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OMAItA JUILY TIIVKSDAY , DBOBMBEU L 3. 18D7.
HOCKS THE SPOTS OFF TIME
Union Pacific ) Engineers Make Another
Fairly Fast Rtin ,
SHOWS UP SIXTY-SIX MILES AN HOUR
! ! Klit nntl Henry 1'nHnriiKcr
in Competition ) tilth VITJI.lltlc
, to ClinoMV lletwrcii Them
, In the ItvNiiltn.
Father Time took another shy at some of
Mr. McConncll's locomotives , .built at the
Omaha shops of tbo Union Pacific , yesterday ,
but came out second best. Two highly credit
able runs frtm Sidney into Council Uluffs
over the Nebraska division ot the "Overland
Iloulo" were made , four hours' lost 'time be
ing made up In addition to a rather rapid
The noteworthy feature of the two runs
was the fact that the parscngcr train ot
seven heavy cars kept closely behind the
three fast mall cars , which constituted the
first suction of the train and 'which were
Jiurrlcd to Council Hluffs In order to save a
One of $500 by the postal authorities. Ever
Btnce the Union Pacific began to allow Its
trains -to bo run at n fast rate of speed there
lias been a contention among the engineers
concerning the respective merits of the 800
claes and of the 1,800 class of locomotives.
Therefore when iKniglneer George Vroman
pulled out of Sidney yesterday morning with
Engine No. 822 and three cars he was In
clined to hurry to support the claims of the
800 class of engines. And when Engineer
Charley Kll , with the 'bigger ' type of engine ,
Wo. 1,802 , followed ten minutes later with
ecvcn passenger sleepers and coaches , he felt
like running pretty fast himself in order to
show that the 1,800 class of engines with
novcn cars cculd keep up with the 800 class
engines with three cars. The result was
that both twins made remarkably fast tlmo
across the plains of Nebraska.
I2IXTV-SIX . .MILKS AN HOUR.
The casl'bound "Overland Limited" train
was divided at Sidney Into two sections In
order that the mall might bo delivered to the
( Dutllngtou at Council Uluffs on time. The
train was four hours and a hnlf late when It
catne Into Sidney. Of this 'lost ' tlmo three
foours and fifty-six minutes were lost by
waiting for the Southern Pacific connection at
Ogdcn. The rest of the tlmo was lost on the
Wyoming division of the Union Pacific by a
hot box. The train was therefore split at
Sidney , and Klnglnccr Vroman pulled out at
8:1)8 a. m. with two 'mall cars and one bag-
Rngo car. The mall arrived at Julcsburg at
0:37 : a. m. and atNorth / Platte at 10:54 : a. m
The 123.2 miles between Sidney and North
1'latte wore covered In 116 minutes , In-eluding
a stop of four minutes at Julusburg to get
the Coloiado mall. The actual running time ,
stop deitcted , was nt the rate of sixty-six
miles an hour. The mall left North Platte
at 12 m. , central time , back of engine , No.
888with Engineer Jake Smith In charge. It
arrived at Grand Island at 2:07 : p. in. The
distance from North Platte to Grand Island ,
137.5 miles , was covered In 127 minutes , In
eluding a stop of six minutes at Kearney for
mall and water. As the mail was nearly on
echcdulo tlmo at Grand Island a freight
engine , No. 792 , and a new engineer , Jlc-
Qimld , were given a trial Into Council Bluffs.
They left Grand Island at 2:10 : p. m. , Colum-
Ibus at 3:28 : p. m. , Fremont at 4:28 : p. in. . Gil-
IT our-at 5.19 p. > m. , Council IllufTs at 5:48 : t > .
m. , and delivered the mall to the Durllngton
at 5:50 : p. m. , with ten minutes to spare to
save the company the heavy fine Imposed for
delaying the mall.
SECOND SECTION CAME , TOO.
In the meantime the passenger section of
the train was not far away. The seven car ?
with locomotive No. 1802 nnd Engineer Chir-
ley Ell left Sidney at 0.08 a. m. , ten minutes
behind the first section , as required by the
rules. The arriving time at North Platte
was 11:16 : a. m. The 123.2 miles were covered
In 128 minutes , Including stops of three
minutes at Julesburg and of five minutes at
Ogallala for passengers. "Tho average time ,
stops deducted , was 61.6 miles per hour. The
passenger section left North Platte at 12:23 :
p. in. , central time , back of engine No. 1403
and Engineer AVhttlock. and arrived at Grand
Island at 2:4G : p. ra. The run of 137.5 miles
< was made In 143 minutes , Including a stop
of thirteen minutes at Kearney. This long
etop was caused by the loading of the scenery
nnd baggngc of a theatrical company. The
nvcrngo of the run from North Platte to
Grand Island , stop deducted , was C3.5 miles
per hour. This was the star run of the daj
end made a new record for a heavy passengar
train with no preparation for fast running.
/Tho train left Grand Island at 2:55 : p. m.
with cnglno No. 1800 and Engineer Mlcheal
Decker , and arrived at Columbus at 3:52 :
p. m. , having made the G2.1 miles In fifty-
Bcvcn minutes. A seven-minute stop at Co
lurabus was made to cut off the dining car
nnd for water. The train left Columbus at
3:5'J : p. m. and arrived at Fremont at 4:44
p. m. , the run of 45.1 miles being made lu
forty-five minutes. Fremont was left at 4-48
p. m. . Valley at 5:02 : p. m. , Gllmore at 5:28 :
V. m. and Council Uluffs was reached at
C:5i : p. m.
& OHIO SIDE LINKS.
from iltx VnrloiiH IMillnii-
BALTIMORE. Dec. 22. The board of dlrec
tors of the 'Baltimore. & Ohio railroad , -which
was elected by the stockholders at the sev
enty-first annual meeting , held last Novem
ber , met today and organized for the ensuing
jear by electing John K. Cowan president ,
The report of the Baltimore & Ohio 'llellof '
association shows receipts during the year
ending Juno 30. 1S97 , of $1160.993.01. and dis
bursements and liabilities of $787,512.88. The
assets o\er liabilities on June 30 , 1897 , were
$623,931.56. The benefits paid on account of
accidents and natural sickness amounted to
4381,181.58. The benefits paid during the
seventeen years of Its existence amount to
$5,467,869,15. Tlie membership averages 25-
713 , The pension department of the associa
tion has 292 on tlio rolls , and the amount paid
out Curing the year was $40,346.83 , the total
payments tO'dato being $351128.02.
The savings feature report shows deposits
during the year of $240,775.07 , or a total ot
$2,973.679,57 since.May , 1SSO. The amount
loaned during the year was $102,391.85 , or
92OSO,437.S5 slnco May , 1880. These loans
have 'born ' expended in building 985 houses ,
buying 965 houses. Improving 216 houses al
ready owned and releasing liens on 477
bouses. There was an extra dividend of 1V6
per cent declared , bringing the total divi
dends paid to depositors up to 5 < / & per cent , 4
per cent being guaranteed by tbo association ,
THIS Yi\t's UAII.UOAII iiun.ni.vr : .
OilOiu > Yi-iir ivltli I.CNM Itoml
CHICAGO , Dec. 22. The Hallway Age
nvikca the following statement of now railway
lines built In the year 1897 :
While the year 1897 has shown larger rail
way earning * and better business conditions
than Us Immediate predecessors , the marked
Improvement In tiio financial outlook did not
begin early enough 'In the year for the com-
plotlon of many new railway undertakings ,
and to It now appears that , although much
construction work U under way , the mileage.
ot track actually laid Is but llttlo greater
4hnn that for the preceding year.
The lawest point In twenty years , In re-
pcct to railway mileage , was reached In
1S95 , 'when only 1,803 miles of track wcro
dded , and 1897 IIDH done a llttln better , the
total now reported to us belni , 1.804 mllca.
California. tanJs first with 210 milt a laid on
different roads , and ao track was laid In Now
Hampeblro , llAodi > Islan.l. ConcicoMcut , Mary
land , Kaiuus , Nebraska , Now Mexico , Indian
Territory , lArlrorui. , Wyoming and Nevada
and flvo other states Ixirely escaped from this
category by getting credit for from halt a
inllo to a mile and ! a quarter each.
At the commcncernen' of 1S9S the United
elates will have 184,464 miles of completed
Industrial Commissioner Jackson of the
Milwaukee railway is traveling through tbo
nrcst , endeavoring to hc'p ' the establishment
et industries close to the points where raw
matii-lal abounds. With a view of increasing
( to traffic of the road he has been bard U
( work between tha WiwourJ rlvr ead Salt
Ixtke City during the hit few months. look
ing after the building up ot several factories
to bo supported by eastern capital. As Mr.
Jackson himself describes U , he gets manu
facturers to locate saw mills where there are
"MWS , " Hmo kilns where there arc "limes , "
nnd tanneries where there are "tans. " Hath
tubs and pin nee , steel rails and cloth , In
fact , all kinds of goods that may be rcanufae-
turcd In the west as well cs In the east , are
resolving the attention of the Industrial com
missioner on tils annual pilgrimage through
tha transmlssljslr ( > l territory ,
Port Arthur llouli- Will Ilullil MI
HrlilKC nt ( liiliH'y.
ST. LOUIS , Dec. 22.-U special to the Post-
Dispatch from Qulncy , Ilia. , eO ) : General
Manager Brown of the Chicago , Uurllngton
ft. Qulncy railway and General Manager Glll-
ham of the Port Arthur route have been In
consultation here coscarnlng terminal facil
ities In this city.
Mr. Drown stated that he was here on In
vitation from Mr. fllllham to talk over the
question of a division of the earnings thU
po'nt and to come to an agreement with the
Port Arthur people In reference to their u& '
Ing the "Q. " tracks In and out of the
city. Mr. Glllham later gave H out that the
Port Arthur route would continue to use the
"Q. " bridge here and that no bridge would
ho built by the Port Arthur people. Ho alsa
Intimated that h'o road would we the "Q.'s"
new depot here when completed.
M3WS IS A 1,0.\O WAV 1 > 'UOM IIO.MH.
Iiiiimrtiiitt Ilnllronil Ittiinnr Stnrtn In
Suit I. nkc.
DDNVEn , Dec. 22. A special to the Ilo-
publlcan from Salt Lake 8la ! "Qcorgo
Gould will retire from the presidency of the
Missouri Pacific and will toe succeeded by
S. II. II. Clark of the Union Pacific within
a tow months. , Is the substance of a letter
received by a friend of 'tho ' latter In this
city today. The Information la said to be
entirely reliable and the date Is oven fixed
as March 1. "
NEW YORK , Dec. 22. George Gould Mid
today that he had not heard of the story that
on March 1 S. H. H. Clark was to succeed
him as president of the Missouri Pacific Kail-
road company anil that the story to that ef
fect was new to him.
I < nUe Sliorp
NEW YOIIK , Dec. 22. The director * of the
I < ako Shore , the Canadian Southern and the
Michigan Central railways have declared the
regular semi-annual dividends on the stocks
of their respective companies. The estimated
statement of the Lnke Shore for the year end
ing December 31 , 1897 , compared with 1S96 ,
showed the following : Gross earnings , $20-
293,013 ; Increase , $870.000 $ ; surplus after
charges , $778,438 ; Increase , $724,090.
The estimated statement of the Michigan
Control and the Canadian Southern for the
year ending December 31 , 1897 , as compared
with 1S9C , Is as follows : Gross earnings , $13-
C30.000 ; decrease , $188,000 ; operating ex
penses , $10,183,000 ; decrease , 172,000 ; net ,
$3,417,000 ; decrease , $16,000 ; surplus after
charges to Michigan Central , $730,000 ; de
crease , $21,000 ; to Canada Southern , $282,000 ;
decrease , $14,000.
Iliillnny I\O < CM a nil l'crioiinl .
Superintendent Rathburn of the Missouri
Pacific Is in the city.
Traveling Passenger Agent Fitzgerald of
the L-oulvlllo & > NashvllIe Is in the city.
"Wllkle- " Collins of the Union Pacific pas.
? enger department will spend the holidays nt
his former homo In Knoxvlllo , 111.
Wilder Harding , assistant city passenger
agent of the Missouri Pacific , , and his fam
ily will spend the holidays at Wlntcrset , la.
George 'McNutt ' , traveling passenger agent ,
and It. W. Hockaday , traveling freight agent ,
representing the Missouri , Kansas & Texas
railroad arc In the city.
President Rlstlno of the Colorado Midland
and Geneiul Western Agent Naeh of the Mil.
waukeo are In attendance at a confer
ence in Chicago , called for the purpose of
considering ways and means of improving
the service of the new "Midland Route. "
Oliver W. Mink , receiver , comptroller and
second vice- president of the Union Pacific ,
has returned to New York City after hav
ing completed work In connection with the
termination of the receivership which ho
came out to Omaha to perform.
AssiJtant General Freight Agent Entrekln
ot the Qulncy route Is able to bo out offer
a few days' lllr.ecs. Traveling Freight Agent
Schaufler of the same office has Just come
out from the hospital , where he has been
through a slego of several weeks.
General Advertising Agent Donnell of the
Rock Island Is In the city from Chicago.
General Agent Rutherford explained , the
beauties mid the prospects of the exposi
tion grounds to him during Itio morning.
The Rock Island will mention the ( big show
In all Its future advertising matter.
J. J. Webster , general agent of the freight
department of the Southern railway , Is
In the city conferring with Manager
Dabcock of the Department of Transporta
tion ot the exposition and with .local freight
men regarding the handling charges on
exhibits for the exposition. The Southern
railway la contemplating making an ex
tensive exhibit of the industrial features ot
Us line. The freight department of the
Southern railway will soon Issue a tariff
showing through freight rates on southern
The holiday season hue brought out some
splendid specimens of the printer's handi
work In railway advertising. Ono of the
finest Is the calendar for 1898 received from
General Passenger Agent Crane of the Wa-
bash. Above the monthly date slips U
an exquisite steel engraving entitled "Mighty
Nice. " The handsomely engraved calendar
Isaued by General Passenger Agent Wakeley
of the Burlington's Hoes In Missouri la also
worthy of especial notice. The moat unique ,
perhaps , of all the railway holiday gifts made
lift appearance among the local ticket agcmn
th's ' morning. It Is a fine white silk handkcr-
chief , "With the compliments of the Nickel
Plato. " General Passenger Agent Homer has
accompinled the handkerchief with a neat
booklet , "Tho Carol of the Cars. "
\VESTEllS \ DMIKN ASRi LlL
Seeks to Hnvj U : bn Pac flj Telegraph
SAYS SEGJEGTION \ 13 IMP3SSI3LS HOW
I'olntM Out let the Court ( lie
In Which ( lie Intfri'Nto Have
( ioltcn Ouliut to the
An application has been made In the
federal court that a further extension of tlmo
bo granted by the court Inwhich the segre
gation of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany's lines and those of the Union Pacific
Telegraph company shall take place. The
request Is made on the grounds that the
separation cannot be roatlp at the present
tlmo with Justice to all parties , from the
fact thai the railway system Is too much cut
up and Its affairs and condition are tco com
The application la made 'by the Western
Union Telegraph company and was filed in
the rase In which the United States recently
brought against both telegraph companies to
bring about the separation of their various
properties. It Is the second extension of
time that is asked lor. The first was made
on August 17 and was granted on September
8. The tlmo limit at which tbo separation
was to take f/laco was fixed then at Decem
The main grounds for the application Is
that the system has been cut up slnco the re
ceivership , mainly Into the Union Pacific , the
Denver Pacific and the Kansas Pacific. It Is
pointed out that the accounting which must
bo had to decide the rights of the different
parties Involves all the properties on the
thrco roads. It Is assertoi that It Is mani
festly Impossible to do this at the present
In the first place It la set out that the main
line of the Union Pacific , recently Bold at
the foreclosure sale , was purchased simply
by a committee and that the owners -who suc
ceeded to the rights of the Union 1'aclflc
telegraph properties along this line and the
corporation which "will manage It are not
even known. The transfer has not yet fully
taken place and therefore an accounting can
not bo had. Again , by cutting off the Kan
sas Pacific , to be sold nt a separate sal ; ,
which has bc n postponed to February 15
ntxt , a separation of Interests has occurred.
It is alleged that If at the sale of this road
and of the Denver Pacific Interests different
than these which bought the main line
sl'ould purchase , the accounting to be had
would Involve the separate amounts ex
pended In the properties on these divisions
respectively and a separation of the proper-
tlco would be required such as would not 'bo '
required should the purchasing interests bo
Therefore , In view of the present uncer
tainty of the ownership of the Kansas Pa
cific and the 'Denver ' Pacific , It Is maintained
that It Is Impracticable to present facts and
to have an accounting with the receivers BO
as to protect the Interests of all parties. As
a consequence the court Isasked to extend
the time In which testimony on the matter
may be taken by Special Master Cornish and
in which the various parties Interested may
make arrangements for the segregation. No
particular date Is asked for.
iiiniii : UATKS o.BXIOIIT KIIAIN.
Cnt of T o CeiitH from ChlcitRo to
NEW YORK , Dec. 22. The board of man
agers of the Joint Traffic association today
made a ruling reducing- the rate from 22 to
20 cents on domestic and export wheat , oats ,
rye and barley and their products and com
products fiom Chicago eastbound. 'A ' reduc
tion from 22 % to 17 % cents -was made on
export and domestic corn from Ohloigo , as
was also a 17-cent proportional rate on ex
port corn only from all points on tie east
bank of the 'Mississippi , to cover ehlpmavts
from po'nts ' beyond. The new rates are to
take effect January 12.
SHUT OOWX THE SHOPS AT It.YItA'AIIE. '
Work < IIo Ht'Hiiineil rvlth Reduced
Force After w Yenr.
DENVER , Colo. , Dec. 22. A special to the
News from Laramle , Wyo. , says : A notice
was posted In the Union Pacific shops at noon
today stating that work would bo discon
tinued until January 1 , 1898. Shopmen will
work only four days per week , seven hoifra
per day. The order goes Into effect today
concerning the lay-off. All car repairers and
carpenters were laid oft a few days ago till
notified. Many ot the shopmen will go easter
or west on a visit over the holidays.
\VreuU X nr Durlinni.
MILAN , Mo. , Dec. 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A freight wreck occurred neai
Durham , on the Port Arthur route , this
morning , caused by a broken rail. The eu-
glno and five cars were derailed. All the
cars were loaded , one with , cattle. No Ihres
were lost. The passenger due here at 11
this morning arrived at 8 this evening.
\orliiV ( > Ntcrii'n
CHICAGO , Dec. 22. Gross earnings ol
the Northwestern' road for the month of No
vember were $3,204,711 , an Increase of $725-
877 over the Eumo month of last year , From
June 1 to November 30 the gross earnings
of the road wcro $19,376,680 , an Increase o
$2,215,898. _ _
Tlio IlnctorH Sny
An'hcuser-Busch's ' Malt Ntitrlne Is pure an
highly nourishing. It Is endorsed and pre
scribed by the medical profession la genera
na the greatest of all malt tonics. 'At you
Don't worry Drox TJ Sliooinnn never
Joes If you're racking your irala over
tlie present you are KoliiK to jlvo your
sister or seine one clsps sister conic
here anil let us iiinko tlio selection easy
We Invite you not asking you to buy
to coino an < l pee 1lie most bountiful
patent leather shoos sueh nwv ones-
fancy vesting tops nothing like them
ever shown In Omaha before swellest
and noblest shoo you ever seen To see
these shoes you would suppose they
wore a Jfli shoe they are , lu fact , worth
It but we only pi-leu them at ? r > what
would make u nicer Christmas present.
Drexel Shoe Co. ,
1419 FAUNAM STKEliT
New fall catalogue now ready ; mailed
for tbo asking.
DIs Is do bcstest tlmo of do hole year
to dis Kill au BO 'tis ter everybody , do
feller dot smokes Is guln ter get it bos
of do "live cent Stoecker clgais fruni IB
best girl den sum will fclt a pipe too
an der 'nliit a better place In di town
to got one dau at my dadt * smoke bouse
ders a savin in It tip about twenty
flvo per cent an beside * yon get de hie-
gest lot ter select fruni ders Mearshum
an briar Turkish an do Jung stem
med lilli'rs an more twenly-rtve cent
pipes dan you ever M > U .in one place
before you better cum ter lietulinuirtuM
fur Krlsiniis pipes.
1404 DOUGL&S ,
ay Hall Hints
Not everyJ4womm that cares for the fancy and useless in Christmas gifts any more than
she docs lhe other 364 days in the year. Almost every woman would rejoice in some
grand pie'cp of Hall furniture , for instance a handsome Hall Rack , a beautiful beveled
glass Hall Mirror , a Table , a Hall Tree or a Hall Settee , If you're looking for gifts
of the sensible sort it will not pay to pass this display of Hall Furniture ,
Parlor Cabinets for
A beautiful mahogany finish Parlor Cabi '
net , French pinto mirror back , hand carving There's never any danger ot
artletle $22.50. duplicating presents In buy-
A 3-shclf Cabinet , with column uprights , In llugn because one cannot
mahogany finish , French plate mirror top have too many besides they
$13,60. nro an awfully handy thing
A real beauty with French plate mlrroi to have In the house. Wo
back and top , Cabinet hand carved , lattice have prepared a great Hug
work effects , mahogany finish. event for Christmas having
bought bales ot cholco goods
which will bo sold at the
closest margin over mado' In
White , black and gray Fur
Hugs some lined and some
natural skin back all at ono
Fancy Combination Fur
lings with bonlfrs $4.00.
Bromley's Smyrna Hugs ,
3G\72 In , , $3.75.
Ilromlry'B Smyrna Hugs ,
30x00 In. , $2.CO.
Christmas Uromley's Smyrna Hugs ,
2G\54 In. , $2.00.
TabourettGs Couches Bromley's Smyrna Rugs ,
In solid oak raalechlte green and birch 21x4,1 In. , $1.25.
20 Inches high very handsome $1.12. Very flno calfskin Icithcr largo Couch In Bromley's Smyrna Hugs ,
ISxSG In. . 0c.
Tabourettea Inlaid with
Real Turkish nny color made with diamond' tufts and cut
A SPECIAL OFFERING ot
pearl $6.76. leather fringe made under our own careful Ladles' extra large Desk two largo 25 bales Imperial Smyrna
Moorish Jardiniere or flower stands ( beautiful supervision and guaranteed by us not to * drawers In
front French legs , oak nnd Hugs lu one slzo only , 0x3
tiful top price $1.75. crack and the springs to stand up under all mahogany finish price $7.50. feet , at $3.75 usual prlco
Genuine Tcekwood Tubourcttes now goods , clrcumstanccB price $37.50. Very artistic small Desk highly po $8.26 notice that now the
at $10,00 , $12.00 , $15,00 and $20.00 each. Tufted Couches In corduroy with ctcol lished with drawer sycamore pigeon price Is $3.75.
India. Stools springs , steel edge a beautiful affair at holes and Inside drawer $0 76. French Wilton Hugs Clx27
$8.25. A full size lady's Desk handi carved Inches , now , elegant , Just for
In oak maple enamel white mahoganj Prom this price up we cm give jou any largo drawer shaped legs oak nnd Christmas $5.00.
finish India stools $1.50 each. thing In the Couch line you can ask for. mahogany finish at $5.60. C3x3i ( Inches , bis size $7.50
Fancy pillow stools something new for A Library Desk with three drawers- Philadelphia Culila Hugs ,
Christmas price $2.50. polish finish swell front French legs Turkish Imitations 18x30
oak and mahog.iny llnlsh full complement laohis 75c.
ment of conveniences best value over Turkish Imitations 21x15
Steeple Chase * > c Llltlo Kcd Hiding Hood 23o offered $13. Inches $1.15.
Sociable Snake So Llttlo Golden Locks 2Cc
Old-Pashloned Jack Straws 25c These games are all large , 10.\20-lnch
Largo Lotto Games , gluss dies.- ; 23c boxes.
Kings and Queens , new and popular. . . . 25c Farmer Jones' Pigs 15c
Pussy and the Thrco Mice 25c The Letter Carrier 15o
Base Ball 25e Nellie Ely Around the World 15c
Hunt the Hare 25c Gooay , Goosy Gander 15c
Scega 25c District Messenger 15c
The Errand iDoy 2Bc Commercial Traveler 15c
Visit of San'ta ' Claus 2Bc Kelb , new Arabian Game 45c
Foot Ball Games 2"c Toll Gate 450
Sociable Snake Games 25c Ycnkton-Prlnccton Foot Ball 45c Extra special inducements
Bicycle Haco 25c Gome ot Golf 45c
Newport Yacht Race 25c Little Fireman 45a
Lost In the Woods 23o Bicycle Ilace 4Co from now till Christmas
Puss In Boots 25c Steeple Chase Game 45c
Christmas Geese 25c Nelly Bly , with leatherette beard 45o
Derby Steeple Chape 25c Fish Pond Game 43c only two days more
Fish Pond Game 25c These games In boxes , 12x24 laches.
= ZBa $
An audience of generous elze , assembled at ,
Boyd's theater last night ; gaVe evidence that
the extravaganza " 1492 , " allhbugh the bloom
of youth no longer allorns Ita cheek , has not
wholly lost its power "to attract. To describe
at length a spectacle so well known would bo
to gild refined gold , to paint the Illy. It
went formerly If one may say so on the
legs of Its female chorus and of Its specialty
performers ; perhaps also In some degree on
the falsetto voice ot its male soprano. It
goes so still. Most of the people arc new ,
oven though the scenery haa endeared Itself
to this public through many changing
seasons. "Tho Daisy Queen of Spain" Is Im
personated this year by one whoso name is
set down aa "Stuart , " but whose sex la re
vealed by the sub-title of "the male Pattl. "
That dainty llttlo person , Zelma Rawlston ,
plcasca In songs and Impersonations , and
Tommy Mcade sings very charmingly In the
second act in the manner of Andrew Mack.
Arthur Randolph Seaton displays an excel
lent baritone volco In the solos allotted to
Columbus and there is an acceptable male
quartet. Comedy is supplied by Carl Ander
son , Frank Gardiner Is an acrobatic tramp
specialty , Cunningham , and Ovey as the long
and short of the conspiracy , John Dougherty
In his bootblack dance and Connie Thompson
as the Irish cook. There are "living pic
tures" and numbers of young women with
geometrically developed figures.
A special matlneo of " 1492" will be given
today , the engagement closing with the per
It has been so long since Omaha theater
goere have had a chance to see a really good
variety show that the announcement of high
class vaudeville for the Christmas attraction
at the Crelghton will bo particularly wel
come. The specially selected company com
prises a number of performers of world-wide
celebrity , Including Llberatl , the cornetlst ;
Mary Norman , John Gilbert and miny others ,
nnd a highly enjoyable entertainment Is as-
surcd. The engagement Is for Saturday and
Sunday only , afternoon and evening per
formances being given each day.
The presentation of the beautiful cantatta
i entitled , "Tho Rescue ot Red Riding Hood , "
by the pupils of Temple Israel Sabbath school
at Metropolitan club next Monday night
promises to bo a most beautiful affair. The
cast of characters for the principal parts Is
as follows :
Mamma Minnie Meyer
Hush , the Woodsman Louis Kopald
Red Riding1 Hood Roglnna ( MandelberK
Buttercup Sybil linns
Hose Hazel Cnhn
Robin , a playmate Jllnnlo Hiller
A Wolf Sydney Man-Jelberg
Grandma Hattlo Rchfeld
Eine Mabel Levy
The Bird A Birdie
Dancers Cora Rothschilds , Nellie Levy
The choruses , under the direction of Miss
Emma Levy , are strong and well trained.
For the operetta , Mr. Martin Cahn will pre
side at the piano , while the Interludes will
bo supplied by the children themselves.
Following the play , the pupils , ot the school
will be tendered a supper at which they
will have as their guests the children of
the Industrial school. At the table the llt
tlo ones will otter a scries of toasts , with
Master Sam Friedman as toastmaster. Thii
proceeds of the entertainment go to char
ity. The admission has been fixed at the
nominal sum of 10 cents , and It Is expected
that 'Metropolitan hall will bo filled to Its
The Meredith song recital at the Con
gregational church this afternoon under
the auspices ot the musical department of
the Woman's club , promises one of the most
pleasing musical treats of the season. Prof.
Joseph Gulim will play the accompaniment ,
and , wlll also play a piano solo.
K for Stulit.
The meeting of the city council commit
tees on lire , water nnd police nnd street
Improvements and _ viaducts to consider
Stunt's water worlm resolution did not ma
terialize. Stuht's committee had been added
In order that ho might have a chance to ex
ploit his plan , but Stuht failed to nhow up
yesterday. In the morningho telephoned
Have you skates ? Yon shouldn't over
look tlie fact that tlie Peck & Snyder -
dor skate Is tlie standard tlie world over
and that wo have the largest line of
Bkates in Omaha and every pair arc
the celebrated Peck & Snyder make-
when you llnd out what inferior skates
sell for come here and j'et the Peck &
Snyder you'll nd the price rlRht 25e
and ui > skates for fun stoves for com
fort the Jewel stoves are tlie greatest
conifort-Klvurti of tlio IIRC when you
can get a stove that will save a blf ; part
of your coal bill easy to regulate nnd is
a. handsome addition to any room at
tlio rlKht price you want it don't you ?
AN'ell , that's what the-Jewel Is-we've
them In all sizes.
A. C. RAYMER ,
BUILDERS' HARDWARE HERE
You've seen our advprtlHomcnts but
have you seen the InSI'dcj of our store ?
Many people litivc seen better after they
have been here AVe , Jive ( ( corrected
many little and bl defucts In others
eyes and have yet lor llnd the eyes
where Khihsos are m prteiWthnt we can't
correct wu make a poetical scientille
and thorough examination can tell
exactly what lenses you require then
we'j-o manufacturing opticians-grind
tlie lenses right under oar own super
vision , so that we know they're right
we've homelhlng else Inside the fitoro
opera glasses largest line ever
brought to Omaha-our own Importa
tion ntul wo are making wholesale
prices on vvery one wp guarantee these
to be tlio bent ghihscs made.
Columbian Optical Co
AUTISTIC , SCIENTIFIC AND I'll AC-
TIAI < OI'CTICIANS ,
OIIVVUII , OMAHA , KANSAS OITV ,
1CU Cbampa. : il 8. IttU 6U > U Mala.
that hq could not bo present , but iwculd be
there In the afternoon and the meeting was
postponed accordingly. In the afternoon
the member from the First ; \ rd was again
absent and the committee adjourned with
IllilM mi idly Supplies.
The Advisory board pub In nearly the en
tire afternoon yesterday In opening bids
on supplies for municipal use for 1898. The
bids Included prices on stationery , printing ,
lumber , sewer pipe , cement and various
other lines of supplies used by the various
dtpartments. As each particular Item was
bid on Feparately the task ot reading all
the bids in full was a tedious one , and
rwhen It had been completed no ono was the
wiser. The bids Avere nil referred for tabu-
atlon , and when this has been done the
contracts will be awarded.
Hey IlrmliN tin lArin.
Frank 13cll , a carrier of The Bee , broke
an arm yesterday afternoon while attempt
ing to jump over a low picket fence at the
Farnam school , Twenty-ninth and Farnara
streets. He wart running to c.Uch a air ,
nnd In trying to jump tie fence- got his
foot cauylit botwecn the pickets and was
thrown heavily forward. He struck on the
pavement , his arm bent underneath his
body. He lives at fiSCB Pnclllc street.
Kllplii Xdt Coiiecrneil.
Fr.ink ICKpIn , whose name was mentioned
In connection with the nrreat of the Jlesscr-
smlth-Kelley Bang of liurBlurB , was released
by the police , there bclnu no churRo against
him. Kllpin's arrest appears to liuvo been
a blunder. Ho v < as taken on Twenty-fourth
street aiul not at tlio house and was held
twenty-four hours on demand of Chief De
tective Cox , who bald he might llnd some
thing against him , but fulled.
It Is easy to catch a cold and just as easy
to get rid of It If you commence early ' .a
use Ono Mlnuto Cough Cure. It cures
coughs , colds , bronchitis , pneumonia and all
throat and lung troubles. It IB pleasant to
take , eafe to use and turn to pure. *
We are showing hundreds of already
framed pictures representing an end
less variety of subjects in pastel , etchIngs -
Ings , etc. that we have made special
holiday prices on ? r > .00 pictures at:5.00 :
$1.00 pictures at ? t.50t.OO : pictures
at $ .2.00 and so on through the entire
assortment this is a rare opportunity
for selecting u flue Christmas prcsen't at
greatly reduced prices we are also
showing ji fine line of original water
colors by such well known- masters as
Hugo Kischer , Carl Weber , llir/ono and
others and our prices are so low they
will suprise you.
A. HOSPE ,
r/.usic / cod An 1513 Douglas
We can't say too much about the Gor-
liam sterling silverware when you buy
Gorliam's you know exactly what you
are paying for you know that It is 1)25 )
line Knglibh sterling half of the other
silverware offered you is not over 7W
line we offer you today a genuine Gor-
ham sterling silver tea spoon same de
sign as shown hero at ? U.t5 ! per set-
dessert spoons , same design , at $ S.2 < >
per et forks , same design , at $8.25 per
set other patterns at this same price-
remember you arc getting the best when
you get the Gotham's and that you
can't get it anywhere else but hero for
wo are sole ngentu for Omaha 50 en
graved cards and copper plate , $1.00
engraved wedding stationery to suit all ,
C. S. Co
. . Raymond , ,
15th nnd noughts Streets.
Have you seen the new calenders Dr.
Ilailey is giving away everybody has
heard of Halley's calenders everybody
knows that for years they have been
tlio Uncut of all You should HOO thin
jeat-H gifts they BO for Mirpasa all
other that there is no chance of corn-
pat Ison and ho gives them away Kivos
them to all ( jailers We especially wlnh
to have tlie school teachers call as usual
we have secured special calender for
them none but teachers can get tlieae
but we have others Just as pretty that
you can have for the asking of course ,
they advertise us vine we wouldn't
give them away but like our DentiBtry
work they're the best to be had
IB Year * Sil flour I'axton IJllt ,
Experience. 10IU nitd i'nruniu.
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