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THE OMATTA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , FBB11UARY 21 , 1893.
THE DAILY BEE
OFFICE : NO. 12 PEAUL STHKirr.
Delivered by carrier lo any part of the city
JI. W. TII.TON , - MANAOKIl
ll"slno Odlco No. 43
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TKLEPHONEH | NRlll | Kdllor No. 23
N. Y. Plumbing Co.
Council UltiUs Lumber Co. Coal
Crcnm chocalatcs nt Urlcsuach's today.
Frank J. Hocfner anil Christina Shmnnc ,
Ixotli of Oirmlm , wcro married ycstcnlay by
The lecture room anil read Ing room of tbo
Young Men's Christian nssoelutlon tire being
nicely papered ,
Columbian tea nt ConproRatlonal rhurcb
parlors Wednesday ovenlnp.drnlsslon to
entertainment , IneludlntJ supper , 2.1 cents.
Regular communication of Bluff City
lodjfo No. 71 , Ancient , Free and Accepted
Masons , this evening. Also work in tbo
croud decree. All Masons invited. IJy
order of worshipful master.
Tomorrow li s been set apart as flat ; day
by resolution of tbo ( irand Army of Iowa.
! Ings will bo unftiHed lo tbo brecms from
tbo school bouses and public hullilliiKS all
over the illy In honor of Washington's birth
Mr , and Mrs M. 1 > . Schmidt had two chil
dren born about ten days upo. Ono of the
twins died when about a week old and
tlioother followed on Sunday. The funeral
took place yesterday forenoon from the
family residence , 'JOI : ! South Sixth street.
H. ( . ' , Williams and Hd Moi'Kol. who live
near the driving park , were lined 10 each
In police court yesterday morning for beat
ing their horses with sticks of cordwood.
They were also threatened with an extra-
sl/cd dose If they repented the offense.
There are six men In the city Jail serving
out sentences nml living on the fat of the
land. The streets are in bad condition , and
the sui/gestlon Is made by somn of the people
ple Interested that they might be given some
much needed cxerciso with the shovel and
Ono of U. S. Tcnvllllger's stable bands
was tin-own from a bimgy yesterday after
noon while driving across the motor line at
the corner of Uroadway and Main street.
The horse caught Its foot In a projection of
the track and Jumped , throwing him out
and kicking him In tbo heail as he fell. Ho
was not seriously hurt.
Amanda .1. Hoberson commenced a suit
yesterday for a divorce from her husband ,
It. U Koberson. Her petition states that
they were married In Atlantic in 1HSO , and
lived together until last May. She alleges
infidelity on his part as the ground for a
divorce , .mil asks for the custody of their
two children , H. E. and Inez 10.
The Kvanifcllcal Lutheran church of
Council lilutTs commenced a suit in the
superior court yesterday to quiet the title tea
a lot In Hagg'R first addition. The petition
alleges that the church organization was be
queathed tbo property by the will , of l-'red-
crlcka Witto. The heirs of John Schneldei
nnd Henry F. Plumcr are named as the de
The meetings at the First Baptist j'liuruh
arc increasing in interest every night am !
many are being converted. Kvnnircllsl
Thompson preaches the scriptures with greal
power. Sunday evening many were unable
to gain admission to the house , hast even
Ing there was a largo attendance. Tonight
several will be admitted to the church b.\
baptism. Mrs. Dimmock will lead the son ; ,
scrvlco tonight and the rest of the week
Indications'point to a great revival In this
Pat Moran \va. arrested yesterday on the
charges of assault and battery and disturb
Ing the peace. C. A. Stout presented him
self at the ofllco of the city clerk with bis
face ornamented with little lumps tha
looked as though they might have been
made by a pair of horny lists , and tiled
tho.Information. Moran claims that on Sun
day Stout followed him along the street ,
applying vile epithets to him , and he dually
- convinced him of the error of his ways by
dropping his list casually in the vicinity of
'mouth that was doing the talking.
Stout's strength was not equal to the cmer-
Kcney , nnd ho now proposes to make Mr.
Moran explain why ho did it.
Huctirlni ; Qimrtrrs tor the Fair.
T. .1. Kvuns bus rotiirned from Chicago
cage , where lie 1ms been arranging for
quarters for himself und fiunlly during
the exposition. lie had availed himself
ol the fortunate presence in Council
Bluffs ol Mr. , T. T. Chynoweth , and
through him hceureil some private apart-
ments. Mr. Evans does not eonie back
very enthusiastic over the temporary
hotels which are HO loudly advertised.
"I believe there'll be lots of back-
BlidorH , " lie said , "before the fair is
over , as HO many cheap struetures
Jiro soliciting patronage tmdor the
title of Christian orgaui/.ations. To
my mind inatiy of. them are mere
lire traps , the looms with low ceilings ,
partitioned oil like Htalls in a barn , with
no roominess or comfort. To try to real
. in these boxes , while the crowds surge
I' in nnd out at nil hours , will not bo very
successful. Of all the locations which I
looked at the most desirable is that
I > eolith of Jackson park. It is in this
district that the residences and Hats
represented by Mr. Chynoweth * are
located. The district is rural , sparsely
settled , covered with oak trees , making
n beautiful park in fact , away from
noise , dust and crowds , and yet within
three minutes ride of the transportation
building. There's a lovely beach , too ,
That part of the city is my preference
by great odds. "
t'lSHSVXA L I'A It A (1 It. ll'IIH.
Mrs. F. M. Gault has jjono east for a visit
Smith MclMicrson of lied Oak Is In tlu
I' . P. Kelly of Glenwood was in the citj
Mr , and Mrs. W. F. Sapp have ictumec
from n trip to Denver.
CJ. P. lleekett , connected with the Her
Hur company , Jias returned to Counei
Bluffs and will maUo It his headquarters.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Seanlan , Mrs. J. L.
Smith and C. S , Speneer of Mlzpah templt
No. 0 of this city have KOIIO to Vllltsea to institute
stituto n lodge of the } 'ythlan Sisters.
The special sale of coats , blankets
comforters and underwear , which win
announced for Saturday and Monday a
the Hoston store , has been oxtnmlct
until next Saturday night. It was fount
to bo impossible to dispose of all tin
winter goudsin the time lirstdeterminci
upon , and these who did nut take iidvun
tago of the extraordinary bargains wil
have another chance till Satin-da ;
sight at the lioston store. .
Finest Aristo cabinet photos. $2 pei
loz. Abhton's studio , 18 N. Main street
. \kl < Ilivy : Diiiiiiigrii.
J. M. Murphy , ono of the members of th' '
police department , and Charles Claar , win
was formerly a member , are bolii sued litho
the district court for false imprisonment
Nicholas Knglo is the plaintltT. Kuglo wai
arrested on the ehargo of drunkenness SOUK
time njjo , and on trial before Justice Swear
Ingen , who was thus acting i > ollce Judge
was lined. Kuglo then Commenced a suite
to collect ? lllXX ) ) damages against the twi
men , together with their Itondsnicn , Join
lleno , Thomas Howman , Theodore ( iultta
nuil P. II. ( iiumella. The Jury was ompan
eled yesterday afternoon , after which n :
adjournment was taken until 7 o'clock litho
the evening In order that the plaintiff migli
Ccul and wood ; best and chcapea '
MisMHirl hard wood in the city ; promp
delivery. 11. A. Cox. No. 4 Alain.
13ouriclus llnds out that Stutsmai
Street is all right for the piano basinet *
jttbt look at his new signs.
Stop at the Option , Council Bluffs , th
best $ -2.00 house In Iowa.
Cobs , coal , wood , 37 Main.
NEWS FROM COUNCIL BLUFFS
Chairman Wells of tbo School Board Finance
WHY THE RECENT LEVY WAS NOT MADE
Too Mnny TlioimnmH cif the Peojiln'i Monry
Now I.jlnc Idle in 1'nvnrcil Hanking
Institution * Interesting Sei *
lull ut tlio Council.
Tlio school board held Us regular monthly
meeting last evening , with all the members
present and President Walto In the chair.
According to expectations , the atitllcnco was
as largo as the room could nccommotlate con
veniently , and chairs were ranged for fifteen
feet outside the door In the hall for these
who could not get Inside.
The llrst bit of by-play took place , as
usual , when the minutes of the last meeting
were read. A resolution with reference to
Member Wells' missing report on the school
book deal had been presented by Wells at
the previous meeting , hut no record of
It appeared In the minutes. The same
argument ensued as of old , excepting that
Stney had posted himself up on parliament-
nrv , rules and pulled a copy ofCushltig's man
ual on Wells when the latter Insisted that a
resolution did not need a second In order to
he spread on the minutes. Wells know bet
ter , hut was unable to point to any rule In
the manual that sustained his position. The
motion to adopt the minutes was llnally
passed and voted upon by the five republican
member * , whereupon President Wnito do-
rlareil It carried.
| V'Supposo you put the negative , " de
Don't have to , " replied Walte.
' Put the negative , Mr. President1 reiter
"Shan't do it. " was the reply.
"Mr. Secretary , record mo as voting no , "
"Oh. well , that's all right , " said the presi
dent ; "jea , we'll do that. "
The report of Chairman Wells of the
finance committee , which was demanded by
the board at Its hist meeting , as to why ho
had ncclccud to set- that tlio necessary pre
liminaries were gone through with for mak
ing the annual ti\ : levy , was the next ripple
on the surfai-e.
The report was a long one , taking a quar
ter of an hour or more In the reading , during
whli'h Wells frequently took occasion to cor-
reet the oratorical ofl'orts of Secretary
Clark. The resolution which ordered him to
make this report , he said , was misleading in
that tt conveyed the Impression that it was
incumbent upon him to notify the board that
the line for making the levy was at hand ,
and what amount would probably bo neces
sary. The law recognized no such ofllce as
chairman of the finance committee , or any
oflli-e for that matter , excepting that of pres
ident. L'ho resolution sprang from cither
ignorance of the law or a desire to shift the
blame from the place it rightly belonged.
It was the business of the president to
keep track of all unllnished business , un lei-
which head ho considered the ordering of
the tax levy. The milk of the whole cocoanut -
nut is contained in the following two para
graphs from the report :
CHIIHU of Corruption.
"I am free to say. as giving a reason why
I did not call attention of the hoard to the
matter , that I did not think It to the interest
of the people or nccess.iry for the schools
that the estimate which had been
made should go to the Comity Hoard
of Supervisors for a levy. 1 did not pro
pose saying anything with reference to the
matter , because I thought It not necessary
to take the time of the board or annoy the
people , but since this resolution positively
demands my reasons why , I will say further
hat from the time I llrst became a member
jf the board about three years ago. and be
gan to look Into school matters , It has up-
> eared to me that it was not right that there
should bo carried in the school treasury a
sum ranging from > 0,000 to S'.Kl.OOO , as has
been the case. It is a fact that makes the
cheeks of every good man In the school dis-
.rlct tingle with shame that the
argo balance carried by the school
joard has had a tendency to-corriiptioii and
and "hoodleism. " U has created strife
imong the people , for reasons that unscrunu-
ous parties connected with banks have been
guilty of spending largo amounts of money
limply to enable them to contror this fund ,
t Is known that thousands of dollars have
Jecn spent for the purpose of corrupting vet
ers. This large balance In the school trcas-
.try has frequently prevented good men from
: aklng positions as members of this board ,
OLV. posltion of treasurer of school
Tund , beeauso the question with these who
were attempting to got control of the fund
was not whether a candidate had the neces
sary qualillcatious and would bo a straight
forward man and ono to bo relied upon in
the position , but whether he would be ono
who could bo used for corrupt purposes.
"The facts are that It seems to mo en
tirely unnecessary that such funds should
bo carried , and it occurred to me that it was
proper that the money should bo retained
by the people rather than be carried and
used by the banks ; and the fact that wo
now have In the treasury the sum of43,000 ,
which with the amount which will como
from the state apportionment , from lines
and other sources , will bo sufllcient to
maintain the schools all of this and a
part of next year simply shows my
position to bo correct. I did not
want the levy made , but If other members
did , they should huvo brought the matter
up. It is evident that every other member
did want the levy made , as when their at
tention was called to their neglect some of
them attempted to throw the blame on the
secretary , claiming that ho had not kept the
records properly , which claim was abso
lutely false. "
Other reitiiri-N of the Cnsn ,
Wells also took an opportunity of bestow
ing another dig in the respective ribs of
Messrs. Shubert and Walto on account of the
peculiar spelling and orthography of the
resolution demanding his report. "Mr.
Shubert says that ho did not write the reso
lution , but that it was handed to him
by the president. I suppose that the
reason ho did not correct the nu
merous errors it contains is the
same as the reason why the old justice
didn't correct the spelling on his docket
after ho ha.l been presented with a dictloii-
ary. 'It h.iln't got no index , ' ho said , 'and
' nohow. ' "
It hain't no peed
Ho was further remarking that the gen
eral appearance of the resolution indicated
that the writer was more familiar with the
Blums than with educated circles , when
Shubert broke ID :
" 1 don't believe I am in the slums as much
as you urn , brother Wells ; ono thing is cer
tain , I never go into n saloon on business but
I lind you there. "
At last the discussion was over and the
report was ordered Hied.
"We can shako hands on ono thing ,
Wells , " said Walto. "I'm glad there wasn't
any levy made ; I'm d d glad of It. "
A truce having been declared In this terst
but not very elegant way the board got
down to business of it less exciting nature.
A volition was presented from soventy-om
property owners in the west part of the citj
asking that a nroiK > sitlon.bo submitted to the
voters at the coming election for nppropriat
ing # 10,000 to erect a school house west ol
Twenty-ninth street and north of Broadway
U was referred to the committee on teachers
with instructions to report at a special meet
ing to be held next Saturday evening.
The roXrt | of Treasurer Wies showed the
expenses of the past year wcro as follows
Teachers' fund J27.0-IJ
Contingent fund 0H'J (
School lioiiM ) fund 11,041
The following was his cstbnato of the
probable expenses for next year :
TeuohiTs1 fund $48.00C
ContliiKt'iit fund i > uHK (
School house fund 1JOOX (
The secretary was instructed to secun
( Killing places and inalia up the registry
. books for the election ,
Superintendent Sawyer reported the tota
1 enrollment for tlio uast year to have bcei
il.Tlll , us compared with 8,4'Jl of u year ago
showing an Increase of 800.
The attendance Is ai , > 01 us compared will
2tXJ , ) of a year ago , an Increase of 2T6.
Mrs. McGann asked that her Iwo dnugh
tors bo excused from school each morning n
order that they might receive religious In
structlon elsewhere. Wells moved that tin
auperintcndant bo authorized to notify tin
lady thai to grant her request would bo in
consistent Vrith the spirit of the public
schools. For the flrpt time In several montlit )
ho received a second , several members
climbing over one another's necks to get thcro
L The request of a number of High school
students that they bo allowed to have mili
tary drill once or twice a week In ono of the
halls of tha Washington avenue building
was referred to the committee on buildings
with power to grant It providing the neces
sary arrangements could be made with the
Superintendent Sawyer referred to the
board the matter of excusing pupils from
school for the purpose of taking music les
sons , nnd after some discussion It was de
cided that hereafter no excuses shall bo
given except after consulting the superin
Member Field then offered a resolution
about as follows :
Hi-solved , That tbo chairman ot the finance
coinmltti ) bo requested to Inform the tKiurd by
what authority , when pre-ddent of the bonrd.
ho contracted for the custody of the school
tiooks for n consideration' and for n turm
lomter than the term of olllco of any member
of tills board.
There was no second , but after a pause
Wells said :
"If there Is any member of tbo board will
ing to second this motion I am willing to
give any Information desired. Of course , It
would not bo proper for mo to tell until the
matter Is before the house. "
"If I wore only on the floor , " said Walto.
"I should like to second the motion , for 1
should really like to have that matter ex
plained , Mr. Wells.
"It Is perfectly proper , Mr. President , "
replied Wells , "for you to call some other
member to the chair long enough for you to
second the motion. "
"No , I'm too busy now , " replied Waite
hastily. There was a general guffaw at the
president's sudden change of mind , and the
board then settled down to the considera
tion of the bills for tbo past mouth , after
which the meeting adjourned.
For wiirmin" ; guest chambers , bath
roomy , etc. , our gus heaters tire just
what you wtint. Look nt them. Clean ,
convenient , cheap. U. B. Gas und Elec
tric Lij'ht Co.Tim
Tim ( ininil lloli'l ,
Council BltilTs. Most olcgunt hotel in
lowti. JJiniii" ; room on uovcnth floor.
Kates , $ . ' 1 to $5 per day. E. F. Chirk ,
Wlmt is a Columbian tea ? For 25
cents you can leurn very pleasantly by
visitiii" ; the CoiiyreKiUlonal church par
lors Wednesday uvciiinj , ' , 0 to I ) o'clock.
COUNCIL , TAKliS A'lIAXI ) .
ilutor Coiiipiiny'K Cliurti-r of 1H80 Drclnri-il
Annulled Speed of Trnlns Itcktrlclcd.
The adjourned meeting of the city council
ast evening was devoted at the beginning to
receiving the reports of tbo finance , and other
committees. , which were found correct and
Spencer Smith petitioned to have tax on
some lands In the northeastern part of the
city refunded on tno grounds that the prop
crty was not platted. The refund was do
nlcd , but in future the lands will not be
taxed on a higher assessment than garden
P. Wind sent in an offer of $500 for a small
triangular piece of land near his planing
mill belonging to the city. The offer was ac
The city engineer asked to be empowered
to expend S OO for special repairs to preserve
the main sewer at the corner of Thirteenth
street and Nineteenth avenue. The request
The old petition for a bridge across Indian
creek , at the Junction of North Main and
Mynstcr streets , was called up by Alderman
Pace , who stated that there are now suffi
cient funds on hand to build the bridcc ,
which has boon the cause of the previous
delay. The matter was referred to the clerk
and engineer , with instructions to advertise
for bids for tno erection of an iron bridge.
The following judges and clerks of election
wcro appointed :
Fir.stWard-First precinct : Judges , K. T.
Hryant.Jolin Aten. Ured Uelso ; clerks , H. H.
Hawllngs , 1 > . M. llelsler. Second precinct :
Judges , .1. 11. Jlcl'herson , E. O. Italdy , S. II.
Smydor ; clerks. Thomas Coyne , O. I ! . Hump.
Second Ward First precinct : Judges. If. J.
Olbson , Spencer Smith. O. A. Tlbbetts ; clerks
A. ( ' . HehmooK , I C. Dale. Second precinct ;
JudiceM , Ons I.nrsen , J. II. 1'iiee , G. 11. Diilrd ;
clerks , John .Million , W. A. Joseph.
Third Ward-Klrst precinct : Jmlsesi John
Doliany , 11. II. Van llruni , W. A. Wood ; dorks ,
I ) . H , Norton , A. M , Johnson. Second product :
Judges , U. A. Kov , John Wood , Leo Witter ;
clerks , It. Huston , Shurman Uoss
Fourth Ward First precinct ; Judge , C. H.
Olliiioro. E. E. Wayne , W. E. Aitehlson ; clerks ,
E. Ii. Host , Luo SnenrliiRcn : second precinct ;
Judges. M. DcGroat , A. M. Ilonhiim , O. U ,
Mitchell ; clerks , John Medlar , Ocorgo Mc-
Fifth Ward First precinct ; judges , Peter
Smith , Ovlde. Vlen , M'l'iillaglmn ; clerks , F. E.
Cilllllnnd , M. J. Morris ; second precinct ;
judges , T. A. llrourc.k , ' \ . U. lluniln ; ; , Albert
Faul ; clerks. C. II. Hml'.i. O. Hensel.
Hl.xtli Ward First precinct : Judges , L. W.
Shubcrt , W. Von do Ilo urt , George Graves ;
clerks , Alex Moore , M. J. Sullivan. Second
precinct : Juducs , Theodore Johnson , John
lldli-r , David Hill ; clerks , Kdward W. Lamer-
uaux , T. 1) . Hrown.
Alderman Smith presented n resolution
providing for the appointment of paving and
sewer inspectors. This was adopted , and
then there was something of Interest to the
motor company. It took the form of resolu
tion , and prepares tbo way for the practical
anullment of tbo motor company charter.
Every pass In the possession ot the alderman
dived deep down Into their | > oukets when the
cleric read this typewritten resolution :
Whereas , The motor company wholly failed
to pay abutting property owners thucostof
paving on stu-t-ts occupied by It as provided
In said original ordinance , and has wholly
failed to repay the city for moneys exuended
by It for the. grading and rupulr of .streets , as
in said ordinance provided , and has wholly
failed and refused to pay the paving taxes for
thu part of the street occupied by It , as pro
vided by law and by said ordinance , nnd has
failed to comply with and perform thu Mlim-
latlons and agreements on Its ii.irt assumed In
said ordinance and the written acceptance
thereof and lias made an attempted transfer
of Its rights under .said ordinance to a foreign
corporation ; and
Whereas , The company claiming to hold
said assignment and now operating a motor
line on the streotH named In said ordinance ,
lias , in a suit Instituted against It by tin ) city
of Council lllull's , disclaimed any liability to
comply with the conditions Imposed In said
ordinance , and alleged that thu construction
and malntcminco of the motor line now In
operation on said street * Is nut under and by
virtue of said ordlminco ; therefore , bo It
Kcfolvcd , That the city solicitor be. and In ; Is
hereby Instructed to Institute proper proceed
ings to forfeit the charter and franchise of
the Umnlri and Council Hlull's Railway and
llrldgu company , or In his discretion , to inillo
In any other .suit now or hereafter pending ,
to that end and purpose as.shall seem liost for
the interests of the city , and the upeedy secur
ing of such results.
There was but little discussion and the roll
call .showed that all the aldermen , with the
exception of Van Brunt , were heartily in
favor of forcing the Issue for the motor com
pany und the resolution was adopted.
As If this was not grief sufficient for the
company Alderman Jennings introduced a
petition from 130 prominent business men
asking the council to pass an ordi
nance making it a iilsdemeanor for the
motor company to run its trains at a
greater speed than six miles an hour on
Pearl street from Broadway to Fifth avenue
or for the trains to pass each other at any
other jioints than near the center of the
blocks intervening. The petition was accom
panied by just thu kind of an ordinance de
sired , and it was introduced and road , The
rules were suspended nnd it passed to its
second reading and was then referred to the
judiciary committee for examination.
When these two documents were disposed
of the aldermen seemed to breathe easlci
and every thing about the council ehambei
wore a more cheerful aspect. But little
more buslncns was transacted before adjourn
ment , which strengthened the belief that the
adjourned session was held largely for tlu
purpose of giving the motor company a klch
in deference to popular demands.
Do you smoke ? Have you tried T. D ,
King & Co.'s Partuirus ? It's a clmrmcr ,
Just light one.
Have your prescriptions filled nl
Davis" , only pure , fresh drugs and chem
icals in block.
Mine , llolon Merrill , hairdrcssing and
manicure. Room 312 , Murriuin block.
First-class cook wanted at Iowa School
for the Deaf. Apply in person.
Another improvement to the popular
Schubert piano. Swiint > on Music Co.
Foit SAKE -Citizens State bank stock ,
Submit cash offer. E. U. Shcufe.
THOMPSON GIVES EVIDENCE
Explanations from' thoitlx-Sccretary of His
Connection with the Oanal Frauds.
PURPOSE OF THE AtyEAN COMMITTEE
Ho Mnlntnlnoit Tlmt Jt\Vm for Purely Legitimate
gitimate Work null ThRt No Money
llnd liccn UKPd fur I'urponcf
TEIIIIR IlAUTfi , Ind. , Ifyst/'SO. / ' The Panama
congressional Investigating committee ar
rived this morning and-began to take the
evidence of ex-Secretary of the Navy Thomp
son In private.
The ex-secretary at first detailed the cir
cumstances of his resignation , saying It was
publicly done , and ho had met no opposition
from President Hayes. The first offer
of American chairmanship was made to htm
by .Icsso W. Scllgman and not accepted
until after n full conference with his irlends
and the president and a determination on
his part that tbcro was nothing In
it Inimical to the Interests of the
United States. Ho 'denied that the
Hayes administration was opposed to
the canal , but said It did want it under
American control. Ho had an Idea when
ho accepted the chairmanship of American
izing the affair and oven promised to do IMS-
sops at ono time to got an American con
struction company to build it. Tbo entire
administration , so far as he knew , of the
affairs of the American committee was on
strictest business principles.
Colonel Thompson denied that the Panama
Canal company had a lobby at Washington
either to procure favorable legislation for
the Panama canal or to light the Nicaragua
people , and ho said ho kept clear of lobby
ists , and that there was no improper ex
penditure of money so far as ho was aware.
Colonel Thompson said that when the
Nicaragua treaty was before the senate all
ho did was to write a pamphlet against it ,
which he placed in the hands of all the sen
ators. Senator Voorhces only knew he
, vroto it. Ho did not sign his name to it , bc-
; nuso he did not want the Panama canal an-
agonized , so he had it appear anonymously.
The senate defeated the treaty.
He did not know what the duties of the
.hree banking houses whoso representatives
iVere members with him of tbo American
xjinmitteo were , and he was as much sur
prised as the committee when ho learned
ivlthin a week that the three had been
getting $ . " 0,000 a year , or twice his own sal-
nry , for their services In this country.
The committee brought with It a letter
ircss copy of all correspondence between
Thompson and do Lcsscps and witness was
asked to explain a number of letters. Ono
of them , from iThompson to do Lcsscps In
February , 18ST , said : "It is difllcult to con
vey to you a full understanding of how wo
have conducted this contest , and wo roust
bo very cautious.1
Congressman Storor of Ohio read from a
letter in which the colonel told do Lcsscps
that ho believed a largo expenditure of
money for materials In this country would
help to popularize the canal , which belief be
In another letter bo referred to "overcom
ing difllculties. " This , he said , meant such
difficulties as the Nicaragua ] > cople were re
sponsible for , but Unit nothing but legitimate
means were used in doing so. Ho denied
that any money had been spent with his
knowledge to inlluence newspapers.
SOUTH OMAHA AFFAIRS.
Mayor Wulterri and Councilman \Voixl Have
All the councilman were present at tbo
meeting last night , Acting Mayor Walters
iV communication from Thomas Hector ,
city treasurer , called attention to a clerical
error whereby tho' valuation of a certain
tract of land of clglitech acres east of Al
bright appeared to bo $9,125 , whereas It
should bo ' .112.50 , and of a certain lot which
should bo changed froni ? of > OD to $3,500. , Ho
was Instructed to make ? the corrections.
J. H Kmpldns complained' a. cessjwol
on Twenty-seventh street. Ho did not ob
ject to tbo pool , but ho wanted It big enough
to avoid an overflow.
Secretary Funston of tlio school board re
quested a lire plug placed in the Third ward.
Ho f erred.
Treasurer -Hoctor reported that South
Omaha would get the full 3 mill levy for
road fund , amounting to about $4,500 , to bo
paid over as fast as collected.
Councilman Wood broke the monotony by
asking the mayor if ho was awiiro the
gambling houses were running wide open in
defiance of a resolution unanimously adopted
Septcmncr 20 , 18U3 , ordering them closed.
Mayor Walters seemed inclined to dotlgo ,
but MrXWood insisted that Walters was the
executive head of the city , and as such It
was his duty to execute the will of the coun
cil. If the mayor had any doubt about the
open gambling houses Mr. Wood was ready
to take him around to scu the tiger in his
"FilO u complaint , " said Mayor Walters.
"I don't have to , ' ! retorted Councilman
Wood , "I am a member of this council and I
demand that the gambling houses bo elosed
according to the resolution unanimously
passed to that effect. "
The mayor finally agreed to take the mat
ter under advisement , !
The street commissioner was ordered at
once to lay the cross walks ordered for the
Second want last fall.
The city clerk was Instructed to draw a
warrant in favor of Owen brothers , covering
all estimates allowed them for grading.
Eire Chief Smith was authorized to bring
in a team belonging to the city , which has
been rusticating on Dick Carpenter's Sarpy
county farm during the winter.
It was moved by Wymun that the city
clerk draw warrants In favor of Hugh Mur
phy for $1,242.87 for grading in district No.
7 , not included In monthly estimate , and it
was so ordered.
The estimate of Cash Bros , for $11,014.10
for grading in district No. 18. and of J. E.
Owens for grading in district No , 17 , were
The city council will sit ns a board of
equalization for the purpose of equalizing
assessments for laying sidewalks as pro
vided In special ordinance No. ! > S on Friday
Saturday and Monday , March ! ! , 4 and 4.
Adjourned to meet next Monday night at
Single City GosHip. *
Ell Dowd lost * 500 worth of diamonds Sat
urday afternoon while going from his homo
to the motor lino.
Gus Wordoman and daughter Minnie and
Mrs. Alma Timm have gone to Fremont on
a visit to relatives ,
Clarence BUCK was on the street yester
day looking pale ami thin. Hosajs it was
not a ease of genuine diphtheria but severe ,
enough to answer thepurpose.
William Maybury thCj gentleman of color
better in ' '
in that than well
people stop to
ponder. To gejt' '
back flesh and
spirits is every
of pure Cod Liver Oil with Hypo-
phosphites is prescribed by lead
ing physicians everywhere for ail
ments that are causing rapid loss
of flesh and vital strength.
Scott's Emulsion will do more than
to stop a lingering Cough - it fortifies
the system AGAINST coughs and colds.
Prepared bj Scott A Benne , N. Y. All drujlitn.
who wns arrested bv Mrs. Hnsson , his
white housekeeper , charging him with n
dark deed , was discharged. According to
the testimony It was hard to tll which was
the worst of the two.
E. O. Mayfleld , building Inspector , has
been confined to the house /or the pant three
weeks. Ho was reix > rted worse yesterday ,
and the beneficiary societies to which ho
belongs have taken steps to give him the
best cave possible. Inflammation of the
bowels is his trouble.
Some weeks ago Mrs. Nelson fell on the
ley sidewalk at Twenty-fourth and N streets
and broke her arm. About the satno time
Mrs. Buckncr fell at Twenty-sixth and N
and also broke an arm , Mrs. Nelson at once
notified the city council that | . " > 00 would pay
the damages to her person. Mrs. Buckner
also gave notice that she would expect tbo
city to pay nil damages sustained by reason
of her fall , naming no amount. Yesterday
Deputy Sheriff Courtney served the papers
on the city , each plaintiff beginning action to
Volloirrit tie Iti-tnudi.
HOME , Feb. 20. Deputy Xerli , whose Jiamo
has been prominently connected with the
bank scandals as recipient of 400,000 francs In
bribes from the Bank of Koine , Is dead. His
death , under the circumstances , has created
surprise similar to that occasioned by the
death of Baron do Kelnach In Paris , Impli
cated In the Panama canal scandal.
AVIilte .Mint lU'turn to Cheyenne.
NEW YOIIK , Feb. 20. Charles A. White ,
who was arrested In October last charged
with larceny of bonus and stocks belonging to
his wife , Emma J. White of Cheyenne , Wyo. ,
must go back to Cheyenne , ,1udgo Lacombe
In the United States court of appeals today
having handed down a decision to that
MEMPHIS , Tenn. , Feb. 20.-Again this city
Is excited over a prospective duel. This
evening's Scimitar prints an account , of an
Impending conflict between Judge Dubose's
son Lascar and Mr. W. E. Carnmck , editor
of the Commercial. Developments are
Don't be deceived by ignorant ,
unscrupulous fakirs nnd confi
dence men , assuming to offer
" Indian Hemedles , " nnd who
pretend that their nostrums are
made by the Indians.
nml other Klcknpoo Indian
Kcmedlcs nre TUB OM.YOEMJ.
INK INDIAN IlKMEDIKS iUIIK
AM ) SOLI ) IN AMERICA.
The word " Klnkapoo" Is copy ,
righted und they duro not stcul
He euro you got "Klckapoo Hcmcdlcs. "
unil tec tli.it eTPrjr bottle or package bean tldi
' e-iltullc signature thus :
Distributing A rnln , fi21 Grand Avo. , New
llavrn , Ct. Tlivse genuine Indian Iti'mcillrs am
not peddled but art- bold ut all drug htori-n.
V ScncHlirre 2-c. Klamp < tonarpbit >
* * &H tfft Rn , | Hc , | null jou free a
thrilling and Intently Interesting Ixink or 17t :
naffes. nntllleil "IIIK AM ) SUt.NES AMOAU
IIK KICKAI'OO INDIANS. "
Tells all about the Inrtlauj.
I. W. PAMLE , ffl. D.
Its Good Samaritan. 20 Years'Eiperience.
EU3ADHR OF DISEASES OF BIKN AKD
WOMUN. PROFRIlITOn OV TUB
WORLD'S HERBAL UISPHM >
SARY OF MKDICIMC
I treat tha following Diseases :
Catarrh of the Head , Throat , und I.unsat Off
enses of the Eye end l nrPitaaid Apoplciy , Honrt
Diwase , Llvor Complaint , Kidney Complaint ,
Nervous Debility , Mental Dopros-
nlon , Loss of Manhood , Seminal
Weakness. Diabetes , Bright's pl > coso , et-Vltus'
Dance. Kheuinatlsm , Paralysis , White SwelllnR ,
Scrofula , Fever Sores , Cancers , Tumors
and FlRtula In nno removed without
the knlfo or drawing a drop of
blood. Woman with her delicate orpr.ns re
stored to health. Irops7 cured without tapping.
Special attention glvoa to treatment of nil
blood taints tvrl tii by o.\ees os or vlcos
Surer and cheaper than u trip to the Hoc
Sprlnis KM to JVX ) forfeit for any fullu.ro to
euro without mercury.
Tape Worms removed in twn or thtco noun , or ng
pay. Hemorrhoids or Piles cured.
THOSE WHO ARK AFFLICTED
Wlllearo life and hundreds of dollars by calling
on or using
DR. n. W. PAfJGLE'S HERBAL MEDICINES.
Tlio only Pliynlcinn who can tell tvhnt ail (
a pcriou without asking n question.
AH correspondence Btrictly confidential. Mcdlelni
eoat by express. Address all letters to
G. W. PANGLE , M. D.
555 BROADWAY , Council Bluffs , la.
Bond 4o mumps for confidential rouly.
[ TIUPE MARK ItcniSTEKED. )
rHODCCf.8 TUB AUOVK
ItKSl'I.TS In CO IVS. . Cures allM. .
Nervous Uliearei , Kalllui ; Memory , V. "
r rt l , Klteilc | nem , Wenknoj-CK. _
to. . nnJqulrLlv tiutkiiroly restores l.o \Hulltj-ln
ihloryuunk' . Kasllr rarrleii III vcut pocVn. 1'rlcr ,
# l.00a pnckane. Hlx fur ifn.dll wllli n vrllli-n nuur-
untrti torure ur niont-y rt'lundftl. l > < in't l-t liny Hi ,
princliili-il ilrupil > t M-II you anu klml uf Imltnllnn. In
Ut or , luivlMff IMiAI'ii- none utlu-r. U he lins nu >
Pot It. we will fctmllt by mall upon receipt of prlrf *
ainrtlilft In * * nl * u cm t-lotie frte. < 4 < tilrt s llrlenliil
Mrdlrul Co. , f,0 Pljmcjulh I'luov , Clilrnxo , III.
SOLD by Kulm & Co. , Cur. ijlh anil Douglas fits. ,
and J. A. Fuller & Co. . Cor. 141)1 ) and Douglas
Sis. , OMAHA , NED. ; by Paul G. Schneider , 521
Ilroadway and 6 Pearl St. , COUNCIL ULUI-TS.
IOWA , and oilier Leading Drucgitls.
Anhciuor , Budwolsor , Ruist ana Piilo
BEERS , EITHER BOTTLED OR IN
KEGS , cnn leave orders at No. iJia Main
Street , Council Blulls , loivn , or Tele
Goods delivered promptly.
SOLE AGENCY" FOR
01 SllO'JlS ' , H ) .
They are fast black'
They have double soles
They have double toes
They have double heels
They have double knees
They're in sizes 6 to 9
There isn't a better wearing hose on earth and you
know it. Everybody else docs.
The Morse Dry Goods Co.
We are going to give away
5 dollar bills
Watch for the announcement ,
Shirts made to wear and warranted
to fit are as much of an art as a ready
made suit of clothes. We have nothing1
to complain of. Those we have are cut
full enough in the body and are neither
too lono- nor too short in the sleeve.
You can have any length of sleeve , open
front or back , or both , reinforced front
and back , with a yoke , linen bosom ,
double stitched , with cuffs or bands , full
laundered , at 75c cents each. They are
Wilson Bros. ' make. Look at the dis
play in our window.
We will give you an elegant -silk or
satin teck scarf for 15 cents. They are
also displayed in he window'
13th and Farnam Streets.
Beef is Cheap as Ever !
Hut pork , hams , lard and liai-on , wlillo way
up In ( i , me cheaper at MeMihendorf's market
than any other plncu In tlio city. Tlio place to
cet your meat Is where yon KOI tmi best anil
the moit for your money. I-ook at these price *
and recollect that. ovL-rytlilng Is tlio best that
Kwlft k Co. slaughter :
Plate Boll and Flank Boil . 4o
Sholder Clod . 60
Shou.dor Steak . , . Oc
ShoulderRoast . " Oc
Cornsd Beef , ulate an i flank . 4a
Cornell Clolsand.il npi . 5o
RloRoast eef . 10
PirloinStoak . 12ic !
Round Steak , 3 Ib for 25o . IDs
Porterhouse tjteait . 12'l3 '
Alt klndsHtowj , veil , mutton & heel' . , uo
VealRo-st . no
Veal Steak . , . . .12'i3 '
Veal Coops . 10
Mutton Chops . Ui'So '
Mutton l,8s . I0o
Now Comes the High Pork. .
Perk Chops . Ino
Por.cLiins . IS'.io '
Porl : Butts for roast . 124o !
California Hams . 12"o
SpareRlbs . 10o
PorkTendarloin . 203
SaltPork . 12io !
PorkSausage . IS'ia
GEO. H , ? .1ESQHD03F . ,
Wholesale and Retail
333 BROADWAY. Council Bluffs.
Tin : KXCKI.SIOU HOMI : IIAKHH AND IUMSTKH
mono lonulno without hrao llltl.m ) nur laryo
Improycil utrlo. U n solid m-itt ) , lias < ) ] UUIIKO
lining but lilnliuralo.mil clujai ixtrfui-lly Until ;
tnvun H.I per cent ntitrllloui olomonli. Full < lo-
crlntlrocirculitr on Mipllnitlon. | AGK.V1M WANT
KDinevnrr cuunlT In thol/.H , AitilreM. CIIAKl.CB
BCllUl.TllKlib U N. Miiladt. . Council UluHi.lu. ,
< 0fl UltOADWAY. COUNCIL 1HUFK&
Money l.o mud on 1) lunonih , Witinm , utj.
11. K liari'uliiblu uurcduouioJ plcdtcui.
GO TO A
If yon are suffering
W ) SORE EYES
I'.thtfnl r/s/onor A'ooe/ .
If you uro siiirorln : ; with cold In thu heud.
catarrh , cnruclie. ( loafnncsor dlsoliiirces from
tlio Oiirs ; If von urn suffering with discuses ot
nnd ilKo'isoa of the eve , oar and throat. Olllco
over Ilcrio & Co.'s store , Con null HlulVs , Iowa
Special IXfofcicea ,
COUN3II BLUFH ,
J HI ! V Improved ri-nlctonco properly for cuali wliun
Uieiirlt-uUlonr unoiigli. II. U. Mctico , ID Alula nt.
AliSIIUCTWunilloans. Knrra and oily prouirtr
biiugut nnd nolU. I'usoy 4 Ttoomaj. Counoll
( JllJlKNT mime wnnloil ntV. . C. A. hoHpltal
r > corner Ninth xtroot und Klftli ayenue : taunt
lioliotwcon ! fJ HIM -JU years of uga , uualtuy and
ufuood char etor.
( JUOI ) accotinlnnt , eullaclur nnd solicitor. want
V.i lluallon ; c.in furnlili bust of rcforoneci and
ecirllr. Addreaitiuornu ID. Hea , t'ouncll IlluHi.
ti ACHK-'Z'.j ' in IIi-s from pjsio.llcj ; largo homo
i Imrn nnd oilier Itupruvciueala ; npplvn , Krnp
and small fruits ; fur sale cheap. Urcmibiilulili ,
Mdiiilbcm A. Co.
. . . . . . . . . . . 4U-ncTo tracts iiuac city limits ; line
- > frull lanil : will sell : world ilio iiionuy. ( Irooa-
Mili-Uln. Mcliulson , v Co.
I IU-.K-UK wall Improve. ) form In lena ut $ Ji. < UJ
t. nrrc Improved t.'j. UurUjn an.I . fruit tnrm near
louncll Illiitu , tX ) . PilumlM | 8J acre farm nt-nr
dlbnwuiiil. .VJ. Farms , Kitrden ami fruit lauds for
iialv. Joliunion i Vim rullun.
G AL'ltiCS In Dnwsun county , Neb. , nt MM. 813
la rroiitlur. (5ia ImprOTod 3iJ acrt-s In lluf.
fiilo couity. I7.'XJ. ( Jiioil UK ) ttiruj iiillus from
Illuimilnyton , 1'ninklln countj , fj. 1,0X1 oiliur
farina lor alo. Jolii ! lun It V u fallen ,
n.MtllAINS-1-or niilo , 7S by XK ) rt. un Franklin'
J > vo. . fl.VJO.
' acres botnuan First st. anil Frankllu am.
Ton utulllni ; lirnpvrlr In lUo city , fW.ixw.
Iwo lol oppo llu I'hlnlst , schuvl , < ISJ ) .
Ono lot In \ \ Iliioii Torrnco , ftfitl.
'Ilin-o loUcor. Jlnln el. und 12th avo. llest lf >
101 liuplumuiit lieu > u In thu city , JJ.Vjo.
l.oiik'L'u.V'Ionic , W Pearl st.
I.VH 11KNT. eln.iin lit'nlui oltluos. ulovniur , etc.
1 low i Mill. , lii llruwn bulldpiv , 1'uurl slrcut. Aiiulr
to J J. Hrown.
( JI-ACUK fruit nml voKOtablo farm for ri-nt , 1 !
Jiilli-s.i-ast < if thu city. AdJress X. O. Word , 3411
coHst. , council I
\ \ rASTiiMan l < > hundlo coach rtnlllon un
uliares : farmer preferred. Also IflU acres Im-
provi-d fnnn for > alu or rent. Address U 18 , lieu
olllce. Council Illuttt.
JWANTto hny 111 lo2S ucroi from two to tine *
inlloj out , und will par upot emu. Address N. Is ,
lleo otlicu , Council llluil * .
\\Mt.l , buy a 6 or I ) room homo uptown If prlro In
'I low enough. Addrois ii. Id , ll a onlcu. Council
iud : | .
| Y > VUII want to rent your liomul Wo hav
' - - nhn are wutllug lor IU UrettnlilolU ,
Nicholson & CO.
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