Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 18, 1886, Page 5, Image 5

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How the Tkhanstlon of the Levy Leaves the
Uncompleted Capitol. .
Another Itnnklnc Kstnlillstimciit In *
corporntcd Imiiunnior Imiuls In
Jjitljrntlon Otlior IIPRB ! IJusI-
ness Many Dlvoroo Suits.
tnioji TUB nnp.'fl MNCOI.X nuumc.l
The stntc capltol bulldlntr , or rnthcr
Ilio central portion now In course of
construction , is ll.iblo to stand open to
the weather for the coming nine months ,
nnd presumably unroofed nnd unpro-
Icclcit from rains that In such an event
would keep what timbers and floors there
nro inside In a damp and decaying stato.
Thn last warrant drawn by the state
auditor , it will be remembered , used up
the expected levy of 1880 to within some
twelve thousand dollars of the entire
amount , and consequently there being
no money to draw on , and the low prac
tically exhausted , it is a snfo presumption
that work on the building will cease in a
very short time , without it nuiy bo enough
more convenient for the contractor to
I'.ontinuo the work at least to finishing
the roof and wait for pay rather than
Rustaln the loss of touring up machinery ,
lioistingnppuratus , etc. , and putting it in
ngnln when work could commence again.
The building could not stand open to the
weather for months without sustaining
home injury , and it is a fact that will no
iloubt create criticism that work lias not
been timed And planned to leave the build
ing in a different condition upon the dis
continuance of work. The board of lands
and buildings have no way to help out
matters , their duties in the premises
buing very limited at best. The pros
pects for summer rains and winter winds
liaving possession of the structure for
coming months seems to bo excellent.
Yesterday there were filed with the sec
retary of state articles of incorporation
of the Union Hanking company , of Fair
mont , with a capital stock of $100,000 ,
The dale of commencement of business
is February 1 , 1880 , and the date set for
termination February 1 , 1UOO The names
of the incorporators , that number some
of the prominent citizens of the place ,
nroJ. 0. Chase. J. N. Rushton , II. Mus-
Sicilian , I. B. Chase , Fred C. Page and
Chris Mussloman.
Papers were tiled in the oflico of the
district clerk of the court yesterday , en
titled George II. Hilton ct al. versus the
Buehunnan heirs et al. This is a ease in
equity , instituted to set aside a lengthy
chain of title to a number of tracts of
land situated in different parts of Lancas
ter county , some of which must bo very
valuable property , and a portion of it is
understood to cover land in West Lin
coln , which is a part of , or immediately
adjacent to , the Union stock yprds. The
petition in the case is a voluminous ono ,
occupying a goodly number of closely
printed pages , and if volume would count
would scorn to bo a heavy-weight founda
tion for a h'igal contest.
Since the term of the district court ad
journed live now cases have been com
menced , ; nid the foundation is being laid
for n big'dockpt. the next term. Lincoln
has been acquiring a more than local no
toriety of being n great place for
divorce cases , and at the last term some
twenty-eight cases wore up for disposal.
These , however , wore not all triven a
hcarlng.owingto the increased watchful
ness that the court keeps over the divorce
business , and many of the cases subse
quently went over for future settle
The board of regents continued their
session yesterday. Arrangements wore
made , among other things , to enlarge the
present accommodations in the library
by increasing the shelf room for books.
Different reports from 'ollleials in the
building are undergoing examination at
the hands of diiferent committees , and a
general settling up of affairs seems to bo
inprogress. Among the weighty ques
tions that the board consider with duo
gravity , is the question of how to popu
larize the state farm. It is but a few years
niro since thq farm was a great sunflower
bearing district ; but union improvement
has been made recently , nnd the idea of
making the institution popular enough
to comnmnd the attention of agricul
turally inclined students is ono that is
worthy careful consideration. As an ad
junct in this direetion.tho board has boon
considering the propriety of-sotting apart
a few acres for a ohieken farm , and if
such n course is adopted , the next step in
order will bo to popularize it in the eyes
of the girls , so that they will be inspired
to cultivate the art of spring chicken
breeding ,
Wednesday evening Supreme Repre
sentative W. E. Copeland , ono of the two
representatives from Nebraska to the su
preme lodge Knights of Pythias , which
meets at Toronto next month , was pres
ent with Lincoln lodge , and the occasion
was made n doubly pleasant one , the
lodge presenting Mr. Copeland an ele
gant K. P. uniform proper to his rank in
the order. The uniform , sword and belt
cost an even hundred dollars , and is as
handsome an outfit as could bo desired.
Elegant cards of invitation have been
received by the friends of Mr. T. K.
Ktoner ami Miss Carrie Ashton , which
cards announce their marriage to take
place Wednesday evening next at St.
Paul's M. E. church.
In speaking of the railroad commis
sion , u cltizMi out in the state , who here
tofore has been a candidate lor governor
and presumably will be the present year ,
remarked to the HII : : man that lie found
in his section of the state an almost total
lack of confidence on the part of the people
ple in the railroad commission as it exists
under the present law. If grievance ?
arise the people seem to think that the
present wrongs arc better sulVered rather
than appeal to that which is known to be
from inception n creature to smother
rather than relievo. This opinion of the
uselessness of the commission is so wide
spread and trcnorul throughout the state
us to need no investigation to establish
the fact.
The Nebraska Stock Yards company ,
wow in operation in West Lincoln , arc
linding business light at the present time ,
6ut the prospects full of promise. Stock
in transit , fed at the stock yards now
averages about twelve cars per day.
With the completion of the two packing
houses in West Lincoln , ono of which is
under contract to bo completed August 1.
and the other October 1 , the stock yard
companies will lind it necessary to en-
lame their present accommodations.
C. 11. Willard , the state treasurer at
tended the commencement exorcises of
( lie state normal school at Peru as one
of the representatives from the board of
public lands and buildings , and reports
uimsolf well pleased with the progress of
that institution.
An Indian peddler who tins been mak
ing himself obnoxious to the police by
persisting in getting drunk was fired out
of the city yesterday by the police. The
Indian , or half-brood , called himself a
Spaniard , to salooumen to obtain drink ,
but liquor sellers tread on dangerous
ground when they sell intoxioanU to any
who have any semblance to the red men
of the forest. The law in relation to sell-
nu llmmr to Indians is very explicit.
business men in their oDices worn con
fronted yesterday with the latest evi
dence of Lincoln melropolitrinisin by
ngents of the Lincoln clean towel supply
companv visiting them nnd making con
tracts with them to keep them supplied
dally with clean towels in their ollices.
Tho'idca seemed lobe n taking one.
Police court yesterday sat upon the
cases of live plain drunk's , the result of
n day's round up , nnd in all were new
offender * and had the wherewith to liqu !
date the day's business was a cash trans-
The Fitzgerald sale of fine stock was
largely attended , and the sales were
protitablo to buyers. The averngn sale
per head was under ono hundred dollars
lars each , probably nearer eighty dollars
each would bo n fair average. Anlong
the purcliasers of steers wore A , F. Luccy
of Lncona , la. , Sam Barker of Cass
county , M. < L Eacnn of North Platte ,
John Anderson of Raymond , Dennis Mer-
rian of Cheney , .John A. Rollins of
Lincoln , 1) . Stretch , Valparaiso ; Alva
Smith , Wavorly. and Alarquottc &
Thompson , Lincoln.
The insane commission was en
gaged yesterday at the ollico of the dis
trict clerk examining into the snnity of
n Gorman woman whose homo is in
Olive Hranch precinct. Dr. Carter was
the physician in the case , and the exam *
ination was a difllcult one as an interpre
ter was found a necessity.
The chancellor's recoptlon.that was the
finale of the commencement work at the
state univtr.Vity was not as largely at
tended as it would have been had the
evening been fair. Many friends of the
chancellor and the school , however ,
availed thomsolvas of the opportunity to
show their appreciation of that gentle
man and his work.
'Deputy District Attorney Stevens
yesterday filed the information
against Alcluloo , the man who is charged
with the death of his child through cruel
treatment , and the case will probably oc
cupy a position in the criminal docket at
the next term of the district court.
Residents of Lincoln and Lincoln prop
erty owners are to bo congratulated over
their olforts toward beautifying their
premises , a work that seems to be partic
ularly popular this year , as it should l-o
The city prisoners are being worked to
good advantage on the streets , cleaning
gutters of accumulated filth , but the
work as it goes on makes many people
turn and pass by on the other side
smells three or four years of age are
resurrected in many prominent locali
ties.A man with ono arm , from which the
blood flowed in a stream , was driven at a
breakneck speed up O Htrect yesterday in search of ft doctor. The com
ments were many that the wound was a
fatal ono , but the injured parly is able to
ue about.
The hotel registers in the city show
yesterday's arrivals of Nebraskans as fol
lows : C. E. Canan , Omaha ; E. H.
Cooper , Plattsmouth ; L. Brltt , Omaha ;
T. II. Cotter , Omaha ; A. Emerson ,
Wayne ; Aug. Meyer , Omaha : F. S. Ramsey -
soy , Sutton ; A. J. Wells , Waco ; P. T.
Huckloy , Strausburg ; R. E. Spinsler ,
Omaha ; II. T. Jones , Seward ; L. Jack-
sou , Ashland ; Rev. W. E. Copclaud ,
Omaha ,
Sixty TJiouHnuil Flower-Pots.
I'lilladclplita Hccord.
A nowspapci writer who has noticed
the tendency of the times toward every
thing that is Japanese makes a sugges
tion that is not without merit. He advises
all love-lorn females to adopt the method
of Japanese cirls , who in leap-year dis
play n llowor-pot on the front portico as
an indication that they want husbands.
If such a plan wore to bo generally
adopted in this city a llowcr-pot would
adorn the front of every third house.
Statisticians declare that there arc
00,000 unmarried females in this city be
tween the ages of eighteen and forty-
four. Were the Japanese plan to prevail
it is believed that in a very short period
marriageable young men would become
scarce in this vicinity , because in Pnil.v
dolpliia there is an excess of 28,000 females
of marriageable ago. The Seventh ward
ieads all others with a total of 4,000
females of all ages in excess of the
males , the Nineteenth ward follo\yiug
with an excess of 'JiOO , ( , and the aristo
cratic Eighth ward ranking third with an
excess of 3,200. Upon the basis of these
figures nearly every house in the West
Lnd would display a flower-pot.
It lakes very little calculation to figure
out the advantages which would accrue
to the city by n resort to such a method.
Aside from the inestimable blessings of
connubial bliss , doubled joys and in
crease of population , there would bo , fern
n time at least , a break in the traditional
severity of our rcd-brieic fronts. Vir
ginia , which takes pride in being the
mother of presidents , showed her appre
ciation of the holy state of wedlock by
proposing to tax bachelors. These harsh
measures of compulsion are not necessary
in such delicate matters as match
making. Some people hold that it is pos
sible to boom trade and to foster industry
by taxation , but marriage can never bo
promoted in that way. At any rate , that
plan should not bo tried until all others
fail. Lot the maidens iirst try the flower-
pot-and-molassns scheme. Flies are
caught with sweets why not husbands ?
A Bad Rule for Cows.
Estclllno Hell : ' "What's the matter ? "
asked a passenger on a Dakota trait ) as
they began to run considerably faster.
"Why. you BOO there's a. blamed cow
ahead of us on the track and we arc try
ing to catch her. "
"What do you want to catch the bow
for ? "
"Why , groatgosh , to kill her , of course !
The niles allow us train men the hide
nnd tallow and the meat goes to the di
rectors. You bet I'm going to catch that
cow unless she leaves the track , or run
the wheels right off of these ours. I told
the lireman to break up the trunks in the
baggage car and heave them into the fur
nace to make u hot fire , and I guess he's
ilolngjit. "
A Model Dakota Hotel.
A recent numberof the Estollino ( Dak. )
Hell contains the following advertise
ment : Slideiinder House , Tornado Hill ,
proprietor. Hot and cold air in every
room. Elegant cemetery in connection.
This is the only house in the city provided
with a cyclone collar for convenience of
guests. Flume leading from each room
to cellar. Guests can drop from top floor
in quarter second. No requirements as
to costume while making descent. Stop
at the Slidoundor , and while guests of
other hotels will bo mounting the golden
stair you will bo scooting down the flume
leading to absolute safety. Ask yourself
the question ; Am I prepared to die ? "
It Alight HuvolJoon.
Natick ( Mass. ) Citizen ; It might have
been a South Fraiuingham man , possibly
n Natick man , but probably a Marlbor-
ongh man , who , having accumulated a
fortune of sfGO.OOO by selling liquor , and
who had frequently boasted that ho never
drank a drop himself , on watching the
funeral of one of , | ds yjc.tlms. pass his
door , said in a heartless way : "That's
the first ( ime ho ever passed my plneo
without coming'in to take n drink. "
Sofo Kroin the Flames.
Traveling Clergyman ( to hotel porter )
What is in these bottles , porter ?
Porter Dem la hnn1 grenades , sah. Doy
is a precaution agin1 lire.
Clergyman And what U that book on
the table ?
Porter Do bible , sah ; another precau
tion agin' fire.
Clergyman Call .mo at 7 o'clock ,
A Hot nnd Blooiy Bout With Thirteen
Apaclo Bucks.
Four llnirllflcrs Imld Out nnil Tlirco
\Yoitmlccl The O'Urlcii Family
1'rovo Fighters or the
First Order.
Ihcrc never has been n week since the
Apaches were forced on to a reservation
that some of thorn were not oil maraud
ing , if not under a chloft then on their
own account and out of pure deviltry.
A few months previous to the last break
made Gcronlmo thirteen bucks , led by n
sub-chief , left the reservation and was
heard of as seeking scalps along the San
Pedro river. Three or four ranchmen
were wiped out , ono after the other , nnd
one day about noon , the redskins came
upon the family of William O'Bricn.
O'BHon WAS sick on a bed in the wagon.
and his wife was driving his team. They
had abandoned their home on account of
sickness and other misfortunes , and the
wagon held all their belongings in the
way of furniture. Resides the husband
and wife there was ft girl of fourteen
named Hattlo , and a boy of cloven
named Joseph. The two children knew
how to use lire arms , and the mother was
a good shot with cither rillo or revolver.
They had iv Spencer carbine , a navy re
volver and a double barrelled shotgun.
The family was just going into cnmp
for dinner when the Indians worn dis
covered on the open plains , a nnlu or
more away. As the country was then
supposed to bo nt peace , there was noth
ing very alarming in the sight of a band
of redskins , but , by the advlcoof O'Brion.
the wagon was driven into a clump or
trees on the bank ot the stream. The
grove was not over half an aero in size.
and was isolated from any other , while
the grounds on the sides was -entirely
open. Had the Indians made a dash as
soon as they wore discovered they must
have won an easy victory , as no ono was
prepared for a hostile movement. Their
actions made O'Urion suspicions , and ho
dressed himself and got out of the
wagon , although ho had not been out of
beil for several weeks uroviously. After
holding a consultation the Indians sent
one of their number forward to hold a
parley. O'Brien , armed with the shot
gun , advanced to meet him on the cdgo
of the grove , Knowing that the redskin's
object was to discover the strength of the
.party. Ho came forward in full war
paint , and was very insolent in his bear
ing. To the inquiry as to why ho was in
war paint ho replied that war had again
broken out , and that every white man
was to bo driven out of the country. He
demanded a quiet surrender on the part
of O'Brien , promising that the prisoners
should bo carried to the neighborhood of
the nearest fort and set at liberty. Ho
did not deny that his party coveted the
horses , wagon and lircarms and that they
would have them or fight.
O'Urion was so weak that ho had to
lean _ against ti tree during the parley , but
his physical condition did not affect his
natural bravery. Ho replied that surren
der was not to bo thought of , and that if
the Indians wanted to light ho was ready
to give them the best ho hud. The war
rior must have noted the fact that there
were only a woman and two children to
back the sick man , and ho had scarcely
rejoined his companions when it was
seen that they meant to attack at once.
They began riding up and down across
the front of the grove yelling and firing
and gradually working nearer. While
the fathort mother , and daughter took
shelter behind trees , the boy seized the
axe and felled several of the trees on the
edges of the grove , thus forming obstruc
tions and defences at the same time.
The Indians rode closer and sent their
bullets into the grove , but the boy con
tinued his work at the soft trees , and the
others held their fire until a rush should
bo made. The Indians must have be-
lioTcd O'Brien had the only firearm , and
that there was not much danger from
him , as all presently charged in a body
on the front of the grove. The result
certainly astonished these who lived to
get out of range. O'Brien took the
ponccr , his wife the snotcun , and the
girl made use of the revolver , and the
throe had the shelter of a fallen treo.
Two Indians were killed outright , two
others badly wounded , and ono pony
was loft dead and another went off to
die. The horses , as was afterwards dis
covered , were all stolen slock.
When the redskins had retired out of
range they held another consultation ,
and as it broke up , they crossed the
stream above and below the grovo. There
was a bind * on the other side , and they
had no sooner secured cover than they
opened tire on the grove , and were per
fectly safe from return shots. The horses
were led into the tree tops furthest away ,
nnd each ono of the family lay down be
hind shelter. For two hours the fire of
the Indians was steadily maintained.
While they could not see any ono to shoot
at , they depended on stray bullets reduc
ing the number of the besieged. O'Urion
had his hat knocked off by their load ,
while his wife had two bullets fling dust
into her face , and the girl was raked
across the cheek by a splinter from ft
tree. The boy occupied a depression
where the bullets could not reach him.
While O'Brien was no Indian fighter.
bo had soon perilous times in Kansas and
was a wide awiiko man in an emergency.
When the lire began to slacken he know
that some now move was being planned.
When it suddenly increased again ho
erupt to the side ol the grove next to the
pnuriu and he readied it none to soon.
Two Indians were skulking up to recover
the bodies of their companions. Ono of
them was bored through thn body with
an ounce ball from the Spencer , and
the other made his escape in hot haste.
From that time until after dark not an
other shot was tired , nor was ono of the
Indians seen , O'Brien had won n victory
but ho did not delude himself with the
idea that the Apaohcs hud abandoned the
light. Ho did not for n moment doubt
that war had broken out. Such being
the ease , he could expect no help from
anyquarter.and if the family was saved it
must bo by thuir own olforts. The In
dians would burn to revenge the death
of their comrades , and their silence
and seclusion simply meant that
they were waiting for the night. Under
cover of darkness the advantage must been
on their side , and like a bravo and pru
dent man , O'Brien ' began preparations to
oll'set it as far as possible. The axe was
called into use again to cut up the fallen
trees and form a breastwork about the
wagon , nnd the boy crept out to the dead
Indians and brought back their rifles and
revolvers and ammunition. The increase
of weapons was as good as if two or
three men had joined them. Stakes were
sharpened and driven into the ground
for an abattis , and a quantity ot rope was
taken from the wagon and stretched
from tree to tree to make still another
obstruction. The boy went to the stream
with a pail , and as ho was not lired on
ho. carried water 'for the horses aud a
supply to last the family.
Night came down , with the family in
the enclosure and ready for an attack.
O'Brien hud been down with fever for
many weeks , us stated , not able to help
himself at all , but the excitement of the
attack not only brought him to his feet.
but kept him up. 'iho spare weapons ,
ready for instant 1190 , were placed within
reach , and then came two hours' of wait
ing. It appeared that the Indians separ
ated and entered the grove from all bides ,
and at .a given .signal charged at the
wmron ud opened lire. The lire w.ju
hotly returned , nndn \ five rnhiules the
fight was over. The girl was shot in the
left arm. O'Hrleivraked across the skull
and both boy and toother had bullets rut
their clothing. There was perfect quiet
during the rest of the night , and when
morning came O'lH-itm was certain that
the Indians hud withdrawn. The three
bodies on the prairie had boon taken
away , and there wnro evidences that two
or three severely wounded redskins had
been helped out of the grove. An agency
Indian admitted'afterward that the raid
ing party lo.U four men outright , and that
three others hadircocived severe wounds.
A. Peculiar Story of Genius nnil
Correspondence Chicago News : Wo
left the place , mounted our watting
jacas , and ns wo wended our way loiter-
ingly between the royal palms skirting
the grand highway toward the Valley of
Gulnestny companion related the follow
ing romance of genius and royalty :
"You hoard the caballcro's exclama
tion : 'Quo tulle otro' ? These wore the
deathwords of poor Espronceda , the mad
poet of Spain. His life nnd death were
equally horrible. Ho sprang from social
driftwood. His mother was a brilliant
lasclvia ; lus father a titled roue ; his own
own love affairs horribly dramatic ; his
daughter the most beautiful and danger
ous woman of Spam , and his own death
that of n madman.
"My own ambition I was not then
selling lottery tickets ! " said the old don ,
proudly "took mo back to Madrid for a
few years , whence 1 only returned last
year. Whatever my mission there was ,
it brought mo near these who are near
the throne. In that way 1 came to know
of ono of the most dramatic episodes
that ovo'r clouded our Spanish court ; one
which nearly cost the late Alphonso his
( nieon , nnd might have led to complica
tions endangering his throne , but which
has never been fully known even to Iho
Spanish public.
"Adelaide , the mad poet's divinely
beautiful daughter , was the favorite in-
amorita of Alfonso. Indeed , the two
wore desperately in lovo. Queen Chris
tina bore all his ordinary affairs patiently
enough , but she kno.v of the radiant
beauty and intellectuality of Adelaide ,
and it maddened her with jealousy.
Ordering a closed carossasho was driven
to the little nest of a quinta Alfonso had
provided for his love at an hour when
she dnow the king would bo with her.
"Hastily alighting she attempted to
enter , but was mot by the Duke Scsto ,
whoso eminence had been attained as a
proeurador rather than as statesman.
" 'Permit mo to enter,1 tremblingly de
manded the queen.
" 'It is impossible. I beg you to return
to the palace , " replied Sesto.
" 'Make way for the queen the queen
will pass , ' indignantly commanded the
daughter of Francis Joseph , emperor of
the Austrias.
" 'Even the queen cannot pass , ' impcr-
turbably and doggedly answered the
duko. , ,
"With ft cry of rage Christina sprang
to the corossa , snatched from it a heavy
purse of cold , firing'it full in Seto's face ,
which sent him crashing through a win
dow of the villarandi shrieking , 'Dog , if
your master , the king , pays you one
price for your .hellish occupation the
queen will always double it , ' flow into
the. quinta like a tigress , discovering the
kin' ? and Adelaide irt each other's arms.
Next to the king's craze for Wapnor
music was his passion for castle-building.
It was in the effort to gratify this craze
that the king has spent all of his own for
tune and swamfied the kingdom with n
$10,000,000 debt. Ilohcnschwangan , a
castellated structure in the most inacces
sible part of the .Bavarian Alps , was the
ancestral homo apt the king. Here ho
spent most of his time , and hero he re
quired his ministers to lind him when
they wanted his signature to state papers.
As his lunacy grew upon him , however ,
ho retreated to still remoter points. Ho
built ft grout castle at Linderhof , nnd
several lessor ones on dizzy mountain
cliffs in the Alps. During the
Wagner craze lie started to build
a huge structure on the side
of the mountain opposite the Old
castle of Ilohonschwangan. After spend
ing millions upon it the king lost inter
est in it , : ind it has never been completed.
Soon after ho begun the construction of a
palace on the Herren Inseln in the Chicm
Seo. Tliis was intended to rival the Palace -
ace of Versailles in all its glory. It was
begun about nine years ago , and at first
the work was conducted with great se
crecy. As the king's finances became
more straitened ho was compelled to quit
work on it. The interior , as far as It has
been completed , is said to bo a work of
indescribable magnificence. But the king
had even more completed palaces than ho
know what to do with. Schloss Berg , on
Luke Sturnborg. is a magnificent place ,
but the king hardly ever went to it be
cause the pro.sonc'o of two or thrco villas
in the neighborhood gave a sense of
crowding. A favorite retreat of
the imbecile , however , was Linder
hof , which is in the mountains on
the road leading from Munich to Hohcn-
schwangan. It was carefully guardpd
night and day , and not a soul was al
lowed to approach it on any pretext.
Here , carefully hidden away among the
trees , the king kept the famous Indian
kiosk , which was such a curiosity nt the
Paris exposition of 1807. There isastory
that when the king visited the exposition
ho was presented to the Empress Eugenie
in this kiosk , and that on that occasion
tlio boyish monarch Indulged in a mild
flirtation with the beautiful empress , and
in tender recollection of that episode lie
bougjit the kiosk and curried it to his
mountain oyrlo. At Lindorhof , too ,
Louis had a peculiar retreat , modeled ,
after the magical cave of KyfThausor.
It is constructed in the side
of the mountain , and its entrance is
covered by n simple stone. When the
king wished to retreat to oven greater
solitude he touched n secret spring , the
great stone swinging noiselessly back ,
revealing a largo apartment in the in
terior of. the mountain , brilliantly illu
minated by myriads of lights Binning
through colored glass.
King Louis was never married. His
subjects had long , wanted him to do so In
the hope that it wmild effect a change in
him , but ho persistently refused. Ol late
years it has boon said that his excesses
ruined him both physically and mentally ,
and It was w ( providence , there
fore , which prevented issue to such
a wreck. That the taint of
insanity attaches' ' to the family , never ,
perhaps , to bo eradicated , is proved by
the grandfatlier' ! and ex
cesses , and by tlioi'additionul fuel that
the y9itnger brother of Louis , Otho , has
been in an insuno-nsylnm for u number of
years. It is his incapacity , ho being the
heir apparent , that'has compelled the
uncle , Prince Luitpntd , to set him aside
an.l assume the rugency himself. Prince
J-uitpold is a son of the late king of
Greece. Hois about sixty-fiveyears ; old ,
strong and vigorous. Ho is a largo man ,
has a broad , ( jormim face , wears a single
eyeglass , nnd is Paid to bo a jolly sort of
man witli spine capacity , but one in
whom the sense of humor predominates.
The funniest episode connected with
the dethraioment was the way the crazy
king received the noble count who was
appointed to wait upon him with the
news at the castle of Holienschwangaii.
It reads like u story ; from the pages of
medieval history. The luckless messen
ger was Count Holstoln. Instead of re
ceiving him as any other modern mon
arch would , the king caused him to be
thrown into a dungeon , and then put n
guard around the castle to prevent any
other person getting in or the poor
count getting out , Imprisonment
in a huge castle in Ger-
.many , with a . crazy' jailer with
power cuoii'jh to. remove a head if he
takes the freak , Is not the plciisantcst
situntion in the world. The latest orazo
ol the king was his love of moonlight.
Ho had not for years ventured out of
doors In the daylight. Ho always traveled
* tnightaml his movements were as secret
as ho could make them.Ho wasout nt night
when the moon was shining , and when
ft was not he had artificial moons in his
gardens anil in chambers. Altogether the
career of this festive monarch is about as
intcres'inc and instructive to healthy
minds as they nro of any ruler of modern
times , *
Returning CJooil for Kvl | .
Texas Sittings : Parson Whangdoodlo
Baxter moots Jim Webster , one of his
" 1 hopes dat yor am still walkln' in do
narror jiaff , Jcoms. "
" 1 hope so. too , Parson. "
"Does yor carry out do golden rule ob
rcturnln' irood for obil ? "
"I has been rcturnin' good for obil , but
I'so boon losln1 money at do bizlnoss.
No later don las'week 1 lost a dollar by
dat nr foolishness. "
"How so , Jeems ? "
"Gubo Snoilgrass asked mo tor change
a dollar for mm. I sib him two good
silver half dollars for n bad dollar bill.
Dat was returnln1 good forcbilwita
vengeance. "
"Jim Webster , " said Parson Baxter ,
looking over his specs , " 1 wants ter ask
yer n few questions. " !
"All right. Parson. "
"Yer got do bad dollar bill las' week ,
dkm't yor ? "
"Yes , salt. '
' Yer went 1 to church las' Sunday ,
didn't yer ? "
"Hey ? "
"Yor hoorcd mo. Needn't make out
yor didn't hoah me. I seed yer in church
las' Sunday. I had mv eve on yor. You
was sky-larking wld dat saddlo-cullered
nigguh , Matihly Snowball. You was
pnyin' no tenshun ter do gospel tidings.
But ilnts not the wxisscst rcskillty yer
has boon up ter. "
"What does Parson "
vcr mean , ?
"Las' Sunday dur was a bad dollar bill
in do hat , aud ns Moses said untcr
Nathan 'dou art do man , ' and yet yor
have the gall to toll me dat you am in do
mirror pall' . Hero's do bad dollar , nnd
you joss shell out a good ono of yor don't
winner bo slammed on de groun nnd
wrapped uroun a tree. "
"But Parson Baxter "
"Hun obur n good dollar for dis bad
ono. So , dats right. Now you has been
returnin' good for obil some more. You
am still in do narror naif. Him what
cndurcth to dc end shell bo saved. Good
mawnin'Jccms " nnd with
, a pleasant
smile that seemed to meet behind his
curs , Parson Baxter passed on.
AVocrlshofTor ns n Gambler.
Baltimore American : As to Woerish-
oflbr's gambling habits thoto hud never
been any seeresy. Ho visited a gambling
table nearly every night for yours before
his death. In the notorious Pennsyl
vania club at Long Branch ho was last
summer the most observed plnyor. His
fnvorite game was roulette , in spite ot
the steady and heavy percentage of ad
vantage to the banker. Ho used to play
peculiarly. Ho never bought chips , but
put down bank notes on the numbers.
Sometimes ho world lay down as much
as if 1,000 but that was exceptional , as the
usual sum was $100. Phil Daly , the
keeper of the place , ordered his dealers
to lot Woerishoffor play as heavily as ho
wished. As a guess of the right number
out of thirty-six won thirty-four times the
amount of the wager , the bank occasion
ally stood to lose u considerable fortune
by n single turn of the wheel. But the
broker made no such strike , and it was
thought that his season's losses nt the
Pennsylvania club amounted to at least
$100,000. In town he played as in-
She AVns Consoled.
Wall Street News : "Butter is only 13
cents to-day , ma'nm ! " lie said , ns ho
brought the jar from the wagon to be
"Land's sakesl but what has dropped
butter two cents ? "
"Blaino's speech on the fishery ques
tion , ma'am. "
"And how's clothes-lines ? , ' she anx
iously asked. e
"Advanced three cents , ma'am. "
"Great stars ! What's that for ? "
"Drought in Texas. "
"Well , 1 swa.n ! but it docs seem queer
how one thing bobs up us another bobs
down , and its allus agin farmer folks. Is
Tildon dead ? "
"I guess not. "
Thank Heaven for that ! You hain't
got no excuse to jump salcratus on me. "
A sure euro for Blind. Bleeding , Itchln
and Ulcerated Piles lias been discovered by
Dr. Williams , fan Indian remedy ) , called Ur
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment A aluijlo
box has cured the worst chronic cases ot ai or
80 years stniulinir. No ono need suffer live
mlnuU > s after applying this wonderful sooth
ln medicine. Lotions ami Instruments do
more harm than cood. Williams' Indian
Pile Ointment absorbs the tumors , allays the
Intense itching , ( particularly at niKht after
getting warm in bed ) , nets as a poultice , elves
instant relief , and Is prepared only for Piles ,
itching of privatejmrls , nnd for nothing else.
Dr. 1'nxzler's Made Ointment cures as by
maclc , Pimples , Black llends or Grubs ,
Blotches and Eruptions on the face , leaving
the sKln clearnnd oeixutlful. Also cures Itch ,
Salt itheum , Sore Ninnies , Sore Lips , and
Old Obstinate Ulcers.
Sold by druggists , or mailed on receipt ot
CO cents.
Ketailed by Kulin & Co. . nnd Schroder *
Conrad. At wholesale by U. JF. Goodman ,
A couple of ladies wore viewing the
now court house at Ionia , Mich. , and
when returning from the tower ono of
them thoughtlessly walked out on the
colored glass over the center of the ro
tunda. There was n crush of broken
glass , nnd the workmen nnd others in the
rotund : ) wore horrified to see her cling
ing to the sash , which , fortunately , was
sufficiently strong to sustain her weight.
She was speedily extricated from her po
sition , more dead than alive with fright.
Had she gene through the sash she would
have been instantly killed on the tile
floor eighty or more feet below.
When liibj wu nick , ire K TO her OittorU.
When the w a Child , aha cried for Cutorl * .
When the boctma Miss , iho clone to Cattorik ,
VTiiMi the had CUiUi n , ohe S TB the
Street Cars , .Sidewalks , Hcliools anil
all combine to make lots in Itodlck's
Grove most desirable investment at $700
to $1,300 per lot when they uro soiling
lots that join this property for from $11,000 ,
to $1,000 ; but you can still buy Keillck's
Grove lots at $700 to $1,500 eacli. Terms
J cash. See Hedick's Grove , its distance
from business , and consider the prices
asked and terms given on this very pop
ular addition.
1007 FAHNAU .
T. I * . A.
Is n Spanish hand made full Havana
cigar , mudo in shop by the best Spanish
workmen. No flavoring , strictly pure
imported tobacco. Call on one of the
following agents and got u T. P. A. cigar ;
Kulin & Co. . cor. 15th nnd Dougias st.
Clionoy & Olcsen , No. 1807 Farnam st.
Hub Cigar Store , 210 8. 18th st.
BuhluH & Co.oor. Capitol aye , and 10th
GKT HOWE & Keuu's nacm ON
A Trio of Tricksters Skirmishing for Bail-
road and Political Provendcri
Tito Hock Island. HooinorB Drumming
Up Aid llumplirej. Howe ntitl
Jlutler Vim XVj-ck'u Strong
I'AAVXKK CITY , Neb. , Juno 1C. [ Corres
pondence of the UuR.--Thoro is some
talk of yoting bonds horc for the Rook
Island road. In fact , there is mighty
little talk about anything else. It is
bonds , bonds , bonds , and the opponents
to the bond scheme is in nlmost ns much
danger ns n rabid copperhead was In a
radical union town during the war. In fact
there is little opposition. The brass col
lar brigade is noisily , if not auly , ropro-
scnted by ox-Speaker Humphrey of this
city "Vote bonds , vote bonds 1" ho says ,
' vote bonds for every thing I" And ho
points to the communities that have
leaded themselves with dubt ns the only
prosperous ones. This prosperity is like
that of the farmer while spending the
monny ho has mortgaged his farm to pro
cure. After the money is gone , the in
terest must bo raised , and then the prin
cipal , nnd then ho finds how factitious is
the prosperity represented by borrowed
1 do not sco how building another rail
road to this place so long as the present
ono can do all the business will benefit
us , unless there is free competition be
tween the roads. This is not and never
can bo under the present system. As a
matter of fact , two roads will bo sup
ported by the pcoplo instead of one. 1
consider it an outrage that a rich cor
poration like the Hook Island or any
corporation should bo allowed by law to
impose such burdens upon the people ,
and then bo free to lax them in rates at
their own sweet will , and the day will
come when men will wonder that such
things could bo.
The Humphrey aforesaid aud his brass
collared compeers are neglecting no op
portunity to throw their llmgs and inu-
cndoes at Van Wyok. Of course this is
to be expected. They are employed to
do it. It is the way some of them get
their bread and butter , and their mas
ters , the corporations , demand and se
cure undivided scryico.
of this county the largo majority are
in favor of Van Wyclc. But they are
voted by the ringstors. They are an inert
mass , dead to their own interests , or un
informed as to promote others. "Stand
by the old party ! Vote as you shot ! Just
hear what Jeff Davis has been saying ! "
and they look askance at the man who
hints that the old party isn't doing much
for the people. 1 tun sorry to say it. but
the farmers as a class know the least
about their own political interests and
make the least effort to promote others of
any class of the people.
And this man Humphrey , let mo say
on passant , aspires to go to congress.
Poor congress ! Jackals hunt in
is said. Church Howe completes the
pair in this case. It is hinted that there
is a fair understanding between the two.
and Humphrey's mieklc will go to swell
Howe's mueklo in the convention. And
both nro knifing the people's man , Van
Wyck , every chance , and will knife the
people too quick if they succeed in get
ting into congress. Poor people !
Hill let me not forgot that some organ
ization is taking place. Our whilom
friend Butler of impeachment fame getup
up a farmer's alliance the other night.
He still longs to bo vindicated before ho
goes to "that undiscovered bourne from
which no traveler returns. " He has lost
the bulk of his property and the respect
and confidence of most of his old friends.
I don't know that he has lost any of that
sterling honesty and integrity for which
he has been so long noted. But he wants
to be vindicated , and amazing as it may
seem , there are men who behove in him
and take his ignorant and crude antimonopoly -
monopoly rant us gospel on that subject.
Hut he can get nothing ftnd ho will only
distract and divide the farmers , if such a
thing could bo. And I would rather sea
the most truculent tool of the corpora
tion advanced , than a man who has no
other thought or aim than how to pro
mote Dave Butler. J. II.
Employed In Ono Manufactory in
Nebraska City ,
Nebraska City Press : It is a strange
thing , but no less true for being strange ,
that there should exist in the immediate
vicinity of Nebraska City a factory in
full operation , now in its second year of
existence , employing 50,000 busy work
ers , and yc.t unknown to a large major
ity of the readers of the Press. Its his
tory , its work , and its prospects seem
certainly worth chronicling.
A little more than a year ago Mrs. M.
L. Hobbard and her several daughters ,
living a mile or so northwest of the city ,
became interested in the culture of silk.
Thny know but little , practically , on the
subject , but sent to the American Silk
association at Philadelphia for a few silk
worm eggs two or throe hundred with
a view of experimenting. These they
received , they ware hatched and the
worniM cared for ; the result was that this
season fully 50,000 worms crawled into
the world , hungry for something to de
vour , and eager to do their part toward
crushing the foreign silk industry ; they
were patriotic , every ono of them.
The accommodations that had boon
provided for Iho new arrivals wore found
to be too small and u vacant house , only
a few rods a iiway , was secured and
turned into n "silkery. " Hero it was
that a Press reporter saw the worms yes
terday , in all of thu later stages of de
velopment , fattening on the leaves that
constitute their only food , spinning thu
cocoons from > which the largo majority
arc never to emerge alive , and the
„ '
cocoons themselves"perfect' in form ,
silky in texture and several lined ; ready ,
but for a simple process , to bo sent to thu
factory , where the work of unreullngund
weaving will be done.
These worms are fed on thu common
osugo orange , said to produce silk but
little interior to that which comes from
the mulberry. There is an abundance of
this food on Mrs. llebbard's place and
more of it close by. A new supply of
loaves is furnished the worms several
times a day , several wagon loads of
brunches being required. The worms are
hungry at all times , but especially rav-
enoiio between 7 and 11 o'clock at night.
They are on hurdles , simply coiihtrueted ,
placed on tables , racks and shelving ;
every place where room could bo made ,
Thu branches are laid on these , the
worms quickly climb to the fresh leaves
and the barren brunches are gently re
moved. Thn worm is from two and u
half to four inches in length , many
footed , with "good filatures" and while
in color. When it begins to spin the
color changes to yellow. The cocoon is
white , yellow , orange or lijfht green ,
about an inch long and half 'us broad ,
These cocoons are very light , it re
quiring about 250 of them to make u
The eggs from which fifty
thousand worms came were laid last
.summer. They were kept in a cool , or
rather , cold place mill ! the loaves of the
osftffo orange began to take form. They
wore thou placed in warmer quarters
nnd , in n few days , hatched. Tills Was
just four weeks ago and the worms have
grown in that time from a size 1HU >
larger than a mustard seed , to ono
measured by Inches. Some days ngo the
most progressive commenced to spin
their cocoons and nil will have finished
this worK within n week or n little more.
When time has bcon given for the full
completion of the cocoons for the In
terior is necessarily the last finished
they will bo placed in tin vessels and
these immersed in boiling water , none of
which , however , will touch the cocoon.
This is done to kill the chrysalis , which
would otherwise develop into n spcoios
of moth which , in finding Its way out ,
would ruin the silk , The cocoons nro
then ready for packing and shipping ,
As has been said these worms are fed
on the leaves of the o.sago ornngo ; two
years ago when the Indies first became
interested in the matter thoj' sent to
South Carolina for two hundred Italian
mulberry shoots. Iho nre now growing
finely , and nro being put to use. in the
way of experiment , ill feeding n few hun
dred worms kept seperate from the
others. It is a curious fact that n worm
will not change its diet ; if it co'mmeneo.o
on the osage ornngo it has no use for
mulberry , and thu reverse is truo.
The work in whioh the ladle. * hnvo
engaged they still sco tit to consider nil
ex Miriinont , but it has every promise of.
being n successful ono , There i.i some
thing of expense about it , but far more
of attention and labor. The season of
work Is , however , brief , covering a period
of not more thnn six or seven weeks In
the year.
Tlioro are several "silkorles" in Kan
sas , but this is thought to bo thu first of
any importance , with ono exception , in
Nebraska. As such its development
cannot but bo watched with inturcst , an
meaning much to the state and to the entire -
tire west ; suggesting great possibilities
nnd , among others , that of supplying
"woman's work for woman. "
A Promising Town.
Lusk , ono of the future leading towns
of Wyoming , is situated in Lnrnnilo
county , on the main line of the Fremont ,
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley rnilrond ,
ninety miles west of Chudron nnd about
five hundred miles from Omaha. The
soil in its vicinity forms quite n contrast
to the sandy almost barren soil that one
sees on first crossing into Wyoming , it
buing near the head of the Running
Water or Niobrara river , and ono of the
most fertile valleys of Wyoming , In the
center of this fertile region is the town of
Lusk. The grass hero is very abundant
and mnki's the very best hay , except once
in a while where sago brush grows. The
hills lying cast of town are rich in silver
oro. Shafts are being sunk and will soon
strike some of the richest ere in the terri
tory. A factory for crushing the stone
has bcon built hero some time , but has
not sullieient machinery. As soou as the
railroad reaches heron crushing machine
costing several thousand dollars will bo ,
put up immediately. A largo amount of
capital has already been nut into the
Several merchants will put In a largo
stock of goods as soon as the railroad
arrives. Pcavoy & Hilston ; , from Sioux
City , Iowa , will nut up u tine brink build
ing nnd carry a largo stock of hardware.
Baker & Johnson or Cheyenne have also
a largo general storo.
The water is pure and soft , several line
springs being right in town. Ono has to
go only ten to fifteen feet for water any
where. Iirxccllont water power can bo
had for milling purposes.
Large coal mines lie north of town
about fifteen miles , and copper mines ,
the richest in the country , are found in
the hills about the same distance south of
town. Branches of the railroad will bo
run to these mines , thus making it n
mining center ns well as agricultural ,
mid a big shipping point fur cattle.
DTho rainfall hero is as good ns in
western Nebraska , and as the country
settles up pcoplo will have no cause to
fear a drought ,
It will not 1)0 long before the county
will bo divided , as Cheyenne is the
county seat , bcmc about two hundred
miles north and south and seventy miles
east and west. Lusk will bo the county
seat of the now county , and will bo by
far the best town between Chadron and
Fettermun on Iho lino.
It.Hal ford Hnucc excelled by none. Try
Mary Ann's Grout Quality.
Kentucky State Journal"Good morn
ing. Mru. O'Hahorty. "
"The sumo to ycrsolf , Mr. Dee , God
bliss ye. "
"I had a short talk with your Mary
Ann yesterday. She has improved won
derfully since 1 last saw her. "
"Sho has , KOI- . Faith an' she now talks
in sieh high quality langwidgo that I kin
scarcely understand pfiwat she do bo
talking about lir.lf of the toimo. An' the
sthoilo that she do put on ! One who
didn't know her would think she's ono
av the Vnndorbilts. She doesn't git out
av bed till noon , an' it takes her an hour
to dress. An' when she aits ! Howly
Moses ! The idea of ctittin * u pea in two !
an' altln' bush wid a fork ! an1 ptittin * ice
intny ! " '
"I sco she dresses quite gaily , " said
Mr. Dee. "Idon't sec how she can afford
to do so. "
"Faith an' thim dresses are nearly all
presents from pintlcinin frlndn. Mary
Ann bus become very popular since she's
Intcredholgh society nnd blached horhuir
yallar. There's scarcely a nclght but
phwat she's involtcd out to a fate sham-
pater or a fiorray or something grand ; ,
an' it's always the pick av the flock av
the gintlemln that do bo bringln' her
home. Yls , indnde ; Mary Ann's great
quality now. "
Living monuments to the power ot
St. Jacobs Oil , IITO the millions it IUIH
A West Virginia young person killrd
herself because her parents refused per
mission that she should become a Mor
Hunt. Newly Kurnlilieit ,
The Tremont ,
J. C. 1'1T/.GI5HALI ) & BON , 1'roj.riotors. .
Cor. Hli and I'Hta. , Llnuoln , Nub ,
Itutesll.W poriluv' , htrcot tarn fromliuiuo to onr
pun ol lliQ city.
Architect ,
Ollicos 3'l. Ill iiinl U , ItlcliurUs lllock , Lincoln ,
Neb , r.luvuloronlltli slruut.
Ilrt'iMlur oT Ilniudur of
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Live Stock Auctioneer"
Kuluj iiiuilo lit nil pui-U ol' tlin IT. K. lit fair
rules. Join3HliiHi Illock , Lincoln , Nob.i
Colluwu/ mid Hliorl Horn bulU I'orsalo ,
Farm Loans and Insurance ,
Corresiionilcncoin rcvunl to loan * Kollcltod.
Itooui I , Idcliiirdit Illouk , Lincoln , Nuu.
Public ale.
Denver , C'ol , , Jiuiu lOtli , I8SO ,
40licud ofSliowSliort Ilurn * . llatoa &Cruok :
8liunl { , your-oldri , wtiltililnir 1U50 ; bulls und
hcllora. AUdrusi 1'lcld und Farm , for calalox-
net , Duiivcr , Col. 11 , M. llmnboii , Llucolu , Koti.
Pol. F , M. \Vis ( | , Auullonour.
Wliuu In Lincoln stop at
National. Hotel ,
Anil t't > t good ulniiur fnriic.