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THE OMAHA DAILY MAY. . 1 , 18G.
THE DAISY OF A FUNERAL Bow Jim Hastings "Was Shot and Placed at Placervillo. A 1'oiirifr AVonmitVlioflo "Second Pn Wan Shot Just Mko the first" -A Scrap nt the Oravo. Denver Tribune-Republican : A minor from the San Miguel country was niut by a Tribune-Republican reporter at the American House last evening. After she wi ig some specimens of ore from that country , which ho thought second to none brought out of Pitkln county , Iho conversation turned to lifo in the San Miguel nnd Dolores county. Then tlio visitor told of a funeral at Lower Placer- villo , in San Mlnguel county , some tlmo ago , which ho thought equal to Buck Fnnshim'fl ' grand send-ofT. Ilo said : "Thcro was a man named Jim Hast ings , who kept a saloon at Lower Placer- villo , which was about as rough a settle ment as Virginia City In its palmy days , only not so extensive. Winter was a great time for the miners to gather at Hustings' ' to sample valley tan , refined kerosene , tanglefoot and other products of the chemical labratory. In tlio sum mer the drinks wore divided between Tcllurido and Placorville , the liquor was plentiful in those days as it is now. Temperance principle * were scarcer than mermaids in these days. "Ono day a man named Hill Jones , nftcrgetlinp wull corned up on whisky ho had bought of Hastings , wandered in to the saloon with a six-shooror nnd sent in for Hastings , who was eating his din ner , to como and have n drink with him. Hastings went out , but ho had his ax with him and ordered Jones out. " 'Woll , you needn't bo so huffy about it , seeing that you sold mo the liquor I got full on , ' replied the man. HE DHO1TED HIM. "Hastings repeated his invitation to skip , Raying , ' ( Jet out of hero. I don't care for your six-shooter or your entire arsenal. ' Then ho in ado n pass with his axe at Jones , it grazed his head. That was Hastings' last voluntary rnovo. Jones dropped him in his tracks with a ball through the heart , and then walked loUnrcly out as though nothing in par- tiotilar had happened nnd skipped the country. The first the community know of it was when the dead man's step daughter ran up the street crying , 'My papa's shot ! My papa's shot , just as my first papa was killed. ' After being calmed and tolling the story , she ex plained that she didn't'care after all. Her mamma had been through the dead man's pockets and got all his money , so thdy would bo provided for any how. The boys thought that they must have n funeral so as a Tim Crow carpenter made a box largo ( mough to hold half a do/en Hastingstno boys rolled the corpse up in blankets , tumbled him into tlio box , hammered down the lid with blows as though from an auctioneer's gavel , the box was tilted across the back of a burro , and then the procession started for the grave. And such a procession ! Every mother's son was full , including the disconsolate wid- dcr and another particular female friend of tlio deceased. There was no minister within 100 miles , and he was inaccessible because of thu snow. Hut then the sur roundings of that funeral were in perfect keeping with tlio character of the gentle man in box. The only two sober men iu tlio camp were delegated to dig the grave. tBut they were not looking fora mastodon burial-caso , and had onlv dug for a de cent-sized collin. So when the motley procession , whoso ludicrous attempt tote to loot and act soberly turned the whole thing Into n farce , finally wandered on to tlio scene , the collin would not go in the grave. A vigorous stream of profan ity was turned on , but that did not help matters , and the grave-diggers who were the only ones sober enough to han dle a spad' ) had to get into the grave and do thoii work over again , much to their disgust. Even then the box had to bo jammed into its place. A QUEEIt ItlTUAL. "At this moment some ono suggested that u hymn and prayer would bo emi nently appropriate , but none dared to volunteer. Finally some ono in a fit of desperation essayed : . . "When 1 can read my title clear. " ja recollection of boyhood in a moro civil- > ' - izcd clime. But ho struck it in the key of A , and the iirst line ended in a broken- necked sort of u squak that llattcncd out the entire crowd. After such an effort no ono certainly hud the hardihood to * attempt pruj er. So , amid that maudlin ir'-tlirong of mourners ( ? ) the sober men 'began to shovel in the dirt. When the ' * * grave was perhaps half full , the ubsonco of prayer so affected one of the crowd that ho started out on what sailors would call u tack with three sheets in thn wind and his helm pointing six ways for Sunday. Instantly ovcry hat come off , and heads . , vfcro ducked with a suddenness that lost jiV'sovoral tholr balance. The impromtu clergyman rambled round from ragged parts of the ten commandments to dis jointed selections of Malnclii and < v Revelations. Ho prayed for the chil dren of Israel , their parents and all their - relations , and had struck a streak of in- * feiisu originality , when the weeping c-.widdor noticed bur female companion * shedding tar.rs. What business had this f . woman to shed lojirs at the grave of another woman's man ? She had before f suspected this woman hail been alienat ing her lalo liege lord's nffceliona ; now jv't'ho w-idder know U. So shu sailed in , ivntooth , tou-nail and tongue. The grief- 1 BtricKun fumalo responded fuellngly , thu fnir pVsotmdiHl with curses ; the prayers , corpse and all also was forgotten , as ono by onu the mourners took a hand in the racket , Thu combatants desisted linally | - from sheer exhaustion , and thu wUIdcr was berne dcfuntud from thu Held , on thu same burro that carried in her husband's. jf'-Tho gruvo wtus forgotten until the pext ( t ilay , when the two sober moil returned to finish their lob. A rudu cross was set v up , not at thu nuad , but at thn foot , for , Iho diggers had got twisted around as to * how the deceased lay. Then they . scratched on the horl/.ontal arms , 'Ho : Hosts in Peace , ' with a hand pointing .Nido'wn , instead of the other way. Whoit , 'llthe news got out of the camp , the state ' papers referred to thu killing us a minor t r I * * ; . FOR JHE LADIES ONLY. - , . -.Ono of the GroatcHt Blysnirios or Id To BIuniiKlng a Jlustmml. Now Orleans States ; Ono of the great est mysteries of lifo to mo , and onu that still remains so a ft or much thought and studv on Iho subject , is just how somu women do manage a husband so charm ingly , while others make such doleful failures. I was u visitor on onu occasion in u certain household , which I will not \ nuuio here , whciu the man of thu house was not an object of the least solicitude ou-thu part of any member of thu fam ily ; In fact , ho was simply tolerated as a sort of draught-horso to Keup thu family machinery moving. The impression i/soumed to pervadu the minds of wife s"1 Und children that ho stayed down town -allday "having a good time , " tolling VtrtoHes and having innumerable "nips" ' with that mysterious "other man , " and that- the hard , dull routine of business ' was the last thing ho ever troubled him- " about. 1 used to feel really sorry for I'lm ' when ho would como homo ' t night with such a careworn and troubled look on his face , for I know - . . only too well what an exacting wife ho A * * * ' , who literally kept Ilia unso to the feriiidstouo. When she would eye sus- plciously , nnd In n harsh , fretful voice ask him "why ho did not como homo sooner , " nnd then would commence such a scries of questioning and a regular siege of systematic nagging that if I had been a man In his place it would have driven mo out of the house Not a bit of It. This wife know her man and the man was used to this sort of " homo rule"tho ono object of liis lifo being to Keep peace in his family. Instead of reading the riot act to his domestic tyrant , nnd as serting his authority as 1 have seen other men ilo under similar circumstances , lie was ono of the most amiable of husbands mid complied with every demand of his wife with the most loving submission. What is strong meat to ono would bo pois on to another and 1 would not advi.so you to try this walk-over system until other means had failed. Some men love to bo pelted and praised , and if they don't get it at homo they uro pretty apt to senk it elsewhere. All the crying and scolding you can do will not "keep them In at night. " Thov uro jolly and jovial in disposition , anil love good company and comronial com panionship , and tiiu world is full of just such "jolly follows ; " and if the counter attractions of home and fireside are not brighter and bettur than tlioy find out- Hide , thu lessor attractions will go to the wall. Thesu are the sort of men who have been used to the gentle , tender ways of loving hiothors mothers who used to look at thorn with fond , appreciative eyes , which oven tlio film of death cannot blot from their memory , who had always kind words of welcome , to whom they could always take their boyish cares , disap pointments and aspirations , fooling as sured of that sympathy which was ever allvo and responsive , kindling a llamo of love that brightened uvcry shadow of their boyhood days. There are any number of men , eapcci- ally among the soft-lroartcd of tholr sox , who dearly love to bo managed. Tlioy glory in hearing the persuading voice in their car and fuel loving arms around their necks. A petition , supplemented by glowing tenderness , although the ob ject of the caresses may be well under stood , will bo granted before it assumes shape in words. They take a pride in their miictncss , enjoying the situation immensely , from the very consciousness of their supremacy. Doing * masters of thn situation , they observe with inward amusement the little artifices and wire pulling of tlio fair diplomats , and par don them for the mere pleasure it gives them of yielding. They never lose sight of tha fact , however , that if necessity re quired it "thov could kick ever the tracus and smash tlio whole equipage into a thousand splinters. " Woe bo unto the woman who loses sight of this fact her self by this seeming go-as-jou-pleaso pace to bo betrayed into drawing thu reins too tightly and rendering these Samsons restive , and force them to the conclusion that they have been too in dulgent and that it was about time "to put a stop to all this sort of thing. " When to draw u line requires tlio most discriminating judgment on the part of a wife in all matters pertaining to domes tic bliss. Men are perverse animals at best and are dreadfully jealous of their prerogatives as lords ot creation , and being the heads of at least their family , when they know their power is recog nized and properly acknowledged in the household , tlioy seldom feel there is any occasion to rise up in their strength and assert their authority. There are many stupid husbands who do not know that they are being man aged , and many clover women who make their husbands bclicvo they are the most submissive of wives , gaining con trol of them without once alarming or wounding their self-respuct or vanity , milking them think the way they are being led is just the way they had planned , but I believe , after all , the best advice I can giyo you , my fair bride , is the same as a wise woman , once said to her only married daughter : "Givo your husband his own way for twelve months and you will have yours for the rest of your life. " CALIFORNIA SPECULATING. Story of the Rise nml Fall of a San FriinolBCO Book-Kocpcr. San .Francisco . Correspondence Sacra mento Boo : I am confident that tlio romance of a stock gambler will never bo written. Lifo here is too rapid , too pushing for men to pause and reflect on that curious "lias been" of San Francisco. Hut I never stroll down Pine street , or linger in the shadows of Pauper alley , but I meet some ono who would bo en titled to a place m that unwritten romance. The tall figure , a face clean cut and relined , gait slow and painful from the elluct ot aii old wound , is before ino as I write. J'anies D. Walker ton ' years ago was a mcmbor'of the bonan/.a lirm , ami his cheek was good for ? 500,000 , aye , or a million , at any , bank in the country. Theil Flood and Fair bought him out , and Walker opened a broker's otlicc under the Nuyada bank'and did all thu business of his former partners. In those times 1'lood , Fair and Mackoy \vece on the top notch of speculation. They were swinging the market at their own sweet will , nnd making or breaking thousands who were battling with the llerco tide of stock gambling. Alexan der Austin , or "Saml ' , " j\s \ liis friends used to call him , had just served his term us tax collector , and went In , with Walker. How they did make 'things boom ! The high salaried clerks tlio book-keeper got $100 a month , and had a .sumptuous lunch survcd qvory day in a largu room in the roar of thu ollicu at the expense of tlio "linn. Their expenses were enormous , hut so was their busi ness. The partners were clearing $20- 000 a month , but they wortf standing on thu brink of a precipice. 1'lood remarked that othur and outside brok6rs'wuro ma nipulating certain stocks precisely as his own brokers. This would never do , so ho called a consultation , and informed the Walker firm that this sort of thing would not do , that there was a traitor in the camp somewhere , and that , unless he was detected and fired , their relations could not continue. Close and earnest investigation was made , but without avail. 1'hon came a transaction of moro than ordinary im portance , but to tlio intense disgust of tiiu bonanza firm , it was apparently foreseen and anticipated by these same outside brokers , kept posted , apparently , by some traitor In thu Walkur-Austin camp. Then the bonanxa.pcoplochangud their broker , and from that hour tlio for tunes of Walker & Co. begun to decline. Matters gruw worse und worso. Austin committed suicide. Walker sold a mag nificent mansion in Oakland which cost him oloso on $ .100,000 to prop up the wan ing glory of the swell linn. At last it was a clean casn of bust , and I don't be- HoyoMr. Walkur to-day could put his hand an if.'OO. I saw him looking wist fully at thu Nevada Hank building , prob ably comparing the dlllofunt states of Flood , the member , and Walkur , the ex- mumbor of the bonanza firm. Hu dis covered whoii too late that the high- priced bookkeeper was the traitor. Ho sold his employers , but no luck overcame came of his treachery , and ho is to-day kuopin" books for a Hebrew clothes- dealer m Portland , Ore , * Walker Is but a typo of hundreds of others who have had their clinncu and their day on Pine street. With a strange fatuity those wrecks still cling to the locality whcro tlwy made and lost for tunes in tlio past , though nine-tenths of them have not a dime to speculate with , and could not get credit for a glass of lager , when their names a decade ' ago were sutllcicnt guarantee for'a dozen or fifty oases of champagne. A few have pulled out with a small stake , aud there aru some on the street there yet who havu a little money , and would speculate if they saw an opening , and not a few fanatics who await the coming of the Mcssiahi-rtho-discovery of another great bonanza , ANOTHER STRIKE. The Modest DoniAiiilfl Mndo by tlio Soliool-Boys or Prop's Corners. Texas Slftings. Hut the climax came ono morning when the teacher found himself alnnu In the citadel of learning , ami all tlio scholar * out on a strike. They had assembled on the "green" in front of the schoolhouse , and uttered de risive cheers ns ho frantically ranjj the bell for school to "como In. " Then ho tried persuasions , afterwards threats said ho would send for the "trus tees" but none of these means availing , ho wisely concluded to wait events. Finally , after consultation , a deputation of boya advanced somewhat guardedly to the school house door , where they were confronted by the amnzod and irate mas ter , who demanded to know the cause of this mutinous and threatening demon stration. A big boy , who headed the delegation , spoke up and said. "Wo'vo struck , and that's all there la about It. Wo have got grievances and wo'vo resolved that.thls ore school shall ti up until they're righted. " Then ho presented the following list of reforms demanded , which he said must be acceded to or the strike would bo in- dellnitoly continued : I. A reduction of the hours of study. 3. An increase in the periods of rceos1 ? . 3. Noon to begin at 11 o'clock and ex tend to 1:30 : or a , according to the condi tion of tlio weather. 4. School shall let out any afternoon when thcro is a base ball match or circus within liftcon miles. G. Any scholar who wants a "reward ot merit" to carry homo to his parents can have it at wholesale cost price. i 0. Ferrules lo bo made of soft wood , * 7. The old-timo ctiatoni of punishing boys by compelling them to sit with the1 girls shall bo immediately restored. 8. A boy who holds up his right hand and says , "please , sir , may I go outV" shall bo allowed to go , whether It bo necessary or not. 9. The number of bovs allowed to go > and fetch n pail of' water shall bo increased - creased from two to four , with proper allowance for time consumed in going and coming. 10. No boy shall bo pulshed for olTonslvo words spoken in * debate witli another boy. II. While believing in aibitratlon on general principles , wo insist that two boys who have a grudge to settle shall bo allowed to light it out between them selves. No teacher need apply a whip on account of it. ; 13. Any boy who tells on another boy shall bo boycotted. 13. No boy shall bo kept In after school except at his own request , as when an other boy is lying in wait to lick him. THE LATEST IN STRIKES. Kndlcnl Ideas Thnt Have Emanated from IMillntlelphln ami Louisville. New York Times : The progress of civ- ili/ation is full of cheerful aspects. None , hpvyover , are moro striking than the ra pidity with which a radical Idea spreads among the people. Emerson said that every reform began as a private opinion. The gentleman who first conceived tlio idea of the strike probably did not foresee the career of the child of his brain. The bootblacks of Louisville are among those upon whom this noble thought has re cently dawned with overmastering force. They have decided that , although 5 cents has long been deemed sullicient pecu niary compensation for a shine , they can get 10 by combining. They have there fore struck for one dime for ono shine , and have issued a manifesto declaring that they "will black no man" for a nickel. As unfortunately often happens , these. Knights of I/.ibor havo. not taken the trouble to see whether tliuy can got what they want without striking. They never asked any onu to give 10 cents. They have not shown any good reason why they should have 10 cents. Wo believe that this great strike will in the end fail. The gcntlenion of Louisville are abundantly able to black their own boots. Those who are unable probably have footmen or other servants who do not belong to the bootblacks' organization , and who will uonsont to ofliciato with "scabs" for a consideration of 25 cents a week e.\tra wages. The Louisville bootblacks should hayo tried arbitration. They may order a general tio-up , but as the shoes of Louisville are probably accustomed to that , the inhabitants regard the future with equanimity. Philadelphia , always ambitious to out strip tlio cll'oto cities of the west , and always foremost in the van of progress , has outdone Louisville. A few days ago 150 aged sailors in the naval asylum in that city struck against veal potple. They declared that it was bad , and , after marching into the dining hall , 'and sitting down to dinner , they simultaneously arose and marched out again dinnurlejs.1 They demand plum dull' , lob seouso , dandy funk and salt horse ; but they drdw the line at veal potpio. Lacking dulinlto" information , wo cannotspeak freely as her the merits of this momentous rttciHoV' Wo are not informed as to whether the'1 ancient mariners found fault with the crust of the pie or thu vciil. The crust may havu been of thn \yliioli.isiyaii- - ' ufnctiircd for trade purposes only'and in which the public has unquestionably hjst" confidence. The veal may have been of that variety which is familiarlycalled "bob. " Hut whatever the nio'rits 61 ! ) ? strike may bo , it opens' up a .future whose rosuato line is wholly dullghtfulto ; thu mental vision. . " . ? j Hereafter when a bo'afding-hoiise keeper insists upon giving her guests every day for dinlior roast beef over-done , they can Strike. Let thorn march into the dining hall , sit down , .rto * ) up. again , and depart dinnorloss. It"uitrito that the boarders will bu hungry. Hut. , then , what murit is there in a striker 'vvno wll ) not go hungry rather than submit to eat ing what ho docs not like ? The landlady may refuse to yield , and may advurtisu for non-union boarders to take the pbces of those out on a strike ; but the union men can then march in and Hiimnli the landlady's plates and cups nnd saucers ; Thov can also , if necessary , smash the heads of the "rat" boarders. They will probably bo arrested and punished ; but they can bo happy in tlio thought , that they have boon martyrs to a gl'oat cause , and have emulated the example sot by illustrious freight-handlers and street-car drivers of the days of yore , Thuro is also a chance for the paupers of America to follow out this great idea. Charity gives thi pauper bread , but ho tires of it somotimos. Lot him strike. Lot him loudly say , "wo don't want broadwo , want pio. " If the charitable organization doe's not comply with the demand , lut him refuse to take anything at all from it , and thus drive it out of the business , Wo could make many othur suggestions to thu oppressed and down trodden of this crushed and despot-ridden country , but it Is unnecessary. Our only regret in connection with tills matter is that Marcos Hozzaris did not live to see the outcome of thn divine idea to which ho gave uttcranco when ho promulgated the doctrine. "Striko , for your altars ami your fires. " Children need a good cough medi cine. Red Star Cougn Cure is free from opiates. When Hho Bald Donns He Took It. Hoston Advertiser : "I don't want any castor oil , " said a nick little boy , petulantly "and I ' take " lantly , won't it. "Why , Horace , " expostulated his moth er , "don't you know that castor oil is made from beans ? " And thu little boy , whoso faith iu his mother is perfect , tooic the dosa and feebly aslced for more. Sauce is capital for dyspeoUw. ARBOR DAYAMONG ; INDIANS Thousands of Tr''a Ranted by the Noble Beds on Yfthktdn Koservation , . i Sowing the BccA ofl Civilized Comfort on Treeless plains Progress ) or tlio ttulltuto IW Agriculture I'nttfnft'ln Crops. YAXKTOK AOB'NOY , I ) . T. , April 20. [ Correspondence tiltho HKK. ] Wlulo congress has beet ! cnjjasrcd in lengthened and vigorous ( lobules upon the bust solu tion of the Indian question , and agitation upon the subject lias long engaged the attention of the leading papers of the country , the Indians themselves , so fur atlonst as tlioso upon this reservation are concerned , are awakening at last to n true sense of their situation and arc quietly working out for themselves the problem of self support and iudopnnd- enco. On one of the oldest reservations of Dakota it might-bo supposed that the Indians should by this lime have been far advanced in matorSal progress , but by reason of bad management in former years at the hands of unscrupulous and negligent federal ofliolals , it has been only In recent times that any real inter-1 cst hus boon shown by the Ynnktons In agricultural and mechanical pursuits. Lvon whnn fortunate enough to bo under the management of a competent agent desirous of advancing , teaching and encouraging them , a change in na tional administration or the ro- ' tiramcnt of the persons from political life to whoso inlluence > 8itoh ofllcor owed his appointment , has brought with it a change of agents , and the good ofllccr was too often succeeded by ouo totally inollleient to attend to the duties of the position , the progress , per haps , just begun under the lormcr agent , has been WHOLLY O.VDOXr BY UIS SOCCESSOlt. Thus , the Indian has suffered by reason of the tips and downs of political life , of which ho knows nothing and cares btill less. Embracing more than -100,000 acres of arable land , capable of producing in abundance any crop indigenous to this climate , this rcsurvution presents the most favorable inducements to the cul tivation of the soil , which returns to the husbandman ample and substantial re muneration for the labor oxpendnd upon it. The only reason why to-day the Yankton Indians arc non-supporting , is , as before mentioned , because of the in capacity of former agents or their indif ference to the ultimate welfare of the wards entrusted to their charge. Hut under the fostering care of an honest agent they are rapidlyfldivesting them selves of the inilolcneo which lias en veloped them and are awakening to the advantages of labor und to a knowledge of the wealth to B < ? 'lbxtractcd from the bosom of Mother'Enrth. , A ride about the reservation fully demonstrates this fact. Everywhere are seen busy hands plowing and seoding.'l It is true that as yet tlio Indians ha.vo'ioi ' | mastered the details - tails of agriculture , but they are on the high road to more intimate knowledge of successful labor in this direction , liaeh help the other and .carrying their old trival relations , maintained m times of war and of the ebusc.rinto the peaceful pursuits of the fawn , thoycan be seen in bands traveling about the reservation plowing tills man'h fusM and sowing that man's plot. Your correspondent count ed nine teams and as many men en gaged in ulowingmndifeoeding a ton-acre tratc. Thus they.ttSMatooueianothcr and will continue to do s"o until taught to rely solely upon their own individual cilbrts. It was my good , fortune to wit ness last Saturday what I believe to bo the first observation of A1U1OII DAT AMON'O Till } INDIANS. Originally instituted by a citizen of Nebraska , at first only observed in that state , it has finally become almost tiui- . versal , and its celebration among the In dians marks an epoch in the history of the aborigines not soon to be forgotten , and the benefits of which will increase with increasing years until their former treeless plains are covered by the beau tifying results of persistent and therefore successful arboriculture The flag "flung to the breeze ' from the top ot the agency lib erty polo up tlio 21th inst. ushered in Arbor day and announced a holiday to the government employes. For days previous the Indian police had been en gaged in procuring trues from tlio bottom lands bordering the river and bad obtained a. good supply for the occasion. Ground had boon broken and the day commenced by" , planting a thousand embryonic forcfet itrces on the campus' of the government boarding and industrial school. Hota' ' ooitld be seen the Indian boyn of tlje < ' &cllool under the supervision of their superintendent industriously engaged all day long in commemorating tlio estab lishment of Arbor day , within tlio Indian domain and at the same time learning a , valuable lesson in horticulture. So also. fnt ! St. Paul's mission school , the day was appropriately observed by the Indian b < > 5'S , in the setting out ot an orchardtho fruits of which it1 is to bo hoped , will prove a blessing to future generations of St. Paulites. That the cultivation of trees is a sura1 indication of civilization , will not bo do- 'nied ' and this fact holds good among , the Indians as well as in nvoi'o civili/.ed communities. Show mo > > an Indian whoso hut is surrounded by/a / , well-kept , neatly trimmed grove of trees.1 "tmill will show you ouowho is leading in the race of self-support , wnoso furhi " \ ) < } uvs evidence of careful ami intelligent' cultivation , who Is progressive and lib eral. And so , in riding over this reser vation , no surer indication of the degruu of civilization attained by the inhabitant of an Indian honso or the owner of an ilndian farm , than the number of trees composing the grove about his claim. Arbor day , instituted by a citunn of Nebraska , litingly.rocoives it odlcial in troduction into the Indian country from the hands of anotlror Nebraska citizen , the present agent otUio Yanktons. May the seed sown that.lay ( among these Indians who t < aVol striving for bettor things.ti , kcar fruit in beautiful groves vylileji shall cover this reservation in the noa'rlfuturu. and which shall owe their origin to the example set the owners of thnp9oilit'by. ' . lirst obheiv- anco of Arbor day in their midst. All honor and erdft' to that Nebraska pioneer , the lions M ( ! Sterling Morton , who instituted thA cjjsloni of observing this day of whicli.J..wr.ifo . , and by precept and example has q > romoted its success. Had ho never performed anything else worthy of commeinorojion , his one deed will mitille him t'o the gratitude of posterity , perpetuating his memory Jong after monuments of bronze and granite have crumbled Into dust. Future genera tions of donUons of thcso once trci'less prairies will "rise up and call him blessed. " Arbor day was but the inauguration of the planting at this agency for the spring. Parks and walks , ami drives are laid out to bo surrounded and ornamented and beautified by the follago of the maple and the ash. CJNTO. THE STORY OF A BOAT. Unlit Tor the Purpose or becoming a Confederate Cruiser. Philadelphia Times : The ship Andromeda meda , Capt. Henry Kron. cleared from this port on the SOth ultimo , bound for Goestcrmundo , Uurmauy.- This fact is not likely to awaken an interust in the mind of tlio average reader for arrivals and departure ? , known and unknown , "tramps ' 'and "liners , " are noted uvcry day. Hut the Andromeda has a history , almost a romance. At one time she was a probable factor and Instrument in the hnnda of a confederacy ; she might have become of national interest ; now she carries kcroscuo to our German cousins- in-trade , and carries it in bulk. The novelty may bo compensation for the loss of the romance. In the early part of 183 1 somn English men , having watched with evident satis faction the numerous prolitablo captures of the Alabama , conceived the liappv thought that there was room for one more such craft on the water. They laid the kcol of what wag to bo a larger , and in every way a bettor vessel , and hurried her forward to completion. They did good work and made a staunch ship , whiletlioy no doubt looked forward with Intense satisfaction to the time when , sailing under a commission Irom the confederate government , she should make war against the Yankee merchant marina and bring gold and silver galore to the pockets of her enter prising ownors. The ship was launched , christuncd In the usual way , her machin ery made ready for placing , and every- thine Was being rushed forward with all possible haste , when news came that the Kearsargo had followed the Alabama Into Cherbourg and that a battle waft probable. Probability bccamo a fact on Sunday , June HI , and the Alabama's sun wont down , not in a sea of glory , but stum first ami full of holes. Uenr Admiral- Raphael 3cmmcs com pleted one nioro variation to his career .as a farri\or , preacher , lawyer , and well naval commander , dropped his i sword iu the water , jumped in after it , and was' soon " picked up by the English Docrhoirnd" carried , with others of th'o rescued , to Southampton. It is. said that Admiral Semmcs sought , ta conference with the owners of the now ship. It is not doubted that he was able to present excellent credentials and to give numerous instances of past success as indicative of future possibilities , but the news from Cherbourg dampened the Englislmlc'irs ardor and Soinmcs was not , welcomed with any excessive degree of cordiality. The owners would not i enlace the Alabama with their now ship. They would wait awhile. Con federate bonds were losing their golden MHO and cotton's crown was getting very shaky. With their usual caution they considered a guinea in the pocket worth several on the war-troubled and Kearsagc-infcstcd waters , and so , in rail- rrtad parlance , they side-tracked the one- tlm < j"intended ally of the confederacy. Their decision was wisely made. The march through Georgia inade eventful the closing months of 18il ( , while April , 1805 , found Grant at Appomattox , and the north was up and the south was down. No interpretation of international law could make of a second Alabama anything el c than a pirate , so the own ers of the new .ship stopped her embry onic romance in the lirst chapter and changed her into a freighter , ami a tramp at that. The machinery was sold , and as a full-rigged ship with iron masts , she became the Andromeda. l < or ninctecen j oars she sailed the ocean blue. Then she changed hands und now hails from Gecstcrmundo , on the river Wcsor , fifty odd miles from Bremen. A CORPSE AS SECURITY. Cold-Blooded Proceeding of a Tuc son Undertaker. Cases where dead bodies have been held for debt have boon of frequent oc currence , but those have been rare where cadavers have been kept in the custody of the creditor for a longer period than a few days , and rarer still where the creditor has been _ able to slowly make up his bill by gratifying morbid curiosity , at a small admission fee. to gaze on his ghoulish and ghastly curiosity. Tucson , Ariz. , has one of these rarest of rare ca c.- > , with a St. Louis iittacliment. In 1881 Col. James Edwards , of that city , located some mining property some distance from Tucson , and with a party of half a dozen started out to view it. Among those wlio accompanied him was Mr. Max Kotany. also of this city. A man from Grand Rapids , Mich. , was em ployed as purveyor for the excursionists. He wasn peculiar character , with strange tastes , but a man of .steady habits , and well preserved. One of his peculiarities was a passion for currant jelly , and when ho purchoaed the supplies for the party for the trip over the plains two-thirds of the sumo in bulk weight was composed of currant jolly. When the party arrived at the place where the claims had been located and purchased , the mines were surveyed and the work of development began. Col. Edwards and Mr. Kotany leu for homo after the work was well under .way , the Grand liupids member of Iho party remaining as superintendent. The Ojioning of the mines proved a very oxpcn'sivo and unprofitable undertaking , and considerable money was sunk in the 'WoVK'wIflch.hjuI ' just about been aban doned , fo'awfiit a change in the character of Iho cbuhtryiiind in the climate , a hick o < y > WUic ! J being the one great drawbadl' , " wllnn the sunerint undent hecamo ill and died. His family in Grand Rapid ? w-as notified , but no rtiply being received the body was regularly bunud. , Atondiiyfi , | alcr anorder was received to send Uujihody homo , and accordingly it was raised and embalmed , the frontier mulct-Inker bringing in a bill ot $ . )00 ) for his-spryices. 'Jjiis the family refused to tiny , nhd it was presented toMr.Ellwards. so nifiiAud lo .settle the claim , as he had not ordermL ( lie embalming , and as thu ftiiptsrinUHidtiiit'-i obtain -was already indebted to him : Thu undurtukur refilled - filled to give it up.1 That was in March , < 18ty , and ho still holds the body in his .olhcu in u rough , box , where ho charges visitors M cunts a .head for the privilege of- looking tho.romainn. Air. Edwards .and , Mr. tJvotany Jinvu both seen thu lKdy sincii and say it looks perfectly nat- iinii , ( Uid Mr , A. J. Weil says ho has scon Icttws which testify to the same oH'eet. Thu dead man's family still rosidu in Grand Kupid.s , wljoro ho hus a brother who Is u physician. Aii KxparlniRiit Worth Trying * Wall Street News : A business man in Pckln , HI. , went lo a minister , the other day , nd said : "We have a morfcago on this church building of | 700 , I havu a chanc . to go in u pork , deal which will pay mo about $3,000 , in thirty days. If I should make the deal and pay oft the mortgage do you tnink the Lord would bo displeased with mo ? " moVdll , Hrolher Hastings , " was the re p ly ; " 1 have hurutoforo hold that the ord was against this sort of speculation , and whiles I shan't attempt to decide the matter for jfou , I think it's an experiment worth trying , especially if you subscribe an additional hundred to the now bell. " The tunnel of Posilipno , in Italy , is u fmu specimen of ancient engineering. Millions of human beings have each year , tor nearly twenty centuries , passed through It. Roman chariots and other ancient vehicles huvo left their autographs scraped and scratched into the lining stone , and modern wagons and carriages fatill rub their hubs against it , leaving tholr traces for generations to como. Yet another universal language hua boon invented. In addition to the two Gorman svstoms of Sehlegel ( Volapuk ) and Stolncr ( "Pusilingua" ) a system has just buen published by a Luttich philol ogist with the name of * 'Nal Uino , " or Inuguo univcrsollo. Omaha will be represented in the con vention of the national association of brewers which will convene in San Fran cisco on the 10th lust. , by Charles Metasj Ilo leaves to-day und gooa by way of St. Louis In the company of a number of brewers from all parU of Uic country. AMU9HMI5NTS. HANT.ONS IN "FANTASMA. . " Speaking of this production which will bo presented at Doyd's opera house this evening and Saturday uiatlnoo and night , the San Francisco Chronicle says : A crowded house crcotcd Fantastna last night. Tlio Hanlous have always been popular because they give n kind o ( entertainment of which tlicr nro now almost tlio solo nnd certainly the best representatives. The old pantomime has almost departed any way. and ovcry year changes the characteristics of what remains of it. The Hanlons have the kuowlcddp of the humor of mechanism. To describe Fantasma Is impossible. It is a story and only two speaking parts. The interest and unturtainmonl lie en tirely in Iho stngo mechanical trloks , which are innumerable In variety and a constant surprise. Not only In small matters , but in some largo and striking scenes , the ingenuity is very exceptional , the hurricane scene for instance , and oven on the first performance hist night the mechanism worked very completely. The Hanlons do innumerable clever things. The piece will prove popular. Police Court. J. H. O'Neill , a soldier from Fort Omaha , and John Harris , a negro , were arraigned before Judge Stunborg yes terday on a charge of lighting. The bluecoat , it scums , wont into the Palace saloon about 7 o'clock P. HI. Wednesday and beginning to act in an unbecoming manner , was ejected by the negro. Ho resented such treatment , and foueht vigorously for what ho considered his rights. Ilo thrashed the earth with the negro , and butfor timely interference might have injured him seriously. The police ap peared on the scene just in timu to arrest both principals. O'Nuill was released this morning on payment of u line of $5 and cosU. Pat Rockbud and Barton , two chronic drunkards , were lined $5 and costs for intoxication. Thov were sent tip to the county jail in default. Pat Kearney , another "chronic , " was released , as were also John Caddun and Chas. Goethe. Several vagrahts wore given broad und water sentences. The Court House Plans. The county commissioners do notagrco witli Architect Meyers that an additional .story to the courthouse can bo put in at a cost not exceeding $90,000. One of them otl'er.s to beta $7.1 suit of clothes that no contractor can bo induced to take the job for less than $175,000 or $200,000. The matter will probably bo submitted to a yotc of the people. Brevities. Marriage license was yesterday granted to George L. Bellows and Sarah R. Jeff ries. ries.Jus. Jus. Van Ness , Rush Miser and Frank Merion , three boys who are going astray , will bo taken to thu Reform school to day. During the month of April there were fitly deaths and 100 births in this city. It was the most prolific month that Omaha has ever known. Judge \Vakeley nrulo an order yes terday confirming the sale of property by the First Congregational church to John A Creiirhton. The ease of Haubcns vs Lange , an as sault and battery all'air , was called in Judge McCulIpch's court yesterday and continued until June . * > . The next meeting of the board of trade will bo hold on Monday night , when an other booming discussion of the Union Pacific relief bill will take place. The argument in the mandamus suit brouglifbyBronnali & O'Neill to compel the council to award them the contract for grading , will be hoard in the district court on next Monday. The three Sarpy county prisoners who have been doing time at the county jail , and one of whom , Jas. Fox , jumped from the train while en route to this city , were released yesterday. A dirty , red-faced , crying baby , covered with mud from head to foot , was picked up on the streets yesterday , and taken to the Women's Aid association at Sixteenth and Farnam , where it will await a claimant Mary Novotroy , a young Bohemian girl , exhibitml signs of insanity some time ago anil was coulinud in thn county jail. She was taken by bur friends to St. Joseph's hospital , but has become violently insane and haj again been con fined in the jail. The Unity club holds its last meeting to-morrow evening. An essay on Pa.s- tour will bo dolivured by Mr.s. Dr. Merriam - riam , and an essay on the rotation between - twoon mind ami niattor by Mrs. Edison. Conversation on the inlluence of mind over matter will bo led by Mrs. Dr. Dins- moor. August Spies , ono of the socialists ar rested in Chicago as being implicated in the dynamite riots , is known to many people in Omaha. Ho spout a day or so in Omaha la t summer , coming out here to deliver a pionio udtlruss. Before ho loft lie had a debate on the labor ques tion witli Editor Sujinako. of the Gorman Tribune , at Bohemian hail. The following is the wuallmr forecast for the week finding Wednesday , May 12 "Opens cool , local , frosts in northern section windstorms and rain showers ( snow flurries possibly ) north , heavy rains west , niiuy and cool in most sec tions a warmer changu to summur heal and consequent gonuration of electrical activity , thunder storms and hail show ers. " . The oxpoalt'toti management has BO- cured lor a concuit on May Kith Men delssohn's Quintette club , and Miss Edith Edwards , the soprano of that or ganization. The lattur , it is said , will positively appear. " Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Her und George Gray returned Wednesday from the Pa cific coast , whcro they spent about a month between the cities of Sun Francisco and Monterey. Mr. Ilnr pronounces Monterey thu finest watering pliico in the world. Win. E. llur , son ol Peter Iler , of this city , was loft to enjoy a longer acquaintance quaintance- with that part of the couutry. Personal Pnrnainiihs. A. J. Osborno of Newton. la. , is in the city.A. . A. K. Marsh of Sutton , Neb. , is in the city.Cal. Cal. John Donlplmn of St. Joseph , is at the Paxton. W. 11. U. Stout , of Lincoln , was at the Millard yesterday , Mr. and Mr.s , J , J. Imhoff , of Lincoln , are at the Millard. W. H. H. Stout , of Lincoln , registered at the Millard yo.sturday , J , S , French and family of Wayne , Nub. , arc visilinir in Omaha , Morris Elgutter has returned after a prolonged trip to California. R. Al. Ray , of Kansas City , representIng - Ing a prominent oil firm , is in the city. Ge.o. E. Povvoll , Falls City , II. S. Andrews and wife , Lincoln , uru ut thu Can field. T. M. Marquutto , Lincoln , while in at- lendancu upon the United States circuit court , is u guest at the Millnrd , John S. Cascmont , of Paincsvillu , Ohio , the railroad contractor , well known hero from Ills early connection with the con struction of the Union Pacific , is at thu Puxton. Mr. W. Smith , who has for several years been chief clerk in thu construction department of thu Union Pacific , leaves on Saturday to take a pltico with Mr. Me- Murray iu the claim department nt Den ver. THE SPECULATIVE MARKETS , A Changeable Day on 'Change , "With Prices Weak and Lower , WHEAT AGAIN TOUCHES BOTTOM. ThoCAttlo Market Higher , With Re ceipts Cleared Out Country Shippers Warned t > > Ijook Out For Iti-oalccrs , CHICAGO GKA1N J CJUCAOO , May 0. [ Special Telceram.J WIIIAT : Speculative markets were orery- wliuru cased up this morning. Grain was lower at Chicago and stocks lowfr at Now York. "Wheat , " said John Cudnliy , "has not been as well evened up In a yc.ir an It Is to day. Trmlu Is .so still just now thnt If any body sells even n little wheat , tlio price runs off. Juno wheat oiwjnud at 80 < c , and run down to70sfc@TP o In half an hour. The ox- trcmcly fine wentlicr hnrt something to do with IU Moreover , tlio apprehension of a panto was so fur nllnvcd that \Vlmlev- er support was Riven yesterday sim ply for the purpose of prevent ing ; n panic , was withdrawn this morn- Inc. The market was free to net and went down as a consequence. Stocks were acting the same way at New York. By noon Juno wheat was down to TUc , and puts were good Ior50con every .Tc ! ! Invested In them last night Cables utuuo In with wheat steady but slow , .luuo wheat sold down to TS c , the lowest point attain. The point from which tlio maikut loomed up on this'Inst bulRc was 70Kc for May. Thoearrylnfrchargo was ' 3'tC. and never under IVc , so that .Imio Is selling to-day where It void when the market was nt the bottom. Both Roam and Ciutaliy , the old tlnin sellers , were put ting out wheat ncaln when the pit bornmo thu vrwk qt , Thn close for wheat at 1 o'clock was TS > ( n forlunr.no that puts nt tlio clo.so were worth moru tlmii ot noon. It is said that ono Under. Mnthuws. bought puts last nlRht on ( XM.Ox ) bushels. Cudnliy Is said to have bought wits on r > 00,000 buslipfs nnd to have sold call to an equal nmouiit. Chnndler-Drowii Co'a Iloport. The following report Is furnished by Chandler iirown Co.of Chlc.iso and Milwau kee : Juno wheat opened SOjifc and sold gradu ally down to 7teand closed at 78J4' at 1 p. m. The continued labor troubles being the cause of the decline. Corn Weak In sympathy with wheat Provisions Steady and quiet. 2:30 : p. m. Wheat \\cak ; ! M loads taken for export. Corn and provisions steady. CHICAGO MVE Sl'OOK. CmcAOo , Jlny0. [ Spculnl Telegram. ] CATTM : The offeriiiKS to-day were very lliht , nnd again gave salesmen a decided ad vantage. The ccncr.il demand was ( rood anil the supply was 8,0011 cleared at good , strong pi Ices. Sales weic lC@i:3e : higher than yes- toidny , and 20@43c higher than a week ago. Tliu ndvancn tills week lias been somewhat spasmodic and Insular , but nil kinds of oat- tie have advanced In prices , owing to tlio small supply. Shlppeis and dresied beef men wcru liuviii and business was soon done at their prices. Other markets were stronger to-day In sympathy with ours. Kansas City and St Louis both repotted nn advance of about lOc. "Tell country shippers to look out lor Inoakcis , " said a Mtlesmun. The ad vance in prices this week i.s wholly duo tn light icueipts , and many Iur' lo's ol cattle will piolmbly BOOM bo Inn- led to thu market. Distillery-fed cattle wore In u > ry Inrgu supply , and found icady sale nt ulvanccd prices. .Nelson Moirls also sold i'-'O head to Swift is Co. , at Sft.-KXitf.SO. There wcie nearly 1,000 "htlllms" on thu market , and tliuy wciu ot lair to good quality. Nearly 200 head of "htlllurs , " 1277 to HJ8 Ibs , sold at S.VJ.IiS.VlO : 763 slop-fed steeis sold afc SS.20rrfTi , ) , nvcingliiK 11711 to 14-JS Ibfl. Shlp- uns bought IDS he.id or 1315 Ib slop-fed cat- le at Sl.r > ' ) , and dicsod beef men bought the lemaimler ot corn-led cattle. Shippers took ihout fifty cars at Sl.504i5.ai , aveiaghiK 1020 Horih The market was active nml values igiin about Jic hlchcr than yi'stmd.iy. Thu jest assorted heavy nnd buteuej.s' plus sold itl.WjuO : ! ; best mixed , SI.l5fel.SO , largely at SUB ; light , FIN/VNUIA.IA Nrw York. May 0. MONEY On call , easy nt tf ! ? ; ! per cent. I'm MI : MI'.ISCANTII.I : PAVTII % @t per com. Srnm.i.vo jJxciiANnr. Dull but sto.idv ; for sixty days ; S-l.b ! ) lor demand. r.iis.MtiN'iM Dull but steadv. i -Stocks woid Inetfiilur at ( hoopon- . . . , thoiiL'h thu majoiity of thu actl\u list sliowpil = an advance of 'jf@3 ' per cunt. Among the latter wcru hnckawaunn , N w York Cen tral and Delaware < fc Hudson , while Hiver.il roiiialui'd unchanged. Tlie muiktit was au- tlvu In the eaily den lings , and althouch thcru weiu a low .slight advances In tiiu first tuw iiiluutDs , thu imukct soon bucaiuu wo.ik. TowanUti o'clock thcru was a Iraclloiml nilly , hut thu iiiaikel was heavy and duV duiniR the last hour , closing at or near tin lowest prlres of the day. STOCKS OH WAT.I , BTIIBBT. 8W cent bonds. . . C'&N. W . 105 ? , ' U.S. 4 's ii referred. . . Kow4'a UiJ N. y. o . PacilicO's of' - . jsrii Oieeon Trau. Central P.iullio Pacific. .Mnll . C.&A iw : P. , D. AK . nrefcnud. . . . 155 O. , h. & Itock Islana. . . . 12 ; ) * ' ' ' ' ' ' SUL. &S. I' . . . . 17 li'H. U. . . , . , . . 15) ) preferred. . . 88 Erie C. , if. A St. P. . . t K piefe.nud , , . , piefcrred. .117 Illinois Central. StP.AO linitenea , , . ' Wtf Texas Pacilio. . . J ikeShoro Union Pacific. . . U& N . , W , , St. 1. . ft P. . Mich. Control. . . . prefer rod. , . 1H .Mo. Pacilio . Western Union Northeiu 1'ac. . . O.IUV N preferred. . . CHICAGO Chicago , May O. KJour Quiet but steady nnd imclmnml ; winter wheat , SIW3u7 ; ; southern , S4.00@-Utt ; Wisconsin , SUO ® 4.7. , : MirliljMii soft Bpriu , S.UO J.uJ ] Minnesota baki'i.s1 , S'.iJMivt.w patents , IM.G-j ( 4".00 : low graded , 3iOO : > .iX ) ; rye flour , fcu.uiy.iiJ.tt . ) . I n b.u i els , Si.KX&J.W : ( > In sacks. Wliuat Stronger ! Tc ) for May ; bOMc for June ; Hi < ; for July. C'un-lleltur ; Wtfc for May ; SG ) o for June. Oats-Steady ; 2'a for May ; 20c for June. Kyo-flte. M.uley None. Timothy-Prime , 81.73. ' Poik-Kasy ; 89.10 for May ; S9.17K for Juno ; $ ' . > . 3 for July. Lard Kasy ; 85.87 for Mnyj 85.05 foi JuiieS5.0iJ < torJulv , Hulk Me.iu8houldcr > , S4. < XX4.10 ; ihorl clear. S3.M ® .CO , . i. . . . _ _ , . - * * * k * *