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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; FRIDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1887.
THE DAILY BEE.
OFFICE NO. 12 , BTHKET
Delivered by carrier In any part of the city nt
twenty cents jior wtth.
11. W TII.TCIN , . . . * " " " > " .
UMSFPR nrricR. No.
ti. Y. Plumbing Co.
Iteltor , tailor , Full goods chcnp.
See Chniimun'H pictures for Christmas.
There was no business In police court ycs
"Only n Fnrmcr's Dnughter" Is to uo pre
sented hero on the Hist lust.
A ninrrlsiKO license was granted ycstcnlny
to J. J. Smith and Ucttln Dludnct of this
The front doors of the new rourt house
shows up well , now that they tire Betting
lliclr finishing touches.
The schools of the city will close this after
noon for the holiday vacation. They will re
sume on Monday , January 2.
It you ilcxlro to ( 'ct a new Hall typo writer
cheap , drop u postal card to II. A. P. , HER
on > c. A Bruit bargain for the first who up-
The holiday trade in Council Bluffs is better
than any previous season. So say the mer-
chanta , und thf.v wear smiles which show
that they aru telllnjr the truth.
The residents of Persia complain because
by a recent I'h.in o In the time tables they
are deprived of one mail a day between
Council HlulTs and that place , and their com
munication with this metropolis otherwise
This afternoon , at 1 ; .10 o'clock , the pupils
of the eighth grade , high school , will give a
Christmas entertalnmcntcomposcd of choice
Ringing , opcaklng , reading and essays.
Mimic will lie furnished by Miss Lit 1'orti-
fleld. Parents and friends are cordially in
vited to attend.
Chief Mullen returned from Stanton.Ncb1 ,
yesterday with the forger , Harry U'liin. Ho
has been Identified by four of the parties
whom he swindled. His bond was llxed at
tlKX ( ) for his appearance next Tuesday. Ho
could not secure it and is putting in his time
at the county ] uil.
City Engineer Testovin was very happily
reminded of his fifty-seventh birthday uiinl-
vriBury by bis live assistants rallying about
him , and presenting him with an elegant
chair , In which they bid him sit down and
rest himself. It has been u busy and trying
year for the engineer , and this pleasant inci
dent is an appreciated bright spot in the rec
Arrangements were made yesterday by
which all the banks in the city are to close
on Monday , and it is expected that most of
the business houses will likewise observe
that day. The churches are preparing for
upccial ' crvices on Sunday , and there tire
numerous entcrtiiininentH being planned for
Saturday and Monday evenings , so that this
will be a soil of three ring Christinas show
The Anita mall bag the other day was
found by section men about a milo and a half
west of that station , torn in shreds and the
mall scattered along the track for nearly a
mile. It is sumxiscd that the fast train , in
stead of catching the Hack properly in some
way threw It under the train , and it caught
on something and hung fast until it was
letter-ally torn into pieces.
Frank McMiihon. who was run over by the
cars , necessitating the amputation of one of
his Icirs , was unnulo to survive the ordeal
and Hied at Denver Wednesday night. His
remains will arrive hero this evening. Ho is
n brother of George McMahon , employed at
the Y. M. C. A. rooms. The funeral will
take place Sunday at - o'clock , und interment
at Keg Creek cemetery.
Opium , morphine habits cured. DR.
UELLINOKR , 014 K'wuy , Council BlulTs.
Holiday goods t Mrs. E. Bui'lioni's.
Always at the 'Front.
\Vo huvo now one of the most com
plete btock of fine und medium-priced
wutche.sand chains , diamonds , gold jew
elry , line murblccloeks , silver and plated
ware , gold-headed canes , umbrellas ,
opera and Held places , and nil the
standard styles of the Ipadikig novelties
of the season. All prices so low as to
defy all competition. At No. 27 South
Main street. C. B. JACQUUMIN & Co.
choice in Christmas Slippers for
a Present to Gentlemen , at Adams' .
Wo have buyers for property that
must bo sold. Johnston & Van Patten ,
33 Main street.
The Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific
railway will sell excursion tickets to all
stations at one faro for the round trip ,
on Dee. 24th , 2' > lh. 20th and Jllst , also
Jan. Iht and 2nd , 183S , good to return on
or before Jan. 3rd.
Heavy Light Expense.
Among the different items In the list of the
city's expenditures the one for street light
ing ; is not inconsiderable. Since the 13th ol
hist March the gas lights on the streets have
cost the neat little sum of < 2tWJ , or * . * . > S pci
month. The new tower lights will do awaj
with this item , and suhstituto in Us place u
monthly bill of fMO , or SO.T'-H ) n year. The
electric lights cost NO each per month , miik
ing * * * per month for each of the sevei
towers. At that price the light is too eostlj
to have nny of it wasted , so the triplc-shndov
lanterns liuvo been removed and the cleat
glass globes substituted. As the city pays
nearly $ iO per night to have the benotU of the
towers , it is supi > oscd that it will have eredi' '
for that amount when the lights are no1
lighted. If that is the cose , the city has madi
about ? .V ) this week.
In further Justification of the cost foi
electrie lights it should bo berne in mind tlin
the gas lights were all put out between 1
and 12 o'clock at night , while the electric
lights are to blaze till 'daylight , nearly twice
For best quixlity coal uml wood , cul'
On Glcason , lit ! Pcnrl street.
Largest assortment \Vurm Slices a
K. H. Sheafo loans money on ehatto
security of every dei-cHptiim. IMvtito
ooti.suiting room ? . AH business btriotl *
confidential. ORK'o oOO Broadway , cor
nur Mttin street , uj.stairs. .
The Bluff * Will Oet There.
Keith , of the Crawford County Bulletin ,
believes In Council Bluffs' growth , and lie
thui plants his faith , which is larger than a
must.inl seed :
The passenger train between .Manilla and
Council Hluffs has been ilim'ontinued. It is
not stated why this has bocn done , but it is
thought that the suburbs of Council Bluffs
will Hivoll up until they reach Manilla , or
that the latter town will InflHto Its latltiulo
until it collides with Clciso's brewery. In
either of wblcb events the street cars and a
fe\V Judicious Inte'ruiurri.itrts will do Just ai
well AN a pasRcngi-r train.
Kirkland will Rive you bnrjjulns in
wntohea , clocks ruid jowclry ,
Money to loan. Cooper ifc Jud on.
Tlio Centrnl dniff Btorc , under J. D.
Slunrt , hng been enlarged nnd rvfur-
ninhcd with ft complete hUx ; ! ; of fresh
di'UK'-t. Fine holiday bookd , ntntionury ,
cutlery nnd mualcul poods at low prices.
Tor tlin Sick.
The condition of Sister Vincent , one of the
attendants in charge of St , Bernard's hos-
1'italjvnft Wan recently very low with hem-
. .rvhrtge of the lung * , In much Improved , the
force nt the hospital has Just been Increased
and two or three more sisters are expected'
about the flrnt of the new year.- The nnvineUl
condition of the liintltuilon 1 < prosperous arvl
tbo njntors are alretwly talking of branching
out In more commodious fiuartcrs.1
THE COUNCIL BLUFFS DOINGS ,
ProuroBS of the Work For the Now
PMOADWAY BRIDGE BUILDING.
tocnth of MM. Ii. W. Wclrlcti-Tho
I/ales ! fjitw Ahout City Monies
The Condition of St. Ucr-
The Tenth Avenue Track.
The work of grading the Union Pacific
depot grounds U being pushed by Contractor
John C. Lee. The track Is already laid from
the transfer to Main street , and will bo sur
faced by the end of the month. There is n
force of fifty teams and seventy-five men now
nt work , and Mr. Leo expects to finish the
work In about thirty days. There are still
two block to bo graded , which will require
about 15,000 yards of dirt. The amount of
work done In the past sixty days Is surpris
ing. Pour or live teams are constantly un
loading at the dump. The exact location of
the now depot is not known , although It Is
supposed to be between Eighth und Ninth
streets. There will bo nothing to prevent
the company from running their cars up to
Main street alter the 1st of January. At the
banks where the dirt Is obtained , several
hundred | Kitimls of powder are used daily for
blasting purposes. The work has now been
going on for two months , but no onolmsbccn
injured by caving banks or explosions. Mr.
Leo gives his personal attention to these mut
ters , and docs not propose to have any acci
dents laid to his charge on the ground of
carelessness. He has been engaged in railroading
reading for scvei .il years , and his long ex
perience shows Itself In his work.
Every one innking a cash purchase o
2"i cents at T. 1) . King & Co.'a cigar
store guts ti clianco in the annual prize
drawing. Twenty elegant prizes.
Troxull Bros , headquarters forChrist-
nuis poultry. Leave your orders.
Lots for sale , $2o cash , balance
monthly. Johnston and Van Patten ,
i3 ; Muiiiht.
T. B. Baldwin
Fine jewelry nt Burhorn's , 17 Main.
Carpet Sweepers For Christmas.
Council BluIVs Carpet Co.
Work is progressing rapidly on the new
bridge. Manager Evans yesterday informed
a BKI : reporter that pier ' ( ) " on the western
bank of the river is llnisbed , and work on
pier ' ! " is well under way. Considerable
delay is experienced from the non-arrival of
material , and us soon as it arrives the work
on this side will be crowded. The pier al
ready completed is set upon a stone founda
tion , which rests upon piling that is driven to
bed rock. The caisson nearest the west bank
will rest upon a hump or knob of bed-rock
that happens to be in just the right place.
Several holes were drilled in and around it
to see whether it was solid or merely a piece
of loose rock , and u diver -as also sent down
to ascertain its character. The result is a
saving of several feet in the depth of the
eaKson. Such knobs are by no means
uncommon along the river , and have been
the menus of sinking several river steamers.
The rock slopes toward the center of the
river , and the other caissons will bo much
deeper. It is expected that by the middle of
January work can be commenced on the ice.
The building of this bridge is something in
which the people are deeply interested , as it
intimately concerns the future of Council
Blutls , and the.\ very naturally want to keep
posted as to the progress of the work.
. . . _ . -
Carpets For Christinas. Council BlutTs
Watches cheap at Kirkland's , 321
Solid and plated ware at Burhorn's.
For Christmas gifts go to Kirkland's.
Bargains in heavy pant goods and
overcoatings. Made up in the best style
and very cheap at A. Keller's till )
Insure with Wadsworth , Etnyro & Co.
Opera glasses at Mrs. E. Burhorn's.
Gold and silver watches at Burliorn's.
Real Instate Thawed Out.
Inquiry among the real estate brokers of
the city reveals the fact that there is a vast
amount of correspondence going on between
these dealers and persons desirous of pur
chasing property in the city. These letters
coino from every quarter of the country and
from men who arc engaged in almost every
conceivable business. To these inquirers the
advantages of the city are being fully ex
plained. Xo less than twenty-live men have
concluded deals and wait only the passing of
the Christmas time to como ticrcuud , have
formal transfers made. These men como to
stay , and how many more there are of the
same kind only time will reveal.
The city is in better shupo to receive these
coiners and give them the property they de
sire than it lius ever been before. Witlihi a
few weeks 1JO ! acres of splendid property
that was before out , has been put into the mar
ket. Kachsucceedingday witnesses transfers
that in their character are indicative of the
future. The less desirable property is nearly
all out of the market so that lands will bo
guaged more by their intrinsic worth tnan by
competitive value. The grading , paving and
sewering of the city 1ms proceeded beyond
the limit of an experiment and the close of
another year will see the entire city in most
The following transfers were recorded yes
tcrdav : II. / . and C. L. Haas to Kdward
Hart lots t to 'J'J inclusive , in blk (1 ( , 8. 'J and
10 In lit , .id to 32 inclusive in l.l , IS and 111 in
18 all in the Gregg tract , $4,500. William
Maloney to Clarence Cunan lot 14 in blk 'J ,
Thompson's add. , $1,0X ! ) ; also lots 4 and . " > in
blk 1 , Bayless' third add. , $1,200. The pur
chaser is u resident of Omaha. P. Lacy to
Hattie A. Hav. lot 10 in blk 4. Regatta place ,
* 100. Mary Maloney to William Maloney ,
lot 1 in blk ; ) , Thompson's add. , * 450. Prank
Cook to ,1. M and O. O. St. John , lot 7 in blk
10 , Beer's add. , NOO ,
Diamonds at Mrs. E , Burhorn's.
Wadsworth , Etnyro & Co. loan money
Gold headed canes at E. Burhorn s
Pobtolllco boxes for doors and posts a
Odell Bryants , KM Main street.
Christmas presents , Burhorn's , ! " Main
You don't hivvo to buy Shoes to got a
Dilemma at Adam's1 Fieo ,
An acceptable present at any lima <
OomcMio sowing inauliino. Oillco 10"
Curtains For Christmas. Counei
Bluffs Cnrpot Co.
A Oty Scales Case.
A city scales case has been recently de
cided , which U of special interest here , as
there has been much controversy about like
questions In regard to city and private scales
here , and the authority of the city council In
the matter , The ca&o referred to arose In re
gard to the Anita city scales. The Case was
first heard by Jndo ; Loofbourow and then
carried up to the mipreUio court , which has
roveraed the doe'sUw ' of Judge Loofbourow.
The supreme court heMs , in effect , that the/
city council bus a right to pass ami enforce
an'ordlnuncf ! compelling all produce to bo
weighed UKm [ thn city scales.1 In. this 'city
the people have elected a city welghmastcr ,
but the .council has bcc-n , strangely inactive In
J regard to so amending the ordinance as to
protect him and the public. The city weigh-
master Is deprived thereby of his merited
income , the city treasury does not receive
t ho percentage which It should have under
the law , and the whole arrandcfflo'nt Is made
a Rood deal of a farce. It has been urged
that the city council did not have n great
deal of authority In such matters , but it
seems from this decision that It In wore of a
lack of disposition thnu authority' .
Sofa Pillow * for Christmas. Council
Bluffs Carpet Co.
Hand glasses at co t. Mueller Music
Gold pens and pencils at E. Burhorn's.
30 bars of Pcisian soap , $1.00 , nt
Troxell Bros , '
Pulling "Colton" Over Their Eyes.
There Is BO truer fact than that the char
acteristics of a man are known by the way ho
docs business. Courtesy should be carried
into business matters , but that all considera
tion for the rights of others Is sometimes for
gotten Is demonstrated In the following
facts : There Is In this city a certain bankrupt
stock of goods. Its real worth Is not deemed
saMclcnt to recommend it to the public notice ,
und the owners have hired a number or
"stecrcrs" whoso business it Is to secure
purchasers. Yesterday these fellows \vero
at work upon the street. Whenever they
met a man who seemingly needed a coat or
other article of wearing apparel they stopped
him and tried to induce him to ticcomiuiny
them to the store. They even went t.o far us
to station themselves near the entrance of
other clothing stores where they tnckclcd
persons who were about to enter. Some of
these appeals were successsul and In one In
stance a customer was taken away from the
very door of a store on Main street. The
other merchants were not slow in under
standing their plan of operations and an ap
peal was made to the city solicitor. They
weie told there was no legal remedy. One
clothier declared he would hire a "lighting
mini" to help him maintain his rights , That
there exists great Indignation among the
dealers is expressing it .iiildly. In conversa
tion with a HUE man one of these "stcerors"
said they had three of them here but they
had nine in St.Joe , "and they keep things hot
you bet. " What the outcome will be of this
new style will appear later.
One thousand head of one. two and
three-year-old steers for sale. Will give
credit to reliable parties. Kncjuiro o
A. J. Greenamayer , UU3 Myiibter st.
Entire change in programme at
Adams' . Call for "Dilemma' ' Free.
J. W. and E. L. Squire lend money.
Dentil of Mr-4. UV. . Wr.lrioti.
Mrs. L. W. Welrieh died at the home of
Irs. Maynard , No. 51(1 ( Washington avenue ,
iVedncsday night. She had besn ill for sev-
: iid weeks , but not seriously , and in fact 1ms
jccn up and about until Monday last. She
, vas thought to be in a fair way for rccoverv
iVhcn apoplexy came , causing unexpected
enth. Mrs. Weirich was born in Washing-
ion , Pa. , forty-nine years ago. She had been
i resident of this city for about twenty years.
Icr son , Kichurd Hawlings , is a well known
imploye of the Globe ollice. He is the only
ihlld of Mrs. Weiriclf s first husband , who
lied in the service during the rebellion. Her
econd husband , Louis Weirich , an old resi-
Icnt of this city , died some two years or more
, igo. The funeral services will be held to-dav
it ! i o'clock from the residence where she
died , Hev. Dr. Phclps olllciating.
Fine mixed candies , llo per lb. ,
Beautiful dolls and doll buggies at
Jost. Mueller Music Co.
The electric tcwcr lights were started nt
2:45 : o'clock this inornmi ? . The company
lad but sixteen globes on hand and these
vero placed upon four of the towers. The
: hanpo was very noticeable. More globes
lave been ordered and as soon as they an ivo
vill bo put in the place of the remaining
Rugs For Christmas. Council Bluffs
Sheriff Palmer , of Montgomery county , is
n the city.
Miss Li/zio Leonard is visiting friends in
M. I. Scars has gone to Davenport on a
Kcv. Mr. Rces went to Malvcrn to lecture
there last evening.
C. H. Holmes , of Magnolia , visited the
W. L. Butler , of Boonc , took in the bights
of the city yesterday.
J. A. Carstenson , of Walnut , was at the
Kiel house yesterday.
Mr. Tamasa , of Pacific Junction , was a
caller in the city yesterday.
W. II. Freeman , the Qakland banker ,
visited the city yesterday.
A. E. Stcphcnson , of Davenport , was a
visitor in the city yesterday.
A. Campbell and wife , o'f Keg Crock , were
guests of the Crcston yesterday.
C. F. Jucobson , of Walnut , a cigar manu
facturer , was in the city yesterday.
Congressman Lyman will spend the holi
days with friends in southern Illinois.
A. M. Clayton and A. U. Scott , of Mace
donia , were at the Crcston yesterday.
J. U. Matthews , and G. W. Briggs and
wife , of Taylor , were nt Kiel's yesterday.
Miss Funny Teclc , of Tubor. la. , is visiting
with the family of G. I-\ Butler , of this city.
W. G. Moore and H. Bevlns , of SilverCity ,
were among these at the Kiel houho yester
F. F. Deitchlcr , of Mineola , ono of the
board of Mills county , was in the city yes
II. C. Branobs , ono of the most prominent
farmers of Hancock , was in the Bluffs yes
George Antcncn has resigned his position
as foreman of Foster's green houses und left
William Folcy , Anamqsa , and II. H. Pal
mer , lied Oak , were registered at the Bech-
Ed Benton and wife , and Miss Underwood ,
her sister , were in the city yesterday doing
shopping for the holidays.
J. G. BristolDCS Mollies ; J. Butler , Mar
ion ; S. C. Huff , Missouri Valley , wcro regis
tered at the Paciilc yesterday.
Mrs. Couch , wife oftho master mechanic
of the Hock Island , left yesterday for a visit
to Chicago Iriends , her daughter accompany
W. D. Elmer nnd wife leave to-night for
Davenport , where they will spend the holiday
vacation visiting relatives and friends of llyo
olden time. "
Creston turned out n delegation of visitors
to the Bluffs yesterday in the persons of B
B. Smith , J. W. Ballrieh , John Hall and J. M
Harrison , train agent of the Q.
Detective Charley Price , of the Milwaukee
railway , has como up from Kansas City for a
holiday visit to his family , nnd will prepare
to remove them to that city at an early date ,
D. Hoist , of the Kiel house , yesterday re
eelved word that his little son , Karl , who i >
with Mrs. Hoist in California , had beet
taken down with the malarial fever. Mr
Hoist telegraphed for later news us to the
boj's condition , and if the reply is not favor
able ho will start fftr California ut once.
KING OF THE BAD MEN.
Colored Men His Favorite Victims
St. Louis Republican : Uuquestion-
ably , the king of the "bad" mon who
infested the border wan James B. Iliekok
belter known as "Wild Bill. " Pages
and almost volumes- have been written
about him , mostlv in a laudatory vciii
While , undoubtedly , ho did fiOt inci-it
near all of Ihcso Haltering lines , bill
Ihcro was come cause for bounding his
praises. Ho certainly was a decidci
improvomeet on the generality of bor
der "killers. " Ho was chivalrous , generous
orous anil posscs'scd of many gcnlle
manly insllncts , anil , had it not boon
for his fondness for drinking , gambling
and killing people , ho would have beun
a desirable addillnn 16 any community. >
. . Bo U said , to his honor , lhat , ho never
harmed anyone but the thugs , outlaws
atid "killers" with whonf ho comes in
contact , ntul oftoii' , thun , in dufenco of
self or a friend.
At different times Wild Bill appeared
at various Kansas ! towns that were then
bully ridden , and almost invariably the
authorities utllizod his abilities us a
pletql wielder by appointing him mar-
Such was tjie cnso in the early days of
Hays bpv , " Kmi.niufj'O'U , \ ' 1&07o JSG ! ,
Iio occupied" tills ollico so successfully
that n great many ol the toughs left the
town or were unable to do so by reason
of having been the victim of differences
between tbeuibe'U'cf ' and the city mar
In ISO ! ) Wild Bill was a candidate for
the otllco of sheriff , but was defeated by
Peter Lunuhun. This disgusted him bo
much that ho loft Hays City no'cr to
return. Soon after Wild Bill's depart-
there was much need of his return.
There turned up in HuybCity one of the
most finished specimens of persoiiilled
devilishness that ever cursed a border
town with his murderous presence.
This was Jim Curry , a desperado so
thoroughly evil that he seemed abso
lutely not to possef-s a hinglo redeeming
quality. Unlike many "killers , ' ' ho did
not confine his attentions to other
things or persons who had opposed or
injured him , but murdered , seemingly ,
for the pleasure of killing. No one was
safe from his attacks , and. during his
stay he created almost a reign of terror.
Detailed accounts of his deeds of blood
and outlawry would llll a volume of
goodly size , but the render would turn
from It , hick with horror , at the recital
of his demoniacal depravity.
Colored men were his favorite vic-
ims. and ho killed several of them for
10 other reason than that they were
iluck. Accounts differ as to how many
legroes were murdered by him. the
lumber being placed all the way from
four to cli'ven. However , it is an
established fact that ho threw the
> odics into a rtl'y well , where they more
than covered the bottom. It is1 said that
10 frequentlv boaitcd that he would
. oinpleU'ly lill his "nigger well" if the
iupply of colored men held out.
A new-comer of the name of Brady
ivas murdered by Curry'who cut his
victim's head nearly oil witli a bowie-
knife and threw the body into a box
car. He fastened the door and it was
uppo.-cd that ho expected the train
that took the car would bear the body
iiwtiy. It was removed , howo\er , and
buried by friends.
Curry was not interfered with for the
cnson that no one cared to face almoit
certain death by molesting him. Final
ly , however , ciimo the crime that fully
irou cd the law abiding citi/.ens to con-
orted notion. While swaggering up
he street , Curry mot a late comer in
ho person of a linrmlivs. inotlensivu
ioy of IV. EMes by name. The desper
ado conimnnded him to hold up his
linnds. and was promptly obeyed. Estes ,
knowing the devilish chili-actor of the
nan , begged mo-t ( jiteously for his
ife. but Curry only jeered at his ap-
> cals. Then. placing his revolver to
ho boyV breast , he shot him
ilcnd , and , stepping over the
body , continued his way up the
street. While the thoroughly enraged
' itizens were organizing to put an end
'or good mid all to the murderer. Curry
quietly decamped , A month later ho
was found in a gully lOOmilesaway with
: i bullet through his head. His slayer
was never known , bill it was generally
believed that a relative of one of his
victims followed and wreaked vcngc-
incc upon him.
While the vigilantes failed to get
Jim * Curry , they succeeded in accom
plishing a great deal of good by pro
tecting the better class of citizens when
the law was unable to do so. The worst
riminals were given a "short shift and
a long rope. " or escaped , never to rc-
ttru. Many of the less advanced cases
of criminality were simply "run out"
and solemnly warned never to visit
Hays City again. It Is almost needless
to add that the warning was heeded in
: ill cases , backed as it was by ready re
volvers and an abundance oj rope. The
rule of the vigilantes lasted ulittle over
a year , and , then , becoming lax , the
toughs gained the ascendency. This
reign of terror covered a period of
about two years , and then waned as the
long-dormant power of the law began to
assert itself. Although bathed in blood ,
as was Hays City in its infancy , to-day
there is not a town in Kansas that bus a
more law-abiding , intelligent class of
Coughs nnd colds come uninvited , but/
you can quickly get rid of these with a
few doses of Dr. J. H. McLean's Tar
Wine Lung Balm.
Swindled By a Girl.
There is a young business man at Milford -
ford , N. H. , mourning the loss of $ liOO
and a promised wife. Ho has a com
panion in misery mourning for the'
same pair of trump1 * , in ox-Parson Mur
ray's homo in Burlington , Vt. Neither
ever saw the object of his affections , and
neither expects to se his cash again.
The Milford man is a pleasant-faced
young man of about twenty-six years , in
business with relatives on Union strect _ ,
and more than comfortably well off in
this world's goods. A sample copy of a
small matrimonial sheet called the
Heart and Hand fell into the hands of
this susceptible Milford man four
months since. Ho read those "ads. "
setting forth in glowing terms the many
prizes to bo drawn by the e matrimoni
ally inclined. One in particular struck
WANTED Mate correspondent ; object , mat
rimony ; nil ] , healthy , plump , cheerful ,
called handsome , and would inuku loving \\lfo ;
American only. 1,11.LVMOXTGOMUUV , letter
box , New York city.
It was short , to the point , and as a
business man ho admired it.
So did u retail clothier in Burling
Both mon enclosed their business
cards as proof that they were acting in
the best of faith , and photographs of
the loving Lilly wore asked in return.
A gushing letter was received by each
in a few days , enclosed in which wore
finely finished card photographs of a
haiuiFome young lady. It has since
been learned that the one the Milford
man received was one of Ullio Aker-
btrom , the actress. The Milford man
and the Burlington coat litter were
alike charmed with the cardboard
vision of grace , modesty and beauty , and
opened ut once a lively correspondence
"with a view to matrimony. " Things
went on swimmingly for a few weeks.
The letters were filled with love , and
the cheerful Lilly was teen the prom
ibcd wife of both ,
Then blowly.she began to put in hints
of her poverty , of her being unable to
come to her darling for want of cash.
"It wounds my pride to bpeak of it ,
rtQU ? , " she wrote , "but wo will hide
nothing from each other , "
At last , in the cheery days of October ,
bho asked her future husbands ho of
Burlington , Vt. , and he of Milford , N.
II. to send her a small check so that
she could bury her head in his loving
bosom. At once $160 of retail clothing
profit was whirled down to her in her
metropolitan homo , but Mjlford raised
him S50 , and iiOO went to fit out his
Nol a word have they heard from hoi
since. Neither has her head been
buried in their loving bosoms to date.
The Now Hampshire man waited a
month , and then opened a correspond
ence with the maunder of. the private
bureau in Now York. He didn't get
much consolation , but lie succeeded in
learning that ho had been duped , but
not alone. A letter of inquiry about the
f-amo fascinating young lady had been
received from the Vermont man , and
iho manager forwarded it to let him
enow how ho had l > een duped. Neither
young man will again approach matri-
nony in this way.
QPKrt AIi advertisements , Riich as Io < tFound ,
C ? To Ixmn , For S leTo Itent , Wants , Hoarding ,
cte. , will lie Inserted In this column at the low
rateofTFN CKNTS 1'KIl MNKfor the Hrst In-
tertlcm nml Five Cents 1'er Line for each sub'e-
quent Insertion. Leave advertisements at our
office No. 13 Pearl Street , near llroiulnny , Coun
cil muffs , Iowa.
WANTKD A competent girl for general
housework. Apply to ( llfi Willow au-imc.
STHAYKn-Young roll , dark bar. Finder re-
warded. Hans Anderson , Ibll B. llth BU ,
H HUNT House of H rooms , ( lood loca-
tlon. Inuulro W. T. Cole , fiiK I'cnrl st
FOIt HKNT Tin- large hull. Mlx.14. lighted by
eight windows und suitable for laigo uni
ces or club rooms. Directly over Hulls' Cull-
fornla fruit store. 1U 1'enrl st. Horace Kvcrett.
"YANTI1) ! 1'irht class gardener , without
, to work '
capital extensive pii'deii on
eM. rift class chance. Address Joseph
-inltli , Council llluffn , la.
JT'XCIIANCIK Omaha and Council Illullsprop-
- eity imd western laud for stocks of mcr-
. . . . . Call on or addreis J. 11. Chrlbtlan ,
1 > 'M llioadway , Council HHills , In.
f OH SAM5 Oil KXCHANdK-Kciulty of 1' }
X1 .shares In Jeffries syndicate. Inquire of
Ihlell llros. \ Co.
TJ'OK SAIiK Very cheap for cash , or would
E exelmnge for Council Illulfs or Omalia prop
erty , a retal stock of boots and shoes valued at
about SIKD ( ) . Call at store. No. MW llroadway. or
addicts H. Martin , samu number , Council
Illutrs , la.
FOU SALE Second-hand Columbia bicycle
very ihenp , tiMnch , at Ituo ollice.
BUH.DINCi lots and acre property for sale by
F.J. Day , 39 Pearl st.
RARE CHANGE ! MUST BE SOLD !
The desliable residence or tmslnos property
known us the Powers I'luce , on t'jiper llrouil-
way opposite the M. K. church , will positively
lie soiif within the next thlity days. Terms :
One-third cu-h , balance In one. nnd two years.
Addles bids to
toGEORCE R BEARD
Omnlm , Neb. , KI17 nnd 1J1D Douglas St.
We are now prepared for the
HOLIDAY TRADE !
Our immense buildings are packed full of
BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT GOODS
In our line , anil at prices that will defy com
petition. We guarantee our Keels _ to bo Just
as wo represent them. Please give us a call
whether you wish to buy or not , and brim ?
your friends with you. It is no trouble to
show our ( ; oods. Ketpeetfully ,
C. A. BEEBE & CO.
DHMcOANELD > CO , ,
Hides , Tallow , Pelts ,
Wool and Furs.
Highest Morket Prices. Prompt
20 nnd K2 Slalu Stieet.Council Illuffsjowa.
Star Stables and Mule Yards
Uroadwny , Council Illuffs , Opp. Dummy Depot.
Horses and mnlcs constantly on hand , for
suit * at retail or In car load lots.
Orders promptly filled by contract onsliort
Stock sold on commission.
Tcli-plimie IH. SCHUJTEIl & IllUEV.
Ul > i > oiltu Dummy Depot , Council Ulutfs.
- GREAT DISCOUNT SALE
OF 2O PER CENT OX
HATS AND GAPS FOR GASH.
15H DOUGLAS STREET. - - - OMAHA.
Trotting - Stallions
FOR SALE CHEAP !
BTANDAUD , UNOIili HULE fl.
WADE GARY , - Conncil Bluffs ,
IF YOU GO TO MISSOURI VALLEY
STOP AT THE
St , ELMO HOTEL !
Sample Rooms Attached.
W. D , IRWIN , Prop.
WM. WELCH ,
aod Express Line ,
OFFICE OIK SOUTH MAIN MT.
. . ' . Telephone No. ft ) .
AIV calls from District Telegraph . Onico
promptly attended to. , .
IT WOULD TAKE MORE ROOM
THAN ALL THE NEWSPAPERS IN THE
CITY TO REPRESENT IN PRINT
HENRY EISEMAN & CO.'S
GRAND HOLIDAY STOCK !
But it is well known that our house contains such a multitude
of items that it is impossible to name them , nor could
the papers make space to enumerate the
articles now on exhibition.
Kueh and every one of our departments will offer thousands of useful and
SUITABLE FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS !
We have made every ofl'ort to place on sale the most ntlraetivo and useful good *
at the lowest possible prices , and we invite inspection and comparison.
Special Handkerchief sale this week at
A5c. . lOe. 15c , ioe , up to $10. Kach
and all go at about half price.
Silk Handkerchiefs and Mufllors in
largo variety. Laces , Kmbroiilcries ,
Fichues , Lace Collars. Kid and Fabric
Gloves. All must go at this great wile.
Clonks. Suits , Wraps , Gentlemen's
Dreeing Gowns and Smoking.lackets.
Ladle's .Slumber IJobes1 , Japanese
Smoking Jackets all Sil ! < and Quilted
at $5 , iti , $7.60 to $10. Kueh a very
suitable present from a lady to n gen
Special bargains in our Art goods de
partment. Stamped Linens , Knit
goods. Underwear. F.vorything must
be sold tliis week. "
Come to the People's store first and see
what wo can do for you.
We know wo have the goods and that
our prices will save you money every
With every ? 2 purehn u you will re
ceive a ticket for one clianco in our
100 grand free presents.
MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT AT
HENRY EISEMAN & CO. ,
314 , 316 , 318 & 320 BROADWAY ,
COUNCIL BLUFFS , : : : IOWA.
DO YOU INTEND TO BUY
SO , S IS
PIANOS Tnr. FUI.I.KST. HIGHEST Toxn. OuiiANS SMOOTH IN Tovr.
PIANOS TIIK IJATKST STYLUS IN OSKS. OlKUNS-Kl'l.l. IN VflMIMK.
PIANOS TIIK MOST UKAIITIKUL FI.NIMI. UIIU1NH Kl.KtUNTI.Y I'lMhllKD CtSES.
I-O WEIR. E3VER-
We Defy All Competition and Challenge a Compurlaon of Guodu and I'rlccy
With Any House In iho AVcst.
SEE US BEFORE YOU PURCHASE !
SWANSONlJUsiTcOMPANY , 329 WEST BROADWAY ,
COUNCIL BLUFFS , . . . - IOWA.
HTTP Ifl ? Attorney-at-Law , Second Floor Brown
DUIUlD , Building , 115 Pearl Street , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
0/lTITJP 7 Ju"stico of the Peace. Office over American
, OVJflUUZJj Express , No. J19 liroadwny , Coimcil'Bluffs ,
CTAMU J& QTMQ Attorneys at-Law , practice in the State
01UHD Ot OllUO , and Federal Courts. Office Rooms 7
and 8 , Slmgart Beno Block , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
EO DIpWDTf Justice of the Peace , 415 Broadway ,
, 0. DmUlDll , Council Bluffs. Refers to any bank or
business house in the city. Collections a specialty.
DRS. WOODBURY & SONS ,
FINK GOLD WOHK A SrKciAi/rv.
CRESTON HOUSE ,
Main Street , Council Bluffs ,
Only Hotel In the City with Flro Es-
capo. Eloctrlo Cell Bolls.
Accommodations First Class ,
Rates Always Reasonable ,
MAX MOHN , Proprietor.
OFFICER & PUSEY ,
UUIlroodwuy Council JlliilTn , loua. I'
OGDEN BOILER WORKS
C'AHTKU ASUX , I'rt'l ' *
Manufacturer * of |
All Kinds of Sttam Boilers & S/ieel Iron Work , . |
Orders by mall for repair * promptly attended ' I
to. yuU.ifaUlon gnunintevil. lUtll Avenue. Ad.
Uros UL'Jtn Jjullcr Work ! . Council liluff * , lawv
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