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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1898)
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f CURRENT NEWS OF INTEREST. FROM IOWA.
'Cooper , Fire Ins. , G Pearl , tcl. 372.
Spcortcr Grocery Co. , 323 Dway. Tel. 314.
Schmidt' * bja relief photos ore the latest.
"W. W. Lunger Is suffering from the effect *
of A severe cold.
Giro. C. J. Iloth , of 721 Seventh avenue , is
dangerously 111. .
Watchnlght services wcro held at the First
Baptist church last night.
Officer Alurphy will spend his new year's
with relatives In Kansas City.
J. J. Fralney delivers bin new Shakespear
ean lecture In the Chrlatlan tabernacle this
'A. ' C. Parker , a Dea Motocs attorney , Is In
the city on business connected with the dls-
The case ot John Holder , charged with
stealing hay from. Henry TJrogc , lias been
dismissed by Assistant County Attorney
F. M. Oiuilt. formerly manager of the
Omaha & St. Loula offlco In this city , but
now a resident of Chicago , Is a Council
Wo want you to feel that your package Is
very welcome at our place , and every effort
will bo made to please you at the Eagle
Laundry , 721 Dway ,
John Halle , Jr. , has Just received a letter
frnm lila hrnthor. Clarence Halle , from \\hom
lie has not heard In twenty years. Ho Is
now on his way to the Klondike.
Lots of fellows swear off on Now Year's
nnd thus got rid ot some .bad . ! habits , but no
man will swear off ibuylnc hla cigars during
itiho year at the famous "Corner Cigar Store. "
John Harding died at his homo In Crescent
township early yesterday morning , llo was
22 years of age. The funeral will bo held
Sunday from All Saints' church In Crescent.
Mrs. E. Armstrong of Kast Uroadway , who
la in tbo 'Woman's Christian Araoclatlcti hos
pital suffering from pneumonia nd who has
been very low , Is reported as being much
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Wilson of the Congre
gational church will 'bo at homo from 3 to
10 o'clock this evening to receive New Year's
calls from the members ot the congregation
ind their friends.
J. H. Butler , the man whom John Kenny
recently sent to the penitentiary for Bteallng
cattle , charges with conspiracy In plotting his
downfall and imprisonment , to in the city.
His case will como up for hearing in Justice
Fcrrlcr's court Monday afternoon.
( Mrs. Sarah J. Mallard , slnco making her
uandsomo bequest of ? 25,000 worth of prop
erty and $10,000 In cash to the "Woman's
Christian AESoclatlcn hospital , IMS decided
that the women are In need of some ready
cash , and has paid over to the Institution
$4,000 of the amount. This places the hos
pital entirely out of debt.
A well dressed stranger applied to the
police station last night for nss'utanco In
ibelng restrained from beginning itho new-
year with a jag of largo proportions. Ho
Bild ho Jiad drank since Christmas and had
como to the conclusion that It was Impossi
ble for lilmto sober up without help. At his
own request ho was locked up. Ho gave the
name of John Doe.
Charles Williams complained to the police
that ho had lost $7 In a poker game played
In the rear room of a cigar store 'in the Odd
Fellows' block. The place was raided by the
police and J. II. Young , the proprietor , was
arrested on the charge of running a gambling
house. The complaining witness was also
arrested for gambling. Willlamsjhen wanted
to dismiss the case , but Judge McGee refused
to do thle , and set both cases for hearing to
Watch night mcotlngs wcro held In several
churches last night and many smaller gath
erings In private houses watched itho old
year pass away ana the' advent of the now.
The day will bo observed In the city as
a regular holiday , itho Ibanks , public build
ings and many of the business houses being
closed. Tbo regular' Sunday and holiday
hours will too observed at the postofllco.
In the city building the office of Auditor
Evans will bo kept open until 1 o'clock for
the accommodaitlon of those having .bills to
fllo which they desire to have acted upon
iby the city council at the regular meeting
on Monday night.
C. I ) . Vlavl Co. , fcmaie remedy ; consulta
tion freo. Onico hours , 9 to 12 and 2 to G.
Health book furnished. 32C-327-32S Mcrrlam
N. Y. Plumbing corapny. Tel. 250.
JMIss Cook's studio , Grand hotel annex.
Domestic soap wrappers call for spoons.
i Court Xoicx. i
Intho district court yesterday Judge Smith
heard itho concluding evidence and the ar-
garmcnts- the disbarment case brought
against diaries Converse of 'Avoca ' by his
Icllow attorneys. Converse did not offer any
testimony In contradiction of the strong
showing made by the attorneys for the state.
When his tlmo came during the day to be
gin his defense ho was content to go on
the stand and make a general dental of the
charges 'that ' wcro laid against him. The
arguments wcro concluded at itho hour of
adjournment and Judge Smith 'took ' the case
Ofllcer & Pusey yesterday began a suit In
Intervention In1 the case of the Glebe Pub
lishing company and W. L. Whitney. Whlt-
noy attached and closed itho offlco un.ill . ar
rangements were made to secure unpaid rent.
The claim of the bank ia for money ad
vanced secured 'by mortgage on the plant
and the paper.
For Rent or Sale 240 acres in Crescent
township ; baled hay for tale. Lougeo &
Lougcc , 235 Pearl street.
Domestic soap wrappers call for spoons.
Hoffmayer's fancy patent flour makes the
best and most bread. Ask your grocer for It.
Domestic soap wrappers call for spoons.
Dllllililii HIIII 'Ml '
fTlio apprehension , that Joe Olllmanwho
nudilcnly < iu'lt the employ of J , n. MoPhcr-
Bon and disappeared , Is a defaulter reached
a conviction yesterday , when Mcl'horson dis
covered a number of place * where the nun
1iad made collections. On Thursday , the day
flio loft , lie took a. wagon load of flowers and
plants to Omaha and Bold them and col
lected the bills for a largo portion of the
dead , IIo Iiad previously ibccn csntru&toj
with a number of bills lor collection from
Omaha customers. Some of these he col
lected and 'turned ' In the iprotceds , but a
largo number of them ho reported as hav
ing 'been ' left with itho parties who owed
them. It la feared Oiat ho 1ms collected
many of these little bills and has talccn
the proceeds. Mcl'herson was unable last
night .to ascertain the amount of the man's
Even Ilenr ,
t'oforo seen with
soft coal.l \ tons
of soft coal eijuu
1 ton of haul.
A report from Ilev.
1. Itcule , JW3 iuit
fierce Bt : "I l > a\o
been uslne > our
Hot Illust wllli
soft coal as fuel
for fix weeks.
Wo are very much
pleased \\lth It. It
not cnty KUcs as
as our hard coal
base burner , but
Is saving a large
part ot the expense
) l heating. "
Bee It Running at |
COM ! * COLE'S ,
41 Main St. , Council Dlutfa.
MILTON UOGEIIS & SONS , Omaha.
OKO.V. . DIUQG8 , South Omaha.
RENEWS INJUNCTION SUIT
Shea Gets Service on tlio Major and Oity
ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE CITY'S ' CREDIT
Will Unilrrlnkc io Prove ( lint the
LcRitl Uinlt iif InitcIitcilncSM Him
llccu Hxecoiled nnil So Moi |
( Imiuc of Wnrrnnti.
Yesterday was the last day upon which
J. J , Shea could servo the original notices In
bis suit against the city officers and others
In the matter of his application for an In
junction restraining them from Issuing any
nioro city warrants or other evidences of
Indebtedness. Ono notice was served on the
cliy treasurer , another on the mayor and
another served was given P. T. True , who Is
the only ono of the warrant holders made
defendant In the suit. In .tho . original suit
the members of the city council nnd the
auditor are made parties , but ) They wcro not
served with the required notices.
An examination last evening of the orig
inal notice served upon True disclosed an
error that may Invalidate It. ( All ot the
notices read that the parties are required to
appear In the district court on or before
January 11 , 1898. In the ono served on True
the ecrlbo had not gotten used to writing
the new year and had written 18D7 Instead.
Unless Mr. Shea discovered and corrected it
last night , It may continue the suit to the
May term , which will postpone the final
hearing until some tlmo next summer. City
employes believe they will have no difficulty
In disposing of their December and January
warrants , even it the case Is prosecuted this
term without True being made a defendant.
Should this bo done , the case will stand on
precisely the same foundation as the old ono
with the expcctlon of Mrs. W. C. James
being made the plaintiff taxpayer.
STHAXG13 STOUY OK VIIUD lA'OXS.
Ilciluocil from lAlltnciioc to 1'ovcrty
liy SliiKiilur OleiuiN.
Fred Lyons , who was at ono time , end that
only a few years ago , coo of the largest land
owners in the county , was n pKlablo appli
cant for ctoirlty yesterday at the offlco of
the overseer ot the poor. The old maawas
clothed In rags , 111 and absolutely friendless.
Prior to 1890 Lyons owned a tract of land
In Crescent township comprising nearly 300
acres. The land lay partially In cao of the
old channels the ( Missouri river. A few
years ago when the squatter Idea seized the
people living In the river bottoms and owners
of no land , a number of them settled upon
the loads belonging to Lyons. Scores of
similar squatters were seeking to pre-empt
thousands ot acres of other lauds in the
vicinity and there was n sort of an organiza
tion among ilhom that pledged help to the
members. This help was meant to toe any
kind that would bo effective , cad in many
instances way opca Intimidation and threats
of violence to the real owners of the land
who wcro trying to oust the Interlopers.
Ejcotmonta suits were being tried In all the
courts In the county during the greater part
of the period , many of them In local justices'
oftlccs and In similar tribunals la this city.
Every man who owned land that could possi
bly bo cocsldered as once lying In the bed ot
the river was forced to fight for It iiad the
contests grew bitter. Lyons had. ( o fight his
battles alone. The men who settled ) upon
his property wcro particularly aggressive aad
finally succeeded In gett'lng the old man In-
itlmldatcd to such an extent that they forced
him to execute dccda to the tracts of property
th'it each of the 'parties had selected , and
wlthla a few months ho had nothing left , end
the men who robbed him banded together
and ran him out cf the country. Ho was so
effectually intimidated and mudc afraid that
no amount of persuasion could induce htm
to take legal steps to eject the squatters.
The neighbors end acquaintances who knew
the story of his life fiOQn lost sight of him.
Slnco being forced off his properly bo has
been leading a sort of nomadic life along
the river , and during last summer and this
winter ho Bias been living In a little shanty
made of willows , straw and mud , located In
the river bottoms north of town. Ho has
been making his living by constructing chairs
and small articles from the willows , and by
catching cud selling a few fish. During the
late cold weather ho has been unable to
work and has become 111 from exposure. Ho
appealed to the county authorities to bo sent
to Pennsylvania , \\ia6ro ha has relatives , who
Jio taya will take eire of him. He was cared
for last night and something will bo done for
B. II. OJcll , the Insurance man , has ob
tained the general agency of the National
Registry company of New Yerk for Iowa and
Nebraska. The company offers a $500 trav
elers' accident Insurance policy , Issued by the
Fidelity and Casualty company of 'New ' York ,
together with Identification card In neat
morocco case , for one dollar per annum.
The cost for tlio Indemnity afforded places It
within the reach of all , and It will undoubt
edly become the most popular accident policy
Domestic soap wrapofeis call for spoons.
Tn 1'reKH < Iie Charier Suit.
* The suit pending In the district court
against the Omaha & Council Dluffs Railway
and Drldgo company to anul Its charter , was
given a now turn nt the last moment last
evening thut will glvo It a little more Im
portance than It originally possessed. In tbo
original suit C. C. Bump was the plaintiff ,
and ho appeared as a single taxpayer to ask
the court to declare the flftv venr charter
granted the street car company by the city
council -to bo void on a number of Important
grounds , chiefly that the council had no
power to grant such a charter or the com
pany to accept , and that It was" made without
consideration and was against public policy.
The nttornejs , Harl & McCabe , have not
pressed the milt for a hearing during the
November term which la now practically
closed , but It was not known what the rea
sons for the delay were. It now appears
taht It was chiefly owing to the doubt of the
right of ono Individual to bring the suit and
from no Intention of abandoning the fight
that waa started on the company and the
franchise away along In August and Septcm.
bcr of last summer. The old suit will not
bo dismissed , but the first fight will bo made
upon the now ono begun yesterday. This Is
a suit In quo warranto , and the petitions
were Died at the last moment for filing last
The petition Is as lengthy as that filed In
the former eult and covers all of the polnta
Involved In It. The quo warranto proceed
ings brings the suit In the naino of the Btato
Instead of the Individual.
Up to Friday night the Council Dluffs
Paint , Oil end Glass company enjoyed the
busiest and most profitable holiday It 1ms
ever experienced. The line of artists' sup
plies could not bo more complete and the art
department Is unexcelled. From a can of
red paint for your ccal shed to a beautiful
piece of art to adorn your parlor mantle or
wall , your wants are easily supplied.
Domestic soap wrap'pcrs call for spoon * ,
XPTT Yrnr'N for llnyn nnil ( llrln.
The New Year's entertainment and dinner
for the girls of the Industrial school promises
to bo ono of the moat successful affaire of
the kind ever given In 4ho city , The Else-
man building has been transformed Into a
veritable plno forest , and the limbs of the
trees bedecked with presents and strings of
popcorn and cranberries galore. The doora
will bo open this afternoon promptly at 2
o'clock , and one-half hour will be spent In
singing and In reading the Sunday school
lesson under the direction of Mrs. lllack. At
2:30 : Rev. J. W. Wilson of the Congrega
tional church will address tbo children. At
3 o'clock the dinner for the girls will bo
served. This your their brothers have been
Invited to share the hospitality of the school ,
but AS the regular New Year's attendance la
always suClclcnl to tax the capacity of the
fichool , the boys will not bo admitted until
4 o'clock , when they will bo treated to ft
royal feast , llcv. Henry DeLong , manager of
the school , anticipates an attendance of nt
The friends of the school have responded
liberally to the request for contributions ,
and about nil that Is needed now Is on addi
tional quantity of sandwiches nnd candy. A
cordial invitation la extended to visitors.
UUSII TO KIM : THHIIt. 1'BTITIOXS.
1'nticr * Piled Up onf Hclc " ' Hie
Yesterday was the last day for filing peti
tions In the offlco of the clerk of the dis
trict court In suits to 'bo ' brought In the
January term. There 'was the usual rush of
< the last day , ami the papers In a score or
more of cases wore piled upon the clerk's
desk when night came.
M. I1. Nelson began a damage suit against
Marshal Canning , Day & Hess and the Man-
owa Land company on the grounds of the
wrongful attachment and sale of a lot of
farming Implements and stock. Ho asks for
$600 general damages and $240 special dam
Application for divorce Is made ( by S. P.
Jloldon from his wlfo Hannah , whom ho al
leges left him after tha second day of their
married life. Their liomo was near Quick ,
la. , but they wcro married In this city In
i'ho summer of 1895.
T. C. Dawson Ibcgan two suits for 'the ' col
lection of attorney's fees. Ono of them Is
against II. C. Mntheaon and the other against
M. Matheson. In the former $50 Is claimed
and In the latter $10. The services arc al
leged to have been rendered In connection
wllh 'tho ' legal fight made last summer to
secure the separation of the school district
of Hazel Dell township and the creation of
an Independent district at .Woston.
C. 0. Klmball brings suit against John
Bono & Co. In quiet his tltlo in lot 11 , block
2 , Wilson's terrace.
L. C. Smith began ai eult against Laura
SI. Larldn to recover on a note for $2C3.
II. D. Carpenter 'began ' a foreclosure suit
against the came defendant. The amount
Involved la $ SOO.
Mary C. Allen brings suit against Fred
n. Davis to recover a. balance of $2,702.40
for $10,000 given la t year to Lynun Tower
Foreclosure proceedings wcro Instituted by
J. Konlgmachor , executor , against Pctor
Foreclosure was also asked ( by John 0.
"Wilson and Fred II. Illploy upon property
owned by Kllra Korsa Adolph under a mort
gage for ? 1,030.
Adolph Kastner ibegan a suit against C. A.
Cox , E. A. Wlchham and Andy Kastner on a
note fop $175.
Lily camp , No. 1 , Iloyal Neighbors of
America , elected the following officers for
1S9S : Mrs. Lenora Canning , oracle ; Mrs.
Anna Smith , vice oracle ; Mrs. Liura J. Mor
ris , recorder ; Mrs. Annai M , Boyer , receiver ;
Mrs. Ida Selby , chancellor ; Mrs. Carrlo Bar
low , marshal ; Mrs. Alllo Aust'a , Inner sen-
ttnol ; Mrs. Viola Clisse. outer sentinel ; Mrs.
Nora Horror , manager ; Dr. Susan McQ. Snyder -
der , physician.
SKCS A u\K\V I\SAM HOSPITAL
r Committee VIxllH Clit-ro-
lieo mill SPCH < lii > Xctv UutlilliiCH.
'CHEROKEE ' , la. , iDec. 31. ( ( Special. ) The
committee of the Towa lelgslaturo appolntei
two years ago to Investigate nil the state
Institutions has been .making1 . an Investlga
tlon of the unfinished Insane hospital hero
this ivcek. An effort Is to bo made to secure
cure an appropriation of $279,000 for the
completion of the hospital at once , which
with the appropriation of $309,000 for tlio
buildings which has not yet been paid out
will make an. Immense -sum to1" bo paid ou
on this work In the next two years. Th
committee has visited the other hospitals o
the state and will recommend that this on
bo finished and .bo made ready for use a
soon as possible. " .Whether , " said Repre
sentatlvo 'Mcrrlara , "with the present stat
of the state's finances the legislature wll
see fit to make the appropriation I canno
cay , but the present facilities for taking
care of our insane arc entirely Inadequate. "
The committee has so far visited sixteen
of the state Institutions. It has yet to vlsl
the iMltchellvlllo school for girls and ! th
Benedict school of DCS 'Molncs.f It will -mak
Us rcpoit to tlio legislature during the flrs
week of the session.
Something as to the size of the Cherokc
asylum may bo gathered from the followln
figures , which wcro furnished by the super
intendent of construction , 'R. ' A. Lewis , am
include only such materials so far used am
not of the building as It will .bo . 'when com
Among the larger Items are ( brick , lime
cement , sand , flreprooflng , steel , slate and
stone. Of common brick there wcro 8,200-
000 , or 1,366 carloads ; face brick , 1,190,000 ,
or 108 cars ; flrcpooflng , 4,272 tous , or 213
cars ; structural steel , 1,200 tons , or CO cars ;
cement , 208 tons , or 28 cars ; lime , 940 teas ,
or 94 cars ; slate , 1,100 squares , or GO cars ;
sandstone , 0 cars ; jasper , 22 oars ; water ,
340,000 .gallons . ; glass , 36,000 lights , or 1C
tons ; lumber , 9 cars ; galvanized Iron , 45
tons ; copper plate , 14 tons ; lead , 4 tons ;
sokler , 2 tons ; putty , 6 tons ; oakum , 200
bales ; ralllwork , G cars. 'All ' the material
was hauled by team a distance of a mile
and a lialf. The committee ( members were
unanimous In saying that when completed
the Cherokee asylum , would too the finest
building in the state.
Mi\y IlcconiLMillionaire. .
OTTUMWA , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special. )
George Bartow , editor of the Slgournoy Re
view , a small country weekly , Is In Phila
delphia at present representing his mother
at a meeting of the heirs of her great grand
father's estate. The outcome of the meet
ing may result In making George's mother a
millionaire. Ono hundred and six years ago
Mru. Barlow's great grandfather. Jacob
Baker , leased a largo tract of land which ho
owned In the heart of Philadelphia. The
lease expired six years ago. Through all
that hundred years the rentlngs accumulated
In ono of the banks until at the expiration
of tbo Icaso the total reached the grand
figure of $100,000,000 In cold cash. The real
estate from which this Immense fortune has
been earned has swelled In value with the
advancement and growth ot that big city
until It Is now worth $200,000,000. Besides
this there Is an estate In Germany valued at
$37,500,000 , which belongs to the same family.
This makes a grand fortune of $337,600,000
to bo divided among the Baker heirs. Mrs.
Barstow's share will bo between $000,000 nnd
$1COO,000. The meeting which Is now being
acid will make a final .division of the estate.
You n ir llnrwlnr CiiiiRlit.
ATLANTIC , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special Tele-
Brain. ) Undoubtedly the 'burglarizing ' of the
stores ana residents of Atlantic Is at an
end for a tlmo at least , as A'lonzo ' Helms , a
colored youth 18 years of age , was arrested
lute this evening. Ono charge of rifling itho
Windsor hotel cash drawer is certain , oa
the authorities have all the evidence neces
sary. Ho la also suspected of entering at
night and appropriating itho contents of cash
drawers In Pressnall's confectionery store ,
C. L. Smlth'B grocery arjd Conrad's ehoo
Btore , Money was the only object , as noth
ing clso was disturbed. Of late ho lias been
spending money freely , the amounts se
cured ranging from a few cents to $15.
Iii lliuiIcliiK ClrHeH.
ATLANTIC , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special , ) Next
Monday papers will bo drawn up and a deal
closed by which W. B. Simpson , banker of
Marno , will bo given posscslon of the New
Exchange bank ot Marno , January 8. John
W , Gray of Extra , president of the Exchange
bank has sold him the good will , fixtures and
new brick building la which the bank Is elt-
New Xewmmiier nt ICeoUuU.
KEOKUK , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special. ) It Is
rumored hero that arrangements are being
perfected for a new evening dally newspaper
In this city , to bo backed by local repub
llcaca , , " r
\DS \ is IOWA
leminlscences RegriOrilirig : the Burlington In
Its Early. Days.
OLD TIMERS .AND THEIR WAYS
1.1 no n Nolnlilc
fit ( tie Cltlm nild
TCMVIIX ThcKrtlil MCML Who
AVcre OH the
Twenty-eight years ago It was that the
irst passenger train was run Into Council
Huffs over the Uurllnslou road , says the
Creston Gazette. The closing of this year
vltnc scs an anniversary for this great line
ot road through Iowa. In the same year
Crcston was founded. Two Important events
in the history cf southwest Iowa , the com-
ilctlon of a. great line cf railroad across U.o
earless state of Iowa , nnd the founding of
n prosperous , progressive city. The history
f the two Infants o'f more than a quarter
century ago Is closely Inlcrwoven. They
lave traveled hand In hand to greatness and
m ortance until now both are factors In
ho progress and development of this part of
ho west. The interests of the two have been
nnd are still mutual. One has prospered -with
ho other , for docs not Creston depend largely
now , as she ever has , upon the 'llurllngton
route for aid cad encouragement ? W'hon ' < ho
Jhlcago , IJurllngton & Qulncy has prospered
here has been progress In the busy little
city , but when the 'business ot 'the ' corpora-
Ion lags then It Is that Creston feels the
ihange. They have traveled together until
he twenty-eighth mlle stone has been
reached , and still the future looks 'bright anil
That was a notable event which occurred
ate In the year I860 when at a point abouf
midway between Malvcrn and Hastings the
ast sulko was driven and the last rail laid ,
connecting the Father ot Waters on the east
vlth the Dig Muddy on the west and Unking
Council Dluffs and Oma'aa with cahtcrn corn-
norclal centers another band of steel. Dur-
ng the entire summer of 1SC9 work had been
nushed from both ends of the line , the nva-
erial for tlio reid west ot the meeting point
laving been conveyed over another road to
Council Dluffs and hcme to the front by a
D. & M. construction crew. From Atton
west the work had been going on for more
han a year , the last fifty or sixty miles had
jeon built Ui a very few months. At that
, lme It was a great felt of remarkable railroad
nillulng , nnd late In t'jo fall ot 1SG9 the
Ino was completed to Pacific Junction , cmd
: ho D. & M. ncoplo were enabled to run
. .mlna Into Council Uluffs , the Kinsas City ,
St. Joseph & Council1 Bluffs tracks being
used between the Junction and Council Dluffs.
History tells us the driving of the last spike
was celebrated In duo form with great cere
monies , and subsequent development have
proven that the occasion was In every way
Worthy and none too great was the observance
of one of the greatest events which ever
occurred in the southwest portion of the
Hawkeye state. ,
TUB OLD 'TIMERS.
But few of the men who wcro present
when the rails were-connected near Hastings
are hero today. Most of them have passed
from the stage of action. Their labors hero
arc done. They have left records of lives
well lived , duties notyly performed. They
wcro railroad pioneers of this part of thd
west , the forerunners of civilization , as It
were. Daniel Scullen , deceased/ had helped
to build the line. He was at that time an
old engineer , having been's'cnt to the front
front the east to pull 'p. cnpstructlon train.
His fireman was Abe Wordcn , who was killed
In a wreck on the H. & 8. a few years ago.
Andy Johnson was another engineer who had
done construction' work nt tho1 frontr We
also had been sent- from the cast portion of
the B. & M. with an eight-wheel engine to
haul tics and Iron. Jack Boyd , another pioneer
neer railroad man , now deceased , had been
In the construction department and history
tells us that this good old man handled the
maul which dro o the last spike. These men
have crossed over the silent river to thd
world beyond , but they are not forgotten by
the old-timers who are vet ou the staco of
When the line was completed Dan Scullen
was placed in charge of the engine depart
ment at Council Dluffs , and his fireman ,
Abs Warden , was promoted , being given a
yard engine. Warden run the No. 2 , named
"J. C. Hall , " for all C. & ( M. engines were
named then. The No. 1 was the "Burllng >
ton. " When the B. & M. engines were re
numbered for the Chicago , 'Burlington ' &
Qulncy the Burlington was numbered 234
and the J. C. Hall 235. Both are now mon
ster ten-wheelers , far different from the
1 and 2 ot a quarter century ago. Scullen
did not like the duties of a master mechanic
and he was soon given a passenger run be
tween Creston and Council ( Bluffs , a run he
held down many years and until ho was com
pelled to glvo it up because of ill health and
old age. His fireman for three or four yea
in the early seventies was Jack Bamuelsoti ,
now a successful farmer residing Just north
ot Spauldlng. Andy Johnson was also given
a passenger run on the west end nnd he
pulled the mall until early In the eighties ,
when poor health compelled him. to take a.
lighter run. Dan Scullen and George Web
ster , Jr. , now on the St. Joseph passenger
run , pulled express while the mall train , ? on
the west end were pulled by Andy Johnson
nnd John Kennedy. Uncle George Webster
was In charge of the engine department at
the Bluffs , but ho was afterward transferred
to Creston. Undo George could not bo con
tent off on engine , so ho was given a run
on the main line , being succeeded by James
Butler , now at Laramlo. Wyo.
OLD TIME ENGINES.
Ini the early dayc ; of this line engines and
oars were small. Eight wheelers weighing
thirty tons were monsters , while the largest
freight oirs were of twelve tons capacity.
From ' 70 to ' 7C the express trains were made
ub of only four small cars , while the trains
consisted of a combination postal and bag
gage car , at smoker ; aad ono or two ordinary
coaches , And the trains were not heavily
loaded , for tbo country was e arsely settled
and travel was rather light. There were no
ibranchcs or feeders to the B. & M. , except
he Red Oak & Nebraska City line , which
was built soon , after the main line was
opened. The Crcston and Hopkins branch
wan built In ' 72 or ' 73 and after this other
coders were constructed. For several years
hero were no larger engines on the line than
slxtccn-lach cylinders and most of the pas
senger locomotives had fl'ftcen-lnch ' cylinders.
There were no automatic air brakes and no
safety couplers. All the braking was done
1 > y htad and the "Johnson bar" wes used tea
a considerable extent , j Injectors were un
known and old fashioned ) plunger pumra
were uncd. Hemp w < as.Jused to paek pistons
valve stems and piimpfplungcrs and "pack-
Ing" while oa the sd6 | Irack wa of frequent
occurrence. Even hanrL-brakes were used to
handle passenger .trains for several years
and when straight air oinie into uae rallroai
men thought they had'a snap. A few wood
burner engines were nent west from Bur.
llngton , but this notbqlng ; a wooden country
they were soon changed to coal burners. AI
engine * at that tlmq , wfro "brass foundries'
dome , eandi box , belli ( bind around the1 boiler
and cylinders being cnaed with brass. Scour
Ing brass was a favorite ' pastime with fire
men. , ' ,
Thoflo pioneer cngyjeq were -well oired for
Crows all had regular locomotives and inos
ot thorn had regular runs. Engines were no
cxpecto ! to make over 3,000 miles per month
and 2,000 was a fair monthly mileage. It wa
generally supposed that a locomotive wo
something like a horse and needed sovera
hours' rcwt after a hundred-mile run. Sue !
a < ttilng aa doubling at both ends ot the d1
vision was almost unknown , cod an ordlnar
freight train would bo held In the yard ttia
an engine might bo slowly cooled down
washed out and her machinery wiped clean
Every engineer "owned" Wa engine end th
reverse lever was only uscdl to make emergency
gency stops to keep out of a way car. Flremc
took great prlJo la keeping "their engine
clean end moat locomotives were almost a
neat aa an ordinary parlor , Pictures wcr
hung In the cab , there were email mlrrora
oil cloth in front cf .the gcat ' boxes and It
Xact everything neat and tasty. Firemen wh
did not keep their engines clean obovo the
rumlng beard and In the cab soon lost their
petition * . The machinery f all cnglntvi was
well cleaned each and every 4rlp , ten or
twelve wipers being cm | > lojcd io. the Crcpton
round hcuso for this purpose , llunnlng an
engine twenty-five years ago \\cio nice , clean
work , good pay , with plenty of rest , cod firing
was not at all bad ,
FIRST HEAVY UXGINES.
The first heavy engines to be sent Io the
Iowa division wcro the 223 , 229 and 230. The
S2S and 229 wcro used to pull express on the
nitWlo division. 1 Fuller , now fuel Inspec
tor , run the 229 and Jchn Francis , now railroading
reading in Ohio , had the 22S. D.in Scullen
pulled express with the 230 on the west end.
These were also the first black engines on
the line. They were nicely painted and
striped , with brass bands , and 'brass around
the runnlnc boards , ibut no brass on dome ,
sand box or ollnders. Soon other sevcn-
tccn-lnch cylinders came nnd 'by 18SO there
Were a number of this class If engines. Con
solidated engines or "hogs" were first seen
In Crcston In 1881 , when the 325 and 320 wcro
sent here. Others were sent a few months
later and In a couple of years "hogs" wcro
cmlto plentiful. At first thcso ' 'hogs" wcro
run only In daylight and iioldom. were they
allowed to RO on a side track. iKIghteen miles
per hour was supposed to be their limit ot
speed , 'but ' soon they wcro fired down hill
Just like light engines , and before many
months had passed moguls wcro doing
switching * at any and all stations nnd taking
their turns In and out with eight-wheelers.
When this class of engines first came into
use on , this line three ibrakemeu were on
every mogul train. The firemen wcro given
ctackcd coal. 'Soon ' A change was raado and
two firemen were 'put ' ot > every mogul , the
second man assistingiwlth the braking. This
was continued until the "hogs" wcro
equipped with air pumps nnd brakes , when
the second man was done away with.
Heavy TlninnKo Stilt.
tTRESTON , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special. ) Daniel
Klingcnsmlth , a well known 'Platto ' township
farmer , has been made the defendant in a
$5,000 damage suit , instituted by Wclby
I'olcn , The suit is 'the ' sequel ot an arrest
that occurred last November , when Kllngcn-
smlth had Polcn arrested for assault wllh
Intent to rob. Polcu was dismissed of the
charge , when the case Came to trial , for
want of evidence. IIo now retaliates and
has Klingcnsmlth sued In the sum mentioned
for false arrest , anxiety of peace of mind
and Injury to reputation. The case will
come up In the January term of the district
Union County KiirmerN tn licet.
CRESTON , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special. ) The
program has been almost completed for the
farmers' Institute to bo held In this city
for two days , commencing January 19. The
present plans call for a very Interesting two-
day program with a lecture by some noted
agricultural speaker on Wednesday evening.
The subjects selected ifor discussion are all
timely and of special interest to the farming
population. Able men are to read papcis
and lead the discussions and they will be
able to imvart valuable Information to their
neighbors and farmer brethren.
Witter Stiiijil > - SliorJ.
iCJRlESTON , la. , "Dec. " 31. ( Special. ) Never
In the history of the city has the water sup
ply been so short as at present. The Cres
ton Water Works company has been obliged
to discontinue serving the railroad company ,
Its largest consumer , and has shut off private
consumers. Enough water has "been " retained
In Summit lake to protect the city from
fire. Yesterday half an Inch of water fell ,
which Increased the supply some , but not
enough to do much good. Well diggers are
profiting , and people are getting water wher
ever they can.
Vny rWnntnl fur Iiijnrlcx.
NEOLA , la. , Dec. 31. ( Special. ) Suit has
been commenced against the Rock Island
Railroad company by Jennie Kasslng for
JIO.OOO damages for injuries received while
setting oft a train at this place. The train
started suddenly .and eho wau thrown to the
IOVTIL Fit nil Xotc.s.
Cholera Is causing losses In the herds ot
hogs at Waverly ,
dishing creamery butter sells for the top
price on the New York market.
Shelby county farmers will" have , a farm
ers' Institute In Irwin February 1 and 2.
Goarco Danforth has bcon haullntr Ir.ida
' . corn to Sloan which weighed 8,000 pounds.
Kossuth county farmers report the yield ot
orn In that county the past season at thirty
> ushcls an acre.
A company Is .being . formed to buy or Icaso
ic .woolen mill at Bloomfield that has been
llo several years.
Of. J. Coombs of Sergeant "Bluffs " has killed
hog which weighed 590 pounds , although It
as onlyi 18 months old.
iA iManson man , advertises to trade a well
or a milch cow , but xtacs not stipulate as to
hlch party is to remove the well.
Wheat sold tn Ida Grove for $1 a ibushel
ast week. The wheat sold for this price
as to a Minnesota purchaser for seed pur-
H. Braash of Cherokee county lost six head
f cattle last week and Investigation showed
hat they ! had becm poisoned by eating mus-
Over $300 worth of butter has been stolen
rom the Dowar creamery recently , all being
aken in small lots , 'by someone having a
tey to'tho creamery.
James Hughes of Page county has seventy
icad of fine cattle ho will soon put on feed.
Io reports all cattle as having done well In
hat part of the state.
A Fremont farmer says that the rubbing
of the trunks of young fruit trees with the
todyof a dead rabbit Is a sure protection
against destruction from rabbits.
Fred E. "White " , candidate for governor on
ho free silver ticket in Iowa last year , says
hat for the last fifteen years his sales of
lock from his farms have averaged from
$15,000 to $18,000.
Robert illall , living1 on the line between
) ecatur and 'Ringgold ' counties , has recently
lunk a well 270 feet deep , In which the water
rose to within seventy-five feet of the sur-
aco. The water Is excellent.
lown. 1'rvHM 'Cuiiiiiicnl. '
Davenport Republican : The change to a
atato board of control Is advocated on the
; round that It will eave the state something
Iko $200,000 a year.
Sioux City Republican : It is the popular
thing nowadajs to expand the thorax freely
and then at the top of your voice cry "fad ! "
at everything that displeases you.
Cedar Rapids 'Republican ' : The State
Teachers' association passed a resolution to
the effect that the county superintendent's
ofllco should be taken out of politics and that
: ho term ot ofllco should bo four years. The
last might bo easily brought about , but aa
for taking It out of politics , please give UK
the "how" of the matter.
Atlantic Telegraph : Tbo Iowa legislature
will convene January 10 , when the work
will fsoon commence in , earnest as tlio pros
pect now Is that there will bo no delay In
Mr. Magee !
A Montana Man Has No Use for
Drowning , Montana , Sept. 1 , ' 07.
Eureka Chemical and Mofg. Co , , La Crouic.
Gentlemen I have used no tobacco since I
took UACO.CURO two ycam ago last
March , end have no desire to. My weight
lins gone up IromlGOpounds to 105 pouudo ,
and I never felt better In 1117 life.
T1IOB. IJ , MAGHli.
Mr. Macce felt that tobacco was hurtlne
him and took IIACO-CUHO. Like all who
have uied this kindly vegetable antidote , he
la permanently weaucd from tobacco und
has 110 desire to return to It. The wonder
ful part of a cure from 11ACO-CUKO ii that
It removes every trace of nicotine In the ey
tern , leaving It as free as/It / wn before the
first imokc or chew. T/rlte for froo/i cj
turn , iVe give a written guarantee to
cure permanently any lease with three
boxes , or refund the nibney..OOc. or $1
a box , three buics ( guaranteed cure ) $ ' < i.DO ,
Druggist everywhere. or/HUKUKA / CHBM.
1CAL , AND Mfil'O. CO./LA. / CROBBB. WIB ,
orgtnltAtlon , There Is a disposition ( o ccpu *
pmlzo A * closely * Rood Judgment will juJ-
tlfy. The ftrralon should not bo A lone ; ono
and should bo characterized ns a business
session from beginning \ end.
Dra Molncs Iuulor : Throe years ARO Town
wta greatly exalted over the Russian thistle ,
nnd the legislature hurried throtiRh n dras
tic mctuuro for Its destruction , And congrras
WAS petitioned to Appropriate $1,000,000 to
Assist In staying the pest. Hut Instead of
being ix pest , the thistle Is proving n bless
ing to the arid states of the west. Nebraska
farmers nro now fccdlilg It for hay , with , it
Is said , good results.
Free I'llli. '
Send your address to ! I , E. HucWen ft Co , ,
Chicago and get a free sample box of Dr.
King's New Mfo Tills. A trial will convince
you ot their merits. These pills arc easy in
action nnd Are particularly effective In the
cure of Constipation and Sick Headache.
For Malaria and Liver troubles they IMVO
been proved Invaluable. They Are guaranteed
to bo pcrfcctuly free from every deleterious
substance and to bo purely vegetable. They
do not weaken by their action , but by giving
tone to the stomach and bowels greatly In *
vlgorato the system. Regular size , 25c per
box. Sold by > Kuhn & Co. , druggist.
STATII on.Mcnnss DIPLOMATS.
Invnilnii tit lllliutlH by Itmn MMUIn
SPRINQli-IRLD , III. , Dec. 31. The report
of Governor Drake of Iowa on the Invasion
ot the state of Illinois by a company of the
Iowa National Otard was received by Gov
ernor Tanner today. The investigation was
made by Adjutant General Henry A. Wright ,
and the report Is a lengthy document. Flrt
Is on explanation of iho causes leading to
the disturbance at Kultoti , III , , the moving
of the head ollleo ot the Modem Woodmen
from Fulton to Rock Island on August 13.
The report rays :
"Company li , Iowa National Guard , Is lo
cated at Lyons , in mlle from Fulton. A part
ot the company hearing a report ot the con
flict did assemble at the armory In Lyons
without orders , and proceeded In uniforms
and bearing guns to the end. ot the Lyons
brldgo and remained there during the even
ing. Lieutenant Hollcran of the company
assisted the city marshal and the mayor to
distribute guns , but denies distributing guno
or rides belonging to company L. "
Persons mnktag affidavit to Governor Tan
ner that company I invaded Illinois sell did
not claim to bo personally acquainted wll'.i
the men wearing uniforms , or to have
adopted such examinations of guns to assure
them that their weapons belonged to the
Lycos company. Business men of Fulton
deny knowledge of rlflca belonging to the
Iowa guard being used In the disturbance ,
Captain Root and Lieutenant Hollcran make
anidavlts denying allegations of the Rock
Adjutant General Wright says In con
clusion : "I have como to the opinion that
the Iowa National Guard guns were not scca
In Fulton on the night of August 13 , nor
wcro any members of the Iowa National
Guard there In uniform , nor In any other
capacity than that of citizens. "
DISCUSS THIS 'JIO MIS V QUESTION.
Topla CoiiNlricrril ! > > Ilie
merican Keoiiomlu AxNoctutlnn.
CLEVELAND , O. , Dec. 31. Questions of
finance claimed the attention ot 'tho Ameri
can Economic association at the closing ses
sion of Its annual meeting ' . < hts morning.
The subject ICT discussion was "Tlio Prob
lem cf the Reform of 'the ' Currency. " This
dlrcusalon was opened > by Prof. F. W. Tauslg
ot Harvard university , wlio-ibj-ganby an
alyzing and explaining Secretary Uatsirs HJ *
port. Ho explained the three salient points :
First , the issue cf cow 2 4 per cent in ex
change for the present 4 and G per cent
bonds , with itho possibility of some frceJi
and Independent Issues of 2V& per cent ; sec-
ouj , < the change In the terms of national
bank Issues ; 'third ' , "the " new arrangement
as to the , treasury. The Important changes ;
in the speaker's opinion , are the second and
At Hlho conclusion of Prof. Tauslg's address
Horace White of New York read a paper
upon the reform of the currency , outlining
thp present national ibanking system. He
predicted ; ithat the abolition of the 10 TIVT
cent tax on state 'banks would promote
'the "gold 'brick" Industry In 'banking. He
commended the Canadian system in bank-
Ex-Congrereman A. G. Warner followed ,
saying there Is no such thing as an elastic
currencj * .
Mr. H. P. Drcckenrldco of Toronto closed
'tho ' discussion , giving eomo banking sta
tistics and the convention adjourned sine
The next convention will probably bo told
at Now Haven , Conn.
ClifcnKn'it Low IH-ndi Itiiic.
CHICAGO , Dec. 31. The city of Chicago
for the year closing today shows a death
rate the lowest on record in this or nny
other city of more than 200.000 inhabitants.
The rate is less than fourteen to 1,000 or
perfectly met in
There may be
'soaps ' , but nom
jbetter. / / 11 ab
solutely pure. For
the bath it is
pleasant , sooth
ing and delight
one soap that
must choose be-
My Mama MIne
A HEALTHY WIFE
Iaa HusbamVo Inspiration
A sickly , Imlf'dcad-and-nltro womnrV
especially when she is the mother of k" i
family , is a damper to all
in the home.
of some hus
If a woman
tires her ,
dcrily in the
night with a
fcoling of suffocation nnd nlnrm , she
must nt ouco regain her strength.
It matters not where she lives , she
cnn write a letter. Mrs. Phihhnm ,
bf Lynn , Mass. , will reply promptly
and without charge. The following
Shows the power of Lydla E. 1'ink *
ham's Vegetable Compound , accom
panied with n , letter of advice :
" Dear Mrs. Plnkhanv. I have suf
fcrcd for over two years with falling,1
enlargement and ulccratlon of the
Womb , nnd this spring , being In such a
Weakened condition , caused mo to How
for nearly six months. Some .tlmo
ago , xirged by friends , I wrolo to you
for advice. After \jslug the treatment - > ,
which you ad
vised for n short
time , that ter
[ stopped. I am
health * ,
than I have
had for the past ton years. J
I wish to say tonll distressed 1
suffering women , do not suffer longer , I
when thcro is ono so kind and willing J
to aid you. " MRS. P. S. BENNETO , Wcst-
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Chclic ! tcr' Pnelltli Diamond
* * w o m * * H e o IB
OrlfElnnl nnd Only Genuine *
> Arc , ftlwajH reliable. I.ADICB tik
' " " 'it for CMcketttrt KntjUt\ ' " -
-.j , rileawUhblu 'rt on. TnUo
fioli b.vll Loc
COTE . _ . .
TJ Bio O for unnnturU
dl ch rje . inOnmni tlon ,1
Irrltatlcns or nlcerstlonri
_ _ 'of ' mucous niombranei. '
irnViDu'eontxioo. P ! aUii , end not attrla.
OT seat la plain wrtpwr ,
\ > 1 txproM , pftpald , cea
u\tg - i & * $
Owing to its fine , full , mellow.
flavor , \vhiakoycommantlathohigh-J
cst price in barrels ( to wholesale deal-
era ) of any brand now on the market ,
and ii tlio basis of most of the bottled
tled blended whiskey now BO extensively
Rottlcd nt tlio Distillery wttti an absolute ,
( junranty of Purity and Original Coudillou ,
The consumer buyintr this the only ,
distillery bottlliiR ot MOUNT VEUNON ( lit
SQUARH Bottles , each bearing tlio Num
bered Guaranty Label ) sccuics the lilgli-
oat ( trade ot IHiro Ityo Whiskey In Its natural
condition , mitlrcly free from adulteration
with cheap spirits nnil flavorings ,
FOR MEDICINAL USE
it lins ( ho Indorsement nf the most prominent
physicians throughout Mm United btutos. ' . ,
For Sale by All Kolluble Dealers.
OOUNOIL BLUFFS WANTS *
DWISLMNQS , FHUIT , FARM AND GARDEN
lands for ealo or rent. Day & Hess. 34 Pearl
MONKY TO IXAN IinDUCED IIATI3 ON
first-class Improved farm" nnd Inside city 1
property. Apply to Jus. N. Cassaily , jr. , 221
Instructions. Albln Ilup.tcr , etudln
333 Uroadway. German method
ot Dresden Conservatory.
J. W. SQUIRE. CITY AND FAUM LOANS. (
FOR SAtU , AT A HAHQAIN , A SUALT * BUT ,
well established nnil remunerative mercantile
ImsInctB. Inquire of D. W. Otis , 133 1'carl
St. . Council llluffa. In.
Not from a financial standpoint exactly
butfrce from the defects lound in the
average heating system ,
Steam and Hot Wafer Heating
All the leading Incandescent , Gas
Burners and Mantels , numbing
202 Main and
203 1'imrl St.
COUNCIL HLUI'TS , IOWA.
King of them all , with the best mantle and chlmnev made *
Burns loss < ; as and makes more light than any other lamp In
he market. 3TEPHAN BROS. , 529 Bvvay.
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