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0 . .THE SUNIAt , BEE. FEBRUARY 5 , 188S.-TWELVE PAGES.
/ ' THE SUNDAY BEE. r COUNCIL BLUFFS. OFFICE NO. 12 , I'KAllh ST11KKT IJdlTf rf (1 ( liy rnrrlrrln nny pnrt nf the city nt tw rntyltiitN IKT u c k. It. WJILTON. . Manager. Tll.ii'IIO ! : TtFIM.PS 0 riCK. No. 4J. NKIIIT r.niTOii No. SI. MINOR MI2NTION. N. Y. Plumbing Co ! Kritor , tailor , Full goods cheap. Good coal , full weight guaranteed. C. B. Lumber Co. , 000 Main t. Tel. JM7. Wnnt < 'dn good girl for general house work. Inquire Mrs. H. W. Tilton , fi'JT Fifth avenue. Theodore P. Green , of Sheridan , and Cynthia R. Crabtree , of this city , were yesterday granted leave to marry. The P. E. O. will hold an important business meeting Monday afternoon at 4:80 : o'clock at the icsidenco of Miss Knoppor. The Mit'tincrchor is to give its thir teenth annual masquerade ball in the Terajilo hall Monday evening , Febru ary lil. Business men shoulil arrange to at tend the meeting of the board of trade to bo held next Wednesday evening in the rooms in Brown's building. Yesterday Charles A. Thilspurchased two lots in the Squires addition , upon which ho will immediately erect for his own use a dwelling and carpenter shop. Poet Bnllard writes from Denison that ho is still in the field , his clothes are doing well in keeping off the rigors of winter , and he threatens to come to the Bluffs. A Short protest is being made against the proposed change in the manner of selecting city assessors. The oUier John , Ahlcs , is joined with Short in the agitation of the question. The police muddle is at an end. The malcontents have cried quits and want to bury the hatchet. Chief Mullen says ho is ready for the row to stop , and peace now exists at the central station. A deed was yesterday filed with the county recorder by which Henry Pioper and wife transfer to Otto Bojart the so i and n i sw i of section 0 , township 77 , range 41. The consideration was $ 'J,800. ' There is Considerable excitement manifested over the great freight reduc tions recently made in Chicago by the cut in rates made by the Milwaukee. Local rates are from 30 to 40 cents per 100 less than before. II. F. Hattonhauor is building a now 'delivery wagon for the United States. express company for use in this city. This factory is turning out several of these vehicles , and is ono of the solid manufacturing institutions of the city. Tickets for the Shadier-Carter bil liard contest are yoing like hot cakes. The largo audience which will assem ble in the Temple hall next Tuesday evening to witness the match will con tain quite n number of the Indies of the city. Reserved scats for billiard exhibition nt BushncH's. Money to loan. W. S. Coopor. We have Nebraska and Kansas Innd to ti ado for city property. Johnston & Vnn Patten. Union Abstract Co. , 2IUJ Main st. A Hnnp. Splendid chance to go into the imple ment business at Beatrice , Neb. 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 mo at Council Bluffs , la. , or Beatrice , Neb. O. P. McKesson , assignee for W. I. Shullonburgor. Personal S. II. Filbert loaves to-day for Indian apolis. John N. Baldwin has returned from Chicago. Judge Thowell is expected to return from his homo in Sidney in time to open court to-morrow. C. D. Strew , of Fort Dodge , In. , is vis iting his brothei' , J. E. Strew , of the Mueller Music company. Theodore Lund has started on a visit to his aged imronts in Denmark. He expects to bo absent until May. J. C. Blnnchard found Sioux City rather uncongenial , and rnino in yester day to spend Sunday in the Bluffs. Rov. J. Fish has received the sad news of the death of his elder brother , Judge Greonleaf Flsk , at his home in Brown- wood , Texas. Mrs. W. T. Webb , whoso husband was formerly rector of St. Paul's church here , Is expected this week to visit her old Council Bluffs friends. General Agent Marshall , of the Chicago cage , Burlington & Quiiicy * is in the west for a short time looking after the interests of the road. IrnSeoflpld has decided to IcavcCoun- cil Bluffs just as soon as ho can arrange his business to do so. He will try his fortnuo in the Golden state. His family will accompany him. Wanted , a first-claps TnllHncr ; no other need apply. Address , with refor- j , uncos nnd snhtry wanted , E. M. , BKK of- - ' lice , Council Bluffs , In. Domestic patterns at 105 Main st. Ono thousand head of ono. two nnd three-year-old steers for sale. Will give credit to reliable parties. Enquire o A. J. Grcenumayer. S. B. Wadsworth & Co. loan money. On the market for over twenty years. Still the most reliable und the' most popular sowing machine mado. The ii light running Domestic. Office 105 Main st. _ Travelers ! Stop at the Bochtole. Shcafo loans money on real estate. The DoliiKN of the Bar. The bar ntbociation held a meeting in the court room in the Masonic temple yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Hon. D. C. Bloomer , president of the associa tion , occupied the chair. The object of the meeting was to enable the members and the court to arrive at a better un derstanding in regard to the time of hearing motions. Instead of devoting a part of each day to that purpose , a rule was adopted by which Saturdays are " - made the motion days nnd a committee was requested to inform the court of , the now rule to-morrow. The matter . of the dedication of the new court house ; was brought up , and the committee ap pointed for that purpose was instructed ' to confer with the board of county guporyjsors at their next meeting. No other business was transacted and the meeting adjourned. Sco Carter , the wonderful finger bll- llnrdtKt. Regular Masonlo convocation of Star S * chapter. No. 4" . to-murrow evening at ' 7W : ) o'cloot- : . 'siting fl , A. M. cor- dlully Invited. Uy oidcr M. 12. H. P. f AMONG THE BUSV BLUFFITES , Some of the Needs of the Growing City. TO-DAY'SSERMONSANDSERVICES An Klo nnt nirllnlny Cotetirntlon The Uooil Trmplni-H AVnut Morn Imw A Chlonito Sinn DritKK < * ( l The liar Whore to Worship. The following announcements nro made of survlees to be held in the sov- orul churches of Iho city to-iliiy : ST. i'Aui/8 iriscoi'Ar Service IIH usual. Morning : Holy oinmunion , with sermon on ' 'ThoCawu f Joy in llciivun. " Evening : Musical , vnl Sunday service ; the sermon will ho ho la t of the course on "My Religion. " I'oung men's Hihlo class lifter morning orvieo , conducted by the St. Andrew s Jrotherhood. The hrothorhood will greet strangers nt the evening service , nd leaflets containing the prayers , otu. , nivo boon provided BO that strangers : iin follow the service. You uro cor- inllv invited to attend those services. T. J.'Maekny. HAKMONV JIIPSIOX. Preaching by Uov. Ovido Vicn at 3 'clock. ' Sabbath school at4 o'clock. CON'CIIUHJATIONAT. . Services to-day , morning and evening. reaching by the pastor. Morning sub- cct : "Looking Upward. " Evening : 'A Friend of God. " All who desire to .ttend these services are cordially in- ited. V. M. C. A. Mooting Sunday afternoon , from 4 to o'clock , for mon only. Hoys , this means you , too. Conic and help us sing f nothing more. Rooms open from 3 to ' o'clock every Sunday hereafter. V1HST IIAI'TIST. Preaching by the pastor at 10:30 : a. m. mil 7:30 : } ) . in. Subject for morningj 'Diversity of Christian Experience ; ' 'or evening , "Tho Moral Insanity of the Sinner.1 Baptism in connection with evening service. Scats free. M12T1IOU1ST EPISCOPAL ClIUllCII. The pastor , W. II. W. Rees , will irench at 100 : ! ! a. in. on "Tho Rewards f Christian Work , ' ' and at 7:30 : p. in. on 'The Parable of the Talents. " The re vival meeting will continue during the week. A "Perfection' ' gasoline Btovo will cost you no more than any other make und for neatness , strength and simplic- 'ty they have no equal. You can sco bom at Odell & Bryant's , 504 Main itreet , opposite Hill's hotel. JInppy Little OIIOH. There was a merry party of little folks : it the residence of Alderman Lucius Wells , on Oakland avenue , yesterday fternoon , the occasion being the fourth birthday anniversary of little Choi-rio olls. Twenty-live invitations wore sent out , and nearly nil were accepted. The little hostess entertained her guests n most charming manner , and it can safely bo said that all had a grand good time. The presents were both numer ous and beautiful. The birthday cake ivas surmounted by four enndlo.s repre senting the age of the fair little lady who presided at the table. The favors were cards on which wore inscribed Iho following acrostic : Conic and sit down niul be merry , Have n KOCH ! time niul cut -null ; Eut on the birthday of Chorrio UlKht freely for no ono will toll , li'iifr your voices In birthday rejoices Each hml one. whatever bofcll. The guests present wore Vernon Har mon , Ona Troxoll , Leo and Clifford Cole , Paul Smith , Grace Corbaloy , Mary Wadsworth , Nellie Harl , Rev Do Vol , Mary Raymond. Alt nnd Mac Ilnn- chott , Gertie Bennett , Georgio Van Brunt , Inez and Freddie Dorland , Charley Murphy , Leslie Saunders , Ada ind Br'uco Hesse , Klsio Pryor , Jessie Foster , Lawrence Ward. * If you desire to pet n new Hull typo writer chcnp , drop a jiostnl card to H. A. P. , HUB oflleo. A grcut bargain for the llrst , who applies. In purohaning Gnsolino stoves this .spring remember the best is always the cheapest. "Tho Perfection'1 has no equal. Odoll & Bryant , C04 Main street , have the exclusive sale of them. * CoW Water Workers. The Good Tomplcrs of the Twelfth district of Iowa , I. O. G. T. , mot pur suant to call at Avoca on Thursday last. A large meeting was held , full delega tions being present from the counties comprising the district yiz : . Harrison , Pottawattamie , Mills , Shell/ , Audubon tindCnsH. A largo amount of routine work was transacted and strong meas ures proposed and adopted for ridding the counties named of the blighting curse of the liquor tralllc. The follow ing resolutions were unanimously passed : Whereas , The present pharmacy Inw of our state has proved so ineffectual in restraining the illegal salu of intoxicat ing liquors as to be practically u failure so as to bo no longer tolerated by pro gressive public sentiment. Theieforo , bis it Resolved , That it is the sentiment of the delegates of this district lodge and of the temperance sentiment they rep resent that the principles inculcated m the present Curtis bill now before the legislature of Iowa should bu enacted , and put into force nt the curliest possible - ble moment. That this expression of sentiment und desire bo spread on the minutes of this lodge , published in our local papers and the same also forwarded to our representa tives in the legislature with the request that they seek so far as they can to se cure the afoicsaid legislation. Resolved. That it Is the soiieo of the member * comprising the district lodge of I. .O. G. T. , Twelfth district of fowa , that this order and Good Tomplars gen erally , is and are thoroughly committed to the cause of law and order , and en forcement of law generally , and that it in the especial duty of this body , and all Good Templars to use every legal and moral means to aid in the enforcement of the prohibitory liquor law of Iowa. Captain O. R. Vnn Elton , Dakota's eloquent temporuneolecturer , delivered n masterly address In the evening at the M. E. church. The speaker was re peatedly applauded during his remarks. Other speakers also addressed the meet ing.Tho The Good. Templnrs of this city nro matting arrangements for Captain Van Etten to como hero wnd deliver his most thrilling lecture on the late war. E. II. Shcafo leans money on chattel security of every de.-oription. Private consulting room- . All business strictly eon/ldimtinl. / Ottl-o . " > ( > > ) Broadway , cor ner Main street , uptnirs. . Thn Neinls of tinCity. . "What the city want * llrst of all is n first chit } * ! iot l , " renmrkb truthfully ono of the leading citl/ons. "Tho board of trade whoult ! take hold of this , right oil. It ib so now that u stranger vlbltins ; the . VJfci. * * * * iimim | city crinnot but bo unfavorably impressed ' pressed with the town. Almost nny man of sense who Hlop.s outof an elegant Hlcepor onto the platform of those old dry goods boxes , called local depots , and is then compelled to wade through the mud up town to ti dilapidated old build ing called a hotel , would got dead sot against the town , and would sco no good in it. A man's llrst iinprefonB ! of a city nro quite ladling. It isjlmrd to con vince such neoplo that there really is a good deal of life here , and that the city is growing fast , and is bound to grow faster. Yes , wo ought to have n now hotel , a tine one , built this season. " "I believe that it will bo easy to raise at least ti'jHH ( ) bonus for this purpose , " remarks another. "Last year wo got a subscription of about $15,000 or * 'JO,000 , but it would bo easier now to raise twice that amount. We all realize more than wo did then how necessary n hotel Is. Any hotel men who will nut , up n tine one here can bo assured of receiving $ 3,000 as an out and out donation. " "Tho hotel scheme is all right , and it ought to go , " chips In n third ; "but what nlwiut the union depot ? It docs seem that there Is no need of any delay about that. The railways , or most of them , 'iave already favored it , nnd it seems hat the others can easily bo induced to oin in. The scheme is practical , the line is ripe. The local depots , so-called , ire by no means suitable for n village. much less a city like Council Bluffs. All ho roads are holding off building better men , for they expect the union depot iroject to bo carried through , nnd then .ho now depots would ho of no use. The jpnrd of trade should take hold of this ight away. " "Another thing the city ought to lave , " remarks n fourth. "What is it ? Why some system for cleaning the str " ho rest was lost in the ' loud ringing of lie bell. . Drunk or Drugged. A Chicago man by the name of Morris laims to have been foully dealt with in his city on Friday night. After eating Ills supper nt ono of the leading hotels , lie started out to see the town. Ho en- , cred n Broadway saloon nnd took n : ouple of drinks nnd soon became per fectly crazy. The police wore sum moned and he wns taken to the station nd locked up until morning. When iven n hearing ho said ho had been drugged and robbed of all the money ho ' : iad , amounting to about $15. The olice authorities had no doubt us to the truth of his story , nnd ho was dis- chnrged. The saloon where the alleged drugging took place is frequented by some of the most notorious crooks in , he city , nnd has been the scene of sev eral shadowy deeds. A close watch is cept over the place by the police , but they are unable to prevent the Hoecing of a man at the bar. There is an in unction hanging over it at the present line , and the proprietor is the dofend- iint in one of the contempt cases that will bo tried during the present term of court. It certainly seems as though the principal street of the city might bo free from any such disgraceful occur rences as nre'ennctcd in this saloon. It is to be hoped that Judge Thomell will effectually dispose of several such cases during the present month. The Union Pacific The ferry cars are to bo put on again to-morrow morning , so that those who desire to cross the rivn * in this way can bo accommodated as of old. The opening of the wagon and foot passages of the Union Pacific bridge has caused a goodly number to try this mode of crossing , but there seems to bo n division of opinion as to whether the ferry cars or the bridge is the best mode of transit. The roads leading to the approach of the bridge are just now in a bad condition , muddy nnd treacher ous. This has prevented many from attempting to use the bridge. In order to accommodate such the ferry cars have been resumed. If the running of ferry cars is con tinued for a time it will prove a pretty fair test as to which the public prefers. There will bo a toll charged for going over the now bridge. The rates will bo fixed to-day , ready for announcement to-morrowi Jacob SchaelTcr , the "Wixxard , ' 'Tues day night. Mini as a Hustler. Mayor Rohror starts in well and much satisfaction is expressed nt the manner in which ho keeps men nt work to try to mnko the street crossings passable. It is hoped that the council will not fail to net favorably upon his recommenda tion to purchase n street sweeper. Some of the business mon located on Broad way say that it would bo impossible for them to do business on that street if the dirt was removed from the paving , as the din from teams passing over the granite blocks would bo unbearable. It is simply another case of local option , for the "roar" that now goes up from the disgusted citizens as they go wading about the city in the mud is moro an noying to the majority of people than the rattle of teams could possibly bo. The marvelous billiardist , SehaefTor , Tuesday night. Htory of the Stars. Judge Ayles.worth occupied his usual plnco in the police court yestordny morning nnd levied Inrgo assessments with nn ease and grace that showed ho had not forgotten how during his briel visit to the capital city. Bill Chriss was lined $8.10 , and George Field , James O'Brien , Albert Witzkeg and J. Page $7.00 each. Page was found asleep in his wagon on Main street at 2 o'clock in the morning nnd his horse was taken to Dohnny's stable. Schnoffor and Carter's grout billiard exhibition. Another Ono Gone. News was received in this city yester day of the death of Robert Hunter , ni Eastonvillo , Col. , on the 30th of last month. About u jenr ago Mr. Hunter wax professor of music in the public schools of this city , and the bad intclli- gonco of his death will bo a surprise to his many friends horo. His funeral oc curred last Tuesday at Eastonvillo ant he was buried there. "TOO MEANTO LIVE. " _ So the Constnhlo Wau Told to Take Him Out and Shoot Him. Fort Worth , Texas , correspondence o the Atlanta Constitution : "So you say Jim , you were out at Fort Concho whet that was a hard plnco to bo in , nnd no verv healthy , either ? " "Well , I should think I wns. Did you over hear of my experience there' When I think of it now it makes mo shiver. I had heard u good deal of Urn country , and there was not much excite ment down the country , so I bought a ticket , so to speak , on u freight train that is , 1 was loafing about the corral nt San Antonio nnd mot some freighter nnd they agreed to take mo througl with thorn If I would do the cooking fo the01 invd. I luul nover.had , any ex puriuncu with such people'and hu | TTT lover cooked in my life ; but , ns Uley ay , 'everything goes in Tcxns , ' HO I nc- opted the nroposltloiP mid was on the end before I had time tjb think of what was doing. , , , "There was not much cooking tlcno ho llrst few days , as we luul taken bread ilnng , and it was not muchlof a job to ry n little bacon , so thoi'o was no trouble Ucn. But It cnmo whcr ? ( ho bread gave , nit , nnd I was expected'loli cook more , or to toll the truth I did ijot know the Irst thing about making it. Ono of the joys tried to show mo , but do what 1 unild I could not 'catch onnnd if ever on saw n poor fellow hn'vo trouble 1 hnd t then. You sea wo huH.piissed Fredcr- cksburg. nnd there wup no place we ould buy any brend If wo wanted to , nnd was afraid to leav'o thorn and try to nako my way back , ns the Indians were iablo to be raiding that country nt any line , and I had no fancy for being calpcd. Well , they made mo doovcry- hing about the camp , and when wo wore in the move I had to walk , but I soon jot used to that. The country was high .nd rolling , and the streams were clear ind beautiful , and under ordinary clr- Mimstances I would have en joyed It very nuch. But there wns no eye for the beautiful in mo at that time , ns ex acted nt nny moment Home of the crowd vould put me outof the way. "But all things como to nn ond. nnd I , t last reached Concho. If you have lovorsecna frontier fort , you cannot mvo much idea of how things wero. ! ? he officers and soldoirs and people connected with the fort were well sltu- itod , but God bless the rest. Of course , is soon as wo got there , I was invited to make mysolt scarce , and I did not need i second invitation to do so. I knocked iround to see what I could do , and Irlftcd into what is now San Angelo , on on the north side of the South Concho. foil see , the fore Is between the two orks of the Concho. The only place to fo to was a saloon , and soldiers and oughs were drinking rnd gambling , nnd there was n lot o , the hnrdest look- ng women you over saw , some white , some black , and some Mexican , and al- ogother made one of the hardest scenes maglnnblo. An old liddlo was being sawed upon by nn unredeemable looking nun , nccompanicd by an equally hard ooking citizen on a banjo. Women and men were drinking and dancing at > nc end of the room. One cuss insisted , hnt I was a > tenderfoot and must drink with him ; another soon followed suit , ind it was not long imtil I was oblivious .o my Furrpundinirs , and the next I aiow n Mexican hnd mo in charge , and nformed me that I must appear before , ho 'alcalde' ( justice of the peace ) charged with being drunk. I supixiso I lad been , for I never felt worse in my "ifo. "ifo."I "I went before the alcalde. After asking the Mexican constable a few juestionB in Spanish , which , of course , ! could not understand , the alcalde an- lounced that my line and costs wore $10. [ did not have n cent of money , so the constable started out > with ] me and marched me from plnce.tO'plnce to lind some ono who would advance mo the > 10 , but nil to no purpose. The freight ers had given mo a bad name , and no one would come to my"rCb'cuo. . After ome time spent in fruitless attempts to secure the money required , the consta ble returned with me toitho alcalde and made his report , in Spanish. lie re ceived instructions from thli justice , in Spanish again , nnd stnrted with mo out of town. Just as wo were disappearing over the hill wo root thcushorift of the county , who was riding into tawn , if town it , might bo callednnd ( the sheriff asked the Mexican what he was going to do with mo , and you , can bettor im agine than I can toll you my feelings when the Mexican replied that 1 had been fined and that ho had gene the rounds with mo to get the money to pay it and that no ono would advance the $10 , so the alcalde had said that any one who wns so low and worthless as not to have credit enough to raise $10 was not worth living , and that ho ( the con stable ) must take mo out over the hill whore I would not stink ( ? ) and shoot mo , and the Mexican said he was on his way then to carry out his instructions. "Tho sheriff laughed , which I did not much appreciate , but told the Mexican that ho would get into trouble if ho carried out such instructions , when the Mexican said that ho did not dare carry mo back under the circumstances , and took the view that the alcalde's idea --vas n good one , as I had so little credit in the community. "Tho sheriff then told the Mexican that ho would take mo in charge and dispose of mo. I can tell you I then drew my llrst good breath. But the sheriff had an eye to business , and sent mo out to his ranch , twenty miles up the South Concho , nnd put mo to work and kept mo there for six months , and I might have boon there yet if I had not ran away , and still the line remained un paid. You see , at that time nlnuM any kind of a man could got from $00 to $7.5 a month out there , but there Wore no settlements in the country and the In dians wore so bad I did not dare leave the ranch afoot , as I had no arms , and it wns not worth my life to try. But at last a party came by the ranch that I in duced to lot mo go with him , and I shook the dust of that country off my feet. But I did not breathe easy until 1 was many miles away , I assure you. " Trco 3nnlllollronIs. No bettor use for trees has been devised - vised of late years than planting them at railroad stations , making little parks , and along the line of the roads. Any one alighting in these little groups of trees and cleanly station houses recog nizes at a moment by his own feelings the contrast with a barn-like depot setout out in an open and dirty common. It is to the European roads that we' owe the idea , but our own roads are adopting and extending the plan quite to the credit of American ? . The sooner all lines of rptul got rid of their rookeries and shanties the bettor for their stock and bonds. You will ob serve , also , that with the improvement in grounds the vile little" saloons creep out of sight. Trees along the line of the roads have been found useful in breaking the wind , as well as delight ing the traveler. Chestnuts and pines have been used for this purpose , in some cases without duo consideration ol the adaptability of the tree to the soil. The rivalry between station' agents to have the finest garden and park is a healthy sign. When the depot yard is turned Into a garden it is possible for tharoad to em ploy a head gardener for the whole line of road , whose busincsa U shall bo to study the situation and make the most of It. This plan is adopted on some of the European lines , while in largo towns a skilled gardener has solo con trol. These men are educated in the forestry or agricultural schoolsf and are able to give the Latin names of all plants and trees when they cannot reply to you In English. As a matter of sanitation the planting may bo of little value to the road di rectly , but of vast value Indirectly- reputation gained for health is the vor > first essential to the rapid development of any section. For Sale Cheap Lots near the bridge to parties who will build at once. Ad dress or call on J. R. Rico , No. 110 Mali street , Council Bluffs. , Money to loan on improved city proj 'ei-ty bj ; W. S. Cooper , 130 , Muinbtrcc IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD Observations in Atmospheric Eloc- trlclty. SOME MISTAKES IN TELEGRAPHY. TdoplionliiK Between KtiKlntul and France A HcH-Wlntllnj ; WHfiht Watch The Morce System in Cntilca. Atmospheric Klectrlolty. Prof. L. Weber in Electrical World : . ' will try to glvo a short report of some experiments I have made during the ast year.in regard to atmospheric elcc- .riclty. It was formerly uncertain ivhothor the electrostatic potential would ncrcnsc by rising from the surface of , ho earth to more elevated regions of ho atmosphere or not , and also whether , ho potential In a normal that is. cloud- ess stnto of the ntmosphorc was nl- vays positive or sometimes negative. Sir William Thompson found by exact methods of measuring that the increase of the potential with elevation is very mportiuit , nnd amounts to about 100 wits per metre. That fact is proved by nany other observers , especially lately > y Dr. F. Exncr at Vienna , who found in increase of 00 to 000 volts per metro. These obscrvntions wore made by mentis of an electrometer. In respect of many in- jonvcniences which are connected with , ho use of an electrometer , I have tried , ho measurements with a very sensitive jalvanomotor. In this case it is iccessary to apply a separating air- exhaust apparatus , for example , Hume , or a system of points at the upper end if the conductor , which is elevated in the atmosphere. In order to get a con stant npparatus I have used 400 of the 'Inest needles" inserted in a metallic rib- joii. This system I have raised in the lir by moans of a captive balloon , or by i kite , which was attached to a coii- conductor of twine or to a twisted line if the finest steel wire. In this way I nave aitiiined a height of 100 or HOO notres. When the lower end of the kite line was communicating with the jjalvnnomctcr whose other terminal wns in contact with the earth , a current passed through the gnlvnnometer. For lotcrmining the strength of this cur rent I proposed to call a micro-ampere the 10-9 part of an ampere. At the lioight of about one hundred metres on the average the current begins to bo regular , and increases at the height of ' ! 00metres to 4,000 or 5,000 of these units. The increase is very regular , and seems to bo a linear func tion of the height. I have , neverthe less , found the smallest quantities of Just contained in the atmosphere or the lightest veil of cirrus disturbed the measurement very materially , and gcn- orally made the potential lower. In negative experiments of this nature I have made at Brcslau , at the Schnce- koppo and in the "Riesengcbirgo , " especially at the last station , an increase of potential was observed , not only by reason of the perpendicular height , but also by reaching such regions of the at mosphere as were situated horizontally about 200 metres from the highest peak of the same mountain , Schncekoppc. To Avoid Mistakes in Telegraphy. Electrical World : While wo often sec note of telegraphic bulls , there can be no doubt that by far the greater number never are heard of beyond the parties interested therein personally. These mistakes uro for the most part due to the number of times the message is repeated or retransmitted by differ ent operators. The present system of telegraphy is not only open to the lia bility of errors of transmission and re ception , but it also requires a skilled operator at each station. If , therefore , there an instrument which should re cord the message transmitted by the first operator , and this record itself bo the transmitting medium for any further repetitions , not only would the liability to error bo di minished , but the cost would also bo greatly decreased , because this record could bo conveyed through the ma chine at a comparative rapid rate. This idea , as our readers well Know , is cm- bodied to a certain oxtentin the Whcal- stone automatic system of telegraphy by which a very high rate of speed has already been attained , but this system requires the message that is to bo for warded to bo lirst prepared by the per foration by hand of a transmitting slip. In the instrument illustrated and described - scribed on another page , the perfora tion of the tape is accomplished by the receiving instrument automatically and thus all manual preparation for re-trans- misMon is avoided. As also suggested , the retardation duo to long lines can begotten gotten over by the relaying of a mes sage so recorded , which can bo sent through at an accelerated rate of speed. Between England nnd France. Electrical World : Paragraphs con tinue to find their way into the daily papers as to the laying of a telephone - phone cublo between London and Paris. Nothing is at present known of the scheme in official circles , but that this will ho done sooner or later there can bo no doubt. Some six or seven vcars ago Mr. W. H. Preece succeeded In telephoning with perfect clearness between Dartmouth and the island of Guernsey , a distance of about sixty-live miles. So far as I urn nt present aware this is the greatest length of submarine cable which has been successfully tele phoned over. The National Telephone company has in Scotland , however , in constant use several submarine cables of seven , eight and nine miles in length which give perfect satisfaction. Solf-Windlnc AVH ht Clock. Electrical World : Mr. Vitalls Him- mor. the successor to the Standard El ectric clock company , is introducing his automatic self-winding weight clock. The clock winds itself every minute , stop by stop. If fully wound , it then disconnects the battery automatically and runs until the weight reaches n certain point , when the battery again is thrown automatically into circuit.and the clock is once moro rewound. This system is of wide application , and is a good supplement to clock-winders with short memories. The Morse System on the Cahlou. Pittsburg Press : This morning Col onel Webb received now * of the most important telegraphic discoveries by a friend , Charles Dion , n Canadian by birth , butu citizen of the United Stales. Mr. Dion was the original inventor of the lire alarm system now so gent-rally used.with slight improvements through out this country. For many years ho has been engaged in seeking a method os telegraphing the Mor o system over the Atlantic cable and is confident that it can bo done at the full speed. Mr. Dion further hopes to apply the Wheat- etono system. Should he succeed at working the Morse system it will quad ruple the speed of ocean cables. Illninlnutlnt ; the l > eplhn of the Hen , Now York Star : When it wns discov ered that an artificial light that very .closely resembled the natural .light of 'day could bo procured ( rein electricity , and that it'eould be so easily provided DO YOU INTEND TO BUT .3XTO C SO , 7O"W IS 1'IANOSTlIK KUI.I.VT , KlCIIKITTONK. I ( IWHNI- SMOOTH IN TOM' . 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The oftect was superb while it lasted , but the water managed to work its way into the globe , and the light was extinguished. This gave the electricians something to think about , mil they began immediately to rack their brains for n means of keeping the water away from the sourcotif light. A coating of rubber was finally placed ivor Iho joint whore the glass globe loins the brass holder , and over this was drawn a rubber bag that fitted tightly over the top of the globe and around the [ lipo through which tnc wire passed. This promised to bo successful , but n brief experiment showed that the glass was not strong enough to stand the [ iressurc of water , and , after being ex posed to it for a short time , would col lapse. A globe was then made of jilate- glass that proved able to stand the strain. For some time this wns only used in lighting up fountains by way of an orna ment. Then it occurred to Prof. 1 laird , of the United States fish commission , that if n light could boised \ under \\ater it would prove of great ndvnntnge to liini in his search for lish that never nl- lowed themselves to bo enucht by nny of the old-fashioned methods. He be lieved that there existed at a great depth in the ocean various kinds of fish that had never been scon. Every boy who has over lived near the water knows tliat a favorite method of catch ing cols is to lure them within spearing distance by a bright light placed in the bow of ti boat. Light not only attracts eels , but nearly everything else that lives in the water , and the professor was sure that if a light could bo made to live at a great death in the water the re ward would bo great. The steamer Albatross , of the com mission , was provided with an engine and dynamo. A liberal supply of heavy glass globes that would hold a light equal to the lightning power of one hundred candles was placed on board , and , equipped with oilier necessary ar ticles , such as a lot of insulated wire , a largo quantity of light , strong rope , and n number of heavy weights toervo ns sinkers , the steamer started off. The first attempt wns unsuccessful , for at a depth of 1,000 fathoms the prcsnuro was so gwat upon the globe that it broke. Another trial was speedily made with heavier globes , and they wore found able to stand the pressure of any depth to which they could bo sunk. But the most wonderful part of this trial trip , which took place .something like three years ago , was related to .Secre tary S. Hastings , of the Edison Electric Light company , by Prof. Baird. At a point near the Bahamas , accord ing to the professor , the light was dropped overboard and smile by means of heavy weights' to nearly one thou sand fathoms below the surface. On the deck of the vessel stood the crew with nets ready to drop them under the llsh that wore' lured from their homes in the great depth. The light was allowed to remain in the water for some timo. and then it was slowly raised. It looked like the reflection of a star in the water at first , and its rays wore seen , and in thorn were visible the forms of darting fish. The light soon lit up the water for twenty feet around , and a weird assortment of llsh that had never before been heard of was seen. When near the surface thoontrails of some of Ihoso llsh burst from their mouths. "The professor ascribed this,1' said Mr. Hast ings , "to the inward pressure. Nature had made thorn so that they could live In the great depths in which they were found , and when this pressure of the deep water was removed there was n counteracting force that killed them. " The dead llsh wore just as useful for the purpose for which the professor wanted them as live ones , and ho gnth- eredin a great many rare and curious specimens without much trouble. The light was also used to good purpose for discovering the various depths in which different kinds of fish lived. 1'lnntH and the Electric Iii ; hr. Boston Post : According to n Berlin paper some disagreeable results have followed the electric lighting of the Winter palace at St. Petersburg , the intense brilliancy of th light having been found to cause dire destruction among the ornamental plants used for the decoration of the banqueting halls. It appears that the complete illumina tion of the rooms for a single night is enough for the leaves to turn yellow and dry up , and ultimately to fall off. Tho' damage to the celebrated collection of palms at the palace is especially serious. It is supposed that the injury is princi pally due to the sudden change from the sunless days of the .lorthcrn winter nnd from the subdued light of the plant hoiiics to the blinding light of the ban queting halls. It has boon shown be yond a doubt that the rapidity of the in jurious action and the amount are di rectly proportional to the intensity of the illumination , and plants standing in niches or other places partially shielded from the light arc found to remain un injured. There is no doubt that the in jurious effects of the light are greatly intensified bythodry , artificially heated atmosphere of the rooms , and that they would uo minimized , if not entirely ob viated , if the plans could bo surrounded by a steamy atmosphere , such as that in which they are grown. A Son Telephone. London Graphic : Some interesting experiments have lately been made to test the feasibility of enabling ships to communicate with one another by means of what may bo called a sea telephone. It is known that water is a good trans mitter of sound , and that the velocity with which Miund is convoyed thiough it is about four times as great as its ve locity through the air. Experiments made on the LnUo of Geneva long ago showed that HID sound of n submerged bell could bo heard by menus of n sj > ociiil form of ear trumpet , nlso placed buncnth the water , at a dis tance of several miles from the boll. Mr. Boyer , of II. M. s > . Malabar , hns lately revived this experiment , only ho has used a telephone instead of an ear trumpet ns > receiver of the sounds trans mitted. The fipparatus consists of a largo , flat boll or gong placed just below water line at a ship's nidi : , ami which in so connected by menus of a tube with the TURNED OUT By Our Crank | ; . \S 11 allotted liorti from chlnn , C'olluoH Bi on U'd , 110110 mo liner , K Elio best L f Flour , plcnMcbcnr In mind u , linos1 , niui , Uric wo IIAV the ' bo.st of fruit llvoiytlilni ; uo'll E'L I E'L And save you DOI , | US , too. If yon linvo to MB E'O L B E'S BcyoiirOltDi : K Inrgu or small Ooinc mid get your 0 U O CH HI r.S. Surely you know \Un-ro thu i > lnro t S 345 Middle Broadway Telephone No. 29. Council Bluffs , Town. GREAT DISCOUNT SALE OJf 2O PER CENT ON HATS AND GAPS FOR GASH. 1514 DOUGLAS STREET , - - - OMAHA. OFFICER & PUSEY , BANKERS BOO Hrooilwny Council UlttlTs , Iowa. IMnbllshcJ deck that n hammer can be made to act on the boll nt will. This is the trans mitter. The receiver consists of a Bell telephone with a Inriro diaphragm placed in the center of the bell and con nected by means of wires with another telephone on the deck of the ship. This second instrument is hold to the ob server's car. There sooins to us to bo only ono wcnk _ ono point in this method of signalling , and that is the want of the means of calling the attention of the distant re ceiver when the transmitter wishes to send a signal. In the working of the ordinary telephone each observer has his signalling boll but this is impos sible with the sea telephone. In the absence of fog. too , the ordinary system of signalling , either by means of Hags , or at night by Hashing lights meets all requirements. Electric Cure for a Cold. Now York Telegram : Last night a German stood on the asphalt walk in Union square. Ho was motionless. Ho did not lift his eyes from the shadows that the electric lights threw upon the walk. Ho might probably bo an artist studying the tracery of the branched thro'wn by the light upon the ground. So thought the policeman as ho passed the silent man. An hour passed. The man had not moved. Two hours went by. Ho was still fixed to the same spot. "Hil" called n darkey to the police man. "I dunne but dero's tnunpin do mat tali wid dnt ar man. " "Maybe there is , ' ' and the policomnn shook the Gorman gently. "What's wrong' ? " The Gorman pointed to the electric lamps just nbovu them and then at the ground , and after that clasped hifl hands to his chest. "See ! Do electricity strike do ground and don rollout ngainbt my chist , and cure do cold in my lungs. " "Ky-yi , " said the darkey with a grin. The policeman walked on with a smile on his face. ICIi'Utrlc.il Hi-ovlllcH. An English inventor has successfully constructed an electrical dog curt. Neither sleet nor ice interfered dur ing the recent storm in Now York city with the operations of the Julion electric - tric motor car , which bowled merrily along Fourth avenue , loaded down with passengers. The adaptability of this car to street passenger travel appears to bo solely a question of economy. Phildelphia Kccord : A couple of Pittsburg inventors have found a way to purify water by moans of electricity. But wo 'don't sco what good the discov- crv is going to do the people of this city unless they can make arrangmonts to have tho'Schuylkill river struck by lightning at least once a week. U. J. HyvoH , writing to the Electri cian , states that the electric welding done at St. Petersburg and Paiisis de fective , the samgles , though outwardly good , showing a very unsatisfactory state at the join when cut in sections , the metal being brittle and burnt where it had been under the action of the arc. He thinks it impossible to avoid burning the steel or iron more or less when the arc is lined. Mineral U < ! K > iircos. "The world at largo doesn't know it , " said Captain Murrin. "butVoining has the largest coal Holds in the United States , more iron ore than can bo found anywhere else on earth , big hikes of sock , moro oil than wo could po ibly use , veins of copper ore. and stone ana marble quarries. The territory has wonderful natural resources , and thcbo will bo developed before long. The cat- 11 | tlo days are gono. The hundreds and Mj | hundreds of miles of wire fencoun on ( ' 1 Government land will bo torn down and the territory will drop far down on the list of cattle producers. The business has really retarded the development and growth of the territory , and it muy bo for the boot , after all. " For Sale 300,000 , brick. Enquire of | jl I ) . G. Saclcott. with Saokott & Preston , I ! l Ul'o a rl st. , Council BlulTa. . , .