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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY , ( ! . } ULY 21 , 1892--SIXTEEN PAGES.
CRABD ARMY .DEPARTMENT
Holes of Preparation for the National En
STRANGE STORY OF THE WAR
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Oniclni Conllriiintinii of tlin Identity of n
Sotdlor S5tii > i > [ > iml to Hnvn Hoon llurlotl
nt HlilloU Mitring llicnpo
of n Spy.
j notes of preparation for what Is
intended to bo the grandest national encampment -
campmont alnco the war nro hoard in
every post room in the city , says the
iMow York Tribune- . This great gath
ering Is now only two months away.
Comrades all ever the country are get
ting ready for it with unusual zeal and
"outhilslnam , und If the dop.trtmont of
Now York moans to maintain Its pros-
tlgo It has no time to lose. Now York
can sand mnro mon to Washington next
September than uuv ether state In the
union. She did In 1801 , 1802 , 1803 , 1801
nnd 1805 , and she can do it In 1802
But it will require united effort , in
which every olHcor and comrade of every
post from the cnmmnndor down
must join. Post commanders
must boar in mind that they
nro to send a report to Adjutant General
"VV. A. Wallace at Albany , giving the
number of mon they expect to have in
line and the location of their headquar
ters in Washington. As many small
posts cannot nppour in the parade in u
body. Department Commander Poole
litiH authorized such comrades , with the
consent of their commander , to attach
themselves to any post of their county
or neighborhood. But they must con
form to the uniform of 'tho post with
which they march. The comrades of
Washington city , and its temporary
residents as well , have boon untiring in
their labors to make the encampment in
all respects a success. The citizens'ex
ecutive committee at the capital is hard
at work on the details for encampment
Strnngo .Htory of the Wnr.
The allowance of the claim of William
Nowby of Mill Shoals , White county ,
111. , by the War department officially
confirms ono of the strangest , romances
of the civil war. Nowby receives back
pny , bounty and pension amounting to
B0 , < 01) ) and it pension of $7" per month
for the remainder of his life.
Thuro was an olllcial investigation
conducted through the War department
before the ttbovo action was taken , the
developments of which road moro like
thobo found in the pngos of romance
than the actual happenings of real lifo.
The investigation was for the purpose
of identifying William Nowby , living ,
who had been accounted for as dead for
the pust thirty yours , the record of his
death at the 'battlo of Shiloh , fought
April 0 , 1602 , and of his buiial on that
battlefield two nights lator. having duly
appeared on the ro'ports of company D ,
Fortieth Illinois volunteers , U. S. A. ,
without contradiction during all the
The strangest feature of the strange
case as it now stands is that although
the United States government has thus
decided that William Nowby is aliyo
nud in person on his farm near Mill
Shoals , after bolnsr thought dead for a
gonorutlun , William Nowhy's brother ,
Preston Nowby , declares that the man
whom the government so recognizes is
not William Nowby , but a cousin ,
fraudulently posing as William Nowby.
Against this denial of identity is to bo
placed the evidence of ether brothers
und of the wlfo of William Nowby , all of
Whom are convinced thut ho has comeback
back to thorn in the flesh , and that the
man ofllclally recognized by the United
States government is not an impostor.
I On the night of April 8,1802 , two days
nftor the battle of Shiloh , the work of
burying the union soldiers who had
fallen on the battlefield was going for
ward. Among the "burying details"
engaged in the work was one front com-
piny D , Fortieth Illinois volunteers.
This squiul was commanded by Captain
Gilbert J. George , now of St. Louis , who
wont into the light ns orderly sergeant
of aomoany D , and came out as lieuton-
nnt. There were twelve men detailed
in the squad , of whom tbroo , Captain ,
then Lieutenant , George and Privates
Thomas Ellis and Llmppord , reside
in White county , Illinois , near the
farm owned by William Nowby.
Nine mon of company D were then ac
counted for on the muster roll of that
company as hiivlngboon killed at Shiloh ,
William Nowby being among the num
According to the report made by that
"burying detail1' of company D. , For
tieth Illinois volunteers , the third body
which they nlacod in the trenches on the
night of April 8 , 1802 , was that of Will
iam Nowby. The body WHS found Iving
under a tree on the bnttlollold , only a
few yards away from the spot where ono
of Nowby's comrades had seen him fallen
on the day of the battlo. It was identi
fied by laiilorn light , and buried. Death
had been caused by a bullet wound in
the head , just above the loft oar.
The facts of William Nowby's death
nnd burial , us reported , were ticcoptod , . ,
his brothers , who wuro also in company
D , returning Homo at the war's close
nntl confirming the story Some years
ttftor the war nis wlfo , or Vvld6w wu.8' '
Granted a pension. The family remained
on the farm near Mill Shoals' , Whf to"
county , III. , which William Nowby had
loftwhen ho wont to the front In Au-
gust. 1801. The "widow , " Mrs. PhnrI-
tir- by-Nowby , never married , Her chil
dren grow up and married , all but ono ,
Van , establishing homos near the old
( arm ,
Ncar-ly thirty years after the battle of
Bhlloh an old vagrant trumping his way
about the countiy was taken into the
Whlto county poorhoupo. a few miles
liom where the Nowbys lived. Ho was
imbecile , euro for occasional moments
When lip Hcomod to partially recover his
mind. At such moments , when asked us
to his identity , ho would state that ho
was William Nowby , and that ho had at
the outbreak of the war lived at Mill
Shoals. Whllo county , 111. , and that ho
hud unlisted from tlioio in company D ,
Fortieth Illinois volunteers.
The fact of those statements being
made by the old pauper came to the
card of the Nowby family. The youngest
boil of Wllltiim Nowby wont to the
county poorhouse tiud saw the man
blnlinlng to bo William Nowby. In a
lohg onvorsntion with him the son was
told curtain facts about the family lifo
before tho"war , which caused him to bo-
llovo , almost against his will , that tha
etrnugo puupor was his father. Hut
there were two peculiar developments
of the son's visit that wpro calculated to
mystify even the most credulous hearer
of-tho old mini's story. The first was
that the pauper claiming to \VllUain
Nowby could not remember "over hav
ing had a wlfo nnd family. The second
was that William Nowby's hair
and oycs , when he wont into
thn army in 1801 , were light , whtlo this
mysterious stranger's were dark.
The son reported the facts ot his visit
to the old vagrant to his mother and to
the slaters ana brothers of William
Nowby. A family Investigation was
begun , a second visit to the strune or
being mndo. Ills story wns again told ,
nnd nt Its conclusion tno wlfo whom ho
could not recognize announced her con
viction that the man was William
The brother nearest to the ago of
William Nowby stated thnt the hitter
bad two marks on his person which
would furnish moans for positlvo identi
fication. Ono wns n scar on the loft
foot made by a cut from a broadnx , the
other was an injury to the bono of the
right lop below the knco , caused by the
kick of'a mulo. Thcso marks were
found on the person ol the Whlto county
poorhouse pauper , nnd the brother who
had remembered them then declared
that the stranger was William Nowby.
The old pauper was tnlcon from the
poorhouse to the Nowby farm. There
ho recognized certain features of the
old plnco and recalled certain family In
cidents , which still further confirmed
the belief that ho was not an impostor ,
but Wlllinm Nowby in truth. Still ,
however , ho failed to recognize his wlfo
Ho was visited during the next few
days following thin release from the
county poorhuilso by many of Mr.
Nowby's former old comrades of com
pany U , Fortieth Illinois volunteers. To
them ho told certain facts of his army
lifo , which convinced thorn also thnt ho
was William Nowbv. Tills testimony to
that ofToct wits added to that of the
Under the care nnd loving attention
of William Nowbv's wife and children
the strnngo old poorhouse pauper
seemed to gradually recover his mem-
wry , until on Saturday , April 2o , iSUl ,
the darkened chapters of his lifo story
suddenly received n full light. Ho rec
ognized his wlfo , recalled the names of
his children , who had outgrown his
recollection of them , nnd with" his mem
ory fully restored proved boy on d all
question thnt ho was William Nowby by
showing himself thoroughly familiar
with the historyof the N'tnvby family's
homo life up to the voi ; ' when Wil
liam Nowby lift homo to , to the front ,
A big "reunion" dinner was given to
celebrate this real restoration of Wil
liam Nowby , "clothed and In his right
mind , " and ainco that day there has
boon but little doubt thut in some
strange way the grave had "given up
its dead. "
But the War department investiga
tion followed. William Nowby told the
story of his lifo since the battle of
Shiloh wns fought , and that story had
to bo confirmed.
Nowby stated ihat ho had boon
wounded in the head nt Shiloh , and
there was found on his head the plate
whcro the wound had been trephined.
It tallied exactly with the description
of the wound in the head of the soldier
buried ns W1 Ilium Nowby , as described
in the olliciul report of company D ,
Fortieth Illinois volunteers , after the
battle of Shiloh.
Ho also stated thnt from the time that
wound was received ho had become par
tially domontcd , and in that condition
had for nearly thirty years ariftod from
poorhouse to poorhouse all ever the
country. Ho remembered the names of
ninny of those places , nnd the Wnr de
partment detailed a man to visit everyone
ono 'mentioned in William Nowby's
Htory. This was done and the records
of the various pee houses visited con
firmed Newby's story in every detail.
For some time the change in the color
ot Nowby's hair and eyes was a stumb
ling block in the way of olliciul evidence
of the story of the man taken from
the Whlto county poorhouso. It has
now been proven that a 'similar change
occurred in the personal appearance of
ti sister of William Nowby , still living ,
the change being testified to by a num
ber of people who have known the lady
since her girlhood.
The ovidoncn of nil the surviving
comrades of William Newby in company
T ) , Fortieth Illinois volunteers , has been
taken during the War department In
vestigation of the caso. This action
developed ono of the strangest features
of the strnngo case , a feature that may
bo illustrated by quoting ono extract
from the testimony given in the case by
Captain Gilbert J. George Captain
Gcorgo was asked : "Do you recognize
and positively identify this initii as
William Nowby , formerly a private in
company D , Fortieth Illinois volunteers ,
reported by you ns having boon killed
at the battle of Shlloh'r"1
"I dp not , " wns Captain George's re
ply , "because this , man does not answer
the personal description of William
Nowby , owing to the difference in the
color of hair and eyes. But I am sura ,
nevertheless , that ho is William Nowby ,
because no man but William Nowby
could liavo told mo certain facts of our
army llfo that were known only to Wlll-
ium Nowby and myself. "
"Wo have evidence enough of thnt
character to establish the identity of
100 men , " replied the olllcor conducting
the investigation. And upon evidence
of that character the War department
decided thnt the man wns William
Nowby , and ordered the acknowledg
ment of his claim as nbovo atatod.
Another odd feature of the case is that
William Nowby's "honorable dis
charge" from the United States army
will bo dutod thirty years after the day
upon which ho last served in that nrrov ,
the historic day of the' battle of Shiloh.
"It hits boon calculated that for every
800 bullets fired during the civil war a
/man / was killed , but I saw u regiment of
Mlsslbsipplims who prided themselves
on their marksmanship send that many
bullets after ono man and fail to got
"him , " said Major James Huxley to tv re
porter of the St. Louts Globo-Doit'ourat.
"Wo were nt Corinth and had captured
a smooth-faced young Yankee , convicted
him of being a spy , nnd sentenced him
to bo hanged , Ho wns inarched out of
ramp to where n ruQo gallows hud boon
hastily erected , and the regiment de
tailed t6 see him well Into the next
world formed n hollow square , The
prisoner WUA a slight , girlish-looking
follow with iv babyish fai'o , nnd I felt
that bo should bo spared and bent homo
to hia mother instead of being strung up
as n spy. I ox pouted to BOO him break
down and bog for his llfo , and
was nerving myself for it when
wo were treated to a spectacle of atilto a
different kind. Just us ho mounted the
gallows with a guard on cither sldo of
him and two behind him , ho slipped hia
am ul I hands through his jewelry nnd lot
out right nnd loft , knocked the first two
guards sprawling. The two behind him
stood two stops below him. Ho turned ,
vaulted ever their heads , nnd bofoio the
squuro could como to a charge bayonets
had broken through it und was running
like n scared wolf. The roglment broke
Into an impulsive uheor , und It was
nearly a minute before tbo order to lire
upon him was obeyed. Then a scatter
ing volley wns sent after him. I don't
know how the others mined , but I can
make oath that my bullet did not como
within u do oti rods of him. Wo gave
ohune , but It was llKo trying to run down
n streak of lightning. Once the young
daredevil turned uuO waved his hand
kerchief , than fled on toward the fed
eral lluoe. "
Mr. J. E. Thorouplmood , writing from
Georgetown , Doluworo , says : "Two tcv
spoonfuls or CtiamberUln'ii Collo. < 'hoor !
ana Dlarrtuua Hemejy tavnd the llfo o' Mr * .
Jane Thomas of tkli place. " He also eutw
that several other very bad cases of bowel
complaint tboro huvo been cured by thij
roj.ujy , for solo by druggists.
ESDEAVORERS IN NEW YORK
Snapshots at Dolosratos in Many Interesting
and Amusing Positions.
THE BADGE UP IN THEPOLICE COURT
Adventure * nf un low.i liuvyor-Dolojsalo
Inil 105 from Pitrltiin Vermont In
n Wlckcil Playhouse A
( Ifcnt Contention ,
NEW YOIIK , July 20. | Correspondence of
TUB UEE.J "Tho bust Inld sobomas 'o' mlco
tincl mon dang aft agloy. " So inng Burns ,
nnd I have boon proving , lot those many dnvs.
tno truth of his eouplui. Un Tuesday lust I
laid down my pen with n sigh , ot relief ,
locked my desk , nnd reading my tulo clour
to a brief UolIJi y wiped my wcopintf eyes , so
to speak , and h.oj mo to the "wave-washed
cliffs of Long Branch for a week's outing.
Thrco hours later I was lining colnforlaoly
back In mi ) easiest of nil the easy Hollywood
porch chair * , pltylne the poor follow * hard
nt work bustling for news in Now York ,
when a hnrah innumnn ball boy disturbed
my droatn of bliss wltn a soulless telegram ,
wnlchroad : "Hoport convention nt Madi
son Square Oardon. " The sweet smllo of
pity froze on ray llpi nnd the bull boy Hod
with shrieks of terror from the fearful laro
I bestowed upon him as I said ' -No answer. "
I will wbispor tb iry "goiltlo reader , " in
conllduucu , that the word "convoutlon" has ,
of late , the same effect upon rav toolings as n
rod ling Is supposed to exert , upon the over
strung nerves of un infuriated bull. I
scorched nnd starved and shouted In vain
for Blnlno at Minneapolis. I took my llfo in
my hana nnd fought for food nnd freedom at
the Chicago Wigwam , nnd having escaped
niivo from those two conventions 1 felt little
disposed to face the porlls of n third , nnd so
'twas with slow and Tailoring stop that 1
bearded the boat for Now York.
Anything In stronger contrast to the Min
neapolis and Chicago conventions than tbo
convention of the Societies of Ctutstian En
deavor , now In session here , it would badifll-
cult to imagine , Enthusiasm tlioro U in nbuud-
nuco , but it is fom.ilod on tbo earnest and
silent steadfastness of a great determined
purpose , and manifests Itself in halleluiahs
rather than howls , In hymns tathor than
hurrahs and la psalms instead of shouts.
It Is not. my purpose to wrlto of the con
vention ; 1 only intend to record a few ad
ventures which have befallen certain unsus
pecting delegates who will return to their
homos convinced beyond peradventure that
Now York is the wickedest place in the wide
In a great town HUe Now Yorlt , the presence -
once of 40,000 or so of strangers makes not
a ripple in the great tide of humanity that
aobs and Hews through Broadway , nnd were
it not for the badges thut designate the delegates -
gates daaums nnd damsels nlike one
would nnvor guess that any unusual gather
ing was holding the public attention.
romliilno I > uln .ito Distrusts Now York.
The delegate feminine evidently regards
Naw York and the unbadgOil" inhabitant
tnoreof with sternest distrust. " The lamp of
Christian ondcavor may shlno brightly in
her eye , but you roiui suspicion in the
wary watchfulness wltn which she
clutches har umbrella in ono hand ,
and makes sure of fan and hymn book
and purse in tbo othor. There
is an almost llorco llxcdncss In the ga/o she
fastens upon you , tnat causes n sudden
shrinking In your opinion of youraolf when
ever you encounter her analytical oyc. With
a quiet courage thut her Mow Yot-k sisters
could never Imitate , the woman with abadgo
takes possession in swarms nnd droves of tbo
hotel corridors and the lobbies and writing
rooms , where usually only the foot of the
masculine Invader troudoth. She takes qulot
possrmlon , too , of the big policeman on the
corner , nnd that high functionary unhands
nnd with n respect that Is almost courtesy ,
points out the car that vi ill carry the sight
seeing dolocato to the particular object she
wishes to visit With a dauntlcssuoss that
almost oenumbs you , too , sbo addresses the
autocratic tiukot-choppor ontno Elevated
road , and ho also forgets for a moment the
iusoluuco ot ofllco , and politely directs her
whither she would go. Truly tboUna from
abroad has tamed the shaggy lion who roars
upon the L platform in our midst.
Uoforo ono dignitary , however , oven the
delegate trembles and is subdued. I saw a
group of eight well known men about town ,
politicians , sporting men and brokers , floe
preclpltately'frora their own acknowledged
stamping ground lu the Hoffman house lobby ,
as a party of enterprising Endeavoron
calmly a warmed in Irotn U road way. Even
Prize Fighter Billy Edwards , tbo Hoffman
detective , was put to rout when ho triad to
turn the visitors to tha ladies' ontrunoo.
They blandly but firmly Ignored him. and ,
heedless of horrlllod habitues and grinning
boll boys pooped into the famous art gallery
where drinks undreamed of urn nitxod for
the thirsty. When they had noted ooh lux
urious feature of the famous barroom they
turned to the cafu for lunoli. I followed
them , prompted by an ignoble curiosity , to
observe their movement * . To my great sur-
pripo they immediately ovinco'1 , with one ac
cord , the most shrinking timidity. Their
vary badges seemed to droop and wilt in a wo
of that elegant presence in a dross coat , the
HofTman house waiter. In trembling whis
pers they gave their modest orders and
lunched in soulful sllonco with a furtively
apologetic air thut was infinitely funny.
The woman delegates , to tboir honor bo it
recorded , escaped unharmed the snares nnd
pitlalls into which the brethren stumbled
guilelessly in this wicked town. It was a
masculine delegate who ventured lute a
museum on the Bowery on Wednesday , and
vras robbxd and boa ton by a so-called
"fortune teller" who wns ono of the freaks
of thoostabhsnmont. This sad fate baful a
gentleman from Xenlo , O.
A IittukluHH Ijiinyui ItalnRiito from Io\vn.
A very bright young lady delegate from a
Nebraska society related to mo with un un-
holv glee , which was eminently feminine , the
sad exporlenco of n lawyer from Iowa who
forsook his brother delegates at the station
and started out to llnd a bouraing house for
himself. This unhappy delegate was mat
by a couple of "ludlos'J who kindly volun
teered to guide him to a house where only
members of the Young Men's Christian aiso-
clatton nnd convention delegates wero.onter-
tamud. Their oiler was thankfully acroptod ,
and then all seems to nave become a blank
to the gentleman from Iowa uatjl ba-l/oun'd
himself suddenly desalted by tbo kind "In
dies' * and minus bis watch , money and valu
able papers. The "ladles" were pursued and
captured , but their arrest , only added to the
trouble of their victim who , in splto of bis
prayers and protests was locked up in the
house of detention to appear as' a witness
against them next Tuesday. *
A man wearing a Missouri badge/which
ho had borrowed from an unsuspectingdele -
guto , was arrested at Thursday' ; ! great over-
How meeting for plaiting pockets in Union
nquuro. And two well known shoplifters
were caught plying their nefarious business ,
wearing budges whoso streamer bore * tbo
words ; "Illinois for Josu& , "
Many amusing mistakes bare resulted
from tbo proximity of tbo entrance to tbo
Garden to that of the Garden thoutoY in ; the
same building. A group of ladies from Ver
mont hurileu Into the theater , so Manager
Morrlssoy told mo , on Friday ovoulnp , They
seemed a little surprised nl the rlso ot the
curtain , but they sat bravely , but slloutlv ,
through two acts of "Stiibad the Sailor. " At
tbo wnlrllng ilnalo ofbo second ; not , wlion
tbo whole stage is one confused Hash , of
Bhapoly limbs nnd gauze and apanglod drap
eries , the oldest of the ladles rose suddenly ,
nnd in an awe-struck tone of horror gasped :
"Oh , my I this is awful ! " end precipitately
Hod , followed by tbo rest ot tbo group ,
and Uur ts of applause ,
Those nro a few of tbo little ftjofdifnla of
the convention that causa a sralla tp creep
over the face of the scoffer. A worthier pen
than mlno were needed to fittingly
record the Uoon significance of this
great meeting , which is In many
ways roraarka.blo as the culmination
of n movement of oxccodlng Importance. A
society whose membership roproumts a fprco
of a million and a quarter of Christian work *
on must of lUolf command respect , and Its
deliberations are watched by the saintly and
secular ullko with profound Interest. Uer-
tum It Is that with this great band a * a nu-
clousChrUtlanlty should no longer bean
idea for discussion , but an assured foul and
so , looking toward tbo dawn of tbo bappy
day when all faiths and factions shall unite
under one banner , YTO extend tha band of
fellowship ana farewell to tha Society for
Christian Endeavor , Tax BnpKUK.
AIU for St. Julius HufTerer * .
Nnvr YOIIK , July 23 , Th stoauuhlp
Miranda , with food nna.clotb.lng for the suf
ferers at Kt. Johns , N.llr. , < loft destitute by
the recent lire , salloill'frfcm Brooklyn this
morning. " "
LONDON , July 53.-STKo government is
planning for n loan to Newfoundland for the
relief of the suffereri UJ'tho St. Johns Uro.
vtwt'i'KD TO i-hpt'iM j.v nan.
Mr. anil MM. Srott ot torihvnr Kill ml liy the
Hnmini's 1'oriAW llu l > nml.
Dnxvnn , Uplo. , Jul8'ej. ' Shortly nftor
midnight Mr.'nndMrs j/ncob Scott , living
ntl23 ! Champ \ street , ivuro almost rhoppod
to plocos in their bed. iTlijj weapon used was
n hntchot. The vlctlmfuvoro dlncovcrod in
an unconscious condition , I'otor Ilocnnn ,
the former husband ot "M'rs. Scott , is sui-
poctod of having committed the crime , oolng
promptnd bv Jealousy. Sorao time ago ho
wrato from L.OI Aucelos , Cal. , to Mrs. Scott ,
threatening her lifo. U U thoucht that became
came to Denver and attempted to make good
his throat. Search is being made for him.
AKKK3TIMI 1'OK Kll.l.l.NU HIS WIl'K.
hnr I'ngn , \Vnniun anil nn 12m-
IID | } < ) In .lull.
HAMMOND , Ind. , July 23. Photographer O.
Q. Page , whoso young wife died in Batigor ,
Mich. , July 5 , of poison under suspicious
circumstances , was , arrested Inst night
charged with murder. Mrs. Eliza Tobtn of
South Chicago. Pago's ' portnor , wns arrested
on tbo same charge. They rvoro committed
without ball. In the meantime a warrant
had pann issued for Albert Taylor , an em
ploye in obargo of tbelr place of business nt
South Chicago. Oflloeri Walker and Tab-
bat drove ever to that town and brought
Taylor to this city at midnight. After
alighting from tbo carriage bo was placed
under arrest. MI'J. Tobtn was taken to
Crown Point , while the men were locked up
boro. The dead woman's father was here
anil said that an 'analysis of the stomach ro-
voalcd tbo presence of nrsonic. The exam
ination will probably bo hold ut Crown Point
next Tuesday. The whole nftitlr has boon
conducted so secretly that further facts are
I'OU.VD IJKAl ) ON TUU DHSIMIT.
The Itoillos uf llroudluvo unit 1'lsli Dincov-
urcit liitilly l > ocompn ml.
StxDiEflo , Cal. , July 2J. The bodies of
Messrs. Broodlove and Fish of Philadelphia ,
who were discovered in n canon of the moun
tains yesterday , were found close together ,
and from their nppjarnnco It was Judged that
the mon had boon dead at loust two wooks.
Under the scorching sun ot the desert tbo
bodies had decomposed rapidly and the
searching party found It Impossible to bring
them in. Two ot the mulns were discovered
n short distance further , on , but no trace ot
C. W. Broodlovo and the third mule could bo
found. A party will probably start- from
hero soon with wngon and team to bring In
STHUCK HY MOltTNINO AND LIVUS.
llomitrkublo Cnso of u Woman
Near Ottnimui , In.
OTTUMWA , la. , July 23 During n violent
thunder storm ycsterda/Mr's. Alex Peidlor ,
residing seven mlles 6ast of town , was
struck by lightning , the bolt coming down
the chimney , striking her on the top of the
head , burning every vustlgo of hair , tearing
away part of tbo scalp end extending down
her nock ana breast , tearing the clothing
from her body. The miraculous feature of
the case lies in the fuct that the woman has
n show of recovering , libbort Ballsy , living
six miles from note , ftds also struck by
lightning and his face" seriously burned ,
leaving him in a crltical'dindltlon. '
rutul WreaK < > ii tl u , Itib Grande ,
S\vr LAKE Cur , U. 'JXffJuly 2J. A freight
train on the Rio Grande Western broke In
two near Soldier Summit yesterday nnd the
rear half dashed down Tgrado at frightful
speed. The caboojo jumped the tracks and
other oara followed. Ijfefiduotor J. W. Har-
par had his thigh brokolr . nnU his shoulder
dislocated , and rocoivod.7voncus3ion , of the
bialn and Internal Injuries. Brukomnn Wing
tvas torn to piocqs and jh tuntly killed.
StnrviitlbfOliiilp llillin UcHpOruU' .
ENOi.cn oo , N. J. , ' Jfify 23 ; A'p.roraiso'of
wbat Is duo tfiora hnsiavjcrtcd the danger of
an outbreak o'nibo part of .the men at the
Clinton Point quarry , f , The .condition of the
men is pitiable. They hnvo < received no
money for a lone time and cat , cet no credit
at the local stores. Tnls condition of affairs
made thorn desperate , and whan food was
given thorn yesterday they nto it ravonouslv.
They ere still sullen , and If their money Is
not forthcoming soon they may break out
Two Killed In an Accident.
HxoEnsTOW.v , Md. , July 23.--In an acci
dent on the Norfolk & Western road near
Illloy vlllo John Stoffor , frolcht conductor ,
and Austin Funlc were killed.
Grocer Mnrilerud mid Itolilicil.
WASHINGTON- . C. , July 23. Peter Young ,
n grocer , was murdered last night by an un
known person and robboa of tha day's ro-
colpts. His skull was crushed with a club.
AOT AXXWU3 # Olt PEACE.
Atchlaon Tooplo Will Nut Withdraw Their
Iteiluaoil Itntos West.
CHICAGO , 111. . July 23. Apparently the
Atchlson road finds so much amusement In
the suspense of its competitors regarding
the proposed $12 rate to Ddnror ana return
that it is in no haste to put thorn out of their
anxiety. At tbo adjourned meeting of the
Western Passenger association today tbo
Atchlson people , instead of sending a repre
sentative to tno mooting , simply sent a mes
sage to tbo effeot that tboy were not yet
roadv with the report showing Justification
for tbelr action , but that tboy honoa to bo
able to submit it to tbo chairman before tbo
close of the dar. Upon hearing this the
meeting again adjourned until Monday after
There was a report today that the presi
dents of tbo roads would be asked to interest
themselves in tbo situation sufllciontly to
call a conference and use their Influence to
avert the threatened demoralization. But it
Is generally conceded that the time has gone
by when tboro was u chance of inducing the
Atohison to withdraw ItSfnotlco. Tbo prob
ability is that the road has gene too far to
recede from its position , as it is daily making
contracts for business on tbo oasis of a $ l
rate. In fact it is accused today of having
already plucod those tickets on sale In Now
England , but this probably rose from a mis-
undemanding on tbo part of fno Boston &
AlOany road. At any rate it is emphatically
donlod bv Passenger Trafllo Manager White ,
who says bis agents .everywhere have posi
tive Instructions not to commence sales until
A mooting of tbo Chicago freight commit
tee of the Central TraRiu association was
held today to consider thaaction of the \Tnn-
dalla lines in reducing tljtj rate on grain and
grain products from St.'Louis ' to the sea
board. It was found that' the reduction wns
not ns serious as first rfnJAosod , inasmuch as
thera seemed to bo a ollmfeo of preventing a
general roduotlon. Th3"roprosontativos of
the Pennsylvania line , " which Is the eastern
connection of the VanU&Ha , said bis com
pany had not authorized and would not
participate in tbo reduced , rate and thut no
tice to that effect bad Tioon served on the
Vauuaila. As this will" make It practically
impossible for the VanUdlU to put its now
turiff into effect the CUfcago committee de
cided by n unanimous vote that tboro should
bo no reduction in ct'ftin rates by way of
Chicago. Of course tumi notion was tauon
with tbo understanding , othat no ether St.
Louis road has issued a" tariff on the 20 cent
oatis. It was rumoroovlMro today that tbo
Wubash had given notlteof a similar reduc
tion and If this provao to bo the case
tbo Chicago rate mayUbo forced down
afterwards , < i '
Ho Rliaii | ; Ills Mind About IIU Keturn
Tri | > to HnzzJrd'K liny.
NEW YORK , July 2J. Orovor Cleveland
disappointed a largo number of paisongors
on the Fall Hlver staamor last night by
changing his mind about taking oaisugo on
that bout and accepting an Invitation to
Buzzard's Boy on a yacht. It was Mr * .
Cleveland's Intention to bavo loft on Thurs
day , but being detained Mr. Cleveland do
omed to accompany bor. Mr , Benedict's
yucht Onolda , with Mr. Cleveland and uis
party on board , lott about 0 o'clock last
evening. The yacht arrived at Greenwich ,
Conn. , about U o'clock. Tbo ox-prosldont
was Introduced to tbe loading citizens of the
place by Judge MoNall , and bo shook banas
with everybody. At the conclusion ot tht
reception Mr. and Mr * . Cleveland , Baby
Hutu nnd Mr , Benedict left for Gray Gable *
oa tbo Onolda.
! ON FIRE WITH ECZEMA
My baby hail cctema. Oh , hti tor *
turiiiR agonies I TneJtwo hospiuli
and ( even doctor * in this city , no
benefit. Tried CinicuxA KF.MBUICS ,
relief w.i j immediate. 1 n nine eek
wns entuely cured. Now a < fjir a
boy as any mother could wUh.
nti . M. rnuousoN ,
86 W. DrooMmc M. , Boston.
SKIN OFF , FACE RAW
Short time after birth baby broke out u ! th erup-
lion. The skin wa peeled oT ( thc face
was almost raw. Family doctor slid
not much to be done. We tried < CYcrM
remedies , nil Tailed. 1 hen tried dm-
CUBA KnMBDins. Did not think they
would amount to much , but the result
Was wonderful. One set cured the child.
w. A. DAW ; ,
174 William St. , Newark , N. J.
My biby boy suffered from birth
with cuema. His little neck , arms ,
and thighs were one raw and ex
posed miss of red and inflamed flesh.
His sufferings were intense. No rest
for ill day or night. Doctors failed
to relieve. Tried CimcuuA. It
worked uondrously , iclief imme *
184 . i 3d St. , N. Y.
EvcrythinR that is cleansing , purifying ,
nnd beautifying for the skin , scalp , and hair
of infants and children the CUTicuRA REME
DIES will do. They afford instant relief , and
aspcedycure in the most agonizing of itch
ing and burning eczemas nnd other itching ,
scaly , and blotchy skin and scalp diseases
and point to a speedy , permanent cure.
" Bad Complexions
1'implcs , blackie ! < uh , red , rough nnd oily > kn ! ,
stunrnvf rashes , tan , freckles , and sun
burn , biles and stings of insects , pre-
I vented and cured by CUTICURA SOAP ,
' most effective skin purifying and beau
tifying soap in the world Only pre-
\cnthc of pimples , because only pre
ventive of clogging of the pores.
BEHIND DRY GOODS COUNTERS
Peculiarities of the Women Employed as
Clerks in Omaha Stores.
EARLY MARRIAGE IS THE HOPE OF ALL
lmie With a' ' row railings' They Have
Many Virtues IJry Gooiln Suloiwomoa
o"rOuiilia : Kulil to Nuinlinr About
' ' Four Hundred.
There arc nbout 400 women employed ns
clerks In tno principal dry goods stores of
Omaha , nud in this number may bo found
"all sorts and conditions of woman , " "from
grave to Rtty , from lively to severe. "
There is tbo elrl who has just como in , to
whom the novelty of the thins , the dresses
and peculiarities uf the customers nnd ttio
Apollo Bolvldores behind the ether counters
are more Interesting than her business. She
it Is also who assumes that air of haughty
lndllWoncoto and reluctant acquiescence ID
the requests of buyers , but a longer oxDorl-
once lu her position teaches her to drop these
There is the girl who has boon two or three
years at It. She merely evinces a proper
business interest In the customer , but Is apt
to got miffed at a failure to suit. It she does
not got married she will raalto a Rood clerk.
Tnon there Is that perfect treasure , the
experienced clerk , an older woman who has
boon through It all , Is affable ,
cheerful , painstaking and knows human na
ture , especially tvomannature. Shocombinoi
a personal interest in a custoinor wltn the
business Interest ol her employer. It Is a de
light to buy from her , and when she fails to
have on hand what one is seeking , the buyer
Is not made to fool that U is as much ns her
llfo Is worth to appear again at the same
As a body the women clerks ol Omaha
represent the average American girl , bright ,
intelligent , pollto. Many of thorn nro hand
some and many have othorclalms to personal
distinction. Pretty elrls are not In demand
though beauty is no objection if It bo accom
panied bv enough brains to keep the boys
away durlnc business hours.
"No I'm thankful
Said ono proprietor : ,
to say there nro no ocautios in my store. I
got bettor work in consequence. " Said an
other : "yes , I think my clerks are pretty
nice-looking clrls. as nice-looking us can bo
found anywhere. "
Wo llnd tha grave clork.who soils ono a
handkerchief as If she were oMciat-
Ing nl 'a funeral , 'tho gay clerk ,
wboio effervescent spirits ono j wishes
wor ' .cprkod up ; . the severe clerk ,
who * trazos upon tn lgpoasas It tboy were
pors'ohdlHenemies ; " the lively clem , who
illllps the boxoi about with such a waste of
energy the moroio clerk , who cuts her
words oft shott nnd maUos one wish that
when she did want to buy a pair of yellow
garters sbo had waited till later In tbo day.
Most of the clerks nro single , though tboro
are seme married women m oaob of tbo
stores. Few of the women remain In the
Business lone ouough to boo'omo as expert ai
their mate coworkcrs , The average tlmo of
their Btay is from ono to four yean , except
in the oato of a few who have been In their
present positions from seven to ton years ,
in the upoclal lines which they bavo in
charge the woman clerks uro as competent
as moif , though foraomo occult and inex-
plalnablo reason , barring the want of muscle ,
they cannot soil dross goods. While
men clerks are often dlnbonost , women are
seldom found wanting In the vlrtuo of
hoiiosty , u faot which one proprietor wai
particularly emphatic In noticing and com-
Most of tbo women clerks live at homu , and
their employers place much stress upon this
factas H enables them to know exactly wuom
tboy nro .employing. Another advantage
accrues' from this /act , that it enables tbo
girls to got the maximum benefit out of thole
wages. At Morse's , Falconer's end Kelley
& ytluor'fl the salaries are about the same ,
rauelne-from ( . * > a week for the. beginner up
to $18 or more lor Che exports. The average
Is about ( S.
MUCH bus been said and written about the
difference In capacity boUvcou men and
women , and the general conclusion bas been
that mon make the hotter clerks , except In
special cases. Many reasons have boon ad
vanced to explain It favorably to women , out
the cola fact remains thut , comparing tbe
body of men clerk * as they are with the body
ot womou clortu as they are , the conclusion
Tali can bo accounted for as follows )
With most of tbo girls tboir busiuoss Is
merely a temporary affair , and It
receive * from them only enough
energy to make a patsablo showing. They
usuoll/ marry bo fora they bavo been "work-
log very long. Those who romam lu th *
When the pores open freely ,
is the time of all others to cure
heat humors , itching-ami burning
eczemas , scaly and blotchy erup
tions , and every species of tortur
ing and disfiguring skin and scalp
diseases , with loss of hair. At
no other time arc the celebrated
Cuticura Remedies so
speedy , effective , and economical.
ITCHING BURNING SORES
My little gitl was troubled with ItchIng -
Ing , buminn tores. Doctor called it
Italian Itch , lie doctored her three
tnontht , did not do her nny cooil.
Every pan of her person waj covered
with sores , excepting head. After tak
ing CUTICUKA KIMP.DIKS two ueeki
the itch stopped , and in fmir week * the tores were
all gone. CIIAKI.US M. OKONEL ,
Comhohocken , Montgomery Co. , Pa.
BAD ECZEMA ON-BABY
Our b by boy , four months old , hid
bad ca c of cere ma. Head wat a solid
fore. ITirec doctors did not help him.
Hands tied sixteen ueek * . Mittens on
his hands to prevent his fictatching.
CUTICUFA KKMi'nlns cured him , nd
we iccommend CUTICUKA to others.
GEO.B. andJANETTA HARRIS ,
Webster , Ind.
WORST FORM ECZEMA
Ilaby had eczema , worst form ,
Raffled the best doctors here , llie
little sufferer was inagony eight
months. Then began with CUTICURA
IlEtiBDiE ! . In two months the
awful diiease had ceased its venge
ance. No trace could be seen of it ,
and my darling boy was cured.
J. A. NICOLCb , Hunker Hill , Ind.
Parents and all having the care of chil
dren should "know that no remedies ever
compounded in the history uf medicine
have performed the wonderful cures daily
made by the CUTICURA IU M KDI LS , which are
in truth the greatest skin cures , blood purifi
ers , and humor remedies of modern times.
Cures made in childhood arc permanent.
Is produced by the CUTICURA SOAP. _ It strikes at
the cause of dry , thin and falling
hair , cleanses tne scalp of irrita
tions , scales , and crustf , stimulates
the hair follicles , and destroys mi
croscopic inwcls which feed on .the
hair , nnd hence succeeds when all
other methods fail.
business and use tbo same cure that n man
( ioo becotno equally olllctcnt , ana In the
line o ( work to which tboy are ut present
limited they can not bo Improved upon.
The peculiar adaptability und Intuition ot
tbo American cirl easily enublu the clerk to
acquire the graces nuel forms belonging to n
blither order of society. It Is certainly n
moans of culture to wait upon pcnplo who
USD corroot and graceful English and sponk
in carefully modulated tones , ana the cus
tom In some stores is largely made up from
thnt kind of people.
Of the -100 clerks mentioned tlioro are 100
at Mor-io's in the regular corps , with un ex
tra supply of thirty or moro during the boll-
day season ; 110 at Hayden Bros1. , 25 at
Thompson & Beldon's , 30 nt Falconer's , 35 nt
Kelley & Htlsor's. 13 at Mrs. Benson's , 100
at The Boston Store and probably 13 at
At most of tboso places the work Is not
laborious , the quarters are pleasant and tbo
clorUs have the prlvllopo of sitting down
when not waiting oti customer ) . At ICollev
& Htiger's a vacation of ten days a years Is
permitted , and the salary gees oh.
Altogether the life of a woman clerk In
Omaha Is not o wearing ono , the hardest
thing being the confinement , which must bo
irksome. In ono store last year n clerk at
the handkerchief counter made n record of
$251 worth of sales In ono aay , a feat which
her employer said no man could huvo
A ltolliil > le Authority .Spanks.
In its Issue of a month ago the Chicago
Dramatic News , which Is the rocognlzed
amusement authority of the wast , baa the
following interesting comment on this sea
son's tented shows : "Yesterday the Bar-
num & Bnltoy show began Its second wuok
In Chicago , and the papers have been a unit
In pronouncing the entire exhibition Im-
moasurablv beyond all others , for It Is the
only one of Its kind that can visit the metro
polis of the west year after year nnd not
only renew its triumphs but add Increased
roputattpu on every engagement. Tboro are
many circuses , museums , nlpnoaromcs and
menageries traveling , but it is matter for
comment that while they linger around the
borders uf the great cities , such as Cblcogo ,
New Yorlr , Philadelphia und Boston , and
talk.nbout their greatness and publish false
reports of their alleged "surpassing merit. "
yet they never como Into the met
ropolitan arena and win their
laurels as does the Barnum &
Bailey's ' 'Greatest Show on Earth , " season
after season. As long as tboro Is no tax on
ndjertlvoi nnd printer's ink , nnd poster * can
bo purchased from it cents a shoot and up
ward , tbo other shows in the cojntry can
emulate tbo late Hon. Zacnarluh Chandler
nnd "claim everything , " but when it comes
to oiTorlng proof in substantiation there is
but ono tented amusement that will not bo
found wanting when weighed in the balance :
that is the great multl-foaturcd institution
that sails under the Bar num & .Ballny ban
ner , 'ilils show will vUt | nearly all the
cities In ttio west this season , and wliorovcr
Its printing Is posted the public can im
plicitly cxpoot fidelity to all Us pledges and
the presentation of what is truthfully 'tho
world's largest , grandest and best nnmso-
mont Institution. , ' J .
OttUX AND K
Tboro were 1,330 deaths in Now York last
t'ranco ' will have another international ex
position in IUOO. '
It requires $1,000,000 n day to run Uncle
The Unltod States cotton crop last year was
1,250,009 bale larger than over before raised
In this country.
The license law of Sweden forbids any per
son buying drink without purchasing some
thing to oat bt the same time.
A photographer uavs that next to babies
young married couples are the most trouble-
boiuo , the brltio especially bulng bard to
The overage number of letters written par
head of the population is : England nnd
Wales , 40 ; Scotland , UO ; Ireland , 10 ; United
States. 31 ; Franco , 15 ; Germany , 13 , and
Italy , 7.
The bridge of the Ilolv Trinity , Florence ,
was built in l&OO , It is 8J3 foot long , of white
marble , und is oven uow reckoned as being
without a rival an a specimen of tbo brldu- | ;
In the event of war Russia could show an
army of 1,800,000 men , besides Coisacki ;
Franco , on a war footing , an army of 3,800-
000 ; Germany un army of 3,301.000 , under
twelve years' sorvlce ,
The "executors of George Bancroft's will
have found ambiguous instructions in that
Instrument , and bavo applied to tbo court
for guidance. Incidentally tboy mention
that tboy bavo rouluod (140,000 from bonds ,
the ialoof New York property ana other
More than 20,000 persons visited Shake-
spearo's blrthpUcs last year. Three-fourths
of thorn iusoilbod their names on the visit
ors' book , And of these P.Ctl ) wore British
subjects und more than bait as many , or
C.8S5 , Americans. H Is stmngo to obterve
that only ninety-cue Germans are numbered
It is the season of all others to
forever cleanse the blood , skin ,
and scalp of all impurities and
hereditary elements , which , it
neglected , may become life-long
afflictions. Parents , think of this ,
Save your children years of
physical and mental suffering by
reason of torturing and disfigur
ing humors and diseases.
, < '
BABY RAW AS BEEFSTEAK
Daby very sick with eczema when
three months old. Had home doctors
and specialists. Got worse all the
time. \ \ hole body rawasbeefsleak.
Hair cone. Expected him to die.
Sick six months before we tried
CtmcuxM. No faith in them but
in two months he was entirely cured. Not a spot
on him now and plenty of hair *
MRS. FRANK UAURETT , Winfield , Mid .
ttity three.months old , broke oi .
with while pimples on red surface ,
itching was terrible , scabs formed
on head mid face. Used everything
could hear of five months. Grew
one nil the time. I'lirch-wed Cu-
llcim * KRMRDIKS. Inlhrceuceki
there was not a sore or pimple , not even a scar.
MRS.OSCAU JAMES , Woodston , Kan.
BABY ONE SOLID SORE
Daby two months old Head , amis ,
feet , hands each one solid sore. Doc
tors and eveiytliinK else did no good.
Without faith Hied C'uilcutiA Rn n >
DIES. I none \\eek the ( ores u ere KeU.
Now fat baby. Sound ns a dollar.
MRS. IlirniK HtKKNr.U.
Lockhart , Texas ,
CUTICURA REMF.UIFS arc sold throughout
the world. Price , CirucUKA , the great Skin
Cure , 50 cents ; CUTICUKA SoAl' , 25 cents ;
CUTICUKA RESOLVKNT , the new Blood Puri
fier , fi.oo. Prepared by the PoiTi.it Dnuo
AND CIIKMICALCOKI-OKAIION , LoSton.
" All About the Skin , Scalp , and llai *
64 pages , 300 diseases , mailed free.
For Baby's Skin
Baby blemishes , rashes , cttafings , irritations ! one ]
inflammation of the skin and scalp *
with dry i ihm , and falling hair , fre-
' vented and cured by Cuojct'RA
SOAP * Most nothing , healing , and
punfyinR skin soip in the world ,
ns w ell as I lie purest and sw ccteit of
'S ' * "
Sunday Eve'g , July 24.
TUB III.AZINO HUN of rAIlCK-COMUDV SKY ,
AND IIKIl OHKATU3T 8110W ON KAIITIL
A Niglit at the Circus.
miu : : Diti.Nicixu
T11K WIU ) MAN OKIIOIINIU ) .
AU uiulorono c.invni nnd In ono rluff ,
THK Die SHOW IB IIKIIH.
Usiml jirlcoi. liox ntioctopons fntnrJny morning
Omaha Turn Vereiii
WILL Un HfiLD
SUNDAY ; July 31st ,
To the Great Rifle llangc at Bellevue.
Hound trip Me ; children ' . ' "m. Tniln lonvr *
nt 'J.JO : a. , in. TloUott ul II. Kuudo's , Dd.
Miuiror's : md J , J. 1'roiiliuiif's.
11TII ANl ) OAl'ITOr. AVK.NUK.
l.UI.UI I.UI.Ul I.UI.U ! LUMJI I.ULUI
IULU ! THIS MAfiNKTIC Ulltfj. J.UI.UI
VO.V YO.NSON , THAT IH(1 bWKKDU
TlllCA'lKlt , III.ACK DIAMOND : } .
llll- VAN W1NKM5.
JOV 'M O A lIs-tOC
BKATH 5 CKNT8.
Parched Rolled Oats ,
Unequalled in Flavor.
Corn Gritz ,
Bold otil } ' lu 121 pound packages.
Velvet Meal ,
For mulllns ( ind goms.
Till ? HINT N fWUPINT
llllj Dljljl 1ft llllMl DIJl
Sold by nil t'ir < it-Clisfl ; ( Irocora.
Largest utoolc of HUMAN HAIR
wont of Chicago.
Guaranteed strictly first class ,
MrsR , H. Dairies ,
111 S. 16TIL - - OPP. POSTOmOE.
among the visitors , for Uorinuny buytf rdora
copies of Shaliospunru'tt works every ycal
tbun probably any ether nation.
Undo Sam Is the richest potentate in tbo
world , The lianlt of Unhand has In IU
vaults about flU5,200XK ( ) in bullion : tha
Bank of Germany holds 300,000,000 ; Frauno
bas $174,000.003 , and the United States treas
ury and national Danlts huvo 8700,000,000.
A hermit wbo dlod In Logan county , Ohio
recently was a great hoarder of ourlos. Ha
left a library of choice works worth 13,600 ,
nearly a score of eun , some uf them old Hint
locks ; onouKb trousers to start a store , and
clocks , watches and revolvers by tbo dozeu
tbo inventory showing nearly 4.000 soparatt
groups of goods ,
UoWIU's Bftrsapanlla Is reliable.
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