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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: BATTJItPAY, JULY 12, 1003.
THE CLEARING SALE'S
All summer goods being closed out regardless of values. Hensntional bargains in Furnishing Goods, Women's Suits and Bkirts and Waists.
BnOE HALE. (Jet your Groceries at Harden Bros' during this great sale. Agents for the nuttcrick patterns.
ATTEND THE GREAT
Lion's $1.50 Shirt Waists at 39c
200 dozen men' fin madras Bbfrt Waist, la all tha newest colors, mad to sell
at tl.no. en tale at 29c.
Men'. fl.60 COLORED SHIRTS AT 49 c.
110 doten men'a Una madras and white Negligee Shlrta In aoma of the beet makes,
tit 49c. all new styles. .
MEN'S 25C SOCKS AT 10C
COO dozen men's floe lisle thread and maoo cotton Bocks In plain and fancy
Colors at 10c.
Ladles' 25c Stockings at lAc.
104 "dozen ladles' Una llsla thread Stocking In lace patterns, the regular 25c
qualities, at l6e.
Ladles' 25c fine lisle thread Vesta In all sties; also extra size, the regular 25o
Quality, at 10o. '
Men's $1.00 underwear at 25o.
All the men's fancy colored balbrtggaa underwear that sold up to $1.00, on sale
Saturday is Remnant Day In the Bargain Room
The grand clearing sale la now on In full blast Every yard ot summer goods
must go. Every garment In the Bargain Room must be closed out.
We put on higher priced goods every day. The goods that we used to aell at
Co, 7Hc and (He we will put on sale on the last counter at Itte a yard.
The goods that we used to aell at 10c, 12tt and 16o. wa will put en one coun
ter at Be yard.'
The goods we used to aell at 19c, J9o and up to B9o, brought from the high grade
Stock, are being closed now at 10 centa. This Includes white goods as well aa other
Remember, the best goods go first, and It you want a real bargain, be here
NO DEALERS. PEDDLERS OR MANUFACTURERS SOLD TO IN THIS ROOM.
GRAND RIBBON SALE SATURDAY
Au elegant line of wash taffeta ribbons, all silk, worth 20c
to 25c, on sale at, per yard 100
Special lot of 50c ribbons, at 19c
50c Ladles' Kelts, at 10c
fl.00 Ladies' Filk Belts ' 50c
25c Ladies' Leather Belts, at only... 53
50c Copyright Books, at only 17C
3ft e GOODS AT lOe.
49c, 2So and 39o batistes, dimities, Swisses,
muslins, organdies, satin atrlped white
gooda, white Oxfords, fancy white Ox
fords, white lace stripes' and checks,
all the colors. In French, Irish and
Scotch dimities, Swisses, batistes, linen
colored batlRtea, all go at I ft fa
In the sale at, a yard lUw
lOo, 13 l-3c, le and 19a GOODS,
These consist of French dlmltlee, Irish
dimities, plain white goods," checked
nainsooks, 36-Inch percales, London
piques, Dublin fuck, and white Jong
cloth, not a yard ever sold for lesa than
10c and 19c a yard, at
one price, only
IOC, 12 1-Uc, 1.1c n.l lfc GOODS
at a i-ao.
They consist of all the above lines, dimi
ties, French, Irish dimities, French
batistes and organdies, thousands of
plccea thst are taken from the regular
stock; tbey are culled from the stock, as
poorer colors; we will put tbem on one
counter In order to close
them quick, at a yard
19c mercerized foulards, all the new
spring shades, regular 25c goods, will be
en sale all day at 9c a yard; 2.000 pieces
ot sateen, all In colors, some of the fineet
colors and patterns, made to sell at 25o
a yard, aa a flyer they will go tomorrow at,
a yard, 6o.
The finest silk foulards ever shown at
75o will be on sale Friday at 35o a yard.
Thousands of yards of fancy silks will be
on sale at 49c, worth up to $1.50 a yard.
Beat apron checks-made, only Be a yard.
Black sateen, regular 19c grade, at 10c
Men's 25c string and bow tlea at Bo.
Ladies' and children's underwear at 10c.
Men'a 75c colored laundered shirts, with
' aeparate collars, at 26o.
One lot ot ladles' corsets, worth $1.00, at
Children's double-breasted knee panta
oraah suits, agea to 15 years, at 26e and
Boys' long panta crash suits, agea 14 to
19 years, at 60c.
Men'a odd crash coata and vesta, slsea 34
to 42, at loo.
Men's crash suits, sliea 84 ta 42, at 60o,
95o and $1.60.
Men's panta, worth up to $2.00, at 960,
Men'a pants, worth up to $4.00, at $1.60
Boys' knea panta worth up to 75o at 19o
and 25c a pair.
We are headquarters for hammocks ot
every description from 60e to $100 each.
Tha best close woven hammock In the city
with pillows and spreaders for 76a.
Complete amateur set, 4 balls, at Sle;
6 balls at 69c and 8 balls at 98o.
Professional sets, 4 balls at $149, balls
at $1.69 and 8 balls at $1.98; $2.75 tor tha
best professional sot made.
Unseasonable weather makes letting down the prices on
Straw llats necessary 50c and COc 6traw hats at 25c
35c Straw llats at 15c
These prices run through children's as well as men's.
We also have a man's nice Straw llat at 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
Closing out all Straw Panamas at .$1.75
Splendid lines of Felt Hats, in pasha, fedora, panama, derby
, and colonials, at 75c to $3 00
Boys' Felt Hats in panama, pasha and fedora shapes, all col
ors, prices 50c, 75c, $1.00 and . $1.25
I White Duck Hats for boys' and men 1 5c
Tam-'O-Shanters, at 25c and 500
A full line of boys' and men's Caps, at 25c and 503
Call and examine our line of trunks and valises,
BE SURE TO ATTEND OUR FA
MOUS THIRTY-MINUTE SALES
FROM 10 TO 10i30 A. M.
We will sell bleached muslin, regular 7H
grade, only 10 yards to a customer, at a
FROM a TO 3i30 I. M.
We will aell short lengths ot dimities, or
gandies and batistes, all colore, and worth
from 19o to 89c per yard, only 10 yards to
a customer, at a yard, 2 He
FROM 8iSO TO SlOO P. M.
Wa will sell dimities, lawns and batistes.
regular 10c, 12Hc and 15o goods, only 10
yards to a customer, at a yard. la
Several other aalea during tha day, which
will be announced on tha floor before they
Whole wheat flour, per lb Sc
Large sacks granulated eorameal, per
Fancy hand picked navy beans, per lb... 3a
Fancy breakfast rolled oats, per lb 3J
J-lb. cans fancy sweet sugar corn... J) l-3o
Good Japan rice, per lb 5o
THE ONLY washing powder, t lbs for.. 3 So
Oil or mustard sardines, per can... 3 3.4c
Tall cans blood red aalmon, per
Large bottle pure tomato catsup... 8 1-tfo
I bottles fancy assorted pickles for.... 2rC
1-lb. pkg. pure corn starch
S-lb. cans California Bartlett pears for. .10c
Large quart bottle blueing 5d
Dried Fruit Specials
New evaporated apricots, per lb lOe
Fancy French petite prunes, per lb. .4 3-4c
Fancy large Italian prunes, per lb.. 8 l-3o
Fancy cleaned Vostlzze currants 9a
Large Muacatell raisins, per lb lOo
Fanoy Crawford peaches, per lb lOo
Alden evaporated raspberries, per lb.... 19a
SILK SALE SATURDAY
White Wash Silk, 20 inches wide, only 25c
White Wash Silk, 27 inches wide, only
Black Wash Silk, 20 inches wide, only ...
Black Wash Silk, 36 inches wide, only ....
Best Quality Corded Wash Silks, all colors
Fine Foulard Silks, 24 inches wide, on sale at
Beautiful White Corded Taffetas for waists, regular $1.00
silks, on sale at 69c
Fine grade Black Taffeta, 27 inches, for 69c
Fine grade Black Taffeta, 36 inches, for $1.25
Yard wide Feau de Chene, in black, pure silk, worth $2.25,
on sale at $1.35
We will fit your eyes with the finest quality lenses in good
aluminoid frames, any style, for 98c
Gold filled frames, 10 year guarantee, $3.00 value at $1.79
All kinds of repairing at half the ordinary prices. Depart
ment in charge of qualified refractionis.
Choice soda crackers, per lb Ra
Fancy ginger snaps, per lb 5c
FanCy assorted sweet crackers, per lb... 10c
Great Ham Sale
Best brand No. 1 ham
Minced ham. sliced
Potted ham, per can
Grand Fruit Sale
Fancy lemons, per doa lOo
Choice large bananas, doi.... .15c
Fancy California apricots, per dos 6c
We are giving away handsome prizes with
all our high grade teas.
cnoice tea suungs, per in 1 i-xc
Fancy uncolored Japan tea, for lea
lea only aoc
Our special blend. English Breakfast;
this sale only 43c
Good Rio coffee (a prize winner), per
H. B. C Mocha and Java, regular
price 86c; thle sale 4 lbs. for 1. OO
Suits, Waists and Skirts
This great clearing sale, on business principles.
makes our cloak department the moet popular la
Omaha. No Idle misrepresentations, but clean, candid
facta. The stock Is here. To close out this entire
$75,000.00 stock prices are being slaughtered right and
left. In Justice to yourselves do not purchase any
goods elsewhere until you see what we have to offer
?00 silk waists, made of the Wlnslow taffetas, war
ranted not to track, tucked and stitched, sizes 82 to 48,
In reds, browns, blues, bellos, pinks and blacks; $8.00
quality for $2 .90.
Women's white lawn waists, you all know the la
mense variety Hayden'a carry, made by the toremoal
manufacturers In America; worth and sold at from $5.00
to $8.00; clearing sale price $3.60.
Womjen's silk skirts, the "most elaborate styles,
about 100 ot them, that sold aa high as $40, clearing
sale price $15.00,
Women's tailor made suits, all that are la the atora
divided into three lots:
Lot 1 Women's suits, that sold up to $12.00, aa
sale at $5.50.
Lot 2 All our suits, running In valua up to $18.00 sale price $8.60.
Lot e All our very One sulta that sold up as high as $35.00 sale price $15.60.
Twa great big tables ot skirts, la all colors and black, that sold up to $8.60-
clearing aale price $4.90.
Women's rainy day skirts, $3.00 quality clearing sale price $1.60.
1.000 dosen women's wash waists included In this big sale,
Women's waists that aold for 60c now on sale at 10c.
Women's $1.26 walata for 49c
Women's $3.00 waists tor $1.00.
Tour choice of any colored waist In our house that sold up to $1.60 for 60o.
Saturday morning, from 8:80 until 13 o'clock, we will put on sale three lots et
Lot 1 Percale wrappers, ruffle over shoulder, 12-Inch flounce, separate waist lin
ing, worth $1.00. for 89c.
Lot 2 Percale wrappers. In light and dark colors, 15-lnch flounce, rume aver
shoulder, trimmed with two rows of braid, $1.26 quality, for 69c.
Lot 8 Our well known $1.60 wrapper, In light and dark colors, the $2.00 quality,
When Tired Shopping
Oet a tree cup of our delicious cocoa and a
taaty, fresh cracker at our demonstration.
We are Introducing our elegant cocoa and
chocolate and pure, fresh crackers.
A Phenomenal Sample Shoe Sale
THOUSANDS OF HIGH GRADE SAMPLE SHOES THROWN ON
TABLES IN OUR MAIN SHOE DEPARTMENT AT A SAVINO TO
YOU OF FROM ONE FIFTY TO THREE DOLLARS A PAIR.
This may sound Incredible, but a glance at the shoes will convince
you. Every pair fitted and extra clerks engaged to serve you. Mall
orders filled. It will pay out of town customers to make a speolal
trip to attend this, the greatest sample shoe sale that has ever
been held In the entire west.
It Is a well known fact that samples are always made up bet
ter and of better material than those carried In stock.
Men's Corona colt lace or oxfords
Men's Booth's patent kid lace or oxfords..
Men's C. Heyl's patent calf lace or oxfords
Men's willow oalf lace or oxfords
Men's box calf lace Or oxfords
Men's vie I kid lace or oxforda
Men's wax calf lace or oxfords. ,.
ALL OF TUB ABOVE ARB. ABSOLUTELY
S4.00, $4.50 AND $5.00.
Qti SALE SATURDAY.
TO PUT BAN ON MOSQUITOES
Oitj Health Department Will Invite Insects
to Go Elsewhere.
PLANS TO POUR OIL ON WATERY HOMES
Dr. Ralph Maintains that Mosquitoes
Are on Agency la Spreading of
Contagions Diseases and Are
DR. A. C. niRST PASSES AWAY
Omaha' Tint Method
Siea at Maywoed, HI.
AFTER THIRTY YEARS IN THE MINISTRY
Idly. Now, tha theory Is that oil poured I
upon the surface, ot these pool, will pre- BclltlTe Bord of church Appoint.
lays eggs In the water; In a few days, under
favorable conditions, these eggs hatch and
the larvae remain In the water until after
tha wln-a ftra full lMlnni1 wKIaI. la
' I . t . ... M .
usually ten or twelve days. They then Fastor Of Omaiia 8 lint KetuOtun unurou
fly away as full-fledged mosquitoes. It Is
believed that seven or eight generations ot
mosquitoes will hatch In a single season, so
It will be seen that they multiply very rao-
The emaciated mosquito, made Up, of ap
petite, mualc and malarial germs, la to be
dissuaded from holding his usual mid-sum
mer saengerfest In Omaha this season. The
city health department Is looking Into the
matter and is convinced that a little crude
petroleum poured upon the hundreds of
atagnant pools In and about Omaha will
have the effect of inducing the Insects to
pack up their spiked shoes,' their gimlets
and their tuneful baxzoos and seek neigh
borhoods where the musical , taste la edu
cated up to a point of greater appreciation
So, when the advance guarda of tha wraith
like boata put In an appearance they will
not find the easy entree to Omaha homes
that has greeted fcm In the past. Some
thing even more Inhospitable than wire
screens, sticky fly paper or smudges will
aontront them. ' A blow Is to be struck at
the atagnant pool, which Is the mcsqulto'a
home, the bulwark ot hla power, hla hope
of posterity, his vine and Dg tree.
Health Commissioner Ralph la moved to
take thla atand by the tact that on ac
count ot the unusually heavy rains ot the
last forty days there will be a great num
fcer of ponda, mudholes and miniature lakes
within the city limits this season which will
become breeding places for the peats.
Dr. Ralph treks Advise.
I have written to Dr. L. O. Howard, tho
government entomologist, ta get advice as
to the best method ot procedure," said he
"and expect an answer within a few daya.
X see that In a great many places in ths
Vnlted States experiments are being car
rled on in mosquito extermination. Such
experiments are now in progress at South
Orange, N. J., where a chemical compound
known as phlnotas is being used. In other
places crude petroleum or kerosene has
been found to produce fairly satisfactory
"It has been pretty thoroughly demon
Itrated that mosquitoes breed on the sur
faces of stagnant pools and that the best
way tp exterminate them Is to attack these
Vreedlng placea. The female mosquito
rent the female from laying the eggs and
that it will also kill the larvae already
"There la probably so doubt but that
mosquitoes are an agency In the dissemina
tion of contagious diseases, so that. If It
doesn't cost too much to use some of these
Insecticides, it would probably be wise for J to round out hla work on earth aa nastor
the city to follow other localities In the 0f tne jnrst Methodist church of Omaha
worn or extermination." has bean fulfilled. Dr. Hirst died Friday
City Engineer Rosewater said that it niaht of Brleht's disease at the home ot
would be impossible for the city to drain hla daughter, Mrs. Burnett, at Maywood.
any considerable number of these pools tir . suburb of Cblcaao.
this year, on account of the shortage ot I Telegrams received yesterday morning
runas. i ne neavy raina ot the last few 1 stated that the funeral would occur from
Must ta cured by
destroying tha ua
hcalthy mucus thai
(low of the gastric
I I C 0 . Ordinary
Pensin and Soda
cannot reach the scat of due. Nau'i
Dyspepsia Curw win make a
cotnpLci cure. Sand for Booklet, Fraa
ta r RANK NAIL 203 Broadway, MY. City.
Sold by' Bhermaa A MoConnell
Drug Co., nRh ad-Ede eta.,
Omaha, and leading druggists.
Committees to Attend Faaeral at
Chicago and Draft Salt
able Reaolatlone. .
The oft-repeated desire of Dr. A. C. Hirst
weeks have played auch havoc with side-
Walks, streets, culverts, Oils and bridges,'
I Centenary church, Chicago, at Sunday
afternoon, after which the remains would
said he, "that by the time we have set be sent to Columbus, O., hla old home, for
theso things right we'll have very little I Interment.
money left for draining ponds.'
MERCER FAILS TO
lelf-Appolated Reception Can
Walts Only to Be Dlsap.
Tha illness of Dr. Hirst began In Feb
ruary. The executive board of the church.
ARRIVE lootloing hla gradual decline, prevailed upon
Him to take a vacation. )r. Hirst am so,
Ittee I going to Hot Springs, Ark., March 1. He
remained at Hot Springs three weeks and
returned, seemingly much Improved, to onl
elate at the Easter aervlces at his church.
He again began to fail and at the board's
One David H. Mercer of Washington, of request he went to Excelsior Springs, Mo..
Minneapolis and. at necessary intervals, ot and remained six weeks. After his return
the Second congressional district of Ne- from there he resumed his duties as pastor
braska, was to have reached Omaha early of the church, but there was evidence that
yesterday, but dldn t. Soma ot tha track he was seriously ill. On June is he went
between here and Minneapolis, which to the home of his daughter. Mrs. F. B
Mr. Mercer appears to consider his direct Moorehead, near Chicago, accompanied by
route "home," has evidently been under- 1 Mr. Moorehead. who came to Omaha for him.
mined, or the danger signal hoisted aoma- r.... , f;i . .,.fh.
where In between. I
The delay has given Thomas W. Black. I "bo church granted him a vacation until
burn, the manager ol the congressman, a I September 1, physicians believing that a
very trying morning. This, end of the unl- thorough rest and freodom from care would
verso has failed to tip up and the people I oon restore him to his old-time vigor and
have failed to tip-toe In the way Mr. Black- neaiux. ,ine expected cnange in ois neaita
burn had anticipated. Siren whlatlea have " occur, inataaa. vr. Mirat gradually
been aa silent as though nothing Important rw weaker, and several daya ago it was
was In prospect, and the populace la wear- announcea mat be could not reoover.
log Ita everyday clothes without apology. !' Hirst waa bora In Ohio and was CI
Mr. Blackburn saw two banners going no Tears or age. He nad spent thirty years
and removed bla hat reverently. Then he ln the ministry. He waa twice married,
took a second look and discovered that ont and of hia Immediate family leavea a widow
tor. No church waa managed generally any
better than be managed this. He was an
indefatigable warker and hla work in the
Epworth leaguo waa nothing abort ot mar
velous. When ha took charge of the church
Dr. Hirst waa a stranger to us, coming here
on the recommendation ot Presiding Elder
Merrill. It is now the unanimous opinion
of the presiding elder and the members of
the church that the First church never had
more sealous or more popular or better
Committee to Attend Faaeral,
The executive board of tho church held a
meeting at the rooms of the Young Men'a
Christian association yesterday noon and ao-
lected the following committee, who with
the presiding elder will go to Chicago and
attend the funeral: R. W. Breckenrldge, J.
O. Phllllppl, Charles A. Ooss, C. F. Weller,
F. Margaret, D. M. Haverly, A. T. Aus
tin and A. B. Smith. This committee will
meet at the Orand Pacific hotel In Chicago
Sunday morning. , The following were ap
pointed to draft suitable resolutions of
respeot: Charles A. Ooss, J. O. Phllllppl,
C. F. Weller, C. C. Belden and B. A. Ben
son. The Methodist Preachera union held
meeting at the same time and adopted
resolutions of respect.
The members ot tha committee who go
to Chicago will also prepare a memorial
program, to be carried out at the First
Methodist church at 10:30 o'clock 8unday
morning. July 20. Aa appropriate musical
servloe arranged by T. J. Kelly will be
rendered at the church Sunday morning.
Rev. J. W. Swan, who had been selected
to occupy the pulpit of tha church until
September, will continue to do so until
Bishop Fowler appolnta a successor to Oil
the vacancy caused by the death of Dr.
Hirst. This, however, will likely not be
done until the conference which meets at
Grand Island, September 24.
advertised a nail game and the other a
and two daughters. Hu was appointed pas
tor of tha First Methodist church by Bishop
Up ln his office he had company. It waa Merrill, presiding elder of the Rock River
conference, two years ago, upon tne unani
moua request of the members of the church
and Presiding Elder Jennings.
Dr. Hrt came to Omaha from the Cen
the same company that always drops
la where there may be Jobs to let. Indian
Supply Agent Jordan kept a scat In the
anteroom warm all morning and win
Qurley dropped In every fifteen minute I tenary church of Chicago, ot which he had
with bla glad hand all ready. But, alas, I been pastor for a number ot years, lie waa
the congressman came not.
NO BIDS ON MARKET HOUSE
Capitol Aveaae Project Kails to Ap.
, peal to Bnlldtaar
Since no bids were received tor the erec
tion of the proposed market houae on Capl-
one ot the beat known preachera in tha
I Methodist church ot the Vnlted States and
bad filled some ot Ita moat Important pul
pits. At one time he waa president of the
University of the Pacific at San Franclaco,
reaigning that place to go to Chicago. A
other times he was pastor at Pittsburg
Fa.; Chllltcothe, O.; Columbus. O., and
many other Important placea.
In Close Tonch with Ncnktrt
He not only kept ln close touch with
tol avenue, the following resolution waa th. .ider members ef his conrrecatlon but
adopted by the Board ef Publlo Worka at equally so with the young members of the
Ita meeting yesterday afternoon:
Kpworth league and other Junior orgaalaa
"Resolved, That tha opening ot bida for Uon devoting considerable of hie time to
the building of the market house be post
poned until Tuesday, July 15, I p. m."
This resolution was carried unanimously.
Just why no blda were received Is not of sorrow voiced by them when the news ot
known. One theory Is that contractors are I hla death was made known.
thla work. The great love for him borne
by the members of the church was notlcea
ble yesterday by the many expreaslons
afraid tha work will be tied up with In
junctions, since there Is an alleged Irregu-
I'rzslding Elder Jennings said of blm
"The pulpit ot the First church has never
larlty ta tha procedure ot the city council I been more ably and rarely haa any pulpit
In condemning tho avenue for market house I been equally ae well filled aa that of the
purpossa, First church wheal Dr. Hirst was Ita paa
'FRISCO BUYS NEW ROAD
Santhweiten System Takes Oyer AikaaMa
tad Choctaw Property.
THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS PAID
Acquisition fa Projected Lino of Two
Hnndred and Fifty Miles, of
Which Ahoat One-Half
RESISTS A HEALTH OFFICER
Mam with Smallpox Threateaa to
Break the Head of am
Dr. H. L. Arnold, assistant health com
missioner, called at the home of Joseph
Blankenbaker, 2566 South Thirty-first
street, yesterday morning to inveattgate a
caae of smallpox which the neighbors had
reported at the health office. Considerable
time elapsed before there waa a response
to his knock, and ln this tntervsl he heard
a bustle and aound ot voices Inside. !
"There is no one sick here," aald tha
woman who came to the door.
"Well, I'm from the health commission
er's office," answered the doctor, "and my
Instructions are to investigate."
He received a reluctant Invitation to
enter, and the first person he saw waa the
head ot the household, walking the floor la
trcusers and stocking feet, smoking a pipe.
"You've got the smallpox," aald the doc.
tor. Indicating the pustules wtth which tbe
Blankenbaker countenance was embel
"That can't be." was the anawer. "I'm
not sick, and haven't been sick."
"And you've got a high fever," resumed
the doctor, feeling his pulse. "I shall
have to quarantine the house and vacci
nate the children."
"It you touch one of 'em I'll break your
head!" exclaimed Blankenbaker. selling a
chair. "Now you get out of here."
The doctor reported the foregoing facts
at the health office a half hour later and
at last accounts Dr. Ralph was arranging
to go out to the Blankenbaker home with
disinfectants, vaccine points and a police
What Makes Hatty Mas.
The pure, rich blood, made by Dr. Klag'a
New Life Pllla. They promote beauty
Give clear skin, rosy cheeks, tea.
Tha 'Frisco system formally bought thl
Arkansas Choctaw, a projected Una ot
250 miles, part of which la completed,
Thursday. Negotiations for this deal were
practically closed the day before by the
formation of a syndicate to take over the
road, representing the directors and stock
holders of tha 'Frisco. President Yoakum
himself carried the negotiation, through.
Thla transfer of property represents
about $3,500,000. The new road la char
tered to build' from Texarkana, Ark., to
Wichita Falls, Tex., on the Fort Worth
Denver railroad. About 125 miles, halt
the total mileage, are finished and 100
more miles are graded.
The present officials of the Arkansas AS
Choctaw are: John Scullln, president; R.
H. Keith, vice president; Charles Gilbert,
secretary and treaaurer; Allan McCarty,
auditor; W. H. Carson, assistant general
manager; Charles 8. Keith, general freight
and passenger agent; C. M. Boawell, su
perlntendent; W. C. Perry, general attor
ney; F. W. Vail lent, chief engineer. The
general ofBcea are to bo in St. Louis.
Promoters ot the Road.
The original syndicate controlling ths
road consisted of: Howard Elliott, second
vice president of the Burlington; B. B. Gra
ham, John Scullln, R. H. and Charles 8.
Keith at Kansas City; Thomas McKittrick.
D. R. Francis. Robert Brookings, I. W.
Morton, I. H. Uonberger, Bd Butler, W. H.
Lee, George A. Madlll, J. Shepley, Thomas
H. West, Festua J. Wade, Jamea Campbell
and R. C. Kerens,
The new syndicate la formed of mem
bers of the board of directors ot the 'Frisco
as follows: Jamea Campbell, Mark T. Fox,
New York; James A. Blair, Edward C. Hen
derson, Isaao N. Sellgman, Frederick
Strauss. New York City; Benjamin F.
Cheney, Richard Olney, Nathaniel Thayer,
Boston; R. C. Kerens, H. Clay Pierce, B. F,
Yoakum, St. Louis.
This new road ta expected to become
one of the moat valuable feeders ot the
great southwestern system. It will traverse
much undeveloped and new country with.v
out any other transportation facilities fjii
afford better connections for the 'Ftseo
with other railroads.
Hallway Ketea avnd Personnels.
H. F. Fisher, traveling frelghv agent ot
ths Missouri Pacific at St. Pai is in tha
General Freight Traffic Mayager Monroe
of the Union Pacific haa reamed from a
W. N. Babcook. genera' wextern freight
agent of the Lackawannv at Chicago, is ln
the city on official business.
C. C. Harvey of Kansas City, traveling
freight agent of the Mobile at Ohio, Is mak
ing his regular rou nds in Omaha,
Master Mechanic Karnuro and Division
Superintendent Baxter ot the Union I'aclrto
accompanied th 4 nonunion men whom the
coiniany. sent west Thursday night to
Work on 'die Impaired roadbed In the
Union Pacl'c depot yards Is progressing,
thouKO no dirt has yet been hauled In to
fill the dc-n-emlon caused by ths collapse of
the embiiinwnt Monday morning.
The Chicago Milwaukee ac St. Haul rail
way Mis Usued a circular exploiting tbe
i-icxjnery interests along lis lines tnrouga
the aiates of Illinois, W'lsconaln, Minnesota,
l".a. Missouri, the Pskolaa and Michigan,
according la its compilation, train the 14
census returns, there Is a total or 4,a
cheese, butter ana oonaensea mus,
Ushments ln tnese states.
Trains ara continuing to Improve upon
their schedules at both the Burlington and
Union stations. The Rock Island still haa
some trouble between umana ana uncoin,
which makes It necessary for that road to
um Kurllnirton tracks. But all roads re
port Improvements in their traitto and lines.
Tom Hughes, general treignt agent 01 tne
Miaanurl Pacific In Omaha, left yester
day for Kansas City, where he will atop a
lew aaye ana tnen procoeu iu junuuii, vui,
for a ten-day or two-weeks' business trip.
The Burlington haa announced the open
ing of a new atatlon on its Sheridan-Billings
line, to be known aa Orase Lodge. It
Is U S mites weee 01 cnenua-n, w o.,
the line in Montana. A, O. Burton is to be
the first agent.
DAMAGE FROM HEAVY RAINS
Many Small Bridges, Col-verts and
Sidewalks Ahoat City la
Street Commissioner Hummel haa been
busy thla week Inspecting damage dona by
the recent heavy rains and has found that
there la scarcely a street or culvert ln tha
city that has not suffered to some extent,
while many of the smaller bridge, have
been wrecked and rendered impassable, in
many places in the suburbs the earth haa
been washed from beneath sidewalks, leav
ing tbem without support. Where theso
walks cross gullies they are dangerous.
Being held up by stringer, alona they have
tho appearance ot being sound, but in
reality are barely strong enough to support
their own weight, and a persoa attempting
to cross on them would be almost car
tain to meet with an accident. All such
walks are being removed as fast as they
The localities; where the damage ct. the
rains has been most serious are aa fol
At Forty-sixth and Cuming streets the
brick culvert ha. caved ln, tajklng with It
a part of the pavement.
At Forty-fourth and Davenport streets
the sewer trench has caved, the entire width
of Forty-fourth street, a. distance oT sixty-
At Forty-fifth and bodge atreeta there Is
a bad caveln and landslide.
At Sixth and Cedar street, there I.
washout, leaving aa excavatloa that will
require 2,000 cublo yards of earth to fill
At Sixth and Castellar streets 600 cubic
yards ot earth has been washed from the
. Fifth street south of Bancroft to the city
llmltiyii .0 badly seamed and rutted with
running water that it ha. been closed to
For a distance of two blocks pa Twenty-
fifth avenue, from Burt street to Califor
nia, the sewer has sunk from ten to fifteen
At Forty-third and Hamilton streets
there was a landslide which removed about
500 cubic yards of earth.
The wooden bridge at Fifty-first and
Spring streets was washed out and the ap
The wooden bridge at Fifty-first and
Wool worth avenue met with the aame
A wooden bridge at Thirty-third street
and Boulevard avenue was washed away,
with pllea, abutment, and approaches.
The till on Marcy street, between
Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets, for a
distance of a half block, wa. washed away
Five hundred yards of the grade on Nine
teenth street south of Boulevard avenue
was washed out.
Tho bridge at Forty-fifth and Hamilton
street, was wrecked.
The sidewalk and driveway on the south
Ida of Harney street at Thirty-fifth atreet
have sunk several feet and are impassable,
Damage, are also reported on Chicago
atreet betweea Twenty-sixth and Twenty
aeveoth atreeta, on Fortieth street south of
Jackson street, at Twenty-second and
Pierce, on Caldwell atreet between Twenty-
sixth and Twenty-.eventh atreet. and. on
Dodge west of Thirty-fifth street.
The street commissioner has thirty teams
and eighty men at work repairing the.a
damages. One gang I. now driving pile,
for a new bridge at Thirty-third atreet and
RETURNS FROM EASTERN TRIP
Miss Tobltt Talks ot American
brary Association Coaveaa
tlom at Jloston.
Mlss Edith Tobltt, librarian of the Omaha
public library, returned yesterday from
a month's visit to Boston and vicinity,
where she attended the meeting of the
American Library association and later vis
itcd some of the libraries of the state.
Tbe meeting, which convened June 7-14,
waa attended by about 1,000 librarians and
was one of the most helpful that haa been
held by the association. Owing to the
growth In tbe organization it has become
necessary to divide It into section, for
large libraries, under which clasalflcatloa
the Omaha library cornea; email llbrarlea,
cataloging, children's work and college and
reference work. Miss Tobltt gave special
attention to tbe children's section, which
Is endeavoring to prepare a book list for
children which will be really educational
In character. Old lists are being revised
aid new llats made which when completed
Will include only books that have been ap
proved by some of tbe committees.
"Among the most helpful things," said
Miss Tobltt, "was the talk by Dr. Ello:t
of Harvard on the disposition of book,
that have ceased to be of current value.
Also a talk by Mr. Anderson ot the Pitts,
burg library on branch library work, which
Included most valuable outlines of that
Following the meeting those In attend
ance visited the libraries of tho vicinity.
Tho middle west was well represented at
the meeting, considering the large gath
ering to be held In August at Madison,
Wis. Among the other Nebraska rep
resentatives were Dr. Kerr and Miss
Nlchnl of Bellevue and Miss Mullekln of
the State university library.
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