Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 02, 1887, Page 5, Image 5

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The Members of tlia National Guard Out
On Dress Parade ,
tTlio Visit of tlio lUllrond Malingers
to Idiicoln Amounts to Nothing
Itcpubllcnn I'rlinnrloi In tlio
Cnpltnl City.
Ycsturtlay was governor's day nt the
camp of tliu Nubrnakn National puards ,
nnd the soldier polished his shooting Iron ,
ttusted his uniform nnil appeared at his
best nt the grand review hold at 4 D. ni.
The governor appeared before the brigade
in citizen's dress , but his staff was Rcore-
cous in ftold and tinsel , nnd vied with
the brigadier general nnd his staff In the
display made. The two regimental bands
'played their sweetest muslo anil the re
view and parade was ono of tbo most
striking features of the camp. A largo
number of Lincoln pcoplo journeyed that
way fo witness It.
The regular drills nro Increasing daily
in proliuionuy of work ana the different
companies are e.xhibitinir cqmmenUablo
Interest in their work. The liultl nnd line
ollicers urn proud of the brigade as they
well may bo , und Lincoln people to-day
will havu tin opportunity to see the entire
brlgailu marching through tliu streets of
the city on their exhibition to the city of
The detail sent out for the deserter
from the 1'alrbnry company reached
Lincoln yesterday evening , bringing -
ing Deserter Hood with them.
llu litul little to say and was
evidently beginning to appreciate the
fact thnt belonging to the mliltia meant
no boy'a play and that desertion meant
something serious. Hood was early m
thu ilav comhiutcd to the guard housi- ,
but up to ! l ( eloek the trial had not taken
place , although Major Watson , judge-ad-
vocato was eager for the fray. It is evi
dent that the oxaluplo maiiu will bo a
clincher , nnd there will be n good deal of
hesitancy on the part of the boys before
any further desertions occur.
Captain J. S. Hedges of company A.
Second regiment , has been appointed
brigade commissary on the stall'ol Ikiga-
dier General Colby.
The camp will close nt 0 o'clock Satur
day morning , giving the soldiers tune to
pack their knapsacks and depart for
homo on the day trains.
The tents will bo issued the coming
week at the G. A. H. reunion at Omaha ,
and Major Franklin has all arrange
ments made so that the tents will be
packed and shipped Saturday evening.
Commander Uusscll , of the G.
A. H. , visiti'tl the camp yesterday.
The Second regiment band moved upon
regimental heiulquurters , where Mr. Hus-
soil was stopping , and tendered him a
serenade. Colonel Sweet welcomed him
to the camp anil Commander Hussell re
There were no new cases of foraging
reported yesterday and the guards are
evidently keeping close watch upon their
beats. It is ' .veil to interject , however ,
that the first foraging party has not been
discovered , and it is all the moro strange
because no chicken bones were discov
ered around the mess tents at headquar
The visit of the railroad managers to
Lincoln was on the same plan as previ
ous meetings , and was simply a schema
to gain time and keep thu exorbitant tar-
ills exacted from Nebraska in force an
long as possible. Their consultation
with the Lincoln freight bureau lasted
the ontiro'day and amounted to nothing
at all. They had no delinitc answer to
make to the charges against the excessive
rates and had no proposition to make by
way of settlement. They simply stated
that the question nt issue would bo pre
sented at a meeting of the managers of
Mlssiori river roads to bo hold in Chicago
the coming month , and the managers
evidently thought that a delay of that
kind would bo followed by a cessation of
hostilities on the part of tlio freight
bureau until the Chicago meeting could
in turn amount to nothing and some
other subterfuge bo resorted to in the
manufacture of delays. Hut the freight
bureau Is not made of that stuff to bo
hoodwinked , and a safe prophecy to
make is that Lincoln dealers will con
tinue to replevin their goods and take
the cases into court , and the companies
need not bo surprised if the replevins
double nnd treble in number , for there is
n growing sentiment in favor of thnt
mode of action , and the public aronwuko
to thu schemes for delays on the part of
the roads.
The railroad managers also visited the
members of thestate board of transporta
tion and attempted to apply their delay
tactics upon thu board. Ii will bo re
called that on the Cth of September the
roads of the state are requested to bo
present at the rooms of the board ol
transportation , there to answer why the
[ local rates of freight in Nebraska should
not bo reduced to a , standard with local
I rates m adjoining states. The managers
( , jn pursuing tbe even tenor of their policy
jpoughtto defer this mooting so that they
could bleed the state a few weeks longer
.before mooting impending fate , but
Judge Mason hearing of it entered his
emphatic protest , nnd the board stood by
him. Notice was again served upon the
v managers yesterday that the meeting
will not bo postponed and that it will be
, ip for hearing. This decision will leave
the companies the choice to appear and
show cause why the rates should not bo
lowered , o < * admit by their absence or a
dismissal on their part of the case , that
the board of transportation is right and
that the rates should bo reduced and that
the companies have been , as is directly
charged , exacting excessive and exorb
itant rates from the people of the state of
Nebraska , amounting to nothing loss
than simple robbery. It will bo all the
moro Interesting now to watch the action
of the roads on the Oth of the month.
Yesterday afternoon the republican
ward primaries were in progress and , In
it few of them , the excitement attendant
tipou such gatherings wasnoticeable. The
now primary election law was in force
and it had a restraining tendency upon
illegal voting anil mot with approval. In
Fovoral of the wards there was no con
test. but thu First ward had two tickets
in the iield on thu slier question and
the contest was wnrui. A contest was
also reported in the Sixth ward , but in
the others there was little evidence ol
contention , although an outbreak at
times was imminent.
The following were the delegates
elected from the different city precincts
JFIrst ward II. Ii. Vale , Thomas Cunna-
lian , W. C. La no , Lewis Otto , James At
well , A. Halter , John Fisher , Tom Lan
'if ' caster , K. 1) ) . Stephenson , Chas. Swartz ,
George llordman , J. II. Threw , W. A
Johnson , J. I' . Chlpman , Tom Carnahan ,
J. H. Eiirstorday , W. 1J. Mathews , Toui
Draper , 1 * . 1) . Uabcook.
Second ward L. W. Billings
ley , Henry Wittmann , J , L. Cald
well , Henry Voith , 3. J. Alexander
dor , Chris. Hocko. 1) . C. Vanduyn , Jolir
Traas , C. 1) . Beach , John Dothlefs , Fred
Jlarrison , A. T. ( Sruetlor , John Ames
A. G. Hastings , S. F. Watklns. Goorgt
Schorrer. Thomas Wilson , J. H. Nad on
Third Ward-John H. ClarK , J. O. Mo
Farlaud , J. Uyors , LM.lUymond.Patricl
F-gan , J. O. Burns , H. H. Ueart , T. M. .
Hall , J. R. Richards , , ) . C. MoUrido , A.E
{ lar&rcavos , U > * \ Johnson , T , F. Loach
II. II , Wilson , U. II. Shaberg , W. L.
Brown , L. C. Burr , B. A. Knight , H. M.
Biiihnoll , T. C. Muneer , P. K. GnflHh , F.
U. Waters. George K. Howard , W. A.
Green , J. a. Dales.
Fourth Ward U H. Oaklov , John
Doollttlc , H.U.llathaway , John li.Wright
( J. W. Mnslier , I. W. Lansing. C. II. Fox-
worthy , I ) . O. Courtnay , M. Stauglitor.A.
C. Ca-s. U. B. Graham , W. . Grilllth , I.
11. llarley , C C. llurr , W.J.Coopnr , C.L.
Hall , O. W. Webster , John McWhinme ,
W. W. W. Jones , Sam McC'lny , C.IJ. Fox ,
J. 11. McMurtry , J. II. Krami-r.
Fifth Ward John II. McClny. R. R.
Randall , L. Moycr , William H.'Graham ,
Charles Magoon , C. M. Carter , J. S.
Chump. L. Heiskcl ! , T. F. llardnnburg ,
J. C. Kldcr , Grant Ensign , T. H. Benton ,
O. K. Goodcll , Etl Blngall , J. C. Johns
ton , Kdson Rich. M. B. Chccnov , M. I.
Atken. J. J. Kelley.
Sixth Ward D. L. Brace , I. L. Lyrnan ,
H. M. Rccc , Brad Ringer , Cal Thompson ,
H. W. Kclloy , V. H. Dyer.
The district judge question is rapidly
coming to the front anil promises to bo nt
n red heat shortly. The withdrawal of
Judge Pound has "lilled thelield with can
didates. It , Is stated that Frank 1. Han
som will come to the judicial convention
backed with the solid Otoo delegation.
M. A. Ilnrtigan , of Plattsmouth , was in
the city yesterday and announces that ho
will contest Cast countv with Judge
Chapman for the delegation from
thnt county. Lancaster has four
candidates eagerly at work to capture
the county convention Saturday. They
are N. C. Abbott. W. S. Hamilton , Allen.
Field and Thomas Ryan , although the' '
latter will cut no particular figure in thu
fight. It is too early to predict results ,
but n glance will satisfy any one that the
.Second judicial district Is all torn up nnd
that the judiciary is not entirely rettovcd
from politics.
Madge Lc Baron walked homo through
the gathering twilight with a frown on
her pretty face , (
"I shall bo baek by the 7 o'clock train , "
Lyndhurst Uarrington had said to her the
night before , and she had boon down to
the station to meet him , but ho had not
arrived. That was the reason she looked
Madge had been a flirt all her life , and
she had come into the country that sum
mer prepared to carry on that pleasant
vocation. Then she met Harrington and
was compelled to confess that ho inter
ested her as no man had over dono.
The next evening Madge wont down to
meet the evening train again , prepared
: o give her lover a good talking to.
"How kind of you to come to meet me ,
after my disappointing you so , " Barring-
ton said , as he advanced toher.
"How do you know I was down hero
last night ? " she asked. "I happened to
bo strolling by , and I remember that my
my aunt said she might come down any
dny , so I thought I would stop a moment
: uid see who was on the tram. "
He looked at her with n i > u//led expres
sion on his face , but he said nothing un
til they onteretl the wood.
' 1 have often wondered , " ho said
slowly , "if you cared for mo nt all , "
pausing in front of her. " 1 want n sim
ple answer to n simple question plain
'yes'or'no. ' Do you love me Madge ? "
"If 1 cannot say 'yes , ' perhaps 1 can
not say 'no. ' 1 think friendship docs not
' . ' I "
justify an abrupt'no.
"I don't want equivocation , " he broke
in "If you loved inn , eyes , lips , voice ,
acts , all would blend into 'yes.1 It must
bo 'yes' or 'no,11 say. "
Madge had never met any man so mas
terful. But she answered , nevertheless.
"Thon 'no1 ! since you now force me to bo
unladylike. "
" 1 do not ask you to bo unladylike ; I
do _ no not say you are. I nsked n ques
tion and I have received an answer ! " and
they walked the rest of the way to the
villa without a word.
Miss Lo Baron was very gay that even
ing , knowing that LyndliurstBarrington
was in love with her. She made up her
mind that theirs should be no prosy en
gagement , she should still ihrt when she
wanted to , and not to give up a bit of her
The trouble with her plans was that he
never came near her from that time
forth. Ho was up nt sunrise nnd oil
fishing and hunting all day , and when ho
returned ho generally asked the gentle
men of the house up in his room , where
they spent the oveninp singing , and play
ing cards , and enjoying themselves.
One evening Mvdgo curved herself up
on a sofa and looked at the matter
squarely. She must outgeneral him.
But howl She had tried hauteur , and it
had signally failed. Now she would try
a dasti of'"giving in , " even though it
hurt her so to do. She would plant her
self on the old footing.
Just then Lyndhurst stepped into the
room , cautiously nt lirst , as if fearing
her presence. She immediately arose to
meet him. He did not start , but looked
her over from head to foot without a
word. She gayly said :
"Don't you think your highness is
overdoing things a trillo ? " Then she
lost control of herself and showed her
vexation. "Sing to mo. " she cried ,
"walk with mo , talk to mo ,
to obliterate this dolctul week ! "
"Well. Miss Lo Baron , " ho answered ,
coolly , "suppose wo wt'.lk and talk. I'll
say under the stars what I said under
the oaks , and you shall give me your true
answer. "
She looked at him a moment , then
fairly blazed.
" 1 never saw such persistence. Thank
heaven , I go to-morrow , where gentle
men know what is duo to a lady , and
take 'no' for 'no ' , ' without getting sullen.
Good-night , Mr. Harrington , and good
bye. If you over consent to bo loss boor
ishly persistent I shall be pleased to see
you in Now York. "
Ho watched her out of the roohi nnd
thon'sat down to the piano.
She tried to think of going homo as a
pleasure soon at hand. Home ! What
nail she there ? Unly an old aunt , who
dozed in a lace cap , with a cup of choco
late nt her elbow half the time. The
memory of the pleasant days spoilt hero
would drive her wild in that gloomy
house. Then she acknowledged It would
bo terrible anywhere without with
out She Jumped to her feet.
"He will drive mo wild , " sue cried ,
"banging that way on the piano. "
She passed into the nail r.ud looked
into the drawing-room , where ho sat
placidly playing. "Poor follow ! " she
thought , "how can I call U obstinacy ; it
looks like misery written all ever his
features. And isn't he superb looking
Why , New York has never approachet
him , and he will bo mine if I say it. "
Suddoulycanyou comprehend it she
walked straight into the parlor and stole
up behind him , got her arm about his
neck , and pressed nor cheek ngalnst his
Not a word was said for some moments
But his fingers fell from the keys , his
arms dropped listlessly by his side , his
head sunk lower and lower and lower on
his breast , and Madge felt a mist gather
ing in her eyes , a mist of happy tears.
"Come out under the stars."eho whis
pered ; I want to say 'ves1 to you. "
"I am answered , Madge , " TTo'eald
drawing ono of her hands ever hii
shoulder and talking with It against his
liys. "Lot us not mar this moment o
surprise and Joy by a single word. "
" 1 don't think you'll lind mo a tyrant,1
ho said , kissing her. "But come out
Madge , nnd Jot us compare our ruutua
miseries for the last week , "
Ho led her through the lovr window
holding back the 'swaying ' vines for her
to pass. There , arm in arm , under the
stars let us leave thorn.
ilathlos Splitlog , An American Indian , Be
comes a Railroad Magnate.
loirmtico of tlm Kanaaa City , fort
binlth & Soiithcrtt Hallway
One Good Indian Who U Not
aDcnil One Ills Life.
A correspondent of the Kansas City
lournnl writing from Ncoslio , Missouri ,
eays : Had any ono predicted a quarter
of a century ago that an American In
dian would build a railroad he would
mve boon considered a tit object for a
unatlo asylum. But to-day the people
of Newton county , Mo. , a county adjoin-
ng the Indian territory , havu witnessed
a scene such ns man has never before
Matthias Splitlog , a half Cayuga nrr.l
lalf Wyandotte Indian , born In an In
dian village in Canada , to-day at Neosho
drove the llrst splko for the Kansas City ,
Fort Smith & Southern railway , 'ihis
division of the Kansas City , Fort Smith
& Southern railway was chartered the
8tli of last March , under the state laws
of the state of .Missouri , with a capital of
P3.000.000 mill now thiiru uro about thirty-
ivc miles graded and ready for the iron.
Mr. Splillog lias furnished the "sinews
if war" out of his ample fortune , and is
backed by heavy capitalists to compldu
the road , and before the first of next Jan-
nary ho will htivo the cars running from
Joplin , iii Jaspar county , to the town of
Splitlog , in McDonald county , a distance
of about thirty-live miles , and Matthias
Splitlog , the millionaire Indian , was
lirobablytho richest man of his race , will
liuncuforth bo known all of the country
as thi ) only Indian railroad man ( at least
the lirst ) in the United States , or in the
whole world. This line of road has been
surveyed most of the way from Kansas
City to tort Smith , and passes through a
very productive section of the country.
There havu boon tliri-u corns of en
gineers surveying tjiis line. Ono on the
ilivKion south of Kansas City and two
farther south. Two lines have been sur
veyed south from Splitlog to Fort Smith ,
ono through Arkansas and the other
through.thc Indian country. This line
is projected to strike the Gulf of Mexico
at the nearest and best harbor , which
will enable Kansas City to roach sale
water about 400 miles nearer than at
Now Orlnans , and 800 miles nearer than
Now York. Mr. Splitlog has secured
? ! 15,000 in local aid , to bo paid when the
lirst thirty-live miles ol stool is laid , and
about thirty-live miles more of right of
way. There has been secured in the di
vision south of Kansas City | .T,000 ) in
township bonds , ? 20COO , private aid and
thirty miles of right of way , making in
the aggregate 100 miles of right of way.
with thirty miles already graded , tied
bridged , over $100,000 in subsidies' , be
sides several thousand acres of timber ,
coal and mineral lands along the hue ot
the road.
The occasion of driving the lirst spike
oil the main line of this new road was a
matter of more than ordinary interest to
the people of Neoslio.
After music by the Indian band , from
the territory , and selections by the
Neoslio band , Mr. Charles W. Smith ,
auditor of the construction company ,
hold the spike in position and , in tour
bold strokes , Mr. Splitlog drove tin ; spike
home into a carefully selected white oak
tie. Clieer after diver was given for the
road , Matthias Splitlog , Neosho and the
enterprise , after which many came to
the track to look at the spike.
The motive power and rolling stock
for tins roail uro being eareftilly .selected
that everything connected with the road
may bo of the best and for the comfort
ana safety of its patrons.
Mr. Sphtlogvis : born in the year 181 ! ) ,
and while a boy was apprenticed to a
carpenter and millwright , and , although
his wages were only $7 per mouth , .young
Splitlog thought he was getting rich. Ho
imbibed a love for machinery and inven
tions , which has made his life a useful
and eventful ono.
In the year 1812 young Splitlog joined
the Wyandottos , who wore the last of the
Indian tribes then in Ohio. By the treaty
of the Upper Sanilusky they ceded to the
United States tiicir lands in that state ,
and received in exchange land in what is
now Wyandotte county , Kan. In 1813
Splitlog came west with some of the
tribe , and fmind , after his arrival at
Wostport landing ( now Kansas City ) ,
that ho had only 50 cents in his pocket.
Ho induced an old Indian to go his se
curity for the price of an axe. With this
axe ho cut cord wood for the steamboats
at ' . ' . " > cents per cord , and , after paying
for the a\e , which cost | i , ho soon saved
enough to buy him a pony.
About the year 1810 Mr. Splitlog mar
ried Eliza Burnett , a grandmeco of Harry
Jacques , the old Indian who went his
beeurity for the price of the axe. Her
father was head chief of the Wyandottcs
when he died in 1838. Her mother was
a part Wyandotte and part Seneca
Indian. They have a family of live
children four sons and one daughter.
Splitlog was never idle , and in most
of his undertakings ho was successful.
At an early day ho built a mill at Wyan
dotto. During the border troubles of
18T > 5 and 1W50 wo lind him ono of the lead
ing men of his tribe , and he was the man
selected to carry the news to the pcoplo
of Lawrence that the pro-slavery men
were about the bcsoigo the town. The
streams wore swollen , the night was in
tensely dark , and Splitlog was the only
man who would undertake the perilous
journey , which ho made before daylight
the next morning. A few years later wo
lind him as George I1. Nelson's trusted
engineer , while plying his steamboat on
the Missouri river , and when General
Sterling I'nco besieged Mulligan at Lex
ington , Mo. , ho wont down the river on
the steamer Sunshine to Lexington and
assisted in manning a battery with good
cH'oct , until for want of water , Mulligan
was forced to surrender his handful of
men to Price , who had moro than ton
times the number , Later on ho served in
the slate militia , until after the famous
L'rico raid ; and a few years after the war
ho built a steamboat on the Detroit rivor.
IJy the treaty of the Upper Sandusky
the Wyandottes were not allowed to
alienate their lands , but In the year 1855
a now treaty was made between the
Wyandottcs and the United States ,
which severed the tribal relations of the
After the adoption of this treaty Split-
lot began to speculate in real estate , and ,
although ho can neither read nor write ,
ho has boon one of the most successful
speculators in the neighborhood of Kan
sas City , and is to-day worth ever
$1.000,000. About fourteen years ago
Splitlog moved to the Indian Territory ,
and located on Elk river near the Mis
souri line , and about four miles from
Tiff City , and recently ho bccamo inter
ested in n silver mine in McDonald
county , Mo. With his characteristic
energy ho began operations at once. He
hired a mining export named 15. F. Ko
mi a , from Culoago , to Bijperjntei\il the
operations at the mines , and , becoming
convinced that to develop the mines anu
build up the town of Splitlog a railroad
was necessary , ho , in company with
others , sot to work In a way which has
brought about the results that wo have
to-day witnessed , and which promises
much for Newton county and Southwest
Many interesting incidents could bo
written in connection with the career of
Mr. Splltloe's useful life , but none that
could bo of any greater credit m the his
tory of anyone than the two following
statements made by Mrs. Lucy 1) , Arm *
strong , the widow of a Wyandotte mis
sionary , who is still living in Wyandotte
Ivas. She says ; "Splitlog was always
renown as an honest man. 1 have never
heard of him charged with being dishon
est or tricky.
"While ho is not a member of our
church , ho is still a very exemplary citi
zen , and on ono occasion , when hoard a
man say that a certain neighbor must bo
i bad man because others npoko ill of
him , Splitlog promptly reproved by ask
ing : 'Why , man , did you ever hoar how
some pcoplo talked abinit ilesus Christ1"
Thus , wo have the chnrnctct of this na
tive American aptly portrayed. First ,
wlillo Uo has been to an extraordinary
degree from the abuse of the
slanderer's tongue , he has the charity
not to bollovu every evil report circu
lated about his neighbor.
Truly * llouieliold Remedy.
210 BEDKOKO Av. , BUOOKLYN , N. Y. ,
Mar. 1'J , 1831.
1 have tiaeo AU.COCK'S Ponona PLAS-
TKUS for the last twenty years. They ars
truly a household romrdy. If ono of my
children has a cold and whoe/.cs. I put an
AI.I.COCK'S POKOUS Pi.AsrKiton the chest
and ono between the shoulder blades. If
any of the children have croupy coughs ,
or coughs of any kind , I place the Plaster
close up around the throat ; the'sootliiuir
uQ'eet is apparent almost always in two
hours. If they have a disordered stomach
ach , a Plastilr placed just below the chest
bones makes digestion perfect in half a
lay. If there is any looseness of the
bowels , accompanied by coldness of the
HKin , two AI.I.COCK'S POKOUU Pr..vsmt3
applied over the stomach cure in from
two to five hours. 1 notice particularly
that these Plasters never abrade the skin
or cause the slightest irritation. From
my own experience I know they never
fail for rheumatism , pains in ( ho back or
lumbago. C. Minm.r.iiuooic.
Allrr Ttilrtr-Plva Years , Sir * . Heed
Thinks She Ilns Found Him.
Kr.NNirrr SQUAUI : , August 28. This
little town revels in a sensation resulting
from the meeting of a brother and sister
who have been separated for thirty-live
years and who to each other have been
as dead. Recently there appeared in
several newspapers the following per
sonal :
If any captain or seaman of New Yorker
or Lonir Island knows the address or
whereabouts of Isaac Reed , a sailor , who
lived on Long Island and followed the
water , anil will correspond With his sis
ter , Catherine Hood , Konnott square ,
Chester county , Pa. , they will confer a
great favor.
To a Philadelphia Times reporter who
called on her when the personal was pub
lished Miss Reed cheerfully gave the
following story :
Her brother , Isaic Heed , was born in
Chester county , Pa. , in 1815 , and when
two years old , she being then an infant ,
their parents died , and they were sent to
the Chester county poorhousc. Isaac re
mained about six years and then was
taken by Patrick Dunlap , of East Brad
ford township , to be raised. Dunlap did
not treat him well and he wont to live
with John Brock , of the same place , who
was also prntal. Isaac ran away from
him , suying ho was going to sea on a
whaler , in 1851. Catherine was given to
Phmbo Anne Woodwardof East Alarlboro
township , to bo raised. Two years later
Mrs. Woodward went to Kennett Square
and Catharine lived with lior for twenty
years , when Mrs. Woodward died. In
1872 Isaac Hoed visited East Bradford
and remained two yoars. Ho then sup
posed his sister had boon adopted and
taken the name of pcoplo who raised her ,
but since the Chester county poor house
ollieials kept no record of who had taken
her he could not lind her , and in 1871 ho
went away , saying ho watt going to Liver
pool. Last fall she hoard this wlillo on a
visit to Kast Bradford , and , by the advice
of counsel , she adopted the above method
of finding-him.
Miss Heed is a seamstress , who , though
she still goes out sewing every day , owns
several houses in Kennett Square , and is
said to bo worth some $10,000 beside , of
which J,000 was loft to her recently.
She lives alone and this brother is her
only known heir. At the time the per
sonal was published there was living at
Deer Park , Long Island , an Isaac Heed ,
who was shown the advertisement by a
friend. Mr. Heed at once began corre
spondence with Miss Heed , and the cor
respondence was kept up for some time ,
and finally Miss Heed , feeling that she
had at last found her brother , in
vited him to call on her. This ho did
last week , and now she is confident that
it is ho , who for thirty-livo years was lost
to her. The meeting of the couple was
most afVecting , and the sister will not let
her brother leave her.
Mr. Heed said ho no longer is a sailor ,
and that during the last seven years ho
has lived on Long Island , working at
carpentering. He scorned overjoyed at
having found his sister and has not yet
decided what to do. It is probable , how
ever , that his sister will remain in Ken-
nett Square and that ho will stay with
The most delicate constitution can
safely use Dr. J. II. McLean's Tar Wine
Lung Balm , it is a sure remedy for
coughs , loss of voice , and all throat and
lung diseases. 25 cts. a bottle.
An AsHOrtion that There nro 1OOOO
Victims In That Htntc.
A newspaper paragraph has boon scon
in many of the state exchanges , says the
Davenport ( la. ) Democrat , which states
that there are 10,000 victims of the opium
habit reported In Iowa by the state board
of Health. The statement was so shock
ing in the number of its victims that a
letter was written to the state board of
health asking what authority there was
for it. Under date of August 11 Secretary
Kennedy wrote to the Democrat-Ga/.olto
that the current report was evidently
based on an investigation made by Dr.
Hull , formerly a member of the board.
It originated in a paper prepared by the
doctor which was printed in the last
biennial report. The doctor stated in his
essay that ho had printed and sent to the
druggists of Iowa 1,500 circulars request
ing information on the subject. There-
plies received by him numbering about
123 , too small a per ccijt to bo of much
use in getting exact information
covering the entire "state. Secretary
Kennedy says in reference to the state
ment before alluded to that 10,000 cases
of the opium habit have been reported
that there is abundant reason for believ
ing the number of victims of the habit is
far in excess of that given. Ho adds that
it Is exceedingly ilillicult to get the facts
against the objection of druggists and
the concealment of the victims. In this
connection it should bc'.said ' that the state
board of health denies any responsibility
for any of the statements made cither in
its published report or in the newspapers.
The paper by Dr. Hull is vouched for
only by its author. The doctor does not
show in his paper that he has information
which will warrant the news item BO
widely published. He does say , however ,
and his words will bear repeating , that
"opium is to-day a greater curse than
alcohol , and justly claims a greater num
ber of helpless victims , which do not all
come from the ranks of reckless men
and fallen women , but the majority of
them are to bo found among the edu
cated and the most honored and useful
members of society ; and as to 6ex , wo
may count out the prostitutes so much
given to this vice and still find females
far ahead as far as numbers are con
cerned. "
Tlilrtr Tuns Prcniiuro
la given to every cake of Colcgatc & Co's
Cashmere Bouquet toilet soap. It wears
very alowly.
Characteristics of Thin Mania HI *
LilTe at IJrantwootl.
London Dispatch to Now York Sun :
For sonic time It has been whispered in
London that the real cause of John llus-
klu's inability at Intervals to prosecute
his literary labors is a breaking down of
his mental powers , and that the accounts
ol Ill-defined illness which are circulated
concerning him cover what are in reality
moro or less protracted periods of virtual
insanity. A careful investigation of the
matter confirms but too fully the sad
Every ono knows something of the life
of Ruskln , so long n prominent figure ns
a writer and critic. His father was a
wine , who enriched himself by
enormous and prolitaulo dealings in
sl'orry , and loft to his son a fortune of
117,000 a year , which was considerably In
creased on the death of Huskln's
His liberality , too , la unbounded , and
for years ho has surtportcd a list of pen
sioners broken down artists , writers ,
etc , , whoso multitude might frighten the
purse of a'duke. Even now ho refuses
to acknowledge the fact that ho is rela
tively poor , anil the friends wlio look af
ter fits financial interests have endless
dilliculty in inducing him to diminish the
generous outpour of his money. Ho
lives now upon the prollts derived from
his books , amounting to about JE2.000 to
iVS.OOO yearly. Even with such an income
his liberality has led him to such straits
that ho has consented to the publication
of a cheap edition of his works , which
heretofore ho would never sanction.
Fortunately ho possesses in his paint
ings an almost inexhaustible supply of
wealth. Now and then a picture disap
pears from his walls , and its whereabouts
remains a mystery to all except the Lon
don art dealer Christy , who is Huskin's
great friend , until it commences to be
talked of as being in the possession of
some less appreciative but wealthier
owner. His knowledge of art causes him
to possess only articles of the highest
The country house in which Huskin
lives is IJrnntwood , beautifully and ro
mantically , but unhealthfullv situated at
the base of a hill into which it is , in fact ,
partially built. It i.s densely surrounded
by trees and shr.ibbory. and is near the
rilgo of Collision lake in the beautiful
English lake region. Ho has several
rooms titled up for writing. In ono is a
portrait by Raphael of himself , and on
the table are two quaint inkstands , one
of which was tormerly used by Galileo
and the other by Petrarch. Mr. Huskin
takes ink from thorn alternately , but has
a decided preference for that which fur
nished inky immortality to the mathe
matical inspirations of Galileo , so differ
ent from Kuskin's own.
For a long time Huskin has suffered
from the peculiar trouble which has
caused him much speculation , and dur
ing that time his almost constant nurse
and companion has been his cousin , Mrs.
Arthur Severn , who has devoted herself
to him with great un.sellishncss since the
divorce in which his unhappy nurriasro
culminated. Mrs. Severn's influence over
her eminent cousin was greater than that
of any other person , and so great is his
esteem for her that ho has made ever to
her his house in 1 all its treasures , to be
come hers athi s death.
The present attack began in April ,
during Mrs. Severn's absence from
Brautwood. It took at lirst an unusually
violent form , during which ho labored
under great excitement and was utterly
uncrolTed by his friends.
Ko was extremely fond of childrenand
ho had adopted in a sortof a way a num
ber of children of poor villagers. Strange
as it may seem , this led to much un
pleasant talk on the part of sonm of his
neighbors , so much so that Mrs. Severn
and her husband were compelled to in
terfere This necessary interference by
Mrs. Severn appeared to irritate the sick
man very strongly , and before Mrs. Sev
ern had been back many days his pe
culiar indisposition took the for in of a
violent dislike to her. Ho began writ
ing letters to friends all ever the king
dom , in which ho. spoke of her very
harshly , even accusing her of a desire to
drive him from his own house , which ho
had given to her. Finally ho ordered his
valise to be packed , and 'took up his
quarters at the Headwater hotel , a little
country inn , accompanied by his faith
ful valet Baxter , who never leaves him ,
and is not in the least influenced by the
fact that his master discharges him at
least twenty times a month.
During the period of his illness at the
inn Ruskin continued to write letters
about Mrs. Severn , but a characteristic of
the great man is that ho does not seal
nis letters , but always leaves that un
pleasant task to the loss distinguished
lips of the faithful Baxter. The latter ,
of course , appreciating his master's irre
sponsible condition , delivered all of the
letters carefully to Mrs. Severn , and thus
was avoided a great deal of unpleasant
ness which Huskin himself would most
keenly have regretted upon ceasing to bo
his second self.
After a brief stay at the inn , Baxter
was ordered to pack up , and his master
went to live at a cottage of a former sor-
vent , now pensioned oil' . Hero his liber
ality i grc\t ; under nil circumstances , de
veloped Itself to a creat and eccentric de
gree , Ho had with him his check book ,
and despite the entreaties of hU valet , ho
began distributing checks right and left
to the little children of the servant with
whom ho had taken up his abode , and to
n number of villagers. The cheeks were
religiously cashed without exception , as
far as can bo ascertained , the e who re
ceived them not feeling certain perhaps
that the donor was irresponsible , and
when Mr. Huskin , Ins excited condition
temporarily abated , returned to his homo
it was to Hud his bank account overdrawn ,
although fortunately to notorious extent.
The nature of the unfortunate man's
malady then entirely chanced. All ox-
citriiu'tit disappeared , and , ill physically
ns well as mentally , ho took to tils bed In
a sad , melancholy , almost silly condition.
Ho soon conceived the notion that his
extravagance had made him poor , and
that ho ought to not cat.since'ho could no
longer iitlbrd to supply himself with food.
The result might have more serious for
Huskin's spirits were pitifully low had
not his good friend Mrs. Severn hit upon
a plan for cheering him 'up. She In-
ducod-him tomako out n chock for AO ,
had it cashed , and convinced him that
his checks and his credit were still good
by piling Hftv gold pieces on a little ta
ble besldo his bed , whore ho could linger
them. The result was very encouraging ,
for in a few days Mr. Huskin was up and
about , and so much like his old self that
Mrs. Severn felt able to make a trip to
Unfortunately the Improvement did
not last. In a very short time Mrs. Severn
received a telegram in London inform
ing her that her distinguished cousin had
had a relapse and was in a worse condi
tion than before , being very violent and
excited. She started at once for Brant-
wood , taking with her tills time
a nurse bpecially trained to caie
for the insane. The nurse was
left at the hotel , and Mrs. Severn
hastened to Brantwood and sought to
prepare her cousin for the nurse's ar
rival , but the case was too serious to
allow of preparation , for Mr. Huskin
was very ill indeed , and utterly uusuitod
to be argued with. Ho was in bed. and
so excited that the valuable pictures had
boon removed from his bedroom wall for
fear that ho would destroy them in
throwing things about. The nurse was
sent for. Ho demanded to .sou her. and
asked her if she was a nurso. When
she admitted it ho asked if she was not a
mad nurse. His anger was unbounded
when she confessed that she did a little
nursing of all kinds , and his irritation
was expressed in a , very curious way.
"Why , " said ho , "you want to nurse
me.and you know nothing about the book
of Esther. You shall do nothing but
empty slops. "
The nurse hud to go. This look place
about a month ago. Since then
Huskin has partly recovered , and
ho was able to leave Brautwood.
There are many cheap cosmetics offered
fored for sale , which claim to contain
nothing injurious to the skin. This is all
bosh , all , or very nearly all are com
pounded from the most deleterious and
poisonous drugs in the matoria modica.
They destroy the vitality of the skin ,
making the consumer prematurely with
ered and old. J. A. Pozzoui guarantees
his medicated complexion powder en
tirely free from all injurious matter , and
will'gladly pay f500 to any practical
chemist who can find upon analysis the
slightest trace of white Jead orarsonie.-
Use none other and you will never regret.
Price 50 cents and $1.00 per box. Sold
by all druggists and perfumers.
ConklitiB Regrets.
EVANSVIU.K , Ind. , August 29. Fara-
gut Post , G. A. R. , are making great
preparations for the reunion of the Blue
and the Gray in this city , from Septotom-
bor 20 to 23 inclusive. A number of prom
inent generals of both sides have accepted
invitations. Among those whoso engage
ments prevent them from coining is Ex-
Senator Hoscoo Conkllng , of Now York ,
from whom the post received the follow
ing letter to-day :
NEW YOKK. August29. Gentlemen : It is
an honor highly valued to bo Invited as ono
of the guests ot Fartacust post , O. A. It. , at
the approaching reunion of surviving
soldiers who fought on one side and tbe other
In the late war. 1 beg you to receive my
thanks , and believe my regret sincere at
helm ; unable to take part in observauces of
so much Interest and significance. My earn
est sympathy and hope no with every move
ment and Idea having for Ita real purpose to
weld together all sections and all
classes , and to make our country
throughout all Its borders united ,
prosperous and great. Could wish or
act of mine docldc , every community and
neighborhood In all the land shall Do crowned
with the fullness of peace and progress as
much at the South as at the Kast , West or
North. The bravo men wiio faced each
other In battle can bo the best teachers nnd
the most canuino actors of this creed. Glad
that the reunion Is to occur , and never for
getful of hospitality and kindness received
In tlie past from the soldier and the people
of Indiana , 1 trust the occasion will bo an
event of enjoyment , prlile nnd success. Cor-
dllally your obedient servant ,
Dr. Price's Extracts , Vanilla , Lemon , Orange , Etc. ,
_ prepared from the true fruit , flavor deliciously.
j5fiS'S ? ft- . tiSr5'f"yjv * * '
z * - - -C JS - _ ,33ii = it . 5f ? > * s _
Srsnn In one nf th Popartmcnta of the
Pfeparlnj ; Dr. Price's Special Klavorlnc Kjtrartn.
l .liny CIUHC Aiij'Auiotmt
of Trouble.
klore Important Testimony Voluntarily OffertA
by One Who Has Boon Through the Mill ,
"I'ortholmt uluooti yenrn.8itMMr V.n.Ilen <
shmv.wlio WIIM city lamiillKhtiM-ror a iimnborof
ourn nnd U now omplojuil liy tlio llartiur A-
ilialt I'll x'ltiK complinto tlm ruportor , " 1 linve
UK ! nu uphill thiii ) hi imlur to Ucci | nt niv n ork.
Vhllo n lioy unit llvliik' nt my liillior'a rmmtry
rslilimro on I > onir laliuiil Sound , Now York , I
undo H priu'tlco ot KOlnt : In swimmliw from ( tine
o tnc'iity tlmos a day vrlirn the wotlthcr was
miltunlo , liv this nioun 1 developed cnturrli hi
H woi > t lot m. .My tlironl mid livnd win
mil up at ; tlini" . 1 coiik'hcd midlmuknl up
ililuxm , tiuil to blow my mi o coniiiiiitly , I lind
ipoiutnnt dull fui'llnir In my lumd.ronrhiir la
.hn oius , llien I not duiif gradually tail so Hiiro-
y that
This was not till I found Unit I liilUod
luout-'li my 11080 , nnd nl nlclit I could not
> mulio throuirli my uosirlU tit nil. 1 anwit
doctor anil ht told mu I hml 11 tumor k'nnvlnif
hi my nocuuseil by tliu oilnnli , wnliMi lit
ciillnd a polypus. 1 tiled nil miniumof rumo
urs to no avail , mid when slvu > ol < H into t
I'imjtilt n li Mli coldi whicli unused Iliu caturrli
lotro down on my hniK" . my condition was not
inly annovliif. but rri'ntly alaunod my wife.
Why , lr , I toll nt tlmt Ilko tilioklnir. tlien I
roiiKbfd to muoli I fonld not plc > i > p i.t nlifht. t
would liuvu vlolont spells of t'ounliInK nlilcli
would enusumo to vomit.
"Ast ld tiofivo. my condition no alannod
my wllo tlinton the liit'li or thlt month slio In-
glstoil Hint 1 KO nnd consult a doctor next dny. I
was loth to Plop \voik , lint nt lait consent oil. and
Inst Monday 1 coiiRtiltud Dr. J. Crinp McCoy ,
Illock , tins cltv. who snlil bu could euro
mo. Thta I was \\ to belluvo.buldld not
ill oiini or bow < | ilck ; part or my trouble. ) * could bo
relieved. Why. slr.lio removed this otitlro poly
pus hi two or tliruo minutes ; huro , you oua It la
the bottle I have , mid then mndn mi npplluntlon
to my dNongodttirout. 1 breathed through mjr
nose nt once , soniotlilnn I Imvo not done in
yours. I huvo been onconntnnt treatment slneo ,
mid now Imvo In a IIITRO mimviro reifninod my
Ht'iiso of smoll. t Uaro not been able to Kinull
nnythliikr before for clglit yearn. My catarrh
Is grontly boncflttod , my uonrltiff In comlnir
around nil rlxlit.and I ma curtain tlio doctor
will soon Imvo mo iii well us I over win. I wont
liomo Monday from the doctor'nolllco mid slept
nil nlj-'ht n ijiilot tdiu'i ) . somotlilntr I have not
done for so Ionic H time I can't remember. My
ptrniiKth ami desire for work ! mn returned. I
don'tVet up In the mornlmr feelliii ; us tired nl
lieforo I wont to lie J , us I used to do. 1 fool
IIKn n roMored man. "
Mr. Hcnslmw is well known nliont town , nnd
tlio truth of bis story onn easily bo voilllod by
calling upon or nddrosalug him nt his addrois
above ( riven.
When catarrh hna existed In tlio bend nnd tbo
upner part of tlio ttiront for any lotutli of tlmo
tre piitlont hung hi n district where peoiilo
cnso has been loft uncured , tlio catarrh Invari
ably , sometimes slowly , extends down tbo
wlndpipo nnil Into tbo bronchial tubes , which
tubes convey the air to tbo different parts of
the lungs. Tbo tubes bocoroo attootod from
the nwolltuK nnd tbo mucous arising from
catarrh .nnil , In some instances , boootuo plUKuod
up. so that tbo air cannot itut m as Trooiy ns It
should , dliortnesi of breath follows , nnd thu
patient breathes with labor am1 dlttlculty.
In oiibor cnso there Is a sound of crnokllnr
ami wboe/.ltiK Insldn the chest , At this singe of
tbo disease the breathlnif Is usunlly moro rapid
than when In health. The patient has alao bet
iishoH over his body.
Tlio pain wbloh accompanies tlijs condition Is
of adull character , felt In the chest , behind tha
breast bone , or under tbe shonldor blade. Tha
pain may come and BO Inst few days and then
bo nbsetit for several others. Thp couirh that
occurs in tbo first stares of bronchial eatnrrb U
drycomes on at Intervals , hacking lu ohixrnot
tor , and Is usunlly most troublesome In tha
mornlnK on rising , or KoltiK to bed at night an < 4
It may bo In the llrst evidence of tbo disease ox-
tondhiK Into the lungs.
Bomotlmos tber * are fits of courtilng Induced
by the tough mucus so Vlolont as to oauso vom
iting , latter on the mucus that U raised , ii
lound to contain small particles of yellow mat *
ter. which Indicates that the imall tubes In the
lungs are now affect on. With this there are
often stroakH of blood mixed with tbe mucus.
In sonic cases the patient becomes very pale ,
has feTOr , and expectorates before any cougH
In Botna cases small musses of cheesy sub-
stnnco nro spit up , which , when pressed between -
twoen the ( Infers , omit a bad odor. In other
cases , particles of a bard , chnlky nature are
flplt up. The raising of choosy or chalky lumps
indicate soilous tnUhlef nt work In tha lungs.
When n person with n dollcntn constitution
bus a tendency to cntnrih or consumption
whether this tendency Is lnliorlti > d 01 lostilts
from tuklng cold enxlly , It Is iintlcenldo that
that person Invariably losus llesh mid loses
fttrongth , showing that the nutrition Is Inter-
lerod with.
In such a case the suITVior MioiiM nt once bo
placed under Inlluoncos thnt ulll roM3io the
deloetivo nutrition and tend to invigorate the
His to boromomborud thnt In every ease the
presence of catimli is mi ovldenen ot pifdls-
position to consumption , and no mutter how
slight the attack may bo , H hhould bo tiontod
with the greatest rain nnd the trontmont
should bo continued until nil tiacus of tha
cntnrib havu disappeared.
If the catarrh IH allowed to ronch the mnnllor
tubes In the lungs-whlch condition Is Indi
cated by the spitting up of u yellow material
then immediate attention to ilio nmliuly it do-
nmnded or serious lung trouble will result
Catarrh , It issnid , Isnlno tlmoHout ot ten the
ciiusu thin produces consumption , mid henou
no ono can allord to neglect u ciisn of ontnrrb ,
however plight. It Is easily cured It taken In
tlmo mid treated regularly nnd correctly by a
specialist. If left to Itself It Is inrely on rod
without nohnngoof cllmnto , but with each now
cold It gets moro and mine troublesome , extending -
tending always n llttlu deeper into tlm lungg ,
until n euro becomes dllllcult nnd sometimes
InBticli a cllmnlo ns this , tlio throat should bens
ns carefully ami tiequi'ntly looked after as the
tooth. Vim , much nuiio caret nlly looked to , in
tro.ibles ot the thioat mo moio nnmeioiis than
dental troubles ; andwhile tbo bitter ciiusu only
anuoyanco and pnln , lung disease , usually tlm
result of catarrh , kill ono out of every bovou
human bolngs born on the entire globo.
J , Cresap M'Coy '
Late of Eellovuo Hospital , N.Y
Columbus Henry
Cor. 15th and llarnoy Streets ,
Omaha , Neb.
Where all curable cnsrs nro tro.ltod with HIIIV
cess. Medical dlneasoi ) treated aullfully. Con
sumption , llrlgbt's Disease , Dyspepsia , Ithnii-
inatlsm. nnd nil NHUVOIJS DISKA8KS. All ill-
teased peculiar to tlio voxus H specialty. DA
CONHUI.TATION at olllco or by mail M
Clllluo hours. U toll a.m , ; Slot p.m. ; 7 to
U p. m. Sundays Incliulud.
Correspondence icculves prompt attention.
Mnnydlsotihcs mo treated successfully by llr
McCoy through the mnlld , mid It Is tliua pox * ! ,
ble for those uniiblnto make n louinev to ob
tain successful hiDipltal tit-uimeiil i their
lionies , No letters answered < unless auiompu-
tiled by 4o InclHtnps ,
Address alllctleis tri lr , ,1. 0. McCoy , roomi
UlUnuU 311 Jiuuitfu UuiKlln ? , Uumliu , NuU