Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 19, 1886, Page 5, Image 5

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Lincoln Once Moro in Oommnnication By
Hail With Iho ' utaide World.
Papers Filed nt tJic Capitol l > y Tlirco
Urgnnl/.ntlonq HiiHtinnd nnd
WI Co Sen ltd tlio Penitent-
Inrjr Court NotoB.
Irnow TUB ntr.'n MNOot.v ntinp. 5.1
Tim H. At M.roact resumed business
yesterday , Ibo main linn cast of Lincoln
through continuous work being kept ojicn
nearly all llio time ( luring the storm , nncl
largo forces of men wore sent out la
every direction early yesterday morning.
Superintendent McConifT came In from
Wymorc Into yesterday , and expected to
have his roads cluar by last night al least.
Trains began moving on nil branches ot
the H. & M. system yesterday except the
Atchison & Nebraska branch to Colum
bus , the announcement being ma < lo in
regard to thiH line that regular Irainq for
the ilay were abandoned. The Nebraska
line to Nebraska City was also completely
closed up to n p in. , but with prospects
that It would bo opened during the even
ing. On the Union I'nclfio road at coon
communication : open north of Lin
coin to Valparaiso and houth from Lincoln
to ISeatrlcc. Regular trains were an
nounced to leave on schedule' tlmo In the
evening , although the linn to Omaha was
not to a certainty cleared at that time.
The moderate weather of the day aided
In thp speeily cleaning np of traflic.
of the Hronson Marble Finish company
liavo been tiled with the tecrctary of
state. The articles locate the place of
business of the corporation at SVymore ,
Cage county. The business of the corpo
ration is that of introducing , manufac
turing , selling royalties or territories of
si certain compounded preparation for
the smooth finish of plastering known as
llronson'a inurblo finish. The capital
Block of the company is flxcit at
? 100,000 , divided into shares of § 100
each , the corporation to start business
when $50,000 in stook liavo been sub-
hcribcd , and the limit of the corporation
is fixed at fifty years. The indebtedness
is never to exceed one-third of the capi
tal stock. The incorporators of thp as-
Mioinlion aie E. A. Ilronson , Benjamin
Ko.vnolds. C U. Hodgcrs , C. C. (1 afford ,
E. 1" . Reynolds , Jr. . T. A. Ilarriman.
of the town of Tumora , Seward county ,
has filed its articles of incorporation at
the secretary's ollice , tin1 corporate limit
of ttiu bank neing from November 1,1880 ,
to November 1 , 11)00. ) The articles rccito
the business to bo transacted. The paid
tip capital htock of the bank is $20,000 ,
divided into shares of $100 each , the limit
of the capital .stock of the bank at f 50,000.
The ineorporators of the bank arc E. L' .
Warner , F. l\ Mead , M. T. Mead , J. W.
Burnes , L. L. Mcllvains.
No. 03 , of Omaha , has tiled its ai tides of
incorporation at the state house , the ob
ject of the association being , as stated ,
the elevation of the financial , moral and
intellectual welfare of its mem
bers by furnishing employment ,
by pecuniary aid in case of
Mckness or death by advancing money
for traveling expenses , by defending
members in legal" dillicultics , using all
honorable means to cll'cct a national
federation by using nil honorable means
to secure the prohibition of child laoor ,
the establishment of a not mal day's labor ,
thnabolition of tenement , labor , and so
on to the end of a long chapter. The ar
ticles aio signed by the ollicers of the
The secretary of state was at work yes
terday arranging the propositions for
bid.s for the publication of the biennial
reports of the state ollieors , and for the
printing of the bills at the coming session
of the legislature. The bids will DO pub
lished at an early day.
The school lands of Cherry county have
been appraised for the purpose of leasing ,
the average appraisement averaging
about $ 'J pur aero. Commissioner beott
announces thaUalus of .school lauds will
bo withheld ftu ther until the coming of
sprhi"- .
In the district court yesterday William
Conlm plead guilty to receiving and
holding stolen goods , and ho was sen
tenced to two years and six months at
the pen. The goods were part of these
taken from Schmidt's store attho time of
the burglary. Conlin's wife. Airs. Kli/.a-
both Conlln , plead not guilty to the same
ofl'unse and was put upon trial , the jury
only being out live minutes and return
ing a vordiot of gmltvand llio jndjro
Hontcnced her to a year in the pen. This
woman is the notorious Mrs. Little , who
has boon a hard character in the city fern
n long time. In September Conlin
married her uftor a bawdy house ac
quaintance of thrcti days and she isdoublo
bis age. Conlln himself appearing like
nn Intolllgmil citl/ens who ought to bo in
bettor business. The pair are two out of
a gang of thieves and their incarceration
in the pan will clear the atmosphere in
police circles ton limited extent and it is
hoped put a stop to some of the crooked
work that hw been going on in the city.
Court mitt Wednesday pmsuant to ad
journment. Mr. Edward 1) ) Upton was
admitted to practice Uonns VH Carter ,
leave given phiintllVto llio reply brief by
December 1 , IBbll : Mabon vs Tootle , mo
tion to strike allldavits sustained , Ault-
man V.H Stlchler , argued and Mihmittcd.
Court adjourned to Tuesday , November
tlt ! , whim a call of the tlocHut of causes
from Ilia Tenth judicial district will bo
had. The foot of the general docket will
bo o.ilk'd as soon as thp Tenth district
causes are diipo ed of.
ur.nsiONs rnin. :
Kay \n. Null , llrioi trnin Onsti county. HP-
M'ri'd mid icin.uided. Opinion by Cnlil ) , J ,
1. The , in im action of ruplevln
being founded upon an alleged conspir
acy between li , tliu agent of the pl.iin-
tilf , and 11 , tnci maker of thn chattel
inottgngo. under which phiintiu"eliims
to ilelnmd the woilltoij , of H. by means
of iho making , delivery , and foreclosing
of said mortgage , and Mild II , having boon
called as a wilnusj by the plalntlll , and
being under urn < u-cxaminution by do-
feiuhint's counsel , and 'laving ' stated in
reply to u question put by counsel , that
hount to board with It. shortly after
the nxcuulion by K. of the moitgngo
Hold , ertor on the part of the court to
rcfiiMj to allow It. to 8t > iu in rnply to u
question put by plnntitV's counul , how
ho caint ) to go to the house of K to boaul ,
y. 'I'ho ' imu.sllon lining contmed to thu !
of the right lo the pos e slon of the prop
erly at data of the coinniencoment of the
notion , iividonco offered by thnplaintifl'U ;
proMi that at thu sale of thu property , on
forccloiiini of the mnrlgago , somu linn
after the replevin of the same , he used
diligence to procure bidderfrom abroad
and to sell the property at the boat price.
Held , properly refused.
it. Thoru being no evidence of a fraudU1
lent intent on the part of K. in ext > cutin <
the chattel mortgage under wjdch | ilain
till'claims thu goods in question ; Held
error on the part of llio court to charge
alter and modify the several instruction !
offered by iil.ilntifl'uml sot out In full ii
the opinion , by add ing thereto , the wordi
"or unless ho ( tlio plaintiff ) had notice o
BtU'h f.uUs as. would load a limn of ordi
pruduucu aud diligence tea kuowl
eiljro of such fraudulent intent on iho I
part of U. "
4. There being no evidence before llio
court ( hat any witness had sworn falselv ,
but the main witness for the plaintiff be
fore his linnl dismissal as such witness ,
having asked leave to make n correction
nnd retraction of a part of his testimony :
Hold , error on the part of the court to
give in charge to the jury the maxim ,
falsis in nuus , falsis in omnibus.
fi. Upon tliii evidence ! Held , error on
the part of the court to submit to the
jury for their special ( hiding the ques
tion whether the mortgage ot plaintiff
is fraudulent and void as against de
fendant ,
Kmler vs Twiddle. Apnenl from Adams
county , Adlruicil. Opinion by Mnxvtull ,
( .III. J.
1. Where the testimony on behalf of
the plaintiff and defendant in nearly
equally balanced , and Is conlllctiug , the
finding and judgment will not bo net
AVIIcor vs Brown. Error from Ilnrlan
county. llp\prsett and remanded. Opinion
by Maxwell. Ch J.
An action ol replevin was commenced
before a justice of the peace , and a return
made by the sheriff , showing the value
of the goods to bu 4821.41. The justice
then prepared a transcript ) of the pro
ceedings for the district court , but
whether it was liled or not does not ap
pear. Soon afterwards the plaintiff and
defendant appeared before the justice
nnd caused the following entry lo bo
made on his docket ! "l5y agreement of
both parties , this suit is dismissed nml
Iho sheriff is ordered lo return said goods
to defendant , from whoso possession
they were taken. " Hold , thai independ
ently ot the quo tion of the jurisdiction
of the justice , it was a valid agreement to
dismiss the notion , and that it the prop-
rly Was in possession of the sheriff , it
k-ns his duly to return it to the party
nun whom ho bail taken it.
Sliiti1 , ex rel. Soldl-n vs llarka. Qttowar-
* ninto. Ouuso dismissed. Opinion by
Ut't'ip , .T.
1. In amending an not , it may be ties-
glinted by its title or chapter in the com-
tilled statutes. Doggo vs The State , 17
Neb. , 140.
8 The provisions of section 10 , article
G , of the constitution of the slate , which
requires that "all laws relating to courts
ihall bo general and uniform opera-
ion , and tlio organi/ation , jurisdiction ,
; > ewers , proceeding and practice of sill
courts of the same class or grade , so far
OH regulated bv law , and the force and
.illcut of the proceedings , judgments and
leerces of Hiioli courts severally shall bo
uniform , " is not violated by the enact
ment of a law limiting the number of
'tisliccs af the peace in cities of the lirst
ihibs lo three , to bo elected in di.stricts to
bq created by the board of county com
missioners ot the counties \\hioliHieh
cities are situated.
i. A law which is general and uniform
throughout the state , operating alike
upon all persons und localities ot a class ,
or who are brought within Iho relations
and circumstances provided for , is not
objectionable as wanting uniformity of
Sam ; vs Ueers. Krior from Doduc county.
Alllrmi'd. Opinion by KUCJO , J.
1. Motions for a now tiinl , whether the
grounds theiefor are that the verdict is
igainst the weight of evidence , or for
accident or surprise , newly discovered
evidence , or for a like cause , are ad
dressed to the sound discretion of thn
court , and in such cases a decision of the
district court in granting a now trial will
not bo i overset ! nnleas there has been nn
abuse of faiich discretion.
U. Upon a motion to set aside the verdict
of the jury in which questions ol fact sire
involved , the court hearing the motion
becomes the judge of Mich questions ol
fact , and his decision thereon must bo
linal , unless clearly and manifestly
3. Upon a trial in the district court in a
proceeding under the provisions of the
statute for the support and maintenance
of illegitimate children , evidence that
plaintiff has had intercourse with other
men before the bi-th of the child , and
clearly outside of the period of gestation ,
is immaterial to thej-isnc and therefore
inadmissible in evidence. Evidence of
Mich intercourse is admissible only for
tliu purpose of showing thai another ,
tliun the person charged , is Iho father of
the child.
Nothing but superlative merit can ac
count for the phenomenal reputation
achieved by Salvation Oil. It kills puin.
Price 25 cents.
The Darwinian theory perplexes the
multitude. They object to descendants
from monkeys. Hut not oven a , baby ob
jects to Dr. Mull's Cough Syrup.
A Negro Family Tiirnitisr Wlilto.
Chicago News : In a clinical lecture at
tlio college of physicians and surgeons
last evening Dr. Henry J. Reynolds called
attention to the peculiar case of : i colored
boy in tlio city whoso skin is gradually
turning white. Such cases are rare , the
doctor said , but tins case was especially
peculiar in , while the father and
mother of the boy wore both negroes , the
mother and six of tlio twelve children
were also spotted. One of the remaining
children had wiiite hair over a part of
his scalp , while the other five wore all
black. Tlio changes in all of the spotted
members ol the familv began while they
were still young. The disease which
causes this clianiru was known asyitillgo.
and was probably duo to an impaired
function of the nerves that presided over
the nutrition of the part , which pioduced
an imperfect mipply or distribution of
the pigment or coloring matter ot the
skin The family are all otherwise
Ilnlford Suuce excelled bv none. Try It.
A Huston IMorcluint of Oilier Da > p < .
Dry Cioodu Chronicle : Nathaniel llip-
loy Cobb , of Boston , onu of these noble
merchants of the earlier days , was gen-
oroiib'huartod and consciotioiis in the
highest degree. Infaet , ho wo so bene\o-
lent that in November , 1841 , ho drew up
the following rumarknblo document :
Ily theenico nt Cod I will never bu worth
more tliun WfXX ) ) . Uv thb KTOCU of < ! o < l , 1
\vill uhonnc-fiiinth of the ni-t pinlitHot mv
business to rliarltinlnnnil religions uses. 1C
Initiator woith twxxi i will irlvo onn-lmlf
my ni't proiits , and II I nin t-vei worth 5 ! 0w * )
1 will k'i\e thiiv-louitliM , und tlio whole at lor
my Illtli'tli thousand. So help mo ( ! od , or
plvotoa more tnlthtul steward nnd set inu
aside. N. K. Coins.
tto\flinbi > r , 1R21.
He adhered lo this covenant with thu
strictest lldolity.
Sauue is in\ahul > lo foi soup
Kent KHIIUO Transfers.
Tinfollowing transfers wore Him ! Nov.
17 , with the county clerk :
( Jon N' lllcKs and wltu to , lane Mi'Cliire , w
UntlotO blucU-1 , KounUo A : Uutli's ndil ,
vxl-Sl.fiX ) .
Almy . ) IVrryixml husband lo 1 rank L
( Jiet'iuy i-t al , lot 10 , blojkt ) , llaiiscoin 1'lacc ,
wd S'J.IOO.
Joseph llllssand wife to A H Fitch , lots 25
nnd : , block IT , linnM-oni I'mou , wdSii. . . ' > OJ.
( Ji'oV AIIHH and \\lto to Kll/a \lctton ,
lots , block , Xinvpoit , wd-b"XJ. )
Ada I1 Drake et nl to Frank 1) llrown ot al ,
lot 4. blockB , Dnilio's add , wd Sl.OV ) .
Ada T li.\lai el nl to Frank I ) lirmvn et ul ,
lot. % bloclca , Drake's add , wd 81,00.
Win T tM-un ; and wlfu to.I U Coiikli
I and ' - ' , block U , Koutitzu'B
add. wd-SC.iX .
Alfred U Unnmyto Henry Mies , part of
lot 4 , U.iiaii'fl add , wd-Sl.'JOO.
Dexter L Thorn is and \ > Ife to Henry Mies ,
lots ib and 111 , block 0. Kllby I'laci' , wd
Kliraboth J Fenw Irk to Oitharlne Ken wick ,
o ime-llilril of lot 7. blocK ICS , wd StlOU.
KO.MI ! Wilson and wltu to Otto l.obeck ,
part of nw M. no ) ( , 1 , H , I'l and no ) / , lie f ,
1. U. 12. and n } f , wv W , 0. U , Wd -
CeoK ( 'li\tonot al to Kathnrlno M Still-
welt , lot 0 , block : t , Drnkf'b add , wd $1,750. ,
OtoT Wnlkurandwifu to Saiuuol Mnrlcod
ct ul , lot 1,1'ruyn's axibdivjblon , vdJ,50U. .
Sketches of the Biographers and Gossip
About Their Habits of Work ,
Interesting Tilings About Lincoln and
Ilia Relations With Tflvato
I called upon Colonel John Hay lo-dixy
writes Frank George Carpenter , the
Washington correspondent of the Cleve
land Leader and had n chat with him
about the biography of Abraham Lincoln ,
which ho and Mr. John G. Nicolay are
wrilinc , and Iho first chapters of which
are published in this month's Century
Magazine. The publication of this biography -
graphy is looked upon here as the liter
ary event of Iho year. The close rein-
lions of llio biographers to the martyred
president during the most eventful parts
of his life , their high standing as literary
men , Iho facilities they have had for the
preparation of the work , and the sKtcen
and more years during which they have
almost boon constantly engaged upon it ,
lead to the general belief that it will bo
the authentic and lasting history of the
times of which it treats and the .standard
biography of the great and loved presi
dent who is its hero.
The biographers , Colonel John Hay
and Mr. John G. Nicolav , are two of the
most inteiesting oharacteis of this city ol
j Amt men. Itoth are in the prime of life ,
rtieolay being a little over fitly , and lluv
live or H'IV ye.ira younger. Itoth have find
long public careers , and the lives of both
have run strangely clo'-e ' together.
Colonel Hay tolls mo ho met Nicolay
\vl\on ho was a schoolboy , aud when
Nicolay was still under ago. It was in
ritUlield , Pike county , 111. Nicolay , who
is of Gorman descent , had conio as a
child with his parents to Cincinnati , had
attended the schools there , and was now
beginning lite in Illinois as a PI inter
and editor. At llio ago of c ghtccu
ho had resolved to becoiuo a
printer , nnd had entered the print
ing ollice. Ho advanced so fnst that in
one 3 ear he was associate editor , and at
the end of two years was editor and pro
prietor. It was such that Hay loineiu-
bcrs him Shortly niter this young liny
attended school at Sprliiglield , where his
uncle , Milton Hay , was a loading lawyer.
Hero he lirst saw Lincoln , and , as a boy
of twelve , had conceived a great admir
ation for him. His family and Abraham
Lincoln attciuk'd the same church , and
ho can remember having plaved thu
truant lime and time again in order
that hu might attend cam
paign mnctintrs where Lincoln
10 bpeiik. While he was still at
Springfield Nicolay came there as an as
sistant to the secretary of state , and after
Hay had graduated n't Urown University
and come back to Springfield to study
law with his unelo , lie and Nicolay were
airaiu associated , and this time as close
friends. They both belonged to the little
coterie of young men of the Illinois cap
ital known n the "stato house boys "
Both were daily brought into contact
with Abraham Lincoln , Hay studying law
in the ollico of Logan < ! c Hay , which tvas
on the same floor with that of Lincoln it
llerndon , and Nicol.iy being conncclud
with him as u personal and political
This was at the lime when Lincoln and
Douglas weie the giants of Illinois poli
tics , and one of Hay's strongest imnres-
sions of Lincon was received shortly after
he began his law studies. Lincoln came
into the office with a magazine in his
hand. Hcontained an article bv Stephen
A. Douglas on "Popular Sovereignty. "
Ho gestured with tnu maga'/.ino as ho
bnoke , and said to Hay's uncle : Milt
liny , this will never do ! Douglas treats
it as a matter of indifference morally
whether slavery is voted up or voted
down. Itellyouit will never do. "
During Lincoln' presidential cam
paign , Nicolay helped him with his corro-
.spondcncu , and after the election Lincoln
appointed him his private secretary and
look him to \ \ aslnngton. Al this time
Hay had just been admitted to the bar ,
and ho went along to see the inaugura
tion. He had no thought of any ollicu ,
but during the few days ho stopped in
Washington Nicolay tou'nd that the pres
ident's work , in Iho then busy limes of
18(51 ( , was more llian ono man could do.
Provident Lincoln asked Hay lo assist
Nicolay , and ho thu.s became assistant
private , secretary , and as such remained
at the White House during the whole of
Lincoln's administration , with the
exception ot a few months when
He served in the army as colonel and as
sistant adjutant , general under Generals
Hunter-and Gilmoro. Hay was with
President Lincoln at his death , and after
11 both ho and Nicolay entered the diplo
matic service. Itoth were stationed
ut Paris , Nicolay as consul general and
Hay as secretary of legation During
their stay abroad their iclations won-
very COM ! > , and when they returned they
edited for : i short time the Chicago llu-
publican together. After this they worked
togi'thor al Washington , Colonel Hay as
assistant secretary of state and Mr. Nic
olay as marshal of the supreme court.
During tlio years since then Ihclr rela
tions have boon , if anything , closer than
over. Colonel Hay spends much of his
time at Washington , and Nicolay goes
often to Cleveland. They own together a
roiiiantie country home in tlio Hooky
Mountains called "Crystal Patlc. " Nico-
lay spent some time therewith his daugh
ter during the past year , and the young
ladv. who has a remarkable talent for
painting , has brought buck Romu boaiiti-
fill sketches in oil of Hooky Mountain
scenery. Hoth Hay rind NIoolny sire well
oft. Nicolay owns a very comfortable
home on Capitol Hill. II" gets a good
salary as marshal of the supreme court ,
in n thrifty , go-ahead follow , and has
madesoinu very good investments. Hay
is a millionaire , and ho has a
magnificent homo hero and in L hive-
land. His Washington IIOUHO is perhaps
one of the lineal in the United Stales. It
is across from the white house and
in the very centre of social , political and
historical Washington. The ground upon
which it ! > built co.-t ? < ! a foot , and the
noted architect , HiolinrdFon , consider * it
ono of his best works. It in very rlokly
furnished , and Colonel Hay's library has
windows looking out upon Lafayette
purlt. the treasury , the wliito house , and
the state , war and navy dep-irtinuiil.
This library is , 1 judge , about twenty
foot wide by forty foot long. It m llu-
ishml in old Knglish oak , with a wains-
coating of books , and above these
a nail of magnolia leaves in low relief ,
painted by Cottier , of Now York. Its
Lei ing is paneled in oak. Great beams
cross each other at right untried , and in
the center of each caisson is a dit > o of
oak , llio grain of which slums through
the gold leaf with which it is covered
This library has many cosy nooks and
cornets , ft has n big lire-place , with
easy seats , over which are cnnojilos of
oak. It has alcoves where ono can sit
and look out upon Lafayette park , and
its walls are hung with bountiful pictures ,
aud some pretty curio meets the eye
whichever way it turns. Over the man
tle is a madonna , by Sassofurrato in n
gold frumo of Florentine onk , beautifully
carved , and on ono Of the shelves of the
library lies a death musk of Abraham
Lincoln. On another there is u bronze
medallion of W. 1) ) . Howvlls
about twelve by fourteen Inches in
Bl/o and a striking likcnc s It was
made by Latkln Mcadoin Florence about
two years. Then there is n portrait of
Henry James by Lafjrgo , which is very
fine. It presents the novelist as a young
man and shows quite a contrast lo his
photograps of to-dav. Upon Colonel
Hay's desk is a brotixo Chinese incense
burner as big as a teaki-ttlo , and the desk
itself is a largo Hat ono of onk with a
curious bent wood clialr such as Harrett
uses in his nlaying of Hamlet. All of the
surroundings are thee of elegant ease
and luxury , rather than those of hard
week and arduous tmestigution.
This fine library , however , is not Col
onel Hay's workshop. The room in
which ho docs his writing , and where he
works nvery morning from half-past 8
o'clock till 1 ! ) . is in the top of the house' ,
nnd ills very plainly fin nishcd , Its linislt
ifl a delicate terra cotta. Ills well lighted ,
nnd its windows give fine views of the
greater part of Washington. Two low
ca es of shelves , n couple of tables , and a
chair or two make up its furniture , and
the three hundred volumes upon the
shelves are books relut ng solely to the
work upon which ho is engaged. 1 hey are
histories of the war , a copy of the re
bellion record , lives of Lincoln , and other
books of this character. Colonel Hay
tells mo that ho aud Major Nicolay have
bought and read oVer twelve hundred
voliimes in Iheir preparation of this
week. They have rofet red to thousands
of others , and they have had access to all
of the private papers of President Lin
coln as well us to tho'o of many of the
noted men of his time
Said he : "We formed the idea of writ
ing this history while we wore in the
White House in 18'i'J ' , and we commenced
making notes then During the hil two
year.of our stay there the idea was con
stantly in our minds and we were contin
ually preparing for it. Wo took down
conversations and incidents on the day
of their occnrionco. I kept a dlarv , anil
1 have tliren large manuscript volumes
which are Tilled with the notes of this
time. Nicolav made a gieut quantity of
inemorunda. We took down everything
we thought important , and in thu writing
of this history wo have not triMod lo our
memories in a single instance. The
great Hood of reminiscence which is
sweeping over ttie country lias shown
how unreliable is the memory of man.
Men's minds change in years and the
fuels impressed upon the mind of
18110 are not the same when filleied
through the mind of Ih8i. ( After Mr
Lincoln's death wo packed up all of Ins
private papers. 1 don't know just how
many there were , but there were a largo
number of cheats. Wo put in
charge of Hubert Lincoln , and he htinded
them over to the keeping of David Davis.
When we pot back to thu United States ,
after nn unsi-nce of five > eurs , Mr. Lin
coln aud Judge Davis give these papers
into our own bunds , nnd they have been
subject to our control and hi-un onlv by
us from that day to this. These papers
comprise all of Mr. Lincoln's corrcsnond-
enco , munnsenpts , papers , letter to nnd
from him , und in fact everj thing. Wo
huvu had in addition to this muss of ma
terial a great many other private papers.
Wo have bought everything wo con
sidered of value , and the papers of some
noted southi'i-n ollieiuls have been sold to
us bv their families. "
"When did you begin ( lie writing ? "
"Our investigations Inye been kept ill )
since the ueutli of President Lincoln. It
was however , in 1H71. thut wo began to
write , and wo have kept at it over since.
1 don't suppose u work has over been
published by two authors , the labor ) f
which was more equally divided between
them. We have worked together in both
our stud.y nnd our compositions , and
there is hardly u chapter of the work
which is not us much Nicnluy's us mine
or mine : us Nieoluj 's. Wu have been us-
hociuted together so long upon the work
that we have about the sumo views in
reg.ird to it. We knew wlnil the topics
would bo , and we wore both studying
ahead of our work ull the time. We
would decide us to which topics each
.should lake und would exehungo notes.
After u chapter hud been written by one
it would bo given to the oilier to rev ise ,
and by this sxslem of iiitnrchanging it
will bu hard to tell weio my woik be
gins or Nicoluy's ends. I doubt not the
critics if they take thn trouble to jiue s
will think they know who wioto the dif
ferent chapters , but I don't think they
will always hit the murk. Neither Nico-
Jay nor myself pretend to line writing.
Our onlv aim in this has boon to tell a
straiirht story , und wo had a long story
to toll. After wo hud gotten n start in
the work wo found the muss of material
so vast that only by condensation uiut
abbreviation we could ever got it into
reasonable limits. Wo are not able to
use nearly ull of the material wo have. "
"What aie your habits of work ? "
" 1 begin to write at about halt-past 8
in the morning and I iiiniuiii ut my desk
until a little attor 13. A thousand words
1 consider a very fair day's work , though
under pressure 1 sometimes do twice as
much. L lind that in abridging docu
ments or correspondence I can use a
Monographer to mlvuntagc. but in the
composing of other matter , I wntu bet
tor with my own bund. Nicolay dictates
the most of his mutter , lie does it
to save his eyes and a long bund
rather thu nu short hand amanuensis.
He writes about the same amount daily
thut L do. Ho is a very quiut. mode-a
man , full of energy and endowed with a
remarkable power of purncvur.uu'i ) . Ho
mastered shorthand because ho thought
it would aid him in making the
note for for this work. He is a
man offnmch litorui validity , and his out
break of the robell.on is the best bonk
thut bus yet boon written on that period
of the war. "
"What induced you to publish this
book in the Century Mu u/inoV"
"The editors of the Century applied to
us several years ago for a series of nrti-
clos upon this subject , Wo declined to
furnish them , nnd they Ihuii suggested
llio publication of our entire work in
serial form. Wo did not think il best lo
consent lo this until Ihuy hud icud the
manuscript we hud already prepared.
After this hud been done tlmy again
ollored to publish it vntiro , and ucconi
punlud this with a libpral pioposition us
to pajment. A gn it inducement ,
however , cumo from the fuel thut
a largo work like ' this published
in hook form could oiilM reach a limited
number of tenders The Century Magu-
/'me has over a million renders , und by
publishing it in tins way wo will roach
their whole constitueifev.'and after thu
publication is completed in the inugazlno
they will issue an edition of it in book
form. The inugu/.ino will contain nearly
the whole of the work , omitting only the
short portion of it wlrioh lias been pur-
tiully covered by the war articles which
have already been published in the Cen
tury. " 1
A Printer's'
Sweet are the uses' ' 'of adversity , the
printer's copy said , but ho sot II up sweet
are the uses of advertising , Sweet , in
deed , to those who iu sicknsss nnd suH'or-
Inghuvu seen the udvortisemcnt of some
sovereign remedy which upon trial has
brought thorn from death's door. "Tho
best thing 1 oyer saw in my paper was
the adveitiscment of Dr. Piorco's ' ( Jolden
Medical Discovery ' " Is again and again
the testimony of thee who have been
healed by il of lung disease , bronchial
nUections , tumors , ulcers , liver com
plaints aud the ills to which lloah is heir ,
An Otnuliaii Honored.
( joncral Oust bus received the pleusing
informittion that lie has been eecte ) < l vice
president of the Astro Meteorological as
sociation , . The honor was conferred upon
him at the u'lnuut luuetingof the associa
tion held al Montreal Canada.
The Most Daring Attempt to Imitate Bank
of England Notes.
A Man AVIio Committed n Crime tlmt
llo Might Gain Money Nccca *
enry for Ills Hlnrrla > ; e
Ills Dentil oil the
So.iTold ( >
The first forgery on th" bank of Kug-
land was executed in 1753 by a cleik to a
lawyer named Hliss , residing in Lincoln's
Inn , London. This clerk ( one Vnughun )
was , to some extent , a "ne'er-do-well , "
and though n graduate of Oxford was
compelled to accept n trilling salary.
While in the service of Mr. Hllss Vntighnn
engaged himself , with her parent's con
sent , to Miss Bliss , audit was agreed that
so soon as ho had accumulated 500 ho
should marry his ufliunced
As the tlmo drew near for their mar
riage Vaughan felt it necessary to obtain ,
somehow or other , the noeossury amount ;
anil us Im had not advanced his worldly
position , nnd hud not the wealthy rela
tions to whom ho pretended , ho con
ceived the notion of forging notes to Iho
iiinounl of JCnoo. .This he did , nnd tin co
weeks before the appointed wedding duy
ho showed his sweetheart what he said
were twelve C'JO notes , us a lirst install
ment ot the stipulated sum. Uy some
means Mr.lJhss obtained possession of the
fogenes , and then Vuughuti was ur-
At his trirxl ho protested thut he hud no
other Intention than thut of deceiving
Ins intended unit her parents , but it WHH
proved thut ho hud endeavored to get
some of them cashed by tradesmen. Ho
was executed nl I vburn verv shortly
after the day on which hU wedding was
lo have taken place.
The next person who ventured on this
dangerous course was a certain watch
maker of Cirotnu Green named Multhi-
noil. Commencing bj foiging Scotch
not" . ' ) , ho resolved on comintr to London ,
and did so , iustulling himself i i fashion
able apartments in the strand \ \ itliin u
month ot his arrival ho hud planed and
polished copper tor the plates , and hud
Miecessfully changed several of his for
geries. Ho traveled from town to town ,
distributing Ins fabricated luvors uniong
mnkeopers. He wus Midi u frequent
caller , too. at the establishment in
Thrc.idnoeille btreot that the clerks got
to Know him. Onu duv he was arrested
-suspicion , and linally sentenced to
His method of producing the water
mark on his tietitious notes wus never
discovered. lie piomiM > il to reveal it if
liberated , but the authorities would not
eoiij-Giit to ( lie arrangement.
Some ten yeui utter the execution of
Muttlnson u gti'ul seuie wus caused in
commercial circles by constant dlttcovur-
ius of forged notes Between 178(1 ( and
und 178 ! ! u bundled years ago ini-
metise nnmber.s of forgeries found their
way to the Iink. Tradesmen nnd hunker
er- , were cautioned , and the best of the
Bow-street runner.- , the progenitors of
modern detective were | jnt upon the
truck of thu criminal or criminals. Hut
ull ullumpts tit discovery proved unuvuil-
There was a loniporury cessation of the
plugiu * of forgeries. Hut when the next
government lottery WMS subscribed for
mutation notes wore brought into the
bunk day alter duy. This went on for
years , until ut lusi a man of numerous
aliases and disguises , but known to the
police as "Old I'.iteh , " was arrested.
' ( 'Ins "Old I'ntoli" wus in reality Charles
Pi ice , who hud Miccccdcd in making his
own paper , his own copper plates , water-
murks and ink , and hud niunuluctnrud
busu notes to the value of thousands of
pounds. "Old I'uteli1' wus probably the
most accomplished criminal on record ,
und his wus ono of the only oven tem
porary "successful" careers of crime of
any duration.
Onu ot his last uchievoments was the
altering of u 10 note ( o ono for 100 and
robbing Iho bank of ' 10 by one stroke.
Immediately after his arrest hit brought
about his death by his own hand whilst
uwaitmg his trial. It was soinowhat re
markable that none of his engruvmg nnd
printing apparatus was ever discovered.
In thu twenty years following 17D7 ,
when the first issue of notes for i.T and
other small amounts took place , no fewer
tliun 870 pro-icoutions for forgery were
instituted by the bunk of England , the
result being over three hundred execu
tions. In si ? years 131,000 foniod notes
were discovered.
Soelever had the forgniius buoomothat
.skilled bunk olorks were often in error us
to thn genuinossof notes. On ono occa
sion no tewor than thirteen prisoners wore
convicted on the evidence of a bunk inspector
specter , who discovered on the duy fol
lowing the trial , and fortunately In' time
to save the lives of lho-,0 innocent men ,
that ho hud committed an error in judg
ment , und thut the nllogod forgeries were
bonu lido bunk of England papor. On
another occasion a clerk ut Threudneedla
street cashed a forged note and did not
discover his mistake until too lute.
In 1H1 ! ) the government got alarmed at
thu frequency of these frauds , and u com
mittee of inquiry sut for some time in the
hope of discovering a method by which
the forgers could be frustrated. Many
plans were proposed and diseussod. But
none were passed. It vvas not until 1SJI
that the number of forgeries wus in any
way lessoned. In that year small notes
were abandoned and sovereigns coined
in large nnmber.s. Dining the following
tun only eight executions for for.
gory took place , und in 18 ! ! . ) penul seivi-
tinlo for llio wus adopted instead of capi
tal punishment.
Il is after such events as the Derby that
the bank inspectors are particularly care
ful in uvuinining ull notes , Sh.ii tly ufier
the Derby of 1850 , iT.,000 . bunk notes were
scrutinized in ono duy alone , but the ono
forged note a forgery for 503was instantly -
stantly delected. Us origin was not
The greatest bunk of England forgery
which hus jot trunspiied took place in
187J. In lliut joar tour Americans of
means and education cumo over lo this
country provided with capital which waste
to bo used for the express nnrpo > o of do-
fruuding the greul English bunk , They
established themselves in London and
Birmingham , and nl = o on the continent ,
nnd for u time obtained discount for gnu-
ulno bills. After some months they be
gun forging bills ot exchange , nnd by
manipulating ninety-four bills obtained
pee > > son | ot us much us 100,000.
It was only bv , a foilimalu accident that
they were discovered , and ihuy are ut
present undergoing pomil servitude for
llfo. Thu most strunuoiisondouvors weiu
iiiiido by their fiicmU to obtain their ro-
leiuso. Three Nowgato wiirduis were
bribed with 100 pounds cnob und prom
ised 1,000 und u true passage to any purt
of the world if they would aid the con
victs to escapo.
During Iho trial the doors of the court
hud to bu kept looked und a large num
ber of police were in readiness , but every
attempt nt rescue vrus frustrated.
Since then some bank forgeries have
been detected , Hut the gaino is not now
considered to bo worth the candle. The
possessor of any number of crisp rust
ling "lugs , " us Cobbott called Ilium , may
therefore rest nsduicd that there Is but
Hlilo likelihood of uny of them bolng
MOTHEUS , DO NOT FAIL , attho first
indications of a cough , to give your chil
dren a few dqsos of Dr. < l H , McLean's
Tar Wine Lung liaim. ' . ' 5 uuaU u bottle ,
Of Imported Draft Stallions ,
AtKcaineyMM26at , , , 10 a. m.
Fourteen importpd nnd registered liorscs will bo sold : 11 Noniinns , 1 Cljdc ,
1 English Draft , mid 1 Helgimi.
These horses 1mvo nil been in this slate ( ho past season nnd nro thoroughly
ncclitiratcd , nnd have been selected from ( hostublcs of loading iniortcrdnutl ] )
are line specimens oCthcir rluss.
They will bp sold on n credit of three pqitnl annual payments witltout inter
est until April 1st , UIU7 , ami 7 percent thereafter.
This stock tins boon tiikon umlor mortgage and must bo sold , llrcrdcrs will
aa\c time , expense , danger of shipment , time for acclimation , eh1 , , by pur
chasing at ( his Hale.
Number and pedigree will bo furnished on application ,
C. W. HOSHBK , Owner , Lincoln , Neb.
0. P. SHAIiIiBNUKllGBn , Manager , Hastings , Neb.
To whom all inquiries should bo sent ,
r. M. WOOD. Auotioner , Lincoln , Neb.
Property of every description for sale m all purls of the city. Lauds for sale iu
every county in Nc-bruska.
Of Titles of Douglas county kept. Maps ot the city state or county , or any ollior
information desired , furnished fico ot charge upon application.
msiii * . ino iin. sr. n. . .
" " $ .i . S " " S > u.
Crated free on board cars ,
( } HA $ T , ALLEW ,
Mention Oinnhn Hoc.
"Watches , Diamonds , Fine Jewelry , Silverware
The largest slock. Prices the lowest. Repairing a specially. All work warrant
ed. Corner Douglas and 15th streets , Omaha
What JJc TlilnkH of the Retirement , of
niorrlnoii anil lion lit.
In : i recent interview with a reporter
for the New York Tiibuno , Congress
man Frank llibcook said : " 1 do not feoe
how the elections are to afl'ect the policy
of the democratic party or the policy of
the present house one way or thu other.
Thu sti oncost loader of the policy has , it
is true , been di-feateii. 1 refer to Mr.
Morriaon. Ho believes absolutely nnd
whole-heartedly in the policy for which
he contended. Ho believed in it to thu
extent of bein ; * indifleu > nt or insensible
to the succusd of his p uty on anv other
issuu. With him parly success involving
ini'icly the possession of ollicus and the
distribution of federal patronage was a
mutter of utter indilluronco. llo
was a thoioiigh believer in
the doctrine of the necessity of
the reduction ot custom clinics , llo
cared 'lor ' nothing else in polities. I do
not know who there is that can lill hi *
place in the next congress , who has his
linn convictions unit his honestly ol pur
pose. Upon the next house will bo in
cumbent the formulating of a plan for
the rediictionQol the revenue. 11 is the
onu imperative necessity. The called
bonds wilt all be paid , nnd we will bo ac
cumulating surplus revenue to a very
laigo amount each year Mr. Cleveland
und thu democratic party are to bu com
pelled to comu right over nbsolntuly on
this quuKtion of protection to the onu oc
cupied by thu republican paityallho
present time , or else that is to bo the
grout issue buforo the country. Thu dem
ocratic party is to bo foiced to fight pro
tection and contest it trom u Morrison
standpoint. "
"How would you reduce the revenue ? "
"There will bo no way to reduce reve
nue except by the repeal of the internal
taxed that is , upon , whisky , or tobacco ,
or both except by adding protected
irooiis to the tree lis'l. It i.s pretty well
bt'ttlod thai you can not reduce the re
ceipts ot custom * by reducing the duties
thunibulvos. Thu increased cmantitles of
goods imported vudur the reduction will
more tliun compensate lor the iliU'ercnco
in the rate. Thuicfore thu revenue must
bo rcduood either by adding lo the pres
ent articles of the free li.-a or by increas
ing thu dutioa. i'uo-mluul Cleveland IK
compelled to advocate thu curtailing ot
thu lice and Ihu i eduction of thu num
ber of articles upon it , or elsu to llop
completely over and put his parly nnd
himself on thu platform aud ground that
have hithui to been occupied by the re
"How will Morrison's defeat affect this
"The loss of Colonel Morrison fiom
congivm , or oven thu loss of Carlisle ,
could not change this situation or ailed
it in the slightest degree. It would have
luon the Htiinu if Mou ison had been re-
uleeted , While I a I way h liku ( o see 10
piiUlicans cluotcd to congress , I regiot lo
see inon of Morrison's honesty ot pur
pose retire. The question : IH lie has pre
sumed it in one of principle , which ought
not to bu obMMired by smaller and
cheaper men lor party purpose. The
question .should bo fairly presented to the
country , Si > that every man nnd every
voter can nuduritiind it and IW-H upon it.
HID election nt democrats or republicans
who seek to blind their constituents or the
country with respect to their position
upon a question like this i.s a great mis
fortune. "
"How about Mr. Hewitt's n-liromoiil * "
" 1 regret that for the same reason that
I rogrnl tlio dufuut of Mr Morrison As
a lepnbllcan , of con roc 1 rejoice thai ru-
publicans liavo been elootod lo succeed
democrats any where. In the first place ,
as lo Mr Hewitt , in point of intelligence !
and ability and learning and power of
( ; \pro < < r > ioi ! It is fair to KIIJ of him thai ho
hud no supoiior on his hide In cither
branch of congress. I ID difl'eicd from
Mr Mornson in that the latter was hoinn-
wlialdlspusod lo obstruct legislation for
thu siiKo of compelling the consideration
of the question from his Mandnoint Mr.
Hewitt was always anxious for the promotion -
motion of all remedial legislation and al
ways icady to enter upon that branch of
biiiinuis in congress. Mr Moirisonsu-
loidlnatcd everything to tlio desire to
make the tarifl' question thn great Issue
It is a inlsfoituno to Mr. Hewitt's party ,
no less than to his htiitu , that ho decided
to retire from congress , because upon all
money questions ho represented Ins htato
with great ability and had a l.irgo mllu-
( Mice in holding Ids party up above thu
wrecking and repudiating line which it
showed a lundunoy to follow. "
Dr. IHrailton Warren , RcleulioPhysi
cian and .Surgeon , Kaotn 0 , Crounsii
block corner Iflth ar l Capitol avenue
Dayaud night calls promotl vMtouted to
It DopKti't J'rovo
The Chicago Journal : A young Chicago
cage writer , during what little leisure ho
has acide from his work on ono of thu
morning dailies , bunds Ins ullbrts and
abilities to magazine work. It had been
his great ambition to sue something from
his pen in print in the pages ol a coitaln
well-known New York monthly , and
many were the rolls of manuscript ho
sent ils editors , only to see them come
buck with painful regularity , and always
be-iring the red ink bt.unp "Not accep
ted. " "What can bo the mattorV" ho
pondered. " 1 1 H because 1 am not i cap
able writer ? " To test t.o matter ho re
torted to a bright expediency. Taking
one of Thomas Carl ylort series of lectures
on "HeroVorsiiip , ho carefully transIt -
torrcd it to manuscript and mailed it to
the editor ot - Monthly Magazine ,
with u request they inform him why
they could not accept his nork.
At the end of a month's limn Carlylo'n
work cam o back , and with i ti : no \\liicli
read : "Wo have received your several
writings , but regret to say that they are
not up lo the standard that wo require.
The lafil you soul us , and which wo re
turn herewith , is somuwliat better than
your former articles , but still has not Iho
finished style In keeping with our publi
cation. With perseverance and practice
you will doubtless impiovo. " Thu young
Chicagoan has sent that magazine no
more copy , having very sensibly con
cluded thai if Cnrlylo H siylo was not suf
ficiently ' 'finished" to suit Ihuir taste , his
noyor would bo.
Trrpurod with strict regard to Parity , Btr npl'j , sni
HuallbfulnocB. JJr.J'rko'ullalunK'l'oucler contain *
iioAmmonliWraeAlumorl'UofiiliatC5. ) Ur.I'rlco's
JSatruct'jBttUl8 , Lemon , etc. ,
Hunt Nowir I'l
The Tremont ,
j. c nr/iiitAU ( : > A. KN ,
Cor. ttli mill 1'Ms , Lincoln , Neb
HieVI JUT clublruui care trim liouio to nf
purl of Hie
J. H. W. HAtt KINS ,
Architect ,
Oft1ceS > . HI unit 4. . JllclmiJu llloolf , Lincoln.
Nub. \atoronlltli btiuut.
HroeiJof 01 Ilremlernf
( jAt i OUAI turn * . Riioiir lions CAITM
Live Stock Auctioneer
bnlvs mnilu In all vmtu of tinU H. at f ulr
rnteK , KuuinU , Main Hlouli , l.l.icoln , Neb.
Ualto\f y umliitiurt Hum bull *
Farm Loans and Insurance ,
Corrcm > oml ( > n i Ir ictrirl In loans Fol
Joum4 , ItiUmrJi Illonk Mnuuln. Neb
Riverside Short Horns
Of Btrlclly piliu llulrsiinl Hates rupjivilo.Ullu.
Herd numburd about tl > liouil.
KiiniHIon KipruxoiitoJ : I'llberla. Cr.i ; ,
Acuiubs. Ht'iiic-H , Itojuor riliuious , MOHS Jtu404 ,
Jluuliiwo' , Flat Crook \ouii
I'liylllBos , Ixiiiiinit nnd'IruB I/QXH
lliilU lorsulo. I I'uru iliue-i 1'iluorl. I I'uro
tlntfB t'ratrtrn , I Unsent Million , I Voting Jlury ,
1 I'uio Ciuluk blmiik uiiU oilmen Comu mm
liiiixiultho livrl. AUUiesa , OH Ad. .M. 11KAK-
When in Lincoln Mop at
National Hotel ,