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fEELE OMAHA DAILY. BEE : WEDNESDAY , DECEMBER 7 , 1887
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( SKAf , . ) Notnrv Public ,
Mit. SAM HANDAM , proposes to keep
his tariff views buforu tlio puoplu.
PKOMIXKNT Texas business men tire
attempting to create ! i boom in Lone
Star roiil oslntu. Their miccess it ) doubt *
ful. The boom is indiyinous in higher
Tillitii are twenty-sovon red-headed
congressmen in the present Ilou e.
And It SB tliought about the same
number cf dark horses for the proM-
doncy will bo seen loitering around tlio
GKNKHAL NUAL Dow imagines that
Jhosoe.s in prohibition a wcdgo for split
ting the solid fcouth. It might be re
marked that the south is always solid in
its straight politics while it might be
willing to mix its drinks.
Till ! railway commission of Minnesota
has addressed a circular to railroad man
agers in that state , pointing out thoab-
surdltyof t ho upper berth in sleeping cars
and calling for its abolition. The upper
berth in always a fraud and should fol
low the car stove to oblivion.
TIIKIIK is a prospect of a reduction in
'the Pullman car rates between this city
and the Pacific coast. They have
hitherto boon higher than in any other
section of the country , and complaints
from tlio traveling public have bcon
numerous and vigorous of late.
COMPTKOLUiii Tronholm has re
ceived over forty pinna from financiers
of all parts of the country , .respecting . anew
now basis for national bank circulation ,
but not ono of thorn is sutllciontly free
from objections to bo adopted. This is
a very curious circumstance in a country
in which nine men out of every ten
know just how the national llnanccs
should bo managed.
THK people of No Man's Land , which
lies between Kansas and tlio Texas Pan
handle , will this winter make an at
tempt to have their country organized
into a territory. Tlio region is not very
largo , being only ono hundred and
'sixty-seven miles by thirty-seven , but
would rank very well with Rhodn
'Island ' or Delaware in respect to flize. A
Kansas congressman will lay the matter
SOMK of the state papers have been
reducing their surplus recently in ad
vocating the removal of the state capi
tal. Inasmuch as there is no possible
way to move it at the present time , it
appears that the question is entirely out
of order. There may como a time when
it will bo serving the interests of the
people of Nebraska to locate the capital -
tal elsewhere. But the time is not yet
THK Omaha delegation on its way to
Washington to sccuro the convention
was interviewed in Chicago. And
with the usual sagacity of an Omaha
citizen , each man told of Omaha's won
derful growth , gave figures and statis
tics of our improvements and prosper
ity all of which appeared in the
Chicago papers. Even if Omaha does
liot secure the convention , as an adver
tising bureau tlio committee has done
THE president's message has finally
bcon delivered , Mr. Cleveland recog
nized the truth of the expression thai
brevity is the soul of wit , and condensed
it to 7,000 words. Why ho should have
changed his original plan and cut il
down from 22,000 words is a mystery ,
'unless ho really thinks some ono will
'road it. There are no flics on the
message. Incidentally it might bo re
marked that the winter season is now
upon us , nnd the Hies have gone intc
THK board of education has ndoptei
VA resolution providing for night school
in our city. There are ninny youiif
boys und girls in Oinuliti whoso cireum
p stances uro such thtit they cannot nt
| i tend day school , who will bo heuofUtci
by this new departure. When thlrt ;
persons sliull petition for an oveniiij
pohool und plidge ; thuniHolveg to iittoni
its sossiontho superintendent is author
izcd to open the eame , Thia leaves ni
excuse for any person to grow up ii
Ignoratice , . . - , t
The President's Message.
The third annual message of Preside -
de | t Cleveland marks a notable do-
pnrUiro in tlio character of thc ! < u com
munications to congress in the fact that
it Is devoted wholly to the onenubject of
revenue reduction. The president
could have chosen no more forcible way
to emphasize to the country and to
congress his profound conviction of the
paramount Importance of this subject ,
and ho lias treated it with a clearness
and earnestness of statement which are
evidence of the careful study ho has
given to the question and thu deep con
cern ho feels in it. lie has left no room
for a doubt respecting the attitude of
the administration regarding what
should bo dune to relieve the people of
unticccs.-ary taxation and reduce the
revenue of the government
to the necessary expenses of
its economical operation. Without
outlining , on h6 was expected to do , n
measure of tariff revision , the president
.very . plainly indicates tlio character of
the measure which ho thinks necessary
to meet the requirements of the exi
Tlio message reviews the financial
condition of the country since the ad
journment of the last con gross and the
operations of the treasury that wore re
quired to relieve monetary distress
and avert a more serious state of affairs
believed to be threatened. All the au
thority and expedient ! ) within executive'
control for affording financial relief
having been exhausted , the responsibil
ity of preventing further trouble is now
devolved upon congress. Tlio several
methods that have been suggested for
disposing of the surplus are briefly con
sidered , and none of them receives
unqualified approval. As between the
policies of buying bonds and refunding
them at a lower rate of interest , the
president indicates a preference for the
former. lie does not see it to be certain
that refunding would result in moro
financial benefit to the government than
buying bonds , and the latter course
would reduce the debt instead of extend
ing it. With regard to the deposit of
money by the treasury in banks through
out the country , which has been done tea
a moderate extent as a measure of re
lief , the president thinks it to bo objec
tionable as creating too close a relation
ship between the operations of the gov
ernment and the business of the coun
try , and too extensive a co-mingling of
their money , thus fostering an unnatural
reliance in private business upon public
funds. The view of the president is that
the treasury should be as far as possible
divorced from private enterpriseand he
condemns the policy of granting power
to a single individual to bo used at his
discretion to withhold from or release
to the business of the people money held
in the treasury , thus.at his will affect
ing the financial situation of the coun
try. The president is averse to ex
travagant expenditures for avoiding the
accumulation of an excess of revenue.
Such a policy would bo demoralizing to
just conceptions of public duty and
would encourage a reckless improvi
dence not consistent with the mission
of our people or the high and benefi
cent purposes of the government.
With regard to revenue reduction the
president clearly believes that it should ,
come wholly from the tariff. He regards
the taxes derived from tobacco and
liquors as giving no just cause of com
plaint to consumers and working no
hardship to any portion of the people. In
urging the reduction of tariff duties the
president sayo it is not proposed to en
tirely relieve the country of this tax
ation. It must be extensively continued
as the source of the government income ,
and in a readjustment of the tariff tlio
interests of American labor , as well as
the preservation of our manufacturing
industries , are to bo considered. But
the protection to be given manufac
turers should not mean a condition
which , without regard to the public
welfare or a national exigency , must
always insure a realization of immense
profits instead of moderately profitable
returns. The claims of labor to a full
share of regard and advantage are
not to bo lost sight of , but of moro than
seventeen millions of our population ,
according to the last census , engaged in
all kinds of industries , less than three
millions were employed in the indus
tries claimed to bo benofltted by the
tariff. With no disposition to deprive
this minority of an advantage , the presi
dent argues that being consumers with
the rest they would derive equal benefit
from such wise reduction of the tariff as
need not diminish the demand for their
labor nor reduce their compensation.
Special reference is made to the duties
on wool and woolen manufactures to
show that the farmer gets in the end no
advantage from the .alleged protec
tion on his wool , since he must
pay out the whole amount gained as
tariff profit , or more , in the clothing
nnd other manufactures of wool which
ho must buy. In the formation of com
binations to reduce competition and to
maintain the prices of commodities at
the tariff point the president sees a
proof that some are willing to accept
lower prices , and that such prices are
remunerative , evidence which he thinks
worthy of consideration in an effort to
The president concludes his careful
and straightforward presentation of this
subject by pointing out that both parties
are solemnly pledged to the people to
reduce taxation , and urging that tlio
question "imperatively presented
for solution should bo approached
in u spirit higher than parti
sanship. " The message commends
ib-olf to the attention of the country as
a clear , Mraichtforward , patriotic and
statesmanlike discussion of the ques
tion which ovwslmdows all others in
its immediate importance , and is cer
tain to exert a great influence upon the
Tlio Treasury lleport.
The rcport'of Secretary Fairchild is n
clear and comprehensive statement
of the operations of the national
treasury for the last fiscal year , with es
timates of receipts and expenditures foi
the present and. the next fiscal years ,
Much of the statistical information it
contains has been anticipated. The
surplus taxation 'during the l < u > t fiscal
joai-viw a fraction over VlO OOO.OOO
and during' the present fiscal year ll
will amount to $ Il,000,000. : ! Regarding
the question of what shall be done with
this surplus revenue , the secretary says ,
that both bond 'buying , except
for sinking fund ptirjxteos and
governmental expenditure in ex
cess of the needs of the
government should bo rejected , and
urges thnt reduction of the revenue
from taxation is the only fit remedy for
the uvils which threaten the country.
In considering the methods of reduction
proposed ho takes positive ground
against oitheraboHshlngor reducing in
ternal revenue taxation , holding that
the articles upon which excise taxes are
collected whisky , beer and tobacco
"are in very small measure necessary to
the health or happiness of mankind. "
In an equally positive way the secretary
assorts that reduction of revenue should
be made from customs taxation alone.
Ho says : "Add to the free list as many
articles as possible. Reduce duties upon
every dutiable article to the lowest
point possible ; but in ascertain
ing these possibilities the pres
ent situation of labor and business must
always bo kept in mind. " The secre
tary offers ojily a brief argument in sup
port of liis position , it evidently being
understood that the elaborate discussion
of the subject was to bo left to the pres
ident , whoso message covers the ground
very thoroughly. Regarding 'tho sur
plus , the secretary advises that a portion
tion of it bo allowed to lie in banks ,
"where it would bo available for the
business of the country , and , as upon
withdrawal from them it would be at
once returned to tlio channels of busi
ness through government payments , no
shocks would be caused by such with
An interesting part of the re
port is devoted to customs ad
ministration , of which the secretary -
rotary says the difficulties in the col
lection of duties pointed out by his pre
decessor still exist. He states that the
number of customs suits resulting from
the defects of the system lias grown so
large that there is no reasonable pros
pect of disposing of them in this gen
eration. The laws enacted ostensibly to
prevent fraud by undervaluation pro
mote rather than suppress that evil.
Numerous remedies for the diflicultics
are suggested , perhaps the most impor
tant of which is a change from ad val
orem to specific duties. The secretary
says that "theoretically considered , ad
valorem are preferable to specific duties ;
nit in practice , under such ratcs _ as we
uivo had and must continue to have for
ears to come , tlio former are the'too
easy source of deception and inequality
it the custom house. "
Regarding the foreign commerce of
.ho country the report directs attention.
: o the disagreeable fact that this corn-
nerce carried in the vessels of the
LTiiited States , measured by its value ,
; ias steadily declined from 75 per cent
in 18-30 to less than 14 per cent in 1887and ,
von of this small per contago less than
one-half was carried in steam vessels
soaring our flag. The sccretar.ydis-
misses this rather important subject
with little moro than the very--Instruc
tive figures , but with this observation :
It is ditlicult to understand why it
would not 1)0 well to so change our nav
igation laws as to allow foreign built
ships owned by our citizens to come and
go between this and other countries
while bearing the ( lug of the country of
their owners. "
On the subject of the currency the re
port states that the circulation of coin
and paper increased from July 1,18SG ,
to November 1 , 1887 , to the amount of
$10tUOO,000. ) The secretary thinks it is
waste to coin and store any moro silver
dollars at present , as there is no func
tion which those that are coined after
this time will probably over perform
except to he in government vaults and
bo a basis upon which silver certificates
can bo issued. Ho recommends that the
law bo amended so as to authorize the
secretary of the treasury to issue certifi
cates against the coining value of the
bullion bought and to coin only
such number of dollars as ho might
deem expedient hereafter. Suggestions
of safeguards against the depreciation
of the silver dollar merit the careful at
tention of congress.
The report of Secretary Fail-child is a
practical , business-like presentation of
the numerous affairs administered
through the treasury department , and
is valuable rather as a compilation of
facts with only necessary explanatory
comment than as a treatise on financial
and economic questions.
A "Colony" Fraud.
The BKK receives from Portland ,
Ore. , information to the effect that
the Puget Sound Co-operative Colony is
an extravagant swindle. Tlio Omjonhtn ,
the leading newspaper of Portland , de
votes considerable of its editorial space
in a recent issue exposing the methods
by which one Smith is duping the people
ple who are allured by his false state
ments concerning the co-operative col
ony. Inasmuch as the same Smith has
hold meetings in Nebraska and urged
honest and decent people to move to the
Port Angeles community , wo deem it
proper to caution all persons to thor
oughly investigate before accepting his
dizzy scheme ,
The paper in question says that not
withstanding the misrepresentations of
the leaders of the now idea , there are
not to-day over two hundred and fifty
residents in Port Angeles , and they will
suffer for the necessaries of life this
winter. The chief evangelist of the
colony fraud assesses all who join a cer
tain sum , and in this way ho manages
to mnko a reasonably good salary , and
can afford to indulge in his shameless
and baseless misrepresentations. Many
honebt farmers , merchants and poor
citizens in Iowa and Illinois are re
ported to have joined the colony ,
paid their assessments and finally ascer
taining the lads , of course refused to
go. The Orcyonian says : "Last August
a number of its victims whoso eyes had
been opened stated without reservation
to many poi > ons .they mot on their re
turn to the east that the whole scheme
was so Impudent and so extravagant
that the only reason why they did
not print a detailed s.tufcment of its
utter baselessness as a l/usinesa enter
prise was the natural roluctauco of the
liunuin pigeon to admit how badly ho
had been plucked. "
> II 'Is further claimed that the colony
did not raise sufficient farm produce for
their winter supply , but had spent the
summer months building n largo hall for
a society of "ethical culture. " All In
all , unless our iniCM'inntlon comes from
a very prejudiced iniiitl , V.'hlcli Is not
probable , Mr. Smith and his so called
co-operative colony are both ! lr l-wnlci'
frauds. Men with families and of limit
ed means can ill-afford to bo humbugged
by these mountebanks who prey upon
the credulous by cjttortlng the charms
and advantages of a section of country
which offers ncItuV'r .recompense nor
happiness to those who unfortunately
locate there. As a general proposition
it is always a good business principle to
turn a deaf car to traveling strangers
who offer glorious things for a small
compensation , and wo believe it espe
cially true in this instance.
Doing Its Duty.
Tlio sago left in charge of our ancient
Douglas street contemporary , says that
it takes "something besides the absence
of Mr. Rosownter from the city to
stop the dirty work of his paper. " Dirty
work , indeed ! Was it dirty work to
expose a fraud ? Was it dirty work to
tell the taxpayers how Mr. O'Kceffo
saved the county many dollars by check
ing Cadet Taylor in his attempt to cap
ture tlio county commissioners and their
printing at rates extravagant and ex
cessive ? Was it dirty work to relate
the circumstance of liow Cadet Taylor
used his paper in nn attempt to levy
blackmail upon a candidate for regent
of tlio state university ?
And it might bo remarked that the
absence of Cadet Taylor from the city
and his paper , leaves no ono in his edi
torial chair who is so sublime in impu
dence that ho will attempt to defend
Taylor's efforts at corruption and job
bery. The Omaha BKK will bo found in
the future as in the pant , contend
ing for honesty and decency in all
things. And when plunderers attempt
to rob tax-payers and individuals , it is
the unyielding policy of this paper to
expose them , whether its editor is in
town or out of town.
IT is announced that Senator Pad
dock wants to head the next republican
delegation to the national convention.
There are many Nebraska statesmen
who yearn for this distinctive honor.
AM , the Chicago nnd Omaha lines ,
following the Burlington , will put on
fast trains by the first of tlus new year.
Omaha is getting there with botli feet.
The McthodH Used by < ] ) calcrs to De
ceive Tliolr Customer * ,
There is no article used Hvhich figures as
prominently us flour , yet , notwithstanding ,
few families know auytiiui | ? concerning its
value. People are hi ithOjhabit of buying
from their grocer , un THlre whatever brand
is sold them without rtijyio&ialderation what
ever. This is a greift mistake , as a very
small proportion of the flour sold in Omaha
is disposed of over the name of the manu
facturer , and dealers resort to many little
tricks in order to uiulro consumers believe
that they are gutting well-known mill brands.
There arefor , Instancs , over twenty brands of
Hour known ns Superlative on this market ,
and nineteen of them are counterfeit. There
is but one mill which manufactures the gen
uine article , nnd dealers use tlio name for the
purpose of deceiving the public and selling' a
cheaper grade at an advance in price. A fav
orite trick with some jobbers is the mixing
cheap grades with higher ones ; one-third of
inferior Hour with two-thirds of best
grades , which in reality iimkes a
fair article of bread , but does not
contain the nutrition which should charac
terize the genuine article. Some Jobbers
have machines made esj > ecinlly for this mix
ing process. For thia reason the very best
grades of Hour are riot us a rule handled by
Omaha flour men. Consumers would do
well to refrain from purchasing flour that
does not bear the brand of the manufactur
ers , as this would lesson in a great decree
the practice above mentioned. Situated us
Omuha is with regard to being able to get
the grades necessary to making a first-class
grade of flour , it is absolutely imperative
that it should have good flouring mills in or
der to avoid this imposition. The major portion
tion of the inhabitants depend upon the
bakers'for their bread , who use an inferior
grade of flour , they as a rule being unable to
purchase first-class flour in cnr lots , and
being nt the mercy of the flour jobbers , who
works off his mixed articles upon them.
Flour is being jobbed In this city at a profit
of from r > 0 cents to $1 per barrel , and the re
tailer sells it at another profit , and ns stated ,
it is of very inferior quality.
If housekeepers would , or could ,
rather , purchase tlrst-class flour
the difference In the bread produced would
bo very noticeable ami instead of being eaten
as is the case at present , merely to fill up ,
there would bo a little genuine pleasure at
meal timo. A thoroughly posted flour dealer
stated yesterday that the highest priced Horn-
is the cheapest in the end for the reason that
it produces from 20 to 40 per cent more bread
than the cheaper grades.
Prof. William Jags of England innilo a re
port to the crown last year on the wheat anil
Hour supply of the United Kingdom which
was afterward issued for the use of millers ,
brokers and merchants. It stuted that upon
fifty tests from homo and foreign grades ,
the surplus analyzed contained in
crndp gluten. which is the
mitritous substance from 18 to 43 per cent ,
with ono exception , that of a well-known
Minnesota mill , which contains 48 IHMcent. .
This last brand is very nearly standard.
There are several first-class brands of Hour
on the market , nnd they nro in reality the
best to purchase , anil if parties would give
stricter attention to this ono matter alone the
results could not fail to bo appreciated , not
only from the fact that better results would
be obtained as regards the quality o bread ,
but from a sanitary standpoint.
Mrs. Chrlsmnn , the unfortunnto woman
who suicided by throwing herself in the well
at her residence , 1015 C.ilifoirnla street , Mon
day , was buried yesterday in Laurel Hill.
The funer.il of the Into Alexander Black ,
n well known contractor , took place yesterday
morning nt 10 o'clock from his Into residence ,
1718 Jnckson street , nnd < wus quite largely at
tended. The remains w/ure.interred / in Pros
pect Hill cemetery. ' '
The funeral of S. B. Hathaway more fami
liarly known among a Wide , circle of friends
ns "Yank" Hathaway , -pok : plnce from the
niiy residence jof .Twenty-seventh
lumufiivw corner v" * - - it vj - DVJ * tn m
avcnuuanJ HurJetto strfot vesterduy after
noon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Haw away was in the
neighborhood of slxty-fivoy nrs of age. Ho
was ono of Omaha's plonqera ami a well known
character owing to-his association .with Held
sports. Ho was ono of thu charter members
of tlio old Sportsmens club , and was a gen
eral favorite among the followers of the rod
unil fruit. Many a good story could old
' Yiink" tell of the halcyon days when the
buffalo In countless herds roamed the plains
of Nebraska , anil when deer nnd b r. imd
beaver , mink nnd otter wore game of the
commonest kind. Hut ho has ttme to the
happy hunting grounds whence none return ,
to meet the reward that awaits all those who
lead u llfo of uprightness , such as ' his has
been. Keiiuicscat in pace.
Among tlio many beautiful floral tributes
with which thu old hunter's casket was
strewn was beautiful broken column and
wreath of white Immortelles and ruses from
Messrs. II. A. Pcuroso and John J. Hardln.
Internal Itcvonuc Collections. .
Yesterday f he internal roveauo collections
amounted to $3,74 .51. .
A LIVELY NIGHT IN COUNCIL ,
Lots of Work Done nnd Plenty of
Speech Making *
HOT WORDS OVER THE CITY HALL
Another Complication AHso.q Ily the
( Vctlou or the Hoard of 1'nullc
Works The Arcli Or-
( tcrctt Down.
The City Council.
There was a good turnout or councllmen nt
the meeting last night , nnd the lobby was
crowded with an expectant audience. Tlio
usual buttonholing and whispering was ex
tensively Indulged In , and did not cease until
the gavel of President Hechcl fell.
The following communications were re
ceived from the mayor : Approving ordi
nances passed at lust meeting appointing K.
M. Stcnberg , .f. H. Lacy and L. Utiggun ,
uppralserrt.for the opening and widening of
Twenty-seventh street from Grunt to Paxton
street ; notices from William Anderson und
MM. P. Jensen , of injuries received by de
fective streets and sidewalks ; communica
tion from II. T. Clark asking to compromise
a suit. Referred. ca
Prom the city engineer : Reporting that
the brick sewer between Nineteenth and
Twentieth streets was in n dangerous condi
tion. Ordered to bo repaired.
When reports from the board of public
works were read , Councilman Ford
uroso and said ho would not vote
favorable on anything from that body
that was not signed by at least two of the
members. Huscall also gave Chairman Hal-
combo n dig. Several grading estimates
were received from the board and approved.
A communication containing thu opinion of
City Attorney Webster on the city hall con
tract was referred to the Judiciary commit
tee. The contract of Hugh Murphy for pav
ing Webster street with Colorado sandstone
From the city attorney : Propositions for
settlement of claims against the city by Jacob
Leis , Mary Gavin West , Simon 11 of man.
Kunclt Thompson , Annie Mellhcddu and
The city physician reported S7 deaths and
119 births In Omaha during the month of No
The November report of the police judge
The communication from thu board of fire
and police commissioners asking for addi
tional policemen was read and referred to a
Councilman Leo said that ho had learned
through the newspapers that this communi
cation had been sent to the council sometime
ago. Councilman Hascall defended the
council by asserting that thu newspapers had
misrepresented them , nnd indulged in a wild
hurunguo which fulled to draw applause from
A petition of the Chicago , St. Paul , Minne
apolis & Omuhu railroad for permission to
construct a sewer along Grace street was
The water works company reported
the locating of nind lire hydrants in different
parts of the city. J. Gross and Ad. Janetschko
asked permission to use the lire hydrant nt
the corner of Howard and Fourteenth streets
for flooding a skating rink. Referred to the
chief of the tire department.
Henry W. Pottlt , on motion of Councilman
Leo , was allowed $30 for making necessary
repairs on the smallpox hospital.
A communication from the hackincn of
Omaha asking the council to afford them
rights which they claimed to be deprived of
WHS referred to the committee on Judiciary.
G. A. Joslyn informed the council that the
flrrn of Thompson , DoLnng & Murphy , sewer
contractors , was indebted to him In the sum
of SttSS.ST , and that lie would hold the city
for its payment.
William Anderson , of 2010 Cuming street ,
sent In a communication to the effect that his
clothing and watch had been damaged to the
amount of $123 by a defective sidewalk. Ho
asked'Unit ' , he bo reimbursed to the extent of
SJ1D. ) . Referred to committee on claims.
The following from C. E. Mayne was read :
OMAHA , Dec. 7. To the Honorable City
Council : I would respectfully report that
at u meeting of the board
of public works to-day I moved
that the resolution passed November
17 , 1SS7 , by this board , cancelling the con
tract of Regan Brothers for the construction
of the city hall basement , be reconsidered. "
This was seconded by Mr. Hchnrod nnd car
ried. I wish to call the attention of the city
council to the fact that the said resolution is
still before the board of public works and
has not been acted upon nnd therefore said
contract is not yet cancelled as has been re
ported. Respectfully , C. E. MATXK ,
Member Board of Public Works.
A petition from property 'holders on Will
iam street , between Eleventh and Thirteenth
streets , protesting against the introduction
of the sewer system along saidstreet , was re
ferred to the city engineer.
A communication from the fire and police
commission asking for additional horses for
the police patrol wagon , was referred to the
committee on appropriations.
The meat insj > cetor reported having con
demned . ' 1,045 pounds of meat and fish during
the month of November.
The street commissioner was directed to
tour down and remove the arch at the inter
section of Sixteenth nnd Furnam streets ,
and John F. LIsy was given permission to
erect a s'gn ' In front of his premises , No. 18'U
South Thirteenth street. Permission was
given to the Cable Tramway company to put
in a tempoary wooden curb in front of their
power house on Twentieth and Harney
The following resolutions wore adopted :
Relaying the crosswalks or > Park nvenuo at
the crossing of Poppleton , Pacific , Mason
and Lcuvenworth streets and across Leaven-
worth street at the intersection of Park
nvenuo ; compelling contractors to taku care
of and replace sidewalks torn up for grading ;
to clean Thirteenth street between Mason
and Hickory streets ; that the street com-
niissioncr bu instructed to repair sidewalks
in various parts of the city ; compelling ueo-
plo living on Nawton street to arrange fences
to conform with tlio proper lines ; ordering
the city clerk to advertise for several pieces
of land for park purposes , nonu of which
shall bo less than ten or moro than 2,000
acres ; directing the board of public works
to advertise for thirty days for bids for all
kinds of paving ; locution of lumps in
front of the church at Eleventh
and Center streets and Jewish
synagogue ; employ ing a fireman to run the
furnaces in the city building.
Councilman Kicrstead offered the following :
Whereas , Thu city attorney has sustained
Chairman Balcombo in his action annulling
the contract with Regan Bros , .fe Co , for the
building of the basement or the city hall ,
therefore be it
Resolved , Thnt the council approve and
sustain Mr. Balcombo' In his action nnd that
the board of publlu works IKS nnd is hereby
instructed to at once take the necessary steps
to enter into n new contract for its comple
Councilman Kicrstead said that Mr. Bal
combo had the interests of the city at heart
and the council should sustain him.
Councilman Ford compared Mr. Uulcombc
to the czar of Russia , a sort of a supreme
being in his own mind who Ignored the or
ders of the council. Ualcombu , Ford alleged ,
was neglecting his work and was not in his
ofllco half the time , un'd wound 4ip his tirade
of abuse by giving Mr. Balcombo fair warn
ing that there were men In thu council who
would not put up with his assumption any
longer. Ford favored letting Regan Brothers
go ahead with the work.
Councilman Lowry moved as an amend
ment to Councilman ICiersteud's resolution
that Regan Brothers bo directed to go ahead
with the work.
Councilman Hascall said it xvns a good
thing for Omaha that n supcrstnict-
uro was not put up on the con
tract in vogue with Regan Brothers and the
plans nnd specifications tarnished by the
architect. Thu latter were indeUnlto and de
fective , and wore the direct cuuso of the ex
istlng trouble between thu chairman of the
board of public works and Ucgan Brothers
and Brcnnan. Mr. Balcombo was blamed by
the speaker for letting the contract for fin
ishing the basement and building the super
structure of Nevlns , k Co. without advertis
ing , us U required by the law.
Councilman Alexander considered that the
board had u perfect right to annul the con
tract , with Itegan brothers. Ho was oppontsd
to thu tutting of thu contract us conU'inpIuted
by the board of publlu. works. The sum of
$10,000 , for HnUbing the basement wus too
Ou motion of Councilman HascaH further
consideration of tho. matter was postponed for
The council inwt ns n board of oiunllintloii
on the IMh nnd filth of tlio present month.
Thu total amount of thu apjiruplatlon ordi
nance , $ jl , Ittt , 81 , not Including oxtru claim. *
submitted after Its reading was allowed.
Conncllnmn Alexander submitted nn
amendment that thu police appropriation
Incltidu all the policemen employed on thu
preitunt force. The city was llablo for their
pay , hu said.
Councilman Hiwcnll TIo1. " sol
Councilman Alexander Uv u deoUion of
the supreme court which mulcM the nets of
thu board and thu llru commissioner ! ) legal ,
Councilman Hascall That decision wus
based on an assumption ,
Mr. Hascnll was about to continue when
ho was declared out of ardor by thu priM-
dont. Further discussion of the subject wa.s
The ordinance confirming certain
rights to thu Omaha market com
pany was referred back favorably
by the ordinance committee , nmV created
considerable talk. Councllmcn Ford , Lee
und Bedford wore opposed to blocking up
Harney , or any other streets with market
houses. Further action was postponed for
ono week upon the council adjourning ,
The Troublesome Question of Twen
tieth Street's Width.
No bids were yesterday received by the
board of public works for the grading of
cither Dodge between Twcntv-sccond und
Twenty-fourth streets or Twentieth street
between Davenport and Cuss. This is all the
more surprising because it was thought the
Cable Tramway company would put in a bid
ixs Itvan anxious to have completed
the work which It started some
time ago. Ono of thu reasons
which has doubtless operated against bidding
has been the fact that the work b-iing mainly
of n surface character , there wus not enough ,
In view of approaching winter to attempt to
make money on. As a consequence of this
failure to sccuro bids , the board will ask no
more on this work , before next spring , when
the question of narrowing Twentieth
street will ngain bo brought up.
Notwithstanding the beauty of some of the
residence property on that thoroughfare ,
judging from thosu who huvo ulreudv been to
sec the chairman of the board of public works
upon the matter , there will bo found many
who favor grading thu street to u width o'f
100 fuel , even if lawn and trues must bo sacri
ficed. The majority of these live on the
northern part of the streft and hold thnt
when the cable lines and street
car line run together , they
will leavu not even room enough for a baby
cart between the outside track and thu curb.
To obviate this difficulty , they claim , thu
street must be graded to the full width.
Yesterday afternoon thu following bids were
opened for the grading of Farmim street from
Thirty-sixth street to the city limits , there
being IW.O-JO yards of filling nnd 20,7u ! > cutting
in the Job of fIOO , fcut or 150 feet more than
1) . A. Junsen . 17' c per cubic viml
G. W. McKinnuv . 20o } " * "
Chas. E. Funning & Co. . . 17' ' < , 'o " "
HtiKh Murphv . 17i < o " "
C. F. Williams . 20 o " "
Cnllihan & Co . l i-fu " "
Shannon it Hogo . ISi' ' o " "
The appended estimates were allowed.
Whalen it Brennan , curbing Seventeenth
street , Davenport to Cuming , $ -J.i.'ll.M ! ! .
Hugh Murphy , grading Doduo street. Twen
ty-sixth avenue to Thirty-sixth street , .YK2.- ) ! > .
Mr. Muyno offered the following resolu
Rrsolvcd , Thnt the action of the board on
November 18 , cancelling the contract with
Regan Bros , for building thu basement of thu
city hall bo reconsidered.
This resolution was adopted , Messrs.
Mayne and Heimrod voting nye nnd Chair
man Bnlcombe no.
Mr. Maynu then offered the following :
Resolved , That the action of this board on
November 17 , 1887 , cancelling the contract
with Regan Brothers for building the base
ment of the city hall bo madu and the chair
man is hereby instructed to notify Regan
Brothers to proceed at once and finish the
said work according to the original contract.
Considerable discussion foliowinl this and
Mr. Hehnrod asked for time to consult legal
authority before voting on the measure. The
board therefore adjournud until 7 p. m.
Just before the board convened in the even
ing there was quite a lively scene , in which
Messrs. Maynu , Rothacker nnd Lowry fig
ured , caused by thu introduction of the reso
lution , and although there were some pretty
worm words bandied back and forth , no
blows were struck.
Thu first things considered In the evening
session were the bids for the grading of Far-
nain street from Thirty-sixth street to the
city limits. Mr. Maynu moved that the con
tract bo awarded to Hugh Murphy. Mr.
Huimrod moved that it bo awarded to D. A.
.Tansen. The ballot resulted in one vote for
Murphy and two for Jtinbon.
Mr. Muyno again presented his resolution
In regard to allowing Regan Bros , to proceed
with the work on thn city hull basement , but
it was rejected , Mayno voting aye and Bul-
coinbe and Heimrod no.
John Quinn , the man who has been held
here for the past , week under suspicion of
having murdered Charles Smith at Scotia
last summer , was released yesterday-
That Defy all other Remedies Spood-
lly Cured by Cutlcura-
Humiliating Eruptions , Itching nnd llurnlng
Pkln Tortures , loathsome Sores , nnd every
specks of Itching , Scaly. 1'lmply , Inherited ,
Scrofulous nnd Contagious Diseases of the
Illood , Skin nnd Scalp , with Loss of Hair , from
Infancy to old nije. nro positively cured by CI/TI-
C'iniA , the great Skill Cine , nnd Ou'riCL'ltA SOAI' ,
nn exquisite Skill iieniilltler , externally , nnd
CIITICUKA HISOIVINT : , the now Illood 1'urilier ,
COVKItKD WITH SOKHH.
Ihavobeen nllllctcd slnco last Mnrchwlth n
skin disease the doctor.s cnlled ICi-zuina. My
fnce was covered with scab.s nnd sores , ami the
itching and burning : weio almost unbearable.
Seeing jour C'uilcuiM HIMKIIIK.S : M ) highly
recommended concluded to plve them a trial ,
usliiK the CUTICUUA nnd Cr-ni.'UitA So.U' exter
nally , nml itKsor.vKNT internally , lor lour
months. J call myself cured , in gratitude for
whlih 1 make thl.s public statement.
MIIK. C'hAIIAA. FUUDEI11CK.
IIROAD HllOOK , CO.N.V.
8CAM , .I'-ACF. KAHS and NKCH.
T was allllcted wltli Kczemri on the Hcalp ,
Fnce , Knrs and Neck , which the druggist , wliern
I Rot jour remedies , iironoiincfd oil" of tlio
wornt cur.es that had come under hN iotl : > - > - , Uo
ndvlhfd me to try your Cirricriiv | ( IMKIUIS : : ,
nnd after 11e dav.s' HM my scalp and part of my
fnco were entliely rmed , nnd 1 hope in another
week to have invear-i , neck nnd the other part
of my face cured.
l-D II. ITII STIIEKT , Nr.w VOHK ,
TKTTKIl KlNAMjV UUHRI ) .
Harinn u-ed your Cniruiiv KK.MKDIKK for
eighteen months lor Tetter , nml I'n.illy ciirln
It , I am nn.xlous to ret It t hell on riimml * I > , n.
I cun recommend It bovonil any reii'i.'dle.s 1 huvo
ever used fur Tetter. ltinn . Cuts , etc. In fact.
It U the host medicine I have over tried lor
unythlmr. Jt S HOltTOX.
Mvim.K , Jliss.
Sold everywhere. Price. CtTTictw A , nto ; SOAP.
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DllUO ANI > CllKMIU. 1. Co. . ItOStOlt , Mtlbs.
JS Senil for "How to Cure Skin Diseases , " ( H
page * , M Illustrations nnd ID ) tentlnionlul.s.
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Ml'M-IS , blai.-k-lieid.-i : , diappKl nlfy
prevented by ( , 'UTict'UA .M niuc.x I KI > JiOAl1.
IT STOPS THE PAIN.
Aching Muscles , Hack. Hips nnd
Sides , and nil I'.iln. Inflammation ,
and We.iknes.s IIII.IKVKU : IN OM : MI.N-
_ _ . .I'lK 11V TUB ( 'ITYIfUKA AMI-1'AIN
J'l.ASTKii. The ili-ist nnd only pnla killlni ; S'-i < -
WILL Nor UNHOOK WHrLEBcma WORM.
BTcry Uuy who dciltc * ( > rrfcctin lii fclyleaml I < um
abouM wtar them. Manuficturrdqiily l T the
WORCESTER CORSET COMPANY.
WoKctUr , iUis , , u4 Jttt KUfcct lUect , Chicago
tit Gene rat ( > fwmo r In Omahd
Its Origin Purely American \Vtikt
Oinnhn I'ooplf Hnd to Uo
Thnnkpivlug tiny has come nnd gone. In ItKO ,
on the yiitli tUy of Deceml-or. the Pilgrim
Kathers landed in Alr. rfca. nnd Immediately
set nsldo n day to bo observed in general
Thanksgiving nnd fnstlmr. Thanksgiving tiny
has since become a general holldny lit tlu ; united
Stnles , it being Appointed llr-it by the president
by proclamation , nfter which the governors At
the several stales nlso issue their proclamation
to their own constituency. The people of Ne
braska had plenty to bo thankful fors the cr ps
during the year Imvo been plenty and fruitful ;
no epidemic h.is devastated the state , nnd no
serious accidents have marred the record of tht <
\iuoiigthoiiinnypeoplc of Unmhn nonit
hnd moro cause to lie thnnkt'ul on that day than * "
the family of Mr. Wljrgs. residing nt the corner
of T emy-e ! hth and llurdcttn Mreet.s. l.nst
July lllanche , n little llve-year-old daughter of
Mr. Wlggs , wns taken sick with scarlet fever.
She recovered from the disease , but In n few
ilayn unier an abscess formed on her nock under
the I Ighl ear , tv chronic nbsce.ss that u ns contin
ually discharging pus. Chronic nbscess appear *
tinder vnrtons designations , such ns cold , ncn > -
f nlous or tuberculous abscess. It is ono that 1 *
slow In Its progress. Mr.VIggs , in talking to
the reporter nbottt the cnse , mud : "Tho nbcess
in this case wis the result of the scarlet fever ,
chronic nbcess often following such low forms
( if disease. The discharge was the most profuse
nt nluht , often saturating the bandage * wo
would put on it. We doctored for It from July
until September , nnd it was continually grow
ing worse , nnd wo became seriously alurnmd. I
then noticed theadvettlsements of Drs. McCoy
nnd Henry , nnd told my wlfo she had better
take Hlimrho and go see them , Hho did nnd In
one month they had her well , ns you see there Is
nothing loft of it but n Might scar that will goon
be gone also. " Mr. Wlggs called to n bright and
pretty llttln girl xrho wns playing w 1th her llttlo
In-other and showed tlin reporter that her uo Ut
was aa well as ever it was ,
Mr. WlKirs resides at the corner of Twenty-
eighth and llnrdettn streets , nnd will corrobor
ate the above to any ono doubting It.
The following statement regarding Drs. Mc
Coy nnd Henry Is made upon good authority :
" furc these tininrnt | i/i/if / ; / < 'in/M hnve linn in tn
UVHMIIliuvc / trratttl anil curftl owifcfhoiM *
awlfntrt nf catarrh and thriinto throat ami lunj
tru\il \ > lr > > , mid of tlifft oasM 40 PIT cent had been
declared mid proiiuuiicfti incurable. "
The Symptoms Attending Hilt Dlsoaso
Willed Ijenils to Consumption.
When catarrh has existed in the head nnd ths
upper part of the throat for imy length ot time
the patient living in n district where the poo-
pie are subject to catnrrhal nllectlon nnd the
lilseusu hn.s been left imcurod , the catarrh in-
vnrlbly , hometlmes slowly , extends down the
windpipe and into the bronchial tubas , which
tube- , convey tlio nlr Into the dllferent parts of tlio
lungs. Tim tubes bucom Directed from the swell
ing nnd the mucous arising 1'iom catarrh , and ,
in some instances , becomes plugged up wo that
the nlr cannot get In us freely us it should.
Shortness of breath follows , nnd tha patient
breathes with labor and dillleult.v.
In either cuso there Is a sound of crackling
nnd wheezing inside the chest. At this stage of
the disease the bieathlng Is usually moro rapid
than whun In health. The patient has also hot
Hashes ever the body.
The pain which accompanies this condition Is
of a dull character , felt In the chest , behind the
breast bono or under the shoulder blade. The
pain may como and go- lust u few days andthen
bu absent for several others. The cough that
occurs in the first stages of bronchial catarrh Is
dry , comes on at interval * , hacking In character ,
mid Is usually most troublesome in the morning
ounrlrtlim , or going to bed nt night , nml it may
Ixi in the lirst evidence of the dlsoasa extending
into the lungs.
.Sometimes there nre fits of roughing Induced
by the tough mucus so violent ns to cause vom
iting. Later on the mucus that Is ralsod In
found to contain small particles of yellow mat
ter , vhlch Indicates that the small tnho.s are
now attoctcd. With this there are often streaks
of blood mixed with the mucus. In some caso.s
the pnllent bocnnies very pnle. has fever , nnd
expectorates befuro any cough appears.
In homo cases small iniihbos of cheesy suln
stnneo are spit up , which. when pressed between
the tinsers , emit n bad odor. In other ca os par
ticles of n hard , chalky nature ) urn siilt up. The
raising of cheesy or chalky lumps Indicates se
rious mischief nt work in the hums.
In miiuo cases cnturrb will extend into the
lungs In n few weeks ; In other ca-os it may tin
months , nnd even years , buforu thu disease at
tacks tlm IIIIIK-S Mifflclently to cnuso serious In
terference with the nenernl health. Whim tha
disease has developed to such n point the pa
tient Is said to have cntarrhal consumption.
With bronchial rutnrrh there l.s more or less
fever which illll-'i-s with thn different parts of
the day -slight In the morning , higher In thu
afternoon and uvonliu.
What It Moans , Mow It Acts , and
What It Is.
Yon sneeze when you get up In the morning : ,
you try tosnee/.i ! jour no.io oil' every tlm you
me expo-mi to tlio leist : draft of iilr. Vou huvo
n fullness over the front of tint forehend , nnd
the no-e fo > 'ls ns If there wns a plug In each nos-
till , which von cannot dislodge , Vou blow your
noHMiinHlvnur ears crack , but It don't do any
L'nod , and the only result Is that you succo-'d In
Setting up livery red nose , and you HO iirltatu
the llnlnc ; membrane of that org-m that , you are
unable to brenthu through It nt nil. This Is n ,
corre'l nml not overdrawn picture of Hcuto at-
tnckof c.iturih , or "i-nee/lng Catarrh , " us It id
Now what du.'H this condition Indlcnto ? 1'lrirt
a cold that c.ius-s mucus to po poured out by
the Klandrf in the no o ; then Ihoso illsi-nfieil
glands are attacked by swarms of little germs
tlmc.itarrhgcinithat lloat In the nlr Inn lo
cality wherothe disease Is prevalent , 'ihe.so An-
Imalculii- their ellorts to llnd a lodgment ,
Irrltatn the sensitive inembrnnce lining ot the
nose nnd naluro undertakes to rid hersulf of
them by piodnciiiB n lit of miee/lng.
When the nos becomes tilled with thlckoned
( tl < > < m el mucus thn natural channels fur the In-
tiodncllon of air Into the lungs in Interfered
with nnd thu perKim no ntlected must bie.ilho
through the mouth , nnd by Hitch means thu
throat beciunes parched nnd dry , MKirlng Is pro
duced and the cntarrhal disease galm ready
access to jho throat and lungs.
J , GRESAP M'COY ' ,
Late of Hellenic Hospital , X. . ,
COLUMBUS HENRY ,
310-31 ! RAMGE BUILDING ,
Corner loth and llnruoy Struct1 * ,
Oinnlia , Nnliraska ,
Where nil ciirablii rns are treated wllli "O-
ce.s. Mudical illfe'iKoa treated Hklllfully. dm-
Hllinptlon. Height's UlMaMlljapei -.JH , Hhj-u-
mutism , nnd nil N'r.itvor.s I HK\SKS. Ml ill *
piiMik peculiar to thotiexes u : , jc"fttliy.rmtil
CONSULT vnnv by i/iallor atolllce. II.
OIHCfl I lours-- ' . ) to II u. m ; 2t 4p. m : < to p.
m. Sunday Inclmlud. . . .
CorrcMioniiciiqo rocelvi K tirotnnt " .I11"1.10" ! ; ,
.Mnnv ilts.-iMs : niu in-ated Mi-ce.-sfuly , ) by l > r .
Mi-Coy nd Henry thrum ; ! ' tlio inalln , itmllt ii
tliuu pusMblo for those nti Iil to ui.ixoa Jour-
n.y , tooW > iln mroe.viful lioii < ital u-catnmit ut
1 ' '
.Vo ll'ttera'answurnd ir.llc.s * accompanied by
ldresKall letters to JIM. McCoy A lleiiry.
UOOIIIH 310 and ull lumua Uullulujj. OuiaU *