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Delivered carrier In any pnrt of the clly at
twenty cents per v > eck.
II. W TIITON. Manager.
DUfllNrpi OrrttK , No. 4J.
NuiriT KIIITOH Nn. ai. _
N. Y. Plumblnp Co.
" , Rcitor , tailor. Full goods cheap.
i * The foundation for tlic patrol house Is
The funernl of Hurry Almyvns held
yesterday afternoon in St. Piinl'Bchnrch.
LmlicH , ecu cotnhlned writing desk
find Hewing iniuhlno. : Donic.stio olllcu ,
10-5 Muln Htreot.
The gnntf HUWB at the "Northwentcrn
depot are kept busy to supply the dc-
r ffiund for paving.
A. 13. Crofts , John Olfen und Charles
/Oflleer took out building permits yester
day /or small mlilHioiiB.
The funeral of the infant f-on of Mr.
and MI-H. J. W. Merrill will be held at
the family residence this afternoon at
1:30 : o'clock.
The Pearl street electric light was
yesterday changed bo that it can now bo
lowered at the Hide of the street , thus
keeping out of the way of the street
Frank Kennedy , of Red Oak , is miss
ing. He is but nine \ears of age , und
WIH last seen in Oiniiha Wednesday. Ho
, had a ladles' gold watch and chain worth
Sotno of the stringers of the Scott
street bridge gave way under the
weight of sand deposited at the approach
preach , but they will bo speedily rc-
paired by the contractors.
Miss Kiln , Wright was the victim of a
very happy siu-pribo lust Thursday oven-
ing. A largo number of the young
lady's friends assembled at the homo of
Ferry McCulloum on avenue E. Merry
making was the older of the hour mid
oysters , with appropriate etcetera em
bellished the occasion. It was a happy
party , to bo sure.
Joe Goss , the colored traveler who
was discharged by Judge Aylusworth
Friday morning with orders to leave
the city , fell under a moving freight
train in the Chicago , Hurlington &
Qulncy yards that evening while try
ing to get on board. His right heel
was badly crushed , and he was taken to
St. Bernard's hospital.
The only parties before Judge Ayles-
worth yesterday morning were J. B.
Ingersoll and David To tevin. The
former was lined $8.10 for a common
drunk. Dave was charged with being
a nuisance , but after a long , rambling
talk , in which ho decanted upon his
ability to analyze the mind , mental
power , intellect and everything in gen
eral , ho was dibeharged.
The fire alarm worked well yesterday.
The only trouble was with tlie register
at No. 3 hose hoimo , where the tape
blurred on the third round. The big
boll and the gongs in all the houses
rang correctly. Charley Sanderson ,
the driver of No. IJ was alone when the
alarm came in , and was therefore a
little late in getting started. The first
alarm came by telephone before the
box could bo reached.
It is well known that Judge James
stands in the fore rank of our enter
prising citizens. He favors anything
that will advance our local interests as
a city or embellish our beautiful sur
roundings ; but when those engaged in
this work wantonly despoil the trees in
front of his residence , as was done a
day or two ago , ho enters a most cm-
. phatic and sweeping protest. While
our public improvements are being
prosecuted , and that with commendable
vigor , personal rights of property
should bo zealously guarded.
A telegram was last night received
by Coroner Faul from Stromhburg , Nob. ,
stating that W. M. Lewis , son of the
man who was killed on the Rock Island
truck yesterday , would bo hero this
morning at 8 o'clock. The wife of the
unfortunate man wasalboatStromsburg ,
with her son , instead of at Mound City ,
Mo. , their old homo. A telegram was
also received from a brother of the do-
ceu&ed , L. M. Lewis , at Abingdcn , 111. ,
saying that ho would leave the disposi
tion of the remains to the son , and
leaving the coroner to pay the tele
graph charges.
Rochester Lamps at N. Y. P. Co.
List your property with Cooper &
Judbon , No. 1120 Main fat.
One thousand head of one , two and
three-year-old steers for tale. Will give
credit to reliable parties. Enquire of
A. J. Greoniinmyor , C : > 3 Mynster at. ,
: telephone 211.
+ -
Money to loan. Cooper & Judson.
Personal Paragraphs.
W. W. Yenywinc , one of the lending
wholesale cigar merchants of Kanbas
City , Mo. , is visiting his brother , F. P.
Yenuwino , after a two years' bopara-
J. J. Van Dorveer has now connected
himbolf with the farm machinery house
of Purlin , Oromlorfl & Martin , of
Omaha , but will continue to keep his
residence in this city. Mr. Van Dor-
veer has been for years connected with
the house of N. C. Thompson & Co. ,
later Van Brunt , Thompson & Co. , and
few salesmen in.tho agricultural imple
ment and machinery line have as wide
or favorable an acquaintance as he. Ho
has been traveling in this territory for
ton years , and has a strong personal
hold on the trade , having gained the
confidence and friendship of the deal
ers in western Iowa and Nebrabka. Ho
may well bo proud of the hoiibo
card ho now presents , and his employers
are to bo hardly less congratulated on
securing him.
Rev. H. C. Waddell will organize a
class in Christian Mind Healing on
Monday at 10 a. in. at 28 Pearl street.
Worthy indigent btudouts taught free.
Every one making a cash purchase of
25 cents at T. D. King & Co's. cigar
Btoro gets a chance in the annual prize
drawing. Twenty elegant prizes.
Kitchen lamps , Hand lamps , N. Y. P. Co.
J. W. and E. L. Squire lend money.
Wadsworth , Etnyro & Co. , 2.50 Main
street , make reliable abstracts of prop
erty in Pottawattamio county.
A young lady , whose name I might men
tion ,
Wont to church , her heart full of in-
' . " tentlon ;
She forgot hymn und prayer
Viewing the huts that were there
To buy one hud been her intention
But the very next day
She throw her old hat away
( iTAtul ( bought one of II. Friedman's
latest styles , 409 Broadway ) .
Now she's the happiest girl in creation.
For Sale Cheap Lots near the bridge
to parties who will build ut once. Ad
dress or Call OH J. R. Rico , No. 110
street. Council Bluffs. . . . , .
A Variety of Worldly and Churcbly
NOWB in the Bluffs.
A Colored Proneher Snkl to IJe nn ex-
Convict A Fatal Acclileut
to n TrackWalker
Other News.
TlicMlllH oftlicGocla.
The colored Christians seem to have
hard roads to travel in order to reach a
successful church organization. They
have struggled along under various dif
ficulties , largely financial ones , but
with occasional change to trouble over
factions and from members fulling from
grace. Some months ago there ap
peared hero a promised Moses , TJcv.
Joseph Mills , who boon rallied quite u
little company about him , and who
seemed to bo endowed with the neces-
Wry enthusiasm and grit to pull through
to u happy Canaan a successful church
organization. He" had hardly been his
second rounds for subscriptions , when
there began to bo unsavory reports con
cerning his past record. As this was a
common experience , und predecessors
hud sulTercd from like annoyances , the
rumors found few believers. Rev Joseph
Mills professed to bo a Methodist , und
hence the little church was called by
that denominational title , und was rep
resented to the public us the African
Methodist church of Council Bluffs. It
boon became known that Rev. Mr. Mills
was not in posbession of the needed
authority to thus represent the Metho
dist denomination in this sort of an en
terprise und without any apparent
theological struggle ho changed the
church into a Baptist one , by which the
advantage was gained of being an inde
pendent society and not subject to the
authority of any great iron wheel. Mr.
Mills scorned a little ashamed of having
any shade of color attach to the church
title and made a special request of the
newspapers to speak of his church as
the ' 'North Main street Baptist church , "
instead of the "Colored Baptist church"
or the "African Baptist church. " His
little church was not recog
nized by any Baptist association ,
and no such request was made.
Mr. Mills succeeded , however , in inter
esting a largo number of citizens , and
even borne of the clergymen , in his en
terprise , although there becms to have
been shown up no very satisfactory
proof that he was a clergyman in good
standing , rccogni/.ed and vouched for
by any organization. Thus matters
have run along , the soliciting for funds
being kept up with no cessation.
Now comes u letter fiom Rev. Mr.
Malone , of Anamosa , la. , the presiding
older of the African Methodist church ,
giving the history of Rev. Joseph
Mills. Ho claims that he has known
Mills for Bomo years. He takes no
stock in him. Ho says that ho is even
going under nn alias , und that his real
name is Joseph Gaitor. Worse than all
ho says that Gaiter served a
term in the penitentiary for bur
glary , and that after becoming fieo
again ho adopted the name of Mills.
Gaiter , alias Rev. Joseph Mills , lived
at Marshalltown , la. , and there met the
woman whom ho now has for a wife.
He afterwards wont to Sioux City , and
when a colored church was organized
there , ho became a member , but soon
"played out , " as the presiding elder
puts it. Ho migrated to Yunkton , Dak. ,
and now turns up hero us a preacher.
The informant wiys that his record is
rather cloudy nil along the route , and
that ho is not a member of the African
Methodist church , much less a
minister of that denomination. Until
the Rev. Joseph Mills explains satisfae
torily these serious charges , as made by
the presiding elder , he will find his job
of collecting money in this community
decidedly dilllcult.
Mcrrluni's New Building.
Yesterday morning's mail brought to
Rev. Father McMenomy a notification
from Mr. Merriam , of Omaha , to im
mediately give up possession of the
property on which the old Catholic
church now stands , and the parochial
residence. Mr. Merriam bought this
property last spring , und it was ex
pected that ho Would erect at once a
largo business block upon it , but the
enterprise has been delayed and the
property has remained in the possession
of the church society since then. By
this notification that Mr. Merriam
wants the property cleared of the build
ings now upon it , it seems that the
rumors that he was about to start his
building have a foundation in fact. Mr.
Merriam is a gentleman who keeps his
own business to himself laVgely , and
allows others to do the same by their
business , and hence in the absence of
any public announcement from him ,
conjectures are rife. It is thought that
ho is about to start the erection of a largo
hotel building. The site is peculiarly
adapted for such a building. Another
guess , indulged in by many , is that lie
is going to build a regular business
block , stores below and offices above.
The public can rest assured of one fact.
The iiroporty is too valuable to bo al
lowed to remain idle , and the notice
now given by Mr. Merriam may betaken
taken as a sure indication that the build
ing improvements are to commence
thereon very soon.
The Walk of Death.
The incoming passenger train on the
Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific yester
day morning brought in the body of a
man killed about three miles cast of this
city. Coroner Faul was notified and ap
peared in a short time. L. Tumiswa , R.
S. Mclntosh and S. Deb on were empan
elled as jurors , and after viewing the
body proceeded to examine witnesses.
George E. Gere was the first witness
called. He said ho was the engineer of
engine No. 82 , drawing train No. 1.
When he first saw the man ho was about
fifty rods ahead , in the smoke of the Chicago
cage , Milwaukee & St. Paul train , which
had just passed him on the next track.
When about thirty rods from him the
fireman said he was walking from the
train. The brakes wore immediately
bet and the whistle blown constantly
until ho was struck. The train ran six
telegraph poles by him before it could
be stopped ,
John Fisher , fireman , testified to the
same , and added that he kept the bell
ringing all the time.
R. J. Scott , conductor , Paid ho was in
the dining car , felt the brakes set and
heard the whistle , but supposed it was
cattle. The body was taken into the bag-
gligo cur anil brought to the depot. Ho
took the things out of his pockets und
put them in a sealed packet , which
lie delivered to the coroner in
the presence of the jury.
Among the olTccts of the dead man
were letters to A. W , Lewis from J. L.
Duweon , South Omaha , one being sent
in care' of A. S , Bonhurn , 817 Pierce
street , Council Bluffs. .Ho hud 910.83 in
money , a certificate of deposit db the
Union National bank , of Macomb , 111. ,
for $000 , and several drafts on various
banks. The paper was all mndo out
payable to the order of A. W. Lewis.
The remains have been identified as
those of A. W. Lewis , Mound City , Mo. ,
and a telegram was sent to his wife at that
place. The verdict of the coroner's jury
was that the deceased met his death by
being struck by an engine of the Chicago
cage , Rock Island & Pacific , and that
from the evidence no blame could bo at
tached to the company or its employes.
The remains were taken to the under
taking establishment of Field & Estop ,
where they will remain until word is re
ceived from Mrs. Lewis us to their final
disposition. Lewis was n middle-need
man , and has been buying und shipping
fruit by the carload.
Sale or the Motor Ijlnc.
The sale of the motor line was con-
sumuted yesterday. Mr. J. K. Graves
was here und proceeded to bottle up the
outstunding claims against the un
finished road , and the ownership passed
into the hands of F. C. Reed , who
bought it with the intention of going
ahead with a full completion of the line.
Mr. Reed makes no glowing promises to
the public , nor does ho indulge in any
of the windy work which has character
ised much of the curlier history of the
enterprise. Ho says ho is going to get
the crossings in us boon as possible , und
lomplcto the road in every respect in
irst class shape. Ho will order new
notors and cars and have plenty of
, hem. Ho expects that it will take
, hree or four months to finish the road
nd get the new motors built. By the
irst of March everything will surely bo
'eady , so that the accommodations for
, ho public will bo provided us early as
he public will want to have any use of
, hcm. Mr. Reed means business , und
, he public can now rest easy that there
vill bo no further cause for complaint.
Elogniit Homes Tor Tenants.
This year has been one of great im-
irovement in Council Bluffs , tspecially
n regard to residences. The I-OAV of
'rick ' houses on Fifth avenue , built by
Ir. Warren , is u fair indication of how
ho demand for modern houses has in-
reaped hero , and how it is being met.
These houses are indeed metropolitan.
They are roomy , attractive in all their
details , both of interior and exterior.
" 'ho latest contrivances , even to the
ironzo bolts for doors and windows ,
inve been furnished , without regard to
xponso. Elegant chandeliers , mantels
lid grates , bath room , hot and cold
aitor , speaking tubes , electric bells , in
'act every possible convenience and
jomfort is provided in these houses.
The city in which such houses can be
built and readily rented , is certainly
{ rowing rapidly , and Mr. Warren mer-
ts special praise as being the first to
ihow his faith in the city by such an in
vestment of hard cash. There is one of
licso houses not yet rented , but Odell
Bros. , the agents for Mr. Warren , do
lot anticipate any difficulty in keeping
, ho row occupied in full , und by the
best class of tenants.
The Catholic Iliiznnr.
The ladies of the Catholic church
lave been for weeks busily engaged in
ncparing for their bazaar , which will
pen on Monday evening the 21th inst. ,
: it the Masonic Temple , and continue
) no week. An elaborate programme
las been prepared for the enlcrtain-
nent of the public. On Monday ovon-
ng the operetta of "Jack The Giant
Killer , " will bo rendered by forty-two
children in costume ; Tuesday evening ,
ixn original minstrel performance ;
Wednesday evening , recitations in cos
tume by eight misses , under the direc-
ion of Miss Sophia Corner ; Thursday
evening , the Mandolin Concert Com-
luny. of Omaha , assisted by Miss Mer
kol , Miss Pus&ie Keating and Miss Ida
The bazaar is for the benefit of the new
church , and should bo liberally patron
ized. Admission during each evening
of the week , 2-5 cents.
Concerning the Churches.
The following announcements are
made concorning'serviccs to be hold in
the several churches to-day :
Preaching as usual at the Presby
terian church in the morning and
evening. Strangers and others cordi
ally invited. The pastor's theme in the
evening will bo "Jophthah's Daughter.1'
Services in the Congregational churcl
this morning and evening. Morning
subject , "Living Letters ; " evening ,
"In a Napkin. " A cordial invitation is
Divine service to-day in Saint Paul's
church ut 10:45 : a. in. and 7:150 : p. in.
Subject of morning borinon , "Tho
Grandeur and Dignity of Man's
Nature ; " evening sermon , "Casting off
the Burdens. " You are cordially in
vited to attend. F. J. Mackay , rector.
Preaching in the First Baptist church
at 10:80 : a. in. and 7:110 : p. in. Seats free.
Friends und btrungors cordially wel
Services ut Harmony Mission to-day
at ! ! o'clock , conducted by Mr. W. S.
Homer. Children's dime social , Tues
day evening. Prayer meeting , Wed
nesday evening ; subject , "Confessing
Christ" Rom. x.10. ! ) .
At the Methodist Episcopal church
the pastor , W. II. W. Rces , will preach
at 10iO : ! a. in. nrd 70 : ! ! p. m. Morning
theme , "What it is to bo Christliko. "
Evening subject , "Why I am a Metho
dist. " Sunday school at 12 m. Strangers
cordially invited to all the services.
Rev. H. C. Waddell will lecture in
West College hull Sunday at 2 p. m. on
"Transfiguration. " Seats free.
At the Y. M. C. A. gospel meeting for
men this afternoon at 4 o'clock , W. M.
Danner , of DCS Moincs , assistant state
secretary , will conduct the services.
Thojoung folks of Overtoil Mission
hold a meeting Friday night at the
house of Mr. und Mrs , Mitts , on Ave
nue A.
Rev. Dr. Phelps , of the Piesbytorinn
church , will attend the semi-centennial
anniversary of the Presbyterian church
in Iowa , to be held in Keokuk next
Thursday. Ho will act as moderator
and preach the opening sermon the
evening of that day.
Rev. Dr. Cooley goes to Osage , Iowa ,
on Tuesday to attend the annual meet
ing of the Baptist association. He will
bo absent about a week.
The now German Catholic church is
showing up very sightly. It is located
on a commanding point , overlooking a
largo portion of the city , and ia quite
conspicuous. The building is a hand
some gothic , brick and stone , and the
interior decorations are to bo done by
Mr. Norling , the same artist who is
decorating the new county court
The work of St. Xuvior's Catholic
church , on Fifth avenue , basso far pro
gressed that one can got a very good
idea now of how the building will ap
pear when completed. Its exterior aj > -
pearance is very imposing , and the gold
cross , which surmounts the tall spire ,
glitters very hojxsfully. The interior
of the church building is beln lathed ,
and the pillars are being put in place.
The ornamentations are very fine , and
the roof is broken itito niches and
arches , so that when fl iAed It will
have n decidedly gothic aiid'eccleshistl-
cal , cathedral iipponrnncoj It is a
larger and more beautiful building than
most expected. It will take rank with
any Catholic church in the west In all
The now parsonage of tho-Congrcgn-
tlonnl church Is nearly completed , and
within ten days , probably. Rev. G. W.
Crofts , with his family will bo occupy
ing it. It is u modern rc\idcnco , in all
its appointments , und reflects credit
upon the enterprise of the society , us
well ns bespeaking the kindly interest
and practical solicitude which they feel
for the welfare and comfort of the pastor
and those of his household.
St. Paul's church is to have arausScnlo
next Friday evening. Mrs. Wndsworth ,
Mrs. Ward , Mr. I. M. Troynor , Miss
Julia Officer. Mrs. W. J. Grutian and
Messrs. Badollet and Tulleys will par
ticipate in the programme.
Tno ladies of the Congregational
church will give a Japanese fair on
Thursday evening in the church par
Elder Murk Forpcutt will occupy the
pulpit at Saint's church this evening at
7:30 : o'clock : Subject : "Divine Author
ity of Joseph Smith. " Public cordially
Lamps of all kinds , N. Y. P. P. Co.
The first wear is the best. Rent a
brick house just completed of Odell
The Chaiitauqun Move.
Through the kindness of the BEE wo
use its columns to answer some of the
questions asked by parties seeking in
formation respecting the Chautauqua
movement and the location of an as
sembly near Council BlulTs.
The Chautauqua circle consists of
persons in any community that are pur
suing the same line of reading or study ,
and meeting occasionally as students for
recitation or to renew their reading or
studies , the reading of papers on special
subjects , recitations , etc. In short it is
i school for mutual improvement in
ivhich all ages , boxes und condition
may participate.
To miss this year's circle is to miss
the opportunity of a life time. Invita
tions arc extended to all to join the
circle. It meets every Monday evening
it 7iJO : sharp at the Y. M. C. A. for the
present , corner Main street and Broad-
, vay.
The Chautauqua circle is not the
Dhnulauquu assembly. Although some ,
members of the circle are connected
with , and all are naturally interested in
the success of an assembly hero.
The Council BlulTs assembly propose
to secure grounds , beautify and make
them attractive for summer camping ,
recreation , and by providing the best of
lecturers , musical and scientific
teachers , further aid in drawing to us
the educated of communities about us ,
also thobo less forward but , who desire
intellectual improvement.
To this end a stock company is pro
posed with capital stock of $50,000 di
vided into shares.of $5 caeh. '
The shares over paid are not assessa
ble ,
No indebtedness can bo imposed on
the assembly above two-thirds of its
No stockholder is liable beyond the
amount of his stock. i
The articles of incorporation are on
record at the county recorder's oilico
.ind can be seen by any one. '
Wo need $10,000 more subscribed to
the block before work can bo commenced
or a debt incurred , us it is deemed best
to start the work on a sound financial
basis or not do it at all.
A story has been put in circulation
that a syndicate is attempting to unload
an unprofitable hind speculation on the
assembly in the lands proposed for the
assembly near Parks mills. Such a re
port is untrue in spirit , purpose and
Those grounds were voted as best for
purposes of an assembly , in regular
meeting and open report of committee
that had spent weeks in looking up
suitable grounds. The bame meeting
voted to organize a stock company and
elected its officers for the onbuing'ycar.
It voted to secure the grounds near
Parker Mills , appointed a soliciting
committee , and instructed them to
obtain subscriptions for stock for the
purchase of those grounds.
The parties interested in the grounds
and vicinity have pledged about $10,000
to the stock , and that the soliciting
committee had before coming into the
city for subscriptions.
If only sixty acres be purchased for
its assembly thefft subscriptions nearly
cover the first cost of the grounds , o'r
nearly furnishes the grounds clear to
the assembly. The weakness of the
statement of unloading on the assembly
must bo apparent.
But our wisest men think wo should
becure , whilewo can , bay eighty acres ,
and so make it possible for the best im
provements , and that the plans for such
an assembly bo commensurate with the
size and possible growth of our city and
the grand possibililis of our location
Besides paying for the grounds , money
is needed to clear the grounds of under
brush , fence them , open artificial lakes ,
clean out the stream running through
the grounds and so aflord opnortunitj
for boating , lay out drives , make walks ,
build an amphitheatre , etc. , etc.
J Now subscriptions to stock can bo ob
tained outside of our city , but for our
own credit wo should first give good
evidence that wo appreciate and wish
such institution located hero. That
can only bo done fauvo by prompt and
liberal subscriptions at homo.
Wo wish to place $ .50,000 stock.
Wo must have $80,000 subscribed before
wo can begin work :
If Council BlulTs will subscribe $20-
000 then wo will go to other communi
ties and ask to subscribe to an enter
prise that is proportionately to thoii
I cannot ask other communities to
subscribe to locate an institution hero
that , as a city , wo do notlibqrally aid.
Citizens of Council BlulTs : The plant
ing of the Council BlulTs assemblj
among your beautiful blulTs depends
upon you. It will bo a grand institu
tion for good to you and to the west.
It will bring to your city a people you
greatly desire to como hero , ' ana goinf.
away they will carry a good report uni
sound through the land the praises o
your excellent name. Will you como
forwared and help nlon the work by
your influence and your names ?
Corresponding Secretary C. B. A.
Live happy this winter by renting anew
now brick of Odoll Bros.
Store und Saloon lumps , N. Y. P. Co
A Small JJIazo.
Yesterday afternoon between 2 and 3
o'clock an alarm was turned in from box.
80. The fire was at the Chicago , Rock
Island & Pacific passenger depot , thereof
roof of which was burning vigorouslj
when the fire department arrived. No
1 was first on the ground , quickly fol
lowed by the hooks , then by No. 3 and
the llames were quickly quenched. The
damage was mainly to the roof , abou
ton feet of which was burned. A do
fcctive flue was the cause.
Telephone 109. Odell Bros. , for bes
now brick IIOUEO in city.
The LnitLajr.
Remember to-morrow , Monday , is the
nst day of Chapman's 80 per cent dis-
ount on ordered frames. Rush in your
vork and have it framed while prices
ro down.
Dr. J. T. Van Ness , physician and
urgcon , oflico room 8 , Opera house
> lock , will attend professional calls day
r night. Residence corner Eighth
ivenuo and Fifteenth street.
Notice to Claim Property.
The owners of certain restaurant
iroperty and tents , sent to Lincoln ,
sob. , during the state fair , by the team
of M. E. Weuthorbeo , of Council Bluffs ,
a. , can have sumo by calling on him
inu paying charges ; if not , same will bo
old November 1,1887 , for Mild charges.
Parlor and library lamps , N. Y. P. Co.
Marrlngc Itltcs of the Mitskokccs nnd
Chnuktuwa * .
Kansas City Times : J. F. Cooper , in
ils "Leather Stocking" tales , and
jongfollow in "Hiawatha , " have made
all the literary world acquainted with
ho traditions , customs and manners of
ife among our northern Indians , writes
Mr. H. Puxson in the Knnsns City
Times. So long us these books are read ,
so long will live the beuutiful , fanciful
mugincry of these tribes. But the
Indians whoso homos were further
iouth , who were subdued later , have
been neglected. Little has been written
) f the tribes who for so long wandered
through our southern stutes , peaceful
when unmolested , und asking only to bo
allowed the free range of their hunting
Most of these tribes of the south are
now gathered in the territorial land
given them by the government. In the
semi-civilized state of society in this
section , there is little to recall' the "ro
mance und sentiment usually connected
with thoughts of the red man. A civil
ized Indian possesses but little attraction
: o the casual observer. Yet when the
, nner life of the people is reached ,
when the outer form of stolidity is
probed , and the real heart of the people
revealed , there is still much to attract
; he romancer.
The Indians are very fond of rccall-
ng many of the exploits of their ances
tors , and when they gather around the
camp-fires ut night , pipes are lighted
vnd many tales are told of the strength
and prowess of their chiefs in former
days , before the pale face made women
of their braves. There the young In
dians are carefully instructed in the
laws by which the tribe was formerly
Among the most interesting of these
former customs , now almost extinct ,
was the marriage ceremony. This dif
fered widely in the different tribes.
Among the Muskokeo or Muscogeo
tribe the ceremony was quite amusing.
The loving youth desirous of talcing into
liis wigwam some captivating black-
oycd maiden first went to the father of
the girl and bargained for her. If ho
could give a sufficient number of ponies
the contract yas concluded. But the
wooing of the girl was yet to come. As
human nature is much the same , be the
skin white or red , it is supposed that
the girl was not totally ignorant of her
lover's preference. But , true to her
feminine nature , she would not betray
her knowledge. In a few days the lover
comes , riding his fleetest pony and lead
ing another. These he tie.s in a clump
of trees some distance from the house
of his bride. Then ho begins
a course of action showing the
natural love of the Indian for
bteulthy notion. The family is
expecting him , and have prepared sup
per for him ; yet ho approaches the hut
as though his life depended upon con
cealment. No foe ever invaded nn en
emy's camp with more caution. Spring
ing from one tree to another , hiding
behind bushes , crawling across open
spaces , ho approaches nearer and
nearer. When further concealment is
impossible he arises erect and walks to
the hut or tent. He is invited to enter
and cat supper. Ho no sooner accepts
the invitation than the girl , who has
watched him in supposed ignorance ot
his mission , takes a gourd and goes to
the spring for water. She is soon fol
lowed by the lover , who picks her up in
his arms and carries her to whore the
ponies arc tied. Oil they go to his homo
and people , and the bra\ohas married
a wife.
The Cliatah or Choctaw tribe has no
more public ceremony. After the preliminaries
liminaries have been arranged with the
parents , the friends of the families are
called together in some pleasant grove
near by , and a certain distance is
marked off on the smooth , level ground.
The girl is given a start of a few yards
and at u signal begins to run to the end
of the course , the lover in close pursuit.
If ho overtakes her ho must carry her
back to the starting point , notwith
standing her struggles , and she is then
his lawful property , being captured in
the chase.
It may bo presumed that when the
young bravo has found favor in her
sight , the girl would not run very fast ;
but if ho chanced to bo old and ugly the
girl bometimcs showed great lleotness
of foot.
The religious ceremonies of the tribes
are many and interesting. All worship
a supreme being , and have much the
same ideas of Heaven us the happy
hunting ground , and' all of hell us a
place of torment. The great religious
borvico of the year is known as the
"buskin season , " or green corn dance.
Not nn Indian cats a grain of corn until
after the celebration. The men prepare
for this by a system of purification ,
eating of bitter herbs and taking
of medicines. This sometimes makes
them very sick , but is always rigid
ly adhered to. On a certain appointed
day all the tribe gather together in one
place and a sacrifice of thanksgiving is
olTered to the Gient Father in the burn
ing of a fish , the heart of u deer and an
car of corn. Then the dance begins.
There are separate dunces for the men
und the women , und another dance is
participated in by all. In this lasl
dunce the inner circle is for the women ,
the next for the men and the outer one
for strangers. These lines are striitlj
watched , and any unwary stranger who
in his curiosity oversteps his line is im
mediately besieged until ho pays $1 , or
an equivalent. The dance is kept up
during the entire day , and at night
tired and happy , nil return to thoii
New Method or Handling Grain.
A Buffalo dispatch says : The pneu
matic grain transfer apparatus called
the Cyclone was brought hero yesterday
from 'Cleveland. It is mounted on a
square-shaped barge. Lyman Smith ,
its inventor , has long wanted to show
what it could do in unloading grain frora
vessels into boats , and now hopes to gel
a fair chance to do so. The operation ol
the machine is simple. The grain is
sucked through a fifteen-inch tube from
the vessel's hold into an iron balloon-
shaped receiver on the barge which
bolus 2,000 , bushels and is fitted on scales.
The suction is created by exhausting
the air out of the receiver by means oi
two engines , each fifteen by twenty-four
inches. After the grain ss weighed it
is forced out of the receiver by a btront
pressure of air into its top and conducted
through pipes where wanted. Smith
Harkness Bros.
New goods , beautiful goods , good value
and cheap. Call and see them.
We have now in stock our new purchases in silks , dress goods ,
underwear , flannels , domestic , etc. Headquarters for
We have the largest selection and finest patterns of carpets iu
any city of the west. They comprise
Axminsters Moquettes , Body Brussels ,
Tapestry Brussels ,
3-ply Ingrain , Matting , Ruggs , Etc , Etc ,
We shall be pleased to show our customess these new and
choice fabrics. Do not forget the place ,
401 Broadway , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
claims ho can transfer grain at a total
cost of half cent a bushel and make 100
per cknt on the Investment by handling
only 18,000 bushels per day. The
prebent cost to do the same work
hero now is 1 } cent. By Smith's
plan no shoveling or trimming is
needed. The barge and machinery
cost about $25,000. Smith is well aware
that ho has two strong elements to con
tend against the great amount of capi
tal invested in the elevators here and
the thousand and odd grain-shovelers
who would bo thrown out of employ
ment should his plan bo generally
adopted. The scoopers belong to the
Knights of Labor , and would undoubt
edly make a big fight against this anti-
bhovcling apparatus. Smith says one
of his receivers end engines with con
necting machinery can bo built
for $10,000 and used with the
present elevators instead of the outside
leg , the internal workings being the
pamo us now. This would do away with
hand and steam shoveling and thus ef
fect a largo saving. The apparatus , it
is claimed , can transfer 12,000 bushels
per hour. Smith says ho bus been
promised some grain to transfer , and
the rebiiU of the attempt will bo watched
with interest. A gang of dock laborers
visited the barge yesterday and made
remarks that led Smith to keep good
watch on his barge. Ho had it towed
out of reach from the docks.
Dakota's Capital.
Chicago Tribune : A story is told of a
game of poker that moved the capital
of Dakota. It was at the memorable
winter session at Yunkton , where sov-
erul towns were pitted against one
another as to which should secure the
coveted honor. It happened that two
towns wore tied on the vote , and a sin
gle additional ballot would have se
cured the prize for either. It was in
this condition of aflairs that a job was
put up to .secure the single lacking vote
by inveigling a poker-loving member
into a game of draw.
There were four in the party three
from one of the rival townsand the pro
posed victim from the other. The game
was in an upper room of u hotel und
play was high and furious , as the par
ticipants had full purses. The great
game was after awhile opened with $100
in the pot. It had been agreed to give
the victim a fine hand , and to give one
of the other three conspirators a hand
that would beat it. Ho got the hand ,
looked at it and said , as he raised the
ante , "It will take J200 to draw
cards. "
The other two conspirators passed out
and the victim raised $200. They see
sawed until. 82,000 was up , when they
drew. The conbpirator took one card
to four kings. The victim hesitated
and finally drew three. Then the bet
ting began and did not stop till $2,000
more was on the table. Then the con
spirator made his side oven and said :
"I am out of money , but I'll raise you
ICO acres of land in Beadle county. No ,
I won't , either , but I'll toll you what I
will do I'll bet you my vote on the capi
tal. "
"Done , " said the victim , and the
hands were spread out. The con
bpirator had four kings and reached for
the pot.
"Hold on , " said the victim , ns ho
laid down four aces. "Your vote will
bring the capital to Bismarck , " and it
did.His bund had been a queen full on
aces , and ho discarded the queens , but
where ho got the aces nobody could
Trotting - Stallions
TOE GARY , Council BlHfls ,
SPECIAL nd\citisementsMichas LostPound.
To Loan , Poi Sale. To Kent , Wants , Hoarding ,
etc. , will bo insfited lu this ( olumu tit this low
lateofTKN CENTS I'EH LINE for thorn-Mini
Fertion and 1 ivu Cents 1'er Line for each subso.
fluent insertion. Leiue udveitin'mentH at oulf
olllce No. 12 I'earl Stieet , near Uroaduftjr , Coun
cil lllulls , Iowa.
OH HENT Homes and fmnlslied rooms. J ,
It. Da\ldsou , Kio Plfth nvcmio. '
FOll SALE Choice stock of goodw tn country
store. Pine oiienlng for bubiness worth
KI.MX ) . Address Stonu & Slmti , Council Blulls.
Iowa. J
V\7-ANTED-A..gooilt'lrl. kitchen work.
Mrs. ,1. Mueller. ? Willow nenuo.
W A Rood cook. Mis. Thomas Offl
cer , fklJ Willow avemio.
rilO EXCHANGU-PorCouncil IlluirsorOmnlui
-1- property , a letuil stock of boots ami Bhoec ,
amount , HXK ( ) . Call ut stole , No. Ma llroadway ,
or addrets Jl. M in tin , Council lllulla. low a.
FOll SALE Second-hand Columbia bicycle
very cheap , KMnch , at lice ofllce.
FOH IIRNT A new modem eight-room house
very convenient , w ithln ! i'i ' blocks of dummy'
depot. Inqulio of W. II.Vaie , over Savings
bunk , Council mull's.
ONEhundied thousand ilollais to on
real estate and chattels by F. J. Day , X |
Pearl at.
BUILDING lots and acre piopoity for t > nlo \ > 4
F. J. Day , liU I'earl tt. , *
TTKW SALE OK THAIi-Por : Council Hluffi
-t propelty , 40,000 ncit" ( of Iowa nnd Noj
biaskalaud. J. U. like , 110Main ( . , Council
F1 SALE 100 ncres of choice land imiiroVeil
UK follows : Small house and stable , 4WI
rods of 3-wiiu fence , 'JO acies of breaking , 11
aciesof ash trees in thiifty growing condition ;
I'llcutl.hU ) . TerniH easy. Addiesa Charles U.
Wilson , Oxford. Neb.
FOIl SALE My lesidcnce propeity coiner 8tb/
fct. and 6th live. Pine 8-room hoiihu , t\vo >
lots , the corner one. vacant. City Muter and
hcwcraKe. Rood bain , caijlnKO house , etc. A1
batpaln if taken t-noii. Aiiiilv on piemises or r.C
No. 14 I'earl ht. , Council llliills. S. T. Prencb.
Spot Cash !
Prices for Groceries
Pew dercd Sugar , 12 Ibs tl 00
llestCiit Loaf Bugur , UMbi 1 J
Granulated Sugar , 14 Did 1 00
Confectionery A , 14S ! lus i do
Huron A , 15 Ibs 1 00
Good Hlo Colfce ( roust ) , pvrlb 26o
Good Plour , per W Ibs , VOo
lllverbldo Flour , per bbl C 00
Itiverslde Plour , per sack 1 80
Diamond lllutl Flour , per bbl B 60
Diamond IllulT Flour , per sack 1 4fl
Whlto Hear Soap , 2.5 Ibs 100
All other goods In same ratio of discount.
Give 113 a call and examlna our prices.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
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