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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , FEBRUARY 16. 1888.
THE DAILY BEE ,
OFFICE NO. IS , PEAIUj STREET
Delivered by carrier In any part of the city at
t * enty cents per wetk.
BtMimn Orricr. , No. 43 ,
MinHTKniTou No. O.
N. Y. Plumbing Co.
Now spring goods nt Roiler'fli
Now lot of rubber shoes nt Adams.
Money to loan on improved city prop
erty by W. S. Cooper , 130 Main street.
Boo the model bath room at the Now
York Plumbing CO'B.
To-night there will be a regular meet
ing of Harmony chapter , No. 115 , O. E.
8. Byordotltt. W ,
There Is to bo a festival this evening
at the church onnorth Main street , for
the benefit of the colored Baptist
The body of Leo , the little son of Mr.
and Mrs. Browtoll , 027 First avenue ,
was laid to rest yesterday afternoon ,
Father McMenomy olllciatlng.
Tuesday evening Father McMonomy
pronounced the mystic words which
united in the holy bonds of matrimony
James B. Tusantof Omahaand Mury L.
Sullivan , of this city.
The district telegraph is having a
great deal of trouble with broken wires.
Two breaks occurred yesterday , making
a total of fifteen since Sunday. It is the
work of malicious persons.
Mr. Harry Levy returned to the
Bluffs yesterday. There has been no
action In the check wise , details of
which appeared in yesterday's BKK , and
the probability is the matter will bo
adjusted without resorting to legal pro
In the distr'ct court yesterday the
case of Richardson vs. Scott dragged
along through another day. At least
two more days will probably bo occu
pied with this trial. The Coffman case
was put over until to-morrow , but it is
doubtful if it will bo reached this week.
A strong pressure is being brought
upon Aldermen Wells and Mctcalf to
prevent thorn from resigningthoir seats
in the council. It is rumored that these
two gentlemen are not satisfied with the
way city atTairs tire running , and that
there has bcuu same friction in the
council. The people want them both to
stand by , but poisonally it is very har
assing to any man to be an alderman
and bo active.
Charles Benedict , who was recently
arrested in Chicago and held to answer
to the charge of murder , but acquitted ,
is working his way toward the western
coast. Monday night ho spent in the
jail at Mat'Hliiiltownund when relented
ho started for this city. The police of
this city were no tilled of his movements
and he was mot at the transfer when ho
arrived yesterday morning and per
suaded to buy a , ticket to Los Angeles ,
Cnla. Ho is regarded us a dangerous
man , and it was thought safe to pass him
on toward his destination.
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AVliy Do You Pay Rent ?
Put your rent money , $12 every month
into a homo and in ten years it is paid
for. Do you want to know how it is
done ? See Tiptou the real estate broker.
Ho will tcjll you.
Running For Money.
In a recent copy of a San Francisco
paper is an account of a great sprint
race of 100 yards run by Harry Bethuno
and O , D. UarUfor $3,000 stakes. This
account sayfe it was the greatest race
over run on this continent. Both men
broke the record. Hart lost by four
feet. The start was from a stand and
break to the tape , and the distance was
covered in the uuparalellcd time of 0 }
seconds. In a letter recently received
from Hart by Charley Nicholson he says
ho' recently run an 85-yard rate in 81
seconds , winning the race and $2,000.
Who his contestant was he does not say.
Bothuno will bo remembered us the man
who run against Campbell in this city
and carried away 850 of the boy's money.
It is authoritatively stated that
Bethuno and Hart will lead the
Council Bluffs hose team in the
free-for-all race which comes off
at Clinton , la. , in Juno next. Matt
Mott , of Kearney , Neb. , another mem
ber of the hose team recently engaged
arrived yesterday and will remain until
after the race. Hart is expected homo
in a few weeks , and Bothuno will prob
ably accompany him. The boys uro de
termined to run if the necessary men
can bo secured , and with these men at
the head it does not seem possible to
Money to loan. W. S. Cooper.
Tlie Union Depot Will Be Built.
Yesterday afternoon a meeting of the
railroad improvement committee was
hold in the rooms of the board of trade.
The committee was called together to
meet representatives of the various rail
roads centering in this city. What was
done will appear hereafter in the future
policy of the roads respecting freight
After this mooting was concluded the
Union Depot company mot in the suino
rooms. It was decided to immediately
proceed to such stops as shall lead to the
erection of the building during the
coming season. A second assessment
upon the stock was voted to
defray the preliminary expense.
Such land as is needed for
this purpose willbo secured , by
direct purchase or by process of con
demnation. A new board of directors ,
nine in number , was elected and the
officers of lost year were re-elected. The
work is now taken actively in hand and
there is no doubt whatever but that the
union depot will bo erected before snow
fulls again. r
For Snlo Cheap Lots near the bridge
to parties who will build ut once. Ad
dress or call on J. R. Rico , No. 110 Mam
street , Council Bluffs.
One thousand head of one , two and
three-year-old steers for sale. Will give
credit to reliable parties. Enquire o
A. J. Grcenamayer.
Bold Thieve * .
Tuesday night a bold attempt was
made to steal a horse belonging to
Charles Atherton and locked in his
stable in the rear of his house , No. 210
Fourth street. The door of the stable
was broken open , as was also the gate
of the yard. The horse was not .very
manageable , and slipping away from the
follows , ran back into the yard. The
noise attracted attention and the fol
lows skipped out without the steed.
A Home For Three Dollar * .
Save W every week for seven y nrs
r.nd you can buy a home worth $1,092.
In ton years you can buy a bettor one
for $1,500. Tlpton the real estate
broker can toll you how it is dono.
Bargains in houses and lots , on small
cash payment , Johnston & Van Patten ,
83 Main street.
Travelers | Stop ut the Eechtele.-
THE COURT HOUSE COMPLETED
It la Pronounced Well Built With
No Taint of Boodle.
HE HAS TWO WIVES TOO MANY.
The Arrest of Win. .1. Clark For Diga
my Danfbrth'a Hotel Project
Move For Breaking the
Teachers' Spanker * .
The Court House Finished.
The new county court house is com
pleted and was yesterday afternoon
turned over to the county board of su
pervisors , who met here and who in
spected the building carefully. Mr.
Mann , of St. Joseph , of Eckol It Mann ,
the architects , was here , and accom
panied the supervisors in their exam
ination of the building. Ho Hied his
written report in the afternoon , and ap
proves of the manner in which the con
tractors , Wickham Bros. , have done
their work. There seems to bo no occa
sion for fault llndmg , and the building
is pronounced by all us one of the best
made in the west. Wickham Bros ,
being a home firm , it is gratifying that
such a satisfactory result is reached.but
it is no surprise , as they had long since
established their reputation for relia
bility and skill. The building' is cer
tainly a credit to this county and to all
who have boon concerned in its erec
tion. Mr. Carter , the superintendent ,
has watched with an eagle eye every
feature of the work as it has progressed ,
and the county board has been hardly
less watchful. There was apparently no
special need of this , as the contractors
have shown a willing disposition to do
their work squarely and on honor. It
seems that if over a public building was
erected without any suspicion or touch
of boodlerism. this county possesses such
The board was yesterday busy set
tling with the contractors. The build
ing complete and furnished costs about
$105,000. Visitors to the city , judges of
the cost of largo buildings , have been
quite unanimous in their expressions of
surprise on learning the probable cost ,
andtho hills now in and footed up cer
tainly confirm the' feeling that the
building is one of the cheapest as well
as best in the west. One remarkable
fact in uonnection with the bills is that
there are so few extras. They do not
amount to $100. The only special ad
dition to the original estimate of * the
building is the placing of stone in the
rear walls , where it was first planned to
put brick. Had not the stone been used
the appearance of the building would
have been spoiled. This change was
made by a special contract , so that it
cannot bo properly callad an extra.
Wanted A good , first-class harness
nakor. Must be a good cutter. Ap
) ly to Strohbehn & Vogoler.
Union AbbtractCo. , 23G Main st.
If you desire to get n new Hall typo writer
cheap , drop u postal card to H. A. P. , BEB
onion. A great bargain for Jho first who
Arrested For Digamy.
Yesterday morning the diflicuUy be
tween William J. Clark and his wife , to
ivhich the city papers have made some
'cferonco ' , came to a head in the arrest
of Mr. Clark. The information charges
liim with bigamynnd recites that on the
10th day of July , 1880 , in the'state of
Michigan , ho married Lucy Smart.
That he had ut that time , and still has
a wife living , from whom ho has not
been divorced. Ho was brought before
Judge Aylesworth yesterday morning.
C. H. Haldano , of Wright , Baldwin &
Huldune , appeared us his counsel. The
defendant's attorney entered a demurrer
to the information , which was after
ward withdrawn and his client ad
mitted to bail upon waiving examina
tion. The bond was fixed at $1,000 ,
which was not furnished. On account
of the serious illness of defendant's
wife a committment was issued and ho
was placed in charge of a deputy with
instructions to allow his prisoner to re
main with his wife if his presence there
was necessary , which fact was to bo de
termined by'tho attending physicians.
Inquiry of the various parties who
figure in the ca.se reveals the following
alleged facts : Upon Thursday and Fri
day of last week Mrs. Clark visited the
otlico of Justice Barnctt and held con
ferences with that official and certain
attorneys. She appeared- bo perfectly
sane and gave her story in a straight
forward manner , although she" was
deeply agitated and wept during the
entire time of its recital. Her story , if
it bo true , reveals a series oj acts begin
ning in duplicity and crimp and ending
in horrible cruelty which ifa rarely the
duty of the newspaper to chronicle. Her
story is substantially as follows : During
the summer of 18SIJ she , Lucy Smart , mot
William Clark in Michigan. He repre
sented himself to bo a single man and
the chance meeting developed into
a seeking of her hand in marriage.
Ho was several years her senior ,
( being about or above fifty years of ago )
but this fact she overlooked and con
sented to take him "for better or worse. "
The ceremony took place on the Kith of
July of that year. Some time after this
union was effected they moved to Coun
cil Bluffs. She was the possessor of a
little money , and in order to secure this
her husband began a system of treat
ment intended to bring about the de
sired end. This treatment did not
reach its maximum of cruelty until re
cently , and which has resulted in dethroning -
throning her reason.
During the month of October last
Mrs. Clark received a letter purporting
to bo written by a son of her'husband
by a former wife , living at Lena. 111.
This letter gave the facts which have
since appeared in the case. Astounded
and nearly heart broken she left her
husband and wont to her parents , who
reside in the state of Illinois. . Hero she
remained for about two months. During
this time her husband learned of her
whereabouts and-wrote to her several
times. In those letters ho admitted his
duplicity , but nt L-ist stated that ho
had now secured a divorce from his first
wfio and earnestly wished for her re
turn. Contrary to the wishes of her
parents she consented to return. She
felt keenly the disgrace attending the
birth of her child under the then exist
ing circumstances , and it was consider
ations of this character largely that
moved her to return to her pscudo hus
band. Aftcrhcr arrival hero she was
shown some kind of a paper which , in
her ignorance of legal forms , she be
lieved to be a copy of the divorce. This ,
it is now alleged , was prepared to quiet
the fears of the wife so that the plans ol
the husband might bo accomplished.
One dav last week she learned that the
claimed divorce was a fraud , and that she
had boon duped again. Then she vis
ited Justice Barnett , told him her
story , and left the matter in his hands
lor attention. The otllcor became inter
ested in the tale of wrong ana suffering ,
and after satisfying himself as to its
truth , ho illed the Information and the
a r rent followed. The cnso hns bcon
given to the grand jury nnd evidence in
the cno IB being submitted for their
In order to present the case fully the
reporter nought Mr. Clark to secure his
Htutomont. The following interview
took pliico :
"Mr. Clark , have you anything to sny
in reference to your cnso for publication
in the UEK ? "
n "Why , yes. You can say thnt I am
mnrricu to only one woman , nnd the
chnrgoof bigamy is false and there is
nothing whatever out of which to make
this case. "
"Have you over been marriedboforeV"
"Well , yes ; but what is the use of
bringing up those old matters. They
arc all settledlonir ago nnd ray wife is
fully satisfied. "
"Are you divorced from your first
wife ? "
"Of course I nm. If nny one wishes to
find out nbout thnt they can write to
Rockford , III. " ( It is stated upon good
authority thnt his first wife is now suing
for n divorce in thnt court , but the pro
ceedings arc not yet closed. )
"How nbout your relations with your
wife ? They nro pleasant , I presume ? ' '
"My wife thinks the world of mo. and
when she finds out what has happened
it will kill her. "
"How about your efforts to got her
money ? "
"Why she has some money in the
bank which I gave her ; also some lots.
I don't want her property. "
Mrs. Chirk fs very sick and will prob
ably require the attention of the insane
commissioners. In the meantime Mr.
Chirk languishes in duress vile until
the investigntion by the grand jury
shall bo completed.
Notice is hereby given that at the
next annual meeting of the S. L. nnd B.
nssocintion , of Council Bluffs , In. , the
following amendment to the by-lnws
will bo proposed : "That section 1 , nrti-
clo 10 , bo nnd the same is hereby re
pealed. JWlLLlAH AltND.
Sheafe loans money on real estate.
P. d'Urro , 828 Avenue A , being nbout
to remove to California , will dispose of
n very fine piano worth $350 , by rafllo on
March 17 , nt the Manhattan. Little
Annie Clark of Avenue A. will draw the
Fighting For Fall-mount Park.
The case in which it is sought to
wrest Fail-mount park away from the
city came up before Judge Aylesworth ,
in the superior court yesterday , but
went over again until this morning. A
number of. the defendants appeared by
Mr. Simms , as their attorney. There
are numerous motions to bo disposed ol ,
before the real merits of the cnso are
reached , if indeed there are any merits
The park commissioners , backed by
the city council , are doing what they
can to defend the rights of the city , and
the beautiful park will never be gobbled
up by private parties , unless at the cud
of a contest which will make young men
gray gaircd , and long pui-oes very light.
One of the troubles , however , is that
the money which ought to bo used in
developing and improving the parks ,
will need bo spent in fighting the cases
in court. The public is anxious for
numerous improvement ! ) and conven
iences , but there seems little ground
for expecting these to be made , until
the present litigation is ut an end. The
delay in securing such improvements
can hardly bo lain up against the park
commissioners , but rather against those
private citizens who arc forcing the
light in court , in the hope of wresting
the park from the city , or compelling
the city to pay liberally for n settle
ment. There is much indignation ex
pressed at the lack of public spirit , and
the peculiar way in wmch these citi
zens are trying "to build up Council
S. B. Wadsworth fc Co. loan money.
Domestic patterns at 10-5 Main street.
On the market for over twenty years.
Still the most reliable and the most
popular sewing machine mado. The
light running Domestic. Ofllco 105
No Whipping of Hcholnrs.
The public attention has -been di
rected of late quite sensationally to
cases of corporal punishment in the
public schools. The discussion of the
individual cases has been lost sight of
in the discussion of the principals in
volved , as to whether corporal punish
ment should bo allowed at all or not.
As an expression of the sentiment of
many of the citizens , the following peti
tion has been prepared and is being cir
culated. It is receiving many signa
tures. It reads as follows :
"Wo , the undersigned residents of
Council Bluffs , respectfully petition nnd
entreat the general assembly of Iowa to
prevent , by the enactment of suitable
laws , the corporal punishment of schol
ars in the public schools of the state.
The recent barbarous punishment of
children in some of the public schools
of this county have excited great indig
"In Chicago , Boston , New York nnd
Philadelphia nnd'pthcr great cities of
this country , the infliction of corporal
punishment has. bcon abolished by law
for years , and yet the discipline of the
school has been well maintained.
"Your petitioners therefore ask that
the stigma and reproach upon the repu
tation of the stnto and its schools , that
proper discipline cannot be maintained
in them by the same gentle methods
that prevail in eastern schools , that are
open to receive children from the scums
of creation , shall bo abolished , and this
twin relic of slavery and foul blot upon
our civilization bo removed. "
- Signed by Horace Everett , N. P.
Dodge , B. P. McMonomy , M. P. Rohrer ,
T. J. Evans , Thomas Otticer. John T.
Stewart , J. P. Ca ady , T. J. Mackay , J.
P < Evans , J. N. Casady , J. T. Baldwin ,
W. .H. M. Pusey , nnd many others.
A Much Needed Improvement ! ,
The builders of houses probably know
loss about the plumbing and ventilation
of their houses than any other part of
the construction. They know less about
what they are going to get for their
money than is just or right.
It scorns that there Is ono plumbing
concern in this city who appreciate the
position the builders are in , and has set
off * a part of their otlico and gas fixture
room for what they are pleased to rail
"a model bath room of moderate cost. "
It is a complete affair , and , persons who
are about to build or want to improve
the houses they already own , will do
well to see this bath room. The Com
pany referred to-is , . of course , the Now
York Plumbing Co. , Brown building ,
E. H. Sheafo loans money on chattel
security of every description. Private
consulting rooms. All business strictly
confidential. OfKo 600 Broadway , cor-
Main street , up-stairs.
Another Hotel Plan.
Mr. SI Danforth proposes to build H
now hotel , if sufllciont encouragement
and aid is given the enterprise. Ho hu
hnd preliminary sketches propnrcd nnd
the locution is the corner of Eighth nnd
Broadway. The proposed hotel is to bo
four stories high nitdcontnln 100 rooms.
The committee of' the board of trade
have the matter und6r consideration.
There is a generous disposition on the
part of property owners in Council
Bluffs to donate Innd ind give other sub
stantial npsistnnco totiny manufncturcrs
which may desire to ( locate here. Mr.
P. J. Dny will donatp any desired portion
tion of his tract of 4QO acres lying south
and westand abutting Railroad addition.
J. P. Kyans will donate ono block of lots
in Railroad addition , al on portion of
a tract owned by him lying south and
cast of the city limits. J. W. & E. L.
Squire will give blocks 1 , 11 nnd it in
Squire's addition. T. J. Evans will
give $10.000 of land to ten manufacturers
who will locate buildings U | > on it. C. J.
Colby and E. A. Benson will also donnto
valuable lands. This will totnl nearly
if not quite $40,000 at a fair valuation.
A Htlll Hunt.
Yesterday Mr. E. C. Hunt , of the BEI :
force , nnd Miss Sndio K. Post , of Heb
ron , Neb. , wore united in the holy bans
of matrimony , % 'ho ceremony wns per
formed in Lincoln , Rev. Mr. Curtis , of
the Presbyterinn church , olliciatlng.
The newly married couple immediately
took a train for Council Bluffs and ar
rived hero last evening. They will bo nt
home for the present nt the corner of
Eighth nnd Mynster streets.
J. B. Christian has returned to the
Jnmcs Gouldcn is back from the land
A. Pitkin , of Neolu , was at the Creston -
John Adams , of descent , visited the
B. E. P. Kelley , of Hastings , In. , was
nt the Kiel hotel yesterday.
J. J. Mnss nnd II. C. Mn s were among
yesterday's arrivals at the Crcston.
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. P. Weightniau hnvo
gone to Florida to sojourn for n season.
Henry Swan nnd family are enter
taining Mrs. Dr. Morrison and daugh
ter , of Albin , In.
Mrs. J. W. Bacharach leaves to-day
for Chicago , where she will spend n sea
son visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. George P. Smith left yesterday
morning for Philadelphia and other
eastern cities. IJe will bo absent sev-
J. M. Adams , of the shoe firm of E. E.
Adams & Co. , has been in the city for n
day or two visiting his brother. Ho
started for his homo in Boston lust
Judge Thorn ell got rather more fa
vorable tidings fronVhis homo yester
day , although his wife's mother is still
very ill , nnd it is still feared that she
will not recover. She was resting n lit
tle easier. - -
W. O. Wirt has'feecn ' confined to his
homo for a week or more , since his re
turn from the fai-iwcbt , where ho hns
been in the interests of the Masonic
Life Insurance association. He isagain
able to bo out , but- not rugged by any
means , though gaining in health.
The P. E. O. socioly will meet Satur
day afternoon at S5o clock at the resi
dence of Mrs. J. P. Kunball.
THE POLICE ! 'POAVKHL.ESS. '
Thieves in San Francisco Sacking the
t City With > Impunity. H <
SAX FHANCISCO , Feb. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.J For several weeks this
city has been overrun with thieves of every
description. It is literally at the mercy of
a well organized gang. Within three weeks
there have been not less than seventy-five
burglaries and robberies , mainly in the west
ern addition , where the cracksmen have
things their own way. Well-to-do-looking
pedestrians who have been out late at night
have been "held up" BO often that most people
ple whose business calls them out late now
, go armed. Half the police force , in the
transparent disguise of citl/ens clothes , have
been put on duty in the western addition , but
as all the detectives in the city do their brain
work thiough the medium of stool pigeons
and go-betweons , the gang knew of this order
as soon as it was issued and stopped opera
tions in that quarter. The gang is not averse
to a bit of humor , for among their very first
operations hero they jokingly bade ifcflanee
to the whole police force by entering the
house of Chief of Police Crowlcy while the
family were all at homo and getting , away
with $1,500 worth of jewelry. Although the
whole force is on the search , not u jewel has
been recovered or nn arrest made. And the
same is true of nil the robberies that have
been committed. The particular gang
that is now rejnforcing the native talent of
the city came hero with n circus thieo or four
weeks ago and has hud a very easy and prof
itable engagement. The first thing the rob
bers did on reaching the city was to go to nn
official in the police department who has had
the thrift to become a millionaire on a salary
of less than * (00 ( a month. They told him
they would like to have protection and ac
companied the request with u substantial in
ducement. The official locKcd up the money
and then told them to go ahead. " 13ut , " ho
added , "look out that you don't get caught. "
They kicked at that nnd wanted to know if
ho was going to take their money and then
give them that kind of protection. "That's
all right , " said he , "you look out that you
don't get caught. " And they went ahead
with impunity and not one of them has been
ILLINOIS O. A. R.
First Day'H Session of the State En
campment at Springfield.
SFUINGFIBI.D , 111. , Feb. i5. The state en
campment of the Grand Army of the Ko-
public began to-day at 10 o'clock. Governor
Oglesby , assisted by local and visiting mem
bers of the various relief corps , reviewed the
troops. As they passed through the grounds
of the czccutivo mansion they were en
thusiastically cheered. The governor , staff
and ladies occupied the largo front portico of
the mansion. There m-ro about 2,000 veter
ans in line , and as many more on the streets.
The city is beautifullyidecoratcd in. honor of
the event. The streets are crowded with
strangers and the people are still arriving.
Prominent candidate * for various state of
fices are on hand and 'have headquarters at
leading hotels. The business of the encamp
ment will bo transacted at the sessions of
this afternoon and to-morrow.
The session to-dayrwas largely devoted to
the presentation and reference of official re
ports. A resolution recommending the passage -
sago by congress of the service pension bill
was referred to the committee on resolutions.
A proposition for the 'permanent location of
the encampment at Springfield was defeated.
A memorial from JOlin Hrown post recom
mending a bill by congress for erecting a
monument to dead colored soldiers , was en
' A grand promenade concert , took place at
the Capital In tbo evening , together with an
address of welcome by Governor Oglesby
and speeches by others.
An Old Man's Windfall.
ASHLAND , Wis.Fob. 15. Samuel O'Grady ,
of Dennett , aged seventy , an cccentrlo in
dividual who has resided in that vicinity for
years , has just received news that ho hoc
fallen heir to JK1S5.000 by the death of rela-
tlvcs in the county of Limerick , Ireland.
The Saco Hank Recovers.
SACO , Mo. , Feb. 15. The Saco bank has re
covered every dollar of the tJOo.OOO worth of
registered bonds stolen by McNeally last Au
The Moffatt Vacancy. '
MAJIQUETTE , Mich. , Fob. 15. The latest re
turns from yesterday's election give Seymour
a majority of a little over TOO , with some
precwcU to bear from. '
DEPEW AS A POSSIBLE.
A Talk With New York'a Railroad Fa *
Nnw YOHK , Fob. IB. [ Special Telegram to
the UEB.J Thcro was a strong talk all day
yesterday among politicians of having the
New York republican delegation instructed
for Chaunccy M. Dcpew. Thcro is no ques
tion of his Immense popularity In this state ,
although his railroad life would probably
weight against him lu the west. After talk
ing to twenty different politicians about the
matter , a reporter this morning called on
Mr. Depcw himself. Ho Joked over his
candidacy , and was gratified when told that
nearly all the reporters would support him ,
"You want to know , " sold he , "if Harkis Is
willlnM Well then , seriously , I nm not a
candidate. I have all the presidencies which
1 desire. They have their advantages nnd
their gratifications , but they als o have their
reoponslbllltlcs nnd cares. I do not
wish to add to them and don't Im
agine I shall bo asked to do BO. I
suppose , " ho nilded , "that Mr. lllalnc's
declaration has caused nn activity among the
possible candidates. "
"Do you think Mr. Dltilnc's declaration Is
"I think he Intends it to be so understood , "
and Mr. Depew added , thoughtfully , "Even
if the convention should Insist on nominating
him his chance of election will bo strength
ened by his recent letter , for ho will c mo
before the country in the position of ono
sought by the office rather than soaking it. "
"In any event , then , his letter was wise I"
"Yes , 1 think so. "
"Do you think that the next president will
be a republican 1"
"I do , most undoubtedly. All the signs
point in that direction. "
"Leaving out Mr. Ulalno and yourself ,
whom do you think the strongest man I"
"That 1 do not care to say. In fact I have
not thought much about it. " .
Moral Depravity In Boston.
UOSTOS , Feb. ! & . [ Special Telegram to
the HUB. ] Mrs. Charlotte Smith , nn Investi
gating agent of Senator Blair's committee ,
will appear before the legislative committee
on child labor. The special subject on which
she Is to plead Is the custom of procuring
joung girls for houses of 111 repute from In
telligence offices of the city , She hns amassed
a number of affidavits of young women who
have applied for employment and been sent
to disreputable houses. The girls arc em
ployed as nurse girls , housekeepers , etc. , and
often when too late find themselves hopeless
ly ensnared. These statements are backed
by scores of affidavits taken regularly by a
magistrate. One case particularly aggravat
ing , recites how a thirteen year old girl was
detained by a well known lioston sporting
man in a road house resort at one of the
beaches. Mrs. Smith In illsguiso visited an
intelligence office , and on her application was
told she could hove girls In twenty-four
hours. The testimony she has received Is
lilve Stock Express.
BUFFALO , Feb. 15. The announcement Is
made that u new enterprise has been estub-
ishcd in connection with the cattle trade , to
be known as "tho American Live Stock Ex
press company , " with headquarters in New
York. The object is to transport cattle rap
idly by express , and suitable cars will bo
constructed. It is expected the plan
will be in operation by March 1.
For the present the company will confine its
operations to through stock , running from
Chicago to Hoboken over the Grand Trunk
nnd Delaware , Luekuwana & Western roads.
Contracts have been made to leave Chicago
Monday afternoon and arrive in Hobokcn
Wednesday morning ready for market. An
other train will leave Chicago Wednesday
afternoon nnd be in the Jersey City market
Friday morning. The trip will occupy forty
loins , Including half an hour's stop In Wash
ington for water.
The Patti Ticket Swindler.
New YonK , Feb. 15.Charlcs Benson , alias
Burton , tno swindler who is wanted in
Mexico , has been placed In jail prcparntoiy to
going there. It has been agreed that forty-
eight hours shall elapse before ho Is turned
over to the Mexican authorities. Benson's
lawyer will take steps immediately to have
extradition proceedings reviewed by the
United States circuit judge , sitting in this
A Slaughter orilaublts.
SAN FJIANCISCO , Cal. , Feb. 15. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] A hunter who has
come in from Bakerstteld , In Kern county ,
rarts that the last jack-rabbit or hare
drive there as a wholesale slaughter. About
two hundred people participated , nnd , scourIng -
Ing the plains , gradually drove the rabbits
into a triangular corral , the dead-fall being
at the apex of the triangle. There were two
round-ups , with 0,000 rabbits killed.
The Wrecked Metropolitan.
CINCINNATI , Feb. 15. Receiver Jnmcs Mc-
Convillo arrived from Stcubenvillo this
morning and took charge of the Metropolitan
bank. Ho is totally unacquainted with the
bank's affairs and can say nothing of the out
look until ho has examined the books.
OPKCIAL advertisement , such as LastFound
( J To Loan , For Sale. To Kent , Wants , Hoarding
etc. , will bo inserted In this column at the low
rate of TEN CENTS PBlt LINK for the first In-
Eertlon and Five Cents Per Line for each subse
quent insertion. Leave advertisements at our
office No. 12 Pearl Street , near broadway Coun
cil lllufts , Iowa.
"ClOUND On Main st. , a double-action , self-
JC cocking revolver , IB-calaber. Left at po
T71OH ItENT-Part of my office. No. COO Dread
X ? way , opposite new postofllce. Dr. C. 11.
WANTED If you have any furniture , stoves
or carpets for Bale , or if you want to buy
above goous , call on A. J. Mnndel , XSJ and XU
"ITl/ANTED Stocks of merchandise. Have
T Omaha and Council HlulTs city property ,
.also western land to exchange for goods. Call
on or address J. II , Christian , 419 liroadway ,
Council Illuffs la.
CRESTON HOUSE ,
Main Strait , Council Bluffs ,
Only Hotel In the City with Fire Es
cape. Electric Call Belle.
Accommodations First Class ,
Ratis Always Reasonabli
MAX MOHN , Proprietor.
THE TROTTING STALLION
Standard No. 4090 , chestnut stallion , foaled
April 10,1882. Bred byC. J. Hamlin , Buffalo ,
N. Y. , sired by Almonarch ( record 3 :24Jtf : )
son of Almont , llrst dam , Lucy , by Hnmlln's
Putchln , slro of the dam of Bell Hamlin
( record 2:13X : ) ; second dam by Rysdyk's
Humblctonian. Norway stands l ( > 3i hands
high , and can trot better than 2:1)0. : ) This
stallion will bo | > crmlUcd to servo a few
mares at ! 5 the season from March 1st to
July 1st. For particulars cmiuira of
WADE GARY ,
Council'Bluffs Driving Park , or No. 417
South 14th St. , Omaha.
OFFICER & PUSEY ,
tOO Brood way Council Uluffs , Iowa. Established
AT TEN Jfr BEIT Architects and Superintendents. Kooiu
ALLBK ft DflLL , 2 < Opol.a House lck.
RTPYTNRINti HydrauTio and"Sanrtary lngineor :
. DlllIUHDlllJjf , pian8) Estimates , Specifications. Sa
; ) ervision of Public Work , Brown Building , Council Bluffs
tt Floor Brown
, Building , 115 Pearl Street , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
N Justictof the Peace OIHco over American
, , Express , No. 419 Broadway , Council Bluffs ,
[ ow .
OTUO Attorneys at-Law , practice in the State
011110 , aui Federal Courts. Office Rooms 7
and 8 , SlmgartBeno Block , Council Bluffs , Iowa ,
EO DAflNJTTT Justus ° f the Peace , 415 Broadway
, D. DAA11J.11 , Council Bluffs. Refers to any bank or
business house in the city. Collections a specialty.
DRS. WOODBURY & SONS Dentists. Office corner o
. , Pearl St. and First Avenue
FINE GOLD WORK A SPECIALTY.
DR. C. B. J U DD ,
ELECTRIC BELTS AND ELECTRIC TRUSSES.
No. 6OO Broadway , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
WANTED Good Salesmen on large commission or salary.
WAXTiIOCAL ; , AXD TKAVUMXtJ A IJ\TS OX COMMISSION ,
No. 201 Main Street , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
Both. Domestic and Foreign.
The Greatest Invention of the Age !
llupture or Ilcinia a Fpoclalty 1
Makes Female Diseases a Specialty.
Cures all kinds of Chronic Diseases that BIP curable \\lth his rao't Womleiful Vcgetalilo Hcino-
rties. la the oldest nnd most suu'cssfitl hpeclallst In thu west. Call nml see hliii , Ofllco No. 11 ,
1'earl st. , Council UluUs Iowa. Oflico hours : Btol2 a.m. ; 1 to 5 anil U to 8 p. in.
Star Stables and Mule Yards
Bioadway , Council Uluffs , Opp. Dummy Depot.
Horses and mnles constantly on hand , for
gala at retail or in car load lots.
Orders promptly Oiled by contract on short
Stock sold on commission.
Telephone 111. BCHLUTEH & DOLBY.
Opposite Dummy Depot , Couuc.ll muffs.
DR. S. STEWART ,
HOSPITAL AMU OFFICC 45 rOUHTII HT. ,
Council Illuffs , la.
Veterinary Dentistry a Specialty.
OGDEN BOILER WORKS
CARTER & SON , Prop's.
All Kinds of Steam Boilers 4 Sheet Iron Work
Order * by mall for repars promptle attended
tfc. Satisfaction guaranteed. 10th A venue. Ad-
diessOgden Holler Works. Council Illuffx , Iowa
D. H. McOANELD & CO , ,
Hides , Tallow , Pelts ,
Wool and Furs.
Highest Market Prices. Prompt
MO and 622 Main etreeticouucil OluBs.Iow * .
By Our Crank
HAS Imported heio from China ,
Coirees kOAS'ITl > , none are ttnor ,
The best _ f Flour , please bear in mind ,
These at THO-X ELL MHOS' , find ,
Here we IIAY the best of fruit
Everything n c".l SKI , to suit.
And save you DOL Its , too ,
If you have to O V at all
Be your OltDK m ± large or email
Come and get your UR CEIUES ,
Surely you know where .
the place It
345 Middle Broadway
Telephone No. 20.
, Council Bluff's , Iowa.
GREAT DISCOUNT SA LE
OF 2O PER CENT ON
HATS AND CAPS FOR CASH.
t5t4 DOUGLAS STREET , - - - OUAHMt
WM. WELCH ,
ss Line ,
OFfr'lCC-015 MAIN 8THKKT.
Telephone No. .13.
The nnestllne ot Landaus , Coaches and lltcka
n the City. The only line authorised to answw
Ulls turned In to Am. l > ist. 'I'll. Co ,
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