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THE OMAHA DAILY B.RU : FRIDAY , JUNE 11 , 1886. 6
THE AUDITOR'S ' LATE HALT * Hi Reckless Figuring On the Levy of 1800 and Its Result. BOSS STOUT'S MANDAMUS CASE. Iioolclnc I-'or I < rj > ls1ntlvo Jlonnri Uiulcrlnkir.s ; Hlcct Of- Ueorfl mid I'rcsorvo Uio 81- Icnco oftlio Ornvc , fmov TUB unit's i.isRoi.f nnneinl. The Hr.K'fl oxiioso of the way the stale nutlllor 1ms drawn warrants upon the levy of 1880 , 1ms already homo fruit , as the auditor has ceased tlio practice , and n mandamus case in Uio district court is llio result. It may bo n question wholhor tlie auditor quitted the censurable prac tice early enough or not , for the auditor , in his open letter that falls to explain , admits that out of an estimated total of $183,418 , , only some $1 1,818 remains , and tlio year 1880 is just well commenced. It is also vurv questionable If the levy will be paid up in taxes this year , or for two or three years to come , within fourteen thousand dollars of the total amount lev ied. It is reckless figuring to use up tlio fnco of a levy and only leave ono-tontli of it to meet the shortage In taxes coming in , which never are all paid up , not even in years. Consequently the auditor has hulled noho too soon under thn prodding that olllcial has received from tlio IJr.K. Having stopped issuing warrants on a fund that is not a fund , the auditor is now confronted with a writ of mandamus nt the liandfi of lioss Stout , whose war rants worn refused , and the district court will sit upon the question to-day. It is a sublime spectacle to see lioss Stout hoi'king for monuy from tlic state on a writ of mandamus. The state in the , past has never been so cruel and unfool- jug , and the pregnant hinges of tlio treasury vaults must bo astonished utlhis unwonted delay. A PAY i.oitnr. Incidentally speaking local politics may be considered as warming up with tliorcnthor , and the outside lobby that Kleins to keep a fatherly watch care oveii visiting statesmen has what in older stales would bo called a pay lobby in force in the city , and the stranger with in the gates does not fail to bo inter viewed , whether he is aware of it or not. Hut local politics all run one way , however - over , and that is in the direction of the legislature. It is passing strange tlio at tractions that a legislative career holds forth , especially to the legal fraternity , and every ward in tlio city 'blossoms with candidates from the ranks of this class. DEAD ISSUH3. The state undertakers' convention. in session in this city , effected n permanent organization yesterday by electing olliccrs , adopting by-laws and taking up a collection. The ollicers of the association for the ensuing year are : II. K. liurket , Omaha , president ; Huston of Tekamah , Ilocck of rluttsmouth , Heed of Hastings , vice presidents , and Slither land of Schtiylcr , secretary. The execu tive committee is Roberts of Lincoln. Mtinger of Columbus undMcithof Grand Island , while Davton of Excter.Hurket of Omaha and Sessions of Norfolk are the delegates to the National Undertakers association. The following are the reg istercd delegates in attendance at the con volition : Henry Itocck , I'lattsmouth ; .1. K. Freeman , Hebron ; C. K. Trayor , Doroliogtori K. Wertz , Auburn ) K. C. Pierce , Hlair ; T. J. Ilodoninkcr , Crete ; W. A. Kced. Hastings ; C. Wachtel , Wy- nioro ; J. E. Mnnger , Columbus ; D. D. Dayton , Exeter ; A. B. Kays , David City ; James Ilenton , Lincoln ; John M. Doyle , Crete ; E. II. Grey ; Ulysses ; L. D. Coo , David City ; T. V. Taylor , Red Cloud ; Howe and Bower , Ulysses ; Fuller and Segrist , Humboldt ; II. K.Burket , Omaha ; H. E. Booker , Madison ; PI S. Roberts , Lincoln ; D. B. Huston. Tekamah ; L. S. Ellsworth , Tecumseh ; W. J. Sutherland , Selmylor ; L. Sessions , Norfolk ; M. O. Mam , Omaha. The sessions yesterday were held with closed doors , and the ominmous silence that pervaded the vicinity was proof that they had under discussion some grave affair. NrAV COIU'ORATIONS. Articles of incorporation have been filed wuh the secretary of "state of the Farmers and Merchants bank of Done- phan , with a capital slock of $10,000 , and which has as the incorporators J. B. Hartwell , E. C. Wobslor , John J. Worn plo , II. Hostwick and Walter G. Clark. Articles have also been iilcd in corporating the Edison Illuminating company of Omaha , with H. lv Jauobs , J. J. Dickovl William Wai lace , L. U. Kortz , L. M. Rhccn , F. M. Nash and Flcmon Drake as incorpor ators. The capital stock of this companj is $ . ' 00,000. MINOR M1WT10N. Grand Chancellor John M Irwin , ol Teeumsoh , mot with the different lodges of Knights of Pythias in this city Wcdnes day evening on an otlicial visit to the knights in this city. A lively runaway on the north side o : the square yeslorday afternoon created a , ripple of excitement , and the driver of the rig , who was caught and dragged along the street with the dobrls , had a very narrow escape. As il was ho was almost entirely stripped o clothing when released. A pretty good argument in favor o : paving was exhibited on O street where a street sprinkler was stuck fast in the nun for two hours yesterday. Charles MeEnteo , one of the subcontractors tractors under John Fitzgerald , has gone to the front for grading work on the additional 100 miles of now road that the B. & M. . lias lot north of Grand Island The old Townloy house , ono of the landmarks of Lincoln in the past , I being rebuilt of brick , thrco stories In height , and it will bo ready for the busy Boa-ion that comes to this city witli the sittings of the legislature. The city council , at a meeting to form nlato an estimate of expense for the com ing year , found the estimated valuation for the year to bo ? 3 000,000 , and a 88 mil levy was passed. The valuation of Lin coln , like other cities , is too low by fully one-third. In police court yesterday a case was HI wherein a man had .stolen a bolt of clotl and disposed of it to ono of the numerous houses of ill-repute In the city. Ho was caught when about to take the train to leave town. In the district court yesterday a man giving the old and familiar uamo o John Duo was sent up to the pen for two years for burglary. John Doe positively refused to reveal tils true name , but is is known that ho was formerly a convict It the Missouri penitentiary where ho was pardoned out a few duvn ago by Gover nor Crittondun. Another case in the district court was settled under a pleading of petit larceny The prisoner stood charged with stealing n quantity of paint , and when asked ii court whv ho stele U he baid ' 'lo sell it again and buy whisky , " Twenty days in full was tlio sentence. C. Hostcttor , ol Control City , one o that town's prominent citizens , is at the capital. Mr. Hostettcr was in the Gram Island land ollico , but resigned last fal under the knowledge that ho was an of tensive partisan. . , A list tight in the vicinity of the Union Pnritio depot was conducted lust evening so quickly and scientifically that the police or crowd did not have -tiwo to Cither. One of the combatants , however over , evidently had enough , Ttio salt well workers report lluit mying vein hns been struck , but the well villbo pushed on deeper in hopes of a bet- or find The slate geologist's report is is lntcr.ctltifc rending as a delinquent tx list , and as clear as the water in the salt basin. Tlio great demand for track material iiadp by the B. & M. in its construction of numerous branches , has made it ncc- cssurv to incre.iio their clerical force in this work at this point. This week will close tlio jury cases in the district court in and for Lancaster county , and Monday next Judge Hayward - ward will open court in Otoc. It is not thought , however , by the judge , that either Shclbargor , the child niunloror , or Duke Simpson , the oinbczzlor , will bo tried at that term. IIUTKt , AItIHVAI.9. The following Nebraskans were regis tered at Lincoln hostlerics yesterday : F. C. Grablo , Kearney ; Frank P. Ireland , Nebraska City ; M. O. Maul.Omahn ; John A. Dodds , Omaha ; I. L. Flsku. Courtland ; R. R. Decker , Friend ; J. L. Ilutchinson. YorkC. ; A. Huyck , Ashland ; C. MeEnteo , Plattsmouth. llnirbrit Sauce. Tiy II on your beans. WONDISUFUh TRANSFORMATION. The New Town of Wllcnx IH Iloauti- ful nntl AilvatitngcnuH Location. llLooiiiNOTOX , Juno 10. [ Correspond ence of the BKI : . ] On the line of the now short line of the B. & M. railroad , from Blue Hill to Holdrldpo , is the now town of Wilcox. A wonderful and surprising change has taken place at the point where this town was recently located by the Lincoln land company. Three weeks ago the lowing of eattlo and tlio voice of the farmer was the only thing which dis turbed nature's stillness. Wonderful transformation ! To-day the site Is occn- | > ied by sixteen spacious and well built business houses , among which are a bunk , thrco drug stores , nliard ware store , ono grocery , n saloon , printing otlicc , hotel , two livery stables , four lumber yards and a boarding house. Wilcox is located in a beautiful stretch of country , exceeded for agricultural purposes by no section in the west. The resources of this county are absolutely inexhaustible , thoruloro the town must become a thrifty 0110. Fuller particu lars will be given in our next. "Never nut oll'to-morrow what can bo done to-day. ' " Cure gout with St. Ja cobs Oil. _ _ NOT A TENDERFOOT. A Fcntalo Jehu AVIio Paused for Thirty Yours ns u Man. Santa Crux Surf : Early in the spring- of 1848 thcro lived near tlio little village of Sandusky , in Ohio , Frederick Ml. Park- hurst , his wito and only daughter , Char lotte , the latter at that time a young woman of twenty , and as far as can be learned , prepossessing in appearance. About the time mentioned nn acquaint ance sprang up between Miss Parkhurst and the town postmaster , a dashing young westerner. Their acquaintance ripened quickly into affection and love upon Miss Parkhurst's part , which seemed also to be reciprocated by the young postmaster. The old , old story was told in the little town ono April day when it was found that Charlotte or "Lottie" Parkhurst , as she was known , had disapneared gene no ono knew whither. The distracted father searched for the girl for months , without success. and finally concluded that she had des troyed herself. The California minjng excitement , will its attendant sensation throughout tlio country , broke out in the following year , and thousands Hocked to the field of gold. The railroad was unknown , stages were the only means at hand for transporting the miners to difl'ercnt points in tlio gohi fields , and experienced drivers to safely convey the human freight were in de mand. Their perilous exploits with the mustang teams and Concord coaches wore the stories of tliccabinstlie , camp-fire and the bar-room , none were oftener men tioned , or their daring feats recounted more than were those of young Charley Parkhurst. Ho was , in fact , "rho.wliip1 of the hour and pride of the "profes sion. " 1'or years Parkhurst was a etago driver ami a decada ago manipulated the ribbons bens over u team running between this city and Watsonvillo. To know Charloj Parkhurst , or "One-Eyed Charley , " as ho was called , was to respect and admire him. Tiring of stage driving , Parkhurst Bought more congenial pursuits and was at ono time a station agent for a stage company whoso coaches plied between this city and Watsonville. After an eventful career in California , extending over a period of more than thirty years , Parkhurst was , ono morn ing , found dead in bed. Investigation by the authorities summoned to the bed side revealed the astonishing fact that Charley Parkhurst , pioneer and cele brated johu , was a woman. Subsequent investigations by partie interested in tlio settlement of a small es tate left by Uio deceased developed the fuels given in the narativo above. The identity of Charlotte Parkhurst , 01 Charley Parklmrst , as bbo was known in California , was established beyond doubt. Miss Parkhurst died on the night of December 2 ! ) , 1870 , and it is a singular fact that until to-day , after a lapse of over six years , no effort has boon made cither by public officers or friends of the woman to settle up the estate slip left Indeed , the exact value or description of the estate seems yet to bo shrouded in mystory. Miss Parkhurst had , previous to her decease , told many of her friends of her lack of confidence in banks , and that she had intrusted to nature's strong box , the earth , all of her savings. A written note found among her ofl'ects directed the payment to ono of her friends of a small amount of monoj found in a buckskin pursd In her cabin This , so far as la known , is all of her cs tate administered upon. It may bo added that at ono time "Charley" Parkhurst was put in pos session of and held n disputed true of land , now valued at $20,000 , when the struggle over the property was BO bitter that only n bravo and dotoriuuuu man was believed to bo equal to the task of holding it. _ Uoutou'H Hair AH who are BALD , all who are uocomliiL BALD , all who do not want to ba bald , al who are troubled with DAXD1UJKK. n 1 1'Ull ING of tlio scalp : Mioulil use Honton's llntrOrowor , KMJHTVPKH OKNT of those using It have grown lialr. It never falls K stop the hair lioiu tailing. Through sluknes.-i and fevers the Imlr sometimes tails oil In a shoit time , and although tlio person may Siayo remained bald for years. If you use Bun tou's Hair Grower according to direction : you are sure of a growth of hair. In him dreds of cases wo have produced a poet growth of Hair on tlioso who havn boon bah and glazed for years wo have fully substan listed the following facts : Wo grow Hair In SO cases out of 100 , no matter ho wloucbahi. Unllko other preparations , It contains no sugar of lead , \eselablu or inlncra It Is a anoclllc for falling hair , dandruff and Itching of the scalp. The Hair ( Jrowor is a hair food , and its ouiiKisltlon Is almost exactly llko the ol which supplies the hair with Its vitality. OUJibK AND Tltll'LK STHKNOTH. When the skin is very tough and hard , um the folllee Is apparently effectually closed the single strength will sometimes fall to reach tao papilla ; In such casas the double or triple strength should be used in conuoctloi with the single using them alternately. Trice , siuifle strength , 51,00 : double strength , 83.00 ; triple strenRtli , $3.00. I your Urugabts have uot got U wo will send I . . Cleveland. 0. Sold by O , F , Goodman and Kuliii it Ua. l&ih and DouirUs , 19th nnJ Cumlng * [ NIGHTS OF THE TODDY STICK , Not Quite so Familiar 03 of Old , But More Artistic. A Revolution In Barkeepers Xlioljlb- oral Mental Training Now Ho- quired. New York Sun ! "An unpleasant sub ject , yes , but a grand picture neverthe less , " commented a eonllcmnn leaning against the bar of a Broadway saloon and contemplating Ionjamln ) Constant's great painting of "Tho Judgment of the Shcreef. " "Tho wealth of its color"lie went on , "reminds mo of the work of oh , what's his namo-tho ? painter of 'Choosing the Model.1" "Fortuny , " responded promptly and laconically the sedate barkeeper , to whom the question had been ad dressed. "Vt'S , Fortuny. that's it. Thank you. I can never remember names. " The gentleman continued discussing with u friend the great canvas before them , and again and again the sedate barkeeper was called upon by ono or the oilier lo remember n name or slate a fact that was in doubt or question. Ho always answered promptly , without ceasing lo mix drinks , .supplying as required the mimes of Jerome , Hougonroau. Cabancl , and Makart , and wai even led to speak of the most characteristic works of each , with n somewhat critical analysis of their preferences of subjects and modes of treatment. "Thai gin-jerker seems to know a lol about pictures , " ejaculated ono of tlie visitors , as they left the saloont. "Why shouldn't he ? It is his business , so long as ho tends bar where a big pic ture constantly stirs up talk on that .sub ject. If he were m a place frequented by politicians ho would bo expected to know all about the contest in the Twelfth district and who Mike O'Toolo's princi pal heelers are , and what the deal was between tlio dcinocralic halls and Ihc republicans , or whatever elco might bo spiting up a ferment among his natrons. And if ho happened lo be in a baseball atmosphere , lie would bo expected lo know about the leading pitchers and catchers , ami the games past , present , and to come , all over the land. That his information about sluggers and their deeds would have to bo vast and varied if ho served in a sporting house , goes with out saying. The barkeeper of to-day haste to ho well informed on all topics likely to interest his patrons to tlio extent of being subjects tor discussions and bets. " The requirements thus stated being re- fetredto tlie pioprictor of a large and popular uptown place of resort lor the bibulouslv inclined , ho milled : " 1'es , that is true. It is not enough for a _ barkeeper to-day to bo a good jiulpe of liquors and skillful in the compounding of fancy drinks. That , and that he should bo clean , neat in his attire , measurably honest , of pleasanl address , and have a good memory for the faces and prefer ences of customers , about filled the bill lor all that was demanded of a fir.st-cla&s barkeeper when I was young. Then cnnio * Hie era of diamonds , gorgeous ap- narol and familiarity. Now the style in the besl places is nllogcthes Ihc quiet. If a barkeeper that is , one that has anv style or tone about him wears a diamond at all , it must be a very small and pure btoue. And he is bettor willmnt any. It is no longer good form for him to hail rcoojrni/.cd customers with the familiar ity of former times , but he must have a keen personal remembrance of them all tlio same and reply _ to their salutations with the dignified grace and case of a polished gentleman. And his cheery shout of'One with mo now , gentlemen1 ! or 'Take something with the house ! ' is heard no more. If anything of that sort is to bo done , the proprietor is considered strong enough to do it himself. Tlio check machine , and the telegraphic indicator cater , and the cashier have chilled the noble ardor of the barkeeper's hospital ity. Possibly , lee , those repressive influ ences have comething to do with the di minished size of the diamonds , and make it easier for him. to preserve the subdued air that fashion now requires of him. But it is of tlio utmost importance , fully as much as that he shall have a complete knowledge of mixed drinks , that he .shall bo well informed and bo able to give an authoritative decision on most of Uio the things that men are likely 10 gel into a jaw about in a barroom. Of course , ono man cannot bo expected , at a barkeeper's salary , to bo a walking encyclopnidiu.und a political history , and a biographical dictionary , and a turf guide , and a Hoylo , and an art critic , and a theological sharp , and lots more things. But , if you will take natice , you will find that a great many of our best places almost all of them , indeed have special lines customers , people who have com mon interests and talk about the same class of subjects. When a new man conies to work in a place that has a dU- linclivo character of patronage , if it is something new to him , ho has to go tight to work and post himself. Of course the proprietor prefers a man who is already posted , but if ho cannot get such a ono no does the next , best thing , and the man has to jump into 'the requisite special education. Sometimes ho docs it by studying books in his oil' time. Oc casionally one goes loan old fellowsomo- where up town who advertises 'Tuition for adults of neglected education. ' and lias knowlcdgo pumped into him ahftoH by steam. When this nrl craze sprang up and all llio big places began btiyiii" costly pictures , a good many of llio boys got their necessary points from a little Frenchman who used to go about soiling and milling oil'panel copies , very decent ones , too , of famous French piuluros and other works of art. Ho was well up on pictures , and a smart barkeeper in an hour's talk with him could got lots of valuable points. It is not necessary that the barkeeper shall have a profound knowledge and a niiglily intellect to back it , Ho wants to know enough to be pretty sure of not making a fool of him- belt , and to bo prudent enough not to go beyond his depth. Then , if ho can just look wise , and bo modestly reticent , as if shy of contradicting anybody when ho finds the water galling deep for him , and speak wllh decision when ho is sure ho can toueh bottom , ho will got along all right. In the course of a little time , by listening to the conversations of really solidly informed moil before the bar. ho will pick up n great deal , and by a judicious usa of what he learns in that way , bringing it out only on call , and never going beyond his depth by an argu ment , no will irot the loputatlon of be ing n wonderfully well-informed man. wno.lf ho only were not behind a bar and could feel himself at liberty to speak out , would astonish you.1 Suppose he is called on to dccldo n bet : oven if ho knows nothing on the subject at the worst ho has oiio chance in two of being right , whichever way ho goes. Don't understand mo as saying that all barkeepers have superficial knowledge of everything. You will sometimes como across men of high special attainments and of wide general information tending bar , I once know a German proprietor of a beer saloon down town who was ono of the bust chemists 1 over saw. I would not have thought anything strange of that if ho had been u brewer , but ho was only u retailer , As for woll-read bar- Veupera , men who can quota poetry and dramas by the yard , I could name yon a do/on of them all of them chaps , too , who can talk literature intelligently , Laeli of thorn has tuado uu especial study of quotations to enable blm to decide bpls. it stands lo ren pn ( that a man who drifts around from phjco to place , mastering ono branch ot knowledge after another , if ho has a fair share nt souse to start with , comes at ll'iitflh ' to bo a pcncrally well-informed man with the manners of n gentleman , too , nol infrequently. "There is ono sort of knowlcdgo requi site for n good many barkeepers in ew York lli.il must be picked up by observa tion , listening , acquaintance , and under nil u tasle for it'nntl that is politics. The man who has keenness to pick up what men say in their cups , paying no atten tion as no stand wiping llio glass ; talent to apply the bill or Information ho gets in thai waj * , and lacl lo make a nroper iiso of It , is bouud to get ahead , and eventually strike something a good deal belter than lending bar. You would probably be surprised to know how many prominent politicians have got their training as barkeepers. " " 1 see another style creeping in grad ually , however , a sort of barkeeper that 1 cannot bolter clinractcrizo than as the automalic. A few of llio louiesl places have got them , and the fashion is soon to bo followed. Your aulomalio barkeeper is not required lo know anything butte to wait on his patrons in the most abso lutely perfect manner , and to preserve the most impassive countenance possible and the largest attainable amount of si- loiico in a given space of time. Ho will be llio proper caper in a few months more. After tnat , as things go in cy cles , I suppose the old time jolly , hall follow well met sort of barkeeper will have his turn again , if anybody can invent a way of having him and the con tents of the till liolh. " "Pooh-Bah. " Tlioso who have laughed over llfo char- auler of "Pooh-Uah" in Iho "Mikndo. " and have looked upon il as ono of Gil- burl's fanciful creations , will probably bo surprised to loam that the haughty nobleman - man had for a prototype no less a personage - ago than General Bragg of the confed erate army. In the second volume of his memoirs General Grant lolls llio fol- fowing story of the dashing lighter : Bragg was a remarkably intelligent and well-informed man , professionally and othorwlbo. Ho was also thoroughly upright. But lia was possessed of an iuisciblo toinpor and was naturally dis putatious. A nun of the highest moral character and the most correct habits , yet , in the old army , ho was in frcqucnl trouble. As a subordinate ho was always on the lookout to catch his commanding ollicer infringing his prerogatives : as a po.it commander lie was equally vigilant to detect the slightest neglect , even of the mo.-t trivial order. 1 have heard in llio old army an anec dote very charactoii.stic of Bragg. On ono occasion , when stationed nt a post of several companies commanded by a Hold ollicur , ho was himself commanding ono of Iho companies al llio same limo acting as post quartermaster and commissary. Ilowastirst lieutenant ut the time , but his captain was detached on other duty. As commaiulor of the company he made n requisilion upon Iho quartermaster ( himself ) for something hti wanted. As quartermaster he declined lo fill Iho roqulsilion , and indorsed on the back of it his reasons for so doing. As company commander ho responded to this , urging that his requisition called for nothing but what ho was entitled lo , and Unit it r.'iis Ihe duly of Iho quartermaster to till it. As quarturniobler ho slill persisted that ho was right. In Ibis position of allairs Bragg referred the whole matter to the commanding officer of Ihe post. The hitler when he saw Iho nalure of Iho mailer referred , exclaimed : "My God , Mr. Biagg , you have quarreled with every ollicer in. the army , and now you are quarreling with .yourself. . " Tlio Lucky Cleveland Number. Chicago News : Colonel Andy Welch , the internal revenue collector for Ihe Vex river dislrict , came in from Aurora yes- lerday lo tell his political chums who hang around the Grand Pacific all about his latest streak of luck. "You see , Ihe women folks have boon holding a bazaar out in Aurora , " said ho , "for Ihc benefit of a. frco hospital , and last Saturday night I made up my mind I'd take it in. AH soon as the women saw mo they made a rush for me , and in less than leu minutes be tween their rimr cakes , roulcUo tables and oilier kickshaws 1 was the worst broke man in seven stales. Tht > t didn't make any difference , for they steered mo up against a big picture of 'Christ in the Temple' worth $500 , they said and they wanted mo to take a chance at half a dollar. Senator Hank Evans ode red to lend mo-lho money. " 'How many chances arc Ihero ? ' I asucd. " 'Only 2,000 ' said a sweet chick of a Sirl , witii eyes that make a man feel like ying for her. "TsNo. 1140 sold ? " said I. "i'hcy looked over the list and said 'Nol' " 'Then give it to mo , ' said I. 'Presi dent Cleveland got the presidency on that number in Now York , and 1 reckon it hasn't lost its luck yet. ' "Well , I look Iho lickcl , and lo and beheld - hold ! Iho lirst number drawn out of the wheel last night was 1119 ! This morning a life and drum corps escorted me and Iho picture over to Yorkvillo , and I caught the noon train into town to give you fellows the pointer that if you want a dead lucky number you'll take Cleveland's old reliable , 114'J , every time. ' " A Coal Bonanza. The Rowdy West , Fort Follcrraan. Wyoming : Some four years ago an old miner , Air. Cy Iba , built a cabin on Sliawnco creek , nbovo the XII ranch" , twenty-eight miles east of Fetlerman , and commenced prospecting for coal. Ho found a vein of lignite coal on ( ire. Procuring help , ho in time succeeded in oxlinguisliing the lircs. Satisfying him self that the country was a great coal Hold , ho wrote to an olllfial of the Chicago & Northwestern Hallway com pany , informing him of the facl , The ollicial wrote in loply that ho would como out and investigate Ilia matter for himself , and finally did como , The result was thai about n year ago said company employed the , best coal prospectors - ors and mirteia in llio coun try , sent out. expensive machinery , and a thorough but expensive test has been mado. Recently the company pur chased altogotli r ItliOO acres of laud , In cluding Mr. Iba's claim and others that hud been taken , nmUre building a branch road or switch from , the mala line just west of the Shawiieo , up to their coal fields. A vein of lignite is near the sur face , live and one-half loot thick. About twenty feet down is a vein of bituminous six fool Ihiek. lrprty-lwo foot below the surface is an eight-foot vein of anthracite , said to bo the finest coal over discovered in Wyoming , This * settles the fuel ques tion and Nebraska can begin construct- inir her coal lines , for bolero snow Hies the trains will bo hauling it eastward. A Spanish Princess Who Llkea Ilorso Ours. London Daily News : The late Spanish king's sisters were with the queen during her trial , and they showed great kindness - ness and atlcction lo her. They both were colored dresses in honor of the occasion ; the Infanta Isabel was In white and green striped silk , and the Infanta Kulalia looked very prolly as she walked homo on her husband's arm during the afternoon in a light brown spring toirctto. This Infanta , since she married Prince Antonio of Montponsler , no longer lives in the palace. They have hired a small house with a garden In the Castellana , and as they are both very young they enjoy hoiisokuoiiing very much. The Infanta's , greatest doliaht ia to go into town on a horse car , STRIKING RESEMBLANCES , "Waiters Who Resemble Prominent People of tha "World , "Count Herbert Bismarck" Serves Jlccr When tlio Comparison rtncoincH Odious. Philadelphia Record : "That Dutch man is making his fortune out of that beer saloon , because ho has a waller that is an absolute fac-simllo of young Her bert Bismarck , the oldest son of the great Herman statesman , . nd the fact having been noised about , nearly every Gorman in the ully has dropped in lo have a look at him , while the Teutons of this neighborhood have built up a reg ular trade for the lucky fellow who gets double wages on account of his resem blance to llio chancellor's son. " The speaker was a young man who was rid ing up Third slrent on the back platform of a earand llio remark was called forth by seeing a porlly German , of Ihe beer- barrel order of architecture , standing in llio doorway of ono of the very numerous "Hior-halles" that line that thoroughfare In the neighborhood of Green street and and I'airmount avnnuo. A visit to the saloon proved his state ment to be correct. "Oh , yes ; dot voting man looked llko so much Count Pismurk as if t ho count he vas , " replied the fat proprietor , when asked about his nssistanl. "Mine cus tomers likes to have Plsnuirk on them wait , " he chuckled , "and Hoinrich , dot's the young man's name , Ilcinrich Schwa- Icnho/.orliolon , heM \ \ bring mo more gustom than a prass pand. " _ lleinrich is not the only waiter in tlie city who has features like those of some prominent man. bill ho is doubtless the only ono who linds It a source of addi tional income. Tlio head waller at Thron's Uond street garden is the imago of his honor the mayor , and is often sa luted by policemen at nignt. who think Ihey have seen the city's "dandy" chief magistrate. At the Aldlno hotel there is a waiter who boars a bit-iking likeness lo J' dwin liooth , Ihc actor , and , as he has a keen appreciation of the fact , he has de veloped a semi-lrngic air in serving meals , which is said lo bo very amusing to watch. In a cafe * on North Eighth strcel which enjoys n very large trade during the hours that the dry-goods shops are busiesl llierc is a young man who looks a good deal like llio pictures of Manlcll , ana many a dollar goes over the counter lhe.ro spent by young women who purchase a saucer of"icecream for llio sake of faking a poop at the white- aproned Adonis who brings il to them. One of the waiters at the Social Art Club once served in a similar capacity at that oven more aristocratic organization , the Philadelphia Club , and it is said that lie lost his former position on account of his remarkable likeness to ono of the swell members of the club , who got tired of being joked with on the Iho subject , and had a row in the card-room one night with a fellow-member , who was rubbing it in. The committee diohargod tlio man after arranging with llio&leward of the Social Art to give him employ ment and send Iho Philadelphia club a man to fill his place. Another instance of curious resem blance which is known to a good many people is that of a waiter at Uelmont mansion who has scores of times been taken for a well-known police magis trate , and the latter threatens to lake vengeance if his double is ever brought before him for indulging in Iho flowing bowl or any other ofl'enso. Somewhat similar to the ease of the wailer at Iho Social Art club was that of another cm- ployed for some time at tlio St. George hotel who looked very much like a wealthy patron of the house from Wilkesbarro. Mr. Ward meeting the gentleman one day coming out of a rival hostelry , inquired in what way his house had managed to lose so old a customer , and was told , with a laugh , that the gen tleman's wife , who always accompanied him on his visits to the city , had refused to go to the St. George any more because - cause she objected to seeing a man wait ing on the table who startled her bv his likeness to her husband , and mado" the people sitting about whUner to each other as soon as the resemblance struck them. The man was sent to another holcl up Iho state , in which Mr. Ward was interested , and his old customer has been patronizing the St. George ever ftineo. Postmaster Harris's double can bo seen serving drinks over the bar at a hotel on Chestnut street. An Undertaker's Kxporlunco. Philadelphia Press : "I've just re turned from the house of a young mar ried man who died last night , " said an undertaker , "and his weeping wife told me thai she wanted his coflin made largo enough lo hold his pun and game bag , because ho was fond of shooting. " " 1 suppose you have a great many such queer requests , " remarked a listener. "Oh , yes. It wan only about a month ago thai a mother , frenzied wilh grief , when I was aboul to put the lid on her daughter's casket took from a closet a satin ball dress and insisted upon having it used as n cover for the corpse , "Then some people want favorite books , letters , Itibles , pMctnres and such things buried with their dead. It seems to seethe their anguish to some degree , and you have to humor them. The queer est of the kind happened to me just after I went into the business. It would Have been laughed at on a minstrel stage , but in a house of grief had to be tolerated with solemnity. Tlio ten year old boy of a poor woman had died of foyer , and I was engaged to bury him. Her neigh bors had nil gathered down Htalrs , I wont up to ask her if there was anything more that I could do , and she handed mo a little bundle , saying. "Plenso put this at the foot of Johnny's ' coflin , Thov are A pair of Ids old pantaloons , and the first I over whipped him in. " A Itoinarltnble Boy l < 'orgcr. .lames Barber , 10 vcars old , who lives on the top lloor ol Iho orphans' court is in prison on the charge of larceny and forgery , says the Philadel phia Times. Detective Miller and Shar- key on Saturday arrcslod him in Mount Morhih cemetery for stealing a warrant for $1,750 belonging to Judge William N. Ashman and forging the name of the judge and that of the City Treasurer Bell in un attempt lo have il uashed. The warrant represented the judge's salary - ary for three iiioiitln , and was delivered by a lottor-carriur at thn court building on Wednesday morning last , il having been bent by mail from ( ho auditor gen- oral's ollico at Ilarridburg. The lad cither took It from the mail-box or from a table in the Judge's room , Ho then wioto a letter to City Treasurer Uoll say ing : Plcaso give me a check for this war rant and send by boarur. Yours , W. N. ASHMAN. Young Harbor took the warrant and forged note to Mr , Hell. The warrant was not indorsed , and llio lad was told to take it to the judge and have him t > ign his name on the back. The hopciul forger left , but instead of going to Judge Ashman ho stopped In a place in the vie- inity and placed the judicial signature to the uaok of the pupor. Ho again visited the city treasurer , who , upon carefully examining the warrant , discovered that the amount was written 11,700 in the body of the warrant , while the figures were $ l,7flO. The lad wan again directed to return with the warrant to Judge Ash man , and n loiter writcn by Uio cily treasurer , calling attention to the mis take in Iho warrant , was also sent. When a safe place was reached the redoubtable youngster destroyed Mr. Hell's note ami composed ono of Ids own. Il said. "IMonso send up your bill ; something's wrong in your account , " When Ihe \\asdellrored lo Jiulgo Ashman hn was puzzled and said lhal ho would call al Iho city treasury. When ho called ihero the jtidgo and city treas urer soon learned the true state o ! nfl'nlrs. The detectives were immediately em ployed to ralch the Ihicf and forger , hat r in the day the lad , seeing that ho was bullied , sent the warrant to Jiulgo Ashman , in mmpany with a letter signed "Jimmy So-So. " When arrested ho made a confession , and also ac knowledged thai ho had robbed a number of desks in Iho court building , and stele Judge I'ouroso's overcoat last winter. Pretenders to tlio Throne of Bwcrioti and Denmark. Pall Mall Gatelto- Sweden and Den mark are both at present besieged by pretenders to the throno. Ono In the Swedish province of Enst Gothland elnims to bo the unfortunate Prmeo Gustaf , older brother of Iho reigning king who , in the beginning of this century , while nt a field mameuvor In Skonc , suddenly fell from his horse und died. 11 Is to this day believed by a largo portion of Iho peas ants that Prince Gustaf did not die , but was earrii d oil'to Norway because of his intnntion to marry a girl of humble birth. Having succeeded In escaping , he let his beard grow and went lo Italy , whoie , under the name of Garibaldi , ho cllbcled Ihe liberation of that country. Ho is , however , not dead , but will como and be tlio king of the Swedes I So much for llio Swedish pretender. The Danish one has just turned up. There has arrived In Copenhagen from Stettin , two men , father and f-on , the former CO , the latter 21 years old , with u trunk loaded wilh papers and documents to prove that they are direct descendants of the house of Oldeiiborg. ami to show thai if ut tl.o death of Frederick Tit. Ihey had possessed Ihc'.o documents they could have proved their exclusive right to the throne. They bear lln original name of Die house of Gluckburg lieck , and went Iho day nfler their arrival to the master of ceremonies lo suok an audi ence with Ihe king. They were directed lo seek it through ttie German Ambassa dor , being German subjects. 'J ' ho Em bassy , after some pai ley did not act , and llio pretenders tried themselves to obtain an audience to suggest that their claims which are attested by tlio hjgliebt Gor man authorities may bo subjected to a through scrutiny. To begin with , they can claim an inheritance of 2COO.OOJ with which to carry on the case. They then applied lo Iho Slettin authorities for a recommendation lo Ihe German coun cil of tlio legation on the ! 37lh nil. Neither ot the two men looks as an ad venturer. 'Iho older is tall and slender , with an oristocralic bearing and youth ful and winning manners. His features are in an amazing degree like those of the late Russian czar.so much so that any oiio who bus seen the c/.ar's picture is struck wilh Iho resemblance. The older of Ihc two gentlemen has passed the groaler part of his Umo in researches among Ihc archives and collodions _ in Copenhagen. Whole nighls he .sludied his family history , bul lie always was slopped at a vanished child. After fif teen years of labor he has lo his full satis faction proved tlr t he is grandson's grandson of this vanished child. Besides ho is in possession ot armorial and other precious things to strengthen his claims. The younp Heck bears a slrong resemb lance lo Prince Wahlomar , and his ac quaintance wilh Ihc affairs of Ihc house of Oldenburg is said to be most astonishing. A Story of Ceil. Itoulanffcr. M. Rober Mitchell , in the Pays , relates an unpublished episode in the military career of Gen. Honlanger , minister of war. 'In 1871 Gen. Osmond was operating in the direction of ing Bourg-la-Kcinc agaiiibl the communists , mid had com manded a young lieutenant to cairy at the bayonet's point a barricade which commanded the Paris road. "Tako some men with yon , " lie said ; "do not give them any cartridges. At midnight ad vance , try to get as near as possible to the enemy without attracting attention , and when you are discovered charge with tlio bayonet. Behind the barricade you will doubtless find the cross of the legion of honor. " The lieutenant , hav ing formed his men , according to com mand , at midnight , was preparing to ad vance when Col. Boulangcr arrived in undress , cane in hand. The lieutenant could not conceal his vexation. Doubl- less Ihe colonel was going to command the small force , and llio promised cross would fade from Iho horizion. The colonel saw what was passing in tlio mind of the lieutenant , and hastened to reassure him. "I have nothing te do Ihis evening , " said he , "and have come hero to amuse myself. I will follow your company us an amateur , without pretending tending lo command. The order lo march was given. At sixty paces from the barricade all the men and the two ofllcers extended them selves on Ihe ground and Iried to get as near as possible on their hands audiences. On a sudden tlin federalist sentinel , who was guaidlng llio barricade , loaned for ward , listened , ami Ihon bpoko lo his companions. "Wo arc discovered , " murmured the lieutenant in Iho ear of llio colonel. "Wo can nol prevent a general discharge , and shall lese some of our men. " "Very well , " replied the colonel. "This is what must bo done. I will getup up suddenly ; they will flro at mo and miss mo , and , before they can reloadyou can carry the barricade. ' ' "Hut , colonel , this is my duty. " "There Is no 'but' ' In the case , und for this occasion I resume the command , Stay where you ore , and don't got up tllll toll you.1 The colonel suddenly Aloud Upright in fronl of Ihe fedoralsl ehassopbts. As ho had foreseen , ho was fired at and missed. Then , With n loud voice lie ealh'd out ; "Forward , my lads , at double-quick. " The barricade was curried with tlio Joss of one mall. Welching llio IlrconimontlntloiiB. St. Paul Pioneer-Press ! "Yen , " said V K , Snow , " 1 was the assistant score- lury of slalo way back in the sixties , Tlioso were the palmy nays of llio stnto , lee ; slate scrip was worth forty cents on the dollar. Hut the rush for ollices was ns great then as it is now. Gov. Hamsoy used to be at his wit's end to know how to reconcile the ollico seekers when MV- era ! were after the ono place , Finally , ono day. when ho had been reading over the ponderous files of recommendations that candidates sent hlma , happy thought struck him. " 'Sam'said ' ho opening the door lo Jenlson's room , gel me a good pair ot scales , ' "Tho general was much younger then , and oil' ho Hew to notify Charles Me- Ilralh , the slalo auditor , who sent out und bought it good pair of platform scales , Tlio blnir governor took them and carefully weighed the documents of the various candidates , and finally gave Iho commission to the ono having the weightiest recommendations ! It was a a good selection , too , and did honor to the governor's judgment. " A Five-Cent Cigar. Hfiglcy Como , sir , I wish vou would quit pulling that smoke In my faco. Penstock Doesn't hurt the smoke , my dear sir. "It hurts mo , sir ; I detest the smell of tobacco. " "My dear sir , this is not tobacco ; this i ? a 5-cent cigar.1 ' Red Slar Cough Cure is efllcabloiis and No poisons , Price , 25 cents. Another Sort of Grand On the 83th ult. , in Lisbon , Portugal , was celebrated a wedding thai had about II oven less of Jcflorsonlan simplicity than distinguished the nuptials of Profit- Idcnt Cleveland. The high contracting parties to the Ijusltaniaii proceedings were the hereditary Prince Carlo * of tlio rojal family of Portugal and the I'rincoss Amelia , daughter of the count of Paris. After the celebration of the wedding ceremonial in thn churoh of St. Domlnlo , the newly wedded couple took up their residence in Helen palace , Iho gardens of which are said ( o constitute ! It the most beautiful of all Iho royal places of Portu gal. And Iho public jubilation was turned loose. Pj rotechnlsts from Lon don , by the Commercial association of J.lsbon , gnvo Iho most ningnilioont fireworks display ever scon on the Tagus , or nn ) where else in Port ugal. Honlires , thousands of them , made nol with lar barnils , bul wllh barrels of tar , illuminated the city. All the prin cipal buildings were brilliantly illum inated. In Ihe grand Avotiuo of Liberty , which was made gay and glorious with Hags , banners , streamers , ribbons , and bunting , a majestic triumphal arch , de signed by the fanioui sccmo artist Maiilni , wns roared , and hero an impos ing military parade ami review took place. Thru there were bull lights under Iho auspices of Iho Turf club , free lo all , bul with Iho boxes reserved for Lisbon's host soeloly. Holiday performances were given in Ihe tlieatro of San Carlos , a regatta took phico on the Tagus , ami there were two days of Imrso lacing in the Hlppodromo do Helen by sportsmen , and ono day by ollieersof the Portuguese ) army. Altogether about a week of lively excitement was provided for the people of Lisbon , and , ut latest accounts from there , success seems to bo crowning n popular endeavor lo tint all Lusltiuiiu a jubllantlylurid hue. Dr. Pioroe's "Ploa'anl . Purgative Pol- lots" cleanse and purify the blood and ro- Hove the digestive organs. A second Lime Kiln Club has been or ganized at Welaka , Fla. , and the colored brethren have held forth on the question : "Which has do 'wussest' defect on do public do man getting do best of do woman in a quarrel , or do woman getting do best of do man ? " fflQST PERFECT MADE Prepared with special recant to health. No Ammonia. I.lmo or Alum. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. , CHICAGO- ST. LOUIS. The Great Southern Remedy for all BOWEL TROUBLES AND CHILDREN TEETHING. Tfiprp are very fv wlio do not know of this little liiuli growing ulotiKftldo of onr mountains and lillli : Imt M-ry few rcnll7e llio fnu , that tlio llttln imrple barry , tthlrh to ninny of us ha v eatuu In mom every him pp. ttii'mln n prin ciple | n | t ImvlliK n vnnilcrful t'irurt on Iliu Imwitls. Dr. rtlEKpr'i Jlurklpfoorry Corrtltil In ilieoitKAT KDiniiniiM BicMKnr Hint rcetorpn tlm llttla onn teething , and curva Dlurrlia'i urntntfty mid Cramp C'ollc. \\'h.Mt : In coniililorud Hint at thin reason of tlio JV.M' Sudilcn And clnticnma | ; > hU oks of tlm liowc.J nre no frf nnont , nml We liptir of BO ninny dcntlu m-iMirrlnz brfiire n iihynlclnn ran ua railed In , It In irniiortnnt. tliulercrv liouie- hold filionld prnvido tIfrnKdvi' : * lti ) ( .otno Kpppdy n-llef , u iloxo of whlcli lll relieve the ii.iui and nave iniipli anxiety. Or. Illviirri' lliifkli'liorrv * ofillnl iHaslmplarcinwly ul(1i Buy rhllj U ) ili' Bi > il to taUu. rrlcp , SO rents n bnttlu. Mnnnrnctured by WAtiTIilt A. TAYU ll. Atlanta. Ua. ' 'I aylor'H C'lirrokre lirmrily of Hwri'l limn pdMnllrln Hill cure roiicu * . L'ronp und Con. gumption. I'rlfftMrtji. anil tl abollln. For sale by the II.T. ClarkoDrilff Co. , and All rliune * of property ninl fronds lioliitlit , SOU mill oxulmntfcd. City prop crty fur fiirms nnUrlld mud * . Wild Imuls tor g-ooda nt tiny kind. Will ox- u in opoi ty lists with nny rnmtmo 111 in ilulntr nn/wlicri ) In llio ' United Plntos. A lixwe list of city propertr iilwiiyg on liiind Inr Hiilo or oxeliiinno. All brU'lit& Ajlosworili , tdrpuoiiu'tin 218 8. llitli bt. , Olllllllll Nlil ) UHCOLNBUSINESS DIRECTORY Jlccently Unlit. Newly i'urnlihotl The Tremont , J , ( ! . nT7ll'.HAU ( > A BON , Proprietors. Cor. etli Htul Prim. , Lincoln , Neb. Unionf l.f < 0 pc > r day , Blrt'Ct cum flomliouto to tnr puitol Iho city. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Architect , OIHces-3) ) . Ill mul 12 , Uloluudd Illucli , Mnoolii , Noli. KlnviUorimlltli si root. Ilroeder ot llrftcdor of GAM.OWA v CATTI E. BiioitTlluii.s CATTLE K. M WOODS , Live Stock Auctioneer Hulus inuilu In nil I'urlH ot tlio IT. S. at fall * ilooin : iKtiiln Illorl , , Lincoln , Kvi \ ( iollowiiy und Short Horn InilU lor ttnlo. U. II. GOULU1KO , Farm Loans and Insurance , CorrcspoiulPiiPo In U'jruM tolnun * solicited , Itoum 1 , UlcunrU Illouk , Lincoln , Not ) . Public Sale , I > emi > r , Col. , Juuu lOtli , 1SSO. 40 bond of Show Bliort llorni. llatiul &Crult'lc etnink , 2-yiMir-oIdn , weltthlnuJU.V ) ; liulls anil hullure. Addruss I'lnH und 1'iirm , for catalog- h no * , DPIIVIT , Oil. C. M. llntimon , Lincoln , Nnu. Col. V. M. Woods , Aucllonucr. * WtioirJuLlnooJu bloji nt National Hotel , And get a ( food cilnfiur for tiJo. JA. I'KUAWAYiI'rojJ.