Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 07, 1887, Page 9, Image 11
' < - M THE OMAHA. DAILY'BEE ; SUNDAY. AUGUST 7. 1887.-TWELVE PAGES. The Happenings of the Past Week in the Society of THE WARREN COUNTY PICNIC. Many Other Social Cvonta of n Picas- nut Nature AVhoro Our So ciety People Are General Oo slp. It scorns an Idle repetition to remark- that society in Omaha during the past week has been decidedly dull. Nothing of an extraordinary character has hap pened , and until the close of the heated term nothing may bo expected moro than occurrences of midsummer importance. t An Knjoynlilo Affair. Thursday was selected as the day for a reunion of the citi/ons of Omaha who originally came from U'arren county , Illinois. In this city are now about 175 people who pride themselves as being originally from that particular part of the "Sucker" state. At 10 o'clock Thursday about 100 ladles nnd gentlemen assembled at Han- scom park to do honor to tholr former homo in a congenial reunion. Iho meeting of friends nnd former acquaintances is always enjoyable to those who have como from the name lo cality and it is pleasant to discuss people and aflairs connected with the tornior homo. In Omaha are many residents who at ono time claimed Warren countv , Ills. , a their home. Monmouth , the county seat , Is the scat of Monmouth college , a thriving educational institu tion which has many alumni scattered throughout the west. Hanscom park was the place selected and it was a merry crowd present. Warren county , Ills. , is noted for Its prodigality of living and thi reputation was fully vended at Thursday's picnic. The park tables never saw a moro generous array of provinder. And after a raid had boon made thereon came the traditional "Feast of Reason. " Alex G. Charton , sr. , the pioneer of Monmouth - mouth people in Omaha , rcsnondotl to the toast , "Reminiscences. " Rev. J. A. Henderson to thu toast "Monmouth Col lege ; Her Past , Her Present , Her Fu ture. " D. M. Stuart to "MonmoutlijTlie Ancient Ruins , " nnd General George S. Smith toThe Great West ; Her Possi bilities. " Music was to have formed a feature of the entertainment and a per manent orgnni/ation to have been ef fected. but the gathering storm pro- vented. However , a committee WHS ap pointed to complete the organization and next year it is contemplated to improve on this year's eft'ort. Guests , and per haps nn orator will bo present from the "Native Heath , " and with the growth of the colony the Warren county associa tion promises to assume largo proper tions. I'hero wcro about 100 present at this reunion , including the following : Dr. Ewing Brown , General and Mrs. George S. Smith , Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burlingam , Mr. and Mrs. George Babcock - cock , W. A. Grant , Charles L.- Grant , Miss Etlio Grant. Dr. and Mrs. Frank El- lenbnrger and family , Mr. and Mrs. B. Duncan nnd family , Rov. and Airs. J. . . , . . . . Wallace and family , Mr. and Mrs. R B. Wallace and family , Judge and Mrs. Me- Culloch , T. B. McCulloch and daughter. 1. II. McCulloch , Misses Belle aniT May McCulloch , Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wes- torlield , Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lorimer , Dr. and Mrs. C. M. G. Biart nnd family , Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo Biart , Rov. nnd Mrs. Rufus Johnson and fam ily , Mrs. Watson , Mrs. Gilmore , Mrs. Ifolcomb , Mr. nnd Mrs. ChasL. Hart and family , Misses Fisher. Peterson , Tidball , llattio ami Jo"io Swiler , Watson , Hays field , A. Baldridgo , Dr. S. K. Spauldlng , Will Hordman , Bruce McCulloch , J. A. Giles. Frank Jones , Henry McCoy. Will iam Ba'rd ' , F. K. Babcook , John Hood , Dr. and Mrs. H. T. Baldridgo. Miss Min nie Babcock ; also Mr. and Mrs. Silas Porter , of Ness City , Kan. , late residents of Monmouth. Tun ANNUAL picnic of the Southwest Presbyterian Sunday School , held at llanscom Park Tuesday aftcruoon , was in every way a success. Fully 800 people were present , and , notwithstanding the warm weather , every ono entered witli much enthusiasm into the festivities of * ho day. * TO-DAY AT All Saints church , Twenty- fifth and Howard streets the following program will bo observed : Litany and holy communion at 10 u. m. ; evensong. 7 p. m. The services iu the morning will consist of Stainors' communion service in F. and soprano anthem , "How Lovely nro Thy Dwellings lair. " For the otler- tory Mrs. Lyman will sing "There is a Green Hill far Away , " by Gounod. In the evening the choir will sing Tours' MnpnHicat mitl Nuno Dimittls in F , and the anthem , "Urtxut to Us , Lord , Wo Beseech Tlico , " by U.iruby. * * # THE SUNDAY school KIIVO a "molon cat" nt tlio .school house at "Saratoga1' Thursday evening. THE ricxic of tltoImperial club at Tries ! ako on Friday was the event of the season. No pains were snared to insure a good time. The Second Infantry band was in attendance , and every 0110 en joyed themselves. at * A VKIIY pleasant picnic was givin Sun day at the I'rio's lake by the families of Messrs. Coonor and Stribrei. There wore twelve couples present , and a delightful time was had. * THE KNOAOEMENT of Miss Camclia Krotseh. of this city , and Heinrich Son- nensehoin , of St. Louis , is announced. The lutly Is the daughter of Mrs. Kretsch , of this city , the coming croom the son of the Hev. Dr. Sonnouschein , the illustrious rabbi of St. Lotus. * * AN elocutionary contest will take place in South Omaha Tuesday evening at the First M. K. church. The contest ants are local elocutionists , The enter tainment promises to bo a treat. Miss MAMIE WoLucNiiAui'entortainod * n number of her friends last Monday evening at her home on Twenty-fourth and Howard streets. Tlio occasion was in honor of her eighteenth birthday and was on joyed by all. Among those pres ent were Miss Minnlo Matthews , Miss Lilllu Matthews.MIss Jennie I'orter , Miss Li//.io Porter , Miss Maud Corey , Miss Kmma (5ray. Miss Mary Forward , Miss ( llystine. Miss Kate Kewltt , Miss Delia Kovvitt , Mrs. L. J. Wollonhaupt , Miss Maggie Keeps , Mr. Hordnian.Mr. Dewey , MrFinlayion , Mr. lUair , Mr. Kyle Smith , Mr. Diabold.Mr. W. O. Patterson , Mr. A. .1. Ludditt , Mr. J. Matthews. Mr. J * . ,1. Wollonhaupt , Mr. F. II. Wollcu- liaupU * TUESDAY KVKNINO at 8 o'clock the mar riage of Mr , James Cameron and Miss Mary Harris took place at No. 514 South Fourteenth street. The ceremony was performed by llov. Ir < Kerr in'tho prcs- once of a number of friends of the con. triictlnir | wtU . They wore attended bv Mr. E. K , Raymond and Miss Tony KJolT- ucr , and the bridal group mado. a very impro.'sivo'picture. The bnda was the recipient of many valuable and useful presents , and among thoau present wcro Messrs. Julius , Paustinn , Sandonborg , v nrloy , Fairweathor , HnrlAn , Stewart. Kwell , Kloflncr , nnd Mrs. and Miss Schlorstlng , Mrs. Ilattlo ( Jcstnor , Mrs. F. Klcfluer , nnd Misses Agnes and Hulda Klcflnpr , Klllo Fioht rmd Mngplo Judgo. Titr. MHSRS AUCE'AND ADA PAKKHU on Thursday evening last entertained , at their homo on Dodco strnct.a few of their Kate Wood , Nnttio Wood , Sndillo Stone , Lcttto Stone , Flora Adlcr , Alda Mills , Martin Drown , John llrown , Charlie Stone , Charllo Datiseman , Harvey Smith , Dert Coombs , Albert /ehncr , Joe Abor , Hob Shallor. Charllo Gibbon , Wallace Droath , Charllo M. Council , llartnet Murray. ON MONDAY a very pleasant picnic wns given at Htinscom park which was attended by many of our young folks. Mr. and Mrs. N. Shelton , Mrs. Shears and Mrs. C , D. Woolworth chaperoned tlio party nnd a most enjoyable time was had. Among those present wcro the Misses Yales , Miss Vashti Miller , Miss Loomis of Council Dlufi's , Miss Jordon of St. Louis , Miss Kln/.lo of Chicago , Misses Kountxe. Kennedy , Burns , Lake , Leila Shears , Orchard , Dixon , Ida Sharp , Clarke , Woolworth , Miller and Smith , Mr. and Mrs. Love , Messrs. Hoed , Dr. Smith , Paxton. Wakeloy , Will McCaguo , Howard , llorbach , Chase , Stevens , Hall , Poppleton , Caldwell , Downov , Jordou , Dcrlin. Bosill and many others. A surprise partv was given in Walnut Hill by Miss llattio Swiler lost Friday eveninir in honor of her uncle , Mr. Frank ( r. Duckloy , lately foreman of the print ing department of the dcat and dumb Institute , who is preparing to move farther west. It was finite a "silent" allair , but certainly a grand time was en joyed by all. The deaf mutes of the city worn present. I'crsoiinl. Judge K. S. Dundv is at Falls City. Mr. Paul llorbach H at Spirit Luke. Mrs. Dave Kaufman is at Natasket beach. Mrs. Reuben Wood is at Clifton Springs. Mrs. C. A. Lucas left last Saturday for thu east. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bennett are in New Lnglnnd. OMrs. C. S. Raymond and family nro at Mojuokcta , la. N. Kulin left for a trip to the Atlanta sea coast on Friday. Mr. L. 1) . Hill and wife arc at Old Orchard Beach , Mo. nD. M. Uro , of Monmouth , 111. , was in the city the past week. Mr. W. M. Babcock and wife have cone to Mnnitou , Col. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wakeficld have gone to Colfax Springs. Mrs. I. W. Miner nnd Miss Alexander have gone to Spirit Lako. Mrs. A. C. Spurr , of Pierce , is visiting the family of F. A. Balch. Miss Lulu Ballentiuo left Wednesday for a visit to Lake Minnctonka. Mrs. Rev. H. C. Crane is spending the summer in Boston and vicinity. Mrs. A. R. Knight , of Dubuque , is visit ing Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hudson. Miss McCan has been Iho guest of Miss Vashti Miller here the past week. Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Gilbert and family have returned from Spirit Lake. D. M. Doty and wife , of Luramie , Wyo. , nro visiting friends in the city. Mrs. O. H. Rothaokcr loft on Thursday for Mauitou and Colorado Springs. Misses Addio and Charity Dabcock and Miss Bontly arc at Soda Springs , Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Wheeler , jr. , re turned Monday from their trip to Du- luth. luth.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar C. Snvder have taken rooms at No. ' . ' 18 North Nineteenth street. Mr. A. B. Hudson and wife hava taken Dana S. Lander's house , 2017 Howard street. Miss Etta Fiuilk. Yankton , Dak. , is visiting her sister , Mrs. Palmer , of Wal nut Hill. Miss L. Panotte if visiting her cousin , Miss Panotto , and other friends in Kearney. Miss Maggie Fitzmorris has returned from a two months1 visit to relatives in Bullalo , N. Y. Mrs. Anna M. Yates , Mrs. ColpoUor and Mrs. Duliois left Tuesday evening for Spirit Lako. ' Mrs. Alex McGavock has returned from a journey to friends and relatives in Doloit , Wis. Mr. Charles E. Williamson and Miss Nellie , have gene for a three weeks visit through Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. John McCrcary nnd Miss May McCroary left Thursday evening for their Laramlo ranch. Mr. Merrill , an old friend of C. H. Rich , of the South Omaha Stockman , was in the city Friday. Frank Washerman , of the United States Mational bank , accompanied by his wife , has gene to Denver. Mr. nnd Mrs. George H. Boggs , Mr. and Mrs. D. Kendall and Miss Maud Ken dall have gene to Minnotonka. Lieutenant Abercronibie , Second in fantry , will leave about the -'Otli inst. , on a two months leave of absence. Mr. Thomas Swobo , wife and family loft for Soda Springs , Idaho , on Monday evening to bo gone three weeks. Miss Ida Schaefer , a prominent teacher of the public schools , Cincinnati , is visit ing her pistor , Mrs. E. C. Erlling. Miss Florence Hawley , of Nebraska City , is visiting her friend Miss Kathrine Barker , at 1)303 ) Si. Mary's avenue. Mr. Herman Kountx.o and Miss Eu- gonhi Kountze , left Thursday evening for the Yellowstone National park. The Rov. Mr. Millagan has been granted a month's vacation by the Sara toga church , of which ho is pastor. Mr. Harry Davis , head salesman for O. S. Goodrich , left last week for the Rocky mountain country to recruit his health , Mr. Frank B. Rodofer , of the Union National bank , is spending a few days among tha lakes around Minneapolis and St. Paul. Miss Faunio Walker , who has been visiting in this city for some time the guest of Mrs. L. M. Jacobs has returned to Napa City , Cat. Mrs. Lieutenant George H. Morgan , efFort Fort Davis , Tax. , arrived in Omaha on Thursday nnd is visiting her mother , Mrs. Harry Drownson , nt ' 'oil ! Daven port street. Mrs. A. Whin , neo Miss Minnie Rath , is in the city stopping at 1)22.North ) Nino- tcenth street. Sno will bo in the city for several weeks , and is en route to her homo m Salt Luke City. Mrs. Dr. Jainns A. Van Dyke stopped over Wednesday in the city , the guest of Mrs , C. D. Thompson. Mrs. Van Dyke is on her way west to join her husband , who has located at Benedict , Neb. Miss Ella Kennedy , accompanied by her nephew , James Kennedy , has gone west on n recreation tour. They will visit i ohtlvos in Colorado , Nevada and California and bo absent about two months. Mrs. C. A. llcrgstrom , of Guttcnburg , Neb. , is the truest of Mrs Gustavo Ander son. Mrs. Bergstrom was formerly ah opera'singer of considerable note , her stage ntimo being M'llo Orlando. She win ? born in Stockholm , Sweden and yet possesses a marvclously sweet voi'co. JOHN SW1NTON ON STRIKES , The Famous Friend of Labor Attempts to Explain the Recent Repeated failures. TWO GREAT CAUSES OF DEFEAT. Disorganization Among the Men nnd Closer Union Among Employers Various - Oilier Matters. NEW YOIIK , July 80. Nothing has jiiado such n ripple for many a day in the labor world ns the astounding defeat of the most powerful trade union in the Unl'cd States the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers in Us unexpected struggle with the Brooklyn Elevated road. So conservative Is the policy of this great brotherhood , = o cautious nro its methods , that it is rarulv led into n strike hy any aisputo , nnd when this ex- trcmo ncasuro Is resorted to , It Is after preparations which are supposed to give the best promise of success. The olliccrs of the brotherhood prefer arbitration to harsher methods of action , and they have so often succeeded with it tint they look upon it with the best guide out of all troubles. But , in the Brooklyn case.thcso olllcers departed from their customary policy , gave their approval of the strike of the engineers , and thus secured for it the backing of the powerful brotherhood , which lias very largo resources. It was intended that the Brooklyn strike should bo a masterpiece , "short , sharp nnd de cisive , " in which the brotherhood would win a triumph all the moro shining because - cause of the defeats recently suttcred by other industries. For years past it has rarely won in n strike for the reason that its lenders have rarely tolerated a strike , and tins also would have made the ex pected success all the moro noteworthy. On account of these things , the result in the Brooklyn case was startling and stunning. The engineers wore defeated by a single blow from the manager of the Elevated Hallway company , llo refused all oilers to arbitrate , though they were made by the strikers , by the chief oHicors of thn brotherhood and by the state board of arbitration. Upon calling for en gineers lie found all ho needed at short notice , and the elevated travel was but partially interrupted for only a couple of days. The Brooklyn failure came on the heels of a long series of failures in strikes such as cannot bo found in any report , of other . A lull record has boon years. jus > t pub lished of the strikes of the lirst half of the present year in the United States. It is without parallel in any otiicr equal period in the whole history of modern industry. They nro nearly twice as nu merous as the strikes in the lirst halt of last year. They number moro than all the strikes in tiic whole of Europe dur ing the past ton years. They give evi dence of au unprecedented perturbation in the industrial armies 01 the United States. 1'romtho beginning of January last till the close of Juno wo hail no fewer than 635 strikes , involving close upon 250,000 strikers , directly aflectiiig fully 1.500.000 of our working popula tion. In tlio building trades the strikers numbered over 60,000 ; in the business of transportation , over 50,000 , in mining and shoe-making nearly 20,000 each ; and in several of the industries from 5,000 to 10,000. The papers have told from time to time of the bad luck that befell most of them , and the final summing-up shows that fully two-thirds belong in the category of failures. Whim this is contrasted with the ollicial state ment made last year by Labor Commis sioner Peck , of the state of Now York thr.l two-thirds of all the strikes in this state during the your were successful it will bo seen that there has been an adverse - verso change for which there must bo some profound cause. It is doubtless partly'duo to the rapid growth of combination among employers in order to resist tha demands of labor and to the widespread weakening of many of the 9rganizationsof wage-work ers. Regarding the latter part wo have had souiu amusing developments during the past few weeks. It was ollicially re ported in the Knights of Labor conven tion at Fall Hiver a few days ago that the strength of the Massachusetts district had diminished as much as two-thirds.or. in other words , that the membership had fallen from 83,000 , which it was lust year , to 27,00,0 which it is at the present time. And while this has boon the case in that state with the wage-earners on the one hand , great combinations of employers such as never before known have been formed on the other hand. The result of Qtho weakening on one side and of the strengthening on the other was seen in the cases of thn lead ing strikes , such as those of the shoe makers and street car men. As it is with the Knights of Labor in Massachu setts , so it is also with those in the other states. Ollicial reports at headquarters show that in the state of Hhodo Island the strength of the order has diminished more than four-lifths. The proportionate decline in Connecticut has been fully as great. In Now Jersey it has been less , yet very heavy. In the chief district in the city of New York the decline has been fully one-half. He ports of similar character from other states are to bo found at headquarters and when the general assembly meets , three months hence , the papers will procure statistics very difleront from those which wore telegraphed from Richmond in October of last year. There are doubtless other causes than this for the recent poor luck of labor , and political economists will be ready to deny that this has had anything to do with it , yet it is a fact that labor's luck was better during the two years of rapid organization (183U- ( ? ) than it has been since the decline of org-iuization. At the present time striking appears to have come to a pause. The strike of the bricklayers in Chicago and that of the cokeworkers in Pennsylvania have just ended. The largest strike yet in progress is that of the 5,000 operatives in the har mony cotton mills at Cohoes , N. Y. , who arc holding out for a slight advance in wages. The managers of this strike , who are local otllccrs of the Knights of Labor , have reported to a somowh'it ' novel ex pedient in shipping away the operatives to other localities wherever work can bo procured for thorn. The operatives being destitute of the means of support , and their general organization being nnablo to maintain them , ways of relief are thus found without which the strike could not have been prolonged. The most cheering news of late for the workers of the country relates to the hot- tlemoni of the great bricklayers' strike in Chicago made by the committee of ar bitration , which consisted of representa tives of both sides , with Judge Tnloy as umpire. No such document as the um pire's report , by which the activity in the building trades was restored after the big anil bitter strike , has ever been seen In thn country. After stating that the organizations of laborers and of capi talists are now fixed factors ! in industrial society , the judge declares that the busl- n es In which both arc engaged is a matter of "joint interest to be regulated by joint action. " In consequence ho scoured the appointment of n permanent joint com mittee of live from each ; orgajii/ation , with an umpire belonging to neither , .who are empowered to fix and determine working rujes , rates of wages , hours of of labor , question of apprenticeship , and other matters , as well us tactile all grievances , so that strikes , lockouts nnd other disturbances may bo wholly prevented - vented hereafter. As both sides unani mously agree to adopt this project , nnd net upon its provison , wo may look for n better condition of things honcoforwnrd , so far ns they nro concerned. This cor- talnly is n long stop toward securing bol ter relations between capital and labor. JOHN SWINTON. THE EXPLOSION OF THE MAJOR. [ JIli Wallace I' . Itctil lit the Atlanta ContttttMon. ] The mysterious disappearance of Major Potter caused considerable talk at the time m nruiy circles , but the factc have never been made public. Major Potter was stationed nt a small post on the coast of Oregon , and the absence of telegraphic and mall facilities is perhaps ono reason why the unfortunate man's fate has remained unknown to all except a few of his brother olllcers. The major's special hobby was explo sives , ilo was all the time experimenting with dynamite and other destructive compounds , and it was his firm belief that ho was on the track of n discovery which was destined to revolutionize modern warfare. * As there was no llttlo danger connected with tha major's experimonts.tho colonel in command of the post persuaded him to occupj a cabin at some distance from the quarters of the other olliccrs. Thus secluded the veteran mixed his deadly chemicals , and tested his inventions nt all hours of the day and night. Ills friends had their doubts , but when the inventor " turned up ono morning with his mustache ana eyebrows singed off , and on another occasion appeared nt'brcakfast with only ono ear , it was admitted even by the doubters that he was making progress. "There is no tolling what ho will do ne.\t , " said the colonel ono morning , when the roof of the Major's cabin was blown skyward with a thundering re port. Everybody agreed with the colonoland after that the major was quietly watched by the entire command. "Colonel , I've got ill" shouted the major ono afternoon , as his superior olliccr passed his door. "Glad to hoar it , " briotly replied the commanding olliccr , as ho started oil' in another direction. "If you will come in " began the Major. " Hiank you , " was the prompt answer , "but I've promised to meet Captain Jones , and I haven't a moment to lo'so. " The major rushed into his don nnd darted out again. "Hero it is , " ho said , exhibiting a little round pellet in the palm of his hand. "Why , that that looks like a pill , " remarked the colonel , edging oil'a little. "No matter what it looks like , " re sponded the major ; "I know what it is and what it will do. You wouldn't think , now , would you. that a little thing like this , at the slightest tap or jar , would blow up the entire campy" "Confound you , " roared the colonel. "No , I mean I bog your pardon , but I can't stop another second , 1 must go. " At a safe distance the colonel paused. " 1 ! " ho " the say , major yelled , "for Lord's sake put up that blasted thing , and don't bother with it to-night. " "On. that's all right , " answered the other briskly , "lam going to test it in the day time away from headquarters. " "That's a good follow , " laughed the colonel. "Why not go a few miles up the river ? You need a wide field for such experiments. Take all the time you want nnd find a suitable place. " "It's all right , " growled the major. "I nra not going to do anything rash. Don't be uneasy , " The next mornlng.jitan early hour , the colonel was notitiodjTOat Major Potter , desired to see him at once. "lie is sitting down in front of his cabin , " the man said , "and ho appears to bo sick. " When the colonel , accompanied by several ofllccra , reached the spot , they immediately jumped to the conclusion that their eomrado flras a very sick man. The major's face usually ruddy nnd cheerful was of n deathly pallor and woe-bcgono in iho extreme. "What is the matter , my dear fellow , " asked the colonel kindly and with some anxiety in his voice. "Lord help mo , but I'm in a fix ! " was the gloomy answer. "But what is it , Major ; arc you ill ? " "I'm n dead man as sure ns 1 live , " groaned the major dolefully. "You know that thing you.called a pill ? " "Yes , yes , " said the colonel , hastily. "Never mind about that. Tell mo your symptoms ? " "Tho fact is , " explained the sufl'eror , I've swallowed it ! " "Aro you crazy ? How did it happen ? " questioned the visitors. "Well , you know I didn't do it inten tionally , " said the major , "I was not feeling well in ( ho night , and 1 got up in the dark and felt about on the table for my box of pills. I found the box and it had only ono pil ! in it. This I swallowed and then went back to bed. After awhile it occurred to me that the box ought to been half full of pills. I struck u light and found that I had been fooling with the wrong box. The pill I swallowed was the explosive pellet I showed you yesterday , "Colonol. " "But greatgoildlomighty , man ! " ejac ulated the colonel , "what will bo the re sult ? What are you going to do about it ? " "I give it upreplied the major , mournfully. "I have been sitting hero over since I found out what 1 had done. Yo i sue , I have to move with great care. A jar , yon know , might explode the thing. Then , I don't know what to do about eat ing. I'll have to take liquid food , I sup pose. If I swallow any hard substance , and it comes in contact with the pullet , the jig will bo up. " "Keep still a few hours , nnd you will bo all right"suggested the post surgeon. "I doirt know , " and ilia major shook his head sadly. "Tho stuff is a mixture that no mortal man over made before , and it is Impossible to toll how it will af fect mo. I fear that I shall " "What ? " asked a young lieutenant , breathlessly. "Bust ! " gasped the.victim. "Bust is the only word that expresses it. If 1 don't go up in the air I'm liable to tear a hole in the ground at an vi moment. You see , I know the force stored away in that thing. All the powder packed away in our magazine is not equal to it. " A whispered conversation ensued among the olliccrs. "Have you taken any medicine ? " in quired the post surgctm. "Nothing except brandy and water , and I think I'll go in and take another dose. " After advising the major to remain quiet , and promising to return In a short time , his friends left him. It was break fast time , nnd they desired to discuss the ease among themselves. "I believe that there is something in it. " was the Colonel's opinion. "Ho knows moro about explosives than any man living , and I have no doubt that ho has succeeded in inventing a very de structive nllair. If he has swallowed it I think that ho has just cause for his alarm. " The post surgeon said that ho did netlike like to speak positively about such a pe culiar ca o , but he did not mind saying that the situation was neither dangerous nor critical. With llttlo prudence , the patient would be able to bo uu and about as Usual In a few hours , or by the next clay nt farthest. "I think , " volunteered Captain Jones , "that his mind is out of gear. That would explain the whole business' . " "And.I think , " suld a lieutenant"that hoisdrunk. , " Th.cso views , however , did not" meet with much favor , and the kind-henrted warriors sat down to brpnkfnst wllh thoughtful faces. Just as there was a lull in the conver sation there was a deafomng , stunning crash , louder than the jarring roll of a dozen thunderclaps. The building shook and rocked. The dishes danced on tlio table , and the furnlturo clattered about the room. "My ( SodI The maor has exploded I" As the colontl said this his face was as whlto as a sheet. A wild rush was made for the door , and once there the spectators saw the realization of their worst fears. In the dense cloud of smoke , shooting up from the spot where the major's cabin hail stood , could bo seen countless frag ments of the wreck whirling round nnd round in the air. Pretty soon they began to descend in a shower , coverlnc the pa rade ground with pieces of shingles , planks and logs , while numerous parti cles spattered down into the river a I hundred yards away. v , \ \ hen the bewildered party reached the scene of the disaster ihcro wns llttlo satisfaction to bo obtained. A smoking hole In the ground and the scattered de bris of the cabin wcro all that could bo seen. . There was no trace of tlio major. Had the daring inventor exploded ? The olllcors looked at each other with awestruck countenances. "No , I cannot thinu so , " said the post surgeon , reading the question In the in quiring faces betoro him. "Spontaneous combustion is possible. Such cases have been recorded , but if the major roallv ex ploded it is a phenomenal event witliout a precedent , Tito poor fellow took too much brandy and went to work with his chemicals after wo loft him. That is my theory. " "Do you regard itasimpossiblo"askcd the colonel. "By no means , but it is highly im probable. " ' Then,11 said tlio colonel , firmly , " 1 believe - liovo that the major exploded. " "And that is my opinion , " chimed in several others. Notwithstanding the most careful search , nothing belonging to ( ho missing man , not oven a button , could bo found. The river had doubtless swallowed up everything. The explosion of the Major did not lig- uro in the no\t report made to the secre tary of war by the commander of the little - tlo Oregon post. At the very last moment the colonel tore up his lirst reuort and substituted a briefer document in which he stated that Major Potter had come to an untimely death while experimenting with explo sives. But the truth of history cannot bo sup pressed. \ \ hat the war department failed to get will soon bo known far and wide. SHERIDAN'S RIDE. How Buchnnau Rcml Cnme to Write That Famous I'ocin. Cincinnati-Commercial Gazette : Read's last studio was upon the north side of Fourth , just cast of Kim street. It was there that General Hooker lirst mot the distinguished lady who afterwards became - came his wifo. "Sheridan's Rido" was composed Monday. November t , 1801 , in the front room of a three story brick building , vet standing , and now known as No. 41) ) West Eight street , then occupied by Cyrus Garrctt , CMI. , brother-in-law of air Read. The simple story of the composition of the famous ode is this : The evening of that day had been set apart for the Mur doch ovation , which took place at Pike's opera house. Mr. E. D. Grafton , the em inent artist , had metGarrett unon Fourth street in the morning and handed him Harper's Weekly containing the picture of "Sheridan's Ride to the Front.1 After a word of conversation in regard to the illustration , Garrett took the picture to his residence , anil.soon after the subject of thtr < 5ctbbrated ride , as sketched , came up. The following is Mr. Murdoch's ac count of that conversation , ns told upon the stage , by way of a prelude to roiul'mg the poem : "During the morning a friend with whom 1 was conversing hap pened to pick u ) ) thn last issue of Har per's Weekly , on the title page of which was the picture of Sheridan. 'There's a poem in that picture , ' said my friend. 'Suppose ' I have ono written for you to read to-night ? ' 'But , ' 1 replied , 'I shall not have time to look it ever and catch its inner moaning and beauties , and besides - sides I am not in the habit of reading a poem at night written in the morn ing.1" That friend was Cyru Garrctt.whohad previously familiarly said to his brother- in-law , "Buck , there is a poem in that picture. " To which Rend replied. "Do jou suppose I can write a poem to order just us you would go to Spraguo's and order a. coat ? ( It is Mr. Alexander Hill's impross'on , however , that this remark was also made by Mr. Murdoch to Read. ) After this Read and Murdoek parted Read to his room and Murdoch to his musings. When Road retired to his room ho said to his wife : "Hattic , do not lot mo bo interrupted. I am not to bo called even if the house takes tiro. " During his se clusion Read called for a c"up of strong tea and then resumed his pon. About noon his work was done. The nonm was given to his wife to cojy | , while Road at once loft homo and going over to the studio of his friend said : "Grafton. 1 have just written something fresh hot from the oven and loft Murdoch com mitting it for recitation to-night. " Concerning the reception of that poem , as inimitably interpreted by Murdoch , the Commercial's report was : "Peal after peal of enthusiasm punctuated the last three glowinc verses. So long and loud was the applause at its end that Mr. Mur doch was called to the footliirhts.and Mr. Read only escaped thn congratulations of the audience bv rofusinsr to respond as , ho could not adequately do , he seemed to think , to the clamorous utterances of his namo. " A remark madp by a nrominot citi/on may also bo given as indicating the effect upon the audience. When the poem was ended and Sheridan had "got there , " with profound relief , the Into William Resersaid : "Thank God ! I was afraid Sheridan would not get there. " "In a conversation with Read , " said Mr Grafton to the writer , "I once ven tured to say. 'Road , did you take nothing but a pot of black tua Into your room with you when you invoked the muse for 'Sheridan's Ride ? ' " To my surprise , in a most unexpected placid manner ho said : 'I took nothing else but that. Let mo confess to you a fact : I can do nothing with the pen unless I am clear-hoade'd. 'I know , ' ho continued , 'that poem , with its faults , came from no inspiration of the bottle. I would like , however , to have corrected some of those fault" , but Bayard Taylor advised me not to allow the least change or aniendatlon , but to let It stand as written. ' The wisdom of this -idvico in sured its acceptance , and , if I mifetako not , it now stands word for word ns the muse gave it , nothing to add or .sub tract. "Mr. Road also said this to mo : 'They may talk what they cheese about Byron , Burnp , Pee and others writing so linnlv under the inlluonco of drink , but I don't bellovo a word of it. If the tongue docs wug. the brain will lag when much drink has been indulged in , for then 1 have dis covered I am just about as dumb as a Princess Bay oyster. " " A few weeks ago the Bronham Banner , in oomiminting 611 the criticisms of a correspondent as to the mannnr of con ducting the paper , replied in the follow- in ; : vigorous and unmistakablu English : "No man , on earth or this side of heaven - von or hall , can dictate to this paper how it Shall bo conducted. " It was not long before the dailv edltllloh of thn Banner was suspended , and ihu Weekly edition , resumed. Dr , ARcgtilarGraduateinMedicine and' Special Practitioner , GRUENIG BLOCK OFFICESGRUENIG , OFFICES Cor , 13th and Dodge Sts , OMAHA , NEB ; ADJOIX1XG MILL Alii ) HOLEL. Where all cureabic cases are treated with success. Special ties all Chronic diseases , such as diseases of the blood , brain , heart and nervous system. As well as liver , kidney and gravel complaints , catarrh , paralysis , etc. Opinion at Office or by Mail , $1 , This amount will bo credited on treatment. Ollice Hours , 9 to 12 A. M. , and 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 P. M. , Sundays included. Correspondence will receive pVompt attention. No letters answered unless accompanied by 4 cents in stamps. Address all mail to Dr. Ottorbourg , ( Gracing Block ) Corner 13th and Dodge St- % , Omaha , JSTeb. An Important Question. is IMUATIVI ; : ; I OAVJB : Tf FO , you nro no o.\coptlon to tlio riilp.rjNInoout of uvuiy ten men mo thus iillretrd. Nntiirn * lm\s. I'olly , Itrnorii ol Vlcu In mil ) llfo , l.nt lloiirn , Wnnt or Kxoialpp , Orcr-rrcillnir , Hr- lU'iiK-ry Iliihltg. Worry , Anxiety nnJ Uueluoss Ciucs , nil tend to produce this uml. TIIBKC : \OTIII\U TO 1112 This Is ns much of n illsen'o.iinil needs jnit ns cnro- WPAITU llll , thorOUKll lUUl fclOlltillO tlOlltllU'lIt 119 DjBpon- WPAITM ncMUin. wt.Ai.iri. Elu , Consumption , 1'iiriilyHi- miy of tlio nuiiiy 111 ! tlmt iniinUInd In their cureless ignorance or loollinnllncss , brlntf upon thunisolvoj. No niim through MISTAU.EX : XOTHOXS or IMI.SE MOOFSTY , Should cither allow his conditions to BO untreated , or fit\l worse , liliicn liuuself In tlio Imnds of tricksters or ctinrlattino , uiun devoid of both lionoriintt inuitluiil nlilltly , usrcclully wlinn lull , per- fuut mid poruuinoiit < ; i\iBt : ; VTIVI : vi oit AM > VITAL rxnuov Cnn bo obtnlncaat but sll ht co t , and without either exposure or personal Inconvoutimco. ASBIH : AI-L rAi.si : fjUA.m : , AM > siiit : : At once for such rarnrdlos us will quickly nnd permanently roMero to tlio floneratlvo Onrnnt such Strength. Vlirornnd PoliMiry nsMionld brlonir to exory Healthy man. Hut low Itnrw what it really Isto enjoy tlio blosalntr of nnlmp.ilre I virility ; not tli it wo n Ivocato undue Ftlmulatlon , hot house development of the passions i.ttho expense of bodily strength , or menial vl or nnd nciiteiicss ; simply tlio restoration of natural , r-nlv and proper meana , to tlio tfonorallvo function with wlilcli the Almighty meant to and did endow all human beinge , and which Imti been to shamefully abused. . AM. OUR CO\SUITATIOXS , WIIETIIEII BY MAII , or In person , nro conducted both In spirit andlottur In accordance with the ttrletost principles of Medical lUlilcs. Von may bo absolutely certain of tlio most thorough , carolnl and fiearchln * iagnosis by physicians who mnko this bianch of medicine tholr spocliil stud v mid pi notice. Indeed , you will obtain the MUIIO attention and moro special skill than could bo had Irom your own family physician , nnd wen he could not bo moro discreet or hold 5 o'r statements In stricter confidence. Parents nnvo repeatedly sent ns their snns , whom they suspect to bo addicted to evil practice or to bo suffonnsr fiom tholr debilitating olTeets. knowlnir full well thnt httvinfff treated them with dispatch mid satisfaction , wo are well qualified to treat tholr sons. Too often , too , sin , vlco or e.\cos-t In the parent leaves Its Imprint upon the offspring. IT t * FAI.Si ; MODESTY , NEEDLESS SHAME and icnornnco that leads so many men , ynunir and old , to seek aid at the bunds of the qnnck and > Impostor , who by their shnmotnl extortions and mill-treatment , work much harm , bodily undi mentally , and tend to cast suspicion and distrust upon honust anil reputable physicians whose ] yours of study , practice nmi experience entltlethom to bo regarded justly us honorable men und < special practitioners In this branch or inodlclnn. In conclusion , I may nlisoi vo that those who wish to apply for il-lvlco or assistance , may con fidentially do so without hesitation or ditllilcnco ; ns the most timid may rely on my invariably , regarding that Inviolable secrecy , which lias already proved the basis of un e.xtensU e iind , respectable professional reputation. Vours confidentially , Dr. OTTEBBOUBG- . 13th and Dodge Sts. , Omaha , Neb. "V\TE3 TKISjeLT Wo make Iho treatment of ehronla diseases a spe cialty , and solicit these of a lingering , dlllioiilt or ; doubtful character , because thus wo can di'monv ' trBIO our superior facilities for cuilng them. Wher * patients have boon unsuccessfully Heated by others , wo cordially Invite them to call upon ns , or to writ * in. There are many cases that ha\o. without suc cess , u ° ed every I ( inn ol patent incdU'ines , thinking Uicroby to save a physician's fee : others who hava rmld a vast amount of money to tholr homo physi cian or druggist , seeking In vain for relief ; others uiraln who are dial.cartoned or discour aged of mor being cured , to all such wo oxtuiul a hearty Invitation to consult us , either per HEALTH. WEALTH. sonally or by letter. Tljelr cases will always rom- mnnd prompt attention. Jf wp llnd their case hopeless iinti beyond the aldof human wo will promptly toll them o.nn.l would s.-orn to receive a fee Irom them without bolni , ' able to render thorn any assistance. If , however , wo hollove upon examination , that they are cura ble , we will distinctly Htato what wo can do lor them. It is to our Intoreu to give an honest . .opinion , as our ropi'lation Is at stake , and wo make nnd maintain that lenutatlon by actual cures eirocted under ourcaro aiU through our treatment. Kvery ca < o wo undertake to treat nnd tail , is a serious Injury to us therefore It Is essentially noco8 < ary for UB to ho prudent anil careful. Wo will tell you candidly what we can do for you. nnd will state what our treat ment \\lll cost you , and leave you tree to decide whether It will bo to your advantage to bo treated by us or not. Wo never nrgo or persuade any person to take our treatment , hut do- pen 1 entirely 1'or rooJiiiiueaJatlou what those who have been treated by us , say of our mer its. They uro tlio ones oompotent to Judge , and go turthorto strengthen thu good reputa tion wo have earned , than columns of alvortlsumimtswould. No matter what your trouble or how long standing It Is , consult us , and II relief Is possible , yon will coi talnly obtain It. PATIENTS KUN NO Kit It OF BKING DEC1EYED II Y US. Honobty is the best policy. Wo tin I this axiom verified In our dealings with our patients. Though wolay claim to an ordinary doo'-'ool lionoUy from principle , \\o cannot expect the publlu to place implicit confidence In our claims , did wo not present thorn from a point of view where solf-lntoiest dictated onruouiso to bo honest as the best moans of success. PATIEVI'S KUNNO ICISK OF ISE1NG DECIEVED ISY US. Because wo cannot olford to bo dishonest with them Wo have a reputation at stake'whlch has cost ns years of unremitting labor and untiring study to oitablNh. This reputation In equivalent to capital to us , and it would not only be Imprudent but the height of folly , tor us to do anything to Injure It. In this ago of newspapers and rapid transmission of every de scription of news , our name would soon be n byword , and the public would shun us , wer wi < , In any way , to practice deception on any of our patients. On the other hand , if wo prove our horioaty by dealings with all with whom wocomo In contact , wo extend our reputation and with It our practice. The value of an untarnished name to a Imslnen man is ot value buyond calculation ; wo have always enjoyed such none and will always strlvo to maintain it , Patients run no risk ol being deceived by us , because wo hnvo not established tills Infirmary for n week or n month , but wo have made It onocf the permanent plants of Omntia , nnd have como to stay. Wo have expended n great deal of money In fitting up our ottlccs , supply ing with thorn latest and most approved appliances , and lecuiod the services of tome ot the most eminent phyiclans as asshtants. H will take us some tlmo to get a return of thu cupl- tal thus Invested. While , by deceiving our patients , wo might tor a short tlmo r < nll/o moro largely , but our bUfiliio * * woul'l soon bo ruined , and would soon die out. It Is evident , there fore , that wo must bo honest to retain patronage once secured , and to extend It through the tnlliibiico of those whom wo cure. DOCTORS WHO HAVE NO PERMANENT INTEREST , Who are constantly traveling fiom plaoo to place , will get nil the money they can from pa- tlents , caring nothing to ictaln thorn or give them any bonuflt. This h dishonest nnd should bo frowned down by every well thinking man Wo cannot airord to pursue such a policy. oven If Inclined to do so. It Is much hotter for us to be frank with our patients , and when they consult us , and c find hU or bur cuio has arrived nt an Incurable stage , wo will candidly tell them so and not try and get n few dollars from them when wn know their hopes of a euro must meet with disappointment. Should promise a euro , however , and then fall , others whom wo might have treated successfully , will bo at i aid to nonsuit us PATIENTS RUN NO RISK OF ISEING DECIEVED II Y US. Ilecnuso themalorlty of them are Intelligent people , who nro wHI able to Judge for them selves. ( Julio n number of them being nllllctcd ltli chronio discuses for years have consult ed physicians of great omlaonco , am ! have studied booUs tioatlng on thn peculiar complHliit Irom uhlch they unit or. It is not ol nriiro occurrence that such people know motoof the na ture ol tholr nllment than thoordlnary pinctltlonur Would It not ho foolish to attempt to Iccolvo surli patients ? Whli.i It cannot hu expected that all should be endow i-d with this lilirh dograiof Intelligence , wo make it a point to treat all with the eiindor that common ccnm nnd discrimination demands and If wo succeed In untiling our patlcr.ts1 touihlimco tills will m pi s- Mirlly bccoino mote IntenMMcd as our mqunlmiinco ripens , as our main undoavor will idnnys bo to give the utmost satisfaction to those entruhtln tholrcascs to us. DR. OTTEBBOTJBG. < utd Dtxlyc lit reels , Onialut , Xcb. Corner J.'itli mid i ; tit. , OMAHA , .YKJ A Regular Graduate , in Medicine and Special Practitioner , Authon/odlo treat all Chronic , Nervous aud "Special Diseases" wheHier caused by impru dence , excess or contagion ) Bi'mhml WcnknosH might lofc > o > ) oxual Mobility ( lois of H-xuiil Dowurl Nervous Debility , Illood Disorders , vc Ouics guaninteod nr money inlnndvil. ( Jharged low. Thousands of case * cured. Ago and mjierienco arp Important , All medicines o pcclnlly prepared for each Individual case. No Injurious or pol > omius compounds tisod. js'o tlim < lost trom business. J'atlonts at a distant1" trentfd bv Irttcr rind ovpicws. Miillclnes Kent everywhere free from iw/u or breakage. All oidcr * promptly filled. Asjmptom list on uhlch to get ulull lilstory ol dlsnafc fui'niMied , fcliitt1 yoili cnao and send for terms. Secrecy observed cither In by mall , Office Hours : 9 to 12 A. M. , 2 to 5 and 7to 8 P. M.