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THE OMAHA DAILY T.EEi SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1002.
EXPLAIN THE RATE SITUATION
Sweet, crlsa flakes
Vm en Yale Training Tables.
For the past two months I hare used a (rnat qtiaa.
tlty of ' Fores 'on tbe Yale football training Ubles. The
plaerg eat about ten packages a day.
... 'rELAT Patihsow,
43 Collego St., Kew Karen, Conn."
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Mayor Signs Ordinance Providing for
Opening of N Street
IMPROVEMENT SOUGHT FOR MANY YEARS
, Little Troeble la Anticipated In
Securing- Petition for Grading;
s ol the New Roadway
to the RlTer.
' Testerday . afternoon Mayor Koutsky
timed ordinance No. 1103, which was passed
by the council at a session held Wednesday
Bight. This ordinance declares the neces
clty for appropriating certain property and
lands for the use of the city. The Intention
Is to provide a way for the opening; of N
street to the river.
City Attorney Murdoch: Is Instructed by
the ordinance to commence condemnation
' proceedings against the property on N
street from the east line of Maxwell A
Freeman' , addition to the west line of
Thirteenth street. These proceedings will
take In a strip of land sixty feet wide, ex
tending from the middle of the block be
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets east
to ThirteCnth street.
It la expected that when the city comes
Into possession of this property there will
be little, if any difficulty in securing all
of the signatures necessary for the petitions
for the grading of this portion of the pro
For ten years or more energetlo citi
ens have been trying to have this street
opened In order to glre an eastern outlet.
Now that' condemnation proceedings are to
be started the city officials are in hopes that
arrangements can be made to do the grading
It is stated that when N street is opened
the Burlington road will erect a depot
on its tracks at the foot of the streeti
Mandamus Proceedings Commenced.
Deputy Sheriff Roach served an alter
native writ of mandamus on Mayor Koutsky
yesterday afternoon in connection with the
Clark Howard voucher. The mayor is di
rected to either sign the warrant for How
ard on or before November 26 or else ap
pear In Judge Baxter's court and show
cause why the warrant ordered drawn
by the city council should not be Blgned.
In speaking of the mandamus proceed
ings Mayor Koutsky. said ' last nigbt that
lie did not propose to sign the warrant.
Instead he will appear before Judge Bax
ter and endeavor to show him that there
Is no such office as stock Inspector In
South Omaha at the present time. Continu
ing, the mayor said: "Some time ago I
derided that Howard has not performed
the duties for which he was being paid
and I declared the office vacant. There
fore I cannot aee why I should be com
pelled to sign a warrant for pay for a
etty official who is no longer on the pay
roll, as the office which Howard held has
I.ott Kilters Objections.
Colonel A. L. Lott, secretary of the Board
of Education, called at The Bee office yes
terday for the purpose of calling atten
tion to an Item which appeared in The
Bee of Friday regarding the expenditure of
money by the present board. Colonel Lott
aald that of $125,000 spent by the board
since April 24 the sum of $ft,000 was
used to take up an overlap from 1901. He
thinks that a statement of this kind ought
to be made in Justice to the present board.
Inquiry at tbe office of the treasurer of
the board brought forth the information
that Colonel Lott was right as to tbe
amount of the overlap.
The finance committee of the board is
composed of Morrill. Book and Loechner,
and the secretary said that when bills were
Jim Dumps at college strug
To gain the place at center
Last year he tried, but tried In vain,
On "Force" he then commenced to train.
Now hear the bleachers cheering hlmi
"Good tackle I Rah for 'Sunny Jim'."
The Beadf-to-Serv Cereal
helps a man
ef wheat aa malt.
favorably considered ty this committee
they were generally paid.
Rev. Hill Speaks Sunday-.
Rev. Harry O. Hill will deliver an ad
dress at the men's meeting at tbe local
Young Men's Christian association Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Frank C. Huston,
a prominent gospel singer of Indianapolis,
will sing several solos. These Sunday
afternoon services at the Young Men's
Christian association are growing in at
tendance weekly. Last Sunday the capacity
of the rooms were taxed to their utmost.
Made city Gossip.
Attorney Harry B. Fleharty has taken
editorial charge of the South Omaha Times.
Harry MussHman was fined $10 in police
court yesterday for soliciting without a
A daughter has been born to Mr. and
Mrs. N. M. Fenton, Twenty-seventh and
The Maglo City King's Daughters are
preparing to send out Thanksgiving bas
kets, as has been customary In the past.
The Pleasant Hour club will meet at the
home of Hyhert "Waldo on Twenty-ceventh
street tonight for the purpose of reor
ganizing. The four courts of Catholic Foresters
will meet Sunday afternoon at Ancient Or
der of Hibernians hall. Twenty-third and
The mutes' choir of Omaha will give an
entertainment at the First Methodist Epis
copal church. Twenty-third and N streets,
Balthas Jetter secured permits yesterday
for a building at Thirty-first and Y streets
to cost $10,(X) and one at Twenty-seventh
and J streets to cost $2,000.
James O. Cunning, formerly of South
Omaha, has been elected sheriff of Nye
county, Nevada. Sheriff Cushlng is a
brother of Dennis Cunning, a Q street busi
Right on the Spot
Where rheumatism pains . rub Bucklen'a
Arnica Salve, the great healer.- 'Twill work
wonders. Stops pain or no pay. 25o. For
sals by Kuhn & Co.
Three Men In av Fight.,
Jesse Long, who lives at 1624 Chicago
street, James Butler; from the rear of
41H4 North Eighteenth street, and Fred
Campbell of 412 North Sixteenth street in
the rear were arrested last evening for
fighting in the alley between Cass and
California streets and west of Sixteenth
street. Iong suffered a superficial stab
wound over the left shoulder blade and a
bruised head and Butler had a swollen
thumb. Butler is said to have stabbed
Long with a pocket knife and Campbell to
have hit him with a brick. The trouble Is
suld to have come through disparaging re
marks made by Long concerning a sister
of Butler's and replies in kind regarding
the wife of Long.
Robarts Is Located.
Julius 8. Cooley, attorney for the parties,
has received a letter from Summerlleld,
Kan., announcing the presence there of
Paul T. Robarts, the young attorney from
Eldred. Pa., who was thought to have been
the victim of foul play. Robarts was last
htard from at Eagle Grove, la., about Oc
tober 18. Ills uncle, John J. Robarts, came
went to search for him, and while he was
In this city an account of the disappearance
of the young man was published In The Bee.
A copy or tne paper came to young o
bart's attention and he hastened to make
his whereabouts known.
Pros ram for Banqaet,
The entertainment committee of the Com
mercial club haa completed the program for
the annual banquet to the board of gov
ernors of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Uen, which
will be held at the club rooms Tuesday
evening at 6:30 o'clock. J. Frank Carpenter,
president of the club, will be toastmaster.
The address of welcome to the board will
be made by Charles N. Robinson. Rev.
E. F. Trefa will speak of "the Greater
Ak-8ar-Ben," while speakers whose toasts
have not been assigned are Ed P. Smith,
U. M. Hitchcock and W. 8. Summers.
Marriage licenses have been Issued to
Name and Residence. Age.
Walter R. Smart, Chicago 23
Susette Whitehead, Omaha 21
Frank Prelsner, Omaha 2S
Caroline Miller, Omaha 25
The new kind of General Arthur cigars
are now on sale.
Sore Head, Sore Nose, Sore Throat?
Sore Lips, Sore Face, Sore Chest?
Sore Muscles, Sore Back, Neuralgia?
COLDS IN THE HEAD?
X Li' f II
It Cools, It Soothes, It Cures.
UacauakJ for us alter Shaving, SsHsfictton (uaraotl or nxney refunded.
tSc-, 50c, aaa tl 00 Bottka.
UK JU.HJI A CW, IB 11 A3U SMIltU-M
THROWS LAMP AT HIS WIFE
Colored Han Assaults the Woman, Inflicting
Borne Painful Injuries.
SETS FIRE TO HER HAIR AND CLOTHING
Enrnared Husband Draws Rtarhty Days'
Sentence In Jail, Pleading; Gallty
to Charge In the Po
In a fight between George Smith and his
wife, colored, at their home, 2014 North
Twenty-fifth street, at 1 yesterday morn
ing. Smith knocked his wife down, kicked
her in tbe side and then threw two lamps
at her. The first missed and the crazed
man then grabbed a second, which was
lighted, and threw that at his wife's pros
trate body. The lamp struck the woman
in the side of the face and cut a deep gash.
The lamp broke and the burning oil set fire
to the woman's hair and clothing, badly
burning her face, neck and hands. In a
desperate effort to extinguish the flames
Mrs. Smith grabbed a spread from the bed
and threw it around her burning clothing,
Her screams attracted the neighbors, who
arrived In time to extinguish the blaze.
which was then burning the bed clothing,
Mrs. Smith was then taken to the home of
a neighbor and her injuries dressed.
After his wife had gone Smith locked the
house and retired in the partially burned
bed. The police were notified and upon
arriving at the bouse found the doors
locked. Smith paid no attention to their
demands for admission. ' The door was then
broken open and Officer Eagan arrested
Smith as the latter was making an attempt
to escape through a rear door.
In police court yesterday Smith was
sentenced to eighty days in Jail, after
pleading guilty to assault . with intent to
do great bodily injury. Mrs. Smith's burns
are not considered dangerous.
USED AS A CHOPPING BLOCK
Clayton Younsr Brought to Police Sta
tion with Six Knife Wounds
' Clayton Young, a lineman In the employ
of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany was severely stabbed shortly after
midnight this morning during a fight in
Frank Swanson's saloon, 312 North Six
teenth street. He haa five knife wounds
in his back and one in his side just above
the waist line. While the wounds are pain
ful, none of them are considered serious.
There were four men besides Young in
volved in the fight, and no one has been
found who knows just what it was all
about. The others Involved in the row
were Alvin Turpln, Peggy Turpin, Frank
Arpole and another whose identity is not
known, but who is thought to be another
of the Turplns.
After the fight Young, who was some
what under the Influence of liquor, was
wandering about the streets in the vicinity
of the place where the affray occurred. He
was somewhat dazed and weak from loss
of blood when Don Easely came along and
took him to the police station, where his
wounds were attended to.
New Road to BoaesteeL
BONESTEEL, 8. D., Nov. 21. The exten
slon of tbe Chicago & Northwestern rail
road to this city is now open for traffic
Bonesteel is on the slge of the Rosebud
reservation, which Is to be opened for set
tlement next spring. The new line passes
through some rich grazing lands, and as
the reservation embraces such lands, the
opening to entry Is expected to attract a
large number of people.
Catarrh, Fever Blisters?
Sore Joints, Sore Feet?
Frost Bites, Soft Corns?
Burns, Cuts, Sprains, Bruises ?
Swellings and Inflammations?
Railroad Offioials Tall How and Wb j Certain
. increases An Maaa.
REPORTS CONFUSED AS 10 GENERAL RAISE
Grata Rates aad Thooo on Fifth Class
Commodities Go t ss hut West
era Lines Hot la Gen.
In view of the fact that several stories
of more or leas variety regarding freight
rates, their present and future status, have
oeeu puDiienea, a systematic effort was
put forth br The Bee to art at th ini
facts In the matter, with the result that
tne story printed In The Bee Thursday
morning, to the effect that ratea on r.i
shipped out of Nebraska would be raised.
is Termed ana connrmea. Tbe substan
tiation of this story comes from several
sources, all official. One of the freight of
ficials Consulted had 1llSt returned from
Chicago, where the deliberations on rale
matters -were bad and he said:
"December 15. a raise of 3 cents a hun
dred on all grain shipped out of Nebraska
will become effective. The rate will apply
on grain from any point in the state to the
Other local officials gave the same ver
slon, but not any could be found who was
reaay to voucn tor tne story that a gen
eral Increase In freight rates on all com
modities was to be made or was even con
templated. On the authority of representa
tive officials whose names are withheld
only at their reauest. it can be stated
definitely that there is no movement con
templating a general advance of or revision
in freight rates at this time, all reports
to the contrary notwithstanding. There Is,
however, to be a restoration of some rates,
but even this will not be comprehensive
enough to partake of the term general.
Baals of the Action.
Some months ago, as was published in
The Bee at the time, freight rates on
structural iron, steel, barbed wire, nails
and . some other fifth class commodities,
were reduced by roads west of Chicago,
the reduction applying on shipments to
Denver common points. The new pack
ing plant was In its early stages of con
structlon at Denver then and the reduction
came about through the action of a Col
orado line In cutting these rates to get
the patronage of tbe packing house pro
moters. Tbe gauntlet was quickly taken
up by all the other roads, save tbe Great
Western, and the result was that an ex
tremely low rate prevailed until, by the in
dependent action by the Great Western,
the other roads, whose arbitrary action in
thus slashing the life out of these sched
ules was intolerable discrimination against
Omaha, were forced to elevate their rates
just -a little, but. still keeping them be
low the normal.
Now it is the rates on these commod
ities and perhaps a few others, which have
been similarly affected, that the western
roads propose to advance the first of the
year, but the freight officials wish It dis
tinctly understood that this advance does
not represent and cannot in any way
rightly be construed in the nature of a
raise in rates. It has simply been resolved
to put the schedules back to where they
were before these arbitrary cuts were made.
Two very prominent freight' officials of this
city have given their word for it, that so
far as the lines converging . in Omaha
are concerned this and the Increase in
grain rates are the only freight rate ad
vances that are being considered. Reports
from Chicago that a general'' Increase In
rates is to be made, they declare, are
misleading and Incorrect and must have
originated through a misconception or con
fusion .of ideas.
Eastern Lines Ralao Rates.
A revision and a raise in freight rates
generally was decided on at Chicago Thurs
day, as reported in a special telegram to
The Bee, but according to the word of an
Omaha official who was in Chicago at
the time of this meeting attending an
other meeting, this raise is to be made by
western trunk lines, but not those west
of the Mississippi river.
"Not a road west of the Mississippi
is involved or was represented at that
meeting; I can assure you of that," said
this official to a reporter for The Bee.
"We are absolutely not in any such move,
ment. That is confined entirely to roads
east of the river. It la not surprising
to me that with so much rate matter under
consideration these things should be con.
fused, but I have endeavored to give you
tho facts in the case."
Adverting to the matter of increasing
grain ratea this official, whose statements
are duplicated by other freight men of
other lines in Omaha, said:
"Beginning December 15, the rates on
all grain from all parts of Nebraska will
be 2 cents more on the hundred pounds
on shipments to the Mississippi river, which
is the baBlc point for through rates. I
think I saw such a statement as this In
The Bee. It is strictly correct. This was
decided on at a meeting held In Chicago
just a few days ago. I was at that meet
"Will these ratea remain permanently In
effect T" was asked.
"No, I should say they will not."
"Why were they put in at this time?"
"For natural reasons. Tbey simply fol
low what has been done by lines from
lower Missouri river points.
Reasons for Incrense.
"There is nothing of great significance
in the introduction of these rates. The
situation is simply this: There are sum
mer and winter grain rates. It costs more
to transport grain in the winter than in
the summer. When navigation on the
lakes ceases, which is usually about the
middle of November, but in an open season
like this, later, the summer season ends
and winter begins. Consequently the
summer rates must go out and the winter
ratea come in. This is what we are pre
paring for. It is no extraordinary thing.
It will not work hardship or Impose In
justice upon the farmers of Nebraska. It
will not unduly swell the coffers of the
railroads, but will simply equalize matters
between them and their patrons. It Is not
done at this time because of the enormous
grain crops in Nebraska.
'Let us look at this matter In a broad
light. What are tbe rates on grain at
present from Nebraska to the Mississippi
river points? Speak of bushels and not
of pounds, because the farmer sells bis
grain by the bushel, not by the hundred-
"The maximum rate on wheat at present
shipped from Nebraska to Mississippi river
points, which takes in from St. Louis to
Dubuque, is IS cents a bushel, the mini
mum, t (-10 cents. The maximum rats
on corn and other grain Is II 3-10 cents a
bushel and the minimum, 7 Vi- Now the
mean Is between them, of course, and Is
determined on the part of the stats from
which the grain comes. As a matter of tact
Ahe mean will tend toward the minimum,
because the maximum rats I have given
obtains from the extreme western end of
the state and there Is mors grain shipped
from leas distant territory.
Ratea Fair to Both Parties.
"These rates, ws contend, are reasonable
aad will still be when they have been In
creased for the winter. It is not the pur.
vs of tbs railroads to bear duva or op-
v?, KWn ac 'A'" ,V'' C
press the farmer. It has never been. We
have always wanted to see the farmer
prosper and in this state we see him pros
perlng as we never did before, and we are
glad of it. We claim we have promoted
his prosperity, rather than hindered it.
Back in the '90s when grain went down
to such a low ebb the roads gave the farm
ers the benefit of low rates. We called
them emergency rates and it may surprise
you to know that many of those rates ob
tain until today. And it may also sur
prise you when I say that in the midst of
this period of unprecedented prosperity
some rates have actually been lowered.
The farmer of Nebraska is the most pros.
perous farmer in the country today and he
is made so partly through the Influence
and co-operation of the railroads. He haa
advantages in the matter of rates over his
neighbors In Iowa.
"Whether the Nebraska farmer realizes
this or not, the Iowan does. We have dif
ferential rates and they have done a vast
amount of good for Nebraska. For in
stance, from some parts of Iowa farmers
have to pay only 3 or 4 cents less a hun.
dred to ship their products to the Missis
sippi than it costs the farmers away out
here in this state. Now the farmers have
failed, after repeated efforts, to combat this
situation and what is the result? Many of
them have left and arc still leaving their
farms, worth $60 and $70 an acre, and are
coming out here into Nebraska and set
tling on land bought for $30 an acre, which
probably they will find better land. They
have learned that tbey are way ahead
of the game in the long run. Now this
is only one instance where this differ
ential rate system has worked, to the ad
vantage of Nebraska and Nebraska farm
ers." EXPENSES 0FTHE CAMPAIGN
Treasurer of the Republican County
Committee Flies Financial
The report of the republican county cen
tral committee filed with the county clerk by
Treasurer John U. Pierce, shows a total for
the recent county campaign expenses, $2,
900. To provide this amount party men
contributed according to their circumstances
and inclination. Judge Ouy R. C. Read and
County Judge D. M. Vlnsonhaler, each put
up $50, Judge Baxter $10 and even the
court bailiffs and stenographers $5 each.
T. W. Blackburn gave $65 out of the ful
ness of his heart and Victor Walker drew
$50 to "apply in the service of workers
polling tbe Third ward." For personal
services and salaries of his assistants. Sec
retary Messick of the county committee
drew $1,700, his contribution to the fund
being $225. A. W. Jefleris, candidate for
county attorney, gave $50 to help things
along. Commissioner Ostrom gave $25 and
Henry McDonald, candidate to succeed him,
gave $100, as did also Candidate Denker of
the Third district. Candidates on the legis
lative ticket were assessed various sums,
E. M. Morsman, jr., contributing most.
Not of an age but for
all time" BenJonson
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THE CHILDREN ENJOY
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ment which they receive and the efforts which they make, cornea the
greater part of that healthful development which is so essential to their
happiness when prown. When a laxative is needed the remedy which is
given to them to cleanse and sweeten and strengthen the internal organs
on which it acts, should be such as physicians would sanction, because its
component parts are known to be wholesome and the remedy itself free from
every objectionable quality. The one remedy which physicians and parents,
well-informed, approve and recommend and which the little ones enjoy
because of its pleasant flavor, its gentle action and its beneficial effects, is
Syrup of Figs and for the same reason it is the only laxative which should
be used by fathers and mothers.
Syrup of Figs is the only remedy which acts gently, pleasantly and
naturally without griping, irritating, or nauseating and which cleanses the
system effectually, without producing that constipated habit which results
from the use of the old-time cathartics and modern imitations, and against
which the children should be so carefully guarded. If you would have them
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them medicines, when medicines are not needed, and when nature needs
assistance in the way of a laxative, give them only the simple, pleasant and
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