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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : S UKDAY , NOVEMBER 2 , 1889
SHALL \VE \ HAVE THE BRIDGE ?
" " "
Action of the County Oommtsalon-
01 a on the Proposition.
tO BESUDMITTEDTOTHE PEOPLE
A Special Election to Do Hold in
December to Vote nn ttio
Qucitlnn of IBBU-
Tim Nnw Bridge.
The now bridge schema was presented for
the consideration of the county commission
ers nt nn adjourned meeting yesterday after
noon. Messrs. John A. McShano , W. A.
I'nxlon , J. H. Duinont , W. J. Connull nnd
other parties interested in the project were
The proposition submitted was the same ns
appeared in THR BKB. This waaccompanied
by a petition requesting that the commission-
erg unbuilt the proposition , as it would bo of
( treat advantage and benefit to the city of
Omaha nnd the county. Uho petition was
sinned by ulnoty-llvo prominent citizens ,
among whom are the following : li. 13. Wood ,
Luther Dralto , Alfred Millard , A. 1 . Hopkins -
kins , W. 1. Kiorsicud , Gcorgu K.
Barker , O. C. Ames , K. L. . Bierbower ,
A. b. Strong , Gcorga P. Bcnils , Kcllcy ,
SUgar & Co. , N , B. Falconer. Milton Uopurs ,
Jvlnyor Broalch , D. M. Stcclo ft , Co. , Lee ,
Clatko. Atide'raon Company , ICirkcmlall ,
Jones & Co. , Kiluutrlclt. Koch ft Co. , Hich-
nrdsun Drug Company , A. D. Morse , C. S.
Knymoml. JA. . Fuller & Co. . John Kusli ,
1'uxton , Gallagher & Co. , K. Itosowatcr , P.
Ii. I'orlnc. W. G. Snrlvor , Jobn L. . McCaguc ,
It. H. Tower , Max Meyer & Bro. , Doxtcr L.
Thomas , Hugh G. Clark , John L. Webster ,
and W. J. Conncll.
Commissioner O'Kenffo was tn favor of the
proposition , hut wanted some clause Incor
porated providing that the depots and prin
cipal Improvements of the company shall bo
built in Omuha.
Mr. Dumont , on behalf of the company ,
nssurcd the commissioners that ull of the
members m" the company were interested in
Omnhn. nnd did not nroposo to build up
Council BluITs , but Omaha , where the inter
csts of the movers In the enterprise ho. Thu
company , he said , was willing to Incorporate
n clause binding the corap.my to mnlco Us
principal improvements iu Ouinlin. The
company has a charter nnd proposes to ex
pend a million dollars in n bridge , aaothor
million in real cstato , .and would build n
depot sultnblo to accommodate all of the rail
roads desiring to enter Omaho.
After Bomo discussion the commissioners
withdrew to consult with County Attorney
Muhonoy upon tbo proposition.
After a sliort nboonco the commissioners
returned and suggested some changes In the
proposition , which were concuriea In by the
representatives of the railway company , anil
the proposition was submitted as follows :
OMAHA , Oct. 81. To the Honorable Board
ot Commissioners of Douglas County , Ne
braska Gentlemen : The Noorasica Central
Hallway comuany proposes to build n double
track steel railway bridge across the Mis
souri river , at somu point yet to ho selected ,
above the present bridges , nnd south of the
north line of the city of Omaha , provided the
county of Douglas will donate to the com
pany S2 , " > 0)00 ( ) of 5 per cent twenty year bonds
of tbo county , to bo delivered to the company
on the completion of the brldco ready for op
eration on or before Juno - - , 18'.r ! .
The bridge is propo&cd to bo built under an
net of congress entitled , "An act to author
ize the construction of a bridge ever the
Missouri river at or near the cltv of Oinahn ,
.Nebraska , " approved Juno 23 , 18SS. And the
net provides that the bridge ttiall bo open to
nil railroad companies desiring to use the
same , upon equal turms.
In CiiHO the construction of the brldgo is
not begun before the 1Mb dny of June , 1SUO ,
or the bridge is not completed before the KJd
day of June , lb'J3 ' , the company shall not bo
entitled to rccclvo any of said bonds , even
though the proposition should bo curried by
vote of the electors.
And provided , further , that said bonds
Rlmll bo delivered to the said Nebraska Cen
tral Hallway company , its ngcnts , successors
or assigns , only upoc the execution by said
XcbrnBkn Central Hallway company , or its
successors , and delivery to said county of
Douglas , of an undertaking in writing to the
effect that the principal 'depot of mini rail
way company , its gcm-rul ofllces and urlnci-
pal machine shops , when built , shall bo
located and maintained within tlio incorpo
rate limits of the city of Omaha , Nob. ; nnd
that u violation of the terms of said under
taking by thobuid Nebraska Central Hallway
company , or its successors , shall render said
Nebraska Central Ualiwuy company , or Its
successors , indebted to the said county of
Douglas to the fullnniouutof said bonds and
By order of the board of directors.
NiniitASKA CUXTK.U. KAILWAV Co. ,
J. II. DUMOXT , Vlco President.
Cr.ounr. C. BAUNUM , Secretary.
After raiding und discussing the above ,
the following resolution wan Introduced by
Commissioner Anderson , and unanimously
Itesolvod , That tbo county of Douglas do
hereby accept tbo proposition of the Ne
braska Central Kuilway company dated
October ! il , 18SO , nnd that the county of
Douglas do hereby ngroq to Issue and donate
to said railway company the bonds mon-
tioncci in said proposition , upon the terms
and conditions tilt-rain named , provided that
the terms of such proposition bo llrst sub
mitted to the legal voters of said county and
adopted by them according to law.
That a npocial election bo , and tlio snmo Is
hereby called of ttio leirul voters of Douclns
county. Nebraska , on Tuesday , the yd day of
December , ISb'.l ' , at xvhich election the follow
ing questions shall bo submitted to said
voters and voted upon iu the form nnd man
Shall the county of Douglas , Nebraska ,
issue Its coupon bonds to aid the Nebraska
Contrul railway company in the construction
of a railroad bridge across thu Missouri river
nt Omnlm , Neb. ; said bonds teamount to the
sum of 250,000 , to bo issued In sums of
$1,000 each ; to bouiado payable to bearer ; to
bo dated on the 1st day of January , 1601 ; to
become duo twenty years after the date
-thereof ; to bear interest at the
rote ot 5 per cent per annum
payable seini-aunuully on the llrst day of
-January and July ; each of which bonds to
bear on Us face the following words ; "This
bond Is oun of a series of two hundred and
fifty lika bonds which are issued by the
county of Douglas , in the state of Nebraska ,
to aid ttio Nebraska Central railway com
pany la th construction of a brldgo across
the Missouri river at Onmhn , Neb ; " all of
said bonilR and the interest thereun to bo
payable nt the fiscal agency of the state of
Nebraska in the city of New York ; to bo de
livered and donated tn the Nebraska Central
railway company when it shall have com
pleted ready for operation a double-track
steel railroad brldgo across the Missouri
rlvor nt Omuha , Nob. , and nlmll have exe
cuted the agreements contained in said prop
osition ; provided , thn sumo shall bo coui-
mencH'd on or before Juno 15 , 1800 , and
ahull bo finished ready for operation on or
before Juno , te'Mt
Ana Bhall an iinnuul lax. in addition to the
usual iuul all other taxes , bo levied on the
taxable property of Douglas county , Ne
braska , auniciont to pay the Interest on salJ
bonus as It become- * duo ; and at lua tlmo of
lovj Ing tlio annual county tuxes commenc
ing the tunth year prior to tlio maturity of
said bonds , shall a tux In addition to alt
other tuxes bo Jovlod on tlio taxublo prop
erty of Douglas county , and continued un-
nuully thereafter from yiuir to year , until
thereby u sinking fund uliall have boon cre
ated bulllcloiit to pay said bouda at the
mnturltv thereof I
The nbuvo iiuostlous shall bo regarded ns
ono onltro question , and all legal VOION of
aald Douglas county who doslro to vote in
tavor of the issuance of said bonds und the
lavy of said tuxes In payment of the principal
and Intereu thrreof , ut aid election , shall
vote a ballot with said question printed or
written , or partlj printed and partly wilt-
ten , with the following uJdltlon.il words
thcrconi "Yes For the Nebraska Control
railway aid boudi and tuxes. " And nil leu-ul
yoturs of said Douglas county who dealro tn
vote iijjalnst the Issuance of tsuld bonds und
the lavy of said taxes to pay the principal
and Interest thereof , nt said election , shall
vote u ballot with said auction printed or
written , or partly printed und partly wrlt-
tou , with the following additional words
thereon ; "No Against the Nobruska Cen
tral railway aid bonds mm tuxes. "
A suitable number of ballots , both for nnd
ogaln&t nultl question , ahull bo prepared and
Histributod by the county clerk.
If two-thirds of all of aaia ballot * voted
by the BAld legal voters of said Douglas
county nt said election nhnll hnvo thereon
the following words , "Yes-For the No-
brnekn Central Hallway Aid Bonds and
Tnxcs , " the foregoing proposition will hnvo
been adopted , and the said bonns shrill bo
lnsncd nnd the said taxes shall bo levied , in
accordance with the terms and condition *
thereof ; otherwise not ,
Hnld election shall bo opened at 8 o'clock
n , in upon nald MucsJay the 0 day of De
cember , 1SSD. nnd shall remain open until 0
o'clock of said day.
And that the county clerk bo authorized
nnd instructed to issue election notlco iu ac
cordance with the above.
Then follows a list ot the several polling
places a specified In the last election proela-
matlon Issued by the commissioners.
Ilnvo Von lloclstcrcil ?
This Is the last dny on which cltiinns may
register for the election which takes plnco
next Tuesday. The places of registration will
rcinfiln open from S a. m. to II p. m.
Sleeplessness , nervous prostration , nerv
ous dyspepsia , dulinc&B , blurs , cured oy Dr.
Miles' Ncrvlno. Samples frco nt Kulin &
Co.'s , 15th und Douglas.
THE Oljl > AND TIIK Ni3\V.
Union I'nol/lo OfllCInt * Uinlorno the
ICxicctncl | Gh'iticra ' In Position.
The ofllclnl changes , previously announced
In Tin : Br.c , took place at Union Pacific head
quarters yesterday morning. As a conso-
nucnco.se vcral clerks were relieved of duty In
Vlco President KltnbaU's ' department. In all ,
five were affected by the change , but some
were fortunate enough to sccuro positions In
T. M. Orr was hard al work nt his desk ns
usual. Ho Is no longer assistant to the gen-
cniUnaimgcr , but is yet in the employ of the
cotn'pnny. It was reported that ho had tend-
crod his resignation , but this was merely a
matter of form , Inasmuch as the position of
general manager was abolishedlo take effect
yesterday. This action also Involved the aboli
tion of the title of assistant to the gcncrnl
manager , consequently Mr. Orr labors r.o
loiiKor under that title , but Is patiently
awaiting future developments. While ho
may retire from the sorvlco of the
company there is n posblbllity of his being
persuaded to remain , and accent some other
Under the now state of affairs but n sljght
clinugo will bo mndo In the location of the
ofllccs. Vice President Klmball will occupy
the room adjoining his present , Barters , aud
the latter will bo added to the compartments
of Vice President Ilolcomu. General Mnu-
ngor Dickinson will occupy his old quarters ,
ns will also General Trafllc Manager Mellon ,
and General Purchasing Agent McKlbben.
Tlio working force will bo increased In the
general trulllo department owing to the largo
volume of business that will revert to that
ofltco on account of the change uiado in the
form of making trunic reports. At least
thrco clerks will bo added to Mr. Mollcn's
IX COLI VPSE ?
Thn Vnnderbllt Speculation n Death
Blow to the Prcsklc'nts" Combine.
Notwithstanding the denials that have
been made concerning the probability of the
lutcr-fitatc railway association going to the
wall , the opinion prevails hero that the asso- ,
cintion will BOOH collapse. It is reported
that the Union Pacific and the Chicaco &
Northwestern have withdrawn from ttio or
ganization , but inquiry nr , the headquarters
of the former road elicited n denial. A well-
known official who has Just returned from
Chicago said : ' 'To a man up a tree it would
appear as thouck the assoclutinu is destined
to go to the wall , ( n Chicago , it is the gen-
crul talk. As to the reported withdrawal of
the Union Pacilic , I actually Delievo , that if
it has not already clone so
it will in a short time. On
account of the coalition of that road nnd the
Northwestern , thcro is no way out of it but
for both roads to withdraw. They must
cither do this , or the rules of tlio association ,
if lived uu to , will imilto the tralllo agree
ment inoperative. There is no'denylng that
the Intnr-titnto Hallway association U iu bad
slinpo , and its longevity Is n serious ques
"In what respect docs the trafltc agree
ment infract the rules of the association t "
"Why , in every respect. Do you suppose
that the roads are wiling to bind themselves
to maintain rates , nnd allow two of the mom-
bora to gobble up the majority of the trafllc ,
nnd especially a majority of the through
business ? Tlio rules of the association ex
plicitly state that there shall bo no combina
tions lornicd of any , or between
any of the roads entitled to mem
bership , for the purpose of diverting trafllc.
If the Union Paciilc nnd tlio Chicago &
Northwestern did not have this object in
view , wherefore did they enter into a close
trnfllo agreement that amounts almost to n
consolidation ? It is useless for any one to
outer a denial as to the purports of the
agreement.Vo all understand it fully. "
must Issue Chocks.
Superintendent Thompson , ot the Bur
lington , has Issued an order directing con
ductors , when a passnngcr desires to atop
en route , to issue stop-over checks instead of
making an indenture on the back of tbo
Ornnlm Bureau Orgnn'ztMl.
The Omaha bureau of the Western Car
Service association was organized yesterday
morning with A. A. Jones as chief. The car
service bureau Is similar to the demurrage
bureau , the principal points involved being
tlio levying ot a land on cars loaded
nnd detained at the point of deliv
ery. Under the rules taking effect yes
terday the tarift on each car detained , after
the first twenty- four hours , will bo $1 per
day for each day , and until the car shall
have been unloaded nnd reported "empty. "
Mr. Jones has had charge of the demurrage
bureau hero for a considerable length of
time , and stnt6s a croat deal has beun accom
plished during that time. Ho will have sev
eral assistants and a strong clerical force.
W. II. Hamsoyer. master car builder of the
Elldiorn , Is in the city.
A. W. Dickinson , general superintendent
of the Missouri Paciilc , Is in Omaha.
General Superintendent , Hughes , of the
ElUhorn , has returned from the east.
S. A. Teal , master mechanic ot the Elkhorn -
horn at Missouri Yulley , is in Omaha.
1C. O. Morohouso , general frclirht agent of
the Klkhorn , bus returned from Chicago.
Gcorgo Dorrington. traveling passenger
ngont of the Missouri Pacific , has returned
from a trip west.
C. M. Hathbiirn , superintendent of the
western anil central divisions of the Missouri
Pacific , is in the city.
Dr. Williams' Indian Pllu Ointment will
cure blind , bleeding and itching piles when
ether ointments have fulled. It absorbs the
tumors , allays the itching nt once , acts as a
poultico. Kivea Instant relief. Dr. Williams'
Indian Pile Ointment Is prepared only for
piles a ne itching of the private parts , and
nothingolse , JCvor.v box is warranted. Sold
by druggists or soul by mall on receipt of
prlco , 5Uo nnd f 1. per box.
WILLIAMS' M't'G. CO. , Prop's.
Cleveland , O.
A I-Votivu Illicit Driver.
Tnomas Hart Is a gay and festive buck
driver. Last nisht Tommy accumulated a
little Ja nnd amused himself by running
Into the motor uud u number of peop'.o. Ho
did not do nny particular harm , but it was
not bis fault. The police gathered him in
uud churccd htm with being drunk , reckless
driving , being without his badge , not having
a hack ordinance in his vehicle , and ether
little details too numerous to mention.
Wnnteil lit Kurt ltcnn ,
Sheriff Smith , or Fort Logan , Col. , Is In
the city after A. A. Conrad , who has baon
under arrest for several days. Conrad is
wauled at Von Logan for forgur.v und em
bezzlement , and tMl reward was offered for
his arrest , which will go to onnch the coffers
of Officer D , C. Howdou.
UBO Ilornforu'a Acid Phosphate.
Dr. W. C. llunbcoiue , Minneapolis , Mtun. ,
says : "I used it In a case of accuto rheuma
tism , during conraluBcunco ; thu particular
uyinptoms 1 wished to relieve were sleepless
ness ami nervousness , and the results were
all I desired. "
APPRAISING FOR UNCLE SAM
Valuation of .tho Postoflloo Slto Sot
LESSEES AND TENANTS , 812,245.
12ml of the Ijonc-nrawn Out Anx
iety a * Ilccimls the Valua
tion of tlio Site of
. the I 'murc 1'llc.
r Tlin AriprnlscrA' Ilrpnrt.
The jKistonico appraisers have finally com-
nloted their report nncl It wns Hied with Skip
Dundy , clerk of the United States district
court , at 11 o'clock yesterday. The allowances
mndo to owners of the renl cstato and such
Improvements na they have , nro In round
numbers 01 follows :
O. M. Hltcncock $ 70,400
Union National Hank , n. Jf lo 1 CT..OSO
Foliom cstntc , lots 3 and 7 fi ,200
Folsom estate , south 1-5 lot 3 5 > l,100
Byron Kocd , lofcO 34.1I8S
Snmuel K. Drown , n.i \ lotS a,01S )
Mary M. Itccd , lot 0 27,751) )
William Flemtninp , s. > flot 1 21,103
United Presbyterian church liilOCO
Dennis CunnitiKlmui. n. M a. 2-5 lot b. J7.0G3
Sarah E. KlBg , > if s.5 ! ( lot 8 10,931
Total , ? : mB74
On nearly all thuso holdings there are In-
cumbrances in the shnpo of mortgages , back
taxes and unpaid Interest.
John .T. and Lucmclu Moncll have a inort-
CURC clnhn aRnlnsl Hltclicnck's holdings for
$0,703.23 with Interest duo lit the ruto of 7
l > cr cent from July 0 , IbSO. Hiram LuMonto
also holds a f 12,000 icortRnco , nnd Donglim
county comes In for $145.00 lu taxes , whllo
the city list shows a shortutru there of
The Union National bank Is indebted to
the county for ? UM.M ) county taxes , $1113 de
linquent taxes and to thu city for f l'JS.01 city
On lots 3 and 7 the Folsom heirs
are indbtcd to Douglas county for SUC.iiO
county taxes , nnd to tuts city for $703.50 with
interest from July 1 last. The Incumbrnnco
on their portion of lot 8 amounts to
$107.80 city and $ .13 county taxes.
llyron Heed is held responsible for his
18SO taxes , $72.80. Mary M. Kecd'sonlv ' iu-
dobtcdness is ? C'i county taxes.
Against the property of the United Pros-
bytorlan church is a niortgaco of ffl.OOO , witli
Interest nt 8 per cent , duu 1'rom October 1 ,
hold by the Farmers' -Loan and Trust com
pany ; also delinquent city ttixca to tlio
amount of $138.07 , with Interest from July
11 , nt 12 per cent.
Out of the valuation placed upon Dennis
CuiniliiL'lmui'a interest in lot S , comes u
JudRmcnt in favor of Bon 1J. Wood for
$101.03 , and taxes duo Douglas county ,
Sarah U. Knight's allowance is subject
to $37.44 county , nnd ? 40.20 city taxes.
The only qualification attached to Samubl
It Urown's claim , la that ho snail pay his
county taxes , amounting to $52.
William Flemmmtr ts down for n $0,000
mortgage to Edward S. Do G. Tosnuklns ,
witli interest nt 7 per cent from July 1 , $100
county and (314.80 city taxes.
Tnc claims of tenants allowed nro :
James H. JlcShano $ 0,500.00
City of Omaha for taxes 4,404.83
Douglas county for tuxes 031.20
James II. Curry 150.00
U. D. Wood worth & Co JIOO.OO
Charles Thompson 350.00
Georuo Motzoll lf,0,00
John Murphy 150.00
.1. S. Urown and P. W. Hudson. . . 250.00
A. Splgcl 00.00
Harry Donn 100.00
Nulso T. Pntrielr , et al 4,01)0.00 )
Ella Fisher 00.00
A. J. Potter l.OCO.OO
A few of the tenants who put in claims
failed to draw a prize. Among ibeso are
Henry Kirby , Everett A. Archibald , J. It
Mnuder. Falconer , Glfford & McCullough ,
Hcnjamm T. Mills , Rachel Xtnman , Annie
Fees ; Elizabeth Norris. Ida Howard , J. J.
Donatioc , Samuel S. Dickover , Henry Dona
ana F. H. AIcMminus.
Judge Dundy has issued nn order that on
Wednesday next , at 10 a. iu. , ho will listen to
the complaints of the property owners men
Cusliman's Menthe inhaler cures catairh ,
headache , neuralgia , nsthuia , hav fever.
Trial fieo at your druggist. I'rho 50 cents.
Mr. John II. Butler , tbo night watchman
of THE BKK DiillJInt , ' , living nt 2705 Daven
port street , is mourning the loss of a son ,
aged fourteen .years. The Httlo follow 1ms
been nn invalid , and confined to the house
for several years , being afllicted with dropsy.
His death occurred last evening about 0
o'clock , and was not unexpected.
Hnvo You HfiirlstPrcUV
This is the last day on xvhich citizens may
register for the election which takes place
next Tuesday. The places of registration will
remain opan from 8 u. m. to U p. in.
Cook's extra dry champagne is made by
natural fermentation of thu pure julcoof the
grupo. There is none better.
For public appreciation and general enjoy
ment , "Norma" is , without doubt , the pret
tiest grand opera ever written. It Is musical ,
melodious and charming from beginning to
end , and just the kind of music that people
of average Intoligonco can appreciate. Tins
opera was produced for the first time in
Omaha ut Boyd'a last night , \vitu ICnituu
Abbott , LIzzlo Antmndaln , Myra Mlrclln ,
Signer A. MontcrgliTo , Richard Karl and II.
Kennedy m the ast of principal characters ,
supported by the Abbott chorus ,
and proved to bo the most artistic per
formance given during the present engage
ment. Miss Abbott , Miss Annaudalo and
MomeerifTo appeared to great advantage aad
sustained their respective roles in an en
tirely satisfactory manner. They seemed to
ruulizo that tbo occasion required extraordi
nary effort , and their work fully demon
strated that they are capable , both in vocal
and dramatic ability , of mooting any demand
mndo upon them. "Nornm" is designated as
a tragio opera , founded on u Hoinan story ,
into which is woven an interesting and strong
plot. Having effected the subjugation of
Gaul , the Itomuus made Pollio. a pro-consul ,
governor of tuo couquerod urorlaco. Ho bo-
cauio enamored of un arch-druid'a daughter
and secretly married her , and two children
weru born to them , Subsequently Pollio
transfers tils affections to Adalyisa , a
lovely princess of the temple of
Irmlncul , and attempts to Have her lly
with him , but is defeated in his scheme.
These thrco parts were taiccn by Abbott ,
Montcgrifto and Annandalo. In addition to
any musical strength or nrominonco that
may attach to them , they admit of an ubund-
nnro of dramntlo enthusiasm , and these
tliruo urllsts supplied it to the complete satis
faction nnd ndilicutlon of the uudlenco ,
which , considering the very stormy and dls-
nercoublo weather , was largo uud rcpro-
BOQtutlvo. At no tlino has Miss Abbott uoon
seou on an Omaha stage In u character that
apparently suited the range , quality and
beauty of her voice so perfectly as in tlia
tlllo roll ) of "Nornm. " The loose lilting
costuma and long ( lowing liulr gave her the
approprlutu tragical air , and thn interjected
demonstrations furnished all necessary cllcct
needed lo inako a finished performance. In
the llrst und second aetb Hho gained her
greatest vocal triumphs. The real gem of
the evening was the duet , between Miss
Abbott and MUa Annandale , In the second
cct , though the trio rcnderoii by them nnd
MontrgrifTo was well ruceivcc ) . All the way
through the opera Moutegriffo ucqulltod
himself nobl.v , and Miss Attnandale was In
line volco. ' 1 ho chorus was very strong and
MM. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrun for
children teething1 produces natural
cjulot sloop' , U-5 cents it bottle.
Henry McSpadden , who has been under
arrest rburged with arson , was tried In police -
lice court yuatcrduy and butiad over to tlio
district court. James Lucliannn , held on
the cuargo of forgery , was dUcharced.
SOUTH OMAHA.15W9. .
llio City p < Mincll.
The city marshal . .skirmished round nil
yesterday forenoon nnilby lo'olootr got the
members of the city council together.
Messrs. C. M. Hunt nmi/W. / A. L. Ulbbon
protested against the assessment for paving
N street , and the cleric , was directed to ad-
vertlno a meeting of the city council to sit
Monday nnd Tuesday } Kbvcmber 11 nnd 18 ,
from 0 a. tn. to 5 p. my , < & n board of equali
zation on tnoN street paving.
Special ordinance Na 11 , for nssossmonts
for the Twenty-fourth .street grading , wns
read the second time "Ami n motion to sus
pend the rules nnd pnW it finally , was lost.
An order on too interest fund for J9.150.50
for Interest advanced on the bonds , un-1 ono
on the general fuml forUU.OO for forward
ing tlbT.OOO worth of bonds to Now York ,
were ordered in favor of the Nebraska Sav
Bids for laying slilou-alks during the year
were opened and read. J. N. Snldcr's bid ,
ns follows , was accepted : Six-foot walti ,
So tf cents ; twelve-foot walk , 40K contfi ;
sixteen-foot wulk. (53 ( cents , and twenty-foot
walk , 78 conts. All walus to bo of two-Inch
plank on 2x0 stringer * , laid thrco feet
The committee' ' * report of awarding the
p.rvlbg bondn to John Dale , of Omaha , at a
premium of $1.400 , was adopted.
Policeman Michael Loyc's resignation was
accepted , and William M. Hughes was ap
pointed to 1111 the vacancy.
Cleric Hoclor will notify G. H. Mack , of
Omaha , that M street has boon graded nnd
that ho must pay the c6sts thereof , $312.70.
The committco on viaducts , streets uml
alloys must notify llto King Iron and Brldco
company to close the Q street viaduct to
travel till It bo completed and accepted.
Marshal Maloney will notify the sidewalk
contractor to build n sidewalk on the south
sldo of Q street between Tnlrllcth and
V. M. O. A. Dnlncfl.
Secretary G. W. Jcnner and Asslstunt
Secretary C. E. Williamson , of Omaha , came
down to nttond the , mcetmi ; hold In Dr. W.
II. Slooough's ofllco for the purpose
of organizing a Young Men's Chris
tian association. The following plan
was decided on : Sunday afternoon nt
4 o'clock Mr. Williamson will hold a public
meeting in Hunt's opera house , und on the
following Sunday nt the same hour Mr. Jen-
nor will hold another meeting. Mr. .Tenner
will next week canvass the city to raise funds
to hire rooms suitable for nn auditorium ,
with a capacity of at least ono hundred and
llfty , to nut lu both rooms a library and
reading room nnd a gymnasium. A social
will also bo held in the Methodist Episcopal
church , in the Interest of the association , at
a tlmo to bo fixed.
A Kcpiiblicnii Hnlly.
The stormy night did not prevent the Hon.
Uicbard Berlin , Moses P. O'Brien , George
M. Hcimroil , K. A. L. Dick , Joseph South
ard nnd Michael Moul from coming down
from Omaha to address the republican meet
ing nt Notional hall , neither did It prevent
the South Oinahn republican war horses
from attending. Captain Jonn E. Hart was
mndn chairman and E. O. Moytiold nnd L.
C. Gibson secreturies of the meeting. The
speakers made plcualng addresses and
received liberal applause .Tho local republi
cans are quite enthusiastic In the. campaign.
St. Aciii'S' Knlr.
On account of the exceedingly disagreeable
weather the Kev. F.vther D. W. Moriarty has
decided to contlnuo tlio fair over till next
wcok. All contests announced to bo closed
Friday evening , will bo , decided Saturday
livening , and' nil others will bo closed next
Notc.H About ] the City.
Sago Brothers will remove to Twenty-sixth
and Q streets.
A special meeting o'f 'the Emonon will beheld
hold Monday evening. "
The teachers and pupild have made a largo ,
elegant Hag for use in'tlla schools.
Jonathan II. Johnson , ' of the force at
Swift & Company's packing house is ill.
A Third ward domocratlo rally was hold at
Councilman John N. Burko's Emerald hotel
The now heating apparatus is being put in
the Presbyterian cliurcn and will bo ready
for trial in a day or two.
The Independent Bohemian Political club
will moot In National hall , Twenty-fourth
and L streets , Saturday ovoning.
Ticket 20,371 hold by John C. Walters and
21,253 held by C. A. Melcher and tickets
Nos. 0,343. 21,433 , 21,129. 21,101 , 21,431 ,
20,703 and 21,127 drew prizes at Sobotkor's
Born A son , to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
T. Dakin , of Albright. Mrs. Dakin and child
are doing well , visiting her parents at Ne
braska City , whiio Mr. Dakin is receiving
the congratulation of Albright frionds.
William Slater , need seventy-sir , died nt
his residence Twentieth und N streets and
was buried yesterduv afternoon m Laurel Hill
cemetery. The religious services were held
at 2 o'clock. Mr. Slater was fatner to Mrs.
B. Burnhart of this city and Mrs. Cunning
ham of Hastings.
An AbHolntc Cure.
is only put up in largo two-ounco tin boxes ,
and is an absolute euro for old sores , burns ,
wounds , chapped hands , and all nkm orup.
tions. Will positively cure all kinds of piles-
Ask for the OUIGINAt , ABIETINE OINT
MENT. Sold by Goodman Drug company at
5 cents per box bv mail 30 contj.
FOOD FOR SERIOUS THOUGHT.
Tlio AVhllCM nnil Blacks In tlio South
The Rev. Dr. A. E. Dickinson , the
editor of the Religious Herald of this
city , says n Richmond dispatch to the
Baltimore Sun , ono of the most widely
circulated religious papers in the south' ,
says : "I hnvo within a few months boon
over much of the utato , attended largo
Baptist meetings nnd have had favora
ble opportunities for ascertaining the
facts us to the relations of the races.
And I may Buy that I huvo never known
a more profound interest manifested
in anything than that felt as to the
result of the contest now ponding.
The two races are growing apart
mo'ro and more. The colored people
are more distrustful of the whites day
by day , anil the whites are becoming
more oxasporatcd at the massing of tbo
colored vote against them whenever an
election comes olT. Over and over of
lalo I have heard solid old Virginians
say things which indicate how in tensely
they feel on this subject. Hero and
tliero I have heard a man whom I linvo
known for long years , and from whoso
lips I hayo never before known an in
discreet word to fallinrin that his pa-
tioncu was all gone , . and that now bo
was ready foralmoBUiny measure which
might teach the colored people of VJr-
piniu that they t can never rule
thoold state. , To this end
many are withdrawing from the
colored schools any appropriations ex
cept these raised by faxes on their own
property. That , of course , would prac
tically break up thoir' 'sojiools , as you
know that the negrobs'piiy only about
one-fourth of the aniblint thoir'schools
cost the commonwealth' , l-'or ono , I am
opposed to nil extreme measures. ' The
Virginia whites ought to scolc in every
way possible to gain influence over the
colored people inlluenco by which wo
may guido them in the best way
ns to everything .that cornea up ,
and wo ought not to bo
discouraged , but to persevere in
well doing. I nslced an intelligent col
ored man if lie know of a single instance
in the stuto of Vorglnin in which any
white man was donling unjustly by a
negro because of his color. Ho replied ,
nftor a little rolleo.tion : 'J do not know
of a single case of the kind. ' Certainly ,
I do not know of any such case. The
trouble comes lurecly from bad men ,
w.hlto and colored , who , for political
reasons , soolc to stir up strife between
the races. They nro the wretches who
are at the bottom of ull this trouble in
the south. "
Coburn Has Rocolvod Nearly $50-
000 for Runnlnff It.
HIS TWO DEBTS TO DOUGLAS.
Konio IntcrcHtlni ; Facts Relating to
the Finances or tlio Shrievalty
Which Cnbtirn Dislikes
Col > urn' * IMttin.
The following Is astatomontof the amounts
received by William Coburn , sheriff , for
feeding prisoners for the years 1SS3 , 1SS7 nnd
IbSS. nt 60 cents per day for city prisoners
for 1SSO nncl 1837 , and 33 cents per day for
tly Whom 1'ftld. 18SO. 1587. ISM.
Dotlglas Co . S ll.iyn 75 t ll.TOT 25 t 8.B72 W
f , rpy Co . OSIOJ B.j-100 Clil OC
U.b. Oov't . 1,3)7 ) fiO 1.3B HI 1,40300
Transient . 7700 ; 00 SI 00
Total . lWl 85 acjo o.076 M
Grand total for thrco T nr , f 10,203.23.
The sheriff receives 25 cents a day for
bread nnd water prisoners , 70 cents per day
for the feeding nncl boarding of United
States govoramont prisoners , nnd f 1 par day
for nach prisoner from outsldo counties that
is cared for. During his term of oDlco ho
has novcr paid the county any part of the
fees received for the care of nny prisoner
not belonging to Douglas county. The
county commissioners estimate that it costs
" 5X cents a day for each prisoner kept
to keep up thn expenses of
the jail , jailers' salaries , fuel , light ,
bedding , repairs. etc. If Mr.
Coourn were required to pav the county this
amount for each prisoner ho has cared for ut
70 cents or $1 n duy , ho would have to hand
over $1,71)1.83 ) , Tor during the thrco years ho
has kept 342 transient prisoners , a total of
The matter over which the county bas n
suit ngainst the sheriff is to recover from him
$2,703 , paid by him ns bailiffs' fees to mun
who were already om ployed by him ns depu
ties at a salary.
The amounts were for the years :
1SSG . $1.374
1837 . 1,323
Total . . $2.703
An examination of the sheriff's accounts
also shows a dcllcit of $1,11)0.51 ) , for fees al
lowed him by law , wtileti uo has not reported -
ported to the commissioners us collected.
Hnvo You Itcuistoroii ?
This Is the last day on which citizens may
register for the election which takes place
next Tuesday. The olaces of registration will
remain open from 8 a. m. to 0 p. m.
Upon n-falr trial 1 llnd Salvation OH the
best euro for rheumatism I hnvo over known.
It gives relief moro quickly , nnd always does
.losntu ZIMMKUMAN , Wetlicredrlllo , Ma.
Chronic couchurs urc bores to the commu
nity nnd should bo compelled to use Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup.
A RUSSIAN CHAIN-GANG.
Pen Plcturo ofa Not In frciiuont Scone
In the Czar's Dominion.
What's the matter horoV" nskcd I ,
finding n considerable crowd assembled
around the long , low front of the great
eastern depot at Moscow , the starting
point of the railway that connects Rus
sia's old capital with the famous com
mercial center of Nijni-Vovgorod , on
the upper Volga , writes David Kor , iu
"Some follows going along the Vlad-
mir road"said a passer-by carelessly.
I shivered in voluntarily at the words ,
which are n proverbial phase in Russia
for transportation to Siberia , the man
ufacturing town of Vladimir standing
on the great eastern highway ; which is
the most direct route lo the penal set
tlements. But before I had time to re
ply , n peculiar clinking sound only too
familiar to my ear from , my visits to
countless prisons iu all parts of the
world told mo that the chain-gang
was nt hand ; nnd in another moment the
crowd parted like water cleft by the
prow of a ship , and the dismal proces-
nlon came filing through it.
It was n strange spectacle , and not
without a certain gloomy picturesque-
ness of its own , sad and heartsickoning
though it was. Most of the prisoners
had the sullen dogged look of the burd
ened social outlaw , who wages a lifelong
war against society , neither giving nor
expecting mercy. In the sunken eyes
of the others lurked the half-cowed ,
half-fron'ziod glare ot the trapped beast
of prey , ns they koptglancing stealthily
but ceaselessly around them , bent upon
attempting tin escape , or upon some
other venture moro dcsporato still , if
tticy could but find a tit moment uud u
I noticed ono whito-linirod old man ,
very poorly dressed , whoso haggard
face , hollow eyes and bowed attitude of
utter despondency showed that ho had
reached the lowest depths of misery
whore hope ceased to exist' , and all that
can bo wished or expected is a lessoned
measure of wickedness. Buhind him
came several \oung _ lads evidently
professional criminals , with a
whole life-time of viciousness
nnd guilt branded on their
beardless faces , which had barely outgrown
grown the years of boyhood. 'Tnoso
strove to assume an air of swaggering
nnd rqckless defiance ; but thu poor pre
tense imposed upon no one , and least of
all upon the stalwart soldiers , who
marched beside them , who , knowing
well what real courage is , looked down
with just contempt oa this miserable
affectation of it.
Almost at the end of the gloomy file
came the figure of u womanstill young ,
whoso face , wasted uud deformed ,
though it was by vice and misery , still
bore manifest truces of former beauty.
The hardness nnd heaviness of tlio
lower featurefc a characteristic defect
with nearly all women of Slavonian
race contrastedstartingly with the un
natural brilliancy of her wonderful
eyes , which kept glancing around with
u fierce restlessness that reminded mo
of the look which I had once been in
the eyes of a snared wolf ,
a''What has Hho donoV" inquired I of
ono of the guards , '
"Murdered her child , " said the man
quite coolly , and I asked him no moro.
Suddenly there broke from the crowd
a voice as sharp and full of atrony UH the
cry of a sleep-walker suddenly awaken
ed. "Ach , Mooshal Mecstin ! " ( Olil
Michael ! my Miohaoli ) .
Framed in the durknossof the prisnn-
car doorway stood a solitary form , the
last of that doomed bund , tuicinu his
farewell look of thu world lie was leav-
i.ig. The face was that of a young man ,
and though white and shrunken as the
face of a corpse , it had in it u nameless
something which showed him to bo far
above the foul creatures with whom it
was now his doom to live forever.
At the cry he turned his head , and I
hud just caught a passing glimpse of u
young girl in the crowd she , perhaps ,
for whos.0 biiko ho hud plunged into
crime stretching out her urnm to him
despairingly , when the whistle bounded
its warning hcronm. I had barely time
to spring into my own car \yhun the
fatal door shut up'j.i Us prisoner with u
dull thud , like the fulling of a cuflln lid.
There came a long , grinding croak und
oil wenttlio train with itsdismal freight.
I looked out ; the girl was gone , but I
could boo fur in the distance two gray-
coated "gorodoviyo" ( constables ) carry
ing away u motionless figure between
AMONG MEXICAN BANDITS.
ft. Itobbcr Mnkcs Ilia Kscnno Whllo
Hlmcklcil to a Corpse.
About a week 1ms elapsed since thrco
bandits attacked n diligence in the
stnto ot Vora. Cruz , snya the San Fran
cisco Kxnmlnor. Among its passengers
, wcro a number of Americans. The
driver , nt the command of the high
waymen , who were backed by throe re
volvers which fully covered him.brouRlit
his horses to n standstill. Ho was
made to dismount , nnd in the usual
style was made to slnnd nt ono sldo ot
the roadway with his hands pointing
heavenward. The passengers were then
requested to stop out of the coach < nnd
fall in line with the driver. Ono of ttio
Americans was ono of the first lo obey
the mandate of the hold-ups. Ho , how
ever , on dismounting , did not leave his
Winchester behind , and hail hardly
touched mother earth when ho com
menced to dump cold lend into the high
waymen with a el ; 111 that put them lo
The Jdny following this opiaoilo , and
in the eamo vicinity , the Identical gang
tackled that stngo again. They suc
ceeded in relieving the passengers , who
were nil Mexicans , of everything of
vnluo on their parsons and loft them
doing duty in line with their ImnilH
ubovo their heads. Flushed with the
success that had attended their exploits ,
the highwaymen had not gene far before -
fore they foil in with two mule drivers ,
nnd at the point of the revolver pro
ceeded to despoil them of everything
they had packed upon their animals.
Ono of the mule drivoM , not relishing
the treatmentremonstratedand befell
u victim to the wrath of the hold-ups.
Ho was tied , thrown to the ground and
his nose buried in the sand. His com
panion kept n discreet nilonco during
the disposition of his goods nnd was not
For some reason or other nftor the
robbora had completed their work on o
of thorn remained behind. The mule
driver who had kept quiet said to him :
' Yo tcconosco. "
"Well , ! will fix you so you won't know
me. " replied the highwayman , and ho
pulled his revolver nnd commenced
shooting tit the driver , who kept dodg
ing until the shots in the revolver had
been exhausted. Ho then fell tiuon the
hold-up with n rock , saying to him :
"Yo mo tocu , n. mi. " ( Now it is my
The first blow with the missile
knocked the skin oft the robbora faco.
They thon. grappled and foil to the
onrtn , polLlug onch other without
meroy. During the struggle the ether
driver managed to free hlmsolf
from the ropes with which ho luxd
boon tied , nnd with n rock in Imnd
foil upon the blooding highwayman ,
boating him to n jolly. The two vic
torious drivers then took tlioir prlzo nnd
tied him to ono ot the animals and
escorted him to nn adjoining hamlet , .
where ho was shackled to another
prisoner. Uy some means or other the
two inon cfTootcd their escape from the
room in which they were confined , A
posse wont in pursuit , and n running
lire was opened. The tnnn shackled to
tlio highwnnniun was killed by ono of
the shots. Ho was now picked up by the
( 'ntnoy Yobbor , who mndo good big
uscnpo , notwithstanding the bunion that
ho was carrying.
Twoorlhroo days afterward , about
three miles from where the fight oc
curred , the body ot the tnnn wlio was
slmculod to ( ho hold-up was found in n
hut with his log cut off , but the robber
was gono. Tlio highwayman , who was
recognized iu the hamlet , is Known ns
a very dcsporato chnrnctor. A dolncli-
inunt ot rurnlos are now scouring the
oiiutry for the purpose ot putting n. slo p
o further robberies.
nrnr-rvlntiof Conllilrnci1. There is no
article which so richly deserves the entire con
fidence of the community ns Brown's Bron
chial Troches. Those Btiltcrhif ; from asth
matic ami bronchial discuses , coughs or coins
should try them. 1'rlco ! ! 3 Cents.
Such Work Not Nncoiinry.
Boston Courier : Yellowy whois , watt
ing for his Hwccthourt to dross is being
entertained by her litllo sister.
"What beautiful curling hnlr you
have , " says Yollowly to the little girl ;
"docs it curl naturally ? "
"No , " answers the litllo ono , frankly ,
"Sister Maud < lees It up in papers for
mo every night. "
"And does your sister Maud do her
own up in papers , too ? "
uNop. She just throws bora on the
bureau and curls it next morning.
Her First Unit * nt Ninety.
"Aunt" Dcllo Crawford , ngud ninety
years , who has lived in Kansas since
1858. took her first ride on n railroad
train the other day , going from Atcn-
ison to Wyandolto with the family of
"or Bilious and Nervous Disorders , such ac Wind and Pain In the Stomach. Sick Headache , Clddlncst , Fat
ness , and Swelling alter Meals , Dizziness and Drowsiness , Cold Chills , Flushings ol Heat. Loss ol Appetito.
Shortness ol Breath. Coslivencss , Scurvy , Blotches on the Skin. Disturbed Sleep , Frightful Dreams , and all
Nervous and Trembling Sensations , Ac. THE FIRST DOSE WILL GIVE RELIEF IN TWENTY MINUTES.
Tills Is no flctlon. Every sufferer IB earnestly luvltod to try ono Uox ot iheao nils , and tlioy will bo
acknowledged to bo a Wonderful jr ( ( rJnr ,
UEEOIIAM'S TILLS , taken as directed , will quickly restore fcmalct to complete health. For a
WEAK STOMACH ; IMPAIRED DIGESTION ; DISORDERED LIVER ;
they ACT LIKE MAGIC : n fm > ifoiwt will Trork wonders upon the Vital Organs ; Strengthening the
muscular System ; restorlne Ions-lost Complexion : bringing back the keen edge ol appetite , una
rrousluff with the ROSEBUU OF HEALTH tlio mlioUphvtlcal cnfrgi/ot the human frumo. These
nro "laots' ' admitted Dy thousands , lu allclnsspsoCBocloty : aud ono ot the beet gunrmitocs to tlio
Korrous antl7DobllltAtod la that BEEC"AH'S PILLS HAVE THE LARGEST SALE OF ANY PATENT
MEDICINE IN THE WORLD , full directions with each Box.
Prepared only by THO < * . HKKCIIAM , Nt. llelciiR , Innciiliro , 1'imlanrt.
Sold by Jriiigsle ! grmvally. 0. F. ALLEN & CO. , 365 and 3G7 Canal St. , New York , Solo Agouts tor
the UiiltoiJ Slates , tvlto ( It yiur arufgibt does not Jioop thorn , )
WILL HAIL BEECHAM'S PILLS ON RECEIPT OF PRICE 25 CENTS A BOX. '
THE GREAT LIVJER AND STOMACH REMEDY.
Cured all disorders ol'tlio btoinncli , Lilvur , Iluwols. Ki Inuy * , llliulllci'.NoP-
vnnn JIiaeauoK , Imss /Ipiintllr , Jl'-ndneho. Cunaripition , Cast tvfiiicss.lndl-
costlou , IlillioiituiusR , Fever , rilns Jiitc. , unn render * itio nyncnm loss llnb.o to
RADWAY'S PILLS nro a euro for this complaint. Tlioy tone up the intorna
secretions to houlthy action , restore Rlrcngtli to the stomach ivncl cuablo it to
perform its functions. Pe'ua iJ5o per ox. Sold by alldrupfiists.
RAD WAY & CO. , Now York ,
The large increase in our wholesale business demand
ing our whole attention , we offer for sale our
RETAIL JEWELRY STORE.
The location is the finest in Omaha , being the most
prominent corner ; the building is new , and the store
has recently been fitted up in the most modern style ,
and is conceded to be the finest jewelry establishment
in the west.
The stock is well selected and desirable , being
clean and new
The business has been established 23 years.
This is an opportunity rarely offered ; good terms to
responsible parties. Address
MAX MEYER & BRO. , Omaha.
TO OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS :
Tlmnldnp you tor the liberal natroim o bestowed upon us In the past , wo will
until the stock is Bold , olTor you Watches , Diamonds , Silver ware nnd Art Goods
nt prices heretofore unknown in Oinulm. MAXM1SY1CR & 1311O. ,
Sixteenth anil Fnninm streets.
DON CARLOS LUMBER CO , ,
Manufacturers and WIVolesalo Dealers in
To ( U-Rlors only. Mills Southern Mlfa&ntirl. Iloumi , I. : ; nml n. V. B. National .lluiik IlulMlac
Telcphonu lilYT , Omulm , MuU
INIVID Ol UiUHINtft UlUaMIVI IBbNIIIiBM < UUi |
Steam * and * Hot * Water * Heating
Ventilating Apparatus and Supplies.
ENGINES , BOILERS , STEAM PUMPS , ETC
A. B. MEYER & CO. ,
SHIPPERS AND DEALEHS IN
1OO South JBth Street , Opp. PostolTico. Telephone 1490
ETCHINGS , C5TBMI3USON ,
ENGRAVINGS , BSf'JIALIjI5T& DAVIS
ARTIST SJIJl'LIES ( , . S HOSPE
MOULDINGS , a-IM ANOB& ORGANS
1513 Douglas Street , Omaha , Nebraska.
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