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8 THE ( XMAITA BAll Y 1IET3 : TtTlSSDAT , JANUATIY 12 , 1897.
EFFECTS OF AN EXPOSITION
Good that Oomes from Gathering Together
Many Diverse Interests ,
VIEWS EXPRESSED BY PRESIDENT WATTLES
< if tin- ( iron ! SlumIn Oiunlin
Will Ilo .Mm-li ToMiiril IM'Vfl-
noticed Increase In en-
Asked If ho any
thuslanm In support of the Transmlsstsalppl
and International Exposition among the
business men throughout the country. Presi
dent Ourdon W. Wattles said :
"I think the friends of the exposition are
becoming more numerous and deter
mined every day , ind with each
step forward some of those who op
posed the enterprise from the start are fallIng -
Ing Into line. The sentiment Bccms to be
growing that wo must do comcthlng to otart
thla city and transmlsslsslppl country up
the grade again , and that the flmt and best
thing In do Is , If possible , to attr.ict capital
and Immigration In this direction. At the
first mention of this exposition a few men
eaw In It a great advertising echome for
Omaha and the entire went. Many said
It could not bo made a miccoss on account
of the times ; that congress would do noth
ing for It , and when the proposl'lanvrn
made to raise $250,000 by subscriptions to
stock , It was dinicult to get our leading
business men In undertake such a task.
Hut when congress did pass an act , authoriz
ing the expenditure of $200.000 , some of UHMO
who had not seriously considered the propo
sition before , became lt active mpporteis.
When the committees secured over JIOO.OOO
In subscriptions , with numerous largo In-
tcr to yet to hear from , which should swell
the amount to at least JGOO.OOO , many i.oro :
doubters canio over with the hopeful. Hut
thcro are some yet who , while in favor of
the exposition , doubt our ability to hold It.
This has been true of every expasl'lon or
other great public enterprise. At Chicago
there were many who opposed the World's
fair and used the same arguments we now
hear against the oxpcsltlon. They E.-.ld
the city was too poor ; the streets wcro not
In proper condition ; there were not a suffi
cient number of hotels , and there was not
time to get ready. At San Francisco all these
arguments wcro urged with double fore
and yet they did make a great success
both those places. At San Kranclsco tin
opened their gates eight months after tl
Midwinter fair was first mentioned. It w
originated and ca.rled out during the greato
panic this country has ever seen. Over i
000.000 people passed through Us gates , at
over $ f.0.000 remained In the treasury oft
all obligations were discharged. "
OF OTI1KII EXPOSITIONS.
Asked as to his opinion as to the rcsul
of the exposition on the transmlsslsslp
country. Mr. Wattles said :
"I can only Judge by what similar expos
tlons have done for other sections. Tl
World's fair did not particularly advert !
any locality. It-was a great educational su
cess. In architecture , science , mechanic
electricity , and even music and religion ,
marked a now epoch In history. To Chlcai
and the lines of transportation ccnterli
there the greatest Ilnanclal benefits were d
rived. The city of Chicago gave $5,000,0
In bonds to the exposition. The asscssi
valuation of the city Increased nearly $20f
000.000 In one year , and the taxes on th
Increase alone for two years would pay o
the bonds they gave. Besides this direct br
cflt to the city. It Is estimated that $1,000,0
dally was expended In the city by vlslto
during the entire exposition.
"At Atlanta the exposition did much'
stnrt the tide of Immigration and caplt
Bouth , and the good effects of the advcrtlsli
of the resources can bo readily seen by tl
Increased prosperity which prevails In tl
southern states at this time. Speaking
the Immediate benefits of their exposltlo
the editor of the Atlanta Constitution sa'
they got back $100 for every $1 expended.
"At Sun Francisco the effect of the expos
tlon was especially beneficial to the sta
of California. Its climate. Its fruit ar
wines and other resources were brought i
the attention of the world , and the In fit :
of capital and Increase of population has bee
phenomenal since. They have known Hit :
of the hard times and depression we 1m
felt during the past three years.
"The further growth of Omaha dopeni
upon the development of the country wci
of us. Wo are the natural commercli
metropolis for a great and undeveloped com
try , reaching westward to the coast. Till
great transmlsslRslppl country has untol
wealth Ir. agricultural lands , that need bi
the developing agencies of civilization to fin
nlsh happy homes for millions who now Hv
In poverty In crowded cities. Thcro ar
mountains of gold and silver , subterranea
lakes of oil. great deposits of coal. Iron an
minerals of every kind , that have never bee
hoard of by but few of the people of eve
our own country. It Is to advertise thes
natural advantages that we propose to hoi
this exposition. Marvin Hughltt well undci
stood the advantages and appreciated th
results of this enterprise when ho said a fe\ \
days ago that It offered the best means o
advertising the west of anything that lia
ever been proposed. "
IWOMS If Oil IJ.VI'OSl'I'KI.V OKFICKIl !
Srlfflcil on Sixth Flour of I'axtoi
The executive committee of the Transmls
dssippl Expedition held a meeting ycstcrda
at the Commercial club and adjourned ti
visit the rooms on the filxth floor of tin
I'axton block , which will be the permanen
headquarters of the exposition as soon ai
they can bo placed In condition for occti
pancy. The committee selected the roomi
at the southwest corner of the fioor am
will add additional rooms as the needs of tlu
various departments require.
The exact arrangement of the several do-
partmcnts of the exposition will , be decided
later , but It was determined that the Do.
partmcnt of Publicity should remain In Itr
present locution In The Dee building. Ii :
this connection Manager Itosewater stated
the department required so much of his
tlmo that unless It was close to his office
It would ho Impossible for him to give II
his attention. The Department of Ways and
Means will be Installed In the now quarters
us soon nn possible. This will carry the
secretary's ofilco with It , and the headquar
ters will be removed from The Hue bulldliiE
to thu Paxton block within a few days.
James Sheaklcy , governor of Alaska , was
appointed vice president for that territory
to roprercnt the exposition.
IIiii-klln'N Arulfii Sitlvr.
The best salvo In the world for cuts ,
bruises , eorcs , ulcers , .salt rheum , fever sores ,
totter , chapped hands , chilblains , corns and
all skin eruptions , and positively cures piles
or no pay required , It IB guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price
5 cents per box.
Highest Honors World's Fair ,
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
Com Ammonia , Alum or any other adulteiant.
40 Years the Standard ,
DINCIIIMINATINH AHAIXST OMAHA.
Objection * to Action of I\IONMII | |
IHrrolorK 1'roNcrlliliiuHome Tnlcnt.
OMAHA , Jan , 11. To the Editor of The
Hoes I notice In the prcia reports that
General Mandernon Introduced a resolution
last Saturday which was adopted by the ex
position directory , authorizing the employ
ment of an oriKlncer and landscape architect
to report upon the relative merit of the
proposed ultra , such engineer and architect
to bo non-resident of Omaha. This , like n
former rcaolutlo , directing t -1 employment
of an exposition (7) engineer as xencrallRiilmo ,
has the odor ot an exclusive -100. It pro
claims thai uhut they advertise to bo a
mctropnlltlan city of 150,000 population la
after all a village and that It has not one
competent professional man capable to
determine the most ordinary problems of
municipal engineering or that there Is none
GUfllclently hontwt to be trusted with the
preparation of an abstract ot facts touching
the relative merits of various respective
The Introducer of this resolution a few
years ago denounced the sulxicrlber , who was
then In Omaha , before the Treasury depart
ment as an engineer whoso profiles and
reports were false and absolutely unreliable ,
bceau.sc , In deference to the written request
of lion- . John M. Thurston. Alvln Sounders
and others , he had prepared plats and profiles
of the various proposed poslofilcc sites with
an abstract of their relative merits , from an
engineering point of view , which , among
other things , contained the statement that It
sclented the Sixteenth street site would re
quire nn additional expense for piling under
the foundation * to Insure a uniform bearing ,
as the measurements made Indicated that
water would bo struck thirteen feel below
the grade surface. In view of the gcnoral'a
denial a special Investigation was ordered
inadn , and the government expert sent to
Omaha returned to Washington with a
report that my statements os well as profiles
were absolutely correct.
After this site was selected , In place of
manfully admitting the truth and providing
for a proper foundation , the architect , ap
pointed on the recommendation of General
.Mandctson , perslstrntly denied the existence
of a water stratum , willfully misrepresented
the facts , claiming that the water was only
seepage water from leaky service pipes , anxl
proceeded with ( he construction Just as If a
uniform foundation existed. Hod It not
been for a timely change In architects , this
building would liavo been wrecked before
It was two-thirds up. After thn change the
entire iron framework within was stayed and
modified at a very large expense , so as to
Insure as uniform bearing no possible , and
a drain ditch Is now being constructed under
contract at an expense of about $5,000
to draw the water from the build
ing foundation , whilst a pump is kept con
stantly at work to keep It nt a low level.-
Thus the structure Is kept In a sort of
sickly physical condition , with the probabili
ties of future uneven settling and cracking
duo to this Ir excusable neglect.
I cite this to raise the question whether , us
In this case , an honest engineer Is really
wanted for the analysis of the proposed ex
position Bites. It seems to have been In
timated that local engineers should be dis
qualified from serving because they are-
liable to be prejudiced. Upon that theory
loc.il attorneys should not be ocloc'cd for
Judges In our courts , but should be selected
from neighboring states. As a matter of
fact any local , reputable engineer U more
liable to glvo an honest abstract of the
merits and demerits of respective slte-rt than
such non-rcsldcnts as may solicit the brief
employment , as the latter. If Inclined to be
llshoncat , come "for what there Is In It. "
ind , having nothing at stake locally , are
more prone to yield to the Insidious In-
luence of interested iiartlea , while , on tl
I'fcrr hand , the resident engineer would Hi ;
this climate too hot for him the moment h
dishonesty was discovered.
I do not wish to bo understood as objcc
Ing to the employment of any reputable ci
glncers who are competent , whether resldei
or non-resident , but I claim that the ill ;
crimination against Omaha engineers nr
architects ijpon such flimsy pretexts as ha\
been cited Is uncalled for and that tl
alleged reasons arc unfounded and Infaraou
If thr > exposition directory 'prefers the en
ploymcnt of other than local talent It
Its privilege .to go to Chicago , New Yorl
Paris or elsewhere for such help. What
object to Is the spreading upon the recorc
and publishing It broadcr-st that Omaha , ei
gluecrs are to be specially proscribed froi
employment In the TransmlsslsslppI Expos
tlon. Whilst It may be po. alble that soin
of them have not mibscrlbcd quite as hr-avll
as some of the directors who represent larf
corporations , they have not been overlooks
by the stock subscription solicitors and hav
subscribed ns much as their limited 'near
enable them to pay.
Culni-rli In UKIllnil
Is a dangerous disease. It may lead d
rectly to consumption. Catarrh Is cause
by Impure blood , and the true way to cur
It Is by purifying the blood. Hood's Sai
saparlPa cures catarrh because It remove
the cause of It by purifying the blood. Thoi
sands testify that they have been cured b
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable and d
not purge , pain or gripe. All druggists. Jo-
Why buy ready-made garments when NIc
oil the Tailor will cut them to your ordei
for o trifie more ?
IX THU IJMTHII STATES COUU'l
Of I.IIHlV ' . 'k Of ( llf. Xo
Judge McIIugh commenced ycstcrda ;
on the last week of thfe November term o
the federal court. He will devote the weel
to criminal business , taking a part of Satur
day to announce decisions In cases whlcl
ho has had under advisement.
Judge Woolson will come over from low :
on Wednesday to hear an argument for :
new trial in the Felix Murray case , and wll
hand down decisions in a couph
of cases he has been considering
Ho will remain a couple of days and maj
hear a law case In which Judge Mcllugr
was formerly associated as counsel.
The court Is now occupied with the secont
trial of James Dallcy , charged with tlu
burglary of the postolllce at Clark's. The
Jury disagreed at the former trial.
A case was filed In the court yesterda >
entitled the American Loan and Trust com
pany against the Omaha & Republican Val
ley and the Union Pacific Hallway Companies
and their Receivers. H Is a petition of the
treasurer of Gage county asking that an
order of court be Issued directing the re
ceivers of the roads to pay certain taxes ,
amounting to $ I39.C3.
Gcorgo Crowell of Danci-oft , convicted some
tlmo ago of disposing of liquors to Indians ,
has bowl brought down to have sentence
passed upon htm. Ho Is said to bo an old
offender In this line of transgressions.
dork Hlllls of the circuit court has made
seine decided changes in his olllco. The
twelve-foot file case which has stood against
the north wall of the main room has been
moved over to the west wall , and another
cast ) of the same slue has been brought In
from 'one of the other rooms and placed
ngalnst the west wall. This necessitates
the closing of Iho door which has been
used for years a'u a general entrance. The
counter which stood along the west aide
of this room has been moved over against
the north wall and supports two largu open
Hie casrt ) . Mr. Hlllla says thcso changca
tvlll enable him to have all the paper/j be
longing to the olllco on I Vie In thL'i room , In-
itead of being scattered through several
rooms In the building , and that these Im
provements will answer the requirements
if the office till the new government building
s ready for occupancy. The general en-
ranco to the clerk's1 ofiU-e will hereafter bo
nado through the door In the north room.
> vhlch has been closed to the public In the
last. Mr. mills will have his desk In that
oem ami one ot the typewriters will bo
uoved Into the south room.
The king of pIIU u IJcccnam's JJcocham'z
( Mil IIiillitliiKN
Uulldlng Inspector Ilarto lias condemned
ho buildings located at 41S-21 South Four-
fcnth street. These are the wooden struc-
urea on the west Bldo of the street Just south
> C the Pacific fixprc company building ,
eng known as the Eagle hotel , and another
the old frame blacksmith shop on the
orner of Howard street. AU the buildings
iiivo been lu a tumble-down condition for
No Safer Remedy can be had for Coughs
ml Colds , or any trcuble.oJ the Throat , than
'Urown'H ' Hroucblal Troches. " Price 26 ct .
iold only lu uoxei ,
B1NCIIAM NAMES CHAIRMEN
Mon Selected to Fill Important Places in
the Oonncil Organization ,
COUNCIL COMMITTEE SLATE PREPARED
I'rcxlilrtit of the lloily HciiicinlxTH Illx
mill ( ilvt'N TliLMii the
Choice I'lncoH nt HIM
President Dlngham has been busy during
the past week In making up the standing
committees for 1897 , which ho will probably
appoint tomorrow night. The list Is now
complete , and although It Is possible that
one or two changes may bo made before the
committees are submitted to the council , It
Is moro likely that It will remain la Us
present form. The president has met the
anticipations of his friends by assigning the
best committees to the members who helped
to m.ikc him president , and the others arc
compelled to take what Is left. As a
result , Councilman Wheeler Is relegated to
an unimportant committee for the first tlmo
In many years. Ho draws the chairmanship
of plats and additions , while Mercer , who was
an oppctiltloiii candidate for the presidency ,
will be chairman of the committee on rules.
As no docun'cnt was referred to either of
these committees during 1S9G , It Is presumed
that their duties will not be arduous. Hcchel
fare-s .1 llttlo better , drawing the committee
on police and a place on finance. The follow
ing la the full list of chairmanships as the
slate now stands :
Judiciary , Iunt ; finance , Ilcnawa ; claims ,
Duncan ; grades and grading , Stuhtj streets ,
alleys and boulevards , Axford ; police , Bechel !
public property and buildings , Christie ; lire
and water , Hurmcstcr ; gas and electric
lights , Karr ; sidewalks and bridges , Allan ;
printing , Hurkley ; sewerage , Mount ; paving ,
curbing and guttering , Flynn ; viaducts and
railways , O'Malley ; telegraph and telephone
lines Crocker ; plats and additions ,
Wheeler ; rules , Mercer. Axford , Ilurmcoter
and Hurkley have the same committees that
they had last year. All the other chairmen
are comparatively new to the dutica that
they will be called upon to perform , and It
will probably be a couple of weeks before
they get their work In hand ready to begin
the business of the year In earnest.
The sergeant-at-arms question Is also to be
settled tonight. Wheeler's promised or-
dlnanco providing for the abolition of the
olllco will bo burled by a reference to some
committee that can : be trusted to take care
that It 1 > ? not resurrected. If the ordinance
had been suggested by someone else It Is
said that It might have stood a chance of
Consideration , but there Is a disposition on
the part of some members of the present
majority In the council to sit down on any
thing that Wheeler may propose , regardless
of Us merits or demerits. U Is practically
certain that someone will be sergeant-al
arms. The olfice may be abolished by the
majority later on , but the effort liu that
direction Is not likely to bo successful at
this time. The choice lies between Frank
Planck , the present sergeant-nt-arms , and
Tom McVlttle , who 13 practically the choice
of the inajcrlty. Planck's friends say that
ho hns a cinch on reappolntment , but the
leaders ot the majority declare that Mc-
Vlttlo will have the job.
Look out for cheap substitutes ! Hewai
of new remedies. Dr. Hull's Cough Syru
has stood the test for nearly fifty years.
Think of It ! $15 for a Bull cut to you
order from $23 woolens ! Nicoll the Talloi
TIIHOUOHK III.l'KClIKIl DISAI'I'ISAII
KrliMiilN t'llltlilr to l.i'itrn of ( lit * Mull'
"Where Is Theodore Bluccher ? " la a que-i
tlon that Is being asked by many of tl :
German people of the city. The query
also being wade by the members of Teutonl
lodge , Oi\lcr of the World , of which bed
Dliiechcr was treasurer until the lodge clei
tlons last December. No ono can answc
the question , although It U very certain tlu
Hluccher Is not In the city.
Dluecher Is a blacksmith who resided I
the vicinity of Eighteenth and Vinton afreet :
He had two sons , both of whom arc ban
working boys. He also has a wife. Shi
however , has been In a somewhat critic :
mental condition. On this account Illuechc
has been much worried -and this U looke
upon by some of the missing man's friend
aa an explanation of hU disappearance. 1
Is stated that at ono time ho threatened t
kill himself on account of his worry ovc
the woman. The members of Teutonla lodgi
however , have another explanation of th
matter. Dluccher as treasurer of the lodg
had about $200 on hand and this lie dc
pcslted In the German Savings bank. In th
same account he had some. $100 of his ow
money. Thus , when the bank closed ho ha
about $300 In It. Thcro Is no doubt of till ;
as he showed his bank book to hla friends.
Last December the lodge elected new o |
ficcra. Ono of these was a treasurer , a sue
ccssor to Uluecher. This successor demandc
the lodge money from Bluecher. The latte
explained the situation , saying that the fum
was tied up In the bank. The lodge mem
bers asked the unpleasant question :
"What did you do with your money ? '
and Dluccher became worried. He informed
the olllccrs that he had sold the account Ii :
the German Savings bank at a discount
hut to his friends he paid that he had done
no such thing. This complicated matters ,
The man's friends say that ho had no busi
Thursday of last week Dluecher applied tea
a Farnam street saloonkeeper for a loan ol
$ S. The saloonkeeper said he would cash a
check for the amount. Hluccher drew a
check upon the Omaha National bank for
$ S. It was accepted bccauio Dluccher ha.l
given similar chcckfi before and the money
was turned over to him. When the piece
of paper was presented to the bank , It was
not honored. It was said that Dluccher had
withdrawn his money. Uluecher has not
been seen since.
Friends of the man cannot account for lib
disappearance. They say that he had
property In this city , on which ho could
have easily raised money. They think that
he may have become frightened , however ,
that he would bo prosecuted on his bond
for the money duo the lodge. Others ca.it
nround for other reasons for his dlsappcar-
ince. Stll lothers are trying to make tlicin-
Eelves believe that he has gene away on a
business trip. _ _
\OT IX THU DIAMOM1 .MATCH DUAL.
John AV. lioiuio Ui-iilcM Mint lit * llor-
rinvfil Company .Money.
John W , Doano , one of the receivers of the
Jnlon Pacific , was last week re-elected prcal-
lent of the Merchants' Loan and Trutt com-
tany of Chicago , whlnh position ho declined
o accept for this year. At that tlmo It
vas reported that while president of that
lorporatlon ho had been a heavy borrower
rom thct fuml.i ot the company and that hens
\ns also Involved In the deal which caused
he sensational failure of the Diamond Mutch
'ompany ' last summer.
Yesterday Mr. Doano said to a Dee re-
lorter that there was not the slightest truth
n the latter report , nor , so far as ho was
, ware , the slightest foundation for mtcli a
lory. He said that he had been re-elected
resilient of the company and for personal
eosons declined the position , He had tcle-
raplied his refusal from Omaha while ho
. as hero Inat week , He emphatically denied
hat ho had been a borrower from the com-
any's funds or that he had been In any way
onnccted With the failure of the Diamond
latch company. Ho added that a correction
f tlicso erroneous reports had been made
KIUMVII In Oiiliilui.
Thomas 0. Conkllng , the Plnkcrton agent
f Kansas City who committed suicide there
unday morning , was very well known to
ho pollco authorities and the police re
ar t era ot thin city. Ho made frequent
rips to Omaha on 1ms In CUB and Invariably
miewed hla acquaintances on such occa-
Ions. Ho was In the city fast for a couple
f days ju t bcforo last Chrlutmaa. Conk
ing WUH well liked by his Omaha friends.
lo wns a imall man and looked considerably
Idcr than ho really was , 35 years of age.
la was very quiet , Ho was cheerful In MB
otiVL'rwatlon , and the nowa ot his suicide.
as entirely unexpected. ,
noAitu op uwrovi'ioN KIXANCIS.
on WhiHur Out ( lie Deficit
.Now Hi. ( SUM.
Ono ot the first qncntlons .that will cngago
the attention ot thonnow Hoard of Educa
tion Is the amount that' the city council will
bo asked to levy for cdhool purposes. The
appropriation that the board will ask for
this year will be * considerably In excess of
any that has ever been , demanded bcforo and
will not fall far shortof $200,000 In excess
of the amount that -will be available from
saloon licenses anil cither sources , nsldo
from direct taxation.
Ono year ago the. board discussed the Idea
of asking about the same amount , but
finally compromised by asking for the
equivalent of a 7 mills levy , which would
liavo been something less than $123,000.
Even this woa refused by the council and
& levy of G mills was granted. At the pres
ent rate ot expenditure this has proved en
tirely Inadequate to run the schools. The
deficit of $ GO.OOO which existed at the end
nf the school year , last July , will bo nearly
doubled at the end of the current school
year. Members ot the board declare that
every possible retrenchment that could bo
suggested without direct and permanent In
jury to the schoois has been tried and that
It Is Impossible to further reduce the ex-
nonaca. The finance committee will meet
some time this week to begin the cor.nldera-
lion of the quostlon and the general Im-
liresslon Is that members will ask for a levy
in the basis of an expenditure of $400,000
luring the next fiscal year. Of this amount
nearly $350,000 will be required to run the
jchools and the remainder to apply on the
outstanding deficit , which Is estimated
$111,000 at the end of the school year nc
July. On the 1S9T valuation 1 mill of ta
atlo'n carries an apparent revenue of near
$17,500. The real revenue Is material
less. The receipts from saloon licenses ai
other sources are estimated at about $211
000 , .and consequently the uouncll will
compelled to make a levy of about 11 mil
In order to carry out the purposes of tl
board , U Is not considered likely that It w
go to that extent , but U Is practically ns3iir <
that the levy will be considerably In exce
of the 5 mills granted one year ago.
In case the amount nskod for Is not granti
by the council the Idea of Issuing bon
to take up the deficit will probably be co
sldered by the board. Just before the fir
of the year , when the receipts from saloi
licenses were used to take up the outstan
Ing Indebtcilnesa , there were warrants a
grcgatlng $153,000. drawing 7 per cent I
terest , on account of the school fund. /
the receipts from licenses were nearly wlpi
out In the liquidation of tills sum. It w
only be a matter of a few months unl
the deficit again begins to nssumc trcmc
dons proportions. It hns been suggcali
that bonds could bo floated that would dra
4 per cent Interest and thu < 3 save the ta
payers 3 per cent on the amount of wa
rants outstanding. The Idea has been ill
cussed to some extent by members of tl
board , and so far seems to be received wl
favor. The legal aspects of the propcsltk
have not been Investigated , but these wl
be considered when the matter la broug ]
before the board.
OMAHA SAVIXKS 1IAXIC IlKPOSIT. .
HIIHIIC AVI 11 CiiMli Tlicm In MinlU-
AinoitiilN on Orfnlii CondllIOIIM.
I will take a limited number of Omah
Savings dcposltu , allowing par value , t
apply on the purchase price of new pianos.
No'discount will be taken off. You gt
the full amount of your deposit. Thosewh
made these savings with a view to Investln
In pianos or organs , will avail thcicnelvc
of this opportunity , without IOF.S of time , t
make a saving ? bank out of their nc\ \
piano , while those vho have made the !
ravings for other objects will do well t
accept this offer.
This proposition should be Investigated a
once , as we can accept'only a limited mm ;
bcr of deposits , for which remember yo
4-ct 100 cents on the dollar.
A. HOSPE , Jr. ,
1513 Douglas St.
Il's a snap ! $15 and $20 takes a choice o
our $25 , $30 and ? 3G suite. . Nicoll 'tho Talloi
Mrnlx oil ( InHuroi | * nii IMnii.
The dollar-"a-mcal methoa of opcratln
lining cars Is no longer In vogue on th
Turlington route. Something better lin
: akcn Usplace. . Meals are now served on th
European plan you pay only for- what yo
The pay-for-what-you-ordcr way Is th
inly right way to run a dining car. It 1
n operation on our
5:00 : p. m. train for Chicago.
1:35 : p. m. train for' Denver.
9:05 : a. m. train for Kansas City.
Prices are reasonable and the service I
is good as It can be.
Tickets and berths at 1502 Farnam st.
HKI3TI.VK OK UUAI , KSTATI3 MHS
lril vltli tin * PropoMi-d Imv 01
At the regular meeting of the Real Estat
! xchango at the Commercial club ycsterda ;
.ho committee reported that thcro wit
i satisfactory prospect of securing the fore
ilosuro laws that were approved by the ox
: hango at a previous meeting. Members o
ho committee had talked with the. senator
rom this district and had been assurci
hat they believed the suggestions wen
; ood. They would do all they could ti
lave laws passed during the present sessloi
f the legislature. A in umber of othe
natters wcro discussed In a general way
nit. no action was taken.
The following were elected members o
ho exchange : G. L. Green , G. W. Car'ock
, . S. Skinner. J. H. Sherwood , J. D. PIpei
nd W. H. Russell.
Duy It. Try It. You will never change
our brand. Cook's Imperial Extra Dry
hampagne never falls to please.
IlurlliiKloii It onto California
Cheap ; quick ; comfortable.
Leave Omaha 4:35 p. in. every Thursday
i clean , modern , not crowded tourist
ccpcrs. Through to San Francisco and
Dcrths and tickets at 1502 Farnam st.
UTTIXO THU TIHS OK AVKDI.OCIC.
Kt * Kryxor IN | > OM < H of Many Mlx-
A ilccreo of divorce has been granted by
ulgo Keysor to Mrs. Margarctha Schmclser
om Edward SchmcUer , and the name bonus
r Mrs , Schmclser before she thought she
as married to Schmelscr was restored to
> r and she will hereafter bo known as
rs. Lange. Schmclser will bo remembered
the corpulent German who landed In
malm about live years ago and announced
mself as a newspaper man of wldo ox-
rlcncc , Ho bought an Interest In a prom-
cnl German paper , and proceeded to clr-
late in the best German society. His
irrlago with Mm. Lange was soon an-
lunccd and the ceremony which was sup-
acd to make them' ' man and wlfo wes
rformcd. Mrs. Biihmelscr learned , bow
er , that her Edward was already pro-
led with ono wife. The cause of all the
niblo left this partiof the country In short
iler and Mrs. SchmeUer applied for a dl-
rcc. Schmclsor did not appear and a
crco was entered by default.
Ex-Councilman Robirt Holmes was the do-
ulant In a divorce case. In which Judge
jysor granted a decree to the wlfo. Mrs.
lllo Holmes applied for a divorce on the
aiiiids of drunkenness and nonsupport.
limes did not appear and a decree was
ken by default. At the tlmo the appllca-
n was made Holmes wrote from Pueblo ,
lo. , that ho Intended to appear and make
lefonsc , but he did not do BO ,
Iiuluo Koysor granted a divorce to MM.
mlo Dryun from Zacharlus Dryan on the
muds of drunkenness and cruelty. Judg-
mt was entered by default and the wife
H given the care and custody of three
nor children ,
\U8tln W. Raymond was granted a divorce
im his wife , Suuan L. , on tbo ground of
iJoaslo F. Van Werner secured a decree
divorce from Fred II , Von Werner on the
nind of cruelty. Van Werner did not
! > car and judgment wa entered by du-
ludgo Powell Ensued a decree to Eva Me-
nry , granting licr a divorce from William
on the ground. * ot nousupport and drunk-
TIIOMPSON-BEIDKS'S ' SALE
Proves to Bo tbo Biggest Drawing Oanl of
the Year ,
OMAHA WOMtN RECOGNIZE WORTH
It I ) hi it't Take Tlicm I.oiiir ( o I > ! M-
covpr ( lint \ VlilrhViiM Mimt to
Vlii'lr Iiitrri-Ht Vint tlic
I Store In Pni'Ucil.
The Tliompson-Dclden sale opened this
morning to nn overflowing house.
Rarely , Indeed , has a ealo been HO success-
fill , taken either from the proprietors' or the
buyers' point of view. The buyers arc de
lighted , though not surprised , to realize that ,
every reduction quoted In yesterday's an
nouncement Is genuine. Not In one single
Instance has anybody been disappointed , and ,
while there has been ono continuous scramble
for bargains nil day , It lias been a good-
naturcd one , for those who could not get up
to one counter could very profitably put In
their time at another. The store Is full of
The confidence that exists between the
people and this store la elinply phonomlnul ,
made so by the staunch Integrity of a house
who would sooner cut oft their right hands
than to make a misrepresentation.
The attention of the ladles seemed to bo
about equally divided between the drc
goods , silks , linens , underwear and Jacket
whllo every department In the house w ;
doing a business that would have been tl
envy of the most enterprising mcrchan
Every counter Is a bargain counter. The
Is eloquence In every price. Stylish gooi
at lc a than stylish prices. The moro tin
bought the more they wauled to buy.
To satisfy themselves Thompson-Heidi
seem to have taken It upon themselves
satisfy their customers first. The prime eJect \
Ject of the sale Is to close out every dollar
worth of winter goods , but realizing th ;
their customers would not be satisfied wll
"Imitation reductions , " Thom'pson , llclilcn
Co. have gone through their entire stock i
winter wearables and marked down cvci
single article made the reductions so radio ;
that none who have a dollar laid by ran r
slst the temptation to buy. That the r
ductlons are genu'lne ' the old soiled prli
marks will abundantly testify , laying ask
the fact that the women have the utino
confidence In the house , even If the prli
marks were not In evidence.
All the Jackets have been cut exactly I
two. Any Jacket In the house now , bclr
eold for half price. The silks , the drci
goods , the linens , all show as liberal n
The underwear , hosiery and yarns , tl
gloves , mittens and other furnishings she
reductions ranging from 50 to 75 per cent.
Go where you will , buy when you wll
today , tomorrow or next day , you are sin
to run up against a bargain , and a bargal
of greater dimensions than has ever befoi
been produced In this city.
The sale continues tomorrow , and
there's any truth about that story of "th
c.irly bird , " this U certainly the day to et
breakfast by early candlelight.
Nearly 1,000 pants remnants , worth $7 am
$ S at Nicoll the Tailor. Cut to your ordc
for $1 and $5.
Slx-Tlilrty l . 51. Trnlu.
& ST. PA 1) ) I. 11Y.
City ofHco : 1504 Karnain
: WAI.I.ACHTO inmi > osii :
HlH MiuiiiKcnit'iit of llu > AVfstcrn Ar
. \Nsoflalloll Xiil SnllsfiM'tor.v.
J. Laurie Wallace will no longer figure a
the ruling spirit In the affairs of thi
Western Art association and the schoo
ind thereby hangs a tale. Whei
the art school of the Western Art as
Kocintlon was opened In a bulldlni
: it Fifteenth and Dodge streets , severa
rears ago , Wallace wns Installed as the chle
Instructor and a number of pupils wen
obtained by some of tb > energetic dlrcctoro
In the course of time the association obtalnci
the use of the third floor of the I'ublli
Library building and the achoal was movei
thither , with Wallace still In charge. Tin
management of the affairs of the school wa :
eft largely in the ! : anus of Wallace , and
iccordlng to 0110 of the most prominent sup
Dorters of the school , "Wallace knew nearl ;
ui much about business EH docs u suckllni
: alf. " However that may be , the fact re
mains that , of the several scores of puplli
lecured for the school by the efforts o
ho directors , none remained for any lengtl
) f tlmo and the patronage of the school fel
ff at an alarming rate.
The quarters In the library building were
iHalncd from the library bourd with the
indcrstanding that public exhibitions ol
ulntlngs belonging to the association were
o be given at Elated Intervals and the gat-
cry was to be open at all times au a pub
ic place. The place was fitted up at con-
ildcrablo expense to the library and waa
no.de one of the best exhibition rooms west
if Chicago. One exhibition was held and
hen the place was turned Into a private
ittidlo for the exclusive use of .Mr. Wallace.
The doors were locked , and those who did
lot possess the requisite qualifications were
lenlcd admittance. Under such a regime
ho patronage of the school fell off , notwlth-
tandlng the Incentive to keep It up offered
o Wallace by giving him all the money
akcn In payment for tuition.
Early In December of last year the library
> oard notified the Art association that Its
grcemcnt had .been violated by not keeping
ho gallery open to the public , and the asso-
latlon was further Informed that It must ,
ay for heating the quarters occupied by It
r have that service discontinued. No
otlce was taken of this warning , and Wal-
: ice continued to carry thn key to the place.
> ecembor IB , In acordanco with the notice
cferred to , the library board ordered the
eat shut off from the third floor and the
hilly blasts of winter whistled through the
ivcn curls of J. Laurie , undisturbed by
urrcnta of warm air from the radiators or
lys from the Incandescent lamps.
The man of paints and palettes took exeep-
on to such cruel treatment , and at once
ticked his collar box for a long Journey. Hearted
: arted for Chicago , leaving behind him his
; slgnatlon as professor of the art school ,
hlch was presented to the association at Its
icetlng In December , but was not acted
[ > on. In Chicago Wallace had himself In-
irvlowed by a representative of ono of the
! g dallies , and he "didn't do a thing" to
inaha. Ho Informed the Chicago public
lat "Omaha wan dead , " or words to that
feet , and then ho Jumped on the "corpse"
id told a whole lot of things to ease his
itragcd feelings , and announced that ho
ould never return to Omaha.
These are a few of the reasons that make It
ghly probable that the next Instructor of
iO Wcxtern Art association will not be J.
Scrofula is a word -you
iOn't quite understand , but if
on talk with your doctor ,
ic will tell you that it is
; enerally believed to be due
o the same cause which
; ivcs rise to Consumption ,
t appears mostly in those
/ho are fat-starved and thin ,
sually in early life. A
ourse of treatment of Scott's
! mulsion witli the Hypo-
hosites wherever Scrofula
lanifests itself , will prevent
ic development of the dis-
ise. Let us send you a
SCOTT & DOWNE , Chcmbti , New York.
lice , 1-11-07
This will introduce you to the Shoe Department of the
Nebraska. It is the only place in the country , as far
as I know , where you can buy real Box Calf Shoes for
men at $3.00 a pair. I have seen the same shoe sold
in exclusive shoe stores for $5.00 , and I have seen them
sold for $4.00 , but never less. I know of no better
shoe for winter than the Box Calf Shoe. They keep
the feet dry in wet weather and save the expense of
rubbers , which are a nuisance , anyway , Uesidcs , they
are handsome looking shoes , and when polished they
shine like an enamelled shoe , The young man who
waits on you at The Nebraska will * explain their mer
its , and you can believe what he says , for 'twould bo
as much as his job is worth to tell you anything that
ain't so. While yon are in you might look at their
other $3.00 shoes in Ox Blood and Rio finish , with ex
tension soles. And ask them to show you that Good
year welt , solid calf , at $2.50 , which they say is the
greatest shoe in the world for the price. Several people
ple I know of are wearing 'cm , and they say they
can't wear 'em out , You can mention my name if you
like , but it won't make any difference , as they treat
everybody just alike and they have only one price to
all. Yours , Joe.
Suits made to order for . . . .
From fabrics worth $25 , $23 and $30 !
Garments cut to please you not us.
We offer to make Pants at. . ,
From Goods worth as much as $7 and $8.
Don't pay us if we displease you.
Karbach Block. 207 South 15th.
VlnllzrrUii ! > [ > ri'M.-rli ) .
tlon of a fnmouitFrcncU pliyBlclun.wlll quickly uuruvuunr nil ner
vous or discuses or tlio Kem-ratlvo iirKuin , tucli us JHISI Jliinlwocl ,
Insomnia , I'nlrm In till ) JlHcU-hcmlnil : Emissions , Nervous Drtjlllly ,
J'linples , UnQIncss to Marry , Kxliauiilni ; Jriiln , Vurlcorrln ni'J
Constipation. Itatopinll losses liydny nr iilijhL 1'iovrnti iiulcl : *
_ nessof Ulsclinrgp.wlilclilfnotcliPrVoillpnilstoKpormnlorrlKiMinti liMn l
nil tlioliorrnrfldf Impotcncr. 'iriiII > iMJclcniuMUiollvcr : , tlio.
AND AFTER kid , , , , , . . , , , , , , ) tlioiirlnnry orunns-if all Impurities.
Tlio reason miirorors nro not cured by DoctnrH IB licciiuxu ninety per cent nro troubled . wltli
Prontntlllx. CUl'JDHN'Klsthiioiily known rrniiily to cure wllliouiun operation. M.nxJicMlmonl-
nli. A written Kii"rnnli.o given and mom1) ' returned If six Imxra iloee not viTcct a iicrmuueiit cure.
| l.cOnboxsUfiir.ri.oo , liy mall. 80111 ! tamiei : circular iincl tmlmonlals.
/ < Mre n I > AV J nt : v ! INK < : < > . , P.O. lloxSOTO , Ban Francisco , Oal. nrSilell
lyers-Dlllon Drug Co. , SE. Cor. 10th und Fnrnam , Omaha , Nub.
On an early page of the Autocrat you wilt
find the Idea expressed that a scholarly gen
Russet Coucl tleman Is at home wherever ho Binrlla tlio
) , Invigorating fragrance ot RusHla leather.
Verbum Bat uaplcntl. So without moro
ado let us Introduce this Leather Library
In tufted niEsct of extra thickness , It In.
certainly a distinguished member of the fur
nlturo family. The frame Is oak , but of
that thcro Is nothing visible , the whole Couch
being overstuffed , and trimmed with a heavy
Great Improvement ! ! liavo been mada I n the pillowed headrest. Still greater palnit
ivo been taken with the price. This Is t ho first year that we have been uhlo to ad-
ortUo Leather Covered Couchca and Sofas at the same price which many other stores ,
ro asking for the cheaper coverings of plush or corduroy. Now Is the timeto placet .
lur order on thcec goods.
CHAS. SHIVERICK & CO. ,
Special January Sale This Month.
12th and Douglas.
What does Its moan , but that
the poxHpHsor keep them beautiful
by cunmiltlnK hln or her dontlxt ?
< ; < , iii criMiiiH. . . , ir.oi ( in # M.OO
I'orvrliila G'rmviiN , , If.Oil
BAILEY , DontiHt. U.
[ jPuxton Hlk , 10th and Fumum
The unmml mooting of tlio Htockholdnrn
of The Dee Uulhllng company will bo held
In the olllci ) of The Oimihu Dec , Omaha.
Neb. , nt 4 o'clock p , in , , Turwluy , January
19 , 1VJ7 , for the purpose of ulcutlni ; u boarder
or directors for tliu rniiulng year ami thu
transaction of micli other huxIntHH IIH may
properly come bcforo the mcetlmr. Uy
order ot the president. N , P. KKIL ,
of IrrlKiitlnn llouil Hnlc ,
The directors of the Middle Loup Valley -
ley Irrigation district Invltu sealed pro-
posalH for llfjO.OCO ( In purl or whole ) ot
hondt ) of unld district up to 2 p. m , of Jan
uary 19. Ik'j7. Addrr-Hs.
CHAULliS NICOLAI. Secretary ,
Burvcnt , Neb.
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