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f. ' THE SUNDAY BEE.
COUNCIL BLUFFS
OFFICE , WO. 12 , PEARL STREET.
Delivered by carrier in f cr jinn of tlio city nt
twenty cent * per week.
Manager.
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HIQIIT EDITOH No. 21
MINUIt MI3NT10N.
N. Y. Plumbing Co.
Hotter , tailor. Fall goods choap.
II. Friedman's opening Monday night.
For nn elegant wedding present see
Cliaoman's now line of pictures.
Artists will bo Interested In W. W.
Clmunmn'H nccii | : ) announcement.
The Ulenwood people uro to have nn
address by Governor Larrabco to
morrow.
Ladies , sec combined writing desk and
sewing machine. Domestic olllce , 105
Main street.
Tlio funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph
Trerst's baby took place yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clocic.
A paper is being circulated for the re
lief of John Horton , who Is very low
with consumption.
A bewildering display of millinery
novelties at 11 , rricdnmim's annual tall
opening Monday night.
Ozro C. Gaston , Ked Willow county ,
Neb. , nnd Mny A. Fetter of tins county ,
have been licensed to wed.
Permit to mnrry was given yesterday
to A. U. Klnjrsbury , of Douglas county ,
nnd Currio Wtilkcr , of Polk county.
Tlio funeral of Mr. and Mrs. li. Rush's '
baby took place yesterday afternoon from
their residence on north Sixth street.
Have you a picture to frame ? Save
onc-tifti : of your money by accepting .
W. Chapman's oiler , made clcsowhcrc.
DTho plumbing is about completed at
the city jail , and work will bo 09111-
moncod Monday putting in the ilagging.
Council 1)1 ) nil's will bo represented nt
the annual convention of the Y. M. C. A.
of Iowa , to bo hold nt Sioux Uity , October
10-23.
In the district court yesterday Judgu
Dccmcr was still listening to evidence in
the case of Crittonden ngtunst Armour ,
Unrbeo & Co.
11. Friedman. No. 409 Broadway. An
nual fall opening. Monday night. Great
est display of French pattern bonnets
and fine millinery.
-'Squire Harriett tied the matrimonial
knot yesterday for A. 1) . Kingsbury , of
Douglas county , Neb. , and Currio
Walker , of Polk county , Iowa.
The funeral of the infant son of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Gcorgo Parker was held yester
day morning from the family residence ,
corner of avenue A and Fourteenth
etreiit.
Ilanna McLaughlin. an aged woman
living nt the corner of Seventh avcnuo
nnd Thirteenth street wandered away
from her homo Friday and has not been
board of since.
The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Wells died Friday forenoon. The funeral
occurred yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock , nt the residence of the parents ,
on Pleasant street.
Charles Shields and II. M. Smith were
arrested on lower Broadway last evening
for disturbing the peace. They each put
up flU for their appearance to-morrow
morning nt 10 o'clock.
lx > vcly. Beautiful. Exquisite. Just
too sweet for anything. To be continued
nt II. Frladmau's millinery opening
Monday evening and Tuesday , day and
evening , October 10 and 11.
The Union Veteran Legion of this city
will give its annuul upper on the 10th ,
nnd nave an address by Fighting ( Jimp-
lain Lozlcr , who recently gave so enthu
siastic and entertaining a lecture hero.
The victims of Friday's sign accident
nre improving. Mr. llcdticld will bo
some time regaining his former health ,
as he must wait for broken bones to mend.
Mr. Bovill was unconscious for some
time but is now considered out of danger.
Roger Sittimo is to bo taken to the
Annmosa penitentiary on Monday. He
was found guilty of passing bogus silver
dollars , ana was sentenced to two years
in the prison. Deputy United States
Marshal Keel will servo as his escort.
Judge Loofbourow has just closed a
term of court at Sidney Ho goes next
to Mills county , opening court there to
morrow. Three weeks later ho will
open court hero. In Fremont county ,
where ho has just been , there was not a
criminal case tried. This county used to
bo full of criminal cases ,
BBluff division , uniform rank , K. of P. ,
this city , will visit Omaha on the 12th
instant and participate in the parade
drill which will be held on Monday and
Tuesday evenings. It Is hoped that all
members will attend nnd thus enable the
division to make n presentable appear-
unco and bccomo an honor to the city of
Council Bluffs.
Every ono making u cash purchase of
SO cents at T. D. King & Co.'s cigar store
pets a chance in the annual prize j : draw
ing. Twenty elegant prizes ,
Money to loan. Cooper & Jiulson.
Street Clcnnlni ; Needed.
Yesterday's rain demonstrated the
necessity for some system of street clean-
If * ing. The paved streets were so covered
with mud as to make it very disagreca-
. bio to got about the city. Had the streets
been cleaned at regular intervals the
rain would Lave caused the paving to
have bcou washed clean , instead of
eorving to make mud. Another needed
impfovemont , to which fresh attention
was called yesterday by the ruin , is in
Bayllss park. There are many people
who would pass through that park daily ,
as a .shorter rouin into the Fourth ward.
In rainy weather the walks are so muddy
that the temptation is irresistible to diso
bey the rules of the park , and take to the
x grass , lu tills way tliu grass gets cut up.
and damage is done. The walks should
bo high enough , and should be so graded
* as to bo reasonably dry.
S .
Dr. J , T. Van Ness , physician and sur
geon , ofllco room 3 , Opera House block ,
will attend professional calls day or
i night. Residence corner Eighth avenue
* T and Fifteenth street.
\b \
> Sunday Services.
Preaching at 10:30 : a. m. at the Presby
terian church by the pastor. Strangers
and others cordially invited.
, Services in the Congregational church
\ { * this morning. The Uov. Prof. I ) , D. Do-
* Lang , late of Lebanon ( Pa. ) college , will
preach the sermon , All nre cordially hi-
vlted. No evening service.
There will bo services at St. Paul'f
Episcopal church this morning at 10-l : (
o'clock. The evening service will be
omitted.
All young men are invited to attorn
the young uions meeting at Association
hall this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Subject
"What part am 1 to take in the convcr
lion of the world. " Special attention wil
bo shown to strangers.
Morning preaching service nt tlio Over
ton Mission church , between Kourtl
avenue and Seventeenth street , at 1
o'clock this morning. Sunday school a
8 o'clock this afternoon , and evening ser
vices every night of the week.
For Sale Cheap Lots near tlio bridge
to parties who will build at once. Ad
dress or call on J. H. lUce , No. 110 Mali
Isreet , Council UluQs ,
TIIE NEWS IN THE BLUFFS ,
Republican Caucus Pass Off Quietly and
the Delegates Selected ,
MORE ABOUT THE CHAUTAUQUA.
The Meeting to lie Held To-Nlclit
nnd What Han neon Accom
plished Street Cleaning
Needed Drlcf items.
Republican 1'rlmarlo * .
The caucuses in the various wards
passed off quietly last evening , the list of
delegates having for the most part been
previously prepared :
First Ward J. Cromcr , chairmanV. ;
L. Keller , secretary ; delegates , R. C.
Hubbard , L. Sherwood , J. Cromer , A. B.
Howe , J. Sims , V. L. Keller , E. B. Gar
diner : central commitleoman , E. B. Gar
diner.
Second Ward C. S. Hubbard , chair
man ; Joseph Spauldlng. socre tar.y ; dele
gates , J. J. Stoadman , E , M. Harl , Ed.
Molt. John Fox , C. S , Hubbard , Spencnr
Smith , P. Wind. No committcnicn was
chosen. The delegates were instructed
to cast the full vote of the ward.
Third ward-Captain D. B. Clark ,
chairman ; II. P. Warren , secretary ; del
egates , John Limit , R. h. Ingraham , E.
R. Fonda , W. F. Sapp jr. , L. ! ) . Briden-
fltiuo ; central committcoman , John
Limit. The delegates wore instructed to
vote for William Arnd for auditor , and
to use all honorable means in their power
to secure his nomination.
Fourth \Vnrd-Ilon. Joseph Lyman ,
chairman ; J. W. Merrill , secretary ; dolc-
gatei , 1) . B. Dailey , I. M. Trovnor ,
Henry Lcfferts. Walter I. Smith , Dr.
Barntow , Frank Cook , J. C. Medlar ;
ward committecmnu , A. T. Flickinger.
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Chautauqun Meeting.
A meeting in the interest of the Chau-
tauqua assembly will bo hold at Do-
Jinny's Opera house this evening at 7:30. :
Revs. B. P. McMonomy , T. J. Mnckay ,
G. W. Crofts , S. A. Phclps , D. H. Cooley
nnd W. II. M. Roes , of this city , and Rev.
D. D. Do Long , lately president of Leba
non Valley college. la , nnd Mr. Joplin -
lin , of Omaha , will unite m presenting
its many excellences and importance to
the people of this vicinity. No sub-
sciptlon papers or contribution boxes
will bo presented that evening.
Tho. meeting is free to all and all are
requested to come. The church choirs
nre invited to come to the stage. Each
person will please bring his Gospel
Hymn book.
Questions have been frequently asked
concerning the proposed location of the
Chautauqua assembly , how the grounds
were chosen , prices asked for same ,
amount needed , etc. , all of which the
public is entitled to know , as it is solic
ited to aid in its purchase and improve
ment for the assembly. After several
weeks of search , the committee ap
pointed to look up ground and rcccivo
propositions reported that the land
known as the Garner property was con
sidered as possessing the most advan
tages with the least objectionable fea
tures. A proposition was made by
owners of the property to let the assem
bly have 100 acres or less for the
purpose of an assembly at $200
per acre. Jn addition the owners
of the property would subscribe
$5,000 to the stock of the assembly.
It was voted to secure that tract if suf-
h'cicnt money could be raised , n comitteo
of solicitation was appointed.
Thcro have been pledged to date by
those directly interested in the grounds
and those in the immediate vicinity
about $7,500 , and those n little more re
motely interested about $2,000 more ,
making over $0,000 already pledged for
the location near the now Parker mills.
There is also reasonable assurances of
further pledges that will probably swell
the amount to $10,000.
J. E. HAHKNKJS , Cor. Sec.
A Sensational Disappearance.
Joseph Tayon , n laborer In the em
ploy of J. R. McPherson , the Pierce
street gardener , disappeared Friday
morning. Ho started out to work on a
piece of new ground about a milo from
Mr. McPhersou's place , and has not been
hoard of since. An axe and spade wore
found at the place named with several
blood stains upon them. A young man
by the name of 1-loyd Smith , .recently
discharged by Mr. lcPhcrson , was ar
rested Friday niglit , being suspected of
knowing something about the matter ,
but was relcasco last niglit , the evidence
not being sulHcient to warrant his beinir
hold. At present the foul play theory is
not generally credited , although the dis
appearance is stranded m mystery.
Ono thousand head of ono , two and
three-year-old steers for salo. Will give
credit to reliable parties. Enquire of A.
J. Greonamayer , U23 Mynstcr st. , lolo-
211. .
Police Court BuslncsH.
Business nt police court was rather
light yesterday morning. George Rob
inson and Mike Smith were discharged
after receiving some fatherly advice.
John Lnngson , n Swedish blacksmith ,
was lined $8.10 for drunkenness.
i'crnonnl
J. D. Haskell , of Modale , Nob. , is at
the Pacific.
Will Summers is again In the Bluffs ,
after an nbsenco of several months.
S. S. Hays , representing n St. Louis tea
house , wa.s at the Pacific yesterday.
Mrs. S. S. Stevens and daughter Carrie
have returned from their visit to Cali
fornia.
Mrs. George Shoemaker has gone to
Malvcru for n week's visit to friends
there.
Mrs. Lu Hammer nnd Mrs. E. C. Bennett -
nott liayo returned from the carnival at
St. Louis.
William E. Butler , of Red Oak , and
Edward Mills , of Elliott , dined at the
Pacific yesterday.
Mrs , Dr. Green was reported as much
better yesterday , and It is believed she
will speedily recover.
Mr. and Mrs. George Champ have re
turned from their European trip , which
they enjoyed heartily.
E. M. Ford , general passenger travel
ing agent of the Chicago , Burlington &
Quincy , was at the Pacific yesterday.
Frank Northrop , an old-time commer
cial tourist , representing a Chicago to
bacco house , was at thu 1'acilic yester
day.J. .
J. A. Gorman has gone cast for n short
trip to visit his children , who have been
with relatives at Roekford , 111. , nnd
Janosvillo , Wis. , since his wife's death.
J. C. Mitchell left last evening for
Marion , la. , where his wife and daughter
nro visiting relatives. They will return
during the early part of the nrosunt
week.
Special Announcement.
For ten days , commencing Monday ,
October 10 , I will make n special reduc
tion of 20 per cent on all frames made to
order. These desiring pictures framed
should Improve this opportunity. Ten
days only. W , W. GIIAPMAK ,
107 Main street.
To the Ladles
of Council Bluffs and vicinity : You are
cordially invited to visit us at our annual
fall opening to-morrow ( Monday ) even
ing and Tuesday , day ami evening. Wo
will exhibit for your inspection the very
latest .novelties m our various depart-
mcnta and promise yon foul bargains.
Thanking you for past favors nnd desir
ing your continued patronage , wo nro ,
very respectfully yours , II ,
Frcaka of the Caniorn ,
W. H. Gilder in Now York World :
Ono might naturally suppose that no
evidence that could bo brought before n
court of justice could equal in value that
of an instantaneous photograph taken at
the moment of commission of the act
under Investigation. Yet there nro those
( the writer among the number ) who
could not accept such evidence unless
supported by other testimony. The rea
son for this hick of faith In the infalli
bility of the sun as an artist on the spot
arises Irotu convincing experience on
more than ouo occasion.
Though not yet arrived nt the dignity
of being an amateur photographer , 1
have provided myself with an elaborate
outfit and have practiced a good deal in
order to have the means of securinir bet
ter pictures of interesting places and
people , when traveling In out-of-the-wav
portions of the globe , than I could pet
with a pencil only. Three times during
the course of my practice in exposing
nnd developing dry plates I have made
negatives that startled me , for , if not
supernatural , they nt least bordered very
closely upon the miraculous. Twice
within the last month I have endeavored
to photograph a handsome collie dog , the
household pet of a friend whom 1 vrus
visiting.
lu orclar to bring the dog more con
spicuously1 in the field of vision I placed
him upon n rustic scat on the lawn , nnd ,
when a restful moment on his part ar
rived , exposed the plato. On the ground-
glass of the camera the sccno was per
fect , the dog's body reaching from ono
arm to the other of the bench , where ho
stood motionless during the exposure ,
which did not exceed half a second of
time. On development 1 had , indeed , n
complcto picture of the bench nnd the
landscape , but no sicn whatever of the
dog , not even a haziness as if ho might
have moved during the exposure. The
plato used was a No. 30 Cramer , size (5x8 ( ,
with a Wales lens of most excellent
quality. There were several people pres
ent at the time observing the operation
or engaging the attention of the dog to
keep htm quiet. All could , with the
clearest conscience , make legal allidavit
that they saw the dog on the bench all
the time , and yet there is not the slight
est trace of him to bo found on the plate.
Every portion of the bench is distinctly
visible , notwithstanding that the dog's
body intervened between It nnd the
camera. While taking the plate-holder
into the house to develop the picture I
accidentally moved the side n little so
that the very sensitive piato is much
fogged , but I did not think it had been
opened far enough to allow the dog to
escape entirely. Again , a few days later ,
I had absolutely the sanio experience in
photographing the very same dog on the
same bench. The bench was completely
delineated , but the dog gave no evidence
of having been present.
During last winter , while at York fac
tory on Hudson Bay , my hosts of the
Hudson Bay company were very much
interested in my camera and submitted
themselves readily to the scrutiny of my
portrait lens. Ono Sunday , just before
my departure for Fort Churchill. I at
tempted to photograph the pretty little
daughter of the master of the factory.
The child's mother , a strict Scotch Pres
byterian , did not hesitate to express her
disapproval of doing such work on the
Sabbath. The father , however , pre
vailed upon the mother to give her con
sent , as I was going away the next day ,
and they were very anxious to avail
themselves of n privilege so unusual in
that part of the world to secure a portrait
trait of the little family idol. The child
was posed , standing upon the seat of an
old-fashioned , high-back chair , stufl'cd
and quilted and with black buttons to
hide the stitches that dented the hair
cloth covering. When all was ready and
the child stood motionless , leaning
against the padded back of the chair , 1
made the exposure and waited until night
came to develop the plate , perfectly con-
iidcnt that [ had secured n good portrait
at last. When the imago came upon the
plato , under the direction of the pyro-
gallic developer , there was a perfect picture -
turo of the chair , every button , and
apparently every hair of the covering
being distinctly drawn , but.no more sign
of the child than if she had been made of
thin air. 1 was greatly mystified , but
the father was awe-stricken ns well as
disappointed by the result , nnd whis
pered in an impressive but husky voice :
"Tho good wife said no eooil would come
of photographing on Sunday , and she
was right. 1 am glad it is only the pic
ture that is lost. "
I confess my total inability to account
for this singular phenomenon , but by it
I am convinced that the testimony of the
camera may well bo a subject of doubt.
If any of the readers of the World can
explain this dematcrialization of the dog
nnd the child I will bo most glad to be
enlightened upon tne subject. It may bo ,
though , aliat the cause would bo found n
very simple ono when discovered. I have
n friend who also aaiuscs himself with
photography , but for a long time was
bothered with a ghost ot the subject pho
tographed that mysteriously but regu
larly appeared upon the plato when de
veloped. Sometimes it was near ono
corner of the picture and sometimes near
another , but there it was invariably. Its
presence was for a long time unaccount
able , but at last n thoughtful sitter sug
gested that there must bo some local
cause for it , cither in the tube or the
camera itself , .and a careful search at
last revealed it. The wooden slide , to
which the lens is attached , and which is
reversed when the camera is packed for
transportation , had at ono time stuck in
its place , and my friend inserted a screw-
eye to assist in pulling it out. When the
scrow-oyo wa.s removed It left n inmiito
hole in the front of the camera , which
admitted the light and cast a shadowy
imago of the subject upon the plate , to
bo afterwards brought out in the devel
oping dish. When this hole was discov
ered a little wooden plug from the end of a
match put an end to the mystery and the
ghost of the camera was laid.
How to Have Good Troth.
The Paris Figaro says that if you want
your children to have pretty teeth you
must begin with the second dentition to
press bank with the unirorovcry morning
the teeth which have a tendency to press
forward and to pull forward those which
tend backward. As n wash , boil iu a
tumblerful of water n pinch of quassia
wood with a pinch of pulverized cocao ,
It strengthens the gums and whitens the
teeth without injuring the enamel which
covers the bone. Wash the mouth after
each meal with hike-warm boiled water ,
The number of nightmares which Mr.
Itlchard Mnnstielu has bred In the conlldlnK
bosoms of the women who have been to sec
him as Dr. .Ii'kyll ami Mr. Hyde Is fai
than ho or nn\one else will uvei
know. Hyde's hideous personality h s
lurked , In thu dark corners of many a Xew
York household since its once peaceful-
minded dwellers saw him on the boards ,
Ills Btuieny head , crooked shoulders and
cruel claws have haunted the pillows of
many timid and dnllcato women.
A costume for autumn walks and excur
sions In the country shows a plain lull skin
of dark blue and brown plaid crossed wltt
heavy lines of Bold with a hair Hue ofl'loron
line red close beside It. The skirt Is pleatrc :
tnabolt with most of the fulness at the hack
The open jacket of the same has a Clmrle. '
X. ravers collar , which Is ono Unit does no
meet In front. Beneath the Jacket Is tx ves
of tnown rep , braided lu colors matched U
those of thn plaid. The collar and culls an
similarly soutached.
A ben tree wh'.oh ' contained COO pounds
of honey was recently discovered neai
Truckoo , Cal. Thrco hundred pounds o :
sweet were obtained , the balance of tin
houoy being destroyed by nn accldenta
fire. , . . , .
THE BELLE AS MAWBREARER
JJpw Some of the ElitijJ Attempt to Violate
'
the Oustotff'lJiws.
VANDERBILT'S ELDEST SONS.
Murder ns a l'rorcsloii John Jacob
Aster's Sick Wife The Countess
ofDnlhoitslo Clara Hello's
Letter.
NF.AV YOUK , Oct. 0. [ Correspondence
of the BhK.J Well , some of the veriest
swells are gotti'ngcaught ni Inw breaking.
Belles traveling thither from Europe
are making n tremendous fuss over the
searching of themselves nnd their trunks
nt the custom house. Formerly they
could smuggle pretty much ns they
pleased. This year It is nil changed. It
is Impossible that a woman in the position
of inspector , earning n small salary , un
able to hang diamonds m her oars or
spread Russian sable on her back , should
soft without envy the treasure of her
richer sisters. The contents of a trunk
recently packed in Paris or London scorns
to unseat their reason. They are filled
with all unoharitablcncss. The ono
panacea for the covetous gnawings of n
jealous spirit U to iind n weak spot in the
gorgeous armor of the voyngournnd , oh I
how closely they look for It. So the fair
smugglers are caught , as of course they
deserve to bo. But the Inspectors do
their duty in so aggressive and ofl'onsivo
a manner , that they are pronounced
"just too awful" by every woman unfor
tunate enough to fall into their merciless
hands. They literally take the clothes
off ono's back. A woman came off a
French steamer. She had been seasick
nil the passage. She was timid and
modest. A big bear of n feminine inspec
tor overhauled her trunks , turned things
topsy turvy , unrolled every pair of stock
ings , uncorked bottles nnd ran hatpins
into medicine phials.
"What on earth do you cxpsct to find
in bottles ? " uskad the exasperated lady.
' 1 have found diamonds before now , "
was the rejoincr.
"Well , 1 am a reputable woman , " said
the traveler ; "I give you my word I have
not a diamond exeent those you see. I
have not a single contraband article. I
nm very nervous and ill. Bo so good ns
to satisfy yourself without unrolling
stockings or prodding bottles. I cannot
bo delayed in this manner. "
"You just come this way , " said the
official.
She took my unhappy frieno ! into a
room and nearlv stripped her. A draught
blow through the Bxnminin | ; apartments
and the poor culprit stood m under gar
ment while the examiner felt of her cor
sets , pried into her bustle , : tnd scrutinized
every rag she woro. Only one dutiable
thing was found and that a low yards of
linen in which a dress had been pinned.
The noor traveler went homo and to bed
so ill that she is not yet out of danger.
But who canblamo taecustomspcoplo ?
On this same steamer was a French
woman who had three pairs of ear-rings
which she desired to get through , and
how do you suppose siie did it ? A man
aboard had curled black , , hair so thick
and massive that the jewels were hooked
n among his ambrosial locks , a curling
ring laid over cr.ch , and successfully they
passed the Rubicon. But 'ho was not ex
amined by n woman , who would have
toyed with his curly hair until she dis
covered something.
What has for months been n very quiet
rumor In a few financial circles proves to
bo a fact. William K. Vanderbilt has
resigned the Vanderbiltcy to Cornelius
Vanderbilt. These two elder sons of
William H. Vnnderbilt were left in posses
sion of the bulk of the estate and the con
trol of the Vanderbilt railroads. In a
business transaction , which your corre
spondent haw in the original papers , a
power of attorney was shown under
which Cornelius has perpetual nnd irre
vocable control of the entire railroad
properties. William K. was by his father
loft in equal interest , and it was the ( load
millionaire's intention that they should
divide the duties of management. But
the younger man has decided to lead an
easier life , and will hereafter have noth
ing to do with money-making. On the
other hand , Cornelius Vanderbilt is am
bitious to become the Vanderbilt , and his
way is now clear to do so. Willie ,
as his friends call him , has gone on a
steam yachting tour around the world ,
and , ns ho has hired the licnufort castle
in Scotland , not for a season's stay , but
for live years. He lately wrote that ho
was negotiating for a place in southern
Franco. It is "understood to bo his plan
to establish residences in half a dozen
attractive regions , so that he can shift
his family from country to country as
their whims may dictate. Ho will aim
for the rest of his life to enjoy himself
hooialty.
Cornelius Vanderbilt is therefore left
the successor of his father and grand
father as the Vanderbilt. WithChauncey
M. Depew as a lieutenant , ho is actually
the head of the railroad system which the
family owns , and he is no whit behind his
ancestors in strenuous effort to multiply
the $80,000.000 which they gave to him.
But he has n higher ambition , and it is to
bo a philanthropist. Within n week a
medical college and hospital , endowed
by his father , has opened an annex at a
cost to Cornelius of $1,000,000 ; the Rail
road Men's building , a sort of club house
for his employes , has been inaugurated
nt nn outlay of $100,000 ; ho hns given
| 100,000 to miild a new cancer hospital ,
and
ins SMAU.IR : nr.NKFACTio.vs
have included a goodly gift to the Church
of the Strangers , which the Commodore
originally bought for the Rev. Dr. Dooms.
Ho is a man of virile intellect , decidedly
religious , and looks so much like a Vnn-
dcrbllt that , twnnty years hence , ho will
probably bo able to sit for a portrait of
iiis father. Ho docs not lives'in the famous
brown stonu square of mansions occu
pied by the wulow and hnr two married
daughters , but in a much handsomer and
more ornate house a little further up
Fifth aveitui' . This Is regarded , as the
finest residence in America. Said a
friend : "Cornelius is not only bound to
bo 'Mr. Vanderbilt' distinctively , but ho
means to conquer popularity in spite of
his wealth. "
While such luxuries of living , nnd of
benefaction , come into view , 1 have
stumbled on n curious attempt to make a
business of murder. Suicide and not
homicide was contemplated , however ,
and tiio man had no idea of being a
criminal. A Wisconsin friend sent tome
mo a printed circular in which the means
of killing one's sell comfortably and
quickly was offered at f 10. The singu
lar operator said that ho behoved In snl-
cldo as a surcease of sorrow , and that
ho had lone deplored the cruel , painful
methods commonly employed. Drown
ing , shooting , stabbing and most poisons
wcro denounced by him as barbarous
expedients. Ho was a chemist , ho said ,
and ho had made a study of the subject
of suicide. Ho could guarantee that his
customers would , if they desired , take
their own lives without n shadow of un
certainty or a single twinge of suffering.
This knowledge ho was willing to mail
confidentially on receipt of * 10.
By the aid ot the Now York
postal ofllcinls and the detective police.
1 have learned that the sender of the cir
cular Is a crank. Ho U a former drug
olork , now living at 20 W.ost NlnotT-flrst
street , named Ernest Van Orden. llo is
not crnzy , nnd until lately ho was em
ployed In n pharmacy , where his skill
and reliability was not questioned. Ho
is something of a scientist , too. and Pro
fessor Ogdbn Doromiis says that ho has
considerable attainments ns a chemist.
The police do not fool Hint they have suf
ficient evidence on which to act , but the
postmaster will not dellvor his mall any
longer , and so readers who would like to
test his discovery are without hopo. The
belief Is that nn instantly
IADLV : roisoN
is what Van Orden recommends.
Two magnificent big black horses
prancing in front of n carriage in the
pollsned panels of which the pedestrians
saw themselves ns in a looking glass. \
driver nnd n footman seated nigh nnd
stifl in front , with no speck of dust on
their blue nnd drab livery. The pqulpaso
was nil that fashion prescribed lor mil
lionaires to ride in. It rolled down Fifth
avenue , which was suitable enough , it
turned , eastward nt Fourteenth ( itrect ,
which indicated some particular errand
in an unaccustomed part of the city ; and
then it rumbled through n number of
thoroughfares m n great tenement house
region , until it stopped nt the portal of
Ludlow street jail. An old woman and
n young ono emerged from the vehicle ,
whoso doors and curtain.9 had
bcou closed during the ride. Were
they on nn errand of charity ?
No. They were themselves pitia
bly in need of what nobody could give
to them lost happiness. They were the
wife and daughter of Jake Sharp , the
convicted briber. Awful punishment
has fallen upon the Sharps , no matter
whether the old corruptionist goes to
Sing Sing or not.
"Well , " I remarked to a mutual ac-
quaintancd , "those servants show n good
spirit in sticking to tlio service of the.
disgraced family. Some lackeys would
have deserted them as soon as the disas
ter fell.
"Don't waste your admiration , " was
the reply. "Every servant connected
with the Sharp household is getting ex
actly double wages. Faithful ? Not
much. Every ono would have quit , but
Mrs. Sharp kept them by doubling their
pay. She wished neither the fret nor
appearance of a break up of the retinue.1'
The wife of the present , John Jacob
Astor , has been brought homo from
Newport very ill of gastric fever , which
means that her stomach Is out of order.
"Aha , " cries the cynic , "she is paying
the penalty of high living. " Nothing of
the sort. Mrs. Astor has for the last ton
years , for a fact known to mo , and much
longer according to her old friends , lived
moderately on plain nutritious food and
drank verv little wine. Her establish
ment has had a skilled French cook , at
$5,000 to $7,000 a year , to set
out the table with the most elab
orate and intricate of viands ; but for
Mrs. Astor's own eating especial dishes
have usually been prepared by a negrcss
a typical old aunty irom Ma'ryland. It
has , for a long time , been this woman's
solo work to cook simple American
things , from the fried chicken of her
native stale to the apple dumplings of
Vermont. I don't mean to say that Mrs.
Astor's indigestion is not a result of bad
diet ; but the bulk of the food has been
Siich as the farmers' wives of the United
Stalct live on , and not the costly con
coctions of French diets for million-
nireism.
Onthol'ifth avenue promenade I saw
an elegant and very handsome woman.
She wore a costume of
I'ALE OKAY SILK ,
with draperies of Irish lace , and on her
head wa.s a bonnet of gold-colored tulle ,
trimmed with white tulle and Irish lace
to correspond. It was a rich but bimplo
nnd becoming toilet. This was the
Countess of Dalhousio , our newest aristo
crat from Britain. She was walking the
hundred feet or so from a store to a car
riage. Along came a common looking
sort of a swell Englishman , on whom no
body thought of turning their eyes from
the pretty woman. That was the Duke of
Maryborough , whom wo have been abus
ing or coddling , as fancy took us , for his
notorious career abroad. What struck
mo as interesting in the momentary en
counter was the , recognition between the
two tilled persons. The duke seemed in
clined lo stop nnd warmly greet the
countess , but she barely inclined her
proud head in an incipient bow , without
n glimpse of ! * smile , and coldly passed
away. It was substantially a cut direct.
Winter before last It was the swell
thing for the line ladies of a certain so
ciety sot to make up parties to go to
Beefsteak John's. There they sat around
the old stove with chunks of steak on
slices of bread pud drank ale out of bat
tered pewter mugs. Last winter it was
"slumming , " as they called visiting the
dives of New York. But those places
got so decent under Mayor Hewitt that
there was no fun in them after awhile.
During the summer , at such times as the
ladies got into lown , they had a mild
sort of an outing on top of the new Fifth
avenue stages. This fall the fail of these
folks is to go to the fortune tellers.
1'ho.y make up parties and visit half a
dozen of an evening. A girl told mo
she had heard from fate by cards , by
palmistry , by spiritual mcdiumship , by
astrology , and by a teacup. She thought
the revelations of the tea worn the most
wonderful. The woman told her she
was engaged in .something as secret as thu
grave , but very amusing.
"And are you ? " I uskod.
"Why. it is too good to keep to myself , "
rattled Miss Bonton. "How thn woman
found it out I can't say. You know I'm
engaged to Archie Vivant , and there are
queer stories in our set about Archie. It
occurred to mo that I might as well get
better acquainted with the gentleman be
fore I wont any further. So I just wrote
him a letter , and told him 1 was a young
married woman who had fallen desper
ately in love with him , and desired above
all things to meet him. If ho would
promise never to try to see my face , but
would allow mo to wear a thick veil , I
would make an appointment with him.
Ohl the scheme suited him. Ho wrote
directly. He met me the same evening.
1'vo been out riding with him repeatedly
and oven
SUITKD AT A HOTEL
out on the Central avenue. How he did
beg to see my face. Well , It's awful fun
and Archie to keep it up wears a mask
now. When I jumped into the carriage ,
the other night , ho fairlv startled me , for
ho had on a crimson domino , and said if
I hid my face so would he.
"When was this ? " asked I.
"Night before last. "
This struck mo as strange , as Archie
had sat in front ot mo that evening at
the theatre.
1 went next day to Bob , the bosom
friend of Archie , and 1 said to him :
HARKNESS BROTHERS ,
4O1
Fall Goods ,
NEW GOODS ,
BEAUTIFUL GOODS ,
GOOD VALUE and CHEAP.
CALL and SEE THEM
We have now In ttock onr new purchases in Stllc * , Dress Gooils , Untlcf
. , , , . .
wear Flannels Domesticetc.etc. JTcadqttartera for
CARPETS
And OIL CLOTHS
We have the largest selcctionand finest patterns of carpets In the city or
the west. They comprise
Axminster ,
Moquettes ,
Body Brussels ,
Tapestry Brussels ,
Three-ply Ingrain ,
Matting ,
Rugs , Etc. , Etc ,
IFe shall be pleased to meet and showonr customers these new and choice
fabrics. Do not forget the place.
HARKNESS BROS. ,
401 Broad way , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
"What is this 1 hear of Archie ruling out
with a veiled lady ? "
'Good mercy , " said he , "you don't ' say
that's got out ? It's some foolish romantic
girl. She's yountr and awful nicothough
none of us have seen her face. "
"None of you , " 1 exclaimed.
"Why , yes ; you see she's gone on
Archie , but Archie has passed her around.
She is nil tied up In a veil and lace
things. So Archie got a mask , nud she
thought thnt was very Intorustlns and all
the jollier. So it is the expart for every
fellow in the club who is Archie's size to
wear that mask , and go riding with that
girl. Oli , it's a grout kidding we're giv
ing her. "
1 wrote to Addie next morninff. I
don't think she will mention this little
enterprise to Archie after they are mar
ried , and the boys of the club are sorry
that the veiled lady has disappeared.
CLAKA BELLI : .
A woman in Dallon , Ga. , has a breast
pin containing a lock of hair which Is
said to have been cut from the head of
George \Vasliiiigton. The pin is oval in
shape , of old yellow gold , and within a
circle of diamonds is the lock of hair.
The "Passion" plixv at OborammprKaii
will not be peiformud till Ib'JO ; but during
the last month the villagers have been giving
a series of dramatic representations In their
theater , and the prlnco rodent of liavarin
came from his liuntliig-Iocli : " in the vicinity
to see the performancu ot Mailer's dunin ,
"Emperor Otto , the ( ireat , and Ills House , "
In which the part of the emperor was taken
by the carver Mayor , tlio Clnist ot the " 1'as-
sloa" play. The costumes and scenes , all of
which were much admired , were mndo and
painted In the village.
A good fanner Is better than a poor doc
tor , and a good horscshour is Letter than a
poor blsliou.
REAL ESTATE ,
Vacant Tot > , Lnnda , City Hosldences nnd
Fnuns. Aero property In western part ol city
All belli nor cheap.
R. P. OFFICER ,
Real Estate & Insurance Agent ,
It com C , over Ofllccr .V Pnsoy's llnnk , Conno
lllufln.
OWJL'Ult tfi PUSEY ,
BOO Broadway , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
KHtnbllBhod 1857.
SPECIAL NOTICES.
ripeclal nrtvortlsoincnts , such fi Lost , Found
iolxian. For Sule , To Kent , ftmilB , Bonrdlnir ,
etc. , will liolnf-orlc'i In thin column nt the loir
ratoofTENCENTSPSIl LINE fonhoflm Insor-
ionnnd voL'milil'er LI no Co.-unch subsequent
Insertion. LCHVO advcrllsomonU t our offlco
No. U 1'ourl iticet , nu.tr Urondwiiy , Council
Ulufli.
WANTS.
o rXCH ANGE-For Council Bluffs or Omntm
property , u rutnll stock ( if liootn nnd ohood ,
amount $1,100. Cull nt store No. 5'H ' llrondwny
or uddrcsa It. Mnrtln , Council Hlulls , Iowa.
POIl Itr.NT 'l\\o unfunilBliod icoins , nt No.
1117 Fourth et.
W ANTIID Two dlnhurioom boys ut Crcston
houso.
LOST- Some weeks n o , botwcon No. 111'onrl
Bt , und Seventh inanuo , ft book , "Vado
Meciini ot Nuturo. " Finder plenso lonvo It at
No. 11 1'onrl Bt , unii bo Hiiitut > iy rewarded.
IOHSAIX 100 iicreaor choice Inml Improved
J7 ns fdllowrt : Small IIOHMJ und atitblo , 4HO
rods ot y-wlro fence , -J ncros of breaking , 11
iicrcs ol iisli tri'os m tbilfty Krowluir condition.
1'rlco Sl.hOO. Terms cnsy. Address Clmrloa II.
Wilson , Oxford , Nob.
"lllOlt HF.NT Four furnished rooms one and
X ? a bnlf blocks from dummy depot lu-
( julro nt Hi ) Main si.
"WMNTKD A competent ( lining room gir at
Mrs. Wolrlch'B , No. 112 Fourths ! .
FOH SAljU My rt'Bldonca property corner
8th st. nnd Ctli nvo Fine 8-room home ,
two lots , the corner ono vncnnt. CltT wnter
nnd BuwcrnKO. iood burn , currlui o house , otc.
A bivririili ) it tnken Bonn. Apply on jircmlBoa
or ut No. U 1'onrl et , Council HUilfe. S. T.
1'rcnch.
F OH SALU-Sccond-hnnd Columbia bicycle
veiy cheap , UMnch , HI Itco olllco.
> 0ll UilNT A nowmodonioUrht room tiouso
Ir 1 very convenient , within -U blocks dummy
depot , inqulro of W. H. Wnro , over
bank , Council Illuffa.
tlOO.UOO to lonn on rnnl ostutu nnd clmttels or
> F.J. Day. 33 Ponrl 6t
B UII.DINO lots and nero propmty for biilouy
F. J. l ) y , ; 1'curl at.
ANTI'D A girl for Rcnornl housework.
SmiM tiunily , hnndy kllchen. TU.l Oth uvu.
VO" SAU : OH THADK.-For Council Hluffg
J property < 0WO ( acroa of lown nud Ne-
lirasktt innd. J. U. Mice , 110 Mam fat. . Council
[ Huffs.
FINE MILLINERY.
New Fall Styles Open.
ir.i-i no Haiti * fit. OMA u.i , M
LATEST E !
A. H. Hello , Ccntrnll Give mo the Council Bluffs
Carpet Co , No. 4O5 W. Broadway.
C. O. Can't ; sixteen ahead waiting for their
'phone.
A. H. What's the matter ? Anybody killed there ?
C , O. No.Three woman fainted in the crush-Aw-
ful crowd getting their fall carpets. Big bargains
everybody says.
A. H. Guess I'll go dowu and not wait for the
phone.
C. O. Better do thatlf you want to reach them
today.
AXIUUK IIUbllAXO.