The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, March 04, 1897, Image 2

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Amrnsy and Solicitor.
It th beat to reach the
New Gold Fields
inihe Black Hills
011 at Office for Valuable Information.
A. 8. FIELDING, City Ticket Apt.,
117 South 10th St., Lincoln.
Gives you the choice of TWO ROUTES,
one vis Colorado and the Scenic Linp,
and tho other via our Texas Line and
the Southern Pacific.
Our Texas Line is much quicker than
any other line through to
con- EvniiDcinuc
Are the most popular, and carry the
largest business of any California Route.
This signifies that yon get the best at
tention and receive the best service. The
lowest rate tickets to California are
available on these excursions.
Don't start on trip to California until
rou get our Tourist Folder, containing
map showing routes and all information,
for rates and reservations apply to any
agent of the C, R. I. & P. Ry., or address
Chicago, Illinois.
Do you know that in these hard times a
section of country fifty miles square
tailed the Black Ilills, has more material
prosperity than any other plnce of the
ame size you can mention? $8,000,000
was the 1S96 gold product one-sixth of
the entire amount produced in the United
States. Late last fall new dixcoveries
were made that will largely increase the
product. As soon as the snow goes off
prospecting will be renewed vigorously
at the new fields. There will be found a
chance for men with limited means, as
good ore is found at grass roots, and
money can be obtained for development
from sale of ore aa soon as they begin
work. You can get valuable informa
tion regarding the new gold discoveries
by calling on A. S. Fielding, 117 South
Tenth St.. Lincoln, Neb.
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rtich we will sell at a bargain for cash,
or will take a cow for part payment.
J. Y. M. Swiqart,
Lincoln; Neb.
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Cleans Tabulea cure eosatlon,
JaSeraonvlUe Record-Breaker in the
Nnasber of Knots Tied.
No city in America has made quite
uca a good record in the number of
knots tied for elopers as Jeffersonvllle,
lad., this year, says the Indianapolis
Journal. Last month there were eighty
live such marriages. Located on the
Ohio river the town draws from two
states and has special attractions for
the romantic Kentucklans. The squires
and ministers are winning a reputation
for the way In which they dispatch the
nervous and love-lorn who come to
their doors. A couple, total strangers
in the city, will step from a train or a
buggy or bicycles and ask for a cer
tain squire. So well, however, have
the magistrates arranged things that
ao couple can manage to reach the city
without having first been spotted by
some of the aumenus runners, who
kindly volunteer to escort them to the
office of a migistrate. For this kind
ness the runner always receives a fee
from the officiating Justice. The Justice
having the widest reputation Is Squire
John Hause, who occupies a neat efflce
Just at the head of the ferry landing,
made consqplcuous by the inviting
sign "Matrimonial Parlors" and other
placards showing to the public the na
ture of the business transacted by the
Justice. During the last month at least
fifty of the couples were united in the
tie that binds by this dignitary. The
emoluments resulting from this chan
nel are from $1 to 5 and sometimes 10
each. A handsome income of from $100
to $200 per month Is almost always as
sured him. Many are the queer re
quests which accompany the applica
tions for the marriage ceremony. Re
cently one of the couples wanted to be
married while on their bicycles, and the
request waa complied with. The scene
was strange. The bridal couple seated
on wheels supported by friends, with
clasped hands, were made one. Another
couple were married by request stand
ing under the approach of the Big Four1
bridge, which spans the Ohio at this
point. Recently Squire Hause married
a young lady who was the fifth and last
daughter in a family of five girls and
four boys, all of the birls having eloped
and been married, three of them by
Squire Hause.
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For Sufferer. From Piles.
Dr. Redmond, a specialist in the study
and treatment of Piles and, rectal dis
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edy he bad ever seen or tried in one re
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perienced in all cases, no matter how se
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him, because he had carefully analyzed
the preparation and no trace of opium,
cocaine or similar poison could be de
Physicians look with great favor upon
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idly taking the place of surgical opera
tions and because it is so simple, so eas
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People who have suffered from piles for
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Belongs to the Past and Has No Place
, in To-Day'a Civilization.
This type of ranger is all but gone.
A few may yet be found In outlying
ranches, says Harper's Magazine. One
of the most celebrated resides near San
Antonio "Big-Foot Wallace" by name.
He ayi he doesn't mind being called
"Bigfoot," because he is 6 feet 2 inches
in height and is entitled to big feet.
His face is doi'e off in a nest of white
hair and beard, and is patriarchal in
character. In 1836 he came out from
Virginia to "take toll' of the Mexicans
for killing some relatives of his in the
Fannin massacre, and he considers that
he has Bquared his accounts, but they
had him on the debit side for awhile. I
Being captured in the Meir expedition,
he walked as a prisoner to the City of
Mexico, and did public work for that
country with a ball-and-chain attach
ment for two years. The prisoners
overpowered the guards and escaped on
one occasion, but were overtaken by
Mexican cavalry while dying of thirst
in a desert Santa Anna ordered their
"decimation," which meant that every
tenth man was shot, their lot being de
termined by the drawing of a black
bean from an earthen pot containing a
certain proportion of white ones. "Big
foot" drew a white one. He was also
a' member of Capt. Hayes' company,
afterward a captain of rangers, and a
noted Indian fighter. Later he carried
the mail from San Antonio to El Paso
through a howling wilderness, but al
ways brought it safely through if
safely can be called lying thirteen days
water hole in the desert, waiting
foTNabcpken leg to mend, and living
meanwlfijnone prairie wolf, which
he managedrettoot. Wallace was a
professional huntMSho fought In
dians and hated "gresfieQL He be
lonirs to the nast. and has TWCS-J'out-
spanned" under a civilization in
he hag no place, and is to-day living i:
No fits after first day's use of Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. Free $3
trial bottle and treatise sent by Dr.
Kline, 881 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Rlpans Tabulea cure bad breath.
Burlington Route Smashes All Pre
vious Fast Sua Records.
Eighteen Hoars and Fifty-Three MInuU
From Chicago to Denver Min
ing Magnate's Race to See
His Dying Son.
Denver. Feb. 16. The special train
from Chicago over the Chicago, Burling
ton & Quiucy and Burlington & Missouri
River railroads, chartered by Henry J.
Mayham, aDt-nver mining investment
broker, reached this city at 3:53 a. m.,
today, having run 1.026 miles in eigh
teen hours and and fllty-three minutes.
This journey goes into history as the
greatest railway feat ever accomplished.
The bst previous railroad long-distance
record was nineteen hours and fifty-seven
minutes for 964 miles over the New York
Central and I ake Shore from New York
to Chicago.
Mr. Mayham, who left New York Sun
day on the Pennsylvania Limited, char
tered a special tr&n in Chicago in order
to reach the bedside of his dying; son,
William B. Mayham, as quickly as pos
sible. The Burlington officials guaran
teed to take him to Denver in twenty
four hours. They made good their guar
antee and had five hours and seven min
utes to spare. , .
From the moment the train left Chica
go until it rolled into the Denver depot,
no hitch of any kind occurred. It flew
across Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Col
orado like a meteor, frequently attain
ing a speed of upwards of 70 miles an
hour and averaging over 60 miles an
hour for stretches of a hundred miles at
a time.
The details of the run are as follows:
Chicago to Pacific Junction, 482 miles
in 545 minutes.
Pacific Junction to Lincoln, 60 miles
in 64 minutes. ,
Lincoln to Hastings, 97 miles, in 109
Hastings to McCook, 132 miles in 130
McCook to Akron, 143 miles, in 151
Akron to Denver, 112 miles, in 123
The actual running time including
stops was 19 hours and 53 minutes; an
average speed of 54 miles an hour. The
actnal running time excluding stops was
17 hours and 49 minutes; an average
speed of 57 3-5 milos an hour.
At Lincoln, Nebraska, Traveling En
gineer Dixon of the Burlington entered
the cab of the engine and remained with
each engineer as be came on until the
train reached Denver. No special train
bearing high officials of the nation ever
attracted more careful attention from
the officers of the railway. Telegrams
from all parts of the United States in
quired concerning the progress of the
train and the possibility of Mayham
reaching the side of his son in time at
least to grasp his hand before he
was beckoned across the dark river. At
the Burlington passenger , office in this
city the representatives were kept busy
answering questions from friends and
well-wishers of the family. But in spite
of the Burlington's splendid record, Mr.
Mayham arrived in Denver too late' to
see his son alive. The young man died
shortly after midnight.
Speaking of this record-breaking run,
General Manager Brown, of the C. B. &
Q. R. R , said today: "It is not exactly
correct to suppose that the Burlington
company may not achieve still better re
sults under more favorable circum
stances. The tacts are that the company
had ouly thirty minutes' notice from Mr.
May bam and the train started out of
Chicago in a blinding snow storm."
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- The Steersman.
The fore shrouds bar the moonjit sand,
The port rail laps the sea;
Aloft all taut, where the wind clouds
Alow to the cutwater snug and trim,
And the man at the wheel sings low
sings he:'
"Oh, sea room and lee room
And a gale to run afore;
From the Golden Gate to Sunda straft,
But my heart lies snug ashore."
Her hull rolls high, her nose dips low,
The rollers flash alee
Wallow and dip, and the untossed
Sends heart throbs quivering through
and through
And the man at the wheel sings low;
sings he:
"Oh, sea room and lee room
And a gale to run afore; v
Sou'east by south and a bone in her
But my heart lies snug ashore."'
The helmsman's arms are brown and
And pricked in his forearm be
A ship, an anchor, a love knot true.
A heart of red and an arrow of blue,
nd the man at the wheel sings low;
ngs he:
"Oh, sea rStJOtpd lee room
And a gale toiTrlore;
The ship to her ..-SJack to his
heart ;
And my heart I a snug ashore.
The Bookman.
rhe Latest Brlda. Miss Mamie Wood, a
Blushing Damsel of Twenty-One
History of Rhimes' Various Matrimo
saal Adventures.
1-" tHE matrimonial
lm 0J career of Abraham
J I Rhimes of Fulton
', county, Indiana, is
i'jLl belle ved. in the
point of number of
wives, to be with
out parallel in the
United States.
Rhimes is 75 years
of age. The story
of Rhimes' remark
able experience with wives covers a
period of twenty years, during which
time he has divorced eleven wives,
and has Just taken to himself wife No.
IS. Rhimes started in life poor, but by
frugality and industry succeeded in ac
cumulating a comfortable fortune,
which After 1876 rapidly dwindled, as
tbe result of litigation in divorce
courts. Rhimes may now be said to
be rich only in experience.
Miss Emeline Gandy of Minneapolis
Tras the Indiana man's first wife. When
Rhimes was 55 years old he decided to
marry, and advertised in a Chicago
publication. Miss Gandy answered the
want notice, and but seven days
elapsed after the exchange of letters un
til their betrothal, their marriage speed
ily following. Rhimes lived with his
first wife two years, when Mrs. Rhimes,
on the ground of cruel treatment, ob
tained a divorce.
He remained single two months,
when he chose for his second com
panion Miss Martha Robbins, an In
diana girl. Their married life was one
of discord, and six months after the
second marriage Mrs. Rhimes' temper
formed the basis of a complaint for
divorce, which was granted. Rhimes
caimediately set about to capture hie
third wife, and found a helpmate in
Miss Samantha Bengal of Detroit,
Mich. Their wedded life was remark
able for Its brevity, and in 1882 the
divorce court was again called upon
to record tl e familiar story of domestic
infelicity. Rhimes next found peace
of mind in alliance with Miss Lavlna
Straw of Indianapolis, and, contrary
to past experience, lived happily with
wife No. 4 for upward of a year, when
the hand of fate separated Rhimes
from his girl bride, and the much-married
hoosler was again at liberty.
Rhimes left Indiana and returned a
year later with Mrs. Anna Roland,
whom he met in St. Louis and married.
April 5, 1886, Rhimes was again di
vorced, and he enjoyed single-blessed
ness until July 14 of the succeeding
year, when he again entered the ranks
of the married. His sixth wife was a
woman advanced in pears, Mrs. Sarah
Overly, whose incompatible temper
sufficed to drive Rhimes to seek redress
In the courts, and the woman who took
fclm to be her third husband made way
for Miss Rachel Magnum of Cleveland,
Ohio, their marriage taking place- in
1888. Rhimes divorced her Sept. 8, 1889,
and two months later repented, and,
their reconciliation having been effect
ed, Mrs. Rhimes No. 7, nee Miss Mag
num, became the eighth wife. But an
estrangement soon resulted, and the
Inevitable legal separation became a
matter of court record. When Rhimes
agreed to disagree with his ninth wife
the Indiana courts refused to longer
Issue bills of divorce, and Rhimes went
to Dakota, where he acquired a reel
dence, secured a decree and returned
to Berrien county, Michigan, where he
was married to Miss Stella Bloom
hagen, aged 24. Rhimes lived long
enough in Michigan to divorce his tenth
wife, and, returning to the scenes of
bis former marital conquests, was mar
ried to Mrs. Mary Walsh, with whom
be lived longer than any his previous
wives. But the mania for divorce still
controlled him, and In March, 1895, wife
Ho. 11 cast off the name of Rhimes.
The hoosler patriarch was married to
wife No. 12 last week. She was Miss
Mamie Wood, aged 21, whose portrait
printed above.
Cheap Notoriety.
Louis Lombard and R. E. Johnson, of
New York, announce themselves as
candidates for president and vice presi
dent respectively on a platinum plat
form, and promise, if successful, not
to seek re-election. They claim that
ratlnum is a better metal than gold,
cause It wears longer, it represents
a greater value in small bulk, there is
no fear of flooding the country with
it and the standard of value cannot be
artificially affected.
Swallowed False Teeth.
The Rev. T. W. Russell, of OttHmwa.
Iowa, swallowed his false teeth at
breakfast At 10 o'clock, his sufferings
it on apoplexy and death ensued.
Then Downed a Doso of Paris Greest to
Kill the Hog.
Patrick Billow camo near meeting
death in a peculiar manner. While
walking down the La'e Erie and
Western tracks at Muncie, Ind., the
othet day a bug flew in his mouth and
he swallowed it From the taste the
insect left in his throat he thought it
was a potato bug and hastened to his
boarding-house and asked his landlady
what she used to kill potato bugs. She
stated that she generally used Paris
green and he then hastened to u. f.
Campbell'3 drug store, where he pur
chased 15 cents worth of the poison
and upon returning to his room he
swallowed a large quantity of the drug.
In a short time he was suffering with
pains in his stomach and became un
conscious. Physicians were called and
administered emetics, which caused
him to vomit, and sure enough a pota
to bug came forth with the parts green.
Ho has not yet fully recovered from
the effects of the poison, but Is out of
Spranf from a Flying; Locomotive to
Save a Woman.
Charles Wilson, a fireman on the
Northern railroad of New -'Jersey,
bravely rescued a woman the other day
at the risk of his own life. A train
on the Northern road was coming out
of the Be. gen tunnel and a train on the
New Jersey & New York road was ap
proaching the tunnel, bound for the
depot, when a woman was noticed
standing on the track. Both trains
were going at a fast rate. The woman
seemed paralyzed from fright and did
not move from the track. Fireman
Wilson Jumped out of the cab of the
Northern train and fell in a heap on
the track of the New Jersey & North
ern. He was somewhat hurt, but not
seriously and quickly resuming his
feet dragged the woman from out of
the way in the nick of time. She had
been picking coal on the tracks and
did not notice the approach of either
train until both were within a few
yards of her.
Robbed While at Prayer.
While kneeling at her devotions
Mrs. Margaret Eagen was robbed in
the Holy Family church, at Omaha, la
broad daylight About 3 o'clock a re
cent Sunday afternoon Mrs. Eagen
went to church. When near the build
ing she noticed a negro standing there.
He followed the people into the church.
The party of which Mrs. Eagen was a
member took a pew and went through
their devotions. The church was filled
with children, about 300 being present
The negro slipped through the crowd
and went up to the altar, then wheeled
about, and, returning, kneeled beside
Mrs. Eagen, getting so close to her, in
fact, that Bhe gathered in her dress,
surprised at his actions, but suspecting
nothing. Shortly after the negro left
On reaching for her spectacles, Mrs.
Eagen found that her pocketbook, con
taining $21 was missing.
Murdered Family and Self.
In Brightwood, Ind., in a little cot
tage, where happiness had seemed to
dwell, Charles Pfeifer, 21 years old,
the other night murdered his 18-year-old
wife, cut the throat of their 2-months-old
baby boy and hanged him
self to a transom. He was a telegraph
operator in the employ of the Belt rail
way company, and earned a good sal
ary. Fourteen months ago he em
braced the catholic faith, in order that
he might marry Janey Kirk, a girl he
had known since childhood. The rela
tives of neither husband nor wife ever
knew that there was the least trouble
between the two. The only theory ad
vanced is that sudden, insanity over
took the young man.
Wedded in the Saddle.
A wedding which has sensational
features occurred in Athens) N. Y., a
recent afternoon, when Miss Mamie
Van Loan, was united in marriage to
Frank Van Gordon, a Catskill news
dealer. The young couple, Instead of
doing things in the conventional and
commonplace way, created quite a
breeze by appearing on horseback on
the lawn in front of the Van Loan
handsome residence, where in their
novel position, they were married.
Negro Shot by Georgians.
Harris Boone, colored, was shot to
death by a party of citizens at Sparta,
Ga., the other morning. Harris had
raised a disturbance, and when Mar
shal Bowen ordered him to desist the
negro shot the officer. Citizens, en
raged at the assassination of ' David
Silver a few hours before by a negro,
riddled Boone's body with bullets.
: For a young girl to sit on a table la
the presence of young men it may be
taken as a sure sign that she wants to
get married.
March 4 1897
Causes fully half the sickness In the world. K
retains the digested food too long in the bowels
and produces biliousness, torpid liver, lndl-
gestion, bad taste, coated f v m mm
tongue, sick headache, in- I I 1 4
omnia, etc. Hood's Plus 11 1 1 1 0
cure constipation and all Its M
results, easily and thoroughly. 25c All druggists.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co.. Lowell, Mass.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
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COR. 13th & P fits ,
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Full shorthand and business course.
Special aetention given to preparatory
work for high school and uuiversity.
Before deciding what school to attend
write for full information or call at
Academy. Take elevator at P street
CUBED- t .
BheuEiaticm, Eczema, Kidney and Stomach
is but the truth to say that hund
eds of people suffering from above and
other diseases have been cured or greatly
benefitted by the nse of the medicinal
waters at Hot Springs, S. D. If you are
interested, address for particulars, A. S.
Fielding.City Ticket Agent Northwestern
Line, 117 South Tenth St., Lincoln, Neb.
President. ! Secretary.
This school Is glrlnir Its students Rood work
and is ni-to-date. Instruction Riven in the fol
lowing branches:
1 1 rtiW rUTImi,
Send 11s the names of 12 young persons who
want to attend a business college and we wlU
send yon onr "Business Student" for ons year.
Lincoln Business College,
llth and O Sts., Lincoln. Tel. 254.
Il to 1 lb. B"' WlwrerCsiwBfy Myi tl
Un g. 1 1 bslSnil.MHilt-ftl lituct
T0nn9rfl IWt be famabulml li;
O. UlUliUUI U a Trust, Bnjt of Uie SUnuraeliiron.
Eindrels of Speoialttes at lrai than Wholeale pricei tiv.
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Itnne Ilills
li-'Ilnrrr-Mn,, Ti-ittln, Anvllt,
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Crop report.
1876 Good crop.
' 1876-Qood crop.
1877 Good crop.
1878 Good crop.
1879 Good crop.
1880 Short crop.
1881 Good nrnn
1882 Good crop.
1883 Good crop.
1884 Good crop,
1885 Good crop,
1886 Good crop.
1887 Short cron.
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xooo uooa crop.
1889 Big crop.
1890 Failure.
1891 Good crop.
1892 Good crop.
1893 Short crop.
1894 Failure.
1895 Fair wop.
1896 Bier eroo.
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this out aad mail it to your friends ia
the east and tell them the Burlinn-ton ia
the direct line to Nebraska.
O. W. BONNBLL, C. P. and T. A.
Lincoln, Neb.
Soo" Rallwaii
on Government Land in North Dakota.
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