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10 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE SUNDAY , MAY 12. 18S9-SIXTEEN PAQE&
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The person who imugincs that thobot toms lyinp cast of Shonuun avonueuncl north of Nicholus street is u stretch of swamps profitable only for the propa gation of frogs and the growth of dwarf willows , an opinion which once pro- Tailed , will huvo such delusions quickly destroyed hy taking time for a Sunday afternoon drive or stroll over that sec tion of the city , Within afow years wonderful changes bttvo been wrought there because a great and growing city like the me tropolis of Nebraska will not lot such valuable property remain long in a state of nature. The Union Pacific shops and water works are not , as many believe , the only individual enterprises on the bpt- toniH because the disrtict above swarms with hives of industry , marts of trade , and other establishments furnishing employment for hundreds of the bread winners of Omaha. At the southwest corner of this ter ritory is the Missouri Pacific freight depot , and beyond , stretching north and south , is a perfect network of trucks , over which rolls an almost con tinuous procession of loaded cars. To the east , rlfio the great warehouses of the Winona Implement and Armstrong companies , crowded from collar to roof with devices for the aid of horny- handed toil. i Next to those Is the factory of E. M. IIulso & Co. , whore thirty-live hands are employed , who turn out 100 mat tresses daily , besides a largo quantity of beautiful lounges and bed-room rots. rots.Aftor After this comes M. A. Disbrow's im mense warehouse with its inoxhauatl- blo stock of doors , sashes and' blinds. In front of this IB a moro modest struc ture , but of greater benefit to Omaha , because It Is a factory. It belongs to L McGroor , and gives employment to thirty-live men , who last year turned out 840,000 worth of sash , doors , blinds , mouldings , frames , etc. The great cedar yard of Nauglo &Co. with its mountains of poles , posts and railroad tics , cannot fail to attract at tention. In their saw mill , the long cedar poles are cut into fence posts and blocks forpaving. A business amount ing to $500,000 , was transacted by this company lust year. That four-story brick structure in course of erection is being erected by Mr. N. O. . Brown , a successful young contractor. It is ( iSxlliO foot and will bo used us a warehouse- . Over yonder is' Mount & Grlflln's kindling factory and numerous oilier mailer betablishmonts for the sale of coal , woo'd , ojtc. , are scattered nloilg at jBtervule. Over next > ( o the river are the huge tructures of the Omaha Ico.company , and Nlchojas.Btrect has boon paved with stoiio.tilniost to their doors. Before the tce .houscs are reached , na passes by a village of the mast wretched ehantlcs , occupied by a-lot of quutters. To ; the northwest of the ice hou&uu are soon the towering flouring mills of Fowler & Gants , and the steady rumble of the machinery tolls better than words of the immense amount of work done. Beyond these is the only silent fac tory of the bottoms industries the Goodman packing company , which has temporarily yielded to the tendencies of all the packing house trade in this section to gravitate toward South Omaha. To the southwest is the large brick structure occupied bv the Omaha Barb Wire , Fence and Nail company. Over 40,000 pounds of barb wire are turned out every day , and besides this 20,000 pounds of nails. The basement of the building is occupied by the Van Court & Bondict Pressed Brick and Stone company , which is doiiig a driving business , particularly in manufacturing artificial stone. Away toward the west rises the smoke of the Omaha Milling and Ele vator company , whore an enviable busi ness is done. Still northward towers the five-story building occupied by W. T. Seaman , dealer in nil manner of vehicles. The structure is 80x120 feet , and contains 45,000 square feet of llooring. The east front is a vast expanse of windows. The business has grown to such dimensions that another building , three stories high , is also used by Mr. Seaman as a store , house. Beyond this is the. three-story build ing of the Bonn Manufacturing com pany , dealers in sash and windows. Their house is also 80x120 foot. To the northward , beyond these brown colored ice houses packed with the crystal product of Cut-olT lake , is Mr. Herman Doiss' brickyard , which has a capacity of 10,000,000 in a season. Mr. Deies is 'trying a new method for burning that greatly reduces the cost of making briulc. The method is patented and Mr. Dotss Is the only pcrpon in this country at present known of who is using it. It requires but one-fourth the fuel of ordinary kilns. The Con solidated Tank Line company is next door , with its , throe largo buildings and eight immense oil tanks. Tills company claims to furnish ninety-live per cent of all the oil used in Nebraska , embracing lubricating , gasoline and kcrosino oils. The main bulldlntr it ) 210xM ) . The com pany has its own cooper shop in ono of the buildings , and a largo force of men IB kept constantly busy making barrels. In this vicinity is a settlement of cot tages familiar to visitors to Cut-oil lake. Some of them have no adormrjont , but' most are at least painted and though the homes are all humble they are far superior to the settlement on Poverty Hat half a mile bolow. To the northward are situated the largo round bouses of the Missouri Pacific and Chicago , St. Paul. , Mim ncaiHlls ) & Onahi ( : railroads and on the borders of the lake are the frowning structures used by Hammond & Co. .and Co. us ice houses. IM1MKTIIO.S. Consider tbo lilies. They toil not'but they It was a woman who saw the first snake , , but since tliou the uiou buvo attended tollmf sort of thin ) ; . ' 'flint Mr , Justice Stephen , of Knctnnd , who siilrt thiit ho had often wished to near Kvu's account of Hint umilo tmninctloii , had lur o c\uillaitlons | | ] for vno JuJIcJul position , A jilttn at Sprlninek1 , MUBD. , who docs not boilcvo In tlio cftlcacy of prayer , offers tJW"G " to any church congielation wuo will pray for a given thing and liuvo It come to pass , \Vlio ulinll say tlmLCIilciiKO Is not a water ing place ) Two colored sisters wore bap tized In ttio Inko yesterday , and It was the real old-fubhlonpd dip. too. They wcro soiikcd clour uiuU'r , TIIQ bathing neasoti is now open. A rvvlvnlut avTuuia , la. , mcutly all of the congregation who paid their debts to rise. All rose but nn editor , who ex plained that ho didn't nay his debts because the rest of the congregation owed him on subscriptions. A Now York Episcopal clepyinan Is said to bo pining for a , distinctive Episcopal dress of shovel bat , knee breeches black silk stoclc- inps and silver shoo buckles. Tno chief dis couragement seems to be a fear of the irrev erent American small boy. who is not ap palled by anything so English. There is a man in Chicago who claims to bo Jesus Christ , and thcro are of course not a few fools who believe him. There is cer tainly not n oily In America where the re appearance of the Son nf Man is more de manded by prevailing wickedness. First Deacon Have you ever heard the Ilov. Mr. Goodman , who exchanges pulpits with our pastor to day } Seconil Deacon No. First Deacon Well , I have. I think , IJrothcr Passbaskct , wo'd better vary from our regular custom tills mornm ? and take up the collection before the seritiun. A MnUlcii So UK. Nfw Yoili n'nrlit , She tics her Btrings of lighted hair , And o'er her comely forehead bare She nimbly draws a wimple ; With lissome speed a'.hwart the mead She sings through cheeks that dimple : Oh , violets are blowing ! " Her buoyant arm a basket swings ; The boyish winds her kirtle toss , AnU rimplo o'er her tresses' ( loss ; With sidling car sno seems to hear A voice that sings to silver strings : "Ob , violets are Dlowine ! " The sweeping swallows dive to sot In nlry rings u coronet Upon her head that dances , And on the bill of birds that trill The burdun sweet she f unties : "Oh , violets are blowing ! " Within the brooks that break aw.xy To bargain at the uootbs of Spring , She drops hi r face , and hears them sing Of sunbeams' worth and sweets of earth , But with their lay she dreams they say : "Oh , violets iiro bio wing 1" Through grasses lush , with rlso and dip , Along her wined ankles trip , Whbro thoughts of Spring arc vicing , To xvhoro she hears with woodland ears The fairies softlv crying : "Oh , violets am blowing 1" SINX.UIj/UtlTfKS. A Pinovllle , C > a. , man lias u duck which ho elaitns was hatched from a hen's egg , A devil lisa weighing -UX ) pounds was caught some days ago in the Gulf or Mexico at St. James , Fla. , by u party of tourist llshcruion , A Lawroncovillo , Ga. , cyclone carried part of a fence twenty feet and set It down again Just as jt had htood , every rail from the ground up in Its place. A I.oary. Ga. , man wondered why his flue cow suddenly coaxed giving uillK , until ono day the miluinald found the cow lying down while a pig was iuuustrlously helping Itself. Seventeen whales have been washed nshoro on tbo coast of Norway in the last three months , and an Kngllsh paper claims tbat an 'jpidcmlo hus set in which bids fair to exterminate the big follows. A Western Union operator , whlto receiv ing u message In Alabama' , was shocked by a ItiiRh electricity which camo'from the sky. and ho received injuries from which ho died lu a few hours. Thoyounggirl who apparently died a week ago in JclTcrson , Kan. , and whoso face bo- canto suffused with color on the day ap pointed for the funeral , thereby causing a postponement of the burial , appears to bo turning to stone. The ctisu is ono which ut terly battles the medical men , The bones of a inastodom wcro unearthed on the farm of O , U. Tremble , near Windfall , Ind. Olio of the tcetb was seven inches long nuu six inches In diameter , and a tusk of the monstrous animal measured nluo feet. When tlio air struck the boned they crumbled to pieces , and but a few of them were saved. Chauticoy M. Depcw is said to have a horror ror of death , doubtless because he knows that he will nut bo permitted to inaku It iucctb at b ! own funcntl , > ' AS OUlGll AS THOUGHT , How Stenography Wag Introduced Into Nobraska. JOHN BELL'S RECOLLECTIONS. 'the Kir t ll porcrs : anil How tlio 1'ionccf U < nort. > U thu First Trial in the Suite \ \ liioliVns Uo- coMlrd in Short-Maud. Jtnptd an Tlioiiulir. At the regular meeting of the Omaha Shorthand society Tuesday night , John T. Boll , of the Moroury , addrebsed the society on the early history of short hand in Nebraska , as follows : "Tho lirbt attempt made to secure the passage of a law providing for official reporting in the courts in Nebraska was in the year 1870-71 , when Senator Ilns- eall , of Douglas , introduced : i bill in the legislature , which wusMibstuntinlly a copy of the Towa law with a per diem pay of .18.10 per 100 words for tran- HcriptH. The bill was sat down upon so promptly and with mien forcn by liis as sociates , that Juugo IIihcvllH : ; hair stood straight up with astonishment , and he has never been able to got it en tirely llattcncd down yet. "The eountica paid in warrants in gome instances worth 00 cents on the dollar. "When the legislature mot in 1877 the ruporUm were granted a salary of $1,000 iubtend of a per diem pay , but thu houtiu llnanco committee forgot to appropriate money to pay thcHO salaries and thu rcbult WIIH that for two yours they wore a burden upon their friends. Two yoard later an appropriation was made to cover thin buck pay , and the temporary statesmen of that legislature tonic their little whack nt the law pro viding for court work , and the present statute , which fixes the salary at51/ , with nn allowance of 5 cents per hun dred for transcript , Is tha result. 'However , the suite was ready to admit the usefulness of shorthand , for when the impeachment * trial of Gov ernor David Butler caino on a few weeks later four stenographers were employed to tlilco the proceedings * each of whom wiispald ij > lo a day for a portion of the timo'occupicd by thoi UIBO : and $10 per day for the remainder.- ' The following summer three reporters were employed by "tho state in reporting the constitu tional convention off that year , and were paid $7.50 per dnjr etieh , , including Sundays and adjournments. "During the logiilftturo session of 1885 a bill was blocked ) out by General Estabrook nnd other lawyers and sent down to Lincoln , whenrit was taken in charge by Senator Crawford of West Point , which bill provided for the ap pointment of stenographers by three district judges whoso jurisdietion then extended over the ontjro state. The pay wae fixed at5 per day with a trans cript fee of10 cents. All criminal cabes wore to bo reported at the expense of the county , but in civil suits liti gants used their own judgment in that respect and most of them squandered money by not oinploynig the reporter. "In 1870 there wore , but three short hand writers in Omaha John Gray ( since 1872 a leading law reporter of Chicago ) , John Hall ( then employed on the Omaha Tribune , nown resident of London , ting. , ) and mybolf with Drill lirown of Burlington , lu. , now of the shorthand firm -of Brown & Holland of Chicago. Wo did the work for the Ute in ( ho tipring uud summer of'1871 ' , of which mention has been made. In that year Homer Stull ( now a leading lawyer of Idaho ) came to Omaha as the city editor of the Herald , and a year or two later Alfred Sorensen became known to fame as the city editor of the Bee. These gentlemen would have in creased the number of local stenogra pher by two , but for the removal from the city of Messrs. Gay and Hall , "April 15 , 1875 , I was appointed by Judge George B. Lake , then district judge for the Second district , embrac ing ten counties , the official reporter for Ins court , the first one thus ap pointed , and for several months the only ono in the state. The first case ever reported by shorthand in Nebraska was ono tried before judge Crounso at Fremont , in April , 1870 , when John Smith , proprietor of a small hotel in that place , was on trial for his life for the killing of ono George Gallon of West Point , in consequence of a quar rel over fifteen cents worth of hay. Upon the recommendation of Judge Crounse may long life be his I was employed by Dr. Rlillor to" report the case for three dollars nor column. I remember that in measuring up the work afterwards , when I went to the olllcc for my pity , Mr. Richardson told me that it came to $ : > ' > .7o , nnd I thought then , and have not changed my opinion since , that it would have boon a very neat and appropriate thing for Mr. Richardson tohavc measured bin thumb u few times , nftur the fashion of a coun try btorokcopor in measuring calico , in order to have inndo it an oven twoivo columns. If I had known that it would have lacked such a trillo of footing up $ . ' ! ( ! . I would have gladlv thrown a few additional linen into the report , and thus earned that extra quarter. "This Fremont experience was a hard ono. Before that I had never attempted to report even a speech , and had no idea whatever of court proceedings , as I had never boon in a court room dur ing a trial. A consciousness that a human life might depend upon the ac curacy of my report had a crushing oll'cct upon mo , and when I crawled oil' to bed at ' ! o'clock in the morning thu case having been commenced at t ! p. in. and ruHlied along to a clone 1 was so exhausted that I did not care whether I awakened again in this life or not. "In addition to the phyMcal and ner vous strain , I was depressed by the dreadful fear that 1 might not bo able to read my notun. But I was. The Bonn Pitman system of shorthand was iptdndcd by its inventor , fortunately for jno. to ho read as well as written therein difi'oring from some moro mod ern systems and , upon tackling my notes after u sound and dreamless sleep of bcvcral hours , they unwound them- helves before tiio jjn the pluasautost manner imaginable' . Indeed , I was rather proud of"them , and liavo brought tq chow to this assemblage of bright young stenographers to-night the first pagu of shorthand notes over token in u Nebraska court , and to ask if they will not agree with mo that , consider ing the circumstances , they are at least potable samples. " Four brides were made happy In ono day at Heaver Crossing , Il | . , lust week. A m'un applied for bis fifth marriage car- tilicato at Home , Ga. , not long ago , Elopcmeuts la Covlngton , Ky. , .averaged three u day a few weeks ago for three days. A Mr. Straw married u Miss Hcrry at Uhlllicotho , O. , and now they will go in to raise u crop of strawberries. A Judge ut Truckeo , Nov. , married n couple In the morning and was Importuned to grunt the brlao a divorce the sanio day. A ring-tailed taccooii , kept by u Lansing , Mich. , man u's.a iwt , broke loo&o the other night and ate 'up u Wedding cake , sampled the rest of the ucddlng feast uud mudo the bride so mad that she almost postponed tlio wedding. The emperor of China.Is . much dissatisfied with the eliiof bride-chosen for him , and has openly expressed his displeasure to the ox- empress regent , who did the selecting of im perial consorts. The indifference shown to her by her husband is said to cause the deepest pain to the girl-empress , and she Is said to bo partly deranged with grief. Probably the oldest couple thrtt ever stood before a marriage altar in Ohio is John Shill ing and Mis. Tabitha Ackerman , who have just boon made husband and wife at Hur- bank. The groom is eighty-seven years of ago , and this is bis third matrimonial von- turo. The bride , who becomes a brldo for the second time , is eighty-three years of ago. Both are fairly well to do. Several months ago a Troy girl omployea in a box factory wrote her numo in the bottom tom of u box , which reached the printing bouso of Tuttle & Co. , Rutland , where a pressman named Alfred Henonshaw saw the name and addressed a letter to tha girl. A correspondence ensued , and n few days ago Alfred met tlio girl at Troy , fell madly in lovn with her , and they are to bo married shortly. I'El'l'KIUIINT A tobacco trust is the plug ugly of monopo lies. It's a wlso champagne cork that knows its own popper. A hen may get the garden seed by a scratch , but she gets it all the sumo. SpcaUIng of scrub games , what's the matter - tor with spring house-cleaningf Many grave charges are nitidc'against citi zens by the secretary of u cemetery associa tion. Actresses who have no diamonds are now seeking advertisements through the patent mculciuo syndicate. People who have scon the much-talked of Chcrokeo strip report tbat the Cherokee sel dom docs anything clso. Mho farmers are fighting tbo twine-binding trust by adopting long strings of resolutions. Similia simlllbus curantur. In order to bo an efficient officer a police man need not bo an agriculturist , but bo should bo a man to pull boats. Aman never opens a box of chewing to bacco with a corkscrew : ho simply pulls tbo plug out with his lingers. One hundred years ago not a single gnmo of haso ball was played anywhere in the United States. Now look at us. General Uoulangor was a street hero In Franco and a suspicious character In Uel- glum , but he Is u whole circus in England. A. Jax. a Detroit saloonkeeper , Is under arrest. Ho might defy the "lightning" sold over his bar , but the law gathered him In. Since the departure of German opera nnd the advent of negro minstrelsy the revival in trade In tbcso parts has been very marked , A t'hiluUelphlu doctor says that huso ball conduces to heart disease. This explains why young ladles are so fond of champion pitchers. Mr. Sowall , ono of the American commis sioners to Herlln to scttlotbo Samuan affair , bus drawn first blood. Hut Ulsmarck drew the first beer. Umpire ( to his wife ) I believe I should like some grlddlo cakes for supper lo-night , my dear. Umpire's \y\fo \ ( from the kitchen , not long after ) Hatter up I The Oklahoma baseball club has not yet been orgunlrcd , H K. Volvor has put in a .ball . or two with u swiftness und accuracy which would indicate who wus to bo the pitcher. Ana nowjdeinooratlc opposcrs of veteran pensions , to union soldicisaro real mad at Corporal Tanner. They uro trying to do. vise some new system of corporal punish ment. > Good.oponlngs will bo speedily prepared for would-bo settlers on the Indian Ittnd known as the Cherokee strip. The soil In light and it does not take long to dig a grave. If'you are thinking of going over to Purls you had bettor take n Jum'h. Four Ameri cans went to u cafe in that city and ordered a carlo blanche dinner , for which they had to pay MOO. ' A Pariban crank recently flrod a blank cartridge'at President Curhot , The harm , less character of thu French duel Is ex. plained. Ttic principals probably use blimk cartridge * . UONEST FOIl TIII3 LADIES. The Hading veil is disappearing. Old-fashioned barego is again stylish. They uro wearing hat crowns much lower Just now. Frieze 1ms now all textures , nil colors , all garments for its own. O Black moire , both in silk nnd ribbon , will bo used by the acre in Rummer costumes. Both for great folk and small , black continues to bo the leading colors in stock ings.Hufiles Hufiles , puffs and all manner of flounces nnd furbelows are promised for the near fu ture. ture.Black Black grows moro and moro In favor ax the tbing to bo cornbiuod with tiny uud all colors. A useful now traveling cloak exactly copies a monk's long , loose gown in brown Carme lite wool. Striped tennis gowns are frequently worn with striped Cowes caps to match them. So are beach gowns. Irish poplin , though not yet n favorite with the world at largo , is very much used by tbo leaders of fashion. Hairpins and tin.y side-combs decorated with pearls and diamonds uro worn \vltb , certain styles of coiffure. Among the new beautiful materials thr.t are useful as well , uro the Chinese washing silks that are meeting with great luvor. The yoke waists are now about ns much worn by full grown women us they have been by children for the past two years , The newest fabric for little glrlif clothing Is pinJed ! mohair. Its Is light in tcxturo and its color combinations are generally artistic. Ills Just as well to remember that blouse waists of washing slilc must bo entirely unlined - lined if they uro ever to bo successfully washed. The now deep-pointed black gimps nnd trimming laces are used points up , with the plain edge bordering tlio gown or the drapery. Among Worth's latest Inventions 13 n train Unit falls over half u yard or so at the top , and does away with the necessity of further ornament. ' H Is announced upon authority that the fuslnonabln slmdo of hair Just now Is light brown , so full of warm tints as to scorn red in sunlight. Honors are easy between plal'ds and. stripes. Plaids are In high favor with tho' select ; line stripes are moderately worn by the mass of womankind. The Hading gown , that comes in Just OB the miscalled Hading voll goes out , is cut all in ono piece at tbo front , and fallo straight and full from throat to foot. Tlio scarf mantles of corded silk nro oxl cecdlngly simple and pretty , and will bring u return to the wool mantles trimmed witU fringe that formerly worn in vogue. , Waistcoats will bo almost do rlgnour with , wash gowns this season -and are made re movable- as to lot the pretty Bilk or cam. brio Bkirt now nnd then come to the front. Light openwork straw , rushes and Nea < nol tan braid Is used for summer bonncta and hats , nnd finely pleated horse-hair in used in trellis effects for capotes , toques and Ulnck grenadine will bo much used for thin mld-BUimuor-gowns. Many of them are figured In high colors nnd will bo used for underskirts und accessories of costume * mainly composed of the plnln. Vm'y elegant crepes ao Chine , In a variots of lovely tints and patterns , enter very argely Into the composition of full-ilres'i toilets for bummer resorta , Thogruatcsl tihe inado of them at present | for accordion * plaited skirts on elaborate tea-gowns. Slippers of undressed kid in shade * of tan and gray , in gracefully arched arnnet und medlum-blgh heels , urji very 'stylish and dropsy accompaniments to n acini-dres * toilet ; however , tboy have not superseded tlio bronze or black kid tmndula In popularity" Tiio square-shaped painsojs are exhibited in many unique combinations of color and fabric. Homo of tbo round ones arc dpcply' nrchcd between the polntB-two'wing in ribs into unplcaslng prominence. The slzo of most of the parasols is very large , and tha MOBt.ex | > fiislyo have jowcllea bundle * , and arc-made of lk vcllcu , nnd edged with real nets and costly lacos. or will ) of tUlle or yillc ga'iue.