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ASOTnER DELAY IN TAX CASE
Eoard of Equalization Take Recess for
Week and a Day.
GAS COMPANY TO BE FIRST ON CARPET
Session of Yesterday Mornln Drift
and Wllhont Sensation, All Mem
ber Yotina In Favor of Mo.
lion for Hecra.
I The city council met as a board of
' equalization yesterday and. after, trans
acting a small amount of routine tmslners,
took a recert until Thursday morning,
The recess was taken upon motion of
Haacal), aeconded by Trostler, and those
who spoke In favor of it were Attoraey
Webster, tepresentlng the atreet railway
company; City Attorney Connell and Coun
cilman Hascail. Those who opposed It
' were Councilman Lobeck and Attorney J.
I H. Mcintosh, representing Relators Morton
t and Shrtver. Burkley. Zlmman and Hoye
of the "Faithful Four" took no part In thj
lirutceumpii lurmer loan to vols on toe
V' notion when the roll was called.
i This motion afforded the only opportunity
J' for the drawing of lines between the "Faith
ful Four" and the "Big Five," as no at
tempt was marie to go Into the question of
valuations of corporation properties.
It was decided that the Omaha Gas com
pany should be the first of the five public
rvlce corporations on the carpet on the
morning of May 8.
There were about flftjr spectators present
when, at. 10 o'clock, the council was called
to order aa a board of equalization. Tbe
ntlre membership of the city council re
sponded to roll call. Among the spectators
were severel officers of the various corpora
a tions, Fred A. Nash of the electric light
company, D. H. Goodrich of tbe street rall
i way company, C. E. Yost of the telephone
j company. Attorney Morsmsn of the tele-
j phone company, Attorney McCulloch of the
I water company and Attorney Webster of
1 the street railway company. The Real Es
tate exchange was also well represented,
among theae being Relatora Morton and
The first order of business was the filing
by Mr. Mcintosh of the original writ of
nanrlomna loan aA Ktr I V a, aim w m a aiiik
( m a'ui.u ihu bui vuav vuui e
Corrects Final Report.
councilman Hascail then introduced the
Whereas, Hy the terma of a certain writ
of mandamus Iwued bv the supreme court
of the atate'of Nebraska, allowed April 23.
1M2, the city council of the city of Omaha
la ordered upon the convening of said coun
cil aa a bonrd of equalization first to cor
rect the final report made before the ad
journment of raid board Januarv 20, 1902. so
as to conform to the facts by making said
report ahow that said board did not hear
or consider tbe certain five complaints filed
with said board by William (3. Shrlver and
George T. Morton January 18, 1&J2, but re
fused to do so; therefore, In accordance
With the command of said writ, be It
Resolved, By the city council now sitting
aa a board of equalisation, that said final
report mads January 20, li2, be and hereby
la corrected so that said report shall show
that said board did not hear or consider
said complaints filed with It by said Wil
liam O. Shrlver and George T. Morton on
January 18, 1902, but refjsed to do o, and
that the clerk of this board be and hereby
la ordered forthwith to make such correc
tion. This was adopted by a unanimous vote.
Hascail then introduced another resolu
tion to tbe effect that "we now proceed
with the bearing," which was also adopted.
At thia juncture the proceedings came to
n abrupt end. Mount made a speech, In
substance aa follows: "It Is seldom I ask
favor of thla council, but I am compelled
. . u 'to do so now. I hava an pntimnt
I whlcb makes It absolutely necessary tor me
to be In Sterling. Colo., by next Thursday,
and to I am going to ask tbe board to
take an adjournment for one week."
Hascail said: "I think it la all right
for tbe board to take a recess, as Mr.
Mount suggests, but first I think we should
And out which of tbe corporations will be
ready to be heard at that time, so there
will be no further delay."
Lobeck Wants to Proceed.
"When we met last Friday." said Lo
beck, "It was to fix a time when we should
It as a board of equalization to bear
these complaints, and I think that in tbe
time that haa elapsed since then there has
been ample opportunity for everyone con
cerned to prepare for it. I am In favor
ef going ahead now without delay."
President Karr called upon Attorney
Webeter to atate whether he waa ready to
proceed. Mr. Webster said: "I waa not
consulted aa to the time when the council
should alt aa a board of equalization, and
I cannot be held accountable for the fact
that I am not ready. I have to te In
Chicago tomorrow and In St. Louis the
next day. I should like to have the hear
pw" Ing go over until the first of next week."
Mount said: "It Isn't necessary for ma
to explain to this meeting, but I can con
vince any reasonable person that It Is ab
solutely necessary for me to be In Colorado
by Thursday of this week. I would there
fore move that thla board take a recess
until 10 o'clock next Tuesday morning."
"Tbs relatora ars riady In this case,"
announced Mr. Mcintosh, "and about flf
, teen witnesses who have been aubpoenaed
are preaent. The statute does not say that
all th members shall be present while th
council Is sitting aa a board of equallza-
Has become a pro
verbial phrase to em
press the futility of
mere desire. Tnere
sre a great many peo
ple who think It ts aa
Useless to hope lor health as to cry for the
snooa. They have tried many medicines
and many doctors, but all in vain.
A great many hopeless men and women
have been cured by the use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery ; people with
obstinste coughs, bleeding lungs, night
sweat and other symptoms of disease
which if neglected or unskillfully treated
and a fatal termination in consumption.
"Golden Medical Discovery " baa a wen
derful healing power. If increai.ee the
nutrition of the body, and so gives strength
to throw off disease. It cleanses the blood
from poisonous impurities and enriches it
with the red corpuscles of health. It is
not a stimulant, but a strength giving medi
cine. It contains no alcohol, neither opium,
cocaine, nor any other narcotic.
Sometimes the extra profit paid by
Inferior medicines tempts the dealer to
offer a aubstitute as 'just a good aa " Dis
covery."' If you are conviuced that "Dis
covery" will cure you accept nothing else.
I was in poor health when I commenced
taking Or Pierce's mrdtciae," writes Mr. Klmer
La win. ot Volga. Jefleraoa Co.. Indiana. l
had stomach, kidaey, heart, sad lung trouble.
Was not able to do say work. I had s severe
sough and hemorrhage of the lungs, but after
a slug your medictue a while I commenced to
rata la streagih and neth. snd strippx! coufh
ng right away. Took about ma buttlee ef the
'Gold Medical IMacovery' then, and last
soring I had Grippe, and M settled oa my luuga.
Waring me wild a sever cougk. I Bad the
doctor, but h didn't seem Is help me sny 1 so
Loommcncea your med
io again aud look
thr or four Guttl of
the ' Uiacovery 1 and two
vtala of Dr. fierce s Pel
lets, and that straight
ened m up, I feel like
a different pvsoa. S
gladly recotamead your
madicin to all autfer
t, fur I know It cure
SM. . .
Dr. Pisrce's Plena
sat Pellets cure coa
st ipaUoa by curing its
Minneapolis Journal: J. Sterling Morton,
secretary of agriculture under Cleveland,
has been gathered to hlr, fathers. Mr. Mor
ton ass an energetic, aggressive, ressurce
ful men of much strength of character.
In Arbor day, now so generally observed,
he has left a monument made by hit own
Chicago Post: His Influence In public life
wss most beneflclent. He founded Arbor
day, an institution hsrdly to be over
valued. He developed the practical effi
ciency of the Department of Agriculture
aa only a practical and a successful fsrmer
could. He threw all hU personal Influence
against political follies and undemocratic
heresies, and thla Influence waa exerted
where It waa meat needed. In brief, hi
public services, viewed In the concrete,
were many and considerable.
Kansaa City Star: J 8terllng Morton
will be longest remembered as the founder,
of Arbor day. He took an aggressive part
In the development of Nebraska as a terri
tory and a state. He waa acting governor
of the territory and repeatedly a candidate
for chief executive of the state. He waa aa
admirable secretary of agriculture. For
one year he waa able to prevent that con
gressional abuse of power the free distri
bution of seeds. Bvit hit greatest achieve
ment, waa the Institution of Arbor day, and
the multitude of treat planted annually
by achool children la his monument.
St Paul Pioneer Press: The death of J.
Sterling Morton means the lost of one of
the most useful men In the nation. Aa a
writer and aa a progressive sgrlculturlst
he did a great deal toward the develop
ment of Nebraska. -As secretary of agri
culture during Cleveland's second admin-
titration his Influence for good waa given a
Ider field. The efficiency of the depart
ment waa considerably Improved under bis
administration and the acope of Ita ac
tivities broadened. It waa also due to his
persistence that the value of tree-planting
was made more generally understood, and
It waa through his efforts that Arbor day
became an estsbllehed Institution, now ob
served In almost every state.
Indianapolis News: Mr. Morton waa a
thoroughly trained and educated man, of
much native ability. An excellent speaker,
a close and careful reaeoner and a forcible
writer there waa no cause that he cham
pioned that waa not strengthened by hla
advocacy. His Integrity waa above reproach.
It waa of that character which made It Im
possible for him to compromise on a mat
ter of principle, to follow a leader whom he
tlon, but on the contrary It apeclflcally saya
that lr. Is not necessary, so Mr. Mount can
go without Interfering with th work of the
board. Tbe supreme court meets next
Tuesday and Wednesday, and I have en
gagements before it on those daya, ao If thla
board takes a recsss I shall have to ask
that It adjourn to Thursday, May 8."
City Attorney Connell said: "I think It
would be better to take a recess until
Thursday, aa Mr. MorSman and myself have
to appear before the supreme court on
Tuesday and Wednesday."
Attorney Webster announced that he had
been authorized to lay that tbe gas com
pany would be ready for hearing at that
Haacall then made a motion to the effect
that the board take a recess until 10 o'clock
Thursday. May 8, at which time It would
proceed with the hearing against the Omaha
Gas company, and that all witnesses who
had been subpoenaed appear at that' time.
This motion waa carried by a unanimous
TO NAME NATIONAL DELEGATE
Representative of Nebraska Councils
of Kntsjbt and Ladles of
Security Meet, -
The representatives of district No. 4 of
the Knights and Ladles of Security met
yesterday at the Continental block for
the purpose of electing a delegate to the
national convention, which will be held at
Louisville, Ky., June 10. There were rep
resented fifteen councils, from the cities of
Omaha, South Omaha, Superior, Nelson,
Red Cloud, Fremont, Bostwlck, Central
City, Fullerton, Genoa, Columbus, North
Bend, Hastings, Clarka and Grand Island.
Being the delegate from the largest
council of the order In the district, Ed
Copenbarve of Magtc City council called the
meeting to order and Rev. William M. Por
ter of Nelson waa chosen permanent chair
man and James Austin of South Omaha
James W. Austin of Omaha council No.
415 was elected delegate to the national
WALL-EYED PIKE IN PLENTY
Flvs Million Yoaaat Fish Will Be De
posited la Cat OS Lake
Five million fish will be' added to the
water of Cut Off lake Friday morning.
Word baa been received that the car of th
Nebraska Fish commission wilt reach the
city at that time with 6.000,000 fry of the
wall-eyed pike, which will be Immediately
transferred to the lake. - These fish will
not be game for sportsmen for several
yesrs. aa It will require four years to de
The Douglaa County Flth and Game Pro
tective association haa an application In
for a large number of black and striped bass
to be supplied by the federal fish commis
sion, and the Nebraska representatives In
congress have promised to tee that Cut Off
lake geta ltt share of the fish delivered In
,1902, but so far no definite report a to the
number of fish that can be given haa been
ANOTHER NAME FOR PAY ROLL
County Board Allows Coart Clerk
Broadwell aa Additional
Th county commissioners retrenched
some more of their retrenchment at yes
terday's meeting by placing another name
on th county pay roll. Tb action was
taken at th request of F. A. Broadwell,
who reported that the work In hla office la
getting Into auch condition that It will re
quire another stenographer at 840 per
month and for a term not designated,
llartc moved to grant the request and Con
nolly seconded It. Ostrom thought it hsd
better go to commute of th whole unless
Harte eould give hla personal assurance
that tb employ waa absolutely necessary.
"Oh, I can always do that," rejoined
Harte, whereupon all members of the board
voted aye even the eturdy axeman from
South Omaha, wher Mr. Broadwell cuts a
considerably ftgur In th control of demo
A Good Start.
For well merited supremacy Moet Chan
don champagne shows far ,ln th lead
throughout the world, and In America Ita
lactase daring. 1M1 la Tatr than 10
per' cent ef th cwcnhlond Increase f all
tb her cnasaa-a kvs- - Meet
Cbandoa Walt gnai Barney. Fraee, la a
dry. dlleata and dallctaur -samp-.
did not trust, or to advocate political doc
trines in which he did not believe. And
that sort of Integrity Is not so common as
we like to think. Tbe man that sees
clearly, aa Mr. Morton did. Is many timet
forced to make hard choices. Clesrness of
vision, without the courage necessary to
enable a man to act honestly In the light
of what he sees, may be a great curse. But
Mr. Morton, both saw what waa right and
St. Louis Republic: Those are wonderful
monuments which J. Sterling Morton hss
left aa memorials of hla abiding faith In
the great west. No grander shaft was
ever erected than the living treea which
dot what was once the eeared prairies.
That ha bad the genius to realize the
necessity of planting treea In the new
country is of fur more Importance to the
world than any other Intellectual achieve
ment of the well known Nebraskan. Tree
planting In the west hss become an estab
lished custom. Too much credit cannot be
given to the founder of the Institution. It
may be urged that he was a crank on thla
subject. It be waa, the more honor to
Chicago Newt: The prominence which
Mr. Morton attained and the Influence
which he exerted were due not to the acci
dent of office nor to adroit political ma
nipulation, but to Inherent personal quali
ties. He was a party man, but partisan
ship waa a secondary consideration with
him when principle waa at stake. When
called to the post of secretary of agricul
ture he set about administering It In the
way which would make It of the most prac
tical benefit to the American farmers. Mr.
Morton's career of varied and useful activ
ity holds out to the man who makea poli
tics his profession sn example of Inde
pendence and honest purpose. What he
achieved be achieved by merit, by honest
effort and devotion to hit convictlona. He
wss In many respects the antltheaia of the
politician with whom self-seeking and
the desire for personal advancement are the
controlling motlvea. .
Denver Post: Tbe death of Hon. J.
Sterling Mortou marks the passing of an
other member of that coterie of strong and
virulent characters whose Influence hat been
Indelibly Impressed upon the early develop
ment of the tranamlesourl country. A man
of unusually firm character, highly
educated and finely bred, a scholar In every
meaning of the word, of lofty Ideals and
ambitions, he waa the friend and Intimate
of many of the most brilliant minds of his
generation, both In thla country and In Eu-
GRAIN DEALERS IN SESSION
Disoau Feasibility of Organizing Mutual
Fire Insurance Company.
SUGGESTS CHANGES IN WAREHOUSE LAW
Object Is to Give Baaka Better Secur
ity and Lower Itatcs on Loans
Monthly Reports on
The Nebraska Grain Dealers' association,
with 175 membera present, began Ita an
nual meeting at the Millard hotel yesterday
morning, with George S. Hayes of Hastings
presiding and -Secretary A. H. Bewsher of
Omaha taking notea.
Tbe question of organising a mutual In
surance company was one of the most im
portant matters discussed. Owing to the
high rate charged by tbe old line com
panies the grain dealers believe they can
conduct their own Insurance business just
as well and more economically. It la ex
pected that either a mutual company will
be organized or one of tbe old mutuals will
be chosen to transact all Insurance busi
ness of the association.
Consider Warehouse Law,
The present warehouse law came In for a
great deal of discussion and a committee
waa appointed to aee If aome change can
not be made In the law. As it It, aome
of the members say, tbe banka are given
very poor security for money loaned grain
men, and consequently charge a very high
rate of Interest. It la the Intention of the
association to bring auch pressure to bear
that the law will be changed In auch a way
that the banka will be given better security
and will therefore loan money at a lower
rate. Mr. McOrew of the Omaha National
bank wat present and addreased the meet
ing on thla question.
The question of an excursion to be taken
at the next meeting waa referred to a com
mittee. Reports oa Grain Stocks.
A tuggettlon, which met with popular
favor, waa made to have the association
make monthly reports of the ttockt of grain
held by country dealer.
The afternoon session waa devoted to th
election ot officer and appointment of
committees and a general dtacusslon of
routine buslneaa, following an address by
D. Hunter ot Humboldt, la., president ot
th Southwest Iowa Grain Dealers' union,
on association matter.
The election of offlcera for the ensuing
year reaulted aa follows: George A. Hayea,
Hastings, president; E. C. Jones, Nebraska
City, vice president; A. H. Bewsher,
Omaha, aecretary and treaaurer. Prealdent
Hayea appointed the following committees:
Warehouse Law C. W. McConougby,
Holdrege; F. D. Levering, Lincoln; A. H.
Insurance O. A. Cooper, Humboldt; O.
A. Hayea, Haatlnga; A. H. Bewsher,
Governing Committee J. W. Holmqulst,
Oakland; W. E. Klnsella. Omaha; T. D.
Worrell, Lincoln. Thla committee will
aelect the place of the next meeting. The
committee on warehouse law and insur
ance will report to the members individ
ually. Reeolatloaa on Mr. Morton.
Th following resolutions of respect for
J. Sterling Morton were adopted:
Whereaa, J. S. Morton, after a long and
active life devoted to the advancement of
hi choaen state, and largely along the line
of cereal and grain Intereata, the period
of his life being concurrent with the mak
ing of our atate'a history, has been called
to his Maker In th senlth of his useful
ness; therefore be It
Resolved, That in hla death th state
and nation has lost one of their foremost
and most useful citizens. lie It further
Resolved, That w express our grief and
sorrow at his death snd tender our heart
felt sympathy to the members of his fam
ily In their bereavement.
The resolutions war signed hy Frsnk
Fowler, Fremont; A. T. Brener, Minne
apolis; P. S. Peacutk. Falls City.
From th general expression ot th mem
bera on the prospecta for a crop It wat
found to be the prevailing opinion that
owing to the acarclty of rainfall the yield
of wheat would be lighter than in former
yeara. though the lncreaae acreage sown
would mak th crop th largeat tor yeara.
The meeting adjourned in time tor moat
of the membera to catch the afternoon
tralna for their homes.
Indigestion la tb direct calls of dlsss
that hills thousands of persons annually.
Stop lbs troubls at tb start with a llttls
PIUCKLY AH BITTER!: It lrBgtaas
tb atemach aad alaa lgti
DAILY BEE: THURSDAY,
Press Tributes to the
Life-Work of J. Ster
rope. An uncompromising democrat of the
old school, unwavering la hit convictlona
and always active In their behalf, he waa
for more than a quarter ef a century a
leading figure In both national and local
MlnneapoIIs Times: Mr. Morton will be
long and gratefully remembered aa the or
iginator of Arbor day, but It Is not so gen
erally known that he waa one of the
pioneers In the movement for a greater
popular Interest In forest reservation and
tree culture. In the territorial days of Ne
braska Mr. Morton was president of the
Horticultural Society of the territory. He
was president of the American Forestry as
sociation at one time and a member of the
numerous agricultural societies.
Philadelphia Ledger: He had exhibited
as a farmer the highest business qualities,
and had amassed a fortune In a calling that
seldom yields great proflta. Hla greatest
distinction, however, arises from hit pro
posal to celebrate Arbor day in Nebraska.
He aroused public Interest in the planting
of trees on the treeless plains, and the re
sult of the movement Inaugurated by him
was that Arbor dayt were appointed In
nearly every atate of the union, and mil
lions of trees were planted becauaa of the
Interest excited by the ceremonies of tbe
occasion. Here In Pennsylvania the observ
ance of Arbor day produces relatively little
result, but In Nebraska and other western
atates the trees are properly planted and
cared for, and Immense benefits have fol
lowed tbe happy suggestion. Aa tbe author
of Arbor day J. Sterling Morton stands
among the great benefactors of mankind.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: For many
years past Mr. Morton wat at war with the
element of bis party which was dominant
In the affairs of bla state and the nation.
He was a aound money man back In the
daya of the wildcat banks which went out
of existence when the national banking sys
tem was established. Naturally, he was
against the silver folly, 'and not even his
chief himself, Grover Cleveland, dealt stur
dier blows to flatlsm than did thla paladin
of eane finance. Stupendous changes came
to Nebraska and the west "all of which he
saw and part of which he was" In the halt
century which passed after he first moved
Into the former locality. From the begin
ning he was prominent in all of hla com
munity's activities, and he had the regard
of his countrymen of all parties and all
sections. The death of J. Sterling Morton
takes away as rugged, well poised and public-spirited
an American at recent daya
PLAN TO COLLECT TAXES
Coantr Board Will Foreclose If No
tice Does Not Briar
The tounty commissioners have deter
mined on their plan for collecting delin
quent realty tax. It la to aerve notices on
the dellnquenta to aettle In thirty daya and
then, In the event of their falling to do ao,
to foreclose on the delinquent's property
and tell it. The propositions of attorneys
to collect It for the county have been per
manently dropped from consideration.
Tbe notices are to be prepared by a
member ot the auditing staff and are to be
delivered for 15 centa each by special mes
senger who carry duplicate! to file with
tbe board showing that service wat ob
tained. A resolution Introduced yester
day named Sam Sturman aa the messenger,
but Connolly thought that more than one
man could be used and frankly atated that
he had a candidate in mind. The resolu
tion waa accordingly changed to permit the
finance committee to put on others. Con
nolly ttatea that the condldate he men
tioned Is Albyn Frank, formerly clerk of
the district court.
There waa read and referred to tbe finance
committee and county attorney the propo
sition of Kelly V Kelly, a bond company ot
Topeka and New York. Th communica
tion stated that of the county't 8268,000 re
funding 6 per cent bondt due In July, 1907,
the company controls 8120,000 and can se
cure the rest; that without expense to the
county It will refund in new bonds to
be due twenty yeara from data nr m ...
fund Into' 4 per cent bonds, due fifteen,
years irom ante.
The board voted to advertlae for bids for
painting th offlc ofg tbe register of deeds.
The other offices had been painted without
advertising for bids and a storm bad en
sued. The atreet railway company waa given
the privilege of laying rails on South
Thirteenth atreet, In Clontarf precinct,
Communlcationa wer received from Water
loo etatlng that Tom Davla had "done bla
duty" as a special health officer during tb
prevalence of smallpox and that the board
had not erred in appointing him for that
hazardous and rarely exacting duty.
A reliable tonic, easily retained by the
weakeat atomach, la pleasant to take and
beneficial in results. Made by the Anheuser-Busch
TALKS OF NEBRASKTlNDIANS
Agent Mattbewsoa Says , Wlastkagss
Are Decreasing and Omahas
C. P. Matthewaon, agent of the Omaha
and Winnebago Indiana, waa In ths city
yesterday. He aald:
"The Omaha tribe will probably show an
lncreaae at the July census, but the Win
nebagoa will ahow a marked decrease. Th
cause for thla decreaae It the smallpox
which prevailed on tbe Winnebago reserva
tion last winter. There will probably be
more than tlxty deatha reported, of which
forty will be due to smallpox. Ther was
a marked difference In tbe character of th
disease last winter and that which pre
vailed on the Omaha reservation a year or
two ago. We lost only two adutta among
the Omahaa. This la probably due to ths
difference In the physique of th tribes.
The Omahaa are a strong people, while the
Wlnnebagoa are weak and alckly. The birth
rate la much lower among the Wlnnebagoa
than among tbe Omahaa, due to a great
extent to the lax conjugal relations which
exist In ths former tribe. The Wlnne
bagoa have a way of trading wives which
hss a tendency to keep down the birth
rate, while among the Omahaa the mar
tiage relation is at sacred aa among th
"Thla laxity in the marriage relation It
going to cause trouble In a little while, for
when the fsmilles become extinct the land
now owned by the Indlaaa will eetna en ths
market and It will b almost Impoeslbl
under the Winnebago system to tell when
ths heirs havs failed, as there It ao mar
riage ceremony, no divorce and no eertaia
record of the parentage of children."
Speaking of th rumor that ha Intended
to resign hit office aa agent, Mr. Matthew
aon said: "The Brat I knew about tha
matter waa a atory which came from
Pender. You can bear anything at Pender,
but ao far aa I know at thla tlm I bav
no Intention of resigning."
Purify tb blood and put tb system la
ordsr for summer wsrk y using at this
tlms a abort ceura af FRICKLT ASH BIT
TER8. It la tbs grsatast blood purUar a
MAY 1, 1002.
BEEF is pretty high, isn't it?
But there is one food that gives
the strength of Beef, at one-fifth
the cost, and its flavor and reputa
tion for healthfulness are world
It costs 15c a package at the
Gr ocer 's-with enough in apackage
to supply six meals for five per
sons. It may help to solve the
problem raised by the price of
beef. The food in mind is .
Ralston Breakfast Food
AT ALL GROCERS
In Checkerboard Packages.
OSTROM WANTS INFORMATION
Why Halfdan Jacobsen'i Name Remains on
the County Fay Boll,
TALK OF RAISE IN COUNTY ASSESSMENTS
Commissioner Hints at Possible Ad
vance of Foar Million Dollars la
Total, bat Instate on Abao
Not the corporations alone, but all the
heavy property ownert ot Douglaa county
will have to atand a ralae of 16 per cent
of the valuation of their holdings when
the county commissioners meet aa a board
of equalisation next June, If Commissioner
Ostrom can realise on a plan that he waa
forced to disclose at yesterday' meet
ing of the Board of County Commissioners.
O Keetfe forced the disclosure by demand
ing an explanation of a bill for $76 filed by
Halfdan Jacobean for "services rendered
during April." Oatrom and Hofoldt. It
waa then learned, bav bad Jacobean In
tbe offlc of City Tax Commissioner Flem
ing for four weeks copying the entries of
tbe holdings In the city of the corporations
and alao of all others who realty prop
erty la worth $3,000 or more.
Oatrom Makea Hla Talk.
Commissioner Ostrom bad not Intended
to have thla known aa yet, but tba O'Keeff.
Inquisition required the disclosure, and b
tald, In explanation:
"Recent eventa In connection with the
city levy make It certain that atrong
pressure it to be brought to bear on the
County Board ot Equalisation, both for and
againat Increased valuation, and Mr: . Ho
feldt and I, remembering how roundly we
were abused last summer for our coune,
then concluded that It would be well to
have the board aa fully Informed aa pos
sible before thlt fight begin e In order that
It may act the more Intelligently. For
that reaaon we tent Mr. Jacobsen to the
city tax commissioner's books and he has
copied the realty entrtea. The peraonal
property entries b It to copy aa soon as
he can get bold of the books, which here
tofore have not been available.
Intend to Mak. m Raise.
"Aad I may aa well atate now that the
Intention In thlt la to make a general
raise of the valuation of large property
holders to the 16 per cent basis which tbe
assessors are ualng. That la, we wish to
place tbe wealthy Individual or corporation
on exactly equal footing with tha leat
wealthy onea. Last year t took the po
sition that I did because ther. waa an at
tack on practically tbe larger corporatlona
alone and nothing done with others who
wer not bearing their fair share. Thia
year I hop to have the campaign include
not only those corporations, but auch In
stitutions at th large dealera In Imple
ments, th department stores, the whole
salers and all auch at that. Inatead ot
making an lncreaae of a half million dol
lars we can make It an Increase of $3,000,000
or poealbly $4,000,00.
Need ot Iaioranatlon.
"When w begin on thla we will need all
Information possible and for that reason we
are having thla copying done. I bav
learned that aome of the banka of the city
did not mak return at all fair to other
bankt and that not one of tbe large lumber
yard a made a return of more than $6,000.
Thla la the kind ot thing I with to avoid
and the Real Estate exchange and others
can aid ua materially when It come time
to conalder complatnta. I promlae now
that my vote will be to ralae every large
property owner or proprietor of an Indi
vidual business who Is found to be psylng
too low and to place them on th earn
basis aa the amaller holder."
When Ostrom finished there waa a sur
prised look on the face of every member
except Hofeldt, but O'Keeff. while pro
testing againat hiring any man without
fully Informing the whole board, said he
was la accord with the plan.
And Jaeoasea Landa Safely.
Ostrom then Introduced a resolution to
employ Jacobsen "at a aalary ot $75 per
month to work on mattera pertaining to
assessment and under the Instruction ot
the chairman of the committee on judiciary
(Oatrom), aald services to be dispensed
with aa soon aa tbe Judiciary committee
has secured tha nscessary Information."
Every member ot the board voted aye,
Oatrom explaining that tha booka Jacobsen
la preparing would be filed with th. board
and that moat of th Information desired
waa of men and concerns In the city.
John McOreal aver that he waa never
notified after the adoption of tha retrench
ment acbedule that he waa tha one to quit
at tha county store and put In a bill thia
morning for $50 for aervlcea during March.
Tha board rejected It and filed the resigna
tion. Superintendent Henry Oest of the county
poor farm reported the chauget In bis
staff: Rosa Carl for Addle Biggins, as
waitress; Frances Blssek for Mary Coyn.
aa nurse; Beker Biarbacb for T. Connolly,
aa night watchman, and J. C. Agee for
Cbarlea Blaiek, aa drugglat. At (be re
quest of Connolly the report was referred
to tha committee of tbe whole.
Oest la the O'Keeffe man whom Connolly
has never loved and with whom he, at
chairman of the charity commute, baa
bad prevloua claahes of autbcrlty.
Ttrday the commissioner moved that
0t aad bla wife be replaced by Cap
tain and htra. will Stoekham, tb latter
aw a clerk la tba Ace ef tba city Board
of rablls Wrka, Tb. prepeetiloa waa
referred, on motion of O'Keeffe, after Con
nolly had made a few remarks concerning
the Individual. Inalienable and Inherent
righta of a county commissioner. It Is
thought that his desire is to make an ex
change with the republicans on this posi
tion for that of Auditor O'Malley and
Superintendent O'Connor of the county
REALTY MEN MAY GO EAST
Ba.aeatlon for Advertising Eiesrsten
Through Middle Slates to
At the meeting of the Real Estate ex
change yesterday afternoon W. H. Oreeu
advanced an Idea which caught tbe majority
of the membera present, with the result
that atepa were Immediately taken looking
to an excursion of real estate men Into tbe
eastern states thla summer. The matter
waa placed In the hands of Mr. Oreen for a
more extended report at the next meeting.
Aa briefly outlined, the plan contemplate
an excursion of Nebraska real estate deal
ers, which wilt leave Omaha probably In
the month of June and b. on th road
three weeka. The train will consist of at
many Pullman aleeplog cars and baggage
cara aa are neceasary, with buffet car at
tached. ' It will go from Omaha through
Iowa, Illinois and tb middle tat.t to New
York, ' where the party will probably sep
arate for a week, visiting eastern clients
and different cities. At the end of th.
week the return trip will start over a
route different from the going one.
Tse train will carry good speakers and
an abundance of advertising matter setting
forth the returns from money invested In
the different lines of business in tbe city
and atate. It wat ttated that fifty per
sons from the interior of the state would
probably Join the party and almost aa many
more would go from Omaba.
The exchange briefly discussed ths ques
tion of tbs garbage man. Henry B. Payne,
who opened the dtacusslon, aald that lately
be bad been forced' to appear In police
court several times to anawer the com
platnta filed by employee of the garbage
company, who accused him of permitting
garbage to remain in violation of the ordi
nances of the city upon property under bla
control. He asked that tbe exchange re
quest the mayor and council to take from
tbe employes of the company the right to
serve notices In a matter where they were
directly Interested and that tb. queatlen of
the necessity for the removal of garbage
be left with the Board ot Health or other
city departmeut, aa the agenta ot the
company were apparently more Interested
in making business for their employer than
In a strict enforcement of the ordinance.
Other member joined In the complaint, but
the matter waa passed over tor a week.
W. L. Selby reported on th question of
state and county tax rate, saying that
where the State Board of Equalization bad
reason to believe tbe property In one
county waa aasesaed tor more than In an
other county It bad a right to change to
atate levy to make the property ot tbe
aama character pay aa equal amount, and
closed by asking what evidence should be
produced before the board to bring about
that result in case the county assessors of
Douglaa county should mak returna on
property higher than the average for the
MAN JUMPS INTO THE RIVER
Brawn Derby Hat tbe Only Cine im
Identity ( th.
A man Jumped into th. Missouri river at
the foot of Douglaa atreet Tuesday night.
A boatman who Uvea In a houseboat at that
point heard someone walking near hla place
and got out of bed In time to aee the man
Jump Into the water. He called for help
and Special Officer Greer came to bla as
sistance. Tba two threw a rope to the man,
but be did not avail himself of the oppor
tunity and sank out of sight. Tbe rescuers
succeeded in getting tbe bat worn by tbs
drowned man and took it to the police ela
tion. It la a new brown derby, mads by
Hawes and aold by their agent at this place.
Tbe police are Investigating, but bav. found
no clue aa to tbe Identity of tb man.
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Of the $V REOAI, bicycles, made by the
STEARNS BICYCLE AGENCY, that we
are selling for $.10? If you haven't aeen
them It will pay you to look them Over
before you buy. Others would ask vou tM
to $4i for the same thing. We take your
old wheel In trade.
It 5 Imperials for 92A.
SV15 Monnrchs for 20.
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We sell wheels cheaper than you can
buy In Chicago or any place In the east.
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Repairing and Supplies.
Cash or easy paymenta aa low aa $5.00
down, $1.50 a week.
BICYCLES AND PHONOGRAPHS.
WHITE IN GILL1LAN MURDER
Lincoln Detective Believes Colored Burglar
Wag Hay ward's Pal.
PRISONER MAKES PARTIAL CONFESSION
When Told that Hay-ward Had lac
plicated Him In Marder White
Eaclalmai '"I Dlda't
Fire the Shots!"
Tom White, colored, now In the city
Jail charged with burglary, It believed to
be one ot the principals In th . murder
of ex-State Senator Olllllan at Lincoln on
the night of August 22. White baa mads,
a partial confession to the officers and It Is
believed be will In the near future tell more
of the murder or make a full confeaslon.
Detective Malone of Lincoln waa her. Mon
day and after having had a talk with the
colored man Informed tbe Omaba police
that he was sure that White waa one of
tbe men who committed tbe murder. Whl e
admitted to him that he went from South
Omaha to Lincoln a few days previous to
the murder. In company with Hayward,
now In jail at Lincoln charged with the
murder, and waa In that city at the tlm
Olllllan waa killed. When Informed that
Hayward had Implicated blm in the murder
"Suppose I was: I dldnt fir th. shots."
Whit waa not found In Lincoln after th
shooting and waa arrested In Omaha ssv-'
ersl daya ago, charged with breaking into
the reaidence of T. B. Malone, 1622 Sher
man avenue. Two other chargea for bur
glary have been filed againat blm. He is
51 yeara of age and baa aerved tlmf In the
penitentiary on several oceaelons. . .
Olllllan was shot and killed on tb ntgbt
of August 22, 1901, on the public atreeta ot
Lincoln. Three shot war. beard by resi
dents in th neighborhood in wblcb tha
ahootlng occurred, after which two men
were aeen to run away from tba acene. Ona
la believed to be Hayward. HI companion
waa believed to be a colored man and Ma
lone la almoat positive that Whit. I tbe
party. Melon will return to Omaba for
another conference with the police poi n
talk with Whit.
Mortality Statistics. .
Ths following births and deatha have
been reported to the Board of Health:
Births Thomss V. Platts, ties Laramore
street, girl; . Wright. 0i North Six
teenth street, girl: Paul l.lnske, 19i Mason,
boy; Anton Vanels, 1V2I South Thirteenth,
girl; John Carlson, 714 North Twenty
Deatha Michael MrQulre. 1720 North
Thirty-third, 61: Cornelia Klewtt, lOtS South
Twentieth, 70; Peter H. Sander, 6118 North
Fortieth, : Frank 1. Johnson, 2211 Dav
enport, 25: Christine Thorson, 25t? Chicago.
21; C. J. Tyler. 1TM Case, W.
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