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A Drummer's Fearful Experience in a Mis
souri River Flood ,
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
Fifth Vice President Aloys Jacobs of
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
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 ?
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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Please to accept acknowledgments , and
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The enterprising uud leading druggists al
ways have them.
The Qorm of the Oirit Conflict Hatched at
Iowa Oity.
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.
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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.
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
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
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. "
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
1115 and 1117 Farnam street. .
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
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.
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
M12NT. Sold by Oocxlman Dnig company all
i3 cents per box by mall liO cents.
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
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
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.
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. This can bo
nvoidoddf the laundress only knows how
to iron tlio cuffs until they are perfectly
dry , and then take the broad end of tlio
llatiron , and , pressing very hard on the
edge , place it at ono end of the cuff and
slowly go over the length of the cuff.
The cuff will roll as the iron leaves It.
' -ThD Great English Complexion SOAPr-Sold Everywhere. "
Initnntly Blops tlio mnt nxcrnclntlnc imlnit nnvnr fall * to qlvo oixn : In thn Hiirfornr.
NEDHAUJIA , HWATK'A , IIKADAOIIK , TOUTIIAOIIK , or any othur I'AIN , u finv uppllou-
lun uiu Illiu muii ( . ' , riuislni ; tliu puln to Instantly utop.
Internally taken In doses of from thirty to sixty drops In a half tiirnlilor of wutor will euro lu
u low inliiiiti's Crump , Kjinilim , HonrSUnimuh , ( Jollo. Klutulunvu , lloartlinin , Olioluru Morlms ,
Dysuntry * niiirrluini , Hluk lluudliuho. NIUISOII , Vomiting. NurumHiiutu , KloiJiJlu.ssnivn , .Mularlu ,
uud nil Inturiml palusarliilng fioiu ohuuk'u of U lot or watui or olhor ciuisus ,
BO cents a bottle. Sold by all Druggists.

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