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JSST.AlJLTSiri3D JUN.13 10 , 187:1. : OMAHA , SArrUlUAY IMOKXIXG , AUGUST 28 , 18)7-TWELVE ! ) PAGES. SLNCJI/I3 COPY KIVI3 CUNTS , WATER FOR THE EXPOSITION Line of Mains and Branches Will Bo Laid On the Grounds. PURCHASE OF THE MATERIAL IS ORDERED IIliU for lIlKKlnu : l > lt < ; lic nml UKVndr i'llu-N Will He Ilv oelveil Until ( In * I-'lrnt of Hepleinln-r. The plan for n water )8tcm for the ex position gioumlrt wafl approved by the execu tive commltteo of the Trnnsmlsslsslppl Ex position nt Itn regular meeting yesterday afternoon. These plans had previously been examined and approved by the city engi neer nml the chief of the fire department. They provide for lines of mains extending tlm c-ntlrc length ot the main court on the north and south sldcH at the roar of the main buildings , with branches extending entirely around each of the main buildings ; nlko a 1 iii-go main extending the full length of the Plalsnnco on the bluff trnct with numerous branches , nnd a main for the old fair grounds tract with a connecting main running through the "neck" between the main court nml the north tract , Ilio Department ot Hulldlngs and Grounds . -was authorized to cloac a contract with Ijcmils Long & Co. ot Louisville , Ky. , for the pipe and fittings necessary to lay this ) Btem for $ SGG8. The plan also contem plated the placing ot n number of fire Iiydrunts and thu department was author ized to enter Into n contract for these at a Jirlcii not exceeding $2C2G. President U'nttle-M , who Is In charge of tint D tmrtment , of Hulldlngs ami Grounds In tin absence of Manager Klrkcndall , inked for mlthorlty to advertise- for bld for dig- Bins the ditches ami laying the water pipes. Ho wis Informed that the department al- icady had authority to ask for bids for the \\ork and he gave notice that ho would ask for bids for this work , to be opened at 5 p. in. September 1. EMPLOYES CANNOT HID. The bids for the construction of the sewer r i UK- bluff nnd the north tracts , which were uperit'.l a few days ago , were laid before the e-ommltteo for action. The lowe-ut bidder was found to be John F. Daley , whoso bid wn ? SOtt.37. Objection wes raised by mem- 'icrs of the executive committee against nwurd ng the contract to Daley for the KtiBon thnt he Is In the employ of the De partment of Huildlngsj and Grounds as nn l'i ; ector nt $ G per day , and It was urged tb'it employes of the exposition must not liy allowed to compete for contracts without flrst severing their connection with the ex position. This view met with the unanimous approval of the committee nrtd It was de cided to avnrd the contract for the sewer to the next lowest bidder , II. C. Sharp , whoso bid was only $1.4C higher thnn Daley's , be- Inu $810 83. A contract for this work was ordered drawn with Sharp. The bids- - for the construction of the Ma chinery and Electricity building were next laid before the committee for action. The attention ot the committee was called to tbo fact , which was published at the time tlm bids wcro opened , that the bid of G. II. King of Council Uluffs. $32,4Gfl , was Irregular In thnt 11 was not made In accordance with the plain Instructions to bidders. The bid fitated that the price named Included the In terior plaster work , but did not Include the piling. The Instructions to bidders required that they must Include the plastering with the staff work , and that the piling must be Included In the carpenter work with the deduction which would be made by the con tractor In C&KC the exposition decided to do the piling. The form of King's bid made It Impossible for any comparison to he made with any of the other bids , nnd It was de cided by the committee that Iho bid must lie rejected and this was done. The next lowest bid on the carpentry was that of Hamilton Ilros. of Omaha. $32,791 This Included the piling , for which the bid allowed a reduction of $ lr > 00 In case the ex position did the piling. , Acting Manager Wattles announced that an agreement hni1 been made with Hamilton -Uros. by which the-y had agreed to do the piling and make n reduction In their original bid of $300. thus making the carpenter work cost $32.491. The contract for the staff work was ordered le to Smith & Eastman , the lowest blddcra , al their bid of $10,757 , making the total ccat ol the building , $13,218. The bond of Goldlj & 'Sons ' of Chicago , car penter contractors for the Mines building , was presented , with John M. Smyth , a Chicago cage millionaire , as surety. The bond was approved. - UA'II-AVAY QUESTION AGAIN. A faint echo of the railway question was heard In the shape of letters from Genera" Manager Dickinson of the Union Pacific am' ' Assistant General Freight Agent Merchant ol the Elkhorn road. Mr. Dickinson said ho Im < been unable to bo down to attend any meet ings nf the committee , but had looked over Iho Missouri Pacllic contract and thought the. charge per car was somewhat higher than la ordlnai.lly charged In this section , but dlir not regard It as excessive In consideration ol the outlay required. Mr. Merchant explalnci that General Manager Hldwcll Is out of the clly and suggested that If the exposition would secure a crossing over the Mtesour I'nclflo tracks the Elkhorn might enter the grounds on terms that would be favorable to the exposition. No action was taken on the matter. The committee has not yet bech nble to gen n -ji-etlDiT with the railway managers , ns there has been no time since the commltte ' swa& Instrucli'd to confer with them that al \ . . ' th.i'c of the managers have been In the city at the rt'jmi ) time. Mr/ingcr Hosewater of the Department o rubllcl'y and Pro-.notlon announced that th plan for holding nn Interstate reunion of the iccmbcra of the Grand Army of the Republic during the exposition had made favorabli progrovi al the national encampment a Buffalo. He stated that the movement hai received the sanction of Commandcr-ln-Chl' . ' Olarkaon and that a ptoclamatlan had bee Issued by the Department of Nebraska a the en-ampmcnt Inviting the members o the organization In Nebraska , Iowa , Kansas the two Dakotas and -Minnesota , to come t Ncbraika In September , 1S98 , and hold , Intc-mtatc encampment. AIU I.IKT IX THIS AHTI'ISIAX WKIiI s I.u rue I > Inereiixeil I-'linv of Wnler 1 Anllelpuleil. The air lift for the artesian well on the exposition ground. ' ) has arrived nnd U boln put In place. With the uld of this mucliln If. Is expected that the flow of water fron the well will bo greatly augmented. Just how much the flow will be Incre-asci 110 one ueenis to know. At present the watr Is flowing Into the sewer. The water How- out ot a two-Inch pipe In a good stream clear us crystal and pleasant to the taste. I IB In ( 'reat demand among the residents o the northern part of the city , many of then carrying It away In Jugs , while the tin cu attached to the * well tube la in ccriMant de uiand , Thu water rises slightly above Ih Hiirface cf the ground , which Is about twelv feet above the bottom of the lagoon , Site for \Vooilmiin Iliillillnu- , Annuitant Secretary Hearing ot the N'e bravka Exposition commission Ltewrltten t President Wattles on behalf ofjlL' MoJer. Woodmen of America to tuggcet U t the sit for the building to be erected on l ftrxposl tlon grounds by that order should nPagrce upon teen before the good ltr are all taker : for other purposes. This matter will be lal before tbo executive committee ot the ex position at an early day. There are terera fraternal societies which Intend to erec buildings for the accommodation ot visitor to the exposition and the locating ot tbes fculldluga will probably t > fixed In the ne future In order that the work of construction may be commenced IJ.XPI.AI.VS THU seep : vnmrosn. . Mr . Kror TnlUa of Kdncnllnnnl llc- linrlment of the Kxiionlllon. Mm. Jennie Keysor of the city schools yesterday * poke In the Interests of the educational department ot the Transralssls- slnpl Exposition before the Douglas County Teachers' Institute. She dwelt at consider able length upon the purpose of the depart ment nnd explained what had already been donn and what In being done. Her purpose was to nrou o Interest In the scheme. The teachers In attendance wcro further Instructed yesterday In Iho topics that have occupied the attention of the Institute since it began. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock State Superintendent Jackson delivered a lecture on "The Common Schools. " The Institute closca at noon today. STATH I'liATKOII.M.S HCAIIV MAI1I3. AnirrliMin Party I'oriiinlntrN UN Creeil for Viirliiii * Stall * OrunnlrnlloiiN. ST. LOUIS , Aug. 27. The new American arty , organized In this city yesterday , In Idltlnu In the national platform ndoptcd , ccommcmlcd the following statement of rlnclploH ns a platform for the several atra : 1. All public utilities Inheriting to the state mil bo placed under such supervision nnd 'glslntlvu ' control -IH will best Insure equal cnelltM In nil the people. 2. Thu oxlftrnce or employment of private rmed bodies .mmil be prohllilte-d. .1. Tlio Initiative nnd referendum to be uneil i the formation ot all lnw nml ordinances ffectlnj ? the rights of the people. We np- rovu of direct leglKutlon by the people. 4. The best ballot system to lie nilopled for II election ; * , In order thnt i-urruptlon of the leetlve frnneblse be entirely avoided. There houlil 5 > e but one election held In any ono ear for nny nntlouul , state , town or munlcl. al olllcers. fi. We 1'nvor such changes In the rcKlstrn- lon nml election laws ns will secure to every iwful voter the right to cast n ballot rit very election nml to have the same cor- ectly returned. The registration of voters * hould be completed on the mine day by n yalcm of school district and neighborhood leetlngs ) , convened by due public notice nt uch un hour nx will not conllict with gcn- ral business pursuits , not ' .ess than ninety nys previous to the day of election. The omlimtlon of candidates for nil ofllclnl port ions' shall be made nt n primary election nnd not by caucuses ) to be liekl on n ilny ixed by law , not more than sixty or IciH han thirty ( lavs before the date of general lections. A'l legislative olllcers to be so rouppd ns to Insure minority rcpresenla- lon. C. We fnvor equal suffrage for- both sexes , mtcd upon nn educational qun'.lflc.ttlon. 7. Neither the Btnte , county or munlc.pallty ' contribute to the rupparl of nny Instl- utton under denominational , sectarian or irlvato control. 8. Wo Insist upon the taxation of all prop- rty , real or personal , not owned by the lUblle. 9. We consider the non-sectarian free pub ic nchool us the only place where American hlldren can obtain a practical education ; tnd we protest against the employment of my person or | H > rHOns not In sympathy with itir American Institutions' of government as > illlcera or ten.ch.erp ttie-reln. 10. All corporations sluuU be abolished. 11. We demand that all hoKpltn's , asylums , ofortmitorlcs ami other Institutions , occu- iled by persons of either sex , voluntarily or nvoluntnrlly , whether public or private , or eml-prlvate , be al all times subject to pub ic Inspection. 12. Labor must be recognized np the direct source of wealth. Its right must bo main- allied equally with thope of capita ! . All ndustrlnl pursuits should be fostered nml en couraged In every possible way , ami the bet- er to prevent strikes and lockouts , co-op eration between employes nnd employed should be the rule to be encouraged nnd adopted. All wage-earners should be pro- ected against the competition of alien la- jorcrH. skilled or unskilled , nnd the Importa- lon of contract labor Into the state should > e prohibited l > y law. 13. Trusts nnd combines should be pro- ilblted by Immediate and appropriate legls- atlon. 14. Municipal government should be taken out of the province of small politics , and conducted on strictly business principles- only. Public utilities nnd necessities existing within the province of city government , such as gas , electric lights , water , street ami elevated railroads and bridges , ferric ? , etc. , should be eta net ! nml operated by the city subject only to the ncnernl taws of the state. 15. The burden of taxation caued by In- .empernnce nnd crime , should be regulated Tnd lessened ns much as- possible by wise nnd equitable legislationWe favor local option throughout the. state , and we call upon the government to restrict the Impor tation of Kplrltuous or matt liquors , by way of original packages In the guise of inUr- stnto commerce , into any state which deems it wise nnd proper to exercise its police : > ow rs In the control of , or the prohibition of the liquor trnlllc , this being one of the rights reserved to the states by the federal constitution. Ifi. Convict labor should never be brought In competition with free labor. Convict eon. tract labor should be absolutely prohibited. WAS I.VSI-MITICI ) IX COXI-'UHKXCn. Seiintor Clmmller KvplnlnH DlNel-lml- mitlnu Tnrlir Duty. HOSTON , Aug. 27. In a letter to the Herald , published this morning , Senator Wil liam B. Chandler explains the construction of the clause of the new tariff law Impcnlng a 10 per cent extra dury on all foreign oroducts coming through Canada into the United Stated. Senator Chandler holds that the legislation wcs pasted by writing It as new matter In a conference report , where It was adopted by both house's of congress without being noticed by more than those persons engaged In the scheme. The senate1 points out that the conference committee went beyond Its powers when It inserted this amendment Into a claueo ot a law , aboul only flvo woiils of which the tenato am' house had dtsAgteed. Tha ivordlng so mud affects Now England trade , Senator Chand ler says , that each ono of Its- senators am representatives may be fairly called upon testate state what. If anything , he knew about It am ) why ho did not try to defeat It. Contlnu Ing , Senator Chandler nays : "For myself , : regret to tay that I did not notice what the conferees had done. Senator Cannon In open senate asked whether they Intended to do anything but Fettle differences between the two houses ; whether. , they Intended to pu i\av now matter Into the bill , and Senat'o Allleon replied emphatically that of couret- they did not. The provisions wcro Uiferte and as no attention was called to it In th report It wan passed without being noticed H.ivlng had experience with conference re ports , which should have warned me to rcac every word of thU report , I have no excuse to offer for not doing HO. I hope to be for slven by my constituents , but I shall nevei forgive myrelf. " MAKK A SIAVIO OUT OF TIIKIIt WAIII ! Illtlti < ilrl Siilrltfil Aivn > - llefore , Of- lleerN Come. MADKHA , Cal. , Aug. 27. About four years ago there came to thla country from Hock Ko.ry , England , a Mr. and Mrs. Edward A Tubbs. With them came a little girl , daughter of ono of their EjglUh neighbors , J named Emma Davis , The Tubbs purchased one of the finest vineyards In the county. Slnco the Tubbs took possestlon of thla prop i erty little Emma DavLi has been practically enilavcd. She hao scarcely been allowed to eo off the premises and has been compelled to work In Iho vineyard by the side of men hired off the public highways and has re ceived no education , Tlic Dntlsli consul haa lute-rested himself In the matter at tbo re- ( | iiivt of Ifii ! marquis of ? alltibury and tha eheriff of Ihe county , being appealed to , went to the Tubbs place for the girl , but found cbt > had be-on spirited away. She U ouppoud to be In Fresno and the sheriff will try to Mud her todav and send her back to England. C'lnxliiur tliu AiiKUN-L'rnvrii Cine. SAN FHANCISCO , Aug ; 27-Attorney Delimits for the defense In the jAntjna- Craven ease , said that theT. defense would close today. The Issues to be submitted lo thu jury were then settled. They are : Who wrote the pencil deeds , whether he ' acknowledged them before Notary J. J. 'Cooney nml whether Mrs. Craven. Martin Kelly , Cooney and others entered Into a conspiracy. The lawyers agreed to limit arguments to tha jury to two elaya for each ' t CE IN THE SAIL SERVICE Slight Concussion is Granted ID Raaponso to Vigorous Protests Made. EASTERN LETTERS COME BY A NEW ROUTE < Joveriiiiien ( Onler * Seine of ( lie KuM- rrn .Mull Seiil Thronuli on the Hock IxlniullKlil Kx- Trnln. The agitation by the merchants , tlio con gressional representatives and the prres of Omnlm against the needless delay of enstcVn mall In Chicago from three to six hours foil the accommodation of the Chicago news papers tins had the effect ot securing thu Is suance of nn order by the Postolllce depart ment at Washington which Insures the de livery of a largo portion of the eastern mall lui this city ono hour and a half earlier than at present on and after Monday next. The change will consist In bringing all eastern mall that cornea through Buffalo , N. Y. , to Omaha via the Chicago. Hock Island & Pacific railroad , Instead of via the Chicago. Hurllngton R. Qulncy railroad. Thlii does not mean that the Hurllngteci's fast nail train leaving Chicago at 3 o'clock In he morning and arriving here at 2i : > 0 o'clock in the afternoon will be abandoned , for It vlll continue to bring In n large share of the nail , ns well as the Chicago papers. The Hock Islncid'n cxprcea arriving here at 1:20 : p. m. will , however , on and after Monday text bring Into Omaha a great deal of the nail from New York nnd Canada. At present a large proportion of the eastern mall nrrlvtn In Chicago by midnight and IH iclil until the departure of the llurllngton's TaH mall train at It o'clock the following nonnlng before being sent westward. Com- iicnclng on Monday next the transfer of all cartern mall that .a ' brought Into Chicago 'torn Buffalo on train No. 23 of the Lake Shorn & Michigan Southern railway will be uado at Unglewood station , seven miles out of the Hock Island's depot In Chicago. The Lake Shore mall train leaves IJufT.ilo at G-tO : a. m. and arrives at ICnglewooil nt 3:39 : p. m. The Hock Island's express for Dniaha and Denver leaves Englewood at 10:18 : p. m. This will r.llow one hour and thirty-nine minutes for the assortment aud transfer of western mall from the Lake Shore to the Hock Island nt Englewooil , lolng away with the custom of hauling west ern mnll from one depot to another In Chicago. As the Hock Island's train arrives In Omaha nt 1:20 : o'clock In the afternoon , de livery of all the eastern mall brought In by that train will be made by the carriers In his city In the early part of the afternoon. As announced by Postmaster Martin yes terday , this may have the effect of saving a whole day to the Omaha merchants on a . onslderablo part of their eastern mall , as they will be crabled to receive and answer their eastern correspondence In the same afternoon. Letters received by this new mall , If answered promptly , may , after Mon day next , be ecnt eastward by the late afternoon train of the same day for Chicago , WII.I , KVlOXTlTAM.V HKACII OMAHA. 1'Iiiiin fit Hie Xetv Itnllronil to the J. V. Parker , general passenger sgent of the Omaha. Kansas City & Eastern railroad , Is In the city looking after the needs of this end of the line. To a Hee reporter yesterday ho said that the present iclieduls of trains between Council Bluffs and Qulncy was largely experimental , nnd jtit't ' as soon as the company learned where the schedule of trains could be Improved , the changes would be made. At present the through train to Qulncy leaves Council Uluffs at 0:30 : o'clock In the morning , ami the Union Pacific bridge train connecting with It leaves here at 5-10 : a. m. General Passenger Agent Parker Is desirous of changing this train to a later schedule , and It Is probable that the departure may be made about an hour later and the running time somewhat shortcn-d. Mr. Parker stated that the problem of securing an entrance Into Omaha had noi vet' been seriously considered. Ho presumed the now road would get into Omaha in time , ut at present it had plenty of care In look ing after other matUrs Incidental to the establishment of new train service. RegardIng - Ing competition with the Omaha-Chicago linos. Mr. Parker stated that night exprcEti trains would be put on within a few monthn. leaving each terminus In the evening and arriving at the other end of the line the 'allowing morning. He thought that "tho Qulncy Houto" would then bo popular among astbouml travelers , and that the nc\v line would enter Into active competition with the Omaha-Chicago lines for eastern business. IOXTHA TUAIXS POU THU STATI3 PAIR IlnrlliiKt" " Will Kim Milli- More Tlian l.iiNt Venr. The Burlington passenger department yes terday announced that It would offer three times as much special train service from Nebraska points to the state fair hero next month as It did last year. The Increase In the number of trains that < vlll be run to the state fair Is because of a belief that there Is more mcoey this year among the farmers ami other state people to - pemland that therefore the state fair this year will bo more largely patronlzei' than heretofore. Special train ? will be run from almost every point on the Hurllngton lines In the state to this clly on Wednesday , September 22 , and Thursday , September 23 A number of the trains will run directly to the state fair grounds , and many of the out going special trains will start from there. SI1XI1AY HXCl'HHIOXS IX'I'O OMAHA Union I'uelfie Will-llrliiK 1'eople fron the Country TniviiN. The Union Pacllic passenger departmcn has announced another Sunday excursloi from Nebraska points Into Omaha at rated. On Sunday. September 5 , an excursion trait from Grand Island , Columbus and points 01 branch lines north of these * points will b run Into thta city , arriving hero at 11 o'clock a. m. Returning , the excursion train wll leave Omaha at 7:30 : o'clock p. m. , giving the c-xcurJlonlstH somewhat more than half a da In this city. The movement for Sunday excursions Inti Oiraha will ha Inaugurated by the Unloi Pacific on next Sunday , when an excursion train from Stromsburg and nearby point will be run. I'n for Toolhuelie Cure , General passenger agents are In the habl of receiving many wonderful , ts well as fearful , forms of requests for free transpor- latlon , but there was probably never a more unique request made than that receive' from a young woman residing in the west ern part of this elate by General Passenger Agent John Francis of the H. & M. yester day. The letter reads as follows : "Will you pleeso do me a favor of sending mo a pass to Button and return. I have such a toothache and I would like to go to the dentlat there , as I know him , for wo I lived ( hero seventeen years , so I am ac- ' qualntcd there and not here. If you could : accommodate mo I would bo very much pleated. I would also like to take my mother with me , because I am a little bash ful to go by myeelf. If It Is not any trouble could you accommodate mo and oblige. " Clinlrtniin Cultluell In Town , D , D. Caldwell , chairman of the West ern Passenger association , arrived In town ycbterday from Chicago. IIo came out to tell Secretary Chambers of the local asso ciation how to conduct that body and to eupply him with fundd for letting tbo ticket market. He madea call at the offices of II the flMtoclntlon linen except ( Tic Mllwau- .ce. Ho nlso called on tH JvttYiengcr depart- ncnt of the Union Psclfleubilt no announce ment that the Union Pacific has decided to ome within the fold hA 4yt been made. .Ir. . Caldwell returned' fo Chicago last ivenlng. < j ' ! ' \ R.V.IOI.VS THU ICAJf.S * ? U.VII.UOADS. rohllilleil from Collet > i IIIK the round Itnlrx on l.l < SInek. lttV BMPOHIA , Kan. . V 7 ( Judge W. A. lamlolph of the Lyon co' inly dlMrlct court hid morning Iwued an Junction , effective Vugust 29 , to enjoin the lanta Fe , Missouri 'aclflc nml the Missouri Karuas & Texas ollroads from violating the recently promul cated order of the Kam a State Hoard of tnllro.nl comniltiloncrs r < latlvc to rates on Ive stock. The rosds rei ently resumed the mmlrcd weight basis of charges In cattle .lilpincnts. contrary to ho board's order , vlilrh demanded that c rlcod charges be n.idc. Attorney General U. C. Hoyle brought action to enjoin the rJnds from violating he order nml elaborate acntttncntR were had , \ttornoy Hoyle lixidlntc for the state nnd \ . A. Hurd for the Santa Fe > . T. N. Sedgwlck or the Mleourl. Kantas & Texan nnd Halley ' . Waggoner for the Missouri IMcltlc. Judge lamlolph temporarily e'iiJi > lni , the railroads 'from further continuing ami further making operative and effective wjlthln the stnte of iCatiMs the tariff or rate's tw the carriage of live stock by the hundred pound weight , with a fixed premium of 'weight ' per car i-ti Hislncjs originating or terminating within the btate of Kansas. The decision Is n victor ; to Kansas shlv | nera. IMUMO KOH PASSH. ' cult Mill * l-'lnnlly S li'i'teil for tlu > Snrpy Mills , Saturday , September 11 , tire the words constituting a' motto that is now prominently emblazoned In every clly ticket ofllco In Omaha. At that time nml place will bo held > the first nnn'unl picnic of the local passenger association of Omaha nnd Council IJlufls. The committee on arrangements yea. lerday nflernoon had a satisfactory Inter view with the proprietor of the wooded In land at Snrpy Mills , and made n contract to turn over to liU care nnd keeping two- sc.oro of uble-bodled ticket tellers nnd travelIng - Ing passenger agents , for the latter are not to bo slighted. Thu Burlington will tnko the [ iarty to the picnic grounds on n special train In the morning whenever the latest riser ap pears nt the stntlon. The return trip will bo Indefinitely late. The tlc'.rct offices will oo closed all day on Scp.tcmbjr 11 , but will bo open again on September 13. ItiiMsliin leliiirlllli Itnllivny. WASHINGTON , Aug. 27. Minister Dcnby of China , in a dispatch to Iho."State depart ment , saj-a that the Russian * Matuhurlan lallway will pstv at some considerable dis tance to the north of Klrln. He saa It Is auo ! rumored that a line nf railroad will be constructed shortly from Newchwang north ward to facilitate the transportation of material. . SI. I'n ii I I'artiliijjM. CHICAGO , Aug. 27. The gross earnings of the Chicago , Milwaukee &iSt. Paul sys- tern for the month ot July were $2.713,393 ; operating expenses , $ l,6G3j555'iiml net earn ings , $ ! ) 19,837. The net earnings are nn In crease of $128,971 over lost year. Kiillivn.v XoloM mill I'eVsonillN. G. W. McGcath of the real department of the Union Pacific returneiljiome last nigh ! from a western buslncna trip. General Manager DlcklnsSfJ'of-'tho Union Pacific , who was poisoned ! by Ivy on his recent western trip. Is rajldly Improving , but ho Is still confined to liU home. He is expected out within n few ; days. J. E. Markcl of the Union Pacific's hotel department has returned from Helena , Mont. , and reports that President S. II , H. Olark Is much improved in health. Presi dent Clark will probably return to his St. Louis home In about thirty days. C I , A I.MS MAIK IIY IIKICDMAN CROWD. Would Shut Out South Oiiinhn to Hnvi it MnJorKy. In spite of the tiememlous'rebuke ' which was administered to the local democratic machine at the prlmarlw Thursday , the. Hcrdmati * gang has not entirely abandonee hope. Ilerdman claims a number of the delegates on the anti-machine delegations which were elected , and , with these he as serts that he will be able to secure a ma jority In the convention. Promlacu of Jobs on the police force- and | u the ( Ire depart ment were freely circulated among the op- po Itlcn dclcgatea yco.crday , u.u 03 far there has been nothing to Indicate that the.- bait hus been swallowed. Even atNumlng that Hordinan'c assertions are correct , he would have to control a de cided majority of the country precincts In order to have any chance to capture the con vention , and all the Information that has been received Indicates that the country will be agair.ot the machine. Ono of the plans by which the Herdmanltca hope , to obtain cont/ol Is by shutting out ' the entire South' Omaha delegation , which Is hcatllo to their liitercstH. 'The rules of the county central committee provide that a IKit of the namco of all delegates shall bo filed with the committee before a certain hour preceding the primaries. T ils wa not done by the South Omaha democrats , who simply Ecle.'tcd their delegates and'eent them to the convention with the " proper cre dentials. The Herdmrtn crowd Is now scheming to | get enough votes to control the convention outsldu of the South Omaha delegation and then shut out the South Omaha delegates , contending that they have not been selected according to the rules ot iho county , central commit tee. That fliich tactics willsucceed ? apueaia extremely doubtful , as the jihtl-machlne ele ment has a clear m.ijorltyipf the delegates from the wards and there is every proba bility that this majority wjll be Increased 1 by the country. In addltlori U > that there will be a control In the Sbventh ward In which the anti-machine tlckef was arbitrarily rhut out at the pols. ! Tha delegates who were disfranchised In thUjmanner will claim tcata In the convention j/qd they say that they have adequate evidence of the high handed procedure of the io'giipport their claim. i On the face of the rctjirns the machine hg.i the First. Fourth and par of the Seventh and Ninth ward 'dclegtlqua and ono dclc- Bate In the Second. ThlsJ would giveforty - five votes , or five less tjm a majority of the Omaha delegation. The opposition hss the Second. Third , KiftliSlkth and Eighth wards tolld , llcrdman claliis-that four of the ICIghth van ! delrgan vlll bo secured for him by Chief of Pollce- lect Gallagher , who has been directed to upe his Influence with the delegation ( o bull them Into line with the machine. Herdrpsn delegates prom- Ire to make a desperate 'fight ' , however , and the convention will be hot from start to finish. Teni'lierH1 nml I'millH * lxiiinliin < loiiN , The regular teachers' examination for all persons who desire certificates ot qualifica tion to leach In the city schools will be held at the .High ECUOO ) building beginning Tues day , August 31 , at 8:30 : o'clock In the mornIng - Ing , An examination will aUo bo held at the High school building "on the same day and hour for studcntu who wUh to enter the High Echool , but who have not secured I'the necessary certificates. At the same time thcro will bo an examination at the Cen tral school building for all pupils who desire to enter the seventh or eighth grades , but who have no promotion pards. I'rlee of ( 'oul Uimettlfil. The Qmnhu C'oiU.jB'xcliaiiBe held u meeting yesterday afternoon , calledIP llx the price on hnnl coal for full delivery , but owing to the fact thnt nothing hud been heard from tlio rallroudH with reference to frulght charges , no action was taken. Mono of the cdal dealers of the city have nny quantity of hiird coal on hand , and oa they know nothing concrrninK what rate * the railroads are going to jnaie they are not taking order * . , > WHICH IS CHI. F OF POLICE Is It Constantine V. Gallagher , Ex-Post- master , or His Son , Harry ? QUESTION DEMOCRATS ARE NOW ASKINGi Yonnir .Mini Trim to Whip Snliion Men anil Ilinvily Home Women Into 1,1 IIP lij- Milking TlireutH. Which la chief of polite ? That Is a. ciucstlon that Is agitating a num ber of democrats who thought that Con V. Gallagher hail been elected chief of police. While the democratic primaries were In progress. Harry Gallagher , BOH o' the chief- elect. m.iilc the rounds of the Third ward caloons with tlm object of clubbing them Into line for the llcrdman m.ichlne. IIo struck Kd llotlicry'ft. 1'at Moran'a and a number of other hot antl-iiiurhlnc places , but did not meet with a very warm reception. Atone ono of them he asked : "Why arc you righting father ? " "I nm not lighting father. " tula the pro prietor. Hut you are righting the Herd man dele- cations , are joti not ? ' ' ashed young Galln- Klicr. "Well , what has that to do with your father ? " "That's the t&mo as fighting father , " nn- swcred Gallagher , "and I want you to under stand father hat been elected chief of IKJ- llce. and If you don't tt > p lighting him } will have you closed up. " The threat did not work and Gallagher uiado his exit. This same fion of Chief-elect Gallagher on the very night after his father was chosen head of the police department made- his appearance In Lillian .Morton's house down In the burnt district and said to one of tlie girls : "Ain't I good for a bottle of beer ? " "You are If you pay for It , " was the reply. "Don't you know that my father has Just bcui .elected chief of police and don't you think that makes me good for a bottle of beer ? " The girl was obdurate , however , and would not furnish the beer ( rec without the order of the mistress of the house. Young Gal lagher sent up to her to sec if his father's election as chief of police did not make him good for a bottle of beer , but was turned down there alo. It Is understood that he repeated the performance with varying suc cess In a number of other bawdy house- ' ; and gave them to understand tint If they wanted hs ! father's favor tliey would have to treat him right. Harry Gallagher la the young man who about a year ago last Christmas surprised his | father by bringing home a wife who was none nihcr ihan Jear.nette Allen , then keep ing I a holife of prostitution on the row , whom he ' had taken over to Council I ) hi IT s and married , and was only Induced to' separate | from him by hla father's utmost efforts. POSITION OK COi\TV ; SIJSTAIXKD. UenrliiHT < > Dlmiosldoil of County llond Kllml. The ease In which the residents along the Center street road nsk for an Injunction to restrain the county coramUsiouers from using the money In the road Improvement- , for ' the purpose of paving Military road , came up before Judge Scott yesterday on a demurrer. The county commissioners filed a demurrer , asking for a dlemlfsal of the case on the ground that the petition did not state a good cause of action. The demurrer was sustained to all except ono allegation In the. pcMtlon. that being to the cITcct that the Hoard of County Commissioners had led the voters to believe , before the bond.7 . were voted , that the proceeds would bo equally divided between the Center street , Dadge street and Military roads. The attorneys for the county denied that this wao done by the board , but the plaintiffs were given leave to produce proof of this allegation. They asked further time , but the court In- s'oted that the rights of the contractors who had bid on the work must bo respected and that the hearing must , proceed. The hearing was concluded late In the afternoon , after which Ihe court took the mat ter under advisement , giving notice that a decision would bo rendered Monday next. .IIIIIX P. COOICI-3 SHOOTS IIIM.SKM- ' . Portlier Omnlm Mini Tiiki-N HIM Own IIff. John I * . Cooke , president of the J. P. Cooke Rubber Stamp Manufacturing com pany , who committed sulcldo In Chicago Thursday by shooting , was well known Ii : this city. Ho has a brother hero , Jamcy Cooke , who Is manager of the local ofllco of the concern at 118 South Fifteenth street. The two Cookes were formerly In thti city in the carriage painting business , but Mine years ago established their rubber stamp company. J. J * . Cooke was at the head of this concern In this city until about a year ago , when he removed to Chicago to establish an oincc. and ban resided there since. Ho was unmarried. He and his brother came to this city almost ten years ago. According to the Information that the loca onice has , Cooke arrived in Chicago from a trip in the east Thursday afternoon. He went directly to his boarding house and shot himself. Ho lived only a short time. The brother hero wan Informed of the deed by telcgtuph Thursday night and left a once for Chicago. COMPLAIN OK Till : IIO OltlMXAXCIO. \CTV SyHtcin of Itulex nml Itt > Kiilnloiin lo IIo During the last two months the city off ! clals have been deluged by complaints In regard to the dog pound , which are said to bo largely due to tbo defects In the present ordinance. The now dog ordinance Intro duced by Councilman Burmester Is designed to correct the present Bystcm by providing a system of rules and regulations which will leave no clmnco for misunderstanding. As It is now about half the time of Acting Mayor Illnglmm Is taken up with complaints of this character. Every man who has a dog Impounded lakes lib ) trouble to the mayor and demandii satisfaction , and In many cases It la extremely dlfllcult to as certain the real equities In the case. Very frequently dog owners only take out one tag for two dogs and when the odd ( log Is picked up by the dog catcher they produce thu tag and demand that the dog Khali be returned. Thu new ordinance Is designed to do away with such evasions of the or dlnance and It is approved by the pound master and the license Inspector. NHOIII.IIKIt l'llIii : ) WITH IIII1I ) SIIO'J Hny SlPWiiM UNCH John ICnzinlriiK } ' UN ii Tnrno.1. John Kftzmlrsky , a 10-year-old hey who lives at 2425 South Thirtieth street In the heart of Sheeleytown , was shot In the shoul der Thursday afternoon by Hay Stevens another boy of about his age , who lives Ir the vicinity , The two boys were out with a rifle , loadei with small uhot , and were hunting for birds Stevens carried the weapon. The lads were playing together and the Stevens lad told the other boy that ha Intended to shoot him The latter jumped out fit the way , but Ste vens pulled the trigger In time to elioo Kazmlrsky In the shoulder , It Is Btatet that theru was no quarrel , but that the l were elmply playing. Tbo Kazmlrsky boy was taken home am1 a physician was summoned , It was foum that the boy'a shoulder was filled with tmal' shot , but there will be uo eerioua rumlUi. IITV : si.iv iiKHt'tiVTi : WIM : HOO.M.S. Sn In v Xmv i\lnl * \KiiliiNl Hit * tin-ill Kill. OMAHA. Aug. SG.-To the Editor of The Dee : In commenting on the opinion promised by mo to the city council on the Ixibeck nntl-wlno room ordinance , you apparently Interpret my advice as constitut ing i a denial of the- right on the part of the city to make provision for the enforcement of the regulations contemplated by that | ordinance. In this you arc mistaken. The ordinance In question provides that cndera of vinous , spirituous or malt liquors Phall conduct their business In one room inly ; that such room shall not be subdivided ) > partitions or otherwise , mid that A viola- Ion of the provlsloim thereof shall constitute i misdemeanor , punlehatdo by fine nml Im prisonment. A committee of the city council , to which this ordinance was referred , re- lortetl that In Us judgment no art Ion should IP taken by the council thereon , because , first ho purposes therein contemplated wore fully irovlded for under an existing stuto law ; and. I'ceond. that the Hoard of Klre nml I'ollcu Commissioners , rather than the city eomii'll , should establish the proposed resula > Ions. The matter was thereupon referred to ne for an opinion on these two proposition ! ! . It Is elementary Unit criminal laws are to ! io strictly construed , and no court would ; ver convict n vender of liquors of n viola tion of the ptovlslons of the Sloeumh law inotcd by you ( section 29) ) . requiring such vemlcrti "to keep the windows and doors of .heir respectIve places of business unob structed by perrons , blinds or other articles , " m proof that such vendor conducted his nislness lu two rooms sub-divided. Neither nn adjoining roam nor a partition constitutes "an obstruction of the windows and doors of i place of business. " The misdemeanor ; inder the Slot-mill ) law Is rndlcnly different from the misdemeanor under the contem- datcd ordinance. As to the second question , the authority ot the Hoard of Fire and I'ollcc Commis sioners In this regard extends no further than the Immance and revocation of licenses under the laws of tlm state ami the ordi nances of the city. It Is not within Its irovlnco to constitute that a misdemeanor which has not been made such cither by statute or ordinance. It Is not n part of : ho law-making power nml has no more au thority to render effective the provisions of the contemplated ordinance than have the Advisory hoanl of the park commissioners. You say that "If the statute as It Is now worded docs not prohibit the wine room In express terms , there Is no reason why the rounell should not by ordinance supplement the law and take away all possible excuse for Inaction on the part of the police board. The right of the council to enact additional regulations for the liquor trnlllc cannot be called Into question so long as Its exercise Is not In conflict with state legislation on the subject. " In this I fully concur , and there Is noth ing In the opinion referred to that in any way conflicts therewith. Respectfully. R. H. SCOTT , Assistant City Attorney. , HHADV TO XAMK HIS IlliI > ITII3N. ? Tux CominlNsloiuT HUN IHIUeiilly In KliiilliiMT Competent .Men. Tax Commissioner Sackett will make his appointments of deputies next Tuesday night lu anticipation of the annual assess ment which begins September 15. Ho will appoint only ten deputies at this time , re serving the right to appoint others if ho llnds It necessary In order to complete the assessment within the time Indicated by the charter. His great difficulty Is in secur ing competent men at the salary provided. There have been any number of ampliations , but .only a small percentage of the appli cants have the slightest idea of the com parative values of property. Mr. Sackett has Inaugurated a novelty In the shape of a competitive examination which every applicant lo required to take. The examination consists of a series of ques tions relative to the probable value of each of about thirty pieces of city property. The applicant Is furnished with a list of the lots and a map , and In many cases the values which are placed un the property are ex tremely ridiculous. Some of the applicants throw up-their hands at once when they were told that they would have to submit to an examination , and of all those who have been examined , there arc less than a dozen who appear to have a practical knowledge of real estate valuca. The attendance at the public meeting which was called at the council chamber ywturday aftcrnorn by Tax Commissioner Sackett to discuss the 1888 areessmcnt was scarcely snfiiclcnt to Indicate that the prop crty owners had any particular interest In the matter. Henry T. Yates , Thomas Swift , William Wallace. Charles M. Turner , II. W. Richardson and half a dozen others com- pr'sed the entire crowd. Under those clr- cumstancca the meeting was adjourntil without action acid with a request that the tax commissioner should give the taxpayers another opportunity to get together. VOTXJS TIIIKVKS U.VDKIL AHHKST I'lll tin " .Stubborn Flurht , lull An Finally Overcome. Jerry Ueardon , William Rarnhart and Clar ence English , three boys whose ages arc In the neighborhood of 15 years , are under arrest on the charge of breaking Into tht bulldingo of the Columbia distillery at East Omaha Thursday afternoon and stealing over $100 worth of brass , tools and fixtures of vnrloim kinds. The arrest of the boys was brought about by the dcolro to loot the barns of the East Omaha Street Car company , also. While they were trying to make away with some brass from this place , Superintendent C. C Lazarus of the company swooped down upon them. Ho compelled them to return the property and was about to let them go when ho noticed the sack of metal they had se cured at the distillery. Ho confiscated tlib and took the Iteardon boy Into custody. Whllo ho was taking the lad Into the barn the other two boys , ono armed with a clul. and the other with a knife , rushed to thcli companion's rescue. They attacked the t-uperlntendent , who had some difficulty Ii warding off the blows. The two boys were finally driven off and Iteardon wn turnei over to the police. Thursday night the English boy visited the jail and was also arrested. The two nanuvl William Ilarnhnr as their partner and he was captured yes tcrday. Yesterday C. C. Lawler of the distil lery company alleged that some brass foum In the junkshop of II. Horovlch at Twon tleth and Izard streets belonged to the com pany and was stolen out of the plant. The junk dealer purchased It. A warrant is to ho Ifsiicd for his arrest on the charge o receiving stolen property. STKKKT II.VII.WAV I.MPItO VKMK.NT.H Line lo i\ioHltlon firoiimlN lo ll < ( ' < liilileleil | .Vex I Spring. Although It l < not generally known , th Omnlm Street Hallway company Is expending a largo sum of money In Improving Its track Ilcforo the close of the season , the company will Imvo laid something over six miles o new single track. This Is not In the natnr of an extension of any line , but conn'sts o replacing the light rails with heavy ones Already the work on South Sixteenth stree has been completed , and now attention wll be turned to Karnam direct , from Tw < mtUtl utrcot to the west cu < l of the new pavement The root of the work , Including the rails new lieu and paving between and beside th tracka , cc ta $12,000 per mile , or an aggre gate of about $7C,000. The extension of the Dodge and Nortl Twentieth street line from Lake street , nortl In the gatca of the exposition grounds wll bo commenced this fall and will be complctei early next spring. This will bo a doubl. track line and will bo put In the best posal bio condition. Slii * ! | i for tin * KIIIIHIIN Corn. IIUPKALO , Wyo , , Aug. 27. ( Special. ) Th J. I ) , Kerr Sheep company of thin county hay commenced moving 0.000 head of to Caiper to order to nblp them to Kacums where they will be tattooed oo cora fo the eastern mukeU. HE SCORES HER HUSBAND ihnrjoi Him with Being the Only Ono Guilty of InfuloMty. WIFE OF BLACKSMITH Kf LLY HAS HER SAY \CIMINI-N Hrr I.onl of TojhiK ultli He * ArTcetlonn nml MiilnlitliiN Hint Tenelier Uoil exVnN llnnt- IIIK u l.n Mrs. A. J. Kelly , wife of the blacksmith vbo so artistically battered the features ot chool Teacher S. L. Hedges of Papllllon 'hursdny afternoon , yesterday stated to. the ollce that her husband had no reason \\hnt- vcr for committing the assjuilt , except n roumlltss Jealousy of herself. She charged hat whatever "trilling" was done In the ouschold was by Kelly. Mm. Kelly made the very ttcnuatlonal tntrment Hint while her hubaml was mar led lo her ami living with her ho was pay * ng attention to other women. She asserts hnt she lips a letter written to her husband jy some fair damel lu the east who wncits a good , sober , lndm > ttlouA husband and la vllllng to give her fortune , which Is of n mall size , as the price for him. Krom tha etter It Is Judged that the fair writer had' nserted an advertisement for a husband In ome newspaper and that Kelly had answered t , Ihe letter found by h'a wife being the espouse. Mrs. Kelly says that this letter llea nt ho bottom of the whole trouble. She found ho communication In her husband's clothes i t > night. She searched for It , because nho Ih'KiH that t > ho had grounds to doubt his : oiiHtnncy In place of him having reason o doubt her. Lnut Sunday oho showed his letter -to Kellj nml the latter became 'cry angry. Klnally he packed up his clothca md departed and Mrs. Kelly says that she hi not see him until he appeared on the icono yesterday. Hegardlng her meeting with Hodges , Mrs. telly says It was nil n business tranuactlon. 3ho n.flerlo that after her husband left homo ho Intended to support herself by washing. \Vhcn Hodges came to the house to look up \ washwoman , she begat ? to tell him of her qualifications. While this conversation wan going on with Hodges In the doorway , sha "ays thnt Kelly appeared , pushed Hodges nsldc and administered the beating. Mm. Celly fwt'nrs she never saw the school cachcr before and that her husband had no reason except his Int-.ine Jealousy to doubt ler. ler.Tho couple have lived together about n year , lleforo thnt time Mrs. Kelly lived In Council DlulTs and was n Salvntlon army captain. Kelly met , woord and married her. 3ho alleges that since the marriage her life ms been a. burden because of her husband's ealousy. i i § School Teacher HodgcH , after his fnco was | | J latched up yesterday , was nrrcsted on the ; hnrgo of disturbing the peace by lighting. IIo was arraigned In police court yesterday on that charge and pleaded not guilty. Ills head wa swathsd with bandages , but lie was getting nlong ns ucll as a man In its condition could be expected. Hodges and Kelly were to have been tried yesterday afternoon , but the hearing was postponed until today. KKAIl K XT I3X3IVI3 PHAIKIH FIUKS. Hunk firoivlh or ( iriiKH Will Mnke Them Ilnnl , to Control. , PIRHHB , S. U. , Aug. 27. ( Special. ) On account of the green grass theio have been as yet no prairie fires tula fall , but when they do come later the heavy growth of grass will make them hard to handle. .Most of the townships over this section of the fltato keep good lire guards around the whole town ship , the expense being borne by n general tax. Some of them even go farther ami ilso break guards across the center of the township , both north and south and east and west , and with these guards an ordinary lire cat ; he kept within small bounds , but with the long grass this year a gale will aend fire ncrcns any ordinary guard and extra p-ecautions arc needed this fall to orevcnt serious loss , even to a repetition of the terrible fires of 1SS9. when such a largo amount of property and several lives wcro lost in tills portion of the state. iirrr HAS STitt'cic uoivAitn. I'lilille mill Private Improvement * HiilIilliiK nml e'iinleiiiilii < e < l. HOWAHD. S. D. , Aug. 27. ( Special. ) The city council has made a contract for the be ginning of a complete system of water works , to be paid for out of the money received for saloon license. The contractors guarantee n latlsfactory supply of water. The well will bo put down this fall and fitted with a wind mill and pump. Afterward , as rapidly as there iiro funds to pay for It , a ntandplpo and pumping machinery will be added and. mains laid. An electric light plant Is being acltatcd. The additions to Howard'a business this cummer are a new newspaper , the Spirit of Dakota ; a new lumber yard , a new livery stable , a now grain firm and a new saloon. J. P. Grlnagcr & Co. and W. T. Shove nro both building'large additions- their stores. Dollar wheat Is the cause of most of this prosperity. net ii riooil I'riee for PolntorH. PIKHHB , S. I ) . , Aug. 27. ( Special. ) The probabilities arc for a largo Increase In the price of potatoes In this section of the stain this year. Last year the acreage was BO large and the yield so great that potatoes were a.drug on the market , and the raisers were glad lo gel 20 cents a biiHhcl for them. On account of the low prlc : of last year the acreage wa reduced , and the yield per aero Is not nearly so largo as last year. The price has started at 40 cnts , just about double that of last year , and the indications are against that figure being reduced to any great extent. Hoi 'WlililN MoliiK ( iooil. PII5IUIK , S. D. , Aug. 27. ( Special. ) The hot winds of the past few days can do little damage and wlli nffllst In drying the grans , which Is yet so green that an early fmit would lnjiro U. The cattle ship ments which went to the market from hero l/ut / week are all re-ported to have been very " 5oft" on account of Iho green grafri and their price affected by that fact. A few niicli days as tlu o will change the character of the grcfla and the character of the cattle to bo shipped and would mean a largely In- created shipment. Dr. Semier UN Imml riilloii Auent. CIIRVRNNR , Wyo. , Aug. 27. ( Special. ) The Wyoming Development company , which owns the Wheatland colony lands In this county , has secured the services of Dr. Joseph II. Seniicr , late commissioner of Immigration at the port of New York City , to secure settlers for Ha vacant lands , The company will Increase Its water storage tupply by building another large storage reservoir on the Ixiramle river and prepared to furntah water for tivlgating purpoies to a largo additional number of settlers. llnoily u H n SiiHiieel. William Moody , an employe of W. J. Ilroatch , was arrested yesterday on tbo charge of stealing ? l belonging to A , C , Jackson , a barber working at Lcavenworth street and Park avenue. The two have been rooming together at Klgbteentu and Loavt'tiwortb atrectu. Thursday night Jack son put $4 under his pillow and yesterday mnrnlm ; It was gone. He , therefore , sus pects Moody of the theft. Senator Mor im Knroiite for Ilniviill. NASHVILLU , Aug. 27.-Senator John T. Morgan of Alabama IH here for a few duya. He dccllncH to be Interviewed , but has wild that hu lu enroute to Hawaii , and that hlH visit to thu Inland Is purely for private business.