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About The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1895)
August 22, 1S95.
THE WEALTH MAKERS.
Cyclone Season is Here.
$3 for first $l,0O0, 10c. for
each additional $100 in the Cy
clone department. Same in Fire
f '"-Wt 1. .
FIRE, LIGHTNING AND CYCLONE INSURANCE COMPANY.
NAMES or DIRECTORS POBTOFNCE.
Time expires In 1S9G. '
G. A. FELTON . .Angus
W. J. EYESTONE,. Rising City
J. A. SMITH.. , Cedar Rapids
Time expires In 1897.
M. DALY. ...Elgin
J. F ANTHES. Sutton
Time expires In 1S8.
SAMUEL LIGHTY. Falls City
J. G. NEFF Raymond
Wm. YOUNG Palmyra
S. LICHTY, President Falls City
L N. LEONARD, Vice-President Lincoln
J. Y. M. SWIGART, Secretary-Treasurer ..Lincoln
Over $800,000 Insured. Have paid $640.00 in Losses,
had but one assessment. 1 Oc. per $ 1 00. 00.
J. Y. 1YI.
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Office 1215 0 St., Lincoln, Neb.
trWrlt tor term ui qaeatlom bluk.
Great Rock Island Route I
First For the National Educational Meeting
at Dearer, opening July 5th, the rate will be one
fare plus $2.00 for round trip. Tickets good to
return and time np to and Including Sept. 1st.
Second The regular Tourist Car to California
Tla Kansas City runs once a week, and leaves
Chicago every Thursday at 6 p.m., Kansas City
at 10.50 a.m. every Friday. Tickets based on
second class rate, and car runs oa fastest trains,
and known as the tbillips-Kock Island Tourist
Excursions. Car arrives at Colorado Springs
Saturday, 7:05 a.m.
Third Home-Seeker's Excursions to Texas
and New Mexico. Next one June 11th. Kate, one
lare for round trip. Tickets good twenty days.
fourth For Mexico City the Hock Island
runs a through sleeper from Kansas City daily
at K:40 p.m. via Topeka, McFarlaud, Wichita and
Fort Worth and Austin to San Antonio. Two
routes from there are International 11. K. to
Laredo, and Mexican National to the City of
Mexico: Southern Pacific and Mexican Interna
tional via Spofford and Eagle Pass to City of
Connections are also made at Fort Worth via
the Texas Pacific to El Paso, and over the Mexi
can Central to City of Mexico.
Fifth Send to address below tor a Souvenir
called the "Tourist Teacher," that gives much
information to tourists. Sent free.
JOHN SEBASTAIN, U. P. A.,
WIFF CANNOT SK HOW 100 00
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a Bojrt our I dtrr wtlool or oak Imt-
rTpttmd High Arm BliirwMwltif machtM
tnW fiolBhed. nickal plated. odpt. to llcht
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Ider HBttit8rf.8Uing NtdlMd oompltl
net of Stwl AtUliaHBtfahlppd ftty wbtrt cm
to Du'i Trial. Ho moDr rtovtnd ) ftdvoe.
r fn BM. World' Fair Mda) swarded mack kit and atUcb
menta. Bay from factory and aaa dcaltJa aod aftnt'i proflta.
au mm Cat Thla Oat and arod io-da for BMckht or larrt f raa
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0XF0II0 UFA. CO. 3U Writ At. CHICABO.ILU
Every farmer to be his own painter
and absolutely pun paint for sale by tb
Standard Glass and Paint Co., Cor
ner 11th and 11 St, dealers in paints,
oils, painter's supplies, glass, etc., Lin
No Fire Insurance accepted
from terrttory covered by local
Oregon politics j
If you want to keep
m. f T . 1!
poaiea on ropunsm in
Oregon and the Pacific
The . . .
People's Party Post,
at a Bargain!
Lease of 640 acres school land (im
proved) all enclosed with six-wire fence,
180 bead of nice young hogs weighing
from 100 to 200 pounds to go with it.
This is in Custer county near Broken
Bow. Price, $3,000.
FOR SALE Good 5-room cottage,
barn, corner lot in good neighborhood.
For sale cheap. E. T. Huff,
236 So. 11th St., Lincoln, Neb.
FOR THE SAN
Now is your time to see the great San
Luis Valley, Colo., the great garden spot
of the West. The Great Rock Island
Route will run excursions on May 21st
and June 11th from Lincoln by way of
Denver, Pueblo and Salida, over the D.
Sc. R. G. into the great San Luis Valley to
Alamoosa, Colo. One fare for the round
All persons desiring to go should writs
us for particulars.
J. B. ROMINE,
Colorado Land & Insurance Co.,
1025 O Street. Lincoln, Neb.
F., E. & M. V. R. R. is the best to and
Sugar Beet Fields
HORROR IN DENVER.
TWENTY LIVES LOST BY AN
Boiler Explosion In the Rear Fart of th
Gnmrey Hons Fire Adds to th Hor
ror Many Rescued From the Windows
Dne to an Intoxicated Engineer.
Denver, Col., Aug. 20. About 12:10
o'clock this morning a terrific explo
sion occurred in the rear of the Gumry
hotel, 1725 to 1733 Lawrence street, a
five story brick and stone structure, in
which were between forty and fifty
people, most of them asleep. The
building was almost completely
wrecked and surrounding buildings
were badly damaged.
The fire department and many vol
unteers were soon on the scene and in
half an hour five persons who had oc
cupied upper rooms were taken out
more or less iniured. Then the ruins
caught fire and firemen and others who
were trying to rescue those buried un
der the debris were forced to retreat
while c ries and moans were heard is
suing from the midst of the ruins.
To add to the excitement, a hose
team ran away and several persons
were trampled upon and injured.
Live electric light wires were also a
constant source of peril for a time.
When the firemen were driven back
by the flames they had almost com
pleted the rescue of two women and
two men, but notning more could be
done and soon all four were beyond all
All night long, the firemen poured
water on the burning debris and as
soon as the flames were driven away
from one section, the work of rescue
Joe Munal of Cairo, I1L, was rescued
at 3:30 o'clock, after an hour's work,
and it is certain that no more of the
victims can be alive. Police Surgeon
Jarecki took his place where he could
keep Munal's head moist and properly
attend to him while his lower limbs
were being extricated. It was a po
sition of great danger for all, oa
account of the flames and the over
hanging roof,, which threatened to
come down at any moment. But the
men worked on hauling at beams with
ropes and using every device to clear
the space around the suffering man,
who bore his agony with great bravery
and cheered on his helpers. At last
about 3:30 o'clock a great cheer
arose and word was spread among the
great crowd waiting outside that the
work was finished. Soon firemen and
citizens appeared at the entrance bear
ing Munal on a stretcher. He was
conscious but suffering great agony,
and the physicians expressed little
hope for his ultimate revival. When
he revived, he said: "I am a cigar
maker and have been in the city for a
week, having come here from Cairo,
11L I was upstairs in bed when 1
beard an awful crash. I did not know
what it was and got out of bed and
hurried out, and on going down stairs
I must have lost my way, for when I
got down on what I thought was the
ground floor, I fell down into the
THE DEAD AND THE MISSING.
At 10 o'clock the fire in the ruins
had been extinguished, and the search
for the dead was begun, a large force
of men and teams being engaged in
hauling away the debris. At 11 o'clock
one body, which was not identified,
had been removed and several more
were in sight.
The dead . so far as ascertained arc
Peter Gumry, owner of the hotel.
R. C. Greiner, manager of the hotel,
sm-in-law of Peter Gumry.
Mrs. R. C. Greiner, clerk of the ho
tel, daughter of Peter Gumry.
General Charles Adams,. Manitou,
A. L. Blake, Pueblo, CoL
Myron E. Hawley, Union Pacific
railroad clerk, Denver.
James Murphy, contractor, Denver.
George Burt, passenger conductor ob.
the Rock Island railroad, Colorado
Mrs. Wolf and daughter.
Two chambermaids, names ' un
known. O.ie bell boy, name unknown.
In addition to the dead, there are
the following missing:
Grenier, father of R. C. Grenier,
manager of the hotel'.
Bud Burnes, Colorado Springs.
W. J. Carson, Pueblo.
F. French, Central City.
Bert I.' Larsh, Central City.
E. F. McCloskey, Canon City.
Judge Glinn, Leadville.
The whole rear half of the hotel was
blown to atoms and the front portions
are merely shattered and burned frag
ments of a house.
There is no doubt that the wreck
was caused by a boiler explosion.
Frank Loescher, the enginer, it is
said, was intoxicated, and after turn
ing a large quantity of cold water into
the hot boilers left the building ten
minutes before the explosion occurred.
The police are looking for him. R. E.
Irwin, the night clerk, says Loescher,
who was only 17 years old, was drunk
when he went on duty, and that he
was in the habit of neglecting his
The Gumry was a five-story building
valued at 830,000, and had been used
as a hotel since 1888, when it was re
built after a fire in which one life was
lost. It wo 8 of the better kind of sec
ond class European hotels, catering
largely to transient family patronage.
It was built as the Eden Musee by the
widow of General Tom Thumb, and
was so occupied. Afterward it was re
modled for use as a hotel. Gumry and
Grenier had owned it for several
years. No meals were served in the
Serious Affair at Arbeca, I. T.
Guthrie, Ok.. Aug. 2 0. Daniel R.
Brown, a merchant in from the Sem
inole reservation, brings information
of a dastardly crime committed near
Arbeca. A gang of Creek Indians and
negroes, with several white outlaws,
raided Samuel Norford's store and,
after gutting the place, assaulted and
otherwise mistreated five women in
the neighborhood, several of whom
are likely to die.
At Rock away Beach, N. Y., the
Ocean View hotel was burned. The
guests escaped in their night clothes.
PITTSBURG STORM -SWEPT.
A Fierce Gale Vl.lu the Town Doing
PITT8BCB0, Pa., Aug. 80. A fleroa
wind and rain storm swept down on
this city last night without warning at
a time when the parks were filled with
people and the rivers with . boats
crowded with excursionists. As far
as known two women and one man
were drowned, a score of persons were
injured, two, it is thought, fatally, and
property damaged to the extent of
So tremendous was the force of the
tornado that the steamers Lud Keefar,
Little Bill and Arlington were over
turned and many barges, coal boats
and small craft torn from their moor
ings and sent adrift. The passenger
barge Dakota was forced against the
Smithfleld street bridge and the side
crushed in. She sank in several feet
When the storm struck the Keefer
Captain Keefer, Mate Miller, Millie
Lindbaugh, the cook, and two colored
chambermaids were on board, but all
reached the shore in safety except
Millie Lindbaugh, who became ex
hausted and was drowned.
The steamer Courier, with 400 pas
sengers on board, was swept with
' water and the passengers became panic
stricken, but Captain Klein succeeded
in making a landing at Painter's Mills
and all left the boat in safety.
While the wind was at its highest an
unknown woman attempted to cross
the Point bridge. She was caught in
a whirlwind and blown into the river
and drowned. .
Archibald Sepbie was blown into the
river and drowned while trying to
tighten the lines of some coal barges
in the West end. He v.as married and
had a large family.
On Second avenUe a feed wire was
broken and in attempting to repair it
Conductor Adams was fatally shocked.
On the South side the large grain
elevator of Henderson & Johnson, in
course of construction, was almost
completely demolished. The heavy
iron girders fell on a row of tenements
and crushed them, but fortunately the
occupants were away from home.
Two freight cars on the Pittsburg
and Lake Erie road were lifted from
the tracks and blown into the Monon
gahela river and portions of the Mo
nongahela and Castle Shannon inclines
were carried away by the wind and de
molished. On the north side of Alleghany City
great damage was done to small
buildings and trees were uprooted in
the parks, but as far as reported no
persons were seriously injured.
TWO NOTABLE DEATHS.
Ex-Justice Strong and Leonard W. Tolk
Lake Minnewaska, N. Y., Aug. 80.
Ex-Associate Justice Strong of the
United States supreme court, died here
at ten minutes past 2 o'clock this af
ternoon. Justice Strong was born at Somers,
Conn., May 6, 1808, of an old New
England family of note. In 1146
he was elected to congress
as a Democrat. In 1848 he was
re-elected, but in 1850 he declined a
third term. In 1857 he was elected a
justice of the Pennsylvania supreme
court and served for eleven years, at
taining a high reputation as a jurist
At one time he was prominently men
tioned for chief justice of the United
States supreme court In 1808 he re
tired from the bench and returned to
the practice of law in Philadelphia,
but in 1870 he was appointed by Presi
dent Grant as a member of the United
States supreme court, an honor he es
teemed most deeply. His opinions
were always held most highly. In
1877 he was a member of the Electoral
commission and was one of those who
opposed congressional canvass of state
elections. He retired in 1880 on ac
count of age, but since then had de
livered many addresses and lectures
and been prominent in religious work.
LEONARD W. VOLK DEAD.
The Eminent Chicago Sculptor Passes
Away Suddenly His Noted Works.
Chicago, Aug. iO. Leonard W. Volk,
the eminent sculptor, died suddenly at
his summer home at Osceola, Wis., yes
terday. He was born in Wells, Ham
ilton county, N. Y., November 7, 1828.
In 1860 he executed a portrait-bust of
Abraham Lincoln, which was destroyed
in the fire of 1871. His principal
works were the Douglas monument
in Chicago, several soldiers1 monu
ments, the statuary for the Kelp
mausoleum in Watertown, N. Y., life
size statues of Lincoln and Douglas in
the lL.nois state house, and portrait
busts of Henry Clay, Zacharian Chand
ler, David Davis, Bishop Fowler,
Leonard Swett and E. B. Washburne,
His son, S. A. Douglas Volk is a noted
ARMENIANS IN A RIOT.
The Meeting of the Chicago Union Breaks
I p In a Fierce Fight.
Chicago, Aug. 20. At the meeting
last night of the Armenian National
union for the election of officers, a riot
broke out and people on the street
heard the sound of a fierce conflict, of
flvinc chairs and fnriniia mlwi Than
suddenly the noise was hushed
jj i .
mm uown me stairs came nearly
100 men. Some of them were blood
stained. One. with his head Vimin1 in
a handkerchief, appeared to be nearly
iu&ensiuie, ana naa to be carried down
by his companions. There was scarcely
a man without a black eye or some
mark of conflict.
After the riot had subsided the po
lice arrived, but they could not find
the leaders and no arrests were made.
None of those injured were thought to
be fatally hurt.
A Notorious Bridge Completed,
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 20. Tho Big
Four ran its first passenger train into
Louisville over the new Louisville and
Jeffersonville bridge at 8 o'clock yes
terday morning. This is the bridge on
which so many lives were lost during
its construction. The bridge with its
approaches is about two miles long.
Beginning to-day regular trains will
be run over the new bridge, which is
an important matter to the eity.
Canning horse meat is creating prej
udice against the canned meats of
POINTS FOR THE PEOPLE.
Wall street Is making a move for I
silver convention in St Louis, the ob
ject being to prevent old party free sil
ver men from joining the populisi
Evidences of" the returning pros
perlty of the country are now sppear
ing in the official coanty paper!
throughout the country in the form o)
pages of delinquent tax lists. Surelj
the wave is rising. Advocate.
It is reported that the Bank of En
gland has ordered portraits of Presi
dent Cleveland and Postmaster-Genera)
Wilson to be put in the counting room,
in recognition of their work against
The democrats of Maryland and
Kentucky have indorsed Cleveland,
Carlisle, contraction, silver demone
tization, state banks of issue, national
banks of issue and more bonds. Mis
The populists of Ohio have nomi
nated J. S. Coxey for governor. This
means violent and continuous seismic
disturbances in the politics of the
Buckeye state from now until election
day. Clay Center Dispatch.
The old party press give the Ohio
populist convention prominent notice,
and even publish the portrait of J. S.
Coxey, the candidate for governor, all
of which is significant Other conven
tions and candidates are quietly ig
nored. Chicago Express.
Why should southern farmers wear
themselves out fighting for special
privileges for gold owners? Why not
vote for the sub-treasury plan, and
thus put the cotton raiser on an equal
footing with the mine owner and the
national banker? . He certainly does as
much for the country as either. Ban
"Organize the legion in every vot
ing precinct in the land." The nation
al committee have urged this for two
years. Live recruiting officers wanted;
1,000 legion scouts needed at once. You
can organize by sending to Paul Van
Dervoort, Omaha, Neb., for papers. Do
it at once. Eternal vigilance is the
price of liberty.
The political fight of the world to
day is between the plutocracy of pri
vate wealth and the democracy of com
mon wealth. If you are a member of
the bond clipper's union, you'll vote
'em straight If you are a member of
the out o' work union, now having
5,000,000 active members, you will study
The railroad corporations are al
ready smacking their lips over the fat
"rake-off" the transportation of a
mammoth corn crop promises. Gov
ernment ownership and transportation
at cost would leave many a dollar in
the producers' pockets that will be
found in corporation coffers when the
1895 corn crop is marketed. ,
Boys, let's quit calling them labor
saving machines, and speak of them as
labor-starving machines machines for
fleecing instead of feeding. Have you
ever thoughthow the fleecing-machines
could be turned into feeding-machines,
how machines that are now used only
to save capital could really be used to
save labor and bless the human race?
Government banking is the only
solution of the money question; for
while private institutions have abso
lute control of 04 per cent, of the busi
ness transactions, it will be to their
interest to produce depressions and
create panics. The organized banking
interests have become a power too
great and dangerous to exist in a free
government Chicago Express.
"Men are cheaper than shingles,"
remarked the proprietor of a sweat
shop in Philadelphia not long ago.
That is right If one dies it costs noth
ing, not even funeral expenses, for his
employer to put another man in his
place. There is nothing on earth quite
so cheap as men and women, notwith
standing they were made in the image
of God. Clay Center Dispatch.
"The reaction has come" is an
nounced in the columns of a prominent
metropolitan newspaper. Then it goes
on telling how the sudden return to
prosperity has been as suddenly
stopped. The financial system that
can play head and tail with the desti
nies of 70,000,000 people is radically
wrong, and unless it is changed there
will be music in the air pretty soon.
Continued suspensions of savings
institutions and national banks, and
the regularity with which the deposits
of from eight to twelve thousand work
ing people are stolen every week by
the banks, suggest the possibility that
the anticipated and long promised
wave of prosperity is all a myth and
only exists in the columns of the sub
sidized press. A confidence based on
nothing but wind will bring no perma
nent prosperity. Chicago Express.
The populists of Mississippi have
nominated a full ticket and adopted a
ringing platform with the Omaha
declarations as the base. You will ob
serve that populists everywhere,
whether north, south, east or west, be
lieve in the same cardinal principles.as
far as the great questions are con
cerned, and don't have to straddle and
lie and make believe like the insincere
old frauds who run the party machines
for the "twin relics." Nonconformist
What a grand thing it is to be a
workingman in a "free country!" A
free and independent sovereign in a
"republic!" A wage slave in a land of
"liberty," where, if you can't live on
the wages a gluttonous corporation
chooses to offer you, you can "go to
the devil," the soup house or the gravel
Hurrah for humbug, cant and hypo
crisy! It's a glorious thing to be a
slave, with the liberty to steal or
starve. Coming Nation.
There are supposed to be $346,000,-
000 of greenbacks in circulation, the
result of the greenback agitation of
the early seventies, which called a halt
to the destruction of all non-interest-
bearing obligations of the government
and tha establishing of an interest-'
bearing burden in their stead. Now
the question is, where are the green
backs? Do you ever get hold of one?
Please give this statement your atten
tion. Thornton's Monitor.
Mrs. Christian Hank Sought Death and
Wisneb, Neb., Auir. 20. Mrs. Chris
tian Hanke, wife of a well to do far
mer living five miles northwest oi
here, committed suicide Sunday morn
ing by taking strychnine. Having
completed her household duties for
the morning, she seated herself on
the stair, while her husband was In
an adjoining room shaving himself.
Hearing her make a peculiar noise
he went to her assistance when see
informed him that she had taken pois- "
on. He at once summoned medical
assistance and applied home remedies
but before the physician arrived she
was dead. The coroner found in one
of her pockets a small vial containing
strychnine and with it a note bidding
farewell to the family and giving di
rections in reference to a few personal
effects. General despondency, inten
tensitled by the recent loss of two
children from diphtheria, is supposed
to have been the cause of the rash act.
Mrs. Hanke leaves a husband and , six
PLEASURE PARTY LOST.
Seven People Drowned by the Capslsing
of a Boat.
Oceasside, Md.,. Aug. 20. By the
overloading of a small pleasure boat,
an entire family was drowned, and
two other families are in mourning.
A party of farmers from the neighbor
hood of Frankford and Selbyville,
Del, had a fish fry on Grey's creek, a
branch of the Isle of Wight bay, with
bathing, fishing and amusements.
William Hudson carried a party of
nine out sailing, and as the boat was
about to come back, the women of the
party jumped, screaming, on the high
side, capsizing the little craft, which
was hardly large enough to carry five
persona. . 1
The following seven were drowned'
William Storr, aged 45 years, Phila
delphia. Laura Storr, his wife, aged 35; his
daughters, Ida, aged 16, and May,
aged 14. . . , v t
Myrtle Stevens, aged 16, a daughter
of Joseph Stevens of Shelby vllle.
Lina Hall, aged 10, and her sister,
Lulu Hall, aged 14, daughters of Ellshr
Hall of near Frankford.
WAS AN OLD RESIDENT
Hrs. O. R. Wolf, A Supposed Victim of
the Denver Hotel Disaster.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 20. Mrs. G. R.
Wolf, the Lincoln lady who is sup
posed to have lost her life in the Gumry
hotel disaster in Denver, leaves two
daughters and a son in this city. They
are Misses Clara and Martha and Rob
ert Wolf. When they learned of the
catastrophe yesterday they immediate
ly telegraphed Mrs. John Schmittel, a
former resident of this city now liv
ing in Denver. They received answer
to the effect that she greatly feared
their mother and her daughter Grace
were buried in the ruins. Robert
Wolf and Herman Woltemade left last
night for Denver to search for the re
remains or for some trace of the miss
ing lady and her daughter.
WILL HAVE TEETOTALERS.
Non-Drinker Only to be Examined tow
Omaha Fire and Police Positions.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 20. At the meet
ing of the new board of fire and police
commissioners last night, there was
adopted a series of civil service rules
providing for the examination of all
applicants for positions on the fire
and police forces. The first examina
tion of applicants will be held Thurs
day, by the civil service examining
board of the postoffice. No drinking
men will be examined. The height of
policemen was raised to five feet nine
inches, and of firemen to five feet
A Veteran Regular Kills Himself.
Camp Douglas, Wis., Aug. 18. Phil
ip Spinner of troop B, Seventh United
States cavalry, who had been in the
service twenty-nine years, committed
suicide in camp by shooting himself
through the heart.
ST. VITUS DANCE.
A Physician Prescribes Dr. Miles'
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart Ind.:
My daughter Mattle, aged 14, was afflicted
last spring with 8t Vitus dance and ner
vousness, her entire right side was numb
and nearly paralyzed. We consulted a pby-
Bleian and he prescribed Or. Miles' Restora
tive Nervine. She took three bottles before
we saw any certain signs of improvement,
but after that she began to improve very
fast and I now think she Is entirely cured.
She has taken nine bottles of the Nervine,
but no other medicine of aoy kind.
Knox, Ind., Jan. 5, '95. H. W. Hostkttir.
Physicians prescribe Or. Miles' Remedies
because they are known to be the result of
the long practice and experience of one of
the brightest members of their profession,
and are carefully compounded by expert
enced chemists, in exact accordance with Dr.
Miles' prescriptions, as used In bis practice.
On sale at all druggists. Write for Dr.
Miles' Book on the Heart and Nerves. Dr.
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
Dr. Oles' Remedies Restore Ed&L
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