Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 14, 1888, Part II, Page 13, Image 13

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The Largest Manufacturers and Retailers of Clothing in the ;
World ,
Will open their New DAYLIGHT store , at the southwest corner of 15th and Douglas Street
We shall try to reach , you all later by invitation to our opening. But don't forget the DATE. Husbands ,
wives , children , we want you every one to come on the glorious Thursday , October 25th , and see for
yourselves just what we intend to do for Omaha.
We are one of you now. We are going to give you the best goods at living prices. WAIT FOR US.
Co. , lolesale , ctaio. Browning , King & Co. , Retail , Cincinnati ,
ing & Co , , 408-416 Brown-si. , New York m. B > ft & Co , , Mall , St. Lonis.
& Co. , Bono , Cnicaio. Browning , King & Co. , Retail , Milwaukee , f is.
ill , Kim & Go. , Retail ! Plaftelia , Browning , King $ Co , Retail , Kansas City , Mo.
Browning , King & Co. , Retail , Omaha , Ncl ) .
Southwest corner 15th and Douglas Streets.
R. S. WILCOX , Manager.
LM MI m nsoNtmmmi
News aud Gossip of the Week in
San Francisco.
Tlio Murdered Fireman's Funeral
The Bliaron-Tcrry Huslnoss Aiaiti
Uillicrt Ixlniid Knvn es No\vn
From the Golden Onus
Han FranolHoo Letter.
SAN FKANCISCO , Oct. 10. [ Special
Correspondence of TiiKliKK. ] We have
bud the funniest sensation over known
in this city. Platts' Hall has for a long
time been the scene of speculative crum
bling , called the clock game , because
the quotations of the Comstock silver
minus were marked by an electrical ap
paratus arranged like a clock. Men
"coppered the clock , " or "played it
open , " the parties operating the game
paying tlio profits or raking in the mar
gins according to circumstances. This
had a wonderful fascination for our poo-
pie in whom the gambling spirit is very
strong , and the crowds that frequented
the building to buck against tlio clock
at last excited the attention of the po
lice. Captain Douglas would not take
any steps in the matter because he did
not .see his way to conviction of the
offenders under the exibting laws against
jjuinbling. So an ordinance , expressed
in the most explicit language , was
passed by the board of supervisors , mak
ing it an olTenso both to run the clock
and to play against it. The mayor
signed it , and Captain Douglas then
laid his nuts for a big haul , detailing
fort-four men to arrest everybody in
the place without distinction. The
arrests were made about 1 o'clock , the
busiest time in the game , and H10 play
ers were taken in charge. Nine of
these wore wealthy and thov immedi
ately deposited a hundred dollars apiece
and were admitted to bail. Tlio re
maining SOI were taken to durance vile ,
but a majority succeeded in getting
bailed before a municipal judge at $5(1 (
apiece , before the discovery was made
that the ordinance imperatively called
for $100. The remainder of the un
fortunates passed the night in prison and
wore hauled up next day before Judge
Hornblower who dismissed thorn on theii
own recognizances , with the under
standing that a test case would bo made
of one of the proprietors of the clock.
Sarah Althca Flill Sharon Terry had
indulged in the pleasing hope that she
would not bo molobtod any moro after
her month in the county jail had ex
pired. But she had scarcely reached
the haven of her hotel when the mvrmi-
dons of the law re-arrested her and toolc
her back to her old quarters. Hago and
grief combined throw her into a fever ,
and hbo is now seriously ill. In the
meantime , however , her affairs are pro
ceeding well , for sympathy has boon
aroused both for her and" for Judge
Terry , because Porter Asho insists upor
it that her statement is true , and that
he hold the sutchul with the revolver in
it , and that it never passed into her
iiunds. What is moro he has gone to
"Washington to intercede with the
president for a pardon for Judge
Terry , und Senator Uegan , of Texas ,
liaa agreed to introduce him. People at
first doubted Sarah Althea's
statement because it eoemod in-
redible that a court of justice should bo |
the scene of so solemn a farce , but im-
ilieit credence is now given to it as
. 'eter Ashe has acted with such decision
mil shown such indignation. Tlio up
shot is that there is a change of public
sentiment , which will have its effect
upon the Sharon crowd , and neither
Sarah Althea nor Judge Terry will bo
[ lushed to the wall.
Wo see in the papers cast of the
Rocky mountains frequent statements
that the exclusion bill will riot exclude
Chinese labor , but that is a mistake.
Notices that all such laborers arriving
upon incoming steamers will be refused
permission to land have boon posted
on the doors of the custom house. The
' 'prior residence" c'odgo ' is not working
with the success that was anticipated ,
either , for Judge Hoffman has very
plainly intimated that he will not per
mit his court to be used to defeat n law
made in obedience to the wishes of _ the
entire community. Commissioner
McAllister has been more lon-
icnt , but two of those
whom he admitted as "prior residents"
have been already arrested for perjury ,
and the chances are that they will re
ceive the hospitalities of the state at
San Tuentin. The eastern papers make
us tired with their praises of the China
man us a domestic servant. A trained
Chinaman is a good servant , though ho
cannot , be trusted , but an untrained one
is worse than a green Scandinavian or
Irish woman , and largo accessions of
both these are pouring into the city
now. Some curious stories are told of
the blunders of raw Mongolians. A
lady had an experience with ono which
was rather funny. She made a lot of
ginger cukes , which was the special
weakness of her soul , and placed them
in the cupboard. Next da.\ she wufr horrified
rified to learn that the cupboard
was bare , ( us in the case of
Mother Hubbard. "John , " she
screamed , "have you oaten thee
ginger caUi's ? " "Me no subbee gingley
cakes , " ho replied , with a Rinilo that
was childlike and bland. She went
into pantomime to describe them , and
bhowcd the place where they had been ,
but \\hero , alas , they were not. Then
he comprehended. He smiled again ,
and s-aid boftl"Mo : eatco ; mo no
likec ; me tlow away. "
The senate tarill hill has received al
most prniso except from the
adherents of Claus Sprockets , the sugar
man , und nobody cares about thorn.
13ut the wine men have discovered an
unintentional llavr which would have
a serious effect upon them , or at least
they believe so. In schedule II fruit
juices are admitted under a duty of C
cents a gallon. This socms innocent
enough , but Arpad Haraxthy , who is
the king of the California wine men ,
pointed out to his co-mates in the busi
ness that cherry juice , which would
come in under the bill , was oue of the
most imiKH'tant items in the manufac
ture of fictitious wines , and that to pre
vent this fraud becoming moro serious
than it was it would bo necessary
to pluco fruit juices or at
least cherry juice under tha
same category ns wines having
less than 24 per cent of alcohol. The
democratic papers have taken up this
little thing and worked it into a moun-
Uiiu , pretending to believe that the
wino men who were exceedingly promi
nent in the great-republican procession
a month ace had experienced a change
of heart and would support the Buckley
ticket stained as it U with blood , and aU
their united might. I saw Arpad Hnr-
nzthy aud asked him about it. Ho
looked disgusted and nald that the wine
uicu almost regretted that their action
had obtained publicity since it was so
misinterpreted. They were solidly ro-
publican and were likely to remain so.
But they were compelled to fight the
manufacture of fraudulent French
wines in Now York without cessation ,
and to resist all legislation that might
give a new lease of life to that nefarious
The citizens of San Francisco feel
very strongly about the shooting busi
ness in the republican county committee
rooms , and stops are being taken that
will rescue the city from the domina
tion of Boss Buckley. It is felt that if
such methods of political action as he
has re-introduced are not summarily
crushed , San Francisco will be in dan
ger of returning to the state of things
from which the vigilants rescued it.
There is no use in mincing matters. A
largo criminal and u , larger quasi-crimi
nal element exist in this city , and this
comcti uppermost when the democracy
is on top with just such results as the
Harrington shooting scrape. How ex
cited the people are was shown by the
funeral of David Donahue , the fireman
shot by Harrington. The room in
which the cotlin lay was profusely deco
rated with California ( lowers , many ,
prominent men not politicians sending
splendid tributes. Of course the repub
lican organizations were fully repre
sented , and also the firemen of the city.
Long before the hour named for the
lifting of the coflln , the btroets in
tlio vicinity were so blocked with citi
zens who came to take off their hats us
the hearse passed that there was consid
erable difficulty in making one's way
through the crowd. In front of the
hearse was a delegation of firemen , each
company throughout the city sending
four men in uniform , but wearing black
gloves and having on the loft arm a
badge of black crapo. The Young
Men's Institute , of which the deceased
had been an honored member , followed
the hoarse in great numbers , the entire
association turning out. Then cnmo
nearly a hundred carriages and hacks ,
and among the former wore many sent
by the lending families of the oily
though they were not present them
selves. The Hon. D. McClure partici
pated in the proceedings from the lirst
to the last. Ho was present ir. thohouso
and left after clods of oartli had been
thrown upon the coffin in its deep grave
at Mount Calvary.
"From grave to cay , from lively to so-
severe. " Such is life. While ull San
Francisco was stirred up by the f unoriil ,
there was ono group that looked on
most attentively without comprehend
ing much of the situation. Four Poly
nesians belonging to the Gilbert group
of islands have arrived among us after
a moft romantic experience. They
were in a proa , and were blown out into
inidoceun oy a hurricane. They sup
ported themselves by catching fish ,
quenching their thirst by the blood of
their prey. They were picked up by a
bchoonor that had landed up with cnpra
or dried cocoanut , and b cho cle mor ,
and was proceeding to San Francisco.
Arriving in a dense fog the skipper got
confused and ran the schooner ushoro
at San Pedro , which is about fif
teen miles below San Francisco.
Nobody was drowned , and the four sav
ages preserved their confidence in their
wiiito friends In spite of the mishap.
Perhaps they thought that was the
white man's way of landing his big
proas. When they arrived in San
Francisco , to which they came by the
narrow gauge line , they found a pro
tector , a wealthy Australian , who is
spending his time verv pleasantly in
Frisco , finding it moro lively than New
South Wales , Mr. Buchland can speak
their language fluently , and was deeply
interested in their adventureand more
particularly by the strange light in
which they t > aw nil occurrence. lie
took thorn to a clothing store and fitted
them out in American style and now
they look like Digger Indians of a noble
type , who have accidentally got tattoed.
A subscription is being raised to jit out
a schooner to trade among the island
and restore the wanderers to their pnco
loved home. But will they Ipvo it in
the future ? After tasting .sirloin steaks
and fish cooked in Spanish style , and
Aspad Ilnruzthy's champagne , will they
bo satisfied with raw fish and baked
plantains ? Perhaps darkness is better
than a light that blinds ,
Let those use ohvo oil who like it.
For my part I prefer , for saled making ,
oil pressed from cotton seeds. It seems
to mo that there is always a little taint
of mnknoss about the former , but the
export confounds one by saying that
this is only the genuine flavor of the
fruit. Some people like the rank flavor.
Dr. Samuel Johnson had a passion for
pastry made with rank butter , and the
Ksquimamx , that enlightened people ,
drink rancid whale oil with the same
gusto that a San Franciscan .shows in
disposing of Eclipse champagne. A
much respected citizen of Fri&eo who
comes irom tlio south of France is en
deavoring to create n sentiment in
favor of olive culture in this state. He
says that they will grow better hero
than in southern Franco. But we have
always known that. Why , at the old
mission of San Jose.there arc olive trees
as large as elms , and more than a hun
dred and fifty years old. When Father
Keybcr had cliargc of the mission he
was enthusiastic about the olive trees
of the church confided to him. He had
a habit of inviting friends to htop at tlio
mission and. poisoning thorn with virgin
olive oil. I was unsophisticated in
those days , and allowed myself to bo
poisoned with a good grace , which so
enchanted the old father that ho prom
ised mo something delicious for break
fast next day. When the promised
dainty arrived it was , rye bread fried
in the thick green lees of the oil , and
as I was partly committed I atesonu'uml
in consequence had to leave suddenly
for the napa valloy. I never wont near
the mission again until the dear old
man had got a new fad , and had re
nounced olive culture as faithfully a&
the pomp and vanities of this wicked
world. Tio.
Reviewing the Harmon.
Texas Stftings : Mm. Smith "How
did you like Di' . Pulpit's sermons last
Sunday ? "
"Mrs. Brown "I thought it was per
fectly grand , didn't you ? "
"Yes. The way ho pitched into people
ple for talking about their neighbors
did ray heart aild Boul good. Did you
notice how thut wntomptiblc , cro- -
eyed thing , Mrs < Hoioncs , colored up ?
And no wonder , for I in sure don't you
breathe a word of ii though that she is
not ono bit better than she ought to IHJ.
Why , her husband'goes ' away and loaves
her for weeks at n timo. She hnys he's
u traveling man. I'd like toknow whore
ho gets the money to travel on. "
"Aud look at the way she dresses ! "
"O , it's awful ! She ought to be
churches. "
"That's just what I think. "
An Illustration.
Burdotto' "I don't understand"said
Hello , looking up from his book , "why
an excess of wealth should bo a bad
thing. I should think the wealthier a
man was the happier ho would bo. "
"Not at all , boy , " said his undo George ,
wearily ; "possession in moderation is
the right thing. Now , nerve is a grand
thing ; it's splendid for n man to have
nervo. But if ho has so many nerves
he cnn't keep the rest of 'em quiet long
enough to put that ono to sleep his
riches embarrass him. "
What Manner of Mon the Tramps
A Itcportcr'n Investigation of tlio
Needs of Employers Wages of
all Manner of Workmen
IndustioitB Italians.
"Work and " \Vnecs.
The natural inference would be , judging -
ing from the largo number of men who
undergo the process of the police court
every morning on the clmrge of
vagrancy , that employment is scarce in
Omaha , and thut the city is overrun
with idle men. But such , happily , is
not the case , and mi inference deducted
from such a source is fallacious. The
army of vags run in nightly in this city
constitute an element of their own , as
bona fide and as distinctive as that of
any other that goes to make up the het-
erogenous population of a largo city.
The vagrant clement is possessed of
the idea that to it the world owes a liv
ing , and they are nothing to them
selves nor the world cither. The only
time they will work is when absolutely
compelled to , to stay the cravings of
hunger or thirst. They constitute the
loungers about the dives and doggeries ,
the luzzuroni who stand about the street ,
corners and public ways , basking their
worthless lives away in the sunshine ,
with uoobjcct in livefor , no aimno wish ,
no ambition above a chew of tobacco or
u drink of whisky. You stop up to one of
these corner statues and ask him "if ho
wants workand the inevitable reply will
bo in the negative , They'll let you
know when they want work , and it is
ton to one that they will manifest in
dignation ut your presumption in in
quiring into their wants.
Hut so fat1 as men being idle through
failure to get work in this city , tlie
number is comparatively small. Good
men , in any line , young or old , experi
ence no ilift'culty ' in finding plenty of
employment for hand and brain' in
Omaha. Of course theru are some de
serving men in hard luck as there
always is in towns of this size , but all
they have to do is to persevere , and
their ctlorts will sooner or later meet
with just reward. Omaha has work for
good men.
A BKI : reporter made the rounds of
the city and saw scores of the advertis
ers /or help in the want columns of the
daily press , and the unanimous verdict
of the daily press , and the unanimous
verdict of all is that no steady , reliable ,
industrious man or boy , with a trade ,
bo whatsoever it may. can offer any
reasonable excuse for idleness in this
thriving , pushing , energetic , prosper
ous city of ours there is employment
for all who honestly want it.
The reporter dropped in on a firm
who had advertised for four alvanl/.ed
iron cornice woricers , and asked if they
wanted buch a man.
"Thatvo do , " said the proprietor
eagerly , "ana for a good man , or a half
do/.on of them , I'll give &J a day. Are
you a cornice worker do you want a
Job ? "
" ( lot one ? "
"Where ? "
"With TJIK BKH reporter. "
This gentleman then proceeded to In
form the scribe that they had not yet
succeeded in getting the force they are
in need of and that in their line there
arc no idle men in the town. Ho said
first class men could readily command
$3 a day , while oven a passable man
would draw not less than $2.50.
There is no surplus , oven of common
day laborers in the city simply from
the fact that there is such
an enormous quantity of improve
ment in progress that all can find work ,
The blackboards of all the employment
agencies in the city are unceasingly
covered with their calls for teamsters.
The former are paid anywhere from
$1.75 to $2.60 and oven as high as $3 per
day for particular worlc , while a team
ster can procure steady employment at
82-5 a month and found.
A good mechanic can alwars find
plenty to keep his hands full , and there
IP no good reason why the majority of
them should not bo well off in this
world's goods , and many of them are.
There are innumerable contracts
being let even as late as this , and hun
dreds of foundations being put in.
There is plenty of work for brick
layers right now and will bo for three
months to come. And then a good
bricklayer commands 55 cents an hour ,
and they ought surely bo able to eke
out a pretty fair sustenance upon such
wages. Carpenterstoo , arc in precisely
the same boat , there is plenty of work
for them at 30 cents an hour.
In conversation with one leading con
tractor the reporter learned that dagos
were pretty generally considered the
best cvcry-day laborer. They can bo
had from lie to 50 cents cheaper , and are
bolter workmen , in fact they know noth
ing but worK and you see no ' 'soldiering1'
among them , it is one steady , incessant
grind with them throughout the live
long day. You see no idle dagos , if ho
isn't selling "do banan , " he's in the
ditch , the mortar-bedon the road , with
pick , bhovel and wheelbarrow , plodding
away for his pittance of the stuff that
makes the female equine accelerate her
Brick masons' tenders are well paid ,
receiving from $2 to $2.50 a day , with
plenty of employment. A lirst class
tailor need not remain idle one moment
hero in the city of Ornaha. There is
any quantity of work for them at from
$2to 830 a week , while "bushelmcn"
can earn from $15 to $18. Good tinners ,
too , are in demand , at 82.75 and &t
a day. An advertisement for a good
tinner would ovoice but few responses ,
simply because there is a poverty of
good tinners who want work anywhere.
They almost always find ready work.
Good cobblers make from 810 to 814 a
week. There is not much of a demand
for this class of labor , for the day of
custom-made boots and shoes has gone
by. and this work is concentrated with
in the largo cities. Small establish
ments are almost unknown these days ,
and shoo stores instead of doing u cus
tom work , simply keep a repair shop in
connection with their business.
There seems to bo more young women
anxious for positions , clerkships , book
keepers , assistants , typewriters , stenog
raphers , and so on and so forth , than
there does men , in facial a ratio of ton
to one. And an advertisement for u
young woman to fill any one of the posi
tions enumerated , would bring out u
Hood of application ! * . The majority of
these applicants , too , will be young
ladies of culture and refinement , neat
and tidy in appearance , and illy sugges
tive of want or the nocesiity of earning
her livelihood. But still It is so , and
to-day there is in the city of Omaha
thousands of young women and girls ,
willing , eager to take nn active part in
the toil of the great hive of life , homo
from necessity , others from a desire for
occupation , and u laudable ambition to
do for themselves.
The toque and the cupotu arc almost equally -
ly in favor , and felt divides honors with vull
vet material.
Coat-basques , with square side pockets lort
on the hips , arc bemi ? iniidu by fashlomiblo
modistes fordemi-tollot wear.
Along with the empire Rown coma tha
rcticulo of our great giaiuhiioihcrs , winch
will be made in plush sur.ili or the gown-
Black and cold bonnets may be worn with
powns of any color , and the irttxlures of blucU
and preen mahogany have almost as wide a
A revived fashion In the construotlon of
fancy bodices Is the irilroiluction of sleeves
of contrasting material , velvet , brocade ,
uiolrc , etc.
A now leg-'o-inutton sleeve has appeared ,
with a flat cm broidery in beads and silk at
the top and around the waists. A vest dec
orated in like manner is then in order.
The china orapo collarette is of all colors ,
sometimes matches the gown , but moro of Ion
is In contrast , i always stiffly fluted , and
sometimes edged with a buttonhole scallop in
silk lloss.
The new big-hooded capes made m satin-
faced cloth , in all similes of gray , tan and
drab , the hoods lined with some softly con
trasting color , promise to bo much worn this
A very favorite head-covering this season
is the brimless toque , with Its oblong ciown
of dark straw or French felt. The shape is
a sort of compromise between a bonnet and
a round hat.
The style mostly selected in the straight
dress has a close cuirass bodice in a long
point front and back , the fronts usually fast
ening diagonally from the right shoulder to
the left hip.
Many of the new flannel blouses for au
tumn are cut with rovers and rolling collars
that recall a coat , and are worn ever a front
and high collar of cream or pale Ilannel , that
stands high about the throat and supersede. ?
the linen collar.
The direetono coat hath all costumes for - ,
its own. Even the ulster doe not nscapo ,
for some very now ones are very muoh cutaway - '
away in front over a vest of carolul silk
folds , and have the big rovers turned back to
the shoulders' tip.
The mixture of silk and wool so much noon
in the gowns of last summer is to bo uioru
than repeated In autumn and winter toilets ,
mid that very open omhrnldory done in bilks
upon cloth anil underlaid with a LonstrasllnK
color will be in high favor for their trlmj
Sarah Althca Hill , the wife of D. S. Terry ,
if out in a proclamation in the San Francisco
press relative to her recent assault upon Jus
tice Field. She signs herself "Mrs. U. T.
Terry , nee Mrs. William Sharon. " This U
the lirst time on record that a woman was
born the wife ol u male riti/cn.
The alpine hat of felt , with binding and
band of handsome ribbon , and the low-
crowned turban of felt , volvet-faood and all
a-glilter with plumage and jewelled orua-
incuts amid its loopy ribbons , are tlio two
horts of headgear most affected by tlio best
drubsers for early autumn wear.
Mrs. Mona Caird , who started the discus-
on "Is Marriage n Failure ! " spends most of
her lime on a large estate In Hampshire , di
viding her tlmo between superintending her
farm and performing literary work on type
writer. She is the author of two or three
novels and is as bright in conversation as shs
is radical on all social ( mentions.
Mrs , Amanda Dulrnas , the lady wlio Uai
just been received as a member of the Louis
iana Sugar 1 Man tors' association , is a south-
oner and a creolo. Her youth was spent in
the luxurious case and indolence In which
lx > uisiana planter * ' daughters are reared ,
and until but a short tlmo ago was entirely
dependent on others for counsel and support ,
A few years ago a change in circumstance *
threw the entire responsibility of a largo
plantation on her shoulders. She proved
Iicrsolf equal to the uuierircncy , however ,
and has managed the crops with consummate
skill. Her business methods and her jadg- - - f
mont are highly prulsod by neighboring
planters and managers.
For llcadach
Use Hostbrd'H Auiil 1'Jionphalo.
Dr. L It San ford , Shoftlold , Mass. , aaysj
' Most excellent in derangements of tha
nervous system , such as headache and sleep
lessness. "