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THE OKATIA DAILY BEE : TTtflSDAY , SEPTE fREH 22 , 1800. n
OLD GUARD IS GOING FAST lUte of Mortality Among the Veterans is Rapidly Increasing. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PENSION BUREAU Evrry llrnnon to Hellene ( lint tlic \iiiurn on thu llolln Heiii'Iied llluli W liter MnrU In Hie Tear Jii t Cllined. WASHINGTON , sept. 21. Dominick i. Murphy , commissioner of pensions. 1ms niado his annual report for the fiscal year ended Juno 30 , 1896 , to Secretary Francis. Ho BBJ-K. Thcro were added to the rolls during the year 40,374 now ponnlonnrs , and there were restored 3,873 who had be-on pre viously dropped , a total ot 44,247. Of these 16,625 pensioners , drawing $2499,507 , iculdo In Nebraska ; 4,702 , drawing $014.315 , lesldo In South Dakota ; 37.798 , drawing $5,103,976 , reside In lowu. and 60S , drawing $95,435 , re- dido In Wyoming. During the same- period the losses wcro 2D.393 b ? death and 1,141 by ro-marrlngc ( wldowh ) : I.CS4 by legal limitation ( minors ) ; 2,552 because of failure to claim pension for thrco yeais , and 0,023 for other causes , an aggregate of 44,0 3. The tint gain over the previous year was only 131 , and It may be now BMfely assumed Hint thu roll fiom this tlmo forth will show a marked and strady diminution unlrs congress should enact Btlll more liberal provisions than are now upon the statute books. The rate of mor tality among pensioners , particularly among those who served during the war of the rebellion , Is rapidly increasing , the number reported deceabed during the year far ex ceeding that of any corresponding period of the hlstoiy of the bureau. The whole num ber of pensioners on the roll January 30 , 1S9G. was 070,678. * While the rolls shoxv a slight gain In numbers over the year Immediately preceding ceding , the amount disbursed for pensions was $138,214,7G1 , a decrease of $1,092,675 , ns compared with the previous year. Thcro wcro 495,604 pension claims pending nt the close of the fiscal year , 231,337 being applications for increases inado by persons now on the rolls. Although last year's estimate of $140 , 000,000 for pensions was $1,790,020 more than was necessary the last fiscal year , the commissioner duplicates that estimate for the next fiscal year , stating that ho be lieves the adjudication ol that many cases will make the full amount necessary. It is his Intention to push the settlement of cases as vapidly as possible. An estimate of $1,228,580 Is inado for miscellaneous ex penses. The commissioner says the payment by vouchers has worked satisfactorily and op poses a return to personal payments. Some dlfllculty has been experienced In the execu tion of vouchers In Germany and the State department lias been requested to furnish the bureau Information as to what persons have authority to administer oaths. There nro 601 United States pensioners In Ger many. lU'gardlng the revision of the pen sion list the commissioner says : "There Is no foundation for the erroneous t impression that It is the intention to still further revlss the rolls , as the purging of the rolls commenced In 1893 has been en tirely accomplished. It ought to bo under stood , however , that there still exists the purpose to maintain the pension roll as the nation's roll ot honor. " Concerning prosecutions , ho says : "Offend ers against the pension laws have been so rigorously prosecuted during the past three years that the criminal work of the law division has been materially lessened. Through the combined efforts of the law di vision and the special bureau examination there has been refunded to the United States during the year $20,982 , of which $10.72C was recovered as the outcome of the civil suits. During the year 339 Indictments "wero found and there were 242 recommenda tions for prosecution. The" number of con- Tlctlons was 107 , the number of sentences ICO and eighty-two offenders against the pension laws wcro taken Into custody. "I am slad to state that the rigorous measures Instituted by my predecessors have apparently discouraged violators of the pen sion laws and rendered the business of pro curing fraudulent pensions unsafe and un profitable. " Commissioner Murphy commends the work of special examiners and says that the addi tional force ot 160 shouldbe continued. The cost of this force during the year was $497,958. He says that the pension building Is nt present Inadequate for the work and makes some suggestions as to Improvements , lie recommends on increase to $12 per . month of pensions to survivors of the Mex ican war and also recommends pensions to widows of officers and soldiers who died from causes originating In the service prior to March -4 , 1861. He recommends the passage of the 1)111 pending In congress for the codification of the pension laws. VICTIM OP THIS Ir.\\ ) 1VIIKCIC. Sue. * ( lie JVortlmpHti-m to Secure laiiuieH for Alleged liijiirleN , Miss Theresa Tracy , one ot the Logan wreck victims , has commenced suit In the district court against the Northwestern Hall way company toi recover $20,000 for Injuries alleged to have been caused by that ca tastrophe. In her petition she recites that she was a passenger on the un fortunate train and received Injuries which cut and disfigured her face and caused her mind to bo affected , resulting in loss of memory and nervous prostration , by reason of which aim alleges that she is unable to pursue her avocation of teaching school and is unable to earn her living us she did before her Injury. Kniuia McCnuley has applied for a divorce from Wllllnm T. H. McCauley , charging cruelty , Infidelity and desertion. The par ties were married In this county August 22 , Annlo C. Christiansen has commenced suit In the district court to recover $1,000 from Johanna Johnson and Constable Theodore F. Lyon for damages to her furniture caused by the forcible removal of the same by the defendant In .August of this year. Inciden tally , the plaintiff claims that the defendants used undue force and violence In gaining admission to tha house and used vile and profane language toward the plaintiff. Maria M , Ennler has commenced suit against the World Mutual Benefit assocla- tlon for $1,000 alleged to l > o duo on a policy held by her lute husband , Bphralm EnBlor. IMANOS I--OII THM KIVniH AHTK > S llonril iif IMiieallon npcldi-x ( o Iitven- tlKiito llcforc I'nrcliiiftlnK , The Doard of Education indulged In a long but not particularly eventful session last night. It decided not to use blbto read ings In the schools , to open another room at West Sldo and postponed the piano quca tlon until the next meeting. Superintendent I'oarsc reported that the total membership of the public schools at the close of the first week of the fall term was 11,141 , an Increase of 6SO over that of the corresponding date of last year. Treasurer IMwards reported a bhhnco ol $15 , tn.ir. ; In ( he treasury , with $41,655.91 In warrants outstanding. He was instructed to rotal'i $10,000 toward the Interest on the bonded debt , which interest aggregates $14CS ! > . The petition of patrons for another room r.t tha West Sldo school was referred to the commltteo on teachers and examinations and later in the evening a resolution wns adopted which piovldcd for granting their request. On rccomrccndatlon of the committee on boundaries the west line of the Karnam school district \\ns fixed at Thirty-fifth In- twiil of Thirty-sixth street. ( in recommendation of the committee ot > kindergarten Allco Chambers was assigned as a director on trial , at the Long school and Anna Hanna and Carolyn Althous were assigned as paid assistants. This was on account of the largo increase In the kinder garten attendance nt that school. Qcticrva West , Elizabeth llyan , Delia Hogan and Jealictto Hutchmoedy wcro assigned to duty an substitutes In the kindergarten depart ment. There wcro two reports ftom the com mltteo on supplies relative to supplying pianos for the ten now kindergartens. The majority recommended the purchase of style 2 , Klmball pianos , for $203 each. The minority recommended the rental of ten pianos for $2.60 a month each. They hclo that the board was In no condition to spend $2,000 for pianos this year and that it would bo better to expend $230 lir rentals for the same period. Tlio reports wore discussed at length , the majority ot the board en pressing reluctance to Incurring such an uxponso at this time. Tukcy called atten tion to the fact that there were already pianos in several of the buildings where they were required for kindergartens. He thought that one piano In a building should bo sufficient for all purposes. Tlio question was resurrected whether the piano was a necessary Incidental to a kin dergarten. Superintendent I'carso explained that whllo It was not absolutely necessary It was highly desirable. The cost of the other furnishings of a kindergarten room was Insignificant and the piano was con sldered as a part ot the kindergarten train Ing. The matter was finally referred to the committee on kindergarten to ascertain whether the whole number were necessary. The board decided to pay the $34 balance duo on the piano at the Central school. On motion of Davidson , teachers who teach half a day In one school and the other half In another were allowed $2 per month extra for car fare. Teacher's certificates were ordered Issued to the persons represented by the following numbers In the last examination. Primary grades , 3 , 5 , C , 7 , 8 , 9 , 11 , 13 , 14 , 17 , 19 , 21 , 24 , 25 and 27 ; granuner grades , b , 25 , 29 , 30 and 32 ; High school , library de partment , G and 25 ; High school , latin de partment , 33. A resolution providing for the purchase of 230 copies of "Headings from the Hlble" for USD in the schools was defeated on the ground of economy. IIOIIIIKD AVI 11 M : AT II1311 DISVOTIOXS IMcIcpouUvt IMIen III * Trtiilu In Holy Family Church. While kneeling In the act of her devotions , Mrs. Margaret Kagen was robbed in the Holy Family church , in broad daylight , of what was to her a big sum of money. About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mrs. Eagcn , who lives on Vlnton street , but has for some days been stopping with Mrs. Hogan at 1612 North Eighteenth street , In company with several of her friends went to perform her devo tions. When near the church she noticed a negro standing there. Ho at once followed the people Into thechurch. . The party of which Mrs. Eagen was a member took a pow and went through their devotions. The church was filled with children , some 300 being present. The negro slipped through the crowd and went up to the altar , then very curiously wheeled about , and returning , kneeled close beside Mrs. Eagen , getting so close to her. In fact , that she gathered In her dress , surprised at hla actions , but sus pecting nothing. Shortly after the negro left. On reaching for her spectacles Mrs. Eagen found that her pockctbook , containing $21 , was missing. A good description of the negro Is given by the attendants at the church. For sev eral days ho has been going there at nil hours and the priest was even compelled to request him to leave several times , as he showed a lack of decorum. Those sitting near Mrs. Eagen say they can possltlvely Identify the man. Jim Smith , a notorious negro , on the strength of the description given has been arrested on suspicion of com mitting the crime. Ho hod but $3 on hn ! person when arrested. SHCUllE AN OIi-KISIt rilUM MUItUAY. CniulUloiiH for the VNIof HH I.iuul for K\I > NOII l'nrioN | < * N , A meeting of the South Side Improve ment club was held last evening at Tenth and Hickory streets , and stops taken to corral the location of the Trunsmlsslsslppl Exposition. A report was received from the commltteo on grounds which had a proposi tion from Thomas Murray , It was accepted. Mr. Murray will give the use of 148 acres of land adjacent to Ulvervlcw park , provided the taxes for the next two years are paid ; that ho Is paid $1,500. In cash and certain grading Is done on Valley street between Thirteenth and Tenth streets , at no cost to himself. Speeches were made by Leo Es- tello , A. IS. Walkup , E. J. Cornish , Dr. Hanchett , Ernest Stuht and Isaac Hascall. The following candidates for directors in the Exposition were named : Dr. Hanchett , K. J , Cornish and John Hush. These gentle men , acting with a committee consisting of Messrs. Cole , Darling. Kstelln and Mc- Hugli , were appointed to place other candi dates In the field and directed to make a slate w'th South Omaha and West Omaha interests to put through a largo list ol directors favorable to the south side , It was stated that the street railway favors Miller park. To offset this , gentlemen pres ent proposed to got the Induenco of the railroads on their side. A committee Is going to ralso the $1,500 to pay Mr. Murray by popular subscription In Omaha , the First ward and fiom the railroads , each being expected to pay one-third Hi la sum , \ PEN PICTURES PnJSLASA.N'TLxY JLlsT-D POINTEDLY PA.RA.QRAPHED > i ill i H \ r- Pcoplo have licen blind In ono eye luvsuuiubly for yi'urs without their attention lii-lnj ? drawn to the fact try It yourself hold a card llrst over ono eye then over the other and sco with which you can see the hotter vlaborato ex aminations BtK'h us wo make are of un told value to tiio pcoplo out of sight. Aloe & Penfold Co 1408 Farimm The most popular Is the Oluny lace curtnlnu followed closely by the Haxo- nles wo'ro showing many beautiful do- slsns In lace curtalna with a goodly va riety of style ami ns we beuured a very low prleo wo htivo no hesitancy la nay- Ing that competition In style price or quality in out of the inaction , Omaha Carpet Co. Only exclusive Carpet House hore. BROADY WINS THE CONTEST Bushnell's ' Protest Against the First District Populista Avails Nothing , JUDGE GETS THE DOUBLE DESIGNATION Illnanic Will Co Oil the TleUet nn Cniiillilnle of tlie Doinorrnt.H mill I'eojileV I n lie penitent Party. LINCOLN. Sept. 21. ( Special. ) Judge Jef ferson H. Uroady , candidate for congress In the First district , will be permitted to have his name on the official ballot .supplemented by the words "democrat and people's Inde pendent. " He will not bo recognized as a candidate of the "free silver party. " Judge Broady had filed certificates ot nomination by three distinct bodies , democrats , popu lists and "freo sllvcrltes. " Chairman Bushncll , In behalf of Congressman Strode , protested' against the latter two nomina tions , setting up that the populists made no nomination. A hearing was had last week before Secretary ot State Piper and evi dence taken. Judge Broady did not contend for the free silver designation. Today was sot for argument , but the counsel for the opposing sides did not appear conjointly , but each had a separate hearing before the sec retary of state , who afterwards announced his decision as stated. Tlio greatest demonstration of the cam paign In Lincoln will occur on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday , September 29 , when General Alger's party of union generals will speak In behalf of William McKlnley and honest money. The party consists of General Russell A. Algcr of Michigan , General Daniel E. Sickles of New York , General 0. 0. Howard , General Franz Slgel , General Horace Porter , General Mulholland , General Charles F. Manderson , General John C. Cowln and Corporal Tanner. There will be a mammoth parade In the afternoon and speaking both afternoon and evening. The addresses In the afternoon will take place on the capltol grounds and In the evening at both theaters and at the N street repub lican headquarters. The afternoon parade will comprise marching clubs , horse and foot , floats , drum corps and brass baudo. Excursion trains will be run on all roads entering Lincoln at a low rate of fare , and delegations are expected from all parts of the state. Colonel Ed' R. Slzer and Lieu tenant R. II. Tow nicy will have charge of the parade. There was a democratic rally tonight at Hohanan's hall , addressed by Senator W. V. Allen , Congressman Bell of Colorado and Hon. E. 11. Howell of Buttc , Mont. Music was supplied by the University Glee club. The populist certificate of the nomination of W. L. Greene as candidate for congress In the Sixth district was filed today with the secretary of state. s TO .iou\.so.\ cou.vrv VHTHUAXS. Ilei'ent I'lililleiitloit IJoen Them Some thing of ail InjiiMtlee. TECUMSEH , Neb. , Sept. 21 , ( Special. ) Recently a state Bryan organ published an article from the pen of W. G. Swan of Tecunisch , a civil war veteran , which was an open declaration for Bryan and the free silver cause. The article In question pur ported to bo representative of all the old soldiers In Johnson county and was attested by the signatures of fifteen or sixteen of Swan's democratic and popullstlc colleagues. Of this number of signers some were patriotic soldiers In the recent strife ; some were confederate soldiers ; others never got noaior the front than the commissary tent , and still others did not do service at all. A poll of the old soldiers of the county has accordingly been taken. The work was done by representative members , of Heckathorn post of this city. Out of the total of 221 veterans in the county , ISO will vote for McKlnley , sound monoj' and good govern ment ; twelve of them are populists ; eigh teen of them democrats both free silver and sound money , and fourteen of them are of a scattering and doubtful nature. Giv ing Bryan the combined opposition , the democrats , populls'ts and doubtful , forty-four in all , McKiuloy will receive a miijorltj vote of 130 at the hands of the old soldiers of Johnson county , Mr. Swan , his few asso ciates and the Bryan organ mentioned tc the contrary notwithstanding. TentH for Irrigation Knlr 1'ntroiiN , NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Spe cial. ) The old song , "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground , " will be literally verified In North Platte during the week of the Irrigation fair , October 9 to 1G. The Grand Army of the Republic reunion committee has secured 225 tents for the old soldler- who attend the reunion and fair. Beslder these the fair management has ordered 200 moro tents to rent , so that everybod > who comes to the fair will have a place to stop. \\lK \ HiiKliioHi oil tile Overlaiul. NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Spe cial. ) The railroad business at this point Is the largest this fall than It has been for several years. Thursday nineteen freight trains were handled on the third district with n mileage of 2,357 miles. The officials at the superintendent's olllco say that tlilc was the biggest day within the recollection of the present force and some of them can remember back fourteen years. The trains hauled now are nearly twice as largo as In former years. Hume from Camp Tlmiinix. STROMSBL'HG , Neb. , 'Sept. 21. ( Special. ) Saturday night's train brought company I , Second regulars of the Nebraska National Guards homo from Camp Thomas. The boys were all feeling In good spirits and expressed themselves as highly gratified with the beneficial results flowing from tin encampment. Both officers and privates affirm that the association with regular troops was a great help to them anil they hope the feature- will bo continued next year. .Inline ( ireene Jn III. SIDNEY , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Special Tele gram. ) Judge William L , Greene , candidate for congress , has been compelled to cancel Ills dates at Klmball , Harrlsburg and Ger- ng , owing to art attack of tonsllltis , causing severe hoarseness and his voice can barely be heard above a whisper. Ho departed for Kearney this evening. HANDS The young man who always judges n shoo by Its prlco him to bo convinced hard when KOIUO one offers him a nlioo for less money If you'll just take the trouble to look at It compare it with any other $ . " > ,00 shot1 we know you'll pronounce ours at $ li.OO UH guod an you've seen extreme needle toe or uew Columbia , Drexel Shoe Co. Fnrtinm COST OK TIIH IiATll * IJM'MPMK.T. . Auditor Mnitrc Itntiulnnr Out WnrrntitN to 5 ctlH- ill I In. LINCOLN. Sept. 2i.w < 9peclal. ) Warrants were drawn today by-the state Auditor lor tlio pay of the guards UndiJor camp expenses of the late ciicampnjettlof | the Nebraska National Guard. Thcca , , yjcro two vouchcts drawn of J2.290.C5 and $2,344.15 respectively , making a total of $4 , ( > 34.40. Thla does not Include transportation lillls , which will como In later , nor dds' ' It Include one-half of tlio pay of the guardsn which will hnvo to be made up by n IcftUIojtlvo appropriation this winter. The bonds of John TUlton of Bee and H. J. Oswald of Soward.'who were appointed llvo stock agents Ujr Governor llolcomb last Saturday night , were ( lied today in the Kovernor's office and their commissions Is sued. The law provides for four state agents , of whom throe. Including State Vet erinarian Anderson , hnvo been appointed. There Is some danger of splenic ( or Texas ) fever In Sioux county , up near the Wyoming line , but the suspects , about forty head , arc now nafely quarantined and It Is ex pected they will not contrlbuto to any ma terial danger throughout the state. These cattle caino up from Kansas City and wcro shipped through Omaha to Sioux county. The 1'urlty Drug company of Elm Creek. Neb. , filed articles of Incorporation today with the secretary of state. The capital stock Is $2,000 and the incorporators arc N. O. Forrlstall , J. M. Forrlstall , E. K. Lloyd and L. M. Welsh. Harry Gllllck and Sam 1'olslcy were nr- restcd last night and were confined In the women's cell of the station. This morning ns Mayor Uralmm wns ascending the stairs to his olllco ho observed that one of the steps was loose and called the attention of Chief of Police Mellclc to this fact. In vestigation showed that the step hnd been nearly pried loose and had the discovery not been niado the two would probably have escaped. Elizabeth Murphy of 1111 South Twcnty- , seventh street , Omaha'n short tlmo ngo | wrote to Adjutant General Harry Inquiring for the present whereabouts of her brother , J. W. Johnson , who , she stated , had en listed In the Second Nebraska cavalry during the war In company A. She had seen the name J , W. Johnson In The Dee and thought that perhaps ho might bo her long lost brother. Her letter was forwarded to J. W. Johnson at Plattsmouth. who wrote to General Barry that ho had been a soldier In company A , First Nebraska cavalry , but was not related to Kllzabcth Murphy. A reference to the records In the adjutant general's olllco shows that J. W. Johnson enlisted In company A , Second Nebraska cavalry , December 8 , 1SC3 , and was mus tered Into service January 14 , 18G4. The date of his muster out Is not given , nor no date of discharge , nor any reason as signed for his name having been dropped from the rolls. The identity of this J. W. Johnson appears to bo completely lost. Omaha people In Lincoln : At the Lin- doll II. 11. Coryell. H. C. Bromc , J. A. ipeneter , J. S. Miller. C. H. Ilounier. At the Capital W. 1) . Howard. At the Lin coln F. A. Volkhardt , William Ilnydcn , Mrs. C. 1J. Coon. Irrigation Contests. OQALALLA , Neb. , Sipt. , 21. ( Special- Secretary Alters of the State Hoard of Irriga tion has sent out notice that on Thursday , the Sth day ot October1$3G , the secretary of the State Board of Irrigation will sit In the couithousc. In Ogalalla , ' Keith county , foi the purpose of hcarlrjg Uic following contests " tests : T A. Patrick "agalhst V. M. Smith N. A. Grcrn against F. H. harbor and W. F. Marsh ; G. T. Scott. E. G.'Wjlliams and Harry Robblns against Barbjr'et al ; Barber s Marsh against Thomas P. Curran ; Barber & Marsh against Gary T : Scott and C. C. WIN Hams ; Barber & MaiQuj" a'galnst Nelson A Green ; Barber & Marsh against N. A. Green ( claim affldavlt No. 34) ; _ D. P. Holloway against The Ogalalla Lafid' and Cattle com pany ; Winter & Flntllay against Ogalalla Land and Cattle company. On Saturday , the lOtji day of October , 1S9C , the secretary will sit m the office of the county clerk of Druel county , in Chappcll , for the purpose of hear'Jjig Hie following con tests : Equitable Farm rind'Stock Implement company against D. O.-Hooper ; John A. Wll- cox against Wllllani T.i Bower ; Equitable Farm and Stock Implement company against J. H. Winterer. KnM TVrm ot Court Convenes. FREMONT , Sept. 21. ( Special. ) District court convened for the regular fall term this morning , Judge Marshall presiding. The docket contains 201 cases , sixty-eight of which are cases brought against the Eikhorn road for damages caused by the fire at Dodge on September 17 , 1895 , and many others are cases that have been on the calendar for years. After disposing of a few motions court dismissed the jury until November 17. Litigation In this county has fallen oft considerably In the past three years. It is reported that a third case against the Elkhorn - horn company will be tried In November , and that Judge Sullivan of Columbus will pre side. The two already tried resulted In verdicts for the company. Ifolilrt'Ki * MliilHier ! , < < I IIIVN. NORTH PLATTE , Neb. . Sept. 21. ( Spe cial. ) Rev. Mr. Hayward of Holdrego de livered a lecture hero last night In the Meth odist church on the "Chattanooga Ep- worth League Convention ami the Sur rounding Battlefields. " The lecture was very fine. The first part of the lecture was devoted to a description of the his toric battlefields , during which he took oc casion to severely condemn the government pension policy. A great many old soldiers were out and wcio heard to say amen. Colonel Cnily'N Imtent Venture. NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Spe cial. ) It Is reported that Colonel Cody in tends to use his largo iniich at this plact In thu future as a cattle feeding plant. Thousands of tons of alfalfa are raised annual/ ! this ranch ; and with the im mense crop of coin raised ow the Irrigated lands In close proximity It is believed that such a venture would prova very profitable to this community in creating a good homo market for corn. nriuiiatle Company Strumlx. PIERCE , Neb , , Sept , 21. ( Special. ) The Leora Lane Dramatic company stranded hero Saturday night. Mr. Wallaeo of Lau rel , Neb , , came to the rescue and took thu show off the hands of Klseley & Hurhlck ot Norfolk and will start out on tbo road again next week. Alfred Marlatt Hyln/r. GRAKTON , Neb , , ? opt , 21. ( Special. ) Alfred Marlatt , 84 years old , was stricken yesterday with paralysis , and lies dying. Numerous relatives are In attendance ) at his bedside , ' ' " \Vo are atill gelling Weber & Son'ti stock of flue musical Instruments we're Belling Weber's $15 comets for ? 0-25 slide trombones for $12 § 120 baritones for ? 8-t5 ; vlollncollos for $18-iiT Meyer's flutes for $ J0-$10 guitars for $8 sheet music for 1C iic-r-Bc a copy and all he had at less tlnin half his prices. A. Hospe , Jr , Music ami Art. 1513 Douglas Tici-Msin riivfliriAjr i HU Wife Prefer * Clint-gcN of Cruelty Hint INcKlcot. TnCUMSKH , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Special Telc- Krani. ) Louis Ilolltuis of Klk Creek caused his son-in-law , C. K. Holi , to be brought be fore Judge H. W. llramlon in county court today on a peace warrant. Dr. lion and the complainant's daughter have been mar ried eighteen months , but stilt Mrs. loh , who was the principal witness against her husband , swore that he was decidedly nbuslvo to her and has molested her on dif ferent occasions. Krom the evidence the doctor has been carrying on n correspond ence with n giddy young married woman of St. Louis , and Mrs. lloh recently came Intt ) toscslon of sane of the letters. These she produced In court and the two that were read were quite racy. Mrs. Hoh swore that her husband recently attempted to get her to take poison. She paid that she nas afraid of him ; was fearful lest he would do her bodily harm. Mr. HolthUs nslfcd the court to put Hoh under bonds to keep the peace. lloh pleaded not guilty , and Judge llran- don could not find enough evidence from the testimony to warrant his placing Hoh under bond , mid ho wns therefore released. Mrs. Hoh says she will Immediately com mence suit for divorce. Will Hi. Ill I'nliia ' ScrIIM'S. . HASTINGS. Sept. 21. ( Special. ) A large union meeting will be held at the Presbyte rian church Tuesday evening in the Interests of the American Sunday School union , par ticipated In by llev. Mr. Crowcll , secretary of missions of that society of Philadelphia , K. 11. Stevenson , assistant superintendent ot the northwestern district , and several of the missionaries , who are In the city attend ing a missionary conference. llralrlcr Srliool 'IVaolit-r I'romoleil. DEATH1CE , Sept. 21. ( Special. ) TllP school board has filled the vacancy In the superlntendency of the Heatrlco public schools by the unanimous election of O. H. Hralmrd to the position. The newly elected superintendent has for several years very satisfactorily filled the position of principal of the High scheol. ( 'oily Cuiirilx Arrive llinnc. NOHTH i'LATTE , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Spe cial. ) Company 12 of the Second regiment of the Nebraska National Guaids , otherwise known as the Cody Guards , arrived home from their annual encampment at Lin coln yesterday afternoon. They report a very pleasant time in splto of the wet weather. _ SlroiiiHlmrji' SflioolH Open. STKOMSHUHR. Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Special. ) Thn public schools have begun their year's work at this place last week under the direction ot Prof. K. Chlpplnger. The at tendance Is about 300. Numerous pupils from the country have moved Into town in order to enjoy the advantages of the High school. _ \i > r < li I , imp Si-liools CriMViloil. NOHTH LOU1' , Neb. , Sept. 21. ( Special. ) The Hoard of Education , after having Inves tigated the plethoric condition of the city schools , in certain departments , decided to incicaso the force of Instructors , and a new department was opened today under the tutelage of Prof. Horace Davis. COltDOX TIU > S THIS TAIII.KS O.COX. . I-'llfi ClinrueMllli Police ComtiilN- Hlon AnaliiNt Thief of OeleellvcH. Police Judge Gordon was before the Fire and Police commission last night , not for the purpose of answering to a charge of misfeasance or malfeasance In office , but to complain against Chief ot Detectives Cox. In the petition that Judge Gordon filed he charged Cox with conduct unbecoming an ollicer of the police department. He allowed that Cox had Induced and Inspired the pub lication In the daily papers of the city cer tain articles to the effect that he , Gordon , In administrating justice had been lax , and that Cox Jiad made false and malicious state ments concerulcs ys , Gordon's , conduct In office. Cox was given aotice of the filing of the charges and the hearing was set for October 1 , at 7:30 : o'clock p. m. The following leaves of absences were granted : Matron Cummlngs , live days ; Ofll- curs Donahue and Hector , ten days each , and Officer King , eight days ; Firemen Watts , O'Neill , Sherman and Lank , ten days each A committee ot citizens from the north side appeared before the board and protested against Sunday ball playing at University park. After hearing testimony , the members ot the board instructed the chief ot police to In the future suppress all Sunday ball playing at the park. PI3IISO.\ PARAGRAPHS. Judge Samuel M. Chapman of Plaits- mouth was In the city yesterday. ChumbiTS Millar of Hot Springs , S. D. , was an Omaha visitor yesterday. T. L. . Ackerman , sheriff of Stanton county , was an Omaha visitor yesterday. M. Kcllher , a prominent cattle dealer from Rapid City , was in the city yesterday. R. D. Wlmlham of Plattsmouth was in the city yesterday looking after business Interests. J. H. Hershey , a large cattle raiser of Hershey , was In the city yesterday , accom panied by his wife. II. A. llabcock , C. C. Page , Tom M. Cooke and J. S. White were Lincoln representa tives In the city yesterday. Krcd Dcnchoy , night clerk at the Millard , returned yesterday from his vacation , spent In his old home at Chicago. Edgar Howard came up from Papllllon yesterday to talk free silver politics and renew acquaintances with his friends. Nebrnbkans at the hotels : J , H , Stetson , Silver Creek ; J. L. Mcintosh , Sidney ; W. H. Potprson , Fremont ; H. J. Cell , Norfolk. Charles E. Williamson , eecretary of the Nebraska club. Is making a trip in the state this week , pushing the work of the club , Wllllani E , Duller , who has been assistant In the Weather bureau here , left yesterday afternoon for Salt Lake , having exchanged places with W. D. Maxwell of that city. Miss draco M. Parker , stenographer In the oHlco of the country attorney , returned Sun day from a extended visit in Milwaukee. She reports having had a most cnjoyublu time , Bishop Newman arrived in the city Sun day evening and left at 10 a. m. Monday for Ills next conference In Iowa. The bishop will bo In Omaha again In November on hUi way to his now homo In California , and will deliver his famous lecture on General 3rant , for the benefit of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church , LANe No man has the right to take life In his own hands unless he's been educated to his calling and then no man has a right to expect to retire upon the pvollts of ii few prescriptions our druggists nro all graduated pharmacists our drugs uro strictly pure and our prices are the lowest In Omaha. Kuhn's Drug Store , 15th & Douglas tJ 21CKCIS e 9 We might say a good deal about our young Indictf and children's jackets and still not do them justice. We've surely the best assortment and no prices arc quoted lower let that sulfice Our specialties are mixed novelty gooJs trimmed with braid and buttons , latest style sailor collar , and new sleeves at $2,25 and navy blue , beaver box coats , with storm collars at H10 and bouclc jackets in red and black , or green and black , mixed , trimmed with stitching and pearl buttons at $5.25. Ladies' ' Figured Blnok Skirts , $1.98. - Ladies' all wool navy blno or bltick Skirts , $2.75 THE 1511 NEW STORE DOUGLAS ST. CONDITIONS TOO ONEROUS Now Gas Company Objects to Seine Fea tures of tlio Franchise Ordinance. CONFERS WITH THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE HertM Hint Umler ltn TerniM lir Old Coiiiiiiniy Could I--rpi' c Tlu-ni Out Unuiicil Maintain" tinCoii - < lltloiin AreXeeonnnry. . The session of the committee on gas and electric lights on tlio new gas ordinance yesterday afternoon was largely a legal controversy in which the city attorney locked horns with Attorneys C. J. Greene and n. S. Hall , who represented the new gas company. The various sections of the ordinance were discussed at length with the result that there is likely to bo two reports from the committee. There were three general objections inailo by the attorneys for the gas company. They related to the sections of the ordinance by which the new company Is compelled to reduce the price of their product to any rate that may be inado by the old company , regardless of the five year contracts , to parallel all the mains of the old company and not to bond their plant for an amount exceeding two-thirds of the capital actually Invested. The matter of price was the one which caused the most serious objection. City At torney Connell explained that this pro. vision was necessary to equalize the prlco of gas In various parts ot the city. Oh streets on which both companies had mains Jho old company might cut the price to 50 cents. The new company would ho com pelled to meet it and then tlio people wht , lived on streets where the old company had no main would have to continue to pay $1 , while- those on another street were only paying half that figure. The attorneys for the promoters asserteii that the provision In question was in every way unjubt to their clients. It practically gave the old company the power to set the price- all over the city and no new concern could afford to compete against them. The old company was not a local concern , It was a trust , they said , with plants In n dozen big cities. Under the proposed ordi nance the moment the new company began to sell gas for $1 they could cut the price to less than cost and freeze them out of business. They could do this because their profits were not reckoned on Omaha alone but on all the cities In which they did busi ness. They could lose money In Omaha un til competition was killed off and make li up In the other cities. Mr. Greene contended that the people who had signed contracts with the new company for flve years at $1 wcro willing to agree to pay that amount for that period In order that competition might bo obtained and they not bo obliged to continue to pay the pres ent higher rate. At the end of five years the now company would bo firmly estab lished and could not be frozen out. It wa > a question , ho said , whether the council wat , golni ; to admit competition and allow the people of Omaha to have cheaper gas or whether they would effectually shut out competition by offering n franchise that no company could possibly do business under. Councilman Hcnawa expressed hlmsol * vigorously along the line of the conten tion of the promoters. Ho declared that for ono member of the commltteo he should In sist that the objectionable dnuso should be modified and If necessary would make a minority report to that effect. It Is not likely that tlio report of the commltteo will he ready for submission to the council tonight. ItofU'hml Drutv ' ! ' . ii Prl/.cN. When the police Judge awarded prizes yesterday for the guilty , Joe Itockbud wns more than fortunate. Ho drew two In one afternoon. Hockbud Is the man who got mixed mi In a Twentieth and Cumlni ; street nnte-eU'otlon row and fought 1111 ofli- cer. Ills reward for disturbing the pence WMH a flO line , and for resisting a jiollcu- miin , thirty ilayn. Iti'ixlilcncc Itfiinlrril for Voter * . KAVKNNA , Neb. , Sept. 21 , 1S36. To the Kill tor of The ISee : I'lenso inform us how IOIIK n. man must be In a county beforu hu IIHH n right t vote. C. B. Six montlm in the Htitto and ninety daya In thu county. Many a day's work is IOH by Kick heart ache , caused by Indigestion and stomach troubles. Dewltt's Little Early Risers ar& the moit effectual pill for overcoming such difficulties. Haliluft'H ClioL'ulutu Ftvw'li SOc npouuil HO Illlli ! for a fine confec tion Haliluflf pnj'H i > rninjt ) ntti-iillon to mall orders ant ] | f you enclose your card anil Hit * 111111111 and address of the patty to vvliojn you wish Ihu candy tiont lie will fjuarmiU'o ufu delivery all yon Jiuvo to do Is to pay the bill. Balduff , Caterer , 1520 Fartiam \oitTiisinnits 001,1iri' : IMIO.VIKH. tin licit KITort to Secure Hie Kxposl. ( Ion fur .tllller Park. The Noith Sldo Transmlsslsslppl club was fully formed ns a factor to work for the selection of Miller park as tlio exposition slto at a meeting of north slders nt Twcnty- fouith and Cumlng streets last night. At a previous meeting- the club liad been partially organized by the election of 8. D. Lake as president and J. H. liussle as secre tary. The organization was last night com pleted by the adoption of a constitution and by electing the remaining two ofllcers , J. H. Smith ns vlco president , and 12. Jop- sen as treasurer. About fifty stockholders In the exposition company signed the roll. J. II. Smith , Charles rotcrson , Franlc Johnson , J. II. Husslo nud A. L. Patrick were appointed a committee of five to secure the proxies of residents of the city favorable to the Miller park slto , to bo used In the election of the board ot directors. Tills conimltteo will work In conjunction with the similar commltteo of seven that was ap pointed by the North Sldo Improvement club to do a like work. The committee was In vited to use the headquarters In the llco bulldlm ? which the North Sldo Improvement club committee has opened. H. AV. Illchardson. president of the North Sldo Improvement club , stated that his club had secured leases for C > 00 acres of ground about Miller park and was doing everything it could to advance the Interests of that site. Ho Invited the new club to join with his In the work that both desired to do. W. A. Saundcrs was also present and re lated some of the work that had already boon accomplished. Ho advised that great rare should bo taken that competent direc tors should bo elected in addition to being In favor of the Miller park site. An Invitation was accepted to mcot with the North Sldo Improvement club on next Saturday night. Adjournment was taken until next Friday night In the same hall. AVOUIC OF I'OMTlU.lh CAMI'AIO.V. IMuiift lie I IIP : l.niil for a Croat Street OeitioiiMt m t loll. Chairman John Lewis of the republican county central commltteo began active work yesterday moining to complete the organiza tion In the various wards for the local cam paign. The arrangements had been com pleted as far as practicable before the con vention , and now the committees will go to work. The arrangements for the big street demonstration of September 29 ore progressIng - Ing satisfactorily , and the Indications uro that it will bo one of the biggest ever or ganized In Douglas county. The number of torches In line will depend somewhat on the arrangements that can bo made with the railroads to bring In the marching club * from other cities In this part of the state. These have not been completed yet , but sufficient assurance has been received from the local clubs to Insure a largo parade , even If the out of town organizations can not appear. The whole system is drained and under mined by indolent ulcers and open sores. Dewltt's Witch Hazel Salve speedily heals them. It is tin best pile cure known. l.OC.M , HIIKVITIKS. Guy Collier and several others are jailed on suspicion ot being Implicated In the Washington hail robbery. Cltiv Treasurer Hdwards lias cancelled $12,560.50 In coupons , representing Interest on municipal bonds which matured this month. Major AVIlcox has presented the Commer cial club with a line golden eagle , artlstl- eally mounted. It will bo placed 1n the club rooms. I'coplo who had good eyes and who wers observing saw the first snow of tlio season yesterday afternoon , The flakes were few and far between. Dean I'eck of Denver , now field secretary of the Christian Alliance ot Now York , will hold meetings for uovcral days at the Pee ple's church , beginning Thursday evening next. Commissioner Utt of the Commercial club and several members of the Hoard of Gov ernors of the Knights of Ak-Sar-iicn will attend the "Corn Carnival" at Atchlson on the 21th. W. J. Usher is under arrest , the chnrgo being that of passing counterfeit money on n woman of the town. When the woman went to pass the dollar nt a drug store she says she found the coin was bad. Chief Clerk J. W. Kcad of the city treas urer's office belloves that McKlnley will bo elected. So firm Is hlu conviction thai ho Is willing to bet ICO acres of land in Weld county , Colorado , against $100 in silver that the Ohloaii will bo tbp next president. We move all tln > tlmo our "IMg Yana" are water-proof and tliuro's not the Kllj'hU'Ht daiiKtit' of your Koods KOttln n wetting wo tnko the whnlo hoiinoful at one load and Unit's consldcrablo comfort--and It nave * u wliolu lot on thu cost of moving our tulcjihono ] & 5U will hrliiK UM to you In quick tlmo. Omaha Van anUStorngo Co in p. . n y , Our telephone , 1509- 1415 Famum Ju Wubash ODlcu.