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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY. JANUARY 31 , 1888.
THE DAILY BEE ,
OFFICE NO. 12 , PEARL BTIIEET
Dtllrmd by t rrler In ny part of the city at
twenty centx per week.
H. W TILTOK , I Manager.
flrumf OrrtCF , No. 43.
NHIIIT Knmw No. 23.
N. Y. Plumblnf ? Co.
Kcltcr , tailor , Fall goods cheap.
Money to loan on Improved city prop
erty by W. S. Cooper , 1150 Main struct.
The tco In the main water works con
duit has been removed , and leaves an
Ice bound cave of mammoth dimensions
in its place. It is quite a bight.
Uniform Hank , Knights of Pythias ,
will give n grand ball Monday evening ,
February 110. Tickets are now on sale.
It is expected that it will bo quito an
ThoWabash interest in the Union
elevator was bold at sheriff's auction
Yesterday to Pope and Hubbell , of DCS
Moincs , for $ (1.000 ( to satisfy a judgment
for $16,000. The property is valued at
The Jewish society , Bikhol-Cholln
elected Dr. Fred Helllngcr to attend to
the sick members , his "alary to be &i ) a
month. The hecrotary Is H. Drohlich ,
through whom all orders for medical
attendance must come.
DThcro is considerable complaint made
by citl/ens In the southwestern part of
the city because the city has failed to
build a bridge across Indian creek on
Sixth avenue. Since the course of the
creek waa rhaigod about a year ago
this place has caused much incon
The elective otliccrs and chairmen of
the various committees of the board of
trade meet at the olllco of Odoll Bros ,
this afternoon at 1'IO : o'clock to appoint
tin- other members of the committees
and transact other business , so as to got
in readiness for the meeting of the
whole board in the evening.
Susan H. .TclTors , wife of "Edson Jof-
fers , died Monday morning , January
! 50 , aged fifty years. The funeral
will bo held 'at the house , No. 1402
lower Broadway. Wednesday afternoon
at ii o'clock. Mrs. Jotters had been In
ill health for some time , but not ser
iously sick until within a few days. She
leaves four children , besides her hus
It SB stated that Jacob Noumaycr is
about to chaiigu his location and go to
Omaha. It Mould cause much regret to
see the Ncuinayer hotel pass into other
hands , and it is very certain that he will
never Hud a place of the same si/.e that
will pay better. lie was across the
river yesterday on matters pertaining
to his new place of business , which is
understood to bo at the corner of Thir
teenth and Karnam streets. The clos
ing of hotel bars in this city is said to bo
the reason for the change.
Yesterday and to-day were set apart
for tlie organisation of new classes in
the schools of the city. While this
arrangement does not bar any one from
joining them later , it is most desirable
for all concerned that they should begin
with their respective classes. Joining
in later makes more or less confusion
in the school work , and it is a direct in
convenience and loss to the pupil. Pu
pils who are intending to enter school
during the present term should attend
at onco. Examinations have been
closed and the classification and grading
is being completed as rapidly as possi
ble. In order to secure the full benefits
of school work pupils must begin now.
Pearson's wholesale and retail garden
Splendid chance to go into the imple
ment business at Beatrice , Nob. Since
the history of Beatrice there has never
been half so favorable n time as at pres
ent. If taken at once will sell the entire -
tire stock of general implements , con
sisting of seasonable goods , regardless
of cost. Address mo at Council Bluffs ,
In. , or Beatrice , Nob. O. P. McKesson ,
assignee for\V. I. Shullenburgor.
The Unlucky Thirteen.
Police court .business took a decided
boom yesterday morning , and the judge
had his hands full. There wore thir
teen offenders in all , and the majority
of them had , been aroused from their
slumbers in n box car in the Milwaukee
yards. Ed Ryan was fined $8.10 for a
drunk , Jake Shoup $10.10 for disturbing
the peace , Thomas Konnaand E. Goodin
$7.tiO each for anti-prohibition enthusi
asm. John Turloy and Charles Burnett
each paid $4.00 as costs for punching
each other at a dance on Avenue H.
C. Campbell was discharged and ordered
to hurry outside the city limits. August
Wagner , Lonn Murphy. Burt Williams ,
James O'Brien , James Baumgartner
and William McGuire were all charged
with vagrancy and were given thirty
days in the county. The judge told
them they could have until 0 o'clock to
straighten up their business , but to re
turn at that time and bo locked up.
McGuire , alias "Tinker Bill , " got full
before the appointed time , and was
taken in again in the afternoon.
For best quality coal and wood , call
on Glcason , 20 Pearl street.
An Eccentric Agitator.
John Ahles , who is not happy unless
etlrring up some commotion , attracted n
largo crowd yesterday at the corner ol
Main and Broadway. After addressing
them in a loud voice long enough to
gather a desired number of citi/ons , he
asked them all to go with him and sec
the alloy just north of Broadway. He
lead the way and many followed. He
pointed out the disgraceful condition o !
the nlloy , which Is supposed to be paved ,
but which , like other paved portions ol
the city , receives little cleaning and
much dirt. Although this alloy runs
right by the city building , it is in sucli
a filthy condition as to bo impassible ,
AhloH scored the city ollicials in lib
usual enthusiastic anu rather reddest
manner and then Boomed to bo satisfied
vlth his peculiar agitation of the ques
tion of street cleaning.
Guns of all kinds at Odell & Bryant's ,
604 S. Main St.
Donrd of Trail o To-night.
The board of trade meets this evoninfi
in the city building. Matters of great
importance will come up for considera
tion and It is earnestly desired thai
every member will bo present. The
future course of the organisation in the
matter of certain improvements , build
ing enterprises , etc. , will bo settled
upon. Propositions from the Paollk
hotel syndicate will bo received and
disposed of in some way. These whc
desire to unite with the organization al
some time shauld not defer but join a <
once. Effort , to bo productive , must b <
organized. It is through this modiun :
that the many things , now in prospect
for the upbuilding of the city arc to be
realized , and as there is : i wonderfu !
potency in numbers and the rcnresontci'
capital you should bee to it that youi
name , money and influence is with the
board of trade ,
THE NEWS IN THE BLUFFS ,
Police Galaxy Brokort Into a Shower
of Falling Stars.
PERPLEXITY OF THE MAYOR.
A Novel Coniplnlnt of n Dirty Alley
A Much Tried Home Case
To lie a South-
The Gntnxy of Htnro.
The disturbances in the police force
nro more annoying than fccrioim. Such
Hi-ems to bo the feeling of the other
otllcinls and of many citi/cns. It is
nbuolutoly necessary to the best elllci-
oncy of the force that peace and harmony
prevail in the ranks of the men of the
tar. There has never been entire
harmony , within the recollection of the
oldest , and hence the efllclcney has
never reaeheU its highest point. It
seems that the present outbreak is not
more berious than tome previous ones ,
and yet it beems serious enough to
demand more attention than has been
Heretofore given such a state of nlTairs.
Mayor Hohrer has only been in olllce
for a few days. Ho has hardly had the
iieccfcsairy time to inform himself on the
nirious departments. In addition to
this einbnrnibsmont he is chosen simply
to fill the unexpired term of Mayor
Gronewegand while many believe that
in the spring ho will bo elected for a
full term of two years , yet that is more
or less of an uncertainty. He has , K >
far as can be learned , never intimated
that ho would bo willing to servo longer
if elected. It is a trying place for him.
Ho has hardly got used to being called
"mayor" when this complication in
police affairs is called to his attention ,
and ho will hardly have made the
necessary changes before he may step
out and some new man take up the reins.
It seems not unlikely , therefore , that
ho will allow matters to go on as they
are , unless there should bo some now
phase put on the situation. The poKco
force lias been in just about this condi
tion for months , and can probably hold
together and do fair service for a few
months longer. With the incoming of
a new mayor , or with the firmly beating
of Mayor Hohrer for two years , changes
will doubtless bo made which will do
away with much of the present jeal
ousy and back-biting.
It is understood that the police com
mittee will lake no action at present.
With this policy to bo followed out , it
is predicted that the police force will
continue telling the truth about their
chief and about each other. The facts
thus being reached by hearing both
sides of the controversy may serve a
good purpose in the reorganization of
the police force.
There arc some who are certain that
if Mayor Hohrer wauls to bo elected for
a full term one of the strongest cards ho
can play is to reorgani/e the police force
tit once , wooding out the incompetent
and discordant elements. Unfortun
ately there is so much politics in the
police department as to render the
proloin a perplexing one for any mayor
who has party ambition. Chiei Mullen
is solidly backed by Marshal Guanella ,
and Gunnollu is a strong leader ot the
democracy , and is shaping his plans for
a renomination. If Mayor Rohrer takes
action against Mullen , and Guanella
should get a controlling majority in the
convention , there might be a lettingout
ol Mayor Hohrer.
On the other hand Captain O'Brien is
a strong candidate for the nomination
by the democrats for city marshal. Ho
is leading the light on Chief Mullen. If
ho should bo removed as adisturbing cl
ement , he and his friends will make
war , and especially if they should ob
tain a majority in'tho convention would
exorcise their power against MayorRoh-
rer. It seems that about the only way
out of political dilllculty is to lot the
quarrel alone until after the convention ,
or to let both the ollicers stop outside
the police ring , and there light it out.
Much confidence is felt in Mayor Roh-
ror , by citizens of both parties. There
is much expectancy that ho will ignore
political and party interests , and t-o ad
just the matter as to result in the best
good to the city. If he meets this ex
pectation Council Bluffs will surely
nave adiffcrent and better police organ
On the market for over twenty years.
Still the most reliable and the most
popular sewing machine made. The
light rnnning Domestic. Olllco 10o
One thousand head of one , two and
three-year-old steers for sale. Will give
credit to reliable parties. Enquire o
A. J. Greenamayer.
Developing Our Resources.
The recent purchase of Harm's Park ,
by a lumber syndicate , has been already
mentioned in the BEK. This tract is
ii75 feet by 32-3 foot and has ample room
for the buildings , tracks , etc. , which
are incidental to the conducting of thiB
business. Foreign and local capital
are combined in this enterprise and one
of the largest lumber yards in the west
ern country will bo located hero. The
work of cutting down the trees and
clearing up the tract is fairly under
way. When this is done the grounds
will be filled to grade ; side tracks from
the main railroad lines will be laid ;
sheds and an office will be erected. The
otlicc will bo built upon the northeast
corner of the tract only two squares di
rect Jrom Broadway. This work is ex
pected to be done within the next twc
months and by April 1 the busines-f
will probably bo in full blast.
There is no question but what other
enterprises will invest in this locality
and erect such buildings as their busi
ness demand. Here is an admirable lo
cation for warehouses , elevators , etc.
With plenty of yard room and trackage
which can bo had at a nominal expense ,
there is every reason for expecting an
early building up of this portion of the
city. The right of way for tracks
along both sides of the creek is secured ,
The grading and ballasting of the
tracks upon the banks of the creoh
would gfvo the city protection against
possible overllows , which is no small
matter. This whole business is simplv
developing one of the many mngniticcn't
opportunities with which the city
abounds , The Bur. confldontlv expoclt-
to record a repetition of this manj
times during the year 18S8.
Money to loan. W. S. Cooper.
Domestic patterns at 10.5 Main st.
Unfou Abstract Co. , 230 Main at.
A Chestnut Horse CHHOI.
The case of State vs. Witmor foi
horse stealintr was called in the districi
court yesterday morning. Colonel Djiiloj
and W. II. Ware conducted the prose
cution , and II. B. Williams of Glen
wood , and R. S. Williams of this city
appeared for the defendant. The cast
tried at the September term o
court before Judge Doomer , r.t whicl
time the jury stool clevcu for convlc
tlon and. one for'acquittal. After being
gut forty-eight , hours they were dis
Witincr is charged with stealing two
horses'froin the pasture of J. B. Kallon ,
of Glenwood , on the night of the 7th of
November , 1880. At that time he was
engaged as a horse dealer in Omaha.
Ho acknowledges that ho had the
horses in his possession on the afternoon
of the 8th , claiming to have purchased
them at Papillion. A short time- before
tills , four other horses were stolen in
Mills county , and Witmer says ho also
had them in his possession. The
greater part of the day was taken up
with the examination o'f witnesses for
the state. It is rather doubtful whether
the case will be finished to-day or not.
The proceedings were Interrupted
long enough to grant Emma K. Long
a decree of divorce from her husband
Benjamin F. Long , on the ground of
Sheafc loans money on real estate.
Mr. Gcise'H lMnn .
A BEE reporteryestorday interviewed
Mr. Conrad Goise in regard to the pro-
jMsed removal of his brewery interests
rom this city to Chattanooga. "Is it
rue , Mr. Guise , " asked the scribe , that
1011 have purchased property in Chat
tanooga for the purpose of erecting a
brewery ? * '
"Yes , sir , it is. I shall leave for
hero in a short time to see about let
ting the contracts. I want to got the
wilding finished as soon as possible ,
iiul that will take some time , as there
ire over a million brick to be laid. I
: iopo to have it in running order some
time inMay. but I can't tell much about
! t , for. I don t know how fast those fjul-
ows work down there. "
"How extensively do you intend to
branch put down there ? "
"Oh , it will boon a larger scale than
I did here. I expect to be able to turn
out sixty barrels per day , while hero I
ould only turn out Hfty barrels , when
running at full capacity , which I did
not do. It looks as though I will have
ll I can do there , for there are but
three other breweries in the state. "
"Do you intend to dispose of all of
our property in this city ? "
"No , I want to sell my residence
property , but I intend to keep the
other. I will bo hereto look after it ,
for my son will have charge of the busi
ness there. I don't expect to be there
much of the time , but will continue to
make my homo in Council Bluffs. "
The gentleman did int give his reas
ons for holding his brewery property in
this city. It may bo that ho has hopes
of the present prohibition law being re
pealed , or he may bo satisfied with the
property as a business investment. The
present outlook fully justifies such an
opinion as the latter.
If you desire to pet a new Hall type writer
cheap , drop n postal card to H. A. P. , linn
ofllee. A great bargain for the lirst who
The Mayor SnyH His little Say.
The entire police force was summoned
to the chief's olllco last evening , and
Mayor Rohrer was on hand to tell them
what ho had to say in regard to the
trouble that exists in their ranks. Ho
said that the chief was the man who
held the authority , and that his orders
were to bo obeyed. The captain merely
had charge of the night force , or during
the absence of the chief. Ho told them
exactly what was expected of them , and
intimated very strongly that
if they were clissatislied with
their places , the proper thing for
them to do was to resign , and the city
would probably manage to get along
without them. The disgruntled ones
are still far from being satisfied , and say
that the final action has not yet been
taken. Their grand kick has not re
sulted as favorably as they hoped , and it
is beginning to dawn upon their minds
that the mayor has an awful big will of
his own for n little man , and that ho is
not owned by the police force or any ol
its members. The police committee ,
composed of Aldermen Metcalf , Keller
and Dan forth have not yet taken any
action in regard to the matter.
All kinds of groceries at Pearson's.
Relief For Minn Khattuck.
The collection taken at the Congre
gational church Sunday night for the
benefit of Miss Slmttuck amounted tc
$40. A draft for this amount was yes
terday sent direct to her with an appro
priate letter of sympathy , of which the
enclosed is a practical expression.
Council Bluff's also expresses its sympa
thy in the form of numerous individual
contributions , the names of the donors
appearing in another part of the paper ,
in connection with other donors.
Travelers ! Stop at the Bechtolo.
The Noctl of a Bridge.
Wagon travel between this city and
Omaha is getting unusually light. It it
reported that near the west bank the
water on the ice is nearly three feel
deep , and some of the parties wishing
to cross are a little shaky about doing it ,
Word was telegraphed over from the
other side yesterday that it would bo
two or three days before the transfer
cars could bo taken out of the shop , but
that they would bo running again as
soon as possible.
E. H. Shcafo loans money on chattel
security of every description. Private
consulting rooms. All business strictly
confidential. Ofllco 500 Broadway , cor
ner Main street , upstairs.
Too Much Talk.
John Peterson was taken before
'Squire Schurz yesterday on a warrant
charging him with threatening to kill
William Boohning , and burn the house
of Mrs. Boohning. Ho pleaded not
guilty to the charge and the case was
continued. W. A. Minster appeared as
attorney for the defendant , and gave
bonds for iiis appearance.
J. J. Bliss , of Omaha , spent yestordaj
with friends in the Bluffs.
The homo of H. Powell , Fon-in-law ol
T. L. Smith , the Sixteenth avenue mer
chant , is gladdened by the arrival of the
The ice palace at St. Paul is attract
ing several visitors from this city. Mrs ,
J. J. Brown and niece left for there
Sunday night over the Northwestern ,
Among those who leave this evening
nro Mrs. J. T. Hart , Mrs. T. A. Clark
and daughter , and Mr. Glcubon.
S. B. Wadsworth & Co. loan money.
THE CIRCUS DIDN'T SHOW.
Sympathy for the Ijott Cause VH.
* " Iilecnso In Virginia.
Texas Slftings : John P. Smith , the
theatrical manager , whoso recent ben-
ellt at the Star theatre was a handsome
testimonial to his popularity in No\\
York , tells the following story of twc
circus advortlsei a well known in thoii
day , Charley Castle and "Doctor-
Jones. Thcbu two worthies were adver
tising a circus in Virginia just aftoi
One day they reached Lexington , Va.
whore Stonewall Jackson is buried
Tholr first move was to find'the clerk of
the corj-oratlon ntid arrange for'a li
cense. Southernqttlelals did not look
kindly on show popplo from the north
and they often cVarged a license that
made n showman turn pule. Jones , who
was a ready talker , $ ot out to propitiate
"A bravo tight you mndo of it , " wild
Jones , after making themselves known.
"We did the best wo could , " said the
clerk , who carried the scars of numer
"But the valor of the gods them
selves , " exclaimed Jones , grandilo
quently , "backed by the purest and most
exalted patriotism could not have with
stood such overwhelming odds as were
brought against you. Yet while fear
fully Kcourged by the demons of war you
have the proud satisfaction of knowing
that you came out of the sanguinary
stauggle with honor still bright and un
"Are you a southern man , sir1 ? " asked
"Yes no well , partially. I was born
In the southern portion of Philadelphia.
I may cay that 1 sympathized strongly
with the southern cause. "
"That's what ailed me , " chimed In
Castle , mentally figuring on the amount
of reduction they were likely to get on
"By the way , " Jones went on , "near
you.- town , I am told , repose the earthly
remains of one of the bravest and most
distinguished defenders of the stars
and bars noble Stonewall Jackson , "
" " % 'ho is
"Yes. replica the clerk ,
buried in the little graveyard up on the
hill yonder. "
"Tho purest man and the greatest
soldiou that America has ever
produced , " exclaimed Jones enthu
siastically. "His name is en
graved on the enduring walls of eter
nity. Ills deeds will be recalled by the
historian , the orator , and the poet
when the names of Grant , Sherman
and Sheridan are lost in oblivion. How
far is it up to that cemetcryV"
"About three miles. "
"O , come to business , ' ' interrupted
"I can do no business , " said Jones in
a tone of stern reproof , "until 1 have
llrst made a pilgrimage to the grave of
Stonewall Jackson. Come , Castle , it is
a pious duty for us both. "
It wits a hot day and the roads deep
with dnst , so Castle did not relish the
pilgrimage very much , but circus li
censes came high in the south and ho
was disposed totrv the uses of concilia
Toward the close of the afternoon Cas
tle and Jones might have been * eon re
turning from the cemetery on the hill ,
dusty and tired , each with a buttonhole
bouquet formed of material gathered at
the grave of the hero they
professed to worship. When they
again found the clerk Jones burst
forth : "I have visited the hermitage of
Andrew Jackson , Lhavo wandered in the
graves of Monticello.I have stood by the
tomb of the immortal Washington him
self , but I look upon this as the greatest
and most exalted pilgrimage of my
life ! "
"Indeed ? " said the clock.
"Yes. sir ; and I want to add "
"Yes , sir. "
"Add nothin' , " broke in Castle , tired
of this roundabout way of doing busi
ness ; "what I want to know is , how
much do you charge hero for a circus
"Four hundred and fifty dollars , " re
plied the cleric.
From Castle :
'Four hundred and fifty dollars. "
"Why , blank blank your blankety
blank to blank and'blankjjation ' ! " yelled
Castle , fairly dancing with rage : "tho
war ended too soon. You wasn t licked
enough ! "
That circus didn't show in Lexington.
Arms and Black-It oucd Priests Flout-
iiiK In the Air.
San Francisco Examiner : "Whoop
up the romping spooks out east of Bar-
stow , " said John Carson , an Atlantic &
Pacific railroad man , to a reporter yes
terday. "I saw you had something in
the Examiner several weeks ago about
the mirage on the Mojave desert and
the myriads of people that were seen in
boats about there. Well ? they're thick
ening np. In winter time , you know ,
they always get thicker. For eight
months now I have been running the
Hundred-mile division out east of Bar-
stow. The spooks uved to loom up
about every other day. Now we see
them nearly all the time. They're the
ghoulcst lot of things , too , I ever did
see. They appear in all sorts of shapes.
At first they were a tolerably respect
able lot of ghosts , clad in white , with
faces and hands that looked very much
like apparitions as shown in pictures ,
only they appeared and disappeared ,
lloated horizontally and in every other
position in the air , and always stand
about a quarter of a mile away from us.
Now you can got within an eighth of a
mile , and some of them are trigged out
like Indians , with feathers in their
hair , and something like a streak of red
around their bodies.
"The scientists say that the increase
in the phenomena is owing to the pe
culiar atmospheric changes at this time
of the year. Whether it is or not , I
know they would have a very hard time
convincing the people of it who travel
over our lino. A woman last week , who
was from Illinoisfainted when she got a
glimpse of a lot of them sailing on an
imaginary lake. Lakesand green trees
appear without number now on the Col
orado desert. Fringing these lakes
with a circle of green and with the
strange characters floating about on
thorn , a queer sight is presented. You
never can get nearer than an eighth of
a mile to these lakes.
"There rose up In front of the engine
last Saturday , however , " said Mr. Car
son , "tho strangest conglomeration of
figures that I presume mortal eyes ever
beheld. Ever see pictures of Dante's
'Inferno' as illustrated by Doro ? It was
something like- that , the weircdest ,
awfulest sight an admixture of lloating
arms , legs , and pieces of shrouds. Throe
or four white-faced women , as many
gray bearded men , and a solemn visnged
priest in black robes lloated In the blue
ether with the mass. Sol Anderson ,
our engineer , was the most scared man
you over saw. Ho put on every pound
of steam he had , and wo went tearing
over the desert likamad. Wolls-Fargo's
agent , I thought , would have died.
Lucky for us that the awful mirage hov
ered by the engine and tender , else wo
should have had a howling lunatic asy-
1 um aboard the train. Do you suppose
I could hayo convin''ed them the things
were not genuine ? Not much. Fact is ,
I had all I could do to hold my own
self level. Every time I looked at them
I said : 'My God ! those things are rcall
There can't bo anything so clearly roj > -
resented as that and not bo genuine ! '
Well , they hovered there for fully
twenty minutes , and then disappeared
like a flash. Beyond were notinng but
our green fringed lakes.
"Tho desert just now is usually hard
and parched. The sun bhinos clear and
warm. If the apparitions thicken I
don't know what wo will do with our
pcoole. Some of them are likely to go
raving mad. "
"I have been occasionally troubled with
Coughs , nncl In each case have used
IIrown'8 Hronchlal Troolies , wliich
have never foiled , and I must say they nru
second to none In the world , " Felix A.
Ua\jt \ Cashier , St. Paul , JlJun.
A CurlbtiH Sword. Feat. ,
Atlanta Constitution : Mr. Ros < i was
alking with * a party of gentlemen in
Abe Fry's store , yesterday , when the
conversation turned upon the handling
of the broadsword.
One man said : "Mr. Ros-a , I under
stand that you claim to bo able to tie up
in apple in a handkerchief and cut the
apple in halt without cutting a hole in
.ho handkerchief. "
" 1 can do it , " said Ross.
"It is hard to believe , ' ' replied the
; cntlcman , and then several gentlemen
n the store offered to wager $10 each
that the thing could not be done.
"Well , gentlemen , " said Ross , "I
lon't do this feat for a living , and 1 don't
want to take your money ; but if you will
walk down to my room at the M'nrkliam
[ will soon convince you that you are
Down to the Markhamwcnt the party ,
and up into Mi * . Ross's boudoir.
Mr. iU s took from the waflrobe two
long broadswords , both of which were
heavy and very sharp. He laid the
swords on the bed.
"Now , Mr. Fry , " said he , "give mo
your handkerchief. " Mr. Fry handed
him a white cotton handkerchief , fra
grant of white rose perfume , and having
a flowered border.
Mr. Ross put an ordinary apple in the
center of the "kerchief , tied it up ,
fastened some sowing thread around
the knot , tied the other end to the end
of a walking cane , and said :
"Mr. Fry , mount this chair and hold
the stick. "
Mr. Fry mounted the chair and held
out the stick so that the handkerchief-
bound apple was suspended in the air.
Mr. Ho-ss then took up one of the swords.
and having cut a jiiccc of thread in two ,
squared himself in the middle of the
room , and fixing his eyes steadily upon
the handkerchief for nearly a minute ,
suddenly made a stroke upward , strik
ing the handkerchief. He then untied
the handkerchief , and there was the
apple _ cut half in two and there was no
slit in the handkerchief.
Ho then performed the same feat with
a silk hancKcrchicf , and then the gen
tlemen shook hands nil around. They
were glad that Mr. Ross had declined
to make a wager.
_ - - - _
Grocerymen are subject to a now dan
ger. It lies in canned pumpkin. One
of these cans exploded the other even
ing in a Norwich , Conn. , store and cov
ered a group of "settyrs" with its con
The linftt ol'tlio liufTnlocs.
"It was but four years ago , " said W.
S. Barrows , of Mamtun , Dakota , "that I
bought 10,000 Buffalo horns , and to-day
it is about impossible to obtain one for
lo\e or money. According to the stories
of hunters and trappers who have been
engaged in their occupations for years ,
one small herd of buHaloes exists at this
time as a representative of the count
less thousands that swarmed on the west
ern prairies , anp they have sought
protection in the Yellowstone park.
There are about thirty in the herd , and
many of the tourists through the park
last summer encountered them during
their tuivols. Even these are likely
to become exterminated , unless the gov
ernment takes vigorous measures for
their security , as their whereabouts are
known to a few daring spirits , who will
take desperate chances to kill them , if
they can bo di seovered near the boun
dary line of the park , where detection
would be diHioult. The experience of
Taxidermist W. T. Hornaday , of the
National mu eum. in quest of specimens
of buffalo for that institution , have
already been given at length , and ho
had orders besides from European mus
eums for some of these animals. After
working industriously for Uvo seasons
and traversing all the country north
and west of Minnesota to the Canada
line ho succeeded in finding two or
three animals , which have been stuffed
and mounted for the museum at Wash
ington , and unless the United States
government decides to pick out a few
of its only herd as a present to some
European museum the foreign orders
never will bo filled.
CJPKCIAL advertisements , such as Los t.Found
fj To Loan , For Palo , To Kent , Wants , ti oiirdlnK
etc. , will be Inserted In this column at the low
rate of TEN CUNTS PEK LINE for the flrst In
sertion and Five Cents Per Line for each subse
quent Insertion. Leave advertisements at our
office No. 12 Pearl Street , uear IJroadway Coun
cil Illufls , Iowa.
. A chambermaid and tnlilo waiter ;
must be llist-class. Apply at Creston
House , Council lIlulTs.
\\7'ANT1'1)-Position by htvnoKrnphcr ; thoro-
TT uglily competent. LJO , llEEollice , Council
FOK SAI.K At a narcaln , onu of the llne&t
Knidi'ii pints adjoining Council or Omaha.
Inside old city limits of Council Ulutts. M. E.
ANTED Good cook at Creston house ,
Council llluirs , Iowa.
' Stocks of merchandise. Ha\o
WANTI'U and Council HlutTs city property ,
also western land to exclmnno for Koods. Call
on or address J. 1) . Christian , 4lu llroadwuy ,
Council llluffs , la.
I Oil IUNT : New house , 7 rooms. Inquire
W. T. Cole. 604 Pearl st.
TJ1OH SALE Furniture and stoves at a bocrl-
JP lice to reduce block. You can buy at your
own prices. A. J. Mandel.
TOOK S ALB Second-hand Columbia blcycla
-C very cheap , 62-Inch , at Hoe office.
TO U1LDINO IqUjuid acre property for Halo by
If. J , Day , 3U Pearl st.
DR. S. STEWAIIT ,
HOSI'ITAl , AND OFFICE 45 FOUUTH ST. ,
Council UlulTs , la.
Veterinary Dentistry a Specialty ,
A BARGAIN FOR SOMEBODY
I have now for ealo a 4-year-old trotting stal-
a < DR ; WADEtARY ,
OT Bouth lUii htrcet , Omaha.
DO TOU INTEND TO BUT
' ' ' ' ,
BO , IS 'X'O'U'IR
TlANOI-TllR Fl'.I.KRT , ntClltCST TtWK : OHO \NS SMOOTH IN Toxic.
1'IANOR TlIK l.ATEKT STVI.KH IN I' SKfl. OIUIANK Kitt.r , IN Voumr.
m MOST IlKAUTtrct. FINISH , OlIOtNH-Kl.KUKTl.V Kl.MSMF.n CASKS.
We Defy All Competition anil Challenge * Comparison ofGoodi and Price !
/ With Any HUUKB In the Writ.
SEE US BEFORE YOU PURCHASEI
SWANSON MUSIC COMPANY , 329 WEST BROADWAY ,
COUNCIL * BLUFFS , . . . . IOWA *
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CASH GROCERS
HAVE SOLD OUT !
Several times and stocked up again , and so they will do to
the end of the chapter.
GOODS THE BEST ! PRICES THE LOWEST !
Call ami lie convinced. Send In your until order * .
So. 345 Rllddlo Ilroadu'iiy , : : : : Council Dlufft , Iowa
Tele phone No. ! lt > .
DR. C. B. J U DD ,
ELECTRIC BELTS AND ELECTRIC TRUSSES ,
No. 6OG Brondwny , Council Bluffs , lown.
WANTED Good Salesmen enlarge commission or salary.
-1OFFICE OF < -
HRTBinNRTNfl Hydraulic and Sanitary EnginceU
, DlAIUriDillD , planB ) Estimates , Specifications. Su ?
pervieion of Public AVork. Brown Building , Council Blufff )
RITPKT Attorney-at-Law , Second Floor Brown
DURfiJ } , Building , 115 Pearl Street , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
NCflUITp7 Justice of the Peace. Office over American
UVJUUlULJi j Express , Nn. 410 Broadway , Council ! HIiifTa ,
QTHNP Attorneys at * Law , practice in the State
tJlUlUJ , aui Federal Courts. Office Kooms 1
and 8 , ShugartBeno Block , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
EO RAflMflTT Justice of the Peace , 415 Broadway ,
, k ) , DmUlLll , Council Bluffs. Refers to any bank of
business house in the city. Collections a specialty.
WOODBURY & SONS ? Office corner o
i. , and First Avenuq
FINE \3oLD WOUK A SPECIALTY- .
No. 201 Main Street , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
Both Domestic and Foreign.
D , H , McOANELD & GO , ,
Hides Jallow , Pelts ,
Wool and Furs.
Highest Market Prices. Prompt
820 and K2 Main Sticet.Council Uluffs.Iowft.
-GREAT DISCOUNT SALE-
Of 2O 1'ER CKNT Off
HATS AND GAPS FOR GASH.
1514 DOUGLAS STREET , - - - OMAHA.
WM. WELCH ,
Carriage and Express Line ,
OFI-'ICU 15 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Tulephonh No. 10.
All calls fiotn IHsUlct Tule raph Ofllce
piomptl ) attended to.
OFFICER & PUSF.Y ,
LOO Ilroodway Council UlaHS , Iowa. Established
Star Stables and Mule Yards
Broadway , Council IJlutTs , Opp. Dummy Depot
Horses and rnnlcs constantly on hand , foi
E.ilc at retail or in cur loud lots.
Orders promptly filled by contract on short
Stock nolil mi commission.
Telephone 111. ( ( 'IILUTKIl & IIOI.RV.
Opposite Dummy Depot , Council lllutta.
CRESTON HOUSE ,
Main Street , Council Bluffs ,
Only Hotel In the City with Flro Es
capo. Elootrlo Call Bolls.
Accommodations First Class ,
Rates Always Reasonable , '
MAX MOHN , Proprietor.
OGDEN BOILER WORKS
CAItTKK&KON , 1'roit'ri.
All idmls of Steam Boilers & Sheet Iron Work ,
Orclw by mall for rnpars promptly attended
to. HHtUfuctlonuuaruiileed. 10th Avenue. Ad
Urecu Cll'lin Holler Works. Council Uluff , low !
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