Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 20, 1893, Part One, Page 7, Image 7
T1T13 OM/UU. / DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY.y AUGUST 20. ISHftr-SIXTEEN" TAPES. DOOM OF THE BOND SCHEMES General Condemnation of the Latest Invest ment Swindle. 'STATE OFFICIALS' . VIGOROUS OPINIONS Dlfigulied I.ottorlf > nnil Falun l-rctfinfim to lln Slum poll Out bjr the Iron Hoot on.ntr FiietK for Itond Promoter * nnd Their Victim * . Bond Investment companies tmvo not nt- iomptcd to rofutoor seriously dlBputo the allegations of Tun BBS regarding tholr character and methods , The managers hero nnd'clsowhcro assume a lofty air of injured Innocence , nnil while publicly professing In difference , privately they taint the air with sulphurous exclamations nnd lamentations. And tho.v have good reason for their condi tion. Tholr giuiio is up. State nnd federal authorities nro on tholr trail , determined to aquclch the bond scheme and punish the schemers. Ttio managers of bond companies assert that opposition to them is prompted by Joal- . . "Wo " "by ousy. nro antagonized , they say , Insurance companies and building and loan associations , bccauso wo have n bolter thing nnd are taking business from thorn. " This nssumptl&n Is ns transparent as tholr pretensions of honesty. Insurance companies nro hedged In with rigorous laws and are subject to ofllclal regulation and ex amlnntlon. The moment they Issue a policy they assume a risk In n given amount , pay able If the holder of the policy dies the next inomontr It requires an elastic Imagination to plnco bond companies on a piano with insurance suranco companies. Bond companies assume no risk whatever. They cater to cupidity , are subject to no legal restraints , and are at present wholly Irresponsible. Nor are they to bo compared In the same breath with legitimate building and loan iissoclatlons hero or elsewhere. Building ana loan asso ciations are recognized as a most effective incentive tu homo building. To that end state legislation safeguards them , eliminat ing tlio element of speculation as far as prac- tlcahlo , subjecting tliein to ofllcial supervi sion and invariably prohibiting robbery under the guise of forfeitures. Hpoclmnn Itrlclc. Ono of the bond concerns which indig nantly denies that it is a lottery Is located In Council Bluffs tlio Perpetual Maturity Bonding company. It announces with a I llourlsh that It Is Incorporated under the / laws of Iowa. The certificate amounts to * nothing as a guarantee. It Is simply a ro- cqlpt for tlio fees required under ordinary incorporation laws. A company may bo In corporated under the same law to build a railroad to tbo moon. Thu Perpetual announces that It has a snap and generously permits any person to como In on payment of $10. The monthly payment is SI.25. The 25 cents Is taken for expenses. Tlio balance , together with flnos , go into a trust fund , and when $1,000 has ac cumulated n bond Is paid. There Is to bo no investment of tlio fund , therefore the * only source of profit is that which comes -jSVu from the misfortune or diagust of the com pany's dupes. Failure to pay monthly dues within thirty dnys after becoming duo for feits all payments previously made. But hovv u'ro the bonds paid ? The Perpetual says the iirst ! ! 00 bonds will bo pnld In consecutive order. That will require an accumulation of ? 300.000 in blocks of $1,000. Sunposo the company has 1,000 continuous investors paying ? 1,000 : i month , or $12,000 a year. It would take the holder of bond BOO Just twenty-live years to i-ciicli a divvy. Meanwhile , the managers will have pocketed $75,000 In cold cash. After bond ! ! 00 is disposed of the company promises a little diversion for the victims , which It cheerily insists is not a lottery Hellenic. It will be noticed tbo multiple of three is strangely absent. This schedule shows the plan : T'AV. TIIBN. THEN. noi. , . . . - 304 30H . , 312 t 310 son. , 3-.il ) 324 3128 332 30r . . . . , 330 340 Hl'li.- ' ; 344 3-48 307. . . . 352 350 300 304 00 ! ) . . 308 372 310 370 380 811 } 384 3B8 392 3'JO nia 40O 404 014 408 412 Wlicru Do thn Mi8lng One * < 5o7 , "VVhat becomes of numbers 315. 817 , 318 , ! )1' ) ) , nnrt ascot-o of others omitted from this order , or all that may follow 413. the com pany loaves ttio world in the dark. Doubt less tlio company rualb.cs there Is no neces sity for elaooratlng the scheme , nnd the manner in which the press and the authori ties are going after like swindles justitlos tholr foresight. In this ns in all bond schemes the great reliance for gain Is on lapses. The statis tics jt insuninca companies nro quoted to ehovr that vast sums are | > osslblo under this method. This is ono of the alluromcnts held out to the gullible. "Stick to your pay ments , " tlio agent says to an investor , "and you will como out ahead. Per- vlstency is a winner. " Lot us suppose the advice Is strictly followed by nil holders of bonds. How long will it take the holder of say No. ; I15 , omitted from the lottery plan , to mature- his bond I If ho conies from a ifainily ot centenarians nnd possesses adequate grit and mind , tlo : bond will reach iho matured stage in eighty-three years and four months , provided his installments are ot apart for that purposo. For the ihadow.v chance of $1,000 at the end of that period ho will have paid ? l,2oO. This is ono of thu lapses that may bo safely counted on. Manifestly the promoters utter a truth when they prone-unco the scheme a snap for themselves. To quote nn Irishism. "If there ain't any lapses , we'll all lapsu. " But tills system of lapsu Is not only reprehen- ilblo ; it is robbery under a more genteel name. , lu support of.tho promised fortunes the Perpetual furnishes guarantees us shallow as Its prutcnses. It reports capital stock paid up 1,000. an amazing sum surely , nnd iiipplemcnls it with a guarded certificate Igiicdby reputable business men , setting forth thnt hitherto the president of the con- : rrn had borne a uood reputation , But the signers carefully avoid an endorsement ol Ills present business scheme. Wlmt .MiMuurl U Dome , Tlio notion of the federal authorities ii Denver In arresting the promoters of bent BiOiomes has practically squelched thu bust ness there. The ofllccs of several have beet closed and others are seeking morocongeiiia Quarters in out of the way placos. The authorities ot Missouri and Kansas huvc boon aroused tothemagnitudoof thoswlmlU and other states will soon Join in the worli of annihilation. Missouri Is accorded thu questionable honor of holng the parent of bond schemes Nine of i horn have been Incorporated in tin Atato. but as soon as tholr character bccauii Known a law was passed requiring them t < deposit with the state treasury 1100,000 ii cash ns u protection for Investors. But Dili provision Is not considered sufficient protect lieu , nor dyes It reach the root of tin pvil. In a recent published loiter Hon. A. A lx > siiour , secretary of atato , vigorously con ileinns bond companies and says they shouK not bo sanctioned by the stato. Corporatlot privileges am now denied to all bond com Jinnies , nml the secretary announces thai quo warrauto proceedings will bo Institutes l > y tlio attorney gqnur.il before the atato su primlo court In October for the purpose o ; luiullng the charters of those now in exist eni-o. 1'nroly Lottery , .Speaking of their character generally Bccrotary I < esueur says : "Kp person can hold that the lottery prln plple docs not underlie the manner of' doiiif business- vogue with these band Invest jnont companies. That they arc unsound considered from a scientific basis , la uuquos tloiuiblo. H ha * grown into an axiom Ii business circles thut wherovcr something i promised ( or nothing the promise covers i fraud , und yet thcso companies brazenly ad vertlso that for au oxpcndlturaof $23 or $3 nit luvestor may receive (1,000 , concoallui the fuel by irrelevant comparisons wltl mortuary and other insurunco tables thn lliu excess received by this person is paid b , Pther Investors lu tbu so-called bonds. "As u muuer of fuel , there U uothm which can honestly or fntrly tx > compared ns between the business tlono by thcso bond Investment companies rind that transacted by legitimate Ilfo Inmirancn companies. The former nro unscientific' , depend entirely upon n continuation of investors for the payment of proyloutly subscribcd-for bonds , without nny accumulative feature to enable all In vestors to bo icirltlnintaly paid , wheren * the very reverse Is true in regard to life Insur ance companion. In the bond Investment company the member who pays has no pro- tootion ; his money is taken to pay oft bonds of earlier numbers thnn his own , nnd ho must trust to chance only that persons will contlnuo to bo gullible nnd to purchase bonds in order to provide money to pay him. This Is purely n lottery nnd the moment that n lack of confidence In the companies arrives the whole thing goes to smash nnd the moro recent Investors lose tholr money. This has been the experience of other states whcro the experiment has been tried. Miimuclitucttn Sentiment. Secretary Ixiaueur quotes the following from reports made by lion. Ocoreo S. Mer rill to.tho . loglslnturo of Massachusetts In 181)1-03 ) , respectively : "It U doubtful , If , slnco the famous South Son bubble , such n gambling mania has seized ah Intelligent people as that devel oped In the spread of the nssoisment endow ment nnd its natural nnd lecitimnto off spring , thd bond investment Insnultv. * * * * * * Wo hold mass meetings In Boston at which the governor and our chief citizens nro present to condemn with warm words the Louisiana T ttory. From my experience in the insurance department the past eight months , 1 believe thnt the commonwealth of Massachusetts had better four years ngo have passed n statute legalizing the Loulsl- nna Lottery nnd authorizing' It to opena branch oftlco In the front corner of the Old SouUi jhurch , or hero under this dome , than to have unacted the statute that allowed this class of corporations to do buslnrsi , with the wreck nnd ruin which has already comn and which in a large measure U to follow , if this business goes 611 as at present. " lllnt from Kannm State officers of Kansas have issued a cir cular showing up the methods of bond com panies. The document Is to bo given the widest possible circulation and Is signed by U. S. Osborno , secretary of state ; John T. Little , attorney general , and U II. Snyder , superintendent of Insurance. It is headed : "Official Notice-Fraud 1 A Swindlel" and beirlns us follows : "As ofllccrs ot the state of Kansas It becomes - comes our duty to warn the people of n cer tain fraud and swindle which has sprung up within the last tlirco or four years to which thu proper attention ot our state legislature has not yet been called. Wo refer to tlio many so-called bond Investment companies , that Is , companies that issue and sell tholr own bonds , collecting u monthly payment from each purchaser until the bond Is said to mature , when the company promises to pay the face of the bond , which Is usually § 1,000. " Then follows some extracts from the pros pectus of one of the companies , showing its plan and holding out glittering inducements to Investors , closing ns follows : "Our former attorney general , Hon. John N. Ives , gave a written opinion strongly con demning thcso so-called bond investment companies , which opinion Is fully concurred iu by the present attorney general. The closing sentence of that opinion is as fol lows : ' "Until the legislature shall , by some ad ditional legislation , provide that such cor porations may bo formed iu the , state , nnd proving for the protection of the parties who may bo induced to Invest in their so-called bonds , I am clearly of the opinion that the business which they contemplate doing is Illegitimate and should not bo tolerated in the state , much less sanctioned by any of thu state officials. ' "Hereafter nil companies , ofllcers.or agents of bond Investment companies , whether home or foreign , found operating in the state of Kansas will be prosecuted for swindling. "In conclusion wo hereby ask the assist ance of all good citizens in stamping out this fraud and swindle by reporting to the secre tary of state the names of companies , offi cers or agents doing business within the limits of the state of Kansas. " NohniHkti Moving. The example of neighbor/ug / states will probably bo followed by the authorities of Nebraska . Tlio attention of tiio State Banking department lias been called to the bond schemes by State Bank Examiner Me- Grow In the following letter , filed a few days ngo : To THE IIOXOHAlli.E STATE BAXKINd 1UAUI ) . LINCOLN : Gentlemen My attention has been called to the fact that there nro a nuin- ' ber of so-called "bond investment compa nies" who are operating within the state. Ttio common plan of advertising adopted by the concerns is printed circulars distributed by mall and iti person , but some of them oven have the temerity to advertise in leading newspapers the location of their of fices. Several of these circular advertise ments hnvo been placed In my hands And are enclosed herewith. They contain a sense less conglomeration of life insurance and building and loan statistics intended to de ceive tlio unwary into the belief that they are making nn investment in an institution operated upon a similar plan , when , in fact , it is a lottery pure and simple , with the ex ception thut the managers name in advance who shall draw thu lucky number. They usually print n series of numbers which run something like tills : 1 then 4 then 10 ; 2 then 8 then ! ; ! ) then 12 then 48 , and so ou. But a glniieu nt the plan will show that whoever has been favored with bond No. 1 will recelvo * 500 or $1,000 , ns thu case mny be , as soon ns there have been aufllclent suckers induced to pay Into the treasury an amount of money-equal to the face of the boud. after deducting the sum retained by the managing officers for expenses , which is usually a very largo per cent of the amount contributed. Then , next , the person who holds No , 10 In tlio scries comes in for the payment of his bond us soon as enough victims have re- s ] > ondcd. In matter of fairness , the old-fashioned lotteries , divcn out of existence by stringent postal laws , were models nf honesty com pared with these disreputable concerns. In those it was at least presumed that after deducting all expenses of tlio promoters the balance was fulrly distributed by chance among Its victims , but those concerns do not even make a prutonso of this , but select themselves In advance who among tholr number shall bo permitted to receive the contributions ot tiio victimized. Bond No. 1 is usually held by Homo promi nent personage iu the vicinity where ho resides , who nt once rushes into a printed testimonial of the "high character" of the promoters of thu concern and that ho is "wall satisfied with his investment , " Some months ngo ono of these concerns had thu impudence to apply to this board fern n t-ortltlcuto of authority under the building and loan association act of ibOl to transact business in this state. The application was rejected without ceremony. But It seems thnt they are still carrying on the business within the state , nnd as they attempt to do- colvo the public by endeavoring to make peoplu.boliuvo that they are operating under the plan of building loan associations , I am of thu opinion that it is propur that thin de partment should make un investigation of thu matter. MUnurl'a Aclvcrno Action. The following forcible nnd truthful edi torial comment appeared in the August num ber of the American Investments : , "By the I action of tlio Missouri legislature , which requires i u deposit of $100,000 from bond investment companies , nearly ailol these dovlllsh deceiving institutions will be abut but from doing business in that state , But one , the uigautlu Guaranty Investment company of Nevada , will be entitled to do business. U is only a question of time when its sins will bo found out and its wicked licols turn heavenward.Vo hang oiir heads for shutno tor the want of the commonest sort of judgment displayed by the suckers that Invest in this concern. The tricks put up to ontrnp the people who deslro to got rlcl ; on the imlo-a-mlnuto system nro worthy of a better cause. It Is disgraceful , too , that for au early maturing bond of a thousand 01 so dollars , oven some reputable men will not hcsltato to endorse publicly the fraud. Mas suohusotts has stumped them out entirely aud it is to bo commended for its good work , Missouri has douo well but should do butter , Colorado and other states can servo theii citizens no hotter than by pounding the lift out ot the fraudulent concerns. Wo boldl.v advise no investments iu tlieso numerical bond InvcstmcntcompanUs. " From the above U will bo seen that vlg orous stops have been taken by other states to drive thcso concerns out of existence. It is evident Jha.t the officers of some ol thcso Institutions are tu fear of prosocutlot by th po Ul authorities from the fact thai the following appear * In largo typo and red Ink upon the circulars they havft Issued : , "How to send monby. Send only bank drafts , express money orders 'Of1 ' cash by express. Money sent In any other way will bo returned. " I would respectfully recommend that the attorney general bo requested to advlso the county attorneys In the several counties where these companies are operating to enforce the taw rotating to lottery- schemes In Its utmost rigor and that the attention nf the postal authorities bo called to.tho fact that the malls are being used .for fraudulent purposes , to the end that alt institutions of this character can bo driven out of the stato. Kospcctfully submitted , O. Ki McGiiKW. State Bank Examiner. The Nebraska law relating to lotteries ( section fi,820 , statutes of IS'Jl ) provides that "If any person shall open , sot on foot , carry on , promote , make , or draw ; publicly or privately , any lottery , or scheme of chance , of any kind or description , by what ever name , style or tltlo the same may bo de nominated or known , " Is liable to a line not exceeding ? 500. The Hood anil thn Unit. OMAHA , Aug. 10. To the Editor of THE BKH : In regard to the recent criticisms and strictures of the press ou bond companies , wo have this to say ; that wo make no de fense , nor have wo any dcslro to defend irresponsible and unlawful concerns that Issue bonds to the credulous and unwary , any moro than wo have to defend so-called insurance companies and building and loan ssoclattons , that llko mushrooms have rown up In a night , wo leave the merits of ach of these institutions to the Judgment of discriminating public. It Is the business f ourcompany topresontouf system of doing uslncss to the public In a business way and o glvo them all wo promise. Wo are legally ncorporatod under Iho laws of this state , iavo not been Interfered with by anybody , nd have no fears of being disturbed by Ithor the state or federal authorities , 'ho abuse recently heaped upon bond com- iatiles , emanates from persons whoso love or the dear people Is not so great ns their oar of formidable rivals , with whom they ro unable too compete. A failure of argu ment too frequently results In abuse , but it icvcr convinces anyone. Wo nro willing , at .11 . times , to compare our methods or our ystoin with any of our rivals. Thcro are , unfortunately , In every com munity some persons who are constitutional icgatlves. They seem to deem it their duty o oppose every now theory advanced , and jvery public mcasuro proposed. They nro clogs In the wheels of irogrcss. hindrances to the development anil .dvanco . of now principles and enterprise , 'o decry everything that docs not omonato rom themselves or belong to tholr narrow range of thought , seems to bo the principal jbjectof their oxistenco.- That such com- nand attention is fortunately no evidence f their merit. That a thing is now is no reason why It ticks merit. Such is the rule of the unreas- ning. All the Institutions around us were aiico now and untried. Yet lapse of tlmo las proved them founded in wisdom. Life nsuranco was once not only now , but was denounced lu strongest term's , and pro- lounccd sacrilegious nnd wicked. It was charged with being an Incentlvu to con spiracy , fraud nnd murder ; It was denounced > y the press nnd preached against from the > ulplt. Yet it survived , aud ttio nations of , oday rise to call its workings blessed. Mil- ions tiavo reaped Its benefits , nnd millions yet unborn will spring to life und Joy to sound Its praise. Building associations which dot the broad and with their thousands of organizations , aud tens of thousands of upbuiltjiomos. had their birth m newness. Their history iroves tholr worth and calls for trumpet sounds of praise wherever honest industry strives for sturdy gain , Jio intelligent per son of today even attempts to .dispute the 'acts that a review of the history , of these , wo great financial enterprises -develops. For nearly every city , town and village in the broad land have within tholr borders evidence of the bonuflccnco of ono or tbo other of thcso two systems , , to which they [ xjint with pride and satisfaction. If the Investigation shall prove that there Is within our borders a hotter than they , lot us not forgot that this is the age of .progress and practical materialism , und thattOi , im- [ irovo upo'ii the .old is not to rob it of the honor it has won , nor to decry the good of its particular sphere. And. lot. us , nor , forget that the humbugs that have arisen In these institutions do not argue against the system on which they are founded. E. P. , EvAN9. . Secretary People's Investment Co. Louvoninurk dives today atCourtland , 3:30 : und 7:45. : At 3:30 : ho giveshis'first " and only fancy und trick"swimming. . POLICE PAKAGBAtHB. I'eoplo Whose Nuiuos Adurtioci the nt the Station. . Two vagrants , Moore and Hlll ( havebecn sentenced to thirty days on the streets by the police judpe. Sentence was suspended upon tholr promise to leave town at once. Complaint has reached Chief Seavoy from C , B. Blackburn , 105 ! ! Park avcnuo , that a gantr of boys congregate around that corner , uud that ho wants them dispersed by tl.o police. Chief of Police Spoors of Kansas City shipped the Kouutzo Memorial silver service to Theodore Olosen. The property , which was stolen a couple of weeks ago from the church , was found in the weeds in the suburbs of Kansas City. Chief Soavey is in receipt of n telegram froai Syracuse , N. Y. , which says tnat Charles Wilson has been positively identified as the murderer of Detective Harvey und thanKing the chief for valuable Information regarding the career of Wilson. The Chicago police want the Omaha ofll- eluhi to look out for nnd nrrost George Stone , who is wanted for the murder of llobert Nelson , nud Frank Graham , who killed a 17- year-old boy named Hyan. Both crimes wore committed about the 1st of the month. Chief Kaln of the Saglnaw , Mich. , police force has written Chief Seavoy for an opinion regarding the efficiency of thu 11 ro and police signal system here , saying that the Saglpawdepartment is going to put such a system In service and that they want to buy tbu best. The system used hero is known as the Chicago signal box system and is probably the best thut can bo bought. August J. Ulrlch Is a man the police would llko to find. Ho is wanted for obtaining SSM worth of goods , a bicycle and a buggy Ironi Parlin , Orendorf & Co. of Poorlu under false pretenses. Ho represented to the firm that ho was a partner in thu firm of J. I. Ulricli & Son of Elm Creek. Nob. The goods wore shipped , after which it was found that the representations of Ulrlch were false. The police Judge hud his fighting clothes on yesterday morning , ana ho gave some of the old chronics a good lesson. Wilson and Queul , vagrants and gamblers , were given a sixty-days suspended sentence. "If you are not out of town by 4 o'clock this afternoon , " said the judge , "I will compel you to servo out your full sentence. The "gams" were glad to got n\vuy and struck right out for the Iowa sldo of the river , Moso Sllverstlcn Is a peddler and lives on Jackson street between Ninth nnd Tenth streets. Hols jealous of his wife and par ticularly so of a boarder named Tally , Yes terday noon the peddler wont homo und beat his wife unmercifully , alleging that she had been unduly intimate with the boarder. The police wore notified and Dr. Soniers was sent for to dress the woman's bruUos , which fortunately wore not serious , Sllyerstolu was arrested tor disturbing the peace. "Sleepy" Hewitt was up 'again ycst'or'anv morning for disturbing the peace. ' ' He wu's backed by William Carson , Frank Brown and William Brewer , The quartet was drinking bcor * down on thn' ' bottom * near Fifteenth and Burdette 'streets' yesturda'v afternoon and got Into a tight. Carson hit "Sleepy" with a board end then \vhon called on in pollco court" tried , tq explain ' that U was all n joko. "Yes' , U was h 1 of u Joke , wasn't it , to hit mo over llio" head with a boardt" remarked Hewitt 'Contemp tuously , "Sleepy" and Carson \ypro given twenty days in the county jail , th'o firs.t and lust two on bread and water. Tho'other lads will have to pay 112,50 uploco btjfo.ro they regain tholr liberty. JlulUlliiff Permit * . The following permits to build were Issued yesterday ; H.Jacobs , 1204 Karuatu , recoifitruc- ' tlon of store and fiat. . , , , . . . . I O.OOO Three minor penults.,4 , , . . . , , . , , . . . . g&o Four permlu , aggregating. . . , . , , . * ! 6,25G Thu Blckotts , 4 and 8 , Courtland beaoh , MEDALS FOR JILITAUY MEN Presentation of Prizjs.to Winnen at the BalloTtio Kifta Range , MERIT OF AN INDIAIJJJJOLDIER REWARDED Some Splendid Sli t Ui\vnlry Competition I'rollcloncjr with ttllln nnil Itovotver Society l'ftopN > i Attcmlo < l the jVITiUr In I.nrcn Number * . Along with the btnro of social trumpets And the boat of social drums the citizenry nud soldiery of Omaha nnd the Department of the Plattu gathered on the parade ground nt Bclloruo rlllo range yesterday to witness the revolver practice and presentation of medals to the cavalrymen who had distin guished themselves in their departmental shoot. Bollovuc , in its garb of grcon , never looked more , Inviting than yesterday , after the rain of the uiornln ? . The river nt the foot of the high bluffs looked llko n broad band of silver running away to the horizon , hero and there flecked with narrow bars of sand , making the water more lllto the metal which is so loved , und withal , despised' by sections of mankind. There is n ulcturcsquenesn about the range which lifts ono above the dull commonplace and makes ono long that such pastoral love liness might bo given OVIT to the sweot. com- inuiier of nature rather thnn to gaze upon the relentless possibilities of war that go on thcro yearly. The face of the country round about Bellevue Is full of expression undulating hills , long sweeps of valley , with a follngo thaMius an airy grace , n aplrltuello look , und an atmosphere that Is full of sun- shluo. Thcso bouutlos In which nature has been the great artist wore enhanced yester day by the fiower of Omaha , who In grace ful summer colors completed au ensemble i > orfcct In uvory part. The Burlington yesterday ran n special rain to the rltlo range , leaving at 1 o'clock , ivlth live coaches comfortably filled with many of Omaha's loading citizens , who at- euded , to give Interest to the occasion. tlnlsli at Cnvjilry Compatltlon. The guests of the camp wore permitted to co the finish of the cavalry competition , the oldlers firing at the silhouettes , which were .placed at 25 , 'M , 15 , 10 nnd C yards , thu marksmen shooting in squads of lUtceii. To ho great majority of the guests It was n novel nnd interesting sight , the horsemen iUggcstlng In their movements somewhat ho rough riders seen near Midway plai- ianco , but usually showing on the dark fig ure of the horse nnd rider that they had thoirgood oyo" with them. After the mounted firings , live shots to the Ight nnd the same number to the left , the .unuio grounds assumed nu animated nppear- inco , waiting for thu presentation of the medals. Thu band defiled from the band stand , and nking position at the ticad of the campus' played an enlivening quickstep , while the iquad of "thirty men took position in front of ttio > $ ? cncral command- ng , John H. BrooliU , > ' Colonel Bonham , nspcctorof small 'arms' ' practice , and thee o Ulcers of ttio Department of the Pliitlo , who in full uniform gaViP brilliancy to the slowly descending nftdl'fioon sun. Lieutenant Prlnco. itUjutant of the camp then road the following'order : ' HEADQUAUTKHS DKI-AIIT/JKNT or TUB PLATTE , OMAHA , Nob. , AUK. 19 , I'fl03. Oonornl Ordois , No. 14. At the llftb nnnnul cavalry compe tition for the loiirtifliiits | ; | of the Eust , the PI lit to nnd CullfornIaulU | ) at Hultoviio rlllo range August 14 to I0.ipidor , tiemiral order No. 48 , currqnt series. ' ! ioiul < iuirtors : of thu army , and gunural ordu ? Jio. 0'Juno 'JO , 189'J , Department of the I'latto , the following solue lions \Voro nlade and anf beiohv announced : Ilnvolvi > ? "Tt.iin. t J V \ > , \\n\ 6 i ilp is ss . f ' K -r-CO-- ' .OJ . flRt " 1 I. - . ' OVl fi : . I SpjtOS -14C.UOCit3UI3t-lf- | -I ii X M Cl lt . .1 O l J9 * W W Ii JO IUOD tTtt ti tlWCiSSC3 l I r ! ° ! sr1r' ? ' . ; = .0.Mr \ , uoa.tod UDDK < r. is u c.i x i01 ei w a c-.uja I jMl J3PJQ | im The following named enlisted men being tno five highest participants In tlio cavalry com petition for tlio departments or the Kust , the I'latto and Uiillfornln for 1803. u < I"K the cur- blno , art * In iiccurdnnuo with paragraph 7 , general orders No. 143 , headquarters ot the army , surlos 18'JO , sulootod as competitors for plncojt on tlio army curblno toiini , ordered to itttsomulo at Kort Bliorldnn , 111. , Soptumbur 11 , by paragraph 2. geiiurnl jmloM , etc. : E. O. I'orkhiM , J. P. Joyce , M. I. Davis , L. M. Fuller nnd U. J. Hnssun. wlillo thu following clls- tlusuUliuci marksmen wore selected to repre sent the department at tlio competition of district nmrksmen BoDtembor 11 : J , l'\ Jackson - son and J. Uarrard. of nu Indian Soldier. The fourth paragraph" caused 'considerable interest , referring as 'It'dld , to Sergeant Fust Dog of tho'Slxth cavalry , who through some mlsuudorstnndlng'wns sent to repre sent his troop in the trl-dopartmont cavalry compototlon , Though barred , General Brooke allowed him to enter the school with the astonishing result that ho stood No. Ula out of a list of ! J7' competitors with the carbine and second yesterday with the revolver , a very renmrkablo record , which goes largely to disprove the present theory of the War department that the Indian will not inako a good soU116r. After the reading of the orders General Brooke took position lt\-lront of his supportIng - Ing officers and addressed himsolt to the soldiers drawn up at a" present arms. Ho spoke of ths esprit" " do corps nnd remarked - marked that In no otlioH array in the world could whites , colored utid'lndluns bo found competing for niodals < uip.n ) the same grounds of absolute equality. A J p aUludod enpassant to the animating spirit of. the spldler and how these lessons in 'tiiira of peace might como useful In tune of war , which said the general : "I hope wllJuWpvdr dawn upon this' fair land .ugmf ) . " There was a patriotic sentiment fmtwahout the short address , his allusion tcrtho graying hairs of the men about him who ; represented the spirit of the army bafrtir particulary grace ful. Then as cacti mjin' ? name was called he came forward , wmlV ( General Brooke pinned the medal upon1 ndx breast , The officers of the cfnp had clubbed to- gather to purchase GUrffeant Fast Dog a modal and when General . 'Brooke presented the unexpected trophVrAb tbo statucgquo aborigine ho said : "WnilUyou do not apeak our language 1 am told ypti understand it. I want you to wear ibis-modal as a symbol of what the Indian can db under proper sur roundings. Lot it bo a talisman of priceless value because you have won It against white and colored alike. I deeply regret that you could , not have boon per mitted to wear a modal made by the nation , but nevertheless It will -stand for 'much to you lu the years to come. " And the ap- plauio that went up profoundly touched the handsome specimen of his race. KuUrtulued by the Oniccri. After the presentation ( ho guests were en tertained in the various' tents , where good drinkables and euUblos'wcro to be had. At 0 o'clock the guests' returned to Omaha by special train. Of the military present there were : Gen eral Brooke and his aides , Lieutenants Quay and Dean ; Genera ) Dandy , Colonel nel Bunham. Captain. Women. Captain Crowder , Major dishing , Major Worth , Cap tain JUUer , Captain IClnzle , Captain War Ing , Captain Wohttnr. Among the other Rileis were Mrs. Brooke , Mn . Worth , Mrs. Humphrey , Mrs. Moxln , Mr. nnd Mrs. Itlall , Cnptnln nnd Mrs. Broatch , Mr.-nnd Mrs. J , N. Hi Patrlckf Mr , nnil Mrs. Cowln , Mrs. John It. Webster , Miss Steams , Mrs. irubbnrd , Miss Moxln , Misses Gotrlo Kount/o , Utindy , Webster , D.vuly , I/MKjhton of Washington , M. Woolworth - worth , Emily Wnkoloy , Krltzn Barnard , MclCenni , Yntos , Florence Yntes , Jentio Yatfcs , Anna Mlllard , Helen Mlllard , ICdua Cqwln , Mao Burnes , Helen Smith , Coo , nurtoW , TS'olllo Moore , Klnzlo , Worth , War ing and o Messrs. Al Patrick. II , J. Davis , Herbert and Will Rogers , Clan : Hcdlck , Art Gulou , Ed Fnlrlleld , Will : .nd Guy Donno ; * 'Niil llall , Hornrnn and Luther Kountzo. George Mercer , Karl Gannett , Hug , Victor White , Martin Johnson and Charlis s Wilson. _ Louvgnnuvrk dlvoa today ntCourUntnl , .1)0 : : ) And 7-ti : > . At 3:30 : ho gives his llrst nnd only ftuicy nnd trick swimming. MUTUAL'MISTAKE. . Lively Ktpcrlonca ot 11. 1. . Kntcliutn nnd Several Other * nu I'rliliiy Night. K. L. Kotchuni , n BEK reporter , was sud denly called to Blair about 11 o'clock Friday night. As no trains were running nt thnt hour , Mr. Kotctium hired a horse and buggy at Stcphonsoii's livery stable. Accompanied by a driver named Hanson , ho nt once started on his journey over the dark and lonely road. About a mlle beyond Fort Omaha ICctchuin and the driver met four men , whom they , at that tlmo and under the circumstances , re garded ns highwaymen. Subsequent devel opments prove thnt the supposed highway men were bicyclists on a nun bio at a rather late hour. Prompted by circumstances , mentioned elsewhere , Kotchuni fired nt the men , nnd the latter , not exactly understanding matters - tors clearly , resumed their Journey to Omaha on their wheels with a mistaken idna of the Identity of tbo occupants of the buggy. No body was hurt. It was ovldontly a mutual mistake. Mr. Kotchuni proceeded to his destination and the bicyclists reached the city.Tlio Tlio affair was telephoned to the city Fri day night and the supposition , at that tlmo , was that Kotchum had experienced a brush with road agents. Speaking of the matterycstordayKotchum said : "Wo were driving alonn at a fair gait when a man suddenly came out of the high woe&s which borders both sides of the road nnd blow a whistle. Three other men then jumped out und , ns it looked to mo , two of them started for tbo heads of the horses. There were two men on each sldo of the buggy , and thinking they were going to nt- tcmpt to hold its up , I pulled my revolver. Before I could fire three of the men ran back Into the weeds. Ouo of them stood his ground nnd I shot twice nt him over the driver's shoulders. The horses plunged nnd then ran away , for at least half a mlle of road was covered before wo could got the animals under control. 1 met the superin tendent of the water works company , and ns I still had a long trip before me , hu loaned mo another revolver and said that the place whcro wo had tlio 'experience' was a dan- geroug locality and that ho always goes armed when ho has to travel that rord at night. "I was not frightened but was in n great hurry. When the men attempted to stop us , as I thought , I concluded that it was time to take prompt notion nnd did so. ' 1 thought some of that crowd fired at us. I fired , twice. The superintendent of the water works telephoned the affair to the police at my"rcqucst and I went on to Blair whore T was urgently called. "None of'theso men hud bicycles In sight and they certainly made a very foolish break in monkeying the way they did at that hour of the ulght. Mr. Hanson , who drove the rig , corrobo rates Mr. Ketchnm's story in all particulars and is quite , sure that several shots were fired by some ono of the men on the road. Mr. Rhodes , a clerk at Union Pacific head quarters , -said that ho was ono of the men who was shot nt and that ho had a- narrow escape from the flying bullets. .Ho said that ho ana three friends maUo a trip to Caihoun nnd were re- turiilng'homo.on bicycles. Tho.v met a buggy With twomen in K , and ho claims that one of tlio men fired live shots at them. They supjrosed that the men m the buggy were grave robbers. Ho professed great indiena- tion over th'o affair and is alleged to iiavo threatened to have Mr. Kotchuni arrested. SILVERITES WILL MEET. Call igsuud Tor n Musi Meeting nt Jcfl'ersou Square. The committee of arrangements for the silver mass meeting to bo hold at'Jefferson square Thursday night , August 24 , have pre pared the following program. Mayor' Bomls will presids. The following will bo the vlco presidents : General O. H. Frederick. Dr. J. R. Colliding , [ lorn W. J. Council , Hon. George W. Ames , W. F. Gurloy , ox-Governor Alvin Saunders , John Hush , J. B. Schupp , J. B. Kitchen , Judge .1. J. Points , Judge D. D. Gregory , D. Clem Deaver , William J. WeLshans , Frank Barrett , E. D. Moadimbor , William N. Whit ney , Joseph P. Fronzer , Judge George W. Uoane , William Gentleman , all of Omaha ; Judge J. M. Fowler of South Omaha , Judge J. II. Broadyof Lincoln , Hon. Georifo Abbo'tt of Falls City , Dr. J. N. Abbott of Fremont , lion , C. J. Bowlby of Crete , ex-Senator Pad dock of Beatrice , Daniel Freeman of Beatrice - trice , Captain H. B. McGaw of Hastings , I , . Ii. Fletcher of Blair. Hon. C. Sherman of Plattsmoutu. The following gentlemen will address tbo gathering : Mayor George P. Bctnis , Judge Joseph Ong of Geneva , Paul Vandervort , Ed P. Smith , Joseph W. Edgerton. Colonel C. S. Chase , IsaacS. . Hascall and V. O. Strlcklor. Invitations to speak at this mooting have been sen I to ox-Congressman Walt U. Uut- ler of Iowa , Hon. Thomas M. Patterson nf Denver and Governor , Lowollltig of Kansas. The meeting will bo called to order promptly at 8 p. m. Tbo speaking will bo from the south sldo of the square and the speeches will bo limited to llftccn-cilnuto talks. Everybody Is cordially Invitoo. to attend. Experiments at Hartford , Conn. Almost an Accident. HAHTFOHD , Conn. , Aug. 19 , The first ex periment In rain making In Now England was tried at Bloomllold this morning , when several half-pound dynamite cartridges were sent up attached to fire balloons. After several balloons Jmd been successfully sent up und exploded as preliminary tests , orders were given to the exports to send up the re mainder of the fifty balloons and cartridges as quickly In succession us possible. The next balloon was prepared and released. It rose a dozen feet when it was caught in a current of air and sagged , The paper near the base took fire und in a moment tbo bal loon began to descend while thu ( lames begun to envelop It from bottom to top. The mass of lira with the dynamlto cartridge dangling from it created u panic and scattered the crowd In all directions. The long fuse kept eating its way toward the bomb and it would bo at least four minutes before the cartridge- would bo touchod.off In thoregular way , hut there was damrer that the fire from thu bal loon would ignlto the fuse clos'o to the cartridge. Mr. Stephens , aud Mr. Cuappcl , the exports in cliarce of the experiment , kept tho.ir wits about them and , as soon as the fuse could bo reached , tore the cartridge from thu flames aud the balloon sunk to the ground u crumbled masa. It was decided that It would 'bo * too risky to have a repeti tion of the accident with people standing around In danger and the experiments were cut short. No rain has fallen , but It is ex pected tbo results of the experiment will bo muda mnaltan within tvrouty-four hours. Held n Secret Huiilon. The committee on men aud discipline from the flro and pollco commissioners hold a mooting In'Commissioner Harttnaun'a office yesterday atternoon. , Conuuissloucr .Smith was not present. Tho.y considered the evidence m Officer Burrows - rows case , and will report at tbo regular meeting of the commission on Monday night , when it Is expected that the "weeding" out of the iorl-e'of Incompetent men- will take placo. Suipeuilon of u Havana Hank , HAVANA , Aug. 19 , The Bank of Commerce of tbl * city U s suspended. HAPPY IN A HAUNTED HOUSE Aflor Looking in Vain for a Desirable Mod ern Ootlago at Reasonable- Rent , TALE OF WOE OF A YOUNG MARRIED MAN Omiilm Iln lnw Kmpty Hound with All Modt-rn Cotivi'iilriico * High HontK Where Such Ar I'liiinil tilmnco for iliiillcluui Investment F Cnpltnli "Ixivo laughs nt locksmiths , lays tlio shop- herd's crook hosula the sce | > ter anil all that , but when it comes to looking for nn unfur nished homo to rant , with nil modern con- venlcnces , nt ! 0 per month , In Onwhn then comes ttio crucial test of devotion between husband nnd wile. Oil I its such u bed of IOSQS. " The speaker turned to a Bns rouortor nnd gave utterance to thcso pessimistic views , with hitiiiK sarcasm , that ovldontly hail n full , well developed sot of tooth. Ho was n young man whoso face Is n familiar picture In the ( looting panorama of Immunity dally witnessed on the streets of Omaha , While- young In years ho bore evidence of the cares of married life. Father Time's lingers had ehalkou Ills luitr with slender streaks of white. These stiver threads u-oro scattered ntnong the auburn lit profusion for one so young. Only u few years ago this young man walked down tt church alslo with a majcslto , bridegroom-elect stride , accompanied by ouo of Omaha's fairest widows. As ho stood beneath : i Moral horseshoe on that occasion nnd placed a plain gold ring upon tuu bride's linger , his picture of the world was a beautiful Florentine study framed in sections of nn Iridescent rainbow of romance. That picture of the past Is now supplanted by n plain , rough "etching" " ' of tno present , lined In n prosaic frame of reality. Why Ho In 8i l and Woary. ' 'Marriage is not n failure In my case , you understand , " continued the speaker , as ho pulled vigorously nt a perfecto nnd sought to explain his sentiments more explicitly. "So farasdomesllo happiness ia concerned it exists to a very largo extent lu the house hold of which I am the head or rather the occasional head , because my wife takes a periodical notion tu wear the trousers , you know , and run things. Of course wo love one another. There is a beautiful motto of 'Homo , Sweet Homo' in the parlor , and 1 al low her llrst husband's full , life sized crayon to adorn the wall of the dining room. Wo have a sweet ray of sunshine in the way of a cute little , golden-haired child. Wo patiently boar the burdens of calls from the plumber iho yell of the Ice man is sweet music answering the door boll nnd holding 11 reception for peddlers is n pleas ure putting up stove pipes is redolent with entrancing joys chasing the neighbors' chickens out of the llowor beds Is a pastime fraught with enjoyment but when It comes to looking for n Iiouso to rent that will meet tno mutual approval of my wife nnd self , then comes the red tire nnd slow curtain on the stage of harmony. Doinuiul Kxcnuda the Supply. 'You see , I work on a salary , like thou sands of other men. I am neither prince nor pauper. This Is an ago of progress , and in such au ago a man wants thu best for the least ho can get It a sort of live and lot-llvo policy. Naturally , a man whoso homo is his fortune , wants to live in a house with nil modern conveniences ; such as bath , furnace , fias or electric light , city and cistern water , good collar , yard for the children and at luast one shade trou to pit beneath on u hot day and drink a glass of lemonade or put up n swing for the baby. Now , all men working on salaries have not the money to spare to buy a . homo of their own. Besides , a man on a salary docs not enjoy a life lease on his position and may pot the errand run at any minute. So , an investment in n homo is not always looked upon with favor by such .a man. Con sequently ho pays rent. "It Is a fact , and I speak from o.xucrienco , that while Omaha lias many largo basement houses with modern conveniences , for rent , there is nn appalling scarcity of modern six , seven and eight-room houses at such prices as $25 , $30 and $35 per mouth such rent as n salaried man in a gooa position would bo glad to pay and pay promptly. Detached houses of this class are scarcely vacated ore they nro gobbled by eager house seekers. It Is n splendid opportunity for homo capital ists to avail themselves of. Clmslnc ; a Italnbow < "It is this scarcity of desirable houses that ausos a man and wife seeking n house to rent to tramp the city over and contract several spasms of disappointment , jaw each athor with frenzy nnd gnaw at the heart strings of devotion. I moved n few months ago. After wearing out considerable shoo leather and nn immense amount of patience , I finally found a houso. They said it was haunted , nnd that is why it was vacant so long. Notwithstanding the fact that the house was pictured to mo by trembling neighbors , tia a rendezvous for hobgoblins and weird incantations. I looked the place over. I found all modern con veniences , including a place in the concrete ; ellar to keep beer cool over Sunday , nnd so , n a paroxysm of delight , 1 took it. I'refurH CilinatH to Nljjlitmure. "Tho fear of ghosts Is nothing compared with the uightmaro I formerly suffered , when I would return homo nights nf tor vainly look ing all day for a modern houso. One night I dreamt I hud found a beautiful eight-room cottage , with bath. gas , cellar , etc. , within walking distance of the Now York Life building lovely shade trees , lurgo yuid- rent $30 to n , good tennnl , etc. I awoke to llnd it but a iiiuam , and in a few moments more , Morpheus had lulled mo back to sloop and put a horrible night mare In the shape of u row of Hats and a basement house , on my stomach. I screamed out in terror , as I struggled beneath the weight , nnd awoke just in time to hear my wife saying , in her sleep , -I'shawj there isn't any bath room in the house. ' ' The result of my experiences in chuslntf after rcutnl agencies nud staring nt big bright cards of 'for Kent' on the sides of liouses , Is only one of many cases in Omaha. It develops the fact that Omaha hns few vacant modern houses , with the possible ex ception of basement liouses nnd Hats. AVoinen as n rule do not lllto to live in a base ment houso. There nro too many stali-n to clliiib. Men , too , oapeclully when they come homo with an imi > 09lug 'jag1 on , would prefer a less number of stops to surmount in reaching their bedrooms. Pnysicinns will agree that it is better for a woman's health not to wear herself out running up and down Hiivoral flights of atalrs n dozen times u day. Heuco the demand for cottages. U Lucking. "In searching for a modern iiouso , n per son , even one easily suited , invariably en counters some objection , where there is n bath , cellar und luwn , there frequently is no gas , and , during warm weather , gas atoves are looked upon with favor by queens of the household. Again , so mo houses have nil conveniences except u furnaco. or they are short on yard , good location , or something. Where you do Hud a house , complete m all Its appoint- mnnts , the real estate agent smiles sweetly orer his cinch and taxes you MO or $5U for the privilege of breathing behind the feur walls of that section of domestic paradise for one month. A man Is more easily nutted than a woman ut > a rule , nnd there is where Cupid's mouth is drawn into the shupo of an Inverted crescent und pi-cat big teurs of trouble roll down the dimpled cheeks of that god of love , when husband nnd wife quarrel over the eclection of u routed houso. 1 'Itomoo nnd Juliet' Is a pretty , rose tinted romance , 'Paul and Virginia1 Is u picture from the album of devotion that la sweet to look upon , ana 'Mary and John' Is a whistling success , but none of those heroes and hero ines over lived In Omaha and had to chaao around after au unoccupied modern cottage. otherwise they would bo'ahattorod Idoli of fiction. " Kplioopul I'arochUl Kolinu ) . The priests of the Associate Mission have decided to open a parochial school In their clergy Iiouso , 1120 North Twenty-seventh street , on September 13. The subjects to bo taught rrill bo those of a first class grammar school , with the addition of definite re ligious Instruction. The sessions of the school fcrt Vo b short , from 8:45 : a. 10. to 1:1.1 : n. m. The priests of the Aftioclato Muslim are university nion nnd oxporlmiccd t each or * . Thorn will nUo bo n lady teacher trotn Now York. A nominal fiHiofWn term will bo Ihitrgrd. further particulars a to subjects , etc. . mny bo oh- taints ! from Hov , Irvlnn Johnson , 1420 North Twcnty-sovrnth street , Omaha. St. Andrew's Kpiscopal Mission , -which has been removed from Nicholas nud 1'Virty- second to Charles and l-'orty-llrat , will reopen - open for services this Sunday , The church has been closed for some tltno , undergoing repairs Incidental to removal , but the work Is so nearly completed as to enable the con- gregatlon to have service. o Bnlloon , a nnd 7iO : ; , Courtlnnd bcuuh. NUISANCE LOTS. Ilonrd of Public Work * Will Nut ( Irndo the Comlciitnnil t'rnprrtlix , The nuls.tnco lot question has boon tnkon hold of by the Hoard of Public Works In earnest , nnd ns a result over ! li)0 ) of the con demned lots will not bo graded until n per sonal Inspection by Chairman Wmsponr nnd City ISnginoer Hosowntor Is made. This Is the carrying out of the plan mapped out by the council and board nud printed in THE Uni ; two weeks ago. In the past the declnriiifr of nuisances of lots was Tory promiscuous nnd were acted upon by the council nr.d condemned without any regard as to wliQthor there was merit In the case or not. As a result of this proceeding the city onoday last winter found that It had under contract nearly 400 of these lots. Somu ono objected to his lot being filled nnd this led to an Investigation , which resulted In City Attorney Council giving U ns his opinion that the proceedings had been irregular and that in Iho future the utmost care and caution should bo ob served In declaring a. lot u nuisance. Thu attorney said that before a lot could bo de clared a nutsanco thcro must exist stagnant wnlcron tlic.s'uno or thcro must bo good and sufficient proof that there Is danger of stag nant water existing , and that whnru lots were to bo brought to grade the bank of earth must bo dangerous to llfu and limb upon thu street or alloy thu same abuts upon As soon as this opinion was rendered the board stopped the contractors who wore ac tively engaged In filling or bringing togr.ulo the lots that had been declared nuisances. Since that time work of this nature has been nt a standstill. Under the provisions of the now charter , before the council can pass nn ordinance declaring n lot to bo n numnco the chairman of the Hoard of 1'ubllo Works and the city engineer must make a personal Inspection and certify that the lot Is n nul- sanco as It exists. With these facts staring them in the fuco the uouni'ilmim concluded llm , new stops wore ncccssarv. Thocommitteoon Judiciary recommended , in accordance with iho opinion of Chairman Winspoar , that now proceed ings should be institute.1. . This will bo done and thu contractor * who had the lots in question under contract have ttlgnod ; i release of their contracts , freeing the city from all obligations and liability. With the field now clear Chairman Win- spear and City Engineer Uosowater will Im mediately make a personal inspection of the lots , and they hope to have their report ready within ten days. New ordinances will bo prepared repealing the former ones and declaring such lots as they find the conditions to warrant to bo nuisances. Those will immediately go before the coun cil , nnd it is expected that within the next six weeks several contracts will be awarded and employment given to n large number of men on this class of work. Wonilnini Will IMrnlc. Tno Woodmen of the World have a plan on foot by which they hope to replenish the coffers of the Creche nnd the Woman's Christian Association and nt the sumo time furnish several thousand pooploan enjoyable evening next Saturday , August 20 , at Court- land beach. The beach management has donated the gate receipts to the Woodmen and every vis itor who purchases a ticket to the picnic to bo clven by the Woodmen will bo nddimr his mltb to the treasury of these deserving charitable institutions. There will be no expense attached to the event. The Wood men are donating their services and have ar ranged n program of attractions that will bo very ontortaiiilii ? . There will bo an address by General Covrin and a musical program in addition to the balloon ascension , llroxvorks and other regular ana special features pro vided by the beach management. There are over 1,001)Yboilinoa ) of the World in Omaha nnd every ono of thorn is a committee to sell tickets for the enter tainment. AMU BOYD'S THEATRE Friday and Saturday , August 26 and 26. SoofiI .Vnf/m > o Sill llrcluy. THE SOUDAN resented lioro with a miporlor company mid nil ttm orliflnnl HciMito uttcctH. 100 KiicllHli HoldkTH , lot ) Arabian WnrriorH , In The Bnttlo of the Dosjrt City. 300 Men , Women anil ( Jhlhlron In The Trafalgar Square Scouo , llrnHH bamlH. flfii nnd drum corps , lioraeH nnd cannon. Umml prlo'H. I'OI'lIhAU FflRMST.THEaTERI _ 1'IUOKH Four NlRlitM , Coimnmirliij ; With Jlutinci , Tuiliiy , RIOIIAHD9 & IMttNaijE'H K4MOUS GEORGIA MINSTRELS Handed by the great nnd only Hilly Korsiinds. Hpnolul nmtlnoo Tuesday Instead of Wednesday , ' . ' .lo nny seat , HOME INDUSTRIES AWNINGS. I FURNITURE. COM CAN V. Flan * , hatmuockf. oil Furniture , carpets and anil rubber ulotlilnif. ( lra | > orlu , t'oinl for tauloiiue. 1IIJ Karnnnj > u 1203 l' rnnin nt. BKEWEHS. Fred Krug Brewing Omiha Brewing Assu COM PAN V. Our tottluil Cabinet Ouarantoe.1 to equal boor delivered tu anr ouUlclu bruinli. Vluuutt imrl of the city. 11N7 ojMjrtbotllvl | , ( liour da , Jncknon su lUoriM to f.iiulllci. IRON WOHKB. Paxton & Ylerllng loduslrlal Iron Works. 1I10N WOUKrt. Manufacturing nnd Wrouxlit Bruit-jit Iron patrln/ ( nil Hindi of wullUInx work , onglnoi , iimulilnarr. Til M. IUU bruit wurk , via * FLOUR. S , F , Gilraan. OraaiirMlIllni'cir 1015-11-17 N. 10th it. Onlcoand Mill , O.K. 'Hack , Munmor. laia N , ictii > t. PRINTING. SOAP. Reed Job Printing Page Soap Co , COUI'ANV. Jl uur cturor of Union Hid llullUlnif. ui. | Hi Illckorr l. WHITE LEAD. 1 Carter While Lead Co Corroded , warranted Strlcllr pur * wMte le U Ka > t Oualift.