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CAPITAL CITY GOUK1B.H.
First National Bank
O AND TKNTII 8THKKT8.
K. H. IIAIIWOOII, 'rnli1iit.
HUN. A llS , Vim riwIilKiil.
(', H. l.iri'lM'OI'T. AmUIkiiI Cnlilr.
II S. KIII'I'M N, AmIMuiiI I'nuliltr.
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vZ 1(1110110 I i.'CUlUi
Jtilii II Wiiiiiiit, I'rcnliliMit.
T. I!. H mucin, VIcii I'tvulilntlt.
J. II. MM'I.AY, I'mlilrf.
P 15 Jolinoiiii, II. I'. I . ii. TIiiik. Corlirnn,
I? It. Hlir. T W l.imrry,
W. I. Ilnjrtmi.
General Hanking lliislnossTiniiMuetod.
COi.l.i:UTlONH A HrKOIM.TY.
t. M lltWIIKIII,
II. Ii. Tlliikil'niKi,
N. II. llmillMM,
Ii. II. Wind,
Illohml'i lllook, tMrnir
KIrvviiiIi mid uan.
niKrromi: I. M llnvinoml, l.nwln (Irvnorr. H.
II lluriihnni, T. v. l.uwi'rj.O. (I llitttra, 0, II,
Morrill. A, J Mnwvrr, II. II. Ilrowti, P W,
l.lttli". H, W. Iliirnhntii, II. W. l,nmlii'rloii,
II. K. Tlioliimon.
German National Bank
Josi'.iMt IloititMRit, President,
Unit MAN It. SCIIAIIP.KR, V-Prcst.
Ciias. Ii. Waiti:, Cashier,
Op.o. II. Sciiwakk, Asst. Cash.
0 ptr oant on Dtpoilta Paid nt th
Lincoln Savings Bank
AND SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY,
Cor. I' nml l'.liiontli .St.
THE ONLY SIFE DEPOSIT VAULTS IN LINCOLN
II I), lliitlmwiiv.
J. '.. Ilrlnriw.
('. J. Ilriiot.
II W. Ilrowti,
It. () I'IiHHoh.
I'. It. Hltfr.
lli'iiry I'. Limit,
N. H. Itnrwootl,
W. A. Hrllrck.
a t. iioKitH.
A. W. Wflmtor.
CAPITAL, - - - SilfiO.OOO.OO.
tUockliolilem' l.liilillltli'H, $.",00,(MM).
I'njr Illli'ri'Kt on mivliiim iii-rninit nml tlmt
ilfn)ltn. Piirrlthi'M pitlmtiKu Irru
John Taylor. ''r"liltnt.
K, II. TliiKlcjr. Ca.hlr.
Real Estate Loans
On tnrmi In Kiutvrn NVtirnakn nml lniiroreit
prootrtjr lu Lincoln, lor a term ot jrenm.
Lowest Current ltuteM.
R. E. & J. MOORE,
ltlCU AltDS llt.OCK.
Corntr 11th nml 0 Strwtn, Ltnroln.
AVD OX.BARXVO WOHK8,
No. 113 N. Twelfth St.
T. C. KERN, D. D. S.
Rooms -T) and -0, Hnrr Ulock,
I.1X 4M., XKIIIt.
Una nt Hrent eipenm)
ri'iil.io'il hi OLD In.
i trumi'iiti with n new
Dnlloini er. illrt'Ct Irom
Lomlon, nJ U now better iriiirvl tliiiu nr to
do Bus work, Irom ii lorkKt iii to llti) nlio. Open
room 10 turn, to 4 ji.m. Bnndnyi.
STUDIO. 1314 O BTBSET.
Corner 13th nml N Street!,
I 7 9. A.
S. 30. ST.
A SUCCESSFUL TMIO.
lliit'K llrlulil Wiitnrii M Im lnln IO.OUO
Han Fhantihco, MnyO. Women who
iiiiiko $10,000 n your nro not common
any whoro, but Sun Friiiielnro cun bount
ofnt loant tlirco wIioho annual earnings
touch that mark.
Din-liU'wi ami proientiionnl women may
(hi roughly dlvioVil Into two i'luwus-
tluwu who huvii Mruggleil anil fought lo
obtain ii footing anil tliono wlio Imvo
hi'cinlngly dropped Into hoiiio Incratlvo
M)Hltion hy forcn of Hrcunmtnnii'H rather
than hy any particular cIToiIh of their
heliums Mm. .luana I
To tho latter v
Aehey Neal, who picsontM thn ram lint
gratifying Hpcetnclo of n woinuii nought
In' llin IiuhIiii'mm wiirlil. Him Im 11 liiitt e
of Dayton, ()., and her liiiNbund was for
miiiiy yearn medical examiner for vurl
oiih iiiHiirauco coinpaiileH. After becoui
lug a widow Mm. Neal removed to I. on
Angolcn with her miven children
About tlirco yearn ago Iho manager of
one of tho most important IiiHiirauco
companies approached her to increase
tho already largo policy hIio carried upo
her lifo. 9ho expressed herself very en
thuslastically concerning insurance fi
women, concluding with tho remark, ' I
really think I would mako a good agent
Within a week nho received liberal In
ducement from tlirco largo companies,
hut for nearly a year modest doubt of
her ability deterred her from accepting
them. Finally, hesitating no longer,
slio camo to Kau Francisco at a Hillary of
i&HUXM) n year, but had only been four
months with ouo company when another
offered her hotter terms, and sho ac
cepted them. A few mouths ago the
llrst company Increased their olTur to
$15,000 a year, and Mrs. Neal returned
onco inoro to their service. Within tho
lust two mouths sho has moved her
headquarters to Chicago, whero sho oc
cupies a niiiguillceut suit of olllces in the
Woman's temple. Sho is a handsome,
diguilled woman and a Uncut speaker
Slio is of tho brunette type, with line
dark eyes and hair, and dresses remark
Clara Folia, tho well known lawyer, is
another Han Francisco woman whoso
Income reaches tho $10,000 limit. Un
like her predecessor, tho "Portia of tho
Pacillc" went through a hard and ex
haustiiigiitrugglo to obtain her profes
hIoii and present standing, for sho is one
of tho llvo fomalo lawyers admitted to
ornctico beforo tho miprumo court.
While yet a young girl, n noted phrcnol
ogistKceing her walk across tho room
, oxolaliued, "Therol that girl la cut out
for n lawyer; every movement Is char
acteristic." After her marriago tho many legal
troubles in which her husband became
Involved attracted her attention to tho
law as alTccting married women. Later
on, when she found herself alone, peuui
less and with llvo children dependent
upon her, sho began her legal studies in
earnest. Kvery ono will remember how
sho compelled tho law school to admit
taor to their lectures, got tho legislature
WR3. 3. A. NKAL, MRS. CT.AHA FOLTZ AND
nn. i.ur.i.i.A cxx)i.
nt Sncramento to modify tho stnto con
stitution so as to permit women to fol
low any legitimate- calling or profession
and finally was received at tho bar. Mm.
Folta lma n wonderful gift of oratory
and is in great donmnd ns a speaker upon
social or iwlitical subjects. Tall, grace
ful and slendor, with exquisite red gold
hair, fair complexion and wonderful
brown eyes, sho is nn eminently attract
Sho is a proud and devoted mother,
and nmid nil tho interruptions of an ar
duous life sho has carefully suiierintend
cd the training ami education of her chil
dren. Sho has introduced succehsfully
several bills to tho legislature, tho latest
haviug been passed nnd beconio law
within tho last fow weeks. It is known
ns tho prisoner':) parole bill and is of a
reformatory naturo. Sho is a lover of
dainty, artistic dress and refined sur
roundings and is essentially feminine in
Another woll known professional wom
an is Dr. Luella Cool, a fashionable den-
tlht. Irom tier husband, who was a
member of tho same profession, Mrs.
Cool received Iw llrst ideas of tho work,
nnd every day for IS years sho practiced
beside him. rinding herself alone in the
world and witii n child to take caro of.
sho engaged nn ofllco nnd began tho reg
ular practico of her profession.
At llrst sho had a good deal of public
prejudice to light against, but her work
was sufiicient answer to all inclined to
Her ofllces are in Tho Chronicle build
ing, tho most fashionable and exHnsive
ipiartor of tho city, and Mio reckons
among her patients somo of tho wealthi
est people in San Francisco. Sho dresses
well nnd creates a very strik.ug impres
sion, ns two of her front teeth are set
Mrs. Cool is a roniarkably pretty young
woman, a brunette with brilliant dark
eyes nnd nn nnimatcd expression.
Helen GnEaoiiv-FLESimn, M. A.
THE PUCDLOS ARC HAVING THEIR
SACRED HABDIT HUNT.
(.'urlinia SupiTnlllliiin "f I'nluliiri'il MhuN.
J llin I'ihj.t PIiiiiii'o. tin' Siirrml Clunr.-tlr
Mini t lift Nlninui! Hiiim-.ii liilnritliig
Occiialiill t lli NiiIIiiii'k Wiirila.
1 I .oh Aniiimxh, May (1. Tim Pueblo In
diana Innuguruto their rabbit limit m with
n,nnercildiineo and tho planting of prayer
plumen, Tho llrnt rabbit hunto! thonea
son Im after tho llrst full moon .n May,
I 111 It tltl'lIU It1llJl lltlllilf ttt lltflltt tf tit i if
hum ib uiai o iiim u hihh i iiiw mih iiwii
tho ineilleinii man of tho village. Tho
others am under tho direction of those in
IMITATING Till! JI'MI'INH OK A 1IA1II1IT.
On tho afternoon beforo tho morning
of tho hunt prayer plumes aro planted
on tho route of tho hunt. These prayers
nro small whittled sticks notched at one
end, with n tuft of feathers bound at the
top, planted at intervals of about Til) feet.
Tho pretty plumes almost conceal the
stick from view, giving it tho appearance
of a waving plant. Only feathers of a
bright plumage, mainly tho parrot and
peacock, aro used. Hlack feathers, as
those of tho raven, are never used and
would givo tho hunter bad luck. With
out feathers for these prayers there
would bo uo rabbit hunt,
iirayor nlumcs inclosed in
aro deposited in tho several nhrines of
The shrine near tho gate of tho Pueblo
village is a stouo structure about 11 feet
in height, with two chambers. Tho top
is covered with a Hat stone, and of
course tho shrine faces toward tho rising
sun. It is surrounded by tho skulls and
bones of animals which had been thrown
there tho preceding year as an ollerlng.
Each Indian hunter wears around hit
neck a fetich, or "luck charm," carved
from stouo in tho shape of tho animal he
is to hunt. This is mipposcd to not only
givo him luck, but also tho craft and
cunning of tho animal ho is after.
His only weapon is ono very much like
tho Australian boomerang.
About sundown on tho night before
tho rabbit hunt tho town crier goo
through tho crooked strcots of tho vil
, luge announcing in high C that tho rah
, bit hunt will take placo noxt day at sun-'
l rise; also that the preliminary rabbit
hunt dauco will be held on that oven
! ing at tho hovho of tho chief mediciuo
The singing during tho so called dance
is supposed to so charm tho rabbits that
they cannot hear tho approach of the
hunters, but should any bo within hear
ing distance it would no doubt havo a
contrary effect. During this somireli
gious ceremonial all smoke tho "sacred"
cigarette, which is rolled in corn husks, j
This is supposed to blind the bright red
eyes of tho wntchful rabbit. i
About dark a lire is built near where
tho dance is to bo held. It is lighted by
sacred lire which is emitted by rubbing
two sticks together; otherwiso tho med
iciuo man, who is also lamplighter,
would be considered ns bringing a curso
upon tho villago. The Indians believe
that tho lightning rests in the trees, and
that when tho sacred llro is wanted it
cun only be had by rubbing two sticks
together. Tho dancers form in line, fac
ing the west. The priest is at the head
of the line. He llrst sprinkles the iloor
with sacred comment. The lino is in
tho shape of a crescent, opening to the
east. Ho gives tho word, and all prom
enade. An old woman, who does not
dance, stands near tho priest and from
a basket ornamented with peacock feath
ers sprinkles comment upon tho dancers
us they pass.
Tho chanting is even moro monoto
nous. Tho musical instruments are
conenvo gourds, over tho opening of
which a notched stick is drawn. At
tho height of tho festivities tho noise
is tho most excruciating imaginable
Finally there is a lull, nnd tho come
dian gets into tho middle of tike room
and imitates the jumping of a rab
bit. The dancers wear only girdles
around their If.ins. Tho upper part ot
tho body is painted a deep red, ono leg
yellow, the other white, and the arms
ure similarly painted. The dance lasts
till midnight. Next morning the hunt
ers assemble, and led by the medicine
man there is a race to tho placo for the
meeting limit. Each rider carries sev
eral boomerangs tied to his saddle by
. buckskin thongs. Over the broad mesas
they charge, hurling with unerring aim
and terrible force their strange missile
at tho tleeiug rabbits.
About sundown the day's hunt is end
ed, and tho Indian hunters return to the
pueblo with their game dangling from
their saddles. At nightfall fires aroseen
on tho plain at tho base of the foothills,
and tho chanting of women is heard.
They havo gathered to welcome their
husbands and fathers, and all return to
tho pueblo together, singing tho song of
tho rabbit hunt. Thoy assemble in front
of tho house of tho cazltme, the cluef
official of the village, and serenade 1 tit ii
with tho song they havo just chanted.
Tho hunter who kills a rabbit eats its
head, as it is supposed to givo him power
to kill others. Tho head is also sprinkled
with corumeal. Tho rabbit is roasted in
adobo ovens or stowed wholo in earthen
jnis with cornmenl. They aro never
fried. Why is known only to themselves.
I J. M. Scanla.nu.
1 T. T" 7
CAUGHT ON THE WIRE.
Inlnrvlrtr Willi Hit' I'l i'lclriit f Itio Writ
urn I'liliin 'li'l.'Kniili (,'ciiiipuiit.
N i:vYoiik. March :!(.-( JcnernlTliniti.
nH T. l!ckert, tho newly elected president
of tho Western Union Telegraph t hi
pany, owes his military title, his civil
distinction, hia wealth and his success of
overy sort cliielly to tho fact that an n
young oHrator in tho infancy of tho tol
pgrapii ho jMH.sct.st -1 1 tho energy anil o.v
ccutivo ability that speedily found him n
placo in tho ntlinluistrntivo department
of tho business.
Perhaps I.Ih giMiius as nn organizer i
would not havo brought him tho great
nrizes of commercial life had ho not nos-
fiessod tho wisdom
and public spirit to
disregard his own
ests as a man of
southern business j
to volunteer his
services at tho
outbreak of tho
civil war to aid ,
in organizing the
graphs of the
U n I o n army
General McClellan, then in coiiiinauil
gladly inado the young telegraph sujier
Intendent an ald-ile-cainp, and Secretary
of War Stanton, who, ns an ambition"
and not too sweet tempered young law
: yer practicing in C'oluinbiana and other
1 Ohio counties, had known young Eckert
at leaUa ilo.en years beforo, was pleased
to make him captain and assistant quar- I
I termaster. Ho subseuuentlv became as-1
1 slstant secretary of war, with the brevet
rank of brigadier general, having mean
while attained tho regular rank of major
and assistant ('tiiirtcrmastcr.
Having performed his Hemlinllltary
duties with distinction, Oeneral Eckert
, retired from tho public service soon after
I thoclosoof tho war, carrying with him
into civil lifo tho title by which ho is still
known, and devoted himself to tho devel
opment of the telegraph in tho United
! States. It may havo been his subxeipient
I feat of building 1SI miles of telegraph
line between tho adjournment of court
. j K-tzr.
iiuniiies or i on satuniay atternoon and its reiisMm
corn husk" I bllngon Monday morning, under stress
of a threatened injunction from his rival,
the Western Union, that Hindu the value
of his services known to that company.
Oenoral Eckert at his desk in tho
Western Union building, white haired,
but hale, ruddy and carrying well his 113
years, presents n curious contrast to the
slender, cnergotic youth in central Ohio
whom J. II. Wade, tho early telegraph
builder, choso from among his operators
to mako a superintendent.
"I mil n reticent man, especially about
my personal affairs," said General Eck
ert, pausing amid tho work of a busy
morning in his ofllco to answer a ques
tion concerning his own youth and that
of tho electric tolegraph. "I was bori
at St. Clalrsvillo.O.," ho continued, "but
l left there a child in arms, ami was
living at Wooster, in that state, when 1
llrst became interested in tho telegraph.
I began nsnu operator in 1818 and soon
worked into tho executivo department
I took to tho telegraph business not as a
youth looking about for something to do,
but because it had interested me. I had
watched tho passage through congress
of the legislation asked in the interest of
Professor Morse and learned operating
ns it was then done.
"In 1810 I was appointed jiostniastor
nt Wooster, nnd I believe," ho added with
a smile, "that 1 was tho very llrst man
in tho United States to hold tho joint
olllces of postmaster and tolegraph oper
ator. Wo were not very well paid in
those days. My salary as operator was
just $10 n month. As superintendent it
was not much better in fact, I think
only $r0 a month but in those days the
president of tho telegraph company re
ceived no compensation for his services.
"It was in 18.12 that Mr. Wado made
mo ono of his superintendents. There
were only tlirco or four superintendents
in the United States then, and all the
lines wero east of the Mississippi, protty
far east. Tho chief lino was that from
Pittsburg to Chicago. Fast ojierating
was then unknown, and everybody read
by tape. Tho business wns now and un
known to those engaged in it. Every
body had to dig in and learn for him
self. Some men who remained opera
tors longer than I did mado experiments
, in tho lino of their work. By 185.1 there
wero a few sound readers. As tho
knowlego of sound reading grow the
' other was gradually abandoned until
only sound readers could hold good
places. Operators learned the peculiari
ties of tho business, sound reading in
cluded, gradually and tentatively, almost
ns children learn to talk.
"Yes," pursued General Eckert in an
swer to a question, "tho war developed
the telegraph as a business and as an art.
When I took charge of tho military tele
graphs of tho Union army, I got all the
best operators I could find throughout
tho north, but tho demand was far be
yond tho supply, and I had to accept
somo who wero far from skillful. Most
of my assistants havo since been highly
successful men. It is not true, however,
that tho money order system now so
largo n feature of the telegraph business
originated during tho war. 1 knew of
telegraphic mouey orders long before tho
outbreak of tho war. As I recollect, Em
ory Cobb, then superintendent at Chi-
' cago, was tho first man to send tele
graphic money orders. I don't recall the
date of tho first, but the company did
not adopt tho system until lb70. Mr.
I Cobb sent money orders by private ar
rangement with tho sender, as the com
pany was not yot reany to assume the le
sponsibility for the business. As to th-
growth of that branch and of other
things in the telegraph business in !!."i
years, tho story is told in the llgures of
our annual rejwrt. One of our former
superintendents has mado a book of it."
Epwaiu) N. Vali.aniioham.
During tho past your S5 vcels 11
steamers, 0 wnrvesbels ami 8 nulling vea
sols ronrt'Pcntiug 15,11:1 tons, wero con
structed in Franco. At tho coinineneo
uunt of this year It vessels, of 10,100
tons, wrro In courso of construction.
:.: :: LINCOLN,
AM QLD SCHOOL IN
M LJ OV-.HWWU UN
ll'UKilll'.IO.l UP nill'.i.NUWAIl, 1UWAJ.
Ilpiiiitllnl, lii'iillliy liicntlnii, 10 iirni ciiiniiiK, i-lirerlc Htrt-ct cur tlnn rimn illri-rllv to rntiiniin wltli
nutclintiKK, $.'.Mi,I)iki In liullitltivrt, iIimuIIiI iiiliiiii'titH, ntiwrliir nrciiiiitiioiliitliinii, Klrnim liicullr,
riTlonri'il iiiiiiiiiki-iiiimiI, t-ttni prctn-iiol riirrlciiluin, lliorniiKti work, IiIkIi moriil mill Clirlfilliin In
llui'iiii'H mill low iiii.ihih for nliuli'iitn.
IIP.l'AltTMP.NTH AMI COIIIIHIIH.
Wn hnrn Sfi cniirm-ii. Our Miinlo. I'lini Art, IVn Art, llcNiirt.-. P.loriitlonnr; Omirnc unit Klnilor
Knriiii mill Moilrl 'I mining Xclioula (for liolli ihlhlriMi mill iitiicli'iit Iciiolivm) lire tint tnttni-il In
tunny pnrt of therlljr fur nil who iitt.'m thi Wi-alern Nnrninl. Ymt cun anli-r nt nnr tlnn- nml Mini
JiLt niich i'Iiiuki'm nn J-nil ilinlni. Wrltn, or cull nml ii un,
nml lotitlntie N weekn.
rini-K irnii iii"im Aiini n, inii.iinu roimnti
ion cun rntiir nt liny time,
WESTERN NORMAL COLLEGE, LINCOLN, NEB.
Rudge & Morris Co.,
Furniture and Hardware
AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED-
;jGunn Combination Folding Bed,
THE BEST BED
We sell them on a
Leonard Hard Wood Refrigerators,
Lawn Makes, Mowers, and Grass Cutters.
urn to H22 n street. Rudge & Morris Co.
ICE CREAM PARLORS
Are Now Open and we are Serving the Purest and Most Delicious
Ice Cream in the City.
Abb KINDS OF GAKES TO ORDER
Wc make a Specialty of Family Orders and will promptly deliver all Supplies at
JAMES H. O'NEILL,
Fine ii Plumbing,
STEAM AND HOT
(.is nml I lei un Iivturts. Agent for iWl'l H1 m
III rils i COMHINAI ION (iAs
JUST THE BOOK
1 HAVE BEEN
Ami neTtrnl UiiiuhiuiiI otlLTs. I mlvUit itll hIio wnulil mum- tlm to ko ill on to
H. W. RROXAN'R , 120 South 11th St.
WaliiiTe'nit omjiloyeil ubLIIIIiiI uorlmnn (ruin tho Hunt, lu Ik fully coiiipi'tfiit toiunks nil
repnlMlu itiontiovelluiM. T.J THORPE &. CO., SJOHoutli Kleveuth St.
Tho School for tho Masaos.
A NEW IOCATION
t M L, VV LJUrtllUI,l
n iu weoic. Kmmni-r tt-rm mien Juno INI. IH'JI.
however CiiIiiIukuck nml Clrculiirn I'm-.
M. OBOAN. President, or
Vf, J. KINSLEY, Beo'y and Tress.
IN THE WORLD.
two weeks' trial.
WILLIAM MACFARLANE, Proprietor,
MoBriile Blook, COR 12TH AND P STS.
IKll.lON HOT WA'I 1 l
-125 NORTH NINTH STREET.