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OMAHA WILL BE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED WITH ARCHES , BANNERS AND BUNTING.
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Merchants' Week is the outgrowth of a desire on the part of the Omaha Merchants and Business Men to become better acquainted with the Business Men and Merchants -
chants in the country naturally tributary to our city.
New Orleans for years has had her Mardi-Gras celebrations , St. Louis her Veiled Prophets , St. Paul her Ice Palace , and other placas various other entertainments.
For several years there have been futile attempts to start a movement of the kind for Omaha but from lack of one to take initiatory steps they never culminated
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in success. This year , however , the movement was started by a few of our leading business men others became interested an association of 1OO was formed , committees
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tees were appointed , and everything promises a great and glorious success. By perusing the programme it will be seen that there will be entertaining features every
day , pleasurable and profitable to those who come to see us.
Merchants'Week , therefore , is nothing more nor less than Omaha's greeting to the west. The Gate City opens her gates and bids you enter in. Come and you will
find the "Gates Ajar. "
WHAT YOU WILL SEE.
You will see the best paved city in the United States.
You will see the largest newspaper olliiso in the world.
You will boo the host built city in the West.
You will see the most prosperous business community on the face of the Earth.
You will see the only city on the Missouri having two bridges across the Big
You will see the largest Smelting and Refining Works in America.
You will 6co the best Bank buildings and moro of thorn than can bo soon in
any other Western City.
You will see the most approved and among the largest packing houses in our
country , where they utilize every part of a hog but the squeal ; every part of ti
steer but the horns.
You will see the largest Water works plant in the Missouri Valloy.
You will see electric motors and cable cars , of the latost'makc.
You will see the great Omaha Fair with its Agricultural , Horticultural and
Stock attractions , and its great horse races.
You will BOO the largest trades display ever attempted west of Chicago.
You will see the big Coliseum building , containing the Merchants' and
Manufacturers' Exposition with its thousands of entertaining features.
You will see a grand display of fire-works , and the largest and best drilled
Flambeau Club in the country.
You will see thousands of people from all over the West.
You will find the citizens of Omaha willing to entertain and assist you to
spend a plnasant and prosperous week.
I It. sl Vicn-l 1. S. iM , L , T. H , TAYLOR , Ssmtarj. S.-ff. Gil , Treasurer.
ARKANSAS WAY AT ATHENS. .
Buckshot for Ballots in the Olty of
'TIS A NATION OF WINDBAGS.
Every Grecian Youth Imagines Him-
tclfn Statesman and Beiiius to
Spout Polities as Boon as
He Can Talk.
Tlio Greeks Are Garrulous1 ,
Ifopi/rtu/ilal / 1WO l > u I'VaiifcO. Carpenter. ]
ATHENS , August 1. fSpecml to Tun BEE. ]
The Athens of to-day is a city of the nine
teenth century. Its buildings are the two
and three story houses of brick and stucco
which you tlnd in the towns of Franco and
Italy. They nro roofed in roil tiles nnd they
uro built in blocks with all the regularity of
modern civilization. The streets are paved
with cobbles and the sidewalks are flagged
with blocks of stone , The stores uro of the
tame description as these of any American
city and their plate glass windows show
stocks of goods that will comp&ro favorably
with these of vVashlngtou or Denver. The
streets cross each other at right angles and
street oar tracks run through the busiest of
them. You can ride in the Athenian tram
way for three nnd llvo cent lares ever the
same grounds upon which Alclbladcs dashed
In his seven-horse chariots , and the steam
whistles of the locomotives which draw
trains along the railroads to the Pircns and
Corinth , reverberate against the time colored
MA1I11LE rilXAHS OV TIIC I'AUTUKNON ,
which , standing on the mighty Acropolis ,
still looks over the city as in the days when
Pericles had his golden rule , nearly twenty-
live hundred years ago. It Is tuo oldest of
the old looking at the nowcst of the now.
Modern Athens has boon built wUhln ilfty
yeavs. At the tlmo of the Greek independ
ence , In 1831 , it was a dirty village of thrco
hundred misorublo houses. By u census ,
which has just been completed , it has now
one hundred and eight thousand people , and
it has nearly doubled its population within
the past ton years. Tlio Greeks themselves
look upon their country us that of a nation
reborn , and upon Athens as a city , rising
Phuuilx UUo , to u brighter and better exist
ence from tbo dusty ushctl of Its past.
The Athens of to-day lies partly on aad
partly off the slto.of the ancient , city. It is
on the cdcro of a plain with the lull of the
Acropolis rising upward sheer U30 foot at Its
back and with iho low mountain of Hymottus
at one side. Near this are other mountains ,
mm away to one side across the plain are the
blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. From
the Acropolis you can see
TIU ; I'LAINS OP MAIUTIIOX ,
on which the grout battln was fought , whore
the Greeks under MultUdos defeated the
Persians , and away to the west uro the blue
, waters of tbo bay o ( Salamls , where Xerxes ,
the Persian king , watched the destruction of
his thousand war vessels by the Grecian
fleets , At the side of the Acropolis is a
rocky hill about ono hundred feet high , and
uioro of u cliff than it hill , on which St. Paul
preached and on which the court of Are
opagus was hold , to which the old Athenians
passed sentences of tlfu and death , and
whore Demosthenes was trtod for bribery
and convicted , Every surrounding Is his
toric and classic , and the sky , the hills and
the sea are the same , The heavens are
to day as wonderfully blue us they were
in tbo days of Homer. The poppy HOWOH
mixed with the wheat uro as blood a rod as
they were when .Plato sat among thorn and
talked phloBOpby , and the dark hemlock on
the hills as grocn us when it. furnished the
poison which killed Socrates. Mount
llyuicttun , with its rocky , tilvcr gray sides
furulihca as sweet aouey to-duy as when the
Grecian poets sang its praises , und from the
quarries on Mount Pentollkos ever there
comus for the now public buildings of
Athens as pure white ninrblo us thiit with
which Phidias worked and out of which
Praxiteles chipped his famous statues.
It is only in respect to its natural sur
roundings that Athens remains us it was in
the past. Its buildings have nil the .fresh
greenness of the nineteenth century , and it Is
u town of hotels , theaters nnd newspapers.
It is a business town , too , and the modern
Greeks are among the brightest business
men of the cast. The Turks
have a proverb , which says : "From
the Greeks of Athens , from the
Jews of Salonika and from the Armenians
everywhere , Good Lord , deliver us 1" Ills
also said in the east that ono Greek is equal
to at least two Jews , and you will tlnd no
Jews in Athens , though thsy are scattered
over all other parts of of the Levant. The
HAVE NO FIXED PIIICES ,
and you bargain for everything you buy.
The rule is to offer not moro than one-third
of what is asked , and you must bargain with
your butcher , your tailor , and with oven
your druggist , A lady of Athens was describing -
scribing to mo last night the purchnso of her
last spring bonnet. Said she : "I wont
into the leading millinery shop of the place
and picked out a woU-trimmcd piece of lace
and straw , und uskoJ the price. "
"It will bo 100 Jniucs , " was the reply.
"Oh , " said I , "but I can't pay so much.
I think Ilfty francs Is enough for it , and I
will give no more. "
Tha merchant looked at mn and said at
once that it was impossible , then seeing Unit
I was about to leavu , ho said : "Wullinuclamo , ,
if you think ilfty francs is enough you may
have it for that. " And , concluded the lady ,
who Is a Greek , "It is so all over Athens.
You must never pay what the pcoplo ask
you. Then you will see in some of the stores
prices marked oa the goods , und the notice
hung up that there are none but llxed prices
nt such places. But this is a fraud. Yon
must toll them you can not pay so much , und
you will got the goods for less. "
I have tried this plan during the past few
days , ami I llnd I can got a considerable ro-
duution , oven in
suni.ir rowDBits AN QUININE ,
The modern Athenian docs not like manual
labor and the result is that most of the
Greek citizens of Athens are in mercantile
or professional business. I tlnd that there is
little of what wo would consider s < iuuro
dealing among the merchants , They try to
got advantage of these who trade with them
in every way , Tlio money used in tlio stores
and la Athens generally is dirty , greasy
paper money , issued by the national bank ,
and the shin plasters , which are in some de
nominations not bigtror than u special de
livery stump , reminded one of the fractional
currency which prevailed In Amnnca some
years ago. The ten fruno or two dollar notes
are of about the slzo and shape nf our green
backs , und as there are no ono dollar notes ,
the people provide for this by chopping or
T\\O DOI.T.AU NOTKS IN HALVES
ana these halves pass us good. This money
Is nt a discount of over SO per cent , und in
changing gold you make twenty ndd cents on
every dollar. Thonj are taw foreipa batuts
and tlio changing is Uono by men who have
littlu counters with glass money boxes upon
them and who IDUUO u commission oa every
Athens , as the capital of Greece , Is , of
course , the political center of the country.
It Is here that the king lines nnd it is hero
that the chamber of deputies meets and set
tles the destinies of the nation. But lirst lot
mo tell you something ubout the Gropco of
liS'J , It is uot , you know , divided up now
as it was in the past into a dozen different
governments. It was consolidated under
the Mohammedans. By the war of a half
century and moro ugo it was freed from tlio
domination of the Turks and it was given a
Ulng by thn loading governments of Europe.
This king was Otto , of Bavaria , nnd ho ruled
until ISO' ! , when ho was expelled
and Great Britain , France and Uus-
siu chose the present king , who
is tlio uon of the king nf Denmark. The
Greeks prldo themselves oa their democ
racy , and they say thov believe so much in
equality that they prefer to havu a foreigner
rulu over them. Their country is , all told ,
only us largo us AVost Virginia or half the
Bizo of tlio Htato of New VorK. and they num
ber only ubout two millions uf people , Each
onp of tbo mule box among these two mil
T1I1NK3 HIMSELF A STATE8HAN ,
and as soon as Iui9 old enough to.spoakbo
The following programme has boon arranged for the week , but will bo aided
by other attractive features :
Monday , Sept. 2i1.
Receiving visitors and arranging for their comfort.
Tucxtlay , Scp' . Uil.
Dr. Talmago will lecture at Fair Grounds at 11 A. M.
Public Buildings and all Omaha thrown open to the mibhc.
' , : < ! -culay , A. SI. , Sept. till.
Grand Trades Display , being the largest procession'of the kind overseen in
the West , including Business Floats representing the Industries of the Nine
teenth Century , escorted by an army of Traveling and City Salesmen , U. S. Reg
ular Soldiers from Fort Omaha , the Omaha Wheel Club , Metropolitan Police
Force of Omaha , Omaha Fro Department with its apparatus. Baud of Sioux
Indians in their Sculp Dunces , Sun Dances and War Dances.
WedncKilny Evonlns' .
Illuminated Pnrado of Flambeau Clubs.
Grand Display of Fire Works during the March.
Electric Light Illumination of Streets , Buildings and Arches.
Thursdays rl. M , Sept. 5tli.
Railroad Excursion to the Great Stock Yards and Packing Houses of South Omaha
Tlmrsilny Kycnlnp ; ,
Competitive Parade of Ornulia Ward Clubs for Prize Banner.
Friday , A. M. , Snpl. Clth.
Brass Band Competition for Prizes amounting to $000.
ETC n In ir.
Parade by Flambeau Clubs , Illuminated by Fire Works.
Exhibition Run of OmahaMro Department , lighted by Electric Lights.
gins to talk politics ; and there Is no political
center in the world , perhaps except Wash
ington , in which politics is moro talked than
in Athens. The chief subject is tlio actions
of the chamber of deputies , which is the
Greek parliament , und tlio effect which these
actions will have on the governments of
Europe. The modern Greek imagines that
everything that Boulanger , Bismarck or
Gladstone does is moro or less connected
with Greece , and , like onu of our own cities ,
ho thinks that Athens is the hub on which
the wheel of European politics moves.
The place of this political discussion and
gossip is the cafes , of which there uro hun
dreds in Athens , und in which every after
noon and evening thousands congregate and
drink poifco or mastilc and talk politics.
They buy tlio different political papers and
settle as they como up , the question of the
hour in modern Greek. There nro a half
dozen newspapers published here , und they
nil seem to bo thriving , if their sales are any
index of success. They nro all in Greek ,
and ono of t turn , a comio political sheet like
Punch or Pack , hut not ouu-tonth the size ,
is made up entirely of poetry , It has cartoons
teens taking off tlio pccularities and doings
of the leading politicians , and it in said to bo
us witty as un old Green comedy.
THE I'AHMAMUNT HOUSE
yesterday. It is a big three-story building
brick and stucco , which looke moro like the
mansion of a Paris millionaire than a govern
ment onlco. Ionic columns of the purest
white murblo support a portico ever its front
door , und its Interior * contains a
library , some ofllccs nnd the hull
in which the deputies meet. There is
but ono house in the Greek parliament and
this contains 150 members , who nro elected
Uy the pcoplo of the various provinces , every
man having the right to vote. The members
are elected for four yours nnd they must sit
not less than thrco nor longer than six
months every year. They rocolvo salaries
amounting to $400 a session , anifif an extra
session is called they got $300 moro. In the
most prosperous times they cannat thus
inuko moro than $700 a year. They huvo
fully us much power us our members of congress - '
gross and they in reality govern Greeco.
The king has the veto uoxver , but ho would
not dare to exercise it iigahist u largo ma
jority vote , and the result is that his power
is not much greater than that of the quean
of England. The room in which the Greek
parliament moots Is ubout us big as the avor-
ugo church ,
HOMXNO TiutER nuNDiir.n I'IOPIU.
Its walls roach from the ground floor to the
ton of the three-story building which con
tains it , and Its colling Is of great panels of
gold and whlto wood work , it Is built in the
shape of a half moon , und into the walls nro
cut two rows of galleries , oua above the
other. The seats of tbo deputies are semi
circular benches which rise la concentric
rows ono above another , und in the , center of
which , at the front of the room , is the seat of
tbo president. This seat is built between
two great whlto murblo columns , ana in the
galleries back of it nnd considerably above It
is u sort of an opura box in which the king
sits whoa ho attends the meetings. Marblu
busts of the king and queen stand on pedes
tals , just below this , and between the depu
ties und the president uro desks at which sit
the ministers of the king's cabinet. The
mouibers themselves have little desks a foot
square which are' fastened to tbo backs
of tuo benches In front of them , arid
ouch bench contains room for several
members , The Greeks are very fond of
speaking and they uro good speakers und a
place In this chamber Is qulto as much an
honor hero as is a seat in our senate , A
politician bus , in fact , more influence hero
than In tlio United States , and it is men
rather than measures which constitutes the
politics of Greece. Tjio party in power rules
und controls the ofiicos and if it falls to hold
the support of the chamber of deputies the
opposition comes in und takes the reins and
ON THE OLD Sl'OIW SVbTf.U
ousts the oulcials of the opposite party and
puts m its own. Just now Mr. Tricoupis ,
ono of the greatest statesmen of Greece , is
the uromlor and his party lately got tbo reins.
They changed all of the clerks and by lookIng -
Ing at the books proved their predecessors
guilty of defrauding the government. This
was especially so In the custom house ofllces ,
All of the old employes are , I am told , now
In prison , while the clerks of some of the
other oQices are awaiting trial.
The elections m Greece are hold somewhat
on the same plan as In America. There is
ututnp speaking beforehand and many of the
same electioneering dodges uro played , Not
a few of the wives nf candidates have re
cently helped In the election of their nus-
bar.d'j to parliament , nnd I was told of an
Athens lady who , nt the last election , seeing
that her husband was lilcoly to bo defeated ,
took several embroidered liars to neighbor
ing villages nnd calling the people together ,
told thorn that all such us wanted to vote for
her husband would have a free passage to
Athens and tickets to the theater. Sha then
presented them the Hag to carry and the
whole town glad of a cheap trip to the capi
tal accepted the offer and the husband now
sits in the chamber. In the processions of
candidates in Athens it is , I mn toU , not an
uncommon sight to see
TUB WIPK OF A CANDIDATE
in flno clothes riding along in a carriage and
distributing election documents and some
times flowers to the pcoplo. In the getting
up of a boom for a candidate friends sur-
pnso him by serenades and demands for
speeches in front of his houso. The candi
date comes out , and just as aincng our poli
ticians at homo , protests that ho is surprised
nnd goes on to make his "extempore" re
marks by pulling a roll of manuscript from
his coat-tall pocket.
All of the elections and public meetings of
Greece , oven to the court balls , are held
upon Sunday. The election polls are in the
churches and the chtof election place of
Athens is the cathedral. The voters are all
registered and the balloting is done in such
a way that fraud is hardly possible. Each
candidate has u ballit-box of his own and
his judge sits behind it. These boxes are ia
a row along ono side of the church , und
this place is so fenced off that only one
man can puss along nnd vote at ono timo.
The boxes themselves are ubout a loot
squuro , and each has a round plpo-liko
hole in its top just largo enough to admit the
arm of a man. This pipe runs down through
the miudlo of the box until it meets a parti
tion which divides tlio box in half.
" ' TUB IIALLOT8 AHE 11UCKSUOT
and the voter casts his ballot in the afllrma-
tivo according us ho casts his shot into the
compartment on the richt or loft side of the
box. His name is given as he starts In to
vote and ho Is handed just us many buckshot
as there uro candidates and no more. Each
judga can see thai ho rolls uu his slcovo and
that he has only ono ballot m his hand before
ho puts it Into the box , and as ho drops it to
the right or the loft insldo the box no ono
can see how ho votes and fraud Is almost im-
posaiblo. Tlioro is no ballot box stulling In
Greece and la case the ballots In the boxes
bo not correspond with the tally at the entrance -
trance tlio whole vote is thrown out ,
Both in the making of laws and In tlio elec
tions the groatestnficaro is taken to prevent
fraud , and in the chamber of deputies u bill
must bo discussed and voted upon urticlo by
article on Hi re i ) sojciruto days before it can
bo passed. Thoj standard of Intelligence
among the people Is high , and the poorest
consider themselves un un equality with the
richest and the blnojt blooded , The modern
Greek , whatever his-position , does not imag
ine that ho can boibalow you in station , and
the waiter at a caftf or the driver on u street
car does not hosituto to chut with you und to
express his opinions ; The people uro very
patriotic und tucy.bollovo in
THE FOTCBI5 OP OnEECE ,
They are making wonderful progress.
Already they hava U8Q miles of railroad , aud
there is talk of uillno which will go from
Athens north andwrill make connections with
the railroads oflKuropo , This will bring
the cast ut least aday nearer Europe , and It
will probably dlveHin largo part of tlio trade
and travel which goes from Inaia and Egypt
to Paris and London , by Hulv to Greece. It
will make the city of Athens ono of the great
cities of Europe and will muko u material
change in the country. At present all ves
sels going to Constantinople and Athens must
sail around the Polopoacsus , a great penlii-
sula , which lies at the south end of Greece
and which is the southernmost point of
Europe , The sous ubout this uro very stormy
and tuo passage is always rough ,
11 y TIII : coniNTii CANAL ,
which is now being cut , the boats will bo
able to como through the Gulf of Corinth ,
ubovo tba Polopoooaus , and a day will bo
saved between Athens und Italy , and the
ships which go to Constantinople will save
twa days In their voyages from Naples and
Sicily , An immense amount of shipping
will in this way be brought to Athens , und
the city will Increase oven more rapidly than
It is now doing ,
The people show themselves capable of
taking advantage of every improvement.
They uro more like Americans than orien
tals , aad tuey do not scruple to spend taoaoy
ALL PLACES OF AMUSEMENTS
Present Attractions During the Week.
At the latter place there will to open every evening IHo Merchants'and
Manufacturers' Exposition. This exhibit will bo arranged tiiitl superintended by
Mr. J. C. Bon null , who hud charge of the Nebraska exhibit at the World Fair at
THE L1NINGER ART GALLERY.
Through the liberality of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Liningor , the Liningor Art
Gallery will bo open every day from 8 u. in. to 8 p. in. This gallon' is noted for
its many art treasures , gathered by Mr. and Mrs. L. in their several tours to the
Art Centers of the old world. Every one who is interested in art should tuko
this opportunity to visit this grout art gallery. ,
PRIZES FOR BRASS BANDS.
The management have offered prizes of $000 for the best band participating
in the parades.
Conditions of Band Contest The competition will bo cpon to all bands out
side the oily of Omaha. Award to bo made Friday , September ( i. Throe com
petent judges will decide. No band of less than twelve pieces will bo allowed tb
compete. All entries to bo in the hands of E. E. Bruce , care of Blake , Bruce fc
Co. . on or before Augusts. " ) . No entry fee , but all bands competing for prizes
must participate in tuo parade free of charge.
CHEAP RAILROAD FARES.
Take nil vantage of the reduced rates on railroads nnd como and see Omaha
and get acquainted with those with whom you do busine&s.
Among other attractive features the Omaha Fair Association have engaged
the renowned Brooklyn divine , Rov. Do Witt Talmago , to deliver an address on
the fair grounds on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.
on public improvements. The Athens of to
day Is a town of theatres nnd good hotels.
It is a city of line schools and of museums.
It bus a ( 'ooii society , and Its pcoplo are as
bripht and well posted as these of most cities
of Europe. FIUNK G. CAWEXTKH.
The pretty housemaid is the lily of the
, It is novcr too late to learn Hut sometimes -
times we llnd nothing left to learn , except
that it is too late ,
What a ( ] uiet , economical world wo would
liyo in were it not for the movements of the
The sensational columns of some ilailos
oniuluto the jiollywog in their proportion of
head to tnlo.
Remorse is a good deal like a wooden leg.
It mny help you on your way , but ulwavs
think how much happier you would bo with
The harvest of flnpers torn off and run
through threshing machines is reported to
be fully up to the average this your.
The name applied to a now train between
Chicago and Now York Is the "Ladies' lim
ited. " Do the managers of any railway
blindly imagine they can limit the ladles ]
The bathing dress is a lovclcr of all dls
tinctions. In a single scanty garment there
is no use of putting on airs.
If your friend , who has been cultivating a
kitchen garden all summer , looks thin and
wan , don't lay It wholly to hard work. Ho
may bo trying to live on what ho raised.
It w.is all very well for the bravo Law-
rcnco to say : "Don't give up the shipl" But
when it is a postmastcrshlp that jou hold ,
and the president cuts your head off short ,
you are hardlv to bo blamed for giving it up.
"This is somewhat of a 'twino trust,1. "
said the young man as his best girl wound
her arms about his nock to whisper sweet
nothing * in his largo loft year.
Hens nro kept busy llnding the means for
moving their crops.
Whoever expects more of this Ufa than
victuals nnd clothes , with a little suaro
change for the circus , is doomed to a brolccn-
hearted old ugo.
The BHHiiL'rt family will have a reunion at
Springfield , Mass. , September 0. Poor Josh
is dead , but the purveyors of billingsgateara
"I am always ready to give nny man a
llf t , " said the sheriff us ho sprung the gallows-
Tlio finding of Tascott has become a dis
tinct industry. It has got , In fact , to the
point whore u littlu protection might provo
valuable for aomo of these found.
Though America is not famous for her jew
elry , it Is said fiHo has a rlcli Henl ring ,
'Tls ilio accounts of u side-door sulooa that
nro Icnpt up by the double-entry system.
Whoa the American Uar association meets
'at Chicago , tenders of hospitalities will bo
uiudo on all hands.
Marriage Is the hitching post on the road
It's a lung lane that has no dog in the or
chard at the other end of It.
An opening attraction at the seashore-
The culm and placid elain.
Jefferson D.wis has i sufd what Boulon-
gor would call a manifesto about "tho bravo
men who sustained our righteous cause , "
addressed to an ox-con federate colonel nt
Pine Bluff , Mr. Davis has , perhaps , been
experimenting will ) the now elixir.
The singers who saug Into tidison's phonograph
graph at the top of the Eiffel tower this week
found themselves able to inuko higher tones
than ever before , This is both physiological
and ambiguous ,
No wonder St. Paul Is indignant nt ( hiding
the names of four dogs In the Minneapolis
directory. One uog in a city directory is ,
counted as about three and a half human be
ings hi estimating population ,
A bachelor of forty ho ,
A man of culture , pride and wealth ;
A maid of twenty summers she ,
With spnrltlmg eyes and glowing health.
Ho wooed , but not as others have ,
With loving words more sweet than truoj
Ho laid his bank boolt in her hand ,
and merely turned to "Balance duo. "
She raised her eyes ; his cause was won
A maid of Kterljng sense was she.
Ho clasped her to his manly Iruast ,
And now a warned man is he.
THE ENGINES TELESCOPED ,
The Remarkable Result of a Ool-
liHion on the Union Pacific.
TRACKING A VAGRANT CAR.
Electricity Knocttine ; Out the Best
Knllwiiy IjliiL-s Witli a Speoil
13qu.il Almost to That
"Railroad accidents are sometimes odd af
fairs , notwithstanding tba fact that they are
sometimes very serious , " remarked Train
master Baxter , of the Union Pacific , a few
days ago. "During uiy checkered career as
a railroad man , I have had ample opportunity
of noting the truth of ray assertion. A few
years ngo , I was train dispatcher ou the
Union Paciflo. I was very tired ono evening
and was almost dozing when I heard the
ticker click off 'First section No. 14 , going
cast , ran into No. 3 , between Grand Island
and Lockwood.1 My heart jumped right into
my throat , bccauso I was afraid perhaps that
I had issued a wrong order nnd was responsi
ble for the accident ! and I breathed very
much easier , you may depend upon it , when ,
on looking over the copies of the orders sent ,
I found that the engineer on the freight had
evidently misunderstood his orders and was
alone to blame.
"Tlio ticker kept oa tolling about the acci
dent and , as good luck would huvo It , no ono
wus killed , or oven seriously injured but the
track was blockaded badly. The superln-
tcndant came down In u few moments nnd
inside of half an hour had a wrecking train on
the road. I went with it. When wo reached
the s6ono wo found that the crow from Grand
Island had cleared tllb wrecked cars away ,
but the engines were still on the track or
oil it , for they had loft the rails , and there is
where tbo odity of the accident comes hi. Of
course you havu hoard of curs being tele
scoped but did you over hear of locomotives
being telescoped i Certainly not. But thcso
had , The freight vngmo wus a heavy draft
affair while , the passenger locomo-
tlvo was of light draft , Tnov had not
mot fairly and squarely and actually
the smaller onglmi hud dived , as it weru ,
straight into the larger. The smoke-stuck of
the inrgor engine was still standing , and the
cabs not being much Injured , it was the od
dest looking sight I oversaw. There was a
photograph taken of the scene , which was
reproduced in the Sciontiilu American. It
caused consldorub'lo comment among ma
"Thoy may all talk UH they please , " re
marked Car-Accountuiit Buckingham , who
chuncod to listen to the nbovo unocdoto. "of
accidents and other incidents of railroad life ,
but , if you dnslro real , genuine , unalloyed excitement
citomont , como and hold down my place of
three months while I take a vacation.
"Two months ago , a fellow out ut Fromoqt
asked und gained permission to remodel a
Union Pacillq mock-car , claiming that ho
could so change it that it would equal if not
excel any of the high-priced stable cars ,
und Unit the expense would bo light ,
very light. Well , ho llxed up his cur und
got a stock uhlpper to load it with cuttlo for
the Chicago marknt by way of a trial. It
was a pretty fair arrangement but not up to
uxpectutlons , so wo did not have any moro
llxed up in that fashion. But that curl I
haven't seen that car since , although 1 have
been trying to tlnd it over since. Some road
collared it ut Chicago , and , after tracing it
nround for u time J located it at Atlanta ,
Gu. I wanted It right uwoy und ordered It
back and it got as for as Memphis , whoii I
again lost It. Tlio next point that I located
it at was St. Joseph and I thought I had it
sure , when presto lit was hauled down to
Dennlson , Tex. But I persevered and finally
cornered it ut San Diego , Cal. From tliero
It wont to Ban Francisco und 1 said to myself
now that cur Is coming right straight to
Omaha. ' But did ill No. After u
spuoo of three months I found it
nt Portland , Ore , Thence it wont
to Sioux City , nnd I chucKled to myself ,
'Buck , my boy you've won ut last,1 But
have II Well , to quote the Immortal Lew
Dockstader , 'I guess not.I guess not.1 That
car is now on the Canaillnn'Puclllc , and I ex-
pcct-is loaded with steve coal going west.
But I will cct it or die trying to llud out
why I do not. "
"Wlmt changes hnvo taken place in raiU
road equipment within the lust few years I1'
asked John Francis chief of the B. & . M.
"When I llrst begun rnllroadlng , the pas
senger service on all lines were very ordi
nary. Sleeping cars , and there were a few
in use , were tame affairs contrasted with ,
those of to-day , with all of llfo's comforts
attached. Thobunksforsuch only could they
be called , were hard , uncomfortable affairs ,
and the sleep of the passenger was anything
but balmy. Then , too , there were no dining
cars , and the traveler , Instead of sittln
down to an elegant table had to
bolt nld dry sandwiches nnd muddy
coffee nt a station where u frco-lor-ull
light was generally the termination of u rush
for something to eat. Instead of cushions
on the scats of passenger coaches , there
were wooden seats. The roads wcro rough ,
tlio engines slow and nothing was us nice aa
it is to-day. "
"Yes , " said Arthur 'Smith , Mr. Francis'
chief clerk , "and what improvement wo will
yet see In the matter of transportation when
electricity shall have become completely
harnessed. Eat your breakfast ut homo ,
dinner In Chicago and supper m Now York.
Everything fast , nothing slow. No side *
tracking for trains , no danger of running oft
the track , no Bleeping cars , no dining cars ,
no uncomfortable passenger conches , no
dusty , dirty cinders from the engine to got m
your eyes. Oh , this electrical nlr ship trans *
portatlon will bo a great "
"Arthur , " remarked Mr. Francis sternly ,
"Do you forget that you are in the employ of
the gioat Burlington route , the greatest oa
earth , standard gauge , steel rails , double
track , fast trains , the bust scrvlcn , etc. ,
etc. ? "
"No , sir , " said MrSnith , as ho resumed
his occupation of writlmr a loiter to Chair
man Blunchurd of the Central Tralllo asso
"Very few pjoplo in railroad service , " re
marked Uond Master O'Uonnoll , of the B. fa
M. . "have any idea of the causes of broken
rails which frequently result In serious acci
dents. Some causes uro very curious. For
Instance , n nut wheel on a car has been
known to break a rail ut the Joint. A heavy
engine with wheels which have sharp
llangcs under the trucks has been known to
exert such n pressure on the curve us to
break a rail , but such un Instance Is rare. A
heavy unglno also has been known to crowd
a guard ruil on u curve so hard as to break
It , und lump the truck. Such accidents uro
morn likely to happen in winter than sum
I' . P. Shelby , the Into general manager of
the Montana Central , who was a few nays
ngn selected us trufllo manager for the Mani
toba Is once moro In his proper sphere. Ho
Is essentially u trafllo manager nnd no man
in the country knows the transportation situation - ,
uation from the Atlantic to the Paclllo and
from Canada to the gulf bolter than ho.
Despite that under his management the
earnings of the Montana Central Inivo In
creased from month to month until a point
when u dividend can bo declared has been
reached , ho himself will concede that the
supervision of nn operating department is
not his forto. Ho Is among the leading tralllo
men in the country und has fovy equals ana
no superiors. His promotion is a deserved
ono and the Manitoba managcmont will
never have cause to regret their action.
Wo two alone. 'Che rustless ocean
Broke billowy on the glistening shore ,
"Tell mo , " I whispered , with emotion
"Toll mo you never loved before. '
Her azure eyes thro1 tear-drops glistened
And stilling heart-throbs half o'orcorna
While wind and wuvo stand fillll to llstoa
Soft fulls her answer : "Not this sum *
Mrs. George Pondleton Howler , of Cln-
olnnull , wus not carried off by Italian brig-
unQs , us recently reported. But aim is hav-
Inir a tough light with Parlsan brigands dlt
guisud as hotel keepers ,
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