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THE DAILY BEE-WEDNESDAY , JULY 22 , 1885 ,
AT THE CAPITAL ,
The Liye Slock Commissioners on Cat-
lie Quarantine ,
A Eigid System to bo Enforced
j Against Eastern States ,
The Census "Work OH Itn liast
, Ono Moro " \Vhcczo Cured
and Poraonnl NotcH.
TUB DAY AT LINCOLN.
MATTERS AIIOUT TOWN ,
Koportod by The BKR'H Bureau.
LINCOLN , Nob. , July 21. The follow
ing tuloa and regulations bavo been
adopted by the llvo clock commuslon ,
governing the entry of llvo stock Into tbla
sUto from the status of Oonnooticut ,
Now York , Now Jersey , Delaware ,
Maryland , Virginia. West Virginia , Ohio ,
Illinois , Kentucky , TennesseeMissouri ,
and the District of Colnmbla :
1 That all cattle coming from the
above named localities are quarantined at
the point of entry for at least ton days
and rotalnod there until they shall re
ceive a certificate of health signed by the
stale veterinarian of Nebraska , or an au
thorized Inspector of the state ; and far
ther , that all cattle coming Into Nebras
ka from the above earned localities bo re
quired to enter the state at Omaha ,
Plattsmonth , Blair or Falls City. All
public stock yards located at the point of
entry shall employ a competent Inspector
without delay , subject to xho approval of
the llvo stock ssnltaty commission ot the
state , as provided by law.
2 All catllo coming Into this state
from localities quarantined against , will
bo required tu furnish the following
evidences tbnt they aio free from disease.
'Certificate of health , signed by the state
voterlnntlan of the stnto from which they
cimo , or by veterinaiy Inspector of the
burean of animal Industry , or In states
whcro neither of these ollicerj exist , by a
veterinarian Inspector named by the gov
ernor of said state , providing always that
said veterinarian inspector shall bo a
graduate In good standing of a rccignV.oi
college of veterinary atirfory. Affidavit
of two disinterested parties that have
known the cittlo In question for a period
of three months prior to the date of
shipment , that they have been
healthy and exposed to no
contagion ? disease , nnd that no contag
ions disease is known or believed to exist
* n t'io county from vthlch they come.
Cortlficats of county clerk of said county
that parties making inch affidavit are
i osjnnslble and icpntablo clt'zjns ' of said
< onnty. Aflidav.t of owner made at
point of entry that his catllo are the
identical cattle described In the foregoing
affidavits and certificate ? , that shipment
has bcon direct and without unloading
except for food and water , and In cleansed
and disinfected cars. Affidavit of owner
that the cattle will bo kept separate and
apart from all cittlo belonging to other
parties for a period of ton days. All the
foregoing ovldonce to bo substantiated at
the point of entry to the llvo ttock
saniUry commission , state veterinarian
or an anthorizod inspector of the state ,
when permit for shipment may bo made.
I ! No railway companr doing business
In this state will reocivo for shipment
into the state any cattle coming from the
quarantined localities unless accompanied
by the aforesaid permit.
4 Oflttlo not receiving permits and re
tained in quarantine In accordance with
tha governor's proclamation will bo held
at.tho expense of the owner , subject to
such rules and regulations as the live
itock sanitary commission may proscribe.
The "topics" man claims to bo anxious
to help out the BEE and especially the
Lincoln bureau. Ho attempted this
once before , and the blander ho made
was raoro than the supposed mistake ho
thought the BEE had made and so it Is in
this o se. The table aj published in the
BEE of July 14th was taken directly from
tbo superintendent's office and not copied
from any paper. Besides It contained
the census of Flllmoro county correctly ,
In addition to two other counties that the
Journal did not have , together with the
returns of eight of the leading cities of
the a'ato which the Journal failed to
get. The erroa the BKE made was In
commenting on a mistake of the Journal
and not on a mistake of the publication
of Uo own table. If the "topics" man Is
able to handle and keep the mistakes of
the Journal corrected ho will have no
lime to look nftor the Interests of the
BEB or any other paper in the state.
The city council have determined that
the dog must bo muzzled or go to the
happy hunting ground. This is a move
In the right direction and will bo appreci
ated by the people of the city.
Milton W. Smith , who was found
guilty of murdering his wife , Is ex
pected to bo hanged at Oscoola , Polk
county , on Friday of this week. Quito a
number from hero are talking of going.
A heavy rain on Monday night cooled
the air and rovlvod vegetation.
AlFairs among the Baptist colored
brothoren of the city are In a sad condi
tion and rapidly growing worse. A scan
dal suit is being instituted against the
pastor and trustees of Mount Xion church
by the other church and It Is qnlvo llkuly
personal difficulties will ensue before
Butliclont oil is poured upon the troubled
water ? . " .
The Presbyterian Sunday school will
give a lawn sociable at the capltol grounds
Gen , Vlfqunln , editor cf the Democrat ,
had an unfortunate runaway at Mllford
on Mondiy , The buggy was upset and
a bad gash cnt In his right hand by holdIng -
Ing onto the lines too tightly. The gen
eral's ' hand will ba laid up for repairs for
a few days ,
Superintendent Line , of the census
bureau , estimates the population of the
atato at between 720,000 nnd 730.000.
The census of 1880 was 452,402. While
the opportunities , facilities and pay for
taking the census under the government
of 1880 were much better than under
the last legislature , still the extreme
care and vast amount of labor expended
by the superintendent and his etliclont
assistants have more than made up for
the lack of pay to the enumerators , and
will give the largest Increase In tbo same
length of time of any atato In tbo union.
The full returns of Dlaino county pivo It
275 , The counties of Obaeo and Hays ,
which were organized for enumerating
purpoos , Oboyenno , Howard , Keltb ,
Key a pa ha , Dakota , Webster and
Valley are still Incomplete.
The state board cf equalization rcot
yostcrday morning and heard the claims
from York and one ether connty and ad
journed till Thursday.
Tbo state levy will bo eovon and throo-
Articles of incorporation were filed yes
terday of the bank of Chester , at Choitor ,
In Thajer county ; capital , § 20OOCO. 0.
E. Whlto and 0. H. Bralnard are the In-
The following are the prominent state
arrivals : William Knupp , W. H. Bsgnoll ,
S , P. Bnckraaster , Charles A. McOlond ,
T. Brandonhocfer , of Ycrk ; A. O. Corey ,
Blue Valley ; Fred S , Baker , Hebron ;
Alfred J. Wolf , II. 0 Becker , J. E La
ncaster , Tocumseb ; W. II. Wllcox , W.
F. B. Wilcox , Falls City ; W. A. Mc-
Chue , PawnonClty ; A. L. Strang , George
H. Savage , 0. J. Kenyon , 11. T. Clarke ,
John Ilalbtrg , E. E , Nangle , John 0.
MeMlllard , E. P. Davis , Omaha ; 0. II.
Lnrrcck , G. n. Whltacehr , Crete ; E. L.
Martin , Fairmont ; O. G. Smith , Kear
ney ; George 11 , Powers , Beatrice ; 11.W.
Carpenter , Hyraeuce ; D. M. Quackon-
bush ; Greenwood ; William Rowerdlnk ,
Hickman ; II. M. Taggart , Palmyra ; Mrs.
John Whlto , OikaloosB.
J. G. Davis , editor of the Boatrlco
Kicker , gave the BEE bureau a pleasant
A BREEZE FROM OHIO ,
Whnt ex Speaker Kclfcr Ilni to Say
About Huokcyo Stnio
The Hon. Warren Keifor , of Ohio ,
with Mrs. Eolfer and daughter , ur-
rlvod in tbo city yesterday
stopping at the Paxtcn. During
the morning Mr. Koifor vita busied In
receiving callers , and daring the afternoon
drove oat In the different pacts of the
city ia company with Senator Manderaon.
Mr. Keller has not boon in Omaha before ,
except to pass through it , and was greatly
astonished at the slz3 and general appearance -
anco of the city , II o loft lest
evening for Superior , Nebraska , where
ho has a son living , nnd after visiting
various points on the Republican river
will return to Ohio.
"Tho campaign In Ohio , this year , "
slid Gen , Kolfer , in response to a query
of n reporter for the BEE , "will be short
and sharp. Yts , I think the republi
cans stand every clmnco ofwinning. .
Ohio Is a thoroughly republican stnto nod
as things are now shaped oar party will
have no need to fear defeat this fall. The
republican candidate for governor will bo
Foraker who was defeated at the last
election , wmlo llov. A. B. Leonard baa
consented to head the prohibition
ticket. Gov. Uoadley , of ccurao will be
the kador of the democratic
hosts. At the last election the icpnbli-
can party fathered the constitutional
amendment prohibiting the liquor trallic ,
and while it lost tto vote of tbo comorva-
lives who are always opposed to mosaics
of prohibition , It dldnotgdn the votes
cf tha prohibitionists thomsolvoi , who
chose to use tholr power to ncompllsh
the defeat cf the party. This year , how
ever , matters are changed. The conservatives
vatives will return and vote the straight
republican ticket with the faithful repub
licans , the prohibitionists will vote for
their ticket , nnd the democrats for theirs.
Mark my word the lesco of tbc fight will
be the victory of tbo republican party. "
"Is the feeling In favor of prohibition
waning In Ohio ? "
"Yes , I think so. I am very confident
that the prohibition issue will not cnt
much of a fipuro in the coming canvass.
Yes , I shall take active part In the cam
paign , and do all 1 can to contribute to
tha party victory. "
Captain Smith goes to Washington to-day.
Mrs. Andy Borden has returned from Don-
W. W. Harviy , of lied Oak , ia at the Mil-
William Preston ia the happy father of a
0. AI , Murdock , of Wymyre , ia at the
L. A. Stevens , of North Flatte , ia a Millard -
Geo. W. Sbeppard , of Bloomlngton , ia at
the Millard ,
Sherifl S. M , Melick , of Lincoln , was at the
Pax ton yesterday ,
S. D. Sawyer fend wife , of San Francisco ,
ate guests at the Paxton ,
C. S. Raymond nnd family left Monday
for the White mountains.
F , Wecorue MeCrady and wife , of Ottawa ,
Canada , are guests at tbo Paxton ,
William McBain and C. W. Hubbard , of
Sioux Falls , Dak , , are at the Millard ,
Mr. C. Shotwell , of Hardy , Neb , realUed
13fi97 pounds of wool from 1500 sheep , atonci
Mr , and Mrs Joseph Her left yesterday for
the White Mountains , whore they will spend
the summer ,
Jivr. H. D , Jones , of the Metropolitan , re
turned Monday from a several weeks' visit
Mr. Frank Yates , of the Caufield house ,
loft Monday night for Larainloto visit his two
C , L. Burke , Grand Island , 11 , 13 , Ay re ? ,
Hlair , J , F. Lowe , Mnrysullo , Kan. , N. C.
Frey , Danvor , are at the Arcade.
"Lieut. " Gordon has just returned from a
month's trip to Lincoln , Denver and Chicago ,
and other localities cast and west ,
Mrs , C , A. Gardner , Miss Susie Gardner ,
Miss Mira Gardner and A. If , ( iardnor , of
Austin , Texas , are guests at the Millard.
Hello Hudson has resigned her position In
the Deaf and Dumb asylum to accept a posi
tion with the institution at Jacksonville , Ills.
Mr. E. J , Bus ey , of the firm of Mclnnis &
Dussoy , left on the Sunday morning train for
the oa t and will vlait his old homo at New
ark , Ohio , before his return ,
The friends of Mr. Charles Kedick , now at
Fargo , D. T , , will rejoice to learn that he has
recovered from his recent very serious illness
and is now as well as over ,
Madames Ounabun and Hyan , teachers in
Catholic school ) here , accompanied by Miss
Gaynor , of Chicago , who had baen visiting
them , left yesterday for the city by the lake
John Wllioo , Hiawatha , Jamoa 1'ltton ,
Valparaiso , G. W. Cannon , Bopelt , Joseph
Hockenhauer , J , 0. Fletcher , Beatrice , F , A ,
GrifTetb , A. Nielsen , A. Bird , Chicago , Ja .
Justice , Fremont , A. W. Feiris , Creston , H.
F. Mtnatt , J. D. Sullivan , Washington , J ,
I ) , La Course , Denver , are at tha Caufield.
At the Metropolitan M , O. Young , Plaits-
mouth , Neb.j G. N , Fox , Yutan , Neb.j
F. S. Tucker , Charles Jatell , Blair , Nob. ; A.
J. Leach , Oakdalo , Neb. ; W , J. Davis , Grand
Island , Neb. j\V. Wills , Columbus ; T. J
Lirch , Albion ; I , Yenelb , Hastings , Neb ,
Thomas Kennedy anil wife , Dubuque , la
John II , Julford and wife , Kockvllle , Out.
H. W , Long , Lucky Valley , la. ; I. P. Ander-
ton , Maple Landing , Ia. ; M. C , Moaghor ,
Itochester , N , Y. ; John Hatnmang , Aillng-
tou ; 0. K. McUunr , Sioux City , Ia. , and L
Ulrsh , M-jberly , Mo.
MUNICIPAL MATTERS ,
A Spicy anil Interesliog Variety of
Topics Pmenltd to IhsL'ilyCoDneil ' ,
The Special Committee Slakes n llo-
port on the FlnancUl Condition
Petitions , HesoltitloiiH , Now
Ordinances , Etc. , Etc.
Last night's mooting of the city council
was , as will be soon below , by the
amount of business transictod , a very
Important and lengthy session. Only
one or two matters called forth oratory ,
such as usually thws about the council
chamber In great abundance and these
were not matter * of extraordinary Im
port. The report made by Mayor Boyd ,
President Bochol and City Attorney
Connell en the Financial condition of the
clly rather paralyzed Mr. Furay , so ho
said , and croatad some talk , Mr. Foray
had hoped that the city would bo able to
expend about $1)0,000 ) this year on pub
lic Improvements bat , with only about
$0,000 loft after salaries and running ex
penses have been paid , ho didn't sea ho IT
It could easily bo dono.
Mr. Ford cDiitlnuoj to press his war
on disreputable houses , and assorted that
ho proposed to keep It up just as long as
ho Is a member of the council.
The council was called to order by
President Bcchel precisely at olght
o'clock. Mcsara Bailey , Bohm , Dallcy ,
Ford , Goodman , Goodrich , Lee , Scrtuicr ,
Foray and Tbrano answered present.
The journal of last meeting was op-
Mayor Boyd reported that ho had ap
proved ordlnancss as follows ; For pay
ment of Juno liabilities ; for preventing
the running at largo of domestic animate ;
amending ordinance No. 052 , establishing
the curbllno of Sundorastreet ; establish
ing thn grade on certain portions of How
ard street , Virginia avonnp , South ave
nue , Ilarney street and Jtll'eraon street ;
appropriating tnonoy to pay for damagas
by reason of change of grade on portions
of Tenth and Pacific streets nnd appro
priating money to cay deficiency In funds
of eower districts No. 1U , 15 , 10 , nnd 21.
Tha contract nnd bond of Hugh Mur
phy to grade , pavoand ballas t Sixteenth
street from Farnam and Douglas was re
turned with his excellonclon approval ,
also the contract and bond of J. K Rilsy
to grade nnd pave on Howard street , and
the contract and bond of C. H. Watson
for constructing and repairing sldo walks.
Thn mayor cent In Michael lllley's
name for policeman In the place of Owen
Bnckloy , resigned , and the name of Ed
ward Carroll In the place of Daniel McBride -
Bride roalgnod. Both were referred to
the committee on police.
The mayor sent In a report from the
committee , consisting of himself , Presi
dent Bechel rnd City Attorney Connol ,
to whom was referred at last meeting the
resolution of Mr. Furay , requesting an
estimate to bo mido of the amount of
money necessary for the payment of all
salaries and allowances due and payable ,
showing that § 82,080.78 will be required
for the purpose. The assesied valuation
of the ctty according to this report , is
about $10,000,000 ; the tax levy for gen
eral pmpoues is twelve mills , making a
total levy of § 120,000 , 90 per cent cf
which Is $103,000. There has already
been drawn from the general fund to pay
floating Indebtedness , $19,818 03 , leaving
a balance of § 88,181.31. After deduct
ing the amount required for salaries and
other purposes , there will remain § G-
094'fa'J. ' This report was placed on tile.
J. E , House , chairman of the board of
public works , gave notice that tbo bill of
R. H. Walker , amounting to § 313.91 , for
building a culvert on Farnam street , had
been approved by the boa rd , and it was
allowed by the council.
Mr. Honsa returned the resolution
passed some time ago Instructing the
borrd of public works to place all
aprons for crossings on paved streets In
the middle of the sidewalk , because
many walks are too narrow and are laid
to tbo curbed lino. Filed.
The city engineer and chairman of the
board of public works reported that they
had examined tbo dump at the foot of
Division street , and foand thatjto Improve
the [ same It will have to bo extended by
piling southward along the river bank.
Also that they had examined the
fidiool house at Eighteenth and CaitelLir
streets and found that the building is
put down , In an excavation , thirteen feet
below the aurpnco of the street , which
will require the grading of about ten
thousand cubic yards at a coat of § 1,8CO.
The city engineer's estimate of paving
done by J. E. Rlley , In district No. 32 ,
was sent In by Chairman House , of the
board of public works , with his approval.
The committee appointed on appraise
ment of certain property , reported that
It had made appraisements on lot G ,
block "H , " northeast corner of Ninth
and Howard street ! ) , and placed the value
at § 9,000. Filed ,
John 1. Itodlck sent in an offer of $175
for the fire dopartmon Is small gray horse ,
The city treasurer 'made a report In the
matter of changing the grade of Tenth
street from Mason to Pierce streets , and
Pacific street from Ninth to Eleventh ,
showing that ho had made a tender of
awards for damages as follows :
Earnest Stught S 10 00
Kllcn McUavItt 150 00
John Christopherson lOQ 00
In the matter of changing grade en
Davenport street , from Jefferson to
Twenty-fourth , ho also made tenders as
J. J. Nohes $75
N. C. Anderson L'5
F , It. MilUpaugh -10
Frank Susatrom , , . 10J
Daniel Itogers J5
Both reports were placed on file.
E J. Brennan presented a patitlon
asking that permission bo granted prop
erty owners on Farnam , from Seven
teenth to Eighteenth streets , to fill the
joints between the plng ( tones with
coal tar and pitch or coal tar end uspbal-
The city treasurer reported that after
all warrants have been drawn , that are
dap , on the p3lico and Cro fund , thtre
will remain a eurpluo , by raason of col
lections in oxcea * of the ninety cent levy ,
and he recommended that this excess be
divided equilly between the fire and
police funds , Thoommlltso on grades
wa authorlzsd to mska the transfer.
A wel'-ilgned petition trcru properly
owners , praying for the location of a fin
alarm box at the Intersection of Burl and
I Thirty-sixth street , or no'.r by , was re
ferred to the commlttoo on fire and water
A largely signed petition was received ,
read and referred , asking that the grade
of Twenty-fourth street , from California
to Capitol avenue , bo Gxed according to
A petition signed by Fred Drexel and
others , asking for a hydrant near the
southeast corner of lot 7 , block 181 , at
foot of Jones street , was referred.
A petition was received asking thtt
South avenue ba graded from Howard to
Pierce streets. Referred.
Hoggs and Hill petitioned the council
to have Paxton nnd Crowcll streets made
passable at onco. Referred ,
John Christopherson gave notice that
ho will make an effort to collect § 1,000
from the city for damages done to his
property on Tenth s'root ' by reason of the
grading which compelled him to raisa his
house. Referred to n special committee.
Andrew Joorgo and rrlfo , of lot 15 ,
block 250J , Harnoy strcot , gave notlco
that they will not accept the $25 damiges
allowed them by reason of street grading.
Referred to fourth ward delegation ,
E. W. Nellcy and Charles McCormlc
Died a remonstrance against the proposi
tion to extend Georgia avenue. Re
The city water works company gave
notice that the fire hydrants ordered on
Sixteenth , Dodge and Farnam streets
luvo boon sot In the wrong places.
J. G. Bemls and others cent in a notice
withdrawing their waver of damages for
grading on Hamilton ) street. Referred.
The commlttoo appointed to assess
damagoj caused by change of grade on
Twenty-fifth , from Farnam to Dodge , nnd
on Dodge from Twenty-fourth to
Tfronty-alxth street ] , allowing Samuel
and Adda Bozeman § 250. Returned to
tbo committee with Instructions to com
plete the appraisement.
The commlttoo appointed to assess
damages on the extension of Georgia
avenue reported damrgos to the amount
of § 0,000. Rtforrcd.
The residents in Knnlz & Ruth's ad
dition want the grade ostabliehud in the
alloy en blcuk fire. Referred.
The gnu Inspector made his report for
The bond of J. E. Docss , oti n mem
ber nnd chairman of the board of educa
tion , was received and approved. Henry
Pundt and E. L. Stone are his sureties.
City Engineer Rojowatcr reported that
the west pier of the Thirteenth street
U. P. bridge is throe-fourths of n foot
west of the west curb line of Thirteenth
street , or thirty and throe-fourths feet
from the center of the street. The cast
plor projects ono foot over the cnib line ,
being twenty-five feet from the center
of Thirteenth street. Referred.
A pntltlou was received from resi
dents of Capitol avenue , asking that said
thorougfara be graded between Ttvontj-
sccond and Twenty-sixth streets. Re
The taxpayers in eoner district 21
make complaint that they have not had
the reduction on tholr tax as districts
thirteen , fifteen and niuoteon have had.
Referred to the committee on soworapo
and the city engineer.
George S. Thompson calls attention tea
a bad hole on Jefferson street , at the
northeast corner of Douglas , and auks
that it ba filled. Referred.
Chief Fire Marshall Bailer , at the re
quest of many citizens , petitioned the
council to rant aomo protection against
fire to the Poor-Clare Academy. Re
A plat of Foster's addition to the city
was filed with the council. '
A number of bills wore filed ,
NEW RESOLUTIONS ,
The following resolutions wcro offered :
By Shroeder Instructing the city at
torney to notify the Union Pacific rail
road company of the refusal of their offer
to widen Thirteenth street under their
bridge , and request that they take
immediate stops to cause a bridge to bo
constructed according to agreement made
between the city and the Union Pacific ,
viz , 100 feet wldo. Adopted.
By Lee Directing the mayor to pur.
chase a lot on or near the head of St.
Mary's avenue , for the purpose of erect
ing a hose cart house thereon. Referred.
By Bohm Instructing the city engi
neer to detail ono man for the purpose of
bringing In a sidewalk resolution cover
ing all of the lots between Tenth and
Fifteenth streets between Farnam and
Douglas streets , describing all of the lots
or parts cf lots whcro the sidewalk Is In
bad condition. Adopted.
By Fnrny Instructing'tho city attor
ney to ascertain whether any person or
persons are selling lots In violation of the
recent ordinance requiring acceptance of
all additions laid out within the city lim
By Furay Ordering that the city clerk
add to the assessment roll of the city for
1885 all lots and real oatato In all addi
tions now laid out adjoining end 'contlg-
Ions to the corporate limits. Adopted.
. By Furay Providing for holding n
session of not less than five days as a
beard of equalization for the purpose of
equalizing appraisements and ascertain
ing all errors and nmleehni in tbo tip-
praltomont roll of 1885 , nnd Including all
real estate within the corporate limits ,
Adopted. The meeting Is to commence
Joly 2 ! ) .
By Leo Directing the city engineer to
submit at the next moating a report of
his views as to thu most practicable
method of securing a uniform system
throughout the city for numbering and
naming streets ; also the best method of
securing a proper system of bouse num
bers , with a view to maintain uniformity
regardless of streets that may bo laid out
In the future. Adopted ,
By Lee Directing the committee on
police and mayor to procure a patrol
wagon and team for the ute of tbo police
force , Referred to the committo on
By Ford Instructing tno marshal to
cause the arrest of the owners of a house
rented to prostitutes on the south aide of
Howard street between Ninth and Tenth
streets and to also canso the removal of
the Inmates os soon as the law will per-
m't. ' Adoptod.
TO COM'EhS JUDGMENT ,
Mr. Bohm Int.oduced the following :
Unsolved , That the city attorney bo
and ia hereby directed to confess judge
ment In the following cases now pending
in the district court on account of change
of the grade on Farnam street :
Dr. Tilden , one lot $ 100
Mr , Howe , two lots SCO
Mr , Chubb , ono lot 400
MM. Ish , one lot 150
Rjferrod to a special committee with
instructions to report at the next meet
By Dalley Directing the city engineer
to report at the next meeting of the
council the cost of the main and Utorali
separate , cf sewer district No , 1.
By Bailey Ordering the tity clerk to
file and carefully preserve for future nse ,
and protection of the city against future
claims for damages , all waivers of dam
ages on itccount of the establishment or
charge of street grades. Adoptod.
By Bailey Instrncting the gas com
pany to lay the necessary pipes nnd place
street lamps on Eighteenth from I'AU !
to Like street , and on Nlnteenth
from Nicholas to Graca street. Referred.
By Bailey Instructing the board of
public works tocauao two sldo walk crossIng -
Ing aprons , to bo placed on the east
sldo of Eighteenth and Izird streets.
REPORTS OK COMMITTEES ,
The various standing committees re
potted as follows on matters referred to
them at the last mooting :
The prayer of B , Kelluor , mklnp to
have his taxes on lot 10 , block 3 , Rod
dick's ' subdivision , reduced from § 000
to § 400 , was granted.
The commlttoo on fininco rooom-
moded that the city treasurer's ' annual
report bo printed In pamphlet form , nnd
their recommendation was adopted ,
The plat of Marshall's addition to the
city was rcjctod for tbo reason that direct
connection with certain streets Is broken.
The plat of Phillips' addition was also
The ordlnncoa establishing the grade
on the streets in Omaha new addltonl
was ordered returned to the city engineer
to make an adjustment of the grades to
The resolution of Mr. Thrano , for n
gas lamp on the southeast corner of Jones
and Seventh streets , was granted , nnd
the lamp ordered oroctod. Also ono at
at the corner of Twenty-sixth and Dodge
Gas lamps wore ordered placed on
Wheaten , Division , Montana and Center
Regarding the request from Browncll
Hall people , for a hydrant and gas lamp
at the corner of Jones and Sixteenth
street ? , the gas lamp was ordered put up ,
but the hydrant question was referred to
the tire and water works.
The matter of extending the sewer now
completed to the nail works , was referred
to the city engineer to report on the ad
visability and practicability of building
Several claims examined by tbo com
mittee on eowcrago wcro ordered paid.
The complaint of Mrs. Ellou Hen-
nessy against paying for paving on How
ard street was ordered placed on file.
The committee on paying and gutter
ing recommended that the § 00 referred
to at last meeting as having been over
paid the Barber Asphalt paving company ,
bo deducted from their bill for paving.
The recommendation was adopted as the
sense of tno council.
The petition of Thirteenth etroot cltl-
Z3ns asking that the matter of paving on
that street bo postponed was reported on
favorably by the committee , but the
council would not accept tholr report nnd
ro-referrod the petition.
Sarah M. HUman , was allowed § 10 for
whitewashing her bauso in which a fam
ily had email pox.
The following now ordinances wcro In
An ordinance creating alley paving in
district 29. Road a first and sacond
time and referred to the commlttoo on
curbing and guttering.
Appropriating § 894,90 out of the pav
ing fund In favor of James Fox , paving
district No. 28. Passed.
Authorizing the Issue of district pav
ing bonds ot the city of Omaha , for the
purpose of paying respectively the cost of
paving certain parts of streets and
avenues in paving districts 32 , 34 , 30 , 38
and -15 , exclusive of Intersections spaces
opposite alleys or between the rails of
any street railway. Passed.
An ordlnanoo to provide for the Issue
§ 50,000 paving bonds for the purpose of
paving the Intersection of streets and
spaces opposite alleys. Passed.
Creating sewer district No. 23 and or
dering the connection of sewers In said
Ordinances levying a special tax and
assessment on all lots and real estate
within paving district No. 1 and 2.
Mossrs. Thrano , Ford and Goodman
were appointed the special committee on
John Chrlstopherson's claim.
The council adjourned.
A NEW"BANK ,
A Few "Words Alinut a Banking
Establishment Just Opened in
Blue HID , Neb.
A now banking honso has just been
opened at Blue Hill , Nebraska , which
promises to achlovo great success in doing
a rushing business In that connty In
which that thriving little city is located.
The firm Is styled Doddp , Thompson &
Co. , and has jast opened business In a
splendid now building recently created
for bank purposes In Blue Hill.
Inasmuch as two of the members of
th firm are old Omaha boy * , some elight
mention of this business concern may not
bo uninteresting to roadora cf the BKE.
John Dodda , the senior member of the
firm la well known In this city , having
travelled for many years for Milton
Ropers & Sou , being the best travelling
man in the employ of that firm. C , W.
Thompson , the second member of the
firm , has long been In the employ of
Tootle , Maul & Co. , in which position ho
has won a reputation as a shrewd young
business man , nad hni made many friends
The other members of the firm are
Mr. 0. L , Pope , who for four years has
been cashier of th ? Blue Hill bank , and
Mr. J , W , C. Thlormann , an old-estab
lished merchant of Blno Hill , who for ton
yean has been located In that town , and
has built up a splendid business reputa
tion , Altogether the firm la a solid one ,
being composed of such material
as to contribute the elements of
strength nnd stability to the business.
All of the members are well known and
perfectly responsible. The building In
which the firm Is to transact business Is ,
as already Intimated , one of thorough
appointments ; a DIebold tlmo locking
vault furnishes the most perfect security
for the safe keeping of the money and
Messrs , Dodd , Thompson & Company ,
commence business with a cash paid capi
tal of § 25,000. Tnelr Omaha correspondent
pendent is tbo Omaha National bank ,
while their Now York business wilt be
attended to by the old nnd trusted
Obomlol National bank. The firm la
thoroughly equipped to do a secure end
extensive banking business , and is cor ,
talnly deserving of pttronage of all who
desire a safe and tkilfal handling of their
money. Tha new Institution enters a
career fall of hops and promise , and will
doubtless at once lake rank among the
solid and substantial banking concerns of
A New Hampshire dogcarrlel the icarlet
feter into five dillerent families ,
RUMBLINGS BY RAIL ,
The City loyaileilliyTrayellDg Passen
ger Agents ,
Money Says tlio Chicago .V North
western In Ono niul Ono-Tcnth
Miles Shorter Tliixn Any
Other lloitto to
I. G. Mitchell , Western agent , head
quarters at Kansas City for the "Blno
Line , " Is In the city ,
J. J , Stevenson , travelling passenger
agent of the Grand Trunk at Kansas
City , Is In town.
W. M , MoDoarmon , travelling passen
ger agent of the Niagara Falls short Hue ,
Is In the city.
Thomas F. Godfrey , western passen
ger agent of the Missouri 1'aclfto road ,
with headquarters at Atchison , Ka , , ar
rived In the gnto clly yostcrday , nnd is
quartered at the Millard ,
W. H. Underwood , western passenger
agent , Chicago , of the Michigan Central
road , Is at the Millard.
W. B. Jerome , western passenger
agent for the Now York Central road ,
with head quarters at Chicago , is n guest
of the Millard.
Division Superintendent McCnbo of
Cblogo , St. Pnul , Minneapolis & Oma
ha , will move his office this week from
the S Iran g building to the freight depot
at the corner of Webster nnd 1'ouitoonth '
streets , whore ho will remain until
the now pjBtongcr depot , now
In course of construct'on ' , Is completed.
The dispatcher's cilice will also bo trans
ferred into temporary quarters there at
the simo timo. F. B. Whitney , tbo
general local agent , will remain wboro ho
Is now until ho can secure quarters up
town , but ho Is required to vacate by the
1st of August.
A telegram dated at Cheyenne was re
ceived by D.vlcion Superintendent Dor-
ranco yotterday , saying : "Lightning
struck lllff elation Ivst night , melted all
the wires , sot the building on fire in
three places , and killed the agent's ' dog. "
The damage was slight , but business in
the oflico had to bo abandoned until now
wires could bo run.
The following telegram was also ro-
colvcd from Chcyenno : "A colored sol
dier was run over and killed by some
train at O allala last night. Do not
know what train , the man's name , or nny
particulars yot. "
A MORMON FORGER ,
Love Grooii Arrested m Salt tinko
City for PAislng Fraudulent :
morning from Salt Lake City , bringing
with him Love Green , a Swedish tailor ,
who ia also a rank Mormon , Mr. Grebe
loft Omaha last Thursday and arrested
Green in Salt Ltko City on Saturday.
The speclGc charge preferred against
Green Is that of forgery. It Is alleged
that on the 25ih day of Juno ,
whllo In the employ of R.
Kalish , the Sixteenth street tailor
Green broke into a private
drawer nnd toro from Kalian's ' check
book two blank checks nnd filling them
out , ono for § 20 and ono for $100forged
the name of Kilish to them. Ho tnen
presented the notes to the Omaha
National bank and obtaining tno money
Hod to tbo land of polygamy , whore ho
was taken charge of by Grebe , whllo In
the embrace of a small colony of wives.
Green Is quite ovidontlyn rustler In the
forging and check raising business , tor
just a day or so before ho made the ralso
on the fraudulent paper , ho succeeded in
changing a § 5 check of Kallsh'a to ono of
§ 500. This he presented at the Omaha
National Bink , bat did not succeed In
getting the money , as the fraud was do-
tooted too soon.
The warrant on which the man was ar
rested was sworn out In Jndgo Stonborg's
CDurt. Green la now In the connty jail
1)1 HI ) .
IlKKSK In this city , July 20th , nt 7:30 : p.
in , , Joseph M , Ueoso , aged CO years ,
Mr. Lansinp ; and family loft last evening to
enjoy a few days' recreation at Spirit Lake ,
Mr , C. H , Schmidt , vlca president and
Benural mnnager of the Equitablu Trust com
pany , returned from Topaka yesterday
HUNTING IN TUK WEST.
Theodore flooacvclt'H K.vperlcnco on
the Plains anil lr > the llocky
"Through that broad pastorlal bolt
stretching in n north and couth line from
British America to Rio Grande , " writes
Mr. Roosevelt , "tho only Industry Is
stock raising , which Is hero engaged In
on a really gigantic scale. " Hero are the
ranches of the stockmen , nnd only from
Isolated tractc , often of great extent ,
"tho rod mon look bopoletsly and sul
lenly out upon their old hunting grounds
now roamed over by the countless herds
of long-horned cattlo. " It la the north
ern portion of this pastorial tract which
the ranchman has secured , and It Is In
this pnrt of the country that Mr. Reese
velt's hunting expeditions have Inon un
dertaken. The author explains brlelly
tbo origin of cattle raising on the plains
as something Americans learned when
the Mexicans were dltposaessod. During
tbo civil war tbo hundreds of thousands
of wild cattle In Texas found a
ready market , The profits wcro
largo ; and oven the mon of
Kansas and Colorado started ranches ,
and Texans drove their stock from moro
southerly districts to Wyoming , nnd ee-
tabllshed themselves In the now country ,
Doocrlblng the cowboys the author states
that "thoy are far from being as lawless
as they are described , thouph they some
times cut queer antics when , after many
months of lonely life , they como to a
frontier town where drinking and gam
bling are tbo only recognized forms of
amusement , and wluro pleasure and vice
are ODnalderod synonlmous terms , " It Is
tbo Texans who make the best cowboys.
They are splendid riders , peifectly fear
less , skillful with the rope , but "prone
t3 drink , and when drunk to shoot. "
Between ranch man and foreman the
distinctions ! ! ! dross and trappings are but
slight. When a cowboy rides h's ' stir
rups are so long "that the man stands
almost orout In them , from his head to
bis feet being a nearly straight lino. "
Comparing the horsemanship of the cow
boy and the asuthorn cross-country rider ,
Mr. Roosevelt writes , "In follomeg
hounds over fences and high walls on a
spirited horse needing very careful hu
moring , the latter would certainly excel ;
but ho would find It hard work to tit n
bucking horse like a cowboy , or to Imi
tate the headlong dash with which ono
will cnl ont a cow marked with his own
brand from n herd cf several hundred
others , or will follow at full epeed the
twlstlngs and doublings ot n refractory
steer over ground whore an eastern horse
would hatdly keep its feet walking.1
TIIK UANCIIMAN'S DAYS NTMRGRRI ) .
Mr. Roosevelt bollovoi that the days of
the free , open-air life of the ranchman
are numbered. The tldo of white set
tlement , of the regular agriculturalist ,
now threatens the cattle Industry. The
land will bo converted Into corn fields.
If there are grazing farms they will only
contain tholr few hundred bond of stock ,
The ranches of many square miles will bo
broken up. If the present condition of
things lasts out this century Mr. Roosevelt
volt will bo surprised. It Is but natural
that the ranchman should dislike the
graugor , but ho has perhaps a greater ab
horrence for the sheep owner. "Tho for
mer will gradually fill up the country to
our exclusion , writes Mr , Roosevelt as n
ranchman , "whllo the tatter's sheep nib
ble oil' the grass so close to the ground aa
to starve out all other animals.
Mr. Ror lovolt has a great deal to ray
of a practical kind In regard to what Is a
good shot. "Shooting well with the rlllo
Is the highest kind of skill , for the rillo
Is the queen of weapons , and It is n diffi
cult thing to learn , " To strike n door
exactly In the 8-lnch patch behind tha
shoulder nt 100 yards is to bo n gocd
shot , although many marksmen at that
distance will lilt n target nailed to a trco
many consecutive times nnd yet miss a
dccrnt fifty yards.
Mr. Roosevelt makes no exhibition of
his sang-froid. About the killing of bin
first grizzly , he says :
"No game Is dangerous unless n man
Is close up , for nowadays hardly any wild
beast will charge from a distance of n
hundred yards , but trill rather try to run
blf , and If n man Is cloao It Is easy enough
for him to shoot straight If hodoes notloso
his head. A boar'n brain is nbout the
s13 of n pint bottle , and any ono can bit
n pint bottle oil hand nt 30 or 40 yards.
I have had two shots at boara nt clnso
quarters , and each tlmo I fired into the
liraln , the bullet In ono case striking
fairly between the eye nnd the oar. A.
uovlco nt this kind of sport will find It
best nnd rnfest to keep in mind the old
Norao Viking's advice In reference to'n ,
long sword : 'If you go in cloao enough
your sword will bo long enough , " If n
poor shot RCCS In close enough ho will
find thnt ho shoots straight enough. "
Mr. Roosevelt tells of five grizzlies
killed with seven bullets , and excepting
on ono occasion the shots were delivered
ns soon as the animals sighted the hun
ters. If only the little unknown quanti
ty vulgarly called "funking" could bo
eliminated , how nicely grizzles could bo
killed by the most nervous of sportsmen !
Mr. Roosevelt explains why some of the
western mon professional hunters arose
so clover with their rilles , the secret of
their success being constant practice. Vic ,
it Is suppoanblo , ia the crack shot In and
around Chimney Bntto. "Ho Is firing
all the tlmo nt njirks , small birds , etc. ,
and will average 500 to ICO cartridges a
day ; ho certainly uses 20,000 a year ,
while n man who only ( boots for sport ,
and that occasionally , will In practicing
at marks and everything else hardly got
through 500. "
Shooting mountain sheep , from the dif
ficulties of the ground , and the exceed
ing trarlncsa of the animal is generally
unsuccessful. Though the mountain
cheep are fairly prolific , fewer of them are
shot than any ether kind of western
game. The mountain sheep. Mr. Roosevelt
velt believes , will furnish the sport In
the future , when the doer nnd elk will bo
killed off , for to-day cowboy and ranch
man rarely penetrate the sterile , rocky
wastes where the big horn Is found.
A great deal has boon written about the
wonderful way those mountain sheep de
scend a rocky slope. The animal Is by
no moans a small ono , an old ram being
almost as big DB n cow elk ,
nnd still for climbing the moan-
tain sheep Is only equalled by tholbex. }
"No matter how sheer thoclill , If there
are over so tiny cracks or breaks In the
surface , the big horn will bonnd up or
down It with wonderful ease and seeming
absence of effort. * * * *
In descending a sheer wall of rock the big
horn holds all four feet together and foes
down In long j amps , bounding off the sur
face almost like a rubber ball every tlmo
ho strikes . * * * *
Tlmo and tlmo again bo will rush over a
cllll' to what appears certain death , nnd
will gallop away from the bottom un
AFTEIl 1IIQ HOll.V.
Occasionally the big horn will comedown
down to the valleys , but at the slightest
alarm ho retreats to the broken fast-
nessop. It Is the most wary of animals ,
relying on cars , eyes nnd nose. Seeking
the highest ground It scans closely every
thing beneath it. Mr. Roosevelt de
scribes a hunt after the mountain sheep
on a cold day , when the shoulders and
the ledges of the clUF had become round
and slippery with Ice , and bin working
away steadfastly for two days without a
shot. At last his patience was rewarded
by the eight of two mountain sheep. "Tho
ono with the larger horns was broadside
toward mo , his sturdy , massive form out
lined clearly against the sky as ho stood
on the croat of the rldgo. I dropped on
ono knee , raising the rllla as I did so ; for
a eocond ho did not rjulto make mo ont ,
turning his head half round to look. I
hold the sight fairly at the point jast ho-
hind the shoulder and palled the trigger.
The bullet had gene In behind ono shoul
der and ranged clear through him , and
yet ho had boon able to cross thn ridgo.
When found ho was dead , a couple of
hundred yards from whore ho had boon
shot. " Mr Roosevelt confirms what
the gourmets have said about moan-
tain mutton , that in the proper
Beaten It is the juiciest , touderost nnd
best flavored of meat. The author con
firms the almost utter extermination of
the buffilo , the last of the southern herd
having been all slaughtered In 1883 , Mr.
Roosevelt seems to think that the few
straggleri loft , In accordance with the
theory of the survival of the fittest , have
developed Into somewhat of a race , with
an Increase cf caution , but still the extermination -
termination of the bison Is only a ques
tion of time.
TUB UKhTJU'lTION OF r K IIUFFALO
has been to men mounted on horaos an
easy thing , though It requires pltick and
good riding. Alter the bufl'ilo it Is the
elk which Is fast disappearing. Five years
ago the author tolls of elk In bands of a
hundred to bo found In the valley of the
Little Missouri , but theao have compara
tively vanished. If the elk wcro not u
panicky creature , wary and fleet as he Is ,
ho might bavo escaped general Ucttruc-
tlon , but ho owes some kind of ulloglanca
to n leader , and If the leader is shot the
followers seem nnablo to make op thole
minds what to do ,
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