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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : vUOXDAY , MARCH 4. 1880.
THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
How the Flrat Roglmontd of Colored
Troops Were Balacd.
AN INTERESTING REMINISCENCE ,
Why I'tCHldcnt Mncoln Hesltntcil
Abntit Kcitlpptnir | the Slnvca
or lioynl States Secretary
Jlelpctl Ilrrnk Their Clintns ,
Tlio prclltnltmry process to becom
ing fiBolOlor wan not always relished.
The carbolic &onp bath in the river ,
tvllh tlio nftcr clippiiif ; mid mid shampooing
peeing , bcinj , ' in many cases n flrat ox-
lieriencc , WIIH not submitted to in every
instance without tf rumbling. A fnco-
Uonfl bortfiMint , ( lotuilud to Huporvibo the
bcruhhlnir. oriijiiwted nn argument
which iirovctl most effective.
"Look at you now , " ho was hoard to
say , "you ignorant nigger ! y < nt don't
Iruow nothin' . Don't you stio your ole
close a burn in' up on do slio' ' , and don't
jou know when you gits inter tint ribber
and scrubs wid do guvinont oap you
wnnhoH all do slavery out ob yon ? Go
'long uid you ! "
And the subject , aided by a touch of
the borgcant's foot , would make no
Hut when , the bath and harboring
over , comfortable under-clothing was
given themand they were then arrayed
in bright now uniforms and a glittering
musket was put into-their hands , surely
Solomon in all his glory never
experienced the glow of. satibfaclion
that warmed the hearts of those ex-
Bluvcs as they viewed each other , and
each man know that ho looked just like
his follows. For tlio llrst time in their
lives they wore men , not "boys" not
chattels to be disposed of at the will of
a master , but owning themselves ,
treated with respect , and considered
worthy to lake part with white men in
defending thu union. In many of them
the almost immediate change in look
and bearing from cringing humility or
unmeaning levity to earnest willing
ness and self-conlldcnco was strikingly
apparent ; in others tlio change came
gradually , as though time was needed
to make them reali/o the revolution
that had tnlcon place. Hut it was sur
prising how quickly the vast majority
learned well what was required of them
and how low rascals there wore. In
temperance and profanity were exceed
ingly rare among them , and the guard
house opened its doors to a muuli less
number ttmn was usual in white regi
Of course there was tronornl dissatis
faction among the abandoned masters
and mistresses , many of whom wore loft
without a hinglo Hold-hand or house-ser
vant. Scarcely a uay pushed without
bringing ono or two of these owners or
their agi'iits to inquire for some Sam or
Tom or Dick. They wore al
ways invited up to headquar
ters to present their claims , and
the records wore examined for
their satisfaction. If the names of their
slaves were among the enlisted menthe
ex-owners wore icquired to produce
a certilicato of loyalty from the provost
marshal of their district ; and , if this
was satisfactory , they were referred to
the hoard of claims , to bo organized in
Baltimore for the purpose of deciding
upon such cases. If they could show no
proper certilicato , thoj were summarily
dismissed. Very often a man would
change his name when he enlistedthus
making it very dillleult for his master
to trace him , besides causing confusion
and a good deal of moirimcnt among
the young olllccrs , as those who took
now names invariably forgot them.
"Andy Smith ! " the sergeant would
cry lit roll-call ; but no Andy Smith
would answer until , the name having
boon repeated several times , some com
rade would nudge the follow who had
assumed it. saving :
"You is Smith don't '
Andy ; you'mem
' " '
ber you is' :
And then there would be a start and
an exclamation of :
"So I is I done forgot1' ! followed by
a loud "Hero ! " '
Amusing and sometimes pathetic
scenes between masters and servants
were of frequent occurrence.
It was surprising in how
short a time a poor , crying , slovenly
slave became a bright , neat , bolf-nbsort-
Ono morning a tall , ungainly fellow ,
who had tramped several days to get to
us , was brought to headquarters. Ho
looked as though ho had boon driven
and hunted all his life ; but lie was
strongly built , and his ebony counte
nance , though showing a good deal of
anxiety , expressed fearlessness ) and
resolution. The olllcer who accom
panied him reported him sound in every
way except that ho stuttered badly.
Hcforu the colonel could speak 10 him ,
the follow managed , with much tllll-
culty , to get out an earnest request that
ho should not bo ' "joctod. "
\ give counter-
eign if challenged , " said the colonel.
"Jos try mo , please , mars colonel7
the poor man stuttered. Ho was tried
with tlio regular drill orders , and the
proof of the man's pluck was that ,
though surrounded by a crowd that
laughed at his ridiculous olTorts , ho
made an heroic stagger at every order ,
and with a certain air of dignity that
had its oll'oct. At any ratetho colonel ,
pleased with his manly , bearing , told
him that if ho would come up the next
morning and give those orders without
nt'Jttering ho should bo mubtored into
the service. Whether wlmt his com
rades nbbortod , that he spent the
night practising in the grove back
of the barracks , was true or not , it
is a fact that tlio next morning lie
appeared bright and cheery , and in
u voice that resounded over the campus
lie repeated every order promjitly and
intelligibly. Ho was accepted and
n taw days afterwards put , on guard
ut the foot of the hill. As ho was
quietly pacing up and down Ills boat , a
man rodohy , sprang to the ground , and
Baying , "Look after my horse , fellow , "
started to walk up the hill. Ho failed
to rccogni7o in tlio neat , lino-looking
Boldior whom he had addressed tils
runaway slave. Hut the slt\vo know
his late miiblor , and with the bonso
of bcourlty inspired bv his uniform
and his loaded musket , lie stopped for
ward. Ho could now any "Hull ! " with
out stuttering , and ho raid it in a very
decided tone , And then tlio master ,
lnokiiiit > harply at him , exclaimed witli
an oath :
"Sam , yoii stuttering idiot ! what arc
you doing here ? "
"Uofendln1 do feu "
country , mas ,
Ills muster burst out laughing ; and
with another onlh ordered Sam to
Etand ORldo and lot him put-9 , as ho had
come to take his man back home , and
intended to do it , Hut Sam was not
tilurmed , Ho lowered hie muHkut sig
nificantly , and managed to say :
"I alnt nobody'b sluvo no nioroinnssa.
J's under the orders of do United Status
pavement , and ili'in onion ; is to lot nobody - '
body pares horc what can't gib do coun
tersign , Kf you kin do that , you kin
pun * * ; of not -Dot ! "
The munter ruvoi ] mid stormed in
yuln. Sum blood i'rm , until the olllcer
of the day who , unobserved , had wit
nessed the scone from a clump of trees ,
thought best to interfere. He escorted
the irate Mnrylnndor to the colonel's
olllco , but it is hardly necessary to say
he was obliged to return homo alone , as
ho came. *
A very similar incident occurred
shortly afterwards , which I believe
found its way into the papers ; but it will
A new recruit , fooling loan exagger
ated extent the dignity and the import
ance with" which his uniform invested
him , niul rcnli/.ing nKo , perhaps , the
bolonui obligations of his oath , was approached
preached while on guard by his former
master , and , with the usual oaths , or
dered him to got out of the way. This
the bcntincl declined to do , and the
master began to abuse him for "a cow
ard , " "a black scoundrel , " "a
sneaking thief , " etc. , all of
which the soldier bore unmoved.
Hut when the white man ,
still more infuriated by this iii-
dilToronco. damned the union tinny and
oven the uniform the black men wore ,
the latter becoming excited , and facing
his angry mastersaid In a very forcible
man nor :
"Massa , you kin "huso dis nigger ns a
nigger as much as you please , tint don't
hurl nobody. Hut when you damn deso
buttons , you damns do goviment. sar ,
and dnt am treason , and Tse pledged to
stop it. Now scoot ! "
And ho charged on the astonished
masterdriving him down the .slope and
into the road , and kept his musket
levelled at him until he saw him got on
a sti'eet car and ride awny.
After a time , curiosity brought many
people from the city every afternoon to
see the troops drill | and lioforo the cud
of the summer it became the fashionable
thing for ladies and gentlemen driving
out to stop below the hill on which the
barracks stood and remain during the
whole parade. Many oven descended
from their carriages and came up the
slope to got a better viow. As to the
colored population , the barracks , and
all that took place there , were full of
interest to them. It boomed us though
each ono felt that ho or
she gained something in im
portance by belonging to a class
that was att'racting bo much attention.
Those especially who had sons or broth
el's among the troops rose at once in
their own estimation and in their social
scale. I coul cited a number of amus
ing illustrations of this vainglorious
sentiment , but ono will suflieo.
The respectable matron who did my
washing came to me ono morning to
bay that she would bo obliged to give up
my patronage , as her bon had just en
listed , and she could not think of ( lib-
gracing him by continuing her busi
ness. Itcmonst'rnnco was in vain ; she
retired from the suds , and lived on her
importance and , presumably , on her
One afternoon in the early fall two
ladies came to headquarters. They
were dressed in fashionable mourning ,
wore gentle of speech and manner , and
evidently belonged to the best society.
They stated that they owned u largo
farm in Culvert count ) ' , had boon visit
ing in Philadelphia , and had just
learned that two "valuable boys" belonging -
longing to thorn had run away and en
listed in Ualtimoro. The "boys" had
been brought up in the family , had
always been kindly treated , were per
fectly contentoU , and must have been
worked upon In boino subtle manner to
have been induced to leave. They felt
buro that if they could see them they
could persuade them to return , as they
could not bear the thought of the
hardships the "boys" must undergo in
The colonel looked over the roll and
found the names of tlio "boys" who had
enlisted two weeks before. Ho en-
formed the ladies that , oven if willing ,
these boldiors could not bo remanded to
slavery ; but if they would like to see
thorn , ho would send for them. The
ladies requested that this be done , and
an orderly was dispatched to bring the
Few worse specimens us regarded raggedness -
godness nnd general evidences of hard
usage , thii'i these two men had come up
from the western shore , When they
now made thoirappcaranco in tlio olllco ,
tall , good-looking follows , in their clean
uniforms and now shoes , nnd their
countenances beaming with satisfaction ,
it was no wonder that their mistresses
did not at lirbt rccojrni'/e thom.and were
embarrassed in addressing them. A
bhort Conversation cnsuedduring which
the men , though perfectly respectfullet
the ladiob understand that they were
neither ashamed nor sorry for having
loft their old homo. As the visitors ,
evidently much chagrined , at hibt arose
to go , ono of them , extending her hand
to the younger ono , said :
"Well , John , good-bye ; I am going
home to-morrow. Mmt bhall I toll the
people for you1" ;
"Uivo vem my love , inarm , " said
John ; "an' toll em 1's mighty glad I's
hero , an' I wish dey was all here ,
The other lady had taken out her
pocket-book , and now said to the
"And you. Will , what shall I say for
"Toll 'em all , inarm , " ho earnestly
replied , "tint-do Lord hub broke my
yoke an' made mo frco. Toll em I's
happier don I obor 'spooled to bo in dis
world an' T blesses 'em all. "
"Verv well , " she said coldly , and
dropped something into his handb. Hoth
ladies bowed and departed.
The mini Will stood looking reflec
tively at what his mistress had given
him. As ( he door closed on her , ho
turned to thu colonel and , showing n
bllvor quarter , bald :
"I'so worked fur dat woman mor'n
twenty years , an' dis is do fust bit ob
money bho obor gib mo ! "
Towards the lust of September Secre
tary Chase , being in Ualtimoro , was in-
vltea by Judge Hand to drive out to the
barracks and witness the parade .of the
colored troops. His appearance was u
plouMmt surprise to Colonel Hirney ,
who , up to that time , had failed to elicit
from him any oppression of interest in
his work ; though , on account of old
friendship and political sympathies ,
the bccrctnrv was the llrst person
from whom the colonel had expected
support. Hut Mr. Chase hud not us yet
gone boyohd the president in hid views
concerning the enlistment of ux-blavos.
Ho , however , expressed himself greatly
pleased as well as surprised at the line
uiaplii.v the troops made , and thu next
week ho repeated his vibit accompanied
by Secretary Stanton.
As it happened , ono of the recruiting
boats arrived that very day , bringing
over two hundred of tno ubiuil mibar-
able crowd. Instead of having thu men
among them inspected ut once , the col
onel biived them for his afternoon pro
The expected visit of the distin
guished men became known In the city ,
and long baforo the time for the parade
tlio road in front of th < barracks was
blocked with open curriairos HHod with
ladles niul gentlemen. The two secre
taries in a landau , wuro so placed that
they had un uninterrupted view of ev
Thu bugle sounded , and the different
companies wltii bayonet * and over } ac
coutrement glistening , inarched in
Sum was u number of tlio Seventh it'j- !
mont , uml In iKittlo was lUntliiKiiUlicd fur las
bravery. IIo wus lulled October " 0 , ltO < . in
tba battle near "Kill Hout ? , " Vu.
splendid order to their respective posi
tions. As the last company wheeled
into line , nnd while the spectators were
enthusiastically expressing their ad
miration of its soldiery bearing , the
raw recruits who hau arrived in the
inorning tiled up and , each ono grasp
ing his little bundle , was placed in line
with the others. Their tattered gar
ments , shoeless feet nnd disreputable
appearance generally , afforded a strik
ing and painful contrast to their uni
formed brethren. The sugge tivencss
of the spectacle could nqt but strike
every beholder. Mr. Cbnso declared it
was the most impressive sight ho had
over witnessed , Mr , Stanton warmly
congratulated Colonel Ulrnoy , nnd ex
pressed his satisfaction and his thanks
that so much had boon accomplished
without c'lnbarrussing him.
The vigor with which recruiting had
been pushed had taken the Maryland
slave-holders by surprise. For some
weeks they made no appeal to the gov
ernment. Then , recovering their self-
possession , they sot to work to procure
a revocation of Colonel Uirney's au
Their first applications wore made
singly or by delegations to General
Schunuk or , in his absence , to his
adjutant general , TJomi 1'iatt. both of
.whom had steadily and cordially given
their olllelal aid and support to Colonel
Uirney's operations , though , from the
tmUiroof his orders , ho was not subject
to their command. The general , with
quiet ditrnity , referred the envoys to
Secretary Munton , but held no hope of
change ; but the adjutant guvo them
deep oUVnco by his sturdy patriotism ,
expressed with the wit and humor for
which ho lias always been celebrated.
Secretary Slnnton was deaf to remon
strance. Hut it was not long before
Kevortly Johnson and Governor Swann
discovered that the president was not
n wuro of the enlistment of slaves. Pe
titions , letters of complaint and charges
against Colonel Hlrnoy were now
poured in on Mr. Lincoln. Finally ,
Uoverdy Johnson and the governor , at
the head of a Maryland delegation of
slave holders called on him and present
ed the grievance with all the eloquence
they could command.
The president was much disturbed ,
and supposing General Schenck to bo
the responsible party , wrote to him in-
mating a purpose to" disavow his acts.
Thereupon the general went to Wash
ington and explaining his position
in tlio matter , protested against
censure or disavowal , and tendered his
resignation as conimnndnnt in Mary
land if such a stop ngainsl him wore in
tended , Mr. Lincoln listened patiently.
Then , after a short pause , ho said :
"Schonck , do you know what a gulled
prairie is ? "
The general know every kind of
prairie except that.
"The galled prairie , " resumed Mr.
Lincoln , "lies on the blopo back from
the narrow river bottoms , and is so
called because waters from higher
levels cut gulches in it. Hut it is rich
land. On it grow oak trees of a peculiar
species. Their wood is almost as hard
as iron and their roots grow deep down.
You can't cut them or dig them up.
Is'ow , general , how do you suppose the
farmers treat thcinV"
This was a poser.
"Well , " said Mr. Lincoln , "they
just lot them alone and plough
around thorn. "
v With this the president arose and
shook hands , and General Schenck re
turned to Baltimore , pondering over
the parable of the "galled prairies. "
Nothing further was said about cen-
sitro , but Mr. Lincoln was troubled on
the score ol his "pledge , " and did not
let the matter drop.
Colonel Uirnoy was very busy one day
issuing the final orders for despatching
three boats to a point where , from in
formation received , several hundred
good recruits were waitiner , IIo was in
terrupted by a telegram direct from the
white house , as follows :
How many sluvcs have you enlisted ?
( Signed ) AiutuivM LINCOLN.
The answer reached the president
while Governor Swann and his friinds
were making another call on him.
"About three thousand , " it said. *
A short and , according to the report
of the committee , u pretty sharp discus
sion followed the reading of this
answer , ending in the despatch of
another telegram to the colonel :
Hold on unit euro for what .you have ;
enlist no more until further orders.
( Signed ) Aim in AM LINCOLN.
Colonel Birnoy's disappointment can
bo imagined. In another hour his
boats would have been olT and out
of reach of telegrams. Now , all orders
had to bo countermanded and the boats
The'noxt day the colonel wont to
Washington an'd had un interview with
Mr. Stanton , always his friend , and
ready to do for him all that his posi
tion towards the president permitted
him to do.
The latter Colonel Birnoy did not
see , but the encouragement protection ,
and aid ho received from the great war
secretary , with whoso patriotism min
gled no solllbh ambition , enabled him ,
after u few weeks , to recognize his
plans and continue the work which led
to emancipation in the state of Mary
A now order was issued , by consent
of the president , authorizing the cn-
libtinont of slaves of rebels and of consenting
sonting loyal masters.
* A much larger number of slaves Imd been
received at the barr.iclcH , but the great ma
jority being non-combatants , liud been trans
ferred to other points.
1 > ouut IlrlKlXcnliiK Into Hope ,
Ami liopo Into ccitulnty , is 'tlio pleasing
tuuisltion through which the mind of the
nervous , dyspeptic Invalid passes who tries n
course of Hosteller's Stomach Hitters , which
is ulilto incomparable and inimitable. In
creased vitality , n gain In weight , tranquill
ity of the nerves , sound appetite and sleep
are among the blessings which it is within
the bcnellcient power of this medicine to con
fer , anil it Is not surprising that after acquir
ing this now dowry of health the grt eful
nick should sometimes utter their praises of
the Hitters In terms bordering on extrava
gance. "Out of the fullness of tlio heurt the
mouth spcakcth , " mid the proprietors of
Hosteller's Stomach Hitters have sometimes
been obliged to suppress these oulogiuniB
least they should bo accused of blowing their
own trumpet too loudly. For constipation ,
billiousncss , kldnoy complaint nnd Incipient
rheumatism tlio Hitters is also u deservedly
Not n I'Vec Agent.
Now York World : Judge 1' ! thought
I told you not to come before mo
Prisoner "Well , Judge , I did'nt
want to come. My friend in brass but
tons made mo. "
Judge "Ten days. "
Dun to HIM Diet.
Now York World : "Mr. Johnsin , ycr
mule's got or line voice ; ho kin mos'
turn or chuno when ho bray. "
Mr. Johnsin Well. ho oughter bo
able to sing , 'cause ho libs on do nit-
most ly , , Mr. Smif.
lcs Mora Vulimblo ilinu Oojil
Are SANTA AIUK , the California dis
covery for Consumption and Diseased of
the Throat , Client and Lungs , and CAL
IFORNIA CAT-R-OUUU , the only
guaranteed euro for Catarrh , Cold in
the Hoadand kindred complaints. They
are sold ut $1 per paokago , t > r three for
Jii.60 , and uro recommended and used
by the leading i > liy&iulni > Bof the Pacliio
Coast. Not Mil1 rat compounds. Guar
anteed by the Goodman Drug Co.
OLD JIM WOOD.
A Kentucky Sheriff Whose Cournco
AVnx the Atliitlrattotl o'l'tho ' Stitte.
The lute James Woo/ll ex-sheriff of
Nelson county , was a juiet , unassum
ing man , never thrusting himself into
prominence , and singularly exact in
the performance of his duties , snys the
Louisville Courier-Journal. Ho Boldom
carried arms , nnd did not scorn to know
what fear meant. I have known him at
various times to tackle borne of the
hardest cases in Hardstown when no
other man would dare to go near them.
In those days , 18.W to IfkV ; , and for that
matter , long before , there were n num
ber of tough follows , young nnd old , in
Bnrdsiown and vicinity , They were
personally clover men , but were given
to using too much red liquor. They had
nil the extreme southern idea of insult ,
honor , reparation , nnd all that , for
which the bouthcrn students at St.
Joseph's college were largely responsi
ble , and. despite their manner of get
ting on sprees and terrorizing the
town , were us chivulrlcu lot of young
men generally us you could find. It
was with these that Old Jim hud to
deal occasionally , and ho never failed
to capture his man and that without
Among those who lived near town
were several who were considered des
perate characters. One of these was
John Hobinson. who , in a street light ,
killed Hill Hardln , a grandson , 1 believe -
liove , of old Hen Hardin , and was him
self so badly cut that ono of his nrms
was crippled over after. Hobliison used
to coinu to town and get drunk , and
when in that condition alwayb wanted
to kill somebody. Nobody cared to in
terfere with him. I never saw butooo
man , aside from old Jim Wood , who had
nerve enough to stand up to Hobinson.
and that was Hill Uowanbon of Senator
Kowan. I have scon him defy Hobin
son to do bis worst , but John wouldn't
try anything but cursing. lie know
that Hill \\asas game as ho was. On
one occasion , when John had been un
usually drunk and had remained in
town 'longer than usual , the good people
ple became boriously nlurmod lest ho
should kill somebody before he left.
They wanted to have him put in jail ,
but no one could bo found who would at
tempt the job. Old Jim Wood happened
to bo in town and some ono appealed to
him. The old follow he was tlien about
forty-live , but gray-haired , and was
called old agreed to capture him. Ho
found him on the street u street on
which a score of mortal combats had
taken place walked up to the desper
ado and said : "John , coino with me. "
John didn't want to do it , but Wood
notified him that ho had to go to jail ,
and John gave up and marched along
as quietly as a lamb.
In ISOU Uardstown was full of federal
boldiers. St. Joseph's college had been
seized and converted into u hospital , as
wore other buildings.1 'The town wab
under military rule. Captain Jonathan
Green , the ' reformed pnmblor , " was in
command , and his for.co consisted of a
hundred or two convalescent .soldiers
from the hospitals. Quo of these sol
diers , who was suffering from a wound
in the head , which effected his mind in
some degree came out in town one day
and took a drink or ( wo , which made
him wild. IIo got hold of an Knlield
rille. loaded it , uut n bayonet on it nnd
defied everybody. Captain Green sent
the provost guard after him , some eijjht
or ten strong , under a s'ergcant. The
crazy soldier had created a terrible ex
citement on Main street , and was nour
ishing his gun in every direction.
Whichever way ho turned its imuzlo
there was a scattering. The provost
guard could not get near him. Every
time it btarted towards him ho levelled
his rifle and threatened to shoot , which
he would have done. There must have
been nearly two hundred boldiers besides -
sides the town people on the street. No
ono knew what to do. Suddenly some
one said : 'Hero coinos Old Jim _ Wood ,
he'll get him. ' To the astonishment o
the guard , and , in fact , everybody elbof
the sheriff coolly walked up to the in
furinted man and laid hold of his rilie-
say ing : 'You'd better give me that , ' ,
took it away from him , and in loss than
two minute's he wasadisarmed prisoner.
Old Jim didn't do anything but look at
him , either. That's the way ho did
everybody. There are do/.cns of just
such cases to his credit. When i\clson
county lost him she lost one of the best
men in the county. "
I'nulinu nii'i Ijllr.
In the course of an interview in St.
Louis , Miss Pauline Hull was asked
what she thought of Lillian lUissoll's
rcfu al to tfear tights.
"Well , " she responded , " ! don't know
that I ought to say anything about it.
It's u delicate matter , you know. "
"Do you think there is any great dan
ger to health in wearing tights , as Miss
Htisscl alleges ! "
"Nonsense. I have worn tights for
several years and I have never taken
the slightest cold that could bo attrib
uted to them. Often ladles refuse to
wear tights because their figures will
not admit of it. I have heard it said by
connoisours that Miss Kussell's knees
nnd ankles nro exceedingly bad. Her
excuse for not wearinsr tights is no ex
cuse at all , I am frank to say , There is
110 reason for any heallhv woman injur
ing herself by donning tights. If a part
calls for tights , tightsought to bo worn
nnd I for ono will wear them. "
An Absolute Cur.-- .
The ORIGINAL AHIHT1NB OINT-
MKN'T is only put up in large two ounce tin
boxes , and is an abtolutn euro for old sores ,
tntrns , wounds nnd chapped liaml ? , nnd nil
skin eruptions. Will positively euro all
kinds of piles. Ask for the OUKUNAL AH-
IKTIN'i : OINTMKNT. Sold by Goodman
Drug Co. , at ! ! 3 cents per boxby until HO
BELLE HAD THE DROP.
How the Female liuiulll Itotihcil nn
Old Indian of . : t , O ( ) ( ) .
Ill n sombre-looking hut on the
Ock.mulgco road , not far from Kufauln ,
s-ays u correspondent of the Now York
World , lived old Matt Grayson , nn
aged , miserly Crook Indian , whose
acquaintance with Hello Starr be
gan under auspices us fright
ful ns they were uncongenial. It was
on a cold , rainy night in * KJ , and
Grayson had gone to bed , little dream
ing that ho had fondled his miser's gold
for5 the last time , when , suddenly there
was u knock at his door , followed by
a man's voice asking shelter.
The old follow made no re
ply , being evidently badly frightened.
In another instant his dojr was broken
down and Hello Starr , dressed as a
man , shoved a pair of couxcrs into his
face , with the startling assurance that
the sooner ho turned over his lucre the
better. Old Grayson , according to
Hello's own statement , was paralyzed
with fear , and could .only beckon to the
spot in the wall where his money was
Just how much she took is not known ,
but Grayson claimed &V.)00 ! , ( ) , and bho
wus brought before the Indian courts on
that charge. Hello shrewdly escaped
the United States court at Port Smith
by claiming to bo an Indian , and her
trial tit Ookmulgee resulted in her ac
quittal , because the court was afraid to
harm a hair of nor head. Hello's prin
cipal accessory in this enormous theft
was Kd Heed , whom she had
married while on a trip to her
father's homo in Texas , and by
whom she had ono son , Kd I oed , jr.
This man Hoed was a murderer , desper
ado , thief , highwayman and brigand of
the lirst water juslsuch a man us Hello
Starr was capable of loving devotedly ,
because ho called out all the lire and
bravado of her nature. Heed would oc
casionally kill a man or two , then boast
in public places that no olllcer on earth
could take him alive. Hello always
went with him and supplemented his
bloodthirsty swagger by similarly
After the Grayson robbery they stole
some horses and went down into Texas
on a spree , out countless olllccrs were
awniting Reed on every hand , and they
started buck by way of Paris. Hero
they wore decoyed 'by a party of so-
called travelers , who , when Heed's back
was turned , cruelly shot him down in
his track's and secured upward of $2,000
rewards offered by the government and
by the state of Texas.
Hello returned to Eufauln and in two
months married a notorious thief
named Sam Starr , from whom she took
the well Known name of Hello Starr.
While her third' husband possessed
none of the blood thirstincss of her
second , Hello found him sulUcionlly
villainous to satisfy her rapacity and
the pair lived very happily together.
They figured time and again in the
federal court at Fort Smith charged
with horse-stealing , illegal whisky bell
ing and assault , and upon ono occasion
they found themselves consigned to the
government penitentiary at. Detroit.
This was a sad blow to Hello's boasted
record of never having spent a day in
jail , and the way in which it happennd
only made her take it more sadly to
PEARS' The Great EngHsh Complexion SOAP.-Sold . Everywhere. "
Instantly Htonq the inoHtt'XcruclntlnKii.ilus ! ncvur falU to elvo cnseto the sulforer.
ForSI'HAlNB , flliUIHHS. 1IACKAUIU , i'AIN IN TIIIJ CIlfi.ST Oil 811)11" . IlKADACIIIJ.
TOOI'AUIII- ' , orntivtlieruxtfriiiilI ( > .VIN.ufn > iitiillcntlisrnllUloiilyhiini1ii''tllkoiniikl ) ] ) ( ( , cans.
liiKthepnin to Instnntly btm > . I'or rONilTloNS. ! IM'IA.MMATIS'.S. ) KIIKUAIATI.SM , NKI'-
HAI.(5IA , M.MIIAJO. ( FiOIATICA. PAINS IN TIIIJ S.MAU * Ol' Till ! HACK , morn oxtcniled
amliepoitudnpiillrnttoiifciireiiuresHttry. All INriJItNAl , I'AINS , DIAUUIIUJA , DYSIJNTKKV ,
coui ; . ai'AS.Afs. NAUHIIA. TAINTINUI Bi-ijifs , Ni'.itvoi'SNi H. SMIKI-MSSSNUSS aru r .
lluvfd lnatantly , nail ( nn'Ulycurcdby tuklng Inuanlly-lJ to ( W drops la half n tuiabler of Muter.
rl , ( cents u llottlo : Kohl iijTrnKglst | .
With IAI\VAY'S ( 1'JI.I.S there Is no bettor CUHU or I'JIIJVUNTIVIJ Ol' FfiVKIl ANO AGUH.
HIMEBAUGH & TAYLOR
Hardware and Cutlery ,
'looli , Fine Krauze Bulldem * Gooilt < uul Jiiiffulo
1405 Douglas St. , Omaha.
Dealer i i Agnciilim al Implements , Wagons
Cnrrlnpos and l'iiuslo June * troot , t > etncoti fill nml
lulli.Umahi , N
A Miic\i.icot \
Agricnll' ' Implements , Wagons , Carriages
\Ylmo ! nlc. Omnlin , Nctuntka.
JMKLf.V , OK/.V7 > 0//- : / ' . < MAHTIX CO.
\ \ holc i\lo PoiiliT * In
WI..uvO > HmH < l7JiMic' Mreot , Onintin.
MOLixtiMti.inrnxA : iioDi u ni ) ru ,
nmmtnoUiriTs nml Jobbers in
Wagons , Buggies , IMcsm , \ \ Etc ,
fur Mh nn 11'iulilc trcct , Omnliit.
A. llOfU'K , Jr ,
Artists' ' Materials , Pianos and Organs ,
1JI1 loudn lreet OniMii , NVI > rn k .
Boots mul Shoos.
ir. i * . .vojf.si ; Aco. . ,
Jobbers of Boots nirt Slices ,
1101 , llftl , lllii lmiBli ) Mroot. Oniilm. .Mnmifnctor *
iimmpr uroi't , lluitun.
Conl , Coke nnd Llmo.
I AHA COAL , COKi : A LriiK CO. , '
Jobbers of Hard anil Soft Coal ,
'M < South Kill ctreet. Onmlm , Nol > r.i ln.
rr// . t'T ( ,
Sliip s of Coal a d Coke ,
211 r-onlji liitli M , Oninlin. Nrh.
Crockery nntl Clnosvvnro.
PUKKIXX , OA'im A 7.HMMA' ,
Importer * nml jol > ber of
Croctory , Glassware , Lamps , Silverware
Klc. Kill nminm M reel , no Pnxlnn
Commission nnd StoraRo.
'miJDVi.L Aitunfr.i.f ' '
Storage and Commission Merchants ,
Sncelaltlcs Iliuter. eiruM , lire * ( , linnllrr , cum
llUlluwanl ttreU Onmlm , Neb.
nioiai : scnioinin A co. ,
Proffnce Commission and Cold Storage ,
( Successors In Mci < lriiio & ScliuuMcr. )
Onmlin , Ncbr.tikn.
Dry Goods and Notions. _ _
.ir. / ; . SMITH A co ,
Dry Go3fls , Fiiriiisiiing Goods and Notio us
1103 nnd 1101 DniiKlnit , cor. 11th ntrecl , Omnlin , Nob.
KlLPATHICK-KOOll 1)11 } ' ( JOODS CO. ,
Importers end Jobbers in Dry GoodsNotioiis ,
Gents' Oini ! hlni : tooiH. Cnincr I lib nnd Iluincy
MrnM.i , Oniiiliii , .N.'biasui. !
'sox A co. ,
Importers ami J < ibt > or of
Woolens and Tailors' ' Trimmings ,
.117 South I.MIi Mreet.
DVU'KY A h
Wholesale Dealers in Furniture
I'llrmim Miecl , I'nnilni , Ncbrnvkn.
U11AItLKS MJlTKItlCK ,
Cinnh-i , Nvlinialin.
_ _ _ Groceries.
PAXTOX , QALLAOlinn A CO.
Wholesale Groceries and Provisions.
TO. VU7. 7011 nnil 711 South IQtli 8l.Omnlm..Veu.
, nlADT A CO. ,
1.1th nml I.cnvcnworlli streets Oinalin , Nebrn Kn.
_ Hardware _ _
"Tr. j. 'jinoATCif.
Heavy Hardware , Iron and Steel ,
Sprint * , wntfon stock , ImrUwnro , lumber , etc. 120J
iindUll Uiirnoy stroct , Onmlm.
KJ : , CLAHKI : , ixDnKHKx IIAHD
Wholesale Hardware , Cutlery , Tin Plate ,
Mcttls , Micot Iron. etc. Aeont * * for Ilowo scale * .
Miami ponilvritnil I. ) limn b.irlioil wilt. ' ,
lIlMlltAt'OU A rA
Build rs1 Ha'dwarc and Scale Repair Shop ,
Jloilianlcs1 tools nml Iliiiriln Bonlcs. HU'i UoiiKlns
ptlt'i't , Onial.ii , Null.
Hats , Cops , Etc. " _
W. L. 'PAllllOTTJl A CO.
Wholesale Hats , Caps aid Straw Goods ,
1107 Ilnriu'f meet , Omnlin , Nc > l > rnl < n.
JOUN A. WAKKVIM.n
Wholesale Lumber , Etc ,
Imported nml Aii'crlcnn I'ortlnml ( cmriit. Ftnto
ngont fcr MIlHnukvu liytlmullc cement ami
( Julncy wlilto Him1.
on AS it. jii : ,
Dealer in Hardwood Lumber ,
Wood carpets uml p.irquctllonilrc , Dili nnd Donning
Hrcrts , Orniilm , .Neb.
All Kinds of Building Material at Wholesale ,
IStb filrcot an'l Union I'nclllcTrack.Omnhn ,
- LOUIS liRADFOlin ,
Dealer ill Lumber , Lath , Lime , Sasb ,
Doom , Ktc , Vardt-Ccinicr Till nml Doiiglui. Corner
101 h nml DoiiitlUBi
VHKI ) W. QUAY.
Lumter , Lime Cement , Etc , , Etc ,
Corner ( 'III nnd DoiiKl.u KIs , O.imbn ,
c. N. nimy.
Dealer in All Kinds of Lumber ,
131 li nml California Slri'etx , Ouiulm , Nvbrimkn.
* Mllllnory and Nations. _ _
. / . oiiKrivuLnEn A co.
Iinprles : & Jobliers in Millinery & Notions
UlS.ilUiiiiiliilifcoulli IHIi Btreot.
J. T. llOnfKSON MOTION CO. ,
Wliolesale Notions aid Fnrsisliing Goods ,
101 and < 0i Mintli lUli rtreei , Onmtiu.
1'INYAIll ) A WHNJllDKIt ,
Notions and Gents' ' Furnishing Goods ,
1105 llurnojr mroct , Onmlm.
TANK LAX ; ; co ,
Wholesale Refine ! and Lubricating Oils ,
Axle vrruhc , etc , Onmlm. A. II. HlBliop ,
Wholesale Paper Dealers ,
Corrr n nice itotk ol prlntlnir , wrapping nnd writing
pupur. St'C'cml ' ntleiilli'ii uivrn tuiur land onion ,
Storage , ForwardlnK in. CommleBlojn.
frt.iSvvfOAvI'wms / TV co' ' "
/ . / , I'wms . ,
Storage , Forwarding and' Commission
liruuc homo of tlio llunnc ; I'.uger Co. lliiL'tilcn nl
wholesale ninl rutill. I.M , | iU | , I.1J liiirlttrcut ,
Omulia , Tolvphoiiu No. ' > > ) .
/ . i A wv ACO , ,
Jobbur * of
Toys , Dolh , Albums , Fancy Goods ,
Home lurnlililiu Kool. clilllren' * cnrnu vi , * .C.
Succp * or to llcc.l , Jones A Co.
Wholesale Manufactory of Boots & Slices
Ak-rnls for llo t n Itubbrr Shoe Co , 110) . 1104 n411M
llMrncj Street ,
SMV1M A ll.Kll ,
Lager Beer Brewers ,
1M1 North KlBhtccnth Htett , Omnhn , Kab.
Mann'aotnrers of Galvanized Iron Cornice
Window cap nnd nictnlle kylltliti. | John Kp n ter ,
proprietor. UWnnd llUSnuth lOtlislrcet ,
cixn.D / \rF.icririiixa"co7
Manufacturers of Overalls ,
Jtnn > , I'unt' , Sliltl . Ktr. 110. 1101 Douiilnt Street ,
Omnhn , Nrb.
Hank , Office and Saloon Fixtures ,
llnntlev Slil < > lionrl . Hook Cn oi > , II rim KUIure * .
Cn-i" , rnrtltlons , llnllhiKii. OouiKpis.llci'rKiid \Mn
Coolers , Minor' . Ittctnilory nml oillce , IVSUn
South 1 Uh St. , ( linnlm , Tvlrpluinti 1124.
Proprietor Omaha Paper -Box Factory ,
Ni"i 1117 n.ld . 1311 trcot , Onmtiti , Nob.
_ Rubber Goods.
" " "
"OMAHA iiruiiKii co.7
Manufacturers a1 d Dealers in Rubber Goods
Oil clolhliiK nml lenlhrr hcltlnir. UV3 Knrnntu tlreot
" Sash , Doors , Etc. _ _ . _ _ . _
\ r. A. msnno\r \ A co ,
Wln > lu > nlo mntuifiictnrer * of
Sash , Jeers , Blinds aiisl Mouldings ,
llramli ofllce , Kth nnd linnl street Omntin. Neb.
M. i A" i/viovr / 1 txo ,
Mannfictnrers of Sash , Doors , Blinds ,
Mou'dlnc ' * . lnlr nork nml Interior hanl wood llnltti.
N.I ! corner Mil iiml I rnrenwi rth Mrcets ,
Uninlin , Neb.
_ Steam Fittings , Pumps , Eto.
A. L NriiAxa A co. ,
Fnmp ? , Pipes and Engines ,
Steam , water , riillwitv nml inlnlnif supplies , cto.
K.tl , ' . " - ' - ' nn J'.f.'l Knrnnm Mirut , Oiiinht.
Steam and Wate Supplies ,
; ialidir ; wlml mill- . linn tJIJ.inesfrt. , Oman * ,
( j. K llos * , nttiiK iniinitKur.
tillO\\'XKLL \ \ A CO ,
Engines , Boilers and General Mscliinery ,
Sheit Iron wink , slenm pnnipx , SHK mills. 1211-1211
l.enM'imorth street , Uniulm.
, sr/.i.fr/JO/BJC /
Curler X hnn , Prop' * . Innufnetiircranf nllklnits
Stcaiii Boilers , Ms and Mo.t Iron Wort
Works tjoutli''WIi nml II. A M.rruiMiiii.
PAXTOXA nr.Ri.Tx < j iJiox WORKS ,
Wrought and Cast Iron Bui ding Wort
Knplnes brnsi work , gcnAul foundrj , time til IIP nail
blaiksuiltli work. Otllce nint wtrxs , t' . t * . Ity.
itiiU 17th street , Oiuuhii.
oMAiTA H TT/TttIHOX "irbiiKSt
Maniifacturcrs of Wire and Iron Railings'
Desk rull * . wlmlnvr nnril , tldwer htiind * , wire fclKtii ,
etc. lit North lull Btui't , Omnlia.
OMAIIA SA L'iT.fc 7/'OiV WOIIKS ,
Maurrs of Fire and Bnrilar Proif afes ,
Vault" , jnll work. Iron shutters and tire cscHpei.
U. Amlrccn , prop'r. Cor. Hth ami Jnckion Hts.
01AMP10X JJIOX A WlltK WORKS.
Iroii.ud Wire Fences , Railinss , Guards
and ncreens , for bunks . odlrcK , fttoro1 * , re lilcnees etc *
Imprn efl anriiln1. , lockeinttti nine lilncry nnd
blacltMiiItU url.s. 4Ul oulli Dili St.
, t co. ,
Live Stock Commission Merchants ,
Office -lluom 24 , Oppnsltn ISTCtiniiirc Hulhllnj , UntOtt
htock Vaidv , hotitli Oinutiu , Nub.
OfOinana , Limileil ,
'John K. llojil , MiiHTliili'iulpnt.
SHROEDER - & DEAH
Basement First National Bank ,
: | O5 Sou Hi iuii ; Slrcol , - Ouinliii.
ions of Tfees !
of l'i lilt Tro"H. Small I'rultH , flrapo
uM , Oriiaiiiuntul Tiers mul Shrub * . IJvur-
Krui-nii , UOM-H , 'ti : . toKi-tlicr w Him largo assort-
incut of ' 1'ri'im and Soutls for planting
LOW PR ICES AND CHOICE STOCK.
I'ncllltlcs unsurp.issoO. Wjllo for
ami ictall lists . \ildrc.rj ,
D. S. LAKE , Proprlotor.
HI1IO.N.\M)0 , - - . IOWA.
General anil NEKVOUS DEBILITY )
Weakncti of licdyand Mlndi F.ffcttj
1C , qj JCVJCJ cfError orEicttt ilnOldorYourj.
Uotiuil , NOW. niMIOOII full. llt.K.rr.l. IIo In I'uUrrr > * il
Slr.i-lhfin : il.l MIHKIJll'nHllllUVB * I'Aiaflof/IIIIIT.
lUululrl ; iinrillln * IIIF K TIIHTSkNT-ll.i.tlll. In < 1 7.
llrn leitlr ; froi * 41 feltlri , Trrrllorlr * . anil lurflnlooufrli.
Yourftn prlllliriu. Jldok , fullrllilintlUn , Bud t > roori iatll < 4
( K.1.41 n-M. ladmi ( R | [ UiCICAl CO. . BUIfAlOH.T.
fun MFM Lil prjcliui. i.iay . b
pvrfeotlv ri'culncil tiy Die n w
Mii < ri < ir our llrw Illiufrtleu ' ( , ultfc to
USeOlfSfSM iliarili. " AlVnVlnlo'itcrVryr Vlirlco-
drill vilhout timn oroivrplU'ii. Ariilrtri
oslon-Dupro Cllnlque , luTrtim/m _ / bt. Uotloa.
'o ulvuTycur fiiifiuiliiy | iyjIi
Triiiieomblne < l , UuaranUftlll
oaly ono latbu orl < lfeneritin
' " ' ' " "
JFJ ? cnrrmt. hclwtltic.r < / * rfui , DuraLle ,
7OomfurtaLlo and K rctlvu. A uU triu > J .
' * & * * ' OrrrliOOOourrd. BtDrtHtmipfonuuiipUlofc
AI.KO Ki.F.cruio nui.TH ron ili iWk : : ,
Ci. liORNE. luvtMtoa , I SI WAB H.VE. . . CHICAOOJ
Wyoming Oil Lands
Anil nil UfcrSMiiy uapurK lllleil ,
W , E , HAWLEY , Civil Engineer ,
CASI'l'.ltVVO. ' . , or OMAHA , NKIUUBICA
t" "rlmtl JSo K"lr"
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