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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAYNOVEMBER 3 1889. TWENTY PAGES. 5
Monday , In our Boys' Clothing Department , wo shall offer some
bargains in Overcoatg , Suits , &c. S. P. MORSE & CO.
BOYS' ' OVERCOATS , $3.50. $
Good warm Storm Overcoat , O to 13 years , worth $ C ; reduced
price $ O.OO.
Ages 3 to 9 ; made of heavy All Wool Highland
Cheviot , full size capo that can bo removed ; worth
? G ; our price $4.
BOYS' ' QVERCQATSJ7.
Scotch plaid , heavy Farmer's sntlii lined , worth $1O ; reduced to $7.
Fine Chinchilla Bsaver , agesl4 to 18 yenrs.Tias silk velvet collar.
In every way worth $28 ; our- price $15.
Another lot of these popular suits , all wool , very warm and
heavy , ? 4.7B ; worth $6.
BOYS' SUITS , $5.50
BOYS' SUITS , - $6.50 Usually sold at 5O per
' cent more.
BOYS' SUITS in all ages , all sizes , largest variety to be found.
S. P. MORSE & CO.
Plenty of Odd Pants BOe , 73c , $1 , fl.28 , 1.BO , $1.78. Second floor
S. P. MOR SE & CO-S.P. MORSE & CO
THE CAPITAL CITY CRIST ,
How City Enpclnoor Gardner's
Salary was Increased.
SOME CITIZENS ARE GROWLING
GOSH ID Gathered lit the Suite House
A Tnachor On Trial Supreme
Court Matters1 Lincoln
Town In Brief.
LINCOLN BimnAU op TUG OMAHA BBS , 1
102'J P STKKKT , J.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Nor. 2. )
The charter of the city of Lincoln pro
vides Hint the city engineer can bo paid the
sum of $1,80U per annum and 110 more. A
etiort time since Engineer Gardner resigned ,
, nnd In tendering his resignation suggested
to the city council that lua services wore
wort ! ) $200 per raoutb. It appears that the
members of that body thought likewise , and
an ordinance creating the ofllco of apodal
engineer was thereupon passed and Mr.
Gardner was appointed to 1111 it at a salary
of $3,400 per year. Some of Lincoln's citi
zens object to this , and they will attempt to
prevent the payment of the extra money in
Supreme Court I'rocooillncti.
To-day's court proceedings wore as fol
Mustugli vs Tnompson. Referred to clerk
to compute Interest and case submitted ;
South Omaha National bank vs Druse. Leave
to file additional transcript given.
The following causes wore argued and sub.
IJowen vs Fross ; Smith vs Railroad ;
Brusa vs Sandwich Manufacturing company ;
Burns vs Fulrmount ; Doulsthorpo vs Uail-
road ; Morsuvs Stein rod ; Stevens vs Car
son ; Cornell vs Darnum.
Uncalled cases from Fourth district were
transferred to Sixth district docket.
Court adjourned to Wednesday , Novem
ber 0 , Ib83 , at 8:1)0 : ) o'clock n. in.
Stiito HOUHO Gossip.
Attorney General Lease , Auditor Benton
and Secretaries Gllchrlst and Garter wont to
Omuha to-day to attend , the conference
called by the Trans-Missouri Railway imo-
ciallon , relative to coal reduction rates ,
which took place at the Paxton hotel ,
Omaha , at 10 : UO o'clock.
Governor Thayar reached homo to-day via
Omaha. Ho occupied the "executive ohnir"
The work of Invoicing the state's property
in the ofllco of the clerk of thy supreme
court is progressing as rapidly as can bo
expected. It is said , however , that com *
parlsons cannot all bo made short of two
Commissioner Stcon wont to Wahoo to-day
to spend Sunday with his family. Ho was
from Ilia post most of thu weak looking after
the state's institutions and buildings.
> City NOVVH mit NntcH.
A certain class of voters in this city are
trying to play a double gaaie on the poli
ticians tliU year , They want pay for going
to register and will want pay for going to the
polls to vote.
The republican county central committee
held u meeting at Chairman Hamilton's ofllco
this afternoon , which was attended by all
the candidates. The object of the meeting
was to put the finishing touches on the cam
paign. Kveryouo Interested wont out 'to
rush In thu boys to register ,
Tlio docket or the county court will not bo
called until Wednesday ,
Complaint was filed In the county court
to-day sgulnst H. N. Ilullngar , a fruit tree
peddler , by the proprietor of the Trcmont
house , charging hlui with an attempt to beat
a board hill.
Tlio Paul Wine Four habeas corpus case
was continued until next Wednesday ,
Alia E. Loomls sued the American Build
ing and Loan association , of Minnesota , for
JUO for a failure to live up to a contract to
punmuto a loan.
Health OfUeor Burtram reports but
Aventy-threo deaths in the city during Oc
tober , the n es ranging from eight months
to eighty-eight yenra.
Mrs. J. F. Lansing sent fifty woolen gar
ments to Elder Howe for distribution among
the poor children of the city to-day. 'Ihcy
are not old and worn out , but are whole and
clean. They are simply those that were
outgrown by the chlldrun. Eldor' Howe
would bo glad to see a number of other
ladies who would bo so charitable.
Passenger train No. 5. which arrives in
this city at 10 a. in. from the east , was five
hours late to-dav.
The county teachers' association mot in
the rooms of the business college to-day.
The B. & M. put on a new passenccr train
on the Falls City line last night. It leaves
this city at 0:30 : p. m. , and arrives at 7:80
The Relief and Aid society will hold its
annual mooting at the St. Paul M. E. church
Sunday evening. Governor Thayar , Rev.
John Hewitt , Elder Howe , C. J. Erust , Dr.
Dorrls and ethers will speak to the people.
The ofllcial reports will bo read and acted
John Ryan and Mary Collins , of West
Lincoln , wore granted a marriage license
Miss Anna Beocher , ono of the teachers of
the central or high school , was on trial in
Justice Snolllng's court to-day on the charge
of assault and battery. The is a fragile lit
tle ludy and appearances ore very deceitful
If a healthy schoolboy would suffer very
much from a willow wielded by her right
1 > OOTOUOK UNUBUTAKI3UV
An Appeal to the Citizens of Omaha
and Uouglan County.
Wo , the undersigned members of the medi
cal profession , recognizing the importance of
the coroner's office being filled by a reputa
ble physician , which will place the ofllco
where it bolougs.and in the bands of men who ,
by their profession , are best fitted and quali
fied to fill it ; do hereby cordially and hear
tily endorse Dr. C. P. Harrlgan , the nominee
of the democratic party , for coroner of Doug
We further appeal to the citizens of Doug
las county , regardless of views or beliefs , to
give ovldonco to what they know to bo right
and Just by voting for n man qualified to fill
the ofllco , which , for Its nature , should never
bo hold by anyone but a member of the medi
cal or legal profession.
Oscar S. Hoffman , J. W. Galbrnlth. Rltoh-
ard C. Moore , J. C. DonnUo , Joseph Navlllo ,
P. Grossman , James II. Pcabody , W. O.
Bridges , A. F. Jonas. J. F. Crumuior , W ,
P Wilcox , LoviF.McKonna.GeorsoTildon . ,
Charles Rosowuter. A. A. Parltor , V. II.
Coffman , V. M. Ohadwlck , E. W. Lee , II.
Clifford , L.C. ) Uryant , W. S. Gibbs. Augustav
E. SiiBsdorf , J. l . Lord , A. B. Hummers , H.
C. Van Glcson , p. S. Koog , E. E. Wormsloy ,
Robert Gilmore. A. W. Edtnonston. Eivlug
Brown , John D. Peabody , F. A. McCreu ,
L. J. Kolnstann , H.S.McUavorn , T.R.Wnrd ,
Clark Gopen , Andrew W. Riley , W. T.
Mason , Charles Impoy , W. B. Hogo , .1. II.
Vance , John C. Tiavis , R. B. Hamilton ,
George P. WilUmson , C. M. G. Blnrt , Fred
erick Bacon , It. McDonald , Alfred Raymond ,
James Bucket ! , A. Oroffiml , J. E. Blrlc-
hausor , II. L. Howotson , It S. Kunodo , L.
B. Glllotto. J. T. Matthews , J. W. Bllthun ,
W. H. Slnghbaugb. M. Kirtpatrlck , M. J.
O'Rourk , Harvey Link.
liu the Editor Explain.
AiiAi-Aiion , Nob. , Nov. I. To the Editor of
TUB BKEJ By this mall I send you u copy of
the Arapuboe Pioneer and Mirror dated October -
tobor 01. The Mrlro- has for some time boon
abusing our candidates , and , as you will see ,
our so-called republican paper makes no defense -
fenso , neither makes any mention of our
candidates , manifesting no in to rest what *
ever la the result. I ask for information
what is the mutter with the editor ! As a
delegate ho voted for our candidate and now
it seems tameunaccountablystranBO that he
docs not support his own choice.
Yours truly , P.
In n Quandary.
The married miiu with troubled phiz
Sits down and sadly signs "uluekl"
His poouolbook divided is
Twlxt overcoat and sealskin sucque.
S. P. MORSE & CO
BABY'S ' WARM CLOAKS
A special lot of Elder Down Cloaks for
Infants , neat tnn and pray mixtures , $4
quality , nt $2.00.
BABY'S ' WARM CLOAKS ,
BABY'S ' WARM CLOAKS.
Doth bnrpnlns. In nine now poods.
WARM BEAVER SHAWLS ,
Our spoclnl Importation of Scotch
Denver Shawls. Tlio Genuine Goods
will bo plnccd on Btilo Mondny ,
AT THREE PRICES.
Beaver Shawls ,
Beaver Shawls ,
LADIES' ' BEAVER
A Rich Handsome Blank Beaver Gar
ment trimmed with the Newest Paris
Applique Embroidery , worth $ o ,00.
A Bargain at $20 each.
HEAVY STOCKINET JAGKETS ,
A Bargain , for Monday in warm tight
fitting double breasted Stockinet Jack
ets $8.35 ; worth S12.00.
S , P. MORSE & CO
TWIN-BROTHER OF STEAM.
How the Electric Carront Moves
the City Pullmans.
TWO NEW MOTOR SYSTEMS.
A Description or the Mazaets , Arm
atures Motors of E.ioh , With
the Moans of tiunplylnc Big
The Subtle Current.
As a couple of men stood on Sixteenth
street yesterday watching the beautiful
motor train as it went whizzing by , ono was
asked by his companion If the cars wore not
propelled by the friction of the trolloy-whcol
on the overhead wire.
"Oh , DO , " wisely replied tbo other , "the
o vcrbcad wire Is in constant motion like the
cable , and it draws the cars along , " ana ho
assumed the important air of a man who has
imparted some valuable information.
Many citizens enjoy the comfort , speed
and beauty of the electric car , but know lit
tle about the workings of the subtle fluid by
whicn they are propelled. They know that
somehow there is a current of electricity
which causes the locomotion , but at that
point their knowledge ceases.
There are two power 'houses In Omaha ,
each representing a different system , the
Sprague and the The mpson-Houston. The
prmci pics of both are essentially the same.
The power bouse on Nineteenth and Nicholas
las , where Is generated the propelling force
for the Hanscom Park and North Twenty-
fourth street line represents tbo Sprague
A study of ono of the dynamos there gives
an Insight into the workings of the whole
system and is much more simple than many
peaplo imagine. The dynamo is really aa
immense borso shoo magnet , with the prongs
extending upwards. These prongs are
wrapped witb wlro until they rosoinblo coloj-
sal spools. The curved part of the magnet
is termed the pole piece and in It is sus
pended the armature. The latter is made up
of a scries of iron disks around an axle
and the outside of tncso are wrapped
with four or five thicknesses of fine
wire extending lengthwise instead of are und
the disks. Each disk and all the wires are
Insulated. On the uxlo of this armature are
n number of narrow copper plates , insulated
from each other with still narrower strips
of mica. This covering is culled a com
mutator. The Immotibo Uorscslioo magnets
have had a current of electricity passed
through thorn before they wore sent from
the factories , und there is a residuum of
electricity loft in them , although it Is only
apparent by the iiho of a delicate magct.
The machinery causes the armature to re
volve 050 times per mlnuto , and these revolu
tions , with tbo residuum of electricity in the
polo piece as a starter , causa a constant gen
eration of the electrical fluid. Tbo elec
tricity flows into a commutator and Is caucnt
by strips of carbon called ' 'brushes" press-
| 'ig against the commutator in its revolu
Two wires are attached to these brushes
Ono is known ns thu positive and tbo other
the negative wiro. The positive extends to
the overhead wire and the negative con.
uccts with the tracks. As the tracks are
good conductors of electricity , they answer ,
the purpose of the negative wlro. The only
thing necessary to complete tbo circuit bo-
twccu the positive and negative wires Is
some conductor 01 electricity between tbo
overhead wires and the trucks.
This Js effected by the trolley and n wlro
extending to the wheels.
The motors In the ear are under the floor ,
They are really small dyuamosboing exactly
like the dynamos in the powerhouse only they
are much smaller. They have armatures ,
commutators and brushes lilco tbo dynamo ,
There are two of them , and they are directly
connected with each other by u copper wire ,
Thu circuit is made complete or Is brokoa oy
the turning of the switch bar at cither end
of the motor car. When the armature of tljo
dynamo ut the power house is put In motion
and the inntoruian on the car turns the
switch bar completing the current , the artna-
S.P. MORSE & CO
7.00 tier pair.
"Wo slmll offer sovornl lots of Floren
tine Silk Curtninsill tlio now del lento
shades$7.60 u pair ; nclunl , nhio $1U.
SILK CURTA NS
Several styles of Florentine Silk Cur
tains that sold early In tlio season for
$15 and $17.50 , in ono lot at $10 a pair.
Stupendous Bargains ,
Real Irish Point
Brussels Lace Centers ,
Buttonhole Edges ,
Reduced from $03 u pair , on sale Mon
PORTIERE CURTAINS ,
PORTIERE CURTAINS ,
WINDOW SHADES ,
7 foot long ; worth $1.25.
Specialty of Arctic Drapinp.
turcs in the car motors commence turning in
union with the great , armature.
On the nxlo of the motor armature is n set of
cogs. Thcso turn into other cog wncels
which in turn lit into the coca on ttio axle of
the cur wheels. The revolution of the arma
ture therefore forces the car wheels to revolve -
volvo ana thus locomotion is trained.
Many persons believe that the changing of
the trolley at cah cud of ttio route effects
the change in the revolution of the car arma
tures. The trolley has nothing to do with
it , being merely u conductor of the current
and the change at unch and is merely for
convenience. The reversal of electrical
force is caused by using the switch bar at
the other end of the car which sets the arma
tures revaluing in the opposite directions.
In the Sprague system tlio main current of
electricity is carried by the side wire which
is connected with the trolley wires at every
sixth polo and thereby Itccps feeding a con
stant quantity of electricity uloag the line.
The Thompson-Houston system carries ttio
current in the trol.'cy wire , but tlio current
grows weaker towards the end of their road *
They remedy this defect with a feed wire.
Tno Thompson-Houston system , which is
used at the power house on Twenty-second
and Nicholas streets , diffnrs from the
SproRUO system only in u few details. The
prongs of the dynamo extern ! downwards in
stead of upwards , and this brines the arma
ture above the Held magnets instead of
below them. The armature revolves 000
times per minute , while ttmt of the Sprague
revolves but 050. The Thompson-Houston
people claim that 000 revolutions are neces
sary for a constant current , while the Sprague
people assort that any amount above 050
revolutions causes too much wear and tear
on the machinery. The public will have to
judge for itself from the working of the
cars.There are other details concern ing the ma
chinery at the power bouses such as the
amperes boxes , the lightning guards , and
other safety devices , but these are not
directly concerned with the locomotion of
The unit of pressure is the volt , winch Is
named for Voltaire , the great French phil
osopher , who first laid down laws governing
the mo'isuroment of electricity. There are
never more than 500 volts in the circuit for
the locomotion of cars , and most persons
can take this shock without injury , as a
number of.motor conductors can testify.
There Is , therefore , not tlitr danger con
nected with the electric cars that many per
The niHtylct Court.
Judge Wakoly yesterday overruled the
motion for an InjuriUfon In the suit of Storz
& Her vs , L. M. , Knikclstoin. Tha other
suit between those.-partios in the district
court will bo consolidated with the llrst ono ,
ana the suit pending in the county court
will bo dismissed 'arid lilod in the district
court , all suits boiqglconsolldated ,
The suit of Daviu K. Burnett against D.
Hi Archer , for rerit-'dmountlng ' to $ f > 0 , bus
been filed in the coufrty court. This is tha
uuit wl'ilch was bbgnh ia Justice Wade's
court and was decided against the plaintiff.
Judge Shields heard argument yesterday
la the case of JameV1 W. Ellor vs. J. J , Cum-
ings , a suit for fSM Attorney's fees. Judg
ment was given byHefuult. The defense
claimed that the , defendant was sick and
unable to appear , uW asked that the judg
ment bo vacated. The motion was sustained ,
KD JN TUB M1SSOUIU.
Mm. Joseph IMlz Suicides While Tem
The wife of Joscpb HI ! * , proprietor of the
Omaha National Knitting factory , at 1101
South Thirteenth street , disappeared from
her homo on Thursday evening. All search
lor ber was utiavallni ; until yesterday morn
ing , when her dead body was found floating
In the river at the foot of Hickory utioet.
Coroner Drexel took charge of the remains
and an inquest was hold , the jury returning
a verdict of death by drowning. Mrs. Bilr
lias been laboring under mental troubles for
some time on account of sickness , and U
supposed to bavo suicided whlls temporarily
S.P. MORSE & CO
Ladies' ' Jersey Ribbed ,
Balbriggan Vests ,
1 cnso winter wolRht Jersey "Ribbed
vests , shaped to flt , worth 05o , JI5o ohch.
CHILD'S ' ENGLISH.
_ ANT )
HEAVY WOOL HOSE.
85c , all sizes , worth
05 to SOc.
5 look William Kii Gloves. SOc ,
regular prlco $1,00.
5 book "Fowler" Kifl Gloves , $1,25 ,
regular price $1.50.
7 hook "Fowler" Kid Gloves , $1,50 ,
regular price $1.75.
5 bool Fcsterina Kid Gloves , $1.50 ,
regular prlco $1.75.
7 IiooK Fosleriua KM Gloves , $1.75 . ,
regular price $2.00.
Ladies'Austraian ' _ |
Lambs Wool Vests.
The finest white Undorveats rondo ,
pure white Australian wool , 81.23 ouch ,
\Vo nro agents for Butterick's Pat
terns. S. P. Moose & Co.
Boys' Undershirts , SOc.
A special bargain for next week ; made
bv the Medlicott Hosiery Co. , to sell for
$1.00. Boys' undershirts , white or col-
oren , our price olo.
S.P. MORSE & CO
Remarkable Discovery of the
Funeral Directors of Ainorlca.
SEPTEMBER ALMOST EXEMPT.
How tlin National Stiff Association
Which Meets Iu Omaha , Se
lected a Time For Their
Annual Catherine ; .
Death in Lilfc.
At the recent session of the Association of
Funeral Directors of America it xvas decided
to meet next year in Omaha. Heretofore the
organization has done all its deliberating ia
the cast , but within the past few years west
ern memberships have increased so rapidly
that it has been decided to make the place of
meeting moro central.
The history of this society is a story by
Itself. It was organized in the state of New
York several years ago. At its first session
but a handful at those who earn their living
by placing defunct poisons in their respec
tive chambers in the silent halls of death
wore present. It was then known as nn
undertaker's society , but as it grow in mom-
bordhip the more euphonious title of funeral
directors was adopted.
The society to-day numbers almost every
undertaker of prominence in the country ,
and ever four hundred delegates wore pres
ent at its last meeting. It has for its objoots
tbo advancement of undertakers' inter
ests and the promotion of improved
mothotls of burials. Preservation
of bodies is _ an important factor
in the discussion of funeral director's re
gime , and each now anti-septic preparation
is discussed in all Its bearings. Tbo latest
fad in coflliiB and caskets , and the newest de
signs m burial robes , form competent sub
jects for argument.
The first mooting of the undertakers was
hold in spring time , us wus the second. Then
came u clmimc. It was nt the hitter meeting
that ono of the dolugatos arosound remarked
that ho thought it best to convene later in the
"This Is the time of year , " remarked the
gentleman of melancholy aspect , "when people
ple get wet foot , and quick consumption en
sues. I , for one , live in a low marshy coun
try , and cannot afford to leave my business
to coma hero , and 1 am sure there are ethers
who fuel the same as I dn , I move that this
meeting adjourn until ouu year from next
Cries of no , no , arose , and amid the dm a
member from the opposite side arose und re
"Does the gentleman forget that it is m
Juno the little green apple uott in its work.
Mr. Chairman , I live in a fruit country , anil
I think that wo should agrcoou a season that
suits all of us , I move that July or August
be selected. "
"Well , " chimed la another , "I beg leave
to state that In those two months boys go in
swimming , and rabid dogs blto freely. As
an amendment I nroposu December. "
"Docs the gentleman forget , " remarked
tbo chair , "that there are numerous cases
of boys skating through air holes in Doc "
"And has he ro.ut the last statistical re
port from Minnesota regarding the number
of people froien to death during the last
fiscal yoarl" Interrupted a member.
" 1 withdraw , " shouted the mover of the
Then It was settled that September was
the best month and the meeting adjouruud.
Slnco that time September bos been the
month In which to moot.
The funeral directors have as organs of
their society two journals , The Casket and
The Shroud , two papers published weekly
solely in the Interest of these who lay us
away to rest , Eacli contains everything of
Interest to the people whoso interest it rep
resents and In tbo days of conventions the
columns of both teem with reports of the de
liberations. The humor ox pressed is of u
rather ehustly order , but humor novcrthn-
loss , For Instance :
Under the report , "Proapocti for Busl-
BED COMFORTS ,
On account of the extremely warm fall we fear that our
importation of Irish Eiderdown Comforts is too large , and on
Monday we shall make prices to close them out at a loss.
S. P. MORSE & CO.
Eiderdown Comforts , $12.50
The finest quality made. We imported these this season
through the Omaha custom house. They are as good as any
ever sold before for $20. Arc filled with
Genuine Irish Down , enclosed in Double Weight
Satine , $12.5O ; worth $2Q.
1500 yards finest quality 4o-inch wide French Wale Dia
gonal Serges , worth $1.25 a yard. We have 'only staple colors
navy , brown , garnet , &c. , and will offer them at 50 cents a
yard don't miss them Monday.
Receive prompt attention. Send for our illustrated catalogue ,
S , P. MORSE & CO--S. P. MORSE & CO
ness , " the gentleman from Arkansas would
Gentlemen : It pleases mo greatly to relate
that the mortality rate in my suction is on
the increase , and I have good reasons for
believing th.it in the next six ; months busi
ness will have increased nt least SO percent.
The swamps nro filled with' water , and
typhus germs are so thick that they darkou
the sun. Malaria is very prevalent , es
pecially among children , and I believe that
candidates for the cntranco to the jasper
walls wilt bo more numerous than at any
time since 1876.
From Minnesota and the Dakotas the fol
lowing was received : "Tho last winter was
extremely mild and business was dull , but
wo hope to inako up this season. Tno pros
pects now are that the winter of IBS7-83
will bo discounted , and in this event
good results may bo looked for. if the price
of coRins docs not advance times will bo
Mississippi reports , "Good prospects for n
return of yellow fever which if confirmed
will make a vast change in our financial
Now York , "Tho filthy condition of our
city presages a return of small pox in which
event wo propose to make up for last year's
Chicago , "Imperfect sewerage will work
wonders for us. The wells of the city are
ia bad condition and wo look for magnificent
results , "
Such are the reports received.
But Omaha which is exempt from all such
plagues will welcome the convention gladly ,
just the same.
J. H. Mason , of Cbadron , Is at the Caso.v.
Frank McClain , of Lincoln , is at the Mil-
J , H. Mehl , of Wahoo , is stopping at the
J. A. Oshoo , of Lincoln , is stopping at the
C. P. Schur , of Kearney , Is a guest at the
A. 8. Ryan , of Hartington , is a gucstjat
the Casey ,
M. H , Brown , of Long Pine , is a guest at
the Casey. ,
C. C. Rickloy/of Rushvillo , Is a guest at
Dr. Amelia'Burroucas has returned from
I. B. Bldwoll , of Fremont , is registered at
E. C. Bcede , of Nebraska City , Is a guest
at tbo Millard.
John IT. Stephens , of Chadrou , Is regis
tered at the Casey.
C. E. Moody has beou quite 111 the past
week , but is recovering.
Mrs. Fred T. Hadra , of Nebraska City , is
hero on u visit to her parents.
J. J. Hartlctt , Judga Humor , H. Gibson
and Juan Hoylo , of Kearney , are registered
at the Paxton.
Mr. Charles Collins , of Santiago , Ciil. ,
formerly publisher of the Omaha daily
Times , is iu the city.
Major Hugh McCroa , of Nashville , Tonn. ,
cm route to Sidney , Australia , is spending a
few days in Oinnbu the guest of his cousin ,
Mm. Horace Ludlngtou.
'Ihomus A. McKee , business manager for
Robert owning , ttio tragedian , has urrlvud
In tlio city in tlio Interests of the celebrated
actor and his company , who will play hero
The Barbers' union will give a ball at
Musoniu hull on Wednesday evening ,
The defunct Western Casket company yes-
terduy transferred Its plant and land to the
newly organized Omaha Coftln Manufactur
ing company , the consideration bnlng 110,000
for the ground and $3.000 for the plant.
Christ Spocht celebrated the forty-third
anniversary of bis birth at his comfortable
home' at Twentieth and Hurt streets , FrlUtt.v
evening. A nuinbur of the friends of the
family wore prosunt and the evening was
delightfully spout. Refreshments were
served at the proper hour.
to Wed ,
Licenses wore Issued to tbo following par
ties by Judge Shields yesterday :
Name and Address. Ago.
I Slgmund Rubin , Omaha . T28
I Reglua Lowenthul , Omaha . ' < 2i (
SOUGHT AID AM )
The Trials of a fimailom a ml Frloiid-
A woman carrying u Hix-weoks-old bubo in
her arms appealed to Chief Scavoy for aid
yesterday morning. She stated that she de
sired to reach her homo m Euds. Colo. She
had boon married two years ago , and had re
moved to Odebolt , Ia. , whcro bur husband
deserted bur , leaving her penniless. Trans
portation haa bcun furnished bar as far as
Omaha , and she Jiab bcoa in the city for
three days , endeavoring to find aid to enable
her to proceed on her way homo. Chief
Seavoy advised her to call upon tbo county
Tbo woman appeared inthecommlssionors'
room yesterday afternoon and asltcd for
transportation to lOads , Colo. The commis
sioners stated that they could not give her
transportation for the entire distance , but
gave ner an order for a ticket to North
Plalto. She wont to the Union Paolho
depot , but was told that she would bo no
nunrur her destination when she arrived at
North Platte than she would bo in Omaha ,
and was advised to got 1111 order for a ticket
to Salina Kail.
Bacir to the court house trudged the little
woman , carrying her crying babe and a
small handsatchol. The order was changed
by drawing a line through the words "North ,
Platto" nod writing in "Sulina. "
Once more the piitlont little woman wont
to the depot , only to have the order relusod
by the ticket agent on the ground that It
might have boon changed without authority
of the commissioners.
Weary with her long trampback and forth ,
and nearly prostrated with hunger , she burst
outcrying , but plucked up courage and re
turned again to the court houso. Hero elio
was also doomed to disappointment , as the
commissioners and their clerk had loft the
The little baby , which had bad no nourish
ment for several hours , added its plaintive
wail to the volcu of its mother , and very
mournful music it was.
Arrangements wcro finally made to have
the order for a ticket to Salina , Kan. , honored
and some nourishment was provided for tlio
infant. The mother was f urnl&hcd with an
order on ono of the hotels for inuals and lodg
ing for last night , and she is now on her way
The Oollsoiiiii ,
On Monday last an important meeting of
tbo directors of the Coliseum Building usso-
elation was held at the ofllco of M. 8. LI rid-
soy , m the Barker block. Some changes
were made in the board of directors. Mr.
Llndtoy and William I. ICIuratcad , who nro
stockholders , were elected directors. Mr.
Llndsoy was elected secretary and Mr.
Klcrstcnd treasurer of tlio association. It Is
tholr Intention to nt once make extensive
improvements. During the week the con
tract has boon lot to beat the building with
steam. The contract calls for two thlrtv-
fivo-borsopovver boilers , ono high pressure
for tholr oloctrio plant , xvhiuti is very com
plete. Also for putting a bard wood Pol-
istiod floor throughout the entire building.
'Ihcso improvmnonts will cost mauv thou
sand dollars. In the spring they will veneer
the entire structure with brloic. When thcsa
Improvements nro completed no building iu
the world will bo bolter uduptnd to boldini ;
conventions , musical festivals , bulls , eta ,
than the Coliseum. Negotiations are now
pending with a vlow to securing Patti in
grand opera. The directors hnvo signified ,
tholr willliiKnoss to guarantee lior $10,000
for ono performance. Thu building bus a
seating capacity of 12,000.
Conf.iHlou or Toriicuou.
The modern land of Bubel IB Ailstrla-
Iluiignry. Everybody there wnnta to
apoalc a different ItuiKuago from every
body olso. A now telephone line lias
just been opened between Uudu.-1'osth
and I'niinio , and the employes could
not agree what luiigungo to ueo to each
otlior. Some wanted to speak Gorman ,
Bomo PoliBh , yet others Magyar or
C/ocli. At last the Uilllculty line boon
got ever by an ordinance that French
shall bo lined.
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