Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 14, 1889, Part I, Page 3, Image 3

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And Showed a Disposition to Camp
on Rooho's Trail.
Thn County Attorney Iintrttcltl to
ICxnvnlno Hooks That llnvo
Never Ilosn In Hxmtoitco
Tlio County CominlRnlonorn.
The county commissioners mot m regular
tcssion yesterday afternoon. Present ,
Messrs. Mount , Tumor , Anderson and Cor-
It bccfimo evident early m the proceedings
that Anderson was loaded for boar nnd spoilIng -
Ing for n light. His first attack wus on
CoUnty Clerk Roche , nnd was In tno form of
a resolution Instructing the county attorney
to examine thn books In the ofllco of the
county clerk nnd report It nil the records
required by law nro being kept up.
Commissioner Turner nslted what books
wcro referred to , und was Informed by Mr.
Anderson thnt thn book containing the clerk's
account with the county treasurer wus th o
ono ho hud In mind.
Mr. Rocho hero took the lloor nnd ox-
plnmed that no such record had ever boon
kept In this county , and bosnul , furthoK that
ho was now keeping up tlio books which had
never been kept In the ofllco boforo.
During the clerk's explanation Anderson
tried several time to choke him oft by read
ing from the statutes und gesticulating
vrlldlv , but Rocho kept cm until ho hnu lln-
Ifthcd what he had to say.
The resolution wus finally adopted.
It seems there wns an understanding
some time 0 0 by which the treasurer waste
to straighten up the delinquent taxes , nnd
that-tho clerk would begin keeping there-
cord with the currontterm. The treasurer's
report.has Just been rendered , so that the
bonk in question could not have been posted
before this.
Anderson's next movn was to Introduce a
resolution directing the county attorney teen
on once begin legnl proceedings ngntnst the
sheriff to compel him to uiuko his report to
the commissioners.
'Ihis resolution wns also adopted.
A communication wns received from
Architect Myers asking for a remittance of
$500 on account. It wns referred to the
committco on construction.
The register ot dceus asked for nutnority
to repair the awnings to his windows. Re
A petition was received n&klng for the ap
pointment of u constable for the north dis
trict of Florence.
The insane board reported that they had
found that Mrs. Sndlo Glldorsleeve , now in
the county jail on a cnargo of insanity , wns
110til rcsulcntof this state , nnd recommended
that she bo scut to her homo in Now Jersey.
The recommendation was adopted.
S. I. Pope & Co. submitted a bill of
plumbing material furnished for the county
Infirmary builcling'umounting to $3,251.93.
The bill was approved by Superintendent
Coots. Referred to committco on construc
Drs. Leo und Robert presented a bill for autopsy performed by direction of the
coroner , amounting to $ J5. Referred to
finance committee.
The superintendent of the Institute for
Feeble Minded Youth presented a bill for
$2J.5 against the county. Referred.
A. B. Sewers asked for a refund of $10.50
on his tuxes. Referred.
Gibson , Miller & Richardson presented i\
bill $300.20 for stationery , etc. Referred.
Notice wus received from the clerk of the
United States district court to appear before
the commissioners on postoflleo site. Re
ferred to the county attorney.
Supcrlntcnbcnt Coots uskcd that the con
tractors be directed to proceed at once m
the matter of changing the floors in the
county building.
Mrs. Clark , matron of the Open Door , appeared
poared before the board nnd akod for trans
portation for a woman and child to Chicago
and for another woman to her home in Cass
county. Both requests were granted.
A number of bills for work on roads und
bridges were Introduced and referred to the
committco on roads. The quarterly reports
of the register of deeds was received and re
ferred to llnancc committee. The following
showing wus made :
( Total receipts for quarter. $6,584.05
Total expenditure * 3.036.50
Surplus for quarter $3,047.35
The quarterly report of the county clerk
wib received , showing the total receipts to
Uo (1,093.05 arid a baliyico on hand of | 55.Ri. (
Referred to mmnco committco.
The Boml-unuual report of the county
treasurer wus also received and referred to
the ilnuncn cominsttee. Following Is u sum-
1 mary of the report :
On hand January 1,1SS9 $141,817.43
Tuxes collected 4011,071.13
School land , principal G50.K
School land , interest 1,025.80
'School land , lease 10.3 $
Miscellaneous collections 11,378.5'J
Miscellaneous fees. . . . . -107,5 ;
Omaha city tuxes collected 871.21
Hospital building , principal 19,720.00
Hospital building , interest 2,0.10.03 ,
Received from atuto for school UD-
portionment 44,981.44 *
Received from state for collecting
state taxes , . . . . ! l,205.89 ,
Redemption money collected 17,484-li
Received frotn"Justico"unknoivn ) 3.00
Received on feus on apportionment ,
fund and not reported 1.23
Total 030,993.35
iisjUii9imNT8. )
Warrants redeemed $175,411.09
Warrants redeemed , hospital fund :12,430.5II :
Puld to Btuto treasurer ltO,20.ri,47 !
VaiU to school districts 31,074.24
Puld to school bond districts 457.57
Paid to village treasurers. . . ; 24(1.17 (
Paid to city treasurer , Florence. . . 181.10
Puld to city treasurer. Omaha 5,294.23
Pmd to city troasurerSouth Omulm 9,411,70
Redemption money 17,305 , Of
Road supervisor receipts redeemed l,3SO.Ot
Salaries paid , treasurer nnd assis
tants 8.750.1K
Total C410U10.77
Balance on hand July 1 , 1SS9 234.tiUi.5f :
The DlBiulvnntftKoa Which Alnnjr o
Them Expcrlrnoft.
The question of districting the schools of
Omaha , with the object und hone of relieving
the overcrowded condition of some of 'thorn ,
is demanding the attention of u special com
mittco of tlio board of education , composed
of Messrs , Millard , Spaldlng , Suvlllo , Reca
and McConnell. The problem is cot ono of
easy solution. Many of the schools are
adly overcrowded und the work of changing
pupils from ono school to another , to relieve
the crowded schools U u big undertaking.
? ho bonrd is nt present renting rooms nt tlio
Hickory , Pncillo , Ilurtman , Dupout , Long
nnd Central Park schools. The Central 1'urk
end llartiuau schools are being relieved by
the building of additions. Six rooms are
being rented nt the Uartuiau school , A two-
room addition is being huiliund It Is proposed
to move two of the-nildltion buildings to the
Uartman from the Lcavcuworth school , this
ciuklug It necessary to rent but two rooms
at the Hartuiun building for tlo : cotntugycur.
The Hartman can nUo ho ollovcd by send
ing aomo of the pupils now utte uling It to
the Center , Custcllur und Pueillo schools. It
ic alro proposed to send some of the Leavun-
\vorth school pupils to the Mason school ,
maktiiK room thereby ut the Lcuvenworth
for some of the Hartman pupltv. The now
school on Park nvcnuo U ulrondy crowded.
Bk U also the Uupont school. Hy changing
eomo of the Park nchool pupils to the Makon
oehool room will ho inudo nt the Park to no-
cominodato the ovorllow from the Uupont
ichool. The committed has not yet taken
any dfJalto ucliou m the matter.
lint Night's Storm ,
A rain and wind storm of considerable
magnitude visited this city about nlno
o'clock last night , accompanied by thunder
nnd lightning to on nlariulup extent. Many
persons feared that a uycionti wus coming ,
lut tbo wind noon subsided without doing
great Unma o ,
They Will AMPtnblo In Convention In
Ihm City To-Ony.
The Ccjitrnl Vcrnln of the Nntlonnl Tlntt-
dcutclicrs will assemble In Omnhn In fifth
nnnunl convention to-day , continuing In ses
sion ftfur days. Delegates from Chicago , St.
Ubtlls , Knnsfts City , Denver nnd other points
will bo In attendance , nnd business of con-
slderublo Importance will bo transacted , nnd
n KCiiornl good tmlo given the visiting dolo-
gnte during tholr stay In this city.
A Plnttdoutsch society wns organized In
Omnhn five years npo. nnd hna now about
ono hundred and llfty members , whllo the
societies In otlior parts of the stuto numbar
about five hundred. The ofllcora of the
Omnhn society uro Henry Anderson , presi
dent ; Peter Lout , secretary , nnd Joliu Hush ,
treasurer. The ofllcers of tno voroln
nro Gcorpo T. Tcarks. of Chicago , president ;
Paul Docltondorf , of Dcnvnr , vice president ;
Henry Elpor , of Omnhn. treasurer ; W.'Hoit-
mun , of Chicago , recording secretary ; John
Jacouson. of Omaha , financial secretary.
The objects of the society nro to care for
the sick und dependent survivors of dccoascd
brothers. A certain sum is allotted to sick
brothers nnl nn assessment of ? l per mom-
bur is in ado upon the death of n member.
The Central vcrclii ut this convention will
devise ways uud means of Increasing Its
The locil vcroin ha arranged nn ex
cellent programme for the entertainment of
their visiting brothers. To-day they give nn
old fnshlonnd picnic nt Rusor'a ' park , where
Use old time Gorman gomes und sports will
bo enjoyed. There will bo a tournament ,
und the successful knight who carries off the
prcatest number of rings on Ills
luiico will crown the queen of love nnil
boaut.v. The women will try their agility by
running over bundles of straw whllu holding
tin egg In n spoon. The younjj people will
also liavo their sports und fun , nnd prizes
will bo awarded to the winners of all con
Monday , Tussduy and Wednesday will bo
ilcvotud to business , and before louvlniz
Onmhu the delegates to the Central Vcrcln
will bo shown over the city nnd suburbs by
the proper committees.
A. 110 Y KlIjIjIOD.
A Mlllnnt Ln l Horribly Mnnglcil by
n Train.
The 10:30 o'clock Union Pncillo train yester
day morning ran ever ? md killed a boy named
Krotchwlll ut Millard. The lad was 12 years
of ago. He stood on a flat car us the train
rushed by , lost his balance , foil ben eatli the
wheels , nnd was horribly mangled.
Coroner Drexel wont to the scone of the
accident last night and hold nn inquest. The
testimony developed that the boy had boon
stealing a riuc on a tram of freight cars
which were being switched on to the side
truck ut Van Dorn's elevator. The train
gave n jerk untl the boy was thrown between
the curs , crushing his breast nnd ribs into u
pulp. The verdict was that ho "cutue to his
death by beiug run over by the cars ; uo ouo
to blame. "
The Merited Death of a Uloort-Thiwty
Julius Schlauss , the janitor of Ccrmnnta
hull , in this city , has received fui thor news
of tlio horrible murder of hi.s little duughtor
and four otucrs near Helena , Mont. , of
, vhich nn uccount appeared in Tin ; BEE'S
dispatches two weeks ago.
Uy private letter from ono of the dotco-
, ivcs , who is working up the case , Mr.
Sohlauss lo.irnod that two of the supposed
murderers had already been arrested. Ono
f them is a mun who wus formerly cook for
no of the murdered families , and the other
s u notorious western crook named
The murder occurred about the middle of
June on tno Judith river , not far from
Helena , Mont. , two men , two women und
Schlaush' Httlo five-year-old girl being tlio
victims. They were killed wht'o ' in CIIUID for
the purpose of robbery.Iho bodies wcro not
found until Juno 20. The day following the
llnrting of the bodies Wilbor was nrrosted
Tor the crime and the evidence of his guilt
was so strong tlmt the unfortunate man
hung himself in his cell.
An eyc-wltnoss' uccount of the murderer's
suicide says : "It was a blood-curdling termi
nation of the career of the wretch who
liad perpetrated the most bloody deed
in the history of Montana.riho spectacle
wns ono that none who would wish to see
again. Hanging as though transllxed to the
iron bar of his cell was the body of the mur
derer. Ho bad torn a wide strip off his
blanket nnd tied it as n loop near the celling
of his cell. For a hangman's rope ho toro u
strip off his pillow slip which was made of
now and heavy cotton. With his silk hand
kerchief ho tied his right wrist and ankle to
gether. Ho then put his head into tno pre
pared noose , his body still reclining on the
bed. Ho put his loft unklo into a slip knot
and tied his loft wrist to it. Both feet were
drawn up so they would uot touch the lloor
when ho fell. IIo then rolled himself off his
bed una was soon dead.
"Rumors were rife that VVilber. hud been
lynched until the particulars of his suicide
were known , for nil know that lie was a dan
gerous character and hud led u , lifo of
crimo. "
Detcttlves from Nebraska have been em
ployed by relatives of sonio of the inurdorcd
people who formerly lived In this mate und
it seems very likely that nil who were im
plicated in this horrible deed will soon bo
brought before the bar of justice.
Tno Glroulnr Issued Hy the Stnto
Development Association.
On July 12 a mooting of the Nebraska
various boards of trndo wa s held in this city ,
und nn association wns organized , the object
of which is to advertise Nebraska , The fol
lowing circular explains itself :
Nob. . July 12 , 1S59. To the Hoards of Trade
and Kindred Organisations of Nebraska
Gentlemen ; Wo taku pleasure lu inform ing
you that a permanent organization was
effected by the State Development conven
tion , hold In the uxchungo room of the
Qnmha board of trade , ou Juno 2U , which Is
to buknown as the Nebraska Development
association. The object of which Is to ad-
vertUo Nebraska nnd develop its Industries
nnd resources. The association to bo con
trolled by a board of managers , consisting
of fifteen persons selected at annual meet
ings.A .
A constitution and by-laws have beer
formulated nnd adopted , ana onlcors electee
for the first year as follows :
George W. I.tnlnger , president , Omaha
E. 1C. Vr.lontlno , vice president , West Point ;
W. N. Nuson , secretary , Omaha ; J. F. Hal-
linger , assistant secretary , Hustings ; J , R ,
Clark , treasurer , Lincoln.
Directors C. E. UijUor , Beatrice , Gage
county ; R. U. Wlndhara , Plnttsmouth , Cas
county ; H. T. Clarke , Omaha. Douglas
county ; H. L. Wood , Nebraska City , Otoe
couutv ; T. P. Knnnard. Lincoln , Lancaster
county ; O , H. Willnrd , Hebron. Thayer
county ; J , 0. Allen , McCook , Red Willow
county ; Joel Hull , Mlndon Kearney county ;
lion S. Baker , Fairbury , Jefferson county
M. A. Hurtlgan , Hastings , Adams county
L. D. Rleliardu , Fremont , Dodge county.
C. M. Judil. Kearney , Uuffalo county ; C. A.
Putdam , Chailron , Daws county ; J. Craw
ford , West Point , Cumlng county ; C. H.
Cornell , Valentino , Cherry county ,
Vice presidents Euclid Martlu , Omaha ,
Douglas county ; M. A. Dilworth , Kearney
Buffalo county ; J. 1C Mathcwu , Champion
Chase county ; Ray Nye , Fremont , Dodge
enmity ; M. L. TrosUjr , L'ncoln ' , Lancaster
county ; Thomas Calfer , McCook , Red W1L
low county ; \V. H. Weiss , Hebron , Thayer
county ; P. O. Hoillund , Center , Clay county ;
James A. Ullno , Mlndon , Kearney county.
Undnr Uiu rules of the association , eacl
county 1'HVlnt ' ; trade organizations Is ontltloc
to ono vice president nnd representative In
this association. The fco prescribed by the
constitution uud by-lawnj to bo paid by cnct
Individual association , la ? 10 , which auioun
should bo remitted with the name of vice
lircnldonU selected as early as possible , us it
U desired to perfect und complete arrange
mouta , iinJ immediately commence opera
Counties wticro no board of trade organ
Uatlonn exUl should organize one and iden
tify themselves with this movement , whlel
promise * to bo ono of unusual Importance
nnd every organization now or ncreafte
lde Utlod with this association or Interestot
iuil iuuts should at once remit the pres
cribed fee of ten dollars ( $10) ) to the secre
tary nnd appoint a strong finance commlltco
to collect funds for the mnlnUlncnco and (
iromotion of t.ho objects of the association
nil Its ncco isnry expenses.
Representatives of railroad lines wcro ap
pointed members of the bonrd of managers
as follows :
J. R. Buchanan , of thu Fremont , Elkhorn
& Missouri Vnlloy railroad ; J. Francis , of the
lurllngton & Missouri rallrouit ; W. P. Rob-
nson , of the St. Joo& Grand Island railroad ;
I. C. Townscntl , of the Missouri PiicIHo rail-
oad ; E. L. Lonuv , of the Union Pacific
nllroad : John Sebastian , of the Chicago ,
Cnnsas& Northern ; T. W. Tcnsdalo , of the
Chicago & St. Paul railroad.
Who hnvo promised tholr hearty co-opera-
Ion in promotion of Its objects , and have nl-
oady arranged for harvest excursion trains
rom Minnesota , lown , Illinois , Wisconsin
and Missouri. * o all points la Nebraska at
no faro for the round trip , on dates ns fol-
owa : August Oand 20 , September 10 and
4 and October 8. Tickets , good for
hlrty days , with stop ever privileges
at points in Nebraska , colng or ro-
u ruing. Which Information should bo
vldoly dlstrlbuhxl , bv moans of which
housnndD of people from the slates above
nnmcd will avail themselves of this opportu-
ilty to sco Nebraska , that otherwise would
not. ,
Ono of the cheapest nnil most powerful
ncnns of securing immigration is for pcoplo
o write to their friends nnd local papers
nst , giving date and cost of round trip to
Nebraska on thosn harvest trains , and nilvls-
ng them that If they will como west you
vill show thorn nnd grander and richer
country than they over saw where lands are
cheap. G. W. LiNisaiu : , President.
W. N. NASOK , Secretary.
The nowsp.ipersof Nebraska are requested.
o' publish the above circular.
Pi of. P. Waldoustrom , D. D. Ph S. , of
Stockholm , Sweden , is making a tour of the
United States and will bo hero July 23. The
lector la u member of congress In Stock-
lolm and Is n very talented nnd eloquent
nan. Tho'dogreoof D. D. wns conforreu
upon him by Yule college lust Juno. Ho bus
) ccn engaged for the last thvco years m
r.inslating the bible from Hebrew to
Roddy Johnson cot $12 nnd costs , nnd
George Wilson $15 nnd costs In Judge Urrka's
court yesterday , for Inrcony. Five other
vagrants und ten common drunks wcro dls-
> osod of , some gcttinir light lines and others
iclngdischargcd wltliout lino.
The Good Samaritan Social club gnvo a
moonligut picnic to its members nnd their
friends nt Hanscom Park , Friday evening.
\bout thirty couples wcro present , spending
, ho evening pleasantly nnd enjoying the
ofrcshuicnts , music and dancing.
M. R Davoy , of Lincoln , i nt , the Murray.
H. H. Campbell , of Osceola , is at the Ar
L. F. Herry , of Fremont , is at the Mil-
P. W. Hemich , of Columbus , Is at the
P. A. Heubuor , of Norfolk , is registered at
the Murray.
A. F. Ntrus , of Nebraska City , Is regls-
.crcd nt the Millard.
Mrs. Neimans und child , of Schuylor , are
jucsta at the Murray.
L. O. Wlttinei-and wife , of Chicago , nro
guests ut the Barker.
Lieutenant W. A. Mercer , U. S. A. , Is a
juest at the Pnston.
G. H. Clark und Miss t * . Clark , of Lincoln ,
are guests ut the Pnxton. '
O. J. Cooper , of SC Joseph , is among the
late arrivals at the Barker.
J. N. Peoblos , of Decatur , and G. S. Har
ris , of Pcndor , are stopping at the Millard.
M. T. Linslil , H. A. Tcbbotts , E. P. Wells
anil G. F. W. Schwuko , of Lincoln , arc at
the Paxton.
George B. Wnkefleld , who has been
seriously 111 for the last few weeks with
typhoid fever , Is convalescing.
Robert B. Daloy , of Tckatmtti ; A. K. Hum
phreys , of Stanton , and J. A. Harmon , of
O'Neill , ure registered at the Arcade.
E. H. Fawcctt , A. S. Tibbots. B. F.
Perlnco nnd wife and J. R. Briuker and
wife , of Lincoln , are jniests nt the Millard.
Eugene Mooro. of West Point ; W. H. Kll-
liKiirand J. M. Gallachur , of Auburn , and
George W. Waluwright , of Blair , are nt the
Charles H , May. of Fremont ; E. .T. Force ,
of Louisville ; J. P. Dunham , of Sewurd , and
V. C. Shlckloy , of Geneva , uro registered at
the Paxton.
Tarso Gordon of Ravenna ; J. L. Chamber
lin , of Louisville ; J. H. Chambers , of Beat
rice ; P T. Buckley nnd John Buckley , sr. ,
of Strombcrgan , uro stopping at thn Arcade.
Uuitcd titntcs District Attorney Prltchott
loaves to-day for New York to servo personal
notices on parties resident in that state who
uro concerned in the condemnation proceed
ings of the postoflicu site.
the I'ostonicc.
Custodian Jordan yesterday opened the
bids for painting the rooms of the postoflluo.
Three bids were submitted , as follows :
Henry Lehman , $3'J5 ; Omaha Paint and
Color company , $527 ; Board Bros. , 5J95.
The Curious Side of I-nfo.
An undertaker in Madrid , who lived
ever his shop , ono night gave a . grand
ball. At the hoijrbt of the festivities
a yontlomiin in full evening dress joined
the company. Ho danced with the
hostess and her daughter , ho danced
with the guests. Ho seemed to enjoy
himself thoroughly. The undertaker
thought ho recognized the face , but
didn't like to bo rude nnd ask the
btrunger's nnmo. By und by nil the
guests departed und only the unknown
wns loft.
"Shall I Bond for a cab for you ? " said
the host , at last.
' 'No , thank you ; I'm staying in the
house. "
"Staying in the house ! Who are you ,
sir ? "
"Why , don't you know mo ? I'm the
corpse thnt wus brought in this after
noon. "
The undertaker in horror rushed to
the mortuary chamber , where in Spain
it is usual for the dead to bo removed.
The collin was empty. Hla wlfo and
daughter had beeu dnncing with'n
But it turned out that the gentleman
had only boon in a trunco , nnd had sud
denly recovered. Hearing the revelry
above , and being possessed of a keen
though ghastly sense of humor , ho had
got out of his collin and joined the fes
tive party. Ho waa presentable , for in
Spain the dead are generally buried in
full evening dress.
Jn the Himalayas.
The death of Father Damien has
drawn niton lion to leper settlements in
various parts of the world , and it is well
not tooverlook English men and women
who , in India and elsewhere , are prov
ing to bo true friends of the leper , says
the Pall Moll Gazette. "A few days
ago , " writes n correspondent of a Man
chester paper , " ! mot Rev. Henry Coloy ,
of Almora. Ho bays there is n leper
settlement near him , in the Himalaya
mountains , where there nro on an average -
ago 107 Inmates , in addition to others
wno oven in their misery prefer free
dom In tholr own village homes to the
moro regular comfort provided in the
asylum. Roforing to those lepers , Rev ,
J. Hewlett , M. A. , who ( like Mr. Coloy )
labors in connection with the London
Missionary society , enys thnt recently
ho welcomed to church fellowship nine
ty-six of these lepers , who , under God ,
owed all to the instruction given and
the brotherly help shown by another
Englishman , Kov. John Henry Duddon.
I do not want to pluck ono flower from
the gruvo of tbo Belgian nriost on the
shores of Molokajbutl think wo should
not overlook the work which ia being
done so well by agents of the English
free churches in various parts of the
world. "
Qonornl Brlabln's Rocollootlons of
the Late Simon ( JnYnoron. )
- iani
Tlio I''nrmors Preferred 'Ills ' Notes to
Gold How Ho llt pj l Young
Men Ills ItcInttonH With
J nines Jluclljjijftti.
A Grnnd Old Man.
"Simon Ciunoron , of Pennsylvania , Is
dead. " So rends the Associated Prosb
dispatch. Only six words to toll the
tale , but what ivssoclntlons the name of
Simon' Cameron calls up. Born before
the present century bogr.n , for tnoro
tlmn llfty ycnrs ho wns n central figure
in American politics and his nnino wns
ns fivmilinr to tlio American people as of Jackson , Cltvy , Calhoun , Webster -
stor and Bontonwho were hla'compoors.
I luivo known Simon Cameron all my
llfo and ho was forty years old when I
was 'born. One of my earliest recol
lections is that of Bccln'g General Cam
eron come to Ballofonto , where his
daughter , Mrs. Judge Burnsldos , lived ,
lie was then president of the Middle-
town bank and Ubod to bring a trunk
full of gold with him to exchange for
Mlddlotown bank notes. Ho was very
shrewd and understood the nature of
our Pennsylvania-Gorman farmers per
fectly. They believed Cameron's Mid-
dlotown bank notes wore just ns good as
gold and preferred them to all other
money. This was when wo had many
wildcat banks in the state and it was
something to have a bank that was re
liable. Every your Cameron came to
Bollefonto to see his daughter and
would then redeem" many of the
honrdod Middlotown bank notes
as ho could got the Gorman farmers to
give up. They hnd stockings filled with
Middlciown money and so It happened
that when the country wns Hooded with
bad money and shin plasters , ns they
wcro called , which sold for twelve cents
on the dollnr , the notes of one bank
made so by the honest name of one man
Simon Cameron. I printed a little
country pnpor then just across the street
from Judge Burnsido's residence and
when up in Bollofonto on his annual
visit to his daughter , every morning
after ho had eaten his breakfast , Gen
eral Cameron would come over to my
ollico and read the dicliltnges. I was
vorv poor ana the olflcb hiid not a single
comfortable chair in d'JJlndecd there
wcro only two chairs ofjiuly kind. I re
member borrowing f rojn.a lawyer's ollico
near by an arm chair FO that tno gen
eral might be more cdfrifortablo while
reading , and that chalV1 wus the best in
vestment I over madeIt was a little
act of courtesy , but tlto'groat man no
ticed it and snoko of"ib. Nor did ho
ever forgot it. If every inch of wood
in that chair had becnjaihundrod dollar
Mi'ddlotown bank noteib , would not have
returned mo as much us Simon Cameron
has since then. . ,
Of course , I was a Cameron man , and
anyone who know the dl'd gentleman as
I did could not hqlp bonr , ( ( a Cameron
man. Ho was doliiri ] ftil to con verso
with , and so full of , 'storXes and interest
ing reminiscences of bygone days that
I loved to eit and listen to him. General -
oral Jackson was his friend , and ho
would talk for hours about Wobbler ,
Clay , Calhouu. Bentun and many other
One day , sneaking of Calhoun , no
told mo the following remarkable story.
I have related it before , but so long ago
that most people who read it then must
bo dead , and it will not bo stale now.
General Cameron wns not present at
the table when Calhoun told of his
dream , but ho vouched for the correct
ness of the narrative. Ho said :
"It was during the nullification days
when Calhoun was preaching disunion
and old Andy Jackson was vowing by
the Eternal ho would hang Ciilhoun
and his crowd of dibalTectod nullifiers
if they did not stop. One morning
Calhoun came down to the breakfast
table looking pale and worried , as
well ho might , for those were hot
days for him. lie sat down
at a table where several other gentlemen -
mon wore eating , among them Toomijs
of Georgia , who was then quite a young
man. It was observed that Cahoun
kept frequently rubbijig his right hand
and would brush the pack of it with his
left in a nervous and excited manner.
"Does your hand pain you , Mr. Cul-
hounV" asked Mr. Toombs , in his most
dignified manner.
"No , sir , " replied Calhoun , seemingly
annoyed at the question and nt the fact
that ho had attracted the attention of
others by his strange actions. Then ,
after a few moments' silence , ho added :
"Pshaw ! It was nothing but a dream
and I should not mind it. "
"Pray what did you dream , Mr. Cal
houn'1" ! inquired Toombs , with a show
of interest. '
"I dreamt last night , " said Mr. Cal
houn , "that I had a large black spot on
the back of my 'right hand ; a largo
spot , black as ink , but of course it was
only an optical delusion in u dream.
You see there is no spot there , " and ho
hold out his hand for them to look
at it. "
"But there Is , " said one of his ac
quaintances , jokingly , "instantly Cal
houn turned deadly pnlo and could got
his brouth with difliculty. After the
laugh which the remark had occasioned
had subsided and thffothors had assured
him there was no spiH'on his hand , ho
became composed unA uid :
"How foolish to lot'fiueh ' things annoy
us , but mine wns cerlnihly u most singu
lar dream. " . { ' ! > -
"What was your dream like , may I
ask , " said Toombs. . "i-am not supersti
tious about dreams , but < yoinotiinL-a they
luivo a great deal. of meaning in
them. " | l ( f
"Then you had bottorhearitToombs , , ,
for you are in the , j
SAMK iioAT rrn SIB , "
said Calhoun , but hopausod. ;
Of course the cm'ioaHy of the whole
company was by thiif tiuio aroused , and
they all bogged MrrCalhouu to relate
his dream to them. * >
Again Mr , Calhoun A brushed the back
of his right hand with his loft , and
than said :
"Last night I was very tired , ns I had
boon busy all day , I wont to my room
lute , but late as it was I had some letters -
tors to ivrito. One , a very important
ono to an old friend abput this unfor
tunate difference between South Carolina
lina and the president. So I took olT
my coat and fell to writing at once , I
suppose I must have fallen asleep over
my dcslc , for I was surprised to see a
stranger enter n > y room and takea seat
opposite to mo near my tablo. As I
raised my head the stranger looked ut
mo and asked :
"What are you writing there , senator
from South Carolina11" !
Amazed ut the Granger's impudence ,
I-was about to reply by asking "What
business Is It of yours , sir ? " but some
thing restrained mo.
I looked the stranger ever caroully ( <
nnd saw ho was n largo and powerful
man , of most dignified bearing , Hokopt
his fnco from mo , nnd was wrapped up
in a thin cloak , such ns they were dur
ing the Revolution ,
"What tire you writing , senator from
South Carolina ? " again asked the voice.
"A letter U ) a friend proposing n plan
for the dissolution of the American Un
ion in certain contingencies , " 1 replied.
"Senator from South Carolina , lot mo
look nt your right hand , " and ns the
stranger spoke ho rose and
I had no power to refuse htm ,
"Look at your right hand , sir , " the
stranger continued.
1 looked , nnd there wns n Inrgo black
blotch on the back of it.
"What is HV" I inquired.
"That , " ho said , 'Ms the nmrlc by
which Benedict Arnold is known In the
other world where I como from. " Mr.
Culhoun's agitation had now become
extreme , and wns shared in by the whole
"Go on , man , for heaven's snuo , go
on , " cried Toombs , "what wns the out
come of this strange droamV"
"I looked up , gentlemen , nnd thoro.
before mo , stood George Washington. "
said Calhoun , with an effort. "Ills
cloak hud fallen oft' , and IhAro wns no
mistaking the face nnd llguro before
mo. It wns tlio
IIo wns dressed In his revolutionary
costume , such as you sco up in tlio
patent oillco. " ' "So , senator from
South Carolina , ' " ho asked , ' " you would
use thnt right hand to sign n paper de
claring the union dissolved. " ' * 'If
they oppress my state , yes , ' " I an
swered. " 'But only In certain contin
gencies of the most urgent nntiiro , ' " I
added , seeing him frown.
" 'Look nt you bund now,1" ho''svid.
"I did look , nnd the blnek spot was rod
as blood. "
' . 'Ho said no more , but drawing from
beneath his cloak a small skeleton , laid
it on the panor where I had been writ
ing , und bald : 'There are the bones of
Isaac liny no ho was n South Carolin
ian , and so are ybu , but there was no
blotch on his hand,1 und with that ho
vanished into' thin nir. I started
up from contact with the skeleton before
fore mo , and in doing so nearly upset
ray chair nnd awoke. I linu fallen
asleep ever my tnblo and dreamed.
But really wns it not u most remarkable
dronni'i" ' nnd Mr. Ciilhoun rubbed the
back of his right hand and looked at it
This was the whole story and that
Calhoun did have a dream and relnto it
just ns it occurred there is no doubt ,
but that there ever was n red or black
splotch upon the back of his right hand
is n humbug. Some years afterwards a
sensational writer got up a cock nnd
bull story saying that while Calhoun
was rotating his dream the red splotch
reappeared on the buck ol his hand nnd
remained there and was then on Cal-
houu's hand as largo as a silver dollar ,
but thn correspondent lied nnd there
never was a spot on Calhouu's hand , but
the dream worried him for some time ,
though Uo never again referred to it to
any ono.
Simon Cameron wns
and thought him in many respects the
ablest statesman wo had. In 1821 , when
only twenty-six years of ago , lie wrote a
strong letter , urging Pennsylvania to
favor the nomination of Calhoun for
president , but the tide for General
Jackson was too strong , and Cameron ,
of course , yielded to It. When he did
go to Jackson it was with a rush , and
his zeal at once attracted the notice of
the old hero , who became his friend.
When Jackson's first term was about to
expire he was greatly embarrassed on
account of a foolish letter ho had written -
ton , saying ho would not run again. At
General Baton's request Cameron , who
was then building thoLakoPonchartrain
canal at Now Orleans , was sent for , and
TTackbon laid before him his embarrass
ment. Ho said ho thought when ho
ran the first time he never would want
to run again , and ho had not changed
his mind , but circumstances had arisen
since his first election by which his
first term would bo a failure unless ho
was ro-elccted. Ho could not go back
on his letter , and thought the best
thing that could bo done was to secure
some good marl who would carry out his
ideas of reform. "But the people want
you to carry out your own reforms , gen
eral , " said Cameron.
'How can I , in the face of my letter ,
accept another nomination ) " ' inquired
Jackson , tartly.
"Oh fix that ' ' "
, wo can 'easily enough ,
juuntily replied the young Scotchman ,
"tho country needs you and you have
no right to refuse to servo it. "
"Refuse to servo my country , sir ! "
roared Jackfaod , "whore , when and how
did I over do such a thing ? "
"You never did , and you just stick to
that letter and leave the rest to your
friends until the right time comes ,
when you must give in and again obey
your country's demand for your ser
vices , "
Cameron then posted ever to Harrisburg -
burg , where the legislature was in ses
sion. Ho drew up a long series of reso
lutions requesting Jackson to run
again , and had the legislature pass
them. Other legislatures did the same
was created for Old Hickory which
oven he could not have withstood if ho
hud tried. The letter was a thing of
the past and no longer an obstacle in
Jackson's way. Ho never forgot the
service Cameron rendered him.
Cameron was only forty-six yonrfl old
when ho first wont to the United States
senate from Pennsylvania in 1815. Ho
had been in the canvass of 1844 when
James K. Polk and Guorgo M. Dallas
ran on the ono side and Henry Clay
and Frolinghuyson on the other. Folk
and Dallas wore elected and James Bu
chanan , then u Honator from Pennsyl
vania , yms invited by Mr. Polk to bo
his secretary of stato. Cameron had
helped to elect Buchanan to the senate ,
but with lua usual egotism Buchanan
had forgotten who made him. Vhon
ho got Mr. Polk'a letter Inviting him
into the cabinet ho sent for Simon Cam
eron and tiskcd his opinion. Ho said :
"Polic wants mo for his aecratary of
stato. What do you think about It ?
Should I accept ? Cameron , who know
all about Polk's letter and that Bu
chanan was tickled to death at the idea
of being invited into the cabinet , ro-
pllod :
"CertainlyMr , Buchanan , you should
accept so great an honor. "
"If I do , " said Buchanan , in his moat
dignified and pompous manner , "It will
leave the United States sonatorshiD
from Pennsylvania vacant and wo must
try to llnd * a suitable man who will fill
the place with credit uad honor to our
great state , sir.1'
"Yes , I have been thinking about
that , Mr. Buchanan , " soplied Cameron ,
"and I think 1 know u man who would
suit. "
"Who. then , would succeed mo as
senator ? " asked Buchanan , putting a
heavy emphasis on the "mo. "
" I think Simon Cameron would bo
about the right man , " said Simonwith
out changing the tone of his voice ,
Buchanan blurted , 'Ho was umazed ,
Ho had not thought of young Siuiou's
mbitlon , and evidently hud some one
else in mind for the plnco. Ho said not
award. There was blood in the Scotch
man's eye , and ho did not care to en
counter him ,
Cnmoron wns elected , but ho and Mr.
Buohntmn were never friends alter that
intorviow. Cameron could not have
been the friend of such n man ns
Buchanan , but ho loved the frank and
fiery Calhoun. sturdy old Jackson , gentle -
tlo Henry Clay , and , above nil , the
simple but .groat nature of Abraham
Lincoln. Often hay ho talked
to mo about these men , and
told mo things about thorn
I never know or hoard of boforo. I
wo ild love to repeat some of these
anecdotes Illustrative of the character
of our great dead , but space forbids mete
to do so hero. Mr , Cameron became
known throughout the nation for his
kindness to young men. There are
hundreds , I might say thousands , of
men living in the United States to-day
who ewe their first start in life to Simon
Cameron and 1 am ono of thorn. Ho
would do almost anything to help a
young follow along , often
simply on his note. I asked him ono
day if ho did not lose a great deal of
money by his generosity to young men.
"No , " ho replied , "you will bo aston
ished when I toll you I hardly over lose
anything that way. I am a pretty good
judge of human nature and when I see
a young fellow who is honest and has
snap in him struggling along I help him
a little and ho always pays mo back.
Some follows I have helped are now
largo business men and oflon put money
In my pocket so if I lo o anything on
oao follow I am pretty sure to make it
up on another. "
The last time I saw General Cameron
wns some years ago at his homo on the
Susquohaiinu. I had dined with him ,
ami when 1 wont to como away ho
asked mo :
"Whon will you bo east again ? "
"Not for about four years , " I replied.
"I am going away out to Montana. "
"Ahi four years is a long time , espec
ially to an old man like mo , " ho siiid ,
and thon.nddod after a pause : "I may
not eeo yiJu again. " .
"I hope you will live to see mo many
times , general , and I am sure you will ,
for vou are looking halo and hearty , " I
replied. ,
"Yes , but you forgot I am an old man
and that four years is a long time in an
old man's lifo. How old are you , now ? "
ho suddenly inquired.
I gave him my ago and ho said :
"Bless you , boy. you have not begun
to live yet. You won't enjoy life until
you got past fifty , and then ono of your
chief interests in lifo will bo to sit in
your boat as you float down stream and
watch the follows who are ahead of you
"You have seen nearly all who were
ahead of you go over the falls , general , "
I remarked.
"Yes , yes ; and n great many boats
with their frail freight como up from
behind me , pass on and go ever the
falls while I still linger in the stream , "
ho said.
Ho walked to tlio gate with mo , and
ns ho stood there with his white hair
gleaming in the setting sun , ho said na
ho bade me good-bye , "Vou will write
to mo sometimes. "
"What is the use , if you are going to
die off like that , " I said , laughingly.
"Write wiyway when you want any
thing , and if I am gone Don will open
the mail. "
I can see him now standing by the
gale as I went up the street , his white
hair , tall form and noble face in silhou
ette against the sky. Now ho is gone.
A noble gentleman , a great statesman ,
a true friend , a good father , and a devoted -
voted husband in him nature had
blended all her best elements to
make a perfect man.JAMES
Itallrnnd Collision.
Ennlne 10JC , on the Union Pacific , with a
train of ice , was run into at the Summit
Saturdoy night , at 11 o'clock , by on extra
following it west , breaking the ice train in
pieces. At South Omaha u long string of the
stray cars came down , and , striking the ice
tralu , did considerable damage , Jamming up
sovcral cars.
Switchman Stephen Maloney was riding
on the train mid was knocked oltnnil severely
Injured in the back. A brakcmnn whoso
name could net be learned was badly cut
about the heud , und WAS taken up town on
the uuuim.v. _
A Close Call for His
Frame H. Cantlie , cmploycdat the Armour-
Cucluhy packing house , hud a narrow escape
from death Saturday afternoon. Being in
formed that tlio elovntor was below ho
looked down tlio eliaft and , while looking
clown , the elevator came down and struck
him on the back , not seriously injuring him ,
but coming within an nee of knocking him
down nud killing him.
U. O. T. II. Picnic.
South Omaha Lodge No. 33 , United Order
of Truu Bund , will meat ut Knight of Labor
hall at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon , and , pro
ceeded by tlio Union Stock Yards Cornet
hand , will march to the Union 1'acilic Uopot
to mcut the visiting lodges from Oiniha ,
Council Bluffs and Pluttsuiouth , and the HIbernian -
bornian oand of Omaha. After the arrival
of tlio 1:25 : dummy the line will bo
formed , and marching up N stioot to and
north ulong Twenty-fourth strcut , will go ut
once to the Oormnniti gardens. Dancing will
commence at 2 o'clock , music by the ilibo-
ulan band , of Omaha. At : i o'clock tli3 race
to catch the shaved pig will take place. Tlio
sack race Is announced for UIQ : ! o'clock , nnd
nt4 o'clock the young Misses will -'break
the crock. " The commutes have procured
eultablo prizes. Jn tlfo evening the gardens
will bo beautifully Illuminated ,
t i
Ti.-in per unco 'Irlhu tut loin.
The temperance tent was filled Saturday
night-with a line uualeneo. The members of
the Y. O. T. U. und Tompsranco league hnd
laid in a bountiful supply of palatable viands ,
and had nil arrangements completed to servo
tholr friends in an acceptable way , but u U
o'clock the tcrrlblnraln und windstorm blow
the tent down and not only dreuclied the
hundreds present , but ruined all the provis
ions. For u few minutes it looked us though
Unit , ropeu , platform und pcupio would nil bo
blown over the eiub.i'iIuutMit into Twenty-
sixth street , a dlutiuico of ton or fifteen feet.
NntCH Auniit tlio City.
Uaba Elliott rallied oft hla vuluaulo fast
horse at the Exchange .Saturday afternoon.
Ono hundred tickets ut $ T > cach wcro sold mill
ticket No. 07 , hold by Hon. J. H. McSlmno ,
of Omaha , drew the prizo.
All members of the Baptist church congre
gation are urged to moot at the resldcncu ( if
Isaac 1C liraytou Sunday afternoon at UUO ;
L. J. Hyah nnd W. A. Paul have tukcn
rooms In Miss Ausla J , Clark'a building , No.
IMl'J N street.
Captain John Harry has returned from
Manager John F. Hoyd anil family loft for
the cans Saturday evening , They will go as
fur nust us Philadelphia.
Jacob Gould has got the polu lover and
left Friday for Uodersburg , Mont.
l > . W. Curscr has gene to Harrison
county ,
Miss \VooilrInj ; , residing ou Eighteenth
street , IB gufTuriiii : with u bad < : auo of poisoning -
ing of the lower limbs i'rom poison piants ,
Camp 12. K. Wells , Sonb cf Voteruno , here
after will meet the llrt unJ third Monday
evenings of each mouth in ICnlchtsof Pythias
hall , and on the other Monday ovoulngs in
the ofllco of H. K. Wolls.
A man , whoso name could not bo nacer-
tained , got into a row in Harpy county , just
below Albright , Saturday evening , und was
badly , if not seriously injured. A surguou
waa HUtuuiouixlf who drc3Kcd UU wounds.
Trnclo OlroumatnnooB Under Which.
Mrs. Tyler Wna Oourtod.
IIoxv rronhlont Tyler I'Nonpnil the
Kxploslon of ttio I'onoomnker nnil
AltcrwnnlH Mnrrlcd Queenly
On rill n or.
Ha Blnvoil Uolow Dnok.
The ilonth of Mrs. I'rosldont Tyler
brings ngnln to publlo notlco the story
of her mnrrlngc. Until the last ad
ministration she could claim the honor
of being the only woman who hnd ever
married n president. But she was not
Mr. Tyloi's first wlfo. IIo had boon
inndc n widower In the second year of his
term by the death of his wlfo. Mrs.
Lotltln Christian Tylor. Her death In
creased the cures of the president , who
had already boon repudiated by his own :
The second winter after the death of
Mrs. Tyler , Mr. Gardiner , of Gardiner's
island in Long Island Sound , n wealthy
nnd distinguished man who had
boon traveling ever Kuropo with
his young mm accomplished iliuigh- '
tor , Julia , brought her to
Washington. She became nt once the
belle of the city. The widowed presi
dent found solace nnd relaxation In the
society of this cultivated girl whom ho
soon began to woo.
Tragedy was so mixed with the lovo-
mnklng that the p.ilr were able to keep
it secret until It ended In marriage *
The president , the cabinet , with other
invited guests among whom were
Mr. Gardlnor nnd his daughter were
Invited by Captain Stockton to a sail
unoii the Potomac in the war-steamer ,
"Princeton , " to witness the testing of
the "Peacemaker , " n now cannon.
Before the ceremony the guests sat in
tlio cabin jesting and sipping wine. At
length the cnptaln announced that all1
was ready. The gentlemen , with the
exception of the president sprang to their
foot and wont on deck. A second
time word was sent to the president.
Still ho lingered with the beautiful
The men on dock grow restive. The
captain gave the word ; the gunnnr did
his duty ; something was wrong , some-
bony blundered ; the ball burst the
cannon. The explosion and the shrieks
of the wounded roused the president
from the love dream that probably
saved his lifo. Two members of the
cabinet , and Miss Gardiner's father lay
among the dead. Their bodies were
taken to the executive mansion , and
there the funeral services were i > or--
formed. Miss Gardiner wont to New-
York with the body of her father. A.
few months later the president an
nounced thnt urgent business called
him to New York. The dny-
aftcr his arrival , ho took Miss.
Gnrdiner to the Church ol1
the ascension , and in a strictly private
way made her his wife. It was the so
clal sensation of the time. The presi
dent's "urgent business" was ended and.
ho at once installed his bride ut , mis
tress of the oxeoutivo mansion. TliOi
lady received guoats witn a queenly
grace and brought u gleam of sunshine-
upon the Tyler administration.
The spring niter the president's innrr-
rlago his term of otllco expired. Ho re
tired to Virginia and died in 1802. Ho
lies in nn unmarked grave in Hollywood
cemetery , Richmond , where his wifo-
bus lately been laid to rest. His estate
wns ruined during the war nnd his.
widow forced to rely upon a pension
from congress. A few years since , she
bought a beautiful place in Richmond , ,
which was her homo up to the tiiuo ol'
her death.
The Ulsu of tlio Ur.'xol * .
To-day Drexel & Co. can raise moro-
money in twenty-four hours than nny
financial institution in tnc United.
States , says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Yet it is not u great while ago that old
Francis Drexel wns a poor portrnit ,
painter. Somehow or other the old man.
about fifty years ago got an order to-
paint a picture for a Brnxllltin grnndoo ,
nnd wont down to thnt country
to do the work. The Brazilian
took a fancy to the poor portrait-
painter , nnd not only pain him a good
price for the picture , but let him in on
some money-making schema out , of °
which Drexel realized quite a num. IIo-
returned to Philadelphia and wont into'-
the money-lending business. By euro- ,
ful investments ho realized a big for- '
'tune , nnd his three boys IVnnois , An
thony and Josouh Increased it. When
the old man died ho wus worth about
$5,000,000. ' When Francis , the oldest
boy , died , ho loft $2.5,000,000. , Joseph' ,
loft about $8,000,000 , being less of a ,
money-maker than the others , and An
thony , the only ono left , is estimated to-
bo worth 'an v where from $20-
000,000 to $ r.0,0fo,000 ( : Nobody really
knows how much ho Is worth , but the
house can raise $50,000,000 or moro int
twenty-four hours , if necessary , which
is something no other institution in tha-
country , outside c'f the United States-
treasury , can do. When Prank died
ho left three daughters. All nro under-
twenty-live , ono only Is married , nnd1
they have each an income of abotitr ,
$1,000 a day. The follov who married
one of them was a young lawyer with
out a dollar.
A , Hldo Acrims Kuropo.
A correspondent in Paris sends mo
an interesting account of Lieutenant
AsHoyoil'a rldo from Lubnl , in Poltava ,
to the Paris exhibition , says the Pali
Mall Gn/ello. He is only twonty-Uva
vcnrHold. When ho determined to go
to Paris ho followed the C/.ar Nicholas *
method of laying out a route , with a
difference. He did not use a ruler ; ho
took a thread , and stretching it across a
map from Lubnl to Paris , marked oil
his route In a Atralght line. Then ha
started on horseback alono. Lieutenant
Ashoyoff rode ono horse and led another , ,
on the Turcoman system , riding ouch
hortieon nltornato days. Quo stood watt
half English and half Don Cosaack , the
other was of pure Russian brood. Ho
rodoon an average a little ever fifty
miles a day , und covered the whole dls-
ta.ico in thirty days. The cost of rid
ing across Kuropo with u couple of mid
dle-horses was only 'M , or about 20s a
Jay. If it can bo done us cheap as this ,
oquostriun tours will become common.
Tlio Ellott family will bo the leading
feature at the Eden Musootha cominu' weak.
This Interesting family will appear upon
their unlcyclos , The Kurll/umlly of acre
bats uud Kyinnusts , nurhaps the youngest in
the world , will prove good attractions. la
all parts of the house there will bo ( 'ood at
tractions , und though the week will be
most expensive ono to the management the
saiuo old popular price of ono dime to ull >
will hold t'ood ,
Straw ISonril Trimt Ilrnkon.
Now YOIIH- , July 13. it is repor'.ed among
the paper box manufacturers that the "straw
bonrd trust' ' hut given up the light , mm that
it It a question of a Jew days when th
pool will bo broken. Tlio rumor is partly
confirmed by the decline in the past week of
U'-i to $10 per ton m t > hu yrice of straw