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Dundee Place was formerly known ; as the Patrick Farm ,
It was purchased from Mr. Patricfoby this company in 1887
It was on July 1st , 1888 , still unbroken.
It is now slatted , part of its streets are graded , and a large force is
constantly employed in grading others.
It is located in the pathway ot Omaha's greatest growth.
It has a high and healthful location.
It is the coining select residence part of Omaha.
Its restrictions as to business and class of buildings insures a first
It will be the place of homes for the best people of Omaha.
It has five new houses in course of construction and three more will
be commenced this month , costing $6,000 , $8,000 and $10,000
each , for which contracts haye been made.
It is only necessary to pay one third cash to secure the ground , and
if you wish to build a home , we will , if necessary make you a
btiilding loan , taking a second mortgage for the deferred payments
on the lots-
It is a fact that first-class homes can be built 20per cent cheaper in
Dundee Place than in any other part of Omaiia. on account of hav
ing the advantage of our large contracts for brick , lumber and
other building material , which we have made for the benefit of
purchasers of this property.
It will profit you to let us show you what and where Dundee Place is.
It takes only twelve minutes to drive to the grounds from our office.
The Patrick Land Company ,
E.OOM 25 , CHAMBER OP COMMERCE ,
W. H. CRAIG , President. N. D. ALLENT , Vice -President. W. K. KU11TZ , General Manager
OUR HUCKSTERS IN HARNESS ,
Where They Drive Their Business
and How They Do It.
AN OCCUPATION FOR A SEASON.
SCJio Fruit Vender at the Corner , the
Produce Man in the Street , niitl
IVIencr-Wurst Mnu In the
Darkness of Night.
An Industry , the magnitude of which
is but little understood by the majority
of people , is that which is followed by
the vast army of itenerant merchants.
The street hucksters , of whom there
nro about ono hundred and fifty , pay
into the city treasury 860 each for their
yearly license. Tlio mon who dispose
of their waves from curb stone stands
number about thirty ; they also contri-
Vmto $5 per month to the city's revenues.
Tlio hosts of ' 'fakirs" who haunt the
streets of Omaha , and who stay but a
day or two , pay $2 per day for each day
they ply their trade. The revenue de
rived from peddlers , curbstone mer
chants and "fakirs" is no mean addi
tion to the sinews of the body cor
Perhaps the largest number of these
in these who soil vegetables and fruits
in the residence portions of the city ,
The man who vociferates his wares in
\\\o \ oars of the sleepy suburbanite is in
the majority. He cries his "po-
tatoos , boots and onions ! " in till
the , keys possible to the human
voice. His partner on the sidewalk
goes from door to door exhibiting sam
ples , joining In the uproar created by
the man on the wagon. Their stock is
fresh and cheap ; much moro so , conor-
tilly , than that sold at the corner gro
cery. They own their little wagon
and the equine wreck which drags it
nnd buy their stock from the cauls
morning markot-gardonor ; or else pro-
euro that which the commission mer
chant cannot keep ever night. In eithci
case their wares are bargains , and the
prudent housewife patronizes thorn lib
erally. Those mon are of all national
ities , th Italians predominating. Thoii
profits exceed the salaries of the major
Hy of clerks , but their season is short
The lives they load are full ol variot
The Italians are largely in the ma
jority of nations in street morchnndis
ing. The man who propels the banant
wagon through the down-town streets ii
always an Italian. Ho soils his fruit era
a small margin , yet realizes n prolli
which enables him to live in what ii
luxury for his elnsa. Ills dollar-a-da :
enables him to enjoy his hard beef sausage
sago , and revel In a glass of Chiant
wlno. Ho lives in an alloy surroundoi
by hordes of his people , ani
le.to in the evening trundle ;
liis cart homo to his browi
wife , and browner babies , and cats hii
supper of black broad-mid ' 'spagaUi" or
The man who soils "California sugai
" " " "froo
POMS , "muscatel grapos"and
stone peaches" from the wngon mi
l\ chored near the curbstone is gonerallj
In n burden to the merchant in his yicin
ity. His voice is continuous and lusty
Ho never stops in his discordant calls
Tlio scales upon which ho WoiJjhs hi
fruit is not always trustworthy. Tlio
best-looking pears or poaches adorn the
front of the pile of fruit in his wagon ,
and when the purchaser who takes a
bagful homo to his family opens it , ho
generally finds that the rear of the pile
from which ho has boon served , was not ,
up to par. These fellows are the noisiest
of their clan. They move from corner
to corner crying their goods. Hebrews ,
Italians , Irishmen , saucy and persistent ,
they work their fruit oil'on the hungry
and unsuspecting citizen who wishes tt
treat his wife and children to an unac
customed luxury. Their business life
is ephemeral ; when winter comes the !
occupation is gone ; perhaps they bus
themselves with the snow shovel.
The mon who run the stationary frui.
stands on the corners are a hv/.y , good-
natured lot. They pay asmallrontal
for their location , and make monoy.
Ono of the fads at these stands at pres
ent , and which is having a great run , is
a concoction called "Turkish nougat. "
It is supposed to bo made of sugar and
cream , and is full of almonds. Cut in
thin slices it brings joy to the heart of
the urchin who possesses the necessary
5 conts. At these stands is sometimes a
temperance bar , where the white-
aproned proprietor makes cool lemonade
and the moro aristocratic "milk shako. " .
Some of these follows make money , but ]
their season is short. ;
Perhaps ono of the most interesting !
branches of street vending is exempli
fied in the midnight peddler of woinor-
wurst sausages. Ho is commonly know
as "Weinoy. " It is ho who supplio
.ho early morning lunch of out-aU-
light revelers , newspaper plllces an
winters. The sausage is going out o
iavor in Omaha , however , anu
' ' 'W'oinoy" now furnishes a joint of fried
chicken , well seasoned and placed be
tween two slices of rye bread , for which
ho charges 10 cents , or two sandwiches
for a quarter. Ho is soon at all hours
of the night wending his way
along the streets , dropping into saloons ,
cheap hotels , and any place where h.o
might chance to find a customer. This
is a profitable business , and winor-
wurst mon have been known to retire
from the business with a competency.
The "f.ikir" class is largo , and. em
braces many modes of making a liveli
hood. The choap-jowolry man , by the
seductive sweetness of his tongue , sells
many of his worthless rings to the un
sophisticated rural visitor , and to the
metropolitan who is moro knowing , but
fond of cheap display. To this class be
longs the man with the telescope , who
invites the throng to "read their
answer in the stars ; " the man with the
machine which registers the weight of
your blow , the strength of your lungs ,
etc. Their name is legion , and their
devices for luring the niekols of the
crowd arc many.
The men who follow street-vending
are shrewd , loquacious aad jolly , and
many of thorn nro characters in their
way. The majority are migratory , con
tinually wandering from city to city ;
spending their summers in the north
and their winters in the south , and al
ways on the lookout for some now
"fako" which will
prove extra attract
Tlio "Wise Cop.
Chicnoo Keici ,
When the peaceful stars are shining
Hurglars mount the basement stair ,
And whllo sleep Is round us twining
Carry off the silverware.
Then policemen in the morning
Ask us questions by the score ,
Leaving with the dreadful warning
Not to do It any more.
Revivalist Harrison has just concluded a
'week's camp mooting at Newburg on tha
Hudson , having gathered In 1OOU sinncra
during tie struggle.
The People Who Smoke and What
RISE AND FALL OF THE STOGIE.
Popularity of Expensive Goods
IVIion , Where nnil How the De
votees Buy Their Cigars
1'rolltH of the Kctuilcrs.
About every ton mon in a dozen those
days are addicted to the use of tobacco
in ono form or another , and it is ono of
the most expensive habits ono can ac
Did you ever observe or stop to cal
culate upon the number of men of your
acquaintance who smoke ? If so you
nave probably arrived at the conclusion
1 that whore one does not use the wood
/ou know of twenty who do. You can
-inrdly meet a man or grown boy upon
the streets these days who is not cither
* i-itilling away at a cigar or a cigarette ,
and the habit seems to have become a
1 If anybody thinks for a moment there
isn't an enjoyment in a good Rcginn
V ictoriu , or Elegantes or a Ilabana ,
after a hearty meal , lot him acquire
the habit and try it. Many , too ,
labor under the impression that it
not only aids digestion but acts as an
antidote for dyspepsia , and would just
as soon miss their diunoras their cigar ,
llul what about the tobacco habit of
the city of Omaha ? To begin with , it
is enormous and prodigiously expensive.
There is a good class of smokers in this
city , as is the case , however , in all coin-
, psiratlvoly now metropolitan centers ,
when life fora noriod is of a moro riot
ous and luxuriant nature than that
lived in the old and finished cities. If
there is anything good to bo had , 'tho
people will htivo it , and it makes little
difference what it costs. There are
moro imported cigars smoked hero
than any other kind , these most in de
mand being two for a quarter or fifteen
cents a piece. The ton cent trade is
small , the llvo cent trade hardly known
at all. None ot the first class stores ,
the hotel booths and hotel fine saloons ,
handle five cent goods at all , and carry
but a limited stock of ton cent goods.
But this will not bo the case much
longer. Already some dealers are com
plaining of a falling oil of their trade ,
and they assign the reason to the ex
tensive introduction of Wheeling
stogies. Many of their host customers
have gone to using the stogie ,
noi wholly on account of
their chciif ross : , though of course
that is the premier consideration , but
because they are made of yood , pure
tobacco , with no innocuous flavors cr
adulterations whatever. One hundred
stogies can bo bought for Sl.Uo , when
the cheapest nickel cigar costs from $4
to $4.50 , and imported goods from $ S
to 815. However , it has boon the case
in all the eastern cities , and I suppose
will bo hero , stogies have their day. Of
course they will all soil in more or loss
greater quantities , but eventually the
lovers of choice aromatic tobacco , will
go to the fine cigar.
Omaha smokers run almost exclu
sively to light goods , and every
six out of ten young men
who stop up to a counter
to purchase a smoke calls for a package
ol , cigarettes. , ' But- light wrapporod
* . ? \ - i' * * JLfv , . ? - . "
cigars are in popular favor here , and
tliis is because the habit of smoking is
such an extensive ono , and the smoker
thinks that in a Colorado madura , or a
Clare ho is getting tobacco of moderate
strength , and there never was a greater
fallacy than this. They are all made
the same and there is no real dilToronco
in u light or dark cigar of any dcstinct-
ivo brand. They are all made from the
same tobacco and sorted after made ,
these with light wrappers are desig
nated in ono way , and these
with dark wrapoors another. It
is all the consumer's imagination when
he thinks he gets a mild smoke out of a
The manufacturing interests of this
city are unusually small , and none but
ton cent goods are manufactured. The
shops are all Knighta of Labor shops ,
and after the manufacturer pays § 10 per
thousand for having thorn made , $3 for
his stamps and $ -1 for boxes , ho can't
very well afford to make a nickel cigar.
There is much good goods used in the
local factories , and a vast quantity that
is vile and execrable. While they call
them ton cent cigars , they are hardly
good "twofers. " Omaha retail dealers
buy most of their fine stock from Now
York , which is the greatest cigar depot
in the world. The dilToronco between
the Now York and Chicago prices is
about 15 per cent , and hence Chicago
goods are infrequently handled hero.
Cigarettes are sold very close from
the jobber to the retailer , and from retailer
tailor to the comsumor. They run at
& 3.:2o : to $1 per thousand , and are re
tailed at o cents a package , ton to a
package. Cigarettes arc all alike , there
are tfo cheap or poor cigarettes in the
local market , but even the best cigarette -
otto tobacco is strongly improg-
nnt/d / with opium. This makes the
cigarette practice unequivocally hurt
ful , and when once acquired is almost
impossible to leave off. The cigarette
habit id c-ortainly a distasteful ono , and
a big , strong , healthy man with a
cigarette in his mouth' comes about as
near making a show of himself as is
To give an idea of the enormous profit
there is in the cigar and tobacco busi
ness , it is but necessary to state that
the booths in the first-class hotels of
this city rent for from $110 to } 1GO pot-
month , and the line saloons at the same
ratio. Many of tliOMO places soil
from ISO to flOO fine cigars a
day. These cigars , say , cost them
from $78 to $00 a thousand , and they
rotnll thorn at 1/5,20 / and 25 cents apiece
or two for a quarter , three for a half
and llvo for a dollar. They make any
where from three and a half to four
cents on a cigar , mid in many instances
double that. An iiivotornto smoker , or
even a gooil customer , will smoke any
where from six to iiftoon cigars a day.
It is easy to make vour Own calculations.
She sent him back without a word ,
Or vouchsafed e'en a tear ;
Discarded , with his pleas unheard
She loft him sad and drear.
The alsht before ho thought to gain
And hold her as his own ,
But now bis hopes were lost In pain
And ] oy foro'or was flown.
She'd cone -to see him play base ball ,
And gazed at him with pride ;
She thought his worth above them all
Could never bo denied.
Dut fate wss cold and harsh that day ;
His plays wore of the worst.
Ho was , oh , shameful truth to say I
Four times put out at tlrst.
She sent him back without n word ,
Nor vouchsafed e'en a tear ;
Discarded , with his pleas unheard ,
She loft him sad and drear.
The pope has appointed Kov. Dr. . John S.
Foley to bo bUhop < X Detroit , ,
'j .jf yjk'gpyj
OMAHA'S ' BIG JIMSON FORESTS
Where They Are Found and the
Usoa They Subaorvo.
THE HOME OF THE FOOTPADS.
How They Annoy the Ladles , and the
Sloans Employed by the Chief
Police to Ijay Them
in the Dust.
"Tlmt is a helianthus , " said a load
ing city florist yesterday , and THIS BEE
reporter gazed with admiration upon a
botanical specimen of a plant ho had
always thought was a sunflower. In
fact , ho hal picked it from a stem
nearly seven foot high , where it was
growing in seclusion on Ninth street ,
near Douglas , and along with n number
of other weeds was doing its best to
cover up the dolioicncies in the side
walks that are attributable to the con-
tradtors or the council.
"There is no real harm in it"contin
ued the florist , "and some people think
that it is a preventive against malaria ,
but I guess it makes lots of trouble for
the farmers when it starts to pre-empt
a cultivated farm. The jimson wood
and the mullen plant are worse , ana
you can find all three of them acting as
shade trees in almost every part
of the city. Tlio Canada thistle
has not yet become a nuisance
and is apparently keeping in the back
ground until the fishery troubles arc
settled , but it has made its appearance ,
and it is only a question of time until
the state is' ever run with it , unless
some action to prevent its spread is at
once tuucn. Tlio burdock is another
of the street woods in Omaha , but the
seeds are occasionally collected and
used for canary seed. You will find
lots of burrs in the outlying sections of
the city , and you will find in another
month they will commence to give
trouble. They say that when they
take possession of a farm they can't bo
exterminated , for that each burr con
tains two seeds , ono of which , when
planted , comes up the first year , and
the other the year after. I don't give
you that for gospel , but it shows the
opinion an agriculturist has. You
can find the milk weed growing four or
five feet in height in almost any part
of the city , and unless it is valuable for
the shr.do it all'ords , I don't know that
it is of any earthly use. Now is there
anything else THE BKU wants to
Tli'o rcportor was too much stunned
with the amount of information ho had
received to answer , and \vr.adorod aim
lessly down Howard street until ho
nearly lost himself in the forest of all
the above named woods that hides the
intersections of Eleventh and Twelfth
streets. Passing northward along
Twelfth , lie could just discover that
Davenport street was still in existence ,
and might ho found under the shade of
the weeds. The residents of that classio
precinct , however , are opposed to their
removal , for there it is that the moon
light trysts are kept , and that the hours
are whiled away in the nothingness of
love's young dream. At Dodge street ,
near Tenth , the policeman on duty haste
to take observations .daily to find out
accurately the position of tho'pulirol box
in that vicinity , and up inthe north-
wcster'n part of the city it is necessary
to refer to a map for the locations of
streets , alloys and city lots.
"Yes , do say something in THE BEE
that will m'ako the council clear
them away , " said a resident
in that vicinity , "because , aside from
everything else , they furnish the best
of shelter for footpads and highway
men. The people in this section are
terrorized , and afraid to venture out of
doors after dark. "
"Yes , and besides that , it keeps us
girls in the house most of the time , "
said a petite brunnctte. "You know ,
those horrid weeds get full of dust , and
then if wo go through them they spoil
our dresses. If wo want to take a stroll
in the evening it is worse , for then the
dew and the dust combined spoil any
thing wo wear. "
The recital of so much human misery
was too much for the iron nerves of the
scribe , and ho staggered away to the
olllco of Chief Seavoy to see what could
'I'm doing all I can , and as fast as T
can , " said lliat olHcial , "but I use my
own discretion as to whore the work is
done. So far I have received
moro than a hundred re
quests to have weeds removed from
various streets in the city. Since the
chain gang wont to work wo have rediscovered -
discovered Sherman avenue , Clark ,
Lake , Grace , Corbctt and North Twen
tieth streets , and if there is a good sup
ply of vagrants I hope to have the city
cleared up within a week or two. "
A steady tram ] ) , tramp , tramp from
the outside broke up the interview , and
the reporter reached the sidewalk in
time to see the men who are devoting
their time to the reclaiming of the city
march back to their dungeon colls.
There wore twelve of them. Three
wore black , nine of them white and all
of them dusty. Some wore armed with
spades anil some with scythes , but all
wore tired and thirsty looking , and
awakening froiii the rovcrio into which
ho had fallen , the reporter came to the
conclusion that everything on this
earth was made for a purpose oven a
Rev. J. Torroy has preached a sermon on
"Spiritual Mountain Climbing. " A punbtor.
just before beini , ' fatally slaughtered , said
the rovcrond gentleman must have come from
u Torroy-d cluno. ,
"Yes I'm oil for
First parson ( cheerily ) ,
the mountains ; my hay fovorUato is next
week. When does your attack begin I"
Second parson ( sadly ) -"I shan't have the
hay fever this your congregation is too
Country Minister ( to boy flshlnpr ) I'm
very sorrv to seoyou llihing on Sunday , little -
tlo hoy. 'Little boy Ain't you goin1 a Itshin1
too , mister ! Country minister I am lulling
for souls. Little boy Well , you'll find 'om '
worry small i n' sky In these parts , mister.
Minister ( dining with the family-How )
did you like the sermon this morning , Uouby I
Hobby I didn't pay much attention to It. sir.
Minister ( much amused Why not , Hobby ?
Hobby I hoard ma whisper to tin , "Same
thing over and ever ajfaln , " so I didn't think
It was worth while.
Thirty-two clergymen arrived In Now
York the Other day in ono steamer , fresh
and rigoroas from their summer vacation In
Europe. 'Tis woll. Satan , who has been ,
during 'their nbionco , dividing the active
raiments of his time corrupting our youth
and coquetting with democracy , will now
find to his ehargin that these lavluroratcd
clergymen are again on top.
A Chicago minister has boon arroatoil on
n charge or bigamy , or rather polygamy ,
for ho has four wives living. U Is surprising
that u minister should bo guilty of such a
sin , and it is oven moro hurprlsing that ho
should have lived In Chicago with his
fourth wlfo for some time , and not have
talcen advantage of the Chicago divorce ma
chines to got rid of the three others.
Among the dealers in the "wheat crowd"
on the produce exchange are several Sunday
school teachers.Ono.of them was recently
' . /
asked If ho thought it was right for him t
speculate in grain. "Well. I must own. " ha
replied , "that my conscience is a llttla.
troubled sometimes , for this wheat business
is a sort ot game of chanco. Wo deal in fu
tures , and take our chances as to the result
of our speculative deals In the market. But
I don't know that wo uro any worse than tha
preacher at the church where I go Sunday * *
He deals in futures altogether. "
A Funny World.
Ooodnll's SUM ,
This world Is very funny ,
For. no matter how much money J.
Man Is earning ho will spend it , and bo hard
up all the time ; rTe
To his utmost ho Is straining
To catch up without attaining ,
Till ho makes his lifea burden when it
should be bliss sublime , '
Ho who earns a thousand merely ,
Thinks two thousand dollars yearly
Would bo just the llguro to make happinesfll
Hut his Income when it doubles
Only multiplies his troubles ,
For his outgo then increasing makes hl <
both ends worse to meet.
It Is run In debt mid borrow ,
Flush to-day and broke to morrow , ,
Financiering every which way to nostpo&fl
the day of doom ;
Spending money cro ho makes it ,
And then wondering what takes it , /
Till he , giving up the riddle , looks for real
within the tomb.
Oh , this world Is very funny
To the uver.igo man whoso money
Doesn't quite pay for the dimming that
docs before ho should ;
And ho kills himself by trying
Just n little higher Hying
Than is suited to his pocket and his own
eternal good. "JS
A horned snake , eighteen inches long" ,
with a horn ono and onc-fpinrtcr inches , was
killed last weuk near Kockwood , Tcnn.
A milk ; white gopher siuiko seventeen feet
six inchu's long , and having u part of Ins tail
cut oil ill that , , has just been bhun down ll )
Glynn county , Georgia.
Mr. Mclollvc , of Pillsburg , caught , whild
fishing at Atl.inlio City , u nondu-icript ani
mal strongly resembling the fabled Jabber *
week , and will preserro It in alcohol for the )
curious of future generations.
A Galveston baby just born weighs exactly
ono pound , and the parents are encouraged !
to believe that It will grow up small enough ]
to claim Mrs. Tom Tliumb'fi diamond ring ofV
fered to whomever could got It on.
Master Melbourne Grubb , who lives nonff'
Wythovillo , Vn. , is claimed to bo the largest
boy in America. Ho measures forty-seven
around the waist , forty- four around the tlngbj
and thirteen around tin * inusclo of the arm.
Ho .s flvo foot two Inches high , and weighs
210 pounds and w.is ton year ? old on July 9J
T. II. HuJd , of Cartha < ? o , III. , la the owned
of a mare that lias a well developed snaka
four or llvo Inches long In ono of her oyoat
Tlio snaku Is about as largo round as u horsa
hair , and very active. It Is hold In u trans *
parent sack which covers nearly the whola
of the oyc , and which IK 11. led with a light.
colored fluid. Huforo the snake was dist
covered the mare's cyo was hadlv Inflamed *
Alt traces of soreness have now d
and slio suffers no inconvonlonco.
Peter Gumacr , a reputable cltiznn of Porfi
Jervis , N. Y. , owned n brown mare , fan
which ho had refused an olfer of ? 1,000. The )
mare was suffering with n painful and fatal
disease. Two veterinary surgeons visltoit
her , anil tholt treatment apparently aug
mented her pain and sufferings , When she )
was again turned loose In the fl > Id where slia
was kept she Immediately trotted oil to 3
shallow Htroam of water , and , wailing Mta
ono of thu deeper piols , nho plunged horhuai ]
unrtef .v tor and hold It there until she simlj
down , ( irst upon her knees and then upoa
her hide , and was drowned.
Now black silks ohowarmuro and (
designs , or else rlppud Jiguros of birds , tiucy
love knots , and su on , or inolro stripes filter-
nnting with bird-eye weaving. Some of tha
moire stripes nro brocaded with largo flower *
but the plain ones are far and away bottoii
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