Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 03, 1897, Page 12, Image 12

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Not the Result of War Fcates , but of
Goraothlng KOTO Thrilling ,
HI * Home Sniirlril ivIUi Trrrnr nml
n While ThltiK rtoxc U | > V llnlr
Scrm * nml ( ho
( ( Cnp > rlKlit. 1597 , by Cy Woman. )
'A bis black cloud that seemed to pull out
at the bottom until It wan the shapn of n
balloon spilled It * Hood "P ° 11 tlic wcst sl ° Pc
of Marshall Pass. The flood rushed down
n narrow gulch and tore away about fifty
feet of the railroad track. The New Kng-
land excursion train had to be backed down
to Bargonts , at the foot of the hill , anil held
4hcrc until the road could bo repaired. There
was absolutely no amusement for the excur
sionists save what they could make for llicm-
nclvc , nml yet ono heard no complaint. No.
body threatened to BUO the company or send
In a bill for the extra feed of mountain trout
that they were compelled to take because of
the washout. Wo all knew that wu should
have no trouble with this party by their ac
"Thrnp Yankee tou'lsts , " said the old en
gineer , "have moo patience an' less pocket
money than any clasa of people undch th'
sun. "
A couple of gentlemen came over to the
llttlo roundhouse , walking with their hands
behind them , looking at the locomotives that
etocd Hteamlng In front of the house waiting
for orders. Upon the pilot of one of the
engines a whlto-halrcd man In overelothcH
sat smoking A cigar.
"Good evening , " said or of the tourists.
"Good evening , " responded the cn-
"I suppose , " sild the New Knglander , put
ting a clean tan boot upon the nose of the
pilot , "that you have been In a clcso place
some time. "
"Well , 1 can't say that I have. " said the
first time In my llfo my bjood ran cold. I
nr.t like ono paralyzed In the saddle and
saw tho-white-thine rlno and fall. Agtln
I urged my frightened horeo but fin oJtn
to I brought him up tb the scratch be
whirled , snorted and dashed away down the
muddy lane. I could not go round aud ho
would not go past the frightful object. In
thl way wo worked forward an.l back ,
churning the mud , but getting no nearer
home. At last , discouraged and dlKRiuled , I
determined to pull down the hlnh fence on
my right and pass through the fluM.
TUB uoiiHH DAU < ID.
' 'As I reined my homo toward the fence
lit1 refused to go or to take his eyes from
the grave. With awild , unearthly cry ,
such as I had nsvcr heard from a hortc ,
the poor nnlmat sank trembling to the earth ,
I cut him with my riding whip , brought him
to his feet and swung Into the saddle again.
Looking over the wall I saw this thing come
right up out of the grave. Them could bo
no mistake now , for the moon was chining
almost full. I saw It put out Its hands upon
cither sldj as though It were trying to lift '
Itself up. The white arms seemed to beckon
to mo In the moonlight and then It 'sank
bark Into the grave again.
"I was never superstitious. I had never
orti , ttp to this time , A thing on earth that
I' would not approach , Hut this was too
much for me. It was not of this earth It
was unearthly , nnd I was slok at heart.
Now I began to wonder how thU story would
sound when I should go borne nnd tell It.
"I who Jiad faced death upon the battle-
filed , day nnd night , for weeks and months ,
must say that I had seen a ghost In a
graveyard. The very thought of It made mo
atigry , and I swore then and there that I
would solve this mystery or die.
"Llfo , nt best , "was not a grand , sweet
song to the people of the south at that
time , and that thought , perhaps , helped mete
to bo a little mite reckless. Taking firm
hold of what was left of my once ample
stock of courage , I dismounted and made
my horse fust to the high fence. Cross
ing the road , I looked over the wall , but
nothing could ho seen.
"I had never been afraid of this man
In the flesh , then why should I fear his
ghost , or whatever or whoever was doing
duty at his open fcravo. I was now dwnro
that I was shaking with cold.
" 1 took a drink. A friend had given mo a
bottle of brandy In the town , but I had for
gotten It until now. Presently 1 felt warmer
and waited for the ghoat. I began to hope
that the thing had taken water at my dis
play of courage. I could sec my horse over
man In ovcrclotlics.
"I see that your hair Is white , unil yet
you are a yoniKor man than 1 am. "
"O ! " said the engineer , a little embar
rassed , "I got that In the ' 60s , long before
I commenced rallroadin' . "
"I see , I see , " said the excursionist , showIng -
Ing etlll greater interest. "At Gettysburg ,
perhaps. "
"It was going home from Gettysburg , "
said the engine driver , glancing at his right
hand that had a deep dimple In tbo thick of
the thumb.
"t wont home , also , after Gettysburg , "
Bald the Yankee , and the two nita looked
at each other for a moment In silence.
The llrcman brought a cushion from the
oib , threw It upon the pilot , and the en
gineer motioned the men to a seat.
"Well. than , was a good many wont homo
from Gettysburg , " said the engineer , with
the hard pedal on "home. "
The Yankee nodded In silence. Of course
each knew by the other's accent that they
bad fought there face to face and not side
by elde.
"One of your follows did me a mean little
trick down there , " said the excursionist.
"Well , If It comes to that , a damned
Yankee poked his bayonet through my hand , "
said the engineer , for he had to swear when
Lo talked. -
"And seeing that you were unarmed , made
you a prisoner , when , ho might have kllleJ
you. "
"Yes , I had been hit on the head with a
spent piece of slicll or something heivy
enough , to knock mo out. When I oime to
and staggercdi to my feet this Yankee made
a run. at me an * I had to give up. "
"And how did you treat this Yankee who
liad spared your life ? "
, "Well , sah , I watched my chance , an' hit
3im ! a crack under th' call , grabbed bis
gun , an' when ho started 'to get up I laid
the barrel across his head and left him
there , when I might have killed htm. "
"And here , " said the excursionist , remov
ing his traveling cap , "la 'tho ' scar you gave
him. " |
"An * hero's the ma'k of yo' bayonet , " said
the 'engineer , wiggling his thumb.
The two men shook hands. The tourist
returned to his sleeper , but came back
again presently with a half dozen friends ,
The Yankee produced a well-filled ciga. '
case , planted himself at the side of the
engineer , and asked him to Hell how his hair
happened to be white.
"Well , sah , " said the engine man , "It's
that dam silly that I liavo nuvah told It. "
"Dut you must you could not refuse an
old comrade , " said the lYankcu , laughing
"After the scrap , " said the Virginian ,
whoso accent must now be Imagined , "I
went liomo to rest until my hand could heal.
Our place was a long way from the rail
road , and when I left the train I hired a
saddle horse and started out to tha planta
tion , U was a dark , rainy night. The re
sult of the battle of Gettysburg had sad-
tluncd mo , but now the thought of seeing
the folk and friends at homo gave mo plcan-
uro that could not be marred even by the
cad news of the death of one of our neigh
"This man this dead man and I had been
playmate. ] mid fast friends In boyhood dajs ,
tut as wo grew older wo fell or rnthfr
"grew" In lo\e with the came girl. I can't
say that I blamed him for that any man
with eyes would do It , but when I went away
to war and saw him standing by her side
upon the station platform It didn't eecm
qulto an oven break. Ho was to stay there
nnd listen to thu music of her voice while
I heard the roir of the cannon. Ho would
elt by her flldo In the summer twl'ight '
whllo I elvpt out In the rain and helped
tnako history and the thought ot It put a
hardness In my heart that had BOttcned
pnly at the news of his death. U was pleas-
fltit , however , to reflect that I had faced
the enemy had walked "In the ahadow of
the shell , " and lived to coma home to her ,
whllo be , poor devil , had been kicked by a
mulu and died.
"Tomorrow ho wou'd be planted and I
hould be there to eeo how aha took it and
cotuolo her as ho had done when I answered
tny country's call ,
"U mutt have been nearly midnight when
I entered a lonely lane that led past the
principal burying ground In the neighbor-
Dooil , Looking over the high stone funco I
8i\v a new made grave and doubted not that
It was far my neighbor.
"Tho rain had ceased. The moon fchono
dimly behind tbo clouds. Suddenly my
horse stopped with bis head high , gazing
oyer Into the graveyard. I spurred him and
lo started forward but stopped again , raised
hi * head and snorted.
"I listened but heard nothing ; looked and
BIW nothing but the \vhlto sUl gleaming ,
ghcatllke , lu the night , I spurred and
whipped my horse but with another wild
enort ho whirled round aud headed the other
way. Putting him about I looked over the
low wall and saw something white rise and
fall. My God ) It was front the open grave
hU grave , too , 1 uiada no doubt. 1'or tha
against the fence , resting quietly. A grave
yard rabbit darted past , rolling the leaves
and causing me * to start.
"I took another drink.
"Putting my hando upon the rough stone , I
leaped lightly to the other side. I felt an
other chill , but when my ghost remained
out of sight I took courage and started for
the grave. Prom mere force of habit I took
out my pistol and held U in my hand as I
went forward.
"Unfortunately for mo a t > ig cloud swept
between ? me- and the moon , and I paused , a
hundred feet from the grave , to let it pass.
Now up came the ghost again , and right
there la where I got this hair. Defore nor
since I have never known , a momeat like
tbit. I was not warm , and yet I was per
spiring freely.
"I took another drink , but this time 1
could not tacte It , but I could feel the three
drinks flow getting together and giving mo
now courage.
"Suddenly all sense of fear left me. 'HI ,
thbre ! ; I yelled. 'Co-mo out and show your
self ! ' anJ Instantly up came the ghost , but
Ics-tcad of frightening me it made me laugh ,
and I laughed loud , there In the lonely place
and heard ) the echo come beck from the hill
across the run. I had a vague feeling that
I was Insane , and yet I knew that I wcs
not , but I could not understand why I was
not afraid.
"I wrnted to get hold of that ghost and
have it out with the thing , and dared it to
come out and make a fight. I fired my pistol
to show that . .1vaa brave. There was a
sound from the lane of breaking rails , the
snap of a hitching strap , and I saw my poor
horse galloping away.
"I was In for It now , sure enough , and de
termined to give a good account of myself.
Right there I took another drink , and to
my surprise the bottle wss emjty , I ulso
took a shot at the grave , for it occurred to
me mow for the first time that some ono
might be having fun with mo. As the emoke
of the pistol cleared away I saw the whlto
thing lift itself to the edge of the open
grave. It had wings. I could hear them
and see them beating wildly against the
sides of the sepulchre.
" 'Como out of that , ' I cried , 'You've got
a pilr of wings , why don't you get up nnd
Ily ? '
"There was no reply from the ghost , aud
It seemed to me that I must end the sus
pense or go mad. Rushing up to the grave
I laid hold of the thing , dragged It forth ,
raised it high above my head an' slammed
It upon the earth. It gave tt 'squawk. '
"What was It ? " gasped the New Eng
land er.
"It was an ol' whit Randall , sah. "
Tlu Fellow Who Snw WoiulorH mill
lliniKori-il In Toll About T lie-ill.
He answered to tbo name of Dayo Thomp
son , ind blew Into Junoiu , Alaska , from
the Klondike loaded to the guards no mat
ter with what. As soorivo ho had shaken
off a few Klondike chills and thawed his
reserve ho unburdened his soul to the re
porter of the Alaska Miner , revealing gnldcn
wonders , that have escaped the vigilance ol
Seattle's qiiir&ntlne. t.
"Is there gold in Dawson ? " was asked.
"Gold ! " ho exclaimed In ( ecus of con
tempt. "Gold'hy. ! . there Is nothing but
gold , unloi j It Is nh'tiky ' , Wheni the Alaska
Commercial company was moving the con
tents of its safe from the old and temporary
bulldlcg at Da\\son Into Us new ono I was
rnc of the five men who helped to carry Its
contents ,
"Why , one day I was In saloon and In
front of the bar was a long box tilled with
sawdust. This sawdust , owing to frequent
expectorations from the tobacco chewing cus
tom , gets soiled. As I cay , I was In ono
of thc places one day and some boya came
along and said to the proprietor , 'If you will
give us this old box \\o will briag you an
other filled with clean sawdust. ' 'Tako It
aloOK. ' was the rejoinder. The boys Imme
diately put a c'.can ono In Its place and
took away the old one , I was eo Interested
to nee what they Intended to do that I fol
lowed them , and to my surprise they com
menced to pan out the sawdust , and la a
little whllo they recovered $14 In go'd ,
"Thcro Is n total dlcrcgard of the value
of the precious metal In Dawsan , Every
one has eo much gold dust that the sight
ot big sacks and cans of It have ceased to
attract attention.
"For Instance , you will eeo a woodci.
shauk covered with canvas , a 'tar across ono
end cf It. This Is a saloon , about as un
likely a place for riches as a man. would
fled on earth , and yet at any time of the
day and cilght the aggregate wealth of the
men In there at any ono time would reach
Into the millions. "
The dazed reporter allowed Dave to upread
hlnieclf over two columns of similar hot
stuff. Dave could have had a page Just aa
easily. If ho hadn't paused la the midst ot
his thrilling recital to utrlke Ux reporter
( or the price ol A drink.
Sustained by the Troops of Fast
Generations and Today.
The Snlillcr -Modern Kuroitc. Xot
Wlint lit * Tinn In .Ynpolronlo Tlmrn ,
AlthoiiRli ! ! linn Left Hrcoril
Captain Otto Hermit of-tho Auetro-Hunga-
rlan grand genera. ! .staff , has. published a
largo volume on "Warfare In'Figures. . " In
It ho has reduced tb percentages a vast
amount of Information which Jong lias been
the subject of Inexact statement or mere
guess work , says the New York "Sun , such
as the percentage losses In .wars. In battles ,
and In sieges , the proportion of losses to ,
the number of batteries In action , and the
average losses of .armies of different lands
fighting under similar circumstances. All
these figures cocccrn only the wara of Eu
rope ; the great rebellion In this country
and the Mexican and the Chinese-Japanese
war arc left out of consideration.
First Captain Ucrndt concldcrs the rela
tive periods of war and. peace among the
nations of Europe. Ills data goes back to
1800 and cover the years Up to last January
1. Turkey has the record of the moot war
like nation , She has had thlrty-s > ovcn years
of war and fifty-nine of peace since the
beginning of the century. Spain comes
next with thlrty-ono years of war to slxty-
flvs of peace ; then comes France with
twenty-eeven years of war and sixty-nine of
peace ; Ktipjla , with a record of twenty-four
years of war and seventy-two of peace ;
Italy , with twouty-threo years of war aud
sevcnty-thrco of peace ; England , with a
corresponding record of twenty-ono and sev
enty-five ; Austria-Hungary , with one of sev
enteen and seventy-nine ; the Netherlands ,
with ono of fourteen and eighty-two ; Ger
many , exclusive of Prussia , with ono of
thirteen and eighty-three ; Prussia , with ono
of .twelve nnd eighty-four ; Portugal , with one
of twelve and'eighty-four ; Sweden , with ono
of ten and elghty-tflx , and Denmark with one
of nine and clghty-sevein. There was peace
for European powers In the periods of 1816-
18 , 1841-47 , 1870-81 , and 1886 up to the war
between Turkey anil Greece. Consequently ,
In the recent times of enormous armaments ,
Europe has enjoyed the longest tranquil
period of the century.
Here are some of Captain Hermit's state
ments of losses In the great battles of recent
times. Koenlggraot ! ! , 220,982 Prussians
against 215,134 Austrlans and Saxons ; Prus
sian Iota , 9,172 , or 4.2 per cent ; Austrian and
Saxon less , 44,313 , or more than 20 per cent.
Woerth , 82,100 Germans against 48,500
French ; German lens , 10.C40 , or 13 per cent ;
French loss , 20,100. . pr 41.1 per cent. Splccrn ,
34,700 Germans against 27,000 French ; Ger
man loss , 5,740 , or 14 per cent ; French loss ,
' 4,080 , or 14.8 per cent. Colombcy-Noullly ,
57,300 Germans against 84,200 French ; Ger
man lore , 4 910 , or 8.2 per cent ; French loss ,
3,670 , or 4 per cent. Mars-la-Tour , 03,000
Germans against 113,500 French ; German
loss. 15,800. or 23.9 per cent ; French loss ,
16,930 , or 14 per cent : Gravelottc-St. Prlvat ,
187,000 Germans against 112,900 French ; Ger
man loss , 21,130 , or 11.3 per cent ; French
loss , 12,270 , or 10.3 , per cent. Sedan , 154,000
Germans against 90.000 French ; German loss ,
8,920 , or 5.5 per cent ; French loss , 38,000 , or
42.2 per cent.
In giving the highest losses suffered by In
dividual bodies of troops In recent battles
Captain Derndt states that at the battle of
Gravelotte-St. Prlvat the Fourth Infantry
brigade of the guards ( Prussian ) lost 42 per
cent of Its fighting force , " the sharpshobters'
battalion losing 44 per cent of Its men , nnd
all of Its officers. At Plevna the Vladimir
regiment lest fourteen out of Its fifteen com
pany commanders , nnd the One hundred antf
Seventeenth Infantry was reduced to 51 per
cent of Its fighting force. The troops of the
left wing , under the famous Skobcleff lost
48 per cent , and individual companies as
high as 60 to 75 per cent each.
For the purpose of comparison Captain
Derndt gives the loses In celebrated battles
of the century 1760 tci 1850. Only a few of
the figures are reproduced. At Kolln , 1757 ,
the Austrlans lost 15.2 per cent , or 8,110 In
53,500 ; the Prussians , 33.6 , or 12,080 In 30,000.
At Leuthen. 1757 , the Austrlano lost 37.2 per
cent , or 20,820 In 72,000 ; the Prussians 14.4.
or 6,200 In 43,000. tJCunnersdorf , 1759 , the
Russians and Austrlans' lost 22.1 per cent , or
15,700 In 71,000 ; the Prussians , 48.2 , or 20,720
In 43 000. At Marengo Napoleon lost 20 per
cent , or 5,600 in 28,500 , and the Austrlans 33
per cent , or 9,400 In 28,000. At Austerlltz
Napoleon lost 10.5 per cent , or 6,800 In 65-
000 , and the Austrlans and Russians , 33 per
cent , or 27 200 In 82,500. At Aspern Napolcor.
lost 49.3 per cent , or 4J.380 In 90,000 , and the
Austrlans 31.1 per cent , or 23,600 in 75,000.
At Lelpslc Napoleon lost 34 per cent , or 60-
000 In 171,000. and the allies 17.8 per cent , or
53 SOO in 301,500.
Captain Derndt concludes that , with Feme
allowances , the losses of an army arc usually
proportionate to its bravery aril flgflitlng
power as shown In the .field , and hence that
the armies of recent timm are notup to the
fighting mark of those that met In the Na
poleonic days. The bloodiest battles of
modern history , he record ? , were Lelpslc ,
where the total loss was 113,000 , and Aspern ,
where It was nearly 68,000 ,
A conclusion equally .uncomplimentary
with the above to modern warriors is drawn
by Captain Herndt from his figures regarl-
Ing the losses of generals en the battlefield.
Far instance , the generals killed on both
sides at Kunncrsdorf numbered seventeen , at
Marengo eleven , at Atoern twenty-five , nt thirty-six , at Borodino fifty-ihieo
at Lelpslc ( on tbo side of the allies ) twenty-
one , and at Waterloo thirty-four. Cu the
oilier hand , but twelve generals were lost at
.Magenta , nlno at Solferlno , thirteen at
Kocnlggractz , and ten on the German side ot
Woerth , Mars-la-Tour , Gravelotte and Sedan ,
taken together.
Ccotaln Bcrndt next gives a comparls-ci ,
by wars , of the losses as they wore long ago
and as they are under modern conditions ,
The table of total losses Is : Seven years'
war , 23.5 per cent ; Napoleonic wars , 19 ;
RusEO-PolIsh war (1831) ( ) , 18.5 ; Italian war
(1818-49) ( ) , .5.5 ; Austro-Hungarlau war , (1818- (
49) ) , 4.5 ; Crimean war , 15 ; war in India
(1859) ( ) , 13,5 ; Austro-Prusslan war of 1866 ,
12 ; Franco-Prussian war , 12.5.
The losses In killed and wounded differ
considerably from the above total losses.
They Are tabulated by Bcrndt so as to give
'tlio following results : Seven years' war , 17 ;
Napoleonic wars , J5 ; Russo-Pollsh , 16 ;
Italian of 1818-19 , 3 ; Austro-Hungarlan , 1.5 ;
Crimean , 14 ; Italian of 1859 , 8 ; Danish wzv
of 1861 , C ; Austro-Prusslan , 8 ; Franco-Prus-
shn first period , 9.5 ; second period , 3 ,
. Numerically the greatest battles of mod
ern timed were : Lelpslc , with 472,000 men
encaged ; Koonlggraetz , with 436000 ; Wag-
ram , with 310,000 : Gravelotte , with 300,000 ;
Dresden (1813) ( ) , with 259,000 ; Solforlno , wllh
? 84,000 ; Bautzen (1813) ( ) . with 259,000 ; Hero-
dlno (1812) ( ) . with 251,000 ; Sedan , with 244.-
000 ; Waterloo , with 217.000 ; Llaalno (1870) ( )
with 185,000 ; Mars-la-Tour , with 170,000 , and
Aspern , with 165,000 ,
In the chapters devoted to the considera
tion ot weapons and their efficiency , Captain
Berndt remarks that , much as total losses
In battle have differed in the battles of dif
ferent periods , the number of klllej and mor
tally wounded In battle seems to have rc-
mcincd almost stationary. Despite all ad
vancement In the invention of II rear ma the
flro of the enemy In bittlo was not more
deadly In the war of 1870-71 than In that of
the dawn of the century. The proportion Is
ono man dead to four men hit. Tue question
then Is ; "How many shots hit ? " Up to 1860
tbo figurra showed that one shot out of 140
wounded an enemy. At Grayelottc-St. Pri-
vat , however , but one shot out of 400 fired
by the Saxon corps struck a Frenchman , and
at Mars-la-Tour It required 452 shoia to
wound one man. Ciptaln Derndt agrees with
other authorities , whom he quotes , that in
the mxt great war not more than one shot
In 400 will be effective. Formerly soldiers
fired less often , but with more care. The
small caliber repeater Is not euph u vast Im
provement In actual warcfaie as has been
taken for granted. The very ecee with which
It Is handled and fired turns much to Us
ability to destroy lota tnero waste. Tbeso
are some of the conclusions to be drawn
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Captain Hcrndt gives some statistics which
show most strikingly the decline of cavalry
as a factor In war. At Kolln (1767) ( ) there
were D70 cavnlry to the thousand of Infantry ;
at Kylau , 620 ; in the seven year's war , from
250 to 570 ; In the iNepoleonlo wars , from 140
to 520 ; In the Italian wars between 184'J and
1859 , from 70 to 140 ; In the Austro-I'russlan
war , from SO to 130 } In tlm Franco-Prussian
war ) from 70 to 140.
Finally , Captain Herndt tabulates the
achievements of the great armies that have
made long , victorious marches. Napoleon s
great marches were : Strassburg to Hruenn ,
1805 , about l.OOOkllometers ; from the Main
to Tilsit 1,350 ; from Donauwoerth to Znalm ,
1 600 ; from the Vistula to Moscow , 1,600. In
the campangn of 1813-14 Hiucher marched
1 COO kilometers , fiom Hreslau to Paris. In
1SC6 the Prussian army covered 6,500 kilo
meters , from Torgau to Marchneld. In the
war of 1870-71 the Qermaaa marched from the
Khlno to Paris. 6,500 kilometres ; and In ttie
war of 1877-87 the Russians covered 1,200
kilometres en the march from the Pruth to
In his running narrative Captain Herndt ,
as an Austrian , naturally devotes much
attention to Austria's war record , He tells
many things calculated to surprise a genera
tion which has grown up in the Impressions
left by the crushing defeat of the central
European nation In 1866 , In the four cen
turies since 1495 this warlike veteran of the
nations has fought In and out of 273 years
and been at peace but 113. It has waged
uixty-tUreo uars against ( foreign toe * , twenty-
/Hijori r nnd 7o66ff
Crockery. Chind , Glassware ,
Silver Plated Warp , Looking Glasses , Chan.
dcllers , Lamps , Chimney * . Cutlery , IStc.
The Sharpies Company
Creamery Machinery
and Supplies.
Boilers , Engines , Feed Cookers , "Wood Pul
leys , Shafting , IJeltlns. Mutter Pack
ages of all kinds.
007-909 Jones St. - - - - - -
j heridan Fuel Go.
Office 1605 Farnnm Street.
C. N. Dletz , President. Gould Dlctz. Sec. & Trcs.
E , Smith & Go.
Importers anil Jobbers of
Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods
§ 02-906 Jackson St.
J. C. niCHAnDSON. Prest.
C. F. WELLBH , V. Preet.
31'frf Stnnilar.l Phurniieaulteal Prapara-
tlon * . Unaclal Formulae 1'rrpartiA to
Order Ncntlfar Catalog/lie ,
laboratory. 111 ! Howard St. , Omaha.
, E. Bruce & Co.
Druggists and Stationers ,
"Queen Hee" Specialties.
Cigars , Wlnra and Urundtes ,
Corner 10th And Hurncy Street ! .
Supply Co
U04 Farnara Bt ,
Branch & Go ,
Commission Merchants.
8. W. Corner 12th and Howard Stn.
Mcmbera of the National League of Commis
sion Merchants of tha United States.
& Howss ,
Fruit and Vegetables
SPECIALTIES Strnwbcrrleo , Apples , Oranges ,
Lcmoni , Cranberries. Potatoes. 1017 Howard Bt.
& Stone
Furniture - - Draperies
1115-1117 Farnam Street.
Superior Copper Mixed Type is th > belt on
tb mrrket.
1114 Howard Street.
M c&ard-Brady Co.
* ' | 1
13th and Lcuvcmvorth St.
Staple and Fancy Groceries ,
two ot them against France , In these twen-
ty-Uo she has fought ninety-two battles of
Importance and 106 minor engagements. Of
the 198 engagements Austria has won 110
and Franco eighty-eight. The Italian occupied
Austria's attention 'n teii wars , Turkey in
nlno wuvs and I'rusela In tlvo wars , All told ,
the troops of Austria have fought in 7,000
engagements , great and small , since 1495 ,
Captain Hermit has not much that is new
to toll regarding the Franco-Prussian war.
Two or three ot his statements are , however ,
uncommon enough to merit repetition. The
cost of the war , lie calculates. WSH J3,000,000-
000. The Gorman Held artillery fired during
It 340,000 shots , and the Infantry 20,000.000 ,
The booty of war consisted of C.52G fortress
guns , 1,915 field guns and rapid flro cannon ,
107 eaglco and flags cod 855,000 rifles , exclu
sive o what was cultured at leisure on
abandoned fields.
_ _ _ _ _
Head "Simon Dalo" in Tne Sunday Deo.
If you don't take It. tubac Ibo naw.
DeiliK-Uvi- .
Atlanta Journal : "Did you see that
young man ? " asked IJlobbs , as he pointed
to u gen'.leman who 'was ' passing. "Yes , "
I wiled. "What of lilm' " "I ni-ver saw
him before In my life and don't even know
his name , but he Is a steady churchgoer.
You can tell that by hl shoes. "
"Whut are you giving me ? " I cxc'.nlmed.
"Some Sherlock Holmes business ? '
This pleased Ulobbs immensely. "You can
bet your life , " said lie , "that the Holmes
man Is not the only ttlcuth In the pack.
Why , It's dead easy. That's man' ehoes
tell the utory. You see they have pointed
toes , und a short distance back of the point
are deep furrows. la other words , the toe
Meyer & Raapke ,
I Teai. Spices , Tobacco and Clear * .
1 1403-1407 Hftrnty Sfre t >
Paxton Gallagher Go
AND Joniiixa anoonns.
T UpIione 2S1.
J * H-Haney & Go.
iiAttNKsi , SAnnr.m AXT > CO
Jollier * of Leather , AmliHcrlliirdirore ) ,
Wo solicit your ordcrx. 131D Howard fc't.
Pector&Wiihetoiy Co
Wholesale Hardware ,
Wholesale Hardware.
Bicycles and Spot line Goods. 1219-U1-23 Har-
uuy street.
Wholesale Jewelry.
15th ami Ilimiey ; Om.ilm.
We can snow you the Jisststask In the west.
No retail.
loise & Go
WAUU co.
2H-21G South Hth St.
tier's Eagle Gin
East India Bitters
Golden Sheaf Pure nye and Bourbon Whiskey.
Willow Springs Distillery , IleV & Co. , 111J
Harney Street.
fnsk & Herfeertz ,
Liquor Merchants ,
1001 Karnaiu Street-
Liquors and Cigars *
1118 Furnuni Street.
Wines , Liquors and Cigars.
U3-U5 S. 15th Street
DUMBER . . .
South 14th St.
Ofllc * and Yardi. . . 13lh and California KU
have been bent upwdrd. This clearly Indl-
cat OH that the man IH frequently on ) IH |
kin-en , presumably In church. The human
toes ( io not KO up Into the ranor point. Con
sequently when lie kneels tlio whole weight
of the feet nnd lower ! < ( ? re t on the
pointed toes , and after a while It bendy and
creases It. See ? "
There Is no need of llttla children being
tortured by Bcald head , ec/enia and sit In
eruptions , De Witt's Witch Hacl tfalvu
gives Instant relief and cures permanently.
Iliuv SliiItroUf Mir Ice.
The beautiful h'lrl came Into the room , re-
latcH the Chicago I'ost , nml pulled her chair
HO close up to her futher'H blir armchair
that ho looked up from his newhpaper to
bco ' .vhut' nuH the mutter ,
" .Mr. Wllklns likes you , father. " Bhu said ,
as noon us fclio uaw that she had hla atten
tion ,
"Likes me ! " lie exclaimed.
"Yes. He thinks a great deal of you. "
"Well , I huvc been under the Impression
for some time that he liked someone here , "
remarked the old gentleman , "but I've
no\er seen any indications that I was the
one. "
"Well , you will the very next time you
ere ' .Mr. Wllklns , " eald the beautiful girl
with conviction ,
"What's he going to do ? " demanded the
old gentleman ,
"Ho'B going to ask you If you will con
sent to be Ills futhi-r-lii-law , " explained the
beautiful ultl.
Arnold's Ilromo Celery cures headaches ,
lOc , 2So and COc. All druggists.
The- ironmailVn * Fired.
The roper was late and the make-up wan
dumping nutter Into the forms et the rate
Wholesalt Lmnbcrt
Lime , Etc.
Oth ami Douglas Sts.
id Gob & Co ,
101 ] llounnl St.
Paint Go.
Air Floated iM mral Paint
And Palnt nf All Kind" . Putty , Etc.
1015 and 1017 Jones Bt
J. A. Jtoltct , 1st Vice Prcs.i. . J. Dralic , Oen Mjr
. . . .O/LS. . . .
Gnsoilnc , Turpentine , Axle GrenfC , IMe
Omnlm Ilrnnch nml Agencies. John ll. Until Mer.
arpenter Paper
Printing Paper ,
Paper , Sfationery
Corner 12th and Howard streets.
Paper and
Wrapping Paper , Stationery ,
\Voodeniuare. \
1107 Harncy Street
Photographic Supplier ,
Fnrnnm St.
Publishers , Manufacturers nnd Jobbers.
The Inrgest Supply House in the Wcst.
Corner llth nnd Harney Streets.
Manufacturers of
Sash , Doors , Blinds , Etc ,
12th and I/.ird Sts.
lOM-lOKi Doticla-i .Street.
Manufacturers and jobbers of Steam. Gas an < S
Water Supplies of All Kinds.
ifoS-uro Harney St.
Steam Pumps , Engine * nnd Boilers , Pipe.
Wind Mills. Steam nnd Plumbing
Material. Uellln ? , Hose , Etc.
Hardy & Co.
'loys , Dolls , Alb-Jim and
/IOUBO Furnishings , Children's Carrlogto , Su.
Ul Farnam Street.
V i.v a1 - 3 v C i i.
0 n Tims Yoasf Go.
Manufacturer.- * ' celebrated "On Time --ast"
and German Uaklng Powder. Satisfaction
. / ; ; / ( a / ? ? / North
Twenty-eight Street.
of a column a minute , Itesult : Ttio first
part of an obituary had been dumped Into
the form and the next ImnJful of tpo came
from a galley desci thing a fire. It read llko
tills In the nuwnraper : The pall-boarcrs
lowered the body Into tlio grave and con
signed It to the rearing flames. Hegrcls
were few , for the old wreck has been an eyesore -
sere to the tmvn for youi-s , The less ua *
fully covered by Insumnce.
All IIOlll-Hl Ill-IIK-ll ) ,
"Wo could not say too much in favor of
Chamberlain's Cough Homedy. About turi'u
years ago ono of our children had an atta K.
of croup and we were afraid that wo would
lose him. Seeing Chamburlaln'8 Cougn
Hcmedy , advertised , wo decided to give It a
trial. It Rave almost Instant relief and we
beltovo it saved the child's life. Since tin awe
wo have never been without a bottle of th
remedy In the house and wo recommend it
to every one as being an honest cough rei"
ody. " L. W. Nlchola. East New Market. M 1-
' .In 111 p I M HT nl i , CoiicliiNlnn.
Washington star : "I understand , " BJ J
tlio popular moinlic-r or congress , "that > < "i
are going to vote aealnat mo. "
"Yc , " replied KannciCorntossel flrmK
"that there la my intention , "
"I am very worry to Icoui that I have fur-
felted your confidence after serving for no
many years. Is there anything In particular
that has caused you to taku this stand ? "
"No. Nothla' in particular. Only Jcs' a
general Impression that a man couldn't Kit
along as well in politics w you've done with
out there bela' fcomethlq' u nlcloug
where. " - , t