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TIIE OittAHA DJLLLY BEJ1 : SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 14 , 1890-TWESTTY ] PAGES. .13
TIIEFOItr IHI1EHILDERBESS A Bee tta-n'i ' Visit to Rnisi Crumbling nt Oalhoon. \ NEBRASKA'S ' FIRST OUTPOST OF IB20 , Tlio OflUorsVlio \ Omi man tied It Tlic Illflleultles Tlirjr Kncount- crcd and How Well They llulUIcd. A twenty minutes1 ride on the Chtcazo , St. PaulMinneapolis & Omnhaor the Fremont , Elkhorn A Missouri Valley road drops the traveler at Calhoun , fifteen miles north of Omnlia. Thcroitrof tlie train Is not unlike tne bustle - tlo of the tltyhlch. . seetns to have accom panied tlio rider to the llttlo town , "When the train baa a aln ipod onward and the discordance of its putting nnd rattling lias died aw ny , tbe ilsltor finds himself In a little hamlet the silence of which Is disturbed only fcy tie grating of a carpenter's plane. Hero are wldo streets , old "buildings and still older human beings. The few young people one meet * are limply exceptions to the rule and servo but to dispel the Idea that Cal- noun bus lioen selected us a | umplng-off place into eternity by a largo number of the fathers of the land , There are residence.- ! hidden among the beautltul groveiwhich have sheltered a brace of KUiemtlons , In which children haie crown to second ehildhood , and whence the ; have been carried to the polished whlto man- dons of stone -which , gliaunlu tbo sunshine of the western hills. Here on the vails of Borne of the nidcst parlorsptfiplo fia > e upon i-omrnissions granted thoirgront crauilpartnts by Presidents Jack- sou nnd .Adamsand , here jou liny llnd traces of men who ha\e since risen to distinction In all parts of this Ereat commonwealth The schools , generally ol Ions , Inwhich some of thennv ere educated ; the churches in which they were married ; the courts In which they pleaded nro still here , but nearly all nllko are silent The life of other days has departed foreicr und in Its sttad lias deiclojxxl ttiat attuwpUuoin which people dreara dreams and sec apparitions tut hey used to do the In the goc 1 old days of Sleepy Hollow. Hero resides a diHtliiBUiihod. man of former dny still strong , energetic and self reliant , \veliposud 03 regards the politics of the presuit , unquestioned as to his knew led poof the past , und with sutHclent of renown to crown n honorable old age. This is Hon. Lorenro Crounso. .After n congressional ci- porleuce nnd n lively career In the councils of the state , lie enjoys llfo upon liis farm with little coinern as to-what the future may enter tain lor him. Mr. Crounsols onoof tie s-unlving land marks. The inarch , of empire and tbe excite ment of forensic en counters could not wian him from tbo place \vhlth be brought his young wife nortbe hallowed spot on the hill on vliichln peace and quiet rest her her honored amains. To him , and not Inaptly has been applied the title , the "Sago of Cal houn. " houn.Vhile " \Vhile ho absorb * a largo amount of tbo attention of visitors tno great feature of interest in this little place Is the site of old Port Calhoun. The nohler a structure is in lito the grander is it when In ruins. Of the old fort there Is scarcely a stone left upon a stone. And jet , yearly hundreds of military gentlemen and antiquaries vis.lt . tlio plane to lommuno with kindred spirits of newly three-quarters of a century ngo. Think what a howling wilderness this must ha\o been In IS-U Think also of the daring of the men who penetrated thjther , and though but a handful , stood between the vild hordes of the nortb and vest and tbo avant couriers of civilization. These may justly lay claim to bmo been the first settlers of Nebraslca , a claim -which but few may make and fewer still sustain. The fort lies about a mlle east of th e city and is reached by awalk down tie main street which soon leads tbo antiquarr into the roadoutto thoopen country beyond. The street is tufted witn grass , because a little Tavlno OMT which the to n hnscre < ted only a rustic foot-bridge , diverts travel in another direction The ravine was once alive wltb running , laughing water , which , like those who once gazed uiwu It , has ceased Its laughter and speech lor ever. There were few females In the country in those dajs. If It had been otherwise , tbelr gallants could not liavo \ selected a more beautiful trystlng place. But the whispering leaves above lisp no talesqf love , but mtbcr admonish the visitor that the ground whereon ho stands is sacred in the memory of those-who admire botb bravtry and fortitude of the pioneers of other days Half a mile further nlongjou leave the main road , Jump a fence , and you nro within the en closure of the fort. ETCH to thoun- practiced aye , the outlines of tbo ancient Btronghold appear. They inclose a piece of ground , of atxnit four acres , as level as a dancing floor. The company uuarters are on ths north , south and west sides , while the officers. ' row lines the eastern side , fronting tbe en closure. Kearlj all the structures were of logs , though a few were bu ilt of brick , and each bad a good substantial stone cellar , the loiter a luxury not iilwnyi enjoyed by the soldiers of the present tune. Uho masonry in tbe main "Ma * excellent , -though the stone at length shows signs of crumbling. Not so however , la the case with tbo brick , Some of tbci > o are very light , both In color and weight , but look as if they were imdo to last through eternity. They ha\e been taken from walls , flours , fireplaces and are said to be come hard with ago. It is said that tbe clay was put in to a large hole and then a herd o'f young cattle was icpt tramping upon it until It was properly -worked It was then sub mitted to the baking process for nearly throe weeks , i\lth \ tbo result above stated Even at tbisdny it is possible to divine the purposes touhich tbe different structures were devoted. M the southwestern cx- -ircmltysUxHl the bakery , the fireplace of -which was still invisible when the early civil settlers arrived. .Adjoining nnd to the rear ivas thesuttlcr's store , -which was run l yMr. 5 George II. Kennedy , Ho so nud faithfully through the war with Great JJrltnin , west to St Louis with the soldiers , acted as sutler xorma.ii ) years at Jefferson barracks , nud during the Mexican war was assistant quar termaster. Turthcr south are the laundries ad tradesmen's ' hhops , and on thosoutborn extremity tbo maskine and armory , In the vlduityof tbe last mentioned liavo been picked up nt different times n number of gunlocks - locks of various patterns , highly coated with mil. Where the magazine stood bul lets of very old style and cannon balls the heaUesr being Mgbtcen-pounders , have been turned up by the plow , the latest by Mr. O. Stephenson. East of tbo bakery run the company quar ters , terminating at tbo brinlt of the bluff , vhlrht tently descends to a table-land a dis tance of 10O feotlMlow. The officers' ' quarters commanded a ucautl- fuiviowof this declivity and the tccuo be yond. They run tothonorthernendand termi nate attho comer of tbe other company row , which , extends in. a perfectly straight line to tha west. In the rear of this line tro found the stables " , which , as a matter of prudence , vero "brought as near to the liabltablo structures - turos as possible. \Vto-llotho \ basement walls of some of these structures still stand , many of them are badly dismantled , partly by the elements , partlv "by tbo early settlers of Calhoun , who helped Ueiusehes without compunction to what ever was needed in tbo upbulldlnj of their town. Over these remnants , like aprotecting canopy , as iftoslileJd them from the eves and hands of vandals , bends an aggregation of wild plants , flowers , weeds and thistles Interlaced with Undx-ilsof flowering \lnos , vhich malics the Inspection ono of patience nnd difficulty , \Vitbln \ this enclosure and within view of tie country on some sides for fifty miles , was the parade ground. It was suaielcntlr ele vated , to bo beyond the reach of the Indians' missiles from the larroundlnit hills Here we xnav imagine th daily drlls , the weury valcbcs for an , unrelenting foe , the hasty master by day und tha false call to arms at night. Here too.weroheld the hurriodcou- \ eraa.tloawhen danger threatened , and here also must have shaken the leavens , tbe ex ultant acclaim ot Joy when to th e weary sol diers Mas ghcn the order to retire to clrtli- Mtton , How they loft for their homes , no one H\cs tottlL. whatever of record there mar be is couched. In ofilciil entries Thlch gie hut little Idea of the flrcu instances -under which -the garrison abandoned tha post. Jn certain parts of tha ground ttnd In what appears to have been the stables , nmy bo found the bone * ot anlimli which are but slightly covered with mould. \Vcre those of horses killed to obviate the ne cessity of translerring them to St. Louts ? They -ocro not the remains of animals which bad died natural deaths , because under th - > o circumstances they would not have been , burled so near the quarters. Apalfysilvr has been found In largo quan tities all over the reset-ration The farmer never guides his -plow through his Held that hcdoeinot tarn -upn souvenir. It may well bo doubted whether , If a plow "were to turn over the soli of Fort Omaha , a similar amount of money xvojld b discovered. Stranger still , some of this money has been found In chinks In the walls , where It must have been hastily bidden from na untrust worthy comrade As tht ) garrison was small and the distance prcat from hpalquartcrs , money could not boa very plentiful commod ity , mere especially ns the wages of soldiers Inthosoduvsby no means equaled those of the gallant Uds of today , The fort Is bojndedon tlio north by Ken dall's Still-water place , on the east , the farms of Messrs. Sehwagcr and Neal and thowest and south by thoseof A.V. . Deals and Oliver fetcphcnson. lr. Heals possesses three silver coins of the time of Charles III. , which were found on the reservation. One of thue is dated ir S , on the second the date Is Illegible and the third bears the irnprintof 1717. Mr. Ketelimarknlso found some coins , as did Mr Brown , but heh.w pnen some army , while some he also sold Mr Ben Miller also found an assortment , amoiifr them an Ameri can half dollar of Ib08. Still another party found a half dollar on which was engraved the -words "Mario Sncnscn , " In a rough hand , as if some sddierln this way sought to keep bis sweetheart's name constantly before his eyes. The latest of tbcse discoveries was rnado n few days ago by Mr. Oliver fetephcnson , formerly n contractor cf this city , who has now built a residence on n part of the old reservation , He also turned up a silver Match caiewhich , after a lodgment of more than half aienturv In the ground , may boused today. Butthe works have disappeared He also discovered a sliver fifty cent piece , with the well kt.own , saucy looking goddess of the minting of 1507. This pleco when polished , looks as If it had left the mint butjestcrday , He also found u number of buttons , which in no way rtsemblo thoio now -used by the army. This fact , uercit not for other in contestable proofs , would render it difllcult to believe that thesoldiers of that and the present time belonged to the same army. The buttons nro of tbe flat surface , the steia and top constituting one piece. Some are of dark tnutal embossed with n trumpet in tbo crook of which Is the Hjure "i" indicative of the second regiment , the satno regiment now stationed at Fort Omnha. AboM ) the crook of the trumpet , is a collection of stars , on the smaller buttons the number of these beingonly thirteen. Then there are buttons of white metal em bossed with an eagle , bearing a shield , on the latter being stamped the letter J , showing the name of the company. Thin there is a largo wblto metal button containing a script initial I , Indicative of a company or the infantry arm of the service The latter buttons were undoubtedly these of officers , \\hllcthose \ of the privates were cither darl ; or plain brass. In the summer ot liJO Brevet Brigadier- General Henry .Atkinson , colonel of the Second end infantry , took possession of the site with bit regiment an d commenced building a fort. His supplies were brought up from St. Louis , then In fact the nearest settle ment. This was on tbe south. Prairie du Chlen , the nearest on the east , and the Hudson Bay companj's fort at Van couver , and tbe Spanish settlement atSau Francisco , the nearcstto the westward General Atkinson iiad sewed with great credit during the war with Great Britain , in 1S1U-15 , as colonel. Ho subsequently com manded the western army at Red Axe in 1818 and died ut Jefferson , barracks inJunol ! > 42. "Brevet Colonel Henry L-avcnworth , the lieu tenant colonel , has also served in the war nithUreat Britain , and , -while commanding a regiment at tne battle of Chlppewa , was sevenly wounded. He subsequently gained great distinction" Among the officers who were regularly stationed hero Mere Drevct Brigadier Gen eral David H. Vinton , afsistant quarter- mastci general , who was retired fromactne itervicoin. IbttU , and alter whom "Vinton street In tblscityls nnrncdf Brevet Major General Ueoigo H. Grossman and Lieutenant Colonel licorpe Andrews , also retired. They were hero from l * t to 1823 , and like all the others are now dead. Whllo tbe roclment was hero it became necessiry tochnstlsetbo Arlckareo Indians , living on the Missouri river. 3or this pur pose Brevet Colonel Loavcnworth , with n battalion of the Sixth infantry , about two hunored and twentj strong , with eighty frontiers men Iroia Missouri , under Brigadier General Ashley of Michigan and nearly sli hundred Sioux Indians , ascended the river about seven hundred miles ntxno tno fort , where a battle was fought. It lasted three days , being Aupuit 8,10 ana 11. This was a considerable fight , though the loss on our side was trifliuc , while that of the enemy amounted to fifty killed and a grwter number wounded. Leavenwoith made a brevet brigadier ccncral the following jearand died July 2-1 , 1334 , in the Jndiun nation , lie was greatly esteemed in the army and -was un doubtedly ono of its brightest ornaments. The first fort that wasbnilt by General Atkinson was upon ground that was too low , and when the water rose during the summer the works were swept away. Itwas also subject to Indian attack from tha heights around. He then moved to the bluff , whicn overlooks a magnificent stretch of country , where he built both sure and steadfast , as above referred , to. The fort was first named Council Bluff from Its site , snbsoquently It was called Fort Calboun , in honor of the secretary of war , JohnC. Calhoun , and still later Fort Atkin son , in honor of General Atkinson. Frota this fact some confusion as to locality nnd name has taken place Another fort nrnncd FortCroghan , cutholcft lank of tne Mis souri river , near the bluffs , was built In later times , but the matter U nt last at rest , und nawouly the name of Fort Calhoun as known for this locality. The fort was abandoned In the surnmeiof 1824 , when the trooos moved down the Mis- souririverto its Junction with the Missis sippi , and took ; up quarters at Jefferson bar racks , twelve miles below St. Louis , and all thatremalns of the old place will long re main a point of Interest to the hero worship per and the antiquary. Dr. Birnoy cures catarrh. Boa Wdg. JJffJKTJES. The Sabbath was made for all ncn , and that is probably why so no unselfish souls J don't try to keep It. Germany Is determined to christianize the Africans. Two new Maxim guns have been bought for service In the Interior. Mrs. Gazzam-GodJmado an excellent fish when ho made the sliadl Uazzam "Yes , but you can't say tnat hemadono bones about it. To be i a place of complete happiness heaven must bode a place where "we w 111 uo allowed to do the things -we think ovcr elves fitted to do on earth. " \Vbo \ wrote the Psalmsl" asked tno super intendent severely. And then a little girl In the infant class began to cry. "It wasn't mo , sir , " she said. Sowers-I think religion Is all policy , nny- how. Crowley I don' ts > e how you can look at it In that light. Sewers \\tiy. It's ' noth ing but insurance against fire , is it ( "Call her rellgtousi She certainly has not the \lrtue of humility. She la looking in the plass half of her time" " 0. I do not think that Is duo toanity. . " "What then ! " "I think shedoos that for a penance. " Upon a smooth banana peel A deacon chanced to tread , And hero's t * 11 ' 1 * * a brief shorthand rtport Of what the deacon said. "My brethren.1' said Dr. Saintly , as ha mounted the reading acsli , "on account of the f air which wtis hold in tbo church last even ing no collection will be taken up today. Let us all sing , " etc. "I am glad to e you coming to church again regularly , " remarked Dr. Choler. "Yes , 1 lad to1 , ' replied > lo\Vatty ; "the ila- nerwho lives next door to mo has got to prac- taclne on the cornet on Sunday morning , and I can't get -wink of sleep If I nay at home , " Down on "Wells Beach is an elegant and ei- ponslvo summer cottage which tbe Jubilant owner lias mmed "Punilse. " Oa tbe ad joining lot some graceless plebeians liave knocked together a cruzy-lookinfj shanty -with a black stovepipe projecting1 through the roof thereof and denominating tbe time "Hell on Eurth. " A. sifn midway betxvccn the two Is ttuu lettered : JEJ Paradise. fir. BIrney cures catarrh , Bee bldg. TEE 3OTE ISJM POLICE , A. Policy of Government That Has Proved Successful. THE REAL INDIAN ASA POLICE REGULATOR Homo Agencies < Yl > nlstilnjj ! Thorn "V'lie re rii or Hire l'rf > Tcel Tain- bio 0minis Tlicir I'rldc of tlio Striiics A 3Xodel Red. 2cb. ? , Sept. 12. [ Special to Tun B KE ] A recent order of the Indian depart ment bos abolhhod the Indian police fora' at Safltee agency , this county By na act of congress la 3873 an Indian police force was organized for duty oa the various reserva tions. Their duties are defined "to be om- plojed in maintaining orJcr and prohibiting illegal trafllc in liquor on the several Indian reservations. " Itttas the real pructleo.1 bo- pinnlng of order among the wild Sioux. As a political movement , to brlnp about Its suc cessful invasion , a number of prominent chiefs who \vcro friendly to the gorernmctit were given tha title and pay of colonel. A few majors and. captains were Included. with nominal pay. As teen , as the polieo organization \ fairly under vuy , the colonels and majors were dropped from the rank ) and pa j roll , and captains , under ono of the white employe * as chief of police , xnado the highest rank. At the largo agencies their sen ice ia found In - dispcu sable , and the Santee agency \vints her police force restored aad to bo 05 great as others. for efficiency the Indian police cannot bo excelled , having the respect nnd fear of their people. Intruders upon Indian reservations arc promptly brought Into the agency by these ever -\lgilant blue coats , and liquor venders have to bo careful. At 1'ine Hidpe agency durins Dr , McOlllycudy's adminis tration cIKed Cloud's people , t to most ef ficient service was In vogue. Not only nero these people vipilant , but uhile on duty \vcro under good discipline , Ten of the fifty wcro detailed for agency service , "while the balani did service In their respective camps The chief of po lice , Donald Brown , now of RoshAllle , this state , had been In the regular army as first sergeant for manyynarsand hcbrought liis police up as soUlcrs. McGllly cuddy was proud of his loyal backers , and Ills captain and lieutenants \\cro nnd still are dressed as ofllcers of the same rank In ourregular army , while the n on-commissioned. officers and pri vates are uniformed in ueat patterns. They take great pride in their dress , and neatness is one of the principal reminders while on agency duty. One of the best specimens of thcservlco is Cjptain Georgu Sword , a full-blood Indian. Previous to bis enlistment as captain of police at Pine Hid qe ho "was a longhaired , painted warrior with a breech-clout and a blanket. He had been an Indian "braio" for eleven years , served in the army ns a scout for two years , and for the past ten years lie has been a faithful and brmo policeman , a prominent member of tlie Episcopal church and a leader of the progressive clement of Ms people. He speaks but little English , but writes in his own Ian gunpe , which Ue picked up him self and Is desirous of oelagsi near a white man as possible. ' During .WcGillycuddv's reign at that agency many disturbances occurred through Ked Cloud's treachery and lunger for a row with the agent. The police pro > ed true to him , though an outbreak in 1S3S caused the agent to depose a few 11 hose sympathies were with the old cllef. But Captain Sword never shirked the responsibility- to has been kept in the old position since. They nretruitedwith the kegs of silver from the treasury department , having had as high as 510,000 in their charge cnrouto from the ex press station to the agency. During the dajs of the Ilaclr Hills road agents tueywere bcteral times pursued but no monej ever eli en up , But the regulation of of agency matters is \voere they do the principal -work. The benefits ot the police wen fully realized in 1883 when Secretary Teller ordered the abolishment of the annual sun dance , with itsbarborousand cruel inflictions. The cere mony is a religious duty with tncm ; but it was believed by the go\ernruent tliat the con tinuance of such lorrlclo and uncivilized tor tures vas detrimental to the progress of the Indian. It was easy enouglifur anofHcial in "Washington to gli e that order , but it was not easy for an agent uuioiipr 0.000 savages to enforce it. The Indian policy , however , ended It after the first year , and nothing oi tne kind is now hclJ. At the smaller agencies like Santce , where the Indians have taken allotments of land and nresubjects of thestate.it . is considered by the depirtment that Tne Indian police should no longer bo here. Apcnt Helmes will ude exceptions to this la his annual re port. and ask rhat they bo restored Ho thinks the department has anticipated too much , and thinks the Santoea adyanced farther than they are In reality. As a police regulation , giving the government the re sponsibility of their chastisement and not burdening the state , it is without doubt the most fcasublo means , and by all odds the cheapest. En AFur. . Dr. BIrney cures catarrh , Bee bldj. When a Oman la measuring Rets beyond a yardstick sha invariably gets beyond her depth. "There's nothing ltlo ; makings good Im press ion , " remarked the burglar as ho took too lump of wax from the loik. She I didn't ttlnk you'd dare to kiss me Ho There was a good deal of danper abou it , so 3-1 thought -we'd better face It to gcther. 'The locomotive engineers refuse to strike , 1 see , " remarked the judpe. "Yes ; they don' Mant to bo stationary engineers , " replied tbo major. The dlffercnc between homoepatny am allopathy isn't at all distinct to tbe con valesccnt patient when the physician sends In his MIL "I * in sick of Searing about that engage ment. I wish tlcy'd got married and hav < aouo with it. " - Who'Joe ! and litUo An ule Roouey , " The old Grand Army boys ate 4" > 0OOO pic In Boston. The pie crop must be unusual ! ; large this year to stand the pressure ulthou increasing ; pie rates. "Let's see , " said Bjenks , musingly ; "whal was tl wu ! going to take homo tonight 1" "Perhaps it was a horse car , " said his pretty stenographer , saucily. A llcreruo ( standing between a barber she ] and a broker's office ) I'm in a quandary Sklmmlns Explain , please. Allcremo want a stave and I don't ' know which o these places would pl\omettio tidies tob. ] "I don't see anything frealry about you,1 said a visitor to a dime museum to one of thi exhloits ; "what's your specialty ! " "I'm the wan vhovasn' t missed bj the census enumerators. " Wife \Vhy , Thomas , you said you vroul bo homo at 0 o'clock , and hero it is after 3 Thomas Easy 'noufih ' ' 'splalned , my dear I rode up on ( hie ) 'lectrlc car , an1 ( hie ) 'lee tricitystojped iny watch. Farmer Halghcodo jwannmgly ) There bo a hornets' nest In that tree , joung ladies Miss Metropole ( juU arrived from New York-O ) , no won't disturb it ; we both lov birds , Papa ( who used a lad word -when he tore his twascn ) I ferpot myself then , Sammy , It was wrcnjf of mo to say such afford. Sam my 0 you needn't npologizo papa. I of tea use it myself. Mrs Qultzcl Ihcnryouhavcstopped your proceedings for a divorce ! Mrs La Mode i 0 yes , It isn't nt all necessary now. Ho has Just got the bicjcle craze. I never see him CEcept at supper , .mot The man who habitually Jxsln "Is this "hot enough for you J'1 ' won't ' neeato bo questioned In the next world. Jt will bo palpable to the most casual observer tnat it is hot enough for him \vhcro lie will be then. Customer ( in a clock store ) Can you eive me a clod * that will gain about twenty min utes In on hourl Clerk Of what use would Bach a clotk be 1 Customer "Why , 1 ow n Ida live ry stable imd let cut teams ot so much IdTO hour , ' "Well , Tommy , I'm ' glad to see you are pitting along somucl better at school/ ' said that younjtraan'i uncle. "You have gone la whole week without being- whipped , haven't ' OUT.ss ! ' , strj. teacher's got a lame houlder " * * Belligerent Itctnller I suppose that yea re aivarottmtour ns < o < .i tlon isantltrustln verf particular TMVoJInfrSalesrnw-Yes , r ; lam Instructed to ! ! its members for .sh only .leivelcr JJm'er-I tlilnk you ou'tqulto understonJiiie. Dr. Birncy euros 6nViirh , BeoDldg. lamle Montgomery , only clilld of n ealthy PUilndelphla mil estate dealer re- jiitly olopod. vlth Itoboi'tE. retcrs , a young arracr. " "Yes , " sighed the ybanp wife , "I married professional humorist , and I wish I hadn't " \Vhy " aiked her Jrleud , "Bccauieho n'ads 11 Ills work to mo before ho puts it in the apcr. " Patrick Purcell of Greenville , N V. . was eecntlj- married to Sarah Fullerton of Jer- oy City , N. .T. , but Patrick's bride deserted Im on the -wedding iilght and now lie is ulng for divorce. I'uek : Ethel There Is one tWng that oe n't suit me about this cnpngement. Naud \Vbat is It ! Ethel-.Iuck didn't liave to go o town for his cng-ngcment ring. Ho simply cntup to his room for it. Mrs. "Van Cortlandt 0 dear ! 1 wish I new how to prcsene tny complexion. Her lusbaud ( abicnt mlndcdly-you should avc packed it away in camphor with the ther things , my dear. Amy Fred , I hear that your engajronicnt vith MiisB lessor is broken. l ) Pnsu i" , it s. Amy-It must have been built on the and to fall so soon. Fred I thought it was ounded on rocks , but ! dlscox-ered she hadn't nyMr. . Backlot ( on his way to church ) See tmt burdock draggln' on Mis * Louely's dress. 'ma'poin1 to stop on 't ' and pull 't off. Mrs Jacklot ( In horrlfled whisper-Don'tte ) ' < .hit. "silasl Didn't jou linow thatwldders had to v ear weeds ! .Assemblyman George Zlmmermnnof Uuth- rfonl , 2M. J. . tried to ( oinpel liU pretty aughter , Ella , to wed Peter Jierhoff , a voalthy briclc maker , but she met young I. iarrison Carter clandestinely one day and loped and married him. Eobert Webster Is sixty -seven j cars old nd lives In South Haven A short time afro \c married , hut he only lived with his wife wcnty-f our hours. August 4 ho secured , a ivorce , and in less than twenty-four tours lad taken out a license to marry another vonmu. A N ovt York bride and brideproom stood Hjforo a minister the other day. when a ormor lover of the girl appeared and stopped ho ceremony. To the demands of lover No. ns to tthy slio wns thus breaking her lighted vows to him , she replied that she iidn't l\now whv , and that she believed she did love him the better. The affair finally culminated in her marrying Ko. 2. "lamcry sorry thatl did not get ac quainted with you until Ihud become awid- iwcr , " remarked IVlr. Smith to his second vife "What do you mean by thatl" asked , ho partner of his Joys "Nothing1 , except .hot . 1 would rather you hud been my first vife , " replied the fond husband , carelessly. 4\\'hy do vou ish thut I had l > een your first vifei" "Because then some other woman vould be my second wife , darling. " Lena Kremcr , aged eifihteen , livine nt St. nborious , III , caused the arrest of Theodore 3orgraeyer for breach of promlte. To avoid joinp to jail Theodore promised to fulflll his contract but when the couple stood up to bo married , Miss Mary Krampar of St , La borious , aced twenty-eight and wealthy , ap- jearod nnd forbade the iF\rcinony \ , sayingsho vas to marry him In ty p weeks and that she iada house furnishcdl UissICreaer agreed -o quitclaim Thoodorerfor P7.000. and Jllss 'Cramper paid the price and bore him off in triumph. unique double wodSlng recently occurred .n Payson , Ailzona territory. Tvo couples , with U50 guests , all mounted , assembled on ; ho main street , the briua aressed in riding- habit and tbo grooms In cowboy regalia , wlillo a justice of the peace , vith the briefest of legal ceremonies , married them. One of the presents to the brides was as many head of uttlo as the married pairs could find be- itvecn then and sundown , and the chase was at once begun. Each bride secured eighteen aeatt. Another uijiq tic wed ding occurred at Reading recently , hen a couple wcro mar ried in a circus ring by a justice of tbe peace attho concljslon of tbe performance , amid the lusty cheers of tto multitude. Dr. Ulrney cures catarrh , Bco bldj. J11T.AES. A Missouri horse is to hare an artificial leg. leg.In In London recently a large collie dog saved a girl's life byseizing her dress and swinging tier aside just as she was about being run down by a horse. George Li. Bartlcttof Anoonln , Conn , has bad on exhibition ono hill of potiitoes. which were dug upon his land on Clifton , whicb consisted of thirteen potatoes , the smallest of which weighed over half a pound. A family in Parkersburg' , AV. "Va , has been losing meats so often from the well whore they were put to keep cool nnd fresh that last week they set a watch and found the thief to bo a black snake several feet long. There are people in Cravfordsville , hid. , who are ready to swear that , during a recent rainstorm there , a shower of angle-worms and llsn fell in the streets. The fish were eyeless , and from two to four Inches long. Inthe combined register of the First Presbyterian - byterian church of Morris town , N. J. , now being published , is recorded tue death of a negro servant of Dr. John Johues , aged eighty-one jears , "frightened to death by ghosts. " Hoary Prazer of Caernarvon , Pa , , & to bacco grower , encountered a large copper head snaao and tiled It. The reptile was cut open , when thirty-five young enakcs made their debut , and i\ere also speedily dis patched. The "barking sands" of the Hawaiian group , as described by a recent scientific in vestigator , nro found in dunes and are appar ently fragments of sbcll nnd coral , which , when disturbed , slide down the slopes of tbe aunes , emitting a deep bass note not unlike the buzz of a saw in a planing mill. A stranpe case , which has enlisted the at tention of medical men. Is that of James Melville of Coniord , Mass , For twelAe vears lie has lain upon a bed without chang ing his position. The bony portions of his body have united into one piece , and from the crown of his head to tbe soles of his feet there isnotaJolntrcspDnsi\e to his-will. Thousands of sweltering Americans would likotolive in the summer months within a convenient distance of such an ice cavern as has just been discovered in Bosnia , Turkey , The piincipilgrotto contains stalactites fl e feet in diameter , consisting ot the purest i ce , The cavern also has several f rozeniovrater falls and other picturesque Ice format ns. A lady in Calmar , n small t/iwn west of "Decorah , la , has been MifTcnng with neural gia for six months , beinp affected particularly ia the tipper part oi tbo head. She had been treated for the dlrncnlty without receiving any relief. A few dajs ago while combing her hair the comb met -an obstruction that caused her a sharp pain and headache.An domination resulted In the dlscovirv and extraction of a commdn tteel sew lug needle from tha scalp. How 1C got there is not IffloWn but it is thought that the needle worked up from the lower part of the body. An IntorestinB specttelehas recently been seen in the Orkneys. It is probably the ilrst of its kind ever authenticated in living mem ory. A correspondent wrltes to a contem porary ! "What is said , to be a mermaid bas been seen for some -weeks at stated times at Souttislde , Deerness. It'is about six tosoven feet in length , -with a little blacfc head , whlto neck ana a snow wutya.-.body and tno arms. In swimming it appears just like a human being. At times it will como very close in shore and appear to bo sitting on a sunken rock , and will vvqvo and work its hands. It has never been soon entirely out of water Many persons who doabtedfts genuineness- sou- suppose It to bo n deformed seal. " Jerome Earei , last of the four famous Ilavel brothers , pantomimhts , gymnasts and dancers , dieo at Toulouse , Franco , August 7 , at the age of seventy-si * . Dr. BIrney cures catarrh , Bee Wnllo the Rov. "ham" Jones lias been going around the country saving sinners at (100 ( a week , apiece of land in Cartersville , Oa.which ho bought a year ago for f3,000 , has appreciated In value until it Is now worth tJ9XJU ( , Between his Income and nU Invest- monts. the evangelist It getting to bo i rich man ; but lie still declares in his sermons that this vrorld Is all a fleeting ihow. Dr. Blrnav cures catarrh , Baa Wdg" . D Gold and Silver Watches , Jewelry and Silverware. SB i ! 11' ' S. Jonasen , the Jeweler , has sold the lease of his stoic room , S. E. Cor. iSthand Uar- ney , Eamge Building , and is compelled by contract to vacate in four days. To prepare for this , his large and elegant stoclc of Diamonds , Watches , Clocks , Jewelry and Silverware must bo closed out for whatever they will bring. The prices will be so low as to complc people to buy whether they want goods or not. This is a Genuine Closing Out Sale. Call Monday , call Tuesday , call Wednesday , call Thursday , come every day. The place is full of Bargains. S , 1 , iiinl ATTENTION ! WORKINGMEN. 176 Full Size Double Oiled SLICKERS on sale Monday ( to-morrow ) for only Si.oo EACH : Always sold at $2. So to $3.60 each. Come EARLY if you wish to find any left. Remember , there are only 176 of them at this price. * ' AlxL KINDS OR RUBBKR. GOODS At Corresponding Prices. "Wholesale and Retail. Omaha Ruttoer Go. ; 1008 FARNAM STREET. 1309 WHAT ARE MISFITS ? 1309 They are custom made clothing of merchant tailors , left on their hands for one reason or an other. These we buy In large or small quantities , for ready cash. For example : A suit of clothes costing originally $4O , ws can , according to style and quality , sell for $18 or $20. Just think of it , a saving of BO per cent , one-half of the original cost. Many ofthem are from the leading tailoring establishments throughout the country. MERCHANT TAILORS' MISFITS and UNCALLED-FOR GARMENTS OUR PRICE LIST AS A. GUIDE. SUITS. FALL AND WINTER OVERCOATS , PANTS. $05 custom made suit fur $30.00 $00 custom made overcoat for $ : < 0.00 $16 custom inndfl pauts for $3.00 $55 custom made suit for $25.00 $ o5 custom made overcoat for $27.00 $1 i custom made pants for $ ( ; .50 $ ' ' > 0 custom made suit for $22.00 $50 custom made oicrcoat for $25.00 $12 custom made pants for ic.OO $45 I custom made suit for $20.00 $45 custom made overcoat for $22.00 $10 custom made p. nls for tjt.i.oO $40 j custom made suit for $18.00 $40 custom made overcoat for $20.00 $ 0 custom made pants fir J5.OO $35 custom made suit for $10.50 $35 custom made oiercoat for $17.00 $ 8 custom made pants for iM.50 $30 I custom made suit for $14.00 $30 custom made overcoat for $13.00 $ 7 custom made punts for 1.75 Latest styles and elegantgarments In silk and satin lined Suits and Fall Overcoats. Also Full Dress Suits for sale or rent , at the ( TCIGINAL MISFIT CLOTHING PARLORS , 1309 Farnam Street , Omaha , Neb. 1309 Remember numbe rand place , 1309 Farnam Street , . Omnha , Neb. Open evenings until 9 o'clock. Saturday un til 1O o'clock. All garments altered free of charge to Insure a perfect fit. KDVCA.TlOS.il . . , . Henry Wade Rogers , former dean of the law school ot Michigan university , has been elected president of the Is'orthuestera uni versity. ProfV. . H. Dubee , formerly conductor of the conservatory ot mubio at Olivette col lege , bas been elected professor of music at lltpou college , President Charles Kendall Adams af Cor nell has returned from Europe with his bride , formerlj- the widow of A. S. Barnes , the school-took publisher. CPresldent J. J. Hill of the Great Northern railroad has glveu $ .100,000 for the erection of a great Catholic college at Gwveland , tbo beautiful St. Paul suburb. Mr. John D. Rockefeller lias Just pl\en an other $100,000 to tbo Baptist education socl- olj % makingKOO.OOO wituin thoear to tha Institution from blm olono and $1,250,000 , from all donations. The trustees oi Amherst voted at last com mencement to elect none but a clergyman as president , and six weeks later unanimously elected a layman. But they thought be was M good as u minister. The Chautauqua literary and scientific circle - clo will begin its fourteenth } ear of reading this autumn. Tbo course mil include Eng lish lanpuago , history and literature , geology and readings from Frencu literature. The Russian covemmont refuses to accept tbo millions offered by Baron Hirsch. to bo appropriated to education In irhicb Jewish children have a share. The baroa now pro poses to send f 130,000 annually to this coun try , to bo expended in educating Jews who have been driven from Uussia. An Irish lady is again to the forefront in the winning of university distinctions. Miss M. "E. Deano of the Strand houie Bohool , Londonderry , has in ado the running at tbe recent unhersity examinations. She lias passed u-itli double honors , and bos obtained the hlfbcst number of marks of any lady candidate. Bunker Hill academy , a homo school for boys and young : nien located at ButiKer Hill. 111. , ivitbln the bounds of the Sprlnclleld association , Is the only institution of the kind under ConRrcKaUoiial auspices In the tate. It was founded by Her s L Stiver about eight years ago nnd bos a handsome and fully eijnfpjied property , Mr , D. L , Moody will open tbo hotel at Korthfleld , Mass. , as a winter tralninp school for women. Tlio main objci t , ; is la all of his educational schemes , is bible study. He pur- po os by thoiouKh , systematic teaching to fit younpr omcn to bo Christian teachers and workers. But , in addition w this , there will be training : hi cooklup and dressmaking , so as to belp women to be self in dependent. Jackson college , Mississippi , is ono of sev enteen Institutes for the colored race sus tained by the Baptist homo missionary so ciety , it Is very prosperous under Key. Churles Aycr's administration. There nro clt-ht. teachers and tire assistant itudont teachers. Total attendance , 20.J ; number preparing for each , 10'J , Tlio students pledge themselves to abstain from tobacco mid alco liol. Why not add this to tbe normal school pledges of the whlto race ? In south Germany these- institutions nro all under the control of the state ; In I'rus&iu about one-half are state and the other half municipal scboolt , Hamburgh pays the high est salaries to its fryrauuhluui professors , tbo maximum there being 4GV ) walks : Berlin pays H,000. The Heal school professors re- ccfvo less ; only In ono or two eases do their salaries reach 5,01X1 marks , tno majority get ting from 3,000 to ! t,500. Strange to say the l > enslons paid to retired teachers hy the smaller states are higher than the larger. The annual distribution of prize * to tbo pu pils of the Paris horologic.il school attracted a large crowd to the Trocadcro. M. itoda.net in a brief address reviewed the history and prognss of tbo school , nnd closed by present ing to the minister of public works a Imnd- some natch constructed by the pupils. The inlnUter , M. Y\os responded In suitable terms , afterivhich the names of the prizewin ners were announced. Four of them received silver and bronze medals. Other medals , in cluding one of gold , were awirdcd by the syn dicate of liorologoro , and eighteen scholar ships were presented to meritorious pupils , Dr. Blrnoy euros ciiturrli , Bee Md . Compliments Worth Having. We lime hoard of the lady of rnro beauty who said upon a certain ocoiiHion that the only icul , disinterested compli ment bho over received was from u coal- heaver \vlio tv&ked portnlbtilon to light his pipe in the eleumlng of her oye8htiyg the Now York Lediror. Another com pliment , true and genuine , nccordlnjj to FOR SEVERE COUGHS OB COLDS Dp. F. C. Werner's COUGH DROPS Arohlfjhl.v recommended after seven years of successful experience by the bolo manufacturers. Kopp , Dreibus & Co. , STEAM CONFECTIONERS , 1106 Farnam St. , Omaha , Neb. Sold everywhere , 5c per pnckngo. Send for samples. WnnlMi To purchato City Irnprniriiuint IloudH. bcliool or Mroet I'imntrvnternorks \ or other lloiidN oNobrat ( > kuluwu or Colorado. JNO. H. M'INTOSH , Room 252 Boo Bldg. , Omaha. Nob. n peed old fcchool story , was paid by & Killer who was Bent by his captain to cnrrylntr n letter to the liidj' of his love. The Bullorhavlnp delivered the inlHnl\e , fetood gazing ; In biloiit adtniintlon upon the face of tlio lady , for she was \ cry beautiful. "Woll , my good man , " said fiho , "for what do 3011 wait ? There IB no answer to bo returned. " "Lady , " the Bailer returned , with humble defer ence , "I would llku to know your niimo. " "Did you not hoe It on the letter ? " "Pardon , lady I novorlourned to road. Mlno has been a htiru , rou h life. " "And for what reason n y ( food man. would you know my niinioV" "lloc-uiso , " miswerod the old tsir , looking honestly up , "In a btorra ut i > ca , with dunt'orof death iifo 10 me , I would llko to call tha niimo of the brightest tiling I d over won In Iifo. 1'hero'ii bo bunshino lu it , even In the thick darkness. "