Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 31, 1887, Page 3, Image 3

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Experience of a Woman In "Holding
Down" a Land Claim.
A Clnlm Juniper Socln
DiHHlpatlon of n Six Months' Old
Town The First WnrrlnRC An
Appropriate rhriiNC.
A woman writes to the Now York Sin
from Springfield , Col. : The life of i
woman on u lurid claim in UUH BjmrHcl ;
Huttlod region is not without its novo
und MHiiotltncs exciting features . I an
sure that my sisters in the cosy home
und luxurious drawing rooms of the cas
cannot fail to find sonic points of inter
cat in a ftlmplo recital of my cxpcrienc
in "holding down" n claim. By th
way , that phrase "holding down
seemed strange to mo when first I hcan
it applied to u portion's residence on i
land claim , but now , after two month
on my claim , I can understand its pceu
liar appropriateness to this fccction c
country , where the wind is as unremil
ting as the prairie is illimitableuiul on
has need to ' 'hold down" his possession
in every seiiho of the word. 1 have be
come attached to the old Rockieshavln
taken bovoral trips to enjoy th
grandeur of fecenery as well 11
for the pursuit of health , and
think that in few plact
can both objects bo nttiiine
as fully as at Manilou th
"Saratoga of the West. " But my fin
acquaintance with the prairies am
houtheastern Colorado was in .Man-
last , when I came to file my hoinesteu
claim. Latnar ( on the Santa Fo ral
road ) couth to Snringtiold the Bccnoi1
is little varied , there being nothing In
the boundless prairie , dotted hero an
there with claim houses. Frequent !
the mirage in the distance may be ol
horved , bringing to mind stories (
weary , wind-bound travelers on th
parched deborts , and their fruitless , in
availing elTorts to reach the wate
which seemed w > near , yet &o far. Tli
Twin Buttes , near AVilelo , thirty mile
from Lamar , form the one solitav
break in the prairie for miles. The
are two conical hills , symmetrical i
outline , which rise abruptly from 111
prairie to a Jieight of probably thrc
hundred feet. They combine to fori
one mound until near the suinmi
whore they form two cone-shaped hill
The town \Vildo is not as sat ago t
\i name would indicate , being yet i
its infancy , all that was observable hi
ing the town site , a. livery stable. t\\
houses and a hotel in progress of ere
tion , T found Springfield equally ui
proposi-efesing , and had I been of a le
determined and moro easily diccou
aged nature I should doubtless have v
turned to Kansas City , where I was the
living , without Illlng on the land , lii
as the climate was what T was mainly ii
torested in , and it was hero in ahum
anco and of excellent quality , I fullilh
my intentions , and here I am. 2
though the surroundings the iir t uigl
in Springfield wore not bulllcicnt
strange and novel to an eastorn-lm
girl , wo had the added excitement
one-half the girls or I should say yotu
ladies in town attempting suicide I
taking poison. I was the guest th
night of our genial stage driver , M :
Harris. Ho wns then living in a dugo1
and .Miss I losu C'oigny kept house <
kept dugout for hinymd his two litt
boys. 1 was preparing to retire to. u
lowly couch lowly in every wa ;
being quilo ingeniously arrangi
a few inches from the ground
and mentally taking note of the wld
weird , gaping fireplace , the rough
plastered walls and immense cottonwoc
logs , covered with fac-similes of tl
brands used by the "ranchcros , " <
ranchmen , on their cattlewv b forrm
the roof of our abode , and v. idering
I would bo able to shoot a ct j oto wil
my pistol and have his skin to hang c
* my wall as a trophy as they hung her
while these thoughts . wore pa.ssir
through my mind some one , a nci
neighbor , sent for Miss Coigny , as son
member of the family was ilL" In a fc
moments she returned with the Intel ]
goneo that tlioonly other young lady
town besides horbolf had attempted
take her own life , and she ( Miss Coign
wished to know what to administer
an antidote. I told her of homo simp
remedy , which she gave until the art
val of the physician. The cause
the young lady's rash act was said to 1
homesickness , but it is moro probab
that it was duo to some moro serious ti
fection of the heart. However , her li
was saved , and I hoar she is living on
claim near an adjacent town.
Wo met with an endless variety
human nature hero as elsewhere. Sim
my return hero in Juno I have spoi
several nights with one very timid lai
on her claim. I remember the fir
night 1 went out with her ; it was all
her first night there. She had hem
that a stranger had been sleeping e
her claim and \yns told that unless si
took up her residence there it would 1
"jumped. " She was armed wfth h
deceased husband's 3S-callbro rovolvi
and evidently felt very bravo , and d
cla rod she "would shoot the man w !
dared "jump" her claim. As she is
woman below medium height , and vo
small and spare , her asseverations d
not inspire ino with any fear of a full
muntofher threats towards the u
known supposod-to-bo "jumper. " V
retired early and , being very tired
was soon lost in sleep. About midnig
wo wore awoke by a tramping near tl
house. Accustomed to such di
turbanccs , I said it was soi
cattle from the range , or as \
wore near town , it might bo a hoi
turned out for the night , and immu
iately dropped into a elozo. but soon
bo aroused by Mrs. Fleming , who w
certain that some one was making 1
bed in a dry goods box , partly fill
with paper , etc. , which stood outside t !
house by the door. "I'll shoot him
shoot him right through the house
she declared in a voice intended to i
tlmldato the audacious parly , i
worked up and excited was she that
was with lUtllculty I could restrain h
from executing her threat. But by di
of persuasion and ridicule I quiotcil he
tolling her how absurd it would bo f
any one to sleep in a box of old pap
with centipedes for bedfellows , and til
that it was wiser to wait for somothii
to shoot at , not to risk mahnii
some dumb bruto. "But if ]
wants to jump my claim ho wet
Bleep anywhere , " and kindred remur
greeted by persuasions. Feeling i
biired that It was a horse or some catt !
I could not help Ihlnking what a rlill
ulous , cowardly act it would bo to 11
through the house , and I must confi
thatl wondered "what people woi
say , " which certainly is u great fail !
of womankind , ana mankind as we
Even while wo wcro talking the d
turbor of our peace passed around
view from our window It was moc
light , almo.-t as light as day and v
discovered bo old Sum , . uhor
owned for twenty-five years by ti pro
tncnt man in towu. When the -stt
leaked out it ooraiioned some amuse
ment. Although I might not be bravo
in the face of a great danger , yet t have
no fear of ordinary times , and have
moro than once fh-pt with my door un
There being no public places of amuse
ment we have to find pastimes among
ourselves and in the country surround
ing. We have organized a 1'lrasant
Hour club , which has been enjoying n
dnnco every two weeks. Ono rule of the
club Is that no gentleman shall be ad
mitted unless accompanied by a lady ,
and on several occasions the generous-
hearted men , who were acting as floor-
managers , musicians , etc. , have kindly
"loaned their wives1' to their bacheloi
friends who , might otherwise have been
left out in thoeoldowing , to the scareitj
of ladies in these parts. Unlike unv
brcllas , the articles loaned were
promptly returned to their respective
owners. A few days ago three of in
went to the creek to shoot ducks , bul
vlien within a short dl-tanco of their
.hey took flight and we secured none
As the season for game is approaching ]
intlcipato some snort in that direction
iV camping party is talked of , the ob
jective point being Trinidad. 1'Jo mile :
outhwest , and it will bo a relief to the
nonotony to lake a trip of that kind
Twice this summer was t caught ou
n the rain , the storms coming up sud
ilenly. The first time we were lost 01
Lhe prairie for an hour or two. Twi
jouples of us were out in the evenin ;
iding , and while about two and a hal
niles from town and near no dwelling
he rain came upon us in all Its fury
' travel in tin
'hiding it impo-slblo to
ace of the wind , wo turned our buggie
i round and , with most commondabli
patience under the circuni'stiince ;
waited for the storm to reiiM ) , which 1
did in due time , and \\e proceeded 01
our way. only to find after awhile Ilia
we were olT the road. It being ver ,
ilurk , not one in the party knew ii
ivhich direction to go. We could there
fore do nothing , as to go forward wouli
perhaps bo only to go further from th
oud. Again wo wore compelled to wail
this time for the clouds to roll away an
the friendly stars to appear. Our un
willing sojourn was passed in song am
'ivoly conversation , but it was will
jratoful hearts that we reached horn
ate at night.
A few days later the same quartctl
started in the morning to visit a ne\
town twenty-four miles distant. W
reached our destination at li p. in. with
nut adventure , unless the fact of m
losing my escort's sombrero and bavin
to return for it , and finding it in in th
middle of the road a mile from wher
wo wcro when I mi.-scd it , be called a
idvoulure. Wo were to commence ou
journey homo at 4 p. m. , but again
heavy rain came upon us. When i
partially ceased we started , but abon
two miles from \\erogladtoseu
shelter in an old stone rancho houst.
now occupied by Mexican slice ] ) here ;
era. Altlough the accommodation
wcro not all that might 1m desired , sti !
we were glad of the shelter. Finall
tin ) rain ceased and a rainbow a ]
poured , and a second time \\c started o
our homeward way. In crossing Froc/t
out creek we narrowly escaped ascrion
accident. The banks of the creek ar
sleep and at its best it is a dangeron
crossing. After the heavy rain tli
bunks were vor\ slippery , and just si
the hordes reached the top of the ban
their foot began to slip , they were in
able to bold the weight of the onrriagi
and wo slipped down perhaps ten fee
or more\\lieii one horse fell down. Tli
young gentleman in the rear sci
jumped out and supported the earring
so that it did not slip further until tli
other one contrived to bring the fulle
horse to his feet. Then by using th
whip freely wo passed over , and the rt
maimler of our journey homo was sufel
accomplished , but not before the sum
hours of the morning were upon us.
The first wedding in town occurrc
ou September 8 , the bride being one <
the early settlers in the town , an
a plump , comely girl of seventeen sun
mops. The gioom proved up on hi
claim two dnyi previous and , rcturnin
from Lamar whore the United Stall
land otllco is located , drove up to th
residence of the bride and the justic
of the peace made them one. I prcsuni
there was not a happier man in th
country than ho when ho drove out I
his 1GO acres of land , feeling proud i
the newly acquired ownership to tli
land and the equally new acquisitic
of a sweet mistress of his domains. Tli
bride wore a bufl' lawn with yello
ribbons , at leastso "they say , " and <
course it is correct. I was not able I
ascertain further particulars , for whic
I am sorry , as a list of presents and tli
"menu" might prove of interest.
I call my claim ' 'Piairie View , " f
there is a view of nothing but prairii
with the exception of u clump of co
tonwoods t\yo miles west and u knoll , (
slight rise in the pruirieabout the sun
distance east. The latter hides tl
town from our view. " I am three and
half miles from town , and the town
fifty miles from a railroad , but for
place six months oldjWO are very thrift
and at present booming , with the pro
pect of a railroad in the near futur
For two months I have attended i
church service of any description , hi
wo have nearly three hundred inhab
tiiuts now and a movement is on foot
organize a church.
Timely Thought * on a Sadly Xo
Subject Tlio Pernicious FcoSjhU'ni
I. N. Stevens in the Arbitrator : A
pirutions tire very often not in huriaoi
with the individual tastes. Frequent
they are beyond the abilities of tl
individual. So anxious in pur day n :
moii for borne sort of a position , eitln
in society or in politics , that they c
not always carefully consider what li
uro they are likely to cut in the desin
So careless are \\o about the E-elcctie
of public otlleiuls , so influenced by re
son of party issues and personal avail
bilHy at the time , that wo lose sight
the fact that the favored aspirant ins
have no qualifications to fit him for ni
public position. The interests of tl
people are sacrificed for party ascon
aney. Good government is made scco
dur.y to the gratification of person
vanity. Thus it happens that men a
sometimes seen strutting around lil
turkey gobblers in an olllco , the dull
of which they have not the remote
ideas how to perform. Thus oxooutr
offices are sometimes filled by men wh
with considerable training , might mtil
good private secretaries.
Judicial positions uro often occupii
by men who would bo safe investors in
produce market. Once in a while leg !
futures uro composed of men who won
have bceu brilliant lights in these a
cleat times when the laws were pu
lished by posting them at'sueh a hoig !
that no one could read them.
Howqver , the harvest of titles Is a
nuully reaped. Private citizens becor
fewer , ami it Is difficult to find men wi
whom an ordinary Mr. cnn fool easy
associate. The man who goes to u sw
party for the first time ; and who h
never before wore a dress suit or a c <
lur , cannot feel uneomfortal
than some of ouv public. olllcit
In' their position. Both mal
sacrifices to their vanity. To cal )
ambition Is a mlsuomor. . Ambiti' '
leads men into channel of superior !
and greatness. A man who voiuntnrl
makes himself ridiculous can have
ombltion. Vanity to n small soul ii
what ambition is to a great one. . 1
longs for the semblance of that , whic )
It' knows it can never in reality bo
Ambition causes men to perform grea
deeds for mankind ; to seek responsible
positions that by great work these posl
lions may bo made famous. Vault )
causes men to perform ludicrous dcedi
for themselves ; to seek high txisitioni
that by the titles of these petitions thei
may bo made famous. Vanity is nmbf
tion without a soul.
The discipline of an army in time o
war comes nearer , perhaps , true prln
eiples of justice and sense than urr
other human regulations. The sanu
principle applied to men in times o
pence , who desire to rule in the aggregate
gate va t armies of people , uro consid
ercd ridiculous. And yet it may wel
be questioned whether a people woul <
over have occasion for war if well am
wisely ruled in time of peace. Wha
woulel bo thought of that army whiel
should select Its olllccrs from men win
had no military talent , no nillitar ;
training , mid who had never seen an ;
military service and who simpl ;
desired the position for the titles am
the help such titles might bo to them ii
society or in private business ? The in
terests and the welfare of the peopl
are constantly being entrusted to civi
rulers who have -no greater capuoit ,
anil no higher motives. Public ofliee
in our day and in our country , is genei
ally for one of three purposes , nuniel ;
for the emoluments of the oillcc , for th
title of the position , or for the hel
it will be in gaining social position o
in aiding private business. Very sel
duin'sit sought for a good which ca
be done to the people. Very rarely i
the question of fitness morally , mer
tally or patriotically of the person seel *
ing taken by him into consideration.
Wo are a people , avowedly , of th
purest democracy , yet in no othc
country on the globe are position an
title more sought for , and in scarcel
my other country do they count fc
more in business influence or in soeii
standing. Think of republican institi
lions creating a titled aristocracy ! S
vastly out of harmony with the theor
of our government is such a couditio
e > f alTairs that it cannot long exist an
the government retain its force. Sue
inlluouces stunt tlio growth of patriol
ism , dwarf the spirit of inelenendontimu
hood and chill the fires of honest un
bition. There ought to be no prouder pe
sition in a free land than that of servin
one's country well in any station , hov
soever humble. There should bo n
glory as bright , no standing ns high i
that of him who , by dint ef toil an
struggle , has &o broadened his soul , tin
honestly and faithfully and wisely ho ;
enableet to servo the people in som
humble position in such a manner tht
they are made moro comfortable an
prosperous by such service. No ran
of birth or title of wealth should hav
preference for public position over fi
ness , intelligence , industry and patrio
ism , however lowly the station. Tli
fishermen of Gallilo transmitted to t
the teachings of the Savior. The
were his trusted disciples.
Tlio gcatest ruler England over hn
was the commoner , Cromwell. Tli
greatest captain , statesman and 11101
iireh which Franco ever had was tl :
'Unknown Cor&ican , " ' Bonapart. Tl
noblest man of our country , onooftl
greatest rulers of any country , was tl
'rail-splitter , " Lincoln. Certainly tl
greatest general our country ever pn
' ' " Grant.
duced was the 'laiiner ,
Men may make public office great ar
glorious , but public olllco cannot mal
men either great or glorious. Unde
our government the humblest ollh
oll'ers an opportunity to the occupant
make a name for himself , if he be litU
for public service , by serving well ai :
intelligently the people in such pos
tion. The sickly sentiment whic
prompts men of means nnel others
seek public olltce ) for the gilded title <
for private gain is foreign to our inst
tutions aml'should not bo permitted
exist. If , in fact as in theory , the pe
pie are supreme ami all olficoholele _
mere agents , then the principles
agency have been entirely subverted.
It sometimes happens in privu
nflairs that a clerk wears a profusion
diamond jewelry and assumes much moi
dignityjand [ importance than his er
) loyer. But oven then the omployi
ms some rights which the clerk is bout
to respect , and ho usually hassome litt
authority over bis subordinates. B
have you ever seen freshly-elected of
eials who treated the people as natuni
born serfsand who acted as though tin
were the annointed of God.
This is a remedial era. Nation
prosperity has built mountain-high go
ernmoiital abuses. Usage and custo
have supplanted principles in publ
affairs. The phantom of greatness
pursued with moro zeal than the su
stance over was , Such things would 1
of no impurtaneo did they not contr
the lives , the prosperity and tl
happiness of all classes of citizens.
The remedies are , however , near
hand. That great chorous of putrie > t
demand for a change of methods in tl
public administration of affairs sho1
that the spirit which conceived our i
stitutions is alive to preserve them
their pristine purity and simplicity.
The remedies for the evils suggest
are few in number :
1. Public otllco should bo no place
make a fortune , The fee system is
travcrsty on popular institutions ai
equal rights. Under it the most 01
rageous wrongs arc perpetrated. T'
opportunity for making an indopendc
fortune which it holds out leads to t !
most shameful corruption of the elc
tive franchise. Friendship , hone
manhood and political integrity a
readily sacrificed to gain such a rii
pri/.e. Innocent people's lives a
blackened to obtain a fee. Pepph
rights receive no protection from the
servants unless the fee is paid. Justi
is thwarted and felons go fr
because no fee is in sight. Jue
diciul elecisious are warped by i.
calculations pro and con as
how the cash drawer c :
bo best replenished. Perjuri
are common and over-charges freque
intho , greed for fees. Men who c
scarcely earn a living at a legitima
private business become rich and an
gant from bleeding their masters , t
people , of fees. The whole system
on a par with that of feeing porters
Pullman cars and waiters in a hotel
bo treated civilly. Of course pub
olficors should bo well and liberally paiNe
No one objects to that , provided th
give up their whole time to the duti
of their respective positions.
2. No title should receive any favor
recognition save that of service fait
fully perfot-mcd. Public sentiment c
tiroly controls that. The servants of t
people are entitled to just such stau
ing and influence us the people the :
solves give them.
S. Public positions should bo consl
ered as places for industry and servi
und not as some for summer rose
where the occupants can while away t
time , dressed in the stylish garmoi
of their otlieiul titles in order to nttn
the attention of fashionable dovotei
to obtain social standing and inl !
encc. .
.Strip | > od of the temptations to fi
tune-hunters to seek wealth In tin
channels , blockaded as n bouloVa
against wealthy drones who desire
repeisoin thejir folds , and made hlg
ways of which a.gre
people'.make Known tlvfcir' though
their nsplruttohs. amir their moral and
religious regard for the protection of
all classes of citizens in equal rights ,
and their advancement in happiness
and prospe.iity thrpugh their servants ,
the public olllcials 'thc'n ' public olllco
assumes the dignity intcnelcd for it by
the founders of our government.
Certainly no prouddr dignity could
attach to any position. Surely ft would
elevate the ambition of all citizens and
would senel now life through souls which
have become stagnant with skepticism
about the success of oUr"i > opulur institu
tions. _
For fear of losing a. day's work , many
persons put off Inking physic until Sat
urday. The bettor plan is not to delay
but take it ns soon as needed , it may
save you a hard spell of sickness. H
you want the most benefit from the
least amount of physio without causing
you any inconvenience , loss of appetite
or rest , take St. PatrickVIMlls. Thoit
action on the liver and bowels arc
thorough , they give 'a freshness , toije
and vigor to the whole system and act
in harmony with nature.
AH Instrument Now Kxpecteel to Have
n Place In Kvcry Oftiuc.
New York Post : The stories whlcli
Edison tells of what his perfected pho
nograph will do are so extrnordluarj
that ho scarcely expects people to be
lieve him , and yet ho says that that the
apparatus is so simple , so effective , nnel
so immediately useful that he is certain
of its rapid introduction into business-
far more certain than ho was of the uni
versal adoption of the telephone as v
business instrument. Edison said of his
newly finished phonograph ; "Yov
know that I finished the phonogrnpl ;
moro than ton years ago. It remained
moro or less of a toy. The germ ol
something wonderful was perfectly dis
tinct , but I tried the impossible with it
ami when the electric light business as
sumed commercial importance , I threw
everything ovcrboarel for that. Never
theless , the phonograph has been more
or less constantly in mymind ever since
When resting from prolemgeel work upor
the light , my brain woulel revert almost
automatically to the old idea. Since the
light has been finished , I have taken \ \ \
the phonograph , and after eight month !
of steady work , have made it a commer
cial invention. My phonograph 1 ex
pect to see in every business olllce. The
first 600 will , I hope , bo ready for dis
ribution about the cnel of January
Their operation is simplicity itself , tine
cannot fail. The merchant or clerl
who wishes to send a letter has only te
set the machine in motion , and to tall
in his natural voice and at the usua
rate of speed into the receiver. Whei
ho has finished the sheet , or 'phono
gram , ' as I call it , is ready for putting ;
into the box maelo on purpeiso fen1 the
mails. Wo are making the sheet ii
three sizes one for letters of from 800 t <
1,000 words , another size for 2,000 words
another size for 4,000 words. I expec
that an arrangement may bo made will
the postollico authorities enabling the
phonogram boxes to bo sent at the sann
rate as a letter.
"The receiver of n phonogram wil
put it into his apparatus and the message
sago will bo given out more clearly
moro distinctly than the best telepbom
message over sent. The tones of tin
voice in the two phonographs which
have finished are so perfectly rondoree
that one can distinguish between twent ;
dilTcrent persons , each olio of whom ha
saiel a few words. Ono tremendous ad
vantage is that the letter may bo re
peutcd a thousunel times if necessary
The phonogram de > os not wear out b ;
xise ; moreover it may be filed away fo
a hundred years and be ready the in
slant it is needed. If a man dictate
his will to the phonograph , there wil
bo no disputing the authenticity of tin
document with these who know tin
tones of his voice in life. The cost c
making the phonogram will bo scarcol ;
more than the cost of ordinary lette
paper. The machine will read out tin
letter or message at the same speed wit !
which it was dictated.
"I have experiented with a device fo
enabling printers to set typo direct ) ;
from the dictation of the phonograph
and think it will work to a charm. I
is so arranged that the printer b '
touching a lever with his foot allow'
five or ten words of the phonograph t
bo sounded ; if ho is ne t satisfied wit !
the first hearing , he can make it repea
the same words over mid over again un
til he has them in typo. For busy mei
who dictate a grcot deal for the press ,
am sure that the phoneigraph will bo
necessity after a little experience.
"For musicians the phonograph is gc
ing to do wonders , owing to the e.xtrem
cheapness with which 1 can duplicat
phoiuigrams and the delicacy wit'
which the apparatus gives out all musi
cal sounds. In the early phonograph t
ten years ago , which was a very impel
feet and crude affair compared to that c
to-day , it was always noticed that musi
cal sounds came out peculiarly wel !
the machine would whistle or sing fa
bettor than it would talk. Thi
peculiarity of the phonograp
remains. I have taken down th
music of nn orchestra , and the result i
marvellous ; each instrumentcan be pci
fectly distinguished , the strings arc pei
fcctly distinct , the violins from the cc !
los , the wind instruments and the woo
are perfectly heard , und even in th
notes of a violin the over tones are dh
tinet to a delicate car. It is going t
work wonders for the benefit of musie
lovers. A piece for any instrument , fc
the piano , or for an orchestra , or an acer
or the whole of an opera , musical ii
slruinents and voices , can be given 01
by the phonograph with a beauty e
tone and a distinctness past belief , un
the duplicating apparatus for phone
grains is so cheap an alfair tnat th
price of musie for the phonograph wi
be scarcely worth cousielering. As th
phonogram will bo practically indei
struclible by ordinary use , such musi
can be played over and over again.
"My first phonograph , as you rcmon
her , consisted simply of a roller ciirri
ing the foil , and provided with a dii
phragin point properly arranged b
hand. In the new instrument there :
far moro complication , but altogethc
different results. My propelling mi
chinery consists of a small electric me
lor , run by a very few colls. Slrange t
say , I have founel moro dilllcully in ge
ting a motor to suit mo than any othc
part of the apparatus. I tried varioi
kinds of clock work and spring motor
but found them untrustworthy an
noisy. The motors ,1 am now makin
are absolutely steady and noiseles
There is no part of' the apparatus , tli
tools for which I am now working upo
a largo scale hero , which is likely I
got out of order or to work in an unce
tain manner. The two finished phom
graphs are practically what I intend 1
olfer for sale within a few months. "
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Athletics in New York City.
Hundreds of thousands of persoi
traveling on the Sixth Avenue Elevate :
Railroad in Now York City have sec
young men at their games on the Mai
liattan Athletic grounds , Eighty-sixt
Street and Eighth Avenue. The ca :
are high enough from the street '
overlook , the track und the diamor
and the grand stand. : J. J. McDormot
Lieutenant und Captain of the Qlyn
pics , who almost lives there , says :
1 For'Straincd'muselessprainsbrulsc
and external applications generally ,
linet. nothing' better thuh AM.COCK
The True Tale of the Webster Bank
Robbery Told. , . '
The Fnll Races Mrs. Jnincs Hrown
Potter Mtinkficsky'B Produc
tions Calvary the Latest
Boston Gossip.
BOSTON , Oct. 27. [ Correspondence of
the D E. ] Now that the Vohmtoor has
captured America's cup , and that tlio
victorious owner and designer have
been enthusiastically received , ap
plauded and feasted , Boston is again
reassuming its conservative tranquillty
and settling back to its old rut again.
It has , however , been much shaken by
the greet interest the local press have
taken in the solving of a ten-year mur
der mystery , known as the "Wobstor
Bank Robbcvy. " Ten years ago the
cashier of the Webster bank , ( Webster ,
Me. ) , was found bound , gagged am )
deuel ! Murder was immediately sug
gested , but all trace of the murderers
was so completely hidden that finally
suicide was hinted at anel at last
affirmed , owing to some supposed irreg
ularities in the deceased cashier's ac
counts. His poor widow has been suf
fering ten long years of suspense , posi
tive of her husband's innocence ; anel
now , owing to the confession of a young
man who accuses his own father of the
crime , the villain is to be brought to
light , and her murdered husband's
honor to bo avenged. The accused has
been for years living a life of pillage
cruelty and murder ; has been tlio terror
of all the places ho has overlived in ,
and denies all the charges laid at his
door. The trial promises to be an in
teresting and exciting one.
The "hub" is decidedly awakening
from its summer's rest. For a period of
three months the upper part of this
pretty city is devoid of any signs of life
whatever. People seem lo fear being
seen in town during the summer , and amore
moro doleful aspect than these beauti
ful avenues and streets , with all their
handsome houses hermetically closed ,
cannot bo imagined.
The opening night of the Boston Sym
phony concerts , and the first meeting ol
quickly bring back all the fashion and
life to this gay city. "nebody" would
miss the "first Symphony , " and would
feel very "out in the cold" had not theiy
witucsseel the "first race. " No woneloi
people come from afar to hear the sym
phonies , for they are the best concerts
given by the best orchestra ( without
exception ) this country can produce.
Theleader _ , Ilerr Wilhelm Gericke , is a
elistinguislieel German leader anel com-
pejser , who has handled the "baton' :
with such dexterity that he bus brought
his orchestra to a wonderful point ol
excellence. The concerts are u tre
mendous success , and the twc
weekly performances are always
crowded te > the full capacity of the htill
that bezels : i,000 people. The Bostem-
ians are extremely musical and nothing
suffices them but the most classical ol
eslassical music , anel the interest these
auelionces exhibit is a proof of thoii
thorough uppreeiutiem. Young and olel
Hock to these concerts , and great num
bers can bo seen intently following
every note in largo scores they bring
with them.
The "Hub" is decidedly backward in
its horse car management , All the
business part of the town iseivorfiowing
with them , making the streets se
crowdeel that by walking erne can make
far bettor time than by taking a car ,
The "Hubites" have , however , made
one stop to improvement in the way oi
trying an electric motor car. On the
trial trip of this new car it was filleel
with horse railway officials and elec
tricians anel was started elf at a slow
pace over a much worn and uneven
lino. 'Though it jumped the trncl <
twice and die ) not demonstrate any rapiel
speed , it will nevertheless probably be
improved and horses will have lo make
way for electricity.
Both New York and Boston arc in r
flutter over the arrival of
The fair sex is especially on the qui
vivo to witness the debut of this mueli
heralded artist. The question is , has
she improved and grown less stagy ane"
amateurish'1 ! The first-night seats are
nearly all taken , anel the auelienco wil
bo the most select one Now York ha' '
ever gathered. Mrs. Potter cannot bui
help feeling nlitUo nervous at the idci
of appearing before hundreds of people
who know her weak points and faulti
only too well , and are prepared to criti
iciso her closely and severely
There has been a great eleal of tail-
in ado over Munkacsky's now picture
"Calvary , " that has just come fron
abroad and is soon to bo on oxhibitioi
in Boston. Munkaesky's "Christ Be
fore Pilate , " so long exhibited here
was not very favorably criticised , but
notwithstanding , it is a most strik
ing and powerful work. Tin
sad , humble attitude of Chris
as ho stands before Pilate , amids
the jeers of the multitude and tin
threats of the soldiers , immediately oc
cupiestho attention of the observer
and ho stands still , gazing at that om
figure and oblivious of all others tha
crowd that great canvass. People win
come in boisterously from the outside I
look at this sorrowful scene , soon subdu <
their laughing and talking into hushei
whispers as if awed by that life-liki
presence of the divine being. The picture
turo is loud and sensational but it is sail
that the "calvary" is still moro so.
Stoclcs are low , money is scarce am
people are feeling poor , .yet at almos
every corner new builel'ings aie gohij
up of gigantic height and dimensions
Fifteen years ago tlio
of the business part of this city wer
composed of only two story building
with narrow staircases and dingy corridors
dors , but these plain edifices of t'hej pas
are fast being swept away and in tbci
stead stand monumental structures tlui
nearly "brush the cobwebs elf the sky.
A law was recently passed in Now Yor
city limiting the buildings there t
twenty storicsl What a pity to cut th
poor New Yorkers elf in that way , for i
would bo so convenient to hail pussin
friends from the twenty-first story win
dowsl ISADOIIK BiiAaoiOTTi.
It is a pleasure to recommend a goo
article ; one which wo know will giv
satisfaction and good service. Th
"Garland Stoves and Ranges" tire ui :
doubtedly the best that can bo ptoduce
while their truly artistic features wi
favorable comment wherever they ur
seen. Wo are sorry tosay that they ar
closely imitated. OUr readers shoul
bear this in mind.
llTr M.eomblad , Uuaranutdth
onlj ont la tbo world frenernUo ,
aconttuuoui Xltclrls f Uagnitt
'nrrtnl. bolwuaa. Powerful. puraLU
rCoBforUbl * and * < T M , - ATold fnudi
O ? r 0,000 c < ird. B dhtunj > forpanpkl * !
AL0 KUtof BIO BELT * reift DUE M/ii.
Dealer in Agricultural Implements , Wagons
Carrlaces and Buftlf . Jones Mrcft , hetwef u 1th am
_ Nth , Omaha , Nebraska.
Agricultural Implements , Wagons.Carriage .
t _ 5" ! * ! . " ' 1'J' Who'1 ' * ! Omaha " , N bra i .
, . Wholesale IXialern In
Agricultural Implements , Wapns & BnggiG
CPl.OT. M and 807 , Jones Street , Omaha.
Manufacturers of Buckeye Drills , Seeders
* ! l ! tx ' M !
Agricultural Implements , Wagons &Bnggie
Corner Uth and Nicholas tUreeU.
AHOSPE , Jr. ,
Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs ,
_ 1513 Douglas Street , Omahit. Nebraska.
Boots and Shoos.
W. V. MORSE & CO. ,
Jobbers of Boots and Shoes ,
till Farnam tit. , Omnha , Neh. Manufactory , Summe
btroot , lloslun.
( Successors to Heed , Jones A Co. )
Wholesale Manufacturers of Boots and Shoe
Agents for Iloslon llubher Sh t < Co. Ill } , 1104 & 119
Harncr St. . Omaha. Nfhimku.
_ Cof f oa s , 8 p Ices , Etc. _
Omaha Coffee mid ptce Mills.
Teas , Coffees Spices , Baking Powder ,
Flavoring Kitmits , I.Hundrr lllur , Inkn , Ktc. Kit 111
_ llnrney Street , Oniulm , Nebraska.
_ Crockery and Glassware.
Agent for the Manufacturers and Importers of
Crockery , Glassware , Lamps , Chimneys
Etc. Olllce , 317 S. l.ilh jit. , ( Inmlm , Nebraska.
Commission and Storages
Commission and Jobbing ,
Butter , KICKS and Produce. Con-lirnnieiit' 'olloltrC
lleailquarters for Stoneware , llcrry limes and
Orapo lluskcts. lilt Dodge St. , Onmhu.
SpedStorage and Commission Merchants ,
clalllpt Iluttrr , Kcu , e'hee e , ronltrr , eiann
Oyster * . Ktc. . Ktc. 113 South 14th Street.
Produce Commission Merchants ,
Poultry , llulterlafn < * . KruUn. Ktc. .1) South Uth SI
Omtttm , Nobruiku.
( Succesttins to MtStmno At hchroeitor. )
Produce Commission and Cold Storage.
Oniuli.i , Nebraska.
Coal , Coke and Limo.
DMATTA c6'AL7c"oKE & 'LIME C.O. ,
Jobbers of Hard and Soft Coal ,
SOT bouth nth Htrcct , Omaha , Nohta kn.
Manufacturers of Illinois White Lime ,
ind lOilnnrra of e3onl , e'oke , LVnient , 1'lastcr , Mine
, onke , railon Hotel ,
Urtiln Tile and Hewer ripe bt. , Onmlm , Neb. Telephone Ml.
Shippers of Coal and Coke ,
211 South nth t. , Omutm , Neb.
Dry Coodsar _ d
M. E. SMITH St. CO. .
Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods and Notion
11C ( nml 1104DouKlas , Cor. llth St , Omaha , Neb.
Importers and Jobbers in Dry GooflsMion ,
Gents' c urnlahlnp ( ionrtxCorner llth and llarney Stl
Omaha , Nebraska.
Wholesale Dealers in Furniture ,
Farnam Street. Omulia , Nchrmka.
Wholesale Groceries and Provisions ,
TOO , 707,700 and 711 B. lOtu St. , Omaha , Noli.
Wholesale Grocers ,
Iflh and Ijearenworth i'treetn ' , Oniahn , Nebraska ,
D. M. STEELE tc Co7
Wholesale Grocers ,
1 0m \ and Ita llarncj- Street , Omaha , Neb.
Wholesale Grocers ,
lilt and 1118 Ilarncy Street. Omaha , Neb.
_ . _ . _ . _ . . .Hajr d yy a roj
Jobbers of Hardware and Nails ,
Tlnware.SlieM Iron.Kto. Ajzenti for Howe
Miami 1'owiter Co. , llmalin , Neb.
Builders' ' Hardware & Scale Repair She
Mechanic ! ' Tools and Murrain PculeJ. 140J Uouglai t
Omaha , Nebraska.
Wholesale Hardware ,
10th and Harncr Sti .OmahaNen. : Western Aeon
tor AUBtlu 1'owderCo , JutTerunn Btci'l Sullf , Fair
banks Standard Scale ) .
H.eJlXy Hardware.
Heavy Hardware , Iron and Steel ,
Bprlngg , WHtfon Htork , Ilardwaro Lumber , etc. 12
_ _ _ anil Ull llarner Street , Onmua.
Wholesale * Iron and Steel ,
Wapon and CnrrlRue Wood Stock , Henry Hardwar
Ktc. U17 and UI'J hrnvcnwortu HI. , Oiuuliu , Neb.
"Hats , Caps , etc.
Wholesale Hats , Caps and Straw Good
1107 Humoy Htrcct , Omaha , Neb.
and ILER 3e CO. ,
Importers & Jobbers of FineWines &Lipi
Eatt India Hitters and Domestic I.lqtiort. 1113 llurni
All kinds ofBuilding Material at Wholesa
13th titreet and Union 1'HClflc Track , Onmha.
Dealer in Lumber , Lath , Lime , Sash ,
Doori , etc. Yards-Corner 7th and Uoujlai , Corner tl
and Douglai ,
c. N. PEITZ.
Dealer in all Kinds of Lumber ,
13th and California SU. , Omaha , Neb.
Lumber Lime Cement Etc Etc
, , , , , ,
Corner Cth and Doujjlai 8t . , Ouiuha.
To Dealers Only ,
Often. 1403 Ktrpim Street , Omaha.
Wholesale Lumber , Etc , !
Imported and American Portland Cirnent. State ( <
lur Mlwauki | Hydraulic Cemcal antl yulucj
uJeiccservotisloljlll'.ycitU6c )
through errors and baa practice * CURED
MKAL CO , I Loeumt. bllLvul
Dealer in Hardwood
TTooa Carp ts and Parquet flooring. th and'poutlaj
Mjlllncry and Notions. ? Vj |
Importers & Jobbers of Millinery & Notion )
Wi , J10 nd Jll South llth Street.
Wholesale Notions and Furnishing Good ]
401 nd tt fouth luth PtwtOm h .
Notions and Gent's ' Furnishing Goods.
1106 llitrn T Street , einmha.
Wholesale Refined and Lubricating Oils , 1
A l Oreate. etc. . Omaha. A. U. Bishop. Manage !
Wholesale Paper Dealers ,
. . . . . - stock of printing , wntnplnii and ftrUlnl
paper. Special attention lr u to ear Ion" ' '
Printers' Materials.
Auxiliary Publishers ,
Dealers In type. | ire sra and nrlnteii > ' lurrl'.f * . UH
toulh Uth Street , Ortinlm. ,
HutiDor Goods.
Manufacturers and Dealers in Rubber Goods
Oil Clothlnu ami Leather Heltlne. 1HH 1'arnam t-lifely
Stooni JFIttlnRs ,
Pumps , Pipes and Engines ,
Fleam , wnter , inllwar and inlnlllK supplies e
VF. Htnl t'-'i Karnnm Mleet , oiuuliu.
Wholesale Pumps , Pipe , Fittings ,
Steam and Water Pupplle * . Headquarter * for Ma *
Koost A'o > m Mli. 1111 lanuiln M. , tjmuha.
" "
Steam and Water Supplies ,
Hallldar Wind MilN. PIS and WI rniimm St. , Omnlin ,
U. K. lto-9 , Actlni ; MuniiKer ,
Engines , Boilers and General Machinery ,
bUte.t Iron Work , Mourn I'unips , Smlllln. . l.'l > il *
lA'ivcm : > orti ! StreetOinuli.l. , |
Wholesale Farm , Field and Garden Seeds
Oil nnil ml JOIIP * St. , Oiim'm '
Storage , Forwardjrig & ComjtilisBlojj
" ' ' " "
"A'RMSTRON'G , PETTis & co- , i
Storage , Forwarding and Commission , .
Hrnnili lum < > of tln lli-niicy Ilimnj Co. ll c | p nl
wliolusnlo ami retHll. HW.I llOninl 1,11 J Inuii Sluut ,
OiUHlm , Telephone No. " "iO. 1
Jens and Clgnj-s.
Importers and Jobbers of Teas & Cigars ,
Bptccs niul Dnlsy linking 1'omlor. llltjniiil 1 < U llur *
nuy Street , Ouuihn.
Manufacture Galvanized Iron and Cornice ,
Jouu Kiicncter , Proprietor. .Ml Dorlui'und lUland IU5
North IDtu ) hired , OniKhi , . '
Smokp Stacks , Boilers ,
" "
Manufacturing Dealer in Smoke Stacis ,
Hrltclilins , Tanks mill Central llnllnr llepatrlni ; . 1319
UoJge street , Omaha , Neb.
Iron Wojrlts.
Wrought and Cast Iron Building World
Knulnea , Brass work , jieneril foundry , machine nnd-J
timckiuiltu work. Ofllta Hint fforki , U. 1' . Ill , uml i ,
lth Street , Om h . _ | l U
Manufacturers of Wire and Iron Railings'
Desk rall > , window ininrdv flower Mumli ,
etc. , 12.1 North ICth St. , enunht.
Man'frs ' of Fire & Burglar Proof Safes I
Vaults. Jail work. Iron and wire funclnit , > ln > , etc. Ot
Amlreen , t'rop'r. Cor. lllh ttua Jackson nt > .
General Agents for Dlobnld ! < afo A. Lock Co.'n j
Fire and Burglar Proof Safes.Time . Locks , '
Vaults and Jull NYork , HIS Farnam Street , Omaha.
Manufacturers of Overalls ,
Jeans Punt , Shirts , Ktc. 11W nml HIM Douglas btreet ,
Omaha , Neb.
, Etc ,
' " " " " " "
M. A. DISBROW' & CO. , '
Wholesale Manufacturer * of
Sash , Doors , Blinds and Mouldings , <
Branch Office , 13th and Itard Ktreets , Omaha , Neb.
Manufacturers of Sash , Doors , Blinds ,
Mouldings , Stair Work and Interior llurd Wood hlav >
lib. N. K. Corner 8lh and Louvenworth ijtreeti , '
Oiuahu , Neb.
Manufacturers of Mouldings , Sash , Doors ,
And Blinds , Tumlnu , Htalr-nork. Hank and OBict
HttliiKs. iiutli and 1'oppleton ATcnue.
Lager Beer Brewers ,
1M1 North F.lBbteenth Street. Omaha. Neb.
Liye Stock Commission Merchants ,
Oftlce Hoom 24 , Oiiposllo K chiin e Mulldlng , Union
block Yards , South Onmliu , Neb.
Live Stock Commission Merchants , J
Market furnished frco on application. SUxkors anit
feeders fimilHhed on peed torni * . Htiferenreti : emos
ha National Hank anil Ninth OrntUm National , Union
btctk Ynnls , bouth Omaha.
Live Stock Commission ,
Room U , KicluitiBO nulldlnK , Union Stock Yard * ,
tonlli Omaha , Neb.
Commission Dealers in Live Stock ,
[ loom 2 ] , Kichange Ilulldlne , Union Mock Yilr. R.
fmmha. lt fiTUncc Union Niu'l Hunk , Oruulia ,
Union Sto < k Yuul , Hank , S Omaha , K. b. llowlvy
rr > . Am. Hank A , Trust Co , Omalm.
Commission Dealers in Live Stock ,
Room'/ ' , oppnsltn K > change llulMIni ; , Union Block
Varilf , ponlli Omaha , Neb.
Of Omaha , Limited ,
John I' , llojd , hupertnlondtint ,