Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 19, 1889, Part I, Page 4, Image 4

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icord of the candidate , wns not equivalent
to an election , It was ono of the greatest of
tbo long list of victories scored by Tun Bnn.
Ilio Dofont of tfanntor Vnii Wyok.
ibo re-election of Senator Charles II. Van
Wyclc wns the absorbing Issue in the legis
lative campaign of 1880. A majority ot re
publican county conventions nnd many dem
ocratic conventions Indorsed his great work
t\ congress , und the nominees were pledged ,
& elected , to vote for hl return to the sen
ate. But the tools of monopoly nnd the venom -
om of partisan roustabouts combined In
avcry district to defeat the men pledged to
veto for him. Notwithstanding this bittnr
opposition of the corporate strikers In both
parties , n strong majority of the members
elected were pledged to him. The senatorial
rial contest In January was a remarkably
Niter ono. Evcrv , political roustabout , every
lobbyist ana procurer were onllstcdtogother
with the railroad forces , to detent tbo sena
tor. IJooalo was indiscriminately used by
contractors and jobbers , nnd mon who could
Bet bo bribed wcro threatened nnd bulldozed.
Had It not been for the Infamous decision of
the presiding ofllccr , Shcdd , Van Wyck
would bnvo been elected on the llrst joint
ballot. The ofllccr purposely ignored the
rules nnd refused to allow changes of votes
after tlui roll had been railed After
the flrst i w bnllotn , some ot the
mon who publicly nnd privately pledged
themselves , betrayed their constituents , violated
lated their plediros and openly joined the
enemy. They sold their manhood for money
or promise of olllcn , and defeated the will
of the ueople , expressed In nn overwhelming
majority at th < ballot box. Every republi
can wns llnnlly cajoled Into n caucus nnd the
rc3-lVvrs3. thc--2scticn-sf ! " AfscTnuff'S' . Pad
Nonpnrtlfl.iii Judcep.
The judicial catnoalgn of 1S87 , In this dis
trict , wns a decidedly llvolv one. Tnr. HKC
persistently urged the elimination of politics
from Hie bench , but the roustabouts then
controlling the republican party machine ,
banking on the sure republican majority In
the district , determined to ignore the udvicu
ot the bar and the best citizens and foist
upon the bench mon unllttcd by ability aud
character to occupy that exalted position.
A nonpnrtisan ticket was nominated.
The roustabout machine , inspired by the
Republican , refused to nominate Judges
Wakelcy and GrolT , the former because ho
was a democrat , and the latter bceausn ho
wns a republican indorsed by democrats.
Judge Hope well was renomlnatcd and tbo
ticket filled out with O. H. Unllou , Lee
Estcllo nnd A. U. Hancock , of Pnpillion. The
nunpartisan ticket had a walkaway , the can
didates being elected by from 2,500 to 4,000
Tlio City Hull Flight.
In the spring of 1SS. the city council and
board of county commissioners effected a
trade with Hon.V. . A. Paxton , by which the
city obtained tbo present site for the city
ball. During the summer plans for the
buildniB were secured from Architect Myers ,
of Detroit. The board of education joined
with the city nnd contributed $ J5OQO toward
the cost of the building , or one-eighth of the
total. At the November elcetton the ques
tion ot issuing § 200,000 in bonds , the proceeds
to bo devoted to the construction of the
building ou the chosen site , was submitted
to the voters and approved by a vote of 3,010
to B30. The contract for tno foundation was
let to Hegan Uro * . , and afterwards trans
ferred to Urcnuan & Whalen. The work
dragged along at a snail pace. The con
tractors stood In with the council ring , and
the orders of the board of public woiks wcro
ignored. Findinir th ; > t they could not make
any money out of the job , tbo contractors
disputed the plans of the architect and in
duced their friends In the council to abro
gate tlio contract and reject the plans. Then
followed litigation and a decision of the dis
trict court enjoining the council from chanc
ing the plans or expending the money voted
on any other slto without ilrst submitting
the question to a veto of the people. After
years of delay and turmoil the question wa s
submitted to a vote last February , with
Eighteenth and Farnam and Jefferson square
as candidates for the site. The campaign
wns brief but exceedingly lively. The
boomers of Jefferson square were over
whelmed by a mountain of votes. In
this light , as in nearly all others , THE BEE
fought alone for the interests and credit of
the city against the open and secret opposi
tion pf all other papers. The triumph was ,
therefore , aa gratifying ns it was emphatic.
JQIrclscyo Viniv From the rtoof
The roof is an immense expanse of smooth
brick pavement , with just suMclont inclina
tion to shed the water. The llttlo turrets
which from the streets are comparatively in-
flignlllcant in size , upon closer acquaintance
loom up to an immense size. The skylight ,
invisible below , is a huge mound of Iron and
glass. The chimney , merely the park which
shows above the roof , contains brick enough
to build a respectable house. The delightful
exhilaration inspired by a promenade at this
atitudu must , be experienced to be appreci
ated. The city , with all her hills and val
leys , spires and domes , lie spread out below
like a relief map. It would be difficult in
Words to paint thu picture a living
sea of dark- green leaves with
spires and. gables Innumerable peep
ing up among the billows ; roofs aud
square of dull red brick ; a small forest of
tall , black cbimnoys spouting up a lightgro.v
smoke ; broad , straight , bands of drab with
human flies on foot and in toy carriages
creeping everywhere ; then a broad valley ot
yellowish green ; a winding , glistening river
burying itself in the sombre bluCfo , and over
all the thin purplish haze of a city's myriad
chimneys , jotho four points of the com
pass there is an uninterrupted view of miles
of avenues of trees , roofs aud roofs intermin
able , that look aa if they hud coma from a
gigantic sprinkler. To the south over the
nark and down through the valley to South
Omaha is a dense lorest of trees , rising and
falling like the waves ot the sea. Away to
tbo north is the fort , Florence and the water
worka."while westward lie miles upon miles
otrolllngfurm landscornfields and orchards.
To and fro along Farnam , Sixteenth and
other leading streets , visible for al
most their entire length surges o
pestiess 4do of humanity. Gaily painted
carriages asd gaily dressed ladies and cliil
drcn glance hither and thither through the
tide ; glided signs and trappings glisten in the
eun lilio molten gold , car after par tolls pain
fully & ! eng its load , cabs nnd carriage !
daUi hither and thither through the crowd
and ill the myriad sounds of the city blonc
Into one ceaseless rumbling roar. The
bridges and viaducts , like fairy structures ,
com suspended in midair.
Tbo picture is inspiring to the eye ani
ebarming to the senses. It is a panorama ol
human isctivlty and industry , of vernal hill :
nnd shadvd homes , with the heaven's urn
rivaled bCuo for a canopy.
Upon the recommendation of the architect
Mr. li. W. 13akorof Milwaukeewas cngatrcc
ns superintendent of construction. Mr
Baker had a record ns ono of the best build
ing superintendents In this country , bis las' '
great building being the magnillcont struo
turo crcctcl ) In Milwaukee by the North ;
western M initial Life Insurance company
To Mr. llnl jr Is laruoly duo the perfect con
Btructlon of the various pnrts of the I3c <
building. lUe not only exacted strict compliance
plianco with the details and good workman'
ship from onib contractor , but took under bis
vorconal charge the purchasing of material !
nua hiring of mechanics employed on the
flooring , painting and roof work , which wore
all done by day labor.
The Bee building has been erected undci
the Immediate direction of E. Uosowntor
who made all the contracts , beginning wilt
the architect and ending with the sidewalk
The magnitude of tbls task may bo rcndll'
conceived when wo state that some fifty odi
separata contracts have been entered inti
and carried on in the erection of ibis struc
Among those are the following :
John Grant , Omaha , granolithic tile foi
floors ; Milton Rogers , Omahu , mantels
Wilson & Urunor , Omaha , bollor-lron floor
stereotyping room : Vale Lock Co. , througli
Orr&Lockott , Chicago , hardware ; Jamu
Morton & Son.OuiDliasash weights ; Brown
U & Co. , Omaha , rope transmission ; Drox
eU&FollOmuba , sub-coutrnciors for furnish
tug cut atone dills ; John tic
Gowan. engine and dynamo foundation
Alax Uliick , Omalm , grading ; John F. Coots
Omaha , mason work , uasumont and sub base
niont ; Sherman & Jackman. Chicago , granite
ito ; Paxton fa Viorling Iron works , Omaha
two contracts , structural iron ; withnol !
Bros , , Omaha , brick and mason work , super
structure ; M. A , Disbrow & Co. , Omaha
Windows , frames and sash ; Pioneer Fire
proof Construction Co. , Chicago , lironroo
tile nnd roof briou : The Hussey & Day Co.
Omaha , plumbing with Durham systou
draltiUKOaudcn J\ttluEj \ Northwestern Terr
UotU Co. , Chicago , terra cotta ; Chicago An
derson Pressed Brick Co. . pressed brick ;
Cnlscly fi Miller Bros. , Chicago , skylight ;
Inker & Smith , Chicago , steam hcntlne ; Fay
& Byrne , Omaha , plastering ; CraneElova -
orCo. , Chicago , olovntors ; J. W. Wllko ,
Tord & Co. , Omnhn. felting : Carter
vtanufnouiring Co. , Omnhn , exterior glass ;
ICcnnnrd Paint & Glnss comtmny , Ornnha ,
and J. A. Fuller & Co. , Ornnhn , Interior
glass ; United States Electric Lighting com-
mny , Chicago , electric lnnt ; J. A. wnkn-
leld , Omaha , hard wood finish ; Wlnslow
Bros. & Co. , Chicago , iron stairs nnd orna
mental Iron ; Sherman & Flavin , Chicago ,
mnrblo ; Gary & Harvey , Omahu , tlio floors ; .
HolTinnn & Bellinger Co. , Milwaukee , corllss
engines ; A. Wo Is .t Co. , Chicago , vault
doors : Archer &Paueonst Co , Chicago , gas
and electric fixtures ; Cnllllor & Homnno ,
Omaha , stone Mdoxvnlk : Midland Electric
company , Omnhn , speaking tubes and an
nunciators : Nebraska Electric company ,
3 malm , elevator annunciators ; Western
Slcctrlo company , Chicago , pneumatic tube ;
Tred Gray , Osrahft , ncorin ? usd liiir.Scrr C.
: \ Goodman , paints and ells : Murphy & Co. ,
varnishes. _
THE Allfcl ) tiVNO SYNK.
Who Indulged in Print *
ers' Inlc In tin Early Days.
The oarl.r numbers of TUB BKU were lib
erally graced with ndvnrtl9omnnt.s. Every
jusincss housa of importance was repre
sented. Many of them have smco dlnno-
icarcd or changed hnnns , nnd their owners
mvo gone to now Holds ot acttyitii some 10
CtCTTmi" rfsl. Several of the old houses
prospered mid continue to-day under the
original name. A glance at the list will
nwniton memories of tnu early days , of men
who wore conspicuous In city life twenty
years ago nnd contributed their share to the
jrond and deep foundation of the Gate city.
The most conspicuous positions ou the first
ingo of the. paper were occupied by two sa-
eon ads ono at the top aud the other at the
Bottom of tbo page. P. J. MuNamara an
nounced that ho was an "importer nnd
wholesale dealer in wines and liquors. " Ho
occupied an old frame rookery on the ground
where the Strung bulldinic now stands , and
continued the business with varying Success
until the Lcadvlllo craze broke out. Ho
| olncd the rush to the enrbonnnto ramp and
succumbed to tlio deathly mountain fevJr.
Mv J. MeKolllgon announced a largo and
choice stock ol stimulants. At that time lie
occupied what is now thu ground floor of the
Eden Musec , where ho did a flourishing
.Hisiness until a revenue nccnt caught him
inflating his stock with water. U required
considerable political pressure to get him out
of tolls , but ho succeeded nt the sacrifice of
the business. Since that tlmo ho has had a
variegated career throughout the west and
Alt. D. Jones dealt In boots nnd shoes ,
"cheap for cash , " on the corner of Twelfth
and DodRO streets.
C. S. Goodrich , the present city comptrol
ler , announced a "fine stock of Fourth of
July fireworks. "
Michael Donovan , who now enjoys repose
ns a city Inspector , was then landlord of the
"Jones house1 ou Twelfth street near
Dodge. From there ho shifted to the noted
Douglas bouse on Harnoy street , and closed
his career aa a landlord in the Crcignton
house on Thirteenth street , a few years ngo.
Eaton , the photographer , operated his
camera on the southeast corner of Fifteenth
and Douglas , while the crratiu and genial
Frank Currier stroked bis whiskers nega
tively over "Shlnn's hall , " In Caldwell
block. Eaton Is still in the business , but
Currier was gathered to his fathers a few
years ago.
Henry Hornberger wns chief manager of
the "I X L , " Fifteenth and Dodge streets.
where "fresh cool lager" was always on tap ,
Sundays included. Henry continues in the
business , having acquired an elegantly
rounded form , and a stack of shekels to
E. T. Page , the venerable giant who
passed away in ' 81 at the ago of eighty , nn-
nounccd that "square meals" and prompt
service could be had at the City hotel , Tenth
and Farnam streets. The largo vacancy in
that vicinity is not duo to his demise.
F. Court , ono of the old timers , ran the
"Pfonccr'boct and shoo jitore , " in the old
Pioneer blo'ck , Farnam street. Ho moved
with his family to St. Louis about twelve
years ago.
John Baumer was then as now in the jew
elry business , but further cast on Farunin
sti cut.
H. Berthold & Co. , tersely informed an
anxious public that his junk store had boon
"removed to 230 Douglas street , " while
"Elgutter's Mammoth store" was then a
loan office , "where goods can bo purchased
for one-half the original cost. "
Sawing machine companies were among
the liberal advertisers of tboso days , The
Singer , Wheeler & Wilson and Grover &
Baker were the great rivals for pubhu
The famous "Cal Wagner's minstrels , under -
dor the management of J. H. Haverly , "
disported at the Academy of Music , Juno
23 , 1871. Tun BER of that date also an
nounced that "thut shrieking sisterhood ,
under the lead ot Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stan-
ton. now In the prime ot life , have begun the
social reconstruction of Omaha. "
The Tivoli garden dealt In music and beer
in equal quantities , but has been somewhat
cleansed since then by tbo addition of a
Henry L. Latoy dealt , in confections and
managed an ice cream parlor on the South
west corner of Twelfth and Douglas. Hero
ho prospered and plodded quietly along until
Mrs. Latoy's voice grew too rich for his
blood. Family and badness bankruptcy fol
lowed , and Latoy plunccd himself and bis
troubles into the mountains of Colorado.
Ono of tbo curiosities of the Infant Bnc
were the flaming displays of Dr. Stoddard ,
who proclaimed his ability ns a cure-all.
During the 'all of ' 71 , Tnz BEE denounced
him as an Impostor and a murderer. Stod
dard was indicted , tried and convicted of
procuring an abortion , nnd sent to the peni
tentiary for ono year. This incident was the
beginning of a series of bold and sensational
attacks on the medical charlatans of the
city. Later on Dr. Marvin followed in the
footsteps of Stoddara , and Mumoy , Aldricu ,
Fishblutt , Powell and others were hunted
out of town.
The Pivtteo & Gardner lottery was in full
blast In the fall of ' 71. The prizes amounted
to $150,000 , with "Redick's opera house , "
then a monument of enterprise , as tbo
principal prize. As an extra inducement
to the public to take the bait , a two-lino
pica announcement was made that a largo
portion of the winnings would go to Mercy
hospital. Pattco was particularly careful
that none of tha big prizes got away.
The Shooloy Broa. and Torn Swift sold
wood by tbo cord those days. Now they uro
enjoying a well-earned rest , the former
watching their rent roll , tbo latter guarding
Jefferson square.
G. W. Gray operated a job printing office
at the corner of Twelfth and Farnam. Ho
lias since benn promoted to the dignified posi
tion of porter in a brewery.
Crclghton & Morgan conducted a grocery
store at 205 ( old number ) Farnam street.
The fact that they are now retired capital
ists is proof that the business was profita
Dan B. Sargent's jewelry store was a
thriving institution on Thirteenth street be
tween Fnrnam and Douglas , until fire swept
it away one afternoon in the summer of ' 72.
Directly opposite was the boot and shoo store
of Wyman & Gulou , then the loading store
of the class in the town. The firm long since
joined the majority.
G. II. & J. S. Collins announced a "closlnp
out sale" of the retail boot and shoo branch
of their business. The firm was then located
In Central block ou Farnam street The
senior member mot his death by an acci
dental pistol shot at bis homo , but tbo firm
name was maintained and tha business car
ried on by J , S. Collins in larger quarters ou
Douglas street ,
Dowcy & Trimble was then tbo name ot
the furniture house which has become ono of
the leading mercantile establishments m
Omaha or the west.
"S. D. Mercer , JL D. , Visschor's- block , "
was the modest announcement of tbo great
motor boomer of today.
C. F. Goodman ran a "now soda and
mineral water factory" at ISO Farnam
M. ilellman & Co. , Milton IJogers , W. N.
Whitney , Henry Dohl , A. B. Huberraan one
others were liberal patrons of Tim BBK in
the early days , ana still continue business at
or near the old stands.
Indian School Buildings.
PiKRim , Dak. , Juno 17. [ Special Tola-
gram to TUB Ben. J U. V. Bell , of the In.
dlan bureau , has forwarded from , Washing'
ton to the president of the Pierre board ol
trade pious and specillcutlona for the Indian
schools , work ou which will bo commence J
at once , or as sooa as bids can bo lot. Thej
uro uowoa file in Jhl city for examination.
Recollections of Men and Evonto of
a Doocido Ago ,
A rnnornmfc View of the Interior of
tlio Oltl Beet Offlecp , With Their
Wealth ofVlgorniiR Work
ers Kciiilnosconccs.
Recollections of Savonty-Nlnc.
I am asked to give my recollections ot Tun
flBEof ton yonrsngo. The picture of the grout
nnpcy oJ tC'ilsyhouscjl in Ita palatial juurtcra
with Us score of editors nnd reporters and
its two hundred nowsgnthorers In dilTorcnt
purls ot tlio state , the west nnd the great
eastern capitals , rises before mo ns I nttompt
to sketch the Institution on that August
morning when I first presented myself ns nn
nsplrnnt I'or n plnco on its staff. The tlmo
which has elapsed makes tfio contrast nona
the less vivid , dcsnlto the many changes
which liavo tnkcn plnco In the Interval.
Of the editors , reporters , foremen , clerks
and "prints" who-ir. 1 78 helped to make the
Omaha Br.L" , scarcely u half dozen remain.
The rickety old acsKs , tables , cuscs and Im
posing stone ? uro replaced by no\v and band-
sumo fmnlturo. 'Jho single cylinder Hoe
press which wo then thought n mnrvol of
speed aud watched lu youthful ntpturo Is
replaced by monster Webb machines
throwing oil their thousands of papers tin
hour. The llltlo corner In which the
whoory Baxter cnglno threatened with In
stant death the surrounding neighborhood
ins given way to an ucro of
bpllcrs , idynainoa , monster Corliss
engines , elevator pumps , switch
Boards , wetting machines , and the iunumor-
\blo pieces of paraphernalia with which the
modern newspaper structure is equipped.
Let mo ask some of the sprightly young
jemlomcn connected with that newspaper
to-day , and who glide up through seven-
story space lu the cabs of handsome oleva-
: era to accompany me on n visit to the Bci :
julldlng and the line establishment as it was
The dusky two-story red brick structure in
which Tun BBC was tnonprinted was scarce
ly less inferior to the olllco from which it
: ius lately moved than its late quarters nro
; o those which it to-day occupies. A lurgo
beo-hlvo uainted on its front warned all ap
plicants for positions that work and not style
was what was required of inmates. Inside ,
on the ground floor , the counting room di
vided with the job ofllco the honors of gloom
nnd dirt. A serai-circular counter , sur-
mountea by a hideous cast-iron railing , kept
at bay employes dunning for advances on
their salary and a publlu not too Impatiently
rushing to get in advertisements. At the
rear , a doien typo cases , n battered uroof
press , and three or four imposing stones on
rieketty stands announced the presence of
the job ofllcc , and pointed the way to the
editorial back stairs. They were dark
and crusted with dirt ; and , as 1
climbed them aud entered thn editorial
rooms I thought that I had never seen such
a dingy set of quarters ns these into which 1
stciiDcd. The editor's ' den was situated in
the center ot tho. building , with no lisht ex
cept such as straggled in through a glass
sash partition which divided it from the com
posing room in front. The windows were
thirty-live feet distance from the desk , and
the sunbeams were forced to dodge a score
of stands , cases and imposing stones before
they could reanh Mr. Hosowater's table. On
the other side was tlio city editor's room ,
similarly situated with respect to thn rear of
the building , und cut off from its windows
by the job otllco and editorial room of the
"Pokrok Zipadu , " that exciting Bohemian
journal , then as now edited by sturdy John
Hosicky. The combination of smells and
noises , the odoj ; of printing ink , roller com
position , turpentine ; and old clothes , the calls
of "Slug Five , does A 2 end even , ' and "Pull
out , " the clanking of the proof press , the un
intelligible jabber of a party of Bohemians
in the rear room consulting the editor about
n murriago license , joined to an acrid contro
versy between the city editor and an angry
subncribor , made a scene which left an indelible -
doliblo impression on my mind.
There wcro no drones on THE BEE of old
days. Each man was expected to do six
men's work , was willing to do four's , and
generally compromised on live.
Mr. Ilosewnter and Al Sorensen consti
tuted the staff before my arrival , the first
bearing the title of editor and proprietor and
the latter carrying the burden of the city
department. Mr. Uosowaier was par ex
cellence the all-around man of the estab
lishment. Ho scorned to have obtained the
secret of two of the attributes of Deity ; ho
was omnipresent and apparently omniscient.
Ho wrote heavy editorials and pungent ed
itorial paragraphs ; contributed local polit
ical news to the city page , clipped selections
foritho news columns , selected items for
those startling chestnuts dubbed "Connubial
Bliss , " "Peppermint Drops" and "Honey
for the Ladies , " regulated the business
ofllco a dozen times a day , nnd took sub
scriptions on the streets and advertising con
tracts from the merchants. I used to think
his only sorrow was that ho had not in addi
tion been born a steam engine so that ho
could run the presses. They wore about the
only thing In the establishment that ho did
not move. In addition In his ordinary duties
above named , ho constantly developed strong
interest in local politics , and always
had a dozen lights and twice
that number of ward politicians on
his hands. On city or county election days ,
TUB BEI : ofllco was usually depopulated and
every man , froni editor down , after rushing
in copy , early took a whirl at the polls. Af
ter a hard day's work on election day , fol
lowed by an all night session in collecting
returns , the editor would bob up serenely at
0 o'clock the next morning with his arm full :
of exchanges and his mouth full of sugges
tions about the paper , the last always perti
nent but not as uniformly agreeable. His
indomitable energy , his uncompromisingpor-
sistoncy aud his invincible pluck wore at
once the wonder and admiration of the ofllcc.
Carrying the heavy financial ourdon of a
paper depending nlono upon its oxqcllonco
for popular support and lighting its battles
single handed , in the- darkest days ho never
doubted Its ultimate success , and hopefully
increased expenses with every Increase of
receipts. Overworked himself , ho took his
own hish , tension as tlio norino of work , and
found It difficult to understand why all of his
employes could not cnduro cheerfully the
same racking. Tills made him often very
unpleasant as an employer , but It disciplined
his employes , who found 110 dlfllculty olso-
wbero in moro than attaining thu level of
work of other ofliccs.
The city editor was another journalistic
"Pooh Bah. " Ho had no other copy
to edit but his own , aud was ox-
pccted , with the aid of "paid
locals" to flll flvo columns daily on the
fourth pace. Ho was religious and society
reporter , roilcctor of the doings of the courts
aud railways , dramatic critlo nnd sporting ,
11 ro and commercial editor at ono and the ,
same time. His duties began at U o'clock in
the inornim. ' when ho commenced to turn in
copy for the morning edition , then printed at
7UO : , nnd ended when the newa g.ivo out for
the day. In that interval of from twelve to
eighteen hours ho was expected to cover ,
solitary and ulono , tbo twelve scattered
square miles of stores and dwellings which
ten years ago comprised the balnvlck of
Omaha. Thu early morning round began
immediately uftor breakfast. It comprised a
rapid visit to the coroner's and undertaker's ,
the district court , the county clerk's ofllco to
transcribe the real estate transfers , an in
terview with all the city and county ofllcials ,
as brief usually an a society call , and u hasty
return to the editorial rooms in order to
wrlU ) up the material gleaned before noon.
This lUtlo Journey was followed at 13 o'clock
by a visit to the depot to take in tbo overland
west bound train , to pump the depot ofllcials
and to interview distinguished travelers ,
real or imaginary. After this another Hying
trip was made before 3 o'clock to the core
ner's and court bouse , when copy was prepared -
pared and banded In for the afternoon edi
tion , proof road , visitors received , advanca
agents of shows entertained and
numerous other minor matters attended to.
After the paper went to press ho was often
at liberty for the real of the evening , except-
intf when a lire broke out or an entertain
ment presented itself to bo reported , hi
which case lie was expected to bo on hand ,
Oinuha has never soon a reporter with the
reportorial "legs" of Sorenson. In tbo years
pouo by , when ho made the local pages ot
TUB BKK Uio despairing envy of all cowpotl-
tors , oven tohbti they Included such How's
rustlers as-poor Sam Donnelly of tbo Herald ,
Edwards , Mlnv > - nnd Cuddy ot the Kopubll-
cnn , and Kcu , yf the Nows.
Tom Fitzthoms was forcmnn of the newsroom -
room , with seven or eight printers to herd.
Ha added to the duties of cutting up copy ,
measuring strings nnd employing nnd dis
charging tylte scitcrs , the responsibilities of
editing tclocnvDh , making up the forms for
two dally editions and selecting matter for
and arrangingho wcokly. His skill as u
head-liner .viis.phonomonnl. The most com-
monplnco article , under the glow of
his imagination , appeared gnrbod In nn
attractive luitf.11 On occasions when the edi
tors were 6uv and the calls for copy wnro
loud , ho usatltor rush In desperation into the
editorial roonii store the shears nnd clip
miscellany by the column , thus usurping the
functions ot the now * editor. It in only fair
to say that the paper novcr suffered by
reason of hit Incursions. Lnlor Fitztiiorr'a
{ raised avl3 ! ! rcTiUfniion for Tun BUB by hit )
concise nnd wlttv handling of tliodopnrtmont
of Htnto nnd occidental Jottings which were
extensively copied throughout the west.
It was n small stuff but I doubt If Uir.t of
any other newspaper of the country worked
as hard , was half as ambitious or inora faith
ful to the Interests of the ( taper which they
served. There was an esprit lie corps which
In splto of hard tlmes.smnll pay nnd the con
stant contentions in which the paper was en
gaged , bound together the little band of
workers. They wcro nil BF.K men to the
backbone , tried to make Its'lights theirown
p..a ! felt tllat iis inlorcsts were their inter
ests nnd Us reverses 'their misfortunes.
They fought its battles on "sott paper" and
drove in the line of retreat afterwards on
the streets. Among themselves' nnd In the
oftlcotboy cursed , porhaps.tho infernal , driv
ing persistency of the proprietor , but they
invariably defended him on the outside.
They unselfishly and manfully did flvo men's
work , each man of them , because they knew
It was necessary in order to keep ahead of
the procession , but they never allowed their
gtumbltng to interfere with the regular out
pour of copy. TUB Bun advanced steadily ,
primarily , of course , because of the push
nnd the plunk of Its editor who was a man of
ideas , but no less because , like n good gen
eral , ho gathered around him a stuff of sub
ordinates who Intelligently aud faithfully
carried out his policy. '
Icnturo the assertion that there is no ono
of the old staff of 1870 , wherever or however
ho may bo engaged to-day , who does not feel
a sense of personal gratification nt the showIng -
Ing which the Bun makes on this its eigh
teenth anniversary. The old building is
abandoned. In its place rises the largest in
area and ono of tlio most palatial newspaper
structures in the world. The old faces no
longer peer anxiously over the battered edi
torial tables , but in their stead younger mid
porlmps brighter men direct from nditnrial
desks the reporters und writers whosorvo up
fresh news and virile opinions. The job ofllco
has long been consigned to junk , but its old
managerHarry Huskoll. a llttlo grayer may
hap , but none the less vlcoroun.prosules over
the largosttho lightest and tlio best arranged
composing room in the country. The dingy ,
dirty and hot editorial den of ton years ago
is metamorphosed into a handsome parlor
with mussivo mantel , inlaid floor , oriental
rugs and uleirunt furniture ; but at the central
desk sits to-day , as ho did a decndo ago , the
mainspring of the establishment , tbo editor
and proprietor , Mr. Hosowater , justly proud
of the results of nearly twenty years of
labor , of which lie is for the flrst tlmo reap
ing the flue fruits. \V. E. ANXIX.
Somrt6cl ! $ Tlinp Hustlers.
The eighteen' ! ? ! ! anniversary of the BEE ,
coupled with its removal to a macniflcout
homo , recalls mny : pleasant memories of by
gone days , and gf the men who , under Mr.
Rosowatcr's energetic , high pressure system ,
learned tbo icsspii of ccasclrss journalistic
toil. With pojy bly two exceptions these men
are still lu thOjbarness , ono enjoying the case
and luxury wbjph good fortune brings , the
other has becqnijj a stellar attraction in the
local dramati&flijmainent.
I became acquainted 'vith Mr. Rosewater
back in 'CD , tw'q years before the journalistic
heo buzzed round his ears , when ho managed
the operating1 room of the Western Union ,
then located in tlio Hellman building. Later ,
ns manaeer1 of the Atlantic & Pacific tele
graph lines , kjho > displayed that faculty
for nowsga tillering > which lias since
developed and made Tun Ben tbo envy
of rivals and the admiration of the profes
sion , 'ibon us now Western Union had a
monopoly of the associated press dispatches.
' 1 bo rival company was anxious to secure
the news , and the boys who carried mani
fold sheets between the telegraph ofllco and
the Herald and Republican wore objects of
Mr. Uosowator's special attention. His in
ordinate appetite for news was only equalled
by the fatherly care bestowed upon the boys ,
and they soon learned to look upon him as a
friend and protector. The energy and pcrse-
vcrenco shown in these days soon became a
conspicuous feature of his career in journal
ism , and the success which has crowned his
labors in that Held is not surprising to the
boys whom ho patted on the back with pater
nal affection twenty years ago.
I was not a stranger to Mr. Uosowater ,
wnen , in the fall of " 71 , I woct into the
infant Bnr. ofllco In search of work. The
oftlco was located on the ground floor of the
old Redflold building. In one corner of tbo
room the editor la chief was perched on a
box nervously assaulting white paper. Near
the door was located the famous liter
ary bureau of George Francis Train ,
presided over by his prlvato secretary ,
George P. Bom is. Train was then laying his
plans to capture the presidency , and Tun
Ben was chosen as the organ of the
prospective administration. To the left a
tall , slender youth bent over a printer's
case , engaged in a painful effort to decipher
some of Train's abominable beiroglyphics.
The oflort was evidently a failure , for the
typo exploded a vigorous , low-neclted ex
pletive , nnd flred the manuscript through the
window. This incident served me as on in
troduction to Al Sorensen und two days' sub
bing on his case. There was no evidence
of luxurious ease in the establishment. Tlio
editor jostled with tlio printers , exchanged
opinions with them , nnd urged thorn to "pull
out for a phut take" witli the ccso and aban
don of a veteran typo. No partitions divided
the institution. Business raatteis were dis
cussed IIB readily as politics , and confidences
exchanged as freely as the soap box , which
served as n louneo for visitors. There wera
no elegantly furnished rooms for the staff ,
because there was no staff. There wore no
handsome oaken desks. A three-legged
tnblo was u luxury , and the washstund , reeking -
ing with the grime and grease of forgotten
ngoa , was tno foundation of many a scorch
ing editorial or a caustic local sensation.
Electric lights were not thought of in these
days. Candles were good , kerosene immense.
The whole force from proprietor down ag
gregated seven , and they wore a happy fam
ily , a EOinl-publlo debating society , with Mr.
Rosewater as presiding olllccr.
During the succeeding eight years the
staff of Tni : BEE consisted of Mr. Roscwntor
aud AlSoronsqij * . While the Individuality and
pugnacity of Mrtllosowater were conspicuous
in the cditorlaVcqiumns , Mr. Sorensen placed
the stamp of'originality ' , energy and vigor
on the local miW-V.mul earned not a little of
prestige which Tim BUB secured as a paper
of strong op.lplo.ns and fresh , crisp nows.
Soronson's ' vurllpnea and industry did not
waver until 18 > ! > i' when ho suffered defeat as
the republican candidate for clerk of the dis
trict court. Every vagrant , bum and crook
who had fcltxfi&fscorclung virus of his pen
rose up to wreak sweet revenge , and did it
to a turn. HjTrpJigued and went to the Re
publican , but'coon tired of it. Ho did not
ilnd there thtfuugo constituency which de
voured his utteqtdices in TIK ; BBB Talking
to "a vast arraj f empty benches" made him
weary. An opportunity offering ho returned
to TUB BUR and displayed signal ability in
the onerous position of managing editor.
W , II. Kcn glr the position city editor
made vacant UVitno resignation ot Sorensen
In 1S63. KonvSt"9 a peculiar and prolific
genius. Ho possessed the rare faculty of
making every acquaintance a friend. In all
the town bo did not have an open enemy ,
Ho bad n good word ( or everyone , and noth
ing grieved him more than to be forced by
duty to "write-up" an acquaintance. This
quality made htm invincible us a news-
gatherer. His friends acted as relays of re
porters on the routes , and grabbed und held
for him every scrap of newa floating around.
Ho was a philosopher and a visionary at tno
game time. For many months he did the entire -
tire local work ( or both morning and evening
editions , took his lunches on the run nnd
slept during meal hours on the table. Ho
received two men's pay nod did four men's
worlr. His plan of life was to crowd as
much enjoyment aa possible into u day , lim
ited only by the coat. By testing only four
hours out of twenty-four ho argued that his
fifty years of life would equal eoventy years
of the average mortal. One ot Kent's great
bobbies was an international railroad across
Uehring straits , connecting Alaska and Asia.
He believed it was practicable and succeeded
in Interesting n number ot local capitalists
In the Bchomo. Colorlc. liowovor , did not
pass for collateral nnd nt last accounts Kent
was nursing his dreams down In Kansas.
By 1S70 TUB Bnn fully emerged from the
gloom of financial distress , and Indulged in
nn assistant editor. W. E. Annln , n palo.
delicate , nervous young man , was ushered
Into the editorial den ono day nnd given n
chair anil table. The room was located In
tno center of the building. The partitions
were of glass , elegantly frescoed with smolto
and dust. The editor's room faced the com
posing room , nnd the occupanls received such
Invigoratingnir aa filtered through printers'
cases , Imposing stones nnd other paraphor-
nclia , flavored with Ink , lye , etc. The windows
dews of tlio don wcro generally raised , en
abling the scribes to hear the comments of
tbo printers on the literary efforts. I con
fess to n lingering admiration for the paste-
not which stood in mute dignity on n table.
What it lacked in Internal decoration , It
made up in external strength nnd uoho ivo
flavor. I know its value nnd respected Its
tasto. There wora few flies on It , because
they know its power nnd gave it n cold shoul
der. It was n friend in need. When the
fountains of thought trickled wearily the
paste-pot was stirred to activity nnd flilod out
n column with neatness mitl some dispatches.
It fell to my lot to acquaint Mr. Annln on
the uses und abuses of the pastcpot , but for
some unknown reason a coldness sprung up
between them which years of association
fulled to Olspsl.
Mr. Annln proved an nnt pupil
in the editorial harness. Ills earlier
efforts did not meet with much
encouragement from Mr. Rosowutor.
Ho did not expect t , Knowing Mr. Roso-
wator's disposition to test every writer In
the furnace of severe criticism. But Mr.
Annln dctonnlnei\ win success. An easy ,
cracoful writnr , active und studious , possess
ing a good oar , a retentive memory and a
vivid Imagination , his contributions to the
waste-basket gradually diminished in quan
tity and flowed into the columns of the
paper. Ho acquainted himself thoroughly
with Mr. Rosowater's views of men and
measures , absorbed his caustic style of ex
pression , and In n few years became ns much
Rosewater us Uosowater himself.
IX VV. Hayncs , the genial treasurer of
Boyd's opera house , flourished for abriof
period as managing editor of THU MOUNINO
BEU. Dee was a modest , retiring typo in
those days. Ho held a case on the day force
m 1SSO. The morning edition had outgrown
its swaddling clothes aud demanded moro
care and attention than could bu bestowed
upon it between 0 and 7:30 . m. A night
shift was decided upon. It consisted of two
men. Dee was unanimously chosen man
aging editor , foreman and general factotum.
It can bo said to his credit that his adminis
tration was a success. Harmouv reigned
night after night. If his lorco of emi man
showed a disposition to rebel because Doc
"hogcod the hook" or devoured the bulk of
the lunch , ho would quell the mint ; storm
by apt quotations Irom Prcntiss or instruct
ing hla subordinate in imperious tones to
"paste white. " In this way ho succeeded In
endearing himself to the "gang , " and on re
tiring from the case left a long string of
pleasant memories.
Jnmo3 B. Haynes , now managing editor of
Tim Bun , served bis apprenticeship at the
case in ' (5-77. Ho did not stick to the typos
very long , but turned bis attention to sten
ography , mastered the dots and dashes , and
was installed as Mr. Rosowator's private
secretary. After spondlnc a winter in Lin
coln reporting the proceedings of the legisla
ture , hu drifted into thn Union Pacific bead-
quarters , next as court reporter in this dis
trict , and finally returned to his flrst love.
These men contributed much to the suc
cess otTim Bnn. True , Mr. Rosewater was
the guiding head , the will force which
shaped the destiny of the paper. His bat
tles wore theirs. In nnd out of ofllco they
fought and defended him against venomous
personal aud political enemies. They cham
pioned his interests , drummed up subscrib
ers , tickled advertisers with timely puffs ,
and by their enthusiasm induced their
friends to become advocates of the paper in
workshops and homes. In these days it was
impossible to work under Mr. Rosewater
without imbibing some of his zeal , his inten
sity of purpose and the pluck nnd de
termination with which ho faced pub
lic sentiment in defense of the weaker
or attacked the nrrosant nnd corruut in pub
lic station. In victory and defeat tbey
stood by him. sharing his joys or regrets to
day and looking out for a scoop for the
moriow. These hero to-day must exper
ience a family pride at the unveiling of a
magnificent monument which crowns tbo
labors of eighteen years.
years.T. J. FiTZMoums.
The Bee's Kirat Collector.
About the middle of July , 1S71 , being de
sirous of learning the telegraph business , I
wont to the ofllco of the Atlantic and Pacific
Telegraph company , then situated on Thir
teenth street , across the alley from the pres
ent site of the Omaha National bank , asking
for the manager. A small , heavy-set gentle
man came to the counter , to whom I made
known my desires.
The gentleman told mo I could come and
learn the trade , and for mo to report the fol
lowing Monday morning. This was my flrst
meeting with the Hon. Edward Rosowutor.
At the appointed time I was on hand. Mr.
Rosowatcr introduced mo to Mr , McCoy , the
head operatorwho showed mo the telegraph
er's alphabet , but I was noyer destined to
perfect myself in the mysteries of tele
graphy , for on Tuesday Mr. Roaowater came
to mo with a little book , which ono could
easily carry in a coat pocket , and requested
mo to make out some bills for TUG OMAHA
DAILY BEE. THE BEE , at this time ,
was distributed free , and I guess
from the way a coed many of the advertisers
"kicked" on the bills , they thought that the
advertising was free too : nevertheless , by
Saturday night 1 succeeded in collecting
about30 , which fairly represented the in
come of THE Bnn for that week.
I was paid $5 for my work and from that
time I became a regular employe.
The editor , nn Englishman by the name of
Goraldo , and myself , were the only persons
outside of the printers who were on the pay
roll.My work consisted of soliciting "ads" nnd
collecting bills ; Mr , Rosewater did most of the
local work aud often wrote editorials in the
absence of Geralde. Indeed , Geraldo was a
character. He was a devout Roman Catho
lic and was equally devoted to the use of
opium. Ho always gave , as an excuse for
not showing up nt Ins work on time , that this
was "Saint so and BO'S day. "
Geraldo and Rosewater fell out soon and the
former loft the ofllco. About this timu Mr.
Rosewater wrts very hard pressed for. money ,
but to bis credit and generosity It Is duo to
say.that though ho bad no work for Goraldc ,
I was ordered to buy fuel und groceries and
send to his famllv , whom Mr. Rosewater sup
ported unknown to Geraldo most of that
After Geraldo's departure Mr. Rosewater
became tno odltor.-aud a man by the name of
Pratt , a regular "Bohemian , " took charge of
the local department. But I forgot to say
that some tlmo in September , 1871 , THIS Bun
ceased to bo free , and a charge of 12J- cents
per week was made , which I collected , in ad
dition to my other duties.
With the advent of Pratt , the local , things
bocainq lively , for lie certainly was a "rus
tler. " At this time Tim BUB ofllco was lo
cated in Redfleld's building , on the corner of
Twelfth und Dodge streets. Wo soon moved
out of there to the one immediately south ,
which was afterwards burned down , much to
Mr. Rosowator's damage.
Hero u man by the name of Anderson was
employed to keep books ; I doing the collect
ing. Ono day u dispute arose between An
derson on ono side and Pratt and myself on
the other ; what it was ubout I do not now
remember , but the lie was. passed , and An
derson picked up nn ink stand to throw at
me. I dodged , but it took Mr. Rosewater in
the breast ; then the fun began , Tbo print
ers rushed In and wn all together kicked
poor Anderson around like a foot ball ; Rosewater -
water in the mean time trying to keep out of
the way of books , chairs , bottles , etc. ; at
last Anderson jumped out of a window nnd
escaped. I believe we were all told by An
derson that this was our last weak on THE
BKU ; but that night the place was burned
down , and Anderson was sent to tbo "pen"
for four years for arson ,
Pratt was discharged and ono of the print
ers , Al Sorensen , took Pratt's place.
Just before leaving the Redtlold building
TUB WEEKLY BEB was started , after much
consultation with the leaders of the republi
can party. Including General S. A. Strick
land , I. H. Hascall and others.
Immediately after the flro wo moved down
to Mr. Rosewater'a brick building on lower
Fnrnam street.
Many Instances that occurred during ray
employment on TUB BEB are indelibly en
graved on my memory. I will mention ono
morel The increase In business nnd tlio
marvelous growth of the paper bad necessi
tated the employment of n bookkeeper , n ono
logged man. My duties WOTO then to collect
the bills for advertising and mailing the
This bookkeeper would glvo mo bills to
collect nnd I would turn the money over to
him. It soon became evident that nome ono
was stealing , so a search was Instituted by
Mr. Rosowatcr and his suspicions fell upon
the bookkeeper , whom I was sot to
watch , I soon found that ho wns forging
chocks In Mr. Kosownlor'a nnmo nnd
I got bold of n number ot the
forgeries , nnd In Mr. Uosowater's
presence accused him of the crime. Ho did
not deny It , but went down into his pocket
for n pistol. Rosewater caught his hand nnd
the pistol was taken from him. Mr. Book
keeper then loft TUB HER nnd Omaha. Wo
afterwards learned that ho was sent to
prison in Missouri for the same offense. Ho
bent Tun Ben out of about $400.
Some tlmo In September , 1873 , when callIng -
Ing upon General Strickland to collect a bill ,
the general inked mo If I would like to study
law. After talking the matter over with
my parents nnd Mr. Rosewater , 1 concluded
to do so.
I then severed my connections with TUG
Bnn nnd went Into tno law ofllco of Strick
land & Webster f J , L. Webster ) ,
Althair tT no ifittnar aa employe of Mr.
Uosowntor. my two years' service with nim
at n tlmo when his paper wns struggling
against ; fonrrul odds for an oxlstonco has
made mo feel nnd tnka n great personal
interest in Its success , nnd I can never ccaso
to bo grateful to Mr. Rosewater for
his many kindnesses to mo as a young man
and a struggling lawyer.
To-day , the eighteenth anniversary of Tun
Bun , when the efforts of its founder have
been crowned with success , in It's becoming
one o { the great newspapers of the country ,
and it has "hived" from the back room of a
llttlo telegraph oflicc. Into ono of the finest
buildings west of Chicago , I extend my con
gratulations. EWVAIID W. StMnitAL.
The Army Headquarters.
The ofllces of the headquarters of the
department of the Platte of the regular army
are located on the fifth floor.
The entire story , consisting of thirty-eight
rooms. Is utilized. In the northeast corner ,
In a largospacious roomGonornl Brooketho
commanding ofllcor , bus his quarters. The
apartment is a most elegant one , with closets
and lavatories adjoining , and a tiled grate m
ono corner.
Adjoining General Brooko's room on tbo
west is n reception room for visitors and next
to this is n room for the general's aides.
The other outside apartments along the
corridor are occupied as follows :
Colonel Henry , inspector of rifle practice.
Captain Ray , Judge advocate general.
Colonel Torrlll , chief paymaster.
Major Baker , pay department.
Colonel Mac Parlln , medical director.
These are tlfo occupants of the rooms on
the .south.
Along the western side the following dis
position has boon made of the rooms :
Clerks two rooms.
Colonel Lyons , chiot ordnance ofllcer two
Clerks to the quartermaster two rooms.
North sides-
Major Vroom , inspector general.
Engineer's ofllce three rooms.
Clurks to the adjutant general three
East side :
General Brock , assistant adjutant general.
General Barringor , chief commissary.
Clerks to the chief commissary three
The Interior apartments , abutting on the
court , will be occupied by "clerks nnd used
as storniro rooms.
All the apartments on this floor are ele
gantly furnished , and the floor scorns to have
boon arranged with a view to its present oc
Attractive Dresses Warranted to Win
a Hu.sbuml Far tlio Wearer.
"You had bolter lot tno make it up
lor you. I know you'll catch a husband
if you wear it right , and you can pay
the $30 after you're married. I tell you"
wbat it is , clothes are the boat in vest
ment a young woman ever put her
money into. * '
That's what a Thirty-first street mod
iste had to say to a brown-haired young
woman who wanted a new dress she
could not afford , aud this is what she
said to the writer.
"I make dor.ons of marrying dresses.
This girl here is not bad looking , and
if she were correctly dressed she
would bo positiuoly haudsomo. You
see she carries herself uicoly and has
plenty of good points , but very little
monoy. She is going olV to a fas'hinablo
watering place with some friends , and
I know if she lots mo make up this cus
tard mpiro as I wish it will bo the moans
of getting her a husband. The toilet is
worth $110 and I have agreed to lot her
have it for S80. If she marries she can
pay me the $30 , and if it makes no im
pression on the mon , why then I am
the loser. This talk about men not
caring what a woman has on is the
worst kind of nonsense. They care a
great deal and care so continually tnat
they have neither eyes nor attention
for their unfashionable friends.
"Jf I had an income of but $20 a week
I'd put $15 of it in clothes. Why , sakes
alive ! let two women enter a street car ,
and the ono that is best dressed gets a
scat every time. Clothes win , whether
you go to church , ou a journey or only
to a city shop. One need not make a
show of herself , but if she expects to bo
noticed , and that's the iirst stop to
being known , she must keep herself 'in
nice shoes , neat gloves and a fotcliy
dress. You'ro not , married , are you ?
But you go out a good deal , don't you ?
"Well , I'vo a picco of India salmon
brocade jioro that I'd like to make you
for $90 , and if you don't ensnare a man's
alToctions the third time you wear it
I'll allow you a rebate of $20. "
Prohibition Is Not SiicocsHl'itl lu
Towns of Over 20.OOO.
"In no city of 20,000 inhabitant * or
over has prohibition over proved a
success , " said Robert Ellis Thompson ,
professor of English literature and po
litical economy at the university of
Pennsylvania , to a reporter for the
Philadelphia Ilocord. "It conduces to
cheating and trickery , and makes every
man either a hypocrite or a detective
of hypocrites , causing a deterioration
of tlio moral tone of the whole com
munity. It Is all very well to argue
that prohibition is necessary , though it
will not prohibit , just the sumo as a law
against theft is uoodful , although it
does not absolutely prohibit stealing.
Whenever I shall find in n moderately
sized city that the law against stealing
lias been broken 2,000,000 times in ono
your , I will agree that the law liad
bolter bo removed from the statue
books. The prohibition law was broken
2,000,000 times in a year in Boston , and
I take that as suillciont evidence of its
impracticability. Unless public opinion
stamps a law with its approval , that law
is of little oiToct.
"Comto's mnxim that nothing can bo
abolished until it is replaced applies ad
mirably to the saloon. Until some other
social centre shall have boon provided
the saloon must continue to attract its
thousands. I believe the establishment
of cheerful cofToo houses , whore mon
could congregate to rend , smoke , piny
games or converse , would do more for
the destruction of the saloon power than
the moat stringent prohibitory meas
ure. The majority of mon drink not
because they enjoy it but because they
crave sociability. They can find ft
only in the saloon , and their drinking
is merely an incident. Their homes
are unattractive , and they must have
some place to spend their evenings.
Until society shall furnish a substitute
this class of men will not permit the
saloon to bo destroyed , Legally or il
legally , they will Iroquont it.
"Tho workings of the Brooks law
have boon very { beneficial to the city ,
though there is room for much oxpnn
plon nnd Improvement , I would abolish
the hconso fee ouUroly , ns I consider
that unimportant , nnd I would o.xorolso
still greater caution in the selection ot
licenses. I would have the screens re
moved from doors and windows , eo that
the saloon could bo plainly viewed from
without , nnd I woultl have early cloalnp
hours. Then , too , I would considerably
reduce the number of saloons in the
vicinity of the railway stations nnd pub
lic buildings.
"Apart from the inofTootivonesa ol
prohibition , I disbelieve In its princi
ple. I consider tobacco almost as great
nn evil as whisky , yet it would bo folly
to suggest its prohibition. There nro
many abuses connected with the use of
property , nnd in urging common owner
ship of land the communists make ns
strong nn argument M the prohibition
ists. Roth nro mis' . 'ton ' in considering
that tlio abuse of wl.rvt is in itself harm
less warrants its abolition. Though a
heartless landlord may evict his
wretched tenants , that 'fact furnishes
no reason why every man should give
up his acreage noi1 should the drunk-
onnuss of ono poor fool give pretext for
the banishment of every pint of boor ,
wine and other liquor. "
Mrs. Colin B. Wliitnhonil Glvoi Good
llonions For a Clnunjo In Fciiilno
Mrs. Colin \Vhitohoiul Is ono of the
few women who assert , und pivo no
hood to the contradictory evidence , that
the only proper raiment for women is
"trousers. " She is a thinking woman ,
nnd 11 rending woman moreover , uud is
continually coming1 noross something in
print which looks to bo like wretched
i iiorunco. of the truth. The
lust subject on which Mrs. Whltohond
has boon pathetically discoursing to
her friends who furnished her by an tvr-
tiolo coiulomnatory o ( woman's dress ,
ronrintod in the World from the Medi
cal annual. In relation to this Mrs.
\Vhltohoud said to a World reporter :
"I am glad to hear the question at the
end of this article , Will any woman bo
frightened into reason':1" comments Mrs.
Whitohetid , "but 1 four tlio answer.
Women are heroic in the endurance ol
pain , because they nro used to it , but
they can not endure what they think is
unwomanly. I remember ti frail llttlo
woman at a water cure who said , with
all the lirmnoss of a martyr : 'It it'a the
backache or the Bloomer dross , I'll '
keen the backache. '
UA dress which takes into accounttho
fact that women have 'limbs , ' 'lower
limbs' as well ns 'upper limbs , and as
thov are necessary for use it cannot ho
really unwomanly to adapt a , dress to
them , and their use is the dress that
must come before the horrors caused Jjy
compressed waists and burdened shoul
ders and fettered logs will he done away.
'That means trousers ! ' Oh , does It ?
Very well ; I don't care toy names ; but
wo may ridicule und hesitate and squirm
nnd evade and compromise , groan , suf
fer and die as long as wo like ; wo may
study and invent , only to lind : it last
that a two-legged animnl wants a two-
legged dress if any and that it would
ho just ns absurd to insist on making a
coat of ono immense sleeve for both
upper limbs as to make n dress of ono
immense skirt for both 'lower limbs' and
not n whit moro so.
"I am thankful that the Medical An
nual does neb go into a denunciation of
tight lacing. It very sensibly says :
'The one thing that is most objection
able is the formation of tin artificial
waist. To simply order the removal of "
stays will bo found altogether insufn-
ciont , for stays are undoubtedly a pro
tection against the tierht lig'aluroof
skirts which accompanies their use. '
The only satisfactory way is to abolish
both. But it says another thing not so
sensible. 'Every article of clothing ,
whether upper or under garments , is to
be made in combination , or without di
vision at the waist. The weight of each
garment is then homo mainly by the
shoulders and bust , and no constriction
of the waist is necessary. '
"Tho objectionable portion of this is
that there seems to bo an intimation
that shoulders and bust can stand with
impunity any amount of weight. This
is n serious error. Any dross reform
which does not reduce the weight of the
clothing , and at the name time make a
dross so adapted to the form that each
part shall help to sustain its covering
does not reach the root of the trouble. '
The AVcstcrn Union . GobtilnH Up tlio
Baltimore & Ohio Linoi.
BAI.TIMOIE , Md. , Juno ! & . A deed was re
corded , yesterday , between the Baltimore &
Ohio Telegraph company and the Western
Union Telegraph company , whereby the
Baltimore & Ohio company convoys to tbo -
Western Union all Us right , title and Inter
est in and to all telograohs and property of
every nature and description. Thci consider
ation la SI and entire discharge of tlio Balti
more & Ohio Tolegrnph company from its
obligation to issue 80,000,000 of bonds pro
vided for in its contract with the Baltimore
& Ohio Railway company.
Grateful Acknowledgement of Cures by
the Ciilicura Remedies.
A. minister nnd his llttlo boy cured of
obHtliiato Nkin dlHoasos l > y tlio Cu-
lloiira lluiuodlcs. 1'rniso thorn
everywhere--In the pulpit , homo
anil strcot.
For about thlrteon years I have bean troubled
with aczamaor gome other cutiineoua dlseaso
which till remedies Called to euro. llourin of
tha CUTICUIIA UKMKI > IIS I resolved to glvo
them 11 trial , nnd purchased ono bottle ct Curl-
CUKA IlKHoi.VK.vr , ouo box of CUTICUIIA and
onucakoo ; imnuuv Bo.u1. I followed tha di
rections carefully , and It nilordH me much
pleasure to nay that before using two boxes of
and ono bottle of OUTICUUA KKSOLVKNT I was
entlaely curort.
In addition to my own casn , inInby boy ,
then about live months old , was nullrrlnj ; with
I whnv supposed to ho the same diecnsa us nilno
to Hitch an extent that hla huail wan coated over '
with n solid scab , from which there was a con-
Blunt How of pus which wan nk-kenln to look 'fl
upon , bosldoH two tuincr-llko kernnPi on the
back of his head. TImnks to yon nnd your
wonderrul UUTICUHA IIMI-DII-I. ( his Benin 1
perfectly well , and the kcrnuU have been scalp
tered ho thut there is only onu little placti by hi *
loft oar , and that IH hoallng nkuly. Instead ot
n c'oatlntfof scabs lie has a line coat nf hair ,
much better than that which wns destroyed by
the dlscnne. I would that the wholn world of
suiruror * from Klein aud blood diseases Know
the vaiueot your CUTIGUUA HHUUDIKH as I do.
The CimuuiiA BOAV nnd CTJIUIIIIA iit : < oi >
\r.tte nro each worth ten timed thu prlcu nt
which the y nro sold , I have nnvfr used any
other toilet i > oap In my IIOUBO Hlnco I bought
the llrst cake of your CUTICUIIA I wonld
Ira Inhuman aa wall as imnnuefnl ulionM I fall
to uponK well of nndroccommend your Cirncti *
HA Hr.jiiUJiKi. to ovc'ry aullerer who came in my
reach. 1 have apor.uof It and shall continue to
npenk of it from thn puipH. In the homea , nnd
In the Ktreeta. I'niymi ; that you may live Ions ,
and do others the name amount of good you
have done mo and my child , I remain yours
Krntcrullv , ( Ittsv. ) C. N. MANNING ,
llox 33 , At worth , U n.
Outloura Ktiniuttlos.
Are sold everywhere. Price : CUTICUIIA. , Me ;
HOAI % 2. % : ] ( KSOI < VIKT : , tl. Vrcpnrod by the
1'OlTKn Dltllll ti CftKUIUAI. CO. , IlDklTO.V.
nr-Hend for "How to Cure fikin Disease , " 01
to lllnatrutloiw , and 100 tosUmonlaln.
fl'I.BS , black-heads , chapped aud oily WD
- Full of comfort for nil 1'nin * . In
"llatiimatlou , und \Vonkncss of the
jAjjed ir the CUTIUUA AHTI-I'AIN
AAfejiVl'iiiBrKit , the llrst and only valu
klllliiK. ttirongthenliiK phutor , New , Iniuuuu-
oaiosud , InfallltJlu.i