchell of Florida nro in closQcommunlcallon. \\lll | lu . s , Jan. 2i. : ThoPntrfo aays that M. Clcmunccaii will bo prosecuted for his ut- tacks on thu administration of the navy , on iho ground that bo 1ms published documents affoctini ; Iho security of the state SEVERE BLIZZARD RAGING Nebraska Citizens Given a Touch of Genuine Winter Weather. TWENTY BELOW IN SEVERAL PLACES Drifting .Snow nt Nohrimkn City Threaten * to Impede Tr.tlllc Mo Itopnrti of butlerlng ItaoolroU In Any Lucidity. The snowstorm that raged in Omaha yes terday is generalnot only all over Nebraska , but also In Montana , Wyoming nnd other western states. It Is the ilrst general snow ot the season nnd whllo the frigid ntmoaphcro may have its discomforts the blizzard is gladly welcomed by a largo majority of the people. The fanners regard It as 'a material as surance of good crops tor the coming season. The rainfall in this climate Is so Hcht that unless thcro is moro or lc. s snow during the winter the soil is not sufficiently moist to receive the crops In the spring or to with stand the dry times that usually follow. The open weather of the early winter has causul serious forebodings In the minds of many of the agriculturists , and they would not care If a couple of feet of the crystal element fell during the next twenty-four hours. Thu local jobbers and commission men nro also rejoiced over the change. They have blamed the previous warm weather for much of the stagnation In trade circles and for the general demoralization of the produce mar ket. The January demand for rubber goods and other winter lines has bcoii' moro than cut In half by thn open weather , and wltn n brisk touch of winter weather they expect that iho slackness of general trade will bo noticeably relieved. The effects of the storm are already notice able in the produce market , where trade is ilrmcr than for some tlmo past. Prices have not yet advanced materially , but the Indication * nro that there will bo some Improvement along that line before the end of the wees. Contending With Drifts. The storm was a hard one for the railway companies. The rapidity with which the snow was piled up in cuts by the wind made the sending out of freight trains hazardous , and on the Union Pacific and some other roads it was not attempted , liven some early trains wore abandoned this morning. All roads kept their snow plows going and while pas senger trains were In many Instances seri ously delayed none wore snowbound. In Ornaha the street railways were kept fairly clear and motors made trips nt Inter vals almost regular , so that patrons woro- but slightly Inconvenienced. Throughout tlio Ma'e. NEHIUSKA. CiTV.lan. 23. [ Special Telegram to THE UKI ; . ] A snow storm assuming the proportions of a blizzard has been racing all d ay and continues with Increasing severity. The snow Is light and I * whirled in all dl- rectons by a driving wind and piled up in huge drifts. Trains were but slightly In- terfcrred with , but should the storm con tinue traftlc will bo seriously interrupted. The thermometer has fallen steadily till day nt the rate of 1 degree an hour , and at 7 p. m. registered 10s below. HASTINGS , Jan. ' - * ; ! . ( Special Telegram to TIIC BEE. ] The Ilrst real blizzard of the season struck this section of Nebraska early this morning at G o'clocic. The temperature had fallen to 13 = below and did not change much during the entire day. Considerable snow fell during the day , nnd as It Is badly drlttea will undoubtedly affect traffic for a time. It is getting colder. STIIOMSIIUHO , Nob. , Jan. 23.Special [ Tele gram to THE UBE. ] Ono of the most severe storms since the winter of ISSSsot in early this morning and has been raging during the entire day , with no indication of abating. The temporatumis 23 = below zero. FUEMONT , Jan. 23. [ Special to Tun BnE.l The snow storm caught mani people out of fuel here. HCBHOS , Nob. , Jan. 23. [ Special to Tun BEE. ] The coldest weather of the season prevails hero. This morning the thermome ter fell to 14 = below zero. It is snowing and the wind blowing a terrific galoof Hfty miles an hour , making this the severest blizzard since the wintcr'of 18U1. NELSOX , Nob. , Jan. 23. [ Special to Tun BBE.J Wintr.v weather has prevailed here for several days past , with u light fall of snow. Four HoniNSON , Neb. , Jan. 23. [ Special Telegram to THE BED. ] The cold wave ar rived hero last night , and sent the mercury down to 1C3 below. It Is standing nt 143 below today , with a strong wind , which makes it fool a great deal colder. Youic , Nob. , Jan. 23. [ Special Telegram to THE BEB.J A blizzard has been raging hero today. Thu storm has abated , but the thermometer stands at 18 = below'zcro. ' WEATJ1IOK J'-OKKCASTS. Generally Fair mill Colil Are the Proillo- tloim for Nebraska Toibiy. WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. Forecasts for Wednesday : For Nebraska Generally fair and continued cold weather ; slowly rising temperature Wednesday afternoon ; warmer Thursday ; variable winds. For Iowa and South Dakota Generally fair ; continued cold weather ; slowly rising tempnraturo by Thursday morning ; winds shilling to southwest. 1in-ill ftccard. Omen OF TIIR Wn.vriiBii Utmc.vu , OMAHA , Jan. 23. Omaha record of temperature and rainfalleomp.irod with corrospondiu day of past four years : 1801. 18)3. ! ) 1802. 1891. Maximum temperature 0 itlio - 3 = > 'J ( > c Minimum telaparautro. * 14S ! if 3 'J-13 100 Avurauo tumpuraturo. . * 7 > ! HO ; )43 ) 'J'J = > 1'roclpltullnn 10 .110 .00 T Statement showing the condition of torn- poraturoatitl praaipltatlon at Omaha for the day and slneo March I , 13'J3 : Normal tcmparaturu 10 = D'jlluluncy for the day 23 o iixci'ssslnuo M-irch 1 32s Normal proilnltitlon : : < > 21nch KVCOSJ for thu day 13 Inch DullclencysinceMaron 1 0.3i Inclio * U , < > rt * i rum Oilmr Millions nt H r. M. "T" Imllcatoi tra > , llulniv xi'ru. K lli'.sr , l.uual Kuroeast oruekil. ' l.iiHt 10 u llll/r.nril. BUFFALO , Wyo. , Jan. 23. LiiHt night the thermometer ranged botwccn "l ) = and -10 ° helo\v zero. Howard \Vost.asjossarof John son county , tttarted from Buffalo to hfa ranch on 1'lno Creole , eighteen miles north. About sixteen unlcd from town his sled stuck in a snow drift. Vtoal turned ono horse loosD.tnauntcd thoothcrand endeavored logo liotuc. The uninml fell In the sno\v and AVtut lost It. Ilo traveled all u is lit In search of some habitation , but the Htorm was so aovcro ho could not Hud hU way. Ilo wandered over the hills until 10 o'clpclc this morning , whun liu was discovered by a teamster botwccn Buffalo nnd McICIniiey. Ho was blind. His hands and feet anil fuco wore frozen. He may lose both hands and foot. Mho weather Is now clear and calm , but the tuinpcratura U UU = > Uolow zero. Kuveil Irnlli 1'arlililiit ; , A pitiable slRhtvas presented at the station lust night. Oftlco Hruco , whllo patrolling his boat on Jackson and Thirteenth streets , picked up an old , cny-hoatlcd man lying In the snow. At Iho desk ho tras discovered to bo John Jay , ojSanta Glaus , " ns no is better known. John is now about 70 years old , and 'maUos ' his llvln ? solliiiR matches from door to door. Ho is ono otlho many who have soon "hotter days , but whom vhisKy has rulnedj It was luoky for him that the pollco took him in , as In another- hour ho would prob ably have porUhod , with cold , when brouRht in ho Mray tightly clasplnR In his ono hand , the loft having boon shot off in the war , a battle-pf the same stuff that has been the causnpf brlnglns him to the station many times boforo. Another unfortunate , Ocorgo Dragon , chose last nlpht for a drunk nnd was found by Oflicor ilck Dollard nearly frozen. Ho snid ho was on Ms way to his homo at Slroeloy , but frorn the direction ho was tak ing ho would have brought up at the fort first. Oldithoinn , Kiiintifi uiul MlMnurl In the I'ntli irif n Mtnrin. KAKS.VS CITV. Jan ; S3. The Initial blizzard of the season , unheralded by the weather bureau , made its debut in the states of Mis souri and Kansas ahd m Oklahoma today , and the Indications are that its sojourn will bo somewhat protracted. In this city it began snowing early this morning , and the storm continued throughout the day. As the day advanced the wind increased in velocity nnd the cold grew moro intense , and at 7 o'clock tonight the mercury marked 1 ° below zero. Observer Connor stated this evening that It would bccomo still colder during the night and that 10 = > below would bo recorded before morning. The telegraph announces that it Is snow ing all ever the state of Kansas nnd in Okla homa. Dispatches from different points state that the blizzard is hourly growing worse. The blizzard struck Outhrlo , Old. , this morning , and at 4 o'clock this afternoon the storm reached Its height , the wind attaining a velocity of forty miles an hour. The storm has v/llh It snow. In Colorado ! DCXVBII , .Tan , 23. A northern blizzard visited Colorado today , cringing the coldest weather this season. The storm was accom panied by a light snow. The lowest temper ature during the ast twenty-four hours was 7 = Dolowzcro. IOWA STOKMSWKI'T. Fall of Fifty IcKr un ut Slnux City In i'wontj-I'our Hour * . Sioux Cmr , Jan. 23. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEB. ] The temperature foil fifty de gress in twenty-four hours here and at 0 o'clock tonight registered 20 ° below zero , not going above 10 = nil day. A heavy fall of snow accompanied the cold wave , and many of the street car lines wore blockaded. Hallroad trnfllo was only slightly delayed. Cniun RAPIDS , la. , Jan. 23. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BKH. ] Tlio worst snow storm of the season has prevailed here all day. A high wind Is blowing and It is drifting badly , seriously interfering with street car and railway trafllc. It is growing colder rapidly , the thermometer now registering 5 = below. Three days a o it was 50 = above. DIM MOIN'KH , Jan , S3. The worst blizzard of the year has been raging hero since early this morning. Trafllc has been much Inter fered with and many trains have been de layed. The drifts are very deep. Koports from points throughout the state show the storm has been general : with u sharp drop la 'temperature. . ' KuoKi'K. Jan. 23 ; A , ; violent snow storm rages tonight. The temperature Is near zero and the wind almost1 n gale , and railroad trafllc much f 'IVny U Wa lluluw ST. PAUL , Jan. 23.-Tho cold is still with the northwest ' , aml 'Jaccording to present indications will stay until Wcdnesda'v even ing at the earliest. ! Ife. was 10 ° below in this city at 7 o'clocic this morning. At the same hour Duluth reported 18 ° below , Moorchcad and Blsmarch 24 ° below , Hu ron 80 ° below\ \ Winnipeg , 2u ° below ; Swift Current , 33boUwV Qu.'Appello , 33 ° be low. Even Hclonay.Mont . , ) was cpld , report ing'24 = b"elow.N -v , - - 'Missouri nnil Kansiis Association In Session nt ( vninaK City. KANSAS CITY , Jan. 23. The sixth annual convention of the Missouri nnd Kansas As sociation of Lumber Dealers wasiopenod this morning by J. A. Nulmanof Pittsburg , Kan. There are about 200 members present. This morning was consiuered the proposition lor the organization of an Insurance co'n- pany for the exclusive benefit of the rnem- bers of the association. It was stated that the retail lumber aealors are compelled to pay high premiums for insurance on their yards. A committee to draft n plan for co operative insurance among the members was appointed. It will report tomorrow. Ad journed uutil afternoon. At the afternoon session several papers were read and a resolution adopted that all members of the association have printed on their letterheads the following : ' -Our preference in buying is from wholesale members ofi the Missouri and Kansas Asso ciation of Lumber Dealers. " j > lr. J. AV. Harry , president of the Unltod Association of Lumber Dealers of the United States , addressed the convention. The next convention will ho held in Den ver in October. Tonight iho Hoo-IIoos , the secret organiza tion of lumbermen , initiated largo number of members. _ _ _ _ A , lllfl'M .McilU. KAXSAS Cm" , Jan. 23 , Two hundred millers from Kansas , Missouri , Nebraska and Oklahoma mot in convention at the Coatcs house today. The object of the convention 13 to secure a wider market for western Hour and to secure a better market. K. A , Coburu of MoPhorson , Kan. , pro- Hided at the morning-session , ut which only preliminary business was transacted and the usual committees appointed. The morning session closed with the rcndinc of a letter from T. T. Crlttondoti , consul general to Mexico , urging the millers to ask congress to adopt a courao that will lead to .reciprocity ut the earliest possible time. At the afternoon session the nuggcstions contained In Consul Crlttonden's letter wore placed in the I'orm of a resolution and adopted. The resolution also favored Hut rates for Missouri river points , and all millers nro requested to work with their representatives in congress to abolish option trading. A. J. Vulandlngham read a paper on "Tho Relation of Transportation to the Milling Industry. " Mr. David B. Kirk of Kansas City road n paper in which ho urged the necessity of es tablishing uniform grades of winter wheat Hour and advocated the most careful scru tiny of wheat whori'tt ontora the mill. Sev eral other papers urn" > technical character were read. -i - a A resolution was < road forming nn organ ization to bo known as the Southwestern Winter Wheat Millers association. Ad journed until tomorrbw.i i r.ily irj ] , HI aimlon , TOITKA , Jan. 23.17 X1 the meeting of the Kansas Editorial association today consld ( ruble Interest wa > nninnlfestod in tiio dis cussion of the question , .of the law giving lawyers the right to. designate the papers in foreclosure praconUtu , .ind brought out tin expression from nearly every member prosor.t. J-1 ' ' An In'ormal vottftfn iho ciuestlon of equal suffrage was taken , and the constitutional amendment endorsed by a peed majority. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year : President , J , K. Junltins , Htorilnp ; secretary , W. ' . Costlgan , Ottawa ; treasurer. K. B , Cawt'HI , Topeka , A ) vlco president was chosen from each congros slonal district ami a committee of ten selected - locted to attend thu national convention. The members of the association attended in u body a concert given In the opera house tonight , after which n banquet was tendered them. Shtrlir Uuulilii't O.Ucli Him. ST. rxiuis , Jan. 23. A special to the Post- Dispatch Irom Aurora , Mo. , says Sheriff Wilson uud posse have returned from their twodaya hunt for the Harbut Hill rapist empty handed. The lust seen of the fugi tive was near Brookllno , where ho took to rough ground , making pursuit u slow under- ink ui g. A report has reached hero that the negro has been caught ut Springfield. If brought back hero ho will surely bo lynched , unless guarded by troopi. IT IS SOCIAL CANNIBALISM Real Truth Acojrding to Mary Ellen Loaao About Frosont Civilization , LABORING MEN MADE PAUPERS BY LAW I.i.cturo lit Imposition Unit l.nst Kvotilng liiir to Kovol In I.ourolllng'i tiurc Ktiln Wrought by ClnTO- liuul Ilor Moilcftt lliiilmndt Mrs. Mary Ellen Lease , at Exposition hall last night , delivered a iooturo to nn audlonco numbering several hundred. Her ttieiuo was : "Am I My Brother's Keeper ! " After attributing the llnnncial depression to legislation unacted by the old parties , she connnendod the plank In the populist platform In favor of the free coinage of sil ver. ver.Sho She said that today there are slaves who dare not speak. Away back In the morning of creation It had been recorded that a lirothcr's blood had erloJ to ho.iven , and the query of Cain had boon made , "Am I my brother's keeper } " That blood cried to nor now. A blight had fallen upon our land , with the specter of starvation staring hun dreds of people In the face. The skeleton In the national closet w.ts an array of Idle men. The cry of starving mothers was ex tending to heaven and pitchy darkness had settled upon the land. Dim's reports told of the worst financial crisis In years. Chicago exhibited an unparalleled oloture of poverty. At Dnurborn station hundreds of men , driven by destitution and hunger , were sleeping upon the cold stone floors. Even In Omaha ! ? . " > ( } wretches , she had been Informed , had to seek shelter and food at Hescuo hall. vVhllo In Chicago and In company with a wealthy friend she had visited the pollco court , where she found nn emaciated wretch , bowed down with age , who had been sent up for simply stealing a loaf of bread from a baker's wngon. likewise a mother of 70 , whoso hands resembled the claws of a bird of prey , had boon sentenced to prison for tak ing a putrid piece of meat from a butcher's counter. Similar conditions were to bo met In the city of Now York , wnere , as-statlstics evidenced , 10,000 children annually went to their early graves from starvation. Jio Ooiuolcncc ! for the I'oor. A laborer , after many fruitless endeavors to obtain work , with wife and baby had dis covered shelter in a doorway. Christmas morning , unnoticed by the many church goers , the llttlo Innocent lay dead on Us mother's breast , whoso fountain of llfo to the babe had ceased to How for want of food. As in a herd of buffalo on western prairies the stronger. In stampeding , trampled upon the weaker ones , so seemingly did lack of conscience deprive some of the human herd of the sustenance of life. There was a strange sound , causing emo tion no\v , to a notice in the West Virginia Bulletin of 1S.V1 , wnrrein SsiO reward was offered for the return of n\runaway negro who was branded with the letter "II" on his shoulder. At that time black babies were sold by the pound , but , strange as it might seem , In January , 1893. an article in THE Bm : had apprised her of the fact that a mother , helpless and alone , had died in the city of Omaha for lack of nourishment. This was not an uncommon affair nowa days , but she booed that God might grant that such things would appear strange to another generation , A later article tn the same paper had told of a man being Im prisoned for stealing 31) ) cents worth of coal , while a local sheriff had permitted an em bezzler , charged with converting i.TOO.OOO to his own use , to llvo in luxury and walk the strco's of Omaha. ISniiiny Miotilil lo Equally IMstrlDmoil. The crying need was to temper justice with charity. Great corporations had conio into possession of cifts'that should belong to ovcry'inan. 'The night of pitchy darkness , the result of ignorance , would glvo way if the people discarded party prejudice. It was an insult to God to keep on creeling temples while his children went unfed. The best worship con sisted in leeding the hungry and.clothing the needy. Editors might write and min isters might thunder from the pulpit but the opportunities to provide a living should bo the same , regardless of wealth , color or sex. The pivsent distress was the result of legislative action and unequal distribution. Tin : spirit of the constitution had been violated. However , right would prevail in tins end , notwithstanding prophets to the contrary , and justice in all things would triumph. Mrs. Lease characterized the present doc trines as those of halo and love : legislative robbery and corporate tyranny had turned the honi'st workmen into paupers. Our system was styled social cannibalism and was said to date back to old feudal times. Under it everybody was for himself and It remained for sntan to take the hindmost. People now professed Christianity , but failed to practice It. She declared that there was evidently no place now for the long-haired Christ of 1,800 years ago. Were ho to bo found among the living now ho would bo turned from the portals and termed an anarchist. Ho would bo condemned to the rock pile. Mrs. Incase said that the dcmocratin and republican parties were feeding at the samu crib and worshipping at the golden shrine. It was John Cleveland and CJrover Sherman on the money question. JX Till : IIIUOMS OF Till : KOAD Airs. I. asn Til 11(8 About llrrscir , Her IIus- Imnd , IiOivcIlinimil ( 'li-voliinil. "I have a serene faith in tlio ultimate tri umph of right , " said Mrs. Mary K , Lease of Kansas at the Millard yesterday morning. "For that reason 1 feel confident that I will win in my light against Governor Lowelllng. I will teach him a legal lesson. There is no truth In the rumor that I am going to leave Kansas and locate In California. J have pur chased some land tn Southern Californiabut I intend to stay right In Kansas and particu larly at this time , until I score a magnifi cent victory in my present contest , and while 1 may at some time in the remote fu- tuio reside on the Paeitlu coast , I will bo a resident of Kansas for many years yet. 'As long as I am on American soil i will bo a consistent advocate of populist principles and keep in the middle of the road. That is the basis of all the trouble between Governor trowelling and myself. Ho Is catering to fusion with the democrats and has disrupted the party in Kansas. Fortunately ho Is no biggin- than his party. The governor has u feverish political nmbltiotiv If ho does not * secure a renomlnatlon to gubernatorial honors , ho will endeavor to no to the United .States senuto to succeed , Mr. Martin when the hit- tor's term expires. Ho isillxing his lightning rod that way now and Is coquetting witn the democrats 10 BOO his dreams of the futiiro realized , " 1 admlro the policy adopted by the popu lists of Nebraska. It is a clean-cut one , nut spoiled by fusion. 1 believe in keeping In tnu middle of the road. The party i * grow ing In Nebraska , too. President Cleveland has ruined the democratic party by his nit I- tudo in the Hawaiian affair , espe cially In Hid south , whore negro supromauy Is abhorred. Mr. Cleveland's policy for a restoration of a semi-barbaric queen of .spades to a shattered throne of monarchy , shows his tendencies toward dcspotUm , and will make southern democrats desert tl.olr titnndardti and come over Into the populist ranks , or ulso void the lepubllcati ticket as a rebuUo. The Hawaiian affair has broken the solid south , which has been the back bone of democracy fer years. "The income tax will never pass. The proposed issuance of bonds uy Secretary Carltsh ) Is another fatal blunder which will enslave the people and drive another nail In the coflin of democratic hopes. 'I anticipate , that woman's suffrage will eventually gain a footholu in every state In the union and that American women will lift themselves from the century worn rut In which they are through superstition and imui-mado laws. The woman of the tuturo will assert her individuality , allhuuirh at all times an exponent of Wendell Phillips' theory. Women will eventually 1111 sena torial and congressional chairs , and I do not aoo why they could not accomplish as much ns the present congress , vthoie product lias been mostly talk. Male senators make fourtcoii'hourapccchcsntid talk against time , so I fall to sco how It Is consistent for the masculine gender to criticise women for their talking ability , wlion they test their tongues' endurance pretty well themselves , "lit regard to my husband , Mr. Lease , never boinic heard of , comparatively speak ing , I am not responsible for that. Ho Is running u drug store at Wichita and Is a somewhat modest inMI who takes llttlo In terest in politics. As for myself , I always did and always will , because I bollovo that American women have the right to assert their individuality and the thno Is coming when nil women will ho onlanclpated from prejudice in this respect. " On account of the storm a largo house did not greet James O'Neill last night nt the Boyd In Dumas' ' masterpiece , "Tho Count of Monte Crlsto. " O'Neill's "Mouto Crlsto" is too well known to the theater-going public toneednnatvsls. As a stage production ho created it , nnd it is no less a masterpiece In Its way than the famous fiction of Dumas In n literary sense. The long rest which Mr. O'Neill has given this produotlru has in no way dulled his conception of the characioror his ability to portray It , and In the tiioro tragic situations especially the luutlcneo was generous in its applause. The supporting company as a whole is not up to the standard of some which hnvo bean with him In the part and the effect of some of the more striking situations was somewhat marred by the failure of the sup port to rlso to the full possibilities of the. part. Not that the acting was bad , but It might have been bettered. The perform ance , in splto of these slight Imperfections , Is a creditable one and repaid those who faced the storm to witness It. The audience became decidedly Impatient before the performance commenced , it being past 0 o'clocic when the curtain was raised. I'UltSO * .11. 1'AHA ( i It AI'llS. Matt Daughorty of Ogallala , Nob. , is nt the Merchants. Misses Margarotto and Winnie Leach of Beekot , Wyo. , are bore on a visit to their sister , airs. N. B. Falconer. The following Nobrasknns are at Omaha hotels : T.j C. Catnubell , Butte ; John Mellugh , O'Neill ; B. C. Yc-omans. Lincoln ; Fred Sudman , Chappell ; William B. Noldormeyer , "tVlsuer ; F. B. Morgan , Chappell ; S. K. Davis , Beatrice ; M. F. Franlr , Tobias ; S. J. Debert and F. S. KeekAVost PointK. ; L. Bovoridgo , Fremont ; J. H. Knshlon. II. Chamberlain , Kearney : D. T. Dudley , Wcepim- Water : G. B. Hopkins and G. Hardman , Overton ; D. N. Wheeler and L. B. Cobb , Ponder ; C. A. Johnson , Wood Lake ; N. B. OJoIl , Fullerton - ton ; Morris Mayer , Norfolk. I.ovr , Alnrrli : mill Divorce. Wo publish a paper devoted exclusively tD love , courtship , marriage , jealousy and divorce. How ladies may become beautiful and improve their personal charms. How all men may become favorites among ladles , and facts concerning ueauty , affection and secrets of both sexes , not generally known ; also 300 descriptions with photos of Imnd- some , wealthy ladies desiring to marry , In one beautifully illustrated monthly journal. Send lOo for sample copy. People's Illustrated Journal , Toledo , O. l 11H1KPJ. Several young farmers living near Mnrtlns- vlllc , lull. , havu been arrested for attempted train wrecking. Alotr/.o Hcese , a prominent furmctr of I'orry , 111 , , brutally murdered liN wifn nnd child this niornln as tin : result of u family quarrel , and then lied. Tlio heirs of Mlehaclltcllly of Wheeling. W. Vu. , who loft all his property to a Catholic church of that city , have succeeded In breakIng - Ing the will. Mr. and Mis. Ouslavo Tyson and Miss Minnie Chapman , teacher * In thu > au anil 1'ox Indian school , were drowned while altumptliii ; to ford Deep l-'ork crook , Indian Territory , lust Friday. ' It was dlscovcrod-yostorduy tliut T , ( ! . /illo ( , sccrotary-trua.Miirurof thu lelil'h ; and U'lIkes- bur ro Coal company , who disappeared last ZIra. Alary E. O'Fallon of riqt.n , O. ( cnys flio Phy- olclana are Astonished , and look at her. lUo ono Long and Torribto QlSnoso from Biood Poisoning Completely Cured by Hcoil'a SarisaparlUa. Mrs. Mary K. O'Fallon , a very IntslIIgcnt lady of Plqua , Ohio , was pohoi'.cd v/lillo as sisting iiliyslclani at nn autopsy C yenra ace , nnd soon lorriMo ulccr.i broke out en her head , arms , tongue and throat. Her hair all came out. She welched but 7t ) liu. , and aaw no prospect of help. At last she began to talco Hood's Sarsap.irllla and r.t once Im proved ; could soon get out of bed r.mlvallc. . She says : " I became perfectly cured by Hood's Saraaparilla and am new a well woman. \veih | ; 1 1 eat uell nnd do the work for a largo family. My case aecmi n wonderful iwo.-Ty ard physician ! look nt rr.o In nstonlalmiunt , as almost HUc ono rnicctl from thu Jcul , " ' HOOD'O PlLLO tlioulil ! )0 In every fmntlr mtdlclnu chest. Ouco uecJ , ahvuj i rrcfdirroJ , Friday , U short In his accounts from i ? 10,000 U. t'nltw the unnxpcrtod happens , ( ho Olty exposition Imlldlng will bo nold under foreclosure of inorluaRo within thirty days. The foreclosure will ho made under the II rat tnortpagi' , which H for nlxiutf 100,000. Thnro was another mieountor hot worn Hhor- IfT Mains' parly nnd the notorious Purlin gang of Whltlcy enmity , Kentucky , In which ono outlaw was killed outright , nnd several other * wounded , Including onm of the sherllrs party. In thu CoiiRhlln trial yiMtcrdiiy the rro s- examination of Dr. J. O. Ivalrunn , witness for tluMlnfcnw. was coiuMuilnil , 1'ntf. M. liowoll testllled liirulallon to microscopical oxinnliw- lions. Itn said thu cause of dnath could not bo determined by ailtth examination ! ) . A discovery was mndo yesterday lr the Ar- k.msas state txmd sonsatlon , which goo * to show that tin ) bond which thu state tronsttror refined to redeem yesterday , bi-cuusa it had already hemi marked on the bond rcwlstor as ledeemeil In May , 1870vas so marked by Clerical error. Mr , A. Salmon , living near DIulTton , I nil , , disposed of his farm for8,0i)0 ) cash and , with the money In his pocknts , Sunday nlitht Htnrti'd home from town. In the ontsUlrts lid \viiinMsaultod by two iiiiiMUilnr looking men , who , at the inu/.zlo of a HholKun , forced htm tu give up the. money. JndRo Kicks. In the tfnltod Stalin circuit court tit Cleveland , has dissolved th > Injiine- lion obt. lined .several months ngn by thu Killsnn Kleetrle company against the lluck- i > yo Klrclrli ; company of this city , restraining the latter from manufacturing an Improved Ineamloseent lamp. A bloody biittlii took place In I'olk county , Arkansas , la.sl. Wednesday lutweeu William nnd I'roeUott Mlr/o on the ono side , and two hrothnr.s by thu name of Daniels on the othnr. llothof tint Mlr/.os wore Instantly kill-id , and ono of the Danluls NO liadly wounded that ho died the following Thursday night. Representatives of the loading nmnufactur * Ins iMtahllshmontM of Now York , Itostnn , Philadelphia , Detroit. HI. ! , ouls , Chlci o , Mld- illelown and CovliiKton , K'y. , WITH In session In Chicago yesterday. They realllrmcd thulr ri'sollillons adopted by Iho national eonvon- Iliiu of manufacturers In Washington Novem ber lust , piMlrsllnir agalnsc an Inerea-iii of thu tax on manufactured tobacco and favoring a removal of the tax on leaf tobaceo sold to consumers. "LOOK UP , nnd not down , " if you're- surfer * ing woman. Every ono of the bodily troubles Urn' , como to women only has n guaranteed cure In Dr. 1'ierco's Favorite Pro scription. That will bring you safe and certain kelp. 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S0j anil 7.V. llalcony. i.'io and Mo. Iif& THREE NIGHa'0 and Suiurdfty Matiiioo. IHv ! $ Jan. 25 , 26,27 America's Comlo Aclor , John T.Kelly , In the Famous Play , All New ' ' 'iVA-lor 'This Season Itox shoots opati Wednesday ut usual prices 554 soits : at 53o uach. STflEET THEftTEfl I' ' THIS AVTiilNH N AJflJ TOXIOHT. MOKBESOJST'S Fanicua Scenic an'l ' Dra'.uallo Proihictlon of FAUS T With lt wonilcrftil nsciilu. oln trlo and c.ilcUuin clTi.vtH. 1'roJncoil lionin Us Intlruty. Matlni'o 1'rld.H Any seat In the house , 2Ca I5th STH ET THEATAEI l'ttir ; Four nights coninionoliis Tlmrailay. Jan. 20. THE AL. G. HELD COLUMBIAN : - : MINSTRELS niHOKU ANO HKTl'Kll THAU KVUll. Salnnlur Mallncos Svnrluy UYriir : mTiN < nJf.-iir.i > I-IANHT , Mr. Theodor Salmon ASMS I'M ) IIV KBS- . w corrow. SOPR FlltST KKOITAU , . iVliUy KvonliiK , Jammry I IlKOITAU EvanijiB , fobi-it vy , tu. Give lOc to Chanty. payticxilaj-a Below. Jst C ? The entire cloor rocaipts of tS.y 9 and Evening , ( SIX PERFORMANCES ) 1311 Hired. Go to the benefit of Rescue Hall. A t-riiTiil boni'lll III bn slvcn tu tlm poo.ami uiiluiimi.vr 1 ot O.ivili.i ni HIDnfturnnoii un > l I'vonliiit njrfor.naucu * . by Mr. Will I.-iwlur. of tlio Kden Mil * ) ' , ami tli | > ntlrn iloar ntcollil * lira to l > u clviin to tint Hi'Haiin II ill Mission. T'l'i UiikdU am nut , anil on Hil.i In iiiuf. onhc'busliH'-M IITIBIVI. l.oulc lliutu ni ) . Tim prlco | i only ono ilium , liny wlmtiirur you can. All will help , livi-ry Ik-kel will tin onoml at Hie Krtcii MIIHOO , Tiirmlay. January toili , iiltoninim iiuu ovi'iihik' Alleot'itlio wlH lou1ni 3l.'iii.itreri.uwli'r doiiato * llio u o of thu IIDIIHO ami tliu nix | H. rforiiiuuei.-H.