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IHE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. JULY-3 ; 1887.-TWEI/VE PAGES.
CABLE RAILROADERS' ' WORK.
Incorporation Articles of Moment riled
Yesterday at Lincoln.
"ICE" MARSHAL AND NICE MEN.
IV'hnt Wilt Ra Done To-Morrmv at the
1'cnltontlary nnd Asylum Gen *
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The Cable Tramway company , of
Omaha , has filed amended articles of in
corporation with the secretary of stato.
The changes arc as follows :
Whereas , In pursuance of thn resolution
adopted by the board of directors of this
company , nt Its meeting held .May 5,1S37 , n- :
KatilitiK tlie Increase of the cunltal stock to
81,000iOO ( , and permitting an Indebtcd'jcss
two-thirds tlmt nmount. The stock holders
liavo nearly unanimously autlioiized ttic
boanl of i ! tree tors to amend the articles of
incorporation to that ollect.
Kenolvcd , That article 4 be so amended ns
to place the capital stock at 81,000.000 ,
In shares of 8100 cacti , at least S
) > CT cent of which shall be
Tialrt at the time of suuscilptlon
nnd the balance upon call of the buard of
directors and that the highest amount of in
debtedness or liability to which the company
shall bu at any time subjected H $ CGr > , GGO.
The alfalrs and business of the company
shall bo conducted by a boanl of live direct
ors and a president , vice president , sec
retary and treasurer.
A certificate Is added setting up that
the resolutions arc a true copy of the
original resolutions. The articles are
signed by Samuel It. John.son , president
ot the Cable Tramway company of
Omaha ; ( J. 15. Hustin , secretary , nnd
Samuel It. Johnson , L. 1) ) . Williams. C.
U. Hustin , W. V. Morse , Samuel D. Mer
cer and C. 1) ) . Histinc , directors.
The superintendent of public Instruc
tion is in daily receipt of petty
complaint * from various school
ollicers and county superintendents in
regard to the management of county
schools. Any disagreement between di
rectors and superintendents is abruptly
referred to him without any apparent et-
fort to adjust them at homo , Usually
they are not of great importance and
Unfertile law and decisions made by tin
state superintendent and his predecessors
nro quite easily adjusted , but at the same
time they occupy uolittlu time and atten
Already the state house has assumed a
Fourth of July appearance. Of course
the olliccs will bo closed from Saturday
until Tuesday and all ollicials and clerks
will betake themselves to their homes or
Rome place of leisure and resort. Secre
tary of State Laws has gone to Orleans ;
Governor Thaycr wont to Crete to re
view the encampment and take in the
Chautauquu.V. . W.Lccso'aasgonohomo ,
Guy A. Brown Is in the cast ; J. C. Cow-
drey and wife tire in the city , guests of
the Hon. U. it. Cowdry , deputy secretary
The penitentiary and asylum will cele
brate the Fourth in proper shape. At
the asylum they will have ice cream ,
cake , lemonade and candy , to conclude
with a dance for the amusement of the
unfortunates. Prof.V ebor's band will
furnish the music. The convicts will also
have a day of recreation nnd rest from
arduous labor. They will be given n
frao dinner nnd will have a regular
Fourth of July celebration with speeches
and song. The convicts themselves arc
arranging a programme in which they
will participate m the exercises nnd thus
relieve for ono day the tccliousncss of
Lancaster county refunding bonds to
the amount of $150,000 have been regis
Last night Captain Hill , the governor's
private secretary , went to Crete with
half a dozen friends to take in the assem
bly. It was announced that the train re
turning would leave at 0IW. : As a matter
of fact it loft the grounds switch at 0:25 ,
and the captain and his friends got left
and had the pleasure of patronizing a
Crete hotel until the early morning train
The proprietors of the Standard street
railway are waking up to the importance
of commencing work. The charter has
been grunted the company and the pro *
prlotors. lialdwin , Pitcher and Baldwin
are getting estimates on material and
labor. The line is to commence at the
various depots and extend through the
business and residence part of the city
nnd thence northeast by the state farm
to the Wnsloyan university , a distance of
nearly five miles. This line when put in
operation will open up a vast territory to
Already work has commenced on the
now university , and it will bo pushed
right along. The excavation is being
made for the foundation and is to bo
completed very soon.
The recent arrest of gamblers and the
consequent fines has made things lively.
Gus SauudiTs claimed the confiscated
goods and secured possession of them by
replevin. He then proceeded to get hot
nt Marshal Cooper , who is also a dealer
in ice nnd gave a written order teir ! ice
delivery should cease at once and that
if the bill was presented at once it would
be paid. Cooper docs not care for this ,
tor where he loses ono customer of such
A character ho gains two , that are more
desirable , that content witii this. Ho
undertook to intimidate the marshal
farther and threatened that ho would do
this and that if Cooper did not lot up on
the gentry. The marshal bos been suf
ficiently aggravated and will at once
issue an order requesting all gamblers ,
prostitutes nnd other persons with
out visible means of support , or of
uncertain character to leave the city
within forty-eight .hours or they will bo
- arrested and prosecuted to the fullest ex
tent of the law.
The street car company will put down
n double track on the streets to bo
The "March to the Boa. "
July Century : One single fact aboul
the "March to the Sea" unknown to mo
was ruvcalod by General Grant in his
'Memoirs , " vol. II. , page 370 :
I was in favor of Sherman's plan from
the time it was first submitted to mo
My chief of staff , however , was very bit
terly opposed to it , nnd , as 1 learned sub
sequently , finding that he could not
move me , ho appealed to the authorities
at Washington to stop it.
I had been acminintnd with Genera
John A. Uawlins , General Grant's "chief
of staff , " from the beginning of the war
lie was always most loyal and do voted to
his chief , an enthusiastic patriot , and of
real ability. Ho was A neighbor of Gen
eral Grant in Galena at the breaking out
of the war , a lawyer in good practice , an
intense thinker , and a man of vehement
expression : a soldier by force of circum
stances rather than of education or prac
ticoyotof ; inlinitousoto his chief through
out the war and up to the hour of his
death as secretary of war , in 1809. Gen
era ! Uawlins was enthusiastically devoted
voted to his friends in the western army
with which ho had been associated from
Cairo to Vlcksburg and Chattanooga
ll'.l nnd doubtless , like many nthora nt the
time October , 1801 feared that I was
nbout to load his comrades in a "wild
cooso chase , " not fully comprehending
the objects aimed at , or that I on the
spot had bettor inuuus of ac
curate knowledge than ho in the
distance. Ho did not possess tin
magnificent equipoise of General Grant
nor the confidence in my.militury sagaciti
which his chief did , nnd I am not at al
urnriMMt to learn that he wunt to Wash
Ingt'Mrow City Point to obtain an orde
from the president or secretary of war to
eo p l tae with an army of 05,000 of the
best soldiers whloh America had nvor
produced to remain Idle when an oppor
tunity was offered suuh as never occurs
twice to any man on earth. General
llawlino was right according to the light
ho possessed , and I remember well my
feeling of uneasiness that something of
the kind inlplit happen , and how free
nnd glorious l frit when the magic tele
graph was cut , which prevented the pos
sibility of orders of any kind from the
rear coming to delay or hinder us from
what I know was comparatively easy of
execution nnd was sure to bo a long
stride toward the goal wo were aiming at
victory and peace from Virginia to
Texas. Ho was ono of the many referred
to by Mr. Lincoln who sat in the dark
ness , but after the event saw a great
light , Ho never revealed to me the
doubts he had had. W , T. S.IIUUUA.N.
Men In Now York Who Get ns Much
Salary ns the President.
Washington Post : There are a score
f men In flow York who are paid as
utich for their services each year as the
ircsidont of the United States. Forty
liousand dollars a year is a very tidy
itlary. There are hundreds of men who
gut $ W,000 a year salary , and the number
vho get from $10,000 to $20,000 are
ogion. Very ordinary men got from
13,009 to ? s,0v > 0 a year , or as much as
i cabinet omacr. Dr. Norvln Green ,
> resident of the Western Union
clegraph company , is paid $50,000.
5o is Chauncey M. Depcw , president of
ho New York Central railroad. Uichard
M. MoOurdy , president of the Mutual
. .ifo Insurance company , gets a like
tmoiint. John Iloe.y , president of Adams
Express company , 'fares equally ns well ,
'resident Henry U , Hyde , of the Equit
able Lifo Insurance company , Is also in
ho hat . George G. Williams , president
of the Clromteal National bank , the
ichcst banking institution in Amcricn ,
vith nearly ! ? 5,000OCO of surplus ,
P'0,000,000 average deposits , is paid a
hal.iry ot $23,000 yearly. President Potts ,
of the Park bank , and President Tappan ,
of the ( iallatln National bank , receive a
iko Mini each twelve months.
The best paid minister in Now York is
Jr. John iliill , n brainy man from the
lortli of Ireland , who preaches to $200.-
K)0,000 ) every Sunday morning. His Is
.ho smallest church in town. Ho owes
is ! rise in life to Robert Bonner , of the
Licdger , who found him preaching to n
small congregation In Dublin , and in
duced him to como to America. Ho gets
a salary of 2D,000 u year and makes
? 5,000 by his newspaper and maga/.ino
articles. Ilo is given a luxuriously fur
nished house as well. Dr. Morgan Dix ,
the chief pastor of Trinity
church corporation the wealth
iest in America , receives flO.MO
yearly. Dr. William L. Taylor , of the
Broadway tabernacle , gets the same
amount. Ho docs literary work and lec
turing that brings his income up to
$20,000. Dr. Charles Hall , of the Fifth
avcnne Presbyterian church , is paid
$15,000. He is very eloquent , and his
church is crowded at all services. Dr.
Parkhurst , of Madison square church ,
gets $112,000. Ho has a largo nnd distin
guished congregation. Cyrus W. Field
is one of the pillars of the church. Dr.
Paxton , who preaches to Jay Gould and
others less wealthy , is paid $15.000. The
Rev. Robert Collyer , the blacksmith
preacher , is paid $10,000.
A LAST SURVIVOR.
Ono of UuRtor's Command Has Just
lllod In Arkansas.
Grcon County ( Ark. ) Events : Thomas
Underwood , a native of Alamanco
county , N. C. , but who for a few years
past has boon living in and near Gaines
ville , died in destitute nirccumstanccs at
the residence of J , A. Hunter on Wednes
day , the 8th inst. , of general debility.
Mr. Underwood was member of General
oral Custer's ill-starred command , which
was so ruthlessly slaughtered by Sitting
Bull and his Indians at the
battle on Little Rosebud several
years ago , and so far as is known was
the only ono of the little band of heroes
to escape death on that bloody day , he
himself being desperately wounded in
several places , from the ellects of which
ho has been n cripple ever since ,
Deceased loaves two children , & son
nnd daughter , and other relatives in Ala
bama county , N. C. , nnd had just re
turned from visiting them a few weeks
bcforo his death. All the care that was
possible WAS given him during his last
hours by Mr. and Mrs. Hunter and fam
ily , who deserve great praise for unre
mitting' kindness and attention to "tho
within their , " The
stranger gates re
mains were buried in Gainesville ceme
tery on Thursday.
The Pond Itllj Man.
Detroit Free Press : He appeared sud
denly at the door of a fashionable board
ing house the'othor day , wearing a bland
smile and a seersucker suit.
The ladies were all grouped on the ver
anda in breakfast costumes.
"Ladies , " he said , doffing his hat , "a
gentleman who boards hero asked mo to
bring this basket of lillios and present it
with his compliments to the prettiest
lady hero. "
There was a moment's pause , and a
maiden who had soon many summers
asked sharply :
"Woll , why don't you present it ? "
The man made a deprecatory bow.
"How can 1 miss ? Ilo forgot to give
mo any address , and I couldn't pick out
ono from so many. "
"What did ho look like ? " asked all the
ladles at once.
"Very distwaugoy ; with a light mus
tache , or , lemuio see , was it dark ? 1 kind
of disremember the color. But that's
what ho said the prettiest lady. "
"Could it have been Mr. . Do you
suppose ho ordered them for that horrid
Miss ! "
"Moro likely for the Widow . "
"It must have boon Captain . "
"I hate to take Uiem back , " said the
man rellcotivcly. "If the lady ho meant
will pick herself out , I'll give her the
lilies , " and ho twirled ono fragrant bud
in his hand.
"I suppose you couldn't sell us any of
them. " murmured a sweet old thing who
knew she was the "ono" meant.
" 1 could sell to you altogether , but not
to one ; that wouldn't be fair. You see
the gentleman will know I couldn't afford
to lese the sale of 'em. Six for tivo cents
ladies. If I can't find the right ono
'taint ray fault , an * 1 never see s'many
pretty ladles afore in my life. "
"Pit take a bunch. "
"And I. "
Tbe basket was soon emptied. At
dinner every lady were a lily in her
hand or at her belt , and Mr. and
Captain were smiled upon by turns
by tbe whole possu of female boarders to
their great surprise.
"Good heavens ! what have we done to
deserve it ! " asked the goatlemon of each
other , as they were thanked for their good
The ladles do not know yet that they
were the victims of a commercial ruse on
the part of the My vender.
Capacity of a Freight Oar.
A load is nominally ton tons or 20.000
pounds. The following can bo carried :
Whisky , CO barrels ; salt , 70 barrels ; lime ,
00 barrels ; flour , 90 barrels ; eggs , 180 to
100 barrels ; Hour , 800 sacks ; wood , 0
cords ; cattle , 18 to SO head ; hogs. 50 to GO ;
sheep , 80 to 100 ; lumber , 0,000 feet ; bar
ley , UOO bushels ; wheat , 310 bushels ; flaxseed -
seed , 300 bushel * ; apples , 970 bushels ;
com , 400 bushels ; potatoes , 430 bushels :
oats , 030 bushels ; bran , 1,000 bushels ;
butter , 20,000 pounds ; oranges , 350 boxes ;
strawberries , 20,000 pounds , including re
frigerators ; all other fruits ot all kinds ,
30,000 pounds to the car. They are now
building can of 40,000 or 60,000 pounds'
capacity , in which 000 boxes of oranges
can bo loaded.
THE NEGLECTED FLAGS ,
An Excursion to the Htoreroom of the
Correspondence of the Philadelphia
Press : The best chance m Washington
to get acquainted with the red tape of
the war department Is to try to sec the
captured battle flags. The experience
gained in reaching the attio where they
are kept is well worth even a longer
rip. The lint obstacle in the way is
Secretary Emlicott's colored doorkeeper ,
vho Is possessed with , the' permanent
allucina'tioh thai the secretary "is
lot In. " When his mind is disa-
niscd of this idea , and the equally posit-
vo hallucination that the .secretary
an't sco'any ono to-day Is dislodged , the
Isltor gets as far as the great man's sec-
clary. That young man refers him to
Jenoral Drum's ' secretary , when , after
another skirmish with the doorkeeper , ho
inally reaches a medium-sized , red-faced
nan , with white hair and tuomtachowho
s announced as General Drum himself ,
. 'ho general , if the credentials are all
Ight , or there is no reason apparent for
a refusal , gives out a brief note to the of-
icor in charge of the Hags , and if the of-
leer seems satisfied you can get to see
hem in his company.
The room whore they were hidden islet
lot nnd stuffy. The records of the flags ,
which makes them interesting , nro re
moved or locked up by the adjutant ge
eral's orders , and the e place is as
ininteresting as a democratic auministra-
ion's intent can make it. In going down
oward the ground lloor again visitors
ire expected to go out of the elevator in
itirry at the intimation that his highness
he secretary wants to ride.
UOOM KOU THE SEC11ETAUV.
Going down the other morning , I hart
.rnrdly got a chance hear the electric boll
ring , when tint operator , his hair raising
ivitfi the possibility of instant dismissal.
shouted , "Get out ; get out quick. " I
nildly asked wiia * . I should got out quick
'or , and was to'.d in the same agoni/cd
one of voice that the score-
ary was coming. I got out to
see him come. and it was
worth the effort. The Kndicott cnrringc
iad just wheeled away from the sccro-
tnrv's entrance on the white house side
of the building and the secretary himself ,
alone menials and clerks having appar
ently buried themselves hastily in the
rooms adjoining the corridor wa walk
ing majestically toward the elevator. Ho
were a light summer suit with a sack
coat flowing open to show a white vest ,
anil a white high hat , not pushed back to
cool his forehead , but pulled down
grimly until it nearly hid his eyes. His
tread was Napoleonic. His heels evi
dently struck the tiling first , and each
caparato military' thump reverberated
along the walls and caused a now thrill
of terror to shako the soul of the unfortu
nate elevator man. To this moment I
irn glad I got out of the elevator "quick"
and saved Turn.
Every morning , they toll mo , the per
formance is the samo. Electric bolls are
rung in advance of the secretary , ordi
nary people are cleared out of the way ,
and the- elevator awaits his pleasure.
The whole show , it might bo added by
way of information to visitors , can bo
seen for less trouble than the flags.
NKGLECTED AND ABUSED TUOl'HIES.
The flags , to return lo the attic , are in
a disgraceful condition. The room in
which they are kept is about the size of
an ordinary parlor , with a slanting roof
nnd ono small bull's.pyo window A
skylight above , consisting of ono single
big pane of glass , lots in the light nnd
raises the temperature to the boiling
point at the same time. Visitors can't
stand it in the latter room until both
door and bull's-eye window have been
opened a few moments , and possibly
this trouble about receiving them is ono
of the reasons why so few are admitted.
Inside the room the arrangement is , much
like that of a South street pawnshop. The
large proportion of the Hags are rolled
up together , stuffed into pigeon holes
along the wall and ticked like so many
pieces of clothing which are awaiting the
return of cold weather to bo called out
out again. The pawnbroker , however ,
would have the number on the clothing :
correspond with the number on his books
which would bo one thing in which he
showed better business instincts than the
democratic secrotarv of war. It is an un
fortunate fact teat the numbers of many
of the Hags have been lost by careless
handling , and that there is
no assurance that half the pres
ent numbers are riget. Each num
ber is written on a card by the door
keeper or soiuo other illiterate individual
and pushed underneath the string which
confines the bundle , The intellectual at
tainment of the man who wrote them
could bo seen by the face that he made
3.75 stand for 273 , for instance , and all
the way through has marked dollars and
cents instead of the plain numbers of the
oataloguo. Some of the cards were hon
est enough to say on their f ace "number
lost , " but a good many others were lost
which said nothing about it , and evi
dently a largo share of them changed.
Without some other identification than
the cards it is clear that nobody could
guarantee the flags to be what the records
The Hags which still hang to their poles
are propped up against the walls on two
sides of the room. Properly displayed
they would bo intensely interesting.
There uro silk bunting and evidently
parts of women's dresses amongst them ,
nnd the poles vary from the nicely fin
ished stick to the half-trimmed sapling
cut out of the woods with a blow or two
of the axe. There is something about
them touching , pathetic , far beyond
their memories of bloody struggles in the
field , in the sacrifices and sufferings and
patriotism they show among the women
nt homo. They might at least bo pre
served , oven if the president finds he
cannnot send thorn south again.
Pick out your breeders , says the Farm
Journal , the pigs with long bodies , broad
backs and deep , round hams. Select a
breed which has hair on it. A good coat
of hair counts on a hog as well as any
animal. It is a protection in summer and
The Jersey Bulletin folks are still ex
plaining the dairy show outcome. The
best thing to do with a fact is to let it
stand. Of course , the light is not over in
ono round. Next ronnd the Jersey may
win : certainly next time theHolitefn will
not have a walk-over.
Experiments show that when cut bay
and ground grain are fed to stock the
cost of feeding is lessoned sufficiently to
pay for the labor necessary to prepare
the food and grind the grain , and that
the increased growth of the stock is not
iceable when compared with those fed
upon whole grain and uncut bay.
Hank Comstock thinks that the Jersey
interest "is at present depressed by the
feeling that circumstances have placed
the mass of brooders at a disadvantage
which they are in doubt whether they
can overcome. " There is almost noth
ing in this the present cattle depression
Is common to all the broods of cattle.
Many weeds may be used proiUably as
food for hogs. The narrow-leaved plan
tain possesses nearly thn same nutritive
value as timothy , while lamb's quarter
and pig weed are both highly relished by
swine. It is best not to allow any weeds
to grow ; yet they should bo utilized as
as much as possible in case they have
A stock raiser reports that ho destroys
lice on cattle by boiling potatoes until
they are thoroughly cooked , then remov
ing the potatoes , allowing the water to
boil dowu to one-halt the quantity to in-
creasq its strength. The water Is then
used on the animals as a wash. Two
quarts of potatoes boiled in throe gal
lens of water are the proper proportions.
Thomas H. Payne , of Kansas City , Mo. .
writes as follows : "For nuuiDer of
years my business lias been the selection
and purchase ofstoc'Kcrs nnd feeders lit
this placn , or in' this market , for feeding
purposes. I have ( .purchased thousands
yearly and have np- pecuniary interest ,
cither directly or Indirectly , In any ot the
improved breeds , as I have not a cent In
vested In cither of them ; but in mv ex
perience I have found the Hureior Us from
10 to 16 per ccnt < lighter , and that not
over 10 to 20 per cent of thorn sold with
the top or first pjck ot the cattle. Of
course , I have reference to those herds
where grade bulls have boon used for a
number of consecutive years. "
That range cattle can be greatly Im
proved in quality by the use ot pure bred
sires is no new assertion , and is daily
borne out by the testimony of the mark-
ts. The Kansas City Indicator cites an
nstanco In point. Mr. J. L. Heath , Pea-
jody , Kas. , recently shipped to the Kan-
as City market ton car-loads of steers ,
; vo car-loads each of a short-horn
ross and a horcford cross on
ango cows crossed up from n
'cxns foundation. They were raised
jy the Prairie Cattle company and sold
o Mr. Heath. The tivo carloads of short
orn grades averaged 1,700 pounds , and
ho five carloads of Hereford grades
,000 pounds. In the last six nnd one-
talf months the short horn grades gained
i57 pounds nnd the Hereford grades
gained 618 pounds. [ Breeders' Gazette.
The recent public sales of shorthorns
n central Illinois show a decided falling
} ff In the average of prices as compared
vith those of former years. There can
> o no doubt but that the quarantine by
) ther states against Illinois is the chief
auso of this decline. The breeders
hrougliout the entire state are
nado to suffer for the sin , or
misfortune , whichever it may be , of
a small district in ono county on
in extreme border of the stato. This is
not only a hardship to them , but a great
ujury to the commercial interests of the
tatc. If sonic better plan to remedy the
evil is not soon devised wo had bntter set
look county aside as a state to itsclf.aud
hen let all the world quarantine against
icr so long as she plays with plcuro-
Hioutnenia or sulfors it within her bor
Detroit Free Press : MM. Bixby bo-
amo convinced the other day that re-
Tcnohmont was absolutely necessary in
lor household expenses.
"Business is dull , " she said , "and I
mist make our bills as light as possible.
Poor husband ia quite worried over our
ifiairs. Now , how can I save $5 or $10
and show Mr. Bixhy that women can bo
economical if necessary ? I know , "sho
said suddenly in a joyful tone , of ono
who has had a happy thought. "I will
do without the hat I intended getting to
wear with my now gray suit. I can wear
my black imported straw witli it very
well , nnd I will , too. I just must learn to
Then she put on her hat and wont down
lown , so elated over her "clear saving of
live whole dollars , " that she intended
walking home with Mr. Bixby at noon
and tolling him all about it.
"I wonder iiow. " she said , as she
stopped bcforo the vindows of n glove
store , "I wondbr if I couldn't afford anew
now pair of those * tan kid gloves with
stitching on the back. I really need
them , and I'vo saved $5 by going without
my hat , so yes , I'll get them ; they'll
cost only f 3. " ic i <
Ten minutes later , she stood before the
ribbon counterin adry ) goods stose.
"This ribbon ia really very cheap , " sno
was saying to herself , ' 'and I need n lot
of ribbons awfully. I wonder it I could
afford it to-day. Lot mo see , I oh. of
course I can , after saving $5 on that
hat. " , ,
And she bought ton yards of ribbon at
25c n yard. . ,
"Groat Sale of 'Embroidery , " she road
on a flaring placard -moment later.
"Just what I need , " , she said-"but
I'vo been doing , without because I wanted
to economize ; but I'm sure Charles
couldn't say anything if I bought a little
when I've saved fiyo whole dollars. "
So she bought "a little" for $1.75. Then
she "the kind of "
got greatest n bargain"
in remnants of French gingham for f 1.60.
"I never would have bought it , " she
said to herself , "but it was so cheap , and
then I'd saved $5 this morning. "
Before reaching her husband's office
with the cheering news of her economy ,
she had bought four yards of lace , three
of insertion , a pound of candy , two col
lars and a pair of cuffs , a pair of slippers ;
two pairs of hose , handkerchiefs , three
yards of lawn , a fan , a bunch of roses ,
another pair of gloves and six linen
hankerchiofs and two neckties for Mr.
Then she repaired to Blxby's office with
the tale of her economy , and ended by
"And here's a few little things I
thought I could afford after saving so
much without my hat. "
Bixby asked a few questions , made a
rapid calculation and said in an utterly
heartless tone :
"See hero , Sally , don't you economize
any more. You 11 break mo sure if you
do. You've got $16.81) ) worth of things
already out of that $5 , and "
"You're just too mean for anything ,
Religions Progress In Montana.
Dakota Boll : So you are from Mon
tana ? " said a ministerial ap
pearing man who was sharing his seat on
an eastern railroad with a western man.
"Yes , sir. "
"Aro there any churches wbero you
"Yo moan o' these 'ere things with a
long sharp p'nt stickin' up'n the air like
an oil can ? "
"Yes , sir. "
"Oh , yes , wo got ono of 'em. "
"Has it not been of untold benefit to
the community ? "
"I reckon yer 'bout right , stranger. "
"Ah , I'm glad to hoar you say it.
trust your church has been the means ol
healing discords and bringing about har
mony among your people. "
"Yo jos' hit it , stranger , it has. Yo see
wo have a big pony race every Sunday
afternoon an' there w.is always a power
ful lot o' fightin' an * shootin' 'boutgittin'
'em started even , so wo laid out a hun
dred-yard co'rs' straight away from the
church an' backed Tem up ag'in' it an'
started 'em at the-tap of a an nro drum.
Gosh , stranger , yo' ' oughter see the little
devils get down . u' hump themselves
when the minUtor .hits that drum a
welt. " : "g
A Man Who fclas Btoppnd netting.
Pituburg Chronicle : Two of our prom
inent citizens wore .standing at n hole
door on a Sunday morning not long ago ,
when ono whom'we will call Mr. A. ,
"I believe more 3co.orod people than
\rhito pass by hero. "
"Oh , no , cortajnlymot , " replied Mr. B
"Well , I'm wiliiua to make a bet on it
Keep a record for Ijalf an hour and see
If the white people # re in excess I'll giro
you a dollar apiece for as many as there
are in the majority ; If the colored people
ple are in excessjyou pay mo a dollar in
the same way.
"All right , " said Mr. B. , and the count
The half hour had nearly elapsed with
a record of throe or four Caucasians
ahead , when a band was beard coming
up the street.
"What's that ? " sold the counters , as
they gazed at the advancing throng.
It was the funeral of a colored man
who had been a member of several secre
societies , and all his brethren had turnut
out to assist at the obsequies.
Mr. B. makes no moro such bets now
Pension Certificates Issued.
WASHINGTON , July 3. The statement prepared
pared at ths pension office shows that dur
inir the last fiscal year there were issued
1U.8W pension certificate * . This showing
1s sata to be the best ever Bade by the oflice
FIVE HUNDRED MILLIONS DOLLARS
Are now held by the Lifo Insurance Companies of the United States as banking or invest-
uent portion of premiums paid by the policy-holders of these institutions. A largo part of
which sum , says Commissioner Turbos , of Massachusetts , in report for 1884 , "lias no just ro-
ations to life insuronce , " and further says , "if insurance and investment are the objoi-t , each
can better bo got in its separate place than by a combination which impoverishes the invest-
nont and docs not IMPHOVE or CHEAPEN the insurance.
, The Provident Savings Life Insurance Company , of NDW York.
SHEPAHD UOMANg , President , KlyJitccn Year * Actuary of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. , of Xcw York
! s the only regularly incorporated company in the United States that does a strictly life in
surance business unmixed with investment features ; it is thus enabled and does furnish life
nsurance at more than 50 per cent less than its competitors. The security is unocjimlcd , no
company in the world showing as largo ratio of assets to liabilities. The company is endorsed
) y the leading actuaries in the country , and its popularity is attested by the fact that only
'our of its competitors wrote a largo business in 1886 , three of thejo do not confine thoii
Business to the United States. For further particulars , call on or address
E. B. HALL , General Agent ,
12 Arlington Blo'ck , Omaha , Nebraska.
A few good agents waiitod for city and country work.
A LITTLE PARTY IN DAKOTA.
Rude Interruption of n Pleasant
Social Invent In Estolllnc.
Dakota Hell : Tliorovis : n grand bull
given up In Kstcllinc ono niglit two or
lirco years ago.
It was the chief social event of the sea
son in which it occurred and claborato
reparations were made. It took place
n the largest hall In town , located over
.ho Go den Howl saloon , which institu
tion had a bar in it thut would hurt your
eyes to look at.
There was an orchestra brought down
at great expense from a German settle
ment at the head of Stray llorso Creek ,
There were four or five in this band , in
cluding n big liddlu trained to stand up
on its fore legs , which had a pluco of
barbed wire for Its largest airing. Wo
all went who were living in town , and a
SCOPO of country as largo as the state
of New Jersey was ransacked to furnish
ladies enough to make it interesting.
The gentlemen connected with Spaulu-
ing's ranch also camo. They were fond
of society , and it might bo said that they
wore in Estellino's social swim. There
were Mr. Bill Hosteller , and Big Jack
and Long Jnck. If we remember rightly ,
Mr. Pock-marked Smith and Mr. Patsy
Dougherty were present. Wo are posi
tive that Snub-cm Pete and Mr. Dennis
McCasey were in the party , as well as
Wisconsin Jo , Buck Ueno , and Jimmy
the Komi Agent.
The gentlemen were all feeling well
when they left the ranch. On arriving
in town they rode into the Golden Bowl
saloon and up to the bar and sampled
the stock of foreign and domestic liquors ,
after which they bunched their horses in
the street and came up to the scone of
Promptly at 9 o'clock the head musi
cian drew a rip saw across the barbed-
wire string of the big tiddlc , and the floor
manager yelled "Form on ! "
Then wo nil danced , the big fiddle
groaned , the little fiddles screeched , and
the parlor organ borrowed from the First
Baptist church could occasionally be
heard when the others stopped to rest.
Each danced 03 long as he or she could ,
the floor shook , the lamps swung , the
man who called oft'got his nose up in the
air and yelled , and I lie big tiddlc roared.
Everything went smoothly till the second
dance after the supper taken at the Head
At this point the ranch gentlemen came
up in a body they had before been di
viding their time between the ball room
ami the dispensary below.
They came in and drifted up to the
head of the hall , when suddenly Bill Hos
teller jumped up and cracked hishoels
three times and yelled :
"Wour-r-rek ! I'm er terror ! Yar-r-rl"
The man who was playing the church
organ fell over backward off the plat
form and started for the door on his
hands and knees.
Then Buck Ueno jumped np and
struck his head against the ceiling twice
before ho came down and whooped :
"Ka-r-r-r ! rar-r-r ! rar-r-r ! So'm I !
Little Jack throw his bat on the floor
and turned a handspring , in which hi *
feet broke a hanging lamp , and then
"Yi-hl-yl-hl-youckl I wantcr fight !
yer'bull fiddle Y-i-i-i ! "
Stop ! - - -
The violinist reached the door at two
jumps. The rest of us were going all
"I'm mur-drerl Ju' I'm
er - ea mol er
bluddy mur-drcr ! " yelled Pockmarked
"Who-po ! whoo-po ! kl-yike ! kl-yiko !
ki yiko ! ki-1-i-i-i ! " roared Patsy Dough-
Tty as ho beat the floor with a chair.
"Clear this yore hall er I'll cat year !
Git out or I'll drink yer blood ! " whooped
"Say ! I've shot men in 'lovon territor
ies ! " shouted Jimmy the road agent , as
ho pulled out a gun and began to prac
tice on the stops of the organ.
"Ya-a-nh ! I've stabbedmen from New
Orleans to St. Paul , " returned Wisconsin
1'Jes watch Dennis McCasey ! Keep
your eye on old Denis McCasey ! " howled
that individual as ho smashed up the
steve with a chair.
"I kin lick anything what walks ! \\ar-r
thar ! War-r thnr ! Lar-r-rupl" put in
"Yikot Yiko ! Wh-a-a-a-ah ! Glmmo
roomlgimmo room'snarled ! 1)111 ) llostot-
tor again , as ho pounded the wall with a
board torn from the platform. Then
they wont around once more.
Ho had room so far us wo society people
ple of Estollino were concerned. Wo
were acquainled with those gentlemen of
the ranch , and wo had been falling over
ono another in getting down stairs.
They kept it up among themselves in the
hall and down in the saloon for a couple
of hours and then went homo.
Such little events used to frequently
occur at social gatherings in Estellmo in
an early day , and it docs us good to re
CHIEF OF THE TUSCARORAS.
Decay of the Htx .Nations Corruption
Charged at.an Klectlon.
Buffalo Courier : A council of the Six
Nations of the Iroquois was held yestor-
at the Tnsearora reservation to elect a
chief in place of John Mountplo&sant ,
who died Friday , May 0. It was called a
"mourning council , " because the first
ceremony was that of lamenting the dead
The superstition of the Six Nations re
garding the death of a chief is most sin
gular. When the ruler dies a courier is
sent to each nation of the confederation
announcing that a council of condolence
will bo held at a time of the moon
usually occurring within twenty days
after death. In this case , however , it
was nearly two months. The foreign
tribes are expected to send delegations
of their wise men and chieftains.
The Onondagas are the chiefmakers ,
for it is on their reservation that the
council lire Is constantly burning. In a
glen near the present villngo of Wolcott ,
Wayne county , N. Y. , 100 years after the
visit of Louis Phi Hippo , so carefully de
scribed In his "Momoiresd'Amonquo , "
Unscoigne Minette , a French explorer ,
half Jesuit , half trader , found the chief
medicine lodge of the Iroquois , by the
side of a Urge spring known in the
language of tke Unondagas M "The
Well of the Great Spirit. " A sacred fire
was continuously burning above the sur
face of the water , being fed , as the Indians -
dians declaredby the Great Spirit himself.
Inspired by the religious enthusiasm of
his day Miiiollo altemptcd to extinguish
ho lire in order lo prove false Iho Indian
: > olicf that it would burn forever. His
illcmnt was a failure , and the Indians
cut oil his hands and cars for his sacri-
pgo , and thus mutilated permitted him to
return to Canada. During the French
and Indian war the Iroquois abandoned
ho lodge. To-day a company has buon
formed and a party of Bradford specula
tors are there boring for oil. Natural gas
shoots in a llame seventeen fool high out
of a pipe connccled wllh the spot whoru
was once Iho sacred flro of Iho Iroquois.
At yesterday's council there were dele
gations present of the Onondagas , Tona-
wandas and Scnccas. Each delegation
formed a circle by itself to discuss the
momentous question. They finally came
together to'make'a decision as to who the
candidates should bo. In the meantime
; hov llsloncd to the chanting of the vir-
lies of the dead chieftain and of the vir
tues which the new ruler should possess.
John Mountplcasant was chief of
the Tuscaroras for a period of sixty
years , having been installed at the ago
of sixleen years. The title of sachem was
volcd to him by the Sonocas , Oneidas ,
Juyagas , Mohawks , and Onondagas , the
1'uscaroras only holding the place in the
confederation of an adopted tribe. Poli
tics prevailed among the Indians as
among the whites , and , curiously enough ,
; ho women by a time-honored custom
tavo the right of nominating the chief.
There were in this council two parties ,
characterized as the old and the now ; the
new party is conservative.
The election was by ballot , and before
the votes were counted it was apparent
that Thomas Williams had the best of it.
A protest was made against his holding
Lhe oflico , it being alleged that he had
followed the example of many a white
politician , and had bought some of his
votes. The objections were of such a
substantial character , and were made
with such firmness that Williams was not
inaugurated as chief. The Tonawondas
trill bo called in to settle the dispute ,
and their decision , after a full investiga
tion , will bo taken as final. John Gains-
worth and William Pnntup wore the de
Five huge kettles containing500pounds
of beef were boiled. A generous piece of
meat and a slice and a naif oil'n largo
loaf of bread were given to each bravo
lor his luncheon. After the Indians had
fed others were invited to partake. Last
evening there was a big dance , the novel
features of which were highly appre
ciated by the palo-faeo spectators. The
charges of bribery at the election are un
doubtedly designed to make something
of a sonsatton in the time-honored and
The Fireman's Liittle Story.
Safety Valvn : As the train was about
o pull out of the station I recognized and
old friend in the engineer. Ho nodded
to me , and 1 jumped into the cab. Diok
and I shook hands and ho introduced mete
to his fireman a young follow with
truthful , honest eyes and the most inno
cent looking face I ever saw. Perched
on the scat was a large blaok cat , ugly ,
scraggy and with a ground-plan of iur
that looked like a railroad map , it was so
plowed and cut up. Naturally I noticed
the cat , and asked what it was doing
"That's a wonderful cat , " said the
youthful tlrcman , "and thereby hangs'
talo. Do you want it ? "
"Of course. "
"Well , about a week ago we Dick and
mo were making Iho run between Sing
Sing and Now York. It was a dirty , black
night cold and a driving rain. Wo
were that is , Diok was behind time ,
and wo wore that is , Dick was making
her hum for all oho was worth. Wo that
is , Dick had a clear track and the right
of way. A few feet ahead of the pilot it
was as black as nothing. Wo worn driv
ing into chaos at sixty miles an hour. I
could not help thinking that if wo ran
against anything wo'd know moro about
the other world than was over written in
books , and I said a little prayer that I
learned in Sunday school. The prayer
didn't seem to do mo much good , and I
asked Diok if it was necessary to go so
fast. Dick gave mo a look of mild con
tempt , and then I got on my dignity , and
felt as if id rather like to strike some
thing just to change that look of Dick's
to ono of surprise. This was wicked , I
know , but I couldn't help it.
"Suddenly there was a crash directly
in front ot mo , a splintering of glass in
the cab window , and this cat came
tumbling in. My heart got right up in
my throat , and seemed to choke ma. I
saw Dick turn pale , and tornticd as I
was , I remember being glad of it. Ho
dld't loose his head , though ; Dick never
docs ; but he reversed the machine , and
when the train was stopped wo that is ,
Dick got out to investigate. And what
Uo.you think ? There was a small rail
misplaced within a dozen feet of where
we stooped. Thn tlagman at the station
saw it and had stationed himself up the
track to signal us. Ho had a pot cat
which followed him wherever he wont.
The oat was with him as usual.
When he heard him thunder
ing down upon him Ins lan
tern wont out. He laid it down to light
it ; a gust of wind caught it nnd rolled it
down an embankment. Hero was a state
of things. The llagman was uuink tenet
net , ahd grasping his faithful cat by the
tall ho hurled it at the cab as wo rattled
by. Hero is the cat that saved our train ,
didn't you. Danger ? "
The cat humped its ugly back in recog
nition , and I looked at the frank , inno
cent face of the boy. Ho returned the
look with open , truthful eyes.
"Shades of Mount Vernonl what a liar
that fellow is ! " bald Dick to mo in a whin-
per. "Ho has the biggest reputation of
uny one on the road for reckless yarn-
spinning. That cat story is ono of his
latest 'saved the train * nonsense ! Ho
fished that cat out of a ditch two days
Not n Good Veur For rtnKcoln.
St. Paul Press ; Six Baltimore ballot-
box stutfcrs havu been sentenced to two
years imprisonment and a nuo ° ' ? ' .000
each , and a seventh fled just in time to
save liimsolf. This wilt probably orv
as a warning to otlu > r would-bo rascals
and the result of the next Baltimore
election may bo expected to moro clearly
represent the voice of the people. This
is certainly not a good year for rascals.
CHICAGO , July 2. [ Special Telegram to
the UKI : . ] A local paper nssoilstliat even
bot'oro the county boodle cases nro finished ,
States Attorney Orlnncll will commence
active work on boodlcrs who have been rob
bing the city for many years. It Is claimed
that ho has sufficient evidence , and that a
speclnl srnnit Jury will bo nski-il for very
goon. In fact , ft Is probable tlmt Indictments
may bo ictiinicil before the month Is out.
The sumo paper assorts tlmt Warden Me-
Uarlelo is icndy to squeal anil clnlm * to
know every Hindo bit or corrupt work In all
the city departments fur the past four years ,
Indiidlnic the Immunity fund paid by
gnmblors , and the enormous ninonnta bled
from any ono who sot n franchise from the
city for any purpose. Sensational develop
ments are looked for.
A lioynl Womnn'H Howard.
NKW Yonif , July 2. [ Special Telegram
to the Uin.J : The Tribune's Washington
special says : Postmaster ( Jonfiral Vllas cel
ebrated the last day ot the fiscal year by di
recting that the snlnry of Miss Van Jew bo
reduced from Sl.OOi ) per annum to 8720. It
Is understood that a Iiuly not so well known
will tnko the place and the salary of Miss
Van Low. It mav bo remembered that Miss
Van Low was a loyal woman who lived In
Richmond tlirouuh the war ; tlmt slio concealed -
coaled and fed union soldiers who had os-
cayed from Llbby prison ; tlmt Information
convoyed by her efforts to Grant during the
last twelve months of the war was Invala-
ablntthnt when Grant became president he
gavti Miss Van Low charge of the postofllofl
at Itlchmond and that when she surrendered [
that ollleo It was to accent a clerkship f root *
which site Is now to bo degraded.
Affairs lit Horvln.
BUCHAUKST , Julys. The letters of Klnjc ' " (
Milan of Servla , to Queen Natallo are re
turned unopened to him. It is reported that 4
the queen will seek the advise of the czar before - .
fore consenting to nllow tbe kliiK to obtain '
divorce from her. It is also reported that 11
King Milan does not obtain nssurnnco from
Austria of complete support Premier Klstioj
will bo proclaimed regent of Servla until the
crown prince , who Is absent and In custody
of Queen Natalie , roaches his majority.
Tory Irlnhmcm Hewnrdrd. i
I/ONDON , July 3. The statement is con- ( * j
iiird that Holmes , attorney general for
Ireland , becomes Justice of the Irish court of
common pleas ; Solicitor Genera ! Gibson bfrr
comes attornov general , and ( sergeant
O'Urlon becomes solicitor general. Gibson
will be elevated to the bench before the year
Is out and O'Brien then becomes attorney
general , being succeeded by Maildun.
PARIS , July 2. GOIIOMI Bnulantcflr has
asked an extension of his holiday before
[ olnlng his army corps , to the command of
which ho has just Itcen appointed. The
government granted him an extension onlr
until the 10 Ui Instant The general remains
in Paris. _ _
Draught In UnlflMt.
BKI.FAST , July 3. There Is a scarcity of
water here in consequence of drought , aid
work In the mills Is being partly stopped.
MlnUlrr JLawton at Vlennn.
VIENNA , .JuIyS. ( ienoral Lawton , Unlto < t
States minister to Austria , has arrived here.
Depcw In the Urnnd Army.
EWl'oiiK , July 2. [ Special Telojraia
to the BEE.I Chsnincey ll.Dopowwftsmus *
terod In last night as member of Lafayette
post of the Grand Army , lie was adjutant
of Uin Eighteenth regiment of National
Guards , when In 1862 It was ordered to the
front when Leo Invadol Pennsylvania. He
will KO to Europe In a fortnight.
Ho Wasn't Qualified.
Dakota Doll : "Did you hire that young
man who applied for your school ? " wi
asked of a Dakota school district officer.
"Well , I should rather say wo didn't ! "
"Why not ? "
"His cdicatlon didn't come up to Uit
"What in ? "
"How did you find it out ? "
"W'y ho got in my wagon to rldn from
the licit ! to the house an' bays I , 'Did ye
ever drive much ? ! , 'Of late years'savi
ho , ' 1 have driven very little. ' 'Drove
very little , ye mean , ' says I. 'I beg yor
pardon , ' says he'but 1 mean driven. '
'Drovo ' is right'says I. 'No , sir'says
he , 'driven is the most grammatlcalcst. '
'Oh , well , inebby yo know , ' suys 1 , sorter
sarcastic. ' 1 reckon I do , ' says ho , 'I'm
jes' comin' out bora to loam you folks
something. ' 'Do j see that romlf'savs
J. ' 1 docs , ' says ho. 'Well , ' says I. "
goes to town , an' you want'o git
out an' humpon yerself down It n.
fasten , 'cause I'm go in' to begin to kii
yo in about a mlnuto by the clock I'
saw I knowcd moro 'bout gram'er tk
ho did an' ho got out o' that w fou.
scooted down the road. You
goln' to havn n teacher that
gram'r or none at all. "
Mndo III Mother RlMb.
* Boston Herald : An enfant Urrible '
traveling to Boston the other day Tia <
Cambridge horse car , and m comrx
with his fond maiiiir.a and a number <
other people bound inthocr.niodlrectifa , *
After scanning the scene for'bamo , tMM.
his eagle eye lighted on an engaging ! '
torial advertlsoment just above h : § wtff
It represented , let us say , the 'fera 4 ,
form encompassed by a marvelous pMr
of corsets , and the legend written b -
neath that purchasers of the same couM/i
return the article after fifteen days' trwH
if not porfeetlv satisfactory. Flnajll j jy
thosiluncoof the car. rose , . . . . _ .
voice of thn child : "Say , mamwaf ifc'
you wear double X. Y.corsetstl * "lliil ;
no ! Hush ! " "No I shan't husk. '
don't you wear those corsowV" * . * * r
in distracted tones from the bli
parent. "Woll , I should think jou \ .
like lo wear 'ani. You could have a
pair every fifteen diys If thcvidran't I
Passengers in couvtilsions , and .cnf
tnrriblo threatened with dire pUnUhtutuI
on arriving at homo.
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