Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 11, 1886, Page 2, Image 2

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Anton Schaab Saves Himself From Imagi
nary Enemies.
Interesting Honril of Trailn Mcetlnc
A Heavy Damage Suit Old Folk's
Concert Police Pickings A
tilvoly Runaway.
Hy The Itonc llontc ,
Anton Schaab a young Gorman who
has for some tlmo past boon living on the
bottoms , committed suicide last evening
by hanging himself. His dead body was
found hanging to one of the beams in his
Suit , by ono of the neighbors. The case
was promptly repotted to the coroner ,
whereupon an Investigation was made ,
which developed the following facts :
Schaab came to Omaha with his sister
Mena thrco or four years ago , and has up
' to a few months ago been doing such odd
Jobs as ho could find , to earn his living.
, His sister found employment as a
domestic , nnd has latterly been working
at the residence of n Mr. Smith on
Twenty-fifth and Davenport streets. Of
Into weeks , Schaab has been III , Buflbring
from some sort of mental and bodily
depression , which has not only filled his
mind with strange hallucinations , but has
kept him bedridden most of the tlmo.
His illusion was that ho was being pur
sued by some enemies who were bound to
kill him. His sister ministered to his
wanta as best ; she could , visltini :
him on every occasion possible , and
bringing him food and medicine. Sclmab
however , appeared to grow worse rather
than better. About ten days ago ho dis
appeared from the little shanty in which
ho had been living without saying a word
, to the neighbors , Inntiiry was made for1
him in every direction , but to no avail.
On Saturday night ho returned , saying
that ho had been in Plattsmonth and
thereabouts , trying to escape from the
enemies who wore hounding film to death.
Ills sister gave him into the care of ono
of the noiglibors , Harry Fredericks , asking -
ing tlio latter to see that her brother was
properly watched and his wants , as fur
as possible , attended to. Anton was last
soon by Fredericks alive shortly after
dinner yesterday. Whch supper wus
ready ho was missing , and ! rcdcrlcks
going to his hut .found his lifeless body ,
as before stated , suspended from ono of
'tho beams. Ho immediately cut it down ,
and tried every means of resuscitation in
vain. The coroner's jury returned
a verdict of suicide by hanging1
It is probable that the unfortunate
man committed Iho act sometime be
tween 4 and 0 o'clock. When found by
Fredericks tlio body was still warm , and
life had evidently not been long extinct.
He was last seen alive by a blacksmith in
the vicinity , to whom ho stated that the
Knights 01 Labor were planning to kill
Schaab was about 20 years of ago , and
BO far as known , has no relatives living
in this country. For the past few weeks
ho has undoubtedly been laboring under
a temporary lit of insanity.
A Union Pacific Hrakcmati "Knises"
a 1'ass and Gets Into Trouble.
Chief Valentino , of the Union Pacific
detective force , did a neat piece of work
' 'yesterday Ju the detection and capture
of a former employe of the Union Pacific ,
who is charged with -the forgery of an
' that road "rais
employe's pass over by
ing" thodato of its expiration. The man
is M. H. Darnell , a former brakcman on
} tie Union Pacific , who was discharged
about a month ago. During the recent
strike on the western division of the road
Darnell applied for work under the name
of D. W. llansell and was given an em
ploye's puss to Chnyenup , good until
May 8. On the evening of May
fi , accompanied by a woman ,
ho went to the Metropolitan hotel , where
ho registered as "Charles Keif and wife , "
and remained over night , dopo.siting the
pass as security for his lodgings. On
. Thursday ho secured a loan of money
, rJrom Fred Knight.sulllcient to redeem
thrco pas.scs which ho had in pawn at the
time. Ho promised to give Knight the
' pass to Clieyenno , remarking that ho
'would not take any btriking brakeman's
job and did not intend to go to Cheyenne
at all. He did not yield up the pass.
however , until Sundaj' , when Knight told
I1'him ho dhl not want'tlio ' passt as the time
E ) iad expired. Darnell replied that ho
would have to "doctor" the pass , and
, soon thereafter gave It to Knight , with
the date of expiration very clev
erly raised from May 8 to May 18.
Knight accepted the ticket , but
changed his mind about going
j.jtw'Choyonne and yesterday at noon , ao-
" "i'ompanied ' by R. Stevens , offered the
pass for sale at Hobbles' ticket broker's
. - oillco. Tlio Union Pacific ollicial.s were
* notified of the fact , and in Jess than an
hour Detective Valentino had Slovens
and Knight in the city jail and was on
'itUarnoll'H track. The police were notl-
LJicjl of the affair and Patrolman Murphy
- * " uccoodcd In collaring Darnell about 5
' o'clock last evening nt the corner of
. " " "Capitol avenue and Twelfth street. Ho
{ took his arrest without concern and do-
5 clared that if'tho pass hud boon "raised , "
Uittehad been done by Knight. Stevens
i and Knight will appear us witnesses
riigainst Darnell when ho appears for trial
o day. Darnell Is a man of a family and
ives on Pauitio street.
_ AI)8ontoo Will Ho Fined llercaftor
MiiMiiruoturcrH Looking in Oiu-
nliix Arkansax Kditors
v a.tttf Ijnst NlKht'M Meeting.
WttAlax Meyer presided at the meeting of
_ tho' board of trade In the exposition
building last evening , There were fifteen
"members and spectators present when
i tluj cull to order was mado. Mr. Nat.
L tlnger acted as secretary. The minutes
* j6f ? the lust two moatings wore read and
* approved.
The committee having In charge the
, if remission of taxes upon industries to en-
pourago their locution in Omaha , through
JJd\Vln Davis , reported that they under-
' ixjod the subject to bo impracticable and
"illegal , and had , therefore , not conferred
with the council in the matter , On mo
tion of H. O , Clark the report was placed
on tile.
A Iptter from Senator Man'dorson was
road , betting forth his receipt of the
' board's ' resolution , and expressing his
t willingness to act in favor of certain
"amendments to the Cullom bill witli ref
erence to cur load lots.
A communication from Congressman
Laird was read stating ho would watch
for the car-load features in tiio Cullom
bill. Ho thought the Reagan bill would
t , i > the house and the Cullom bill the
, / . \figiinto. Ho surmised n committee on
'i compromise would then bo appointed.
" A communication from the Munufac-
a' MHrors1 association of Sioux City requesting -
> ing the influence of the board in the mut
ter of the improvement of the upper
Missouri was introduced. It was hold
t-tlitit nothing sould bo done In the prom-
v ( Jsos ,
A communication from the Arkansas
Press association was read. The nrosi-
. , 4 < > nt naid thu board of directors had'up -
r > eliiteda committee , with Mr Wake-
Afield as chairman , to entertain the visitors -
" tors on Friday next , give them a ride
about the city , also a lunch , and , if they
remained over night , take them to the
Knights of Labor ball which is to take
place that evening. It was further do-
elded that there would bo an Omaha man
in each carriage to explain to the visitors
the sights ns they rode around the city.
A communication was read from
Walker Hros. , \Vymoro , Nob. , direct
ing attention to their inventions.
Another was road from the DinT Manu
facturing company of 1'ittsbnrir , setting
forth that they employ -100 men , desire iv
western location and would like to locate
in Omaha , and asking what inducements
the city would oiler to thorn to build bore.
The secretary had written thorn , ex
plained the advantages of Omaha and
asked them for further information ns
regards their works and desires.
Another letter luul been received from
T. J. Potter , of the Chicago , llnrliimton
& Quiney , with reference to shortening
the time on that road between this city
and Chicago , to the oflect that , at the
present , the granting ot the request
would bo impracticable.
Another from J. T. Clark , of the Chicago
cage , Milwaukee & St. Paul , to the olloot
that after the labor trouble * the eastern
roads would probably agree upon a re
duced table of time between Omaha and
The secretary then stated that at a moot
ing of the board of directors in the after
noon Mr. Colpetzer had introduced an
amendment to article 10 , section 1 of the
by-laws , as follows :
A penalty of S5.00 shall bo Imposed on
each member of this association who shall bo
absent nt the regular monthly meeting , un
less , said : R)30iit member shall show cause
why ho wns unable to attend sild meeting ,
nnil said line may bo lumandoil upon a ma
jority veto oC the membeis at the next regu
lar nicotine ,
Also to aitlclo 5. That the rule of collect
ing assessments shall govern the collection of
lines Imposed.
The president said that under the con
stitution , the proposed amendment
would nave to Ho over till the next meet
ing , and in the mean tlmo would bo hung
on the walls of the bourd for the informa
tion of members. If , however , the o
present desire to speak of it , there would
bo no objection to their so doing.
II. G. Clark thought the resolution
a very good one.
Colonel Chasq thought there ought to
be a fine , but did nol know whether it
would be advisable to start light or heavy.
In Minneapolis , a board of trade mem
ber who was not present at 0 o'clock in
the morning was lined $10. There , they
did things dillbroutly. after the manner
of a legislature. There , they had but
two excuses , sickness and absence from
the city. When thu time came to act
upon the subject , ho hoped it would be
acted upon intelligently , and , if they had
business to warrant attendance at meet
ings , the line should bo inllieted.
H. G. Clark saiu that if there could be
secured an attendance 01 lifty or sixty at
the meetings , there would bo no difficulty
in making the meetings interesting.
Mr. Nattingor said that , recently , an
interesting private meeting had been
held at which it was claimed that the
city was not bcing properlv sewered
from a sanitary standpoint. Itc thought
that tlmt would bo a subject which might
be considered by the board.
Colonel Chase said that , while ho felt
that the city engineer was competent , it
was questionable whether the system of
sewerage was the best that could be cm-
ployed The city had been niggardly in
paying good salaries ; nevertheless , the
subject was ono which the board should
consider and present their views upon to
the council. The question of the assess
ment was also ono which should be con
sidered to whether the one-third
, as - valu
ation should bo longer con inucd.
The board then adjourned.
After the close of the meeting , it was
ascertained that , .at the meeting of the
board ot directors , in the afternoon , the
call had been made of 25 per cent of the
stock for the purpose of carrying forward
the erection of the board of trade build
H. ( .I. Clark figured that ouch share of
stock was valued at about § 100 , while it
had cost but $225.
The Now Kouto to St. Joseph , Alo.
The through line from Chicago to St.
Joseph , Missouri , over the Chicago ,
llock Island 4& Pacific Hallway will bo
open to public use on and after May 2d ,
1880. The extension west from Alta-
niont ( from which point the main line di
verges to St. Joseph ) has been construct
ed with the utmost care , ami in all re
spects compares favorably with nny of
the older portions of the Hock Island sys
tem. Through express trains run as fol
lows : Leave Chicago 12:10 : p. m. and 11
p. m. , arrive in St..Josoph 8:15 : a. in. and
7:55 : ! ] ) . in. respectively. Returning , leave
St. Joseph 7J5 : ! p. m. and 7:55 : a. in. , ar
riving in Chicago at 5:35 : p. m. and (5:25 ( : a.
in. The passenger equipment of these
trains , consisting of day coaches , Pull
man palace parlor ami sleeping cars ,
reclining chair cars and dining cars , Is
and will bo characterized by the sumo
comfort , luxury and splendor which have
made thelCunsas CitjKouto of the Rock
Island so universally popular. The new
line opens up , a nuw and independent
avenue of transportation to and iroraone
of the most nourishing , fco-'ahoad cities
of the West a city of 50,000 inhabitants ,
commanding an immense trade that
covers a vast urea included in the States
and Territories contiguous and tributary
to it. Success to the through lino. to St.
Joseph , and , may the Chicago , Hock
Island & Pacific management harvest
that full measure of reward which their
superior energy and enterprise have so
fairly earned. _
A Lively Runaway.
Yesterday afternoon at 8 o'clock as II.
U. Kennedy wus starting for a drive from
Douglas street ho noticed that one of his
reins had gotten under the slmft. Ho
stepped down to remove it. The horse
feeling in good spirits started to run , and
dragged Mr. Kennedy , who maintained
an upright position between the fore and
hind wheels , until the corner of Thir
teenth and Douglas was reached. There
ho slipped , and was thrown. The buggy
was overturned , and the horse run to
Hartley , thence to Farnam , where it
struck the hind wheel of Canon Dohcr-
ty's buggy , starting its spokes , and let'
ting the buggy fall to thu ground. The
hind legs of the horse became so wedged
among the spokes that ho could go no
farther , and with diillculty was re-
loascd from ids painful position. Each
buggy was slightly injured , the Canon
was trichtoncd , the horse was scratched ,
and Mr. Kennedy got a splash of in ml
upon his clothes.
The Old Tlmo Follcs.
The Old Folks' concert , promised by
the rmrishonors of the Seward street
Methodist church , took pluco last night
before a largo ami delighted
audience. fho songs were ex
cellently rendered , the costumes
unique and excellently arranged , and the
linancuii results of the most satisfactory
character. The only disappointing fea
ture of the night was the shortness of the
bill , which lasted only till shortly after 0
RAMSEY Ellen if. Ramsey , at 10 o'clock
a. in. , 10th hist , uf heart disease.
The deceased was wife ot Robert S.
Hauisoy. Three children all of ma
ture years survive her. Deceased
was 59 years old . and had resided In
Omaha for nineteen years. Funeral from
residence , Sixteenth nr.J IzarJstreets ,
Wcdnseday 10 a. ' in. Friends of family In
Union Sowing Mttchinp , 209 N. 10th st.
cuor suMMAitr.
The Farmer's llevtow Predicts Gen
erally Ktccllcnt 1'roipccts.
CHICAGO , May 10. The following crop
summary will appear In this week's Issue ot
the Partner's llovlews The prospects Cor
both winter and spring wheat continue ox-
collcnt. Tim only state In which no special
Improvement Is reported Is Kansas. 'Hie
tenor of the reports , however , Is not csnccl-
ally dllfercat from those of the pieccdlng
six weeks , with the exception that In Green
wood county damage by lly Is reported , and
In Osage the prcsoiicd of the chinch bug has
been noticed In some of the ilclils. In At-
cluson county not to exceed 20
nor cent of the oiiqlnal acreage , but
has been plowed up and the land devoted
principally to oats. The remainder of the
crop Is In itooil condition. In Hartley , IJur-
tou hud Pollawattamlo counties the cutlro
crop Is set down as an absolute failure. In
Moirls county 20 per cent of the origi
nal acreage remains nnd In ballno county
there Is the promise of CO per cent of an
avcra/o crop. In Ch.iutauqiia and Oswcgo
counties there Is the piomlso of nearly a
full average crop. Winter wheat through
out the state has attained growth of from six
to twelve Inches. ,
lit Michigan the outlook Is slightly Im
proved. Mtuiv of the Holds look thin , but the
plant generally Is healthy and the present
outlook Is for 83 or 00 per cent of an avenue
yield. In Jackson county the plant has nt-
Lnlned a growth Of ton Inches. In Ohio , In
diana , Missouri , Kansas and Tennc co the
prospects continue flatterlne. The presence
of the lly Isioportcdlu several counties in
Indiana , but no injury from Insects Is re
ported Jn any of the other Htates. Cential
Illinois sends in almost uniformly good 10-
uorls , while the average of the reports
Horn Southern Illinois Indicate a
fair outlook for an average crop.
The smlng wheat report * from Dakota
Mlnnet-ota , Iowa , Wisconsin and Nebraska
are ot a very promising character. Morton
county in Dakota teports a 1:0 : per emit In
crease In average. The recent rains In Dakota
and Minnesota nave left the ground In good
condition. The growing iilant Is reported to
have taken a good stand. In Wisconsin
spilnc wheat Is just putting In au appear
ance , while winter wheat Is from eight to ten
Inches high. The loports from Iowa Indicate
a full average crop. Corn planting has boon
finished in Kaupas. and is partially com
pleted In Nebraska , Iowa aim Wisconsin.
The planting occurred under generally
tavorablo conditions.
Omaha Secures the Western Branch
of the Mollnc Plow Company and
the Milburii Wagon Company.
Omaha has secured for a certainty the
location of the western brunch house of
the Moline Plow company nnd the Mil-
burn Wagon company. The companies
have purchased a part ot the building
site and have already prepared the. plans
for the proposed structure. The location
will not be made public until all the
property desjrcd has boon secured. The
agricultural implement business of Oma
ha is already a mamoth in
dustry , but the completion of
this company's plans will fully double that
business in Omaha. The building when
erected will have a frontage of 133 feet
and will be 132 foot in depth and will be
six stories above the basement built en
tirely of brick , fire proof throughout and
especially arranged for the conduct of
the business for which it is to be con
The Moline plow and the Milburn
wagon are staple articles with the farmer
everywhere and hereafter Omaha will
be the distributing point for these goods
for the entire west and northwest. The
companies who are to construct this
mamoth depot are backed by a capital of
over four millions of dollars and the
amount of western business transacted
by them is simply enormous. Omaha
will bo the homo and the headquarters of
the largo number of men who willbo , re
quired to conduct those companies' busi
ness and look after their interests ontho
$ , , OOO for a Damaged linng.
Mrs.llosella Hussoll has commenced au
interesting damage suit in the district
court against Gco. A. Hill , the Cuming
street saloon keeper and his surcitics.
The story of the petitioner is. to the effect
that she is 45 years of age ami the sup
port of an aged and infirm hiTsTjaiul. She
has a son , J. E. Russell , 1883 com-
"menced drinking at Hill's saloon and be
came finally an habitual drunkard , alr
though she had warned Hill not to sell
him intoxicants , ho being a minor. In
October , 18S5 , the young man , after" hav
ing become drunk at Hill's place com- "
milled a burglary by breaking into tbq
store room of Antonia Sachs's fpr
which ho was convicted and sentenced to
eighteen months servitude in the state
penitentiary at Lincoln. The mother es
timates that tlio son's earnings for the
time since lie lirst commenced dcinking ,
and of which she has been doprivcil ,
would amount to $2,100 , and sho. alleges
that she has been damaged in this amount ,
Mrs. Russell further alleges , that in the
fall of 188IJ , her son became engaged in a
row in Hill's saloon , and'was ' assaulted
by various persons and fearfully beaten.
She hoard of the trouble , and in running
to the saloon 'to tuk'o her son. away.rup
tured some of the tissues of her Ion lung ,
from wluoh .sho has since bueu a sullerur.
She places Imr damages for this.ut.51030I-
which , with her son's lost time at § 3,100 ,
makes a total of 57,100 , for which amount-
she asks judgment against the suid Hill
Very IIHcht "IJrlKht.I ; < Rlits. "
Kennedy's "Ih'ight Lights" gave an
unusually happy performance at the
opening of a week's engagement at , the
People's theatre last night. The furco
"Clams , " by the Daltons , was pleasingly
presented. Tlio Coyne brothers were
wonderful in acrobatic feats. Allen &
linins did a clover specialty business
with some good singing. Miss May Ham
ilton did somu charming vocal service in
popular selections. Professor Kennedy ,
the king of mesmerists , closed the per
Change offline.
A change was made yesterday In the
running lime uf the Missouri Pacific.
The morning train loaves Omaha at
11:10 : Insteut of 10:30 : as hereto
fore. The evening train departs
at 0:10 : instead of 8:45. : The incoming
trains arrive 25 minutes later than here
tofore. _
Drunkenness and Desertion.
Mrs. Harriet K. Adams has tiled a peti
tion in the district court asking for a divorce -
vorco from her husband , Thomas Adams ,
to whom she was married in 1870. She
alleges that Adams has become an habit
ual drunkard , and has refused to support
her for the past two or thrco years.
District Court.
The district court adjourned yesterday
for the February term. Tim May term
wi. .commence next Monday. In the moan *
time Clerk Ijums and his assistants will
bo busy in making the preparations
needed for the event.
The Union 1'aclflo Strike ,
The Union Pacific brakomen's strike is
at an end. 'J rains are running on all of
the divisions the samons if the strike had
not occurred. The men on the Jdaho-di-
vision are not fully at peace , howorer ,
and trains on that division are being run
under strong guard.
To bo sequre from pains use St. Jacobs
Oil. It'd u euro , auu millions know it a
such ,
My.stock-ot lunjlwr is selected with
. special reference to first-class trade ,
PUKB W" . GiiAJTro
Oth and Douglas.
Printer's Ink Judullouily Used Has Made
Some Ancient AdvoMliicrfl Noah lind
a SlRii Ilnlnlitj ! : CjnitHry Scenery
and City TijfnUp-Vnlnc of
"Tho Romnnco of Advertising , " was
the title of a book written several years
ago , and although on the first thought it
would appear to bo impossible to extract
anything that would prove of Interest to
Biich a dry-as-dirt subject as advertising ,
when Iho subject is thoroughly gone into
it is astonishing how much romance nnd
interest there are in it. "Tho way to
fortune lies through printers' ink , " said
that prince of advertisers , P. T. Burnuni ,
and there Is a deal of truth in the old
showman's saying. Whoever heard of a
man ruining himself by advertising ? No
ono ever did , but wo have all heard of
the man who tried to ruin himself by ad
vertising , and in the pud only succeeded
in doubling his fortune , it Is very gen
erally supposed tliat advertising is of
modern origin. Not a bit of it. Adver
tising was common in the days of Noah ,
and almost the first recorded instance is
that of Noah sonding'tho dove from the
ark that brought back an olive branch as
"a sign. " It was not until the da s of
the Crooks and Romans , however , that
written advertisements became common.
The Jews , and other eastern nations , had
a custom , which is common to this day ,
of giving notice of sales , mcotinprs , elec
tion , by word of mouth , something like
the moro modern "bellman" notices.
The Greeks also gave notice of stolen
property in this way. The Romans were
pLolicIent in the art of advertising by
written signs , and on the walls of
Pompeii may be seen to this day notices
and rough sketches of bull fights and
gladiatorial contests. On the walls , too ,
may bo seen written directions as to the
roads to take in order to reach certain
baths , and the excellence of the baths are
also extolled at length. The saloon
keepers of the day were also not buck-
ward in advertising the quality of their
drinks. Such notices as the following
are quite common :
Visitors from Rome are advised to try C.
Marcu's red valerian ; it Is the best.
And very probably there was addedf
though now obliterated by time :
I have drunk C. Marcu's red valerian , and
can recommend It for Its strength and purity.
The old Romansiknew how to live well.
Pompeii wine shiip'slgns ' arc very com
mon on the walls bt''the ' buildings that
have been unearthbd. tJuring the middle
ages advertising , in ' wr'lting at any rate ,
became a lost art.1' ' When men had to bo
summoned for a crusade , or noticed rf a
riew tax : levy was 16 bargivcn , it had all
to be done by wor < l of mouth or by some
symbolic way. If1 it 'Wore ' by word of
mouth men were fcSnt to scour the coun
try and give notirto to''the ' head men of
the various village * , oi < clse beacons were
on the hills or , as In Scotland , the "fiery
cross" was sent rrtmdl' . Sinsc newspapers
were unknown the pc'6f > lc had to depend
on tlto wandering minstrel or the itiner
ant priest for their' ' supply of news.
Another individual whose presence was
alike welcome in tire c6urtly hull or hum-
blofcbttago wa'a tho"tritydling merchant ,
who was received with much greater de
light than in these degenerate days , both
for the sake of the news and his goods. ,
This lowly individual who carrieil his
'pack on his back , wus the originator of
our modern fashionable drummer. In
largo towns , such as London , of course
it was different , and these merchants
made known the excellence of their"
Wares by moans of criers , who cither per
ambulated the streets shouting the merits
"of Jones' "soap" or Smith's "burnt
sack , " or else had men to stand in front
oFthe booths , with which the streets were
then lined , and with their never-ceasing
cry of "What d'ye lack ? What d'ye lack ? "
"sought to attract the attention of custo
'At the close of the last century news
papers became an institution , and adver
tising may bo said to have been born
again , ami , projnix-liko ! , sprung from the
ashes of the old world , where it had lam
buried during 'the middlo'agcM. It now
became an "art" and gradually as it increased
creased in proportion , it'bccamo not only
an "art. " but a "science. " There is not
only scientific advertising , but the "art
ful" advertising as well. In the early
days of newspapers they were almost ex
clusively government sheets , and their
advertising space wus monopolized by
government announcements. * Hut as the
demand for the nqwsnapcr increased
their si/.o was enlarged , and then private
parties say what an admirable channel
this was lor making known their wants ,
either to ( jell or purchase , to the general
-'public. It was a long time , however ,
before the public really caught on to this ,
and for many years one or two news
papers , such us the London Times and
L/loyd's News , had almost the exclusive
patronage of the advertising public.
People seemed to think that it was waste
of monoy-to advertise anywhere else , and
it Is a fact worthy of mention that the
firat day's receipts for advertising in the
London Daily Telegraph amounted to
only 75 cents. It wus not for years , in
fact 'until within a comparatively recent
time , that the present proprietors of the
Daily Telegraph derived any .substantial
benefit from tlioir advrlsln ! < r > columns ,
as at the beginning of their enterprise
they let the columns of the paper to con
tractors for a term of years at the low
rates then ruling. The advertising con
tractors ma'do many a fortune out of the
columns of the Telegraph before Mr.
Luwson did.
It was not unfit -advertising through
the newspapers hqdJ.woii thoroughly es
tablished that advertising by means of
"posters" and signs and symbols painted
on bill boards antll du'ad walls came Into
yoguo. This ghasty | i system originated
in this country , anil livers of the beauti
ful in nature inaxweU ( rue t'io ' day when
the Inventive faculty , of the advertising
agent first hit npqa the idea. Now noth
ing is to bo sacred from his vandalism.
The traveler , wandfcrilfg through a scene
of sylvan beauty Jp ,501110 far-away spot ,
has all his poetical thoughts rutlilo.isly
dashed away by seAiUJjtlioudvIco , starin
him in the So\i&ln5or \ on aomo rock in
letters a yard lonayta use only "Urown's
blacking , " or that "Jones'pure rye cock-
tuils" were the bcdtr Town and country
were alike victimized ! and , although inv
the former some attempt has been made
to render these posters loss objectionable
and render them , in many cases , enticing
to the eye of the passor-by , in the country
the sumo eye tores blill exist , and will
probably continue to the end of timo.
One good thing , however , has been done
lately prohibiting advertisements of this
description at Niagara , There it was
not only an oflenso against good taste ,
but a positive sin.
With regard to advertising as an "art. "
is it not really an art ? How often is the
exclamation hoard from some newspaper
reader"That's a good ad , " his attention
having , perhaps , been unwittingly drawn
to some announcement "artfully" word
ed. A ward , a catch-phrase , u something
that is out of the common will do it , but
the same "ad" might be written in half a
do n different ways , nnd yet full to
draw anyone's attention to ] t. The ad
vertiser who knows his business will
havro his advertisement as carefully writ-
ten and expend ns much thought on It ns
the manufacturer expends who makes
the ilrriolo hoSVishcs to advertise. Not
only will ho do thH , but ho will see that
the advertisement Is put in the paper in
a position whom it will attract tlio most
attention , and he will nay extra for that
position and continue ( tinning the merits
of that article into the public's , nt lirst
unwilling , car Until ho has forced it to
their notice. The advortiscron the oilier
hand , who does not know his business ,
and is Ignorant of the true art of adver
tising , will write his "ad" regardless of
grammar or sense , mid insert It in a pa
per of no circulation and indillurcnt as to
what position it obtains there , like tlio
lady who buys a thing she docs not want
"because it is cheap.71 An advertiser of
this description , If his "ad" is not an
swered after the first insertion , gives It
ui ) , forgetting that ninety-nine pco-
nlo out of n hundred who would
have seen it If ho hail adver
tised properly and paid a little
moro for It uro Ignorant of his very ex
istence. He thinks then that advertising
is a "fraud" and a more waste of money.
So it is ; if done in that way ho might
just as well throw his money in tlio gut-
tor. " It is the advertiser of the lirst kind
to whom Itanium's saying that "llio road
to fortune lies through printers' Ink , "
applies , nnd It was a man of this stamp
who tried to ruin himself by advertising
and only doubled his fortune , but ho
must have advertised properly , or clsi ho
would have succeeded In his scheme.
Artful "nda" that catch the eye nnd
create town-talk are by no means com
mon. The general way seems to bo to
din the merits of the article intotlio pub
lic ear by tlio force ot constant repeti
tion. Ono of the best "ads" over sprung
on a long suH'cring populace was that of
ozokerite candles , which , as they are not
ns > od in America , "may be hero given n
free "ad. " For weeks before they were
put on the market "sandwich" men
promenaded the streets of London bear
ing boards on which was written the
letter "O. " This was succeeded a week
or two later by the loiter "Z , " then came
another letter , and so on. finally ending
with "Tho word is ozokerite. What is itvr'
About two months were occupied In this
wuj\ and every man you met in London
would put tlio question : "What is
oxokorlto ? " The public curiosity was so
well aroused that largo wagers were
actually made as to the nature of "ozok
erite , , " and when finally it came out that
"ozokerito candles were the best" there
was hardly a man , woman or child In Lu-
gland that did not know of thu fact.
What romances , too , are often covered
in advertisements in the "personal" 09- !
unin of a newspaper ? What family
skeletons , what heartburnings , what
tales of misery docs a three-lino "ad"not
seldom contain ? In the simple announcement -
mont so often seen , "Come home ; all is
over : you are forgiven , " may lie the. ma
terials for a three volume novel that
would boar out the fact that truth is
stranger than fiction. Many an author
would make his fortune and reputation ,
if ho could peer behind the advertisement
and see the causes which led to its in
Columns ujion columns might be writ
ten on advertising as an "art , " a 'sci
ence" and a "romance , " but it is all
three combined.
The Smart Hoy.
Charles Dudley Warner in Harpers'
Magazine for May : There wore two
bright little girls oil'for a holiday with
their western uncle , a big , good-natured
man with a diamond breastpin , and his
voluble son , a lad about the age of his lit
tle cousins , whom he constantly pestered
by his rude and dominating behavior.
The boy wa. a product which it is the des
pair of all Europe to produce , and our
'travelers had great delight in him as an
epitome of American "smartness. " Ho
led all the conversation , had confident
opinions about everything , easily put
down his deferential papa , and pleased
, the other passengers by his self-sufficient
knowttig-nll'air. ' To a boy who had trav
eled in California and seen the Alps
U Was not to bo expected that
this humble mountain could afford
riiuch entertainment , and ho did not at
tempt to conceal his contempt for it.
fWhcn the stage" reached the Rip Van
\Viiklo ) house , lialf-way the .shy school
girls were for indulging a little sentiment
' 'o'ver the old legend , but the boy , who
conceals his igiioraco of the Irving ro-
niitnco until his cousin hud prattled the
outlines of it'wus , ' not to bo taken in by
any such chalf , and though he was a little
staggered by Rip's own cottage , and by
the siglit of the cave about it which is
labelled'us the very spot where the vaga
bond tookh is long nup , ho attempted to
bully the attendant and drink-mixer
in the hut , and openly Haunted his in
credulity until the bar-tender showed
him n long bunch of Rip's hair , winch
hung like : i * sealp on a nail , and the rusty
barrel .and stock of the musket. The
cabin is , indeed , full of old guns , pistols ,
looks oFhuir buttons , cartridge-boxes ,
bnllola ; * knives , "and other undoubted
relics of'Ulp and the revolution. This
cubit ] , with'itfi facilities for slaking thirst
on a. hut day , which Rip would have up-
Dtcciaied , over a hundred years old ac
cording to information to bo obtained on
the spot , is really of unknown antiquity ,
the old boards and timber of which it is
constructed having been brought down
from the Mountain house some forty
years ago.
Electric rotors.
The electric motor , which was an
nounced a year ago as about to super
sede steam on tin ) elevated roads and
horses on surface roads , is still shy and
reluctant to show it.s paces. The Daft
motor , which made a great deal of noise
for u wliilo and was undoubtedly a suc
cess , up to a certain point , has been
hauled off the Ninth avenue track inde
finitely , though it is suid to bo liable to
reappear in a more stunning resurrection.
The Kdison-Ficld motor , clumsily geared
with leathern bands , which tor some
months ran on a little experimental track
down Twenty-fourth struct , has ulso been
hauled off and probably given to the
junk heap ,
The very latest candidate for popular
approval is a motor by Frank J.Sjiraguo ,
geared to the truck , close to the wheels ,
and turning them by cog.s. It is light ,
strong , compact , economical in saving
all the power , easily managed , and ex
perts declare that it is tlio long-looked
tor last. In braking up for a
station the dynamo turns the other way
and evolves electricity , turning it into
the reservoir the truck for iido , Spniguo
was once a lieutenant in the navy , and
has become a leading electrician. I'll is
motor promises to climb up on the ele
vated trucks in a month or two.
Creole Ministers Ilcslzn ,
ATIIKNH , Slav 10 , The IJrcck ministers
pcislstcdlu rcaiiinlng ilespito tin * klng'.s re
fusal Sunday to ncoi > t tlielr resignations.
The otlic'Ltl journal nppioves of the minis
terial action and sny.i It believes It is for the
best Interests of Greece.
Tno kin : ; met ( lie1 cabinet at noon to-day
and accepted ilielr icslgnatlon. The kiut ;
Immediately b'eut for Mikaicls and commis
sioned him to tohn a new mlnlstiy.
LOXDO.V , Mav 10. The combined fleets of
the powcm urdurtid to blockade the ( Irecl ;
ports 1ms been compelled to return to .Sutlu
bay , owing to the severity of thu weather.
What It Menus.
ATHENSjMny 10.t-rTiukor has sent a note
to Greece ( txplalnlm ; that the withdrawal of
the TuiMsh minister from Athens was n
j-tep taken dimply to act lu concert with the
] Mi\veifl , and not intended to indicate any
ruptiiroof Iho relations between the poito
and Uiceco.
HO A'croH.
TImljest plepo 9f-ground adjoining the
city for eub'-divldlhg. See the game before
fore investing-
'DUFICKNK , Room 8 , Crcljhteu { block.
Mary Navoltnoy was taken to the in-
snno asvluin at Lincoln yesterday.
It Is rumored that Pinkcrton , the Chicago
cage detective Is to. open a branch agency
in this city next week.
Justice Holster married yesterday
W. V. Howe , of Couneir Binds , to Miss
Annie liurkel of , Silver City.
The members of Trinity Guild tendered
a reception to llJMiop Worlhlngton last
evening at the residence of Mrs. Sliolton ,
2,111) ) Dodge street.
Uishop O'Connor loaves this week for
( freely , Neb. , to inspect the Catholic col
ony In that city. A now school house for
girls is to bo erected th.'s ' summer In that
11. 0. Harbor , who pleaded notgiillly In
the United States court the other day to
the charge of forging pension papers , has
changed his pleading to guilty , lie
will bo sentenced on May 17.
Z. T. Llnusoy & Co. , of Council Dlufls ,
the largest exclusive rubber goods job
bing house in the west , will occupy the
lirown building , at the corner of Four
teenth and Douglas about Juno 1.
A series of six hot nnd bloody cock
fights took place Sunday at n well-
known resort west of thu oily limits.
Considerable inonny changed hands on
the results of the ditl'eront fights.
Mr. Frank Rogers , the well known
druggist of this city , was married on May
13 to Miss Minnie A. Peck , a Minneapolis
belle. Cards have been received in this
city announcing that after Juno 1 the
nowlv-inurrled couple will bo at home In
Omaha nt 513 Virginia avenue.
There was no chuiign in the cut rate
war to Chicago yesterday. The Chicago ,
Rock Island & Pacific and the Chicago ,
Uurllncton & Quiney uro In the Missouri
RIver Passenger association and can not
meet the cut made by the Chicago , Mil
waukee & St. Pa'tl and the Chicago &
Northwestern , without the consent of
Arbitrator Wilson.
A very interesting game of base ball
was played on Saturday afternoon at the
Athlo'.io grounds between two nines from
the departments of W. S. Wing , Auditor
of passenger accounts , and I ) . D. Davis ,
Auditor of freight accounts , resulting
with a score of C to 1 in favor of Mr.
Wing's nine. Seven innings were
played during which Mr. F. A. Robblns
umpired to the satisfaction of both sides.
Personal 1'nrncrnphM.
George Patterson loft for Europe last
Tlio bank clearings yesterday were
$3G8li95.i4. (
Gov. J. W. Dawes registered at the Mil
lard yesterday.
County Clerk Need linn went toSt.Louis
yesterday afternoon for a three days'trip ]
W. E. Wilcox , of Chicago , representing
H. F. Watson & Co. , of Erie , Pa. , is in the
city on business
W. G. Jcrrems. successor to Nicol the
tailor in Chicago , is in Omaha looking
for a location to open n brunch house
here , * .
The StubondorfT & Nester building is
being rapidly put in order for the whole
sale ( try trooiis house of M. 13. Smith , of
Council BluHs.
Dr. John F. Ryan , a leadingvctorinary
surgeon of Chicago , is in town for a cou
ple of days , on his way homo alter a trip
to California.
Discarded Havana "IJutt.s" Trans-
lV > rnuI ( Into Virst-Cln.sH CIsm-H.
Philadelphia Inquirer : "Whist ! Did
you sec that ? " The scene wus the corridor
rider of the Continental hotel , and the
ppeakcr was ono of the sturdy sons of
the Emerald isle , who "smashes" bag
gage in the vicinity of Ninth and Chest
nut streets The person whom he re
ferred to was a well dressed gentleman
in the act of pickingiiphis liankkerdiief ,
which had evidently fallen to the floor.
A second glance , however , showed that
the gentleman in picking up his hand
kerchief had brought something else
with it. What that i-oiiietliing was would
have always remained a niystorv hud not
the talkative Hibernian came to the
rescue by volunteering u little light on
the subject. "What is it , did you uskV"
said hi ) . "Well , if I take you info my
confidence you must not toll anybody.
The 'something1 that the 'gentleman1
over there picked up was the best part of
a twenty-live-conts cigar. " "Nonsoiii-e , "
exclaimed a gentleman btamling by. "If
that man desires to smoke he would go
and buy a cigar , and not travel around
a hotel corridor picking up stumps of
cigars. "
"Hal hat" laughed the jolly Irishman.
"Yon are us dumb as a clam. Could you
see through a brick wall if you tried ?
Why , that man is 'shooting HUiiniiH. ' "
The questioner was more mystified than
ever. "Shooting stumps ? " hu said ;
"what do you mean by that expression ? "
The genial baggageman who hereto
fore hud given iutonnution Ho cheerfully
became impatient al his listener's ignor
ance on the subject.
"Don't YOU know what shollng slumps
means ? " lie exclaimed , with a withering
glance of contempt
"Well , . I'll lull you. To commence
with , thrco or four German or Cuban ci-
< rartntikurd who can't get along at their
legitimate trade , gel together and rent a
room in bonie tenement house. Each , as
n gone.nil thing , has a largo family. The
children , generally the boys.'nni &ent out
every morning to 'shoot' stumps , in other
words , logo over tint diHitrent portions of
the city v/hcru they will bo likely to find
remnants of uigurs of all kinds , Iy ! noon
they always have ROUIO kind of a collec
tion. These .stumps arc then taken homo
and carefully laid upon the roof , \vlieni
they are thoroughly dried by tint rays of
thesun. About thu next day these uro
ready for the enterprising clgurnmkcr.s ,
who in a comparatively brief period trans
form them into very fuir-loouing dgar.s.
All they have to turnisli is ( lie wrappers. "
"Oh , 1 sou , "said the questioner. "Well ,
I'm glad to say that I don't smoke any of
that class of eiirars. "
"Is tmit HO ? " said the smasher , with a
smile. "How would you like to wager u
plunked shad dinner that you are not
smoking one of them now ? "
"What ? " cried the Inquisitive man , In
a horrified tone , us hu hastily throw
away the cigur ho was smoking.
"I didn't that of "
say was one them ,
suid the " .smasher" with u laugh , "Hut
you seem to bo surprised that a well-
dreaacd man .should bo going around
'shooting stumps.1 Well , 1 tell you.
that's another brunch ot the trade. They
iiuvo started out to manufacture cigars
from the choicest Havana stumps only.
To obtain these lliey must send around
to the hotel ? and club rooms , Now if n
rugged urchin was found in any of those
places he would bii promptly kicked out.
So yen sea that it is necessary
to HOIK ! u well-dreasud man. They tell
mo that these cigars uro sold at n cents.
You can imagine , therefore , the immense
profit derived from Iho sale of these sec
ond-handed weeds. As the stumps are
very often from the highest-priced cigars ,
these second-handed fi-eent smokers uro
often much better than some sold for
1C and X'5 cents , "
Thu tjuntloman to whom all this in
formation wus directed looked surprised
at lirst , but by this tlmo his eyas fairly
bulged out of their sockets.
The u < rgagu-i > niuslior seciiifj thissaldr
"If you don't ' belieyo what 1 have told
you , como along and you will see that
' ' visit hotel
well dressed 'gentleman' every
in this city. "
The questioner declined , however , on
the ploti that ho hud to catch train , and
ho conversation ended.
IQll Dopoi-AS , vv
WoerisnolTcr's Dcntli Creates Quito a Ocm-
motion in Cereals ,
Wheat and Other CercnU Closed nt
About Saturday's Quotations
llnRfl and Cnttlo Very
CIIIPACIO , May 10. [ Spcclnl Tclccrain.l
Wheat Is drifting iiboitt without a lender.
Xouo ot the Rieal operators seem to bo
currying on a campaign nnd everybody Is
"slushing nroutid" on Ills Individual judg s >
ment , The scalpers are having a picnic.
Tlio tone of the nmikrt continues weak.
However , this nun nlnt ; cables came lu better ,
but the iniuUet opiuicd @K" ° " " on Woorls-
hoflei's death and the local estimates of the
dccrcnso In the visible supply ot 1,000,000 ,
bushels. Thu fact that the Now York spocu.
Inter wns Actual nwnor of about onc-hnlf of the
easli wheat In Now York naturally Insplted
the belief that thu lending seaboard market
would b left without Its main support ,
and that WoolsliofTcr wheat would bo dunnx-d ,
The market sold down Ic fiom Saturday's
close , Mav collie to75c. Juno nt 77X@"Jw.
July nt ttM-iWXc , nnd August nt 80)i'c.
Now Yotk burdened and Chicago did tin )
same on the niinuiinccmunt Unit WoclsholTcr
Imd sold ngalnst his 'J,000,000 bushels of cash
whunt , nnd that the property would bo dollv-
cred on contracts ns they matured. This dls-
tutblng cause linvlng been removed , prices
advanced nearly l > Jc , but there appeared to
bo no ccniilno foico to the market , and after
an Indecisive and aimless halt nt the ranee
established on the reaction , values again
There was heavy tratlo during the first two
hours and partially througho out the entire
morning , l/avcu amounts of lung
wheat cntuo out and there was ex
tensive coveting by shoits on the
decline. Heaviness was predominating
feature during the last hour of the session
and close wns nt bottom lipures. Last
tceorded trmlo wns T7Xc. Hut after the bell
tapped 7Kc wns snapped nt.
COIIN AND OATS Coiinmrcd with Sntur-
dny's final quotations neither com nor oats
show nny change. Uoth cotcnls opened
wo.ik because wheat did nnd sold down JfM
' 8'e , but lecoveicd Inter and closed firm all
Poitic 1'ork wns 10c off ftorn Snturd.iy at
the opening , nnd it diopned another lOc un
der largo receipts of live hou'.s and reduced
prices at tlio ynuls. Subsequently the market
leactud TJic , but closed tame , OlVeilngs or
nil products wcio on n liberal .scale. Lard
nud ribs shaird the weakness In noik , but
not to the same extent quite.
'JiO : ! Wheat declined on afternoon board to
77Vc on repoited unloading of largo line by
heavy house on Wall stieet account. It
rallied slightly on Into foreign buying orders ,
but again cased off and closed weak nt n
loss of H'/cliom Saturday. Other nmilcet
closed weak.
JUO-l'uts on Juno wheat 70 % ; calls 77 ; .
Chiuicllor-Iirowii Co.'s Koport.
The following tcport Is furnished by
Chandler ikown Co.of Chicago and Milwau
kee :
"Wheat opened weak nt KO below Satur
day's closing price. The death of Wn-tls-
hofl'cr being the principal cnuso of the break.
Now York icportcd some buying nt a decline.
The United Status crop repoi t ghPS a gen
eral average of Ifi per cent for Kll-
tcen loads reported for exnott.
Coin steady but not much doing.
Provisions weak and lOQloc lower.
2SO : p. m. Wheat closes weal : at & @ ? oft 4\ \
Irom the 1 p. m. closing. Corn and pro
visions weak lu sympathy.
CiMCAao , May 10. [ Special Telegram. ]
CATn.i : llooni In prices last week on small
iccelnts had the result Kcncially exected ] )
ot bunging to niaiKet lili ; tuns ot cattle. Ite-
celptsvero nearly on lust
Monday , liids were aqeoidliiKly iibonlw !
lower than the closlnc rates last weelf , and
the niaiUet was In a somewhat deiuorall/ed
coiiditiiin. "Tidy" fat cattle avHniKini ; lltO
to lu501b.s. , Kold at al-.outtMn'.a'ic decline liuin
last l-'i Iday\vhllo 1 ! W ) fo VfSi Hibeeve.s in sev
eral cases at least sold as nnieh as I0e lowor.
On an averano piiees wcie -rii.ilnMir , ( ; : ( , lift-
cis tool ; oil'u blf ? sllfo In ptlccs lo-it , .
but they did a very lartio voliinu1 of biiilness.
Jiiealc In London cattle inaikot had some
what iiepiu.ssliif'uirt'ct uiuin nxporl branch ot
tiade. Shlppltn ; slcei.s li-,0 : In l.W)0 ) Ibs. > C'i.r.p'0 ; i.sou to i.inuiii.s S4.s.rifsr > . : iO : 'J" ' > ute
to 1'JOO Ibs , S . , 'i5.00 ( ) ( : 2S Nehiaska cows
HX)1 ) Ih.s S-I.Oj ; 177corn li'df\Vyoiniuis , l. i : !
Nebraska's CoWlbs. SI.W ) .
Jlons-IIoijs weio lower and 11 Is now
estimated that the run will ic.teh
100.000 to HO.dOO diiiini ; iliu comiiiL' week.
Hiijci.s me be Innlnt ; to talk of JJI.HD to : i.ii )
as UOIH ! jirlces for mixed , ( treat hulk mixed
Hold at SI.CW , ' : 1.10. Anything above ( hat ,
niiigti was on liuiclu'rh' pi ' eiders or choice
.selected heavy. Ih'.st butchers' plus cost SI.13
( jgf.'O. Light sorts Hold aUD.OO to 81.15.
Now York. May 10. MO.VUY On call ,
easy at SXiW percc-ni.
I'IIIMI : Mr.ncA.NTiu' I'AI-KI per
jSrjiiMNn : aCxcitA.sTii : On London , dull
but ste.idv ; lates. Sl.fefi lor sixty days ;
Sl.b'J.f ) fur iii'inand.
( lOVKiiSMK.vis Dull butstradv.
STORKS StfK'lt wi'to wltliout I'siteclally In
fluential news this mornliiK.wltli excciulon of
thcdtuthnt Mr. U'oorsclKJUlVer which uieatod
somclhliitr of stairnation. until ojieralor.s
loiind out tliat iitnetlc.dty ho had but a small
line ( > ( sliaies. havlin ; mcatly lodiiccd his
holdings within n shoit time , was an inc u-
laroimnliiK. Though In no cases did piicex
vary more than % per cent fjom Satiirday4
Final pilci'.s for the uctlvo list show liisliilii- !
cant cliaiiKos. In no cases oxcccdlnj ; ? * l > cr
cent ,
8W emit bonds. . . 10ftj ) c. iVXV 1COW
U.H. 11 % ! prcfeiiod. .
New 4'H 1-r.Jf N. V. 0
1'acllicO'sof 'D' ) , iiT i Oregon Tian.
Central 1'acllic . Wyt I'aellln Mall
140 > i ! „ . JeK
pioferrcd. . . . 155 IM'.O
0. , IJ. .kO , IDl ltock Island. . . ,
' ' ' ' ' ' l'3KSt. L. AS. ! ' . . . .
IVlt. ( . . . . . . , . ifiur iircferred. . .
Erie , 21 0. , M. tVSt. 1' . . .
prnfencd. . . . IM prefi'ired. . 117 >
Illinois ( Kir st. l . , tO S'JV
' iiH'feneil. . . 1H (
Kansas ifc'iVx'ai ! . 1'acllic. . . 8 >
LukeHhoio 7 jff 'I'nlon ' ' Pacific. . ,
L. & N Jttk W. , St. L. t P ,
Mich. Central. . . . fl preferred. , .
ilo. I'ueKlo \Vcsteui Union
Koithuiu i'.iu. . . OU.V N. . . . . . .
lucfunud. . .
beta baker * . 6SO@4.o ; H&VS5.00 ,
Wheat OiMiitnl J/to &c lower , doclluel
Kc , rw.aveieil % @ * c ; inline steady bouta
time , then became neat , closed } { u uude/