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THE OM All A DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , IT E1JIU7AT ? Y 2 , 1808.
Jupiter Jenkins , Schoolmaster.
Tlio Love Story of a Itcd-Hcndcd ( lfl. !
IJV STANDBY HOWARDS JOIINHOH. . '
"Jovl non placet" wrote the red-headed
Rlrl In .Uiu 'back sent of the wide , oblong
schoolrcom. Mr. Harrison Jenkins , the
presiding Kcnlus of the p1 > : cc , stood scowling
lich'nil Ills desk , struggling "with tlio clods
In 1'itln. Thcuo young hoys and girls , who
looked pityingly up to his -dark face , were
BtruKKlIng with the verb "Hum , "
Thq lesson hnd been poorly prepared , and
the Issue of thunderbolts were soon expected
to Shower .from this pedagogical Olympus.
At last It came.
Mr. JnnUlns brought his flst down upon
the plain deal board with a thump that
awoke every languid mind In tlie room ,
"Is this what you como to school for ? " ho
began , as If addressing a Jury. "Is this the
way" you 'UHC ono of the most prnclous gifts
that Ood.has given to jou7 Here you nro ,
a whole class cf bright bo > s and girls , with
brains enough to do anything you desire In
this gro t world , throwing away the greatest
oppnrtun.ty of your lives , If this was an
Institution for'weak-mlndcd children 1 would
have some compasslin for you. Hut your
faces are nil bright , and your eyes alt clear ,
And yet you will como to me with ouch a
lesson as this ? " Mr. Jenkins punctuated
It uncomfortable for her. She had to remain
after school and gel the whole lesson. Jupi
ter made her reclto It all "precept upon pre
cept. " so to speak.
He had conceived the ambition to make
n teacher of the girl. He broached the out-
icct to Mrs. Coffin. "Geraldlne , " he began ,
"la cut out to be a teacher. " Mrs , Cofnn
started In astonishment. "Yes , she Is , " he
ninrmcd , with n thunderbolt , "and she ought
to be sent to a normal school. I never went
to ono and what I know about teaching has
been gained by experience. Hut there la no
mistake. The teaming of mctholri mesns
Gomcthlng In these days , and I'm sure that
If fJcraldlne to sent to a norm-il school she
will make a flfflt-ratc teacher. "
Mrs. Cofnn thought It over for -i few days
nEd then came io the conclusion that Mr.
Jenkins wan right. Ttat was the usual con-
cluslrn about Mr. Jenkins In the little vil
lage. The llc.jAvas ( placed before Guraldlne ,
and when shevhcard of Jupiter's propccal she
smiled a BinHcvtbH made her mother look
at her twice. Hut Oeraldlnc had the key to
certain kinds of burian nature which wan
far -beyond jler years. She thought she
would like to b , and It \\-is a great Joy
when she oame to Jupiter's throne and In
her sweetest' and calmest marricr thanked
him for hl klndpcss and said ahe wquld do
AMI ) IT WAS SIMPLY THIS I LOVED Y OU ! I WANT YOU ALWAYS.
every sentenre' with that echoing thump ou
the desk \\heli ! carried conviction anil
mo tlflo t on to the minds ot each boy and
girl bcf ro Mm.
It was then ilmt the rel-headd girl on
the back stat \uote "Jovl lion placet. " "H
Is not p'fHsInt ; to Jupiter. "
Oer.iMlne Conin was Mr. Jenkins1 prldr.
He had no favorites , at least such never
oppcaio.l In the little commonwealth , which
ho held In t'hehollow of Ills hand. Hut In
Gerald ne ho w a Intensely Interested , and
lie often found In her Ills Kreatcst Irritation.
\\hlle MrT Jenkins held the whole of Ills
fifty odd yomiK spin's In the hollow of his
hand the reJ-headcd Klrl was the ono per
son IIP was not quite sure of. Oeraldlnc had
KlVcn 'him ' the name of "Jupiter , " and It
lit ted to well that It was at once adopted
by all his subjects
"When I'D pounds his desk , and that great
.EhaKfiy head snakes so. anJ his blue eyes
Hash , all I can think of Is Jupiter sendiiiR
thunderbolts to earlh" and In this remark
Ocraldmu had christened him. Many times
he had thought ho h , d heard the name
"Jupiter Jenkins" but ho had never becu
aM < 'to ' e-npture OHO of these erring mortals.
Of course ho knew heas called "Jupiter ; "
ho had been told so by admiring parents ,
who know ho would bo pleaseJ , . and be
was.Out It IB wltli the red-headed girl that tills
htory Is chlctly conce-nicd. She was the only
human problem tl'Qt Ji.i'lter Jcnklna could
nat solve. Oeraldlnc Conin had been an In-
nnto of the school room only a few days
wluti Mr. Jt'iiklns ' discovered Hint s\ie pos
sessed an unusual mind. He laid his plans io
make the most he could of her. He was
accustomed to uoc the i. arable ot the talents
In tlio school room and to say that to whom
mU''h wan given much would be required.
The gelling of lesionsas nn easy matter to
G'eraldlne Collln. She not only learned them ,
but tlio truths and iirlnclples were digested
and sank Into bur mind , clearly understood
nml stored away , until the day Which would
call them Into use. ,
Jupiter Jenkins wis accustomed to say tint
liavdly more than ono child In twenty really
Ho had como to complain to Geraldkio's
mother lliat her daughter sometimes failed
In her Itssons ami that It was Inexcusable
In one who bid mich < i mind. "I have como
to tell you this , Mrs. Collln , when I would
r.ot take tlio trouble to lufonu another
mother , fer this reason , and this alone.
CcTitldlne had < in unusual mind and she can
make anything she pleases of herself. IT slio
UnouH you and I nro ouu In this matter stie
will not care to trouble us by neglecting to
gel her IOSSCOB. "
Gcraldlnu'a mother < m < is much flattered
as any other woman would bo and of course
Jupiter Jenkins was upheld. Thus he dealt
wl'li ' OcMldlne , conscious of Ills ( rower. Ho
wideavi/'ed to make her full and wliunevsr
tlio did Him was roiroellcd to rcmalu after
school and get her IcbsoiiE.
Hut , with a wonderful mind , there was a
Bomotthat wayward nature , In the texture
of Reraldlno Collln's pe-rsoiiollty. She was
often rough and hoydonlsh and she causa. !
no end of trouble. With the deep Interest
the young master teak In her a senst * of
power developed. When Mr. Jenkins sup
posed ho had her eolldly In his control thcra
would burst forth a lit of "don't care" in
lior , which astonished and alarmed him ,
Then the thunderbolts flew to punctuate
tlui master's fluent wordu of Indignation.
"When ono has Iho mighty gift of brains , "
lie thundered , "and Ufa's road lies before
to cliooto what Is best and highest , to bo
lazy and languid , and not to reach the arm
tri grasp the golden apple of the Intellectual
Hcsperldes , In tuu greatest wrong.
It was then that Uornldino , her color
slightly brighter and her head a trlllo higher ,
would return to her seat and write "Jovl
non placet" "It IB not pleasing to Jupiter , "
Them were certain rnro facts about Ger-
Aldlno that Jupiter Jenkins , In his teacher's
enthusiasm , had not noticed , Ono of these
was that slip was a very pretty girl. Hut
tf ho had been Impervious to this fact there
\vcru others who had not , and among those
vrro uonio of the big boys In the school.
Qeruldlue wnu growing and die was now
tall nnd lltho of figure , with her big blue
eyes clearer and more expressive , us she
looked at people , The true soul of a rather
designing maiden wan showing forth from
them , She was clad to receive attentions
nnd It enioto Jupiter hard when ho observed
that BIO ! walked with ono and then with un-
other in the still and balmy uprlng evcn-
ItiK * . Just why It emote him ua It did Mr.
Jenklim never know until a few years later.
Itut It did , and Qcraldlna'a face seemed
to have framed Itself Into tlio renter of bis
thoughts. Sl\o \ recurrcnl to his consciousness -
ness constantly ami wnou ho thought of
theeo big boyu bo was truly uncomfortable.
Ho had another conference with Mra. Cof
fin , lu which bo suggested that Oeraldlnn
Imd better be kept hi the notice , and made
to glvo closer attention to her logons , Whua
lie called her Ui recitations h'o was uleo
doing liU beet to make the- girl ( all. And
he did fall he did hli best to make
her boat tb 'deserve It. That was the happiest
day that Jupiter had ever had In the school.
He did nofiute ! understand it , but there
was a e'nglsg In bii heart as homelike as
the singing of a tea kettle acd as soft as a
Oeraldlno took aew Interest In school. She
tried no more of her cubtleajs to disturb
Jupiter , nAd'the TIDJS found a change- her ,
which at ence set their former Interest at
"Sho ain't no more fun , " they all agreed ,
and they troubled her no more.
Geralillno entered the normal school , and
passed her preliminary examinations with
extraordinary success. She was one of the
three highest , out of a large class. The
veteran principal of the school knew human
nature at a glance. He wrote to Jupiter n
letter which confirmed all that worthy had
said about the wild , nomadic Geraldlne.
When Geraldlno returned at the end of her
first year 'tha townspeople began to relent
In the hard opinion they had entertained of
her , and H ; > \ \ - another person In the tall nnd
cainost ypuug woman who had appeared
before them' . Jupiter Jenkins had ended his
work as a schoolmaster In the little seaport
town. Ho hud been studying law , and was
now employing the same fore-nslc talents
ho had ul'e < I ; before his schoolroom in a
more lucrative , If not a higher , court. Ho
was "up In the city , " and was making a
When Geraldlno finished her course In the
normal school she received the highest com-
menuaiion , onu me OKI principal Happened
to find a goc-d place for her In the same
city where Jupiter w as maklrtg his way.
When Geraldlno had como Into his office
at tlio end of her first quarter. It was the
first Intimation that ho had received of her
presence In tlio city. She said she had come
to make a payment , and while she spoke
poor Jupiter was turning nil sorts of ruddy
colors. . ,
"Hut I hadn't heard you wcro hero ,
Gcraldine , ' , ' 419 sad ( , "I have been thinking
of you , tool'and wondering If I should hear
from you. Of-course I knew I should. Hut
somehow I cannot get you out of my head ,
girl , " this was punctuated with ono of the
old-time thunderbolts. "Fact Is , Geraldlno ,
I'vo only Just found out , why I treated you
so hard when-ln.Bchool. And It was simply
tlila I loved ' yqy" ! I want you always ; I
want youil'fo flaaKe mo happy , to bo my
wife ! "
GcrnlilIn.0 smiled , as she raised her face
and received the salute -from his lips.
"I knew that' wab tlio matter all the
time , " the "aid.
.Vlurty Si'ontH oiii tin- Indian Krontlcr
\Vliii Hardy IiiNf a Ainu.
Letters and telegrams from the front , re
lates the Calcutta Englishman , have re
cently been full " of references to the
Goorkha "scouts , " and nil correspondents
are unanimous In praising the skill and
couragti ot thesp sturdy llttlo men , who
have taken a prominent part In almost every
action that has been fought since our troops
left Shlnawarl. The ec.iuu , who cumo from
the one-third nnd ono-flfth Goorkhas , only
numtai" ninety and nro divided Into two
parties under the command of Lieutenant
Till aril and Lieutenant Lucas , respectively.
They have been specially trained , on shlkor
principles , to discover nnd kill the enemy ,
ami tliCb-o who have seen them work remark
that they set "about their business with a
patient tenacity , combined \\lth dauh and
valor , moot marvelous to behold , Divested
of all superfluous clothing , but carrying un
extra supply of ammunition , they cautiously
work their way up hill , taking every ad
vantage of cover , never throwing awny a
shot , always alert , till the enemy's pickets
and advance skirmishers have been driven
back. Keen-sighted and with all the wood
man's Instlnot for cornet deductions from
visible evidences , they have been always
able to locate the enemy's main line of de
fence anj estimate his numbers , perform
ing with accuracy and judgment the duties
of sensitive feelers to the army , duties
which In level country would devolve upon
cavalry. In retirements , again. In always
presenting an almost Impalpable but ever
bullllng front to the foe , they have been
able to fall back on tha main tody time
after time without losing a single man. In
deed , though theyihave now been engaged
about thirty times , their casualties have
amounted to only about one man killed
and three wounded , while they have ac
counted for about 100 of 'the enemy In killed
alono. It Is nald that had time allowed ,
and , had they been left to their own de
vices , the Ocorkba. scouts would finally have
wormed their w y .to 'the lop of tlrat terrible
Pargal precipice whence BO many brave uol-
dteraerc struck down ,
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Thrilling Incident of Life on the Plains
Graphically Told ,
AN INDIAN RAID AND THE REVENGE
( Jnllntit Clinruo of CimlinjN Upon
I'luinli'rliiK ImllmiH unit tlio
Ill-incut * or n White
\Vomnii Captive. |
On the morning of July 3 , 1B73 , I wus sit
ting hi the shade of our adobe ranch build
ing on the bank of the South TJattc. says
ft writer In Youth's Companion , when I
noticed a man staggering nlo'ng the dusty
trail to the north of the horse corral.
"Some drunken pilgrim from Jlilrsburg , " I
thuuglit ; for although Jutes-burg was nearly
100 miles distant , I knew th-.t more than
ono tramp had there bought enough "tangle
foot" to keep him drunk until he cither
reached Denver or lost Ills scalp on the way.
I regarded the man lazily until ho came so
near that his head and features began to
take definite shipc. Then I saw , with alarm ,
that his hatlcss head , wan literally tha color
of bed ! , and that his . 'shirt front was
marked with dark streaks. I got up and
hurried to meet h m. To my "horror " , upon a
near approach , I discovered that he b > . l not
nnlv thnmi u'nnmlpil In tha lipntl but "had
been actually scalped. !
I will not attempt to describe his frightful
condition. Yet ho had full control of his
faculties , and began rapidly , telling his sad
story as I put my arm . .bout him to steady
He had been traveling toward Denver
from the east , driving a light \vugon which
contained only himself , his wife anl a few
household articles and provisions. They hud
camped 0:1 : the river about two miles bol"W j
our ranch the night before * . About d.yllght ,
Just as they were getting breakfast , they
had been pounced upon 'by ' a party of
mounted Indians , who rode out from the
mouth of a gulch close at hand , and opened
lire upon them.
"I was frying a pan of bacon , " sold the
man his n > me was William Rosamond
"when suddenly I heard them yelling. 1
looked up , and just got a glimpse of them
a d07cn or fifteen , I should say when they
began firing , and I felt what might have
been a stroke on my head , and na more.
When I woke up I was the way you see me.
The wreck of my wagon was there , hut my
wife and 'horses were gone. And so I st g-
gtred away , and here 1 am ; and whether I
ouph't ' to thank God I didn't see ray wife
lying there dead Is more than I know. I
suppose they've carried her away a pris
At the sight cf the poor man there was In
mo a fury of desire to punish the fiends who
had so mutilated him ; i nd when he begged
me to go at once to the nearest post for
help to rescue h s wife I said : "There's no
need. As the'o ' were only 'twelve ' or fifteen
uo'Il try It ourselves. "
"Rouse ! rouse ! " I shouted to my men In
the hut. Fortunately there were In It ( Ive of
PURSUIT OF THE ttRDSKINS.
They roused Instantly , and were as sur
prised , horrified and fierce as myself at the
dreadful plight of Rosamond. While I set
about washing and dressing his wounded
head they bolted some food and coffee , sad
dled horses , and declared they would follow
the Indians anywhere , If only their trail
could bo struck and kept.
The bullet , I found , hail struck Rosimond
on the temple near the left eye , and had
not penetrated the skull , but had passed
around under the skin and come out behind
the ear. The stalplng-knlfe had bared the
skull on lop In a circle about four Inches In
diameter. I soon had the wounds dressed
and bandaged ; 'then ' , at his urgent request ,
wo left the man to care for himself. * -
With a two days' ration In our saddle
bags , and an extra pony for each of us , wo
galloped away In pursuit of the Indians ,
ai'd sosn found the wreck of the wagon , be
side the trail some two miles from "tho
Alter a thorough search for some distance
on every side , wo became satisfied that Mrs.
Rosamond had been taken captive , Then
wo took the trail of the ponies of the In
dians , and of the two shod horses they had
As this trail led lis across thesandyval
ley to the north , wo judged the party to be
Chcyennes or Sioux , for Arapahoes or
Comanches would , most likely , have taken
the opposite direction.
"How-Legs , " our expert tracker , formerly
a "pony express" rider , rode In advance at
a Jog trot over hard ground , and at a gal
lop across the frequent sand tracks , all the
tlmo leaning forward , with his face beside
his pony's neck , and Ills eyes following 'the
prints of 'the shoes of the shod horses. And
EO , about n-oon. lie led us un to the hlsh land
which formed the divide between the Platte
and Crow creek. The day was clear , hot ,
and fortunately devoid of that haze or ml-
iaga which EO often prevails In that region.
"Now , boss , " said Bow-Legs , "get out
your glass and -take a squint down across
'bout fifteen or twenty miles ahead. The
Indians have only been riding at a Jos , and
they ought to bo In sight. "
As I was superintendent of a large
"round-up , " I always earned in my saddle
holsters a signal-service glass of first-rate
power. Now , after a moment's scrutiny ,
my binocular happened to catch the savages
Just as they were going over n ridge. I had
tlmo to count sixteen horsemen and a num
ber of led animals before they disappeared.
"Only sixteen of 'em ! " said How-Legs.
"Rood enough ! We'll make 'things ' warm
for them. "
Ho had , In fact , "stood off" thirteen
alone on ono occasion , On another he had
whipped nine Utes single-handed and had
chased the four survivors several miles so
much did hla new breech-loader overmatch
their bows and arrows and inferior guns.
As our Indians wcro going north wo were
confident they would camp on Crow Creek ,
and wo Jogged easily after them. They evi
dently had no fear of pursuit , as they were
traveling In a squad and going leisurely. In
fact , such Isolated outrages as the ono they
liad Just committed usually went unpunished
In those days and they probably thought
their crlmo would not soon bo discovered ,
OH they had assailed the Rosamonds on an
old trail that was little used.
THE CIIiVROn AND III33CUE.
At 4 o'clock that afternoon wo were cau
tiously trailing within a canyon which led
through the breaks or bluffs south of Crow
Creek valley. After wo had ridden for some
two hours down the arroyo , which deepened
and became quite rough as wo advanced ,
How-Legs pronounced the trail very fresh ,
At last ho halted just as ho was on the turn
of a sharp corner and motioned for us to
gallop up ,
As wo Joined him ho gave a wild yell and
dashed the spurs Into his horso'B Hanks ,
Following clcso In his wake , I had the val
ley of Crow Creek burst suddenly upon my
vlow and I saw that the Indians bad pick
eted their ponies and pitched a couple of
tepocvi on the banks of the stream , some
300 yards away. Straight at their camp wo
When I first saw them they were scatter
ing In a dash for their ponies. Wo dug
spurs Into our animals and flew at them
llko rockets , Each of us carried a revolver
and a Winchester carbmu with fifteen shots
In HE magazine.
The- evident consternation of the Indians
and their rush for their horn's took all no
tion of fear out of us. Wo went straight
for thorn and began firing before half of
them had cut their ponies loose and mounted
them. Tboso who first reached their beasts
slashed the picket ropes , mounted bare
back and galloped down the creek at their
best pace , Someof the others , however ,
weru too late and wo wcro fairly upon a half
dozen of them when they had no more than
got to their horses.
It wu not a fight , but a rout , for the In
dians thought only of escape , and nlno of
them succeeded In getting away. Wo did
not follow them , for our ponlos were worn
with travel and It teemed better that Mra.
Rosamond should bo taken to her scalped
husband as soon as possible.
She wan unharmed and had been unbound
In ono of the tepees when our firing began ,
Now aha came hurtling toward us. I shall
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"Why , I saw them " nnd she shuddered
and put her hands up as If to hldo the hor-
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"Yes they did , " I said. "But ho will
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The expression of Joy on her face was
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Besldw recovering Rosamond's horses , wo
captured seven ponies , three Springfield cor-
blnca , ono Winchester and flvo good saddles.
After a few hours of rest we set out for
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But , thanks to his wife's nursing , ho finally
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\ HAIKU 01' Tllli DISSERT.
Tlio filft of SOUK l'3iijo ' > ' ' l for fii'iic-rn-
( liniH by n llriloiilii Family.
Mr. II. Ta'lbot Kelly , the English artist , Is
contributing to the Century a series of
articles about Kgypt and the desert , ac
companied by remarkable pictures. He writes
of "My Bedouin Friends" In the February
number. Mr. Kelly says of the tribal
Ho was an old man , gray-bearded and sun-
dried ; and the look ot Importance upon Ills
brow was repeated In the expression of re
flected glory which animated the counte
nance of his son , Bach carried an Instru
ment called el kemengeli , a kind of two-
stringed fiddle. . . . ,
Shutting his eytfl , .ind comfortably rub
bing his hands together , the old man be
gan , In a harsh , strident voice , to deliver
a panegyric upon the song he was going to
sing , calling forth irepeatcdly ejaculations
of ' 'Aiwa , " Youss , " and other approving
signs , from the asrembled crowd. After ten
minutes of thla I became Impatient , iJncl ex
claimed "I drub el kemcngeh ya usta"
( "Play your fiddle. O my master , " ) where
upon , with sympqthetlc grunts from all , ho
began the overture , a weird , walling melody ,
to which the non > . played a kind of second
In a minor key which It Is Impossible to
tratmcribo correctly In our annotation ,
Beginning Ilkojtho slg-blng of the "Ind
among the palm-trees , It gradually gathered
power and volume In a crescendo , then
died away again'to ' a brsath , plajlng In
finite tbangca upon the opening theme. The
effect Has distinctly artistic and quaint , and
I was gradually ( drifting Into a state of
dreamy Imaginings when suddenly the bard
broke silence , and in a voice of amazing
power and Inclsivcness 'began to Intone the
"Song of the N pliaat/i. "
Going back far generations , the legend dc-
icrlbed the growing of the parent tribe Into
a power In Mesopotamia , and how , In course
of time , w'hcn mou and camels and hones
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Membere of the National League of Commis
sion Merchants of the United States ,
& Howes ,
Fruit and Vegetables
SPECIALTIES Strawberries , Apples , Orange *
L mon , Cranberriti , Potatoes. 1017 Howard Bt.
were In plenty , the head sheik decided upon
the conquest of Tunis. Admirably accom
panied on their Instruments , one seemed to
bear the hurried irldlng of messengers dis
patched to summon dlst.nt families ; their
horses' hoof-strokes gradually dying In the
distance until naught was heard but the
sighing of the night wind across the desert ,
Presently from far away was caught the
distant thundering of the gathering hordes ,
gradually approaching nearer and nearer
until the volume of sound culminated In a
general salutation to the sheik who sum
moned them. Then came the sheik's exhorta
tion , and the description of their desert
journey , which was to occupy many months.
Incidents toy the way heat , thirst , noise
and dust by day , mid the ctornil silence of
the desert by night , the 'brightness of the
stars , the waxing and waning of the moon ,
the hardships , excitements , plenty and
poverty of condition were , each In turn ,
graphically described , to the same ivelrd
Hour after hour this went on , the bard's
eye gleaming ind his voice growing stronger
and stronger , until I was almost stunned by
Us thundering monotone. Meanwhile the
tribesmen , shifting excitedly In their scats
and uttering quick ejaculations of approval ,
constituted a scene which kept mo spell
bound. Eventually , In the narrative , Tunis
was reached , and the horde of Ambs en
camped beneath Its walls.
It wns now midnight , and for four long
hours I had listened to this wonderful epic ;
but realizing that I was too thoroughly ex
hausted for further amusement , I decided
to "turn In" and getting up , I left the as
sembly In fho zenith of their excitement and
Don't annoy others by your coughing , find
risk your life by neglecting a cold. One Min
ute Cough Cure cur CM coughs , colds , croup ,
grippe- and all throat and luog troubles.
A m n in < lit In liiiotKi-rl CIINI- ,
CHICAGO , Feb. l.-The. trial of Adolph
Ij. LuetKcrt tor the murder of bis wife ,
J.oulHii , came to un end today n far an the
Inking of testimony IH conccrne 1. Btntu's
Attorney McRwun at once started In ou
his closing nddrerw to the Jury , It l < -x-
ipectcxl that arguments of counsel will tiika
up n week.
FJewey & Stone
u Furniture Co
I I i WHOLK3AL.E
111S-111T Fnrnam BtrttU
13th and Leiivemvorth St.
Staple and Fancy Groceries
corru ROsiCR3 , Etc.
Tcai , Bptces , Tobacco anA Clgarfc
\ dsllaglfier Go
GAS COFFEE UOASXiiS (
AMU ,4jomn.\a GUOCEHS.
T lphone 15J. V "ft
I H.Hane &C ° -
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tJohtitn of f.tatlirr , Snilif/orj/ / Hardware , Ktc *
\V'o ollclt your orders. 1315 Howard Et.
Wholesale Hardware ,
Blcyclea and Hportinp Goods. mO-21-23 Hor-
Proprietors of AWSHICAN riQAH AND OI ASS
WAHt : CO.
214-211 ; South 14th St.
| ! er's Eag
East India Bitters
Oo1d < n Sheaf Pure K > e ana Bourbon \VM key.
Willow Sprlnca Dlitlllcry , Her a Co. . 1112
Ilarncy 8tr ek.
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Liquor Merchants ,
Liquors and Cigars ,
1118 Farniiui Street.
i 3 00 YOU KNOW
DR.'FEUIX LE BRUH'S
Steelf Pennyroyal Treatment
IB the original and only PHENOII ,
Fifo and roliahlo euro on tlio mar *
Icct , Price. $1.00 ; eout by moil.
Oouuiua Bold only by
MyerB-Dlllon lru Co . B. K. Cur I6th and Far-
Stieetft. Onmnu Neb.
Wines , Liquors and Cigars.
Ul15 a Uth Otmt
DUMBER . . .
814 South 14th St.
Manufacturers of doorn , Mali , blinds , ofllc * ,
More nml unlixm tUtu'c * . Hutlnutes furnished
on nny klml of ml 1 work
Tel. 1179. Mill SStli nnil Davenport Sts.
[ ) avid Cole & Go ,
KING COLE OYSTERS ,
C1SLEUY AND TOUt/TIlY.
1015 llovnrd St.
and Pain ? Co.
Air Floated Mineral Paint
And Pant ! of Ml Kind * Putty , Eto.
1015 and 1011 Jonei St.
; . A. Moltcl , 1st Vice Pres. t , . J. Drake , don
. . . .OSLS. . . .
GnEO.Ine , Turpentine , Aile Oreas-c. Htc.
Oninlm llrnnch nml Agencies John H. Until M
Printing Paper ,
Wrapping Paper , Stationery t
Corner Utb and Howard ttreetn.
Wrapping Paper , Stationery
1107 Harner Street ,
IO 14-1016 Douglas Street.
Manufacturers and jobbers of Steam. Oan anl
Water Supplies of All Kinds.
i J'OS-11 io Harnev St.
Steam Pumps , Engines and Boilers , Pipe ,
Wind Mills , Steam and Plumbing
Malerl.il. Ucltln , Hose , Etc.
TOYS AND FANCY GOODS.
H. Hardy & Co
Toys , Dolls , Albums and
/IOUM rurntflilngg , Children's Carrlam , Eto.
U19 Furnnra Street.
G r@af Western
Superior Copper Mixed Tyi > * U th bttt on
1114 Howard Struct ,
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You Skate ?
It has been many a year since skating has been so pop-
ularas It Is this winter. This Is no doubt duo to tlio fact that no aucili
opportunity 1ms huen ofTurcd In the shape of a good pluuo to skate This
year , howevur , the
oil the Exposition Grounds
makes an ideal skating rink The boys and girls of this
city und South Omtihn tire olTorod a clmuco to obtain tltoir
Skatitig Tickets Free '
To every person bringing- 30 cents for a two weeks
subscription to the Dully and Sunday Hoc or the Evening nnil Sunday
Uoc , wo will give a ticket admitting them
To the Exposition Grounds
To tlic Ice 011 the Lagoon
and to a Ride on the Toboggan
Bring orders to the Subscription Department.
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