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COUNCIUIEN AND CONTRACTS
Tojlng with One End of an Electric Light
TWO REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE
Baltic of ttio Member * I'uvor Knocking Out
the J'lirilco Ill l In Onler to CJUo
the Wllry Contingent An
other hho > r.
If Mr. Solon 1 + Wiley can muster ten votes
In the council tonight , the action by which
the contract for lighting the streets of the
city for the next thrco years was awarded
to Pardce & Co. at a rate of $112 per light
per year will bo repudiated , and the city
clerk will bo Instructed to readvertlsc for
bids. As outlined In these columns several
days ago , Mr. Wiley set about knocking
the I'ardco contract out entirely , when , he
found that his chances of preventing the
granting of a franchise to that company
were not as promising as he could wish ,
and ho went about It through the nJedlum
of the triple-barrelled committee to which
nil of the matters pertaining to electric
lighting had been referred. That the Has-
callltcs knew what they were about when
they made up that Joint committee Is shown
by the fact that they had five votes out of
A total eight when noses were counted.
Mr Wiley and all of the eight members
of the Joint committee having charge of
the electric lighting ordinances were pres
ent when the committee met at the city
hall yesterday afternoon' . The result of
their deliberations was that two reports will
bo submitted , representing two very dis
tinct Ideas as to tlio manner In which the
next contract shall bo let. The majority
report will recommend that both the ordi
nances now In the hands of the committee ,
granting franchises to Pardeo & Co. and to
the Thomson-Houston company , be laid on
the shelf , and that a new ordinance plmll
bo passed , the new ordinance to be Identi
cal with Hascall's omnibus ordinance , with
the exception that wooden poles are desig
nated Instead of Iron , The minority report
Trill recommend the passage of both the
Thomson-Houston and the Pardce ordi
nances , and that similar franchises shall
be given to any future bidders for the privi
lege of lighting the streets of the city.
Hascall acted as chairman ot the com
mittee , and , after Mr. Wiley had generously
distributed a pocketful of cigars , the cogs
bccan to move with a celerity which Indi
cated that they had been well prepared be
forehand. Hascall repeated his old speech
In favor of a general ordinance under which
every ono should have a show. Ho wanted
everthlnu to bo free , and his remarks were
an appropriate prelude to the suggestion of
Wheeler , who recommended the action which
Is represented by the majority report.
Bcchel was In favor of the general ordinance
with a maximum rate designated of $112
per light per year. Calm wanted to know
whether , Jf . .thegeneral 'ordinance 'was
passed and new bids advertised for , there
was any assurance that there would be
any bidder except the Thompson-Houston
company. No ono seemed anxious to reply
end Calm continued that ho favored passing
both of the ordinances now in the hands of
the committee , and if any other company
wanted to put in a bid for the contract they
should bo ulvcn n similar franchise. Lemly
supported this position , and Hascall volubly
alleged that no former bids could bo con
sidered , as the Pardeo company must have n
franchise before the council could legally
consider Its bid.
Bcchel read n recent decision by three
Minnesota Judges In which It was stated
that no city could grant a contract for a
longer time than the ( ax levy run. Ho con
sequently argued that the contract for elec
tric llghttni ; could inly be let for one year
at a time. Ho was joined In this opinion
by Wheeler and Ilnacall , after which a vote
was taken on Wheeldr's proposition to In
troduces the rejuvenated Hascall ordinance.
The vote resulted : Ayes Hascall , Holmes ,
Bechel , Wheeler , Back 5. Nays Calm ,
Lemly , Thomas 3.
Mr. Culm gave notice of his Intention to
present a minority report , and the committee
The facts connected with the acceptance
of the bid ot Pardeo & Co. are ot sufficiently
recent date to bd readily recalled , The city
clerk was Instructed to advertlss for bids
for lighting the streets of the city for three
years with electric light. The date of be
ginning was so short a time that no new-
company would have a chancs to complete anew
now plant by that time , and It was not expected -
poctod that bids would bo received from any
Bourco except the company that now enjoys
a monopoly In this lino. To the surprise of
nearly every ono , however , a bid was re
ceived that all but paralyzed the Thomson-
Houston people. The latter company put In
a bid of $132 per lamp per year , the figure
being $8 lesa than the company Is now re
ceiving under Its latest contract. Pardeo &
Co. put In a bid of $112 per lamp per year ,
and then , In the classic language of Major
Furay , "tho calves wore out and no mistake ,
except on the part of the fellow who left the
bars down. "
All sorts of tactics were resorted to by
the friends of the Thomson-Houston com
pany In the council to prevent the aeept-
anco of the bid. The new company was
attacked , and conditions were Imposed that
It was not thought possible could be com
plied with , but the new company turned up
with a gilt-edged bond of the denomination
required , and demonstrated Its ability to
back up all It had said with plenty of cash
and a willingness to spend It In building and
equipping a plant of even greater magnitude
than that of the Wiley company.
There were several frantic turns In
various directions , but no loophole seemed to
offer Itself , and the contract was finally
awarded to Pardeo & Co. That company
had merely asked In Ita bid that It bo
awarded a reasonable franchise tor doing
commercial lighting , and the opposition at
once concentrated Its efforts on an attempt
to prevent the granting ot a franchise that
would bo accepted by the Pardee company ,
The Hascall omnibus was one of the ob-
ctructlonary tactics Interposed , but It was
only ono of a lengthy series. It was finally
knocked out , after a half dozen ordinances
had been referred to a joint committee con
sisting ot the council standing committees
on telegraph and telephone poles , judiciary
and gas and electric lights , and everything
eecmed to bo assuming such shape that the
company would finally get a franchise
that would enable It to compete with tlio
Thomson-Houston company , when Mr.
Wiley concluded that It was time to do
something or nothing , and jumping boldly
Into the game , as above stated , planted his
foot squarely In the middle ot Mr. I'ardee's
That Is the way It stands at the present
time. If the Wiley contingent can muster
ten votes tonight , the bids will all bo re
jected , and the Thomson-Houston company
will have another whack at the persimmons.
Not only that , but the time will bo fixed
at ono year , In order to freeze out any now
company , on the theory that no new con
cern could afford to go to such an outlay
with a possibility ot having the contract
iccurcd by another company at the end of
the first year. If the scheme succeeds , It
will keep out competition In commercial
lighting as well as for street Illumination.
Chamberlain's Cough llumedy the llcst.
LOOKBFOIID , Cal. , April 31 , 1891.
Having been troubled with frequent colds
Cturlng the past few years , I have from time
to time used tbe various cough medicines In
common use. I have arrived at the con
clusion that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
fa the best , and now use It In preference to
any other. ASA WAKDKOBE ,
This remedy will cure a severe cold In
less tlrno than any other treatment , It
joosons a cold , relieves the lungs , aids ex
pectoration and effects a permanent cure.
It la also without an equal for croup and
hooping cough. For Bale , by druggists.
rather SlniliHu'n Lecture.
Hoy. Dr. Thomas Stialmn of the Catholic
university at Washington will lecture at
Exposition hall this evening on the sub
ject : "Pope Leo XIII and the Catholic
University of America , " . .
At the banquet on Thursday night Father
Bhanan will respond to the toast : "The
Catholic Ohurch and Civil government. "
Mr . llellman'n Allowance.
judge Baxter yesterday ordered that the
further allowance ot | 760 r month to Maria
Hclltnnn be withheld pending subsequent
action In the settlement of the estate. The
action was taken at the request of the at
torneys for the First National and Nebraska
National banks , and under the law that pro
vides that such alllowance shall not con
tinue for over one year , In cases where the
estate Is Insolvent.
A STORY OF PROGRESS.
Honesty tlio 1'ollcy Which llrlngn the Kent
It Is Interesting to study the history of
some great manufacturing establishment ,
which has been built up step by step , from
a small beginning until It. has reached such
proportions that to control Its policy and
handle Its finances requires more executive
ability and more clerical assistance than It
does to carry on the public business of some
of the states of the union. Probably the
best example of such an establishment Is
found In the business of C. I. Hood & Co. of
Lowell , Mass. The principal business of this
firm , as many of our readers may know , Is
the preparation of that celebrated and really
meritorious remedy , "Hood's Sarsaparllla , "
The building In which this medicine Is made
Is the largest In the world devoted to a sim
ilar purpose , containing some four acres of
floor space , and over COO persons are cm-
ployed In the different departments. And
yet the time was when Mr. C. I. Hood , the
proprietor and discoverer , with one or two
assistants , was able to put up all that the
public demanded of "Hood's Sarsaparllla. "
Mr. Hood nt that time wai ono of the pro
prietors of a , drug store In Lowell , ho hav
ing previously came from a small town In
Vermont to serve a term of years as n drug
gist's apprentice. When the people began
to hear of the " '
cures which "Hood's Sarsa
parllla" was accomplishing the demand for
the article rapidly Increased. In a short
time a separate- building was needed In
which to prepare the medicine. A few years
later a still larger ono was required , and so
the expansion of the plant has gone on until
the present time.
The reason for this continuous progress
was , of course , the demand for the article
produced , and the reason why there was a
demand was that the public had found out
that "Hood's Sarsaparllla" Is an honest
medicine. It was prepared with the same
care when thousands of bottles were made
every day as It was when It was first put
up for the few customers who occasionally
asked for It. Besides this , they found that
the cures which were reported were genuine ,
nnd all that was claimed for "Hood's Sarsa
parllla" was based upon what It had actu
ally accomplished. If "Hood's Sarsaparllla"
had not possessed peculiar and absolute mer
it , the people would have found It 'out long
ago , and there would have been no need for
tlie great flve-story ibuilding which was
erected last summer as an extension to the
Just at present there Is special demand
for "Hood's Sarsaparllla" and the sales are
enormous because It has won the reputation
for belus "peculiar , " not only as a remedy
for all diseases caused by Impure blood , llko
scrofula , rheumatism , bolls , pimples , etc. ,
but as the Ideal and the standard spring
medicine. Sometimes It Is asked why people
need to take a spring medicine , and the
answer Is based upon scientific principles.
Owing to. various causes the body becomes
to a certain extent clogged up during the
winter nnd the blood becomes Impoverished ,
and so when the warmer weather comes
there Is a languid , disagreeable sensation
best described as "that tired feeling. " If
rfothlng Is done to remove this feeling , the
consequences may bo serious , just ns trouble
might be expected If an engineer should al
low his engine to get clogged up with the
accumulations that come with constant use.
In the first place the blood must be purified
nnd enriched and then strength nnd elastici
ty will return. "Hood's Sarsaparllla" has
been found to be Just the thing for "that
tired feeling" and thousands of people take
It In the spring and thus prevent a continu
ance of that sensation and evin serious Ill
ness later In the season.
In short , "Hood's Sarsaparllla" has long
since outstripped all lt-j competitors simply
by Its peculiar merit , and the great Industry
which has been'built UB In Lowell by Its
manufacture Is a substantial Illustration of
the principle that honesty Is the policy
whlch'brlnss the best success.
Business of the Slay Term Opeueil Justices
The May term of the district court opened
yesterday morning. The greater part of the
forenoon was occupied In calling the Jury
panel for the next three weeks and listening
to the excuses of those who did not wish to
Judge Ambrose took up the contempt
case against John A. Karllng In the morning.
Karllng Is justice of the pence for Clontarf
precinct , nnd his offense consisted of Ig
noring the order of the court restraining
htm from maintaining a Justice ofllce in the
city. Ho contended that ho" had merely
henrd a case there by stipulation , and that
ho was not violating the order'of the court.
Judge Ambrose , after hearing the evidence ,
concluded otherwise , , and found the defend
ant guilty. In Imposing the penalty , he
said that ho had previously cautioned the
defendant ngalnst this very thing , and It
was evident that the stipulation feature
was only n subterfuge to enable him to con
tinue to do business In the city In direct
violation of the mandate of the court. The
defendant was censured for advertising the
location of a city ofllce on papers Issued
from his court , and was fined $15 and costs ,
to stand committed until pald.Tho | case
against Justice EdRerton was continued
until next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
Ho Is also charged with Ignoring the court's
order In this respect. |
Judge Ambrose Is hearing the cases
against the South Omaha National bank ,
In which It Is sought to hold the bank as
trustee In securing a settlement for credi
tors of the commission firm of Gasman &
Dudley , that went to the wall some tlmo
ago. The cases were bunched , and the In
terested parties agreed to request Judge
Ambrose to hear them.
Ithciiiimtlsm Cured In Tliroo Days.
"I have been aflllcted all winter with
rheumatism In the back. At times It was
so severe that I could not stand up straight ,
but was drawn over on one side , " says
George A. Mills of Lebanon , Conn. "I tried
different remedies , but without relief , until
about six weeks ago , when I bought a bottle
of Chamberlain's Pain Halm. After using It
for three days , according to directions , my
rheumatism was gone , and has not re
turned since. I have since recommended It
and given It to others , and know they have
been benefited by Its use. " For sale by
AVnnt Hotter Car Sen lee ,
A rousing meeting of the West Slila Im
provement club was held nt Forty-fifth and
Leavenworth streets on Saturday night. Im
provements on West Leavenworth street was
the principal topic of discussion and It was
decided to take bomo action at once. The
following resolution was unanimously
Resolved , That the West Side Improve
ment club on behalf of the residents of
HlmcbauKh addition , Ilrooklyn addition ,
KcUermun Place , Shrlver Place nnd West
Bide , request the city council to have the
Leavenworth street car line extended to
This resolution means that the West Skiers
will demand a double track extension of the
street car line from Twenty-ninth street to
the city limits.
It their petition Is not considered by the
city council the West Slders say they will
wait upon the council In a body and ask
to be heard In their own behalf.
The city council will bo Invited to attend
next Saturday night's meeting ot the club.
I'rom Suttor Crook ,
BUTTER CREEK , Cal. , April 12 , 1S94.
Tom Green of this place says : "Last sum
mer I had a sudden and violent attack of
diarrhoea. Some ono recommended Cham
berlain's Colic , Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy , vrhtch I procured , and after tak
ing a couple of dotes was completely cured ,
Since then I have often persuaded friends
to use It for the same complaint , and In
every case a prompt cure has been effected.
In my opinion U Is tbe best remedy on the
market for bowel complaints. " For sale by
The following marriage licenses were Issued -
sued by the county clerk yesterday ;
Name and address. Age ,
Peter Anderson , Omaha SO
Mary Nelson , Omaha 30
Charles Bchalkenbacli , Omaha 36
Winnie J , Wood , Omaha Si
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
Health Department Has No Funds with
Which to Conduct Ita Work ,
WILL SOON HAVE TO SHUT UP SHOP
If tlio City Council llaci Not Como to
III Jtcllef till * Dcpnrtiiu-iit of
tlio Local Government to
Jto Abandoned ,
According to tlio action of tlio Hoard of
Health , decided upon yesterday , there will
bo a general shutting up of shop In that de
partment at the. end of the month unless
tlio city council shall make ROIIIO additional
provision for defraying the running expenses
of the department. Among tlio matters
mentioned In the report of Health Commis
sioner Savlllo was the prospective deficiency
In the treasury. Ho stated that , according
to the experlenco of the past three months ,
$2,400 would bo required to defray the ex
penses of removing dead animals where the
contractor was unable to collect Ills fees
from the owners. This woul.l leave a balance
of ? G,5G7 with which to pay salaries and
other expenses. Of tills $3OG9 had already
been paid out , so In order to finish the year
on the appropriation , all of the sanitary Inspectors
specters and the milk Inspector would have
to be discharged at the end of the present
month and the entire sanitary police system
Dr. Savlllc declared that unless some meas-
surcs were adopted by the council to relieve
the board from Its cmbarassment lie would
certainly discharge all the Inspectors as soon
as the present month was up. The commis
sioner was directed by resolution to present
a statement of the condition of the board to
tlio council and ask for some measure of
The discussion of the garbage question oc
cupied the greater part of the afternoon. Ac
cording to the records of the olllce only two
persons had paid the required fees for having
dead animals removed fiom their premises.
Under the MacDonald contract the city Is re
quired to pay for the removal of animals
whoso owners are unknown , but It developed
that with these two exceptions the contrac
tors had failed to collect from the owners
und had turned In the bills to be paid by the
city. Many of the owners whose names ap
peared on the slips were well known business
men , but the MacDonald representative
claimed that It was Impossible to collect the
bills. He could not afford to sue the delin
quents , as It would cost him three times as
much as the. bills amounted to , and he could
not get his pay except by turning In the bill
with those In cases where the owners were
Several members expressed themselves to
the effect tliat'the bills could be collected If
the contractor was willing to attend to It , In
stead of following the easier course of bring
ing them to the board In one batch. Mayor
nemls said that he had known of several In
stances where the garbage men had collected
the bill of the owner of the animals and then
collected the amount again from the city , on
the claim that the bill had never been paid.
He specified a couple of instances where this
had been done and said that he could provo
the truth of his statement.
There seemed to bs a good deal of question
among the members as to the method that
ought to be taken to compel property owners
to pay for the removal of the dead animals
from their premises. The garbage men
claimed that they were/ / not being fairly
treated. If they did not remove the animals
In a certain time they were subject to a flue ,
and If the board refused to allow the bills
they could never get their pay , as the prop
erty owners took advantage of their position
and only laughed at them when they asked
for their pay. City Attorney Council wsj
called In and advised that the garbags men
refuse to remove- the animals until the owner
paid the fee. If the fee was not paid the
collector should report the delinquent tea the
board , which should have the owner nrrc'sted
and prosecuted for maintaining a nuisance.
After a few examples of this sort ho believed
there , would be but little difficulty ! u collect
ing the fees. It was decided to act on his
advice and the contractors , were instructed
The report of the health commissioner
showed that the health of the city was re
markably good. There had been but eighty
deaths during April , which was a death _ rate
of C 9-10 per cent. According to municipal
statistics this was the lowest death rate that
had ever been known In any city. The
births during the month numbered 14G ,
which were equally divided as to sex. There
were six cases of diphtheria , thirteen of scar-
letlna , four of typhoid fever and forty-eight
The expense of caring for the four small
pox patients had been J7S9. One additional
case was admitted from South Omaha at the
request of the city officials of that city , with
an agreement to pay all expenses attaching.
Dr. Savlllo also called attention to tha ne
cessity for a detention hospital near the
poltco station , and suggested that the ex
pense should be bourne equally by the city
The report of the chemist who was en
gaged to test the condition of frozen poultry
purchased on the market showed that some
of the fowls were poisonous and beginning
to decay. Inspector Frank reported that
none of the local houses were handling the
frozen stock any longer , and the matter was
dropped after the bill of the chemist had
Plumbing Inspector Duncan offered a reso
lution raising the salary of Dr. Towne to
$125 per month. Tills was laid over until
the next meeting. A resolution was passed
directing the Inspector to rigidly enforce
the ordinance regulating the hauling of gar
bage and to cause the arrebt of any ono who
should violate the same.
Of Hood's Sarsaparllla Is due to the tre
mendous amount of brain work and constant
care used In Its preparation. Try one
bottle and you will bo convinced of Its
superiority. It purifies the blood which ,
the source of health , cures dyspepsia , over
comes sick headaches and biliousness. It
Is Just the medicine for you.
Hood's I'llls are puicly vegetable , care
fully prepared from the best Ingredients.
IIOMISIIKIKV : : KXCUKSIONS SOUTH.
Via the WiilMKli It.illriKxI. .
On May 8 and 20 the Wabash will sell
round trip tickets at ono fare to all points
In Tennessee ( except Memphis ) , Mississippi ,
Alabama , Louisiana ( except New Orleans ) ,
Arkansas and Texas , For tickets or descrip
tive pamphlets of land , climate etc. , call at
Wabash ticket office , 1502 Farnam street , or
wrlto Q. N. Clayton , noithweslcrn paasengjr
agent , Omaha , Neb.
Germun JliiptlKt Aiimnil .Meeting.
The annual meeting of the German Bap
tist Brethren will be held at Moycrsdale ,
Pa. , on the PltUburg division of the Ilaltl-
moro & Ohio railroad , commencing May
21 , 1831.
For this occasion the I ) . & O , R. n. Co.
will sell excursion tickets to Meyersdalo
and return from all stations on 1U system
of lines at rate of ono first class faro for the
round trip. From points east of and In
cluding Plttsburg and Wheeling the tickets
will bo sold from May 22 to 28 Inclusive ,
and will bo valid for return passage within
thirty days from date of sale.
From points west of Plttsburg and Wheel
ing the ticket ! ) will be sold from May 21 to
2G Inclusive , and will be valid for return
passage within thirty days from date of
For time of trains , etc. , address nearest
agent of the D. & O. It. It. Co. , or 0. P.
McCarty , Gen'l Pass , agent , 13. & O. P. W.
ll'y. . St. Louis , Mo. ; L. S. Allen , Ass't
Oon'l Pass , agent , D. & O. R. H. , Chicago ,
111. ; E. D. Smith , DIv. PUBS , agent , I ) . &
0. U. It. , Pittsburg , Pa. , or D. F. Dond ,
Dlv. Pass , agent , D. & 0. It. R. , Baltimore ,
Md. ; Chas. 0. Scull , Gen'l Pass , agent , B , &
O. R. R , , Baltimore. Md.
Cluaii Connection !
For New York , Philadelphia and Boston are
made by the Burlington's "Vestlbuled
Flyer , " which leaves Omaha dally at i45 ;
p , m , for Chicago.
City ticket ofllce , 1324 Farnam street.
Eller is Liable.
The probate Judge * yesterday decided that
the property ot little Hurt Glendower
Wheeler was received by ex-Judge Eller la
his oniclnl capacity , and that the transfer
of notes for that amount to Administrator
Hamel , signed by J. W , Eller , was not a
Judicial act within the meaning of the law ,
and that Kller U still liable for the money
ho received. It Is set forth , .that while
Hamel was unfaithful to his trust ha did not
personally profit by his mismanagement ,
ns ho acted by the .advlco and for the bone *
fit of others. He la censured , however , as
having known that this mismanagement
was against the Interests of his ward.
.Special Snlo of Itrcsi dnoiU All TliM
Have you seen Uhat genuine Frederick
Arnold's German Henrietta , 4G Inches wide
Have you seen that 40 INCH silk warp
Worth $1,25 or money refunded.
Have you seen those 50 Inch storm serges
Cheap at $1.00
In fact , to bo In llno you must sco our
Dress goods sale at .
cither In price , quality or quantity ever
offered In Omaha.
From tlio Wire * .
The following telegram was ( received yes
terday by Mr. Thomas J. Kelly , who has
secured the appearance of Miss Kllon Beach
Yaw and company for Thursday evening :
"DULUTH , Minn. To Thomas J. Kelly ,
Omaha , Neb. : Miss Yaw'a appearance a
veritable triumph. Audience wCdly enthu
siastic. Must return.
return."ARTHUR KEETCH. "
This verifies all that has previously been
said about this young artist's career. She
will sing at Boyd's theater Thursday night
with Mr. Max Dick , the celebrated Ameri
can violin soloist , and Miss Gcorglclla Lay ,
Owing to the largo advance sale sub
scribers are requested to secure their seats
early on Wednesday morning , as after 12
o'clock the box otnco will be thrown open
to the general public.
Ladles , don't forget to hear the Vlavl
health talk tomorrow , 3 p. in. , at the Presby-
toiian church , North Twenty-fifth and J
streets. Tills lecture free.
Have you seen that
line of dress goods ; nothing equal to It
Goods worth from 50c to 70c.
Saratoga and return very cheap on occa
sion of the Presbyterian general assembly ,
May 17 ; rates always the lowest via the
Nickel Plate road. City ticket office 199
Clark street. Depot Clark and 12th streets ,
Chicago. _ _
Last of tlio .Season.
On May 8th the Missouri Pacific will sell
round trip tickets to all points In Texas ,
all points on the Iron Mountain railway
In Arkansas , also on the Kansas City , Watkins -
kins & Gulf railway. Only ono fare for
the round trip. Tickets limited to 30 days ;
stopovers allowed. For further Information
call at depot , Fifteenth and Webster , or city
ofllces , N. B. corner 13th and Farnam.
TIIOS. F. GODFREY , P. and T. A. ,
J. 0. PHILLIPPI , A. G. F. and P. A.
One fare for the round trip to all points
In Texas via Santa Fo route next Tuesday ,
May 8. Apply to your nearest railroad
agent or E. L. Palmer , P. A. Santa Fo
route , Omaha. _
Going KiiBt Today ?
Your choice of , 'four dally trains on the
Chicago & Northwestern railway. Two of
these trains , at ' 4:05 , p , m. and C:30 : p. m. ,
are vestlbuled and limited , arriving In Chicago
cage early next morning.
Elite sleepers , dining cars , and the latest
reclining chair cars.
Call at the city office , 1401 Farnam street.
The Northwestern checks your trunk at
Have you seen those novelty goods at
Hoyden Bros. ,
Worth from $1.00 to $2.00 or money re
Delegates to the Presbyterian general as
sembly at Saratoga , N. Y. , should not pur
chase their tickets without first obtaining
rates on the Nickel Plato road , which ore
always the lowest. For further Information
call on any agent of that company or ad
dress J. Y. Calahan , general agent , 199 Clark
street , Chicago , 111.
1'orfocHy at Home.
The Irrigated lands of Idaho possess "lliat
peculiar qualification which Is perfectly
adapted to the raising of apples , apilcots ,
peaches , cherries ! pears , plums , grapes ,
prunes , hops , alfalfa , corn and potatoes ,
which always find a ready market and bring
a good price.
You can't overstock the United States with
We'll send our advertising matter on ap
E. L. Lomax , G. P.'and T. A. , Omaha , Neb.
Take the Nickel Plato road to all points
east. Elegant Wagner buffet sleeping cars
on all through trains. Rates always the
lowest. Tickets on sale at all coupon ticket
offices , or address J. Y. Calahan , general
agent , 199 Clark street , Chicago.
Do Not Declilo
Where you'll spend the summer before ascer
taining what are the attractions of Hot
Springs , S. D.
The Burlington's city ticket agent at 1321
Farnam street will be glad to tell you about
IN GOOD HEALTH.
Omalia's Sanitary Condition Hotter Than
Usual In Mny 'rime.
At the regular meeting of the Board of
Health yesterday afternoon Commissioner
Savlllo presented a report showing the present
hygienic conditions of the city. According
to tlio records of the ofilce the city has never
been In a more healthful condition than at
present. This Is considered somewhat re
markable In the spring when there Is usually
a marked prevalence of disease. Thcro are
a few cases of measles and Bcarlotlna In the
city , but most of them are of a mild char
acter and but comparatively few deaths are
The smallpox cases have all yielded to
treatment , and no .further danger Is appre
hended from that source. The fo > ir cases up
to May 1 cost the city $789 , and this Is con
sidered a very chaqp way out ot It. Five
cases In Council ( Bluffs cost that city $5,000 ,
and several Instances are cited where the ex
penses attending the treatment ct clmllur
cases In various cities have footed up JI.OOQ
eacb. Chicago appropriated $125,000 fcr this
purpose recently , so the h'jilth officers tnlnk
Omaha Is bavins very fjrtunato exporl-
Cook's Extra Dry Imperial Champagne
should be In every household. It Is per
fectly pure and naturally fermented.
TARIFFS TAKE A TUMBLE
Burlington Gives the West Bound Through
Charge Ball a Lively Kick ,
FREIGHT RATES IN A CHAOTIC CONDITION
riflcon Cents n Hundred from Oirnhn to
Denver Humor * of Still further Ito-
( Itlctlonn NoTelllnj ? Where the
Dcinorull/iitlon Will Knit ,
Not In a score of years , If at all , has there
existed BO widespread demoralization In
freight rates on fifth clans matter as now.
All sorts of rumors are In the air am
criticisms are openly made on Freight Trot'
flo Manager Muilroo's course In demoralizing
Colorado business , but officials at Union Pa
cific headquarters Justify their course by
stating that they have evidence against two
or three roads having secretly cut the tariffs
and Mr. Munroo decided to take the bull by
the horns and go In for a fight as punish
mcnt for the Hues that ought to know bet
ter than manipulate the rates.
Freight Agent Crosby of the Burlington
took a turn at the demoralization wheel
ycitcrday by announcing that , effective
Thursday , bis road would make a rate on the
fifth class matter from tlio Missouri river to
Colorado common points of 15 cents per hun
dred , a reduction of nearly 70 per cent , an
unheard of thing In this territory. This Is
In conjunction with a new tariff Just pro
mulgated affecting fifth class freight and
lower , effective Mny 8 , quoting new rates ns
follows : Twenty-live cents from Chicago ,
22 cents from Peorla and 20 cents from St
Louis. This Is the most Important cut yet
announced , tlio former rates from points
named being 85 centn , & ! ' & cents , 7"/i cents ,
while the rate from the Missouri river to
Colorado common points on fifth class freight
In car lots Is 50 cents. There can bo only
ono result In this rate war , Utah points
will undoubtedly Insist upon similar reduc
tions and eastbound rates have already com
menced n downward courho In sympathy.
Whether the rule announced this morning
by the Darlington will affect the tariff be
tween Omaha and Kansas City is not yet
apparent , although It Is pretty hard to see
how It can be otherwise.
The Missouri Pacific and the Santa Fe are
charged with having secretly participated
In the rate demoralization , although at
Missouri Pacific headquarters the charges
arc strenuously denied , the officials stating
that nothing of the kind has been done in
their territory , although on Saturday the
Missouri Pacific had a carload of packing
house product from the Omaha Packing com
pany to Trinidad nnd one or two cars from
the same company before Mr. Munroo of
the Union Pacific started west on his trip of
Investigation. Itoads Insist that the round
about manner of reaching Trinidad on the
part of the Union Pacific , being almost a
four day's haul , would forever preclude the
Missouri Pacific from taking freight from
Omaha on equal tariffs , but the road has
recently Jumped Into the packing house busi
ness for Colorado points , and , what Is more
to the purpose , is getting it.
The Union Pacific is at present quoting
car rates on packing house product to
Colorado common points of 40 cents , the
same on fresh beef , which is a reduction of
10 cents per 100. This reduction , however ,
is nothing to what the Santa Fc will make ,
effective May 10 , on packing house product ,
announcing that on that date the rate from
Omaha to Texas common points will be 47
cents , as against the present rates of 70
On the part of the Missouri Pacific , they
have kept exceedingly quiet at , to packing
house product , but on rails they announce
a rate of 25 cents fiom the Mississippi river
as against a 15-cent rate now being quoted.
It Is an 111 wind that blows nobody any
good , and the shipper Is making the best
ot the situation. Merchants and others In
Colorado have taken advantage of the fight ,
which has secretly been In pi ogress for
thirty days , and are replenishing their
stocks. The Union Pacific will meet the
Durllngton's rate promptly and will then
proceed to show the other lines what a good
fighter Is. Mr. Munroo will not stand any
more fllm-flammlng without It goes out
legitimately and so announces. It Is a case
of stand from under for some' one of the
lines Is going to get left in this fight ,
which promises to involve Utah und the
GHOST Of Till ; Till I'AllTITI ! 1'OOL.
United .Stilton Court of Appenln Declares It
an Mil-Kill Contract.
ST. PAUL , May 7. The United States cir
cuit court of appeals today affirmed the de
cision of the United States court for the
eastern district of Missouri in the case of
the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
against the Wabash , St. Louis & Pacific.
These railways , with five otheis , signed
a pooling agreement In 1SS3 , the division to
be In the traffic Itself. In the course of busi
ness the Wabash carried more than Its
share , and the Milwaukee carried less. It
was decided by the pool commission that
the Wabash should pay the Milwaukee $10S-
404 , and the suit was instituted for that
amount. The court holds that the plaintiff's
action was based on an illegal contiact ;
that , with the contract Ignored , there Is no
cause for action , and , accepting the con
tract , It states an Illegal and void cause for
action , and the courts will not lend their
aid to enforce any contract contiary to law
or public policy.
S o Claims Its DltTfrenlliil.
MINNEAPOLIS , May 7. The See Pacific
has announced that It will enforce Its $7.50
differential on Chicago , North Pacific busi
ness beginning May 15. This differential Is
via steamer from Victoria , II. C. , and Is
claimed on all rail linos. The Western Pas
senger association had agreed to It , but
never has been able to enforce It. The
rates apply on Chicago busfnese.
Itiill ay Notes.
A party of Illinois physicians will go to
Hot Springs , S. U. , In charge of Assistant
General Passenger Agent Wakeley of the
Burlington. The physicians will occupy the
special cars Galatz and Amiens and will bo
the guests of the Uurllngton during their
tour of Inspection.
The contractors on the Durllngton exten
sion from Sheridan to Hillings have sent out
word to labor contractors In Omaha asking
that sixty now men a day be sent to the
work until further orders , There Is no reason
for a man to bo out of employment under
The twenty-ninth annual session of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers con
venes In St. Paul May 9. Messrs. Yroman
and Fonda will represent the Union Pacific
members In the councils of the greatest
brotherhood over organized. George W. Vro-
man's name will probably bo presented for
The Durllngton and Rock Island will bring
In this afternoon two special trains loaded
with delegates to the annual convention of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The Chicago
cage , Burlington & Qulncy train will con
sist ot four sleepers' and three coaches and
will bo under the direction of Colonel Bill
Shaw of wldq shirt collar fame.
Wo could not Improve the quality If we
paid double the price. DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salvo Is the best salvo that experience
can produce , or that money can buy.
Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair.
Hie only Cure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia ; No Alum.
ed In Millions of Homes AQ Years the Standard-
Invest twenty-five cents with '
us , and we'll
cover your skin with a EOc article dead
Bttrc give you selection at that. Wo have
balbrlggan In cream or brown , or gauze ,
In white or brown. .
Ever sold ns cica , , , frflm t0 ) ] ( , f
"lck yollr cholco nt
In cream or brown
ribbed , In dnrk drub , or the
now dark lavender shade called Er-
Drawers or shirts of
nl IVt-ncli lulbritr-
pan for GOv , d , ?
no sell 'em nt that
! Mhrcml combed
goods si men r-
tlulo retails at
Jersey ribbed , silk
trimmed underwear , cost you
clscwhero 40 per cent higher. .
All wo charge for genuine French
Imported balbrlggan , and It's as sta
ple as a postage stamp everywhere
at not less than $1.25.
You compare 'cm to any $1.50 underwear
you see and you'll give the verdict In our
favor. Any article Is a 4-thread llslle ,
soft finish , In washable cream. None finer
In this line of make
Last call for Catalogue.
wiwto tlmo , inoripy and honltli ultli "doctors" uonderful "euro- (
'lwcllkNclc.nlirn ' I I1I hciicl JOH l'Jtii : ; tlm prescription [
nmtni ! ; ror lulvrrllslriK cnuli iitiont U. AnvilniKKlstcnii put It lip for
. il simple. All Iiwkln ntiirn li Hint ) ou will buy nnniall quantity of tlio j
i 1 remedy Itself of me , all ready for usw.lHit inav do iis > ou please ntHiut th. All letters MMII neiilea. j
T.G. ItA KNKS. Iock Ilnx USD , Now * Dealer , Jliii rsliuU , AIIclu I
- - -
Without a good dining table you are hnlf In
and half out of comfort. You may servo ta
dozen courses , but the charm , the beauty ,
the refinement , the dignity of the meal aie
all somewhat mm red.
Nine times out of ten It Is unwise to buy
cheap furniture , but it Is tbf npotlieosli of
stupidity to purchase a cheap dining table.
Let us save you thls blunder It our Influ
ence cun avail anything.
You can nlwaya secure n good table nt
a reasonable price 1C you take time to se
lect It. They are sometimes n little diffi
cult to find. Hero Is ono that Is an unusual
bargain for a center pillar pattern.
The boaid Is , two Inches In depth with a
massive caived box frnmo. The legs are
very decoiatlvo with fine claw feet.
Lowest prices In Omaha.
Chas. Shiverick & Co.
FURNITURE of Every Doaorlptlon.
Temporary Location ,
I206-I2O8 DOUGLAS ST. ,
M1LLARD HOTEL I1LOCK.
XT. S. Depository , Omaha , Nebraska
oraeerBaua Dlrectorsi-Henry W. . YalM , pr
dents Jonn S. Collins , vlcu president ) tawln a
llecd , Casliler. Win. U. S. Hughes , '
cannier THE IRON BANK ,
THE ALOE & PENFOLD CO , ,
1408 Farnam Street ,
THE LION DRUG STORE
Physicians' Prescriptions carefully prepared
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by uHliif a
ONLY 25 CUNTS.
FIIESII VACCINP. RKCniVKU DAILY ,
ur.'leal Iiistru m unts , llosplfil k luvall 1 Supplies
THE ALOi : & PENFOLD CO. ,
Opposite I'.ixtou llolul.
LOOK 'ou Tin : .OLI > WON.
Easily , Quickly , Pormanonlly Restored. !
IVrnlciirHM. Nervoiinnca ,
. .iDrlillllnnd nil tlio train
. of evils Ironically cirors or
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I rilll * ! ) i\'H \ l/J ! ate Improvement MCCII.
Failure Irnposslblo. 2a l lofereneos. Ilook ,
explanation and proofs nulled ( tcMed ) free.
ERIE MEDICAL CO. , Buffalo , N.Y.
jllellevea Catarrh and Cold
In the Jfuai instantly by
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