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10 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE' SUNDAY , .MARCH 24. 1SSD. SIXTEEN PAGES.
THESE PARALYZING PRICES !
After reading these prices it would Ibe absurd for you to tliink whether you could do any better the only question would be whether you/ /
could do as well. We always lead , others follow. The secret of our success has been this : We buy in carload lots only , for spot cash , and can ,
therefore almost dictate prices to manufacturers. We trade with no middlemen , but buy direct from , the maker. We actually sell a great
many goods for what the small dealer pays for them. We are jobbers in furniture. You are invited to inspect our goods , terms and prices.
What Tells the Tale !
CHAMBER SUITS $10.00 , worth $25.00
BEDSTEADS 1.00 , worth 3.50
EXTENSION TABLES 4.00 , worth 7.50
WALNUT MARBLE TOP TABLES 6.00 , worth 10.00
BREAKFAST LEAF TABLES T. . . 3.00 , worth 0.00
BED LOUNGES 0.50 , worth 18.00
WINDOW SHADES 40 , worth 1.00
DOOR MATS 40 , worth 1.00
BOOK CASES 7.00 , wofth 12.00
SIDEBOARDS 18.00 , worth 35.00
LOUNGES 5.00 , worth 10.00
DOUBLE MATTRESS $2.00 , worth $4.00
DOUBLE WIRE SPRINGS 2.00 , worth 5.00
WOOD SEAT CHAIRS 85 , worth .05
KITCHEN SAFES 3.50 , worth 0.00
COOKING STOVES 0.50 , worth 16.00
HEATING STOVES 2.50 , worth 7.50
INGRAIN CARPETS. . . T 35 , worth .05
BRUSSELS CARPETS , 60 , worth 1.00
MATTING 19 , worth .35
STAIR CARPETS 14 , worth .35
ROOKEKS $1.60 , worth $3.00
LACE CURTAINS 1.00-worth 3.00
HAT RACKS 5.00 , worth 10.00
'
PILLOWS. . . . . 40 , worth 1.00
*
COMFORTS 75 , worth 1.50
WASH BOILERS 85 , worth 1.60
HANGING LAMP 2.00 , worth 4.00
DECORATED TEA SET 5.00 , worth 10.00
DECORATED DINNER SET 16.00. worth SO.OO
DECORATED LAMPS 85 , worth 1.75
NOTE OUR PRICES ON PARLOR FURNITURE !
Plush Suits , $30 ; worth $50. Plush Rockers , $9.50 ; worth $16.
Plush Suits , $35 ; worth $60. Plush Rockers , $11 ; ' worth $22.
Plush Suits , $40 ; worth $75. Plush Lounges , $10 ; worth $17.50.
.f Plush Suits , $50 ; worth $100. Plush Lounges , $12.50 ; worth $20 ,
OLD OIST
EASY
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TERMS. Popular , Reliable Easy Payment House Furnisliers. TERMS ;
$1O worth of Goods , j $75 worth of Goods ,
$1 a week , $4 a month. $ L.BO ! a week , $1O a month.
$28 wbrth of Goods , ,
| $1OO worth of Goods
$1.BO a week , $6 a inonth. $3 n week , $ l j a month.
$5O worth of Goods , j$2OO worth of Goods ,
$2 a week , $8 a month. TELEHONE727 , OPEN DAYtAND NIGKT , TELEPHONE 727. $ B a week , $2O a month.
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RAMPARTS OF MAIL SACKS ,
Andrew Rosowator's Account of
Early Western Experiences.
ROUGHING IT ON THE RED DESERT
Bcoond Chapter of the First Survey
of the Union 1'uclflc Provlden-
'tlal ' Supply of Water Gam
bling in Cheyenne.
It. "
Through the courtesy of Mr. Andrew
Rosewater wo are enabled'to present
tent another chapter of his interesting
reminiscences :
"Lot me see , I loft off at the death of
Mr. Brown and the serious embarrass
ment of his man. It was a week before
the straggling remnants of his advance
party , worn out and discouraged , re
turned to our camp. Shortly afterwards
wo moved south to the stage road whore
wo built up a fortlllcation of mail sacks
filled with Bccond class matter , tons of
Which had boon abandoned by the Cali
fornia mail coaches. The Indian war
was raging BO llorcoly that only letter
mnl ] was carried through and that class
not always with certainty.
"Wo remained in camp on this roud
two weeks until orders wore received
for the resumption of work. While ly
ing at this place the spirits of the men
revived wonderfully and the rest afford
ed was not the only contributor to that
end for powerful auxiliaries woiu at
hatld in the shnpo of abundant water ,
grass and fresh moat. The sporting
element of the party , including the mil
itary escort , bagged over one hundred
of the elk and antelope that abounded
in the vicinity. Those of the party not
engaged in hunting or map work found
entertainment in reading every variety
of literature , from magazines to daily
and weekly papers , to bo had gratis in
the mail backs of our barricade.
Once again upon the Hold steady prog-
iess was made across the barren coun
try beyond the main divide. While wo
were camping on Separation crook , BO
named from the fact that Urown and
his party separated on its banks never
to moot again.n company of 100 cavalry
men came upon us. In this troop were
General Dodge , chief engineer of the
road ; General Rawlings , chief of Gen
eral Grant's stuff , and Mr. Hllokonsdor-
for , who succeeded General Dodge as
chief engineer. This command wont
into curtip several miles above us , and
you can imagine how scant was the sup
ply of wntor when I state it to bo a fact
* that the presence of those men on the
tXiMkH of the stream aboro absolutely de
prived us of the uupply of water we had
heretofore enjoyed.
' In compilation with General Dodge it
ftrnuigoA Unit Mr. Appleton , next
criglnuor under Drown , was to
the surveys and explorations
ltf Groun rlvor.
Mr , IMIoUunwlorfor at this time was a
lHBlonor npK | > iuted by the
to determine the limits of
Hillon | f wlwt was tanned by act
tlo | mountain division of the
Union Pncihc road. For every mile of
road constructed upon the plains the
government had made the company a
loan of 816,000 in addition to the land
subsidy and upon the BOO miles of moun
tain work a loan of $48,000 a mile. It
is needless to say that with the excep
tion of a few mountain range pieces of
construction the building of the rail
way , in the intervening valleys , was
not such an extraordinary undertaking
Us was generally supposed. To the ex
ploring surveyors , of course , obstacles
were presented not encountered by the
eonstructionists. The crossing of the
Red desert , this side of Bitter creek ,
in the absence of maps or any other
knowledge of the location of water , or
adequate means of travel , was difficult
and necessitated the carrying of water
in barrels for weeks at a time. Another
source of annoyance and labor was the
inevitable stationing of camps at points
inconvenient to the surveyors following
the lines most suited to railway pur
poses.
' On this Red Desert wo began vork
at daylight , and kept on till dark , often
walking from ton to fifteen miles to our
beds after knocking oiT for the day.
This unavoidable state of affairs led
many of our mon astray in their efforts
to roach camp after daric , and it was
not infrequent thnt they were not dis
covered by searching parties before the
next morning. I remember ttiat on
one occasionsupposing camp to bu near
at hand , wo worked into the dusk , and
dispelled the delusion only in essaying
to reach homo. Realizing thnt wo wore
Homo distance f'-om our tents , and not
finding the trail , wo separated into
squads and moved in various directions ,
with the understanding thnt the squad
coming upon the trail should fire u gun
signal. The trail was found and guns
wore llrod , but several of the surveyors
rot in hearing wore loft upon the desert
without much prospect of sleeping
under cover. Near midnight the oth
ers gained camp. After refreshments
were had a signal lire was lit on one of
the high peaks adjoining for 'the ben-
olltoftho minsing onos. It seems that
the signal was observed by the ub-
sonteos , who. mistaking that it was of
Indian origin , turned their backs on
the beacon. '
"It was 9 o'clock the next morning
that the lost members of our party were
overtaken. They had carried tholr in
struments and weapons all night , con
stantly dreading an encounter w.ith
some savage band. Tills ia but one of
numerous similar incidents of our de
sert experience. One soldier of the
escort , era/.od with thirst , slipped away
from us in search of wator. Ho was
next seen by our party in passing a mil
itary post about ttiroo months later. At
that time ho could give no satisfactory
account of his wanderings , although ho
must have 9rossed the North Platte
rlvor , a very deep and swift stream. All
that could ho gleaned from him was
thnt he had carried hit ) gun , lived on
wild rosohorrics , and wan picked up by
a detachment of troops crossing his
path. Another occasion after being
without water an entire day with the
hot sun aggravating our toil wo campad
in a dry ravine. Not able to satisfy
their great thirst tno men disdained
much food , spread bqda in the open air ,
and sought in Bleep strength to resist
another dry day. Hut in the middle of
the night torrlflo thunder nwukonod
them , and a severe rainstorm But in ,
lilling the dry depression with a swift1
running mountain torrent. The crea
tion of this flood was almost as nip id as
the action of our men in placing the
haggago on high ground. Our ban-els
wore at once roP.lloil , and cur journey
to Bit tor Creole was made without fur
ther oceurren ce worthy of note.
"About the middle of November , our
surveys completed , wo turned our faces
to the east and retraced our stops. The
return was tcaious and retarded by the
extreme coldsupplemented with an un
usually early fall of snow. The appear
ance of Fort Saunders , the terminus of
the road at that time , near whore Laramie -
mio station now is , greatly relieved us.
Grossing the ranges about fifty miles
back wo had come across active con
struction gangs. To our surprise trains
were running into Cheyenne , a place
that six months before was laid out by
our party in the midst of desolation
The most remarkable feature in connection - *
tion with the change that half year had
wrought was the population of 6..000
people. Gambling dens infested 'tho
greater part of the city anfl their busi
ness was followed by more people than
were similarly employed in any other
city of the United States. The rapid
transfers of property involved were not
unattended by danger , and no man
thought of promenading the streets at
night without a revolver.
"When you call again , " concluded
Mr. Rose water , "I will relate the in
teresting anecdotes and incidents of the
construction days of thoPacific , railway
that may occur to mo in the meantime.-
nailery For Railroaders.
Ifao 1'oih H'orW.
"Through by Daylight" Night. .
"Danger Signals" Red noses.
"On the Down Grade" An incipient
moustache.
"On the Up Grade" Ralloonists.
"Cowcatchers" Milkmaids.
"Stalled" Lucky cattle.
"All A-board" A plank.
"In the Frog" Ills croak.
"At the Throttle Valve" Garrotors.
"Fast Foight" Car load of race
horses.
"Stops on Signals Only' ' A horse car.
"In the Sleepers" Snores.
"On the Broail Gauge" The man
who laughs. .
"Takes the Flying Switch" Bad boys.
"Tho Nickel Plato1' At any church.
"The Grand Trunk" The Saratoga
hollo's.
"L. I. R. R. " is heard daily by Austin
Corbin , yet ho never represent ? it ;
"Union Pacific" Peace after a d-o
mobile bruwl.
A Cool l-ilttlc ) Head.
Chicago Herald : Myself and wife
loft the- house in the 'care of our two
little daughters Rosa twelve , and
Guata nine years old one evening not
long ago. During pur absence some
one rang the boll. Gnsta Opened the
door. There BIO found a rather unpre
possessing followotlorincr stovoblacking
for sale. Like a flash it passed Uirough
her mind that if ho know their lonely
ilDHition ho might take advantage of it.
she said : "Wait until I ask pinmma
first1 and walking into the room , asked
loud enough for him to hoar it :
"Mamma , do you want any stovoblnck-
itigV" She then told him , "Mnmma
don't want any. " .
A I'riiotlonl Application ,
Now York World : Amy Williams-
Ruth , dear , won't you walk up to the
corner with mo ? I don't like to go
alone.
Ruth Ward I'm never alone , Amy.
The Lord is always with.mo.
Amy Well , Ruth , you walk un to the
corner with mo , and then you will have
com p.my back.
A MENACE TO THE REPUBLIC ,
An Unrecognized Source From
Which Destruction May Come.
A TRUMPET uF ALARM SOUNDED.
The Consequences to AVhlch Great
Wealth anil Its Increase in tne
Hands of a. Few
May Liend.
Wealth and Its Consequences.
Bolford's Magazine for March : When
the government established by our fore
fathers became a recognized fact both
nt.honio and abroad , and for three-
quarters of a century thereafter , no one
dreamed that the greatest dancer which
threatened its existence was the wealth
which might accumulate within its
realm ; indeed , no ono over dreamed of
thopossibilities which lay in that di
rection.
It is only during the past twenty
years that the accumulation of wealth
lias entered into the problem. Down to
the period of 1801 , the only disturbing
element of any magnitude was slavery.
* * * * *
There is a question now of far greater
magnitude than that which was settled
by the sword , and that is the question
oi the enormous wealthiincl its increase
in the hands of the few. No reference
is now malic to the owners of thousands
or the hundreds of thousands lo the in
dustrious and prosperous people scat
tered all over the land ; for moderate
wealth , universally diffused , is the
prime &nfo guard of a nation ; but I refer
to the millions , the tons of millionsand
the hundreds ot millions owned and
controlled by the few.
The ignorant poor and the no less
ignorant rich may ridioulo or sneer at
the expression of fear .that harm may
come to the ropublio on account of
great wealth ; but ridicule never settled
any question. Ridicule is always the
weapon of the ignorant and the vicious.
None but the ignprunUiMll ridicule the
subject , for the history , of the world re
veals the destruction of nations on ac
count of wealth never from poverty.
What if u mm does have millions is
it any of the people's -business ? is the
query of the ignorant. Thin is the
question that is to he solved. This is ,
in fact , the supreme question. If the
government ia n government of the people
ple and for the people , under the pee
ple's constitution thej pcoplo have a
right to protect themselves. If the
possession of millions by any person Is
a menace to the libortle * of the pcoplo
and to the permanence of tholr govorn-
mont.tho pcoplo have the right to legis
late upon the matter and protect them
selves. That this republic belongs to
the people no ono can doubt. That it
was established , by their blood and
treasure , as an asylum for the oppressed
of all nations nnd the perpetual abode
of free men , every page of American
history attests. The protest of our
forefathers to British tyranny , the
Declaration of Indopendanco , the war
which followed , the stops taken for the
adoption of a constitution , the bill of
rights , and the constitution all declare ,
in terms not to mistaken , the rights
of the people to protect themselves
against foes from within and foes from
without. How this menace will ho mot
I have no means of knowing , but that
it must bo mot , or sou nor or later the
republic will bo destroyed , no intelli
gent man can doubt
As matters now standbail , ns they are ,
it might perhaps bo endurable ; but
wealth accumulates , nnd the man with
ton millions to-day may have a hundred
millions in ten years , and the man with
a hundred millions may have a thou
sand. There is not a king or an emperor
on a throne to-day that would bo safe a
'
single moment wi'th a subject possessing
a thousand million dollars ; nnd can it
bo expected that a republic would be
safer ? 'The wealth of the Rothschilds
was for a longtime the wonder of the
world. They hold the purse-strings of
nearly all Europe ; kings , emperors and
principalities wore and are yet at their
mercy. But the wealth of the Roths
childs , tlio accumulations of .genera
tions , pales into insignificance before
the wealth of the Vandorbihs , the
Goulds , the Asters , the Lcliinds , the
Carnogios , and the Sprockols , when the
period of accumulation is taken into ac
count. History fails to record any ac
cumulation of wealth so rapid and so
colossal as that which has taken place
in this country , nnd during a period of
from five to twenty-live years.
The wealth of the Rothschilds has
been the marvel of generations until
within the past decade ; but their
wealth ceases to dazzle and bewilder
even the youths of America in this
generation. Their wealth , however ,
has been the accumulation of 12.3
years , with all Europe for their liold f
operations. Their accumulations do not
represent the robbery of the masses.
They never levied A tax upon or de
manded a loll upon the necessities of
life. Their operation ! ! were mainly
confined to the negotiation of loans ,
the placing of investments for the
wealthy men of Europe , and to the le
gitimate sphere of banking. They had
a bank in the capitals of Franco , Aus
tria , Italy , England and Prussia ; but
neither of those nations over gave thorn
authority to issue money. The toiling
millions of Europe are taxed to maintain
armies and support dynasties ; but they
were never subjects of moneyed nris-
.tocracy , or victims to their cupidity , in
the sense that American toilers arc.
Emperors and kings did indeed make
their burdens heavy , and ofi-timos in
tolerable , but ihoy taxed to maintain
governments. Thoj were the solo des
pots or robbers ; anu there is this differ
ence between the robbers of Europe
and those of America : that European
despots maintained a governmentwhile
the American despots rob tlio peoploby
the aid of the government , for purely
personal profit. True , the Rothschilds'
power was groat. They could probably
make or unmake Uingo ; but their power
was never used "to build up to\vnn and
cities in ono section of the country and
tear them down in another ; to build up
manufacturing establishments and
great monopolies in ono kingdom or
stuto and destroy them elsewhere. They
never attempted to control lines of
transportation , corner the price of *
moat , bread , cotfco , sugar , light , fuel ,
and other necessities of lifo No such
operations were over attempted by
them , and no king or emperor would
have bcon safe a day upon his throne
who would have permitted1 such crimes
as have boon and are openly perpe
trated by the millionaires of our coun
try in their operations with beef , pork ,
coffee , oil , coal , augur , wheat ami al
most every other necessary of' lifo.
Under an absolute , or even a limited
monarchy , these evils can bo prevented
or remedied ; but as yet no imnuiH have
be.on discovered to remedy or prevent
them under our form of government.
Events of great magnitude crowd fast
upon each other in our rapidly crowing
country. Now questions of great im
portance and new phases of old ques
tions have arisen and assume huge pro
portions in a brief period , requiring the
highest virtueintelligence and patriot
ism to deal with ; and , while yet there
may appear no constitutional means for
protection against the illegitimate use
of wealth under the operation of trusts
and syndicateswithout infringing upon
the constitutional rights of citizens , it
is absolutely certain that away must be
found to do so , or this great republic ,
which promised so much for humanity ,
will cease to exist , and the hope of a
"government of the people , for the people
ple , and by the people" will bo crushed
from out the hearts of men.
N. G. PAIIKIH.
A QUEER HUMAN ROCKET.
How You Mny Take a Plight Into the
ClOlUlH.
"Fizz ! Bang ! Boom ! Ah !
Imagine a man taking a flight into
the clouds on a rocket !
The limit of human ingenuity has by
no means boon reached and wo may yet
see an electric projectile railroad , with
cars speeding across the continent at
the rate of 850 or 400 miles an hour , but
oven a credulous public which has in
vested millions in an electric sugar re
finery , may draw the line nt a human
rocket.
Yet , now there appears a man , one
"Professor D. Edscllo , ' ' who delving in
the field of explosives nnd studying the
principles governing the parachute , hirt
evolved what ho ploasostocall u human
rocket , which ho hopes to make prac
ticable in taking observations from
great heights and at the same time
avoid the many ( lungers that continu
ally surround the balloon.
That , at least. Is the Ktory told by the
Baron Munchnuson of the Minneapolis
Tribune , who assuringly states :
"Professor EUselle is an American
nnd for yoiirti has been connected with
the United States navy , making export
inentH with rockets and different explo
sives.
"It was while in the United States
service , on board tlio war steamer Pnw-
tuckot , that ho conceived the idea
which has resulted in his strange nnd
mmt wonderful in volition. A trial of
this 'rocket , ' was recently made in Cal-
lao , Peru , and proved a splendid suc
cess.
"Immediately after the trial the pro
fessor wrote a letter describing inci
dents of the trial to a brother of his , a
young artist , who recently came to
'Minneapolis expecting to locale here.
The letter continued also drawings to ho
filed in the patent olllco , together with
a description of the machine and an in
stantaneous photograph of the roc.kot
during the ascent taken by aignor
Cnmnrara.
"As suggested above , the machine is
a rocket , or rather a combination of
four rockets , of immense power and has
a parachute attachment.
"Cut No. 1 of the accompanying draw
ings shows HH general features. The
portion marked'A'in the drawing is
the parachute folded ever the apex of
the rocket. 'U' ' is the network of ropes
connecting the rocket , with the para
chute in the descent. 'C1 represents
four tubes containing tlio exi-loslvo used
in making the ascent. ' ! > 'is the plat
form on which Professor Edoollc ntnnds.
'E' ' are rings used to insure a pcrpun
dlcular ascent , and'I1'is the steering
apparatus.
"The main framework of the machine
are the four tubes 'C' ' arranged in a
square about three /pet apart. Thcso
tubes are round and light , but are capa
ble of great resistance and are firmly
bound together.
"Tho plutform , parachute and gear
ing apparatus are all attached us shown
in the drawing , making a substantial
whole. In the machine used in the ex
periment at Calltio these tubes were
charged with the explosive compound
which is the great and unexplained se
cret of the invention.
"Professor Edhclle calls this com
pound 'dyno-a'-consimito , ' and its pecu
liar properly is that it isnotdotonating.
A small volume of the solid makes an
iinmcnbc volume of vapor , and this
rushing out from the four tubes and
pressing with such force against the
atmosphere lifts the machine with al-
moit liirhtning rapidity in to the higher
regions.
"Profosbor Ed-sollo hab been in Peru
for several years , whore he is interest
ed in manufacturing ! ind has been
working on his'invention , and having
many friends , succeeded in interesting
government olllcinls in his scheme , and
it was before them that the first suc
cessful trial was madq. This took place
early in December and was made from
a plain near Callno.
"Tho day was a beautiful one , the sky
being without a cloud , and there was-
no wind. The invention has been the
talk of the city and the surrounding
country for weeks past and on the day
fully 15,000 people gathered to sue the
trial.
"The machine stood on four pillars
milllcionlly high to raise the gearing
clear off the ground. Government
troops kept the crowd back and prepar
ations wont on very quietly.
"When everything was ready the-
profcssor'took JUH position on the plat
form , and O.v means of straps fastened
himself in the car. Then by moans ol
an electric current the explosive matter
in the tubes was lighted at the same
instant. The vapor begun to rush out ,
and slowly at first , then with greater
rapidity the rocket shot up.
"Tho great multitude stooU hnirfu'd ,
and witn all its oycs gazing into the
bine vault above. There was not a
sound or a movement , except by those
ollloials of the government , who , with
telescopes , were watching the nscoirt ,
until one of them announced that the
oxploiion hud expended itsulf.thu great
parachute had expanded and the pro
fessor had begun hs ) descent.
"fie landed about one and two-thirds
leagues from where ho started up and
seemed no worse for the trip. The self-
registering barometer attached to the
machine showed that he had gone 1,783
metres.
"Cut No. 2 shows an instantaneous
view taken as the rocket started up
ward. The bottoms of the tubes are
funnel-shaped , mid thus give a greater
surface of pressure for the escaping
vapor.
"The parachute was fifty foot in diam
eter , and cut No. 3 shows how It looked
in the descent. It should bu explained ,
also , that there is a parachute attach
ment to the gearing apparatus , which Is
not shown in the drawings.
"This gearing is HO fastened to the
car that as soon as the explosive is ex
hausted it is loosnnsd and falls , the
parachute preventing U from doing any
injury by falling upon pcoplo or dwell
ings.
" 1'rof. Kdeello says in his letter thnt
the government olllclals were greatly
pleased with the tent , and have offered
r 1m govern in rut aid to perfect his din
covory. " '