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THE OMAHA JJA1LY JJSJ ] Jfi : MONDAY , JUNE 30 , 1890.
YASN" A Drummer's Fearful Experience in a Mis souri River Flood , ' CLOSE OF THE DENVER CONVENTION , Xlic T. V. A.llcorgnnlzcd nnd Strength ened A Driiiiiiiici-'B Knltldcsn tVlft ! IICIIIH of Interest for tlio Grip Carriers. "I read , with a good deal of Interest and pleasure , nn editorial In Tun BKK the other day , ridiculing n d' crlpllon of the raging Missouri which recently appeared inn Boston paper , " said genial Ed Uoe , manager of the Gate City hat company. "But no pen , " ho continued , "can describe the Big Muddy as I once saw It. I shudder yet to think of the scene which came near being the last I wit nessed on earth. It was during the memora ble Hood In 1831. I was traveling for n hat house In Cedar Rapids , In. , nnd wanted to get from Brownsville in this state over to the Kansas City station at Phelps , Mo. The river was out of its banks and the low grounds on the Missouri side flooded. It was only after hard work that I got an old river rat to row mo ncross to Phclps and I gave him $10 for the job. Wo started out nbout 4 o'clock in the afternoon and had only got n few rods from the Nebraska shore when I regretted that I had not stayed in Brownsville. The river was a raging torrent nnd for every rod wo went ncross 'vo went ten rods down the stream. Great trees nnd masses of driftwood shot by us every few seconds ends , rushing on with n power that would have crushed our frail skirt like an eggshell had n collision occurred. My boatsman was a star in his line , though , and managed to dodge tlicso vehicles of destruction in a way that astonished mo. Our progress was ne cessarily very slow nnd before wo were half way across It became dark nnd wo were nt the mercy of the torrent. Wo could not sco the shore on cither side , and to ndd to the horror of the situ ation It suddenly grow cloudy and began to ruin. Every few seconds wo would feel the awful swish nnd scratching of some float ing tree or other debris against our boat , and then wo would give it up for gone. Finally the expected happened. A big section of a Moating mass of timber struck us fair auJ ' over went our boat. The awful horror of that moment can never bo told. I was under water for n seemingly endless time , and when I nroso I could sco nothing around mo. The boat , my partner , everything had disap peared. I was n poor swimmer , but I struck out with desperation , hoping to keep with the current until I was rescued. When I was Just ready to sink I struck what after wards proved to be a large gate that some farmer's ' fence had contributed to the river. After probably an hour's cITort f succeeded in getting on the gate nnd found that It easily hold mo above the water. It was useless to attempt , in the darkness , to guide my strange craft and I let It go at the mercy of tlio waves. The water was cold nnd I finally became numb from cold nnd terror. I was almost un conscious when I felt the craft stop. It had caught on something and was anchored , al though the water was still rushing around nnd under mo. The sense of even temporary security was too much for my tired nerves nnd I fell into a sleep from sheer exhaustion. "When I awoke a 9 o'clock sun was warming my stiffened bones nnd drying my soaking clothes. My strange craft had caught on a fence post on Colonel Thompson's stock farm , three miles below Langdon on the Missouri side of the river , and I was saved. The . 'water was falling ninldly and I was rescued nbout noon bv n party who wcro out ferrying cattle to the high two miles east of mo. I had traveled at least twenty miles on that gate , through timber , over farms and under n narrow railroad culvert to bo thus provi dently saved. AVhcn I had told my Btory to my rescuers , ono of them n tall , swarthy Mlssoiirlun , in blue jeans , said : 'Wall , young man , you'll probly bo hung ; It's (1 ( n sartin' you wn'nnt bawn to bo drowned.1 I cnmo to Omaha soon after that nnd hnvo since eoallncd my boating ex cursions to Manuwn and Cut-Oft. The Bos ton man who wrote that description of the raging Missouri was probably out hero In 1SS1. " Tlio T. 1 * . A. < on vent Ion. Tlio eighth annual national convention of the Travelers' Protective association , which closed In Denver on Friday , was ono of the largest and most successful meeting * of the association over held. The following national officers were elected : - President George S. McOrew of St. Louis. Secretary and Treasurer L. T. LaBcauno of St. Louis. First Vice President George H. Kandall of Now York. Second Vice President Joseph Wallerstlno of Virginia. Third Vice President John A. Kennedy of Waco , Tex. Fourth Vice President H. S. Churchill of Arkansas. Fifth Vice President Aloys Jacobs of Denver. Directors J. C. Wilkinson , Murry Carlton and Richard Trover of St. Louis , F. E. Nash of Indiana , F. M. Ilotchklss of Connecticut. Chairman of National Railway Committee D. K. Clink of Chicago. Chairman National Hotel Committee L. II. Scooler of St. Louis. . . . / , Chairman of National Legislative Commit tee M. J , Pickering of Pennsylvania. Chairman of National Press Committee M. J. O'Neil of New Orleans. Finance Committee Messrs. C. A. Chick of Massachusetts , J. W. Corley of Kentucky , and Brooks of Now York. Chaplain S. A. Hnincs of Now i'orlc. Little Rock , Ark. , was selected as the place Of the next national convention. The headquarters of tlio association were removed from Chicago to St. Louis. mo loiiowmg n menu menus wcro made to the constitution , which wcro subsequently adopted as revised ; it is substantially n new constitution : Article 1 , Section 2 Add afterword profes sion on line twelve : "And to provide a benefit fund for members of the association in case of accident or death , and also to take interest In such mutters as pertains to the welfare of the commercial travelers of the United States. " v Art. 2 , Sco. 3 Change to road : "All ) ' applications formoinborshlp must bo Indorsed f' by ono or more members in good standingund > forwarded to the national secretary. Kach npplleatlon must bo accompanied by n mem bership fee of $5. When the application is received by the national .secretary ho shall re fer it to the national board of directors for approval. Tlio secretary will , upon the oleo- k tion of the applicant , notify the national soo- L rctary of the division or post to which the ni > - pllcaut elects to become u member , who shall rnfsU ho name of the applicant In the ineiu- borshuTTbll of said division or post. "Tlio national secretary shall then issue n cortitleuto of membership tluough the secre tary of the division to wtileh the member bo- longs. " This nmcndment to take effect on nud after July 1,1SVX ) . Art. 2. Strike out all after words "board of directors" and Insert Instead : "Should a pei-sou desiring to become n member reside in 11 htato that has no organization , he may make application to whatever state division ho may elect. " Art. 3 , See. 1 Change to road : "Tho of ficers of this association shall consist of ono ' resident , live vice presidents , to bo desig nated as first , second , third , fourth nnd fifth ; n socretarv nnd treasurer in ono person , nnd live directors , three of whom shall reside In the city In which the headquarters of the as- eoclatlon uro located , nud u chairman of the following committees : Hallroad , legislative , press aud hotel , nud those committees shall not bo empowered to expend any moneys \iutll first appropriated by the proper authori ties. " ' See. 2 Chauged to read as follows : "Tho president , vice president , secretary and treas urer and board of directors shall bo elected iimimitly and shall hold their ofllco until their successors are elected and qualified. The board shnll elect ono of their nunilwr to act us chairman in the absence of the president. Three of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business nt nny regular or special meeting. All oflleors are to bo elected at an annual meeting of the associa tion and in such a manner us the constitution may prescribe. Art. U Making the annual dues , $10 , pay- pblo soiul-iuiuually ; $1 to U' ° to the post , fi to the state , $1 to the reserve fund , t3 to the benefit fund , mid tl to the expcnso fund. Art. 7 , Sec. a A meeting of the Iward shall bo held on the first Saturday of each mouth. OArt. 0 , Benefit Fund Two thousand del lars In CASO of death by accldout ; loss of both Iocs , 11,000:1cm : of ono nrm or log , IMO ; totnl blindness , $ ' . ' .000 ; 110 per week for a term not exceeding fifty-two weeks. Sec. 4 to read : "Every member who has been n member for ono year from July 1,1890 , In case of death from natural causes shall re- eclvo $100 for every year up to flvo years that ho has been a member , provided ho has been so for flvo consecutive years prior to his death , the amount to bo paid to his hairs and assigns. " Sec. fi provides the sum of $100 for pay ment of burial expenses upon the decease of nny rnfimbor in good standing1 , said amount to bo deducted from whatever benefits ho may bo entitled to under section 4 , Sec. 0 provides that In case of any doubt of the justice of any claim arising In the minds of the secretary and resident directors , ' that the payment of said bcncllt shall bo do- forrcd until the regular meeting of the na tional board of directors , who shall decide in alt said doubtful claims and whoso decision shall bo final. Sec. 7. Any member in good standing who may Imvo been a member ono year or more , dying with no visible relatives , shall bo buried by the state division of the state In which said death may occur , and they shall bo en titled to draw upon the bcncllt fund for actual expenses of said burial for a sum not exceed ing $100. See. 8. Any or all of the above benefits may bo Increased at any time uhould the member ship Justify it , but only by n two-thirds vote of the delegates in annual convention assem bled. Sec. 0. The reserve fund shall bo allowed to accumulate until it shall reach the sum of $ riO,000 , and It shall not bo used except in cases of social emergencies and oven then only by order of u two-thirds vole of the dele gates lit national convention assembled. Sec. 10. All claims for benellts must bo ac companied by the certificate of two respecta ble local physicians and by two members of the division to which the claliner belongs. During the convention excursions were made to resorts around Denver. The Until wind-up was u gra.id ball at Munltou Springs on Friday night. A Driiiiiiticr'H Knl hlcss Wife. Colorldgo had asensatlon early last week , In which two Sioux City traveling men and the wife of ono of them figured. A Ooleridgo hardware merchant named Hamll formerly traveled for a confectionery establishment in Sioux City. His successor was taken 111 , and the Sioux City house induced lluinll to leave bis business and ntnlco a trip for the trade with Fourth of July goods. Ilatnil started out and hud only mndo n town or two when ho learned that another Sioux City drummer was heading for Colo- I'idgo. Hamll's suspicions wcro aroused , nnd ho wired his wife that ho would not bent nt homo until after .luly ) . Ho then went to Randolph , secured n team and drove across the country to Coleridge , arriving about mid night. Ho went to his homo and found the door locked. Ho created a disturbance ntid was rewarded by seeing his wife's paramour , the. other Sioux * City drummer , come down stairs in his night clothes , revolver in hand , evidently prepared to kill a burglar. Hnniil attempted to cet into the house and was dis covered by the guilty drummer , who escaped by a rear window and loft the place. Hamll gained entrance to the house , took his two children and returned with them to Sioux , City , leaving his faithless wife to shift foi ? herself. A Drummer's .Mistake. "Why don't you take that half of the scat ! " I asked of. n drummer for a Boston house as wo were going down from Charleston to Sa vannah on n crowded train , nnd the half re ferred to being alongside of a fairly good-look ing woman , says n writer In the New York Sun. "I quit that ton years ago , " ho replied. "Any story connected with ill " "I should smile ! " And when ho had got seated in the smok ing car lie began : "About ten years ago , when my eye teeth wcro still in the gums , I was going from Cleveland to Cincinnati. There was plenty of room lu the coach , but I figured to get alongside a woman a good-looker about thirty years of ngo. I found her talkative and pleasant , but after about half an hour and while I was putting myself oa the back , she turned on mo with : " 'Can you spare mo $73 today J' "I laughed. ' "And don't keep mo waiting,1 she contin ued. , "I laughed again , although she had a look which gave mo a hint of trouble. " 'You either come down with the § 7. or I'll stand up hero and claim to everybody that 3'ou are my husband , and that you ran away and I am bringing you backl' "I didn't laugh this time. I saw that she meant every word of it. 1 had about $70 , and I tried to blurt her. I told her to raise n row and I'd ' have her arrested , but she didn't scare worth a cent. She was springing up to denounce mo when I came to time. " "You don't say you guvu her the money I" "But I do. I counted It right out on her lap , and she put it Into her pocket and said she guessed it would bo a great moral lesson to mo to mind my own business in the future. So it was. I got away from her after a bit , dead-broko and mad all through , but I was placed in such a position that I couldn't say a word. No moro half seats for mo. Ono dose has worked a cure. " Fcinnlo I'nsHoiiKcrs. Wo had about twenty-flvo miles to go by stage in Missouri , nnd it was early spring nnd the roads wore very bad , says the Now York Sun. The stage started about half an hour before daylight , and there wcro flvo men of us and two women. These last had the back scat , and talked only to themselves. Wo wore not over two miles out when the stngo got stuck , and down every man had to get and lift nnd pull and pry. Three miles further on wo wore stuck again , and it was the same performance over again , lu going fourteen miles wo wera stuck flvo times , and In going the twenty-live wo lifted that old stage out of the ruts and holes and ditches almost a dozen times. The flvo of us wore wet. sploshed , muddy aud hungry when wo finally drove up to the terminus , and you can imagine our feelings when those two women got down , removed their shawls and bonnets , nnd stood revealed as two hearty and robust men. Wo were looking nt them with open mouths , when ono of them remarked : "Thanks for your labors , gentlemen. Wo know the road and prepared for it. Will you Imbibe-1" But wo were too Indignant to accept. Tlio ColumlMiH Celebration. The preparations for the grand celebration to bo held In Columbus on the Fourth of July nro progressing finely. The leading feature of the day will bo the traveling men's parade led by the ladles' band of Fullerton , and the banquet tendered them by the business men of Columbus. Over flvo hundred Invitations have been sent out , nnd the committee on in vitation and reception nro anticipating nlnrgo attendance.Mr. . Moore , chairman of the committee , requests every ono who 1ms re ceived nu invitation to notify him by letter whether ho can attend or not. Any traveling man who has not received nn limitation nnd would lilco to attend will bo supplied with ono by sending lu his name. Mr. Moore has Just ivtuined from Denver , where ho has been attending the National T. P. A. conven tion. Ho reports an elegant time and nn ele gant lot of people. Mr. Moore supplied large number of those attending the conven tion with invitations , and quite n number said that they would attend on their return east. The business nit-ii of Columbus Imvo subscribed liberally towards this banquet , nnd the traveling men can rest assured that they will bo heartily welcomed and royally entertained while In the city. Let ull the boys make up their minds to rotno and make n red-letter day for Columbus , the meridian city. Samples. C. S. Brown has gone to Ogden for the Omaha hard ware .company. A movement Is on foot for n big blowout by the Omaha commercial travelers in Septem ber. ber.Manager Manager Hoe of the Gate City hat company came lu Saturday night from u successful western trip. J. F. Nesbltt Is In from n successful trip over the Union I'aclflo for the Omaha hard ware company. * ' W. H. Uuyuor beaded the Nebraska dele gation nt the Travelers' Protective associa tion convention. W. J. Hclphroy has been taking It easy for two months past. Ho goes out this week In the Interests of the oyster trade. A number of the Omnha Knights of the Grip will tnko part In the "Drummers' Day" parade and banquet nt Columbus on July 4. Harry Hnrwall , representing n Boston woolen goods house , was slightly Injured In a runaway at Pacific Junction the other day. L. Harper U superintending the con struction of water works at Wlndsldo for the United States Wind , Engine and Pump company. George F. Black n drummer for the Jewelry firm of Jonas , Darst it Co. , Cincinnati , fell from a Missouri Pacific boat at Memphis nnd was drowned , W. B. Dingman cntno In from n trip over the Elbhorn for the Omaha hardware com pany , and Is unending a few days at his homo In Grand Island. Handsome Colonel Peck , who has sold ci gars throughout the west for n quarter of n century , leaves for Duluth next week to get rid of a big job lot of hay fovcr. Charles J. Belaud of Montreal , represent ing the Dominion travelers , Is In the city en route homo from the Travelers' Protective association convention at Denver. D. F. WaiTcn , a Detroit drummer well known in Omaha and Nebraska , rescued Judge Cooner , n prominent attorney , from a burning hotel at Fort Worth the other night. 11. M. Stillwell of Louisville , ono of the best known nnd most competent drummers on the road , Is mysteriously missing , and nil efforts to oitain anv tidings of his where abouts have proved fruitless. Hichurd J. Franklin never was called Richard before in his life , always Just plain Dick Is at Cheyenne on his way home from n trip to the coast for the United States Wind , Engine and Pump company. Our own Dawson Mayer was nominated by the Indiana delegation nt Denver as ono of the vice presidents of the National Travelers' Protective association. Ills name was with drawn , however , In favor of one of the suc cessful candidates. S. L. Cumback , son of ex-Governor Gum- back of Indiana , was found dead in a hotel at Iowa City. Ho was traveling for a Boston house and had been in Iowa City about a week during which time ho drank excess ively. Cerebral congestion was the im mediate cause of his death. Cumback was well known among the trade aud traveling men of the west. "Wind and settle up the affairs of the Travelers' Protective association as e.xpedi- tiously as possible and then devote your energies nnd best ability to the perfecting of the federation idea. The Travelers' Protec tive association has long been n menage to other and moro Important work of traveling men. " Such wcro the instructions issued by the Merchant Traveler , the self-styled "only organ of the 25,000 traveling men of the United States" to the delegates to the Trav elers' Protective association convention at Denver. Instead of heading the unsolicited instructions the delegates bent their energies to making the Travelers' Protective associa tion stronger than ever. GKIXiHNG Ul" CITY DOGS. Canine Goods Converted Into Tal- loxvs and Medicine Oils. Tlio mystery surrounding- ultimate destination of the dogs of the Eighth nnd Spruce streets vivisection hospital has been cleared , says the Philadelphia Times. They huvo 150110 whore the dogs of the refuge for homeless am } sulTering animals , at" 1240 Lombard street , and the city pound , opposite the Municipal hospital , go to the desiccating works of a manufacturing farm at Vonango street and Delaware avenue , whore they are converted into ummonlto , tallow , oil and fertilizers. The firm is that of M. L. Shoomukor & Co. The place is a big ono , occupying , near the river , several acres , on which stand the dozen buildings used in the various processes of economizing useless animals. Twelve wagons are run to every part of the city day and night to secure sup plies. As many as 150 dogs are taken into the mill on ordinarily busy days. They are usually reinforced by a supply of cats , incidental to the daily excur sion. sion.Tho The dog skins are sent to a St. Louis firm , whore they are made into gloves. Thou the meat is pressed , and the dog oil obtained is sold to druggists and patent medicine vendors , throughout the country , who in turn retail it as a sovereign cure for consumption , rheu matism , gout , headache , and , in short , every known ill that ilosh is lioir to , ex cept "impocuniosity. Tallow candles nnd machine oil use up _ all the rest of the bow-wow organization cxcppt the bones , which are converted into the fertilizing ammonite. Tlio business is a big , almost universal ono , because the firm is without a rival , and orders for its products pour in from every quarter. Dogs that have made Philadelphia neighborhoods hideous alike in daylight and darkness by their howls have been known to light the sanctum of a Harvard student , euro a Canuck Indian of rheumatism and start grass growing on a fire-swept western prairie land. In fact , everything about a dog is used except his bark. Even the wag of his tail is perpetuated in whip- leather. As for the cats , they find a , ready do mestic market in fur-lined circulars , or are sent abroad to bo brought back as squirrel skins , or , in the cases of the finer and more expensive breeds , as seal skins. M. L. Shoemaker & Company pay the Refuge for homeless and suffering ani mals nn annual retainer for their sup plies , aud by this the Ifumnnitarinn re sort is largely supported. The city dogcatchers - catchers also come in for a trouurous div idend. The operations of the dessiccaling firm are not confined to defunct mem bers of the canine and feliuo tribes. Ilorscs , cattle and sheep are included in the Ingrodiotjts of what is known as the "general pot , " from which various grades of tallow and oils are extracted. Even glue is manufactured from sinews and muscles , a fact which has interested several of the firm's drivers in the re port that a number of dogs luivo been sticking persistently about the gates of the Spruce street vivisection shop. In all the processes of the big dossic- cating works n wonderful degree of cleanliness and method in observed , and oven the operations of converting the hundreds or carcasses by moans of the gigantic presses into "cracklings" and subsequently into oils and greases by the higoxtraotorti ligestors and naphtha tanks leave the faintest odorous taint in the neighborhood. About ono hundred and sixty men nro employed under SupoVintondent S. N. Olwlnb nnd Manager J. Palmer Fuller ton , who always wax warm in tbolr dis sertations upon the wonderful economy of matter which nature has provided for nil her works. Krauso's headache capsules , unlike many remedies , are perfectly harmless , thov con tain no injurious substances , and will stop nny kind of a headache , will prevent head aches caused by over indulgence of food or drink lute at night. Price 23 cents ; forsalo by all leading druggists. $500 Hoxuud For nny trace of nntlpyrlno.Morphlno , Chloral or any other injurious compound in Krauso's headache capsules , \ ICrauso's hcadacho capsules are moro pleas ant and convenient to take than powders , wafers , elixirs , etc. - - A Citizen of Dos Mnlnoa. Please to accept acknowledgments , and also commend to others the use of ICruuso's Hcadacho Capsules. They have been thor oughly tested by myself nnd other members of my family nnd produced the desired result. It Is to IKS the great remedy nnd Its use will greatly extend Us popularity , yours very truly , SlIlNKT A. FotiTKll. Sco'y Hoyul Union Mutual Life Ins. Co , The enterprising uud leading druggists al ways have them. WHERE THE WAR BEGAN , The Qorm of the Oirit Conflict Hatched at Iowa Oity. WHERE ' FREE StATE MEN MET , An Interesting D < 4qio.snro Concerning John Itrowii's farcer Thn Great AljoIltlonitft'H'Qtinrtcrs In tho. West. If it be conceded that John Brown's raid nt Harper's Ferry , although somewhat I'omotc , was a first great cause of South Carolina's attempted secession from the union nnd the fall of Columbia , her capital , the death-rattle , ns it was , of the rebellion , then it may truly bo writ ten by mo that at Iowa City the germ of the civil war was" partially hatched , and fromu citizen of Iowa City It received , in part , n .mortal wound. It was about the tlino of the presi dential election of 185tt that Brown , ac companied by his sons , first visited Iowa City on his way cast from Kansas. Iowa City was then thohomeof William Penn Clarice , the member for Iowa of the Kan sas national committee , a circum stance which mndo the place a sort of headquarters for those in sympathy with the free-stale cause of Kansas , and from hero were forwarded for distribu tion , supplies to sustain that cause. Ton miles from Iowa City , in nn easterly direction , was u Btimll Qtinkor hamlet called West Branch , now a nourishing town , and live miles beyond was Springdale - dale , also of Quaker characteristics , which with its vicinage together with West Branch , was called in general terms the Pedeo settlement , writes a correspondent to the Chicago News. These were the localities where Brown , on his numerous subsequent visits to Iowa City , concealed the fugitive slaves from Missouri whom ho piloted to Can ada , and where he drilled his band for the Harper's Ferry raid. On tills first visit to Iowa Gity in 1S50 Brown rode a mule which ho had cap tured nt an affair called Black Jack , which In those days of small things was spoken of ns a battle. After passing through Iowa City in the night , as was his custom , for at that period not all the citizens of Iowa City wcuo abolitionists , , he stopped before a little farm tavern about a milo east of West Branch , which was kept by ono James Townsend , of whoso sympathy and discretion Brown had been previously assured , even if his quakcr costume had not been a sufficient guaranty. Alighting from his mule , ho asked Townsend , v'ho mot him at the door , if ho had over hoard of John Brown of Kansas notoriety. This in formal mooting was the beginning of very close and confidential relations be tween tlio two , the red-faced quaker and the hook-nosed zealot. Brown was in Iowa City and the Pcdeo settlement on numerous occasions be tween his first visit'in ' 18-30 and his last in 18o9 , but the objects and incidents re lating to them were similar the con cealment of fugitive slaves escaping to Canada and the promotion of the free stale cause of Kansas ; but the last two sojourns were made chiefly with a view of perfecting hisr plans , accumulating arms , drilling , disciplining , and recruit ing his band and taking measures for making Pedcoa base of operations for the attack on Harper's Ferry. In the begin ning of the winter of 1857-8 Brown for the fifth time visited the quaker settle ment of Cedar county and spent the winter - tor there in preparation for the move ment on Harper's Ferry , the plan of which ho disclosed to some of his Iowa confidantes James Townsond. John H. Painter and Dr. H. C. Gill. On this oc casion ho was accompanied by his band , consisting of his son Owen , Auron D. Stevens , John Kagi , John K. Cook , Richard Rcalf , Charles W. Moflltt , Luke J. Parsons , Charles II. Tidd , William Leeman and Richard Richardson , the latter a colored man. Brown quartered his men during this winter at the house of Mr.Williiim Max- son , three miles northeast of Springdale , a two-story gravel house , said to ho the first of the kind built in Iowa. The farm on which it is situated was bought by Maxron at the first government land sale , hold at Dubuque in 1830 , and the house , 32x25 feet in tlio main part , was built in 1849. Hero Brown's men were qunrtorodnnd often drilled with wooden swords while preparing for the projected raid , Brown himself having his quar ters at the homo of Mr. John Painter , about two miles distant in the direction * of Springdale April 22,1858 , Brown having returned from the cast , whore ho had been to ar range some preliminaries , bade his men prepare for the grand movement. Tlio parting from their friends , which took place on April 27 , brought tears to all oycs except those of tlio importurbnulo Brown , for they loft with the intention of striking the blow immediately. However - over , a convention which shortly after ward mot at Chatham , Canada , whore they went directly from Pedeo , ordained that It should bo postponed. This convention also framed a constitution aud selected officers of a provisional government. Postponement having been determined upon , Brown again returned to Kansas , and on the evening of February 4 , 1859 , once moro was on his way to Iowa City , crossing the Missouri river at Nebraska City , accompanied by a few of his party and twelve negroes. After crossing the river they marched rapidly , and on February 2o Brown for the last time gained the hospitable hamlets of Pedeo , having passed through Iowa City the night previous. Now for the corollary , if I may so torni it the verificatioU , ' df the proposition with which my storj' , ' ot out. Captain W. U. CJoodsell of Jqwa City and of the Thirteenth Iowa volunteers , was ono of a party of about fifty olllcors and men who , on the 17th of February , 1805 , in advance of all other'troops entered the city of Columbia , the capital of South Carolina , whore secession began , en tered the state houses ( for they found two , the now nnd the old ) , and , not being sure which woj in use , and having two llugs , on a hpndquartors fiag and the other the regimental banner of the Thirteenth Iowa , the command divided , ono party putting the headquarters fiag on top of tlio old cn'nitol , and Goodsoll , with tlio other party ; placing his own regimental Hag on the now ono. So it may ho said that , in a certain sense , that at Iowa City the war began , and by Iowa City the war was ended. - . . i Tlio Deepest 1'ler In tlio World , A bomowhat novel question has arisen in connection with the piers of the Hawksbury bridge , the largest in Aus tralia , hut chlolly remarkable for the fact that tlio foundations are tlio deep est iu the world , the deepest pier being down 100 feet below high water line , says the Railroad Guxotto. As the bridge is "forty foot nbovo the water , tlio great est-height of the jiliu'3 reaches 200 feet. The depth of water is not great , nor Is the current or range excessive , but the bed of the river is composed of a great depth of soft mud. Tito prevailing rook of the district is sandstone , little disturbed , but very jjenerally deeply eroded , forming narrow valleys , often with prodpltlous sides of considerable depth. Some anxiety appears to hnvo been felt ns to the stability of the foun dations , which were excavated by An derson & Barr for the Union bridge company. Observations show some Ir regular and frequent lalornal motion of the piers , the greatest being about two nnd one-half inches. The motion is singularly irregular , being up stream ono day , down stream the next nnd al together absent on tlio following day. It appears doubtful whether any Irregu larity in the working of the expansion rollers has nny inlluenco on this motion , nnd engineers are much divided In opin ion both as to its cause nnd importance. Some hold that a small amount of mo tion is inevitable on the summit of n pier over two hundred foot high , while others contend that it shows that tne piers have an Irregular bearing nt their base , nnd probably rest on a ledge of rock at one corner. O witter to the winding form of the "narrow , deep valley through which tlio stream Hews the bridge is somewhat sheltered from the wind , and the changes of temperature are moderate , the extreme range being about 70 deg. Tlio bridge is double track , and the maximum speed of passenger trains over it is about thirty miles per hour. AH it is situated near the foot of a long grade of I'M foot to tlio milo , some of the trains are double-headers. It is , of course , obvious that on a double-truck bridge the load is notoxnctly above the center line of tlio pier , and it is possible that the vibration of a heavy train may ctuiso a slight rock in n tall pier resting on a soft and uncurtain foundation. There is no vertical movement. Discoveries Moro Valuable than Gold nro SANTA ABIE , the California discovery for consumption nnd diseases of the throat , chest and lungs , and CALIFORNIA CAT-U- CUK13 , the only guaranteed cure for catarrh , cold In the head and kindred complaints. They nro sold nt $1 per package , or three for $2.1)0 , nnd are recommended and used by the leading physicians of the Paclllu coast. Not secret compounds. Guaranteed by Goodman Drug Co. DICKENS AS A DINER. Ills Prltlo In Making- Certain Delic ious Gin I'linoli. Dickens , says John Ilollingshead in his lately published "Niagara Spray , " was neither a gourmet nor a gourmand ; but , as a man taking an immense amount of walking exercise daily , he possessed a healthy appetite ; and was not ashamed of it. IIo was born aud lived in thodnys of taverns and chop-houses , before the town was filled with restaurants of French or Italian origin. His taste for good food , plainly cooked , may have been ingrained in him in his youth , but it was kept alive by the three or four leading London taverns. Tlio Garrick club probably o\vcd to him the introduc tion of a monster steak called the "Gar- rick steak , " adopted from America , with out acknowledgment , where it is known as the "porter house. " The Albion was his favouito tavern. The old boxes with leather seats gnvo a semi-privacy to a small and select party iu the public coffee-room , and the endless procession of joints gave a varied and substantial meal at a moderate price , without the trouble of ordering a sot dinner from a menu like a British museum catalogue. In his own house , or otfico , at House hold Words , where ho had a little din ing or supper room , ho seldom , except on show occasions , departed from his favorite simplicity. The chief approach to artificiality at these little banquets was noticeable in a log of mutton prepared - pared in u manner not generally popu lar. The bono of the joint was taken out and the place supplied with veal stulling and oysters , and the whole roasted or baked iu the usual fashion. The result , as it was cooked in the little kitchen at the Household Words , was always a success ; nud if it hud not been there was ample compensation after ward in the master's unrivaled gin punch. I verily believe that Charles Dickens was moro proud of his skill in manufac turing this seductive compound than of being the author of all his great works. The preparations for this concoction ( which 1 named "livo shillings and costs" ) were simple and yet elaborate. First of all the jug was produced the vat or the receptacle of the brew. Then came a plate and knives , then the lem ons , the sugar basin , and then finally u largo table napkin. In tho'meantime the kettle on the hob had prepared the boiling water , and the bottle of distilled liquid an important f actoras the phrase goes was placed in the hands of the master. I shall bo guilty of no irrever ence if I say that at this point his eyes twinkled and generally winked. Tlio process of blending was like a conjuring trick performed by an accomplished pro fessor. The mixture being made with care and delicacy , and with n certain amount of demonstrative pride , the jug was placed upon the table and the napkin thrust into its mouth. Tlio brow , timed by thermistor's watch , had comment'ed , and in a few minutes the napkin was withdrawn , and "live shillings nnd costs" was ready for convivial distribu tion. Among those who drank ( moderately ) and enjoyed ( hugely ) thlsDickins nectar was Wilklo Collins , who told mo that , next to a well made apple pudding , ho know of nothing moro agreeable. Wil- kio's tastes , like Dlckins' , though ho know the culinary ways of the cultivated foreigners , were essentially simple , and so were Thnokarny's. Nighi after night the author of "Vanity Fair , " leaving the delights of tlio Garrick club a few doors higher up in King street , Convent garden - don , was a constant visitor of Evan's supper roonu ( tlio original of his "Cave of Harmony" ) , where ho was not afraid to cat solid mutton chops and baked po tatoes at midnight , nnd not ashamed to show his delight in the part singing of the choir boys , who divided their time between tlio0collacs and Roman Cath olic church. II'About to Travel or Kmlgrate , The voyager cannot bo provided with a safer remedy and protective medleino than Hostot- ter's Stomach Bitters. Abundant testimony exist to prove that itnulllllas hurtful climiitU : Inlluenees aud the effects of exposure , that It reconciles the stomach to unaccustomed food , and pruvents injurious results from Impure water. Mariners , tourists , emigrants nnd miners have nil contributed their quota of testimony in Its behalf , and Its protective In fluence has been most effectually demon strated In regions and under conditions whore , If not really effective , that fact would long since have been oxpoicd. In no class of dis orders have Its remedial and preventive proj > - ertles been moro conspicuously shown than In cases of malarial fevers , maladies for which It is the most popular specific iu existence , bothheruundinthu tropics , whore Its reputa tion is scarcely second to that whicn it enjoys on this continent. It is , moreover , a most agreeable appetizer nnd nervino. < Toiuiilii | MIllor'H Lonely Home. All alone , with himself as his only company , up among the high clllfs just outriido the town of Oakland , Cul. , Joa- quln Miller , the poet of the Sierras , Is passing his days , says tlio Philadelphia Press. "What is there to attract ono hero ? " he recently wrote to u friend who wanted to travel 2,0X ( ) miles to visit him. "Nothing , absolutely nothing , ex cept centipedes , scorpions and the tarantula , and they're not the best com pany for a city-bred mun , for whatever tlioy put their feet on they poison. But I iiko it. I just turn tlio rocks up hero over , then I plant a tree or build a fence and oneo in a great while I write kt-op nwuy from me ; stay where you are and when I want you uud the rest of the world I'll sond. " TIIIS PAUHOT WAS A WON'Oim. She Spoke Many Languages ami Ijovoil to GolSVVct. A parrot of much cultivation died of old ago In Plaliilleld a fowd'.iys ' ago , pays n IMnlnflcld , N. J. , correspondent to tlio Now York Times. The bird was brought from Brazil and wa.s presented to George Llsslgnolo , a Now York broker , fifteen years ago. At that tlmo the knowing creature discoursed freely In Spanish , Portuguese , English , and n native gib berish of which no ono understood the meaniiyr. In Mr. Lesslgnolo's pretty 1'lrlnfield homo the bird soon became proficient in the French and German languages , which are spoken by the members of the family. The linguistic powers of Polly were wonderfully developed , With a smatter ing of so nmn v languages the bird seemed to know in wnich ono to speak respect fully and in which to swear roundly. In Spanish and Portugese Polly's ' oaths were not objected to , and she seemed to know this. In English her strongest "swear words" were "shut up. " A rain storm scorned to bo the parrot's chief delight. Once outside on the lawn with n drenching fall of rain upon her head , she would run through her vocabulary with lightning-liko rapidity , generally beginning with a loud laugh so human in sound that no stranger ever doubted till ha had seen the bird that it came from a human throat. Tlio enunciation of the children's names was wonderfully clear , and many times were the little ones called from play by the parrot's close imitation of the mother's voice. In the presence of visitors Polly was generally sedate , seldom offering any familiarities. Should the caller become at all boisterous , however , the parrot would probably quiet him by closely imi tating Ills laugh , and then groaning in anguish , the while exclaiming : "Poor , poor Polly ! " as if , indeed , the presence by such a mortal was ono of the saddest things imaginable. The exact ago of the bird Is not known. As the enamel was entirely gone from his bill , those who claim to know say that fifty or moro years must certainly have passed over Polly's head. IlofrlgcrntorH uud Itnby Carriages. The Dewey & Stone Furniture Co. have decided to close out their entire stock of refrigerators and baby car riages and discontinue handling * tlio same. Wo will until tno' nbovo goods are all sold make a discount of CO per cent on present prices , which is much less than the actual cost of manufac turing. DEWEY & STONE FURNITURE CO. , 1115 and 1117 Farnam street. . IlhlSTEIlED WITH A HOUGH CHIN. A System oflMinlHhmont That Heats a A Mustard IMasto. A curious phase of prison lifo is ex hibited by a "medical correspondent" of a Moscow paper. It often happens that a respectable man is confined in prison for a few days for some slight olTonso. At times oven an elder of a small com munity must submit to such a penalty for what the Russian law calls a neglect of duty. Such a person is retained in a largo room together with a lot of obdurate - durato criminals , who are either await ing trial or sentence to bo put at hard labor in a fortress. When the respectable prisoner comes among them they begin to press him for "a treat of good fellowship. " Ho must send for a bottle of brandy. If ho is not as liberal as they want him to bo they harass and torment him. Should ho make a _ threat to complain before the authorities of their oonduct they imme diately decide upon performing on him the " of " call "operation cupping , as they it. The poor fellow is then stripped naked , stretched on a bench and held fast. His mouth is stuffed with a rag so that his cries cannot bo heard outside. A spot on his'bron&t is made \vot and ono of his tormentors rubs it with his un shaven chin until the skin becomes red. Hereupon another ono slaps that spot with his flat hand with all his might. A largo blister immediately appears on the wounded place. This is what they call setting a cup. Six or eight such "cups" are sometimes sot on tlio breast , the sides and the back of the suf ferer , so that ho is unable to lie down for several days. In some instances moro injuries are caused by the blows he re ceives. Von Houten's Cocoa "Best and goes farthest. " His Big Gravestone Stalled 25 Horses. Three years ago Henry liborlo of Frankford died , and the will wjxlch ho left behind him created consiaorablo stir at the tlmo , says the Philadelphia Record. It provided that the entire es tate of some $10,000 should bo expended in placing over his grave and that of his wife already dead , a stone which should bo four feet thick , covering the entire surface of his burial lot in Cedar Hill cemetery. Deceased had no children and his will cut off all relatives and left no legacies whatever. The strange direction was much talked of at the time of his death , but was gradually lost sight of by the public until on Friday it was revived by the ar rival at Bridesburtf station of a stone which was wider limn the cur on which it was transported. This stone is said to bo the largest over used in this city for any purpose. It is 17 feet long by 11 feet wide , 2 } foot thick and weighs ! ! 0 tons. It was quarried and dressed in Vermont , and brought to Philadelphia on a vessel from which it was tukon by a special car and locomotive to Brides- burg station. On tlio top of this stone , in order to comply with the directions in the will , another stone of equal thick ness , but three Inehos loss In width , wlln bo placed , the whole mass aggregatin notirly sixty tons. Tlio other stone hi now bolng proprod : nt the quarries. The contract for the two stones placed In poi sltlon is $10,000. I Tlio work of trnnsplnnttng tills httgd | block of granllo by land oarrlngo froml Brldcsbttrg station to Cedar Hill eomo- lory , ono mile distant , was begun ycstor- day. A four-whoolcd truck , wolghtnmj many tons , known ( is a "catamarnn , " ! drawn by twenty-five horses , wns usodJ Everything went well until the Bristol ! turnpike was reaehod and the stoop ! rooky hill was to bo climbed. Thol twenty-live horses gave up exhausted , ! Tackle wife rigged to the wagon nndi passed around the trees , and in this w at last the top of the hill was reached. All Absolut * * Cure. ThoOKLUINAL AIHHTINH OINTMENT ? ! Is only put up in largo two-ouneo tin boxes , ! nnd Is an nlnoluto euro for alt sores , burns , [ wouiid.vnnpiwtl hands nnd all skin eruptions. I Will positively cui-o all kinds of piles. Aslil for the OUICUNAh AUIKTINK OINT-I M12NT. Sold by Oocxlman Dnig company all i3 cents per box by mall liO cents. SUIiTilVAN AS COW110Y. The Now Occupation tlolin li. IH Alxmt | to 1'iifNiin. A report was in circulation among I sporting men in New York the other day I tfiat Champion .lohn L. Sullivan has made up his mind to retire from the I prize ring nnd will enter into a new busi ness. In the proposed undertaking Sullivan has the backing of a capitalist with un limited moans , says the Now York MornIng - Ing Journal. Just previous to his leav ing for Mississippi the champion called upon Chauucoy H. Riploy , the well known lawyer , of No. 118 Park row , and [ confided to him his intentions. Ho was deeply in earnest in the matter , aud expressed - pressed his regret at the delay in start ing the business caused by Ills enforced journey south. Mr. Riploy has an extensive stock farm at Wcstllold , N. J.vhoro ho raised the choicest breeds of cows and horses. His Eurota strain of pure Jersey cows is known in all parts of the country. Mr. Riploy also breeds cows from the Have- meyer and Darling importations. Sullivan told him of his plans and asked what it would cost to stock a farm with a dozen or moro Jersey cattle. Ho said ho was tired of a sporting life and had resolved to become a respectable farmer. Mr. Riploy promised to mnko up an estimate of what it wmld cost the cham pion to embark in the stock-raising in dustry. Sullivan will call for it upon his return. It is probable that the cham pion has boon seen for the last tlmo in the ring. During his career as a pugilist John L. Sullivan lias mndo and lost several largo fortunes. When his phenomenal abilities as a knocker-put were first dis covered ho was receiving $2 a day as a foundry worker. From this to an income ' come o'f $25,000 a year was a matter of a comparatively short time. When Sulliuan opened his gorgeous liquor saloon in Boston after a long series of winnings ho was worth $75,000 in cash. Inside of two years the fortune was dissipated. Most of the money went to hangers-on , of whom Sullivan always had half a do/.on or moro in his train. In tlio past year the champion has saved mono } ' , and ho is now in possession of quite a comfortable mini. Ho re ceived a salary of $200 a week all through the winter from the theatrical manager , and ho saved most of it. The name of the capitalist who is identified with. John L. in the proposed farm could not bo learned , but Lawyer Riplov , who is very wealthy , intimated that 'ho was willing to back the cham pion to tho' extent of a herd of Jersey cattle as soon as Sullivan is ready to start the farm. Dr. Birnoypractico limited toentarrh- ul diseases of nose and throat. Boo bldg. DillloiiH 3Icii to Kind. I should say the two Rockefellers. John D. and William , and Henry M. Finglor are the hardest men now in Now York for a stranger to got at , says the Augusta Chronicle's Now York letter. They nro the principal men in tlio great Standard oil combination , and when they are In tlio city tire daily at the palatial ollleo.i iu the Standard oil building near the foot of Broadway. Tlio visitor to thin building is received with the utmost suavity and courtesy , nnd every attention will bo given to him if ho goes on busi ness ; but though ho can without diffi culty see the secretaries of the million aires named , he may go a thousand times without over being able to see either ono of the three named. It is a little strange that they should bo so very averse to seeing strangers , unless they are afraid of being imposed upon , for all thrco of them are exceptionally liberal men outside of business transactions. John D. Rockefeller's favorite line of bonoficionco seems to bo giving chocks to churches and other religious institu tions , while Mr. Finglor. has a great fondness for reforming drunkards. a Merchants' holelOmaha. $2 to $ . ' ! per day. Nut.Brownproprlra PIIigbymgr. Tell -Tills to Your Washerwoman. Culls that are laundried at homo often fail to please because they are Ironed out flat ana when the buttons are put in the culTs blister and wrinkle. 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