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c THE OMAgA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY , AUGUST 18 , 1889.-TWELYE PAGES.
DOWN TO DISCRIMINATION.
That la What Judge Wakoly Boos
in the Oonnoll Qas Oaso.
THE CONGRESSMAN'S HOT SHOTS
Pllon That ncqutro the Aid of DIR
Gunt to Knock Them Out
Severe Arrnleiitnont of
the Gns Cotnnnnr.
A Itcd Hot Argument.
Judge Wakoloy manifested more thnn the
usual display of Judicial Interest in the argu
ments made before him yesterday on Hon.
W. J. Connoll's application for n writ of
mandamus nnd permanent Injunction against
the United States Gas company. Probably
no such earnest nnd vehement a plea for
protection from alleged oppressions from a
powerful corporation has boon hoard , for a
long time nt least , In the district court as
Mr. Connell mado. Ho WAS loaded and
eagerly entered Into the contest. During his
speech , which consumed an hour , ho poured
volley after volley of rod hot grape nnd can
ister Into the giant monopoly , declaring ,
among other things , that because of his well
known position In assorting publicly the pee
ple's rlirht to have cheaper gas , as well , also ,
as his advocacy of contracting with ulectrlo
concerns to light the city by electricity , It
had slncled him out solely for the purpose of
Mr. Prltchott nnd J. M. Woolworth ap
peared an legal representatives of defendant ,
and turning to them in the midst of his ar
raignment , Mr. Connell forcibly declared
that it was the custom und the purpose of
their outfit to crush every man who opposed
it. To make his assertions moro effective ho
related conversations had recently with n di
rector of the company , who told turn that no
citizen could hope to succeed In ullght against
them ; that one man would bo no moro against
the ill-will of this giant concern than a fly
"But files can Sometimes bu/z hard nnd
loud enough to bring In our distinguished
United States district nttornuy to help brush
them off : also thut signal of distress sitting
by his side. "
Thereafter the speaker , shaking
his fist nt the two opposing
counsel , assorted that the gas
company's ' men had knowingly aud wilfully
falsified the registration of meters , und
thereby not only robbed many citizens in this
city , but the United States government ns
well. "I make this charge here nnd dara
your company to call mo to account for It , "
ho said. "Lot the official reporter muko unto
of it and I then not only defy but dare you to
bring suit for libel. I will prove that you
have swindled the people' and the United
Mr. Prltchett followed In a brief and mild
mannered argument , denying the charges
made by Council , in the following language :
"I submit thut the whole thing shows there
is no intention to oppress or embarrass this
plaintiff , or to discriminate , against him at
all. but simply to carry out and cnforco this
rule of the company on accountof the trouble
that they had in collecting these bills. "
"KU'ht there Is perhaps a matter to be
talked about. " Interjected Judso Wakoloy.
" 1 do not think that the reason wo did this
makes unv difference. Wo want /opudi- -
ate any Idea ol treating the plaintiff hero lu
nny manner different from any other citizen
of this city. "
"It does not seem to bo seriously ques
tioned hero In this investigation , at nny
rate , " ncaln interrupted his honor , "that it
is a reasonable rule to give p irlies ten days
after the month to come In and pay , and re
serving the right to cut off the gas ; that Is
iu the nature of a forfeiture of the right to
use the gas if it is not paid for. Now , if it
is a reasonable rule and a legal rule , I sup
pose it would have to bo conceded that
however harsh aud oppressive it might
seem , the company would huvo the
power when the ten days arc up , to turn off
thetfas. Mr. Council's case seems to bo
predicated mainly und I do not know but
wholly , almost ou the allegation that they
are discriminating uciilnst him. Ho says ,
grunting that the company has the right at
the end of ten days to turn off anybody's gas ,
yut they do not do it with the people gener
ally , und your custom is to make allowance
for difference in people , accident , nnd all
that , and to scud them a notice , nnd then
mavbo soon afterwards cull their attention
to it ; and you bring in hero a notice that
they served on somebody with an uflidav't '
Ui at that Is usual. As a downright matter
of fact , It is usual to get a reminder , and 1
know it. I do , and I believe my neighbors
do , and I tnko no offcnso at it.
"But does It not raise a question hero of
what sort of trouble would Justify the com
pany in selecting u particular citizen to cn
force their forfeiture ; and who is to Judge
of whether this trouble is sufficient whether
the gas company Judge of it , or if I Judge of
It after bringing It before moJ Where Is the
rulol On the ono hand , the rule may bo en
forced for the very purpose of oppression ;
it may bo on forced from malice ; It may bo
enforced simply from business considera
tions , without the least malice in the world ,
and as a mere protection to the company.
Who Is to judge of all this ? And on the
I-1 facts of this case , docs It or docs it not ap
pear that they have enforced this forfeiture
against Mr. Connell when they did not
against other peopln , und Is there discrimina
tion or notl It gets down to pretty nearly
that question , it seems to mo. "
Judge Woolwortn introduced his nrgu-
mrnt In the afternoon by saying : "I do not
propose to call Mr. Conncll any infamous
names. A great deal that he said is outside
of the record and has nothing to do with the
question that your honor has to determine.
If the gas company has acted in the manner
which ho says it has it certainly was wrong
anybody would admit that. Tampering
with the public's meters has nothing to do
with this matter. Mr. Connell does not
complain that anything of that sort wus
done to him , und 1 am sure thut the facts
are not as ho bus stated them. As to the
price of the gas as chaigcd by this company ,
that Is fixed by the city council , and this
difficulty In none of ita features has arisen
out of unreasonable or excessive charges
mndo by the company against Mr. Connell
or anybody also , and so with n great many
other matters which ho Inib elaborated on nt
very great icnctli , I think ruthar for other
cars than your honor's.
"It seems that this company docs not pro
pose to cut off Mr. Council's supply of gas
until hn has bad ton days' time to tniiku pay
ment. Thut is the time fixed , and it is ad-
vertl/ed throughout the city. It Is n com
mon practice not to mcddlo with anybody
until the expiration of ten days. Will vour
honor Issue an Injunction thut they shall not
cut oil Mr. Council's supply of gns within
the tun days ! Nobody has proposed to cut
it off in that time. It Is a reasonable rulu
that the company may cut off irus at the ex
piration of tun days upon thonon-paymnntof
their bills. It would not bo right to av
that It shall not cut off his supply of gas If
ho does not pay. The controversy between -
twoen Mr. Council and this company
has orison from the didlculty the company
experienced In collecting their bills ,
which has resulted in the officers and men
stringently onfoiemi ; the rules. Mr. Connell
must ba treated us othars aro. Your honor
should consider the question us to whether
the teinody that the company determines
necessary for the protection of its rates is
such a discrimination against ono party that
ho could complain of It us ho could If n differ
ent prlco wan charged him than wus charged
the public generally. I Insist that this com
pany is only standing upon the rule to which
Mr. Council voluntarily subjected himself
When ho mndo this written application. "
The defense tested , aud Mr. Connell fin
ished his case , nt the termination of which
Judge Wnkeley said ho would reserve his de
cision until next Wednesday.
The usual amount of busiuess was done In
the dlsti let couit yesterday afternoon. Ten
closely typo-written pages were used by
Samuel McLeod to show that Henrietta and
Klchiird Genius owe him f l.itOOon a contract.
A Promissory note of 0 , with something
moro than a year's interest , is the stake in
a Bull begun by Frederick Krug agulust
The Nebraska Loan and Building associa
tion vs. Samuel Freedman and Charles P ,
Benjamin is the title of a suit for fore
closure. The property Involved Is lot 10 ,
bbck 11 , Omaha view.
Another foreclosure suit was bognn by
Wilson Lindsay , assignee of tbo Central
Investment company , ugulnst Alfred Bloom
t al. The land at stake li lot 4 , block 1 ,
Muyne'B second addition.
Now papers were tiled iu the following
14 895 George L. Green va Henry St.
Felix ; appeal by plaintiff with transcript
from county court.
14 292-Chnrlc9 G. Hunt VBThomas Swift ,
appellant ; transcript from court ot Justice
14 210 Gcorglnn E. CrosiOo vs Hotiry F.
Mlllan ; nftldavlt for sorvlco of publication ,
1 101 Hlckuian vs Foster ; * notice of
10 337 Burnhnm vs Snchcxo , ot nl. ; notice
14 003 L. W. Button vs J. Levy , appoll-
aut ; bill of particulars.
18 210 Guarantee Company of North
America vs Blackburn , ct nl. ; proof of pub
The suit for nn Injunction , commenced the
fore part of last wcolt by sqvoral stockhold
ers of the Term Cottn Manufacturing com
pany against Sheriff Coburn , A. F. Goodman
and J , C. Cooper , was dismissed yesterday
morning. The sheriff will now proceed to
soil the property.
* County Court.
Colin , Wnmnold & Co. , of Chicago , fltod a
petition against Shofford L Andrews , It
was nn action to recover .JISJ.50 , duo on ac
Joseph II , Mlllnrd , trustee , .sued to recover
MS321 from L. P. and H. J. Pruyn nnd
Churchill Pnrkor , duo -on two promissory
John Johnson sued JulesBonzon on a lenso
to recover $300 rent duo.
Other filings were as follows :
2-141. Sophia Dallow vs. W. K. Burnett ;
L-155 , Bnlubrldge vs. Wills ; stipulation
Howard vs. Van Ettcn ; reply.
Monday's call is ns follows :
L 412. Paxtpn & Vlorllng Iron Works vs.
Samuel K. Fclton ct al.
L--158. Charles E. Itoth vs. O. T. Stoffor.
A GAY XI31 II VSli A DEOGIVUB.
Arrest In Miuhlunn of nn Kloplni :
GIIAND RATIOS , Mich. , August 17. [ Special
Telgrain to Tun Bin.J Oliver Hall , n
wealthy stock raiser near Grand IslondMob. ,
n few weeks ago eloped with Mrs. Nolllo
Smith , the pretty wife of n neighbor , leav
ing a wife and sovcr.il children. The couple
came to Michigan nnd settled down ns
man and wife near Cedar Springs , twenty
miles from here , where Hall formerly lived.
The wife followed them In company with
Detective Doukio und in tlino located
them. To-day the village of Cedar
Springs was excited over the arrest
ol the couple , to whom they had boon giving
parties and receptions , and the court room
where they were taken for examination was
crowded. The \vifo hua blood In her eye
aud will push the case.
Thn BchriiiK Seizures.
OTTAWA , Ont , . August 17. Bowoll , minister -
tor of customs , to daj received by mail the
official reports of tbo seizure of the British
vessels in the north Pacific by United States
cruisers and revenue cutters for alleged
violations of United States laws In United
States waters. These papers , it Is under
stood , show that such seizures , so far as
they relate to ships registered in Canadian
ports , were affected outside the marine
Jurisdiction of the United States , and nro
therefore unjustifiable , nnd entitle the own
ers und crow to compensation for nny loss
that may have been Buffered. Bowell laid
the papers before a council of ministers this
afternoon , by which they were discussed.
Copies will bo forwarded to the imperial au
thorities for the communication of the result
and claims through the icgular diplomatic
channels of the United States government.
The Butt Against Iliiictl Harrlsnn
New Yonic , August 17. Thn paper in the
suit of John S. Crosby against Kussoll B.
Harrison , which was transferred from the
supreme court , were received to day by
Clerk Shields , of the United States circuit
court. Accompanying them was an answer
by William B. Sweetzor , cou nsel for Harri
son , in which ho makes a general denial of
the charge of libel. Ho adds : "For n fur
ther , separate and distinct defense , aud an
swer the defendant alleges that the Montana
Live Stock Journal is a newspaper published
owned by the Journal Publishing company ,
and that the defendant had no control or
connection with the matter appearing in the
columus of that paper.
Outth'j KliiKFrom Her
WiLKBSiiAiiiiE , Pa. , August 17. Chief of
Police Harris , of Johnstown , who lost his
wife and seven children In the flood , was
bore to-day. In a pawnbroker's shop ho
found a diamond ring valued at SoOO which
was worn by Mrs. Putalln , a wealthy lady
who boarded nt the Hurlbut house in Johns
town. A few days after the flood the
lady's bod.v was found with the finger upon
which she were the ring sevoied from the
hand. Chief Harris traced the thief to
Munch Chunk and found lie had pawned the
nug. His name is Zundcll nnd ho has been
A Ijclter Thief.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , August 17. ( Special
Telegram to THE Unu. I A young man
named II. P. Osborno was arrested for piok-
Ing up n letter lying on the counter In a laun
dry run by Ueorgo Smith , a colored man , bn
Second and Francis streets , and carrying it
away , opening and roadlntr it. Smith claims
that he don't want Osborno sent to the peni
tentiary , but only wants him punished.
There wus no object In stealing the letter , as
It contained nothing of value nnd was simply
a love letter addressed to Smith's daughter.
Senator Cull's Ghnlluntio Accspted.
JACKSONVILLE , Fin. , August 17 , Senator
Call several weeks ago published a letter
challenging these persons opposing his re
election to meet him In every county In the
state to discuss the charges which have bcon
made against him by the publlo press. The
Times-Union to-morrow will publish the ac
ceptance of this challenge by W. D , Shipley ,
of Pensacolu , chairman of the democratic
Davy Croolcutt'H Blrtlidny.
KNOXVILLIS , Tenn. . August 17. The ono
hundred nnd third anniversary of the birth
of David Crockett was celebrated to-day at
his birth place. Speeches were made by
Goveinor Taylor , Congressman Alt Taylor ,
E. L. Walls , of Otiio , and Colonel U. 11.
Crockett , grandson of the old backwoods
man. An Immense croud was present und a
fuud wus started to build a monument.
A Blaze nt Milwaukee.
MiLWAUKiit : , August 17 , A flro nt noon
to-day gutted the store of Hoicht & Sum-
much , dealers in oil and painters' supplies ,
causing a loss of fully $70OOJ. The Minnesota
seta Paper company and P. A. Gross , whole
sale milliners , who occupied adjoining stores ,
figure In the above estimates quite hoavlly ,
their damage resulting mainly from smoke
and water. The property is insured.
Salt Lnkj Items.
SALT LAKE Cirr , August 17. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BKK. | Three thousand
people are expected hero on the Missouri
river excuislon , which leaves August 20.
Extensive preparations nro being made
to rccolvo uud entertain the expected mul
The electric street railway was formally
opened for business last night , Some five
miles are now in operation.
Foreclosure ) Postponed.
CJSCIKNATI , August 17. The foreclosure
sale of the Cincinnati , Washington & Haiti ,
moro railway , which was sot for Monday
next , has been postponed thirty days , prob
ably on account of some delay In the ar
rangement for carrying out tha plans of in-
ST , PAUL , August 17 , In view of the low
rate from New York east on the "Soo" line ,
the Chicago , Burlington & Northern , which
has a rate of tl.SO to the "Soo's" 75 cents ,
has announced a rate of 85 cents , to tuko
effect August 10.
IlnrrUnu OO.-H 10 llonr Park.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 17. Piosldent Harri
son and Private Secretary Halford took
the 3 o'clock train this ufioinoou for Dcor
TOE CASUS BELLI REVEALED ,
Soorot Constitution of the South
ern Jurisdiction Scottish Rlto.
REVELATION BY A CONTRIBUTOR.
An Ediot Issued by the GrnuiV Mnstnr
of Mouth Dnkotn MnsoiiR Breth
ren Ordered to Withdraw
From Gcrncnti Bodies.
Comintinlontlon From "Sunshine. "
To the Editor of Tnn BKE : The Scottish
rite constitutions for the Jurisdiction of the
United States of America , their territories
and doponcioncics , was first framed nt Bor
deaux , Franco , September 21 , 17C3 , nnd
though amended to some extent since , have
over remained the essential law ot our supreme
premo council. They have been published
to the world nnd nothing has over boon kept
secret as to their powers mid purposes ;
there is'no hidden hand lu that Instrument ,
no autocratic power , no secret constitutions
to control or override the voluntary will ,
but under it the brethren nro free to express
their will , to nmko their preferments , and
to do such voluntary nets as the genius of
Freemasonry and of free Institutions will
permit and approve. Ihu constitutions of
the so-called southern jurisdiction claim to
have been promulgated by Frederick the
Great , of Prussia , May 1 , 1780 , or nearly
twenty-four years later than the former.
Wo wlhoro to the original constitutions of
1702 , which nro duly authenticated , und deny
the authority of these of 17frt ) , which are not
Albert Pike says , In a lecture delivered
before the guind lodge of Louisiana , Febru
ary , IfcDS : ' 'The constitutions of 17&0 were
first promulgated at Charleston , S. C. , which
gave the law of the rite , and hud for their
author , Frederick II. , klnir of Prussia. I
bellovo that uu Mines claimed Jove for
the author of the laws that ho enacted for
Crete , us Numa pretended to have received
his from the goddess Egerln ; ns Mahomet
assigned the authorship of hlsto Gtibriol ; as
these nnd all the ancient law-givers sought
to procure for the codes they enacted a higher
and generally u dlvlno sanction ! so these
constitutions referred to the year ITSrt were
credited to Frederick the Great , that they
might seem more imuosiuir , and bo more
readily submitted to. The laws of Mines ,
of Numa nnd of Mahomet became qulto ns
blnd.ng , when accepted by the people for
whom they were rcsjicctively enacted , as
though the pretended origin had been real ,
mid certainly as much so us if no such origin
had been claimed for them. And BO these
constitutions of 1780 became the law of the
Scottish rite because they wore accepted us
such By all who became members of that rite.
It was , Indeed , from that acceptance , that
they derived their whole nulhoritv , for if
Frederick really framed and created them ho
had no power to make the law for the rito. "
Those constitutions of 1780 nro the law of
the northern and southern Jurisdictions and
the "proceedings" of their supreme councils
uro overflowing" references nnd allusions
to the "secret constitutions , " all showing
that there is an unrevealed and secret power
behind that which is expressed , and that this
power is subtle , far-reaching and dangerous.
That these "secret constitutions" exist is not
generally known to Masons oven of their
own obedience , nnd since our constitutions
do not have nor over hud secret constitu
tions binding on theirJithirty-thirds , wo
violate no obligation In giving quotations
from the arrogant "secret constitutions" uf
the illegal southern jurisdiction , that luivu
coma into our possession.
"Article 1. A sovereign grand Inspector-
general thirty-third degree , has the power to
make Masons in lodges , colleges , councils ,
chapters , sovereign grand council , consistory ,
and senate. He possesses the prerogative of
being sovereign commander lor life of all
Masonry ; but ho can transfer that right only
to a sovereign grand inspector-general , thir
ty-third degree , like hiuis'ulf , and whom ho
shall deem capable of exercising and giving
full effect to the powers placed In his hands.
To that end , ho should be assured that such
brother hath a fixed resolution to cause
punctually to bo executed the se'cret consti
tutions , and that he take care to report what
is so done to ttio nearest sovereign grand in
"Article 3. * The Sov.Gd. . ' . Ins.Gen. . ' , or
gracd commander has the same powers ns the
grand onon.t or senate. Ho may suspend-
Interdlct , quash , or annul everything con ,
trary to the regulations. Ho cannot exercise
too strict n supervision over the Blue lodges.
It is chiefly In them that the greatest abuses
occur. Many of them set nt naught the pow
ers of many brethren who are in possession
of the highest dignities. 'Iho masters of
those lodges cannot tuko too much cnro to
avoid those misdemeanors , which mnnv Ma
sons allow themselves to commit , who though
they have attained no high deiriee , think
themselves absolutely their own masters.
For which reason it isthat the sovereign
grand inspector general hiivo been consti
tuted for life nnd armed with unlimited pow
er , to be enabled to correct these errors nnd
stay the proKress of such misconduct. "
"Article 10. All lodges , colleges , councils ,
chapters , etc. , which shall not.conform to the
present secret constitutions , that is to say , In
the three rites , Ancient , Modern and Scottish ,
are liable to bo definitely suppressed. More
over , if a Mason of ono of these thrco-rltes
should undertake to disown the authority of
a sovereign crand Inspector-general grand
commander of the order , there will bo shown
to him only the Article that condemns him ,
without making known to him the whole
of the present secret constitutions , which
are to bo exhibited only ton grand com
mander of the order ; and if lie cannot be
convinced of his unlawful course bv the ex.
hibition of the present title und Article the
arguments of moderation will bo employed ;
and if ho persist In his obstinacy ho will bo
oxpollcd f 10111 Masonry and forever cash
How do brethren like this autocracy of
the southern Jurisdiction with their pretended -
tended authority over Blue Lodge Masonry ,
and js not the recent so called Edict No. 1 ot
the gi and master in accordance with their
intention of ruling and controllng nil
Masonry ) Bow humiliating to the great
body of Anclant , Frco nnd Accepted Masons 1
Biethren , now see why an attempt was made
to introduce legislation into our grand lodge
ut the last session , and under their obliga
tions of the secret constitutions to curry
into usurpation the powers they claim. It Is
enough to raise the Indignation of every
Mason , not previously sworn to these secret
constltlons. But Indignation is not mollified
when wo read :
"Article 20. No person In the world has the
rght to institute proceedings nuramst u
Sov,1. lns. % Gen. ' . Gr. % Commander , nor
ovencauna him to submit to any penance. "
A few yours ago Brother Enoch Carson ,
deputy for Ohio , attempted to make
an amendment , In line with his
obedience , as a Master Mason ,
so that a thirty-thud degree
member would bo amenable to disci
pline for unmasonio conduct. The committee
In Buprumo council of northern Jurisdiction
reported such conduct "not only unwise but
in direct violation of the fundamental princi
ples ot the rite. "
In commenting on this. In 18S2 , the deputy
said , in the Ohio Council of Deliberation :
"As the law now stands , a Sov. iGr. : Ins.i
Con. : of the thirty-third degree is quite be
yond the reach of discipline of any subordi
nate body of which ho may bo a member. Ho
can violate the civil , moral , or Masonic law
with perfect impunity , so far as his ledge of
perfection , council , chapter , or consistory , is
concerned. " The infection scums to bo con
tagious. Grand masters of grand lodges are
used , willingly , perhaps , ns instruments to
fulminate orders , or edicts , overriding the
voluntary will and trampling upon the sol
emn assurances given by grand ; lodges , and
blue lodges , of uon-iatcrforotico'wlth duty to
one's self. The brethren will never clvo
permanent power to autocracy nor bow In
humble submission to the secret constitutions
of the southern Jurisdiction , in this free land
whore "all inon uro created free and equal. "
More I have to say , but 1 rcfralu.
An Kdlot from Dakota.
Gcorga V. Ayres , Esq. , grand master of
masons of South Bakota , has Issued an edict
citing the resolutions passed by the grand
ledge at Its last mooting , which declare that
the supreme council ot Scottish Kite Masons
for the United States uud their territories
has no legal status in Dakota because that
jurisdiction was occupied bv the southern
jurisdiction prior to the entry of the former
body , anrt orohlbltcd M Master Masons from
taking , recolvlnir -conferring the dngrcos
In said body. The edict then admonishes
oil brothers "connected with anybody ap
pertaining to or constituting or derived from
said so-called 'CorKcM rite" to never his con
nection therewith wltaln ninety days from
the 10th day of August , 1889. " The edict fur
ther states that "wo do hereby notify nil
brethren , F. and A. M. , In our Jurlsdlctldn
who uiny bo found to Jbo and remain mem-
born of any df the Raid clandestine bodies af
ter the said mentioned date that they will
forthwith bo llnblo.to Mixsonlo trial and pUn-
tslnnent in conformity with the Masonic
law in such cnsos made nnd provided. "
The edict boars datoiof July 20 , 1880.
K. qit1' .
Black Englo division' , No. 17 , conferred the
sir knights rnnk ow'threo now members last
Tuesday night , Captain Lang , of Lily divis
ion , officiating in the work. Black Enplo Is
nguin down to steady drill and will bo heard
from with good results.
Marathon ledge , No. 82 , conferred the first
rank last Monday night.
Captain Ware , of Blnck Eagle division ,
went this week to Sioux City Where ho will
remain for several weeks. Llcntnnant S. B.
Emmol will bo in command of the division
during his absence ,
Orders went out from regimental hcad-
cuinrlors to All divisions of thn Omaha regi
ment to assemble nt the armory of Lily dl
vision in full dross this evening nt 0 o'clock ,
sharp. The regiment will march from the
armory to the brldgo where it will tuko the
motor line for the Bluffs , nnd there unlto
with the Third Iowa regiment , U. It. , in at-
attendlug divine service. Every sir knight
in Omaha is expected to bo In nttondunco
upon tills occasion mid help to return a coin-
pltmnnt given to the Omaha divisions by
Bluffs division several months ngo.
Viola Ledge Is doing rank work every
week slnco their return to Central Hall.
"The Amplified Third" will bo worked next
week on Thursday ovenlng.
The color division of the rcclmcntLlly No.
8 is apparently striving for honors ns it Is
the only division that drills regularly each
week during the hot wonthor on the stieot ,
after each business meeting. They will con
fer the Sir Knight rank on next Friday
1. O. O. F.
Ruth Lodge No. 1 , Daughters of Uebekah ,
nt their lust incotlnc entertained visitors
from Wisconsin and Ohio and the three
The now instruments of the Patriarchs
Militant baud huvo arrived. They nro Bes-
son Instruments and were manufactured In
London , Eng. There are sixteen besides the
drums nnd all uro heavily silver plated and
engraved. The band at present contains
eighteen members , but it is the intention to
Increase that number to twenty-five In the
A delegation of twenty-five members of
Ruth ledge No. 1 , Daughters of Hobckah ,
wont to West Side last Tuesday night In a
large carryall. Arriving at West Siao they
made u descent upon the residence of Mrs.
Hlgley , ono of the oldest members of the
lodge , and took complete possession. Suspi
cious looking baskets were produced , nnd the
several tables were soon groaning under
their weight of good things. The occasion
was the fifty-first anniversary of Mrs. Hig-
loy's birth , and the Invaders had brought
along a largo plush easy-chair , which they
presented to the , lady in honor of the day.
The evening wns given up to the enjoyment
in the shape of vocal nnd instrumental
music , dancing , cards , etc. , and the party re-
luincu homo at 2 a. m.
The degree team of Huth ledge , Daughters
, of Uebekah , will go to South Omaha Wed
nesday night , to visit Alpha ledge and ex
emplify the degree work.
Major John W. Nichols entertained the P.
M. band and the Cjmtpn at his resldcnco on
the corner of Twonty-ninth and Charles last
Thursday evening' Music and dancing was
the order of th hour ; . The large lawn was
lichtcd with Chinese lanterns. The P.M.
band apoearcd with their new instruments
and furnished excellent music.
j s- -
A. ' o. p. n.
Oranha lodge No. 18 , ' A. O. U. W. , will
have n rousing meeting on the 39th inst.
Business of Importance will' be presented
and the degrees will be conferred on at least
twelve candidates. ' All members of the
ledge are expected to bo present and the
members of sister lodges in Omaha , South
Omaha and Council Bluffs are invited to at
tend. An entertainment will be tendered
the. visiting brethren. This lodeo is rapidly
coining to the front in point of membership
Ancient Order ol * Foresters.
At the mooting of the high court of the An
cient Order of Foresters at Minneapolis the
first bnsiness transacted was the introduc
tion of a resolution by Delegate Coulton , of
San Francisco , , cutting of the American
courts from the English high court. The
resolution was referred to the committee on
An Amazlnu Amount ol'Work Done ,
Wllli More To Follow.
Now that every person knows his duty nnd
has buckled on the harness for a bit of hard
work , Merchants' week preparations bowl
along merrily. The outlooic is clear and
prosperous , and enthusiasm crows with the
approach of the opening day.
Knluhtf ) of the Grip.
A large meeting of traveling men wa h old
in the parlors of the Arcade hotel last , night
to ponsider the Invitation from the out-door
committee of the Merchant's week commit
tee to take part In the parada some day dur
ing the week. The meeting was hold at the
requestor Joseph Garncau , of the out door
committee , who was present and extend cd u
personal invitation to the Traveling Men's
Mr. C. O. Lobeck was elected temporary
chairman and J. E. McCrackon temporary
Mr. Garneau was called on for a speech
and responded by saying that the parade
would bo incomplete without u turnout of
the traveling men.
It was moved to accept the Invitation.
U. S. Bacon expressed the opinion that the
movement was undertaken too late , that
it would bo Impossible to enlist the
assistance of any of the surrounding
towns but they would huvo to rely upon the
traveling men of Omaha alone to make the
thing u success ,
A general discussion then followed , It being
the concensus of opinion that it would bo
necessary for every man to do everything in
bis power to miiko the turnout u success.
Mr. Bacon thought thatilf all the manufac
turing houses wouldallow their men to be in
the city on the day set it would uddagreaily
to the success , and Mr. Gurneau offered to
ask the various houses to do this in a circu
lar letter over his signature.
It was decided to ivecapt the Invitation of
the committee to turn out during Mer
chants' week , r ,
It was suggested byi , ( Mr. Lobeck that a
permanent orguniratlon bo formed for the
purpose of currying out the idea of the
parade by electing officers and committees ,
The idea was considered favorably by the
assembly und on motion ; Mr. C. O. Lobeck
wus elected president and Mr. W. N. Ityer-
BOII-secretary and treasurer.
It was suggested jthat the president ap
point the committees for Drummers' day.
In accordance wlththlssuggosllon the presi
dent appointed /following gentlemen as
the executive committee : William Larimer ,
J. F. Stout und W. H , Brown , It was de
cided to arm the executive committee with
the functions of a finance committee also.
On motion it was decided to instruct the
finance committee to call nn every jobbing
bouso in town and authorize them to levy an
assessment of f 1.00 on every traveling man
on their roll.
The question of a uniform was next
brought up , and the uniform of
last year was adopted , consisting
of silk hat , light flannel shirt , dark pants ,
dark blue bolts and Japanese parasols. The
parasols , bolls and badges to bs used on this
day will be paid for from the general fund.
The president was authorized to appoint a
marshal and four assistants.
Mr. N.V. . liuyley was elected banner
bearer , with authority to appoint two as
sistants. The executive committee wore In
structed to extoud an invitation to the Job-
bmcr town * of the stnto nnd to the Jobbing
trndoof the entire United States to take part
In the panulo In uniform.
It was decided to hold a meeting next Sat
urday night nnd also the following Saturday
night , In the parlors of the Arcade.
The executive committee was notified to
meet In the Arcndo parlors to-morrow night
to perfect arrangements for the parade.
A vote of thanks was tendered the pro
prietors of the Arcade for the use of the
After n few general remarks on the neces
sity for work on the part of the Individual
members the meeting adjourned. .
It Is expected to have a turnout ot about
four hundred nion in the puriulo. There are
nearly five hundred traveling men m Omaha ,
and every man was constituted n committee
of ono to Itivlto Other traveling men to at
Mnjor Ulnrltnon'H Arrnnnomantfl.
Major J. S. Cl&rkson , marshal of the grcnt
Merchants' Ween parndo of Wednesday ,
September 4 , has appointed the following as
sistant marshals for the lines of trade Indi
cated with each :
Hubert Jowott , lumber ; J. O. Sharp , stock
yards and packing lnt rostsof SouthOm.ilm ;
Dudley Smith , wholesale groceries ; C. O :
Lobeck , the traveling men ; C. F. Wellcr ,
Wholesale drues ; Henry G. llarto , whole
sale biots and shoes ; George M , Diirrow ,
hats , caps and furnishings ; Arthur Smith ,
wholesale dry coeds ; H. T. Lully , plumbers
und plumbers' supplies ; George W. Kelly
nnd UobortS. Wilcox , the retail trade ; U. J.
Dinning , wholesale confectionery ; Henry
Whiting and K. P. Davis , manufactories ,
smelting works , sash , doors , etc. ; E.P.Peck ,
grain ; W. I. Klerstcnd , furniture ;
Daniel Farrell , syrups ; W. L. MuCnguo ,
banks nnd trust companies ; Julius Mnyer ,
Jewelry ; William H. Druuimond , carriages
nnd wagons ; Euclid Martin , agricultural
implements ; J. Hurd Thompson , rubber
goods ; Jeff W. Bedford , coal : D. C. Dunbar
nnd A. L. Halstoad , the press , newspapers ,
otc. ; G , H. Muck , cigars nnd tobacco manu
facturers ; C. L Woodworth , harness and
saddlery ; J. E. Hlloy , contractors , stone ,
brick nnd block ; Jamus E. Baum , wholesale
hardware ; Henry Gibson , printers mid pub
lishers ; F. AV. Meegan , morchiuid.so brok
ers ; Louis M. llhcoin , electric lights and ap
pliances ; William Sogolko , soda and mineral
water manufacturers ; Aaron Chndwick ,
mills and milling : Joseph Lohtnor , rail
road supplies and railways ; La'wscn
J. Drake ; oils und oil lines ;
J. S. Cameron , musical Instruments ; John
W. Dunmlro , ( runs nnd sporting goods ;
Ernest Poycko and J. W. Walker , commis
sion ; F. T. Emerson , seeds ; T. N. Purkor ,
florist ; L. A , Garner , express companies ; G.
Xlmmcrmann , brewers , distillery und bet
Joseph Garneau , Jr. , Amos Field , E.'E.
Bruce and Hobcrt Easson huvo been ap
pointed aides to the chief marshal.
All these gentlemen have been Invited by
Major Clnrkson to meet and confer with him
at the Mlllard hotel Monday evening.
The Fair anil Collsoum.
The Joint programme for the attractions at
the Omaha Fair and Collsoum , September 2
to 0 Inclusive , is as follows :
Monday , September 2 Mornine : Placing
exhibits In position , gates closing at 1"
o'clock m. Afternoon : Knees. Evening :
Opening of Coliseum.
Tuesday On the fair grounds the Judges
will begin work in the different classes , com
mencing at 8 o'clock.
At 10:30 the Hev. T. DeWitt Talmngo , the
celebrated divine , will deliver a lecture on
the "Sunny Side of Llfo" in front of the
amphitheater. Afternoon : Racing , balloon
ascension and parachute drop , long distance
lady riders , chariot races , grand opening ut
Coliseum In the evening.
Wednesday 00 : ! ! n , m. , grand Merchants'
parade and trades display in the city , with
the traveling men's association as n special
escort ; nlso police and military. At the fair
grounds during the afternoon the live stock
and agricultural exhibits will be the
attractions , together with races , chariot and
long distance , the balloon ascension and par
achute drop. Evening : Flambeau club aud
usual atti actions at Coliseum.
Thursday The usual features of the fair
will be the attraction during the morning ,
and in the afternoon races , balloon ascension
nnd descent. In the evening , in the city ,
there will be a grand parade and awarding
of prize to the ward club , mounted and in
uniform , carrying torches and making the
best appearance. The usual attraction will
bo presented nt the Coliseum.
Friday Awarding of prizes and the usual
races , etc. , in the afternoon.
The grand baud contest , will take place nt
2 o'clock , the flrst prize being S300 , second
$200 and third $100. Entries for this must bo
addressed to Martin Cuhn , Fourteenth nnd
Farnam streets , before August 25. All bands
competing must tuko part in the day and
Louis Helinroii , for the committee on dec
orations , states tnat the arches will cost
$1,400. decorating the chamber of commerce ,
? 100 , fireworks , 8325 , which includes the ex
penses of two experienced men from the
Garden City fireworks company of Chicago.
Among the set pieces will bo a representation
of THE Bun and New ' York Life buildings.
Each arch will be' decorated with 2,000
yards of bunting , from each post a ting will
wave , and in the center of the arch n banner
bearing on both sides the legend "Wol-
cotno" in letters four and one-half foot high.
SAM URANIiMN TROUBLE.
The Metropolitan Second Busenmii
ArrcHted On n Scrloii * Cliarco.
NEW YOIIK , August 17. Sam Crane , second
end baseman of the Metropolitan base ball
club , was arrested this morning and locked
up at police headquarters on the charge of
running awav with Hattie Travenfelter , the
pretty wife of a Scranton fruit dealer. Mrs.
1'ravenfeltor was also arrested. The arro st
was made on n requisition by the governor
of Pennsylvania on the application of the de
serted husband , who charges his wife with
adultery nnd Crane with crand larceny and
receiving stolen goods. Travcnfo Itcr claims
that his wife took $1,500 belonging to Dim
when she ran away.
Kx-Govrrnor Drown Dond.
NASHVILLE , Tenn. . August 17. Ex-
Governor John G. Brown , late receiver of
the Texas & Pacific railroad , and nt the time
of his diintli piesident of thn Tennessee Coal
and lion company , died to-day nt Hod Boll-
mi ; Springs , this state , from the Immediate
effects of hemorrhage of the stomach. He
was governor of Tennessee for four years
from 1870 , and has for years been one of the
loading and most influential democrats In the
Allen Goes to Sine
Nuw YOIIIC , AuKUstl7. Ebon S. Allen , ox-
president of the Forty-second street and
Grand street ferry railroad company , who
was yesterday sentenced to fourteen years
Imprisonment for Issuing fraudulent stock ,
wus to-day taken to Sing Slnir prison. Ho
looked like a thoroughly crushed man , and
when leaving ttio tombs ho broke down com
Uonernl Wnrner'n Ilenort.
KANSAS Citr , August 17. Commondor-ln-
Chief Warner , of the G. A. It , has com
pleted his report for the past year , which
will bo submitted to the Milwaukee encamp
ment. The report shows a total member
ship of 413,228 , an increase of 50,012 members
during the your.
Try I UK to HunproNH ( lie Manld-nto.
PAJIIB , Aug. 17 , The minister of the In
terior issued a decree which prohibits the
hawking or placarding of documents ema
nating from General Bouluuger , Count Dil
lon or Henri Hochofort.
To I'uy the Penally ,
PLACBKVILLU , Gala. , August 17. John
Olson and William Dragor , convicted to
gether with John H , Myers , of the murder
of John Lowell , a ranchman , about a year
ago , were sentenced to-day to bo hanged
Wednesday , October 10. Myers expiated
his crime on the scaffold on November JJO
A Queer Florida Bird.
A slnguhxr bird wan recently Bhot on
the KlBslmmeo rivarin Florida. It wivs
bluok , with a body Binullor thnn an or
dinary chicken , long , pllm nook , Bmull
bond , larjro bouk , about live inches long ,
to the end , where both upper and lower
turndown ; very small , short logs , with
feet half webbed- long forked tail , and
Immense winga that measured Euvon
and u hull foot from tip to tip.
ALL ABOUT COUNCIL BLUFFS ,
The Knlffhts of Pythias Will Have a
NiBht of Worship.
THE SWEET CLOVER MYSTERY.
The Ilullillnc Boom Abating n Nulto
nncc Soulnl nnd KellKloim DoIngs -
Ings tTho Klrnicsfl
A m on i : ttio Gliiirotics.
This evening tlmro will bo a religious
service In St. rmil's churoli which will ba of
special Interest to the Knights of P.ythlus.
Bonn Whltmarsh , of Norfolk , Nob. , will do-
llvor an addro < v. The lodges of this city uml
the uniform rnnk together with the Pythian
slstorliooil will moot atOne : nt their hall , nnil
proceed to the corner of Sixth street , nnil
Uroadwny , where they will moot uml rccolvo
the visiting knights. All will then proceed
to the church , A largo number of knights
from Omnlm nro expected und tlioso from
other places have boon Itivltod. Doau Whit-
innrsh has been long ntut prominently con
nect ed with the ordor. Ills address will beef
of special Interest. The musical part of the
servlco will nlso bo of Interest. It will bo
by the boys' choir nnd bv the male quar
tette , composed of Prof. Mo"ormid , Mr.
Wcstcott , Mr , Allen and Mr. Ogdon.
Second Presbyterian Services nt 0
o'clock , led by Mr. Pctm-son. Sunday
school at 4 o'clock. Prayer mooting at 8
o'clock Wednesday evening.
Trinity Methodist Church Services hold
Lacy'R hull , South Main street , opposlto
Eighth avenue. Preaching bv S. Alexander
at 8 p. in. Sunday flchool at 13:30 : p. m. So
cial meeting at 10:30 : a. m.
Fourth Avenue Methodist , near Seven
teenth Street Preaching by the pastor ut
1010 ! a. m. Sunday school at ! I p. ui.
First Baptist Church The pastor will
preach at 10:30 : a. m. nnd 8 p. m. Subject for
evcninir : "Woman's Work In the Tcmoer-
anco Raform. " Sunday school 12 m. Young
people's meeting 7 p. m. All cordially wel
Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church
Prcachlnc 10:30 : n. in. and 8 p. m. bv the pas
tor. Morning topic : "Truo Klghtoousnoss. "
Evening : "Tho Why of Methodism. " Sun
day Bcliool at 13 m. Class meeting at 7 p.
m. A cordial invitation to nil.
Christian soionco services to-day nt 4
o'clock p. in. in the Iowa business college ,
corner Pearl street and First avcnuo , up
Buy groceries nt "Tho Famous , " and save
money. 200 Uroadway.
OLty steam laundry , 31 Main , tol. 141
Origin or the Sweet Clover.
"I read Tun Bun's ' aritclo about the wldo-
sprcading sweet clover with a good deal of
interest , " said a citizen yesterday , "nnd if
you want say anything about it I will lot you
Into a pan of the secret of Its rcmarkablo
spreading proclivities. Old Man Kemp
everybody knows him as ono of the most oncr-
gotlc men In Council Bluffs , in his way Is a
great bee man. When every other man's bees
full to make Iioney for the market , or sturvo
to death , Uoup always has plenty of honey
and happy , thrifty bees. Ho knows how too
keep them and feed them. A few few years
ago Uoup discovered that there was no flow
ering plant the bees so delighted to work
upon or yielded so much rich and delicious
honey as the sweet clover. Last season ho
obtained from some source a bushel or two
of the seed and scattered it around in the
night time upon ull the vac.int lots in the
upper purt of the city and many places on the
bottoms. The acres of the fragrant plant
that have since sprung up is the result. As
a conseeiucuco there never was such a honey
crop In Council 14luffs as that of the present
season. The plant is a perpetual bloomer ,
from the middle of Juno until nipped by the
frost. It pretty nearly breaks Mr. Houn's
heart to sco the vandals cutting down the
fragrant stuff , especially slnco it has proven
such a deadly enemy to the sunflowers and
other noxious weeds , as weil us such a great
food plant for the honey boos. "
Tacks Ic a paper at "Tho Famous. "
Winter & Monroe , sign painters , 410 B1 way.
Opening of the Bulldlnc Season.
The autumnal building season in Council
Bluffs Is opening up unusually early , nnd
with something raoro than the phenomenal
activity that characterized it during the
early summer months , when the building
permits avcraeed about $300,000 a month.
The record for the year will show 18S9 to bo
the prize year In the history of
Council Bluffs. Before the flrst of
May the . number of now buildings
in procsss of construction ran away up in
the hundreds , nnd now these completed nnd
underway leuuh well up into the thousands.
In fact the contractors and builders have
been unable to determine whun ono season
ended und the other bouan. There was only
the slightest little falling off aunng the ex
cessively hot midsummer days , and this only
became perceptible by the increased activity
of the past few days.
The buildings under contract and for
which contracts nro now being made nro of
a better character nnd mote expensive than
those erected earlier in the season. The fol
lowing building parmits wcio Issued yester
E. L. Shugart , building between Main and
Pearl , WOO
Joseph McWIlliams , lots 1 and 2 , block 52 ,
Kiddle's addition , Jramo cottage , $ ( ) OJ.
C B. Judd , lot 1 , block I , Curtis & Ram
sey's addition , residence , SJ.fiOO.
C. B. Judd , lot 2 , block I , two-story frumo
resldcnco , $ .1,500.
C. B. Judd , two frame dwellings , Eubank's '
addition , ? 1,1500.
Mrs. J. Boduthn , Williams' addition , cot-
taco , ? 500.
B. M. Willetts , ' " 'hompson's addition , two
frame residences. ? 7.0UO.
C. B. Judd , Thompson's addition , resi
dence , fi.500.
S. M. Mlllnrd , Vorhis" addition , cottage ,
Edmund Jofferics , Jackson's additionbrick
building r.OxSO , $ S,000.
Henry Carter , corner Sixth street and
Twelfth avenue , fratno cottage , $1,203.
Clothes pins only 1 cent a do/en at "Tho
E. II , Sheafo & Co. give special attention
to the collection of rents and care of prop
erty in the city and vicinity. Charges mod
erate. Ofllco Broadway and Main streets ,
up Blairs. _ _
A Niiimvnoo Abated.
The old rookeries on Washington avenue
between Second and Bryant streets , which
have been the cause of n good deal of trouble
to the residents of the neighborhood and the
board of health , which august body declared
them a nuisance and ordered their removal ,
have been sold by the original ownota and
their cxlstanco us a nuisance or
otherwise will soon cease , The corner
lot on North Second and Washington
has been purchased by Mr. Peterson. who
will commence at once the erection of n two-
story brick Hut , Another has been bold to
F. UrCook. who will erect a line residence ,
und all the remainder but ono thirty-foot lot
have been sold to parties who will build
handsome residents upon tnoni ,
This will bo gratifying nowa to the city
council and the board of health who huvn
been trying to abate the nuisance for the
past six months. It will also crc.tto a now
Interest among the residents of Unit beauti
ful street and give another Impetus to the
building boom. *
Try "I'lio Famous" once for luck.
Go to M. Keating for drugs , 503 Broadway.
Rev. and Mrs. I ) . H. Cooley entertained
friends at their residence , on Avenue C ,
Thursday evening , August 15 , In he tor of
their daughter , Miss Elizabeth C. Cooluy ,
principal of Moulton's female college , To
ronto , Canada. The grounds wore brilliantly
illuminated and the rooms tastefully
adorned with floral decorations. Tuo even
ing WAS brightened by refreshment * nnd
short but very pleasing programme ,
selection by MIM H , Hoper about "Tho
qulsltlvo Boy" was received with laughter'
nnd hourly applause. A trio , "HonutlfuV
Hose of May-Time , " wns sung bv Mr . J * .
Robinson , MUses Rhodes and Shlrtcllff. let
the delight of nil present , "fUifiis Kowlln'6
Rldo" wan road by Mr * . W. Gannon wlttt
very marked effect. This was followed by rf
Scottish song , most acceptably rendered by
Mrs. Stephenson , The recitation of "Thft
Face Against the Pane , " by Miss Mary B ,
Jordan , who Is now visiting her Bister In this
city , wns vigorously npplnudcd , nnd tho.
cncoro acknowledged by the recital of
"Sockory Sets a Hon. "
* . . .
"Tho Famous , " cash bargain house. 000
Broadway , opposite Ogdcu house. Telephone
Odoll Bros. t Co. loan money. The moai
Ibcral terms offered. 103 Ponrl street ,
Desirable dwellings for rent nt mouorato '
prices. E. H. Shoafo & Co. . rontul agents ,
Broadway and Main streets , up stall * .
For sale Ono Oar-Scott tcn-horsc portable
engine ; in good repair. Apuly to Welr-ShuV
J. G. Tipton , real ostnto , 527 B'dwny ,
That Don't hie.
There wore 1,100 persons who paid poll ta <
last year. Loss than half paying cash , tho.
others paying In work.
Thoru are 150 , t2il foot of water mains iq
the city , nnd 22.3 hydrants.
There were 504,051,507 gallons of water
used In the Bluffj In twelve months.
Nearly thrco thousand puaplo a month visit
the public library.
Lsss books were taken from the public li
brary In 1SS9 than In 18S3.
There were only ilftoon deaths In the city
hospital Jails , otu , , last year.
The mortality rate In the city is only woven
out of 1,000.
Tno city owns Olfi ucros of parks.
1 hero were 37 , 70S loads of produce and
fuel weighed on scales In the city in ono
The calls for the police patrol wagon average -
orago only ono ti day
The ilrc alarms average less than ono n
The city spent $10 , 700 for Its flro depart-
inont last year , and the total loss by flro was
In twelve months 1815 persons were ar
rested. of whom only sixty were fotnulos.
There nro fourteen miles of paving iu the
city and sixty miles of sidewalks.
It cost the city only $201 for ono year's
election expenses ,
Six bars of Kirk's white Russian soap tot
25u , at " 1 ho Famous. "
A good business chance. A $3,000 stock of
gents' furnishing goods , hats , caps , bootsl
shoes , Is offered for sale by Fox it Hughes.
of this city. The business reaches $20,000
yearly and well established.
The Motor Ijlno to Knlrinount ,
At 0 o'ejoek last owning the first clootriq
motor was run up the new extension on.
Madison street Into Fairmoiint park. The
last soldering on the overhead wlro was
done by lamp light , and the trial trip made
to demonstrate the fact that the line was in ,
complete running order for to-dav's work ,
The motor was loaded down with nn enthusi
astic crowd , and the procession enjoyed nn
ovation during every foot of the Jour
ney from the time the car loft Broad
way until it reached Graham avenue.
The progress was vor.V slow on account of
the quantity of dry sand nnd crnvcl that
covered the rails , but it was very brilliant
for the satno reason. Every pcbblo the
wheels passed over would broik the oloctrla
circuit nnd unko n brilliant arc between the
wheels nnd the rails , and the journey was
illuminated by ono of the most gorgeous py.
rotechnio displays ever se"en in the city. It
it had been a few hundred foot in the air ,
instead of on the pavement. It would have
attracted for miles around. It looked ,
for nil the world like a torrlfio"
thunderstorm was in progress In the park ,
and all the put up lightning in the clouds
was flashing around on the ground. VloxvotC
Irani the distance of n few blocks It looked
like the whole car was enveloped In a solid ,
sheet of electric blaze nnd was ranking 0 >
triumphal trip in u shset of flro.
The company has done eomo great hustling.
to get the line In readiness for the comfort of
to-day's pleasure seekers of the two citiost
Commencing at 10 o'clock to-day the
cars will make regular trips into the
park , but no regular schedule will bo
made for sovcinl days until the line is pub la
better shape. The park stub trains will con
nect to-dav with the regular trains nt the
corner of Bioad way and Madison , and pas
sengers will bo transferred
Seidenbcrg's 5c Figaro at the Fountain.
S. B. Wndswortb & Co. loan inonoy.
Arrested For Violating the Fish
An information was filed in Justice Bar.-
nott's court Friday afternoon , charging un ,
known parties with the offense of illegal/ *
fishing in Lake Manawa , The warrant was
placed In the hands of Captain Andoraon , of
, ho merchants' force , and ho spent the night
at the lake. At an early hour yesterday ,
morning ho discovered William Rnpp in the
net of dragging a seine from the lake. Ho
was promptly placed under arrest ancjj
brought up town. Justice Barnctt set his
hearing for the 20th , when ho will bo givca
an opportunity to oxplam why he violated
the state fishing laws.
You nro perfectly safe in sending youp
childicn. "Tho Famous. " Ono price for all.
If you want clean , fresh crocei les nnd
fi uits , call on Johnson & Olson,712 Broadway.
A IliislneHS Failure.
Attachments were ( lied yesterday upon ,
the dry goods stock of J. Goldberg , who re
cently removed from No. 18 Main street to n
new building on Middle Broadway , and fitted
up u line store. The chief creditors are J. V.
Farwoll & Co. , Chicago , who Hied attach
ments to hceuro $100 ! , and the Kilpatriclc
Dry Goods company , of Omaha , to sucuro
$1150. Other attachments for various
amounts were filed inter In the day ,
making the whole amount about $2,500.
Mr. Goldberg could not bo found
nt his residence yesterday ovenlncr , but it fa
understood the total liabilities will amount
to nearly double this sum. The assets uro
largely in excess of the liabilities , unJ la
first-class condition , as the larger purt of tua
stock was purchased this summer for the
In view of these facts It is probable that
Mr. Goldberg will adjust the difficulty \vltU ,
ils creditors and open his doora again In a
Citizens of Council Bluffs will no longer
need to go to Omaha to buy grocerlos cheap.
The Famous" will duplicate Otmihu prices.
Call and bo convinced. 200 Broadway. Op *
loslto Ogden house.
District Court OIIHOH.
Among the important cases filed in thn dls <
triot court yesterday was that of Sam Black *
man , who brings milt against the water
works company for $300 durnueca because
ttio company failed to furnlah sufficient
water pressure to enable the firemen to do
effective work wlmn his barn , on upper
Pierce street , caught lire and wns destroyed
a few weeks ago.
John Capper claims J.'i.noo from Alnxandor
Fronting for false imprisonment. Ilu sold to
PiontlssBomo personal property on which
there had boon a mortgage , but status that
ho had paid the mortgaco nil off except the
Hum of (3 previous to the sale , and that as
KOOII as the sale was consummated ho paid
the balance , and Immediately uftenvunl the
defendant willfully and maliciously had him
locked up. .
Fine jewelry , watches and diamonds |
cleaning and icpulrlng ut E. Burhorn.
IIoi-Him Hlolnn ,
The police wora notified yesterday morn
ing that two valuable horses had boon ntoioa
during the night previous from the barn ou
the corner of Broadway und Thirteenth
struct. An accurate duitciiptloii of the ani
mals hub been furnished the officers together
with what is supposed to be nn excellent
clew to the thieves , and it U believed that na
urrcst will coou follow.
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