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TUB OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , MAY 10 , 1880.
BUSINESS IN WALL STREET ,
Balls and Bears Thirsting For Gore Pa-
triothm Hun to Seed.
A STRONG AND RISING MARKET.
The Stuilcnt of Stocks Gets IjcO The
Morgan-Welsh Syndicate Not So
Much ol a Failure Pros
Nnw YOUK , May 0. [ Special Telegram. ]
There has been but ono influence , which
might bo called controlling , In the news of
the past week , and that Is labor troubles. It
Is not often tlmttho varied Interests of Wall
Blrcrtaroastinaiihnoas upon any one sub
ject as they are on the present condition , un
easiness anil rioting In. the west. Wall
street stands to day wedded to Ih selfish In
terests In the valtio of stocks nnd other
securities ami as defender otvlmt It deems
Its Inalienable rliiht to Invent Its money In
everything and have protection fur It
Tlio feeling ot Indignation and r.iso ;
which now possesses the street H
deeper and morn revengeful tlmii
Iho sentiment of IBM. Men who then dodged
the draft and who gixvo but cold sympathy
for war , to ilny say sternly that they would
gladly shoulder muskets and march against
socialists , nrn.icldst * nnd revolutionists.
Groupi of men who proverbially discuss
prices and value but are moro clvnn to readIng -
Ing from "Tape" than fiom nny other
publication , now warmly debate tlio news
from'tlio rioting points.
The market for the week may bo clinrnctcr-
Ized us having been dull ami steady. There
have been- Irregularities In prices , but the
main movement has been steady , with small
dciilllngs. The early part of tlio week
showed Indications of a serious decline in
prices but strikers took such decisive stops
that from the point of view of the stock stu
dent It was like the rallioail rate war , which.
Instead of cutting 3 per cent , or 5 or 10 per
cent Ironi tut III late , piomptly cut the rate In
two and then cut It again , thereby reducing
It to small fractions at a jump. Such wars
always mean early settlement to tlio student ,
o when rioting occurred in Chicago and
Milwaukee , the student concluded tli.it thu
bottom had been reached nnd that It was the
proper time to look lor a rally. It must bo
remenibcicd , however , that the 1st of May
1ms passed without the development
of anything like the trouble Hint
had been picillcted tlnoiiglinut for sov-
cial months past. It wns most positively as-
scited that anthracite- coM mlneis , number
ing nearly 100,000 , would stiiko for eight
hours woik nnd ten hours itay nt that time.
\\hiloassiirances ot loynlty wcio roculvwl
by many coil inun iroin their employes , still
there wns n fueling of unceit.iinty that had a
very potent cllect upon the stock mat kct in
the fntiiiest of bears. Iho piedlctions o
trouble in the nnttiincltc loiflons ha\o not
only failed of voiilic.ition , but tlicio is good
reason to bclicvo that the bituminous coal
mliicis , amounting to perhaps 10,000 men ,
will ictnrn to work within n few days.
Tlio icront depaiture of Morgan and
Diexol to Kuiopo has given rise to numerous
rumors all tending to create the impression
that thu so called Morgan-Welsh syndicate
for leoignnlzatlonut Heading had moved
n piactlciil falliuc , and thnt the scheme pio-
jioscdwns to bo abandoned. Hear oporalois
have been very Industiloin ciiculatlng pre
dictions to this etrect. The facts are , how
ever , tlieic ate strong Indications that ( Sou en
will seek by every available means to make
terms with the Moigan-Welsh party , nnd in
thlswnv woik In harmony tor the icoignnlz-
atlon of the company. The lact ot the
matter has developed duuiiic the past
lew months , that the speculative public
have \ cry few stocks to trade In , and that
parties who are stioni ? enough to await the
lutiuo ciowth and development of the coun
try nro tlie pi Inelpnl holdcis , and they nio
dcteimlnrd to e.\eiclso their power in the
matter. The market closed lor the week
A NEW TELEGRAPH
i'rom Nebraska City to the
Vicinity of AVOOH , Iowa.
Nr.imA.S4vA CITY , Neb. , May 9. [ Special
Telegram. I The UEK man got onto the fact
tills evening that articles of tncorpomtioi ! ot
the Nebraska City and Connecting Line
Knllroad , Telegraph and Telephone company
will bo lilcd this morning. The incoipoi-
por.Uors aio J. Steillng Moiton , John C.
Watson , Thomas Morton , F. C. Morrison and
Pnut Slichmlnkc. The line marked out is as
From Nebraska City thiough Otoo county
to the mouth \ypcplng Water , tlieiieu
dossing the liver , running north-
cast to some point on the Hock
'Inland road , nt or near Avoca ,
( own , and two branches from Iho sta
tion at or near the mouth of the Weeping
Water , on e tuinmgnoittiwcst to some sta
tion on the Missouri I'arlllo laihoad near the
ii ( own of Weeping Water , nnd thu other di-
I jcctly noith to I'lnttsmouth or vicinity , tlio
1 llueiuniilng liom Nebiaskn City not to be
ovei ten miles west of the -MKsoiul ilver.
The eapital will bo S1,000OCO.
lldslsastingctic.il , nnd may be n good
llnnnclnl , movement on the unit ot these gen
tleman , as this line tnps the best ralhoad
country In these pails , connecting with tlnee
or loui of the leading railway lines.
llf'i'Tho ' North Komi Cluiroh Troubles.
NoiiTitHnNi ) , May ! ) . [ Special. J Hov. W.
N , LIttd , of this place , who was chaiged
with "kissing the hiinbs of his Hock , " and
" wasloibidden bytha elders to pieach In his
' chtucli , 1ms been exonerated by a mnjority of
"his congiegntlou. Ho Is out In an open let
ter In which ho nrialgns MOSMS. Dobbins ,
Donno , Thompson and Ilnirlgan.who wanted
. thodllllculty settled by aibltintlon , commit
ted. He chnigcs them \\Kli bilngliiK against
him the false elmrira of causing division , nnd
th.nt they would not nnd can not piovo It ,
nor allow him to prove It. "llecausoo
, could do no butter , " says Mr. Llttel in Ids
open letter , "uoitluliew our lellowshlp
, iiom you and nil otlieis who sustained you
in 'your unhiwlul v\oik , as It \\as
our duty to do nnd piocecded
, to choo.se other olllcets to servo us. Since
which time wo do not iccognUu your acts by
"tlionuthoilty of thechuich. llencujourcall
for nn uiiscilpuinilrommltlce to settle that
which 1ms nhc.idy been settled will not bo
" heeded by us. And here thu nmtter must ro > t
'iinli'sn ' you publish things contrary to the
' ' facts nnd thus keep up the strife lor whluli
n dibceinlng public will hold you
We will not be drawn Into nny unscilptural
proceeding , but will abide by t ha law of the
Lord. Anil we sue no way out of the dltll-
tulty , open to jou , uxcupt by repentenco and
jirnjerhlch wo sincerely hopu Is not too
, 'lato l'or\ou. MnyUod have mercy on yon. "
This letter Is sinned by Mr. Littel. and en
dorsed by the now ulders , C. L. Cook nnd C.
A. Truoblaod. and by Deacons Samuel Ktcld-
son , A. A. Llttel and 0. P. Dickerson.
Hog Yards at PaplUlnn.
PAI'II.UON , ilay 8 , [ Special. | Superln
toudont Page , of tlio Council Bluffs transfer ,
in conjunction with Jnmcs Hunt , a Ver
mont capitalist , has closed a contract wltli
Mlshul Headle for ( \\enty ncie.s of land , lying
just.vvest ot the town limits , nnd will begin
nt once thu construction of mammoth hog
nnd cattle leed puns and bains. Tlio object
Of this new move Is especially the feeding of
liog * , but ns soon ns pioper buildings can bo
erected the Hi m will begin the slaughter of
beet cattle on a largo scale , with especial view
to supplying the Omaha ictatl butcher snops.
_ Jli % Page savs he will leed anil shuightei at
least 10,010 hours during the piuacnt jear ,
and iucieasu ids capacity as insl ns possible.
Work on the plant will begin Immediately.
iQ'liUtan big card for I'apllllon. Foitythou-
* kud ) dollars \\lll uo Invested In the scheme
on thoKtait.aiul employment given to ncaily
fitly men. P.iiillllon real estate lias ndvnuccd
fjiuUciially since this institution 1ms been so-
cuied , and bpleudld piu pect : > ot a larger
mnmitnfturlng establishment being located
heie tend to attract more attention to\\ aid
lovui piopeity than ever before.
EPOAII , Neb. , May 9 , [ Special. ] During
the storm Filday evening , lightning struck
Mis , Thomas' druz store nnd the postoflico
fat the same time. Doth balldlngs \ \ ere b.idly
ibatteied nml considerable damage done to
goods iusklc. The brick store of GarJuei-
Bros , wns b.idly slinkon and sk largo glass
broken hy the slinck. A number of persons
were In both buildings wheii slrnek , nnd
lliougli they weie knocked down In all direc
tions no ono was hurt. The damage will
not bo crc.it.
Struck fttr Higher
May 9. [ Special ] Ono hun
dred grndcrs on the Missouri Pacific railroad
work , In llio ble cnt ( north of town , struck
yesterdny for hleher Wages. The men were
nil discharged , and the conductors nro now
scouring tno country for now men , but with
little success ,
I'lvo Shots Over a Fence.
WAIIOO , Neb. , May 0. fSpcclnl. ] Late
yesterday nfternoon a quaircl arose between
11. Lee and a linlf-wlltcd fellow named Peler
Fuller. The dispute was over a partition
fence which Leo undertook to remove by
force , when Fuller drew n revolver and fired
live shots nt Leo without serious results.
Fuller is now in Jail In default of 31,000
1'ntrlek Ejjnti Talks Ahout the Lon
LINCOLN. Neb. , May 9. President Egnn ,
of the Irish National league of 'America , vvns
Interviewed to-day by your coirespondcnt ro-
gaidlngtho statements In the London St.
Jnmes Gazette , Stamlaiil and Dally Tele-
grnpli attributing the anarchist ilots In Chicago
cage to the Irish element. Mr. lunn was
veiy Indignant nt the chaigo. He said :
"Those English papers In lids Instance , ns
In every other where they refer to Ireland -
land or the Irish people , display the most ar
rogant ignorance nnd barufnccd lying. If
there is one feature of tlio socialistic troubles
moio noticeable than another or moio grati
fying to every lover of Ireland It Is the fact
that up to the present tlmonota single Irish
man has been found on the side of the red
Hag. while we can point with melancholy
pride to the fnct that about tlirce-lourth'iof
tlio bravo fellows who fell In dotonso of law
nnd eider were of our nationality. " Some
Irishmen , lie said , may peihaps have gone to
extremes in defending their homes nnd in
battling lor their national rights ,
nnd some of them will no doubt
do so again In the future if
Kngllsli stupidity nnd Kmtllsh prejudice pre
vail to thwart the manly elloits of Gladstone
to settle the Irish question by constitutional
means ; but this much I can sav , nnd 1 know
vvheieof 1 speak : That socialism , as that
teim is understood by tlio followers of tlio
led Hag , never has found and never will tlnd
nny foothold in lieland or among the Iilsli
poople. It has , however , consldeiablo
htieiigth In Knglnnd. London foi yeai.s has
been its headipmiters , nnd by the Chicago
papcisof yesteiday I peicelvo that Illinois
can boast an Knglislt section of the order. In
ISW an attempt was made by the London In
ternationalist lied Flag organisation to es
tablish a branch In Dublin , ihcy sent over
delegates , engaged looms , held sitndiy meet
ings and began to got mound them nulto a
number of cranks. The Kcnl.in Irish Itovolu-
tionaiy ( iriraul/.atlouwhich IheKiiglish mess
always stlgmati/ed as communistic , deter-
miiu'd that Ihev would have none of the red
llagdoctiines. On a ccitain day they attend
ed the internationalist meeting In foicennd
those of that tialeuuty who did not get down
the Malrs with sulliclent anility went out
tinough the windows. TnH was the last of
the anarchist movement in liolnnd until
last year , when the London wing
made another attempt to Intioducn It into
Dublin , only to meet with a dismal failure.
Mr. Kg.m expressed the belief that in the lu-
tme , as in the past , in her every ettoit lor
the maintalnance ot law and older niuLlho
nsscition oilier lights nnd libeitles , the ic-
publlc ot the United States will have no
moio loyal detenders than her Iiihh-Ameil-
can cltucns and no Iriend on caith moio
warm or sympathetic than thoGiecn Isle. In
i elation to tlio labor movement , he Is stiong-
ly in sympathy with eyoiy legitimate olloit
on the pai t of labor oiEanUattons to better
the condition of the workeis.
LINCOLN , Neb. , May . Patiick Egan ,
president of the Iiish National League of
Ameilca , has this evening forvi aided the
following cable to Mr.'Pameliy ' *
' "To Chailcs S. P.irndl , London-Tho
statements of the Standaid , Globn , Daily
Telegraph and St. Jnmes G.uetto , charg
ing our countrymen with inciting so
cialist i lots In Chicago nro unfounded
libels. Not n single liishnmn was amongst the
anarchists , \\hile most ot those who tell , de-
lendlng public ordei , wuroot our nationality.
This latest evidence of malice on the part ot
the KiiKlibh press lias gieatlv helped our
cause among the Ameilcan people.
l'A-i HICK EGAN. "
Special Session Called.
ST. Louis May 9. A Haltimoio dispatch
sajs : Geneial Master Woikman Powderly of
Hie Knights of Labor , acting under the
anthoiity vested in him by the goncial ox-
ecnttM ) bouul , has issiiejl a call to the various
assemblies of the oulor tor a special session
of the gcneial assembly to bo hold In Cleveland -
land , Ohio. Tuesdnv , May ! T , The cause
leading to the calling ol the session niegnen
as follows :
Fust , The rapidly Increasing membership
of the outer icimiies changes in the laws
which the geneial e.\ccuthe board have no
nuthoiitv to make.
Second , The laws in iclntlon to the gov
ernment ol bojeottlngnie Wholly Inadequate
to compel obedience on the pail ot the as
semblies that believe in boycotting lor eveiy
otlense , whethei gieat or sinnll.
Third , The I.ivtsln iel.it Ion toslilkcs.donot
give the geneial executive boaid pouei to In-
tcifeieln such matters until alter tlio strike
has been inaugurated.
Fouitli , The oidei has become involved in
dillieitltles with HID ti.ule societies , and an
effoit Is being made to cieito a ruptmo be
tween these societies and the Knlchts of
Ohio Politic * .
Cor.UMiius , Ohio , May 8. The republican
members of the Ohio senate convened this
moinlng at 10 o'clock and without ti.msact-
tmg any business went into caucus to discuss
the pioposdlon to consider the special otder ,
the Hamilton county contest eases and seat
the four tepiibllcan claimants by a viva \oce
veto before \\asolliclnlly asceitnlncd theio
noqnoinm waspiesent.Tliocaiicnsdeclded to
puihiio this coniso and thu members' came
Into the chambers nt 11 a. m. Tlio Journal
of each day slneu Tuesday was
rend and approved. Pavoy , of Fnyette ,
moved lo take from the table the lepoitof
theiepubllcan membcis ot the senatorial lu-
\ estigiitlon committee. Agiccd to by n viva
voce vote , nnd then a icsolutlon was adopted
recommending the .seating of four republican
claimants. The resolution was adopted by a
unanimous vote , nnd the now scmttois came
forwnid nnd took the oath of ofllco nmld n
stoi m of. applause.
Must Not Touch Herman.
UKIII.IN , May u. The spirit bill now be
fore thu bund/ralli proposes a tax of 6 pfen
nings per litre , to be collected from the retail
mciclmnts. If this bill Is injected an alter
native measure will be Introduced subjecting
spirits to a tux previous to their lea vim : the
dibtlllery. Mho latter plan , It Is calculated ,
will yield n ycnily Income to the government
of § 5,000,000.
Pioposals to permit the use of the German
language will bo submitted by the CVetch dep
uties nt the coming session of tlio Austrian
reitchsUi ; , and it la expected that violent
scenes , if not oven collisions , between tlio
Czeteh nnd German deputies will follow their
Intioduction , The C/eteh ngree that thu
German language shall continue to bo used
In the public service , but they bold that It
should be tiumht only in the npporaiul not In
the lower schools.
Indians Capture il by Mexicans.
GUATAMAS , Mexico , May 0. A. courier
\vboaiil\ed lo-day fiom Geneial A. Martine -
repoitsthoeaptuio bv Mexican troops
otAill , the central defense of Vaqnl In
dians. One Mexican ollicer and elcht pit-
\iites won ) killed. Chlet Cnjcmu nnd u gieat
poi lion of Ids army left soum days be tore the
engagement. The causaltlos on the Indian
side nro not known. The general opinion In
Ynuqnl is that the war Is ended.
They Call it a Prize.
ST. JOHN , N , 13. , May U. The dominion
cruising steamer , LtmUdowne , arrived to-
dny , liavlm : In tow the Gloucester schooner ,
David J. Adams , The pilzo was placed In
the hands of the customs nuthoiltlcs ) > endiinr
action by the admiralty court Tno crew ,
thi i teen In number , leportednt the Amoi lean
consul's olllco and \\eio provided with lodg
ings until It can bo seen what action wilt betaken
taken by thu Canadian government.
This seUure ulll save a test case.
A \ \ HOLE FAMILY KILLED.
AH Express Trnlii Crushes' Father ,
Mother nnil Daughters.
TOUT WAYNK , IND. , 5Iny P. As train No.
8 , known ns the dny express , which left Chi-
cneo at 3:15 : via Fort Wayne rend Ihli nrtci-
noon wns passinc the little station of lirn oed
six miles east of Plymouth at Just 0 o'clock
this evening n horrible accident occurred nnd
four lives will bo lost thereby.
John Wymer , n young fnrmer living
one mile nnd n half east ot In-
wood , started from liU borne this niornlmt
accompanied by his wife nnd two pretty little
daughters , nged 3 nnd 4 yeais , nnd drove out
to visit some friends , After spending most
of the day they started back and reached In-
wood station nt 0 o'clock , at lust the time
when the day express Is dun. As his wagon
wns passing o\cr the tracks It was stinckby
the engine. Uoth horses eio killed Instantly ,
ns was nlso John Wymor , and the oldest of
twouIrK Ills wile and other child escaped
Instant dcnlh. only to suffer llio agonies of
llngeilng death. They were man
gled so ns to ninko them almost
unrecognizable , nnd pie-senled a slcUoiilng-
nppcnrnnce. The oldest 'hlld's head wns
completely severed from tlio body , nnd lay
ten or Ilitecn feet from tlio trunk , while Wy-
mer wns simply a shapeless mass of liinimn
llcsh. Mis. Wymer nnd the youngest child
weio not mangled so badly as llio other two ,
but they wcroinjiued bo\ond hope of tccov-
cry. An eye witness said to an Associated
press rcpoiter : "It Isnn awful accident , but
no ono Is to blame except Wymei himself. "
Affairs In Cincinnati. ' - *
CINCINNATI , May 8. Outwardly there 1 ?
veiy little apparent change In the strike sit
uation. City employes have been voted leu
liouis' pay for eight hours' Work and a nuln- ,
ber of individual mannfacluicrs made settle
ments with thch men , but a great mass of
strikers remain Idle. There are no crowds
nnd business seems tb bo progressing , as
usual. Orderly processions -strikers have
passed llirough the sticcts every day , but the
pronounced denunciation \lolence'par- -
tlctilnily the socialistic methods , bus clMm
the public a sense ot licedom from danger of
ilot. The feeling has not been-shared
by the authorities for snvcrnl reasons. Tie |
First regiment ot Ohio Niulom-l Guards Ims-
been on duty , day and night , nt the armory ,
near the court house. Several hundied spe
cial policemen have been appointed , nnd
safety orgnnlrntlons hnvo been Conned nil
over the city. Fem regiments of militia ha % u
been ordered here by the go\cinor. The ex
planation for all ot this preparation wns
made to-day lor the lint , time. Police com-
inlssioncisluuedlscoveicd .socialists' to the
number of COOnie oignnl/edandantied with
ellectlveiltlcs ; they control 'hero-tho maim-
lactnio of dynamite nnd bombsi
the ones used In Chicago wcio
made here , and they , no\V \ Have
on 1mml for use n supply of infernal ma
chines. The police commlsstoneisclalm they
have tound thu name of tlm inanutnetiuer
ot the machines , William Unities , ot Covlnc-
ton , Ky. This , in connection with tlio
minor Hint llerr Most was in Covington last
night , gives plausibility to the t'eais of the
nntlioilties nnd accounts lor the apparently
unusual precautions taken. The tioons
oideied have not jet nrilml ; they will
piobably bo quaitercd In the suburbs ,
Twelve Runaway Barees.
PiTTsnuna , May 9. At a qnai'ter to 0
o'clock this morning § 00,000 woithof prop
erty In coal baiccs was sunk In Iho Monon-
galicla liver , between dam No. 1 and Point
bridge. The \\iecks , however , nro strewn
along both the Monnngnheln nnd Ohio liveis
lor several miles. The cause ot the disaster
was n sudden nnd rapid ilso In tlio river.
Coal men were looking lor high water , but it
came sooner than they expected. At 50 : : !
o'clock this moinlng a fuel Hat which had
broken fiom itsmooilngs somewheie up the
liver came diitting ittplillv down the
swiftly iniiiilni ; stream , which was rising
nt the into of six Inches nn hour.
Just below the dam it shuck against a licet
ot twelve barges belonging ( o Mnlnmet Coal
company , ot Cincinnati. The shock was so
gieat that the lines wcio pnited and the en-
tlio tow stalled down the ilver. Uefoio the
runaways had gone far they encountered
twenty baiges belonging to O'Noil&Co. ,
nnd laitber down thico barges ot Uiimiixg-
1mm company nnd one each of Blown to
Sons and Siicathcn is Wilson. The steam
boat Alarm started in pmsuit , but they only
saved eleven ot the barges. The other twenty-
seven wcio sunk and their contents stiewn
along the ilver. No fuither damage occurred.
Fair weather , neaily stationary tcmpern-
tuie , winds generally variable.
Crops nnd Cooked Iiamls.
CKDAII HAPIDS , Iowa , May 8. Crop re-
porls liom forty inilroad stations to-day In
dicate grain of all Kinds Is coming on in line
James C. Young of this city has been ap
pointed bv the trustee of Jay Cooke & Co. .
who fnlled in 187.5 , to sell 8.1.000 acres of
Minnesota laud at auction hi Chicago , May
They Wouldn't Arbitrate.
NnwAiti : , N , J. , May 9. The association of
fur hat mnnntactuieisof this city , compiis-
Ing twenty-one linns , to-day stopped sUing
hats , which throws 000 men out of employ
ment. This action Is the ic&ult ot a lofus.d
ot omplo.vo.s to appoint a committee to confer
with a committed from the nianulnetuicis to
nibitiate all dllleicnces.
Clem-ing House Keports.
UOSTON , May 9. The gioss e.xchangcs of
the leading clcailng houses or tlionrjiilled
States lei the week ending May S were S'Ji- ! ) '
9 1 i.470 , an Incicaso of tiO.2 per cent over the
preceding week. " *
The last slave was sold in Virginia hi
the bprinff of 181)3 ) for 100 cabbage p hints. .
Dwellers on the shores of Luke Iv8srko- )
nous , Wisconsin , are growing rich " 'by
shipping turtles. Ono man made $000
out of turtles in n single jour. , (
A ti oiling horse in North Chatham , IJ.
Y. , catches rats. Ho watched Xocrthuiu ,
and when one comes within roach jho
sei/.os it in his teeth and nrtfshos it. i '
Young men have the 'upper hand in
llovsvillo , Kas. The mayor is only .33
years old , llio police magistrate 27 , the
principal of public schools 23 , and tlio
A bull and a buck fought on the farm
of the lion , Oscar Turner , in Ballard
county , Ivy. The two wcio found dead.
The bull had been wounded in three
places by tlio horns of the buok , the lust
thrust being through the heart.
Elijah Youngblood , of Cofl'eo county ,
( Ja. , is a famous hunter. Ho is 03 years
old , nnd claims to have killed 01) ) 1 deer.
Some years ago alligators devoured thrdo
of his dogs which had swam in the lakes
after deer. Youngblood swore vengeance
against alligators , and * has since killed
187 of those , creatures.
G. C. Nowsom , of Tallahasso , Fin. , has
been missing eggs , oliiokeus , and other
things from nis grocery all winter , and
could not discover what had become of
them , until u few days ago tin opossum
wns found hidden in tno garret. The ani
mal had been a pet in the store , but jt
escaped last October and was supposed to
have gone to the woods.
In looking over old records of ship
ping recently the oldest merchant vessel
nllout was found to bo the bark True Love.
of London , 200 tons register. This vessel
was built in 1701 , making her now 123
vears old , She is owned by John S.
Ward , of London a largo owner of vessel
property. The True Love is yet in active
There have been fought in Franco since
1870847 duels , besides many between of
ficers and between pi lyalo soldiers , which
are scarcely ever mentioned m the pa
pers. Out of these 8 17 duels only nmo
resulted in. one of the parties being dis
abled. In 08 per cent of the cases the
combatants loft the lield unscathed ,
though rehabitatcd ,
A well known animal trainer , last fall ,
bought a Hook of treoso and proceeded I o
train them in the same manner as canary
birds. Ho had them educated to a point
who re they were about ready to introduce
to the public , when thu whole flock took
sick and died. lie is going to repeat the
experiment this summer.
HE SQUANDERED HER MONEY
A Widow InvestiflFoilr Thousand Dollar * in
'Odnfiaence ' ,
CUT RATES 'I TO CHICAGO.
Installing aNnw ijMnlstor A Ceuten-
nrlnu Celebration Chinese
Schools tJuiulny Sports it nil
Gcuupal City News.
Ho Got Axvny With Her Money.
On Wednesday evening last a stylishly
dressed man apparently , about 80 years
of age , accompanied by a middle aged
lady in widow's weeds , registered at the
Metropolitan hotel In this city ns "W. O.
Perry and wife , Indianapolis , Ind. " Yes
terday afternoon tlio same man was be
hind the bars at the city jail holding con
versation through the grating with the
lady in question who , visibly agitated ,
was endeavoring to scouro his release.
The somewhat sensational facts in the
case are these : The man is O. H. Parry
nnd but little else is known of him. Ho
has spent a number of years in the west
and recently landed in Rapid City.
Dakota. Hero ho mot with the lady-
whoso name Is not given , a widow
possessed of a goodly amount
of money , n farm in Indiana ,
and n desire to doll' her habiliments ot
"mourning " and again enter the matrimon
ial state. Her financial standing atoned , >
in Parry's estimation , what nature had
neglected in making her handsome , and
an engagement wns the result of n few
weeks' ' acquaintance. The W9inan says
that she agreed to stake Parry in business
find they decided to come lo Omaha , get
married and lay in a stock of gents' fur
nishing goods with which Parry was to
start a store. They arrived hcrc , as' '
stated , on Wednesday evening. On
Thurnday Parry persuaded the woman
that she ought to go back to Indiana and ,
settle up her business there before
the marriage , while ho in the
meantime would purchase the
stock of goods which ho would take to
Rapid City , where the wedding would
occur upon her return from Indiana. The
woman agreed lo this , and giving Parry
) ? D,700 , ielt on Thursday evening for her
old home. Botoru she arrived at her
destination , however , stio became alarm
ed at her own faith in giving Parry the
money , and resolved to return to this
city. Shcariivcd on'Saturday evening ,
and at once reported th stale of affairs
to tlio police , civing a description of Par
ry , and asking for his arrest. Captain
Cormick took the case in hand , and spent
all of Saturday night in a fruitless search ,
yesterday about noon ho and Olliccr
Turnbull met Parry and a female com
panion on Douglas street , and placed the
man under ari'ost. ' The woman was
informed ofii > t4ic airest , and
upon an investigation vvas alarmed at the
state of affairs uo3vliscovered , Instead
of having purchased ii stock of gents' fur
nishing goods , Parry- had taken in an un
known partner nnd had invested $1,100 of
the money in billiard tables and saloon
fixtures , and made all of tlio necessary
arrangements fdr the opening up of a re
tail whisky shopnn the Dakota village.
The woman migjjt have been consolcil to
this change in tlto business plans of the
linn but her woman's heart could never
recover from tlieJ < sliocc ) occasioned by the
discovery that h r intended husband had
been spending his money during : her ab
sence in company with a certain beauty
of the lowcrt tirder. She declared
that she v birjd "never marry
the man who hailjso deceived her trust
ing heart , and.sho was equally in earnest
about securing bis release from jail and
settling matters by a compromise. As no
complaint was filed against the prisoner
he was released lastovening. The money ,
several hundred dollars , vvhioh he had
not spent , was returned to the woman
who will return to her homo with her
dearly purchased experience.
Gut Kato to Chicago.
Another passenger rate war has been
inaugurated between Omaha and Chi
cago. It vvas started in the same manner
as the rate culling that occmred in
March and lasted but a few days. The
cutting was commenced here on Satur
day evening by the Chigagp , Milwaukee
ifi St. Paul in response to the follwins
telegram received by General Agent
Nash , from Milwaukee :
"The Minneapolis' ' and St. Paul route
having withdrawn from the passenger
agreement heretofore in effect at St.
Paul and Minneapolis , nnd Unit company
luiying sold to-day , through a broker at
Minneapolis , a second class ticket of its
own issue to Chieaso for $8.50 , wo have
.authorized agents in St. Paul and Minnij-
nrpolis to make the same second cln < is
iliekct to Chicago by the. Chicago , Mil
waukee < \i St. Paul , and in accordance
with our platform to make the same r.itu
< trom St. Paul to Chicago , you will com
mence to-day to sell second class tickets
U > Chicago for $8.50 , first class rates
, Vatc > remain undisturbed. "
In accordance with these instructions
-the Chicago , Milwaukee A : St. Paul com
menced selling Chicago tickets Saturday
evening at tno cut mimed and were
jnomptly met by tlif Northwestern. As
yet no cut has been made by the Burling
This is looked upon byrailroad officials
. fs a renewal of the Northwestern pas
senger war. The out was made by thu
"Albert Lea Itouto" of the Hock Island
system and opens afresh the old Irifo bo-
"twcen llio Hook Island and the Milwau-
kpo for Northwestern business. The
.same cut was made on the
Albeit Lea Houto in March
and was met by the Milwaukee
and the Northwestern by a cut from
Omaha and Council IHull'd. Hates were
restored by tlio agreement entered into
February a , 183(1. ( TJho Milwaukee was
not a party to this agreement , although
the company has piajiitaincd the schedule
of rales adopted 'by the association.
The present end- docs not affect first-
class tiekcls. which are sold for $12.75
from Chicago t < ? , .Oiuilin. There is a cut
from Chicago of $ : ron first-class tickets
and $ U.7"on > socifful-ip'ass tickets , making
tlio rate $9.50 first-class and $0.75 second-
class , both llmitdtt ! ' "
Hallroadors hit high authority are of
the opinion that this war will affect all of
the connecting jncs between Chicago
and Omaha. It is claimed that it is in-
Ideed doubtful if. ) ttiu rates can be any
ougcr muintainaU .t/tha present figure ,
ana that n pernnincm reduction is very
probable. ' ' , , ' , |
Upon thc&hoifjltlcrs | of the Now
Pastor or tlio fc > aiuilois Street
Prcshytirinn Church ,
At the Saunders street Presbyterian
ohur'ch yesterday , in the morning , Uov.
W. H. Henderson preached upon the text
of "Sowing and Heaping , " taking his in
spiration from John , iv , U5.
In tlio evening the same gentleman
was publicly installed as pastor of the
church , in the presence of a largo audi
ence of members and friends of the asso
ciation , The sermon on the occasion
was preached by the Uov. T. 0 , Hall , of
the Southwest Presbvtorian church , and
propounded to the pasto"- the questions
peculiar to such occasions , as to his be
lief in the Scriptures , the confession of
faith , approving of. the government of
the church , subjection to tlio Lord , his
seeking the ministry from the love
of .God , zeal in promoting the cause
of Christ , ongaping to bo diligent and
j faithful in the same nnd his willingness
to take charge of the. Hock now commit
ted to Him.
Other questions were propounded to
the people , as to piofcssmu ; their confi
dence in their new pastor , promising to
assist and encourage him , and complying
in a worthy manner with the laws of the
Uov. J. W. llarsha then charged both
pastor and people , admonishing them of
the reciprocal relations to bo sustained
by each , the value of harmony , the itossi-
bility of accomplishing good and the
misfortune of doing evil. Ho advised the
pastor to study himself and his people
while ho encouraged them to second the
former in all that was for tno creator
The choir rendered some excellent se
lections. It consisted of Dr. Spaulding ,
Misses Alice and Grace Pratt , Mr. Lin
coln Whiltlcsey and Miss Tealo.
The church has recently been entirely
rcnnoViUed and supplied with excellent
upholstered pews , tno cost of which has
been $ .1,200 . , all of which has nearly been
Hev. Mr. Henderson has been acting as
pastor pro tern since last February. Dur
ing the weekho has olllciatcd as professor
ser ot Latin and Greek at 1'eltvlevv col
lege. Ho will continue to reside and
lonclutlioro as heretofore , until the close
of the. scholastic year on Juno 10 , when
ho will move to this city.
i ) - - -
ONJB'HUNDUKD ' YKAUS OLD.
Omaha's Only Centenarian Some In-
' tcrcBtlnjj Pacts ,
Mrs. Augusta Douglas , whoso remark
able longevity was first noticed in the
UIB : some weens , ago , celebrated her 100th
birthday on Saturday at her daughter's
homo , 2210 California street , with five
ieiicratpnspresent. ! A number of friends
called" d'urYng the day and presented her
witlrmany tokens of esteem , in the way
of floral remembrances , etc.
The venerable dame was born in Now
Yotk state. May 7,1780. She was for
runny years a resident of Leb.tnon , N. Y. ,
and it was in that place her childhood
was passed. For the last few vears she
has resided in Omaha with her daughter ,
a Mrs. Hall , at the location given. Mrs.
Douglas is a great-great grandmother ,
her daughter , Mrs. Hall , being the mother
of a son who is a father.
Mrs. Douglas is remarkably well pro-
served. Her health , as a iiilo , is good.
She is able to converse intelligently , and
likes to chat over old limes. ISlrs. Doug
las performs all the common duties of tlio
house for her own comfort , but has
within a few months suffered .some from
acute rheumatism. Her hearing and
sight are both slightly detective. She
can understand conversation carried on
in a loud tone , however , and can distin
guish by sight objects ulaced in a favor
able lijrnt at short range.
Mrs. Douglas' memory is her most re
markable cearacteristio. She ran recall
with vivid particularity events that oc
curred fifty , sixty or hevonty years ago
the war ot 1813 for instance , which she
remembers as well as though it had taken
piace but yesterday while her memory
lails to retain with distinctness the occur-
atices of only a few weeks or days.
The weakness ol her sight occurred in
a rather singular manner. Until about
three years ago her eyes wcio so good
that she could read newspapers with the
aid of spectacles and could see as well as
many of her joungers. One day. while
busy on a piece ot needlework , she was
suddenly stricken with a semi-blindness.
At times she suffers from a paralytic af
fection in her arms and hands , which
temporarily renders them useless. It is
probable she will end her days in Omaha ,
as the daughter witli whom she resides
is well able to support her. Mrs. Douglas
is undoubtedly the oldest citizen of
Omaha , if not of the state of Nebraska.
The Knees at Athletic Park Yester
day Afternoon Comma Attrac
tions JJafie Hall Matters.
The r.ices , which have boon postponed
several times on account of the rains ,
took place at Athletic park yesterday af-
noon , and were witnessed by about 200
spectators , many others having been kept
away by the rain storm. The track was
too heavy for use , so tlio ropes were
drawn in and the races made on the
turf , which was in a fair condition , though
soft and uneven in places. II. C. West-
hike and Win Donnelly were the judges ,
and II. IJ. Kennedy referee.
The first race was a 100 yard profes
sional handicap , with Atluirton hcraleh ,
Hughes and Toll four yards. Huglius
won the first heat , but tlio judges do-
claredJJie racfiii foul , as the men c.ime in
with Alherton in a coop , preventing his
parsing them. Hughes refused to run
thb second heat. Athcrton won , with
Toll second. Time. 10 } . '
' Tho'a.iiCQjid.racu was a ! ! 00 yard profes
sional Jiiind'cap , with Athci ton scratch ,
Toll and Gregg 1-1 yaids. The race was
a ulosuly contested one. Athcrton won ,
closely.seconded by Toll , with Gregg
; tjifrd. ; y'ime ' , " .ut 1-5.
- f'he'Uiird'raco was a 120yard amateur.
MfcCrcUry won by 1 foot , Washbiirn second
end and Sfono third. Time , .1U.
Tlio fpurlh race was a one mile profess
ional handicap. Hourilian scr.ilolif
Gregg 12"i yanU , Kendall 140 yards , Mahoney -
honey 210 yards , Kendall won' , Mahoney
sutlond/'llouriliun ' third , ( jiegg fourth.
Time , 5JO. :
'JlOnrihan ' ( hen m.ifclied I'ntton , of
.Avqea , Iowa , for a mile race with Untton
100 yards start.Button won in even
'A.match between Hughes and Ather-
'toii is ( ailed of , lor big money.
' Houlihan is in tiinning for this twenty-
live mile iace which ho is to run on tlio
10th insl. with Tullield of the Fitzgerald
hose team for a purse of $200.
The Union Pacific * will cross bats on
.Sunday no'xt with the Denver's ' in this
The two base ball teams of St. Joe have
consolidated and formed a nine for the
western league. The leguo nine will
play a match game with the Union Paci
fies in this city on Sunday May 23.
On Their Revolvers.
The dispute between the Union Pacific
nnrt the gas company as to the ownership
of the lot on the northeast corner of
Eleventh and Leavcnwortli sticcts re
mains as it was on Saturday last. No
incursion , as had been expected , was
made by the Union Pacilio forces Satur-
d y night. The gas men are on hand in
good numbers. A number of them are
in constant patrol of thocompanv's piop-
erty , while others are convenient to respond -
spend to any alarm. All of them are
heavily aimed and instructed , when
diiectod , to repel any fuither invasion by
direst force. Up to an curly hour this
morniiiK the state of affairs had not
changed , _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Our Cliliiewo School ,
Chang Tsao , Jn , the o < c-iniiiMor from
China , who passed through Omaha on
Saturday , inspected the Chinese school
which is conducted at the lUipKinghain
homo , in company with San Goon , one
of Omaha's loading Mongolian citizens.
He was yury much pleased with what he
saw and said that in his opinion the
school was one of the beat conuucteil
ones in America.
The finest bargains in the pity aroHhoso
now being offered by Hoggs & Hill in
their Park Forest and Omaha View lots.
In The Temperance Fluid.
A largo and well pleased audience
gathered at the W. C T. U. , Buckingham
hall Saturday evening , the occasion
being the usual gospel temperance meet
ing under the nusplcccs of the Omaha
Hoform club. Uov. Mr. Smith , a re-
( timed missionary from China , opened
the services with reading of tlto scripture
and prayer. Ho was followed by
Evangelist Dltlor in a short address ,
pleading with the diinking men not only
to lor.vo tholr cups but to turn to the
fountain which Is able to and docs take
all evil desires from a man's heart , nnd
setting forth the glorious joy and peace
of a life consecrated to God. Mr. H , J.
Spoerrl then sang "Whore Is My Wandor-
InglJov to-nlghtf" the audience joining
in the chorus Mrs. M. 1) ) . Roberts of
Lincoln spoke as only a Christian mother
can. asking that for the sake of the
aching hearts of the parents loft in the
eastern homes and for tholr own , the
'oinigmon should turn toward the better
Ifo In Christ. She laid particular
stress on the fact that each per
son has an army of followers ,
who were being influenced for oltlior
good or bad ; "which kind of a loader
would you be , ono Inking your followers
up to lives of happiness and peace , or
leading them down to destruction nnd
death ? ' Mrs. Itoborts has a Sunday-
school class in Lincoln of seventy-live
members , young men , nearly all of whom
have been converted within a few
months. Mrs. Howvnr sang bcautfnlly
"My Hey is Coming Home To-night , "
followed by Rev. Mr. MnKalg in a few
words of encouragement ami exhorta
tion. The meeting was closed by sing
ing "Hold the Fort , " during which quite
a number came forward and signed the
pledge. Miss Dlllrancc. as organist ,
was greatly appreciated. The Reform
club is to be congratulated for the good
work it is doing as one of the many
aircncies employed to rescue men from
drink and lead them up to a higher life.
Their business meeting occurs on Thurs
day evenings at the Huckingham , and
the public nipelinir on Saturday even
ings ; lo the latter every ono is invited.
The river is rising slightlj' .
Work on the bridge caissons will not
bo resumed until after the Juno rise.
The Castloton.company arrived yester
day and are qnatlcred at the Millard.
The police picked up an even dozen
of drunks and disturbers of the peace
F. M. Saxby was arrested last evening
for breaking the windows in an Eleventh
street bawdy house.
The fedeial court is engaged in the
hearing of law and equity cases , the
juiies having been discharged.
Judge Stenboig disposed of a few un
important cases of drunkenness and va
grancy in police courtSatnrdav.
A. L. Uixby , editor of the Fullerton
Journal , was in the city last niglit en
lonte for a visit to his old home in Iowa.
Olliccr Clinic picked up a lost boy on
Thirteenth street yesteiday aftei'noon
and tinned him over to the care of the
Women's Christian association.
The open cars on the street car lines
made their first appearance , the present
year , on yesterday and during the after
noon wore liberally palroni/ed.
The Kansas City Museum Dramatic
company , who have been holding the
boaids at the People's during the past
week , leave to-day for Des Moines.
H. G. Barber , who pleaded notguilty in
the United States com t the other day to
the charge of forging pension papeis , has
changed his pleading to guilty. lie
will bo sentenced on May 17.
An old man is engaged in building a
cratt at the foot of Douglas street wliicli
is to be a soi t of cross between a sail boat
and a Hat boat. It is about twenty leet
long and ciglit lect wide , with a capa
cious cabin. lie is building jt expressly
for the purpose of taking his family to
Memphis and expc-ots to make the trip in
about ono month. He will start this
Saturday at 2 o'clock the bell of
No. 3 engine house stiuck one. The
horses weic harnnssed to the apparatus
ready to go , but no more alarm sounded.
A hundred people gatheied at the house
and remained about alter the failure ot
the alarm , until they became annoying
and a dash of water from above was
neccssarv to to scatter them , It was
thought the tap was caused by the winds
tapping the wires.
TJicie has been for some tinu1 past a
rumor Hashing about to the effect that
Kelsey , thu inventor of the mammoth
water wheel at the loot of Paniam stieut ,
had disappeared under mysterious cir
cumstances a short time ago. These HI-
mor.s hinti'd ' that Kulsey had been mur
dered by some of his enemies who wished
to pi event him from pushing his scheme
to Micc'oss. A reporter , who investigated
the matter last evening , discovered that
in all probability those rumors were nt-
teily tri omul less. It is nearly certain that
Ktjlsoy is now in Memphis , Tcnn. , where
lie is supposed to bo building another
District Attorney SI rode , ot Nebraska
City , iin Omaha on legal business. He
saya that notwithstanding the Miry full
i ( sport made by the 1'iii : ot ihe killing of
little Maggtii Shellcnburger by her par
ents , tin ) public ean have but little idea
of thu enormity ot tlio crime or the in
tensity of the feeling against tlio in
human parents. For two or
tlueu da.ys after the inurdor
and during the coroner's inquest the
sticklers for law and a fair ( rial of ( ho
accused , had all ( hey could do to keep
the mob from wrecking summary ven
geance upon the prisoners' . The woman
has made a partial conti'sslon , in an at
tempt so clear herself , that the cinno
was committed by the girl's father alone.
The Shollenbcrger's aio in the ponitun-
tiary at Lincoln for safe keeping ,
Personal Paraxrnptm ,
II. II. Welch , of Lincoln , is in the city.
Thomas Swobo has returned from the
< D , W. Simpson , of Nebraska City , Is in
J. W. Rupert , of Fremont , Is ut the
Conrad Schmidt , of Ucatrico , Stmdaycd
IJ , F. Rpwalt , of Hastings , was m the
W , IJ. Page and wife , of Lcadvillo , are
at the Millard.
A , H. Peterson , of North Platlo , Sun-
dujod in the oitv.
Mrs. A. IJ. ISlidh of St. Louis , is in the
city visiting fiienils.
Major Dutton , ot Missouri Valley , was
in the city yesterday ,
I ) . McDonald and S. S. lord , of Sioux
City , Sundayed in Omaha ,
Mr. IJ. l'f. Smith loft for Hosion last t
evening over the Burlington ,
J. R. Pollov and H. I. Sawyer , of Poit-
land , Ore. , are at the I'avton.
W , C. Coleman , of Burlington , Iowa ,
is in the city , the guest of H. P. Lcacham.
A. H. Wikolf , a prominent grain dealer
of Hamburg , Iowa , was in the city yes
A. IJ. Law and A. 11 , Buekslaff , of Lin
coln , wcie Sunday guuils at the Metro
J. A. Kishoe. Phittc Centra ; W. Brysou ,
Odell ; J. R. Porter , llaiglcr , are ut the
. Mutt Glair , the veteran passenger man
of the Rock Island , 'is homo from a tup
K. L. Frary who has done olllciont
work as city passenger agent for the
Chicago & Northwestern for the past
year , lias resigned his position.
D. IJ. Smith , n senior at Cornell col
lege , Iowa , passed through the city yes
terday , returning homo Irom Topeka ,
Kas. , where ho represented Iowa In the
Inter-state oratorical contest.
Arnold Harbor , representing a largo
Now York wholesale house , has come to
Omaha with hifl family to make this city
his permanent homo. Ho has taken the
house No. 'Ji.07 Farnnm street.
George 0. Ilohbie , accompanied by his
wife , left Saturday for Chicago ,
from which uoint ho will join the delega
tion to the American Ticket Brokers' as
sociation , who leave on the 12th to attend
the annual convention which meets at
Cincinnati May 12th and lilth. Prom
there Mr. llobbio and wife will proceed
lo New York city , slopping at Utica ,
thence to Hartford , Conn. , and Washington -
ton , D. C. , returning to Omaha In about
a month. _
At the Christian Ohuroh.
In splto of the threatening clouds quite
a largo audience greeted tlio speaker ,
Rov. 11. C. Barrow , at the Christian
church last evening. The text was Rev.
11 15. The speaker rapidly skclcliodtl o
history of the church during the past
three centuries , tlio great aposlacy , and
modern reformations. Wo should accept
the reformatory teaching of Luther , Cal
vin nnd Wesley , butnotcrystalizo around
the doctrines of cither , and refuse to make
any further progress. Mr. Wesley said :
" 1 expeut great light yet to break forth
from the woul of God. " The man whp
formulates a creed , puts his foot in tlio
stream of human thought , and declares
that nothing more shall over bo Icainrd.
Calvin restored Iho sovereignly of ( Soil
in the hearts os the people , cheokiiig the
corrupting tendency towards a religion
of works alone. Wesley reviewed and de
veloped the spiritual clement in religion ,
and Roger Williams was an Important
factor in restoring the primitive form of
baptism. All the really great and learned
men who have practiced allusion for
baptism , have done so on the ground that
they had a right to change Iho forms of
the ordinance. Joint Calvin , in section
15 of his institutes , says : "The word
baptize is Gicek , and ineaiiotli to Im
merse , and it is certain that immersion
was the practice of the ancient cliureh ,
but wo tliink we have a right to change
the form ot this ordinance , somewhat ,
only so the substance is retained. " To
this agree Dean Stanley , Chalmers , and
other learned and pious men who have
practiced affusion , The word hnptuc is
Greek , hence Greeks who probably un-
dci stand their own language , never
sprinkle for baptism , but always im
merse. The first authoritative change
from immersion to sprinkling was in Kill
at the council of Ravenna , bee Encyclo
pedia Buttaniea. Wo have accepted
those reformations and * advanced
beyond them. We have made the famous
declaration of Chillingsworth : "The
Bible alone is the religion ot Protestant , "
practical , and simply .seek to reproduce ,
and perpetuate the church of tlio Now
Testament , wholly fiee from any denomi
national ideas. Wo have now eight
hundied thousand members , who aio
content to uc simply clirKthuis , wearing
no denominational badge , or name , and
aeknolcdging no authoritative cioed but
the word ot God. These meetings will Lo
_ _ _ _ _
Fully three thousand people attended
the jubilee meeting at the Exposition
building last evening. The services were
highly interesting and profitable to those
w ho had athered to learn the Tiuth.
The Elks held a happy social session at
their rooms last niglit indulging in fes
tivities that lasted until a late hour. Tlio
members of the Castlcton company woie
present and paiticipalc'd in the oyening's
With the Illuc Coats.
R. Zogbuum , in Harpers Magmno
for May : Retreat has been sounded ; the
flag , opening out its graoctul fold , conjca
waiving down the lalf staff simultaneous
ly with the thunder of the cven.'nu ; gun ;
and wo no * * thi > purndc for a htroll one
along the banks of the creek that Hews
tranquilly over its sandy bed in the deep
ravine in real of thu post. Although the
sun has disappeared , the western sky _ it )
all alilow with his light , and it is the
ploasantest time of Iho day , this long
hour ol noi thorn twilight , before the
shadows of night close in on the fair land
scape before u.s. Down below UB ; where
the cicok spicads out into u wide deep
pool , some young Indian girls are bath
ing in its cool waters , and tholr laughing
voices liso up melodiniK-ly in the still air.
Some squaws are smmted' along the edge
lilling their water jurs or dipping their
squalling little pappooscs , clothes and all ,
into the stream.
Following the path along the blulT
towaid the high ground in our front ,
stopping for a moment at sqmo graves ,
foni'cd in with neat white pail ings , whole
some poor fellows are silently "awaiting
thu last leveille , " as we sco is inscribed in
i into characters on the little headboards ,
we climb lo ( lie top ol the mouil , and ,
turning , look back nt the scone below us.
At our feet lies the liltlo foil , with Its
squat u parade gioiind Hanked by thu
"Olliciir.11 How" opposite the banaeksof
the men , and at either end by the fiiard
house and nuartermastcr'K stores and of-
licers nnd the' p/ist ho-jpital. Wo can see
llin soldiers giitluirrd about the doors of
their quai tors , wh'lu ' in Iho optm opaco
between the foil and the ngcney build
ings , standing white * mid strag
gling beyond , and rising above tint
tepees grouped near by , some young
Indians arc racing their Jioraos , yelling
and whooping like fiends , Still tin ( her
beyond , where wo ran see the shining ,
curving river and tlio creek emptying iln
wateio into it , Iho village is lying , thu
smoke fiom its many liioo melting into
the air above. Very gradually the lii'ht
fades , gray shadows are stealing over th
prairie , wheio HID gicathcrdof agcnoy
cattlois slowly moving ; the pl.itfotms on
which the redskins deposit the bodies of
their ( load stand out en the mounds black
against thu sky , mid the weird , sobbing
wail of mourning woninii strikes discord
antly on our cars , Lights begin to
twinkle in the barracks , and , ringing put
clear and mellow. Iho bu-rlo is sounding
"first call" for tattoo.
When lUltf WM McV , ire R ve her
When the TTM Child , ihe cried for CutorU ,
When the became Mies , the clang to CutUnia ,
Wliou tlio bad Children , ahe g re them Oislori
Fifty years ago tlio beys had a very
hard time of it. Them weie no fmnaces
in the house , and low stoves , bedrooms
as cold and colder than barns nowadays ;
wanning pain for bed at night in con
stant use , as the bed clothes wcio like
two cakes of ice. Washing was done by
first bicaking thiough the ice foimod in
Iho pitcher ovi-r night. All cooking wan
done by wood firus , and Iho wood had lo
bo cut by the bo s.
The lincst bargains in the city are those
now being offered by Hoggs & Hill in
their Park Foiest and Omaha View lots.
For choice Sued Potatoes call at Horticultural
ticultural Room , Nc. 1 , 1300 Harnoy St.
Tlio Twin Humor Gasoline Stove gives
entire satisfaction. Sold by M. L. Vau
scotcn , 151U 1'odgo St.
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