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JD.AJLiy , Km- SATURDAY MAIICH 25 , i882.
THE DAILY BEE
tMAHA PUBLISHING CO. , PROPRIETORS.
010 Farnham , bet Oth and 10th Street * .
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
0 * copy 1 T ear , In adTancepostrald ( ) 110.00
B months " " . . . 8.00
1 minth " " . . . 8.00
' : * AIIiWAY
TIME TABLE ,
trui "AR CTJICAOO , Bt. rirji uomMroua iici
.OMAIli RAILROAD ,
Leave Omaha Pawtncrer No. J , 8:30 : a. m. Ac *
e mmoJatlon No. 4 , 1:0 : ( p. m
ArrUeOmaba Vofxcnger No. 1,6:80 : p. tn ,
Aci-otninodatlon No. S , 10.60 a. m.
LJAVIHO OMAHA iAn 01 sotrrn JODKD.
a , B. & 0. 7(0 : a. m. 3:40 : p. m.
a & N. W. , 7:40 : a. m. 3:10 : p. m.
a , H. I. & P. . 7:40 : a , m. 3:40 : p. m.
K. 0. , St J. & 0. B. , leaves at 8 a , m. and 6SO :
p u. ArrlteaatEt. Loulsat 6:30 : kt m. and 6:62 :
m.W. , SLlj.ii P. , leaves at 8 a. m. and 3:40 : p.
Arrives a St. Louis at 6:40 : a. m. and 7:30 :
WKST OR Boarnwnra.1
0 * M. In Neb. , Through Expren , 8:60 : t. m.
B % M. Lincoln Express 0:20 : p. m.
U ! ' , Overland Exprcm , 12:16 : p. m.
0 , .t R. V. for Lincoln , 11:45 : a , a.
O.&Jl V. for Oscoola. 8:40 a , m.
U , P freight No. C , 6:30 : a. m.
0. P ' rclght No. B. 8:20 : a. m.
U. V. freight No. 13 , 2:60 : pi m.
D , P , freight No. 7 , 6:10 : p. m. emigrant ,
. . . P. Denver exprcM , 7:35 : p. m.
U. P. freleht No 11. 11:30 : p. m.
U. ? . Dcnvct freight , 8:25 : p. m.
tRktVWb rROK (1ST AND rKHTIU.
0 B , k Q 6:00 : a. m. 7:26 : p m.
C. > N. W. , 8:45 : a. m. 7:26 : p. m.
C. R. I , & P.,9:46 : ft. tn. 9.06 p. m.
a. C. , St Joe & 0 B. , 7:10 : a. m. 6:46 : p. m
ARR1VIKO FROX Till UK-IT AKD BOrjntWtST.
0. & R. V. from Lincoln 1.08 p. m.
U P. 1'ftclflc Express 3:25 : p. m.
D a 11. In Neb. , Through Express 1:16 : p m ,
" * M. Lincoln Express 9,40 a m.
C P. Denver express , 7:36 : a. tu.
U. P. Freight No. 14 2:60 : p. m.B
U. P. No. 6 6iO : a. m. Kmlg ant i
U. P. freight No. II , 12:16 : p. m.
U. P. So. 8-9:00 : p. m.
U. P. No. 12 1:46 : a. m.
U. P. Denier freight , 1:10 : a , m.l
0. & R , V. mixed , ar. 4:45 : p. m.
BtTHMT TRACUI B1TWKKN OMillt An
beavn Omaha at 3:00 : , 9:00 : , 10:00 : and 11:00
p D. ; 1 0 2:00 : , 8:00 : , 4:00 : and 6:00 : p. m.
ixiave Council Bluffs at 8:26 : , 0:26 : , 10:25 : and
l5 : a. m. ; 1:26 : , 2:25 : , 3:26,4:26 : : and 6:26 : p. m.
Sundays The dummy leaves Omaha at 0:00 :
and 11:00 . m. ; 2:00,1:00 : : and 6:00 : p. tn. Leaves
'Council ' BluOg at 9:26 : and 11:26 a. m. ; SS8,4:26 : :
and 6:25 : p , m.
Through and local passenger trains between
Omaha and Council BluOs. Loate Omaha 6:16 : ,
7:15 , 8:60 : a. m. ; 3:40 : , 6:46 : , 6:00 : p. m. Arrive
Omaha 7:40,11:35,11:46 : : a. m. ; 6:40 , 7:06 : , 7:16 : ,
| 40 . m.
_ _ _ _ _
Opening anl doling of Mrlli.
BOCTI oral. CLOSE.
a. m. p. m. a. m. < p. m.
'Ohl < n 4. N. W 11.00 9:00 6:80 : 2:40 :
Chicago , K I. & PttdQc. 11:00 : 9:00 6:80 : 2:40 :
Ohlcauro. B. & Q 11:00 : _ BKX > 6:80 : 2:40 :
Vf abash 12:30 5:80 :
iBIoux City and PacIOc. . 9.00 6:30 : S:40 :
'Union PocUb . 4:00 : 11:40 :
Omaha & K. V . 40 11:40
I.kM. In Neb . 4:00 8:10
'Omaha & Sioux City. . . . 6:00 : 7:30
B. AM. Lincoln . 10:30 : 8:00 :
U. P. Lincoln , Sunday. . . 1:30 11:00 :
J. P. Denver Ext ) . 9:00 : 6:30 :
O. . S'.onxClty ' & St P. . . 11:00 2:40 :
'iiiil mails for State of Iowa leave but once a
day , viz:6:30a.m. :
Oilce open Sundays from 12 m. to 1 p. m.
TTTOS. F HALL P M.
i Business Directory ,
Abstract and Real Estate.
JOHN L. McCAQUK , opposite Poet Office.
W. B. BAHTLETT 817 South 13th Street
Architect * .
DUFBKNE & MENDELSSOHN , ARCHITECTS
Room 14 , Crclghton Block.
A. T. LAROE Jr. , Room 2. Cicuthton Block.
Boot * and Shoe * .
JAMES DIVINE t co. ,
Vine Boots and Shoos. A ( rood assortment
home work on band , corner 12th and Barney.
TH08. ERICKBON , a E. cor. 16th and Douglaa.
JOHN FORTUNATUB ,
( Of 10th street , manufactures to order good work
at fair price * . Rcoalrinc done.
I. F. LARRIMEK Manufacturer. 1517 Dourlaiit.
Book * . New * and Stationery.
J. L FBUEHAUF 1015 Farnham Street.
Butter and Egg * .
MoSHANE & SCHROEDER , the oldest B. and K.
hoafle In Nebraska osUblUhed 1876 Omaha.
MRS. A. BYAN ,
( vo'iiwest corner IBthand Dodpe.
Beat Board for the Money.
Satisfaction Guaranteed ,
hi ill at all Hoars.
Board by the Day , Week or Month.
Good Terms for Cub.
Furnished R/wrns Supplied.
Carriages and Road Wagons.
WU 8NYDER , 14th and Harner Streets.
J. HARRIS will pay hlghcstCaeh price for second
band clothlnr. Corner 10th and Farnham.
JOHN BAUMER 1314 Farnham Street.
H. BEBTUOLD , Rags and Metal.
Lumber Lime and Cement.
FOSTER & QUAY corner 6th and DougUa Sts.
Lamp * and Qluswaro.
J. BONNER 1309 Douglas St. Good Variety.
Merchant Tailor * .
0. A LINDQUEST ,
Onoot our most pcpular Merchant TalKia It re
ceiving the latest doelcns for Spring and Jiimmur
Gooda for certleineu a wear. Stylish , Jurablc ,
and prices low ea ever 21618th bet. DOUL & Farn.
. O. A. K1NGK.II , Wlioleule and Retail , Fan
cy OooJs In great variety , Zephyrs , Card Boartla , * "
flonlery , Gloves , Coraets , ic. Cheapest House In $1
lh-\V8t. ! I'urcliascru ea\o SO per cent Order
by Mail. 115 Fifteenth Street.
JOIN WEAHNE & SONS cor. 14th & Jackson eta
Hour and Food ,
I OMAHA om MILLS , bth and Farnbtm Jta. ,
Wthhans Bros. , proprietors.
Qrocer * .
t. bTEVENS , 2itt between Curnlng ami Iiat
T A. MoWANK , Corn. 23d n-l CumlngBtrects.
iu , Iron ana dteel ,
OLAN ti LANQWORTJiy , Wholesale , 110 am1
US ! Ibth street '
A. HOLMF.8 corner 18th and California.
Harriets , Saddle * , etc.
d. WKIBT 20 13th St. bet FarnUarnuy. .
Hotel * Jc
, ' &NFIELD HOUSE , Goo. CanHeId,9th & Farnhxm
DORAN HOUSE , P U. Cary , 018 Farnham Bt.
SI/AVEN'S HOTEL. F. Slavcn , 10th St.
Southern Hotel Ous. Hamel 8th &Lcavenwortb
Drugs , Paint * and Oils. 1
KUIIN & CO ,
Vlihiuiaclsts , Fine Vane Uoods , Oor , 16ta and
C. FIELD , 023 North Side Cumlng Street ,
PARK. Druggist. 10th and Howard Streets.
OB. PAUL Wllllami' Block Cor. 16th & Dodge. ml
Ury Goods Notion * , ttc.
JOHN U. F , LEilMANN & CO. ,
K w York Dry Goods Store , 1310 and IBIS Farn.
L 0. Et-cwola also boots and shoes 7th & Pacific ,
4 t , GROSS , New and Btoond Hand Furniture
od Stores , 1114 Douglas. Highest cash price
aid for second ban i tooct.
BONNER 1809 Dan/la it. Fine itood * . fcc.
OUABA FENCE CO.
DiTBIE8CC 1S1J Barney St. , Improve
a Ie BOZM , Ircr acj Wood Fence * , Offlet
Uiwi , Ooonlii * Pto * and Walnut
Otfrart and Tobacco.
WEST * FRIT9CDER , manufacturers of Clgtri
nd Wholemla Doalerol n ToMccot , 1S0& Donglan ,
V. f. LORKNZKH manufacturer 1416 Far n ham
A. Donagho * , plant * , cut flowers , wed ) , ooqnei
stc , N. W. cor. 16th and Doarlu street *
0111 Engineer * and Surveyor * .
ANDRKW ROSEWATEtl , Crelchton ( Block
Town Surveys , OroJe and ScwfrtRe Srttami
Oommlrtlon Merchant * .
JOHN 0. W1L US.1I14 DajRO Street.
D n. BKKMKR. For det&lli lee larKe adrcrtlie-
mcnt In Dall ? and Weekly.
Western Cornice Works. Manufacturer Ire
Jornlce , Tin , Iron and Slate Roofllng. Orders
from any locality promptly executed In the bee
nanner. Factory and Office 1818 Harney St.
C. SPEC1IT , Proprietor.
Iron Cornices , Window Caps , etc.
manufactured and put up In any part of th
aountry. T. 31N1IOLU 419 Thirteenth street
J. BONNER 1300 Douglas street. Good line.
Clothing and Furnishing Uoods.
JEO. II. PETERSON. Alto HaU , Caps , Boot *
Shoe * Notions and Cutlery , 804 8.10th street
Refrigerator * , Oanfleld'a Patent.
0. F. GOODMAN llth St. bet Farn. A Harner
Show Case Manufactory.
0. J. WILDK.
Manufacturer and Dealer In all kinds of Show
CMOS , Upright Casea , a ' . , 1817 COM 8t
FRANK It. GERHARD , proprfctor Omaha
Show Cast ) manufactory , 818 South 16th street
between Loa > enworth and Marcy , All Rood
warranted Hrst-claw. _ _ _
Pawnbroker * .
ROHKNFELD. 10th Bt. bet , far. * liar
Utovei ana mware.
A. BURME3TEH ,
Dealer In Btovca and Tinware , and Manufacturer
of Tin Roofs and alt kind * of Building Work
Odd Fellows' Block.
J. BONNKR. 1809 Douglaa St. Good and Cheap.
Seed * .
J. EVANS , Wholesale and Retail Seed Drills and
Cultivators Odd Fellows Hall.
Physician * and Surgeon * .
W. B. GIBBS , M. D. , Room No i , Crdghton
Block , IBth Street
P. S. LEI8ENIUNO , M. D. Masonic Block.
C. I. HART , M. D. , Eye and Ear , opp. portofflto
DR. L. B. QRADD7.
Oculist and Aurlst 8. W 16th and Farnham 8t
Photograpner * .
GEO. HEYN , PROP.
Grand Central Gallerv ,
21 ! Sixteenth Street ,
ucar Mosonle nail. First-claw Work and Prompt
ness guarantee ! )
Plumbing , Ua * and Steam Fitting.
P. W. TARPY & CO. , 21012th Ut , bet Farnbam
and Douglas. Work promptly attended to.
D. FITZPATHICK , 1409 Doufftaa Street , ,
Intlng an aper anglng.
HENRY A. KOSTKR3.141 podge Street
Shoe Store * .
Phillip Lang 1820 Farnham St. bet 18th & 14th.
Second Hand Store.
PERKINS * LEAR , 1416 Douglas St. New and
Second Hand Furniture , Houao Furnishing Goods ,
Ac. , boutrbt and eold on narrow marrina.
Ualoon * .
HKNRY KAUFMANN ,
In toe new brick block on DougUa Street , has
jtut opened ft most elegant BeeJ Hall.
Hot Lunch from 10 to 12
11 Caledonia " J FALCONER 018 18th Street
Undertaker * .
CHAB. RIEWE , 101S Farnham. bet. 10th & lltd.
OS Dent Btorei. .
P. 0. BACKUS 1206 Farnhara St. . Fancy Ooodl
DAVIS & SNYDER ,
1605 Farnham St. , . . . Omaha. Nebra
* 3b 4D9v * cj m.TK rf wmr
Caru.ully selected land In Kaatern Nebmaknfot
sale. Great Bargains In Improved ( anna , and
Omaha city property. ,
O. F , DAVIS WKK8THV PN7TSKB'
L rd rerr'r V P
Employinent Agent !
Railroad-Outfit on Short Notice ,
.llth St. , Near Farnham.
OEAIB'S OITY GEEBN HOUSE
Is now open to the public with a full supply o
Cut Flowers and Plants .
For Sale. We will bo glad to bare the public
call and eeo us
Bouquets or Any Floral Design Mode
ON THE SnORTKBT NOTICE.
City Green House , 8. W. Cor 17th and Web
ster , ono block from 10th street care. Nursery.
23a street , opposite Foit. Jos. Y. CralfT , Florist
and Landscape Gardner. Kcb2 Bin.
W. J. CONNELL ,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
OrTio If rent Rooms ( up stairs ) In Hanpcom
new lit.ck hulldinp , NV earner Pfteentb no
EAST - INDIA
g ' * ; &
ILER & CO , , II
Bole Manufacturers. OMA.HA.
JOHN HIABLKR , KROUK MCIUMP ,
President , Vlco Pres't. is.ba .
W. S. UKISIIER , Sec. and Treos. ba
THE NEBRASKA cli ,
MMMCTEM 00 fo ta
Lincoln , Neb. ar ,
MANUFACTUKKU8 OF dt
Corn Planter * , Harrows , Farm Rollers , K
Sulky Hay Rakes , Bucket Elevating Wind. IK
Is , &c.
We are prepared to do Job work and inanufac-
turli g tot other parties.
Addres all orders mi
NEBRASKA MANUFACTUIIINO CO , ,
LiaooLM , NUB. to
H. D. MCLAUGHLIN , ItK
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW d
_ And Notary Public. at ;
Dexter L , Thomas
Boom BWiefchtan Bloc wi
RED MOUNTAIN BAR.
MULFORB'S LIFK ON THE
I lived at Ited Mountain Bar during -
ing its period of decay. I saw its
decay. I may say that ns a mining
camp I witnessed its fall. I lived
there when the few "boys" loft used
daily , after the close ot an unsuc
cessful river soasMi , ta sit in a ror on
a log by the river'e edge , and thoro.
surveying their broken dam , would
chant cusaos on their luck. The lar
store was then still in existence.
Thomson was ita proprietor. The
stock , on hand had dwindled down to
whisky. The bar nnd ono filled
bottle alone survived. On rainy
nights , when the few minors loft
would gatnor about the stove , Thomp
son would take down his fiddle , nnd
fiddle and sing "What can't bo
cured must bo endured , " or , ' 'The
Lord into his garden came ; the spices
smelt about the same" a quotation
of unknown authorship. Of neigh *
bora , living in their cabins strung
along the banks for half n milo above
the store , there was Keen Faun , _ an
ngod-morcantilo and mining China
man , with a colony about him of leaser
and facially indistinguishable country
men of varying numbers. Second ,
"Old Harry , . " an aged negro a skilled
[ lorfonnor on the bugle nnd a singer ,
who offered at times to favor us with
what ho termed a "little ditto. " Ho
was the Ethiopio king of a knot of
Kanakas gathered about him. Third ,
"Bloody Bill , " so called from his fro-
quontusoof the sanguinary adjective
and , as may bo guessed , an English
man. Fourth , an old Scotchman ,
ono of the Bar's oldest inhabitants ,
who would oomo to the store with the
ittlo bit of gold dust , gathered after
a hard day's "crovicing , ' * complaining
: ! mt "gold was getting as scarce as
.ho grace of Gnd in the Hoolands of
Scotland " Fifth , McFarlano , a
white-boarded old follow , another
nonccr , who after a yearly venture
nto some strange and distant locality
.o "change his luck , " waa certain
tvontually to drift back again to the
Bar , which ho regarded as homo.
Down the river , nestled high up in a
stoop and picturesque gulch , stood the
mckoyo-omboworod cabin of old
Jonathan Brown , the ditch tender , a
great roaderof weekly "story papers , "
who lived tike a'boy in the literature
of The Western Frontier Penny
Awful , and who , coming to the store
and perching himself on the counter ,
would sometimes break out in re
marks about how "Them thar Indians
; ot the bettor of "em at last , " to the
istonishmont of the "boys , " who im
agined at first that ho referred to In
dians in the locality , suggesting possi-
> ilities of a repetition of the great
Oak Flat uprising of 1880.
AN TJNrBOFITABLK INDUSTRY.
At the "top of the hill , " a mile and
a half away , stood the "Yankee
lanch , " kept by a bustling , uunoasy
md rather uncomfortable man from
D Massachusetts , aided by his good-
natured , easy-going son-in-law. Ono
ainy winter's aoy the "boys" congre-
; atod about Thompson's store became
leizcd with a whim tor the manufac-
uro of little pasteboard men turning
grindstones , which , fastened to the
tovo , wore impelled to action by the 1
seconding current of hot air. So they
mokod their pipes , and wrought all
.uy , until the area of stovepipe bo-
iamo thickly covered with little paato-
> oard men busily turning pasteboard
; rindstones. Then , George M. G. ,
he son-in-law of the Yankee Ranch ,
came down'tho' hill to borrow an ax.
Steorgo was of that temperament and
nclination to bo of all things charmed
rith a warm stove on a cold , rainy
ay , a knot of good follows about it , a
requont pipe of tobacco , maybe an
ccasional punch and the picas-
ig manufacture of hot-air-
riven little pasteboard men
urning pasteboard grindstones.
lo forgot his ax sat down and began
nth the rest the manufacture of pasta-
ward men and grindstones. And ho I
cept on till a late hour of the night ,
nd staid at the bar all nieht and all
10 next day and that next night , un-
1 the stovepipe was covered to its
cry top with little men , all working
way tor dear lito turning grindstones ;
nd on the second day of his stay the
lasporatod father-in-law suddenly
ppeared and delivered himself in im-
mt'diit invective with regard to such
onduct on the part of a son-in-law
out forty hours' previously to borrow
n ax. Such was the circle oft gath-
red on the long , rainy winter's eve
bout the Thompson store stove. All
moked. Keen Fann frequently drop-
od in. Ho stood respectfully , as a
irathon should in such a Christian as- 11
uinhliigo , on its outer edge , or hum- 11n
ly appropriated snmo unoccupied keg , w
nd lor the ret t yrinnod. From his SI
ttlo piggy eyes to his double chin SIci
Coon's face was a permanently settled ciyo
A riONKKU CHINAMAN , r
Keen F.uin hud learnuit aboil * a
twenty words of English and would
ram no more. In liio estimation , n
tvyniyAwards , variously used ,
tor n port of grammatical kuloiilu-
pi. f.ttliiun , seemed adequate to VHI
sonvoy evoiything required Ono of HIUI
presumed English expressions UItl
uijg puzzled the boys. As-li , ' the It
irico of articles at the store liu would
laj ; "Too muchco polyfoot , " At
ast the riddle was correctly guessed.
ilo meant : "Too much profit. " in
For prolrctian Keen Fann built his
loueo oppomlo the storo. The Moxi0
ians were then attacking and robbing in
solatcd bands of Chinamen. At ono C
ar a few miles below , then deserted 0
the whites , the Chinese had inw
ilosod their camp with a high stockade bl
logs. Yet ono night they wore atin
acked. The Mexicans besieged their w
ortrcss for hours , popperinc ? them af
rom the hillside with revolvers , and ae
last they broke through the Mon- lit
lolian works and bore off all their
lust and a dozen or moro revolvers , b :
Ceon Faun's castle was in dimensions pi
tot moro than 12x15 foot , and in in
icight two stories. Within it
ras partitioned oft" into rooms not in
nuch larger than dry goods boxes. tl :
Fhe hallways wore just wide enough HIh
squeeze through , and very dark , h (
was intensely labyrinthian , and Hw
voen was always making it more by w
levising new additions. No white Ifai (
nan ever did know exactly whore the ai
itructuro began or ended. Keen was st
merchant , dealing principally in gin , If
Uh and opium. His store was in Ifhi
volved in this curious dwelling , all of tils
own construction. In the store
ras a counter. Behind it there was
just room for Keen to sit down , and
in front there was just room enough
ftr the customer to turn around.
When -Keen was the merchant ho
looked imposing in an immense pair of
Chinese spectacles. When ho shook
his rocker in the bank ho took oft"
thcso spectacles. Ho WAA a largo con
sumer of his own gin. I once asked
him the amount of his weekly allow
ance. "Mo tink8Atd he , "onoqnl-
Ion , hap. " From the upper story of
the castle protruded a Hugo spear
head. It wag nindo by the local
blacksmith , and intended as n inonaco
to the Mexican bandits. As they
grow bolder nnd moro threatening ,
Keen sent down to San Francisco and
purchased a lot of old pawn-shop re-
volvoM. Thcso being received , military
preparation and drill wont on for SOT-
oral weeks by Keen and his forces.
Uo practiced at target-shooting ,
aimed at the mark with both eyes
shut , and for those in its immediate
vicinity with a most ominous and
threatening waver of the arm holding
the weapon. It was prophesied that
Keen would kill somebody with that
pistol. None over expected that he
would kill the proper poron. Yet ho
did. One night an alarm was uiven.
Keen's castle was attacked , The
'boys , " hearing the disturbance ,
grabbed their rides and pistols , and
sallied from the store. The robbers ,
finding themselves in a hornet's neat ,
ran. By the uncertain light of a
waning moon the Bar was soon cov
ered with Chinamen gabbling aid
gesticulating. Over the river tno
, non were swimming. Kcou , from
the bank , pointed his revolver at one ,
shut his eyes and fired. Ono of the
nen crawled out of the water and
.umbled in ahoapamong the bowlders.
The "boys" crossed , and found there
a strange white'man , with Keon's
ullet through his backbone.
A PKHILOUS TRIP.
I experienced about the narrowest
escape of my life in a boat during a
freshet on the Tuolunino crossing I
counted myself a good river boatman ,
and had just ferried ever a Swell's
Bar miner. Ho had come to pur
chase a gallon of the native juice of
the grape , which was then grown ,
and sold at Bed Mountain
ar. When ho crossed with mo ho
was loaded with it. Some of it wa
outside of him in a demijohn and s mn
if it was insido. Indeed it was iimuo ,
of us both. I sot him across all right.
On returning , by taking advantage of
a certain eddy , ono could bo rushed
up stream counter to the current
coining down for a quarter of a mile ,
and at a very rapid rato. It was very
exciting thus to bo carried in an op-
of the great billowy swell coming
down. It was sort of sliding down
hill without the trouble of drawing
one's sled up again. So I wont up
and down the stream. The Red
Mountain wine meantime was work-
ing. Night came on , a glorious moon
arose oyer the mountain tops ; and I
kept sliding up and down , the Tuo-
luiuno. I became moro daring and
careless. So that suddenly in the
very fury of the mid-stream billows I
slipped oil' the stern shoots at a sud
den dip of the boat and fell into the
river. I was heavily clad in flannels
and mining boots. Of my stay under
water I recollect only the thought ,
'You're in for it this time. This is
no common baptism. " The next I
know I was clinging to a rock half a
mile below the scene of the submer
gence. I had been swept under water
through the Willow Bar , the walls of
whose rocky channel , chiseled by tke
current of centuries , wore narrower at
the top than on * the river bed , and PI
through which th'o waters swept in a
succession of coils and whirlpools. Wet
and dripping , I tramped to the nearest
cabin , a mile and a half distant , and olII
ataid there that night. Rod Moun II 81
tain Bar , on seeing the mishap , gave 8Jat
me up for lost all but ono man , who tt at
was negative on that point for the rea tttv
son , as ho alleged , that I was not destined 21hi
tined to make the final
exit by water. I'l
reappeared the next morning at the I'lol
Bar. When I told the boys that I fi
had boon swept through the Willow fa
Bar they instituted comparisons of 1C
similarity in the mat'ior of voracity be Inai
twixt .myself and Ananias of old. It tc
was the current impression that no Pim
man could pass through the Willow btar
Bar alive. ar
Chinese Camp , five miles distant' ' ,
stood as the metropolis for Red
Mountain Bar. It contained but a
few hundred people. Yet , in our esti
mation ut that time it bore the eamo
relative importance that Now York
docs to some agricultural village a 4
hundred miles away. Chinese Camp
meant restaurants , where wo could
revel in the luxury of eating n meal
wo were not obliged to prepare our
selves , a luxury none can fully appre
ciate save those who have served for
years as their own cooks. Chinese [ a
Camp meant saloons , palatial as com
pared wi'h the bargrotigory ; it meant
daily mail nnd communication
with th > * groit world without ; it
inuiint h 'tola ' , where fltr.iu 'u faces
mil/lit } > seen daily ; it meant , per
haps , nbuvo all , the nightly inmlungo.
When Jiving for months and years in Hi
unch out-of-tlio-wny nuoksund corners CO
Red Mountain liar and 1111
, us were
tlioubumlsnf now forgotten and nameless - 1111E
loss flats , RUlchoa and bum in Califor E
nia , cut oil' from nil regular commu
nication with the world , where the
lion li [
occasional passage of HOIIIU
AH event , the limited stir
nnd bustle of such a place ns
OhinoBu Cump lUBiiiHud un increased
importance and interest. Chinese
Damp justice presided ut our lawsuits.
OhinoHo Camp was the Mecca to
which all hands resorted for the grand
blow-out at the close of the river min
ing season. With all their hard work
ivlut independent times werj those on
iftor all. True , claims wore uncertain
to yield ; hopes of making fortunes
md been given over. But so long as
91.50 or $2 pickings remained on the
banks men were comparatively their
jwn masters. There was none of the
inexorable demand of business conso-
juont on situation and employment
the great city , where , sick or neil , T
.ho toilers must hie with machine-
iiko regularity at the early morning
liour to their posts of labor. If the
Hod Mountaineer didn't "feel Iiko
rvork" in the morning ho didn't "work ,
ho preferred to commence digging
md washing at 10 in the morning in-
itead of 7 , who should prevent him ? c
, after the morning labor , ho desired
siesta till 2 in the afternoon , it was
A rABADIBOAL UETHBAT.
Of what nature could give tberewft * R
much at the bar to make ptooaan
man's stay on earth , save n great doa
of cash. Wo rnjoyod ft mild climate
no long , _ hard winters to provide
nf\inst ! ; a soil that would raise nlmoai
any vegetable , a necessity or luxury ,
with very little labor. Grapes or figs ,
apples or potatoes , land to no had for
the nskinir ; water for irrigation accessible -
iblo on every hand ; plenty of pasture
room ; no crowding. A quarter of n
section of such soil nmlclimatewithin
forty miles of Now York city , would
bo worth millions. Contrast nuoli n
land with the bleak hills about Boston ,
whore half the year is spoilt in astrng.
glo to provide for the other half. Yet
wo wore all anxious to get awny , Our
heaven was not at lied Mountain.
Fortunes could not bo digged there.
Wo spent time and strength iu n
scramble for a few ounces of yellow
Tnutnl , while iu tlio spring-time the
rales and hillsides covered with How-
era argued in vain that they had
the greatest rownrd for our
picks and shovels. Hut none
listened. Wo groveled in the mud
and stones of the oft-worked bank.
Yearly it responded loss add less to
our efforts. One by ono the "old-
timers" left. The boarding house of
Dutch Bill nt the further end of the
Bar long stood empty , and the meek' '
eyed and subtle Chinaman stole from
it sides board after board ; the sides
skinned off , they took joist after joist
from the frame work. None over saw
them so doini . Thus silently and
mysteriously , like a molting snow
bank , the great , ramshackle boarding
house disappeared , until naught wan
left save the chimney. And that also
vanished brick by brick. All of
which material entered into the com
position and construction of that ir
regular ! ) ' built , amoko-tannod , con
glomerate of Ohineso huts clustered
near the Keen Funn coalle.
AN KXOIIUI FKOM Til It BAIL
"Old Grizzly" McKurhmo wont
away. So did Bloody Dill. So the
Bar's population duinitled. Fewer
travelers , dot-like , were seen climb
ing the steep trail o'or Rail mountain ,
Miller , the Chinese Gump news agent ,
who , with mail bigs well filled with
the Now York paporc , had for years
cantered from Rod Mountain to Mor
gan's Dar , emptying his sack as ho
went at the rata of fifty and twenty-
live cents per sheet , paid the Bar his
last visit and closed out the newspaper -
per business there forever. Then the
county supervisors abolished it as an
election precinct , and its name no
longer figured in the returns. No more
after the vote was polled and the
result known did the miivo and am
bitious partisan mount liis homo and
gallop ever the mountain to Sonora ,
the county seat , twenty iniloi away ,
to deliver the official c Mint , signed ,
sealed and attested by the loe.il Hod
Mountain election inspectors. Fi
nally' ' the bar dwindled to Thompson ,
Keen Faun and his Mongolian band.
Then Thompson left. Keen Fann
grieved at losing his friend and pro
tector. Ho came on the eve of de
parture to the dismantled store.
Pears wore in his oyea. Ho presented
Thompson with a basket of tea and a
silver half-dollar , and spoke to him in
incoherent and intranslatablo words
of lamenting polyglot English
OMAIIA , Nob. , May 29 , 1881.
H. H. WAKNER & Co. : SIRS I
liavo frequently used your Safe Kid
ney and Liver Cure for rheumatic at
tacks and have always derived benefit
therefrom. E. D. KITTON.
PHOB08AL9 FOK THE CONSTHUOTION OK
Owen or PITY KKOINXIR , )
OMAHA Nr.u , 1881. f
Sealed propo > li will ho rcuilvcd at the office
ol the undersigned until T.uilay April 4tb.
1882 12 o'clock noon , tor ilio conettuutlou of
sewers In North Omaha a follous : 1000 feet Ol
feet brick newer 723.foet Sj feet brick newer
and 72S of 6 } feet bilck newer , located on lurd
ttrcct betKctn IBth aud 17th , and on 17th be
tween ( card and Nicholas , bcUccn 17th and
Slot streets , together'with all necessary man
holes , lamp ! holes , and catch liaslns , an per
plans and specifications In the city Knglnocn
office. Proposals to bo prepared upon blanks
furnished by Iho city Knglnocr. Ulan will also
DO received for the construction of a timber out
fall embracing the furnishing and driving of
100 oaK piles inoro or leas 25 feet lonu , 12 to 8
Inches , and 1.600 feet of oak lumber M per plans
ond'pcclllcatloTiB In the En 'lnrcrs olllco. work
lieK'ln on or before June 1st , and to be com
plctcd December 1st 1882. Paymcutt to bo
made monthly In ca h warranta , 16 per cent to
rcseriod until final completion , and accept
ance of work by the proper mitnoritlcs. All
bids ! to bo accompanied by the signature of proposed -
posed fltirctk'i'.ulio will in inent of awarding of
coniract enter Into bonds of the i Ity for execu
tion of the vork In thoturn of $30,000 , ,
J , J. Ij. 0. JKWKTT ,
2 City Clerk.
D. S. BENTON.
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
"OPERA IN NEW YOKK ,
Dy Richard Grant White ,
ono of the richly illustrated nrttclcu In
the April CK.vruitr
S. KALISH ,
THE STAR TAILOR.
1 Door W , of Oruioksliank's ' ,
loa now a Duo toinplctu titock o ( Kprlni ; OooiH
loniflktl'iif I ol I'lench , KiiKllth anil tlic l t Do.
iiiMtii.ii. TrlLOHlow or thu lowest , nili ° Iv
BYROfoioJf ? S.B& ca
leal Estate Agency
IN NHBKAHKA )
Keep a ( fiuuiMo alwtiuut of title to ( Ua
Mit.iln Oiiianarn Doui-liM coiintv. mavt
DK. b1. SOHLJUBB , ,
Physician and Surgeon ,
CIIHONIO 1JI8KASE3 , HIIKUilATIBH , Ktc. ,
A BI'KCIAIiTY. a ,
llllco No. 1U2 Farnham St. . lietwuon Hth and
16th. Omalitt , Nubtf \ " " I
COUNSELOR AT - LAW a ,
J. H. McOULLOOH ,
Uooui 1 , Crelijhton'Block , Flltcenth Street. Cl
CHE OOCIDEITAL a ,
J. I. PAYNTER , 8S 8c <
3orner 10th and Howard
OMAHA , NEB , I
.Two Dollars For Day.
SPRING AND SUMMER STOCKer
Men's , Boys' and Children's !
Ready for Inspection
Palace Clothing Eonse ,
THE LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED
1310 Fnrnam Street , Near 14th.
BASWITZ & WELLS ,
OPERA HOUSE SHOE STORE ,
Under Boyd's Opera House.
Are noW daily receiving large Stocks of
SPRING GOODS ! f
And invite the people to call and examine
Good Goods ! Low Prices !
AND SQUARE DEALING AT THE
" Opera House Shoe Store. "
Is Now Located in His New Store ,
1308 FARNHAM STREET.
One Door East of the New York Dry Goods Store.
AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
NEW STOCK OF SPRING SUITS 1 LARGEST VARIETY
OF BOY'S 'AND CHILDREN'S SUITS EVER SEEN !
" apxucoxis tKTwtvsr oooiacraar. "
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK.
L. BRASH , - - 1308 FARNHAM ST.
Opera House Clothing Store !
J" . IF : LTJlsriD.
Daily Arrlvala of Now Snrlng Goods in
ClotMng and Ws Furnishing Roods1
GOODS MARKED IN PLIAN FIGURES ,
And Sold At
"STRICTLY ONE PRICE ! "
I am selling the Celebrated Wilson Bro.'s Fine Shirts , known
as the BEST fitting and Most Durable Shirts Made.
217 SOUTH FIFTEENTH STREET. mtBfldm
Oldest "Wholesale and .
Jetail JEWELRYHOUSE ! OS1G HOUSE
n Omaha. Visitors can here IN" Till ! WEST I
General Agents for the
ind all novelties in SIL Finest and Best Pianos and
VER WARS , CLOCKS , Organs manufactured.
lien and Stylish Jewelry , Our prices are as Low as
any Eastern Manufacturer
he Latest , Most Artistic , and Dealer.
nd Choicest Selections in Pianos and Organs sold
ElEOIO US STONES and for cash or installments at
Bottom Prices ,
,11 descriptions of FINE A SPLENDID stock of
BATCHES at as Low Pri Steinway Pianos , Knabe
es as is compatible with Pianos , Vose & Son's Pi
Lonorable dealers , Call anos , and other makes ,
Also Olough & Warren ,
nd see our Elegant New
Sterling , Imperial , Smitb
Itore , Tower -Building , American Organs , &c. Do
orner llth and Farnham not fail to see us before pur-
itreets chasm ? .
MAX MEYER & BRO. ,
MANUFACTURERS OF SHOW GASES
Large Stock Always 'on Hand.
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