Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 05, 1888, Page 9, Image 9

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How They Throve In Omaha in
'Former Times.
UK ; I'plsode of the Itlvrr A Gam
bler Compelled to Din-
Ills Winnings
1'roin nn Old Sinn.
Old Time Gamblers.
The law that closed the
houses In Omaha took ollcct July 4 ,
1887 , since which time gambling hns
virtually ceased In this city. The flush
time when money was plenty and bets
big , wits about twenty years ago. Prob
ably ono of the best known men of the
gambling fraternity of the west in the
eld days was "Canada Bill" whoso real
muno was William Jones. Ho was n
liorhe trader by profession and a three-
cnrd-inonto export from choice. Thcro
was not n railroad west of the Mississ
ippi that ho had not traveled over al
ways ns n slouchy conntrymnn , and so
complete was his disguise , that upon
ono occasion he succeeded in fleecing a
follow gamble r from the Pacific coast
who had thought to practice his art
upon Bill , taking him for the unso
phisticated farmer ho appeared. It is
Mild that when the game was over ,
Bill returned all ho had won , disclos
ing his identity , and advising the as
tonished California ! ! that in future ho
should not consider every man in rough
clothing his victim.
Bill's Omaha place was in a frame
liuildlng that stood at the northeast
corner of Eleventh and Furnutn streets
where Max Meyer's elegant brick block
is now situated. In those days mituh
traveling was done by water , and the
ohlof landing place for steamers and
ferries was at the foot of Jones street.
The old plank road leading up town
rtuno up Jones to Ninth , then to Fnr-
jinm street , and Bill used to catch all
the emigrant "suckers , " for ho could
toll ono at sight.
The story is told that once nn emi
grant possessing considerable stock and
several wagons , as well ns a snug sum of
money , dropped into Bill's place with
the fond intention of becoming n mil
lionaire. But ho lost all his property
and in all likelihood would have put up
his children if Bill would have taken
them. However , Bill gnvo back every
thing to him with the hound advice that
in future ho should not endeavor to gain
something for nothing. It was ono of
Canada Bill's favorite sports , to win all
a man had , only to return it with a lec
ture. On one of his railway trips , ho
ran across a boy traveling with father
and mother , sitlingilownbesidothoboy ,
ho devoted all his attention to amusing
him , and at last asked the boy to get
borne tobacco , offering him lifty cents
for his trouble. After a time Bill drew
out hlH cards and threw them , asking
the boy if ho could pick up a certain
ono. Cyrus looked up in surprise at so
simple a question and exclaimed :
"Well , I should say I can , " and ho
did. Whereupon , Bill declared Cyrus
was the smartest boy ho had over
known , and throw the cards again.
After the boy had picked up the right
one a number of times in succession ,
and had thus won qnito a bum of money.
Ills father , who had bcon nn interested
spectator whispered audibly to his
* 'Go and got that inonoy out of your
bolt. I'm going to have Cyrus bet high
next time. "
The woman loft her seat for a mo
ment and returning handed her hus
band a big roll of money. Ho banked
' with liis son and the two made a bet
with Bill. The curds were thrown and
'the old go n tic man rubbed hifi chin and
"Can you pick it up , Cyrus ? " and
Cyrus answered confidently :
"I should say lean , pa. "
But ho didn't. With his usual mag
nanimity Bill returned the money and
the way ho lectured that boy on being
smart was a caution. Cyrus probably
has never forgotten the game or the
Bill finally drifted east , and died
penniless among strangers in Reading ,
Pa. His funeral was attended by only
u few sporting men. It was conspicu
ous for the absence of either women or
tears. Just as the collln was about to
bo lowered into its last resting place ,
one of the gamblers present suggested
that they look inside the colHn to be
sure that Bill was there , saying that ho
had been in many a tight place before ,
bi't had always been successful in extri
cating himself. The lid was raised ,
disclosing the remains of ono of the
most famous throe-card monte men of
his day in a place from which no man
can free himself. The lid was screwed
down ugain and the eofl'ii lowered into
the grave which hid Canada Bill from
eight forever.
Jack Morrow was an eccentric gambler
but very liberal in his peculiar way.
Jack would meet a farmer on the street
with a load of apples , inquire the price ,
and no matter what it was , pay cash
down for it and have it dumped in the
Btreot for the benefit of the public. It
is said ho has oven disposed of a load of
hay in this erratic manner.
There wiis a physician that used to
gamble a considerable. Ho would ride
His horeo into a saloon and take a drink.
Another well known gambler of the old
days was Dan Allen. Dan had his
place out Cuming street , then known as
the military roadnear Saunders street ,
and where Furay's barn now is. There
wore Bwnmps and a big bridge out there
then. It was quite a ways out in the
country and it was quite a "fly" coun
try. Dan Allen was ono of the finest
men of the gambling fraternity. No
man , gambler or preacher , saint or sin
ner , could over bay a word against Dan
personally. Ho was always kind and
obliging , never taking an unfair ad-
i vantage of anyone.
Other old-timers in Omaha wore
"Stuttering" Brown , who ran a place
where the Diamond saloon now is , on
Douglas street. Doe Bangs , Shown
Thuraton and McAlTy. The Union Pa-
cillo and the Chicago , Rock Island &
Pacific railroads worn the favorite
routes that they worked.
The steamers plying between Omaha
and St. Louis was also u favorite route
for the gamblers to ply their vocation.
, After working a boat thoroughly they
would stop at the first landing-place
and await another boat. Many of them
have been known to bo four and live
monthscoming from St.Louis to Omaha.
Arriving in this city , they would recu
perate for a few days and then return.
Uncle Johnny Stanton used to pose as
u gambler , but he never was. Ho was
n great story-toller and a universal
favorite among the fraternity , and they
Kept him well supplied with funds. It
is said that ho was a brother of Edwin
M. Stanton , but this lacks verification.
Uncle Johnny died at the county poor
farm not long ago. A cattleman came
into u gambling-house on Doug
las street u good many years ago
with the ayovyed intention of break-
tug the game. At one time ;
he .Was nearly $7,000 ahead , but ho
grow excited , and when ho finally left
nftor playing all night , ho was a loser
to the amount of 11,600. Evidently ho
was not really ns smartasacountrymau ,
fi pawky , beardless boy , who played un
til ho was a winnerof about 8100 , when
bo refused to play any longer.
"Oh. I ain't goin' to play any more , "
ho mild , as ho pocketed the money and
moved towards the door. "I mightn't
bo BO lucky nglri. "
"I was coming up from St. Joe on the
river once buck in the Ws. It was so
warm that the little stateroom win
stilling to me , and so I loft it and went
out upon the deck. It was a dullmoon
light night , and the moonlight falling
upon the water gave it a dull , pombro
aspect. I drew a chair up to the rail
ing , and was leaning over , lost in
thought , when a voice startled mo ,
"Are you going to remain in Omahni1"
" Vcs sir , " I roplied"for a short time. "
"I never tire of watching the moon
light on the water , " ho continued in a
low , friendly voice. "There is always
something peaceful about it. I remem
ber , not long ago , I was coming up from
St. Louis. There was a notorious gam
bler aboard from St. Louis , who was
reaping a rich harvest from the
many susceptible men aboard.
I really felt sorry for the
poor victims , but I was powerless
to aid them. There was ono old man in
particular whom I pitied. Ho seemed
to have lost his head completely , and
actually could not keep away from the
gnmblor. Ho was accompanied by his
daughter , a pale girl of about eighteen ,
who clung to her father , pleading with
him not to piny , but for some gambling
possesses a peculiar charm audit did for
this man. Ono afternoon I ran upon his
daughter sitting with her head in her
hands and weeping. 1 could not resist
the temptation to slop and listen to what
she was saying to her father who stood
before her.
"Oh , dear , dear father , ' ' she cried ,
"what will wo do when wo reach Omnha
and mother in Lincoln dying ? How
will wo reach Lincoln ? Fattier for the
love of Oed and mother , stop gambling
I pray you father stop. "
Her passionate pleading and tearstained -
stained face had not , the slightest ofleut
upon the man , for ho laughed hoar ely
and turned away. I saw him a short
time afterwards playing with the gnjn-
bler , and by his haggard looks and the
triumphant gleam in the shark's eye I
know ho was losing. I felt very sorry
for his daughter assho paced backwards
and forwards like a caged beast. I did not
see her father until in the evening when
wo wore onlya few miles from Omaha.
His daughter was clinging to him and
crying. His eyes were heavy and
bloodshot. I divined the reason at
onco. Ho had lost ail his money , and
now when it was too lalo lie saw his
folly. The full horror that ho would
soon arrive in a strange place without
money or friends , and his wife in Lin
coln , dying , and waiting for him , swept
over him. By and by his daughter left
him and walked down the deck and I
went up and spoke to her. She told mo
the gambler had robbed her father of
$700. I loft her in her borrow ivnd
walked away. I hud not gone far before
I found the gambler loaning over the
railing and looking do\yn on the water.
It was just such a night as this , the
moonlight falling upon the river. Ho
was a small man , and as I was quite
strong and agile I sprang forward ,
caught him by collar and leg and
raised him over the railing. "Don't
cry , " I hissed , "or I shall throw you
into the river. " "What do you want ? "
ho gasped , his teeth chattering with
fright. "I want the § 700 you got from
that old man , " I said. Ho taw beneath
him the cold , sombre , seething water
that scorned to bo thirsting and calling
for him.
"Let mo down. " ho cried , "I will pay
you the money. " 1 let him down , for ho
was completely cowed. Ho paid mo the
money just-ns the boat whistled for
Omalia and wontskuHdngaway. Never
before or have I since experienced so
much pleasure as I did when I returned
the money to the girl. I was very glad
to learn after , that the mother was
not as ill as had boon supposed , and
that she lived to accompany her hus-
and daughter back to St. Louis.
A San Francisco clergyman preached a
sermon on truth a week or two ago , In which
bo said this would be a hard year on truth.
A young sporting nitm went into a religious
book store the other day and nskcd for a
work on Btpoplochuslng. He was given a"
guide book to the cathedrals of England.
The report that Ouida has become a devout
Christian Is rocoivcd with incredulity , and
runnot bo verified or dlsprovea with any
thing HUe absolute certainty until after the
uppoaranco of her next book.
Evangelist Moody's Chicago church was
struck do lightning during the morning ser
vices ono Sunday. The members of the
congregation were shocked nnu somewhat
indignant. They could not understand it.
A Sunday school lesson was on the "Ten
Virgins , " and the next Sunday the review
question was uskcd : "What was the lesson
was about last Sunday ! " A bright boy gayo
the prompt unswcr , "about 10 gals that went
to n wedilln' . "
From what Mount were the laws given to
the people ! " asked a teacher in the Mount
Pleasant Sunday schoollast Sunday. "Mount
Vernon , " sung out n llttlo girl , bcforo any
body o'.so had a chance to answer , and the
answer counted.
At a Brooklyn church sociable "Are you
acquainted with the Pointdoxters. Mrs. Or
thodoxy ] They are such nlco pcopio , and so
good , . " "Oh. dear , no. They were In our
church last buiulny and requested to ho
shown to n scat. I only know paw-owners ,
Mrs. Gooclsoul. "
Sheriff Adnmson cnmo to town last Satur
day afternoon with a largo negro securely
tied , who was taken care of by Jailor Will
iams , says a South Carolina country papnr.
Ho U now the only occupant. Ills otlenso
must bo a light ono as ho has not yet begun
to sing hymns.
James Stcphcnson , of Montezumn , Ind. , n
loader In the Methodist church and superin
tendent of the Sunday school , has tied to
Canrnlu with (1 ± OJO of public school funds.
As long ns ho didn't carry uway the church
and Sunday school the peopleof Montczuina
ought to become reconciled to their fate.
A clergyman in ono of the Bahama islands
proposed that the service bo shorter for the
convenience oT his parlshloncis. A day or eo
afterward ho received this protest : "Jndcod ,
air , our ladles will nebcr tlnk it worth whllo
to dress only to sit In church for ono hour. "
Wo wonder If such a remonstrance could
como from any other place I Certainly , It
would not bo heard In this country.
Sunday school scholar ( who 1ms boon giv
ing profound attention to the subject under
discussion ) "Teacher , you say wo must al
ways love our enemies. Now , s'poso two fol-
lors love the sarno girl , an1 ono gets her nn'
the other don't. Do you s'poso the ono that
gits loft is gain' to love the ono that gits the
girll" Teacher lost In meditation
Village Parson ( entering country editor's
ofUco ) You promised to publish that sermon
I sent you on Monday , but I do not llnd It in
the latest issue of your paper. Editor I
sent it up. It surely wont iu. What was
the name of It ! Parson "Food my Lambs. "
Editor ( after searching through the paper )
Ah yes ura here It is. You sco wo'vo got
u now foreman , and ho put It under ttio head
of "Agricultural Notes , " as "Hints on the
Care of Sheop. "
When the Energies Flnjt
Usollorsford'H Acid 1'liOKphnte.
DK. T. 0. SMITH , Charlotte , N. D. , says :
' It Is an invaluable ncrvo tonic , a delightful
beverage , mid ono of the best restorers when
the energies flog and the spirits droop. "
Paris decrees that while tall , slender
women may wear puffed sleeves at discretion
those who are plump or short may confine
themselves to close-fitting ones , which , how
ever , need by no uiouns bo devoid of orna
We are now prepared to sell lot to responsible parties in West Lawn and build cottages to suit pur
chasers , on small cash , payment and long time.
WEST LAWN is the finest laying addition around Omaha , streets and lots are smooth and level , and perfect grade.
THE BELT LINE trains , now running at regular intervals through the day , afford quick and easy transit between WEST
LAWN and the business center of the city.
THE F. E. & M. V. R , R. runs along the west side of the property , and a street car line is already within a few blocks.
A VERY HANDSOME TWO STORY SCHOOL HOUSE is now being erected on W EST LAWN , insuring splendid school
facilities , free from the unhealthy and demoralizing influences of our overcrowded city schools.
THERE WILL BE NO SHA NTIES or poorly constructed houses in WEST LAWN.
We propose to do the Building Ourselves and Make West Lawn a Splen
did Neighborhood of Cottage Homes.
YOU CAN SELECT from any of our plans of four , five or six room cottages , the one you prefer , and we will build it and
turn it over to you all complete with cistern , well , coal house , walks , fence , etc.
WE CAN OFFER YOU AN ELEGANT COTTAGE , with full lot , amply large enough for nice lawn , fruit and vegetable
garden , all complete , A PERFECT GEM OF A HOMEfor $1,200 , with a small amount down , and the balance on easy
WHAT YOU ARE NOW PAYING FOR RENT will , in a few years , pay for a cozy home in WEST LAWN.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO CALL at our office and let us show you WEST LAWN ; examine.the plans of cot"
tages we propose to build , and then if you are not satisfied that we are offering the best located and most complete
homes for the money ever offered in Omaha , you will will not be asked to buy.
Southwest Corner 15th and Farnam Streets.
Facts and Fancies for the Fair
BniiK ! Wholesome .Vilvloe Well Written
The DoliiKs of Three lirato
Women GlrlH Who
Kind Ituslmmlf ) .
Don't Tell the Girl She l Pretty.
in Itlcn fur The lice.
Don't toll her bho is pretty , Unit
bright , iwy-fiwed { , 'irl with the pink
urn ! white chocks and the little , tempt
ing rosebud mouth. Let her retain her
girlish innocence as loner us possible.
Don't tell her that her eyes ivro a thou
sand times more lovely and expressive
than those , of her young friend across
the way , who is known as a roinnrkivbly
pretty girl.
Don't toll her that her hair has a
peculiarly lovely tint , even though its
tawnv gleams are your heart's pride.
Don't change the gay and carolehs
laugh to an affected simper , or the
open , unselfish nnd winning expression
of youthful innocence to u conceited
smirk , by constantly reminding her of
hoi * charms. She may bo your friend ,
your daughter , your sister. You may
love and admire and feast your loving
eyoH upon her expanding beauty and
mentally reckon and recount the con
quests in store for her and the number
of hearts that are bound to boat fast
and high under the witch
ing influence of her smile.
But as you are her friend I bog of you
to say nothing to her of these things.
Totach not the down upon the peach ,
unless it is your own. Brush not the
dew from the rose , unless to wear it
upon your heart , nor pull open the
petals of a half extended bud to hautcn
its appearance of bloom. Let lice
dreams of love bo dreams until the surg
ing tide of time and reality brings to
her ripened heart the crowning glory ,
of woman's life. Love , in a measure ,
full rounded and complete , beautiful in
its newness ; not stale , tame , or half
mixed witli fear and distrust or robbed
of its wierednc s by former flirtations.
How many girls of the present day
beeni to have lost all girlish'iobb and
freshness in their earliest teens ; seem
even at Unit ago to have grown tired of
empty compliments and to look upon the
world with a wisdom and instinct
away out of keeping with their years.
To many a bright , intelligent but iiiju-
cticiouwly potted girl the voice of praif-o
and llattory is as common as fully ex
pected and almost as necessary to her
existence as her daily meals. She im
agines nil the young men of her ac
quaintance madly in love with her ; her
young lady fi lends wild with jealousy
and with an bvor present consciousness
of her charms , she becomes , instead of
the guiiial , laughing , pleasant compan
ion she should bo , conceited , tolllch and
haughty. And who is to blame for this ?
Mothers , perhaps , unwittingly. Broth
ers , sihtors , friends , and any who fall
thoughtlessly into the habit of wholesale -
sale and senseless ( lattery. And if those
would save themselves from many u
heartache caused by the selfish and
thanklubs bpirit which they have fo -
tored , they should exorcise great care
in bestowing llattory on tonuor and sus
ceptible natures. J. JAC-CJUISS.
Tliroo nF vo AVomeii.
Boston Herald : There wore eight
persons in the mountain wagon. They
were at the steepest pitch in the des
cent from Mt. Washington , and both
springs had already been broken on the
trip , and were bnndugcd with wooden
splints , when the horses tumbled. The
woman on the scat with the driver
turned an eye of terror to those behind
her. In a moment ono of the two men
in her party had jumped from tluj
wagon and ordered the ladies to dis
mount ns quickly lib possible. The
other man of the party , stricken with
terror ran into the woods. The driver hat
speechless , holding his reins in hand.
Ono woman hastened to block the
wheels with a stone. The woman on
the front seat unhitched the two span
of leaders from their fallen companions
nnd led thorn to n position out of danger
and petted thorn until they were quiut.
Another woman , nnd a Boston lady who
is well known , stopped up to the kick
ing and groaning horses and disengaged
the traces , at the same time dodging
the heels of the disabled animals , nnd
then the driver , who had held the fort
till his assistants had made the lifting
of thot cam from its pressure on the dis
abled horses possible , dismounted nnd
speedily put his team in order again.
Girls Who Find Huslmiuls.
"That man's a bruto.nndl won't work
for him another minute. "
These angry words,6ays Oio Wash Ing-
ton correspondent ot the Baltimore
Tlorakl , came from the rosy lips of one
of the prettie&t and brightest girls in
the Bureau of Engr.iving and Printing.
With her black eyes ipurkling and
Hashing like two stars and her round ,
plump little body tronibling under the
power of a great rn l < , she dashed into
the' otllco of Mr. Morgan , the amiable j
and paternal superintendent of the
printing division- and relieved her
pent-up feelings with stingiiiir brevity.
Than theto gathered in her shining
pyos a great Hood ofytuars.
She heb'od the it-ornor of her long
apron between her pactty hands and
thrust it violently' ' into her eyes , and
liOjrnn to bob as thoigh her heart would
bi isitk. Kvon if her apron was covered
witli green ink from the btccl plates
IriStn which the man bho denounce ! was j
printing $ -0 greenbacks , what did she (
carer1 Better that her pink cheeks had
always been of a hideous line than that
she should have lived to have him.
nil men , treat hcV unkindly. lip.
ho not told her how ho loved
her1 Had ho not looked deep
into those little black eyes of
hers ? Had ho not kissed those pretty
lips ? Had ho not touched those pretty
cheeks1 ; Had he not admired her till
she reeled from the sweet intoxication
of a lover's praiseV So bho rubbed her
eyes and her teur-Btninoil cheeks with
her apron , making her face look like a
half-painted window blind , and anger
coining back into her voice and attitude ,
he sii : d :
"No , sir ; Mr. Morgan. I shan't work
with him ; he's a bruto. "
"Como , my young friend , " said the
nmiablo * * he isn't
superintendent , as
pud ns that. You go , back to work , and
if , when yon como hero to-morrow morn-
inrfj you btill think that Mr. Brownis ,
a brute , I'll give you another printer , to
work with. " \
Btlt she did not cotje back the next
morning , and Mr. Blorgan knew that
shq'wouldn't. Witn'that ' keen insight
into "human naluro born of long expe
rience , ho know that the outburst of
rav6 on the part of tljo little beauty had
- in of rthoso lovers'
its-origin ono quar
rels that occur bct\veon \ printers and
their assistants whqn they fall in love
with ono another , as they sometimes do.
In fact , ono of his many and onerous
duties is to subdue these Cupicl volca
noes , nnd ho does it with such tact und
judgment that the lovers , instead of
being separated forever , remain united
forever. Two or thrco months later ho
had the satisfaction of learning from
the little rosebud herself that she and
Mr. Brown were soon to bo married.
She handed in her resignation , in ac
cordance with the nn written law that
no woman with a husband shall work in
the bureau , and began tier preparation
for the translation before the altar
from a printer's assistant to the higher
position of a printer's wife.
Veils now fall just below the chin ami
match the costume In color , or else are of
black net with n luco edge.
In dlrcctoiro sashes a nowofloct is obtained
by making them of two shades of a color
with four cuds and a rosutto bow.
The gowns cut low in the neclt at the front
fasten over a Ilchu of folded mull , and have
cufts of folded mull about the wrist.
If n silk petticoat is worn , it must match
the gown In hue quito ns strMly as the stock
ings , and much more so than the gloves.
Among new fabrics corded sllK , with a
thread ot gold running through It , Is ono of
the richest , nnd Indescribably handsome.
The most elegant imported parasols nro de
void of lace garniture , ana nro in ado of
costly satins , molro , anil silk nets.
With the atill growing fashion for round
wai.sts and their styllxh bait ailornin s ,
buckles and clasps uro In great demand.
A utidsummer fancy that late weather
makes sensible Is that oJ wearing shoulder
capes of long fur or of plush with thin
The loose sailor or Gnrnbaldi blouses are
good wear for growing girls , as they give
room for development und blue undesirable
Lace , tulle or not mixed with velvet or
molro upon straw and forming u matrix for
numberless lona-slenvncd llowers Is the fea
ture of millinery ] ust uow.
Very ninny of the more stylish summer
dresses ewe their elegant effect to the care
ful blending of harmonious colors , or other
wise to delightful contrasts of color.
Ulick lints are allowable with any onlnred
costume , nnd nro moro nnd more tralinod
with green- ribbon in variety , whllo In Paris
they add short grcon plumes ns well.
Tan shoes are very generally worn both by
men nnd women. With the latter , however ,
they seldom harmonize jwlth the toilet , and ,
us a contrast , they nro not a success.
If the callco'pattcrneil India silks are com
bined with plum stuffs , the underskirt must
bo of figured goods with drapery of the
plain , and waist In wuloh both appear.
While Henrietta cloth and white camels'
hair are far nnd away the choicest of the
season's light wool textures , whlto striped
Scotch cheviots bear alt the palm for uso.
Two Buffalo girls are carrying on a drug
store. They have both'taken a course In
pharmacy at a medical collage , and are emi
nently qualified to inalro a success of the en
terprise ,
Hlbbon four to eight inches wide appear on
the newest hats , and If the bows look as
though they were designed by a lunatic and
' iir - ii ify i
ImJ been through u cyclone , the acme of
clcgauco has been attained.
Old time silk belting is once more to the
fore and has uunklos of silver , cut stool or
ninther of pearl , as do the belts of glovo-kld
in nil colors that are now imported to wear
with the universal blouse.
Bodices of Henrietta cloth In light shades ,
close fitting , with short cutawav Ironts over
a vest of plo ited nilk or crepe , may ho worn'
with liny sort of .skill , and aio well-nigh us
useful as the ever faithful blouse.
Tim women of a Knights of Labor local ns-
sojubly in Toledo , O. , liavo established u co-
op.'mthe association for the sale of homo
products , cloUilnu , Unit goods , otc. Should
it provo successful , they contemplate pro
viding a homo for disabled and homeless
A good quality of English serge is an cx-
cjllont "a'undhy , " and gowns nmdo of this
m.iteiial nro uxticmc-ly simple in st.vle. A
plain lound skirt , long drapery llnibhod wjth
a deep horn , aim a bo liuo in tailor style , with
n bit ot silk passementerie trimming the
fronts , colhir , and sleuvcs.
1 Thomas Sloven ? , a iJangor lawyer , had
for u client a widow living inIHna , Mo. She
refused to piy him what he demanded , and
he , ti.vl her arrested and Ihiown into jail for
dub ! , a thing that has not occurred there for
iu.irrt. He pajs her board in the jail , and
shu says she will make him p ly it for years
botoro she gives in.
The sorvice.ible light-weight Shetland
tweeds and Irish homespun stuffs woven by
hand from undyed wool are thu boH of their
kind. NothiugjuaJu > iuoc0-i > l > I > ropriato or
suitable for a traveling dress or utility
gown for the beach during the changeable
summer and early autumn months , and they
wear so well that their original cost is very
soon repaid.
Early news of cloaks for next winter hath
it that long , close paletots and wadded dolmans
mans uro like to divide honors among people
who buv a cloak for general servk-e , while
very big cloaks , either in Irish peasant shape ,
full to n .voice or with titled short back , to
which a full skirt is gathered or pleated , and
long half-fitted fronts , will bo worn by those
who nsuiro to the hoignih of fashion.
Mrs Tom III John was arrested In 1'nssnic ,
N. J. , 1 ist weak Thursday forwearing mascu
line apparel. She was peddling psrfumory.
The city counsel was sent for and u council
of war was hold. The prisoner made an elo
quent nnd indignant speech in defense of her
right to wear what she chose. It was finally
decided to treat her ns the cat did the crab.
She was let go.
A young fellow In Chicago whoso pet
amusement appears to have consisted in an
noying the lacllcb who passed by with imper
tinent remarks met his miteh the other
evening. A pluo'ty girl upon whom ho
thrust his unsought attentions , promptly
struck him with her parasol nnd nftor break
ing it into small fragmcnts\ over his heid ; , BO
it Is related , she made liltu pay her $ } , the
prlcu of the Impromptu weapon.
Very handsome white muslin gowns have a
scallop at thu foot of the skirt and small em
broidered sprigs powdered nil over it are
made very full with single seam ut back ,
shirred deeply to form u joke at top looped
high at o'io side to let a scalloped flounce bJ
seen have n round waist of the sprigged
stuff and are tinished by a wide cmpiiu sash
soft silk at the waist and one or two small
bowj of voi-y good nbban hero and there
about them.
Dress bonnets nro now really nothing more
than dainty headdresses a bit of crowning
miish to the toilet so small have they bo-
come. Hats , on the contrary , mo spread
Ing , the brims wider , the crowi.s constantly
growing lower. White tulle is used with a
lavish hand on summer hats , and hazel nuts ,
green acorns and trails of hops are very
fashionably worn. Bonnets of natural
( lowers are increasing , worn nt weddings
and garden parties , and these uru charming.
A burglar who was recently prostrated
with lockjaw cured himself by picking the
A thing that is lightly passed over Just
now i * the fence surrounding a watermelon
p itch.
The latest thing in ntago realism is n real
yacht. Hy and by , perhaps , the stuijo will
have real actors.
When a cat gives an entertainment from
the top of the wall it Isn't the cat wo object
to , It's the wuul.
There is only the difforenca of an "s" between -
twoen woman's weakness and man's weak
ness. Olio is gossip and the other is go sip.
It Is undcrbtood that all prohibitionists
carry Wntcrbury watches , feeling that they
are in duty bound to support the spring tick
People who keep summer boarding-houses
nro beginning to wonder by this time whether
city pcopio really cat that way all the year
A town In Alabama Is named Veto. It goes
with without saying that Its Inhabitant are
great admirers of President Cleveland's
The "Cleveland shirt" is ono of the Into
novelties in masculine apparel. It is bound
alike nt both extremities , and can bo worn
cither end up.
There Is qulto a romantlo story going the
rounds of the press of a Chicago c'rl ' who
arrested a burglar. That is more than a Chicago
cage policeman could do.
General Boulangcr has nearly recovered
from his wound. The next time ho fights a
duel he will wear a IJorry Wall collar of the
standard stiffness and altitude.
A woman may scold at her bustle all day
To hurry it up , and yet she will find
Her efforts are useless , her scolding don't
p yt
The obdurate thing Is always behind.
A dialogue of the future : "I'm an artist
ami I want some spirits to use In the arts. "
"Certainly , sir [ filling the flask ] : may I nsk
what jour branch of art ) si" 'Tainting the
town red. "
"Now , John , " said his wife , as sue was
about starting for the country , "bo very
careful about drinking ice water. " "Maria , "
he responded reassuringly , but unwittingly ,
"I won't drink a drop of water whllo you're
gone. "
"I cannot give you u definite answer to
night , Mr. Paperwnte , " saitt the girl softly ;
"you must give mo a month to think it over. "
"Very well , " was the young man's icsponse ,
"nnd in the meantime 1 can think It ever my
self. "
A city 5'ouug man , who , whllo summering
n week in the country , fell in love with a
pretty dairy maid , pioposcd , and was re
jected , told his friends when ho returned
homo that ho got only ono "milk shako"
while ho was away. '
He You hnvo considered , darling , the
seriousness of thu step you have consented
to takoi Married life , you know , is not all
roses. Do you think you can bear to suffer
as well as to rojoicot" She Indeed , I can
Charles I Haven't I worn shoes two sUes
too small ever since I was 14 ycais old.
An Absolute Cure.
is only put up in largu two ounce tin boxes ,
and is an absolute cure for old sores , burns ,
wounds , chapped hands , and all skin erup
tions. Will positively care nil kinds of piles.
MENT. Sold by Goodman Drug Co. , at ! )5
cents per box by mail SO cents.
Ucv. Dr. J. Aspinwall Hodpc , of Hartford ,
is about to sail for Brazil to attend n meeting
of the presbytery of that country at Rio do
Janclro7 J5cvcmnliilsters nna'"thrco elders
form a committee to represent this country
on the Interesting occasion , of which com
mittee Mr. Hogo is chairman.
AH II. M.2.and f l.fiO
Straw Hats , Mo
All $ .1 and $1 Light ]
Stiff Hats , now
Licensed Plumbers & Gas Filters
Corner Kith nnd Jackson Street ,
Where they have a full line of everything nec
essary to their business. They are prepared to
give estimates on all work in their line and
promptly till all ciders entrusted to tlielr care ,
llest of workmen employed and all work war
Corner lOtli and Jnckson StroctH.
Cnn be nulrkly CURED t homo by utlnir
If 11 * A I T Mdt LLJ"rc tlMbeUiximdj
NF.IIVOUHnmlBKXUAL UKIULITY , TOST MAN. lirnulli trial piickRfo c.tMrruUiBfreu.
HTiklUUU UKlU > Y UL. bi Dt rt rv Bcrrtt. I UIUCU. ILL
Uf C A U M tuffcrlnz from th ft.
II UH r\ § Hi ret-to ofjoullidil cr.
" HI tllro" , t rlr decay. I < 1
n"nmo ! < l , etc. I winViiT * vuluaUo trratlre Ixokil )
eoitUlnlair full | tillcut&m for bomo cure , irvu of
CltATtTU. Atttlll KJI.
PROP , r. O. fOWUER. MoodUi. Conn. .
School forUlrli and Younc I.nillo. .
caulozue uddreia < > . T1IAYK11. I. .
Morgan 1'arlc , 111. , or > 77 Modlion bircvt , Chicago , III.
r I I Tmi.ftiinburn.Mnthl'utcliespiompt-
rfD Pi/ / 1 OP'y ' eradicated uy MafrtoI'reckleCare
riuUftJUO-c. by wall. Sllllard Co. , UulTalo.
N. Y.
Jllnck Heads , Klenh Worms.curcd by
Who ii WEAK , If KIIVCVN. nr.nif.ITA >
TED. who In bis VOLI/T t.nd IGNORA Nl'B
bu TRIFLED twajr bli V1UOR of 11OOT.
INDand MANnonD.cauning exhausting
drallil upon the FOUNTAINS of LITK ,
Dreami , WEAKNESS of Memory , RAMH *
the FAC . ndallthe EFFECTS Icudlnpto
KARI/r D12OAT and perhaps VONNI7MF.
TKON or INSANITT , iliou'd consult at one *
the CELEBRATED br. Clnrlro , Eitabllihod
1SSI. Cr. Clarke bai made NERJOUS UK.
BII.1TV , CHRONIC and all DlieaiM of
the GENITO I7R1KART Orenni a Life
ftudy. It makei NO difference WHAT yott
h4re tnken or WHO bos failed to cure you.
VFISJ ! A LEH Buffering from dlieatci pecu
Bar to tbttr aex can consult with the uiuranc *
of tpeedy relief and cure. Send 2 cents postage
tor works on your diseases.
3-nen < l 4 cent * postage for Celebrated
Work * on Chronic , Hcrvou * and Deli
cate JJlicaseo. Consultation , personally or by
tatter , sYon. Consult the old Uoclor.
TboMandH cnrort. Otncn and nnrloi *
private.ThoEo contemplating Marring *
oond for Dr. cinrlce * celebrated gulda
Male and FcniHlf , each 15c. , both 25e.
( temps ) , llofoto conflcllne your case , consult
Dr. CLARKE. A friendly letter or call may
lave future suBcrlng&nd shame , and add golden
yean to life.Booi I.ire * > ( Score ? ) F.r >
rot-N , " fioc. ( stamps ) . Medicine and writings
eaut everywhere , secure from evpostar * .
Hours , 8 to flSund : T r tn 12. AridrM .
F. ± > . OLAflKB , M. D ;
188 Sat , Olark Sb. OHIOAOQ. ILL.
Boston. Afasa.f Kansas City , Mo.
Capital Surplus $1 $ i
This company has opened au Omaha olllce and
Is prepared to furnish money promptly oa lm-
pioved city nnil farm propeity.
No applications sent away for approval.
Loans closed and paid for without delay.
.JOHN W. Olrilf , Mutineer ,
309 South Uth St. . First National Itanlt.
W. D. MKAII , i'res. W. 1) . MEAn.Jr. V-Pres
DAVID JAMIKSON , Trcas. W.N.McOANDi.isii.Soo
Capital , - $100,000
Loans Made on Iteal Estate.
No commission * . Money on hand.
314 South 15th Street , Omaha , Mb
City Iretat Co.
Has opened uu olllce in Qmaha , and Is prepared -
pared to
promptly on desirable Improved I'roperty. llua-
Iness Is all transacted at this ollice. Mo delnys
whatever , \V'o also make
GEO , M , VAN EVERA , Secretary ,
Koom S > \ Chamber of Commerce , 10th and Far-
imiu Btreutu.
State Line.
To tiliifgoW ) llclfiist. Dublin anil Lherjiool
From New York Every Tuesday ,
Cabin passugu ? 3 > and $50 , according to location
of state room. Excurhlon (05 to t'M.
Stccrugo to and from Kuropo ut Lowest Itatc/i. /
AUSTIN HALWVIN & CO. . on'l Agents.
Kl Urouilwny , Now York.
JOHN IIMSQEN , Gcn'l Western Agent.
lt'4 Knndolph M. , Chicago.
IIAltllY E. MOOHES , Agent , Omaha.
Reduced Cabin Rules to Glasgow Ex
_ _
Comer Dearborn and Lake Streets ,
This house has just been thoroughly ivllttod
at a cost of over nWO , muklu ? it far better
than nny hotel of tliti winio price In the Meal.
Elevator , electric limits , bath roams , and all
modern Improvements.
Rates , $2 and $2.OO Per Day.
Inclndlnirmcals. Centrally located ; ft-ccs&ibl *
to alt ruUttay btatluiis. theaters and lJsnis !
house ; . Btruet earn to all points ot the city.
Kpjclnl rates to professional people.
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