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THE OMAHA 'DAILY BEE * . MONDAY , DECEMBER 12 , 1887.
ADVENTURES OF A SCOUT ,
'Fmil O. Bloom Dotnila Some of Hla
N THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOY'
Said n reporter of the Nashville
American to Paul C. lUum : "I under-
tnnd that you have hail a great dual of
experience upon the frontier and in the
( jovernrneut service as a scout. "
"Yes , " was the reply. " 1 was horn
lit Cooporstown , N. Y. , thirty-eight
years ago , and after residing there live
years my parents moved to St. Paul ,
Minn. , then u thriving town of : ! ,000 or
4,000 inhabitants. My father and two
uncles be em no interested In Indian
trading nhortly after o-.ir arrival in
Minnesota , and it IK hut natural that 1
grew up with an infatuation for Indian
trading and the varied and wild lifo of
the plains , as I frequently accompanied
them upon their expeditions into the
Chippewii and Sioux nation reserva
tions. They continued to do a thriving
and prosperous business until the great
Sioux outbreak in ItSOU.
"I shall never forget the first warn
ing or intimation wo received thai the
Indians were on the warpath. We had
heard , of eonr.iu , that the Sioux's an
nuities were late in arriving , and that
they were becoming ugly , and threat
ened to mi'1" : it unpleasant for the
whites on the extreme frontier. At , last
word vas received that annuities would
bo paid at a certain time , and all the
Indian traders started for the posts to
be present at the payment , as at that
time , the Indians having money and
pelts , trading was hrMc and profits
large.Vo had two four-horse teams
and wagons , and had gotten between
Mimkato and St. Peter when we re
ceived the lirst warning that the In
dians had actually begun their dreadful
work at the Icdwood ( agency.
"Our party consisted of my father , one
nncle. and myself -then a lad of twelve
and two men , had just made camp on
the beautiful hanks of the Minnesota ,
when one of the drivers , who had just
finished preparing dinner for the party ,
Hpokoupand said : 'Hollo ! what's the
matter with our friend coiningilown the
trail ? ' We all rose to our feet and saw
a horseman galloping down the narrow
road at a break-neck speed. Asho passed
the camp ho yelled at the top of his
voice : "Look out ! the Indians are com
ing , ' and continued his mad career down
"We immediately hurried up the
teams , knowing full well what the
alarm meant. We urgjud our" hordes to
their utmost speed in the direction of
SI : I'eter , on the way to the agency to
which we were hound. Wo did not re-
ali/e the extent or violence of the out
break , however , and as wo drove along
wo met M'ores.upon scores of frightened
settlers carrying household goods and
. whatever else they could lay hands
upon , and all doing their' utmost to
"Arriving at St. Peter we found the
little settlement in a state of forvish cx-
ciment , and held a consultation as to
whether to turn back or push on. We
concluded to continue our way to Wash-
burn , which placed we reached very
latu at night , and awoke in the morn
ing to lind the town surrounded by
angry Sioux under Chief Little Crow.
"For two da.vs the lighting was des
perate , the Indian repeatedly charging
about the town , and froili time to time
succeeded in gaining a fool-hold by get
ting into houses on the outskirts , from
which they were as often driven , but
with great lo s of life on both sides , and
the destruction of buildings which were
fired by the Sioux before the ovaoua-
"After several davs of this sort of
warfare the Indians , failing to capture
the town , withdrew toward Ahercomhio ,
slaughtering men. women and children
and devastating tno country.
"When Sunday morning dawned on
New Ulm , and it was certain that the
Sioux had withdrawn , a horrible scene
of carnage met the eye. Lying about
the streets in every conceivable position
were men and women , and , in some in-
fitance , children mutilated and torn ,
( oinedead , some wounded and dying ,
while hero stood a sturdy yeoman , rille ,
in hand , with blood bcgrimmcd face
and hands , ready to do battle and give
up lifo if necessaiy for the protection of
his loved ones , as so many sturdy set
tlers had doncbefor.ehim.
"The large athemenm in the center
of the town jiresonted a pitiful sight , as
the wounded and the dead were brought
in , and men were scon hackcd'to pieces
by the frightful tomahawk , and in
almost every instance minus scalps ,
which the bloodthirsty Sioux , however
hot and bloody the carnage , never fails
to take , as a proof to his red-devil
brother of his triumoh and bravery.
"Kotwning to St. Paul I was sent
east to attend school , where 1 remained
% several eears.
"Jn 187H and 1674 T was connected
with the northwest boundary survey
locating the line between Uritish Amer
ica and the United States the lirst sea
son with the topographic corps and af
terward as a bearer of dispatches and
mail courier. Upon the completion of
the survey I accompanied the Gordon
party from Sioux City the Hlaek Hills
in search of gold , but we wore captured
by the military , our wagons burned , and
merybody turned back except Gordon ,
who was detained and imprisoned for
invading an Indian reservation. Ko-
turning to civilization once more , I ac
companied General Terrv on his expe
dition in Ih7i ( against Sitting Hull , the.
grcot Sioux chief and warrior. Wo en
camped at the mouth of Powder river ,
inMontaim and from theroGcnoralCustor
was sent on a scouting trip with the en
tire Seventh cavalry , instructed by Gen
eral Terry to lind the Indian trail , and
to follow the same until it became 'hot , '
and to send back couriers to await our
coming with the main command. Cut
ter , dis-covering the Indian camp and
not Knowing the numerical strength of
the band , divided his regiment contain
ing COO men into three columns , and at
tacked the camp.
"The Indian * , scoi ng the attack abou
to be made , attempted to gather ug un
their herd of ponies , but not having
sulllcient lime , they turned and made a
fight , which resulted in the total annihilation i-
hilation of Custcr and his command ,
and the loss of nearly one-half of the
troops under the command of lienton
and Kuno. The new * of the massacre
when brought into General Terra's
Camp by a Crow Indian scout named
iMirloy.'wns received with incredulity
but was found to be only too true.
'The winter pf 1S77 1 spent at homo
and in March I accepted a position as
'shotgun' messenger wilh the North
western Stage company , running from
Bismarck , Dak. , to Dcadwood , in the
JlliicU Hills. .Belle Foucho , a small sta
tion at the fcot of ho hills , about ale
time became the scone of several Indian
Outrages , perpetrated by the Choyenucsj
and Sioux. 1 was deputized by tlio
t'ompanv to go Ihcvc and take charge of
the station , my force .consisting of five
men an 1 one H'pinan , the wife of one of
"Did yo u have any trouble with the
"Yes , wo had two lights durir.ft the
first week. Our station 'jorisfrtufl of a
log cabin and stabls surrounded by a
"Oiio night , shortly after mfdnight ,
Ono of our men who happened lobe
awake heard a noise on the roof of the
cabin , and on going out discovered two
Sioux Indians trying to get into the
house through the chimney , evidently
with the intention of stealing our
horses , which wore in the stable con
necting with the cabin. An alarm was
instantly given , and after u sharp light
we drov'o off the reds , who numbered
twelve or fifteen men or squaws. When
morning dawned wo discovered , about
a mile from the stockade , traces of a
battle. Two prospectors who came
from Denver were found riddled with
bullets minub their hair , while a little
further on we discovered an old trapper
named Mnrchant , who had been camp
ing on the bottoms near our stockade ,
Ijinp on the open prairie , where ho had
b'ecn left for dead by the Indians. He
was dangerously wounded in the breast
and had been scalped. Wo took him to
our station , and after a few weeks of
careful nursing ho was able to leave for
Cook City , sixteen miles distant , where
ho thoroughly recovered.
"In the spring I returned to the lint
as messenger. While acting in that
caim-ity the road agents got me twice ,
robbing all the passengers of their
money and valuables. They did not in
terfere with the mails , however , as they
eave a fear of Uncle Sam , and do not
tread upon his toes when they can
"Another lime we came upon them ,
or , rather , they found us , ami after a
hard light our 'party , consisting of the
driver , three passengers and my-clf ,
took them into cainn , Uiiilng one ,
woundiup ; ji'.rnlter , and' driving off the
third one. We had received warning
that they were on the road , and were
prepared for them.
"Uti.iing the same season we had two
running lights , one of them extending
over six miles of prairie. Our loaders
wcroboth killed , and had it not been
for the timely arrival of a wagon train
the driver and myself would have 'gone
the way of last year's bird's nests. '
"Leaving the employ of the stage
company in November , I went to Fort
Buford , on the mouth of the Yellow
stone , and was detailed from there
in the special government servi-co and
went to Fort Keogh.at the mouth of the
Tongue river. At the latter place , in
company with X. Beidler , chief of the
vigilantes , and a noted border charac
ter , and Yellowstone Kelly. 1 had many
lignts with the road agents and hay
burners who at that time infested that
A Triple Alliance.
Unhappily for the wretched victim of
their assaults , dyspepsia , constipation
and biliousness are faithful allies.
When one of these foes attack the sys
tem , the other two speedily follow in its
wake , and'successively malic their on
slaught. Successively , but not isuccess
fully , if Hosteller's Stomach Bitters bo
Used to repel the onset. Tlio Bitters as
easily extirpates these monsters as St.
ficorgo is depicted in the act of doing to
the dragon in the steel vignette upon
the glass bottles which contain the med
icine. Their Ilighl , like their advance ,
is nearly simultaneous. Their mutual
ity destroyed they precipitately retreat ,
leaving health master of the position ,
and strongly entrenched by the Hitters.
This grand 'fortifier is also a reliable
bulwark against the insidious assaults
of malarial disease and stops tlio approach
preach of rheumatism. It , howcverre-
lievcs nervous complaints , and imparts
vigor to the weak.
A MAN OF COURAGE.
Incident in the I * lite ol'nn Otiio llivcr
New York Sun : "Speaking about
nerve1 said Brooks , as ho sat at a table
in the olllco of the Commercial Travel
ers'association , "the bravest man Icvcr _
mot was one Prescott , of Evansvilio ,
Ind. He was a daisy. I often stayed at
his place a sort of tavern , saloon , "bil
liard room and dance all combined. It
was like this : There was a bit of prop
erty which had been idle for years.
All sorts of men had tried to
run it , but they had to get out.
They lacked the required nerve.
The bloods would cross over from Hen
derson , Ky. . and make it disagreeable
for the landlord. They would play his
billiards and drink his whiskey , and
then when asked for pay would set in
and clean his shop out. Finally thisman
Prescott heard of this m-oporty for sale ,
found the price low , aim so bought it in.
But I don't suppose he knew just what
ailed the property , for ho was from Now
" 1 just wish you could have seen the
cuss- ! Why , he didn't ' look big enough
to whip a cat. Ho was one of those Slim
Jims , with sandy hair and weak legs , a
sallow faced , light , watery , blue eyed
fellow. 1 was traveling through there
at that time , and I happened along a
week or so after Prescott got started.
Ho had lixed the place up in stylo. I
drove up at dusk , put out my tc.vin for
the night , and after a drink , prepared
to go out for the evening. 1 noticed
ten strapping young bloods in the bil
1 liard room. They were drcsfed well ,
and had gold watches with long chains.
There didn't seem to be anything the
matter with them , and I left them play
ing billiards and smoking cigars , with
now and then a call on theliar. When
I got back to the tavern , after a while ,
the same crowd was thure , and there
seem to be anything the matter with
'them. But Prescott said to mo ( I was a
Vermonter , and he and I felt somewhat
acquainted ) :
" 'I'm afraid tht-so boys will give mo
"Well , this is that Henderson gang'
I've heard so much of. They're all rich
men's sons , and think they can run
things. Their game is to get all they
can and not pay nothing for it. But they
will have to pay mo for what they get
before they get out of here1 !
"lie said it all as quietly as if lie had
just remarked that ho thought it would
rain next day. I sat smoking near the
stove , where I could see the young
bloods in the billiard room. I declare
they Seemed to bo very decent young
men. They had been to the bar pretty
often , and 'they were a trillo lively in
their play , and maybe a bit loud in
their conversation , but that was all , and
why Prescott was afraid of trouble I
couldn't for the life of mo make out.
"But pretty soon they began to show
their hands. First two of them took a
good stiff drink and a cigar apiece , and
then jerked , their thumbs over their
shoulders as they moved toward the
" 'The other fellcrs'll make this all
"Prcseott said 'Vory well , ' and then
ho bowed them out like a. prince of the
royal lino. Then a couple more took tea
big ( irlnlntiul the best cigars , anil out
" 'The other boys in tharll settle the
scol-o ! "
were now half n dozen big
ones left inside. Pretty soon they came.
out , too. They ranged along the bar ,
tilled up two 01' thyco times around , and
then started for the door ,
" 'Stop ! '
"They paused , ' tln-n looked aroun.d
mildly rrjir.ijK-li'fut at Pre cit ) , wjio
stood bcli'lml the bar. One of the party
" 'What d'ye wnntV'1
"Prescott.'with his thin.'white face
showing no more emotion than a , brass
kettle , remarked :
' "Gentlemen , you've forgotten some
thing. Please to pay foiwhat jou've
" 'Wall we've got no money. . Pay
yer some other time. '
"Then something happened. The
little white-livered cuss of a Prescolt
sprang over the bar like a cat , his long ,
white apron Hying between his legs ,
and. before the Kentuckians compre
hended what was to happen , he had his
back against the door and the six big
toughs covered with two big horse pis
tols. His face was as white as chalk ,
but I tell you his blue eyes blazed. In
mi instant , after recovering from their
surprise , the gang reached for their
guns. But Preseott had them too well
covered. Ho said :
' "The man that attempts to draw his
shooter gets a hole bored through him
as big us ) a barrel. Not a man shall
leave this room till I've had what's duo
"It looked very much like blood there
for about a minute , but Prcscott's bin/-
ing eyes and his ugly looking guns took
the starch out of the toughs , and pretty
soon they tried -to slink out of range.
One of them said :
' "We left our money home. Let us
out and we'll fetch it to ye. '
" 'No you don't. '
"Tills was Prescott's determined an
swer. Indicating one of the party with
a pistol , he said :
" 'You put your watch on the cigar
case ! '
"He did as directed. It was a gold
"The big hoi-sc pistols were lowered.
" 'Now , gentlemen ; come up and have
something on mo. '
"Prescott said this with all the sua
vity imaginable as ho resumed his
place behind the bar. and pretty soon
the Kentuckians were lifting in liquor
as naturally as if nothinghad occurred.
"Money ! Why , that gang was full of
it. They stood up and called for round
after round and paid for it. and refused
to take any change. Of course after
awhile they got tired and wanted to
lean against the furniture , while one o
them insisted on kissing the bartender
Finally they went off loaded right to
the muzzle , but perfectly good natured.
They took the gold watch along , of
course , but they left about a hundred
dollars of good Kentucky money in the
place of it.
"A year later I stopped .at Prescott's
" 'Well. Prescott. have the Hcnder
boys cleaned you out yetV
" -Not yct.V
"He smiled , The most proliitablc
customers he had were those wild Hen
derson bovs. They knew nerve when
they suw it. and they liked it. "
Keep your blood pure and you will not
have rheumatism. Hood's Sar aparilla ,
purifies the blood , and tones the whole
Defeat ofn Famous I'irnte.
The Portuguese government has re
ceived ail ollicial tWegrnm from Mozam
bique announcing'that Uonga , the fam
ous pirate of the Zambesi , has been com
pletely defeated by the Portuguese
troops' , and that his 'thirty-six villages ,
all of them strongly defended by palli-
budcs. have been destVoyed.
This man , of whom Livingstone wrote
in his lirst book of explorations , has re
sisted the advance of the white race in
Africa longer and more successfully
than any other native chief. He has
been the avowed enemy of the
Portuguese since 1810 , and.
though several years have sometimes
elapsed without hostilities , it has only
been because the Portuguese meanwhile
have let Bonga severely alone. Many
renegade Portuguese , half-breeds and
most of the robbers and disorderly char
acters of the Portuguese territo
ries flocked to BongaV standard , and
his authority was supreme from the
Zambesi , within twenty-five milesof the
important Portuguese settlement at
Tete , 150 miles southwest to the king
dom of the Mantabcle. One of Bonga's
sons-in-law was a nearly full-blooded
Portuguese , and a number of these out
lawed Europeans have smuggled ammu
nition from Madagascar and in other
ways contributed largely to Bonga's
Livingstone , fearing treachery , did
not visit Bonga's stronghold on the
Zambesi , but one or two other white
travelers have been hospitably enter
tained there. Some years ago the Portuguese
tuguese attempted to knock the de
fenses of this place to pieces with can
non , but Bonga'b soldiers made havoc
among the gunners , and compelled the
whites to raise the scigo before the
very strong stockade had been de
The campaign in which Bonga has
been hopelessly defeated , is the fourth ,
serious attempt by the Portuguese have
made to subjugate him. Their long de
ferred triumph will give them complete
mastery over the Lower Zambesi and
For fear of losing a day's work , many
persons put olT taking physic until Sat
urday. The better plan is not to delay
but take it as soon as needed , it may
save you a hard spell of sickness. If
you want the most benefit from the
least amount of physic without causing
you any inconvenience , l ss of appetite
or rest , take St. Patrick's Pills. Their
action on I ho liver and bowels are
thorough , they give a freshness , tone
and vigor to the whole system and act
iu harmony with nature.
Debts on tlio Dank or Sense.
The way to have a good credit is to
keep out of debt.
To be intelligent is to bo honest , kind
You have as much right to put your
hand into another man's pocket as your
nose into another man's business.
A kind word costs you nothingand the
return of it may conic at a time when
you need it most.
Trust no man's appearance. The
roughest bark covers the soundest tree ,
and thu thinncat ice has the smoothest
Ho who longs after good precepts is
-quickened in his imagination , and
strengthened in his expression. The
vine which grows in the sun is the
fullest of sap and the sweetest 'of fruit.
A good-souled child , is a fortress of
strength between its parents and sin.
The barrest stump is beautiful when
overrun by the honeysuckle.
There is no such thing as a , hopeless
lifo. The soul could no more exist
without hope , than the body without
Travelers should bo prepared for the
changes of weather and the effects of
exposure by providing themselves with
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
A Nashvillo.doetor'b prescription for
a lady suffering with neuralgia * . A new
bonnet , a calunure fehawl , it pair of i f.
gaiter boots and a bpttlo of Salvation
Oil. The lady recovered immediately ,
A LYNCHING BCE AJ RAWUNS. |
The Kscnpe of1 Joe Clinnibcrff'Fruui
an Unenvliiblc Kate.
N"cw York Sun : 'F/jr many years Opa-
liilla , on the line of the Union Pacific
railioad. held thu distinct Ton of being
eon idored by western men the worst
place between the occ-.ms until Knwllns
came into prominence. I passed one
night in Hnwliiif in the fall of 1878 , and
then 1 came to the conclusion , that 'life
in any other town would bo tame and
without excitement in'eoniparisoti with
the pleasures which I that place could
afford. , No one alighting from the cars
| in the quiet street in'Knwlins ' would be
lieve that the many stories of bloodshed
told of it were true. On one side of the
railroad track stood a big barn like
building called the United States
Hotel , and on the other a row of twenty
or thirty one-story frame houses , almost
every one of which was a barroom and
a gambling house attached. Over the
doors hung such signs as "The Cow
' Ketrcat " "TMo'Divnn. " and "
boys' , . "The
Frontiersman's Delight. " Behind the
town at the top of a hill was situated
the city graveyard ; nn immense cross ,
which could be seen from a great dis
tance , stood at the top of the hill and
served as a landmark for travelers for
miles and miles across the barren
prairies. That graveyard was the pride
of every man that lived in Kawlins. The
inhabitants watched it grow , and
pointed with pleasure to the fact that
there was hardly a man taking his final
rest there who had not come to his
death by violence.
It was toward afternoon when I halted
my horse in front of the United States
hotel after a forty-mile ride. Heavily
armed men stood about the groups. The
looks thrown at me were far from reas
suring , and I pretended not to sec them
and hastened into the hotel. Hardly
had. I ten : ! : uiy scat in the dining room
when four men , evidently forming a
delegation approached me. They de
manded my business and what brought
me to Kawlins in a way which left me
no alternative but to answer. My an
swers seemed latis'factory , and one of
them informed me the reason of their
curiosity. They hail some idea that I
was u deputy sheriff and frankly told
mo that if I'liatl been I should have been
escorted out of town , as no government
officers were wanted about Kawlins that
night. They further informed mo that
there was 'to be one of the prcttiuut ,
lynching bees in town that night that
had overtaken place.
Three men had come to Kawlins ten
weeksbefore. and had taken the town by
storm. They had made their headquar
ters at a tavern almost opposite the
hotel , and had levied a tax on every ( me
who entered. Anybody who objected to '
paying or standing treat was beaten.and
wlien resistance was shown pistols were
used. Ten men had received their death
wounds from these three men. and the
town had determined to set an example
to all such characters by hanging the
three without further ceremony. It. was
not easy , however , to accomplish this , as
they were intrenched in tlie barroom
and refused to come out or to allow any
one to cuter. It had been determined
to dislodge them that night , in spite of
all resistance , and I was invited to take
part in the affair. The three men were
named Joseph Chambers , Jack Willis
and Wat Simmons , and were desperate
outlaws with large sums upon their
Just at dark the citizens at Kawlins
prepared for battle. The attacking par
ties were divided into two forces. One
approached the point of atta-k from the
rear , while the larger number marched
up to the front. All the citi/cns wore
handkerchiefs over , their faces. I was
with the main body of attackers , or
rather behind it. We were brought tea
a sudden halt by a rifle shot from one
of the windows of the bcscigcd house ,
and one of our leaders fell. Every
means was tried to dislodge the three
men. but to no purpose. Every time
the slightest advances were made their
rilles rang out , and .some one on our
side dropped. At last a small man
slipped u ) ) in the shadow of the adja
cent buildings , and threw a lighted can
of kerosene under the building. Soon it
began to burn , but fetill the men wo-ltl
not come out. At "last the house was
enveloped in flames , and the three
men were obliged to make a rush for
their lives. They were half blinded
by the heat and smoke of the
burning : so they wore quickly captured.
Then till the citizens of Rawlins , not
excepting the women and children ,
formed in line and marched quietly
down to the cattle pens , where an old
dead tree stood , which had served sev
eral times as a gallows. A rope had
been brought along , and it was quickly
thrown over a branch , and everything
was ready for the hanging. It was at
llrnt intended to dispose of all three at
the same time , but there was not
enough rope , so it was decided to ha > g
one at a time. Jack Willis was the
first to bo strung up ; his end was
hastened b.y a dozen bullets , Which
were fired into his body while it was
still writhing. Wat Simmons was then
disposed of. and them came the turn of
Joseph Chamberstho leader of the gang.
Just as ho was led under the tree ho
made n sign that ho had something
to say. The gag was removed from his
mouth and ho said : "If you will take
this rope from round my neck and
slightly loosen these bonds , I will tell
you men something that will interest
you nil. " There scorned no danger with
so many on guard , so his request was
complied with. When his fetters wcuo
loosened he rose , stretched himself , and
began his speech ; "You are a set of
d villains , " ho yelled and you can
all go to h . " Ho knocked down the
two men nearest to him and made a dash
for the sago brush on the open prairie.
All the horses were loft outside the bar
room when the desperadoes were cap
tured. Some few men , howeverdashed
into the sage after Chambers , which
made it impossible for the men undei
the tree to use their guns lest they hit
some of the pursuers' . After an hour's ue-
less chase the hunt was given up foi
At daylight thenextmorning u ranch
man retie into Kawlins and electrified
the town by sayiiig he had seen Cham
bers near Fort Fred Steed , sixteen
miles below. Ho said ho had just lin-
ished his break fast , after spending the
night in a small hotise on the bank oi
the Platte river , when a hatlcss man
whom he recognized as Chambers , came
in and doinandcd''sholtcr. The ranch
man suspected _ Hint something was
wrong from the man's manner , and at
once started for Kawlins to give the
alarm. Thirty men immediately sad
dled their hor&es and started in pursiii' '
of the man they had vowed to hang. As
they approached the hut u man appearec
in the door with a Winchester rille ii
his hand. Without a word ho
opened fire on the advancing
pitrty. Two men dropped from theii
saddles , and ai the rest of the party
put spur * to their horses and ( ln het
toward the hut , Chambers , who hut'
done the shpoting , rushed down the hil
and plunged into the Pluttu. There
had been heavy rains , and the river
was a torrent , which made it seem im
possible that a man Could reach the
other slda nlivu. All the hur-oimm ,
however , drew up along the bahk and
waited with guns in readiness to shoot
. , Chambers , should he by any chance got
aeros > They waited for half an hour ,
and as there.Was no sight of him lluiy
returned to' lUiwlins. That afternoon
the t other two deperadoes were hurled
ta what i * known an murderer. * ' row ,
and beside , tlie graves was placed a
board to tho' of ' '
. , memory 'Joseph
Chambers , drowned in the Platte while
escaping capture. "
Two years after leaving Hawlin ? I
hanccd to be in Abiline. Tex , A man
passed me on thes-trcct one day whose
face was strangely familiar. I turned
to my companion and asked who it was.
"That , ' ' he said. "Is .loo Chambort * . one
of our most respected cltlyons. " ' Sud
denly the scene of the lynching at Haw-
ling came back to me : and I knew that
the last time I had seen that man he
was standing under a tree with a rope
around his neck. I told my friend the
fctory. and he evidently doubted my san
ity , if not my veracity. Ho told mo
that Chambers came to Abilene
when the town was lirst
started. Ho invested money in
town lots and made a fortune. He was
a promoter of schools and churches.and
was talked of for the next mayor. That
night 1 was at my hotel when a tall
man with a slouch hat wandered in. Ho
looked round and then came straight to
me. "Are you the man. " he said , "who
has been telling n yarn about Joe
Chambers being lynched ? ' '
I acknowledged that T wa .
"Well. ' ' he replied , "Joe told me to
tell yon that he'd shoot you on sight if
you were in town to-morrow. " ' Two
hours later I was taking a night ride
across the prairie4 * .
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul" R'y ,
The Best Route from Omaha anil Council
- = = THE EAST = = -
TWO TRAINS UAHY I1ETWKKN OMA11A AND
Chicago , . AND Milwaukee ,
St. Paul , Minneapolis , Crdnr Rnpld-i ,
Hock Island , Frerporl , Itockford ,
Clinton , Duhitquc , DaKnport ,
Elgin , Madison , JnaesUlle ,
Iklat ! , Wnonn , Ln Crossc ,
Anil nil oilier Important points East , Northeast and
For through ticket * roll on tlm ticket agentnt Kill
fnrnnm street , in I'nium Hotel , orut Unlun I'aiinc
llillman Sleepers nml the flne t Dinlnp Turn In the
world are run < m the main line of the thlrnco , Mil
waukee k Pt. I'mit UHllwiir. lind very attention H
paid to passengers by courteous employe * ot tlio
It. MII.I.KII. General Manager.
J. K. TUCICKH. A < l tiintUencrnl Mnnaccr.
A. V. II. CAUl'KNTKIt , General I'atsenger anil
Gicn l KAFFOHD , Assistant Goceral I'Mienger
and Ticket Audit.
J. T. CJ.A1IK , General Superintendent.
THE RAILWAY TIME TABLFS ,
] > pt\\con ( "ouncil lllnffs nml Allirlulit
In tuUlltloii to tliu stations inontloiu'il , trains
stop lit Twentieth and Twcnty-tourth stieets
ami at thu Siiininit In Omulm.
llroad- I'l mis- Omuhu S life- Stook Al-
way. ft-r. Depot. ley. Yards. brleht.
AMT ! A.M. A.M. A.M. A M7 A.M ?
5:45 : 5:51 : ( iOU :
(1:10 ( : :17 : (1:37 ( :
7tr- : 7:40 :
10:4ri : 11:30 :
11:4.- : ) 11 : K P.M. I'.M. I'.M. I'.M.
I'.M. I'.M. 18:0.- : ,
1:18 : liiw ilbu
1:45 : 2-1 : rw : :
2:52 4:0j : 4:18 : 4:2 : : ! 4ilU :
l:0i ) : fi:18 : lli)0 : )
0:45 : 7:05 : 7:12 : 7:25 : 7i0 : !
7:4'i : ii : 8:2. : } HW : !
0:45 : 1U:18 : loH- ! lU-llO
10:4 : , 10:58 : . 11:45 :
Al Stock yiu'eClinalm Transllronil
bright. Y rds. ly's. depot. fer.
A.M. A. M. A.M. A. M. A. M.
" ' 5:45 : lllU'i
"tilis' C:50 :
7:00 : 7:15 : 7:15 : 7tl : | 7:40 :
7H : ) 7:55 : S:07 :
s-.ra li:07 : ( I:2S :
10:07 : 10:15 : 10:2 :
10W : ) 10:35 : 11:07 : 11:15 : 11:28 :
11 : ffl 11M : ir. . I'.M. IM. . r. M.
p. M. 1' . M _ . 12:07 : I2r : , 12:2S : 12:115 :
18r.o : 1:07 : 1:15 : 1:28 :
lifiTi 2:07 : 2:15 : 8r : ,
2:50 : ; i:07 : '
4:07 : 4il : 4:28 :
4:50 : 4 : . " > 507 ; 5:15 : 5:2H :
r.vi : nH ) 6:07 : * ( i:2H
0:5.1 : 7:07 : 7:14 : 7:88 :
7:55 : H:07 : Sri :
H:5.1 : U:07 : nil.- ! :2 :
9:50 : ! l:55 : 10:1)7 : 10:15 : 10:28 :
10:50 : 11:07 nrll:15 :
11 ; M 11-5U l:09am ! : lvll:30 :
U. S. DEPOSITORY , OMAHA , WEB.
Paid Up Capital , $2BOOOO
Surplus , BO.OOO
H W. YATKR , President.
LLUIS S. HKI.I ) . Vlco-Pvpsldi-nt.
A. K. TIJW.AI.IN , 8d Vke-l'i'ellcnt. (
\V. II. S. HmnikN Cashier
\V. V. JloiiPE , Jens S. COM. INS ,
JLV. . YATLC. LKWIS 8. KKED ,
THE IRON BANK.
Cor. 18th "nil Karnum St * .
A Cicneral lliinliiug llutJlieba
Dealer in Agricultural Implements , Wagons ,
CarrlM" and Buitlr * . Jimri Strrrt. netnr en Mb ami
Mb , Omaha , NrbrxVa.
A ricnltiiralIinpleinent8faeon , ) Can1aEe !
tc. WlioleMle. Omaha , Nebraska.
PARLIN , ORE'NDORP A
. W7iol sa' tv > aler * In
Ajncnltnral Implements , Wagons & Buggies
JWI.Wl.nftan.lW.JonM Strcst , Omaha.
p. p. "MAST & co. ,
Mannfacturers of Bnctoye Drills. Seeders ,
Caltlralnrs , Itaj llake . Ci.ler Mills anil Luhan Pul'
f erliers. Cur. lllh and Nlcbclas Streets.
Wl N ON A IMPLEMENT CO
Aaiicnltural Implements , Waps SBiiggta
_ Corner Hth anil N'lcholai streets.
A. HOSPE , Jr. ,
Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs.
U1.1 Douilas Street , Omaha , Nebraska ,
Boots and Shoe * .
W. V. MORSE & CO. ,
Jobbers of Boots and Shoes ,
till Fmrnam St. , Omaha , Neb. Mannfacturr , SaaMtf
KIRKENDALL , JONES & CO. ,
( Successor ! to Heeil , Jones A Co. )
Wholesale Mannfactnrers of Boots and Sboes
Agents tor tluilon Robber FhovCo. 1102,11041101
llnrner St.Omaha , > 'elira ka.
CgffqM , ploo8 , Eto.
CLARKE COFFEE CO. .
Omaha Coffee anil Spice Mills.
Teas , Coffees Spices , Baking Powder ,
Flatortng Kitracts. Launilrr Hlue , Inks , Ktc. KII-llU
llarney HtrMt , Omalia , NuLrnnkn.
Aiicnt for the Manufacturers and Importers of
Crockery , Glassware , Lamps , Chimneys.
Ktc. omco.2178.13lh frt. Omaha , Nebraska. '
Commission and Storage.
D. A. HURLEY.
Commission and Jobbing ,
Better. Kxgi nmt 1'rnduce. ronklmuuenln unlldlRd.
IKadquurtrrs for Ktonowurp , llcrrr Hmn and
Grape Huatel . UH Durtijie 8t..Oninh .
" mHDELL Si RIDDELL ,
Storage and Commission Mercliants.
BptcUllli'S llnttvr , Rfgi. Oher e , l-uultrr. Cum * ,
r9Rto.Eto. lllSoutti Kill Street.
WIEDEMAN STCO. .
Produce Commission Merchants ,
.llutter , Ultmr , Krulti. Kir. 2'Ai'oiilb Ulli SU
Oumha , Nebi ka.
( Successor * to McMinne A Pchrociler. )
Produce Commission and Cold Storage ,
Coal , Coke anct Lime.
' ' '
'O'AI COKE & LfME co. .
Jobbers of Hard and Soft Coal ,
UO South nth Street , Omaha , Nebraska ,
J. J. JOHNSON & CO. ,
Manufacturers of Illinois f bite Lime ,
And hlppi > r of Conl , ( 'olio , Pernclit. I'laati-r , I.l i i ,
Dr ln Mle and Sewpr I'liie. OfBco. I'miKm lioul ,
Karnaru St. , Omaua , Nol > . Telrphciiiii Elt.
NEBRASKA FUEL CO. ,
Shippers of Coal and Cote ,
211 South 13th St. , Omaha , Nab.
& CO. .
Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods and Notions
110 ! and HIMDouglas , Cor. llth St. , Omaha. Neb.
KILPATRICK-KOCH DRV GOODS Co
Importers and Jobbers in Dry Goofls.Notionj
Q nts' Furnishing ( loods.Corner llth and Harn
DEWEY & STONE ,
Wholesale Dealers in Furniture ,
Varuam SUtst , Oroaba , Nebraska.
PAXTON , GALLAGHER * CO. ,
Wholesale Groceries and Provisions ,
706,707,708 and 711 S. lOtb St , Omaha , Nab ,
McCORD. BRADY 4 CO. .
Wholesale Grocers ,
Mtb and L avenworth Streets , Omaha , Nebiatkfc.
D. M. STEELE ft CO. .
Wholesale Grocers ,
Oa. 1WI and 1B3 Harnsr Btreet , Omaha. Na .
ALLEN BROS. .
Wholesale Grocers ,
1114and lilt Uamsr Street , Omaha. Neb.
LEE , FFflED A. CO. .
Jobbers of Hardware and Nails ,
H1MBBAUQH * TAYLOR.
Builders' ' Hardware & Scale Repair Shop
Mechanics' Tools and Buffalo Scales. 1KB Douglas st.
Omaha , Nebraska.
RECTOR 4 WILHELMY CO. ,
Wholesale Hardware ,
10th and Ilarne ; fits..Omaha.Neb. ; Western Agenli
for Austin Powder Co. , Jefferson Steel Nallf , K lr-
banks Blandart Scales.
W. J. BROATCH.
Heayy Hardware , Iron and Steel
Springs , Wagon Btork , nardwar * Lumbar , etc. UOB
and Ull tlarney Street , Omaha.
EDNEY 4 GIBBON ,
Wholesale Iron and Steel ,
WMOD and Carriage Wood block , IKarjr Hardware
Btc. IVi ; and ll'i LeaTtuwurtb Bt. , Omaba , Nab.
Hats , cape , Eto.
W. L. PARROTTE 4 CO. ,
Wholesale Hats , Caps and Straw Goods ,
1107 Hsrnor Street , Omaha , Neb.
WILLOW SPRINGS DISTILLERY CO
and ILER 4 CO. ,
Importers& Jobbers of FineWines&Liprs
last India Bitters and Doaestle Liquors. 1112 Ilarnej
OMAHA LUMBER CO. .
All kinds of Building Material at Wholesale
18th BUeet and Union 1'ncinc Track , Omaha.
LOUIS BRADFORD ,
Dealer in Lumber , Lath , Lime , Sash ,
Doors , lo. Tards-Corner ilh and Douglas ; Corner Via
C N. OiB r
Dealer in all Kinds of Lnmber ,
Utb and CallforoU St > , Omaha , Neb.
FRED W. GRAY ,
Lumber Lime Cement Etc Etc
, , , , , ,
CornerCth and Douglas Bts. , Omaha.
T. W. HARVEY LUMBER CO. . "
To Dealers Only ,
Office , H33 Farciu Blrcat , Omaba1
> mri sntqu
Tallinn pn in ujjj olinujnlit nn MlN | JO )
1UII * S IIKluamaD pdsnJo.i uuJViuiuy pan papoilB ]
, ' 3)3 ) 'Jflpni ' 01ES81001
CHAB. R. LEE , .
Dealer in Hardwood Lumber , v
.Woco Carpels and 1'arquet Flooring..Mb. and tXBjl > |
" and MetlontTrf
> . 3IQ and I7 Pouth llth Ulreet.
J. T. ROBINSON NOTION CO. ,
Wholesale Notions and Furnishing
n and 401 South lOtbBtrtt t , Omaha.
VI NY AR SCH NEIDEH , ,
Notions and Gent's ' Furnishing Goods ,
1105 Harper Strut , Omaha.
. . . .
CONSOLIDATED TANK LINE CO *
Wholesale Refined and Lubricating Oils ,
All * flrease , etc. , Omaha , A. M. Bishop , Maaaor.
CARPENTER PAPER CO. , -
Wholesale Paper Dealers ,
Crryanlfe stock of printing , wrapping and wrltlnf
paper. f pedal altenllOB git en to car load uidan. *
WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION.
OMAHA RUBBER CO. ,
Manufacturers and Dealers in Rubber Good ,
Oil Clothing anil l.ealher Pelting. H H Vnrnam Slrael
Fittings , Pu m psJEto.
A.H ? STRANO CO. .
Pumps , Pipes and Engines ,
Fleam , water , railway anil mining supplier , etc.
; ' . ' . ' and l'4 V'arnain yirn'l , Oinahii.
CHURCHILL PUMP CO. ,
Wholesale Pumps , Pipe , Fittings ,
, team nd Water Supnllo' . Ilwidqnarlpn for Mn
tooitACo'sgoods. Ull tarnaiu M.Omaha. '
U.S. WIND ENGlKfE V PUMP CO7. '
Steani and Water Supplies , .
Isllldar Wind Mill ? . ! ) HnndW-nrnniii | St..Omaha.
U. 1' . Hois. AclliiK MauvKcr.
BROWNELL Si. CO. ,
Engines , Boilers and General Machinery ,
frhcct Iron Work , Hteam I'urops. " w Xlllls. 1313-1JII
Learonnorth Mrect , Oinuhit.
I H iL ? STIM M EtT&'cO. ,
Wholesale Farm , Field and Garden Seeds
Oil and 913 Jones St. . Omaha I
Storage , Forwordjng JL Commlsslori
ARMSTRONG. PETTlV& CO. ,
Storage , Forwarding and Commission ,
llrnnoli hou e of the Ilcnni-T Ilucuy Co.
wliolcsalannaretal ) KK.I.llO mid I 'l Iziird I Street ,
alm. Telephone Nu. . .0.
T o n B n dJC I go r s.
WM. A. WO-SOr. & . CO. ,
mporters and Jobbers of Teas & Cigars ,
'likes ' and Unify Bnklnu Powder. U10 and 1415 Han
nej Street , Onmha. i
EAGLE CORNICE WORKS ,
Manufacture Galvanized Iron and Cornice ,
John Knenetcr , I'roprlntnr. VM l > mluv and lOilind 1U
North 10th Hlrnel. Oiiiuha.-
SmokejStacks , Boilers , Eto. j
" " '
H. K. SAWY'ER. i
Manufacturing Dealer in Smoke Stacks ,
Ilrltchlngs , Tanks and ( leneral Holler KepaltlBf. 131)
DodKU Street , Omnha , Neb.
'r ' ' 0 , ? ! ili-
PAXT'ON * VIERLJNG.
Wrought and Cast Iron Building Wort ,
Enulnn. Dnui wort , general founrtrjr , macbli * and
blacktiDltb work , tjtnce and nnrka , U. f. 117. and ,
lilh Blreet , Omata.
OMAHA WIRE i IRON WORKS.
Manufacturers of Wire and Iron Railings
Desk Mill , window Kiiardi. flowrr ulands ,
etc. , ID Nortli 1Mb St , Oioatia.
OMAHA SAFE AND IRO"N WCw9 ?
Man'frs ' of Fire & Burglar Proof Safes I
Vault * , jail work , Iron anil wlrr fencing. Mini , etc. O.
Antlroen , 1'iop'r. Cor. lltli and .luikson bta.
.Mnmiluilurvrn nnil Jubbeis In
Wagons Buggies , Rates , Plows Etc ,
LOI uiii H.I.I ri.tnii'Sts.UIIUH. . Neb.
MEACHER .V LEACH.
General Agents for Dlenold S'nfe ft Lock Co.'i
Vaults and JalMVork , 1115 Karnam Street , Omaha , '
CAN FIE L"D MANUFAc"TURINa CO.
Mannfactnrers of Overalls ,
Jeans 1'ants , Hlilrts , Etc. 1103 and I1UI Douglas Street ,
Omaha , .No'j.
Sash , Do or a , Etc.
M" A . D18 B R O W & c'd.7
Wholesale Manufacturer * ot
Sasti , Doors , Blinds and Mouldings , ,
Drancb once , Uth and Irani Streets , Omaha , * Neb ,
BOHN MANUFACTURING CO. ,
Mannfactnrers of Sasti , Doors , Blinds ,
MouMlnii , Rialr Work and Interior llnnl Wood Ktw
lati. N. R. Corner Bin and l avcnworlli Streets ,
Omaha , Nob.
OMAHA PLANING MILL CO. ,
Mannfactnrers of Mouldings , Sasti , Doors ,
And lllinds. Turntnr , Stair-work Hank and Offlc *
Killings. 20th unit I'opi'lt'ton Avenue.
Lager Beer Brewers ,
1UI North Elghtcunlh Ftrcet , Omatiii , Neb.
c. n. PALME LI. N. r mriiMAV , j n III.ANCIUIU *
PALMER. RICHMAN & CO. ,
Liye Stock Commission Merchants ,
Ofllce-Itoom 2 < , Oipo ll KirliKiii.Ilnllillng , Union
Slock Vaiiti , South Omalm , Neb.
M o C OY
Liye Stock Commission Merchants ,
Market furnlnlir-.l fro on application. Htrx-iers and
fftc < 1ors f urnlfthftd < > J vuoil tornis Itrfprences : Oma
ba National Hank and South Umaha National , Uuloa
Btoik Yardi.eoulli Omaha.
LORIMER , WESTERFIELD & MALEV
Liye Stock Commission ,
Iloom 1& , Uicuaniie Ilulldlnic , Union Stock Yard * .
South Onmha , Nftb.
" " *
HO UN i SHARPED
Commission Dealers in Liye Stock ,
Iloom Zl , KiihanRD Ilulldlng , Union Stock Yll I. A
Omaha. Ilefcrcnci'ii Union N'ut'l Hunk , Onmha.
Union Hlo < k Yar.U Hank , V. Diiinha , I : . 0. llowler
I'rus Am , Hank A'l'ruH Co. , Oumli.v
ALEXANDER" * . FITCH.
Commission Healers in Liye Stock ,
Itoom at oppouto Kirlmiiiio HulMlna , Union. Stock
"i unit. South O/nnhn , Neb.
Of Omaha , Limited ,
Jobn.K. Bor'l , Hut > eruteiidcnt. |
JUDICIOUS AND PERSISTENT
A < lf < ! itlr > lni ; Inn iilwnyg proven
Hiiccc srnl , llcfoio placing imy
Newspaper Atlvei Using consult
LORD & THOMAS ,
U U i Hutfiuia diriil. CHICAGO *
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