OCR Interpretation

Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 25, 1893, Part One, Image 8

Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1893-06-25/ed-1/seq-8/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 8

Eoociving the Best Bargains that Human
Eyoi Ever Behold.
An Importer' * Entlro Htock of the Iite t
Style hud Illchcit Or ilo I.ncci nt
a Fraction of Tliclr Vnluo on
8ilo Tomorrow.
Again 5 men soiling $1.00 printed
China dross silks at Mo yard. ; i2-inch
81.00 plain colored China , surah and
India dress silks 3oc.
Dollar quality finest grade drapery
silks 35c.
This is the choicest lot of silks wo
have yet. placed on sale. They all go
tomorrow at Hoc.
The highest grndo and the choicest
now patterns of China silks over im
ported in this country go tomorrow at
60 pcoplo Belling as fast as human
hands can measure them thousands of
pieces brocaded chambrays , French
ginghams , canton cloths plain black
wash bedford cords and chevrons , very
flno fancy corded lawns , elegant outing
flannels , fine dark and light mull extra
flno grade pougco remnants all at Oc
300 pieces the very finest quality white
poods ; novelty wash goods in light nnd
dark grounds ; satin striped and corded ;
40-inch wldo apron lawns in plain black
Btttlncs , every yard of goods in the lot
worth from 25c to 30c , all now 8io a
81.00 LACES , 2TO. )
Again twenty salesladies selling
Bourdon Inccs as fast as they can meas
ure them ; selling 50o Bourdon luces for
25c ; Belling $1.00 Bourdon laces for 45o ;
selling $ U.OO Bourdon laces for 08c , and
Belling 1,000 pieces point appliquo Inccs ,
point do gene laces , point bruges laces ,
all at U5o ! , for laces worth up to $1.00.
Wo are showing the grandest lot of
Indies' Hhirt waists over shown in
Fancy sateen waists , cool and comfort
able , $50c.
Fancy and shawl shnpo embroidery
trimmed Irish lawn waists 49c , 75c , 08c ,
$1.50. No such assortment over shown
before as wo now show on our wonderful
second lloor.
Solo Agents for Burl's Shoes ,
N. W. corner 10th finfl Douglas.
Courtlanil Ileurli.
Many people think a trip to the beach
expensive. This class of people should
read the following prices : Entrance to
beach , 10c ; bathing suits , 2oc ; sand
wiches , 5c ; colToe , 5c ; ieo cream , 10c ;
eoda water , Co ; ice cream soda water ,
lOo ; lemonade to order , lOe. Music is
furnished and thosov who desire may
take their own lunches and they will bo
furnished tables free.
Is there any summer resort in the
United States that is as cheap ?
Members of Planet ledge No. 4 ,
Knights of Pythias are hereby re
quested to attend mooting Monday , Juno
20 , nt 8 o'clock p. m. , as business of im
portance is to bo transacted. By order
of Julius Troitshko.
Miss Alice Isaacs , agent , is soiling
trimmed pattern hats 82.501.00 and
85.08 , regular price from $5.00 to $15.00.
To aalventon , Tax. , and Return.
Thursday , July 0 , I will run a special
low rate excursion for fruit land buyers
from Omaha to Galvcston , Tex. , and re
turn. For particulars call on or address
R. C. Patterson , 425 Ramgo block
Sam'l ' Burns has reduced Ills stock of
Jowett's refrigerators to 12 , and is otTor-
ing 10 and 5 per cent from factory list.
Frescoing and interior dccoratingdo-
signs and estimates furnished. Henry
Lehmnnn , 1503 Douglas street.
Raymond & Co. , gravel roofers , 140C
Jewelry , Frenzer , opp. postofflco. ,
F1- Mrs. Notson will open n summer school
Bt Loavonworth building Monday , June
I 25 , for grades from ' fourth to eighth.
Trimmed pattern hats regardless ol
I. cost Monday at Miss Alice Isaacs , agt.
N. R. Wilcox baa boon' in the hotel
business in Sarpy county for the pas
80 years , 25 years at Bollovuo. Five
years ngo ho built n now 20-room house
at Paplllion , the county Beat. Ho has
now gene out of business , nnd advertises
the hotel for rent. An excellent oppor
tunity tor the right party to go into this
business. *
. .
Sam'l Burns continues his pltuhor saU
another week ; 200 at ono-hulf formal
prices , 25e to 81.00.
You Cnn Do Ho by rnrcin lnpr n Copy o
Moruu'n Illctlniuiry or'viilougn.
This valuable book has received th <
endorsement of the World's Columbia !
Exposition. It also contains a handsomi
map of Chicago and is the only recognized
nizod and utnudurdGuido to the World'i '
Fair City. For sulo by George K. Mornn
publisher , suite 213 Herald building
Chicago , 111. , und by nil prominon
news dealers. Price , 50o per copy. Sill
cloth bound copies in gilt , postage paid
81.00 each. Every person contemplating
a visit to Chicago during tho. World'
fair should avail himself of this oppor
tunity to seeuro a copy.
Ladies , ask your druggist forllawlcy'
unique ourlono , or call on Miss Johnsoi
211 a , 10th st. and have your hair ourlei
AVuter HrnU Duo July Ur.
Payable at oillco , Bco building , fi po
cent discount if paid on or before Jul ,
1st. Failure to receive bill will not od
tltlo anyone to discount after July 1st.
Oillco open till 8 p. m. Wednesday
and Saturdays till July 1st.
Via tlio AVubith : ISiillroail ,
No , 1. For the Epworth league oo :
vontlon at Cleveland , O. , Juno 2'J ' to Jul
2. The Wabash , in connection with th i
Detroit und Cleveland Navigation con :
pany , will make a rate of 810 for th
round trip from Chicago. *
No. 2. For tho.Y. P. S. 0. E. convor
tion at Montreal , July 5 to 0. Only JM
from Chicago via the Wabash. In at
dition to the regular Bleeping car
olegunt now tourist cars will bo attache
to this train at $1.50 per berth.
Fou TICKETS , sleeping berths or
tourbt-folder , giving list of side trip :
with coat of bamo , cull at the Wabua
ofllces , 201 Clark strcut and Dourbor
tation , Chicago ; 1502 Furnam strco' '
Omaha , or wrfto G. N. CLAYTON.
N. W. P. Agt. , Omaha , No
Monday We'll Boll Every Lost Ladies' WaSst
in the House ,
Nn Moro Ladle * ' Wnluli Wilt lie Kept by
tfn IVhnt VVo Hnve Now on Hand
Will lie Sold Tor What
' They'll Ilrlug.
Wo'vo boon handling Indies' waists in
our children's department.
Going to quit it.
After Monday wo won't ' have any , because -
cause of the prices wo will make so as to
got them oil our hands.
There arc only about ninety-five ladles' '
waists in stock ami If you wunt onu you
will have to got It early Monday morn
Thcro are a few fine French flannel
waists with silk stripe which sold for
$3.00 , Monday you got 'cm ' for 81.00 each.
For 82.00 thuro is another- grade
which wo had marked 81.00 , hoping to
close them out at that price. Now wo
cut the fl cures right in two and sell
thorn at $2.00 each.
Bluck bilk waists ( not more than six or
seven of these ) , regular $0 50 waists and
right in style. They go at $3.2o.
Wo will never have another ladies
waist in the house after these are sold.
Wo never misrepresent.
S'-tno of these waists are right in
stylti , others ore not right up to date ,
but they arc all fine , high grade cloths
and arc worth at wholesale twice the
price wo ask you.
In with these wo put a line of boys' '
waists at a special figure.
Some pcoplo are going to got loft
when they come for the Indies' waists ,
but those who have boys can console
themselves with some of thcso. Wo
have cut prices in two. The $1.00
waists are COc ; the $1.25 sort , C5c ; $1.50
ones , 75c ; $2.00 waists , $1.00. These are
regular made and also in blouses ,
plaited , plain and all makes , neat styles
and colors.
S. W. Cor. 15th and Douglas Sts.
Put CilcnK ! < > In Your 1'orkct.
You can do so by purchasing a copy of
"Moron's Dictionary of Chicago. "
This World's fair "guido" has re
ceived the endorsement of the World's
Columbian exposition. It also contains
n complete "map" of Chicago and is the
only recognized and standard "guide"
of the World's Fair city. For sale by
George 13. Moran , publisher , 213 Herald
building , Chicago. 111. , and by L. C.
Brackett , Council Blulls , la. Price 50c
per copy.
Miss Alice Isaacs advertisements read.
World's fair souvenir coins of 1803 for
snlo at First National bank.
Victor flour , made by the world famoui
Crete Mills , has no suoorior
Sam'l Burns has just received another
lot of those beautiful hand painted din
ner sots ; 813.50 , formerly $25.
Your Mimiiior Trip
Can now bo arranged at the Chicago &
Northwestern Railway ticket oillco , 1401
Farnam street , where very low excur
sion rates , east , west and north , are now
on salo.
Now and rare drugs. Sherman & Mc-
Conucll , Dodge street , west of P. O.
Miss Alice Isaacs sells Monday , pat
tern hats $2.50 , $4.00 , $5.08.
M. O. Daxon , bicycles , 120 N. 15th
street , riding school in connection.
Chiifl. ( 'hivurlvk Co.
Will bo open for business next week.
1200-1208 . street , iron ,
Douglas build-
.i * vvj J.A.VSW 4. uuu it * : } OUIUWUL ii ( Jli i -
ing , just cast of the Millard hotel.
i Auction VurpitH , Auction !
At Natatorium building , 13th and How
ard streets. Monday at 10 a. m. , the bal
ance of carpets from Shivorick's fire
will bo sold. This is the last day for the
carpets. Watch the papers for the
furniture and drapery sale , and don't
- buy until you attend this sale , as there
is lots of good furniture.
UOHEKT WELLS , Auctioneer.
Over 1,200 Kimball anti-rhoumatio
rings have been sold in the last two
months. Cures rheumatism in 30 days
or money refunded. Sold only by B. W.
1 Schneider , Qil N. Y. Life Bldg. Price
0 $2.00. Send for circulars.
The funeral of Millard Caldwell Ham
ilton will bo hold on Monday at 0:30 : a.
m. at St. Phllbrncna cathedral , coruor
of Ninth and Harnoy streets.
O '
, World' * l < 'ulr Trillin
To Chicago via the Chicago & North
western railway from the Union Pacific
depot , Omaha , at 4 o'clock p. m. and 7
p. m. daily. Fast limited timo. Modern
sleepers and free parlor cars , vcstibulod
throughout ; uhequalcd dining car ser
vice. Very low excursion rates will bo
named on application.
City Ticket Oillco , 1-101 Farnam strost.
Your Hummer Trip
Can now bo arranged at the Chicago fc
Northwestern Railway ticket oillco , 1401
Farnam street , where very low excursion
of i tickets , cast , west and north , are now
on salo'
in Monday special sain trimmed hats at
10 Miss Alice Isaacs regardless of cost.
Iiult'poiiiloiit Ord r lrnrcator * .
The death of the late James Traill and
the exceptionally prompt payment of his
$3,000.00 endowment has attracted con
siderable and commendable attention to
, the Independent Order of Foresters , of
which James Traill was a moinbor. His
widow , Mrs-Traill , expresses horgrutl-
tudo to the order us follows :
To the Officers Supreme Court Inde
pendent Order of Foresters Dear Sirs :
8 I wish to express my Bincoro gratitude
8m to you and to the ofllcors of Court
3d Omaha No. 1091 , of which my late hus
band was a member , for their oxtrorao
promptness in tno payment of my hus
or band , James Trams endowment of
ory 53,000.00. It must have been paid the
Bnmo day the proof of olalra
n- was ro-
nys coivcd , for within 0 days from the time
ys I signed proof of claim the check was
received. God grant your noble order
prosperity is the prayer of
In a recent interview Dr. Oronhya-
tokha , supreme chief ranger , says , "tho
an order has never been 30 davs paying a
lie claim. This is the original legftiniato
Independent Order of Foresters , with
IlHO headquarters in Toronto , Ont. , and is
enjoying marvelous prosperity. Court
Omaha meets 2d nnd 4th Friday of each
month in Patterson block , 17th andFar-
rs To the Grocery Trade.
cd W. G. Sloan , as agent , will have a car
of the celebrated Sleepy Eye Cream
Hour Tuesday , 127th , and a continuation
, of the lute liberal putronnga is solicited
all at the old R. T. Davis stand on Jackson
rn street.
In Manchuria dogs are raised for tnelt
ob skins. A lalrly prosperous Manchuriau dog
farmer will own 1,000 or moro dog .
Supplant tbo Traad of the Moccasin on the
Spot Where Omaha Stand ? .
Imllnnn Dentt In Hcnl Vitnt * , Init Wore Not
tip on Fiituro Values llocollcc-
lloni of Utnnlia In
Unrllcr liy ยง .
At sunrlso a wldo and turbid river rolling
silently southward. On Us bosom the morn
ing Imzo shifting' and scattering before the
dawning dny , nn either bank an oozy weed *
grown morass whoso slimy green expanse
extends to lowering oluffs frowning under
their > eanopy of scanty timber. Boyoud
stretches the pralrlo , supreme and silent in
its solitude , Its surfnco undulating llko an
October sea , with only single scattering cottonwoods -
tonwoods to relieve its bleak and barren
The sun climbs steadily In the eastern sky.
It gilds the tops of the cottonwools. It
plunges In half obscured uncertain r.iys Into
the ravlno sheltered behind the bluff. The
mists cling closer to the water , then seem to
sink away to some mysterious retreat before
the advance of their shining onbiny. As
they disappear human forms mrgo Indis
tinctly through the quivering light. They
battle with the sluggish current uutll their
crnft Is entangled In the grasses of the nio-
rass. They plunge Into the stagnant water
and stand triumphant on the weeded bluffs.
Hero they drlvo 3 takes and build rough
"dugouts" with roofs .thatched .with
branches ana covered with earth. Then
the sod Is turned , and In another glnnco ,
corn is growing on the heretofore untrodden
Stories ofOmalm'fi Infancy.
The day advances and the group on the
bluffs becomes an army. Lofty buildings
spring from the prairie as If under the spoil
of a magician's wand. The cotton woods
disappear and Instead rise tall chimneys
crownedi with pyramids of black , grimy
sinoko. The ravines are llllcd. The un
willing bluffs are leveled to the prairie.
Bridges span the broad surface of the river
anil railroads twist ni.d intertwine thorn-
selves through the once silent plains be
The day wanes and in the blended
shadows of the afternoon old mon sit by the
doorslll and tell to eager children grouped
about their knees stories of the earlier day.
The wild expanse of pralrlo , bluff and river
has long ago given way to human industry.
Solitude has been succeeded by teaming life
and energy. From the rugged dugouts of
the settlers havesprung blocks of sandstone
and granite , full of busy sounds and busier
Omaha has reached that period in Its de
velopment when the story of its earliest
mutations is invested with a historic charm
of romance and interest. Although it is
still less than half a century since the
nucleus of its growth found the west bank
of the Missouri the pioneer days have already
dropped a generation behind. It seems hard
to believe that but forty years ngo , the spot
now tenanted by a metropolitan city was
but a waste of wood and prairie.
Korotlrctloin of IMonoer. .
That the growth of Omaha has been phe
nomenal is suflleiently Indicated by the fact
that one of the first settlers on the territory
now inhabited by nearly 150,000 pcoplo is
still living and a resident of the city. Mr.
A. D. Jones , who settled on a claim near
where Browncll Hall now stands in 1853 and
was subsequently the first postmaster in
this part of Nebraska , is well known to most
of the citizens of Omaha. Although well
advanced in yours his faculties are umm-
paired , and when a newspaper man found
him at his handsome residence at 2018 Wirt
street the other day he seemed to remember
the experiences of nearly half a century ago
as though they had been the happenings ot
the previous day.
At the time when Mr. Jones first sot foot
on the west bank of the Missouri the Omaha
Indians wcro in possession of the entire ter
ritory and the government was endeavoring
to purchase the Innd from them. The bar
gain was concluded during the following
year , but before that time a number of set
tlers had followed his example and staked
out claims at various points between what
tire now known as Florence and J3ollovuo.
The incidents which accompanied the first
settlement of the city are most interesting
when related in the words of the pioneer who
led the way to what was destined to bo a
metropolis of the west.
Thrco Old Tlinori.
"There wcro three of us , " said ho , "who
may claim the honor of being the first sot-
tiers in Omaha. I crossed the river in 1853
in company with two brothers , Thomas and
William Allen , and wo all took up claims and
settled down to grow up with the country.
We crossed the Missouri in an old scow.sturt-
ing from the Iowa side at a point opposite
wlicro the smelting works are now located
and striking Nebraska soil at what is now
the west end of the Union Pacillo bridge.
The scow was a rickety affair and kept one
of us busy bailing it out while another
steered and the third worked the oars. After
we landed wo had to wade through a slough
and struck solid ground not far from whcro
the distillery stands. Wo made our way
through grass which was fully ten feet high
and parted it with our hands so that wo
could look up at the timber on the bluffs ana
got our bearings.
"Wo were pretty well tired out by the
time wo reached the bluff and after refreshIng -
Ing ourselves with what food wo had been
able to carry in our pockets wo catnpod
there for the night.Vo staked out our
claims the first thing the next morning , I
took the land whore Herman Kountzo now
lives on South Tenth street , one of the Allen
brothers settled where C. F. Goodman ro-
sidcs , and the other took up a claim still
further south. I started on an exploring
trip around my claim and following the south
line it led mo down Into a very deep ravine
covered with thick brush and so hoavlly
timbered that it was almost dark at the
bottom. I called it purgatory as the most
appropriate name I could think of and it
wont by that name for many years. At the
foot of the ravine was a stone quurry which
I believe was the first ono discovered in this
part of the country.
Hnivml u Cliiinuvl of Ice.
"After marking out our claims wo started
to got back across the river , but found it a
dangerous passage. The channel was full of
floating ice which would soon knock our
rickety scow to pieces if wo should bo car
ried down the stream by the current. At
first wo thought wo should have to go down
to Bellevue , whcro the Indian agent had his
headquarters. Finally wo concluded to risk
the scow. Thcro was a sand bar in the mid
dle of the channel 'and wo hauled 'the ' boat
up to the upper end of the bar and pushed
off , The Ice carried us off down stream with
torrlilo force and wo were barely able to laud
on the lower end of the island. Then wo
hauled the scow to the upper end of the
sand bar again and reached the other shore
after a hard pull.
' At that time the channel of the river was
over a quarter of a mlle east of whcro it
runs now and the slough through which wo
had to tuako our way to roach the Iowa side
reached up to whcro the Council Blurts
pumping station now stands.
Indian Heal lattice
"Wo had no sooner become settled on our
claims than the Indians ( lisp
to remain , out wo succeeded
their good will for ? 10 uplcco. During the
the administration of President Pierce I ob
tained the appointmc.it as postmaster. No
ono lived hero at that time , out I wanted the
appointment In order to bo able to hold my
claim. On May 28. 1654 , wo put up the
original postofllco. It was a log Uuusowhich
stood a llttlo northeast of the lot now occu
pied by the residence of Herman Kountzo.
On the Jamb of the one door was nailed a
snlnglo which bore the inscription :
A. I ) . JONES ,
"Aftor I had got possession of the post-
onico I discovered that there was no mail
route and asked the department to establish
ono. This they refused to do , but offered to
lot mo have a carrier and pay him out of the
proceeds of the ofllco. As there was more
oftlco than proceeds I concluded to bo my
own carrier and crossed the rirer at suiou
Intervals 1 to Council Muffs whcro 1 obtained
what mall thorn-am * for the settlers on this
sldo nnd broiichtilttb.ick in inv hivt. When
nny I ana naked mfl for their mall I looked In
9r tint for It , nn < to that article of ntllro
became I to bo known as 'Jones' postoflleo.1
"As our population Increased nnd the hat
became I too small I > located the postoHlco In
nn ax box which JUeft at n carpenter's shop.
Finally J the carpenter quit nnd It traveled
around so fast that I lost track of It.
Incrcno < lir < iitnt Fncllltloo.
"Tho last plaoe was n llttlo frame shanty
at Twelfth nnd Hartley streets , whoroliwont
end day and asked * for my mall. The woman
In charge pointed to n bushel basket that
stood In ono cornarnml Informed mo that if
there was anything for mo it was In there.
I concluded that that sort of thing was n
llttlo risky nnd decided to resign. I did so ,
and recommended the carpenter ns my suc
cessor. Ills commission came in duo time ,
but ho refused to servo. I cast around for
some time and finally found n Mormon
named Frank who consented to assume the
honor. Some ttmo after , W. W. Wyman.
father of A. U. Wyman. succeeded him and
built nn addition to the postofllco. Then
regular boxes were put In for the first time
and three delivery windows wcro put in
where Mr. and Mrs. Wyman and a young
lady handed out the mall In n manner that
wo called quick delivery.
"By this time , however , the town had
grown to such proportions that there were
two factions In existence nnd the other side
wont to work nnd had Wyman removed.
Charles W. Hamilton , now president of the
United Status National bank , got the ofllco
and moved It to the corner of Fourteenth
and Farnam stroots. Wo had sent In a re
monstrance against Wyman's removal nnd
carried our point , and the office passed back
to him. Then editor Uoblnson , editor of the
Nebraskan , was appointed. Wo remon
strated attain , and Wyman was appointed
for the third time. After his last appointment -
mont ho built the first brick postoOlco. It
was a two-story building located on the
northwest corner of Thirteenth nnd Douglas
streets , opposite the present Millurd hotel ,
and the Omaha Times was published In the
upper story. Mr. Wyman held the ofllco
without opposition until politics began to bo
a factor in local matters and then the repub
licans had Gcorgo Smith appointed.
Inditing Were 1'ciiconblo.
"Tho Indians never gave u nny serin
ous trouble during the early days of the
settlement. The Omahas were a small trlbo
and wcro soml-clvillzod. Their settlement
was located a little northwest of Bcllovuo ,
in Sarpy county , nnd unless they wore full
of bad whisky were not generally supposed
to bo troublesome. During the first year or
two after wo located hero wo had n sort effort
fort at Twelfth and Jackson streets , where
wo slept and cooked our moals. When the
Indians visited us wo made a display of our
firearms , and they never forced us to use
them. The fort was for a long time a place
of resort for people who wcro taking up
claims in the surrounding country , and from
this it was called the St. Nicholas. After
wards it became a boarding house and storo.
which was the rendezvous for all the old
settlers until I bought the lot and toro it
down to make room for a couple of new
"Thero was never nny great amount of
, imbcr on the site of Omaha. It was clear
prairie with a few scattering cottonwoods
until I got to my. claim whcro , there were
several sections of timber land. At Tenth
and Capitol avcnuo there was a small
grove covering perhaps two acrca where
fortifications had evidently boon thrown up
a number of ycars'bofore ' wo came. There
was a sort ol Orcastwork about four foot
high which surrounded the block now
bounded by Ninth , nnd Tenth streets and
Dodge and Capitol Avcnuo. Immediately
west of the fortifications were the remains
of an Indian trading post.
"Tho territory between Ninth and Twelfth
nnd Farnam andi Davenport streets was
broken by a large number of small mounds
which many people have claimed indicated
that it was once an Indian burial placo. I
have always asserted however that the
mounds were only the decayed and fallen
wlckyups of the Indians. In digging wo
found remains of broken'Crockory and bones
of animals but. nothing that is usually
found in tho-Indian. graves. Ono of the
largest moundswasuon > the corner now
occupied by thc-MotropoHtau liotol.
Cradled Council Bill IT * .
' 'Beforo 1 moved to this sldo of the river I
was mayor of Council Bluffs and surveyed
the present boundaries of that city. The
original Council Bluffs was located near
what is now known as Calhoun , und * all the
country up and down the river was at onetime
time referred to us Council Bluffs. The city
which wo now know by that name was
founded by the Mormons. They had first
settled hoar Florence , but were driven away
by the Indians and crossed the river. They
located at various points on the east bank of
tbo Missouri und the followers of Elder
Miller'took up the land where Council Bluffs
is now situated. At that time it was called
Miller's Hollow and there was another small
settlement back of it which was called
Spring Town. The Council Bluffs post-
olllco was at Bellevue when they sent
for mo to lay out the town which
now bears the namo. After I had laid out
the town a question arose as to what name
should be applied to it , as it was thought
that the former appellation did not sound
just right for a city. I suggested that we
steal a name from the settlement at
Bellevue and call it Council Bluffs City.
Then wo sent in a petition for a postofllco
and as the names were so similar wo began
to got n great deal of the mail that was in
tended for the other settlement. As most of
the settlers did their trading when they
came in after their mail the name brougnt
us u good deal of business and after awhile
our rival went out of business , Then the
last word of the name was dropped and the
town remained as it is to this day , plain
Council Bluffs.
Uccl Tape Wait Unknown.
"It might bo of interest to know the his
tory of the first law over written in Ne
braska. Thcro was no red tape about it , but
It served its purpose much bettor than some
of the laws that have been written sinco. It
occurred during the llrst year that wo had
taken up the claims on this sldo of the river.
Ono day wo noticed several men crossing the
plateau above our claims. Tom Allen told
mo that they were coming to Jump his claim
and wo concluded that wo had better go and
meet them. Wo started up the plateau and
mot the intruders at a spot not far from
the corner of Twentieth street and Popplo-
ton avcnuo. They were not disposed to
make terms at first , protesting that they had
Just as much right to the land as anybody.
But after a time they wcro induced
to settle the difference amicably
and they and Allen agreed on
mo as arbitrator. After supper wo decided
that it was time that some regulations were
established for the adjudication of any simi
lar differences that might arise , and wo or
ganized n law association with Bob Wittlg
ns president andi. myself as secretary. 1
wrote so-no resolutions covering the points
at issue in a memorandum book and they
wcro read and adopted. Thcso wero' the
firs t claim laws ot Nebraska and they ro-
midned in force for several years. As arbi
trator I took my batchot and blazed a path
through the woods as straight as I could to
settle the first' Uiisputo. The newcomers
were to take the land cast of the line I laid
out and Alien that on the west. Since then
1 have often traveled over the spot and
laughed as 1 noticed that my line never
came within halfia mlle of Allen's claim. "
Policy of llu.tiin
BOSTON , Juno 2t That point has boon
reached in tbo local money market when
many Boston bants think the clearing hou o
policy of New York m the issuance of clear
ing certificates should bo followed. The do-
slro is to bo ready for any pinch that may
come within the July disbursements. The
1J03ton banks have about $10,000,000 , deposited ,
as a reserve in Now York.
The Palatial Headquarters of Rival Political
Parties , in Britain.
Old Whltu'a nnd Its Cnrloni llct-
Ilook ( Icnulno Comfiirt the
UtlDKiilililii Touturo of All
llrltlih Club lluutet.
Loxnox , Juno 113. [ Correspondence of
Tun Uinj ; Beaumont and Fletcher , .Tonson ,
Shakespeare , Goldsmith , Dr. Johnson and
Uoswell , Sir Joshua Hcyuolds , Addlsou ,
llurko , Stcclo , Walpolo and scores inoro
famous men of letters and art , In their ttmo
resorted to llttlo , dln y old public houses for
co.Tco , ale , gamlug and exchange of a sort of
Intellectual savagery , the friction of which
undoubtedly provided a virile and needful
inspiration ; and the history of these ancient
coftjo-houses , the forerunners of the grout
London clubs of today , comprises almost the
social history of English art aud literature.
While there are at tno present time more
than 1UO wealthy and noted London clubs
there are really no resorts answering the
same purpose as "Tom's , " "WlllVund "Hut-
ton's'1 of the Augustan literary period
of Anno. The "joyous neighborhood
of Uovcnt garden , " ns Thackeray
remembered It anl ; Inimitably described
It , is onl.va Joyous nclgliDorhood of mellow
memories ; nnd the old time genial clubland
about St. James' paluco is transformed into a
somber neighborhood which , llko the newer
clublands of Piccadilly and Pall Mull , Is op
pressive In Its splcnuor and statcllncss.
Of the very old clubs of London still exist
ing , like Arthur's , Brooks' , White's nnd the
Cocoatreo , all located in St. James' street ,
White's is by far the most noteworthy and
aristocratic. It is older than the Bank of
England. It was really the llrst of the
great English clubs as they are known to
day. IJut it was never the resort of literary
men and wits. It U purely a social club and
Its mcmoers were chiefly noblemen and
those lenders of aristocratic government , in
cluding all of England's prime ministers
from Walpolo to Peel aud their powerful
colleagues , who shaped national measures
and controlled natural ucqulsitioa. Stcclo
clearly defined its earliest status ns
well as that of the noted "Will's" and "Gre
cian" when ho wrote in tin Tatlcr that
"all accounts of gallantry , pleasure aud en
tertainment sh'ill ' bo under the article of
White's Chocolate House , " while "Will's"
was to furnish the poetry aud the "Grecian"
the learning.
White's is still undoubtedly the most ex-
cluslvo und aristocratic club in the world.
Its windows look out upon the Corinthian
facade of the almost as aristocratic and
architecturally more stately Conservative
club , opposite on St. James' street. Its din
ners arc the most ceremonious known. All
of the old-time English formality is hero
sacredly preserved. And undoubtoJly moro
bluc-olooded Englishmen have ogled fair
ladies from its famous bow window than
from any other single place in Britain. Per
haps it has not been the scene of the most. .
dangerous gaming In England , but there is
no other purely social resort in all the world
where betting has been so constant , univer
sal and provoked on so slight pretext. Its
bolting book which could be sold for thou
sands of pounds for its noble and famous
signatures has been preserved and is still
in uso. Thousands of these registered bets
are of the most whimsical character , com
prising every conceivable difference of judg
ment on affairs of love , marriatre , intnguo
and palttics. . Hero are a few literal trans-
scriptlons with their dates :
"Ld. Lincoln bets Ld. Wlnchllsea 100
guineas to 50 guineas that the duchess
dowager of Marlbo rough docs not survive the
duchess dowager of Cleveland. Octr. yo
5 , 174 : ! . "
"Lord Montfort bets Mr. W. Fanquier 50
guineas that Lady Juxon has a child born
alive before Lady Burlclgh. Juno 8 , 174'J. "
"Mr. Balfour bets Lord Coyngham 10
guineas to 5 that Buonaparte is alive & \x \
months after the commencement of hostili
ties between England und Franco. May 14 ,
Mr. Talbot bets Mr. Charles CornowalllO
guineas that wo are at war with America
this day < six months. August 1 , 181- . "
"Lord Falmouth bets the dulco of Ilich-
moud 5 that an esquire is quulilled to kill
Bamo. February 10 , 18.J5. "
"Lord Glasgow bats Lord Bcntlnclc JC100
that Sir Kobert Peel continues llrst minister
of the crown until three years hcaco. Jan
uary 2T , 1816. "
"Lord Stanley bets Lord Bath 50 to 25
that Mr. D'lsraell does not continue to bo
chancellor of the exchequer from this day
until March 15 , 185'J.
"Lord Buth bets Lord do Lisle T that a
Jew peer takes his seat in the House of
Lords within flvo years from this date. Juno
13. 18CO. "
The political division of London clubs is
most notable with and between the Carlton
and the Reform club.s , the palatial head
quarters aud homes of the two great polit
ical parties of England. They are .both
located in Pall Mall , the windows of the ono
almost looking into those of the other ; and
entirely asldo from the Irreconcilable dis
parity of their political teachings and efforts ,
they arc equally as famous in their rivalry
as to what micht bo termed tto extrava
gance of modern club life.
The duke of Wellington was founder of
the Carlton , n llttlo over fifty years ago. It
gradually booamo the headquarters of the
landed aristocracy. Then these great cor
porate institutions of Britain , manufactur
ing and monetary , whoso interests were
identical with these of the hereditary aris
tocracy , came to have representation in it.
It is a notorious fact that moro money has
always bcon instantly available through
the Carlton club for political purposes
than through any other single party
inllucnco in Europe. Whether in or
out of power It Is the actual lighting head
quarters of the eutiro conservative or tory
party of Britain. The dignity nnd grandeur
of the Carlton are splendid. The exterior of
the building is most imposing , Massiveness -
ness , strength , simplicity and splendor speak
from the granlto walls and Hashing columns.
The interior is grand , grave , stately and itn-
Drcaslvo. "Hock-rooted" the
- structure , ap
pointments , roglmo and the very manner ,
uir , dress and language of iho habitues ,
scorn to convoy. But the splendid estab
lishment is somber and dull , ami- only dur
ing general elections or in tlmas of great
political excitement are there Hash and go
of a stirring character about the line , firm
placo. Then an onlooker is inado to know
strength that has tremendous outroachings ;
a powcr'which is mighty if often silent , und
to feel almost a thrill of admiration for the
very adamantine character of these men and
measures In England that have , by simply
clutching , holding and warding , gained so
much and so long.
The Hcform club is about sixty years old ,
Itsi rigin was tlirough tlio influence of Cobden -
den aud Bright , aud was a direct national
resK > nao to a pressing need for a Hefonn
headquarters during the intense interest
awakened by the famous bill of 1K10-U2. Its
members comprise moro London and provin
cial editors and political writers than per
haps belong to all other clubs in London.
But it has tremendous wealth and many
titles in its membership , Carte blanche
was glvon for the construction of Its buildIng -
Ing , which is at ono side of the entrance to
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia ; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years tlie Standard.
Carlton House tcrrncc , the Carlton
Inc on the opposite corner , mul for Its In
terior decoration mid appointments , No
other tendon club iwsscuu's so dlvorslflo.l a
membership la station , vocation nnd views'
but ns | It represents the concentration of nil
opposition to tor.vlMn , though It comprised at
times almost countless fnctlonnl elements ,
Its wealth , Rtrongth and pornmncncy have
bcon rotr.arkablc.
Tno bullilltiff Is in the pure Italian style ,
massive , rich and simple. The central hall ,
ojwn from lloor to ilomo , nnd surroumleil by
massively colonnaded pallorlos , Is ono of the
richest nnd most stately Interiors lu EUR-
Ifiml. A Rpleiutld slalreaso loads to the
upper gallery , which opens to the principal
apartments of the club. The colTco room
occupies the beautiful pardon front on C.irl-
ton House terrace ; ami the drawing room ,
which runs the entire length of the building ,
is Just abovo. Ono of the galleries of the
central hall Is titled with full-length por-
tr.ilts of the heroes ot Reform ; nml the
other possesses innKiilflccnt frescoes Illus
trating the nno arts , while the statuary , the
richest and most frequent in any Iiulon
club house , Immortalizes the great leaders
llko Cobilcii , IJright , Palmcrstou , Uussoll
aud Gladstone. T hare Is only ouo Just ap
pellative to use when speaking of every
feature of this great club. Thnt is m\Rnill- :
cent. Doth the Carlton and the Keform are
famous for their cuisines ami chefs , and the
Ho form Is said to have the moat famous pub
lic wtno cellar In Europo.
With the extraordinary prestige , wealth
nnd Influence of both thcso clubs , ami a
limited mcmbershiu for Instance , the Curl-
ton is limited to 1,000 , members and the KG-
form to 1-tOO ' 'overllow clubs" were a
natural sequence. With the Curlton , which
contulncs the bluest blood lu Kngland , death
vacancies are the only means of securing
entrance. Men watt from twenty to thirty
years for admission , save in cases whcro
some great Icador of the torles dies , when
his heir is usually elected to fill the vacancy.
The Junior Carlton was consequently estab
lished ns a "chnpcl of onso" for the Carlton
iMiil the National Liberal , with the same
relation to the Hoform. The former has a
membership of 'J.lO'Jnnd the latter , with its
splendid establishment overlooking the
Thames , has uocommodations for 7,01X1 mem
bers. Thcro nro also , with conservative or
tory nfllliatious , the Conservative , City Carl-
tonNational , City Conservative , St. Steph
en's Uoaconsllcld and the Constitutional ;
while among these taking the Reform as
thclrlcndcrand model nnd possessing various
phases of Ijtbcr.il sympathies , nro Brooks' ,
National Liberal , Cobdcu , City Liberal and
the Devonshire.
The Athciuuum club is the chief literary
club , If not the resort , ot London. Its hugo ,
time-worn walls and stately portico have a
somber look In the splendid Pull Mall region
whcro it stands at the park entr.meo of
Waterloo place , Just opposite the fur simmer
looking homo of the United Service club. It
occupies p.irt ot the courtyard of old Carlton
house. The architecture is of the Grecian
order , and of severe Grecian orJor at that.
The frieze Is copied from the Parthenon.
Over the Doric portico is a colossal ilgnro of
Minerva. The only cheerful things in the
ivholo place are two hugo fireplaces in the
main hull or exchange. Over these nro the
"Diana Itobiug" nnd "Venus Victrix" in
marulo. The eutiro atmosphere of the place
suggests marble and ico. It is n resort for
venerable professors , philosophers , scien
tists , antiquarians and authors out of whom
the lif'3 cheer is already well illtcrcd. The
club has the lines t library of any club in the
metropolis , and a story which Hatton tells
illustrates its value to habitues. A member
desiring reference to the fathers on some
theological point inquired of n club oflloial If
"Justin Martyr" was in the library. ' !
don't think ho is a member , sir , " the latter
politely replied , "but 1 will at once refer to
the list , sir. "
There is a large number of thoroughly en
joyable clubs In London , some of them really
famous , whicn have brought socially to
gether strictly professional people , or men
of means who are liberal patrons of the arts.
In the main their frequenters are persons
who have really accomplished something ;
men who us authors , journillsts , actors ,
artUts , singers , and oven in Uw and physic ,
are progressive , ambitious , independent ;
in fact , the genuinely cultivated gentlemen
of London , Thcso clubs do not always pos
sess palatial establishments ; entrance fees
und annual subscriptions are not equal to
ordinary incomes ; ana their cxclusivcness
does not comprise questions of bloo'l , title ,
political opinion or wo.ilth. In these. I bo-
Hove , exist in a gre.it degree these trim und
laudable principles which are the life and
preservation of genuine club association
than in all other great clubs of London com
1 refer to such clubs ns the Garrick ,
Green Itoom. Savage. Arnndel , Lvriu and
Beefsteak. The latter unique little club ,
which lias its homo over Toolo's theater ,
sprang out of the Honorable Society of Bco-
ste.iks , in the old beefsteak room of the
Lyceum theater , which still exists , and is
used by Irving for his exquisite private din
ner parties. The Beefsteak over Toolo's is
distinctive in being a "one-room" club , and
admitting no guests whatever.
The Arundel has nr > 0 to 4)9 ! members. It
was once exclusively literary and artistic.
Ambitious solicitors and amateurs are now
admitted , and while its promiscuousncss is a
bar to especial inlluenco it serves ns a sort of
necessary training school to higher club
honors , while affording many a deserving
follow a foothold und beginning at profes
sional recognition which would bo dlfiicult
in conservative London to otherwise secure.
The Lyric has a niugnllicont club housu in
Piccadilly , and with its entire appointments ,
including a largo theater and concert hull ,
Is among the ilncst buildings for this pur
pose in the world. It also has nn unnox called
the Lyric club nt Dnrncs-on-Thninca , from
which bout racing and other river fetes can
bo witnessed. The Lyric is a dramatic and
musical club with nearly li.O'JO ' members.
Perhaps 10 per cent of thcsourouctors. Lord
Londcsborough , Fred Cowcn und Sir Arthur
Sullivan are members.
The well known Savngo club , literary nnd
nrtlstli ( , which interchanges privileges with
the Lotos club of Now York , lias about 700
members , about 600 of whom uro loading
London actors who are also members of the
Green Iloom club. It had its origin twenty-
four years ngo in n public house near Drury
La no theater. Since then it has wandered
to Itnxcl'A hotel , thence to Savoy , And
finally to ' .ho Adotphl terrace , ovcrlcokln |
the Thiunc * .
The ( .Snrrlck , In Onrrlek street , Covent
garden , venerable , rich , stately , mellow and
grand , has no mcmlwrililp limitations ns to
profession. Pcrlmps no morn thnn twenty-
live nctors nro nt present among Its members ,
although all London munngers'ol nny prom
inence nro uiwn Its rolls. U undoubtedly
possesses the most v.ilu.ihlo collections of
souvenirs nnd paintings relating to the stag *
nnd its most famous representatives of anj
nssocbtlon or Institution In the world.
Indeed the Gnrrick is n perfect museum ol
nrt treasures. You cnn read Uion | Its wnlU
the cntlro history of the KnL'llsh stage ,
Harlow , Ilaymnn , Zoffncy , Do U'iltio , Cotei
nnd Dunce nro nil represented In prlccloif
examples. There nro several Hognrths ,
Though not the Inrgest , It Is the most ex >
qnlfltoly beautiful clubhouse In London )
and Us club life , genial , dlgnlllcd , almost
dreamful , is positively ideal.
The Gri'c. " Iloom club , In Hondford street ,
which had Its origin about fourteen years
ago from disagreements in the Junior Gar
rick and the Arnndol clubs , Is the real
nctors club of London , H is already ono ol
the wealthiest of the small clubs and owes
Its great success to the administration of Itl
honorary secretary , Gcorgo Dennchor , a
gentleman of miiiilo means , a genuine nrt
lover with boundless sympathies for actors
nnd their profession , Persons in all the
liberal arts nro admitted to membership ;
but no active manager can become a mcuibot
unless ho wns formerly nn nctor in good
standing. Pinero and Uird Carton , drama
tists , Furjcon , the nulhor , nml Chnrlci
Dickens , editor nnd author , and sou of tha
great novelist , nro among Its members.
"Saturday Nights" nndSaturday Ilouso
Dinners , " the latter splendidly nerved at but
II shillings and 0 pence , are the kludllost
brightest , mellowest nnd mast genial occni
stonsot our time nmongmcnof henrt nui |
brains. Gathered hero will bo found such
men ns Plnoro , Snnt Matthews. Irving , John
Hare , ItoyeoCarloton , Kendall , Paul Mcrrltt ,
Wyndham , Charles Hurtbury , Bancroft ,
Fernandez , Beorbohn Tree , Ted Gardiner
nnd Henry ilowo , the oldest nctor on the
English stngo.
Besides these nro hosts moro clubs upon
o.ich of which an entertaining article could
bo written. Americans are principally found
at the St. George. The Tr.u-ollors' , near the
Hoform , tells its purpose In its namo. Diplo
mats toast their heels at the St. James * .
Military folks nro housed nt the Senior
United Service , the Junior United Service ,
the Army nnd Navy , the Guard Club and the
Military und Navy ; while the East India
United Service club Is the homo of the na
bobs of the East India service , nnd Is fitted
up In Oriental luxury.
London clubs are substantial nnd splendid
In the main rather than "smart' und dnz-
zlinjr. Truly their distinguishing feature is
comfort. I think their hospitality to well
accredited persons from other lands Is loss
effusive than that common in American
clubs , but once oxtondo 1 it is genuine nnd
worth something to the recipient , The Eng
lish club is moro the homo of its member.
IIo is moro particular whom ho entertains.
But all else usido , London club man or
stranger never llmls moro true enjoyment
and snug , genial , nll-onveTopln ! ? comfort
than within the almost cuthodr.il quiet nnd
the honioliko warmth of the average London
ARrlonltur.il Fair Olllcliils OfTcr Uoo <
Olinncc * for 'Muroiiiitllo IMsplny.
Omaha merchants were invited , in a gen
cral way. to meet the ofllcors of the Agrl
cultural association at the Board of Trndl
rooms yesterday afternoon , but the meeting
did not result satisfactorily in the matter ol
attendance , consequently no action wai
As the plans of the Agricultural associa
tion now stand , m order to malco the desired
arrangements for special features during
the week of the fair , u coinrnjtto'i from the
association will call upon the city council ,
the Board of Trade , the Commercial club
nnd the Manufacturers and Consumers as
sociation to appoint a committee ofthrea
each to act with the Agricultural associa
tion in nn effort to muko the fair In Septem
ber an occasion long to bo remembered , anil
ono which shall stand forth us the most
successful affair of its kind over held in tha
sluto of Nebraska.
To insure the success of 'the fair , Us man
agers consider two things essential. First ,
the railroads must bo prevailed upon to offer
reduced rates. Second , the jobbers and re
tail iiiorcliuiili ! of the city should agree to
cut iirices on nil goods 10 per cent for tha
bcnclitof buyers attending the fuir. Ac
cording to the management , if thcso twa
dcsidorutions can bu secured , the rest will
be easy.
Premiums to the amount of $25,000 ar
offered , which certainly ought to secure a
largo number of entries in the racing events
and a largo display of exhibits. All that
remains to bo done is to insure a sufllclcnt
number of sldo attractions to secilro n largo
attendance on every day of the week in
stead of having the crowd on ono special1
day , as usually happens at fairs. Toward
this end the fair management has extended
the offer of premiums to anybody and every
body who desires to compete fsr them ,
thereby insuring an nttondniico from west
ern Iowa und distant portions of this state
not hitherto reached.
Farther , it will bo necessary to nrrnngo
with the hotels to offer reduced rates , nnd
to publish a list of these doing so , and to
secure , if possible , some special attractions
for the theaters during the week of the fair.
If proper Inducements uro offered many
parsons who have planned to go to tha
World's fair , nnd have not the time to do BO ,
will compromise with their pinna by coming
Not ii Pi'upiinito Cu rt
Indianapolis Journal : Mrs. Potts I will
give you something to oat if you will taka
tbh soap uud water and give your face a good
Hungry Higgins Not much. I may bo
purty hungry , but thank the Lord I aln'l
Btarvin' yot.
Moro suicide * occur in Juno thnn in any
other month nnd fewer in December.
I am the Only Dentist
of teeth for $5 , niul u < mr-
antcc u lit. Teeth taken for
out in the morning and
new ones put in the same ,
dny. Teeth filled in the
JUJST professional man
ner for 50 cents and up.
Gold crowns and bridgework NO
work u specialty.
1776. DENTIST.
IGtli and Douglas Sts.
tills Ait. Out nn < I llrlny Jt H'/t/J You ,
Omaha Loan and Trust Co
Caplfal $100,000 ; liability of Stockholders , $200.003
MHMHMMMM oa Uitakaocouutv

xml | txt