Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 26, 1889, Part II, Page 13, Image 13

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Beautiful Homes ! El
Built as Desired - o
On Easy Payments !
The western part of this city , containing the most beautiful grounds in Omahahas Tbeeii built up with
the best homes , and is looked upon as the most aristocratic and finest built portion of the city.
Will build liouses , any plan desired , on monthly payments ; upon a limited number of the most desirable lots in
WALNUT HILL , Opposite the Palatial Residence of Dr. Mercerc
, . - Lots are 50x150 feet , 16 foot alley in rear. No residence built to costless than $1,500.
iL : f- _ ' ' N O W Is Tim © ! As no better ° ffei w he inducements of this company. ' " # - - > '
InSDSCt NOW ! MJiffiLYiMM be compiete'before the summer is past.
Exam "me at Once. and
The number
This will be . the , most . . beautiful . , J > ro jperty . in Omaha.
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Ther'e will be all modern improvements.
No better way was ever offered to those desiring Jbomes in Omaha , for the reasons :
1st. It relieves ycu ot all the worry and detail of building and irresponsible contractors.
2d , As we make contracts for many buildings , we can build you a home for less than you can build one for yourself.
3d. It will guarantee you against mechanics leins. . | ff {
4th. It will give you a definite contract for the time you h ave to pay.
5th. Instead of paying rents to others , you add a litt e iffpre and buy your own home.
6th. As thiscompany only employs competent laborers-/ buildings erected will be strictly first class.
7th. It purchases material in large quantities , pays cajsh'jfor same and is thus enabled to get lower figures.
For Particulars Call on M , fl. Sloman , Room 2161st-/Iat ! Bank Building , or J. G. Salisbury , Room 610 PaxtonBld'g
The Birth and Growth of a Political
* " -
A lil m I ted Subscription lilst Early
Conflicts and Contests Its At-
tltad on the Questions
of the Day.
An Editor's Retrospection.
1 have already given you ia other
sketches of the early newspapers and
newspaper men enough to bring down
the relation to the life of the Republi
can , and I will now talk about the Her
ald , which I founded in association with
Mr. D. W. Carpenter , of Council Bluffs ,
in October , 186,5. I want to make this
so far personal to myself as to say that
the idea that the Herald was started as
any part of the Nobraskun , which was
finally published by a- man named Jack
son , is a mistake. That paper died a
natural death in the ofllco which the
Herald was printed in immediately after
wards , The Herald proprietors merely
occupied the room in which the Nebraskan -
braskan had been published , and they
had nothing of its good will , material ,
01 ? any interest whatsoever , con
nected with , any paper that had
preceded the Herald. I will also go
further into the matter and say that the
motive of the founding of the paper was
not purely political. The need of a
democratic paper being felt here , and
probably my defeat for congress by the
late Senator Hitchcock , and also the ,
fact that I had tried my band at news
paper writing both in Omaha and St.
Joseph in former years , led to the start
ing of the Herald.
I turn to its files and look at the first
copy now with something like astonish
ment not unattended by ehargln. It
was a very wo ale sister , BO to say , in its
earlier days. I was its ooitorand wrote
on all sides of the paper , Mr. Carpenter
handling the business interests. The
ofllco consisted of a few cases of typo and
a very cheap hand press , and the first
ixsuo of the paper was had on the corner
of Thirteenth aud Douglas streets , west
of the Millard.
I take a curious interest in the com
ments and predictions that were made
as to how long the Herald would last
under my editorial control. Various
times for its death , longer or shorter as
the case might bo , were fixed by its op
ponents , and it had plenty of them ,
even outside the republican party. The
war had just cloned and the bitterness
of partisan fooling was intense , and it
may bo said without any stretch ot the
truth that the political controversies
end con filets that grow out of the Herald
were quite lively for a good many years.
Ono of the prominent facts about the
matter is that the Herald did not die ,
and anothnt is that it did not roach up
to the standard that a more oomputont
' editor would have given It for the first
ten of its twonty-two years of Ufa under
luy control. It is unnecessary to look
for the fault that caused the failure. All
the responsibility Is taken by me cheer
fully , now , ast I look ever the long pe
riod in which I labored ou that Journal.
But of ono thing I think I can be sure ,
and that is that the intention of the pro
prietors und editor , with rofiuocl to its
work in the etntu of Nebraska and the
city of Omaha was never mistaken.
IdO not propotio to sound any praises
ef the paper whloh I founded and con
ducted during the bettor years of my
lifd. The verdict of an intelligent and
discriminating public , after making al
lowances for mistakes , is perfectly satis
factory to Mr. Richardson , I believe , us
it is to myself. It gained a reputation
in the state , I may bay , and in the coun
try , of having opinions , and it could
have attained distinction only by having
expressed thorn without reference to
any consequences that might accrue
from its independence. I don't think
that on any question of principle it over
wont wrong , cither by accident or design -
sign *
In a minority state where the domi
nant party was two-thirds in majority
ever a helpless minority it seemed
strange to many that adhesion to princi
ple could over bring with it any return
to the small democratic band in our
state who' Uphold it , but the fact was ,
and the fact is , that a state
in an organization of either of
the parlies is always a force
in the national councils' of any
party. It takes the minority states in
national conventions , always , to formu
late principles and to decide upon the
nominations of candidates. It is enough
; o say , however , that our party under
, lie loud of the Herald asserted Its in-
lutincc in more than one convention.
This was not duo to any force or lack of
force which the editor of the Herald
may have exercised , but to the fidelity
of representative men throughout our
stato" and section whoso opinions and
convictions the Herald followed. It is
often a mistake to say that loaders lead
in political aft' the United States ,
ana much move correct to say that we
are led successfully by public men when
they simply wisely follow the bettor
opinions of the men whoso views they
The chief interest in the Herald tin a
political paper grow out of the fact that
the passions of the war and the organi
zation ot the dominating power scorned
to make it Impossible that a par
tisan paper in opposition to the re
publicans could live at nil in the
community that this was at the close of
the w r. I think it may bo said of the
Hoarld that it was lees of a political
shoot , although always steadily demo-
oratio , than any ether newspaper that
could be called its rival. The special
work of the Herald scorned to bo to dual
with the interests of the Union Pacific
railway and the material welfare of this
city and section. The labors which it
performed in that direction were very
constant and led It Into a great many
difficulties , especially ever local affairs
and interests. I am not aware , however ,
that it ever yielded a conviction as to
what was best for this city to any clamorer
or difference , and the result is satisfac
tory to the proprietors of the paper.
There are a great many episodes In
the history of th'o Herald short as it has
been under my control that were full of
Interest , especially to tUo one portion
who had to take the responsibility. I
refer especially to the strikes and strug
gles ot the laboring nmssoa against
corporations which resulted m mob vlo-
lonco , or the throat ot it , on various oc
casions , and proved very costly to the
Ilerald'o pocuot.
The circulation of the Herald when
it began , as nearly ns I remember , wna
fifty-throe. I don't think of that num
ber forty ever paid any money for it ,
but it grow until it finally had a hear
ing , and , I think , was reasonably vo-
BDected in the state and west.
There ia much of pornonal reminis
cence that might be recalled in connec
tion with the publication of the Herald
from 1805 to 1880 , but this might as well
bc milttod , Of course , It was thrown
in very fierce antagonism to ita con
temporaries at times , and the personal
folly of personal journalism , but I can
say one thing for the Ileruld in closing
this sketch of its history : so far as I
know or remember it was never pro
voked into interfering with any man's
purely private affairs. It maintained a
strong regard for the institutions that
belong to the better civilizations , and
especially these under the guardian
ship of the Christian religion , and it
never failed in all these years to uphold
a liberal toleration of all differences in
roigious matters , and to advocate what
ever would do religious institutions
A rash intruder measles.
Undertakers should bo happy as Jho berry
season approaches.
"It's a long time between strawberries , "
says this season's shortcake.
A photographers1' trust is in process of
formation , will It become a negative evil !
Learn the brick mason's trade if you wish
an occupation in which you can fay up some
The postage stamp In lurid hue rivals that
Of the eurlv apple that appeals so feelingly
to the small boy.
Now that the bustles are going out of
fashion. It it to bo hoped that the Indians
will leave off their war whoops.
Ijilllo Devercux-Blako asks : "Is it a
crime to bo n woman ) " It is a crime to
mauo so much noise over the fact.
If you want to glvo pleasure to a pretty
woman do not talk to her of her own beauty ,
but of the ugliness of other women.
Uov. Dr. Pliilllps Brooks , of Boston , and
his brother , Uov. Arthur Brooks , ot New
York , occasionally exchange pulpits.
Don't make an (1 ( ; if you meet u girl of
the ( . ) bearing a huge pniasol with a handle
that looks like an (1 } , because thoy'ro fash
"Tho young lawyer graduate w nowhere
besldo the sweet girl graduate , " su.vs a piece
of comparative anatomy. But ho will be
besldo her whon'sho graduates.
A month hcnco American tourists will be
found everywhere in Europe except on the
thrones of the various more or less effete
monarchies of that Interesting continent.
Ben Butler and Admiral Porter are still
ruklag up each other's record with u lino-
tooth comb. It must bo confessed that they
are bringing to light aomovcry queer things.
Yule Is to Imvo another profosnor. What
a senseless aud useless expenditure of
monoyt Why not a DOW olgmv-oured aholl ,
or n professional pitcher ) Anew professor !
Bah !
Thcro are many ways of acquiring celeb
rity ; you can paint a picture , write a poorn ,
aavo several hundred people from a watery
grave , or rat 11 fly-three fried oggH at one
A St. Louis literary man declares that
"the Americana uro Incontestable' the most
melancholy people In civilization. " Life from
a St. Louis standpoint Is very melancholy ,
far a fact.
Admiral David D. Porter will celebrate
his seventy-sixth birthday Juno 6. No con-
lldcnce Is violated in stating that the name
of Benjamin P. Butler is not on the list of
invited guests.
The collapse of the Oklahoma boom ha *
been sudden , but complete. Property can
now bo bought anvwhoru In the Oklahoma
country at prices as cheap as these prevail
ing In the southern California boom towns.
Now York Is now looking for a pot of
money with which to build a marble rainbow
at Washington square. The city thinks that
if It can find Captain Kldd's treasure it will
succeed In carrying out its laudable design.
Mr. Calvin S. Brice seems la a fair way
to be uiado chairman of the national com
mittee. If ho succeeds , nil that will ba
needed to complete the circus lu 1803 will bo
the nomination of David Bennett Hill.
"I"very male child born In America , " says
a writer , "stands a chance of becoming
president of the United States. " Is this alt
that the ambitious American youth may as
pire tel What's tbo mutter with his becom
ing a curve pitobort .
Something entirely new in tea-go wn is a
costume having five straight breadths fall
ing from neck to foot and only coullncd by n
yoke girdle ttiat is pointed in front and
opoiis V-shnpe in the back. Tho. girdle
curves down under each urn ) , end Is hold
together in front by largo bows.
fnpiiTppT I\T > Tiir < IT i T r\Anr
The Distinction Enjoyed in Mexico
By Ponciano Diaz.
A Graphic Description of One of His
Brllliitnt Performances Jlurin ; ;
Cinco Io jJlnyo A Won
derful Somersault ,
Kinir of Bull Flfjlirern.
MEXICO CITY , May 16. [ Special Cor
respondence of THK Bun. ] An ordi
nary bull fight , is not such an extraordi
nary alfair us it is usually cracked up
to bo by visiting tourists and corre
spondents. But once in n while one occurs - .
curs that makes the whole town talk ,
and such was the case cm the occasion
of the rccout Cinco do Mayo celebra
tion hero. The buc.iroli ring , owned
by Ponciano Diaz , the champion bull
lighter of Mexico , was the scon o of the
contest , as the natives term it. Diaz
hus made over 31,000,000 in the bull
fighting business , uud when ho honors
the ' 'colonna" or ' 'colisoo" rings with
liis presence ho gets $230 for his serv
ices as''matador. " Ho is a very hand
some young follow mid the Mexicans
adore him. His habits nro good ; ho
neither drinks nor gambles , and as ho
sticks closely to butiness ho has had little -
tlo difficulty in accumulating his largo
fortune , which bo has judlcisusly in
On entering the Bucaroli ring you
find two classes of seats those in the
shade and those in the sun. The shady
ones are marked "sombra" ( shadow ) ,
and you pay $1.50 for the nrlvilogo of
sitting on a board bench without aback.
But vou soon lose all sense of your dis
comfort in contemplation of
The ring is about thirty foot in diam
eter , and has two largo and four small
oncningd , the two largo 6nos bolpgncar
together and thbsmallnnoscnul-distunt
from each , other , around the circle. The
small gates are protected by plank
screens , whiph oiler n retreat for the
"fighters when too closely pursued by the
bull. Thp large gates are for the entrance -
trance and oxlt of the bull. The ground
has boon packed hard and sprinkled , so
there can be no dust. It looks almost
aa clean nnnVflinooth as asphalt.
The day is cinco do mayo and
are prosont.'itMon , women and children ,
all are in > holiday garb , and the laugh
ing and chattering of the multitude al
most upsot&Ti "stranger's nervos. Two
thousand soldiers are present in full un
iform , nnd'tlUJy ' are so stationed that If
they worrf'tollfe ' their shots would cross
at right * nrfgles and dq very deadly
work. They"nro here to quell anything
like a riot , an a-tho pooploall know that
they would not hcsitato to shoot it the
command wore given by the olllcer in
. There is a momentary hush in the
crowd , the band strikes up the national
air , the people rlso to their foot aud a
grand cheer is givon. In a box just
beneath the pole on which floats the
Mexican 'lag ' appears a gentleman in
light clothes , accompanied by a bugler ,
in uniform , it is the ' 'judge" of the
fight , an appointee of the city. Quickly
the crowd is seated and a long , clear
blast of the bugle summons
Through one of the largo entrances
they march In Poneluno Diaz in blue
yolvot and silver ; Xocato , Spanish
champion , in tan-colored velvet and
gold ; Popo-Hillo , champion of the
" calientes"or hot lands in
"terra , , green
and silver. Thcso three great matadors
lead. Behind thorn come six capeadors
( so named because they carry scarlet
capeswith , which to tease the bull ) ,
dressed in the brightest of colors , and
then six picadors , or lancers , on horso-
bnolc. Two , lasso throwers como next
onnorBoback , then three horses yoked
together and gaudily decorated with
plumes and ribbons. The "butcher"
and a man with a wheelbarrow follow ,
closing the possession , which advances
to the judge's stand , and after that
official bows to them the large gate is
opened and the wheelbarrow man And
the three yoked horses disappear from
view as the gate closoa. The butcher
takes his station at the large gate fac
ing the judges , the capeadors move to
diiferent parts of the ring and assume
statuesque poses. A hush again falls
upon the entire multitude , ttio 15,000
people sit breathless.
"TA-TA , TA-TA , TA-TA. "
the bugle rings out clear and swoot.
The butcher in chargu of the gate
touches his forehead in military salute
with his right hand , while with his left
he springs the bolt , the gates lly open ,
and ' 'el toro , " the bull , comes rushing
into the ring. Ho is a magnificent
beast , Spanish bred , and raised ex
pressly to bo killed in the ring. His
horns run to a share point , and are wide
apart a sure sign of a particularly ugly
and vicious brute. For an inbtant only
ho paws the earth , for ho catches sight
of a rod capo in the hands of ono of the
capeadors , and he dashes at it. The
man , just as the bull seems about to toss
him in the air. jumps dextrously to ono
side , and flaunts his * 'capa" ever the
bull's head. But "ol toro" is" not to bo
so easily gotten rid of , ho turns quickly
and the man makes a boo-llno for the
THIS HUM , is IN HOT Eimsurr.
The capeador drops his cloak in the
hopoof diverting the animal's attention ,
but the ruse does not avail. The hot
breath of the infuriated bull
touches the calves of the capoadors
logs aa the sharp horns are lowered to
tosi the unfortunate in the air. It ia
but a stop to the plank fence which
separates the ring from the small en
closure In which the paraphernalia of
the lighters is kept. By a superhuman
effort the man reaches the fence and
vaults it , just as the
drawing a little blood. But El Toro is
too muoli infuriated to give up the pur
suit , and with a mngnllicout bound he
clears the fence and comes in upon the
capoador , who is resting , and the as
sembled spectators. There is a wild
cheer of delight from those not in
danger , and a scattering of those ' near
the animal ; a section of th'o fence ia
lifted out of plnco , and the bull returns
to the ring , while the capoador retires
to dress his wounded limb.
And now the bull catches sight of
half a do/.on men , dressed in yellow
plush and gold lace , mounted on horses.
Those animals have a leathern apron of
gaudy rod to protect them from the
bull's horn a , but they are such
skinny , worn-out specimens of horse
flesh , you almost involuntarily hope
they will prot killed. With lowered
head ol toro charges upon the uourost
horseman who receives him with a
short lance , the point of which is only
long enough to cut through the skin
without producing a deep wound.
Either the lancer's skill was deficient
or the bull particularly fierce , for the
next instant the horse was completely
disemboweled and the rider lay bonoatli
him with a broken log. The crowd
eheorcu lustily and the band
This ueenifd to encourage the bull to
fresh endeavors and within a space of
llvo minutes four other horses wore
killed , the riders escaping by what
scorned like miracles. The one picador
who saved his horse and resisted with
his lance , or pica , the charge of the
bull , was oh'cored as ho loft the ring.
Again the judge's bugle sounds and
four men , on foot , appear in the ring.
Jn the mean time the bull has boon rest
ing and now looks as fresh as wh'bn ho
first came in. The men carry in each
hand a bamboo stick about two foot
long , gaily ornamented with colored
ribbon streamers. In the end of each
stick is a barb , the si-se of a largo fish
hook , just enough to sustain the woiglit
of the sticks , which are called bando-
rillos. The rules of the ring pormittho
fighters to place the bandorillos in the
bull's neck only when he is changing
upon the fighter with head down.
Some idea of the dexterity required to
do this may be formed when it is re
membered that the barbs must bo in
serted simultaneously , ono on each side
of the nock , just in front of the fore
shoulder. The first two wore successful
but the third got caught on the bull's '
loft horn and was carried out insensi
ble. Ho is now convalescing in the
hospital. What encoring there was as
the poor follow was taken
Several men and women in hearing -
ing declared it "one of the most inter
esting fights of the season. "
And now the bugle sounds for the last
act , and Poueiano Diaz slope forth. Ho
carries in his loft hand a rod satin capo
thrown ever a light bamboo ted , in his
right the Matador's sword , a long ,
curved weapon with a double edge. Ho
bows to the judge , throws his hat in the
ring as a
after which ho bows to the animal ana
stops out to the center of the ring.
That scarlet satin capo is more than the
bull can tolerate and in an instant ho is
after it. Diaz is a moat accomplished
athlete , and the way ho plays with the
bull causes the apcctatsr's heart to stand
still many a time. The rules of the ring
require that the bull shall charge
throe times before ho may bo killed ,
and that ho must not bo touched with
the sword except when ho is in the
act of charging , with lowered hoad.
The rules also designate that the sword
must enter at a curtain specified point ,
just ahead of the foroshouldor aim must
pierce the lungs and heart , so as to
cause speedy death. With a wide
awake , angry , Spanish bull this isborne-
thing of a contract to undertake , but
Diaz walks out with such a self-assured
ntr that you remember ho has already
and ho proposes to do this one up in the
most approved stylo. Look at that !
The bull has come with lowered horns
to smell of the capo and to investigate
He may not bo killed under suoh cir
cumstances so the matador suddenly
places ono foot between the animal's
horns. The bull tosses his bond quickly.
Diaz turns a complete bomorsault and
Again the red cloak is flaunted , and
this time the bull cornea to his death.
Diaz has retreated twenty or thirty
foot , and as the animal's horns touch
the scarlet cape , there is a flash of steel
through the air BO quick you can
scarcely BOO it the matador leaps
lightly aside , and you sue that the
sword is burled to the hilt , and that al
ready the anlmul ia dropping to its
knees in the throes of death. The mat
ador bows to the judge , and amid the
wildest of cheering hundreds of hats ,
silver dollars , cigars and other valua
bles are thrown to Dias'ufoot. He nuts
the hats , ono at a time , on his hcddand
throws thorn back , to the owner. Hia
valet gathers up the raonoy , cigars rind
other things and takes care of them. 1\
is a great honor to have Din/ put your
hat on his head , and some men rvro
willing to pay him to thus favor thorn.
The butcher has conib forward wliila
the honors are being showered on Diaz ,
and severed the bull's spinal column ,
attaching a rope to his hind logs. The
yoked horses now appeal' , the bull ia
dragged out and the man wiih the
wheelbarrow smooths any inequality 11
the ground caused by the pawing of the
brute.- *
is then ovor. Four more follow , hut
they are vary much like the first , ex
cept that in ono Diaz puts in the ban
dorillos on horseback , riding without
saddle or bridle. The fourth bull that
was brought in scorned to lack courego
and would not show a sign of fight.
Diaz came into the ring , stood with hia
back to the bull and lassoed him by
both hind foot the first fling. Of course
several other men wore huit and , all in
all it was quite a brilliant atfornoou
even for Cinco do Mayo.
IVcnrlns oftlio Green.
Detrott Frte Prtit.
OU , Jonnlo dear , did you hear
The IIQWS ttiut's poiug touudt
Ono color must , by fasblcm'tf law ,
in our fair land abound.
It is not meant to c.xll to arms ,
Save maiden's arms , I weon ,
But every living ollvo branch
Ia wearing of the grcoti.
I mot with cousin Katy , aud
I took her by the hand.
And said , "I hardly know you ,
You look BO flno and grftnd. "
"Oh , its all the fashion now , my dear , "
She answered quite serene :
"Ana every girl and womnn bore
la wearing of the groan. "
Oh , there's lizard green and serpent green ,
There's bottle green aud sago ;
Thoro's beetle croon , and upplo grcou ,
The color's nil the rage.
It's well 'tis a free country hero ,
'Twould make a dreadful sucno
It unvbndy should forbid
Too wearing of the Kroon.
Judge Park , of Norwich , Conn. , grantob
twelve divorces in ono day recently. Chicago
cage had bettor look to nor laurola ,
The divorced wlfo of a Chicago man has
mnrriod a baron , which shows there are bet
tor things la Ufa than buiug a nobleman.
A younir lady n timed Jiulcor , who died to-
ccntiy at her homo , uoar Freehold , N. J , ,
loft a good portion of her property to the
gentleman to whom aim wus engaged to bo
Gardner Corr , a Wyoming county widower
of seventy , In visiting Dalton , Luzoruo
county , for the first time , met Mrs. Gray
Adams , a widow , and in three days they
were uiurriod.
A dispatch from Now Haven relate * that
a couple were roccnlly married In the high *
way In the town or Ilnrwlntou , Conn. ,
"under circumstances which show tbo genius
of young people on marriage bent. * '
The rector of a church lu OrlsUaur Pull *
N. Y. . eloped with the belle of tlio town aqd
got mnrrlnd , and tlui couple are now spend
ing their honeymoon In Syracuse. TLo
bride , who U only niuotoou , Is * ld to have
A roinuntlo couple in Indiana Were msr-
rlod on horseback In the middle of the road ,
and then they took a gallop Into the country
In lieu of a brtdul trip. The bride , who Is
only slxtoon. suggested the horse feature ,
and lasUted that both animals ba cold blaolc.
Taoro was oo opposition to the union.
A young IJaltluiore lady who married what
dim took to bo a German bnrou last fall is
about to ask a lugal riddance of bun. H
appears also to be a victim of mUplaoed con
fidence , for ha thought shu was wealthy and
alio Isn't. On their wav to Europe , afturtk *
wedding ia Baltimore , the "happy couple' )
had tuo marriage ceremony pMrformM ia
thU city by the mayor for clril purpose * .