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THE OMAHA DAILY .FEBRUARY 0. 1888.
A COAT OF TAR AND FEATHERS
HOW thoCitizens of Blaboo Admin
istered tbo Garment.
SAM SMITH'S PUNISHMENT
A Night In n , Wrutcrn Town Mndo
Glorious ) by the InlllcHon of Mer
ited Pain on ft MtHtful Brute A
Dig Job for Two Mcxlcnns.
St. Louis Republican : Bisbco 5s nn
Arizona mining town , situated in Con-
cliiso county , nbout thirty-five miles
from Tombstone , nnd live miles from
the Mexican frontier. In 1879 it wns
ono of the toughest towns in America.
All the lending spirits of Tombstone
visited Bisbeo regularly , and ns it wns
a maxim of the mininir region that
wickedness and prosperity went hand
in hand Bisbco smiled nil over when it
led Tombstone in depravity and ex
travagant excesses. There was prac
tically no Inw in Bisboo at the time.
The people of the town , by nn over
whelming majority , refused to organize
a municipal government , much to the
disgust of a , small nrmy of politicians
who were waiting patiently for an op
portunity to bleed the taxpayers. The
women and children of Bisboo
wcro protected by n chival
rous public sentiment that is
always prominent in western
mining camps under any conditions.
The men had totakocnroof themselves.
The mnn wno was not aoio to tnko care
of his own port-on nnd property had no
business in Bisbce. .Judge Lynch was
frequently invoked. The public senti
ment of the community could not tolcr-
nto clnim jumping or cruelty to women
or children. Man's inhumanity to man ,
man's injustice to man , man's tendency
to take the life of man wantonly wore
seldom called in question. It is a fact ,
however , that there were two classes in
the community and that ono class sel
dom interfered with the other. Proba
bly half the population wero'honcst , in
dustrious , plodding citizens , who would
bo law-abiding if there were any laws to
bo observed , and who did their best to
conform to the rules governing society ,
personally and commercially , in commu-
iiitics where the relations of man to
man wore regulated by Inw. The
other half of Bisbco's populaa
lion wns composed of gamblers , thieves ,
desperadoes , murderers , outlaws ,
outcasts and bimplo loafers. These two
classes compose two different worlds ,
nnd one had little dealings and little
communication of any kind with the
other. The honest , working , community -
nity bargained , competed , strove ,
worked during the day and slept during
the night. What was known as the
sporting portion of the population
fought , killed , gambled , debauched ,
dolled decency ami despised rules , kept
nwako all night and slept the greater
part of the day. The sports preyed on
each other , and seldom bothered the
respectable portion of the population ,
Occasionally bomo reckless desperado
killed a miner , laborer or business man ,
and then Judge Lynch was called to ox-
ercitio hia functions. The respectable
portion of the inhabitants invariably
acted together and the sporting section
was generally divined up into factions ,
The respectable olomnntin consequence
generally had the upper hand. So long
ns the tough element operated in its
own world , but the respected element
never interfered , but as boon ns over
the toughs wont beyond the bounds , the
orderly clement took a hand in the pro
September , 1S7K ! Sam Smith , com
monly known ns Slick , was a faro dealer
nt Dodge's White Elephant saloon.
. 'Slick was run out of Toombstono for
killing a barkeeper at the Bird Cnco
variety theatre , and the very first night
ho reached Bisbco ho killed the
Chinese cook at the Huachuca hotel.
Ho wns a sneaking , cowardly villain ,
who never fought nsquaro light and
never played n square game. Yet ho
was a handsome follow. Ho had nn
oven , regular face , with a complexion
that a society queen would envy , largo ,
lustrous blue eyes , yellow , wavy hair ,
and a set of tooth like1 two rows of shiny
pearls. Ho was cold blooded , treach
erous an'd depraved. Ho lintt no con
science and no feelings of honor , justice
or kindness , nnd in his dealing with
thobO about him only consulted his portion
tion al safety. The rustlers and robbers
nnd spirited gamblers of the region dc-
Bpiscu him , and always took occasion to
lot both him and the rest of the world
know it. The better class of gamblers
at the time always "bucked' ' the game ,
nnd only the "tin-horn'1 operators and
little cut-throats , and these who wcro
dead-broke would consent to. enter the
employ of a boss gambler ns dealer. If
there was a brace game in the town in
which "Slick" resided ho was sure to
be the dealer. In the west in the early
days a man could bo a bad man without
being a moan man. but slick was bad
and thoroughly mean.
Ono evening when Mrs. James Rior
dan returned to her homo from n shop
ping tour she found her 'daughter ,
Kitty , aged twelve , missing. She in
stituted a search , but could not find hor.
She sent word to the Copper Queen
mine where her husband was employed
nnd ho returned homo instantly. The
uciu'oh wns kept up from 4 in the after
noon until midnight , but not a trace of
the missing girl could bo found. Be
tween 12 and 1 at night she returned
homo scarcely able to walk and nearly
speechless. Her story was simple , short
and terrible. She was out on the street
playing with her cat , when n man with
yellow hnir , nnd well drosbcd , cnmo
nlong , took her by the hand , invited her
to walk nround the corner and got some
candies. She wont , nnd tno stranger
led her into a house which ho opened
with a Key , and which was empty when
they entered it. The child was out
raged nnd detained until nftor midnight ,
when her porbocutor loft , nnd she made
her way homo. It is not necessary to
htnto the feelings of the parents and of
the respectable neighbor * . The child
in her father's arms directed the way to
the houso. The door was battered in
and the house wns found tomiutlcbS.
There was a bed in ono room , and a
trunk , and behind the door bevornl
tlclcs of men's wear were hanging. No
body know who occupied the houso.
The neighbors described the man they >
bnw enter nnd leave the house from
time to time , and from the description
Mr. Riordan assumed that ho was inn
gambler or a barkeeper. So in company
with ton or a do > n sturdy minors , ho
begun to make a tour of the gambling
houses and &aloons of the town to oo if
ho could not see the man who answered
the description of the party who occu
pied the promises whore his daughter
was wronged. It was about 6 o'clock inrs
the morning when the party of minors
entered the White Elephant saloon.
Slick wns dealing at n Jfaro table. n.il n.U
soon as Mr. Riordan bnw him ho felt almost
most iiibtinctlvoly that ho was the man
ho wns in quest of. The bttlooii wns
llllod with a drunken , noisy , quarrel
some lot of desperate men and degraded.
women. Riordan approached the table
where Slick presidediind , covering him
with n cocked six-shooter , ordetod him
to throw up his hund-4. Of cottrso there
\Miscxcitnincntutidovery mr.n pulled
his gun. Slick sat behind tho.
table , palo and trembling , His
fnco betrayed his guilt. The
father , in simple , direct language expn
plained to those present his grievance ,
Except the party of miners who accomco
panlcd Rlordnn all in the room were
gamblers , desperadoes , robbers and
murderers. But they were not cowards
nor sneaks , and two-thirds of them had
no sympathy for Slick. Questions and
answers pnssoa and Jack Ringo , the
boss of the cowboys , who was
prcbont , told Riordan to lower
his gun , and that ho would take
charge of Slick. The gaining chocks
were passed in , nnd Slick was ordered
to cash them. Ho did so. Then Ringo
and the cowboys "made the scoundrel
prisoner , and ho was taken to Rlorditn's
house , where Kitty fully identified him.
It was then daylight , and the rcspcctaui
bio portion of the community was getU
ting up. The news of the outrage
flashed through town , and within an
hour , at the suggestion of Ringoa lynch
court was organized.
The tough element of the com
munity , under the leadership of
Jack Ringo , kept Slick a pris
oner , but insisted that the
respectable clement should make the
Judge Lynch's court , in other wordstho
tdughs desired to represent thoj execu
tive while the orderly portion of the
people , were invited to assume the judi
cial functions. And on these lines Slick
wns tried. Ho received nn impartial *
trial. The best men in town were his
jurors. Every witness he called for wns
brought to testify. But there wns
n dead case ngninst him The
little girl identified him. The
doctor who attended him testified
to her injuries. The owner of the house
proved thut ho rented it to the accused ,
nnd nn examination of the contents of
the trunk proved that it wns his propft
orty. Finally a man nnd woman were
found who testified that they saw Slick
lead the little girl into the house the
evening before. There was no doubt of
his guilt , and the jury sentenced him
to bo tarred and feathered and ridden
out of town on a rail.
The execution of the sentence ncccsli
sitated a holiday in Bisbeo. Work in
the mines , smelters and stores ( was susc
ponded. Preparations were made to
make the event memorable in the ant
mils of the town. The saloons put on a
double force of bar-tenders , nnd the
Bisbeo band began to parade the streets
and furnish soul-splitting music soon
after 9 o'clock. Promptly at 11 the eulc
prit was dragged from the White Eloi
phnnt to a vacant lot near the smelter
by Ringo and the cowboys. Ho had to
bo dragged. His knees would not bear
his 1 weight. He was completely "done
up" in anticipation of his punishment ,
The whole town was assembled around
the vacant lot , and in the contpr four o
five i men were attending to a lire under
a pot of boiling tar. A few foot from
the tar pot rested three or four bnbkots
of feathers. There was no ceremony
about i commencing and there was no
hitch 1 in the proceedings. As soon as
the culprit reached the vacant space
near the tar pot , Ringo , who was master -
tor t of ceremonies , ordered him to un-
dress. Ho took off his coat , ve t and
hat 1 , and refused to proceed further ,
Ringo ] nnd another took hold of him ,
and two others polled down his suspenders -
ponders ] , hauled oil his outer and under
shirts , his trousers , drawers , shoos and
stockings i , and Slick stood before the as
sembled i population of Bisbco , dressed
in i a finger ring and a htub of n cigar.
"Lay it on , boys"said Ringo , and im
mediately two men plunged pieces of
boards into the tar pot and hauled
them out reeking with the molten
sinuous extract of pine and laid them
onto the cowardly ruffian's shoulders.
Ho yelled nnd plunged nnd tried to
break away , but ho wns hold by sturdy
arms. The tar wns hot nnd it pierced
his skin. It wns not .hot enough to
blister , but it wns much too hot to bo
comfortable to the naked flesh. In five
minutes ho was daubed all over from
head to foot. The beautiful yellow
locks , of which ho _ wns bo vain , were
closely pressed against the pate under a
cover of tar. His eyes , nostrils nnd
mouth were free , but the rest of him
was covered with n thick covering of
tar. Then the feathers were broutrht
into play , and were thrown on him in
handfuls. They adhered to the tar ,
nnd in a minute ho was a hideous-
looking object. Ho wns completely
covered with feathers of all colors , and
the cowboys did their best to make
the dross as picturesque as pos
sible. The long tail feathers of
the rooster were planted on top of his
head. The stiff wing feathers of the
geese were stuck in his breast , and the
larger feathers of hens wcro arranged
along his logs , so that his extremities
looked stouter than his body. Ho yelled ,
and pleaded piteously all the time , but
had not game enough to curse or defy
his tormentors. When the job was
completed there were demands from the
crowd on the outside of the circle that
ho bo led out where they could see him ,
and' passageways were made for that
purpose. But he could not move. The
tar had dried around his joints and ho
could not bend a limb or lift it. Ho was
as stiff and bolid as a block of wood. In
this condition a stout plank was pro
cured , placed between his legs and ho
was lifted on the shoulders of four men.
A procession wns formed to escort him
out of town. All the people joined. The
Bisbco band led the way , followed by
Ringo and cowboys. Then came Slick
in his now dress , riding on tv rail and
berne on the shoulders of four men , and
following were about 1,800 people , com
prising the entire population ot the
town. The miserable wretch wns taken
about a mile beyond the limits of the
town and then dumped on the roadside
and loft entirely alone to the enjoyment
of his own reflections.
. * *
About 10 o'clock next morning n party
of men , influenced by curiosity , went
out from Bisboo tonbcortnin Slick's con
dition. After several hours' fconrch ho
was found in a Mexican jackal , about
six miles from Bihbco. All the big
feathers were plucked from him , but
the down still adhered to his coat of
tar. Ho was in a pitablo condi i-
tion. Ho was picked up > iy
a couple of Mexicans who charit
ably curried him to their shanty ,
unit labored earnestly to restore him to
his normal state. But it was no easy '
tnsk. It was hours before ho could
crack the tar coating over his joints so ;
that ho could bond his limbs. The tar
adhered to his llcsh almost as tena
ciously as the skin. Ho was continu
ally moaning or shrieking. The body
is covered with small , line hnir , mid
each lilnment becoming fastened in the
tar , u constant pulling wns maintained
that superinduced the keenest torture.
Ho wns completely exhausted. The
pores of his skin being stopped , ho was
on the verge of suffocation , and gasped
for breath through his mouth and nos
trils as if ho were being strangled. The
Mexicans were trying to get off the tar ,
but wore making poor progress. First
they sot him by the side of a blazing
flro , hoping that the tar would
soften. But ho could not stand the heat
and the softor.tho tnr grow the tougher
it became , and the moro stubbornly it
bcoiucd to adhere. Ho was next etcoped
in n pool of wntor outside the door. The
tar. however , resisted the foroe of soap
and water. Then ho was daubed with
gr'nps and nt last the tar itvq ovldpinJo
of weakening. It began tosoftcn undOr
the influence of the grease and the
Mexicans kept up a constant scrubbing
with coarse cloths. Soon there was a
patch as largo as a platter between his
shoulders cleared of the tar , but ho
could not aland the strains of the scrul > -
bitlg and ordered n cessation. . Then
ono of the Mexicans was" sent to
Bisbce on horseback for a solution of
potash , and when ho returned Slick
went throuirh n fresh ordeal. The
potash was dissolved in a tub of water
in which the victim's body was steeped.
Ho first tried Ma loot. The potash cut
through the tar. and , with the aid of
vigorous scrubbing , the coating wan
removed. This process was tried on his
whole body , and at the end of two
weeks ho was cleaned. It was a month ,
however , before ho was able to travel.
The scrubbing ho was subjected to , in
unwholesome water , so debilitated him
that , at the end of the ordeal , ho was
scarcely able to move. When ho was
able to move , ho made track's for
Texas , where ho was killed at El Paso
There are two forms of chronic rheu
matism ; ono in which the joints are
swollen nnd red without fever ; in the
other the joints are only stiff and pain
ful. In either form Salvation Oil may
bo relied on to effect a cure. It kills
pain. " 5 cents.
Popular discrimination in favor of
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup has given it a
larger sale than any other remedy of
its class. Price 25 cents.
DAVID WHITMER'S DEATH.
The "TeHtliycr" to the Book of Mormon
How He Wnn Regarded.
Chicago Times : David Whitmor , ono
of the original Mormons and a sketch of
whoso life was printed in Tuesday's
Times , died at his homo in Richmond ,
Mo. , at ! i o'clockcsterday afternoon ,
the news reaching hero last evening in
a dispatch to Mr. Vanclcavo , of the city
clerk's ofllce. A Chicago man , on hear
ing of Mr. Whitiner's death , related the
"Somo sixteen years ago I chanced to
ride across the state of Missouri , from
Hannibal to Kansas City. There were
but few in the car in which I rode , nnd
the scat directly in front of mine was oc
cupied by a very tall , quiet elderly gen
tleman with whom I had some conversa
tion. Some things in his dress , man
ners , and talk caused me to think that
ho 1 was a prosperous Pennsylvania
Quaker , journeying west to look after
his 1 investments. I soon found , however -
over , that ho was possessed of
much information tibout the land
over which wo were passing , the
various * resources of the same , and
of its early history. About ntum a gen
tleman in'tho car asked me into the
smoker to enjoy a cigar. He asked me
if i 1 knew the man with whom I had been
talking. 1 I informed him that I did not.
Ho ] then stated Unit it was David Whit
mor , ono of the Hcstillors' of the book
of Mormon , and ono of the early associ
ates i of Joseph Smith. 1 asked him if ho
was well acquainted with Mr. Whitmor
and ho stated that ho was , having al
ways \ lived in the same county with him.
As'l now remember ho said he was
brought 1 upon a farm , but had for sev
eral years been practicing law or yor-
forming i the duties of sheriff of the
county. i At my request ho gave an ac
count < of what he knew of our traveling
conpnnion < and his cbtimato of his char
Ho said ho was a small hey when some
patriotic citizens proposed to drive the
Mormons out of Missouri , the lending
charges against them being that the r
were "Yankee abolitionis and prohibi
tionists , who spent moro time in going
to meeting than most persons thought
there was any nced of. " Ho was
on horseback , behind his father
when they were driven put. The leader
of the party , ho said , dismounted , took
a stand on the stile in front of David
Whitmer's house , and produced various
firearms and dirks , declared that ho
should stand guard over those premises.
Ao declared that ho would kill like a
dog any man who ventured ' to molest
David Whitmor or h'is brother , or to
take any of his goods. The Whitmors
continued to reside on their plticcs.aftor
their old companions had loft , and were
always highly respected. At the break
ing out of tho. civil war , the narrator
continued , most of the people in our
county were secessionists , and it was
proposed to notify the union men that
their room was much bettor than their
company. A meeting was accordingly
called nt which the sentiment of the
community was to-be expressed. Some
speeches wore made and a committee
was appointed to draft resolutions ex
pressive of tho' feeling of the
members present. At this point
in the proceedings David Whitmor
arose , walked to the platform ,
and delivered a short but very telling
speech. Ho stated that no resolutions
nnd threats would cause him to run
away. Ho declared that ho was a citi
zen of the United States , nnd should re
main such. Ho proposed to live or die
under the old Hag. If anyone desired
to shoot him , then was a good time.
The resolutions were not passed , the
meeting adjourned to n given day , but
did not convene.
In the opinion of this gentleman , no
man in Missouri possesses greater courage - .
ago or honesty than this heroic old
man. "His oath , " ho said , "wouldsend
a man to the gallows quicker than that
of any man I over know. " Ho then
wont on to say that no person had over
questioned his word , to his knowledge ,
about any other matter than finding the
Book of Mormon. He was always a
loser and never a gainer by adhering to
the faith of Joseph Smith. Why per
sons should question his word about the
golden plates , when they took it in rela
tion to nil other matters , was to him a
A. Sinn of Many "Woundn.
Atlanta Constitution : A very remark
able application for allowance under the
wounded soldier wict has been sent to the
executive department. The applicant
is Mr. S. A. Gado , of Richmond county ,
who , during the war , was a private in
company E , C'obb's Legion. The man
was literally shot to "pieces , and has
lived through all these years , nnd now
applies lor n pension. Here is an in
ventory of his wounds : A ininio ball
entered his right leg , cutting the sciatic
nerve and paralyzing the limb boloi W
the knee. A fragment of shell btruc
him on the right arm , near the elbow ,
breaking the bono nnd destroying the
joint. A ininio ball entered the muscles
of the right arm , tearing thorn apart.
A fragment of shell hit him on the left
log below the knee , crushing the small
bono and scaling o * several parts of > f
the main bono three inches in length.
A ininio bail passed entirely through
the left log below the knee. Another
ininio ball passed through the center of
the loft ound , shattering the bones and
breaking the joint of tho'middle finger ,
entirely disabling the hand. Besides
all this ho was struck in the right side
with two fragments from a shell , mak
ing two distinct wounds. The applica
tion has not yet been passed on. When
it shall bo the probability is that Mr.
Gado will got several pensions for limbs
rendered substantially useless. . This
variously wounded man is in fair health
and seems to enjoy life ; . [
GIRLS OF IHJE TENNESSEE ,
Ono Who Married When 8ho Was
Twelve rxiifl Lpyacl Tobaooo ,
' ' 2
HRASH AND THE BEST SOCIETY.
The Sociable nt Hfr. Tattle's Cnbiu-
llctl Apples anil Cantly All
ut' Aincrlcnn Life.
Chicago Daily News : They had evi
dently boon attracted by the nqiso of
the svw : mill on the Hub , nnd had como
to sco what the matter was. Quo was a
woman about forty years of ago tall ,
bony , and "slab-sided. " The other was
a girl not above fourteen years oldbuilt
on the same plan as her companion.
Both were woolen dresses and sun bon
nets. They stood on the bank watching
the men rolling the logs aboard the boat
nnd biiwing thorn up into flitch.
Desiring to make the acquaintance of
the Indies , 1 approached them and said
"Good morning. " They looked nt mo
with wide-open , bold eyes , regarding
mo as a steer does a stiango dog with
moro surprise than wonder. The girl
replied to my salutation with : "Say ,
mister , have you got any chawin' to-
backer' ? "
I replied , confusedly , bomothlng about
it being "always a pleasure , " and pro
duced my plug. The eirl took it , re
garded it with pleased surprise , and
passed it to the older woman , saying :
"Why , it's store tobacker ! "
L TO11ACCO AS AN INTRODUCTION.
The older woman took a generous
bite and passed it to the girl ; the girl
took a regulation chow and passed it
to me ; I took a chow and returned the
plug to my pocket. For a moment they
rolled the tobacco in their mouths ,
mentally commenting on its excellence ,
and then both spat in the river.
Wishing to open the conversation , I
said to the girl : ' -You're rather young
to bo chewing tobacco , sissy. "
She looked at mo indignantly. "Don't
you call mo sissy , " she exclaimed.
I apologixod. I assured her I meant
no olTense. I called her "sissy" simply
because she was a little girl.
"I'm no little girl , nuther ! " she said.
"Do you bee that man down thnr'r1"
pointing to a tall fellow some distance
. "Well he's hus
down the river. , my
' How long have you been married ? "
"Moro'n two years. "
And this girl was not more than four
teen years of ago (
Ho related this to Captain Morse , and
expressed my surprise ut the youth of
this wife. He replied : "Oh , that's noth
ing ! Girls in th'is country get , married
when they are big'cnough to be wives.
Ago has nothing to do with it. "
Thcso women represent the "poor
white trash" of th6 country. Wo hud
the opportunity.tlwtnightof seeing the
better quality pf Tennessee river so
ciety Mr. Tuttle , who owned the lime
kiln burning1 near the boat's landing ,
canio down to the bent in the afternoon
and invited us to his house in the oven-
ing. He said : ' ' 'We'll have some vocal
music and a goii'd time , I reckon. "
About 7 o'clock in the evening there
was a loud "hollo" from the bank , and a
small boy canio aboard carrying a
lantern. He said his name was Greenio ,
and that he came to show us the way to
his "pa's" house
ON Till : IIOAD TO GOOD POCIIiTY.
Wo followed him along the path
through the ctuiebrukes and woods ,
across cornfields mid over several fences.
"I'm taUin'yon the short cut , " ho ex
plained. "This a-way it's 'bout a mild ;
t'other way it's 'bout a mild an' a hulf.1
Ho prophesied , too , that we would
have u "nice time. " Ho bsiid there
would bo "candy from a store and np-
tilcs ; and I reckon you'll feco the purt-
icst gals you over see in yer life. "
Wo ubkud him which of all the girls
Was the prettiest. He replied : "Tho
schoolma am is awful pritty , but she
won't bo thaitonight. . Mr. Duncan's
gal is mighty pritty , too , but 1 don't
reckon she'll' bo 'thtir ' , nuthcr. There
was a dance last night at her house , and
I reckon she's tired. Thar's lot's goin'
on now round hyar. There was a candy
brcukin' t'other night at Larkms's. "
o"What do you do at candy break
ing ? "
"Why , break candy ! What do you
TatTy candy ? "
"Not much ! " ho replied indignantly.
"Stick candy rcg'lar candy. You git
a piece an'cv gal gits a piece an' you
break it an' ' cat it. 'It's lots of fun ! "
Wo oame to Mr. Tu tile's homo. It is
a double log house two cabins of a
single room each , connected by a roof.
To go from one to the other necessi
tates going into the open uir. As
wo neared the house a pack of dogb
came down to us barking. "Git out ,
Mage , down , Pigo , Rover , what ails
yo , " shouted Greenio and tlio dogs were
quiet. Mr. Tuttle appeared and con
ducted us into ono of the houses. 'This
is whar the old woman an' the children
an' mo stay , " ho baid. " 'Jho young
folks is dotn' the singin' in 'tother
house. Lay off ycr things. "
Our host ushered us into the presence
of some thirty young men and women ,
boated closely on.bcnches in the rear of
the room , as'far as possible from the big
firoplacewhero three green logs burned
Two chairs were pint-oil by the iiropluco
for the captain and I. As wo made our
entree the host wild , "Ladies and gcn-
tlumen , allow mo to introduce to you
to-night Captain Morse of the steamer
It struck mo that Mr. Tuttle had at
bomo time presided over a political
Captain Morsp bowed gracefully and
dropped into ono ot the chairs.
"And this gentleman , " said the host ,
laying a hand on my bhouldcr , "is Cap
tain Hull of the steamer Marietta. Ho
lives in Chicago. " <
This staggered 'mo ' a little , but I
bowed as the commander of a lake vcs-
bel should and folllnto the other chair.
The introduction/ormalities over , the
host biiid : "Now go on with yor
singin' , " and retired to "the old woman
and the children.'j
THU SINQ1NO KXKItCIhnS.
The singing at once began and con
tinued for two mortal hours , with short
and silent intermissions between each
bong. It was all cmirch music , and the
most doleful , cheerless chestnuts imug-
naplo. Wo poured out our bouls in
"Nothing in my hand J bi-in rAnd , -
blood of lUfJe . "
'This is the way I lonp have sought ,
Save mighty Lord 1"
"Am I a fioldicr of the cross !
A follower of tlioLnmbl"
By way of enlivenment wo sun-g
"Prom Greenland's Icy Mountains" and
"A Charge to Keep I Have. " Nothing
was sought for in this music but abso
lute time , and it was preserved to the
sacritico of over other consideration. It
waaa broud-gaugo. wide-open concert.
All sung as they pleased and all sung
boprano. They'all sung because they
wanted to sing , and everybody did his
or level best. Ayoung woman in the
'm1 atr. ;
centre of the group tttnrtcdTthu singing ,
and'all joined in after the .first few
There were perhaps twenty young
womqn in the party women of heroic
stnturo and " "
faces. Nearly all wcro dressed in flan
nel drones , fitting the form closely.
There were no collars , cuffs , nor tics
no ribbons nor gegaws of any bort. Not
a' woman ' hud her hairfrl'//cd or banged ,
Their faces were serious and calm ns
guileless and unsophisticated as the
faces which are supposed to have como
over in the Mayflower. They were tall ,
strong women , broad across the bosom ,
with magnificent shoulders and busts.
They will bo the mothers of another
generation of these big Kentuckians
from TonncM-oo stock the finest men ,
physically , in the world. Men as simple
and inollonslvo as children , but talk
light to ono of them and his big framu
will grow three inches , nnd bo
will throw back his bond nnd shnko his
hair as if it were a mane. And it oc
curred to me while looking at this group
of women if Kiralfy could only engngo
this whole party what nn Ailm/oniiui
ballot ho could put on the stngol
When the concert wns over the host
appeared with a basket of red apples on
his arm. Ho handed out An upplo to
each guest and then retired to bring in
a plate of lemon stick candy "rcg'lar
candy. " Each guest received one stick.
The captain and I gave our candy to
Greenio. , . If there was any doubt about
his friendship for us before this it was
After the candy was oaten the party
sung , as a night-cap , n lively bong about
Christmas and sloigh-bolls. Then the
"good-nights" wcro bald , everybody
mounted his or her mule nnd started
through the woods for homcnnd Greenio ,
with his lantern , led the captain and mo
back to the Hub.
Lcland hotel , Chicago.
A Brlilo's Hlocpy Father.
Chicago Mail : Many a good story is
told of John Campbell , the pioneer iron
manufacturer of the Hanging Rock iron
region , whobo daughter. Miss Clara ,
sued Charles Arbucklo for broach of
promise. The old gentleman is n plain
man , who does not understand the ways
of society and prefers ordinary jeans
trousers to the finest broadcloth. When
his daughter , Mrs. William Moans , was
married the wedding was a social event
of great moment in southern .Ohio. It
wns a fashionable alTnir , nnd 0 o'clock in
the evening was the time sot for the
ceremony. The head of the house
watched the preparations with misgiv
ings , and was told for some sufficient
reason that hib dnughtor was to bo mar-
cnrlier in the day. Accordingly ho wns
all ready for the event by 2 o'clock , and
waited impatiently for the wedding
party to appear. When 8 o'clockwhich
was his usual bedtime , arrived
his patience was exhausted ,
and ho decided to retire ,
notwithstanding the fact that
his houfco wns full of guests. Going to
his apartment , which had l > eon given up
to the Indies for a toilet room , ho
pushed nsido bonnets , hats and wraps
and crawled into bed , and was soon
sound asleep , rcgnrdlebs of what was
going on downstairs. When the time
came to give away the bride her father
couldn't bo found , nnd that part of the
ceremony was necessarily omitted. It
was not until the guests wcro departing
that ho was discovered lying amid the
bonnets and wraps , n.any of which ho
Gone West to Ilnilil Up the Country.
San Jose Herald : Lnst evening there
arrived in this city Charles Gay and
wife and sixteen children.
The extraordinary part of the fact
lies ] in the statement th.it Gay is but
forty-four and his wife forty.
It is his intention to locate hero and
help build up the country up the coun
Ho was n tinner by trade and wns mar
ried in 1SG3 in Galvcston , Tex. , his
wife being seventeen years of ago. In
1874 , while residing at Shreveport , La. ,
they lost three of their ehildron by yel
low fevor. The next year they removed
to Fort Worth , Tex. The children
came along until three years ngo , when
their nineteenth child was born.
Chicago , Milwaukee & St , Paul R'y. '
Tbe Best Route from Omaha and Council
- = = = THE EAST = = -
TWO TRAINS DAILY BETWKEN OMAUA AN&
ChicagoAND Milwaukee ,
St , Faul , Minneapolis , Cedar Rapids ,
Rock Island , Frceport , Rockford ,
Clinton , Duluique , Davenport ,
Elgin , Madison , Janesrlllc ,
Beloit , Wnona , La Crossc ,
And all otbtr bnporttnt point * But , Northeast and
tor throat * Ucketo call on the ticket agent at 1401
farnsm itreet , In Paxton Hotel , or at Uuloa I'aclflo
i illman Sleepers end the finest Dining Can In the
world are run on the main line ot the Chicago , Mil
waukee & St. Paul Hallway , and ever/ attention U
aid to passenger * bjr courteous employe * ot the
.R. Oeneral Manager.
J. K. TUCKEH , AolitnntUeneral Manager.
A. V. It. CAUl'KNTBft , Qtneral l'i ag r and
HUO. K IIKXFFOllD , Awlitant Qontnl
Md ticket Acent.
J. V. CLAUK. Genera. Superintending
THE CHICAGO AMP
Railway Short Line.
And Chicago ,
A * only roat to take for net Molnet , Marlalltown.
Cedar Itupldi. Clinton , Dlion , Cblrngo. Milwaukee
and all potnta co t. To tbe people of Nebraska , Colorado
rado , Wyoming , Utab , lilabu , Nevada , Oregon , Wasu *
inftlon knd California , It ntfws supeJlor adrantafM
t t possible by any other lino. . . .
Among a few of tbo numerous points of superiority
njoyed by the patrons of tbls road between Omaha
and Cblrayj , are Its two tralrs a ( lay of DAY COACH-
KS , wbliti are the ttnest that numan art and Injienul *
ty can create. Us I'AI.ACK SI.KKI'INU < ! AB8. which
ara models of contort and cluitance. Its 1'AHIXm
In union depot with those of tbo Chicago *
orthwestern Ity. in Chicago the trains of tblt line
pake close connection with those of all otbcr eastern
for Detroit , Columbus , Indianapolis , Cincinnati ,
Niagara fulls , Buffalo , nitiauri , l"ronto , Montreal.
Boston , New \ork. 1'hlladelpbTa , Halllaiore. Wash-
fn tOD , and all points In th east , ask for a ticket Tl *
wish tbe best accommodation. All ticket agent *
. P. WHON.
( Jen ! . Manager , Ueol. 1'ass'r Agemt
Chicago , llls
CHURCH ILL PARKER ,
Dealer in Agricultural Implements , Wagons ,
Cnrrlnccs nnil IliiKRirs. .Imps Rtreot.lii'ttrcciiWIinml
Illli , Omalm , Mebrarkn ,
LINING E n' & M ETOALF CO. .
Agilcnltnrallmiilenients.Wagons.Carriages . .
Iluffitlcs , Klc. Wholesale. Omaha , Nebraska ,
PARLIN , ORENDORF St. MARTIN ,
Wholesale Dealer * In
Aipnltnral Implements , WaEons&Buggies
Ml. UK. iW nnrt W ! Jones Street. Onmha.
' P. P. MAST & c67
Manufacturers of Bnckeyo Drills , Seeflers ,
Cultivators. Hny lnko ! . Cl.lcr Mills nn I'ul-
writers. Cur. Illli ami Nlrholn Mrcits.
WINONA IMPLEMENT CO. ,
Agricnltnral Iinpieiiiffi aEons &Bn ies
_ Cumcr Illli nnd McliolnsMrccts.
< M/I'A ' IIIIANCIir
J. F. SEIBERLINO .V CO. ,
( Akron. Ohio. )
Haryesting Machinery and Binder Twine ,
W. K. MfRd , .ilniiHKvr. luJ Lvimmwurlh it. , UnmUit
Mnnufncturers nml Jobbers In
Wagons Bnggies , Rakes , Plows Etc ,
Cor. 9th nml I'nclflc Streets , Oninlm , Nob.
A rioSPEr"jr. ,
Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs ,
1513 Ikmulss Street. Omnhn. Ni-linitlm.
Boots and Shoos.
W. V. MORSE & CO. ,
Jobbers of Boots and Shoes ,
1111 Knrnnmgt.Oinnlm , Neb. Manufactory , bummer
btit'Ct , Morton. _
K1RKENDALL. JONES & CO. ,
( Successor * to llcctl , June & < o. )
. ror IJo.ton nnbber Co 1U . HO , & 11UO
Booksellers and Stationers. ,
H. M , AS. W.JONES ,
Succcstori to A. T. Kcnjon A Co , W holeimto & Retnll
Booksellers and Stationers ,
Ftno Wcddlnu Stationery , Comniertlnl Stationery.
lUx DouMlns btrcct , Quiiilm. Neb.
Coffees , Splcos , Etc.
CLARKE COFFEE.Cp. " "
nntliii offuo nnil tfploo Mills.
Teas , Coffees , Spices , Baking Powder ,
Flavoring Kxtrnctn , Laundry lllue. Inks. Klc. 1414-
nili Uurney Street. Oinnliii. Nebraska.
" ' "
"W.'L" WRIGHT ,
Agent for the Manufacturers nml Importers of
Crockery , Glassware , Lanips , Chimneys ,
Ktc. Offl cc , HIT S. lolh St. , Oiuttba.'NebrnskH.
Commission andStorago- _ _ _
- - - - " " "
Commission and Jobbing ,
Butter , Kile * and I'mducp. fonflKiiiuiiitK folliltod.
Headquarters for MoncwnrtHirrj I'lixmnna
( Jriipo lliiskoln. 1414 lodio ) M. . Omaha.
RIUDELL & RIDOELL ,
Storage and Commission Merchants ,
Specialties-Butter , Kirm , fbre o , Poultry , On mo ,
Oyster' , Ktc. , Kit112 Snith lull Strut.
WIEDEMAN & CO. ,
Produce Commission Merchants ,
Poultry , Ilutter. Game. Krulto , Ktc. S3) bouth lull
fct. . Oinuhn , .NvbriiKkn.
CEO. SCHROEDER & CO. ,
( Successors to McMmno It Pcurocdcr. )
Frodnce Commission and Cold Storage ,
Oniulm , Nebraska.
Coal , Coke and I-1 mo.
" ' " "
OMAHA"COAL , CO"KE & LIME co.
Jobbers of Hard and Soft Coal ,
2U9 South nth Street , Oniaba , Nebraska.
J. J. JOHNSON & CO. ,
Mannfacturers of Illinois White Lime ,
Anil shippers of Coal , Coke , Cement , Plaster , IJine ,
Drain Tllu , nnd huwer Pipe. Ofltcc , 1'axton Hotel ,
Fiirnaul t. , Omaha , ftcb. Telephone 811.
NEBRASKA FUEL CO. ,
Shippers of Coal and Coke ,
SI I South 11th St. . Omaha , Neb.
Dry Goods and Notions.
Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods and Notions ,
1102 nnd 1101 HoiiKlun.Cor. llth St. , Omnha , Neb.
KILPATRICK-KOCH DRY GOODS Co
Importers and Jobbers in Dry GoodsNotious ,
Gents' FurnlshliiR Cnods. Corner llth aud lla-inoy
M . Omiilia , Nebraska.
DEWEY & STONE ,
Wholesale Dealers in Fnrniture ,
F-nrnam btrcist. Omaha , Nebraska.
PAXTON. GALLAGHER CO. ,
Wholesale Groceries and Provisions ,
SOS , 707,703 nnU 7118.10th St. Omaha. Ncp.
McCORD , BRADY & CO. ,
Wholesale Grocers ,
12th and I-favenwortli Streets , Omaha , Nebraska.
D. M. STEELE & CO. ,
Wholesale Grocers ,
1210,1221 and 1S3 Hurnoy Street , Omabn , Neb.
ALLEN BROS. ,
Wholesale Grocers ,
1114 and HIS Hernry Ptrect. Omaha , Neb.
'LEE , FRIED & co. ,
Jobbers of Hardware and Nails ,
Tinware , Shoot Iron. Ktc. Agents for Howe Scales ,
and Miami Powder Cu , omuba , Neb ,
HIMEBAUGH & TAYLOR ,
Builders' ' Hardware and Scale Repair Shop ,
Mechanics' Tools ami Dutrain Hcalps. 1W5 Uouglai
btreet , Omaha , Ncbra-lia.
RECTOR , WILHELMY & CO. ,
Wholesale Hardware ,
10th and Ilarney Sts. , Omaha , Neb. Wistem Agcnti
for Austin Powder Co , Jurrerrnn steel Nallc ,
Fairbanks btandanl tit ales.
W. J. BROATCH ,
Heavy Hardware , Iron and Steel ,
Springs , Wagon Stock , Hardware , Lumber , Klc.
mxt 1411 llarnc ) blieet.Ouiaba.
JAMES A. EDNEY ,
Wholesale Iron and Steel ,
Wagon and Carriage Wood Stock , Heavy Hardware
Ktc. 1217 ami till LcHrenwortb tit. , Oumlin , Neb.
_ _ _
All Kinds of Building Material at Wholesale
18th Street and Union 1'aclflc Track. Omaha.
LOUIS BRADFORD ,
Dealer in Lumber , Lath , Lime , Sash ,
Doors , Ktc. Yards-Corner 7lh and Douglas ; Corner
ltb and Douglas ,
C. N. DEITZ ,
Dealer in All Kinds of Lumber ,
J3th and California htrcots , Omaha Nebraska.
FRED W. CRAY ,
Lumber Lime Cement Etc Etc
, , , , , ,
.Corner eth and Douglas gla. , Omaha.
, , L u mbor. . _
T.W. HARVEY LUMBER CO. ,
To Dealers Only ,
JOHN A. WAKEFIELD ,
Wholesale Lumber Etc ,
Qulncy White l.liur.
CHAS. R. LEE ,
Dealer in Hardwood Lumber ,
Wood Carpet * ami Parquet Flooring. Vth and Ikmgtai
_ Iron Worko.
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p A xrb N" & v I'E'R L ING ,
Wronglit and Cast Iron Building Work ,
Knitlne' . lira's \Vork , ( Icncrnl Foundry , Mnchlna and
lllnikfinllh Work. DUIce amiVnrk , U. P It/ .
ami ITtli street , Umnlia. <
OMAHA'wmE .V IRON WORKS ,
Manufacturers of Wire and Iron Railings
Desk Kails , Window Ounnli. Flower Stand * , Wire
Elgin. Ktc. Ul North llth Htn-et , Omaha.
OMAH/TSA FE and lR ON W ORKS , '
Vault" , Jail Wnrk , Iron and Wlrn Fencing , Signs. KM.
U. Amln > on , Prou'r Cor. llth and Jackson fts ,
; MEAGHER & LEACH ,
Fire and Burglar Proof Safes , Time Locks ,
General Agent' for DIcboM SAfe A l/ock Co.'s
Vaults nnd Jail Work , 1115 Farnam Street , Ouiaba.
, Caps ,
w. L. PARROTTE * co , .
Wholesale Hats , Caps and Straw Goods ,
HUT Ilarney .Street , Omaha , Neb.
Millinery nnd Notons. _
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I . 6 B E R > E L D E R""C O. ,
Importers & Jobbers in Millinery & Notions
auo.StO and SI2 South llth Street.
J. T. ROBINSON NOTION CO. ,
Wholesale Notions and Furnishing Goods
403 nnd tmgcuth 10th St , Omaha.
VINYARD & SCHNEIDER , '
Notions and Gent's ' Furnishing Goods ,
11 % Harney Street , Omaha ,
CONSOLIDATED TANK LINE CO. ,
Wholsale Refined and Lubricating Oils ,
Asia Grease , Ktc , Omaha. A. H. Illshop , Mnnaier ,
CARPENTER PAPER CO. .
Wholesale Paper Dealers ,
Carry a nice stock of Printing. Wrapping and Writing
Paper Sptclal allenllon given to car foul nrdcr
. . . . . . f r'Gl9r8' ' Malprlols.
Auxiliary Publishers ,
De.er. , In Ty .nd tor , ; Supp.lc . , . KB
OMAHA RUBBER CO , ,
Manufacturers and Dealers in Rubber Goods
311 Clothing nnil Leather IlcIUnn. 1003 Kiunam Btroat ,
i _ J3tojamJ lttlngO | Pumpo , Etc.
A.'L. sTRANa co. ,
Pumps , Pipes and Engines ,
StCfttD , Wutor , HntlwttT
and Mining HuppHcti Ktt % *
CHUHCHILL PUMP.CO. ,
Wholesale Pumps , Pipe , Fittings ,
Steam nnd Water Btippll < > . Tlemlqiinrteni for Malt ,
l-ount A CO'H gooda. ml rarmim tit. . Onmlia.
U. S. WIND ENGINE & PUMP CO. .
Steam and Water Supplies ,
Hallldny Wind Mills. M9 and ICO Farnnm Bt.Omah .
_ U. F. Moss , Acting Manager.
BROWNELL & CO. , '
Engines , Boilers and General Machinery.
Sheet Iron Work Ptonm Pump * , Haw MIXs. 1713-1214
Ix'iivcnwortu btreet. Omaha. _
_ _ _ Seods. _ '
PHIL. STIMMEL & CO. ,
Wholesale Farm , Field and Garden Seeds
Storage , Forwarding & Commission
ARMSTRONG. PETTIS * CO. .
Storage. Forwarding and Commission ,
Branch bon o of the Hennoy lltmzjr To. Iliiuiilcsat X'
wholcnuleunitrctullVH ! UlOanil 111-liardHtreet , " , '
OiuuUa. Telephone No , 7SO , ,
EAGLE CORNICE WORKS ,
Manufacture 1 Galvanized Iron and Cornice ,
John Kponctcr , Proprietor. 1OI Dodvn and 101 and 101
North UMi Htrecl. Omiiliii.
STORZ St ILER ,
Lager Beer Brewers ,
1M1 North Klgthteenth Street. Omaha. . Neb.
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CANFIELD MANUFACTURING CO. ,
Manufacturers of Overalls ,
Jeans Paula , Shirts , Kto. 1103and 1104 Douglas Street ,
Omaha , Neb.
_ gajajv , JJoorsi Etc.
M. A. DISBROV' / . CO. , "
Wholesale .ManuTicturcrs of
Sash , Doors , Blinds and Mouldings ,
Branch Office , 12tn and Icurd Streets , Omaba , Neb.
BOHN MANUFACTURING CO.
Manufacturers of Sash , Doors , Blinds ,
Mouldings , Stair Work nnd Interior
HnrU Wood Fin
ish , N. K. Coruer nth nnd l < carenworth Streets ,
Ouiahu , tjeli.
OMAHA PLANING MILL CO. ,
Manafacturers of Moulding , Sash , Doors ,
And Illlnds , Turning , Stair-work , Hank and OBlco Flu
_ tings , ajtb and Popplcton Avenue. _
Smoke Stacks , Boilers , Etc-
"H . KTSAWYER ? "
Manufacturing Dealer in Smoke Stacks ,
nritcblngs , Tanks and General Holler Repairing. 1315
Dodito Strvut , Ouiubu , Neb ,
X , IMIiniMAN. J. II. m.ANCHAIlU.
PALMER , RICHMAN & CO. ,
Live Stock Commission Merchants ,
Ofllce llocim 24 , Opposite Kicbungo Ilulldlng , Union
_ Block Varils. South Omaha , Nth. _
Live Stock Commission Merchants ,
Miirkot f itnilxhnd free on application. Stockers nnd
feiulorH furnished on good UTu . Hurerentvir O ma
ll il National llnnk uml houth Omatm National , Union.
Block Y..rds , boulb Omaha ,
Live Stock Commission ,
Itoora 15 , Kicbnngo llullulnr , Union block Yards ,
houlh Omaha , Nub.
ALEX AN DE R & . FITCH ,
Commision Dealers ia Live Sock ,
HoomK , Oppnsliu Ksclmiico Ilulldlng , Union Stock
\arUs , Houth Onmlm , Neb ,
UNION STOCK YARDS COT ,
Of Omaha , Limited ,
JoUo F ,