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THE O3IAHA DAILY BEE : OCTOBER 24 , E PAGES.
AMOJiG THE WHS ASDYAGS \ ,
An. Anglo-Dcggtiel Greeting "To thft
THE FIKEMAN BREAKS THE NEWS
Kcmarknblo Docs ntul OlJiciClininc
t rs Development of Ititslncsi
Ability Jlcan Men anil
21 1 > n tiers , Ktc. , 1C to.
rtfltH , Mm * Oi liiimlo't Hrfocc.
Bdiith Kflfislnnton's lustre is waning.
TiuvWi iitimiistpr fun's ettnia slide ;
Thu. < tnr of llio llattonh''rn's settlnsf ,
xTlio I'atnHlltc eomot uinws pale ,
the Crawford Dllkc scnmlal's forgotten ,
The law oomt sensations arc nil ;
Society iioi-ds a new Ionic1 ,
.So come aluns , Hulfulo Hill.
\\Vvo worslilpoil our Irvine nnd Tciry.
To the HlnliM our drnrVil on 1ms rushed ,
( Ircek tram-dy's llulshoit Us Ilickor.
And the .Shelley society's eiiHlud.
The pntlornl plnvorsaiucoiuhluit
Their lunpn all wintvion from a chill ;
Tlii'te Is nothlni : toclnsh with the hooking
For 'he ' show of big Huirnlo Hill.
Wo Itcnrtlint the cowboys nre wonders ,
And do what no inmtn rider dare ,
Ho wherever the pilch Is in London
Iti wild hotsos will ilrnir us there.
O. fniioy the scone of excitement !
O , fntiry flvu nnres of thrill ,
TliernwhoyH nnd Injuns ami horses ,
Anil the beautiful Hnlmlo Hill I
Tlioy s.iy lie's a dnrllnu , n hero ,
A truly imunlllccntinnii ,
With hair Hint falls over his shoulders ,
And a face Hint's a picture to Mini ;
A ml then bo's so slrom : anil so daring ,
Vet Kt'iillo nnd nice with U still-
Only lancy If nil Iho yntiiiK Indies
( ! o uuibhed upon Hnll'nlo Hill !
Tim world Is p wr a-lsnmo desert ,
The life th.it wo live is a bore ;
The check of the npple Is rosy ,
Hut the canker-worm hides in the core.
Our hearts have u void that is nchint :
That void , then , O , hasten to till
WIUi vour iiiiistnm ; and Injnnsnndcowboys
Anil yourself. O , swoct Hulfalo HUH
A Very lleninrknlilo
A solemn man rncenlly entered a res
taurant , followed by his do < , seated him
self and called for a bill of fare. It was
( riven him.
"WhuL would you like to have , sir ? "
asked UK ; waiter , Hipping the table with
The dog meanwhile had climbed upon
a chair un the other side of the table and
was gravely regarding his master.
"Well , said the solemn man , retlect-
ivoJy. "K'tnme ' some oxtail soup. "
"liininu1 the same , " said the dog.
The waiter's face assumed the color of
cold boiled veul.
"Cup o1 coflee and plenty of milk , "
wenton the solemn man.
' Gimme me the same , " said the dog.
Tlio waiter shuddered and turning fled
for the Ic't 'lien.
A man with a siiiut ( | at an adjoining
table was miieli interested in the scene.
Ho had observed it closely and finally
spoke to the solemn man.
"It must be a fearful lot o' work to
teach that , dog to talk , mister. "
"It was , " said the solemn man.
"I should think so"snid the dog.
"What 'mi you take for him now ? " said
the man witli a smiint.
"Wouldn't sell dim " said the solemn
"You'd better not , " said the dog.
The nuiu with a squint was iniiah im
pressed. Ho began making wild oilers ,
and when lie reached $200 the solemn
"Well. " said lie , "I can't refuse that. I
linte to part witli him , but you can have
"He'll bo sorry for it , " said the dog.
The man with tlie siiuitH drew a check
for tlio amount , which he gave to the sol
emn man. The man was 'about leaving
when the dog cried again :
"Never mind , I'll get even. I'll never
speak again. "
He never did.
The gentleman with the squint was
vrniirlutor of a show.
Tlie solemn man was a professional
Ho Wnn the Identical Indivlilunl.
Travelers' Magazine : It was on the
Maine Central road , between Augusta and
lituifior. A well-dressed gentleman came
into the smoker and asked :
"Is there a gentleman from Hanger in
this ear ? "
"Chestnut ! " yelled a young man wlio
wan engaged in a game of poker , dollai
"Sir " said the well-dressed
* , - gentleman ,
"I simply asked a civil question , and I
hopud for a civil answer. "
* ' 'Civil nothing ! " said the poker player ,
"If , I'd said 1 wis : from Hanger , then
you'd have said , 'Kindly oblige mo with
the loan of your corkscrew,1 and then
everybody would have laughed. That
racket is bald-headed and 'moth-eaten
down here try it on some other rond. "
"Sir , you do mo an injustice , I simply
wished to know if the secretary of the
llangor Young Metis' Christian Associa
tion is in town at the present time. "
"I'll take it all back accept my apolo
gles and this bottle. I'm the secretary
of tlio Hanger Y. M. C. A. , very much at
your service. Sit down till I scoop in this
jack-pot , and I'll see what I can do fet
you , "
tlio Stnroli Out of nil Orator.
1 Now Orleans 1'icayuno : George Shod
'dim , was once addressing a meeting in
Now Orleans to denounce William Pit I
Kellogg. Ho made a long and powerful
speech and wound it up with a peroration
of singularly vivid force. I can't recall
Ids words , but hero is the .substance of
them : "If every drop of water that
flo\vs through the mighty Mississippi
from itn icy source in the far northwest
weiro turned into golden coin and the
whole vast flood were emptied at my
feet , I would not consent to stand in the
ehoos of William Pitt Kellogg , If every
gram of shining sand along the shore
could be transformed into a glittering
diamond as largo as a walnut and iu
pure as air , and tlio whole boundless
wealth thus represented couhl bo easl
down in one great mountain before mo ,
< I would not take the bribe to change
places with William Pitt Kellogg , "
Just hero a man standing right in fronl
of the platform called out , "You are ti
Unr. . George ! You'd weaken. "
The meeting adjourned.
Ortliograllcul null Ortliooplcal.
JJixdm CollIff ,
i There wns a yotuii ; man In Bordeaux
I'topobccl to a plrl who gala nciuix ;
Now nil day she sl hs ,
With tears in her eyes ,
Kcpcntant for serving film scaur.
A girl In a moment of pique
UAYO her lover a slnn nn the chiquo ;
Not n word did ho say ,
But be loft her that day ,
Ant ) didn't go back fox a wlque.
A itlrl who hnd plenty of beaux ,
A flirt , as we well may snppc.iux ,
Met a lover one ul 'lit ,
Who kissed her on sl ht ,
And kissed her right square on tlio neaux.
Tlioy Hnil Their Mouths Together.
"I" declare , " said Holle , sweetly , "An
your thoughts run exactly in tint
eou with mine. I had those very word ;
"Yeth , aim i saw him nut 'em there
lee ; for I was behind the sofa befon
W n\ma came in , when ho held his moiitl
to you rn , " said Httlu Johnny , cmphat !
ealfy , _
He Thought It Cheapest to Blurry tu
l ; "Wcll.Jounlo
I < 'ii.1 r ir..rry , wbcrc then Will jot r
us < . : > r li\ > - ' *
"With U3 , dear. "
. "And In ra. < J I . hpnld iriarry your
raoth'-r , whrre wouUIJybu lire- ? "
"With iny tincli' , ' wis Hie Indignant
"Wfll , then , as it would be chnnpcr to
take the old 0111:111 : , 1 reckon I'd butter
Dovi'lrml.ig Uunfiipsq Tnlent.
Chicago Humbler : Tinjui.ior partner
in onii of tlm most important comml iott
linns liau son. age eight , who i. the
pride of his father's heart. Hut never-
tlioless lie believes in giving him an occa
sional lecture. Lat Sunday morning ho
talked to him on extravagance.
"You ipend too much money for a boy
of your age. Tom , " Ho said , "and i"ore-
over , ymf FCPiu to have no idea ot the
principles of money-gi'ttinsr. I ; .liould
like to see some evidence of business abil
ity. Now run out ami buy me a morn
ing paper. "
Iu about fen minutes I lie lad returned.
"Well , diil you cut the papery" asked
"Oh. yes. "
"Then give it tiiiun. "
"No. I thiiiK I'll keep it. "
"What.1' cried the father in astonish
ment ; "what do yon mennV"
"I think it Is ti good investment , " re
turned tlie boy , i-nlmly. "I think the
price is going up. "
"You young sojimp , bore s a dime.
Now givime tin * paper , "
"No ; I don't believe I'll take a dime.
I've got a corner on tlie newspaper
market of this house , and I propose to
force tlio price up to a quarter before I
unload. I guess 1 know a good 'dear
when 1 see it. "
"My boy,1'snid the proud father , as he
lished a quarter out of his pocket , " 1
was mistaken about your having no busi
ness ability. You come down to the
ollli'ii tomorrow and I'll take you over
and introduce you to Mr. Armour. He'll
give you a partnership , I know "
A Tu'illulu l-'nnlUHj' .
27ir I tamper.
A woman stood nt the pardon pate.
( hlii ! , ' lu'V lorthediMniit smeaa'uu sail ! )
Sine hey tor thodou Hint hurried by
With a kettle tied to Ids tail.
My coed ninn skurrlcil adown the road.
( .Sin- ' hey for the joyous drinking tmtit ! )
And niter thu ochre cur he sped j
With many n yiewsome shout.
"Now , why this haste , good neighbor ? ' ' she
"Why after the doi' of the umber tint'.1"
Hut waking , the echoes with a yell , liesped
h the twilight's gleam ami glint.
A s'liiiB-fnceil lait looked over the fence.
( Sinn hey where the ulrdllngs siiiK and
chirp ! )
"Why hitia'hest , good motheiV" " 1 huich , "
biikl she ,
"To sue you ecru imrp. "
A smile then smiled ( hi ; f-niu.-fnccd lad.
( Sing IncK-a-ilny for the sunset roil ! )
"Then humh no more , itood gossip , because
The kettle Is your'n , " he said.
fTno poetry offer 'Jruwnlii ! ; ; the man after
the doa ; the woman lifter the boy. ]
AVI1I Stick to Ton.
Detroit Free 1'ress : A Detroltcr who
lately returned from a trip to the far
west was asked it lie saw any gri//.ly
bears vliilo rambling about.
"GrtexlioB ? On , certainly. I killed
live of them myself. "
On another occasion lie gave the num
ber at seven and again at nine , and yes
terday some of his friends went to him
and said :
"Ot course , wo don't want to seem cau
tious , out wo want to ask about those
trri//iies. Tlie different statements made
are working to your iajury , and we "
"Well , what would be a fair number ? "
"Why , we want tlie truth , of course. "
"Oh , if that's the ease put it down at
ten , and I'll make a memorandum so as
to stick to it. Yes , gentlemen , I kllli'H
ten gnz/.lios , and several got away to die
iu their duns. "
Tlie Champion Menu Man.
There is not a meaner man in Austin
than Hostetter McGinnis. He is ten
years older than Miss Esmcralda 'Long-
collin , to whom he has been paying his
addresses , but he luis been continually
raising her hopes only to dash them to
McGinnis "Miss Ksmeralda , jestina ;
aside , your many good qualities of heart
and baud have caused me to entertain
for you feelings of the most profound
sympathy. I have only one wish in re
gard to your future welfare , but I regret
that the desire of my heart can never be
"Ksmeralda "Ami what is that futile
desire. Hosteller ? " she said , lovingly.
McGinnis "It b Unity on had a daugh
ter. I would certainly make her m\
How a YOHJIJJ Fireman nrnkc It
Gently to an JSiigincer'a AVIfe.
Drake's Mag.i/.ino : Young fireman
( after Knocking at llie door of engineer's
house , nervously ) "Are you the wid 1
mean , are you '
Engineer's wife ( savagely ) "Am I
"Are you Jim "
"No , I'm not Jim "
"I mean Mr. Jim Urannigaii's wife ? "
"Well , what if I nm ? Haven't you a
tongue in your head ? "
"Yes'm ' but I didn't hanker after sucli
"Out with it I Do you think there's ne
end to a body's patience ? Why didn't
Jim come himself ? "
"Ho couldn't , ma'am that is but tin
last word Jim spoke , ma'am , ho says '
" 'The last word Jim '
spoke ? ( uppot
register and still ascending. ) lie's gone
and got smashed and sent a lool like you
up here to tell me , has lie ? "
"IJul , ma'am " ( dropping a box
wrapped in n paper , tlion.Vilh great
trepidation , picking it up again ) .
"I'll bet you've got Jim iu that cigar-
box , or what pieces there is left of him ;
he always said he'd bo brought home in n
cigar-box some day , the galoot ! "
"Hut , ma'am "
"Don't 'but' mo , you goatl"
( Desperately ) "Really and truly , it
"Now , don't Ho to mo ! Give mo thn
box 1 can toll , if there's a piece of him
left as big as a jack-knife. "
( Seizing box and tearing it open )
"Well , if this ain't enough to try the pa-
tlenco of a meeting house full of saints !
Two of Jim's dirty shirts ! Wants 'cm
washed , I suppose ! Just like Jim to fool
with his wife's feelings this way and
them's $3,000 insurance on his life if
there's a cent ! Why didn't you speak
out and not make a muss of it ! "
"You didn't give mo a chance , ma'am
( retreating ) . Hut Jim's lust words was.
as ho left for a week oil' with his chum ;
'Tell the old woman,1 saya lie ( still re
treating ) , 'not to wash one of them but
tons olVor I'll ' "
"Oh. ho will , will ho ? "
Iu the impromptu race between an
angry woman armed witli a mop and n
young fireman armed witli fear , tlio latter
came oil' winner by a length ,
A Queer Combination ,
II' / . fflteaidon.
What a queer combination of cheek and per
Insolent , iirlde , gab. Inipudenre , vanity ,
Jealousy , hate , scorn , baseness , inb.inlty ,
Honor , truth , wisdom , virtue , iirlmm < -
Is that whimsical i' ' " ' '
. . .u fathom the depths of his Innnti
1 0-day lie's nil trayetv , to-morrow all Kravlty ,
iorblowlngliisown horn ho has n immensity
hveu under clouds of singular density ,
Oh , mystical clay-bank , called man.
Ho can bo the source of bcastlv brutality ,
Ho modest nnd meek , or Induke in hilarity
Don airs and graces ol saintly totality ,
Or equal tlio devil Iu darlm ? r scallty ,
This curious enigma called man.
AN ENTERPRISING TRIO , I
'Contributions to tlio Sunday Be from Olam
Belle , Omar Jojncst DAml 0. Oroly.
GOSSIP ABOUT THE PRESIDENT ,
The Kail Fashion * VeiMlirt * of Si.\
Ilcanllfiil Afjfrc-isr * * us to He alt-
tifiil Men A Wall
Street Wreck ,
Clara Hcllj'rt Con t Him t Ion.
NiYor.K : , Oct. ' , ' ( ) . ICorrespondoiiPO
of the Hr.i : . ] A sMm , erect , graceful girl
of twenty , with a special beauty thit :
woult satisfy u sculptor by its porfivt
regularity of features , tut artist by its
delicacy of coloringuml nit ordinary
observer by its complete loveliness ,
walked past me in Hroadway thU morn
ing. Shu had tin * sort of personality that
will boar something of exaggeration ul
costuming without producing a vulgar
eHeet. There are won.cn , you know ,
who can't wear the smallest chocks for
fear of londnes. " , while others can turn
their surfaces into chessboards without
ollense. This maiden was of the latter
typo , and so lier ulster of broad t-qtmres
in brown and black was becoming , and
the Taut O' Shunter eap stuuk on lior sorrel
rel hair askew was a delight. 1 tlon't
s-ay that she was singular in her
attractiveness. Hroadway is full
of feminine beauty and bur
equal could liavo been found on the
next block or two , no doubt Hut she
was Miss Tillie Martin , who is to bo an
admired figure in the white house this
-ouson , unioss 1 miss my guess. She is
the daughter of Ir llcnr > J. Martin , aNew
Now York physician and a nieoc of
.lames Fttlgnto , the I'ntorson iron manu
facturer , with whoso wife she spent a
portion of last summer at Saranuc , in the
Adirondack * ) , There she became well
acquainted with the bride of I'n'sidout
Cleveland , and they got to be very
chummy after a school girl fashion. The
unshot is tin invitation to Tilllo to stay a
month or longer in Washington a guest
of Mrs. Cleveland. If she ( Iocs not eclipse
nearly everybody else in capital bi'lledom
then account mo no prophet. Shu is lay
ing in a wardrobe that won't hinder her
progress , I'll bo bound ; and her fresh
beauty will conquer a tremendous vogue.
Another tliinir that I know beforehand
about the Washington season is that
President Cleveland is going to bo neater
and nicer in his own attire at the state
receptions. 1 mean no disrespect to his
excellency when 1 say that he is naturally
and by habit a slouchy sort of man.
Bachelorhood , prolonged abnormally , is
bound to nitiku a fellow cureless us to
dress ; and when a quadruple chin and
seventy inches of girth bust measure ob
scure nis view of his vest buttons , he
can't easily know whether they are faster
or loose. "You ought to have seen young
JMr.s. Cleveland finishing her hus
band's toilet , " said a "woman who
saw them tit Saranac. "One afternoon
lie lounged into the parlor , after the nap
that he invariably took. His hair was
rumpled , Ids necktie askew and one but
ton of his coat was inserted in the button
hole next below , lie was u picture of
don'tcarcatlveness. His pretty wife way
laid him at the entrance. With one gen
tle but rapid hand she smoothed his hair ,
while witli the other she straightened his
necktie. Instantly a twist of the lingers
readjusted the buttoning of his coat ,
flecked some lint otV his arm and gave a
twiht to his moustache. It was tlfo deft
work of about thirteen seconds , but how
radically improving. The president was
transformed from a slouch to a state of
neatness. Therefore , Mr. Cleveland will
be touched up by his wife this winter in
Washington , and vastly to his better
ment as an object for social contempla
Is unlitncss in dress a peculiarity ol
American women ? Arc the women ol
other nations as sensible to the incon-
gruons as arc ours ? These questions were
suggested by tiic scene in a basement
room of outs of the huge stores in thu
city. 1 here were hundreds of women
passing in and out and strolling from one
counter to another , and among them
were worn some of the handsomest streol
toilettes I over saw. Often was the eye
almost blinded by the sparkling of jot in
the electric light , and satins , velvets
plushes of all colors formed a moving
kaleidoscope. The department was otu
for housekeeping goods , and some ol
those gorgeously arrayed women
wee selecting chopping bowls , carv
ing knives , tin pans , tire sliov-
els , etc. The climax was reached
when , through an opening in tin
throng I saw a young woman whost
toilette was largely made up of white
watered silk anil la < : o , poising a black-
bottomed kettle with a daintily gloved
hand ! Her costume would have answered
for an elegant reception , perhaps oho In
tended going to one after purchasing : i
preserving Kettle tosondliomotoHridgel ,
Or , was it Bridget herself sent on this er
rand masquerading in her mistress's bcsl
suit ? I tried to see the features more
closely , but the passing train hid liet
from view and my question lias novel
been satisfactorily answered. 1 hope it
Handsome women are subjects for criti
cal judgment , esnecially when they ap
pear on the stage , but did it ever be. lit
to you that these professional beauties
might have views of masculine beauty as
they see itfiom their side of the fool-
lights ? On thinklngof it , yesterday , 1 at
once set out in a hansom to do unit of
interviewing. My first call was on Fanny
Davenport , and 1 put the question
pluniply to her : "Who is the handsom
est man you have over seen in one of
your audiences ? " "Ned Price1 she
promptly r-splied. "But ho is your hus
band ? " "To bo Hiiro , but that doesn't
alter the fact. " Mr. Price is a well built
chap , aged thirty-seven , 1 should guess ,
and his face is indeed very bright ami
admirable. In attire ho is something of u
beaux. Next. I went to Madam Mod-
joska with my query. She too was in
clined to vow supreme admiration to her
husband , but I told her that I had
taken that kind of a reply once
and for all. Then she said : "Well , the
handsomest auditor I can remember
was Mr. Nicholas Smith , the husband of
one of Horace Greoloy's daughters. He
used logo to the theatre a good deal ,
and usually sat in a box , whore ho was
conspicuous to mo of course. He was u
big , lion-like man with a positively beau
tiful yet manly face. Yes , I think Mr.
Smith is the handsomest man I ever saw
across the footlights. Finally 1 visited
in turn the four British beauties who
have come across the brine to us. The
first of them was Lord Lonsdalo's Violet
Cameron. Do yon restrict your question
to ttio gentlemen whom I have acted to
in America ? Well , than , I fancy that I
can't tell you his namebut I can describe
him to yon. He sat the other night near
the front of the orchestra , where I had a
good view of him. Ho was tall , and just
portly enough to be impressive ; he was
somewhere nigh thirty ; Ids fv -
stron"1' ' ' " vrcre
-r-wv vul nr' w' ' ' ' ' "lack * luur , ami a
match ic-ssly brunette complexion ; his
toilet was absolutely faultless. Perhaps
you can identify him. " I could , easily.
Ho was Aurolitis Sharp , and very
fashionable in Fifth avenue , thougli
scarcely in a society way , for he conducts
a tailoring establishment. Wilson Bar
rett's principal actress , Miss Kastlako ,
gave the pram of her highest ad mi ration
to Lester Wallaek. I tried to shake bet
verdict by iniDcachlug it with the charge
that , as he was a theatrical manager , and
was advantageously exhibited , to lier iu u
priv.itn Los lilt sl.o dicLrol that sic
riuUnd it ju.'uL.lb Wiilhu-k is now
whJto-lmirod , and Ins fieo is that of a
vt-U'ran , but hi lia r is TO bewltchingly
distinguished , and ho retains . o much of
the beauty that made him an idol a quar
ter of a century ago. that I could readily
justify Mi s Kustlake's decision. May
Fortesquo had iu mind u man who had
sal three rows from the front , on the pre
vious evening. Ho was a strawberry
blonde , but she did not know his name ,
and I couldn't place him.
It was 7 o'clock when I alighted
at the residence of Mrs. hangtry. A
crowd was around the idaon-and tliat Is
the case every day about the time she
start * to the theatre. A free show of the
famous beauty , thougli limited to her
skurry from door to carriage , seems to
repay waiting for. She laughed at my
iiuo-iiioii , and then meditated awhile , as
though marshalling ti long hue of hand
some men pa l the eyes ot her memory.
"The most beaut fill m.ui I recall f nun
ail mv audiences in America , or. indeed ,
an\ where else , bears the unpoctie name
of Smith. 1 believe. Describe him ? Yes ;
he had a face at enc masculine and
beautiful nut brown mus'aeho ' , curled
just enough nose slightly Human , but
symmetrical soft brown eyes , a model
head , a kindly expression , and about
thirty-live. His name was not exactly
Smitli , though , but Schmidt F.dwin P.
Schmidt noted as the handsomest man
in Wall street. I am told that he made
half a million in Southern Pacific along
with Yillard , and has lost it all in other
gambles ; but linauce is beyond my field ,
and 1 am sure lie is nowhere near bank
ruptcy in beauty. CI.AUA Hr.t.i.r. .
Niw : YORK , O.H. SI. [ Correspondence
of the Biii : . ] Tli-j cheapest municipal
nlection campaign in this city within lif-
teen years cost ! ? ' ' 5OCO , and the dearest
$100,00 ! ) . Thesis figures represent , bo it
understood , the outlay on behalf of the
city and county ticket by a party , and
has nothing to do with congressmen , as
semblymen or aldermen. The town is
divided into 81'2 election districts , so that
the number of voters at any one point is
small. The safeguards of the law tire so
many , and the supervision of the polls so
thorough by the rival interests , that act
ual fraud in the taking and counting of
ballots is very rare. 'I his army ot watch
ers on election day is a heavy
expense. Tim aggregate vote is
about two hundred thousand , and
it costs $1,030 to merely mail a set of
ballots to each voter. The maintenance
of general headquarters is chargeable to
the party fund , and MI are certain in
cidental outlays , but the. orators.bauners ,
fireworks and oilier excitements belong
ing to out-door meetings are customarily
provided by separate political clubs , can
didatcs and interests. What are regarded
as honest expenditures are here consid
ered. The direct purchase of votes is a
matter ot speculation , and is by no means
so common as in some rural districts.
When done at till it is practiced in parts
of the town where personal character is
The biggest assessment , ever paid to a
party by a candidate wasitakuii by John
Kelly , lor Tammany , fronn John Hcilly ,
the present registrar , and it was 3r 0,00 ( > .
The o Hi co was then worthiabraut as much
as that annually for two. years in fees ,
but lias since been reduced to a salary.
The usual price has been $ ' 2i,030. The
county clerkship was assessed' ' the same ,
and the shrievalty SriO.OiX ) . .But some of
the canvassers have been : vastly extrav
agant. to the participinU ) through out
puts of money beyond tlio'rugulnr ' con
tribution to the party fund. It is com
puted that Mayor Grace spent $100,000 in
his last campaign , and not many dollars
were wasted , for he conducted ids own
political bureau , and would . not let the
strikers fool him much. PI Henry Dugro
ottered to Tammany $100,000 for the
mayoralty nomination which has boon
given to Abram S. Hewitt , bnt'tlio lead
ers did not think he could 'be elected in
dependently , and so went into a fusion
with the rest of the democracy. Dugro
is very ricli and ambitious.
Koswoll P. Flower would have spout
as much as that if the labor party had
nominated him instead of ( ieorgo. He
donated 30,000 to the Cleveland fund
and iB-'S.OOO to the election of Hill as gov
ernor. Ho spent $ oOOJO to bjat Willie
Astor for congress.
In the present remarkable struggle for
the mayoralty , Theodore Hooscvelt and
Abram S. Hewitt are wealthy , and yet
the campaign will not cost them- wonder
fully. Hewitt's assessment is only
$10,000 , and it is doubted if he will spend
an equal sum individually. Itoosevelt
has paid in a like amount to his party
treasury. Hewitt's election is deemed
certain and Koosevelt's hopeless. Hence
there is no call for money in lug quanti
ties. The bulk of the campaign funds
will bo gotten from the candidates for
the lower but more remunerative
offices. With Hewitt and Koosovclt
the nominations sought the men.
But if Henry George's chances should
become promisitig.throughthe adherence
of Irving Hall , or by means of that fealty
which the trades unions have promised
to him , then Hewitt could bo reasonably
expected to thrust his hand deep into his
\vell-iilled wallet. In th'i case of George ,
reliance is placed on the unionists to do
gratis the work which regular political
parties have to pay for , ami tlio compara
tively small necessary expenses are mot
by assessments on the unions Ho pays
the bills of bis own activity in siumniug
the other forms ot electioneering. Prob
ably bo will thus gel rid of $1.000.
Should lie he ducted , not the least of the
wonders of it will lie that it was done
without a fat fund , O.MAU JAMKS.
Hiilncil liy Falne 1'roplicclcH.
NEW YOUK , Oct. 20. [ Correspondence
of the BIB. : ] The bull movement , now
under way in Wall street , discredits some
of the theories of prices to which opera
tors formerly pinned their faith. Samuel
Banner , the Ohio farmer , whoso book
forecasting prices , published 1875 , at
tracted widcspead attention , because ho
really predicted the raise and fall of iron
and stocks up to 1BS1 , has naturally been
quite an authority among certain opera
tors. Last spring , however , lie pub
lished two communications , " , iu which lie
put forth certain forecasts which have not
been verified by the courseiof the market
this fall. He was correct in anticipating
a largo crop of cereals , especially wheat ,
and unusually low prices tnritbcm. But
he also gave ft as his judgment ! that there
would un little domain ! foniron ; and that
securities of all kinds v would sell
oil' . In these forcshadbwings ho
but repeated what ti.idl already
been published in his r' prophecies ' '
wherein ho laid down what ho calls his
"law of periodicity. " Iu fjiis generaliza
tion , panics are due in periods of time
varying from eighteen toi twenty-one
years. These financial .ctUustrophies
are preceded by a wiM ihilution. Ac
cording to lienner's data ; tUo year of
highest prices 111113' not coma until 1888.
and a p-inic is due in 1880 , But ' 60 ami
' 8 ? should , if this theory was correct , be
distinguished by depression of tnv.in '
low Jirioon f < > i > - - ' " . , null
_ . . . / . DUIOKS nnu " "OH.
Those f wlio are in a position to know ,
suy that Henry N. Smith's fortune waa
duo to his profound belief in "Banner's
Prophecies. " When the tide turned
from higher to lower prices , iu tlio
autumn of 163T , the fenders of the street
were bears , who had made largo for
tunes by selling stock short for the pre
vious t'areo years. Among them were
Charles Woorischoflor , William M.
Travis , Addison Carmaok , Henry N.
Smith and others of lesser note. Even
Jay Gould and Deacon S. V.
White failed to realize the significance of
the absorption of tUu West Shore road by
Of tliose wlio have favored the NEBRASKA CLOTHING- COMPANY ? ; '
with their patronage is that they have the utmost confidence in receiving -
ceiving greatest value for their money , both in fit and workmanship.1' '
Our aim from the time we made a place for ourselves among you has
been not alone to insure the continuance of each customer , but also to (
secure a vast circle of their associates , and that only can be done by
giving more goods for less money than any other dealer. To give you
an illustration of how money can be saved : When you buy their men's
all wool cassimere business suit for $6 , which would cost you at least
$9 anywhere else , you save $3. For the $3 left you can buy other usje-
ful articles. For instance : '
2 scarlet all wool men's undershirts at 50c. - $1.00
2 " " " drawers at 50c. - - - - - -a , 1.00
2 fancy dress shirts with collars and cuffs at 35c - 70
2 pairs all wool men's heavy half hose at 15c - .80
Extra saved the suit $3.00
goods on - - - - - - -
During this week they make the following notable offerings : 125
men's chinchilla pea jackets , worth $6 , for $4 ; 150 nice chinchilla , pea
jackets and vests , $9 , for $6.90 ; 75 men's all wool MeltDn overcoats ,
worth $11 , for $7.50 ; 100 men's all worsted dress overcoats in black
and brown , worth $12 , for $7.75 ; 130 dozen white unlaundried shirts
30c each , worth double the money. And all goods marked in plain
figures at strictly one price at
Cor. Douglas and 14th sts. , Omaha.
the New York Central. That wns the
turning point in tiie liarmoiming of the
various elements in tlie railroau world.
Smith was convinced that the advance in
prices was all a mistake , and that the
bubble must collapse. lie made no
secret to Ids friends , so it is said , that
this theory of the situation was derived
' ' " which , having
from 'Heiiuer's Prophecies ,
from ' ' 81 could not
ing been right 75 to ,
be wrong in'85 and'83. His audacious
selling of the market when prices were
rushing up eventually ruined him , as
well as Heath & Co. , his brothers.
There is , however , another theory of
prices which gains a good deal of ac
ceptance jn Mew York financial circles.
And this is that every four years marks
the change from a bull to a bear market ,
nnd vice versa. Prices , for instance ,
steadily declined from tlio fall of
187i ! to the spring of 18io. The partial
remoneli/ution of silver marked the
beginning of an era of enhancing values.
This developed into tlie "boom , " which
did not end until tiie summer of 1831.
Then ciuuo four years of depression and
constantly lowering of values , which
culminated in tlio summer of 1835. Since
that lime there lias been a certain , though
somewhat intermittent advance , which
should continue until 133 ! ) , the year oddly
enough designated by Henner for tliu
periodical catastrophe , such us that of
W , ' 57 and ' 78.
The belief is universal here that a gen
eral bull movement is under way , winch
is curtain to last for this crop year , at
least. The great increase in stock deal
ings for one thing tells the stnrv. With
prices from 15 to 20 per cent liiglier than
they were some time since , the transac
tions have quadrupled. Then , ns in all
periods of stock speculations , one group
of securities after another is taken hold
of and advanced lo higher quotations.
The Yanderhilts led the upward march
iu the summer of 18S5 ; tliucoulers , under
the head of Heading , have been the bull
insninition this fall ; the grangers have
hat ) their dn.y and will have it again ; and
presently even the corn roads will bo
There am Iwo factors in tlio situalion
which tlio bulls conlidontly expect will
help to stimulate the activity of the
market and bring about higher and still
higher quotations. One is the addition
to tlie currency , through Iho issue of
small silver certificates. The 87,000.000
of mint silver dollars in the treasury
will bo mobilized and added to the cur
rency In active circulation. Under the
law"tlio vo'ume ' of greenbacks cannot bo
contractedand hence the one and two dollar
lar notes retired , must bo issued in larger
denominations. The period of wildest
speculation in England was ill 188.'iwhen
tlie government authorized llio issue of
one pound uolcs. As silver issues are
gorging all tliu channels of retail trade ,
wo 'must expect a period of extreme busi
ness activity , wliioli will first show in tlio
exchanges , and will finally spread to all
the marts of trade. Securities will first
go up , then merchandise will lie in de
mand and finally land and labor will
partake of tlio general enhancement of
The other influence will bo the beller
limes in Ihe world at largo. All accounts
ngreo that the trade outlook in Europe is
better than it has been for years. This
lias been attributed to tlie prospect Unit
silver mav be unhabitable ns a money
metal. This will advance prices , more
especially in those articles which enter
into international commerce. The most
sagacious people in tlie street believe that
a change Ims taken place in the tr.ido of
Iho world , and Unit grain and cotton ,
food and clothing of all Kinds will bo in
demand , and at advancing prices.
DAVID ( ! . Citoi.v.
They All Get Promoted.
Merchant Traveler : "How are you ,
Hilly ? " said one of the profession to a
brother actor whom ho had just met in
New York. "I haven't seen you since
last season. Hy tlio way , how did you
got along with that company ? "
"First rate. Got promoted before we
bad been out four months.
"Indeed ! That was verv fortunate.
"Oh , that's nothing. Jvetirfy all the
members of the company got promoted , "
"In what way ? "
"Why , most of us started out in minor
parts , but wo were all walking Indies n" > i
gentlemen before w " t IIL"ft.v.'V" * !
h - ° °
us lfflWSi - ' rlifo. "
A Mnn of Ills Word.
Pittsburg Dispatch : "See here , Mr.
Jones , when are you going to pay mo
that bill ? " , ,
"Lot mo see , what was it for ?
"For that suit of clothcsyou'ro wearing
"All , to bo sure. And I got them about
"About six mouths ago. "
"And I told you I'd owe for the amount
for a time ? "
"Yes. sir. "
"Woll , sir , I'm keeping myword ,
ain't 1 ? " . '
A CAREER OF ROMANCE.
The Kvoiitful IjU'o of n Kcntuckiaii
Who WAN Twlci ; Married to the
The death of Gabo Tale last night
brings to mind tlie romantic career of his
life , says a Henderson , Ky. , telegram lo
llie Cilolic-Deiiioeral. Tale was born
and raised iu this county. His father was
one of the prosperous planters of ante
bellum days. ' 1 he large tract of land
ho owned was in Walnut bottom , in the
most productive part of this section. Hu
had a large number of slaves , and , bolter
still , a large bank account. Gabe had
grown iu an ntmospherc of luxury until
luxuries were common. He had been ac
customed to having his own way and to
have every want supplied. When his
father died the estate was divided between
him nnd hissisor ; , Mrs. Dr. J. A. Harding ,
who had gone to the home of her hus
band , in JelVi'.rson county , now a part of
Louisville , Ky. There he met Miss
Annie Shotwell , the daughter of Col. A.
L. Shotwell , a man who was ricli in a
do/.eii diU'cront ways. His steam inter
est was only second to his landed estate ,
and Ills commission merchant business
but barely outslriuped his milling rights.
The vast coal fields of Union coiintv.now
owned by Hrowu & Jones , the Pittsburg
coal kings , were his individually. At
that time , in 1803 , there wore only two
co-il mines operated on the Ohio river
below Pillsburg , the one at Caiinelltpn.
Ind. . and tlie Shotwell mines iu Union
county. So exhaus lcss is the supply of
coal , and so superior the quality , lhata
railroad lias been completed to the mines
from this city. Fabulous fortunes have
been made from the fleets of coal sent
south trom these mines. It is been by
this what oriental grandeur was in the
reach of Gabe Tale and Miss Shotwoll
with their fortunes when united by mar
riage at tlie residence of Colonel Shol-
well in Louisville. After marriage Mr.
and Mrs. Tale went lo the Shotwell
mines , where the products of a thousand
miners supplied their wants. For some
years they lived at tiie mines and nil
went well. Two or more children blessed
their union. Mr. Tnte left ids home , and
to this date Hie public do not know the
cause. Surmises were plentiful , but no
knowledge of the cause was over had. It
was known that his estate was gone , but
that was of small importance , for his
wife was rich.
Some time after Mr. Tale left homo
Mr.s. Tale procured n divorce , and shortly
afterward married Sam Churchill , a ,
prosperous planter , who had lived near
Ihe mines , and with whom slut was ac
quainted during her married life alt llie
mines. In tliu meantime Andrew Tate ,
an old bachelor uncle , hail died and left
his vnst Chtnto to Gabo Tale and his sis-
ler. Hugh Tale , another bachelor uncle ,
soon died mid added his fortune to that
of his brother Andrew for the benefit of
Ills nephew and niece. Not long after
that Miss Nnncy Tate died , and left her
increased fortune from her own rght
and undivided interests in the cblalcs of
her Iwo hroliion ? , Andrew and Hugh , lo
Gabe Tate and his sister. These changes
covered a period of nearly ten
years. .Notwithstanding the tact that
considerable advertising had been done ,
nothing could no heard of Gabe Tale ,
and ho was supposed to be dead. At last
lie was heard from at Cairo , III. , and
found. Arriving home he found himself
a rich man again. He wrote to Ids wife
to send tlio children to Him at Evansvllle ,
Ind. , as ho wanted to see them. .She met
him there with tlio children. Shortly
afterward , n divorce was procured fioin
Sam Churchill , the second husband , and
speedily following that divorce was the
marriage of Gabo Tale lo the same
woman who had procured adlvorco from
him years before.
Since then they have lived here most of
the time , a handsome suburban homo
lining theirs , Mr , Tate has led a dissi
pated life since I first know him , but was
an enemy only lo himself. He lias been
tlie golden goose for more than ono
sharp. In Iiis atlluenceliu was generous
to extravagance , and hundreds ot poor
devils owe a night of comfort and a good
meal to the plentiful purse of Gabo Talc.
For two or more years ho has been failing
rapidly , and on li"- ' - ' " '
nl * ! < ' ' ' . . . 4I IIU JI\T UIUU
Vf 1T rcsnicncfl of his sister ,
* t > f , Harding , who lives now
in Union county , and within five miles of
Shotwell's mines , where Ids early mar
ried life was passed , His body is now
lying at Ids residence in this city , and
will bo interred in Fcrnwood cemetery
to-morrow at l ) o'clock a. m. Mrs. 'I ate
nnd her children are hero. One , to see
the lady in her quiet demeanor , would
never suppose that her life was so event
ful , She does not appear to bo over
thirty years of iige , until you see her
grown daughter by her side. She is R
small woman 61 the pearl style , being
neither blonde nor bninctto ,
A lli\vlllureil ! ifuronr. '
Texas oaii cluini the cluimpionbhip for
the most precocious child. Tim Kennedy ,
jr. , the infant son of an Austin jjentlo
man , asks the most perplexingquestions ,
although he is only a little over two years
"At what o'clock , papa , was I born ? "
asked this infant phenomenon.
"About 1 o'clock in the afternoon , my
"Why , pa , that's not possible. You arc
always down to.vn at tint hour of the
The bewildered parent did not reply ,
bul made ui | his mind to enter the bo.y lit
the university of Texas as soon a 'tho
History of "Innocuous DcHiinluil . "
New York Situ : "Grovor , " said the
mistress of Ihe while house , interrupting
her liege lord at his desk , "are you really
the author of that now famous phrase ,
'innocuous desunlit'le ? ' "
"Why do you ask , my dear ? " answered
the president , smilingly looking up from
his work. .
"Hucause , " replied his wife , "I liavo
taken particular pains lo note iu all the
books 1 have read any passage'or phrase
from which the words might have boon
culled , but 1 have found none , and f am
nearly convinced that you are the
"Well , my dear , " answered the presi
dent , "I wish to ask yon this question
Did you ever in reading a book observe
two words used near each oilier th.it im
pressed you as strong and expressive ,
and the combination of which originated
a phrase that was strikingly terse and at
the same time new to you.
"Never , " answered Mrs. Cleveland ,
"Well , 1 have , " continued tlie presi
dent , "and if you will go to the library
and on the second shelf above and in the
same position as your 'Locke's Essays on
ilia Understanding , ' you will Unit a novel ,
written by Hulwor Lytton , entitled'What
Will He Do With It ? ' Pl-jase bring it
hero. " Mrs. Cleveland immediately did
so."Now , " said the president , ' 'please
turn to the last chapter in book fourth ,
ami you will find this sentence : 'Jasper
Lase'ly sat secure , innocuous , and pro
foundly miserable. ' In this sentence ( llie
first and last part of which is emtally ap
plicable ) to republican olliceholditrs and
democratic ollieeseekers , respectively )
the word innocuous struck me , and read
ing to Chapter IV. , Hook 5 , in which
occurs the following part of a sentence :
'Reviving thereon an art which had fallen
iiilo desuetude , ' and as this was my in
tention , and llie word desuetude ex-
preMvo. the combination of these two
particular words suited my ideas exactly ,
so I used them. Now you have the whole
history , my dear , " concluded the presi
dent , "and you need not say anything
about it to Dan , who is the only other ,
person aware of it.1 I
It WAR Sonic Oilier John. / -
Plntlsinontli Journal , Oct. % : Tlio report - j
port that John Fit/gorald , the president , < M
of the Irish . .National League , had been * 7
injured in the wreck near Doweese , was
a mislake upon the part ot the Omaha
papers. It was another John Fitx.gondd.
The president of the league was at homo
when the accident occurred. Ho passed
through Plntlsmoulh this morning on-
route to some point in Iowa. The Killed
and injured men were employes of his.
and he wns at the scene of the wreck as
.soon as an engine could take him there.
He says there were five men killed. Mr.
Fit/gorald says that in addition to caus
ing much anxiety aiming his relatives ,
tliu report as sent out in the dispatches
brought telegrams from many distant
points In the United Slates inquiring tm
to llio oxlcnl of his injuries.
Curl 1'rntzvl'H Philosophy.
Yhon der front shloop of a church
House gils slulrnck mid female lllenin
moralidy gits a headache in itsslitomueli.
Der feller doldonil got der ambitions lo
vork for a lifin lie gel not much pishnus.s
to allow some goot tings of dis life lo go
Ills shirt collar dhroo ,
Dor slinnko sliducks his hhnoot der
rosus out tint ! sidings yon mithisshtinger ;
dot proves der old udferb. vhloli did
said : "Ktim vas dor brodder by law of
Religion puts der meat on dor bones of
' - famlll" " " ' " ' " 'r '
" - * " " uuu.ua' <
ciiiislilidooiioii , lironmbles mid bye-laws
BO fat dot dey can bessershtood dor awful
pooty pud shocks dot comes mil advcr- w
BALSAM FIR P1L
1.517 U"oulas St.
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