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THE OMAJIA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. NOVEMBER SO. ISDO. TWEWTY PAGES.
THE PflraS-BOYD CONTEST ,
A Prohibition Plan of Rotalliatlon and
7HE INDEPENDENTS PLAYING CATSPAW ,
An IJyp-Oponcr for tlio Dupes Who
uro Importuned J'or Contrltm-
, linns to 1'ny
I'rolill ) . Imwycrs.
Although the prohibition amendment re
ceived only 82,000 of thu moro thnn 210,000 ,
votes cist nt the into state election , and
therefore fell ever 19,000 b olow the vote nec
essary to make the amendment ; valid , the
professionals who make n living out ot nglta.
tion of compulsory temperance are still keep ,
ing up their end of the wnr , The contest ever
the governorship nnd other state offices , In
which testimony will begin to bo taken at
Lincoln next Thursday is nothing more nor
less thnn an attempt of the prohibitionists to
rctnllato upon Omaha for tha heavy vote
given lu this city against prohibition ,
PromlU Inception to the present day the
Powers-Boyd contest has not only heon In
spired by prohibition agitators and hungry
prohibition lawyers who scent a fat feom
the tmukllo which they are trying to bring
nhout , hut It becomes moro apparent every
ilny that the Independent leaders nro simply
being used as catspaws to pull out chestnuts
for the prohibition monkey.
Tlio campaign plan of the prohibitionists
was nn open secret. They exported to carry
the .sfcito outside of Douglas county by from
0,000 to 10,000 majority , nnd they plotted and
( schemed night nud day to create
nn intense prejudice ngnlnst O matin and
get up such a contest as would enable them
by a concentrated howl all along the line to
throw out the entire vote of Douglas county ,
count the amendment In and have it declared
carried by u legislature which they expected
would bo decidedly prohibition. The key
note of this plan of campaign was to ring
the changes on the wickedness ot Omaha nt
every nchool house meeting1 , from every pulpit
pit and from every stage from whlcl'i any
prohibitionist , man or woman , was allowed
to talk. This was doubtless the object of the
Cougar woman when she brazenly repre
sented Omaha as the wickedest city In
Amcilca , with a brothel and assignation
house attached to every saloon. And this
sort t > f malignant libel and slander has been
dealt out everywhere for moro than six
The next step was to create the Impression
that a great conspiracy had hocu set on foot
to pud out the census of Omaha with a view
to Klpantio election frauds. To this
end the Lincoln bureau sent
out bogus reports to several hundred
county weeklies and the mercenaries ran
sacked Omaha for evidence of census and
A forger by the nnrao ot Johnson , with sev
eral aliases was sent to this "city for this ne-
farloun work. Column nftcr column of his
alleged investigation was soul broadcast to
the prohibition organs in Now York.
Chlc.igo and Lincoln , and telegraphed
by him to the St. Puul nnd
Kansas City papers , which ho know
were only too anxious to receive them. The
dninngo thus done to the city of Omaha can
never ho repaired.
Mcnnwlillo the lending1 prohibitionists of
Omaha nud Lincoln were Hooding the census
r oOlceln Washington with anonymous charges
: of wholesale census padding. 1'romises were
made to the "Washington ofllco that formal
charges would bo preferred when the parties
well knew that there was absolutely no
grounds for such charges , and , of course ,
iiona ucromado In duo form ut the census
Following this the chnrpo was mad o that
there \vnsto bo an organized raid on the bal
lot boxes In Omaha on November 4 and that
wage-workers nnd prohibitionists would bo
intimidated nt the polls. On election dav
hundrcds of teleprauis were sent out of this
city by the prohibitionists to the effect tnat
n rclpi of terror prevailed ; thnt the town
bad been given ever to tnob rule and that
Chlof of I'ollco Sonvoy had declared himself
absolutely helpless to quell the bloody elec
The following is a sample of some of those
O Mu \ , Nob. , Nov. 4. W. 11. * Moore. David
City : for God sake strike Omaha saloons a
deathblow. Omaha is trading off Hlchanta ,
Powers , everything for Uoyd and whisky
votes. Amendment workers are stoned and
"eirgcd from polls. Infamous outrages prevail
ing. SAM 1) . Cox.
Wolfoiibargor , the Lincoln prohiuitlon
leader , perpetrated the following in the Now'
York Voice i
"Tlio whole city is given entirely ever to
the whisky mob , There Is riot and blood
shed In nearly every ward. Men , ladies of
the Women's Christian 'J'omporanco Union ,
nro being Insulted , mobbed and driven from
the polls by the drunken rabble. Ministers
of thoROspcl are slugged , beaten and dragged
from the polls and compelled to ilco for their
"In Omaha the prostitutes turned out in
the tough wards nnd assisted the republicans
nud democrats in 'rescuing Nebraska front
the blight of prohibition.1 There has un
questionably been fraud In the count ns well
as treachery and deceit In the pre-election
pmnlmilnttons. it is positively known that
fwo ililTcront methods of count , ono clearly
Illegal , were employed by election
boards In different piecincts of tbo same
ward. There should bo n recount of
the vote , and a legislature thnt has any touch
of fairness will throw out Douglas county on-
itlre. The legislature bos power to do this ,
and the crimes that have been committed
Bgalnst the election law will clearly justify
Btich notion. The legislature elect will bo
controlled by men inclined to teach Omaha a
lesson In civil government. "
Another prohibitionist of Lincoln delivers
himself of tbo following , which ho Imposed
upon the Chicago Loyor , a rabid but Impotent
jirohlb sheet :
"The vote of Omaha , the Sodom of the
northwest , may bo thrown out by the legisla
ture. The workers nro nil up in arms de
manding a recount of the votes. This will
Lave to bo done by the legislature , which Is
composed of the sterling men who for the
eakoof their dear ones and their friends
loose from all party tics nnd stood by
the fiirmers' alliance movement. It will
bo remembered that a precedent was
established regarding 'the recount
of thu ballots east for and against the legis
lative amendment , * voter ! upon November 'J ,
1S&0. This affords relief from fraudulent
counting. No good man can refuse to vote
favorably upon such a bill. It will settle the
question in a way to satisfy all. The taking
of evidence of Intimidation , falsa counting
nnd general ballot box corruption , such as ex
isted In Nebraska during the election , has
begun nud will be continued , ana
nble preparations innilo for crowding
to the linlsh and overthrowing the
dastardly plot of thwarting the
will of the people. There is excitement in
the movement. Good workers and good men
ot nil imi tics stand ready to give assistance.
His believed that fully twenty thousand
ixjoplo who favored the present license law
Lave dumped since the election to prohlbl-
tH tlonisU. The Omaha riot and intimidation ,
cud tha recklessness of election boards In
cither parts of the state opened the oycs of
liinny as never before to the power of the sa
loon In politics. "
The damage done by tlieso false reports is
incalculable , There are thousands of people
in the east today who bollevo the statements
made In the Now York Volco and other pro
hibition papers , nnd enquiries nro being re
ceived up to this tlmo from pcoplo In the east
who want to know the true state of facts.
Tun Iin : recently printed statements made by
the police commissioners of Omaha , who nmdo
it their business on election day to go to the
polling places to see for themselves whether
.there wo * any unusual demonstrations , and
to satisfy themselves thnt no interference
with voters was being tolerated. Each ono of
thorn emphatically denounced the reports
vhlch hud been circulated by the prohibition-
Jsts und asserted that no quieter election was
eror held hi the history of this city. Chief of
I'ollco Seuvoy In his oDtclal report to the
police commission verities this fact. lie had
previously detailed policemen for each poll
ing place in the city , and the records of his
DQ1 co wil 1 bear out his report.
Considering the universal interest takoa
In the .basement
is rapidly winning its
way , housekeepers can
I buy anything here they
want for their dining
room or kitchen.
After - IIInncr Cortcc A. Huttcr 1'lat
Gups * midb.uicers , liikcrs.
Howls. llrusli Vases ,
Hultor Palls llultcr Pots ,
Ilutter Dishes , llud 1'uns
Illrd Matin , Hone Dishes ,
Hon-lton Tra3'j ,
Celery Trny * . Pots.
ChociilntnNoU , I'olTeo bots.
Cracker Jars. Candlrilloka ,
Croton Sets , Cake I'l'iles ,
Ooniportlor- . , Casso roles ,
Covered Dl.sho * , Chambers ,
( Jrenm IMtuliers , Cuspldores ,
Co lice 1'ots ,
Dessert Baskets. Dessert Trays ,
Ulnner Services ,
Kwers nnil Hasina , 1'rult Services.
Krult Hiisliotb. 1'riilt riates.
Krult Trays , 1'rult Haucor3 ,
Flower 1'ots. Onme Service ,
HotWutcr JUK , Huimlim' Soup Dishes ,
Ice Cream Services. lee ( Jrviitn Dishes.
Ind'ual HutterDlsiics. Inillvlilviil HiiRiirs.
Ice Bucket. Individual T.KK O'ups.
Ice Jugs , .lellly Moulds.
Jugs , .Inrdlnlcres.
Mouth lowers , .MUSH.
Mustard Tots. Nut Tinys.
N apple * . Oiitmeal Hots.
Outiin'iil Ilowli. Olive trays
I'lo Plates. 1'lllUllH.
Ph'klo Dishes. Salnd Howls.
Salad Sets. ulnd I'lutvs.
Sugar Howls. > liivln ? Mites
HiiKur fjlmkers. .
Scalloped Nnjiplcs. MIIICO lloats ,
Sauce fjitilles FOIIII l.adlca
Suucn Tureens > otip Tureens
Slop Jars * -'ooap Dishes
Soup blubs Ten Services
Toto-a-Teto Sets Te.i Tots.
Uniljrolla Stands. Toilet Sots
At Mor cs.
Berry Pets Hittter Plntcs
IttUtur Dishes llomitict Holders
Celery masses Com port lers
Colopnn llnttlot Coclailo Glasses
Cream I'ltclicrs Cuke Stuiids
Cheese Dishes ustaid Oups
Candle Sticks Decanters
KUR C'liisscs Tsff Timers
Fruit Stands KliiKer Howls
Fancy Flower Vases K'uioy HusKcts
aiassTon lots Ice ( 'roam b'ets
Ice Creum Dlslics Ice Tubs
Jolly Dishes I.OMioimdo Tuniblors
Lemonade Pitchers I/oiiionnde Sots
Ijeinnnixle Oups Match Holders
Mustard ( Jups Nappies
OH llottlva I'eiipcrbhaKors
I'nnch Howls Punch Sots
Punch Cups Pressed Titmblors
Hlilno Wlno Gl.isses
Halts Sugar Lifters
Hyrup .Tiizs MJOOII Holders
Salts. InUvldual Salad How l
TittnliloN / Toothpick Ilol dcrs
Tankard I'l tchers f Ylnoxur Uottlea
Vu cs I AInos
Water Ooblots A\ator Tumblers
Uottles.Tin Ware. .
At Mursort ,
Asparnpus Hollers. Jelly Cake Pans.
Apple Corors. Jelly Slovrs.
Aincrleaii Sto.imcrs. JuiutiloCiitters.
Aniiol Onke Pans. Knife llo\i.'s.
Asli Cans Kero-ei.o Cans.
Ale Measures , Up Measures.
Hollers , Square Rnngc. Ladles' FliiKcr Puns.
Hollers , Oval llntige. Ladles , I luiccd.
llollers. Hound Copper L.ullus , Plain.
liottom , Laundry Dippers.
Hollers , Tin nottoin. Iiiinuli llotus.
Hollers , Oval Slove. Lanterns.
by the cltl/ons of Omaha in the Issues at
stnko November 4 , the election hero was u '
romarltably qulot opo. Every saloon wtw 1
closed ana the saloonkeepers without excep
tion cheerfully co-oporutod with the Rcnorul
sentiment that drunkenness uiul disturbances
must not bo permitted during election day. Not
a single Instance ot liotus disturbance was
recorded , nor do the prohibitionists assert ,
that any voters were interfered with in cast
ing their ballots. In throe or four wards
there was trouble with some of the prohibl-
bltloulsts who were noddling tickets. Some
of those workers had tickets which were ille
gal , or mixed ; others persisted in election-
eorluff voters in lino. When the ofllcors and
special policemen insisted that those workers
KO out into the crowd some very loud tails
was usually the result. In some of the wards
non-residimts who were pcddlinc prohibition
tickets , wore tryint ; to challenge legal voters.
and this created more or less loud tall : and
Troubles of no rnoro serious nature than
these furnished all the foundation there was
for the blood nnd thunder talcgranu sent out
of the city by the prohibitionists. The tele
grams were sent out to the commltteo men of
the prohibition party in every county in the
stnto , the object of which , of course , was to
reuse country people who bolleved the re
ports of mob violence autl bloodshed tovoto
Stncklor of Omaha nnilCoxof Lincoln con
ducted the special telegraphic bureau in
Omaha ; while \Volfunbarger , Robbins and
Wilson of Lincoln , tool ; up the refrain from
the Lincoln end. Their highly colored fabri
cations form the groundwork upon
which Burrows , Deck and other indo-
pondout leaders have based their contest
against the governor-elect and state oftlcon-
oloct. It is fair to presume that when the
time comes for taking the testimony In those
cases these leaders will rcalbo that they have
been used ns cat's paws by the defeated pro
hibitionists , who are willing to go to any
length to smirch and slander Omaha.
It will ho borne in irilnd , however , that the
prohibitionists , instead of protecting1 the ballot -
lot box by showing fraudulent registration
when the boards Avero in .session , or protest
ing against the registration of any man
known or suspected not a legal elector , were
scheming and conspiring to make the
whole election fraudulent , so that the entire
vote of Douglm county might bo thrown out
if possible. They never protested before the
registration beams against the registration of
foreigners who had their 11 rat papers , undyct
they have represented to the lndc | > ondonts
that thousands of foreigners were illegally
voted In Omuha. and led the alliance leaders
to believe that this alleged fraud \\ill enable
them to throw out the entire vote of this
county. Under the pretense of contesting the
election In Omaha of the candidates for state
oflleors , the prohibitionists have succeeded
In inducing the independents to employ pro
hibition lawyers and will bring ou all the
prohibition witnesses , who uro expected to bo
trained and drilled Into testifying that they
\v re trying to pedillo Powers tickets , und
thnt they wcro obstructed In voting and
working for the independent ticket , liehlnd
all this there is also n sdiomo to bleed Omaha
and blackmail her citizens , as has boon the
cuso before at every session of the legislature ,
when prohibition bills wcro introduced.
But the conduct of a contest such as the
ono about to bo made involves the expendi
ture of a largo amount of money , nnd the
funds have not been coming in us rapidly as
desired. Something hud to bo done. So the
prohibition lawyers in Lincoln and Omah
have succeeded in getting up a few soul-
stirring affidavits from men in Omaha ,
These uflldavits will bo printed
in the prohibition papers , and
tbroagu sympathetic appeals they orpect to
secure moro money from the credulous ,
These affidavits are wonted in a very sensa
tional und colored to as high n pitch aj the
men who are expected to sign thorn will
stand ; especially in view of the fact that
there la no penalty attached to fictitious
aOIdtvit maUa ; . ItU also expected that the
publication 'of these affidavits will help to
prejudice members-elect of the legislature by
whom the contest is to bo decided. Their
publication is to he followed by ; a
grand conference of alliance men nt
Lincoln about the middle of Decem
ber , when Burrows expects to dictate
the policy of the alliance In the legislature
through the close corporation circle , of which
ho is the head. Every member is then und
there to bo Instructed and pledged to vote for
a runu whom the conference may select as
speaker. An executive committee Is to bu
formed whoso orders every alliance member
is expected to obey , whatever his private
Judgment may bo. The executive committee
will , to all Intents nnd purposes , bo the legis
lature , with the members as mere puppets to
ratify its orders.
Among the uQldavits which the prohibition
lawyers have gotten up in Omuha. will be that
of Walter D. Prugh , who nfllrms that
on election day ho went to the First
district of the Second ward , and was
there assaulted by the mob ; that ho was
stoned nnd bruised in the back of the head
seriously ; that bo went to the chlof of police
personally and made complaint ; that the
chief of pi ice dotatled three policemen nnd a
sergeant , , who went back with Prueh to the
scene of to alleged disturbance In the Second
end ward , nnd that when they reached there
the mob continued to make such adisturbanco
that tbo a Hi nut was In terror of his life ; tkat
while the police saw this state of affairs they
absolutely refused to protect him. Afllunt
further says that the police ostcnslolv gave
orders for his protection ana that
the IUOD paid no attention to these
orders. Afllunt claims thnt ho was peddling
tickets for Powers.
He does not nfllrm , however , that ho was a
prohibition 1st nnd was peddling- tickets of nil
parties with the amendment clause attached.
J , Phlpps Hoe has also wade an affidavit.
Roe is a bucket shop speculator who has
rnado himself very prominent and promis
cuous in the into campaign. Ho afllrms that
Henrv Voss , an architect , assaulted him in
the First district of the First ward ou
election day ; that ho was surrounded by a
mob that tossed him about ; that , his life was
threatened , nutt that ho was llually driven
away from the polls.
It. L. Abbott , who boards nt 212 North
Seventeenth street , a professional temperance
lecturer , makes another aflldnvit. lie afllrms
that in the First precinct of the Fourth ward
ho was assaulted and pushed and Jostled about
by the mob ; that ho appealed to the police for
protection ; tnat his upJMMls wore in vain.
Ho does not attlrm that bodily injury was
done him. but simply contents himself with
the statement that ho was pushed auout lu
Attorney Strlkler , who prepared tlieso nftl-
davits , Is said by our Lincoln correspondent
to. have sent thorn to Lincoln parties with a
request that their best judgment bo used
with reference to their publication in the alliance
lianco und prohibition orgaus ot that city.
Ho suggested , however , that they would
make excellent capital for the contest cases
if sent broadcast ever the state.
A reporter was detailed to got the facts In
regard to these complaints , The records of
tbo pollco department were consulted and
Chlof Boavoy was Interviewed upon the
charges made. That ofllclul states that
ijrugh made his complaint regarding the
Second Instead of the First district of the Sco-
ono. ward , and that Sergeant Ormsby com
manded the detail sent to protect him.
. . Sergeant Ormsby states that ho took three
special policemen and , with Prugh , hurried
in the patrol wagon to the wiling- place at
Fifteenth and Williams streets , hi the Second
district of the Second ward.
Prugh could not point out any ono who bad
interfered with him , nnd Ormsby scattered
hU men through the crowd. Prugh re
mained by bis sldo and suddenly
called to hint that some ono bad
taken his tickets from him again.
Pru gh could not Indicate the guilty party and
no arrest could bo made. There was no dem-
oustrntion nnd the ofllcers withdraw , leaving
two specials und ono regular policeman on
duty there. About an hour afterwards a
telephone call convoyed the information to
tire station that prohibitionists were bolnp
rotten-egged1 in that procinct. The patrol
wagon was again sent out , but when it ar
rived everything was qulot. and the regular
policeman on duty thoio snid that Prugh be
came frightened and ashed him to escort him
away. Ho did so , taking P uph as
far "as Thirteenth street. Parties iu the
crowd said that a woman who was going
homo from a grocery store with a basket of
nrovisions took two eggs from her basket nnd
throw in the direction of the retreating
"Prugh. Ono of them struck an ofllccr. No
other eggs were thrown.
Chief Scnvey stated that although Prugh
.claimed to have been rotten-egged ho showed
no signs of It , nnd the chief was satisfied that
the noliceinan suffered more than Prugh.
Uegarding the statements of L. L. Abuott.
who claims that ho was Jostled nnd pushed
about at the First district of the Fourth
ward polling place , nnd appealed in vain to
the police protection , Ofileer Dooley , who was
on duty there , offers the following :
Ahbott wii3 ni-ound the polling plnce , and
engaged in arguments with everyone who
would talk with nlm. Ho talked very loua
ami attracted much attention. Whenever he
was arguing with anyone n crowd , naturally
gathered around to henr what was said. In
the swaying and jamming of the crowd sev
eral parties were pushed off the curbstono.
Abbott might have been ono of these , but ho
was not selected by the crowd ns a taraet for
malicious pushing nnd Jostling.
Whatever crowding ho experienced was
duo to his loud voice attracting pcoplo. Ab
bott did not npncal to the police for' protec
tion. Of the three ofllcors on duty there ,
Doolov , O'Gornmn nnd Poole , ho only spoke
to O'Gormnn. nnd merely stated to him that
bo did not think it was light for the crowd
to use him so unfairly. The olllcer told him
that he should have all the protection that ho
required , and nskcd him to point out mi y ono
who interfered with him. Ahbott did not
know who pushed hitn oyor the curbstone ,
and ns tlio ofllcora did not see it no ono was
arrested. Abbott wa-s not pushed moro than
once , und in that rcspecarod much hotter
thnn dozens of others ,
Kegaraing his -alleged assault upon J.
Phipns IJoo in the FirsUward , Mr. Voss snid :
"When I wont to the ward I found Koo
thero. Ho was peddling What 1 considered
an illegal ticket such aa U e man Clark ped
dled In the Fifth. Tnoy bad a democrntio
head nnd a prohibition tall , I told him the
ticket ought not to bo rlotldlod nnd ho wonted
to know why I troubled iinyaolf about It. I
I told him that I did not' > vant people to bo
deceived by such a trick , but I could not con-
vlnco him. There was'oio assault , you may
believe that. r ,
To the Chief of PolIoeyLlquor Dealers and
Others : Next TucsdajiOocembor ; 2 , Is olco-
tlpn day. The laws of sj.ho state nnd ordi
nances of the olty make it unlawful for any
one to "sell or giveaway any malt , spirituous
and vinous llauors on the day of any general
orspecial clectlor , " and the law provides that
the mayor "shall be active and vigilant in
enforcing all laws and ordinances of the
Now , therefore , in the spirit and in pursu
ance of the law , I , R. C.iCushlngi mayor ,
hereby notify and order all saloonkeepers and
others engaged in tna liquor tradlo to close
their respective places of business und cease
said trafllo on said day from 8 o'clock a. in.
until 0 o'clock p. m. , and tbo chief of police Is
Instructed to sco that the law and this order
are complied with und to report any viola
tions thereof to mo R. C Cusmxa ,
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Tlio Week's lluslnu.ss in Heal
Estate , Itnlltilnf ; nnd
Bank Business ,
With Thanksgiving and its attendant fes
tivities and two primary election contests of
absorbing interest it was hnrdly to bo ex
pected that there would bo any great activity
In the real estate market during the past
Business was f.ilrly good , however , nnd
none of the brokers have found any reason to
complain of n lack of work ,
The demand for property has boon greater
than at any other tlmo within the past two
years , 'and a broker with a bargain has not
had to seek a customer. During the week
ono dealer alone lost four sales of goodly di
mensions solely by the refusal of property
owners to part with their holdings nt prices
formerly offered. AVullo this condition of
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The demand for property is not confined to
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flrm , yet a number of deals involving largo
sums have been made and others nro being
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tablishments are negotiating for sites and
holders of ncro propoity me oflcring the most
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The open weather , which continues very
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ablod the contractors to get the jobs in hand
well underway , and has encouraged others to
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completed In tha spring.
The following ilgurcs show the totals o
real estate transfers , building permits ant
bank clearings for the week :
UK A I , ESTATK THANSiTllS.
Tuesday , ' . ' 0.010
Wednesday. ifl,203 ,
Saturday. . . liUfi'j
Total , } II5,6 ! > g
Monday $ 14,0 ?
Friday . . , 4,750
Saturday. , , . , . . , . . . . , . , . . . . i. , . . . , ; , . . . . , ' . 8i'J75
Total , . $ 5,57.1
Morse Dry Goods Co.
5000 boxes Pupotorlos , containing ! ! !
hoots of paper nnd III envelopes , only
o a box.
A largo assortment ot French \Vrlt-
ng Pnjrar nnd Envelopes , Visiting
Cards , etc. , AT L1JSS THAN COST.
100 dozen Cuticura Sotxp , 15o n. cnko.
2.3 cases Ilousoliold Ammonia , 80 a
) lnt ,
G prosg Onkluy's Florida Water , UOo a
2 gross West India Hay RumGOoa
a cross Pozzonl's Medicated Com
plexion I'owdcr , 35c a box.
SJ press Howard's Sperm Mnchlno Oil ,
Co a bottle.
1000 "Whisk Brooms , peed quality , lOo
160 Children's Fancy Leather Hand
Sags , 2 < ' )0 cuuh.
20 gross Bleyclo Playing Cards , ICc a
pack , $1.60 a dozen.
6 gross Adjustable Shawl Straps , lOo
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ou will only be nblo to purclitiso the
jhcnp muslin bound editions ,
Jtfi/Bnile / Books ,
Good Books for Young Folks ,
Christmas : - : Crackers ,
For Little Ones ,
15c a Volume ,
Illustrated Lithographic Covora.
JACK FROST SERIES , 15c A VOLUME.
0 volumes in a scrio3.
Before Snow Titno.
My Mother's Story.
Our lluraminff Bird.
PAKSY'S BOYS AND GIRLS , 15c a Volume
12 Volumes in Series.
Morse's Book Dept.
Monday Jl.KJn.OOe.SO .
Tuesday (119,401.11 (
Friday 1,024,2)0.41) )
Total $ IS43OJ9.47
An Increase of 7.0 per cent over the corresponding
spending week ot lust year.
Another Ilrldue Project.
There is hnrdly anything in the public Im
provement line that the Bast Omaha land
company would not dare attempt , with Its
financial backing nnd with its magniliccnt
property all ready for development.
The latest project of the company is n
mammoth ono and , if carried out , would
prove of Immense beneiit to tno company and
to the cities of Omaha nnd Council Bluffs.
The project contemplates the expenditure of
moro than a million dollars in the construc
tion of a bridge between the comnnny's land
nnd Council Bluffs , nnd the material Improve
ment of the thoroughfares connecting East
Omaha with this city ,
The East Omaha land company has ample
financial resources to successfully carry out
the plans in prospect nud it is understood
that the enterprise will not IKJ allowed to full
through. The company has already ex
pended many thousands of dollars in the
Improvement of its property , nnd proposes to
make still greater outlays in the near future
Plans for tha proprosod bridge have already
been drawn nnd nccoptcd nnd the company
will now make nn effort to secure a charter.
The plans that have been accepted call for n
combination railway nnd wagon bridge of
sufllclont capacity to accommodate all of the
railroad , motor railway and wngon traftlo bo-
twcen the two cities. The bridge will cost nt
least $1,200,000. It is proposed to begin work
as soon ns a charter can bo secured , nn or-
dinnnco has already been Introduced into tlio
Council Bluffs council granting the company
terminal facilities on tbo Iowa sldo of the
President Gushing of the land comnany
states that the bridge will be n inmmnoth nf-
fair , constructed of steel nud heavy masonry.
It will have two decks. The lower deck will
bo double tracked for rnllrond purposes and
the upper will hnvo double tracks for motor
cars , u roadwuy for teams and a pathway for
foot passengers , The hrldgo will bo u low
ono , with a draw to onahlo steamers to got
through , provided the river is over made navi-
gablo. In conjunction with the bridge will
be built an electric motor railroad , extending
from the renter of Council Bluffs to the cen
ter of Omnhu. Hnilroud yards will also bo
built on each end of the bridge , making It a
very desirable means for crossing the river ,
nnd for handling trains and cars with dis
It is generally believed thnt tlio Wlnona fc
Southwestern railway company is interested
in the Improvement. Thh company Is build
ing towards Omaha rapidly , and has boon
figuring for some tlmo to secure entrance
Into this city without being compelled to
patronize the Union Pacific bridge , which ,
when the union depot shall have been com
pleted , will bo taxed to its capacity to accom
modate the other roads that have agreed to
reach Omaha by that routo.
Tim Twin City llnllwn Company.
The Omaha capitalists who have bean
planning the building of another motor line
lu Council Bluffs , huvo not been able to cnmo
to any reasonable terms with the Council
Iluffs city council lu regard to the charter.
The company naked for a right-of-way mong
nearly every street In the IJluffs eltv , nnd the
council grunted tlio request , coupling with it
the requirement thnt the company would glvo
a bond to have a line in operation on every
street named within live yean. This was of
course an Impossible requirement ,
and the charter was returned
John W. Paul , the secretary of the
UNDAY - CHAT
For 1891. '
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IHtlu Talks' Picture Alphabet , Ma
and Merry Hearts
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ily Picture Hook , 25o.
YoiinR People Abroad , 2 , " > o.
Little People In the Nursery , S5o.
, 'lctuies and Stories for the Play Hooni , Wo.
Play Time , 2Jo.
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Morse Dry Goods Co.
corporation snys thnt his company could not
afford to Invest the amount of money which
ho enterprise would require under the con
ditions prescribed by the Council Bluffs
authorities. Ho thinks that much of the
' position to his project comes from the pros-
ut Council Bluffs nnd Omaha brldgo com-
mny that has n monopoly of the transporta
tion facilities between the two eltliv * . Another
effort will bo made to got u reasonable charter
From the Bluffs council. In the event of
'ottlnL' this , the company will bogliUts pio-
oscd improvements nt once.
Improvcm lit Notes. 1
Mark Upton says the Qmnha Steve manu
facturing company will bo put In operation
yet this year.
A six-story flro proof warehouse nnd cold
storage building , to bo located nt Twelfth
and Nicholas streets , is to bo put up In the
iprinpr. The warehouse will bo butltof stone ,
ron. brick and terracotta , nnd will ho six
stories high wltli basement. Tlio trackage
vill bo excellent , the Fremont , Elhliom Ac
klksouvi Valley and Missouri Pacific trades
inssiup the site. The estimated cost of this
mildliiK is placed nt ? 110,000.
Ernest Stuht Is bullillngn throe-story hotel
at the corner of Eleventh and Mason streets.
A hotel at the corner of Tenth and Hurney
streets is talked of.
Mr , W. P. Swccsoy has decided to build a
nine-story stone anil brick block on his prop
erty on the soutli side of Fnrnnm street Just
cast of Seventeenth. It was Mr. Sweosoy's
utcntion to wait und build his structure to
correspond with any improvement that might
> o placed on the corner of Seventeenth and
Farnam. Ho has finally decided to go ahead
with his Improvement.
Tno building will bo C0xl23 feet nnd eight
stories high with a basement floor. Thu
JuihliiiK will bo of stool construction , nbso-
ntcly lire proof , Brown stone , carved and
worked into fnntnstlo designs , will composes
the front wall nnd pressed brick will bo used
In the rear , Tlio llrst three stories will bo
for store purposes and the upper live stories
for oflleo purposes.
The Equitable company has not yet decided
upon a location for its Omaha oftlco building.
The Nebraska clothing company Is seeking
a location ou which to build u line clothing
TlckoU nt lowest rates nnd an porlor
accommodations via the grout Rode
Island route Ticket office , 1002 Six
teenth and Farimm streets Oinahu.
Albright's Choice , payments to bull.
Pullman tourist Bleeping cur excur
sions to Cullfornla nnd Paclllo count
points leave Chicago every Thursday ,
Kansas City every Friday via the Santa
Fa routo. Ticket ruto from Chicago
$17.50 , from Sioux City , Oinului , Lincoln
ot-KiuiHUs Olty $15 , Bleeping cat- rate
Irom Chicago $1 per double berth , from
Kniisns City $ , " , per double borth. Kvory-
tliing furnished oxcojit meals. Tlieso
excursions are personally conducted by
experienced excursion managers who
accompany purlieu to destination. For
excursion folder containing full partlcu-
Inrri and map folder and tlmo table of
Santa Fo route and roHorvIng of i
cur bertha , address H. M. Osfjood , _
oral ngont , K. L. I'alinor , freight and
passenger agent , A.T. it S. F. railroad ,
laOS Furnam btrcot , Oumhn , Nohruska.
Albright's Choice , 10 per coat cash ,
Through coaches Pullman palace
sleoporn , dining cars , free reclining chair
cars to Chicago and intorvoninj ; nolnta
via the grout ICock Island routo. Ticket
illco 100 , Sixteenth uud Furuaui.
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