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Itt. 8 THE O FATTA "DATTjT HEES r7ffOlSTT ) AT , 189CJ.
ROUGH ON TENDER NERVES Commercial Man Hns n Queer Experience in an Omalia. Drug Store. STARTS BELLS RINGING AT EVERY TURN WitriilUK SltriiM Amionr Whenever lie Toiifliril AiijtlilMtf IIH the Itcftiitt of KIcHrle Alarum \n Xeeil for n l-'Inor Wnlkrr. There IB n well known druggist In this city conducting a business not far from the corner ot Twelfth and Dodge streets who , to the accomplishment of compounding chemicals has added that of being an expert electrician. The good naturcd "doctor" has been the victim In times past of several un scrupulous clerks niiil ho now performs his own work , the store being protected during his absence by the mysterious fluid alone. A drummer for an eastern drug house , who flatters himself that ho Is not very far behind In the race when It comes lo keeping abreast of thu times , had occasion to call upon the "doctor" a few days ago. When he arrived at the modest little shop no ono wua In sight among the polished show cases and slim-necked bottles , but , with a reassuring glance nt his handsome profile , reflected In a patent medicine sign , ho pushed "thu door open. A deep toned boll re verberated from the mysterious regions be- lilnd the prescription desk and the door , re leased from his grasp , closed with startling tciis. Now the commercial man hud participated in a little "social" with the "boys" the night before. Ills nerves wcro not of the best mid the manner In which that door closed Jarred him mightily. He glanced around to discover who turned loose the bell , but there was no one In sight. Ho Btralghtciii'd out his neck tie. started to whistle In a low tone and waited patiently for something to happen. A dark brown taste lingered In his mouth before , and a ns n remlnlscnco ot the night bottle ot lleorlre lo/.cngcrs standing In a rack on the counter caught his eye. Ilathcr by force of habit , for he had done It many times before , he lifted up the cover and was nbout to insert his fingers when something did happen. The bottle executed a double Bhuflle. waltzed to the other end ot the rack , n bell rang , and he was confronted by a sign which read : " .Vol on Your Tintype , These Cost Money. " "Well , wouldn't that scald you ? " ex claimed the startled man , under his breath. 'The old man must bo onto me. " He looked nrouiul In a sneaking sort of wuy. Just to see it any one had observed his attempted raid on the lozenge Jar , and as no one had , he liullcd himself together and dropped into a chair. A buzz as of myriads of bees started up from behind the prescription counter , and then the deep toned bell broke the silence with the measured stroke of a town clock. It pealed forth like the mournful Intonations of a country church bell , summoning the mourners to a funeral , nml showed no signs of doing anything except attending strictly to Its own business. The knight of the grip , pretty well demor alized by the troupe ot Invisible bell ringers which feemed to beset his path on every linml , relinquished his spat with alacrity. He strolled over to the door , but suddenly re membering Its peculiar attributes , shrank back before * venturing to grasp the knob. 1'osMbly the "doctor" was at home after nil , thought the visitor , so ho paused a mo- went before grappling with the exit to the street. As ho stood there a small speck ot lint which had lodged on his coat came In lor a share of his attention , and , reaching 'over ' Into a show case , lie picked up n whisk broom. It was enough. A little bell tinkled nml a sign flew up which announced : "Everything Pr c Here , Nit ! " That settled It , life exasperated man hurlct 'the unofreniTlitK broMn 16 the further cm ot the store , and with a malediction upon the head of the Ingenious owner pulled his hat down over his ears and rushed for the door. . As the hot air of the street struck his face bedlam broke loose , for the little bells tinkled , the big bell tolled and an other one down cellar , whose acquaintance ho had not yet made , chipped In. The pro prlctor appeared on the scene nt this crlt leal moment under the confirmed Imprcsslot , ho was being raided by burglars. The com merclal man , however , did not stop to ex plain things , but sped on his way up town. The king of pills is Dcccham's nceeham's A ( IIJINTKT Ot. ' TI2IIIIOUS. I.iiHt of HIP nmililo-Tiirreteil Monitor * \unrlnur Com | > 1 f Mon. The next two months will witness tin final completion ana commissioning of thi last ot the clJuble turrets ! monitors , siiy : thu Brooklyn Knglo. The Nuvy depart. incut him received word from the llrook lyii nnvy yarn tlmt lh mt-nitor 1'urttiin linrt been "tltti-il with hc-r heavy turrct and that another month's work on thl vessel will put her In shape to bo place' ' In commission. In 1SH during the administration of President Grant , Secretary of DIP Nnvy Jlobosoii , who wna strongly Impressed with the need for nn clllcUuit navy , doolded to Increase ( ho naval ferro by the addition of live monitors. Ileallj-.lng the dllllculty of netting the consent of congre.-s to the np- 'Iiroiirliitlon of n sulllclein sum or money to milld thu vcsMC'In , he directed the chief niivnl constructor to commence the work nt oncu and to usu the Hindu sot aside for repair work for this purpose. Accord ingly In 1S74 the keels wcro laid for the Amphltrlto , Mlantonomoh , Monadnock , Puritan and Terror. For two yonra the work on tht'se vcsnols progressed , until on Jliirrh . 1S77 , when Secretary of the Nnvy Thompson , who ouccocilpil Iolu > t < oi. de- c.lnred that tlu > construction of the moni tors without the consent of congress was not legal ami be immediately stopped the walk. This was the first setback that the vessels received mid their history from that time up to the date of completion \ one continual succession of delays , Interrup tions and suspensions. For a number of years congress mfus < > d to sanction tbolr completion by appropriations nml the hulks remained nn thu stocks until l.Sf. . when the pcoplo began to lake Interest and lo inniilfciit prlilo in America's nnval licet. In tlmt yenr congress made n small appropriation to 10- BiiniQ the work and during the next two ycaia the sum of W,17tiiUG was made avail able by congress for Ibo comple tion or the monitors. Contracts for the work writ ! Blvcn out to shipbuilders , but whc-n 'William H. Chandler assumed Ilia portfolio of the > Navy department lie took the Vf-pscls from Urn private contractors and pluco'4 them under government super vision ut the various nnvy yards. The work on thu monitor * wan pushed with morn or IOKS vUur : and In 1S'.U tlio Mlun- tonomoh ws'H ' completed and | ilnc.vd In commission , The Amphltrito wont Into rommlPHlon In April of last year mid HID Monndnnok also went Into ucrvlcu nils spring at the Miiru Island navy yard. The Terror wits completed ami placed In cnm- mlsslon n few wtek aau ni the Hrooklyn nnvy yard. Thcia la very little nbout the monitors tin they now are tlmt nvumliln the original jilnns of IS74 , At that time there wcie no iireech-lort'llni ' ; guns , and the placing of thu baltrtles wus different fiom that now iu vouuc- , The di'xlKiis for thu machinery , upper decks and In fnct all the Important features of the VONMPH | have bctn changed mid modernised. In u desperate misnire- mout tlirao monitors would probably ren tier moro effective servlcu limn miy type of wur vessel nlloitt. They nru built on HIICH that make them cnpaldo of receiving nn Immense amount of punishment. Their low hulls and narrow decks prcsput but n Mrmll target for the enemy , nml the portion of the vcfsets tlmt Is exposed IK contMiurttd MI n to dcflec.t the F tints. They nro osjic- clnlly ndnnted for harbor defense , and on * of them , It Is the boast anchored In the liarbor of New York would l > a nblo to with- Htnnd the combined attack of any two cruisers or battleships afloat. Admiral Jcwctt wa.s the xpeclnl clminpli'n nt llio monitor typo of war vessel , and he bus boasted on ninny occasions tlmt h * would take the rurllan to sea and whip anything that ilaied to coma In ( .fclu. Tlio t'lirllan. which In of Hie mime type its the Amnlillrlte , Mlantonoinoli. Mound. nock nml Terror , Is technically dcnerlbt > d UN nn Iron low frouboavU const defense monitor. Hhc la I he In now t of the qulntot. bvlng 2S1 > feet In loneth. with a brcndih of filxty feet mill n menu druft of eighteen feet. The olliorn of this clut-s arc 2M feet in length unil lUty-llvc feet In brenilth. The I'uillan tins n dlvplactnipnt of 6.M tons , which la l.iXK ) Inim mine limit llm dUnlncumvlit of her .sister monitor * Tl > c iniilii battery of the 1'mltun consist * o ( four twelve loch breccli-l adlng tuns' nnd ulx four-liifli rapid lira Kim * H < r necoiul. ury battery U nmd ip : of m.v clx-pounder rnplil flro gnna and two Hole iU s rcvuv- ) I UK cannon Clio In cquiiretl with twin ECTCW englnex < uul IK i iralile of a * pv < - def of tw lw knot * un hour. insTonv or TIIK OVKH noon. ttvolvcil from the CoiTee Hondo In Ihe tllil llttrUlnulinni Thenter. After n struggle for existence that has continued from Ita very Inception the Open Door practically closed Its doors on last Saturday , the clfiht anniversary of Its origin. It tiled because there was no money In the treasury upon which It could subsist , nnd no good Samaritans could bo found to sub scribe enough to keep It running. "If the wealthy churches of the city which arc supposed to work for sinners had sub scribed only $20 a year each for the Institu tion , It would now bo running , " says Mrs. O. W. Clark , who has been superintendent of the Institution since It opened. She re signed her position at a meeting of the hoard of directors last Friday because she found herself continually called upon lo support the Institution and was drawing no salary. The directors thereupon decided at once to close the doors. The Open Iloor was started In those days when Omaha wns on. the bourn nnd was ap parently fnr more wicked than It Is today. It wan Inaugurated by Mrs. Clark and the Women's Christian Temperance union. It grew out of the tcry evident necessity ot furnishing some home for thu unfortunate girls who saw nothing but self-destruction or u life of shame staring them In the face. It Is considerably more than eight years go since the old llucklngham was In nil Its ory ns n variety hall , dancing hull and sa- on , nt Twelfth and DudRO strcts. In the members of tbo AVonmn's Christian ompernnco union considered that they saw moat fitting silo for the establishment of stronghold in their fight against sin. They onsetjucntly obtained possession ot It and ransformed It Into a mission. The variety nd dancing halt became n sacred aiidlln- uni , the saloon a coffee and lunch room and 10 other parts of the house were fitted up Ith beds. Mrs. Clark wns connected with this cstab- shment. Shu was nt that time chairman f the department to reform Intemperate nd unfortunate women. She Is now called 10 state superintendent of nodal purity , hlch mentis the same thing. While at the hotel she was called upon o assist many unfortunate young girls , and ten the Idea of the Open Door grew In her rain. She broached the scheme to the mpcranco union and the members nt once o k It up. They authorized Mrs. Clark to ring the matter before the legislature In 10 hope that It would make an approprla- on to start such an Institution. In the icaiitlme It wan determined to open a homo nd put Mrs. Clark In charge. A place as secured at a rent of $10 a month. There as only $20 In the treasury of the union. Irs. Clurk gave the necessary $20. and tbo pen Door was opened on August IK , 1SSS , on apltol avenue , between Twenty-sixth and wcnty-scventh streets. At the next session of the legislature Mrs. lark appeared before that body. She orkeil successfully and $15,000 was appro- rlatod for the Institution. Her success did ot go ns far ns she desired. She wanted ic Institution In Omaha , but it was finally cated at Mllford. It is thcic now. It In a sense restrictive , as only girls who avc been residents of Nebraska six months nd who promise to remain a year are ad- ilttcd. H was expected that as soon as the home as established the Open Door would close , ut It was found that there was need of it'll an Institution In Omaha. It was there- ore kept open. It remained near Twenty- xth street and Capitol avenue for awhile , as thpn removed to North Twentieth street jiposltc the Coliseum , then to Sixteenth and ociist streets , and then to 2015 Pinkney treet , where It has been during the last ear. For four years nnd nine months after It as established the Open Door remained nder the auspices of the Woman's Christian cmperance union. Then the women who ore the burden of running It seceded. They ctcrmlned to run' the Institution under a oard of trustees , and It was done. The resent board consists ot Kev. Hclllngs , resident ; Mrs. Frances Ford , vice prcsl- cnt ; D. Herring , corresponding secretary ; : ev. John Williams , treasurer ; trustees , Its. Ella W. I'cttle , .Mrs , Watson fi. Smith , Irs. 0. N. Clark , Ifabbl Franklin , Ilev. Inwkes and Mr. MeGulre. The Institution was run by subscriptions nd these have not been forthcoming In uinclent amounts for some time. According o n recent report from Mrs. Clark she has ut Into the Institution over $3,500 of her wn money and has received only $850 salary Ince the institution ot the home. This , to- ether with the fnct that many people be loved that the Inrtltiitlon was an Incentive o vice , Induced Mrs. Clark to resign. During Its life the home lias cared and ound homes for 1.000 girls and 333 babies , t has saved a majority of the former from Ives of sin ; it has prevented many from tilling themselves , for from the person of nany nn unfortunate girl has the matron aken n package of poison , a dagger or n evolvcr. Many former Inmates are now tapplly married and the big majority nre ending happy nnd respectable lives. The jables have been put In comfortable homes. When It war decided to close the home Ix gills were In It , Four of these have let-n placed In proper surroundings nnd the ither two will bo removed before the first ot next month. No ( ox from OUii1io.ll. OKOBOJI. In. , AUK. U.-To the Kclltor of The Hce : Mr. J. W. McCuno spent a few diiya on Omaha bench last week. Miss Suru Mnromber Is visiting on Gllley's lioach , her uncle. H.V. . Mticomber , from Carroll , In. , having Just completed a line cottage there. The members of Camp Kvcr-ltcst , Wag ner. Ttikoy nnd Collctt. will return home Wednesday , the Iflth. The boyx have been camping on Omaha beach the last month nnd seemingly have had a srcnt time. Omaha beach will have a very deserted look after the last of this woolc. The mom- born of Ak-Snr-Hon lodpc. Mr. nnd JJr . C. \\nlleriiiiil family , .Mr. nnd Mrs. Urnd D. Slaughter and family , Mrs. O. N. Daven port and daughter , Mrs. J. W. McCuno and dnUKhtcr , Jessie , and Miss Gertrude .Ma- comber leave Tuesday evening , after a Blx wei'kH1 stay. Mr. nnd airs. A. W. Clarke and daughter also leave Tuesday. To CleiiiiNe. Hie System Effectually , yet gently , when costive or bilious , or when the blood Is Impure or sluggish , to permanently overcome habitual constipation , to awaken the kidneys and liver to n healthy activity without Irritat ing or weakening them , to dispel heatJaches colds 01 fevers , use Syrup of Figs. ' I.IMV It III Il Tuesdays , August IS , September 1 , 15 and 29 , October 0 nud 20. The Missouri Pacific will sell round trip tickets to points south nnd west on above dates. Stopovers al lowed on the going Journey. For further Information , laud folders , phamphlets. ad dress TIIOS. F , GODFUBV , J. 0. PHIM.II'PI , p. & T. A. A. R. F. & P. A. Oinces , N. E , Cor. 13th nnd Farnam , Omaha , Neb , Xoiv IM Your Chance * , Low rntes every day to Denver , Colorado Spring * , Salt Lake City and other Colorado and Utah points. Exceptionally low rotes to Utah and Idaho points almost every week via the UNION PACIFIC. For particulars call at city ticket office , JS02 FAIINAM STIIEUT. It TiiK-pN T vo I.lniHcil TrnhiN Kvcry day to accommodate eastern travel via "Northwestern Mne. " The "Overland" at 4,45 p. m Into Chicago 7:45 : next mornIng - Ing , and the "Omaha-Chicago Special" 6:30 : Into Chicago 9:30 : next morning , City oUlcc , HOI Farnnw street , To IlnnioNCcki'i'M ( I nil l.ninl Iluj'crH You should ceo the bountiful crops up the Klkhorn Valley and on the Fremont. Elkliorn & Missouri Valley It. H. In Nebraska. Half rate * from Oiualm Augiut 24th , good for icturn passugo until nnd Including August 30th. Tbla U your opportunity to ECO Ne braska. Civil Srrvlno The local Hoard of Civil Service Commls hloncrs will hold nn examination on Satur day. September lf . for applicants for clerk 5ilps. Kiiugcrs , storekeepers nnd messcn jfrK In the Internal revonuu service , Ttit uppltcunts for cltrUs must bu IS years o nga or over , and for the other positions 2 year * or over. Theories of euro may be duscuEsed al length by physicians , but the burterers wani quick relict ; and Ono Mlnuto Cough Cure will elve It to them. A EQfo cure for chil dren. u In "thu only iiarmlm remedy thai products JaiuifJIate result * . " ARE BOUND TO HAVE A LAKE Nothing Less Will Satisfy the Ambition of the Bouthsidors. NO LITTLE AFFAIR WILL SETTLE THE BILL Three TlniiN Umlcr IJInetixnloii , One of IVIiluh liiviilveN DUertliiK the Cliniiiiot of the Mix- HOiirl Hlvcr. The residents of tlic soiitlicnstorn part of tlio city who constitute the Southsldc linproveincnt club arc lying uwako nights IryliiK to ilcvlso schemes to Increase the popularity of their beloved lllvcrvlew park. Thcro arc ninny fertile brnlns amoiiK the aforesaid member ! ) and schemes nrc Imtchotl with tlie greatest ease. These energetic people Imvo already succeeded In bringing their park prominently before the public and have made It the Mecca of thousands of people every Sunday and even on week days. They have Induced the street railway company to extend one of Its lines almost to the main gateway and have secured Improvements which make the park one of the most pleasant spots In this sec tion. tion.Tho The latest scheme has for Us object the providing of a lake which shall bo move than a mere ornament. The park Is already provided with nn artesian well 1,010 feet In depth , which has a flow of water six Inches In diameter and has developed force enough to throw the sticam to a height of thirty feet above the ground. This 1m- m en so supply of water has been utilized to feed a small lake formed by building an embankment across n convenient ra vine. It has developed , however , that the bottom of this ravine Is directly over a sandbank and the water seeps through the slight surface covering and keeps the water at a very low level In the lake. It has been found that large holes arc made In the bottom by the escaping water and these Imvo been filled In with clay , tamped down. It Is thought that this method will eventu ally remedy the difficulty and give a lake which will bo about ten feet In depth at the deepest point. The vaulting ambition ot the south- sldcrs will not be satisfied with a small lake such as the one now under treatment , and all kinds of plans have been sug gested and discussed. 1'ark Commissioner Urdfleld , a resident of the south slda and nn admirer of Hlvervlew park , has n plan whereby the present lake may be greatly Increased in size and made a very orna mental body of clear water. Ills Idea con templates raising the embankment which forms one end of the lake. Ho would make It twenty feet higher than It Is at present. This would give a lake fully thirty feet In depth at the deepest points , with an area of about thirty acres , running north as far as the entrance to the park. This would almost completely fill the space be tween the two hills now enclosing the lake and would make a body of water largo enough for many row boats , REQUIRES ANOTHER WEM-i. It would be necessary to drill another artesian well In order to supply a lake of this size , but such a move would now be divested of the element of uncertainty which surrounded the drilling of the first well. Mr. Redfleld says this work could all be done with the expenditure of not to exceed 52,000. The resulting lake , he says , would beef of clear , beautiful water , and would make the most beautiful spot In this section of the country. Mr. Redfielit is enthusiastic over this plan , and thinks It entirely prac ticable and within the means of the park board. The plan has many warm support ers among the members of the Southsldc Im provement club , and It will be rather sur prising if the matter Is not brought promi nently before the proper authorities In the near future. Some of the more visionary ot the south side residents , however , regard the plan out lined above as entirely too Insignificant to meet their views of what the south side mist have in the way of a public resort. They want a lake big enough to float steam boats and make their favorite park a place o be sought by all the people for hundreds of nlles. Nothing less than a large body of water , with a sandy beach , boats of all \inds , and all of the other belongings of a well regulated summer resort will satisfy : he cravings of these people. And they liave a plan for providing all of these luxu ries at a cost which will bo Insignificant compared with the benefits to bo gained. They propose to divert the channel of the river and make a lake ten miles long and learly two miles In width. The river makes u great bend almost opposite Rlverview ? arh , describing n curve almost ten miles In length , the river doubling back on Its course much In the same way Cut-Off lake was created In the north part of the city. The plan for a lake Involves starting n channel across the narrow neck of land at the ends of the curve and letting the river cut a new channel , making a lake of what Is now the river. This would Involve no mare expense than the acquiring of the land necessary for the new channel , as the cosl of making the cut-off would bo merely nomi nal. It would only be necessary to dig a ditch for a starter and the river would do the rest. rest.WOULD WOULD FLOAT STEAMBOATS. The advocates of this plan argue that this would give a lake on which large -steamboats might be floated and that the cost of mak ing the spot one of the most attractive In this whole section of country would be In significant. All of the accompaniments o a first-class summer resort might bo pro vldcd at little cost and , land being very cheap In that vicinity , they say that many of the residents of Omaha and the neighborIng - Ing country would erect summer cottages along the sliorcs of the lake. They lay par ticular stress upon the fact that the lake nm park would bo within two miles of the post- olllco and that It could easily bo made the most accessible of any of the public parks as the street railway lines on Thirteenth Tenth and Sixth streets are now cither within a very few blocks of the park or 01 streets which have been graded with the viewof extending these lines to the very entrance of the park. There la still another plan for getting a lake advocated by sonui of the southslders Years ago the bottom lands opposite River view park , lying between the park and the river , were covered with water , forming a largo lake which was known as Harchvooi lake. Many of the residents of Omaha twenty years ago have distinct recollections of hunting and fishing trips on this lake which was of considerable extent and depth During recent years the land covered by the lake lias been reclaimed and the wate drained oft Into the river. For several year after this was done the land would be over flowed whenever the river was high am ditches were constructed to drain this watc off. Some of the southsldcrs have a plan fo dredging this old lake bed and turning the water from the rlvei' Into It , making a lake of considerable size , This would bring the lake very close to the present line of th park , just across the tracks of the Hurling ton railroad. All three of tlicso plans have ardent sup porters and each Is being enthusiastically urged. The nearness of the park to the cen ter of town , being just two miles , its acccs slbillty and the natural beauty of the spo are urged as unanswerable arguments In favor of expending the small amount o money which would be required to carry nn ono of these plans to completion. The south aiders are leaving no stone unturned to keep ( heir park constantly before the public an It will be surprising U their efforts to ob lulu a beautiful lake are not successful. If I'eKtoriMl liny anil Xl lil With nervousness , take Hosteller's Stomacl Hitters , which Invigorates and trunqulllzc the nervous system. The basis of recovery I a reform In errors ot digestion. The eplgas trie nerve and brain are united in tb closest bond of sympathy , BO that dyspeptl symptoms In the gastric region are ahvay accompanied by hurtful reflex nervous action Itoth are remedied by tbo bitters , whlc also cures malaria , biliousness , rheumatlsi and kidney trouble. Jllnl UlKllI The Burlington's "Vestlbuletl Flyer. Leaves Omaha at 5:00 : p. in. Neither to early nor too late Just right. Arrives Chicago 8:20 : a. in. neither to late nor too early just right. Tickets * t 1002 Farnam street. Fiunnr uir.ii PI.ACHS. Hlsrh Diver TnUtmnif < he M Which lit * Ux Many of the people nho have been thrilled nightly by the perilous leaps ot the high divers at the Chat-Ids Street park during the past fortnight , ibaTr wondered how such long dives may be accomplished without accident. During the exhibition given by the Dr. Carver show these < n < pmtlc feats were the crowning events and 'like all other good things I were rcsonriM ifor the last on the program. | When ! Mb srg. Clark and Ryd- berg | nt each performance started to climb 10 stairs leading to the plnaclo of the Ighty-foot tower , there were very few pco- lo In the audience who watched them cx- ept with bated breath. When they came o the surface of the little pool t Its foot , general sigh of relief followed the accom- llshmcnt of an act which but few people vould care to attempt. That the nightly xhlbltlon is accompanied by great danger o the lives of the men. Is amply attested y the fact that many of them die violent caths as a result of their vocation. The : aso ot Prof. Neubeiimarth , who gave cx- ilbltlons nt Cortland Beach a few seasons igo is n fair sample , and his death at San "ranclsco last season Is still fresh in the ilnds of his professional friends. Neubcnmarth was ono ot the most In- repld divers that over performed In public. Vhlle playing an engagement at Golden ( laic ark ho one evening made a wager with omo friends that ho could break the rcc- rd on high diving. The highest point at- alned at that time was something less than 00 feet. Under his directions a tower 112 eet high was erected and In the presence f a large crowd he attempted to make oed his boast. A strong wind was blowing it the time and In making the descent he 3st control of his movements , and struck lie water with terrific force , squarely on ils back. He was Instantly killed. I'hyslclans who afterward examined him tated that many of the large blood vessels f his body were ruptured , and. In addition o this , It was found that a gash nearly n oot In length had been made along the pine , duo to the terrible blow of the water , NEW MAN AT THE BUSINESS. George Clark , the younger of the two nen who performed In this city , is a com- > aratlvely new hand nt the business. He ias lived the greater portion of his cx- stcnco on Lake Michigan , In thu vicinity f Chicago , and took to the water before iscardlng his pinafores. From being the eadcr among his comrades in everything vhlch pertained to swimming , he was at ength , nt the age of 18 , appointed ns shore guard nt Manhattan Hcacli , a pleasure re- ort n short distance out ot Chicago. Karly n the spring of 1SS3 the beach manage- ncnt secured Ous Rdyberg to make a series if leaps from a tower erected In the lake , ind Clark , not wishing to lose his reputa- lon In the estimation ot his comrades , be gan practicing high dives from a discarded ) IIe driver stranded on the shore. He found after a few trials that ordinary jumps of rom twenty-live to thirty feet , striking he water feet first , were easy , and then he gradually increased the distance until a iclght of sixty feet had been reached. This vas the distance also accomplished by Ryd- icrg , he , however , terminating the descent > y a head-first plunge. Uy dint of constant rsctice Clarke at IcngHi mastered the kncclc jf turning In tliecalr , and then gave exhi bitions nightly from the tower used by bis professional friend. The sensation experienced In diving from a groit height is a most peculiar one , " said Mr. Clark. "Tho air rushes past a person's cars like the howling of a gale. Tbo fnccs ot the audience are dim and form only a ) lur in the grandstand , while the electric Ights flash by like meteors. The time consumed In making the descent Is only a raction of three seconds , but it secmii a nuch longer period. At the initial point ot he leap , from the top ot the tower , various tactics arc employed by the different per formers. It Is my custom , upon taking a. position at the edge at It to lean forward until I apparently. . lees < 3i , uiy ( , , Balance and topple over 'In the air. This , Is nartljf an optical Illusion , for my feet have left the platform before I start to make the turn n the air necessary to touch the water head flrst. flrst.MAKE THREE TURNS turns made dur- "There are three separate ng the descent , and these are accomplished by means ot the hands , which are held out from the body , acting upon the atmosphere Ike the wings of a bird. When about fifteen feet from the water the last twist of the body s made and then with the hands shielding the face the plunge is taken. It la a singular fact that a person diving from only a few feet above the surface will go deeper than ono diving from a great distance , but this is probably explained by the increased re sistance encountered by a rapidly moving object In the water. "The tank used In our exhibitions Is only ten feet deep , yet wo rarely go to a depth of over four feet. A quick turn In the water s all that Is necessary in order to stop tno momentum acquired during the descent , and a circle of only a short distance Is sufficient to bring the diver to a standstill. One of Lho great essentials to a successful dive Is regldlty of the body while shooting through the nlr. Let a person waver even the small est particle and he loses control of himself and Is lost. There Is no rule which can be laid down to accomplish the turn while In mid air. It becomes an Instinct with the high diver acquired from practice at vari ous distances until It Is performed uncon sciously. To me diving is ono of the most exhlleratlng exercises , but the shock to the performer after many years in the business becomes a severe ono. Old performers have told mo that they mount the tower each night with distrust and dread and that each repetition of the act only Intensifies It. When persons reach this stage In the bus iness It would be far better that they aban doned It , for unless the performer lias full confidence In himself bis leaps are sure to end in a fatality. " LAST OF Til 13 I'AHIC COXCI3UTS. AttrnetM n I.nrise Oroivil < o tinFnvor - Kf KfHCtrt of the SoullixlilrrM. All of the street cars on the lines leading to Hlvorvlow park were loaded to the guards yesterday afternoon and all of the stieets entering that popular resort were lined with carriages , bicyclists and people on foot. The cause of the gathering was duo to the fact that In a shady spot on ono of the hillsides the last band concert of the season Wfl S K 1 V 6 11 * During the day the park was visited by thousands of people , many of whom went early In the morning , took along their fam ilies and lunch baskets and remained until evening. The yoiragmnan and his best girl were there and they appeared to enjoy the cool breezes and tbd soft music as much as did other people.'iiotwlthstandlng the fact that they were somewhat clannish when others tried to mix up with them and be sociable. Yesterday's coneerti at Rlvcrvlew was given by the AnclentlOrder of United Work men band and was > one of the best that the southslders have listened to this year , The Hotel Dellonewhich has Just been opened. Is doing a nice business at the pop ular prices , J2. $2.50aun $3,00. Tlio Ilui-IInK " " ' " Hem n In the way of reduced rates : Hot Springs , S. D , Half rates August 28. Hot Springs , S. DJ llult rates , plus J2.00 August 24. Colorado , Utah. Yixna. etc. Half rates , plus J2.00 August 18 [ September 1. Denver Half rates , plus J2.00 , round trip August 24. All points In Nebraska One fare for round trip August 26. Milwaukee , WU.r-fU.75 for round trip- August 23 , 24. Call at ticket office. 1502 Farnam street , and get full Information. J. H , Reynolds , city passenger agent. _ Six Thirty r. 31. Train. ot the CHICAGO MILWAUKEE ST. I'AUL HV. Beat service ELECTRIC LIGHTS. Dining car. City office , 1601 Farnam. IMKII. BOWERS Frank It. , used 4 ycora , son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Bowers , formerly of Omaha , at Minneapolis , August 11. Uurlal at Olney , 1U. SI ATE FAIR TRAIN SERVICE Schedules on All of the Rends but One Are Now Prepared , WILL BE MUCH BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE All the ItnllronilM Untcrliitr Oniiilin v I'ri'liuriitloiiH lo Iliiiullc tlio CrotvilM ICiilltvny NIMVN unit Cimilti. \Vhllc , the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ion ! are pre- mrtng their splendid floats that promise to cllght the crowds that will throng the treets of Omaha during state fair week , nd while the merchants of the city are ilannlng for appropriate decorations of liolr buildings , the railroad men arc taking hand In the preliminary arrangements liemsclvcs. The railroads entering Omaha re doing more than ever before to Insure lie success of the greatest state fair ever eld In Nebraska. They expect to carry nany moro visitors to the fair than ever itfore. For the past fortnight thu roads avc been busily engaged In Hooding No- iraska and lown with literature descriptive t the sights and scenes of thu week. Every oad has had a special agent nt work along ts line distributing circulars and fnnry 'nrds ' , nnd their work will end only when he gntcs of the fair have ben finally loscil. Following the work of advertising done by he passenger departments of the roads onies tlmt of arranging for special train crvloe by the operating departments. Tills s a task of no mcun proportions and Is ccclvlnc much attention. The schedules re nbout complete and show that the train crvlcc will be much butter than It was last car. The railroads operating between 3maha and the fair grounds have so 1m- rovcd their service tlmt they expect to .lake . deep inroads Into the trafllc of the trcet cars. The Union Pacific has expended con- Idcrablu money In building a separate track t Summit that will prevent what was lust car n most vexatious delay. The road will his year run its trains from Council II hi Us nd Omaha direct to the fair grounds ivlthout stops at South Omaha or other tatlons. A line of track of about 1,000 Vet In length has been laid so ns to nvold he run Into South Omaha. Last year the acklng In and out of South Omaha and he delay occasioned thereby was n moat llsagrceable part of the trip to the fair , ls will be noticeably absent this year , and he service from South Omaha to the fair grounds will be entirely distinct and cparate from the Council Uluffs and Omaha .crvlcc. . The time from Council HIufTs to he fair grounds will be forty minutes ; from he Union depot In this city the time will : > o but twenty minutes ; from South Omaha he ( line will bo fifteen minutes. The Union 'aclflc will place seven engines nnd seven till crews of the oldest and best employes af the company In service for this work. . 'Ifty coaches nro being trimmed up for the occasion , nnd there will be plenty moro on hand If needed. In every way the service if last year will be nt least doubled. The schedule has been the work of several days and was announced Friday morning. Trains will leave Omaha at 7 , S and 0 o'clock a. in. From then on trains will leave the Union depot every thirty minutes until 7 o'clock ] i. in. Returning , trains will leave he fair grounds at 7:35 : , S:30 : and 9:50 : o'clock a. m. From theu on trains will be run into ho city every half hour until 7:50 : p. m. There will be additional train service be tween South Omaha and the fair grounds. Trains will leave South Omaha at 9 , 10 and 11 o'clock a. m. , 12 o'clock m. , and 1 and 2 o'clock p. m. Returning the South Omah.i r.iins will leave the fair grounds nt 9:35 : , 10:4'0. : 11:40 : o'clock n. m. . and 12:40. : 1:40 , 4:40 : , 5:40 : , 0:10 : and 7:40 o'clock p. m. From Council Dluffs , beginning at 8:40 : o'clock a. m. and continuing until 7:10 : p. m. , trains will be run to the fair grounds every hour. Returning , commencing nt 9:15 : a. m. and until 8:15 : p. m. , trains will leave Omalm for louucll Blnils every hour. The Elkliorn has made connections with the Union Pacific at Summit , and the special state fair trains on the former road will be run directly to nnd from the grounds. Ueg- ulnr passenger trains will be run on the present schedule to and from Webster street station. The Hurllngton's service from points In the state Is such that but few changes have to be made for state fair week. Trains from Nebraska points will be run directly into the fair grounds. Connections with the Missouri Pacific , whose track runs Into the grounds , will bo made. From Septem ber 1 to 3 Inclusive trains No. 4 nnd No. 92 will Imvo through coaches to the fnlr grounds. Regular trains from points east of Omaha will land passengers nt the union depot. Through conches wfll leave the fnlr grounds in tlmo to connect with trains No. 3 and No. 11 , westbound. September 1 to 3 Inclusive. Train No. 4 arrives In Omalm nt 9:35 : n. in. and No. 92 arrives at Omaha , nnd Its connecting train nt the fair grounds , nt 11:30 : a. m. Train No. 3 will leave Omalm nnd the fair grounds nt 4:35. : and No. 11 at 7:05 : p. m. On Ak-Sar-len ) day. September 3 , the Ilurllngton will run a special train westbound at 10:30 : p. in. as far as Lincoln. At 10:40 : p. in. an eastbound - bound train will leave lor Creston , la. , and Intermediate points. These trains will enable - j able thousands to remain during the even ing nnd enjoy the parade of the famous knights , returning to their homes the same evening. The Missouri Pacific will run trains from the Webster street station every thirty minutes during fair week. The schedule Is not yet complete. The run to the fail- grounds , including several suburban stops , will bo made In thirty minutes. All the. railroads entering Omaha will run special trains from adjoining territory Into Omalia every day while the fair Is open. The Union Pacific 1ms given the necessary ten days' notice of Its Intention to put In the $5 blanket rate from Nebraska points to the state fair. Attached to tlicso tickets there will be a coupon of admission to the fair grounds , for which 50 cents will bo charged. These tickets will bo on rale September 1 and 2 , with the final limit September 6. This means that enyono living along the line of the Union Pacific In Nebraska can attend the fair nnd return homo for nt least $5.50 , Mcanwhllo the Iowa lines nro working hnrd with their general ofllcera to have an extension of 100 miles made to the territory In which tickets may bo sold nt oiie-fnro rates , Under the present arrangement these tickets may bo sold within a radius of 100 miles of Omaha. The Omaha representatlveo ot these lines desire that the radius may be lengthened to 200 miles , so that a number of important points In Iowa may bo In cluded. It Is altogether probable that favorable action on this rcijncat will bo obtained , _ Drive out the Impurities from your blona with Hood's Sarsaparllla and thus avoid tliut tlrod , languid feeling and even serious 111- n B3. Teeth Filled 5GO aud up. Gold Crowns and Bridge Work. Dee Au 14 'N. , ; ; . , . Look these up. The values we are offering just now , arc not of the "big cry and little wool" kind. Such as many stores try to draw a crowd with * We don't want crowds. Mave'nt enough of any one thing left to serve a fair sized crowd anyway , and that's exactly why wo arc giving values which arc ex ceptional , even for this time of the year. In Gent's Furnishings we arc closing out odds and ends and small quantities of Fine Balbriggan Underwear 750 value , at 350 and 450 two kinds. Also a fair supply of the Men's Fancy Madras Washable Neckties at 5c each instead of ten. And then the brcalc in Men's Sweaters is worth looking up. 500 for a sweater that would cost us 750 to duplicate , and you a dollar or more. Up stairs you can pick up a straw hat for 450 that is just as good a hat as goc would buy in May or June , and you're in luck if you find your size. On the same iloor little duck pants for little ducks of lads at toe a fair. Look these little things up. It's worth your while. CATALOGUE READY AUG. 15 SEND YOUR NAME Do You Want to Know ? All About Politics in the State of New York ? If you would keep posted on every turn the enc'iny is inakiii" ' . . . . I ; : FOR A straight out Republican newspaper , with the largest circulation of any daily newspaper between Chicago and New York. With trained and experienced correspondents in over 4.50 Towns in New York , Pennsylvania and Ohio , the concensus of political opinions as expressed by leaders in their respective localities are printed daily in this newspaper. REMEMBER ; New York is going to give McKinley and Hobart a majority of 250,000. THE NEWS will be mailed to you Daily and Sunday , for three months , for One Dollar. THE BUFFALO EVENING NEWS , 11UFFAU ) , N. Y. n- A NEW AFRICAN STORY. & It Began August 2d and Will Eun 12 Weeks. TN this story Mr. Haggard relates the terrible experi- Jences of the Reverend Thomas Owen , who , persuaded that Faith , if strong enough , could accomplish all things even to the performance of miracles , gave tip a comfort * able living in the Church of England to practice his preaching among the Children of Hre. He went knowing that this savage African tribe , tinder the spell of the Wizard Hokosa , had put to death the last " White Messenger" because he could not prove his religion by raising from the dead his companion whom they had slain before his very eyes. This he learned through a third missionary whom they sent b ack to hispeople with this message : "Tell them that having proved you to be liars they dealt with you as all honest men seek that all liars should be dealt with. Tell them that they desire to hear more of this matter , and if one can be sent to them I \vho has no false tongue , who in all things fulfills the promises of his lips , that they will barken to him and treat him well ; but that for such as you they keep a " ' ' spear. - - It was this challenge that the Reverend Thomas Owen accepted ; and in this serial is told the wonderful story of his single-handed conflict with the Children ot Fire and his almost miraculous success in baflling their prophets and confounling their Wizardry converting first the king and then the great body of his people ; among others his son and rightful heir to the throne. THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.