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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY. JANUARY 17. 1888 , THE DAILY BEE , COUNCIL BLUFFS. OFFICE -ttO. 12 , PEAUb 8TKEET Delivered by carrier In any part of the city ot twrnty cents per wek. It. W TII.TOM. Manager. 'J'rir.KI'HONEBl ncpiNFfs OrricT , No. 43. NIOIIT KIJITOH No. SI. MINOR MENTION. N. Y. PlumblriK Co ! llcltcr , tailor , Fall goods cheap. Good coal ; full weight ( , 'uarant ceil C. H. Lumber Co. , 000 Main tit. Tel. i57. ! Parties of 15 or 120 nhould order Wil liam Lewla' bitf sleigh , 41 ! ) Broadway. The degree teams of the I. O. O. P. willcivo their grand ball nt Masonic temple next Friday evening. ' . R. Jones was yesterday moving his . , . . rdware stock from Main street to the My. iter block on upper Broadway. Ji call is made for n freight confer- ice of business men from the various C.ties of the Htuto , to bo held in Des Molncfl January JJ5. Regular communication of Bluff City lodge , No. 71 , F. &JA. M. , this Tuesday evening. Work in third degree. Visit ing brethren cordially invited. By order of the W. M. The Evans reception next Thursday afternoon will bo given by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Evans , at their residence on Sixth avenue. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Bert Evans will give a dancing party. II. S. Jones , who is said to bo ono of the finest art critics in the west , is stop ping at the Kiel hotel , and cxnre > bcs himself as wonderfully pleased wi'th the new interior decorations of that place. The grocery firm of Swan & Harmon is no more. The stock at No. 11 Main btrcet has passed into the hands of J. J. Fearon. Mr. Fearon has had years of practical experience in this line of business , and his coining to the city is a decided acquisition to the commercial interests of the city. The case of Quirk , the confidence man , will come up again to-morrow. It is probable that ho will bo bound over to the grand jury. The principal witnes-s against him , Lorenz , does not weaken in the least , but is as positive as over that Quirk is ono of the men who-victimi/.ed him. Hall , the other urpok , fumes im patiently about the city jail , bemoaning the loss of his liberty. Comi > laint is made of the dangerous condition of Main street whore the dirt tramway crosses it. The roadbed of the tramway is narrow , and it has been cleared out , leaving deep piles of btiow on each side , so that it resembles a nar- low ditch , In which heavily loaded wagons , or fast rolling vehicles are liable to got crippled , and passengers injured. More gradual approaches tire needed to the crossing. Papers wore Hied at the recorder's ollico yesterday for the organixation of a new association at Mindcn , to be known as the Vorein Germania. The object of the association is to provide for its members during sickness , and to furnish all possible comfqrts. The executive committee is composed of several of the bestf citi/.ens of Miiulen , and there is no doubt of the ultimate success of the organi/ation. John Hardymartin , aged eleven years , son of Joseph Hardymartin , of Miiulen , died quite suddenly Sunday night at the home of his aunt , Mrs. Kline , No. 931 upper Broadway. The boy came hero the llrst of the present month to attend the Catholic school. Ho was taken ill last Wednesday , but his condition was not deemed alarming until Sunday. The physician in attendance gave it as hi opinion that a clot in the heart caused death. A force of farmers reached this city yesterday afternoon , after working for lour days to get here. During this time they have broken out but twelve miles of road , as the drifts were by no means few nor far between. This blockade is the result of Thursday's storm , and these farmers started to break out 11 road to the city on Friday morning. Some parts of the county are still snowbound , but roads will soon bo opened and the usual means of commu nication re-established. Splendid liuNincss Opening For the right man who has a capital of $10,000. For full information call on or address Forrest Smith , 14 Pearl st. Council Bluffs , la. Personal Paragraphs. W. L. Swan left for Denver last even ing.William William F. Ballard , of Avoca , was at the Pacific yesterday. The "Daddy Nolan" company are quartered at the Ogdon. George W. Thompson is quite seri ously ill with pneumonia. CapUUn D. B. Clark left for Cedar Rapids yesterday morning. Mrs. Orr , wife of Colonel Orr , of Hnr- dindalo , is quite seriously ill. John Bono loft for St. Louis yesterday afternoon over the Wabash. Low Dale went to Sioux City yester day morning for a brief visit. C. R. Johnson , of the Kansas City Times , was a guest tit the Pacific yester day.Tho The chief and several members of the Sioux City fire department Sundaycd in the BlutTs. Squire Barnett loft for Logan yester day morning , where ho is subpoenaed as a witness. A. B. Davenport , chief clerk of the Millard hotel of Omaha , was at the Ogden yesteriay. A. W. Askwith , of Avocn , was in the city yestoroay , but returned home on the evening train. J. C. Blanehard , deputy state oil inspector specter , has changed nis headquarters from this place to Sioux City. Harry Curtis , late secretary of the Y. M. C. A. hero , and now of St. Joseph , is in the city for a few days' stay. J. J. Brown , an extensive railroad I contractor of this city , loft lust evening for Denver , over the Union Pacific. ' Thomas Bowman loft for Washington , D. C. , and other eastern points Sunday oven ing. Ho will be absent about two weeks. J. Hniley Bradley , of Chicago , of the firm of David Bradley & Co. , spent Sun day In this city as the guest of W. W. Loomis. A nice boy baby came to the happy homo of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Flaglor , 710 1'ierco street , Friday night , January 13 , and received a hearty welcome. The severe and probably fatal illness of Colonel R. 1' . Sealey is reported. For three weeks and moro ho has been con fined to his home on Bancroft. Hit allliction is of a dropsical nature. Maurice and C. B. Bridgoman started for Sheboygan Falls , Wis. , yesterday moining over the Northwestern witli ' the remains of their father. The other BOH , Frank B. . left for his homo ul Peoria , 111. R. Hoist , who started last week to join his family in California , was delayed nl Salt Lake City , frpm which place IK reports the .weather as frigid , the thor inomoter being on Tuesday , the date he wrote , 40 degrees below , and on the 'night before 5 degrees worse than that' ' Money tO'loau,1 W. Si Cooper.1' , ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' , . * * * vm ' i a * f * * BRANCH COURT AT AVOCA , Some Want It to Got Now Grafts' Others to Lop it Off. ACCIDENT AT THE TRANSFER A rirnkcninii Itmlly Injured Koine Frosty KxperlcMic'cis Presentation to Dr. Phclps 1'rizcg nt tlic I'ooj > le > Htnrc. The Avnca Court. The onvioiiH fcellnjr between the enht end of the county and the west end , the talk of dividing the county , and nil the ( llncusHioiiH cliihturing about UIB | mutter , have rested PO quietly and for so long that it seemed they were to bo buried forever. It now appears thai they have not been dead , nor sleeping very feoundly. The branch court held at Avoca is the present bone of contention , which is beinu' quietly but earnestly gnawed. A movement has been started by which the legislators are to bo urged to secure a fair expression of the people of this county as to their deniro to have such a branch maintained. It is claimed that the Avoca court is more ornamental to Avoca than useful to the rest of the county. There are many detail * clustering about this main plea for abolishing the Avoca court. Some have doubts about the legality of a lien on a judgment entered at Avoca , and not entered hero , this being the county beat. There are other legal questions , or doubts , which are given as causes why there should be but one court of record , and that at the county seat. It is also urged that the court at Avocii is an expense which is not warranted ; that the docket is swelled with petty cases , which make a greater showing than the actual litigation warrants ; that many cae are appealed from jus tice courts , which would be settled on the judgment of the lower court , mid to the advantage of the litigants , if not to the attorneys , were the appeals to betaken taken to the district court here. It in said that some of the oilier towns of the county are a little jealous of Avoca , and that they object to paying extra taxes for the sake of giving Avoca a branch court to use for local advertis ing and for local advantage so largely. These towns will join in the olTort to have the term nt Avoca abolished , by a repeal of the law providing for the pres ent arrangement. It is stated that one of the moving causes for the present activity is a move ment on the part of Avocii citizens to secure more of the county scat accommo dations rather than let go of what they have. Keport has it that they have formed a committee to secure from the legislature a law providing for a dep uty county recorder to be located at Avoca. and to have the court enlarged so that criminal cases may DO tried there as well as civil cases ; also that .a grand jury mnv bo impanelled. The move for more of the county seat has stirred up a feeling that a stop must bo put to the matter , or else there will either be a double barrelled county seat , or a division of the county. Workers on each side arc quietly planning and counselling , and it will not be long before some open act will cause the questions involved to come before the public for general discussion again. There are several important features to the controversy , for such it will doubtless become , and careful con sideration should bo given them. The bar association has taken steps to got the Avoca court abolished , and Avoca will contest this bitterly. E. H. Shcafc loans money on chattel security of cver.Y description. Private consulting rooms. All business strictly confidential. Ofllce .500 Broadway , cor ner Main street , up-stairs. On the market for over twenty years. Still the most reliable and the most popular sewing machine made. The light running Domestic. OHico 105 Main st. Domestic patterns at 10-5 Main st. A Ilrnkciunii Injured. An accident occured at the Union Pa cific yards near the transfer about 3 o'clock yesterday morning by which James F. Girard. abrakeman in the em ploy of the company , nearly lost his life. Girard was assisting in making up train for this morning's run , and was standing on the track waiting to make a coupling with an approaching car. Just as the car struck his foot slipped and his hand was caught between the bumpers , holding him fast. Ho was dragged for a distance of several feet , but luckily escaped rolling under the wheels. Ho was taken to the Broad way depot on a locomotive , and from there to his homo at 10UO Seventh street , where Dr. Cleaver , the railroad com pany's physician , was summoned to at tend him. It was found that the pa tient was severely injured about the chest , one rib being broken , and it was also necessary to amputate the third iingor of the left hand. There were se vere bruises about the head and other parts of the body. Girard is about forty years of age and has a family. Ho is an old railroad man. but the accident is not to bo wondered at considering the slip pery condition of the track and the se verity of the weather. It was a narrow escape from a violent death , and it will be some time before ho entirely recov ers from its effects. v For Hale. Wo offer as n special bargain 140 acres , three miles east of the citysuita ble to plat in live and ton aero lots. JOHNSON & VAN FATTEN. 33 Main sc. Guns of all kinds at Odell & Bryant's , 004 S. Main St. - * If you desire to get a now Hall typo writer cheap , ilrop u postal card to H. A. P. , Hun ofllco. A great bargain for the llrst who applies. A Kmldcn Frosty Change. A well dressed gentleman , looking decidedly shivery though under his silk tile , stepped into the olllcoof the Pacific house yesterday morning , and rubbed enough warmth into his hands to bo able to place his signature on the regis try , "A. V. Malia , Montgomery , Ala bama. " "Rather frosty , " remarked the clerk with a pleasant good morning. "Frosty' ) Well rather. I've come straight through from Alabama , just as quick as the trains would bring mo , for 1 had imK ) > rtant business to look after at Sioux City. Yes , it seems rather frosty to mo. When I loft Alabama the thermometer was SO above , and a man could work right out doors in his shirt sleeves , and porfenlro freely. I've only made a change of 118 degrees. FrostyV I'vo been fnuen over since I left St. Louis. Frosty seems rather mild lan guage for mo , but I must say the air is bracing. There's something about it , which I believe I would like bettor than the moist air of the south.if I could only get thawed out enough to' breath , ' ' and ho Milled up close to the big heater as though it was his host friend. One thousand head of one. two nnd three-yenr-old steers for sale. Will give credit to reliable parties. Enquire o A. J. Grecnamayor , G23 Mynstcr st : telephone 121. For best quality coal and wood , call on Gleason , 20 Pearl street. Presented With a Helper. The Chautauqua circle met at their rooms last evening for their usual weekly exercises , questionings and dis cussions. A very pleasing incident of the evening was n presentation ! to the leader , Kev. Dr. Phelps. The gift was a caligraph type-writer , nnd the circle found a votco in that of Mr. Henry Coker , who expressed the sentiments of the members very fittingly. The rev erend recipient was taken completely by surprise , but gracefully accented the situation and the gift. Dr. Phelps is proving n wonderful leader , and the members are enthusiastic over having secured him for this position. They realize that with the many important demands upon his time nnd thought , it is no little sacrifice on his part for him to devote himself so earnestly to this work. The gift by which they sought to give at least a feeble expression to their friendliness was a most appropriate ono , for by the use of the nimble writ ing machine the doctor will iind a sav ing ot time and strength. A Simp. Splendid chance to go into the imple ment business at Beatrice. Nob. Since the history of Beatrice there has never been half so favorable a time as at pres ent. If taken at once will sell the en tire stock of general implements , con sisting of seasonable goods , regardless of cost. Address me at Council BlutTs , la. , or Beatrice , Neb. O. P. McKesson , assignee for W. 1. Shullcnburger. An elegant residence with beautiful grounds for sale. T. B. BALDWIN. A Mght Court. Dave Frees , colored , was the only vic tim who had to face Judge Aylesworth yesterday morning. lie was charged with disturbing the peace at Pralor's restaurant on lower Broadway , was found guilty and asked to contribute $10 , which he was unable to do , and was locked up. Mrs. McAuley appeared and demanded the release' her hus band , who was boarding out a line , as homo was uncomfortable without him during this cold weather. The judge appreciated the situation and ordered his discharge. An Indian was also booked for appearance , but in answer to the judge's inquiries it was elicited that "poor Lo" could not speak a word of Onglish , and the officers had released lim. Ho Avas a sad-looking wreck , and iresented few of the characteristics of , ho noble red man. Ho looked as hough he would soon join his ancestors n the happy hunting grounds. A Illi/.zarcl Experience. Attorney W. W. Bilger , of this city , as one of those who had a lively bli/- ard experience. Ho started from vocn Thursday to return to this city , ilc was driving a spirited team and was ccompanicd by Miss Loine , his sistor- n-law. Some distance from Avoca the itorm struck them in its fury. The icrses became unmanageable and refus- ng to face the storm , turned about and nado a dash for a farm house. When .hut . was reached the team was well ligh exhausted , and the two occupants ) f the cutter nearly perishing. The , 'oung lady fell exhausted in the snow wo or three times in walking from the 'rpnt ' gate to the farm house door. Mr. Bilger had his nose and both sides of "iis face frozen. They had to remain at , ho farm house tour days before a road could bo opened by which they could reach this city. The Deals in Dirt. While there is no marked activity in enl estate there is a steady demand for ivhat are considered the more available properties. The market is healthy and shows no disposition toward an abnor mal boom. Purchasers are conservative nnd yet earnest. For January , with the .cmpcraturo ranging away below the mints where people like to do business , , ho number of transfers is good. Fol- owing are the principal ones recorded yesterday : James Perry to M. C. Perry , part of lot 201 , o. p. Council Bluffs , $4,000. Smith SaundcrstoW. C. Dickey and G. F. Butler , lots 3 , 4 and 6 , "ilk 17. Highland Place , $1,050. J. R. Rico to D. W. Bushnell , lots 1 , 3 , 4 , t > 4 , 2.3 , 26 , and 27' blk 0 , Highland Place , $800. J. J. Shea to Louis Paine , ( of Ohio ) , lot 14 , in blk 22"Ferry's add , * 550. H. G. McGco to J. F. Boll , lot 8 , in blk 8 , Pierce's add , $300. J. W. Squire to John Shinklo , lots 37 and 38 , blk 5 , Squire's add , $800. Common Council. The city council mot last evening in regular session. Present , Mayor Rohror , Aldermen Wells , Metcalf , Kel ler , Danworth , Hammer and Lacy. The council was notified that the firm of Mitchell & Swenoy has been dissolved by mutual consent and grading con tracts now existing have been divided between them. Referred. Two petitions wore presented asking the appointment of an inspector of the dirt banks in the city. The petitions bear the names of about a hundred citi zens. Referred. The official bonds of the recently elected trustees and treasurer of the frco public library were presented and ap proved. On motion Mayor-elect Rohrcr was authorized to sign all bonds and official papers loft unsigned by ex-Mayoi1 Groneweg. On motion the avenue connecting sec tions 30 and 31 was named Gleason ave nue. The Chautauqua circle will hold its regular meeting this evening in its rooms. Carnival Committees. Thocarnivalcommittee met , last even ing in the council chamber. J. W. Peregoy was elected chairman. The day for the visit to Omaha was changed from Thursday to Friday next. The following committees were elected : Management J. W. Porogoy , H. L. Shepherd , T. B. Balkwin , T. J. Evans , Jerome McClintock. Soliciting Theodore Bray , J. G. Tip- ton , Simon Eisoman , W. F. Sapp , jr. , Vic L. Keller , Spencer Smith. Credentials and Badges J. M. Troy- nor , J. J. Steadman , Dan Farrol , B. M. Sargent , Oscar Kiplingor. The cost of badges was fixed nt 2- " cents. T. B. Baldwin was elected to act as chief marshal of the day. Colonel W. F. Sapp leaves this morn ing for Avoca to engage in duties con nected with the court now in session there. THE FOUTUXATE The DlHtrllmtlon Of ( lifts nt Elucman * CO.'H People' * Store. LnM Evening. The drawing of gifts at Eiscman ft. Co.'s People's store last evening drew a largo crowd. The great wheel was presided over by a committee of the leading citizens , and the numbers wcro drawn therefrom by n blindfolded Ind , nnd then handed to County Clerk Shea , who announced the numbers , and then handed over the ticket for record by the various members of the committee. There could be no fairer Way of distrib uting the hundred presents which this enterprising firm has presented to their customers. The following was the list of the fortunate numbers , and those who have not already applied for their gifts arc requested to do so at once. 27,089 Parlor set , sofa , divan and four easy chairs. 23,723 Cherry bedroom set. 3 < J,873 Silver tea set. 21W4 ( Silver water sot. 30,335-Chiim dinner set , 120 pieces. 13,501 China tea sot , 60 pieces. 30,707 Handsome blue satin water Bet. 27,882 Venetian water sot. 24,215 Luster nmbor water sot. 33,157 Ruby water set. 27.849 Twenty yards black silk. ! ! 0,288 Pair Japanese portieres. 15,708 Gent's silk smoldng jacket. 13,700 Paisley shawl. 27,028 Set. beaver furs. 30.092 Gentleman's dress suit. 10.802 Fur beaver overcoat. 10,797 Boy's suit. 30,13-5 Boy's overcoat. 81,209 Sealskin gloves. 10,385 Pair California blankets. 30,393 Novelty dress pattern , worth $50. $50.20Go4 20Go4 Misses' cloak. 12,951 Piece Lonbdalo muslin. 38,411 Pair boots. 33,8. < 54 Corset. 15,750 Misses' shoes. 111,700 Dr. Warner's corset. 22,130 Marseilles bedspread. 37,381 Album. 31.002 Toboggan cap. 30.221 Infant s cloak. 11,294 Cashmere dress. 34,332-Sct of furs. 30,334 Large doll. 18.980 Autograph album. 15,902 Half do/.en ladies' hose. * 25,308 Half dozen misses' hose. 21,314 Gingham dress pattern. 20.021 Do/en gents' handkerchiefs. 30,233 Do/.en ladies' handkerchiefs. 12,799 Tablecloth. 29,013 Do/.en napkins , 14,474 Dozen towels. 35,252 Fancy stand cover. 33,049 Table cover. 19,038 Marseilles quilt. 21,005 Largo doll. 13,187 Large album. 12,195 Toboggan cap. 39,902 Child's hood. 20,831 Piece muslin. 38,0-55 Fancy stand cover. 39,195 Pair Japanese portiers. 13,724 Album. 20,009 Largo doll. 38,021 Autograph album. 14,383 Sealskin handbag. 23,170 Toilet set. 22,409 Pocketbook. 30,001 Silk mufller. 31,524 Shopping bag. 31.461 Lace handkerchief. 33,533 Bottle perfumery. 29,208 Pajr kidgloves. ( 38.350 Pair silk suspenders. 10,505 Pair earrings. 35.200 Pair ladies' cuff buttons. 15.943 Lace pin. 10,371 Corset. 32,927 Handbag. 15,382 Album. 19,483 Wax doll. 14,400 Gents' scarf. 17,485 Silk mufiler. 10.801 Ladies' shoes. 39,892 Autograph album. 20.407 Silk mitts. 13,001 Fur cap. 10,514 Gents' smoking jacket. 29,054 Gentb' hat. 24,407 Overshoes. 11,390 Ladies' overshoes. 13,002 Album. 34,592 Brass umbrella stand. 33,840 Silk suspenders. 39,518 Largo doll. 11,400 Shopping bag. 22,09(5 ( Silk umbrella. 14,622 Lace handkerchief. 22,498 Evening shawl. 32,091 Gent's traveling bag. 30,033 Toboggan cap. 34,090-Child's hood. 22,851 Kid gloves. 12,533 Lady's jersey. 11,798 Lace handkerchief. 17,910 Silk muffier. 17,722 Lady's shoes. 19,200 Lady's furs. Opium , morphine habits cured. Dr. Bellinger , 014 B'way , Council Bluffs. A ROMANTIC LIFE. Vicissitudes of the Old Kepubllcun Pathfinder. It is announced that John C. Fremont has finally settled down in California , in a homo generously contributed to him by old friends at Seaside in South ern California , and there ho will spend the evening of the most romantic and eventful life of American history. Fremont was first known to the public us n dashing young of ficer who ran away with Jessie , the favorite daughter of Senator Thomas II. Benton of Missouai. Benton - ton was imperious as Casar ? , and ho never forgave the matrimonial freak of the youngsters until some years there after , when ho found that the young officer had indomitable pluck in a fight with a superior officer on the then bomi-barbarous Pacific coast. Benton then forgave and blessed his children and ho throw himself into the fight for his son-in-law and gave it a national repute. v Fremont was next heard from as chief of an exploring expedition in the Rocky mountains , during which he lost a number of men and animals by exposure - posuro to the severe mountain winters. The story of his expedition made ro- mnnco pale before the record of an actual march through the then unknown fastnesses and over the clilTsof the great mountains. In point of fact , nobody then know how to travel in the snow bound mountains. Where Fremont bat tled heroically for life the experienced mountaineer now travels without serious peril , because of his familiarity with the best methods of maintaining com fort and safety in the mountain storms ; but the romance of "Fremont , the Path finder , " is yet relished by all lovers of adventure. Fremont was ono of the early and among the most enterprising settlers of California after the discovery of gold , and was once regarded as ono of its then few millionaires of the land. Ho had taken an active part in the orgrn- ization of the Golden state , nnd was selected ono of the first Unitcil States senators. The long and bitter battle over the admission of a free state from our Mexican terri torial acquisition kept him in suspense. The south resisted the admission o California because , as Cathoun said , it disturbed the "equilibrium" between the north and the south , and it was not until the series of bills known as the compromise measures of 1850 wore .passed , joining the udmUslou with the ugltlvo slave law nnd other sops to the with , that Fremont was admitted to ils sent. When admitted ho drew the liort tcrK nnd Gwlini the long term , ind his scnntorlnl service was reduced o seventeen days , which sum up his hlof public record in civil trust. In 1850 the republican party appeared is a national organization. True , it nul existence only in the north , but it amo to the front and challenged the old parties for supremacy in the national jovernment. It was a loose uggrcgu- lon of free thinkers and free actors in lolitics. but it had the ono sentiment of ipposition to human bondage to inspire ts otherwise discordant followers. It vns a new political creation called to icrform now political duties , and it canted an entirely now candidate. ? hu Blairs , " embracing the older Frank \ Blair , the most sagacious of ackson'a advisors , and the sous , Mont gomery , who served in the Lincoln cab- not , and the younger Frank , who left congress to join the array and came out a corps commander , were the most im- > ortant of the democratic acquisitions o the now party. The elder Blair and icnton were contemporaries nnd friends ind they conceived the scheme to make Vcmont the republican candidate for ircsidcnt , and they accomplished his lominution in the first republican na- ional convention held in this city in 850. 850.Tho The nomination of Fremont was as tartling to the country ns was the bold shallengo of the new republican parly or the control of the general govern- ncnt but ho had a clean and romantic ecord , and those who scolTcd when ho vns first presented to the people , wore mule respectful in their attitude to- vard the new competitor for political ) owcr , as Maine opened the elections n September with 20,000 ma- ority for Hannibal Ilamlin for rovernor , and proved that Now England was solid for the ' 'Pathfinder. ' ' The foes of the new party had derided he now candidate as a "statesman who lad never made a speech , a soldier who ind never fought a battle and a million- lire without a dollar , " but he swept low York by 70,000. and was defeated only by the loss of Pennsylvania in the Dctobor election by that narrow major- ty of 3,000 , which was always charged as won by gross frauds. Had Pennsyl vania voted republican in October in stead of voting democratic by 3,000 , Fre- nont would have been elected president bur year before the republican victory .hat made the name of Abraham Lin coln immortal. What would have fol- owcd his election none can guess. It s enough , in view of what followed the election of one of the ablest and mo-it conservative republicans of the country bur years later , when republicanism was much wiser and better understood , .hat Fremont was defeated. The memorable year of 1800 found Fremont in Paris with his family , whence he wrote a letter declining to > e a candidate for renomination. His nomination was not seriously enter tained , but ho cho'-e to retire in that graceful manner. When the tocsin of civil war was sounded. Frank Blair rep resented St. Louis in congress , and he ind Fremont made a major general and ibsigned to the command of Missouri , soon after-assuming command he ex- nibitcd despotic and wayward tastes , and was speedily abandoned by the Ulairs and relieved from duty in Mis- -oiiri , only to repeat military failures until ho dropped out , of active service jeforo the war closed. His political sentiments were displayed in the issue of the first emancipation proclamation , which was promptly revoked y the president , and his military career was uniformly disappointing to friends and country. In : ho meantime fickle fortune had left Mm poor , and ho retired from the army Lo resume grand speculative schemes to bo carried out in California. He con- icived the Southern or Texas Pacific railway and started it on n magnificent scale of promises , for which ho was fin ally tried in Franco as a swindler and convicted , althoug not present at the trial or within the jurisdiction of the government. A later and better under standing of the case relieved him of the conviction , as it became obvious that ho liad not deliberately swindled any ono , but had simply vastly overestimated the advantages of his enterprise and had not the practical business knowledge to conduct it. Since then General Fremont has been living in retirement that amounted to obscurity , and his wife , who is a woman of uncommon ability and energy , often contributed to the family comforts by her bright nnd versatile pen. Presi dent Arthur did a graceful act in ap pointing Fremont governor of New Mexico ice , where ho located and expected to settle down for life , but ho did not achieve success in his new position , and ho resigned after a little fretful author ity in the territory. Thus , after an active life of nearly fifty years that is full of the strangest vicissitudes rang ing from great riches to poverty and from the very threshold of the presi dency to the threshold of a criminal's cell in prison General Fremont settles down , under the weight of threescore and ten years , to enjoy the home given by friends who have grateful memories of his brighter days , The monument for General Toombs has been at last shipped from Italy. This is the third monument that has been \ > uilt. . The first was lost at sea. A bed of crystals was found in the second after all had been completed exceps the base-rock. SPECIALNOTICES. _ NOTICE. PECIATj advertisements , such ns I.nst.Found To Loan , For Sule.To Kent , Wants , Hoarding , etc. , will ! ) Inserted In this column at the low rateofTEN CENTS PER LINK for the first In sertion and Five Cents 1'er Line for each subse quent Insertion. 'Leave advertisements at our offlco No. 12 Pearl Street , near Uroadway Coun cil lllutts , lowu. WANTS. WANTIH ) A hey with pony to take carrier route on the llee. T71OU SALE Furniture anil htoves at a sacrl- X ! Hco to reduce stock. You can buy at your ow u prices. A. J. Mandel. EXCHANGE Omaha nnd Council IlIulTs prop erty nnd western land for blocks of mer chandise Call on or address J. U. Christian , KO Uroadway , Council UlutTn , la. Columbia blcyclu FOB SALE-Hccond-hanrt very cheap , 63-Inch , ut llco olllce. B 1WILDING lots and acre property for sala by 1 F. J. Day , l Pearl st. A BARGAIN FOR SOMEBODY 1 have now for sale a 4-yoar-old trotting htal- ° " ' HlsMreamliwADElARY : , Eighth uiiil J'urnuin Streets , Omaha. . cUni Vtlk.EotUoJ , l f U tnl U. j- l Uu ol wu h.ld A U . . Alu U'f I" " ' 'luoilc tooii | .nli winl I. ' ' ' ' ' / ' ' ! ' ' " " ' ' ' ! > . ' ' , DO YOU INTEND TO BUT I3T SO , * 7O-W IS PIANOS THE FCI.I.KST , . OIKIANS SMOOTH IN Tovn. I'lANOS THK LATEST 8TV1.KS IN ( 'ASKS. < ) HIAN8 ( FUl.l. IN Vni.DMK. PIANOS TIIK Mow UKAUTITOI. FINISH. UllOlNS Kl.KCUNTI.V FlNISIIF.1) CtSKg. 3L.O We Defy All Competition and Challenge a CompnrUon of Good * and 1'rlcct With Any lloiino In the Wmt. SEE US BEFORE YOU PURCHASE I SWANSON MUSIC COMPANY , 329 WEST BROADWAY , COUNCIL BLUFFS , . . . . IOWA , -STRICTLY CASH COUNCIL BLUFFS , IOWA. Will sell you groceries cheaper than you can buy them anywhere else on earth. Mail orders solicited. GUARANTEE TO SAVE YOU FROM 10 TO 20 PER CENT , DR. C. B. J U D D , MANUFACTURER OF ELECTRIC BELTS AND ELECTRIC TRUSSES. No. 6OG Broadway , Council Bluffs , lovvn. WANTED Good Salesmen enlarge commission or salary. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. Attornoy-at-Law , Second Floor Brown Building , 115 Pearl Street , Council Bluffs , Iowa. N PHIIRZ Office over American. Express , No. 419 Broadway , Council Bluflte , Iowa. OTAJJT ? JRr OTMO Attorneys-at-Law , practice in the State OlUllIl Ot OllUO , ani Federal Courts. Oflice Rooms 7 and 8 , SlmgartBeno Block , Council Bluffs , Io\va. EQ RfiRNfiTT Justice of the Peace , 415 Broadway , , 0. im 1111 ml , Council Bluffs. Refers to any bank or business house in the city. Collections a specialty. fflN WAftJTfillRY Dentists. Ollieo corner o MO WUU1JDURI , Pearl St. and First Avenue FINE GOLD WOKK A SPECIALTY. A. RINK No. 201 Main Street , Council Bluffs , Iowa. A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF Both. Domestic and Foreign. - GREAT DISCOUNT SALE - OF 20 PER CENT ON HATS AND GAPS FOR GASH. . OMAHA. 1514 DOUGLAS STREET. - - - WM. WELCH , Carriage and Express Line. OFFICK-Oin SOUTH MAIM 8T. Telephone No. trl. All calls from District Telegraph Ollico promptly attended to. OFFICER & PUSEY , BANKERS CGOliroodway Council IHutTs , Iowa. Established IbiT. OGDEN BOILER WORKS CARTER i SOX , Pron' . ilanufacturcraof All Kinds of Steam Boilers & Sheet Iron Work , Orders by mall for repars promptly attcn ol to. KatlKfftt'tlon KUiiranloeil. loth Avenue. A'l ' Ureta Oudeu llolk-r Works. Council llluH , low" Star Stables and Mule Yards llroadwuy , Council lllullH , Upp. Dummy Depot * Horses and tunics constantly on hand , for Kale at retail or In car load lots. Orders promptly filled by contract on short notice. Slock hold on commission. Telephone 114. BUIII.UTr.il i IIOLHV. Opposite Dummy Depot. Council llluffl. GRESTON HOUSE , Main Street , Council Bluffs , Only Hotel In the City with Flro Ea- cnpo. Eloctrio Call Bolls. Accommodations First Class , Rates Always Reasonable * MAX MOHN , Proprietor. D , H , McDANELD & CO , , Hides , Tallow , Pelts , Wool and Furs. Highest Market Prices. Prompt Returns. twi and 82 MaUi 8trcetCouncll illuffs.lowa.