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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY. 1MAY 2 , 1889.
BOARD OF TRADE'S ' RETURN-
The Trip to the Black Hills Ends lu
BENEFITS OF THE EXCURSION.
Oinnlm Moroliintt Will Bend Itcnro-
HcninllvcH to Work I tic Now Conn *
try ItCRolutloriH cif
At 7 sBO o'clock n. m. yesterday the Fremont ,
Elkliorn Ss. Missouri Valley trniti , bearing
tlio.Wird of triulo excursionists , stopped at
Sounder * stroot. Tlio gcntlomon composing
tlio party disembarked , ifrlp In hand , and
Blood around awaiting Ilia unloading of Jim
Btcpltonnon's conchas and Uorscs ,
which had ncootnimnled tliom on
the trip. Stoplicnson's carryall
nnd Ilomun's band watron , containing
the Musical Union band , wllh Julius Mayer ,
hud bucn awaiting ttio arrival of the travel
ers for Homo tinio and \vhon at length the
board uppcurcdtlio band struck up a welcome
nlr.Tlio train hnd loft Albion , shortly after
midnight. As a consequence the travelers
had not had much sleep. The bracing air ,
however , revived thuir spirits nnd the
thought of ngnln being at homo led
to many n hearty congratulation. The
Krnsi , the trees , the sky , the
tttmosphcro scorned greener , prettier , bright
er and clearer than had been iiotlcod on the
trip.Tho horses were led from the Street utoelc
car down u gangway undo especially for the
purpose at Fremont yesterday.
Tlio Concord conches followed soon after ,
nnd to them the horses wcro harucssod with
almost llro department rapidity ,
The procession then formed , the band in
the chariot drawn by six horses. Then
followed the llrst coacti with Stcphcnson's
preys , then his second coach drawn by the
bountiful roans nnd finally the carryall , con
taining luggage and a number of the excur
sionists. The coaches were also laden with
The route lay along Saunders street to
Gumlng , thcnco to Sixteenth to Douglas ,
. Ninth uud Fnrnum to the board of trudo
The display attracted attention all along
the line and from a hundred windows in the
business district fluttering handkerchiefs
welcomed back the absentees.
'J ho band unused for a few moments at the
Union Pacific headquarters and serenaded
Vtio occupants. At the headquarters of the
Fremont , Klkhorn & Missouri Valley , three
cheers were given for the general passenger
Agent , Huchnnnan. This was" repeated ut the
general ofilco of the Northwestern In the
Pnxton hotel , where Mr. W. N , llabcoclc ac
knowledged the courtesy. Ho accompanied the
excursionists to the board hall , where the
great trip came to an end.
The luggage was seized by Its owners ,
bcarty greetings nnd meetings took nlaco fern
n fuw moments and thuu all the members
rushed in haste to rovlslt their homes or to
re-establish their acquaintanceship with their
employes , .
The trip lasted eight days. During that
time between three and four thousand miles
No serious accidents took pluco. W. E.
Clurk , however , was left at Stuart.
Mr. Kllpatrick was also left behind , but for
tunately found an cngino ut the place which
enabled him to overtake the party at the next
station. Jim Stephenson was the hero of the
excursion. Without him and nil coaches , the
trip would have boon deprived of half of its
charm. The board contemplates another trip
before the close of the year.
YloWH of Merchants as to the KfTeotof
After the arrival of the excursionists at the
board of trailo bulldim ? , BEK reporters aacor
tallied from a number of thorn what effect
they thought the trip would have upon the
rcl-itions of Omaha with the Black Hills and
inturmcdiuto points In the future. In sub
stance the opinions wcro an follows :
John S. Brady i think the trip will have
a good effect. It will lead to the putting on
the road of a number of traveling men who
malto u specialty of the Black Hills trade
The KUpatrlek-ICoch company will send a
out thoro. Others I know
will do the same 'thing. Tlio
place has boon entirely overlooked ,
ut least so far as ttio great majority of our
citizens are concerned , 1 think Mr. Llning-
er was intstaucn , though , when ho said that
not more than fifteen nor cent of the trade
of the hills was done lu Omaha. 1'He must
have referred to the agricultural Implement
trade , ' interjected W. A. L. Gibbon.J I am
satisfied wo do more business up there. I
Uavo been shown BO mo tables on the amount
of ifooiln shipped over the Fremont , Elkliorn
& Missouri Vulloy road , and I know Omaha
Bcndo out the greatest part of the goods scut
over that liuu.
M. Hollumn The trip will naturally do
Rood to Omuha. The country wo have visited
1ms not been worked. I don't know of more
than two Omulm houses who now send men
out thero. This excursion will lead others
to send out traveling men , nnd there is no
doubt that they will ilud enough trade.
E.B. Uruco , of Uruco.Bluho & Co. There
'U no doubt of the trip being of a great
deal of good to Omaha. It will also
result m extending the Klkhorn system ,
whli'h will also bo of a great deal of benefit
to the city.
M , E. Smith , of M. E. Smith & Co. It
will tend to increase our trndo with the
northwest very materially. I am going to
send out a man to work up the place in our
Allen T. Kcctflr , of Hector Ss AVilholuiy
It will give tht ) board of trudo a iioodwale -
ing'Uy and it will advertise Omaha. It will
have n beneficial effect upon Omaha , espec
ially lit those Hcctloua where there is now
but little business transacted.
F , IS. Ualloy , of Balloy & Oloson It will
bo long remembered nnd Increase our trade
and membership. I was asked while on the
trip by a man , ns to whether 1 would ship
him some brick all the way to Deadwood.
Euclid Martin , of I'arlin , Orondorft &
Martin It Will bring n bettor understanding
between Omaha nnd will cause a bettor foal
ing to exist between this city , the northern
part of the state nnd the mining and agri
cultural regions of southern Dakuto. Every
town visited expressed Itself plous d with
our visit. It. will result in the extension of
trade not so much ut llrat , but later the great
increase will bo noted.
Kilwln Sharp , of Horn , Sharp & Acker.
South Omaha it is the host thing the board
hub ever dono. I don't think there Is n inuu
in the whole party who has not done gomo
good , and for Omaha. I think m'ora cuttlu
will bo shipped-to South Omaha than over
W. N. Nttfon The visit will do an Im-
meusu amount of uood to this city , because it
will bo a boucllt to our commerce , as also to
that of the people whom wo have visited. It
will bo of the Ursfimportaucu to the people
of the Ilack ) Hills , because It has shown
thorn that there is something else to be ro
lled upon besiilo tholr mines. I will greatly
Increase the trade over all the district \vu
huvo truvoloii ,
U. F , Uoodmun , president of the Goodman
Drug company Wo are going to gain u great
dual of trade wherever wo have boon , I
Imvo hail n man traveling In the hills but
the Hold will bo worked moro now than over
Q , II. Gutns , of the Consolidated Coffee
company U will have uu Immense effect lu
advancing the business of Omahans and
Omaha lu general , It will orliig us before
tbo people of the country and show
thut wo are trying to Increase our
jobbing business. Wo scut a man up there
lu the 11 111 * two weeks ugo. Ho has been
doing flrot rale. Those people are now in a
croat decree dealing with Chicago. They
formerly dealt so much with St. 1'uul thut
the St. 1'aulltcs got afraid to continue It , and
withdrew. Chicago then stepped in , secured
the trado. nnd n short time ago St. Paul tried
to get it back , but couldn't do it. We can
jjotour shuroot It.
John IJauiner I think the result * uro
bound to bo excellent. Wo uuido lots of
frlnnds for Omaha.
Colonel C. S. Chuso Effect Is bound to bo
good. Wo found everybody friendly to
I ) . II. Wbvolar Very fine trip ; wo xvoro
Well received and royally ontcrtulued ail
ilong the line nnd will hoar hereafter from
, tmt part of the country.
Mnx Meyer The results are bound to bo
jf Immense benefit to Omnha. The mer
chant * along that road ore very friendly to
us and want to trade hero.
John Erck I think wo made a favorable
Impression , and our acquaintance took well ,
the result will bo an increase In our whole
sale trado. _
THE GENTLEMAN SPORT.
Ilio Now Cnrlntlilnn Successor to Tom
A tvpo that belongs IIH exclusively to
this tune ns docs the fop is the fjontlo-
tnhn sport thut is , a young iimn with
: certain amount of money , every reason -
son why ho should bo a ga'ntlotnnn nnd
uvor.v tendency toward the tou h , says
the Now York Morning Journal.
His costume is modelled on that of
some known gambler , though ho always )
oxaggorntcs It , and his pronounced
weakness la ( or pink shirts and pluk
Ills hut , always a round one , is tipped
slightly to one side , and wherever lib
rrfay bo Hitting you may bo certain that
hla legs are crossed.
Of women lie lias no opinion what *
over , regarding them as necessary evils
nnd considering the liner typos us the
result of Borne nmn's nonsense.
His ideal used to bo Fred May. but as
that gentleman has gotten himself ex
iled because oi his winning ways and
has had no successor , the sport is rather
vague as to what ho thinks lie ought to
do , Buys Hab in the Philadelphia Times.
lie is scon at his finest in the park ho
has a natural wooJ four-wheeler and
drives a piir : of horses thut are as
sinewy looking as himself , but that huvo
no end of staying powor.
Ho wears u red rose in his buttonhole ,
his shirt is of the pinkest , his tic is of
ilnk , with the Prince of Wales plumes
in white upon it , and his top coat , a
light one with hugo white buttons , is
on the seat beside him , to show how dis
dainful ho is of it.
His position is decidedly easy. His
logs are spread out and crossed ; Ins hat
is to one side and his cigar to the other ,
and ho holds his reins in a manner that
suggests that he is inviting the horses
to run away , and yet that if they did
they would quickly find out what grip
Ho has his arm tattooed like Ins
grace , the IMikc of Marlborough : ho is
interested , us far as ho knows how to bo ,
in a chorus girl , like his sweetness ,
In his heart ho believes that ho could
knock Sullivan out in ono round , and
thut any woman who docs not goo hid
charms must bo blind ,
* " "
WASHINGTON AS "A"SUITOR.
IIU TJiiHHf.'ccHsful Appeals Before HeAVen
AVon tlio HnticI of Widow Cm-tin.
A letter , of which the following is a
copy , yellow with age and worn apart at
the edge of the folds , is in the posses
sion of Governor Lee , says the Richmond
mend Dispatch. It iu u missive in which
Washington sneaks of love , and it goes
to show'what is well known to historv ,
that ho who was "first in war , first in
pence , llrst in the hearts of hjs country
men , " was not a ladies' favorite. It was
written when Washington was twenty
years of ago. %
According to'many ' accountsthis mod
est youth made three attempts before ho
could got a. lady to accept him. It is
said thut ho in vain addressed Miss Dot-
tie Funtleroy , Miss Alary Cary Ambler
und Miss Lucy Grimes , and finally found
success and happiness , too"1 , in his court-
shin of the Widow Curtis.
The Father of his Country , as ho
turned out to bo , imposing as wus his
character and presence , was rather a
solemn-looking personage , and at the
date when Miss Funtleroy declined his
attentions , was long and lean and red
from open air life as a surveyor and In
dian hunter ; but ho had boon bred in
excellent society , and was a well-man
nered , courteous gentleman , thougn if
ho was at tbat ago what most youths
uro , his feet nnd hands stuck out with
too much bigness and prominence. His
hair approached u shade not very fur
removed from sandiness.
Whether this letter was to the father
or some other ncaV relative of the girl ;
whether Washington over renewed his
suit , as he wrote ho would .do , and what
became of his ludy love , are all inter
May 20 , 1752. Sir : I should have been
down long before this but my business in
Fredericksburg detained mo somewhat
longer than I expected , and immediately up
on my ueturn from thence I was taken with
a violent pleurisy , which has reduced mo
very low , but purpose as soon as I recover
my strength to wait on Miss Ucttio in hopes
of a reconsideration of her former cruel sen
tence uud to sco if I cannot obtain u decision
in my favor. I Imvo inclosed a letter to her ,
which I should bo much obliged to you for
the delivery of it. I have nothing to add
but my best respects to your good lady and
family and that I am , sir , y'r most ob'd't ,
humble servant. G. WASIIINOTOX.
William Fantelroy , Senior , Esq. , in Hlch-
A Revolutionary II orso-I'lstol.
Mr. A. S. Morse , of this city , has
on exhibition in his show case a revolu
tionary relic of moro than ordinury in
terest , says a Chester ( III. ) dispatch to
the Globe-Democrat. It is a horse-
pistol , fourteen Inches in length , carries
mi ounce ball , is ot the Hint lock pattern -
torn and woiirhs nearly four pounds. It
is heavily bound with iron , similar to
the present army musket , and is in a
u state of perfect preservation. This
clumsy weapon was given to its present
owner by his father. Mr. "K. P. Morse ,
formerly of Greenville , 111. , and it came
to him from some earlier member of the
Morse family , and the history of it as
passed from ono owner to the next , is
that the pistol was in active service at
the battle of Bunker Hill , nnd n largo
nick , ever an inch in length nnd a hall
inch deep , shows where the blade ol
n British dragoon came in contact with
the stock of the pistol , und perhaps
saved the life of u bravo defender of oui
country. Perhaps the next moment
the old blundorbus rang out amid the
roar of battle 'and ono moro riderless
horse galloped away , and a rod coat lay
upon tlio ground with a deeper dye
weltering through his bright uniform.
Mr. Morse pri/es his war relic highly
and would not part with it for a pretty
Said Ono Tli I n K nml Mount Another
A Sunday or two ago the lesson leaflets -
lots used in Sunday schools container
an exhaustive treatise on Balaam nnc
the ass , says the Philadelphia Press
After the article had loft the hands
of the editor ho waa ovidentlj
seized with an idea , which ho communi
cated in lirgo typo and n foot-uoto aa
follows : "If the Lord has need of an as
don't you think he has nued of you ? " A
medical journal is running n oloso race
with this leatlot for first place in unique
utterances , for it advertises "Hyde 01
the Skin" as tlio rather startllngly Bug
gestlvo title of u standard modica
. Frederick T. Roberts , M. D. . physl
clan to the royal college of surgeons
university of LondonEne. , , says : "Loss
of appetite , loss of eyesight , dyspeptic
symptoms , irregularities of the Ixwols
are some of the symptoms of advancc (
kidney dUeaso. Warner's Sale Cure
cures thoHo troubles , because it remove
the cause , and putting the kidneys in a
healthy condition , enables them to expel
pel the poisonous or vvasto matter-from
the system. This is why Warner's Safe
, Cure cures so many symptoms that art
I called dibouscn , "
FOILING THE TWINE TRUST ,
Gomploto nnd EfTootlvo Solution of
an All-Absorbing Quoatlou.
OLD METHODS ARE DISCARDED.
V Simple Device In Successful Opera
tion Wlilch Will Glvo Farmers
Absolute Command of
No Atoro UHO for Twine ,
A representative of the Qulucy (111. ( ) Whig
discovered an appliance which promises to
) lny a very Important part In the fight which
ho farmers of the west and northwest are
making against the twiua trusts nnd combi-
latlons. During the past five or six years
wlno has come into universal use for bind-
ng grain , a'wmo binders are now used ou
nearly every harvesting machine nnd the de
mand for twmo has increased enormously.
Jnfortunatoly for the farmer , nil of the ma-
orlal used In making twine , sisal mid ma-
illla , ! grown In foreign countries. To got
t to America requires from four to six
nonths1 time , Involving largo expense , nnd
ho machinery used in the process of nrnnu-
ncturo is covered with patents. It has been
m easy matter for the twmo manufacturers
o effect combination * und to stondlly advance
) rces ! to a point which Is unreasonable uud
Hut the farmers of the entire northwest
inve rebelled against UIOHO trusts. Farmers'
alliances everywhere are holding meetings
to dovlso ways mid moans for thwarting the
combinations. In several of the states this
matter has .been brought to the attention of
the legislatures nud bills are now pending
calculated to bring relief to the farmers. In
-ho Illinois legislature , Senator Chapman
ms introduced a bill providing that the man-
ifucturo of twine shall bo undertaken in the
> ciiltcntiaries of the state , so thut the far
mers may not bo obliged to buy a dollar's
worth from the trusts.
In fighting the twine monopoly the farmers
are confronted by very serious obstacles ,
omplicatod machinery is required to make
twmo and the equipment of a factory in
volves heavy expenditures.Knormous quan
tities of twine are required to supply the de
mand , ns the wheat crop of the country has
Increased S.MJ.OOO.COU bushels since the intro
duction of twine binders. While the demand
for twine is constantly Increasing , the crop
of fiber from which it is made- sisal nud
manllln has been short for the past two
years , and it has been no difilcult matter for
Importers to secure control of the raw ma
terial and advance prices. Twirio Is now 0
cents higher than it has formerly been sold
for , and the prices which ought to bo asked
for it. To establish nnd equip nnti-tnonopoly
factories for making it would require a largo
amount of capital , nnd oven then the inde
pendent manufacturers would bo confronted
by the trusts which control the raw ma
Several of the farmers' alliance * advocate
the abandonment of binding machinery until
the twine trust can bo brought to terms. Tno
farmers generally do not take kindly to this
suggestion , however , stating that help is
scarce and it would bo almost impossible-
harvest their ciop by hand ; furthermore , the
waste of loose grain would moro than coun
terbalance the amount saved by discarding
twine , even at present prices.
While driving do wn frflm La Grange yes
terday a icpresentativo of the Whig noticed
a harvesting machine working in the tall
sedge grass along the Mississippi bottoms.
Curiosity led to an investigation. The men
who wcro operating the machine wore at first
not disposed to furnish nny information , but
careful inquiry developed several very im
portant foots which will have much to do
with affording a complete solution of the
The machine was aMcCormick self-binder ,
exactly such ns is used ou 20tK)0 ) ( ) farms in
this country , except for ono ollght change.
It was supplied with a simple do vice , whereby
wire instead of twine was used for binding.
This device has recently boon perfected , nnd
is now being thoroughly tested. The men
who were operating the machine yesterday
stated that they had been at work with it iu
the Hold for several weeks , cutting nud bind
ing tall sedge grass , and the most thorough
tests had fulled to reveal n single defect. In
fact , It works to porlcction. It has tied acres
without a miss , and is , if possible , moro cer
tain than twine would bo under the same
conditions. This improvement weighs live
pounds. It can bo applied by any farmer in
a moment's time , and n McCormick twine
binder can bo char.cod to a wire binder. All
there is of this device is u wire twister ,
which is supplied In pluco of the
knotternow used on the McCormick. In
looking ut the machine , cvon an export could
not detect any cbungo , excepting that two
8H > ols of wire had taken the place of tbo ball
of twino. The workmen said , yesterday , that
the twister is the same which was so success
fully used ou thoMcCormick for many years ,
before the introduction of twino. The com
pany is now making this imorovcd device ,
and will meet all demands , ns far as possible ,
for the approaching harvest , and before the
commencement of the second harvest can
have 200,000 of them on the market , if neces
sary. Tbo same guarantee 'is given with this
device ns with the old wire binder nnd the
twine binder now in use.
The workmen said , further , that the com
pany wus introducing this dpvico to cnnblo
the farmer to substitute wire lor twine in
binding. Two or three years ago the Mc
Cormick company introduced an entirely
now twine , the "LHuo Jny , " containing anew
now fiber , which was sold nt reduced prices ,
but the prejudice which the farmers hnvo
against twine has induced the company to
perfect a device which will make the farm
ers absolutely indupjndcnt of twine , This
now device is Interchangeable wiiu the
knottor now used ou the McCormick bluOcr ,
so that either wire or tivino may bo used.
This interchangeable muchlno places the
farmer in an absolutely independent posi
tion. Iron , from which the binding wire is
made , is produced at homo and can not bo
cornered. In u few months tno wire mills of
the country could make enough wire to bind
every bunUlo of wheat in this country , und
not n single pound of twine need bo used.
Should the prices of twine decline , ns they
naturally would , when the demand was cut
off , and the farmer again wish to use twine ,
bo can change his binder in ono mlnuto from
wire to twine. In other words , this , simple
device gives him complete and nbsoluto
mastery of the situation. In coming har
vests ho can reduce the demand for twine
moro than one-half und still bo m u position
to use either wire or twine ut will.
This simple little device will certainly ex
ercise u marked influence in the contest
which the farmers are now waging against
the twine trust. It is an inexpensive
weapon with which the farmer cau control
both the twine and tlio wire markets. It will
prove more deadly to the twine trusts than
uu.v resolutions of farmers' nlllanccs , how
ever strong , or any legislative enactment ,
however carefully guarded.
KiitH lii n New l lghr.
I have scon and handled a pair of
tame rats belonging to some young
friends , and prettier , moro playful , and
moro intelligent pots could not bo im
agined , says u writer in the Pall Mall
Gazette , They wore accustomed to run
about on the table at meal times. They
never stole food ; but when anything wag
offered them they sat Up on their hind
logs , hold the morsels between the fore
paws , and ate daintily. ,
They were fond of a game which ]
saw thorn play , The rats were put intc
the boy's cap , which was hung on the
hntatund in the hall. Tlio boy and hit
sister then wont to the top of the house
und whistled. At the sound of the
whistle the ruts jumped out of the cap ,
scrambled to the floor , und then run u |
the stairs anu perched on their owners
The general idea of the rat is that II
is au ill-savored animal , dirty in its per
son , and revolting in its di < U , whereas
it is delicately clean in person and
equally dainty in its food. It is ovoi
washing itself and never oats wlthou
Turrod-pnper roofs must be made
very secure or the high winds will rlj
On rainy days keep the foddor-cuttoi
in use by cutting all the hay uud foddoi
HOUril OMAHA. NBVV8.
City Council i'monctllnu * .
Mayor Sloano and1 'Councilman McMillan ,
Towlo , Knfterty , FonnoUurko , Johnston nnd
O'Hourko were present at the council moet-
ng last night. The nrthutc * were read nnd
approved , The committee reported that it
md no authority to ? ot on the pntltlon ot M.
Hart , Twonty-flfth and , Q streets , as the
question was ono of Hprlvnto property. The
committee reported tlmt a contract had boon
entered Into with the King Bridge company
nt $0,009 , for n cbnngo la the Q street
viaduct , so ns to hava a 40 foot , two 80 foot
spans , n ID foot and aliO foot spin , The re-
; iort was adopted ,
The llceuso committee reported favorably
on the following license nppllcations ;
J. P. Thompson , M. WollMoln , S.
it. IJrfggs , . IJornard Krlbs , How
ard Meyer , Thomas Heard , Thomas Uock ,
WllllnmCnng , Gus , Woordoniann , Joseph
Doputt , I'J , Egpora , Autjusta Hniiuso ,
Jernhnrd Holil. Joseph Kunzel , Hohner
LJros. , Fred Howloy , Sholany & Podolok , Q.
Iteuthor , Daniel Hafforty , Frank Gln s , V.
I'lvonka. The report was approved nnd the
clerk was directed to Issue , on payment
of $125 , with the understanding that nt
, ho expiration of three months the bnlnnco
of fare must bo paid , when licenses will bo
The communication of J , P , Evans offorlnir ,
n case ordinance No. 101 relating to gas
franchise bo passed , to furnish free for llvo
years eight lots m the city ofllces
nnd nil , needed for lighting the
viaducts for ono year , wus road , and the
communication nud the ordinance referred
to the committee.
George E. King's communication relating
to the Q street viaduct , was referred , ns was
also the Hammond coinmunlc.ttjoii.
Eugene PIcknrd's resignation was no-
Copied. Marshal Molonuy's report was re
Mayor Sloano notified the council that
Charles T. Potter demanded ? 12o for grad-
ng , and it was referred to the city attornav.
Ttio fire und water committee reported in
aver of accepting the new llro alarm , nnd
authorizing the clerk to draw warrants to
ho amount of not exceeding 75 per emit of
ho amount. Hero the cleric stated that
there was only $10 in the fund ut present ,
nud the report wns accepted.
The following bills were road nnd re-
'erred : V. . Ciiddinlngton , $11.75 ; Stockman.
rJl.Gl ; Uichnrdson & Edwards. WO.r.Ot
Milwaukee Uridgo company , $ rO.VJ.10 ; Coun-
cllrnou , S'MO : Patrick Uowlo.v , $70 ; J. J.
Irccii , $75 ; lira department , $100 ; streets ,
$73 ; police , $740 ; Mayor Sloano , $41.fi7 ; X.
l\ Hedges , $25 ; clerk's , $ ! U. 7 ; E. It.
Doud , $11.07 ; engineers , J170.8S ; Thomas
Geony , S'J5 ; Interstate Fire Alarm company ,
J1.-I25 ; Charles Bpccht , $75.50.
The council then went iu a committee of
thn whole in secret session.
Adjourned to meet Monday nfternoon nt I
nn ft Ilullilmi ; Association.
At the meeting of the South Omaha Loan
& Lluildiug association , hold Wednesday
evening at Secretary Lane's ofilco , with the
president in the chair , the minutes wcro road
nnd approved. During April ninety-four
new shares of stock were sold ; $ lOUO was
sold nt lil uer cent. Tbo secretary was di
rected to draw up an amendment so that
members may bold twenty-live shnrcs in
stead of ten , as at present.
M.iy 1'ollcu Apiiointmcnts.
Marshal James P Mnloncy has made the
following police assignments for May :
Jailor , Patrick J , McMahon ; First nnd
Second wards , Moses It. Redmond ; Third
ward , Mlchnol Loye ; Albright , Thomas
Captain , John J. Sexton ; jailor , D. 0. An
derson ; Second w.mlTbomas Loonoy : Third
ward , Joseph Hump.il and Martin Spoettlor.
Not OB About th Citr.
H. P. Davis has gone io St. Louis.
Frank Adams loft yesterday for Alabama.
E. Goffey is the 'happy ' father of a now
James M. Doud- tins gene to Chicago to
II. L. Fisher has sold-his Third ward gro
Mrs. Ella Berry has returned from Par-
neil , Mo.
Mrs. W. H. Slobough is visiting friends in
B. Goldman , of St. Joe , Mo. , Is the guest
of S. il. Press.
The Kcv. Robert W , Wheeler has returned
W. H. Beckett is ill and conllnod to his
room at tlio Heed house.
The stock yards company is fencing pens
south of Exchange avenue.
Chautnuqua meeting in the Presbyterian
church Thursday evening.
A building parnitt has boon granted to
John Buightol , Twentieth and J. streets.
The Sunltower social by the Presbyterian
society will bo given Thursday evening ,
Tlio building permits during April agnro-
crated $51,100 , an increase of double over
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. O'Neill , of Omaha ,
are the guests of Dr. nud Mrs. M. J.
Mrs. N. T. Chandler , of Alliance , who has
been visiting her brother , Joseph Vance , has
A lunch will bo served at the next "moot
ing , Tuesday evening , of South Omuha Col
legium , No.'l32'V. A. S.
Shomblm & Scott will occupy Captain
Barry's now building , iu the rear of the JJel-
nionlcn , with n blacksmith shop.
Jamns H. Fleming has boon appointed ns-
Brssor for Douglas prccmct , nud commenced
bin work of assessing Wcdnesdny.
Miss Joasto Cornollnnd iMr. and Mrs. Man-
ley W. Itayloy of Omaha , were the contOu-
nlni guests of the Misses Glasgow.
The street , alloy and viaduct committee
has advertised for bids for grading Twenty-
fourth street from A to F streets.
Mrs. D. A. Spoors , of Ogden , Utah ; Mrs.
M. A. Long nnd Gooriro Pnrrlsh , of Pnrnoll ,
Mo. , are the gussts of Miss M , Parrish.
W. W. Slobough , Prof. Bobb and M'r
France , of Omaha , nnd Mr. Wood , of Eng
land wore the guo&ts to-day of Dr. W. II ,
Thieves made a successful raid on the
chicken coops In the eastern part of the city ,
getting twenty-two from John W. Snlvcly
lind William Boumann.
Robert Oluggert , Ed. Johnston , Samuel
G. Wright , Jacob V. Davis , . R. K. Murplioy ,
C. C. Clifton , Joseph Sipo and Philip Bra-
ton and the holder of ticket No. 13,747 were
the lucky oncb in C. H. SobotheVs drawing.
Francis John McGurck , aged twenty , son
of Airs. Susan McGqruk , died at r > o'clock
Wednesday moruing'of consumption and will
be burled Friday morning in St. Mary's cem
etery. The funeral-services will bo hold at
9 o'clock. ait i
Assistant County Attorney Joseph N.
Edgorton , of this city , lias handed in his
resignation. This move by Mr. Edgorton ,
who has made a faithful and popular oflicor ,
is to attend to his increasing private prac
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Saxo , Misses Zoo
Williams , Jessie Suviiuo , Kutu and Jennie
Condon , nud Messrs. Harry C. Miller , Epos
Cary , James W. Hustings nnd Edward J.
Hubbull wont to Omaha Tuesday evening
and attended the guards' ball , and report a
very pleasant social time.
Chief Fred M. Smith , of Rescue hose , an
nounces the following Are alarm notice i. The
lire alarm In this city will be as fol
lows , with engine JioudO on Twcnth-sixth
between N and O streets ; 1-2 , N und Twon-
ty-fourth streets ; 'J-SJN und Twenty-seventh
streets ; 24 , Twenty-sixth and ( ' streets ; ! M ) ,
Q und Thirtieth streets ; 4-2 , Exchange build
Ing , Union stock jarda. The alarm to bo
given will bo : ' Two strokes on the boll Indi
cates "fire out ; " ten strokes , followed by
number of box. indicate "a second alarm or
serious fire , " ' 'want morohoso. " If you have
no key and discover u llro run to the nearest
house to signal station , where a key will be
found , Tbo three nearest houses to a signal
box are supplied with keys ,
Pours' soap scoured u beautiful com
"Wherever there is a low , damp place
there should bo u ditch or an undot
layer of drain tile.
Cherries are an excellent crop tosoll
and moro trues should bo set out. The
umiuul demand is greater than the
THE COUiNTY COMMISSIONERS
Considerable ) Important Business
, Transacted Yostorday.
THECOOTS CONTRACT APPROVED
A Resolution Directing the Investiga
tion of iln.11 nud Other ItcooriU
Mr. Mnhoncy Allowed
An adjourned meeting of the board of
county commissioners WAS hold yesterday
nfternoon , nnd all tnombora were in attend
ance except Commissioner Corrijjnn. The
contract nnd bond of John F , Coots , who was
recently appointed superintendent ot con
struction of the now county hospital , was
submitted for approval. The Dsnd was in the
sum of $1,000 for the faithful performance of
There was n great wrangle between Mr.
O'Kocffo ' nnd the other momuars of the board
on Coots' contract and agreement , which
gives him the right to appoint an assistant
suporlnto ndont nt n salary of $ lt > 0 per month.
The dissatisfaction uroso on the salary ques
tion. The contract provided , nt llrst , for
$100 , but w.is liicroasod to $150 on n
motion made by Mr , Turner. A
protest was entered by Mr. O'lCooffo ,
but the contract was npprovcd , nnd the
chairman was directed to sign it. after the
county nttornoy , nt the Instigation of Mr ,
O'Kecffo , liau Inserted the necessary saving
clnusos. The bond was tnitoa to Air. Coats
for his signature.
Regarding the sunerintondent of the hos
pital , Mr. Audersou introduced the follow
ing resolution , which will bo ndoptod when
the contract mid bond goes on lllu :
Resolved , Tliat the superintendent of the
now county hospital bo required to submit to
the board n report at Its next regular meet
ing. or ns soon thuro.ittor ns ho is able , n full
nud complete estimate of all work done up
to date , the kind of work performed , ma
terial used , the percentage still back , und the
amount of Work , labor , material and cost it
will require to complete the hospital Imild-
ing In accordance with the plans and speci
fications ns required by the builders contract
with the county ; and that the county
clerk be instructed to furnish the superin
tendent the umountpaid tbo contractors , nnd
all papers uud records necessary to cnnblo
the superintendent to make the ubovi : re
port ; also that thu clerk furnish us tui item
ized btatomunt of nil money paid Ryan &
Walsh , nud for what purposns paid.
In reply to an inquiry of Chairman Mount
ns to whether claims for salaries by county
nillcors came within the provisions of section
37 , of chapter 18 , of the compiled statutes ,
County Attorney Muhonoy stated that the
section of the statutes was very general In
its hmguau'o. lie cited u case wherein the
supreme court , in passing upon It , had BO
construed the statutes that any claim against
thu county was relative to nil claims , us pro
vided for'm the statutes. lit the opinion of
the county attorney tlio section covered
claims of salaries of county ofllccrs ns well
on other claims , and that the commissioners
had the power to require all such cliiims to
be vcrillcd by the claimant or his ngout.
The county nttorney in n communication
stated that ho had appointed J. T. Moriarity
ns one of the assistant attorneys for the
county , vice J.V. . Edgorton , of South
Ouiabn , who had resigned. The appoint-
uient was approved and Lawyer Moriarity
entered on his duties yesterday.
By the ndoption of a resolution all quar
terly reparts of the various county o nicer 3
will bo referred to the county nttornoy iu
order thut ho may examine thorn nnd ascer
tain whether the reports nre made out in ac
cordance with tlio requirements of law. The
nttornoy was also instructed to examine the
jail records , and if it were not in conformity
to law take the necessary steps to compel
them to bo kept in propar shnpo , und also to
compel all county officers to make the re
quired reports. The county's l < > gal ndviser
.was furtlu'r directed , if ho found it nocoss-
nry , to proceed nt once ngainst "such officers
us have made no reports for tlio last quarter
or nny previous qunrtor. The county clerk
was instructed to furnish tho- county attor
ney with the reports or the names of such
ofllcers as have fulled to make reports.
A. C. McCrackcn , late city marshal of
South Omaha , petitioned the board for the
appointment us constable of the Mngio city.
The matter wns referred to the Judiciary
James H. Fleming wns appointed assessor
of Douglas precinct on recommendation of
the county clerk. John II. Tower , who was
appointed n few woeksh o , failed to qualify.
Fleming's bond in the Bum of $500 was ap
The committee on roads , reporting on bids
for running grading machines Nos. 1 and " ,
staled that Oliver Davis was thu lowest bidder -
dor on the latter machine nnd that H. C.
Barnes was the lowest for running machine
No. 1. The committee recommended that
contracts bo made with them. The rouort
Appropriation sheets providing for the
payment of liabilities incurred by the county
to bo paid from the general , ain Icing , bridge
uud hosuitnl funds were read nnd laid over
until the next mooting. The amount of the
appropriations is ? 1 , 043.77.
Tbo ooard adjourned to meet Saturday
Has been In poor health for n number ol
Bho was very weak anil nervous with
Severe heart trouble.
She could not sleep. I saw that Paulo's Cul-
ery Compound wus
7/fylily rccommcndfil for sire jiltisnai ,
So I thought I would got It for her. She IE
now on lliu tonrth hottlo.
She ii * htronser.
Hur henu ( lees not trouble her.
l'aino'8 Culery Compound has done her more
goodtnan nil of tun doctors In town and thoj
liuvu all had a chance ut her for
T/if / lust ten yearn !
flUOItdK r oOPKII ,
Whiillonsburgh , N , V ,
ttt , 1&S3.
'Tor tlirqo yenrs
Coiillnoil io my lied ,
I Huireral Krcntly
With noiiruIfliK'f the Htomncb and
Krvi ia Prostration , ,
1 trloil ninny physicians , but could calu no relief -
lief from nuy of tfioin.
At ( cut
I used I'ulno'0 Celery Compound , and to tha
Mu cumi > lttc rentoratton to liciUli ,
It Is an Invnlualilo tonic ,
A upleadld appetizer ,
And should be used by nil \v bone n e rrous ayi
tout Is in uuy wuy liupulrocl ,
I cannot nan too much
In Its behiilf. for ! t baa ralaad mo from a bet
of Hlckness to the
Enjoyment of perfect health ! "
MM. JOHN J. JIAKMAUD ,
mirllti ton , Vt
It IH a pliyblclan'8 prescription , an honest
heuUh-ummj inoillclue , thut buccctulu wlier
olhera ( ail.
Nervous , weak , tired , back-nchlnir. la-url
pulpltrttltig womun , uSu 1'aluu'H ( 'elury Coin
pound at once. U will glvo strength und lu-altl
io every orunn , und overcome the UUousua pi
culiarto your BOX.
At Urueebta. 11.00 per liuttle. BUrurJJ.OJ.
WK1.LS , ItlUIIAUDSOK 4 ; CO. ,
South Blnvlo Moon Myth * .
In the coin-so of nn nrttclo on South
Slavic Moon Myths , in the Populnr
Solonco Monthly , Dr. P. S. Krnuss says :
A maiden wua accustomed to spin into
on Saturday in the moonlight. At onetime
time tlio now mqpti on the eve of Sun
day draw her un to itself , nnd now she
sits in the moon nnd spins and spins.
And now , when the "gossamer days"
sot in Into in tlio mitnmor , tlio wliito
float around in the air. Those threads
nro th6 spinning of the lunar spinnor.
The moon is especially a ghostly
avenger ot human arrogance , nnd has
humors , according to which tilings go
well or ill with It. In IU increase it
has a special force and a certain good
will for the earth nnd its inhabitants ,
while in itsdocrenso it is frlomlly to no
ono. The gond woman must not do nny
cowing in the decrease of the moon ,
for tlio stltehos will not hold ;
farming tools must not bo loft
in Iho Held , because , it is
behoved , if th6y nro , crops will not
again thrive thoro. "If an unlmntl/od
child is exposed to the moonlight , it
will lose its luck for its whole lire. If
ono points at the moon with the linger ,
ho will BiilTcr from swelling around the
nail1 and whoever upltsat tlio moon will
lose nil his tooth. Those beliefs , ' too ,
are international. The sumo is the ease
with tiio religious notions about the
now moon. Sorceries of every kind , to
bo successful , must bo performed on
Sunday night of the now moon. The
hair must bo out only in the increase of
the moon , otherwise there is danger
of getting hoadnuho. If a portsnn re
turning homo in the evening BOOS a full
moon , lie ought to tnko some money out
ot his purse , aril utter an incantation
that will make it increase it hundred
times during the month.
The moon is also supposed to have an
influence ever animals and plants.
A Dnuuerous < 1okc.
The into Count SchouvnlolT did much
in 1878 to preserve peace between Kng-
land and Uussia , but on ono accasion
ono of liis jokes nearly precipitated the
war. Ho was nt Lady Granvlllo's Jit a
lime when rumors were thick that the
Russians were advancing by forced
marches on Constantinople. Some ono
asked him plumply if it wcro so ,
"Why , " ho replied with a Hugh , "wo
nro already thorol" The company
scattered. Two hours afterward tolo-
grnms wcro Hying to Aldershot , Ports
mouth , Besika Bay , and elsewhere.
Three days later ono inquired ot the
ambassador why ho had put oft such a
serious joke. Ho replied that no ono
had nny business to question him ou
such a subject in a drawing-room.
Out Jlown n Tn TOO Yearn Old.
The old dead oak tree at Wnltlmm ,
Mass. , which no lossr\n authority thaa
Prof. Alexander Agasslz said was 70
voara old , has boon out down , because
it stood In the path of modern improve *
inonts. This tree , next to the ono at
Woodbridgo , was regarded as the old
est on the Atlantic coast. The latter
also was cut down a few weeks agoafter
a supposed existence of from 1,600 to
-\OIH1 years , and is to bo made into
chairs for the Qnintilnlno club , of Now
Uavnn. Dr. Holinos has given it as his
opinion that this tree was at least 1,800
years old , nnd Prof. Abbott , who ex
amined the monitor oak eighteen years
ago , said it could not bo less than2,000
years old , while Prof. Eaton stands
with those authorities by estimating its
age from 1,500 toiJ.OiK ) years.
The Goal Product of Colorado ,
The output of the state last vonr was
nearly 2,200,000 short tons , valued at the
mines at $1,800.000 , says the Denver
Kopuulienn. This was. an important in
crease ns compared with the year 1888.
It shows that the coal product , although
yet far from as valuable as the product
of the silver mines , is an important ad
dition to thu wealth of the state , It may
require many years for the coal supply
to equal In value the present output ot
the silver mines , hut the time will coma
some day. It will come when Nebraska ,
Kansas , northwestern Tg.vas.and Colorado
rado are thickly populated , if not bo-
ore that timo.
They Had Hi
Terre Ilnuto Kxprois : In 188 ! ) ! .Tmlgo
It linn boon clearly proven , prisoner at
* ho bar , that you sor/od this ladv , who
was it total stranger to you , and huirgod
and kissed her in n violent and un
seemly manner. Have you any explana
tion to oiler before sentence id paused
upon you ?
Prisoner I I thought it was my
Soprano chorus by the jury Wo don't
'Jho Nntinii'n di-ont Men.
Chicago Herald : "Pa , where was
Captain Alison born ? "
"t don't know , I'm sure. ' '
"Whero was John L. Sullivan horn ? "
" 1 don't know that , either. "
"Pa. I wish you would'buy mo a his
torv of the United States.
A DNuiiMtoil Okluliomitc.
Chicago Herald : Cowboy ( who has got
the drop on an Oklahoma boomer )
Mosy oil' this i-luim. I'll give you just
half a minute to git.
"Whnt'll you do if I don't ? "
"I'll blow your d brains out. "
"Blow away. 1 would never have boon
down in this God-forsaken wilderness If
I'd had any. "
Will buy sufficient
to do a. large wash
Clean a house ,
or enough of both to prove to any woman its wonderful
dirt-removing' and labor-saving qualities. Costs almost
nothing , but makes the dirt jump. Does it hurt the
hands or clothing ? NO , it is harmless. Many millions
of packages used every year no complaints , but many
women write : cannot get along without PEARLINE.
f ] j * Peddlers anil some unscrupulous grocers nre
I id 1 11"1 ( T f ! offering imitations which they claim to he I'earU
V _ > t Ul LJLV/i line > or . .lhe same as I'earline. " IT'S FALSE
they are not , and besides aie dangerous. PEARLINE is never peddled , but
sold by all good grocers. * Manufactured only by JAMUS I'YLK , New York.
J\f ft LZ tfff.l $ < f-fTj ?
m w * * * rawrewaa-a
The Cfandest Triumph of Electric Science Scl-
' enliflcall/ Made and Practically Applied'
Gentlemen's Belt Best SrienliSe
" DISEASE CURED WITHOUT MEDICINES )
I IT.WILL. . CURE
. . frill lie appllm ! to i rt uf tile IKM'T.
lbl > l > rlt U Jn.t whit Toil need. Eterlrirllv Inilanllf Van Miy |
Wliol.fnmliy'ca.iwe.rll. . It clsctrin th blood ffl * M I M i\BP f B RE PABLS
nnd cun-i WwlFctiiDU jrohtW t&E > C3u. ! i ; * DtWW >
YRrTIUnUIKI < KTcry oneB nulno nnd amd l r iicrmliilnn. MOI'K tlio follimlnq who Imvo horn
I A I llflUnlALd 0ltI'.l ] i-A , J. lluaeland , ll.fl. f'rkoriuiil J. II , llailett.allon lloon of Triule.Chlro. .
, . .
A. UrrKonr.coniwlHlon uitrclmnt Block Ynrilil lludd lloblo , tlioBr t liuroemiwi ! A O. WoodUy , M. II. ,
; VMnlntUiuetllutraln , N. Y.i U. W. llollui.M 1) . , MnnnoHtnwn.Ioiriti l. mucl Jllllc. Kanl-nkoo , III. ) Judffe I.
N Murray.K i > ervlll < > . Ill i K.fi. Abliott.nubt.city wnterwotluMouth Uenil , Ind | Knbt. 1C. Bominon , C'blfiKO
poitolficei l.l.McMlclitol. H. U.lluiraJo , H. Y. "Your bull bai eeoini > llibi . > d wlmt no oilier rein dy | mii .
tmdyuerveiandcomfnrtiiblo ilocpatnldht. " Hobt. Hall. jUdonnan , ir.o KaitSHlhfitrmt.NowYorVotc.
sItmi nu. HOME'S
RKTIC nci.T Ulmly
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Truucombined. tlairiuitMdllie Kll , lillJIItr ibauiUng
only ono In Uio world mneratln .
clironlmJU aeefOf bolh Mioa.
. ncotitinuo-js . HlKlrlo ' a . Durable , Contain. 38 tolourt rri o ot
bclentmc.l'oweirtil. . lUllUBTEKDUto
_ pTer Comfortililo , nopciM5il. mid KUecilvo. HenrtHUuiij AYold f - . . . . TorfoeD3ri- 'nUectlTB ' JIIIUICAI. Klrotrlrlly. . icUntlflo EUllTUlb powerful IIBLTIn , da UK * )
Ei.ixrfuio iiEi/ra rou j .
ALSO loetrio 8uipon > orl i free wlib Ualn Uilu. I
r.FKFKKNcr.Si Any Imnk , ruin morel 1 C'nrr or A oldboinii compnnliwitbnmnr illawa und worth-
wUolnalo homo IliL'lllcuKOi holfl"ludCL'l"t ! > i""nf ) l Imlwllotn. ELKCTIUO IKl'UBBS roll ni'PTUllK.
Frnclicuan4 ( 'litcavu. 11,000 eared ( ieiuleuuiipfurllliutratcu pamcblet.
DR. W. J. HORNE , Inventor , 191 Wabash Avenue , Chicago.
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