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6 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , JANUARY 30. 188a
THE DAILY BEE ,
OFFICK NO. 12 , I KAllI , .STUKET
Efllvetcdby rnrrlerln nny part of the city at
twenty cento per week.
II. Vf TH.TIIV , . . . Manager.
rtMKFf R nrrtciM No. 4-1.
MdUT KtllTOII Ko.in.
N. Y. Plumbing Co.
Hotter , tailor , Fall goods cheap.
Money to loan on improved city prop
erty by W. S. Cooper , I'M Mnln ptroot.
Ciood conl , full weight , gunrtintccd. C1.
IJ. Lumber company , WW Main street.
Allen fc Boll have nearly completed
the < lenif'ii of Finloy Uurku's now $7.000
residence. It IH eltiimed that it will bo
erected during the coming summer on
The potato race at Dricsbach'n hall
Saturday night was won by Allio Van-
derbnrg. A. mahquerado skuto and
dance will be given Wedncsdny night
for the benefit of F. E. Vimderburg.
The coasting party of nine who went
to Plattsmouth Saturday evening re
turned at 1 1:30 : o'clock yesterday morn
ing. They report a grand' time , and
npcak very highly of their entertain
ment by their hospitable friends down
The parlor.s of the Broadway church
were JllleJ to overflowing yesterday
morning , the occasion being a seven
o'clock prayer meeting. This would
indicate a great religious interest. That
church is enjoying one of the greatest
revivals of religion that has been wit
nessed in that body for years.
The gentlemen who have heretofore
uigniflcd their do sire to organi/.e into a
St. Andrews Brotherhood , were last
evening formally inducted into St.
Paul's Episcopal church. While the
organization is independent in its mode
of operation , this act recognizes it as a
part or branch of the Episcopal church.
The services were very impressive and
were witnessed by n largo congregation.
Broadwoll is still being kept in ,
charge by Slier ! IT O'Neil instead of be
ing taken to the penitentiary. There is
some prospect of a pardon being
granted , which will do awuy with the
necessity of the trip being taken. If
the pardon does not come ho will proba-
nly bo taken to AH. Madison in com
pany with jjrihoners convicted and sen
tenced nt this term of court.
Yesterday the now Catholic church
was thrown open to visitors between the
hours of 12 and II p. in. ( Julio a largo
number embraced this opportunity to
inspect this beautifufbtructuro. With
out doubt this is one of the finest
churches , owned by this denomination ,
in the state. The society is to be con
gratulated in its possession. The date
of its completion and dedication is not
fixed yet. but the work is being prose
The interest of the Wnbash road in
the Union Elevator property will be cold
to-day by SherilT O'Neil at auction to the
highest bidder. This is to satisfy two
judgments secured liy certain creditors
against this stock. These judgment ! ! are
for sovcn and eight thousand dollars
respectively. The accrued interest and
costs in the case will swell this to a total
of between twenty and twenty-live
thousand dollars. Union Elevator 'stock
is valuable , and without doubt the sale
to-day will reali/o more than enough to
fcatisfy these claims.
S. B. Wadsworth & Co. loan money.
E. II. Shcufo loans money on chattel
. security of every description. Private
consulting rooms. All business strictly
confidential. Ofilco 500 Broadway , cor
ner Main street up-stairs.
Sheafo loans money on real estate.
Guns of all kinds at Odoll & Bryant's ,
C04 S. Alain St.
If you desire to pet n now Hull typo writer
chcup , drop a postal curd to H. A.P. . , Bur.
ofllce. A great bargain for the llrst who
' .T. W. Tcrnmn , of Now Sharon , la. , is
nt the Creston house.
Airs. C. B. Swan , of Fremont , Nob. , is
vibitingfrionds in this city ,
Travelers I Stop ut the Bechtolo.
Union Abstract Co. , 2IH3 Alain st.
p. For best quality coal and wood , cal
p.i on Glcason , 20 Pearl street.
Chicago News : A now member from
Texas made his appearance the other
day with long red hair and the cowboy
hat , but after looking aVound for awhile
ho concluded to dress like other people ,
visited a barber shop , had ' his flowing
lock.8 cut short , and then' purchased a
suit of store clothes at the nearest tail
ors. The employes at the capital and
the clerks in the departments are al
ways glad when a now congress con
venes , as the pomposity of the no\\
members always affords them so much
amusement. The- first thing they dc
nfter registering at the hotels is to gt
the house of representatives- survoj
the plaeo whore the statesmanship -
manship is to display itsolf. The :
they select the seat they desire to 00-
oupy and inquire at she ollico of the ser
t'oant-at-arms for their pay. The Biilu-
ries of most of them have accumulatec
fcilneo lust March , and amount to sums o
money which few of them have eve :
had in hand before. In hunting foi
their pay they make many mistakes
Some of them go to the room of the committee
mitteo on finance , others to the room o
the committee on salaries and mileage
others try the postmaster and clerk
until finally they find * the paymaster o
the great body of legations in the ser
Boant-at-arms' ofllco. Others go to tin
treasury department direct , and then
ask for their salaries. '
At the cashier's otlico of the trcasur ;
the other day was to bo seen a tall , lank'
Bcrawny , sallow man , with a rugged
wrinkled face and a tuft of gray whiskers
ors under his chin. lie wore a ding ;
suit of brown clothing and and an over
coat that looked as if its service nntitlei
it to retirement and a pension. Th
boots were unpolished ana the logs o
the pantaloons were scanty as to thoi
length. The coat-sleeves were loni
enough to make up for th
pantoloons' deficiency , and him
in great folds over the rougli
brawny hands. Ho came in with gren
deference , and saying , ' 'Good morn
Ing , gentlemen , " seated himself nea
the door. The usual rush of buslnet
was going on ; persons came and woti
after transacting their duties , and fc
half an hour or more no one took an
notice os the old man. Finally th
cashier epoko to him and asked if h
wished to see any particular person. II
introduced himself as the member froi ,
the - district ° f - : lUi'I wanted 1
" " "
too the cm > hio"r."AIr. Williams mad
himself known , and the old gontlomai
taking from the inner pocket of his coi
HII old-fashionod pockot-book , luiwoun
the long strap that bound it , and pr
duced from a soiled envelope nine co
tltlcates f rqm .tho gorgeant-at-arins i
tfyo houuo , representing over f3,600 , h
salary- since tjio 4tli of March.
PEELERS PEEL EACH OTHER ,
Ohiof Mullen Stalks After O'Brlon ,
and O'Brlon After Him.
POINTS FROM THE PULPITS.
Bliss Freeman's Heroism Used an A
Text Dr. Coolcy Dcclnrca the
Church linn Obstructed
Itself Personals. '
Afore Allotit the Police.
One of the principal topics on the
street yesterday was the trouble in the
ranks of the police as stated in the
morning papers. The members on the
force wcro willing to talk on the subject
and the matter was freely discussed at
the police station as well as outside. It
scorns that the company that watted
upon Mayor Rohror comprised the entire -
tire force with tho.exceptions of Patrol
Driver Nicholson , Officer Tamisea and
Chief Alullen. who was In Nebraska
after a witness in the Whltmer horse-
stealing case. The fact that the force
took advantage of the chief's absence to'
make their complaints against him
gives color to the counter charges of
under hand work brought against the
ringleader of the kickers and his allies.
It is stated that this member , who is no
other than the captain of the force ,
O'Brien , has boon working against the
chief ever since ho has been in that
position , and has an overwhelming de
sire to wear the chief's badge himself.
He is also an aspirant for the marshal's
chair , and seems determined to get one
of these places. As nearly as can bo
learned from the police , this
plotter secured their backing by
circulating the report amonir them that
the chief was keeping for his own use
money that should go into the common
pool fund. The fund consists of the
money that is obtained as rewards , or is
obtained in addition to their regular
salaries. Last week the * amount was
divided between the thirteen members
of the police and marshal's forces , and
each man's share was $14.80.
The particular case which occasioned
the muss , was that of Drum Major Car-
bee. When that notorious gentleman
skipped out , the band boys raised $40 for
the purpose of paying the chief's expen
ses in bringing him back. The actual
expense incurred was $2o , and the other
$16 was returned to the subscribers , who
gave the chief $ -1 " for his trouble. This
amount was put into the pool.
At the last session of the board of
county supervisors , this bill of $ iM for
expenses was allowed. At that time
Chief Alullen was in Illinois , whore lie
was called by the death of his sister.
When he returned the men demanded
that the money bo turned into the pool.
This the chief refused to do , saying ho
should return it to the parties
who had advanced it. The money
has not yet been returned , and
Air. Alullun yesterday stated to
n BKK reporter that the reason was that
he only received the money a few days
ago , and had not yet soon the man to
whom it was to be wuiil ,
It is certain that "matters on the force
are not as they should be , and that there
in a great amount of queer business
going on. It will bo remembered that
a few months ago a runaway couple
from Nebraska were caught at the
transfer by the husband of the eloping
woman , and services of the police were
called in. The captain of police ma
nipulated that affair , and $7 was turned
into the pool as the result of it. At the
time much dissatisfaction was expressed
by the members of the force , and it was
hinted very openly that the captain had
salted a neat little sum in his own
pocket , that should have been common
It is whispered secret among the po
lice that Major Williams , the murderer ,
was assisted out of the city by members
now on the force , and charges of a
most startling character arc feoly made.
There is no question but what fully one
half of the men on the force should bo
removed. It is equally certain that the
chief has been too easy with his men ,
and that they have ridden over him
rough-shod. The claim -mad by the
chief is that the mayor is a higher au
thority than ho , and that suggestions
for neglecting the actions of the men
should come from that source. During
the past two yefirs , there .have been
four mayors presiding over the city's
affairs. Since the death of Mayor
Chapman , his three successors , being
appointed to fill his unexpired term ,
have seemed unwilling to inaugurate a
needed reform in this branch of the
city's service , and have been waiting
for someone who would have a full term.
A morning paper stated that in their
complaint to the mayor , the men argued
that the chief had never made an ar
rest. This they deny , and the police
register at the station credits him with
thirty-nine arrests in the past two
months , the only on'o having made a
greater being Otllcer Rose , who has
brought in forty. The number of ar
rests made by a chief of police argues
nothing for his capacity to act in that
position , for it is his executive ability
that fits him for the position. It is in
this respect that Chief Alullen is want
ing. His men are not well disciplined ,
and rules are totally disregarded. He
stated yesterday to the BKK man , that
on several occasions ho had blown his
whistle in different parts of the city tc
see if the night police were on thoii
beats , but had failed to find them. On
Saturday evening the patrol wagon WHS
driven the whole length of leVer Broad
way with the gong ringing , but not u
f "peeler" appeared in sight. It is
scarcely a week since ono of the inghl
patrolmen wont to sleep in the ofllco 01
the Pacific house , and slept HO sound ! }
that it was quite dilHcult to awaken bin
when his services were required shortlj
after midnight. Such things speak illj
of the efficiency of the force , and justify
the citizens in their demand for a null
cal change and bettor police protection
Splendid chance to go into the implo
incut business at Beatrice , Neb. Sine *
the history of Beatrice there has novoi
been half so favorable a time as at pros
out. If taken at once will sell the entire
tire stock of general implements , con
si sting of seasonable goods , regardles
of cost. Address mo at Council Bluffs
o la. , or Beatrice , Neb. O. P. McKesson
[ I assigneoforW.'l. Shullonburger.
' * "
it Money to loan. W. S. Coopor.
The Cliurch Obstructs Itself.
Dr. Cooley , at the Baptist church , dc
llvorod a plain , practical , blblo dis
cour&o hist evening. His tlicino , base
upon 1 Corinthians 3:3 : , was : "Th
church the chief obstacle to her ow
advancement. " The speaker asked nu
- answered the following quohtions :
To one who looks ovovhopasi his
tory of the church and sees how littl
progress she has umdo to what sh
ido ought to have accomplished , what
or - the cause of this slow rate of achieve
ref mcnty Why , after the lapse of noarl
is nineteen centuries , has tne church n
moi'o .povvor in the world ? .Why at
such largo portion ! ? 6f onf globe still
without the go pol ? Why , In nominally
Christian IniiilH , are there so few real
Christians'/ there any luck of inher
ent power in Christianity'/ Has the
gospel spent its force before nine-tenths
of the inhabitants of the earth have
ever hoard of its oltor and provisions of
salvation ? Has Satan proved hiin-iclf
too strong for Christ ?
It is true that wicked men have ar
rayed thcmsolveri against God's people
in all ages of the world's history , and
witli all their acts of blandishment and
fierce persecution hitvo sought to unroot
her and drive her from the face of the
earth , but this opposition was all fore
told by Christ. lie warned his disci
ples that the llres of persecution would
bo kindled ; that the bitter hatred of the
world be directed against them , but Ho
assured them that Ho would bo with
them till the end of time , and the pow
ers of hell should not prevail against
thorn. With all this opposition the
church commenced her existence. In
spite of lire , bloodshed , torture , shame
and death the apostles and early Chris
tians prcHched .the gospel so effectively
that IPultituctcs embraced it. The cross- ,
however great its offense , became the
power of God to the salvation of mil
lions of believers. So great was the
progress of the church for the first
three centuries of her existence that
her greatest earthly enemy was con
quered and became an ally. Christian
ity ascended to the throne of the Cajsars
in the person of Constantine and
changed the government of the Roman
empire from a foe to the patron of the
Had the Christian religion continued
to advance for the last fifteen hundred
years as it did during the first three
hundred , this world would have been in
a very different condition from what it
now is. Six hundred millions of human
beings would not now be without the
bible. Wars , slavery and nil forms of
oppression would lonV ago have censed.
The question again occurs : Why did
not this rate of progress continue ?
Why did not the church go on from
conquering unto conquering ? Wo are
not of those who believe that all the
piety was confined to the primitive
church or that all the zeal and heroism
were possessed by the first Christians.
Neither would wo underrate the ad
vancement made by the church during
the past Ilftoon centuries. She has made
her power felt among the nations. She
has immensely oluvntcd social life.
There is a higher standard of morality
to-day in business and civil life- than
over before in the history of the world.
The conscience of man is generally
more enlightened ; civilization is moro
thoroughly Christian ; government is
wiser and moro liberal than at any past
period. The comforts and conveniences
of lifo are more generally diffused ;
there is less Buffering , less ignorance
and , we believe , less crime in proportion
to population than over before.
Then again , there is far greater
publicity than in past centuries. The
Dress and telegraph spread out before
us everything tlmt occurs in the whole
civilized world , so that wo have it every
diiy and week. * * * * There is
far greater light now than at any lime
in the past. Tlfo.-so things which were
winked at , oven approved , are now
universally condemned. This will explain -
plain why we and the world are so much
Itipro conscious of present crime and
wickedness than in the past. While
these facts are true it is also true that
the church is not making the progress
which marked the beginning of her
history. Why is this ? Several reasons
may be named.
First. Her doctrinal corruptions.
The church made great progress at
first because her doctrines were pure.
She had received them from Christ
and the apostles , and so long as she
retained them unchanged they had a
divine power. * * * * But in
the fourth century the gospel was over
laden with the teaehingsof men. False
systems of philosophy perverted the
simplicity of the gonpol. Instead of
placing1 her reliance upon the simple
truths ot the gospel the church made
use of the reasonings of men. * * *
Instead of the church lifting up the
world the world dragged down the
church. Shorn of her strength and
despoiled of her divine beauty the
chuivh became an object of reproach ;
a hissing and byword. No longer feared
she was henceforth despised. Instead
of exerting a positive inlluence upon
the world she lay at the mercy of crafty ,
wicked men who used her to carry out
their purposes. This period was the
"dark ages" of the church" and the world ,
but when by WycklilYo and Tyndnlound
Latimor add itidloy in England , by
Huss and Jerome in Bohemia , by Luther
and Melancthon iu Germany , and by Cal
vin and Xwinglo in Switzerland
the "Word of God" was un
bound and the weapons of their
warfare were found and scoured
and used , the world felt again the
power of the church. This was the orn
of the reformation , but that was only
partial , for papal error was still toler
ated in the church tvud ritualism has
always been the great enemy of the
gospel. * * * *
A second obstacle is .false systems of
government. The original church con
stitution was the banding of a number
disciples together for the worship of
God. A pastor and bishops were tha
officiary , and were elected by the people
ple of the individual church. * * The
hierarchy , with its three orders of the
ministry , destroyed this simplicity and
its power. It blocked the way of life
and salvation. The people wet'o kept in
darkness and a reign of absolution
. * * *
. Another obstacle is in the persecu
tions which have marked her history.
The wars which the disciples of Christ
have waged against ono another are the
saddest portions of tfio history of the
world. " Here the speaker referred at
length to the religious wars of history.
Ho then continued : "If these have
proved so disastrous to the cause ol
Christ when cherished by different
bodies of Christians , what are they when
entertained by members in the btimc
church toward ono another ? When the
same household is divided among it-
leelf it cannotstand. * * *
A fourth obstacle is hoi1 low standard
of piety. Most members are satisfied il
they are guilty of no outbreaking sins
and attend once a Sabbath , upon the
services of the houseof ' God.
Christian Huties tire a burden , not r
delight. If there was more fervency o
spirit there would bo more conversions
* * A church composed of living , earnest
nest Christians , however few in num
her and poor in worldly goods , is t
mighty power in any community.
The last obstacle in the way of advance
inont of the church is the low standart
of morality prevalent among professei
Christians. Religious morality are prac
tically divorced by many of the member
of our churches. There is such i
thing as being very religious withou
being moral. The Pharisees , in tin
time of Christ , belonged to this class
There are the bamo characters in ou
churches to-day. Persons who havi
little or no regard for their word ; win
do not pay their debts promptly and win
drive sharp bargains. * * * AChristiai
that will connive ut any of the commoi
is practices of trade that tire not entirel ;
honest and honorable , that will rcsor
to subterfuge to carry his point , wil
not only destroy his own usefulness bu
largely'impair'tho power of the churc !
with which ho is connected. A tru
religion covers the whplo life and con- '
duct. It controls its po & &K > r in every
pound ot butter and bushel wf gnlin ho
sells ; in every exchange' ho1 makes : in
every protniso ho gives. * When a man
fails in his morality his- religious pre
tentious arc regarded 119n cloak , a pre
tense , and not a reality. All these ob
stacles must bo removed -before the
church can.be what Godftlcgigncd it.
Miss l-'rceiiniu's MorolfUit.
Last evening Hov. G. WrXJrofIs.pastor
of the Congregational churoi | , delivered
an intciestlng sermon on drawing lessons - .
sons from the incidents of the late
blizzard and especially ( tl\o \ heroism
shown by Miss Freeman. Ho chose as
his text the words , "I am the Good
Shepherd. " His sermon was in sub
stance as follows :
The attention of the whole country has
recently boon called to the noble , wise
and heroic act of Miss Minnie Freeman ,
a young lady teacher in the Mcyra Val
ley district of Nebraska , in conveying in
the face of the recent terrible blizzard ,
her entire school , consisting of thirteen
pupils , to a place of safety. Her won
derful presence of mind , 'her tact and
generalship in the whole transaction
have been the subject of universal and
favorable comment. In fact Miss Free
man stands before the country in the
enviable light of a true American hero
ine. Her praises arc sounded , every
where by tongue and pen , by press
and pulpit , by orators and poets.
Many may look upon this as sudden no
toriety , but it is not notoriety ; it is true ,
sweet , blessed , heavenly honor and fame.
Verily it is such fame as Christ himself
would , approve. Christ said of the
woman who broke the alabaster box of
precious ointment and poured it upon
his head , "Wherever the gospel shall
be preached this shall be told as a me
morial of her , " and so I believe Christ
would say of the noble act of Miss Free
man. It is , I am aware , a great thing to
stty of any one in this poor world , yet it
was a great deed , and if men did not
praise the act it would but prove them
loss noble than they are.
While Miss Freeman is worthy of all
honor , and while I would bo among the
lirst to place a chapulot of undying lus
ter on her head , yqt this service to
night is not held solely to commend her
to the affectionate remembrances of the
world , but to associate our thoughts of
her and her deed with the work of
Christ as ho came into the world to save
men , not merely from tempora\ \ , but
from eternal death. Miss Freeman
jeopardised , but did not , thank God , lay
down her lifo. It was not necessary that
she should die , yet it is evident she
would have died before she would have
forsaken one of her little flock.
Being willing , she doubtless has been
recorded by the good angel as one
who gave her all. Yet Christ was called
upon to surrender His lifo. "I am the
good shepherd : the good shepherd
givcth his lifo for tho"sheop. " "This
was a willing sacrifice. "No man
tulcoUi it ( my life ) from .mo , I lay it
down myself. " Christ di6'd because Ho
loved us. lie died that wo might live.
Greater love hath no man than this.
There are some things that this noble
leader did that are strangely euy go-stive
of the work' Christ. You are all
familiar with the incident , .so that I
need not relate it. /
1. She bound all her pupils to her
self and to ono another. } Thtjro is sug
gested the idea of unity. Christ binds
with the bti-ong and'insoparablo _ cords
of His loj'e and truth of His' disciples.
They arc as closely united to Him as the
branch is united to the vino. They are
also bound together. All of God's
children , in this world , ana united in
common bonds of sympathy and fellow
ship. " We are all ono family.
'Blest bo the tie that binds
Our hearts iu Christian love. '
2. She braved da.igors and trial.It
was not an easy , flower-strewn path in
which she and they -walked 'that after
noon. It was not a picnic ; it was not a
pleasure excursion. Death , like a howl
ing wolf , was snapping at them all the
way. Life has its dangers and trials for
the Christiaiu "In the world ye shall
have tribulation. " .
She encouraged thorn to go forward.
She cheered them , she reproved them
when they were inclined to lag. But
her reproofs had as much love in them
. as her praises or promises. All Was
I love , all was interest. So is it with
Jesus. Ho says to you , 'O discouraged
Christian , don't give up. I am with
you ; keep on ! keep on ! Strive a little
longer. In my father's house are many
. . She took ono little pupil in her arms.
Jesus takes the lambs in his bosom.
How many little lambs Jesus takes in
His bosom ! Is it not kind in Him to do
it ? Yes ; O how Ho loves the lambs !
Ho takes them in His bosom ! Blessed ,
blessed shepherd !
She brought them all safely home.
Not ono was lost ! Christ will save all
who come to Him. None will bo lost ;
none shall be able to plucit you away
from Him. Ho will guide you homo.
She produced joy. O , as that storm
came up can you imngind the feelings
of those parents ? None dare venture
out in it ! I can imagine many a poor
mother crying , "O , my child ! my dar
ling ! " What an agony of suspense they
were in ! But when they found all were
saved , what joy ! So there is joy in
heaven over ono sinner that is saved !
She produced gratitute. While nil
hearts go out to her what must be the
feelings of those dear parents.Vill
they over forget her ? Will these child
ren over forget her ? So with Christ.
How wo love him for our salvation ?
'Lovo I much , I'm much forgiven , I'm
a miracle of grace. '
She has and will receive honor. As
I have said this is right. The people
must bestow it. She must receive it.
And so Christ is and shall over bo hon
ored. 'Now unto Him that loved us and
washed us in His own blood and made
us king's and priests unto God and the
lamb unto Him bo honor and glory forever
over and ovor. ' My friends lot us bo
truer and nobler men and women , and
may wo all bo gathered in pur heavenly
homo when the storms of lifOjiiro over. "
In connection with thol services Mrs.
Wadsworth sang "Ninety and Nino. "
A collection was taken for/iho benefit of
Miss Slmttuck whoso case in many respect -
spect touches the sympathy of the people
ple as strongly as Miss Freeman's does
Domestic patterns at 10-3 Main st.
On the market for ever twenty years.
Still the most reliable ( nd , the most
popular sowing machine made. The
light running Domestic. Onico 105
They Are PaNsiiiR Away.
Another of the old residents passed
away yesterday afternoon. For the past
thirty-four years Fredorika Frederick-
son has been a resident of this county.
During the last ton weeks she has boon
suffering from a cancer in the stomach ,
and death at liiit relieved her sufferings.
She had outlived the allotted threescore
score ? ana ton , having reached the ad
vanced ago of sovonty-oight years. The
funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this
afternoon from her late residence , cor
ner of Pierce and Madison streets.
1 I One thousand head ol ono , two and
it I three-year-old steers for sale. Will give
li ' credlt'to reliable parlies. Enquire o
i A J. Greonamayer.
SNOWBOUND ON THE PRAIRIE1. '
Tales of SutTurhiK nt Benrdsley nnrt
llVoAvn's Valley , Minn.
Mlntioapolis Spec'ial to the Chicago
News : Henry Stouebrakcr , a refugee
from Bardsley , Minn. , lias arrived in
Minneapolis. He said to-day : "No
words of mine can picture the terrible
condition of affairs in that locality.
Boardsley is n little town of 100 inhabi
tants about fifteen miles west of Grace-
villo and some seven mile ? west of
Brown's Valley , the terminus of the
Brown's Valley division of tjio Mani
toba railroad , Wo are right there on
the open prairie , without a stick of tim
ber within reach of us. And yet wo
have managed to pull through since
December 12(1. ( on which date the rail
road brought in two cars of wood and
ono of coal. Since then wo have not
seen a railroad train. Wo have boon
practically cut off from the rest ? of the
world. Alall is a luxury not dreamed
of for weeks.
"But this is a minor consideration
when I tell you that for a week before T
left there was not a stick of wood nor a
pound of coal In the whole region and
not n drop of oil. By uniting several
families in ono and keeping n single fire
going by use of twisted hav and straw
wo have just managed to CKO out a precarious -
carious existence. Wo huvo literally
herded together , huddled up like sheep ,
and by generous use of blankets and
robes kept a little lifo in us. There
have been but three deaths from freez
"Wo can rightfully blame the AInni ,
toba railroad officials for all the suffer
ing. In December the track was clear-
nnd previously big orders had been sent
in for wood and coai. There were
seventy cars side-tracked at Alorris
which the officials would not bring to
Beardsloy , although wo begged it al-
moj on our knees. The company
claimed that there were no engines to
spare. Then came the blizzard of De
cember 20 , and since then wo luivo been
fairly but of the world. The track from
Alorris to Brown's Valley is hardly
moro than two streaks of rust. It is
unballasted. The rails , second-hand to
begin on , have been in use eighteen
years , and no snno engineer dares to
drive 'his train over fifteen miles an
hour in midsummer ; and as for using a
snow-plow , it is out of the question.
Fortunately wo have had plenty of pro
visions , and , by reason of a generous
supply of ( rrain and hay , our stock has
been kept in good condition.
"At Brown's Valley the situation is ,
in some respects , worse than with us.
There the people have been short of
provisions for some tune , as well as
without any lights , but by going out on
the Indian reservation some green fuel
can be obtained. It is almost impossi
ble to stir abroad. The snow is several
feet deep , and in many places the drifts
are fully eighteen feet in height. Atone
ono place was a woman with a baby but
a day old , and not a sign of a fire in the
house. On Sunday I could endure the
strain no longer , and , as I had nothing
to keep me at Boardsloy , took a team
and after a couple of days of floundering
around. I managed to got to Alorris ,
where I took the train for Minneapolis. "
A few days ago a man stood in the
street at Ruby City , W. T. , and killed
two deer. The people in the several
mining camps are killing about ono
hundred a day. When they arc sold at
all a large one will bring $2.50. and
sometimes ono -cannot give them away.
Two thousand two hundred and fifty
pounds of cotton was picked by seven-
year-old Gussie AlcGuiro , of Dart
county , Tennessee , this season , which ,
at fifty cents per hundred pounds , put
$11.2-3 into his bank.
An j eighty" ' ton flat car , which is
the largest over made in
this ertiflftry , is being built in Pncker-
: on , Pa. , and when finished will be used
'or hauling a lot of machinery from
New York to Bethlehem. _
advertisements , suchns Lost.Founrt
SPKCTAIj . For Hnle , To Kent , Wa .
etc. , will bo inserted In this column nt the low
rutoofTRN CENTS PEH 1,1 NK for the nrst In
sertion and Five Cents I'fi Line for each subse
quent luseitiou. Leave advertisements nt our
ollu'e No. K I'earl Street , near Uroudway Coun *
ell Iliads , Iowa.
RBAr.K At a luirKtUn , ono of the llnett
Karden plats adjoining C'ouncfi or Omaha.
Inside old city limits of Council HUiffa. M. K.
ANTKD Oood cook at Creston house ,
Council Illnfrs , Ictwa.
ANTKD lly a young man , single room ,
heated and lighted. Addiesa A. " 4 , lieu
- of mcrchundli-o. Have
Omaha and Council Illutfs'clty property ,
also western lan'l to exchniiKo for Koods. Call
on or address J. JI. Christian , 41'J liroadway ,
Council Illuffa , la.
TilOU KENT New house , 7 rooms. Inquire
JP w. T. Cole. fi04 I'earl st.
"CIOKPALE Furniture and stoves at a sacri-
-I ? lice to reduce stock. You can buy at your
own prices. A.J.Mandel.
T7TOK BAIE Second-hand Columbia bicycla
-C very cheap , 52-inch , at llee office.
( UILDING lots and acre property for sale by
> F. J. Day , Ki Pearl st.
DK. S. STEWART ,
HOSI'ITAI , AND OFFICE 45 FOUUTII ST. ,
Council llluirs , la.
Veterinary Dentistry a Specialty ,
A BARGAIN FOR SOMEBODY
I have now for milea 4-year-old trotting stn'-
lion , His sire and dam both xtanduad
OR , WADE GARY , ,
417 South lull btreet , Omaha.
DO YOU INTEND TO BUT
EOT.AJ&TO OK 6RGKA.fcT : : ?
so , is
rtANOB-TlIK VUM.K4T , ItlCtlKST TOSB. OiioAKM SMOOTH i.v TONB.
J'lANo.s-TiiK MTKST STVI.KS IN C\SK.- < . OHdANd Fltt.l , IN VOI.UVK.
1'IA.NOS TlIK .MOST IIBMITIFUI , FlMiMt. OlUU.SK-Kl.K < ] ANTI.Y FlMsllF.D
31,0 , s VEJR.
Wo Defy Alt Competition ami Challenge n CompnrlHon of Goods and I'rlcct
\Vltli Any HOUHO In ibe Wrat. .
SEE US BEFORE YOU PURCHASE I
SWANSON MUSIC COMPANY , 329 WEST BROADWAY ,
COUNCIL BLUFFS , . . . . IOWA.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CASH GROCERS
HAVE SOLD OUT !
Severnl timea and stocked up again , and so they will do to
the end of the chapter.
GOODS THE LOWEST !
Call and lie convinced. Send In your mall orders.
No. 345 Middle llroiulway , : : : : Council III till * * , town
Telephone Mo. lift.
DR. C. B. JUDD ,
ELECTRIC BELTS AND ELECTRIC TRUSSES.
No. 6OO Broadway , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
WANTED Good Salesmen on large commission or salary.
-OFFICE ( OF- (
HRTMTNRTNfl Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineer
, UmiUUlmUJ , pianS ) Estimates , Specifications. Su
pervision of Public Work. Brown Building- , Council Bluffs
PINT I ? Y UTIRKR Attorney-Jit-Law , Second Floor Brown
riHldjJL DUlmDi Building , IIS Pearl Street , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
NCflTTTTp ? Justice of the Peace. Office over American
UVJHUitUi j Express , Nn . 410 Broadway , Council ! Bluffs ,
QTMQ Attorneys at-Law , practice in the State
01IUO , ami Federal Courts. Oflice llooms 7
and 8 , ShugartBeno Block , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
EO DJRNrJTT Justice of the Peace , 415 Broadway ,
, 0 , DARHIiH , Council Bluffs. Refers to any bank or
business house iu the city. Collections a specialty.
Both Domestic and Foreign :
D. . McDANELD & 00 , ,
Hides , Tallow , Pelts ,
Wool and Furs.
Highest Market Prices. Prompt
820 ana 822 Main Street.Council Illuirs.Iowx
-GREAT DISCOUNT SALE-
OF HO PEK CKNT ON
HATS AND CAPS FOR CASH.
1514 DOUGLAS STREET. - - -
WM. WELCH ,
Carriage aod Express Line ,
OKK1CK-01B SOUTH MAIN ST.
All calls from District Telegraph Olllce
jiroiniitly attended to.
OFFICER & PUSEY ,
UK ) Broadway Council JJlutts.Jowa. Established
Star Stables and Mule Yards
broadwuy , Council Ulullu , Ovi > . IJuimny Depot
Ilorncs nml mnlcs constantly on hand , for
gain at retail or In car load lotH.
Orders promptly filled by contract on short
Htock sold on commission.
Telephone 1M. bUIIMJTKK & IIOLRV.
Uppoilte Dummy Depot , Council 11 lulls.
CRESTON HOUSE ,
Main Street , Council Bluffs ,
Only Hotel In the City with Fire Es-
capo. Electric Call Bella.
Accommodations First Class ,
Rates Always Reasonable ,
MAX MOHN , Proprietor.
OGDEN BOILER WORKS
CAUTKII& 80S , Prop's. '
All Kinds of Steam Boilers & Sheet Iron Work ,
Ordnlnby mall for lopars promptly attend ) !
to. Satisfaction Kiianintired. lutli Avruiitt. A i
UretB Ugdeu Holler Worku , Council ttlull , low *
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