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IHB OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. AUGUST 28. 1887.-TWELTE PAGEa
BUSINESS MEN AWAKENING ,
JFt Unfair Dealing of tbo Union Paoifio
Causes Another Protest.
APPEAL TO THESTATE BOARD
Clatn Uakora at Bhogo Island MB-
ooln'n Knights of the Diamond
For Aotlvo Work.
fPrtOM TItE nP.K'8 M.VCOI.X 1JUBKA.U.1
rhcro was filed with the stnto board of
transportation yesterday a complaint
from iv Wood Klvor , Nob. , firm against
the Union Pacific and the extortionate
rates of that company. The filing of the
complaint is an evidence that the business
niun arc beginning to nwakon to the sys
tematized robbery practiced against 'hum '
and speak out for themselves. The com
plaint in full is as.toJIows !
Holllster & Howard. complainants , vs. the
the Union IMcllle Hhllro'id Company , re
spondent. Jteforo the board ot transporta
tion of the stnto of Jiebuska.
cpmplajnanja r. for cause of complaint
against the Union 1'aclllc Uallroad company ,
respondent , allege and say :
1. That your complainants are a firm or co
partnership encaged In the sale of hardware
? < ! agricultural Implements In i UK village ot
Wood Itlver , Neb.
2. I hat the said Union Pacliic Itallway , re
spondent , is a corporation duly organuud
under and by virtue of an act of congress of
llio United Mates of America , and that snld
lesnontlpnt maintains and operates a line
or railway through and across the state of
Nebraska , Imvlnu Its eastern terminus at the
city of Council UlutTs. Ia.
s. Your eomolnlnaiits further alloeo that
the local rates charged by said respondent
lot thn transportation of goods , wares and
merchandise , are unjust , unreasonable , ex
tortionate , oppressive and excessive , and nro
too lil.-h , as shown by the attached table of
comparative local rates , giving the figures
for 300 miles west from the city ot Lincoln
on said railroad , as compared with the local
traffic In Iowa and Minnesota ; that tratllc on
the line of said railway as therein set forth
are unjust , unreasonable , extortlonato and
oppressive , and should be reduced Wi per
cent of the present rate.
The said table herein set forth exhibits the
local rates on said Union 1'acllic railroad for
the distance ot 300 miles as ntorcsatd. and is
a copv ot the printed nnd published tariffs of
Bald Hue of railway , respondent herein , nnd
In made a part of this complaint.
4. And further complaining against the
Union 1'acllic railroad company , complnln-
aiitR. state nnd charge the iollowlru facts
against said railroad , respondent , viz. :
That snld railway company , respondent ,
collects , demands nnd receives unjust , un
reasonable , extortionate and oppressive rates
from the city of Grand Island , Nub. , to
points on the said line of railway , as com
pared with the rates charged , demanded ,
collected nnd received for its transportation
of freight from Omaha , thereby discrtmlnat-
in ? against Grand Island nnd local points
situated on said railway.
The said rotes quoted , charged , demanded ,
collected and received from Uratul Island to
jiolnt.s on snld railroad nro compared and
Hliown In the following table , with the rates
clmrucd , demanded , collected and received
for llko and contemporaneous service for the
same distance from the city of Omaha :
1 2 3 4 5 A B 0 D E
Grand Island to
Woud Hirer ,
_ M miles . 33 17 IS 13 9 9 8 7K 'M 5
From Omaha to
Mlllard.30 m's.17 15 15 13 10 10 S 81J 8S 5
of Omaha . 5 S . . 1 .
Q rand Island to
Kearney , U
miles . 33272330 181013 lO'/i lOtt 8
Omaha to Fre
mont , 48 ra'8..2 31 S3 19 IS 15 10 8tf 8H 6
< r3 1 l U 3 8 2
Orand Island to
I'lu in Crecka
miles . 47 40 33 31 20 23 17 13tf IHJi 7
Omaha to Bohuy-
I Ur. 76 miles. . < 0 35 30 25 TOW 18 14 14 7
Omaha to Dun
can , W milos..43 34 34 38 25 2i 30 17 17 7tt
In favor of
Omaha . 51831 .
Grand Island to
North 1'latto ,
138 miles . 71 83 55 17 to ! "J 2t 30 20 10H
Omaha to Wood
Hirer , 169 m's.U ( 58 CO 44 40 31 2 19 19 8tf
Difference In f a-
distance . 9 863S321 1 3
The foregoing reference to land quotation
of rates from Omaha and Urand Island are
made to show the treat discrimination In
favor of Omaha when local rates are con
cerned In the same connection with such
rates from Omaha , and to show how excess
ive the local distance tariff of the said Union
Faciiic railway company Is when compared
to the tar I If from Omaha.
Complainants pray that you will remove
the discrimination m said rates above re
ferred to aud will reduce thu local distance
tarllTs of the said Union Paoillc railroad
company now In force within the state to
reasonable , just and equitable basis , or al
least OO a per cent less than the present dis
tance tariff , and for such other and further
relief as mav be lust and equitable undnr all
HOLLISTEH & HOWARD.
p , OY8TEU3 AMD TUKTLE3.
The members ot the Nebraska Clam
Bakers association are nt Shogo island , in
the midst of ono of their celebrated bakes
that have become such popular features
to the membership. Friday evening Presi
dent McHrid , .witli some twenty others ,
went to Wllford and pitched the camp.
nnd yesterday twonty-Uvo moro departed
for tlio grounds. Invited guests from
Omaha , Crete , Nebraska City and othoi
points are in nttondanco. General Me
mido was escorted to the front by i
mammoth sea turtle that was shipped
nlivo from the coast in company will :
two barrels of clams and n barrel ol
oysters. The turtle eyed his escort at UK
depot as though expecting a lively timu
The two reverses that the Lincoln clul
mot in It.s series of Denver gnmes.lms no
dampened the ardor of the club's home
bacKing and tholr enthusiasm in scare ) :
the pennant. The Lincoln club Is now a <
Hustings for three games , and the home
nsiosmtion predict three straights foi
them thoro. The coming week Omahi
will bo with Lincoln on the homt
grounds , and the good ball played b ]
Omaha when Lincoln was lust in that city
loads the public to expect some goot
games in the coming contest , that wil
bo very largely attended. The hotui
club will arrive Friday.
THE CAMPAIGN O1 ENKI > .
The capital city prohibition club tha
preaches politics every Sunday af turnout
ut Temple halt fs preparing for Bg-
crcssivo campaign work. The club hoi
issued circular letters containing a per
sonal invitation to Christian workers am
all In sympathy with the prohibitiot
movement , to attend the meetings ant
join in the work. The circular announce :
the campaign open with both the stati
and county tickets in the Hold. The cir
eular cric.s out against the indiflorcnce o
iieoplo in regara to their personal rola
iions to thu reform , announces that. ab ! <
speakers will bo listened to , and that ii
' action wil
to-day's meeting important
bo taken to enlist church co-oporatiou.
VEltSONAI , S'OTKS.
( loneral Van Wyok was at Franklli
vosturdav and returns to his homo at No
bruska City tins evening.
Adjutant ( Jouoral Bates , of Hoatriec
was superintending opening work a
Camp Thayer yesterday.
Hr. Stone , of Wahoo , surgeon eoncrn
of the state militia , was examining appll
rant ? for company sunrcons at the adju I
tant general's otuco yesterday.
Chancellor Manatt , of the state university
vorsity , who has employed his vacatioi
In a European trip , has reached horn
Governor Thayer , who hag been at
sent several days at the Norfolk reunlo
nnd the national convention of Charitie
in Omaha , was at home at the oapiti
Tha assistant secretary of state , Ben R
Vowdrj , accompanied bj hia wife ,
Joltimbus for over Sunday at tholr old
L. C. Burr , who has been on a three
weeks' bear hunt with Judge Brewer and
jthors in the mountain ! of Wyoming ,
s at homo again , bringing with him the
head of a magnificent mountain sheep as
a trophy of the hunt.
The sheriff of Flllmoro county was in
Mncoln yesterday , bringing with him
Henry Kooktho confessed murderer of
the two Nowors at the Sunday picnic a
week ago. The sheriff concluded from
the voluminous threats scattered around
that the prisoner was not the safest in
the immediate vicinity of the shooting
nd therefore brought him in for safe
keeping. A tow nights ago threats were
so common of lynching that a largo
number of Rook's companions in railroad
work stayed in Geneva the entire night
to bo on hand to protect Hook if lynch
ing was attompod.
Head Bcnnison Bros * ad on 8th page.
Beth-Ellen BaptistChurch-H v.H.L.House
pastor. There will be no preaching service.
Sunday school at o'clock p. in. At the
close of Sunday school a short season of
prmernml conference will be held. Prayer
meeting Thursday even UK at 8 o'clock.
North Presbyterian Church , Saunders
street Itev. William II. Henderson , pastor ,
will conduct service at 100 : : ! a. in. No evenIng -
Ing service. Sunday school at noon. Young
people's meeting at 0:30 : p. m. Strangers
made welcome at all the services.
Dr. A. ( } . Byers. of Ohio , will nreach at
theSeward street M. K. church Sunday morn-
Itic at luU. : : ! Itov. J. W. Plielps will preach
and administer the sacrament at 8 o'cloek.
German Lutheran Church , 1005 South
Twentieth street Service every Sunday at
10 a. m. Sunday school at 2 p. m. K. J.
Park Avenue United Presbyterian Church ,
corner Park avenue and Grant streets
Preaching t y the pastor. Itov.'J. A. Hender
son. MorniiiLt service at 10:30 : n. in. ; sub
ject , " .Justllicatlon. " Evening service at 8 ;
subject , "Christian Diligence thn True
Uwiiedy for Pauperism and Crime. " Sab
bath school at noon. I'oii are invited.
Presbyterian Church , corner Dodeo and
Seventeenth street Services at 10:30 : a. m.
and H p. m. Morning ureachliiit by the pas
tor , Ilev. W. J. Horsha. Evening Mr. W.
Alexander Johnson , of Chicago , member of
the convention of associated charities , will
speak. Subject : "The Lame Man at the
Beautiful G , to , " a plea for personal charity.
Sunday school at noon. Young peoples
meeting at 7:15 : p. in.
Unity Chinch Services will bo resumed on
Sunday. September It
Central United Presbyterian church. Sev
enteenth street between DocJu'u and Capitol
avenue Services at 10W : a. m. and 8 p.m.
Services conducted by Hev. J. A. Thompson ,
president of Tnrklo college , Tarkio , AIo.
Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesday even
ings at 8 o'clock. Young neoole's prayer
meeting on Sunday evenings at 7:15. All
South-West Piesbytorlan Church Corner
Lea von worth and T won loth streets. Kev.
David It. Kerr. pastor. Services at 10 : .10 a.
in. and 8 p. m. Sabbath school at 1'J m.
Young people's meeting at 0:15 : p. in. Gen
eral prayer ineetln. , Wednesday at 8p.m.
Subject , "Common Sense 111 Religion. "
\ oun : people's social Monday evening , Au
gust ! , at church. All invited.
All Saints' Church Twenty-fifth and How
ard streets Morning piaycr at 11 a. m.nven-
Inc prayer at 7 p. m. The Rev. Dean Hart ,
of St. John's Cathedral , Denver , Colo. , will
preach at both services. The choir will sing
'The To Deura in K " "
, by Dykes , and "The
Jubllats In K , " bv Tours , and for the anthem
llarnby. Take Far n am and Park avenue
cars to Twentv-lifth street or St Mary's
avenue cars to Falrvlew street. Miss Kliza-
beth 1'ennell will sing at the otlertory , "I
Heard the Voice of Jesus , " by liartteit.
Welsh Presbyterian Services will be held
Sunday , August 28 , In Toft's hall , on Saunders -
ders street , near Charles. Preaching at 7:30 :
P. in. , by the llev. 1) . Edwards , ot Wales ,
Sunday school at 3:30 : p. m. A full attend
ance is requested at the evening services.
Hillside Congregational Church , Omaha
View Kev. Dr. Dana , of St. Paul , preaches
at 8 p. in. Sunday school at 3:30 : p. m.
First Daptlst Church , corner Fifteenth and
Davenport streets Itov. A. W. Lamar , pas
tor. Pleaching at 10:30 : a. m. by Kev. W. L.
Drown , of West Plains , Mo. The church
will bo used In thocvenlnic by the conference
ot charities and corrections. Sabbath school
at 13 n . Prayer meeting Wednesday even
ing at 8 p. m. Alt are cordially Invited.
West Hamilton Street Presbyterian Church
Preaching services at 8 p. in. Sabbath
school at 3 p. in.
First Christian church , Twentieth and
Capitol avenue Dr. Fey will preach to-day at
the usual hours , 10:30 : a. in. and 8 p. ui. Seats
First Congregational Tabnrnaclo Preach-
In ? at 10:30 : a. m. by Kev. M. Me. ( ! . Dana. D.
D. , of St. Paul. Minn. , at exposition build-
Ing. Bible class at 13 m. Prayer meeting
Wednesday evening. Young people's society
St. Mary's avenue Congregational Kiiv.
Wlllard Scott pastor. Morning service at
10:30 : , preaching oy Kev. James lompklns of
Chicago. No evening service. Service every
HllUlde Congregational flniirch Hov. H.
C. Crane , pastor. Dr. C. I. FUher , ot the
conference ot charities and corrections , will
speak at 11 a. m. Kvenlni service at 8.
Park Place. Congregational Sunday School
will meet until the chapel Is llnished in
Guild's grove at 4 p. m. JSv-Presldont Holt is
St. Mark's Lutheran-Comer of North
Twcnty-lirst and iJurdetta streets. Kev.
Ueorge H. Schur , pastor. Church service at
10:30 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sunday school at 0 a.
in. Strangers cordially invited.
Park Avenue Piesbyterlan Church Ser
vices In Sovloll'slmll , on Leaven worth street ,
near Phil Sheridan. Morning at 10:30 : ,
evening at 8 o'clock , conducted by Kev. John
Gordon , pastor. Sunday school at noon ,
First United Presbyterian. 013 North
Eighteenth street , Kev. Edwin U. Graham ,
pastor. Public worship at 10:30 : a , m. and 8
m.Kountzo Memorial Lutheran Church ,
corner ot Sixteenth and llarnoy streets
KBV. J. S. Detwoller , pastor. ChuTch ser
vices and preaching by tbo pastor at 10:30 : a.
m. and 8 p. in.
All on Account of a Telegram
St. Louis Globe-Democrat : A novel
suit has been filed in Judge Read's court
in Topeka , Kan. Thu case is Instituted
by sixteen young ladies , who sue the
Western Union Telegraph company for
$300 damages each. The complaint
states that owing to the failure on the
part of the company to deliver a message
which was to have boon sent from
Valley Falls to Nortonville in February
last , tbo young ladles were compelled to
walk eight miles to reach thu village of
Perdue , where they were to give an en
tertainment for the benefit of their
church. They wore lost , and wandered
around over the prairie from G o'clock in
the evening until 3 o'clock the next morn
The Funeral Wan Uncertain.
Boston Courier : A lady who is famous
among her friends for the correctness
with which all her social duties are per
formed , was recently put in an amuse-
ingly awkward position by the stupidity
of a servant. A neighbor being danger
ously ill , this lady one morning scut her
ina'a over to inquire concerning her con
"Go " said she "and
over , , inquire
how Mrs. X. is this morning And if she
Is dead , " she added , as tha girl started ,
"ask when the funeral U to bo. "
The messenger went as directed , und
soon returned with the air of one who
has done her whole duty.
"Mrs. X. Is better this morning , " was
her report , "and they cannot toll when
the funeral will be. "
Hiram Pauley , of Elmdalc , III. , has a
rattlesnake that can be handled with
safety. Ho ia brown , witli black stripes ,
nearly four feet long , weighs two poninl
and two ounces , with leveral rattles ami
a button on MS tail. Pauley aays that he
dug out his fangs with his pocket-knife
while tioldiog its head ia hU kaad.
BOOMING CITY OF KEARNEY.
A Pleasant Trip to a Prosparous and Grow
A SUCCESSFUL LAND CAUE ,
Kearney's Marvelous Growth-A. lies-
pltabto People Some Woll-
Plxnd Visitors Whr New
York Won't Prosper.
IWrllttnfortlie Sunday lleeluJ. F. fillet/ . ]
A sigh of languor and a tinge of gloom
were the attributes of the party of ills-
tlngulsho'l Omahans boarding thn parlor
car Smyrna nt the Union Pacific last
Wednesday night. Hut whatever the
feeling and whatever the causa of the
sadness , both mellowed into jest and
song and laughter with the first hundred
turns of the wheel , and the transition
was as the mist chased by the aim , or ,
bettor still , likp the brass band returning
from the warrior's funeral to the rollick
ing lilt of "Johnny , Got Your Gun , "
where erstwhile their tread was measured
to the solemn strains of Saul's Dosui
March. The occasion of the excursion
was a visit to Kearney to attend the sale
of town lots there , and thirty million was
Kald to bo the sum controlled by the dis
tinguished Omahans for investment. As
sociation with the good or bad purities
or corrupts ; one accommodates himself
to his surroundings ; easy -familiarity
with these Omaha millionaires made the
writer wealthy , in his mind , although in
his insulo pocket there were but two
blank checks and n theater com pliment-
It was a jolty ride with a jolly crowd.
The surroundings wore luxurious ; the or
dinary annoyances of travel were miss
ing. The conductor's tones wore gtsntlo
and pleasant and for the noncn Mi ? did
not insist upon committing assault and
battery on the passengers in wild efforts
to tag checks to their hatbands , the porter ,
one Duncan , forgot tiio usual liuonso of
ilghway robbery assumed by his class ,
and disinterestedly wished the gentlemen
pleasant dreams as ho bade them good-
light. The driver of engine 831 , with
iis hand on the throttle lever and his
nye fixed in the darkness aheatl , sported
with space and made time but a number
on the schedule slip. At first , conversa-
ion was of railroad and steamboat
wrecks , tbon it turned upon fires and
cyclones and finally it drifted into more
cheerful channels. Everything but the
real business of the trip was talked of
and that was never broached , for each
man kept his secret , of both his knowl
edge of operation in buying town lots
and the amount of his intended invest
ment. So because there was a secret
each man was suspicious of the other ,
but pleasant withal , just as two opposing
lawyers'grow gracious across the counsel
table , when each would give a world to
know just what the other knows. Out of
deference to the prejudices of a Sunday
school teacher ana because there wore
no cards aboard , poker was not played ,
but all other pastimes were indulged in.
Wit bubbled like a widow's smile. It
was solemnly promised and formed one
of the conditions of his trip that no ono
was to say "let her go" in the presence
of Postmaster Gallagher , and in acknow
ledgement of the compliment he said
that mucilage was worse in its effects
than whiskey , because it stuck to one so.
There was no necessity for Judge Grnflf ,
of the district court , to say when handed
a glass of water by the writer , that it
and the Missouri were alike , riley , but
the record stands against Mm filled and
posterity will grow accustomed to his re
mark in its wonder elicited at his need of
water. District Attorney 1'ritehett , by
request , volunteered the narrative of
some- thrilling recollections of bis prac
tice , but had ouly prefaced his stories by
announcing as the first one , the case of a
widow of the eighth husband , when
Emory A. ( Jobb's declaration that ho
would like to know "tho fascin-olghting-
widow , " ended the district attorney's
recitals. Lawyer Montgomery observed
in solace that "you never find an attor-
" andlJ. W. assistant
noy-at-law , llarbaugh ,
ant engineer of the Metropolitan railroad ,
retired to study the cause why , thinking
it was a conundrum. A real estate man
told me confidentially that a Gorman
countess once died with love for him be
cause of his resemblance to Berlin. I
betray not his confidence in pronouncing
the joke capital. The feature of the evening -
ing was Collector Calhoun's rendition of
the first stanza of the sontr. ' 'Did You
Ever Hoar Tell of Kate Kearney , " sung
to the tune of "Tho f retty M.iid Milking
the Cow , " and the company retired dur
ine its progress. The courteous United
States oilicial snored forty other stanzas
in the measures of all of Tom Moore's
melodies. So the night passed. In the
forward cars wore emigrants , stout hus
bands and loving wives with the bloom of
health on their cheeks painted again on
the faces of their little ones , and in per
fect peace and poverty fresh from the
hold of the steerage , and expressed from
Castle Garden , they lay huddled together
in dreams of the ( lav * nd the hour of
wealth to bo found in the far west of the
now world , So in the Smyrna , with more
wealth , but who knows if with more
peace , slept the millionaires of Omaha ,
dreaming too of riches , of riches held
within ye , oh ! hills of Kearney town.
Thirteen years ago the spot whore
Kearney stands to-day was hidden in the
Great American desert. The buffalo and
antelope roamed over its' wastes and
amid alkali rock and sago brush the rod
devil at that time still sneaked , hunting
for his white brother crossing the forty-
niner's trail , duo south from the citv.
Well bcaton and trodden and scarcely
yet grown over is that old trail as if
perpetuating in its original form the
memory of so many adventurous hearts
crossing it in search of gold and finding
at last in its end of the * route but desola
tion , despair , and death. Sjxtcen miles
northward Uows the Pintle river in noisy
turbulence , a boisterous stream nearly n
milo in width and only six inches in
depth. An ugly stream , too , full of
quicksand aud useless , a moro interro
gation point on the landscape , suggesting
the designs of Providence for delayed
fulfilment. Yet in this worthless stream
a quick eye saw perspective gain and
future use. Its swift current had power ,
if diverted from its waste , to become sub
servient to man's will and to turn the
wheel of industry. The lightning was
diverted from its course , and the Platte
above Kearney suffered a like change. A
ditch dug and the river tapped and lo !
the controlled waters meant force to
move machinery. Poor Patterson ! ho
was the pioneer to demonstrate the
possibilities of Kearney with the Platte ,
but like Morse with his tnlcgraph ,
practical minds have utilized and proven
Thus tnrte * over twelve years ago
came George W. Frame , and , realizing
the future results of the yet unbuilt city
of Kearney from the ditch and the river
feeding it , slept on a blanket on its prin
cipal street with the nearest habitation
ten miles away , and with the coyote's
whine us a lullaby. On the day follow
ing he bought all the land be could walk
over at less than f 3 an acre. How it was
built and the exertions employed matters
hero but littli in the result of Kearney
to-day. It is city of nearly 0,000 in-
habiUnti , with sohooU and churches ,
electric Jigbu , gas a d water , with
mayor and clty > council to regulate Us
municipal njlalrs , with well-donned
streets and Im ml so mo drives ; in n word ,
with every adjunct of a thriving city , In
cluding the mccK and lowly Chinaman
and excluding thb Salvation Army.
The real welcome of the Kcarnoyitos to
the Omaha millionaires must bo like the
nominative oftmt in a sentence under
stood rather than expressed. They had
intended the * ? * " M R rc ( ' l ° M ° r day
In the city's history. The local J rcss was
pleased to say1 editorially :
Kearney will to-day bo full of strangers
from various cltles.of the Union , called here
by tlio auction sale of lots , to see our water
power aud city , r.tid to form an acquaintance
of our citizensrwlth the vlow of enlarging
and extending tlie.buslness of Kc. rney.
It Is well for us to start now and Increase
our enterprises anil Industries with now and
broader views of business.
In order to do this propotlv we must keep
abreast ot the times and vie with Denver ,
Lincoln. Omaha , Kansas City and Chlc.igo ,
and show that we are not backward In the
work of Interesting aud entertaining stran
Ought we not to present the great advan
tages of Kearney to these gentlemen , that
they will sue them in their true light and be
Induced to assist In the laudable undertak
ing , for the bonellt of themselves as well us
of Ktmney ?
Lut us invest tholr money In enlarging and
developing our w.tter-power and manufac
turing Interests , the main aud sure way to
advance us to greatness.
Citizens , think ot this and act
It Is said the Omaha party alone represents
over thlrtv millions of capital , while Cincin
nati , Philadelphia , Chicago , Kansas Cltv ,
Lincoln , Denver and other cities have sent
men of large vlow.s and moans to visit us.
Let us to-day become a mutual aid society ,
aiding ourselves , aiding each other and aid
ing the strangers within our gates.
Alast for human expectations. The
band wagon was there and the carriages
were there. Thn committees were there
and the strangers expected were there ,
and everything went according to schcd-
tie , except tin ) rain. Down it cumo in
' .orrants from : i few sullen clouds , backed
ike camels. It was a sad procession
novinir through tlio principal streets , in
closed carriages and rubber coats , like
into a circus audmnco under umbrellas
n a leaky tent. Onward wo rode , how
ever , through the streuts and around the
irtilicial lake , with its pavilion and
joats , and on thn top of the terraces du-
clining towards it were the magic lots
for sale , bountiful sites even on a rainy
lay with a chill October wind blowing.
An amphitheater overlooking the auc
tioneer's stand had been erected , and
everything had a complete business air
ibout it , except thu band , which had a
labit of wandering away from the pro
cession and hiding in hollows , nnd then
reappearing to break forth with inspirit
ing music in the midst of a speech de
scriptive of the day wo celebrated.
Drenched and bedraggled witli mud , we
all saw in working order the overflow
from the cun.il dug from the Platte river ,
with its capacity of 1,500 horse power ,
riio spot of location of the Turbine
wheels , now under construction , was in
dicated. The reality of the picture of
promise was acknowledged , and thu sale
Ijcg.in on the grounds just as the morn
ing's storm had' ' given way to a clear
afternoon. > i
Knowing ihattwo blank checks nnd a
theater complimentary would buy noth
ing , and on the assurance of Juan lioylo
that ho was scarcely sang umo enough to
hope that tliti lota would double in value
in n couple of hours , which possibility
would have enabled me to make a suc
cessful deal before being called tiuon to
pay any purchase money , I left the bid
ders to bo yelled tit by the auctioneer and
wandered among the townspeople tor
their views aud hopes. They wcro full of
expectation.U Kearney over subsides
in its successful boom it will not bo for
want of faith i limits future felt by its
humblest citi/.ens. To my remark ,
meant to Do of comforting assuranou i n
conflict with thcwcathcr ; , that Now York
city was onoo asigmall as Kearney , the
boy blacking my boots paralyzed mo
with the reply :
"Why , Now York won't never amount
to much. "
"No , " inquiringly and too surprised to
r'Naw " it's too far from Kearney. "
A purchaser from St. Louis , in an un
guarded moment , dilated on the beauties
L > f Bicrstadt'a sunsets. Ho was checked
at once by the assurance that the sun so * ;
but in oun place in thu world , just be
hind the lake at Kearney.
"When do you expect the factories to
locate huror" asked an investor from
"To-morrow , next day , the week ufter
next ; they are coining by the thousands , "
came thn booming chorus iu unsvvur to
Thn sale was a success , realizing over
f 37,000 as the day's total. The lots sold
numbered 200 anil tun average pricu was
$130 , The highest purchaser was A. P.
Martin , of Lincoln , who backed his hopes
in Kearney's future by the expenditure
of $7,830. Among the group of men yell-
as her act of faith in thu building sites ,
I stop the press to say that a more intelli
gent bidder was not upon the grounds.
The following is a list of the purchasers ,
with their residences , and thu amounts of
their purchases as have been thus far ac
counted for :
A. M. Klclmrds , of Florida 8 415
Louis S. Irvin , of Kearney. Neb 375
Nettle L. CronKhlte , of Hastings Neb. . S.Uia
UoorgH E. I'lltchett , of Lincoln , Neb. . . n75
J. It. McKeiK , of Syracuse. NeD 205
,1. .1. Imhoff , of Lincoln , Neb 430
.1. L. Keck , of Cincinnati , 0 1,300
Hon. Win. H. Holt , of Frankfort , Ky. . 1,500
S. II. Callionn , of Uiuaha , Neb 600
A. K. Altkun. of Kearney , Neb 183
George H. Collier , of Philadelphia , Pa. . 700
K.J. Wonlworth.of Kearney. Neb. . . . r/r
A. P. Martin , of Lincoln. Neb 7.8iO
K. 1 * . Bellinger , of Galesburg , 111 740
K. L. Stout , of Lincoln , Neb CH
J. M. Tlsdoll , of Kearney , Neb 5S , >
11. ( J. Clarke , of Omaha , Neb 283
G. W. Stamm , of Albla , la 150
E. II. Ctislmian , of Lincoln , Neb 110
Col. D.P. . Hyde , ot Lincoln , Neb 150
Thomas Fitzzcrald , ( if Lincoln , Neb. . . 075
C. li. Bessie , ot Kearney , Neb 4 * > 0
G J. Carpenter , of Fairbury , > i eb 75
W. C. Schalter , of Kearney , Neb SOO
H. J. Allen , of Kearney , Neb : w
J. T. O'Urien. of Kearney , Neb 610
Will J. Scout , of Kearney , Neb 730
K. E , Mclntyro , of Union , la 110
J. S. Harrlnctan. of Kearney , Nob. . . . 2,710
E. P. Tntts. ofJKearney. Neb ! 0
H. U. Halderman , of Kearney , Neb. . . 163
II. It. Wood ward'of ' 1'coila , Ills 410
There is no pain without Its compen
sating pleasure. Neither the wintry wind
nor the summer fain could chill the hos
pitalities of' , , too' ' Kcarnoyitcs to the
stranger within their gates. Private
houses were thrown open for public en
tertainment , and if the investors in town
lots were improved with the value of
tholr purchases , they were equally pleased
with the soci ljSU/roundings. intelligence
and culture everywhere visible. Several
companies of the famous Seventh cavalry ,
which will bo' ' remembered as the princi
pal in Sitting Ball's massacre , wore en
camped on an open plaza above the town ,
taking a temporary rest , enrouto for Fort
Hi ley. Consequently the gilt shoulder
strap and brass buttons of the officers
mingling with the plain dress of the civil
ians , lent a picturesque air to the scene.
Juan Boyle entertained a goodly number
of the guests to dinner in his spacious
residence. Among the number were
General Forsytho and Major Whitsldo.
Mrs. Doyle , who was formerly ono of the
belles of Washington society , presided at
the entertainment and the soldiers forgot
the army and camp , while the purchaser *
grew careless of their day's investment
and nearly lost the returning train , in
admiration ot the tact and beantv of the
hostess. The recollection of the day to
each and all will ever bo a pleasant
What the future will develope for Kear
ney no man kuow's. Faith in its increase
it M trong u the hopes seat out with
the years are potent , the BEG can do no
moro than to add In its charity its wishes
that all may realize In ( nil the expecta
tions formed of them , the riches hgld
within ye , oh hills of Kearney-town.
Road Iknnlson Dros. ad on 8th page.
BIG IRON COMBINATIONS.
Development of the Iron Ore Fields
of the Northwest.
Concerning the recent purchase of iron
ore fields In the northwest by eastern and
western capitalists , the bulletin of the
American Iron and Steel Association
makes the following publication , after
careful investion :
The rapid development of the new Vcr-
mlhon and Gogobiu iron ore fields in the
northwest , is ono of the most remarkable
Incidents of this remarkable industrial
ora. Shipments of era from both these
fields were first made in 1884 , and in 1830
they unitedly shipped over 1,000,000 tons.
This year's shipment will probably ag
gregate 1,500.000 tons , notwithstanding
the dlfllculty ( ti procuring lake transpor
tation. Nearly all the ore which these
districts have produced was of first-class
Bessemer quality , with this physical dif
ference , however , that the Vermilion ores
are hard while the Gogcbic ores are soft ,
the former resembling those of the Mar-
quctto district , and the latter those of
the Mcnomlnce district. The two new
districts , each of which has now been
thoroughly cxnlored , contain immnuso
supplies of Bessemer ores , which will
probably not bo exhausted for bund rods
While this country poscsscd pxtonslvo
and phenomenal deposits of Bessemer
ores in the Marquottu and Mcnominoo
ranges prior to the development of the
Vermilllon and Gogcbic districts , it must
bo rocarded as r. most fortunate circum
stance for our great Bessemer steel indus
try that these new sources of supply were
discovered and developed at a time when
t became clearly manifest that the coun-
r.v would annually require in the future
a much larger supply of Bessemer steel
than it had previously consumed. If these
new fields had not been opened Bessemer
ores , both foreign and domestic , would
' : avu risen to exorbitant prices during the
; iast two years ,
Not less remarkable , perhaps , than the
extent and richness of the new north
western orn fields is the formation of
powerful combinations of capital to se
cure their control and to mine and ship
their ores. In May last the Vermillion
nines passed into the bands of a com
pany of eastern and wcstora capitalists ,
which uuitl for them and for a short line
of railroad , ifO.SSO.OOO. Mr. H. II. Porter
iuul Mr. Jay C. Morse , of the Union Steel
company of Chicago , are members of
this company. A largo number of the
Gogcbic mines have just been purchased
by two companies , eacli representing a
large amount of capital , ono of thorn also
adding to its possessions three of the
neighboring Monorainco mines. All the
particulars of these recent large transac
tions have not transpired , but wo Eivo
such as have been published and wo have
boon able to verify.
The Lake Superior Consolidated Iron
ompuny is the first of the large Gogcbic
companies. It represents a capital of
$10,000,000 , and controls eleven Gogebic
mines and three mines in the western
end of the Monomince range. Ex-Sena
tor William Windom is the president of
this company ; Jesse U. Grant is secre
tary , and Hon. Richard A. Elmer is
treasurer. All the Gogobio mines of this
country produce Bessemer ore , but the
ores of its Mcnominoo mines are outside
the Bcssenuir _ limit , two of them produc
ing a first class foundry iron , and the
other producing a good quality of mill
iron. The Brier Hill Iron and Coal
company , of Youngstown , is a member
of this company. The second of the largo
Gopobtc companies is the Bessemer Con
solidated Iron company. It represents
a capital of $7,500.000 , and controls five
of the Gogobic mines , all of which pro
duce Bessemer ore. Ex-Senator Stephen
W. Dorscy is president. Hon. Charles E.
Coon is treasurer , and Jnsso K. Grant is
secretary. These two largo companies
are supplemented in the control of all the
valuable Gogebic iron-pro mines by the
Wisconsin Central Railroad company ,
which owns the big Col by ami the Ash
land mines , by the firm ot Moore. Ben
jamin & Co , , .which owns the Aurora
mine , and by various interests which own
the Norriq and four other mines.
The principal Gogobic mines which
have been purchased by the Lake Super
ior Consolidated company are the Kaka-
gen , Nimigon , Bessemer , Sunday Lake
and Iron Chief. The Menominee mines
which it secures are the Florence ,
Youngstown and Iron River. The prin
cipal mine purchased by the Bessemer
Consolidated company is the Iron King.
The value of the Gogcbic ores appears to
bo fully attested by the fact that 250,000
tons have been contracted for to go to
the furnaces of the Edgar Thomson steel
works this year.
An important accompaniment of the
organization of the two large consoli
dated companies mentioned is the simul
taneous creation of the Great Lakes
Steamship company , with a capital ol
$1,000,000 , which will at once construct n
licet of fifteen iron freight steamers of
2,500 to 3,000 tons burden eanh , which
will be exclusively engaged in qarryingtho
iron ore of these companies to points of
consumption or distribution on the lower
lakes. The steamship company has en
tered into contract with both the largo
ore companies for live years at a fright
rate of $1.50 per ton. The present price
is $3.25 , but much higher rates have been
paid this year and also in 1880. The ofll-
c&rs of this company are as follows : J.
G. Butler , jr. , president ; Hon. Charles E.
Coon , treasurer , and D. VV. C. Wheeler ,
Such are the leading outlines of the
most extensive iron-ore operations this
country has ever witnessed. The Ver
milion and the Gogobio enterprises are
in thu hands of business men who are
sustained by abundant capital and who
mean to mine and ship the ores which
Wo are glad to chronicle tha fact that
the much-tall.ed-ubout and really valua
ble Gogcbio mines are all now in good
hauds and out of the hands of mere
speculators. Our furnacemen and steel
manufacturers are now guaranteed an
abundant supply of Bessemer oresfoi
countless years to come , and at reason-
'able prices , for the competition of the
various northwestern districts will secure
Now let our Lake Superior Iron-ore
friends at once make arrangements to
deliver their ores at Buffalo as well as nt
Cleveland and Ashtabula , and thus got a
little nearer to the furnaces and steelworks
works of the cast. Our eastern furnace
men and Bessemer steel manufacturers
will bo glad to buy their ores in prefer
ence to foreign ores if they will only put
their prices low enough and reduce to a
minimum the distance which they roust
bo hauled by rail. By making arrange
ments for return cargoes of anthracite
coal it will be possible to secure very low
freight rates by rail for ore from Buffalo
to eastern Pennsylvania. Lake ores
have for many years been used at Johns
town it ) largo quantitiesaiul the distance
from Buff.ilo to the upper Susquehanna
the Schuykill and the Lohlgh valleys ii
very little greater than from Clovclam
to Johnstown. The Lake Superior ere
producers can never again bo at the
mercy of the vessel owners us they have
been this year and last. Now markets
for their or-ss will soon bo wanted.Ve
have pointed out oiiu direction in whicl
they may profitably bo found.
In addition to the largo amount of pur
obaso money Involved in this operatioi
the new company , it is understood , wil
advance $3,500,000. which will bo usei
for further developing the property.
Read Bunnlson Urw. ad on 8th page ,
Medical & Surgical Institute
N , W , Cor , I3lli street and Capitol Avenue , Omaha , Neb.
Permanently Established , Reliable , Responsibtol
Established for the Treatment of all Chrenh
and Surgical Diseases.
M C *
tf&lr * 1 s-a1
I3th St. , Cor. Capitol Ave. "
lVf/i STREET AND CAPITOL AVENUE.
J. W. . 3D ,
O. M. COE , A.M.M.D. ISAAC SINCLAIR , M.D ,
f\ i Desl nlriff persons , tnklnir rvilv.\ntiiKO of our reputation , nro con-
I JO TJ1 T1Y1 Rtimtly Murmur bojrus Modloul r.stublishmcnts to dccoivo Mntiigen
V dl W. Uivy.Li visiting the city. These pretenders usually disappear In a few
weeks , lluwuroof tlitiin , or their runners or mronts. The Omahi
Medical nnd Surgical Instltutu is the only established .Medical Institute In Omaha , and thomieoosf
which hannttunited us In tbo past In oiroctln * euros uheio other * have failed M the Ix-st orldonei
if our skill and ability , and our glandlng- und roputntlun ninoiiK business inun l thn bust ovldcnca
of our IntOKrlty and lospunsllilllty.
Though wo have thnuoandKnt letters nnd testltnonliiU fioin piitlonls , we do not publish them
first , liocnuse It is considered unprofessional ; second , wo never USD the names ol ptitli'iits i
roluiunro , olthor In books , paiiiTi , clroiilurs or convolution. Wo do liuslnosrt on our nuirltH nnd
skill , bellovinif timt the mnirnltudoof our business , our iupnrlor iiilvmitatfoa. reputation nnd ox-
iiurlonco , pluoon us beyond suspicion or the nooosHlty of piiblNhlni : to-tlinonliiK
Wo invite all to corronpond with or visit tin buloro takluir troatmoiit oHewnorc. bollovlnir that
a visit or consultation will convince any intclliifcnt person that It la to tholr adVHiitavo to plnco
tbomsolvos uiulor our cure ; that wo liuvo superior ailviint.-.K' ' and fiiullltlcA for ticntlujf pnootal
discuses , which , combined with oiu ucliuoludned ability , uxiurlonuu | and reputation , should
make our Instltuto the first rholco
M he Commercial Koeord , suvs : "Dr. McMonumy. tlio pioprlntor of tbo Omaha Medical Instl-
utc.is borond adoubt one of the moat skillful speciiillflts In the western stntos , and Is wall fitted
ay nature , oducatlon and exporipnco to till the responsible position whloh ho occupies. In tha
iroixtmont of disoitsosol woman nnd dl ou8v < i of the utlnary and Boxtlul oiirana ( prlvkto dlsoMes )
ho piolmblf bus nosupeior In the Unlti-il States. Wo pcisonally know him to bo reliable'and
DISEASES OF WOMEN
Treated carefully , skillfully and gclentlflcnlly tiy the Infest and most approved method ! . Dr. Mo
Monamy has foryoaridovotsda InrKO jxirtlonot lita tlmo to the study and troatmoiit Of thu
class of diseases , and haa spared neither tlmo nor money to perfect himself , and In fully supplied
with every instrument , appliance and remedy of value In this department of inodloino and sur-
Separate Consultation Rooms and Parlors for Ladies.
Book on Dlscasea of Women , Free *
And all diseases of tbo throat treated by Compressed Air , Sprays , Medicated Vapors , oto. , apptiMt
by means of the latest Inventions In apparatus for that purpose.
PILES CURED OR NO PAT.
T3y a Safe , Painless and Oortuln Operation ,
Private Disease Department.
The Only Reliable Medical Institute malting a tipectaUj/
PRIVATE DISEASES OF THE URINARY AND SEXUAL ORGANS ,
Caused by Ovorworu , or Worry , the Indiscretions of Youth , or oxcossosof rlpor years , or what
ever may tend to lower tbo tone of llte's vital forcoi , causing nervous and physical debility or
cxuaustlon , seminal weakness or incontinence ( onormatorrhwa ) , and proumtnr * decay , followed
by the lonK train of symptoms which the nuHei or knows but too well , are cured by ournewrftl-
torath a treatment , runowlnir vitality and visor , und restoring vital , physical nnd mental power.
The treatment of thi class of dlsonscshag until very recently boon neglected by saiantlfla
educated physicians , nnd has boon In the handB of Patent Medicine vendors and Ignorant moa
claiming to hiuo ono medicine that was uspeeillu and would euro every case.
Many are still Imposed upon by offers to guarantee cures or srlvo largo sums of raonoylfft
failure Is nmde. All intelligent persons know Unit those nrc simply traps to catch the unwary.
Though those devices have boon repeatedly expound by newspapers , victims are still to bo found.
Wo know that thousands sulforinif from the effects of those vices have been disappointed eo
often that tboy are dlioouratcod and have almost Riven up hope of over belnir curod. To all suau
wo desire ta say that bo long as they continue to experiment with speclllo remedies or appliances
represented to cure such diseases , they tire likely to meet with nothing but disappointment. No
two cases am exactly alike nnd no one remedy bus over been or over cati be prepared to moot the
requirements of all. We lm\o made a careful study of these diseases In all tbolr vaiious form *
nnd complications , and with the aid of almost unlimited experience in adoptlnf treatment to in
dividual cases , wo are enable to euro after others htlvo utterly failed.
Wo were nmonK the first to make n specialty and study of this cluss of cllsoasi-s , nnd to treat
them upon scientific ttrlnclples. We also treat Strictures , Olcct nnd Varlcololo. All contagious
nnd blood diseases , from whatever cause ptodticod , successfully treated. Wo can remove syph-
llitlcpolson from than/stem without mercury , or Injury to the system.
All communications confidential. Call and consult us or send name and postofflce addreM ,
plainly written , and enclose btamp , and wo will Bend you In plain wrapper , our
BOOK : TO
Upon Private , Special and Nervous nisonsos , Heralnal Weakness , Bnormatorrhma , Impotoncy.
Byphllls , Gonorrhoea , ( Hoot , mid all diseases of the Qonlto-Urlnury Ui iini , or send history or
your case for an opinion.
1'orsous unable to visit us may bo treated at tholrhomoj , by correspondence. Medicines and
Instruments uent by mall or express , securely packed from observation , no murks to Indicate
contents or sender. Ono personal interflow preferred If convenient. Itooms and board for th
accommodation of patients.
Tlio Physicians nnd Surgeons of the OMAHA MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INSTITUTE-
Drs. McMonamy , Coo and Sinclair will ,
lu llio riiturc , Vlilt I'uUentx III All Furls of tlio C'lty Day or Nlglil.
In thu past wo have boon obllKod to refuse to ilo gonoial practice nnd visit patients nt tholr
homes , but. us wolinvo mtulo nrruniromcntsio add to our sturfof physicians , we ohall bo sbloto
answer all calls In the city or country.
OUK OfFICK IS OI'KN HAY ANI > NKillT.
And one or more physicians may bo called without delay. Wo have Imd y eats of experience
In hospital and private practice , nnd In the treatment of all kinds and classes of dlsi-asui. and
shall bring our united skill , ability , knowledge and oncriry to the aid of every Invalid placed
under our cnrc. Wo are confident tbat our advantages and our success will commend us to every
Intelligent , thinking person.
No Physician , however well educated ho may bo , can do justice to hia p * .
tients unless he is in possession of the latest inventions in Medical ,
Surgical and Electrical Apparatus.
OUK OFFIUi : AiND C'OXSIJIYrATIOJV
Contain "n complete supply of BuixictU Instruments , Appliance * for Kxnmlnlnir Discuses. E t
Speculum , Ouhtlmlmlscopos , Microscopes , New Apparatus for Applying Klectrlclty or Mngnot *
Ism , Now and Improved Vanorlrcr Inhaler , Atomiror , Kto. In fact , the finest an ! most valuable
collection of Medical , Surlcal ; and Anatomical Apparatus to bo found in any Hospital , Infirmary
or Medical liutltuto In the country.
Surgical Operations for the euro of Ilaro T.lp , Club Poet , Tumors , Cancers , 1'lstulii , Cataract ,
Strabismus ( Cross-Kycsi , Vnncoccle , Inverted Nails , Wens and Deformities ot the Uuiunn llody
performed In the moat clontlUo manner. .
Wo tuat Chronio Diseases of tbo Lungs , Heart , Head , Illood , Sldu , Scalp , Stomach , Liver ,
Kidneys. Illuddor , Norvea , Itonui. Kto , as I'arnlysH , Knllppiy ( Titi ) , Scrofula. Dropsy , llrljfht's
Disease , Tape Worm , Ulcers or Kovor Sores , Dyspepsia , lluldnoss , Kuioinu , Uurvkturo of the
Hplno , Contracted Ilnibn , Ktc.
Braces , Surgical Appliances , Supporters , Trusses , Etc.
Wo have a 1 1 race Maker In our employ nnd make n special Instrument foruuoh oivso.
Anplledby means of the Now nalvunoFiirmdloipjuinitus , the best Kloctro-Modloil .MipRra - f J
tuslnusot invuliinliielntboirontmunt of nil tiplnnl IH"iisej , Kpllupsy , KournlBln uml Ithiiuma t
tlsra , I'.irulynis. 8t Vltus Donco. lyapop ln , lluiiduclui , Con tln tlou. fomulo ' " ' "
1'rostriitlon.Hciatk'rt , Nervous Kxlmustion , Strlcluroof Ihu Urethrw , IUv. , lite.
all Kutlur * to
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. . Thirteenth St. , Cor. Capitol Ave. , OMAHA , NEB ,
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