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WHAT MARES A GREAT CITY
The Subject Diccittsed nt Length at the
TALKED AFTER THEY HAD FEASTED ,
A .Meeting nt Which tlio Xrcilg unit the
Jnl TP t of n Orrut City Are
Jlamllr.I by the Illini
The twelfth monthly meeting of the Com
mercial club , with dinner and post-prandial
attachment , was held at the club rooms last
night , nnd about seventy-five of the mem
bers wore prcRcnt to listen to an expression
of views as to "What Makes n Great City. "
As soon as the toothsome spread had been
disposed of In a manner most satisfactory
to the assembled Commcrclalltcs , Secretary
Drcxel submitted the monthly report , show
ing that seventeen applications for member
ship had been favorably acted upon. There
Is $ t5OO In the treasury , and collectable
fees amounting to $36.10 owlr * to the club.
Forty names liavo been dropped from the
rolls for nonpayment of dues. Attention
was called to the fact that with a member
ship of over 700 , the number of habitues of
the club rooms at the noon hour ought to
be at least 100 Instead of only forty or fifty ,
as Is frequently the case. It was stated that
several excursion trips were In contempla
tion , for the purpose of ustabllshlns closer
business relations with western Iowa mer
Krclght Commissioner Utt was not pres
ent , having been called to Kansas City on
business connected with a new enterprise ,
but his report was on hand and waa read
by the secretary. It called attention to the
of the members
Texas excursion of thirty-two
bers of the club , which had resulted In a
reduction of the differential In favor of
Omalm of $11 per car , Increasing the receipts
hero 7,000 cars per year. Another result of
the concerted action of the club was the
bringing here this spring of 350 merchants
from out of the state , 75 per cent of whom
had never been hero before , and 40 per
cent of whom had not before appeared on
the books of the local jobbers as customers.
Negotiations were now being carried on
with a glove concern and two boot and shoo
manufacturers , who would employ 300 people.
Each wanted $25,000 stock subscribed by lo
cal capital. Attention was called to the
move to have an Indian supply depot located
here , which would purchase goods of the
value of $10,000,000 per annum. It could bo
secured If tlio dealers would agree to bid low
enough. The commissioner called attention to
the opportunity that awaited the action of
the moneyed men of Hi" city , and touched
on tlio material advantage that would nc-
cruo to the city If the present golden mo
ments were Improved.
The topic of tl.o evening was then taken
up , and O. M. Hitchcock was llrst called
on to speak of the "Influence of the Press. "
The editor of the World-Herald said ho had
been told he need not conflno himself
strictly to the text , and he ( ook advantage of
that permission to steer entirely clear of It
and avoid an admission that his personal ex
perience was such as to lead him to bellcvo
that the press didn't have any Influence at
all. Ho was Inclined to take a very pessi
mistic view of the "great city" situation ,
and declared that the days of great city
building had gone by. Ifo said that the
growth of cities In the past ten years had
been far greater than there was any reason
to believe It would bo In the next decade , as
the cities had far outstripped the rural dis
tricts and must wait for the country to catch
up. The farms had been pauperized to build
up the cities. People went to the cities to live
for ono of two reasons cither for the com
fort , convenience and luxury they afforded ,
or for the commerclp * . , Industrial and busi
ness advantages either for comfort , or for
the greater facilities afforded for making
money .more" rapidly. The prevailing depres
sion had been altogether that of the cities.
Agriculture Imd never been more prosperous
and promising than today. Men were not
making money In any of the cities , ami.none
of them offer an attractive Held for business
enterprise. The building of cities had been
overdone , yet these whoso whole In
terests were hero must lace the
problem of how to make Omaha great.
It must be made more attractive to live In ,
and must offer greater advantages to those
now living here , or those to come. The best
schools , most beautiful parks , finest churches ,
amusements of all kinds and the best possi
ble metropolitan life that could be secured
must bo offered.
The speaker evinced n pessimistic ten
dency , and took the position that property
was overtaxed. Ho wanted a more econom
ical municipal government , and was certain
that property must have better protection
and security. There was no responsibility
for city government here , and this must be
changed. Hundreds of thousands of dollars
bad been squandered In the county hospital ,
yet there was no ono who could be held ac
countable or punished for It. The mayor
should bo vested with almost autocratic
powers and then held to a strict account
ability. If an Independent county gov
ernment could bo secured , which was
not probable. It should ba a ono
man power , that could be held
individually responsible for every appoint
ment. It was now a hydra-headed monster
with no central point that could bo located
or reached , and when there was a change
the people ) only found themselves right
where they were before. If the people of
Omaha would save their property from the
tax-cators they must centralize the power
of government In a few men who should
remain as long as they wore faithful to
their trust. A great population did not
necessarily mean n great city. It must
ba great In enterprise , It must have geographical
graphical advantage , luck and men. If
chance located In a city men who could
combine and act together as ono man ,
obstacles could bo overcome that could not
otherwise be moved away. The question now
was , "Could men hero In Omaha drop their
prejudices and sacrifice a few personal In
terests , and get together for enterprising ,
concerted action ? " The city had already
had too many enterprises not well founded
to embark on any more. If this club could
BO got together all would bo well , even
If no moro now enterprises were secured
In a twelve-month.
A CHILD OP lUILJlOADS ,
Jules Lumbanl spoke on the "Influence of
the HallroadH. " Ho said It was superfluous to
argue about the necessity of railroads , for
It was vain to boast of fertile fields and
abundant harvests If there weio no.means of
getting the harvests to market. What men
consumed did not fatten their pockctbooks
Food well digested might increase their
muscle and physical comfort , but It did not
swell their bank account. Now York harbor
had made New York City , for It Induced the
building of railroads to and from that port ,
opening up Interior transportation lines and
making ports of entry and departure of
every station on these roads. Omaha was
a child of the railroads , born of the Union
Pacific , and nurtured by each and all of the
other lines that have since- como In horot It
was a mean man who forgot his own
mother or who turned his Inck
on the ono who had hold his
hand and helped him while learning to
walk alone. The railroads had given Omaha
the stock yards and the shops and pre
vented her from being a big farm today , and
a mighty poor farm at that. Her people
should show their appreciation , not by com
plaining and tliientenlng , but should send
for the representatives of these roads when
Any dllllcultles presented themselves and have
A fair understanding. Omaha's future de
pended on the name source that had made
her. It was time to call a halt on adverse
legislation. The roads had been slandered
And abused and Insulted , simply to make
votes for pothouse- politicians and because
there were moro people who did not own
roads than there were of these who do.
Itallroad men were not all fools , and knew
that too high a rate was prohibitive and re
duced earnings. There was no point In the
itato where there was not competition , and
the tame condition that would prevent livery
men from robbing their customers would pre
vent the railroads from doing the same thing.
It must bo supposed that the man who buys
the horse and wagon , pays the black
smith bills and buys the feed knows
better what rate to charge than the
man who biros the horse and vehicle
for A ride. Yet the new rule WAS that
the passenger must be allowed to fix the rate
.with himself. It WM true that the railroad
was a public carrier and was chartered by
the legislature , but no legislature ever
granted a charter on the solo account of the
railroad. It was In the Interest of the pub
lic. It was n child of the legislature , bill
private funds built It , and why should It be
confliicntpd. That was nothing but larceny.
Legislation was a double-edged weapon. A
gtangcr Knnens legislature had passed a law
to prevent the collection of debts. It was
done In the Interest of the debtor , but It
ruined the credit of the state nnd kept cap
ital from going there. It was true that they
had prevented the collection of debts , for
they had at the same time prevented the
contracting of debts. If the railroads were
frozen out the people would have to do with
out them and do their traveling by wagon.
It was proper , however , that the roads
should treat all their patrons alike and af
ford the same facilities to all. After they
did that they should be let alone , for they
couldn't Injure any ono else without hurting
Dr. S. Wright Duller was called upon to
speak of the "Influence of the Churches. "
Ho took his text from Hebrews H ! "God
hath prcpaicil for them a city. " Ho said that
the holy writ referred to that city as the
sum of heavenly felicity. Some had said
that God nindo the country , but that man
had made the towns. He did not ngreo with
that view. It was not In the bible. Ho had
often thought that If that were true , then
man would have a Ilttlo the best of It.
The cities were the fireplaces of civilization ,
the hearths where men warmed themselves
under the Inspiration of the grandest and
best things of life. The greatest victories
for freedom had been conceived behind the
walls of cities , and they had produced men
from ancient times down to modern whoso
names would always live. Jerusalem , the
city of David ; nix Grecian cities strove for
the honor of Homer dead , where ho had
alive begged for bread.
VIUTUC AND WISDOM NEEDED.
It was manliness , virtue and wisdom
that mode a city great. Make Omaha so
that the righteous In It would be blessed ,
so that It would be reputable for Its square
ness and uncomfortable for the crooks , and It
would prosper. Every man was responsible
for ono Individual , and that was himself.
Let each see to It that that one man was
upright In every way and It w uld do more
toward the upbuilding of Omaha than any
Ilov. T. J. Mackay took the position that
cities made men , Instead of the previously
asserted ground that men made cities. Men
came to cities because It called out alt that
was grandest and best In them. It was the
field In which the greatest and best was
being constantly brought out. It was so
In architecture , In music , In literary effort ,
and the surroundings were calculated to
Inspire the broadest development possible.
It must not be supposed that man controls
only himself. That was a. mistaken Idea.
Men's actions did not Influence themselves
as much as they did others. They
wore not living and working for
money alone. If they did , they would
build up a wall of money and entomb
themselves. Merchants and business men
were constantly helping ministers , literary
men and others to live. There was something
grandly attractive In personal Influence ; and
n square life was desirable above all things.
Squareness was greatness , the complement
of everything perfect. Men forgot the source
from which they bprung and their account
ability to God. They were prone to legislate
simply with the next election In view , for
getting the greater power to which they
were accountable. They were the slaves of
business , and forgot the duty they owed to
their fellow men. If It were not for that for-
getfulncss there would bo none of the exist
ing feeling between the rich and the poor.
If It were not for the obligation felt toward
the gold and railroad power there would be
a sudden end to this suspense on the ragged
edge of bankruptcy while this tariff tinkerIng -
Ing was going on.
It was true that men liked to get near a
church , but that was as close as some of
them ever got. Men must be godly and
acknowledge GoJ In the city as well as In
the churches. ' Then they would have a truly
great city and common justice would be done
between man and man.
Upon W. F. Gurley devolved the task of
reviewing the situation nnd summing up
the crying needs of the hour. Ho said he
agreed with the other speakers as far as
they went , but they did not go far enough.
Lots of people were built on n broad gauge
plan theologically , but on the narrow gauge
plan from a business standpoint. It must
bo remembered that the New Jerusalem was
already paved and built up on either side
with the grand palaces of Immortality In
the city not made with hands. Omaha
wanted paved streets and big buildings ,
and the work would have to bo done with
liands. Another thing the Now Jerusalem
was assured of a big population , for the
untold millions of the earth were to dwell
thero. This was simply an argument In
favor of more people In order to have a
great and model city , and It couldn't be
secured unless people took the business view
of It. Omaha people had been asleep
long enough and must get out and do some
thing. There never was a battle fought
and won without the beating of drums and
the hurrahs of the thousands. The atten
tion of outsiders must be called to the ad
vantages of this city. Mr. Hitchcock had
complained of the taxation of his real
estate. While It was true that Hitchcock
owned a lot ot realty and was entitled to
say something about taxation , It was also
the right of other people to talk on the
same subject , even though they were not
equally endowed with this world's goods.
Hitchcock didn't make the value of that
OTHERS INCREASED THE VALUE.
Years ago , all his property around the
corner of Twentieth and Dodge and Twen
tieth and Farnam could have been bought
for $500 or $600. , Now It was worth tens
of thousands of dollars. Hitchcock hadn't
Increased Its value , but the thousands of
other people who had come hero had added
to Its value and had a right to say something
about Its taxation. The trouble was that
real estate owners had too decided a tendency
to kick about taxation , Instead ot exhibiting
enterprise In the way of adding to the value
of their property. Mr. Hitchcock had an
Idea that If everybody would sit down and
keep still , after a while some nice old men
away off somewhere would Ret ready to die
and would take their money and como to
Omaha before slmllllns off this mortal coll.
Omaha wasn't looking for that kind of pee
ple. She wasn't hankering for an oppor
tunity to swell the population of her ceme
teries. She wanted live men , and she In
sisted that they should not bo too Infernal
conservative. They must not bo afraid to
push new enterprises , even to the extent of
Investing some of their own capital. While
It was trim that some of Omaha's million
aires were not the most enterprising
In the world , It must not bo ex
pected that the whole mutter rested
with thorn , oven In the matter of
the Platte river canal. The building of that
canal would bo the salvation of Omaha. The
most skilled engineers In the country had
given their olllclnl opinion that It was a
practicable thing , and there were men hero
ready to go Into It. The turning of the first
spadeful of earth for that purpose would sig
nal the return to prospeilty. It would mean
the turning ot a thousand wheels , and would
mean 500,000 population In ten or twelve
years. It would double trio population of
the city In five , years. The day of big cities
had not gone by. The highest stage of civ
ilization would not be reached until there
was ono or moro big cities In every state
In the union. There would good como of
getting together anil resolving for certain
ends. Every great accomplishment as so
started. If a big meeting could ba assembled
at tha Coliseum , and 10,000 citizens would
resolve enthusiastically that Omaha should
bo a great city , Inside of ten days every dry
bono In Omalm would rattle.
Mr. H , D. Caldwcll of Chicago , who was
present as a guest , was called upon for an
opinion as to the needs of the city. Ho sa9 !
ho didn't t > co as there was much the matter
with Omaha. He found that her richest citi
zens were not her most Interested or en
thusiastic ones. Ho saw some houses that
hn considered too fine for the city as It
stands today , but It had the garden ot Eden
behind It , and It could not but be the nucleus
of one of the greatest cities In the country ,
What It needed now more than anything
oUo was manufactures. Ho said he was n
manufacturer himself and was selling Iron
and steed hero. Omaha people ought to bo
ashamed to let a Chicago man do that , for
they should be manufacturing those goods
right here at homo. Ho had formerly lived
In St. Louis. That city had considered
the natural advantage ot location sulllclont ,
and the fearful mistake had cost her millions
ot dollars. She had allowed her narrow-
minded Frenchmen to build narrow streets
across which they could shako hands or pans
their babies back and forth as they sat on
the porches , and now , after years of Buffer-
Ing because of It , she was Ju t beginning to
recover. Philadelphia was n good , quiet ,
staid old Quaker city , but the Impress o (
William Pcnn could still'bo detected In the
countenances of every man to be seen on
the streets. No city could continue to grow
without manufactures , and when the people
of Omaha were able to have the faith and
confidence In their city that the people ol
Chicago had In their city they would build
the canal that means so much to them , anil
would benefit the hundreds of thousands ol
people that the cheap power would bring
hero to lake up their abode.
After the speaking the members adjourned
to the club parlors , where a social hour was
most agreeably passed.
All In n Trcmlilo
Nervous , elderly ladles use this phrase to
describe their tremors , and highly graphic It
Is. Nerves "all In a tremble" are best Iran-
qulllzcd and strengthened with Hosteller's
Stomach Hitters. The bitters Is a nervine
because It Is a tonic for the nerves , and tone
Is what the nerves require If they are weak
and shaky. Digestion nnd assimilation are
Insured by It , and It remedies constipation ,
biliousness and malaria.
HAYDKN 1IIIOS ,
Tlio OrrM ( louiU nnd Slllc Counters Are
Crowded Hero Are Tomorrow's Attractions ,
Our line will bear us out In the state
In the history of Omaha has such a line
been offered and at prices , which wore wo
to engage the entire space of The lice w
would not be able to half enumerate their
You must see them. .
Our special offering of 40-Inch FREDER
ICK ARNOLD'S best German henrlctta con
tinues , and at
must surely convince you what we are doing.
The 40-Inch silk gloria
We'll leave this for you to judge.
That line of 38-Inch herringbone stripes
and natty little checks at 29c Is the wonder
of the dress goods business .
They were never made for less than 45c.
REMNANTS , REMNANTS.
Our center counters ore loaded and we
must get them out of the store. Watch for
our add on these and we will make the
That competition will be out of the ques
Wntch our remnant day.
Watch our remnant day In dress goods.
SILKS , SILKS.
The newest thing out In wash silks at
On Wednesday morning we will place on
sale In our silk department 1,200 yards of
the now brocaded cliuddah wash silks.
These goods are 21 Inches wide , come In
the natural undyed color of the raw silk ,
and will wash as well as linen and wear
These goods are really worth $1.00 per
yard , but our New York buyer secured
them so that we are able to sell them at
the unprecedented price of 49c a yard.
Como In and see what beautiful goods
Chuddah Brocaded Wash Silks , 49c a yard.
Don't fall to attend the sale of horses at
Union stock yards barn. South Omaha ,
Wednesday. A. B. Clarke.
IKMIN intos.1 CIKCUS.
The I-nrgcst Popular Price Show on Earth.
The fact that human Intelligence Is not
essential to success In pugilism Is demon
strated by the performances of Tom , the
trained kangaroo , which are diverting the pa
trons of the great Lemen Bros. ' shows dally.
Tom stands six feet high , and , planted solid
ly upon his two long hind Iocs , with the
adjunct ot n powerful tall , be Is able to stand
up before human boxers and deal honest
blows that would do severe damage to his
antagonist but for the fact that the fists of
both are c-vered with padded Rloven. L'mcn
Bros. ' exhibit tore this season on Wednesday ,
liulltlliig : rcrmlti.
The following building permits were Issued
by the Inspector yesterday :
J. P. Smith , printingolllce. . Fourth
nnd Bancroft streets $ 300
St. Mary MnKilallne's Catholic chutcli ,
brick church , 1C14 r > ousla < 8,000
Lewis S. Keed , frame dwelling- , Seven
teenth nnd Canton 1,000
Charles Offutt , two and one-halt story
brlek residence , Thirty-ninth and
Davenport , . 15,003
James Klrmer , four one and one-half
story frame dwellings , 432-438 , South
Twenty-fourth , $1,500 each 6,000
Four minor permits 200
Total . . $30,500
Two car loads ot Missouri horses at auc
tion without reserve Wednesday. Union
stock yards barn. A. B. Clarke.
1' nit A OX. 1C , I'All.lGlt.ll' IIS.
U. Dent of Des Molnes Is In the city.
M. Ryan of Stuart , la. , Is at the Dcllonc.
J. A. Gamer of the Indlanola Paint and
Ocliro company of Indlanola , Neb , , Is In the
city to attend the stockholders' meeting at
the Arcade this morning.
Irwln A. Medlar , editor of the Dally Hotel
Reporter of this city , was married to Miss
Lotta J. Jenkins of this city yesterday after
noon. Immediately after the ceremony the
couple left for Chicago and the east.
Superintendent of Police W. H. Murray of
Hornellsvllle , N. Y. , and Lawrence Murray
of Elmlra , N. Y. , delegates to the Ancient
Order of Hibernians convention , are the
guests of Captain Cormaclc and Sergeant
Nrlir.i.slmiiB ut the Hotels.
At the Mercer C. B. Kirk , Clarks ; T. C.
and Verna Ruttcr , Stanton ; C. E. Smith and
wife , Beatrice ; L. H. Biemer , Belden ; S. S.
English , Eagle ; Mrs. R. E. Jones , Kearney ;
C. Jones , Kcainey.
At the Paxton T. P. Haley , Broken Bow ;
C. E. Holmes , Hastings ; Sllko Elmoru , Alli
ance ; D. P. Rolfo , Nebraska City ; 11. S.
Manvllle , Tllden ; W. H. Spearman , McCook ;
T. T. Kclllher , James Flynn , North Plalte ;
J. Kllpatrlck , Beatrice.
At the Mlllard G. A. Adams , Lincoln ; W.
R. Adalr Kearney ; T. R. Ashley , Dccatur ;
E. D. Gould. Fullerton ; E. Fist , Pawnee
City ; B. F. Bailey and wife. Lincoln ; James
Hartley , Atkinson ; Eugene Moore , Norfolk ;
Louise Thomas , Ella Abbott , L. A , Moshcr ,
At the Murray A. Barnett , McCook ; E.
S. Miller , Beatrice ; Mamie Mullln , Mrs. I.
W. Lansing , Lincoln ; John Malone , Madison ;
F. A. McAlccr , Albion ; H. Torpln , Fre
mont : C. E. Holmes , Hastings ; John
Maughan and wife , Wood River ; B. F. Tows-
lee , Sliver Creek ; William Kcer , W. H. Fer
guson , Hastings.
At the Dellono E. F. Warren and wife ,
Nebraska City ; W. D. Banning. Wyoming ;
W. S. Graf ton , Western ; H. B. Kessler. At-
Klitbon ; J. A. Flynn , Lincoln : Robert Craft ,
It. Fecnan. Norfolk ; O. A. Brown , Platts-
mouth ; J. F. Hayes , O'Connor ; R. V. Martin ,
Blair ; S. T. Tool. Murdock ; J. C. Watson ,
R. R. Douglas , Nebraska Clay ; G. A. Eckles ,
Chadron ; D. Schwlndler , Nebraska City.
At the Arcade George Nycuin , Rising ; E.
D. Voorhees , Lincoln ; J. R. Swain and wife ,
Greelcy ; James Flynn , North Platte ; Walter
and Andrew Ewalt , Lyons ; G , F. Conoran ,
York ; Q , M. Jacobs , Superior ; A. Stolnlmus
and son. Pierce ; S. B. Thorno. W. E. Thorno ,
Bladon ; R , II , Lonergan , North Platte ; T. A.
Bath , Brownvlllo ; S. H. Grace , North Platte ;
W. J. Jolly. Albion ; George J. Hertzler. Red
Cloud ; D. W. Warner , A. Mathlson , Wako-
flolil : S. Beckman , J , N. Sclmfer , Oakland ;
W. E. Bishop , Charles Gates , Pierce ; T. J.
Chaffce , Ponca ; J. P. Johnson , Kearney ; J ,
F , Kessler , Mrs. A , Stevens , Oakland ,
At the Merchants F. E. Spauldlng , Kear
ney ; C. D. Brown , Papllllon ; W. 0. South-
wick , Friend : A. Johnson , Curtis ; A. A.
Kendall. St. Paul ; 1) . C. Howard , Kearney ;
B. F. Hallor , Blair ; Jim Perry , Tllden ; Mrs.
E. Ryan and daughter , Wymore ; T. W. Den
nis , 0. J. Anderson , M. 0. Remington , W.
Miller , W. Lamson , Nollgh ; John McGuIre ,
T. McCorly , Wymoro ; A. J. Zls. Superior ;
J. O. KUtnor. Falrbury ; 0. H. Adam.
O'Neill ; J. E. Ong , Geneva ; A. L. Smalls , '
Fremont : C. B. Coffey. Pat Egan. Plaits-
mouth ; S. O. Hellker , Wllbcr ; J. R. Yount ,
W. W. Blackman , Fremont ; H. 8. Reed , O.
II. Osborne , Lincoln ; A. J. Hevcal , Brock ;
J. W. Powell , Falls city ; J. T. Wlesnmn ,
Lincoln ; P. Q. Gordon. Wabaah ; D. J.
Haynes , Holyoke ; John Quint ) , Wood River ;
Pat Nlnar , Wood River ; J. M. Marsh , Fre
mont ; M. W , Walsh , Aurora.
CITY COURCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Council Bojtcta the Bit ! of tbo Pardeo
Electric Light Company ,
ADOPTED THE PLANS OF THE COMMITTEE
A Majority of the Council 1'ollonB the I.ciul
of llnflcitll ntnl It In Decided to
Ask'for Mow Illds for
The spectral apparition of Hascall's omni
bus electric light ordinance , once consigned
to earth by a majority vote of the city
council , thcnco resurrected to servo the pur
pose of the Wiley contingent , stalked Into
the council chamber last night. Its appear
ance had been carefully anticipated and the
necessary ten votes were anxiously waiting
to give It another lease of life. Thomas
and Spccht fell Into line nnd their votes
made the quota necessary to repudiate the
former action of the council In accepting the
bid f Pardeo & Co. and to provide for
a readvcrtlsement under the provisions of
the general ordinance which was formally
rclntroduced and laid over for one week
under the rules.
The expected action In regard to the elec
tric light ordinances drew a considerable at
tendance of Interested citizens. S. L. Wiley
was on hand early , and held earnest confer
ences with.various members In the commit
tee room while- the members were waiting
for a quorum. The plans of the Joint com
mittee were carried out In detail , as reported
In yesterday's Bee. The majority report
recommended the substitution of the rejuve
nated Hascall ordinance for the ordinances
granting franchises to the Thompson-Hous
ton company and Pardeo & Co. and provided
for a rcadvertlscment for bids under the
provisions of the substitute ordinance. The
minority report , signed by Calm and Lemly ,
recommended the passage of both the former
ordinances and of similar ordinances for the
benefit of any additional companies that
might desire to bid for the privilege of sup
plying electric light for the city.
Elsasser moved the adoption of the minor
ity report. Hascall claimed that the minor
ity report was out of order , as It referred to
different ordinances from the one recom
mended by the majority of the committee.
Burkley opined that as the majority of the
committee had retained possession of the
ordinances for more than the thirty days al
lowed by law the minority was perfectly
justified In offering a report. The chair de
cided that both reports were In order , lias-
call moved to amend the minority report by
striking out all that referred to ordinances
not In possession of the minority of the
committee. No one seemed to know just
what that meant , but It was passed , and
then Hascall amended Elsasser's motion by
moving the adoption of the minority report.
Saunders took occasion to remark that he
did not approve of the general ordinance ,
but If the city was going to bci benefited by
obtaining cheaper light , it was a different
thing. He would vote for the majority re
port with the understanding that the ordi
nance would not be passed until after the
bids were received.
Wheeler said ho was going to vote for
the general ordinance because a majority of
the council hod voted to defeat It before.
He read a telegram from the Excelsior Elec
tric company of Chicago , stating that they
were willing to furnish the lights for less
than $112 , and claimed that the passage of
the Hascall ordinance would make the cost
of electric lights 33 % per cent cheaper.
HOW THEY VOTED.
The majority report was adopted by the
following vote : Yeas Back , Bcchel , Ed
wards , Hascall , Jacobsen , Parker , Saunders ,
Specht , Thomas , Wheeler 10. Nays Bruner ,
Burkley , Calm , Elsasser , Lemly , Howell C.
Holmes nnd McAndrews were absent.
In connection with the committee report
the advertisement tor-bids us drawn up by
the committee was presented for approval.
It called for supplying not less than 200 nor
moro than 300 lights for a period of ono year
at a uniform rate of .not moro than $112 per
year. The lights wera to have n capacity of
forty-fivo volts and 9.5 amphores , the con
tract to terminate January 1 , 1895. This
would make the contract practically cover
only a month , as the Wiley contract does not
expire until November 28.
Bcchel read the decision of the Minnesota
seta Judges , which had been previously read
to the committee , In which It was alleged
that the city of Minneapolis had no power
to make a contract for a longer period than
ono year. He claimed that this was n
sufficient reason why the Omaha council
could not enter Into a contract for a longer
period. Specht declared that no company
on earth could come in and put In a plant on
a yearly contract and such action amounted
to a practical prohibition of competition.
If the city could only make a contract for
a year , then what was going to be done In
the case of the gasoline , garbage and asphalt
Saunders offered an amendment that the
time of the contract should be Increased to
three years. Ho contended that the Minnesota
seta decision was not In point. The char
ter of Minneapolis was not Identical with
that of Omaha. In any case this decision
was simply a construction placed upon the
law by a lower court and had not yet been
passed upon by the supreme court. There
was nothing to prevent the council from en
tering Into a contract for any reasonable
Calm asked , why all this talk about a max
imum rate and yearly contracts had not been
heard before. The members had never
spoken of It until there was a possible
chance of competition , and now It was
brought up to muzzle It. Burkley said that
ho was opposed to advertising for bids for
any length of time. The council had already
received bids which had never been rejected.
In fact , they had been accepted , and the
council could not award a contract to ono
company and thtn go to work and readver-
tlse. The recommendation of the committee
was changed BO as to provide for receiving
bids for both ono and three years , and was
then adopted by the same vote that approved
the remainder of the majority report.
Later In the evening when the substitute
ordinance came up for adoption the fight was
renewed with the same result. Hascall's
motion that It lay over under the rules was
passed by the same ten to six vote ,
PASSED OVER THE VETO.
The mayor's veto of the resolution passed
at the previous meeting appointing Lewis
M. Rheem to perform the duties of city
electrician was on the ground that the reso
lution was In effect the appointment of a
city electrician when the power to appoint
that officer was vested In the mayor. The
resolution was passed over the veto , Bruner ,
Calm , Elsasser and Lemly voting to sustain
The usual number of estimates on public
Improvements and several for damages on
account of personal Injuries were read nnd
referred. A request from the West Side Im
provement club to have the Lcavenwoith
street railway line extended to Fifty-fourth
street was also referred ,
A 'resolution by Hnscall that the city at
torney bo Instructed to make nn effort to
obtain an order from the United .States cir
cuit court to the receivers of the Union Pacific
cific- railway Instructing them to provide
better depot accommodations In Omaha was
referred to the committee on Judiciary. Reso
lutions were adopted directing the chaliman
of the Board of Public Works to remove
the squatters from Walnut street , between
Second and Third streets ; ordering Sherman
avenue repavcd from Fourth street north to
the city limits , and ordering the water works
company to lay a main at Its own expense
on North Nineteenth street from Lake to
The appointment by the mayor of John F
Flock. W. II. Gates and 0. H. Prltchett a
appraisers for damages on account of grad
Ing Woolworth avenue from Thlrly-socon
avenue to Thirty-six street was approved.
The report of the finance commute
against allowing a bill of H , P. Hayes for de
tectlvo services was adopted ,
NOT UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
The same action was taken with n repor
of the judiciary committee rcrommcndtn
that the matter of compelling the assessor
of Douglas county to nscesi property accord
Ing to law be left until the next session o
By resolution the city offices were orderci
closed at 1 p. m. Saturdays , between May
and October 1 , and the elevator boys wll
bo allowed to alternate In taking a half holt
day at the same time.
The contracts Mid bonds of M. J. Hughe
and E. Dcncdlct for the construction of per
mancnt sidewalks were approved.
The members of the committee having In
charge- the repairing ot the Sixteenth strec
viaduct reported that Solicitor Thurslon o
the Union Pacific had assured them that hi
road was willing to pay Its apportionment o
the expense , but that they were as yet un
able to obtain the consent of the Burlington
railroad nnd the street railway company
They were given another week In which to
complete their report , and the city cnglncc
was directed to confer with the rallroai
engineers In respect to the matter.
The resolution of the Board of Park Com
mlssloncrs requesting the council to borrow
$0,840 from the park fund with which to pay
damages resulting from the opening of th
Florence boulevard was referred to the spe
Ordinances were Introduced as follows
April appropriation ordinance ; providing fo
refunding taxes paid on the Tenth street via
duct ; providing penalties for the violation o
the ordinance regulating the construction o
buildings ; requiring applicants for building
permits to give the locations of the buildings
as to street and lot lines ; amending the ordl
nance regulating the removal of garbage
ordering the construction of n brick culver
at Forty-eighth nnd Leavenworth streets
repealing the ordinance widening FoilrtI
street from Williams street to Poppletoi
avenue ; declaring the necessity of changing
the grade of Thirty-third street , from Far
nam to DCdge streets ; Increasing the salar >
of the clerk for the Board of Public Works
and amending the ordinances relating to
sidewalks and the distribution of advertising
The ordinance creating the Florence boule
vard was passed without opposition.
Drop n 1'ostul Cnril
To R. F. Hunter , 209 Boston building , Den
ver , Colo. , If you want a pamphlet to tell
you all about the new gold camp at Balfour ,
"I notice the Chicago Times Is endeavor
ing to defend Congressman Bryan In his
fight with party enemies in Nebraska , " said
a staid old JacSsonlan yesterday. "It seems
a trifle unfortunate , however , that a man
as able as Bryan Is must go ko far from
homo to find a champion. Ills friends here
want him to run for governor , while the
Mortonlan wing of the party Is seeking his
political destruction. I have heard that
Bryan Is In a quandary he docs not today
know whether he shall run for governor
or stand again for re-election to congress.
Success In either direction , his friends urge ,
would make him ati eligible candidate for
the United States senate next winter to
succeed Senator Manderson. The old demo
cratic war horses fear Bryan , and are doing
all they can to smother him.
" x-Govcrnor will tie
"I hear that - Boyd
brought out as a candidate for congress in
this district. I take It that Congresman
Mercer will ask the republicans for a re-
nomlnatlon. and In that event It will be
a hotly-contested campaign In this city next
fall. Mercer can thank Ills stars that ho
was not calied upon to perform the danger
ous duty of naming certain of his friends
for official positions , and consequently of
offending the ninety nnd nine of his other
friends who were candidates for the same
positions. Men In the camp of the opposi
tion assert that ex-Governor Boyd can have
the unanimous nomination to represent the
Second district of Nebraska In the Fifty-
third and Fifty- fourth congress If ho wants
"By the way , Mercer's visit here two or
three weeks ago was not altogether for the
purpose of fixing up his fences , as was sup
posed. In every man's lite , iliero Is a ro
mance , nnd pretty well authenticated rumors
whisper that In the near future ho will wed
a beautiful lady who resides not far distant
from the laughing waters of Mlnnelmha.
"Considerable Interest ? Is manifested In
state republican politics just now. Candi
dates for the gubernatorial nomination are
springing up on all sldqs. From the date
ot the meeting of the state central com
mittee hero on the 22d the open contest will
begin. While nothing definite can be said
as to the way the cat will jump , my opinion
Is that the horde of party barnacles will
suffer many hard Jolts. The talk I hear
leads mo to conclude that the brood of state
house and cell house cuckoos will have to
fly to another perch. Of course It Is too
soon to form any definite Idea of results , but
the sentiment I gather Is In favor of a new
deal In republican politics. You remember
9ie democrats had less than 40,000 votes in
the last state election. You albo know that
the failure of the democratic administration
at Washington has estranged many men
who had the past few years voted with that
party. So you see the republicans of Ne
braska have a chance to regain lost strength
this year , If the state convention shall rise
to the occasion. "
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Showers anil Cooler AVcntlior for Nclmislca
WASHINGTON , May 8. The Indications
for Wednesday nre :
For Nebraska Showci a ; cooler ; winds
shifting to northwcht.
For Iowa Showoro and probably thunder
storms ; warmer In the northeast nnU cooler
In the west portion ; south winds , becoming
variable. , , ,
For Missouri Showers nnd probably
thunder storms ; showers In the Houthein
portion tonight ; warmer , except nenrly sta
tionary temperature In the extreme eastern
portion ; south winds.
For South Dakota Showers ; cooler ; north
For Kansas Showers ; cooler , except
nearly stationary tempeiuture In the south
west portion ; soulh , shifting to west winds.
Omen OK TUB WEATIIRII Uuittuu. OMAIIA ,
May 8. Omaha reconl of tompurnluro and
ralnfallcoinp.irod with oorrospondlnjf day of
past four years :
1 18Q4. 1803. 1S02. 1801.
Maximum tamporatiuo 82 = 03411 = 8' ! =
Minimum Uiiuporutiiro. 48 = 40 = 37 = r.r,3
Avunico temperature , . 05 = 00 = 4208 =
Precipitation 00 . .3710 .00
Stutomont showing the uoudltlon of torn-
porr.turotind prauipltatlon at Omaha for the
day anil slnco March 1 , IS'Jl :
Normal temporuturo 00 =
Kvcesu forthtclay. ; . po
Excess since Murch 1 3-103
Normal procluiUtlrm H ncli
Dullcluncy for thoday. . .14 Inch
Deficiency slneo Murcli 1 2.25 Inch ub
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Ever told as cheap from tin
' ' , yo" 1)lck ) > 'mr cll ° 'co ' v
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ni ! ri'iu'h iMlbrlor-
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Harvard Jersey ribbed , fig
trimmed underwear , cost you
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All wo charge for genuine French
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You compare 'em to any $1.GO underwear
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