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16 THE OMAITA DAILY BEE : SUNDEW , FEBRUARY 7 , 1892-STXTEEN PAGES.
Wealthy Citizens of Omaha Tell How They Started in Life , SOME WERE COUNTRY STORE CLERKS Ir. Sillier nil nn Army Surgeon Mr. I.ln- lnRcr'n Kxpcrlrnco AUtli Molnmca llo\v the Hanker * Stnrtril Seine Ad lco ( Ilxcti. A number of brainy men who lived nnd had tbolr being nt about the tlrao that the conitl- tutlon of the United States Rot rlpo onouRh to pick declared seine years npo Ibat nil mon were born frco nnd equal , nnd they didn't know anything noout Omaha nnd her mil lionaires cither. Yet If these snmo mon could only bnvo been hero the past \vcok nnd could Imvo passed up nnd down Fnrnam street nnd board lories of personal history of thirty or forty years ORO that were poured Into tbo oars of nn Inquisitive reporter of Tun BEK they would bnvo been tickled half to death over tbolr keen foresight nnd would undoubtedly bo now urfilnR their claims for appointment to the signal scrvlco. And they might well bo pardoned for such exultation , for if there over were n lot of men who wore born equal , they were thcso self- sotno Uniahn millionaires. Their equality consisted In tbolr cnily poverty , for none woio born richer than the others nnd few were poorer than the rest. They were all to gether nt the bottom , nnd nro now very cleverly bunched nt tbo top , so that tlioro Is little of Interest In tbo two oxtrcmos to talk ibout , but In the happy mran , which was dccldca'.y unbnppy in some Instances , their paths were ns dlvorircnt and tbolr experi ences as different BS the brilliant corruscn- tlons tbatRclntlllato from a watering place hotel clerk's ' "spark.1" It Is of those dnys In their careers when they were hustling for their broad nnd butter In whatever channel offered them the means of obtaining n livelihood that this Btory has to do. Three things will bo noticed : flrst , that nt eoino time In the careers of those neb mon they have been possessed of $100 : second , that tboy v/orkod hard for scant wages to secure - cure It , ana third , that tboy always cither epcnt loss than they received or received more than tboy spent. If jou can detect thcso three unfailing Bymptoms In your own experience It Is possi ble that some day you will bo likewise wealthy and nblo to oattbrlro in twenty-four hours if your stomach will stand such a radi cal change. Now for the pot pourn of experience I A Van a Stiubnnca for Soldiers. Dr. George LI. Miller Is ono of the old- timers who Is compelled to plead guilty to the soft Impeachment when accused of being ono of tlio wealthy mon of Omaha , yet when found In the rooniv olllco of the western man aging director of tbo Now Yorl : Life In surance company In the Llfo building , and asked how ho made bis first $100. ho sol emnly declared that from the tlmo ho bought n few pieces of furniture for his ofllco , when us a young man ho first hung out bis shingle , up to the present time ho had never seen a day when ho was out of dobt. ' Then you bellovo that being in debt Is conducive to the moro rapid accumulation of wcnlthi" Iwiulringly assorted the visitor. "I believe that a man wonts harder when bo has n hill to climb , " answered tbo doctor. ' 'If tno solo object In Ufa is tha accumulation of money , I bellovo that being in debt xvill bring moro success than being out of it. It will stimulate a man 10 greater energy and will bring out nnd dovclopo abilities that otborwibo bo would not know that ho pos sessed. Now then , I toll you candidly that I have boon in doot nil my life , so bow can I tell when or how I made my first $100 ! J can tell you about the first $100 that I over bad In my possession nnd ownership at ono time , If that Is what you want tolcnow ! " Tbo scribe intimated that that was Just the f JUO whoso history ho was after , and tbo ex-editor slowly crossed his legs nnd said , "well , I cot it from Uncle Sara. I came to .Omaha In the full of 1854 when thcro were only eight people hero , expecting to find a thriving tovin of respectable proportions. I had $3 in my pocket and that was gone inside of twelve hours. UP to that time I had never had $100 in my possession at ono time , nnd I was here several months before I experienced that pleasant sensation. It was all nn accident that I hod tbosopportunlty to make the money nnd It , happened in this way : General Ilarnoy's Sioux expedition wont out In the spring of 1855 , and by an oversight the surgeon at Leaven worth did not accom- panv the troops. Cholera appeared among the soldiers , and tbo command stopped here and the territorial governor , Governor Ciirainp , was asked to name a surgeon to accompany tha expedition to Fort Pierre , Dakota. I was recommended and wont , taking my wife with mo. Wo were gone six weeks , and when I returned I received $210 In gold In payment for my serv ices. I well remember how I pdured It out of a llttlo sack onto the bed In the llttlo bit of a bouso that was than our homo , nnd called my wife to look at It. It seamed to woieh two tons. I had been clerk of the upper bouso of the lirst territorial legisla ture some tlmo before that at $4 per day ( and I bad to work night und day ) but my pile did not reach tno $100 marl ; until I became an army surgeon. " Daily Poicrtylii Omiilm. The recital of the occurrences of old days biought vividly back to tbo mind of tbo speaker some of the scones of earlier years , and the doctor continued : "I really oollovo thltt I have Known'raoro extiomo poverty thlm nny other citizen of Omaha who is ro- gajdod as nn Inllucntlal or representative man. In my boyhood I curried horses and did menial labor , and the very question of existence demanded tbo closest attention. My1 work was n matter of self-degradation tome mo , as I was an ambitious boy and nnllous to lisa in my cboson pro fession , but I wni compelled to work in that way to secure my schooling , I was subsequently assisted In c'ollogo by rela tives , but it was an uphill row for mo for many years. I was disappointed in Omaha when I cnmo here and would not Imvo stayed but for ox-Governor Uumlne. It was gen erally believed then that the soil hero was of no account except In the valleys and for that reason 1 pro empted land three and z half miles from hoio on tbo I'applo , Instead of hero where the city now Is , Ob , this was M wild n pralrlo in these days as n wolf ever ran over , and many a door was lilllcci down there in the hollow whore Seventeenth nnd St. Mary's avenue now moot. My llttlo cabin was away out the other way whore tbo Indians ought to have gotten mo , and the wolves came mighty near It. Yes , It's fortunate for mo that I stayed after I Kotboro ; out do you know I have always foil that it would have been bettor for ino if 1 bad never eomo horo.1 , " In Ills rather' * Store. Herman Kouutzo , president of the First National batik and u member of the wealthy Now York banking jtym of ICountzo Bros. , Which is 0110 of the most powerful llnanclal concerns of th b country , is another of tbo mon who cnmo to Omaha In tbo ' 50'a- ' and whllobo has accumulated bis millions bo bus also ncquliod a wbolosoma horror of In debtedness , and advises \oungmeutobo- ivnro of going in debt. Unless they bee tholr way entirely clear by buying Into some well established and well manhood business where tbo dotiro to got thorn In is because of nu interest iu ttiolr personal advancement nnd prosperity rather than of a desire to get tholr money , ho is of tbo Opinion that young mon should not incur Indebtedness. Bor rowing money for speculative purposes ho strongly discourages , and intimates that the ambitious youth should plloup a little ago nnd experience before putting on too much tlourlMi la tbo rol , ? of financier. Mr. Kountio 'said that bo was unable to stnto when bo first scraped together (100. but it was probably on or about the day that 119 became 21 years of age , wbon ho was atycn an Interest ( n bU father's stock of general merchandise in an Ohio country storo. "I worked'In that store , " said Mr. ICountzo , "from tbo tlmo I was 0 years old until I was SIvitU tbo exception of a single year , whan I was allowed to go to school. My father \VRS a man who believed that bis children's \lm belonged to him until they saw their Bljst birthday , nnd during these years I worked without financial compensation. Wbon they booamo of ago , however , bo made It a point to plvo bis sons an interest in his iuslness and afterwards to load us bis credit. But It was In that store that I made my first money. " While it U Impossible to tell from Just what sale of butter , buttons or beans Mr. Kouutzo realized hU flnt hundred , It Is thus established beyond doubt or cavil that some honest Dilckoyo citizen contributed the dollars lars that laid the foundation of n banking" houiothntls today rccognhed ns on a par with the wealthiest banking Institutions of Europe. When Mr. ICountzo and his elder brother came to Omaha they Invested the greater part of their money In real estate , nnd n year later began a , banking business in n small way , buying gold dust that came In from the w'ostorn cola Holds. Many n tlmo it happened that there xvas not sufficient cur rency in the bank's vault to pay for n big day's receipts of the yellow dust , nnd the bankers would hustle around among the busi ness mon of the then thriving burg nnd bor row the necessary circulating medium , for which they would glvo exchange where It was doslred , and In ether cases accounts would bo squared when the dust was sold nnd the profits rcnlljd. In these days llttlo business was done with Chicago , but a great deal was transacted with &t. Louis , nnd Philadelphia had the call on Now York. Now , howovcr , all this , as well 'as many cither tblnm , Imvo changed , but money cnrni money for Herman ICountzo the same as in days of yoro. Didn't MnUn It nn Molnsses. The visitors to Gcomo W. Llnlnpor's famous nrt gallery at Eighteenth and Uavon- port nould never for n moment Imagine that nil tboio valuable works of art were col lected by the present owner on n salarv of $175 a year. And they were not , but that was the munlllcent salary received by Mr. Liu- Inger when ho started out to earn bis own living at the ago of 17 year * . Ho began work In the general merchandise store of Phelps iV Johnson nt 1'oru. 111. , and the very lint weak ho was there bo allowed a whole hogshead of molasses to run to wasto. It was chilly December weather , and the molasses was In low spirits accordingly , so whon.tho now clerk started to draw a gallon of It ho found that ho bad u long job ahead. Before the measure was full the proprietors started for supper , tlrst calling the clerk upstairs to attend to customers. The molasses was for- fatten until the following mornin ? , when the frightened youth rushed down Into the collar and arrived Just In tlrno to save the barrel. Ho oxpoctcd to lese his Job , but told nil em ployers Just bow It happened , nnd was re tained in thotr scrvico to lay the foundation of n successful business career. The second year his salary was Increased to ? 300 and tbo next year to $400 , and it was some time in tbo third year that his savings amounted to $100 , for at the end of tbo year ho had200 on hand , and ho Invested it in a half Interest In a tinning business that netted $0,000 the first year. Air. Llnlneer was given full swing In the grocery establishment , and was authorized to sign the firm's name to chocks , which ho sometimes did to the amount of $ S,000 or $10,000 u diy In the rush of the gram season , when the firm was buying heavily. Ho had all this responsibility , too , ou his second year's salary of $ ,300. "I was given privileges , " said Mr. Llnln- gor , "that I never In nftor years accorded to my clerks. My omployors'novor praised my work or commended me , so I was much sur prised when they found out that 1 wa& about to leave to bavo thorn oltcr mo nn Interest In the business to remain. But I had already made other engagements and loft. "Ono thing I have always been cranky about , and that is notes. I have always made it a point not to glvo thorn , although I have hold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ether people's papor. It Isn't busi ness , but then it was n notion of mlno. " Mr. Llningcr does not advise young mon to saddle a load of debt upon themselves. Ilartm.m Struck It luDemcr. Chris Hartman Is another man who smokes ton cent straight * , cash in advahco , but ho wasn't born that wav. His lasto is acquired , und ho got it light heio in Omaha , but bo corralled his flrst $100 in Denver In 1S59. Ho came here in 1858 at the ago of 13 years , and the next spring ho wont to Denver with Bon Hollmnn to help him soil a stock of goods that they took along wltb an ox team. The goods were placed on sale in a tent on Forrv street In East Denver , and they went like ice cream in the path of a summer girl. The juvenile dry goods clerk then secured employment as a plo su'.osman in Bronson & Black's bakery on the some street at $40 per month , and in three months bo recolvcd six shining $30 gold-pieces. That was the hour that ha hod been praying for , and ho nt once made ar rangements to como back to God's country. Hubo Woods was Just coming bncic to Omaha with n horse team , which was a luxury on the plains In these days , and young Hartman reluctantly turned over ono of his shiners to pay tils passaga Home. Tbo trip required two woelts , and the youthful adven turer landed In Omaha feeling richer than ho ever did oeforo or has since. Ho knows bow ho got tbo money , but ho couldn't toll for a million dollars what became of It , Ho went Into tbq army soon afterward and served three yearsand a half , receiving his discharge before ho was twonty-ono voars of ago. It will bo seen that the rotund , good naturcd insurance Inspector nnd flro and police commissioner had a pretty rooky tlmo of it In his youthful days , but , as ho himself says , "It was harder thau I have over found it since. " It was on that westbound trip , when ho was walking to Denver bestdo nn ox team , that Mr. Hartman took bis first and only shot at a buffalo , and ho bagged bis moat. It was some distance west of Fort Kearney that tbo young tourist discovered a hard of buffalo. Ho bad only a muzzle load ing silicic-barrelled shot gun , nnd ho had expended nil bis shot some time bo foro. Ho at once seized a hatchet nnd pulled several nails out of the dry goods boxes and chopped thorn In short pieces on the tire of one of tbo wagon wheels. Ho loaded bis shot gun with a double cbargo of powder , dumped In a handful of dedicated nails , and crept up behind a pralrlo dog mound to got a shot at the "trailer. " an old bull which was too weak and stiff to keep up wltb tbo herd. Ho aimed at tbo critter's heart , and tbo nails toro a bolo through that buffalo bull that the hunter could poke the gun through. Tbo brute fell dead as the dry goods nails that bad per forated bis frame , and Hnrtman fell as hard in the ether direction , but bo came out or it alive , tnough the kick of the gun loft n lump on his sbouldor that remains to this day. That was the first fresh oeef that the part ) had scon since leaving Omaha , nnd a bind quarter was amputated for mastication. Tbo loin was cooked until midnight , but even then tbo India rubber wasn't stowed out of It , nnd It was packed up and carried until the next night when It was boiled again. Fifteen hours cooking did not cause it to woikon a particle , and It was loft bosldo thottail. When Mr. Hartman was going to Call- fornla two years ago bo passed that very spot , and saw there the Identical quarter o'f bull buffalo beef discarded by him thirty years boforo. It was ftomowbat affected by tbo elements , but the traveler avers that no could roadlly recognize It. From that time until Denver was reached buffalo beef was plenty , and It was oi the palatable kind , as calves were numerous and easy to Kill , Mr , Hartman saw millions of tbo animals subse quent to that occurrence , and tolls ot the thousands of tons of moat of tbo wantonly slaughtered boasts that were loft ou the prairies to go to wasto. > But ho never took another shot , for fear that his reputation would suffer. Ho pursued the same tactics niter catching a 203-pound jawllsh at Los Angeles two years ngo , and bus not touched a hook or line since. Mil it o It In tlio Terry Iluslncss. Frank Murphy , president of tbo Merchants - chants National bank as well as tbo Omaha Gas company and the Omaha Street Hallway company , made bis first money in Omaha. Ho came here In 1857 , when Just In hU teens , and soon afterwards entered the employ of tbo Council Bluffs & NobrasUa Ferry company , and succeeded to tbo secretaryship when the original incumbent , Henry . Curtis , wont into the army. It was iboro bo raked together bis first $100 , but the exact circumstances do not appear In tbo company's archives , Mr. Murphy afterwards engaged in railroad building , and tbon rounded up the stock of the gas companysub3oquontly assuming con trol of tha street railway system. Ho has always taken a band in eyorythlng that loaded to make Omaha , and la return Omiha has made Frank Murphy. Bulil Calico and Onions. - Henry W. Yates , president of the Ne braska National bauic , Is another man who secured his business training ana his Urst $100 as well behind tbo counters of a country store. HQ was a Maryland boy , and began nioajurioR calico , onions and potatoes at the ago of thirteen tor $50 a year. At tbo ago of twonty-ono this bad been increased to $100 , which wus tbon tbo largest aaUry paid m that county , He contributed most of bis earnings to His father , per request of the latter , but when bo became of age be bad ou hand $200 , wltb which bo started west In 1853. Ho stopped at St. Louis fora year , stepped over to St. Joe for two years , coming to Omaha In 1801. And In Omnhn ho It to day , nnd ho Is not In the habit of going hungry. ' llrgnn nn n TelpRrnph Operator. Another bank president < vho began his moncv making In Omaha and has continued It to the present day It A. P. Hopkins , of the Commercial National. Mr. Hopkins began hfo ns n telegraph operator In Canada , at $20 a month , when 1(1 ( years of ngo , nnd four years later was receiv ing $10 n month ns operator nnd station ngont on the Grand Trunk at Stratford , Ont , That was In 1SUO , und Mr. Mlllai-d sent for him to coma here and accept a position In the Omaha National bank. Ho nrrlvod ucro with $7 In his pocket , nnd went to work for$73 a month. Ho was tha first teller ot that bank , t a It In ? tbo place two weeks after the bank was started , nnd bold tbo position for n year , when ho resigned to go Into tbo commission business , whore bo continued for three years , with the exception of which bo has always bcon engaged In the banking business In Omaha nnd Fremont. When Mr. Hopkins came here the Omaha National occupied n'JOxIl ) structure in the tmddlo of Fourteenth struct , nnd six months later moved into Its now bulldlnc , which Is now occupied bv tbo Omaha Savings bank. ICzra Mlllanl , Mr. Wallace , tbo piesonl cash ier , nnd Mr. Hopkins constituted the entire onion forco. The change was offcctod about the beginning of IS07 , and on Now Year's ovoMr. Mlllard ana Mr/Iioplclbs slept on tbo floor in the bank. Tboio was n now clock In the room ono of the then now fancied affairs that registered tbo day of the month nnd year and the pair Inw nwnko until mldnlcht to sco how tlio blamed thing changed from ono year to another , nnd also to render assistance In raso the machinery wns unequal to the task It win supposed to par- form. Mr. Hopkins swept out the bank and was general ofllco roustabout nt that time , but bo does not dovolopo bis muscle In such an un dignified manner nowadays. Air. ropplotcm us a I'ciinRoguc. Hon. A. J. Popploton cut loose ftotn all the restraints of civilized llfo nt the ago of 10 years , and tackled a country school in Michi gan at $10 a month. Ho served four months' apprenticeship , pocketed bis ? < il nnd wont to college , from which ho emerged when bo was 'Jl yours of ago , nnd began teach ing L-itln and Greek in nn academy nt llomoo , Mich. , for $33J a yoar. The owr.er of the institution of Inarulni ? failed nnd Mr. Popploton received but unit of his salary , amounting to ? 150 , but that in cluded the llrst hundred that bad fallen to hU lot in a bunch. Subsequently this man acquired extensive copoor interests and ex tended Mr. Popploton many fnvors. His property , however , was In litigation , but bo promised bis former employe that if the suit wns decided In his favor ho would pay the ' old claim. Ho finally won tbo cnso , m'aklng him immensely woalthv , but died within two or three months and Mr. Popploton Is still unpaid. Ho is satisfied that ho would have received his money If his debtor had lived , ana does not feel that bo bos any kick coming. Mr. Popploton came to Omnba In October , lSr > 4. nnd made close connections with tbo session of the first territorial loeislaturo. It has been manv a long day since Mr. Popple- ton really cared whether school kept or not. On HIH Puttier's Tarui. Dr. S. D. Mercer Is the son of a well-to-do Illinois farmer , and bo made his lli'ft $100 on his father's farm 10 , Marion county In 1850. In the fall of that year , when tbo son was 10 years old and Mercer senior had bis fall wheat all in , ho gave the boy twouty acres of ground to use as ho chose for the next year. The elated youtb decided to imitate bis father nnd sow it to winter wheat. Ho had aooutSio or 5iO that ho had saved , nnd bo paid the blrcd man to help him plow it , and drove the seeder himself , bis father furnish ing both seed nnd team. That winter the future doctor went away to college , but re turned the next summer to help harvest bis lather's crop and look after his own. That wheat crop yielded a llttlo ever twenty bushels per aero and netted the young farmer about f.iOO. Hovont Into partnership tbat year with n neighbor's son and rontoa nlno acres of ground , which was planted to tobacco , hiring a man to take his place in caring for it. The venture netted n little over $1,200. Tbo doctor still says Umt ho never saw anything turn out money lllco that tobacco crop and declares that there ara acres of hillside timber In this vicinity thut would make the very best tobacco giound and pay a bandsomo re tin n for such cultivation. Ho assorts that the latitude has nothing to do with It , and savs ho has seen as line tobacco growing near Fort Calboun ns ever tickled a planter's hcait. In the summer of 1850 tbo doctor joined with two of his uncles In the purchase of a threshing machine and yvorkoa with it for thru ) months. "Wo were running one day , " ho said , "in the same neighborhood with another machine nnd got to racing. Wo had an oight-horso power. Each of my uncles had a pair , I had a pair of my "father's horses and wo made the man wo threshed for put in a pair. Tbo raco'got hot , and I was feeding mieht and main. My band- cutter wns a big , strapping follow , und was using a big hoolcKnlfo. I reached for a bun dle , and see that scar ! " and the doctor exhibited nnugly murk that could only have boon caused by a frightful wound. "That was whore ho caught mo , strjppmg the flesh from tbo bone. I went to the house and fixed it up us well as I could and then started to town to find a doctor. I havn never scon tbat throbbing machine nor the horses from that day to this. I wont back to college and tbon Into the army. I saved all the money I received while there , and after the war paid my father what I still owed for money no bad advanced to take mo through college , and soon after came to Omaha , reaching here in IbU ) , witb $150 in my pocket. It was nil gene before I got any more. " Dr. Mercer hung out his shlnglo here , but ho pulled It in again some tlmo ago , and bo wouldn't ' turn out on a midnight call for a thousand dollars , lie don't have to. Tlio Grlppo Itiiglng In Aliilmmt. "La grlppo is raging hero and I find Chamberlain's cough romcdy to bo a certain cure for it , " says \V. G. Johns of Trim- bio , Cullman company , Ala. Mr. Johns ordotod a supply of the remedy to bo shipped by express as quickly a possible. 1 he re is no question but this remedy is of great value in the treatment of the grip especially on account of Its counteracting any tendency of the disease toward pneumonia. It is also a prompt and certain euro for the Lough which usually follows an attack of grip. 25 und CO cent bottles formula by druggists. Dr. Cullimoro. oeuliatto Mo , Pnc. Ry . NOT BORN TO HANCK Trumpeter Illxnn SIIJH Ifo.IIusNo Iiluii or btiotrliliiK IIoni | > . Clarence E. Dixon , trumpeter of Fort RobInson - Inson , who murdered Corporal Carter und was afterwards convicted of tbo cnmo end sentenced to hang , is now In tbo county Jail , but bo has no fears of leaving the oartb via tbo rope route. United States Marshal Brad Slaughter has positively prohibited Dlxon from being sub jected to interviews , but notwithstanding this tbo man gets a chance to say a word now and tbon. Yesterday morning Dlxon was seen , and not being adverse to talking , said : "You can say to the publin that I was not born to bang. I may be shot , but I never expect to pull hemp , " When asked bow bo full , Dlxon replied : 'Never bettor , sick or well. I bavo enough to oat nnd see the dally papers occasionally. Wbon I was first put Into this place I felt n llttln squeamish , but now that feeling bas worn off and I fool tlist rate , Of course people ple are not allowed to como up and talk tome mo , but frequently the boys from tbo fort como down and stand under tbo window. Then wo bold pleasant conversations , so that I am Itcpt pretty well Informed of what's going on in tbo outside world. " Dixon Is Kept In tbo cull that was occupied bv Neal , who was executed last October. His health u excellent and bo fuels llrst rate , Ho partakes of the regular ] all faro and only kicks when ho is not given double rations , Dixon's attorney bas abandoned tbo Idea of scouring a now trial and will devote bis energies to having the sentence of tbo court commuted to llfo Imprisonment. A petition wnlca will set forth all the facts U being prepared to present to the President of the United States at an early date. Constipation poisons tne blood ; DoWitt's Llttlo Early lilsors euro constipation. The cauto removed , the duoaie 1s gone. Dr. Blrnoy euros catarrb , OKI : bide IN A VICTORY FOR THE CITY End of a Long Dfawn Ont Damage Ooso FinaJLy Hoachod , GHOST OF TUB DEPOT INJUNCTION Mr , Slnlit Coimnriirm Another Suit Woo * of n OlitittcK MnrtRnRO Victim AVant.i IIU'N uno GliniiRCil 1 The courts yesterday concluded tbo flrst week's ' business of tbo February term nnd nt noon ndjournod until Monday morning. The morning's session wns tbo busiest of the week , mid nny number of lawyers and cllor.ts nro fooling happy ever the results. Of the lawyers who are happy , City Attor ney Conncll Is lu the highest glco. His Joy comes from the fact that under his present appointment bo has won the llrat-sult that ho has triad ns the legal representative of the city.Tha Tha case In question has been upon tha court dockets tor years , nnd bns boon rccog- nl/cd as Murv A. Dugdalo against the City of Omaha. The plaintiff owned property nt Ejghth nnd Douglas streets , nnd when the change of grade of the streets wns ordered she felt that she was injured nnd at once brought suit , nlloglng f 10,000 damacoa. Tlio case wns tried by tbo couit and n Jury nnd a verdict for $1,501) ) in favor of the plaintiff returned. The city attorney nt once moved for n now trial , wiilch i.i duo time was grunted and tbc uaso sot for hearing nt this term of court. Wednesday morning n Jury was cmpnfinolcd nnd tha taking of testimony commenced. Frldny night the cn o went to the Jury nnd this morning n verdict for the d ( 'umlaut , th city , was loturncd. Trouble With n 1.01111 Broker. Among tbo suits commenced wns ono by George W. E.istman ngalr.st B. F. Masters , a short tlmo loan broker. In his petition Eastman tolls u tale of woo. Ho Is and was a poor man , s > o poor that on September S3 , 1SS3 , ho visited Masters and nccotlatod tbo loan of $103 , putting up his personal property for security. In July , IbS'J , ho bad p.ild the sum nf $57 In- torost. At that time bo renewed tbo note and again when called upon In the month of October , 1SUJ , bo discovered th.it no had paid $ SO.OO interest , Once moro the no'o was re newed and interest was paid until Septem ber , 18'Jl. ' On that date when bo wont to settle bo learned tbat bo had paid $95.70 Interest on the renewal note , nud that $110.7.5 re mained duo. Eastman now figures out that ho has paid out JL'.U.-O fcr tbo use of tbo original $109 , and that bo f ore ho can road bis tltlo clear , bo will bo compelled to pay an additional sum of $ U9.75. Masters was about to soil tlio personal-property , but a re straining order of the court has stopped any such proceedings. Ghost of the Depot Injunction. j Tbo ghost of the old suit of Ernest Stuht against the Union Depot company bobbed tin in the court yesterday In ttio shape of n suit brought against Frank Murphy by Ernest Stuht , In bis petition the plaintiff nvors that on DrcomborBO , 1890 , together wltb a number of ether cltlzons nmIn pursuance to nn agreement , suit wns brought to restrain the city ot Omaha nnd the Union Depot company from disposing of $150,000 of bonds voted to the Union Depot company by the city ; also restraining the city from dcllvorinti any deeds of tltlo to the com pany : nlso restraining It C. CuMiIng nnd Alvln S.umdors , trustees , from execut ing nny deeds of convovnnco of lots to the depot companv , nnd restraining T. U. Benton - ton , stnto auditor , from delivering nny ot the bonds to the depot company , its successors or assigns , The costs of the suit amounted to $203.80 , $ J05 being for attorney fees and tbo balance court and other costs. The sum to bo pr.ld was pro intcd , nnd of tbo amount flS. Hi was Murphy's share. This ho has refused to pay , nnd Stuht now asks htm to como Into court nud uxplalu. Oilier l.lllgntloim. William I'Rbort Soydnl bns a grievance which is Ilka this : Ho has filed n petition In which ho asks tbo court to change his name to William D.inloi Egbert. Ho nvors that ho wns born lu Juno , Ibfl7 , that when ho was three years old his mother died , nftor which ho wus adopted bv Daniel W. Egbert. On account of the kindness shown by the Egbert family , the young man now wants to assume the nnmo worn by the bead of thu Egbert household. There were two mlsmntod pairs who lound tbelr way Into the court. T. H. Robinson and bis wllo Gooi-goatta were married up In tbo pine woods of Wisconsin some time In lbS7. For a yenr they were as happy ns two kittens In a basket of yarn , but Just nbout Christmas tlmo. 18S , Georgoattn wont to Chicago cage nnd the bad , niter which iboro wns lots of trouble. The husband now asks that the wedding tics which bind him to tuo woman bo severed. Ida Lowry would bavo the court divorce bor from Finnic Lowry , n man to whom sbu wai wadded on Iiulopcndcnco day , IbSS. She nvors that Frank brought her to Omahn , after which she was aoaudoncd and allowed to shift for hot-self. In the case of Gcorgo Halts against the Fiomont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley i all- road the Jury returned a verdict of $5,032.80 for tbo plaintiff. Bates owned n valuable farm near Ii vington. When the railroad wus constructed it ran along the side of his ( arm for some distance and taking n turn cut his meadow and cornfield In twain. Ho asked for dnmngos , which were refused , bonce the lawsuit. Criminal CIIACH. In criminal court George Hoffman pleaded not guilty to the charge of perjury nnd was released on bonds , 'iho Information charged that in a suit triad before Justice Brandies , Hoffman swore that ho was possessed of a certain number of horses , when In fact ho did not own n horse In the world. Pete Mat was arraigned nnd pleaded not cuilty to having committed an assault upon ono Bon E. Mullen. Harry Ctnmnton , a lad of 10 summers , was before the cilininal court to answer to the charge of having stolen $37 from Christian Oril. Ho acknowledged the theft and pleaded guilty to having committed the crime of petit A M TJ S E M GUST T S. Today at 2:30. : Tonight at 8:00 : ONE SOLID WEEK. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. , SAM T JACK'S FAMOUS CREOLE CO. The I'nlimblo Hit of Modern Times. Rafcsl Beauties of Two Hemispheres. PEOPLE Direct from the Standard Theater Broadway , N. Y. Throughout tbo entire entertainment n sen suous , ( Ireiviny i.ipturo Ulls the onlooker's soul. The glorious \utvluru of tropic ECUIIDS charms his uuo a lan nlslilne happiness feeds his fuoulttus. In Imagination lie feels the hpley breezes fan his ohooks. n blissful heretofore unknown confusion of bis SCIISPS ovoruomos him , and ha loses himself ID rap ture until ho feels like the pootlo Milesian when llrst overcome -\ltli lo\c. TOURNRMRNT FOR. NEBRASKA. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2 P. M. and 8 P. M. ( Kvery dny except Sunday ) Mondays Feb. 15 to 26. ROOM B NEW YORK LIFE BUILDING. 803points , 8-lncli balk line un a 5x1) Hrun wlck L'nlUo Cillh'tidjr liitilo n ticket , Rood for ecntlerain and lad ) , 12 00. Grand Opera House. SftTH5vAY I Feb-i3' ' 4 and l5- MONDAY " - I MHl > J."eQ3Sajjml y & . Sunday ; Paris Gaiety Gitls Burlesque Company , Don't full to Bcoltbo trcU C-trlta , renowned Character laiuou e. Holy Lani Tour , $475. A neloct ( mrt ) lla Slnrc.hU , and April IU. ( JA7.1'd U.XCURMO.Ns TO KUHOl'H , rrocruinruos fur H | > rltiK and Humuior now ready. Hicurslons Icuvo monthly for Ituly , 1.180 , Hint ticketing fiiollltloa. ( Choicest orean herthi by all lines at lowest ratei. Uund fur " 'lourlH Uaiolto , " II , dA'/.K A , tONS. , 940 HUOADWAV , N. V. Solo Aut . for Ncmltionflklcli H. S. Co. ( KutlBII ) Olllclully appointed intoruntlonal llouruts for World Columbian Uxpoiltlon lb'.U. HER MOEHEK WAS COLD. Death Wus till ) Had Muttiofu IJttlu Colored Girl. Mrs. Henry Curry , a colored woman resid ing at 1U5 North Twentieth streetwas lound dead in bor bed yesterday morning by her llttlo S-ycar-old daughter , with whomsho was sleeping. She bad boon doctoring tor eomo tlmo for bcurt trouble , and it la supposed that heart disease caused her doath. Coroner Maul was notified1 , but after learn ing the circumstances decided that 1111 inquest - quest was unnecessary The story told by the llttlo fjirl was that she uwoko feeling very cold and spoke to her tnolhor. Hecelv- mg no reply t > ho shook her mother's arm and tried to nrou o her , but without success. She tbon arose and lighted a lamp only to discover that she ivaa an orphan , "What did you do then ! " was asked her. "I ran out and locked tha door and hurrlod ever to tbo neighbors as fast as I could go , " replied the still frightened child , and she sobbed and cried In u paroxysm of mingled terror aud sorrow. 1'bo aocoasea wat > 45 yoirs of age , and was the widow of J , H , Curry , a bat-bar who dlod a abort tlmo ago. larceny. The lad was released nnd sentence suspended thai bis parents mlpht endeavor to try n llttlo reform work. .Huluo Onvls nd- mlnlstorcd a loctttro , the point of which wns that If tbo boy was npnln brouRbt before the court ho would bo booked for tbo reform school , In IVilrrnl Court. nx-Clty Prosecutor Shoemaker filed n motion In the United States court yesterday to have the case of the Kansas City Sun against him and other city otllcials dismissed. Ho lllod It on the grounds that there was no lonper nny such paper as tbo Kansas Oily Sun , mid that the plalntUT in the case had not lllod u reply to his answer to the petition nllccliiR contempt of court. Judiro Dumly took the mutter under advisement. Attorney Itrcokonrld o filed n bill of excep tions yesterday In tbo case ot the Kopubllcan Newspaper company ncalnst the Associated Pros' , intending to carry the ono to the court of appeals nt SU Louis next October. Judge Uundy signed an oruor calling upon thodotonitant to proiint ninondinonts , U there are any to bo presented , within the next ton days. No erlpplnp , no nausoi , no p-xm when Do- wilt's Llttlo IJirly ItUor * nra ukoa. Small pill. Safe pill. Host pill. Dr. CttUiinoi'c , oculist , Boo building. 3iin > is run .if/.v. CfofMrrmut l\irnthtr. The generally conservative tons of thl olToiliiKS In men's clothing for spring will nf > ford but slight opportunity to err. The mon In ovonlng dress * nro to carry tholr heads higher than heretofore It the new collars fulilU what Is clilmod for thorn. Moderated styles of turnover collars mails upon tbo ncgllRO shirts , are happily in keep ing with tbo conservative spirit of the times. H ls Imperative that n man bo gloved la wblto or pcnrl kid gloves nt nny ovonlng function when Indies In full dress nro iu aU tcndatico. The gontlonmn's visiting cnrd Is 1V3 Inches In slro. It Is also the very Intosl wrinkle to have the nuinbor of the nddrcs * spelled out. U 1 nmaztng how the American ranmH fncturor * Imvo gene ahead oi late yonrj. Ono seldom hears nowadays of a European so- Jom-nor bringing homo gloves , or neckwonr , or mi'brollas , or mnoktntoshos to friends at souvenirs ot his trip ubroul. Small In site , great in roimtv. OoWitt's I.lttlo ICnrly Ulsun. Host pill for constipa tion , best forslok ho.idiioho , bast for sour stomach. Ir GuUiinoro.oyoiuul otr.Boobuilding BQYD'S NEW Reserved Scats THEATRE , I30O at 5Oc each. \ Sc\culucnth and llurnoy Streets. NIGHTS Ev. COMMENCING ThisSunday . , NEW YORK & BOSTON GREATEST " tttrWv1 ' Comedy Triumph.MN t ° ! ± loa t. THIS irOIjLY DIALECT COM13DIAN , John T. Kelley SUl'l'OUTKD 1JY PROF.HERRMANN'SCOMIC PLAYERS Til 13 AV111XX1XO , RII > PLklNO AND ItlOTlXa TcoinlnsHi ) wit nnd humnr. New Mrd cys , Now Tunes ; Now Ponss : Now Dances and Witticisms. THE COMEDIA" S. How Others View of Us. John T. Kellny. Dutch D Iv A feast of fun. N. Y. Herald. ChnS'F , W Kon. Chas. F Wilson. AparadUo of msirimont. Utstou Hn ry Kelloy. Globe. COMEDIENNES. S ai-ls head and shoulders above Miss Flora Weit s milar organization ! . . Cincinnati Miss Josle L.II Fontaine. Enquirer. Miss Alme ? Angeles. In its conception , the pinnacnle of Mis i Ida Falrbaiuls. farcicalcomaay nr odur-tiou ii reel- Miss Flora VeUlrnn Vznd. Ciu clnn.iti Corn-Gazette. Mil s Lizzie 111 Is. In Mlia riorloVcil , Lnelnnil Ins sent u I Miss Josie Fairbanks. her urentuit conio.llonnoUtlniKO Herald ' NEW 50o BUYS A GOOD RESERVED 'S I THEATRE. SERVED SEAT. FRIDAY , iS5bAY , FEBRUARY 12 , 13 , GRAND M'iCINlSE SATURDAY. AMlllonaire's ! Feast of Merriment. M. B. LEAVITT'S Now. Grand Spoctao ilar Pantomime * and Fly Organized in Euiope 46 European Celebrities. 46. Magnificent costumes by Alias , of London. Gorgeous Sronory by Martin a-id Youns , N < Y. , Marvelous K'.o3t-io ' Eif eots. Superb B llet. THE BIUfSIlTEST FEATURES OF jt , Opera , Spectacle , Pantomime , Comely and Specialty Brilliantly Blended in this Popular Success. Prices Parquet , $1 ; parqot ciroluo , 7.5o and $1 ; balcony , 60c and 75c ; gallery 250 TEDEN MUSEE. COR. ELEVENTH AND FARNAM STS. COMMENCING MONDAY , FEB. 8. ONR WEiEK OML.Y. H am j IfcMflLWUMMnKntnBMMtMfMAMB FATHER , MOTHER. AND DAUGHTER. FROM THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT ADMISSION , ON3 X DIMEX. , 1OO : to 1OOO p. xn.