Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 28, 1889, Page 5, Image 5

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A Jr unmfrJH Story.
Ono o ( the commercial travelers best
known throughout Nebraska and nil
the territory w far west as the Ilocktcs ,
Is well , the nnmo docs not mnttor par
ticularly. It Is ono which has appuiiiutl
periodically on the pages ol ono Omaha
hotel register for ten yctirs past and
doubtless many of hU conferees have
hoard his story and can stipply the
Wank. Call him Wilson Frank Wil
son nnd Imagine a welt developed ,
erect , manly figure , nearly six. foot iu
height , a clour-cut , close-shaven face ,
\7oll-trimtnod "kinky , " darlc hair with
a slight sorinklln ? of gray over the
temples a handsome ftiuo and figure ,
though not at nil remarkable- among
the many handsome faces nnd figures
Of the nrmy of commercial tourists ,
wore It not that the expression of Uoun
business alertness which ho wears
seems a thin semi-transparent mask ,
covering a haunting : suggestion of
what V Sorrow , pain , despair ?
Something , anyway , which leaves
you with the conviction thttt
you have shaken hands with
a roan with a btory somewhere on the
scroll of his years.
You-are right , Frank Wilson has a
story a tragically aad story , the mem
ory of which like a leaden , riftless win-
tor's cloud , perpetually veils his life's
Just across the Canadian border north
of Vermont , walled In by towering1
maple-clothed hills , lies n beautiful
little shoot of water , probably ten miles
in extent at its longest part , known as
Brome Inko. AH about it roll the pic
turesque forest-covered hills of the
eastern townships with portions tilled
by the descondan s of the Tories of the
revolution , UN. E. Loyalists"as they
called themselves. On the east shore
nestles the quaint little village of
Knowlton. where the grandsons to-day
"keep the store or the tavern or the
pOBtolItco1 cultivate the Holds and arc
married nnd given in marriage in the
puritanical looking , white-painted
greon-flhuttorcd houses , Justus did their
grandfathers sixty yours ngo. Roman
tic wagon roads wind in and out among
the hills nnd valleys or skirt along
the pebbled bench. Here and
there where the shades of
the woods are deepest and the sunlight
only penetrates in little golden iloeka.
the clear , cold water of a woodland
spring tinkles into a moss grown water
ing trouuh , nnd over the side to the
rend below. The air isfull of the music
of birds , and the myriad odors of the
forest. Twice a day , with a long drawn
shriek that echoes and re-echoos from
shore to shore , and from all the hills ,
startling into a million voiced chorus
the denizens of the- trees , a trala comes
roaring and rattling down the valley
and into the village.
Over on the west are fields of waving
grain , and broad stretches of daisied
and buttcrcuppod meadow , with here
nnd there a farm housewith its orchard
and barn yard. The waters of the lake
nro filled with bass and pickerel , and" nil
the little streams which feed it have
their brook trout.
Ilcri ! ono summer day about twelve
years npo came a pnrty of rollicking ,
roystering campers , with their
guns and fishing paraphernalia ,
their tents nnd their row boats , their
ilnnncls and their panamas , and wore
dumped upon the platform of the little
railway station. The staid old farmers
just pulling in from the hay field with
the last load looked , and , taught by experience -
' porionco , groaned in spirit as they
thought of their ravished hen roosts
nnd orchards.
Naxt morning the villagers saw the
white gleam of a tent through the dense
foliage of Eagle island , and night after
night for two weeks the ruddy glow of
n campflro illumined the stately beeches
nnd maples. Every ono knows what
camp life is.
Never before was there such cookery ,
such llshlng , bathingnnd boating , or eo ,
nt lenst , thought Frank Wilson , who was
ono of the party. To bo awakened in
the morning by the mad jubilee of for
est birds when the eastern skies are a
blaze crimson glory , to iMungo into the
clear , cool waters of the lake just as the
sun peeps over the eastern hills , to
lounge away the heat of the day with
rod or gun or novel or , if the humor
strikes you , in delicious , dreamy
idleness ; to akim alone in your
canoe at . sunset just under
the cool Blituloa of the wooded
banks , suspended seemingly between a
world above nnd a mimio world below ;
to gather around the ramp fire when It
grown cooler and smoke and talk till
ono by ono you drop oil to sleep , and
then , best of all , to Ho at night in'tho
shelter of the tent whore you can look
out over the moonlit lake and bo lulled
to sleep by the drowsy rustling of the
loaves and the monotonous , "swish ,
Bttluh"of the waves on the beach
surely life can offer nothing bettor than
Ono night after the visitors had been
on the island about a week there was a.
, "hop" nt the village hotel , given by
some city people who were summering
in quietude , nnd our party was invited.
Among the dancers was a dainty , little ,
blaok-oyod French Canadian upon
whom Frank Wilson looked once and
was lost. An acquaintance soon formed
rlponod into "friendship" ut uu alarm
ing rate.
Tlio boy wont mad. Never were there
such glorious black eyes , such ripples
of silken hair , such dimples , such gleam
ing teeth , such rosy lingers ,
such bewitching littlafuctbuch angclio
loveliness in the world. Ho thought of
nothing else , dreamed of nothing else ,
talked of nothing else ; in fact , ho was
hit , and hit hard. Butliia angel , An
nette they called bur , vim , good deal of
an "Airy Fairy Lilian"and , kept him in
hot watbr , now turning his hond with a
Httlo caressing purr , and again nnswer-
ing his pasolotinto appeals with ripples
of curolcss laughter.
Evcryono could BOO the outcome of
the Httlo comedy , however , Wilson
had evidently mot his fate , and the lit
tle Canndienno's laughing- eyes wore
EoimulmoB a loolr of wistful tenderness
which others saw , if Frank did not.
, Visits botwcon the pnrty at the hotel
and tlio party on the island became of
frequent occurrence , nnd ono glorious
nigril , when the whole party took to
the boats , It happened in bomo mvs-
torlou * way , as such things ulvays do ,
thil | the young lovers had a cunoo be
tween them.
Such a night as that was ! The lake
wasa shoot of glistening nllver. The
littjo tents and painted farm
house * Blood out uguliibt the
dark foil ngo with ghostly clear
ness. Distant voices floated across
the water and mingled with the
musical lapping of the waves ngnlnst
the boats. Occasionnlljrn snatch of song
or-n musical ponl of mughlor would bo
answered by the tremulous hoot of an
owl which the echoes took up nnd tossed
back rtnd forth tilt the world scorned to
bo lillod with the cries of a hundred
hooting demons. Such a night breeds
love , nnd whether or not it was the
moonlight orFrnnkf persuasive tonirao.
certain it fs that there was a softened
light In the Cnnndicnno's dnrk eyes
nnd Frank's fnco was radiant \vitit tri
umph when the1 island was again
"Thank the Lord , that's settled , " fer
vently ejaculated an
member of the party as he grasped the
situation . .mid everybody joined in tho"
lnuehwhich brought the blushes to An
nette's pretty check.
All that night Frank heard wonder
ful voices in the rustling of the loaves ,
and the Httlo waves that rnu tumbling
over each other along the beach kept
whispering to the winds the old , old
song ot love , love , lovo.
They were all -cotuiiur over for a dny
on the island the next morning nnd
while the others lounged about the tent
Frank took hfs rifle and began firing
ntn blazed spot on a sapling toward the
interior of the island. In a short time
the village pnrty arrived. They had
came round unobserved on the south
flitlcottlio island and stealing up upon
the little camp , burst through the un
dergrowth , in a cloud ot white dresses
and laughing faces. Presently someone
ono noticing Wilson * * wandering cyea
inquired " Where * ia Annette' "
"She left us a hltlu back hero nnd
ran around the other way , " answered
one.With a bound Frank wa away
through the thicket , and the whole
laughing troop scattered after him in
pursuit of the truant.
Then a terrible stillness came grad
ually over the wood. Ono by ono the
laughing voices ceased anil with a
strange fear creeping over each heart
they gravitated to a little hollow back
of the camp. The rustic of the leaves
wns a shiver nnd tlio very birds seemed
to hushthuir songs in droad.
With trembling hnnds and paling
chocks they pushed back the leavcV and
peered into the clearing.
What was itV
Thorn bending forward , with ono
hand grasping-asaphnsr and ono clutch-
ing-athis throat , stood Frank Wilson ,
his check blanched with horror and his
starling eyes fascinated by something
hidden in tlio tall ferns which carpeted
the glen *
Annette was found. There she lay In
the ferns , with her glorious eyes , glazed
in death , gaxing blankly up into her
lover's face , and over the creamy lace
of the dress she wore streamed the rod
blood from the cruel wound of a bullet
from his own rillc.
Why It It So ?
CENTRAL CITV , Nob. , Oct. 20. Hav
ing promised to write THIS BKK a letter
the first time the "spirit moved mo , "
I take this opportunity while the rest of
the boys arc playing "high five , " to
talk to you a little about ono of the pe
culiar characteristics of a traveling
man , and ask you why it is.
Bo ho married or single , it is the
same thing , only they say married men
are worse than single. But to the
characteristic. Hotels throughout the
state employ girls and young ladies to
wait on the tables , and good looks are
perhaps the greatest recommendation a
girl can have to entitle her to a position
as waitress in u llrst class houso. Other
qualifications , of course , are duly con
sidered , but certainly a good looking
girl stands the best chance. The result
is wo find in almost every hotel on the
road a bevy of pretty and coquettish do
mestics , with whom the festive drum
mer is ever on the alert to make
acquaintance , and if ho succeeds ,
the honor bestowed makes him a hero
among his fellows , and the seif-son-
sciousncss of his own superiority in this
line shows itself in every feature , in
every movement. When ho conde
scends during menl time to engage in
conversation with his own sex , it is
with a patronizing air , as much as to
say , "Don't bother mo now ; I will at
tend to you after dinner. "
As I said before , married men court
the smiles and friendly recognitions of
dining-room girls as much , if not more ,
than the unmarried. These very men
of both classes referred to are perhaps
rigidly correct in their deportment ; at
homo , nnd would rather go to jail than
have their wives or sweethearts know
they over bestowed a smile unon any
ottier than , the ono they had sworn to
love always nnd only , but the grip nnd
sample case seem to give license to an
innocent flirtation. Now , lama mar
ried man , and I give warning to all you
"fellers'1 on the road that if you ever
meet my wife you had hotter keep your
inrmtLs shut , for she will neb believe u
word you say.
I have explained fully to her that
traveling men nro mutually obligated
never to toll the truth , except when
selling goods , and then if ttioy are
caught deviating a hair's breadth they
are liable to bo shut out of every game
of draw for the next six hours , What
I want to know is , why is the practice
of flirting' ' in the dining room so unl-
vqrsally characteristic of traveling
men ? PJJDKO.
Tlio T. P. A..Declining.
Dawson Meyer , an old time nnd well
known knight of the grip , is sojourning
temporarily in Omaha. Having retired
from the road , ho thinks seriously of
locating here , though has doubts about
his ability to settle down nnd appreciate
private life. Nineteen years' expor-
icnca as a commercial ombassador so
( irmly establishes one's habits and in
clination that ho finds it a hard matter
to adapt himself to any ether channel.
In u pleasant chat with Mr. Meyer nt
the Millard last evening ho spoke of
having been a regular visitor to this
city since it was a mud halo and was
instrumental , us vice president of the
National Traveling Men's Protective
association , in organizing the Nebraska
"I understand , however , " eald Mr.
Mayor , "that it is not intact now. The
fact is , " ho continued , "we have gene
backward over since the intor-stato
commerce law , which M > seriously ef
fected the chief aims nnd objects of the
nbsociation , went into olTecl. From a
membership of 23,000. our number has
dropped down to less than eight thous
and. Nothing else did ItWosvorq
banded together principally for the pur
pose of getting bolter rates on excess
baggage from the railroads , as well as
cheaper hotel.aocoinmoditions , than the
gouornl public , but tbo inter-state com
merce law chocked the first and most
important featureso completely that
our organization virtually lost all its
support. The state auxiliaries and city
club * went to plucosnnd 10,000 member *
bald by thulr action that they had no
further interest in the T. P. A.
"But wo have been reviving matters
recently , and I behove that iu loss than
two' years the association will bo
stronger than it over was before. If
the traveling mon would form a com
pact , similar to that maintained by
trades unions , I um Batisllod they could
accomplish much good , Last Juno the
association appointed rx general man
ager , something It never had before ,
whoso business it is to visit wholesale
merchants everywhere , explain to
them the advantages of the Travelers
Protnctlvo association , nnd induce their
salesmen to join. I understand ho is
meeting with great success. D. K.
Kling , chairman of the railroad com
mittee , is also doing1 an immense
amount of good. "
How to Get The > Bce.
Traveling mon Bay they htwe great
difficulty very often to got copies of
TUB Bnn from train boys. Jt is not bo-
cnujo these youthful merchants have no
BKES to sell , but because they first
attempt to force other papers upon people
ple who call for Tni-iUiu : and wnnt no
othor. Henry Hnworth , a well known
representative , while near Fremont nnd
live or six besides him who travel from
that town , have said that they fre
quently experience opposition of this
kind from the news boys. "On nearly
all the roads nnd every train in Ne
braska , " sava Mr-Ha worth , "when we
nsk for Tnri OMAHA Bun. the boys toll
us at first that they nro out
of Tnn BKK , then try to
palm elf copies of the World-
Ilerald. which wo don't want and won't
buy. By making n vigorous kick and
threatening thonihowuvcr , these boys
generally manage to find n Bicnon the
train , , therefore those who arc ac
quainted with their.llttlo game and in
sist on getting Tltu Bun always got it.
But wo-alL very much dlsliko that sort
of thing. No man cures to row with
newsboys , nnd especially on a railroad
train , in the presence probably of a car
load of people. For this reason stran
gers nro imposed upon. " '
Mr. E. M. IIulso , of the mattress
company , who was in the city , says that
nine out of ten times ha finds it impos
sible to got a BKK when ho asks for it.
Tlio boys insist always on selling him
the World-Herald.
"I notice they nlways hnvo plenty of
copies of that sheet , but invariably
complain of having sold out alL tholr
BICES' , though a kick generally llnda
ono. "
A Tourist' * Mishap.
D. W. Day , the enterprising and suc
cessful young man who represents
Mayor Broatch's hardware house in
southern Nebraska , mot with an acci
dent at Crete last Saturday which in
capacitated him for work , temporarily
.at . lenst , though just how severe his in
juries nro has not yet boon ascertained.
It seems that he had intended to board a
west-bound passenger train , having just
arrived at Crete station on a freight
from the south , and while hurrying
from ono to the-other fell into a coul
hole near the turn table. Ho wn car
ried to the Metropolitan hotel and made
us comfortable us possible.
A report from Burlington , la. , says
that Fred Jargcr took his llfo Saturday
afternoon by hanging himself. De
tailed particulars of the sad affair could
not bo obtained , but rumor has it that
ho was short-in his accounts and rather
than face the consequences surejto fol
low an exposure , preferred to end his
troubles in the surest , quickest way.
Deceased was well known here as the
representative of 13hull & Sons , whole
sale grocers , and was popular unions
the traveling men of the west , lie
leaves n wife and several children to
mourn lihn.
Sorry He w s n tticliolor.
It was on the Northwestern train , one
Saturday night about 10 p. m.
The passengers had dropped out at
the stations along tlio line until only a
few were left in the car. An old gont'e-
man taking a nap in the end of the
coach , a young ludy who looked like a
schoolmarm , ono or two commonplace-
passengers , a stout , peed nuturcd look
ing drummer , reading by the dim light
of the car lamp , and a family , or rather
part of a family , consisting of n mother
and her two children , two little girls ,
th.o elder about so von years old , and the
yduncer , Httlo Maud , aged , three.
From the conversation that passed
between the mother and children I
learned that they had boon to Iowa
spending the summer and were just
returning to their homo in Nebraska.
Maud wasa most bright and intelli
gent little girl nnd kept the passengers
smiling during the early part of the
evening with her bright sallies , which
seemed inoxhnustnblc.
She had settled down at lust to some
thing like quietude , when the train
pulle.d into u small station , and a tall ,
sun-browned man ( rot aboard loading a
bright-eyed boy.
As ho entered at the rear door of tha
coach , Maud espied him , and gave a
shriek of delight , causing every oass-
ongorin the car to look around. "My
papal my papal" And sure enough it was
nor papa. Ho had gene down the road
nu freight train to moot thorn a few
tatious from homo and bring them
with him.
The little boy went straight to his
mother , giving her a hearty hug and
kiss , and then eat down beside her to
fflvo her a glowing account of all that
had transpired during her absence.
Maud at once monopolized her father ,
giving him scarcely ilmo to nod to the
others. She kissed him over and over
again , giving Httlo shriaks ot delight ,
interlarded with "I love you , papal"
"I love " nil the while
you , papal" hold
ing her baby arms tightly around his
'neck. All the Httlo tricks that a baby
could bo taught she know , and now wns
oblivious to everything but showing
them olT for the amusement of her papn.
She balanced herself llrst on one foot
and then on the ether , throwing her
head to ono s'ulo in the moat conucttibh
manner imaginable , all the while talk
ing and laughing gleefully. She tried
her Httlo lace bonnet on her papa and
put bin Inrgo hat on herself , peeping
out from beneath the brim in a regular
"hlde-ttna-go-seok" fashion. Then she
played "wild Indian" with him , making
clutches nt him and uhrieking "Wild
Indian catch you , papa ! Wild Indian
catch you ! "
Her merriment rose hltrhor nnd
higher. Every pusscngor wns Hitting
bolt upright now. Tlio old gentleman
in the corner was wide awake , the
Bchoolmnrm had taken n seat facing the
happy family , and the drummer beamed
with delight. The news agent came into
the car , sot his' basket of Iruit down nnd
showed his appreciation by grinning
The mild Httlo mother looked on
smilingly , nnd the Httlo brother and
sister laughed to see the baby sister so
gay. Finally the older of the Hitlo
gtrls , grown tired of waiting , crawled
up on her papa's knee , clungr to ono of
his arms , and received a kiss of greet
ing , nnd her papa tound breath to nsk
his wife how she had been , and to ob
serve that she looked tired.
Then the train drew up to-a small
station , nnd Maud , her papa , and the
rest of the family gathered up their
luggugo and started out.
The stout drummer drew along Drouth
and said in an undertone , as ho picked
up his grip , "Well , if i haven't gene by
my station ; that's a pretty good ono on
mo. I suppose I'll haveto Sunday in
this sleepy town. , .it won't fto to lot this
cot out. though Wul 1'h bo d d If sec-
ing- such n hnppy1 family a * that don't
make a fellow soi'rJMio'a n bachelor. "
Two Onsen o'f Alonutic * * .
HASTINOS , NoJJ. , Oct. 27. To the
Editor of Tun Bun A party of travel
ing men were tnllung of some of the
very close fisted hion wo have to deal
with sometimes , and the conversation
drifted to stingy people in general ,
which 'remind9 mo/of two of the latter
class who attended n very rcchorcho
"hop given nt tlioBostwick , , Hastings , i
short time ngo. . .Alter the party had
danced enough to-got hungry , they repaired -
paired to the cnfc , where nn olcgant
oyster supper , including other courses ,
was in readiness for the good appetites.
On leaving the cafe they were ohnrgcd
tha uxhorbltant ( ? ) price of $1 per
couple , whereupon ono man declared it
to bo nn outrageous price nnd kicked so
hard , in the presence ot his lady , ton ,
that the proprietor gave him back the
dollar and ho put It in his poolcot with
out n word. In the ether case the man
wns owner of several blocks En the city ,
lie toHsod down CO cents with the re
mark , "That is all you will got , " and
hound hisliuly walked out. .
Tlio Stmilny Oun t .
At the Millard C. M. BtkcrGeorgo
H. Lcnth , D. M. Fitzgerald , H" . R.
Itoyston , Chicago ; A. B. Veriudgon , A.
E.LongNaw York ; Henry Hilbr onnor ,
Philadelphia ; William VV. Booth , Al-
toonn , Piv. ; W. S. Crawford , Sioux
City ; G. C. Goodon , Now Haven : Steve
Smith , Chicago ; .TV Simon , .Dos Moincs ;
John L. Amory , Minneapolis ; II. Culd-
well , Chicago ; John Koennan , St. ,
Louis ; II. S. TomokitiSj. Rochester , N.
Y. ; S. Voorsnngor , Chicago ; D. Drey-
fiis , W. F-Deitrich , St. Louis ; P. A.
Gerberlsli , Chicago ; C. C. Case , Cleveland -
land ; W. W. Tompklns. Now York ;
HenryPallbery , Now York ; .T. IT. McGraw -
Graw , New Yorl : ; A. H. Toollner , St.
Louis ; . J. II. Scwill , Chicago.
At the Pnxton II. C. Edmiston , New
York ; Thomas A. Crces , Philadelphia ?
Honrv WollT , Now York ; Fred Green ,
New York ; A. M. Atwcll , Chicago ; M.
Hermann , Cincinnati ; Gcorgo S. Ser
ing , New York ; S. B. Buck , St. Louis ;
LI. Burue , New York ; W. Pringle , jr. ,
Now York ; R. F. Ralston , Rock Island ;
John Uonulilson.St. Louis ; E. P.Briggs ,
Philadelphia : William WarderOmtiha ;
E. F. Breoseo. Syracuse ; Si. H. Board ,
New York ; W. J. Blair , Cincinnati ;
James J. Wolf. Boston : It. R. Dis-
borough , Now York ; A. Monheimer ,
Now York ; Sam Isaacs , Chicago ; W.
P. Carroll , Chicago.
At the Barker A. E. Overman , J. H.
Granger , Omaha ; U. T. Sherman , Chicago
cage ; E. C. Campbell , St. Louis ; J. W ,
Midgley , St. Joe ; N" . R. Brown , Nor
folk ; Gcorgo S. Hammond , A. J. Mc-
Donough , Chicago.
At the Windsor-r-J. H. Traynor , Mil
waukee ; A. B. Trcadwoll , Custcr ,
Mich. ; J. H. MorriaUrbana , , 111. ; C.W.
Rettig , J. M. Cheney , A. J. McDonald ,
Chicago ; W. A. S'tnvtton , Omaha ; John
Heinon. St. Louis' ; "W. O. Pennington ,
Franklin , Pa. ; W. J. Briggs , Chicaeo ;
.T. S. Ullmnn. Ncw Ybrk ; William H.
Paul , B. W. Thortcll ' , Chicago ; Philip
Jacobs , S. T. Espil'iey , Kansas City ;
F. C. Wood , Omaha ; A. Hoi/mark ,
Gothenburg ; G. 'Worschotz , Chicago ;
Ri-ihard Carter. St. Paul ; B. L. Moll ,
Philadelphia ; W. ' W. Green , Philadel
phia ; W. S. Strong ; Salem , O. ; G. H.
Aitken , Grand Fonts ; C. A. Gardner ,
Topeka ; C. S. Hutchins , Omaha ; R. A.
Wallace. Chicago ; H. D. Bnssett , St.
Joe ; Ed G. Rust , Grand Island ; D. M.
Gould , Springvillo ; H. M. Dauno , Bur
lington ; G. B. Scropps , Omaha.
Sample Cast ; Nocrs.
A. W. Couraon , the well known buggy
man , spent a few days in Omaha .lust
week. ' 'Tony , " as ho is called by his
intimates , always receives a cordial
Gcorgo Rudio started out on the ro ad
again tlio first of the week to work his
" . "
"soap gamo.
A local photographer exhibits a mag
nificent view of the traveling men who
took part in the Merchants' day parade
iw they appeared on the courthouse hill.
The picture is beautifully finished ,
every member of the group beinjr easily
distinguished. It is an artistic and
valuable souvenir of the occasion.
It is reported that the genial , whole-
souled travoling-Bntesmeu , S. V. B. Hol-
loivay. has resigned his position with
the Omaha Rubber company , and will
probably accept a more remunerative
ono with a largo eastern house.
A Commercial Traveler Who Poujjht
For n Copy ol' The Beo. '
VALENTINE , Nob. , Oct. 21. To the Editor
of TUB HER : I notlco In Tuc Bun a state
ment that newsboys nnd others had been
suppressing Tins Ben sale * along ; the Union
Pacific railroad lines. This calls to my mind
that the Hnmo trick has been pluycd alonp
HioEtklioni railroad.
I was liavcllng salesman for an Omaha
house last May , nnd going from Omutm to
the end of tbo Imo at AVhito Wood , and on
UK : main Una to Casper , THE HEU was not
shown or oflorod at all , aud wtion I would
ask for a BRB the answer would bo "All
gono. " But after the newsboy ( or newsmen
BQIIIO were ) bun passed nil through the train
with the HernM or World , he would po back
anil return to mo with one copy of TUB 13no
Other vlmcs they would refuse and say
they had none nt all , bat by a little cursing
and getting en my car for a UKR , it would
finally coma out. I c.ili to memory one of
these men , but 1 do not know his name. His
run was from Omaha to Lone Pine , and be
had only ODO arm. But whether lie was on
the ruad In Muy or Juno last , I do not romein-
bor. But ho played this same trick at that
time or before when ho was news agent , for
it wr.s ho who got the 'cursing and I guess ho
got stung with TIIB BrB.
1 Bpolto of it several times to ether sales ,
men and I concluded' ' that there was n con
spiracy to suppress This BBB , But I know
in my own mind that Jf.ho flfihtlng editor of
TUB BEU would nnd'.i'ijout soon. Yours ,
P. S. No need of placing my name to the
above , but will m'ako uflljavlt to same If
wanted ,
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Unuln .Ici-ry in Paris.
The excellence gfjouragricultural ex
hibit in Paris goes far toward redeem
ing the inferiority of the American sec
tion. As a whole , Uncle Jerry will have
a larger proportion of gold and silver
rncdala than any other agricultural ex
hibition at the exposition.
Merchants' Hotel. Largo sample
rooms. $3 , $2.60&83porday. Nat Brown.
Oriole Hnm'H Indian Wnrds ,
The total Indian population is loss
than 250.000. Of these 21,232 live in
hous > os , and 0,012 families are engaged
In agriculture. And among those so-
called savugca there are 28,003 , church
mom hers.
There has not been a death from
diphtheria in Council Blurt a or Omuhu
whore. Jr. Thos , Jutforis' remedy has
been used In duo season. 25 years' trhil
proves it infallible us a preventive and
As Is Our Custom
At this time of the year , we will have for next few weeks our annual SPliCIAL SALE of Suit *
and Overcoats. We always make these , sales at this season , when people need the goods
and the bargains will do them good. There is no need to explain what a special sale means
WITH US. The big crowds attending our special sales tell the story , and tell it well.
The people remember the grand values they got at these sales , last year and the year be- *
fore. We promise to do still better this season. Our buyers have been hard at work the
last two weeks , and we arc now getting in daily stacks of goods purchased by them at the
immense reductions from values which manufacturers must submit to at this time of the
We want to impress upon your mind that the goods we are offering are -first class in
every respect , first class in quality , first class in work and trimming , and first class in fit ,
and our stock is worthy the attention of every person who appreciates style and quality in
fabrics , trimming and making , t
The present week we will offer exceptional values in Men's and Young'Men's Suits. We
have displayce some of the bargains in our Douglas street window , Let those who never
traded with us call and compare our goods and prices. We will make this a great cus-
r * -n
tomcr-wmning" season ,
Nebraska Clothing Company ,
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The French Traffodlormo Denloa
That Roast Follno Story.
Ana Frequently Telia Her Cat * unit
JUogs Things She -Would Not
Impart to Any Ilumnn
Uorntiarilt is Imlicnnnt.
A Paris correspondent of tlie Now
York World visited the tragedienne in
her dressing room in the Porte St.
Martin thcutor the other day nnd inter
viewed her about the story thsit she
roasted otio of her pot cats to death in
a flt of rase. The correspondent says :
I found her in company of the jcun
premier of the Tosca troupe , whose
temples were still running1 with the
fjoro of Scnrnlu'd torments. Sarah , for
a widow of so recent creation , was look
ing remarkably lively and younger than
I said : "It's about this cat story. "
She said : "It's the most ridiculous
nonsense that was over invented. "
"Is there no truth in it whatever ?
Perhaps you singed , a rug or some
thing a catskin , ono of those things
you use in Franco against rheumatism
or something of the sort. "
"Faugh ! Just think of the horrible
smell that would have made. No , there
is no truth in it at all. I can't Imagine
who gets up these stories against mo.
This fs not the iirst ttfno I have been
accused of ill-treating animals. About
four years ago there was put into circu
lation a story that I had baked a favor
ite spaniel of mine ( the dearest little
dog you over saw ) in the oven. "
"Who are these ladles who accuse
you ? '
"Oh , I think they must be ( what do
you call them ? ) hallelujah lassos , isn't
it ; people belonging to the Salvation
army. "
"There is a story that you have in
structed the solicitors to prosecute the
inventors of this accusation ? "
"Oh , no ; I hear the story has been
withdrawn. All I have done was to
write to London to eivo it my most em
phatic denial. "
"I suppose you look at it all as a very
good jokoV"
"Oh , not nt all. I think it a most
serious matter and I am most upset
'about it. I know that for Mrs. Took , the
presidentces of the Iliimauo society , to
have taken it up there must have boon
a strong fooling on the subject. The
resolution passed by the Missouri ladies
inviting the women of America to re
ceive me with coldness on my visit to
tlio states , would bo , if it were gen
erally adopted , the most disastrous
thing that could happen to mo both
socially and as an artist.
"In Amerlca'the-women are the abso
lute mistresses of everything. ( Les
femmes on Ameriijuo inont tout ) . Tlio
man does not exist in matters of this
sort. You have no ldea"slie continued ,
turning to a lady sitting in her dress
ing room , * 'of thcimportariue of the role
played in America by the women. It is
as if the men , having no time to
attend to matters of sentiment , relegate
them into the hands of their wives and
sisters. Uut I cannot think that this
resolution will have any effect , because
It Is not only completely unjust , but is
so obviously absurd , 1 can quite under
stand that if the Americans believe mete
to he guilty of this wiclcpdnuss , this
piece of cold-blooded cruelty , they
should bo disgusted , bouuuao there is
perhaps no country in the world where
animals are better treated than iir the
states. You should see how fat the
horses are out tlicro , I have often
thought as I have been traveling
through America and have seen thulr
splendid cattle , of the poor , miserable
horses of Pa rid , which you know the
Parisians themselves cull 'The Woman's
Paradise , the Horse's Hell. ' So lam
jnoat anxious to have that story denied ,
I assure you again and again that there
is not a word of truth in it. "
"You have the reputation of being
very fond of animalsV"
"Foody But I adore them. Yes ,
that is not exaggeration. I adcra
them. 1 have loved thorn all my llfo ,
Apotunlmnl U such n good friend to
have. It is faithful ; It is fond of you ;
It wants nothing from you but a little
kindness , nnd It does not worcy you as
men do with interminable compliments
and idioeioB. Why , I look for
ward to the time when I shall
bo too old to play , nnd shall have
over BO many animals about me.
I thinlc that will bo the happiest
time of my life. Did you never hear
how angry I was with Pasteur and the
quarrel wu had ? I called him an old
barbarian. I never can bo without ani
mals. I don't think I could live with
out them. People thought that I kept
those tiger-oats to Ret myself talked
about. And that is what the papers
"It was nothing of the sort , it id be
cause I liuvcra real affection for thorn ,
and more than an affection a most sincere -
core admiration. The tiger-cat is the
most graceful thing. Wo women who
think ourselves the most graceful
things on God 'a earth , wo can't compare
with it. Then thnru is my leopard , the
clearest of friends. Do you know that I
feel that they understand every word I
say to thorn ? I have thought thia nil
my life , that animals understand all wo
say to them , butdcspiso us nnd all our
base intrigues too much to trouble to
answer us ; that is , to trouble to learn
our language to answer us with.
"I dare any that that is all nonsense ,
but it is ray impression. I know that
often when my nerves nro unstrung and
it would drive mo mad to have to talk
to Peter or Paul ( you know you have
Been mo in that state ) I have the great
est pleasure in going and talking for
hours together to my cats or to my dogb
or to my birds. lofton foil them things
that would never tell to any human
being , and I am sure they sympathize
with mo.
"Thus when I hoard about this story
of my ill-treating that cut , I had all my
animals brought into my studio , where
iny bird cage is , and I- told what was
being said about mo { over there , and I
nm sure they nearly all died of laugh
ing. The birds were terribly noisy all
Unit evening , doubtless passing counter
resolutions. Ask Mine. Guerard , my
housekeeper , if I am a woman who
would torture an auimal. She will tell
you that before I cat I see that the pots
are cared for , that E often food tapin
myself when I um not too tired out with
work and worry , but that always they
are my llrst care. "
"You still have as many birds as you
u&ed to have ? "
"Moro than over. I have now 112
pet birds , and I know and love everyone
ono of thorn. Yes , 112 birds ; and so if
my reputation of baking my pe s in
ovens bo true you need nov'er bo fright
ened of my dying of hunger. I have
there the "wherewithal to feed myself
for a long timo. Ono bird a day. Why ,
they would last me nearly half a year.
And na they are of many different kinds
I could vary my menu pretty often.
Bat , to bo serious , please toll the women
of America that u cruel injustice has
been done me , and that it has pained
mo much. I think I know them well
enough to say that they will not let mo
suffer long. "
a Tudor Exlilb'.tlnn.
The successful Stuart Exhibition held
In London in the early part of the year
is to be followed by a Tudor Exhibition.
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