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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEl'i FBEDAY. MAItDIT 2 ! ) . ' 1S < > .
IflEY MAY CO HOME TO-DAY.
Flrml Adjournment Flxod For Noon
By tbo Joint Oommlttoo.
THE SALARY BILL REDUCTIONS ,
All the Norntnt School Measure * In *
definitely Postponed by the Itouao
Legislative nnd Slate
LINCOLN' , Nob. , March 23. ( Special to Tun
BKK.J The senate spent most ot the morn
ing in the hum drum routtno of third reading
nnd passage of cloven house bills , during
Which many senators skipped over to the
bouse to look after pot measures. The following -
lowing bills wcro passed :
Dcrlln's bill permitting the Issue of wnro-
liouso certificates for flax seed and Unseed
Oil In storage.
Changing the tlmo of the meeting of the
presidential electors from December to
Berlin's bill to protect Nebraska railroad
employes from the gnrnlshoo sharks of Iowa.
Changing the Lincoln term of the suprcm o
court from July to September.
Berlin's bill for the monthly report of the
city comutrollor on the accounts of the
For the Incorporation of granges the same
ns secret socltlcs.
MciN'ickcl's school bill.
Exempting disabled pensioners from pay
ing poll tax.
Towlo's bill for the better protection of
hotel keepers was defeated.
A rlpplo of intorcst was started by the re
newal of Senator Raymond's persistent de
mand for the reading of Hall's house bill
fixing a schedule ot maximum freight ratos.
It has 114 pages and there Is no hope
of Us passage. Member after mem
ber asked to bo excused for
nn hour. Thcro was also n shower of mo
tions , and finally tbo reading was deferred
Until after the consideration of the npproprl-
The senate adopted a resolution by General
Connor directing the commissioner of labor
to embody in his next report n chapter on the
cultivation of sugar beets and sorghum , the
manufacture of sugar therefrom and statis
tics thereon. \
Chairman Raymond , of the special com
mittee , reported that the Joint committee of
tbo two houses had agreed on Friday noon as
the tlmo of adjournment. The report was
The senate concurred In the house amend
ments to Raymond's banking bill and Keek-
ley's trust bill , which now go to the governor.
The salary bill came up In committee of the
whole and the reductions ntrrcod on by the
senators in conference last night were made ,
With but few changes. As in tno considera
tion of the expense bill , the amendments had
all been carofully'propared nnd written out.
and were distributed among senators in all
parts of tno chamber. Salaries were reduced
US follows :
Adjutantgonorallfroral,500tol,000 ; labor
commissioner's clerk , from $1,200 to 31,000 ;
auditor's bunk clerk , from 81,500 to $1,200 ;
his Insurance- clerk from $1.200 to $1,000 and
the recorder from $1,200 to $1,000 ; tno land
commissioner's chief clerk , from $1,400 to
§ 1,200 ; his two bookkeepers , from $1,400 each
to $1,200 ; the supreme court's stenographer ,
from $1,500 to $1,200 ; ofllcors of tbo homo
for friendless , from $2,400 to $3,000 ; tbo
chancellor , professors , Instructors and all
employes of the state university , from $106-
000 to $00,000. On the last Item the original
bill called for $75.000 and it was raised by the
house to $105,000.
The auditor was deprived of two clerks At
11,200 and $1,000. , the superintendent of pub-
lie Instruction or a deputy at $1,400 and the
Beatrice institution for feeble minded of ono
teacher at $000. The $3,500 salary of the
Btate veterinarian was also stricken out.
The land commissioner was allowed an ad
ditional draughtsman nt $1,200. The salary
of the attorney general's stenographer was
was reduced $1,200 to $1,000 , but after a
spirited contest was restored.
The reductions aggregate $34,200. The In
crease Is $1,200 , leaving the not decrease
933,000. The cuts made by tbo senate in the
appropriations aggregate about $550,000. Tbo
liouso reductions foot up nearly $100,000.
The senate passed Baker's decadent bill ,
Which abolishes dowry la courtesy and gives
the widow her share of the estate in foe :
blso Hungato's bill for a now site for Fort
Omaha , at amended by Senator Cornell.
By a unanimous vote , also the expense bill ,
as amended by tbo sonato.
The deficiency bill was taken up In com
mittee and the following Items added : For
Wages at Norfolk , $1,091 ; for Senator Hoar ,
Of Massachusetts , $3,000 ; for Sheriff Will-
man's expenses In capturing a fugitive , $180 ;
for extras in the Kearney reform school ,
* 1S39. The deficiencies aggregate over $80- i
Towlo's hotel bill was reconsidered out of
, courtesy to its author and again
billed. Attention was called by Hurd ,
Connor and LitWsny to the fact
that it provided a penalty of Imprisonment
Jor debt and a failure to pay a betel bill on
demand a misdemeanor.
The two scnato bills for a constitutional
amendment increasing the members of tbo
puprcmo court and raising tholr salaries have
gone to a conference committee.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 33. [ Special to Tun
BKE.J On motion of Hampton all the num
erous normal school bills wore indefinitely
Dempster moved to place house roll 333 , a
hill appropriating $11,000 to establish a silk
t elation In Nubrnska on final reading ,
On motion of Delaney this bill was laid on
tjHnll moved to place on final reading house
roll U89 , a bill to pay Eobotiozor It Hoar , > 10d
Massachusetts , the sum ot t&OOO for alleged
service rendered the state in a case before
the United States supreme court , In which :
the state was contesting the title to oortain
lands with J. Sterling Morton. The motion
test and the bill was tabled.
Mr. Cameron , chairman of tbo committee
appointed to confer with the senate in reward
to the hour of final adjournment , reported
fixing the time at 19 o'clock ( noou ) to-mor-
Raynor thought that If so early a time was
fixed the house must necessarily concur in
nil tbo reductions tnado by the senate m tbo
Cady did not bollovo the house should tie/
Its hands in this WAV , and Barker took the
Borne view of the matter.
> Oolanoy thought it was tlmo the house
was getting ready to go homo. It had bettor
lie honest and confess that it had boon reck ,
less nnd extravagant in allowing thcso ap
propriations and concur in the reductions
mode by tbo sonato.
The resolution was laid over subject to
Bills on final reading were taken up , The
following were passed :
Senate file li , the Kockloy bill to prohibit
all pools and combinations to enhance the
price of tno necessaries of life. The bill was
amended by Watson to exempt labor organi
sations from its provisions , Tbo bill passed )
py a vote of 09 to 0. The negative votes
east were by Cushlug , Hungato , McMtlan ,
JSnydor , Mattes and Mootcor.
A bill by Hungato providing that the
county board in counties containing oltlos of
the metropolitan or first class and having >
over twenty-five thousand inhabitants may >
levy a special assessment on lands abutting
u public road loading Into tuo city for the
purpose of grading and paving the same.
A bill authorizing the condemnation of not
to exceoa ten acres of land for cemetery otr
poses , and a bill by Kolpcr providing that
the support of tbo insane shall be paid
py the state , the same as other unfortunates ,
nd making provisions for repayment by
the counties or the estate * of sucu persons
of the amount so expended ; also a sonata
nlll providing for the submission of a oonstl -
A call of the housa was ordered , ana Field-
grove of BulTalo , wtio was found to bo ab-
eont , was brought in and fined (5 for the
benefit of the homo for erring women at
On motion of Gilbert $4 of the fine assessed
vgnlnst Fleldgrovo for absence was ro-
Senate file 810 , a bill providing for a re
duction of the number of Justices of 0.BO -
peace In metropolitan cities , on motion of
O'Bnon. WBI ordered to a flnal reading.
A bill compelling railroads to keep tholr
tight of way free from noxious weeds , and
highway supervisors to cut down all weeds
annually In the month of August , nnd Im
posing a line on each for failure to do so , was
passed by n unanimous vote.
A bill prohibiting counties from trans
ferring cases arising from trossposstng on
real estate from ono county to another was
The bill was Introduced at the Instance of
Saundcrs county , which claims that it Li
overrun with business brought by citizens of
Douglas on account of some damage cases
against the Omaha Republican Valley rail
A bill was also passed providing for the
sale of saline lands in Lancaster county at
not loss than $150 per aero nnd providing for
leasing these lands nnd fixing the termina
tion of the cose at twenty years ,
Thu bill providing for glass ballot boxes
Tbo senate bill declaring the first Monday
In September a public holiday , to. bo known
as Labor day , was passed. Also n senate
bill by Cornell ceding Jurisdiction over Fort
Robinson mid Nlobrara military reservation
to the United States.
Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
The l < 'ort Oinnha mil.
LINCOLN , Neb. , MarchSS. | Special to Tun
BEE. ] Representative Hungato's bill giving
the state's consent to the purchase or con
demnation by the United States of n site for
Fort Omaha in Sarpy , Washington or Doug
las counties came up in the senate to-day , and
Senator Cornell offered the following amend
ment , which was adopted :
Provided further , That nothing In this act
shall DO so construed as to deprive the state
of Nebraska of the right to tax nny property
of civilians situated upon any real estate ,
which the United States may acquire under
this net , or to deprive the state of the right
to tax any railroad running over nnd ncross
any such real estate so acquired , or to do-
prlvo the state of Nebraska of the right to
tax , regulate , license or restrain nny business
which might bo attempted to bo carried on ,
on nny such real estate where sucb business
Is , or may hereafter bo taxed , licensed or
restrained in ether places within the state
tinder the general laws of the state , or to
deprive the state In nny wa& from enforcing
the provisions of Its revenue laws , against
any person having property upon such real
estate liable to taxation or seizure at the
hands of the agents of the state ; nor shall
nny of the provisions of this net bo construed
so ns to prevent tbo opening nnd keeping in
repair public roads and highways ever nnd
across said reservation.
or Interest to Wnrolionnomon.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 23. [ Special to
TUB BEB. ] Following Is the section of the
statute entitled "warehousemen"as amended
by Representative Berlin's bill to put the
owners of llaxseed and Unseed oil on a footIng -
Ing with other parties :
"Any packer of pork or hoof , or nny manu
facturer of distilled spirits or of Unseed oil ,
having n warehouse for the storage of his
own products ; and any koooor of an eleva
tor , warehouse , crib or tanks whoroln ho
stores his own grain , flax seed or linseed oil ,
may issue receipts for his own meats , spirits ,
grain , flax seed or hnsccd oil which ho actu
ally has so stored , in the usual form of ware
house receipts , which shall have the same
force and effect , ns the receipts Issued by the
keeper of n public warehouse , to parties hav
ing property so stored thorclnyhlcu receipts
shall bo negotiable by indorsement , and en
title the bonu fldo bolder thereof advancing
money on the credit of the same to a lion
upon the property so stored nnd described
therein , for the money so advanced , as to all
subsequent purchasers and creditors of any
person interested therein from the issue of
such receipts and the advance of such
Tbo Normal Sobool Combine.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 23.Special [ to Tun
BBE. ] Tbo normal school combine utterly
failed to carry tholr point , notwithstanding
the "unholy alliance" they Xmtorod into in
order to achieve this result. At ono time
Chadron , Stromsburpr , Nellgh and Superior
stood a splendid chance of securing the loca
tion of a normal school , but the gang who
were pushing the Stout , Butler and ICon
nard claims succeeded in drawing Represen
tatives Coloman. Gilchrist and Hanthorn
into their not , but the combine wont to pieces
on the failure of these claims and the normal
school bills were all postponed to-day by a
A tremendous pressure was brought to
bear on Scovillo and Farloy of Hamilton ,
wno were anxious to secure a normal school
at Aurora , but they resisted every effort of
the boodle combine and voted steadily
against every bogus claim. They did not
succeed in securing a normal school , but tho.v
came Just as near it as these who went into
the boodle combine.
The School Iiaw Amendment.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 83. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tnn BEE. ] Following is the text of
I Representative Berlin's amendment to the
I school law governing Omaha :
\ "That all accounts shall bo audited by the
secretary , approved by a committee to bo
styled the committee on claims , and no ex
penditure greater than $300 shall bo voted by
the board , except in accordance with the
provisions of a written contract , nor shall
any money bo appropriated out of tbo school
fund , except on a recorded adlrmatlvo vote
of a majority of nil the members of the
board , and said accounts and the records of
said board In all metropolitan cities shall at
all tlmos bo subject to the inspection and
examination of the comptroller of such oity ,
whoso duty it shall bo each month to oxamlno
Bald records nnd chock said accounts , and
front tlmo to tlmo us may bo required by
ordinance or resolution of the city council ,
report to said council the nature nnd state of
said accounts , * and any facts that may bo re
quired concerning said records. "
The Farmers' Combine.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 23. [ Special Telegram - >
gram to TUB BEE. ! The farmers of the
house mot to-night to consider the senate's
reductions on the appropriation bills. All
but Corbin favored the proposition to concur
in tbo senate amendments , and his concern
was chloily as to the state university. The
other representatives hold a mooting and de
cided to oppose concurrence In the hope of
getting bigger allowances from a conference
committee. Each party claims to haVO about
fifty members and tbo result cannot bo fore
told. The Joint committee on adjourn
ment ounnot agree on a date , but the
general impression Is that the legislature
will adjourn Saturday at the latest. The
senate has a few bills to read in the morning
and the proposition Is being seriously dis
cussed to then take a recess from time to
tlmo , Without doing any more business , until
the house also gets ready to adjourn.
Cancbt In HlH Own Not ,
LINCOLN. Nob. , March 23. [ Special to Tun
BEB.I A practical Joke was played on Field-
grove this afternoon , and ono which ho will
not fall to appreciate. About two weeks ago
at an evening session a call of the house was
demanded and about thirty members who
were a llttlo tardy in coming In , on motion
of Fieldgrovo were each fined $1 for the
benefit of the homo of the friendless. "Dick"
Berlin of Douglas , who was the first man
caught in Fields-rove's net , got excused to
day , and calling Floldgrovo out , invited him
to go ever to the sonatq and watch the solons
in that body slaughter the appropriation
bills. In tholr absence a cull of the house
was demanded and some ono answered to
every name except "Fioldgrove. " The
gentleman from Buffalo was then brought
In , and not having a satisfactory excuse was
fined $5 for the benefit of the uomo tot erring
women at Milford , Fieldgrove paid the
money and at once wont gunning for the
handsome member from Douglas who led
him Into tbo trap.
Signed by the Governor.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE , ] Governor Thayer signed
to-day tbo throe bills creating Thurston
county. The Rayuor irrigation bill has also
Cadet Taylor's 1'ctltlon.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 23. [ Special Telegram > -
gram to TUB BBE. 1 Cadet Taylor i circu
lating a petition for appointment as secretary
of the board of transportation ,
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 33. fSpoolal to TUB
BKB. ] Hlga-fivo has been cultivated to such
an extent la the senate that four or flvo
tables , in full blast wcro a common sight
when the scnato was not in session. Cards
bavo been barred , and prohibition now pro
Petition and subscription papers for pres
ents are now running a nock nnd nock race ,
with the exchange of photos a close second.
School directors and others should take
notice that the now laws change the annual
meeting from April to Juno , and make many
minor changes In the present order of
Senator Raymond tried to Inject a $30,000
item into the expense bill for insurance on
state buildings. Ho was defeated with the
argument that the state had bettor carry its
own Insurance. An allowance of $330 was
made to pay current insurance , nnd the gov.
ornor is expected to cancel existing policies.
The Irrepressible photographer took n shot
nt the senate while in session this morning.
The solons nro disturbed by the report that
the Inmates of a disreputable house nave nn
autograph album with the signatures of
many legislators. The book has been traced
to a prominent employe , nud many members
think It a scheme to blackmail them or Im
pair their influence it returned two years
The cry 1ms been raised that thcro will bo
big deficiencies two years hence on account
of the senate's reductions in appropriation
bills , but a house amendment to tlio expense
bill provides "that no oniccr shall Incur tiny
indebtedness beyond the amount appropria
ted In this bill except to prevent disaster. "
Representative Cady took ground against
the practice of permitting doflcioitcos. Ho
said the stnto Institutlonsjulght ns well bo
allowed to run without check or appropria
tion nud send In tholr bills for pavmont.
The banking bill provides the appointment
of the binklng clerk shall bo by the auditor ,
treasurer nnd attorney general. The appro
priation bill classes him as nil auditor's clerk ,
to be paid by tno auditor.
Senator Funck got In a motion for ad
journment lit time to allow the senators to
join In the rush nnd take a claim in Okla
The newspaper correspondents have been
"took" in n group , and there Is a fairly ac
tive demand lor their photos.
Senator Sutherland is a fighter nnd a
hard hitter and more than one of his cql-
leagues has Had reason to bo thankful that
ho has on Impediment In his speech. Ho
took the lead in organizing the senatorial al
liance for retrenchment and ho nnd Senator
Kockloy have pushed the measure through.
It was tbcso two gentlemen that discovered
the data with which Ropresentatlvo Corbin
knocked out the Kotiuurd claim after its
passage in the house seemed suro. Suther
land put In last Saturday and Sunday In
looking up old records and found enough to
kill the claim several times ovor. Ho was
assisted In bis documentary researches by
Senator Robinson. Among other things
they found a long lost printed copy of the
statutes of 1ST3. It has the original resolu
tion under which IConnard was appointed
claim agent , and the resolution WAS found to
have a forgotten proviso that was fatal to
Captain Glllosple , doorkeeper for the sen
ate , Is a candidate for the place of special
agent for the Valentino land oulco.
Senator Norval was chairman of the sana
toria ! bllianco on appropriations and rendered
The hilarity that generally occurs during
the closing days of the legislative session
will not bo so boisterous this session. The
statn property will not bo conllseatod , either ,
by the wholesale , as has boon usual on thcso
Ex-Representative Carr of Seward , was a
legislative caller to-day.
"What Is the matter with Whitehead ? "
asked a member to-day. "In the beginning
of the session ho stood In with the farmer
combine , and now ho seems to bo wandering
after strange gods nnd voting for the print
ing : steal nnd other questionable measures. "
The house amendments to the Kockloy
anti-trust bill were concurred In by tUo senate
ate , and the bill only requires the signature
of the governor to become a law.
The members are Joking each ether ever
the expiration of tholr railroad passes. Some
of thorn acorn to think it would bo a blosslng
to the state If tboir nasses only lasted thirty
days , so they would bo torccd to put in full
Warner's Log Cabin Remedies old
fashioned , simple compounds , used in
the days of our hardy forefathers , uro
"old timers" but "old reliable. " They
Warnor's Log1 Cabin Sarsaparilla.
"Hops and Buuhu " "
Remedy , "Cough
and Consumption " ' '
Remedy , 'Hair
Tonic , " "Extract , " for external nnd in
ternal use , "Plasters , " "Roso Cream , "
for catarrh , and "Liver Pills. " They
are put up by H. H. Warner & Co. , pro
prietors of the Warnor's Safe Reme
dies , and promise to equal the standard
value of those great preparations. All
druggists keep them.
Some Facts for Farmers and Others
Nob. , March 27 , To the
Editor of THE BEE : Two articles in
your paper this morning attracted my
attention , and with your permission I
desire to offer a word on the subjects
considered in them. * The first was the
letter written by Mr. Powers toii Iho
memorial of the nlliunco , which appeared -
poarod some time siuco. I noticed
several criticisms on it some days ago
in Tills BEB.
Now , I believe Mr. Powers to bo partly
right and partly wrong. During the
past flvo months I have had occasion
to look up the subject of mortgagosani ]
the result willI think , justify the asser
tions of the .memorial In some ether
states. I have not the Oxaot figured
with tno just now , but can get them , to
suslantiato the statements I make , Us 1
had them in my possession. Tho.v include -
cludo all mortgages.
In Kansas tlio mortgages nro about
$235.000,000 bn an assessed valuation of
between $400,000,000 , and $500,000,000 of
In Illinois the mortgages are about
$150,000,000 on nn assessed valuation of
between $700,000,000 nnd-$800,000,000.
In Minnesota these facts cannot be
ascertained from state records , but
from flvo average counties the records
showed mortgages of from eighteen to
seventy per cent of the valuation , aver
aging about forty per cent , being about
$160,000,000on assessed value of $500-
In Iowa , the auditor had no moans of
Now , it is not probable that this state
has any advantages ever the ones
named , and hence the $150,000,000 , of
mortgages may bo , probably Is , near
the truth. And , as Mr. Powers says
suppression of truth ends sooner or lutai
in disaster. Whou men know how they
stand , they know , or ought to know
what to do in the promises.
Assume this state of affairs to bo
about the truth , und I think Mr.
Powers is wrong , la not putting part o :
the blame , at least , where it belongs
on the farmers themselves. As n class
I think , farmers are the most care
less , imprudent , and unbuainoss
like men of the country. The sumo
rules or want of rules which tho.v
follow , if pursued by the business men
of Omaha would "bust" sovon-touths o
thorn , In loss than three years. It i
naturally so with farmers , as a class.
They are vl brought into such llvol ;
competition with other man as are the
business men of cities and towns. The
businessman must fight all the tlmo
men on all sides ot him , next door , or
uo.xt block to him , to hold his own , No ]
so the farmer. Ho has a piooo of land
nnd it is almost sure to give him some
thing , if the sun shines and the rain
comes. 80 ho sows , builds on hope and
buys on credit. If crops are short a
mortgage falls on him.
Fifteen years ago oven , the condl
tion of the farming class was quite dif
feront to what It Is now , Then , no
o&o in ton otVnod a buggy or carriage
few there is hardly OHO In ton who
lees not own ona-Mi luxury , become ,
perhaps , a necessity. The pamo way
? ith machinery. All of these things
cost cash or mortgages. For the same
'cason that they nro thriftless and caro-
oss , farmers never got their "rights , "
as Mr. Powers calls thorn. They can
not and do not organize nnd hang to
gether , and fight for their rights , and
'oto for them as ether classes do.
Where is the famous "Grange , " that
vas going to "deliver" the poor farmers
rom all evils a fo.v yonrs ago ? Mostly
gene to jwt , because its members were
oo careless to got up and do anything ,
low will the Farmers' nlllanco end ?
Wait nnd soo. I have spent years on n
arm , so I am not altogether f gnornnt o
The other article referred to , was the
torn of news which showed that the
iroflts of the Doll Telephone company
voro 21.45 per cent on the stock It
cornea in very "pat" with this memorial
Hisitioss. It snows how , whllo the
fanners can barely malco twoonds meet ,
with no hope of paying moro than intor-
; st on their debts , rich monopolies , who
oan them tholr mortgage money , are
growing fat on ill-gotten gains. This
s only ono of hundreds ot the octopuses
Imt curse our land. And every man ,
vho is moro than superficial , knows
'ilmt , primarily , the farmer the only
[ jroducor has to boar the whole load.
Twenty-four and forly-ilvo ono-hun-
Irodth pur cent per annum , and stock
nearly trebled in assets ! And yet this
s tbo patent protected body that fights
every attempt , to rogulavo its extortion-
nto charges by all the moans that stolen
vealth can use , and "squeals" that for
ess charges It can't mu : < o business pay
txpansosl Where was itrton years ago ?
3ut this is , as I said , only one of hun-
Iretls of such companies , monopolies ,
.rusts . legal robbers in this country.
Well , it will continue to bo this way
till revolution comos. That will bo the
illinmtc end. Lot the nlhanco keep up
Is good work. IL M. WHITE.
I'rool' Hotter than Assertion.
With such proof ns the following letter
'rom W. H. Dean , of No. 278 Seventh street ,
tfow York , It is not necessary to make the
jure assertion that Allcock's Porous Plasters
euro lumbago. Mr. Dean says :
"Somo ton daya ago I was taken with n
cry violent pain In the small of my baclc.
t was so severe that I could hardly breathe ;
every movement caused great agony. I fi
nally found out that It was lumbago. Being
entirely helpless n friend sent to a druggist
and got two Allcock's Porous Plasters ; these
vcrc well wartned and applied to my back ,
ono above the othor. In half nn hour , to my
great surprise nnd delight , the pain began to
ibate. In two IIOUM I wai able to walk out
and attend to my business , the pain being
almost cone. Next day I was all right , but
continued wearing the plasters for a weak. "
niou soiti THIS.
Prices Upon Omnl ii Kenlty Have a
Tendency , to Rise.
E. F. Seavor , speaking to-day of Omalm's
present prosperity and future greatness , "
said : '
"Tho business situation seems to possess
moro of the elements of a largo , healthy and
? ormunont growth than at nny previous
ine in the history of T > ur city.
i'Tho boom period- u few years ago
which pervaded the entire west struck us
mildly nnd died nwayboforo wo knew it was
upoli us , leaving no unfavorable effects , and
the summing up of all branches of business
at the close of each year has shown a ma
terial Increase over that of the year prev
ious. Real estate Ua' ' ! steadily Increased in
price , and choleo residence or business prop
erty is almost witlioutjOXceptlon firmly Held.
Good houses In desirable locutions
nro in demand and rent at
figures tbat malro thorn profit
able investments. Eastern capital in conso-
qunnco is not slow In withdrawing itself
from the vaults , where It has been wont to
repose at a profit of two or throe per cent ,
per annum to Its owner , uud taking hold of
property hero that can cosily bo imido to pay
from seven to ton per cont. Outside proper
ty , especially along the transportation lines ,
has much moro than held its own , as Is amply
demonstrated by the constantly increasing
patronage of the roads running suburban
trains. I predict that before the elo o of the
present year every railroad running into
Omaha will have suburban train service in
operation , and that thousands of clerks ,
mechanics and laborers , who are now renting
houses from fifteen to twenty minutes ride
from their place of business bv street cars
will bo living m cosy houses of tholr own a
llttio further away , but about the same uum-
bor of mlcutes rldo by steam cars. The
number of our jobbing houses bus been
largely augmented , and the capacity of many
of the older houses greatly increased during
the post ycnr. Notwithstanding this fact ,
the volume of business has mot with a cor
responding increase , and all Jjbbors appear
to bo dumg a satisfactory business. This
shows conclusively that Omaha is reaching
out and competing successfully with Chicago ,
St. Louis aniLothor ot the old jobbing cen
ters , and her capital nnd brains nro com
petent ) to handle her tributary territory.
"Wo ore , however , lacking in some ro-
spects. Much of the territory naturally trib
utary to us is shut out and glvon over bodily
to our rivals for want of adequate railroad
facilities , -wo need an Independent briago
across the Missouri that Will permit , for a
reasonable consideration , any nud nil rail
roads to Cross Immediately into our city.
This , I am satisfied , would result In two and
possibly three of the great trunk lines , now
ending at Council I31ulls , crossing ever end
malting this tholr terminal point nnd the
base of important extensions ittto the state
and beyond.o need , oriually as bad , a di
rect llilo of railroad to the northwest. The
accomplishment of thcso two great objects
will doubtless insure a third also of
great importance , viz. , the construction Of a
union depot that will at least overshadow
anything wo now have In that direction.
"Wo need these things badly , and every
man , woman and child owning a foot of real
estate In the oit.y shares In the need. All are
within our roach , nnd by a strong and united
effort wo Oan got thorn. There nro few
cities of the RZO of Omaha , in the United
States , whoso bonded Indebtedness is BO
small , and wo can wall afford to pay liberally
in the way ot bonus or subsidy , for the
attainment of those advantages.
The Inducements ofterou by our Inrgo-
he.irtod ana doop-pockotod citizens to scotiro
the location of manufacturing Industries are
fast bearing fruit , and wo have many Inriro ,
solid and thrifty institutions to show for
their efforts in that -direction. Wo have
rootn for uioio , howoyor , and the Invitation
Is posted on our gates , "Como to the most
promising location wcaVof the Great Lakes.
Wo will give you a sttoj help you to got hero
and buy the product of your manufacture. "
Expand the Mind
Hy seeing ns mnoh asfyou can of the world.
But cro you sot out olthor as a tourist , com
mercial traveler or emigrant whether you
go by rail , steamship or steamboat , provide
yourself with HostotW's Stomach Bitters ,
which the traveling public recognizes a * the
finest medical safeguard nnd provontativa
of sea sickness with which any ono journey
ing by land or water 'can be provided. It
furnishes to tno western pioneer adequate
protection against malaria , rheumatism and
these disorders of the bowels which miasma
tainted water beget , ilta sedative effect upon
a stomach perturbed by the rocking of a
ship is truly magical , and it is a capital appe
tizer and nerve invlgorator. Excellent is It
for biliousness and kidney Inaction , and it
counteracts in u remarkable degree the ef
fects of fatigue , physical or mental. After
wetting and exposure in inclement weather ,
it should bo used as a preventive.
A Plea tor Dloroy.
Judge Baldwin , who has been at Broken
Bow nearly two weeks defending Edwin F.
Domorott , for the murder of Edward 1C log
on December 10 , returned homo
Wednesday night and received a
telegram yesterday morning stat >
ng that the Jury had returned a verdict of
manslaughter , and askoa the court to make
Oomorott's sentence as light as possible.
Tbo hootlng grow out of a quarrel ever the
constant trespass of King's cattle on Demor-
ott's premises , The latter is forty-ulna
years old , four feet , seven inches high and
weighs only seveny.flvo pound * . King was
a larger man.
BOYS' ' DEPARTMENT ,
You will bo surprised at tlio oaormoua stook of Boya' and Children's Clothing -which
wo are displaying this season. Although wo now liavo twice the room than formerly for
the Boys' Clothing , yet the now goods pouring in daily make this department crowded.
At the price we mark thorn wo think wo will double last season's business. No goods in
our establishment are marked as close and'with as small a margin as Boy's Clothing , for wo
cater to the trade of the masses the poor as well as the rich.
The following are a few specimen values wo are offering this week :
200 strictly All "Wool Cassimoro Short Pants' Suits , sizes from 4 to 13 , at $2.40. "Wo ' \
have two shades , a dark and a lighter ono , either of them very neat. Wo recommend the
material as strong and durable , being every fibre wool and the suits are well made , nicely
pleated and tastily gotten up. They are beyond a doubt the cheapest all-wool suit ever
300 All Wool Scotch Cheviot Short Pants Suits , in several different shades , at $8.50.
These are the handsomest suits ever shown for the monoy. They are elegantly inado ancl
the same goods could not bo purchased anywhere else for loss than $6.
175 All Wool Cheviot Long Pants Suits , sizes 13 to 18 , at $3.90 ; the regular value of
this suit is $ G.
An immense line of new spring-suits in light and dark colors , for which wo will name
lower prices than ever heard of before at the beginning of a season. You have no idea
what money we can save you.
Not the least risk is taken in dealing with us. If you have the slightest objection to
the fit , quality or price after you have the goods at homo you can return them and wo will f
refund you the money.
In our Hat Department wo have just opened and will place on , sale to-morrow another .1
shipment of our now justly celebrated 95o Fur Derbys , the latest spring shapes. Thoao
who have" tried one of these hats wear no other now ; they find them as good as any hat they
have been paying $2.50 for. Nor is this the only bargain you will find in our hat depart-
ment. Hundreds of styles of soft and stiff hats are offered at about half the price you
have to pay in other houses.
Every department in our store is full of new goods.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Corner Douglas and Fourteenth Streets , Omaha.
Additional Krclglit Inspection.
ThQ announcement in Tnu BEE ot Friday ,
to the effect that certain Omaha merchants
nnd railroads wcro Infringing upon the reg
ulations of the western classlllcation , by
falsely classifying , nnd also that certain
wholesale merchants were bolnpr allowed a
privilege of under-billing , has brought about
inquiry into the matter. No sooner had the
loots been published than n representative
of the Itock Island wired Chairman Fnithorn
of the matter and the latter Immediately
boijnn to uialto inquiries Into the matter. Ho
dispatched a. corps of way-bill Insuootors to
Omaha , Council Blurts , and ether points
where tlio affair misht bo looked into. At
the Council Bluffs transfer a larRO force of
examiners of freight Is now stationed and
every bill is carefully examined. . The- inspectors
specters have boon Increased to three , nnd
have boon Instructed to examine very closely
the system of classification. As yet no ir
regularity hnb been discovered.
The following local changes , principally of
the Union Pacific , have boon made : J. B.
Frawloy , traveling passenger to bo general
agent at Sioux City ; J. W. Scott , chief clerk
of the passenger department , nan severed his
connection and the position will bo flllutl for
the present by Assistant Chief Clerk
Haler ; M. J. Green , oity passenger
agent of the Milwaukee road has boon
tendered the position vacated by J. B. Fraw-
ley ana it is thought will iicccpt. It Is also
stated that JV. . Scott will bo assigned to
the passenger trade at coast points on the
wost. Thcso cbangos will bo inado In a few
days. In addition to this the Union Pnciflo
Is considering the advisability of running
half hour dummy trains between Omaha and
The Fremont , Elkhom & Missouri Valley
1ms issued a joint tariff circular in which the
rates on merchandise from O in aim to com
mon points in Wyoming are largely reduced.
The now rate will take tilted April 1. First-
cluss is reduced frdal $3.10 per hundred to
(2,05 ; second-class , from $3.00 to 33.C3 ; third ,
from 83.80 to $253' fourthi Irom $2.00 to
$2.83 ; lifth , from S2.53 to S2.23 , and ether
rates correspondingly ,
W. li. Stone Appointed.
Superintendent E. 0. Harris , of the East
ern division of the Fremont , Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley has appointed W. L. Stonoohlof ,
train dispatcher , tbo appointment taking
Brfd Wetting in children. This an
noyance , Ronornllv cnusod by dliidaso ,
can bo cured by Dr. J. H. McLoati'g
Llvof and Kidney Balm.
A Long Plnor Neattlio Divide. - -
M. Honno came very near meeting his
death by asphyxiation with gas in the Hotel
Esmond Wednesday mo riling. Ho was uncon
sclous when found , and it required several
hours to revive him. Ho was sufficiently re
covered yesterday to return to his homo
at Long Pino. _
Advice to Mothers.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup should al
ways bo used for children teething. It soothes
the child , softens the gums , allays all pain ,
cures wind co'ic ' , and Is the best remedy for
diarrhoea. 25ccn ts a bottlo.
Onslicd His Abdomen.
William Daly , n man of fifty years , who
has boon a section foreman on the Union Pa
cific for many years , attempted sulcldo about
11 a. m. yesterday. Ho has a large
family and lives nt Twentieth
and Lake. Ho has boon a very
hard drinker and subject to Idiosyncracies
while intoxicated. His attempt consisted In
slashing himself three times noross tbo abdo
men with a razor. None of the wounds pen
etrated the vitals. Ho will recover. Ho
was taken to the central station and bis
Scouro a sound mind , which , seldom
ROCS without a sound digestion , bv us-
inp the genuine Angostura Bitters of
Dr. J. G. B. Siogort & Sons. All drug
_ _ _ _ _ _
Hurled From tlio Track.
J. Fuemor , nn engineer on the Union Pa
cific , had a narrow escape from death ut the
depot. Ho rusned across the
tracks to catch the 7:15 : dummy , but did not
notice the approach of No. 1 west-bound. Ho
was struck by the onglno nnd hurled from
the track. Ho was not injured , however ,
but narrowly escaped being thrown under
the wncols of the dummy.
A 50 cent bottle of Dr. Bitfolow's
Positive Cure will nromflly | and thor
oughly cure the worst case of rocout
cough' , cold or throat or lung trouble.
Buy the dollar bottle for chronic cases.
Pleasant to take. Goodman Drug OOi
A. Youilu Tramp.
The infant found lu Dr. Vau Gioson's
yard nt NInotcOUth and DoUgtas , was not
left at the Orochoas reported. It was re
fused admission thero. At tbo "Open
Door , " however , Mrs. Clark took the tiny
waif In. Some of thd ladles on the executive
board of thd Urecho were very Indignant
When tlioy learned that tholr matron bad ro *
fused the llttlo stranger admission.
1 like my wUo to use Pozzoni's Com
plexion Poivdor because it improves hoi'
oaks and is as fragrant us violets *
Still No Clioloo.
PitoVinENCE , U. I. , Maroh 28. The
Joint assembly took a ballot for Unltod
States senator to-day , which was without re
Thus"the Mustang" * conquers pain ,
Makes MAN or BEAST well again !
Health is Wealth !
. . 0. WEST'S Nnims AND HII.UN TUKAIN
HUNT , a guaranteed specific for Hysteria , Dlzzl-
ness. Convulsions , His , Nervous Neuralgia ,
Headache , Nervous Prostration cnusod by tu
use ot ulcohol or tobacco , Wakofuluoas , Mental
Depression , Softening of the JJraln , resulting la
Insanltv and loiKllnu to misery , decoy nnd death.
I'tomntnro Old Ago. Ilnrronnoss , Loss of Power
in either BOX , Involuntary Losses and Sporinat-
orhrcacnuiodby over-oxerUon o tliobraln.self-
abuse or orcrlndulpenco. Each box contains
one month's treatment. $1.00 a box , or six boxes
for M.no.sent by mall prepaid on receipt of. price.
WE GUARANTEE BIX BOXES
To cure any case. With each order received DT
us for six boxes , accompanied with J5.00 , wo win
send the purchaser our written guarantee to re
fund the money if tUe treatment does not eiToot
a euro. Guarantees Issued only by Goodman
Drug CO. , Dnigirlsts , Solo Agents , lllr "
street ; Omaha Neb.
For Sale or Trade.
Rosldence property , orange groves , town lots ,
and desirable unimproved lands suitable tot
winter homos , for sale or tt ) trade ror western
mpiovod farm lauds. Correspondence solicited
L .0. GARRETT ,
Orlando , Florida.
Wyoming Oil Lands
Aud all necessary papers lllloil.
W , E. . HAWLEY , Civil Engineer ,
CABl'Elt. WTO. , or OMAHA , NEIlltASKA
PROPOSALS FOU INDIAN SUPPLIES AND'
TllANHPOKTATlON. Department of thtf
interior , Olllco of Indian Attnlra , Washington ,
March ii'i , lesu. SBiilod proposals , indorsed1
"J'lopoaah for llecf , ( bids for beef must bo sub *
mlttecl la separate envelopes ) , liacon. Flour , ' rat * I
Clothing , or Transportation , Ac. , " ( as the ciiBo ,
maybe ) , und directed to the Commissioner of f
Indian Affairs. Nan , OT > und OT Wooater street ,
Now York , will barec'-lvwl until i , m , of Tues
day , April SJ , IBM ) , tot furnishing for the Indian'
service about 000,000 pounds bacon , 34UOO , CK )
pounds beuf on tlio hoof , 1,000,000 pounds net
beef , KTO.OM pounds beans , 71,000 pounds baking
pow dur. fjOO.OOU pounds com , 477X)0 ( ) pounds cof
fee , H.OKW.OJO pounds ilottr , 74oun pounds feed ,
iWi.ooci pounds imril brnnd. 81,009 pounds iiom'
Iny , sa.iwo pounds .lard , vii baiTOU mesi pork ,
1T.UOO ponmlH oatmeal , 1)70,000 ) pounds oats ,
llVl',000 pounds rlco , B.UOO pound. ! tea , 84UOW >
pounds salt , JOXW ( pounds Koap , b&,03a )
pounds BUgar. and K3.003 pounds wheat.
Also , blankets , woolen ana cotton goods , ( con-
hickory uhlrtiug , 15,000 yards ; calico
_ jj , O.MO yurdHi wlnsoy. O.VUQ yardn ) ; cloth- ,
inc. Kroccilei , notions , hiirdwuro , incdlcul BUD- . '
plloa. school ImolcH , ic , , and a long lint of rou-
collaneous articles , such as harness , plows ,
rukcs. forlcfl. * e. , and for about era wagons re
quired ( or the service , to bo delivered at C'liloij
go , Kansat ) city , and riloux Oity , Also fortmon
wagons as may b required , adopted to the
climate of the I'uclflc Coast , % tth | California
brakes , delivered at Ban L'ranolsco , Aiao ,
transportation for such of the articles , Goods
and supplies Hint mfty not bo contracted fnrW
bo delivered at the agencies , iilds mutt ba
made out on government ulnnka. Schedules
showing the kinds and quantities or sulmstenctf
Bupplles rofjulrcd for each agency and * cllooK
and the kinds and nuuntltleu in gross , ot all
other gopdi and iirtlclos , Uigotaer witLblanK
propojulH , conditions to be observed by bidder * ,
time uud place of delivery , terms of contract
ana payment , tranaportauon routes , and all
other necessary instruction ! will be furnUhed-
upon Application to the Indian Onlcr in Wash-
luKton , or Nos. 05 and 07 Woosterbkreet , New'
York ; the Commissaries of Bubslstonoe , V.8.
A , , at Cheyenne , Chicago , Leaven worth. Omaha.
Saint Louis. 3alnt J'ftul. and Ban Francisco j th *
Poatmustera at Sioux city , und Yank ton ; ana td
the I'ostmiutors at the followlnpr namoa vUcel
of any bid , and tneso propoauU ore InTJtea
under proviso that appropriation shall bo made
for the supplies by Congreis. Dids will ba
opened at the hour nnd day above stated , and
bidders are invited to be present at th opunlut.
Certified Checks. All bids must be ucpoin-
panled by certified checks or drafts Upou somfl
united States Depository or the Mm Nation * !
HankoflAui Angelee , Cul , , for at l at ttvaiMt
cent of the amount ot the proposal , JOHN C
OltUHLY , Couitattsloner , x-v 8dl9f
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