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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; MONDAY , JUN1D 4 ; 1888
A DEFECT UNDER THE DOME ,
Faulty Construction Oharpjod In the
LIEUTENANT DUDLEY'S PRESENT.
A Con a tic tor Rulnn a Girl's Putnro-
NcbrnskaHnll Corner Stone Ii.iy-
IIIR Stvltclunan Hilled on
the B. & M.
DuriEAU or THK OMAHA. BEB ,
1029 V STIIKET. -
I.INCOLK , June 8. ,
The difficulty which Is encountered by state
governments in getting their public buildings
constructed ns they should bo Is a matter of
general knowledge , aud the numerous In
stances In which the people of great com
monwealths have been shamefully Imposed
upon by contractors should serve as a warn
ing to others. That the Nebraska state capl-
tel Is not what the people of the state have a
right to ask is no longer disputed ; but it has
not been charged that any of the work is
positively unsafe. The statement of a car
penter who worked on the city building ,
however , ns mode to TUB BEB representative
yesterday , is worthy of nt least respectful
attention , and if what he says is supported
by his associates , the board of public lands
mid buildings can not do less than make an
investigation of the matter.
This man says that the iron girders
nt the top of the third utory on which
is built the wall which surrounds the dome
ore badly sprung by the weight of the wall
so much so as to sink the middle of the wall
nt least three inches. It is well known that
these iron girders do not stand much spring
ing and that the sinking of the
center even on such Is enough to
indicate danger. The carpenter who spoke
of the matter said that it was a matter of
discussion among the carpenter ? , who seri
ously considered the advisability of taking
out an accident policy while working In that
part of the building.
The sprung girders have been shoved up
nnd concealed by the luth and plastering but
it would bo a matter of small cost and titno
to remove the lath nnd make mi examination ,
It can hardly bo supposed that the carpen
ter's statement In pure fiction nnd it Is duo
to the public safety that an investigation bo
IlECHPTION TO LIEUTENANT DUDMSY.
One of the tnost brilliant and successful
receptions over given In the city was that
tendered to Lieutenant Edgar S. Dudley at
the senate chamber of the capital last night
by the university cadets. Lieutenant Dud
ley llrst came to the university twelve years
ago , and after four years work wus succeeded
by Lleutenaut Webster. Three years ago he
was again detailed to do university work ,
and selected the university of Nebraska because -
cause hu knew and liked the people of Lin
coln and was Interested in the military de
partment of the university. The reception
given last night was for the purpose of ex
pressing to the lieutenant as the term of his
detail drew near the confidence and esteem
in which ho Is held by the young men and
women who have been under his instruction.
About three hundred invitations were issued
nud the senate" chamber and g.Ulcrics were
filled. Lieutenant Dudley and wife were as
sisted in receiving by Governor Thayer , Mr.
and Mrs. II. H. Oakloy , Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Marshall , Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sewcll , Ilev.
and Mrs. Alexander Allen , Colonel Downs ,
Colonel E. H , Slzor , Colonel J. A. Brown of
Omaha , Colonel Harry Hotchkiss and Adju
tant General Cole. In the course of the
evening Lieutenant Dudley was surprised to
hear the command given to the cadets to
"full in" . The cadets quickly formed in
double rank , met the young lady cadets nt
the right and Captain Anderson stepped for
ward and in an exceedingly neat ana appro
priate speech presented Lieutenant Dudley
with a very expensive and handsome sword ,
the gift of the cadets. The recipient of this
demonstration of good will was much taken
nbuek at Jlrst , but when ho had recovered
Jils composure made a response very full of
Reeling. The sword Is a mapnlilciont piece
rif workmanship , the blade being of the ilncst
( Damascus steel and the Imndlo of gold. It
Is beautifully engraved and the blude bears
nn oppropriate inscription.
A nAMXAni.E OUTIUOE.
Another ono of these cases which demon
strates thp inadequacy of statute protection
and proclaims aloud the necessity of lynch
law , has just come to light in this city. Last
Friday night Stella Kccht , a Gorman girl ,
came to the Burlington house in this city
without money and in a delicate condition.
She can not speak English at all , and tells a
Btory which should , if true , bo n sufliclent
excuse for visiting summary justice on the
man who plays the most unenviable part in
it. The girl says that last December she loft
Junction City , In. , to go to Blue Springs ,
in tliis state , und passed through Lincoln on
n freight train. The conductor told her that
the train would stop at Blue Springs and
that ho would notify her when that point
Was reached. When ho reached Beatrice ,
however , ho told her that the train would
jiot stop at Blue Springs , but that she would
luivo to go through to Wymoro. The
train arrived nt 13 o'clock and stood on
the sidetrack until the next morning ,
ffho girl says that the conductor compelled
Jier to stay In the caboose with him all night
und accomplished her ruin. The next morn
ing she went to Blue Springs and in about
two weeks returned to .1 unction City , In. ,
where she was courted by n young German
farmer whom she married. About two weeks
later her husband's mother discovered her
rendition nnd persuaded him to turn her out
hf his house which ho did , giving her $1.
t > ho went to Blue Springs and meeting the
conductor thcro lie gave her 100 to sign u
paper releasing him from any responsibility.
She then went to Omaha to enter a hospital
but was sent from there to Lincoln. She will
' probably bo sent to the homo for the friend
The building for the industrial college of
the Mate university provided for at the last
session of the legislature has bocu nmncd
Nebraska hull. The stone will bo laid on the
afternoon of commencement day , which
Will bo Thursday .Tune 11. The programme
on that occasion will bo as follows :
Music by the band ; prayer ; address by the
st chancellor of the univurhity , Dr. Allen
§ Bcnton ; address ou behalf of thocolloge ,
1'rof. L , E. Ulcksj laying of the coiner
mo , under direction of the regents ; address
mi behalf of the board of agriculture , by IIou ,
2i. W. Furnns ; bedudlctlon ; music.
A SWITCIWAS KIM.KI ) .
Lincoln contributed a victim last night to
the tribute of human lives annually exacted
by the railroad juggernaut. A bout midnight
u switchman named William Lewis , while at
work in the B. & M. yards , made a switch
and as the engine approached him made an
effort to stop upon the footboard. Ho stopped
ill on the board , but missed his hand hold and
falling backward WUH caught by the engine
nnd almost Instantly killed , his body being
shockingly inutlhitcd and his head crushed
out of all semblance to humanity. Lewis
wus n young man ngodabout twentv-Jlve
years , and has n mother and aunt living In
this city. His former home was at Tabor ,
Jo. , and his remains will bo skipped there for
The West Lincoln vinegar works has pro
duced such n largo quantity of goods that it
will clooo down next Satuiday until the coming -
ing scubon opens.
The county commissioners have decided to
put nn iron bridpo across Salt crook on
Twelfth street In the northern part of the
city.Tho Palladium Literary society of tbo jml <
verblty has elected the following ofllcers for
the ensuing term : President , W. M , Fletcher ;
vice-president , JJiss Minnie Moore ; secro-
t-iry , A. A. Heed ; treasurer. Herbert Mart-
Bud ; ciitic , Miss Laura Haggard ; corrcs-
secretary , Miss Lou MoBride ; his-
ttilling A. A. Fnnrot ; musical secretary ,
I ) . Forbyth ; sergeaiit-at arms , F. A. Man-
ley.IJr. . Gorth is In Omaha under instructions
from Governor Thayer , and will epcnd a
week or ten days making a thorough Investi
gation of the extent to which tuberculosis ex
ists among the cuttle in or near the city ,
The purchase of the Bt. Louis Whites by
Lincoln still bangs tiro. The deal was to
have bean closed yesterday , but the amount
of money necessary waa not raised and Mr ,
Kloth telogruphou for mor6 time. There
eoo < nb to bo ou impression that there are
more useful channels than base ball with
which the surplus rcrcnuo of tbo < eity might
bo turned , It is doubtful , however , whether
anything would more effectually advertise
the city than a first-class 1 > asn ball team.
If you need a moat perfect tonic or n
blood purifier , talco Dr. Jones' Red
Clover Tonic. It speedily cures all
troubles of the stomnch. kidneys and
liver. Gnu bo taken by the most deli
cate. Price 60 cents. C. P. Goodman.
GREENLAND'S ICY MOUNTAINS.
Whnt the Scientific Expedition From
Copenhagen Hopes to Accomplish.
Providence Journal : The expedition
which started out on Saturday from
Copenhagen to explore the interior of
Greenland may not commend itself to
popular , interest as these which have
mndo the mysterious and over interest
ing north polo the object of their ambi
tion , but scientifically it is destined to
become qulto as important ; and the
more qo because the undertaking ,
though great , is still moderate enough
to allow of a slight hope of success.
The expedition has been equipped in
Chrlsttaniu , and is under the leadership
of Mr. Nanson , curatoat the Museum
at Bergen. Ho has picked for his asso-
olntca three or four Norwegian athletes ,
well trained in snowshooing. They will
sail first to Isafjord in Iceland , whore a
sealer under the command of Captain
Jacobson , an old arctic skipper , will
take them to the cast coast of Green
land. Starting out from the uninhabit
able and bleak cast coast la something
now for Greenland exploring parties.
Former expeditions have started out
from the more accessible west coast ,
and have pressed into the icy interior
in an easterly or northeasterly direc
tion. The disadvantage of this has
been that the parties were constantly
going further and further away from
the inhabited portions of the continent ,
and the temptation to return out of the
wilderness oi icy mountains has been
too great to overcome.
Mr. Nanson will reverse the operation.
Ho will land at once in the wilderness ,
and his only motto then can bo "Cross
or die. " Such a view of the situation
cannot bo entertaining to a small party
sot down on an uninhabited coast , but
the sentiment of "cross or dio" will
hold out a kind of philosophical en court ,
agcmont which must be very useful in
expeditions of that character. The
hopes that Mr. Nanson has of being able
to traverse the unknown interior and
reach a place of safety on the west coast
before winter seems reasonable , nis
party has undergone a thorough train
ing In crossing the snowy mountains of
Norway , and have shown themselves
capable of perilous and trying winter
There has been much speculation on
the interior of this continent , which
Nordonskjold calls the "Northern Sa
hara. " It is well known that a wall of
mountainous glaciers surrounds the in
terior , but a theory has been advanced
by General Greoly and others that there
is an open country in the interior , at
times free from snow and ice. But a
really onchantincr field of discovery is
offered to Mr. Nanson in another way.
Greenland was discovered in the year
983 by the Icelandic or Norse Vilcings.
Those pioneers founded several colonies
along the east as well as west coast. In
scriptions discovered in 1831 on the west
coast , bearing the date of 1130 , show
that these settlers erected boundary
as far north as 72.50. What has
Eillars of these settlements , also spoken
of often in the Icelandic sages , where
it is told that in the year 1121
the first bishop of Greenland , Erik
Upsi , and an Icelander undertook a
Christian mission to the then estab
lished Norse colony of Vinland , or a
part o ( what is now Massachusetts.
Other traces of this hardy people maybe
bo discovered which can throw a new
light on the early history of this conti
nent. The possibility , at least , of such
discoveries will make Mr. Nanson's ex
pedition 0110 of groiit interest. Several
futile attempts were made previous to
this century to advance into the in
terior , and a few have boon made within
the last fifty years. The more import
ant of these were the two attempts made
by Prof. Nordonskjold. In the second
lie managed to got inland seventy miles ,
while two Laps , on snow shoes , wont
fifty miles further and reported an end
less snow field. The fact that during
their march they saw two ravens flying
northward led Nordonskjold to think
that bomowhcro not far oil' was an open
A Flat Contradiction.
Some ono has told you that your
catarrh is incurable. It is not so. Dr.
Sago's Catarrh Remedy will euro it. _ It
is pleasant to use and it always does its
work thoroughly.Vo have yet to hear
of a case in which it did not accomplish
a euro when faithfully used. Catarrh
is a disease which it is dangerous to
neglect. A certain remedy is at your
command. Avail yourself of it before
the complaint assumes a more serious
form. All druggists.
The cost ot living at the Leland Stan
ford , jr. , university , lias boon a subject
which has received much attention from
Senator and Mrs. Stanford , bays the San
Francisco Chronicle. Of course if high
living were to prevail , and expensive
and costly lodgings were to bo permit
ted , it would practically close the doors
of the school in the face of the people of
moderate moans. But to carry out the
main idea to olTor the advantages of
the university to the great mabhos of
the people the cost of living must bo
reduced to a minimum. Senator Stan
ford believes that plain , wholesome ,
well-cooked food can bo provided at an
astonishingly low rate. It Is not in
tended that the faro nhall bo mean or
scanty or unwholesome } it shall
be of the best , bountiful , and , above
all , as well cooked as any food that goes
on any table in the country. Sonntqr
Stanford has made a thorough investi
gation of this department of the uni
versity. Ho boliovob that students can
bo lodged comfortably in pleasant rooms ,
with plenty of light and air , and
boarded at a table upon which .there
shall bo abundance of wholesome and
woll-cooUcd food , for loss than $3 a
week. A scholastic year is reckoned to
embrace forty weeks. At this rate the
living expenses of the students would
bo $1-0 for tin academic year. The
clothing and books of the students
would , of course , not bo included in the
sum. The founders of the university
believe that it is perfectly practicable
to provide students with all the neces
saries of life , and many of the comforts ,
nt this low annual outlay , and if their
plnn ot self-help proves a success they
believe that many ot the btudonts will
bo enabled by healthful occupation in
the vineyard or orchardor nt the barn ,
to earn enough money to defray , if not
this oxponbo , certainly a largo "portion
Make no Mistake ,
By dispelling the symptoms so often mis
taken for Consumption. SANTA AHIK has
brought gladness to many a household. By
its prompt USB for breaking up the cold thut
too of ten develops into that fatal disease , thou
sands can bo saved from an untimely grave.
You muko no umtnho by keeping a bottle of
this pleasant remedy in your house. CAIJ-
FOHNIA OAT-U-CUHK is equally effective
in eradicating all traces of nasal catarrh.Hoth
of these wonderful California rt'mcdios nro
sold and warranted by Uooduiau Drat Co.
f I a package , 3 Ior J2.50.
AMONG THE DRUMMERS ,
What the "Boys" Were Doing Last
OMAHA MEN GO FISHING.
Anil Got Ben Sick On Big Lnko A
Pious Dor On llio'Hoad Itetl Oak's
Foot Knee Among the Otnnlia
Boys Grip Notes.
Among the Omnlin Men.
W. C. Sutphcn , of Norfolk , sold groceries
along the Elkliorn rood Inst week ,
W. E. Alexander was In the grocery trndo
last vrook In northwestern Ncbrnikn.
H. T. Flavcn , of Denver , carried his druff
sample case through Colorado nil last week.
XL S. Moody , of Beatrice , was nelllnif
Omaha drugs in northern Kansas Inst week.
T. H. Wiley , of Council Bluffs , sold drugs
last week among the prohibitionists of west
W. C. I'omfrct sells Omaha drugs in al
most nil the states and territories west of
Will H. fitzor. Jr. , was selling wagons and
binders in western Iowa lost week ior an
L. C. Bcoho was looking after the drug
trade last week in western NcbrasUn lor his
A. D. Fox , of Ashland , was selling prunes
in southeastern Nebraska last wuuk for
Sloun & Johnson ,
W. XL Ilnydcn was selling sugar along the
Union Poclllo west of Kearney last week for
Sloan & Johnson ,
C. 1C. Chandler sent In orders last week to
the Hlehardson Drug company for their cen
tral Illinois trade.
Fremont H. Groslicll sells Omaha drugs In
northern and western Nebraska , part of Da
kota and Wyoming.
OF. G. Crandall was selling drugs through
western Iowa last week , lie Sundayed in
the prohibition state.
K. A. W. Sncll. who covers the south
Platte territory for lilakc , Bruce & Co. , was
In the pity over Sunday.
C. S. Martin , of Columbus , was among the
grocerymen in the Union Pacific towns out
about Kearney last wcok.
D. P. Murst , of Parlln , Orindorf & Martlu
was scon in the South Platte aistrict last
week soiling horse rakes.
C. J. Pettlbono was seen in south-eastern
Nebraska during last week taking orders for
an Omaha implement house.
W. F. Cram , of Moline , 111. , setts-Omaha
drugs as far cast us western Illinois , nnd
does a big business for his house.
John Mullownoy was out the main line of
the Union Pacific lost wcok looking after
Parliu , OrindorC & Martin's trade.
Norris W. Koverson of Grand Island was
selling the Hlohnrdson drug company's stock
through central Nebraska last week.
William McP. Fuller of Columbus , was
selling homeopathic pills along the Union Pa-
cillc lust week for Bruce , Blalco & Co.
J. H. Stringfcllow , of Hastings , had his
grocery grip with him along the B. & M.
branches of southwestern Nebraska last
L. M. Winslow wears Richardson Drug
company perfumery in central and southwest
ern Nebraska. Ho was woi king last week
in that part of the state for his Omaha
K. S. Van Gordcr , of Salt Lake , says ho
cannot sell any drugs among the Mormons
ns fust as Omaha goods. Ho wag among the
druggists of Utah last week looking after
Sea Sick on Big Lake.
Four of W. H. Parrotte & Co.'s travelling
men , Darrow , Bailey , Carson and Uoo , were
in the city last Monday and Tuesday. They
saw all there was to see in town Monday ,
and ns they could not go out until Wednesday
they concluded to spend Tuesday at Big lake
with a skift , some wet boat scats , u lunch , a
few worms , hoolfs and lines , nud if possible ,
with good luck , catch some ii3h. One of the
boys had put a pack of cards in his pocket ,
and by some mysterious accident a box of
red , white and blue checks wandered into
the boat. They had no intrinsic value , but
still were useful. While they were sitting In
the boat using these chilis , Darrow , by some
phenoiniiml luck , caught two fish on the two
hooks on his line at one throw. Simul
taneous with this streak of luck , Hoe
held up ono ace on a large jack pot and
caught two more. As this fish story was
told by the boys , it would seem thit ( two "of
the lisli were caught by ono of 'tho uccs.
However this may bo the effect of the loss
of the jack pot , or the swelling Of the tide
ntfido Dqrrow sea sick. While hovas lean
ing over the edge of the boat feeding the iish
the scanty dinner ho Had enjoyed so much ,
a little girl who observed him in all the
agonies of a briny deep illness said : "What
are you doing mister , you sick ? "
"You gu uph essed it the first time.
Who uph told you ) Pull for the shore boys ,
I ugh am sick. "
Darrow has fully recovered , but refuses to
have any ono mention Bit ; lake to him or
Hoo's luck In a Jack pot. Ho is now out in
Nebraska selling straw hats for real fisher
Wears ft Sunday Face.
A story is told at the expense of ' 'Billy , "
who travels through Nebraska for a promi
nent hat and cap house of this city , that is
worthy of special mention. "Billy" Is a
pious-looking boy and' at times assumes a
great deal of the sanctimoniousness. Hovas
at Atkinson , Neb. , not many Saturdays ago
and was billed in the town for over Sunday.
Ho had not seen all of his customers , and
especially some thut belonged to ttie good
churches of the place. Ho mndo an appoint
ment to cull on one of them during the
evening to let him know ho was in town. To
add a little to bis Saturday night's call and
also fix himself solid for a good Monday
morning's sale , ho asked his good deacon
customer if there was an Episcopal
church in tho"city. . "There is
none , " replied the deacon , "but I
have a pew in the Methodist church that I
would gladly sharp with you for the day and
will call on you at your hotel to take you
"Thanks very much , " replied the good
drummer , "but I can not possibly attend any
church except the Episcopalian. "
"I am afraid you can not bo accommodated
hero then and the day. will bo very long for
you unless you while it away showing your
samples to some of the merchants who do not
attend church. "
Tills suggestion was too much and Mr. B ,
was overcome by the suggestion of Belling a
bill of goods on Sunday.
The day were huavily on and in the after
noon thcr good merchant as he
was looking around town in the
afternoon was in front of the wicked sa
loons of the place when ho heard a familiar
voice call out in a loud tone , "Well 1 want
high ' 5' and the game there anyway. Tlmt
puts mo out. "
On entering the place ho saw the manly
face of the good Omaha boy who had been so
anxious to find an Episcopal church in the
A Prominent Voting Man.I
Mr. M , B.'Mason , who represents Gcorgo
Schroeder & Co. , Is ono of tha , youngest
traveling men in the Omaha trade and Is
already well known throughout parts of Ne
braska , Kansas , Iowa and Missouri , Ho is
only tweiity-flve years old , and obtained his
first business training atSalisburyMo.going
thence to Hod Cloud , where he wits of the
firm of M , B. Mason & Co. , dealers in dry
goods and groceries. Ho has coma to Omaha
to soil butter and cgea for Schroeder & Co ,
Ho is an energetic , wideawake young man ,
and is a good addition to the traveling men
of Omaha , who nro already known every
where for their energy and business in push
ing Omaha goods into the towns for hundreds
of miles around.
Taking in a Town.
"While I was traveling through Texas for
a New York notion house , " says a writer in
the North American , "I had a chance to see
many things which jou seldom see in the
east. In October , 16SI landed in Gulvoston
for the first time , nnd being somewhat of a
"boy about town , " I concluded to "toko in"
the town that night. So _ , closely pocketing
the $100 note I had for expenses , I started
cut , and the first place X "struck" was a well-
known sporting resorton street. I shall
never forget it , for iho very next day I hnd
to part with my gold repeater at n sacrifice to
meet current expenses. Well , to continue , I
walked boldly up to tjtb bar , ordered , drinks
all around , nnd the company was about say
ing , "Your health , stranger , " when the door
was suddenly flung open , and In strode the
biggest Dutchman I ever saw In my life. XIo
roared out : ' 'Shust you dhrink dat to dc
Dutch chlant's healdt pr I'll ' glean dls d d
blnco oud , sooner as quick. Mnypo you dond
know mo. Veil , I shust tell you who I po , I
po do Dutch chlant , and can lig all do mans in
Texas for n $100 to a ,000. " Ho glared at
us as If ho Intended to devour us together
when It suited him , XIo was a finely built
fellow , standing about six feet three inches ;
broad shoulders , long , straight limbs , nnd bis
very nppoaranco Justified his threat.
No ono hnd npporcntly noticed a little Irish
man about flvo foot seven nud n half inches
In height , who had been sitting in one corner
of the room , until ho carelessly walked up to
the big Dutchman and said : "Phat the illvil
do you matte a making so domed much noise t
If ycr want ter fight for 'ducats' I'm yer
man , nnd will fight j o with bare knuckles for
a thousand dollars. "
"Mine Gott in himmcl , shust you listen to
dat baby , " said the Dutchman. "Veil , I bade
you 1 llgyou In fife minutes. "
"Well , you won't lick mo at all , nt nil , "
said the plucky little Irishman.
A ring was soon formed In n back room , a
referee chosen and both put up $1,0(0 ( each.
Before the fight commenced the Irishman
said ! " 1 will take any reasonable bets that I
lick him in thirty minutes. " Everybody
thought h.m cruzy , nnd everybody wanted to
bet him. He got nil ports of bets a to 1 ,
nnd in some cases ho bet oven
money. Betting ran high ; from $100 to
toOO by each individual. The fight com-
mcncedr , nnd it was n bloody light from
first to last. It Was clearly seen that the
Irishman was the better scicnccd of the
two. The fight lasted twcnty-fivo minutes
when , with n well directed blow , straight
from the shoulder , the Irishman doubled
the Dutchman up In the corner. When time
was called he did not respond. The Irish
man walked carelessly out of the saloon ,
taking with him my $100 , a clear winner of
&jl/0 ( , not counting the Dutchman's ' $1,000. I
saw them twice on the same trip afterward ,
once In San Antonio nnd once in Laredo ,
lighting , as usual , aim each time the Dutch
man was "licked. " Why shouldn't he , when
ho got more than a 1,000 for each "licking. "
When I met them In Laredo I "twigged"
their game. They both traveled together ,
but ns strangers. In each town they would
select the "moneyed" sporting resort , nnd
would meet there as strangers , kick up a row
between themselves , and offer to fight for
any amount of money. Of course the bets
were in most every instance miulo by the
Irishman on himself , nnd every time ho
walked away with the cash. Oh , yes I I got
mv HOO back and f503 more they gave monet
not to "squeak. "
At the annual meeting of Minnesota Di
vision Travelers' Protective association of
the United States the following were elected
ofllccrs for the ensuing year : President
James F. Jordan , St. Paul ; vice president ,
W. C. March , MInncaiKills ; secretary , C. II.
Brooks , St. Paul ; delegate to the annual con
vention In Minneapolis in June , J. F. Jordoii.
Indications are that the June convention will
result in the largest gathering of C. T.'s over
held in the United States.
The Coining , Convention.
The convention of the T. P. A. , that is to
be held in Minneapolis from the 10th to the
22nd of this month , bids fair to be one of es
pecial interest to ajl tile traveling men of the
country and especially'to those of the west
ern part of the trade. 'The ' meeting is for
the discussion of bettor modes of business
amonir the men who are on the road nud for
the general advancement of their interests
and comfort ns well as pie business and trade
ot their respective houses. This convention
is of so grcut importance that the state asso
ciations Texas and Colorado are sending
largo delegations to It "to " see that their in
terest are well represented. The delegations
will travel together and are making arrange-
incuts to imy the OTiiaht boys _ & visit while
ou their way. Every dffort will 06 rr.S'Je by _
the local knights of the grip to entertain
their western and southern friends while
thov are in the city. Omaha and Nebraska
will also send a large delegation to the con-
vention-to look after the wholesale and trav
eling men's interests of this state aud city.
A Ijife Insiiruiioo Scheme.
The Wisconsin Commercial Travelers' as
sociation has recently been organized. The
organization is mutual in character , paying
accident and death indemnity only. The for
mer nt the rate of $15 per week , not to ex
ceed fifteen weeks , thr latter a sum equal to
? ' ) per capita of members in good standing nt
the time of accidental death , but limited to
the sum of W.OOU. .
Grntcst Knee on Record.
It is seldom that twenty-seven traveling
men strike one small town at the same time
but such was the case last Friday night nt
lied Oak , la. While the boys were debating
what would bo the order of the evenings
entertainment in the prohilition town they
concluded to attend the Indian show at the
ball ground. The great war dance scene nnd
the thought of all being in Omaha over Sun
day so enthused the boys that a foot race was
suggested for which , there was soon twenty-
seven entries. Thcro are no doubt twenty-
seven Bi'perato stories told as to
who won that race and how ho
won it but the first man to rclato the
great event to THE Bui ! man gets the credit
of winning the cigars that were at stake and
the championship of western Iowa. W. F.
Wilsou. of the Aldcn vinegar company , of
St. Louis , was the only traveling man pres
ent who did not enter the race. Ho had been
in Hcd Oak three weeks sick from the effects
of his commodity nnd was not able to enter
the lists. Ho was chosen the starter , referee
nnd time keeper of the event. The start was
mndo after u few sewings and a Mr. Hill , of
Burlington , came under the wire first. His
right to the cigars thut were up , and the an
nouncing of himself winner was not disputed
by live of the mon who were in the race and
ho was no doubt the winner. W. M , Holl-
ingsworth , of St. Joseph , representative of
Neubcrgcr's millinery house , was undisputed
second. Hall , of the McCosh iion and stcclo
company , of Burlington , held a prominent
place among the men at the finish. Hawley ,
of Pcoria , made a good start but fell by the
wayside. His coauhcr claimed that ho hud
been sick and was not in shape to run.
There was o no Omaha man In the race ,
whoso iinmo could not bo learned. Ho rep
resents a hide ) and tallow house , The boys
suy hu was making a good showing In the
dash until a white horse appeared on the
giomtd and ho became red headed then and
stooped to rest. He will no doubt deny this
story , The boys uro unanimous in the ono
opinion that it was the greatest race on re
cord. They say they did not keep the tlmo
and will not enter the record nirahist the win
ner's name. The boys all spent Sunday in
Lost IliK Sample Cnse.
Will Clonston , of Garneau Bros. , the
Omaha cracker bakers , was pretty warm ono
day last week , says the j3t. Paul Globe , and
natuially , too. Ho was on the train coming
up tfoui Mankato , mid at thut place a fellow
tourist got oft in a hurry , taking with him
Will's gripsack. The mistake wus discovered
when the owner reached St. Paul , and ho
cent a telegram back to Mankato in regard
to the missing article. To his disgust it was
returned to him with an accumulation of express -
press charges which incensed Will considerably -
ably , who expressed himself pretty forcibly
to the effect that the purlolncr of his grip
might have been generous enough to return
it with the charges paid. Hereafter , though ,
it will require considerable effort to obtain
Will's grip , for ho has purchased a chain
similar to those used on trusty watch dogs ,
and ho will attach this to the side of his berth
or seat in the car on which he travels ,
. It cost $2,000 to furnish the Traveling
Men's association rooms at St. Paul.
R. J , Franklin , formerly of the Crane
Bro. manufacturing company , has accepted
d position with the United States Wind En
gine aud Pump company.
The Colorado division of the Travelers'
Protective association inado A great display
in the Colorado-Texas celebration in Dover
recently. Nearly three hundred meu were
in line In the parade.
A. D..For , formerly of Rockford , III. , isow
STYLES AND ECONOMY ,
If you have not yet bought your Summer Suit you are the gainer. Competition nud
bad weather have lowered the price of the finest goods and oven the most economically
inclined if he knows where to buycau dress -orell and not go beyond the amount ho feola
ho can afford to spend.
We have made a deep cut in prices and you now have a chance of buying the finest
Suits in our stock at one-third less than early in the season. It ia a genuine and severe
reduction from honest prices , and every visitor will find it so. "Wo cannot mention all
the Suits that are marked down and can not enumerate all the bargains wo are offering.
You couldn't tell by seeing Suits advertised at so and so much whether they are cheaper
or not. The only way is to investigate. See the Suits in our window. Come in and
oiamine them ; they speak for themselves better than any advertisement can do.
LIGHT SUMMER CLOTHING.
i good as any $5.00 garment.Vcalsoslipv a splendid linco Seersuckers at tlie same price U
Vest. No cheap trash , but grol goods , which will keep color aud arc honestly made. Another big bargain in the
line o Summer Clothing is the fine , genuine-Mohan Coat and Vest venro ottering nb $2.50. You could not buy
that Coat nnd Vest anywhere else for less than $1.00 , and AVC doubt if yon can gob it for that.
Summer Neckwear is almost given away. These of our old Qitstomera who remember
the sensation wo caused last year with our 25c a dozen Scarfs , will bo pleased to hear that
we have them again this season ; larger shapes and finer patterns. To new customers wo
will say that they are just such Scarfs as every store sells for no less tlyin lOc or 15c a piece
Wo sell you a whole dozen for 25c. Only one dozen to a customer at a time.
One Price Only. No Deviation.
Corner I4th and Douglas Streets. Omaha.
representing Sloan , Johnson & Co. In the
South Platte country , will locate l\ls family
in Ashland about June 1. Then , boys , look
out , or the sly old fox will steal the orders.
W. II. Allen , late of New York , now doing
the South Platte for M. E. Smith & Co. , is
treading air on account of heavy trade und
the expectations of Mrs. A. Joining the 1st of
Juno. May your smile grow large.
Sam Lelnnd , ot the flrm of Tychsen & Leland
land , of Lincoln , who hud his foot blown off
by the explosion of o steam boiler sorno
months aso , is again ou the road. Although
badly crippled ho manages to get around
among his trade.
Omaha's Sunday Guests.
As is customary with the traveling fra
ternity they drifted into the city yesterday in
large numbers nud put up at the principal
The arrivals at the Poxton were : Robert
Dunlap , Now York ; "W. A. Duncop , New
York ; F. Kramer , New York ; C. W. Todd ,
Now York ; T.A.Scott , New York ; W. A.
Marsh ; Now York ; O.K. Hull , New York ;
( T. B. Hard , New York ; I. B. Ethlezer , Now
York ; Miss VVs2HNew ! ! York ; Miss Draper ,
New York ; William Uhleman , New York ;
FraniErbrit , Now York ; Jacobltuppert , jr. .
New York ; Kudolph Shafer.Ncw York ; Dovid
Leibinan.New York ; H. J.WcbberNow York ;
W. Grcenrugh , Now York ; M. H. Brandon ,
Now York ; A. A. Howlltt , New York ;
George H. Bartlett , New York ; Fred II.
Hamilton , New York ; D. B. Carr , New
York ; A. M. Barns , New York ; H. L. C.
Uosahill , New York ; N. H. Farlton , Now
York ; E. H. Titchevcr , New York ; George
A. Ballard , New York ; H. Abies. New
York ; John C. Moher , jr. , Now York ; W.
II. Ilayden aud wife , New York ; U. II.
Laird , New York ; L. Dohlman. Now York ;
M. K. Sherwood , Chicago ; Charles Case ,
Chicago ; Hobcrt Maney , Chicago ; J. M.
Bent Smi wife' Chicago ; A. Stern , Chicago ;
M. P. Haywood , Chicago ; T. U. Black , Ch -
F. J. Ilocd Chicago
cage ; L. Donald , Chicago ; ,
cage ; O. B. Hutchins , Chicago ; George W.
Gray , Chicago ; N. L. Barmore , Chicago ; N.
Kramer , Chicago ; Gcorgo P. Carpenter ,
Chicago. W. B. MoElroy , Chicago ; W. B.
Barney , Chicago ; George II. Smith ,
wife and daughter , Chlcaco ; A. M.
Barnhart , Chicago ; Louis Newman , Chicago ;
J. C. Smith. ChicoRO ; Charles H. Connor ,
Chicago ; cSiarles W. Waitc , Chicago : C. H.
Smith , Chicago ; S. Sawyer nnd wife , Chicago
cage ; Miss Grace Gurrett , Chicago ; Charles
J. Miller , Chicago ; J. F. Wares , Chicago ;
J. F. Hogan , Chicago ; H. S. Sproal , Chicago
cage ; J. II. Muldoon , Chicago ; T. S. Slack ,
Chicago ; D. K. Tcnny , Chicago ; W. P.
Cox , Chicago ; F. L. Allen , Chicago ; O.
H. Lambert , Chicago ; G. Welstnch ,
Chicago , C. A. Gttiiick , Chicago ;
E. F. Swift. Chicago ; John W. Dickinson ,
Chicago ; J. H. True , Chicago ; W. F. Adams ,
Chicago ; S. R. Howell , Chicago ; S. L
Davm , Chicago ; C. E. Van Voorlns , Chicago ;
John H. Hanly , St. Louis ; Gcorgo H. Brush ,
St. Louis ; J. Yager , St. Louis ; . O. L.
Pcimiugtou , St. Louis ; H. E. Cook , St.
Paul , Minn. ; W. G. Sclbald , Rochester , N.
Y. ; George C. Weber , Buffalo , N. "i. ;
R. Henderson , San Francisco , CM. ;
B. WillianiF , Boston ; F. H. Morse , Boston ;
Gcorgo Snow. Bdltimoro ; C. B. Oliver ,
Milwaukee ; C , F. Leigh , Boston ; G. W.
Howell , Atchlsou ; E. B. Lunc , bt. Louis ;
J. H. Colburn , Boston ; James Bailey , Little
Falls , N. Y. ; Charles E. Fisher , Rhode Isl
and ; W. B. Meyers , Rhode Island ; J. L.
Mlsi Mnrio Wilson , San Francisco ; Miss
Laura McDonald , Sail Francisco ; W. W.
Hall , Rochester ; A. Beer. Philadelphia ; J.
S. Dixon , Kansas City ; W. R. Jones , Mis
souri Valley , la. ; George Bryant , Shenan-
donli , la. ; A. F. Biggins , Dixou , 111. ; J. A.
Williamson , Terre Haute , Ind.
The Millard arrivals were ; M. S. Jaeger ,
Now York ; G , W. Calhoun , Now Jfork ; W.
G. ICuno , Milwaukee ; W. F. Adams , Chicago -
cage ; D , P. Donelson , Chicago ; U.S. Shields ,
Chicago ; L. H. Taylor , Springfield , Mass. ;
A , K , Dickson , Cohoes , N. Y. ; J. II. Free-
land , Boston ; J. MoLaughlin , Cedar Rapids ;
J. J. Cromwell , Philadelphia ; J. A. Rlckor ,
ChicagoJ. ; M. Brown , Now York ; O , B ,
Sturkwather , Chicago ; J. C. Lincoln , St.
Joe , Mo ; C. B. Pormenter , Grand Rapids ,
MichC ; W. Fredenberg , Chicago ; W. W.
Muiray , Buffalo ; J. S. Barth , St. Joe ; V. P.
Roberts , Kansas City ; C. H. Smith , Now
YorkJ.S.AdlerChicaoS.KompnerCliicago ; ( ;
Thomas H. Larko , MUsouri Valley , la. ; J ,
C Kagan , Topclm , Kan. ; F. K. Hewitt , Now
York ; E. H. Gllmoro , Chicago ; A , Shilling-
N. Jacobsen , Now York ; O. H. Limbcrt ,
Chicago ; R. B. Bush , Columbus , Ind ; G. W.
Schodde , St Paul , Minn ; H W. Quistou ,
Xenla , Ohio ; H. Simon , New York ; George
Spangenberg , Boston1 , C. Dobrincr ,
St. Joe , Mo. ; B. G. KIWIS. Now
York ; A. C. Enrle , Philadelphia ;
W. M. Fairbien , Now York ; C.S. Gallagher ,
Chicago ; H. R. Welts , St. Louis , Mo. ; Will-
lam A. McCallum , Cincinnati , O. ; T. D. Ed
wards , Cleveland , O. ; R. H. Hawkins , Al
bany , N. Y. ; William O'Connor , St. Louis ,
Mo , ; S A. orrell , NowYojk ; W.M.Bry
ant , Chicago ; H. H. Browning , St. Paul ; J.
K. Sawln , Chicago ; A. Goldschmidt , New
York ; C. B. Howard , Chicago ; R. R Ropon-
ntng , Chicago ; W. H. Snider , Chicago ; C. A.
Winans , New York ; P. R. Chapman , Chicago
cage ; J. Wileox , Now York ; M. B. Roberts.
Now York ; S. N. Watson , Now York ; P.iul
Gruber. Kauias City , Mo. ; W. T. Ossood ,
coed , Boston ; L. Lillio. Philadelphia ; W. H.
Patriarche , Si. Louis , Mo.
Both , are
tion , by
Hosiery and Shoes.
I was in a State street shoo store yes
terday , says a writer in the Chicago
Mail , when two ladies seated them
selves and asked to bo shown shoes , of
course. A moment later ho came to the
proprietor , with whom I was talking ,
and said : "Sho has while hose. " The
proprietor made a reply that I did not
quite understand , and the clerk departed -
parted , I returned to ask why it was
that the clerk had made such an ob
servation. "It is one of the tricks of
our trade , " answered the head
of the concern. "A woman
who will wear white hosiery
don't wear fine shoes. You can gam
ble on that every time and win. So wo
know nhaut what class of goods to show
her and thus save time. I don't know
whether you know it or not , ns such
matters do not interest ontsidcrs. but
we can tell by the sort of hosiery a
woman wears what-jn-ico shoes she wants
Now. take a woman who wears black
silk hosiery , or black balbriggan she
wants the very best shoe , ns a rule , that
thcro is in the house. I have made a
Slydy of this for years , and I am away
up on uho subject I can toll you. An
other thing I have noticed a woman
who wcars.black hosiery generally has
small feet. That reminds mo that the
average foot of the Chicago lady I
mean good stock , the aristocrats is not
small , but long and slender. "
"Can't eat , x thing. " Hood's Sarsaparilla -
arilla is a wonderful medicine for creat
ing an appetite , regulating digestion ,
and giving strength.
Cremation In Hfn.ni.
The intelligence comes from Siam
via the Pall Mall , that "tho cremation
of the two sons of the king , which was
'celebrated' at the end of February ,
was n ceremony eclipsing in magnifi
cence even that of the Icing's uncle ,
whoso body was cremated last year. On
that occasion the chief features of the
proceedings were illustrated in. n Lon
don pictorial weekly , but thp present
occasion seems to pass unnoticed. For
lifteon days Bangkok was given up to
revelry. No work was done , and such
amusements as fireworks , illuminations
and interminable dramatic perform
ances were provided nightly and Kept
up till 2 or a o'clock a. m. The build
ing in which the cremation was ef
fected had been erected ut a cost ex
ceeding $250.000 ; a fact which , as it is
bolng demolished , as having served its
purpose , shows muniilconco , if not ex
travagance. Externally this 'promano'
presented the appearance of a palace of
gold , BO gorgeous was its ornamenta
tion ; anil internally its chief feature
was the electric lights with which it
was illuminated throughout. There
were two separate cremation days dur
ing the fortnight , and the final proccH-
siou of each was so long that it occupied
over an hour in passing a fixed point.
Siamese funerals may be expensive cer
emonies , but at least they cannot be
culled lugubrious. "
"Newport News. "
A man who limped up the entrance to
the Monitor nnd Merrimac cyclorama
recently , says the Chicago Mail , told
Visschor , the lecturer there , that ho
wafa Buffering "monst'oufl with the rhcti-
inntiz. " Ho stayed a long tlmo , pleased
with the thrilling work , but ut last
withdrew , declaring that lie would like
to stay longer , only ho was afraid the
water and innrHhoH about there would
increase his ailment. Ho was aston
ished thut the lecturer didn't have the
"rhoumutlz" awfully , because ho spent
so much \irao in the vicinity. People
who vifait the cyclorama are impressed
with the idea that they are act
ually looking at Hampton roads
and the mouth of the James
river from Newport News. Speaking
of Newport News the lecturer sometimes
tolls in his discourse a fact about the
manner in which the place got its name
which is interesting and not widely
known nowadays. In the early settle
ment of Virginia the colonists at James
town were suffering for many of the
necessities of lifo and Lord Newport
promised to send ships from England
with the much needed supplies. The
colonibts waited anxiously and in sus-
: ) oiibe many weeks. Finally a delega
tion was sent to a point at the mouth of
the James to , wult the coming of the
ships and while there two of the wel
come vessels arrived. Here having
first received news from Lord Newport
the place was named Newport Nowsnn.d
has been so called over since. A view
of the place , a village at the time of the
light between the ironclads , now a >
nourishing little city , is given in the
Monitor and Morrimac cvclorauia.
Its superior excellence proven in millions ot
homc'i ' for more than ft quarter of a century , jj
Is used by the United States OovarnmSntEU
clorsed by the heads ot tlui grout nnlverMttes as
t he BtroiiROst , purest nnd most healthful. Ur.
Trico's Cream llakini ; I'owdur does not contain
ammonia , Hmo or alum. Sold only In cana.
1'IUCIi HAKINO I'OWUKU OO. .
New York. Chicago. St. Loulfl.
The largett , fi lc t Had incut in tlio uorlfl.
VatBonxar accommodations unexcelled.
Mew If crU to tJImirmv lii Loudnn < li > t-i-v
ANCnoiUA . .1UKE fltll I FlIIlNE SIA.JI.VE30th |
DBVOWA . Ju.sKltitb ETHIOPIA
ClIlCAHSIA . J UNES1J | AltClIOKIA. . JULY lltb
NnurYoniCTO Mvcni-oor , .
TboColelmttcii I Larncitnnil flneU I'us- l JUNE nth
Htcamililu dungcr summer in Jill , Tilth
CITV W UOMi : | the World. I A UU. Bill
Haloon pninauo to filfl'KOw , Derrr. Liverpool. Itolfml
or Queoiistown.f.OOnnil upn rd per ( lluiituw Htunio-
or . ftuund uiinnnls lorCltr of Home. Buctmd-clasa
flu , Itctuni ticket * ntreducel rates rondo nvallnblo
lor either routn , otlerluK uicur lonl U thu orUlleijo
of teeing Iho North nnd Houtli of Ireland , the Rivers
Mcraojranrt pIctmosquoGlydo. r5U'crut , ' fil. Anchor
I.lno dnil tH puyahlu frcu or onuruo. told nt luwest
rates , | or booc ot tours , tickets or lurther luforuiif
tlun apply to
HENDEHON BROS. , 72 La Sallo St. , Chicago.
Or lo any of our local uncut * . -vs.tr
A rare'i'DOiirelntLl cbmftotintrttTat curt * w Jienall elaa fal
11atcui ltb0 worst caaeiof Couxti.WooJclAinKB , * - ' " "
n.lnwjiiariUns.KshauiUoa. ( A * , at in
The Bafugt. surest < uul beet euro for Corn K. Uunlojis ,
Htoitt all iwlii * Knsuius comfort to th fuel. Kt-rcr fallj
to cure , id cunts nt Ui-uceUU. HUOOJC & Co , W , V.
GOLD MEDAL PARIS EXPOSITION 1S1I.
THE MOST PERFECT OP PENS.
lilc G his given snlTr
nl eatlsttctlon In lln
euro ut Oonorrhcc * nd
Oleet. I prescribe Itftnd
feel ( ale ID recommend ,
lui It to all auOercri.
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Docilur , III.
Irr Bold b/
SUCCESS IN SPECULATION ,
A NiU'OUKThu : jiioit ruiapletu over pub
lishedileroteilto the purchase anil Bile of stocks ,
bond * , etc. Decisions of thu court ! ) regarding
stock bides , In oVurs ttuil bucket bliops , juanlpu *
latlun of the Block nmiVtt , causes of liiiulc , etc ,
Jiaiv , when , and \\lml to nuicliuhu ami toll ,
aid on lecelpt ot 50c. , by the
i'UBUSUING CO. , Allwuy , N. Y.
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