Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1886)
THE OMAHA. DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , AUGUST 22. ISSG.-TAVTSLYE PAGES.
HIE SALT WELL SITUATION ,
Yfork Accomplished By the Contractors and
, the State Board's Pojition.
A LITTLE INNOCENT KILLED.
A Pnsscnccr Trnin Mangles n Child
Near MIITonl Another .lob Kor
tlic I'.alhvny Commission
Other Llnoolti News.
IrnoM Ttir. nurs MSroi.snntEin.1
, Thu salt well business is proving to bo
n big elephant for the pnrtic who Itavo
the contract for sinking it , and" Ihu en
tire present month is being used up hi
work that has become oxpocled. The
veil caved at a depth of 1,000 feel , \rlicro
H was cuppocd solid rock would abound ,
rendering casing unnecessary. Meanwhile -
while , now nnd heavier machinery lias
bad to be shipped in from the cast , and
the second 1,000 feet cannot we.ll be com
menced upon before the 1st of the month.
Thu contractors , however , nro men of
business reliability and under bonds for
the completion of the work , and they say
it will be finished , no matter how expen
sive. Meanwhile , the Western Salt asso
ciation , that wants a loasc on thu basin ,
and that has stated their belief that they
could make salt at a prolit with the pres
ent strength of brine found , arc waiting
for results , although there arc evidences
ntloat that the company or its agents are
not regarding the board of lands nud
buildings witli the greatest possible favor.
Hut tlio board will not spend $50hi ( ) ) of
tlie slate funds in experimenting witli
dykes , ditches and basins with brine that
is just one-half the test that is standard
at salt worjcs. The true position of at-
fairs is in no way represented in tlie
editorials in tlie State Journal which ,
true to the instincts of that organ , is
ready to assist in a job if ono can be
found. There arc a great many people
in Lincoln who do not understand the"
state of alfairs , and the impression that
is set afloat by interested parties that the
board of lands and buildings is standing
in the way of a great industry , and t he
large inveslmcnt of money at Lincoln , i s
n false impression and one that any busi
ness man who will take the pains to un
derstand the position of the board would
BO designate it. 1 lie bill pas > cd for tlie de
velopment of the salt interests of the state
contemplates tlie expenditure of . > 0,000
if necessary to develop the work , but it
docs not contemplate the expenditure in
experiments with a low grade of brine
in attempts by solar evaporation , to
make it come up to marketable tests.
The board , if guaranteed the cost of
nulling in cxperimenlal work , have ex
pressed a willingness to make the con
tract , but the interested parties arc not
ready to stand behind the board in case
thu experimint proves a failure.
CHILD KILLED IIV THE OAKS.
Yesterday , as the 15. & M , pa-sengcr
train was coining over tlie Columbus
branch , in rounding a sharp curve this
Bide of Milford a jiltlo child was dis
covered on thu track between the rails.
In an instant the engineer applied the
nir brake , but to stop was impossible ,
nnd the engine struck , tlie child , man-
cling it badly and in a half hour it was
ucad. Tlie" passengers shared in the
oxcitemr.nl at the time , and the parents
of the child , wlioso names are Porter , and
whose homo was near Ihu track at the
place of the accident , were frantic witli
grief. All thai could lie done wallic
work of the most willing hands. The
parents with their child were brought lo
Lincoln on thu train , the child dying on
the road. They returned to their home
later in the day. No blame is attached to
the train men , the passengers saymgthat
the sharp curve rendered ii impossible
for tlie engineer to sec any distance
STATE HOUSE ITE.M-- '
, / -.J-"u . , , ay commission are in receipt
ol H letter from a farmer in tiago county
who asks ! ? 18 of tlio railway company in
exchange for hogs run over bv the cars
nud murdered in cold blood. 1'he letter
recites that tlio company have paid no
attention to demands for payment and
the matter is put in the hands of the com-
mission. By the time that body has ex
pended a week of the high-priced secre
taries' time in llie matter , it is hoped the
payment will bo collected.
Thomas Scrvcle , who has just returned
from his California trip , has deposited
with the war relics at the cabinet in tlio
fccrctary of states' ollicn , a relic of in-
tcresl , it being a piece of wood from the
first tort built by Sutler in the Sacra
mento valley in 1841.
Judge Samuel Maxwell , of the supreme
court , was in Lincoln yeslerdav consult
ing legal volumes in the state library in
Ciises awaiting decisions.
(5eo. P. Wintcrstein , deputy secretary
Gl state , is home from thn Norfolk reuif-
fen bron/.ed like a veteran of the sixlius.
CIS which he is ono.
CANDIDATES ABOUT TOWN.
Church Howe. Mill tarries in Lincoln
firing holes in tlm bottom of Weaver's
ship of slate and a republican , far re
moved from the factional forces of iho
two men , expresses it as his opinion that
Chun h's auger was striking a good
many nails that Weaver hail driven
vrhoru tlioy would do the most good.
Loandcr Uerrani , of the gubernatorial
race course , came down from Columbus
yesterday , and Captain Hill , of Beatrice ,
a candidate for secretary of state , was
yesterday a passenger homeward.
CITY miKvmr. * .
Dnteelivo Pond returned from fiales-
burg. 111. , yo.sio.rday , where ho has been
firmed with n requisition for tlio
return of one Charles Maul. This
is the man who has Deen shad
owed as the possible murderer of
Kiehorn. who was found dead near this
city anil who , it was generally believed ,
committed suicide. Tlio governor of
fered a reward of ? 000 for the arrest of
the murderer and this Is the first stop
taken toward ferreting out the mystery.
The man is now in the county juil'uwaft-
At tlio fair grounds yesterday work
was commenced on the building of the
immense refrigerator that will have a
house built around it and in which the
dairy products nnd exhibits \\-ill bo kept.
To the exhibitors In this cja. s of products -
ducts tlds accommodation for thym will
S. 11. H. Clark and E. L. Reed , the
former of Omaha and the lattnr from the
legendary town of Weeping Wati r , were
in Lincoln yesterday on Missouri Pacilio
II ( Srossliams. Sutton ; A. W. Miller ,
Wauoo ; 1) . K. Welch , Graf Ion. nud J. A.
Vandorburg , Frliwd , wcr Ncbraskans
in Lincoln yesterday.
EOOIAL nossir ov TIIK WHEK.
Ono of ihn largest intended of the
numerous and muchly advurii cd church
sociable. * was held Vvcdncsdav evening
at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. 1-Mdy on R
nnd Twenty-fourth streets , in the inter
ests of tlio Methodist church. The hand
some grounds were brightly illuminated ,
the lawn was the parlor , pantry aim
kitchen comuinttd , and four hundred peo-
jilo wore fed and there yet remained sev
eral well tilled baskets of provisions.
The miracle was not in the number that
was fed , but in tlie amount that was oaten
by the guests and the nuuibor of young
men wno expedited bourd bills was very
Wednesday evoninsr , nt 1010 J strcot ,
Dr. il.,1. Winnutt was united in mar
riage to Mtss Ora Shepanl. Rev. S. 1) .
Badger'of Rautoul. Ill. performing the
curcir 'ivin the. presence ot a select
- num > < r of fneids of the. contracting
ir.lt . > FAUN AM ST
ir.MlFAHNAM ST n I l.MliFAKNAM ST
IMfl FAUX AM ST lulliFARNA.M ST
1510FARNAM ST r.lli FARNAM ST
K.lli FAUNAMST IMOrARNAM ST
1M9 FAUXAM ST i rl' ' FAUNAMST
151II FAUNAMST MB1JIFAUNAM ST
HID FAUNAMST m FAUNAM ST
l" 1ARNAM ST
DON'T FORGET THE NUMBER ,
Ten Doors West of tlie Southwest Cor. of Farnam and 15th Sts. , is
We have the largest list of bargains in the city and some of the choicest , property for sale
now in the market. "We are agents for lots in almost every addition to Omaha , chief among
Which has just been placed 011 the market by the owner , with ns as sole agents , lots on north
29th street , only a mile-and-a-half from the postomce. The lots are east and west front and
overlook the city. Very easy terms.
Has just been placed on the market , and a lot in this beautiful addition is a safe investment.
It is located on Leavenwort st. , and adjoins Hanscom Place. We will give you the easiest
Is located within a mile-and-a-half of the postomce , just south of Mayne's 2d add. Lots range
in price from $90 and upwards. Very easy terms. We are sole agents.
The best known addition in the city. It is being rapidly built UID by a fine class of people. We
have choice lots at from $550 to $750 on very easy terms. We will build you a house on
The finest and nearest acre property on sale , to be closed out at once.
Don't forget the name and number ,
. . . .
ia.a.w.jife' iLjK. i > = wsir 'iSri !
ir.10 FARNAM ST l'.i FARNAM ST
151 ! ) FARNAM ST 151U FAR NAM ST
151H FARNAM ST J151S ) FARNAM ST
1519 FARNAM ST 111 ! ) FARNAM ST
151 ! ) FARNAM ST 151 ! ) FARNAM ST
1519 FARNAM ST 151 ! FAUNAMST
1519 FAUN AM ST ir.ltt FARNAM ST
151 ! ) FARNAM ST 1519 FARNAM ST
1510 FARNAM ST 1510 FARNAM ST
parties. The bride ia the accomplished '
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 15. K Shop-
hard , and Dr. Winnett is one of Iho comparatively -
paratively now cilizeus of J-ineoln who
lias already laid Ihe foundation 9f a suc
cessful business in the city of his choos
ing. The couple were ttio recipients of
numerous handsome presents , as well as
voluminous congratulntionsjt'offl friends.
_ A very ' " t musical programme
was rendered at tlie rooms of Lyon &
Hcaly Wednesday evening by Prof.
Saxby , Mr. Mallory , Mr. Hagcnow. Mrs.
Parks , Mrs. Ee.ebo and Miss Uartrufl. and
to those fortunate enough lo bu in attend
ance , the cnte.rtaiument was a surprise ,
as well as all that could bo askcci. The
programme had among its numbers
some very choice selections , both vocal
and instrumental , all of which were en
titled to especial mention. It is under
stood that a liku entertainment wul be
arranged again for an early day.
The winter mouths carnival in the
line of progressive euchre wa ? opened
\N ednosday evening , and like its partner ,
the bivalve of Iho It-months , it appeared
as an introductory that early in the sea
son. The party was given by Miss
Frost at the residence of Mr. aud Mrs.
Swan , and oy those fortunnte as guests
of the evening , it is reported as delight
ful. The usual royal and booby prizes
added jscst and energy to the entertain
The Homo for the Friendless hold its
pound party on Friday evening , and
aside from the lanre number in attend
ance , many pounds of coed things worn
contributed to the homo by those who
find it imposbiblo lo attend. The mana
gers at home made the evening pass very
pleasantly for all present , and iho occa
sion to all was a gratifying succosa.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Kdwards wore
agnsoably surprised one evening tlio past
week by the appearance at their home
of the members of one of the mission
bands of the M. E. church , who brought
their luncheons with them , aud who in
tno course of tlio evening presented to
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards valuable gifts tis
eoiiveuirs of the ornnt.
E. J-l. Whitmorc , of Itoyd's opera house
Omaha , was combining business with n
visit lo friends at the stale capital yester
'John L. McConnell has returned from
n month visit with his fatuity at Idaho
Springs , Uolo. The family remain there
for eovcral weeks yet.
Mrs T. Maryland visited nt her former
homo , Platismouth. the past week , where
slni has many old-time Iricnds and ac
Miss Jennie McKay is a guest this week
with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ware.
Mr. amlMrs. Jacob North are enjoying
a visit from their daughter , Mrs. ,1. W.
Paddcford , of Danville. 111.
J. P. Walton and family have gone
eastward for n visit at Chicago and other
points in that immediate vicinity.
Sam Cox , the Lincoln correspondent of
the Omaha Herald , Is recuperating In the
mountains of Colorado and rounding up
stock on ono of his Colorado cattle
ranches. Sam may not bo exactly a cut
tle king , bul ho has start enough thatwny
to bo a crown prince.
Mrs. Jennie F. Holmes , of Tccumseh ,
was in Lincoln tlio past week , n delegate
to the ftatu prohibition convention that
met in this citv.
MM. (1. E. Van Every , of Plattsmouth ,
was visiting relatives and friends in Lin
coln the past week , her former homo.
Mrs. Dr. Hoover is enjoying n vis't '
the present week from Mrs. J. S. Glover
and daughter , \7atorloo , la. , relatives
of Mrs. Hoover.
A. C. Cass Is one of the Colorado
tourists who rr.tnrucul from t no weal the
last week happy and invigorated.
The Plutcs of llaruoy Valley , Nov. , and
thereabouts an ; fcajting on ducks anil
jjeeso. All they require lo secure a
wugou load of those fowls is a stout stick
of convenient length. The young birds
are found down near tlio swamps in vast
numburs , and the Indians wade through
the tulcs , slaying all they can carry away
in a short tinio.
Wnshburu's b-\t Hour , $3 per cwt. at
THE WORK OF THE COWBOY
The Plains-Beaming Cattle Why Fences
are Not Wanted.
j.iie trlfiincof Cattle in a Snowstorm
Methods of aiarfclnB Hard
Work for the Cowboys.
FORT LAUA.MIE , August 14 , Cowboys
are talked about in the newspapers as
often as sea-serpents , and with about as
much accuracy. The real cowbov if he
is not quite so romantic an object as the
cowboy of fiction , is certainly a more
useful member of society. Few p oplc
in the cast seem to know what a cowboy's
work really is.
Catllo roam freely all over the prairie
states which make up the cow country.
There are a great many largo ranches
tinder fence , but these are , after all ,
only as specks on the grcal open sea of
rolling grass. Each slock owner marks
Ins cattle by branding them , and also by
clipping their cars in various shapes and
cutting what are known as "wattles , " on
their dew laps. All of these combina
tions are registered by the state stock as
sociations , just as the federal government
registers irado marks ; so that , if you Pec
n steer witli three horseshoes side by side
branucdon his left shoulder , and the loft
car cropped , and the right ear sharpened
you have only to look in the brand book
to wo that ho belongs , say , to the Anglo-
American Land and Callle company.
These caltle have all to be gathered by
their owners every summer in order that
the steers ready for the market may be
selected and driven to the nearest rail
way for shipment to Chicago , and that
the spring calves may be marked before
they are old enough to leave their
mothers and thus bo left without means
of idcutilication. Whan one loams that
the winter storms somitlttot drift cuttlo
hundreds of miles from t'.io home range ,
it seems as if it would be impossible for
the owners to recover them. And so it
would if it were not for the system of
"rounding up , " or co-operation among
the owners in collecting their ] stock.
Every owner of any importance belongs
to the stoou association of tlio state. If
ho does not , ho has to keep Ins cattle
fenced , and this is not only a great ex
pense to him for a fence requires con
stant watching and repair but it is also
n positive source of loss unless ho sup
plements his pnsluro system by tlio
stall-foeding system , whicti lias not yet
been found prolitablo. For in the snow
storms tlio cattle will keep drifting in the
direction of the btonn , in order not to
have the driving snow in their faces , and
if they are stopped by the barbed wire
on the leeward side of the pa turo , they
will stay right there , often until the young
stock and weaker among the cows < < ie
from hunger and exposure. Where they
nre not fonccd they will keep on drifting
till they find shelter in some canon or
under the leo of a hill , and manage to
live on what grass they can get through
Each stale is divided inlo "round-up"
sections. In each of these sections there
will bo perhaps soniH ten or twenty "out-
tjls. " The foreman of one of these out-
lits is appointed general foreman of his
round-up by the sleek association , aud
the foremen and riders ot the other out-
tits in that section have to < : b y hi * or
ders during tlio general round-up , which
is conducted under the regulations of the
stock association , Each of the outlils in
the section scuds a wagon and ait their
riders , sometimes only six or seven in
number , aud sometimes in largo outhls
as many as twenty , to the round-up.
The wagons carry the "bucks' " beds
and the provision * lor the expedition ,
and each wagon hts with it tlio boss of
theoutlit , a cook , and two horeo herders ,
called the "day wrangler "and the "night
wrangler. " These two min have to look
after the "bunch" f cow ponies , of
which each riiur ( has a "siring" of from
half a dozen U > ! a dozen. These ponies
arc ridden in rotation , and those not in
liso are herded'by tlio wranglers near the
wagon while they rest nnd graze. The
round-up tjio | lo
Cpimtri OO' Yihsou ill its section , and in
the 6o ur&c o'f general round-up every
acre of land in ino whole great expanse
of the co\v country is searched and the
calllc arc gathered from it.
The round-up worxs along the
streams , and the wagons always camp on
the bank of a creek. Early in tlio morn
ing sometimes , wlien the day's work is a
heavy one. long before daylight all the
riders , perhaps'lOO or 150 men , gather at
the round-up boss's wagon. He slarls
along Ihe creek with his hllle army , and
at intervals sends off little "mobs" of
half n dozen men , who spread out to the
right and left of the creek. At the end
of the morning's "circle ridings" these
riders all meet at a designated spot on
the crock called the "round.up ground , "
some live or ten miles from where they
started. To the round-up ground they
drive all of the catlle they have gath
ered , and here the horse wranglers , who
hnvo driven the ponies to the round-up
ground , are waiting for the boys to take
As soon as all the men have como in
from "circle , " and changed horses , tlio
work of "cutting" the cattle , or dividing
them according to the marks on them ,
begins. There are. perhaps -0,000 cattle
in all. 1 hese the foreman orders roughly
divided into perhaps half a dozen
bunches. Then each bunch is taken
charge of by the boss and riders of ono
of the outfils. The men disnosc them
selves in a circle around the bunch , and
tlio boss then rides slowly into the surg
ing mass of affrighted cattle. 'A hen ho
sees a cow with ono of the brands belong
ing to his outfit on her he looks to see
whether she lias a caif with her. If she
has not he leaves her for Ihe presonl , but
if she lias ho rides slowly toward
her , and as she pushes her way through
the other catlle he keeps close nt her
heels , and always between her and the
centre of the bunch , until she reaches its
outer edge. Her instinct is to try to hide
from him among tlio other catilo , and
when she finds herself on llic outside she
makes a desperate effort to dodge past
him into the centre 9f the bunch. Hut
his active , clever little horse turns and
twists about with far moro than the
dexterity of a polo pony , and when she
finally recognizes that it is hopeless to
make any further stugglo she makes a
break away from Ihe bunch , lier calf
with her. As soon ns she is fairly clear
of the bunch the boss rides back into it
and loaves her n.nd < her calf to ono of the
riders posted on thp outside , who adroitly
slips in behind'her and runs her off about
n hundred yards to where a man is posted
to "hold the cut , " or take charge of Ihn
calllo sent out to him by llic boys. When
Iho next cow apd calf are cut out thai
cow sees tlio , lir&t one anil runs to her
with the cow'instinct of uniting when
alarmed. ASSOOH-HS half a dozen of
them are collected in the cut they are
quite easy to. hold , nnd so tlio work
proceeds until all of the cows witli calves
belonging to ttiaf out-Ill arc out of
the bunch. Tliun aho "representatives"
ride into tlio bunch. These
representativesof whom each wagon on
tlio round up usual)1 ] has two or throe ,
are riders sent from various outfils in
adjacent round up sections to drive
homo such of their cattle as have strayed
off their own section during thu winter.
The representatives throw their stock
right into the cut with the outfits and
then the cut is moved on lo the next
bunch nnd that worked in the same way ,
while another outfit taku charge of tlie
bunch just left. . When all tno outlils
have cut their cows and calves they work
the bundles a second time for tin * dry
slock bulls , steers , heifers , and dry
calves. The object of making two jubs
of it is to diminish tlio chance of any
boss running off with calves not his.
At the end of the morning's work all
of the cattle are in the various outfits'
cuts , except those which arc on the
range of their owners , that is to say , in
immediate vicinity of their ranches. The
various cuts are then thrown into one
largo herd , which is called the ' 'general
cavvy , " and the stock left in the bunches
are driven off toward where the round-up
worked the day before , so that they may ,
n&psnju be u-nvl ' '
ou ie round-jro'
ijues inlo camp for dinner. The
"cavvy" is left in charge of two or three
men according to its size , wiio are do-
tailed by the general foreman to herd
them for that day. They remain on
duty , with a brief relief to co into camp
and cat. until nightfall.
After dinner the wagons moved on a lit
tle further along the crceK , and the
work of the morning is repealed , but not
so much ground covered , ns it is usually
2 or 1) ) o'clock in the afternoon before the
1'irsl round up is completed. The afternoon -
noon round up ground is where llic
wagons are going to camp for the night.
Meanwhile the men on herd drive the
cavvy on to this last campground , and
wiico the cuts from tlie second round up
are thrown into the herd tlie day's work
is ovei. At nightfall these herders arc
replaced by the first relief , who bed the
cattle rtown by crowding them together
and riding slowly around them , until , as
it grows darker , llm wearied herd lies
down for the night. These men are
"on" until 10 o'clock , when thfc second
relief take tlio herd until midnight ; the
third relief takes it until 3 o'clock , and
the last relief until the men on tlie cavvy'
for the following day relieve them.
Jn this way the wurk goes on until the
herd becomes too cumbrous to drive from
camp to camp , and then it is split up ,
and men from each outfit are detailed to
drive its slock to the home rango. At
the end of tlio general round-up , which
lasts live or six weeks , each owner has his
cattle in his own range , and then tlio
outfits arc once more each under the or
ders of its own boss. Then each outfit
rides over its own range , rounding up
the stock and branding the calves. As
soon as this is done the first "beef gath
erer" begins , and when tlio outfit lias
the homo for thi.s
roundcd-up range pur
pose and driven Ihe beef to tlio railway
there are a few days of rcsl for men.
Then come later and closer shipments of
boot , it nil in December the last work of
tlio season , when the bulls are col
lected and put in a pasture , whore they
are kept until late in the following sum
mer. After the bulls are pastured thu
cowbovs are thrown out of employment
until May , except such of thorn as are re
tained to watch tlm pastures and take
care of various ranches ,
EGGS FULL OF WHISKY.
A Ttoston Grocer's Device to Kvadc
ttm Maine LmwR.
Boston Ulobo : Very distinct trails of
the frorpeni that bitcth like an adder have
been observed in Maine , Rliodo Island
and other taates where prohibitory laws
are supposed to bo in force , and the DCO-
plo who believe In no rum except for
medicinal and mechanical purpose * have
wondered how the bad ttuff came there ,
when so many paid oliicials are on hand
to prevent it. In Maine it is a criminal
offense to sell anything harder than soda
water , yet drunken men are scon on the
fitrcels of the larger towns every day , and
the local judges are kept busy in fining
people for being inlox icated. The same
results are noticed in Rliodo Island , only
to a larger degree. All these symptoms
load a philosophical mind to ask :
"Where do they got their liquor ? The
boots , cats , Mages , and express com
panies arc all watched , nnd oycrything
husnicions is overhauled and inojK'otcd
daily. Whuro docs the liquor como
It comes from many sources. Them
are many holes in the legal nkimmer.and
every ono leaks a little. In iho h'rt place ,
a grout deal of liquor , especially boor nnd
al , is shipped in barrels to grocers and
marked "lUirmudii Ouions , " or "Cincin
nati Hams , " or something of the kii'il.
Then there are plenty of roasters that
como to BoMon loaded with lumber aud j
go back lo Maine with a good , supply of
warming fluids stored away in fcly nlaee ;
nnd delivered to those that want it in
boats that land on the nver baiiKs at i-e !
side of lonely woodland roads , nud turn
l > .y i tountcr-niovoTjy
' men who waul iheir toddy , ami in spite
of heavy lines and imprisonment , of con
stitutional amendments and moral sua-
j sion , the man who > vants his morning
cocktail can get it in any state in the
union , provided he wauls it bad enough-
I There is a little back ofiico on Congress
street , near Franklin street , thai looks
very much like a small grocery store ,
kepi by a ncal old maid. On the counler
is a pair of scales , a show case , brown
paper , thread , and all the fixtures of a
, country store. On the shelves against
, the wall are tin boxes full of tea and jars
and bottles innumerable. In front of the
| counter on tlie I'.oor ' is a largo wooden
I egg case capable of holding forty-nine
dozens when full , while near by is a
small pasteboard box , partitioned off into
twelve compartments , in every one of
1 which lies n big egg , white aim clean as
chalk. In fact they are EO very white
that a man would at once suspect them
of being nest eggs , such as unskilled pul
lets use for patterns when they begin to
| "There arc some there , " said the pro
prietor , pointing to the box , " that lire as
t'roih as any in the city. I'll warrant
thomuvery time. "
"How much are Ihoy H dozen ? "
"Ono dollar. Don'l be in a hurry , "
continued the proprietor , with a Himlc.
"Just take one of these and try it , and if
you say you over saw such eggs before
I'll buy you a dozen at any market in
Hoston. " Saying this lie took up an
egg , loosened the wax that adhered to
the small end , drew oiil a plug , inserted
n straw , pushed il over the counter , and
' Now she's al ! ready. Suck away. "
The artist complied , and instead of
tasting egg , ho found his tongue assailed
by first-class sherry. Thu ugs was no
egg at all , but just a glars shall filled
with wino and stopped up.
"It is one of my idoas1 ' remarked the
grocer. "I got it up to soil in Maiuo and
other places where such stuff is forbid
den. The eggs hold two-thirds of a gill ,
or two-thirds of n common whiskey
glass ; go , you see , ono will furnish a good
square drink to any mun who isn't a hog.
"Tho eggs are made of common gl s.
At first 1 pul on comcntod cloth , but that
leaked , and I hud to plug the hole with
wood and cover it with white was. That
"As yet I have filled them with but
three kinds of liquor whiskey , sherry ,
and clarot. but 1 am going to make some
brandy eggs soon. 1 sell my eggs for a $1
a do/.en , and Ihny rolail for iittccn emits
e.ueh , though I shall hnvc to asl ; n little
moro for thr c. that have brandy. 1
studied up the idea about H month ago ,
nnd have r.pplied for a patonl on it ,
which I think I shall get. "
"How many have you soldi1"
"Oli , I haven't pushed them much on
account of not gutting ghus rggs fast
enough. I have sold 200 or uOQ dozen in
Maine , and have about as many more
ready lo ship. As for Rhod Island , I
huvc.n't tried that marknt any to speak
of. I find my eggs sell very well right
hero. People want them as curiosities.
If a man is on a train ho can juit
reach down into his grlpenc ! . , take
out nn og * ' in his hniulkorcniof , put in his
straw , ami pull away without aUrncting
notice. Uruinmcrs who have used my
egg nay it is much bettor limn to drink
out of a bottlo. It don't draw any atten
'An Unl'ulllng limned- ,
lira ndretII'F Pills euro dyspepsia , or ind
gostion , headache , pain in the shoulders ,
coughs , tightness of the chest , dizziness ,
sour stomach , bad ta > tu in the mouth ,
billions attacks , pilpitalion of the ( mart ,
inllamation of tiio lungs. Pain in the
region of the kidneys , and a hundred
otlmr painful symptoms are the offspring
of dy pu ] iu. Ono or two pills every
u iglit for a wcekuro sufuVieut.
Mr J-.cf.t ) Hugel , Dayton , O , sny.s ho
wo-ild not bo without bl JaeobVi Oil.
AN HISTORIC DIAMOND. ' 1
The Wonderful Discovery of a Cincinnati
A Ocin of ( Jrcnt Vnlnp round lja
Lnltornr In nn Oluo Hlvcr Howl-
Uci Iletlcvcd to bo ttio Ft-
inous I'lRcntt Dlninoiid.
Cincinnati Enquirer : The 3d dn.v of
August Charles Russell , a young How ,
worked nt Ihe bowlder-crushing maehlno
on Me I'd rial ul strcot , between lilm and
Plum. It was his duty Hint day , for lie
litul taken tlio plnco of a man who was
Rick , to remove tlio crushed bowlders , so
nj > not to interfere with the work of the
machine , and shovel these that spilled
Into tIIP wagons. The work wns new to
hltn , but ho gave it tils undivided atten
tion. Toward o'clock iti the afternoon
he was noticed , or rather afterward , when
lliclr nttontiou was called to it , some of
his fullow workmen remembered hi *
picking up a piece of one of tlu > crushed
bowlders and putting it quietly away in
his pantaloons pocket.
"I'll keep Hint to remember the job
by , " ho naively observed to Pal O'llrien ,
ono of the nidi who stood near him. The
following day Russell did not corao to
work , and another mn'i was soon found
to take ills place. In a few weeks he was
forgotten , nnd it is douLilful if any ot Ills
fellow-workmen , or the boss oven , could
have recalled the man or hi > > name.
The day following , which was the -Illi ,
a man , evidently a laborer , but who was
neatly dressed , presented himself at a
well-known jewelry .store on Fourth
Mrect , and , unking for the proprietor ,
said : " 1 have a peculiar stone which 1
would like to know the value of a * well
a.H what It is. " "Let mo sec it. " Unroll
ing a red hiimlnna handkerchief , whieh
was tied in t-everal knots , and taking out
a buck > kin bat ; , llm man laid a good-sized
stone on the counter , which sparkled nnd
gllitoniid and shed its rays in all direO'
"You arc a fortunate man , " said tlio
jeweler. "That stone is worth $ li5,000 !
to $150,000. it weighs 82j carats. What
are you going to dowithitr" " 1 shall
Mill it , " replied the man. The stone was
handed back , and an Knquircr man who
chanced to be in the store , and knowing
the jeweler well , ventured to remark as
tlie man went out : "Where could that
follow Lave got such a valuable stonuv
Could ho have .stolen it * " " 1 ought to
have called the patrol. However , it's 110
all'air of mine. He paid me $3 for my
trouble , and I don't know as it a my busi
ness to play detective on mv customers. "
To a reporter Russell utturwnrd said
"Well , 1 didn't steal it. I can tell you ,
although 1 know it looks ijimur for the
likes of mo to bn having so vrluablo a
stone. The fact is , the more 1 think of it
myself the queerer 1 think it is. Homo
up to my loom tmd I'll tell you all
about it. "
He led the way up a couple of flights of
rickety back-stairs and opened the door
of a small room , containing a plain boil ,
one chair and a table , seated himself
upon the edge of the bi-d nnd gave the
reporter the cliair. "Whom did ! get the
stone , you want to know * Well , 1 worked
for tlio Uowldor company on McFarland
strcot the 5id ot August , and as 1 was
watching the big whee1 crush the bowl
ders 1 unpied something sinning.
"I picked it up and lound tliu diamond
fastened into the middln pfli \ $ | , ioivlil" '
j bluck it
0 , UUU ) Bringing
it home , picked it out by the aid of a
hammer and awJ , and took it to the jew
eler , as you saw mo. "
"Uut , Charlie , that will make you rich. "
"I know it , and 1 inuuu to dispose of it ,
buy me a little place , and settle down for
the rest of my days. "
THE JIVSTKHY SOLVEIK
In the fall of 180G the celebrated Aaron
Hurr , ex-vice-president of the United
States , having killed Alexander Hamilton
in a duel , paid a visit to ISlcmicrhaaseli's
Island , containing 170 acres , -iiid located
at the mouth of the Little Kauawhn The
head of the house was absent at thu tune ,
but Mr. Burr was royally entertained by
Mrs. F.leunerhassott , a highly accom
plishcd lady , who afterward wrote a
glowiug account of the distinguished
visit. He was accompanied on tins occa
sion by a Mrs. Clark , as recorded by
Judge Safibrd in his life of the unfortu
Uurr , in a letter to Thoodosla Burr ( Mrs
A.ihton ) , who was lost at sea in Charles
ton ( S. 0. ) harbor on a voyage to go to
her father in Now York , spunks ol this
visit to Airs. 131e.nnnrhassott , and say
"One of those unfortunate occurrences
happened as we were leaving llio inland
that 1 deeply regret. Lueliii , who accom
panied mo , as we wore f-mbarkirg from
the island , dropped a valuable diamond
Site was much all'ecled at I he loss , for. in
addition to its value , she had obtained it
in Cairo , Kgypt , but uudor what circum
stances she didn't toll me.1' This Luol.a
was Mrs. Clurk , and on tracing up her
ancestry H was ascertained that slio was
born in Cairo , Egypt. Her inntlicr was a
very liand.iomn JMiglif.h lady : htr father
was unknown. There- was considerable
scandal and talk at the time that the
mother was the mistress ot tint Pasha of
lJ'pt. . The daughter had been limily
educated in Pans and London , but losing
her mother came to America just after
the revolution , and married a young man
named James Clark ,
lut ! what lias nil this to do with the
diamond found by a workman on tlio
McFarland street crushing machine ?
Simply this : Any one vermeil in diamond
Joro , or in the history of precious gcuin ,
knows that toward tlin close of thu lust
century the celebrated Piggott diamond
was sold to the Pasha of Kgypt for the
sum of $150,000. Us weight was 82J
caiats. Latu in the last century thu diamond
mend was sold at lottery lor the sum of
$150.000. It was afterward bought by
Uundull & Hndgo for fcao.000 , nnd by
thorn Fold to the PaMia. All thin can l > o
learned by a rcforcnce IP "Kiiwmioi on
Diamonds , ' * jiagoBI , nn < l the authoraddti
that the present possessor of thcdiaraoad
Now , what moro jiknly a thine tliau
that thu Pasha should prc.snnt hU English
lovu with this treasure , after thu lavish
manner of unUcni | iotuntatcsor perhaps
bhe appropriated it herself ? Wnon thu
daughter wont to Kuropo to bo educated
tlio mother , probably fenling- certainly
hoping that ono diy : she would return to
her native Jnnil , nnd , at any rata , wishing
to secure her daughter beyond any pur-
iidvonturo , gnvn her the c.clobratc.d din-
mond. Thu dmightor would surely bu
safe and secure from want , and in the
event of her mother joining her the wile
of HID precious * Mono would certainly
keep thom in comfort for the rest of their
days. The diamond was lost in 1BOG , but
how could it isavo becoum imbedded an
the centre of a bowlder ?
Jnst AVhat Von Want.
When you have an attack of colic ,
cholera morbus or diarrhoea , you want
tlio pain reliovd at onc-H , Chamhcrl'iiii'a
Colic , Cfiolnra and Dhirrhonn Remedy
gives imtnediato nilief. It is safe nrd
pleasant to take , only 9A cents a bottlo.
JVo riiccrialnty ,
There is no uncertainly about the
oftVct ot Chamberlain's Colic , Cholera
and Diarrhoea llumudy. No OMU need
to snfl'or a single liour if the. * ' will lake
one or two doses of it.
I'urfy your blood , umo up the Fv-stcm ,
and rf 'ulato tl'n digo-.Uvc organs bv
t-'n ' iloud s SarsupariHa , J > uS by ail
Powered by Open ONI