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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1891.
Uck br the blR crowd ami tlio tlspullcs ,
Thirty inoro of the Mtmo band of ntrlkcr
liavo .been nrrcstod nnd llio npcclnt train
will return to bring them to Jail tonight.
1'addock was lilKhljr esteemed nnd wan
wldHy known.
All the officials of the district organlra-
lion of Htrlkom will Ire nrrcstcd for com
plicity In theI'addock murder nnd Inciting
riot nnd murder.
FOR THE PLATTE CANAI. .
Bins * .MiTlliiR l " " ' ' 'd ' * ° Tnho I'lnitl
Artlon tin tlio Miittrr.
The I'latto canal project will bo made n
certainty or Rhclrcd , no far as the business
men of the city arc concerned , nt a mass
meeting to bo held nt the Commercial club
this ( Thursday ) evening to , consider the
subject ,
The men who have been urfilnR the project
have mot with considerable encouragement
and Imvo reached the point where decisive
action Is necessary. They luive most en-
notiriiRlnR reports from tlie east to the effect
that capitalists nnd manufacturers nro watch-
Ini ; for Hie development of the project and
they feel that much of Omaha's success de
pends upon the prosecution of the project.
The entire plans of the promoters of the
ranal will be laid before the mass meeting
In bo held tills evening. If the people
of the city want the canal they cnn.havo It.
A large attendance of business men of the
city Is requested nt the meeting.
I'l'.ltMlMI , iAlt.ltlHA 1'llfi.
State Treasurer Hartley Is at the Mlllard.
John I' . Mallallcu. superintendent of the
Kearney reform school , Is at the Mlllard.
Miss Maymo Smith und Miss Cora Lake of
Shcnundoah , In. , spent yesterday In Omaha.
O , II. Swlngly of Ileatrlce , tnx commls-
Kloncr of the Union 1'uclllc , Is a suest at the
Mercer. '
O. A. Abbott of ( Irani ! Island , onp of Tom
Majors' predecessors In the lieutenant gov
ernor's oince , Is at the 1'axton.
Kd Illgnell , division superintendent of the
II. & M. , with headquarters at Lincoln , took
wipptT nt the MlllitrJ last evening.
Mr. nnd Mrs. II. C. Nnughton , Mr. nnd
Mrs. W. A. Klsher , T. J. Nyshum , Miss O.
.iDliiisoM nnd Mrs. S. Mcl'hcrson , nil of Red
Oak , nro at the Murray. They attended the
Hopper performance last night.
0. A. McCIoud of York , stnte examiner of
county treasurers , returned last evening from
n trip home to vote at the municipal ulccilon ,
and will be busy for the next six weeks with
the books In County Treasurer Irey's olllce.
Nchriixlmiix nt the Unit-Is.
At the Mercer \V. It. Wilson , Nebraska
C'lty ; C.V. . I'lercoVnvorly ; Charles I'lerce ,
Ttcuinseli.
At the I'uxton Mrs. Kdmund li. Woolsey.
Wyoming ; Samuel I. . Ilestwood , Lexington ;
CIcorgo Ilemntcdt nnd C. L. Hoover , i'npll-
llon ; M. C. Tlllson. .Kearney ; William II.
Hnyilon , Hastings ; Hi J. Kllpatrlck und 8.
I ) . Kllpatrlck , Heatrlce.
At tlio Mlllard 13. McMurchy , Syracuse ;
K. I' , Young , Orleans ; F. M. llllsh , Lincoln ;
A. I ) . Wilson , II. Cooper , Phil Green , Green
wood ; S. I' . Davidson , Teciimseh ; It. I ) .
Schneider. Fremont ; Miss I'ettls , Stella ; II.
II. Knowlton and wife , Fremont ; H. Dross ,
Lincoln ; F. M. I'olk , Lincoln.
At the Arcadp William Stewart , Hastings ;
C. L. Harbor , Valley ; A. W , Crltes , Chndron ;
A. W. Formal ! and wife , Fremont ; 13. S.
Thompson , Tekamah ; C. O. Leake , Fremont ;
O , F. Peters and wife , Yutnn ; A. 0. West ,
Fremont ; N. S. Pratt , Albion ; H. Myers ,
Lincoln ; L. W. Hart. Falrbury ; L. 1) . Darker.
Pleasant Hill ; W. T. Herry. Tekumah ; F. M.
Wllnon , Stockham ; John Wall , Arcadia ; G.
W. Woolsey and C. 1C. Adams , Superior ;
Alvln Lydlck nnd Hruce Burnley , Teknmnh ;
David Denver , J. F. Hundy , H. S. Brlggs and
Hampton Drlggs , Arizona.
NUMBER 4.
Send or brhiBPOtlll coupons and ton ccnlK
In coin lo tlilo oltk-c and rrei'lvn tho4tb li.'irt
of IlilH Hiiporl ) work tlm .story of tlm War
told by llio leading ( 'CnerulB on butli nidus.
Kvrr.Y n.i.usI-ICAVKU.
SERIES NO. 6.
DICTIONARY.
Only that mi nlur of tin lun'.c cnrrosp-Jin
In e wilh tlitHorU'H number of the coupuin
pivtuMititl , will bj dallvun'd.
NI3 SuuJny and Thyos AVook-ilny
pain , with 15 u juts In olu ,
will buy ono jiirt of The
AniQi'luan Knc.vcloin.llc Uio
tloimry. Semi or bring to 'tho
lieu O nice.
.Mull should bo ninlrossort to
DICTIONARY DEPARTMENT-
SERIES 1.
April S , 1S94.
Hrliiu 0 Coupons with S3 cents ,
on
If .sent by mail with no cents in coin
( no stamps accepted. ) Ilo sure to stnto
the number of the work d us I roil. Send
only once In xvcolts , ns books nro pub.
li.ilietl only that often.
Mvinnrlul Oopnrtnotif ,
OiuiifuiJoe. .
Art Portfolio.
Number Coupon. .
No.
Fill In all the numbers you
desire and bring or mull to Art
Portfolio Department Omaha
Hoc , enclosing six of tltc.sc Coupons
pens -with 10 cents for each part
desired.
REBUKED THE GAPING CROWD
Judge Bradley Administers a Verbal Obli
gation to the Pruricut Multitudo.
BRECKINRIOGE IS RATHER WORRIED
Ho Contradict * Aim. lllnrklmrn , but Doc * 80
In n Very ( lunrdnl Miinner Judge
it .Senrcblng Inquiry Mi
nutely I'liraucd.
WASHINGTON , April 4. The Inquisition
suffered by Iteprcsentatlvc Hrecklnrldgo at
the hands of Judge Jero Wilson regarding
the testimony of Airs. Governor Blackburn
would bo the talk of the city tonight but for
some remarks from Judge Bradley , which
enlivened the close of the day's proceedings
and have obscured all other passing features
of the case. For days past , slnco the case
reached the zenith of its sensationalism ,
crowds df men. boys and women , many of
them well dressed and respectable of appear-
once , have thronged the court house corridors
riders , the sidewalks , even the street In
front of the ofilccs of the attorneys , at the
hour fpr adjournment , waiting for the prin
cipals to appear , elbowing for vantage points ,
bandying personal comments and making
things so generally disagreeable that the
objects of their attention have been driven
to make their escape through side doors ,
adopting various maneuvers : to avoid the un
pleasant notoriety. Judge Bradley had mean
time been smothering a growing feeling of
disgust. Tonight his emotion passed the
safety point , and he gave some of thcso
people such n pointed tongtic-laslilng ns has
rarely been heard In the court room. After
contracting to hold the court room spectators
In check , he told them that their conduct was
characterized by Indecency ; that they re
minded him of buzzards around carrion and
other things not pleasant for th6 crowd.
Colonel Hrecklnrldge averred that Airs.
Blackburn's description of nearly every one
of the material occurrences when their paths
wore crossed were wrong , but qualified his
denials by the statements that she had con
fused dates and places ; had put construc
tions not Intended upon his utterances ; had
attributed to him things said by Aladellno
Pollard , but asserted as a saving clause that
she had no doubt honestly endeavored to
give her recollection of events. Tomorrow
the defense will close their case. The plain
tiff has several witnesses 'In town for rebut
tal. Airs. AlcClclIan Brown of Cincinnati ,
the wife of the former principal of llio Wes-
lOyan Institute , registered at the Illggs
house yesterday. Other Kentucky witnesses
wlm are stopping at the same place are G.
H. Kccno and G. AI. Kelley of Lexington
and H. E. Queen ofCovlngton. Besides
these people Air. Wilson laid the foundation
of the- appearance of several witnesses to
impeach Colonel Brccklnrldge , one of them
the colored cook at AIlss I'ollard's swell
boarding place , another the lady of the
house where she was confined in 1SS9 for
the birth of her'second child.
Colonel Brcckinrldge is beginning to feel
the strain. Ho looked extremely pale and
worn when ho stepped to the stand today.
The first question which Judge Wilson asked
him was whether ho had ever been In Golds-
bore , lo which he replied that he had been
in the little hamlet once to make a speech
at a barbecue , which he thought was In
188G or in 1888. He did not remember the
colored woman who opened the door at 1819
H street the day after ho took luncheon
there in April ( as heretofore testified to )
nor liavlng complimented her on the
luncheon.
"Did you not say to her that when you
nnd Aladellno went to keeping house you
wanted her to come and cook for you ? "
"That Is entirely fanciful. I never said
anything of the sort to any colored woman. "
"Did she not say that 'sho ' had been in
service In that family for u long tlmo and
did not want to leave ? "
"No sucli conversation could have oc
curred. "
Ueferrlng to the colonel's statement that
lie nindo no protestations of love to AIlss
I'ollard on the occasion of that momentous
carriage ride when seduction Is alleged to
have occurred , Mr. Wilson asked him when
he had first began to talk to her affection
ately. .
NEVER AIADE LOVE TO HER.
"I never did make protestations of love.
I talked to her kindly , encouragingly , when
she was depressed , endeavored , to got her
to do something to make a 'place In the
world for herself. I spoke solicitously to
her , particularly when I first learned she
wns pregnant by me , liavlng the Interest In
her which a man might for a young unmarried -
married woman who had such circumstances
In her life , for which ho felt that he was
In a measure responsible since their lives
had become Interwoven. "
"There were no expressions' of affec
tion ? "
"There were expressions of affectionate
interest , but not such as could bo con
strued Into nn Intimation that our rela
tions could bo on a different basis than
they were. "
" \Vere there expressions which might bo
understood by her to bo expressions of love ? "
Colonel Brccklnrldge 'Wished to draw the
distinction carefully between expressions nnd
demonstrations. Ho said there was nothing
but a perfect understanding on their part of
their relations , that they wont to houses of
a certain character for a ccrlaln well under
stood purpose , they stayed there such tlmo
us their pleasures or necessities demanded.
"I took her In my arms and kissed her.
There were nil the accompaniments of such
n relation which was carried out not coldly
or brutally. "
"There were no expressions of love on her
part ? "
"I would not say that. She was at times
very demonstrative , at times otherwise. "
"Your relations were those of lust rather
than love ? "
"I would not say that , for wo often mot
nt times when physical Intercourse was Im
possible. She wns n young woman of col
loquial talents , sprightly and Interesting. "
Again Air. Wilson led the colonel to repeat
the distinction ho drew between the injury
lo the young man and the destruction of n
young woman from Illicit relations.
"And do you think , " ho asked , "that a
man Is under obligations to prevent the de
struction of a young woman ? "
"Most assuredly I do , nnd If ho does not
ho should be punished. I have had my
punishment and am trying to take It without
complaint. "
Mr. Wilson asked when the subject of
marriage had been first mentioned between
them , to which the colonel replied tiiat it
wus September , 1S'J2 , when she llrsU'spoko of
going to Berlin. Ho hud told her that for
many reasons , among them the disparity In
their ages , thnt since ho know what ho did
of her relations to Rhodes , and that as she
had bled him throe years and thrown him
like u sucked orange , marriage between them'
was Impossible.
"You had n contract as binding as hers to
Rhodes ? "
ASSOCIATED WITH THE BEST PEOPLE.
"Much more binding. " replied the colonel ,
referring to his marriage. Then Air. Wilson
got his afllrmatlve answers to the questions
that AIlss Pollard had associated with the
best fiunlllea of Kentucky , in this city had
lived In houses of the highest respectability
and was u brilliant young woman.
"Your relations were carefully concealed ? "
asked Die attorney , i'so that there was no Im
pediment In that direction ? "
" \Vo had endeavored to conceal them , but
they were known to several people , "
"Tlu-'ro was never from you any proposal
of marriage ? "
"Novcr , under any circumstances , " most
emphatically.
"Then it was understood that you were to
carry out the semblance of a marriage con
tract which you both understood wua never
to bo fulfilled ? "
"Thuro wan the semblance of a contract to
bo carried out before only one living person ,
and that person Airs. Governor Blackburn. "
After morn fencing the colonel stated that
the contract before Airs. Blackburn had been
made to enable Miss Pollard to die out of
his llfo nnd separate from Mrs. Blackburn.
"And with n view to enabling bar to dlt
out of your llfo and Mrs , Blackburn'8 you
took her to Mrs. Blackburn and said you
would place her under Airs. Blackburn's
.caroT"
"I did not. My recollection anil H o recol
lection of Mrs. Blackburn upon that point
differ na to the meaning of my words. "
"And you went to see Aim. Blackburn
again alone ? "
"I wont to sec her several times after
wards. "
"And you caressed the plaintiff In her
presence , as a part of that deception ? "
"I did not caress the pMalntlff , I will ex-
plnln that. "
"But what passed there wns for the pur
pose of carrying out the deception ? "
"Indubitably. "
In further cross-oxamlnatlon Mr. Wilson
brought out tlio fact that In filling out the
certificate of marriage of Mrs. Wing to
Colonel Brocklnrldgc It was made to appear
thnt that marriage was the colonel's second ,
whereas It was' really his third. Colonel
Brccklnrldgc could not recall that at thnt
tlmo ho had sent certain telegrams to Airs.
Blackburn.
Air. Wilson then read the direct testi
mony of the colonel regarding the first In
terview with Mrs , Blackburn , upon which
the colonel commented that ho had told
the' whole truth nbout It. Then Airs.
Blackburn's testimony was read and Air.
Wilson asked him If It had occurred , to
which the colonel replied that ho had recol
lected It differently.
"Do you deny , " asked Air. Wilson , "that
you said to Airs. Blackburn , 'I intend to
marry this young woman when a aulllclent
time has elapsed after the death of my
wife ? ' "
"My recollection Is that nothing was said
about my wlfo nt that Interview , Airs.
Blackburn seems to have confused thnt with
a subsequent Interview. "
All of Airs. Blackburn's statements being
read to him categorically the colonel said
that Airs. Blackburn recollection differed on
all those points from his own ,
"I have no recollection of that , " ho said
of Airs. Blackburn's recital thnt on his second
end visit ho had said that ho noticed she
was much shocked by the announcement of
his engagement.
"I am sure I have no recollection of that , "
ho said when confronted with Mrs. Black
burn's statement that ho was giving a poor
return for all the devotion of his wife.
AIADELINB TAKES THE STAND.
After recess AIlss Pollard was placed on the
stand to prove that the letters In question
had been received by her and destroyed.
The defense objected to this line of testi
mony vat this stage , but It was admitted by
the court , exception being noted.
AIlss Pollard described thcso letters as be
ginning "Aly Dcnr Sister Louise , " and "Aly
Llttlo Spitfire , nnd nddressed by typewriter ,
and nil signed In lead pencil. Then Colonel
Brccklnrldgo was back on the stand , making
fiat denials concerning these letters. Having
finished this branch of the subject , the de
fendant told of the events In the fall of 1887 ,
when he and the plaintiff met In Washington
near the Catholic institution , "As a woman
In her condition and a man supposing himself
to be the author of her condition would
meet. "
"Do you wish to bo understood ns sayIng -
Ing you supported her in whole or in part
during the two years that she was at tlio
academy of the Holy Cross on Alassachu-
setts avenue ? " was a question to which
the colonel responded : "I would not wish
to be understood as saying anything about
it if I could 'avoid It , but as a matter of
fact my contributions to her were not les
sened. They were Irregular amounts , and
I helped to pay her board at the academy. "
Referring to five notes of $100 drawn by
the plaintiff and endorsed by the defend
ant late In 1892 to pay .Miss Pollard's ex
penses at the school of the Holy Crbss ,
Colonel Brecklnrldgo stated he did not know
what became , of the notes , did not know
whether they had been protested. Was sur
prised never to have , received notice that
two of them went to protest.
"Now , to refresh your memory , " began
Air. Wilson , tills testimony haying been
elicited by j > . succession of questions , "do
you not know notice of the protest was sent
to you both in Washington nnd Lexing
ton ? " He did not , and the .attorney asked ,
"Do you know the particular object for
which those last notes were draWn ? "
"I do , very well. "
"Was it not , to enable , her to. purchase her
wedding trosseau ? " . ,
"Nothing like thai ; there Is not 'a ' scintilla
of truth In it , " was the colonel's answer , and
ho wanted to" tell' about 4he deal ; but Air.
Wilson choked him off with a reminder that
his counsel would examine him later.
The cross-examination havingdrifted to the
renewal of relations with the plaintiff in
1889 in Washington , the defendant was
asked : "Did you ever have a room in the
northwest section ? "
"Wo did try that experiment , but of all
the unsatisfactory experiments that was the
worst I ever tried. We had not been there
more than three or four times- before it
seemed that every window within three
blocks had eyes when we went In there , and
I was sure people were standing on every
doorstep In sight every time I went. I am
a rather peculiar looking man , so people re
member me ; so we gave that up. "
EVIDENTLY NETTLED THE COLONEL.
"Now , " said Air. Wilson , a little later , al
luding to defendant's criticism of AIlss Pol
lard's falsehoods in saying she had been to
dinner at his house to account for her ab
sences , "you are a fatherly looking man , and
she a young girl , both of "you "from Ken
tucky. Can you conceive of a better excuse
for her to give for her absence than that she
had been to dinner with a respectable elderly
gentleman like yourself ? "
"Nor can I conceive of a keener one to bo
used afterwards for a suit like this , " was
the reply.
During a part of Afarch and April , 1893 ,
Representative Ureckinrldgo said , when his
attention was called to another phase of the
case , ho had seen AIlss Pollard two or three
times a d y , and one day seven times. Ho
remembered a tlmo when he. took lunch with
her , and they had strawberries , but was
certain that this was before the 12th of
April and not on the 10th of Alay , after tlio
secret marriage , as Mr. Wilson would have
it. Ho had frequently met the plaintiff in
the house of Airs. Thomas on H street , but
had never seen her sowing in his life.
"Did you not meet her once there when
she was using this basket that had be
longed to your wlfo ? " Air. Wilson Inquired.
"Never. Never , under heaven , " answered
the colonel , striking the witness box.
"Did not n servant conic In while you wore
with her and she was using that basket ? "
"No servant ever did , for I never know
for a moment , until It was brought In here ,
that she was using that basket. " Ho had
met AIlss Pollard In New York In Septem
ber , 1893 , but not "improperly , " and mot her
"improperly" there In February , 1893.
"Wiiero did you go then ? " Air. Wilson In
quired.
"I can't tell the place. I simply hired a
coupe ; she got In nnd I told the driver to
take us to some safe placo. Ho took us
close to the elevated road up toward Fifty-
second or Fifty-third streets. It was a
largo building and looked like a hotel.v
Here Air. Wilson suggested that It was
near the hour for adjournment , and as ho
desired to take up nn entirely different line
of examination It was hardly worth while
to proceed further , and Uio coilrt adjourned.
"I deny that It occurred In that way
and In that connection , " was the answer
when Air. Wilson pinned him down to a di
rect statement regarding his story to Airs ,
Blackburn , that , being a man of honor ,
ho had bpen obliged to propose marriage
to Miss I'ollard on discovering her feelings
toward Mm.
HAD A HIGH SENSE OF HONOR.
"Now , Mrs. Blackburn says that she told
you you had an unusually high sense of
honor In that connection. Do you deny
that ? " Air. Wilson persisted.
' 'I ' deny that I have any recollection of
It having happened In that way. "
Colonel Brecklnrldgc's version of the con
versation between himself and Airs. Black
burn regarding the trip to Europe differed
radically from that lady's , as did his mem
ory of what she had said about being obliged
to withdraw her protection from AIlss. Pol
lard unless they wore more discreet In their
conduct.
"That did not happen In that form nnd
In that connection , " ho said , and his answer
was substantially the same regarding his
( Brecklnrldgo's ) requests that Airs , Black
burn should go to New York with thu plain
tiff until they were married.
"I was urging her , no far as I could with
out exciting her suspicion , to get the young
woman out of town , I endeavored to IcaMi
the Impression on her mind always that
we were engaged , If I may nay the word ,
that I was honestly endeavoring to carry
out the contract with Miss Pollard to do-
cplve her , and I do not blame Airs , Black-
fwftt for feeling a llttlo acerbity. "
"Do you deny that ? " Air. Wilson de-
tfi-smled , after reading Mrs , Blackburn's tes
timony regarding his description of the In
terest ha felti In Alls * Pollard nnd of llio
standing of her family.
"I have no recollection of that , and my
recollection Is that IfXhapponed In a different
way , " was the final answer , nnd later the
witness soldi "Airs. Dlnckburn puts her own
construction on my words , " In c-dntnontliiR
on this part of her testimony.
Rending to lij the testimony of Airs.
Blackburn thnt had told her that ho 1'ad
never paid the 's ifehtest attention to Airs.
Wing , but to ha , It repeated that ho was
engaged to her Y < : ifld famtllarlzQ his family
with the Idea od is | rcmarrlngo , mid , when
congress ndjouril 1 , he was going homo lo
make arrangements for his marriage. Mr.
Wilson asked for the witness' recollection on
that point.
"Part of that was never said by me , ac
cording to my recollection , nnd p.irt of It
wns never said nt all , " wns the nnswcr.
"Congress hnd nlrendy adjourned , so that
shows that Airs. Blackburn confuses thfao
conversations , although she honestly en
deavors to repent them. "
"Do you deny that you toM Mrs. JVackbtirn
you were not to m.irry Airs. Wing ? "
"I do , most emphatically , deny that I ever
said that. Airs. Blackburn gets the different
conversations commingled. I cannot remem
ber myself the exact words of n conversation
nftcr n few weeks. "
ANOTHER POINT OF DIFFERENCE.
The colonel wns sure thnt Mrs. Blackburn
had not told him that she had'told AIlss I'ol
lard that If Ills attentions to Mrs , Wing were
ns she represented he wns n ylllnltl. "I am
sure Airs. Blackburn did not , nso such an
offensive word In her own parlor to a visitor.
Airs. Blackburn was a lady I 'havo Known
for years , and , as a hostess , she would not
have said such a word. "
Air. Wilson endeavored to pin down the
colonel to a denial of the statement that
ho had told Mrs. Blackburn he had no love
for another woman than AIlss Pollard , and
finally secured .tho answer : "I am sure
that no such conversation occurred. "
"You do not remember It ? " said Air. Wil
son.
son."Well , I will say that I do not recollect
that such a conversation happened. "
. Regarding the scene when AIlss Pollard
had asked him to name the day , called
him Willie , and he had stroked her hand
affectionately and said : "No demonstra
tions' before Mrs. Blackburn , " ho said :
"Such n scene did happen , nnd It was n
superb piece of noting. "
Aluch more of the same kind of colloquy
between counsel nnd defendant took place ;
on the one hand an effort to elicit admis
sion thnt there hail been a promise of mar
riage , and on the other , a vehement denial
that any such promise had been made , and
a reiteration of the oft-repeated statement
that Airs. Blackburn's evidence was based
upon a commingling of conversations held
with tlio defendant and plaintiff at dif
ferent times.
Further on In tlio cross-examination Mr.
Wilson asked : Don't you -rtrmcmber uho
spoke to you regarding your relation with
colored women ? "
"I never heard of that until she spoke of
it on the stand. "
"Did you on any occasion visit the plain
tiff at Alary AIcKondles' , on Second street ,
In this city ? "
"I did not ; I never did. " ( With great
emphasis. )
"In January , February or March , 1883 ? "
"I never did ; I know that is the place the
plaintiff and Dr. Parsons have located as
the house where the child was born. I
know there Is a woman of that name who
will bo called upon to swear I was there. I
know certain persons have been sent there
to train her as to. what she will testify. I
never was there. U is false. "
"You say certain persons have been there
to train her. Hate ady one been there on
your behalf ? " ' '
"I sent my son 'the'ro because I had heard
she was to be called tA testify and that she
had been seen by' another witness in this
case regarding her testimony. "
"Did you communicate with the plaintiff
there by advertisements In the Evening
Star , and did you' arrange to have typewrit
ten letters prepared for your communication
with her with sonic 'person In this city ? "
The colonel was1 strenuous In his denials.
No such arrangement hnd been made by him
or for him to Ills ! knowledge and such ad
vertisements , if published , would not con
voy any informationto ) his mind.
With this reply 'Judge Wilson quietly re
turned the defendant to his own attorneys
for direct examination.
AS L'JKE RUTH.
Air. Butterworth drew out the colonel on
the conversations bcjir-een , himself and AIlss
Pollard regarding their marriage. She had
told him , ho said , she. had no friends ; that
her only intimate girl friend had gone insane -
sane ; his wife was dead -and there was
nothing to prevent him from marrying her.
Ho replied to this with some anger and she
had said if howould change his tone ,
she would retire from society ; give up tryIng -
Ing to go In society and bo his mistress ,
take care of his room and do his type
writing. He had told her that under the
circumstances she was the last person who
could do his1 typewriting. She had insisted
she would not Icuvo him , but would go
wliero ho wont. Then they had walked
together to a house on II street , which
they had been accustomed to visit. His
anger had cooled. Ho sat down ; she sat
on the floor with her arm on his .knees
nnd they talked far Into the night , she
saying she did not care if there was a scene
there. Ho had told her that after their
relations ho could not marry her , jthat no
man could be expected to marry a woman
with 'whom ' ho had had hitch-course unless
ho had seduced her.
"You know I have not seduced you , I
said , " nnd Colonel Brecklnrldge continued :
"Sho urged mo to marry her on account
of those very relations. I said I can't
afford to put Jim Rhodes' mistress and
my mistress at the head of my table. She
throw up the window and said she would
scream. Just then some one rapped at
the door nnd snld tvo were making u great
deal of noise , that' n y voice was peculiar ,
thnt there wns nnother member of congress
In the house who 'might recognize It. "
( Laughter. )
Colonel Brecklnrldgo smiled and contin
ued : "I did not care to know who ho was. "
This narrative was objected to by Air. Wil
son , nnd Judge Bradley said ho knew no
reason for repeating It. Tlio defense con
tended that the particular talk had not been
given before.
Judge Bradley remarked that the sub-
stnnco had been ; that several of the ex
pressions wore very familiar to him.
Air. Butterworth acknowledged that the
matter was not good for the public , but
that Air. Wilson had endeavored to prove
the defendant's course had been brutal
toward the young woman and It was duo
that ho bo allowed , to explain , but the mat
ter was not pressed.
The attorneys had no more wltneses on
hand , ' .ho cross-examination having ended ,
as Air. Shelby said , somewhat unexpectedly ,
so they asked for an adjournment an hour
earlier than usual. Air. Wilson offered to
occupy the tlmo with some of his witnesses
for rebuttal , but the defense declined the
offer nnd the judge said he would concede
the request not to continue the case today ,
though It had nlrealty consumed more tlmo
than It should have innc.
ROUSED THE .flUUGE'S INDIGNATION.
"If the partlesto _ _ thls case would Ilka
to go out first they may do so , and I will
keep the crowd "BaWf , " Bald Judge Brad
ley , ns the people began to stir from their
scats. Accordingly Miss Pollard , with her
attorneys , followed ( j { Colonel Ilrccklnrldgo
nnd lila legal forces , . filed througli the lit
tle door between /th > r ; > ) udtje nnd jury. ' Sev
eral men made n sh-from their seats after
them , and Judge airadley's chocks flushed ,
nnd ho rapped tfiu'Vicsk fiercely. "Court
has not adjournotlt'VJiu shouted , above the
bustling noise. "Take your seals there. "
Then , pointing t < i0ie | | conspicuous offender ,
who was half wnfM'riss the room with his
hat on , ho said ttfrglJu "Take off your hat
there am ) go back where you came from.
Take your seatalUMt -
As the men relapsed Into their scats the
Judge declared In his stearnest tones :
"This morbid curiosity which has been
manifested slnco tho' beginning of this suit
In perfectly disgusting , Tlio court corridors
have been crowded ; the egress has been
crowded , and I understand the sidewalks
In front of the ollce ) of the counsel have
been crowded , showing an eagerness to see
the parties to this suit. They seem lo for
got that 0mo one besides the parties to
the suit are on trial hero. Tlio spectators
have been on trial for their decency und
they have boon found guilty of Indecent con
duct. The men who como hero day utter
day remind mo of buzzards sitting on u
foncu waiting for a alck horse to dlo ; waitIng -
Ing for a pile of carrion. "
Then , turning to the crier , he commanded :
"Adjourn the court , " and strode out , punn
ing III * way through the hulls and across
tlio street in a crowd of several hundred
men and women waiting to catch a glimpse
of Madeline Pollard und Congressman Breck-
inridge.
WHAT WILL BE ITS FATE
Speculation as to tlio Disposition of the
South Park Koad ,
IT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUST OUT
Jlldgo t'jililtrclt Ilui Not Vet iMiird tlio
Order Hrllcvlng tlio Union I uullla from
Opmitliij ; the Itonil Wilding
for the Wngo Doclnlon.
When Judge Caldwcll announced that ho
would not permit the receivers of the Union
Pacific to operate n " .dead mcmeber , " as ho
characterized the Denver , Lemlvlllo & Gtintil-
son , It was accepted as the proper 'thing
under the circumstances. Hut Judge Cald
wcll has not Issued his order , and It Is doubt
ful If he will no to the extent ho slated ho
would from the bench whllo lUtenlng to the
testimony In the wage case.
The road , while It has not earned any op-
crating expenses for several years , Is still ft
valuable adjunct to the Union Pacific , touchIng -
Ing as It does the towns of Leadvllle , Bald
win , Como , Mines , Huenn Vista , which In
days past were the centers of the silver min
ing world of Colorado. As a feeder to the
main line the old South Park has many ad-
vnntugcs , nnd It Is not thought that Judge
Caldwclt will go to the extreme ho Intimated
when ho ascertains the Importance of the
road to the general railroad situation.
From Denver comes the question whether ,
It the line passes from tlio control of the
Union Iaclflc | , It will revert to the state , or
can bo taken possession of by any person or
company desiring to operate the road.These
questions were submitted to one of the at
torneys of the Union Pacific , who replied that
the road would not , In any event , revert to
the state , should Judge Caldwcll decide to
Issue rtn order to stop operations , but would
revert to the Denver , Leadvllle & Gunnlson
company , which would operate it. In the
event the company could not make
It n paying property the mortgage
bondholders would undoubtedly. pro
ceed to foreclose. The Denver , Leadvllle
& Gunnlson company wns Incorporated under
the laws of Colorado nnd wns built In the
boom days of Leadvllle by John Evans ut
nn Immense cost , in fact It Is asserted that
It cost J50.000 per mlle to build the 230 odd
miles of road which nre Included In the present
narrow gauge system. Although one of the
party defendants to the petition for receivers
filed In1 the circuit court for the district of
Nebraska by Oliver Ames , second , nnd
others , the road Is an Independent corpora
tion In which the Union Pacllfb owns con
siderable stock. It wns opened for business
in 1874 as the Denver , South Park & Pacific
railroad. In 1889 the company wns reorgan
ized , the Denver , Leadvllle & Gunnlson com
pany being the successor. The road is sub
ject to n first mortgage of $2,308.000 , the
bonds being In the possession of the Ameri
can Loan and Trust company of Boston as
trustees. It Is capitalized for J3 , 000,000 , the
bonds drawing 4 % per cent in gold.
In the early days It wns a very profitable
road , freight rates being high nnd money plen
tiful , but Leadvlllo saw Its boom flatten out
and in its wake came other towns situated In
like circumstances until the road failed to
pay operating ) expenses and then the re
ceivers decided to ask the court as In the
Leavemvorth & Southwestern company to
relieve It from operating the line. It is ,
however , understood that Mr. Clark Is
nverso to giving "up the property , as be re
gards It ns n key to tlio situation In Colorado
rado should there ever come a time when the
Union Pacific would be in a position to build
extensions and connect up certain branches.
Before the order is Issued Judge Caldwell ,
who will have more or less to do with the
operation of the Union 'Pacific , will un
doubtedly co over tlio situation and do that
which seems to him best In the premises.
DENVISn , April 4. It is stnted on good
authority that whatever the action of the
court may be , the Soutii Park road , aban
doned by the Union Pacific , will not bo
abandoned. The bondholders will operate
the road on their own account. Steps to
this end have nlrcady been taken nnd
greatly advanced. At the time the Union
Pacific passed Into the hands of a receiver
the bondholders met , and as a result they
will cancel the lease to the Union Pacific.
* T itinis .1 LOXU
Iowa AVIiorliiipn Oifttlnff Itcnily for the Kuu | I
from Wellington to Denver.
DBS MOINES , April 4. ( Special Telegram
to The Bee. ) Special arrangements nro
being made by Dea Molnes bicyclists to
engage In the great relay blcyclo race be
tween Washington , D. C. , and Denver , Colo.
John Polllster of Ottumwa is manager for
Iowa , liavlng been appointed by A. D.
Dlock , chairman of the Illinois racing
board. The route through Iowa will bo
via Burlington , Mount Pleasant , Falrfleld ,
Ottumwa , Oskaloosa , Des Molnes , Stuart ,
Atlantic and Council Bluffs. Des Molnes
bicyclists are' Interesting themselves In the
great race and will jake part.
SInloiin'ft Now I'ool ( iiimo.
J. L. JIalone of New York , the champion
pool player of the world , is In the city nnd
will remain several days , giving exhibi
tions nt the Mlllard hotel billiard parlor
Thursday evening , nnd nt Tom Foley's
Friday afternoon nnd evening1. Mr. Mnlone
has recently Invented n new Kiime , which
he will Introduce here , called "fifteen
atrnlght. " In thin gnme the pluyor must
pocket the fifteen balln In fifteen shots to
Hcore u point. If the player fulls to pocket
a ball on the opening shot ho continues to
play , but Is compelled to make u. double
shot before the end of the frame. The
double Hhot is one of the pretty features
of Air. Mulone'H game. In practice last
evening nt FoIey'H Air. Mnlono made a. run
of forty-five nt the new gnme , und nt the
conclusion gave nil exhibition of fancy
shots Unit have never been equaled In thlM
city. One fancy shot In. particular In
worthy of notice. Ho places six balls in
Wie center of the table in a circle nine
inches In diameter nnd with one stroke the
table was cleared , ench bull xreklnK u
Bep.irnte pocket. No admission will be
charged to these exhibitions.
< > K ( u 1 . < ( , .
Engelbert Slesenstlne , 10 years old , whose
home Is nt 181G Mnrcy street , attempted
yesterday afternoon to board a. train of
ilat earn nt Twenty-sixth Btreet and the
Union Pacific tracks. He missed bis hold
and fell under the wheels. Ills right leg
wns crushed from the nnkle to tlio knee.
Ho WIIH tnkcn to St. Joseph's hospltul ,
where Dr. Gulbrnith amputated the leg.
West SldiTft , Attention.
Yon arc Invited to attend a muss meeting
of cltlxptift Bnttirdny night nt R o'clock nt
the ( mil corner of Forty-fifth nnd heaven-
worth streets. Matters of Importance will
be considered. Everybody should be pres
ent , l y order of committee.
ELECTED DIRECTORS.
Homo ! ! trltmnriit nt tlio Mrrtlne of tlm
J'ollro Itollcf Anflnclnllmt ,
Contrary to what lias recently been the
case , there was u llttlo excitement at the
meeting of the Police Ilellef association
yesterday , called for the election of direc
tors.
Chief Detective Haze presided. Ofllcer
Mitchell Introduced n resolution to the
effect that its there were two factions In
tlm police department and there being
seven directors to oleet , six bo chosen by
the association nnd permission given them
to elect the seventh.
The resolution wits scarcely rend when
Sergennt Ornisby Jumped to his feet to
have It voted down. Hn wns nipped to
order nnd told that when the resolution
bad been put before the house he would
bo heard , " * *
He snt down nnd was on his feet ngnln
In n moment. He said : "Air. Chairman
mid Fellow Olllcers : It Is n shnme for any
olllcer to put or attempt to put before this
honorable body u resolution of this charac
ter. Are we not Olllcers. citizens , elected
nnd sworn to protect the property and
maintain the peace of nilVe nre not sup-
iK > sed to know nny religion , politics or liny
differences that may lead to strife among
us. Therefore , 1 Would ask thnt the
resolution be voted down. "
It wus put before the meeting nnd tabled.
The election then took place and the fol
lowing olllcers were elected : Cook , Dillon.
Davis , Dooley , Cummlngs nnd Baldwin , lor
the seventh there was n tie between Olll
cers Her , Sebek , Vnnous nnd Jnckmnn. It
wns decided that these four retire to a
private room and cast lots. Olllcer Jnck
mnn finally won , It being left to be de
cided by the one nlile to guess nearest to
the number of matched In a box partly
filled.
Another meeting will be held In n few
days , when the general olllccrs will be
elected from the directors.
It was' also arranged nt this meeting to
give n Boclul at uome time In the near
future.
FROM CLASS ROOM TO PULPIT.
Program of TlipoloRlfiil Ctiiiinienrcmciil
KxorcLii-H tills livening.
At the First 1'resbytcrlan church tills
evening the Omaha Presbyterian Theolog
ical seminary will graduate its first class.
Addresses by members of the class will
be made ns follows :
"The Mystlcnl Element In Chrlstlnnlty , "
Charles II. Hundy : "Thy Kingdom Come , "
E. Allen Endcrs ; "Presbyterianlsm , " Alex
ander Uthcrlnnd ; "Kevelallpn. the Today
Preacher's Relation to It , " Hugh McNInch ;
"Stephen. " Bishop C. Swank ; "Life , "
Ernest W. Symonds.
Ilev. Dr. W. W. Harsha , president of the
faculty , will deliver the address to the
class nnd Uov. Dr. T. C. Smith will spealc
on behalf of the board of directors.
Told About Tlilnvcft.
Martin Miller , coachman for Freight
Agent Phllllpl , went to the police station
yesterday nnd reported that the barn In
the rear of the house , : ! 210 California
street , was entered about I o'clock Tues
day afternoon nnd he lost a couple of
milts nnd nn overcoat. In all he lost $10
worth of clothing. No clew.
Ij. D. Ilulett reported that a room In the
Collins block , Twenty-sixth nnd Cumlng
streets , which Is used as a store room , was
entered yesterday and some articles of
furniture taken.
A. J. Hnrdy yeslerdny asked the nld of
the police In the recovery of his black
horse and phaeton , which was stolen from
In front of a building at Twenty-fourth
nnd M streets , Soutii Omahn.
31 rs. IIiirilliiK'N DlMtliiotlim.
Mrs. Maggie M. Harding1 of Charter Oak ,
In. , has the distinction of being the first
woman admitted to the practice of law In
the United States court In Iowa. She was
admitted by Judge Woolson at Council
Bluffs yesterday. Airs. Harding was ad
mitted to practice In the state courts at
Des Alolnes in January , 1893 , passing the
highest oxnmlnntlon In a class of thirteen.
Her husband , Air. Parker W. Harding , is
an attorney at Charter Oak , where he has
been for the past five years. Mrs. Harding
studied In her1 husband's''olllco 'for .two
years before her admission , to the state
court. She Is n young woman and ardently
devoted to her chosen profession.
o
Ho IK n DlHcrcnlltocI Iliurknyn.
Lulu White was arrested last night
charged with the larceny of $21 from Henry
Allen of Cumberland , la. Allen came to
Omaha from Iowa on business , and com
bining' llttlo pleasure with it found tlint
it cost something , nnd the. story .that he
was robbed does not seem to be believed.
When he was brought to the sl'ntlon he
cried as If he were going to be killed. He
called upon somebody to kill him , do any-
thing with him and acted like a crazy
man. He did not know whnt to snj ; or do
further than thnt he was married nnd had
a wife and child living : at Cumberland.
Attributes It to Spite- .
Officer Evnns yesterday nrrestcd F. V.
Gallagher and W. A. lUtssel on the chnrge
of larceny. They are accused of having
stolen u harness from Mrs. Lafayette ,
Twenty-fourth and Lake streets , and both
deny the elinrge. Gnllnghcr says It Is a
piece of spite work on the part of a man
named Storz. He says he wns engaged by
Airs. Lafnyetto to move u trunk from
Twenty-fourth and Lake streets to Twenty-
fourth and Clark and that be did so , but
that be thinks the Storz people put Airs.
Lafayette up to causing his arrest.
Two Llttlo I'lrcd.
Boys who have been In the habit of
playing ball In the space surrounded by
some bill boards at Tenth nnd Fnrnnm
streets were the cause of a slight lire nt R
o'clock yesterday evening. They attempted
to burn the grass from their diamond and
In so doing set lire to the bill boards.
Some of the firemen from No. 2 ran over
and extinguished It.
At 6:30 : Inst evening the one-story frame
collage of J. M. Wlnshlp , lltCJ North
Twenty-fourth street , caught lire. The
loss was trifling.
Jtliirrliigu I.lveiihCH ,
The following marriage licenses were is
sued yesterday :
Name and address. Age.
Henry Itassmusscn , Omaha ID
Gustle Hllderhrandt , Omaha , 18
William H. Cnse , Oinuhu 00
Alary W. Simpson , Omahn 47
Albert \V. Forman. Fremont , Neb 33
Annie AVorllnc , Omaha \ 27
Wilson Jones , Council Bluffs , .la 23
Luettu Muss , Omaha 19
Street Sweeping Itcstimecl.
Tlio chairman" of the Board of Public
Works yesterday gave notice to James
Stephensan to begin the work of sweeping
the streets in the business portion of the
city tonight.
llulldlng Inspector Devcrell is on the sick
list.
f
In 1S50 "Brown's Bronchial Troches" were
Introduced nnd their success as a euro for
colds , coughs , asthma and bronchitis lias
been unparalleled ,
QUAKER CETALK TALKS
Jniggist How is it Doctor you are sending me no pre
scriptions ? I have seen none of your patients lately.
Doctor No they go to the grocer's I am recommending
Quaker Oats.
Sold 1Mb.
Only in Packages.
KNOWLEDGE
Brings comfort nml improvement nntj
leiuh to personal enjoyment when
rightly tiseu. The ninny , who live bet
ter tlinn others and enjoy life more , with
less expenditure , by inoro promptly
hadpiiiJK U'.o world's best products to
the iicctlii of physical being , will attest
tlio value to health of the pure liquid
Ir.xntivo principles embraced in the
remedy , Syrup of Figs.
Ita excellence is due to its presenting
in the form moat acceptable nnd tilens-
nnt to the taste , the refreshing nnd truly
beneficial propertied of n jwrfect Inx-
ntive ; oileetimlly cleansing the system ,
dispelling colds , headaches Mid fevers
nnd permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession , because it nets on the Kid
ney ? , Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in GOc and $1 bottles , but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only , whose name is printed on every
package , also the name , Syrup of Figs ,
and being well informed , yon will not >
accept nny substitute if oil'ero.d.
This extraordinary Rejuvcnator Is the moat
wonderful discovery of tlio ago. It baa bees
endorsed by tlioleadlnirscIcnllilomonofKuropi
, r. . aud America. / afc1 _
nuilyan
purely vego-
table.
Iluiljnii stops
Prernatureness
of tlio discharge
InUOdnys.
Cures
1IKFORS
Constipation , Dizziness , Falling Ecnsntlon
Nervous Twitching of the eyes nnd other part * ,
Strengthens , Invigorates nnd tones the cntlia
y stern. Hud jiui cures Debility , Nervousneti ,
Emissions , and dcvclopcs and restores wenk
organs , rains in the buck , looses by day 01
night are ttoppcd quickly. Over 2,000 private
endorsements.
Frcmaturciiesa means impotcncy in the flrej
stage. 1 1 is n fymptomof ecmfiml weakness ar.d
barrenness. It can be stopped In 20 days by tuo
usoof Iludynn. ;
The new discovery wns made by the Special
ists oftlio old famous HiicUon JUodicnl Iinll-
tute. It is tlio strongest vitallzer nmde. It If
very powerful , but harmless. Sold for 81.00 a
pacltagoor G packages for S5.00 ( plain scaled
boxes ) . Written guarantee given for n cure. 1C
you buy six boxes and are not entirely cured ,
Blx more will bo sent to you frco of nil chargca.
Send for circulars and testimonials. Address
HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE ,
1032 MARKET ST. ,
SAN FRANCISCO , CALIFORNIA.
PERMANENTLY
CURED
NO PAY UNTIL CURED
WE REFER YOU TO 8.000 PATIENTS.
Write for Bank Refbronceo.
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No Operation. No Detention from Business ,
SEND FOR CIRCULAR.
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307-308 K. Y. Ufa BlrtK. , OMAHA , NEB.
SCHOOLS.
ST , JIAllY'S SOHOOL , n.inlen C'liy , L. I. . Nmt
. York. AilvanlnKCH of Now York. Spoulnl lu
Htnicllon In MiiHtc mill Art. Colleeo I'rc'iurntorj
and Kleetlvo Cuurncm til Study. l'Jiiiiii : > iiii > ntH MOW
for Sept. 1801 , MIHH JULIA U , I'AUWKLL. 1'rln ,
AMUSEMENTS ,
J3O Yp5 S SPEClflU
3 NIGHTS MaWoWmiinKflril 5 ,
WM. H.
And HlH Adiiilrablii Oouiiiuiy ,
TIIUUSUAY , FltlDAY anil HATUUUAY MatlllOf
SATUIIDAY NIOHT ,
Scats on Sale Wotinostlny , April 4.
I'UltKS-U ! > wer Moor , * 1.0i ( ) ll.ilcony , tl.OO , 75a
and noe.
MATINEK I'ltlUKS - Lower floor , $1 ; balcony ,
7Ao and fiUc.
Free lint Huspcndcd.
Y , M , G , fl , HflLL Tonight , April 6
THE PHENOMINAL BANJOIST
Under the auspices of the Oimilm Banjo
Club In n
GRAND CONCERT
TONIGHT ONLY.
Bents on oalo at Ford & Olmrluton's ' , 1600
Dodge Street.
iTSTfll ST. THEATER TO&g
TONIGHT.
Ilcturn Kuirau'cnieiit or tlio Millionaires of I'lin.
HENSHAW AND TEN BROECK ,
IN TIIK-
.vinr
Chine" o' iniiHlo nnd Kpcclalllcn for thin enira -
mtmt. MnllniHi Hiitnnliiy.
iSthTtreet Theatre I ! 1 &B
II. Y. 1'cnrnou'u great realistic production
THE POLICE PATROL
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