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THEI OMAHA DAILY E. : , MONDAY , AUGUST 5 188
BEATEN BY TIIE BREWERS ,
Omaha and Mllwnukoo Play n Plf-
teen Inning Qamo.
'APOSTLES WIN FROM DENVER.
Boeto'a Mon Rapidly IoslnR Their
Hold on First I'lncc Tim Uc-
porters nnd AUvcrllscrs
. Ptnndlnc of the Clttlii.
Following is the standing of the Western
association clubs up to nnd Including ycstcr
daj's game ,
SU Paul. , . . . . . .77
Mlnncni > olis..T7
St , Joseph 71
DcsMoinos. > . . ,73
Milwaukee 7 , Omnhn 0.
MILWAUKEE , WIs. , August 4. Milwaukee
and Omaha played the best game of the sea
son to-day , lighting for victory througl
fifteen Innlngd , The homo men won in the
fifteenth by tlmoly hitting and base stealing
Milwaukee10010000000003 - '
Omalm J ) 21001U00000002 I
Tfemrd runs Milwaukee 1 , Omaha 5. Two-bam
pHjl-Morrl ! or. Androwi. Minns ntolon 1'oornian 3
KnonrrSchocha , Morrimor 2.Hllcli .1 , AlliortsS , Hut
lejr. Crooks , Walah. Doutjlo plays Scnoch , l.oir , Mor
rtMor. CrooksnniisiUtecl. llnso on balls I'oorroiin
Morrmur , Alberts 2 , Willis , Clovi'Inml 2 , Strnuss
frookii , yvalah Anclrows. nit by pitched bull C'lero
land , fclruck out Br AloxitnUur H , liy Moliul * U
I'asted Imlla-llurior I. Wild pIlcho-Nlcliol * 1
Tlmo-J houn and ( U minutes. Umpire Iturst.
St. Paul 1O , Uoiiror 4.
ST. PAUL , August 4 - * Three thousand pco-
plo saw St. Paul boat Denver this afternoon
without opoclal effort. Score : *
Rarneil runs St. Paul 4 , Den Tar 2 Homo run
Turner. Thrco-bnsu lilts Holllr. Tiro-baso lilts-
Carroll. Double plays Mlllur to Kiirnicr , illllor U
Worrtok , Knrniertu'luckermui ) , Worrlck to l-ariiior
llanos on Imlls- Off Tuckcrman 3 , err McNabb 5
Htruck 0111 117 TuckennAii II , bjr Mc.Nabli 0. Klrit base
on errors St. 1'aul I , Denver 4. Lrllon bHSus st ,
Paul' ) , Denver 10. Stolen buses Miller 3 , b'arinor ,
nolllf , llruiivbUin tiiiil Tiickurmnii. Wild pitches
McNabb 2. Tiine-2lS. : Ulnplro-llrlodj.
OTI1K11 BAliIj G A SUSS.
COLUMBUS , August 4 Uosult of to-dny's
Columbus . 1 (
Kansas City. . . ,1 U 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
PiiiL\i.ra'iiiA ] , August 4. Result of to
day's game :
Atulolics . 0 00000000 C
Louisville . 4 0110100- * 7
BIIOOKI/YN , August 4. Kosult of to-day's
game : . 0 52000000 ' ,
St. Louis . 0 00300000 !
ltoport"rs 23. Advertisers 22.
"Tho reporters and newspaper advertisers
played a gains of base ball at the ball park
yesterday for the benefit of the "OponDoor.1
About ono hundred persons , all told , wit
nessed the gauio , and all these but three left
before ilvo Innings had boon played.
For tbo reporters , Tanner nnd Smith wort
In the points , whllo Goodall and Tnomas dlii
such battery work as was done for the ad
vertlsers. There were many amusing inci
dents td the game and all the mon succeeded
In extinguishing themselves.
The suoro by innings was as follows :
Reporters 4 4 S 8 ! i 0 2 2 :
Advertisers 2 0 0 3 4 3 0 21
Base bits Reporters 80 , Advertisers 3
errors Reporters 0 , Advertisers iiO. Umpire
The proceeds of the game were $32.50.
Kl.KiioitN , Neb. , August 4. [ Special Telegram
gram to Tun BKB.J A picked nine from tut
auditor's ofUue of the Union Pnciffo head
quarters nt Omaha played the Ellchnrns on
the local grounds to-day. Score , Klkhorn :
20 , Auditors 14.
COI.UMIIUS , Nob. , August 4. [ Special Telo
Kwm to TIIK line. 1 The game of ball playct
this afternoon at the fair grounds bctwecr
the Crane Bros , nine of Omaha , and Coluin
bus resulted in a score of 8 to 3 in favor ol
the homo loam.
The fats and the loans of the Union Pn
cilia freight auditors played a gutno of base
ball Saturday afternoon nt Hascall's park ,
the fats winning by a score of 1 ! ) to 12. The
feature oftho , game wns Jim Welch's lonp
slide clear from third home. The winners
were presented with a beautiful ba&kot ol
posies by the ladles who witnessed the trainc
The United States army ofllcors and the
Omaha Guards met on tlio diamond Saturday
at Fort Oiraim , in thn presence ol a large
crowd , the Guards winning by the following
Guards. . . . , 8 3210131 * 1 !
Ofllsors 0 02000000 ' .
Batteries Onicers , Butler , 1'urcoll am
Wright ; Guards , Rustin and Woodbmn
Baio lilts U.-S. 7 , Guards 8. 'Errors U. S ,
4 , Guards 3. Umpire Cody.
MiBBOiuu VALLEY , In. , August 4. fSpocla
Telegram to 1'nu BKB J The Odolls , o
Council Bluffs , played the Missouri Vjllej
team this afternoon , the score being 15 to :
in favor of the Valley. The game was i
rooky onu nil thiougb , thmo being n consid
arable amount of kicking on both sldus ,
Weekly UUHO Hall Kosumo.
There lias boon ronslderablo change In tin
Western association pennant clmso during
the past week. By losing two straight g.iuio !
to St. Paul Omaha has oxporloncnd ciuito t
sot-back , and now ranks only twiinty.flvi
points ahead of the Apostles , and the proba
bllitlcs uro that t'hoy will como b.ick homi
next Thursday with a much smaller inurglt
than this. Milwaukee has won seven stralgh' '
games , and Is playing In line form for tin
first time this season. Slto stands nn clcgan
cnanco of taking at least two out of the thrc ,
games the Delivers play .thoro to-day , to
morrow audVcdncedny , Tlio Ouialias , i
hould bo remembered , uro in a crippled con
dition , and cannot well expect to got back ;
form until uftor their return home.
Minneapolis nnd St , Joe are else comini
UP on a furious gallop , and although u oni
wny behind yet , are fur from out of ttio race
In the last ten days St. Joe has passed Denver
ver , Sioux City anrt DCS Molnes and IA nov
In fourth place. Milwaukee is atlll In tin
roar , but threatens to pass tno prohibition
IsU within the next few days.
There tins buca but a slight flnctuatloi
* niQjrtue ) ( teams of the National league
"Uoston Btlll holds the load she hac
one week * uio , with Now York second
Philadelphia and Cleveland as gooi
as tied for third , while CLlcago , in fourtl
place. Is crowding them vigorously , am
good judges bollevo will ba lu third plao
within the next week. Indianapolis , too , i
ploying a good , stiff game , and yestorda :
pasted Plttaburtr. Washington still tills tin
last holt ; , but them's no Uillli g whuth"
ho'll remain there much longer ur not h
I > oor , old , Ill-fated Alloghonlos ncomcd dos-
incd to pick up the tall end ,
Brooklyn , in tbo American association , U
coming tip on St , Loult at n regular Spokane
gait , and another game will place her ncctc-
nnd-nccK with "dor bois club , " nnd then , oh ,
my I what a race there will bo dowit the
homo stretch. All the country Is pulling for
the City of Churches , nnd Indeed It would
bo a grand thing for American association
baseball If nho would boat the Browns
out. There's belting she docs. The
Baltlmorcs continue to hold third place , the
Athletics fourth and Cincinnati fifth , whllo
Kansas City , Columbus and Louisville nro
still in their Kllklnny fight for lout honors.
All the preliminary arrangements for the
grand testimonial to bo tendered Manager
Frank Soleo , of the Omaha baso-ball team ,
have been completed. The tickets go on
snlo to-day. The date of the bonofll Is
Thursday , Augnst 10 , just ono week from
The premier feature of tlio programme
will bo the exhibition game between the St.
Pauls nnd the Omnhns , In which Doth Man
agers Soloo and Mornos will do the pitching
for their rospcctlvo teams. In ad
dition to this thorn will bo base
running contests , In which Hnwcs ,
Murphy nnd Carroll , of the St. Pauls , Han-
r.ihan and Foster , of the Minneapolis , and
Cnnavnn and Willis , of the O in alias , will
compete. Lone distance throwing by the
members of the two teams ; a wrcstlitig
match , and nn exhibition nt blue rock
shooting by the champion shots of
the west. John Potty nnd Frank Par-
mcleo. A band of musla will bo
on hand nnd everything will be done to in
sure visitors nt the park an enjoyable nftor-
noon. Manager Frank Soloo will superin
tend the whole affulr at the grounds without
the assistance of any outsiders.
Crlolcot Next Saturday.
The match between Trinity cathedral and
All Saints church which was postponed a
iow weeks -ago on account of the wnatlior ,
will bo played next Saturday afternoon nt
the fair grounds. The game will bo vorv
Interesting as both teams are pretty evenly
matched and neither side will allow any of
their supporters to mention the possibility of
Iw/.lcr Alter Smith.
Leon Lozlor , the Council Bluffs sprinter ,
is ready to run young Smith , the colored
stock yards runner , a ono hundred yard ruco
for any part of $500 , and would like to hear
from the colored boy on the subject.
THE ADVENT OF TWINS.
How Their Coining Is Tlcgnrilatl In
Few things are more myatorious than
the undulltmblo sympathy which ottun
exists between two beings who came
into the world together , says n , writer in
the London Standard. There can bo
no doubt Hint this sympathy is real , nnd
not the effect of imagination , ns some
Imvo supposed. So far as is known it
does not always develop itaolf. and
when it is preaent its cause is not by
any moans understood. A very real af
fection generally exists between twins ,
nnd often seems to show itself in the
earliest days of infancy. It is no un
common thing for a twin who has lost
his or her counterpart to pine away ,
drooping gradually into the clutches of
the destroyer , who , in taking away the
other , has deprived life of all its joy.
But though intense fondness is no
doubt to a great extent the cauao of
sid occurrences , the sympathy which
twins have for ono another shows itself
With many savage races twins are
hurried out of the world immediately
they have entered it ; others allow them
to live , but only under certain condi
tions. In western Africa , a little be
low the uquator , between 10 decrees
and 12 degrees east longitndo , live a
largo tribe called the lahogo. They
have many poculjar customs , but none
moro so than their treatment of twins
and of the mother who is so unfortunate
as to boar them. An idea seems to
exist with them that no woman ought
produce more than a single child at a
lime , and they seek to rectify their
errors by giving their deities every
chance of killing one of the children
before they have arrived at the ago at
which they are considered able to take
care of themselves. This is" held to bo
at about six years old ; once that ago
has been passed , it is thought by these
people that a proper balance between
life and death has again been struck ,
and they do not deem any further precautions -
cautions necessary. Immediately the
birth of twins take place , the hut in
which the event hiipponed is marked in
some manner which will render it
readily distinguishable from nil others
in the village.
Those who have read accounts of
African travel will tirobably omombor
the unanimous testimony which explor
ers of the dark continent bear to the
extraordinary loquacity of its natives.
Africans talk as they breathe unceas
ingly and yet the unfortunate mother
of twins is forbidden to exchange a sin
gle word with any but the immediate
members of her family. She may go
into the forest for firewood and purform
the household work necessary for the
existence of herself and her children ,
but it must bo all done in strict silence ,
unless she finds herself near ono of her
clobo relatives. The'.consequence of
this peculiar custom is that I lie Ishogo
woman dread the advent of twins moro
than anything , except , porhapa , being
childless , and nothing irritates a nmvly
married woman moro than to toll her
that she is sure to become the mother
of two children nt a bifth.
When the six years of probation have
dragged out tho'r weary longthagrand
ceremony is hold to cclobrato tlio ro-
leitho of the thrco captives and their ud-
mibsion to the sosioty of their follows.
At daybreak all the village is aroiibcd
by a proclamation made in the princi
pal fatrcot , nnd the mother nnd a friend
take up their stand on either side of the
door of the hut , having previously
whitened their logs and faces. The
rest of the inhabitants of the place con
gregate round nbout and at a given
signal the white-logged woman march
away from the lint , followed by the
twins , the mother blusping her hands
and capering about , the friend boating
a lu ty tatoo upon u drum and singing a
song appropriate to the occasion.
Alter this procession has gone the
round of the vlllago there is n general
dance. Then everyone sits down to n
great feast , and eating drinking nnd
dancing are carried on for the rest of
the day and all through the night. As
soon us the next day dawns all restric
tions upon the mother ana her offspring
are hold to bo removed. This ceremony -
mony is known as "M'pn/a ' , " a word
which .signifies both twins and the
rite by virtue of which they and their
mother uro admitted to the coinpan
ioimhjtp of their kind.
Casoa in which onu of a pair of twins
has foUu disturbing influence at work
witliin him whou evil U befalling his
other belt are numeroub. As with all
matters of the kind , the Instances related
latod are apt to border upon thulund of
llctlon , but there are many which are
perfectly well authenticated. Though
twiiib are .usually alike in form nnd fea
ture this is not invariably the caso.
The writer knows twin brothers who
can scarcely bo said to boar even u
family likeness to ono an other and
whoso Complexions go to the very ox-
trurnos of darkness and fairness. Dut
though unlike bodily thoyrosomblo one
another mentally to such nn extent that
they passed from the bottom to the top
of ono of the great public iohools side
TIIE HAWKEYE POLITICIANS ,
All the Candidates In the FtoldMak
ing a Vigorous Fight.
FARMERS COMING OUT IN FORCE.
Tlio Corporation Crowd Indulging In
mi Iiiiinonsa Amount or AVIro
I'lillinu General Wcnvor'u
Brilliant Baliomo ,
The town Cntnpnlan.
DBS Mown1 ? , la. , August 4. fSpoclal to
THE HER. ] TUo political contests now going
on In Iowa uro absorbing public attention tc
the exclusion of everything else , The pri
maries are being well attended luultbo farm
ers are coming out In forco.Vhoovor may bo
nomlnntcd for goveruor , this ono thing la
certain the candidate will bo the choice ol
n majority of the republican voters and the
platform will bo a fair rollox of the sotitl-
inont of the party. The corporation crowd
have given up tlio Idea of securing the repeal
of tho" railroad legislation of two years ago
and nro bending nil thnlr energies towards
"calling a halt" in further restrictive laws.
To prevent tbo enactment of a "maximum
tariff" mid tbo " 3 cent faro bill" is now the
main object of the immense nmount of polit
ical wlro pulling that is going on. Sudden
and preconcerted attaolcs upon the lending
anti-monopoly members of the last legisla
ture who nro candidates for re election are
being made. The plan of battle scorns to bo
to Induce a largo number of farmer candi
dates to ( alto the Hold so the anti-monopoly
strength may bo divided and frittered away.
In counties Hko Cass mid Marshall , where
tlio feeling is all ono way. this scheme will
not work , but m counties like Jefferson , Ma-
haska and Van Buren. where the people are
divided , ttio result is in doubt.
\Vhila the next legislature Is not likely to
bo so unanimous as the last , yet it is quite
certain that the anti-monopolists will bo
strong enough to prevent any retrograde
movement. In Polk county n squonj tight is
being made on the question of endorsing the
work of the last legislature. Colonel C. H.
Uatcb , the senator from this county , who
voted against the law making the railroad
commission elective , and stood in with the
corporations nil through the fight. Is n candi
date for re-election. The opposition has cen-
turcd upon C L.Vatrous , a well known
nurseryman and farmer , and tbo battle is be
ing WAged on this Issue. Indications now
point to the overwhelming defeat of the
railroad candidate , though the corporations
nro making a very strong canvass. The olty
of DCS Monies elects half the delegates , and
if every ward can bo carried and ono or two
outlying townships Gatch will be aucoossful
This nomination would likely result in u big
anti-monopoly bolt , which might glvo the
senator to the democrats.
The contest for the nomination for gov
ernor goes merrily on. The chances are
dally growing brighter for Wheeler , though
tils nomination is by no moans assured.
Captain Hull 1ms developed retnarkablo
strength In some sections that were claimed
for Wheeler , and is having a neck and neck
race with Hutchison in his own territory.
The soldier element is strong for Hull , and
the corporation influence Is also saia to bo
thrown in his favor. The Wheoior strength
is mainly with the farmers , and where this
clement turns out In force a the primaries ,
like it did in Marshall and Hardin , Wheeler
always gets the delegation.
The light for lieutenant governor seems to
bo between Senator Puyneer. of Tame , and
Finn , of Taylor. Senator Poynoer is a
farmer , but is very conservative in bis views
and opposed the radical railroad legislation
of two years ago. Finn , on the
other hand , is a lawyer , but ho
is a bold and vigorous worker in
the anti-monopoly ranks and fully abreast
with public sentiment on all hvo political
questions. The genuine anti-monopolists
who understand tbo situation want VVhoolcr
and Finn , while tbo other side would bo
willing to yoke Hutchlnson and Poyneer to
gether. On account of locality Hull and
Poyneer would not mate well , and should
Hull be nominated Finn would likely carry
off the prize. "Wheeler and Poyneer" is the
war cry of no inconsiderable number , espe
cially in the northeastern part of the state.
The democrats are hopelessly floundering
In the sea of discord and uncertainty with no
chart or compass to direct their course. Ben
Hall says "the republicans are certain
to win and he is not going to run against a
deud sure thing. " Me Henry echoes the
same thought , though not quite so bluntly ,
and no other prominent democrat will allow
his name to bo montloned in this connection.
In this emergency the irrepressible James B.
Weaver comes smilingly to the front and
mukes a proposition that in their dire ex
tremity the democrats may yet accept.
Weaver hopes the republicans will nom
inate Hull or Hutchinson , in
which case he promises to run as
a "go as you please" candidate
and make a bold bid for the granger vote.
The republican majority over the combined
opposition is not more than 15,000 , and
Weaver in contldent that his antimonopoly
nopoly record In congress will draw enough
radicals to hi * support to lift him into the
gubernatorial chair. This schema was
hatched a few days ago by some of Weaver's
henchmen , and is going to bo pushed vigor
ously In case the republican convention does
not take an advanced position on antimonopoly
The democrats who tauo their politics
straight are endeavoring to put Peter A.
lcy. present railroad commissioner , on the
track , but Doy evidently prefers the fat of-
tlco ho now holds to the empty honor of a
nomination for governor. That he would
like to step into Governor Larraheo's shoes
cannot be denied , but Dey's ' strength among
the farmers has been gradually waning
until It U only a shadow. His course on tbo
commission has been vacillating and contra
dictory , and to the great disgust of the re
publican farmers by whoso votes ho was
elected , ho steadfastly refused to sign the
schedule of rates that worn finally adopted.
Doy is a dead duck politically , and when the
farmers irot a chance at him again. ho will ro-
ulixe this fact. i Hex.
How the OanilUlntcB Stand.
DEI MOINKS , la. , August 4. [ Special Tola-
gram to THE UEB.J Up to the present time
tbirty.nlne counties liavo elected delegates
to the republican state convention. Only
about half hnvo instructed their delegates ,
but thosu that liavo divide their preferences
for governor as follows : Larrabeo , 13 ;
Crape , 18 ; Hutchison , 41 ; Hull , 01 ; Wheeler ,
05. Of the unmstructcd counties reliable
reports distribute the preferences as fol
lows ! Hutchison , 37 ; Hull , 41 ; Wheeler ,
51. In a number of counties primaries have
been hold which foreshadow the notion of
the convention , Hcllablo ro ports from these
show the following : Hutchison , 8 ; Wheeler ,
21 ; Hull , 00. There are eight conventions ,
having u total of sixty-eight votes , that arc
classed b.v the politicians us doubtful or un
known , the delegates , having refused to ex
press a preference- not having made their
choice public. The tlnal footing , therefore ,
up to data shows the strength of tbo scvorai
candidates , us near us it can ba ascertained ,
to bo as follows : Crape , 18t Larraboo , 14 ;
Hutchison , bO ; Wheoior , 107 ; Hull , 108.
The llubtln u Ilaoes.
The Nebraska association of trotting
horse breeders holds its annual meeting at
Hastings , August 20 to 2J Inclusive. U M
confidently expected that tnls will provo the
most successful mooting that has yet beou
hold , as there is a greater number of nomi
nations than uverboforo , and tlio breeders
throughout the state are taking a much
livelier Interest In the affair than common.
The entries from this city are Chostnul
Wilkes , Windsor Wilkos. Orphan Maid oud
Ed Hosewater , from the Spring Vallej
stock farm ; W. Pichard's bav muro Dinah
and Dlok Wild's ' Trenton , There are nearl\
one hundred uutrlcs , and some line trials of
speed uro an inevitable consequence.
tlio Dusting Threads.
St. Louts Post-Dispatch : Graclo Wallace ,
aired four , being- kept indoors on account ol
rain , became restless , and , to take up her at <
tention , was given a piece of finished sowing
from which to pick the basting threads ,
After working buaily for half on hour slit
was called to the dinner table. After eating
a few mouthfuls of string beans she said : "J
guess God forgot to take the basting threads
Out of these beans.
BEN BUTLER AT SEVENTY ,
An IntercsU'nfoi Hkctoli "F Ono of the
MontiKrlrniio ol' Men.
At BovontyJiyuurs of ago Hutlor is n
stout , puffy I/arson , whoso unsymmotrl-
cal ilgura , qspoclnllyvlion ho is stand
ing , strangely nsminds you of the Into
llcnry Ward ncqohor's. Somehow , his
wny of standing up is exactly lllto
Boochor's , fn.yaifx writer in the Phila
delphia Ttocorflov His head is lllto Ben
jamin Franklin , ! * * for whom ho was
named , as I'VnuKU'i'fl ' ' head looks in the
conventional porhrnlt. It is largo , long
and brond , and , unld from front to back
on ton , whllona , hlck curtain of gray
hair falls all around U , mine-ling at the
sides with thin , gray whiskers , which
do not appear in any pictures of Dutlur
that I liavo over Boon. His face looks
olephantlno , It id in the wrinkles and
the puirod flesh around his eyes , for all
the world llko an olophant'a. When ho
laughs his face closes in all over both
his oycs , mid all his wrinkles como to
gether in a most extraordinary fashion.
IIo docs not scorn cross-oyod until you
look directly at him , but his eyes are
sot obliquely in his head , although they
nro just the opposlto nnglo to a China
man's higher at the nose than on the
other sides. He has two plates of false
teeth , and they do not stick very well ,
so that when ho talks they are very apt
to fall together suddenly , and-cut every
other word in two. Most of the time ho
is chewing a bit of white spruce gum.
which ho carries in an old-fashioned
jeweled snuff-box when it is not in his
ilia face is ono of the most mobile ,
and under his direction ono of the most
interesting that I over saw. Ills skin ,
wrinkled moro from quantity than
quality , is easily worked into the most
varying expressions , and ho uses it con
stantly. Now ho opens his great oyo-
llds wide apart , brings his head up sud
denly , puffs out his lips , and therefore
his thin , gray mustache , which plays so
small a part amid the wrinkles , and
looks out at you from a frowning , beetling -
ling fortress. Again , ho wrinkles all
his face into a smile , makes his eyes
small' , tucks in his lips , and looks very
mild and agreeable , or ho takes up a
book , holds it lovingly to his breast ,
bends his eyes closely to it ( ho wears no
glasses or spectacles of any kind ) and
drinks it in.
"But his laugh , a deep , dangerous ,
ohucklo , followed by an internal con
vulsion , is most startling of all. Butler
is a great many mon in ono , and ono of
thorn is an actor. Ho would have made
a great comedian. As it is , ho finds
hi historionic talent very useful , and
exorcises it all the timo. Butler is
always the lawyer when ho is In his
otllco , however sociable and companion
able ho is olsowlibro. At his desk ho
is always silort , on guard , watchful of
his chances. Ho looks much younger
than he is for this reason. But it is
his vigorous thinking and his still
more vigorous ? talking which makes
him seem a comparatively young man.
Ho has n marvelous memory , lie can
remember almost anything whush he
has soon , or heara , or read , and is sel
dom at a loss for a date or a name. Mis
perceptions are ery quick and compre
hensive , and hohas ono of the quickest
tongues , in spite of the false tooth and
chewing gum , that I ever hoard a
rough tongue , oo , The half that ho
says about his enemies for publication is
nothing to thejiau ho says about them
privately. Ho lilies to bo called a good
hater , no onjgys a fight , and ovpry
damaging fact und every criminating
admission is rplled like his chewing
gum under his tongue.
Butler dresses wcjl. Ho usually woard
a silk faced frock' coat witli a boutonj
nioro , always oF several flowers , in his
buttonhole. 1"Ho 'wears' , heavy gold
watch chain , with a pilot's wheel for a
charm , heavy gold cuff buttons. In his
olllco'ho is very apffHo wear thick , car
pet slippers , for it is connected b.v a
passageway with the house whore he
lives while in Washington , as a gueat
of his niece , although , ho owns the
house. It is in the middle one of the
three built of Capo Ann granite oppo
site the capitol , which , are generally
lumped togetDor and pointed out to
tourists as ' 'Ben Butler's house. " Ho
wants to sell them to the government
for $250,000 , moro or less , to be used as
committee and Btoro rooms for congress ,
but bo far has not been able to get the
money out of congress. The southern
most "houso is , however , rented by the
coast survey , whoso building it adjoins ,
for storage purposes , and the northern
most is partially rented by congress for
committee rooms. It was in this house ,
then rented by Senator Jones of Ne
vada , that President Arthur carried on
the government when ho first came
here after the death of Garfiold. The
houses are handsome.
Butler's otllce is very plain. It is in
a small , rough building just back of the
middle house , and it is divided into two
rooms , which are upcarpotou , have no
wall decorations except a clock , and no
furniture except the absolutely neces
sary desks , chairs , and well-filled book
cases , all of the very plainest descrip
tion. O. D. Barrett , a white-haired
lawyer , who represents Butler in "Wash
ington , and n young man with gold
spectacles , who manipulates the type
writer very rapidly , are his companions
in the oltlcc , whllo Ills intelligent con
traband of n body-servant waits in the
lM31UOIIOAtj IjIT HATUllR.
The papers of the Browning Society
in Boston , published in Poet Lore for
July , contain an extended and critical
review of the "Ring ana the Book. "
Ono of the scientific uses of the Eiffel
Towur will bo to weigh the moon. The
mot hod by which this rather startling
purpose is to be accomplished is explained -
plained , along with the other marvel
ous capacities of that mammoth aspira
tion of iron , by Camille Fiummarion ,
president of the French Astronomical
society , in the July-number of the Cos
mopolitan , with STBtSCumbor of btrikiug
"The Spirit 9 * .Manual Training"
will be sot forth ny Ijrof. C. H. Hender
son , of Philadelphia , in an article
which is to oponStfio August Popular
Science Mouthy ? . j Prof. Hondorbon
says that-tho id@ ! J ischool wilt aim to
develop mon , iiot tW produce fine arti
cles of wood or } tpm or to oram heads
with informatlqiV.ijlnd that-tho name
"manual-training * School" does not
rightly descrlbojMipistitution designed
to train the "wiiplojgoy. "
Casscll's FatnJIttMhgas'.ino for August
opens with tho&Qjnnl , "A Woman's
Strength , " by Auabplla M , Hopkinson ,
which has now rSiiiJlfod its tenth chan
ter , and got the router fairly started in
his acquaintance with the dramatis per
sonal. There urn a number of interest
ing features ; reviews , fiction and do-
Hcriptivo articles. Among those ; "A
Day in a Proof Render's Life" describes
a night of proof-reading in the ollico of
u London morning paper.
The August Century the midsummer
holiday numbor- will contain , besides
the first chapters of Joel Chandler
Harris' now series , two short stories ,
"Tho Haunted House in Royal Street , "
by George W. Cable ; and "A Positive
Romance , " bv Kdward Bellamy , author
of "Looking Backward. "
Dunn)1 * Catarrh HnuJT. *
When suffering with catarrh , cold In the
head , nervous headache , ota , use Duruo's
Snuff , It will relieve you at ouco. Price2oo
FUN ON TIIE FIELD OF HONOR ,
The Oodo Dtiollo IB Not Without Its
HE FIRED UP THE CHIMNEY.
The KnfillBtininn Meant Well , Dut lie
Bronchi the Frenchman Down
A IjpulslnrorVlio Una Moro
Stnrlot About Duelling.
Wo sat in the smoking-room of ono
of the Long Island Sound steamers ,
nays a writer in the Now York Mall and
Express , and an intnlligont-looKing
member of the party , who smoked
cigarettes , related the anecdote of
Curran , the celebrated Irish barrister ,
who fought a duel with a man much
larger than himself. His opponent ob
jected on the ground that , being the
largest , ho stood in the most dancror ol
trotting hit. But Curran said that
should make no difference. They could
chalk oil a space on his adversary's
body the exact size of his own form ,
and he would promise to shoot within
the lines. " The proposal was not ac
cepted , but the duel was a harmless
' That reminds mo , " said another ,
tipping back his chair , "of an English
gentleman who told of a duel fought
between an Englishman and a French
man. The weapons were pistols , and
the place a room of pitch darkness.
When the time came to fire the Eng
lishman-not wishing to have the blood
of another on his hands , discharged hia
pistol up the chimney , and ho brought
down the Frenchman ! lNow-said the
gontlemau who related this , 'whonovoi
I toll this story in > Franco I always
send the Englishman up the chim
ney. " '
Then another told of an incident thai
occurred in Georgia many years ago ,
A judge , colobratcd as a duelist , whc
had lost a log and who was known to be
a dead-shot , challenged a Colonel some
body , n humorous character and a mnr
of great attainments. Friends tried tc
prevent tlio mooting , bat to no effect ,
The parties mot on the grounds , when
th o colonel was asked if ho was ready ,
"No , " ho replied.
"What for thonVl ;
tire you waiting ,
inquired the judge's second.
"Why , sir , " said the colonel , "I have
sent my boy into the woods to hunt n
boo gum to put my leg In , for I don't in
tend to give the judge any advantage
over me. You see ho has a wooden
The party laughed and the fight was
broken up. The colonel was afterward
told it would sinic his reputation. /
"Well , " he replied , "it can't sink mo
any lower than a bullet can. "
"But the papers will bo filled about
"Well , " said ho , "I would rather fill
fifty papers than ono coffin. " '
This recalled a duel of an entirely
different character between Do Witt
Clinton , once governor of Now York ,
with a plucky opponent , who was
slightly wounded at the first firo.
"Are you satisflodV" nsicod Clinton.
"No , I am not , " angrily responded
They exchanged shots once more and
ho was wounded again. The former
question was repeated , but he still de
The third time ho was wounded , and
Clinton asked , "Are you satisfied now1"
"Then go to h 1 for satisfaction ! "
exclaimed Clinton , and , flinging down
his pistol , ho loft the field.
"That's different , " said ono of the
company , as he scraped out his pipe
bowl with his penknife , "from an oc
currence at Albany , probably about the
time of Governor Clinton. " And then
ho related the following ;
* "It was during a session of the legis
lature , and a word spoken in debate by
some momoors touched upon the pri
vate character of a brother member and
resulted in a challenge , which was
promptly accepted. The messenger
from the challenging party asked the
lg ntloman who accepted the challenge :
W lion can wo expect your friend1
" 'Don't want any friend , " was the an
swer. "I waive all such advantages.
Ho can have 9. do/.en if ho wishes. '
" 'This is magnanimous , but is not
according to the code. However , if I
am to confer with you directly , what
weapons ? "
" Broadswords. '
" 'Day after to-morrow at 12 o'clock
at noon precisely. The place on the
banks of tlio St. Lawronco. Your prin
cipal shall standon ono side of the river
and I will stand on the other , and wo
will fight it out , "
"Tho second frowned. 'This is no
joking matter , ' he said , 'you are not se
" 'Yes , I am , too. Hasn't the chal
lenged party a choice of weapons and
place ? '
" Certainly , but not to unusual weapons
pens and unusual places , '
"Well , pistols will not bo objected to
of eourso ? '
' " Assuredly not , if it is the gentle
man's weapon. '
" 'Good , then. Wo will moot tomorrow
row at 12 o'clock precisely wo will fight
on top of sugar Loaf Hill , standing buck
to bnck , marching ten paces , and then
a turnig and firing. Will that arrange
ment bo satisfactoryV
" 'It will : wo shall be there , "
"Sugar Loaf Hill was exactly what its
name imports a nharp , conical pillar of
ground , ronittrkablo _ in all the country
around for its peculiar formation. At
the time specified the parties appeared
at the places designated. After reaching -
ing the apex of the hill and taking time
to catch their breath , the challungor
and liis second surveyed the situation.
" 'Sir , " said the second , 'what kind
of a place is this to fight a duel ? Why ,
both parties would bo out of sight at
eight pacoa , lot alone ten ; and then in
turning to fire , vou must fire into the
Bide hill. '
" 'So much the bettor for both of us,1
answered tic ! party of the second part.
'Woarpon terms of perfect equality ,
then , which is not always the case in
model n duels. "
" 'Sir ! ' roared the challenging princi
pal to his opponent , 'Sir ! you are a cow
ard ! '
' "Well , sposin'I am ? You know I
was or you wouldn't have chivllnugod
"Thoy descended. Ono party was
laughing , but the other stormed and
threatened with horrid oaths. They
were never reconciled , and they never
A quiet man who had been llslon ing
in silence arose and said :
"Gentlemen , you may feel inclined to
make eomo comments on those duelists
on Sugar Loaf hill , but ono of them
was an ancestor of mine. " Wo asked
which it was , but ho Fmiled and shook
his head , and the company separated
lor their atato room ) .
Mlolmol Sulllrnn , n Orntlor , Moot * n
An alarm of fire about B o'clock Siu da.v
morning called the department to the corner
of Thirty-fifth and Dodge streets , where n
cabin occupied by a pnrty of William O'llrl-
en's grmlara was found ubltuo. The llro was
soon extinguished , but In the meantime
Michael Sullivan was fntally burned , The
exact origin of the fire Is not knownbut It Is
believed to have ntnrted in or near the bed
occupied by Sullivan. Four other men were
asleep in the immo cabin with Hulllvnn. but
nro unable to account for the origin 01 the
The last words Sullivan spoke were :
"Well , 1 Imvo only myself to blame for
this. " These words form the basis for o
suspicion that the fire may have originated
from some act of carelessness on M % part.
He had boon down town the previous even
ing , but It Is not Known whuthor or not ha
nud been drinking. IIo was taken to the
hospital mid well cared for , but died yester
day nbout noon. Tlio body wns taken to
Hroxol & Maul's , where on Inquest will beheld
held this morning.
Sullivan was IM years of ago , was n single
man and had boon a resident of Omaha for
about fifteen years. Mr. Maul , of Uruxol ft
Muul , stntcs thnt the body wni burned her
ribly. The hair was all burned from his
head and fucO , and oven his foot were
A telegram was sent to a sister of the
dead ninn nt Springfield , Not ) , , and she Is
expected to arrive tnis morning.
All nn Account of n Stun.
MfiUlo- Head nnd Gertie Loiter , two In
mates of Pun n 10 Hamilton's ninUoon do Jole ,
nro reposing on n boudoir nt Chief Seavoy's
hotel , Mattie became jealous because Gertie
went out riding with Maltle's particular
friend nnd tried to bring Gertie's erring life
to n sudden cloio with n revolver. Uolng
somewhat excited the bullet fulled to hit the
mark , nnd the erring dmnsol was gathered in
nnd will oxulain the situation to Judge IJorkn
thin morning. She wna afterward released
on u 20 bond to appear for trial.
A Victim of Circumstances.
A lineman named Al Anderson , in the em-
plo > of ono of the city olectrio companies , i
the victim of circumstances. Ho found three
diamonds n short time ago and gave them
away to some of his friends , thinking they
were not genuine. Ono of the recipients
tried to pawn them and named Andersen as
the donor when questioned as to where beget
got them. Anderson was arrested and now
his comrades nre contributing toward a fund
to bail him out. _
The members of the Contrnl Labor union
mot nt Gate City hall yesterday for the pur
pose of arranging matters portnlnlng to the
observance of "Labor day , " September 2 ,
Sub-committees appointed to onlht the
co-oporatlon of the business men. Partial
arrangements for u grand pnrado were com
pleted , nnd also for n grand ball on the
evening of th.it day , in Exposition hall. In
dications are that the alTair will bo u success.
Will Ilnvn S\ri lnntn ltc-nrrrHtol.
Mr. Saxo wns seen last night , and said
that he would have Swetnum nncstod this
morning on n charge of sending obscene
literature tifrough the mails. Ho snld that
ho got hold of two more of the letters re
ceived by his wife , and that they were very
important evidence to sustain his charges
For Vinlutmu tlio .Sunday Imw.
John Callahan , bartender at the Uariior
hotel saloon , was arrested by Cautuln Green
yesterday morning on a charge of selling
liquor on Sunday. Callahan was taken to
the station but was shortly afterwards ru-
lo.isod on bail. The case will bo heard
SOUTH OMAll.V NEWS.
Hrnnch liniik Capitalization.
W. A. L. Gibbon , cashier of the Nebraska
Savings bank , has returned from Lincoln ,
whore ho had bocn in consultation with At
torney General Lecse relative to the require
ments of the now banking law In the matter
of branch banks. Mr. Gibbon said : "Wo
intend to literally comply with the attor
ney general's ' construction of the law.
Our board of directors will meet on Monday ,
and then will formally sot aside $50,000 cash
to be placed in the vaults of the South Oma
ha branch. This will in no wny weaken the
bank. The bank hero will not only Imvo
its J50.000 in cash and its propoity , and thn
stockholder's hero us a guarantee of its
solidity , but the whole of the capital of the
parent mink , and the liability of the Omnnn
bank's stockholders are security for this
nittcii bv n Morse.
Sunday afternoon ns G. W. Mosher was
leading 0110 of the horses out of his livery
bare on Twenty-fifth street , the animal be
ing nervous about the plank walk , became
fractious and bit Mr. Mosher on the head ,
ono tooth indicting an ugly nnd painful
wound on the forehead. Mr. Mosher came
near losing "his scalp. A surgeon dressed
Notes About the Oitjr.
The city council will mcrt Monday even
ing in the police headquarters.
Ten VORS and numerous drunks will appear
Monday morning before Judtro King.
The W. C. T. U. will moot in tlio Presby
terian church Friday afternoon nt 3 o'clock.
A. H , Tappan , night operator nt the Union
Pacific dupot. is ill uud his brother , L. Jj1.
Tappan , is doing his work.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Presbyte
rian congregation will meet in the church
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The Ludica' Aid Hocioty , of the Proshyto
rinn church , has offered to donate $ ! ! 0 towards
grading tlio lot inovidlni ; the nion of the
congregation will contribute enough moco to
complete the work.
\Vllllam Cox and William Loavett , while
opening a sand bank near the river , east of
the city , hint Saturday , discovered the skele
ton of an Indian with nil the burial regalia ,
including four scalps and n dog.
The board of education will meet in tlio
high school building at " o'clock Monday
afternoon. The question of plumbing and
gus fitting In the high school building is tbo
most important matter to bo acted on.
The Papilllon ball club failed to respond
nnd the game with the Sobotkors at the
Mills was nat played Sunday. The Pnplllion
bnys claim that nome of their players hnvn
been injured and that the club could not
I1. J. Kggois won the gun club medal .Sun
day on a score of 1J. Mr. loggers never oar
ncd the haduo before , but is gradually
improving end is lllcoly to bo a formidable
competitor of tlio crack shots of the club by
the close of the season.
Judge King , after hearing all the evidence
in thii caao against Tlicoiloro K. Klllott.
charulng him with cinbuzzlomunt , dlsi'hatged
tno priboner because the "plnintifT failed to
provo the charge , " Mr. Klllott i receiving
the congratulations of his frlundg over his
John Tone wont to Sioux City Sunday
G , W. Gaiuor want to Peisla , lu , , last
Misses bu and Eve K. Hunt , nfter spend-
In IT the summer with relatives at Chlllocothe ,
Mo. , retui nud homo Sunday.
Mrs. K , Stoddard. of Dotioll. Mich. , Is
visiting her son , O. Stoddard , chief dork at
the George H. Hammond packing houaea.
Prom Omaha and Council J31ulla via the
Northern Pacific to all points on the
North Pacific coast have bo placed In
otfcct permanently. The stop-over
privilege given on Northern Puciflo
second-class tickets enables the intend
ing settler to personally inspect any
portion of Washington Territory. Free
bocond-clubs sleepers are run via the
Northern Pacific from St. Paul through
to Tuconm and Portland ,
TIIE DAKOTA DEBT DIVISION.
Joint Oommloolon oftho Two States
Finishes Its Work.
CONSIDERED A VERY FAIR ONE.
No Doulit Itcnmlnlni : That Uoth the
North ntttl South Constitutional
ConvontloiiB Wilt Adopt
Up Hin Ooltt.
YANKTON , S. IX , August 4 , tSpeclnl t
THE HKK. ] The Joint cdinmlnslon Iia fin
ished Its work and tlio following exhibit
will show how the assets nnd liabilities of
the territory have been divided. That is to
say , the stnlo of North Dakota shall lusum
nnd pay the following bonds and indebted
Hands Issued on account of the
Hospital for Insane nt James
town , North Dakota , the fuco
aggregate of which It . $200,000 00
Bonds issued on account of the
North Dakota university at
Grand Forlts , North Dakota , tlio
face aggregate of which 14 . 00,70000 ,
lionds Issued on account of tlio
Penitentiary at Hisumrek , tlio
face nggregnto of whleli Is . 03COO 00
Refunding capltol building war
rants dated April 1 , IbSU . 83,50710
The stnto of South Dakota shall nsstimo
and pay the following bonds nnd indebted
Uonds Issued on account of the
hospital for the insane at Vnnk-
ton , South Dakota , the face ag
gregate of which is . $210,000 00
Uonds Issued on account of the
school for deaf mutes at Sioux
Falls , South Dakota , the face
nggregatoof which is . 51,00000
Uonds Issued on account of the
university nt Vcrmlllion , South
Dakotn , the face aggregate of
Which Is . 75,000 00
Uonds issued on nr-count of the
penitentiary nt Sioux Falls ,
South Dakotn , the f ace aggregate
of which is . 04,300 00
Bonds issued on account of the
agricultural college nt Brook-
Ings , South Dakota , the face
nggregatoof which Is . 07,500 00
Uonds issued ou account of the
normal school nt Madison , South
Dakota , the face aggregate of
which is . 19,400 00
lionds issued on account of the
school of mines nt Hapid City ,
South Dakota , the face aggre
gate of which is . 83,00000
Hands Issued on account of the re
form school at Plankmton , South
Dakota , the face aggregate of
which is . 30,000 00
Uonds issued on account of the
normal school nt Spoarilsh ,
South Dakota , the face aggre
gate of which is . 25,00000
Uonds issued on account of the
soldiers' homo nt Hot Springs ,
South Dakota , the fnco aggregate
of which Is . 45,00000
This report will bo adopted by both con
ventions , nnd it is expected that the South
Dakota convention will finish up its work
and adjourn Monday , the 5th. *
The counties "are calling conventions , nnd
some of the c.uifimos liavo been held the
state convention will be held nt Huron on
tnotiSthof August for the nomination of n
state ticket , Judicial ofllcers and members of
congress , and the election occurs the 1st of
October. There will bu hot work from now
on. In this. Yanltton county. Hon. George
H. Hand mid Hon. H. J. Gamble are spoken
of for the state senate , and Phil K. Faullc
for the house. The county has ono senator
and four representatives. For Judge of this
distilct lion. K. G. Smith will bo a candidate.
The prohibitionists will nt once establish
an organ hero , and by the lavish use of
money will make u vigorous canvass. No
body is satisfied with the South Dakota con
stitution , but it will be again adopted nt the
election in October nnd the state will bu ad
mitted under It. It Is the old Sioux Falls
constitution of 1885 , nnd the aspirants for
ollico were too anxious , to BO/O | upon the
otllcca to vote it down and make a now ono.
It is plain to sco hero that congress erred in
permitting the people to vote upon It Instead
of making a now one. So far Moody , Edcor-
ton and Pcttigrow nro the only proclaimed
candidates for the United States senate , nnd
Bloody and Pottiirrow will make u common
light nnd ooth woric to down Edgorton. The
nld-man-notraf rald-of-the-rackot has a strong
following , however , mid may bo able
to lorm combinatyins that. will
down the oilier two. The leirisluturo
will be an Important one , nnd .scats In it will
bo fought for with great desperation by as
piring traveling politicians. It is too much
to expect that the territorial politician will
be converted into a saint on the llrst roll-call
f a state legislature , no mutter how sincere
the tcpcntancc has been.
AnKitnr.nN , S. D. , August 4. JSpecial Telegram -
ogram to TUB UKK 1 The llrst public meet
ing on the Siibhath In the history of Dakotn
occurred hero to-day. Senators Hcagan and
Stewart , of the senate irrigation committee ,
arrived in the city this morning and were
mot by u largo crowd. An exhibition of the
force of the citv's artesian well was given and
a public meeting was held at the opera house ,
at which both senators snoko at length.
They an noun co the conviction that irrigation
by artesian wells is practicable , and Sen
ator Hrugnn said that land now worth
from ? 0 to 51C , when properly Imgivtod
would bo worth ? 00 per acre. Senator Ktow-
urtdibcourspd on the demonetization of sil
ver at Icnuth , denouncing the money bags of
Wall sti cet and calling upon tlio people of
the now states to elect senators and ropro-
iontativnH who will help brealc the Influence
if tlio bondholders. "Tho debt cannot bo
jaid in gold , " declared Senator htowart ; "it
ivould buikrupt the country. " Senator Koa-
; : \n followed in tlio sumo vein. The commit-
.00 is evidently bent on doing missionary
work in the now states. The committee lett
for Jamestown this afternoon.
A Coot ) Apootlto Is e-iHcntliil to ioort
lonlth : but at this season the blood imty bo Im-
iiiro , that tlrud IVollir. ? prndomlnant , and the
.pputita . lost. llood'H Hnmnparllla Is a on-
lerfnl medicine , for creating aa nppctlta , ton.
ng the illfottlon , nnit giving miengtu to the
icrvos and health to iho nholo system.
Bo euro to got Hood'uSarsaparJIla. 'Hold
iy all dniKglsU. J'lttparud only by O.I. Hood &
'o. , Apothecaries , Lowell , Mag * .
'inWCVu'"l ' nUurinttry trouiilm oaUly , quick-
UUIlLI Iy anil uufely cured IjyDOCTUKA Cup-
ulos. Bnwral cases cured in HUVOII day * . Hofd
tm/iO per box , all drnnuUta. or by mull from
ouuja il't'jj Co , 11WhlttJ s N. V. I'ulldlrixh
JOSEPH GILLOTTS' '
GOLD ttF.DAI. PARIS EXPOSITION Vat ,
THE MOST PEEFECT OP PB1T&
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