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OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , FEBRUARY 18. 18S9. 3
Y JACOB GONE UP THE LADDER !
i * '
An Obituary Htmcllino Wlilch Gront-
ly Shocked Max O'Roll.
ALL PALL MALL GAZETTES
Knelt , HIP Krcttuli Crlflu Buys , Arc
American Iscwsimpers .laiininl-
litlo lOiitrrprlHC llow One He-
liortcr Scooped the Town.
Max on tlic Irr n.
By Ins dibuovory of America Christo
pher Cominlnis ling furnished the old
world with mi inoxhnufltiblo ourco of
junusing novoltios. Yon pnss from the
curious to the murvolous , from thonmr-
vcloustoUio incredible , from iho in
credible to the impossible realized.
Hut 11 is to American journalism Unit
the palm must bo awarded.
I shall Bpeak later on the Sunday
papers , those phenomenal productions
that fairly take your breath away.
Take the daily pajwrs ; right , ten ,
Eomotimos twulvo pajres , oaeh coubist-
nitf of eight or nine columns of line
print , the whole for two or throe cents.
Ho much for the quantity.
The first thiiif : that attracts your.
attention is the titles of the articles.
The smallest bits of MOWS cannot escape
your notice , thanks to these wonderful
head-lines. It requires a special genius
/or the \\ork \ to be able to hit upon such
Here are a few that I noted down in
New York , Chicago and other largo
The death of Mr.s. Oarliold , mother of
the late president , was announced with
the ) heading :
"Jcath of Grandma Garliold. "
The marriage of M. Maunce Dera
il ardt :
"Siu-ah'tt llov Leads his LJrido to the
Altai- . "
The execution of a criminal was an
nounced by a Chicago paper under the
"Jerked to Jesus. "
The reports of two divorce cubes at
Chicago were entitled respectively :
"Tired of William.
Mrs. Carter Kinds Fault With Her Hus
band's Kissing. '
An article on I'linco Bismarck was
headed in large letters "Bismarck
Withdraws. " Just underneath in very
hinall print was : "His Resignation as
Chancellor of the Ciuriimn Empire. "
The marriage of young Karl Cairns ,
who had been betrothed several times ,
\\as announced to the American ladies
"Harmoylo f'aught at Last. "
Mr. Arthur Uulfour , having refused
to reply to some attacks of the Irihli Na
tionalists , a prominent New York paper
thus announced the fact :
"Balfour Doesn't Care a - "
During his last \ isit to America , Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain was invited by the
members of a Now Yo.ik club tea din
ner given in his honor. At the elev
enth hour , the right honorable gentle
man , being detained in Washington on
fatate business , was obliged to send and
excuse himself. Next day I read 111 the
Now York Herald :
One Dinner Less For Joe.
While I fas in the United States the
papers were constantly speaking o a
certain linaiieior named Jacob Sharp.
Accused of fraudulent dealings , tliis
gentleman had been arrested , but sub
sequently released untried. The press
indulged in much comment on the matter -
tor , and such remarks as : "All mortals
have their trials except financiers. "
One morning the newspapers wore
obliged to desist from their attacks :
poor Jacob had passed away from earth.
Thy bamo day , I met the editor of one
of the largo daily papers.
"Well , " I said , "nero is a line occa
sion for a grand head-lino to-morrow ;
you are not going to lot it slip , I bup-
"What do you mean ? "
"How can you askV Why , Jacob gouo
up the ladder , of course. "
"Splendid ! " | ho exclaimed.
"Shame out boo ! my dear editor , thou
didst not lindth at one. "
"I must have it. How much will you
take for it ; " '
"I'll maico you a present of it , "I said.
Next morning , the death of the finan
cier was told in two columns , headed :
"Jacob Gone Up the Ladder ! "
Tf over I wanted to apply for a juornal-
istic post in America , this would be my
most weighty recommendation in ttio
oycs of my future chief.
T did not know what lively reading
was until 1 saw an American newspaper.
American journalism is above all a
sensational journalism. If the facts re
ported are exaet , s > o much the better for
the paper ; if not , so much the wurso for
the facts. But the papers are always
lively loading. Picture to yourself a
country whore the papers are all Pall
Mall ( lU'/ettos , with this diTorcncethat !
the articles , instead of being always by
"One Who Knows "
, arc sometimes by
"One who doesn't. "
To succeed as a journalist , it is not
necessary to bo a man of loiters , to bo
able to w'rito leading articles in literary
style : the only qualification necessary
is to bo able to aniuso and interest the
reader ; this must ho done at any cost ;
nil styles are admissible except the
Thu accounts of trials in tha police
or at the courts of assircs eclipse the
novels of M. du Boisgoboy. I , who never
read tribunal reports in the English
Jiawspapors , was more than once sur
prised in America to llnd myselt deeply
interested in the account of a trial for
murder , following all the details of the
case , and unwilling to miss a word.
Alternately moved and horrified , I
would read to the end ; then passing my
hand across my forehead , I would bay to
myself , "How silly ! it is mostly llctlon ,
af tor all. "
The American journalist must bo
ppicy , lively , bright. Ho nu st know
how to , not ropori , hut relate an acci
dent , a trial , a conlhigration , and at a
fiush make up an article of one or two
columns in length upon the most insig-
ni Meant incident. Ho must bo inter
esting , readable. His eyes and oars
must bo always open , every sense on the
tilnrt , for , before all and above all , ho
must keep ahead in this race for news ;
if ho should unco lot himself bo outdone
by n confrere his reputation would bo
But you will perhaps oxelalm : "What
is the poor follow to do when there is no
nowsi1" What is ho to do ? And hla
imagination , is it glvon him for no pur-
posoV If ho has no imagination ho hud
hotter give up the idea of being a jour-
nllsi in America , us ho will teen llnd
This is how ono American reporter
made a reputation at a bound. The
Chicago people are still proud to toll
The young follow was taking a walk
ono evening in n retired part of the
town on the lookout for what adventure
history does not Bay. All nt once , a hu
man form lying motionless on the
ground attracted the sight of our hero.
Ho drew near to it , stooped down and
/op ud it tojjo a corpse. Ilia llrst liu-
pulse was to immediately seek a police
man and tell him of the discovery. But
a second idea came ; it was more prac
tical and ho adopted it.
This was it :
His paper comes out at 2 in the after
noon , so that jy running straight to the
police station he would be making the
matter public and furnishing his
brother reporters with a column or twofer
for their morning pap ° rs. It is a catch ,
this corpse , and not to bo lightly given
away.Vhat lo do ? Simply this. Our
journalist drags the bod.\ into an empty
building near nt liAiitl , and carefully
hides it. At II next morning he "dis
covers" it by chance , goes us fast as
possible to make his declaration to the
police , and then haitons awny to the
ollice of his newspaper with two col
umns of description written overnight.
At 11 o'clock the paper announces :
"Mysteriou- . murder in Chicago ; dis
covery of tlioidlin bj one of our re
porters ! ' '
The morning p.ipord were outdone ,
the other ovciuiiir ones nowhere.
This is iho kind of talent you must
have in order to stand a chance of mak
ing your way in American journalism.
Crimes , divorces , elopements , inesil-
llancc * , gossip of all kinds furnish the
papers with tlirec-nuartors ot their con-
ton t . A mysterious affair skilfully
handled will make the fortune of a
For several wcolcs during the months
of February and March , 1888 , the Amer
ican papers were talking about a young
lady of good family in Washington who ,
it appeared , lind become engaged lo a
young Indian named Ohaska , a tawny
bravo of the Sioux trlbo. There were
descriptions of the-wild man. descrip
tions of the festivities which were to be
held in his honor at the camp of the
great chief Swift Bird , descriptions
of the gorgeous ornaments with which
the members of the tribe would bo or
namented nothing was wanting ; day
after dtij frosli details wore added.
Then the despair of the young lady's
family was pictured. The threats of an
indignant father , the tears of a dis
tressed mother , nothing , it seems could
touch the heart of the fair ono but the
piercing eyes of Chabka.
At last the marriage takes place , not
only in broad day , but iu church. It is
not Swift Hint who blesses the young
people , it is the parish priest. Ho-
manco gives place to verity , and with
out the slightest sign of their boingdis-
concerted the papers announce in a
few line this time only that thoyoung
lady has married a clerk in the Indian
TUT. INTKUVIEWKIt AT HIP 111CST.
All this is as nothing. It ib when
there is a criminal case to handle that
American journalism becomes simply
The criminal is no sooner arrested
than the reporters hurry to his cell
and got him to undergo the curious op
eration , now knouii throughout the
world as Interviewing. Ho is treated
with all the consideration due to a man
in his position. "Mr. So and So , of the
Earthquake , presents his compliments
to Mr. IJlank , charged with murder ,
and requests the privilege of a few min
utes' conversation. " To bo accused of
an important crime gives a man a cer
tain standing in America. The more
atrocious the crime , the more interest
ing the accused , and columns upon col
umns of print supply the public with
his slightest hayings and doings. Ho is
the hero of the day. From the prison ,
the rcporter go to hunt up the wit
nesses , whom they tilho interview iu
their turn. Regular examinations ,
I know of several Amerie-in news
papers having uuito a stall of detect
ives yes , detectives. If a criminal es
capes justice , or an alTair remains sur
rounded by mystery , these new-fash
ioned jouraali&ts are lot loose every
morning on u search for the criminal ,
or to try and pick up threads of information
mation that may load to the clearing-up
of the mystery. Those detectives are
employed not only in cases of crime ,
but work just as hard over a divorce or
an elopement : it is journalism turned
private detective agency. A news
paper that can boast of having brought
a criminal to justice , discovered the
hiding-place of an unfaithful wife , or
run a ravisher to earth , is rewarded by
an increased sale'forthwith.
If there is any loyo story mixed in
with the affair , if there are a few
piquant details , you may easily imagine
that the public gets the worth of its 2
The American is gallant , and when
the victim is of the feminine gender , I
can assure you the accused generally
gets a pretty drulibing in the press.
.ioi7KX.VLi.sTic I > KTIOTIVIP. : :
American journalism carries the
bpirit of enterprise still further. Not
content with trying criminals , it hunts
them out and brings them to justice.
Policeman , magistrate , public prosecutor
cuter , judge the journalist is all those.
The slightest thing that can make
the paper attractive is boi/.cd upon with
avidity. The headings , which I have
spoken of are called into requisition on
all occasions , and there is nothing
clouu to the more announcements , that
will not suggest to a wideawakeeditor
one of these wonderful eye-ticklers.
Thus the Saturday list of preachers
for the morrow is headed in the Now
York Herald : "Salvation for All" , or
"Guiding Sinners Heavenward. "
Another papo r heads the libt :
Dodging the Jo\il. "
In some papers you will bee the list of
births , marriages and deaths headed
respectively : "Tho Cradle , " "Tho
Altar" and "Tho Grave ; " in some
others moro facetious : "Hatches , "
"Matches ' and "Dispatches. "
Compared with the French and
English papers , the American dailies
have neither the literary value of the
former nor the authority of the latter
in the matter of political foreign news.
The French newspapers are most of
them literary productions of incontest
able worth , but , with the exception of
one or two leading articles and the lit
erary , musical and dramatic criticisms ,
nothing very borious in the way of
information is to bo found in thorn.
The foreign intelligence is of the most
meager , and usually consists of a few
lines furnished by the Havas Agency :
"Tho Emperor of Germany is a little
bettor , " or "Queen Victoria -has re
turned to Windsor Castle from Scot
land , " &o.
Mr. Gcorgo Augustus Sala once said
very wittily that the French papers
bear the date of to-morrow and the
news of yesterday. The satire is a little
tlo severe , but * it is not unmerited. Ho
might , however , have taken that oppor
tunity for reminding his numerous
readers that , if the Parisian papers are
inferior to the London ones in the matter -
tor of news , they are greatly their su
perior in the matter of articles. It is
true wo have no longer among oj'1 jour
nalists , Koquophm , Karr , Mcry , Janin ,
Provost-Punidol , Glrardin , Till no and
About ; but wo have still JohnLomoinno ,
Woios , Sarcoy , Ituuhofort , WolIT , Lock-
roy , Vacnuono , Soholl , Kouquior , Bor-
gerat mm many others , Who oiler to
the publiu every day articles stamped
with genius , or at the least sparkling
with wit. Yes , wo have still a goodly
group of such.
For the iutollleont , serious man , the
English daily papers ( iavo only the at
traction of the correctness of their cor
respondence , homo and foreign ,
It consists of facts in all their aridity ,
but still facts. As ( or the articles , few
persons , J funcy , road those productions
written , with few exceptions , In the
dry , thready , pcdnpoglc style much af-
fcctod hy lower-form school-boys , and
often deserving Iho favorite comment
of the late M. Lemairo. professor ot the
Lyceo Charlemagne : "Hca\y , sticky ,
diluted in vacuum. ' '
An American newspaper is a con
glomeration of iiows , political , literary ,
artistic , scientllle and fashionable , of
reports of trials , of amusing anecdotes ,
gossip of all kinds , interviews , jokes ,
scandal , iho whole written in astjle
which sometimes 'shocks the man of
taste , hue which often interests , and al
1 must say that , if you want to hc-ar
America and everything American se
verely crittciyed , you have only to go
to Boston. There you will hear Boston
and England praised , and America
picked to pieces.
"Are jou an AmericanV" I once
asked of a gentleman 1 mot in New
"Well , ' ' ho said , after some hesita
tion , "I'm from Boston. ' '
Fancy ! being born in Boston and
obliged to be an American ! That's
The American public is not composed
merely of the conned society of Boston
and Now York , and the press is oblired
to eater to the public taste. When the
public taste is improved the newspapers
will reform , and perhaps one day the
London Times will cease to be the most
prosy sheet in the world.
NIIIY : \ CAHLI : .
As for political news , sent over from
Europe , ono needs to allow a little mar
gin on what one reads in the Amei lean
papers ; but it is impossible not to praise
the activity which animates the press.
Thus , for instance , I was in Now York
on the day that M. Victorien Surdou
brought out "La Toci" : at the Porto
St. Martin theater in Paris. The first
representation took place on Saturday.
The next morning my newspaper gave
mo a most analytical description of the
performance in two columns tele
graphed from Paris. Iu other words ,
the Americans were able to read Sarah
Bernhardt's latest triumph earlier than
the inhabitants of Lyonsahd Marseilles ,
who had to wait for the Paris papers.
Thanks to their journalism , the
Americans have al least an idea of
what is going on in every part of the
world : they know our now plays , they
read our now books , they keep informed
of every event , just ifs if they were
neighbors. And how is it possible , I
repeat , not to wiy a good word of praise
for a journalism , which knows how to
excite , as well as satisfy , the curiosity
of a great people ?
Go and ask the llrst hundred French
men you meet in the streets of Paris
wiiat'is the name of the president of the
United States ; you will find ninoty-nino
of them unable to tell.you. The French
men is exclusive lo the point of btupid-
ity , and that which is not French
possesses no interest for him. A dog
run over in Paris is , in his eyes , a more
interesting event than a presidential
election in America. Enveloped in his
oxclusivcness , ho knows nothing ; in the
matter of loreign questions , lie is the
most ignorant being in the world , and
French journalism , obliged to study his
tastes , sorveb him with nothing but
You must visit the ollices of the great
New York dailies in the evening , if
you would get an idea of the colo-sal
enterprises. There you see about fifty
reporters with their news all ready for
print in their hands. Each one in turn
passes before the heads of various de
partments , political , literary , dra
matic , etc.
"What have you' ? " asks an editor to
the first roporter-wbo presents himself.
"An interview with Sarah Bern-
"Very good. Half a column. And
what have you ? " ho says , turning to the
"A report of John Smith , the banker's
"Right. Ono column. And you > '
"I have an account of the president's
forthcoming journey to the south. "
When all the reporters have passed ,
they go to another room to reduce the
articles to the required length. Over
six hundred correspondents , scattered
all over the globe , bond in their tele
grams , many of them by special wire ;
and the conversation whioh wo have
just overheard in the ollico begins
again , this time with Washington ,
Boston , Chicago , Philadelphia , San
Francisco , Paris , London , Berlin , etc.
' What have you for us this evening ? "
says the editor to his correspondent in
"Bismarck threatens to send in his
resignation , "
"One column. "
"Boulangcr has just received an ova
tion at Lille. A riot is feared in Paris , "
wires the Paris correspondent. ' '
D"Capital. Send two columns. "
"A scandal in Koine. The marchion
ess o' NT. has run away with her hus
"Good. Where arc they gone ? "
"No one knows. "
"No matter. Send a good stirring
column all Iho panic. " I have scon , in
American papers. European lolugrams
of 12,000 and oven ! 1)00 , ( ) words at 12
cents a word.
"What's his name , the financier , has
made oil , " ticks the wire from Chicago.
"A column. Send report and blurt on
scent of the fugitive. "
When the telegraph has ceased tick
ing and the crowd of reporters have de
parted the chief editor , like a ship's
captain , the last to leave the deck ,
works on. Ho reads over everything ,
sifts , corrects , cuts down , adds to , puts
all in order.and towards 2 o'clock in the
morning gives the order to print and
But once moro all this is nothing. It
is in the Sunday's issue Unit you have
crowning foatof journalistic enterprise ;
thirty or thirty-two pages of telegrams ,
articles , essays on polities , the drama ,
literature , pictures , the fashions ; anec
dotes , bon mots , Interviews , stories for
children , poetry , biographies , chats on
science , the whole illustrated witli portraits
traits , sketches of interesting places
mentioned in the text , caricatures , etc. ,
etc. All this for the sum of thrco cents.
A HUMAN STATUE.
The Now York Mercury prints the
following wonderful story from a Padua
An American gentleman staying atone
ono of the prominent hotels hero
recently mot with perhaps the most
peculiar phenomenon of nature that it'
was over the lot of any ono to behold.
Subjoined _ is the true version of his
btory in his own words : "I was stand
ing on the htops of my hotel ono evening -
ing towards the close of the year when
n person approached mo with whom I
was slightly acquainted , having known
him only since coming to Padua. There
was a rather distinguished air about the
man which quite carried out the idea
buggosted by his name , Count Oraina ,
namely , that ho was probably of the
old patrluliin stock ho claimed to repre
sent. What attracted my attention
moot forcibly , however , was the marble
pallor of his complexion , which seemed
positively deathly in its appearance ,
although his black eyes shone in an
unusually lustrous manner , betokening
exceptional vitality in ono direction
nt least. A few connnrjnplncc remarks
opened our conversation , during whioh
I kept my eyes llxod in such a manner
upon my acquaintance lhat ho could not
help being cognizant ol ( he fact. With
a rather sad. smile , I thought , he re
marked upon my curiositj , and putting
out his Hand bade me give him my
own. To ny that 1 wa biirpri ed when
I felt the dead , almoU nerveless clasp
of that frigid hand would inadenuatelj
describe my feeling * , but my vis-a-vis
continued to smile in his melnneholly
manner , and , seeing that 1 was inter
ested , he said :
"Give mo your hand again ? "
1 did bo almost reluctantly , and ho
touched it to his ohoek , which , like his
hand , presented only a cold , stony sub
stance to my touch.
"You would doubtless like mo to explain -
plain this strange phenomena , " ho
said. 1 nodded. "In the llrst place , 1
must request you to say as little to mo
as possible , on no account do anything
which will startle me , as 1 am sutVerlng
from tv peculiar disease which might
prove fatal should any sudden move
ment of my body take place. Treat me
with exactly the same consideration , ' '
ho said , "as if 1 were a patient sutler-
ing with acute heart disease. "
"Would j'ou prefer to bo seated ? " I
asked , motioning as 1 did so to s-omo
seats on Iho veranda , but my myster
ious companion shook his bond.
"I prefer to bland if monsieur has no
objection , ' ' ho answered.
Pointing to himself ho Mild : "You
see hero one of the most remarkable
cases that chemistry has ever boon
called on to investigate. 1 am the vic
tim of as peculiar a fate as it was over
mortal lot to endure. I am a living ,
hrcalhing organism , and yet were it nut
for this ability to converse with you ,
and in a limited manner move about
from place as I desire , I might bo one
of those wonderful creatures of Phidias ,
disentombed to delight and instruct
the world by their marvelous perfection
"Yes , " he added with his melancholy
smile , observing my incredulous look.
"It may bcem strange toou , that you
should'stand conversing with a marble
.statue , but such is a fact as surely as
you arc sharing the beautiful , balmy
atmosphere and Heavenly scenery with
me at this instant.
"VKAHS AW > . ' ' HKfoxnxi'r.i ) ,
"I became addicted to the use of a cer
tain drug whose fatal ell'eetl discovered
too late to resist its wonderful necro
mancy. The only way in whioh * I was
deterred from using Omore of it oven
after its elTect began to be perceptible
was by my source of .supply being effec
tually cut oil. I used to obtain it in
small quantities from a 13reek sailor
who ran into Leghorn from some small
port in the Ionian archipelago , but
could never succeed in inducing him to
lot mo have moro than a certain amount
of it at ono time. It was a compound
and he claimed that it wa . put up by a
sorceress who was helieved to have had
the preparation handed down to her
through various generations of her
family from a remote ago. I do not of
course know if her story be truo. but if
so it might easily explain to modern
sculptors the reason why they arc un
able to equal the work of the ancients ,
for if its use was known lo Phidias and
his great cotomporarics it is moro than
likely that the way they produced their
marvelous representation ? of living
models was by" simply selecting the
most beautiful specimens among them
selves and by the use of tins drug grad
ually transforming them into marblebut
as I said , my supply was cut on" , which
accounts for my presence hero this
evening and my ability to narrate thib
strange experience in propia persona ,
otherwise 1 would now bo existing only
as a geological ouriosuy.
"Tho sailor was shipwrecked at
least , bo I heard. At any rate ho never
agajn came to Leghorn , and I had to
dispense with my ecstasy-producing
poison and sacrifice the Heavenly dreams
its use would plunge mo into sometimes
for days and weeks at a time.
"Tliero had begun to be noticeable a
peculiar dryness mid hardness of the
skin , at first in special places , and then
gradually extending all over my body ,
which I could not understa ndany more
than the physicians to whom I applied.
Personally I felt no inconvonicnco , and
so determined to ignore the matter.
Instead of this feeling passing away ,
however , I gradually began to feel the
outer skin of my body tightening and
hardening until I boomed to be entirely
incased in a plaster of paris crust. This
feeling increased continually , always
from the outside , which peculiarity
enabled me to preserve in bo remarkable
a manner the faculties necessary to my
"You will observe , " ho continued ,
"that the very best judges would fail to
discover any dilVcrcnco now between
my llesh and the purest Parian marble.
The blood coagulating gradually during
the process of petrifaction has left the
dark .streaky veins in ovact reproduc
tion of the quarried arlielo , and did
you behold mo in pueris naturalibus
'nothing but my open eyes and my fac
ulty of speech would induce you to believe -
liovo you were not standing beside an
ordinary btono statuo. " Ho removed
iiis hat as ho bind this , showing Unit ho
was perfectly bald and not a hair was
visible anywhere on his face.
"And yet you carp to live ? " J hazard
ed home what clumsily and eruollj.
"I have a daughter , " ho repliedtreat
ing my question as quite a natural one ,
"otherwise I must confess life is little
more than a burden to mo now. My
only regret is that I was not permitted
to continue the use of Iho drug and
demonstrate what I believe lo bo the
truth of my theory with regard to the
Phidinn masterpieces , hut , " lie added
bomewlmt oorrowfully , "tho world is so
skeptical , unless you can prove Unit
things are actually so it is impossible to
convince thorn , and perhaps the secret
is wisely hidden from man to prevent
the perpetuation of u cruel and inhuman
At this moment my ntlcntlon was ar
rested by a runaway team which was at
that moment dashing ; towards Iho hotel
at frantic speed , having completely
paraly/.ed the efforts of iho frighloned
coachman , and disregarding Iho warn
ing which my strange friend had given
mo , 1 turned suddenly round and gave
vent to an exclamation of surprise.
Little did I think what olTcct my ill-
advised deed would Imve upon my com
panion. Unable to resist the impulse to
follow my examploiihe count turned his
head suddenly. I heard a bimnliko the
the cracking of a bit of dolt pottery
and turned in time to catch the bovorcd
head of my unfortunate companion in
my arms. The despairing look
visible in his oycs us they caught
mine for u brief moment haunts mo to
this moment , and their voiceless appeal
meant a request , I conjecture , which I
at once hastened to comply with. But
alas ! as I placed the severed portion
upon the figure fatill standing erect by
my side the eyes closed and the porton-
tousnobs of death were apparent in the
only portlonsof the organism which had
retained thuir spucltlu powers. I held
in my hand only the marbled form of a
man fiom which the spirit had llown.
The body was taken to Homo , but the
strange btory concerning it was scarcely
credited , as it was easy with those who
had not witnessed the strange phenom
enon in life to asdiimu that some trick
of ( ho ombalmora had produced the re
sult. PotrifacUon being only partial ,
owing to a cessation of the use of the
drug , U wub impossible to use the bpocl-
mcn for purposes of exhibition , as to remove -
move the parts still remaining In a na
tural condition it would have been
necessary to remove the shell , which
could hardly have been done without
breaking ill a the ea e with \\lneh the
head had become detached showed the
very brittle condition it was in. In
addition there were the objections of
the daughter to such a course , which
were insuperable. There are , there
fore , nt the present moment , oulj ono
or two persons actually acquainted with
the ni } story of the Count Oraina.
The Hc t In the. Woiltl.
Senator Henry C. Nelson , of New York ,
"Sn\ATE CiiAMnr.n , AI.IHNV. N. Y. . April
4 , lJsOn tlioSTthof l'ebumrylS3 , 1 was
taken with a violent pain in the region of the
kidneys. 1 suffered such agony Hint 1 could
lumll.y stnnJ up. As soon as possible I ap
plied IWO ALtlOlK'S I'OHOl'S l I.ATKIl , 0110
ever each kidney , and Inlil down. In nn
hour , to my surprles and delight , the pain
lind vanished and I was well. I wore the
plasters for a clny or two as a precaution , and
then removed them. I Imvo been uslnn Al i
coi it's Honors Pisttiis la in.v family for
the last ton jcars , and Imvo ahvajs found
them the ( uilcucst and best external remedy
for colil" , strains and rheumatic affection *
From my o.\iericnco | I believe they are the
best plasters In tlio world. "
New York Mercury : First Deacon
( after the contribution boxes had been
passed ) < vYou neglected to pa s the
box to that well dre--ed stranger in
the frotit pew , "
Second Deacon ( a tailor ) "He IA a
customer of mine , and if ho has any
money I'd ralher he'd bring it to my
bloreand p.iy m something on account.
1 think Iho Lord can ntlord lo wait bet
tor than I can. "
Hcccliain's Pills act llito magic on a wcalc
THE RAILVtir TIME TABLES ,
* Dally Except Suni1ay. _
Hunnlnsbetwei'nCouncIl IllulTsan'l Albrlcht.
Inadditlon to the sUitloni mantloiiHcl , train ?
Blon at rtventloth and Twanty-fourtti streon ,
and at the KuiumlL In Omaha.
CHICAGO , WXJIC ISLAND i , PACIFIC.
Leave , i Arrive ,
A No , 2 . . .0:0 : , ) p.m. A No , 1 . . , .7:0i : ) a. in.
0 No. 0 . . . < ] ; OQ a. in.'O ' No.fi . .fiMp : , ill.
A No. 4 . .0ID : a , m. A No. ,1 , . . B : p. in.
CIIICAOO. IintUNdTON Ic QU1NU\ ' .
A No. 4 ltll * ) n , in. A No. fi. , .7U : ) a. in.
A i\o. 8 . . . .rin : : p. m. IA 'No. 7 . . .rw : : p.m.
A No.O , .0V ; ) p , iii.lA , No , 3 , . , ( liJ ; p. m.
CHICAGO .V NOHTIIWiSTiUN. :
A No.O. . . :40 : a , m. A No ; l . . .7:10 a , in.
A No. 4 . . . .OjO-j p. in. D No. 1 7:0) : ) a. m.
1) ) No. 2 , .H:10 : p. m.'A ' No. 5 0:41 : p , m.
CIIICACU. .MILWAUKEE & BT. PAUL.
No , 2. .U40 ; a , m.A | No , 1 .0:50 : a , in.
No. 4 7:00 : p , in. A No. \ \ .0:10 : p , in.
KANSAS CITY , ST. JOSIU'II 4 COUNCIL
A No. S . . . 0:2 : < 1 a. m. A No , : i . .0:30 : a. in.
A No. 4 , . . : SOp. niA No. 1 OiUUn. m.
BIOl'X 01TV A : I'AC'Il'JO.
A No. 10. . . .7U&n : m. A No , U . .8:5.1 : n. m.
A No. U. . .7:00 : p. in. A No. II .lt00p ; , m.
OMAHA \ HI' . LOL1S.
A No. 8. . .4'np. : in. A No. 7 . 12:00 : m.
A dally : II daily except Saturday ; O uxcopc
Bunday ; D except 'londny ; * lust inall ,
The time Ivi'ii above IB for Transfer , tnora
being from live to ten mlnutea between
fer und local dop ota
C. U. I'AUUEII. .V I' ItlCMHAN. J. II , l.l.AMH-ii.i
PALMER , niCHiyiAN & CO. ,
Live Slock Commission Merchants ,
Ofllco U0oni24tOniu lto Kichunzo Iltillilluv , union
block YirUs , houtb Omalm , .N'fli.
, ORIMtRWESTERFIELpa4 : MA'-E'i
Liye StocK Coinmission ,
( loom 15 , Kichunnu llulldlnit , l/nlou / Stocli Varj
riouth Uoinhu , Ncli ,
UNION STOCS YARDS CO. ,
Of Oineha. Limited ,
Agrlcultiirni implements >
" " " " " *
"CHURCHILL PARKER ,
Dealer in Agricultural Implements , Wagons ,
Orrtnco Anil Hiigalr * .l < tir < ? lroptbctwccn thnnj
ITNINGER & METC-ALF CO. .
Agricnltural Implements , Wagons , Carriages
Klc.VlicU' r\lf. Onmhn , Nobrnkit
\VliolulAli' lltnlem la
Agricnltnral Implcmcpts , Wagons & Buggies
_ Ml. M fi nnd OT Jonm Plrcct , Ouiahii. _
P. P MAST & CO. .
Manufacturers of Buckeye Drills , Seeders ,
CultlTMor * . Hay llfvkn. Clrtor Mllln and l.ubia l'u | ,
Terlicm C'ur Htn m ! Mcholni Mrrr ( .
WINoTlA IMPLEMENT CO. .
Agricnltural Implements , Wagons & Buggies
J F. SEIBERLING * CO. .
Akron , Olilo.
.Harycstlng Machinery ana BMcr Twine ,
W. K .Mcmi , l nner. 12l3l i\Tonworlli M Omnhn
.Mftuunclurrrs ( ami Jobber * In
Wagons , Buggies , Rakes , Plows Etc ,
"A HOSPE. Jr. ,
Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs ,
ouulns Ftrort. Omalm , Nvbrmkn.
_ Booksellers nnd Stntlonora.
H. M , &fs. W. JONES ,
Succc.'tcrs to A. T. Konycn A Co. , Wholcn.ilc A Itutnll
Booksellers and Stationers.
Fine WedilhiB Stn'loncrjr , C'cmiiin'rclM Stationery
lift llouulin Street Omalm. .Neb ,
Boota and Shoot.
KIRKENDALL. JONES & CO. .
ttfuccc ! ur to Kciul.Jonrs A Lo. )
Wholesale Manufacturers of Boots and Shoes
> H . | itB for Ilinton Hubrjer Shoo Co. 1KB , 1101 A 1IW
Jlntiioj ai. , OuiBha , Nubraaki. _ _ _ _ _
w. v. MORSE tc co-
Jobbers of Boots and Shoes ,
1101 1103-1105 Douflas St.Omitm ManufactorySum-
tucr MHiiaton. .
Coal , Coke and Lima-
O'MAHA COAL. COKE & . LIME cb. .
Jobbers of Hard and Soft Coal ,
3 South 13th Strf it , Omnhn , N < brakn ,
NEBRASKA FUEL CO. .
Shippers of Coal and Cote ,
211 South nth rt .Omai-a N'fli.
j. .T JOHNSON A CO. '
Manufacturers of Lime ,
nd Milpporof ( oil , Co k. Cjinpnt. I'lu'tor. l.lmo
Dralu Tlio and Sewer 1'lpo. onico , 2H S I llh
St. , OIDKU.I , Net ) . Tolpplionebll.
Coffees , Splcoe , Etc- '
CLARKE COFFEE CO. ,
O in all.i Coffee and Splcc Mllli.
Teas , Coffees , Spices , Baking Powder ,
Hayorlng Kitracti , Laundrr Hlue. Inks. Ktr. lilt
liUillarnar Struct. Omaha. Nubraska.
Crockery and Glassware.
Agent for the Manufacture" and Importer ! of
Crockery , Glassware , Lamps , Chimneys ,
Kir Offl co , .117 S. lltb SI. , Oinnha , Nebraska ,
PERKINS , CATCH &LAUMAN.
Importers and Jobbers of
Crockery , Glassv/are / , Lamps , Silverware
Etc. 1514 Farnaic St.I\OT7 Pay ton llulldlng.
Commission and Storage-
' " " "
R'IDDELL & RIDDELL"
Storage and Commission Merchants ,
Spccialtl" nmtpr. fats , Cbecip. Poultry , Cacie
1112 Howard Fttcot , Omaha , Neb.
CEO. SCHROEDER & CO. ,
6ucce or > to McShaac A Scliroedt'r. )
Produce Commission and Cold Storage ,
Dry CopdB nno 'Notions.
M. E SlvTlTH & "CO. ,
Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods and Notions ,
1103 nml 1104 Douclai. Cor. llth St. . Omaha , Neb.
klLPATllTcK-KOcTrD RY G6oDS Co
Importers and Jobbers in Dry GoodsNotions ,
Cents' rumislilne flontli. Tornor llth and UaJuoj
8t . , Omnba. Nebraska.
HELIN. THOMPSON & CO.
Importers nnd Jobber * of
Woolens aid Tailor1 Trimnim ,
rfl" South 15th Street.
D E WIEY & ST 6 NE ,
Wholesale Dealers in Furniture.
I'arniuu Mrc'it. Omahnraaka. .
CHARLES SHIVERICIC ,
_ Crocorloo. _ " "
PAXTON , GALLAGHER & CO.
Wholesale Groceries and PcoYisions ,
; pa , ; U7 , 70S and 711 S. 10th "I , Oranlin , Nob.
McCORD , BRADY A CO. " . '
Wholesale Grocers ,
1 111 and LfATonwortli Strciiti , Omaha , Neliratkn ,
Hoayy Hqrdjyarq. "
W. J. BKOATCH ,
Heavy Hardware , Iron and Steel ,
Sprlnet , Wagon Stork , Hardware. I.utnticr , lilt. I. ' ,
mul kll lUrnuy Hlrvut , Ouiahn
HIMEBAUGI-I tc TAYLOR ,
Builders' ' Hardware and Scale Repair Shop ,
Tools nnd IluiTaln Hc'nlcs , HUi Dou lai
Ht ! ( ct , Omaha , Nebrankn.
till and Ilarnc * Hla , Ornabu \\cntrrn.\ucnlt
for .Aumln Powder Co , JctTcnon blutl Nuilc.
_ Kalrbanks Wnnilaiil Hr lo . _
LEE , CLARICE. ANDREESI2N HARD
WARE COMPANY ,
Wholesale Hardware , Cutlery , Tin Plate ,
ilctalB , Sheet 1 1 nn , etc . \i : nt for Howe Scale * ,
WlaniirowiU'rnndl.yiii.in limbed wue ,
" " "
MARKS "BROS. SADDLERY""ub7
Saddlery & Jobbers of Saddlery Hardware
And Leather. 110J.1K6 and UU7 llnrooy Bl. , Omiilir. ,
Hotn , Caps , Eto.
V//L. PARROTTE & CO.y
Wholesale Hals , Caiis aiifl Straw Goods
110 ; IlarncrfcticoUOmiO.lKl ) .
" " " ' "
"OMAHA LUMBER cl3. ,
All Kinds of Boilflhii Material at Y/iwVi /
Ibtj fclrcelaiid Union I'aolllo TruckOm
LOUIS BRADFORD ,
Dealer in Lumber , Lath , Lime , SasD ,
Loorn.lHc. y id- Corner Jlli an-l i ! lMu , COI
Uli imU iltucJuji
Lumber Lime Cement Etc Etc
, , , , , ,
CorncrWh urn ! 1VniclA < fl . .Om h .
Dealer in All Kinds of Lumber ,
ISIh and California Street * . Oman * . Nebraska.
t . , i. .iMMVtiY LUtVlUttlt
To Dealers Only ,
_ Street Omaha _
" " " " "
"JOHN A. WAKEFIELD ,
Wholesale Lumber , Etc ,
Imporlpii . and Anirrlcnn I'ortlaml Cement s
.AxontforMllwAtikfin llrdrnulic Cement > nd
_ _ Qulncy While Mine. _
CHAS. R. LEE.
Dealer in Hardwood Lumber ,
Wood Out pen and 1'arqiict Floorlnir. 9th an
" " fnlllinorynlid Notions.
I. OBERFELDER .V CO. .
Importers & Jobbers in Millinery & Notions
IN. 2n | mul 1\1 \ smith lllli Sired.
Wholesale Notions and Furnishing Goods
41X1 mul iViHruth tilth SI Onmh
VINYARD & SCHNEIDER.
Notions and Gent's ' Furnishing Goods ,
linMInrnortiwl Omnti *
CA'NFIELD MANUFACTURING co. .
Manufacturers of Overalls ,
Jcnns 1'niits. SMiU , Kf Mir.'nnil 1101 Dotiifln ; Strret.
Ut.mlin. ' , cli
Offlco Fisturos. _
TI1K SIMMONDS MAXtTACTUIllNQ CO.
Mnnufruturts * of
Bani , Office and Saloon Fixtures ,
Mnntlo , siilvbimriK Hook fmcu. liriic muim.Wall
rn i' . I'nttitlon * ltiillliies'imiitor , Ui'i'rnml W Inrt
Coolum. Mlrrur cti\ lnoliirnni' oniu' , r.WnuJ JitU
oulli Kith Suumnhi. Tolo | > liono ll.'l.
Oils. _ _ _
CONSOLIDATED TANK LINE CO. ,
Wliolsalc Refined and Lubricating Oils ,
Ailo ( irvaao , Klc. , Omalm. A. II Illthnp Miuinirar
Points nnd Oils.
CUMMINGS & NEILSON ?
Wliole'alu li'nicr ) < ln
Paints , Oils , Window Glass , Etc ,
1118 Furnam Stroct. Ornnlia , Neb.
Wholesale Paper Dealers ,
Carry n nlrc olork of Printing , Wrapping . anil . Wrlllna .
' . . , , . *
l' r SiippM HIIIMIHI" ! - > ) -
Storage , Forwarding & Commlaulon
ARMSTRONG. PETTIS \ CO. .
Storage , Forwarding and Commission ,
llrnnrh hinisiior ( li HoiMiey lui.fK ! * Co Hiifulci nl
wliuluaulu uiul ri'liill. J * i UIOinnl IUI IzurJ biri'el ,
Onmhn Ti'lciilidiii' N'o 7'fl
H. HARDY & CO. ,
Toys , Dolls , SfFancy Goods ,
Home rurnlHliIni ; ( innils ChlMran'i Oivrrlma' * , ICtO
\ 't Kiirnnm Stroct , oiimliii.Nvb.
STORZ & IUER ,
Lager Beer Brewers ,
ra\ \ North Elcthtconlli Street , Om ilin , Nr li.
EAGLE CORNICE WORKS.
Manufacturers of Galvanized Iron Cornice
Wlndun-cupi anil inutillc . -
Jou.v KITM.IKII , 1'niprloior.
US anil HUMuitli IMstii'ot. \ .
' _ Printers' Materials. _ _
\VEST ERN NEWSPAPER UNION.
Auxiliary Publishers ,
DwaJerj In Tyjiu , I'roiscs ami Printer * ) ' buppllca. 02
South 12ili Street. Omnhn.
JOHN L. WILKIE.
Proprietor Omaha Paper Box Factory ,
Nos. 1317 and 1310 Douglas St. . Omaha , Nob.
OMAHA RUBBER CO.f
Manufacturers and Dealers in Rubber Goods i
311 Clothing aaU Leather llclllm ; . 1UU31'linmm tJtrcut. A
Ojsh , Doors , Et
M. AfoTsBrTov i co. .
VVIiolrsKlo MuniiC .cturoro of
Sasli Doors , Blinds and Mouldings.
Itrancli UfUce , utli ami Iziircl Bircotn.OiimhH , Nub.
BOHN MAN UFA CTURINc" . '
Manufacturers of Sash , Doors , Blinds ,
y.-ulillniiHMull-Work nncl Intprlor Hunt Wool I lii
> u. N. K. Cornurhth ninl l < uurcuwortli Mrntii ,
Stojorn Fittings , Pumps , Etc
XT L. STRANO CO. ,
Pumps , Pipes and Engines ,
Hocni , Wnlcir , Kit Iway nnd Mlnlni ; Hnpilc | ] , Etc.
W ) , IK2 auiHUl | iirimm Unut.Oiuuliu.
CHUHCHILL PUMP CO
Wholesale Pups , Pipe , ratings ,
teem mi J Water Rnpiliti'i. ; tlcniliiiinrliTi lor Mint.
U. S. WIND ENGINE .v PUMP CO. .
Stefiii and Water Supplies ,
llnllldny Wind Mill * . Olliiniinairnrnnm Bt.Omnha.
< _ ! HOM ,
Engines , Boilers and General Macliinery ,
huttlruri Work Htvnrn Piiinim.Ktw MlKx 171J-I2J3
J 'nTcnnoitli htio t. Omutiti.
STEAM BOILisn' WORKS ,
Cutler I : fan. Prop' * . Jlnnuf.ictiiroraof all kind *
Steam Boilers Mnnd Sliest Iron WorR
nnd U , AM rro hi.
" l'A.\TON il"v7nitl.l.N ( ) IIIIIN WDUUa.
Wrought and Cast Iron Building YW ,
llniilnu * . Ilrftsu Wurk.aonoml I oundry. Miioliliiountl
llluckimltli Wuric oitlioitn < l W'iik , U I1 , Itjr ,
neil IHh ttroct. Ufiiih.i ,
OMAHA WIRE A IRON V/ORKS.
Haiiufacturerii of Wire and Iron Railings
OMAHA SAFE nnd IRON V/ORKS ,
Man'fre ' of Fire & Burglar Proof Safes
Vunll , . .liillViirl < . Iron an I Wirn Kendnif , Hlitm , IHo.
O. Aiilriiun , Pitiu'r l' ir lltiinml luntmiuH" !
CHAMPION IRON and WIRE WORKS
Iron and Wire Fences , Railing Guards
nnil f-encim , lurbnnli.ollicu i'ii' ( luthlintoi oto ,
] niir Vftl Avnliiiiii , 1 oukKinltli M , " hliifrjr iiud
Illuciniiilth Uo k I'll ' MJiiHl lltht ,
Fireand Burglar Proof Safej , Time Lic'u
, \ii nU lur liHiii'.M rru a id I"G4 ( , ouiuu/'d
\ \uuttxiindJull < . ( I'Jrf hill i.ruut.
DR. AL.PEBD . SHIPMA.N ,
Physician and Surgeon
IM.ATISMOU'TH , MOUUAHKA.
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