Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 17, 1886, Page 11, Image 11

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    Offers for sale the following bargains in Omaha property :
The finest lots in HANSCOM J'l/ACK , originally rc orved by Mr. Hnnscom , and now first placed on the market as the choice residence property of Omaha. Klcganl cast front lots , splendid corner lots ; just on grade. Magnificent view , ncnr strati cais , park , anil surrounded by
beautiful homes ami 11 splendid e1us of people. Over thirty- substantial houses coiling from $2,000 to $10,000 each , will bo built this season-In - the immediate vicinity. Will soil these lots at 1MUCKS AND THRMS THAT I'LACK THEM WITHIN THE UlUCH OI' ALL who desire "Hand-
lomo Homes. " And for invcstmont , these lots cannot ; bo excelled , ns their location , natural advantages and the great number of costly homes to be erected will cause them to advance rapidly In price during the next sit months. Also otTer 3 bountiful east front lots in Marsh's Addition ,
near corner Seth and Lvuvonwortli , one block from Street oar ? , pavement , St. Mary's Avenue and church , covered with line shade trees ; each $2,800. Seven line cast front lots in Leavcnworlh Terrace ; two blocks from Hull Line railway depot on Leavomvorth street ; lots around are selling
for | 700 lo $ WOi can ofler Iheso lots for n few days only nt $550 each. Two south front lots In Uliflon Place , Inrco blocks from slrcet cars , one block from Loarenworth slrcet , with its proposed grading , paving and Cable Line , covered with largo oak and maple trees a big bargain the
two at$2,400. Klght lots in IJurr Oak , convenient to street can and railroad , at $900 to $900. Two lots fronting south on Loavonworth street , each 01 fent front , one a corner , will be valuable business property in one year , the two for ? 1,5DO. Two acres in West Omaha , \ \ \ \ \ make ton
peed lots , high and sightly location , splendid neighborhood , lots beyond are selling for $1,000 and ? l,200i can sell tlie two acres if sold nt once for $7,000. Some nice lots in Hawthorne , near Thirty-third and Uaronpoit ; the nnarncss of these lots to center of town make them A
cspocailly desirable investments at $9DO. Five lots , one a corner , on Lowe avenue , near Dodge street , high and healthy location , splendid place for a home , very easy terms , only $1,100 each. Six lots in Hartford Place , just this side of now M. P. ilepol and canning factory , cheapest
property In the market , only $300 ; $10 down , ? 10 per month. Two lot ? , one a corner , in Shlnn's 2nd addition , if sold quick , the two only $1,030. A few choice lots in Ambler Place , Thornburg , Ka t Side , Clark's Place , Walnut Hill , Washington Hill , West Kinl , Orchard Hill and other
favorite additions. AUo odor a largo list of improved residence property , ranging in price from $3,000 to 80,000. CAN OFFKU FOU THE NEXT TUN DAYS THE FINEST EIGHT-ROOM COTTAGE AND EAST FRONT LOT IN HANSC'OM PLACE , ON GEO1U.U AVENUE ,
ELKGANT NEIGIIHOKHOOD , CUT AND CISTERN WATER , A PERFECT GEM OF A HOME , ONLY $1,300 , IF SOLD QUICK. Aiso several six-room cott.iges with cistern and city water , slate mantels , good location , only $2,250j $350 cash , $25 per month. 44-foot front on Harney ,
between Fourteenth and Fiftoonh streets , at $3,000 ! first-class location for business. 00 feet on Howard , near Thirteenth street , only $18,000 , ; easy terms ; splendid silo for wholesale or waioliouso purposes. 103-foot front on Capitol avenue , next to Mtisonlo HlocK. is splendid business
property and rapidly improving ; has eight briok stores all rented ; can make this the bigacst bargain in Omaha if sold soon. Also offer two suctions of oho'co ' farm land in Howard county , near good railroad station and St. Paul , the county seal , a lown of S.OOO inhabitants. No bettor soil
in the state ; can plow every acres ; urroundcd by a good class of people and cultivated farms. Can offer this land for the next thirty days at a low figure and remarkably easy terms , The above are a few of the bargains I olVor for sale. Investors , and especially parties from outaltlo
the city will do well to consult the list of property I oflor before buying elsewhere.
CULTURED MIND AND MUSCLE
Physical Training and Mental Discipline
8 3 Must Go Hand in Hand ,
Ancient mid Modern Kducntloual
Theories JisoiiMscil fjpHHUim Iroin
Olclor Nations Slroni : I'olutu
in CollCRC Athletics.
J'm/cssor Kitucnc /Ifc7wiiiJ nf yule College , in
the iVijmldi Science SI nl/i//oi ( | July.
TAUT I.
Many old theories of education arc
being mercilessly discussed. Many new
theories claim the places of the old. The
classical scholar still claims for the an
cient languages the greatest educational
power. The advocate of modern lan
guages says life is too short lo study dead
things , and that modern languages fur
nish enough discipline , and are besides ,
useful. To the scientist , science is god of
all , even of education. To him no man
is properly educated unless his mind is
stored with scientific ideas and trained by
tlio scientific methods of the nineteenth
century. Languages , ancient and mod
ern , mathematics , scioncc , philosophy ,
all advance their claims to bo the best
educators of the coming man. Mean
while thn coming man is nothing l > t n.
chlldi ; md ujt ; submit himself lo his
ciders to bo experimented upon accordIng -
Ing to the theories of teachers or parents.
For mnn , women , and children alike , 1
wish to enter n plea for a part of them
much neglected in most discussions on
cdnoalion , and lee much left out of sight
in most theories of education the body.
In fact , for centuries past , many educa
tors have seemed to regard the body as a
rival of the brain , if not tin enemy of it.
They liavo apparently been filled with the
idea that htronglh and time given to Iho
body nro strength and time taken from
the mind. Unfortunately for the cause
of good education , this erroneous idea is
not hold by teachers alone , but is a very
prevalent ono generally , the current dic
tum being that , representing by unity a.
person's force , whalovcr pare of this unit
is taken for the body leaves necessarily
just that much loss for the mind.
To combat this idea , and to replace it
by a much more reasonable idea , I had
almost said by llio very opposite idea ,
shall bo the chief though not the only aim
of these pages.
To all races whicU have shown power
in any direction the main source ot that
power has been physical. This is ac
knowledged to bo true with regard to the
conquering races of the past. With re
gard to the present , we nro too apt to
Oiink that tliu progress of civilization has
changed the conditions of power , so that
races physically weak , if they arc only
wisu. can successfully compote with and
finally overcome the strong races.
Take the Greeks. For a long time they
were a conquering race masters of the
world of their lime. But their inlluonco
has extended lar beyond their day and
beyond the limits of their little world. "It
is no disgrace to a nineteenth-century
American to go to school to the Greeks.
They are still , in their own lines , the
loaders of mankind. They are the mas-
tors. " Atlica was about as largo as
Rhode Island. Kliodo Island is a noble
little commonwealth. Yet it has enjoyed
political liberty longer than the domoo-
racv of Athens lasted , and in the midst
of ho blazing light of this much-lauded
century. What now Is or will bo the in-
Jluoiico of Kliodo Island on the world's
history compared with the unmeasured
and imperishable inllnenco of Athens ?
fj Whence the diUorcnco ? The causes of
the difference were manifold. Ono cause
wa.s their physical education. Hand in
baud with their mental discipline , which
was simple but thorough , wont gym
nastic exercise. "Until the limo"of
Alexander , the main subjects of educa
tion among llio ( ircoks were music nnd
gymnastics , bodily training and mental
culture. The first duty of a Greek boy
was to learn Ills lotlors , a Iqat which was
also coincident with learning to swim.
My the fourteenth year the Greek boy
would have begun to devote hlmsolf
seriously to athletics. " Could such a
careful nnd continuous training of Iho
body fail to have its ctl'oct noon the
min'd ? It gave tlio body power. It gave
the brain force. Had this force not boon
converted all the while into intellect and
ii'slliollc sense , llio Greeks would have
formed a race of fine animals only. But
their mental discipline saved them. Un-
forluimtely for llie permanence ot the
Greek power , I hat power was not built
upon a moral basis.Vhon , by moans of
their conquests , wealth and luxury came
to Ilium , Ihe Greeks mot the usual fatu of
nations weak in the moral senso. Their
discipline was relaxed , and they suc
cumbed to the strong.
The training nf the Romans was largely
physical. They were trained tor war.
But they , too. wore overcome by stronger
races w'iieii they relaxed llioir own disci
pline and gave tip their martial games
anil athletic exercises hiring gladiators
for their sport ami mercenaries ) for their
bailies.
What are the conquoiin < j races of
to ilajr Arc tlau ! ' 'nf l"a natious ttrouc
in body strong liy inheritance and keep
ing their strength by exercise ? Germany
keeps her mon strong in the army by
compulsory gymnastic drill. Her schools
teacn gymnastics. Many of her inhabi
tants in the cities maintain their strength
by the exercise which they have in their
excellent Turner system.
England has m the bodies of her chil
dren the blood of those old rovers who
were the terror of the coasts of Knropo
in the early centuries of the Christian
era , mixed with the blood of that vig
orous native stock , to subdno which , even
when furnished with only barbarian
arms , was no ( iiisy task to Iho Roman
legions with all tlicir military skill. In
England , too , this physical force is still
maintained by vigorous oxcrciso taken
by all classes. The higher classes have
their out-of-door sports , and some of
them of the roughest kind , The lower
olus es nlssj have their suorts. wherever
the E'nglisii race goes it carries with It
the love of exorcise and the practice of
it. liven their women engage in it. Some
of them follow the hounds. Thpy pull
the bow. They lake walks , the length of
which would shame many an American
man. So the vigor of the stock uovor
decays. The race increases and multi
plies. The little island cannot hold It.
Away it goes to conquer and colonixo the
globe , and to'infuso its strength into all
the races of the earth.
What keeps us us a nation from de
terioration ? Tlio bone and sinew of tlio
land Iho cultivators of the soil the con
querors of our new land the men who
build our cities and tlio great highways
between them , who dig our coal and labor
willi hand and body in all our factories.
It is trne'lhat brain directs all tiii.s activ
ity , but muscle is tlio motive-power And
the nuiscla of one generation is the source
and support of tliu brain-iiowcr of the
following generations. "What clso ac
counts for the prodigal activily" of the
descendants of tlio early faotllors of this
country but the fact that obliged , when
cast on a land like ours , to battle with the
elements and conquer the forests bv their
own bodily strcnglh , Ihoy lived an outdoor -
door lifn in Ihe main , and slorcd up an
immense "capital ol vitality" which they
handed down to their posterity ? Sonio
nf that posterity are not content to nso
the interest of that capital , but nro spend
ing the principal. What is the consequence
quence ? Not only cnfcoblomcnt of body
and mind , bulslorillly ; and Ihus many of
the old New England families are dying
out in the homos of their race , and are
giving place to the strong new-comers.
As to individuals , what kinds of men
fight their way to the front ranks in all
callings , and hold their places there , as
mon eminent in their day and genera
tion ? Men of strong body. Consider
the premiers of England men like
Biojiigliam , I'almerston and Gladstone-
working at an ago when many a weaker
man would either bo in his grave or bo
preparing for it. Some exercise nor. > e-
back riding or felling trees keeps up
their strength long after threescore and
ton. It is only necessary to mention
Washington , Jackson , Webster and Lin
coln to call attention to Iho fact that
among eminent American public men
vigor of mind and vigor of body go to
gether. Notice the great pulpit orators
of to-day such as Spurgcon , Bcechor ,
John Hall and Phillips Brooks. Among
moneyed mun , did not Commodore Vnn-
dorbilt owe something of his vast fortune
to his strong body ? Could ho have en
dured the strain of building that fortune ,
and would ho have had the vigor to extend -
tend it , had it not been for the out-door
life of his early manhood ? if you find a
really successful mnn , who builds and
keeps either a reputation or a fortune by
honest hard work , ho is generally a man
of vigorous body. "All ( irofossioual
bloftrapliy teaches that to win lasting
distinction in sedentary in-door ocoupa-
lions , which task.Iho . brain and nervous
system , extraordinary touciinc'ss of body
must accompany extraordinary mental
r.oxvor. " Again , " 'fo attain success and
length of service in any of the Iq'nipit
PrSaJS'sloirt , innjr.djjnn ; tliiu gj lc.plilng , i\ \
vigorous body is Weil-nigh essential.7'
It would bo out of place to advise a
farmer who is already tired of digging
and plowing , or a mason who has had
enough of urioklnying , to exercise his
body. A little play to limber the slifl'cned
muscles might bo a good thing. A little
brain-work might bo bettor. But of real
hard-working oxcrciso of bodty each workingman -
ingman gets enough from his day's labor.
If lie only got good food and enough of
it , and have time for sufficient sloop , and
get pure Air to breathe , and clean water
to drink and to balho in , ho will do well
nnough , as far as bodily hoaltu is con
cerned. But to brain-workprs and lo all
persons of sedentary habits it can be
truly said that vigorous cxorciso of the
entire body is not only advisable it they
would enjoy health , but that it is abso
lutely essential to that life. .The London
Tlmps of Pocember ] Q , I S , records the
physical and mental deterioration which
has fallen on the civil servants of India ,
described by an Indian correspondent :
"Since the institution of competitive ex
aminations , out of n hundred-odd civil
ians nine have died and two have been
forced to retire on account of physical
debility. Ten more were considered quito
unfit for their work on account of bodily
weakiies and eight have positively be
come insane. " Hero is a record of twenty-
nine out of a hundred persons physically
deficient. The hundred belonged to one
of the strongest races of the earth. Does
not the fact testify to the great demands
of civilization on the vitality of thopcoplo
of modern times ? But it will bo replied
that the climate of India had something
to do with the facts Well , read what Dr.
E. II. Clarke says of our country : "No
race of human kind has yet obtained a
permanent foothold upon tins continent.
.Mounds at the west , vestiges inFloiida ,
aim traces elsewhere , proclaim at least
two extinct races. " "Tho Indian whom
our ancestors confronted was losing his
hold on the continent when the May
flower anchored in Plymouth Bay , and is
now also rapidly disappearing. It re
mains to be soon if the Anglo-Saxon race ,
which has ventured upon a continent
that has proved the tomb of antecedent
races , can bo more fortunate than they
in maintaining a permanent grasp upon
this western world. Ono thing , at least ,
is snro : it will fail , as previous races have
failed-unless it can produce n physique
and a brain capable of meeting success
fully the demands that our climate and
civilization mnko upon it. " Read the
following facts with rog.ird to Chicago
I'rom 18.VJ to 18US , population increased
6.1 times to what it was in the first
period. The death rate increased ! 3,7
times. The deaths from nervous di orders -
dors increased 20.4 times. Chicago is
perhaps a fasl place , but the figures are
significant of the wear of city life on Iho
nervous svslem.
Is not Ibis strain of the nervous system
a peculiarly American dangu ? To bo
snro , all brain-workers in all countries
nto liable to it , but in our country climatic
inlluciicos increase * the tendency. Under
these influence ) we have developed na
tional characteristics , showing in form
and feature. Wo do tilings in a hurry.
Wo are in haste to got rich. Wo are in
haste 16 bo wiso. Wo have no time for
exercise. Wo have no time for play.
Both oxciciso mid play are by serious
people oftenlooked upon us a waste of
time lor adulls , however good they may
be for cluldicn and young people. A boy
must bo a man before Ills lime , and a girl
must bo prim and staid , and must not
romp like her more fortunate brothers ,
but must bo a sober woman after she lias
entered her tdons. It seems as if Ihe
battle of modern life ( at least of modern
city lifo ) was a battle of the nerves.
"From nursery to school , from school to
college , or to work , the strain of brain
goes on , and strain of noiVo scholar
ships , dxauiiuutiinij , speculations , pro
motions , excitements , sTiniulah6"llS , long
hours of work , late hours of rest , jaded
frames , weary .brains . , jarring nerves all
intiii".Hsii bv-fi Mireneieio.f ourschool
nna city life' . " 'i'ho woistof i'lio lu'iaCulcf
is that thisi strain falls most of all upon
those fronu nature and circumslnnces
least abh ) tp hear it upon our women.
Publjc opinion frowns upon their o\eicis-
inglikn mc\ | . jet , with a nervous sys
tem more sensitive than man's , they need
the very exercises ( ont-of-doors ) which ,
by n mistaken public sentiment , they are
otton forbidden to take. The healthy
liouse-workis , often demited , to a servant ,
cither because too hard for our American
girls or too muqh boncatli llicm.
Of the live agents of health exorcise ,
food , air , sloop nd batliing oxoroiso , tea
a certain extent , regulates the demand
for the other agents. The muscles , when
fwlly developed , constitute about a half
of the full-grown body. The muscular
contractions act upon the blood. The
blood is the life-stream , carrying tho.
atoms of nourishment to every part of
the body , and receiving the waste par
ticles which have already done tlicir
work. This process of depositing build
ing substance and receiving waste matter
goes on according to a law. This law ,
called , from its discoverer , the law of
Trovlranus , is : "E-.ich organ is , to every
other , as an excreting organ. In otho'r
\yords , to insure perfect health , every
tissue , bono , nerve , tendon , or muscle ,
should take from the blood certain ma
terials and return to it certain others. To
do this , every organ must or ought to
have its period of activity and rcsr , so as
to keou the vital fluid in a proper state to
nourish every other part. " So that , if
wo give to the muscles their share of
labor , as indicated by the ratio which
they boar to the whole body , according
to this law , wo ought to give a largo pro
portion of our waking hours to their nso.
15nt there are certain involuntary muscles
doing their work all the time , night and
day. In our usual vocations , too , how
ever confining they may bo , wo arc
obliged to take a certain amount of mus
cular exorcise. Consequently , in the really
necessary work of any ordinarily busy
person , the muscledo have a fair share
of overciso. Still , there are a number of
muscles which aio used almost exclu
sively , so that other muscles , with their
connecting tendons , bones and nerves ,
fail from sheer neglect to contribute to
the health of the whole body. How many
women exorcise fully the largo muscles
of the back and loins , or the muscles of
the abdomen ? Women who wash , or
those who work in field or garden. Yet
these important muscles , when used , con
tribute much not only to the health of
the body in general , but also to the vigor
ot the organs lying underneath them.
So , too , in walking , how lew us > o the
muscles of the calf of the lcgv Most
people merely stamp along the path or
road. They do not use Iho foot from heel
to too- They fail to rise pn the Iocs at the
end of the step , find do not push them
selves along with those important members
bors of the foot. Thus they losto the best
part of the leverage of that important
muscle or sot of muscles ot the lower
log. The fault Is frequently in the shoo
of the walker. That has too high a heel ,
and pinches the toes , making any move
ment of them painful , ovun if it does not
prevent thorn from moving : at nil.
By making regular daily use of the
muscles of all the muscles , If that weio
possible we should do ouo thing toward
establishing perfect health of bony by
allowing to ono very largo p.irt of it a
fair chiiuco to appropriate Us proper oje-
mcnls from the blood , and oppoitunil
to give back its used-up tissus to bo elim
inated from tlio system in natural and
healthy v 'ays , Wo should bo doing more
than simply repairing the muscles. We
should bo also evolving heat a very/ im
portant factor of lifo. We should bo
assisting nil the other parts of our organ
ization to do their work.
Take the heart itself n very bundle of
muscular libers. Wo know thai as long
A"s we live , whether slsspina or waking ,
that wonderful organ keeps up ils regu
lar contractions and expansions. But ,
when wo use our muscles , their contractile -
tractilo force upon the blood-vowels helps
the blood nlong its ! ' . ? ; i'j''ls. and tbus
takes a little latfor rrom tTio nropciiiiij ;
heart. It beats faster but with loss etl'ort.
While helping the henit , muscular ex
ercise helps the lungs also More exor
cise moans for the lungs more breath ;
that is , more air iusphcd and more car
bonic-acid gas expired. By deeper
breathings the involuntary muscles : ire
strengthened. Moreover , wo are made
to feel the need of greater lung-room.
Even after the ago when full stature is
supposed to be attained , that lung-room
oftiin comes , nature furnishing the sup
ply according to tlio demand. McLaren
notes the case of ono man , in his thirty-
sixth year , whoso chest , under systematic
o.xcicise , increased in giith from thirty-
two to thirtv-si and a half inches in two
months. There was an addition of four
and a half ijjchos to llio clrciihliuronooof
fho chest. "An addition ot three inches
to circumference of chest implies that
the lungs , instead of containing 200 cubic
inches of air before their functional ac
tivity was exalted , are now capable of
receiving 300 cubic inches into tlicir
cells. " This great increase of four and
n half inches meant not only increase of
lung-room , but increase of .ting-power.
Tnldnir the quantity of nlr Inspired In the
reclining position IniiKlvon time us the
unit . . . . . . . . . 1
In the sumo nuiloil or time tlio quantity ot
nlr Inspired when stniiilliiirls l3
When vrnlkln-5 one inlln per hour , is . . 1.0
Wlion wulkliiR four inllos per hour , is . . . . 6
When tiding und netting , is 4.0r >
Whim swlmmliw , Is 4.X )
[ TO HE CONCl.UDEU NKXT SATLMIBAY. ]
DETECTED BY A DUEL.
A Oaino of Cards AVIilch Led lo tlio
Discovery of n Murderer.
Itu I ) ' . A. Stmlilanl.
A dozen men had gathered at tlio rail
road station at C , Pcnn , and were
gazing at a placard that had been tacked
on tlio wall.
The object of their attention was the
following notice :
? 1,000 REWAltn. i
The ntiovo lonnrd wl. bo
pnlil for tin ) capture , item ,
omllvo , of the iifwissln of
Mrs. Wlnslcw.w ho was miir-
dirod at her limiKO on tlio
nlKhtot Jmninry 1J , 18Jl. :
o o
The murder of the old lady was the
talk of the village , and every means was
being t\kon to capture the murderer.
The reward offered was iv liberal ono
and men wore scouring the country for
miles around in the hope of catching the
villain. A wcok had passotl and no clew
had boon found.
Oij the night of .lauuary 20 , two young
mon wore standing on the platform at
C awaiting the night train , which waste
to carry tliom to S , tlio station ten
miles below. Il wis a clear , cold night ,
and it wus a relief to the in when the
tr.iin catno thundering In and they had
taken their souls near Iho stove in ono
end of the last car.
The vounger of the two mnn was about
twoiity-two years of age. Ho was tall
nnd wore ti small mustache. His com
panion was llirco years his senior , lie
was shorter and a full beard hid the lower
pait of his face. Ho was the first to
speak
" 1 tell you what , Fred , " ho said , "tho
reward oll'ered for the old lady's ' ass.issin
is u good ono and would keep us in style
nt Saratoga llus summer. "
"Yes , you're right , Molt ; but you don't
catch mo going around looking fora cut
throat. I'd rather stay in tlio one-horse
place we're bound for. "
"Woll , " said Motl , "wo won't quarrel
on that point , but von can rest assured
tln\t \ I'll bag the fellow if I gcta chance. "
By this time the train had reached
S , and { juttouiug Hinir coats tightly
around them Fred Blake and his com
panion , Mott Stevens , started for the
hotel , which was situated a little way out
of the town on the main road. It was
about 10 o'clock when they readied the
hotel , or , moio properly , the inn.
Tlio liOiiSC % , y.UQsmall one ami could
not accommodate more than a im c : : at
it t'li'fii ' ] . But r t tlwt sm\soi ) of the year it
was almost descried by guest | , u Blake
and his friend felt sine of a"good room
and bud.
In onn corner of llio room which the
young men entered a largo firo. was
burning in an old-fashioned iireplaco. A
bar running the full length of the room
on ono side , behind which stood rows of
bottles and decanters of various descrip
tions , plainly showed that it was not a
temperance place.
At the further corner of the room stood
three or four round tables. At ono of
these sat three mon , deeply interested in
a g.uuo of poker , and , Judging from the
number of silver dollars scattered among
the chips , the game was in good progress :
Opposite tins tabio Blakb and Slovens
sontud themsolvns , and alter partakingof
the drinks they had ordered tltoy fumed
their eyes toward the poker players.
The man who sat nearest Blake seemed
to have all the money nnd luck , lie was
about forty years old , heavily built , and
wore a largo mustache and goatoo.
Both of his companions wore younger
than he. The one seated opposite the
man described , to judge by the number
of winks and signs that wore passed between -
tweon them , was a confederate.
After Blake had watched thn came for
awhile ho suddenly turned to his friend
and whispered :
"Did yon sno that. Molt ? "
"What ? " asked Mott in surprise.
"What ! I lull you that man is u fraud.
If I'm nnt mistaken ho has got a pack of
cards under the table and is using them
lo fill his Hands. "
Ono of tlio camblcrs dealt Iho cards.
Blake's c.yos wore riveted on the sharper.
Ho could sco tlio cards ho drew with per
fect case.
"Give mo three cards , " exclaimed he.
Blake saw him throw down the three
cards ho.hcld and pick up the ones dealt
him. They were no good. With a quick
movement the sharper drew thrco cards
from under the table. They were two
aces and a king. Ho now hold four acos.
"I'll raise Iho blind fifty cents , "ho said.
At this liis confederate dropped out ,
leaving one to fight for the pot ,
Blake was determined to see fair play ,
so under the pretense of going to the b.ir
ho got near enough to whisper to tlio vic
tim of the sharper , but quick as tha
movement was it was seen.
"D you ! Do you moan to toll my
hand ? " exclaimed tlio gambler in a rago.
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"f mean lo see fair piny , " answered
Hlaki > , coolly.
At this the sharper turned white with ! j |
rage and made a rush foiward as if to
stiiko his informer. Hut at a look from
his confederate ho subdued his anger and
quickly drew from his pocket a largo
poeketbook and took out n card on which
was written , "Robert J. St. Clair , " and
handing it to Blake said :
"Sir , I have been grossly insulted by
you in the presence of these gentlemen !
1 therefore demand your unqualified
apology or you'll take the consequences. "
"And the consequences ? " said Blake.
"Is n. duel , provided you are not a
coward. "
Things wore gelling intorcslincr. Everyone
ono looked al the two mon eagerly.
"I m at your service. " said Blako. his
eves Hashing , but his voice under conn ol.
" 1'rav name the place nnd hour. I will
bo there. "
"The place is of little importance tome
mo , " Iho gambler replied. "There is an
open space in the woods half-way be
tween hero and C . 1 think wo will
be undisturbed I hero. The hour is B a.
in. 1 believe I have the choice of weapons.
I will ohoo e pistols. "
"Very well , " answered Blake. "Illiink
wo can settle this dispute in a very short
time. " Then the sharper said something
in a low voice to liis companion and
strode fiom the room.
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A month had passed. It Imd been a
very sorry montli to young Blake. On
the morning foljowing the night of Ilia
ndventure at Ihe inn at .S , tlio gambler
found Iijinfeu face to f \vilh his de
. At llio M'oril 'Tirol'r
nouncer. I wo re-
pofts rang out.
rt'hon liio sihoko lifted and left the
duelists to view tlio sharper was scon
lying on his face , shot through the cliost.
Blake had bcon struck in the shoulder
by the bullet of his victim , but with Iho
assistance of his second ho reached his
carriage and was driven to tlio village ,
where he gave himself into tlio hands of
justice. As .soon as his wound was healed
sullleioutly ho was placed on trial for
murder.
The evidence was against him. The
last day of the Irjal jirnvml. The cosq
was to. ( jo given to tlio jury who would
f > enl ins fate. Blake had boon brought
into the court room and was quietly
awailing his sonlouco.
The Judge called the court to order.
Suddenly a bustle WHS heard in the back
of the room , and a man rushed up lo tlio
lawyer of the defendant and , whispering
n few words , handed him a largo Foaled
envelope. The lawyer quickly tnoko the
seal and read aloud to the jury Ihe fol
lowing :
"I do hereby make fu confession on
my deathbed of a crime for which no
man must bo punished. On the night of
January 18,1881 , a murder wa.s committed
nt S , the victim n woman. Tlio mur
derer has never boon found , nor will ho
over be , for by the time this is read ho
will bo dead killed by the hand of Fred-
crick Blake in an honorable duel on the
morning of January 21 , 1881. I had no
accomplice in the crime of January 18 ,
therefore Jot no ono Miller.
"J conloss this before God. ,
T J. Sr. Ci.Aiit. "
As this name was pronounced a visible
shudder was seen to run tluougli the
court room. St. Clair was known as ono
of the greatest villains of his tinm
Blake was ncqultled of the chargo"
against him and liberally congratulated
on ridding the world of one of her meanest -
est crimii als
The day after the trial a messenger
arrived at C , whither Blake had 150110
the night before. Ho inquired for Blake
and delivered into his hands a paekuge.
It contained a check for $1,000 , the
amount of the reward ,
Blalcc did not see exactly how ho had
earned tliu money , but it came in very
nicely iii huilding up a constitution some
what impoverished in the comity jail.
186 feet on 24lh si. , corner Douglas ,
$23,260 , ,
44 feet on 24th , near Farnam , $6,000 , ,
Lot on Dodge , corner 26tn , 60x148 ,
$3,600 $ , ,
tot on Dbfg ) , 50-foet front , corner ,
$3,000 ,
48 foot on ieth street , near Dodge , " !
$1,600 , ,
6-acre lots In Farcam Park , $126
per acre. Easy term ? ,
Stock of clothing and furaisliiag -
gcods in good location for sale or ex
change for Omaha real estate.
SchlesingcrBros ,
1O18 FABNAM
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