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6 THE OMAHA DAILY BEI TUESDAY , OCTOBER 29 , 1889.
THE OMAHA BEE.
OFP1C13. NO. 11 ! STIIIJET.
Delivered by carrier In nny part of the City at
Twenty Cents per Week.
J1.W.T1LTO.V . , . MANAOEK
ncsINFRAUFMCE NO. 42.
N. y. p. Co.
Council Bluffs Lumber Co. , coal.
Boston store , the lenders In dry Roods.
Carbon Coal Co. Wholc nlo. retail , 10 Pearl.
Two drunks wcro cliichod In pollco court
Another case of diphtheria was reported
yesterday at No. 1105 Avenue E.
A mnrrlngo license wn lusucd yesterday
to Frank Purcell nnd Mary Lustilc , both of
A number of local democrats went out to
Ilurel Doll township last evening to attend
n rally of thountorrifled. .
John Trout man , proprietor of the Atlantic
bouso , on South Main strcnt , bns moved his
hostelry to tlio St. Joe houso. a fcxv blocks
Moro room It called for at the Clnrk
chool , In the northeastern part of tbo city ,
us tlio present quarters nro crowded to over
Ilomcmbcr that the Rev. Dr. Duryea , a
mnn of national reputation ns nn orator , will
epcnlc at the Uromlway M. E. cburcli to-
nfgbt. No clmruo for admission. All nro
The Metropolitan hotel , on Lower Urond-
wnv between Eighth nnd Ninth street * , has
dgnlii changed hands , Mr. K. S. Klchardson
having disposed of his Interest to Mr. A. P.
Langmado , who will take possession on the
20th of November.
A youthful couple , nged seventeen nnd
llftccu yours , applied to the county cleric
yesterday for u permit to wed , but the ncc-
csoary nllliltivlts ol parents or guardians
wore not forthcoming , nnd the matrimo
nially luclmed Juveniles were compelled to
depart cinptv handed.
Shunff Uwyer , of Henry county , arrived
in the city jestordny morning to tnko u look
at James Apnuw , a 1C. C. brnkc iau. who
was in-rested Sunday on suspicion of being
tbo Hum wanted at Mt. Pleasant for seduc
tion. Ho Identlllcd Agnew us the man
wanted , and stinted back with him for Mt.
Pleasant on the next train.
Officer Scott's enmity towards Conductor
Drctz , of the motor line , Is explained by the
latter , who states that ho refused to allow
Bcott to ride without paying Ins faro , ex
cept when in uniform. On the nlcbt of the
triipcdy Scott boarded the train , but jumped
off when bo saw what conductor was run
ning the train.
A new sixty-six foot turntable Is bulng
constructed at the 1C. C. round house. The
old ono , which wns llfly feat long , was not
lonvcnougii to turn the larger engines be
longing to the coumnny , sumo of the now
passenger engines having to bo uncoupled ,
BO us to turn the engine and tliu tenders
separately. Iho new turntable will turn
tlio largest mogul freight engines on the
A Rood Monday night audlcnco gathered
nt the Uroadway M. E. church last night to
listen to the Rev. C. N. Dorson , of Omaha.
on tbo question of the suppression of the
liquor traftlc. Mr. Dorson Is an eloquent
pcakcr. Ili.s address was full of statistics ,
humor nnd pathos. Twenty-llvo new names
wcro added to the list of these who propose
to stand together m enforcing the pro
Dr. E. I. AVoodbury Is making arrange
ments to erect a row of flats on his vacant
lots nt the corner of First avenue and
Seventh street. Ibis is very valunblo resi
dence property , nnd the new buildings will
bo very handsome and nicely finished. It Is
now too late to complete them this fall , and
work will accordingly bo commenced early
In the spring. Tbo erection of these Hats will
bo tbo direct outcome of the successful issue
of the hotel scheme , and demonstrates very
clearly how ono improvement forces another.
The Pullman restaurant , 534 Bhjadwuy.
Dwelling for sale on easy payments. Also
building lots nt lowest market prices. Call
and exutnino our list. B. H. Sheafo & Co.
Blxby has removed to Merriam blocit.
Always on Tlm-\
If you wish to purchase a good and reliable
watch 25 per cent less than club rates , and
on easy terms , then call at once and maka
your own selection at C. B. Jacqucmln &
Co. , 27 Main street.
Scott Charged AVlth Murder.
Prosecuting Attorney Organ yesterday
filed nn Information in the city criminal
court , charging OOlcor C. W. Scott with the
murder of Mrs. Ladd , alias Lottie Lclnnd.
The degree is not stated , tha charge being
simple murder. The prosecuting attorney
states that the preliminary examination will
bo held to-morrow , provided the motions in
the district court sot for n hearing to-cljiy
nro disposed of. The defendant's ' attorney
Is Colonel D. B. Dulloy , who will bo nblo to
attend to the cnso ns soon as the Brooks
case is finally passed upon.
Ledgers nnd Journals , special ruled , extra
first class paper nnd well bound , by More-
house & Co. , Pearl St. , Council Bluffs.
Let Rasmussen beautify your house in beat
tylo und cheap. ' 1'J North Main.
Swanson Muslo Co. , U33 Broadway ,
- ' o
Sheet music lOc , 5I1S Broadway.
1'rrpnrlnc For tliu Hotel FoumlnUnn.
I The first tnovo toward vacating the now
hotel ulto of the buildings now located upon
it wns tnado yesterday , when Dr. Woodburj
gave the tenants of all I bo buildings twenty-
four hours' notice to llnd other quarters , u :
the work of removing the buildings was tc
begin at onco. Ho made preparations tc
move bla own ofllco , and bought the Ueorgc
F. Wright property , adjoining his , a ! i2-fool
front on Pearl street , paying therefor J-I.4UO ,
.nnd will remove his ofllco there ns soon m
* ho present occupants vacate it. It will be
but u few days until work on the foundation
of the now hotel will bo in full blast.
fr O. B. P. Co. , Stophnn & Harmer , 83 Pearl
I C. B. steam dye works , 1013 Broadway.
E. H. Sheafo & Go. gtvo special attcnt ante
to the collection of routs and care of proporiy
m the city nnd vicinity. Charges moderate.
OOlco Broadway und Main streets.
Mcschcndorf's popular meat market , finest
In the Twiu Cities. 333 Broadway.
New Ogden , largest nnd bust hotel in
western Iowa. Special attention to commer
City Council I'rooeoilmijB.
The city council consumed half nn hour
last evening in partially reading uj > the mm-
utcs of previous meotlngs.-datlng back as far
ns tbo middle of September. The rouialudoi
was dispensed with and Alderman Everett
moved that the ordinance known us the
Mvnstor Springs street rrtllrouO charter be
taken up and passed to Its third reading ,
After a spirited debate in which interested
parties took part the oidlnauco was laic
Alderman Everett moved that the finance
committee bo empowered to contract will
ono of the city papers for the publi
cation of the offlcmi proceedings and tti <
Items of all bills allowed by the council
the contract to continue for three mouths
In defense of his motion , Mr , Everett made t
Strong speech thut elicited the auplauia ol
the audience aud brought Alderman Woavoi
to his feet In an excited manner to rcsenl
what ho understood to bo an insinuationttmi
the council hod squandered money in the
l > a t. .The motion prevailed , and the duly o :
unking the contract was i of erred to tin
J , J. Shoa , representing various Fitch ave-
uuo property owners , objected to the council
granting any rights to tbo electric motoi
company ou that thoroughfare , pending the
decision of the umttor in court , and to lol
them alouo in their light will
the motor company , On motion th (
action of the council at the lait
mooting wns rescinded by correcting
the rcconld to show that no nctlon wns taken
Ino \ matter. The motion wns lost mid a
simple resolution to tnko nWftV any rights the
council hnd granted the motor company on
the nvcnno was pained.
V. M. Hunter , from the board of educa
tion , aekcd tor bolter soxvcrago for the Wain-
Ington uvenuo school. To nlTord the relief
dcslrcJ , ihotlty clerk was instructed to nd-
vcrtlso for bids for the construction of a
sewer down Washington nvcnuo from North
Mnln to Klfihth , tind south on Eighth to Av-
cnuo A , nnd thcnco to Unionnvenuo , the bids
to bo received until uoxt Monday night.
Estimates of sewer work done by Contractor -
tractor Miller nnd grading and puvlnp esti
mates of other contractors wcro read und
Several grading , curbing and sidewalk
resolutions wcro adopted and the clerk In
structed to advertise for hid * .
A six-foot plank sidewalk was ordered on
the north side of Broadwav from Sixteenth
Mrcot west to the bridge. Alderman Weaver
protested earnestly against tlio order , de
claring that It was nn unnecessary burden to
put UDOII the property owners ; that with the
grading nnd tilling necessary It would make
the walk cost 00 cents per foot.
The council , upon request of tbo now elec
tric light company , agreed to K ° out this af
ternoon nnd evening and locate the are lights
ordered at street Intersections. 1 ho work of
locating tlio new lights will bo commenced In
the Fourth ward.
Mrs. Uuy asked to hnvo the city scales re
moved from the Junction of Main nnd 1'oarl.
Referred to the committee on streets and
Altlcrtnnn Everett moved to advertise for
bids for nillng Avenue A , replacing the dirt
taken out by the motor company. The mo
tion prevailed nnd the bids will bo received
until next Monday night.
The bldo for eonstrucing sewers nnd catch-
buslns on Gruco street from Plorco to Broadway -
way wuro rejected nnd the cleric ordered to
ndx'crtiso for bids to bo received until next
Alderman Everett offered a resolution
ordering the property owners on avanuos
First to Seventh , from Eleventh to Four
teenth streets , to Improve1 their property by
brlnelng the streets named to graun. This
was a part of the territory covered by the
mayor's famous veto. The motion was lost.
The city marshal was ordered to notify
the Northwestern railroad to remove their
spur tr.iclc on Eleventh strcot from Second
to Fourth avenues within ten days.
Avenue B from Eleventh to Sixteenth
streets. Eleventh street from avenue A to 13 ,
Twelfth street from avenue A to 15 , Four
teenth street from avenue A to B , and Fif
teenth strcot from avenue A to 13 , wcro
ordered to grade within thirty days.
A few maps of Cass , Guthcric , Adulr ,
Harrison , Shelby nnd Pottawuttumlo counties
for sale by C. U. Allen , civil cuclncor , room
23S Mcrrinm block.
Three dollar cabinets only S1.73 , Schmidt's ,
Naturalizing a Citizen.
Judge Macey yesterday naturalized n gen
tleman of English birth , who has been a
resident of the city for the past flvoyears ,
and has held u prominent place in business
circles. The examination Judge Mncey
subjected the candidate for Amoricun citi
zenship to was so searching undcxtmustlvo ; ,
and so unlike the formula ordinurliy gone
through with by the party Dosses when a
foreigner is naturalized after a six months'
residence , that it attracted a great dc.xl ot
attention. The political sponsor for the
youug man was a well known citizen who
lias lived in Council Bluffs for thirty-threo
"Do you know this inanj"
"I do. "
' How long have you been personally and
mtlmutclv acquainted with hinii"
'Fivo years. "
' How do you fix the tlmo in your mind ! "
" 1 recollect telling him It , would be 18S9 before -
fore ho could vote. "
"What year was IU"
' 18S8. " ,
"Do you know him to be of good moral
character ! "
"I do. "
"How do you know itl"
O "J3y Intimate and daily association with
"Do you know him to bo m sympathy with
our institutions ! "
"What means have you had of knowing
'Conversing ' with him and hearing him
contrast our republican government with
"Has ho ever been convicted of a felony ! "
"Has lie ever been arrested for a crime ! "
"Do you know him to be Industrious , self-
supporting and law-abiding ! "
"I do. "
Theright of citizenship was then conferred.
There was not a question asked that should
not bo asKcd of every applicant for such
honors nnd pi IvlIeRes. and the opinion was
generally expressed that if all judges would
dischnrco their duties In this respect ns
thoroughly ns Judge Macoy there would bo
fewer fraudulent votes on election -Jay.
Money loaned at L. LJ. Craft's Jfc Co.'s
loan olllco on furniture , pianos.-horses ,
wagons , personal property of all kinds ,
ami all other articles of value , without
removal. All business strictly confi
Western Lumber ana Supply Co. , 18th and
14th streets and 2d and 3.1 avenues , carry the
largest stock of lumber , piling polctlesllme ,
cement and building material In the west.
E. W. Raymond , manager.
Is It Alive ?
"lam Just ns anxious about that as any
body else , and although I am ono of the
commlttco I can't toll you much about it , "
was the answer of a prominent citizen yes
terday when asked regarding.tho present
status of the uulon depot schomo.
"It's llttlo bi too " ho
a strange , , con
tinued , "for the ground is purchased and
has been for some time , yet the mutter seems
to be ut a standstill. Tbo first thing wo
know the golden opportunity will slip by ,
nnd then It will bo good-Dye nnion depot.
The matter now rests in the hands of
Goorco F. Wrlgut , f.ttorney for nil the
roads , and ho has been promising
for n long time to attend to the matter just
as soon as ho could got the managers of the
roads together. The managers have met In
Chicago several times lately to attend to
trufllo business , but the matter bus not boon
brought before them. In this way much val
uable tlmo Is bolng lost , and some of the
roads , ns well as the people , are getting im
patient. The Uurlington especially is getting
tired of waiting , und they won't stand this
dilly-dallying much longer. If something
definite in regard to putting up the union
depot isn't done before long , they will go to
woric und put up a local depot , and then the
fat will ull bo in the lire , for the other roads
will do likewise , and then the union depot
ground can bo used as a site tor a monument
to blasted Hopes. "
"You'ro far the ' ' is
right , so ns 'Q' con
cerned , " interrupted an ofllcl < il of that com
pany who was presunt. "Our folks uro gut
ting quite Impatient. You 'BCD they made
arrangements tbrco years ace to put up a
line local depot. They had plans drawn sim
ilar to these of the depot at Galcsburg , nnd
Intended to go right ahead and build It. The
plans wcro tout on bore , but just as they
wcro about to commence work this union
depot schema was sprung and they wcro In
duced to hold oft to see if all the roads
would not go into it , thus doing away
with , any necessity for local depots.
They waited , and have boon waiting over
binco. It was finally stated that if a silo
was secured the depot would bo built by a
stock company , the various roads subscrib
ing the necessary stock. Tlmt slto Is secured -
cured , but the stock company und tbo now
building have failed to muUo connections.
The matter Rooms ta bo at a stand still , and
ihatU what make * our folks uneasy , "
"iheyuronot any moro uneasy than I
am , " resumed the llrst speaker. ' 'My money
was subscribed nnd paid over to the com
mittee more than u year ago , und It strikes
mo that it is about time to see something
move , I received u letter from Mr. Perkins
a few days ago , and ho said that the 'Q'
wanted eitbor u "union depot or u now ono of
their own. and wanted It right awuy. too. It
begins to look a llttlo bit uncertain. The
Uulou Paollle , of course , wants to bang on
to tlio irauftfur , which is a fat enough thing
for thorn , uud now the Northwestern has
gene over to their side oy reason of the
recent agreement between them. Wo can't
depend upon either of them to help ui out.
Now than , Mr. Wright Is nttorncy for all
of these roads , some of which want the
union depot , and some of which do not.
Whnt I can't understand i how ho Is going
to rcconcilo these clashing Interests. I
know that some of tbo roads are not exactly
satisfied , In fact , tro frtr from It , thinking
that the interests of the others nro receiving
moro attention than their own , mid It Is ru
mored that there will bo a clmngo before
long. I will toll you ono thing , nnd that is
that I am gome to know why this matter
Isn't going along as It ought to. If the
scheme la dcod , tmt any possible hope of
successful resurrection , 1 want to know It nt
once that the agony may bo over , and it It Is
to co ahead I want to see It move , "
Desirable dwellings for rent nt mouorato
prices. E. II. Shoafo ft Co. . re n tut ngonts ,
Brondwuy and Main streets , up stairs.
"Tho Famous" cash bargain house , 200 ll'y
Flno dressed chickens. G. Mottaz , Tel. 173.
Motion * Tn-lJny In tlio District Goitrr.
There was very llttlo business transacted
In the district court yesterday. The petit
Jury for the term has been finally discharged ,
with the exception of the jury In the Omcg
rnpo case , which will report Thursday mornIng -
Ing to listen to the remaining ovldcnco to bo
submitted by the defense. To-day will be
occupied In hearing motions for now trials In
the cases of Stnto vs BrooKs , murder ; State
vs Mclntosh , obtaining money under fnlso
pretenses , and State vs Fourhnukon , receiv
ing stolen property. These cases liuvo all
been tried this term , nnd. the defendants
found guilty. It Is expected thut all will bo
disposed of to-day.
Sentence dav is set for Thursday , and un
less a now trial Is granted In the Brooks
case that young man will bo booked for the
penitentiary to await the decision of the
higher court , ns it is stated that thocaeo will
bo taken up hi case u now trial Is refused ,
A counter afllduvit wes filed yesterday in
resistance to the motion for n now trial. As
stated n few days ngo , the defense filed nn
nfllOtwIt of George T. Millar , alleging that
George Bodurthn , ono of the jurors in the
case , had expressed un unqualified opinion
nf tor ho had been passed for eauso nnd be
fore the jury was sworn. County Attorney
Organ filed Mr. Bodurlhu's nflldavit , deny
ing the allegations of the Miller nflldavlt ,
aun stating thnt ho had fully obeyed the in
structions of the court In regard to talking
about the case , hearing anyone else discuss
it or reading the newspapers during the pro
gress of the trial.
Stcnm nnd hot water heating , flrst-clnss
plumbing. Work done in both cities. John
Gilbert , cor. Pearl st. and Willow avo.
Finest market m city J.M. Soinlan's.
J. G. Tlpton , real estate , 52" Uroadway.
Get Fountain Gc cigar , next to Eiscman's.
Miss Loii T. Neal returned yesterday
morning from Fremont , Nob. , where she
spent bunday visiting frlonds.
Alderman E. T. Waterman is able to bo
out again , after being confined to his homo
for ton days.
Colonel John H. Kcatloy writes from
Alaska that ho will bo homo about Christ
mas. His resignation of the United States
district jutlgoship of Alaska has been ac
cepted , to take place November 1.
Prot. A. Glenn has taken tuo road &s ad
vance agent for the Heine family.
For Kent Ono soven-room house on
Fourth'nvenuo ; ono eight-room house on
Second avenue * , and ono eight-room house on
Tenth street ; all fitted up with nil modem
conveniences. W. W. Bilge , Pearl street.
The Irlfch nn Unuaiinlly Lie ncLi veil
The Irish report for 1888 records the
deaths of 16,011 persons nted ; upward of
seventy-five years ; the 208 reputed cen
tenarians wcro therefore equal to 12.5
pur 1,000 of these wlio died above the
ape of seventy-five years , says the Lon
don Lancet. If wo measure the sixty
reputed centenarians in England and
Wales in 1887 in the saino manner , wo
line that tnoy were equal to 1.1. per
1,000 of the recorded deaths of .persons
aged upwards of seventy-live years. Wo
are faced , therefore with two alterna
tives cither wo must believe that
of porsoiis aged upward of
seventy-live years , more than twelve
times as many attain the
ago of 100 years in Ireland as in Eng
land , or wo must decline to accept us
trustworthy the statement of the regis
trar general of Ireland that 208 un
doubted centenarians died in that
country during the past year.
Indeed , further ground for doubting
the accuracy ot the registrar general's
report as to Irish conlenarianisni is af
forded by the * fact that the death rate
in Ireland amontr persons aged upward
of sixty-live years ( stated by Dr. Grim-
show to have been 07 per 1,000 in 1888) )
basin recent years somewhat exceeded
that which has prova'led ' in England
and Wales. If the moan dentil rate
among persons aged upward of sixty-
ilvo is higher in Ireland than in Eng
land , there is the best grounds for dis
believing that the proportion of sur
vivors to the ago of 100 years is larger
in Ireland than in England.
The Opolt hotel , as now conducted , is
no surpassed by any hotel in the city
ns a convenient , comfortable place for
transient gliosts. Steam heat-through
out. Table equal to the best two dollars
lars per day.
J. Q. HAMILTON , Proprietor.
Mrs. Burnett's Talisman.
Every ono has , I expect , heard of
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's
enormously successful book and play entitled -
titled "Little Lord Fauutloroy , " there
fore an anecdote about the clover Amer
ican-married , though English born ,
authoress may bo of interest , says a
writer in Bow Bolls. Homo years a'go a
daughter of Harriet Beouher StoWo
gave Mrs. Burnett a thin gold ring sot
with a single/ moonstone ( moonstones
are accounted as "lucky" stones ) , and
shortly after she made her first success
in the field of literature , where she had
formerly labored in vain. She laugh
ingly attributed her success to the
moonstone , and since then the rlnpr has
never loft her finger , and she declares
it never will.
Manv authoresses arid actresses wear
Homo things about their persons from
which they never part. Ellen Terry
always has about her a lucky stone ,
given by no less.nn important donor
than the Prince of Wales , and a load-
incr lady novelist of my acquaintance )
carries a little piece of gray fur about
with her , given to her when a child.
The Denver State lottery company
wants agents. Tickets 60 cents. Address -
dross A. C. Ross & Co. , Denver , Colo.
Work on ilio Con to HOIK ! .
Railroad building in Africa seems to
be booming. According to latest ad
vices the Portuguese have surveyed the
line of a route connecting Luko'Nyassa
with the sea. Work on the Congo rail
road has begun in earnest. On the 25th
of this month a Btoamor sailed from
Antwerp bound for the ( Jongo , and
loaded with 1,000 tons of rails forth
Red Cross cough drops boats them ull.
6 cents par box , sold everywhere.
Imily Ylntnrin on ( ho Stump ,
Lady Victoria Campbell , a daughter
of the fluke of Argyll , is addressing
meetings of young women during her
annual visitation of the Western Islands
of Scotland , and is everywhere received
\\itli uiuoh enthusiasm.
ICocp some of Cook' * extra dry Imperial
champagne In your ice chest ; it's splendid
for compauy ,
A FAMOUS LOND'JN LAWYER ,
A Skotoh of His Methods and Ohnr-
HOW HE HAS WON HIS CASES.
A Collection or Alinoilotos of the Ijlfo
ol tlio Noted Gcor o Ijcwls , the
DlstlngulshoU Member of
tlio English IJur.
In a rctont Issue of Frank Leslie's
Newspaper Dlnkoly Hall writes of Goo.
Lewis , the noted London solicitor :
Of all the liRlits of- the law in Eng
land , George Lewis shines as the most
brilliant. Ills name is known in every
circle , rich and poor alike. The news
papers arc mil of him. Ho Is described
in books , caricatured on the stage , and
will bo famous in history aa the com
plete master of his craft. I well recol
lect the shout of recognition in the
audience when the lawyer in "Pa
tience" made hid appearance in a makeUp -
Up which was an exact , representation
of Lewis' figure and physiognomy.
Lewis himself was in tv conspicuous
place in the stalls.and although entirely
unprepared for the appearance of his
double , ho did not display tlio slightest
surprise or emotion , but continued to
lee ) ; at the plav with polite and Intelli
gent interest. Ho is a "solicitor , " not
a "barrister.1't The legal profession in
England is divided into tho&o tuo
branches , each having distinct func
tions. It is the duty of the solicitors to
instruct the barrister or "counsel"
and the latter pleads the case in open
court. Tlio solicitor docs not himself
appear In court , except in minor trials ,
whore the olonucncoof counsel Is neces
sary , or when there is not enough ,
monc.v for two men. George Lewis gen
erally in fact , always in important
cnsos cmplojs Sir- Charles Itussoll ,
and the combination of those two
leviathans is a hideous and appalling
one to their luckless opponents. They
work magnificently together , and the
Jiumbor of their victories compared
withthoir defeats is about proportionate
with Hanover's winning and losing
races in his three-year-old career. I re
member only ono cnso in which they
wore bndly worsted the case of Bolt ,
the real or pretended sculptor , in which
the plaintiff got $ 2o,000 damages. Per
haps it is safer to say that ho was
"awarded" $25.000. lie never got a
However , the legitimate exorcise of
his profession as a solicitor is not one
tithe of Lewis's various and multiform
occupations. Ilia ofllco in Ely place ,
llolborn , is crowded during all the
working hours of 'the ' day with clients
of every degree , the highest aristoc
racy , distressed tradesmen , rich Jews ,
bankrupts , editors' ' of society news
papers wishing to keep on the safe side
of the libel iaw , actors and actresses
with doubtful cop tracts , husbands and
wives with "strained relations , " in fact ,
people of every condition of life. It is
safe to say that not one-tenth part of
the troubles disclosed in that silent and
discreet ofllco are ever brought to the
notice of the public. It is , in fact , his
great boast that for ono case Lewis
argues in court he settles twenty out of
it. He is the great favorite and confi
dant of the aristocracy , and every scion
of nobility who has got into trouble for
some "amiable indiscretion" comes to
Lewis for extrication. There is not a
scandal in any of the great families in
England which is not laid bare to him ,
and the skeletons in every aris-
rocratic cupboard in Great Britain
tattle audibly within the cognizance of
this astute and clever man. Jle is , in
fact , not only a skilled legal adviser ,
but a man ot the world , whoso advice is
sound , crafty , and invaluable. It is
said mind , I do not vouch for this
story ; it is only related as an instance
of one of his multifarious methods of do
ing business that a large financial op
erator , whoso methods had at last pro
voked legal investigation , went to
George Lewis for advice and laid before -
fore , him his entire situation.
"You must have a good bit of money ? "
"Very well , then. Give mo a check
for 4,000. Perhaps I might help
The chock was given.
"Do you keep books ? " asked Lewis.
"Well , they are the only material
evidence against you. It's a pity you
books. . ' '
Curiously enough there were no bonks
forthcoming at the trial. The speculator
later escaped. The intimation was
cheap at $510,000.
The ends of justice may not always bo
served by euch methods , anditisstil
more open to doubt whether it is no-
contrary to principle , that wealthy delinquents
linquonts should escape punishment
and exposure by delicate manipulation
on the part of their legal advisor. But
in the first place , there was no evidence
to prove that any thing contrary to local
etiquette had over boon done by the
gentleman in question , and in the second
end , possibly the public ought to bo
grateful to bo spared the open exposure
of a small percentage of unsavory scan
dals. There are quite enough as it is.
It is impossible to obtlmato the
amount of Lewis' yearly income
probably it makes an average of about
8200,000. It varies much on account of
the enormous "fancy fees" which are
paid for his services occasionally , and
which are not iixed by any legal ecalo ,
or , in fact , by any fccalo except the
depth of his client's pocket. There is
no doubt that ho makes and very
properly his wealthy clients pay
pretty heavily for their extraction
from the consequences of their indis
cretions. On the other hand. ho is both
charitable and liberal , and had many a
time given zealous attontion'and un
grudging interest to the case of some
poor client , who was oppressed by usury
or suffering frojni sorao other unde
served burden. He has mndo many a
crusade against jbloou-suoklng money
lenders who have got some poor man or
woman generally woman in their
clutches. Moreover , it is dilllcult for
his friends to make him take oven the
barest payment for his services. De
spite his Indulgences in those human
weaknesses ho 1 sp. very wealthy man.
Ho is also a very happy ono , having a
charming wife aiul a dolightlul homo.
If ho should over bo in need of $100,000
ho could obtain that sum with conoid
orablo ease by writing his "Memoirs. "
It would bo the most comprehensive
and astounding compilation of gossip
about men which expressly In tliis in
stance includes women and manners
that lias over been written. Lewis
could , however , obtain a considerably
larger sum by threatening to write
BucTi a book , and then being "per
suaded" not to write it. As u matter of
fact , ho is not likely to want
$100.000 , nor is ho likely to
employ either of these methods
if ho did. Ho is spare in figure and not
largo in stature , has a keen , sensitive
face , carefully trimmed side whiskers ,
is very neat In his dross , and 1ms the
keenest pair of blapk eyes you are like
ly to BOO anywhere. But the moitf dis
tinctive feature with which nature has
him I say "nature" advisedly ,
for ho musthavo boon born with Ills his
oyfc-glass. It ia truly a remarkable eye
glass , and serves every conceivable pur
pose except to see with. For that pur
pose it It Is an Impediment. It intimi
dates the bully , it quells the angry
woman into quiescence , It is perturbing
to a hostile witness , and it is comfort
ing and bonollcont to tv friendly ono.
It can beam with congenial warmth , or
it can glare with ferocity. It is , In fact ,
ns I have Bald above , qmlo out of the
common ns an oyo-glass. There is , in
personal appearance , a certain resem
blance to n , noted lawyer hero Edgar
Johnson as regards featured and the
mutual possession of the keen black
eyes aforesaid. It is , I believe , curious
ly enough , a fact that there is , v rola-
tlonsiilp between those gentlemen , and
not a very distant ono , on the mother's
Lewis h very fond of society and club
life , and is popular everywhere. The
prince of Wales has hadoccaslon to pro-
lit In some instances by Gcorgo Lewis' '
good ofllces. There is a florco light of
publicity which beats on the heads of
personages in his high position which
makes him peculiarly exposed to black
mail and extortion. Ho has a great re
gard for Lewis , anil that discreet and
amiable gentleman Is a welcome guest
of Mnrlborough Houso. Itidood. the
stories that are told about Lewis' skill
in getting the nmlablo heir to the
throne of Great Britain out of scrapes
into which his indiscretions are .con
stantly loading him , would cause tljo
average romancer to turn pale and con
sider his powers of invention a myth.
The head of the secret service of the
Russian police has no such power as this
suave , polished and quick-witted law
yer. His knowledge of men is so wide
that ho is ojmbled to bring its pressure
upon any ono person in a fashion and
from a quarter whore it is practically
irresistible , and his command of the
newspaper press in London is absolute.
Ho is , in the llrst place , the closest-
mouthed man on earth , though
ho talus with entire abandon and amia
bility at dinner and in public , and no
body can tell exactly what ho is up to.
The only instance on record of a story
about young Prince Albert Victor , the
son of the Prince of Wales , was hushed
up in a fashion that reflected the utmost
credit upon the sagacity of London's
most famous lawyer. It was not a maid-
of-honor in this instance , but a married
woman , and the wife of a well known
political lord , who caught the fancy ol
the long necked and gawky son of the
Prince of Wales , and straightway 011-
"dcavored to entangle him in her meshes.
She did indeed succeed in comnromising
him on ono public occasion , but the fol
lowing day she wont to the continent
suddenly , ana has boon living in Italy
over since "for her health. " As she is
a woman of title and wealth , the small
talk of the day in London was busy with
wonder over Lewis' power to politically
banish her from the country a thing
that the Prince of Wales , or the queen
for that matter , cqultl not possibly have
done. It is said that three hours
alter he had been called in by the
prince of Wales to straighten out
the little tangle in which the heir to
paternal indiscretions had found him
self , Mr. Lewis had made throe visits to
London. That afternoon no loss than
three men called on the lady who had
involved Erince Albert in a small scan
dal. Ono was a duke and the head oi
her family. Ono of the others was n
politician who held her husband's fu
ture in his hands , and the third was a
gentleman who had unfortunately held
relations of a somewhat startling nature
with the lady herself. These three men
danced like puppets on a wire at the
will of the wily and spruce little law
yer. They bogged , pleaded and worked
and the banishment of the lady was ac
complished forthwith. Ono can only
got a glimmering of the tremendous
hold which Mr. Lewis must have had
upon these three _ men to cause them to
do his bidding in such hasty and slavish
fashion. Their names are famous , and
probably no man would ever class the
lawyer with them , but ho proved on
that occasion as on many others , the
wonderful extent and reach of his
powers with all classes and conditions
Cushmnn's Menthe Inhaler cures catairh ,
headache , neuralgia , asthma , hay fever.
Trial free at your druggist. Price 50 cents.
A "Lunnun" Joke.
A London music hall joke very popu
lar at present is : First Artist Who
has the smallest foot in the house of
commons ? Second Artist The Grand
Old Man , because nobody can stop into
his shoes. [ Roars of applause from the
audience ] .
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Baby was nlzi , we gave her Cantorla.
When she was a Child , she crld for Castoria ,
When she became Hin , she clung to Castoria ,
Kl'n shellac Children. nh cnv tlic
FOR SALE AND RaNT.
A few table boarder * at 801
Tlnnerwho understands furnace
WANTI5U inquire 7J1 Uroadway.
WANTI3D A Rood cook , woman preferred.
Knqulro nt TIT llroad ay.
"CIO It BALIS To quit blHinesa , my entire
JJ stock nf furniture , stoves und carpets , will
bo sold at cost , without reserve , I'm sons fur
nishing good references can buy on Install
ments , making weekly payments. A. J. Man-
dell , : tJI nudUii Uroadway.
ANTKD Good girl for general house
work , a21 South Seventh st.
"I OTB on 4th avo. and 10th st. very ch eap
-I-JSnaps. Ilonuon & Sliepherd , 0 Main st.
LOTS on llroadxvay , anywhere between Conn'
ell Illnira and Umaha. lleiison & Shepherd ,
U Main Bt.
f \DELL IIHOS , k CO. loan money. Tile most
V/llberal terms otlere J. 1UJ 1'earf st.
FOIt 8ALK-An old and "well "established
drugstore , established In WW. Caili ro-
qulrod.tl.B'J ) , balance real ostatn. Atldross A
8 , lice. Council llluifg.
- . - Itlddlo'a sub , onUth ave ,
BAItaAIN-Uot.-iin IUJ oacli. N. C , I'hlllips ,
room f , I'.verett block.
1 OTS In Terwlllluers add J.T5 each. N. 0 ,
4-J riillllps. roomri , Kvorott block.
IOT3 in Van llrunt , V Itlce'8 add f2V ) . Easy
Jtcrma. N. 0. l'hllllp < . room 0. Bverott big.
AHAKUAlNln Wast nroadnnypropeity. N. .
O. I'lillllpa , room 5 , Everett block.
rOT8 In Terry addition. Monthly payments
JN , 0.1'lillllpa. room 5 , Kvorott blocK.
BAKOAINSln all parts of the city. 0. N.
I'hlillp3 , room 6 , Kverett block.
A NDS for sale or exchange. N.O. I'lillllp
I room C. Kvorelt block.
; INSUKANOi : at actual coit. Address
LIFi . K. Dnughorty , Canning St. , Council
houses und lots In all parts of Coun
cil Dlulfs. from 10) to tJ.UJJ. that 1 can sell on
monthly payment * , or any terms to suit pur *
chaser * . This Is of particular advantage to
Uinalia merchants , clerks , mechanics , or people
who desire a home near the oimnena center of
Omaha without bolag compelled to pay exorbl
taut prices. C. 11. Judd , OJ Uroadwur , Council
T OTd In Central BIIU cheap. I'.uay terms. N ,
JJU. VMlllpc. room 6 , Everett block.
Wo wcro In hopes that tlio coal dealers whoso names Imvo appeared In n certain card
published In various local papers at different dates train October 4 , would Imvo on
calm reflection soon the folly of their position without tubing into consideration
its utter falsity nnd have asserted tlicir Individual manhood , business Integrity
nnd honesty of purpose by withdrawing from a combmntlonthat hna boon produc
tive of no good to themselves , either Individually or collectively. 13ut it Is a mat
ter of supreme IndifToronco to us If they wish to sacrifice tholr business interests to
their blind personal prejudices. Wo reiterate the statement wo huvo already
published , nnd brand tholr whole nrtlclo us a wilful falsehood and the parties wore
perfectly aware ot that fact when they signed it' . What hna become of the slg-
nnturo nf the party whoso vivid Imagination concocted the fabrication but who
lacks the courage to father itl Meanwhile wo shall still continue to sell hard and
soft coal nt the snmo old populnrlprlrcs.
H , A. COX , Western Sales Agent
A. T. THATCHER , Council Bluffs. la.
Chicago , Ills. _ I
Coal Consuming Public
The coal dealers of Council Bluffs would most respectfully say In explanation
of the reduction in price of conl made by A. T. Thatcher , of this city , that Mr.
Thatcher has heretofore claimed to sell coul by wholesale only , and that many of
us have purchased coal from him nt the market prices , nnd would still continue
to do so , if wo could got a good article of coal thut would plcaso our triido , bub
with coal bought from Mr. Thatcher wo have had a crroal deal of trouble and
complaint , and these of us who have hiuidled his coal have boon
Obliged to Withdraw Our Orders
from him or lose our customers.
To resent this and coerce the dealers Into buying an inferior article of coaV
Mr. Thatcher has come Into the retail trade , and is now offering his coal at a less
price delivered to consumers than ho charted us for It at his yards , and also at
lower prices than wo could mirchaso Merchantable Coal olsowhoro.
Wo are prepared to furnish a statement fully verified as to the correctness of
the above explanation :
Sapp & Knotts , E. E , Mavno ,
D. E. Gleiison , Win. Welch
Carbon Coal Co. , J. E. Meyers ,
N. W. Williams , P. U. Marklo ,
Council BlulTa Lumber Co. , T. L. Smith ,
Jos. McWilliams , L. M. Shubcrt.
Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineer. Plans , Estimates
i Specifications. Supervision of Public Work. Brown
Building , Coucil , BlulTa , Iowa. _
PLI ! ID7 Justice of the Peace. Olllco over American Express , No. 41
OVjUUIHL Dread way , Council BlulTs , Iowa.
QTAMIT P. CIMQ Attorno.vs-at Law. Practice in the State and Icd-
O I U1NL Qi OlIVlO oral Courts. Rooms 7 and 8 Shugiu-t-Bono Block ,
Council BlulTs , Iowa.
MniMTPflMCPV Surgeon and Homeopath. Room 0 , Brown
PI , IVIUIN I uUIVILni building. 115 Pearl St. Ofllco hours , 0 to 12.
a. m. , U to 0 and 7 to 8 p. m.
TMI'ROVKD farms In Iowa nnd Kansas for
.Lexclmnco for city property. N. C. I'hllllps
room 5. Everett bluet.
SALT : or Kent Oardon land , with houses ,
InOH 1 . . Ittco. Itt. Main st , Council lllulla.
VKNUIJ A lots , corners , great bargains ,
llensun & Shepherd. 0 Main st.
.OT on 4th nvenue. Van llrunt & Hlco's SUD. ,
L cheap. Uenson & Shepherd , u Main st.
VX7 ANTED A neat young girl to help In gen-
V ) ural house nork. Mrs Jacob Sims , DID
T OTS on Glen avo. . genulno snaps. Hanson 4
U Shepherd , U Main st.
on Mnnaw.i motor lln" . corners , 10
LOTS , balance (10 per mo mix. Homo &
Shepherd , 0 Mala st.
HAL ESTATE llouent and itoU nna ex-
changed. Special attention etven to exam-
Inatlon or tltloa. W. C. Jumps. N'n ID I'oarl st.1
BEST corner on Uroadway. opposlto uo\ver
house' Benson Sncphcrd U Main st.
TT'OR'SAliU Acra lots la Orchard placo. This
JC ? property la located In the Itlce nursery ,
eoutnof the main part of the city. IK mllei
from court house. Goo. Metcalf. U Pearl at.
Jots ; 11UJ cash. W ) caih. W
cash , balance easy. Benson &Stiephord
0 Mum at.
WM. SlfiDENTOPF. Real Estate. Special
attention Riven to examination and cor
rection of title to lands and lots In city aud
county. No. B. North Main st.
T OTS In Mullln's sub , (10 cash , balance $10 per
J-Jmoiuli. lleneoii & Shepherd. U .Main st.
I71OR SALE 120 nero farm la Jasper county.
J2 low a , located near coal minus that are in
operation. There U a llvo foot vein ot coal
under the farm. Goo. Metculf , No. 10 1'oarl st.
locations or Mnln and nroadwnv
BUSINESS bargains. Goo. Metcalf , No. 10
"IjWKHALK Improved and unimproved prop
JJ crty m every part of the cltjllara oppor
tunltlesfor Investors who sect speculations j
Hplandld opportunities for these who doslre
homes. Geo. Metcalf , No. 10 1'oarl st.
BALK EO feet lake frontage located ba
FOR O II , bant house nnd Manawn beach
Also n number of choice lots In KcgntU place
Oco. Metcalf , No. 10 I'earl st.
HENT-Gocd business front , f37 Broad
EOU . A line retnl | point. Jn good condi
tion. Innnlio B. K. Mayne , (119 ( Uroadwuy.
COAIj. CO A I * . COAJj.
T propose to tjlvo consumers vnluo for their
money In Coal , nnd until further notice tny
prices nro all rail Anthracite : Grate nnd T.ne ,
g'J ' ; No. 4 nnd Knugo. $ J M ; Chestnut , } ' ) . ! > i > . Also
licit rmule.s or Illinois and Jou-a Soft Coal
KdlnburK , Illinois , lump , JI.M ; Mupleuond ,
lump , ll.VJ : Ceuterville , Iowa. lump. Ki.Tui Wai-
nut Itloclc lump. ( J.M : Hamilton lump. M.K ;
Wnltebrcnut lump. flW : Whltebrenst nut. $ .1 ;
Ten.tl.10 ; Steam. tj ) Black , $1.80. Tennx cnsli
with order or delivered O. O. U. WM. WULCI1 ,
016 Bouth Muln street. Telephone 03.
Boinuthlnc entirely new , and the handsomest
article of the kind that ever adorned a bay.
window or conservatory , are our neiv painted
and ornamented 1'lower 1'ots and Va es for
house plants. These goods are entirely now nnd
nro sold exclusively In Council Jlluifa by us.
'J lie Hustle I'ots uro hlphlv ornamental und
will beautify nuy house. Ono crude Js smoothly
painted In bright colors icauy for decoration
by ladles who paint , These lianduomo goodti
nro sold at prices commonly asked for plain ;
tic for painted pot and saucer , nnd plain ut cor
responding prices. LUNU HltOS. ,
a Main Strcot.
I Imvo opened a now meat nmrkot on the
corner of Sixteenth St. and Hroadway. It
will bo my atui to pleuso my customers bv
giving them the best meats to bo obtained ,
Everything to bo found In u first-class butcher
shop will bo furnished ut the lowest prices.
Please give mo a call uud inspect my now
BOOTS AND SHOES ,
- OV ALL KINDS -
AT VERY LOW PRICES FOR CASH ,
Ilargalns In School bhoes and Winter goods at
U. A. SI OOMit'K : ,
Kit Mnln Street.
n. 3 , buiiU.Nnsnv , K , L. tiiiooAitr ,
I'rm. Vlcu 1'ras.
. On 48. U , 11 ANNAN , CnHbler.
CITIZENS' STATlii BANK ,
Pnlci upCnpltal . $ | 5OOOO.OO
Surplus . 35OOO.OO
Liability to Depositors. . . . 335.ooo.oo
ninr.r-roiiH-I. A. Miller , I' . O. Olosson. U. L.
Klmnurt , 1" ! ! Hart , J. n. Kdundbon , ( IIUH. It.
Iliinnan. 'J run suet general bunking biulncsa
l.un.'vft capital and mirplim of itny bank la
Nor time item lowu. 1 merest on tlmo tlouoults
- JIASTIIE CIIOIIISTI.OTOF -
SUBURBAN & INTERIOR PROPERTY
In the city. Ullt edged opportunities to laimo-
dlut limvtorii uud
THE RED GROSS SFOVES ,
It Is conceded to be tin best mane nnd most
admired Btovo ou tno American continent. It
Is constructed on the most apnrovud hc'.entlllo
principles , to develop the greatest degree of
heut I'll the li\st amount of coal. It Is the
only stova In which the system of circulating
Hues Is pcrfnct , taking tlio cold air fiom tliu
floor and heating It. livery stove Is convertible
into u double heater to wnrm the rooms above ,
with no dllllciiHy or expense. Another point
In their favor in the fact thut they nro chonper
than any other tlrst-class steve on the market.
For sale In Council I ) In irs only by
_ BlIirnAltT &CO. . . 11 Main Street.
COUNCIL , ULUFFS
Omnibus , Caifiap an I Transfer
WM. WELCH . . -Proprietor ,
Tlio Finest Line of tnndnus , Coaches and
Hacks In tlio City.
J2r"I have anewf atlii-lincil carrlogofur prlv
nto call. It la tliu most elognnt couch In tbo
bneclul attention given to commercial men
and theatrical tioupos. Host facilities In the
city for handling scenery ,
OGUKN HOUSE , 010 SO. MAIN ST. .
Telephone No. H3. Telephone No , 03.
HA UN. Telephone No. iiSO.
The only line Authorlzeed to unsner calls
tinned In to Am. Dlbt. Tel. Co. _
GIVE US A CHANGE
To I'rlt'O Onr.Slove * .
I'ullernnd Wiirron's Bnlomlld nnd Abraham
Cor Radiant Novelty llasu llurnuri are too
w ell known to rcqulro comment on them here.
Kuinnmber , wo ( 'uarAiitca all titovos , C'ooka ,
llatigis und Ilcutora to glvu perfect uattsfao-
UOn0r' ' ° %
aiios. OFKJCJJII. w. II. M.
OFFICER & PUSEYJ
Corner Main and Ilroauway ,
COUNCIL HMJFKH , IOWA.
J ) alBrs In fprelrcn and domestic exch na
Elections made and Interest paid oil time de >
BELL & BERLINGHOF ,
Iloom 2 , Opera House Block , Council Bluffs ,
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