Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 28, 1885, Image 12
THE OM.AHA DAILY BEE MONDAY , SEPTEMBER 28. 1S85---TWELVE PAGER. 5E SEVEN - HILLED CITY , [ . 'endcrfoot Sings the Praises of Omaha and Contiguous Territory. Growth of City nml plate An KMllRlHcncil Hail- road lollcy Bomo lie- innrlcnble Statistics. : brfts.1ca , . "tho wide-spreading river , " ifcorj-fi/ipondentof the Springfield , iss. ) Jlopitblicati , is a broad , vast , my tflopogently declining eastward " n the liTgh lands of Colorado and Ihcrn Wyoming to the Missouri river , en I first crossed it , M years since , its Utiire was uncertain. The surface of Ihe was compact ami hard to plow. I'hb raln fnllwii.s slight and winds high , ho cofn in the central and western parUs if the stale liable lo blast from Iho hot ezes that occasionally blow. It was mm than iv famous gnr/.ing country. That il would ever produce much corn , lial lame grass would flourish , that fruit 'onld ' bo raised , few people believed. | ) maha , not lo put lee line a point on it , as iv sifild hole , a nondos-eript array of sjhiilf of which appeared lo bo alOonA. J Ti Rs , save in the ii\er bet ems , ( hero wore none. Lincoln , the 'state capital , was a bantling three years "old , untlcdgcd , and much interested to know why it had ever been called into cxislence. Be not incredulous , reader , as I unfold tbp tale qfvhat my experience has been past week in taking another view of broad stale. After traversing the ; $ iMissouri valley fiom Siotix City south- "Sward to Council liluffs , wo descended vilot a muddy bank to bo ferried across Iho ihallow river but proudly a ink swiftly srossed to Omaha on the Unjpi Pacific iron bridge. Hroad , well-jiijpd streets , ( brilliantly lighted , substajJHU lows of brick aim stone businessjjpeks. spacious hotels.iymally siirrisiu ] ) * < iid pleased us. View'ed | ne\'t mornii pliy daylight the surprise jnvreascd. 'J no city , like Homo , lies on a series of hills , not too sleep , however , for continuous lines of slrect railway. The expense of grading has been heavy , but the chance for pictur esque homesteads constant , and wo noted many and many a comfortable mansion , surrounded by trees , pleasant 'l lawns , woll-cared-for llower beds , com manding , by its eminence , a pretty and quite extensive view. Omaha is now a city of some CO"DOO people , wilh real estate of a most substantial character , very largely owned at homo. It has ex cellent banks , several of which arc soon to add now blocks of the best quality to the city's handsome rows of buildings. Half a dozen of the finest railway systems of the west converge here. The popula tion has doubled within live years , and the number of churches has more than doubled ill that time , . , To find the occa- of this brilliant development we mu-t push inward into Nebraska and into the progress that has been made there. And hero I pause tftVmg Iho praises of n certain organization known as the I5ur- linglon and Missouri railroad company. Eastern travelers have long been famil iar with the admirable management of the Chicago , Burlington and Quiiicy. The Burlington and Missouri is managed and controlled , by the some men. Wficn oth ers \vcre in doubt as to Nebraska , these far-sighted men by the way , they live at the Hub said to themsoUes : "Nebraska will bo what we choose to make it. Thc'o prairies if cultivated will yield bountiful harvests. This grand slope needs only tillage to enrich every dwelling on its face. Go to ! Send ahead your engineers , grade , lay the sleepers , down with the rails' ; this land shall have inhabitants und these inhabitants shall have markets for their'wheat and their corn , their eat- tlo and their pork. " Ahead they went Into Saline , Filmore , Clay , Admi , i coun ties. They advoitteed their rich lands. They gave every laeility to inspectors and would-be purchasers. They gave free passes to men inionton the moral needs of the stalct lo teachers and preachers. "Tho Burlington and Missouri is the best temperance society wo have had or over shall have , " said an old citi/en to me. "Xotonly arc their employes not al lowed to drink , but ono i.s liable to discharge if ho is seen lo enter a saloon. " ( Fact. ) They ran their trains with the banic promptness and in the same accom modating spirit that has so long distill-- uishcd the Chicago , Hurlinglon&Quiiioy in llliilo'is anil fowa. They constantly appealed to tlio pride and ambition of their employes by a system of promotions in other \yordK \ by lotormed "ehil ser vice" prineilc.s. ] In a word , they gave tliis eritdu young state , uncertain as to its own destiny , the benefit of a broad , cmtorprMng , lur-seolncj railroad policy in all it.s length and breadth. Thoii : faith was not. misplaced. The ino.stsurprising icsults ha\c followed. Tho'state may now claim an honored place in thu grout quadrilateral , Iowa , Missouri. Kansas , Nebraska. She i.s last , possibly not-liiirst. Lincoln , her capital , u city ot fiomu 20,000 inhabitants , has : i Jinu hiiiiftllou on landMillieiently elevated to command n beautiful distant view. U is laid out , -liko almost all the now west ern towns , In broad , straight avenues , lined with shtulo tree > , that would seem to bu Iwicii llieir real tigo. As ono looks' down them the glimpses of blue prairie beyond frequently aeem like \ww.s of thn sea. The state oapitijfc'bniltt'Of white , conglomerate limeSTone frohi quarries on tlio 1'latto river , hits its two wings linished and tlm central portion is well under headway. 3t lsHinvp'IojuT > lau , handsome , substan tial , lO'fuMt'lvLotil $000,000. In thu sub urbs of tlm city are a largo and ' olid I Hlato prison and a hospital for thu insane. The inmates of the former are trusted to xji rumurkabjtl ( ) Velju ) > if they show by good behavior they ai'6 Iriistworthy.vo saw a number of thmn driving team- , loaded ' with fatono for the oapitol. When wo stopped ill frontMof the prison , ono of' them politely took charge ot our team while wo were inside ; annlhnr seemed to have in chargo-a lilllo ohilil playing in front of thu door. The day wa dear nnd loVely and uno eohlii but rejoleo in his inmost .soul that so hnmano and enlightened - lightened a system of treatment i.s fol lowed. They seem to understand out linro that ono of nature' * profoundi-st Riifoguards is the instinct .she plants of response to trust. The state hospital for Iho iiihaun , to whioh wo drove , linn in front a very broad ov- , } ) an.so ot lawn and blossoming llower beds and it.s windows com- mnnd cheerful tlNtiuil \ iowd. One of the inmates \\lio was at a Iront window iii- u-rrupteil t ooug ho WIIH singing to pleas- tintly .shoilb out to UK , "Kino nlnce wu imvo here , isn't it ! " In a Hold just behind - hind the building .somu two scorn of the inmates \um > bimniog themselves or Htrolling tibo'it ' , nnd they looked with nsldi-rablo Interest at their visitor , ono of them asking If any of ns had any "Moody and Sankoy salvo ! " llut I niiisl - . for other intere-sling -pat-u by. now many - H'aturos of the city , her slate uiiivwaity , Jier artesian well , sucking up and di.s- cliavging salt water Irom u depth of 1,000 lect- mini attention. 1 will only add that a visitor in strongly impressed by what he BOM. with the conviction that good judgment , good taste and good jlniuit'fering has characterized the public ( iNpemUtm'S hero' , that there has been JJttlo cxtrttTagancoi and that thl.1 small capital , in the matter of its own re. l cfll.vtu and buildings , is remarkably H-'tytUliy for to yotmi ; n.t . ° wn- = * ' " ' " " - ' jforwictai. Auureaw the country , n hundred miles to the west. "Farms , I sing , and men who first came hither from the coasts of Illinois' . " The Mil ) It bursting with fertility , and the very railroad tracks are so infested with weeds a locomotive "weed scorcher" has been found necessary. 1 can best de scribe it by saying that it is like a loco motive with smoke-stack slanting earth ward that it ma3f puff and cough its hot breath directly upon ( lie audacious weeds which its thundering passage nlono will not kill. Long , long rows of wild sun- llowon gayly bow to us as wo pass. One , two , three , four counties wo cross. Mag nificent fields of corn often a hundred acres in extent nro on e\cry side the whole distance.Vnpo through a dozen towns and vlllagerrVatigJng 'in numbers from COO to 2.000 Inhabitants1. T.vory ono of them has for its most conspicuous ob ject a large , two-slory brick school house. A nearer view < li < elpso.s neat churches and by Iho track" greitl grfiin elevator ? ' . A gentleman on my right , wliio has for seven years made n constant and thorough study of Nebraska lands , says enthusiastically to me , "For eighty miles w'o Imvo not passed a single quarter-section (1GO ( acius ) of laud that is not e/cellent . ' We paw many wheat as well as corn field- " , but they are not so numerous as in latitudes faither north. We pass fields where the farmeis are curing the prairie grass , getting a ton and n half to the acre , ami nl o ee fre quently monster stacks of t'mothy liny clustering about omo farm hnncn. ( irovcx are not as numerous as in Iowa , but they aio surprisingly abundant. 1 note one admirable practice concerning trees here as well as in lov.'a , namely , mulching. The M'thlo refuse , straw and manure , not being u ed on the land , are , by many people , u ed to mulch their joiiug and mueh-pri/od tree" , and the result is a fabulously vapid growth , t have repeatedly soon trees that were only ten or eleven jears old that were a fool in diameter six tVut al > > ve ground Our journey ends at Il'isting- town ot ? , i)00 ) people , although .some of its rhals in the state , as ( ir.ind' Island and Hea- ti ice , loudly protest this number is too high at all events the low n has as hand some and .auey.au air a- , oinmaj any where find. It hnsii .scoreof neat , sub stantial brick blocks ; a decidedly stylish hotel in progress , hcYula two ehiri ou ; ' ; a comfortable book store , good banks , and in its suburbs a hundred eomfoi table homesteads with neat lawn" , gardens and windmills. These List aie necessary lor the wells hero aio 100 feel deep , but the water is of the best. 1'ivo ' railroads converge here , and the surrounding country is o productive many people think the town destined to a veiy rapid further growth. Statistics are wearisome , and their sig nificance not easily comprehended , but 1 will venture to quote the estimated yield of the Nebraska corn crop last year. It was Iho stupendous total of 1 , 10,000,000 btu.hcla. Anj- poison in the habit of food- i ig hordes , cattle , or ovr-i poultry , l'jo : s how much solid nutriment there is in ono bushel of coin. It will supply a milch cow with grain for a week , a working hor-e for half that time. ( ! round into meal it will supply a family of aTage si/o , supposing it t o take the place of Hour , something like r. fortnight. The population of Nebraska by the' pre o.nt census is very nearly three-quarters of a million. Calling the total yield , of corn last year 150,000,000 bushels , it .will be seen that. the crop represents a"p5-Jducing ) power of 200 bushels to eu-tjy man , woman and child in the statement the cstimulo down a full half eaUll' 75,000- 000 and the result is still something inur- volor.s. If corn is not here a casji crop at anything but a lo\y \ figure , it lias a value ior stock-feeding purposes of the greatest importance. A Nebraska pig is not mqro A ioious than a Massachusetts | iig ; nor Is a steer. When \yc consider that this marvelous power of the soil to produce corn is equaled by its power to produce grass ; that oats do well , that and vegetables flourish in a soil guiltless of Mapcs or Stookbridgc , or Bradley.that [ he railroads have come , that the climate is salubrious and bracing ( ( Colorado si ghlly modified ) , that the social atmos- pii'ere is instinct with fruitful l ew Kng- t.i id principles and iitirnoses ; that , in a word , Anglo-Saxon civil liberty 13. . here , land in hand wilh morality , firing ! ! ! " : order and law with it considering all this , I say wo can understand tlfeg.'oat \aluo these people , and strangers as well , attach to tlior homesteads and lands. A man , like many of these eiti- /ens of Hastings , can have his homo surrounded by lawn and garden , with berries , A cgotables , melons , the second year after ho takes possession. In ten years ho can have fine grove of cottonwoods - woods , or box-elders , aim a little later of ash and maple. And I am not surprised Ihat at : i town like this although we are 110 miles west of the Missouri farms near at hand bring $50 per acio. Eight or ten miles away from railroads they ire hold at $ ! )0 ) and $25 the aero , and well Ihoy may be. 1 must reserve for another time some account of the undoubted change of me- lcorologio.il conditions hero consequent on the cultivation of land and planting of trees. It is a most curious tact an nstanco of a climate essentially modi- lied by the busy , myriad industries of a single generation of settlors. IDrlvhif ? Nails With an Iron Hand. San Francisco Chronicle : While pass ing down Dupont street , near the Acade my of Sciences , yesterday a Chronicle re porter observed utnan founding away on a nail with his hand. It was in a black smith shop whioh ope.ns on the .street. The naij seemed topcnetralo'fuither and further into tl o wood , and the man did not appear to leol as if the striking of his liand against the hai | hurt him at all. Appioaehing uonrer , the reporter saw that the hand was made of iron. The steel listed man said that while partioi- luling in a Fourth of July celebration in Marysvillo , in 1801 , ho lost his right arm .it the elbow by the premature explosion of a cannon , lining a blacksmith and koylittor , Iho loss compiled him to aban don his trade- . For live years ho wan dered about Iho country doing ono thing or another. Ono day while in a black smith's .shop in Vallejo the Idea entered iis heail to fabricate an artificial hand mt of iron. Ho gave his directions mil had the contrivance ho now wears manufactured It consists of i slcol cylinder about four or ivo inches long. To this i.s nlllved a cathor apparatus , which enables , him to nljust the arlllioial hand on the slump of li.s ami. The stump liUs into the appa ratus and is oaroJnlly strapped. Jho land may then be used as : i hammer , and ho dents in the steel show how much it ins been so applied , The dcllelonoy of infers to grasp a lilo is supplied in tlio lollow ing manner : A Jong hole projects into Iho nasu of the cylinder , into wldoh n file or knife may bo screwed. This is properly tightened and Iho loss of fiuger.s is not felt. If the Iron-hundtid man do- hires to pick up anj thing , ho adjusts a peculiar hook or an instrument resembling - bling a chi.su ) , and ho can bring to bis reach anything ho may require. Hesides the heavy hand , \vliloli ho generally uses [ or hard work , he has a moio delicate apparatus of hnisi , manufactured for liimsjolf , for easy work. Ho says that ho has worn the steel hand fijr sixteen years i ml ho has grown to regard it with great affection. Ho scarcely feels the loss of li.s natural. hand. AH ho hammers or lies at saws behind his litllo glass win dow on Dupont Hlrcol , the passers-by a/.o cuiiously. i'lio I'lcs Would 1)0 ) Just UN AVIiolc- bOIMC. Norristown Herald " " : "Housekeeper" wants to know how to prevent the juice of pies from soaking into the undor/ crust. Our culinary education is ex trcmely limited , but w should think that lilting the i ii.l < reru twitlnh rtu' < " 1 i. s > Je nJrv ps1n.n Jwfl 'j ho NEBRASKA CITY'S ' GROWTH , Substantial Improvements Projected and Under Way in all Directions. A Street Hnlhrny IJy Oniulm Capital * Istucv Additions nml JlcsN < lcnc * s UuRlncss Changes General A flairs. NcnitAsKA CITV , Neb. , Sept. 25. [ Spc- chtl Correspondence. ] "Retrogr.-ulo" is no longer n word to bn found ! n Nebras ka Cily's vocabulary , but its place is filled by ( ho now word , "Onward , " and from present nppouranccH otu1 city will Imvo no further nso for the former quoted word , but will kindly present it to Phitts- ninutb , or .BODIP of the other towns that to need U. As an evidoneo of Dm S'S of this cily T will eitO the fnot that the llrM addition to thr- city in years w.is platted yeMt'rday. It will bo tailed NKW NI'.tlKASK.V CITY , and is situated just south on tlu Dunbnr road , and north of Hie now pat-kin"1 house. It i'i owned by the packing liottsn company and it is intended to cilthc lotto - * to employes of the company and asiht tlicnnt putting up houses tltereon. 'I'ho addition comprises 12 i lots With Mrects and alloys of regulation width. Mr. .John I\U'Ilrec\.v \ , ex-chief of police , has already purchased two lots in the ntrv addition and \\ill jiroceed at oncL- with the erec tion of a hotel upon the same. Building operationad.Ju'en ; lo t'lo new addition arc booming along Ihcly. The new packing I'oitie ' is up to the'lirst story , the cooper --hops .ire nearly completed and tin1 railrnixl company are le\'ling , the jlioiiml for tin ! f.wilulit's to thejr now .slock ynnln. The'-c .several liullding op- ( rations give soulliwc-t part of town ii\i r.\ lively appearance. With the ad' vent of our nc\v industries in tli1 suburbs the talk of a T CAU I.INI : has assumed a t.uigihluhape , nnd wo are promi-i'd a line befote the 1st of De cember , il will bo built In Omaha , par ties , and \\ill have thu following route : ( . 'ommonoing at the iinrlinglon it Mis souri live-depot , running north up Sixth to 1-Vrry , thence east to I'ir.-t , thence tin Main street lo Seventeenth , theneeouth ( n the packing houses and .slock 3 .mis , circling them , thence north to Main , east to Kighth , thonre south lo the depot. The Morton hoii-o , the finest note ! in tlic state , with tlir exception of the Paxton - ton of your city , change' hands thi3 week. The new proprietors will be Mc-r * . ( \ W. lined and H. I5inKall , of AVinterset , Iowa , siid : lo be i .xperioneed m"n in the hotel hiisine.-.s , vho will Keep the Morton tit to its prudent high stand- aril. .Foe O. JVlt , the present proprietor , will leave tor Oborlin , Kansas , where he will take charge ot the leading hottl of that place. Mr. r. W. Hottmann , one of our lead ing capitalists and land ownurii , is work ing up : v BtJILUIXG AMI IMl'ltOVEMKNT ASSOCIA TION , and has ncnrlv the requisite amount of subscribed. This association will have for its object the purchase of the various " .soil sn.ips" in city property whioh are laying around , nnd Hie improvement ot the amc tor sale and renting purposes by the erection of suitable dwellings and business houses on the same. This asso 1 ciation will bo a valuable factor toward the advancement of our citj , as the cry ( ing need now ts for more .small dwelling houses , and the association will push their ctlbrt.s in this direction at ojuu. A imiVKWAY. A movement is on foot also to make a grand driveway lending out of Nebraska City , north , pti t the blind asylun , thence we.st past M-veral of our finest suburban lesidenccs , then returning via Arbor Lodge , Hosfiobce , the cemetery and the packinghouses. Proneuy ow-nors tilong the proposed route oiler todonatecnougli ground for the driveway and may aUooli'isr lo .stand a pecuniary .share < > t the grading expense , fills driveway , if established , will bo one of tin * tinc'.t'in the west , and it is to be hoped that the movement will be pushed lo a spt.icd.y culinimilion. The "Mint Parlor , " without e\ci'ption the most gorgeous saloon in the state , changed handn last ovening. Me rs. 15. T. Shannon , of tin- , cit > , and Ucorgo Duncan , of Omaha , are" the now pro prietor ; ' . It is to be hoped that the now management will keep at least a lespeeta- bjo place , as of late ( no * aloun has fur nished the police court with an item or two almost every daj. L. A. Jones , the clothier , removes to Omaha the lattei j > art of lids week. lit ! c.xpccti to go into the wholesale business , and Nebraska , City's raihoad facilities are hardly good enough to jnstii this ) > oint as a location for a w holesale clothing - ing house. Alessrh. Heed & Trazier , of Louisville , Ky. , are in the city anil are negotiating for the purclr.iM ) of one of our largest. general merchandise establishments. bOCIAI.Nl > rKltXJXAI. . Kev. Wilson Denny , accompanied by his bride , arrived hero from Illinois last week. They were given a reception I Thursday evening iit the rc id < uco of Mr. James Sweet , which was one < > l the pleasantcst social a flairs of the year Arbor Lodge was also the scene last week ol a brilliant party given In honor of Mr. and Mi < s Creasy , oi Detroit , Mich. , who were visiting J. Sterling Morton. The recent M K. eonferenco oh tiiged things eonsidnrably in Mhis city Uov. Hritt , for the pa.st four years pr siding elder of this district , being tran-fei ml to the Yorkdistri.-t. . Jtuv. .7. W. Stewart filling Hcv. Hi'it s place in this. city. Uev. Stowait'.s late pi.sturate , that of the First M. K. church ot this city , is to bo sup plied by llov Peai'Mjii , of Ilumljoldl. Kov. N.Vr. Faubian , of the South M. J-J. ohuroh , has al-o been transferred to a. Kansas charge , his place hero being tilled by Kov. H H. Todd. Sovnral hundred of our eitixons visited tlio state fair lirst week and all are loud in their praise of the "big pumpkin .show. " i.irri.i : oxr.s. Our "as eoniany ] , with a generosity iinparallitled in the history 01 gas comjia- nio.s , lowered the jirlco Tflv cents or thousand the past wi'ck. This lias ulso proved an incentive toward many i-'W con.siimor.s and almo.it the entire busiin-ss ] ) ortion of the city are now using the cheap illuminator. . The Hurllngton iV Missf.Mtri pile driver arrivetl hero 'I'lmrsdaj ' , anil work wilt bo commenced on the now pile hiidgnaoro-s the Misnonri at once , it is understood that this pile bridge is being built as an experiment whlclf , should it prove as it i.s expected to do , means an imp suspen sion bridge for our city inside of two Tlio gentlemen who have been working up the granolithio pavement have suc ceeded in inducing quite a numborof our business men t > putoown the granolithic , and several Hooks already loom up in metropolitan style with the new pave ments , Mr. .1. IL NloholU , the asphalt man , of Lincoln , will bo In the city this week and figure with our morolmnts who have not secured the gianolithio to put down liis sidewalks , and it is fair to say that if the present indlc.itioiH are re alised Nebraska t'itj will ' -0011 JMVIJ the llncst pa1 od btrct ts of anj city in the 'William Wagner , who has been con fined in jail MIII o last spring on the charge of obtaining money in a .fraudu lent maun * i , was teloasod t > day. W Illlnms , tin numb-it"1 or I'a&por , Inn been released on ( JiOW ) qiil Tlio 1'ounirMen'sunristiaii association is filling up larger quarters in Uottman's block and contemplate opening a free reading room this winter. The distillery has about completed its improvements and will strtrt on full ca pacity October 10. The Nebraska & Jowa Packing company will resume op erations November 1 , and it is cx-pcclcd that the new packing house will be ready for business by the 1st of December. The now cooper shops are nearly completed , and part of tlio working force are here ready to begin work at once , and so wo boom. ANCIENT AND HONORABLE. Mexican nml American rctlioils .Tost- IhiK for Suitrpiiincy In tlio Quaint City or Bantu Fe. Santa Fe , the capital of Now Mexico , is on thu river of the Mima name , which , al though this is the niiny reason , is now quite dry. On all slde.s.of .the . city are city tire mountains , either towering up near at hand or in the distance , blue and hasty. It i.s 7,000 feet above the sea , and the air i.s so pure thut the very act of breathing is a delight. On ilrst coming hero people Kay , "what n lovely morn ing ! " Unt this soon giows monotonous , for nearly nil the mornings are lovely. There _ has been but ono real rainy day this season , aniba great treat it was. The sun shines with a biightncss that those who have always lived here cannot apprecato. Hut people coming lo Santa Fe from much lower altitudes generally have to become acclimated before they feel very well. A litllo boy whose par ents have moved here from Washington , and who had no doubt heard great deal about this elevation of the place , .said tea a neighbor the other dav that his mother was "u'ryisick , "for she had "a bad at tack of high altitude. " This illusrrates the fact , that strangers here when they do not feel as well as common , alwa.vs attribute il lolhe altitude. It affects pen- pie in various ways. Some cannot brcatho at all here. Others , after a few weeks of pulling get used to the air. and have 110 difllciilty ; while others still do not no tice the change. Judge Flcmming , thu newly appointed associate justice of the s territory , says that he cannot appiociato , anv ditlerciice botwet n the air and that in Kentucky. Some people oannotsloep in this altitude : they s.i.the . air is too excit ing. Chief Justice \ incciitsays that his brother , a perfectly well and strongman , was ol.liged to leave .Santa Fe because ho could not get any bleep here. Other- , , want to sleep all the twvntv-four hours ; } it require * an absolute cllbr't for them to keen awake. The clininta is .said to be a sure cure for throat and lung troubles' , if the patient comes in time , and man.\ advanced cas.es haAohoon cured. People with diseases common in lle : cast often reecho great benefit here. I5ut there is rheumatism in Santa Fe , and once in about seven years the-.mall-pox rages , though the toiler is chiclh. confined to the poorer Mexicans , who live in lillh anil rags. Santa Fe has about 8,000 inhabitants 0,000 of whom are Mexicans , and the majority of them arc most wretched- people. They are dark and , warth. > , live in one- tory adobe or mud h on < ( , and sut-ak a dialect of the Spanish language 'they do very little cooking , but at this \ season live almost wholly on fruits. It i . amusing to sec them returning from market with a half of an animal at a , , time , for in this iitmate meat neve'i i spoils , and they buy atone time enough i t.'i last for weeks. The meat bold here , I however , is this poorest over oaten. iny pa-Jug through the Mexican quarter of' . the town , which is on the other -ide of [ tlio river from the American ijuaitcr , the visitor sees their tables alw aj s set. The ' dishes arc few in number. At each pliite' is a goblet or tumbler filled with apricots , . a fruit much like thu peach , but .smaller ! aud with Ios4 flavor. The tablets nro near the lloor , because the Mexicans do not' sit on chairs but UMI their ieet instead. Ono peculiarity of 'ttiu ' Moxinan taste is i their tondni"-n tor ehilL It is a national dish with them , and the quantity whioh they devour is simply .astounding. Jt is madioi , -roon ] > i-pt ] > r.s.uhoppoii line , at i a M.ienn will sit down and eat plt.tc afU-r plate of this Iml HtulV , not a.s a s.iuce his meat , but simply : 's Americans"-1 " eat. cold cnbhngo. They are the * indies ! peoIo ] under iho MIH. They sit. from morning till night on the ground , ' leaning up againd their hous.es and smoking. Their oiily oecupation betides this is attending cfciiuch , and they go to church several timirtj each dav. anil some days they only go home to"their meals , nppnrentl.v. The oni tiling besides church whicli rouses the-e pecplo is n funeral , f'.iicli tunerals wore ne\ei soon before. First marches the band. They sometime * play "Marching Through IJeorgia , " "Th'e ( Jirl 1 Lei i Hohind Ale , " and'other oqunl- ly inappropriate .selections. Afl"r the band come two little boys dre sod in po.irlot , one cari.\inga i ruciiix. Hchind them walks a little fat priest dres-ed in while , rending fiom a book. Next comes tin express wagon in which if , the collin , the lid oil' , and thu hot MIII pouring ( low n upon HID dead. Along on each side ol the wagon sit iour youn < ' girls drcsd in white , with long veils. Last ot all follow tiiti relatives and friemU. Altogether it is ti .strange s'rghl. ft is often painful to see these Mexi cans \\ork-for instance , the women whitewashing the tidobo building- , with their hands iiihtetid ot using a briii.li Of cour-io it is a. . tedious and disagreeable job , but they would scorn to use a brush if one should be o lie red. The Mexicans have some schools , but thov lack the ambition to learn , and it is Mtiil that the Mexican children are ex tremely slow in comprehending the most , simple truths. The kindergarten system would be a most excellent thing here. 'fliey hajt ! mi desire to amass wealth. They require very little to live on and give all they can possibly pnro lo the church Tlieir condition is dualities- , the rosull of a kind of serfdom long ago established hero. Under the old Mexican rule the land and money were in HID hands of a few , and since this country became a pai t of the United Statts this stale of things has remained unchanged. Had Now Mexico come , to tlie United States freed from the incubus of her nu merous and extensive Spanish gr.int.s , through which the soil him been niinou.- ! v monopoli/ed , so that the work of set tlement under American pre-emption and homu.stead tows could' ha\e pro ceeded as in the. country ea t , Iho present state of ignorance and nivtohcdnchs would have boon rooted out. The Mexi cans would then have been compelled lo compote with the whites and to do thi- > they would have been obliged to educate them selves. Sohools would have been established and this territory would doubtless now be a state. How-over , things might be worse. The Mexican people , as a olnxi , are . -aid to bo perfectly honest , notwithstanding Iho evil iiilliumccs that have surrounded tho.ui for so many j ears. T Mure are i-oni. ) notable people either sojourning or permanently located In the territory. Among tluun U Dorsoy , the gre.it , who lives on his ranch noith ot hero. Steve Klkins , famous throughout the ( ountry as the chief of the Bliijne cir- eu ln t vat' , i' now in Santa Fo. He looUf. sletsk and fat , and judging from his face ono would think him all "nwoolno s and light. " Hut ho is not so llo has vast tractot land in Ne > v Mexico. "Pap Klkliis , " as bo I.s commonly called horn , is Move's father , and lives in Hintr * Fe. Ho never tires ot dilating upon tin- many virtues of his .son , and s.iyi. th.it if Steve had been the republican candidate , in- Mead of Hlnino. success would June been assured. Hut the older Klkins Is a regu lar dyed-in-the-wool democrat , The hldo of J'imbo weighed l.fiOO pounds , and vqulrc'l a ton of vtll and 180 notinds of elm bark to cure it. t CUT THIS OUT. IT WILL NOT APPEAR AGAIN. PasiimesH Boy'a TJooful Pastimes : Pleasant nnd profitable ! fiiniifcomont for np ra hours , lly ritov. Ilonr.nT ilnmrit , A. Jf. Thu volume comprise * chapter * on tbo u o nnd care of tool . uinl ileuillcil v Instruction liy nipinsof which boys can inike , with thi'lruwn linndf , t * n Urse numlicr of toys , household orniunenH , scientific appliances , -t end innny pretty , nmustnv anil necessary articles for the play croand , the homo ana out ot door * . It Is bound In 1 Ilnndsomo Cloth Binding1 , trith 300 Illustrations , Knowing how to mnVo Ron' ' * , Stoat : Engine * . Eto mpr . ftob Slro > . lea- . , Jtn.itt\vinilinlllfl , Aiiimrltim"Hand C-artsTon | , Flops , rhotournphCn- * ? ; , , mora/Telephon1. TcleKmph , Microscope , Kaleidoscope , Steam Aero * [ l U.Tr piIo iIou ( , IllrdCttROT. Cooni.l'OTcrotfF.StiulrrclCaKca.'V Hummer Homes , Fence * . I'oimtiln , Furniturenymnntlum , Step . _ Judder" . Trunks. Nrt . Wire Workriay Mnlrllnr. Drnss Work. I'lcturo Prsmin , riectrle Dalterl 3 , ElW | Xroplatlng , Klectrotj pltiff , nunnlnit Mlci. , Wlg-VTnija anil many otuer uicfill nrtlcl > . Ill looMnjrfor a book to put Into the hnndn nf your boy which wHlllio of raal find iron , utnotreo. nndnt the sutno tiino R , eourco of healthful ontcrtaiuincmt. ' thla 13 tUo ona < you Dhottla cbooso. * . J'rlcc Kv nmll , SI w. which Includes a jcm'B subsciUtlou to THU NUDUASKA CULTIVAT01I & Knittluy nnii Croohot.-A culdo r-j. . / to tlio im ot tba NLH tliu ami tlic Hook. tdltOCl /Jenny / In nrntiRlnKthH work tlio editor hns t.ikcn tpccl.il ntosTstcnutlionnt clarify ludiffcrent ilopartmcnti , clto the itc.iic t tx , 'dtl ' etllclici , r.nil cjpljlu tbo tecUnlcnl Metnlla DO flVariv. thnVn . . ! .i lly follow tlm illn-ct OIIB. There ni o u laruo varloty i > r > tti ! > Ii auil ign number of patterns fully lllustrotr > d and ilcwrlbtu. i xrlilcli Iiava nil bo n tested liyan oti > crt lirf.im InscrllniiInth..colIectloM. Tlionlm ot thetdltnr li iii-on to supply woinsn with nn ncotirati' nml KatUf > ctory KUlOu tt > knlttliK " 'l croelict wo > i. Tli s liook u printed on line pnpo , bouuil irltli u no covtr , aud contain } over ' Tliolcn'ltlnj : stlti'lics Illustrated nud ile < crll > od nro : To Cist on with Ono nnil Two Ixecdlcs To Narrow To Widen To 1'url VoCast Off To Slip . ' n stltch-imnd KntttltiR n > Join Toscthcr KIROStitch. ! PAmnss. Peacock's Tftll Vandyke T/iopcd Knitting-Can. ' Work-I af nud Trcllls-TrUngular KlIltil-Ootblo-Coral-KnOUcd Stltch-Dl.iti , .ml . , \\nvo-C'abloTwl8t-H.rlr.e . etc. ! / 'lAcnAMSMiTciiKS. Solomon's Knot Simple. . Chain Spiral Cord Waved Dar Spherical Kuoilant - lrjcllb-opcn ! Kuottlnf , ' PlcolHcudtuK-Cruin Kniit-Prlnse Ta soU , i-tc. rt ( iuocnsTSnTCitE1 ! . Olialn Stitch-siuRlerrocliet-Doulilo Crochet Ilu IfTrclile Tri > hl < ' I > onbIoTr-lilo Crow Treble Silo Stitch Trkot Muscovite Tricot Shell rattera Biakct Pattern Ilulacd 8potSiltcli JllnitStltch-IIalr rin Crochet-Crochet I.are. cU' . - - nit and oin-cst aud raoit complete worioa Knlttlui a.td Crochet im'j I'rlcc by mall , COO. Inciudln ? Tilt : M'.llltASKA Ct'LTIVATOU ANJ ) HOrsGMMH'UU one n.vcr , 7fc. 2Toedlc-Vork : A Mamml of Stitches nnd Statlleo in Em- liroliU'ry and Drawn Work. KTyJI + n/J Ui l/-- . . \r li. n I mamuniialls an attempt to tZQlteu DV JGtiny JUI16. Bystetiintl/onnd arrange la nu order convculrnt for worker * , the Liodrni mellla.H In r.mbrolilfry n.id Urawn Work. Thn author has felt thodeMm ' .urij the rcaii-jnMblUty Involri-d In tiUin women to a t-iio and i.ractlcnl Sildo to the bonutlful nrtof mcdlo work. When the.MineoC ! eicy lipRKed tail woman mliht not Lo orcnted lxcause she > Tonidlionbuswl by man , nj tlic stronger , tlioIxird listenedbut V . Ji1felt that ha could iiot gla up the v/lioluMiemonf creation , unhn - rt ? W * It i thi ! Invlug Anml i > crml- lon tn bestow ntmn her any riaiK'n- -Ssr > ttnBKlftBuocnoac , nnd the AiiRcl filtvIiiRly t > ndow l licrwlth- , tears and the lovoof nccdljo A > orlc. ThH tiook Isprluted onfluo ' paper , hns a htudsomo cover , uud contalt.3 The lint offtltchc.1 , with ntuitratlons , nro : nuttonliolp-ITpm Etltch Brier atlteh Crow's Foot IIorrlnB Doac-t'txlitPratltch ln or V Mitch v fcn , Fllllnsr , Coral. Itilloii , L vutliVU nnd Holbein StltcbKH i ; , Appllqne Intprl.icrd flround Wravlnc btltch-Oold and blherStj - = 'Thn.n-4iT-.8'no ( nibhon Work , etc. , . * > "jj ia ITeedlo-"v7ork are Riven to deoorato My Lady'iT'Chamljor , Ky lady'n A ? ttloba , the Dining Seem , Parlor nnd lilbrary , nnd for Linen and Cotton 3abricsOEJ . eludlnc rm irold ry ? itKaH for MantPl Srnrfa Deft Spremli-Cnlld'n Onllt-Plllnw Rove Ciishton Scarfs-Tnbln rorerd rhalr IHekK-JIoriilnff Sncques Artist .TackeM Walking Drpb i -litern'wn Praia Evpiilne ; Dress Handkerchiefs Mufflers V'lchus Piazza Wrugs Sa.ihP3 Fans blua ! pcrJVnnnti KirasoM Anmna Wo.-Ii nogH Onoro PBRI fsiovo Case Saehets-a.uneh Cloths PinnerJ I'othi-NjjkIn Polllea Tali'e 3Iatdim Vrtpklni Fi-tt N'siiklns TravlMxers Tea O'.oths Curtains xy P. : ielfl liunnir * Sc-c os bom Cunhlou' Pluno Scjirfi , Chair Scarfs Sorit Kuas 1'hotosrat.h Cw V" UooUCoveis , etc. , etc. TMsv-IU uufouud to be the onlj standard boot on toe subiiK't oui.tdle ivu- . . . ' I' - ilro by mull , KL. Jncludinj.THK NEIlItASKA CULTIVATOR AND HOUSUPECPUU ona. Talks with. Hoinolv Girlo. ' Talks -Kith. Hornoly Girls : On licr.Hh and Beauty , thnlr Preserva tion niieX Cultivation. By Frances Smith. \ . rrnnual of nth Ice end Ir- ntmctlon upon the gcnernl ci'o ot tbo heollli , niercise , blhlnc , tli care < f tholu-sd. hatr , tielh. hindK fict , ami the complexion , with ehr.j.- iera upon dreff , mannrm. romortatlcn , nad nil tork'-i IK'rt&iiiloKtoa > nun lad3 upp. > , irauoi nnd ilcpurtutnc. . Too tiTuntv chuptiiR are rr- "lvm.lv o * icnnii , Tlaihlnc Eip'plf p C are o" . Jlalr. jrtc.'i..a1" . IljJ.iK. . Coirn exljii , Oa-- . ri'ijriMiI Ibo TJiU , 1 > " " , ) > ii > r > iK-iit. CoiUPnu-tlou , and n. imr t < "jro tui"/I lih Aurv useful riouk for ovciy lady. Knedscr cot' biudlu , Ttici'bj mail , r/'c lii'-liuli'i Till ! Xur.itAi'iCA i ( . 'I I.1IVA1OII AM ) IIOI'S ! KKM'Fllonilir , 7f ' . yamou1 * People or All Ases : "Who they ' Were , When they Lived , nnd Why they nro Fara By W. H. "v7tui Or den. Avolnmoor cone > nned 1 > I . _ phles or tso most wetnble men . .iud woman who tare lived , frt.m thu Dexlnulntc of history to the " ] iroi > piit tltr.ftiIncluding euldlcrs Ktit9 niei iiuihorA urtistfl , BCPD- tkia und iwtiple most vroinlncut .urik . . rn rf.pnlcr iiK . Very convcji'eut and I " in fur I'verynay reference , llaudsonioclot ! ; bind -in p oi-llcnt handhool.slvlnsrInnconpact form bo ! faphii > ut tbo persons In whom tbit btuili ut rud wrliof vyimlil initurully taku most l&ii'um 'Xtx * . or * : " "rlliwni I'tin \ > \ in ill. TAIneluilliis1 Tif Nrm' K ( 'i J.TIVioit \M > HouM'KnupKH one jt'iu , 7" > c. t ho lit CaJu Vs ' v.13 ta v.-it'iout "L"fyeYS , A Compendium of Eu3.r.27n and Uo 3fitio ivw , for popular use. By Konry 3. Ooray , LL. 3. , maniboi- How Tor ] : Ba.Chls na\v beak contains ron < lrii < .cil nni ! rouUkC ciii.ana- lions of HIP cuiTiil lulls , and nith blaii forms , fur the ji " thp lans of Ihc heioral States , ilrrotln- full rlmplcr to ciiJi jip"ieit ! Ih dalljr n.e , TIAt - of tl.c follo-iln K'.ihjcr ! . . .iii.l . ? immci.ti' .ivceimmtfi Afil- uliln In [ il.iln lnuiuavn tlia i.c.v.to-rUiCii : io-s.ij"s IHU nml jour legjl ilutr r > - - I untr cu "Jllf-T ) Contract tiiirrtln A.-jonts Nt'X'itiabiit I.'iUt 11 ? : . ien ! - t. . uf ' iMpcr C iumon Carrk--n - . . - . - ' -r..tr-i i i. .Mvvc-of At'nr JIa ttr nrt Korean-II ! i iunHJi oa I'.ircnt iiiul I. " ' Ill'ailh'l - u-iJ - < l . o.n . 1" l > . ' ! i T . In * . . S ' I * J * * .li - h L.'I . ' i m , Jill-nil Uuntnuti'-Dnbts a-i-1 tJt. . i ti.i Yr * o * c in1 * Ilititr I'liyment-Statuti'of T.lm 4 C VP'lv r-2l'l"J ( I't 1 > I'U 'tillDUj SalPHOf I'orsolnl ! n > KIC.X. ' < r L . t -3. , : : : ; if t'rty - 1'artiershio Co ' ! ) > 'VPJ - * onirnct-'ni tiri't fn" lloniiInTjIu'i : ' and Ceiirr.il As ! * ali * if I ni d rjhiriapw < o * iri'it A . < l'i'iin'iir nf frlfr ) Pftf HI Iff -I/JUHK-/- ! ! ! t l Jlsirtni'oi Ijjm'.l'ii.l cml - - : isc-cc1lc.ti ( it Venant Wllla r.tfjiitori nun t Jon -ilnri AdnilulstratoraiHwnt nnrt l ) | trlbntlnn rf I'roportT Hf.rrrncc JJoiiitD.nl i.f 'Iru , ; Hojne te.idR n-nl P/oporty r" - - VnlclfH of I'nrlii'-ui.ii . Notloo nt Dl oi.iliKiiI'cr.ill unpt from Kr.ei titon--Kic ! up - t o.i from Jury Out' and .ill ' ' " ' " " ' J.lniltml I'artniT.h | - ino'.ton'i : ! liSeij to orloln toi iii'ctlc.u v.-lth thi' o subjects , il f tla'n-Wlllt Ci.il ol. c'ta , tlr. UP , ttu , . ' If , . - -j\t hat IMVII prepared with rp * > e. ' a ! n fTi.c ( * - . - , . - . but okuim IhHr Ir ilililin and cut ! ralnii'lninnltlonaof human Uf. Slniiiirictnrcrs Mivlinnlcs , lie ? ) Ih'ii. Kirme und oihtr" , nlil nnd tliolnTl forms cd : Information uautulnrdlu th.n liookof errat T.ilneund of dally tibo , HandKnmu cloll ) liladltti ; . Vrluibi intill , SI/J3 , which liuitttlcineopy of Till ! NKIill.lSKA 017WIVATOU AND HOL'si : Klir.l'Ultoncyi.ir. HOW TO PROROGATE AND GROW FRUIT. A veiy "tahlnw ; " lionK IIIIH licnn iirodureil by Mr. Uveon. I'.iatfl , ovporlo-iee. lifj lilno" ' . lii"ii ' Ullln iiuuinent mill ( 'Min"atHiiio | | < ti 1111 In | nve < Jio'ii ( ovnrtd covo" . ll"'ii ! i' pi tlio li > t tliiuus tlmr hao ii | > pimil l In the Prill1' HIM , A or. t'liii wo rpjolc" MI-I Mii' - . < . iontvrotlx liiishiiiolKiind nioro pt rninnfiit torin. Tbo ht'lnr-'ui'm ! i iHiilhfiiirnllinota ulftul ) tictitcil. liudilluv nml j ; " > ! ltinli.ni1 lui ! i liiilileiiu'iilM ' , mail in n iiiul utilliiio ui i < lull iiiMM-'uii. . 'i < iiiiinpi.inrii | f'l ' , ifiirt.iju / . -1 mi'l iiiit ! ; ullH iiio t'll int'iuiliiil. The I'liiipti'iM mi " Vlv'ci'n ' A Hi viliMij" " 'JM-.H ntu-kiU I I 'iiltiite. "Kmi > onillii ! ! rrult , " "fii.ipo Ttill : , " "lion I Hcjrnu rntlt ( inr.ili , - , ' ( ; o. , ll ! bg Ill Inpp 'Ciiitoil. ' LTUb Ainorlfiiii OnttU n I'liif book , us Miitod nlii.M' htis Nt llluRtiiillon1 ! . THO of lhc > n 1(10 ( liainlsiind colored fruit Jx'J incho , i-llhcr ol which Is ut.ll luitlli ) ol Annilni , ' . OTJK Thlf. popitlnr fill m and liunlly Journtd cmit.ilns Hi | iw WHO Ci i-oluinii * nnd ' roiit * on till snWfu ! * jol'itlns to thu f.iun , irardon mill lini.'Ohuld. tinil contilliis , M'li-ct uiltcoli lnir.iiniUilr.i-c'3 nil vho iml It. Prlco , fKa j iw. hnhsoilbp uoiv. Acnt * nnlrd. ( Oil'n ) llllt. HP.MITTANT1JS-- or tun 'iil ' bliunps laLcn In sums ol lets limn il , but nionc ; poitul iioto iiluajv pieU'iifd. C'ull nn or aridities Publisher , 10S & 103 S. 14th St. Omaha. CUT THIS OUT. IT WILL HOT APPEAR AGAIN. THE ORIGINAL AND DULY The Great , , 1209 Farnain Street , OPERATED BY I'.vcij cltyornny note lias at least one sri- ] ) ! > Gooili lloiisi1 , lioot and Shoo DKilt'r , Mni > cliiuit TulIoiliiH ; i : = taijll.-hh'iit : , etc. , whom Ha itizcnsdt'llijlit to fpc'ik of to hlrantriTM la Iho highest tcrni * . Hut no city In tlio coanli } cna b'jast of a Hiontcr or more CNlcutivo Xlian tlic one located at 12O9 Street , This iimneii'Hj ' buznar ts contuillcd mid opoiS ntpdby H. 1IAHDV & CO. , who and liulusti ; iu ' -THEIR SPECIAL LIKE OF TRADE HAVE KO EQUALS , \iiJecrtatnv no superiors In Omaha , or nnyi fitj In the \ \ 0 = 1. A few j curs uco the UJo. btoro , was cstabltslicd , nnd Roods pluccd on the count 'CTS and shelves which had fonnoily been illsw * lio-edof l y incrchunts at fabulous juicesur-i Mich In ? the bcllcr , but iinpo\orbhi e'-tliQcon- ' 'Burner. Tliu pionnctors ol the We. Store , tu'.tiiB-i in the Mtuutloii of tiffnlrs nud thn * ttitn of trnaoi at th.it tlmo cxhtlnsr , Inimcdlutcly issued Hide. 'proelnrnatl' nud declared a \ ] Vigorous ISfar.on High Prices , ' They succeeded in a short tlmo in opening tlio eytsof thu people , und convincing them that theh'ul for years really been robbed of pont.d-l : viable or their linid-onrned money. At first t ! < ( ' uas u fuullnp ; that the ironus Iteptby * > fp 5is. Hurdy A ; Co. weio not of thu tlrbt cltis ? , buttim'has , piovon to the satisfaction or their numerous ciistnmnrs thnt they keep notlmu ? but what Is llr-t clii's in every pnrtlcuUtr , inul the We. Stoio lull pi oven itself n InMliu ; lioiiclU to tliu jrenotid pnullc. To unumointo whut Ultvl ol' ooU can bo lound at this iiiiua- moth lituniir would 111 ! n nowspajipr usliitKoas tliPlnijrv t lane } " "cnuo iiiit" ! to bo foiiml hi. Om.ilui. Ik'iic'd "ill only inontlon Unit tit thl ? iumoiis and popular t" > tillllslimenl may bo lound silmo r rverjlliliif ; both ijsulnl iulornn- iiifiitnl that ! B ki" , ) ' . in it Hell riui | > p'd Mute oC i tills l.lml. Conslantlj on thmlcrtto jik-iiio thn , ' public1 , tlic o mcrciiinnts htivo nridcd u LARGE AND 60KPLETE In MliU'li may lie found n Imtrq inil | u < x > ru1 ftouk uj jwoiN that nio iiMinlly ii'hiilbd ill luiiand lluvo ( lines tlio jirifus jihieod u ) > cin Iliiiin. Wo \ > ere rcd'iilly slioun Ihroiigli thcli Inr/.i / HIH ! conmiPdloiia pluco ol liut-lnc s nml wnm < uoii- ( > Jc-d nt nvry 6 'ii ' wo took to Und Midi Int. mt-ti'o ( juMiitHItsuC line and vnliiuliln jinxis ot witrj iloscr/piiou ai iltoso KIIIIQIII | | < II I'liiry for iov tli'o nccainiiiuit.itloii of the | iuoi > k- . JlostM , Hniily A : Co. intiy Im Jnstlj | ylt-il ns puMlu l o L'j"ni'lor.s ii they lint o 9iui < i > iliM In dolii/M\lint / lliny Minted out to iiivomrlh. ' . to toll ( o llit'Ir cii-toini'irt n tlilngliul Hi m cliiM vooila in every i u pcot , nt PRICES FAR BELOW OLD TIME FIGURES. IVomlcmff oxpoi Iciiiso r.s Inijcis tint ] tirnlcrn In their line of iniiic' , they run .uiijl , ni. ! | in. di'O toiiipfltillon In juices iiiul ijuniii ui u , > . < * tliat IIIH.V bo found ut nil lime * ut llicli 'i , r. UrsMc. Ilnnly ( . Co. lilt llo Iho puUJit lo full nml in j > nU tufiri'\f ! ivo nnd well tcK'Ucd ( ! < > < ic dl uoods. Co mil KO Ihcui , M IK llicr j < niLMi to jmrcliaso or i.ot. Vou i\ill bo - < l < "