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L THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; -SUNDAY. APRIL 28. 1889.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
2 CASES GERMAN
Indip Blue PRINTS
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ZEPHYR. GINGHAMS ,
1 CASE DARK STYLE ,
Dress Ginghams ,
PER YARD , _
French Satines ,
Are beautiful and our neighbor's
_ price Is 3Bo.
Our ! 5c Satines
Arc going fast. They have no
equal in gi.mlity , style or price.
Don't forget our Great Clear
ing" Sale in Lace Curtains. You
can buy Lace Curtains at one
half regular prices. They come
in 2 to 3 pairs in a lot , and
arc the last the manufacturer
had. We will sell you just
what you want.
LINCOLN NEWS AND NOTES.
Councllmanlo Contest Proceedings
Begun by W. J. Ooopor.
SHE SAID SHE WANTED TO SLEEP
A Disreputable Character Takes an
Ovortlnso or Morphine A
Ilciivy Suit for Damages
A Now Bank.
LINCOLN BUJIEAO or THB Omn.v BBB ,
1029 P STUKBT ,
LINCOLN. April 37.
W. J. Cooper has como to the conclusion
that , ho was legally elected councilman of
the Fourth ward ut the last regular munici
pal election. Ho filed his petition in the dis
trict court to-day for the purpose of com
pelling the proper city ofllcinls to give him n
certificate of olect'on. The petition alleges
that Graham properly tendered his resigna
tion as councilman of the ward when ho
- accepted the nomination for mayor , thereby
creating a , vacancy , nud that he was duly
nominated und elected at the following elec
tion , having received u majority of nil the
votes cast. The petition further stutus that
ho has repeatedly demanded a certillcato
of election from the city clerk , but
has repeatedly bean refused. The
cube attracts u great deal of Interest in Lin
coln. After the election , through some in
formality , it was generally concluded that
Cooper was not legally tno uluermun of the
ward , mid consequently not entitled to u seat
in thu council , und for this reason the certificate
ficateof election was withhold. It was de
cided thut n special election was necessary ,
nnd W. fa. Hamilton became a candidate , but
at the primary ho was defeated ana Cooper
was the only known candidate , Hamilton hav-
Inc como out in an open. letter saying that ho
cheerfully abided by tha decision of thu party
caucus nnd would do ull in his power to nccuro
his re-election. But , strung ) ) to state , the
elrction showed Hamilton's ' success at the
special election despite the notion of tha cau
cus endorsing the regular nominee of the
regular city convention. It is ullogcd that
the Knights of Pythias took the matter In
Imnd for sonic reason nnd elected Hamilton
by fifty-three votes. This stirs tha natives ,
und Cooper at the ninth hour claims his
election and the necessary certificate and
SUCKS it by nuuuhimus proceedings.
AVnntotl to Sloop.
Minno Meyer , nn old-timer , who has been
In the clutches of the police n dozen or moro
times , was found in Snydor's livery barn
this morning rapidly becoming unconscious
'from u largo dose of chloroform that slio hnd
administered to herself , The drug hud been
um chased utsoniu oiioof the numerous drug
stores of the city , She was taken to the
cooler and Imuiutrcd In u cell , where shot
t > lopt off her drowsiness nnd then awakened
the echoes with hideous yells. She says nhe
h.ul no intention of suiciding but wanted to
catch A bit of sleep. It is said , 'however ,
that she would liavo climbed thu'golden
nt all's had she not been found and cured for.
Though but eighteen years of ago , she Is re
garded as one of thu toughest characters of
H offer AVnnlB lnui KOi.
J. D. HelTer , one of the victims of the Hot
nt the Burlington depot on tha 11th of last
August , fllcd his petition in the district court
to-day , alleging $10,000 damages against the
ro.ul fur thu injuries he sustained by means
of u pistol pliot ho received in the left lug
below the knee. 1 loiter was going to Pad lie
Junction , Iowa , and was a passenger on the
train when the riot took placu. Ho resides
nt Uawlccr City , Kan , , and is said to bo a
crlppla for life because of his wound. Tl < o
case will probably bo culled for trial at the
next sitting of the district court.
Stnlo Hunk ( if
Article * Incorporating tbo State Bank of
Adams \\o\o \ Hie. ! for record In the ofllco of
the secretary of Mate thin uiornlni ; . Author-
hod ctpltal stock. fio,000 , * JOlOo ) of which
bai been paid up. The stock is divided Into
4.COO shares , of $100 oucli. Mh business of
the corporation commences on the OUi ilay of
BENNISON BROTHERS ,
1519-1521 DOUGLAS STREET.
Smashed prices still confined. We are forced to UNLOAD as fast as possible. We are receiving messages daily
from our New York buyer in regard to large purchases of goods at half original prices , For instance , 6O days ago we
bought a case of fine dress goods and sold them readily at 75c. Our buyer cleans out .the balance of the lot , and Monday
we offer them to you at half original price , SScyard. These goods are simply beautiful , and Monday you can get them
at half price. We are receiving new Carpets daily. Our carpet sales are immense. Monday , a line or fine Extra Supers ,
all wool , 65c ; Extra Cotton Chains at 35c , 45c and 50c that are handsome goods. 100 pieces Moquettes , $1.25 yard.
LOOK THROUGH OUR STORE FOR BARGAINS.
French Klnnncl Illon.ieVnNts In
fnnoy figure * , light nnd ilnrk colors , all at one
price , only t.MH , worth Jl.oo.
Snme as abova In MISSOJ' and Children 9 , at
BEADED WRAPS ,
I.ndles1 Ileided Wraps , with solid beaded jot
leees , only (1.98 for Monduy ; w orth $1.00.
SPECIAL CORSET SALE
BEADED WRAPS ,
nought at 3. cent on the dollar Ladles'
Itrown Cut Jet Headed Wraps , solid Jet sleeve.
woith $ i.OtoS.i : ) : > .ou. On sale ono duy only at
the low price $10.00.
MAIL ORDERS FILLED.
DON'T MISS THIS BARGAIN.
INFANTS' CLOAKS ,
Infants' Long lied Cashmcro Cloaks for one
clny. to liven things up. only $1.38 ; worth up to
May. The incorporators are : 'W. P. Nor-
cross , II. J. Morricic , J. W. MclCibbln , B. P.
Jowcr , J. Spellman , John Lyons , W. W.
Uarnhousc , W. E. Bryan and H. II. Nor-
City News nnd Notes.
John Stewart , deputy attorney-general ,
went to Miiidcn to-day to bo on hand for the
commencement ot district court there next
The preliminary hearing of th6 alleged
murderers of Bob Woods , was continued
to-day at noon until Monday at 10 o'clock.
There were no now developments this morn
ing. The testimony is not only petting worry-
some , but tedious.
The coroner decided an inquest unneces
sary ever the remains of Kinnoy. tbo old
man who suicided in the city Jail night before
fore last. His remains wore consigned to
the crave at the cxponso of the county.
Representative Heynor , of Choycnno
county , is in the city , this time as a lawyer
ana not as a law-maker. Ho returns homo
The Knights of Pythias order of this city
have had plans drawn for a now four-story
building. Members of tha order decline to
have very much" to say about this enterprise
until its success Is assured.
II. T. Clark has a claim against the city
amounting to $14,000. It will bo acted upon
by the entire committee and city attorney at
an early date. In the event tint it is al
lowed , It is said that an injunction will fol
low. There are some interesting facto
behind this alleged claim.
It is said that a prominent capitalist con
templates putting in a bank here , with a
capital of (500,000 , to supply business men
with loans in largo sums , for a short time , at
straight 8 percent.
Can it bo true ! Or is it sonio bright dream
That wraps my senses for a moment's
MulUng the whole world an enchanted
Filled with ono Imago , till nil others scorn
Lost and absorbed in it ) My thoughts still
With 'wlldorcd fancies. Is it thy dear face
So close to initial Dost feel at what swift
The warm blood surges in tumultuous
Through heart and chock to greet thuol
Sweet , delay
To reuse mo from this eostasv divine ;
Or ( wnking suddenly ) lest I betray
Too miicti reveal my woman's soul to thlno
For thu bare asking. Turn thine eyes
Era thou hast road "I love thco" writ in
11m Heal OJcortfu Washington. '
"Tho Real Goer \Vaahtnpton" in
the Cosmopolitan in represented an an
Indian typo of physique , weighing 210
pounds , with largo , bony haiuid and
foot , wearing number eleven shoos , and
having weak lungu nnd voice , but a
wonderful strength of arm and limb.
A story is told ot Washington making a
famous jump for a wife during his
"Ho was riding , so the story goes ,
along the Potomac above Georgetown ,
when ho came to the house of a largo
estate , and seeing a crowd upon the
lawn , he asked the cause of the gather
ing , lie was told that a jumping match
was in progrebs , and that the prize was
the hand of the farmer's daughter. IIo
looked on for a time at the ailTerunt
jumps , and finally asked if lie might not
also try his skill. The host consented ,
and Washington jumped farther than
Iho farthest. As ho did so ho noted
that the countenance of the maided fell
and that t > ho looked rather wofully nt
the face of hia loading competitor , who
had made the nnxt boqt jump , anil who
was evidently her lover. Ho resigned
hia claim to the lady'a hand in his ri
val'n fuvor , and It ia'said that this Indy
afterwards recalled the circum tunco
when she inot liliruit one of liia presi
dential Icvocs. "
Monday only LnilloV
( Inn Iliur line Stripe
lloso full regular mnue
worthacpnlr : on sale
Monduy Mo pair.
No one can touch It
It beats every thlngyot
advertised , absolutely
Fast Illack or money
refunded. Come and
net them before sizes
nro 11 gain sold out , only
30o pair ; northfioc.
Uoy's Heavy Illbbed
Fast HlacUT choice of
nil sizes ; v > c pair 3 pair
for * 1.00. This Is a
stocking the Hoys can
not N oar out.
200 dozen of our Celebrated Thistle Summer Corsets , as
cut , on sale Monday at only 750 pair. This corset can't be dup
licated elsewhere for less than $1.25. Our sale price only 750
pair. Mail Orders Filled ,
SATEEN CORSETS ,
Ladies' French Sajieen Corsets , in white and cream , a
regular $1.25 Corset , on sale Monday at only 7c pair. "
AMONG THE CITY CHURCHES ,
What Is Bain ? Demo in Local Bo-
BUILDING AND PROGRESSING.
Meetings Hold For the Purpose or
Furthering the Cnunc Every
Sect Busy In Good
The quarterly meeting of the First Baptist
church was hold Wednesday night , at which
the treasurer submitted a report for the past
three months. The report showed the church
to bo in an excellent financial condition.
Ucforo the session adjourned A. S. Churchill
was elected u deacon to 1111 a vacancy , which
occurred some time ago.
The oOlcors of the First Baptist Sunday
school were tendered a reception Friday
night by Superintendent M. G. MacLeod nt
the residence of J. O. Staples , 2503 Casa
Members of the First Baptist church nro
making ijreut preparations for an entertain
ment that will uo called "Children's U.iy. "
It will bo hold at the church Uunday , Juno 9.
It will consist ot recitations , songs and ad
dresses , the latter by the pastor and super
intendent. The greater portion of the enter
tainment will bo uovoted to the children.
The proceeds will go to the American Bap
tist Publication society as a benefit.
Considerable dissatisfaction is manifest on
the awarding of the contract for the con
struction of the now First Methodist church ,
which will bo erected at a cost of $75,000 nt
the corner of Twentieth and Davenport
streets. Bids for the construction were
opened n week URO at tbo architects' ofllco.
Six prominent and responsible contractors
and bidders were Invited to file estimates
and proposals for the erection of the church.
This was iisltcd for by the building commit
tee. Balf a dozen of the contractors and a
few alternates put in bids. The low
est among them was Martin T. Mur
pliv. His bid for tba work was
fl.OOO under that of the next lowest bidder ,
who was It. Stovous. Mr. Stovonti was
awarded the contract at $55,500. This Is
where the trouble lies. Murphy's bid was
t5iUOO : , and there are some who claim that
bo should have beau given the contract. The
reason given for Mr. Slovens' ( rotting the
work Is that ho Is u member of the First
Methodist church , and was ulvon the preference -
enco ou that account. S. T. Joslyii , of the
sumo denomination , stated that ho regretted
tha way in which the trouble had arisen ,
but was positive that no inllucnco was
brought to boar on Stevens' con
nection with the church , moro
than ho would bo personally interested In
the work of constructing the edllico , and for
that icason his bid would bo thu cheapest in
the end. Ho knew Murphy was nearly 3,000
lower , but thought Stevens could save moro
than that amount in material to bo used In
thu church. When the building committee
invited proposals tberu was no assurance
whatever that the lowest bidder would bo
uwardod the contract , but , at tho'samo time ,
the builders presumed that the lowest ono
would got it. Different architects Maim that
Murphy is Just us responsible and as capa
ble as any contractor in the city ,
nud now ho says he wants to
know why ho was asked to
bid If tbo committee had no confidence in
him. Ho had to put In two or three days
tlguriug on the plans , for which ho received
no compensation. For this work ho would
not have objected had he not have been enti
tled to the contract. With all the dissatis
faction there Is no remedy now. The con.
tract is beyond redemption , It in signed and
Stevens la tbo mail who will build the
Soveralrehcarials for the grand war song
coi.ccrts , Svhlch will bo given at ttio Grmid
opera house May 10 and 11 , have boon hold
during the past week. The concerts will ha
for the benefit of the First Methodist
church , und thu money realized from it will
go Into a fund for the purchase of a largo
pipu organ for the new church. ' U will be
one of tbe grandest concerts over given in the
rlty. There will bo 200 mule voices , and i
chorus of 500 children ; also ten lady and
gentleman soloists. The npollo and
Plymouth clubs will take part , and
the Omaha guards will bo in a
scene and sang , "Tenting To-Night on the
Old Camp Grounds , " with morning reveille
nnd drill. The Second United States infan
try band will furnish the war music. A
largo number of eminent speakers have been
engaged. The programme of songs consist
of a book of thirty-two pages. People from
all ever the state and Iowa arc expected to
attend the concert , and for the accomodatlon
of those special trains will bo run. There
are now 2,500 tickets on sale.
The Baptists are talking of founding a
great denominational university , and their
frlonds in Chicago are desirous of having it
People talk about the phenomenal sales of
"Hobort Elsinero" and ' 'Little Lord Faunt-
leroy , " and yet there Is ono book , Issued
from ono publishing house , the sales of which
quadruple both these taken toeetherand this
book is the bible. During the past year the
Bible society has sent out 1,320,673 conies ,
nnd in the seventy-two years of its existence
the society has Issued nearly 50,000,000
bibles. At present the presses nro turning
oft 4,000 copies per day of the book.
A wealthy member of the Reformed Epis
copal church in Philadelphia has donated
JUO , )0 ) to that denomination. The entire
sum is invested at 5 per cent. , and the Inter
est is to bo need in building now houses
of worship , supplying feeble congregations
with pastors , and in mission work generally.
The strangest part oftho story is that the
donor has stipulated that his name shall not
bo made public. All honor to him.
New Hampshire has demonstrated that
bigotry is not dead , by passing a law exclud
ing catholics from ofllco. The prevalence of
toleration has been so general in this country
that this action of the Now England State
seems like an anachronism.
school work is exceeded in dimensions by that
of James McCormicktho Harrisburg million
aire , wboso bible class includes 1,000 work
men , whom ho has never failed to meet on
Sunday aurins the past twenty years , rain
or shine. All his trips from homo are regu
lated by his Sunday school worn. '
The African Mothodlst church , which has
not a white man among its members or any
organic relations with any whlto church or
ganization , reports a membership of 400,000 ;
it has 1U.OOO places of worship , numbers
10,000 ministers , has 15,000 Sabbath schools ,
supports its own denominational papers , has
missions in the West Indies , Mexico and
Africa , and its reported contributions foot
up more than 2,000,000 annually for the sup
port of church work.
Dr. Piurson estimates the money annually
ralsod for carrying on Protestant foreign
missions at about , $11,250,000.
In Union theological seminary at Hamp-
dcn-Sidnoy , Va , , . , fourteen young men have
signified their wUilngnuss to go us mission
aries to foreign lands ,
Senator Stanford will glvo $50,000 toward
the erection ol mgrand metropolitan Metho
dist church , , Jn. San Francisco , provided
Bishop Newman bo culled to the pastorate.
A movement is on foot la Nicaragua to
sever the relations between church and
The olcction Qfi board of diroctora of the
Young Mun's.Curistian association will beheld
held Monday , , ftjay 13. The term of the pres
ent board oxpnoA this month.
The Musln Coijcort company will bo at the
Young Men's1 Christian association Thurs
day , May 'JO. The concert is in charge of
tha Ladles' Musical society , und the associa
tion Is In no way connected with it , except
that the members will bo given tbo privilege
of buying tickets to the concert.
At the recital oftho elocution class tomorrow
row night in the concert hull of the Young
Men's Christian association Hov. C. II. Gard
ner , dean of Trinity Cathedral , will preside.
The St. Mary's avenue Congrogatlonil
church raised subscriptions to the amount of
over $11,200 , last Sunday , to wipe- out u
balance of debt on the now building of nearly
$10,000. It was all done without effort and in
short ardor , Hov. Willard Scott will deliver
a lecture to-night ut the church , covering
100 years ugo.
Tno service to-morrow evening at the
Welch Prosbytorlan church will bo In Eng
lish. Subject : "Tho Grout KofusaU"
What promises being tha moat enjoyable
evening this season IB an elocution nnd musi
cal concert to bo given ut ttio Young Men's
100 pieces Hand Made
I.lncu LnrcM. this Is i\
Job our buver closed
out nt ' < original vuluo.
lu this lot tuaymnlln
tel in wide , line nnd
heavv all linen , rholio
Monday Ucyard ; woith
up to aic.
Tills lot Is simply
grand nil kinds of
Iliuul Made l.liien
I.nces. Tills lot runs
from : i In to il In \ \ Ide ,
none In this lot worth
less than 'Me yiml nnd
up to 4 c ; your choice
Thii lot Is simply
Immense all kinds oC
llnu Hand Made Linen
Laces. They run from
4 in to 11 In ido und lire
worth 4 times the price
asked. Mondny 15c
yard , come early Mon
day If you want to get
choice of selections.
Christian association hall to-morrow evening
by Prof. G. A. Uobtnow nnd Sidney L.
Wrlgbtson , of this city. The former hus n
reputation ns an elocutionist. The latter ,
although n stranRor , is sata to liavo a fine
toner voice. There will bo ono or two exhi
bitions from Mr. Robmow'a pupils , nnd the
rest of the programme will be tilled up by
admirable selections given by Messrs. Saxby ,
Drum , Weir , Wherry , Froommi , Butler , and
members of Trinity cathedral choir. The
procrammo for the entertainment is quite
elaborate. The attendance is expected to bo
The anniversary of the first inauguration
of Washington will bo observed by the Con-
Kregational churches of this city by special
services on Tuesday morning in the St.
Mary's avenue church at 10:30 o'clock , in
which the pastors and congregations _ will
join. The address in commemoration will oo
delivered by Dr. J. T. Duryea. A general
invitation Is extended to those observing the
day.Tho centennial Inaugural services in
Omaha will bo held at 10 o'clock Tuesday
morning nt the Grand opera house. The
regimental bond of Fort Omaha , aided by a
select number of vocalists , will furnish the
music. Addresses relative to Washington
nnd his inauguration will be made by Uishop
Newman , Pastors Lamur , Haraha and Dot-
The Easter egg was a chic affair.
A furrier is n dealer in furs , but a currier
is not a dealer in curs.
Good women are the salt of the earth ,
when they are not too fresh.
Whut a aifforonco it innkos whether you
put "Dr. " before or after a name !
The "J3s" that buzz in the spring nro with
us again Hock Beer and IJabo Ball.
Fish are not weighed in their own scales ,
simply because Ush scales are not built that
Swarms of crows ara seen in the gardens
of Ogdon. The people there call thorn "Utah
A Dr. Plllsbury has asked a western court
to change his natno to ono loss significant of
The president hus not had his photograph
taken lately , but several applicants for ofllco
liavo taken negatives of him.
The "Itobert Elsmoro" collar is ono of the
latest tilings out. The critics will proceed
at onr.o to tuko the starch out of it.
What this-country needs Is innplo sugar
that will pas * a thorough civil sorvluo ux-
umlnntion at nil BO.ISOIIS of the year.
Lout winter's coat , with the lining torn
out , is fashionable for ofllco wour. It
should bo decorated with rod Ink and mu-
The mustache Is said to bo losing its popu
larity ns a part of the hirsute adornment of
the muscullno faco. It is always gutting "in
the soup. "
Tin ) world is full of devices to gain an ad
vantngo over the unwary ; thure are inun on
the watch for an opportunity to "beat" some
poor old carpet , oven.
One of the now towns which have been
planted on the red earth of Oklahoma is
named Edmunds. Juiugino u town of that
naiiio having a boom I .
It is strange that In this ago of eiiterpmo
nobody has thought of going west und rais
ing cornea beef on the hoof by feeding cattle -
tlo with their own horns.
The latcHt life-savins novelty is un elec
trical Invention whiuh rings a boll in n liotol
ofllco and registers tbo room number when
some verdant person blows out thu gas.
"What are yon doing. Patrick ? " " \VnUin1
up your husband , mu'um. " "But U'liyf"
"Becaso It's tin o'clock , um'aui , whuu ( waste
to glvo him the dUroM | to inako him shUipu. "
It is said that a Minneapolis minister was
on the point of taking for hU text " \Vlie : o
are the Ninol" when it occurred to Inui tfir.t
the less mild in Minneapolis about iho ninu
Just now the hotter. 4
A cyclone traveled twenty miles through
Arkansas the other tiay without doing fur *
thor dumago than blowing down two ncro ;
ciiblns and upsetting a huystack. Has MID
cyclone had its duy )
Bweet girl gradu.it > : * will wear whlto veil-
Inir orepollno or India silk im : < ta with full
belted waUUi , nnd Rlcovos ami ' < lrti oitlier
oocorneon pleated or ol/io / duopiy ltrru'l or
tucked lungthwlio ut the tap. A bull of
wida folds pr au empire aa U UnUhe * tha
Wonderful nnrgalnl WO pairs of Children's
Muslin Draweriniulcof No. 1 muslin , on lock
Mitch muiMtu' , nnil lint foiled NPUIIIS. for Moil'
dav only ire tmlr ; worth Me. Sl/cs S to 0 j curs.
Mull orders Illled.
25c to 50c.
Special sate of odds and ends In T.nilles' Mas
tin underwear at less than half prlro , consist
ing of Night ( Jowii" , Drawer * . Corset Covers ,
Chvmlse , Skirts , and nil nt JJoc nud Me each ;
Jersey Ribbed Vests
Weunvo only ISdozcnof thtsVostlowne-kno
slroves , bound nil around neck , it la worth 40c
ttiko It away Monday nt'c each
One more day Ocnt's full regular mndo Un
dershirts and Drawers In blue and red I'lu
StrlpcsJwortU 75c ; on saleJMonday USceuch.
D. 0. HlLtS' FIRST MILLION
He Made It on a Pacific Slope Dairy
A PLAIN PLODDING FARMER BOY.
How tlio Great Financier Started In
lilfo and How Ho Accumulated
Ilia Immense Fortune Ills
The Growth of a Millionaire.
The name of Darius O. Mills is now
always associated with gigantic finan
cial schemes , involving the use of many
millions , or a railroad , real estate or
charitable venture , but forty years ago
it was a different story , says the Now
York Morning Journal. To-day ho
stands a prominent tlguro in Wall
street , the owner of railroads , banks ,
mines , one of the finest ollico buildings
in the worldand real estate north many
In appearance Mr. MillH looks the
man of business and finances that ho is.
Ho is of medium height , heavy built ,
with broad shoulders and fatrong logs.
Recent years liavo thinned his hair
greatly. IIo has penetrating bluooycs ,
a llrm , decisive mouth , und a chin that
moans business. His closely clipped
Bido-whiskcrs are almost whito.
"Starting in life practically without a
contby his own native business shrewd
ness , Mr. Mills has collected an enor
mous fortune , which now amounts to
something ever $20,000,000. Although
ho is now sixty-eight years of age lie is
as industrious and energetic a worker
as ho WIIH when it was necessary for him
to toll day after day to keep body and
The llrst thirty years of Mr. Millb'
Hfo were as uneventful and nwttor-of-
fact as they possibly could bo His par-
ontbO'vnoda farm' just outside of Al
bany , and until ho was eighteen years
old lie had scarcely boon a do/.on miles
from home. Ho attended the village
.school up to the time ho was fifteen ,
and after that ho directed the monotonous
onous work on his father's place.
Although in after years money
poured into his pockets much faster
than lie.could spend it , no never had a
cent of his own until some months after
ho was eighteen. His father thought
that if ho gave the boy a home and milll-
ciont clothing to v/onr that was all the
recompense his work required.
But a roatloss clotonnlnation to bo out
and about in the grout world was on
him. in 18r 0. like hundreds of others ,
ho became aflllntod with the gold fever ,
and selling out his nil ho started for
the gold Holds across tbo prairies ,
On rqaohlng San Fram-lseo ho pur
chased a miner's outfit nnd ntonco
started for the mines. At first fortune
did not smile upon him ;
A llulo Inter , however , he secured in
to r UK ts in several email mines' and in
Irt51 , when he again visited San Fran-
citf.g , hn was worth auroral thousand
dollars , Whilu in the rapidly growing
own , ho became iisiiuiilntod with a Miss
unniiightun , the daughter of a voryJJ
wealthy rcal-citate owner.
After u l-.rinf courtship ho nnd Miss
Cunningham wcro married. Shortly
after Misa Cunningham's fiithor , < lied ,
leaving her real esttito on Third and
Markol-stroots vuiued at 5300,000.
With thu monuy at hia tHnpostil the
financial cnroer of D. O. Mills actually
commenced. Mines which afterward
proved tlchiy proc'luctlvu wure dcvol-
JIM nieces fins ft * Inch foncy * trln Imported ,
nil wool UroM ( loodVo Imvo hnd KIUIIO RooU
In stock that sold quick at TUc sour buy or- closed
ontuwplpcosat price tlmt enables us tooffnr
llii-in to our customers at ; ivo n ynnl. Comq la
enrlv Monday , ns there certainly will bo a
mull during HIP day. ns price of thtsktmltt * .
wMoin thrnnnont to tnepeople. We will nlta ,
offer for .Momliiy , 00 pieces plain mid
YARD , WORTH IBc.
Don't miss us Monday ; wo will
CHINA SILKS ,
Monday , Just to keep up the excitement , vr
v 111 oiror cholro of our outlru ntocfc ot plula
Cliltm Silks nt too yard. Where else can. You , so *
Here Is om > Hint should bring out every lady
i no malm KJgnrod China Hllus nt OUu a yuriU
nnd the largest line of patterns and colora to
select from In Omatm.
Stripe Velvets , ,
Mumlar only , r,0 jileoos Woven Slrlpo Velvets. -
your choice Momhiy.ino yuulortli TCu.
opod , bank stocks nnd various booming
corporations were invested in. All of
these ventures reaped rich harvests ,
und in another your D. O. Mills was one
of the rich men of Ciiliforiia. Every
thing ho touched seemed to turn into
money , and every concern that suc
ceeded in interesting him became suc
cessful through his shrewd and woll-
Ono of his uost ventures was the pur
chase of a tract of land about eighteen ,
miles outside of San Francisco. On.
this land he erected an elegant country
residence. Ho also blurted a barge
dairy furm which In n short time sup
plied most of the residents of Son
Francisco with milk. *
The farm ho culled Millbrno , and to
day a thriving villngo is located there. .
A bhort'diHtanco from the farm.wsro the
Spring Valley water works , which sup
plied San Francisco with water. Mr. .
Mills became a big share-holder in the
water works company , which resulted
in the building of the village ol MIL- ,
In the latter part of the "fifties" h.Q
became associated with William G. ,
Ralston , who started the Banlt of Cali
fornia. John Mackav completed the
trio , which subsequently controlled tha
great system of Comstock mines , which ,
made millions for hundreds und. made
beggars of thousands.
.lust before thu close of the war green
backs in California wore- worth but 80
per cent of their face value. With clear
forcsighlodncss D. O. Mill saw the only
outcome of Iho slrugglo and its conso-
quoiit oHopt upon government green
backs and socurillcs. Bank stocks , initi-
ing stocks and everything were sacri
ficed to raise gold with which to pur *
chaso" government bonds and greon- <
backs. Several months later , when ,
everything wont back to par , D. O.
Mills' fbrluno was almost troblod.
Ono ot Iho few Hct-backs ho received
was in the failure of the Bunk of Cali-
l forniain 1877 and the death on the fol
lowing day of William G. Ilalston ? Pe- .
cuniarily Mr. Mills suffered but llttlo ,
as a few years before ho had sold out
almost his entire interest In the bank to
como eitflt nnd epeculate In gold. Ho ,
rolurned to California on the death of
Mr. Kulfltoii nnd succeeded in setting
the Bnnk of California again on its foot.
About twelve years ngo ho moved to
Isow York with his wife and two chil
dren a daughter and a son. IIo pur-
chiihod an elegant liouuo ut No. 034
Fifth uvonuo. A short time after his
daughter married Mr. Whitolaw Held ,
the editor of the Now York Trlbunu ,
who resides in the palalial homo on
Miullbon avcnuo formerly the rosldonco
of Ilonry Vlllurd.
In his private Hfo Mr. Mills Is n very
simple man. IIo cares assiduously for
his businohs interests arid is still us act
ive in financial mutters as lie ever was.
IIo Is now the possessor of a yearly In
come of WOU.OOO. but ho does not epond
ever ono-tunth that sum and in ronao-
rHi en co his fortune is increasing at a
rapid rate every year.
One-fourth of his immense wonlth ia
invested In the vast olllce building In
Exchange place nnd Broad utroet which
boars hia name. He is also u big share
holder in thu'Krlo road. In lluui : olnl
matlors ho and ( . ! . P. Iluntlngton urn
as violently opposed to the Vandorbllt *
as the democratic party Is to tha repub
His only diversion is an occasional
trip abroad , and while ho in away h'.g '
pen looks uftor his wnuy busiicns ! u'.IiilM.
Caring neither for horacs , yuohtlnfnor (
any of the amusement * men with great
fortunes usually take up , ha sjiciiUu
most of the day In his olllcc in the Mills
building , nnd the night In rov'tilylng
iho fiohomoH that always muk > > thoiu-
felt In the financial void. !
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