Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 15, 1889, Part II, Page 10, Image 10

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

> t
A Look nt Turkish Official Business
How tlio Kartnor * Are noblioit By the
BulUii'fl UmlorlttiRH Turkish
Newspapers nnd ttio Prosn Con-
corslilp AmotiK tlio Itnzanrs.
CossTASTiNOl'i.rAuirii t20 , 1889.
Corrosiwnilcnco to TIIB Ur.B. ] I write this
letter In tlio capital of the Ottoman cmpiro.
If Pnrls IB Franco , Constautinoplo Is Tiir >
hoy. It K hcio tlmt Uio Biiltnn HVCB. Hero
are tlio lioailiinartora of the Turkish army
nnd from the government unices hero ire out
the wires of political appointment which
control the llvot mul property of moro I linn
thlrty-throo million people. Constantinople
Is the center of Turkish business , and it Is
the pivot uroiiml which the wliolo Molmm-
mcdan world revolver. Situated us It Is ,
partly In Aalu nnd partly In I'uropo , It forms
the connecting link of the two Brent civilisa
tions , and iu population is tlio most cosmo
politan on tlio fnco of the globo. The straits
of the Uosphoru * , which connect tun big
Black nca with thu little sen of Muruiorn ,
wind In and out Ilito n wldo river bctwocn
uropo and Anla. Tlioy tire
nOltllBUEl ) III Ill'.AUIIl'UL illl.I.S ,
which slope aown In places almost precip
itously to the water , nnd their ntitural scon-
cry compares very favorably with the best
bits along the Rhino and tlio Danube. At tuo
beginning of these straits there Is a lofty
peninsula containing tlio ami of two or
thrco good-sized farms , the greater part of
the northern sldo of which is separated
from the inuln body of Europe by u long
inlet of water which winds around lllto n
horn , and which Is known as the famous
Golden Horn of Constantinople. The lower
aide of the peninsula is washed by the HOI of
Mnrmorn , mitt Its upper edge bloelcs the
waters of the Uospliorus. Standing upon Its
shores you can almost throw a atone into
Asia , and by turning around you could , with
a rovolv-jr , shoot a bullet deep into the body
of Europe. It is upon this peninsula that the
greatest part of Constantinople Is built. This
pan is known as Stamboul. nnd It belongs
almost exclusively to the Turks. Upon it
stand the great la/aai s , above iU thousands
of Turkish houses rise the tall minarets of
hundreds of Mosques , and the crici of its
turbanuod peddlers mo mixed with the shrill
tenor of the Muiuzlns who .flvu times each
day stand upon the balconies of thcso towers
and slng.out , the hours nf prayers. A brldiro
of boats about a in llo long and as wldn as
Pennsylvania uvcuuo in Washington con
nects this Turkish quarter of the city with
thu nuiopcim Hhoro , and over this bridge
there Is nonstnntly passing a tni eng of Turks
ant ) , Christines of .lows and Qrccksof , brown
gowned men from Persia nnd broad-cloth
traders from Uurope. An Italian writer in
Constantinople sayja thut 100,000 mun no over
this bridge o\cry day , nnd one new idea
This bridge loads to Perj , which is the
European quarter of Constantinople. Tlio
hills on' the north sldo of the Golden Horn
are as steep ns ihoso of San Francisco , or of
the blufT'oavhlch Kansas City Is built.
Para has covered thcso hills and the pal
aces of the foreign legation , the Kosks of
the sultan and the homes of the swell Turk
ish olj.cial8staud | high.nbovo Stamboul and
cotntfinncffc'xtcnslvo lihid-janil water views of
Asladntl Europe. Pe'rn. Itself is moro of a
European town than a Turicish ono. It has
business buildings llko tlioso of Paris , its
stores 'aro tilled with European goods taste
fully shown behind plate glass windows ,
and a good street car line carries you from
ono part of It to another , it has an under
ground cable railroad. From the shores of
the Golden Horn to the top of the bluff , upon
which the city is built , and the incline Is as
steep as that as the bluffs of Kansas City.
The road Is well patronized , nnd It ought to
bo a paying Investment. Pera has Euro
pean hotels , with Swiss servants , French
cooks and olectrlo bells , in which you can bo
as comfortable as In nny hotel iu Now York.
of Its people would compare favorably with
those of the other capitals ot Europe. As a
diplomatic poit thu citj of the sultan is ono
of the most Important capitals of Europe.
The complications which nro at anv time lia
ble to arlso with Russia leads the English ,
the Ffciich and the German to lcr > op im
mense establishments here , and the expense
of the foreign ministers for entertaining
runs into the tons of thousands of dollars u
year. Ono of tlio legations uses at its state
dinners gold and silver plato which is worth
$100,000 , nnd the sultan feasts the diplomats
on gold plato and furnishes thorn Turkish
coffee in gold'cups. During the past four
jears the AnvJncun minister hus entertained
very largely , and Mr. Straus has , f doubt ,
not , spent several times the amount of his
salary In kcnping ui > Undo Sam's end of
diplomatic cnUirtainmenl. Ho is ono of the
most popular ministers America has ovnr
sent to Turkov , nnd his diplomatic career
has been a great success.
The Tuiks themselves nro very hospitable
and many of the TurliUh officials have a
part of their houses furnished in European
stylo. Thn uottcr class of them are well
educated , and thoraara hundred of clerks in
tno employ of the sultan who cnn speak
French , Encllsh nnd Gorman , and whn are
ao thoroughly posted on the leading subjects
of the day ns the inout cultured men of the
courts of Europe. I dined last night with
Balsamidus Hey , who is well known to every.
ono who has road Marlon Crawford's novel ,
"Paul Putoff. " This man Is Intimately connected -
nocted with thu sultan , and ho Is , I Judge ,
not much over thirty yours of tigc. Ho was
educated in one of the grrnt Mohammedan
schools nnd his llfo has been spent almnst
altogether In Constantinople. Nevertheless ,
ho speaks English perfectly , can tail ; French
llko a Parisian , and Is ono of
Till ! JIE51T r < ) S7EI > MBV
I have over mot on the hlatcry of the world
Ho seems to have every event in our na-
tlonnl life at Ills tongue's ond. Ho knows
nil of tlio American uuthoi a and can talk by
the hour on English literature. Ho Is as
vtoup on publiu men as ho is ou pubhu
matters , nnd is one of the most ugrooablo
conversationalists I have mot , Ho is the
best typo of thu advanced Turk of to day ,
uud Ilka many of hit kind , his life is moro
like that era Europocan than a Turk , All
of the government officials of Turkov dross
in European costume , save that their black
broadcloth coats are cut high at the neck
und that their heads are always covered in
the housumid out with trio rod-fo/zod , ulaok-
tussollcU cap.
The sultan has his great government de
partments like those wo have nt Washing
ton. There is n department of state or
foreign oOlcd. a wnc department , a depart
ed ineut of public works and department of
education , of the interior uud of justice. A
large number of tlioso departments are in
the vast building known as the Sublime
Porto , which In located near the great pal *
nco of the sultan in Stamboul , known us the
Old Seraglio. I visited the Sublime Porte
yesterday and mot a number of the loading
Turkish ofllcluU , 1 found thut many of tlicm
spake KuKllsh and that all converse in
French , 'Ihobcurotary of state asked mo to
give his compliments to Mr. IMulno when 1
returned \Yushlngton und to tell him that
lie had a great admiration for his ability.
Another cabinet minister who lias ,
ciuuui ; OP Tin ; NKWI'AVKII
of the empire und who is to a large extent
connected with the inteiior , told mo that the
government in now cncouraKlug the news
paper and that the day woukl come when
each city in the Turkish omplro would have
its dally i > ap < < r. There uro u number of dully
newspaper * In Conitantlnoplu. Some In
English , dome In French and some in Turk.
bli. Th Peciilans htivii u ji.ipor. The Clicok *
mvothotr organ , and there are also nows-
paperfl for the .TOTS nnd the Ar
menians. A mlsilonnty press publishes
n Hulgarlnn newspaper , but I under
stand that with nil those papers the censor *
ship of the prcsi Is very strict nnd that the
greater part ot the articles published are
road over by the government ofllccrs before
they nro permitted to bo printed. This 1 os
pcomllvso with the Uulgarian newspapers as
Lho turk are much afraid of revolutions
nmong the Bulgarians nnd they cut out
everything that relates to liberty or tends to
the depreciation ot the roycrnmont of the
sultnn. In the Sublime Porto the loading
foreign newspapers are token , and 1 spent
nn hour In n largo room in which a dozen
clerics were busy translating articles whl oil
had been published in Europe nnd America
upon Turkov. Kvoiy.hlnij that Is written
about the sultan h
nnd while 1 WIIH present I noted that two of
the clerks were working on articles from
Now York newspapers.
The Turks are the governing class in Tur
key , nnd It is well for the country that , they
nro so. Thov do not make very good busi
ness men , and the most of the business of
the Ottoman empire Ii done by the Jews , the
Armenians mid the Greeks. The Turks nro
not accumulative or Industrious. Their for
tunes , when made , seldom pass through
more than ono generation. Thn sons live high
olt tnolr fathers' wealth , and If they should
become bankrupt they look upon It as fate
rather Hum as the result of tholr own ox *
travaganco. They nro soldiers and agricult
urists ratlici than business men , and they
prefer the government service to nny other.
The bettor class of government officers are
well paid. The grand vMcr , who is the
tmltun'a right-hand man , receives $1,500 n
month , and the other cabinet ministers get
from & > UO to $750 a month. In addition to
this they have what they can make by
bribes , and in all oriental countries this
bribing or squeezing is legitimate. In China
an ofllcor receives a salary of 51,000 a year
and is expected to make 750.000 a year out of
perquisites or blackmail. I doubt not It is
much the snmo horo. It Ii certainly so to u
larco extent in the collection of taxes. The
sultnn is supposed t6 receive ono-tonth of
the crop of every farmer in Turkey. The
districts are , however , sold out to collectors
nnd the collectors sub-divide tholr districts
und resell them at auction to others. The
tax-gatherers look nt the craps and estimate
just ho-.v murh tholr obnro ought to bo , nnd
tno result is that Instead of the farmer pay
ing 10 per cent of his crop in taxes , ho has to
Undorsuch conditions it Ii no wonder that
this great Turkish omplro is poorly funned.
Judges in Turkey cot about $325 n month.
Assessors receive from SISJ5 to ? SOO per
month , nnd common soldiers are supposed
to grow fat on tholr board and clothes und 3
cents a day. Turkey has a conscript system
like that of Germany , und nil of the able-
bodied Mohammedan population receive a
fair amount of military training. The Turks
make magnificent soldiers , nnd those I see
nt Constantinople nro as finely formed and
well built men as you will find , , anywhere.
I am told that they will soon bo able to put
nn urmy of 800,000 trained men in the field ,
nnd they have the best mounted cavalry
that I have over seen. Poorly ns the men
are paid they seem to bo baupy , and they
have in fighting a courage which other sol
diers have not , which comes from their im
plicit belief that they
with ao TO in\.vns'
if they die fighting for the sultnn , It may
bothisiuason that excludes nun-bollovors
fi em the military service. The largo num
ber of Turks who nro not Mohammedans
cannot enter the aimy if they would , but
they have nevertheless to pay nn exemption
tux , umnuntintr to 51.50 n year ner male per
son , and this tax i levied on
the baby boy n year old as
well as on the old man of seventy-
five. When o poor Armenian , Greek or Jew
happens to have a family of six or cluhtboys
his expenses nro materially increased , and
nnd the number of these foreicners in Turkey
is so largo that this species of tax inuomo"
amounts te ngi eat deal. Scattoicd about
the hills of Constantinople are barracKs
which look llko palaces and which arc proba
bly built with this tux.
The Turkish people arc , in fact , taxed to
death. The extent of the taxation and the
poor methods of , its collection crind the life
out of the people , nnd the cmpiro is practi
cally branurupt. If it could bo.iroporly man
aged it might yet nay its debts and prosper ,
but it is very doubtful whether It will do this
under the present government and people.
As it is its foreign loans amount to more than
a million dollars , and there nro import nnd
export duties on nearly everything. The
foreign bondholders control the customs and
dues , and though there is a big tariff on to
bacco , and the tobacco trade in itself is a
monopoly tno Sultan never gets any of its re
ceipts. Ho hands of the tribute from Egypt
to the bondholders without looking at it , and
ho is so surrounded by his creditors that
ho can do nothing without consulting with
The business of Constantinople , llko that
ef till oriental cities , is done in baraars ,
and the b.uonnt of this city are , perhaps ,
They are all under ono roof , nnd this roof
covers acres of narrow streets which wind
in and out , cross and recross ono another
until in passing through them you lose your
self again and again , as though In the mazes
ot Rosamond's bower. The pavement of
these bazaars are cobble stones. The streets
are about five or six feet wldo , and no car
riage or wheeled vehicle can drive into
them. The stores nro narrow cells , ranged
along the sides of the streets , with wide
lodges or divans in front of them , and the
merchants in turbans and gowns squat on
rugs cross-legged with tholr goods hung up
above thorn nnd piled all around them. You
can buy in these bazaars anything from a
clove or u needle to n pair of diamond ear
rings , and there are old gold watches by the
bushel and ottar of roses by the gallon.
Each bazaar street hat Its own line of mer
chandise upon it. The Jewelers work sldo
by side , the shoemakers have a street of
tholr own. und the dealers of old arms and
old clothes each have their own separate lo
cality. There is u saddle bazaar , where all
kinds of gorgeous saddles uro made and sold
in cell utter cell. There is a spice bazaar in
which the perfumes of ground cinnamon
greet your nostrils. There is a Persian
bazaar in which you can buy enough rich
shawls to carpet u farm from every long-
bearded , richly dressed Mohammedan with
in it , and there is a bazaar where the finest
of gold embroidered curtains and other
rare articles In silk nnd silver are sold.
There are bazaars of all kinds und the Turk
ish merchants nnd the traders that you find
in them are of till classes nnd sexes and thev
como from all parts of the Mohammedan
world. Here is a veiled lady In a balloon-
like silk cown from some pasha's harem , a
in his hand stands beside her nnd watches
horclosolvns she buyscf a handsome Ar
menian. Near her stands the humol or porter
ter with his saddle on his buck ready to carry
away lor her anything she may buy though
its weight bo 500 pounds. There Is a Circas
sian with u hlirh African cup and hit breast
covered with cartridge boxes. Ho is u chief
in Ins native village und he is making u trip
to Constantinople. Hero comes a Greek in
red fei cap , gold embroidered waist and
skirts which stand out from his body like
those or the glr ) who rides the trlclc horse in
the circus , and here comes an Abyssinian
slave In turban und gown whoso face is us
blaek as the silk hat of that European mer
chant who walks behind him. Hero nro
Persians from HujjdaO , { Curds from Asia
and Dashi Htzouks from the interior. Here
is a pretty Armenian lady uud there , flirting
with un old Turk ub she tiles on a new pair
of slippers , Is u dark-eyed , rosy-chocKod
beauty wearing the embroidered dross of
Bulgaria. There a grouu of Syrians uro
drinking celToa together und here comes a
lemonade paddlei with n four-gullan bottle
on his baclc offering a drink which he claims
is sweeter than honey. Commission mer
chants und brokers by thu dozens hang
rouod you urging you touceept their services
In purchasing. Your eyes danca in trying to
comprehend the colors of the rainbow which
you HCO nil around jouaiul your ours are
deafened \ylth n dozen strange languages.
Yon wander through street after street , find
ing something now at every stop and when
you think you have i-omo to the end your
guide tolls you thatyou pro only at the bo-
glnnhm. I have gone again nnd uguln to
Constantinople bazaars and I Ilnd something
npvv In every street every time I go.
F \Mv O.
Ltfo will acquire now zest , und cheerfulness -
fulnoss return , U you will iinuol your
livoriind kidnoya to thu porfonniuiuo of
tlioir functions. Dr. J , II , McLuun'u
liver and Uidnoybulm will Htlinuhuo
thorn to healthful notion , 81 pur buttlo.
Ho Drank the Whisky for Hta Wifo'a
Snko ,
Bho Was Willing to lilvo In n. Cot-
tntjo fiitt irow the lilno
fit Plat Currqnt
Comical I fie" .
How Art Help * Nature.
Puck : Miss Violet Wililo ( wandering
tn the Mutna woods ) "IIow jrlorious. it
is to Eitzo on this wild scenery rtnd beheld -
hold imturo in all her primitive liin-
Mr. Ardcn Faxon "ITnv yo-csl Es
pecially when thoro'a a treed comfortable
bleliotol only a couple of inllog away. "
Kentucky Olilvnlry.
Epoch : Doctor Well , how's the
nguo this morning'/
Colonel Uluogrnsson ( a visit to Ohio )
I'm ' bettor , but my wife's worse.t
"Worse , oh V Did she take that quln-
ino and whisky I proscribed ? "
' 'Woll or you see , doctor , ! thought *
being only a woman , she might not bo
able to stand it as well as a man , yqu
know , and so she toolc the quinine and
I took the whisky. "
The I'opnlnr l < nvorlte.
Doulscho Weapon : MophUto ( be
hind the scones ) Hal what do I see ?
Only four wreaths thrown on the stage ,
and'l paid for five ?
Another Sort ofTlilnsi.
Puck : Miss Arabella Liopyor I do
not mind your poverty , George. Until
your fortunes mend , I could bo happy In
your wealth of affection ; and in EOIDO
vinoclad cottage -
Mr. Wardott Pardon mo , dear ; you
know I am only a poor city clerk , and
cottages are out of the question. Do
you think you could bo happy in a third-
lloor-back furnished room , with a sow
ing machine buzzing overhead and some
( lend below cooking cabbage ?
Miss Arabella Maybe , George , dear ,
we'd bettor wait ajter all.
A Promising I'tipll.
Texas Sittings : Plat Well , old
man , how does my daughter progress
with her violin lessons ?
Sharp ( with a tired smile ) Oh , she's
already able to detect the errors in the
instruction books.
llo Was
Boston Courier : Fond lover Is
your pa in , Addle ?
Geotlo maiden Yes , but you may
come in.
F. L. I don't ' think ho likes mo , and
ho might
G. M. There's no need of being
afraid ; ho engaged.
F. E. Engaged , is ho ?
G. M. Yes. IIo staid out until after
12 last night and went oil this morning
without Riving ma a chance to talk to
him. She is talking to him now and
be won't bo in this part of the house
for the next three hours. Come right
_ _
Almost OH Ilnd.
Merchant Traveler : "No doubt you
have heard songs without words , " said
a young man to Mrs. Do Porquo.
"No , ' replied the lady , "but I'vo
hoard 'em sing in Italian where you
couldn't understand a word , and I don't ,
doubt that it was almost as bad. "
Caught Him oil a Pair.
Now York Mercury : Black Did you
over notice a woman darning a pair of
stockings and observe how she
White I never saw a woman darning
a pair of stockings in mv life.
Black OhI Well , perhaps- your wife
doesn't darn your stockincs.
"VY hi to Yes , she does ; keeps them in
excellent ippair. But I never saw her
darning a pair. Never saw her darn
ing more , than one-at a time.
Then Black led- White around the
nearest corner and drew him into the1
depths of a subterranean lager beer
saloon. i
in Pronunciation.
Now York Times : The correct sound
of the vowel u is among the nice
ties of English pronunciation , but ,
after all , it is not half so im-
nortant as politeness , a fact which a
certain small boy seems to have for
"Mr. Feathorly , " said Bobby "at the
dinner table , "how do you pronounce
d-o ?
"Do , Bobhy , " replied Mr. Feathorly ,
"How do you pronounce d-o-w ? "
"Du-u-ow , " and Mr. Foathorly put on
a genteel air for the bonoilt of Bobby's
oldest sister.
' Well , then , how would you pro
nounce the second day of-tho week ? "
"Towsday , I think. "
"You're wrong. "
"Wrong ? IIow would you pronounce
it Bobbv ? "
"Monday. "
Liver nnd
Now York Mercury : Two gentlemen ,
walking along the streets , observed
some workmen taking the windows
! rom a house which tlwy wore about
pulling down , and which the tenant had
joft the day before. "What tearing
work , " said one , "that they are making
with that house ! "
"Yes , " said the other , "yesterday the
liver wont' out and now they are taking
out the lights. "
'Twns Not nu Kntillrth Sparrow.
Detroit Free Press : A sparrow was
seeking food in a largo fluid when a
btu/aru Bottled down with a great show
of indignation ana exclaimed :
"By what right are you trespassing
hero ? "
"Why , I supposed this field to bocom-
mon property , " was the reply. "Ex
cuse my mistake and I will go over on
yonder hill. "
"But I object to thodustyou may ralap
over there. "
"Then I will look for bugs in the
grass. "
"UutI won't allow the grass to bo
trampled under foot. "
* "Then 1 will seek for worms In the
thicket. "
o "But the noise will disturb mo. In
fact , in order to protect myself I must
eat you. "
It ie very easy to pick a light with a
man you know you can lckt |
fit the Oyster.
Keio Turk Herald. '
The oyster , down In tils bed of ooze ,
Waked with a start from bis summer
Biioza , * " '
Opened lila shell , nnd said with a yawn :
" 1 four that our season of safety is gone.
Fur my pleasant dreams were disturbed by
the. Jar
That always is caused by the letter R.
And 1 know , by the keel of that hideous
That uoiuo of us shortly wiU bo In the
Tlicro Were Mi Kllnu.on Him.
Boston Courier : They had just begun
thulr courtship and \\oro swinging on
the "garden gate , beneath the silent
stars ; and they wore silent , too , for
they wore yet in the llret dawning of
young Ipvo , and scarce know what to
say to oncjh oljlidft The silence at last
became embarrassing , and she said :
"I must go iin. ' ' '
"What's ' "
your hurry ?
"Oh , we're just lilto fools , swinging
hero and sayftrg nothing. "
"I don't knotf'Whnt to talk about. "
"Woll , ImtiHt'iftjln. ' "
"Wait a moHjAUt. Say. you must bo
awfully troublcu , by Jllos in the sum mo r
time. " , i
"Sir ! " , ) >
"Because you'ro so awfully sweet. "
SLo didn't go In'
I ! _
Ho Wnn tfcti n Correction.
Time : Irntct j individual ( invading
the sanctum-hl ) wantto thrash the man
that printed that llo about mo. Said I
was run out of Hod Gulch and threat
ened with n dose of tar and feathers if I
wont back. "
Editor "Isn't ' U right ? "
"Not by a long shot. It wasn't tar
and feathers nt all ; they just throat *
onod to shot mo. "
An Envlnblo Itccoril.
Chicago Tribune : Manngor of largo
manufactory The position you ask 1
ono that calls for both lioncsty and ca
pacity. Can you satisfy us aa to those
requirements /
Applicant ( hesitatingly ) I hardly
know. I am afraid not. I have been
twice defeated Tor alderman in my ward
nnd been rejected as a juryman not loss
than eleven times. * v
Manager ( to assistant ) Put him on
the pay-roll.
Tlio Frcnoli Method of FlKhtliiR With
Feet , ilnnils and Hand.
"Nature has given man hands , tcot
and head , and according to the rules of
la savato you can use any of tlicso us you
choose , " said Prof. Trounhet , of the
San Francisco fencing bchool , to an Ex
aminer reporter. "You are at liberty
to kiclt , butt or ttrlko nn opponent any
where from the top of his head to the
soles of his feet , and asciontlllosavatour
can successfully defend himself against
the combined attack of three or four
"In practice the hands are encased m
ordinary boxing gloves , \\ith long , well
padded gauntlets to protect the arm in
warding on" the blows , while light slip
pers , with solos an inch in thickness ,
made of the softest hemp , are worn on
the feet. The only rule in practice is
that which requires the savntour-to ac
knowledge each blow received from
either the hand , foot , or head by the
customary toucho. "
The position differs materially from
the pugilistic guard , continues the Ex
aminer. In boxing the loft side is pre
sented to an opponent , with the left
hand and foot \\oll to the front , two-
thirds of t > ho weight of the body resting
upon the right leg. In la savato tho.
men stand nearly facing each other , the
knees well befltt , each leg supporting nn
equal amount 67 tlid weight of the body.
Sometimes onq siflo is presented and
omotimes the pihor , the men changing
[ shoir guard The arms are
koptjweli bent nnd drawn closely to the
body , every bloiVibointr struck from the
waist. In retreating or advancing , the
kncos are koptvwoll bent , the savatour
maintaining avouching attitude.
The two uionltdoli their positions with
the loft hand and foot forward. , Prof-
Trouchet immediately commenced oper
ations by a feint at a lead \vith the loft ,
but instead hi right foot How forward
and landed oii'Ansot's ! left shin. The
blow if well delivered with an ordinary
walking shoo' 'will break the tibia o"r
.lacerate the leg1. , The professor's-'nextr
attempt to latjd this biow was neatly
.parried by Ansot by simply bending his
knee and raising his shin out of roach.
After the toucho had boon acknowl
edged the men again assumed their po
sitions. Ansot feinted with his loft
hand , and then brought his right foot
forward as if to land a blow on his ad
versary's shin. Prof. Trouchot parried
by bending the knee , but , quick as a
flash , his opponent pivoted on his loft
foot and kicked the professor In the
stomach with the bottom of his right.
After the toucho the professor made a
loft-handou load for Ansot's fnco , b(5t (
the latter throw up his left arm to catch
the blow , at the same time planting the
toe of his slipper directly on the pro
fessors' bolt. This blow is ono seldom
given in practice , as it is very danger
ous on account of the difficulty in guag-
ing the force of the kick and ttio move
ments of the opponent , but it ts most af-
fcctivo in a street light.
In the next bout Ansot attempted a
lead with his left hand , but instead of
countering as a boxer would , Trouchot
planted his too with the greatest pre
cision over his opponent's heart.
Prof. Trouchot then made another
left-handedefoint , but instead of kicking
Ansot on the shin or swinging his right
flst for a knock-out , ho swung his right
foot directly for -his opponent's chin ,
but it was cleverly parried with the loft
wrist , and the professor received a kick
on the belt.
Immediately upon taking their posi
tions for the next bout Trouchet made
a change of guard , throwing his right
foot and hand to the front. When An
sot attempted to change likewise his
forward movement was stopped by the
solo of Troucliet'a shoo being planted
squarely in his throat.
After sparring for a moment Trouchot
sprang forward quick as n Hash , and
throwing Anbot's arms asldo but cuhlm
squarely in the abdomen. Ansot didn't
have breath enough loft him to louche ,
bat ho acknowledged that ho hud been
touched oy sitting down suddenly and
forcibly. Upon recovering himself ho
attorn plod to retaliate , but Trouohet's
right knee flow up and caught Anbot
squarely on the forehead.
On taking their positions again
Trouchot aimed a straight blow at his
opponent's chin , but It fell short by an
inch , and Anbot grasped his ankle with
both hands , It , "jpflkcd as if Trochot
must fall to thq ground at the mercy of
his opponent , buMiko a ( lash he turned
and landed on hrs hands. Before An
sot could take advantage of the profes
sor's position atul'ldelc him in the stomach
ach Trouchot's' Tidjht leg shot out and
landed first on MB opponent's chin and
then on his bolt , jAnsot lot go of the
professor's footi in
When they ibquurod oil again Ansot
sprang lightly Into 'the air. Out wont
both foot and bilH bill ! they landed , ono
on Trouchot's'iitonmch ' and the other
squarely between his eyes. But , not to
bo outdone , \\\o \ \ \ "ilroTossor fcinte.l with
his loft hand au $ Snpnng into the air , at
the same time l/lncpg / ( | bothhools simul-
tancpusly uponiAi ! § ° t'B ohest.
Every blow during the whole exhibi
tion was delivered with the greatest
precision , and at the same time nearly
everyone was as light as the pat of u
child. The accuracy in gauging the
distance of an opponent was remarka
ble , oven when kicking backward.
"On more than ono occasion , " said
Prof , Trouchot , "hayo I boon able to
defend myself against irront odds by my
knowledge of la savato , While passing
through Whltoohapol , London , ono
night. I and my three friends were at-
tuoued by a couple of do/on hoodlums ,
By placing our backs together wo were
able to kick them over us fast as they
could como up.
"I once saw u man uttompc to shoot
ono of the boat Parisian suvntpurs , but
almost us BOOH as hii pistol was out of
his pookot it was sent whirling in the
ulr by u kick on the olboy. "
A Groan Cloth Knight Indulgoa In
Some Hominisconoos.
X > no Point In Which IMonoor Umntm
' Wan Distinguished Above Kvory
1 Other City in the Country
\ Old Tlmo Onmes.
Followers of Tor Mint ? .
1 "Twonty-nina in the black , high and
fa von , " romitrkcd the game keeper at
the roulette table in tv well known
Omalia gambling house a , few nlglita
ago , and as no ono had bet on iwonty-
nlno as a matter of course the bank
raked in the "chips. " Ono moro turn
and the few dry goods clerks who were
playing were "broke , " and sadly wended
their way over to the faro table to watch
a few "rounders" "buck the tiger" in
his lair , wishing the while for only u
dollar m'oro that tlioy might win back
what they had lost.
"Gambling in" Omaha is'nt what it
was in the early days , or oven a few
yoara ago , " sadly remnrkod the dealer
as ho gave tllo marble a vicious llirt.
"Far from It. Then you wouldn't see
mo idle llko this. Even if roulette is
what people term a 'sucker's game , ' I
would have all I could attend to , you
may depend upon that. In the good old
days wo could gamble to our heart's con-
tout without nny fenr of molestation
from any ono , nnd ono didn't ' have to
have any watchword in order to got into
a gambling house , because the doors
were open. Where to-day there la but
ono game of faro and this roulette table
in Ouiaha , then you could find n dozen
games of faro , half as many of roulette ,
keno , stud poker , crack-a-loo and any
thing you wanted. As n rule all
games were run on the square ,
but then there were ono or
two places whore the tenderfoot
could drop his cash without much
trouble , and oven in the first-class
houses the dealer wouldn't hesitate to
run in a 'sanded' dock if business hap
pened to bo a little dull.
"The first gambling house in Omaha
was started long before I came here ,
and I guess it would puz/.lo oven the
oldest inhabitant to toll who was lirot.
I understand that the people awoke ono
morning and everybody was gambling.
"Tho best houses in the city were
Jack Morrison's , Higgins' and Bruck-
er's. The former was located over
Hornberfier's , Higgins did business at
Twelfth , and Douglas , while Bruckor
hold open house to gentlemen onlvovor
Iho Palace saloon. As a rule the vis
itor was treated nicely at all those
places , although I have hoard that
Higgins had a itoaler or two who would
not hesitate at pulling n green man's
boot strap for what ho had , -on the
quiet. Thereused ! to bo a place over
the Turf Kschungo whore the trang
used to try to make a winning to no
purpose , and they finally gave it out
that the deal wasn't on the square.
"There was a great ciowd in Omaha
in the early days But Mustorson , Pros
Duval , Shorm Thurston , Doc Middle-
ton , Charlie Pierce , Sam Murray , and
a dozen other prominent characters
that" I could mention. None of
them aro. hero now. Bat is
in Colorado , poor old Shown is
dend , Pierce and Murray are in
business in Choyeniio and Doc Middle
ton is running a saloon in the western
part of the state. In addition to those
wore a half-hundred other fellows , reg
ular rounders " , who have likewise disap
peared. Th"oro wore some pretty still
games then and it was no uncommon
thing to hear that 3omo one had won or
lost from $5,000 to $10,000 in a night or
two of play. Bat Mastorson lost and
won about 818,000 in two weeks , and at
one time CharlioPiorco , touched Morri
son's ' bank for $122,000 in only three
nights' work. Why , Babe Barnes won
about 815,000 in two or three weeks
about eight years ago. Ho took $5,200
from Higgins at ono sitting and would
have got moro next night only ho was
barred from playing.
"At that time Omaha had a national
reputation among gamblers , because it
was the only town in the country vrboro
a man could play without a limit. You
could play the four open for $500 as eas
ily as for $1 and if you lost could double
up as long as your money lasted. I saw
ono man play the six ono niirht for $100
lose , double and lose again until the
card had gene back on him three times.
Ho hesitated a moment , but finally
planked down his $800 and the six won.
That's what I call norvo. You don't
see any bats like that over there nowdo
you ? ' Well , you won't for a while.
The class of men playliifr here are
not those of the old days. That follow
on the corner with a big slack of reds is
a oartondor in a loading hotel. Ho is
the luckiest man hi the business now
and usually 'cops' off from $25 to $100
nor night. Once in n. while ho loses ,
but not often.
"Who como here now to play ? Oh ,
everybody clerks , merchants , 'socond-
rata sports and , once in a while , a news
paper , man. The laltor seldom have
any money and are no good to us only
when they keep still about us. Oc
casionally wo catch an actor. Wo had
Mr. Dixoy here at ono time and played
him until ho dropped $1,800. Then ho
ho wanted to give his chock but I said
no nnd stopped the wheel. Ho lost It on
this table , .
"Hollo , hero comes n couple of fol
lows who want to play. Double O wins ,
sir. No , jou lose that bet. Hero we go
again ; 18 in the red , low and odd , " and
and the gumblor resumed his occupa
tion of relieving two young men of tholr
peek's salaried on the latest improved
plan. ,
'Among the Ucst Proof ) )
Of the real value and olllcioncy of the
proprietary medicines , of tholr purity
and careful manufacture , is , when the
manufacturers , together with their as
sistants , u o them in their own homes
and recommend them to their relatives
and triends. "A poor doctor , who does
not'beliove ' in his own proscriptions. "
Fora number of yours Messrs. Her &
Co. have boon inuunfucturing Kennedy's
East India Bitters , and there is not a
pef&o/n who is or has boon , connected
with tlioir establishment , with whom
' East , In(1 ( In Bitters" have not become a
hoUse hold friend. .
* ' *
-iv -
A Great Scheme.
Cholly Aw , I'vo a gwoat scheme ,
don't you know , to pwovont a fellow's
twous'bors from basrglng at the kneed. "
Oussio Aw , tell a fellah , won't you ?
I'll twoat you if you do.
After the treat : Gusslo Now , my
Ueah boy , how does lv work ?
Cholly Take thorn oil when you sit
down ,
An Absolute ( Jure.
Is only put up In largo two ouiico tin boxes ,
and is an absolute euro for old eoros , burns ,
wouucU , chapped hands , and all skin orup.
tious. Will positively euro all binds at inluv
Ask for the OKIGINAL AWiTlNU O1N1V
MEN ! ' . Bold by Goodman Drug uoinpauy at
25 cents per box by mull M uouU.
The original purohtvsor in Omnhu of the f&rmuln. for Dr. Stlnnus' Loa
The ONIA MKTHOD whorehy tooth nro extracted without pnln or clnnROr , urifi without uilnj
M oroform. gas , other or electricity. The pMlotit remains perfectly conscious of nil that trn -
spires , but fools no sonsrUlou of pnln.
No soreness ottho gums nttor extracting , lu Is the cmo with no mnny to-called ana-sthotlca.
Many who linvo boon stifferlns from badly dccnyed nna broken teeth mul roots , Imvolsltpa Ir )
Datley and had them removed painlessly.
After Imvlncnscd tills nrupsthotlc for two nionthi for noixrlyc\ory tooth nMrnrtod In thli
clHco , the riHST IMttlSON Is to bo found that Is not ontlroly sntmlled w 1th Its niorlls. Some dentists
mny try to projudlco you ngnlnst vIMthiRUi : do not nllow thorn to do so. Mnkoutacnlt whether
youilosiroOuntal work or not : wo aronlwoysplcnsod to BOO nny or nil Mhonmy clionso to como.
* * l * P'rvmB tholr usefulness nmuy years-
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES , Bridge Work , Gold and Porcolaln fncod
BER PLATES at lowest rates.
A Full Set of Teeth on Rubber for $5.00. $
, ,
Paxtou Block , 16th and Faruain Streets. '
( Entrance on IQth Street )
Cut this out , mentioning tills paper.
Cutlery , Mechanics' ' Tools ,
Telephone 437 , One door west of Postoffice , 1511 Dodge St.
Brownell Hall
Corner of Tenth and Worthington Streets , Omaha , Neb.
The Rev , Robert Dohcrty , S , T , D , , Rector ,
Fall Term Begins Wednesday , September 11. For Particulars
. Apply to the Rector.
IBIS Douglas Street , Omaha , Nebraska.
"W. T.
811 South IGth St Onalu , Nob.
Terra Cottn work nmt Flro Proofing , 1'ecora Jtortor colors , ( all shailof. ) . Sweeny's DumbWaltoi ;
Hard W cod I loom , Vonetiuu and Sliding ( Instdoi Illinda. Coutr.ittoi.s mid Ilullder'.s nupplloa
nil nnd see sample * , and get in Ices. CorrospotifJoa osolliltcd.
1018 Farnatn Street , Omaha ,
Furniture Company
JL * f
A magnificent display of everything useful and ornamental in the
lurniture maker's art at reasonable prices.
BeetI' cinUt , Ajp ratu andK raeileiI'orBucces fu'
Treatment of every form of D'tcaso ' requiring
Beard t ; Attendance , Beit Accommodations la We t.
JJracei , Trunci , Clubi'cet , CurT turc oIHPiie.rilei ,
Tumorf. Cancer , OaUrrh , Broncbltli , Inhalation.
glectrieUy. Pualytti , Bpllepur. Kidney. Bladder , '
je , tiT , Skin and Illood and ulfBurgical Operationi.
\1K 1IAYH I ITKLT lllllKll 1 LYUO.I1 lliriUTBUXT Kill
Only Utllatle Hedlwllnititutemaking * Eiecialty of
All Illood Dlitnei luccfMfulltreitcd. . tirntjllltlo I'ol.oo
r mOTd from Ihf ijiura wltbout mercury. Ktw UttlorftlU *
Trtt * Ml forlxfMofYlTAL ItltTKU. k * rtlei UD l teto rlilt
Baobitrfale < ] at tioracbf corrr.l'ODdcaee. AllconiDiiinlc
tlouicouflileuUil. Ue4lela iorlD.lruinratiiDlbrmtllcrcK. ]
cr iieturilr | cke4noo > rtlaln ! < llr > lieonlrliliori < liiler ,
UatpirloiiiIlDlcrllfirprefdrcd. C.ll.uacon.ulluicnruj
13th and Dodge Bluet. , UUAIIA , MEB.
" d allurlnary troubles
ly urnl safely ciirwl by
Cunaiilea. Betorul canon cured in ttonm
Hold at JI.Wl per box , ull ( Inict'ints , or by mull
from Docturu JITi ? Co , lli White fct. , N. Y.
Full directions.
Side Spring Attachment ; no Here < Motion.
First Class Carriages on hand.
also built to order. Repairs
Promptly Executed.
1409-1411 Dodge St. , Omaha , Neb ,
MoraruiiI'iirUdicarClilrasioi. llourJInc E
U Hdimil tot OlrU anil Yornir l.mllni. j-u
cntnlOKUO uddrriM U. T1IAVl'lt. UI )
AlorRHU I'urk , III.or 7 , lluttlouii Struct , Clitcauo , 111.
Dr. J , E , McGRE W
In HID Treatment of All Chronic , N'u
and 1'ihiito Disease. .
r-criiintorrliii | < , Imputoncr and Kullliiv MnnUood
nUulutolimul , A ciira xuitrunteiul In ull formi of
I'rlrittu Oliouicn , Hlrliturut. ( Jlout , &c. Catarrh ,
'Ilinml , l.unitt , mid Ili'urt l > l im i > n , ltliuumntl m ,
himl | | und tuuiulu DltoatuiIJIuoduncf&kl
trvutul nuitoitlullr.
Ijulkii' unit uuntlumon'i waiting roomi
anduntlrolr prlrult ) .
( uniuliHtiOH frvv. Hcn < 1 forbooki. Tliu Hocret Mid
Prluilu Illiemui tit IImi , " Him "Woiuun und liar
Ii cuio . " luo uuch ( ilamiii ) . Trciliniiit by corro-
l > unilunin | neiul mump fur rup'x ' ,
unites 8 , I' . Corner Uth mul J ck on Ptrocta ,