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THE OMAHA DAILY MAY. . 1 , 18G.
THE DAISY OF A FUNERAL
Bow Jim Hastings "Was Shot and Placed
A 1'oiirifr AVonmitVlioflo "Second Pn
Wan Shot Just Mko the first"
-A Scrap nt the Oravo.
Denver Tribune-Republican : A minor
from the San Miguel country was niut by
a Tribune-Republican reporter at the
American House last evening. After
she wi ig some specimens of ore from that
country , which ho thought second to
none brought out of Pitkln county , Iho
conversation turned to lifo in the San
Miguel nnd Dolores county. Then tlio
visitor told of a funeral at Lower Placer-
villo , in San Mlnguel county , some tlmo
ago , which ho thought equal to Buck
Fnnshim'fl ' grand send-ofT. Ilo said :
"Thcro was a man named Jim Hast
ings , who kept a saloon at Lower Placer-
villo , which was about as rough a settle
ment as Virginia City In its palmy days ,
only not so extensive. Winter was a
great time for the miners to gather at
Hustings' ' to sample valley tan , refined
kerosene , tanglefoot and other products
of the chemical labratory. In tlio sum
mer the drinks wore divided between
Tcllurido and Placorville , the liquor was
plentiful in those days as it is now.
Temperance principle * were scarcer than
mermaids in these days.
"Ono day a man named Hill Jones ,
nftcrgetlinp wull corned up on whisky
ho had bought of Hastings , wandered in
to the saloon with a six-shooror nnd sent
in for Hastings , who was eating his din
ner , to como and have n drink with him.
Hastings went out , but ho had his ax with
him and ordered Jones out.
" 'Woll , you needn't bo so huffy about
it , seeing that you sold mo the liquor I
got full on , ' replied the man.
HE DHO1TED HIM.
"Hastings repeated his invitation to
skip , Raying , ' ( Jet out of hero. I don't
care for your six-shooter or your entire
arsenal. ' Then ho in ado n pass with his
axe at Jones , it grazed his head. That
was Hastings' last voluntary rnovo. Jones
dropped him in his tracks with a ball
through the heart , and then walked
loUnrcly out as though nothing in par-
tiotilar had happened nnd skipped the
country. The first the community know
of it was when the dead man's step
daughter ran up the street crying , 'My
papa's shot ! My papa's shot , just as
my first papa was killed. ' After being
calmed and tolling the story , she ex
plained that she didn't'care after all.
Her mamma had been through the dead
man's pockets and got all his money , so
thdy would bo provided for any
how. The boys thought that they
must have n funeral so as
a Tim Crow carpenter made a box largo
( mough to hold half a do/en Hastingstno
boys rolled the corpse up in blankets ,
tumbled him into tlio box , hammered
down the lid with blows as though from
an auctioneer's gavel , the box was tilted
across the back of a burro , and then the
procession started for the grave. And
such a procession ! Every mother's son
was full , including the disconsolate wid-
dcr and another particular female friend
of tlio deceased. There was no minister
within 100 miles , and he was inaccessible
because of thu snow. Hut then the sur
roundings of that funeral were in perfect
keeping with tlio character of the gentle
man in box. The only two sober men iu
tlio camp were delegated to dig the grave.
tBut they were not looking fora mastodon
burial-caso , and had onlv dug for a de
cent-sized collin. So when the motley
procession , whoso ludicrous attempt tote
to loot and act soberly turned the whole
thing Into n farce , finally wandered on
to tlio scene , the collin would not go in
the grave. A vigorous stream of profan
ity was turned on , but that did not help
matters , and the grave-diggers who
were the only ones sober enough to han
dle a spad' ) had to get into the grave
and do thoii work over again , much to
their disgust. Even then the box had to
bo jammed into its place.
A QUEEIt ItlTUAL.
"At this moment some ono suggested
that u hymn and prayer would bo emi
nently appropriate , but none dared to
volunteer. Finally some ono in a fit of
desperation essayed :
. . "When 1 can read my title clear. "
ja recollection of boyhood in a moro civil-
> ' - izcd clime. But ho struck it in the key
of A , and the iirst line ended in a broken-
necked sort of u squak that llattcncd out
the entire crowd. After such an effort
no ono certainly hud the hardihood to
* attempt pruj er. So , amid that maudlin
ir'-tlirong of mourners ( ? ) the sober men
'began to shovel in the dirt. When the
' * * grave was perhaps half full , the ubsonco
of prayer so affected one of the crowd that
ho started out on what sailors would call
u tack with three sheets in thn wind and
his helm pointing six ways for Sunday.
Instantly ovcry hat come off , and heads
. , vfcro ducked with a suddenness that lost
jiV'sovoral tholr balance. The impromtu
clergyman rambled round from ragged
parts of the ten commandments to dis
jointed selections of Malnclii and
< v Revelations. Ho prayed for the chil
dren of Israel , their parents and all their
- relations , and had struck a streak of in-
* feiisu originality , when the weeping
c-.widdor noticed bur female companion
* shedding tar.rs. What business had this
f . woman to shed lojirs at the grave of
another woman's man ? She had before
f suspected this woman hail been alienat
ing her lalo liege lord's nffceliona ; now
jv't'ho w-idder know U. So shu sailed in ,
ivntooth , tou-nail and tongue. The grief-
1 BtricKun fumalo responded fuellngly , thu
fnir pVsotmdiHl with curses ; the prayers ,
corpse and all also was forgotten , as ono
by onu the mourners took a hand in the
racket , Thu combatants desisted linally
| - from sheer exhaustion , and thu wUIdcr
was berne dcfuntud from thu Held , on thu
same burro that carried in her husband's.
jf'-Tho gruvo wtus forgotten until the pext
( t ilay , when the two sober moil returned
to finish their lob. A rudu cross was set
v up , not at thu nuad , but at thn foot , for
, Iho diggers had got twisted around as to
* how the deceased lay. Then they
. scratched on the horl/.ontal arms , 'Ho
: Hosts in Peace , ' with a hand pointing
.Nido'wn , instead of the other way. Whoit
, 'llthe news got out of the camp , the state
' papers referred to thu killing us a minor
* ; . FOR JHE LADIES ONLY.
- , . -.Ono of the GroatcHt Blysnirios or Id To
BIuniiKlng a Jlustmml.
Now Orleans States ; Ono of the great
est mysteries of lifo to mo , and onu that
still remains so a ft or much thought and
studv on Iho subject , is just how somu
women do manage a husband so charm
ingly , while others make such doleful
failures. I was u visitor on onu occasion
in u certain household , which I will not
\ nuuio here , whciu the man of thu house
was not an object of the least solicitude
ou-thu part of any member of thu fam
ily ; In fact , ho was simply tolerated as a
sort of draught-horso to Keup thu family
machinery moving. The impression
i/soumed to pervadu the minds of wife
s"1 Und children that ho stayed down town
-allday "having a good time , " tolling
VtrtoHes and having innumerable "nips"
' with that mysterious "other man , " and
that- the hard , dull routine of business
' was the last thing ho ever troubled him-
" about. 1 used to feel really sorry
for I'lm ' when ho would como homo
' t night with such a careworn
and troubled look on his face , for I know
- . . only too well what an exacting wife ho
A * * * ' , who literally kept Ilia unso to the
feriiidstouo. When she would eye sus-
plciously , nnd In n harsh , fretful voice
ask him "why ho did not como homo
sooner , " nnd then would commence such
a scries of questioning and a regular
siege of systematic nagging that if I had
been a man In his place it would have
driven mo out of the house Not a bit of
It. This wife know her man and the man
was used to this sort of " homo rule"tho
ono object of liis lifo being to Keep peace
in his family. Instead of reading the
riot act to his domestic tyrant , nnd as
serting his authority as 1 have seen other
men ilo under similar circumstances , lie
was ono of the most amiable of husbands
mid complied with every demand of his
wife with the most loving submission.
What is strong meat to ono would bo pois
on to another and 1 would not advi.so you
to try this walk-over system until other
means had failed.
Some men love to bo pelted and
praised , and if they don't get it at homo
they uro pretty apt to senk it elsewhere.
All the crying and scolding you can do
will not "keep them In at night. " Thov
uro jolly and jovial in disposition , anil
love good company and comronial com
panionship , and tiiu world is full of just
such "jolly follows ; " and if the counter
attractions of home and fireside are not
brighter and bettur than tlioy find out-
Hide , thu lessor attractions will go to the
wall. Thesu are the sort of men who
have been used to the gentle , tender ways
of loving hiothors mothers who used to
look at thorn with fond , appreciative eyes ,
which oven tlio film of death cannot blot
from their memory , who had always kind
words of welcome , to whom they could
always take their boyish cares , disap
pointments and aspirations , fooling as
sured of that sympathy which was ever
allvo and responsive , kindling a llamo of
love that brightened uvcry shadow of
their boyhood days.
There are any number of men , eapcci-
ally among the soft-lroartcd of tholr sox ,
who dearly love to bo managed. Tlioy
glory in hearing the persuading voice in
their car and fuel loving arms around
their necks. A petition , supplemented
by glowing tenderness , although the ob
ject of the caresses may be well under
stood , will bo granted before it assumes
shape in words. They take a pride in
their miictncss , enjoying the situation
immensely , from the very consciousness
of their supremacy. Doing * masters of
thn situation , they observe with inward
amusement the little artifices and wire
pulling of tlio fair diplomats , and par
don them for the mere pleasure it gives
them of yielding. They never lose sight
of tha fact , however , that if necessity re
quired it "thov could kick ever the tracus
and smash tlio whole equipage into a
thousand splinters. " Woe bo unto the
woman who loses sight of this fact her
self by this seeming go-as-jou-pleaso
pace to bo betrayed into drawing thu
reins too tightly and rendering these
Samsons restive , and force them to the
conclusion that they have been too in
dulgent and that it was about time "to
put a stop to all this sort of thing. "
When to draw u line requires tlio most
discriminating judgment on the part of
a wife in all matters pertaining to domes
tic bliss. Men are perverse animals at
best and are dreadfully jealous of their
prerogatives as lords ot creation , and
being the heads of at least their family ,
when they know their power is recog
nized and properly acknowledged in the
household , tlioy seldom feel there is any
occasion to rise up in their strength and
assert their authority.
There are many stupid husbands who
do not know that they are being man
aged , and many clover women who
make their husbands bclicvo they are the
most submissive of wives , gaining con
trol of them without once alarming or
wounding their self-respuct or vanity ,
milking them think the way they are
being led is just the way they had
planned , but I believe , after all , the best
advice I can giyo you , my fair bride , is
the same as a wise woman , once said to
her only married daughter : "Givo your
husband his own way for twelve months
and you will have yours for the rest of
your life. "
Story of the Rise nml Fall of a San
San .Francisco . Correspondence Sacra
mento Boo : I am confident that tlio
romance of a stock gambler will never
bo written. Lifo here is too rapid , too
pushing for men to pause and reflect on
that curious "lias been" of San Francisco.
Hut I never stroll down Pine street , or
linger in the shadows of Pauper alley ,
but I meet some ono who would bo en
titled to a place m that unwritten
romance. The tall figure , a face clean
cut and relined , gait slow and painful
from the elluct ot aii old wound , is before
ino as I write. J'anies D. Walker ton
years ago was a mcmbor'of the bonan/.a
lirm , ami his cheek was good for ? 500,000 ,
aye , or a million , at any , bank in the
country. Theil Flood and Fair bought
him out , and Walker opened a broker's
otlicc under the Nuyada bank'and did all
thu business of his former partners. In
those times 1'lood , Fair and Mackoy
\vece on the top notch of speculation.
They were swinging the market at their
own sweet will , nnd making or breaking
thousands who were battling with the
llerco tide of stock gambling. Alexan
der Austin , or "Saml ' , " j\s \ liis friends
used to call him , had just served his term
us tax collector , and went In , with
Walker. How they did make 'things
boom ! The high salaried clerks tlio
book-keeper got $100 a month , and had a
.sumptuous lunch survcd qvory day in a
largu room in the roar of thu ollicu at the
expense of tlio "linn. Their expenses
were enormous , hut so was their busi
ness. The partners were clearing $20-
000 a month , but they wortf standing on
thu brink of a precipice. 1'lood remarked
that othur and outside brok6rs'wuro ma
nipulating certain stocks precisely as his
own brokers. This would never do , so
ho called a consultation , and informed
the Walker firm that this sort of thing
would not do , that there was a traitor in
the camp somewhere , and that ,
unless he was detected and fired ,
their relations could not continue.
Close and earnest investigation was
made , but without avail. 1'hon came
a transaction of moro than ordinary im
portance , but to tlio intense disgust
of tiiu bonanza firm , it was apparently
foreseen and anticipated by these same
outside brokers , kept posted , apparently ,
by some traitor In thu Walkur-Austin
camp. Then the bonanxa.pcoplochangud
their broker , and from that hour tlio for
tunes of Walker & Co. begun to decline.
Matters gruw worse und worso. Austin
committed suicide. Walker sold a mag
nificent mansion in Oakland which cost
him oloso on $ .100,000 to prop up the wan
ing glory of the swell linn. At last it
was a clean casn of bust , and I don't be-
HoyoMr. Walkur to-day could put his
hand an if.'OO. I saw him looking wist
fully at thu Nevada Hank building , prob
ably comparing the dlllofunt states of
Flood , the member , and Walkur , the ex-
mumbor of the bonanza firm. Hu dis
covered whoii too late that the high-
priced bookkeeper was the traitor. Ho
sold his employers , but no luck overcame
came of his treachery , and ho is to-day
kuopin" books for a Hebrew clothes-
dealer m Portland , Ore , *
Walker Is but a typo of hundreds of
others who have had their clinncu and
their day on Pine street. With a strange
fatuity those wrecks still cling to the
locality whcro tlwy made and lost for
tunes in tlio past , though nine-tenths of
them have not a dime to speculate with ,
and could not get credit for a glass of
lager , when their names a decade ' ago
were sutllcicnt guarantee for'a dozen or
fifty oases of champagne. A few have
pulled out with a small stake , aud there
aru some on the street there yet who
havu a little money , and would speculate
if they saw an opening , and not a few
fanatics who await the coming of the
Mcssiahi-rtho-discovery of another great
The Modest DoniAiiilfl Mndo by tlio
Soliool-Boys or Prop's Corners.
Texas Slftings. Hut the climax came
ono morning when the teacher found
himself alnnu In the citadel of learning ,
ami all tlio scholar * out on a strike.
They had assembled on the "green" in
front of the schoolhouse , and uttered de
risive cheers ns ho frantically ranjj
the bell for school to "como In. "
Then ho tried persuasions , afterwards
threats said ho would send for the "trus
tees" but none of these means availing ,
ho wisely concluded to wait events.
Finally , after consultation , a deputation
of boya advanced somewhat guardedly to
the school house door , where they were
confronted by the amnzod and irate mas
ter , who demanded to know the cause of
this mutinous and threatening demon
A big boy , who headed the delegation ,
spoke up and said.
"Wo'vo struck , and that's all there la
about It. Wo have got grievances and
wo'vo resolved that.thls ore school shall
ti up until they're righted. "
Then ho presented the following list of
reforms demanded , which he said must
be acceded to or the strike would bo in-
dellnitoly continued :
I. A reduction of the hours of study.
3. An increase in the periods of rceos1 ? .
3. Noon to begin at 11 o'clock and ex
tend to 1:30 : or a , according to the condi
tion of tlio weather.
4. School shall let out any afternoon
when thcro is a base ball match or circus
within liftcon miles.
G. Any scholar who wants a "reward
ot merit" to carry homo to his parents
can have it at wholesale cost price. i
0. Ferrules lo bo made of soft wood , *
7. The old-timo ctiatoni of punishing
boys by compelling them to sit with the1
girls shall bo immediately restored.
8. A boy who holds up his right hand
and says , "please , sir , may I go outV"
shall bo allowed to go , whether It bo
necessary or not.
9. The number of bovs allowed to go >
and fetch n pail of' water shall bo increased -
creased from two to four , with proper
allowance for time consumed in going
10. No boy shall bo pulshed for olTonslvo
words spoken in * debate witli another
II. While believing in aibitratlon on
general principles , wo insist that two
boys who have a grudge to settle shall
bo allowed to light it out between them
selves. No teacher need apply a whip
on account of it. ;
13. Any boy who tells on another boy
shall bo boycotted.
13. No boy shall bo kept In after school
except at his own request , as when an
other boy is lying in wait to lick him.
THE LATEST IN STRIKES.
Kndlcnl Ideas Thnt Have Emanated
from IMillntlelphln ami Louisville.
New York Times : The progress of civ-
ili/ation is full of cheerful aspects. None ,
hpvyover , are moro striking than the ra
pidity with which a radical Idea spreads
among the people. Emerson said that
every reform began as a private opinion.
The gentleman who first conceived tlio
idea of the strike probably did not foresee
the career of the child of his brain. The
bootblacks of Louisville are among those
upon whom this noble thought has re
cently dawned with overmastering force.
They have decided that , although 5 cents
has long been deemed sullicient pecu
niary compensation for a shine , they can
get 10 by combining. They have there
fore struck for one dime for ono shine ,
and have issued a manifesto declaring
that they "will black no man" for a
nickel. As unfortunately often happens ,
these. Knights of I/.ibor havo. not taken
the trouble to see whether tliuy can got
what they want without striking. They
never asked any onu to give 10 cents. They
have not shown any good reason why they
should have 10 cents. Wo believe that
this great strike will in the end fail. The
gcntlenion of Louisville are abundantly
able to black their own boots. Those
who are unable probably have footmen
or other servants who do not belong to
the bootblacks' organization , and who
will uonsont to ofliciato with "scabs" for
a consideration of 25 cents a week e.\tra
wages. The Louisville bootblacks should
hayo tried arbitration. They may order
a general tio-up , but as the shoes of
Louisville are probably accustomed to
that , the inhabitants regard the future
Philadelphia , always ambitious to out
strip tlio cll'oto cities of the west , and
always foremost in the van of progress ,
has outdone Louisville. A few days ago
150 aged sailors in the naval asylum in
that city struck against veal potple.
They declared that it was bad , and , after
marching into the dining hall , 'and sitting
down to dinner , they simultaneously
arose and marched out again dinnurlejs.1
They demand plum dull' , lob seouso ,
dandy funk and salt horse ; but they drdw
the line at veal potpio. Lacking dulinlto"
information , wo cannotspeak freely as her
the merits of this momentous rttciHoV'
Wo are not informed as to whether the'1
ancient mariners found fault with the
crust of the pie or thu vciil. The crust
may havu been of thn \yliioli.isiyaii- -
ufnctiircd for trade purposes only'and in
which the public has unquestionably hjst"
confidence. The veal may have been of
that variety which is familiarlycalled
"bob. " Hut whatever the nio'rits 61 ! ) ?
strike may bo , it opens' up a .future
whose rosuato line is wholly dullghtfulto ;
thu mental vision. . " . ? j
Hereafter when a bo'afding-hoiise
keeper insists upon giving her guests
every day for dinlior roast beef over-done ,
they can Strike. Let thorn march into
the dining hall , sit down , .rto * ) up. again ,
and depart dinnorloss. It"uitrito that the
boarders will bu hungry. Hut. , then ,
what murit is there in a striker 'vvno wll )
not go hungry rather than submit to eat
ing what ho docs not like ? The landlady
may refuse to yield , and may advurtisu
for non-union boarders to take the pbces
of those out on a strike ; but the union
men can then march in and Hiimnli the
landlady's plates and cups nnd saucers ;
Thov can also , if necessary , smash the
heads of the "rat" boarders. They will
probably bo arrested and punished ; but
they can bo happy in tlio thought , that
they have boon martyrs to a gl'oat cause ,
and have emulated the example sot by
illustrious freight-handlers and street-car
drivers of the days of yore ,
Thuro is also a chance for the paupers
of America to follow out this great idea.
Charity gives thi pauper bread , but ho
tires of it somotimos. Lot him strike.
Lot him loudly say , "wo don't want
broadwo , want pio. " If the charitable
organization doe's not comply with the
demand , lut him refuse to take anything
at all from it , and thus drive it out of the
business , Wo could make many othur
suggestions to thu oppressed and down
trodden of this crushed and despot-ridden
country , but it Is unnecessary. Our only
regret in connection with tills matter is
that Marcos Hozzaris did not live to see
the outcome of thn divine idea to which
ho gave uttcranco when ho promulgated
the doctrine. "Striko , for your altars
ami your fires. "
Children need a good cough medi
cine. Red Star Cougn Cure is free from
When Hho Bald Donns He Took It.
Hoston Advertiser : "I don't want any
castor oil , " said a nick little boy , petulantly
"and I ' take "
lantly , won't it.
"Why , Horace , " expostulated his moth
er , "don't you know that castor oil is
made from beans ? "
And thu little boy , whoso faith iu his
mother is perfect , tooic the dosa and
feebly aslced for more.
Sauce is capital for dyspeoUw.
ARBOR DAYAMONG ; INDIANS
Thousands of Tr''a Ranted by the Noble
Beds on Yfthktdn Koservation ,
Sowing the BccA ofl Civilized Comfort
on Treeless plains Progress ) or
tlio ttulltuto IW Agriculture
YAXKTOK AOB'NOY , I ) . T. , April 20.
[ Correspondence tiltho HKK. ] Wlulo
congress has beet ! cnjjasrcd in lengthened
and vigorous ( lobules upon the bust solu
tion of the Indian question , and agitation
upon the subject lias long engaged the
attention of the leading papers of the
country , the Indians themselves , so fur
atlonst as tlioso upon this reservation
are concerned , are awakening at last to
n true sense of their situation and arc
quietly working out for themselves the
problem of self support and iudopnnd-
enco. On one of the oldest reservations
of Dakota it might-bo supposed that the
Indians should by this lime have been far
advanced in matorSal progress , but by
reason of bad management in former
years at the hands of unscrupulous and
negligent federal ofliolals , it has been
only In recent times that any real inter-1
cst hus boon shown by the Ynnktons In
agricultural and mechanical pursuits.
Lvon whnn fortunate enough to bo under
the management of a competent agent
desirous of advancing , teaching and
encouraging them , a change in na
tional administration or the ro-
tiramcnt of the persons from
political life to whoso inlluence
> 8itoh ofllcor owed his appointment , has
brought with it a change of agents , and
the good ofllccr was too often succeeded
by ouo totally inollleient to attend to the
duties of the position , the progress , per
haps , just begun under the lormcr agent ,
WHOLLY O.VDOXr BY UIS SOCCESSOlt.
Thus , the Indian has suffered by reason
of the tips and downs of political life , of
which ho knows nothing and cares btill
Embracing more than -100,000 acres of
arable land , capable of producing in
abundance any crop indigenous to this
climate , this rcsurvution presents the
most favorable inducements to the cul
tivation of the soil , which returns to the
husbandman ample and substantial re
muneration for the labor oxpendnd upon
it. The only reason why to-day the
Yankton Indians arc non-supporting , is ,
as before mentioned , because of the in
capacity of former agents or their indif
ference to the ultimate welfare of
the wards entrusted to their charge.
Hut under the fostering care of an honest
agent they are rapidlyfldivesting them
selves of the inilolcneo which lias en
veloped them and are awakening to the
advantages of labor und to a knowledge
of the wealth to B < ? 'lbxtractcd from the
bosom of Mother'Enrth. , A ride about
the reservation fully demonstrates this
fact. Everywhere are seen busy hands
plowing and seoding.'l It is true that as
yet tlio Indians ha.vo'ioi ' | mastered the details -
tails of agriculture , but they are on the
high road to more intimate knowledge
of successful labor in this direction , liaeh
help the other and .carrying their old
trival relations , maintained m times of
war and of the ebusc.rinto the peaceful
pursuits of the fawn , thoycan be seen in
bands traveling about the reservation
plowing tills man'h fusM and sowing that
man's plot. Your correspondent count
ed nine teams and as many men en
gaged in ulowingmndifeoeding a ton-acre
tratc. Thus they.ttSMatooueianothcr and
will continue to do s"o until taught to rely
solely upon their own individual cilbrts.
It was my good , fortune to wit
ness last Saturday what I believe
to bo the first observation of
A1U1OII DAT AMON'O Till } INDIANS.
Originally instituted by a citizen of
Nebraska , at first only observed in that
state , it has finally become almost tiui- .
versal , and its celebration among the In
dians marks an epoch in the history of
the aborigines not soon to be forgotten ,
and the benefits of which will increase
with increasing years until their former
treeless plains are covered by the beau
tifying results of persistent and
therefore successful arboriculture
The flag "flung to the breeze '
from the top ot the agency lib
erty polo up tlio 21th inst. ushered in
Arbor day and announced a holiday to
the government employes. For days
previous the Indian police had been en
gaged in procuring trues from
tlio bottom lands bordering the river
and bad obtained a. good
supply for the occasion. Ground had
boon broken and the day commenced by" ,
planting a thousand embryonic forcfet
itrces on the campus' of the government
boarding and industrial school. Hota' '
ooitld be seen the Indian boyn of tlje <
' &cllool under the supervision of their
superintendent industriously engaged all
day long in commemorating tlio estab
lishment of Arbor day , within tlio Indian
domain and at the same time learning a ,
valuable lesson in horticulture. So also.
fnt ! St. Paul's mission school , the day was
appropriately observed by the Indian
b < > 5'S , in the setting out ot an orchardtho
fruits of which it1 is to bo hoped , will
prove a blessing to future generations of
That the cultivation of trees is a sura1
indication of civilization , will not bo do-
'nied ' and this fact holds good among ,
the Indians as well as in
nvoi'o civili/.ed communities. Show mo >
> an Indian whoso hut is surrounded by/a / ,
well-kept , neatly trimmed grove of trees.1
"tmill will show you ouowho is leading
in the race of self-support , wnoso furhi
" \ ) < } uvs evidence of careful ami intelligent'
cultivation , who Is progressive and lib
eral. And so , in riding over this reser
vation , no surer indication of the degruu
of civilization attained by the inhabitant
of an Indian honso or the owner of an
ilndian farm , than the number of trees
composing the grove about his claim.
Arbor day , instituted by a citunn of
Nebraska , litingly.rocoives it odlcial in
troduction into the Indian country from
the hands of anotlror Nebraska citizen ,
the present agent otUio Yanktons. May
the seed sown that.lay ( among these
Indians who t < aVol striving for
bettor things.ti , kcar fruit in
beautiful groves vylileji shall cover this
reservation in the noa'rlfuturu. and which
shall owe their origin to the example set
the owners of thnp9oilit'by. ' . lirst obheiv-
anco of Arbor day in their midst.
All honor and erdft' to that Nebraska
pioneer , the lions M ( ! Sterling Morton ,
who instituted thA cjjsloni of observing
this day of whicli.J..wr.ifo . , and by precept
and example has q > romoted its success.
Had ho never performed anything else
worthy of commeinorojion , his one deed
will mitille him t'o the gratitude of
posterity , perpetuating his memory Jong
after monuments of bronze and granite
have crumbled Into dust. Future genera
tions of donUons of thcso once trci'less
prairies will "rise up and call him
Arbor day was but the inauguration of
the planting at this agency for the spring.
Parks and walks , ami drives are laid out
to bo surrounded and ornamented and
beautified by the follago of the maple
and the ash. CJNTO.
THE STORY OF A BOAT.
Unlit Tor the Purpose or becoming a
Philadelphia Times : The ship Andromeda
meda , Capt. Henry Kron. cleared from
this port on the SOth ultimo , bound for
Goestcrmundo , Uurmauy.- This fact is
not likely to awaken an interust in the
mind of tlio average reader for arrivals
and departure ? , known and unknown ,
"tramps ' 'and "liners , " are noted uvcry
day. Hut the Andromeda has a history ,
almost a romance. At one time she was
a probable factor and Instrument in the
hnnda of a confederacy ; she might have
become of national interest ; now she
carries kcroscuo to our German cousins-
in-trade , and carries it in bulk. The
novelty may bo compensation for the loss
of the romance.
In the early part of 183 1 somn English
men , having watched with evident satis
faction the numerous prolitablo captures
of the Alabama , conceived the liappv
thought that there was room for one
more such craft on the water. They laid
the kcol of what wag to bo a larger , and
in every way a bettor vessel , and hurried
her forward to completion.
They did good work and made a
staunch ship , whiletlioy no doubt looked
forward with Intense satisfaction to the
time when , sailing under a commission
Irom the confederate government , she
should make war against the Yankee
merchant marina and bring gold and
silver galore to the pockets of her enter
prising ownors. The ship was launched ,
christuncd In the usual way , her machin
ery made ready for placing , and every-
thine Was being rushed forward with all
possible haste , when news came that the
Kearsargo had followed the Alabama
Into Cherbourg and that a battle waft
probable. Probability bccamo a fact on
Sunday , June HI , and the Alabama's sun
wont down , not in a sea of glory , but
stum first ami full of holes.
Uenr Admiral- Raphael 3cmmcs com
pleted one nioro variation to his career
.as a farri\or , preacher , lawyer , and
well naval commander , dropped his
i sword iu the water , jumped in after it ,
and was' soon " picked up by the English
Docrhoirnd" carried , with others of
th'o rescued , to Southampton.
It is. said that Admiral Semmcs sought
, ta conference with the owners of the now
ship. It is not doubted that he was able
to present excellent credentials and to
give numerous instances of past success
as indicative of future possibilities , but
the news from Cherbourg dampened the
Englislmlc'irs ardor and Soinmcs was
not , welcomed with any excessive degree
of cordiality. The owners would not
i enlace the Alabama with their now
ship. They would wait awhile. Con
federate bonds were losing their golden
MHO and cotton's crown was getting very
shaky. With their usual caution they
considered a guinea in the pocket
worth several on the war-troubled and
Kearsagc-infcstcd waters , and so , in rail-
rrtad parlance , they side-tracked the one-
tlm < j"intended ally of the confederacy.
Their decision was wisely made. The
march through Georgia inade eventful
the closing months of 18il ( , while April ,
1805 , found Grant at Appomattox , and
the north was up and the south was
down. No interpretation of international
law could make of a second Alabama
anything el c than a pirate , so the own
ers of the new .ship stopped her embry
onic romance in the lirst chapter and
changed her into a freighter , ami a tramp
at that. The machinery was sold , and as
a full-rigged ship with iron masts , she
became the Andromeda. l < or ninctecen
j oars she sailed the ocean blue. Then
she changed hands und now hails from
Gecstcrmundo , on the river Wcsor , fifty
odd miles from Bremen.
A CORPSE AS SECURITY.
Cold-Blooded Proceeding of a Tuc
Cases where dead bodies have been
held for debt have boon of frequent oc
currence , but those have been rare where
cadavers have been kept in the custody
of the creditor for a longer period than
a few days , and rarer still where the
creditor has been _ able to slowly make up
his bill by gratifying morbid curiosity ,
at a small admission fee. to gaze on his
ghoulish and ghastly curiosity. Tucson ,
Ariz. , has one of these rarest of rare
ca c.- > , with a St. Louis iittacliment. In
1881 Col. James Edwards , of that city ,
located some mining property some
distance from Tucson , and with a
party of half a dozen started
out to view it. Among
those wlio accompanied him was
Mr. Max Kotany. also of this city. A
man from Grand Rapids , Mich. , was em
ployed as purveyor for the excursionists.
He wasn peculiar character , with strange
tastes , but a man of .steady habits , and
well preserved. One of his peculiarities
was a passion for currant jelly , and when
ho purchoaed the supplies for the party
for the trip over the plains two-thirds of
the sumo in bulk weight was composed of
currant jolly. When the party arrived
at the place where the claims had been
located and purchased , the mines were
surveyed and the work of development
began. Col. Edwards and Mr. Kotany
leu for homo after the work was well
under .way , the Grand liupids member
of Iho party remaining as superintendent.
The Ojioning of the mines proved a very
oxpcn'sivo and unprofitable undertaking ,
and considerable money was sunk in the
'WoVK'wIflch.hjuI ' just about been aban
doned , fo'awfiit a change in the character
of Iho cbuhtryiiind in the climate , a hick
o < y > WUic ! J being the one great
drawbadl' , " wllnn the sunerint undent
hecamo ill and died. His family in Grand
Rapid ? w-as notified , but no rtiply being
received the body was regularly bunud.
, Atondiiyfi , | alcr anorder was received
to send Uujihody homo , and accordingly
it was raised and embalmed , the frontier
mulct-Inker bringing in a bill ot $ . )00 ) for
his-spryices. 'Jjiis the family refused to
tiny , nhd it was presented toMr.Ellwards.
so nifiiAud lo .settle the claim , as he
had not ordermL ( lie embalming , and as
thu ftiiptsrinUHidtiiit'-i obtain -was already
indebted to him : Thu undurtukur refilled -
filled to give it up.1 That was in March ,
< 18ty , and ho still holds the body in his
.olhcu in u rough , box , where ho charges
visitors M cunts a .head for the privilege
of- looking tho.romainn. Air. Edwards
.and , Mr. tJvotany Jinvu both seen thu
lKdy sincii and say it looks perfectly nat-
iinii , ( Uid Mr , A. J. Weil says ho has scon
Icttws which testify to the same oH'eet.
Thu dead man's family still rosidu in
Grand Kupid.s , wljoro ho hus a brother
who Is u physician.
Aii KxparlniRiit Worth Trying *
Wall Street News : A business man in
Pckln , HI. , went lo a minister , the other
day , nd said :
"We have a morfcago on this church
building of | 700 , I havu a chanc . to go
in u pork , deal which will pay mo about
$3,000 , in thirty days. If I should make
the deal and pay oft the mortgage do you
tnink the Lord would bo displeased with
mo ? "
moVdll , Hrolher Hastings , " was the re
p ly ; " 1 have hurutoforo hold that the
ord was against this sort of speculation ,
and whiles I shan't attempt to decide the
matter for jfou , I think it's an experiment
worth trying , especially if you subscribe
an additional hundred to the now bell. "
The tunnel of Posilipno , in Italy , is u
fmu specimen of ancient engineering.
Millions of human beings have each
year , tor nearly twenty centuries , passed
through It. Roman chariots and other
ancient vehicles huvo left their autographs
scraped and scratched into the lining
stone , and modern wagons and carriages
fatill rub their hubs against it , leaving
tholr traces for generations to como.
Yet another universal language hua
boon invented. In addition to the two
Gorman svstoms of Sehlegel ( Volapuk )
and Stolncr ( "Pusilingua" ) a system has
just buen published by a Luttich philol
ogist with the name of * 'Nal Uino , " or
Omaha will be represented in the con
vention of the national association of
brewers which will convene in San Fran
cisco on the 10th lust. , by Charles Metasj
Ilo leaves to-day und gooa by way of St.
Louis In the company of a number of
brewers from all parU of Uic country.
HANT.ONS IN "FANTASMA. . "
Speaking of this production which will
bo presented at Doyd's opera house
this evening and Saturday uiatlnoo
and night , the San Francisco Chronicle
A crowded house crcotcd Fantastna
last night. Tlio Hanlous have always
been popular because they give n kind o (
entertainment of which tlicr nro now
almost tlio solo nnd certainly the best
representatives. The old pantomime has
almost departed any way. and ovcry
year changes the characteristics of what
remains of it. The Hanlons have the
kuowlcddp of the humor of mechanism.
To describe Fantasma Is impossible.
It is a story and only two speaking parts.
The interest and unturtainmonl lie en
tirely in Iho stngo mechanical trloks ,
which are innumerable In variety and a
constant surprise. Not only In small
matters , but in some largo and striking
scenes , the ingenuity is very exceptional ,
the hurricane scene for instance , and
oven on the first performance hist night
the mechanism worked very completely.
The Hanlons do innumerable clever
things. The piece will prove popular.
J. H. O'Neill , a soldier from Fort
Omaha , and John Harris , a negro , were
arraigned before Judge Stunborg yes
terday on a charge of lighting. The
bluecoat , it scums , wont into the Palace
saloon about 7 o'clock P. HI.
Wednesday and beginning to act
in an unbecoming manner ,
was ejected by the negro. Ho resented
such treatment , and foueht vigorously for
what ho considered his rights. Ilo
thrashed the earth with the negro , and
butfor timely interference might have
injured him seriously. The police ap
peared on the scene just in timu to arrest
both principals. O'Nuill was released
this morning on payment of u line of $5
Pat Rockbud and Barton , two chronic
drunkards , were lined $5 and costs for
intoxication. Thov were sent tip to the
county jail in default. Pat Kearney ,
another "chronic , " was released , as were
also John Caddun and Chas. Goethe.
Several vagrahts wore given broad und
The Court House Plans.
The county commissioners do notagrco
witli Architect Meyers that an additional
.story to the courthouse can bo put in at a
cost not exceeding $90,000. One of them
otl'er.s to beta $7.1 suit of clothes that no
contractor can bo induced to take the job
for less than $175,000 or $200,000. The
matter will probably bo submitted to a
yotc of the people.
Marriage license was yesterday granted
to George L. Bellows and Sarah R. Jeff
Jus. Van Ness , Rush Miser and Frank
Merion , three boys who are going astray ,
will bo taken to thu Reform school to
During the month of April there were
fitly deaths and 100 births in this city. It
was the most prolific month that Omaha
has ever known.
Judge \Vakeley nrulo an order yes
terday confirming the sale of property
by the First Congregational church to
John A Creiirhton.
The ease of Haubcns vs Lange , an as
sault and battery all'air , was called in
Judge McCulIpch's court yesterday and
continued until June . * > .
The next meeting of the board of trade
will bo hold on Monday night , when an
other booming discussion of the Union
Pacific relief bill will take place.
The argument in the mandamus suit
brouglifbyBronnali & O'Neill to compel
the council to award them the contract
for grading , will be hoard in the district
court on next Monday.
The three Sarpy county prisoners who
have been doing time at the county jail ,
and one of whom , Jas. Fox , jumped
from the train while en route to this
city , were released yesterday.
A dirty , red-faced , crying baby , covered
with mud from head to foot , was picked
up on the streets yesterday , and taken to
the Women's Aid association at Sixteenth
and Farnam , where it will await a
Mary Novotroy , a young Bohemian
girl , exhibitml signs of insanity some
time ago anil was coulinud in thn county
jail. She was taken by bur friends to
St. Joseph's hospital , but has become
violently insane and haj again been con
fined in the jail.
The Unity club holds its last meeting
to-morrow evening. An essay on Pa.s-
tour will bo dolivured by Mr.s. Dr. Merriam -
riam , and an essay on the rotation between -
twoon mind ami niattor by Mrs. Edison.
Conversation on the inlluence of mind
over matter will bo led by Mrs. Dr. Dins-
August Spies , ono of the socialists ar
rested in Chicago as being implicated in
the dynamite riots , is known to many
people in Omaha. Ho spout a day or so
in Omaha la t summer , coming out here
to deliver a pionio udtlruss. Before ho
loft lie had a debate on the labor ques
tion witli Editor Sujinako. of the Gorman
Tribune , at Bohemian hail.
The following is the wuallmr forecast
for the week finding Wednesday , May 12
"Opens cool , local , frosts in northern
section windstorms and rain showers
( snow flurries possibly ) north , heavy
rains west , niiuy and cool in most sec
tions a warmer changu to summur heal
and consequent gonuration of electrical
activity , thunder storms and hail show
ers. " .
The oxpoalt'toti management has BO-
cured lor a concuit on May Kith Men
delssohn's Quintette club , and Miss
Edith Edwards , the soprano of that or
ganization. The lattur , it is said , will
positively appear. "
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Her und George
Gray returned Wednesday from the Pa
cific coast , whcro they spent about a
month between the cities of Sun Francisco
and Monterey. Mr. Ilnr pronounces
Monterey thu finest watering pliico in the
world. Win. E. llur , son ol Peter Iler ,
of this city , was loft to enjoy a longer acquaintance
quaintance- with that part of the couutry.
A. J. Osborno of Newton. la. , is in the
A. K. Marsh of Sutton , Neb. , is in the
Cal. John Donlplmn of St. Joseph , is
at the Paxton.
W. 11. U. Stout , of Lincoln , was at the
Millard yesterday ,
Mr. and Mr.s , J , J. Imhoff , of Lincoln ,
are at the Millard.
W. H. H. Stout , of Lincoln , registered
at the Millard yo.sturday ,
J , S , French and family of Wayne ,
Nub. , arc visilinir in Omaha ,
Morris Elgutter has returned after a
prolonged trip to California.
R. Al. Ray , of Kansas City , representIng -
Ing a prominent oil firm , is in the city.
Ge.o. E. Povvoll , Falls City , II. S.
Andrews and wife , Lincoln , uru ut thu
T. M. Marquutto , Lincoln , while in at-
lendancu upon the United States circuit
court , is u guest at the Millnrd ,
John S. Cascmont , of Paincsvillu , Ohio ,
the railroad contractor , well known hero
from Ills early connection with the con
struction of the Union Pacific , is at thu
Mr. W. Smith , who has for several
years been chief clerk in thu construction
department of thu Union Pacific , leaves
on Saturday to take a pltico with Mr. Me-
Murray iu the claim department nt Den
THE SPECULATIVE MARKETS ,
A Changeable Day on 'Change , "With
Prices Weak and Lower ,
WHEAT AGAIN TOUCHES BOTTOM.
ThoCAttlo Market Higher , With Re
ceipts Cleared Out Country
Shippers Warned t > > Ijook
Out For Iti-oalccrs ,
CHICAGO GKA1N J
CJUCAOO , May 0. [ Special Telceram.J
WIIIAT : Speculative markets were orery-
wliuru cased up this morning. Grain was
lower at Chicago and stocks lowfr at Now
York. "Wheat , " said John Cudnliy , "has
not been as well evened up In a yc.ir an It Is
to day. Trmlu Is .so still just now thnt If any
body sells even n little wheat , tlio price runs
off. Juno wheat oiwjnud at 80 < c , and run
down to70sfc@TP o In half an hour. The ox-
trcmcly fine wentlicr hnrt something to do
with IU Moreover , tlio apprehension of a
panto was so fur nllnvcd that \Vlmlev-
er support was Riven yesterday sim
ply for the purpose of prevent
ing ; n panic , was withdrawn this morn-
Inc. The market was free to net and went
down as a consequence. Stocks were acting
the same way at New York. By noon Juno
wheat was down to TUc , and puts were good
Ior50con every .Tc ! ! Invested In them last
night Cables utuuo In with wheat steady
but slow , .luuo wheat sold down to TS c ,
the lowest point attain. The point from
which tlio maikut loomed up on this'Inst
bulRc was 70Kc for May. Thoearrylnfrchargo
was ' 3'tC. and never under IVc , so that
.Imio Is selling to-day where It void when
the market was nt the bottom. Both Roam
and Ciutaliy , the old tlnin sellers , were put
ting out wheat ncaln when the pit bornmo
thu vrwk qt , Thn close for wheat at 1 o'clock
was TS > ( n forlunr.no that puts nt tlio clo.so
were worth moru tlmii ot noon. It is said
that ono Under. Mnthuws. bought puts last
nlRht on ( XM.Ox ) bushels. Cudnliy Is said to
have bought wits on r > 00,000 buslipfs nnd to
have sold call to an equal nmouiit.
Chnndler-Drowii Co'a Iloport.
The following report Is furnished by
Chandler iirown Co.of Chlc.iso and Milwau
Juno wheat opened SOjifc and sold gradu
ally down to 7teand closed at 78J4' at 1 p.
m. The continued labor troubles being the
cause of the decline.
Corn Weak In sympathy with wheat
Provisions Steady and quiet.
2:30 : p. m. Wheat \\cak ; ! M loads taken for
Corn and provisions steady.
CHICAGO MVE Sl'OOK.
CmcAOo , Jlny0. [ Spculnl Telegram. ]
CATTM : The offeriiiKS to-day were very
lliht , nnd again gave salesmen a decided ad
vantage. The ccncr.il demand was ( rood anil
the supply was 8,0011 cleared at good , strong
pi Ices. Sales weic lC@i:3e : higher than yes-
toidny , and 20@43c higher than a week ago.
Tliu ndvancn tills week lias been somewhat
spasmodic and Insular , but nil kinds of oat-
tie have advanced In prices , owing to tlio
small supply. Shlppeis and dresied beef
men wcru liuviii and business was soon done
at their prices. Other markets were stronger
to-day In sympathy with ours. Kansas City
and St Louis both repotted nn advance of
about lOc. "Tell country shippers to look
out lor Inoakcis , " said a Mtlesmun. The ad
vance in prices this week i.s wholly duo tn
light icueipts , and many Iur' lo's
ol cattle will piolmbly BOOM bo Inn-
led to thu market. Distillery-fed cattle wore
In u > ry Inrgu supply , and found icady sale nt
ulvanccd prices. .Nelson Moirls also sold
i'-'O head to Swift is Co. , at Sft.-KXitf.SO. There
wcie nearly 1,000 "htlllms" on thu market ,
and tliuy wciu ot lair to good quality.
Nearly 200 head of "htlllurs , " 1277 to HJ8 Ibs ,
sold at S.VJ.IiS.VlO : 763 slop-fed steeis sold afc
SS.20rrfTi , ) , nvcingliiK 11711 to 14-JS Ibfl. Shlp-
uns bought IDS he.id or 1315 Ib slop-fed cat-
le at Sl.r > ' ) , and dicsod beef men bought the
lemaimler ot corn-led cattle. Shippers took
ihout fifty cars at Sl.504i5.ai , aveiaghiK 1020
Horih The market was active nml values
igiin about Jic hlchcr than yi'stmd.iy. Thu
jest assorted heavy nnd buteuej.s' plus sold
itl.WjuO : ! ; best mixed , SI.l5fel.SO , largely
at SUB ; light ,
Nrw York. May 0. MONEY On call ,
easy nt tf ! ? ; ! per cent.
I'm MI : MI'.ISCANTII.I : PAVTII % @t per
Srnm.i.vo jJxciiANnr. Dull but sto.idv ;
for sixty days ; S-l.b ! ) lor demand.
r.iis.MtiN'iM Dull but steadv.
i -Stocks woid Inetfiilur at ( hoopon-
. . . , thoiiL'h thu majoiity of thu actl\u list
sliowpil = an advance of 'jf@3 ' per cunt. Among
the latter wcru hnckawaunn , N w York Cen
tral and Delaware < fc Hudson , while Hiver.il
roiiialui'd unchanged. Tlie muiktit was au-
tlvu In the eaily den lings , and althouch thcru
weiu a low .slight advances In tiiu first tuw
iiiluutDs , thu imukct soon bucaiuu wo.ik.
TowanUti o'clock thcru was a Iraclloiml
nilly , hut thu iiiaikel was heavy and duV
duiniR the last hour , closing at or near tin
lowest prlres of the day.
STOCKS OH WAT.I , BTIIBBT.
8W cent bonds. . . C'&N. W . 105 ? , '
U.S. 4 's ii referred. . .
Kow4'a UiJ N. y. o .
PacilicO's of' - . jsrii Oieeon Trau.
Central P.iullio Pacific. .Mnll .
C.&A iw : P. , D. AK .
nrefcnud. . . . 155
O. , h. & Itock Islana. . . . 12 ; )
* ' ' ' ' ' ' SUL. &S. I' . . . . 17
li'H. U. . . , . , . . 15) ) preferred. . . 88
Erie C. , if. A St. P. . . t K
piefe.nud , , . , piefcrred. .117
Illinois Central. StP.AO
linitenea , , .
' Wtf Texas Pacilio. . .
J ikeShoro Union Pacific. . .
U& N . , W , , St. 1. . ft P. .
Mich. Control. . . . prefer rod. , . 1H
.Mo. Pacilio . Western Union
Northeiu 1'ac. . . O.IUV N
preferred. . .
Chicago , May O. KJour Quiet but steady
nnd imclmnml ; winter wheat , SIW3u7 ; ;
southern , S4.00@-Utt ; Wisconsin , SUO ®
4.7. , : MirliljMii soft Bpriu , S.UO J.uJ ]
Minnesota baki'i.s1 , S'.iJMivt.w patents , IM.G-j
( 4".00 : low graded , 3iOO : > .iX ) ; rye flour ,
fcu.uiy.iiJ.tt . ) . I n b.u i els , Si.KX&J.W : ( > In sacks.
Wliuat Stronger ! Tc ) for May ; bOMc for
June ; Hi < ; for July.
C'un-lleltur ; Wtfc for May ; SG ) o for
Oats-Steady ; 2'a for May ; 20c for
Timothy-Prime , 81.73.
Poik-Kasy ; 89.10 for May ; S9.17K for
Juno ; $ ' . > . 3 for July.
Lard Kasy ; 85.87 for Mnyj 85.05 foi
JuiieS5.0iJ < torJulv ,
Hulk Me.iu8houldcr > , S4. < XX4.10 ; ihorl
clear. S3.M ® .CO ,
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