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K; ijff THEWORIiDt SATDRDAyEVENINQrKOVEMBER 20, 1887, y
ft-: 'stofir of a dollar bill.
K HBlSTESBKriNO rEOOEBS OF 1TB BIRTH
B AND GRADUAL DEYILOPHENT.
Hp JTilteu 8taM Ttu-auan Watch It Fun In
R") Bmu f Brmiin' Bud Matins
Htr ftm tie Model Cattl lu Detlmr-Ona
Bpw ofCncle Bum's Bay Wsrrlufaepa,
K& ITHrn Its WathUffn ComIK. J
geHbu,' " So you have nover been through the Bu.
H;' ren of Engraving and Printing. Well, I
Ki' Bhall bo glaato give yon a ouldo who will
geHk? bow you everything about this establish-
K tnent that it to bo seen, and I think you will
Bft como to the oonoiusion that wo have an im-
H. monso workshop horo filled with vory busy
B ' The speaker was Mr. Thomas J. Sullivan,
gK' the Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Engrav-
Vji UK and Printing, and the person addressed
KS' was a represontativo of the Gazette who,
Km though he had been in Washington for sev-
HcV oral years, had never explored the mysteries
HK of the bureau which turns out all tho money
Evjl and bonded seenritles of tho Oovornraent.
aaV A guide was furnished tho newspaper man in
gHt! the person of a bright little woman, neatly
Mp nttirod in blaok. and who was Introduced to
' him as Mrs. Phillips. ., , ,, lw
s ' I wiU take you first," said tho guide, "to
& ike engraving division, for that is the founda-
K0" tlon and the starting point of all tho work
K' that is performed In this building."
Hp THU XNOBAYINO DIVISION
gtB" t's in n large room on tho main floor in the
HEa northwest part of the building. Along the
gK nonth part of tho room runs a railing, and
B.- back of this are doors opening into the
Bwj. vaults in which aro stored all tho dies, rolls,
gHF plates, bed-pieoes and other material used in
ggK'r the manufacture of tho plates from which
B-1 the notes and bonds aro printed. Along tho
Ktr north sldo of the room are desks at oach win-
BajU" dow, behind which sit men bonding over
HTlv- with a graver in one hand and a magnifying.
loss in the other, carefully tracing out tho
no lines upon tho plocos of steel, and lie-
gH?r neath their skilful fingers grow the portraits,
BSK tho letters and tho ornamentation that go to
tj ' make up the pcrfeot security of bank notes.
VM Mr. O'Neal, tho Chief of tho Engraving
K- Division, is a practical ongravor himself,
gtE'" and ho readily volunteered to furnish all the
ggHr information neoessary to enable his visitor
ggB to understand the process by which tho bank-
HKr note plates were made. " In tho first placo,"
HKui said no, " we make a model of tho nolo thnt
S'E Isdesirod. either by printed proofs of en-
, graving! that wo already havp pn hand or tho
Sfjf model Is drawn by India ink. Whon this
H.V, model is made and approvod, then tho work
IH of engraving commences. Engravers hayo
gH their specialties just tho samo as artists in
gBr every other calling. Tho man who is a good
ggEr- portrait ongravor is not a good letter ongrovor;
ggK the man who Is an expert in letters cannot do
gB& portrait or ornamental work i so tho different
Rf parts of the engraving are distributed to tho
gKp men who aro tho most competent to perform
K the work.
H& " I1KJI A UOLIiAB BOX,"
LB? bo sold. " and I will explain to you what I
gtHi'P mean. You see in tho loft-hand corner thero
ggBf Is a portrait of Martha Washington. Now,
ggB, that work is given to a portrait ongravor.
K He takes first apleooof steel and ongraves
rsssssssfiz the ploture upon that Eaoh lino is gradually
' out up and deepened by tho graver until Uie
perfect picture is formed. Tho shading, of
$. course, depends upon tho dopth and breadth
K' Of the lines cut. After that picturo Is
W) finished the die or piece of stool upon whloh
gBaK'' it is out, is put into the flro and hardened.
gHBr!'' Then we take that hardened dio and a roll of
W&! soft stool and givo it to one of these men over
B$rCr here." going as ho spoke to tho transferrers,
fr, 1 and they plaoe It In this transfer pross, and
ggB by the pressure that the proas is enabled to
ggBi?, bring to bear, the soft steel roll takes up as
ggKf. we call it, the impression from tho hardened
ggHk-' die. Then the roll in its turn is put in tho
f fire and hardened, and is roady for use in
transferring to what wo call a bed-pieoo,
mv which is tho some size as tho completed note.
p ' All the other engraving upon this note is
K done in the same manner by different people
Hp upon different dies, whloh are then hardened
ggHfn and transferred to rolls, they in turn hard-
K ened, and then transferred to tho bod-piece.
ggK&t There is one exception, and that is the geo-
Hp-' metrio lathe work. That is done by an in.
R tricato machine whloh I will show you, and
K on tte numerals or letters are cut upon it
H . by hand as the rest of the engraving is done.
ggHI- 'When the bed-ploce is completed thon a roll
HPr of the entire bed-piece is taken up, and thun
HeV; that is transferred to the plates. You
Hfh will see that there are four notes
K upon ovory plate. After tho platos
Hi; are laid down they are hardened and
E ABE BX1DT TOE rEINTINO.
B "Ton see," continued Mr. O'Neal, "that
K' by this system of reproduction and duplica-
R- tion every plato is exactly like ovory other
jr plate, ana that is the greatest seourity against
BK( counterfeiting. No two men could do tho
B.-1; same pieoe of work in exactly the samo way.
V No one engraver could duplicate his own cn-
eLi craving so as to be exactly like tho original.
fBy the transfer process the duplication is
absolute. Evory lino is the samo upon one
plate as upon overy other plato of the samo
p4 , atjpllcatlon, because they are all made from
Hoitfj the same roll or set of rolls."
H'4t "How many have you In your division
Kg9i bow. Mr. O'Neal ?" askod the Gazette.
K?&!' "I have a much smaller foroe than was
Mif., here when I took charge," ho replied, " and
IKuf . we are doing much more and better work."
EB' Prom the Engraving Division the guide and
K J fhe Ocxettt then
W' WUTf TO JIX PBESS BOOM
HV, which is in the top of tho building. Here
K Woro four hundred and over men and
K women all busily engaged. Women were
'T wetting paper, and laying it on tho presses.
R which were quickly turned by skilful
f printers, and as soon as the impression was
B; made the plate was taken, placed upon a gas
BBH&. Btnvn. infer!. tHnnd. ivillKhnrl nmf rnnlnnn.1
Etf upon the press to receive another sheet of
Kti paper, and to make another Impression. Tho
V twirling arms of tho presses, the rattlo of the
HL? plates, and qulok motions of tho girls, made
kV a kaleidosoopio effect that was bewildering
B?i at first. b
Ejt " To show you how careful it Is necessary
f" fpr us to be," said tho guide, " I will suy
R that each morning when tho printer receives
Kjf his paper from the wetting division it is
K$. counted by both himself and his assistant,
br end then at the close of the day he must show
V'' the same number of printed sheets as ho re-
"1 ceived in the morning. As an additional
V "IB check there Is an automatic register upon
J9 cch press which records every improssion
mmX v But (loa't tho l,reBS sometimes movo
BBEZ. when there is no impression mado ?" asked
BHt, the Qcuette.
r . "Sometimes, yes j but the printer knows
BBf V' that every time he pulls tho pross a record is
BM, 5?e UPJ tho register, and if he pulls it
BBM: Without making an impression upon the
$ sheet he is obliged to call tho register clerk
BsaV and notify him, and then that extra oount is
BB' taken Into consideration at the olosoofthe
BBM; ' dav's work."
BJ, At one end of this press-room there are
BbL several steam printing-presses. These aro
Bn' got automatlo, but aro labor-saving machines.
BW They print four sheets at a time, and require
BBS Se services of one printer and two assistants.
BK The polishing of the plate is done by hand,
BBV- and the assistants, of course, lay on and take
BBBW mL Uie shoots as they do for tho hand-prcsscs.
BBV. Ahe steam plate-printing-presses are not al.
BBk1.' lowed to do fine work, but for revenue
Bi . Stamps are equally as efficient as the hand-
B i MJ;,J?ljn White is the Chief of tho l'rint-
W , lng Division, and has been in tho bureau for
BBkx- over twenty years.
BBVf" , Prom the Printing Division tho next visit
BBffr WJ to the Numbering Division. Here tho
BBK botes are numbered and separated, both be-
BH fngdoneby machinery. Iiero they are also
BKt sacked for delWery to the United Btates
Bm Treasurer. Miss Annie Rose is tho Buperin-
Bw HP'Ot ,' thls. division, and has spent nearly
Bpv All her life in the service of the bureau.
BBBi Fro the Numbering Division it is but a
BBVi Mep to what Is called.
Rj TBS EXUnNIHO Aim OOUMTTNO TJtVISIOM,
Bfi,', Whloh is under charge of Miss Annie E.
' o 9i. The notes como hero first from the
press-room when they are damp, with tho
newly made impressions, and receive what is
known as a wot count. Thoy are then placed
between tissues and piled in racks, put In tho
dry box, and subjected for a certain length
of time to a stream of hot air. On coming
from tho dry box thoy aro again counted,
then sent again to reooivo the next improssion
from tho press room, thon returned to the
examining division, again counted, and go
through tho samo process of drying, tho same
number of counts until they reach tho stage
of completion, when they ore sent to tho
numbering division. On this samo floor, also,
is tho largo vault, where all tho completed
and uncompleted work, as well as tho blank
paper, is placed overy ovening at tho close of
work, and from which it is issuod to the
several divisions at tho commencement of
work thu uoxt morning. Mr. James M.
Moore, tho vault keepor, is tho responsible
man who rocoives and issues this work. It
must be romomberod that
F.VKHT SUEET OF BLANK FATED
Is drawn for a spcclflo purposo, and rcpro
sents a spcclflo money valuo. If it is for one
dollar notes, each shoot of paper represents
$1; if it is for five-dollar notes, . each shoot
represents $20 ; if it is for $1,000 bills, loch
shcot represents $4,000; if it is for a $00,000
registered bond, the sheet represents that
much in money value, and tho accounts aro
kopt as to tho money valuo of tho paper re
ceived. It will bo thus seen that millions of
dollars aro represented in thin vault contin
uously. To show the security in locking this
vault, it may be stated that there are threo
combination locks. Ono is kept by tho
vault keeper ; another by tho accountant of
the bureau, and tho third la a timo lock.
When tho vault is lockod by tho two combi.
nations, the time lock is set for tho number
of hours up to tho following morning, and
until that hour arrives there is no power or
no way known to open that vault.
In the basement of the building is tho sur
face sealing division, where the national bank
numbers are placod upon the national bank
notes, and whore the seals used to bo printed
upon all notes. Hero lu this basement also is
tho binding and perforating division where
the internal rovenuo stamps are bound In
books, and those that aro printed in sheets
aro perforated so as to bo easily separated.
The surfaco scaling division 1b in chargo of
Miss Harriet 0. Htickney, and Mr. Thomas
Sparks is the chief of the bindery. Hero,
also, is tho immenso ongino which furnishes
tho powor for all tho machinery in tho build
ing. Thoro is also horo a machine-shop whom
tho repairing and tho manufacture of a great
deal of tho machinory that is used is per
formed. This division is under tho chargo of
Mr. John Q. Larman, who has grown gray in
the service of tho Government, and who lias
been ono of its most active and valued em
ployees. Mr. Larman superintended tho
moving of tho entiro material and furnlturo
of tho bureau from tho Treasury Department
to tho prosent building without the loss of a
singlo pioco of steel or a single pleco of fur
niture. TOX CHICKS AOAIMBT HUTO.
Tho Bystom of checks against fraud or acci
dent whloh Is now employed In tho bureau Is
believed to bo complete and Is tho result of
years of careful oxperionco. Tho paper is
mado at Dalton, Mass., and is ovou thero
tiudor tho supervision and count of govern
ment omployoos. Wbon it reaches tho Treas
ury Department it is thero counted to see
that It agrees with the involco accompanying
it. When it is issued to tho bureau upon its
requisition It is counted when doliverod by
tho Treasury counters and again counted
whon rcoolved at tho bureau by its employees.
Evory timo it is issuod in the bureau, no
matter to what division, It Is counted whon
glvon out in tho morning and counted when
Sctnrned in tho ovening. Tho other counts
urlng the progress of tho work aro stated
abovo. If there is any discrepancy in tho
balances at tho closo of the work, if a single
sheet of the paper Is missing, not a single em
ployeo is allowed to loave tho building until
the discrepancy is oxplolnod or tho sheet of
paper is found.
IN BSOABD TO TOX EHOBAVED STOCK,
thero 1b a similar Bystem of checks. Every
plate, roll or die, either finished or unfin
ished, is kept In a vault proslded over by a
custodian appointed by and responsible to
tho Beoretary of tho Treasury. He has two
assistants, also appolnteoB of tho Seorotary
of the Treasury, and responsible to that
Tho superintendent of tho engraving divi
sion makos a requisition on this custodian
evory morning for tho stook that ho desires
for use during tho day, and as each piece of
steel 1b delivered It Is ohockod by its number
and description and oharged against him.
Ho in his turn charges tho stock to tho en
gravers, transferrors aud cleaners who uso
them. Only tho roll, dio or plato required
for immediate uso is issued, and this must be
returned and checked off immediately tho
work Is finished. At tho close of work all
tho engravers and transferrers return thoir
rolls, dies and plates and they aro checked In
and the wholo amount is then turned over to
tho custodian and by him checked off pleco
by pleco before it is placod in the vault.
The superintendent of the printing division
Socs through the samo operation In regard to
le platos that ho roquircs to print from. Ho
makes requisition on tho custodian for thoso
ho requires, and they ore charged to him un
til they are returned at the oloso of work and
THE BUREAU IS A BUST WOBESUOP,
and furnishes employment to soma eight
hundred porsons. Tho numbor of employees
varies with the amount of work ronuirod. In
timos of pressure, such as whon thero was a
big domand for 4 per cent, bonds some years
ago, tho work Is kopt going constantly night
and day without intermission. Thon thoro
are thero separate forces who work eight
hours each, and as soon as ono finishes
another is ready to take up tho work.
THESE HAVE BEEN MANY BErOBMS
under tho administration of tho present chief
of the bureau, Mr. E. O. Graves. Many
surplus employees were dismissed, useless
offlocs abolished, tho clerical forco consoli
dated and the employees placod upon a
systom of merit as to thoir tenure of oftlco
and promotion. I have made it a rule,"
said he, " to employ new persons only whon
thore was a necessity for their employment,
and whon they seem to fulfil the require
ments of tho position for whloh they were
wanted. In promoting from tho press room
I havo invariably given tho preference to old
and experienced employees who have been In
tho service of the bureau for many years."
Thore is ono process which has not been
mentioned, and that is the final disposition of
the notes and securities after thoy lia o been
used and passed from hand to hand until
they aro thoroughly worn out. When tho
bills and bonds are returned to tho Treasury
as worn out they aro cancelled and then,
under tho supervision of a special committee,
they aro placed In a macerater and ground
Into pulp again. This pulp is worked into
heavy pasteboard aud sold to a firm who has
contracted to purchase it and by them it is
again workod over into different kinds of
paper. Bo from paper it returns ogaiu, if
not to its original, at least to a kindred state,
Tho history of a dollar bill has been given
and all the checks which tho Government has
thrown around the various Btages of the work.
Next woek will be told how great a combina
tion of employees could be necessary In order
to unlawfully Beoure from the vaults any of
engraved stock or any of tho completed notes
I JYm A Xamal City Tl mil,
A little friend of mino, (etat 4, 1b unduly
fond of bananas. Tho other day he took
lunch with some friends at tho house of a
relative. A dish of fruit graced the center
of the table. Little Bob immediately com.
monced to sing t "Bananas I Bananas!"
During tho mial he was not very raenous
for other things, and his mother remarked :
" Why, ltobert doesn't seem very hungry to
day." lie retorted i " Yes, but I'm going to
be hungry for bananas I"
The Trouble With It.
from l. Mtago Hfnu.1
"Why wouldn't Oresham and Hawloy
make a good ltepubllcau ticket?" asks a
Itonublican paper. They would make a good
ticket, but the trouble is that tho ltepubllcau
party is not good enough to want such a
THE mum Of CLARK DANIEL&
Renaatie Btrr er a I1I1bU Vend mat Its
WWU (HI.) DupiUh t SI. UU BtplUta,.
Tho fact that Androw Hamilton was on
trial In tho Circuit Court hero for tho killing
of Clark Daniols thirteen years ago. and that
his plea of self-dofonso, supported by a mass
of ovldonoe, secured acquittal, is pretty gen
erally known, but tho entiro story of tho re
markablo caso has novor boon told. From
those most deeply interested in tho cose your
correspondent has obtained facts which en
able him to give to tho world the dotalls of
this remarkablo real life romance
The southern part of l'iko Comity lies bo
tweeu tho Illinois river on tho east and tho
Mississippi on tho west, and Joins Calhoun
County (which is noted as boing tho only
connty in Illinois which has neither railroad,
telegraph, telephono, bank, nor a negro
within Its borders) on tho south. For tho
last half century this part of tho country has
had as many, If not more, killings than any
other portion of tho State in proportion to
its territory. Tho people aro sturdy, hard
working ond well to do, but a difficulty of
tho least proportions has always been
submitted to arbitrament of doadly
m capons, and It annually adonis from ono to
three murder trials in tho Criminal Court. It
was horo in tho year 1870 that a fend aroso
between tho Hamilton and Daniels families.
The former consisted of John Hamilton, tho
father, and throe sons, Noah, Androw and
Bilas ; tho latter of Cal Daniels and five sons,
John, Foko, Albert, Martin and Clark. The
difficulty began over tho division line be
tween farms. Each side was bravo, always
ready, and many fights ensued in which deadly
weapons wcro used. In ono of the fights Noah
Hamilton was stabbed by ono of tho Daniels
boys, making him a cripplo for life, aud Hilas
Hamilton received a wound from which ho
died sevoral years ago, and tho father, John
Hamilton's death, was hastened by tho
troubles. A large part of the community bo
canio Involved and took sides; and fights
wore of frequent occurronoo between them.
In ono of the fights botwoon tho rival factions
Col. Williams shot and killed Coon Mains, for
which ho wag sent to the penitentiary.
During tho winter of 1874 Clark Daniels
and Androw Hamilton, then only nineteen
years of ago, mot at tho houso of Mrs. Mo
Keo at a dance. Daniels at once assaulted
Hamilton, striking him with a slungshot,
whon Hamilton snot him dead. Tho lights
wero extinguished and a general fight fol
lowed botween tho friends of tho parties.
When order was restored Hamilton had fled.
Tho killing caused tho greatest exoitament ;
tho friends of Daniols searched ovory hiding
place for milos, offering largo rowards, which
wero supplemented by the Btate. The county
officials and l'inkerton's detective agency
used groat efforts to rapture him, but no traco
could be found. At longth ho was supposed
to be dead. In tho meantimo almost all tho
witnesses who hod seen tho killing had eithor
left the Btato or wore dead. Two of the Ham
iltons snd threo of the Daniols were dead.
Memory of tho tragedy was suddenly ro
vlvcd last July by the announcement that n
wealthy ranchman and mino-ownor named
ltichard Harcrater had boon arrested iu
Baker City, Oro., supposed to bo tho long
missing Androw Hamilton. Sheriff Wind
miller, who know Hamilton woll at the timo
of tho killing, at once wont to that city and
idontiflod Harcrater as Hamilton, the slayor
of Clark Daniols, and obtained a requisition
and brought him back for trial. Tho arrest
was tho result of shrewd detective work by
Tho story of Hamilton's escapo and career
slnoe is full of lutorcst. On the night of tho
killing he but taken a young lady to the
party at Mrs. McKoo'h, both riding the same
liorso, as was tho custom in thoBe days in that
part of tho country. After tho killing they
both mounted the horso and rode thirty
miles that night. It was bitterly cold, and
both had their hands and foot frozen. Hamil
ton was laid up from the effects for two
months, being concealed at a farm-houso.
The young lady died a year later from the
effects of tho freezing. Hamilton then made
his way to Omaha, whero he joined an emi
grant train across tho plains, reaching Ban
Frunolsco after four months. During tho
Iouruey tho party was attaokod by Indians,
'rom Han Francisco ho sailod for Australia,
working his way there. Ho remained two
years and then wont to Cuba, staying a year,
whon bo retumod to the United States and
Bottled in Baker City, Oro., assuming tho
namo of ltichard Harcrater. Under this as.
sumed name he married a highly respected
young lady of that oity, by whom he had two
children. After his arrest he remarried her
in his own namo. Ho also roconveyed a
largo amount of valuable proporty which had
boon convoyed in tho namo of Harcrater. Ho
owns largo mining real-estate interests In his
assumed namo, whloh will have to bo ro-con-voyed
to him in his proper namo. He is
abovo tho ordinary intelligence,
and has amplo means. His trial,
just concluded at this term of court, at
tracted wide attention. Bo great was tho at
tendance thnt fully one-half of tho spectators
woro excluded by tho court. Tho case was
contested ably on both sides, tho best legal
talent in this part of tho Htate boing em
ployed. State-Attorney William I. J. Dyor
anil J. Q. Worthington conducted the proso.
outlon, and Messrs. Orr, Colviu and Crawford
represented the dofenio. Judge Charles J.
Scoflold, tho youngest judge on the circuit
bench in I11iuoIb, presided. His able and
impartial rulings throughout tho trial wero
highly commended. One hundred witnesses
wero oxamined. and tho trial lasted flvo days.
The evidence snowed n clear case of self-dofonso,
and he was acquitted. On the night of
his acquittal he was serenaded and banqueted,
receiving congratulations from hundreds of
our best citizens, and many congratulatory
telegrams from his homo in Oregon.
Nine Lives of a Cat.
w irrtm X Tolido fitaJi.)
A cat has nine lives Is another superstition
which was aptly Illustrated by tho natural
gas explosion in East Toledo, If tho story
told tho JllaiU by John J. Fisher is true :
Dr. Beckwith had a favorite office cat and
tho cat was in the office when tho explosion
occurred. The office was blown into slivers
by tho explosion and tho slivers burned to
ashes. Dr. Beckwith mourned the loss of
l'uss, but consoled himself with tho thought
that his favorite cat had at least a costly
monument, as tho damage by the flro and
tho oxploslon amounted to fully $1,000.
Yesterday tho missing cat put in an ap
pearance not a hair singod, not a mark on
on her. Not tho smell of firo perceptible.
How she escaped is a mystery. The doctor
has named puss Natural Gas in memory of
Ifyouxtant to know something about the tall
men of Gotham, rtad Me Sunday World.
Dont De a Cadet.
IVni IA HTuMnffM JfrraM.)
A friend of mine sought advice last woek
from an old army officer regarding the ap
pointment of a certain youngster to be a
cadet at West Point or Annapolis.
"Well," said tho army officor, "I advise
you not to do it not to got tho appointment
at cither academy for your relative. Of
course, he would recolve a good education at
tho Point i that is, what wo call a good and
finished education. But that is a mluuomor.
Ho would bo fitted for nothing else than army
life by that education and in duty bound to
go into tho sorvico of the government that
educated him. Besides, his tastes would run
that way, and his Inclinations as well as his
ambition would bo lu that direction. Now,
what would follow? You know, and all the
world knows, that unless something extraor
dinary should happen, he would none twenty
or thirty years before reaohlng the rank of
captain, witli its salary of $2,000 a year. In
that timo iu any civil pursuit ho would stand
a chanco of making a fortune. The truth is,
that moBt of our cadets aro poor ; if thoy
wero rich they wouldn't think, or rarely
think, of going into tho army, Then if thoy
do not marry a rich wife, as some of
them do, for their uniforms as well as their
education and social status as graduates from
the Point givo them the open sesame to tho
best society, they go on through life enjoy
ing it as best thoy can, coming constantly in
contact with rich peoplo, ana consequently
living up to or beyond their incomes. Now,
I Bay, without fear of contradiction, that one
half, if not two-thirds, 'of our army officers
havo their pay hypothecated for a month or
more in advance, year in nnd year out.
Every onco in a white you hear or read of
troublo or dlsgraco arising from this unfor.
tunate practice, but it Is to their credit that
our army Is freer from such scandals than
that of any other country In the world. Well,
what Is the result? Your youngster might
llvo to become a captain, and then die and
leave a widow with half-grown ohildren
penniless. I have seen so muoh of all that in
vay oxperionco that I do not hesitate to ad
vise you against tho proposition. No, sir j do
not send him to the Point or Annapolis.
Oivo him a rixpoc table trade or a profession.
But do not put him In tho amy unless you
can give him enough money to make him
comfortable abovo and beyond all rellano
upon his salary."
IT MADE THE JEHJIIBORS TALK.
ntranre Tricks Wbleh Nature Played at tho
Home of an Iowa Farmer.
tkt Omaha ilM.l
The old ad ago that " lightning nover
strikes twico iu tho samo place" Is at Inst
dlsproven, providing tho story of a farm
laborer named Ueorgo Evans, who for tho
past weok haB been staying at the Bt. James
Hotel in this city, is truo. Evans boors the
reputation of honesty, and while his tale is a
strange one, thero is no reason to doubt its
possibility. His story Is as follows :
Evans stated to a See reporter that for tho
past threo years he has been employed by
Mr. James Q. Stevenson, a well-to-do farmer,
living in Iowa, about seventeen miles south
of Council Bluffs. During that time nature
has dealt unkindly with his former employer,
and the rules of generation have been most
culpably disobeyed inasmuoh as no less than
four freaks and possible candidates for dime
museum fame, have first drawn breath on his
farm. During the spring of 188S a lamb
was bom having only throe legs. It
was a healthy animal and straightway
became a greot fovorite with Mr. Stevenson's
children and was given the exalted position
of tho family pot by unanimous consent.
The animal, now a full-grown sheop, hobbles
around on his two front and ono hind leg in
a stoto of perpetual enjoymont. Even his
wool up to the preiont time has been con
sidered sacred, nnd he will not bo sheared
until bo is threo years of ago.
During the following summer a groy maro
was delivered of a foal, well formed, with
tho oxcoption thnt nature had forgotten to
supply her with but ono oar. Tho hide ono
tho right side of tho head was as smoothly
drawn as on tho body, and thoro was no hole
to even mark tho spot where that ear should
bo. Whilo this coinoidonco was the Bubicct
of considerable remark in tho neighbor
hood, nothing particular evolved from it
except the giving of a niok-namo to Mr.
Stevenson, who to this day is known by tho
sobrioquot of " One-Limbed Bteve." But
tho suporstitiously inclined in tho neighbor
hood found renewed cause during tho fol
lowing fall for announcing that n curso rested
upon the houso of Stevenson. This now fire
brand which caused the idiotio wisdom of be
lievers in things supernatural to loudly ex
plodo and added many now convorts to their
ranks was tho birth of a calf during tho pros
ont year which shortly after devolopod into a
freak of tho first magnitude by tho discovory
that it had threo distinct horns. Tho third
horn was exactly in the middle of tho fore
head and grow fust below the oyos. After a
time tho gossip subsided, bnt a new impetus
was given to scandalmongers eight woeks ago
to continue thorn in their provious opinions
and openly expressed bellof in the interfer
ence of supernatural powers to cause
thoir neighbor humiliation and suffer
ing. This event was nothing moro nor less
than the birth of a malo Infant having but
ono leg. Tho child lived bnt a few hours and
we buried on tho farm. The tongues of the
goksips wagged furiously, and it was even
intimated that Mr. Stevenson was receiving
punishment at the hands of God for crimes
committed In tho past. Finally one old tea
table gossip felt herself called upon to In
form Bister Stevenson " that a curse rested
upon the home of her husband, and so
worked upon tho fears of the lady, who was
In a most delicate state of health, as to cause
temporary Insanity, during which she mado
piteous appeals to her huBband to confess his
crimes and appeal to his heavenly father for
forgiveness. Two weeks ago Mrs. Stevenson
again became rational, and on advice of hor
physician a change of soono for the siok lady
was resolved upon, and yesterday the family
Rtartod for their former homo in Now York
Genius Dorn of Poverty.
IJVM fA CKUaao ZW6uf.
Qneor Incidents occur in the lives of gam
blers still remaining in Chicago. A few
mornings ago two of them who work together
found thomselvcs without the possession of
money enough for a breakfast. They had
i'ust ten centB between them that is, one man
lad ton cents and the other had nothing.
After debating tho matter a whilo thoy con
cluded to visit a cheap counter restaurant on
Clark streat. Wandering in with tho air of
men who didn't mind expenso, ono of them
said he had a fancy for a couple of dough
nuts, and asked the other if he wouldn't
havo something, too. No. tho other didn't
caro to eat, but, lie would take a cup of coffee.
Tho doughnuts and coffee woro accordingly
ordered, and tho two men chatted and
drnnk nnd ato. Tho man with tho coffoo,
iu an abstracted way, picked up ono of
tho doughnuts and ate it as he sipped away.
Tho other ato without drinking anything
but water. The cut) of coffoo was nearly
finished, and the waiter's back was turned.
Tho drinker took from his vest pocket a
dead cockroach and dropped It into the
drogs at the bottom of the cup. Thon he
started back with an oxclamation of disgust,
and called to the waitor. The waiter came,
and was asked to look into tho oup. Tho
customer put tho case :
"I can't stand that, you know I You'll
hovo to give me another cup of coffoo."
Another cup was brought, and tho man
who had been drinking sipped at it and then
nut it down. Tho memory of tho cockroach
was apparently still with him. He said he
fucssed ho didn't want any more, after all.
Us friend laughed at him, and, to show that
ho couldn't bo affected by a little reminis
cence like that, drank the coffoo off bravely.
The two fllod out of tho restaurant. Thoy
said nothing until thoy were half a block
away, ana then ono of thorn romarked ;
" It takes more genius to live now than it
did a while ago, doesn't it, Jno ?"
Blanledaas and Mosquito? la Alaska.
Thero is one artiolo of value found quite
frequently herealiouts, particularly back
from the shore, in the river bottoms and
mornssea, that ought not to ho allowed to bo
broken up and despoiled, as 1b now the caso,
and that is the remains of mastodons. Mas.
todon ivory is offered for salo by natives
nearly every yean tho tusks frequently being
cut Into two or moro pieces. If so many
tusks aro found, why would not a systematic
aud well-planned search result in the finding
of one completo skeleton at least, perhaps
If tho mosquito of the mastodon peripd had
tho business in him that tho mosquito of the
prosent period has. it is no wonder that tho
huge creatures wero exterminated. I have
seen those mild little creatures called mos
quitoes that tho inhabitants of certain sec
tions of New Jersey aro wont to brag about.
I havo also seen those loss mild creatures
along the southern coast of Massachusetts,
likewise called mosquitoes, that aro said to
catch bluefish and herring, but they are like
cats compared to tigers when taken into con
sideration with their fellow-creatures up
here. These are the cause of tho mastodon
becoming extant, so Danio Itumor says. Tho
huge creatures wallowed into the mire to es
cape thoir pestiferous enemy, and never got
out again. When tho stock of mastodon
skeletons runs out Arctio mosquito skeletons
can be fallen back on and cause just as much
awo and admiration.
Iteaaon of a Naur.
(Yon lAf DnImIA I'uragrapJktr,
V ben they pass the refreshments around and the
guests nibble the food from their knees, we call It
a no-table event.
JOVIAL TCTAB COWBQYB.
How Tfcoy Killed the Car with Life on Tnetr
Way lo III Fair.
ITtwat Oorrttpondmtt qfikl JVw Orleani IVeajnn.
There was a noisy sort of n to-do In the car
as wo entered it. Our baskets and sntchols
ond bundles wero Beized and doposited in
handy places open windows wero pulled
down t some 01 was shoveled into the
already rod-hot stove ; a fat man was uncero.
mcniouslv hustled out of his placo by tho
firo, and tho seat brushed off, and a chorus
of voices demanded to know what moro
could bo dono to mako us comfortable.
I sank upon tho sent and gazod bewildered
into tho ring of faces gathered about me.
Thoy were nosh, boyish faces, frnhk ond
pleasant-looking, but I had noer seen ono
of thorn before. I gradually came to under
stand that this crowd of cowboys, on their
way to the Dallas fair, wero simply trying to
bo kind to a forlorn, cold, wet, lone woman
and a tired child.
There were eight or ton of them. They woro
enormous wntchohains freighted with dang
ling charms; their wido hats were profusely
ombroidored with silver cord ; thoir pockots
were stuffed w ith silver dollars which thoy
wero enger to spond. Thoy lnughcd nt every
thing and everybody, and most of oil at them
selves and their own not always highly
polished jokes. Thoy chaffed the "train
butcher," and were eminently tickled over
his mildly remonstrant replies ; they pounced
upon " Tho Story of a Cowboy " in his col.
lection of books ond read portions of it aloud
with mighty guffaws of delight. When the
agent of a now-fanglod washing machine
came around handing about his circulars,
thoy grinned knowingly, and ono of them
observed that he knowed of a woshln' mochine
out in Hnskoll Connty that was eighteen year
old and gittin' better over year. "Her
name is Lizzy Marts," he added, solemnly,
winking with one oye at tho washing-machine
man ond at mo with tho other. And then
they all slapped their knees and roared again.
I tried to be stiff ond dignified with the
youngsters ; but, dear mo, tho sunniness of
thorn would havo melted an iceberg, and long
bofore it was time to open tho lunoh-basket,
stuffed to the brim by Light-in tho-Heart's
careful hands, I was hobnobbing gaily with
them and had promised to make the round of
thoir randies next Bummer ; I had half-way
agrood to accept a pair of ponies out of a
" bunch " in tho froight-car going to the
fair had heard bow ono homesick boy some
times cried ovor his mother's letters nnd how
another " wished ho hadn't been away from
home and left Dad tho bag to hold." More
over, I know all about Lizzy Maria, even to
tho color of her hair I
I left them at Waco ; they escorted us out,
bag and baggage, and rushed back to throw
up tho car windows and halloo a noisy good
by as the train moved away from the dark
and wot platform.
"Don't forget them papers you promised
"I'll havo you a daisy team broke in by
next summer, ond don't you forget It I"
" Bo sure and come now."
"Bring Pearl 1"
"And Polly Cologne I"
God's blossings go with you wherovor you
may go, my bonny lads I May your horses
nover fall lame I May your cattle never
stampede I May thero be alwayB o bit of
bacon to your frying-pans and coffee to your
coffee-pot 1 May tho love-lit oyos of vour
washing-machines never grow dim and their
brown hands never forget their cunning.
a en. Writ Wears "GoJInses" Now.
IFrom tt nvr fowl.
Gen. " Givo 'em, Ac," West has got a now
pair of suspenders whloh were given him
yesterday afternoon by the employees of tho
StatoHouso. Colorado's Adjutant-General,
whose elegant aphorism, created during the
recent struggles with our Uto frionds, will
toko place with Baker Pasha's celobrated
command, " Git up that hill, boys, and git
up it d d quick," has a morbid horror of any
of the nineteenth century improvements on
civilization, which every loyal Missourian is
sure to entertain, and ho has a
spocial antipathy agin' galluses, which
in his oyes aro characteristic of a
dude. " A strap, sir, a strap was meant for
holding up tho pants," said the commander-in-chief
to ono of tho citizen soldiers, when
reproached for not wearing suspenders. " No
gentleman," said ho, " would be guilty of
wearing suspenders. Looks too muoh like
wlmmin's garters, and men's shoulders ain't
tho place for them." Itepoated attempts
wero mado to indnco the Gonoral to wear
" thorn things," but ho always refused with
tho portinacity which in a Missourian is an
irrosistible quality. Then his admiring
frionds determiued to mako tho old
gentleman do so, and yosterday one
of the auditor's staff supposod to be
Huskius eut about collecting sub
scriptions, and realizing about $2, bought a
pair of galluses, a symphony in blue and
gold. Tho boys then crowdod into tho Ad-lutant-Gtneral's
office and surprisod Gen.
" Givo 'em " in his studies of tho campaigns
of Darius. In n neat speech Auditor Kings
ley presented tho much-despised suspenders
and tho recipient respondod generously,
thanking tho donors, but deploring the fact
that tho world had come to such n period that
its atrocious foibles wore thrust upon a man
of his standing. Ho accepted the suspenders,
put them on and proceeded to wet 'em.which
cost only about four times as much as tho
articles thomsolves. Thero is now general
rejoicing in tho State House.
Whiskey for Jall.IUrds.
Vom (A Chicago tftwt.
"It's a noteworthy fact," said a well-known
criminal lawyer, "that almost the first re
quest a lawyer will recolve when ho comes to
visit his client in the jail will be in tho form
of o domand for liquor. Crime and tho
drinking habit aro twin brothers, and it is, I
can assure you, a very rare thing in our ex.
perience to meet a jail.bird who Is not ad
dicted to strong drink. But what are you go
ing to do ? Your man craves for his old stimu
lant, begs for it with more earnestness
than ho docs for his freedom. He must have
it. and as a rule he rets it. too. I'll tell vnn
how. When ho becomes annoyingly persist
ent wo say to him s ' Get your liquor, if you
must havo it, in the regular way. No lawyer
will take It to you. That Isn't professional.'
Thon ho cries : ' But what is the regular way ?
It is not allowed in the jail: how can I get
it ?' Wo ask him : ' Haven't you some rela
tive or acquaintance of the other sex ? Let
her bring it in. She can carry it easily undor
a shawl or cloak, and whilo standing up closo
to tho wire talking to you she can smuggle
tho stuff in without ouy trouble.' Now. to
make myself understood, I'll tell you that
thero is moro than ono rubber tubo in
the jail, carefully stored away In cells
occupied by tho experienced boarders,
and that theso tubos aro protty regularly
made to do syphon duty from one whiskey
flask to another. The prisoner gets hold of
an empty flask that is easily done ; he Is
visited by his fomalo relative, who carries
under her shawl a flask full of liquor. The
tubo is put out through the wire-netting and
tho other end is inserted in the bottle. The
other end the prisoner takes in his mouth
and proceods at onco to establish a suction
on it that onuses the whiskey to lcavo tho
first bottlo and flow steadily into the other
bottle, whloh is conveniently hid under the
fellow's coat. Woll, that is one way of get
ting in contraband goods."
The Nad In Art.
IFrom t JVw OrIa ifcayviw.
It Is easy enough to distinguished n decent
from an indecent picture by its obvious ex.
preBsion, and the critic need not be either an
art connoissieur or a professor of piety. The
question then is i " Who shall be censors of
art morals ?" Apparently, If the Bole right
to discriminate in such matters be left to a
lot of private detectives, the whole affair will
degenerate into a business of blackmail nt
the expenso both of art and literals.
Henntor Nherman'a Platform.
IfYom 4 llamthffr Union.
Senator John Sherman's platform of pro
tection and n fair oount in tho South finds
little fnvor with the people. Everybody
wants tariff reform nnd a sample of what he
calls a fair count was furnished the country
in 187G, and ono dose is enough. It is hard
work putting life into an issue so Ions dead.
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FOU THE 1'OtUTIVK CUUB OV
Nsrvoasaess, Weaknesa Nervons Debility,
Nervous and Physical Bzhaaitloa, Ner
vaua I'roatratlon, Mleeplensneo, Despond
ency. Depression of tho Blind, Tlynterlft,
Tendrncv to InnnnltT, PnrnlyoU. Nntnb
sen, Trembling, Neuralaln, Uhenmatlaiu,
Pnlm In Nlia nnd Hack, Cold Feet nnd
I.ltnba, Apoplexy, Epileptic Fit, ft.
Tlliia notice, rnlpltntlon or tbe Henri,
Nervout and HleU llrailarlie, Tired Feel
Ins, Nnrvona Dyapepala, Indllieatlon and
Lou of Appetite, and all Dlaeaaea of the
"Weak, Nervous snd Tired.
Thus sra tbe JotUngt rem which so msnj com.
plain. Tbr are weak, tired and oxhauitedi tbey bare
no appetite, noitrengtb, and no Ufa or ambition) tbey
become Irritable, oroia, bine and discouraged t In some
oases there are pains and acbea In various parte of the
bod, and there Is often IndUjeaUon, dyspepsia, dnll bead
and general dispirited feeling,
ItRHTIiUHH AND Sleeplessness, with
nights, follows. Persons realise at the end of the day's
work tbst If a nlght'a perfect sleep and repose could be
bad, they would wake refreshed and with new energy,
strength and nerre power for theoomlng day's work.
This repose Is often sought in rain, and they wake each
morning feeling tired, languid and enervated, with dull
hoad and ssnse of exhaustion. Often persons may sleep,
but the sleop will be troubled and rosUeaat thero may be
frequent waking during tbe night, with difficulty
of again reposing the system to sleep. In many cases
where sleep at last oomes to the weary brain, It is of a
light and superficial character, often disturbed by
dresms, and from which the system reoeWes very little
NKRVOUH DB1UMTY AND PHYSICAL
Many persons complain of physical and nervous weak
ness and exhaustion ; there la prostration of the physloal
ftrength, a tired feeling, with no inclination fer ex
ertion, 'and the power to work is diminished I the patient
wakea mornlnga tired and unrefreahed ; there is an ex
treme nerroua and irritable condition, a dull, cloudy
senssUon, often aooompanlod by disagreeable feellnga
in the bead and eyea ; the thoughts wander eaiilo,
thinking and study beoome difficult, even reading
fatigues the mind, making the person drowry ; there
will be gradual failing of strength, with weskuoM and
pain in the back ; bad taste in the month mornings ; the
vision becomes dim, the memory impaired, and there is
frequent dirtiness the nerves become so weakened
after a time that the least excitement or shock will
flush the face, bring a tremor, or trembling or palpita
tion of the heart.
I'llOHTKATION AND After a timo, if the dls
1'AUAIjYMIS. eaao la not checked,
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set In, with oold feet and legs, numbness and trembling
of the extremities, prickling sensation and weakness,
and weariness of the limbs. Thousands of poople be
oome prostrated or paralyzed, and drag out miserable
existences, mere wrecks of their former selres, simply
by neglecting the symptoms in the beginning. Persons
often negleot the first symptoms of that worst of sil af
aiKNTAt. DEPUESMlON factions. Insanity,
AND 1NMANITY. not knowing that
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A Turkey UaUle.
(M tA Bufalo Courltr.J
Tho hank teller, who has boen ailing for
some timo, was soon at a Main street resort
last night indulging in a turkey raffle. As
fortune would havo it, he won a aix-pound
bird, and his friends, many of who9 lis had
novor met before, crowded around him and
congratulated him. Thon thoy swarmed him
over to the bar, and, of course, it was nocos
sary to order Bomo slight liquid refreshment
for tho gentlemen who felt so amicablv dis-
Jtosed towards him. Ono hundred and fifty
agors wcro quickly disposed of, and tho
bank toller waxed hilarious. Taking tho
turkey by the logs he swung it round his
head In triumph, and at the suggestion of a
scoro of gentlemen ho set 'em up again.
Before he loft the placo ho hod paid for $20
worth of liquor, but he got homo about 3
o'clock this morning with the great Ameri
can bird, and in his excitement took the
fowl to bed with him and carefully reposed
its head on tho pillow between him ond his
wifo. The astonishment and indignation of
tho bank.teller's wife when she awoke and saw
the scrawny bird in bed baffles description.
Bhe threw the turkoy out on tho floor and
pushed her lord after it before he was fairly
awake. When he got his oyes open wide
enough to see, she accused him of coming
in drunk, else how could he ever have dono
suoh a thing. And now it is feared the bank,
teller's Thanksgiving will not bo a happy
one, for he's out of pooket and reputation,
and she is out of patience with him. So much
for a turkey raffle.
A Floral Italnbavr."
IJVom U JVaiatfll Anca.J
The chrysanthemum Is rightly termed the
queen of autumn. When most flowers have
shed their petals or have taken on alack,
lustre appearance, this one opens to the
smiles of the lessening sun and crowns the
dying season with Its marvellous hues. What
might not be written of it 1 Shall we say
that the world'B artist, his year's work ended,
drops among us his pallet and pours out his
remaining colors ? Or that it is a song-score
in tints, a translation of those low melodies
of autumn wrought by the south wind upon
a thousand harps ? What matter I They ore
here, banked against tho fences, trailing on
the sod, nestling in cosy nooks, tangling Into
hedges, a great floral rainbow with one end
In the summer's sun and ono in the frost of
winter; one in a pot of gold and one in a pot
of silver, If we could only reach far enough
and deep enough to find them,
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TOM 0RMSBF3 GALLANT FIGHT.
Terrible Strnjrclo with a Prisoner In a Rase
away Palral Wagea.
ft-ent f A Omaha Be: '
In the patrol wagon about midnight last
night thore was enacted one of the most det
perato and bloody strngcles and exhibitions of
conrage and pluck on the part of an officer
yet known in the police history of Omaha,
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was acting as conductor of the patrol wagon''
last evening, and was callod to the corner of
Twelfth and Donglas streets to take chorea
of a prisoner named Tim O'Baylo. On tho
way to the police station the prisoner Bud
donly mado a dash for liberty, when he was
thwarted by tho officer. Then followed a
desperato struggle between officer and cap
tive. When Tom, who only got up from n i
sick-bed a few days ago, found himself too"
weak to successfully cope with tho prisoner,
he called to Jim O'Brien, the driver for
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tion and throw O'Brien to the pavement,
knocking him senseless and cutting his face
and head badly. Meanwhile the horses, find
ing themselves free, dashed furiously down
Dodge street with Ormfiby and his prisoner
still battling for tho upper hand. As the
patrol went flying up Sixteenth street, the
prisoner managed to get hold of his revolver
and fired threo times at Ormsby, but fortu
nately none of the Dullets took effect. Tho
officor finally managed to squeeze tho weapon,
from Boyle's hand and threw It into tho
streot. Whon tho runaway team had reached
Shonnan avenue, O'lloyle again managed to
get tho nppor hand of Ormsby, and, liftinu
him up bodily he throw him violently to th
pavement. Tom was frightfully cut up by
this fall, the flesh on his forehead being spill
from top to bottom, exposing the skull, nii
nose was split on the side, and otherwise hor
ribly bruised, and his chin sustained three
wounds.But in a second the plucky officer wot
on his feet again,and,rnnning after the patrol,
he managed to catch it just as O'Boyle was on
the point of leaving it. With a single blow
from his billy Ormsby knocked his opponent
back into tho bottom of the patrol, when fol
lowed another fierce battle for tho possession
of tho billy, which only ended by the horses
running against a tree in front of Fort Om '
ha, shattering the patrol wagon and throwing
both the combatants to the ground. The
dauntless officer, howover, again grappled
with the prisoner, and sounding an alarm, in
n few seconds some of the soldiers from ths
fort appeared. The situation was explained,
a Government hack was brought out and,
under the surveillance of the soldiery, tha
bloody pair were escorted to tho police sta
tion, where Ormsby, hatless. costless and un
recognizable, save by his voioe, delivered Tip
his prisoner about 1 o'clock.
Dr. Ralph and an assistant were called, ana
the wounds of the trio were dressed, tho phy
sicians finding it necessary to sow up the
frightful wound In Ormsb.vTs head. The In-
juries of O'Brien, the driver, wero found to
be less than those of Ormsby, while the pris
oner who had caused all the trouble was UK
least hurt of all.
Mr. Maxwell's Lively Yottna; Def .
yVssi tht Hampton (0a.) rtstei.J
On last Sunday a dog belonging to Mr. 1
James Maxwell, was fonnd in an old dry f!'
in the rear of the Pritohett warehouse. Mr.
Maxwell took a rope in which he fixed a run
ning noose and let down in the well intend
ing to pat it over the dog's head ond drajf
him out. The dog caught the rope In nl
mouth and Mr. Maxwell began drawing tdm
up. When within about three feet of tbe top
his hold gave way and he fell back to the bot
tom. The rope was again lowered andagaU
tho dog caught it In his month nndwftf '
drawn safely to tho top. He appeared
rery prond of his delivery from tho well
and scampored off in Croat style, ranntnij
through the houso, jumping through gUM
windows and cutting up generally. No on
thought of its being mad until about 3 o'eloos
In tho evening, when Mr. Colo Parish started
homo. Just as ho was passing the reaidenes -,
of Mr. Maxwell the dog mode a break for hint.
He klokod him off, but ho came back ogAln, ,
fastening his teeth in his arm and drawn .1
She blood. He was gotten looso, when n
inmediately wont for a small nogro near teQ
ilting him in one or two places. Ho also d ,
ono or two dogs. A posse armed with gonii
Iiietols and axes soon put an end to the rabla
ruto. Mr. Pariah seems Yery Httle.alAnnod, .
and savs he don't think the blto will amount :
to anything. ' ;