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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi : JUDNDAY , SEPTEMBER 17 , 1888.
THE KNIGHTS OF THE GRIP ,
Blnshor's Dos Outdone by Jim Crow's
DRUMMER BOYS ON THE TRAINS.
A Corrcsjmmlent HUH n SoH Spot
In III * Heart for lilH Fellowmen -
men A HaloHiimn Talks
< > ! 'Politics.
.11 in Crow'n Don.
HASTISO , Nob. , Sept. 1 ! ) . To the ICJItor
Of THE HF.U : Some tlmo n o there iippoiirc'tl
in "our" column of TUB UKH , write * ono of
the boys , an urtlclo descriptive of Sluslicr'a
doj , ' , claiming It to bo tlio uglioM , dug on the
foco of tbo earth. This Is u mistake , ns I
will prove. September ( ( , n wcolc ngo last
Moiuliiy , I arrived hero uuil put up ul the
ComincrchU hotel , rind whllo picking my
tooth I was upproncheil by ray old time
friend , .Ilm Crow , who Is representing the
McCormlek Hurvu.UIni ; Muchlno uoinpiiny In
this district. After the usu.il greetlnt ; I no
ticed for the first time that some ( 'fe.it sor.
row was burdening the mind of my friend.
At last ho abruptly exclaimed : "Do you re-
jnotnbor my dogf" I then rocillcd the fact
that lust winter ho had presented to him , by
ono of his friends , a thing termed by the
donor "a dog. "
I said "Yes. I now remember It. " Then
With bin head bowed down with Brief , and n
voice choked by u big cob of emotion , ho suid :
"Follow mo. " I followed , wondering why it
was that people should pour Into my ear the
fltory of their troubles , und what tale of woo
was now to bo unfolded to mo. As the sequel
showed , it was a woo without any tail to
After following Crow through the ofllco ho
ntopped In front of a door , and as a shudder
of remorse or despair , or both , shook his
herculean frame bo ilovo into hln pocket and
produced a key , inserted it Into the lock ,
opened the door , nnd as we entered he cloned
the door and locked It. He then ,
with averted lace , pointed to an
object about as big as a dollar , dollar and a
luilf or two dollars , lying under the table.
As the light in the room was rather dim , I
tient over tlio object in order to sco it , when ,
liorrorsl I gave a shriek that aroused the
entire house , and then fainted.
The next thing I remember was fooling a
pair of strong arms around mo , nnd and great
drops of hot tears fulling in torrents upon
my face and chasing each other down my
neck nnd saturating my now three dollar flan
After I regained consciousness Jim related
the following story :
"Two yearn ago my hair began falling out ,
and my friends advised mo to use u hair tonic
or restorer. I kept putting the matter off ,
until I am nearly as bald as n water pitcher.
Finally , that poor , inoffensive dog was given
to uie/and , as you see , I sacriilced him to my
prosit ambition. "
Then ho shod another bucket of tears ,
nml as a convulsive shudder shook the dog's
Attenuated and hairless form , the sorrowing
man continued : "A friend gave rno a receipt
for raising hair , and us my ambition was to
liavo a big crop on my head this fall , I con
cluded to try the receipt on my dog. Accord
ingly I got a bottle of tlio stun prepared and
Bent for my dog , which has been guarding
my interests in my hardware store ut Prossor.
He arrived all right. I took him into the
cellar and applied this tank * , or producer , to
his shining yellow coat. This was two weeks
ngo , und everyday during this time , with the
exception of the last four days , I have rubbed
in the hair persuader.
"Tho other day I was called nwivy from
homo , and during my absence the dog was
neglected. 1 arrived homo last night and
inishcd Into the collar , expecting to see my
lieaiitiful yellow dog covered with bushels of
curly black hair , but instead , 1 saw that the
deadly hair producer had done Its work , nnd
hail transformed my dng Into nu oyster ,
n snail , an col , or in fuel anything without
lialr , und bosidcs this , his tail , that has been
the pride of both Hastings and 1'rosser , because -
> cause ol its length and form , hail been eaten
off close to his body. I didn't know that the
tonic was loaded or I never would liavo used
"Now what I want to know is , can you
take him to Omaha to some wig-maker and
liavo his entire form covered with n wig of
beautiful old gold or ultra-marine blue hair ?
Tills will in a measure compensate him for
his great loss. "
1 hud Intended to bring the smooth , clean
shaven beast to Omaha to march in ttio
puradc , but h& slipped away from us the
night before wo wcro to start and has not
locn Been since. "Jiu'.s FUIBXO. "
How Drummers Monopolize Trains.
Tlio traveling man very frequently ro-
coivca favorable notice in our city papers ,
each one being full of how gentlemanly ho Is ,
but in all the gentlemanly acts there was
generally n woman In the case. She may
liavo been young und hnudsomo , or old and
decrepit , but each article wound up with
some great act of courage or generosity of
the traveling man. Your writer does not
wish to convey the idea that all that has
been said Is not true , but notwithstanding ,
ho has frequently noticed one item that haa
uscapod comment by the papers , nnd that
item Is the hoggishncss of traveling men in
railway coaches. Until recently I was not
mvaro of how far they would carry out their
belief that the train is all for them.
On a "Q" train n few days since I was un-
nblo to 11 nil u vacant seat lu the coach , and
yet there word several only occupied by
grips and overcoats. It occurred to mo that
the traveling men had taken possession o (
these scats by a deposit of grips , etc. ,
mid I concluded to lime the mat
ter to see how long the seats
< would remain thus taken. After waiting
1mlf an hour and no real live occupant ap
pearing 1 went to thesmoker. . Tlioro I busied -
iod myself watching an innocent game of
"liiirli live , " ut M cents a corner , which
lasted another hour. The players llnally
beciimo lircd , abandoned the game and went
back , each ono talcing u seat linmostendod before -
fore the game by locating grips , etc. , in
them , except ono fellow , who became very
wrathy bccuuso ho found u man that looked
like a farmer had the audacity to "Jump his
homestead. " Ho was very sarcastic in his
remarks about it until the farmer concluded
ho had heard enough and informed the
drummer that it was time for him to "shut
tip , " which order was promntly obeyed.
' Another casu is how traveling men manage -
ago to got u "double ao.it , " occupying onn
I with a grip or two and tim other with his
feet , tlio balance of his person and a paper or
f n novel.
It watt my fortune to board a train on n
branch road the other day that
a had but a single coach , and as I hud uiy
p wife und two small children , both asleep ,
nlong with mo , it was desirable to got seats
"f facing to deposit the "sloopors. " Hut it so
f liuppenod the only scut not occupied by one
or moro persons was Immediately In front ol
. n "double" occupied by n single "drummer"
i- * with hiu grips , ota After holding n forty
I pound boy for some tlmo 1 llnally requested
the gentleman ( i ) to allow mo to place his
crips on the Door nnd the child on the seat.
f Ho refused and pleasantly Informed mo thai
lie "was no nurso. "
After ntimo wo succeeded in getting n
floublo , but before wo reached our destine
lion three "salesmen" come In. All the
tloublo scats were occupied but a key from
each man's pocket soon came forth and seats
were turned to suit the men. .
Tlio question arises , how do traveling men
obtain the keys , nud do the railroad ollleml'
know 8ucn in the cuioand permit the hogglsl
ways of the aforesaid drummers. The rail
road officials should require the single Indl
vidual to confine himself to ono single seat
to deposit his grips on the lloor , and In nc
case to take n double seat in a coach that he
may bo comfortable to the inconvenience o
others. Should It happen there was plenty
of room , lot him spread out as much as hi
can , but Just as soon as there is ono occupani
for each scat in the couch require him ti
come down to the same level und take th <
f > ftmo clianco as the other passenger occupy
inj ? half of hla single.
A Bit of Politics.
A traveling salesman talks as follows to i
GlODO-Uemeerat reporter : "it is really ns
tonlshlnt ; the amount of interest taken in tin
issues of the present political canvass , cvei
nt this early stage of the campaign. I have
Just returned from an axtondod trip througl
HllnoU anil Indiana , nnd anybody who thinks
thnt the display of Interest isn't remarkable ,
ought to go over the .same route that I've
traveled. I weal out , as a matter of Course ,
to sell goods , but I found the merchants BO
worked up on the subject of the tariff that It
was with some dlfllculty that I could get
them to talk business. My customers wanted
my opinion about the outcome of the strug
gle between the two great parties , nnd I had
to bo very careful about what I had to say
on the subject. The democratic merchants
would expatiate for hours on the beau-
tics of tariff revision , and those of
republican U-unlngs wanted nothing but talk
on protection. Business with some of them
seemud to bo a secondary matter , polities
being tlio uppermost subject engrossing their
attention , In Indiana this was particularly
true. Everybody , oven the women and
young peoplejtherc , Is a politician , nml ho or
she , as the sex may be , never seems to tire of
dl cusMnir tbo situation nnd advancing argu
ments to prove possession of the right view
of the tariff question. As soon as a crowd
collects about a country store , you may bo
sure It is discussing the tariff. I was amused
wiillo driving along a country road in Indl-
nna by an old farmer , who , on seeing mo approach
preach , stepped out on the road from his
llelds to ask mo when Cleveland was going to
write his letter of acceptance. When I gave
up the conundrum ho told mo he was mightily
Interested In the tariff , nnd was patiently
waiting to BCO If tlio president had something
further to say on the subject. I am honestly
of tin : opinion that unless the excitement
cools down somewhat in the Hoosier state ,
some of its people will go wlldbetoro the No
Ho IJOVCB the Hoys.
ICE.vnsuv , Nob. , Sept. 13. To the Kdltor
of Tun BEG : Being a very great admirer of
Nebraska , her nice cities nnd energetic pao-
pie , I could not help noticing n week ago
Thursday the show she made in the trades'
procession in connection witli the parade of
the representative men of the state culled
traveling men , or drummers. Any Nebraskan
who did not feel n big spark of enthusiasm
crowding over him when ho viewed the
crowd and the very elegant display ought , in
my opinion , to move out of the .state.
I heard at-least n hundred expressions like
his : "Tho traveling men were the Jlnest
ooklng class of gentlemen ever seen together
n Omaha. " "Tho Omaha merchants did
hcmsolves proud In their efforts to rnnko
raveling men's day ono of tlio grandest
iuccosse.s over enacted in the state. "
Omaha , ns n city , is par excellence over the
stuto and in Inct over the whole west. Her
.vholesalo . merchants are a well known class
of men cast , west , north or south noted
for their vim , push , energy and business
qualifications that walks them up to the first
rank of commercial business men , nnd pushocs
their poods all ever the territories nnd states
.vest of the Mississippi.
Omaha has the name of providing the most
gentlemanly lot of traveling salesmen sent
out of any city in the Un tad States , no ex
ception allowed any spot on earth.
Her traveling mon arc not only received In
our places of business with pleasure , but tlio
doors of our homos are opened to thorn. The
country merchant courts them not only for
business principles and standpoints , but for
a social and friendship relation which gives
us pleasure in coming in contact with them.
Being ono of n thousand of the many west
ern merchants I fully appreciate the great
good a druinmor docs the retail trade. I
think Omaha wholesale men need feel very
; n-outl of the impression they make on the
jieoplo west in their assistance to their rep
resentatives to make n proud gala day of tlio
Thursday the traveling men's day of the
Omaha fair. K. N.
A IMnncer Traveler Dead.
William Franco liiw rnado his last trip.
Last Wednesday ho was called to his long
homo nnd Friday afternoon ho was buried
with Masonic honors from Masonic Temple
Mr. Franco was ono of the oldest travel-
ng men In the state and had a largo circle of
acquaintances nmong the older men on the
Ho came to Omaha in 1SOT from Brooklyn ,
N. Y. , and went on the road for Edgar &
Hereford. His last work on the road was
done for I' . II. Sharp & Son.
Two years ago Mr. Franco had n serious
attack of rheumatism and was compelled to
abandon the road and was prostrated at his
homo at Twenty seventh and Parker streets
for some months with the painf" ! dlsoa o.
Ho fully recovered from that nnd the imme
diate cause of his death was heart trouble.
During the last few days of his illness ho
was visited by a number of his old traveling
friends , and many of thorn attended his funeral -
noral in order to pay their last respects to him
whom they had known so long and so pleas
The deceased was a member of Covert
lodge , No. 1. and Omaha chapter , No. 1 , of
Masons , of U. S. Grant post , No. 110 , of tlio
O. A. It. , nud of the Veteran Firemen's as
sociation. All of these orders were repre
sented at the funeral.
The funeral exorcises over the deceased
wore conducted by I lev. Mr. House and wcro
very Impressive. The remains were buried
in Forest Lawn cemetery. The deceased
was forty-four years old.
Tlio New Gavnl.
The gavel presented to President Lanius of
the Nebraska T. P. A. , the night of the
drummers' reception , Is the first gavel over
presented to u traveling man in this country.
The history of the work in the gavel as told
by Mr. Lobock makes iho little instrument
very valuable. Tlio handle was stolen from
the skipper of the May Flower by Mr. Dunn ,
of Council Bluffs The mallet is from a tree
grown In Ouster county , the seed of which
was of tlio fruit of George Washington's
cherry tree. The uhurnes wore stolen from
George's tree by George Swigart and planted
in Custcr county.
Mr. Liinius will preserve the valuable in
strument with great care for his successor.
Association Work in Texas.
Texas Beemsi determined to lead all other
states in T. P. A. affairs. They are confident
of enrolling 5,000 men under the T. P. A.
banner before the next annual meeting. The
southern states are doing good worlc. Trav
eling men In that section of America scorn to
bo ulivo to the beiieills of organization.
Work and not wind is their motto.
Aiiu > ii tlio Hoys.
William S. Caldwell spent Sunday in the
William C. Wolau , of 7 . T. Ltndscy's , was
in the city during llio past week.
.lames 10. Boll , who does western Iowa for
Lindsay's shoo house , was in the city last
II. A. Dyke , Moline , Milourn & Stoitdard'.s
Grand Island man , was in Liucolu last wool ;
nt the fair.
F , W. Smith , who travels in Colorado. Is
packing liis shoe cases for his fall trip in the
.T. A. Morrillold was at the state fair last
week talking machinery for Moline , Mil-
burn & Stoddard.
J. C. While , of the Moline , Milburn Je Stod
dard company , spent last week in Lincoln
showing the linn's fair exhibit to his cus
W. L. Eastman , of ICIrkcndall , Jones &
Co. , was out during the last wools telling Ins
customers what a time Omaha had drum
II. S. McCoy , LIndsoy's Iowa and Dakota
man , has been at his homo in Michigan for
the past three wooks. Ho will bo home thia
week to got ready to work on his fall runs.
U.V. . Fisk , who for ton years prior to
18M1 represented tlio Walter A. Wood mow
ing and reaping machine company in south
ern Iowa , und who , slneo 1SM > , bus so ubly
represented David Bradley & Co. in tin.
North Platte country , will from this tlmo on
bo found with the Mollnc , Mtlburn & Stod
dard Co. , Omaha. "Ghim" will Join huuda
with the Flying Dutchman , and no Joker ho
will liavo a great time with the rival ant
vulgar ( vulcan ) square corner.
Phllo Jacobs , who has beou on the road In
Nebraska for the past fourteen years , has
adopted u now method of advertising for his
business. He represents the Domestic Sow
Ing Machine company. Ho has an elegant
wluto greyhound ho calls Lady Fleet. On
her sldns he has painted in neat bright letters -
tors , "Tho Light Running Domestic. " Lady
Fleet occupies n largo spot in Phil's hcari
nnd makes the trips with him on the road
She was decorated witli red , white and blue
ribbons and collar and was an attraction it
the Omaha drummers' parade.
Oinnlin'ti Siimlny Guest ! ! .
At the Murray II. II. Holies , Minneapolis
John B. Henderson , Cedar Uapids , la. ; L
Wubcr , New York ; H. O. Adams and C. U
itw t ' ' il'nti ii" in
Ktlicltrmn , Chicago ; J. Sollngor , New York'
G. A. Hrown , Sioux City ; F. A. Fletcher.
Chicago ; Leonard Jlowlott. Syracuse ; E. A.
Clyde , Now York ; II. T. Klein , Hurllngton ,
la. ; H , E. Haclcman , St. Louis ; \Vllltiun P.
Campbell. Chicago ; E. S. Jackson. Philadel
phia ; E. S. Pntriilgo , Chicago ; L. Maass , Now
York ; .1. E. Clark. Hoston ; J. H. Uutlor ,
Cedar Utunds , ! < > F.C.Miller. Boston.I. U.
Fulls , Monmouth , 111. ; Spoor Mncky , Chicago ;
1' . A. Wilkinson , Jr. , Now York.
At the Milliird P. T. McGrath nntl .Tolm
M. Slinw , Chicago ; T. Chamber ? and G. O.
Grace , DCS Moltics ; William Ivcs , St. .Too ;
G. H. French nnd E. Sdiwurtz. Now York ;
J. F. Stewart nnd H. K. IJIllan , Chicago ; H.
T. Llndnold nnd Thomas Mulr , Jr. . Now
York ; G , F. McCoombs , Pittsburjr ; Clmrlcs
Hupert nnd Stein builtli. Chicago ;
George Houser nnd M. wolf , New
York ; J. S. Hundell , .Kansas City ,
J. 11. Norrls nnd George pT. Hubbard , Chicago
cage ; H. E. Fields , Princeton , 111. ; W. O.
Everett , Milwaukee ; Kd Hcach nnd E. C.
Thomas , Chicago ; W. C. Klmball. Now York ;
A. S. Hunt. Brooklyn. N. Y. ; T. .T. Hilton-
housc. Cincinnati ; .T. E. Moglnn , St. Paul ;
H. M. 'Pullman , Providence ; S. lynm
Moody nnd H. L. Strong. Chicago ; .1. L.
Cobb , Attleboro , Mass. ; S. H. Joseph nnd E.
HonifJrn. Now York ; Thijuias G. Chiipmau
and J. W. Hunt , Chicago.
A Hint to I'titiy People.
From their arrival on this planet to tholr
usually early departure from It , people of
wc.ik constitutions nnd angular physiques
pass n sort of half existence. Like dormice ,
they burrow in their homo retreats , ufralil of
ic.it , afraid of cold , constantly afraid that
-ho shadow of that dread reaper will mater-
aliio and exact the forfeit which ho demands
'rom all , sooner or later. No liner medic-
nal assurance of comparative vigor for the
'coble oxiats than that afforded by llos-
otter's Stomach Hitters. Used with per
sistence not with spurts ami spasms this
fenial nnd profosiionally compounded tonic
will do much toward infusing strength Into
a puny nystom , and rounding off scrawny
angles In the human llguro. Appetite , nerve
riimniility. nightly veposo are encouraged
by it , and a malarial , rhoumatlu , billions len
iency overcome. U ro-establislies digestion
and prevents kidney troubles.
ADDITIONAL COUNCIL BLUFFS.
The Act ol' a Coiraril.
The driver of No. 3 street car , on the
Uroadway lini' , did a hcroio act last Satur
day night. At the Sixteenth street turn to
, ho transfer some boys were playing and had
> iled sand up on thu track. This the driver
saw as he approached the turn. Among the
wys was Ed. Hates' tittlo ( ton Fivddio , who
some months ngo lost a leg , and who had
lobbied out to whore the boys
were at play. At the turn the
driver stopped his ear nml' took
after the boys , who Hod In all directions. All
jot beyond thu reach of the irate mule
lounder except the littlu cripple. Tlio big
fellow had an iron rod In Ins hand , witli
which ho struck the lad n stinging blow
across the neck. The misslo was the iron
.iscd by the drivers for turning the switeli
bar , nnd it Is remarkable tlio boy's neck was
lot broken. Yesterday there was considera
ble swelling and discolor.ition , which gave
implo testimony to the force of the blow.
"Comment seems unnecessary.
When a threatening lung disorder ,
Shows Its first proelivttv ,
Do not lot iucross tlio border-
Quell it with activity.
Many a patient , young or olden ,
Owes u quick recovery
All to Lr. ) Pierco's Golden
FiailTlXCi AM ) 1'UOl'OSING.
Some Wise Itnlew Governing Them ,
"With n 1'olnter or Two.
From Vanity Fair : Flirtation of 11
strictly proper kind , proper flirtation ,
moans flirtation with a view to matri
mony and therefore you should choose
your llirtoo with an eye to the future.
The best sort as far as outward show
goes is the rather heavy , good-tom-
purctl girl. She should bo a little greedy
for that will mean cure in the arrange
ment of your dinner. She should bo in
clined to bo fat her mother's weight is
always to bo noticed for then t > ho will
probably bo domestic anil disinclined
for muuh gadding about. She should
liavo a chann of a homely kind that
does not attract foreigner.- * ; and there
should bo no sparkle or cspiogloi-io or
diablorio or any other French
. itility about her innocence. She
s'liould be fair , with blue eyes ,
and a white hkin that will easily
freckle ; for then she is not likely ( as
otherwise would bo the eiio with the
sort of girl I am thinking of ) to insibt
much on picnics and expeditions of a
dull kind in search of rural beauty.
She should bo very fond of her brothers
and bisters , and have ono or two bosom
girl friends. Tlio moro homo senti
ments and sentimental gush she has expended -
pondod in her youth , the calmer will be
her matron dreams.
Whether she should bo ignorant or
wise depends a good deal on whether
you are ignorant or wise. At any rate
she must and this is essential be moro
ignorantorlesswi.se than yourself. A
fondues- * for dross is not a bad thing in
its way ; but any lurking extravagance
into this matter should bo carefully in
quired into , as it may load to vanity ,
and vanity , in a woman , may lead to
anything. A friend of mine married a
charming girl innocence and docility
incarnate who were boots of an in
definite bhapo u si/.o too largo for her.
In a moment of imbecility ho look her
to a good bootmaker , and made a joy
forever of her feet. Hero the husband
put the wife's foot in it , and ruin ciime.
Tliero is bonio advantage in your
Ihrteo having accomplishments she
can amuse herself sketching or playing
the piano when jou are away , but they
should have their limits , or yon may find
yourself-suddenly put in the background ,
with art and it professors occupying
your place in your wife's heart anil
Never marry or flirt honorably
with a woman who dances well. You
cannot expect her contentedly to cease
her favorite amusement ( and no woman
dances well who does not love it ) be
cause she marrys ; she cannot , without
your both being ridiculous , dance only
with you ; and , depend upon it , it in not
according to the proper scheme of
things that the mother of your children
( present or future ) should continually
gyrate in public with young men about
whoso morals you naturally have no ae-
The girl you doom worthy of your
hand should bo unready , slow and un
certain of speech. She should bo easily
taken at a disadvantage , and should bo
prone to blush on the smallest provoca
tion. A qulek-wittod liar is the most
formidable foe n man can take to his
Whether the young woman of whom
I am treating bhonld have money is , of
course , a matter between you and your
Having chosen , the flrnt thing is to
make sure that you will bo safe in pro
With the rightkind of girl this should
not bo dillicult. Of course you must
sigh and gaze , and murmur the usual
coft nothings ; and you would do well to
see whether a little pique or jealousy
may not bo useful now and then. In
deed , this is indispensable ; for if the
jealousy seem very llorco , the lady will
not do. A jealous woman is a crown of
thorns to her husband. * '
Loading up to a proposal Is a very
dllHcult nrt ; for you have to bo careful
that your bridges are open behind you ,
to that the moment you see you are not
lllcely to succeed you" can retreat in
good order and without receiving any
disastrous volley from the enemy. In
other words , it is your object that , il
ono ot the two should look foolish , it
shall not bo you ; nnd If you can only
manage that the young lady shall refuse -
fuse ypur offer before you have mnda
t , you really want but liltle Instruction.
Of course , if you have cot her into
his humillating'vogUloii , dcul Icltidly
and humanely with lior. Possibly their
on may turn her hatred to gratitude ,
and so liavo mndo a friend instead of a
peculiarly bitter foe.
Ono smart man of mv acquaintance
vas in the habit of rising to great
luights of sentiment during a ball , and
n a corner of the supper room , fixing
ils expressive ovds on his partner's ,
Hid whispering In trembling accents ,
'Then will you have meV" It mattered
Utlo whether the. answer was "yes" or
'no'for ho was not a marrying man ,
and uniformly replied either that it was
a pity or that ho had longed to dance
ho cotillion with her , or that he was
lolighted , for ho certainly would not
mvo waited to dance it with any ono
else. Hut ho played his little joke too
often , and after a time found it dillicult
o get partners. IIo has sunk very low
iow , and lives , I believe , on his pater-
nil acres In Rssox , in gaitars and a
lirty shooting jacket ; fattening pigs
ind digging up weeds with a spud.
And I can remember him
ono of the smartest men in town !
Of course , with a girl in her first , or
even perhaps in her bocond season ,
there is little dllllculty. 11 or eyes will
sliow you pretty well what answer is
ready behind her ivory teeth. Hut do
: iot lie too easily satisfied by tlio quick
lieaving of her bosom. Tlioro is a good
deal of excitement to a girl in refusing
n man , and that excitement inny bo the
cause of the unwonted heaves. Always
propose , or lead up to a proposal seated.
When you arc standing up you are to
homo extent in a worao position thnn
she is. I'robably .she has something in
lior hand a fan or a parasol and oven
[ f she has nothing , a woman can
manage her arms better than a man.
Besides , you should bear in mind
that if you are accepted your attitude
must be'ono of sudden rapture , and if
you are standing ( she will of course be
standing , too you couldn't propose
standing to a girl sitting you must at
once soi/.c her , or attempt to poi/o her ,
in a close ombrai-o. Now , oven Hlon-
dln would find it dillicult not to over
balance himself and topple forward
when drawn suddenly onward by a
modest , retiring damsel about whom his
arms are twined ; while ho cannot move
either foot forward for fear of treading
on her feet or frock. It would bo omin
ous to begin by tearing her dress out at.
No. Propose bitting. If Iho girl bo
willing and bo not a fool ( wo need not
count fool-girlh ; they can bo proposed
to in any rough and unscientific btylo )
she will allow one little white hand ,
as you are growing terribly and mean
ingly tender , to hang bomewhoro
witliin vour reach. You gently take
poisossion of it. It remains passive
perhaps , but Klill it doob remain in
yours. Tlio battle is won. You are
engaged from that moment , and all the
rest of the intcrviuw is only leather and
Hut if , when you laico the hand that
has been hanging there as a b.iit , it is
briskly withdrawn , and the dignity of
outraged propriety shines out of the
eyes so falbi-ly ton'dor a moment binco ,
tiien recognize at once your danger and
rise 1o the occasion.
"Why do you object to our being
friends" Miss Blank' : " ' yon should say , u
little coldly and with if you can manage -
ago the thing just a slight suspicion
of amusiMuont in your eyes or mouth
( practice before the glass and boo
which comes easiest. )
This rather a poser. She1 can't well say
Kay that friends don't take oacli other s
hands ; still less can she say that she
suspected you did not intend to stop
there. Then you can go on.
"i had so liopi-d wo might bo. You
know that I never intend tp marry ( put
in Homo reason for your celibacy here if
you have a nice one , but it in not of
much , importance ) , and it hoems hard
that therefore I should bo shut out from
friendliness ( or intimacy , the latter for
choice ) with nice women. "
llorc , again , you too you have her at
a disadvantage. If she have any con
science , slio cannot , after drawing you
on so prettily , say that she doesn't want
to bo friends with you ; yet if she
says she does , she actually of her own
accord cuts the ground from under her
own feet , turns all sentiment out of the
thing , and altogether eliminates the
little conquest she had up to that mo
ment doomed at her mercy.
Should she , however , find hor.-.olf
obliged to do this , then , if you have the
nerve , you can inllict tivory sweet little
bit of punishment by contiding to her
some love affair of your own , apoory-
phal or nol , and you can force her , with
rage at her defeat in her heart , to
listen to your impassioned tale of sorrow
row , of two hearts that beat > as ono , of
suspicious husbands ; or , if who bo a
shockablo young woman ( though tlieso
are rare now ) , of btorn and bordid par
To err is human , but you m.iko no
mistake if you use Dr. Jones' Ued
Clover Tonic , for dyspepsia , costiveness ,
bad breath , piles , pimples , ague and
malaria , poor appolito , low spirits , or
diseases of the Itidnoys , stomach and
liver. 00 cents. Coodman Drug Co.
A curious occupation is that of a
young wom.in whom a Mail nnd Kxprcns
writer ran across lately , who earns
bread and butter by being photograph
ed not for her face and for her figure ,
except in so far us by means of these she
may the bolter display a handsome
gown. It has boon a business occupying
a small number of women in Paris reg
ularly , for some years back , to pose for
sketch artists or bjforo the camera for
the composition of the fashion plates
pent out with the moro expensive
French fashion magazines. Nothing of
the sort has boon done in Now York
until lately , American fashion publica
tions either conying their pictures from
French or English periodicals directly ,
or tonping out gowns with fancy head
pieces a very barren and inane fancy
commonly or calling the first girl who
came in sight from the workroom to bo
Latterly there has been a demand for
fashion piuturos which looked lifelike
and not wooden , and the utmost diffi
culty has boon experienced in getting a
bettor class of art work In them. Women
with prolty faces are beginning to bo
appealed to to lend their features and
their figures for tl)0 ) purpose. A dimpled -
plod blonde whoso husband is at the
head of a largo publjshing house was in
the very net of yielding to the charms
of a new tea gown ono day recently
when her husband interfered lest the
magazine's readers might recognize the
model. The professional fashion model
will bo an institution shortly. The
young girl spoken of is already in the
field. She poses on a. divan as carefully
as. for an academy picture to bring out
her own best points and these of an
evening gown. She plays tennis , she
poises an alpenstock. Just now she is
skating for next winter's outdoor gowns.
Fashion illustrations have lagged BO far
behind all other pictures that it has
boon ruin to a wood engraver who as
pired to anything bettor to work on
them. The standard is gonif to bo
Angobtura Hitters , endorsed by ph.vei-
clans and chemists for purity and vholo-
Bomoness. Dr. J. G. B. Siegert & Sons ,
Lot No. 1. We offer a special bargain in the Men's Department , of ihreo slylos.in . all
about 450 , strictly all wool , czissimero sack suits , in dark striperl cassimoro. Three of the
most popular styles in our stork , very modest in their design nnd. thoroughly reliable
in every way. Since opening our Omaha store , we have advertised , a number of special
bargains , and we believe the public have never been disappointed in the quality and
price of the goods shown , and we unhesitatingly claim this to bo one of the greatest
bargains ever offered. Our regular price for similar goods has always been $18.00 ; in
regular sizes . ' 55 to 44. Price $13. Samples mailed to any address.
Lot No. 2. A very attractive bargain is offered in a Boys' Short Pants Suit , Lot 2884
A dark , all wool cassimere suit Goods made from the celebrated Mechanicsvillo
AVoolen Co. A very neat style , and wo recommend it to our customers as a reliable
school suit at the moderate price of $4,50. Hemember , these are new fall weights ,
suitable to wear all through the season. Size 4 to 14 knee pants.
Special Sale of Winter Overcoats.
We carried over from last season about 350 Men's Winter Overcoats. We propose
to close this entire lot before Oct. ] st. The stock consists of Fine MOSCOW and
Elyesian Beavers , Meltons , Kerseys , Chinchillas and Fur Beavers ,
We offer an inducement to early buyers of a bona fide discount of 20 per cent on
last season's prices. l\emembor , this only applies to last season's goods. They will be
show in our spacious overcoat department , on the second floor.
Any of these lots advertised will be sent C. O. D. by express to any address , with
privilege of examination , and if not satisfactory , may be returned at our expense.
Freeland , Loomis & Co.
Cor. 15th and Douglas Streets , Omaha , Nebraska.
f/t'l * ' if .
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 West a fast mail service.
It was in advance of all lines in running its trains from
the East into Omaha propar.
It v/as 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
foave Omaha in the morning and arrive in Denver the
evening of the same day.
It has been progressive ) in the past.
It v/ill lead in the future.
Travel and ship via the Burlington.
Ticket Office , 1223 Farnam Street. Telephone 250.
Depot or Tenth Street.
Mis \ \ \
DR.B.C. WBST'B NxnvB AWD Ilium _ .
MINT , n guaranteed Bpecinc for Hysteria ,
ness. Convulsions , Fits. Ncrvoua Neuralgia ,
Headache. Nervous Prostration , caused by the
use of alcohol or tobacco. Wakefnlness , Mental
Depression. Softening of the Drain , resulting in
Insanity , and leading to inlserr , decay and
death , Premature Ola Ace , llarrennesit , Hess of
Power In either ser , Involuntary Loaset and
Bptrmatorhrca caused by nrer-exertion of tin
brain , self-abuse or over-Indulgence. Bach bo *
contains one month's treatment. 51.00 a box. or
six boxes for K.OO. cent bjr moll prepaid on re
ceipt et price.
VfK GUARANTEE HIX HOXES
To cure anjcase. . With each order received by
effect * cure , tiuaranteas Issued onlr by C. 1' .
QOODMA& DniRcrist , Solo Agent , 1110 Farnaia
Htroct. Omanu. Keu.
OUT AND PLUQ-
Xfo. -i , . A. NO. aii.-i'itoi'OSAhs ron
IAnuyHupiillon. . Heii'lciimrlers Dent , of the
1'liitti * . Otllco of Chief Commissary of tiubilt-
encu , Oninlui , Nub , , Bi'pt l . ] hs . Sealed piopo-
huln , In triplicate , xuhject to the usuiil conill-
tloiis , will be received at , ihls olllco until 12
o'clock in. , central bttindaril tlm , und ut the
olhcoot the acting commissary of subsistence
at 1'ort Hoblnaon , Nob. , until 11 o'clock n. m , ,
mountain Rtamlard time , on Saturday , the
2-M ilay of September , ! > * * . at which tlinu and
Iilacfs they will be opened in the nresenra of
ildderx , for the furnishing ana delivery of
onions and potatoes. The right IB
rei > ervol to reject any or all bl < ln. Illank.
propo uls and ppecl neat Ions , showing in detail
the quantities romilred and Hiving full Informa
tion as to condition of contructa , will bu fur-
nUhed on application to either of the above
mentioned otlices. J.V. . HAHKIGICH , Mai.
and C. S. , U. 8. A. , Chief C. B. Sept. lildltm
H'lIE SCIENCE OP LIFE , the
- -treat Medical TOurk of the
age on Manhood , Kerrous and 4
Fliyilcal Debility , Premature'
Decline , Errors of Youth , an.1
thcuntolJ mlsf rltsconir < | utnt
thcroon , SCO pages 8 TO , 123
prescriptions for all dlioases. >
Clotu , full gilt , only | UX > , tj !
mail , scaled. Illustrative sample free to all youdj
and middle aged tncn. Bend now. The Gold untl
Jewelled Modal anarded to tha author by the Na
tional Mtdlcal Attoclatlon. Address P. O. box
ISM. lk > itonMss . , orDr.V. . U. PABKEll , rsd
oate of Uarrard lledlcal CollegeSS years' practice
In Boitea.wha may be ooniulud confidentially
i. clalt/JUiuei of Us * . Office No. i UuUach'tt.
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NmrVonKTO Mvrnpoot. VIA utirtxarowK.
THS ! .l' 9(1 ( " ' " ' ' " . Srd
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Paloon passage to Olaljow. Derrr. MTerpool.llolfait
or Uueenstuwo , W and uiiwnrJs uorOlaigow Hteam.
ers. M ana upwards for tllj of Itijnm. Heoond-clais
pj. lleturn ticket , at reduced ratus ma < U arallablo
tor ollhor rout * , nflerlnit vxcurilnntits tli prlTllega
nf s eln > the Nprlli aniT Raulli of Ireland.lha IllTers
MerseV and"pictiir sque di'f'iio. Hteernnu til. Anchor
IJue dratu parable ire uf charge , anlii at lowest
"on ap Ir'to00 ° tOUr > 1 Uckers or ' "flier Inlorin * .
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Or to anr of our local a ats.
onl7 one III tti. world Btntr tl
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