Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 05, 1888, Page 7, Image 7
in I > jWMHn 'raiiy i iriiiii > > in fK igi iff fj.j..g g i n _ jfvW " p * * lvJi s"Wri ' "sr" " ' THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNJTAY AUGUST 5. 18S8.-TWELVE PAGES. \ DIAMONDS Watches and Diamonds Found in Tea and Coffee A Novel Way of In troducing Goods. The names of all persons finding diamonds mends , watches , etc. , are added to this lint daily. The Overland Tea company of San Franciscohavo , refitted the store , 220 S. 14th St. , near Farimm , Omaha , and in order to introduce their goods , this company put for GO days , souvenirs iu every can of toaand colt'oo sold bitch as solid gold , silver and nickel watches , also genuine diamonds , in solid gold setting ; also money , and many other articles of less value. Every can con tains a bouvonlr. The colTco , can and contents weigh about throe pounds ; the tea , can and contents about one and a half pounds. This expensive and novel way of advertising will bo discontinued after CO days , and these really choice goods will be sold strictly on their mer its but without , the souvenir. Of course every purchaser must not expect to got a diamond or watch. This company claim that they have just ns good u right to give away watches , diamonds or other jewelry and money ns their com petitors have to give away glassware , chromes , etc. Got up a club. Those who got uj ) a club order most always got a hund&omo present. Orders by mail promptly forwarded to all parts of the United States on receipt of cash or post- ofllco order. Terms : Single can 91 ; six for S3 ; thirteen for $10 , and twonty-sov- on for $20. Address Overland Tea Co. , Omaha , Nebraska. Mr. William Tail , Twenty-ninth and Grant streets , stem winding and stem setting watch ; Miss Mary Ennowold , Cunnnings street , can money ; B. fen Redmond , North Eighteenth streetdia mend ring ; Frank Lnrkln , Farnam street , Eolid hunting case gold watch in tea ; W. F. Creary , Cass street , silver berry dish ; Alfred Johnson , Fourteenth : street , cluster diamond ring in tea ; John Ilymcs , Council Bluilscan money ; Lllllo Burkhnrt , Douglass street , 820 gold coin In tea ; J. W. Foster , Cuss fitreot , silver pickle castor ; Fred Stan- berg , Council Bluffs , silver live bottle castor ; L. T. Wolloy , Thirtieth street > , can money ; Henry Ashton , Fifteenth street , solitaire diamond ring Miss Sadie Rotholz , with Falconers , diamond ring ; Mr. II. M. McGrew , > Council BlutTs , can money ; John 5 : Whltoly , California street , ladies hunt ing case gold watch in tea , Elgin move ment ; Edith Howard. Douglas street , silver butter dish ; Robert Stolndlor > , Tenth street , solid gold ring , combina tion diamond ruby and sapphire Eotting ; Mrs. Kate Mulonoy > , South Nineteenth street , dia- . mqnd ring ; Eva Bradley , Davenport street , silver pickle castor ; W. J. Byrnes , of TUB BEK , oolitalro diamond ' ring ; Frank Percy , North Twenty-sixth street , silver fruit stand ; J. F. Sickle , Twonty-'fo'urth and Dorcas , ' Bto.m wlnd * and mom setting watch. WHISPERS FROM SPIRIT LAKE , Where Some Orenhans Enjoy Tholr Dolce far Nlonto. SUMMER DAYS AT THE ORLEANS. The Ilcgattn The Don't-yoit-Knows 1'lny Ilnso Unit Iowa's Summer Ilcaort Free null Easy nml Cool. . Si'JitiT LAKE , la. , July 28. Six years ago two railroads came racing through this part of the world , each straining to bo the ilr t to reach and take posses sion of a narrow strip of land between Spirit Lake and Lake Okoboji. It was in the palmy days of Fargo , when she confidentially told the world that she intended to be the "future great" of the northwest , and the Burlington , Cedar Rapids & Northwestern railway was pointed that way. The jealous Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul under took to head olT Its neighbor , and shot out a branch toward the coveted isth mus. The Cedar Rapids road had lee good a start , however , won the race and took possession of the valuable goal. The Milwaukee stopped short in the middle of nowhere , and ran weekly trains , woods permitting. After sev eral years of hesitation it crawled into the town of Spirit Lake by another route. The Cedar Kap'tds road reached Worthington , in southern Minnesota , when the bottom fell out of the Fargo boom , or it was run into the ground and broken off short -you take your choice of metaphor without extra charge. The road stopped at Worthington , and that little country town has reached the dignity of supporting a lunch counter. This railroad is like ono of those little green worms that humps its way through the world. When it reaches a jumping olT place it humps its back , roars on one end and paws the air with the other in search of a now route. If unsuccessful , it backs track and gets oil boniowhoro on the side. Like the wise little worm the railroad wont twenty miles bouth of Worthington , spit on its hands for a fresh grip and started for Bismarck. That town had captured the territorial capital , and for several months was a city of great expectations , but its boom Rationed out. and the railway stopped ut Watortown to catch Its breath , which seems to bo still a-coming. The Cedar Rapids road has other discouraged branches of the same sort , and they all hang over the ragged edge. Like every other western railway in its construction qrn , this road imrt a town site ring. They thought they saw a bonanza in building n big summer hotel at Spirit Lake anil selling high priced lots for cottages. The railroad thought it could get a long haul of 323 miles from Burlington by enticing southerners to the hike , and it selected the name Hotel Orleans as a bait for the patriotism of the south. The hotel came but the southerners did not. The patronage of this resort comes chielly from Iowa and eastern Nebraska , with Kansas City and St. Louis represented , and it is a fact that so largo a business bus thus been diverted as to cau o the closing of ono or two of the Minnotonka hotels. This is ono of the many illus trations of the instability of summer hotel trade. The Orleans is this season under the management of Mr. Horace Lohuid , a member of the noted hotel family of that namo. Ho was discovered run ning a country house atSibloyin north western Iowa. How ho came to stray out here and got lost gossip doth not re late. The Orleans is a mixture of tav ern ami-seaside hotel. The cake bask ets have to do service for so many tables that it is never safe for a person to de lay his attentions to them , and a print ed time table for the traveling sugar bowls is a convenience not provided The uncertainty of this sort of browsing is trying to nervous natures which have been brought hero to bo freed of fret and annoyance. The art of grab may bo cultivated with benefit to one's peace of mind. Fish are abundant in the lakes , and are frequently served on the table If the angling guests have good luck. The waiters are white men , who are re- niiirkablo for the number of orders they attempt to fill , and the number of dishes they succeed in forgetting. The charges are seaside. Ono of the ndul- tions of this year is a tax of 25 cents for wheeling a trunk to the railroad plat form , a distance of perhaps 200 feet. Ice water is still furnished without extra , charge. Time and experience may cor rect these faults. The railroads provide every convenience to attract travel. The Elkhorn line is running a through sleeping car between its Omaha depot and the hotel hero. The names hero are confusing to n- stranger. Spirit Lake is but ono of a chain of several lakes , but the name is applied to the whole locality. Spirit is approximately round , with n diameter or Hvo miles. It is four feet higher than Okoboji , though but two or three hun dred yards distant , and the two nrocon- noctc'd by a small canal. One can ride on West and East Okoboji a distance of twelve or llftoen miles if the boat is lucky and doesn't got stuck in the mud of "tho narrows. " The Orleans Is locat ed on the Isthmus between Spirit Lake : and Okoboji , and it is a mile and a half from the town of Spirit Lake , which is on Okoboji , and not on the shore of its namesake. The hotel has a postollleo called Minnie. Mail in .si tended for friends at the Orleans iis liable to delay if addressed to Spirit Lake. There is no town about the ho tel. It is a little world in itself. No well regulated western lake would think of doing business without a Hrst-clnss legend , and of course this locality is not behind in that respect. The myth relates the drowning of t..n t.a young bravo who had boon crossed In love. It also tolls how the spirits of the departed lovers periodically bobbed up ' serenely and paddled about in a canoe of moonshine or something equally sub stantial. Then If you want boliu facts you may cross the lake to Aunt Sotno- bodyorothor , who , for a consideration , will toll you of her experiences and E,1. sorvatlons in the Spirit lake massacre. She will describe with artistic embel . lishment the Indian method of braining ' children , and will do her best to give you your money's worth of horror. The lakes are pretty , not grand nor majestic , and not strikingly pictur esque. They lill depressions in a high table land. A fringe of forest adds beauty , and away beyond the tree tops ono sees miles of as fair fields as sun ever kissed or God over smiled upon. The lakes have no visible supply or outlet. Tnolr water is sup posed to come chiotly from springs , PId theory that would account for the cold streaks a person encounters when in bathing , There are many hunters' lodges , the survivors of niito-rnllroad days , in which accommodations can ha found cheap , both in price and quality. The wooded shores are dotted with the tents of 'scores pf camping parties , but the center of fashionable life is at the Orleans. People come hero for rest and com fort , and , strangely enough for Una world of disappointments , they pot it. The gaily colored railroad folders may be misleading In picturing yellow water and blue foliage , but they toll with Hn- nc-'ing fondness and loving iteration ot the altitude and the coolness of tills place , and for once they do not stretch the truth unreasonably. The very ther mometer Itself is too In/y to bo ambitious , inat and botwccn the two Inlccs ono gets the ministering breath of every hrco/.o that may stir out of doors. Unconventional ity has let itself loose , and the flannel shirt ; blooms in great abundance and variety. At the table it touches elbows with the aristocratic claw hammer , and even the women are appropriating It for waists. Ultra fashionable life with Its burden of dress and for , mality , Is compressed -within the limits of Wednesday and Saturday evenings and the ball-room. For style there : is a mid-day lunch and a G o'clock dinner. The head waiters exemplify the niceties of "good form" by wearing four-button cutaways at the earlier meals and full dross for dinner. With such line distinctions in ovory-.day life this locality can hardly bo lumped oil with the rowdy west. Instead of trying to out-dress or out- dude each other , the sensible western ers boat , bathe , llsh , yacht , read , sing , play 1 > ! ball , tennis and billiards or make love. Of course there is ono woman whoso numerous gowns the curious of her sex are trying to count , and occa sionally a masher lilts across the field of observation , but they are conspicuous by their lonesomonoss. Of course no resort is complete without a belle who is pointed out as the catch of the season. This year the distinction fell to Miss Minnie Hawk , of Nebraska City. The belle of the bcason is Miss Childs , of Kansas City , charming in person and manners. Among the younger neoplo Miss Marguerite Williams ana Miss Grace Himcbaugh , of Omaha , are the favorites. Spirit lake has a line sandy bench near the hotel , and bathing parties are of daily occurrence. It scorns to re quire the aggregated courage and countenance of a company of friends to induce the modest western belle to make herself a study in hosiery and arms for the male specta tor , wlio is always on hand. Major Wilson of Fort Omaha has proven himself lobe ono of the strongest swimmers , but ho can't climb into a yacht. Last year an enterprising Ger man from Davenport erected on the beach n structure which a Hying streamer proudly proclaimed a "sani tarium. " It had suits and dressing rooms for bathers , and beer for every body. Ono of the door's was labelled with a docior's name , and the place was smart with brussels carpets and uphol stered furniture. But the prohibitionists had a virtuous spasm and shut on"tho beer supply. The place is stripped of gay trappings this season , and dooa legitimate bathing house business. The thirsty have to depend on the wine room of the hotel , a share of whoso con tents maybe obtained by the initiated. If that mipnly should fail , ono may cross the lake , step over the line into Minnesota , and there ho will find a lonesome building , with a variety of liquids. The second rogntta day opened with a rain storm , and disclosed tlio resources which visitors have within themselves for solf-entortainmont. Summer novels came forth quicker than mushrooms. Elsewhere were parties playing heartsmuch abused progressive euchre , billiards and other games. Among the wielders of the cue was a number of ladies. A party of young people made u ] ) an impromptu inusicnlo nt the little chapel , an Institution that was secured by the personal canvass of Mrs. C. J. Ivos , of Cedar Rapids , la. , the wife of the president of the railroad. The chapel soon filled up with older listeners. Mr. O. C. Holmes , of Omaha , officiated ns master of ceremonies , and Miss Himo- baugh acted as accompanist. Miss Williams , of Omaha , was ono of the bright particular stars , and ren dered a number of humorous songs to the delight of aiv , enthusiastic audi ence. "The Prodigal S-jn , " "Tho Day Played Base Ball. " "Donnernboeh's Sausage Machine , " etc. . were exceed ingly amusing. Miss Williams has a voice of peculiar quality but very sweet , and accompanies herself on the guitar. She is in great demand in the evening , when the tired resortors gather on the verandas in groups and lill the night air with melody. Among the many singers were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Troynor , of Council Bluffs , both line vocalists. The Englishman from the Lo Mars colony Is hero about a score of him. Ilo brought along his llannols , with the trowsor legs turned up at the bottom. And ho didn't his forgot brier-root pipe or his skull cap with peaks looking both ways for Sunday , nor his "Don't vou know. " Ho has a line physique , and is constantly on till go , either bathing , walking , yachting , riding , playing ten nis or baseball. The national game is not his strongest hold. Ho has not bolvcd the mysteries of curved pitching , and dodges the curves. The round stick is too small for him to lind the ball. Ho forgets that ho hasn't a cricket bat ns broad ns n plank , and un consciously tries to bunt the ball. Ho attempts draw hits and makes a vi cious leg hit at a wild pitch that threat ens to send a foul half way across the lake. "Dum this game , " ho says in disgust , "if I hit at the ball the umpire calls it a strike , and if I don't hit at it ho calls it , a strike , " and the poor follow is fanned out before ho gets over his amn/.omont. Tlio English man Hocks by himself , and in his ilan- nols , pipe in mouth and hands in pockets , adds plcturesquuncss and color to the scone. His broad accent is very pleasing and has many good natured mimics. Ho appears at dinner in evening - ing dress , and conducts himself as a gentleman. If ho has any of the snob bish superiority or boorish insolence of the average Britisher , when traveling through this big. raw country , ho has sense enough to keep it to himself. At least a casual observation of two or three daysdld not discover any indica tion ! ) of the kind. Regatta week is the great event of the season here. The Iowa rowing associa tion is un amateur ntfair in the strictest sense. The boating clubs are filled with clerks and young business men and lliuro 1ms been no taint of pro fessionalism in the regattas. The annual meeting is intended to ho a social reunion as much as n sporting event , and Spirit lake affords un- cqualod facilities for the purpose. Friends of the oarsmen will comonoro who would not go elsewhere , and many now time their vacations BO as to attend the regatta. The yearly ball is another of the conspicuous events hero. An application for membership from the "Omaha club of Manawa" received fa vorable action by the executive commit tee last spring , but the club has not yet joined the association. Speaking of the regatta , ono Omaha young lady re ceived tipa on the races from a boating friend , and won throe pairs of gloves , one pair of shoes and two boxes of candy. Who ? Guess. Among the Omahnna who have boon hero during the week , some of them for long stays , are the following : Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Ilimebaugh and daughter Grace , Mr. and Mrs. Milton Rogers and their sons Herbert and William , Mrs. L. B. Williams at d daughter Marguer ite , Mr. and Mrs. Oacur Williams , Mr. GO'S FREE FROM DRUGS , UNADULTERATED , HONEST ; A ten cent cigar for five cents. "All Straight Havana Filler. " For sale by Following named Dealers ; CITY. Aberly II. .T. , No. 213 N. 23th St. Anisliold Ed. , No. 809 S. 10th St. Anthcs Geo. & Co. . No. 322 S. 10th St. Anderson A. , No. 2213 Cuming St. Ask with W. S. , No. 1003 Saunders St. BnrkolowBros. . Union Pacific Depot. Ball I. S.f No. 2705 Lcavunworth. Bell Ed. , No. 1807 Lnko St. Bocht MnxCor. 15th and Ilarnoy. Bonnorll. .T. , Cor. IGthiind Vinton St. Brown A. , No. 2001 Cuming St. Bennett J. S. , Cor. Clnrkand Saundors. Bergen J. E. , No. ! )02N. ) 10th St. Boll B. C. & Co. , 13th and Jackson St. Beaty Clms. , l.'Hh and Lcavenworth St. Brown N. II. , No. 1620 S. 10th St. Brown it Cronk , No. Oil S. llith St. Chandler P. , No. 2 < )20 ) Leavenworth St. Cavnnaugh P. . No. 184 Sowtml St. Conrad Max. 16 , bet. Douglas&Farnam. Cumniings k Murphy , S. 13th St. Gates Bros. , 20th and Walnut. Cajori A. , No. 001 Pierce St. Ciminghiun P. , No. 107 S. 10th St. Crutn & Bishop. Cor. 24th and LakeSts. Dalzell J. A. , No. 115 N. lllth St. Dygort C. A. & Co. . Cor. , ' ! 0 & CorbySt. Engelman R. , No. 421 S. 15th St. drnneisco G. O. & Co. , No. 2200 Farnam. Frank M. J. , C'ozzons House. Floodinnn P. E. < fc Co , , 1 ( > iS : Davenport. Fruolmuf J. I. , No.110 S. 15th St. Fields C. C. , HOth and Cumings St. Fecnan M. J. , Park nvo. Gontbeh F. H. , lOtn and Howard St. Gentleman Win. , cor. Lako&Snundera. Goodman Drug Co. , Farnam St. Gladstone Bros , it Co. , Douglas St. Grosfold E. , No. 1805 St. Mary's avo. Gentlemen it Hunt , No. 601 N. 10th St. Hughes it Evans. No. 1220 Saunders St. Hammond it Co. , No. 121 N. 10th St. IlirtM..No. 1020 S. 10th St. Hnll , Edwards & Co.,271ULoavonworth. Huntzingor J. F. , 1011 St. Mary's nvo. Ilnllnuor F. . No. 009 S. 10th St. Hensell it Klouso , 10th and Farnam. Hess J. G. . No. iW04 Farnam. Hetzoll & Sass , 27th and Cnming St. Kuhn & Co. , 15th and Douglas. Kinslor J. T. . No , 1307 Farnam. Kuhn Fred , No. 010 S. 10th St. Kelly J. A. , No. 151 ! ) Furnnm. Lang A. , 13th and Jackson. Leu/ Christ , No. 418 } S. 10th. St. Lipshit/ . , No. 709 S. 13th. Lind it Christlanton.Clark it SaunUors. Mo.stoollor & Scott , 16th and Vinton. Murphy J. A. , No. 120 N. 10th. Mulligan T. F. , No. 1423 Saundors. Molchur Agt. C. A. , South Omaha. McDonald C. C. , Saundurs & Caldwoll. McLood E. , No. 1824 N. 10th. McKoy C. , South Omaha. NuwM. , No. 000 S. ! ) th , Owen .t Co. , No. 605 N. 10th. Pryor W. A. , No. i301 Park avo. Powell M. B. , 13th and .lackson. Parr M. , No. 423 S. 10th. Prince J. S. , No. 214 N. 15th. Postal D. C. , cor. Blonde and 20th St. Redlo Wm. No. 1800 S. 13th. Ross it O'Hearno , No. 412 N. 10th. TCouther G. , South Onitilia. Kfhliold it Co. , 13. Farnam it Douglas. lUibin it Co. , No. KS05 St. Mary's nvo. Richard Tlonry , Farnam. bet. 10 it 11. Sander A. II. , i-or. Saunders it Cumings Savillo.l. J..No. 1101 N.24th. Spallord T. W. , 13th and Howard. Sjottman ) J. II. , No. 2S12 Lonvenworlh. Distributing Agents-Max IWeyer & Co. , Omaha , Neb. ; also Western Agents for the Seidenberg& Co. Rosa Espanola and Thekla Havana Cigars. B. B. Woods and family , Mrs. Fred Nye and child , Major C. J. Wilson and daughter Gertrude , Mr. Adolph Meyer and family , Mr. J. S. McCormick. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cook and bon Bert. Messrs. A. L. Reed , W. L.McC'ngue , W. J. Hughes. W. II. Clouhton , P. N. Skinner , Harry McCormick , J. A. Strangland , G. G. Wilson , O. C. Holmes andC. N.'DUit/ . In additioifto the above were many on the adjoining lake , the Okobojis. Several irosidents of your city have bought a strip of Okoboji shore and named it Omaha beach. Last year they lived in tents and were known a.s Caihp Omaha , but this season they are housed in attractive cottages. Amen * them nrti/Messrs. / H. T. Clarke , A. M. Clarke , W. E. Clarke , Augustus Pratt and WilHam'Preston , and their fami lies. RoV. A. W. Lamar is also some where on one of the Okobojfs. Among the , other Nebraskans at the lakes this week were : Mr. and .Mr.s. George L. lies , of Norfolk ; Mr. J. L. Pierce , of Norfolk ; . Mr. William Mar shall , of Fremont ; Mrs. Rector and Miss Minnie Hawic , of Nebraska City ; Miss Mao Bryant , of Norfolk. Council BlulVs was represented by the. following : Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Troynor. Dr. George C. Brown , Messrs. ' E. H. Morrinm , Thomas B. Lucey , T. B. Baldwin , Ed Gilbert. J. McCHntock , ! John T. Oliver , Henry C. Atkins , Frank Cook , E. R. Sadler , . ) . Custer , E. E. Ilartand , L. Dodge. Froc to AH. The beautiful picture , "Will They Consent ? " is a large magnificent en graving , printed upon a sheet 19 inches wide by 24 inches long. It is an exact copy of an original pauiting by Kwall , A-hich was Bold for $5,000. This olog.mt picture roi > resent } a youni ; ludy standing in : v baautiful room , surround ed by all that in luxurious , ucir ; a hulf- open door , while the .vouiu ; man , her lovor.is scon in an adjoining room asking the consent of her parents for their daughter in m.irrlaso. The Him interior decorations , toother , with the Bmcor.nl position of the bountiful > trl ! U in keeping with the sentiment of the pieturo. It must IWHUPII to bo npprcci.Uert. This valuable pieturo is ntlin ? to adorn the wall of any ludlea' parlor , and in order to offer an extraordinary Inducement to Intro duce our Wax Starch , this costly picture will bo given iiwity , free to every person purchas ing a small box of Wax Starch. This Htnrch is something entirely now , and is without a doubt the greatest starch inven tion of the nineteenth conturyatleu ( t every body says so tlmt have used it ) . It suporcoiles everything heretofore cd or Vuown to science in the laundry art Unlike any other starch , as it is coated witli pure white wax and chemically prepared upon seientiliu principles by an export in the laundry pro. fcssion who has ha-l year * of pniutiu.il exper ience in fancy lauwlryini ? . It It * the Urstami only starch in the world that makes ironing easy and restores old summer dresses to their natural whiteness , and imparts to linen a beautiful and lasting tlnish. Plenso remember that the present you ro- reivo with euch box of Wax Starch , has never been sold at retail for less than oim dollar. This great offer is only peed for aix weclts , after which the pro < cnt will bo omit ted and the starch sold ut the usual price. Try it nud bo convinced of the whole truth. Ark your grocer for Wax Starch and ob tain this beautiful and costly picture freo. THE WAX STAUGH CO. , Kcokuk , Iowa. The DcinooriitM Munt Let Up. Detroit Free Press : "I want you to come up to the house and arrest my hus band ! " exclaimed n middle-aged woman who called at police headquarters yes terday , t i "Yos'm , What's the trouble with him ? " * "Abusive.JTo has abused mo in the most shameful manner every day for two weeks. " . "Has ho struck you ? " "No , but it's his language. " "Call you names ? " "Not exactly names , butho slurs mo. " "Pleabb bo a little more definite , nw'nm. " "Well , then , I'm a republican and he's a democrat , and ho keeps slurring mo and tut my candidate and party. Ho suya Hariribon is ti fool and Morton is a monopolist , Kind it would make your hair bland uf ) to hoar him go on about nil our prominent men. Every time ho comes into the house ho flings out eomo- thlngabout Elaine or Sherman or Algor and ho has repeatedly told mo to my face that hadn't wo ono ahuiice-in n hundred to win. I've got tired of it and want him arrested.1' ' "But , ma'am , ya can't arrest him for that. " "Vou ean'tV Can't you arrest a demo- crr.i for slundor'i" ' "No , ma'am. " "Nor scare him ? " "No. ' "Well , I see how it all is. The whole pack of you are democrats and you are just glad to hoar my party slandered and abused ! You needn't "come _ don't want any of you around my house. Don't ono of you duro .come iubido ray gate ! " Burlington jRoiife ; 'C.B.&Q.R.R The Burlington takes the lead. It was in advance of all lines in developing Nebraska. It was in advance of all lines in establishing dining-car service between Missouri river points and Chicago. It was in advance of all lines in giving the people of Omaha and the Wast a fast mail service. It was in advance of all lines in running its trains from the East into Omaha propsr. It was in advance of all lines in reducing the time of passenger trains between Omaha and Chicago. % It was in advance , and is the only line by which you can feave Omaha in the morning and arrive in Denver the evening of the same day. It has been progressive in the past. It will lead in the future. 4\ \ Travel and ship via the Burlington. ' Ticket Office , 1223 Farnam Street. Telephone 250. Depot on Tenth Street. A 35 Burlington i Route MR. LINCOLN'S FIRST LOVE. t\ Visit to tlio Ijiuly Who Would Not Alnrry a Kiituro President. Globe-Democrat : A country correspondent - respondent of the Texas Citi7.cn , pub- lishcd at Honey Grove , Texas , furnished the following item to hi paper : "Mrs. William Oronnn. a respectable lady of this county,01100 ref used to marry Abraham Lincoln , who was afterwards president. " Haying a curiosity to .soo and talk tea a lady who had been otlored , and de clined , an alliance with the martyr president , a reporter started out in soaroh of the residence of the lady in question. It had rained the night before , and although seated behind a splendid liv ery team , which the proprietor said was good for ten miles an hour , I found the road to the Dronan farm quite hard to travel. It Is a typical north Toxin farm , consisting of 000 acres in the highest state of cultivation , every acre of which is good for a bale and a half of cotton , thirty bushels of wheat , seventy bushels of oats , forty or llfty bushels of corn , and other things in proportion , there being nothing adapted to this soil and climate that is not produced on this model farm. A substantial double frame house , with u gallery extending the entire length of the bouth bide , was the Mecca in front of which wo llnnlly drew rein. A full-blooded Irish Bettor , an English pointer and half n do/.on greyhounds greeted the approach , mingled with cries of "Come back" from an old gen tleman and Invitation to "Light and come in. " I was greeted with n cordial "Good- morning" by a cheery old gentleman of sovonty-threo summers , who kindly in vited us to enter with the genuine old- time Texan hospitality. A statement of a desire to ECO Mrs. Drenan elicited from the old gentleman a cry of "Old woman. " which was answered almost immediately by the appearance of iv tall , well preserved lady of diepillcd and prepossessing appearance , whom mine host presented in duo form , and who proved to be the lady who once do- ' SchilleJ J. , IGth anil Nicholas. Schaefer Aug. , Sherman ave & Corby. Sweeney S. L. , South Omaha. Sobotkor C. H. South Omaha. Stevens Henry A. , Ifith and Vinton. Southmayd &Runnoll , No. 1010 N. 10th. Schubert II. , SIGN. 10th. Smith it Owens , South Omaha. Sims C. D. , Saunders St. Slobodisky L. , 603 N. 10th. Thompson Gco. , cor. 10th & Mnmlorson. Torbitt C. S. . 2203 Fnrnam. Toco I ) . , 1120 } Farnnm. Van Krogo & Pahl , cor. 17th ft Clarke. Vnngroon & Holin , 2SJ02 Cumings. WilrotC.,8UN. 10th. Wolfor W. , cor , 20th and Oocatur. Wliolan James , Ilt2o Saundors. Whltehouso II. 13. , cor. 10th & Webster. Waller Km.na , 101 S. lllth. West & Fritchor , 1222 Farnam. Westrnndo & Weber , 200 ! ) Cumings. Wilbon Clayton. 410 } S. 10th. Ward W. J. & Co. , 001 N. Kith. Wilko & Sautter , Cor. 20th and Piorco. Worthy Win. , Cor. Corby and 10th. Abel E. , Denver , Col. Boh nor G W. , Bradshaw , Neb. Birken W. .1. , Leigh , Neb. Buyrhollor it Koissellweh , Shelby , Nob. Brown E. R. , Fremont , Nob. Bennett T. N. Sf Paul , Nob. Craig A. J. , Mindcn , Neb. Copeland L. N. , Minden , Neb. clincd the honor of an alliance with Abraham Lincoln. Mrs. Dronan said that she was a na tive of Buncombe county , North Carolina i lina , whom she was born in May , 1810 , ( and from whence her nuronts moved to Sangamon county , Illinois , in 1830. Shortly after their settlement in Sanga- _ mon county she mot young Mr. Lincoln at one ol the social gatherings which wore rather infrequent at that early day , and the acquaintance thus casually made was continued until 1832 , some time in the autumn of which year Mr. Lincoln mtido the young lady , Miss Martha Wilson , a. formal oiler of mar riage. A previous attachment , however , led Miss Wi'.fion to decline the olfer of Mr. Lincoln , for whom , who protests , she had a sincere- , though Platonic , regard. She gave many reminlsconcc.s of the onrly life of the rail-splitter president and his associates , which would make interest ing reading matter for the present generation - oration , from wluoh the following inci dent is offered nt showing tno straight forward , homely character of Mr. Lin coln : Mrs. Dronan &aid that at one timo.bo- forc Mr. Lincoln had proposed to her , she nttondsd church ono Sunday at n phvcs which was several miles from her homo , and was accompanied by three other young ladies of her neighborhood , all of them riding to the pluco of wor ship on horseback. The party of girls were escorted by a couple of youths of tender ago , and among the congrega tion assembled was the mother of Air. Lincoln , who albO cnmo on horseback by herself , her son "Abo" being absent at the county scut , attending to some legal business. Before the conclusion of the services a thunderstorm came up. and when the congregation win dismissed the rain was descending m tor rents. The young ladies were standing in the school house in which the services had boon holddobating whether they should start out in the rain or wait till it was over , when Mr. Llricoln wn. scon driving along the road in a cov ered or "top" buggy , the road pa&olng in front of tfeo school houbo. Naturally the young ladles began to speculate as to which oue of them would bo in- * fr * tkf. , 'ir-i. . Cleveland Bros. , Ord , Nob. Dahlstodt M. K. , Chapman , Nob. Deyo it Dorr , Rod Cloud , Nob. Dresser C. W. , Chndron , Nob. Gilbert C. E , . Central City , Dak. Galbrnith J. E. , Albion , Nob. Hopkins W. W. , Oakland , Nob. Harris it Gunnoll , Paxton , Nob. Irwin it Ileckmun , Dcudwood , Dale. Judd L. P. , Cedar Rapids , Nob. Jensen , John , Mead , Nob. Johnson A. B. , Mason , Neb. Kin/.ol Bros. , Wlsnor , Nob. Krauss , Phillip , Plnttsmouth , Nob. Knrkor , S. J. , Aurora , Nob. Knowllon E. W. , Oxford , Nob. Larson it Son , Bralnard , Nob. Lamhofor Ed.Schyulor , Nob. Lyons Drug Co. , Lyons , Neb. M'nyhJ. .1. WBlnlr , Nob. Mo'ran John , Olnx , Neb. Morris it Co. , O'Neill. Nob. McEvoy L. A. , North Platte , Nob. Odendahl Bros. , LoupCity , Nob. Ovorllold J. E. . Noligh , Nob. Pethick Thos. M. , Silver Creek , Nob. Robb J. D. , McCook , Nob. Stevens W. II. , Ogden , Utah. Showers it Co. . Linwood , Nob. Stuart , t Forrls. Cedar Bluffs , Nob. Shrvock W. B. . Louisville. Nob. Soykorn E. J. , North Bond , Nob. Stein it Co. , Lincoln , Nob. Scull E. B. . Boulder , Col. Thomas J. R. , Tekamah , Nob. Travis it Samples , Iloldrogc , Nob. Wells W. E. , Burwoll , Nob. Woods II I. , Stromsburg , Nob. Wood W. .1. it Co. , Buffalo Gap , Dak. Whaley , M. II. , Claries , Nob. Wolz Geo. , Fremont , Nob. Wilson C. W. , Mead , Nob. Wolf it Gillon , Madison , Nob. Young J. P. , Phvttsmouth , Nob. vitod to a scat in his buggy , finally agreeing that ho would certainly ask Miss Wilson , as it was current neigh borhood gossip then that ho was "sweet on" her. Mr. Lincoln stopped in front of the house , came in , and after shak ing hands with the preacher and speak ing to numerous friends , talked over to one corner of the ruilding whore his mother sat conversing with some other ladies , and said : "Come on , Ma , I'll take you homo. " In 181511 Miss Wilson was married to Mr. David DronaninSangamoncounty , 111. , Mr. Dronan buing a natlvo ol Caldwell - well county , Ky. , whore ho was born in 181(3 ( , being about three months the senior of his wife , with whom ho has lived happily for forty-live yearn. They moved to Texas In 1842 ana settled on the place whore they now reside and , whore they have lived over fjiiifio. Some of the loading and .vcalthlost people of Honey Grove rlulm descent from this voncrtiblo couple , several sons , diiughtors , and granddaughters being among the most estimable , people , Mr. Dronan , too , gave many reminis cences of his early lifo , both in Illinois and Texas. In speaking of Mr. Lincoln ho said ho heard him nmko the. ili > t po litical speech ho ever made , when ho was a candidate for the legislature. Mr , Drenan hays ho was always iv warm friend of Mr. Lincoln'H , and after ward be- camean ardontudinirorof him. Just pri or to the removal of tlfj Dronan family to Texas Mr. Lincoln visited them uttliaii' homo , and tried to dunuado thnnt from their contemplated move to the then j wilderness of Texas-and nnnnt throat , days with them at their Illinois homo , * Mr. Drenan has always boon a staunch' republican , and lie says ho hccs no rou- ' feon to chaiitfo his politics ut tills Into hour , Ilo hiivij the llrnt vote ho over ; , cast was for William Henry Harrison , i the grandfather of the nresont rapublU can candidate for president. Hu h } lpoil - , to build the llrst and original log cabin , i that was u od in the campaign irhoii old Tlppecanoo made the race , and tooli an active , though perhaps not vor. prom- inoiit , part in that campaigny /Vt Courtland , Cal. . thirty Ghlnnuion itruclt" * for 1.50 pur day instead of 11.83.