Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 26, 1887, Page 5, Image 5
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , DECEMBER ; 2 , 1887 END OFA TOUGH'S ' .CAREEK , Qoorgo Betts Killed nt Lincoln Whllo Resisting Arrest. SHOT BY OFFICER HUDSON How the Capital City People Cole * brntcd Christmas Convicts , Insane nnill'Vlcmllcsq , Olvcn an Hxtra Dinner Other NOWH. frnoM TIII ; nKK.'s MXCOI.X nmiF.AU.I Ocorgo Hotts , u colored tnnu uud wcl known hard character to the officers of tin law , wns shot In the head curly yCHtcrduj morning whllo resisting arrest. Through tin flay yesterday ho laid In tlio imiln corrldoi of tli ( ! city Jtill In a stupid condition , and n EHO : In the afternoon lie died ami the re mains were turned over to the coroner Early Saturday evening Hotts was about tin city unilcr the Influence of liquor. Hdtwcci 8 and 9 o'clock ho entered Waltemadu' . saloon , where ho brewed trouble nt once knocking down nn old gentleman nnmci Hclwlg and assaulting .Wultcmude. Abou 10:30 : ho appeared before the now Hur block on Twelth and O streets , where ox Policeman Collier is employed us watchman Betts had It In for Collier , nnd drew n re volvcr to shoot him. Collier , howovci escaped him , and notified the police , wh went In search of him but did not find him Between 0 and 7 o'clock in tlio morning telephone from the Depot Hotel rcst.iunui stated that Bottu was thcro and Oflleer Peterson nnd Hudson were detailed to ma ! < tbo arrest. Ucachtng the place nnd approuct ing Hotts , Ofllcer Hudson ordered him t throw up tils hands. Holts' rcsK > nso wait reach for his gun in his hip pocket , -wlic Hudson tired , the ball otrlkin Betts Just below the left cy ( felling him to the floor. The wounded inn was convoyed nt once to the station and Di Bcachlcy culled , who probed for the ball , heavy ono from n fourty-four caliber rove vor. But after probing three or four Inelit In his head the doctor fulled to discover th whereabouts of the missel mid nbundonc finding it. Hotts. as ho lay in the corridor ( the jail through the day in a comutoso coiul tion. wns u frightful spectacle , the woun swelling rapidly. No possible blnmo can I attached to the oftlccr. who knew the charm tcr nt the man and thu necessity of cortai .work in securing him. Hotts has a crlmim history that covers almost the entire tlni ulnco no came to Lincoln , nnd before cotnin hero ho served n term in the Missouri stat penitentiary. Ho was In the pen hero for year , and was n refractory charge , mnrvu ously escaping being shot by ono of th guards. Some three months 'slnco hu cam for n term In jail nnd had not boon out twolv hours until ho mudo u haul on some clathiii ) . Ofllcer Mitehcll had n hurd struggle in ui resting him then , and had to shoot at him t capture him. For tills ho served about thro months In jail and has been out about awcel When they searched his clothes after carrj ing him to jnll they found an ivory-bundle thirty-two cnlibcr revolver in the | > ocUot thn ho was reaching for when shot. IIo hud i In cash and a watch , although ho hud nothin when ho left jail. The coroner will hold u inquest over the remains to-day. CIIIIISTMAHAT Tl IK CAPITA I. Christmas day was evidently n prosporon ono in Lincoln. Crowds tilled the struct until u very late hour Saturday evening , un the trade of the day was Immense. A nun ber of firms in the city pronounce ) the holldn trade this year the greatest in the history c the city , Churah services were hold in th different churches yesterday appropriate t the day and were largely attended. At St. Theresa Cntholio church Fat he Kennedy was assisted by Bishop Honucun and the services , commencing at midnigl nnd continuing through the day. were vcr Impressive. The music was n special fcntui of the day und was of un exceptional big oraor. At the First Congregational church Hoi Lewis Gregory , the pastor , preached n semen mon appropriate to the day to a larg audience. Thu imislo was of especial meri With Mrs. P. V. M. Uuymond ns organist nn a double quartette numbering the followin woll-known singers : Mrs. Weber , Mr Dow , Mrs. Uuymond , Miss Churchill , Messr Kostordy , Cumcron , Churchill und llurmo Rov. O. A. Williams addressed a very larj OUdienco nt the services of the First IJupti ; church at mm lie's opera house , and tt other churches in the city were largely a tended. To-day will bo observed in the city as tl Jegal holiday and the postofllco wi observe only holiday nnd Sunday hour The banks will close for the day. Tlio counl Oftlccswith tlio exception of thoJudgu'softU' will bo closed , and the stuto house will ah observe the day ns a holiday. To-night We Lincoln people will enjoy the fruits of Christinas tree , nnd Kust Lincoln will hay Christmas doings ut Grace M. E. church. Inrgu number of business firms roineiubert their employes with appropriate gifts. Tl carrier boys of the Stuto Journal und Hi were remembered , ami ono of the novul rcco nitlons of tlio day was mndo by M. L. Trcstu Who presented ouch family that had locuti on his addition with a turkey for their Chris mas dinner. At the penitentiary no special observan was made beyond n Christmas talk in tl morning and an extra dinner to the eonvicl In which turkey played n prominent part , i the homo for the friendless the eighty litl folks were nil mudouc < iunintcd witli the du and at the hospital for the insane a spec ; dinner was served to ttie inmates. A i.Aiini : DOCKET. The supreme court docket for the tot commencing January 8 is n largo ono , the being UOUcaius on the printed docket. ( those cases , us is usunl , the second distr ! lends in tlio number appealed und the till district js second ou the list. The number coses by districts are : First district , ' . Bocond , 4 \ third , 85 ; fourth , US ; fifth , 1 sixth , 15 ; seventh , S3 ; eighth. 'J7 ; nlnt 11 ; tnnth , 18 ; eleventh , lit. and twelfth , ' . making the total from all districts ' , ' ( ,0 ; the call of the puses two weeks nro given the docket for cases , from the first , seco and third districts , ono wcok for the fourl two weeks for the llflh , ono week for t eizth , ono week-each for the seventh , cl and ninth , ono wcok for both the tenth a eleventh districts , and ono week for t twelfth. The linul wcok of the term , us i tored on the docket , is-tho week commend April 10. Commencing with the now year , Judge I B. Heoso advances tothoposLot chief Justii Judgu Mnxwoll , ro-olecU'd , having romplot his term as chief Justice , nnd entering up his now six years' term as associate Justii The rules of Iho count uro printed in full the docket. CllUIST.MVS AHHKSTS. About' 4 o'clock Christinas evening t police raided the raneho of the notorlo character known us " 1C. C. Ann" and look her up in thocity Hastilo , where Mho made 1 miserable through tuo day. Tlio | > eli court records short that two men. nam Fred Meyer nnd Charley Roberts , wt found nt her place and n charge rest nguuist them for frequenting a house of famo. Three lodgers , who gave their mm ns Joseph ICuufTman , Thatims llealoy n James Rivers , were furnished lodging for t night , and thu half dozen inniutcs of the J Bcrvliib'out their term of commitment li ample opportunity for rnilcction upon th worthlfssuc-ss ns they won : the day away the outer corridor. llcv. William * . ' Atnictlnn. The funeral of the child of Uev. Jo Williams , which died Saturday , has be postponed until Tuesday morning ut o'clocd. A socoiul child was not expected eurvlvo last night , nnd tticro boinj ? no hoi of recovery it is the intention lo btirv I little ones sldo by side. Lelaiul hotel , Chicago. A LONELY VETERAN. The Ijiist'or iho Houston Spy Coi San Frrihdsco Chronicle : There is bo seen almost every day in the viol ity of Second street ? Hiking his cusl nniry wnlU , tv nmn whohaaucoii more the touted Held than porltups nny oth now living in the fitnto and who li had un eventful ouruor such iu full * Mio lot ol few. , His hair is almost whl It and his figure is bent with the weight of his moro thnn thrco score years , out his montiil faculties * remain us keen 'nnd tilort as over. C. Or D. Kelly Is the sole survivor of Sum Houston's famotif spy company In the Texas war of 1835 , a veteran of 1840 and a charter inombui of the nloneor Poclety. It was ho whc carried the tidings of the massacre al Almo In IKiO to Now Orleans , ant ] thence to Now Yorlc , after encounter ing dilllculties as great as thoio whieli have made the names of some of out latter day war correspondents famous , Dut Mr. Kelly is a modest man ami hardly realizes the fact that ho has done anything out of the way. A Chronicle reporter was introduced to him yesterday at the Montgomery hotel , with whom ho conversed for i short time on the incidents of the vet- oran'rt early career. .Mr. Kelly wiu born In Mayo , Ireland , in May , 1802 , and is now in his olghty-slxth year. "You will recollect when Wntnrlot was fought , " said the reporter , after t few introductory remarks. "Perfectly well. I was living will my parents in Liverpool at the time During the night I was wakened by tin noise and shouting in the streets Everybody was wild with excitement ' ; > ands paraded , bonfires were lighted nnd fuslladcs sent off in every direction Yes , it was a great night. I came t < this country soon after and served m ; limo with a Quaker carpenter in Ncv York. From there I wont to Now Or cans , and when the revolution brokoou n Texas in 181151 volunteered for service oincd the Mobile Grays and wont ti , ho front. One day a scout cami nlo the camp from Colonel Crockett U procure assistance. I was one of tin thirty boys who jumped in with Moss loy Maker's regiment lo go to the res cue. Wo got to the headquarters a ( Jony.alos , when thcro was another cal made for volunteers to prebs on t Travis , Howie , and Crockett's bo leag'tircd army at San Antonio. Twenty live of us jumped out of the ranks a once , headed by that prince of scouts ' Deaf Smith. Wo got to San Leon al right , but there the Mexicans sightei us. Though we were outnumbered b twenty to one , wo showed light , bii were forced to retire three times ii succession. Wo remained in the wood waiting anxiously for the sound of ou cannon nt Alamo ; but not a sound wn heard ; the fort .had fallen the nigh before. Only Captain Dickinson's wir and child escaped. They were sent t the settlement with a proclamation tha all who would bo friendly to the consti tution of 21 would be well treated. Wi mot her anu thu child in a sad plight poor woman , near the fort , and it wa from her that wo learned the news c the ma.ssacro. The flr&t thing to b done was to got the news tohcadqjai tors , and Captain Snoll , Lioutonnn Wood and mys > elf undertook the task I bought three | horses from a Portugese and wo started olT. Wo were HUI' ' rounded by the enemy on every side wo had no provisions , and Inastrang country. "I can toll you , " said Mr. Kelley , a ho mused on the -moving incidents c half a century ago. "I fool a cold shivo running down my back oven now as think of that ride from San Antonio t Now Orleans. It took us about a wcoi nnd an account of the marvelous cs capes wo had would fill a newspaper My companions were almost dead wit ! fatigue , but I did not fool so bad , as way used to hardships .all my life , EO left them on the road and hurried 01 to the Picayune ofllco with the news and from there took the first packet t New York , and I was the lirst man t carry the tidings to the editors of th Now York papers. "I started back at once to join m regiment and revenge the cold-bloode masbacro of our fellows. And wo did i thoroughly under Sam Houston's com mand , who was ono of the best ani bravest men that over handled a sword Houston , ox-Govornor Pcaso , Judg Waller and I celebrated the battle t Snn Jacinto in 1880. Houston died year or so ago , nnd I am now the enl survivor of the Houston Spy compan of the Texas Rangers. "Did you take any part in the war c May "Of course I did. Do you think thn when I fought in ' 30 I would stay awa in 'Wt No , sir , I wns among the first t answer to the call , though unfortunate ly I did not son much of the fight , was wounded in u guerilla skirmish be fore Vera Cruz and was sent to the hos pital , but before my wounds was drosso the regiment was olf. Major Daniel gave mo a wagon and I drove to the cit of Mexico to join my company and re turned with it to Texas. "t came to California in the earl part -lilalong with Colouol Hayes one of the heroes of ' 40. Wo had a liar time of it crossing , the plains and w thought wo were never to see th Golden Gate. Wo loft our mules an baggage on the road and had to make great part of the distance on foot , I ca tell you when wo got hero wo wcr moro dead thnn alive , but the gold fovr caught us and wo soon revived. " "Of course you would not remain theme t homo during the civil war , Mr. Kelly ? "Well , I did take a hand in the jol I was back in Texas , in Harris count' when it broke out and I assisted to pi up and pack the two steamboats tin captured the Harriet Lano. with Si prisoners. That was the last of my cj ploits on the warpath , and T returned t this , city , where I intend to spend : n remaining.days. " MrKelly , Considering his great nf > aud the hardships incidental to a lit such rts his is remarkably vigorous. H has never had a day's sickness , unlei from wounds , and his memory is o : cullent. His eyesight is somewhat in paired and he has all the pioneers scorn for spectacles. IIo still , hov ever , takes an attractive interest i politics nnd sois forth his opinions in manner that brooks no opposition an with u brogue as rich and rare i though ho had just stepnod from Erin idle. CREAM BAKING ItAsuprrioroxcclleDc * prov a la mllllont < homes tor moro than a qunrtorot ncmunry. Unsiulby the United stutea ( Jovcrmmnu. K : tlor Hl by tbo lirmUof thn umat nnlvvrMUiv < theStroiiKest. Kurenl < i Most Ilonlthdil. 1) I'rli-e'K the only Hiking i'o\vil r thnt il e * m contain Ammoi.la. Mine or Alum. Sold enl * j r n < i. liniCKllAKi.su I'ownriiCo. , NewVoric. CnlwRoH - "M.oul THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELER , Items of Interest to tbo Mon ou the Road. AN OLD 'TIMER IN NEBRASKA , Proctor Knntt on the Drummer A. Good Suggestion Ho Hanked Him Htnnll Orders Omalm'H Sun day Guests Samples. An Old Timer. "I made my first trip through Nebraska in 1872 , " said n drummer to a BED repre sentative. "I was traveling for a. Chicago house nnd had the whole state for my terri tory. I could cover It cnslly in those days , too. The Union Pacific wns completed to Cheyenne. Omahn wns n rustling young city of 120,000 or so , Lincoln n promising bantling of 2,500 nnd Hastings unthotight of. Pretty ncnrly the whole South Pintle conn- try was n wilderness , too lonesome to howl. 1 supjKiso I might just ns well have owned n dozen or two counties now If I'd hnd n lick of scnso then ; but then I would have grown haughty and dyspeptic probably and might not bo enjoying life half so well ns I am to-day. I remember n year or two nfler thnt first trip a friend of mine bought n lot on upper Fur- nam street for KOO nnd I laughed at him fern n sucker. Ho sold It u whllo ago for $ IS,000. I used to drive from Omaha to Lincoln by way of Fremont , Walioo and Ashland. Wo thought then that if Lincoln got n railroad Miu might make a pretty good town in time. Columbus and Grand Island were struggling villages. Sidney was a holy terror , though. Tough ? well , I should say. It was the out fitting point for the Black Hills mid when a wagon train of those freighters got In from the Hills the way they made things jingle wns n caution. Why , even nftor I had been going thcro for a number of years , one morn ing the landlord called mo out on the porch before the hotel to show mo n couple of fel lows dangling from n telegraph pole. Saloons and daneo houses 1 The woods were literally full of them. Ono particularly disreputable ono was kept by u man named Joe Lane , about ns Impervious n gentleman , I suppose , ns wns ever turned loose. Ho went from Sidney to some place in Idaho , and after a year of his society the Inhabitants passed him over thu range with their compliments that is , they lynched him. Lane ran a saloon and daucehousc ina build ing made of rough boards , n story nnd a half high nnd about a hundred feet long. The windows up stairs were aslngle pane of glass stuck in the wall of the house. That old shanty was the nest of perhaps the most abandoned batch of humanity , male nnd fe male , that ever got together. I was soiling cigars nnd I had made a dozen trips to Sidney Ijeforo it over occurred to mo to try to sell to Lane. Ono day a customer of mine asked mo why I didn't go down and sell Jo Lnnc some goods. I told him the climate was toe severe I wns afraid half a dozen or so bullet holes through me might lot in too .much raw wind. 'You como over with mo , ' ho said , 'and I'll gunrnnteo you will sell him n good bill ol goods. Hardly nuybody tries to sell him , nnd you can get whatever price you nro a mind to. ' Well , finally I went over nnd sure enough I did sell him a big bill. Cigars that I was selling for $ IT > I put up nt $70 mid so on. The house refused to ship the goods. The prices I had put on staggered them. 1 wrote them that Mr. Lane was sure to skip the country or bo lynched some night , and as in either event they would lese whatever he owed them nt the tlrao , I had thought best to create a little sinking fund as we went along by getting the price of two bills in everyone. They concluded to tnko the chnnccs and shipped the goods. I sold Lane for a long time after that and the house made a nice thing on his trade , as I always got the snme prices. I always managed to go down to his place in the day time , generally in the fore noon , when things were quiet nnd the chances for bringing awny a whole skin wore nluch better than at night when things were in full blast. Ono day Lane said to me , 'Charleywhy don't you como down some night to a dnnco ? I tell you wo nave nice times here. * I told him frankly that I hnd never been educated up to a proper ap preciation of the peculiar style of Joviality in vogue thcro ; that I was unused to having my attention distracted by being shot at while dancing , and so might not behave in n manner to do credit to him as my host. Lnnc laid ono arm affectionately over my shoulders , ho was at his low-water mark of insobriety , too and declared 'Tho first cuss who dares to annoy you In my house will get his blamed hide so full of load it won't ' hold bran. ' I ap preciated his kindness , but felt obliged to decline the invitation nevertheless. " "But things have changed since- then , " the drummcrcontinucdreflectively. "Soon nftei the B. < fc M. was built and the South Plattc country opcnod up. I worked the B. & M , out to Hastings then. From Hastings 1 would drive to Ked Cloud and through the Republican valley. Yes , sir , things nro dlf fcrcnt now. Then n man could work up c solid trade. 1'vo had many a customer whc would wait a week , maybe , for mo , or sent his order in to the house , rather buy of an other house. Now n merchant usually buys of the first man that comes along nnd has what he wants. " Proctor Knott on the Drummer. Hon. Proctor Knott , ox-governor of Ken tucky , at a recent gathering of the traveling men nt Louisville showed his appreciation ol the craft by the following : "But commer cial tourists , travelers , evangelists or drum mers call them what you will I like the cr.ift. I have met them many a tlrao nnd ofl during my wanderings the last twenty years nnd have always found them a genial , whole .souled set of follows'as well as intelligent , energetic , honorable business men. In fact I have been with them so much I know then by their backs. Do you see that fellow curlct up on the car-scat there , sound asleep , un mindful of the roar of the train , the yell 01 the brnkcmau , or the ingress .or egress o : the passengers ( He's a drummer. H < rode forty miles last night througl wind nnd rain and mud to make his point nnd ho made it. That dobonnairo young mar who is helping that poor , tired-looking Indy with her numberless bundles and her sicl baby , he's n drummer , too. And the bright jovial-faced youngster who is rising to give that venerable old gontleinan his seat , is i drummer also , and so are those four follow ! nt the rear end of the car who uro amusing each other and everybody around them will their Hashes of wit nnd humorous stories They are all drummers , the closest observer ! nnd the most entertaining narrators o curious and interesting facts in the world It has been one of the leading characteristic ! of the commercial traveler from Sinbad the Sailor the great prototype of the profcssioi down to my Jovial and esteemed friend Joseph Mulhation , who , in that respect a least , is snid to bn far more gifted than thi Illustrious father of his country. " An Important Notice. The board National of directors of the Trnv elers Protective association has issued the fol lowing Important notice to the members o the organization : At the St. Louis convention resolution were adopted npiminting a committee to tot mulato a plan of accident insurance and present sent the same to the nntionnl board of dl rectors nt their December meeting. Uufor seen circumstances positively prevented tin meeting of this special committee , cousc qucntly no plan was presented to your board but in view of the overwhelming vote in Hi favor at the nntionnl convention , nnd thi universal demand from all parts of tin country since that meeting , your board ha : deemed it imperative to take inunodlati notion. Before a charter can bo secured for nn ne cldcnt association under the laws of Illinois , i paid-up cnpltnl of M.OOO must bo stiown , nm all Its officers must bo citizens of the stale ol Illinois. Owing to the Impossibility of the Traveler Protective association to comply with sue ! requirements under its present organizalion your board has entered Into contract will certain capitalists of the state of Illinois who will advance the necessary capital to or gunlzo nn accident nssocintlon under the laws of the stnlo of Illinois and In iho later C-sts of the Travelers Protective association. At least ono member of your Natioun Bord of Directors shall bo elected to the directory of the Insurance association , one your nall-iial secretary to bo their secretary The insurance department will sham tht offices of the Travelers' Protective tion , nnd shall pay for t\m same one-half of the running excuses , Including ono-huU. of the secretary's salary , clerk hire , rent nnd all Incidental expenses. ' The general plan of this Insurance associa tion'shall bo similar to thnUof other .Urst-cluss accident associations. asVho enclosed appli cation will show , nnd its benefits the same. All members of the Traveler's Protective association In good slanging will receive. Upon application , an accident policy for WXW ( nud $ i ) weekly Indemnity free of admission fee. fee.All members in arrears shall receive n like policy frco of admission foe upon making ap plication and paying their Travelers' Pro tective association dues. Any person eligible to membership , nnd who ahnll mnko application and bo accepted by the Travelers' Protective association at any future time , shnll receive a like policy free of admission fee. Any person not n member of the Travelers Protective association desiring to take n IKillcy m the Insurance department can do so ujmn payment of W admission fee. Your board of directors feel thnt the Interests of the Traveler's Protective asso ciation nro fully protected by contracts en tered Into nnd on file In this office , and which every member is Invited nnd urged to In spect , nnd that they cannot too strongly rec ommend and dc-mnnd the cordial support of every member having the good of our asso ciation nt heart. ' Members In good standing nro urged to mnko Immediate application for their policy. A tangible benefit is now offered to every member of this association in good standing ; let those whoso duos are still unpaid at once forward the amount to the national secretary and treasurer , and bo in position to receive this and other Important benefitn which we have reason to believe will bo attained In the near future , A Tool Olllclul. Philadelphia Ledger : The comptroller of the state of Texas must bo a democrat , and , ns such , ought to know a little more about the constitution nnd state rights than to re sist n decision of the federal courts declaring a law taxing drummers unconstitutional. Ho has directed county ofliclals , it is saidto enforce the law until it is repealed by the legislature or "until congress by express en actment denies the right of the state to Im pose such taxes. " That Is an absurd position on its faco. If congressional action should bo founded upon constitutional limitations it would bo unnecessary ; If not so founded It would bo inoperative and of no effect. The comptroller of Texas had better bo guided by the federal court , at least until ho has had time to read gay the first chapter lu our constitutional history. Omaha's Sunday Cnests. There wns a very small representation of the commercial travelers' fraternity nt the hotels yesterday , the boys nil who could , going to their homes to pass Christmas. Those , however , who were forced to put In the day in Omaha were grandly cared for at the hotels , where luxurious meals were served. The arrivals at the Millard were : Ben Kohn , Newark ; G. E. Morrison , Chicago ; Fred W. Taylor , Baltimore ; H. I. Mantz , Chicago : G. L. Coon , Philadelphia ; .Tohn M. Comstock , Chicago ; H. P. Miles , Boston ; G. C. Perkins. Boston ; II. U. Seymour , Chicago cage ; J. J. Lukcn , Chicago1 ; Walter Collyer , Now York ; II. Loyscr , Milwaukee ; Charles Bridge , Albany ; A. M. Kcll&gg , Now York ; Ben Kinstciu , Chicago : Thomas W. Johnson , Peoria ; W. O. Everett , Milwaukee ; James Uaffcrty , St. Louis ; B. C. Clark , New York ; J. H. Parsons , Binghamton ; F. C. Fisher , Chicago ; Andrew Thompson. New York ; C. W. Batcll. Now York : E. P. Esties , Now York ; A. S. Truesdalo , Syracuse. The arrivals at the other hotels were : C. B. Chase , Chicago ; C. E. Hood , Now York ; S. H. Kohn , Chicago ; J. E. Stewart , New ark , N. Y. ; A. Acherson , Now York.J. ; L. Mandell , St. Louis ; A. , F , . Holdcn , St. Louis ; Win. Dlekson , Now York ; M. Sa linger , Now York ; W. B. Wcntworth , Now York ; J. E. Kreybill , Kansas City ; J. D. Kiploy , Now York ; J. SM Davison , Now York ; S. P. Pollock , Philadelphia ; J. T. Wertz , Boston ; H. L. Terr-ill , Now York ; G. M. Scott , Salt Lake ; A. Martin , Denver ; S. M. Watson , Chicago'A. ; Ballcnberg , Chicago ; W. H. Axtatcr , Rochester ; W. Merrill. Now York ; C. ' W. Manning , Bos ton ; H. M. VanDuescn , Westfleld ; G. H. Hurnoy , DesMoines ; W. H. Gilbert. Colum bus ; D. Talbut , Camden , Mo. ; J. W. Grace , Baltimore ; T. B. Muaady , New York. A. Good Suggestion. To the Editor of the BEE : There is quito a largo number of traveling salesmen who make Omalm their home. It has been csti mated that 300 is not too largo a number to mention iw living in this city. As yet there is no local organizntion of thcso salesmen in this city. In other towns of importance traveling salesmen are organizing , nnd the result is beneficial in more ways than ono. During the holidays many of the Omaha representatives will be in the city mid I sug gest that they spend an hour or two of their time in taking steps towards the organization of a local post. A meeting held in the parlors of the Millard some day the coming week might result in a permanent organization of this kind. I am sure if some ono takes the initiative and makes a start ho will find hearty co-oi > oration ou the part of the sales men of this city. TIUVELUII. Ho Hniikcd Him. Detroit Free Press : As a train was ready to leave the Central depot the other day a drummer who occupied two seats , or had prepared - pared to , loft the car to say good-bye to some ono. When ho returned ho found his luggage on the wood-box nnd a strange man In pos session of the seats. "What does this thls'or meanl" ho de manded , as ho drew himself up aud took in the situation. "Drummer , ain't you ? " queried the other. "Yes , sir. " "Drummer on $1,200 a yearl" "That's my salary , sir ; but what has that got to do with this case } " "A great deal , sir. I'm a lightning rod man on 11.500. " And ho calmly crossed his feet and un folded his newspaper , while the drummer sighed , gathered up his things and went into the next car. Small Orders. In October a St. Paul firm who employed a number of traveling salesmen determined to cnconomlzo , nnd discharged two of their men. Ono of thcso was on the road nt the time , nnd the house wired him to bring in his trunks ns they had no further use for him after November 1. The salesman responded that his contract expired January 1 , and that when dismissed without cause ho would in sist on full pay to that date. In the same communication ho reported , the collection of several hundred dollars which ho would ro- mlt from n certain paint. When the drum mer arrived nt that point Mo found awaiting him a letter from the hoftso reiterating the instructions and thier determination that ho should cease operation , in their niimo. The traveler retained the money collected , re turned homo after finishing His territory and demanded a just settlement' ' from his house. Ho was threatened with nrrest nnd every effart used to get him to yield. Ho was ob durate , however , nnd the house mndo settle ment with him , paying him the full amount demanded. The inaugural mooting of the Kentucky branch of the N. T. P. A Waft'held in Louis ville , Kentucky , Tuesday , December 20. The nffalr was an enjoynblo ono. Five hundred traveling salesmen from nil partsof the south were present , and 120 new members were received. President O. P. Pindoll of the N. P. T. A. delivered nn nddress which is chur- ncterlscd by nil who listened to It as ono ol the best over delivered on a similar occasion. The St. Louis post of the Travellers' Pro- tcctlvo association held an adjourned meeting Wednesday afternoon. About forty commer cial tourists were present. The meeting was hold for the purpose of receiving the report of n committee npiwintcd nt the last meeting to obtain the money left over from the enter- tiiiiiment of the travellers last summer. The committee appointed reported that the mono/ , amounting to $ .W2 , had been paid over to them by the entertainment committee. The executive committee stated that they would be ready to reiwrt on the club room in twu weeks. It Is said that the room will bo estab lished In connection with the Western Com mercial Travellers' association. llemombcred at His Wedding. C. W. , Wright , the popular day clerk of tha Pacific hotel , Grand Island , was married In that city on Christmas eve to Miss Jesslo F. Hedges , The traveling men , with whom Mr. Wright I * a'grcat favorite , mndo the happy couple spine very valuable presents. < Samples. Mr. H. J. Miner , of this city , has accepted n iKsltlon as traveling salesman with Vlne- ynrd & Schneider , dealers In wholesale notions anil gents' furnishing goods , and will represent the firm's Interests In Colorado. Mr. Miner Is n gentleman of experience , nnd will doubtless bo successful In his now field of notion. In the next Issue the Br.n will resume the publication of biographies of the traveling salesmen of this city and state. This very Interesting feature was tcmHU4nrlly | suspended on account of the difficulty in securing the necessary Information , duo In a great measure to the extreme modesty of the members of the craft. The entire list will receive attention , nud lu order to bo correct nnd render mistakes Impossible it will bo well If those Interested will send to this de partment nt their curliest convenience the dnta for these sketches. Among the gentlemanly knights of the grip who have journeyed from this city none liuvo been more successful than L. P. , C. W. mid.W. . . D. Pruyn. For the past four or flvo years thcso energetic commercial tourists have carried the banner of the Mound City Paint nnd Color company Into every city nnd hamlet from the Mississippi to the Hooky mountains. And it is safe to Hay that where the Pruyn Bros , cou'd not place nn order none other need apply. Two of the brothers L. P. and C. W. , have given up the road nnd nro now engnucd In other occu pations in which their usunl suc cess attends them. Mr. W. D. Pruyn , the youngest brother , is now the only ono upon the commercial highway. W. D. Is n bright young man aud holds up the high reputation of the brothers , scoring u now success on each recurring trip. Mr. Pruyn's territory Is Nebraska , Colorado and southern Dakota. A MODERN ENOCH ARDEN. An Absent Husband's Return and Us Startling Discovery. A special dispatch to the St. LouU Globo-DomocrtU from Philtulolphhi says : Anthony Sohuylcr , of the Arlington hotel , Bat in the snug little pnrlor of his hoittcrly tliia afternoon nnd told nn Enoch Arden storv , in which three of his neighbors were the principal cluvr- uctors. Arlington is a little village over in Jursoy on the Morris & Essex railroad. Landlord Schuylor'n story dealt with the adventures of Thomas Harkins , who formerly occupied a farm on the buck roads , tibout half way ho- twoon Arlington and Caristadt. The farm was used for dairy purposes. His household consisted of his wife and his hired man , James Callen. Ono day in the early part of last spring , Ilarkins came homo from New York and his wife called his attention to the fact that the water was beginning to rise on the meadow. Having some grass stacked at a point near the edge of the river , ho concluded to go out nnd BOO if ho could secure it in case of a Hood. Ho got into a boat some distance below his destination and rowed up the river. Ho did not return that night. When morning came and the day were on , and .still no tidings of him reached his wife , she became , greatly alarmed. During the night the water in the river had risen rapidly , and Iho mead ows were covered with several feet of water. In the afternoon a thorough search was made along the river by several of the neigh bors in boats. The search was kept up with vigor until a late hour in the afternoon , twhcn ono of the Bbarchors ciiino across a boat wedged be tween the piles of ho bridge of the Greenwood , Lake road that crosses the llackensack. On examining the boat it was found to contain Harkins' coat. This discovery confirmed the fears of the searchers that the occupant of the bo.it had been drowned. The search for Harkins' body was kept up for some time without avail. Meanwnilc Gallon took charge of the dairy and ran the farm as usual. Ho had known Mrs. Harkins in Ireland before she married Harkins. Six weeks ago the supposed widow became - came Mrs. Callen , and about two weeks after the marriage Gallon was taken sick with pnoumania. Two weeks ago , about 11 o'clock at at night , a knock came to the door of Callan's houso. The man who had par tially recovered from his illness , wont down. Whoii ho opened the door ho saw Harkins upon the stoop. The sight wns too much for the weak state of the invalid and his superstitious mind , and Callan foil in the hall in a faint. This brought Mrs. Cullen down stairs , nnd when her eyes rested upon the visitor she uttered a piercing scream and also dropped upon the stairs in a swoon. It was a long time before the man and woman regained conscioifsnofa. When the pair had recovered them selves Harkins was informed of the con dition of affairs amid the tears of his former wife , who believed him dead. For a time Harkins was dazed at the information and remained speechless. Ho could scarcely believe that his wife hnd forgotten him so soon. After hearing - ing the story , and assuring himself that ho was not dreaming , ho turned ab ruptly around and walked away from the house , leaving Mr. and Mrs. Callen in a state of intense bewilderment. "Harkins came to my houso"saidMr. Schuylor , "a week ago last Friday , nnd for two days remained in his room , hav ing his meals faont to him. On the third day ho sent for mo , and I went up to see him. Ho then gave mo the above facts and related to mo a remarkable story of .himself. It appears that , as was at first supposed , on the day that ho had dis appeared , Harkins was caught in the strong current and after endeavoring in vain to got his boat toward land was swept on down the rivor. . By the time ho reached the bridge it was dark. Suddenly he received a bovcro shock from striking the bridge , and from that time had no recollection of what had transpired until ho found himself wandering about the streets of Pitts- burg. All was blank to him. Ho had not the slightest idea of how long ho hnd been away from homo or how ho had reached Pittaburg. Ho was suffering : from a stinging pain in the head. When ho had fully recovered himself , his first thought was of returning homo lie ro- mombercd that ho had friends in pltts- biirg , and at once began to hunt them up. He was successful in finding thorn , and soon had the means with which to return homo , which ho did at once , after being bovcn months away. "His discovery on reaching home , ho said , almost unnerved him , and ho was nt a loss what to do under the c iron in stances. His wife's npnaront forgctful- nos.s hnd been a great shock to him , nnd ho intended to go away and icavo her unmolested. Ilarkins askodmo to go to the house that evening to got faomo papers and other articles for him. when I reached his former homo I found that Callon had died the night boforo. The exposure and shock hnd been too much for his weakened condi tion. Ho wns buried on the following day. On Friday evening Hurkina sent mo for his former wifo. I re turned with her nnd ushered her into Hat-kins' room. They had a long inter view with each other. What passed between them of course I do not Know. On Saturday morning Hnrkins went to Newark , and when ho came buck ho told mo that ho had placed the snlo ol the stock on lib plnco in the hands of a lawyer , and that , it would remain in chtlrgo of the now hired may until sold. IIo aUo btntod that ho had condoned his wife's fickleness , and that they would both goto live on n smiill farm that ho owned in Sullivan county , Now York. They both loft hero for their now homo on Sunday morning. Hnrkina , however - over , expcctft to.return in a short time to wind up his affairs. " . - ' . . AVIint Busied his Trade. Thcro novel * was a mnddor innji in seven states than wns old Jnko Ktiisor the other day. .Tnko Knibor is n wholesale dealer in cigars nnd mnnufncturor of whnt ho culled n superior brand. Ho hnd just consummated n trndo in wbich 10,000 cigars were involved , and the money was about to bo paid when lie hoard a familiar-voice on the outride. Jnko nnd his customer proceeded to the door of the factory mm the follow ing conversation ousncd : "I say , Jnko , hero vas dor cabbages. Dem leaves vas moro bigger nsdor MUIIO sly.o dot you hafo for tree monlhsalroaUv yet. " Old Kaiser wns gesticulating wildly trying to got thocabbngo dealer to stop , but the latter continued : "Holy Moses , Jnko , look mil your cyo on dot bunohos of leaves ; it vlll shmoko shplninded goot. " Jake grow rod nnd his'teoth fairly ground each other , but Iho c. d. would not understand thai ho wns killing Jake's trade. " Yoost took dor lot at dor same prlco you paid der dny behindt yesterday , though dhoy vns moro worth ns two tollnrs. " The customer now began to suspect something , nnd turning to Jnko said ho would call again in the morning. Shortly afterward the cabbage dealer , having thrown off his lend in the barn , went into the ollieo for his pay. Old Jake's anger had now risen to its highest pitch , and when the cabbage dealer had got square in front of him Jnko rose up in his might , placing both hands on the cabbage dealer's shoulders , giving him a violent ghako , exclaimed : "Do louse koph , you vas so shtoopid- ncss like dor tuyfol. On dot nckound I lese mo dot trade , und dor cnbbngo vas a drugstore on der market in my barn. " Catarrhal Dangers. To bo freed from the flnngorsof mitrocntlon whllo lying doun : to brunt he freely , sleep soundly nnd undisturbed ; to rlso re'rieshod , hciul clunr , brain active and fieo from pnln or nclie ; to know Hint no poisonous , putrid matter dellles the bienlh and rots away the delicate machinery or smell , ta to and healing : to feel thnt the H.v. tem docs not , through Its veins and nitvrlea , mirk up the poison thnt Is sine to un dermine anil destroy , Is Indeed a blessing lio- yoncl nil other human enjoyment * . To pure-huso immunity fiom Mich rule should bo the object of alt nflllcted. Hut those who have tried many remedies and physicians despair oicllet or cure. SANFonD's KADICAT. Cilitn meets fivery phase ot Catairli , from a simple liond cold to the most loathsome nnd deatiuctlvn Htuxa * . It la local nnd constitutional. 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