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A Bee tta-n'i ' Visit to Rnisi Crumbling nt
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
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. "
" \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
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
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.
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.
A. Policy of Government That Has Proved
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
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
"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
'The locomotive engineers refuse to strike ,
1 see , " remarked the judpe. "Yes ; they don'
Mant to bo stationary engineers , " replied tbo
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
" "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
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
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.
A Missouri horse is to hare an artificial
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
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" .
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
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.
At Corresponding Prices. "Wholesale and Retail.
Omaha Ruttoer Go. ;
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.
$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
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.
. . , .
Henry Wade Rogers , former dean of the
law school ot Michigan university , has been
elected president of the Is'orthuestera uni
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
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
Dp. F. C. Werner's
Arohlfjhl.v recommended after seven
years of successful experience by the
bolo manufacturers.
Kopp , Dreibus & Co. ,
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.
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. "

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