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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , MARCH 23 , 1800.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
UNCLE JERRY AND HIS JOKES
Sccrotary-RuBk the Best Story Toiler
One nn the Wool TnrlfT \
Match With Garflshl Ho Hnt
on the " .Mm Dually"
Our Undo Jerry.
tCiip/i-/u/it | / / 18J5. li\i \ Frank O. Girjionfrr.1
WASIIIXOTOX , March UO. [ Special to THE
13in.J : A Rlantof sixty stooJ In tbo Ebbltt
houno lobby last nl hu HU big form tow
ered ixbovo these surrounding tilti ) and a tall ,
rusty black allb hat in ad a his six foot two
com still tailor. From under his hat a
licavymanoof silvery white came out , half
covcrmc the rosy earn , anil foil behind on Iho
collar of a big rougn ox'orconU Holow the
front of the hat shone out n pair of bright blun
eyes ovorrosychoolo nnd under abroad xvcll-
Imped forehead. The loxvor part of the face
was covered with n long full board of frosted
liver which fell down upon the brond , dccn
dies * , of the piant nnd n thick muatucho of
flno silver wires luxlf concealed a good > slzod
mouth. The glant'a nock xvas framed In n
landing collar. Hu grout overcoat xvixs un
buttoned nt lha front anil his big hands
thrust to tholr xvrlsts into his capacious pan
taloon pockets throw It back , displaying to
tbo full his Immense form as ho stood thoru
i\8 straight ns a LaKO Superior oak and
chatted xvlth n knot of Lilliputian congress
men. "Ho weighs 2-19 pounds in his bare
feet xvltbout a stitch of clothing
on him , " ono of his friends had said to me a
moment before and as I looked at him I bo-
licvcd It. I could see , too , that the llesh
was healthy moat , nnd It corresponded xvlth
tbc statements that the giant never touched
spirituous llijuors nnd never sollol lili silver
inUHtochc and beard xvltb the fragrant nice
tine. This giant xvas
TIII : no.v. jnitEMUit nusi ;
the secretary of the Department of Agricul
ture nnd the representative of nil the form
ers of the United States.
Governor Husk Is today ono of the most
conspicuous of the publlo tnon nt WantiIng-
ton The agricultural community is noxv
engrossing the attention of congress. Every
oho Is talking of western farm mortgages
nnd tbo Noxv England senators nro pushing
to the front the abandoned farms of Ver
mont nnd New Hampshire. Senator Stan
ford is making the bankers Ho axvako nt
n I c-ht. nver his Dronosltion for Undo Sain to
loan out thu surplus to farmers at 1 per cent
nnd Undo Jerry Rusk has again jumped into
national prominence. Hit frame Is such that
lie Is ablu to bear all iho responsibilities
thrust upon him. He has taken up the
cause of the fitrmors and ho proposes to add
dignity to the department over which ho pre
sides. 'Iho nerieultural department building
is located in the llncst grounds in Washing
ton. It has acres of beautiful ( loxvor beds
unu Joe Cunnon ouco utanding at the windows
dews In Governor Hunk's ofllco xvhlch look
out upon these said to Uncle .lorry : "Well.
Jerry , you have a mighty nice place here If
you are tha tail of the cabinet. "
Governor Husk qulclcly replied : "Well ,
Cannon , I would like to know xvhat n tall Is
for if It is not to look beautiful nnd keep the
lllcs olT. "
Within the past foxv months Governor
Husk has concluded to bo content xvlth boinj ;
n tail no longer , or if ho must bo the tall , ho
has decided that ho xvill do what ho can to
nld In xvugglng the administration dog. Ho
Bcrx-ed notice upon Funston , the head of the
tiouso committee on agriculture , the other
day that ho did not propose to
Jmx'o the appropriation for his depart
ment this voir nuido out on the old uurcau
of ngriculture basis. Ho told him that con-
Kress had given the farmers to understand
Umt they intended to do something for them
tvhcn they raised the bureau ton department ,
nnd if they could not do so they had hotter
repeal the laxv and reduce It to a bureau
once more. Ho told Funston that ho pro
posed to light for the department of agri
culture and that any congressman xvho op
posed It would oppose him , and that ho in
tended tn take off his coat nnd go into that
congressman's district and- stump it against
his re-election during the next campaign.
"I xvlll shnxv the farmers , " bald Governor
Husk , "xvho their trlcnds are. nnd I xvould
like to hnx'o you understand that you can't
treat mo as though I xvtro a little whining ,
puOIng toy engine. 1 want you to know
that I nm n Great Mogul , xyith eUjht drlx'ers , '
nnd If you follows xvant to buck against mo
you can buck , and xve'll sco xvho holds the
Governor Husk says that every
poxvor in Europe gives moro to insri-
culture than xve do- and tluxt during 1SSG
Franco nppropriatod eight millions and Aus
tria four millions lor agriculture. It is his
idea that the ngclculturnl department of the
United States should bo organized on n
broader basis than that of European coun
tries nnd ho U doing all ho can to push it.
Governor Husk xvlll fight for it too nnd his
record shows that ho is not n blusterer. Ho
xvns n brnvo oftlcrr during the xvnr nnd ono
of the stock stones about htm Is the romarics
of General Moxvor xvho received him utter
Ins division hud been cut Into pieces by the
unnmy nnd ho out of shot and shall , at Mow
er's command c.tmo to his headquarters. As
Colonel Husk saluted the general , ho said :
" 1 have sent for you because you uro the
only man in this nrmy or any other army
that I ever suxv who could
mm : rcuTiir.it INTO nni.r.
than I can and I xvant you to tuko n drink
with mo. "
" 1 thank you , " suld Colonel Husk , "bnt I
can't dn that , as 1 never drink. "
"You don't. Well I should line to know
lioxv a muh can rldo so far Into hell xvlthout
taking n drink , Do you oatl'i '
"Certainly I do , " said Colonel Rusk , "and
I hnx'e not had ix litto slnco morning. " The
txvo then ate together nmt their friendship
continued until Mower's death.
The story of hnxv Husk , as governor of
AVUconsm , quelled the mou in Milwaukee
by ordering the tro'ops "to llro low nnd flro
to kill , " is xvcll knownand us I looked ixthltn
in the Ebbitt house last night the incident of
ills wrestling match xvlth James A. Garflold
came to mo nnd I rcsovlcd to settle the ques
tion , xvhlch I hnvo never scnn settled In the
noxvspapors , xvhlch of the two was the via
tor. I asked tno general and ho told mo that
the match took placa at Noxvnrk. O. Ho
was then thirteen years old , and xvas
driving n four-horse stagp , xvhho
( jiirllold xvas n boy leading u
mule on the 'canal. "Hassling" ( that Ix the
way Gox-ernor Husk pronounced it ) , said ho ,
"xvas very common In thosu days , unu it xvns
the most natural thing In tha xvorld for txvo
.young fellows Hko myself nnd Gnrllold to try
n ra slo. The result did not affect our
friendship , and nil of the boys tried tholr
strength m this xvay. "
"Hut how did it turn out , govornorlT > said
I. "Which xvhippedl"
u'i hat I don't like to say , " repllod the sec
retary of ngriculture , "and it is hardly a fair
question to ask. "
"Oh , wull , " I replied , "Oarfleld xvas n
very strong man , general , uud you need not
bo ashamed of having hud an unsuccessful
contest with 11 man of hU calibre. "
"Well , " continued the general , laughing ,
nnd allghtU nutllud nt the thought that ho
might 110 bcaton In anything , " 1 will say
that I XTUB never downed In a rnsslo until I
was txvcnty-txvo , und this happened xvliou I
was thlrti-en. I wont say anything about
this Gurlleld raislo moro than this 1 xvns n
close friend of Gurlleld's from that
tune to his death , though I
did uot n.cot him again until the
opening of the war. When wo xvoro In con
Kress together ho used to call tno stage
driver and I generally replied that I xvas not
ashamed of It , but I thanked tbo Lord that
ho hud given mo four horses lo managa in-
utoad of condemning mo toateor an inaiBiiltl-
cnnt bobtail mule. "
Governor ItuiU makes a vary ofilclont secretary -
rotary of agriculture. Ho gets down to the
department about 0 oVlock evnry mornlue ,
dlctotCM xvlmt shall bo done xvlth his mall
nud remains there attending to business un
til 5. Ho posses good exocutlvo ability nnd
lias a xvoiuurful memory. As an Instance of
thli , last spring a nonutor lubutlttcd about
llfteen pages ol manuscript containing a
iuc tiou which the department could not
then ansxver. In tbo letter accompanying
tbo uiauujcnpt tbo senator diked that too
pnnor returned to him xvhen the department
WM through xvlth them. A foxv xvecks ago
the question xvai settled and the ansxver to
the senator xvns.vrlttcn and submitted to
the secretary. AS ho looking over
It ho said : "This Is nil right
but you hnvo forgotten to say anything about
returning the papers. Ho had dealt xvlth
thousand ) of questions In Iho meantime , and
this request of the senator's had stuck fast
lu his memory. Ho has the poxverof getting
at the meat of n question in a moment. Ho
can look through n ca < c nndslzo Itupquirkly ,
und ho Is not nfrald to say what ho thinks.
Ono of his prominent traits Is that which
Lincoln possessed to tucli a degree of having
TO rn Kvenr OCCASION ,
nnd nn anecdote for every Illustration. Dur
ing the last foxv xx'ccks there has been con
siderable discussion bctxvecn the xvool groxv-
crs nnd the xvool manufacturers , nnd S. F. D ,
North , ono of the chief manufacturers of tha
country , has boon trying to laydoxvn the laxv
as to xvhnt the wool groxvora should have In
the xvay of n tariff. Mr. North xvas talking
xvllh tno nocretary about this not long
ngo nnd Gox-crnor Uusk said : "You
make ma think of the three boys each of
xvbom had n cent anil xvho clubbed together
and bought n cigar. There wore txvo big
boys nnd ouo little ono. Ono of the big boys
lit the c.'gnr , took a couple of xvhlffs nud then
passed it to the other big boy xvho did liko-
xvlso nnd passed It back to the big boy No.
Ono. The little boy meanwhile looked on
xvlth longing cyos nud ni the cigar xvas
gradually rmoked down to halt of Its length
xx-onderod whether ho xx-as going to hnx-o n
smoke at all. At last ho mustered ui > cour
age and said : "i'lcasc , sirs , I xvould like to
knoxv xvhero I como In ! "
"Oh , " said thn biggest boy as ho lustily
pulTod out volumes of smoke , ' 'thero nro nt-
xvnys txvo clashes of smokers , these xvho
smoke and these xvho spit , und you can do
the spitting. "
"You xvool manufacturers are tbo big
boys , " continued the sccrctar.x' , "and you
are continually tolling thu growers that they
can du the spitting. "
Another story describes nn incident xvhlch
took plnco In the agricultural department
last xvoek. A chief of ono of the divisions
had gotten Into trouble xvlth n newspaper
man and hud been soundly rated by him In
the papers. Governor Husk had seen the
statement nnd ho called the man up nnd
n ° kcd him xvhul he xvas iroing to do about it.
The clerk replied that ho didn't Knoxv xvhat
to do nmt Raid to the governor : "Suppose
you take the matter up and scttlo it. "
"No , sir. " replied Uncle Jerry. "I nm not
n fool. U is
TOUll TAIt < THAT IS UNDHIl THE OATE
and vou'vo got to do the squealing. "
If one could haven phonograph worked by
perpetual motion In the ofllco of Secretary
Husk how many good stories ho might hnvo.
Every congressman xvho comes In carries
away one or moro nnd not n foxv nro happy
or miserable by tholr application. Ono tried
to chnft the governor last \vcek and ho stood
up before him nnd Raid :
"Seo hero. Governor Husk , you don't
knoxv mo. I xvant you to understand that I
como from the west , and I'm n regular Jim
Dandy of a feller. "
"Yes , I suppose you nro , " said Undo
.Terry as ho arose to his feet in order to toll
his story bettor. "You make mo think of
the sermon or the minister xvho xvas dis
coursing on the xvondors of the Lord's cre-
utlon and said that bo made the largo as xvall
ns the small things of the universe. Said
the preacher : "When God made the mighty
ocean , Ho mndu a little uvulet. When ho
mudo the sno'.v-c.ipped mountain Ho made a
hillock. When ho made that king of boasts ,
the elephant. Ho made a Hen and xvhen Ho
made me. " hero Governor Husk droxv him
self up tn his full height nnd stretched out
his arms , "Ho made a daisy and I suppose
you think you nro the daisy. "
When Governor fjusk came back from bis
xvestorn trip last fall ho ' called upon Presi
dent Harrison at the xv'hlto house und the
president asked him the results of his west
ern trip. Ho described the agricultural out
look , but said nqthing about politics. This
xvas at the time that Postmaster General
Clarkson xvas cutting oft ofllclal heads at
the rate of about txvontv-llvo per minute
nnd Commissioner Tanner xvns shoveling
out pensions by the bushel. When the pros-
Ueut asked Governor Husk as to xvhat hu
had heard as to the administration In the
xvest , ho replied : "Mr. President. I shall
have to toll you the truth. I didn't hear a
single opinion expressed about you or the
administration , but those follows out there
say that Clarkson and Tanner are regular
] lm dandles. "
Noxv anil then the conerossmon got rather
impatient nbout the non-appointment of
their applicants for oflico and ono came to
the agricultural department a foxv days ago
ns mad as u hornet. Said ho : "I have had
this woman's application before you for six
weeks nnd I think it ought tn bo good enough
to glx-o the girl a place. I have put my name
0:1 it nnd that ought to got her in if nothing
"Woll"snid General Huskas ho looked the
nngry man in the eye , "I xvlll takn care ot that
younc lady's Influence. I tun going to llx
that application like the old lady llxed the
accounts of her husband. They kcptn coun
try grocery nnd the old man chalked up his
bills in charcoal on the xvhlto xx-all over the
mantel-piece. Ono day the old lady got n clean
ing lit and she whitewashed the grocoryput-
ting extra brushes over the black marks
above the mantol. When hoi-husband came
homo ho was horritlca and said :
"Why , Mary , you have xvlpod out nil my
accounts , but I'll fix thorn , " said ho. "I'll fix
them , " nnd xvlth that ho wont out , and Jotted
down a number of names on the back collar
door , "Noxv , Mary , " said ho , "I've put my
accounts on tbo collar door , and I don't xvunt
'em changed. "
The old woman xvont out and looked , then
hurried bade and said :
' Why. George , I knoxv that the names you
have doxvn there nro not thu same
that you had over the mantol. " "That
makes no difference , " said George. "I
knoxv them names nro n blanked sight bettor
pay than the ones which you \vtiltoxvasliod
out. " and concluded Secretary Husk , "It is
so xvlth your application. I'll xvhitexvash
your papers , and xvill see to it myself that ,
the lady gets a place. "
Of course she got It.
Secretary Husk lives x'ory nicely at Wash
ington. His homo Is in a comfortable brick
near Thomas circle , nnd It Is the housj In
xvhlch ox Secretary Lincoln lived xvhon he
xvas nt the head of the xvnr department. His
family consists of n xvlfo nnd daughter nnd
of n bright boy of llfteen named Ulnlno
Husk , nftor tha secretary of state. The sec
retary is very fond of riding. Ho sits n
horse ns though ho xvoro a part of It and
oxvns ouo of the best riding horses In town.
In Wisconsin ho Hx-os on n farm near VI-
roqua. Hu has n lot of line stock und prides
himself on his shorthorns. Ha is n banker
ns xvoll ns n farmer , and though not rich In
the sense of the xvord today , Is xvoll to do.
Ho Is n man of morn than ordinary ability ,
nnd no has a national reputation us a good
Senator Wilbur PIsko Sanders has Just
taken his scat as ono of the United States
senators front Montana. Ho had u seat In
the same body Just txvontv-nlno years ago
this month and ho told the other night the
story of hoxv ho got it. It xvas on March 3 ,
1SU1. Young Wilbur Sanuers and
VOXQ CIIUILIU M.VXDBI130X ,
noxv Senator Mundoraou , xx-ero both Ohio
boys Just out of their teens and they had
come on hero to attend President Lincoln's
Inauguration. During their xvaiiderlngs
nbout Washington they c.xmo to the capital
nnd tool : n scat together In the senate gal
lery. Washington xx-as tilled with strangers
nnd the galleries xvero packed xvlth Illinois
men xvho hud come qn to colebruto the occa
sion. Andruw Johnson xvas on the lioor nnd
John C. Urockonrldgo xvas In the ohalr ,
Johnson xvas making his famous union
speech und ho xvas constantly Interrupted by
boisterous applause from the gallery. Ureok-
enridgo requested the galleries to bo quiet
but before the noise got nt its height ho left
the chair and Senator Polk of Missouri took
his place. Polk did not Ilka Johnson's speech
nnd ho liken the cries of the gallery gods
still loss. Ho dually ordered tbo galleries to
bo cleared , whereupon Stephnn A. Douglas ,
xvho xvas expected to make the next speech
nnd xvhoilld not to talk xvlthout listeners ob-
jeetod , Charles Sumner though iho sucoch
xvas In favor of the union , supported the or
der for clearing the galleries and Mandorson
nnd Sunders watched and trembled. At last
Andioxv Johnson said that bo knoxv that his
friends in the galleries xvould ba moro quiet ,
that bo xvould engage that there should bo
no further outburst and he asked us a per
sonal favor of the senate- that the people bo
nlloxved to remain. Ho then xvont on nnd
iinljucd hU speech. As hu closed It there
xvas prent applmue and ono Illinois man
yelled out 'Throo cheers for Johnson. "
These xvoro given xvith xvlll nud the man
then yollcd , "I'uroo cheers for Abe Lin
coln. " These made tbo roof of tbo senate
rlug and than came three cuccri for tha
union nnd a tiger , xvhllo tbo senators sat
powerless and could do nothing. As soon ns
the cheers xvcro over tbo galleries xvero
cleared And Mandcrson and Sanders xvcro
They hung around the doom for a foxv mo
menta and at last Sanders said : "Well Man-
derson , I'm going In on that floor nnd sit
doxvn xvlth the senators. "
"Hut you can't got in , " said Manderson ,
"Thoy xvon't ' lot you. "
"Yes they will , " satdTSanders , "Now
With that ho tried ono door nnd xvas
pushed violently back. Ho then xvont
around to the ladies reception room nnd
started to go In. Tno guard pulled him back
and ho snld : " 1 would like to know If n
senator of a confcdcrnto state cnunot enter
this chamber xvhen ho has business ! "
The guard did not knoxv xvhat to make of
It. The government was unsettled nnd ho
did not knoxv but what Sandcis might bo a
Doaeo commissioner , and bo lot him go in.
Sanders entered nnd toolc his first scat In the
senate. Presently Hen Wade saw him and
slipped nround nnd nskcd : "Sanders , my
boy , hoxv did you got In hero ! "
"Oh , I got In , " , said Sanders nnd Senator
Wade said :
"Well , keep qulot and no ono will notice
you. " Ho then sat there throughout tbo
In the meantime the galleries had been re-
opcued and Mindorson xvorkad his xx-ny Into
them. Ho had been tramping nround In the
xvet nnd his stockings xvcro saturated. His
boots xvoro tight nnu his feet lelt very sere
and ns tbo nluht session xvoro on ho took
them oft nnd sat in his stocking feet. Tbo
nlr ot the senate xvas very xxnrm nnd the
tight boots shrunk. At the adjournment ho
found to his horror that he could not get his
boots on nnd ho hud to walk down to his
hotel on Pennsylvania avenue in his stock
ing feet currying bis boots. Ho thanked
fortune , doubt not , that the accident hap
pened ut night , nnd us 1 look at his Immacu
late costume in the senate today I wonder If
it xvould not hurt his self-respect to bo caught
in n similar fix.
Senator Teller told mo lust night
noxv HC LOST S9UO.UOO.
The story made my oycs bulge out , but the
senator rotated It In the same cool , metallic
tones In xvhlch ho talks about the xx'oathor.
Said ho : "It xvas some years ngo In Lend-
villo that I mot ono day upon the street a
friend of mine xvho asked mo to go in xvith
him nnd his partner nnd bffy the Robert R.
Leo mine. The mlno had beonjti the courts ,
but thu question of Its title had boon settled
and it xvas only necessary to have $30,000 to
pay oft Its indebtedness. I asked how much
it xvould take for mo to como In. Ho replied
tha' it xvould take $45,000 and this xvould
give mo n one-third interest. 'Hut , ' said I ,
raising my hands in holy horror , 'I haven't '
got the money und xvould hate to risk It If I
" 'O , ' said hn , 'you run no risk. Wo have
ninety days in xvhlch to pay this fOO.OOO nnd
xvo xvlll xvork it out of the mine in thnt time.
You need not put up a cent nnd xvo xvill pay
your $45,000 out ot the mine , und in case the
mlno doesn't pan nut nt once , Bon , my part-
lVi t UMU A Will | IUlf UJVUW lUULIUy iUt JUUt
I said I would consider the matter but I
did not think I xvantod it. For the next txvo
days that man hung around mo and bogged
mo to take a third Interest In the mine. ITo
told mo ho could sell it for J43.000 cash to
nnother man but ho xvould rather take mo infer
for nothing. I hold out and at the end of
txvo days ho sold the Interest to the other
party. Shortly after this I heard that the
mine xvas paying and uoout txvo years later 1
mot Hen , my friend's partner , in the Windsor
ser hotel at Donvernnd xvo got to talking
about mining property.
"You mailo u great mistake , Mr. Teller , "
said ho , "in not going into the Robert 13. Leo
xvith us. "
' Yes , I knoxv it , " said I , "and I wonder
Just hoxv much of a mistake I did make ! Sup
pose you tell me. "
'Well , said he , again , " \Ve got your $43-
003 out of the mlno in loss Uian throe months
and you xvould not have had to pay a cent on
It. The man xvho took your plnco stuck to
us and ho cleared xvitbm txvo years Just
I must have looked a little surprised , for
the man said : "Well , Mr. Teller , you wish
you had gene in. "
"Idon't knoxv " I "Providence
, replied , runs
these things his oxvu xvay. I have txvo boys
nnd they had better make their oxvn xx'av
through the xvorld thun bo pampered xvllh
the inheritance of a millionaire. Perhaps on
the xvhole it is as xvoll as it is. "
THE WEKT SUGAR CITY.
Grand Island's Mnny Advantages
Stated In Succinct Form.
Giuxn ISI.VND , Neb. , March 20. To the
Editor of TUB Ucc : Grand Islnuu" is lo
cated in the center of the beat agricultural
section of the slate , 151 miles west of Omaha ,
on a level , xvell drained plateau , 1,878 feet
above sea level , and forty nbovo the Platte ,
river , which is four miles distant , There is
no location moro conducive to health , there
being no malaria and no prevalent diseases.
Sunshine is the rule ; cloudy disagreeable
xventhor the exception. The xvintors hero
are usually short , a comparatively mild ,
xvhllo the summers are rarely too xx'ann
to bo thoroughly enjoyable. Plutted In 1807 ,
the population xvas 5,045 In 1835. nnd is no xv
variously estimated at from 1:2,000 : to 15,000.
While Grand Island has never been in the
least ' .boomed" mid advertised very little
her groxvth has been remarkably steady mid
largo , nnd she has nex'cr suffered from
overgroxvth or years of depression.
Grand Island has the largest nnd best
machine shops on the line of the Union Pa
cific railxvuy , the best and most numerously
attended schools lu thn state excepting
Omaha nnd Lincoln , the largest and most
successful canning factory west of the Mis
souri river Us product reaching into the
millions of cans , thu finest churches of any
Interior city , many of thorn being noxv and
built of stone or brick , n first-class system
of xvator xvorks owned bv the cily nnd fur
nishing l'i all parts of the town clear soft
xvater xvhlch has boon dronouncod chemical
ly pure. It also bus nourishing lodges of all
secret orders nnd a xvoll estab
lished Young Man's Christian association ,
the main line of the Union Pacific rnilxx-ny ,
xvith miiehino shops , rallnull , division sta
tions , olo. : the terminus of the Lincoln
branch of the H & M. railxx-uy. It is tbo
Initial point 'of the Grutid Island & Wyom
ing Central railway , the Initial point of the
Omaha & Uepubllcun Valley railxvuy , tbo
terminus of the Grand Island & St. Joseph
railway , the location nnd business to bring
other roads xvhlch are already surx'oyod. It
has a loxv rnto of taxation and few outstand
ing bonds , u belt line now being constructed
xvhlch xvlll connect all roads nnd furnish un
usual facilities to factories , etc. , n stroat
rallxx-ny system second only to Omaha , nnd
connecting all points in thu city , u llrst class
sewerage system just completed nt u cost of
f.10,000 , electric lights und txvo extensive yas
plants , six well established newspapers ,
several artificial lakes which furnish ice nnd
fish for n largo area of country , n fine noxv
city hall costing ? 5'J,000 nnd other publio
buildings , live substantial banks , a'l ' prosperous
porous nnd solid , the stuto soldiers' nnd Bail
ors' home , xvlth its line nud o.Ueu-
slvo buildings , the location of the reunion of
the G. A , R. for a porlnd of llvo years , the
humlsomo buildings of the HuptUt state uni
versity , noxv bfiliig erected , three hundred
live , progressive llrms , representing all lines
of business. It hat n railroad business ng-
grogatmg moro than 1R.OOO carloads received
und shipped , per annum , n free del I very mall
service , and all other necessities ana luxu
ries of it first class city.
The latest und most important acquisition
is a mammoth hoot sugar factory and refin
ery , noxv being erected , xvhlch will cost over
$500,000 ; give employment directly and Indi
rectly , to 5,000 hands ; manufacture 27(5 ( bar
rels of refined sugar per day. This Industry
Is attracting the attention of the whole coun
Grand island Is the bast xvholcsalo and
distributing point in the state , and ' xvants
moro wholesale houses , factories aim capital.
When you buy a fancy handled unibrelln ,
the first thing to do Is to dispense xvith the
little ornamental ullu tassel that glvrs the
article u certain finish .vhlla the selection
xvas being made. A moro pestiferous and
tompor-runing little jlggor xvas never con
ceived by mortal man. When you go to
xvrnp the umbrella nbout the stick It ls aura
to got lu the folds nt the xvrong place , and
every time you attempt to open your para
chute the Infernal taisol Is tmra to catch in
the xvlro framework.
Nuw Cntitoa lluuir , Kan. City.
Absolutely flro proof. Finest und
largest hotel in Kuneus City. Unex
celled lu its appointments.
STORIES til1 * RAILROADERS
R. A. Brnnch'sjExporlonoo With the
SOME AMUSING INCIDENTS.
t * >
An Engineer \Vljo Gould Spoil Cnlf
lloiv Illlly Tjl'nltJsoii lion an
a IK ! Got Solid-
A Subterranean Voice ,
A very good story Is told an It. A. Urancb ,
western passenger agent of the Chicago ft
Atlantic rond. His presence In Omaha , to
gether with an Incident In which ho figured
as ouo of the chief actors , supRustcd It. "In
a small Illinois town the Joke was played ,
and this Is how It came about , " said the ro-
htor. "A sewer running nt right ancles
and two blocks long had been damaged near
one end. The boys soon discovered a hole
In It into which they could talk , nnd thus bo
hoard- plainly nt the other end.
"Onco when Hranch was nt the town ho
celebrated sotno trivial event by going about
with ihreo or four Jovial friends during the
day , having much sport and attracting ooc-
sldcrablo attention. Towards midnight the
party with whom ho trained felt qulto merry
and ready for any schema calculntedto In
crease Its enjoyment.
"Some ono of the local companions hap
pened to think ol the sowar tricK , whispered
It to the others , mm started off. "
"Whero nro you tjolng now , Charley ! "
Inquired Hranch ,
"Home ; where do you suppose. "
"Not yet , awhile. "
"Oh , yes , but I must. I've had enough of
this nnd propo'io to quit you. cold. "
Kculizlng that hlsnrpumont hud no weight
Branch bade the friend good iiluht , Bald
bouicthing about tils not being a thorough
bred , sang the raizln-dazzlosong and ordered
another small bottle.
As soon 53 Charley had disappeared the
other fellows invited tnclr unsusooctlng
victim to take a walk with them around the
block. IJeini ; In the right mood to acccut
any suggestions , Hranch readily assented
uuu uiu | juri..y Bturu'u uuu
In the meantime Charley had captured a
smart boy , nut him onto the joke and
When the party , chatting and laughing as
It moved along , reached n point opposite iho
manhole In the sewer , a voice suddenly cried
"Help ! help ! "
"What's that ! " asked Uranch , surprised.
"O , nothing , " said ono of ihogang ; "coma
on you must nave them again. "
Just then nnother cry of "Help ! " floated
through the ground and Branch began to
get excited. He ran to the manhole of the
aowur , fell on his knees in the mud , and
"What's the matter ! "
"Help ! I'm in the sewer and can't stand
it much longer. "
That settled it. Branch was wild. Ho
wanted his companions to help him got the
sufferer out , but they laughed and refused
to do any thing. Then Branch got mad and
toro down a fence. Ho went to n tiouso
near by , woke up its occupants , borrowed u
lamp , and when last sueu was hunting
through the yard for a shovel.
it Can * .
When a railroad train runs into stock and
injures it , the engineer must make a report ,
giving u minute inscription of the animals
killed , the suecicH , sex , ago and probable
value , which ho must send to the division
superintendent. Naturally , in those descrip
tions. some Very funny expressions ore fre
quently met witb. The other day General
Manager Dickinson pf the Union Pacific re
ceived a voluminous document from an engi
neer on the Colorado division , in which ho
told the story of how his old machine had
gene snorting througn n largo herd of cattlo.
Hut the report was wrong and was sent back
fur correction. Only one un'minl it aeeu.9 ,
and that n calf , had been killed.
The engineer described the victim as a
"cuf. " When the document returned to him
accompanied by a request to carrcct it , ho
was somewhat puzzled. After studying the
report a long time , Mr. Enginer finally ob
served to his companion.
"Well thunder I don't
, by see anything
wrong with it except the way calf is
Ho then added another' "f , " remailed the
report to headquarters and it wont through.
Wont it Ullml.
"During the Burlington strike , two years
ago , " said Hilly Pattison , "I distinguished
myself by running nn engine ono day suc
cessfully and demonstrating that a man of
ordinary intelligence can do almost any
thing ha undertakes , "
"Andhowdid you do iti" inquired Tom
Horn. "It must have bean nn uncommonly
lucky accident. "
"Not at all. I was the chief cleric in the
company's Council lilulTa ofllco. I had never
been on an angino , and know nothing about
it. However , they wore offering $100 a dav
for men , nnd I proffered my services. They
wore accepted. It was do or die , and rather
than die i proposed to accept the other
' The yardmaster pat mo on nn engine nt
Council Uluffs and I ran her through to
Crcston in coed shapo. Hut I can assure
you that it was a risky and dangerous un
dertaking. Wo never slopped for crossings ,
switches or anything olsu. I hud no knowl
edge of rules , regulations or slcrnals , and
looked out for nothing bat the main track
ahead of mo.
"Although I nm no longer connected with
the road my name occupies n place on its
preferred list , and there Is nothing the head
ofliclalB would tint do for mo. "
Mr , Pattison Is now nn attorney and lives
n Kansas City.
Sweden has two unlvor Ulc , 173 profi
lers and 1,010 students.
Portugal has ono university , forty profes
sors and 1,800 , students.
Holland has four universities , eighty pro
fessors and 1COO students.
A permancn t scholarship of $1,000 Is being
raised \\tiolly among the colored people ot
Alabama lor the Tuskcgco Normal and In
dustrial Institute ( Ala. ) , of which Hooker T.
Washington is principal. A good proportion
has already been paid In cash ,
Miss Susannah Warfleld , n wealthy un
married woman , who died a few days ago at
her homo , "arovelaml. " Carroll county.Md , .
has loft all her property to found an Kpisco-
pal college which is to bo named after her.
The endowment amounts to about $100,000.
In the medical department twcnty-foua
graduates received their diplomas ; at the
rccoat graduation exorcises of the state uni
versity of Iowa , In the homeopathic depart
ment tent and In'tho dental department
forty-throe. The total number of graduates
of the university in all departments is now
Tbo noxvest work undertaken by Chautau-
qua university Is along the line of university
extension lectures , so popular in England.
The courses consist of txvolvo weekly lecturs
each occupying about an hour. For about
three-quarters of an hour , preceding or fol
lowing each lecture , n clcss is held for
those studdnts who wish to study the subject
A committee In behalf of the Young Men's
Christian association of the Iowa state uni
versity appeared before the board nnd re
quested ix silo on the campus for their now
building , for which very nearly the full
amount of25,000 has been raised. This ap
plication was granted by the board and stops
will bo taken to bo ln the erection of Uio
building as early as possible In the spring.
The resignation of Dr. Albert Reynolds of
Clinton as lecturer on insanity Iti the medi
cal department has been received nnd ac
cepted at Uiu state university of loxva and
Dr. G. P. Hill , supcrlntondont of the Insane
asylum at Independence , was elected to fill
the vacancy. Dr. R .1 , Nuwnorry of Cedar
Haplds was olcctcd lecturer on otology nnd
ophthalmology In the houieopatlo medical de
Mr. Simon Yandn's additional clft of
§ 30,000 to Wabash college maltojt the nggrc-
gate amount of his gifts to that institution
f 100,000. Excepting the DePauxv bequest to
the unlucrslty of that name , this Is the larg
est gift for educational purposes mudo by
UI1J l lbl UU Ui JllUiUU.t. 11. mlUWS LUU 81UVU 19
progressing on that line as on others , and Its
generous proportions will place Mr. Yando's
name high up lu the list of Indiana's public
The trustees of th c Nexv York college fet
the training of teachorc have established
twelve free scholarships In the high school
department of the inodol school attached to
said college , for the benefit of graduates of
the public grammar schools of the city of
Noxv York. Three scholarships are to bo
awarded each year upon the results of a
competivo examination to bo held In the
month of June , and each scholarship Is valid ,
unless forfeited for cause , for the full high
A man of | moderate mcouswho xvns a great
admirer of the late President Patton , and
wishes to boll ) perpetuate his services in
Howard university where ho spent twelve
years as presiding officer , has pledged the
Hrst $100 toxvard the endowment" a Patton
msmorml professorship for the theological
department. Forty thousand dollars xvlll
endow the professorship. Subscriptions may
bo sent to President Hnnkln. Washington , D.
C. , or to Dr. M. E. Strioby , 5(5 ( Ho ado street ,
NOTES ON MK.VS OltlSSS.
Ovorgaiters are now quoted under the head
of men's fumilshings.
Men's Clothier and Furnisher : It would
nppcnr from the greater number of self tied
Bcarilngs being sold that the public is becom-
ine educating in this respect.
The neckwear styles in made up goods
shoxv the effects of this tendency of the
public , for they are of greater proportion
than heretofore In close imitation of tbo tie-
ublo scarf when knotted.
Ono of the cleverest devices in this field is
the deceiving reproduction of the white laxvn
catch-and-bucklo dress hews , in forms that
are irregularly made , and look for all the
world us though the xvoarer had tied the
The negligee young man by means of mod
eration and subterfuge in makeup nnd in ma
terial , U making desperate efforts to
work the outing duds into town the coming
season. He will succeed to n greater extent
than li ere to fore , from the fact that during
the past season ho has grown accustomed to
himself , and this season the more radical
and objectionable features of ultra adorn
ment will bo absent. Still , the
outing youne man is more apt to
continue as n regular annual incident if ho
confines his tierlgrinatlons in costume to
these localities in xvhlch the xvord outing in
( X suburban tense will boar application.
Those , however , who will bo found
llacrantly addicted to the negligee racket in
town , will tilso bo recognized as shining
lights of the embroidered vest , collar and
J'tio latest thing In the shirt line that is
being pushed is the open front that has an
opening all the way down tbo front like a
coat , . It is made to lit in to the figure as tbo
'coat is shaped , and the usual and really
superfluous fullniSB of muslin Is thus avoided.
It does seem unenterprising that in this last
decade of the nineteenth century wo hnvo
not got ocyond the barbarism of pulling ono'a
shirt over one's head. It is
decidedly moro desirable nnd agreeable -
able to dress one's hair before putting on
one's shirt , nnd yet the oaudlo-suuQltiz pro
cess of the present over-head system is cer
tain to dissolve the most carefully
parted nnd arranged coilTuro. On the
grcund of fit , expedition and civil !
zation , thu nont shirt should bo welcomed.
Every actor in the land xvho is a "hllcd"
shirt actor , should as n matter of necessity
and of time saving in the quick changes to
bo made clvo the coat shirt , his hearty sanc
tion as lllling n long felt want.
ETCHINGS , j& S3-EMERSON ,
ENGRAVINGS , . & -HALLET & DAVIS
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MOULDINGS , .SSI TPIANOS A OP.G ANS
FRAMES , J3i rgTSHEET MUSIC.
1513 Douglas Street , Omaha , Nebraska
Of Every Design and Finish.
HIMEBA&GH & TAYLOR , 1405 Douglas St.
Max Meyer & Bra. ,
Comer KMIi and f-'nrniiiti fit * .
Continuation of our Great Closing Out Sale r
II limited * arc belli it iniulo happy on arroiml or Ilio Won
derful Iliirualiit u'u aru oH'orliij ; on livcrylhlnir.
ALL DIAMONDS RETAILED AT IMPORTER'S PRICES.
\VATOHICS tioillos' or Onntloinnn' * heavy limiting aniotl ,
, Htcin xvlmlcifl. xvnrr.tniciil K OI | tliiium , from $ -5 timviiril * .
Imitlcn' line nollil icold nnd ttriiiiliio illnmoml onucii U'ntuhcs ,
full jeweled innvomniitft only $ ! I5 and tipwnr.l.
All olhnrvntolies In proportion.
JIOWnijKY ClialM8ljooUotiill'imn and nil otlinrjcwolry nt nliuiit
HAM'1 former prlorx , ClnokH urn Koltivt fait nt our MAIIKUI )
DOWN K1GUHKS $ O OFjOOHH no Tor $5 , Ale do/oim of Htylnn lo
Holcor from. I'lnoxt ttHnornnont or Ijixmp * ever shown In Oituxlin
from $ r up to .ftno. Hno thorn. Hoiuitlful hnyond doifrlpilnn N our
line ofHtlvor neid Him qundruplc-plntml warn. It mint bo scon to
tie appreciated. Illuli , novel mid orlKln.il ilcMciin ; KponjitoH ,
Water HotH , Ten Kelp , I'Vnlt , Snlrul nnd Nut Uoxvlft , Ilnko Dislion ,
Soup TurcaiK , Itlnmilt Jnrt , Cnko HnHlccIt ) , Hilltop DIslitiH , IMoklu
Stands , Individual Cmmim , Napkin Holder * , Cups , etc. , I ) PR I Him nn
linmciiNO linn nl'mnnllvnrn , In nrtUtlis put torus , nil of which ixro
hctneftold atnlinutno OHM'S O.V THH DOMj.XIC.
X KATI'IU AY KVKXIMO ! UXTIL O.
STOKI : roii fii.vr AM ? FIXTUKIS : coit S
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The ONLY Lawn or Garden Hose MADE which will stand
400 POUNDS PRESSURE.
LAST the LONGEST
A hose which xvlll do good work In most cities , will not glx-o satisfaction in
Um.xlm. on iii-countcr tbe extreme high iirossmre.Vbllo dealers complain of
other hose being returned In larito quantities because. It la not slrong enoueh to
Ktaml the pressure. "FIHII IlKANI ) ' Is guaranteed test anil the highest uressuro.
OMAHA RUBBER Co.
1008 Farnam-st. , Omaha , Neb.
Wholesale or Retail.
DR. R. W. BAILEY , Dentist ,
Paxton Block , IGtli and Farnam Streets.
tn Gfo-TT and having within the past two
LU months largely Increased our
office room , arc now better prepared to turn out the best class of
work , and much inore rapidly than heretorore. We make a full set
of teeth on rubber for FIVE DOLLARS , guaranteed to be as wel
made as plates sent out of any dental office in this country. Do not
let others influence you not to come , but make us a call and see for
Teeth extracted WITHOUT PAIN , nncl without using chloroform
gas , ether or electricity. Filling at lowest rates. Remember the lo
cation. DR. BAILEY , Dentist , Paxton Block.
Open ex-entnps until 8 o'clock T.xko elevator on Itith street. Kltli and I'urnnin.
Cut tills out. Mention thisuapsr
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iui'ur.suNTiNa : CHICAGO OIWILT.
rstlmatcs and plans furnished. Correspondence solicited.
832-800 N Y Life Building , - Omaha.
DEWBY & STONE ,
A magnificent display or everything useful nnd ornamental In the
furniture maker's art at reasonable prices.
Improved July 30,1889. WITH
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klml.Bciaticn.l'aralysIi prtr Knllcpsy.Siilnal Dlncases.Bt.
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Weakness or Kxbaus. Nvw * tlon , Female ConinlalnU. In fact all nervous il ) oo es perlalulnR to Main or Kcma o.
. > \ belt that will with 11. Thociirrcntlsunderlliocontrpiontio
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tt.ittciv/.lho disks aroeoadjuitod that bym an lof our
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f JM CMfK ol
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