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0 THE QMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY. APRIL 12. 188&
. dOUNOIL BLUFFS ,
OFFICE , NO. 12 PEARIi
t XMtmed by Carrier In Any Purl of the City ftt
- Twenty Cents I'er Week.
H.TV.TILTON . . . MANAGER.
ncBiKEfD Orricne. No. 43.
HIQIIT KlJiion , No. 23.
N.'Y. Plumbing Co.
New spJltiR goods at Roller's.
The funeral of I , N. Slplcr occurred yes
terday at his la to homo In Uoomcr township.
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Sweeney will beheld
held nt St. Francis Xavlcr's church Friday
morning at 0 o'clock.
DTho Jury In the Strlnghom cnso came In
Shortly after 11 o'clock la t nlcht with a vcr-
< Jlct finding the dcfcndcnt guilty of assault
The Chautauqua committee of the Omaha
board of trade will visit the Blurts to-mor
row. The programme arranged nnd an
nounced for Tuesday will bo carrcd out.
Special communication of llluffs City
Lodge , No. 71 , F. ft. A. M. , this ( Thursday )
evening. Work in llrst degree. Vlsltlnp
brethren cordially Invited. 13y order of
the W. M.
A marriajto license was Issued yesterday to
James P. Gnlvlu and Jennie P. Hcsnan.
both of this city. The couple will bo married
this morning by Hov. U. P. McMcnomy , at
EU Francis Xuvler's church.
A street sprinkler was put to work yester
day morning on liroadway and Main streets.
The nctlou of the council in providing for the
laying of the dust Is much appreciated by the
business men on those thoroughfares.
The now scraper and rood builder received
by the city on trial was tested yesterday in
leveling Fifth avenue. Several of the aider-
jncn'wero ou hand to inspect Its workings
nnd wcro well pleased with the result.
DTho regular annual meeting of the Council
Bluffs rowing association for the election of
oniccra and the transaction of business will
bo held Friday evening at the board of trade
rooms at 7:1)0 : ) p. ni. Every member Is urged
to bo present.
Tuesday night , between the hours of 13
and 1 , 0110 of William Lewis' hacks was
riven oft the end of a culvert on the Cres
cent City road. It had no occupants and the
Only damngo inlllctcd was a broken spring
and a scratched surface.
Warranty deeds wcro filed in the county
recorder's office yesterday , transferring lots
in Carson and Oakland to the value of tO,500 ,
to the South Branch Elevator company. It
la presumed that the lots have been pur
chased for the purpose of erecting elevators.
Tickets for the second annual ball of
Franklin Assembly No. 9503 1C. of L. , on
poxt Saturday evening , are selling at a lively
rate. Great preparations have been made
and a good tinio Is expected. Dalby's ' or
chestra of eight pieces will furnish music for
The Odd Fellows of this city nro preparing
to have a befitting celebration on the slxty-
fllnth anniversary of the order , which occurs
on the OCth of this month. There will bo n
publip parade , a gathering In the temple hall ,
BDCQChjSs. a supper and a social gathering in
The P. E. O. society met yesterday after-
at the homo of Miss Mollie Hicc , on
lurtb street , at which time the details of
fen coming entertainment wcro arranged.
promises to be a very clnborato affair , and
one of the most enjoyable givcu hero during
Ujo present season. .
In the police court yesterday morning D.
It. Murphy was assessed $7.00 booze line.
Andrew Canficld was sent to Jail for ten days
for vagrancy. Uobert Burke , Frank Pierce
ttjid Lloyd Forgraves wcro fined f 10 each for
disturbing the pcaco. John Shorter and Hyo
Goodwin , charged with assault , wcro re
The funeral of Miss Sarah Louclcs took
place at 2 o'clock ycsterclay afternoon from
the family residence on Fair-view street , Kcv.
Dr. Cooley , officiating. The graduating class
In the Bloomer school , of which the deceased
was a member , attended In a body and acted
aa pallbearers. The services were very Im
pressive , and a lariro " gathering of friends fol
lowed the remains" their last resting place ,
in Fairview cemetery. The lloral offerings
wcro very profuse and elegant , and were the
tributes of many loving friends.
The management of the Ogden house are
reasonably sure that there will bo no delay
In the promised opening. The work is pro
ceeding rapidly in pursuance of the con
tracts which call for completion by May 1.
Mr. A. B. Davenport will saver his collection
With the Millnrd , in Omaha , about the 20th
Inst. and will immediately move to this city.
L. E. Hunt , the associate proprietor , has
Bopped Ills goods from St. Louis and will
nrrivo hero either Monday or Tuesday of
next week , and the details of finishing will
1)0 ) under his personal supervision.
& Iwarson , fashionable
dress makers. No. 3i ! Pearl St.
E. H. Shcnfo loans money on chattel
BCcurity of every description. Private
consulting' rooms. All uusiness strictly
confidential. Ofllco GOO Broadway , cor
ner Main street , up-stairs.
Every Body llolp.
Wo want to help the orphans' home ,
nnd so make this offer :
If there arc 8 Domestic machines sold
from this olllco within the next 10 days
wo will donate the entire proceeds of
the 8th sale to the "Christian Homo. "
105 Main St.
Shoafo loans money on real estate.
S. B. Wadsworth fc Co. loan money.
. , Fcr all female < ll cascH consult Drs. Mosor &
van Ness , opera liouau black , rooms 1 and C ,
Council llluffB. Correspondence bollcltcd.
Travelers ! Stop at the Bcchtolo.
A full line of crockery nnd glassware
at Lund Bros. , No. " 3 Main street.
PW. H. Paul , of Plum Hollow , a leading
merchant and lumber man of that place , was
in the city yesterday.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Pole is still very critically sick , but her
symptoms seemed u trlllo better yesterday.
Word has been received by by Colonel
Sapp that his wife's condition is not at all
Improved and she is now suffering from
rheumatic chills and fovcr. All friends will
unite in the wish for her speedy recovery ,
General Agent Crane , of the Masonic
benevolent association , has gene to Califor
nia in the interest of the association. Dur
ing his absence his handsome residence will
bo erected under the personal supervision
of his architects , Allen & Bell.
The friends of Mr. DoNormandio , ol
Omaha , who Is organist at the Congrega
tional church In this city , will bo sorry to
learn that his physician has determined that
a change of cllmuto is absolutely necessary
tor bis health ,
B ? Brick For Sale. 10,000 pressed brick ,
200,000 common. D. G. Suckott with
Sackott & Prcbton.
Ah Tlierct Look Now.
The finest line of spring suitings ovot
ehown in the city. Few patterns nnd
splendid goods , Also an elegant line ol
pant patterns at reduced prices. Come
and ceo. A. Roitor , 310 Broadway.
Drs. Moser Jfc Van Ness cure private disease * ,
llooms 1 and 6 , opera house b'llc. Telephone ,
Catch On to This ,
Mr. Charles Probstlo is prepared te
supply you with a harness the equal ol
any on earth. Fine work and harness
novelties a specialty. Single , double
nnd track ; also n good class ol farm
work. A complete stock of gents' nnd
ladies' riding saddles , driving boots ,
robes , all kinds of whips , etu. Give
him u call.
Money at low rates on llrst-claBslarm security ,
JJurnUtua , .Pulleys i Co. , 1U2 Jlain street , '
Largest stock of wall paper over seen
In the city. Picture , frames made U
order/ Very latest designs in cornice
mouldings. II. P. Nlles , 402Broadway ,
Oldest firm in this line in the city.
THE NEWS OF THE BLUFFS ,
The School Board Couldn't Agree
On a Plan.
THE MOTOR LINE MATTER
Tlio Mnyor GAR * the Gmnblers An
O1 < 1 1'lonecr Gone The Xow Hotel
Not Dead Conncll ProceedIngs -
Couldn't Agree on n IMnn ,
The course of action pursued by the coun
cil in maintaining thadcadlock that has ex-
stcd In that body for tuo past two weeks has
> ecn adopted by the school board In regard
to the selection of n plan for the new school
building , that is to be erected on Washing-
.on nvcnuo. The board met Tuesday oven-
tig to examine the plans submitted , and it
took but a short tlmo to decide that the
cliolco lay between the ono submitted by S.
B. Maxon , and the ono drawn up by Messrs.
Allen & Bell , both of this city. xUter n
somewhat lengthy deliberation without
being nblo to agree , the meeting adjourned
until yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. At the
second meeting the discussion of the merits
nnd demerits of the respective plans was re
sumed. Messrs. Atkins , Couch and Stewart
voted In favor of the plan submitted by Allen
& Boll , and Messrs. Lawson , Kaln and Blux-
slm voted for the other.
The former plan represents a very hand
some , modern building gotten up especially
for the proposed location , nnd would not re
quire the purchase of any additional ground ,
if it should bo decided to build it. The latter
plan represents a building very much like the
Pierce street school , without the little corner
Lower , or about like the Third street school
building. These buildings are very ordinary
looking structures , and arc giving very good
satisfaction , but the plan submitted by Mr.
Maxon could not bo carried out on the Wash
ington avenue slto without purchasing moro
ground , and this the school board is unwill
ing to do. If n change is made in the plan ,
and the ends of tno building nro "squeezed
in , " to adapt it to the ground , the building
will bo about what the other plan already
Mr. Atkins , the president of the board , was
yesterday interrogated by a BEC reporter in
regard to the matter , and gave his views as
follows : "I will toll you first why I voted
for the plan submitted by Allen & Bell. It
would make a very handsome building that
would bo a credit to the city. It Is suitable
for the location , as it will leave plenty of
yard room and will not require the condem
nation of adjoining property to bo converted
into a school ground. It comes the ucaiest
to being what wo want of anything sub
mitted , requiring but ono small change.
Mr. Maxon's plan is not suitable for the loca
tion , and If changed to meet the requirements
would bo Just about such a building as the
ono already submitted for our inspection.
Now it seems to mo that it would bo unrea
sonable to throw out ono man's plan , and
tell the other to change his plan so ni to belike
like the ono rejected. If ono is presented
that fully meets the requirements I think it
ought to bo accepted , and for this reason I
have voted , and shall continue to veto for
the adoption of the Allen & Bell plan. I do
not think any ono would dispute but that it
would make a much handsomer structure ,
and I bolicvo that the city should keep
abreast of the times and show it in her public
buildings. As far as the men arc concerned
I have no choice. They are both business
men of our own city , and for that reason I
am more willing to stick to my opinion nnd
make a light for my choice than I would if I
hud been so unfortunate as to get 'mashed1
on the plan presented by some outsider. I
sincerely hope that this plan will be
adopted , as I want to see a beauti
ful , modern structure to show in
return for the expenditure of § 40,000 of the
people's money. The school board are the
servants of the people , and wo hope to make
n choice that will prove in. every way satis
It was hoped that the decision might bo
made simply on the merits of the case , but
it seems that individual preferences are cut
ting quite a figure in the matter. Yesterday
n "capper" working In the interest of ono of
the competing parties was noticed with a
member of the school board in tow. After
toning him up with s few glasses of red-hot
anti-prohibition , a recital of the suppascd
merits of the said party's plan was poured
into his willing car by the wholesale. The
prolonged harangue had the intended effect ,
as was proven by an interview with the hon
orable member shortly afterward. It is
probable that moro pressure of the same
kind will bo brought to bear before the mat
ter Is finally disposed of.
The next meeting of the board will beheld
held next Tuesday evening for the final con
sideration of the plans. It is hoped that all
personal and political motives will be left
out of the matter and that the present and
future interests of the city will bo made the
single basis upon which to arrive at a con
Some nice lots on avenue A for salo.
Johnson & Van Patten , 33 Main street.
To my old customers and patrons : You
will find mo at the Ogden stables with every
thing in the livery lino. First class turnouts ,
safe horses for ladies' driving , carriages for
balls , parties and calling , with safe drivers.
Hates reasonable. Telephone 83. W. T.
Hot About the Motor.
Public Indignation is getting so hot over
the way the railways are obstructing the
motor line , that prominent citizens and ship
pers were yesterday preparing to give a
formal and forcible expression of their views.
The railways evidently recognize the fact
that the public is extremely anxious to have
this line in operation , and hence the big cor
porations do not dare to openly thwart the
public will. Yesterday they wcro trying by
earnest street-corner talk on the part of their
workers to turn the Indignation from them
selves ncainst Mr. Kccd , of the motor line ,
They were claiming that they wcro willing
to let the motor line cross their tracks if Mr.
Reed would enter into tlio usual contract. They
claimed that Mr. Heed would not do this , and
hcnco ho was the ono at fault. This kind of
talk sounded better than it took. A sample
of thcso "usual" contracts which they want
Mr. Heed to sign was seen by tlio Bun man
yesterday. It provided that the motor line
could cross the railway line at Mr. Heed's
expense , which Mr. Heed has ut all times
been willing to ugrco to. Then It went on to
the obnoxious and unreasonable agreement
that all future crossings over the motor line
which the railway company might desire
should also bo put in at Mr. Heed's ' expense.
Any tlmo the railway company wanted to
put moro tracks In crossing the motor lino.
Heed was to bear the expense. Ho should
also pay for allthofiagmcn whom the railway
company saw fit to employ at thcso crossings ,
and such llngmcn should bo under the com
plete control of the railway company. All
Mr. Heed was to do about it was to pay. The
railway company might have crippled em
ployes , who ought to bo pensioned by being
given bomo pretended employment , and thcso
should bo paid by Mr. Heed as flagmen.
On the other hand , the "usual" contract is
illustrated by the action of the Union Pacific ,
which , desiring to have its Tenth avenue
track cross tlio motor line , got permission so
to do , and put in the crossing ut its own ex
pense , The motor line wanted to cross the
Wubash track and that comi > uny allowed the
motor line to do so , the motor company pay
ing for the crossing ,
Mr. Heed has signed an agreement to leave
the whole controversy to any twenty-fivo re
sponsible citizens , and abide by their decis
ions. Ho offers to put in crossings in ac
cordance with the usual contract , and defray
the expense. Ho offers to provide flagmen
In accordance with the orders of the city
council , and ' .ho usual requirements.
In view of these facts the citizens cannot
see any reason for the obstinacy on the part
of the thrco railways , and it being evident
that tlio railway companies are determined
to prevent the operation of the motor line ,
there is a good deal of warmth. The people
have been very indulgent and have given the
railways everything they have asked for
here. Now that the people- want something
which docs not intcrfcro in the least with the
business of the railways , they see ao good
reason for the railways to obstruct It.
Ttio city has given the motor line the right
of way on those streets , The have also
given the railway companies a'llcbt on cer
tain other streets. Where thd streets cross
, It seems that both have bean given some rights
, by the dty. The city council KM decided
Unht the rights of the motor line must be re-
erected by the railway * , but these coftora-
tipns apparently think that they are a lit lie
larger than the city council. They my not
think eo.boforo th t body gets through with
them. There has been Rood deal o/ coat
ing and reasoning , but us none of thcso
things seem to move the railway official * , and ,
nothing but an open declaration of wnr can
follow , thcro is now a strong disposition (6
waste no more tlmo In Idle words , but to
proceed to business ,
Attend the concert nt the Methodist
Gagging the Gninblorfl.
Mayor Kohrcr has again como to the front
with on order to the gamblers of this city ,
forbidding the running of any "hazzard" or
"stud uoker" games. A similar order was
Issued some tlmo ago , and the carries wcro
stopped for awhile , but lately they have been
running as openly as ever , boldly robbing the
unsuspecting ones of their hard cash. A DEB
reporter yesterday interviewed ono of the
most popular sporting men In the city In re
cord to the system of "plugging" and "cold-
decking" carried on In some of the gambling
houses on Broadway , not a thousand miles
from the police station and city building.
"What do you think of the mayor's latest ! "
queried the scribe.
"Well I think It is n mighty coed thfng. I
tell you it Is a disgrace the way things have
been carried on. These houses right up hereon
on Uroadway have their "pluggcrs , " nnd
they almost pull n man in on" tlio street , get
him In a i imc , deliberately "cold-deck" him ,
and then , if ho makes a whimper , thrco or
four of them Jump on him , pound htm half to
death and then kick him out of the back door.
Why , you have no Idea what downright rob
bery is enacted nightly right in the very
heart of this city. Now there Is no
earthly need of anything HKo this.
If "hazard" and "stud" games nro run "on
the dead" they are all right. But they won't
run them straight , and thcro is no use talk-
Ing. They say they will , and perhaps do , for
a llttlo while , but Just as soon as the vigi
lance relaxes , they are at it again , worse than
ever. Thcro isn't any money in running n
house hero now any way. There isn't any
money in the country. All the business they
get comes in from the outside. They nro
barely making a living , that is , the most of
Ouo leading gambler expressed tjio belief
that the now order would not make any dif
ference. Said ho , "If a man wants to play ,
and cnn't llnd ono pamo ho will try another.
Shut off faro and roulette , and the man that
wants to gamble will Hip nickels at a crack
in the floor. "
The police have strict orders to see that
the now ordered is enforced. It will not pre
vent gambling , but it will stop some of the
systematic robbery that has been going on of
Into. If a man wants to play , oven if ho
loses In the end , ho will have the fun of going
through all the motions , instead of being
filched as soon as ho is seated at the green
Remember the concert at tlio Metho
dist church to-night.
Apportionment of School Funds.
The apportionment of school moneys for
the next six months has been completed by
the county auditor. The total amount to bo
apportioned was $14,112.54 , of which $3,4G3.20
was from the state ; $9,577.34 , tax collected ;
$1,072.03 , fines collected. There are 17,310
children of school uco in the county , making
the allowance S1J4 cents for each pupil. The
apportionment is as follows :
Disrtict. No. Pupils. Amount
13oom9r 333 $ 271 40
Bolkhap 183 148 33
Carson 180 10505
Crescent 182 150 48
Center 251) ) 20020
Grove 318 2S3 62
Garner 303 21095
Hardin 220 18419
Hazel Dell 33t 27221
James 250 20375
Keg Creek 245 19'J 07
Knox 2.TJ 19178
Layton 270 22005
Lincoln 249 20295
Lewis 318 259 17
Macedonia 177 14425
Miuden 218 17707
Ncola 250 20304
Norwalk ail 27140
Pleasant 240 195 00
Hockford Itll 25340
Valley 303 21018
"Washington 281 22901
Warcland 270 22494
Wright 247 201 3j )
York 239 10470
Council lilufts , Ind 8,021 7,02 $ 50
Carson , Ind 177 14125
Avoca , Ind 595 48493
Macedonia , Ind 118 9210
Minden , Ind 120 9780
Ncola , Ind 172 340 18
Oakland , Ind 108 18092
Walnut , Ind 843 23302
Living Springs , Ind 4S 3912
Lone Star , Ind 49 39 94
Pleasant Valley , Ind 24 JQ.CO
Silver Center , Ind 38 8097
Sucksdorf , Ind 45 30 OS
Valley , Ind 43 3505
Totals . . . . . .17,310 , $14,112 M
Admission to the concert in the Meth
odist eliurch to-night only 60 cents.
Don't miss it.
The city council met last evening in special
session. Present : Mayor llohrcr , Aldermen
Lacy , Kucpbor , Waterman , Mctcalf , Weaver
Petition of Mrs. Allio Hess that sidewalk
tax bo cancelled. Referred.
Bond of U. C. Burger with approved sure
ties was accepted.
Resolutions were introduced and adopted
for the construction of sidewalks in various
parts of the city.
Resolutions wcro introduced authorizing
the issuing of bonds to II. E. Owens , Mr.
Callihan , U. C. Burger and P. Kelly to the
amount of $15,887.90 in full payment for nil
work done by them on contract. Ilcferrcd to
finance committee and city engineer.
The committee to whom was referred thp
savings bank matter asked for further time
to complete a report. Alderman Bellinger
moved to amend by noting to-night and mak
ing the assessment $7,000. Amendment lost ,
original motion carried ,
Adjourned to Friday night.
Union Abstract company , 230 Main street.
The Snlvntiou Army Meeting.
Masonic tcmplo was crowded last night to
its fullest capacity on the occasion of the
Salvation Army meeting. Marshal Bnllen-
tlno Booth nnd his wife , the former being in
charge of the army forces in the United
States , both delivered addresses , which were
of great interest. The audlcnco was n repre
sentative one , most of the city pastors being
present and largo numbers from their con
gregations. The addresses and the proceed
ings of the mcptlng in general were of sucti a
character as to impress those present with
the good features of the work being accom
plished by this organization.
Piles cured with certainty. Drs.
Moser & Vun Ness , Council Bluffs , la ,
The New Hotel Not Dead.
The "now hotel" schema Is not dead , as
many suppose , but has been quietly resting
under the pressure of matters which needed
the immediate consideration of those inter
ested. The board of trade hotel committee
has reported pledges amounting to about
$14,000 , , and they are full of faith that the re
maining $11,000 of the required bonus can bo
obtained easily. For the purpose of closing
this part of the work that the board of trade
has now on hand , at the last meeting the
committee was enlarged to a number suf
ficient to canvass the city in a day , and to-day
was set apart by these gentlemen to the
work of soliciting' Every man in the city.
express it in dollars
All Quiet t the Hirer's Brink.
Everything in the vicinity of the new brldtro
ii quiet , so far as the Missouri river is con.
cerncd. The measurement yesterday showed
the water to be thirteen feet and five inohea
above low water mark. A letter from Bis
marck states tbattherewillbo.no trouble
now except from gorges , nod these will not
do any material dnmni ; < 5. ! Th6 caisson in tbo
center IB thus fur uninjured , and the loss
causM by the breaking XiD of the ice Is con
fined to lumber nod plllnp that was carried
ovy when tbo river first opened up in the
vicinity ol tlic cQntfrcol6S9n.
Tlic District Court.
The case of the State vs S tringham , for
assault with intent to do great bodily Injury ,
occupied the attention of tbo district court
yesterday. At 5 O'clock the case was sub
mitted to the Jury , and court ridjourncd until
thig'mornlnp , when the case of Hugh Thomp
son for bigamy will bo takda up. Thompson
was married to bis servant pirl by 'Squire
Barnctt , of this city , while his first wlfo was
still lawfully wedded to him. The defendant
claims that his wlfo was n woman of very
loose morals , but Just what ho expects to
provo by that is not known. Thompson is
also charged with ticrjury , In procuring his
marriage license. Judge Bradley nnd John
Lmdt will conduct the dofcnso.
Dcnth of Henry Snrr.
Yesterday morning at G o'clock Henry
Soar , of the Bloomer settlement , In Mills
couifty , passed away after & short illness.
* Ho was ono of the pioneers of western Jowa ,
having removed hero from Missouri In 1853.
Ho leaves n wlfo and seven children to
mourn his death , The funeral will take
place to-day at the family residence.
The committee who had charge of the exor
cises at the opera house Saturday evening
have received the following :
COUNCIL BLUFFS , April 10 , 1889. Wo , the
engineers , firemen nnd switchmen of Council
Bluffs , hereby tender our sincere thanks to
the assemblies of Knights of Labor of Coun
cil Bluffs for the interest they have shown us
in our cause and for securing the opera bouso
for a p'ubllo meeting , held April 7 , thereby
showing us that wo have their unbounded
sympathy nnd good will in our trouble.
Gnoiior. H. Nn.ui ,
For the Engineers.
H. C. Diurcu ,
For the Firemen ,
Fnisn ANDEIISON ,
For the Switchmen.
A O. , B. & Q. ENGINEER SPEAKS.
Us Sets Up Misrepresentations l > y ttio
liurlltiRton , and Glvca the Facts.
CunsTO , la. , April 9. [ To the Editor of
the Bun. ] In the report of the strikers'
meeting ntDohany's opera house , Council
Bluffs , Saturday evening , April 7 , some mis
takes were made which will , unless correct
ed , leave our case in a wrong light before the
In regard to the matter of classification the
company has given the public tno idea that
wo are trying to force them to pay incompe
tent engineers and firemen the same wages
that are drawn by men of greater skill.
Nothing could bo further from the truth.
What wo ask is simply this : That the pay
of incompctcncy shall not bo continued after
the woikman is entitled to the wages of skill.
A man of good scnso who has fired an engine
thrco years thoroughly understands the loco
motive. If ho is qualified for promotion at all
ho will make a competent engineer. It is a
mistake to suppose it requires several years
to understand the mechanism of A loco
motive , and us regards induutoy , so
briety , caution , and the general reliability
that makes a first-class engineer , they
arc qualifications \vhlch. he naturally poscs-
ses , and arc not acquired by experience on
the road. We submit In all fairness that the
man who has served his apprenticeship as n
flre.mun and has shown himself to bo worthy
of promotion can then handle nn engine as
well knows the road as thoroughly , can
pull as many loads and can and will do us
good work for the company , as any man in
the service. Indeed if there is any difference
in point of care nnd desire to excel it will be
in favor of tbo man who feels that ho has a
record to make instead of the ono who con
siders his reputation already established.
The system of classification may bo very
well when properly applied , but as used by
tlio Chicago , Burhpgton & Quincy company
it is nothing but outrageous robbery. Under
this system every engmeman wh'o enters the
service must , os fireman and engineer , work
for years by the side of the high class man ,
doing precisely the same amount of labor ,
firing the same engines , under the same con
ditions , pulling the same trains over the
same road , under the sumo circumstances ,
pcrloriniug labor which yields to iho com
pany the same profits , yet the company re
fuses him tlio sume pay.
In other words.ufter he has served the com-
pftny faithfully for years , he begins to re-
ccivo the wages which , other companies p3y
f r&m tlio stai t. For years we have suffered
under this system of wage robbery ; yet wo
have not demanded restitution for the past.
Wo have only asked for Justice in the
.future * .
In their reply to our petition the company
says the sohejjiijo wo propoap would create
hig priced i una. Oao section reads as fol
"On the Kansas City , St. Joe & Council
Bluffs railroad'on tb.o run from Valisca to
St. Joseph nnd return , under the present
schedule the engineer earns for n month of-
twenty-six (20) days $148 and the fireman
$72.bO. Upon the schedule which you pro
pose the engineer would receive $199.29 and
the fireman $119.60. "
This statement is wholly misleading. A
day's work is 100 miles , whether it requires a
few hours or many. The trip from Council
Bluffs to Crcston (103 ( miles ) Is recognized by
the company as a day's work. If the run is
made in reasonable time that is the engi
neer's good luck. If if requires eighteen or
twenty hours that is his misfortune , and ho
gets but a day's pay. Nojv , in speaking of
the run from Valisca to St.
Joseph and return , the company euro-
fully conceals the fact that the
distance is 219 miles. Under the schedule
whicb wo propose the engineer would not receive
coivo 5199.29but this run , which now requires
him to bo on duty from 0:50 : a. m. until 9 p.
m. even if there are no delays during the
bip would then bo divided between two
men. Eacn man would run 109 miles per day t
draw loss than ono hundred dollars per
month , and have a little leisure lime to spend
in the company of his wlfo nnd children.
It has been said that cnginemcn are "al
ready well paid. It is a popular mistake that
all railroad men are paid more money than
labor engaged in other fields. Let. us look at
the facts. The company gives the uvcrngo
earnings of engineers who worked during
the whole niontriofNovember,16)7nsf | ! 115.47 ,
and firemen $02.78. It must bo remembered
that the company was free to belect
the most prosperous month it
could find on Us list ; that
it chose ono during a period of unusual
business activity ; a time when engineers
were busy almost day and night. Every
railroad man knows that this Is the best part
of the year that ono month of nutuuin Is
boinctluies worth two of spring. The truth
Is that on engineer will not average fcOO per
month the year round. When ho draws $120
or $180 for u month's work it is simply be
cause he has performed the labor of nearly
two months in one ; because liti has worked
all of the days , including Sundays , and p.irt
of tbo nights. If the carpenters , painters ,
machinists , blacksmiths or bricklayers
worked thirty days per month anil ten ol the
nights they would receive moro money than
the engineers do in the most prosperous
times. Whorl wo remember that railroad
men are engaged in the most hazardous of all
vocations , that they are exposed to all kinds
of weather , that they must go at all times of
day or night , that thousand's of them never
sleep while the stars shine , that they have
no Sunday , it is little wonder tbat they de
mand an honest share of tnu wealth which
They are looked upon by the people as im
portant factors of our national prosperity , as
performers of u perilous part In the drama of
American progress. The American heart
has beat with sympathy n thousand times
when , in the shock of collision an engineer
has stood at his post and closed the throttle
for the last time ; audit is our past experi
ence with the honest sympathy and sense of
fair play among the people that leads us to
expect their moral support when they under
stand the facts as they are , and not as the
company has presented tlicm ,
The company is trying to convince the pub
lic that the strike is virtually at an end-
that tno men are deserting the ranks and
asking for their old places. It is not true , The
brotherhoods are. aa firm to- < lay us they were
six weeks ago. Neither is it true that the
company has filled tbo vacant places with
competent men. Engines continue to bo
burned and otherwise disabled. Hardly a
day paset'B without ft wreck some place upon
the lino. The men have been drawn from
the Idle of oil classes And vocations , and
largo numbers never before w6rked on rv
railroad. The faovejty and excitement of the
new work and surroundings bnvo worft Ort
aud they are leaving as they camo. The sit
uation is growing darker for the "Q. " every
hour nnd It is only a matter of tlmo when its
system of wngo robbery must cease.
In view of thcso facts wo are confident of
ultimate victory , and nro all the more confi
dent because wo know our demands are
reasonable and right are founded upon the
sublime principles of common Justice.
. . _ J. F. B.
CJPECI At ( id rertlsem enK such s Ix > s t , Pound ,
> O To Loan , For Sulo , To llent. Wants , Hoarding
etc. , vrlll bo Inserted In thin column at the low
r&tootTRN CENTS PKH LINK for the first In
sertion and Five Cents Per Mno for each subse
quent Insertion. Leave advertisements at our
office. No. 12 Pearl Street , near Brondvray , Coun-
ell DluffB. Iowa. _
Oil IIHNT - Furnished nnd "unfurnished
rooms , 717 1st avo. Itofcionccs wanted.
WANTED First-class horse sboer. C. Qrcg-
WANTED Position as bookkeeper or clerk
with responsible firm. Cnn give best ref
erences. AddrcjsA.L. U. , llea offlce , Council
" \\rANTED-A man for dairy work , German
TT preferred. Inquire at 749 west llroadway.
TT Oll HENT Furnished room , 21 Willow nvo
TITOR BALK Very cheap for cash or would ex-
JL' change for Council lllufTs or Omaha prop
erty , a retail stock of boots nnd shoes valued at
15.000. Call nt store No. 520 B. 13th t. , Omnha ,
or address It. Martin , same placa and number.
. aold ntul exchanged ;
also storage and commission In good , light ,
nlry , Qro-proot building. Inquire at. store No.
110 worth 13th at. It. Martin. Omaha , Neb.
TTPHOlisTEIUNG and Furniture repairing
U done neatly nnd promptly : work Kunran-
teed. Household goods nnu furniture bought
nnd sola. L. M. Lewis , No. 110 North 13th st. .
TjTOH BALK At a bargain , 40 acres near stock
JL' yards , South Omana , Neb. , Johnson &
Christian , llooui 3 $ , Chamber of Commerce ,
WANTED Stocks of merchandise. Have
Omaha and Council BlutTs city property.
also western land to exchange for goods. Call
on or address Johnson & Christian , llooin 35 ,
\Ctiamber of Commerce , Omaha.
THE MORRIS TYPE WRITER ,
Is a thoroughly practical , well made nnd finely
finished njachlne. Combines the
TEIIIKO , EXACT ALIGNMENT and lUi-iu
INO. of a high priced writer with
Compactness and Durability. Send for circulars.
F. E. GAGE , The Excelsior Co ,
XI Main St. ,
LINCOLN , NEB. , Council Blairs ,
Gen'l Agent. Agt. for Western , Iowa
P. C. DEVOL.
Jewell Vnpor Stores , Monitor Wrought
IlnngcB. Clwrter Oak Sloes , Leonard He-
frigerators , Uulldcrs' Hardware , Golden
Star Vapor Ranges , ( illddcu Fence Wire ,
Tin Keeling olid Job Work
C04 Broadway , Council IHafTs , la.
Estimates Furnished ,
CASH TRADE SOLICITED.
BEND FOR CIRCULARS ,
OGDEN BOILER WORKS
CAUTEIt & SOX , Prop's.
AH Kinds of Steam Boilers & Sheet Iron Work
Orders \ > y mall for repairs promptly nttcuilod
to. BBtlsfactlon guaranteed. 10th Avenue. Ad
dress Oedvu iloilor Works. Council Uluffa , Iowa
DOUGhAS ST. , OMAHA , NEU.
OFFICER & PUSEY ,
WO Broadway Council niuffu , Iowa. Established
EGAN & KIMBALL ,
STEAM AND 6AS FITTERS ,
No. 652 Broadway , Opera IIouso Block ,
Council Bluffs. Telephone No. 281.
AOGIDENT INSURANCE ,
$5,000 AT DEATH !
t25 weekly Indemnity for Injury. Cobts but 113
peryearlntheOUliteiUble United States Mu
tual Accident Association of New York.
KlLiLiMEU & KKM-KY ,
Room 3 , Opera House Block.
D , II. McDAIIELD & CO. ,
Hides. Tallow , Pelts ,
Wool and Furs.
Highest Market Prices. Prompt
BO nd 623 Main Btr utCouncll Illuffsjorra.
-IS THE NATIVE SPELLING OF-
CHINESE MATTING !
The Same that is now en route from HONG KONG ,
THE COUNCIL BLUFFS CARPET COMPANY
Will Show the Finest Line and Most Complete Assortment Ever Shown lu
OUR CARPET AND DRAPERY
Departments Contain the Latest Styles ami
No. 405 Broadway , s : : Council Bluffs ,
RUFT Architects and Superintendents. Room
PflUJJ , 2) opera House Bioclc , Council iHuffa.
DTDVTMDTWp Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineer
. lUIUUUJJAllUi Plans , Estimates , Specifications. Su
pervision of Pablic ork. Brown Building , Council Bluffs
RINTflY Attomey-at-Law , Second Floor Brown
lllUlJJl , Building , 115 Pearl Street , Council
Bluffs , Iowa.
S Justice of the Peace. Oliico over American
. , Express , No. 419 Broadway , Council Bluffs *
&OTMO Attorneys-at-Law , practice in the Stab
kUlUk ) , aud federal Courts. Office Kooms
and 8 , ShugartBeno Block , Council Bluffs , Iowa ,
Dentists. Ollice corner o
DRS. WOODBORY 4
. Pearl St and First Avenue
FINE GOLD OKK A SPECIALTY ,
DRSMOSEM VAN NESS ,
rooms 4 and 5. Telephone No. 273 and 272 for the ofiico and
residence. Diseases of women and children a specialty.
f P HA7FN Deutistt Corner Main street and First'
1 j avenue.
TAQTfiVTW Sur and c- Ordinance Grades and
. lUOllmll. Grading Estimates. Drafting. 50 *
Broadway , cor. of Main , Koom 5.
ESTABLISHED 1812. INCOIIPORA. ED 1879
MASSILLON , OHIO , MANUFACTUltCUS.
Especially Designed for
25 TO 250 AND
POWER , PURPOSES ,
AUTOMATIC : CUT-OFF : ENGINE.
Branch House , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
SEND KOtt CATALOGUE.
E. C. HARRIS , Manager.
No. 201 Main Street , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OP
FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES ,
BOTH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.
NATURALIST AND TAXIDERMIST
MOUNTS JtlltDS AM > MAMMALS TKUK TO
NATUICE. AM. AVOKK UAKA\rriitD.
NO , 010 MAIN STREET , : COUNCIL DLUFPS , I
Orders taken at Penroso & Hurdcu's , 8. liltu Bt. , OwiUia , Kol ) .
THEO. BECKMAN ,
MANUrACTUIlEll Of AND DRAL.KU IN
HARNESS , SADDLES ,
BRIDLES AND COLLARS.
A Full Assortment at Harness Goods Con-
Repairing Neatly nnd Promptly Done.
NO. 206 MAIN ST. ,
COUNCIL UbUFPS , : IOWA.
CRESTON HOUSE ,
Main Street , Council Bluffs ,
Only Hotel In the City with Flro Ea-
capo. Eloctrlo Call Bolls.
Accommodations First Glass ,
Rates Always Reasonable
MAX MOHN , Proprie tor
THE TROTTING STALLION
Standard No. 4090 , chestnut stallion , foaled
April 10 , IKs' ' . Hred byC. J. Hainliu , Buffalo ,
N , Y , , sired by Almonarch ( record 2 , UIf )
son of Almont , llrst dam , Lucy , by Hamlin's
Patchin. Biro of the dam of Hell Hamlln
( record 2:13 : ) ; second dam by Hysdyk's
Hamblctooiii" , Norway BtamU lGf hands
high , and can trot better thun 2:30. Thin
stallion will bo permitted to servo a few
mares at t35 the season from March 1st to
July 1st , For particulars enquire of
$ ADECARY ,
Council Bluffs Driving Purk , or NO. ill
BoUtU litb St. , Omaha.
FOR THE LATEST
Anil Most Fashionable novultlcs in
HUMAN HAIR GOODS
MRS. G. L. GILLETTE *
29 Main St. , Council Bluffs , Iowa.
OKriCE OF TUB
STEAM DYE WORKS ,
Suinu fatreot anil number.
Best $1 $ a Day House in the City.
GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS ,
Near the Depots. Street Car Couucctlous.
Star Stables ana Mule Yards
} * ! Council lilufft , Oj > i > . Dummy Depov
Jlorsfs anil mules constantly on baud , top ,
talent null or In car load lots. ?
notice. Ordtri promptnllad ! by contract on taoil
. * IIOLBV.
Uuwiujr Depot , Council. llluU
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