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6 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE THURSDAY \ , MARCH 29 , 1SSS.
THE DAILY BEE
COUNCIL BLUFFS ,
OFFICE , NO , 12 PEARIj STIIEET.
Any Tuttot the City at
Twenty Ctnts I' r Week.
II , W.TH/T.ON . < MANAOEH.
TlrciNTRS OrriCBj No. 49.
NlCIFIT KIMTOn , NO. 23.
N. Y. Plumbing O !
New rulng goods nt Heller's.
Wanted Boys to-wire tags. Call ot DEE
The CnrrlRK case was not called , as the de
fendant has gene to Schuylw for a few days.
Articles of Incorporation wcro yesterday
Died for the Asbury Methodist churcli , of
Permit to wed was yesterday given to Ed
P. Mclntyre. of Harrison county , and Alice
Simpson , of this county.
The Presbyterian social will bo held at
( Mrs. Dr. Plnncy's , 212 Pearl street , this
ft tvcnlng. All arc Invited.
Tlio ladles arc cordially Invited to attend
the spring display of millinery at H. Fried-
man's Friday and Saturday ,
The clnmago caused to the telegraph and
telephone lines by the sleet storm has been
repaired , and the lines are all working as
Miss Laura Drcnncman has taken charge
of the pattern room of H. Friedman's milli
nery establishment , whcro showlllbc pleased
to have her friends and patrons call.
There will bo an Easter festival at the
Congregational church Saturday evening.
Buppcr will bo served for 25 cents , Novelties
will bo sold and n merry social season had.
.T. II. Hopkins , of Wheeler's Grove , and
Miss Cora M. Nace , of Lcs ) Monies , were
yesterday married by JUstice Urlggs. The
brldo is only seventeen , but was accompa
nied by her mother , who gave her consent.
Ex-City Engineer Thomas Tostovln has
opened an onico in room 5 , No. 601 Broadway ,
corner of Main. Ho will' do a general engi
neering business and fcontlnuo the work with
which he Is so familiar , viz. , running grades
nud furnishing grading estimates , as well as
On account of the season being so early
Mr. H. Friedman has decided not to givu a
formal spring opening , but has arranged for
an elegant display of flno French pattern
bonnets and novelties , far superior to any
heretofore shown In this city. This display
will bo on Friday and Saturday.
The motion for a new trial In the Richard
son-Scott case was not argued at this last
term of court , but Judge Thornell Is to como
hero during vacation and hear the argument.
The motion is made on behalf of the plaintiff ,
who Is dissntlsiied with the amount of dam
ages awarded by the Jury.
In the police court yesterday morning John
Croty wus found guilty of an assault on the
person of Contractor Calllhan. Croty was
locked up to await the sentence of the court.
The prosecuting witness was not as biidly
bruised ns at tlrst appeared , and it seems that
the grcatcat damage was done to his feelings.
The attention of the chief of police is called
to the gang of loafers which daily congre
gates In front of the First National bank , es
pecially after banking hours , and takes com
plete posoession of the bank steps and side
walk , rendering that corner almost Impass
able to pedestrians unless they step oil into
The pipes for the completion of the watcr-
works mains , ordered by the city council , nr-
rived yesterday. These mains will extend
from Broadway to the Crittenden homestead ,
the entire length of lienton , Harrison and
North Seventh streets. Work will begin at
once and will be finished in the course of ono
Mr. Ueed , of the Manawn motor line , Is
to sure of an early completion of the road
that ho Is perfecting certain details requisite
to the accommodation of his patrons. Ho is
having a handsome carry-all made which will
My between the office and the various depots.
The ofllco will be located at the Manhattan ,
the west side of which will bo set apart and
fixed up for his uso.
Money at low rates on flrst-clnss farm security.
Burnimm , Tulleys & Co. , Itti JIaJu street.
For all ftninlo diseases consiilt Drs. Jfoser &
Vnn Ness , opera house block , rooms 4 and 0 ,
Council IHullB. Correspondence solicited.
Nobbiest btylcs in spring overcoats at
John Bono & Co.'s.
A full line of crockery and glassware
At Lund Bros. , No. 23 Main street.
Union Abstract company , 230 Main street.
O. Li. French , recorder of Harrison county ,
was In the city yesterday.
M. V. Gannon , Esq. . of Omaha , was In the
city yesterday on legal business.
Miss Love , of Chicago , has taken charge of
H. Friedman's trimming department. She
has excellent taste and Is thoroughly conver
sant In the millinery line.
W. H. Copson , city cditorof the Nonpareil ,
Is laid up for repairs , made necessary by a
combined attack of bilious fever and the
"ager. " J. W. Richards la doing duty as a
E. H. Shcafo loans money on chattel
security of every description. Private
Consulting rooms. All Wblncss strictly
confidential. Ofllco 600 Broadway , cor
ner Main street , up-stairs.
Travelers ! Stop at the Bechtolo.
Piles cured with certainty. Drs.
Mosor & Van Ness , Council Bluffs , la.
Western Iowa College ,
The growth of our city and a largely
increased attendance demand an in
crease of facilities , and an extension of
the courses of study afthis institution.
- Prof. Q. I ) . Ostrom , a teacher of largo
experience , 1ms purchased a half inter
est In the college and will hereafter bo
Identified with it. lie will have charge
of n classical department , through
which students may bo lilted to enter
our higher eastern colleges. Our nor
mal and commercial departments will
bo in excellent condition , A largo
number of students are expected next
term , which begins Monday. April - ' .
Dr. McCrao has opened -ttio bids for the
building of his eight houses , but finding
the figures n httlo higher than ho ex
pected , ho concluded to revise the specifica
tions somewhat , reducing the expense , and
then get now bids. Ho has not given up his
purpose , but will doubtless soon have the
Lost , an Irish setter dog , very large ,
red in color. Return to A. Rafter , 310
Broadway and receive reward.
Drs. Moseri Van NPSS euro piivate diseases ,
llooms I ami 0 , opera huiibu b'lk. Telephone STJ.
The DUtrlot Court.
The four district courts open now terms
on next Tuesday. Judge Loofbourow goes
to Red Oak ; Judge Cat-son , to Audubon ;
Judge TJiorncll , to Clurlndn , and Judge
Ucciiicr will hold court in Council Bluffs.
0. J. Swan , formerly of Swan Bros. ,
lina formed u partnership with W. S.
Hohlnson , and will with him conduct
the business of the Domestic bakery ,
No , 005 South Main street. Robinson &
Swan is the title of the now linn , and
they purpose- malting such improve
ments as will make the establishment
complete in all respects. They will
carry nfull line of confectionery , cigars ,
etc , , besides having n iirat-cluss bakery.
Lntcfct novelties in the Star shirt
waists at John Bono & CO.'B.
Call and see the newest styles of boys'
knee and kilt suits at John Bono & Co's.
S. B , Wadsworth & Co , loan money.
Cyclone Can trot the C. B , track in
C2G ; , without weight or boot : weighs
1,800 pounds. Ho is ut the Kiel barn.
Bee him ,
THE CITY COUNCIL HELPING ,
It Orders the Rook Island to Remove -
move Obstructing Tracks.
A VERY CROOKED HALL.
An Alclcrinnn Gets the Job of PaintIng -
Ing Hose Cnrtii Tobacco Chew-
ere nt the Court House-
The Motor Must Get There.
The common council mot yesterday mornIng -
Ing at 10 o'clock , as a committee of the whole
to act In rcfcrcnco to the Lake Manawa
motor line matter. A full board and the
mayor was present. Being called to order
the object of the session was stated , after
which the council adjourned to visit the
street and crossing in question. On their
return the following report was unanimously
"Wo , the committee of the whole , to whom
wan referred the petition of the board of
trade and four hundred signers In reference
to the Chicago , Rock Island &Pacillc railway
company blocking up South Ninth street ,
between Twelfth and Thirteenth avenues , seas
as to prevent the public from the free and
lawful use thereof , and further defying the
common council the right to grant a good
and operative ordinance to the Lake Manawn
railway company to cross their tracks ,
located as above , would recommend that the
sal'l Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific railway
company bo notified at once by the marshal
to open forthwith the said South Ninth street
to the public by putting in good and
sufficient approaches and street crossings ,
also to remove all extra tracks not granted
" > y ordinance , and for the further protection
I llfo and property that they put a reliable
and competent flagman at said South Ninth
street crossing , and further that the Chicago ,
Rock Island & Pacific railway company bo
required to obey the ordinance of the city
council by allowing the Lake Manawa rail
way company to put In their crossings at
Lot 10 , block 7 , Bayliss' first addition ,
with good house , will bo offered cheap
for the no.xt ten days by S. B. Wads-
worth & Co , , USO Main st. It is a bar
gain for any ono.
Of Mrs. T. B. Louis' millinery em
porium , Thursday and Friday , March
29 and 80. Latest novelties will bo dis
played. Don't forget the date and
place , Mrs. Arbuthnot's old stand.
SpnttcrlnR the New Court House.
Now that the county Is in possession of ono
of the llncst court houses in the west , It is
proper that some care should bo taken to
keep it In a neat and attractive condition.
Despite the fact that It has been occupied but
a short time , the corridors have already been
abundantly branded with tobacco chcwors ,
who pass carelessly by the spittoons , with
which the corridors are plentifully supplied ,
and cast their filthy expectorations about
them on all sides , with an utter disregard of
its effect on the marble floors. Yesterday
afternoon a BEB reporter stood at the foot of
the main staircase and watched the visitors
at this magnificent temple of justice. Of the
120 persons who were observed to pass along
the corridors , soventy-or.o were seen to de
posit a liberal contribution of loud colored
and 'louder smelling saliva on the
marble tiles , apparently oblivious of
whcro they were , sixteen made long range
shots at the spittoons and dismally 'failed to
hit the mark , twelve were successful in their
long distance marksmanship , seven took
pains to go a little out of their way to make
sure use of the receptacles provided , and
the remaining nineteen failed to yield to
what seemed to bo an ungovernable de
sire to flood the court house , and wore not
seen to unload. Six of the seventy-one ag
gravated their offense by taking from their
mouths an exhausted quid , and slapping it
down upon the floor. Such figures as these
are anything but flattering to the citizens of
Council Bluffs and the surrounding country.
It Is probable that In but a few of thcso
cases was there any malicious intent , yet it
is Imperative that some means should be
taken to prevent the continuation of such
carelessness. It Is entirely unnecessary and
uncalled for , and it is hoped that those hav-
authority in the matter will see to it at once
that the nuisance Is abated.
New City Directory.
Changes in residence or business can
bo made by addressing D. C. Dunbar &
Co. , Omaha.
Fine millinery , Friday , March 29.
Mrs. R H. Stewart , All are cordially
invited. No cards.
Alii Our Charitable Institutions.
If there are twelve Domestic sowing
machines sold from this oflico within
within the next ten days , either for casher
or monthly payments , wo will donate the
entire proceeds of the twelfth sale to St.
Bernard's and the Cottage hospital ,
each receiving an equal share. Do-
mo&tio parlors , 105 Main street.
There Is considerable buzzing about among
the high bonnets of tlia congressional aspir
ants. Council Blitffs has had the congres
sional representatives for this district so long
that other counties are quite uneasy , and
openly avow that the titno has como for a
change. Pottawattamlo Is reluctant to let
go , and if the nomination docs not fall to Its
lot It will not bo for a lack of candidates.
Congressman Lyman is said to bo quietly
planning for a renomination. His friends in
sist that it takes at least two terms in con
gress before a representative is able to
really do much for his constituents
or for himself , and that it
would bo unfair to Major Lyman , and unwise
for his constituency to inako a change now.
His old democratic opponent , W. H. M.
Pusoy. has been named by the opposition
cauip , but ho declines having his inline con
sidered , and makes this so umpbatlo that the
democracy of this county la looking else
where. There are faint rumors thafDan
Farrell has congressional aspirations. Ho is
a fresh importation hero , and while ho would
rally the local democracy , ho could also have
a hold on his old homo in Mills county ,
Among the republicans hero Colonel Sapp is
named as usual , and Is developing some
strength. Ho has served , and is one of the
old wheel horses of the party , As a repre
sentative of tbo young men J , J , Stcadrnan
is being pushed forward with some- enthusi
asm , John Y , Stone could probably easily
gain the nomination , but It Is understood that
ho resists all advances in this line , and is not
HUoly to be In the race at all. Judge Loof
bourow is prominent among the outside can
didates in the republican party. When ho
first ran for judge ho was bitterly assailed ,
his personal record savagely attacked , ana
perhaps If nominated those charges would bo
renewed with increased vigor. As ono of
his friends rcjnarks , hg has been lied about
more than any man in the district , and cer
tain it seems that at the last election ho had
no opposition to speak of , tboso who had pre
viously attacked him In many cases were hlo
suppoitcrs , and the race was a clear vindica
Piles cured with certainty. Drs.
Modor & Van Ness , Cell Bounluffs.
Shcufe loans money on real estate.
Ilcform For Hcvcnue.
It looks as though the new city administra
tion had started in with the Intention of get
ting all the "spoils" possible out of their
positions. The first case where this is shown
is in connection with the fire department.
Heretofore , the members of thl ? department
have been accustomed to do nearly all the
work of repairing , painting , etc. , that has
been necessary to have done in that branch
of the .city service. There nro several good
painters , carpenters and blacksmiths among
the lira lads , and this work has been j > er-
foriucd by them without extra expense to
the .city , oud Just us well us could have been
done elsewhere. A short Umo ago It was
determined to re-paint hose carts Nos. t and
3 , and they were taken to n vacant Tmildlng
near the Upper Broadway fire house for the
convenience of the department painters , and
duly received the first coat of paint.
Now It seems that pno of the mem
bers of the fire committee of the
city council Is Mr. E. T. Waterman ,
and this same Mr. Waterman is the owner of
n carriage manufactory on North Main
street , and runs a paint shop In connection
with it. Yesterday morninir nn order was
received to take the hose carts to Mr. Water
man's establishment and leave them thcro to
bo painted. Mr. Lacey , who Is also n mem
ber of the fire committee , when askort the
reason for the change , said that Mr. Water
man Informed him that there wcro no peed
painters In the fire department , and the work
was accordingly given to him. It seems
rather staango that the painting do'io by
members of the department should so sud
denly become Inferior , when It has thus far
passed without complaint , and No. 4 hose
cart has been allowed to run for the past
year just as painted by them. The fire lads
wax qulto "hot" over what they consider
Httlo less than nn insult to them , and it Is
probuolo that the taxpayers will wax consid
erably hotter when called upon to foot this
entirely unnecessary bill.
Catch On to This.
Mr. Charles Probstlo is prepared to
supply you with a harness tno equal of
any on earth. Pine work and harness
novelties a specialty. Single , double
and track ; also a good class of farm
work. A complete stock of gents' nnd
ladies' riding saddles , driving boots ,
robes , all kinds ' of whips , oto. Give
him a call.
The board of education of the inde
pendent school district of Council Bluffs ,
In. , will consider all plans that may bo
filed with the secretary , Charles M.
Harl. Esq. , on or before the 7th day of
April , 1888 , for a three-story , eighteon-
room school building , to bo erected on
the present site of the Washington ave
nue school houso. The cost of said build
ing not to exceed 940,000. Np payment
will be made lor any plan unless the
same shall bo adopted by the board.
The right to reject any or nil plans is
cxprcsslg reserved t > y the said board.
TlIKODOUE S. COUCH ,
J. J. STKWAUT ,
A Strange Coincidence.
Last evening Mayor Rohrer nnd Aldermen
Lacy , Weaver and Bellinger started for Dos
Molncs to look after some needed legislation
in regard to paving. By some strange coin
cidence , doubtless purely accidental , Tom
Wright , of Dos Moincs , the well known at
torney for the Rock Island , appeared hero
yesterday nnd las evening started back
homo on the same train. In view of thepo
sition taken by the council in attempting to
force the Rock Island to get out of the way
of the motor line , the query naturally arises
in the minds of some , whether the genial at
torney can cause the city officials to weaken.
Ho Is one of the most fascinating talkers , a
close student of human nature , and quite
persuasive. The trip to Des Molncs doubt
less afforded him an excellent opportunity to
present the Hock Island's side in the most
favorable light , but ho will doubtless find it
no easy task to swerve the aldermen from
the position towhich they have committed
If the official tourists nro caused to weaken
any by the talented nnd genial attorney , it
will DC a sad disappointment to the homo
constituents , who have elected them in the
full confidence that they have too hard sense
to be easily moulded , even under the manipu
lations of skillful railway managers.
The ladies of the Degree of Rcbekah
will give nn Easier social at Odd Fellows
hall , Saturday evening. March 31. All
Odd Fellows and their families are es
Vice-President Smith and Attorney Shel
don , o the Wabash , left for Chicago last
evening. Tne result of their visit here is not
yet known , as none of the officials will tulle
concerning the matter. This much is known ,
however , that their visit was brought about
by the death of Col. McKissock , and has a
bearing on the appointment of his successor.
It has been generally reported thai Mr ,
Smith would be appointed to fill the vacancy ,
but the BBC is informed on reliable authority
that such will not bo the ease. It is also
stated that the new man is already agreed
upon , but that several changes arc to be made
before the appointment is made known.
Among the cases to be called nt the next
term of tho. district court that is to be opened
on tne 3d of April by Judge Decmer , are the
following : State vs A. B. Sohisler , mur.ler ,
second trial ; F. B. Casey , Jai-ob Hurtles ,
F. W. Hutchinson , larceny : John Ilannscn ,
A. R. Smith , Hugh Thompson , perjury ; Dan
Carrigg , contempt ; William LlncDcrgcr , Dan
Carrigg , Ed Sherlock , Ed Anderson , keeping
gambling houses ; Hugh Thompson , bigamy ;
N. A , Seamens , embezzlement. There are
also cases against parties keeping houses of
ill-fame ns follows : Mrs. Ann Harrison ,
Mabel Marx , Ella Brown , Belle Gerspacher ,
Stella Long. The trial of John Quirk , for
confidencing William Polenz will also come
up at this term. The saloon cases are also on
Another Ilntl Man Gone flight.
The all-around crook called Hall who getaway
away witli a suit of clothes from Oliver's '
tailoring establishment , was taken to the
penitentiary last night. Ho will remain
thuro two years. A strong effort was made
to get Judge Thornoll to order him held hero
until Judge Loofbourow , who tried the case ,
could hear the motion for a stay , but Judge
Thornoll refused to grant the order , and tbo
prisoner was taken to Fort Madison last
evening. Sheriff O'Niel feels a Httlo easier ,
for while Hall was not hard to manage , yet
ho Is so cunning that ho needed constant
watching lest ho should attempt to escape.
Special communication of Bluff City Lodge
No. 71 , F. & A. M. , this Thursday evening
for work In third degree. Visiting brethren
cordially invited. By order of the W. M.
A Difficult Plcco of Engineering In
San Jose Herald : The Aptos creek
debouches hero into the sou , and run
ning up this creek seven miles to the
base of grim old Loma Prietta is n rail
road built nnd owned by the Loma
Prlota Lumborcomnany. This wonder
ful little road , hidden away in the
bowels of the mountains nnd creeping
up the Aptos gulch , is , besides being
the prettiest bit of railroad scenery in
California , the most remarkable feat of
railroad engineering north of Peru.
Five miles of the road were built four
years ago. The timber having boon cut
out within roach of the railroad , the
company greatly desired to end the
road two .miles further up in order to
reach the magnificent basin of the
Aptos , u wide , fiat opening in
the heart of the mountains ,
filled with some of the finest
redwood timber on the coast. But
there appeared to bo insuperable diffi
culties in the way. Engineers were
sent thither to explore the route , and
they reported it impracticable , The
gra'des were too stoop , the gorges too
narrow and the curves too short. The
company at last appealed to Mr. Mac
Leod , who went and looked over the
"I can hulld it , " ho said , ( % if you back
mo with the money.
"You may have nil the money you
want , " was the reply.
Ho wont to worlc last Juno and has
jtibt finished the road. It ia a romnrlc-
able achievement. Some ideas of the
dllnculUos that had. to bo overcome may
bd gathered from u knowledge of these
facts : The average grade of the- new
extension is 211 feet 'to the milo , the
maximum grmlo being 234 foot. The
maximum-curvntftfo is twenty-four de
grees ( that is , nn , ftnglo of twenty-four
degrees in every 100 feet ) . When the
basin is reached , ( through which the
fond runs a mile ) , thcro nro lighter
grades and harder curves , thcro being
ono twonty-six-dpgroo curve , making
n toUil of ninety sevcn degrees. The
grades of 211 feet nro on the twenty-four
degree curves , tup grades of 204 feet
being on the tangents.
The road crosses nnd roeross.cs the
creek many times , requiring numerous
trestles ana bridges. On ono of thcso
bridges thcro is a curvature of 18 de
grees on a fifty-foot span. At the high
bridge , u line piece of work , the track
is seventy-live foot above the bed of the
creek , nnd a quarter of a milo above it
ia "Devil's Gate , " n narrow gorge occu
pied wholly by the creek , where the
rend is cut through the rock , nnd Is
only seven feet nlmvo the creek. This
gorge was n dllllcult pas ngo , two
briugcsbclng required in n space of 150
A queer-looking locomotive , a power
ful machine that carries its water on its
back , is kept on this rend , malting daily
trips. In tno summer n passenger loco
motive nnd train will run to Loma
Pricstn , and beyond that the queer
locomotive will run to the end of the
rend and bring down the timber to bo
cut nt Loma Prictn. So steep is the
grade that very Mow progress is made
nnd in coming down the brakes Have to
bo sot very hard , It is n charming ride
from beginning to end. All the lumber
is but at Loma Prieta , whore there is n
Httlo town and a big mill. The mill
has a largo circular saw , wish nn over
saw , and they but boards six feet wide
nnd have n capacity of 00,000 feet a day.
Between the upper end of the road
and the base of the mountain of Loma
Prlela is a ridge , and at the base of this
ridge bovcral creeks the Los Gates , at
an elevation of 2,630 feet above the bca ;
the Sequel , 1,180 fcot , the Aptos , 1,1)00 )
foot , and the Corralitos , . all flowing in
different dlrcctions.thoLosGntos north ,
the Corrnlltos cast , the Aptos south and
the Sequel feouthwest. The end of the
track is four miles from the bate of
Lomn Priota , and a town has sprung up
thcro , calico Monte Vista. It is a won
derful sight this getting out of logs
and firewood. Who htib seen a grenbcd
skid road up a mountain and oxen drng-
ging clown Ings ? Who has seen mules
loaded with wood climbing down the
steep trails ? Who has Been n ginnt red
wood , six to ten feet in diameter , felled
by the axemen and como crushing down
with thundering noise ? It is a grand
sight nnd ono worth seeing , and there
is fishing and hunting there , too.
A HORRIBLE DESERT SCENE.
Floating Arms nnd Legs anil Black-
Robed I'rlcHts in thn Blue Cthcr.
"Whoop up the romping spooks out
east of Bartow , " . said John Carson , an
Atlantic < Sc Pacific railroad man , to a
San Francisco Examiner reporter yetg
tordny : "I saw youdiad something in the
Examiner several weeks ago about the
mirage on the Mffiava debcrt , and the
myriads of people that were been in
boats about there , j Well , they're thick
ening up. In winter time , you know ,
they always got thicker. For eight
months now / I have been
running the hundred-mile division
out cast of BaWow. The spooks
used to loom , up about every
other day. Now wo sec them nearly all
the time" They're tno ghoulcst lot of
things , too , I ever did see. They ap
pear in all borls of'shapes. ' At first they
were a tolerably , respectable lot of
ghosts , clad in white , with faces and
hands that looked' ' very much like ap
paritions as shown in pieturcs , only
they appeared and disappeared , float
ing horizontally and in every other po-
bition in the air , and always stand
about a quarter of a mile awn.y from us.
Now youcan get within an eighth of a
milo'and some of them are trigged out
like Indians , with fcntherb in their hnir
and sometimes with a streak of red
around their bodies.
'The scientists say that the increase
in the phenomena is owing to the at
mospheric changes at this time of the
year. Whether it is or not. I know
they would have a very hard time con-
vincintr the people of it who travel over
our lino. A woman last year , who was
from Illinois , fainted dead away when
bhe got a glimpse of them sailing on an
'imaginary lake. Lakes and green trees
appear without number now on the Col
orado desert. Fringing these lakes
witli u circle of green , and with the
strange ehnrnctorb floating about on
them , a queer bight is presented. You
can never get nearer than an eighth of
a milo to these lakes.
"There rose up in front of the engine
lafct Saturday , however , " said Mr. Car
son , utho btrangest conglomeration of
figures that I presume mortal eyes ever
behold. Kver see the picture of Dante's
Inferno IIH illustrated by Doro ? It was
something like that , the wierdest , aw-
fuleat sight , an admixture of floating
arms , legs and pieces of bhrouds. Three
or four whitcfaced women , as many gray-
bearded men , and a solemn-vibagod
priest in white robes floated in the blue
either with the mass. Sol Anderson ,
our engineer , was the most scared man
you over saw. He put on every pound of
btcam ho had , and wo went tearing over
the desert like mad. Wells , Fargo's
agent , ! thought , would have died. Lucky
for us that the awful mirage hovered by
the engine and tender , elbe wo should
have had n howling lunatic asylum
aboard the train. Do you suppose I
could have convinced them that these
things wcro not genuine. Not much.
Fact is , I had all I could do to hold my
self level. Every time I looked at them
I said : 'My Godf those things are real !
Thcro cnn't bo anything so clearly rep
resented ns that and not bo genuine ! '
Well , they hovered thcro for twenty
minutes , and then disappeared like a
flash. Beyond were nothing but our
"The desert just'now is unusually Imrd
and parched. The sun shines clear and
warm. If tha apparitions thicken , I
don't know what wo will do with our
people. Some of them are likely to go
raving' mad. "
The Champion Hitch Juniper.
Probably the , most wonderful athlete
of modern times is'W. Byrd Page , the
champion high jumper of the world ,
whose record of six feet four inches
stands unparallcd in the history of the
athletic sports. Page is a member of
the Manhattan club , nnd always com
potes under their colors. As a child ,
no was bickly nud his legs wcro very
weak , but by athletic exorcises , ho
strengthened them , His favorite pas
time was bicycle riding , and some of
his performances on the wheel have
been recorded. Page is now five feet
six and three-fourths inches , and weighs
160 pounds. An idea of hit ) marvelous
work can bo gained from the fact
tliat ho clears a bar almost ( en inches
higher than his head. After winning
every elmmpionbhip in sight in this
country , ho. went to EiiRTnnd and tried
for the championship of England and
Ireland , although suffering from a se
vere strain. On his return he won the
championship of America for the third
time. Ho afterwards cleared two six-
toon-hand horses without weights. Labt
spring ho graduated at the university
of Pennsylvania , and this year is taking
a course in mechanical engineering.
The intercollegiate snorts this spring in
Now York will prdbably bo his last ap
pearance in public. In bicycling Paga
has wheeled 10,000miles , toured through
cloven Btntca and two provinces of Can-
ndnndistance of 5,800 miles , Helms ex
plored 3.641 miles of now roadwny , nnd
Jins tabulated the same In the L. A , W ,
Bond Book of Ponnsylvanin , Mnryland
hml Now Jersey , lie also holds the
three nnd four day touring records of
Amorlcn. In a running high jump com
petition ho has never received n handi
cap. Ho has competed sixty-six times ,
nnd has been defeated from the scnrtch
but five times. Ho has broken four
board floor records. Ho lias twice
broken the intercollegiate record and
three times the American record. Ho
has broken the American amateur rec
ord ton times nnd the English ninntcur
record onco. Ho has also broken the
Canadian amateur record once , the
worlds amateur record twice ami the
world record onco. Ho lo-uny holds the
championships of America , Canada , Kn-
plnnd , Ireland and the intercollegiate
The decrease of salmon in the Colum
bia river is causing fishermen to change
their boso of operations to Alaska.
SPECIAL ml vertlsementfi , snclinslxint , Pound ,
To J.onn , rorSnlo.To Hcut , Wnnts. lIonnltnK
etc. , will bo Innorled In thli column attliolow
rntoof TBN CKNTS PKU LINK for the first in-
scrtlonnml TJvo Cents J'cr Mno forench suliso-
fpicnt insertion. Lcnvo advertisements nt our
olllrc. No , 121'oixrl Street , ncnr Urcmihvny , Coun
cil muffs. Iowa.
WANTKD At once , four girts for general
liotlBouork , UU5 llroiulwny.
rpO THADU A clean stock ot clothing. hntH ,
J. boots nnd slioc < 4 , for Council llnifls or
Omiilm property , or for land In tills vicinity ,
IM , llee otllco , Council JIluHs.
ANTKD ( lood clrl for pcncrnl liqusework.
Apply to Mrs. Obeiholtzcr , ( CM Third 8t.
WANTCD-A peed shoemaker with kit of
tools nnd } 10 ( ) capital ; peed opening nt
Lake View , I will furnish shop room In my
general store rent free. For further particulars
nddroHS .1.1 > . Thvrkt'lxon , Lake View , Sac Co. .
Ia. , or call on Joseph Therkelsen , ill Upper
Hroadway , Council 11 Hi Us.
FOH SAJiE Very cheap for ca h or would ex
change for Conn ell lllutls or Omaha prop
erty , a retail ttock of boots and shoes valued at
JilW. Call nt store No , MO S. lath ft. . Omaha ,
or address It. Martin , mme place and number.
ANTED-A good waiter. Loulo & Jlctz , 625
and K7 , Council Illutls. 148
TjlUUNlTUKE-Bought , sold nnd exchanged ;
JU nlco storngo and commission In good , light ,
airy , llro-prool building. Inquire at store No.
110North 13th at. It. .Martin , Omaha , Neb.
TTPHOLSTKHING and Furniture repairing
U done neatly and promptly : work guaran
teed. Household goods nnu furniture oought
android. L.M. Lewis , No. 110 North 13th St. ,
FOH SALE At a bargain , 40 acres near stock
yards. South Omaha , Neb. . John on &
Christian , Itoom 35 , Chamber of Commerce ,
WANTED A girl to do general housework ;
small family , convenient kitchen. 709 Cth
TXT'ANTED Stocks of merchandise. Have
V T Omaha and Council Hluffs city property ,
nlto western land to exchange- goods. Call
on or address Johnson Ac Christian , Room & > ,
Ciiamber of Commerce , Omaha.
S.\YI > JCt A. S\YI > EK ,
M. D. SNVDKIl , A. M. . M. I ) .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
.MltS. M. n. HNVDKIt , M. I ) .
SPEC'I \ LIST
DISEASES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
3O7 Brondwny , Council Bluffs.
WHAT A MUSS
And ( ill on account of the
If they had bought their groceries of
Troie [ 1
Cash Grocers !
This would not have happened and
this family would saved from 10 to tiO
per cent beside. Send for catalogue of
prices , Special prices to clubs of 5 or
more. No. 345 Middle Broadway ,
OFFICER & PUSEY ,
MO Broadway Council Hindu , Iowa. Established
OGDEN BOILER WORKS
CAItTEU & SON , 1'ron's.
AH Kinds of Steam Sailers < S Sheet Iron Work
Orders by mail for repairs promptly attended
to. HutUfuctlon guaranteed. 10th Avenue. Ad'
drtea Ogilen Holler Works. Council Bluffs , Iow
1 DH. S. STEWAKT.
HOSPITAL AND OmCB 45 KOUIITII ST. ,
Council IllulTa , Ia.
Veterinary Dentistry a Specialty
R , H , HUNTINGTON & CO , ,
FLOUR , FRUIT & PRODUCE ,
NO. 104 UIIOADWAY.
-is Tiir.ATIVK s OF-
CHINESE MATTING !
The Same that is now en route from HONG KONG.
THE COUNCIL BLUFFS CARPET COMPANY
Will Show the Finest Line nnd Most Complete Assortment Ever Shown in
OUR CARPET AND TAPESTRY
Departments Contain the Latest Styles and
No. 405 Broadway , Council Bluffs ,
Won't Forgot Mrs , V. B , White Win , Fitzgerald ,
The tat Bargain Denier In
Staple and Fancy
SHOE STORE , . GROCERIES.
New Ftorc. New Block
, No.337 llrondnnjr , Courv
Is nt 100 Main Street 210 Mnln Street ,
Council IllulTs. In. . . CrcMun llou < o DIOCK.
S. A. PIERCE , Prop. ell lllud * Icmn. rounclt muffs , In.
Nenmayer's Hold ,
J. Niumnycr , Prop.
$1.00 PER DAY. FUIINITUIIK , BtOVKS ,
Street car connections
to nlldcinits. FOU CASH.
Flro proof * tnblc In con
nection , Nos. 'Mi nnd Highest Prices 1'ald.
210 . llroMlway. . 11. J. HANCOCK ,
Opp. Ourclcn House.
Council IliinTn , Inwiv 227 Main St.
NATURALIST AND TAXIDERMIST ,
3101LVTS BIRDS AMD MAMMALS TIIUE TO
NATUUE. ALL , WOICK GUARANTEED.
NO , OIO MAIN STUE1ST , : COUNOILj ntiUPFS , lfl
Orders taken at Peurose & Hnrden'e , ? . 1-tn st. , Omalia , Nob.
ESTABLISHED 1842. INCOrtPORA ED 1878
MASSILLON , OHIO , MANUFACTURERS.
SIZES FROM Especially Designed for
25 TO 250 AND
HORSE ELECTRIC LIGHT
POWER , PURPOSES ,
AUTOMATIC : CUT-OFF : ENGINE.
Branch House , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE.
E. C. HARRIS , Manager.
P. C. DEVOL.
Jcwdl Yapor Sieves.
Monitor Wrought Ranges.
Charier Onk Stoics.
Golden Star Vapor Ranges
( Hidden Fence Wire.
Tin Rooflng and Job Work
BROADWAY , COUNOlTj niiUKFS ,
E8TIMATER FURNISHED. CASH TRADE SOLICITED.
S13NJ ) POK CIIlUULiAIlS ,
Star Stables and Mule Yards
Broadway , Council lilulTs , Opp. Dummy Depot
Horses ami mules constantly on hand , for
sale at retail or in car load lotH. , .
Orders promptly fllled by contract on hliort
Block Fold on commission.
Telephone IK. 8UHMJTEH & I10M5Y.
Opposite Dummy Depot , Council DlulTs.
THEO. BECKMAN ,
MANUKACTUIIKU OF ANI > HBAI.KH IN
HARNESS , SADDLES ,
BRIDLES AND COLLARS.
A rull Assortment of Harness Goods Con
stantly on Jlund.
Ilcpulrlng Neatly and Promptly Done.
NO. 205 MAIN ST. ,
COUNCIL. BLUFFS , I ! IOWA.
FOR THE LATEST
And Most Fashionable novelties in
HUMAN HAIR GOODS
MRS. G. L. GILLETTE ,
20 Main St. , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
OKKICB oi' THE
STEAM DYE WORKS ,
Sumo fatrcot and number.
Wlffl. WELCH ,
Carriage ami Express Line
OFPIOE Oin 3IAIN STItEET.
.Tilenlione No. S3.
The finest line of f.amluus. Coaches and Hacks
in the city. The only line authorized to uumyer
calls tinned to to Aw. i > kt. Tel , Co ,
7S4 BKOAIMVAY , UP-STAIUS
Is ready to furnlbh first-class help of all kind ? ,
contoactoru , hotels , ie.staurants urnl private
Klfty ladles and gentlemen wanted to sell a nevr
article which mory family will buy. Appjy
this week ,
llefoicnces : 1'ittt Nat'l Hank.
1014 DOUGLAS SJC1. , OMAHA , NEB.
D , H. McDANELD & CO. ,
Hides. Tallow , Pelts ,
Wool and Furs.
Highest Market Prices. Prompt
KOend K2 Mftln fitroet.Councll BluBB.Tow * .
ACCIDENT INSURANCE , .
$5,000 AT DEATH !
128 weekly indemnity for injury. Costs but
113 per year in the Old Jlellablo Unltea fitatea
Mutual Accident ABSociation of Now York.
KIljLiMUH & KKLilitSV ,
General Agents ,
Iloom a , Opera House lllock. _
EGAN & KIMBALL ,
STEAM AND GAS FITTERS ,
No. 662 Broadway. Opera House Block ,
Council Bluffa. Telephone No. 281.
THE TROTTING STALLiON
Standard No. 4096 , chestnut stallion , foaled
April 10 , 1682. Bred by C. J. llawlin , Uuffojoj
N. Y. , sired by Almotiarcli ( record 25Hj/ ;
son of Aluiont. llrst duui , Lucby Hamlin'tf
I'utchlti , sire of the dum of Bell Ham 1 In.
( record 2:18Jf : ) : second dam by RyadylrB
Harnblctonliui. Norway stands 10 > < uanda
high , and can trot better than 3UO : , Thlr
stallion will b permitted to serve o tovr
mares at f35 the season from March 1st to LI
July 1st. For particulars enquire of
WADE GARY ,
Council Hluffs Driving Park , or No. i\l
South lltU St. , Oiuauu.
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