Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 30, 1888)
THE OMAHA. DAILY BEE : MONDAY. JANUARY 29 , 1888. Hi
BESEICED BY SAVAGES.
The Gallant Defense of a Party of
Whites Against Sioux.
BLOODY REMINISCENCES OF 1962.
A Family In n Slono Honsr Explos
ions ThM Crciilril lluvoc Among
the IlpdnkliiB llcscucd
Now York Sun : Qn the morning o
August 18,1802 , , ns I WIIB currying a l vll
of milk from the cow yiird to tho.house ,
on the fnrm of Willliun Miller , sovon-
tcen inilcH from New Ulm , Minn. , I saw
n , covered wugon coming across the
tirairio ns fust ns two horses could pull
it. I hiindcd thu ) ) iill Into the house ,
culled to Miller mid hit ) wife , mid by
the tlmo wo wcro out doors the wiigon
had stopped nt the gate. It wns n
vehicle belonging to a man tunned
Baundors , living tibout nine miles uvvny ,
and ho and his family wcro inside. Wo
liad not yet reached the gate when ho
"Ply for your lives ; the Indians are
on the warpath I"
Ho would have driven off with that ,
but one of his horses fell down in the
harness from exhaustion. There was
Saundcrs , his wife , and four children ,
aud I never saw people so broken up.
It was fully ten minutes before we could
get their story in a shape to understand
it. The Sioux rebellion , which many
pioneers had predicted , had broken out
tit last. For the past three months wo
had noMceel'n change in the demeanor of
the Indians , bomo of them called at the
house almost daily. They had become
impudent aud thretoning , and many
of the older bottlers were be
coming alarmed. Some would have
given up their farms , but there
were a few smart Alecks who rode about
the country wiying there was no danger ,
and that there were enough soldiers in
the forts in the east to thrush all the
Indians in the whole west. These men
were , as wo afterward found out , inter
ested in the t-alo of real estate , and of
course they did not want any sensa
tional reports sent oii > it. But for the
civil war then raging there would have
been no uprising of the Indians. Uncle
Sam had his hands full in Uc : south ,
and hundreds of our young men had
enlisted to fight the confederate * .
Saundcrs had rect-ived Witiinng at
daylight from a bottler on horaoback ,
whoso whole family had been butch
ered. Ho was a teamster , and his wagon
then contained a part of a load of stores
which ho was hauling out to a store
keeper in a now settlement. He had
unloaded some of the stutY and Hung in
household good-s and proviaions. and
had driven at such a pace as to exhaust
one of his horses. Miller and his wife
wore ( lOrmaiyw , cool and phleg
matic. Their all was invested right
thero.Vliilo they knew that
trouble was at hand , they did not
want to abandon everything at a mere
alarm. Wo had three horses in the
stable , and Sauudors begged hard for
one to take the place of his exhausted
beast. Ho wns bound and determined
to get on , oven if ho had to go on foot ,
and Miller consented to let the horsogo.
While ho wds being harnessed in Sauu
dors asked us to throw out some of the
merchandise and lighten the vehicle.
We took out four kegs of jxjwdcr , about
one hundred pounds of lead , fifty-pounds
of shot , three double-barrelled shot
guns , and some groceries , and the horse
was no booner in the traces than Siiun-
dor.-i drove off at a gallop.
"Well , what shall wo doV" asked Mrs.
Miller , as wo stood looking after the
"Stan and fight , " replied the hus
I was then a boy of sixteen and had
been with the Millers over a year.
There was never a day but that seine ol
the Sioux came along and in many in
stances they hue eaten of our foul. Mil
ler did not question the uprising , but he
did not think : that it was as serious
matter as it turned out to bo , and willi
true Dutch grit ho proposed to slick ,
Wo wont into breakfast , ate as heart
ily i\s \ usual and when wo were througl :
my employer said :
' 'Now , wo will get ready for the In
As we went out doors wo saw three
columns of smoke in dilTercnt directions
showing that the murderous redskins
wore at work. Miller had KiO acres o :
land , almost every acres as level ns i
floor. Wo hnd just finished building t
milk house over a spring , abut three
hundred feet from the house. Arouni
the spring was about two aeres of broker
ground , underlaid with' rook , and \vt
hnd blasted out sufliciont of this to hn
up the walls of the milk house. Millei
was a stonemason l4y trade.and his worl
had boon well done. ' The IIOUMS wui
pretty largo , being 18x24 inside the
walls , and the walls were perhaps a Coo
think.1 Thu roof had been planked tine
thun'sodded , and the door was of heav. )
plank. The place would make a capita
fort , and while-1 wns carrying Into ii
suoli things as Mrs. Miller directed , the
husband used a crowbar to make loop
holes in thu walls. In the course of ai
hour ho drove live or six , and then lie
bored two in the door with a big auger
Wo carried in all the provisions it :
the house , followed by the clothing line
and the bedding. While wo worked we
kept our eyes open for sight of Indians
but it was 11 o'clock before wo saw then
coming. They were not more than t
milo away when wo retired te > our for
and barricaded the door. All thu liv <
stock had been turned loose and drivei
away , while the fowls wore Hying nbou
on the prairie. There wns very little
left in thu house , and the worst the ;
could do was to burn it. When \\o shu
ourselves I missed two of the kegs o
powder , but to my query as to what hat
become of them Miller made no reply
except bv a laugh. Ho hnd been work
ing by himself nil the forenoon , diggiuj
holes and running trenches , but I hat
been too busy to notice just what ho wa
Thord'wcro thirty-two mounted In
dlnns in thu band which enmo-up , am
among them they had live fresh scalps
Everyone ono had plunder of tome ser
from the settlors' cabins , and "two o
three appeared much the worse for li
quor. They had probably seen us cute
the milk house , for they rode right ute
to the cabin without fear. Wo coul
see them very plainly , and among th
gang wo pickcel xip several who hai
often boon supplictl with food and am
munition. There wore yells of rag
from those who dismounted and eiitere
the house to find it stripped , but pre *
cntly u council was hold in the ono bl
room. After a few minutes an India
appeared around the corner of th
house with a white rag tied to a sticl *
pd whvil ho hiul yj I it ii igw time
ho called Out that ho wanted ' 'talk.
Miller shouted to him to come on , nn
lie advanced to within fifty feet of th
fort before he stopped and called out :
"All come out. Indians no hut
"Is there war ? " shouted Miller.
, "No war 110 war. Young BIO gc
drunk nnd fldo nround , but no wnr.
IndltuiB nil llkoThitchman. "
Vlf you like us , then go away , nnd
leave us ulonol" shouted f llor. "
"Will you como out ? "
' 'Then wo burn house nnd kill nil
The I ndi mi H wcro too anxious to get
at their bloody work to waste much tlnRj
In parleying. The messenger was no
sooner under shelter than the gang be
gan to howl and whoop , nnd
while Bomo opened flro on
us from the windows , others
made p'roparations for n bonllrc.
In about ten minutes the house was on
fire , and the Indians crowded together
on the far side. It was u log bonce , and
the rexif fell In before the , sides were
hardly abla/.c. The slight wind blow
the sinoko nnd sparks directly over us ,
so that we could not sco five feet. The
Indians continued to yell and daneo for
a lime , but suddenly there was a ter
rific explosion and a dozen screams of
terror. 1 was looking into the Miioko
cloud , which now and then lifted for an
instant , and I saw the burning logs of
the house scattered to the four winds
by the explosion. Miller knew the reds
would set the building on lire , and he
had placed ono of the kegs of powder
where it would do the most goou. Wo
counted five warriors killed or disabled' '
by the explosion , and Miller killed two
otlwrs before the crowdgotoutof range.
The house was the best shelter from
which to worry us , and they had lost by
The strength of our fort could bo seen
nt a glance. The Indians wcro wise
enough not to attempt a rush , and the
whole party were also impatient to push
on to other scenes. Six or eight more
arrived teen after the explosion , nnd
presently we saw them making ready to
move off. A general volley was llrcd at
us , the war whoop was sounded , and the
brief siege was raised. It was half an
hour bcTforo wo ventured outand not an
Indian was < in sight. We could , however -
over , see tall columns of black smeko
whichever way wo. looked , and it was
plain that the whole section was in the
hands of the Indians. Wo could not at
first make out why they liad loft us , but
Miller soon concluded that they know
what they wore about. Wo had no
means of escape left to us. The savages
were on every side , and if wo attempted
to leave the neighborhood wo should
fall into the hands of some of them. It
was quite safe to leave us there while
they pushed on to butcher the defence
An hour after dinner wovcro joined
by three young men who had been hid
ing , dodging and traveling since the
evening before , and who had come a dis
tance of twenty miles. They were
bachelor homesteaders and all had ri-
llos , revolvers and plenty of ammuni
tion. It was a welcome addition to our
parly , for wo now felt that we would
have to Maud a siege. Mrs. Miller
brought out the pots and kettles , and
c'ookod dinner on the tire iitf the open
air. and after it was over sJho began to
prepare food for the siege. Pork was
boiled , Hour stirred into cukes , collce
made and put into jugs , and before night
she had food enough to last a tlo/.en men
n week. Meanwhile the rest of us had
not been idle ) . Some largo posts were
sunk in the earth before tlie eloor , leav
ing space enough for only one person to
como at us at a time that way. Four more
loopholes wore made in the walls , and
then the planking of the roof was loop-
holed by means of the augur in at le > a t
twenty places. I now saw what Miller
had been * up to the day before. He
had put in no less than three powder
mines in the vicinity , running a .slow
match to each emo. The only cover the
Indians could have in the neighborhood
was in the rear of the fort , where we
had mined the rock. Wo had loft a big
hole , which was a natural ride pit , anil
our loopholes did not command it. They
would bo sure to occupy this place , and
the men prepared a torpedo holding fif
teen pounds of powder , and hid it under
the rocks and dirt on the brink of the
pit. A trench was then dug to and un
der the wall of the milk house , and by
means of boards a train of powder was
laid. When the earth had been filled
in again no ono could have told it had
Wo were as rcndy ns wo could bo at 0
o'clock , but the sun was just going down
when wo saw the Indians approaching.
By that time more than . ' 1,000 settlers
liael boon butchered or driven from
their homes , and the war which was to
sweep over an extent of country 120U
miles long and sixty broad , and alarm
" > ( ) ,000 settlers , had opened in all its
licivoncss. The band whie.li now approached
preached numbered only sixteen war
riors , and as soon as they saw oui1
strength they fired a few shots at long
ran go and passed on to the east. At
dark wo entered the fort , arranged the
goods ind provisions to give us all the
room possible , and by and by turned in
to sleep while ono man was left on
watch. This was Miller. He was to
watch until midnight , and then call one
of the young men , but at 11 o'clock he
ejuietly aroused the garrison nnd whis
pered'tho news that a large number of
of Indians had arrived. Wo wore
scarcely awake before being made aware
that our fort was being closely in
spected by epics. When wo had
carefully pulled the plugs from the loop
holes wo could sco and hoar thorn mov
ing about in largo numbers. By and by
wo heard a number of them on the roof.
Then were probably investigating tc
see how to burn us out. At a signal
from Miller wo took up our guns , care
fully poked the imr///.les through the
loopholes in the planks and at another
signal all fired. We kilfod or wounded
two Indians by the volley , and the oth
ers hastily copartcd. Half an hem
later two e > r three of the reds crept uj
to the barricade in fronlof our door witli
arms full of light wood and started a
lire. Too posts were only half seasoned
andiill that aftornooii I kept them wet
with water. They charred a little under -
, dor the Hume but-the fire would not
take hold. From the number of Indian !
wo sco , and to judge by the yells o
those imtof sightour enemiesnumbcret
at least fifty. After trying us with lire
they drew olt te > wait for daylight , anil
the the most of thomprobably went to
When daylight came our enemies wore
ro-cnforcod by a band of twelve , ant
those now comers brought with their
two bottlers' teams and wagons ane
throe prisoners. Two of the prisoners ,
a man and woman , were killed boor
after coming up. I know the man. Hi
lived about oignt miles away , and hue ;
frequently .ralli'd at our hou&o. Tin
third prisoner was a settler none of u :
know. About an hour after daylight
the Indians sent him forward with i
white Hag to iloniand our surrender
llocamo up within thirty feet of oui
barricade , and then halted and teild us
what ho had boon commanded to do. A
dozen or moro Indians had their rilles
on him , ready to shoot in case ho at
tempted to play them false. Ho was i
bigf jMwerful fellow , and I never suv
buch grief and anxiety in a humiu
countenance. Irr a voice loud enoiigl
for the Indians to hoar , ho demandei
our surrender , but in whispers lit
warned us Hot to , ns every on <
of us would bo butchered. Miller
lor replied to him from a loop
hole , telling him to go back to the In
dians and ask thuir best terms. Whet
ho returned ho was to come as olotio a >
possible , and at a signal ho was tt
3t buriug forward , aud thu door would b <
pen for him. Ho was a pretty cool
ellow , in spite of all his sufferings. Ho
eturiled to the Indians , consulted for a
ew minutes , mid when ho came back to
is he approached within twenty-five
cot before they shouted to him to halt ,
rhon ho told us that we would bo per-
nitted to take one of the teams mid
cave the country : that the Indians all
oved us ; that all they wanted was their
and. Wo had our guns ready to cover
ihn , and .iw him draw a long breath
ust before the signal came. As Miller
ittercil a whistle one of the mon pulled
open the door , and nt the same instant
he stranger made a spring for shelter ,
t was a veritable spring for life. Thu
ndinns fired at him , but too late , and
10 pitched In among us without a
Thou begnn a siege which lusted nine
lavu , and in which over forty Indians
were killed or wounded. They gath
ered in "the quarry , as oxpceUcd. and
ilillor exploded the torpedo and killed
our and badly wounded a do/en. They
ried every possible way to burn us out ,
and on one of these occasions , while
hey were congregating together , Miller
sprang another of his mines and killed
several of them. Five or six times they
displayed a flag of truce and sought to
: oax or threaten us into surrender , but
Uillor was wise enough to refuse to
trust them. From first to last they fired
ibout four thouMineUbullots at our fort ,
over a hundred of which lodged in the
leer , but none of us were wounded. The
> esieging force never numbered less
; hnn thirty-live , and ono day the num-
jor was over one hundred. On the
ninth day troops came and drove the
llends off , mm jt was only then wo
learned of the widespread devastation.
Not a house or barn had been loft
standing for miles and miles in any di
rection. Crops had boon destroyed ,
stock shot down , and settlers butchered
or driven oil all over a great section
of the state. We had been the only
ones outsideof the towns to make a
light , and by our standing a siege wo
kept a largo force of the savages from
going against the settlers.
Jlcnel t'io Dentil Hoi I
Which the bills of mortality of any
largo city may bo fitly designated , and
you will find that renal and vcsical mal
adies , that is to say , those that atlect
the kidneys or blad'dcr , have a remark
able prominence we. had almost said
preponderance. Bright's disease and
diabetes in the chronic stage are rarely
cured , and gravel , catarrh of the blad
der and enuresis slay many. Yet at the
outset , when the trouble , merely
amounts to inactivity of t-ho organs involved -
volved , the danger may bo nullified by
that pleasant renal tonic aud diuretic ,
Hosteller's Stomach Bitters , which im
parts the requisite amount of tone to
the organs , without over-exciting them ,
and the use of which is convenient , and
involves no elaborate preparation.
Dyspepsia , a usual concomitant of renal
complaints , and elobility , which they
invariably produce , are remedied by it.
So also are constipation , malarial , rheu
matic and nervous ailments.
JImv to Stop Drinking.
New York Graphic : "Let mo have
two powders , thirty grains each , bromide
pottasnium , and one-sixth of a grain
morphine , " said a man in an uptown
Broadway eirug store on Tuesday after
The powders were promptly made up
mid handed to the customer. As he } left
the store the cleric said to a reporter ,
guess who ho is ? "
"Well. yes. he is a doctor inasmuch
as , with hundreds of others , ho doctors
himself at this time regularly eve y
year for the same disease , and knows
better how to prescribe for himself than
the family physician. Ho is an annual
swcarer-ofT from whisky , and his disease
is dipsomania. This is the third season
ho has been iii'hero at the beginning of
the now year.
"What does ho take th drug for ? "
"To help him over thoTIrst few days
of his abstinence. When a man has
been drinking regularly and stops olT
suddenly , ho must have something to
make him sleep at night. The combi
nation of bromide with a little morphine
is excellent , and , unlike chloral hydrate
there is no danger whore the heart is
allected. Very few drinkers have sound
hearts , and it is a datigerousdrugwhero
there is heart trouble. Chloral only
acts by being changed to chloraform in
the bl'ooil. Everyone knows how dan
gerous chloroform is where the heart ss
"Is not valerian used in recovering
from a spree :
' It is gone greatly out of fashion , and
is seldom asked lor. It steadies the
nerves nil right , but it is bad for both
the head and stomach. It has the merit
however , of acting quickly. It is good
enough for young men who only go on a
tear once'in three or four months and
make a night of it ; but when a man has
been steadily drieking for ten or twelve
years , then he hael better let it alone
when swearing off. It will do him more
harm than good. "
"The bromide , after all , " continued
the drug clork. after ho had sor\od
some customers , "is man's main de
pendence in getting rid of the nervous
feeling which follows a drunk , as well
as D. T. itself. It is better for a man to
leave out morphine ami take his pun
ishment in a sleepless night. If ho gets
into taking morphine in any shape the
habit is likely to grow upon him , es-
Siecially if ho gets to taking it hypo-
"Now , I would advise a man who
wants to swear off and docs not want to
back-slide , to start in the minute he
gets over his nervousness and build un
Ills stomach with a good tonic of bark
and iron. Ho should live much ns n
prize lighter in training' fora little
while , avoiding made dishes and going
in for a beefsteak and mutton chops. In
a little while he will , if a.young man ,
suffer nothing , and feel that swearing
off is no hardship. It is different t
though when a man has been drinking
for years. "
"How is that ? "
"Why , you see , ho has set up nn alco
holic craving in his system , and when
ho swears off from "everything and
struggles along bravely for a few weeks
and thinks ho is all right and rejoice ;
in his now-found manhood , some day he
gets the smell of whisky , or finds him
self in a bar-room , and his disease foi
it Is a disease with him seizes him
again , nnd ho winds up 1888 as ho die ]
KSS7. Such men would do far better II
they only swore off from distilled liquor ;
and allowed themselves a little light
tonic and beer for their stomach's sake ,
A little moral courage would enable
them to keep away from the temptation
of getting drunk on such feeble stium
lauts , and they would accomplish a re
form wonderful for them.
"There is a class of whisky drinkers
with whom the taste for alcohol is he
rcditary. They are to bo pitied. Will :
these \wov \ wretches the taste for Hquoi
is as true a disease a typhoid fever , ant1
should bo so considered. Even thej
sometimes stop. "
"WhonV" queried the reporter.
"When they are dead. "
* . _
A good womnn In Door Isle , Mr. , cro
dieted a baby's sack for a church fair
The saequo was rallied off , and sho'tool-
a share and won. She offered it to the
fair again if they'd give her a chance
She won again. If the fair had kept 01
she would too.
UNDER THE OCM TO EUROPE
Description of the JProposod Pnou-
matio Roll way to London.
A THOUSAND MlLES AN HOUR
The Knrlli'fl Attraction To lie Over- ,
conic by Vclocltyt-Trnvcllni : wlih
the llni > lellty of Thought
vWlthout Ktiowliif ; It.
Now York Telegram : With n view to
learning soinothiiitf ofvtho possibilities
in the Hold of ptieunwtics , a Telegram
reporter culled on Colonel J. II. Price ,
\vho has in consideration u scheme lor u
pneumatic ruilwny to Londoniinder the
"Well , " wild the colonel , "I will try
nnd bo less technical. In the llrst place ,
wo find us 1 will explain later on that
wo can not got as good results from short
lines as from lon lines of railway. Our
tubes will bo in couples , Nyith currents
of air driven through them the current
In one moving in the opposite direction
to the current In the othor. There are
Homo modifications of the original inven
tion , which was to have continuous lines
of woven wire onuireling u cable , ono
thickness after another.
Between the wires wo would use as
phalt packing , jute soaked with asphalt
or tar or anything else that would bo
impervious to air , so as to make it air
and water tight.
"Tho chief point is to make the tube
positively air-tight. The cable would
require to bo enormously largo , aneno
cable has yet been constructed of Lufll-
ciont size , but mills have now ample
facilities for constructing a cable of this
si/e. When Stephenson WHS building
his llrst locomotive the greatest civil
engineer of his time In fcnglund Me-
Pherson , I holiovo , was his iiaino gave
his opinion that in order to sustain the
'hammering blow' of the s'uift which
drove the wheel when it was tit its lower
point before it ciimo to its upward turn
it would require twelve feet of seilid
masonry below it. This blow would bo
about " 1)0 ) tons.
"But Stephenson Imd nindo tests ,
which convinced him that the theory
was wrong , ami the result was the loco
motive of to-day.
'I tun , in this way , figuring thus
far largely on things that have not been
much understood. We Hnd that out
weit and down south they 'run on two
streaks of rust and the right of way. ' It
is safer after all. Records and statis
tics show that life on a locomotive is
freer from accidents than life in a
' 'How would tlfo pas engor fe > ol in
your proposed pneumatic railway'said
the reporter. ,
"He will not be aware of the motion , "
said Colonel Pieivo. i"Thi' car in which
ho is will be comfortable and \voll uphol
stered. The tube lining and car ex
terior would be of polished steel with
corrugated sides"matMiing " with wheels
provided with luiti-friction bearings.
There \\ill be none of the stocks or or
dinary ace'oiiipnniinciits of that kind
which are inseparable ) from \oyage em
a vessel or a journey on u carand there
is a possible spee-d of 1,000 milt's tin
hour. It will require tinier to establish
a current of air' flowing with great
swiftness through a tube perhaps
thousands of mills in ( length , but -when
once created the motion will be uni
form throughout the tube. The spceel
of the current can "be made as great as
desired by using the common steam-
driven fans used in blastfurnaces. Approach
preach to the tube abccking speed after
leaving it can bo done on hall tubes of
the proper length. "
"Would traveling at the rate of 1,000
miles an hour not bo likely to produce
concussion of the brain ? "
"I can easily meet that idea by an
illustration. About the beginning of
the present century a very fafhous doc
tor traveled from London to Edinburgh ,
and if 1 remember rightly the journey
was done in three days and ihreo
nights. A very famous cotitemporary
of his , on hearing of the proposed jour
ney , warned him that the rapidity of
the motion in making the journey in
-that time would necessarily produce
death. Still ho undertook the journey
ami lived. Thus it is that theory has to
be proved by practice. "
" it fact that falling
"But is not a people
ing from a vast height , die from concus
sion of the brain before they reach the
ground ? "
"That is true , but you must remember
that air becomes like a solid body when
anybody is going through it with suf
ficient speed , and it then becomes tv very
tangible , forceful element. In our pneu
matic tube wo have the advantage of
the element to push us. Wo are not
cutting our way through this clement as
a cannon.ball docs. It is the element
that carries us. We are not going
against it. Emerson says if you want a
man or boy to carry your message
quickly , fine\ \ one who is going that di
rection , and.ho will carry your message
cxpeditiously. Electricity is going our
way and carries our messages , and the
air , which Is also going our way , car
ries our passenger and freight. "
The western cyclone forcefully dem
onstrates the power of even unconfincd
air in motion as acarriorof vast weight.
"Wo will harness the cyclone just as
electricity has been harnessed to the
service of man.
"A cyclone which carried away all
iron spans of the Union Pacific Missouri
river bridge gives a very good idea ol
what its power is.
"Tho forcoof cvoloncscannot bo easily
estimated. They have picked up locomo
, tives before now.and hurled them about
like toys. Starting where hugo canyons
cause enormouse eddies , they have in
their travels across level plainsNi gath
ered force that Is almost Irresistible.
Now there is no reason why this cyclone
sheiuld not bo our servant.
"Whilo I said , a i thousand miles an
hour iis a po sblo ! rate of speed , itis only
to indicate whati may be tlono. I know
not whether we/ can attain that rate ol
Bioed | or whether w ? can attain a highei
rtite , and no oue cuiL * > ay until the querf-
on is proved by actual experimunt.
"Hero is another point. The speed
attainable will be'bf such a high rate
that we can overcome to a largo extent
if not entirely , the attraction of gravi
tation on wufght. itlf you ( ire a cannoi
ball , although it has the air to cui
through , as it leaves the mouth of the
cannon , it forms a straighter line thai
the surface of the earth can.
"Our cars will , wo estimate , fly witl
such speed that instead of the tendency
being to have.a tremendous weight 01
our track , us in a locomotive , the toiv
doncy will bo for-tho car to press agains' '
the tube , because the curvature of the
earth's surface will bo greater tha _ " . h <
natural curvature of inc Hue of fllglil o
"fjml this to the best scientists of the
United Stales if it Is not a logical prop
osltlon , and if it is not I would like t <
have jt proved that It was incorrect
By that menus wo tire overcoming tin
greatest obstacles to rapidity. Wo an
Hying , not through the air , but with ii
aa the ilfttboat U borr.0 u Uio bosom o
the Mississippi. Wo must have an
even temperature because there must
be no contraction and expansion.
"Hammoll In the Crystal Palace ,
London , In 1874 , demonstrated the capa
bility of the pneumatic tube carrying
passengers by doing It.
"America , I am sorry to say , Is away
behind Europj in pneumatics. My tube
has attracted more attention on the
otnor side of the water than It him done
here and unless lean elo something here
I will cross the herring pond and try on
the other side.
"Ono great advantage of the pneu
matic railway Is that the right of way
eists nothing. 1 consider that the pros-
nt means of communication Is , in com-
larlson with this , far slower and more
nconvcntcnt than the old stage coach
would bo compared with the fastest
> a oiigor train. And as to cost , after
'iireful ' Investigation of the facts , I see
10 reason why , when everything Is
aken Into account , freight and pus-
engors could not bo sent across to Eng-
antl below the Atlantic by the pneu
matic tube at the ce > st to the carrier of
ot over one per cent of the present
Salvation Oil , the greatest cure of
arth for pain , has made a most bril-
iant debut. Price , 'Jo cts.
Philosophers say that affairs should
Iways be conducted with a view to the
greatest good of the greatest number.
" ) r. Bull's Cough Syrup docs the great-
ist good to the greatest number. 25
A Georgia man has produced a now
ind gentle species of rodent by crossing
white and black rat ? . .
THB CHICAGO AND
Railway Short Line.
n enlr real to toke for liai Mnlnei. Uarlalltown ,
Cedar Hnnlcln , Clinton , Dlxon , Cblcngn. Mllwoukca
nil til points eaat. To the people of Kebrimka , Colorado
rado , Wyoming , Utah , Idaho , Nu da. OrcKon , Wash
ington knd California. it offers superior advantage !
DftpomHle by any other line.
Amonit few of ilio numerous points of Buperloriw
njojred Sy Mie patrons of thl road between Oiuahij
nil ChlraiM , are Its tnn Iralrs a day of DAY COACU-
KS. wblc-b are the finest thnt nnman art and luncnut-
ty can create. Us I'AI.ACK SI.KKI'INU CAIW. which
re models of comfort and Jeganco. Its I'AUIXMl
DUAWlNt : HOOM CAHS. unsurpansed , hy any. and
Its widely fPlPDrated 1'AI.ATIAL D1N1NO CARS. tl ,
equal of which rannot ho found ei owhere. At Coun
cil Illuffs the trains of the Union Tactile Hallway , com
- In union depot with those of the ClilcoBO A
orlhwcttern lly. In Cutcitito the trains of tills Ini *
rnako close connection with those of all other eastern
Ifof Detroit , Columbu' . IndlannpolK Cincinnati ,
Nlnirnrn alls , lluffalo. I'HUaiioi , Timmto. Montreal ,
HoKlou.hicwork , I'htladelpliia , Daltlmore , Wash
ington , and all points In the east , ask for a ticket Tl
If TOO wish the heslacconittiodatlon. All ticket agents
oil tickets vli this line. ,
B.I1UUH1TT. K. P. WILSON ,
Uenl. Manager , eienl. I'ass'r Agent
Chlci ° "
W. M. B ABCOCK. 1 "i , . R. OOU.E9 ,
WMMrn Agent. City Pau'r. Aceok
Omalia , Nobruku.
miO IS rXACQOAllCTKD WITH THB OKOORirHT Or TD1I
cocxiar WILL eax BT HAMIXU.O luis MAI- THAI tni
By reason of Its central position c.oac relation to lines
East of Chlcac" , and contlnJ'Ui lijes at terminal
points West , NorthwtJt and bodtuwost , U the true
middle link In that tramcontlnentM dj-item vrhlch
luTltts aud facilitates travel and traOo between the
Atlantic and Tactile.
The Rock Island main line and branches Include Chi-
cairo. Juliet , Ottawa , LuBnlle , lvorl , Ornesco , Molina
and Hock Island , In Illinois ! Davenport , lluocatlnt ,
Washington. TftlrfUld , Otfjm * , Osk lee a , V\ tit I.lb-
ertjr , Iowa CltyDosMotno' < .lmlanol , Wlntcrset , Atlan
tic , KnoiTllU , Amlubon , lUrUn , Outhrlo Centra and
Cujncll Bluffi , In Iowa : Oallatln , Trenton , St. . .iop.1 ,
Cameron and Kansas City , In Hlisourl ; Leai iworth
and Atchlson , In Kansaa ; Albert Lea , Minneapolis and
St. 1'aul , lllUlnnoiot.il Watertown and Sioux Falls.lv
Dakota , and hundred * of Intermediate cities and towns.
' . 'The Great Rock Island Route"
Guarantees speed , comfort , certainty and safety. Its
permanent war Is distinguished for Its excellence. Its
bridges ere of stone and Iron. Its track Is of solid
has all the safely appliance * thateiperlencohasprjre-l
nsefnl , and for luxurious accommodatlors Is uJ4 ! >
. Its Expreis Trains consist of superior l > ajr
caches , elegant I'ullman ralaco Parlor aad Sleep.ng
Cars , superb Dining Cars , providing delicious meals ,
and ( between Chicago and St. Joseph , Atehlson and
Kansas City ) restful Reclining Chair Can. Itt man-
eenrent 1 * conierratlTO Jts dlsctpllno exaetlnr
"The Famous Albert Lea Rou-e"
Between Chicago and Minneapolis and St. Pa. Is the
favorite. Over this line Solid Vast Express Trains ran
dally to attractlvo retorts for tovrists In Iowa and
Minnesota , and , vlaWatertownandRloux Falls , to the
rich wheat and gracing la nds of Interior Dakota. Via
Bcneea and Kankakee , the Rock Island offers superior
Inducements to travelers between Cincinnati , Indian
apolis , LafayetU and Council Bluffs , Bt. Joseph , Atchl
son , Leavenwo-tfc , Kansas City , Et. Paul , and Interme
diate points. All patrons ( especially ladles and chil
dren ) receive protection , courtesy and kladlf attention ,
for tickets , maps , folders , copies of Western Trail , or
any desired Information , apply to principal onlces In
the United States and Canada , or address , at Chicago ,
* . I. CAIll , I. ST. jgrid , t. A. HOllaOOI ,
ftMts > 1M > u w. AislltallhaHM. tta.tBktrHs.Ati
virtue ot unorder of sale on attachment
BY liy thu Hon. ( ico. W. Shlel < ln , county
JudBB la mid for DoitKliv * county , Nebraska , In
nn action iiendltiK in hiilil county roitit , wherein
Saviio ( Ac ( lieen , a copartnership iloln ? tninlnc H
in the htato of N lirn kn and not Incorporated ,
aie.pliUntillH , ( ind John 8. Tooksbnry it defend-
ant. 1 will on the Mil day of I'ebrnary. A. I ) .
1SHK , at 10 o'clock a. in. at John Mnlvlhlll'M
stable1 , on the \\esthldeof lith streetbetween
J.eavenworth and Jones streetH. In the city of
Omaha , said county , sell at public auction to
the highest bidder for cubh : emi Iron prey liorso
and one black lror e heretofore attauied by mo.
on an order from said comity court in the above
entitled action. WII.MAM Coiiun.v ,
Sheriff of ] inttliis | ronnty , Neb.
Omuha , Nebraska. January'Js * . 1KW.
Notice of Incorporation.
ri O Whom It MHV Coniern : Notice in hereby
X Khun that "Tho llee llulldlnf ; Company'1
han Illcd in the oflice of the county clerk of
DouKln-H county , Nebraska , articles of incorpor
ation. Tliu pilnclpal plaio of tnuimictliiK its
ImhincMi is at Dmaha , in Douglas county and
state of Nehrauka.
Tht ) ueneral nuture of its business is to
aciiulie , own , hold , le.ise , mortK KO. Hell and
comfy real estate , erect buildings nnd Improve.
incuts upon thu bamc , for renting such te.il
' " 'i'lie 'amount of capital stock nnthorizud is
t muuii. ten per cent of which to bo paid at thu
time of biihscribliiK for the same , and the re-
mnlnrterasiequlre-d by thuboird of dlrciTwH.
J ho corporation commenced January I'lth. A.
n. | IH. and will tei initiate the 15th day of Jan-
Tlio hifh'est amount of indebtedness or liabil
ity to hlh Urn corpoiatlon xhall at any tlmu
subject Itself la t o-thiula of the capital stock
The business alTalrs of the corporation are to
be conducted by a board of directors of llvo
members who snail select from their number u
president , necrctary and tieasuter.
KlIWAIII ) ItOSF.WATEIt ,
MAX MCYMI ,
( iio. : II. 'IVbCiiucK ,
Notlco to Contractors.
Pealed proposals will bo received at Hie ofllce
of the county clerk up to 2 o'clock p. in. , of l-'rl-
day , February 10 , INK. for rnnnlns the county
KrualtiK maclilnex for the year I * " * . Tor full
partlcnluri iiuiulrn at county clerk's ollne. A
deposit of one hundred dollars must accompany
each bid as a Ktiaranty of jjooil faith. The tlKhl
Is reserved to reject any and all bids , lly ordt-i
of the Hoard of Commissioner * .
M. n. iiociii : .
County Cleric , IKJun'.us CoNvU. .
CHURCHILL PARKER ,
Dealer in Agricultural Implements , Wagons ,
Carriages and lliiiules. Jciip * Htrcrt , between Vth ami
. liAh , Omaha , Nebraska.
LININ Q E R & M ETC * LF CO. ,
Agriciilfnralliniilements.fagoiis.Carriages . .
llitpgles , Klc. Wliolojuilp. OmMiK , Nctirn. fci\ .
PARLIN , ORENDORF & MARTIN ,
Wholo'nlo IV-iiIrt * In
till , ! W , 1U" > ntnl w ; Joiioo Strvrt , OtniUin.
P. P. MAST& CO. .
Manufacturers of Buckeye Drills , Seeders ,
Culllvntom , liny linker CUIor Mlllx nml l.iitmn I'ul-
vcrltcm. Cor. lull anil Nkh lu Stri-ct .
WINONA IMPLEMENT C oT
\ \ holc'iilo
Agricultural Impleiiieiits , aps&BnE ies
Corner Hlh niul Mcluil
J. P. SEIBERLINO & CO. ,
( AVrun , e > liliU
Harvesting Machinery and Binder Twine ,
W. K. Mt'itil , .MHIIIIKIT. I''iJ l.onveTiwmtli M. , Onmlm
Mniuifiioturt'rii niul Jobbers In
Wagons Buggies , Rakes , Plows Etc ,
for.Hh ! nnd I'lUlllcHtrcoU , Onmlm , Ni'h.
A HOSPE. Jr. ,
Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs ,
1M1 llmiL-lnj Hlrc-ot , tlnnilm. Ni'brn k .
Boots and Shops.
w7v."MORSE Tco. ,
JoDbers of Boots and Slices ,
1411 Knrnnm Ft. , Omnlin , Nob. Manufactory , summer
Stivvt , lloatmt.
KIRKENDALL. JONES & CO. ,
( Mircr'iori to KccO , Jonr A * o )
Wholesale Manufacturers of Boots andSuoes
AucntDfor llo-ton llulibrr ShotCo. . lll . 1104& 111W
llntiK-ySt. , Onialia , rscbraakii.
Book8olTprsand Stationers- .
H. M , & S. W.JONES.
iuccc * ori to A. T. Kvnon V Co. , W lioltiilc It Ilclall
Booksellers and Stationers ,
f'lno Wcditlnu Stntlnncry , Coiunicrilul Stationery.
! ' > ! Douitlni Stri-ut , Onmlm , Nub.
Coffees , Splcoa , Eto. _
CLARKE COFFEE C0.7
Onmlm Colfce nnd Split ) Mill' .
Teas , Coffees , Spices , Baking Powder ,
Iluvurlni : Kxlriit-ln , ljuiiulry llliuInha. . Klc. 1414'
Jtli'i lliiriK-y Mri-i'l , Oumliii , Nehritku.
Crockery and Glassware-
W. L. WRIGHT ,
AKcnt for Hut Miiiiufacturi'M niul Importer * of
Crockery , Glassware , Lamps , Chimneys ,
Klc. Ofil ci' , . ' 117 S. l.llli St. , Onmlm , Nvbrnnkii ,
" " D/A. HURLEY.
Coinmisftioii and Jobbing ,
Uutler. Feet mill 1'roilme. CowlKiitm ntK o1lrlted.
lUMiliiunrU-rt fur Stonowiire , llcrr ) llnxi-i mid
eni'U ; | lluhkctx. 1114 IKiilito St. , Oiunbu.
HlDUbLL & RIUDELL.
Storage and Commission Merchants ,
Fpetltiltlcc Butter , Krt ! * . e'bccpo , I'oultry. eiamu ,
Oyt-U'f , I.Ic. , iu : > . ll.'sniilh Illli stii't t.
WIEDEMAN & COT.
Produce commission Merchants ,
Poultry , Ituttcr. ( Jnmc. Fruit * . Klc ; r.\J outh Hlh
ht. . Ottiiihu , NcbrusL.i.
GEO. SCHROEDER & CO. ,
( IMicccfKorti to McStinmi \ Et lumulcr. )
Produce Commission and Cold Storage ,
Onialia , Nubrtoka.
Coat , Coke andLlnxo- _
" " ' "
OMAHA"COAL. COKE & "UM'E"CC )
Jobbers of Hard and Soft Coal ,
HO South nth Street , Omalm , Nebranka.
J. J. JOHNSON & CO. ,
Manufacturers of Illinois White Lime ,
And ulilpnur * of Conl , e'okc , I'empnt , I'luMi-r , l.lmc ,
Drain Tile , anil Sc-ni-r I'lpp. omn > , 1'nxton Hotel ,
tnniHiii St. , Oinnliti , Neb. Telephone Ml.
NEBRASKA FUEL CO. .
Sliinpers of Coal and Coke ,
SH hiiiii.li 1 .Hi St. . Omalm , Ncli.
Dry Goods and Notions.
' M. E" SMITH & CO. ,
Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods and Notions ,
t ! tiiul 1104 DotiKlux , Cor. lltli Ft. , Omaha. Neb.
Importers and Jobbers in Dry GooflsNotions ,
Cents' Furnl'hlnK ( Inml * . , Corner lltli and HuJner
DEWEY & STONE.
Wholesale Dealers in Furniture ,
l-arnmii Street. Omaha. Ncbr k .
PAXTON"CALLAOHER .V CO. .
Wholesale Groceries and Provisions ,
705 , TU7 , TO ) nnd 711 S. 10th St. , Omaha , Neb.
McCORD , BRADY & CO. ,
Wholesale Grocers ,
nth and J-cnvonwortli Street ! , Omaha , Ncbraika.
D. M. STEELE & CO. ,
Wholesale Grocers ,
1210,1321 uqd 1ZI Hurney Street , Onmlm , Neb.
ALLEN BROS. ,
Wholesale Grocers ,
1114 and 1110 llarney S'lrent , Omalm , Neb.
LEEi FRIED & CO. .
Jobbers of Hardware and Nails ,
Tinware , Sheet Iron , Ktc. AKcnH for 1 time Scales ,
and Miami I'owJer Co. , Omaha , Nub.
' HIMEBAUdH & TAYLOR ,
Builders' ' Hardware and Scale Repair Shop ,
Mechanic * ' Tools nml llulTnlo Htalca. HK1 Uouglai
Street , Omaha , Nphrarfta.
RECTOR. WILHELMY & CO. ,
Wholesale Hardware ,
10th and llarney Bin. , Omaha , Neb. Western Aacnti
for AiiKtln Powder Co. , .IcIU'rvon Steel Nulls ,
Fairbanks Standard Siitlt'H
Heavy Hardware , Iron and Steel ,
, Wairnn St < i"k , Hardware. Lumber , Klc.
nuil 1211 Hartley Stieet , Onmlm.
JAMES A. EDNEY ,
Wholesale Iron 'and Steel ,
Wagon and Currlaco Wood S'lork , Heavy Hardware
fete. IVli and U1J I < eav nnurtli .SI. , umahu , Neb.
OMAHA LUMBER CO. ,
All Kinds of Building Material at Wholesalt
li-lh S'lreet and Union 1'acltlc Track , Omaha.
LOUIS BRADFORD ,
'Dealer in Lumber , Lath , Lime , Sash ,
tf , y fd. ; Pojncr Till and " Douy'ajj Cornel
.Dealer in All Kinds of Lumber ,
13th and California Btrccti , Omaha Nebraika.
FRED w. GRAY ]
Lumber Lime Cement Etc Etc
, , , , , ,
Corner CtUand Uougltibti. , Omaha ,
T.W. HARVEY LUMBER CO. .
To Dealers Only ,
Office. lUttKarnani Street Oman * .
JOHN A7WAKEFIELD ,
Wholesale Lumber Etc ,
Uulney White l.lmc.
CHAS. R. LEE ,
Dealer in Hardwood Lnmber ,
Wood Cari'i-H and Parquet Vloorlmr. tnh and Douflai
_ _ lron Work8.
' w j > vxr
Wronght and Cast Iron Building Wort ,
Kniilnon , lira's Work.tii'ticrnl r'i > n 4rr , Machine and
lllaikimlth Work. ( Mm-ninl \ \ rk , U. 1' lly.
ml Klh Street , OmtBa. *
OMAHA WIRE Ac IRON WORKS ,
Mannfactnrers of Wire and Iron Railings
k ltall , Wliulnw UunrK Mimrr Mnml , Wlro
UK".KitUl North lltli Stroi-t.OninliH.
OMAHA SAFE and IRON WORKS ,
Man'frs ' of Fire & Burglar Proof Safes
'auU'.Jall Work , Iron'and Wirn Ki'nclns , Slum , Kto.
11. Andrven , l'rn : > 'r Cor. lull and JackKon Sl .
; MEACHER .v LEACH ,
Fire and Burglar Proof Safes , Time Lwto
( lenernl ARi'nt * for Dlehold Safe & lAtek Co/a
Vault * and Jail Work , 1115 Karnniu Street , Omaha.
" Hots , Cnps , Eto , _ _
W. L. PARROTTE & CO. ,
Wholesale Hats , Caps and Straw Goods ,
HUT II ariu-y ftrect , Omaha , Nob.
Mllllnory end Notions.
" " " * "
"l. OBERFELDER""c6. ,
mporters & Jobbers in Millinery & Notions
aN.-'IOnml 24.1 South llth Street.
J. T. ROBINSON NOTTorTcoTT
Wholesale Notions and Furnishing Goods
4tt ) anil 4111 Sc utli 10th SI. . Onmlm ,
VINYARD Si SCHNEIDEW ;
Notions and Gent's ' Furnishing Goods ,
IKft Himii'7 Strcpt , Omaha ,
CONSOLIDATED TANK LINE CO. ,
Wholsale Refined and Lubricating Oils ,
A le ( iri-a o. Ktc , enialia. A. 11. lllfhop , Mnnanor.
Wholesale Paper Dealers ,
Carry n nlco dork of rrlntlnit , Wrapplnp and WrltlnR
lapor. Sptelnl uttyntlt > n ttivpn to ar Ina t orders.
" ' ' '
Auxiliary Publishers ,
Dealers In Type. Pn-'wit nnd Printers'Supplier 501
South l.'th street , Omaha.
RiUjbor Goods. !
' ' '
Manufacturers and Dealers in Rubber Goods M
Oil Clothing and Liathcr lleltlng. l ( t Farimiu Klroet , Mm
- Etc. hi
ATI. STRA'NG CO. ,
Pumps , Pipes and Engines ,
CHUHCHILL PUMP CO. ,
Wholesale Pumps , Pipe , Mings ,
Steam nnd Wilier Supplier. Headquarter * for Mast ,
l-oiiatACu'miooda. 1111 Kaninni St.Onmhn.
U. S. WIND ENGINE A ; PUMP CO. ,
Steam and Water Supplies ,
. . . Omaha.
BROWNELL& ( JO. ,
Engines , Boilers and General Machinery ,
Sheet I run Work Slcnm I'limps , HIIW MIX . ICIJ-UIS
Ij'uvcn orlh Stieet , Onmlm.
Wholesale Farm , Field and Garden Seeds
Oil anil ' .HI Join's strii t Onmlm.
Storage , Forwarding & Commission
ARMSTRONG. PETTIS & CO. ,
Storage , Forwarding and Commission ,
Branch liniino of the llonnoy HiiKey Co. IliiL-Klu ai
wuolcsulounilrulHtl , 1M lllditnil 1 Hliaril Sircot ,
Omutiu. Tuluiliuno Ku.'iM.
EAGLE CORNICE WORKS ,
Mannfactnre Galvanized Iron and Cornice ,
John Kpenetor. Prnprlotor. TO1 IKididi ncl Wland IK
North Kltli Mrnrt. Oiimhn.
STORZ & . ILER , , .
Lager Beer Brewers ,
1V1 North Klxtlitccntli Street , Ornaliu. Neb.
CANFIELD MANUFACTURINO CO. ,
Manufacturers of Overalls ,
Jeans TautsShirt' , Ktr. llltinml 11UI l ou lus Street ,
Oumhu , .Nub.
Sash , Doors , Etc.
M. A. DISBROV/ . CO. , , '
Wluilusulu MixmiT.cturers of .
Saso , Doors , Blinds and Monldipgs ,
Urnncli Office , l.'lli anil Itard Btruuti , Onmlm , Nob.
BOHN MANUFACTURING CO. '
Manufacturers of Sasn , Doors , Blinds , '
MoiiUllnKs , Slnlr Work nnd Interior Iliird Wood Flu-
Ian. N. U. Corner Kill ntul l 'nvuliwortli atlt'cH , ,
OMAHA PL'ANNG lyiiLL co , . , '
Manafacturers of Moulding , Sasn , Doors ,
Ai.d Winds , Turning. Ptttlr-work. Hunk im < l Oftlco lit *
tlims. aith nn > l lopilctoii | Avenuu.
Stacks , BollorsEto. _ _
H. K' SAWYER ,
Maiinfaciiiring Doalw in Smoke Stacks ,
Urltclilnif'i TiuiltK iiii l ( Jcncnil Iliilli'r HojiulrlnK. 1J15
o htreut.Oiuuhu , Neb.
I' . H. l-AI.MKIl. X , r. IIICIIMA.V J , II. III.AM'IIAItl ) .
PALMER. RICHMAN & CO. .
Live Stock Commission Merchants ,
OOlcu-Uoom 24 , Onposlla Kiclmnun HiillilliiK , lllilon
( -tcnk Vnnl , Nnitli Uiimlm..SuU.
McCOY B R"O s7 '
Live Stock Coniinission Merchants ,
Market fiirnlMioil free on niiillciitlon. | Mockers nnfl
fcvilcr liinil liiMliii tinoil ti nun. Ite'erem isOiua -
hnNullonnl llnnk unit l-oiitli Omulm .Nutlunui , Uuluu
rWk V , nil , houtli Onmlm.
Live Stock Commission ,
110019 11 , KxclianKO llulldlnir. Union Stock YarJI.
ALEXANDER k FITCH.
Commision Dealers in Live Sock ,
Hoi'iin.S , OpK | | t i KithnnKo Multdliik't Union StOjle
unit , Nnitti Onmha , iS' t .
ONION STOCK Y A R D sco. ,
Of Omaha , Limited ,
Jtiliu y ,
Powered by Open ONI