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CAS COMPANY ASSESSMENT
Iqnalizition Botrd Raisei it from $400,000
NOT SATISFACTORY TO COMPLAINANT
bill tr that I-awyer Mcintosh.
May Appeal to District Cotrt oa
Writ of Error Water Com
paajr Coir. ra Kelt.
A nut. Asst.
Omaha Gas company Ix,n0 $775,000
Orrsha Thomson - Houston
Electric Light company.... 117.5") 175.00
Nebraska Telephone company 109,310 175,000
At 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after
bating been In executive session (or an
hour and a half, the' Board of Equalization
Ireturned to the council chamber and an
nounced that the assessment of the Omaha
Oas company bad been raised from 1400.000
This report Is not satisfactory to the
complainants, and there is a possibility
that Attorney Mcintosh will appeal to the
district court on a writ of error. He de
clines' to say yet what he purposes doing.
He expeced the assessment would be not
less than $900,000.
The aseessmsmt of $775,000 Is In excess of
the assessment fixed upon by Tax Com
missioner Fleming;, who last January certi
fied $720,000 to the Board of Review, anl
Is said also to be In excess of the compro
mise figure proposed to the officers of the
company by the tax rommittce of the
Real Estate exchange, and which the of
ficers declined to accept. The advance
over t'je Board of Review assessment is
.greater In proportion than In the canes of
yhe electric light and telephone companies,
wblcb were settlod by compromise.
At 10 o'clock this morning the city at
torney will revise the language of the
board's report, placing it in legal form, and
then there will be a roll call of the mem
bers upon Its acceptance. As soon as this
,'ls done the hearing of the Omaha Water
company will begin.
A report is current to the effect that
negotiations are on between the tax com
mittee of the Rtal Estate exchange and
the officers of the Water company, look
ing to a compromise, but both sides deny
Jits truth. Mr. Mcintosh says he will use
Ills Influence against any such compromise.
Mrlatoah Arises the Case.
Tha first order of business yesterday
was the argument of Attorney Mcintosh,
representing the complainants. After re
ferring to the gas company's sending Its
books to Philadelphia, be said In part:
"They expect you to believe that the
books of a concern can be audited 1,000
mile sway from the concern's offices and
employe without the aid of records of gas
ales and other records equally important.
That was not their reason, gentlemen, for
ending their books to Philadelphia. They
sent them to Philadelphia because they
didn't want you to find out that they are
making $280,000 clear velvet every year and
that It costs only 42 cents per thousand
feet to manufacture gas for which they
charge you $1.45."
He then read from the report of the dep
uty labor commissioner at Washington for
1899 to the effect that there are twelve gaa
companies In as many cltlca of the United
States, all under one general control or
supervision, and said he bad reason to be
lieve that Omaha was one of the cities In
cluded. In the report was the statement
that the coat of gaa manufacture tinder nor
mal conditions Is 42 ce-ns per 1,000 feet.
"According to this," he added, "the
Omaha Cas company Is making $1 profit
out of every 1,000 feet of gas It sells In
Omaha, and still It doesn't want to pay Us
taxes. Its officers come In here and tell
you they can't approximate the cost of man
Estimates Oa Valae.
He went on to say that he had figured
the value of the gas company's property
from four different standpoints, as follows:
From Its stocks and bond, from the pur
chase price paid In 1897, from the com
pany's own returns made to the tax com
missioner and from President Murphy's
Cgurea. He thought the estimate based
upon the value of the company's stocks and
bonds to be the most accurate and satis
factory. This estimate follows:
Fair cash value as shown by stocks and
Preferred stock at 70 cents STS.OoO
iC'ommon stock at 20 cents Jno.ono
'Moneys and credits 78,000
Total value $3,MO,'ttO
Valuo of real estate $204,000
Dundee village 8.118
Iundee franchise 6.000
South Omaha rout 87,000
South Omaha franchise W.uoO 298,714
Net value Omaha per
Assessed value, 40 per cent Sl.fe4.114 40
From Other Standpoints.
The other estimates are as follows: '
Fair cash value on the baals of tha pur
chase price, and Improvements added,
4.247.886, 40 per cent of which Is $1,699,
Fair cash value as shown by the com
pany's own returns, $2,265,286, 40 per cent
of which Is $1,026,114.40.
Fair cash value as shown by President
Murphy's figures, $2,278,286, 40 per cent of
Which Is $911,814.40.
Mr. Murphy's estimate of the value of his
Company's personal property was $2,500,000,
from which hs omitted moneys and credits.
The moneys and crsdits are estimated at
178,000, which makes the total value $1.57$,
000. From this Is deducted the value of
real estate and the value of the company's
roperty outside of the city, leaving $2,278,
186. peaks for Gas Coatpaay.
Attorney Prltchett, representing the gas
company, spoke In part aa follows: 'The
troubls with Mr. Mcintosh's case Is that
he has not been able to get any evidence
Upon which to baas his conclusions. Tho
. . '. .H- JA -,v'
JJandsome Parisian corded, hemstitched and lace effect's,
prices $1.23 up. to $10.00.
MisrW and children's parasols, 25c to $2.00.
. SUN UMB11ELLAS.
Colored Bilk Pun Umbrellas, with fir, boxwood and other
natural wood and fancy handles. Prices $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00,
$3.50, $4.00, $4.50 and $3.00.
Dlack Hi Ik Bun Umbrellas with natural wood and fancy han
dles. Prices 98c to $7.50, See the splendid values we are giving
at $2.50 and $3.00. ..."
so-called estimates he professes to give
are nothing more than guesses. His estl
mate, for example, of the cost of manu
facturing gas Is inaccurate and absurd."
"What is the cost, then?" asked Council
"I don't know," answered the attorney.
"It would be a very difficult Job to get at
the facta necessary from which to adduce
anything like an accurate estimate, and
the only estimate I know of Is that of
James Gilbert, deceased, who was formerly
gas Inspector of Omaha. He said the cost
of making gas was 50 cents per thousand
feet, but adraltd that that did not Include
the cost of distribution, or of maintaining
an office force, laborers and other Inciden
tals, which probably would more than
double the original cost."
Mr. Prltchett went on to say that Mr
Mcintosh estimate of the value of the
company's stocks wss excessive, because
the common stock had never paid dividends
end the preferred stock had never paid
dividends except In two extraordinary
years, the years of the two Omaha exposi
Councilman Zlmman said: "But the
records show that you made more gaa In
1901 than during any previous year. How
do you account for that?"
"I don't know what the figures are,
answered Mr. Prltchett.
Vere the expositions Illuminated by
gasT' asked Mr. Mcintosh.
"No, they were not. The fact that divi
dends were paid those years may have been
due to the fact that the cost of manu
facture was less, or to any one of a dozen
other conditions. However, that Is neither
here nor there. It's not what the plant
was worth In 1898 that we're trying to get
at, but what it is worth now."
Mr. Prlchett closed by saying that It Is
wrong to assess common stock, which has
no value other than that a majority of It
enables the holder to control the directory
and say who the officers of the company
shall be. He repeated the statement made
early In the hearing that the standard of
assessment employed In Omaha was not 40
per cent. "The standard adopted was 40
per cent," said he, "but the standard em
ployed was 10 per cenL"
Attorney John L. Webster, representing
the street railway company, said that on
account of the death of Mr. Goodrich he
would have to aak on behalf of his com
pany that an extension of time be granted,
as he was not ready to go on with the hear
ing. "An accountant will have to be
placed In charge of the books in order that
he may give me the Information I shall
need. The books, I may add, are not kept
In such a way that they show the earnings
of the company for any given year that is,
the fiscal year and the calendar years are
not co-terminal both do not begin on the
first of January."
"Have you sent your books to New York
or Chicago?" asked Mr. Mcintosh.
"Nj, sir, the books are In Omaha."
"Will the witnesses know anything about
the affairs of the company?'"
Mr. Webster assured the board that the
hearing would be fair, open and candid.
Attorney McCulloch of the water com
pany said his concern would not be ready
to go on with the hearing at 2 o'clock,
since It bad understood It was to follow
the street railway company. He was told
that he would be given until 4 o'clock to get
B'NAI B'RITH TO MEET HERE
Omaha Delegates Succeed In Land
" in Next Year's Con
vention. The grand lodge of the B'nal B'rtth, or
Bona of the Covenant, for the sixth district
of America, Is to meet In Omaha next year,
probably in the month of May.
Thla announcement was made yesterday
morning by Martin Bugarman, .Carl Brandets
and Simeon Bloom, who attended this
week's convention of the lodge in Chicago
and who returned Wednesday night. Mr.
Bugarman represented William McKinley
lodge, the youngest In the district, and the
other two men Nebraska lodge. Mr. Bugar
man was tho youngest delegate in the con
vention, which met at the Palmer house,
with seventy-five present from Nebraska,
Illinois, Iowa, 'Wisconsin, Minnesota ana
Michigan, the states that comprise the dis
trict. He said:
"We had aome lively competition for the
convention, particularly by Detroit, but se
cured it as a recognition of the advance
ment that the lodges here have been mak
ing. The grand lodge met here about eight
years ago, I understand, but has been
meeting in Chicago every year since.
Probably about seventy-five delegates will
come to Omaha next year and to care for
them we have 100 or more members In Ne
braska lodge, which Is a dozen and more
years old, and about forty In William Mo
Klnley lodge, which started only a year
ago with twenty members."
Grapnopaoas at a Bargain.
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combination graphophane, which plays both
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This Is especially designed for concert pur
poses, having a thirty-slx-lnch faorn and
stand. It also lacludes twenty large Edi
son records and carrying case of twenty
four records. The machine, la entirely new
and has never been used. Will sell at a
bargain. Address X 86. In car of The Bee.
Headquarters wedding rings.
Jones Pleads Ifot Guilty.
DETROIT. Mich., May 16. William M.
Jonea, accused of murdering George T.
Heywood, who waa killed on the street a
short distance from his house laat month
while en his way home from a dance, was
arraigned today In the recorder's court
and pleaded not guilty. His trial was set
for next Tuesday.
Ex-Slave Senas His Cheek.
TUBKEQEE. Ala., May 15. Ths largest
gift which Tuskegee institute has ever re
ceived from a colored man was received
from Robert F. Bsptlste of Gaiway, N. H.,
who aent a check for $1,000 to Booker T.
Washington, to found a permanent scholar
ship at the school. Baptists waa formerly
u alave In Virginia.
. Mrs. J. Benson
are showing all the new and
late styles in
Very handsome all black and
black and white parasols, $1.00
up to $6.50.
LOCAL OPTION LAND LEASING
Witt Land Agent Sayi Stockmen
Western Nebraska Want.
REMARKABLE . CHANGE OF SENTIMENT
Barllaartoa Reports Show Coplona
Raise Throagkoot state of Ne
braska Changes In Offices
of Milwaukee Koad.
"The all absorbing topic of discussion
among thousands of stockmen In Nebraska,
Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho now Is the
question of leasing the public lands," said
C. K. Wantland. who Is the general agent
of the Union Pacific Land company at Den
ver, and who came to Omaha Thursday
morning from there. "The ebange of senti
ment on this question has been something
marvelous In Its extent and suddenness.
Stockmen, and hundreds of them, who only
yesterday were fighting bitterly every
proposition faintly contemplating the leas
ing of these lands, are now actually ad
vocating such a movement most enthusi
astically. The only reason why we do not
see the effect of this change of sentiment
expressed at Washington Is that the legis
lators there are acting on the wishes of
their constituents as expressed a year sgo.
When they get back home many of them
will fisd a very different attitude on this
"Just now the problem is how to let those
stockmen who are now favorable to the
leasing scheme do so, while the ones who
till hold out may not be affected. For In
stance, In western Nebraska the stockmen
are all won over and are demanding this
method of handling the ranges. There are
about 10,000,000 acres of public lands out
there, and the stockmen wish to lease
them. About half of this territory can be
Irrigated. Now If the western Nebraska
people, whose conditions are different from
the conditions in other states, can agreo
upon a fair plan for range control in their
state, to protect their Interests from de
struction, why not allow them to have ltT
We think we have thla plan now In th
local option scheme. When I proposed this
two years ago It met with a storm of pro
test. Now the stockmen are asking for Its
establishment In many places. It is a
county local option land leasing plan, which
Is to be applied to any county whenever
the secretary of the interior is satisfied
that a majority of the stockmen In that
county wish It to go Into effect."
Heavy Rains In Nebraska.
Railroad men are beginning to think that
the rainfall In Nebraska will never cease.
Each succeeding day brings In reports of
heavier rains than the day previous and
they are also a little more thoroughly dis
tributed In extensive quantities each day,
The morning report at Burlington head
quarters for the twenty-four hours ending
at 8 o'clock Thursday morning shows three
entire divisions completely blanketed with
a good wetting. From Flattsmouth to
Kearney the two ends of the northern di
vision, the rain hit everything and fell In
such quantities as 1.34 Inches at Grand
Island, 1.05 Inches at Palmer, 1.20 Inches at
Burwell and an Inch at Erickson and Kear
ney. The southern division, from Atchison.
Kan., to Blue Hill, waa also soaked solidly.
and at Concordia fell 2.14 Inches. Out on
the western division it was the same way.
rain from Mlnden to Lyons, and there waa
1.23 Inches at Benkleman, 1.12 at McCook
and an Inch at Curtis and at Corona. This
covers practically the whole of Nebraska
save for the northwest portion, which lies
along this end of the . Wyoming division.
For that division the report states that
there were light rains from Broken Bow to
Sidney, but that there was none in Wyo
ming. The same story is told In a general
way by the Elkborn reports, which give a
rain ranging from an Inch to an inch and
a half over the entire South Platte country.
Changes ln Milwaukee , Offices.
At the local office of the Chicago, Mil
waukee ft St. Paul railroad have just been
rocelved from the headquarters of J. H.
Hlland, traffic manager cf the road, an
nouncements of appointments affecting four
railroad men who are well known to Omaha
railroaders and who have often made this
city, although none fc employed here. J.
T. Conley Is made assistant general freight
agent at Minneapolis, to succeed E. D.
Bewail, assigned to other duties. Mr. Con
ley waa at one time assistant general pas
senger agent for thla road, but has recently
been commercial agent at St. Paul. His
place there is to be taken by Frank E. Otis,
who has been commercial agent at Duluth,
Minn. Charles L. Kennedy suoceeds Mr.
Otis at Duluth. All these changes date
from May 15. Then, dating from May 1. O.
F. Waller Is made commercial agent at De
troit, to succeed J. E. Williams, resigned.
Railway Notes and Personals.
E. K. Servlss, commercial agent of the
Frisco line, has returned from western
W. H. Melville, northwestern passenger
agent of the 'Frisco line, has returned
N. T. Brown, traveling passenger agent
of the Colorado t Southern railroad at
Denver, la in Omaha.
Michael Dowd. traveling passenger agent
of the Northern Steamship company at
Buffalo, la in Omaha.
J. O. PhllllDnL assistant general u I
agent of the Missouri Pacific rallw.ty. ".
returned rroin Lincoln.
Oeorge McNutt, district passenger arfent
for the Missouri, Kansas A Texas rullroad
at Kansas City, is in Omaha.
L. M. Allen, assistant general p?nnger
agent of the Chicago, Rock Island ft P
olilc railroad at Chicago, la ln Omaha.
Two carloads of Italian Immigrants,
eighty In ail, were brought Into Omaha over
the Illinois Central Thursday morning and
taken out west by the Burlington on No.
5. Half are bound for California, the rest
for Oregon and Washington.
All but a half mile of the new extension
of the Fremont, Elkhorn at Missouri Valley
railroad from Dead wood to I .tad City la
now tracked, with the ballasting gang
close behind the rail layers. It is expected
that the work will be finished Saturday,
and that the Ural train will be run over
the line early next week.
W. A. Deuel, superintendent of the Colo
rado division of the Union Pacific railway
with headquarters at Denver, W. L. Park,
superintendent of the Wyoming division
with headquarters at Cheyenne, and E. R.
Orlttln, general agent at Denver, are In
Omaha for a conference with Superintend
ent of Transportation Buckingham and
General Manager Dickinson.
Promotion Involving a m. -e t, Dtt-W s
has Just come to Ralph D. :ng. t' - Sirs
been stenographer at If, genera. iJ'"ti
of the Missouri Pacil,,.
city. He has gone to take a klt!Gn
th Illinois Central office ln ths ttiountfct 1
metropolis. Ills place here has been taa"i.
by v. Moore, who has been steno
if no nas neen Bienogr.ir)r
In the auditing department at
clflc headquarters for aome time
W. H. Munn, chief clerk In the passtiiger
department at Fremont. Kllthorn & Mis
souri Valley headquarters, waa in Hot
BprlngB. S. D., on Thursday for the open
ing day of the resorts there, together
with a party of capitalists from Cedar
Rapids, la. Mr. Munn took the lowans to
Hot Springs over the Elkhorn line Wednes
day night. After spending Thursday at
Hot Springs the party planned to go to
Keystone, the location of the famous Key
stone mine, and In the heart of the Black
Hills mining country. After a day there
the prospective investors will travel on to
Deadwood. From there Mr. Munn experts
to take the trip over the new extension
to Lead City In ti.e first train to be run
over the line early next week.
Send articles o incorporation, notices of
stockholders' meetings, sic. to Ths Bee.
We will give them proper legal Intertlon.
Bee telephone. IIS.
EdttoJm, the Jeweler, is selling lx solid
sliver teaspoons tor 93.00.
Shampooing and hair dressing, tic. at ths
Battery, 211-220 Bee Building. TcL XTX.
DAILY KEE; FRIDAY,
POLICE ON DRESS PARADE
Anneal Inspection by Mayor, Cale
and Commissioners Nest
Owing to ths rainy weather the annual
Inspection of the police force by the chief,
mayor and commissioners, scheduled for
yesterday, has been postponed for on
week, which means that the daily drill
or the officers will continue that much
longer and more time will be given to
putting a finishing touch on stars and unl
forms. For several weeks CaptainHayea
has been putting the men through a drill
twice a day, and he expects to show u
me nanammest ana neatest lot of men
that were ever Inspected ln Omaha. Th
various city officers and the members of the
cltgr council have been Invited to be pres
As a result of the Inspection It is likely
that the old stars now being worn by the
officers, and which have been worn by them
for the last fourteen years, will be Is id
on the shelf and replaced by new badges.
"The old stars are out of date and are
worn out," said the chief, "and we need
change. Some of them are as thin as
knife blade, and a patrolman couldn't make
It shine if he were to polish It all day
The old star is a back number, and I hop
we can get badges, like they have In other
places. The cost would be about $160, anil
while I don't want to be charged with
being an expensive man, I hops the chang
will be made. The stars we have look
like tin, and every person who desires can
get one that looks like them and very
easily Impersonate an officer. I have a de
sign that I shall try to get adopted, and
when the council and board see how rusty
the stars look beside bright, clean unl
forms, I believe the change will be made
MICHAEL ANGEL0 IN TROUBLE
Not the shade of the Painter, bat a
Dairyman Who Was
Al La Jour was arrested Wednesday by Con-
stable Knodell on complaint of Michael An
gelo Armour, who. It Is said, LaJour as
saulted and beat until Michael's face looked
like a piece of rare beef. The troubles of
the man with the patnter-packlng house
name came from a wrestle with Cupid, ln
which he lost well, but not wisely. Michael
and Mable, a slater of LaJour, were em
ployed at Rusera park, the former as
dairyman and the latter as a domestic
Michael's visions of Mable becoming
milkmaid so worked upon his Imagination
thafhe forgot his cows and his pails and
followed In the footsteps of Mable to such
an extent that not only Mable became tired
but Michael's employers discharged him for
not attending to his work. Then, It
charged, Michael's love turned to scorn.
The brother said that Michael went over
the country by day and by night and told
stories about Mable that were not true.
conference was called and Michael went to
the home of the LaJours at Fifty-sixth and
Center streets to patch up a truce. The
patch would not stick, a fight was the re
suit and Michael was badly worsted, he
says, by a half dozen men, though LaJour
claims that he "put the fixln' " on Michael
alone and unaided.
TIP. TO THE SALOON KEEPERS
Chief Donahue Informs Them that
They Mast Stop Selllngr
to Minors. ,
Chief of Police Donahue has sent letters
to the saloon keepers of the city Informing
them that the practice of selling malt, spir-
ltous or vinous liquors to children, appren
tlces and servants unSer the age of 21 years
must be stopped. I if 'the letters the chief
Informed the saloon keepers that the law
provides a fine of $25 for each offense and
that he Intends to Instruct patrolmen to
see that arrests are made in every instance.
"I have been reliably informed," said the
chief, "that the practice of selling beer to
children Is becoming common, and I Intend
to put a atop to It. In most cases I am told
children are sent by their parents. But
even this I shall stop, for a child ln going
to a saloon Is thrown ln contact with all
classes of men; they hear swearing, and the
Influence on them Is necessarily bad.
have instructed patrolmen to arrest every
saloon keeper or bartender who sells to a
minor, and I hope to soon break up the
On "The Overland Limited" carry expert
electricians, whose special duty Is to super
vise and see that the electrto lighting ar
rangemenls are entirely satisfactory. Each
sleeper has seventy electric lights, dining
car seventy, buffet smoking and library
Observation cars, 'dining cans, buffet
smoking and library cars are equipped
with twelve-inch electric fans. Electric
adlng lsmps ln every berth. Eleotrlo
curling Irons ln all ladles' toilet rooms.
This famous train reaches Salt Lake
City twelve hours and San Francisco six
teen hours ahead of all competitors.
If you contemplate a trip to any west
era point the Union Pacific offers you the
highest degree of comfort and luxury,
with no additional cost and a great sav
ing of time and expense.
Cuy .Icket office, 1S24 Farnam street.
'Phone 316. Union station, Tenth and
Marcy. 'Phone 629.
Fifth War J i .-Menrjs.
Tte Fifth wara Republican club will
meet at Young", hail, Sixteenth and Corby
streets, Friday evening. May -15, 1902. Hon.
E. Rosewater and Candidate for Congress
Hon. Ed. Cornish and Nelson C. F-', will
address the meeting.
X W. B. CHRISTIE. President
P. B. SEWARD, Secretary.
Our up-to-date, life-like photos at $3.00
per dos. will astonish you; others charge $5
for same. Wllliema, 1406 Fi rBA-a St.
Publish your tc? notices la Ths Wsekly
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Shampooing and halrdresslng, 15c, at the
Bathcry. 216-220 Bee Building. Tel. 1714.
Graduating gifts. Edholm, jeweler.
CLLECTI0N COSTS REDUCED
ftait Collector Makes
Estimates for Fiscal Year '
Aboat to Cioso.
E- B. Stephenson, collector of Internal
revenue at Omaha, Is making up an esti
mate of the receipts of the office of the
fiscal year to end June 30, 1903. According
to this estimate the office will receive as
much money as It did the year before the
war revenue law went Into effect, ln spite
of ths fact that since that tlma tho states
of North Dakota and South Dakota have
bees taken from this district. Ths total
receipts are estimated at about $3,000,000.
The removal of tho two Dakotas from ths
Nebraska district will make a aavlng In the
expense of collections. When ths war rev
enue law went Into effect the collections
bad been made In the three states at a cost
of 1.1 per cent of the total. Last year,
while the war tax was effective, the cost
had been reduced to about l.t per cent and
this year the estimated cost Is 14 per cent.
This reduction Is due solely to the change
ln the district, as ths cost of collection la
ths Dakotas mads tbs average for ths dis
trict comparatively high.
WABSISC FROM CLEARWATER
omebod la Tomperanoft-Titled Town 8
Trouble for Omaha.
MAYOR ELUCIDATES ON BOOZE PHENOMENA
Promises Cyclone Has No Terror for
His Honor, Who Has Political
Storm Cellar and Feels
"Such of us as are prayerful will do well
to double our devotional efforta. Others
must take to their storm cellars." said
Mayor Moores yesterday. "Thera Is a
prophet risen In Nebraska, 'and he warns
us that a cyclone Is to sweep Omaha today.
Read this letter."
The communication that the mayor
handed the reporter came in an envelope
postmarked "Clearwater. Neb., May 13,"
and was written on the kind of paper that
Mary Ann uses when she writes to Pat
rick that any day will suit her. The writ
ing looked something ilk Mary Ann's, too,
but had certain characteristics thst marked
it as a man's. The spelling and arrange
ment were thus:
for Omaha City Omaha Neb.
Omaha Cltv Mayor
.i p" b ? kind and notify your cltv
h'L? r'rclon ' fwm over Omaha
on the 16th day of may 1902 between 11 a.
m- ""L p- m- an1 w"l stroke the psrt
11 1 1 1 ly yUr"'
"l I III"
The boxed effect In the corner surrounded
a hole where the name is supposed to have
Any Kind of Time Possible.
"Now that's what I call a rood i turn"
said the mayor. "True, the. disturbance
seems a little behind Its schedule, but that
may do because of a difference of time. We
don't know at thla distance what kind of
time he may be carrying there at Clear
water. Indeed, we don't even know what
kind of a time he may have been having.
Clearwater sounds like a good, abstemious
name, but even ln temperance towns I have
neard men occasionally have some awful
times. I never before knew of anybody
aeelng cyclones, but they are said to have
seen almost everything else after the kind
or times I have Just mentioned and nr
naps inu rriend of ours has a particularly
"I notice, too, that he says this breeze is
to stroke Omaba. That sounds reassuring,
aoesni 11 7 I don't like these tornadoes
mat -strike,' 'hit,' 'sweep' or 'destroy'
cuy, put wnen they merely 'stroke' it the
effect shouldn't be so bad. Sort of sooth
ing, I take ltt
"I am glad to make this warning nubile.
but personally I have little fear, for I am
well prepared. I built a atorm cellar the
day after my election and I Judge a nlace
that's strong enough and tight enough to
Keep out political job-hunters ought to be
able to stand a little thing like a cyclone
My only regret is that he cut his name
out of the letter. I wanted to file it In my
marriage bureau as one of the ellglblee.
WAIT FOR COUNCIL TO ACT
Opponents to Capitol Avenne Market
In No Harry to Begin
Laws a It.
The Omaha grocers and others ODDosed to
tne t-apitol avenue market place have not
jet filed their petition for an Injunction
against the council to restrain that body
irum Duuaing tne nouse on the site to
which they object, but according to the
statement of one of the active members of
the body which la to bring the action, they
are leady to file the papers as soon as It
becomes evident that the council really
means to proceed in the matter. Said he
"The petition would have been filed last
week, but we were assured by a city official
In a position to know that no active steps
wouia te taken toward the erection of the
Capitol avenue market bouse at thla time
and that we will know ln time to get out
the injunction before such action Is taken.
We are not hunting litigation, simply de
siring to protect our Interests, and If wo
can maintain a market place where we de
sire it without going into the courts ws
t to do It."
TALKS OF STRICKEN PEOPLE
Charles P. Gonther, Who Han Visited
Lesser Antilles, Visiting;
Charles F. Gunther, city treasurer of Chi
cago and a well-known candy manufacturer
of that city, la visiting Omaha as the guest
of his old friend, George W. Llnlnger. Mr.
Gunther Is sn extensive traveler and has
several times visited the scenes of the pres
ent volcanic disturbances ln the Lesser An
titles. He talks Interestingly and enter
tainingly of the West Indian people, and
particularly of the natives of Martinique
and St. Vincent.
Births and deaths reported to the Board
of Health for the twenty-four hours end-
na- at noon Thursday:
Elrihs John Bruner. 1922 South Twen
tieth, boy: George Carrol, Twelfth and
lzard, girl; av.eyer o-eor, 12n Chicago,
boy; Charles Kworth, 3010 Seward, girl;
John Bldel. Sixth and Locust, boy: O. R.
Gamble, 1628 finerman avenue, girl.
iieauis S. H Watters. Bt. JoseDh'a hos
pital, sgea w; Margaret crattr, tit. Jo
soph's hoHpltal. aged 17; Ole Chulwlg. Bt.
Joseph's hospital, aged 61; John Sullivan,
Nineteenth and William, aged 62; George F.
Rutherford. St. Joseph's hospital, aared 30:
Merrell A. McWllKams, 3534 Hamilton,
aged 1; Dorothy Strauss, 622 North
Twenty-sixth, aged 1; Charles H. Brown,
County hospital, aged 64; Mellora McPher
son Clarkson, South Twentieth, aged 71
,lany an Omaha Citizen Knows
How Sure They Are.
Nothing uncertain about the work of
Doan'a Kidney Pills In Omaha. There la
plenty of positive proof of this In the testi
mony of cltlsens. Such evidence should
convince the most skeptical doubter. Read
ths following statement:
Mr. Fred B. Hall, 601 North 32nd street,
employed at tha railroad bridge two miles
from the city, cays: "I had a bad back for
about a year and la the winter of 1898 it
became very severe. When lying down It
was very difficult to get up, and on a loop
ing sharp pains caught ma ln ths small of
ths back, and my kidneys were weak. It
was for this that I procured Doan's Kidney
Pills at Kuhn at Co.'s drug store. Sines
using them I hsvs had no occasion to com
plain of my back or kidneys and I have told
friends my high opinion of Doan's Kidney
Pills and will par son ally corroborate ths
above at any time."
Bold for 60c psr box by all dealers. Foa-
ter-Mllburn Co.. Buffalo, N. T.. sole agents
for tha Cnlted Statsa.
Remember tbs nam, Doan's, and take no
I TD 1C UK AT A TVT
THE newest and most desirable fabrics. Including Wash Ooods, Dress Gools
and Silks. Also Laces and Embroideries, can be bought tomorrow (Rem
nant Day) at fractional prices. Read the news In detail.
One case of tine and
sheer Black Lawn at
All the finest grades of
Muslin and Cambrics all
known brands In long
One big table of all kinds
n f Ota .i.l.. T.in.- . .
ysrd.:.::. ..:... : " -2
Extra heavy quality black and colored
Mercerized Sateen regular d
40 cent quality at
26c quality lace striped and corded
Printed Wash Fabrics all the finest
auanty in waist and
ress lengths at
$1.00 Dress Goods 25c
This Includes lengths from 2 to 5 yards
In silk and wool mixtures, Plain
Henriettas and Cashmeres. Hrllllan-
iines ana Merges in
fact, all the tl.w goods
on front bargain square
Remnants of Silks,
An accumulation of hlirh cost Satin
Foulards, fine Taffetas, Moire Silks
in cream, biacK and all
colors also Brocaded
Silks on sale on main
floor at 89c, 49c and yard
Remnants of Laces and Embroideries
Manufacturer's sample pieces of all
kinds of All-Over Laces in 4
black, white and cream colors C
at each w
Sample strips of Valenciennes and
Torchon Laces fine quality worth up
to 20c yard 4
Remnants and sample 4 g
strips Net-Top Laces, Galoons 1 C
and Bands at yard a vr w
Cutting Shoe Prices
About 1,400 pairs of
Ladies $2.00 Kid Shoes.
Ladies $2,50 Kid Box Calf Shoes
Ladies 93 and $4 Kidskin Shoes
Sites 2H. S, 3tt and 4, at 75c a pair.
J. A. KERVAN, TAILOR,
HAS REMOVED TO
1316 Farnam Street,
Suits, from $30.00to $65.00. Trousers from $8.00 to $16.00
OUR ENGRAVING PLANT
Is tbs best equipped In Omaha for the proper execution of engraved wedding Invi
tations, announcements, at home cards
tbs very best stock ln tbs production of
lu ! I as as at as 9. Duaa flk
IHHlIIIIIIIICf a lltail UUii
Mall orders given careful attention. Selection packages sent to responsible parties.
IWe are NOT offering you the
ordinary Rye or Bourbon whiskey.
but a SPECIAL, brand of a malt
made after the process of the old
fashioned German "Schnapps,"
which Is world-wide famous.
These goods sre to be sold .to the
consumer in original packages di
rect from the distillery, and no
where In the United States can
this genuine German malt
(Schnapps) be purchased except
direct from us. It Is worth not
less than S6 per gallon retail.
You Don't ilavo To!
Many people who bring prescriptions to
our store, which are written on blanks
furnished by other druggists ask us If
they "HAVE TO TAKE THIS to that
place." meaning ths druggist who fur
nished ths blankaT WE ALWAYS SAY
NO! take it where you like, whether it
has his name or our name on the back,
but watch the difference in the price of
his and ours that's all.
WB CLAIM WE FTI.Li PRESCRIP
TIONS for L.ES8 MONEY THAN ANY
DRUGGIST IN THIS CITT. QUALITY
OP OOODS CONSIDERED. Try us and
compare with what you have been pay
ing. 11.00 Zy-mo 75c
1.00 rai-lsian Hair Tonlo (guaranteed) 75a
1.00 Peruna (1 to a customer) 67c
100 Wine Cardul (1 to a customer) .... 49o
11.00 Butler's Female Regulator (guar
1.00 Uncle Sam's Tobacco Cure 50o
$1.00 West's Brain and Nerve Treat
tLOO Sexlne Pills 7&0
WE NEVER CLOSE.
reL TT. S. W. la. ISIa aa ckleaaa.
Postal Card Will Get It
SAMPLE COPT Or THE
Twentieth Century Farmer
The Best Agricultural Weekly,
dress. Omaha, Neb.
Sale Today of
One big table Scotch and
Chambray Olngham worth
15c at yard
New Imported Percales light
and dark colors worth loc
Remnants of Basket Weaves
heavy canvas linings and
drapery burlaps at yard
86-Inch Art Tickings and
Denims worth 40c go at
Finest quality Drapery
Velours ln long rem
nantsyard Blnck nnd white nnd blue
and white heavy Twilled
bhtrtlng at yard ,
Blnck nnd white nnd blue - 1
Bn'1 white heavy Twilled 1bC!
I Khtrtliia- at vard V"2W
on Main Floor
Moussellne de Soie 15c Yard.
Remnnnts of corded and sheer Wash
Fabrics bIho Moussellne de Solo in
plain colors and fancy saw
striped effects on 1
main floor In remnants (J
$1.00 Waists 25c.
All the odds and ends of Shirt Waist
from the John Anlslleld & Co. stock
that sold up to II. tw ln white India
TV 1 1 1 l C llltlllt,
nnon, lawns ana dim
ities go in base
tach Remnants and sample strips of all
kinds of fine Kmbroiderles and Inser
tions in all widths- 1 4 f
worth up to 35c go 02C"lOC
iple pieces of AU-Ov
fine Tucklngs half yard
lengths worth up to
go at each
Remnants of Silk Ruching
on.l 1 11 Kir Tetmrntntr oil
colors at yard
Prior to Alterations
SEN-MILL ARD CO
and reception Invitations. We make use of
this work, which ws guarantee ln every
5th and Douglas Jewolara and
Streets. Art Stationer .
Streets. Art Stationers)
2-GaJlon Pucks ge
All charges prepaid on. two gal
lons or over.
All orders for this brand must be
accompsnlfd with the cash. (We
will not ship It C. O.D.) postofhYa
mowy order, express order or
, An extra charge of 20 cents per
gaL for bottling these goods In full
Goods neatly packed In plain
package with no marks to indicate
522 N. 16th St., Omaha. Neb.
Ilavo You Tried
Por constipation, biliousness, gall stones,
headaches, heart burn, kidney and liver
complaints. Sbrader's Fig Powder cures
all forms of dyspepsia, indigestion, ca
tarrh of tbs stomach, acid fermentation ana
digests ths albuminous foods by removing
ths ALOIS E poison from the stomach and
bowels. Fig Powder Is best for children.
Once or twice a week Is a good female
regulator. Sold In 10c and 25c boxes, at all
drug stores trade supplied by all whole
sale ;J;ii. Manufactured by
W, J. SfiraJer Medietas Co.,
IEW YORK AMD OMAHA.
Carey Roof Good
for Any Bui!d!.ig.
Omaba Roofing and Supply Co.,
S42 lamfe Building.
loog Distaste- Telephone 171,
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