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ISEAL.I N. P. Fr.iL , Notary Public.
has done itself proud in
adopting a high license law.
IT is not at all likely that Will Gurly
will bo appointed assistant city attorney.
PKHSONS contemplating insanity should
postpone it. The asylum is already over-
THK Chicago bricklayers Jiavo struck ,
because the contractors refused to pay
them on Saturday.
WITH the mercury boiling above the
eighties , 'tis cheerful to rend that coal
will bo cheaper next month.
GKKEUAL GKEULY gavu us a slight
shower of rain yesterday. We need more
rain and fewer indications.
THE three Mexican army oflicers who
crossed the Mexican borders have not
yet crossed the river of Jordan.
MAYOR BOYD has delivered his vale
dictory , and is no doubt happy to know
that ho is out of the mayor's ollicu.
THE intcr-stato law scorns to have no
effect ou Jell' Davis , lie is still making
long hauls on the country's patience.
Missoum is enjoying an extra session
of her legislature. It is a case when 'tis
to bo regretted that death did not end
WITH Church Howe in Arkansas and
Blinking Water Jim attending strictly to
his own business , there is a painful si
lence among the statesmen of Nebraska.
Tin : Bohanou case will bo tried soon.
It is hoped that the expensive case will
bo permanently settled. Helms already
cost the state more than he is worth.
IOWA wants a line of barges on the
Mississippi and Missouri. "With these , "
says the Gate City , "the railroads need
not interfere with producer or con
sumer. ' '
THE Rock Island intends to occupy as
much of Kansas as possible. It will also
connect with its Nebraska line at Uea-
trice , and run southwest to the main
MAYOR UHOATCII may Bunder po
litical obligations to some ni'on who are
not altogether clean , but it will not do to
have such men foisted upon the public
in any capacity.
AFTER all it is not probable that a chief
ot police will bo appointed until after
the Ixmrdof commissioners have ndoptcd
rules and regulations , and they have boon
Approved by the council.
A MAN has been arrested in Now York
for stealing a section of sidewalk. lie
vras sentenced to the penitentiary. Had
ho stolen a section of land ho would have
been elected congressman.
GAS well fever , it is said , has struck
Iowa. The coal mine found m Omaha
was all the natural gas over found here
However , there is a wide difference be
tween "natural gas wells" and "natural
gas bags. "
THE Atlanta Constitution says : "Wo
are sending to England for a great deal ol
iron and steel. " From that it may bo in
ferred that Kdltor Grady is getting hia
fences in proper shape for the presiden
BECAUSE Omaha's cultured populace
failed to patronize Sarah IJurnhardt.mauj
ot our esteemed exchanges are point
ing the linger of scorn at our city. Omaha
rejoices because it was Sarah's farewell
Ouu dispatches state that General J
Warren Kcifer , ox-speaker , etc. , has ur
rived in Washington accompanied by ar
oration of from 0,000 to 0,000 words. He
claims that if ho gets started on hi :
harangue there is no doubt'of his behif
able to finish it. The committee , whicl
has limited his address to twenty
minutes thinks differently on the subject
and is willing to risk iU reputation ot
being able to choke him off. A battery i :
to be stationed near the speaker's stam
and promptly at 3 o'clock a salute is t <
bo fired. It is sincerely hoped that Wash
ington time will not bo slow. Keifci
should have known enough to have re
uiahiud at homo , .
In Honor of Gnrllclil.
To-day , nt the capltol of the Nation ,
the statue of Garlicjd will bo unveiled by
the society of the nrmyof the Cumber
land with impressive and imposing core-
monies. This memorial to the scholar ,
the soldier and the statesman is thu re
sult of a movement started at the moot
ing of the army of the Cumberland on
September 21 , 1881 , at Chattanooga.
On that day the remains of Garlield were
lying in state in the rotunda of the capitol -
tel in Washington , and the re-union of
the army m which ho had served with
memorial and brilliant results was
turned into a funeral service. The
money for the statue was nearly all
raised by the army of the Cumberland ,
but all the people in the country are rep
resented by the gift by congress of the
cannon for the bronze and the
appropriation for the pedestal and
the unveiling exercises. The statue is
twelve feet high , and represents Garlield
delivering an open-air speech. It is said
to be a nearly perfect portraiture , full of
energy and life , and realistic to n degree ,
Three buttresses boar allegorical figures
in bronze representing Gariicld as thu
student , the soldier and the statesman.
With the event of to-day , although
under the auspices of but one of thu
great armies that conquered rebellion ,
the whole American people are in sym
pathy. All citizens recognize the pro
priety and justice of thus commemorat
ing , at the nation's capital , a public
career which' constitutes a most valuable
chapter of the country's history and
which illustrates in an eminent degree
the promise and the possibilities of
American citizenship. It is well that the
generations to come shall have this evi
dence that the men of to-day had more
than a passing esteem for the high pat
riotism , the courageous manhood , and
the moral and intellectual worth of
James A. Gariiold. ft will add another
to the many monuments that attest a
people's gratitude and refute the axiom
that republics are ungrateful , and among
them all there arc few that will have a
larger or better claim to the homage of
the future citizens of the nation.
O'Rrion in Canada.
William O'Brien arrived in Montreal
yesterday morning , and was greeted by a
largo crowd of sympathizers with his
mission. He opened his campaign last
evening. There arc indications that it
may not be continued without encounter
ing more or less serious trouble. The Eng'
lish population is manifesting a good deal
of feeling , and the leading paper of Mon
treal has warned O'Urion that unless ho
is extremely careful of speech ho will
arouse a counter agitation that may end
in deplorable complications. The appeal
to the patriotism of Englishmen for a defense
fense of Lansdowne , who has nothing in
common with the people of Canada aud
is a mere figurehead of sovereignty , ap
pears extremely ridiculous , but it maybe
effective. It is possible that the English
population of the Dominion may bo in
duced to believe that there is some s < jlf
respect and national pride nt stake , and
will attempt to resent the plain truths
which it is the purpose of O'lkion to toll.
In that case Inure will certainly bo trou
ble unless the representative of the
Irish tenantry of Lansdowne shall with
draw , which ho is not at all likely to do.
Meanwhile the assurances of O'Brien are
frank and fair. Ho is not m Canada to
interfere with its politics , or to ollond
any class of its citizens , or to deal with
the viceroy in his otlicial capacity. He
is there for the purpose solely of telling
the Canadian people the truth , amply at
tested , as to how Lansdowuo has
oppressed and abused hundreds
of people in Ireland whoso
greatest misfortune is"m occupying lands
of which lie is the owner. It is u some
what novel method that Mr. O'Hrien ha
adopted , but it is an entirely proper one.
This oppressor of-tho poor , who has not
the honesty to keep his contracts , nor
the manhood to take the responsibility of
their rejection , deserves to bo shown uj
m his true character , and the proper
tribunal for the exposure is the country
where ho lives and rules. Intimidation
is a recourse O'Brien is used to , and it
will not deter him from fulfilling his
mission to Cauada.
Tlio City Attorney.
Hon. W. J. Connell , who has for years
been the city attorney , is the best officer
the city has ever had in the legal depart
ment. His record is proof of that fact.
When ho took charge of the ollico there
was a largo number of claims against
the city , which promised to block all pub
lic improvements if the litigants wore
successful. Mr. Council at once entered
vigorously upon the work of securing a
good defense in each case , and it is n
noteworthy fact that in no case which ho
has handled was the city defeated.
Thu result restored publio confidence
and opened the way for public
improvements which have wrought so
wonderful a change in Omaha.
Mr. Connell has always faithfully at
tended to the duties of his ollico. Ho has
attended nearly all the meeting s of the
council , and has responded to every re
quest made by that body. During his
four years' service ho has cleared up
claims against the city aggregating
1200,000. , In every case the verdict has
been satisfactory to the city. The cases
now pending , ta will bo seen by his re
port in another column , are 157 , involv
ing almost 300,000. These cases ho has
worked up thoroughly and is prepared to
properly defend them.
Mayor noyd Kctiroa.
Mr. James E. Boyd closed his second
term as mayor of Omaha Tuesday night ,
ana transferred the duties of the execu
tive ollico to the now mayor , Captain
Broatch. The readers of the BEE are fa
miliar with its views regarding the gen
eral course of Mr. Boyd's administrations.
Wo have from time to time found a great
deal to disapprove and very little
to commend. The most serious fault of
the ex-mayor was his continual tendency
to court the favor and pander to the
wishes and interests of the worst social
elements. The effect has been damaging
to the moral character and reputation of
3 the city. In respect of other
matters the ex-mayor was restrained
from abuses of power by the adverse
political majority in the legislative branch
of the municipal government , and cir
cumstances arc familiar in which the
importance of having this controlling
power over the executive ! was clearly
demonstrated. The result of the late
election bore testimony to the popular
sentiment regarding the administrations
of May or Boyd.
The valedictory address of thu retfrlug
mayor succinctly ptosented the condi
tion of the city's attaira. It la ou the
whole gratifying. The evident assump
tion by Mr. Boyd of a largo part of the
credit for this condition is quite in keep
ing with the well-known modesty of that
gentleman , and will therefore receive
duo valun from those familiar with this
distinguishing quality of his character.
Wo are quite willing , however , that he
shall enjoy all the gratification ho can
ilcriru from self-glorification. As a pri
vate citizen wo have only the best wishes
for Mr. Boyd's continued prosperity. In
that relation ho has certainly done a
great deal for Omaha , which is recog
nized and appreciated. Ho has earned
the right to rest and retirement , and we
trust ho will find in them the reward of
abundant happiness and whatever other
benefits they can vouchsafe.
The Chief of Police.
Under this caption the Herald assails
Captain Fitzgerald , who has been men
tioned as a candidate for chief of police.
The llimsy pretext of the Herald is that
bccauso Cup tain Fitzgerald's eyesight is
slightly impaired , ho is physically
incapacitated to perform tlio duties of
thu olllce. Thuro is not in Omaha
to-day a man whoso physical qualifica
tions better fit him for the responsible
position than Captain Fitzgerald's. Ho
is a picture of health and manly vigor.
But because ho happens to wuar specta
cles , and bccauso he was retired from the
army , on account of slight imperfection
of his eyesight , the Jlcraltl insinuates
that ho is a wreck , a pensioner , and a
& Captain Fitzgerald is known to bo a
man of indomitable nerve , cool
judgment and unquestioned integrity.
Brecauso in the strict regulations of
army affairs one slight physical defect
unfits a iiian for a soldier it does not
follofV that ho is ' 'wholly incapacitated"
for a civilian's duty. And it is also
worthy of remark that the Jfcrald studi
ously omits mention of Mr. Fitzgerald's
disability , but would make it appear that
ho was a cripple for life and could not
leave an invalid's chair. Mr. Fitzgerald
is not dependent upon the government
for a "pension , " but is a shrewd , hard-
workingtlbusiness man of considerable
means. Instead of a "pensioner" hois
an honorably retired ollico.
A 1'artinc Shot.
IN his reference to the police depart
ment in his valedictory address , ex-
Mayor Boyd spoke of the members of
ho police force as being generally in-
, elligcnt and capable , but took occasion
o depreciate the intelligence and
mpacity of the marshal. Perhaps
.his was to have been expected ,
but we bciicvo no fair-minded
citizen will question the impropriety
of the attack in the circumstances under
which it was made , while its injustice is
emonstratcd by the fact that with a
wholly inadequate force social order has
been as well maintained in Omaha , and
.hu laws as faithfully cnforced.during the
ncimiboncy of Marshal Cummings ,
as in any other city of equal
population in the country. This has been
accomplished , too , despite the fact that
thu marshal has not only not received
the co-operation of Mr. Boyd , but has
been almost continually harrassed and
mbarrasicd by him. It is not claimed
for the marshal that ho has the
liighcst order of administrative
ability , or that ho has made no
mistakes , but ho has conscientiously
endeavored to do his duty under adyorso
conditions , aud it may well be doubted
whether most men in similar circum
stances would have been more success
ful. At all events the Impeachment of
his intelligence and capacity comes with
11 grace from Mayor Boyd , and will not
inllueucc the judgment of candid men.
THE seventh American nnivorsary of
the Salvation army was observed in Chi
cngo Sunday , in a gorgeous manner.
Tlio Times says : "All day the voices of
thu multitude could bo hoard m the
vicinity of the headquarters singing ho
sannas to the Lord to such tunes as "Old
Dan Tucker , " "Thu Girl 1 Left Behind
Mo , " etc. , accompanied by a discordant
din of drums , horns and tambourines. It
was a great day , a day of rejoicing , and
parading and recruiting. " And thus
religion has finally made itself felt in
the City of Hams.
THE uresitient yesterday appointed
James II. Hyatt of Connecticut to suc
ceed Jordan as treasurer of the United
States. It is understood that the now of
ficial was recommended for the position
by his predecessor. Mr. Hyatt lias boon
a bank examiner , and is said to have ex
cellent qualifications for the important
position to which ho has bcon appointed.
If ho is a financier of the Jordam school ,
however , it is not assured that las
Eoryiccs will bo either valuable or popu
lar. It is to be hoped that such is not
THEY have a very happy way of reliev
ing drouth sufferers in Texas. The
county commissioners of Boxar county
resolved to expend $5,000 in improving
the county roads , with the object of re
lieving the immediate necessities of
drouth sufferers of the county. They will-
be employed at 75 cents per" day , aud will
be paid entirely m provisions. Tools will
DO furnished by the county. This roliovcs
the stigma of being "bcggers , " it is said ,
and all will work.
MAYOR BROATCH has scon fit to send
in the name of lion. J. L. Webster , as
city attorney in place of W. J. Connoll.
Whatever may bo his reason for this
coursetho fact cannot bo denied that ho is
endeavoring to displace avery ofliciontof-
licer. While the BEE knows of no good
reason why there should bo a change , yet
if there is to be a change wo have no hesi
tancy in saying that the selection of Mr.
Webster for the place would prove" satis-
factory. Ho is a lawyer of considerable
ability , and ranks high up m his profes
sion. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ >
OMAHA , has a mind readers lie has
given an exhibition , and judges pronounce -
nounco him a success. The dozen men
wanting to bo chief of police , could learn
from him whether or not there is any po
litical balm In Giluad. by letting him
read Mr , Broatch's mind.
THE new charter provides for several
matters , important to many individuals.
Under its provisions the street card are
compelled to start in thu morning at 0:30. :
This will bo appreciated by the la
boring ; men , who are obliged to get to
their work by 7 o'clock. At tho'present
time It Is very seldom that a car is seen
until seven orliali past seven o'clock ,
THE city attorney being the legal ad
viser of the city council , as well as of the
mayor , the council is largely interested
In securing a faithful and competent
lawyer to fill the ollico. In view of the
efficient services of Hon. W. J. Connell
thu council would bo justified in retaining -
ing him In his present position.
Junni : STINUIUO : : has retired to the
shades of private 'life. ' Ho did not re
main on the bench any great length of
time yet it was all jmlllcicnt to satisfy
our citizens that ho had no business
thuro and thn citizens of Omaha arc to bo
MAYOR BOYU did justice to City Attor
ney Connell in saying that "tho law de
partment has been managed with signal
ability and assiduity. " That fact is o
matter of general public recognition.
THE Herald need have no fear that
Mr. Broatch will attempt prohibition In
Omaha. Ho assisted in passing the Slo-
cumb law , and from all we can learn is
iiot ashamed of it.
Sioux CITY has hold an election and
decided to extend her corporate limits.
Sioux City also wants a bridge. There
is unanimity on all subject m Iowa's
Sioux CITY screams loud and long and
declares that the railroads must releasu
their grip ou that city.
TIIEUE are yet a "few planks loose , "
in Mike Mcaney's political sidewalk.
Aunt Patsy BUCK , of Bugg's Post Office ,
Ky. , Is almost 105 years old.
Two hundred and sixty-two pairs of twins
were born in ChlcaRo during 1SSO.
As many as 5,2ij,000 : trade dollars have
been redeemed to date quite a pocketful.
Favorable advices continue to be received
of the progress of Stanley's African expedi
Building operations In New JTork are
chocked by fears of strikes among the work
It must have bcon a valuable muffin reclpo
for which a Now York lady paid a baker § 50
the other day.
Some unknown frlcna has sent Lieutenant
Clreelcy a check for S5XX ) lor his daughter
who was born a few weeks ago.
An Algerian lion-slayer , who had killed
more than 200 lions , has received the order of
the Legion of llonpr. , The prize paid by the
government for each ( Ion Is 100 francs.
Dunslnano estate : in Scotland , which com
prises Duustnano 'III11 , the supposed site of
Macbeth's castle , Is for sale. It has bcon In
the possession of thfc-.Nalrno family for sev
California canned and preserved and crvs-
tnllzcd fruits are bicqmlng | favorites all over
the world , its canneries turning out for ship
ment alone during ' ( the year just passed
8,000,000 cans of fruits , the counties in which
these fruits were ralsfed having Rained an in
creased taxable valuation of SS3,000COO.
A number of young men held a meeting In
Deadwood a few evenings ago for the pur
pose of forming a i'dung Men's Christian
association , but after considerable discussion
It was decided , in deference to the \vlshot
the majority , to organize a Joint Stock llorsu
Unolni ; association Instead. Deadwood Is
not claiming any unusual boom cither.
Louis E. Granger , now a business man In
New York , while on the staff of General Ull-
nian In Louisiana during the civil war , made
the acquaintance of Lemuel Stockbridge , a
wealthy Scotchman of Cincinnati , who had
gone south to buy cotton. Ho was accom
panied by his wife , who was in delicate
health , but the lines were closed and they
could uot get away. Colonel Granger , how
ever , obtained the necessary permission for
them to pass the lines , and six months after
ward met them on a Mississippi steamboat
while on leave of absence and on his way to
Cincinnati. The boat was llred on by con
federates , and Colonel Granger again rend
ered them valuable service. Mr. Stockbridgo
died hi Edlnburg , Scotland , and by his will
left 550,000 to be paid to the colonel as a
mark of his appreciation. After a long search
by the attorneys of the estate Colonel Gran
ger's whereabouts wore discovered and the
money will bo paid to him In a few days.
A Blc Interrogation Point.
The meeting of Governor David U. 11111
and Colonel Dan Laniont Is the blcccst in
terrogation point of the season.
Who Cares ?
Speaking ot President Cleveland as a prob
able candidate In 1888 , the Now York Sun
says but who cares a rap what the Sun saysV
The civil service reform association which
were doing such noble work toward the pop
ularization of the relorm Idea , are paralyzed.
They aiu heard from now only In an occa
sional shame-faced attempt to apologize for
Leaving too Aliicli For Imagination.
An eastern poet asks : "O watchman ,
pacing neath the skies , above the peaks seost
dawn arise ? " How absurd. If you would
occasionally come down to the realities of
life they would know that watchmen don't
pace 'neath the skies to any great extent.
The watchman whom the poet had In mind
was probably either asleep on his beat or
playing whisky pokerln the nearest saloon.
On the lleach.
To-day , as in the oldou 4ays ,
I strayed along the "white sea beach ,
Where alternate the sun and haze ,
And over sounds the sea's wild speech.
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The shells lay pink upon the sands
As ever I had seen before ;
I took the old friends1 in ; my hands ,
But thing them sadly to the shore.
The gentle waves , fronrfur at sea ,
Complaining roledra.nit ! kissed my feet ;
But all their voices manned to mo ,
Their inurmurlncs were no loncor sweet.
The sunshine fell uponthe : main
And iravo a glitter to IU breast ;
But Its bold shimmer gave me pain ,
And tilled my heart with hot unrest.
The sands were soft ami washed and white ;
The waters left their lines , as each
Wave , chattering , climbed a further height ;
But soulless now was that fair beach.
Why , we , was sunshine gloom to me ?
Waves mocking ? aud pink shells unfair ?
Why do I love no more the sea ?
Because , dead Love , tbou'rt burled there.
STATE Atili TKItmTOKY.
Nebraska Jut tine * .
The Chappell Enterprise is dead.
Mr. Kumioko , a prominent resident ol
Sohuylor , is dead.
The water mains in iNebraska are to bo
extended eight miles.
The Blue Hill roller mill is ready for
business. The plant cost $3,500.
Koal estate is sulllcicntly active in Norfolk -
folk to demand the seivices of a street
The saloona of Crelghlon have dried
up. Jug fulls of the joyful Can be had
on the sly.
The Gcring Weekly Courier Is abrbad
in Cheyenne county. A. B. Woods is the
motive power ,
The Traveling Men's club dedicated
their now hall at Norfolk , last Friday ,
with a joyful racquet.
Shelton is ready to accommodate two
more railroads , but objects to being
make a "center" of a do/.en systems ou
The Kuo.v county scat question is rising
with thu temperaluru in Croighton and
S'iobrara. The latter , having possession ,
is nine laps in the lead.
Some parties In Mudlson arc suspected
of the diabolical crime of poisoning thu
liorscs of neighbors with whom they hiivo
a quarrel ,
The saloon keepers of Loup City con
tribute $5 a month to pay for police , in
addition to the regular license. This as
sists their customers to go homo loaded
to thu chin ,
Andy Pancake , of Broken Bow , had
liis swell front flattened to his spiuo by a
runaway horsu. Flaxseed poultices will
probably draw him out to his normal
The accommodating editor of the
Hushvillu Sun , sweating in thu light of a
$10.000 libel suit , wrote to thu injured
plamtiu" , C. C. Akin , enquiring how
much ho would discount the bill for cash
and what proportion could bo paid in
The will of the late'Robert Hawko. of
Nebraska City , has been filed for probate.
It divides a largo estate in property and
cash among hia children and relatives. A
farm of 100 acres and $10,000 is placed in
thu hands of executors for ten years for
his son William. At the end of the pur-
iod the property is to bo turned over to
him , provided ho abandons evil associa
tions and a woman named Sadie Glad
The DCS Moines Loader will discon
tinue the Monday morning edition.
Sioux has stretched her municipal
limbs several miles into the country.
Active preparations are going on at
Kingslny lor the extension of the railroad
to Sioux City.
The colored preacher who was arrested
iu Sioux City a week or two ago on
charge of obtaining money under false
pretenses and discharged is now working
A Hancock county cow last week was
relieved of a calf with two perfectly
formed heads and necks joined to one
body. The calf was dead and an exam
ination showed but one pair of lungs.
Improvements to the amount of $00,000
have already been made in Fort Dodge
this spring and the Chronicle says sulli-
ciunt has boon promised for the next
three weeks to make the total $100,000.
The uartius sinking an artesian well at
Ottumwa on Saturday struck a flow of
450 gallons pur minute of soft pure water.
The contractors think a still better llow
can be obtained and will sink thu well
still beyond its present depth , which is
V. W. Bullock , for twelve years n
prominent grain dealer of Burlington ,
has abandoned the business and removed
to Denver , Col. , claiming that the inter-
stale commerce law placed such restric
tions upon the grain business at Burling
ton as to maku it unprofitable.
The long and short haul has raised a
storm of indignation in the interior
cities. Hero is a specimen from the
Marshalltown Republican : "The pcoplo
of Iowa ought to boycott every Chicago
house that is demanding of the roads the
suppression of Iowa's industries , every
Chicago newspaper that advocates it ,
and every railroad that agrees to it.
The ingratitude of that town is paralyz
ing. It has fattened oft" Iowa , and , oven
while it holds out its spoon for more ,
impudently damns the cook. Try St.
Louis awhile. "
Rodiiold is to have a creamery to cost
Sioux Falls has raised the $50,000 guar
anty for the Dulutli lino.
"A road from Omaha and a bridge , " is
the watchword , at Yankton.
Fanners' alliances are becoming very
popular in the territory , there being such
an association iu nearly every organized
.Ex-Pugilist McNally. now marshal of
Rapid City , added fresh wreaths to his
fame as a regulator and peace preserver
last week. Ho shot aud killed a diseased
Engineers of the Northwestern are
cross-sectioning south of Rapid City , and
it is said the road will rest at Whitewood
next winter , about forty-live miles north
west of Rapid City.
A curious wind storm from the south
west struck Faulkton about 11:30 : last
Friday night which greatly .alarmed the
people. A great many took refuge in
collars. Neither thunder , lightning nor
rain accompanied the wind , which came
very near being a cyclone. It lasted
about thirty minntos.
A Wasted Life.
Woodland ( Cal. ) Democrat : Willard
Huntley , the man who is known far and
wide as "Perpetual Motion , " is dead.
He passed over tlio dark river last night
after a lifo to all but himself was wasted.
Ho was over 83 years of ago , was a na
tive of New Hampshire , and had been in
California ever since 1353. Some thirty
years ago ho became infatuated with the
belief that ho could solve the perpetual
motion puzzlo. Ho at ouco set to work ,
and up to the time of his death had not
relinquished his idea. When he first
began the work ho had consider
able money and a fine ranch three
miles west of town. Ho squandered nearly
everything ho had , and had not relatives
restrained him ho would have spent
everything years ago. In his barn ho has
at the present time a nmchino of wonder
ful proportions , and it is the sanio ono
upon which ho has spent his lifo and for
tune. Ho was a. . character seen dally on
our streets lugging heavy castings ,
wheels , and pieces of lumber. Ho was
old and bent and thin years ago , and how
ho managed to live was a mystery. The
hope of completing the machine was
about the only strength ho had. His eyes
also began to fail him a year or so ago ,
and for some months he had been con
fined to his bed , Ho frequently took trips
down to Stockton , Sacramento and other
places to sell stock iu his project , and not
only always failed , but was looked upon
Not a Desirable Visitor.
Toledo Pilot : Frank Muldoon occu
pies a cabin on his claim three miles
above Vance , W. T. On returning from
work ono night ho found that something
had been in his cabin and strewn things
around promiscuously. Hu supposed the
intruder to bo a dog , but the next even
ing on approaching the house a panther
ran out of it , Inking in his mouth a side
of bacon. That night thu animal
was hoard by Muldoon , but not
seen. On the following day
Muldoon took his gun with him to work ,
leaving the house securely fastened , but
on returning in the evening a racket in
side was evidenced that Mr. Pantherwas
at his evening meal. Investigation
showed hu had torn oft several boards
from the back of the hou.ie. Muldoon
shouted to bring him out and in a mo
ment his head appeared at the hole ,
when Muldoon shot him in the neck.
The wound was fatal , but did not cause
death until the panther had spattered hU
blood all over the house and demolished
everything in it. . . '
A ROMANCE OF THE FIFTIES ,
Plundering the Oargo of tlio North
GRIFFITH'S LOST FORTUNE.
1'roflpcctltic on Hoard n Slilp ApplyIng -
Ing Mlnlni : Ijitwn nt Sea
WlilNky ami Avnrlco Iy-
San Francisco Chronicle : Away back in
the fifties , when men were hurrying to the
mines in the wild race for gold which fol
lowed the discovery of the precious metal
near Sutler's mill , fortunes were some
times madu in San Francisco with a rapid
ity which astonished oven the lucky min
ors , who , after a big strike , camu tolhocity
to squander their winnings. Sometimes
the suddenly acquired wealth was the
result of a lucky stroke of speculation
in some commodity of which there hap
pened to be a dearth in thu market , and
sometimes it was brought about by farsighted -
sighted combinations of careful , conserva
tive business men. Everybody was on
the watcli for an opportunity to grasp
the golden opportunity which might
come to any ono at n moment's notice.
Among those who were thus waiting for
that tide in the n Hairs of men , which ,
taken at the Hood , leads on to fortune ,
was Captain William Griffith , now one
of the capitalitds of the city.
Captain IGrillith at tlio time was the
owner of a little tugboat called the Reso
lute. The craft would make a fair-sized
launch for the largo and jiowcrful steam
ers which now do the towing ou the bay ,
and with her small engines and diminu-
tivu wheel could not cone successfully
with the strong tides which set through
the Golden Gain , especially with a largo
ship at thu end of the hawsur.
All of the Captain's capital was in
vested iu the tug , and hu and his chief
assistant. Captain William Dicdrickson ,
or "Old Captain Bill , " as thu tugmun
and shipowners called him , were on
watch day aud night to turn an honest
penny. It was hard grubbing , however ,
and tlio owner was often hard-pressed to
find the money to pay thu running ex
penses of the steamer.
THE NORTH AMERICA M'RI'.OKEU.
On a stormy dav in February , of 1854 ,
when the wind was blowing a gale from
the north-eastjand all the shipping in port
was as safe and comfortable as good
ground-tackle could make them , and the
sea on the bar was so heavy that there
seemed but little probability of any in
ward boutod ship attempting to muko the
harbor , the little Rusoluto steamer down
the bay toward the Gatu m the hope that
something would turn up which might
give her a job , For several hours she lay
tossing in the chopping sea in the chan
nel , until late in the afternoon a largo
ship was seen beating in against the
wind , helped by the last of the Hood tido.
Tlio craft was well handled aud in a
short time crossed the bar and began a
series of short tacks to bring her inside
From her rig and signals she wasmado
out to be the ship North America , from
Now York , laden with a general cargo
valued at nearly five hundred thousand
dollars. Everything went well until the
vessel was nearly opposite Fort Point ,
when by some error of judgment or the
confusion and excitement caused by the
rapid work of handling such a largo
craft in such a narrow channel , the pilot
ordered the helm no instead of down ,
and the ship were instead of coming
about in stays. Shu whirled like a top ,
and with the speed of an express train
on a down grade dashed across the nar
row expanse of water for the opposite
shoro. Before she could bo got fairly
under command the short distance had
been traversed and the good ship North
America was making a vain efl'ort to bore
a hole in Point Diablo with her jibboom.
TO THE KESCUU.
The watchers on the Rusoluto at once
steamed to the rescue , as the crow were
seen to rush at once to the boats , and it
was evident the ship had been seriously
damaged aud was about to be abandoned.
Before the tug reached the ship , which
was drifting rapidly out to sea before the
gale , the boats wore seen to put off ,
loaded with the crow , and the ship was
loft a waif on the ocean. As tlio tug
passed the boats the crew was hailed and
urged to return and attempt to rescue
the vessel. They filially agreed to go
back , but as soon as they came alongside
the men and olliecrs started for cabin and
forecastle , and a wild scramble to save
personal effects began. As soon as the
boats wnro loaded with all they could
safely carry , they were again manned ,
and o&cers and crew abandoned her to
Hero was a chance for a fortune such
as seldom comes to a man. and Captain
Griffith determined to make an effort to
sccuro it. The ship and cargo could not
bo worth less than $730,000 , and the
slaves of such a sum would give the
owner of thu rescuing tug a fortune such
as ho had never in hia most sanguine mo
ments hoped to possess. With all possi
ble speed a hawser was got out to the
wrecked ship , and then began a pro
tracted struggle of the little steamer
against the wind. The tide bad stopped
running , and slowly the little craft gained
against the gale until she was fairly
withrK the narrower portion of the chan
nel. Visions of wealth floated buforo the
captain's eyes , and the dull skies filled
with musses of. grqy clouds seemed ex
ceedingly rosy to him.
Unfortunately , about this time the tide
began to run out , and the tug and her
tow became stationary. As the tide be
came stronger the advance was changed
to a retrograde movement. It was not
long before it became evident that the
Resolute and the ship , which was sinking
rapidly , would bo carried out to sea , and
that if any part of the cargo was to bo
saved she must bo beachcdat some point
close at hand.
AITLYINO MINING LAWS.
Just outsidu of Point Diablu is a small
cavu with deep water close in to the
beach. The tug made fast alongside of
the ship and in a short time ran her hard
and fast on thn shelving shore of the cave
and loft her thuro.
The news of the wreck and the posi
tion of the ship was soon noised through
the town and bcforo daylight the next
morning all the idlo'men in San Fran
cisco who could procure a sail or row
boat which would keep afloat long enough
to make the trip , were on their way to
the spot. The decks and spars were
soon stripped of everything which could
bo moved , and then the raid pnthi ) cargo
began , horawhilo a free fight seemed
inevitable , but the danger was averted
by a suggestion of a returning minor. The
deck was staked ofl' into mining claims.
Axes were obtained from tlio ship's
stores and in a few minutes a hundred
men were busy chopping holes in the
deck as the hrst stop toward sinking a
shaft on their claims.
Before long entrances were made and
then the fun began. As soon as a box
was reached it was opened , a cursory in
spection of ita contents nmdo and the
more valuable articles appropriated.
Boats were busy passing and ropassing
to the shore , carrying away the plunder
secured by the mining partners of the
boat owner. Poles were set and lines
run In them on the slopes of the point
It soon looked as though all the laun
dries and dyeing establishment * in the
country were having an industrial exhi
bition. Silks , satin , cloth , woolen , cot
ton and linen goods of every concelv-
able shade wore fluttering and Happing
In the wind. i
As no man was allowed to go outside
of the aide lines of his claim it was not
long before an cncrgetio minor Had
reached the lower hold and topped u bar
rel of M-hi-sky , of which there was n
goodly quantity on board. Ho at oiict
announced his rich strike. Buckets were
procured and the liquor nassnl cm dek. - .
l-upsglas csbroken bottlos.tin can any
thing that would hold tno liquor loiig
enough wore used as drinking vessels.
-1 ho fun grow fast and furious. Men ar
rayed themselves in hatu , boots and ready
made clothing from the ship's cargo anil
a unuiuo spree was inaugurated. As the
liquor took ulleet thn members of thu
marine mining camp resorted to the Ian-
cuago most familiar to them and a var
iable Brbet ; was thu result. The rlgning ,
jit least so much of It as was left stand-
ng , was soon occupied by mou clad in
broadcloth , wearing bilk hats still
wrapped in paper , singing and shouting
and encouraging thu few workers below
in oyery language known to thu civilized
world. Iho saturnalia continued for
three or four days , and only ceased when
the last of the cargo which could bo
reached had been taken out and thu ship
was beginning to break up. Thou thu
majority of the wreckers abandoned her ,
but a faithful few refused to leave as
long as a barrel of liquor remained un-
broached. Some of ilium lay about the
deck in a drunken stupor the greater
portion of the time , waking only to renew -
now their debauch and again lapse into a
drunken sleep. When the ship finally
wont to pieces it was known that a num
ber of men of this class were still on
board. They were never heard from
again , and are supposed to have gone to
thu bottom or fioated out to sea to fucd
the fishes. In those days thu disappear
ance of a man created but little comment.
lie might have gene to the minesor , dis
gusted with frontier lifo.havo . shipped before -
fore the mast on a homoward-bound vos-
sul. No inquiries were made , and no one
can tell how mary of the miners who
quarried out the cargo of thu North
America came to their death by drown
ing when the ship broke up.
Far better than the harsh treatment of
medicines which horribly gripe the pa
tient and destroy the coming of iho
stomach. Dr. J. II. McLean's Child * and
Fever Cure by mild yet olluctivo action
will cure. Sold at 50 cents a bottlu.
The Colored Man Who Koso From
Cabin Hey to Ilo the Ilest 1'llot
on tlio Savannah lllvnr.
Augusta Chronicle : John Bell , the old
Savannah river steamboat pilot , who died
in Savannah recently " , dui < erves moro
than a passing notice. He had boon on
the river forty-three years first as cabin
boy , then as a deckhand , finally , through
his intelligence and thorough knowledge
of the river , ho was raised to the position
of pilot , in which capacity ho officiated
until thu dav of his death. Ho was con
sidered by all the river captains as the
most cHieient aud trusted pilot on the
Savannah river. He has experienced
many dangers from burning steamerd ,
etc. , and through his coolness and pres
ence of mind saved many persons from
the U nines and watery graves. Ho acted
as pilot on the steamer Carrie when that
ill-fated boat burned , and on that occa
sion his conduct was finch that nearly
every passenger escaped. Notwithstand
ing ho was literally .surrounded by fire ,
he heroically stuck to the wheel , run
ning the boat six times ashore , but with
out avail , as the ropu would bo burned
in two as fast as the attempt would be
made to tie up the steamer.
When compelled to plunge into the
river to save himself from the lire , he did
not take to the tdiorc until ho had com
pletely exhausted himself by his oflbrts
to save those who were forced to jump
into the river. Ho was ono colored man
in a thousand , being not only u man of
high principle and honor , but a devoted
husband and father. His family never
know what it was to want during his life
time. Ho was exceedingly gunurous , aud
was never known to reluso help to any
one when it was in his power to do so.
in his death the steamboat corporation
have sustained a great loss , as ho not only
thoroughly understood the navigation of
the river , but couH be counted ou in any
emergency. His behavior and exemplary
conduct won for him the esteem of all
who Knew him.
MOST PERFICT MADE
Prac wed wlft etriet rogord toPnHtr , Btroogtb , MI&
lleolthfalnaiw. Dr. I'rico'BlHktDgPowdor contains
no Ammonia , Umo.Alnm or I'htnphatefl. Dr.Price'a
BiUMts , YaoiUd , Lemon , etc , < UvocdeMaioaaly.
Quickest Selling Article Ever Invented ,
PRICE OF DASHER , $ l.iia
NoodBno talking , but rcnllr | i thn I'rotlloit Sboirln ?
Article ou I lie Market.
OMAHA , Neb. , April ZH , 1887. This is
to certify that we , the undersigned , have
this day witnessed a churning by ' 'The
Perfect Self Revolving Churn Dashers , "
which resulted in producing 3l , pounds of
first class butter from one gallon of cream
la jnst one minute and fifteen seconds.
W. K WrUlit. proprietor "Omaha Dalr/i" O. W.
Whcelor , mtniiiuromahn Datrjri" I'nul n. Tale.
Marchuilii' National liank ; A. 1) . Tiiuitlln.N lra k
Nntlmml Hank ; 1'rof. ( Jennrall. IlatUburn , nroprletur
"OmttmllailnuiColleKv ; " Prof. U J. UlnVo , tiacti-
arorSbortkanil ; Ilarrjr Ulrrlnm , JUor'TUMau
Wil'tH. UliL "B e" Will J. Dobbi , IU K. Art
J.K. Krn."World. " Trunk K. Oroon"HeraM
Dc.J.W. H nrcli. Dr.J. W.O/aarl.
Dr. C. U. U. Ulart- Dr. Ifiimllum Wurron.
II. U. Hullreal eitate , J. W , llniren.rBal oitato
John Kudcl , Joweler. CiirUOrff. ( urnlturu.
Slate and County lilgM * for Sale ,
J'rojlts U'iU Surprise .You.
Call or write to us at once. Qu ck talcs
and large profit * . Very truly ,
J. W. & A. PoriiAf , Prop's.
llogmlCruUDte Blotk , N.lGth el. , OwtbfcNeb.
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