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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1902)
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
ARRANGE FOR, AUTO RUES
On Attraction at Labor Pay Pionio to iis
Hsld at Oounoil Bluff,
OMAHA OWNERS TO TAKE PART IN RACE
Contest Will Be for Distance e(
Three Mllca at Driving rark and
Promises to Be Quito
There will be one attraction for the pub
lie at the Labor day picnic and celebra
tion at Union Driving park which will be
a novelty in tbls aectlon of the country.
It will be a race between the automobiles
of Council Bluffs and Omaha. Alderman
Casper, who li an ardent automoblllst, hi
the arrangements for the race In charge
and Is confident of securing entries of all
the "machines" In this city and across the
lirer. He expects to have at lesst twenty
automobiles of different makes compete.
According, to present plans, which, bow
aver, may be changed before the day of
the picnic, the race will be tor a distance
of three miles, or three times around the
rack at the Driving park.
- In addition to the automobile race there
will be a pony race for newsboys and paper
carriers of this c"y, besides a long pro
gram of event, for which handsome prizes
jWlll be offered.. Teams from the Cigar
Makers' union and the Bluff City Typo-
graphical union will contest for honors on
the diamond In what promises to be a
first-class exhibition of base ball.
As the Elks' street fair and carnival will
' open on Labor day, the Elks are conslder
i Ing the advisability of taking part In the
I parade, headed by Covalt's Manawa band,
which has been engaged for the entire
week of the carnival. As the Omaha unions
will join the Council BlulTa unions In the
celebration of the day here. It Is expected
that the parade will be an 'unusually big
Davis sells glass."
Puck's Domestic seep la best for lauL'dry.
TRUANT OFFICER" NEEDED
Board of . Education Expected to
Name Man at Meeting Tnes
The Board of Education at Its meeting
Tuesday night will have a number of Im
portant matters before--It. . Some action
looking to the appointment of a truant offi
cer to enfnree tn nrarvtatnn of tha raeantly
enacted compulsory - education law Is ex
pected In view of the fact that State Su
perintendent Barrett has called the atten
tion of the Vard to' the necessity of en
forcing the law.
The board Is also expected to assign the
teachers for the ensuing year and to take
ome action looking to a compliance 'with
the new state law relative to Ore escapes.
There Is no question but the Washington
avenue and Bloomer buildings will have to
be provided with fire escapes, but the board
Is Ja doubt as to whether the new high
School and the . Pierce street school 'build
ings come within the meaning of the act.-
It Is expected that the attention of the
board will be called to the fact that a num
ber of the pupils In the high school are
preparing to leave before graduating and
finish their studies In eastern colleges. The
reason for this Is ascribed to the dissatis
faction felt by a number of parents over
the alleged lack of discipline in the high
school, which was said to be responsible for
the numerous outbreaks among the pupils
Plumbing and heating. Btxby A Boa,
Davis sella paints.
PREPARING F0R ELKS' FAIR
Work of Constructing; Booths and
Fencing Off Streets to Begin
v This Week. '
. . i
The .work of constructing the booths and
fencing off the Streets and portions of Bay
Has park for the Elks' street fair and car
nival will be begun this week. Plans have
been drawn for an Imposing entrance which
Will be located at First avenue and Pearl
street. - Bids for Its construction will be
advertised for la a day or so. The streets
will be fenced off with canvas, as thla can
be easily fastened to the trees along the
curbing, and, unlike the board fence, will
aave the necessity of placing so many
posts. The booths are to be substantially
'constructed with rainproof roofs.
The work of advertising the street fair
and carnival has been proceeding merrily,
and thousands of attractive postera have
been distributed In adjacent towna and
along the lines of the several railroads en
tering Council Bluffs. This week and next
a number of balloons will be sent up each
evening from the Elks' clubhouse, each
bearing a season ticket to ths street fair.
The finder of the balloon will th;;s ocura
free admission to the carnival for the en
tire week. . ,"
Manager Troutman is still booking attrac
tions, and there will be no end of enter
tainments during the week.
Gravel roofing, A. H. Bead, (41 Broadway.
Keep clean. L'as furs' s Mechanic's soap.
Detective Callaahaa lajared.
Night Detective Tom Callagb'- Is tem
porarily off duty as the resu! n j some
what peculiar accident. Abcut 1 o'clock
yesterday morning he thought hs heard
persons In the saloon at Main and Story
streets In violation of the midnight closing
order. Securing a chair, on which he
climbed, he attempted to look In through
a window. The legs of the chair sank
Into the ground, causing the officer to lose
bis balanoe, and he fell forward, the back
of the chair Striking him In the abdomen
with considerable fores. .
His Injuries were so painful and be was
so shaken by the fall that he had to be
taken home In. a hack. He was resting
easy yesterday, and unless it develops that
ha was hurt Internally, will be able to re
port for duty In a few days. .
Puck's Domestic, soap is best.
Andover contlnuea to hold Its position as
the crack sailing yacht at Lake Manawa
and there la no queatton now but the
championship cup wilt fall to tts owners.
The ususl Sunday afternoon race yesterday
waa again won by tals speedy sailer la
(0 minutes and IT second. The time of the
other boats was: La Favorite, 60:30)
(Buoonwr'tw. C. Estep)
rKAHL ai'SKUa'. . 'ratal ft
Orebe, 62:21; By Georgia, 67:18. Zenia met
with a mishap and did not finish.
The Saturday afternoon race was a close
thing between Andover and Orebe, but the
former managed to turn the Bag first at
the finish, winning the race by a few sec
N. Y. Dumbing Co., telephone 159.
FIND MAN ALMOST STARVED
Stephen Farmer Discovered LylAsr
Near Northwestern Tracks in
An aged man giving the name of Stephen
Farmer was found lying near the tracks
I at the . north end of the Northwestern
railway yards late Saturday night by a sec
tion crew. Farmer waa so weak from the
'apparent lack of food that he waa unable
to atand on his feet, and bad to be brought
to the city on a handcar by the men who
found him. He was turned over to the po
lice, who, on the advice of City Phyatclan
Houghton, took him to St. Bernard's hos
pital. Farmer, In addition to be nearly starved,
waa almost destitute of clothing. Ho said
hs had been four days without anything to
eat. He was unable to give any explana
tion as to bow he came t6' be lying by the
railroad tracks, and from his actions the
police are Inclined to believe that the man
is somewhat demented. He claimed to have
been working on the roads . In Crescent
township, and that he had relatives In Ham
burg, la., to which place he will probably
be sent as soon as he sufficiently recovers
to be able to travel.
Use any soap so lia Pack's soap.
Davis sells drugs. . .
Stockert sells carpets and rugs. .
Leffert, eyesight specialist. 409 Broadway.
Mrs. William H. Treynor is visiting
friends In Minneapolis. n
Ldst, gold Elk button.1 Reurn to US Glen
avenue and receive reward.
Special offerings In framed piotures. C. E.
Alexander & Co., 333 Broadway.
Mrs. F. J. Day and daughter Are" home
from their outing at Spirit l,ake. I
The regular meetlns of Fidelity council,
Ttoyal Arcanum, will lie held this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. w. S. Keellne are home
from their trip to Colorado and Wyoming.
MIsb Marie Courtier '. left - yesterday to
spend her vacation with' relatives In Coiad,
Neb. -, .. -
Wanted at once, boy with pony to carry
Bee route Apply at the office. No. 10 Pearl
E. E. Fletcher of Indianapolis Is the guest
of S. F. Robinson and family of Willow
Mrs. J. C. Mitchell and daughter are
home from a visit with relatives In Leaven
worth, Kan. )
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Maurer are home
from Lake Okobojl, where Mrs. Maurer
spent the summer. '
Mra. A. Darrangh and dartghW,"MislPa
trlcla, will leave this week for 'a Several
weeks' outing in Colorado. ..
Mrs. Mary Knoll, who has been the guest
of her brother, W. H. Prets, left yesterday
for her home at Lake Charles, La.
Twin Brothers encampment, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, will meet this even
ing for work In the patriarchal degree.
The city council will hold an adjourned
session this evening, at which a number of
Important matters are slated to come up
A. W. Wyman left yesterday for a visit
with relatives at Oram! Rapids, Mleh.JHe
will alto visit relatives in New York before
Miss Clara Newton, accompanied by Miss
Zella Kenworthy and Miss Emma King of
South Omaha, left yesterday for two weeks'
outing In Colorado.
For sale My home at 315 South First
street; a modern six-room cottage,' large
lot and . shade trees. Call at 63Vft Broad
way. C. R. Nicholson.
Mr. and Mrs. Clint A. Robblns and Miss
Nellie Blanrharil of the Chase-Lister Thea
ter company, spent Sunday In the city, on
their way to Des Moines. . i
The Salvation Army K8;ps u has .been
obllped to give up Its half- In the Ogden
house and for the time being will hold Its
meetings at 155 East Broadway. .
John F. Merrln m, aged 67 years, died yes
terday at his home, 344 North First street.
He had been a resident of Council Blurts
for forty years, and Is survived by one
daughter and three sons.
H. B. Perham, president of the Order of
Railway Telegraphers and also president of
the Brotherhood of Commercial Telenraph
era, with headquarters at St. I-ouls, waa the
guest of F. E. UHllland over Sunday. .
Marka & Co., proprietors of the Otrden
livery barn, lt8 Broadway, have an elegant
equipment of rubber-tired rigs. Horses
boarded and csred for, $10 per month- Best
llverv service in the city. Telephone, 108.
BIshOD J. W. Hamilton of San Francisco,
who will preach next Sunday at the Broad
way Methodist church, will lecture Monday
evening, September 1, at the .same place on
"Marauders, Miracle and Men of Mexico."
James Rambo, living at Tenth street and
Avenue L, has asked the police to assist In
locating his 16-year-old son Bert, who had
run away from home. As a mark of Iden
tification the lather told the police the boy
had six toes on each foot. ,
Contractor Wlckham has completed the
paving of Fifth avenue and' In accordance
with the Instructions of the city council It
la expected he will begin work on-Harrison
street, which Is to be paved with home
made brick for both courses.
Mrs. Jennie Levi, 244 Avenue C, has noti
fied the police that she will prosecute Joh.i
Wilson for the alleged theft of hr son's
bicycle. Wilson haa been under arrest at
the city Jail for several days, but It Is ex
pected he will be released this morning.
Dr. Donald Macrae, jr., feeling the need
of a vacation after the excitement and
worry of the Philippine reunion, left yes
terday with Thomas Metcalf for Steamboat
Springs. Colo., from where they will take a
horseback trip through that portion of
Roy, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Theman of Lewis township, died
yesterday from cancer of the stomach after
an Illness of eight weeks. ' The funeral will
be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from
the family residence and hurlal will bo In
the Treynor cemetery.
C. B. Altchlson of this city was tendered
a banquet at the Pax ton hotel Saturday
night by the class of law students which
he coached for the b"r examination In Ne
braska last June. The entire clasa passed
the examination with honors and the ban
quet was given by the six young lawyer as
a mark of their appreciation of, the careful
Instruction given them by Mr. AitctAaon.
WRECK ON THE NORTHWESTERN
Special Stock Trains Collide Near
Hamholdt, Iowa, and Can
dnctor Is Killed.
HUMBOLDT, la., Aug. 17. One man was
killed and another Injured 4n a rear-end
collision between two eaatbound special
stock trains on the ' Northwestern, three
miles east of here early today. !
The first section, a double-header,' was
running not more than twenty, eatles an
hour when It waa struck by the' engine of
the second trsln. Conductor Roe Harlan of
the bead train jumped ant .his head was
crushed. The caboose was hurled thirty
feet. Six stock men on the leading train
were slightly - bruised. Engineer E.'-1'C.-Norrls
of tbe second train jumped, and bla
arm was broken. The fireman escaped.
The dead conductor la blamed for 'not'
having red light displayed on -the rear of
Christian Endeavorers to "Meet. '
IOWA FALLS, la'., Aug. 17. (Special.) '
The young people's societies of Christian
Endeavor of Hardin county meet In conven
tion at Arkley tomorrow morning and will
continue in session tor two days. Evry
society In tho ccuoty Is represented cn the
program, and Include the following cities
and towns of the county: Ackley, Eldora,
Alden, Whltten, New Providence, Steam
boat Rock, Hubbard, Union and Iowa Falls.
!ARE HIGHER THAN INTENDED
8ttte Eiscnt(T8 Council of Iowa Puts Rail
road Assessments Too High.
GET MORE MONEY THAN WAS EXPECTED
Railroads Will Par Into Stat Trees
nry This Tear lT2,0OO Mare
Taaes Than They Paid
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Aug. 17. (Special.) The
state executive council In making the as
sessment of railroads for this year put ths
figures higher than was Intended by them.
It was planned that they should make an
Increase of substantially $4,000,000 In the
taxable value of the Iowa railroads, and
having decided upon. this as a bssls they
proceeded to figure It out by systems and
branches. ' The work was necessarily done
hurriedly, and when finished tbe prelim
inary figures showed a net increase In the
assessment of $4.041,56. This was satisfac
tory to the council. ,
During the past two weeks the secretary
of ths council has been making out the
certificates to county auditor and figur
ing out the assessment mile by mile over
all the lines and branches In Iowa, and fig
uring It down In this manner the result
shows that the total Increase In assess
ment amounta to $4,818,726, or mors than
$275,000 more than what was contemplated
by the council to the difference between
figuring It out ' mile by mile, and making
tbe computation on whole systems at a
time. The assessment on new lines Is only
about $160,000. This means that the rail
roads of Iowa will pay $172,000 more taxes
to the state this year than last year. The
total assessment of railroad property is
$61,387,984. The county having the heaviest
assessment of railroad property Is Potta
wattamie, with $1,443,298. The next Is
Clinton, with $1,194,564; then Polk, with
$1,150,664, and Linn, with $1,054,245.
Commercial Bodies to Meet.
A meeting of tbe newly formed Commer
cial association of Iowa has been called to
meet In Des Moines August 26, when tbe
organization will be perfected, and work
will be laid out for It to do. This Is an
organization of tbe commercial bodies
which are existing in various cities of the
state for the Improvement of the cities and
to secure factories and new enterprises.
D. B. Lyons of this city Is the temporary
president of the association. There are
about ninety of these associations In the
state, and a great many more will be repre
sented than were represented at the pre
liminary meeting In Cedar Rapids. .
Abandon Oil Search.
Two oil- fields have attracted some at
tention In Iowa the past two years. The
one at Frederika, In Bremer county, caused
a great deal of excitement for a time, and
two strong companies were organized to
prospect for oil. The price of land In tbe
eastern part of Bremer county along the
Wapsle river rose rapidly, and there was a
great bustle among the business men In the
nearby towna. Boring was commenced be
low Tripoli by tho Pioneer Prospecting and
Oil company and by the Wapsle company.
The prospect hole of the first named com
pany was put down over 1,700 feet, and laat
week the well waa abandoned and the field
given up entirely. The work on the' other
well Is still progressing. Both companies
had many small stockholders scattered over
the state, and the loss will not be heavy
on anyone. The other nil field la In Musca
tine anl Louisa counties, and Indications
are that there Is a small amount of surface
oil similar to that which caused the ex
citement In Bremer county,
Roosevelt's Iowa Joiner.
It Is now announced with poeltlveness
that President Roosevelt will make at
least 'two separate journeys Into Iowa on
his western trip and between the two
he will. make his trio Into Nebraska, Kan
sas and Missouri. The towns at which
he will stop are Sioux City, Denlson, Des
Moines, Clarlnda, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa and
possibly Osceola and Keokuk. He will
stop at Denlson as a compliment to Sec
retary Shaw, whose home Is In that little
city. His stop In 8ioux City will be Sep
tember 26 and In Des Moines, September
30. The efforts of a great many other
ambitious towns to have the president
visit them have proved disappointing.
More Rain In Iowa.
Another heavy rainstorm visited central
Iowa last night and added to the danger
from floods along the rivers, the Coon
river is steadily rising here and Is now
at the danger point. The rains are caus
ing a great deal of damage to crops again.
More than 135 good horses have been
entered for the races at the Iowa State
fair next week, tbe race program to begin
on Monday. These Include some of the
best known trotting and pacing animals In
the western country. A number from west
ern Iowa and Nebraska are entered. From
stables In Atlantic, Shenandoah, Davids
City, Storm Lake, Tork, Red Oak and
Stat Meeting; of Foresters.
Des Moines members of the Order of
Foresters have returned from the atate
meeting at Ottumwa. The next annual
meeting will be in Oskaloosa. There was
a large attendance at the state meeting
and the following officers were elected:
President, Robert Roberta, Oskaloosa;
vice president, M. L. Kastner. Cedar Rap
Ids; secretary, Joseph Fisher, Oskaloosa;
treasurer, Ben Bodln, Albla.
Spiritualists Elect Offleers.
At the annual meeting of the Mississippi
Valley Spiritualists' association held near
Clinton, ths following officers were elected
for the ensuing year:
President W. F. Peck, St. Louis.
Vice President Mrs. E. J. Knowles,
Secretary Mrs. Mollis B. Anderson,
Treasurer Mrs. Christine Cooper, Clin
ton. Trustees W. M. Kellogg. Keokuk; Max
The month's meeting of the association
will close August 24. The attendance has
been the largest in the history of the
association, hundreds being here from all
i-arts of the middle west.
IOWA FALLS, la.. Aug. 17. (8pecial.)
A call has been Issued for the Hardin county
democratic convention, which will be held
at Eldora on August 20. The convention
a 111 select delegates to the stats conven
tion and nominate candidates for the county
offlcea. While tbe county is overwhelming
republican, a democratic organization Is
maintained, and each year a full county
ticket is placed In the field. Ths principal
Interest In the convention centers In the
expression of tbe body In Its resolutions
touching the two branches of democracy.
'"- Fnrry Hack la Leelalature.
IOWA FALLS. Ia., Aug. 17-(8peclal )
A movement has been started in this county
In favor of returning Hon. Mark J. Furry
of Alden to the Iowa legislature for an
other term. While no active campaign
has been inaugurated with regard to Har
din county's legislative representation, the
press In some parts of the county has ex
pressed Itself, and tbus far the sentiment
appears to favor Mr. Furry's return to
the lower house for another term.
HUSBAND AND WIFE MURDERED
lown Couple Slain Rear Muscatine,
Supposedly by Man Who Was
MUSCATINE, la., Aug. 17. The decom
posed body of -Airs. Jesse Tuman was found
tonight a hundred yards away from her
home near here and her husband, uncon
scious and with mortal wounds, was found
on the floor of the - house, which showed
signs of a desperate struggle having taken
The couple are knows to have had con
siderable money. The money cannot be
found and Dan Williams, who for two weeks
made his home with the Tumans, has also
disappeared. Williams is said to have come
from Texas. The police are looking for
The murderer of Mra. Tuman had evi
dently followed her when she made an ef
forts to escspe and brained her with an axe
which was found close to her body.
IOWA AGAIN STORM SWEPT
Southeastern Part at Hawk eye State
Visited by Severe Wind and
KEOKUK. Ia.. Aug. 17. Another series of
severe electrical and windstorms passed
over southeastern Iowa today, doing much
damage. In the last few weeks the num
ber of bams struck by lightning near here
and In Illinois Is over 100, and more than
that number were struck In aoutheaatern
Iowa. Northwestern Missouri suffered In
the same way.
Iowa Telephone War Imminent.
IOWA FALLS. Ia.. Aug. 17. (Special.)
A telephone wsr Is threatened at Eldora
that may Involve the Iowa Telephone com
pany, the Cedar Valley system and the
new mutual company: The trouble ap
pears to have been started by the new
company, the stock in whloh Is mostly
owned, by the business men of the city.
An effort will be made to make ths local
exchange of the new company the most
effective and to this end as many 'phones
as possible will be placed In business places
and residences. The stockholders will na
turally use their effort to bring about
this result and as few people have use
for more than one 'phone, if the service
is satisfactory, the natural result will be
that the Cedar Valley and Iowa 'phones
will be abandoned in many lnatancea.
Policeman's Ballet Fatal.
DETROIT, Aug. 17. Edward Lenehen
died today from hemorrhage caused by a
bullet from Policeman F. J. Lemond's re
volver. Lemond found burglars entering
a grocery store early yesterday morning.
He endeavored to arrest them and they
opened fire on him. The policeman fired
but one shot in return and struck Lenehen
In the hip, penetrating his abdomen.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Showers and Cooler Are Presented for
Today, and Tuesday Will
. i '. i .
WASHINGTON, Aug. JT.--Forecast:
Nebraska, North Dakota, . 8011th Dakota
and Kansas Showers and cooler Monday;
Illinois Local rains and thunderstorms
Monday, with warmer In central and north
ern portions; Tuesday, showers and cooler;
Increasing south to southeast wind.
Iowa Thunderstorms Monday, with
warmer in east portion; local rains Tues
day. Missouri Showers Monday and Tuesday;
Wyoming Local rains and cooler Mon
day; Tuesday fair.
, Local Record.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA, Aug. 17. Official record of tem
perature a:id precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the laat three
, 1902. 1901. 1900. 1899.
Maximum temperature .. 84 89 92 88
Minimum temperature ... 68 64 . 70 69
Mean temperature 76 76 81 78
Precipitation 06 .00 .00 .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha, Neb., for this day and since
March 1, 1902:
Normal temperature 74
Excess for the day
Total excess since March. 1... 160
Normal precipitation 11 inch
Deficiency for the day u inch
Total rainfall since March 1 19.40 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 1.76 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1901.... 7.36 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1900.... 1.04 Inches
Roperta freaa Stations at T.t. at.
CONDITION OF THIS ' H ! I
WEATHER. ; fj ; g
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Omaha, clear 81 84 T
Valentine, clear 90 92 .00
North Platte, clear 90 9S .00
Cheyenne, cloudy 78 88 .00
Salt Lake, clear 72 72 .00
Rapid City, clear 80 92 . 00
Huron, clear 82 86 .00
Willlaton, clear 80 82 .04
Chicago, raining 66 74 T
St. Louis, pert cloudy 82 86 T
St. Paul, clear 74 78 .00
Davenport, cloudy 68 70 . 88
Kansas City, clear 80 96 .00
Havre, part cloudy 70 70 .00
Helena, cloudy 50 60 .01
Bismarck, clear 80 86 .00
Galveaton, clear 84 88 .00
L. A. WELSH.
Local Forecast Official.
73 U WCW Bcer
Cvj Price samt as our "Extort."
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We have made it because thousands have
asked for it, and thousands more want it
Perhaps you are one.
,r5wc? i-n abslute cleanliness cooled
in filtered airthen filtered then sterilized
after the bottle is sealed.
. , J. Schliti Brewing Co.
Cor. 5a 8th fit Leavenworth Sts., Telephone 911
MINING IN THE BLACK HILLS
Mnoh Quiet Work is Baing Dane in Baggad
WORK RESUMED AT MAURICE STATION
Victoria Mining; Company, Composed
Lursrelr of Omaha People, Push
lagr Work and Employ
In Many Men.
DEADWOOD. 8. D-, Aug. 17. (8peclal.)
A great deal of quiet work la being done
In the Ragged Top district In the vicinity
of Maurice atatlon, and some good ore
bodies being developed. The Kilpatrlck
brothers recently took a lease and a bond
on the property of Madlll and others on
Iron creek, and alnce taking charge of the
ground have been working a large force
of men on It. The work which Is at present
being done Is merely In the nature of
prospecting, but several fine shoots of ore
have been exposed by It. A number of
open cuta have been made on these ore
depostta and they have been found to be
of an average thickness of ten feet, while
their width has sot as yet been determined.
These shoots occur In the flat formations
and the ore which they carry la similar In
every respect to that Uken from the mlnea
Of the Spearflsh company on Johnson gulch;
It Is a good cyanldlng proposition and car
rlea fair commercial values.' It Is not
known what the Intention of the Kllpat
ricks is, but It Is said that should they
conclude to purchase the ground when their
bond expires they will erect a plant to
treat the orea on the ground.
Work on the Victoria Mining company's
ground at Maurice atatlon baa been re
sumed, and It Is said that a large shoot
of ore haa been found In the drifts which
the company haa started on the ground.
This company Is composed of Black Hills
and Omaha people, who have expended con
siderable money In the development of ths
ground owned by It, and haa at present
quite a force of men employed. The ground
Is In a productive district and should prove
to be as good as any of the excellent prop
erties by which It Is surrounded.
Tbe Mercur company, which Is owned
and controlled by Utah capitalist, has
since It has taken hold of the property In
cluded In the group of claims which It
owns, done a great deal of develop
ment work, and at the present time has a
larger force - of men employed, than any
company In the neighborhood. The com
pany began operations about four months
ago, but since that time has developed the
known ore bodies and exposed others.
Three Tunnels Started.
Three tunnels were started from the
Spearfiah aide of the property, following 1
shoots of ore Into the hill on the Star mine.
These tunnels have been driven In for a
distance of about 175 feet each and are
still In ore, but no attempt haa been made
to crosscut these shoots as yet, but they
are known to be verv extensive. Tha nrm
h. a cyanldlng proposition and carries rat
tles Trees avers;" ratter f nan in a ton.
On the Nelson group, a part of the com
pany's holdings, a force of men waa lately
put to work making open cuta on a num
ber of ore bodies which are exposed on the
surface. Thla work haa shown that the nn
in these deposits Is similar to hat found In
the other mines of the company and that
some of the shoots carry even better values.
Since beginning operations tbe company
baa built boarding houses, offlcea, black
smith and machine shops and erected other
buildings necessary for the carrying on of
Ita work on an extensive scale. The plana
for its 160-ton wet crushing cyanide plant
have been prepared, and It la exneeted that
work on It will be started in a short time.
in order that It may be completed before
the settng In of cold weather and deep
snows. Tbe work at the property Is being
dona under the auperintendency of J. C.
Warren, one of the officers of the company,
and also one of the most expsrlenced min
ing men or Utah.
The Eleventh Hour, one of the new prop
erties in the district, on which work haa
been started within tho past few weeka, Is
showing up well and producing some very
rich ore. The ore shoots occur in the lime
formations, and where they are being
worked are about seven feet thick. It Is a
perfect: cyanldlng proposition and easily
mined; In fact. It Is quarried out of tbe
ground, all of tbe work being done in open
cuta. The ore a lime ore carries valuea
ranging from $8 to $40 a ton. Three feet
of this shoot Is being taken out for ship
ment and tha other four feet piled on the
dump, It being of a lower grade. Ship
ments will be made to one of tbe Dead
wood cyanide plants.
Elkhorn Working; en Spur,
Tha Elkhorn will soon have lta apur com.
pleted to tha Imperial company's ground and
next week shipments from the mines will be
made to tbe company's plant In Deadwood.
Tha company at present Is getting Its ore
from Its mines In Blacktall, and treating
considerable custom ore, but when the
branch of the Elkhorn haa been completed
to lta mines In this section about ion inn.
a day will be shipped, and aa It la a higher
grade and a much better cyanldlng ore than
that taken from tbe mlnea In Blacktall, the
semi-monthly cleanup of tha plant will be
The Tartar group of claims In Carbonate,
owned by Maurice Welsh and associates. Is
at present producing some very rich silver
lead ore. There la a large body of It on tbe
property, which has been opened up by sev
eral tunnels and crosscuts. Numnrona
says from the ore body within the last few
weens snow mat it Carres an average value
of about f 24 a (on. The ore also carries a
little gold, but It Is being worked for the
sliver and lead that la in It. Quite a lot of
this rich ore has accumulated on tha riiimn
and arrangementa are being made to ahlp It
10 me ueaawooa smelter and. If possible to
have It treated there, shipments will be
made to the National smelter at Rapid City.
Allen Bros, are making a success of their
open air cyanide plant. In which they are
treating tho tailings frem the old Slver mill,
which at oae time was In operation on Iron
Hill. They are securing ss high an extrae
tlon aa 8 per toent and making a good .profit.
This Is the only cyanide plant in the Black
Hills which Is treating ore for the silver
which It contains.
Tha contractors on Friday began opera
tions on the new cyanide plant for the Ool-
den Crest company In Strawberry gulch.
The plant to begin with will have a capac
Ity of seventy-five tons of ore a day, but
will be ao built that thla amount can be
doubled and work In tha mill keep going on.
The company baa a great deal of ore on Its
dumps at the present time, and la In shape
to furnish all the ore that a plant of tbe
lie thst Is being built can handle for some
time to come without doing any further
mining. Tha new plant will be situated on
a branch of tha B. A M. narrow gauge sys
Starts New Mill.
CVSTER CITT, B. D., Aug. 17. (Bpeclal.)
The North Star Mining company started
Ita new stsmp mill on Tuesday last. On
the afternoon of that day. In tha presence
of a large number of Invited guests, five
of tbe ten stamps were started dropping.
It was made the occasion of quite a little
celebration, and after the mill bad been
fairly started the guests of the company
were entertained at a banquet In the com
pany boarding house. Dr. and Mrs. R. W.
Calkins. Mr. anl Mrs, Herber MacDonald
of Custer and Mr. Wallace of Council Bluffs,
one of tho directors of the company, fed
the first roclt to the crusher, and watched
It drop Into the battery, and Its pulp wash
over the plates. Tha Initial run of tha
mill was a complete success, and tha en
tire ten stamps the mill's capacity, are
now dropping, and, although a cleanup has
not aa yet been mads, from the appear
ance of the pla.es It can be aeen that tha
gold la being asved and in quantity that
will make the mill success. Although tho
mill la In operation, the plant has not been
completed, for It Is ths intention of the
company Jo build a cyanide annex to treat
the tailings.. The tanks and other machin
ery for tho annex have been ordered, and
should bo delivered on the ground within
ths next two weeks. The cyanide process
which will be used In connection with the
stamp la a new one to the Hills, one which
haa but lately been perfected, and which
Is said to be one of tha greatest of sue
The North Star company la composed of
Omaha and Council Bluffa people, who have
spent considerable money on the develop
ment of the property, and aa thla work waa
undertaken In a practical and thorough way
the management knew what It had In Its
ground long before tbe plana for lta present
mill were drawn up. On tha ground Is a
large working shaft several hundred feet
deep, and the Vein has been opened tip on
different levels, and prospected along Its
course by drifts and crosscuts, so It la
known Just what to expect, and what the
workings of a ten-stamp mill will result In.
When the present plant waa put In opera
tion It was with the view of Increasing It
should tho ore prove to be easily worked
by the process adopted, and thia will aoon
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Aug. 17. (Special.)
The annual convention of the Sunday
School association of Minnehaha county
has been called to meet at Hartford on
the 80th and Slst inats. ' Practically all the
Sunday schools of tha county will be rep
resented at the, convention. Miss Mabel
Oaks of Hartford haa charge of the mat
ter of arranging for tha entertainment of
tha visitors. -
-Sunday School Coarentlon.
STCRGI3, 8. D., Ang. 17. (Special. V
Arrangements are being made for the en
tertainment .of all delegatea to tha Black
Hills Sunday School convention, which
meets' In this city on Monday, August 25,
and closes Thursday, the 28th. Sessions
are to be held at the Presbyterian church.
If You Want the Best
In looking at offices In different buildings, the greatest praise ths owner or
rental agent can give aa office Is to say th at it la "aa good as an office In The Bee
Building. It may be in some respects, but It can not be In every respect.
The Bee Building is ons of the only two absolutely fireproof office buildings la
Omaha. Ths Bee Building Is tbe only build lng having all night and all day Sunday
elevator aervice. The Bee Building furnish ea electrlo light and water without ad
dltlonai cost. The Bee Building is kspt olean, not soma of ths time, but all of tha
time. v. "
Keep these points In mind when lookiag lor aa effloa, and rou will take one ot
those listed below, If yon are wise.
List of vacant rooms in
."V Ground Floor.
OOM.l".V1Thi.'!-tVi?fa,?air."U,nth hM alorfgerth.Ut
f .?' -J11 U "S11 room, and the rental price Includes heat.
S1.'1? na J?r service. It haa an entrance both on The Bee
building Court and Seventeenth atreet .?...r....."....:.Vrlcs B.M
CITB loli There la no finer office suit
large windows looking upon ths fro
frnnl. L' .... . . .
-.,. .uwi. uub room
burglar-proof vault, marble mantel-
TrmmrrmA mila t.a.t
ROOM 104i This room la just at the bead
It would be a -very desirable office
tractor. .The door apace la 16xU fee
ROOM 80S: This room la tlx feet and Is
levator, j. aiga on me ooor can b
ROOM :t:lM TKI. l. 11.00 1.11 -1 j 1!
" - - - . w... . .vvi aitu w
This room Is particularly adapted I
- .uu m uiuiuvuir nanusome
court and windows looking out up
largo burglar-proof vault, hard woo
nau In . V. ..11 ,
VVIIUIlif, ................. ,,,
t01fhll?,i FU ,e,t .Thu room n"1 ,0 tn" elevator and faces court. It
iS5 b"rlr-proof vault and is well ventilated. Has good Ught.
and for the price furnishes nrsi-clats accommodations ...Vr!T. ...rmS
SUITE Bid: This is a very large room, l.xU feet. It facea west, but Is vsry
f 'rea nTKUB.:Dii SfSfn. "t1." eldo'n "nace of this alxeU oY-
i. r" bulla'n- It could be used to advantage by noma firm
SlhSui?1 t 'T numbBr .t clerks, or requiring Ur" floor pace-a
wholesale jeweler, or manufacturer s agent, who woulf like to ts i In a
llon "j?"00' bulid,n- or " l divided to suit the tenant.. .Price 150 OS
ROOM mi: This room faces the court and is 18x14 feet. It has a burglar-proof
SSmnal I'JS a """i h telef r jh 0mC0 n1 n "' floor with a
number of grain firms. It would he a particular good room for a grain
urn. desiring flrat-class accommodation ....7....V.. ......... Price J30.0
Sl'ITK OlfJ: This consists of two rooms, both HWxll'4- Kach of them has a
Urge burglar-proof vault. l:ave been newly decJrated and are rooms
!Jl,r n business or professional mau may be comfortable. Prlra tnr
R. C. PETERS & CO.,
M aOJV .Saaw
Dstteete PluJ-ea uf tThtal
rwevMerlr Adapted te
O f oa-iae Easily DtiMta f
Deputy State Vsterlnarleji
II. L. RAMACCIOTTI, D. V. S,
Offioe and Infirmary, tstta and Maaon gta
rtVE BEANS anickir enre
rvou.neM, all reauiuof hue.
IHn mau hood, drain. Iomaj.
larried men and men intfindtnir
la marry ahould take boi; aatoni-hlng reaaltai
tu wen pari ana ion powor rcttorea. i.uu at
irman 4k Mccouneli Drue Co.. Omaha Nab.
In Omaha than this one. It Is located
marble stairway, and has unusually
nt entrance way of the pulldlng. It
la 17x09 and the other kxl. it haa a
piece, hardwood floors, and will be
of tne main atalrwav nn rh. flu.
for soma raai an Lata man or r-
t a. PrL a tWaa
e readily seen In stopping off the eie-
ill'be dVvlded" Yo" suU' the "tenant U"'
or soma concern needing large tHior
office, having an entrance facing the
Oil Seventeenth atra.! 1, k- .
d floors and Is one of "the choicest offi-
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