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6 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : 'SATUBDAY , OCTOBER 10 , 1589.
THE O IAIIA 3SEE.
COU NOIL BLUFFS
OFK10K. NO. 12 I'UAIlIj
CtUvcicil toy carrier In riny part of the City nt
Twenty C nlBperVoek. .
IMV.T1LTOX . MANAGER
Itt'UlNlPflOrMCK NO. i
NlOIIT KlHTOII. NO.a. .
N. Y. 1' . Co.
Council HlufTs Lumber Co. , coal.
Hoston store , the loaders In ilry
Carbon Coal Co. wholesale , retail , 10 Pearl.
Adams' J2 snlo men's shoe * next Monday.
Edward Mayo and company appear at
Dolian.v'8 this evening in "J ho Silver AKO. "
Adnms will run oft about 100 imlrs men's
I * Bhces nt n special saloon Monday next at
I ; half-price.
| Adams will have a special sale In ladies'
foot wear within a few days. Wutch lor the
The HlulTrf Typographical union will clvo
their annual ball on Olirislmas night at Mu-
"Ono of the Old Stoclc" is to bo presented
at Dolmny's on Thursday evening next , by
Charles l > . Davis , tlio famous Alvln .iosl.yn.
Frank M. Iluutor has Imon drawn us a
juror in the United States district court ,
which convenes In DCS Molncs on Tuesday
next.Vord wis rocclvoil yesterday from Hock
Island , Ills. , that Captain A. J. Dyer , for
merly of Iho nollcn force of this city , Is the
happy father of n girl biby. :
If. A. AVIcUliam , advance ngont for"Thrco
\Vlvcs to Ono llusuaiid , " has Just complete. !
arrangements for the appearance of that
company at Doliany's on tin27ti ! inst.
The two now thlrty-horso poxvor motors
ordered h.v the electric motor company have
arrived and boon glvon 11 trial trip. They
worked Hatisfnclorlly and will bo put on
IVanlc Sanduslty , living at 1S08 Third ave
nue , who has boL-ii working at the transfer
yards for some time , has boon promoted tu
the position of engineer , nud will begin Ills
now work at once.
C. L. ( Jhariton has been appointed railway
\ postal cleric on the run from Burlington tc
r Council muffs , and David H. Witter and
George Madison have been appointed lettct
carriers in this city.
The Hnltmny Hnptist Church society en-
tci tamed u dinio sooiahlo ut the rcMdunco ol
S. S. Chapman , T10 Third sttcet , hist even
ing. Ihcrowns a goodly number present ,
and the occasion was u very pleasant otio.
There will undoubtedly bo n largo attend-
unco at the driving park this aftcinoon If the
weather IR warm enough to insure peed rac
ing und n comfortable tlmo for spectators in
the grand stand. The horses entered nrc
well matched , and thuro should bo some In
teresting exhibitions of speed
V. P. Williams ct al have filed two peti
tions In the district court ngninst William
Sicdentonf. The plaintiffs , thirteen in num
ber , claim by inheritance lots 1 and 9 In
block .3 , lots U , 11 , 2:3 : and 150 in block ! 18 , and
lots ! 3 and 7 In block 'M , Ferry's addition.
Mr. Sidcntopf has u tax deed Interest ia the
The Klldnro woman , who was hilled In n
house of prostitution at Covington u few days
ago. was well known to the police of this
city , having paid a monthlv "lino" into the
Bluffs treasury until n few months : igo. It
Is stated that she received several terrible
beatings while horc , and accordingly llgurcd
In police court.
John Qiloert has contracted with the own
ers of. the IJechtelo hotel to put in a largo
Btcam heating bailer and nlso placa a num
ber of closets , washbowls and other needed
sanitary appurtenances. The work will bo
commenced at once. Mr. Gilbert has nlso
received the contract for dohur the plumbing
work In twenty Omuha residences , the total
cost aggregating over $4,000.
A number of the friends of Anton Kink
were somewhat surprised ut his conduct yes
terday , but his eccentricities wcro pardona
ble under the circumstances. Ho was kent
BO busy during the early part of the clay do-
.scribing the wonderful qualities of his newly
arrived heir tnat his tongues became weary In
the afternoon , but ho continued to distrib
ute cigars by the wholesale Just the same.
Alililc diflluulty over n iramo nf pool led
. to quuo mi oxcitlng scrimmage in n centrally
located billiard parlor in the city last even
ing" . Tlio participants were a well known
young man of this city and the traveling rep
resentative of a leading illustrated weekly.
Bystanders interfered before tno llrst round
was finished , but not until the local pug hail
drawn llrst blood. The visitor was not se
verely hurt and the matter was hushed up us
juiukly as possible.
The Pullman restaurant , 534 Droadway.
Dixby has removed to Merrlain block.
Sheet music lOe , W8 Hroadway.
C. 13. steam dye works , 1013 Uroadway.
Let Uasmussen beautify your house inbcsl
tylo und cheap. Li Xorth Main.
Steam and hot water heating , llrst-clas :
plumbing. Work done in both cities. Joht
Gilbert , cor. Pearl st. and Willow uve.
. - < .
C. B. P. Co. , Stephan ; & Haruier , 32 Pearl ,
Mcschetidorf's popular meat market , flucsl
in the Twin Cities. ! i3.'J Uroauwuy.
Mrs. Isaao Sponcor. who 1ms been visltitif
her daughter , Mrs. R W. Itelmer , has re
turncil to her homo in Crcaton.
Henry Stcplicnuoii. manager of the Coun
ell Bluffs Lumber company , lus returnet
from northwestern Nebraska ,
Charles II. Wright , of Dubuque , la. , Is In
the city , and Is stopping at thoPnciflo ; house
Ho is en route to Denver , but will stop ovei
Sunday to view this city und Omaha.
Miss Nina Ilartnian , who bos boon visltinp
her brother , C ! cargo Hartinnn , has returnee
homo , to Crcston , and was accompanied bj
Mrs. Hartman , who will visit iu Crcston foi
S. G. Dndorwood , who had ills-log broken
nearly three months ago , made his llrst tri | :
to the Bluffs slnco Ids accident Thursday ,
Ho is progressing Ilnely , and hones to be
around again soon ,
H. 11. Bennett und wife ttartcd Thursdaj
evening for Tonuvorlh , Out. , In response tc
a telegram announcing the serious Illness ol
Mrs. Bennett's rather. Mr. Bennett expects
to return In n few weeks , but Mrs. Bennett
will probably visit with her parents through.
out tlio winter.
Swanson Music Co. , 313 Broadway.
11 II. Slicafo. ft Co. give spnclal attent on
to the collection of rents and care of property
in the city und vicinity. Charges uioderato.
Ofltco Broadway and .Main streets.
Fine dressed cult-kens. G , Mottoz , Tel. 173 ,
Desirable dwellings for rent at mouerata
prices. 10. H. Shuafo & Co , , rental agents ,
Broadway uuu Main streets , up btalrs.
Tlio Now Ijldit Cnmimii } ' ,
T. J. Currothors , the well-known olectrl'
clan al tlio clcctrie light power house , has
been appointed general manager of the now
1 Council Bluffs Qns and Elcctrlo Light coin'
puny. Mr. Pratt , of Chicago , is the genera !
secretary and will have his ofllco on the flrsi
floor of the Mcrrlam block , where the com
pony have arranged to locate their onlces
and display rooms. Mr. Walter S. Wright ,
the president , will bo In the city to-day , It li
expected , in order to look around unit plat :
for the more ofllclont work of the company ,
A number nf Improvements uro to bo muu <
all over the city , which will result in giving
If Council Bluffs ono of the most complete am
1 perfect clectrio light plants iu tno country
Several changes will bo made at the clcctrh
light station , tending to reduce the cost ol
manufacturing the light , so as to complj
with the terms of the contract recently lot
by the city.
To the onircrs and members of Council
Bluffs lodge No , 4fl , I. O. O. I-1. , you are here
by requested to meet at the hall this even lac
at 8 o'clock , to make arrangements for tut
fuueral of our late brother , O. lHeed. .
B. V. Swicic , N. a.
"The Famou " casu bargain houio , SOO B'y
IN AND ABOUT THE BLUFFS ,
The Stabloa of the Transfer Com
pany Go Up in Smoko.
ANOTHER MINIATURE REBELLION
The Motor Company Hurrying Down
ii A.VCIIIIR TliaKloutrl
mpany to Miilco Several
CliniiRCS District Court.
A Disastrous Klrr.
A disastrous fire occurred at the corner of
Tenth avenue and Fourth street about ?
o'clock last evening , by which the stables of
Cousins St Nnnsol , otherwise the Council
Bluffs and Omaha Transfer company , were
entirely destroyed , together with twelve
horses , several wagons and harnesses , forty
tons of baloa hay , 2.00 pounds of Hour and
a largo quantity of merchandise of various
kinds , which the company had cither on
their wagons waiting to bo Delivered this
morning or placed tnoro for temporary
storage. It was the largest llro that his !
or-curied in the city slnco the Stewart packIng -
Ing houses wcro burned six months ago.
Tlio origin of the llro is n mystery , and
while soiiio are Inclined to think it was the
work of an incendiary , there are reasons for
thinning thut it may have been otherwise ,
and that a careful Investigation will rcvcnl
it. Last night , owing to the great crowd
that thronged to the scene of conllngrntlon
nnd the incident excitement , it was impossi
ble to ilnd all nf the tcamstcra and others
who were in the stable at the tlmo the llro
broke out. but It Is very probable that when
these men can bo seen the stories of their
united observations and opinions will throw
a great deal mnro light upon the question
than can now bo obtained. As it was , the
llro spread so rapidly that the men could only
try to save the horses , and In this they wcro
but partially successful.
Both of the proprietors worn at supper in
their homes near by when the alarm was
given , ami when they reached the suet tha
llro was under such headway that they could
not enter , nnd it was impossible to do any
thing but watch the llro or assist the lire-
men in their attempts to subdue It. The ilro
originated in the northwest corner of the
building , as nearly as can bo ascertained ,
and nt a distance of navoriil feet from the
ground , giving rise to the belief that it was
near the floor of the loft , nt n point where
thnru was considerable hay hanging down
between tlio barn proncr nnd n shed adjoin
ing it on the north. If the llro was of inccn-
dinry origin this was undoubtedly the place
where the torch was applied.
The teamsters wcro In tlio stalls , grooming
their horses , nnd a load from Omaha had
just been drivun into the barn. The team
ster had forgotten a package at the store of
tha ICilpatricu-Koch company hi Omaha , nud
called to the other men to look after his
horses while ho telephoned across the river
to Imvo ilia package taken In from the side
walk. Hu went into tiie ofllco , nnd the men
\ \ lie responded to his call had barclyunhltched
the horses when the fire bioko out. Each
man had u lantern , and it is possible that
ono was left where a horse kicked it over ,
and caused the blaze , in much the s-.uno
manner as did an obstreperous cow in Chicago
cage a few years ago , on a long-to-be-roinom-
At any rate thu fire was started , and , after
that , the building was doomed. The mon
cut their horses luoso and loil them out , but
so swiftly had the flames spread that they
wcro driven out when tnoy attempted to
enter the blaming structure aBacond time. A
strong draught seemed to carry the blaze
from ono end of the building to the other ,
and in an Incredibly short spuco of time thu
burning brands were falling from the Iloor
above "to the bay littered floor below.
Within two minutes from the tiino the ilro
was discovered it would have been madness
to have entered the yawning portals of that
blazing furnace with Its seething walls of
11 a mo.
Mingled with the crackling nnd roaring of
the Ilro ( lend wcro the agonized shrieks of
the tciTillod animals as they plunged franti
cally about In their vain endeavors to get
away from the burning , blistering Jlamcs
with which they wcro surrounded. One of
the poor dumb creatures was scon , appar
ently helpless with terror , standing doubled
up as if in the midst of a driving rain storm ,
with the lire actually burning its , mane and
on various parts of its body. Severn ! turned
nwny , unable to view the pltiiul sight , when ,
Iu an attempt to move , the helpless animal
foil , and soon was nothing but a charred und
'J he lire men could do nothing toward sav
ing tlio building , nnd devoted their attention
to the surrounding property. The residence
of Mr. Shna closely adjoined the burning
structure , nnd it was several times on lire ,
but by hard work it was saved from destruc
tion , although badly scorched. Mr. Shea's
barn , however , went up in smoke , and a row
of corn cribs in the rear was badly damaged.
There were thirty-seven horses in the
barn and twenty-five were saved. The trans
fer company owned eighteen , nnd of this
number six were lost. Among the other
horses burned was a pair belonging to Will
iam Saur , a farmer living in Keg Creek town
ship who was stopping ovornicht intliocity ;
: i pair of carriage horses belonging to N. B.
Smith , on lilgh street , and ono of the largo
gray teams belonging to the McClurg
Cracker company. The mate to this horse
had been taken from the stable but a half
hour before , to the veterinary stables of Dr.
Stewart , for treatment.
Tlio building was owned bv C. Q. Smith , of
MnryvlllcMo. . , and was valued r.t about
$ , ' ,000. It was insured , but the amount , of the
insurance was unknown. Cousins & Nnn-
scl had about SICOO Insurance on their prop
erty , but their loss will amount to 3,000.
It is estimated that the total loss will loot up
between $5,000 and § 0,000 , about , half of
which is covered by insurance.
The smouldering ruins kept the firemen
busy until n late hour. The tire lads re
sponded quk-kly and worked hard , and to
their vigorous exertions nnd a heavy water
pressure is duo the saving of the burround-
ing buildings , us a strong wind wns Blowing
ut tlio tlmo ami the sparks Hew In clouds.
Several small bhr/es were started by them ,
but wcro extinguished witn but little
Money leaned at L. B. Craft's & Co.'s
loan ofllco on furniture ) , piiinoa. horses ,
wagons , personal property of all kinds ,
and nil ether articles of vuluo , without
removal. AH business strictly con 11-
Always on Tune.
If you wish tn purchase a good and reliable
watch 25 per cent less than club rc.tcs , and
on easy tenn < , then call ut once and inalto
your own selection ut C. B. Jacquemla &
Co. , 27 Main street.
Dempsey & Butler , candy M'f'g , , 105 Main.
Western dumber ana Supply Co. , 13th and
14tb streets and ' 'd and M avenues , curry the
largest stock of lumber , piling poletlcsllino ,
cement und building material in the west.
E , \V. Kaymoud , manager.
Auotlicr Illitli School KclxOlioii.
Hunk rebellion is again surging in the
hearts of the pupils of the high school. Prof.
Stevens Insists that all who signed the peti
tion gotten up In behalf of Prof. Prouty , and
censuring the school board for taking stops
to dismiss him , shall write an apology to
the board before next Monday or suffer ex
pulsion. Ono stubborn miss refused to apol
ogize , and objected to being expelled , so she
quietly packed up her book * and "quit. "
Several others threaten to do likewise , and
dissension again runs ruinpant. It
Is said that the authorities do not
object to the scholars expressing
their good feeling toward Prof. Prouty , but
do object to their openly censuring the board
in such sevoru and impudent terms us were
contained In the petition. Tlio principal is
linn , and the school board stands by him , so
that the people appear to bo in a hopeless
minority ut present , so far as their prospects
of success uro concerned. It is alleged that
outside sympathy iu certain cases lias kept
thu trouble simmering , and it Is desired to
effectually quell the turbulent spirits , that
the'work of the school may go ou harmoni
Dro Hugs of Fiction.
jl rather sensational story of attempted
arson was told at police headquarter * yester
day morulng by a painter named II , D.
Knight , who resides on Lincoln arenuo. It
scorns that Dr. O. B. Judd has employed ft
watchman to look after a number of now cot
tages which ho has bcnn building on that
avonuo. The story told by Knight is to the
effect that at o late hour Thursday night ho
heard the watchman engaged in a tussle nnd
chase after some ono , and ho seized his re
volver and started out to assist him. Tlio
watchman had no revolver , and Knight im
mediately turned loose on the retreating
party , who returned the flro.
Several shots wcro exchanged , but no ono
scomrd to bo killed , or oven uncomfortably
Injured. Sufllco it to sny that the stranger
got nway Knight alleged that ho picked up
n shirt"slcovo with blood stains on It , nnd is
positive that ho hit the fugitive , asHio "shot
to Kill. "
Knight was positive that the follow was n
flro bug , as ho had poured n lot of oil over
the house , nnd u bundle of rags saturated
with oil was also found near the
building. The story did not Jluglo
just right to official cars , nnd
the police ntartcd out to Investigate.
The rags \\oro found , nnd the pluco where
the oil hail been iiourcd'on the building was
found also , but tiioro the proof of attempted
arson ended. An examination of the sldo of
tbo housa disclosed thrco bullet holes , nil
within n space no larger than n man's hand ,
and the wood around them was powder
burned. Maries were easily distinguished
where some ono had attempted to wlno off
the powder marks , but had only succeeded
in thoroughly blncuciilng quite n good sl/cd
place. It looked very suspicious , nnd the
police finally canio to the conclusion that the
watchman wanted his Job continued for nil
winter and had connived with tlio painter to
worlc tip a schema that would convince the
owner ot the property that n watchman was
a necessity. The bullet holes In the side of
tlio house were u "dead give away , " as they
ranged downward , showing that Iho gun
from which the bullets wcro fired had been
hold close to the liotiso , pointed downward
nnd dischnraod. It "coined so transparent
that the police refused to take any further
action in the mutter.
A ScMiRiitionn.1 Kvctit.
An excitement was occasional in front of
the Boston boot n d shoo store yesterday
afternoon by Mr. E. E. Adnms tilling his
largj show windows with his line men's
shoos with usuul prices attached , and pla
carding the whole lot for a special sale next
Monday nt the uniform price of S3 , although
many of them cost twice that , amount per
pair. Upon Inquiry it was learned that the
extraordinary display was the announce
ment of Mr. Adams' intention to give his
gentlemen friends a benefit sale , the weather
boin ? too line for n brisk trade otherwise.
There will'probably bo a Jam on Monday
when the stru''glo begins , each man trying
to got the highest priced goods ut the cut
rate , which of course will go first.
Morchouso & Co. , m'f'g blank books , bank
nud commercial work.
For tlio Transfer.
Now that the court has refused to grant an
injunction to restrain the motor company
from going down Fifth avenue , the company
has put on mi increased force , and is pushing
the work as rapidly as possible. The paving
has been torn up as far us sixth street , nnd
the iron Is down for "that distance. The
pavers are but a few yards behind the track
layers , nnd the street will have resumed its
normal condition before some of the property
owners know that It has been disturbed.
The only delay will bo caused by the
non-arrival of material , us the iron
ordered for the street has not
yet arrived , and the company ia laying some
that was loft over from the Broadway lino.
The property owners , who tried to secure
the injunction are by no means satisfied with
the ruling of Judge Macy , and will institute
proceedings at the next teim of court to se-
euro a permanent injunction to prevent the
company from operating the line , in the
event that this is nlso unsuccessful , they
threaten to take the case to the supreme
court unless tno company does the handsome
thing in tlio way of damages. The company ,
however , Is laying track just now and not
considering damages , so tlio property own
ers have received little satisfaction.
For Blank Books write Morohouso is Co.
Council Bluffs , la.
Get Fountain 5c cigar , next to Eiseman's.
Finest market m city J.M. Siuulun'i.
J. O. Tipton. real estate , 527 Broadway.
Dwelling for sale on easy payments. Also
building lots at lowest market prices. Call
and examine our list. 13. B. Shcafo & Co.
Special communication of Excflsior lodge ,
No. 259 , A. F. nud A. M. , this evening at S p.
in , sharp , for work in the third degree. All
M. M. in good standing are cordially invited
to attend. By order of tlioV. . M.
Another Broadway Ilutinn s Block.
Another new business block , to bo erected
on Broadway , is under consideration , and
will probably bo built early In the spring.
The plan Is being matured by Messrs. Pere-
goy & Moore , who wish to oroct-a handsome
structure ju t west of tlio government build
ing. Mr. Peregoy was questioned yester
day regarding the matter , and stated that
the plan was by no means matured as yet.
Said ho : "Wo would lilto to baild there ,
but Mr. Bilger owns the adjoining lot and if
we can get him to go in with us and put up a
double block it will go. Work could not bo
commenced this full , however , as it is get
ting late , and the plans are not ready , f ts
election Is far from being improbable. "
Criminal G.IHCS in Court.
The trial of ttio forgery case against Mem-
tosli and Duuklc was icsumcd in districtcourt
yesterday morning. Dunkle , who is n well
known resident nnd Justice of tlic peace of
Crescent township , was indicted for forging
cortillcatcs for bounty for wolf scalps for Mo-
Intosh , who was jointly indicted with him.
The defense bcg.in the Introduction when
court opened in the morning , ana at 110 ; ! !
the c'lsa ' was submitted to the jury , which
returned a verdict of not utility , after being
out llftcen ininutcD. In the afternoon ono of
the same defendants. James T. Mclntosh ,
was put on trial for obtaining money uudsr
fulso pretenses , through the Mlei'eu mort
gaging of a horso.
To-day , tbo criminals thus far convicted
this term , with the exception of Brooks , will
receive their sentences.
Made for your special use by Moreliouso
HIS PIANO'S DEADLY BITE : .
Strnnco Puto ol' Six-Toed 1'eto and
Pedro Sllva , known ns ' 'Six-toed
Polo , " and as "Mexican Pule , " was a
chtmictor who lifrurcd somewhat
romnnthally in the southwest in early
His cognomens were evidently given
in that spirit ot facetlousnoss for which
the denizens of Iho mining camps und
frontier towns of the entire Pacific
coast were noted in tlio olden and
golden times , writes the snake story
artist of the San Francisco Examiner.
There are two good and Bulllciont
reasons for this belief in the first place
Silva wns a Portuguese and not a Mex
ican ; tlion again ho possessed ou both
foot a grand total of but seven toes ,
claiming to have lost the other tnroo
members of his pedal extremities "in a
Ho mtulo Ills appearance in Tucson
without previous advertisement and
from whence no ono ever Boomed to
know * or to care shortly before the
opening of the War of the Rebellion.
Ho brought with him a business 'out- '
lit" that consisted of an antiquated
harp , but as the ancient and honorable
pueblo of Arizona was principally com
posed of Mexicans , ho easily managed
to s > ocuro nu Indolent livelihood by fur
nishing music for bailcs ( dances ) und in
playing around the barrooms ,
There was nothing unusual in the
man's conduct or actions to create spe
cial nttontlon. Ifo kept his system
pretty well prhl\idcd \ with moscnl.
pulmio , whisky nmlsueh other spiritual
oU.xirsof Ufa tw'vrorc ' to ho obtained ,
but us that wns no oxcoptlon to the rule
In those days , it wits not nt nil likely to
oxclto comment. At some uncertain
period some six--or BOVOII months-
after Mexican Poje'fl'ulvontin ' Arizona ,
it bccnmo bruited nibout that ho was a
snakochnrmor of nil the wonderful
powers possessed by the Hindoos. This
imputation arose from reports mndo by
Papago Indian liMntcrs and Mexican
vnquoros , who claimed to Imvo soon him
in all manner of out-of-wny places ,
armed with a forked stick with which
lie would first imprison the much
drendod ratltosnnko by pinning it to
the ground and nftonvnra examine the
ropttlo carefully , holding it in his hands
with impunity , nnd in most instances ,
according It ) the reports , releasing the
deadly serpent. These stories received
still further credence a few weeks later
when some boys told that while playing
in front of Mexican Pete's ndobo casa
they had heard the well-known warning
sigiml of the rnttlcsnnko , and pooping
through tlio doorway they had soon him
handling nt least twenty ot the reptiles
that were rattling and hissing at tlio
time. After putting the snukoa through
this course of athlotio oxcrciso ho took
up his harp , played a time , and his ro-
marhnblo proteges became quiet , crawl
ing off in some part of the room whore
the boys wuro unable to obtain a viow.
This confirmation of the former re
ports created some little curiosity
amoii" ' the easy-going and indolent people
ple ol the place , und Pete was fre
quently questioned about his pets , and
asked when ho intended to furnish the
people with u public exhibition. Ho
accepted all the banters in good nature ,
would neither coniirm nor deny any of
the stories that were in circulation re
garding him , contenting iiimself with
the remark that tlio rattlesnake was as
inolVonsivo as n rabbit if you only
treated it properly. Such observations
wcro generally received with jeers and
derision , but'ns Mexican Pete was a
harmless character , they never
amounted to anything moro serious.
On an even ing just proceeding the
opening of the bMcst.i do San Augustin
an annual festival of the patron saint
ot the Tucson mission , and which in
some fcnlurs resembles a country fair
Pete walked into a saloon. Ills degree
of intoxication was somewhat greater
than that which ho usually maintained ,
nnd besides his harp ho carried a Mexi
can basket , made of a species of roods ,
and which was barrel-shaped and pro
vided with a closely-fitting lid or cover.
Ho made no introductory remarks , but
asked those present if they wanted to
see his snakes perform. Moro in a jolt
ing spirit than anything else there wns
unanimous request made for the show to
proceed. Pete sot , his basket or. a bil
liard table , tuned his harp and took
from a sack which ho carried two of the
sharp blades of tbo , Yucca plant , better
known perhaps as the Spanish bayonet ,
lie then went to the bar and drained n
whisky glass of fiery mescal. Of course
the score or so of men present
were smiling at these prepara
tions. No ono acquainted with
the characteristics of the rattlesnake
regards with favor any close connection
and familiarity with the serpent , and1
the spectators were consequently unpre
pared for what wns to follow. Pete
placed bis harp very near the basket
and played a couple of selections of that
very soft and sensuous music that is to
familiar among the southern natives.
Laying down his harp ho dexterously
removed the rover and inverted the
bnskot. Picking up in each hand a
"Spanish bayonet , " ho knocked the
basket to the Iloor and there upon the
billiard table were eight writhing nnd
venomous rattlers. Of the number there
wcro two of the largo variety , over live
feet in length and from eight to ton
inches in circumference ut the largest
point ; two of the very quickly moving
and treacherous "t > idowinders , " about
twelve inches in length , and four of the
usual species found on Arizona deserts ,
ranging from two and a half to three
and a half feet in length. In a very few
moments ho demonstrated to the bur-
prised and horror-stricken bystanders
that ho had as perfect control of the ser
pents as have the Moqui Indians in
northeastern Arizona. The improvised
wand in each hand wcro moving rapidly ;
the makes were rattling and coil
ing as if to strike. But in a very few
seconds ho had them ranged in line as
a military company , properly gradu
ating in size. This was accomplished
by pushing the snakes about with the
yucca blades , or sometimes by dextrous-
ly transferring his wand to one hand
and with the one that was disengaged
grabbing and replacing the recalcitrant
rattler in his proper position. Moro
romurknblo. however , was the brief en-
laitmicnt that followed. Lowly hum
ming the air of a popular Mexican mili
tary call , ho kept his wands moving to
the time , and by occasionally striking
one of the poisonous snakes , made com
plete the'dolusmn that they were per
forming the music with their rattlers.
Of course , as there was a difference in
tlio sound of the rattles according to the
size and power of the snake , a musical
scale was in a measure obtainsd. The
national Mexican nnthom was next pro
duced in the same way. when Pete
dropped tlio wand from his hand and be
gan thrumming on his harp. The
snakes again became quiet , and after
inducing ono of the persons present to
kick the basket to within his reach , ho
proceeded [ .to return his"1 orchestra to
their cage. In doing this ho took homo
of the serpents in his hands , but ho did
not at that time or afterward try to
handle His cornet players the little
sidewinders. During tlio concert tlio
Portuguese's eyes were fixed , ns though
set in death , upon the snakes ; but they
seemed to blaze with llro. Perspiration
ran down his swarthy fnco in streams ,
nnd while the entire entertainment did
not occupy moro than three or four min
utes , when ho had placed the cover on
the basket ho walked back to the bar as
sober , to all outward appearances , as
though the taste of intoxicants had
never been known by him.
Polo gave ono or two moio exhibi
tions in Arizona nnd then followed up
the feasts in Souora und Chihuahua ,
Mexico. His career was not long , how-
over. A.fow months later iio was giving
a concert in Las ( Jfucoa. Now Mexico ,
when a drunken leamstor shot and
killed his basso profundo. The snake
charmer sprang toward his nggrossor in
a lit of rngo , only to receive a bullet in
the breast. Ho fell back among Ills ser
pents , to bo bltlpn by them dozens of
times , and in a few minutes wasacorpso ,
This sudden termination of Silva set
tled ono matter of dispute that lie had
not extracted the fangs from Iho rattlesnake -
snake nor in any other manner de
stroyed the venom of their bites. His
art remains a mystery , and his control
of the snakes may have been simply a
matter of rapidity of movement , BO es
sential among sllght-of-hand perform *
ors. or the knowledge of an antltodo
which would counteract the olTocts of
poison. In support of the latter propo
sition is the fact that lie always placed
near at hand , when publicly handling
the snakes , a tobacco pouch of the usual
Mexican pattern , but when killed it was
found to contain an herbal powder and
not tobacco. It is not known either that
ho was over bitten by a rattlesnake ,
While the originality and ingenuity
of the idea its evident , the novelty of
recklessly handling venomous and hid-
* ,3 * , ,
cons sorpcnts cannot bo regarded as
beneficial or ns having a particularly
elevating effect upon the minds of those
witnessing suc.li performances. Never
theless a rattlesnake chorus wonld most
likely prove a great attraction in tlio
dlmo museums of the present day.
Attacked By a Kqutrrrl.
A little BOH of Charles Sunnier , not
quite two years ot ago , while out with
his mother nnd sister yesterday in close
vicinity to their homo was attacked by
a largo gray squirrel , says a Canton ,
Mass. , special to the Boston Journal.
The mother attempted to scare him
away , but , instead of running olT , the
animal climbed up her little boy's dress
to his face and bit and scratched him in
iniiny places , making the child scream
with fright and pain. The child foil to
the ground , but the squirrel still held
on , and the mother was compelled to
use considerable force to remove him
from the child , receiving herself some
severe biles. The squirrel was nftor-
Itchy Scaly Skisi
Kvcry night Iscrntclicd until the NCM
W H t-nw. Iloily cuvcrcMlvitli
flunlfl < < Illco npnts < > ! ' inortnr. An
awful Htcotnolo. Doctors iiHoloss.
Cure liniiolns * . Kntlroly uurccl by
Cured by Gutieura
I nm going to tell you of the ovtinordlnary
chnngo your ( 'tmritiiA RKMKIIIKS performed
on me. About thu litofAprll last I noticed red
pimples llku comlug out nil over my body , but
thought nothing of it until 'omotlmo Inter on
when It b > gnu to look llku spots of moitar
spotted ou , and \\hlch cnmu oil In layer ? , ac
companied with Itching , 1 would stratch every
night until 1 was raw , and then the next night
the scales , being formed meanwhile * , uero
( scratched oil again. In vain did I consult all
the doctoM in tlio country , but without aid.
Alter giving up all hopes of recovery , I hap
pened to ace nn ortlHomontln the newspaper
about your CUTiruiiv KKMIIIIIS. : nml purchased
them from my druggist , and obtained almost
Immediate relief. 1 began to nollM Iliac the
scaly eruptions graiwlly droppen oir nnd dis
appeared one by ouo , nnd Imvo been fully
cured. I had the disease thli teen months hu-
fore I began tiklng the Cimrim.v RKMHUIKI ,
and In four or llvo weeks was entirely cured.
My disease ivas eczema nnd psoriasis. I ro-
commcndcd the CirruuitRIMKI : > IV.H to nil In
my vicinity , nnd ] know of a great many who
have taken them , nud thank mo for the Krow-
ledge of them , especially mothers who IMVO
babes with scaly eruptiot M on their heads nnd
bodlej. 1 cannot express Inwordsihetlmiiksto
you for what thoCimcuux KIIMKIIIEH Imvo
been to me. My body wns covered with scales
nnd 1 wosim nwful spectacle to behold. Now
my skin is as clear na a baby's.
O EO. COTEV. Men 111 , WIs ,
Teb. 7. 1P8S. No trace ot tha disease from
which 1 sutTorcd has shonu Itself slnco my
cure. O. U.
The now illood Purifier and greatest of Humor
Remedies , Internally , and CUTICITIIA , the great
Skin Cure , and CUTICUIIA SOAP , an i\qulsito :
Skin llcautltler , externally cure i-very species
of agonizing , humllatlug. Itching , burning ,
scaly , uud plmnlo dU asis of the skin , scalp
tnd mood , with loss of hair , und all humors ,
blotches , eruptions gores , sc.lle13 , unU crusts ,
whether simple , scrofulous , or ( ontaglous ,
when physleinin Liidull other remedies full.
Sold eMrvwhere. 1'rico , CinicuiiA. fiflo , !
Poir. 2'io , : RKSOI.VEST , SI. Vicpnred by the
1'OTIEIt DlllTO AXD ClIK.MlCAI , COltl'OHATlOX ,
J-tf"Send for "How to Cure Skin Disease * , " Cl
pages , CO Illustrations , and 110 testimonials.
D | SII'liES , blackheads red , rough , chapped and
IImolly sUn prevented by CUTICUU.V Sou- .
HAN'T BREATH ,
Che t rains. Soreness , Weakness ,
Hacking Cough , Asthma Pleurisy.
and lullammatlon iui.iivrn : : IN O.M :
MINUTI : by the CUTICUKA ANTI-I'AIK
I'tAsrE.i Noth ing like itfor Weak Lunfs.
SPECIAL NOTICES ,
POP SAUE AND R NT
LOTS on 4th avo. and 10th st. very ch cap
Snaps. Jleiibou & SUephcid , 'J ' Main &t.
LOTS on llroadvvay. any where between Coun
cil ItlulTs ami Omaha , lleuaou & Shepherd ,
0 .Main st.
my own property ,
and conscqently can maico terms to suit the
purf-hnser , who is not required to deal with mo
through nn aircnt. C. U. Judd , GOD Uroadway ,
Council lllufls. _
S\TEM < HllOri. & CO. loan money. The most
Vyilberal terms otfero 1. 1UJ I'earl st.
BETTER than a saving * ban * . Huy a house
and lot of C. II. Judd on monthly payments ,
nnd by paying from ti to $ . " > more a month than
i ent In a few yenw you will own your homo
free of debt , which is bound by that tlmo to bo
vorth moro than double what you pay for It
now. C. 1) ) . Judd. ( M Uroadway. Council Rluirs.
"TT OIt SAIjE An old and well established
Jv drug store , established in 1B > 11. dish re
quired , HD'l ' ) , b.ilaiica real estate. Address A
3 , lice. Council liluirs.
fT.OR REXT Mrely furnished rooms , well
JL ? heated , airy , all conveniences. ' 4 block from
electricmotorllno. Good Voardnevt door , new
modern houses. No. 17 North Madison .st.
ARGAIN-4 lots In Riddle's sub , oulHli avo.
Grading all p\ld. SlJJosch. N. C. Phillip. ,
room 5 , Everett block.
In Turwilllpors add .T"i each. N. 0.
1OTS . room 5 , Everett block.
OTS in Van Hrnnt & Rico's add $2)0. Easy
Jterms. N. C. Thilllln , roomfi. Bverett bl6.
ARARCA1N In West IJroadway property. N. .
C. Phillips , room 5 , Everett block.
( ITS In Terry addition. Monthly payments
'N. ' 0. Phillips , room r > , Everett blocs.
ANUS for sale or exchange. N. O. Phillip
, Everett block.
_ _ _
TMPROVEI ) farms In Iowa , nnd Kansas for
JLexchanco for city property. N. 0. Phillips ,
room 5. Everett blocic.
IF you have any lots or other property that
you wish to trade torn house uud lot , call
enC , 1) ) . Judd. ( XU Hioadway.
TTIOR SAIiE On easy terms , choice residence
X1 lot , Uiaham are. , on motor line ,
Tor Sale 80 aero fruit and vegetable faim I'l
miles east ot Chautaticma grounds. A gieat
bargain. Kauy terms. Only f-T per aero.
I'or sale , or will trade for Omaha or Council
Hlulls pioperty , 1HI acres Improved land ; a line
corn and Htock farm 1 mile from station. Jm-
incdlato possession givnn ,
Tor Sale 57 acies good fruit nnd farm land ,
well watered , \i \ inllo north ot Chuutauqua
For Sale -9 acres choice grove lands on Grand
avenue. Only $ .1 ) per acre.
I'or Sale ISO acres , good house , barn and out
buildings , 1.0.0 fruit tiees.founnllcsfcompost-
olllco , only $111 per acre , easy terms ; nlao ! 1J
acres adjoining , well improved , at } .VJ an aero ,
ono-lhlrd cash , balance on terms to suit.
I'or Kulo-l.ot . blade H. llunscom Place ,
Omaha , on 10years' tlmo ntTper cent.
W. t' . Ktacv Room i. Opera lllock.
I HAVE two elegant hotisoion Oth nvo , , ouo
blocic from motor. J.argo lots. Houses nuw ,
Rand 11 rooms each ; modern improvement ) .
I'or sale on payments to suit purchase . Thcsj
are line bargains splendidly located and chcup-
6tt properly In Council Illuir. ) . J. U. Judd , ( AK1
> TINE houses on Lincoln nve,8 room , mod-
Ocrn Improvement * , all new , - lots MJxI'jO each
and tlio ether TUxl.V ) . This property is tliioly
located In the natural paric portion of Conncll
lllutrs , 'J blocks from Omaha und Council Illutra
motor. C. 11. Judd , CJO Uroadway.
LIFE INSURANCE nt actual cost. Address
A. 12. Dauyhoity , Canning it. , Council
BARGAINS In all partu of the city. N. 0.
Phillips , room C , Everett block.
2-story fl-room houses on North 7th st.
X 3 blocks from postollice. city water , only
fJ.lOO each. Terms to suit. C. U. Judd. WO
I HAVE houses nnd lots In all parts of Coun
cil Illuils , from tM ) to HO ) j. that lean Bell on
monthly payment J , or any tetnu to suit pur-
chasnrd. This Is of particular advantage to
Omaha merchants , clerks , mechanics , or people
who desire a home near the imsmess center of
Omaha without bulng compelled to pay cxorbl
tantprlcus. C. 11. Judd , O'w Uroadway , Council
' VOU buy n housa and lot of U. C. Judd and
afterward ) conclude to movu \\nyor In uny
other way not being desirous of keeping the
property , I will sell It for you free of charge
and property unsold I win rent same without
cost to owner.
given on all property
gold by U. 1J. JudU wheu th ro is a fair
payment down. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
In Central 8tiu cheap. Easy terms. N ,
LOIS . ' , room 5 , liverott block.
Coal I Coal !
A. T. THATCHER , II. A. COX ,
Chicago , Ills. Western Sales Agent.
OFFICE : 114 Wlnln Street , Brown Building. Telephone 4O.
Wo will sell to consumers direct , SKLliCTED ANTHRACITK COAL at the
following reduced prices :
GRATE AND EGG $8,25
RANGE AND NUT 8.5O
And the beat grades of Soft Coal. Wvoming Lump Sfl.fiO , Walnut Hloclc
63.10 , Jackson $ f > , Cedar Sa.'Jo , Cnnncl $0.60 , Iowa Nut S'2.60 , Gas House Coke ll'o
per bushel , or $7.00 per ton.
T12UMS Cnsh with order. All coal fresh mined , well screened and promptly
The coal dealers of Council Hindu would most respectfully pay in explanation
of the reduction in price of coiil made by A. T. Tlmtchor , of this city , that Mr.
Thatcher has heretofore claimed to soil coal by wholesale only , and that many of
us Have purchased coal from him nt the market prices , and would still continue
to do so , if wo could got a good article of ooal that wonld please our trade , but
with coal bought from Mr. Thatcher we have had a uroiit deal of trouble and
complaint , and those of us who have handled his coal have been
rom him or lose our customers.
To resent this and coerce the dealers into buying nn inferior nrllclo ot coal
Mr. Thatcher has come into the retail trade , and ja now offering his coal nt a loss
price delivered to consumers than ho charged ns for it at his yards , and also at
lower prices than wo could purchase Morolmntilu Coal elsewhere.
Wo are prepared to furnish a fcttitoincnt fully verified as to the correctness o/
the above explanation :
Snnpp it Knotts , K. E. May no ,
D. E. GliMisnn , Wm. Welch
Carbon Coal Co. , .7. 10. Meyers.
N. W. Williams , " 13. Marklo ,
Council Bluffs Lumber Co./T. L. Smith , '
Sackctt & Preston , L. M. Shubort ,
TWIN CITY STEAM DYE WORKS.
The Deat Kqnlpped rstr.bltslimeiit In the West. Does Dyelm ? and Clt-anlng ot liniments nnd
( Joods of tvery description and nviterlnl. Dry ClennliiK ot Hue ( inrnicuts a Specialty.
Out of town orders by mall or express , will receive prompt attention.
Works on Motor Line , Corner 26th St , & , Ave , A , Council Bluffs
OMAHA OFFICE , 1521 FARNAM STREET.
DON'T BUY SHOES IN COUNCIL BLUFFS
Vntll you have visited NX ) Main stieet , the oldest and hoavloit st ickecl establish
ment in the city , whuio Roods are bought dliect fiom nuntifiictiirera ami Riven
away to customers without middlemen M prollts. Kvory class of footwear from the
worklnuman's heavy boot to the llnost Imiy's shoo la cheaper now than over batons
nt the factories , and establishments that buy direct and In Jaw quantities cmi
Klvo the customer n margin that will iio an extra Inducement , added to tie ! host
coodssold and warranted i > y reliable mm. We do this. Hall nnd ho convln-ed.
S. A. PIERCE , 1OO Main st. , Council Bluffs.
. * -ir-ci r * ' > ' ' ' . , * '
; : - irjr"tE 'JFi'J
. . . . . .
P = * i = " ---r-ii'i ' ,1Tr i . i - - -J r a x y .rJ .a.gft
1'Ms li at our yards appeared Deforo the llro , which loft iw "fdlghtly dlsflgnrvd but still In th
ring , " \\lthplcnty of nice fresh coal on track. Lime , Cement , Plaster undStuxo. K > 'J llroad ayt
| jiOR SALE or Rent Onrdon laud with hous
J ? by J. R. Rice. Itr ! Main St. . Council llluirs.
_ _ _ _ . _
VENUE A lots , cornsr * . great bargains.
Uenson AT Shepherd. UMainst.
LOT on 1th avenue1. Van llrunt & Rico's sitD. ,
cheap. Demon & Shepherd. U Main ht.
\J17ANTED A uent young girl to help In geu-
T > oral house woik. Mrs Jacob Sims , U1C
BEST corner on Hroidway. opposite uoxver
house' Uenson & Snepheid U Main st.
I OTS on ( lien avo. , jjemttuo snaps. Uenson A ;
I Shepnerd , 'J Main bt.
rooms for rent at UT 1'ourtli .
FOR PA IjE At a bargain : Ono double saw
and &llcnr : ono veneer mahlno with gc
complete , all now , hiiltablu for basket lactory.
Inqulin al Snydef'a Com. House , X" 1'cail bt. ,
"T710H RENT A four-room house hi good con-
-l ? dltlon , centrally locatoil , cheap. Inquire ! ; . ' ?
LOTS on Manawa motor line , corners. 10
cash , Imlimuj 111 par mouth. Jlouso &
Sheplu-nl. 'JMaln st. _
EEATi KSTATE lloiiBlit enl siM anil ox-
changed. Spoclal attention given to exam
ination of titles. W. C. James. No. 10 l'eai'1 t. *
FOR SAM ! Aero lots In Orchard place. This
propel ty Is located In the Rice nursery ,
pnutnof the main part of tlin city. 1'i miles
from court house , Oeo. Metealfvli ) I'earl st. _
H OUSKS nmf lotiTsio ) cash , " ; Jj "cash , jo"
cash , balance easy , lleuson A ; Shepherd
T710R SAM3 On easy terms , some of the best
JL' avraiiL'od modern houses ( new ) In Council
lllulls. All modern I mprovi < mentH , , .
located. Call on S.I 1. 1 axon , Jlertlam bloj-lt.
WM. SIBDBNTOl'K , Heal Estate. Special
attention given to examination and cor
rection of title to lands and lots iu city and
county. No. H. North .Main st. _
I OTS In Millllii'H sub. 110 cash , balance 310 per
_ Jmonth. llonson A : Shepherd , ' .I Main st.
FOR SAIE 1-0 aero farm In Jasper county ,
lown , located near coal minus that are in
opeiatlon. There la a live foot vein of coal
under the farm , ( ieo. .Motcalf , No. 10 I'earl st ,
locations 01 : Main and Uroadway
BUSINESS bargains. Ueo. Mctcalfo. . iu
W ANTE ! ) -Stock of furniture , groceries or
hardnnro In exchange for laud and city
property. Will pay some cn&h. Address \v.
W. Houston , UDJ Uroadway. _
ITlORSAliK improved and unimproved prop
J erty in every pirt ot the city. Rarj ojmor
tunlllBSfor Investors who souk spocniauons :
Kpleudld opportunities for thoie wh closlro
homes , ( ieo. Metcalf , No. 10 1'oarl st. _
BALK Ml feet lake frontage located be
FOR ( ' II , boat house arid Manawa bench
Alfo a number of choice lots in Regatta place
Oco. Motcalf. No. It ) I'earl Ht. _
Of Council HlulTri and Omaha , nnd surroti ndim ;
country \\lll nnd it to their advantage tu dual
with mo u hen they want any kind of
Two months ago I < lt tormlnod to close out my
Htock and quit business , but thu stock was tou
largo lo bo disposed of , and I will continue the
ImnlncFS with moro goodH than ever , livery-
thing in tlrntclasn und made up In latest stylo.
Mall orders receive promnt ntttntlon.
MRS. C.L.GILLETTE ,
No. ill ) Alum St. , Council
Uiiua. Urncen , W. II. Jl. 1'usny
OFFICER & PUSEY , ! .
Corner Main nnd Ilroanway.
COUNCIL IlhUJWH , UMVA.
Dealers In foreign nnd domestto exchange
Collections niuUu aim lute-rest paid on tiwa de
posits. _ _
J. M. PALMER
- HAS TIIE CIOIiST ! : LOT OF -
SUBURBAN & INTERIOR PROPERTY
In tne city. Ollt cdgod opportunities to Imme
diate Investor * urnl Homo scukcia.
THE RED CROSS STOVES ,
It Is conceded to b- the best made n > d most
ndmlrod stove on the American continent , it N
constructed on the most approved Hcientlllo
pilnclples , to develop the greatest dcgruu ol
hciit with the least nm juiit of coal. It Is the
only stove In which the sjf-t < 'm of clruiilatlnu
lltiesis perfe t taking the cold air from the
tloor and Ill-mini : lu Every Htovo is convertible
into a double heater to warm thu rooms above ,
with nodllllciiltyoroxi > jnM > , Another point
their favor , Is the tact that they aio tliu.iper
than any other first class ttovn on the inaiket.
I'or sale in Council lllulls only by
SIIUOART As CO. lIMnlnHtrcor.
Electric Trusses , Bells , Chest Pro
tectors , Etc ,
1) . J , l.UMU.MlbO.V , ,
I'ri-s , Vice PreJ.
Cius. R , HANNAN , Cashier.
C' ' UT\TI ?
a MA Hi
OF cou.vcir , ni.um.
Paid up Capital . $ IDOOOO.OO
Surplus . . 3Q.OOO.OO
Liability to Depositors 330 , 000. OO
DIIIKCTOIIR-I. A. Miller , I' . O. Oleason. E. L ,
Bhugart , K. E. Hurt , J I ) . EdundHou , Uina. R.
llunmtn , 'iruiuuct general bun. Ing huKlncu
l.uricvat capital and nurplu * of any bank in
riortuw * tur _ Iowa , lutf rest on tlmo dtpcil t *